Borderway Primestock Sale

29th July 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 30th July, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a good show of 420 Cast cows, Bulls and Prime cattle were forward along with 2260 Prime and Cast sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A plainer show of 269 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday, to the usual large ring side of buyers. Messrs Pattinson, Kinkry Hill Farm sold two outstanding British Blue crosses which topped at 819kg, 174.5ppk or £1429. Maxwell Farming Co run of Aberdeen Angus cows topped at 904kg, 132.5ppk or £1197. Mr Tom Byers, Ellen Bank sold the top priced Simmental cross cow for 816kg, 146.5ppk or £1195. Messrs Carruthers & Son, Wardhall sold the top priced Limousin cross cow which sold for 893kg, 133.5ppk or £1192.

A plain show of black and white cows were on offer with all classes being in great demand. Moscrop & Waugh, Albyfield run of cows topped at 846kg, 127.5ppk or £1078. Messrs Irving, Meinbank Farm sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 859kg, 120.5ppk or £1035. Messrs Henderson & Son, Park House run of Holstein cross cow topped at 798kg, 125.5p or £1001. Messrs Dart & Son, Flothers sold the top priced Montbeliarde cross cow for 791kg, 125.5ppk or £992.

A total 14 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Martin, Horseholm Farm sold the top priced Charolais stock bull for 1778. Messrs Graham, Cumdivock Farm sold an outstanding Limousin stock bull for 1191kg, 131.5ppk or £1566. Messrs McKelvey, Burnside also sold a Limousin stock bull for 1054kg,

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £1429, £1162 Kinkry Hill Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1197, £1065, £1006 Druidhall, £1170 Milton Farm, Simmental £1195 Ellen Bank, £1090, £1030 Newbie Mains, £1013 Haltcliffe, Limousin £1192 Woodhall, £1162 Nunwick Hall, £1161 Haltcliffe, £1141 Walton Woodhead, £1086 Prospect House, £1074 West Moorhouses, £1074 Willows Farm, £1065 Roughet Hill, £1047 West Moorhouses, £1025 Coxhill Farm, £1008 Woodhall Brow Farm, British Friesian £1078, £929, £907 Albyfield, Holstein £1035 Meinbank Farm, £1001 Park House Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1002 Coxhill Farm, Montbeliarde £992 Flothers, Holstein Friesian £949 Walby Hall, £936 Kirkland Farm, £924 Justicetown Farm, Galloway £855 High Crossgill Farm, Belted Galloway £805 Summerhill Farm, Dairy Shorthorn £785 Cumcatch Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 174.5p, 170.5p Kinkry Hill Farm, 171.5p Grange,  Limousin 173.5p Walton Woodhead, 164.5p Haltcliffe, 158.5p Wavercroft, 151.5p Willows Farm, 149.5p Prospect House, 147.5p Thornton Towers, 142.5p Roughet Hill, Aberdeen Angus 149.5p, 139.5p, 132.5p (x2), 131.5p Druidhall, 143.5p Milton Farm, Continental 146.5p Outer Woodhead, Simmental 146.5p Ellen Bank, 137.5p Haltcliffe, Holstein Friesian 134.5p, 123.5p Low Bank End Farm, 127.5p Bulls Head Farm, 127.5p Greenmoorside, 125.5p Cumcatch Farm, 125.5p Howrigg Farm, 125.5p, 123.5p Kirkland Farm, 124.5p Willows Farm, 123.5p Cockleybank, 123.5p Walby Hall, 122.5p High Plains, 122.5p Cardurnock Farm, 122.5p Park Farm, 120.5p Justicetown Farm, Holstein 130.5p, 125.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 125.5p Park House Farm, 120.5p The Gill, 120.5p Meinbank Farm, British Friesian 128.5p, 121.5p (x2) Whitlawside Farm, 127.5p, 125.5p (x2) Albyfield, 124.5p Middle Farm, 123.5p Croft Farm, 123.5p Prior Hall, 122.5p Greyrigg, Galloway 127.5p High Crossgill Farm, Hereford 127.5p Lowther Low Moor, Beef Shorthorn 127.5p, 126.5p Coxhill Farm, Montbeliarde 127.5p Knockeffrick, 125.5p Flothers, 124.5p Swordwellrigg Farm, 122.5p Hedley West Riding, Belted Galloway 124.5p Summerhill Farm, MRI 121.5p Haltcliffe.

Cast Bull Leading Prices per Head: Charolais £1778 Horseholm Farm, Limousin £1566 Cumdivock Farm, £1553 Burnside, £1251 Walton Woodhead, Holstein Friesian £1264 Cardew Hall, Holstein £1187 Cardew Hall.

Cast Bull Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 145.5p Burnside, 143.5p Walton Woodhead, 131.5p Cumdivock Farm, Charolais 139.5p Horseholm Farm, British Blue 135.5p Eden Bank Farm, Aberdeen Angus 129.5p Whitrigg Grange, Shorthorn 123.5p, 122.5p Summerhill Farm.

PRIME BULLS: A good entry of 106 prime bulls forward with all classes selling at a very steady and level trade. Top overall was a Limousin from Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm, Lockerbie and purchased by W Hall Butchers, Stranraer this bull attained top price of £1747.50. Simmentals sold to £1374 for Messrs Lowry, New Steadings, Lanark purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesalers, Bradford. Top overall pence per kilo of 199.5p was received twice firstly by Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton and purchased by Morgan Helliwell, Rochdale and secondly by Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan and purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Black and whites peaked at £1164 for Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall, Carlisle purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1747 Haas Side Farm, £1430, £1337, £1323, £1284 Kirkend, £1347 Eden Bank Farm, £1338 Old Rectory Farm, £1334 Greenhill Farm, £1308 Lower Griseburn, £1301, £1298 Hallmoor, £1287 Upper Brydekirk Galloway £1240, £1003 Shancastle Farm Simmental £1374, £1246 New Steadings Farm, £1230 Ellen Bank Hereford £1201, £1054 Peel Flatt Farm British Blue £1200, £1142 Kirkend Holstein Friesian £1164 Cardew Hall, £976, £907 Conheath Farm Aberdeen Angus £1155 Milton Farm Beef Shorthorn £974 Shancastle Farm Friesian £973, £880 High House Holstein £962, £916 Musgrave Hall Fleckvieh £909 Albyfield

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 199.5p, 196.5p Greenhill Farm, 199.5p, 192.5p(x2) Upper Brydekirk, 196.5p Prospect House, 196.5p Lower Griseburn, 194.5p Old Rectory Farm British Blue 189.5p, 181.5p Kirkend Blonde 185.5p, 182.5p Kirkend Galloway 175.5p Shancastle Farm Aberdeen Angus 173.5p Milton Farm, 160.5p Justicetown Farm Simmental 167.5p (x2), 164.5p Kirtleton House Fleckvieh 165.5p, 150.5p Albyfield Hereford 165.5p, 153.5p Peel Flatt Farm Friesian 150.5p Whitlawside Farm

PRIME CATTLE – Yet another good entry of 54 prime steers and heifers were forward, with a plainer offering evident, however trade remained good. Top overall was a Charolais cross heifer achieving £1702.26 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Limousin crosses sold to £1634.04 from Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton and purchased by W Hall, Butchers, Stranraer. Others sold to £1536.50 from Messrs Brough, Old Rectory, and was purchased by Mr Steven Wilson Butchers, Corby Hill, Carlisle. Top overall pence per kilo of 237.5ppk was paid to Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton for a British Blue cross and purchased by W Hall Butchers.

Steers sold to a day’s top of £167.11 for a Limousin and purchased by Pioneer Foods. British Blue crosses sold to £1670.09 from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse, Carlisle and was purchased again by Pioneer Foods. Top pence per kilo of 221.5ppk attained by Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle for a Limousin cross.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: British Blue
£1670 Nealhouse Farm, £1564 Gill Farm, Limousin £1638, £1622 Halfway Well, £1634, £1594, £1542 Gill Farm, £1564, £1545, £1540 Newbiggin Farm,  British Friesian £1114 Gelt Hall Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1634 Osborne Farm, British Blue £1249 Greenhill Farm, Simmental £1140 Woodhall Brow Farm.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
221.5p, 218.5p Gill Farm, 220.5p (x2), 219.5p, 215.5p Newbiggin Farm,   

British Blue 213.5p Gill Farm, 208.5p Nealhouse Farm, British Friesian 155.5p Gelt Hall Farm.

Heifers: British Blue 237.5p Greenhill Farm, Limousin 229.5p Osborne Farm, 219.5p Old Rectory Farm, 211.5p Low Whinnow Farm, Holstein Friesian 161.5p Brisco Hill.

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 29th July Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime and cast sheep which saw 2038 lambs and 320 cast ewes and rams forward. A larger show of lambs was forward with all classes well bid for. Best export types and heavy lambs met a great demand throughout the sale.

A pen of superb Dutch Texel x lambs topped the market both per head and per kilo, these were consigned by Messrs Thompson, Wood Head, Scaleby and sold for £103.80 (247.1ppk) and were purchased by Mr A Dawson. Messrs Thompson sold 22 lambs to average £99.52 (233.16ppk). Heavy lambs sold to 200ppk for a single Beltex x lamb shown by Messrs Murray, The Throp and to £100 on three occasions, twice for texels from Messrs Brown, The Willows, Seaton and also for a Texel from Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft, Waverton. Light lambs were also in demand with a pen pf 32kg Texel x Herdwick lambs from NJ & C Barker, Little Bank End Farm, Appleby selling at £60 a head.

Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £103.80, £100, £97.80 Wood Head, £100, £92.80, £91.80 Hargill House, £95.80, £91.80 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £94 Little Swinburne Farm, £93.80 (x2) Ashfield, £92.80, £92.80 Springfield Farm, £91.80 Lea Hill, Texel £100, £97.80 Wavercroft, £100 (x2) Willows Farm, £98.80 Osborne Farm, £97.80 Clifton Moor, £97, £90 Quarry House Farm, £96.30 Woodhouses Farm, £95.30, £93.80, £93.50 Clifton Moor, £93.80 Lesson Hall Farm, £93.30 Aimshaugh, £92.80 Longhurst, £90 Miller Hill, Beltex £95.80, £86.30 Auchenhill, £94.80, £93.80, £88, £85.80, £82.80 (x2) West Cocklaw, £92, £81.80 The Throp, £91.80, £86.80 Swiss Cottage, £86, £82.80 Winterhope Farm, £83.80 Seymour House, £82.30 Castlehill, £82, £81 (x2) Greyside Farm, £80 Pears Gill, Suffolk £90.80, £81.80 Clappers Farm, £84.80 West End Farm, £82.80 Druidhall, £81.80 Midtown, £80.80 Albierigg, £80 Miller Hill, Charollais £88.80, £80.80, £80 Springfield Farm, Millennium Bleu £87.30 Corrie Field.

Leading prices per kilo: Dutch Texel 247.1p, 238.1p Wood Head, 245.6p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 235p Little Swinburne Farm, 232p, 229.1p, 216.6p Springfield Farm, 227.3p, 218.6p, 215.8p, 212.6p, 211.6p Hargill House, 224.8p Wood Head, Texel 222.3p, 203.3p Wavercroft, 214.3p, 207p, 202p Quarry House Farm, 212p, 194.6p Aimshaugh, 204.4p Hunley, 202.3p Little Swinburne Farm, 200p Farewell Grange, 197.1p East Park, 195.9p Hunley, 192.8p, 190.9p Netherton, 192.7p Seymour House, 191.8p Osborne Farm, 191.1p Willows Farm, 191p The Hill, 190.5p The Hill, 190.1p Lesson Hall Farm, Beltex 218.6p Swiss Cottage, 217p, 207p Winterhope Farm, 216.6p, 204.8p West Cocklaw, 215.8p, 208.7p, 202.6p, 200p (x2) Greyside Farm, 210.55p Auchenhill, 209.2p Swiss Cottage, 204.7p Castlehill, 204.4p Seymour House, 202p, 200p The Throp,   Millennium Bleu 203p Corrie Field, Charollais 193p, 187.9p, 181.8p Springfield Farm, Herdwick 187.5p Middle Bank End Farm, Suffolk 177.6p, 172.3p Outer Woodhead, 176.7p West End Farm, 176.2p Druidhall, 176p, 174.4p Seymour House, 172.4p Merryfield, 171.9p Albierigg, 170.5p Aimshaugh, 170.4p Clappers Farm, 170.2p Miller Hill.

CAST EWES & RAMS – A strong entry of 330 cast ewes and rams sold to a top of £107.50 for a Leicester ram from Smith-Jackson. Ewes sold well and many more could have been sold.

Cast Ewe Leading Prices: Texel £104.50 Beck Farm, £103.50, £94.50 Wavercroft, £100.50, £93.50 Bengall Farm, £94.50 Low Meadow, £93.50 Elva Palin Farm, £93.50, £92.50 Hargill House, £91.50 Swiss Cottage, £91.50 Winterhope Farm, £90.50 Shadwick Cottage, Leicester £94.50 Hightown, £87.50 Nether Oakshaw, £84.50, £81.50, £80 Hightown, £79.50 Pears Gill, Suffolk £89.50 Pears Gill, £88.50 Wavercroft, £84.50 Beck Farm, £78.50 Ashfield, £76.50 Outer Woodhead, £76.50 Beamwham, Hill Cheviot £86.50 Outer Woodhead, £65.50 Sunnyhill, Zwartbles £84.50 Bogra, Bleu du Maine £79.50 Hill Side, Dutch Texel £76.50 Hargill House, Greyfaced £75.50 Beamwham, £74.50, £67.50, £66.50 Willows Farm, £74.50 Middle Farm, £86.50 Millholme, £63.50, £62.50 Ashley Grove Farm, £63.50 Church Farm, £61.50 Tedcastle Farm, Swaledale £51.50 Hightown, £51.50 Nether Oakshaw, £41.50 Beamwham, £40.50 Church Farm, £37.50 The Bog, £36.50 Midtodhills, Blackfaced £50.50 Hightown, £30 Upper Rigg Farm, Hebridean £45.50 Gibshiel.

Cast Ram Leading Prices: Leicester £107.50 Hightown.

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