Borderway Primestock Sale

30th September 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 30th September Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep.  One of the largest entries of 708 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward along with 2250 prime and cast sheep.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE – The largest show of 508 cast cows and stock bulls were forward.

Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall run of outstanding British Blue cows topped at 950kg, 182.5ppk or £1733, and to 188.5ppk from the same home. Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor run of Limousin cows topped at 951kg, 161.5ppk or £1535 and to 896kg, 159.5ppk or £1429. Messrs Harryman, Keskadale Farm run of Limousin cross cows topped at 963kg, 147.5ppk or £1420 and to 813kg, 170.5ppk or £1386.  Messrs Wilson, Belzies sold a British Blue cow for 838kg, 164.5ppk or £1378. Messrs Thompson, East Unthank Farm sold a British Blue cross cow for 774kg, 177.5ppk or £1373. Messrs Chappelhow, high Grounds sold Limousin cross cows for 176.5ppk and 168.5ppk.

A plain show of Black and White cows were forward with Messrs Shepherd, Crownstone Farm selling to a top price of British Friesian cow for 874kg, 116.5ppk or £1018. Messrs Crichton & Son, Limekilns Farm sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 830kg, 122.5ppk or £1016. Messrs Crichton & Son sold a Fleckvieh cross heifer for 134.5ppk.  Messrs Smithson, Skelcies Hall sold a Holstein cross for 783kg, 128.5ppk or £1006.

Leading prices per head: British Blue £1733.75, £1477.41, £1432.43, £1298.77, £1224.06 Todd Hall, £1378.51 Belzies, £1373.85 east Unthank Farm, £1223.40 Halfway Well, £1085.18 Skelcies Hall, £1062.99 Midtown Farm, £1056 Little Broomhills Farm, £1003.89 Gardrum, Limousin £1535.87, £1429.12, £1273.05, £1253.57, £1175.63 Clifton Moor, £1420.43, £1386.17, £1283.75, £1063.26 Keskadale Farm, £1297.66, £1234.53, Holme Head Farm, £1272.77 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £1256.86 Midtown Farm, £1251.25 Todd hall, £1221.63, £1219.62, £1079.42 High Grounds, £1191.60, £1135.65, £1091.55 Gardrum, £1167.62, £1093.11 Drumshangan Farm, £1144.37 Housenrigg Farm, £1134.63 Dumbretton Farm, £1095.83 Castlehill, £1079.70 Greenbank Farm, £1064.48 Fell End, £1049.27 Bonshawside, £1044.55 Rosgill Head, £1007.41 Longhurst,  Aberdeen Angus £1172.54 Todd Hall, £1068.28 Ladyhousesteads, Charolais £1121.90 Shank Bridge End, £1054.70 Greenfield, Hereford £1072.45 Little Bavington Farm, Beef Short Horn £1052.03, £1035.84 Bays Leap Farm, Holstein Friesian £1016.75 Limekilns, £1006.16 Skelcies Hall, £967.89 Marsh House, Friesian £1018.21 Crownstone, £945.63 Mounsey Bank, £930 High House, Holstein £951.81, £929.04 Marsh House, Montbeliarde £932 Broomfield Farm, MRI £913.64 Cowlyers Farm, Belted Galloway £806.36 Hesket Demain

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 188.50p, 182.50p, 181.50p, 177.50p Todd Hall, 177.50p East Unthank Farm, 164.50p Belzies, 157.50p Skelcies Hall, 153.50p Halfway Well, 153.50p Gardrum, Limousin 176.50p, 168.50p High Grounds, 173.50p Steeley Farm, 172.50p, 170.50p, 163.50p, 162.50p, 156.50p Keskadale, 167.50p,165.50p, Gardrum, 163.50p Eden Bank, 162.50p Todd Hall, 161.50p, 159.50p, 156.50p Clifton Moor, 160.50p Housenrigg Farm, 160.50p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 159.50p Midtown Farm, 159.50p Holme Head Farm, 158.50p Bonshawside, 156.50 Dumbretton, Charolais 159.50p Low House, Aberdeen Angus 155.50p Skiddaw View, 136.50p Todd Hall, Simmental 154.50p(x2) Porterstown Farm, Belted Galloway 148.50p Hesket Demain,Beef Shorthorn 137.50p Little Broomhills Farm, 127.50p, 124.50p(x2), 123.50p, 120.50p Bays leap Farm, Flekvieh 134.50p Limekilns, 124.50p Hill House, Holstein Friesian 129.50p Netherfield Farm, 128.50p High Grounds, 128.50p Skelcies Hall, 123.50p Hill House, 122.50p Limekilns, 119.50p, 116.50p Lonning Farm, 117.50p Aikton House, 115.50p Marsh House, Montbeliarde 127.50p Swordwellrigg Farm, 116.50p Broomfield Farm, British Blue Cross 122.50p Corsebank, Friesian 120.50p, 118.50p Lingstubbs Farm, 117.50p High House, 116.50p Crownstone Farm, 115.50p Kilfillan, Hereford 120.50p Little Bavington Farm, 120.50p Burgh Head Farm, MRI 118.50p Cowlyers Farm

CAST BULLS – A large show of 14 stock bulls were forward, with Messrs Storrow & Son, Willimoteswick Farm selling a British Blue stock bull for 1166kg, 134.5ppk or £1568. Messrs Graham Farms, Barughsyke sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 974kg, 157.5ppk or £1534. Messrs Wainwright, Toddhall sold a British Blue stock bull for 947kg, 157.5ppk or £1491. Younger British Blue bulls selling to 185.5ppk.

Leading prices per head: British Blue £1568.27 Willimoteswick Farm, £1491.53, £1317.33 Todd Hall, Limousin £1534.05 Barughsyke, £1406.48 Greenbank Farm, Simmental £1211.39 Church Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1156.32 Bays Leap Farm, £922.53, £884.07 Druidhall

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 184.50p, 157.50p Todd Hall, 134.50p Willimoteswick Farm, Limousin 157.50p Barughsyke, Simmental 124.50p Church Farm, Friesian 115.50p Mounsey Bank

PRIME BULLS – A huge show of 140 prime bulls were forward, whereby all classes met a straight trade. Quality and flesh is top of the orders with plainer, leaner types still hard to cash.

Top overall was a Charolais bull from Messrs Sisterson, Newlands Haugh Farm, Consett who attained £1517.55. Limousin sold to £1458.98 from Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill, Appleby and was purchased by Ralph Pearson, Bradford. British Blues sold to £1339.05 from Messrs Brers, Ellen Bank, Wigton and Simmentals to £1338.42 from Messrs Lowry, New Steadings Farm, Lanark.

Top overall pence per kilo of 208.5ppk was achieved twice, firstly by Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill, Workington, purchased by Ralph Pearson, Bradford, and secondly by Messrs Raine, Niven Hill, Gretna, purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.

Black and Whites topped at £1048.94 from Messrs Taylor, High Whinnow, Carlisle, purchased by Mr McGimpsey.

Leading prices per head: Charolais £1517.55 Newlands, £1150.55, £1124.70 Third Farm, £1103.13 Northhouse Farm, Limousin  £1458.98, £1339.03, £1335.88 Maison gill, £1428.23, £1402.87, £1376.37 Stubsgill, £1389.33 Rose castle Farm, £1387.44 Little Orton Farm, £1337.63 Clifton Moor, £1337.63 Hoddamtown, £1328.60 Duchra Farm, British Blue £1339.05 Ellen Bank, £1193.55 Duchra Farm, £1122.88 Little Bavington Farm, Simmental £1338.42, £1295.99,£1236.76 New Steadings Farm, £1308.43 Burgh Head Farm, £1305.26 Duchra Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1200.20, £1080.09, £1061.59, £1016.61 Northhouse Farm, Hereford £1150.70, £1110.78, £919.02 Peel Flat Farm, Luing £1075.13, £1004.40 Setmabanning Farm, Parthenais £1067.40 Marina House,  Holstein Friesian £1048.94, £1046.50 High Whinnow, £1003.44 Cote House Farm,  Galloway £1012.82, £919.84 Shancastle Farm, Fleckvieh £937.32 Laws Hall, Friesian £934.32,£920.03 Hillhead, £899.75 Braithwaite Hall, Aberdeen Angus £902.88 Hedley East Farm, £902.58 Justicetown Farm

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 208.50p, 203.50p, 202.50p Niven Hill, 208.50p,204.50p, Stubsgill Farm, 205.50p, 201.50p, Setmabanning Farm, 203.50p,198.50p Maison Gill, £194.50p Little Orton Farm, Charolais 184.50p, 176.50p Northhouse Farm, 183.50p Third Farm, Simmental 180.50p, 179.50p, 174.50p New Steadings Farm, 174.50p Duchra Farm, Parthenais 179.50p, 175.50p Marina House, Charolais 177.50p Norhhouse Farm, Beef Shorthorn 176.50p, 171.50p  Northhouse Farm, British Blue 173.50p Skelton Wood End, 169.50p Meinbank Farm, 169.50p Ellen Bank, Holstein Friesian 169.50p Cote House Farm, 152.50p Skelton Wood End, 149.50p Blackrigg, 149.50p,146.50p High Whinnow Farm, Fleckvieh 160.50p Laws Hall, Galloway 158.50p Shancastle Farm, Hereford 155.50p Peel Flatt Farm, Aberdeen Angus 153.50p Justicetwon, Friesian 152.50p, 149.50p(x2) Braithwaite Hall, Luing 152.50p Setmabanning Farm, Holstein Friesian 148.50p Skelton Wood End, 144.50 Hedley East Farm, Fleckvieh 144.50p Laws Hall

PRIME CATTLE – A good show of 65 prime steers and heifers were forward, whereby all classes were very easily sold to vendors advantage.

Top overall was an outstanding Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith, receiving £1599.50 and was purchased by Messrs Mathers, Kelso. A Charolais cross from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby peaked at £1562.38 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. British Blues to £1366.12 from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm.

Top pence per kilo and top overall was the aforementioned Limousin cross from Messrs Blake receiving 228.5ppk. Messrs Dent, Elm House sold another to 227.5ppk and was purchased by Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton.

Steers topped at £1564.97 for a superb Limousin cross from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton. Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle sold another to £1530.34, both purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. The same vendor also sold the top priced British Blue cross to £1519.79, and Charolais to £1489.15 from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie.

Topping the steer pence per kilo of 213.5p was attained by Messrs Storey, Limestone, Penrith, purchased by David Whaite.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1564.97 Hundith House, £1530.34 Low Whinnow Farm, £1522.05 Hoddamtown, £1511.09 Hosket Hill Farm, £1421.28 The Lake, British Blue £1519.79 Low Whinnow Farm, £1470.69 Gill Farm, Charolais £1489.15 Hoddamtown, Bazadaise £1412.29 Gelt Hall Farm, Friesian £1078.23 Gelt Hall

Heifers: Limousin £1599.50, £1400.75 Halfway Well, £1523.63, £1339.98 Elm House, £1481.69, £1408.49, Nealhouse Farm, £1400.18 Shatton Lodge, £1379.24, £1355.47 Lowergate Farm, £1375.73 Mirkbooths, £1357.34 Hundith House, £1330.75 Hallmoor, £1303.33 Gates Garth Hall Farm, Charolais £1562.38 Elm House , £1324.04 Hundith House, British Blue £1366.12 Nealhouse Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1045.20 Thornby Villa

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: : Limousin 213.50p Limestone Cottage, 210.50p(x2) Low Whinnow Farm, 209.50p Hundith House, 208.50p Hoddamtown, 204.50p The Lake, 204.50p Gill Farm, British Blue 209.50 Gill Farm, 207.50p Netherton, 200.50p Low Whinnow, Friesian 147.50p Gelt Hall Farm

Heifers: Limousin 228.50p, 215.50p Halfway Well, 227.50p, 212.50p, Elm House, 224.50p Osborne Farm, 220.50p Shatton Lodge Farm, 216.50p, 211.50 Gates garth Hall Farm, 215.50p, 208.50p Lawson Hundith House, 214.50p, 209.50p Lowergate Farm, 213.50p Nealhouse Farm, 207.50p Mirkbooths, British Blue 223.50p Osborne Farm, 216.50p Nealhouse Farm, Charolais 215.50p Elm House, 209.50p Hundith House, Aberdeen Angus 167.50p Thornby Villa

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

PRIME SHEEP – A smaller entry of 1909 lambs and 341 ewes were forward at the weekly sale.

The lesser number was down to a poor day’s weather on Sunday, and the downturn in trade last week, nether the less, those who showed lambs would be pleasantly surprised with their returns. An SQQ of 167.4ppk was achieved, showing a 10-12p increase In trade towards the middle to end of last week.

Tom & Julia Airey brought their usual exemplary run of Beltex x Texel cross lambs from New Grange Farm, Dearham which topped the market both per kilo and per head. A pen of three voluptuous Beltex achieved £100 per head (255.3ppk) to Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton. This great run averaged £91.74 per head.

Messrs Pickworth, Dotland Park, Hexham made a return to Carlisle this week, with a prodigious run od Beltex lambs. A pen of ten from this farm sold to £92.30 for 41.5kg, and the consignment averaged £88.98.

The ‘Bonny Boys’ competition of Mule wethers was won by JJ & E Lawson, Hundith House, Aspatria with their pen of ten, selling to £75 per head to Mr R Skelton.

Leading prices per head: Beltex £100, £90 (x2), £87.80 New Grange Farm, £94.80, £83.80 Limestone Cottage, £92.80, £84.30, £82.80 Reddings, £91.30, £91, £86.80 Dotland Park, £88.80, £83.80 Castlehill, £86.80 Grange House, £85.30 Shank Castle, £81.80, £80.80, £80 (x2) Grange House, Dutch Texel £96, £80 Hargill House, £92.80, £89, £86.80, £77 (x2) Thirlwall Castle Farm, £80.80, £78.80, £77.80 Sycamore House, £75.80 Thornyland, Texel £94.80 New Grange Farm, £92.80 Highwood Farm, £91.80 Belmont Farm, £84.80, £80.80 Harley Croft, £83.80 Whiteside Farm, £82.80 Kilnknowe, £80.80 High Town, £80.80 Copperthorns, £80 High Wreay Farm, £80 The Garth, £80 Lords Close, £78.80 Clappers Farm, £78.80 Chesterwood Farmhouse, £78.30 Drumshanagan Farm, £77.80 Greensyke, £77 (x2) Low Barn, Millennium Bleu £90, £77.80, £71.80 Lords Close, Suffolk £78.80, £72 Clappers Farm, £77 Copperthorns, £74.30 (x2) Town Head, £74 Shield Green, £74 White House, £73 Drumshangan Farm, £71.30 Langfauld, £70 Aimshaugh, Greyfaced £75, £70 Hundith House, £70 Carrycoates Hall, £70 Longlee, £70 Hargill House, £70 Albierigg, £70 (x2) Greyside Farm, £67.80 Spout Bank.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 235.3p, 209.3p, 204.2p, 200p New Grange Farm, 234.1p Limestone Cottage, 227.7p, 209.5p Castlehill, 222.6p, 222.4p, 200p Dotland Park, 216p, 203.1p Reddings, 209.9p, 206.7p Grange House,  Dutch Texel 222.2p, 213.3p Hargill House, 213.3p, 209.2p, 200p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 197.1p Sycamore House, Texel 213.5p Belmont Farm, 213p New Grange Farm, 210.9p Highwood Farm, 207.4p Chesterwood Farm, 194.9p Whiteside Farm, 192.7p Harley Croft, 192.6p Kilnknowe, 189.5p Belmont Farm, 183.6p High Town, Millennium Bleu 173p, 169.1p Lords Close.

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