Borderway Primestock Sale

3rd February 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 3rd February Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of  cast cows & bulls and prime cattle, which had a larger entry of 522 on offer.

PRIME BULLS – A total of 121 prime bulls were forward and met with a steadier trade on the week. Topping the sale was a Simmental bull courtesy of J & R Gracey, Moss Side of Gight, Fyvie selling for £1641.50 to Mr Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Limousin bulls were bid to £1613.15 from Messrs TW Hunter, Upper Brydekirk and selling to Mr Les Fell. Blondes sold to £1534.16 from Messrs Wilshaw, Wigton also selling to Les Fell. Topping the pence per kilo was a British Blue from TW Hunter selling for 224.5ppk and again purchased by Les Fell. Limousin bulls topped at 217.5p from IT & ICF Carruthers, Canonbie. A good ringside of buyers were forward and trade was consistent throughout.

Prime Bulls leading prices per head: Simmental £1641, £1523 Moss Side of Gight, £1345 Newbie Mains, £1279 Town End Farm Limousin £1613 Upper Brydekirk, £1522 Glenzierfoot Farm, £1508 High Lees, £1464 Ellen Bank, £1340 Reddings, £1329 High House British Blue £1571 Upper Brydekirk, £1322 Beeches, £1254, £1250 Low Farm Blonde £1534, £1417 Oulton Hall Luing £1302, £1300 Backmuir Farmhouse Montbeliarde £1176 Beeches, £1043, £906 Kirkbride House Galloway £1141, £913 Shancastle Farm Beef Shorthorn £1117 North Park, £1056 Shancastle Farm Charolais £1106 Blackpark Farm Holstein Friesian £1098, £984 Prospect House, £1040, £988, £985, £970 High Whinnow Farm, £1010, £954 Elephant Farm, £1008, £965 Randalinton Farm, £1002 Milton Farm, £957 Becton Hall  Aberdeen Angus £1078 Milton Farm, £997 Park House Farm Holstein £1056, £934 South Lambhill, £971, £851 Musgrave Hall,  Friesian £1029, £959 Hillhead, £969, £946, £895 Aulby Farm, £916, £910 Croft House Jersey £985 Prospect House Belted Galloway £762, £723 North Park

Prime Bulls leading prices per kilo: British Blue 224.5p Upper Brydekirk, 209.5p, 193.5p Low Farm Limousin 217.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, 209.5p Ellen Bank, 209.5p High Lees, 196.5p Lake View, 194.5p Reddings, 192.5p Upper Brydekirk, 191.5p Braithwaite Hall Blonde 207.5p, 199.5p Oulton Hall Simmental 179.5p, 175.5p Town End Farm, 178.5p Newbie Mains Friesian 173.5p, 170.5p, 163.5p Aulby Farm, 163.5p, 162.5p Croft House Charolais 173.5p, 170.5p Blackpark Farm Beef Shorthorn 173.5p Shancastle Farm Montbeliarde 166.5p Kirkbride House, 164.5p Beeches Holstein Friesian 162.5p, 153.5p Elephant Farm, 157.5p Steet Head, 155.5p, 154.5p, 150.5p High Whinnow, 154.5p Bectonhall, 150.5p Milton Farm  Galloway 160.5p Shancastle Farm Aberdeen Angus 159.5p Milton Farm Holstein 143.5p(x2) Musgrave Hall

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE – Once again a good entry of 338 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer to an ever increasing ring side of buyers ensuring a sharper trade on the week.

Messrs Hewson, Burgh Head Farm sold the top priced British Blue cow for 842kg, 174.5ppk or £1469 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Smith-Jackson, Hightown sold the top priced Limousin cross cow for 767kg, 165.5ppk or £1269 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Pattinson, Bonshawside sold a Limousin cross heifer for 563kg, 221.5ppk or £1247 to Rob Medcalf. DA Harrison, Hill House Farm run of cows topped at 722kg, 171.5ppk or £1238 to Mr Sean Mallon. Messrs Hall, Lannerton sold a Limousin cross cow for 660kg, 187.5ppk or £1237 to Steve Bowes. Messrs Hutton, Setmabanning Farm sold a Limosuin cow for 825kg, 147.5ppk or £1216 purchased for Messrs Worsley.

All classes of dairy cows were in great demand with Messrs Harrington, Mounsey Bank run of British Friesian cows topped at 910kg, 125.5ppk or £1142 and to 777kg, 127.5ppk or £990 both purchased by Dovecote Park. Messrs Wilson, Hardrigg Hall sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 837kg, 128.5p or £1075 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Hunter, Stoneraise Place run of cows topped at 706kg, 143.5ppk or £1013 for a Fleckvieh cross cow purchased by Mr Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Harrison & Sons, Crossrigg Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 725kg, 139.5ppk or £1011 to Pickstocks. Messrs Hall, Prior Hall run of Friesian cows topped at 802kg, 124.5ppk or £999 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Slack, Cockley Bank sold a Holstein cross heifer for 727kg, 136.5ppk or 3992 to Les Fell. Messrs Johnston, Cote House sold a Holstein cross cow for 784kg, 126.5ppk or £991 to Dovecote Park.

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £1469 Burgh Head Farm, £1005 Mirkbooths, £1127, £1069 Hightown, £1069 Netherhill Farm, £1068 Merryshield, £1057 Penpugh, Limousin £1269 Hightown, £1247 Bonshawside, £1238 Hill House Farm, £1237, £1138 Lanerton, £1216 Setmabanning Farm, £1185 Linden House, £1193, £1027 Widdrington Farm, £1158 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £1145 Linden House, £1140, £1081 West Wharmley, £1131 Merryshield, £1130 Hill House Farm, £1126 Stotsfold Farm, £1075 Lairdlaugh, £1067 Kirkhouse Farm, £1038 Hall Garth, £1035 Mossband Hall,  British Friesian £1142, £990, £918 Mounsey Bank, £998, £961 Prior Hall, £930 Bays Leap Farm House,  Simmental £1141 Newbie Mains, Holstein Friesian £1075 Hardrigg Hall, £992, £931, £923 Cockleybank, £991, £951 Cote House Farm, £972 High Plains, £947 Crownstone Farm, £935 Hill House, £930 Blue Dial Farm, £921 Beech House, £918, £908 Bays Leap Farm House,   Fleckvieh £1013 Stoneraise Place, Holstein £1011, £903 Crossrigg Farm, £966 Hill House, £938 Smallthwaite House, Charolais £1009 Steeley Farm, Saler £1008 Cherry Bank,  Aberdeen Angus £995 Rottington Hall, Beef Shorthorn £960 Bays Leap Farm House, Shorthorn £910 Kirkhouse Dairy, Jersey £724 Burthwaite Croft.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limosuin 221.5p Bonshawside, 188.5p, 187.5p Lanerton, 184.5p Mossband Hall, 175.5p Widdrington Farm, 171.5p Hill House Farm, 165.5p Thirlwall Caste Farm, 165.5p Hightown, 164.5p Drumbretton Farm, 164.5p Stotsfold Farm, 157.5p Linden House, 154.5p Kirkhouse Farm, 153.5p, 151.5p Hill House Farm, 151.5p Lairdlaugh, British Blue 174.5p Burgh Head Farm, 158.5p Merryshield, 155.5p Hightown, 149.5p Hall Garth, 145.5p Hall Garth, 144.5p Netherhill Farm, 143.5p Penpugh, British Friesian 147.5p, 119.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 127.5p, 126.5p, 125.5p Mounsey Bank, 126.5p, 125.5p, 124.5p Prior Hall,124.5p Kirkhouse Dairy, 121.5p Clarks Farm, 120.5p Hillhead, 119.5p Brackenthwaite Farm, Holstein Friesian 146.5p, 136.5p, 132.5p, 125.5p, 123.5p, 119.5p Cockleybank 136.5p Crownstone Farm, 132.5p Dearham Hall, 128.5p Hardrigg Hall, 126.5p Cote House Farm, 124.5p High Plains, 123.5p Espland Hill, 120.5p Berrier Head, 119.p Chalk Lodge, 119.5p Gill Farm, Swedish Red & White 145.5p Moor Park Farm, 119.5p Bays Leap Farm House, Beef Shorthorn 143.5p, 139.5p, 129.5p, 128.5p (x2), 125.5p, 123.5p Bays Leap Farm House,  Fleckvieh 143.5p Stoneraise Place, 132.5p, 119.5p Netherhirst, Charolais 140.5p Tarnside, Holstein 139.5p, 137.5p Crossrigg Farm, 127.5p Hill House, 119.5p Smalthwaite House, Simmental 139.5p Netherhill Farm, 133.5p, 131.5p Newbie Mains, Aberdeen Angus 138.5p Noble Mill Farm, £135.5p, 131.5p Rotington Hall, Saler 134.5p Cherry Bank, Montbelairde 130.5p Hill House, 123.5p Lowther Low Moor, Hereford 125.5p Low Buildings, Jersey 119.5p Burthwaite Croft, Shorthorn 117.3p Kirkhouse Dairy, Ayrshire 109.5p Mirkbooths,

CAST BULLS – Messrs Bell & Son, Hilltop Farm sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1056kg, 148.5ppk or £1568 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Baxter, Monk Farm sold a Limosuin stock bull for 893kg, 139.5ppk or £1245 also to Owain Llyr.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1568 Hilltop Farm, £1245 Monk Farm, £1120 Low Flow, Simmental £1118 Moss Side of Gight, British Blue £1041 Bulls Head Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 179.5p Low Flow, 179.5p Westgate, 148.5p Hilltop Farm, 139.5p Monk Farm, Ayrshire 149.5p, 144.5p Horseclose Farm, British Blue 145.5p West Hall, Simmental 129.5p Moss Side of Gigh, Charolais 121.5p Barsalloch Fam.

PRIME CATTLE – A farm larger entry of 63 prime steers and heifers were forward, selling sharper on the week.

Top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton receiving £1649.24 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. British Blues sold to £1640.93 from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle, and Bazadaise to £1573.50 from Messrs Robinson, Gelt Hall Farm, Brampton.

Top pence per kilo steer sold to 216.5ppk was attained twice both from Messrs Story, Newbigging, Carlisle.

Heifers from Messrs Pearson, High Plasket Lands, Maryport achieved a top of £1490.41 and £1453.09 purchased by Pioneer Foods. Messrs Story, Newbigging sold another to £1453.03. British Blues from Messrs Pearson, sold to £1374.53. Top pence per kilo and overall top was a Limosuin cross from Messrs Wilson, Peteril Hill, Carlisle achieving 231.5ppk and was purchased by David Whaite.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1649, £1636 Bothel Parks, £1636, £1606 Kirkland Guards, £1619, £1542 The Lake, £1507 Petteril Hill Farm, £1444 Newbiggin Farm British Blue £1640 The Lake, £1576 Newbiggin Farm, £1251 Broomhill Farm Bazadais £1573, £1396 Gelt Hall Farm Holstein Friesian £1130, £1107 Balnab Farm Friesian £1122 Gelt Hall Farm

Heifers: Limousin £1490, £1453, £1342 High Plasket Lands Farm, £1453, £1354, £1322 Newbiggin Farm British Blue £1374 High Plasket Lands Farm, £1367 The Croft Blonde £1222 High Aketon Charolais £1110 Hallbankgate Farm

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin
216.5p Newbiggin Farm, 215.5p, 214.5p The Lake, 214.5p, 209.5p Kirkland Guards, 213.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 208.5p Bothel Parks British Blue 216.5p Newbiggin Farm, 214.5p The Lake Bazadais 213.5p Gelt Hall Farm Friesian 159.5p Gelt Hall Farm Holstein Friesian 143.5p Balnab Farm

Heifers: Limousin 231.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 226.5p Bowscale Farm, 226.5p, 221.5p, 218.5p Newbiggin Farm, 225.5p, 220.5p High Aketon, 219.5p(x2) High Plasket Lands Farm, 216.5p Widdington Farm British Blue 223.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 220.5p The Croft Blonde 217.5p High Aketon

PRIME SHEEP – The weekly sale of Prime and Cast sheep trade remained fairly stable on the week, however a poor show in terms of finish and quality was apparent, nevertheless another flying trade for all classes with a sale average of £101.97.

Heavy lambs sold to extreme rates, with many selling to 230ppk and beyond, also to a top of £125.80 for a fantastic pen of Texel hoggs from A & JM Forster, Weary Hall Style, Wigton which sold to Mr Robert Skelton. Messrs Dempster, Castle Hill, Lockerbie sold a run of sensational Beltex hoggs to a top of 320ppk selling to Mr A Dawson.

Tom & Julia Airey, New Grange, Dearham sold their run of Beltex hoggs to average £115.94 and to a top of £122.80. Suffolk hoggs topped at £113.80 for a pen of 12 from Paul Bouch, Copperthorns, Penrith.

Mules were a flyer and sold to a top of £108.80 for a pen of 15 from Bromfield Farms, Wigton and to a top of 230ppk for a pen of 45kg hoggs which sold to £103.50 from Mr Neil Marston, Millstone Moor, Cockermouth.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £125.80 (x2), £120.80, £118.80, £116.80 Weary Hall Style, £125.80 Willows Farm, £122, £118.80 Mirkbooths, £121.50, £120.80 Outer Woodhead,£121 Stainburn House Farm, £120 Mid Farm, £120 Moss Side House, £120, £117.80 Howgillside,£117.80 Basco Dyke, £117.30 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, £116.80 Fauld Farm, £116.80 Church Farm, £116.80 Albyfield,      Beltex £124.80, £114.80, £108.80 (x2) Castlehill, £122.80, £116.80 (x2), £114.80, £114, £111.80 New Grange Farm, £120.80, £118.80, £117.80, £116.80, £112.80 Hollands, £115.80, £111.80, £103.80 Shank Castle, £110 Willows Farm, Suffolk £113.80, £100 Copperthorns, £112.80 White House, £110.80 Denton Mains, £110.80 Mirkbooths, £110, £108.80 Howgillside, £108.80 Anchor Farm, £107.80 The Wreay, £107.80, £106.80 Outer Woodhead, £106.80 Dirrops, £105.80 White House, Greyfaced £108.80 Bromfield Hall, £105.80 Mirkbooths, £104.80 Copperthorns, £104.80, £104.30 Brampton Fell Farm, £104 Denton Mains, £103.50 Millstone Moor, £100 Church Farm, Kerry Hill £108 Copperthorns, Charollais £107.80, £106.80 Outer Woodhead, £107.80 Moss Side House, Hill Cheviot £105.80, £94.80 Copperthorns, £95.80 Castlehill, Blackfaced £95.80 Birtley Shields.

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 320p, 294.4p, 282.6p Castlehill, 291.1p, 274p, 270p, 245.2p Hollands, 285.6p, 274.7p, 260.9p, 251.2p, 240.8p New Grange Farm, 246.6p Greengate Well Farm, 240p Shank Castle,  Texel 296.3p, 268.4p, 244.5p, 241.2p Outer Woodhead, 294.2p, 279p Anchor Farm, 282.7p Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, 270.2p, 243.8p Midtown Farm, 267p Upper Senwick, 261.9p Copperthorns, 256.1p Howgillside, 250.7p, 249.6p Basco Dyke, 250p Glebelands, 243.6p Low Moor, 242.1p The Wreay, 241p Glebelands, 240.5p Sycamore House, Suffolk 255.7p Hollands, 234.3p The Weary, 231.8p, 227.2p, 226.7p, 226.1p Outer Woodhead, 231.5p Anchor Farm, 231.3p Chapel Farm, 229.7p Dirrops, 228.3p Copperthorns, 225.8p, 220.5p Howgillside, 221.6p Denton Mains, 221.6p Mirkbooths, 220.5p Low Moor, 220.4p White House, Charollais 248.4p, 236.9p Outer Woodhead, 226.9p Moss Side House, Hill Cheviot 234.1p, 222.7p Copperthorns, 225.4p Castlehill, 220.3p Chapel Farm, Greyfaced 230p Millstone Moor, 220.6p, 219.6p, 217.1p Brampton Fell, 220.4p Mirkbooths, 215.4p Bromfield Hall, 213p Balgray Hill, 212.2p, 205.9p Denton Mains, 208.5p Low Moor, 208.3p Church Farm, 206.6p Reaygarth, 200p Parkside Farm, Lleyn 217.5p Gelt Hall Farm, Blackfaced 212.1p Balgray Hill, Herdwick 212.1p Copperthorns, Kerry Hill 200p Copperthorns, Swaledale 200p Millstone Moor.

Cast Ewe Leading Prices per head: Texel £136.50, £122.50, £98.50 The Beeches, £121.50, £110.50, £97.50 Church Farm, £113.50, £103.50 Mid Farm, £112.50 Beck Farm, £110.50 The Tofts, £108.50, £99.50, £98.50 Reddings, £108.50, £103.50 Dickstree, £97.50 Midtown Farm, Beltex £119.50, £116.50 Mid Farm, Suffolk £116.50 The Beeches, £100.50 Braithwaite Hall, £99.50 The Tofts, £92.50 Denton Mains, £91.50 Mid Farm, Leicester £104.60 Carrholme, £103.50 Ingledene, £103.50 Church Farm, £99.50, £93.50 Millstone Moor, Charollais £101 Kirkford, Cheviot Mule £96.50 Reddings, £94.50 Mid Farm, Greyfaced £94.50, £88.50 Church Farm, £94.50 Carrholme, £93.50 The Beeches, £92.50 Beck Farm, £92.50, £83.50 The Tofts, £89.50 Whitehead Hill Farm, £86.50 Chesterwood Farmhouse, £86.50 Walby Grange, £83.50 Long Park, Swaledale £78.50 Riggfoot Farm, £73.50 Church Farm, £73.50, £55.50, £54.50 Millstone Moor, £60.50, £52.50 (x2) Reaygarth, £59.50 Denton Mains.

Cast Ram Leading Prices per head: Texel £92.50 Braithwaite Hall.

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.