Borderway Primestock Sale

22nd July 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 22nd July, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a good show of 340 Cast cows, Bulls and Prime cattle were forward along with 2142 Prime and Cast sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A good entry of 228 cows were on offer to an increased ring side of buyers with a much improved show of beef cows.  Messrs Lawson, Hundith House’s run of cows topped at 757kg at 169.5p totalling £1283 for an outstanding Limousin x cow and 753kgs at 159.5p totalling £1201. Messrs Graham, Cumdivock Farm sold 4 well finished Limousin x heifers which topped at 869kgs at 146.5p totalling £1273 and 882kgs at 139.5p totalling £1230. Messrs Horn, Lower Griseburn sold a Limousin cow for 779kgs at 159.5p totalling £1242. Mr David Airey, The Close sold a Limousin x cow for 796kgs at 154.5p totalling £1229. Messrs Oliver, Cawfield’s run of cows topped at 719kgs at 169.5p totalling £1218 for a Limousin x.

A plainer show of black and white cows was on offer however trade would be sharper on the week. Messrs Teasdale & Sons, Halefield Farm sold an MRI for 884kgs at 123.5p totalling £1091. Messrs Wilson, Evening Hill Farm’s run of Holstein x cows topped at 900kgs at 119.5p totalling £1075. Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft sold the top priced Friesian cow for 931kgs at 120.5p totalling £1001.

Only 4 stock bulls were on offer selling the top priced Charolais stock bull for 1229kgs at 127.5p totalling £1566.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1283, £1201 Hundith House, £1273, £1230, £1164, 31150 Cumdivock Farm, £1242 Lower Griseburn, £1229 The Close, £1218, £1053 Cawfields, £1189 Longlee, £1178 Kirtlevale, £1119 Fellside Farm, £1110 Whitefield, £1103, £1090 Meikleholm Farm, £1026 Stotsfold Farm, £1024 Wood Hall, £1018 Kirkburn Farm, £1007 Meikleholm Farm,

Shorthorn £1129 Halefield Farm, £1079, £1054 Summerhill Farm, MRI £1091 Halefield Farm, British Blue £1088 Halefield Farm, £1030 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £1007 Kitlevale, Holstein Friesian £1075 Evening Hill Farm, £997, £853 Mirkbooths, £986 Justicetown Farm, £936 Ibrak, £927 Limekilns Farm, £926 Low House Farm, £912 Kirtlebank Farm, £906 Skelton Wood End, £874 Whins Farm, £855 Lane End Farm, Blonde £1054 Whitefield, Simmental £1042 Hedley West Riding, British Friesian £1001 Wavercroft, £909 High House, £861 Middle Farm, Holstein £893 Broathill, £861 Newbampton Farm, £854 Park House, Jersey £774 Mirkbooths, Belted Galloway £772 Whitestonehill.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 169.5p, 159.5p Hundith House, 169.5p, 150.5p, 149.5p Cawfields, 166.5p Kirkburn Farm, 159.5p Lower Griseburn, 157.5p The Guards, 156.5p, 155.5p Wood Hall, 155.5p Wavercroft, 154.5p The Close, 148.5p Culquhasen Farm, 148.5p, 146.5p Meikleholm Farm, 148.5p Stotsfold Farm, 146.5p Cumdivock Farm, 146.5p Wood Hall, 146.5p Sunnyhill, 146.5p Fellside Farm, British Blue 169.5p, 155.5p Home Farm, 147.5p Kirtlevale, 145.5p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 144.5p Halefield,  Simmental 141.5p Hedley West Riding, Aberdeen Angus 139.5p Barsalloch Farm, Charolais 138.5p West Glengyre Farm, British Friesian 137.5p Dockray Hall, 129.5p High House, 126.5p Middle Farm, 124.5p Aulby Farm, 120.5p Wavercroft, Holstein Friesian 136.5p, 125.5p Justicetown Farm, 127.5p Wood Farm, 125.5p Skelton Wood End, 125.5p Lane End Farm, 124.5p Limekilns Farm, 123.5p Whins Farm, 122.5p Beyond The Moss, 122.5p Evening Hill Farm, 122.5p Park Farm, 121.5p Kitlebank Farm, Holstein 133.5p Park House, Belted Galloway 133.5p Whitestonehill, Blonde 132.5p Whitefield,Shorthorn 131.5p Summerhill Farm, MRI 123.5p Halefield Farm, Jersey 111.5p Mirkbooths.

Cast Bull Leading Prices per Head: Charolais £1566 Riggheads, Aberdeen Angus £1215 Drumburgh Castle.

Cast Bull Leading Prices per Kilo: Charolais 127.5p Riggheads,

PRIME BULLS: A smaller entry of 76 prime bulls forward seeing trade a fraction better on the week. Top overall was a Charolais cross from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan achieving £1498 the same vendors also sold top British Blue cross to £1425. Limousins sold to £1386 from Messrs Bragg and Sons, Holly Tree Farm, Wigton both of the previous purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.

Top pence per kilo overall of 203.5p was paid to Messrs Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, Morpeth and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Black and whites peaked at £1046 for a Friesian from Messrs Clark, Whins, Lockerbie purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick. Top pence per kilo of 154p was attained by Messrs Irving, Becton Hall, Canonbie.

Leading prices per head: Charolais £1498 Upper Brydekirk British Blue £1425 Upper Brydekirk, £1110 Justicetown Farm, £1100 Down Hall Limousin £1386 Holly Tree Farm, £1370 Hoddamtown, £1370 Reddings, £1353 Fern House, £1341, £1306 Hallmoor, £1320 Fern House, £1319, £1276 Demesne Farm, £1308 Duchra Farm, £1285 Bectonhall Simmental £1251 Duchra Farm Friesian £1046 Whins Farm Aberdeen Angus £1029 Down Hall, £1007 Beeches Holstein Friesian £1025, £904 Elephant Farm, £1007 Bectonhall, £978 Barwinnock Farm, £955 Mirkbooths, £935 Prospect House Ayrshire £802 Plasketlands

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 203.5p, 201.5p Swarland Old Hall, 201.5p, 193.5p, 192.5p Reddings, 195.5p Lower Griseburn, 190.5p Holly Tree Farm British Blue 184.5p Hayclose, 182.5p Upper Brydekirk, 180.5p Justicetown Farm Simmental 179.5p Duchra Farm Charolais 175.5p Upper Brydekirk Aberdeen Angus 156.5p Beeches Holstein Friesian 154.5p, 149.5p Bectonhall, 152.5p Jerriestown, 149.5p South View Farm, 147.5p Elephant Farm, 145.5p Prospect House  Friesian 143.5p Jerriestown Ayrshire 143.5p Plasketlands

PRIME CATTLE – A large show of 56 prime steers and heifers forward with trade sharper on the week. Top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle achieving £1679 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse, Carlisle sold another to £1669. British Blue steers from Messrs Nicholson peaked at £1624 and top pence per kilo of 222.5p was achieved for a Limousin cross from Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle.

Heifers were forward in good numbers and peaked at £1460 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton purchased by David Whaite Butcher. Messrs Story, Newbiggin sold another to £1446 purchased by Steven Wilson Butchers Shop, Corby Hill. Top Charolais cross came from Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton selling at £1276. Top pence per kilo and overall top was another top quality Limousin cross from Jack Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton receiving 239.5p and purchased by David Whaite. More could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin
£1679, £1653, £1542 Gill Farm, £1669, £1595 Nealhouse Farm, £1652, £1638 Halfway Well, £1622, £1606, £1516 Newbiggin Farm, £1611 Hoddamtown British Blue £1642, £1555 Gill Farm, £1576 Hoddomtown

Heifers: Limousin £1460, £1319 Hundith House, £1446, £1271, £1270 Newbiggin Farm, £1351, £1339, £1316, £1292, £1251 High Aketon, £1258 West End Farm Charolais £1276 High Aketon, £1234 Hundith House Aberdeen Angus £1169 High House

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
222.5p, 220.5p, 219.5p(x2), 216.5p Newbiggin Farm, 214.5p (x2) Gill Farm, 213.5p Nealhouse Farm British Blue 219.5p, 218.5p Gill Farm, 214.5p Hoddamtown

Heifers: Limousin 239.5p, 225.5p, 221.5p Hundith House, 235.5p, 229.5p, 227.5p, 225.5p, 220.5p High Aketon, 231.5p, 224.5p, 223.5p, 220.5p Newbiggin Farm, 225.5p, 221.5p West End Farm Charolais 213.5p High Aketon

For more information of Cast and Prime Cattle Sales at Borderway please contact David Holliday 07710 189804 or Grant Anderson 07872 129274.

PRIME SHEEP– On Monday 22nd July Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime sheep which saw 1668 head of prime lambs and 474 head of cast sheep forward. Prime lambs averaged 182.9p for all weights and grades which is a great result yet again in comparison with other outlets.

The sale topped at £103.80 for an outstanding Beltex x lamb from RD & P Urwin, Hill House, Kirklinton which was purchased by Morgan Helliwell; this lamb was also top pence per kilo at 247.1p. Closely following at £102 was first time vendor M & K Palmer, Grange Farm, Maryport who headed up a large contingent of West Cumbrian vendors this lamb was purchased by Mr Glenn Lomax.

Leading prices per head: Beltex £103.80, £94.80, £92.80, £85.30, £84.80 Hill House, £99, £95.80, £93.80, £92.80 Hollands, £91.80, £90.80, £90(x2) Little Swinburne Farm, £86.30 Netherton, £86 Flimby Hall Farm, £85 Shank Castle, £84.80 Church Farm Texel £102 Grange Farm, £100(x2), £96, £95, £90 Crookholm Farm, £98.80 Rottington Hall, £95.80, £92.80 Willows Farm, £95.80 Netherton, £94.80(x2) Wavercroft, £94 Bodoney, £93.80 Williamsgill Farm, £92.80 Old Rectory Farm, £92.80 New Sandsfield, £91.80 Cracrop Farm, £90.80 Row Brow Park, £90.80, £90.30 Gallowberry Suffolk £98.80 New Sandsfield, £97.80 Row Brow Park, £88.80, £80.80 The Beeches, £82.80 Hayton Brow, £80 Talking Head Dutch Texel £95.80, £91, £90, £89, £87.80 Hargill House, £88.80, £86.80, £85.80 Unity Farm, £82 Thorneyland Blue Texel £95 Little Swinburne Farm Millennium Bleu £85.80, £80 Lords Close, £80.80, £80.30 Corrie Field

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 247.1p, 240p, 237.9p, 237p, 208p, 201.9p Hill House, 246.8p, 239.5p, 232p, 230.2p, 201.9p Little Hollands, 227p, 213.5p, 204.5p Little Swinburne Farm, 213.1p, 201.9p Netherton, 202.4p Shank Castle, 200p Flimby Hall Farm  Millennium Bleu 225.9p Corrie Field Texel 226.3p Old Rectory Farm, 222.2p, 206.5p Crookholm Farm, 222p, 207.6p Ghyll House Farm, 214.9p, 212p Outer Woodhead, 213p, 206.5p Cracrop Farm, 210p The Beeches, 208.8p East Park, 206.9p Mossband Hall, 206.6p Newbiggin Farm, 205.7p Stubbsgill Farm, 205.2p Gallowberry, 204.2p Wavercroft, 202.6p Draperstown, 202.4p Hayton Brow, 202p Meadow Farm, 200p Midtown Farm Dutch Texel 214.5p, 209.2p, 206.5p Unity Farm, 212.9p, 204.6p, 204.5p, 201.8p, 200p Hargill House, 200p Thorneyland Charollais 194.4p Outer Woodhead Blue Texel 186.3p Little Swinburne Farm Suffolk 183.1p The Beeches Greyfaced 174.8p Flimby Hall Farm

CAST EWES & RAMS – The weekly sale of cast sheep saw a good entry of 474 forward which were well received by buyers. Topping the sale at £120 was an outstanding Texel ewe from Messrs Fearon, Fell View. Rams also sold very well averaging £99.55. Many more ewes could be sold to vendors advantage.

Cast Ewe Leading Prices: Texel £120, £100, £93.50, £91.50 Fell View Farm, £117.50, £111.50, £105.50 The Beeches, £115.50 Flimby Hall, £108.50 Wavercroft, £99.50, £90.50 Bengall Farm, £97.50, £95.50, £91.50 Springfield Farm, £96.50, £93.50 Elva Plain Farm, £92.50 Scarrowhill, £91.50 Cleamire, £91.50 Little Swinburne Farm, £91.50 Willows Farm Dutch Texel £111.50, £103.50, £97.50(x2) Hargill House Suffolk £102.50, £89.50, £86.50 Rottington Hall, £89.50 Row Brow Park Leicester £89.50 Fell View Farm Dorset £84.50, £63.50 High House Grayfaced £81.50, £74.50 Elva Plain Farm, £77.50 Tedcastle Farm, £77.50, £74.50 Errington Farm, £77.50 Row Brow Park, £75.50 Cleamire, £75.50 Fell View Farm, £75.50 Unity Farm, £74.50 Willows Farm, £73.50 Hayton Brow, £71.50 Shankfield Head, £70 Flimby Hall Swaledale £78.50, £53.50, £49.50 Sheepriggs, £56.50, £47.50 Hargill House, £50.50 Flimby Hall Farm, £49.50, £47.50 Shankfield Head, £49.50 Upper Rigg Farm Hampshire £69.50 Row Brow Park Blackface £59.50, £52.50 Upper Rigg Farm

Cast Ram Leading Prices: Leicester £116.50 Hargill House Texel £106.50 Ghyll House Farm, £96.50 Flimby Hall, £87.80 Flimby Hall Farm Charolais £104.50 High House Blue Texel £85.50 Flimby Hall Farm

For further information of Cast and Prime sheep sales at Borderway please contact James Little 07872 840685.