Borderway Primestock Sale

2nd September 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 2nd September Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep.  A good entry of 475 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward along with 3186 prime and cast sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A large show of 339 Cast Cows and Stock Bulls were presented to an increased ring side of buyers which ensured that good well finished cows would be sharper on the week.

Mr Neil Forrester, Down-by-Rigg sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 808kg, 232.5p, £1878.  Mr Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm run of great cows topped at 799kg, 205.5p, £1641 and 839kg, 178.5p, £1497 for Limousin crosses.  Messrs Carr, Little Bavington sold a pure British Blue cow for 867kg, 187.5p, £1625.  Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor sold a Limousin cow for 947kg, 165.5p, £1567.  Mr Brian Hall, Ainstable Hall run of Limousin cross cows topped at 832kg, 173.5p, £1443.  Messrs Lee & Sons, Agars Hill sold a British Blue cow for 686kg, 180.5p, £1238.

A large show of black and white cows were on offer with good cows being in great demand.  Messrs Shaw & Sons, Redhouse sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 923kg, 124.5p, £1149.  Messrs Weatherly, Windy Hill sold the top priced Brown Swiss cow for 739kg, 152.5p, £1126.  Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown run of cows topped at 933kg, 119.5p, £1114.  Messrs Harrington, Mounsey Bank sold the top priced Friesian cow which sold for 835kg, 124.5p, £1039.  Mr Brian Yates, East Logan Holstein cross cows topped at 920kg, 109.5p, £1007.

A small show of 7 stock bulls were on offer, Messrs Carr, Little Bavington sold the top priced British Blue stock bull for 1096kg, 163.5p, £1791.  Messrs Dixon, Chirdon sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1021kg, 141.5p, £1444.

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £1878 Down-by-Rigg, £1625 Little Bavington, £1238 Agars Hill, £1074 Hill House Farm, £1067 Haas Side Limousin £1641, £1497, £1201, £1160, £1155, £1151 Haas Side, £1567, £1386 Clifton Moor, £1443, £1256, £1157, £1100, £1062 Ainstable Hall, £1347 Gapshields, £1308, £1263 Haltciffe, £1115 Thirlwall Castle, £1102 High Wreay, £1058 Midtown, £1058 Bonshawside Holstein Friesian £1149, £963 Redhouse, £1114, £908, £904 Smalmstown, £998 Low Tarns, £991 East Logan, £979 Park House, £962 Greengatehouse, £961 Cote House, £941 Newton Field Blonde £1147 Aikhead Brown Swiss £1126 Windy Hill Simmental £1094 Castlewigg Friesian £1039 Mounsey Bank, £990, £922 Croft Farm, £965, £918 Kirkbarrow Hall, £928 Whins Farm, £924 High House Holstein £1007 East Logan

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 232.5p Down-by-Rigg, 187.5p Little Bavington, 180.5p Agars Hill, 169.5p Haas Side, 153.5p Ireby Hall, 153.5p Hill House, 152.5p (x2) Gracies Farm Limousin 205.5p, 178.5p, 156.5p, 155.5p, 146.5p Haas Side, 177.5p, 165.5p Clifton Moor, 175.5p Midtown, 173.5p, 170.5p, 165.5p, 149.5p (x2) Ainstable Hall, 170.5p Farnbury, 165.5p Gapshield, 165.5p Thornton Towers, 157.5p (x2) Haltcliffe, 155.5p Flimby Hall, 147.5p Hill House Aberdeen Angus 157.5p, 135.5p Skiddaw View Blonde 154.5p Aikhead, 147.5p Chirdon Brown Swiss 152.5p Windy Hill Friesian 138.5p Town End Farm, 129.5p, 121.5p High House, 129.5p, 124.5p, 123.5p Mounsey Bank, 127.5p Whins Farm, 126.5p, 125.5p Croft Farm, 125.5p, 121.5p Kirkbarrow Hall, 124.5p Prior Hall Simmental 137.5p, 134.5p Castlewigg Holstein Friesian 132.5p, 121.5p Newton Field, 131.5p Walby Hall, 124.5p Chalk Lodge, 124.5p Redhouse, 122.5p Cote House, 120.7p Bulls Head, 120.5p Low Wood Belted Galloway 127.5p West Wharmley Beef Shorthorn 125.5p South Corrielaw Swedish R&W 122.5p Lane End.

Cast Bull Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £1791 Little Bavington Limousin £1444 Chirdon Charolais £1275 Sideway Bank Holstein Friesian £1158 Walby Hall.

Cast Bull Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 163.5p Little Bavington Limousin 141.5p Chirdon, 119.5p Burnside.

PRIME BULLS – An increased number of 87 prime bulls forward with all classes selling sharper on the week.  Top overall was for a marvellous Limousin bull from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Penrith who attained £1660 purchased by Morgan Helliwell, others to £1413 from Messrs Anderson, Crosby House, Maryport purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.  Simmentals sold to £1365 from Messrs Irving, Becton Hall, Canonbie purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers and British Blues to £1359 from Messrs Twentyman, Osbourne Farm, Wigton purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie.  Top overall pence per kilo 213.5p was paid to Messrs Illingworth, Howgillside, Lockerbie and purchased by Morgan Helliwell. Black and whites sold to a top of £1142 from Messrs Workman, Beeches, Carlisle and purchased by Jewitt Meats.  Top pence per kilo of 177.5p was attained by Messrs Moscrop & Waugh, Albyfield, Carlisle.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1660 Clifton Moor, £1413, £1347 Crosby House, £1389 Howgillside, £1373 Fern House, £1302, £1257, £1254 Greenhill, £1284 Maison Gill Simmental £1365, £1263 Bectonhall, £1250 Burnfoot British Blue £1359, £1350 Osborne Farm, £1227 Bectonhall Charolais £1146, £1139 Burnfoot Montbeliarde £1142 Beeches, £996, £983 Kirkbride House Fleckvieh £1038, £1023, £996 Albyfield Holstein Friesian £970 Becton Hall, £883 Broomhills, £882 Mirkbooths, £849 Windy Hill Friesian £843 Jerriestown

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 213.5p Howgillside, 203.5p (x2) Old Rectory, 203.5p Clifton Moor, 202.5p, 198.5p (x2), 195.5p (x2) Greenhill, 196.5p Maison Gill, 195.5p (x2) Crosby House British Blue 202.5p, 184.5p Osborne Farm Simmental 186.5p, 173.5p Bectonhall, 171.5p, 168.5p Dinwoodie Green, 171.5p Burnfoot, 169.5p East Bowhill Charolais 177.5p, 175.5p Burnfoot Fleckvieh 177.5p, 171.5p, 169.5p, 165.5p Albyfield Montbeliarde 167.7p, 155.5p Kirkbride House, 156.5p Beeches, 132.5p Seymour House Friesian 163.5p Wed Holme House Holstein Friesian 147.5p Bectonhall, 145.5p Broomhills

PRIME CATTLE – A very good entry of 56 prime steers and heifers forward with all classes proving harder to cash.  Top overall was a Limousin cross heifer from Howplace receiving £1670 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Messrs Harrison, Hill House, Wigton sold the top priced Charolais cross to £1497 and again purchased by Pioneer Foods.  The above Limousin cross also attained top pence per kilo of 219.5p.  Steers sold to a top of £1583 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle; the same vendor also sold the top priced pence per kilo of 214.5p and both were purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Please advise entries.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1583, £1522, £1469(x2) The Lake, £1575, £1567 Hundith House, £1552 Nealhouse Farm, £1441 Loughrigg Farm British Blue £1333 Crosby House Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1670, £1543 How Place, £1576, £1454 Halfway Well, £1539, £1392 Nealhouse, £1463 Hill House, £1325 Old Rectory Farm, £1275 Wyseby Hill Cottage Charolais £1497 Hill House Farm British Blue £1413, £1329 Ainstable Hall.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 214.5p, 210.5p, 207.5p The Lake, 209.5p, 208.5p Hundith House, 207.5p Nealhouse Farm

Heifers: Limousin 219.5p(x2) How Place, 217.5p Hill House, 215.5p, 212.5p Halfway Well, 213.5p Old Rectory Farm, 209.5p Nealhouse Farm Charolais 209.5p Hill House Farm, British Blue 204.5p, 202.5p Ainstable Hall.

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 2nd September Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale which saw a great entry of 2853 lambs and 333 cast ewes.

A great entry of 2853 prime lambs saw a rise of 1100 head on last year’s corresponding date. All classes were keenly bid for however, leaner sorts again saw a lessor demand. The sale averaged 178ppk for all weights and grades. The sale topped at £113.80 for an exceptional pair of Dutch Texel x lambs from Messrs Scott, Thirlwall Castle, Greenhead which were purchased by Mulhollands Butcher, Great Orton. These lambs also topped per kilo at 255.7p. Closely following at 252.1p was a stunning pen of Beltex cross lambs from A & A Little, Hollands, Penton selling to Mr A Dawson. Suffolk’s sold to £89.80 pen a pen of 15 from Messrs Walker, Morton Farm to Mr M Lomax. Mules sold to £80 for a pen from Messrs B & I Scott, Seat House, High Seaton, Workington.

Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £113.80, £93.80(x2) £92.80,£91.80,£89.80(x2) Thirlwall Castle, £93.80, £91.80, £86.80 Unity, £92.80 Mosshill Farm, £92.80, £91.80(x2), £86 Ashfield, £89.80 Harley Croft, £89.80(x2) Little Swinburn Farm, £88.80 Springfield Farm, £87.80 Thorneyland Beltex £100, £95.80 Hollands, £98.80, £93.80, £87.80 Well Head, £94.80 Birch Craig, £93.80, £90.80 Castlehill, £91.80(x2) Belmont Farm, £91.30(x2), £90.80, £88.80, £87.80, £85.80 Walton Woodhead, £90.80 West Cocklaw, £90 Home Farm, £87.80 High Old Shield, £87.80 Reddings Texel £100, £94.80, £93.30, £88 Hermitage, £95.80, £92.30 Clifton Moor, £93.80, £92.30 Wavercroft, £93.80 Beyond the Moss, £92.80 Kiln Hill, £90.80 High Lovelady Shield, £90.80 Harley Croft, £90.80 Pateshill, £90.80, £89.30 New Houses Farm, £89.80 Ghyll House, £88.80 High Park Foot, £88.80 Low Barn, £88 Harley Croft, £87.80 Belmont Farm Charollais £94.80, £91, £82 Springfield Farm, £73.80 Gelt Hall, £70.80 Harley Croft Suffolk £89.80, £75 Morton Farm, £88.80, £74 Denton Mains, £83.30, £67 Outer Woodhead, £78.80 Merryshield, £77.80 Thorneyland, £76.80, £75.80, £72 Whitchester Farm, £75.30 Roe Farm, £75 White House, £74.30 Midtown, £73.80 Winterhope, £73 West End, £71.80 Longlands, £71.30 Beamwham, £68.80 High Keenley Fell, £65.80 Douglas Square Millennium Bleu £88.80, £86.80, £82.80(x2), £80 New Houses Farm Rouge £83.30 Cracrop Greyfaced £80, £68.30 Seat House Farm, £77.80, £67 Denton Mains, £77.80, £71.80 High Park Foot, £75.30, £71.80 Spout Bank, £73, £70, £50 Hargill House, £71.80 Gapshields, £70 Parkside, £63 Netherton, £60 Tedcastle, £55.80 Upper Rigg Farm Zwartbles £75 Dearham Hall, £63.80 Rietfontain, Jacob £65 Bridge View, £60 Rietfontain Herdwick £61.80 Bridge View.

Leading prices per kilo: Dutch Texel 255.7p, 228.8p, 215.6p, 204p Thirlwall Castle, 223.3p, 211p, 204.5p, 203.1p Unity, 221.7p, 204.1p, 203.1p Little Swinburne, 221.1p, 204.1p Harley Croft, 215.80, 209.7p, 200p Mosshill Farm, 210.9p Ashfield, 209p Thorneyland, 208.9p Springfield Farm, 206.8p Church Farm Beltex 252.1p, 222.2p Hollands, 228.1p, 217.1p, 215.6p Well Head Farm, 220.7p, 206.8p Castlehill, 217.4p, 214.8p, 211.2p, 208.9p Walton Woodhead, 212.7p The Croft, 211.8p, 204.4p Home Farm, 210.7p Birch Craig, 209.5p, 209.4p Hunley, 206.6p Reddings, 205.5p, 204.2p High Old Shield Texel 217.80p, 201.9p New Houses Farm, 217p, 215.5p, 212.8p Hermitage, 213.6p, 200p Harley Croft, 212.2p, 212p Seymour House, 207p, 202p, 197.2p Cracrop, 206.5p High Park Foot, 204.4p Ghyll House Farm, 204.2p, 198.4p Gallowberry, 200p Lamonby Hall, 198.3p Barnskew Rouge 203.2p Cracrop Charollais 200p Springfield Farm Millennium Bleu 197.5p New Houses Farm Suffolk 175.7p Winterhope, 175.1p Roe Farm, 172.7p Morton Farm, 172.4p Denton Mains, 170p Outer Woodhead.

CAST EWES & RAMS – A great entry of 333 cast ewes were forward where all classes were sharper on the week topping at £110.50 for a pair of Texel ewes from M/s Watson, Sanderson House, Whitehaven.  More ewes could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Cast Ewe Leading Prices: Texel £110.50, £109.50 Sanderson House, £107.50, £105.50, £88.50 (x2), £84.50 Low Houses, £96.50 North End Farm £83.50 Walby Grange, £82.50 Carrycoats Hall, £81.50 North End Farm, £80.50 Isel Old Park Dutch Texel £98.50 Thorneyland Millennium Bleu £97.50 Hill Side Suffolk £83.50 New Sandsfield, £78.50 Outer Woodhead, £73.50 Greengate Well Bluefaced Leicester £81.50 Church Farm Greyfaced £74.50, £67.50 Low Barn, £68.50 Church Farm, £68 Beyond The Moss, £67.50 White House, £66.50 Parkside Farm £66.50 Walby Grange Clun Forest £58.50, £50.50 Gelt Hall Ryeland £57.50, £48.50 Kernal Rigg Hill Cheviot £53.50 West Woodfoot, £48.50 Holm Cottage, £45.50 High Troweir Jacob £52.50 Morton Farm, £47.5 Sheepfields Swaledale £47.50, £41.50 Hargill House, £46.50 Branch End Blackface £45.50 Parkside Farm, £41.50 High Troweir Charollais £30.50 Elizabeth Cottages Kerry Hill £30.50 West Woodfoot, £27.50 Catcrags

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