Borderway Primestock Sale

20th January 2020


At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 20th January Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of 521 cast cows & bulls and prime cattle, together with 3254 sheep.

PRIME BULLS – A similar entry of 113 prime bulls was forward, however selling to an easier trade on the week.

Topping the trade at £1702.45 or 197.5ppk was an 862kg Limosuin from Mr Iain Graham, Rosecastle Farm, Dalston, going to Mr Les Fell.

Messrs Rome, Niven Hill topped the pence per kilo trade at 225.5ppk for a tremendous Limousin bull, following on with others to 218.5ppk and 217.5ppk.

Dairy bred bulls peaked at £1084.03 or 165.5ppk from Messrs WC Little & Son, Kirkbride House, Kirkbride for a Montbelairde going to Bowland Foods Ltd, Preston.

Prime Bulls leading prices per head: Limousin £1702 Rose Castle Farm, £1643, £1557, £1404 Niven Hill, £1548 Stubbsgill Farm, £1545 Midtown Farm, £1501, £1389 Cracop Farm, £1457, £1445, £1370 The Yett, Charolais £1511 Hallbankgate Farm, £1270, £1259 High Stenries, British Blue £1474 Rainscar, Beef Shorthorn £1276 High Stenries, Aberdeen Angus £1109 The Flatt, £982 Randalinton Farm, Simmental £1099 Meinbank Farm, Hereford £1094, £952 Randalinton Farm, Montbelairde £1084 Kirkbride House, British Friesian £1059, £990, £972, £943 Steel Hall, £952 The Flatt, £927, £899 Braithwaite Hall,  Holstein Friesian £1039, £1004, £989 Prospect House, £1018, £997 Old Church Farm, £1006, £999, £933 Gates Garth Hall Farm, £977 Peel Flatt Farm, £959 Milton Farm, £943 Bectonhall, £936 Randalinton Farm, Holstein £865 Musgrave Hall, £853 Castlesteads.

Prime Bulls leading prices per kilo: Limousin 225.5p, 218.5p, 217.5p Niven Hill, 217.5p, 214.5p, 209.5p Cracrop Farm, 212.5p The Yett, 202.5p Midtown Farm, British Blue 225.5p Rainscar, 210.5p Low Farm, Charolais 193.5p, 191.5p, 190.5p High Stenries, Beef Shorthorn 187.5p High Stenries, Simmental 178.5p Meinbank Farm, Aberdeen Angus 171.5p Newtonairds Farm, British Friesian 171.5p, 168.5p (x2), 167.5p Steel Hall, Montbelairde 165.5p Kirkbride House, Holstein Friesian 155.5p Gates Garth Hall Farm, 151.5p Old Church Farm, 150.5p Justicetown Farm, Holstein 153.5p Castlesteads, Ayrshire 139.5p Plasketlands.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE – Once again a large show of 358 cast cows and stock bulls were presented to an increased ringside of buyers, ensuring a good trade throughout.

Messrs McKelvey, Burnside sold the top priced Limousin cow for 785kg, 165.5ppk or 31299 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Goldie, Newbie Mains sold the top priced Simmental cow, which sold for 957kg, 134.5ppk or £1287 to Mr Sean Mallon. Messrs Houldey, Kirktleton House sold a Simmental cross cow for 753kg, 161.5ppk or £1216 to Mr Sean McGimpsey. Mr DA Harrison, Hill House Farm, run of well finished cows topped at 788kg, 153.5ppk or £1209 to Messrs Roberts. Messrs Robley, Demesne Farm sold a run of young Limousin cross cows which topped at 183.5ppk, and 180.5ppk to Mr Thomas Fell and Sean McGimpsey.  Messrs Callion & Son, Lodge Farm sold the top priced British Blue cow for 902kg, 130.5ppk or £1177 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.

A mixed show of dairy cows were forward with all classes in demand. Messrs Rome, Fauldie run of cows topped at 889kg, 125.5ppk or £1115 for a Montbelairde cross cow purchased by Dovecote Park. Messrs Watson, Millriggs sold a Montbelairde cross cow for 721kg, 153.5ppk or £1106. Messrs slack, Cockley Bank, run of Holstein cross cows topped at 692kg, 155.5pk or £1076, and to 686kg, 149.5ppk or £1025 both to Mr Thomas Fell. Buckabank Farms sold a Holstein cross cow for 918kg, 113.5ppk or £1041 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Skelton, Gill Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 877kg, 117.5ppk or £1030 also to Dovecote Park.

Messrs Slack, Cockley Bank sold Holstein cross heifers for 155.5ppk, 149.5ppk to Thomas Fell and to 141.5ppk to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Dickinson, High House sold a British Friesian heifer for 148.5ppk to Pickstocks. Burthwaite Farms sold a Holstein cross heifer for 143.5ppk again to Pickstocks. Messrs Smithson, Skelcies Hall sold a Holstein cross for 143.5ppk to Mr McGimpsey. Messrs Blamire, Parkhouse Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 141.5ppk to Mr David Holmes. Messrs Barrow & son, Helm Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 140.5ppk also to Mr Holmes.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1299 Burnside, £1209, £1119, £1095 Hill House Farm, £1198, £1150 Demesne Farm, £1161 Upper Brydekirk, £1154 Rose Castle Farm, £1141 Wall End Farm, £1128 Beacon Rigg Farm, £1116, £1035 Asby Mill, £1103 Kelsick Farm, £1095 Dumbretton Farm, £1054, £1017 Bushfield, Simmental £1287 Newbie Mains, £1216 Kirtleton House, £1188 Castlewigg Farm, £1082 Hill House Farm, British Blue £1177 Lodge Farm, £1123 Lawston Farm, £1040 Hill House Farm, £1004 Wyse Hill Farm, Blonde £1145 Oulton Hall, Aberdeen Angus £1128, £1101, £1075, £1046, £1022 Druidhall, Montbeliarde £1115 Fauldie, £1106 Millrigg, Holstein Friesian £1076, £1025, £978, £923, £918 Cockley Bank, £1041 Buckabank Farm, £956 Espland Hill, £943 Flothers, £939 Chalk Lodge, £934 (x2), £901 Mirkbooths, £906 Skelcies Hall, £904 The Howes, £900 Helm Farm, Holstein £1030 Gill Farm, £949 West Whitrigg, £923 Fauldie, £923 Skirwith Hall, £922 Park House, £920 Musgrave Hall, Hereford £1000 Monk Farm, Friesian £890 Gelt Hall, Blue Grey £820 Sorbietrees, Jersey £585 Allerbeck Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 183.5p, 180.5p Demesne Farm, 168.5p Rose Castle Farm, 165.5p Burnside, 164.5p Kelsick Farm, 163.5p Asby Mill, 162.5p Dumbretton Farm, 162.5p, 153.5p Hill House Farm, 158.5p Wall End Farm, 151.5p Beacon Rigg Farm, Blonde 165.5p Oulton Hall, Simmental 161.5p Kirtleton House, 150.5p Hill House Farm, Aberdeen Angus 161.5p, 156.5p, 146.5p, 136.5p, 135.5p, 133.5p, 130.5p Druidhall, 134.5p The Beeches, British Blue 156.5p Hill House Farm, 147.5p Lawston Farm, 144.5p Wyse Hill Farm, Holstein Friesian 155.5p, 149.5p, 141.5p, 138.5p, 136.5p  Cockley Bank, 143.5p, 139.5p, 125.5p Burthwaite Croft, 143.5p Skelcies Hall, 140.5p Helm Farm, 131.5p The Howes, 126.5p Crossrigg Farm, 123.5p Flothers, 123.5p, 122.5p Mirkbooths, 120.5p Kirkbarrow Hall, Montbeliarde 153.5p Millrigg, 125.5p Fauldie, Friesian 148.5p, 137.5p High House, 123.5p, 122.5p Gelt Hall, Hereford 148.5p, 141.5p Hunters Hall, Holstein 143.5p Park House, 125.5p Justicetown Farm, 122.5p Fauldie, 120.5p Musgrave Hall, Piemontise 130.5p (x2) Allerbeck Farm, Bazadaise 125.5p Slealands, Fleckvieh 120.5p, 119.5p Netherhirst, Beef Shorthorn 120.5p Druidhall, Blue Grey 117.5p Sorbietrees, 114.5p Croft Road, Longhorn 105.5p, 104.5p Fishwick Mains, Jersey 93.5p Allerbeck Farm.

CAST BULLS – A large run of 14 stock bulls were on offer, with Messrs Hall & Son, Inglewood Edge selling the top priced British Blue stock bull for 1101kg, 154.5ppk or £1701 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Common & Son, Crossdykes Farm sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1183kg, 129.5ppk or £1531 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Nixon & Sons, Stotsfold Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 1062kg, 141.5ppk or £1502 to Pickstocks. Messrs Crichton, Nether Locharwoods sold a Limousin stock bull for 1060kg, 137.5ppk or £1457 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Neve, Haining House sold a Limosuin stock bull for 1026kg, 141.5ppk or £1451 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Mulholland, Midtown Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 865kg, 156.5ppk or £1353 also to Owain Llyr.

Cast Bull Leading prices per Head: British Blue £1701 Inglewood Edge, Limousin £1531 Crossdykes Farm, £1502 Stotsfold Farm, £1457 Nether Locharwoods, £1451 Haining House Farm, £1353 Midtown Farm, £1258 Mirkbooths, £1234 Demesne Farm, £1225 High Old Shield Farm, Charolais £1244 Broomfield Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 179.5p Demesne Farm, 175.5p West Whitrigg, 156.5p Midtown Farm, 141.5p Haining House Farm, 141.5p Stotsfold Farm, 137.5p Nether Locharwoods, 137.5p Mirkbooths, Holstein Friesian 155.5p, 144.5p Skelcies Hall, British Blue 154.5p Inglewood Edge.

PRIME CATTLE – A smaller entry of 36 prime steers and heifers were forward achieving a good trade for all classes being sold.

Top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle receiving £1642.11, being purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. The same vendor sold the top priced British Blue to £1636.74 again purchased by Pioneer Foods. The aforementioned steers also achieved the top pence per kilo of 216.5ppk.

Heifers topped at £1606.74 for a Limosuin cross from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont, purchased by Pioneer Foods. Messrs Neil, Upper Tinwald Farm, Dumfries sold the top priced Charolais cross to £1476.83. Top overall pence per kilo of 233.5ppk was attained by Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill, Appleby, and was purchased by Alan Jarvis.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1642, £1610 The Lake, British Blue £1636, £1568 The Lake, Simental £1334, £1328 Church Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1606, £1562 Loughrigg Farm, £1497 Tinwald Farm, £1483, £1421 The Croft, £1379 How Gill, £1337, £1318, £1309 Maison Gill, Charolais £1476 Tinwald Farm, Simmental £1218 Upper Brydekirk.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 216.5p, 215.5p The Lake, British Blue 216.5p, 212.5p The Lake, Simmental 203.5p Church Farm.

Heifers: Limousin 233.5p, 230.5p, 217.5p Maison Gill, 228.5p, 220.5p The Croft, 224.5p, 219.5p Loughrigg Farm, 220.5p Tinwald Farm, Charolais 217.5p Tinwald Farm.

PRIME SHEEP – The weekly sale of prime and cast sheep saw an increased entry of 3242 head forward.

Prime lambs saw another lift on the week to average 214.2ppk (219.9ppk SQQ) All classes of lambs were keenly bid for with the whole entry selling to average £96.80 per head, with large numbers of hill bred lambs forward.

Messrs Little, The Hollands sold a fabulous run of Beltex lambs to a top of £120.30 to Mr A Dawson, with the run averaging £115.85 or 286ppk. This run also included the top priced pence per kilo which sold to 294.5ppk.

Suffolk lambs sold to £114.80 for a great run from Messrs CA Smith, North Boig Farm who made the trip from New Cumnock, Ayrshire, and to 221ppk from JH Hird, West End, Dovenby.

Mule lambs peaked at £108.80 for a pen of heavy lambs from T & AT Bowman, Brampton Fell, Brampton and to 212ppk for a pen of 40kg lambs from TW Armstrong & Son, Broomhills, Longtown.

A special mention must go to Mr Tony, Atkinson, Low Barn, Appleby-In- Westmorland for his final consignment of 135 Texel cross Mules, which sold to £95.56 or 220ppk. Harrison and Hetherington want to thank Tony for his support over the years and wishes him a long and happy retirement.

Leading Prices per Head: Beltex £120, £117.80, £117.30, £116.80, £113.80, £112.80 Hollands,   Texel £119, £113.80, £110 Dickstree, £118.80 North Boig Farm, £116.80 Gap Farm, £115.80 Osborne Farm, £114, £111.80, £110 Basco Dyke, £113.80, £111.80 Mosside House, £112.80 Round Meadows Farm, £111 Gap Farm, £110.80 Stainbrn House Farm, £110 Birks Farm, £110 Ghyll House Farm, £110 Sleightholme Farm, £109.80 Mill Farm, £109.30 Hayclose, Suffolk £114.80 North Boig Farm, £113.80, £105.80 Denton Mains, £109.80 Hayclose, £109.30 Allerbeck Farm, £107.30 Merryshield, £98 Birch Craig, £97.80 Bromfield Hall, £97.30 Barwhanny Farm, £95.80 Dirrops, £95.80 Moss Side House, £95.30 Low Moor, £94.30 Millriggs Farm, £91.30 Albyfield, £90.80 (x2) West End Farm, Dutch Texel £113.30, £111.80, £110.80 (x2), £109, £107.80 New Grange Farm, £112.80, £110.80, £103.80 (x2), £102 Smalmstown Farm, £109, £108.80 Dotland Park, £104, £102 (x2) Ashfield, £103.80, £101 Flimby Hall, £103.80 Unity Farm, Charollais £110.80, £98 Birks Farm, Lleyn £100 Barwhanny Farm, Greyfaced £108.80, £98.80, £92, £85.80 Brampton Fell Farm, £107.80, £93.30, £89 Quarry House Farm, £105.80, £92, £86 Reaygarth, £95 Low Moor, £92 Round Meadows Farm, £87.80 The Throp, £85.30 Weary Hall Style, Blackfaced £90 Quarry House Farm, Rouge £85.80, £85 Ashknowe.

Leading Prices Per Kilo: Beltex 294.5p, 289.9p, 284.9p, 297.3p, 265.4p, 258.6p Hollands, Texel 286.3p, 256.6p, 234.4p North Boig Farm, 282.1p, 248.2p, 242p, 240p Sleightholme Farm, 262.2p Quarry House Farm, 247.8p, 244.5p, 237.8p Harley Croft, 242.7p Corrie Field, 235.4p Mill Farm, 234p Basco Dyke, 233.6p Gap Farm, 232.9p The Throp, 232.1p Anfield Farm, 232p Westgarth Hill, 231.6p Low Moor, 231.5p Newbiggin Farm, Dutch Texel 263.8p, 262.3p, 252.2p, 237.2p, 232.6p, 230.7p Smalmstown Farm, 263.5p, 251.2p, 237p, 236.9p New Grange Farm, 259.5p, 258.5p, 236.5p, 235.9p Dotland Park, 235.9p Flimby Hall, 235.9p Unity Farm, Rouge 229.7p, 225.8p Ashknowe, Suffolk 221.5p, 216.2p West End Farm, 212.6p Bromfield Hall, 211.6p Denton Mains, 211.5p Barwhanny Farm, 211.2p Hayclose, 210.4p Merryshield, 201.2p Allerbeck Farm, 209.6p Millriggs Farm, 206p Dirrops, 205.2p Albyfield, 204.9p Low Moor, 204.2p Birch Craig, 203.8p Moss Side House, 200p Meikleholm Farm, Bleu Du Maine 216.2p Ashknowe, Greyfaced 212p, 192.6p Broomhills, 200p, 193.7p Reaygarth, 200p, 193.7p, 192.8p Brampton Fell Farm, 200p, 196p, 192.4p Quarry House Farm, 200p Low Moor, 195.1p The Throp, 191.8p Albyfield, 191.7p Wreay Hall Style, Blackfaced 202.2p Quarry House Farm, 200p Cumcatch Farm, Charollais 201.5p, 200p Birks Farm, Herdwick 196.8p Bridge View.

CAST EWES AND RAMS: The weekly sale of cast sheep saw an entry of 212 forward. Once again all classes of sheep were a cracking trade. Topping the sale at £130.50 were two tremendous Texel ewes from Messrs Hogg, Far Brownrigg. A great consignment of Dutch Texel ewes consigned by Messrs Wood, Well Head Farm sold to average £117. Many more ewes are required to fulfil demand.

Cast Ewe Leading Prices: Texel £130.50, £112.50, £100.50, £95.50 Far Brownrigg, £120.50, £117.50, £114.50, £103.50 Quarry House Farm, £114.50, £106.50, £96.50 Milton Mains, £107 Well Head Farm, £98.50, £91.50 Woodend Farm, £95 Mill Farm, £93.50, £91.50 The Garth, £92.50 How Hill Farm, £90.50 Birks Farm, Dutch Texel £121.50, £114.50, £110 Well Head Farm, Suffolk £108.50, £104.50 Woodend Farm, £100 Mill Farm, £98.50, £94.50 Birks Farm, Bleu Du Maine £105.50 Ashknowe, Charollais £105.50 The Garth, £100 How Hill Farm, Greyfaced £91.50, £88.50 How Hill Farm, £89.50, £88.50 Milton Mains, Lleyn £91.50 (x2), £86.50, £82.50 Barwhanny Farm, Swaledale £62.50 The Garth.

Cast Ram Leading Prices: Texel £98.50 Birks Farm, £95 Mill Farm, £93.50 Woodend Farm.

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

For Cast and Prime sheep sales enquires at Borderway please contact James Little 07872 840685.