Borderway Primestock Sale

10th February 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 10rd February Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of cast cows & bulls and prime cattle, which had a smaller entry of 395 on offer.

PRIME BULLS – A slightly smaller show of 85 bulls forward which were met with a much sharper trade on the week. Topping the sale was a British Blue bull from H&S Maudsley, Settle selling for 232.5p to Mr Les Fell. Limousins were bid to 227.5ppk from JW & DN Eve, Wigton selling to Mr Michael Helliwell. Topping the price per head was a Limousin selling to £1991.13 from AL Campbell, Lanark selling to Mr Michael Helliwell. British Blues were bid to £1778.63 from Messrs Maudsley, Settle and Charolais from H Goldie, Ruthwell topped at £1763.58.

Prime Bulls leading prices per head: Limousin £1991, £1731 Strawfrank Farm, £1849 Stubbsgill Farm, £1468, £1464 Ellen Bank, £1454 Rose Castle Farm, £1380 Eastside Farm, £1372 Willows Farm, £1370, £1331 Greenhill Farm British Blue £1778, £1609 Littlebank Bungalow, £1276 Old Church Farm, £1173, £1164 Peel Flatt Farm Charolais £1763, £1682 South Bowerhouses, £1715 Barnbackle Farm, £1592, £1345, £1302 Carwood Farm Aberdeen Angus £1330 Milton Farm, £1242, £1109 Allerbeck Farm Salers £1264 Carwood Farm Stabilizer £1219, £1032 Peel Flatt Farm Montbeliarde £1088 Kirkbride House Holstein Friesian £1078 Milton Farm, £1043(x2), £1011, £951 Barwinnock Farm, £1025, £990 Blackrigg Fleckvieh £1015 Laws Hall Ayrshire £897 Plasketlands

Prime Bulls leading prices per kilo: British Blue 232.5p, 224.5p Littlebank Bungalow, 187.5p Bolton Cottage, 185.5p Willows Farm, 185.5p Plasketlands Limousin 227.5p Stubbsgill Farm, 222.5p Willows Farm, 216.5p, 205.5p Greenhill Farm, 212.5p Strawfrank Farm, 210.5p Rose Castle Farm, 202.5p Ellen Bank, 201.5p Eastside Farm Charolais 192.5p, 189.5p, 184.5p(x3) Carwood Farm Stabilizer 190.5p, 180.5p Peel Flatt Farm Fleckvieh 189.5p Laws Hall Aberdeen Angus 184.5p Milton Farm, 178.5p, 172.5p Allerbeck Farm Salers 182.5p Carwood Farm Montbeliarde 169.5p Kirkbride House Holstein Friesian 161.5p, 154.5p(x2), 151.5p Barwinnock Farm, 161.5p Milton Farm, 161.5p, 158.5p Blackrigg, 159.5p Laws Hall Ayrshire 159.5p Plasketlands

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE – A smaller show of 395 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with a keen ringside of buyers which ensured a flying trade for all classes.

Messrs Goldie, South Bowerhouses sold the top priced Charolais cow for 861kg at 177.5p totalling £1528 and 960kg at 143.5p totalling £1377 and 941kg at 144.5p totalling £1359 bought by Les Fell and Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Campbell, Strawfrank Farm sold the top price Limousin cow for 894kg at 169.5p totalling £1515 bought for Messrs Worsley.

Mr Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm’s run of outstanding cows topped at 849kg at 165.5p totalling £1405 for a Blonde x cow bought by Owain Llyr and 699kg at 189.5p totalling £1324 for a British Blue x bought by Sean McGimpsey. Mr David Story, Greenburn sold two outstanding Charolais cows for 882kg at 158.5p totalling £1397 and 789kg at 176.5p totalling £1392 bought by Mr Roberts and Owain Llyr. Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk sold a Limousin x cow for 799kg at 163.5p totalling £1306 to Charles Kirkpatrick and 668kg at 183.5p totalling £1225 to Sean McGimpsey. H&K Farms’ run of Aberdeen Angus cows topped at 876kg at 147.5p totalling £1292 and 906kg at 138.5p totalling £1254 to Charles Kirkpatrick

All classes of dairy cows were in great demand with well fleshed dairy cows selling for 125ppk and upwards, middle class cows selling for 105-118ppk and plain cows for 85-95ppk. Messrs Holliday, Newbampton sold the top price Holstein x cow for 842kg at 131.5p totalling £1107.  Messrs Harrison & Sons, Downhall sold a Holstein x cow for 742kg at 148.5p totalling £1101 and 819kg at 134.5p totalling £1101 bought by Alan Jarvis and Steven Bowes. Gerrard House Farms sold a Holstein x cow for 877kg at 123.5p totalling £1083 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Hall, Prior Hall’s run of cows topped at 862kg at 125.5p totalling £1081 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Woodman & Son, Hill House sold a Holstein x cow for 798kg at 134.5p totalling £1073 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Irving, Bectonhall sold a Holstein x heifer 723kg at 145.5p totalling £1051 to David Holmes. Smallthwaite Farms’ run of Holstein x cows topped at 858kg at 119.5p totalling £1025 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Hetherington & Sons, Blue Dial sold a Holstein x cow for 830kg at 123.5p totalling £1025 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Baxter, Parkhouse sold a Holstein x cow for 794kg at 128.5p totalling £1020 to Dovecote Park. Hardgrove Farms’ run of Holstein x cows topped at 807kg at 124.5p totalling £1004 also to Dovecote Park. Messrs Mattinson & Sons, Rosewain Farm sold an Ayrshire heifer for 669kg at 148.5p totalling £993 to David Holmes.

Leading Prices per Head: Charolais £1528, £1377, £1359 South Bowerhouses, £1397, £1392 Greenburn Limousin £1515 Strawfrank Farm, £1306, £1225 Upper Brydekirk, £1247, £1149 Haltcliffe, £1202, £1182, £1101 Haas Side Farm, £1079 Kirtlebank Farm, £1044 Cracrop Farm, £1022 East Unthank Farm, £1010 West Cocklaw Blonde £1405 Haas Side Farm British Blue £1324 Haas Side Farm, £1251 Low House, £1143 Winterhope Farm, £1089 Bleabank Farm, £1048 Lords Close, £1047, £1005 Wyse Hill Farm, £1024 Northfield Park Aberdeen Angus £1292, £1254, £1150, £1082 H&K Farms Partenaise £1114, £1106 Marina House Holstein £1107 Newbampton Farm, £1073 Hill House, £1025 Smallthwaite, £970 Gill Farm, £960 Limekilns, £934 Castlesteads Holstein Friesian £1101(x2) Down Hall, £1083 Gerrard House, £1081 Prior Hall, £1051 Bectonhall, £1025 Blue Dial Farm, £1020 Park House, £1004, £988 Hardgrove Farm, £975 Chalk Lodge, £961 Oulton Grange, £955 Kirtlebank  Pietmontese £1065 Allerbeck Farm Galloway £1007 Low House Ayrshire £993 Rosewain Farm Friesian £934 Whitlawside Farm, £917.61 Prior Hall Danish Red £865 Lambfield Farm Belted Galloway £834, £803 Low House Jersey £506 Temon Farm

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 189.5p Haas Side Farm, 175.5p Marleycote Walls, 153.5p, 147.5p, 146.5p, 145.5p Wyse Hill Farm, 148.5p Winterhope Farm, 146.5p Low House, 145.5p Northfield Park Limousin 183.5p, 163.5p Upper Brydekirk, 180.5p, 158.5p, 156.5p Haas Side Farm, 169.5p Strawfrank Farm, 165.5p, 146.5p Cracrop Farm, 159.5p Kirtlebank Farm, 157.5p East Unthank Farm, 153.5p West Cocklaw, 152.5p, 150.5p Haltcliffe, 146.5p Millholme Charolais 177.5p South Bowerhouses, 176.5p, 158.5p Greenburn, 162.5p Thornby Villa Partenaise 173.5p, 155.5p Marina House Salers 165.5p The Square Blonde 165.5p Haas Side Farm Pietmontese 158.5p(x2), 147.5p, 143.5p Allerbeck Farm Galloway 156.5p Low House, 123.5p Brown Dykes Ayrshire 148.5p Rosewain Farm Belted Galloway 149.5p, 143.5p, 139.5p, 137.5p Low House Holstein Friesian 148.5p, 134.5p Down Hall, 147.5p, 131.5p Barwinnock Farm, 145.5p Bectonhall, 145.5p Kirtlebank Farm, 131.5p Crownstone Farm, 129.5p Bolton Cottage, 129.5p, 124.5p Hardgrove, 128.5p Park House, 125.5p Prior Hall, 125.5p Woodhouse, 123.5p Blue Dial Farm, 123.5p Gerrard House, 121.5p Crookdyke, 121.5p Meinbank Farm, 121.5p Milton Farm, 121.5p Coomb Crag Aberdeen Angus 147.5p, 139.5p, 138.5p, 131.5p H&K Farms, 131.5p Overby House, 130.5p Thornby Villa Holstein 141.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 134.5p Hill House, 131.5p Newbampton Farm, 126.5p Castlesteads, 123.5p Limekilns Farm Fleckvieh 137.5p Laws Hall Friesian 134.5p, 131.5p, 127.5p, 121.5p Whitlawside Farm, 125.5p, 123.5p Prior Hall Simmental 133.5p Crailloch Dairy Shorthorn 129.5p Marleycote Walls MRI 121.5p Mirkbooths Montbeliarde 117.5p Hill House, 117.5p Laversdale Danish Red 112.5p, 110.5p Lambfield Farm Jersey 88.5p Temon Farm

CAST BULLS – A smaller show of 7 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Goldie, Townfoot Farm selling a Limousin stock bull for 1129kg at 139.5p totalling £1574 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe sold a Limousin stock bull for 979kg at 156.5p totalling £1532 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1574 Townfoot, £1532 Haltcliffe, £1229 Dalebottom Farm, £1209 Stainburn House Farm Beef Shorthorn £1247 Dirrops

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 171.5p Stainburn House Farm, 156.5p Haltcliffe, 139.5p Townfoot Farm, 137.5p Wyse Hill Farm, 137.5p Dalebottom Farm, 130.5p Marsh House

PRIME CATTLE – A very good show of 58 prime steers and heifers were forward, selling to a similar trade to that of last week. Top overall was paid to Messrs L Skelton, Low House, Maryport for a superb Limousin cross heifer, receiving £1644.06 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton sold another to £1518.94. Top overall pence per kilo of 226.5ppk was attained by Messrs Story, Newbiggin and was purchased by Mr David Whaite.

Steers sold to a top of £1615.86 from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. British Blues to £1562.99 from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo of 219.5ppk was achieved by Messrs Story, Newbigging for a Limousin cross.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1615, £1550 Nealhouse Farm, £1583, £1497 Low Whinnow Farm, £1547 The Lake, £1520, £1510, £1493 Hundith House, £1506 Petteril Hill Farm, £1461 Newbiggin Farm, British Blue £1562, £1530 The Lake.

Heifers: Limousin £1644 Low House, £1518 Hundith House, £1372 Low Whinnow Farm, £1347 Church Farm, £1320 Newbiggin Farm, British Blue £1290 Newbiggin Farm, Hereford £1108 Thornby Villa.

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin
219.5p, 210.5p Newbiggin Farm, 218.5p, 215.5p, 215.5p Hundith House, 216.5p The Lake, 215.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 215.5p, 211.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 211.5p Nealhouse Farm,    British Blue 211.5p, 202.5p The Lake.

Heifers: Limousin 226.5p, 214.5p Newbiggin Farm, 219.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 219.5p Church Farm, 219.5p Low House, 219.5p Hundith House, 215.5p Low Whinnow Farm, British Blue 212.5p Low Farm, Hereford 181.5p Thornby Villa, Aberdeen Angus 177.5p Thornby Villa.

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

PRIME HOGGS – On Monday 10th February Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime sheep. Storm Ciara had an effect on numbers forward, however, those who braved the storm were royally rewarded with the dearest returns seen this season. The overall average was 246.7p (£110.85 per head) SQQ 253.78p.

Heavy hoggs regularly traded at 240p and beyond to a top of £148 for Texels shown by GJ Toppin, Basco Dyke, Armathwaite which sold to Mr G Lomax. Smart, export lambs regularly achieved 300p and beyond to 312.2p for exceptional Beltex x from A & A Little, The Hollands, Penton purchased by Mr A Dawson.

Mule hoggs sold to £115.80 from Messrs Mitchell, Mirkbooths, Raughton Head and to 242.4p for a pen of 42kg hoggs from Messrs Beverly, Birtley Shields, Hexham. Hill hoggs topped at £111.80 for a pen of Cheviots from AG Dempster, Castlehill, Lockerbie which were also the top per kilo at 260p.


Leading Prices per head: Texel £148, £131, £125(x2) Basco Dyke, £135 Bustabeck Farm, £133, £132, £122 Bowness Hall, £132 High House, £131 Chapel Farm, £127 Lonning Farm, £126, £124.80, £123.80 Mirkbooths, £124 Sycamore House, £123 Merryshield, £123 Smalmstown Farm, £122.80 Street Head, £121.80(x2) Riggfoot Dutch Texel £133.80 Hargill House, £120, £115.80, £113.80 North Boig Farm Beltex £129, £128(x2), £126, £124(x2), £122 Hollands, £120 South Lambhill, £120, £119, £115 Castlehill, £118, £112 The Throp, £114.30 Fell View Farm Suffolk £128, £121, £120(x2) Midtown, £124 Sycamore House, £118, £112.80 Jackson Rigg, £117.50 Merryshield, £115.80 Mirkbooths, £112.80 Riggfoot Farm, £110 South Lambhill Greyfaced £115.80, £108.80 Mirkbooths, £113 Brampton Fell, £112.80, £111.80, £106.80 Jackson Rigg, £106 Birtley Shields, £105.50 Hollands, £105 Millstone Moor, £103.80 South Lambhill, £102.80 The Throp, £100 Town End Farm, £100 Riggfoot Farm Hill Cheviot £111.80 Castlehill Swaledale £100(x2) Hargill House, £93 Millstone Moor Leicester £92 Millstone Moor.

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 312.2p, 311.1p, 302.4p, 293.2p, 290.9p, 281.8p, 280.5p Hollands, 307.7p, 306.7p, 301.3p Castlehill, 302.6p, 283.5p The Throp, 289.2p South Lambhill Dutch Texel 307.7p, 296.9p, 294.3p, 277.6p North Boig Farm Texel 307.5p, 293.8p, 283.3p, 262.8p Smalmstown Farm, 304.6p Glebelands, 285p, 267.5p Hayton Brow, 274.7p(x2), 272.9p, 263.7p(x2) Basco Dyke, 274.2p Glebelands, 270.2p Lonning Farm, 267.5p, 267p Chapel Farm, 266.7p Street Head, 265.9p Riggfoot Farm, 265.5p Jackson Rigg, 262.5p Mirkbooths Suffolk 268.3p South Lambhill, 239.8p Merryshield, 235p Riggfoot Farm, 235p Jackson Rigg Hill Cheviot 260p Castlehill Greyfaced 252.4p, 230.3p Birtley Shields, 245.3p Hollands, 241.4p South Lambhill, 237.5p, 236p Millstone Moor, 236.5p Mirkbooths, 235.3p Town End Farm, 233.6p The Throp, 232p Fell View Farm Swaledale 212.5p Albyfield, 206.7p Millstone Moor.

CAST SHEEP: A smaller show of cast ewes and rams were forward this week, however all classed were in high demand. Topping the day’s trade at £141.50 was a pair of Dutch Texel ewes from Messrs Johnston, Springfield, followed by Messrs Graham, Ashdene selling a pure Texel ewe to £140.50.

Hill bred sheep continue to sell well, with a pen of 19 Swaledale ewes from Messrs Bowman, Brampton Fell selling to £62.50.

Cast rams was an increase in trade, with a Leicester from Messrs Murray, Branch End selling to £119.50.

Cast Ewe Leading Prices per head: Dutch Texel £141.50, £107.50 Springfield Farm, Texel £140 Ashdene, £136.50, £110.50 Fell View Farm, £132.50 Wavercroft, £117.50, £103.50 Burthwaite, £109.50 Boggle Hall, £105.50 Corrie Field, £104.50 Beamwham,  Leicester £109.50 The Throp, Suffolk £109.50 Wavercroft £105.50 High House, Greyfaced £103.50, £91.50 Burthwaite, £94.50, £90.50 Roe Farm, £87.50 Beamwham, Bleu Du Maine £95.50 Luketon Stud, Hill Cheviot £84.50 Beamwham, Herdwick £62.50 Fell View Farm, Swaledale £62.50 Brampton Fell Farm, £59.50 Beamwham, £52.50 Branch End Farm, £15.50 Fell View Farm.

Cast Ram Leading Prices per head: Leicester £119.50 Branch End Farm, Charollais £118.50 Boggle Hall, Texel £109.50, £103.50 Wavercroft, £98.50 Boggle Hall, NCC £93.50 Beamwham,

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