Borderway Primestock Sale

4th November 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 4tth November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep and once again a large show of over 500 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle, along with over 2000 prime and cast sheep were forward.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE – A good show of 309 cast cows and stock bulls were forward, with trade being good throughout.

Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields Farm sold the top priced Limousin cow for 839kg, 154.5ppk or £1296. Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House run of cows topped at 780kg, 164.5ppk or £1283 and to 799kg 143.5ppk or £1146 both for Limosuin crosses, both selling to Owain Llyr. Mr George Wilson, Reddings sold a Limousin cow for 730kg, 158.5ppk or £1157 also selling to Mr Llyr. Messrs Fisher Reaygarth sold a Limousin cross cow for 764kg, 149.5ppk or £1142 to Mr Kirkpatrick.

Messrs Illingworth, Howgillside sold the top priced Simmental cross cow for 685kg, 159.5ppk or £1092 to Mr Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Nixon, Hunters Hall sold the top priced pence per kilo cow which sold for 166.5ppk to Owain Llyr.

Messrs Murrya & Son, Conheath Farm sold the top priced Holstein cross cow which sold for 984kg, 98.5ppk or £969 to Mr Thomas Fell. Messrs Martin, Tempest Tower sold a Holstein cross cow for 1063kg, 89.5ppk or £951.39 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messse Bland & Son, The Flatt sold the top priced British Friesian cow for 723kg, 131.5ppk or £950 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Haston, Dearham Hall sold a Holstein cross heifer for 132.5ppk and to 129.5ppk. Messrs Wilson, Gate Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 131.5ppk.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1296 Sarkshields Farm, £1283, £1146, £1059 Hill House Farm, £1158, £1000 Reddings, £1142, £1095 Reaygarth, £1007 South Bower Houses, £1001 Demesne Farm, Simmental £1092 Howgillside, Charolais £1033 Airds of Balcary, British Blue £1023 Wall End Farm, Aberdeen Angus £999 Williamwood, Holstein Friesian £969, £900 Conheath Farm, £951 Tempest Tower, £934 Albyfield, £927 Slealands Burn, £912 High Plains, £893 Down Hall, £886 Craighouse, £884 Newton Field, £872 Bongate Moor, £868 Whitrigg Grange, British Friesian £950 The Flatt, £853 Albyfield, British Friesian £950 the Flatt, Fleckvieh £894 Wardpark, Ayrshire £883 Flothers, Galloway £592 Batey Shield, Luing £940 Woodhouse Lane, Montbeliarde £824 Geltside Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 166.5p Hunters Hall, 164.5p, 144.5p, 143.5p Hill House Farm, 158.5p Reddings, 154.5p Sarkshields Farm, 149.5p Demesne Farm, 149.5p, 142.5p Reaygarth,    Simmental 159.5p Howgillside, 129.5p Burgh Head Farm, Luing 144.5p Woodhouse Lane, British Blue 144.5p Seymour House, 134.5p Wall End Farm, British Friesian 141.5p Albyfield, 131.5p The Flatt, 111.5p Dockray Hall, Holstein Friesian 132.5p, 129.5p Dearham Hall, 131.5p Gate Farm, 117.5p The Howes, 113.5p Bolton Cottage, 112.5p Craighouse, 111.5p Slealands Burn, 111.5p Down Hall, 110.5p Newton Field, Charolais 129.5p, 129.5p Westnewton Hall, Aberdeen Angus 128.5p Hunters Hall, 124.5p Aikhead, 123.5p Williamwood, Holstein 124.5p Albyfield, Hereford 118.5p Flothers, 109.5p Field Garth, Ayrshire 117.5p Flothers, Saler 117.5p, 115.5p Far Hills, Fleckvieh 113.5p Wardpark, Beef Shorthorn 111.5p Williamwood, Blue Grey 111.5p Chapel Farm.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Luing £1067 Skelfhill Farm, Limosuin £1039 Batey Shield.

PRIME BULLS – The weekly sale of prime bulls had a great entry of 110 forward, with trade being similar to last week,

Topping the sale at £1694 was a Limousin from Mr Steven Wilson, Corby Hill, to Mr Kirkpatrick. British Blues topped at £1501.38 from Messrs Twentyman selling to Mr Les Fell. Charolais from Messrs Goldie, Ruthwell sold to £1544 also to Mr Fell.

Topping the pence per kilo was a British Blue cross from Mr Twentyman, Osborne Farm selling to 219.5ppk, again to Mr Fell. Timousins topped at 216.5ppk from Messrs Wight & Son, Carwood Farm, Biggar, once again to Mr Fell.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1694 Corby Hill, £592 Terrys Farm, £1589, £1389 Strawfrank Farm, £1536, £1413 Townfoot Farm, £1430 Prospect House, £1398 Hunters Hall, £1359 Carwood Farm, £1348 Maison Gill, Charolais £1544, £1388 South Bowerhouses,£1408, £1330 Carwood Farm, British Blue £1501 Osborne Farm, £1238 Maison Gill, £1197, £1169 Skelton Wood End, £1183 Elephant Farm, £1177 The Farmhouse, Maine-Anjou £1484, £1463 Kirtleton House, Simmental £1472, £1398, £1275 New Steadings Farm, £1416 Kirtleton House, £1496 Newbie Mains, Saler £1410 Carwood Farm, Hereford £1060 Mirkbooths, Holstein Friesian £1024 Bectonhall, £1010 Blackrigg, £987, £907 Elephant Farm, £985 Lamplugh Hall, £897 Grassknop Farm, Aberdeen Angus £985 Glendue Farm, British Friesian £970, £936 Wed Holme House, £946 Skelton Wood End, Holstein £943 South Lambhill, £829 Stubbyknowe.

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 219.5p Osborne Farm, 198.5p, 193.5p Skelton Wood End, 194.5p Maison Gill, 190.5p Elephant Farm, Limousin 216.5p Carwood Farm, 208.5p, 206.5p Prospect House, 205.5p, 200p Maison Gill, 205.5p Townfoot Farm, 203.5p Hunters Hall, 202.5p Bectonhall, 200.5p Prospect House, Maine-Anjou 197.5p, 193.5p Kirtleton House, Charolais 196.5p Carwood Farm, 194.5p, 193.5p South Bowerhouses, Simmental 191.5p, 190.5p New Steadings Farm, Saler 187.5p Carwood Farm, British Friesian 171.5p, 159.5p, 157.5p, 151.5p Wed Holme House, 170.5p, 153.5p Skelton Wood End,  Hereford 165.5p Mirkbooths, Holstein Friesian 162.5p Blackrigg, 158.5p Lamplugh Hall, 157.5p Grassknop Farm, 150.5p Bectonhall.

PRIME CATTLE – Yet another large show of 76 prime steers and heifers forward, whereby all classes once again met a fast trade with a large ringside of 11 active bidders.  Top overall was a Limousin steer from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton receiving £1569.92 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle with Charolais selling to £1471.47 from Messrs Pearson, High Plaskett Lands, Maryport.  Top pence per kilo of 214.5p was attained twice, firstly by Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton and secondly by Messrs Pearson, High Plasket Lands.

Heifers were again forward in good numbers and peaked at £1499.74 for a Charolais cross from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont with Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth selling top price Limousin cross to £1428.23 both purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Top pence per kilo and overall top of 229.5p was achieved by Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton and purchased by Steven Wilson Butchers, Corby Hill, Carlisle.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1569.92, £1538.60 Hundith House, £1529.39 Bothel Parks, £1501.88 Shatton Lodge, £1443.77 Elm House Charolais £1471 High Plasket Lands British Blue £1454.58 Low Whinnow, £1345.83 Gelt Hall Friesian £1146.81 Gelt Hall.      

Heifers: Charolais £1499.74 Loughrigg, £1405.61 Grassknop, £1305.72 Elm House, £1263.86 Hallbankgate Farm Limousin £1428.23 Shatton Lodge, £1402.49 Loughrigg, £1364.96, £1276.02, £1268.69 High Plasket Lands, £1364.22 Bothel Parks, £1318.65 Elm House, £1292.09, £1272.70 Greenhill Farm British Blue £1171.15 Hundith House Aberdeen Angus £1141.16, £1133.73 Newbigging

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 214.5p Bothel Parks, 204.5p Elm House, 201.5p Mirkbooths, 201.5p Low Whinnow, 200.5p Hundith House Charolais 214.5p High Plasket Lands British Blue 207.5p Low Whinnow Friesian 150.5p Gelt Hall.

Heifers: Limousin 229.5p, 222.5p, 216.5p Greenhill Farm, 226.5p, 223.5p, 220.5p, 217.5p High Aketon, 224.5p, 216.5p High Plasket Lands, 223.5p Elm House, 214.5p Bothel Parks Charolais 201.5p Elm House, 200.5p High Aketon, 200.5p Loughrigg British Blue 198.5p Hundith House, 194.5p Osborne Farm.

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 strong show of prime lambs were forward with all classes selling sharper on the week, and 40-45kg weights taking the biggest list in price. The sale averaged 177ppk (SQQ 187.5ppk), which shows a healthy rise on the week.

Topping the trade at £102 was a great pen of 4 Dutch Texel lambs from Messrs Laird, Unity Farm selling to Mr A Dawson.

Top pence per kilo were also Dutch Texels, this time a pen of 6 from Messrs Wigham, Hargill House, which sold to 245.3ppk to Mr Morgan Helliwell.

Mule lambs also sold well, with a great run of 25 from Messrs Hope, Albierigg selling to average £78.

Leading Prices per Head: Dutch Texel £102, £100.30, £96.80, £95, £92.30 Unity Farm, £101.80, £101, £199.30, £93.80, £92.80 Hargill House, £98.30, £92.80 High Old Shield Farm, Texel £99, £92.80 (x2) Anchor Farm, £96 the Beeches, £95.80 How Gill, £95.80 Lesson Hall Farm, £95.80, £93.30 How Gill, £95.30 Kilnknowe, £94.30 Newbiggin Farm, £94.30 Killn Hill, £94.30, £91.80, £91.30 Quarry House Farm, £92.30, £90 Cracrop Farm, £92.30 Lanerton, £91.30, £90 Haltcliffe Bridge, £90 Wavercroft, Beltex £98.30, £94.30, £92.80 Hollands, £97.50 Gallowberry, £95 The Throp, £93.80, £92.80, £90 Anchor Farm, £93.30, £92.30 Shank Castle, £90 Castlehill, £90 Croftlands, Suffolk £85.30 Merryshield, £84.80 Midtown, £84.30 Outer Woodhead, £84.30 Harley Croft, Charolais £85.30 Greensyke, £77.30 Outer Woodhead, Hill Cheviot £81.80 Outer Woodhead, £77.80 Castlehill, Greyfaced £77.80 (x2) Albierigg, £77.30 (x2) Coombe Crag, £76.80, £75.80, £75.30 Quarry House Farm, £75.80 Gallowberry, £75.80 Hargill House, Jacob £72.80 Cumdivock House, Herdwick £70 Greensyke.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Dutch Texel 245.3p (x2), 233.6p Hargill House, 237.2p, 236p, 219.8p, 215.1p Unity Farm, 226p, 218.4p High Old Shield Farm, 215.8p Springfield Farm, Beltex 231.3p, 221p Hollands, 227.8p Castlehill, 227.6p, 214.7p Shank Castle, 226.2p The Throp, 221p, 220.7p Anchor Farm, 220.5p Sycamore House,216.7p Gallowberry, Texel 227.6p How Gill, 226.3p, 221p Anchor Farm, 222.7p, 222.2p Haltcliffe Bridge, 220.5p Wavercroft, 219.3p Kiln Hill, 216.6p Kilnknowe, Suffolk 175.4p Howgillside, 172.5p Dirrops, 172p Harley Croft, 170.2p Roe Farm, Jacob 169.3p Cumdivock House, Greyfaced 168.4p Hargill House, 166.2p Reaygarth, 160p Quarry House Farm, Blackface 167.9p Whiteside Farm, Swaledale 161.5p Reaygarth, Hill Cheviot 160.4p Outer Woodhead, Herdwick 147.5p Greensyke.

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