Borderway Primestock Sale

17th February 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 17th February Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of 465 cast cows & bulls and prime cattle, which had an entry of 2210 prime sheep on offer.

PRIME BULLS – The weekly sale of prime bulls had a great entry of 90 forward, with all classes selling to a dearer trade on the week.

Topping the sale at £1886.36 was a tremendous British Blue from Mr Hall, Ainstable, selling to Mr Helliwell, Rochdale. Mr Hall’s fantastic run of bulls averaged a staggering £1685.48. Limousin bulls from Messrs Thomlinson, Park View sold to £1732.62 also to Mr Helliwell.

Dairy bred bulls topped at £1154.30 for a British Friesian from T & M Irving, Canonbie selling to Mr Howard.

Topping the pence per kilo was a British Blue selling to 235.5ppk from Mr Brian Hall, followed by Messrs Thomlinson with Limousins to a top of 215.5ppk.

Prime Bulls leading prices per head: British Blue £1886, £1799, £1681, £1655 Ainstable Hall, £1523 Green Farm, £1281, £1253, £1226, £1212 Park House Farm, 1225 Whitefield, £1129 Peel£1062, £1022 Low Farm, £978 Orton Rigg Farm, Limousin £1732 Park View, £1620 Ainstable Hall, £1563 Green Farm, £1497, £1469 Aldermanseat Farm, £1472 Whiteside Farm, £1442, £1389 Allerby Hall, £1266 High House, £1261 Ellen Bank, £1257 Keskadale Farm, £1221 High House, £1219 Mirkbooths, £1129 Peel Flatt Farm, £1117 Broomhills, Hereford £1188, £1134, £1113 Randalinton Farm, £1126 Peel Flatt Farm, £1060 Cumdivock House, £1012 Hayclose, Limousin £1158, £1079 Keskadale Farm, £963 Ellen Bank, Holstein Friesian £1154 Bectonhall, £1083, £1020 Randalinton Farm, £977 Park House Farm, Galloway £1139, £930 Breconside, £916 Shancastle Farm, Simmental £1130 Cardew House, £1102 Meinbank Farm, Montbeliarde £1053, £1048 Kirkbride House, Holstein £1033, £964, £943, £864 Musgrave Hall.

Prime Bulls leading prices per kilo: British Blue 235.5p, 214.5p, 207.5p (x2) Ainstable Hall, 204.5p Green Farm, 186.5p, 178.5p Park House Farm, 192.5p, 185.5p Low Farm, 181.5p Orton Rigg Farm, 180.5p Whitefield, 175.5p Broomhills, Limousin 228.5p, 219.5p Keskadale Farm, 215.5p Park View, 207.5p, 192.5p Ainstable Hall, 204.5p, 184.5p Ellen Bank, 202.5p Green Farm, 201.5p, 188.5p Allerby Hall, 197.5p Wood Hall, 195.5p Whiteside Farm, 191.5p, 188.5p High House, 191.5p Aldermanseat Farm, Galloway 179.5p Breconside, Beef Shorthorn 178.5p Shancastle Farm, Hereford 178.5p, 177.5p, 176.5p Randalinton Farm, Holstein Friesian 169.5p Bectonhall, 161.5p Park House Farm, 160.5p, 155.5p Randalinton Farm, 159.5p Seymour House, 145.5p Kirkbride House, 145.5p South View Farm, Montbelairde 167.5p, 157.5p Kirkbride House, Simmental 187.5p Cardew House, 179.5p Meinbank Farm.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE – Once again a good entry of 331 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer to a keen ringside of buyers, ensuring a sharper trade.

Messrs Ridley, Wood Hall run of cows topped at 816kg, 169.5ppk or £1383 and to 749kg, 160.5ppk or £1202 for Limosuin crosses to Mr Sean Mallon. Messrs Teasdale, Kellah sold a Limosuin cross cow for 853kg, 157.5ppk or £1343 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Thompson, Townfoot run of Limousin cows topped at 765kg, 163.5p or £1250 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Hill, Whitewall Farm sold a Limosuin cows to 652kg, 184.5ppk or £1202 to Mr Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Hall & Son, Barker House sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow for 812kg, 144.5ppk or £1173 again to Mr McGimpsey.

A mixed show of Black and white cows were on offer with all classes being sharper on the week to average an amazing 110.9ppk.

Messrs Slack, Cockley Bank run of Holstein cross cows topped at 771kg, 145.5ppk or £1121 to Mr David Holmes. Messrs Vevers, High Plains sold a Holstein cross cow for 873kg, 127.5ppk or £1113 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Edgar, Whitecroft Mains sold Holstein cross cows, topping at 814kg, 136.5ppk or £1111 and to 838kg, 128.5ppk or £1076 both to Mr Les Fell. Mr Colin Harrington, Mounsey Bank sold the top priced British Friesian cow for 843kg, 131.5ppk or £1108 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Graham, Manor House sold a Holstein cross cow for 862kg, 128.5ppk or £1107 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Harrington & Sons, Downhall sold a Holstein cross cow for 796kg, 136.5ppk or £1086 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Carlyle Slealands Burn sold Holstein cross cows for 895kg, 120.5ppk or £1078 and to 812kg, 131.5ppk or £1067 both to Dovecote Park. Messrs Batty, Flimby Hall sold the top priced Montbelairde cross cow for 818kg, 129.5ppk or £1059 also to Dovecote Park. Messrs Little & Son, Kirkbride House sold a Holstein cross cow for 821kg, 128.5ppk or £1054 again to Dovecote Park.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1383, £1202, £1163, £1119, £1101, £1069 Wood Hall, £1343 Kellah, £1250, £1168, £1104 Townfoot, £1202 Whitewall Farm, £1177 Woodhead Farm, £1146 Hallmoor, 31126 Meikle Kirkland, £1097 Peter House Farm, £1084 Bowscale Farm, £1083, £1079 Crookholm Farm, £1073 Longhurst, £1048 Lanerton, Aberdeen Angus £1173 Barker House, £1129 Demesne Farm, British Blue £1159, £1136 Keskadale Farm, £1143 Kirkland, £1066 Broomhills Farm, £1028 Merryshield, £1014 Wood Hall, £1004 East Gallaberry, Holstein Friesian £1121, £1010, £970 Cockley Bank, £1113, £976 High Plains, £1111, £1076 Whitecroft Mains, £1107 Manor House, £1086, £1043, £946 Down Hall, £1078 Slealands Burn, £1032 Park House Farm, £979, £966 Hardgrove, £972 Cumcatch Farm, £976 Gerrard House, £966 Low Moorhouse, £954 Cote House Farm, £949 Bays Leap Farm House, British Friesian £1108, £959 Mounsey Bank, £1037 Crownstown Farm, £1017 Gelt Hall Farm, £903 Dockray Hall, Dairy Shorthorn £1080 Bays Leap Farm House, Montbelairde £1067 Slealands Burn, £1059 Flimby Hall, £1009, £1003 West Trailtrow, Holstein £1054 Kirkbride House, £1004 Gill Farm, Bazadaise £1020 Gelt Hall Farm, Blonde £1013 Merryshield, Fleckvieh £1001 West Trailtrow, £918 Kirkhouse, Beef Shorthorn £975 Farlam Hill Farm, £962 Wydon Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 184.5p Whitewall Farm, 169.5p, 164.5p, 160.5p, 159.5p Wood Hall, 166.5p, 163.5p, 156.5p, 155.5p, 154.5p Townfoot, 166.5p Woodhead Farm, 165.5p, 155.5p Prospect House, 157.5p Kellah, 137.5p Crookholm Farm, 156.5p Bowscale Farm, 153.5p Elva Plain Farm, 153.5p Wood Hall, 153.5p Balnamoon Farm, 153.5p Meikle Kirkland, Bazadaise 174.5p Gelt Hall Farm, British Blue 170.5p, 151.5p East Gallaberry, 164.5p Keskadale Farm, 164.5p Meikle Kirkland, 155.5p Balnamoon Farm,  Aberdeen Angus 162.5p, 139.5p Balnamoon Farm, 151.5p High House, 144.5p Barker House, 135.5p, 134.5p Demesne Farm, 130.5p Douglas Square, Shorthorn 158.5p Balnamoon Farm, British Friesian 157.5p, 136.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 151.5p, 131.5p Mounsey Bank, 131.5p, 127.5p Crownstown Farm, 129.5p (x2) Dockray Hall, 121.5p The Howes, Holstein Friesian 150.5p Low Moorhouse, 149.5p Gerrard House, 145.5p, 142.5p, 135.5p, 132.5p, 128.5p, 125.5p Cockleybank, 143.5p, 142.5p, 136.5p Down Hall, 138.5p Greenrigg Farm, 136.5p, 128.5p Whitecroft Mains, 133.5p Wood Close Farm, 133.5p Kirkbarrow Hall, 132.5p Park House Farm, 131.5p Cardew Hall, 129.5p Crownstone Farm, 129.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 128.5p Moorthwaite Farm, 128.5p Manor House, 127.5p Hardgrove, 127.5p Cote House Farm, 127.5p, 124.5p (x2) High Plains, 126.5p West House Farm, 124.5p Low Row, 123.5p Walby Hall, 122.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 122.5p Winter Tarn Farm, 121.5p Carleton Hill Farm, 121.5p Street Head, 121.5p Meinbank Farm, 120.5p Slealands Burn, Simmental 148.5p Meinbank Farm, British Blue 147.5p Keskadale Farm, Blonde 146.5p Merryshield, Beef Shorthorn 140.5p Wydon Farm, 131.5p Farlam Hill Farm, 130.5p Bays Leap Farm House, Fleckvieh 136.5p West Trailtrow, 133.5p East Bowhill Farm, 119.5p Kirkhouse Dairy, Dairy Shorthorn 134.5p Bays Leap Farm House, Montbelairde 131.5p Slealands Burn, 129.5p Flimby Hall, 126.5p West Trailtrow, Holstein 128.5p Kirkbride House, 127.5p Blencogo House, 125.5p Gill Farm, 123.5p, 122.5p Castlesteads,

CAST BULLS – A good show of 11 stock bulls were forward, with Messrs Austin, Upper Portrack selling the top priced Montbelairde to 1241kg, 112.5ppk or £1396 to Pickstocks. Messrs Harryman, Keskadale Farm sold a Limousin bull for 946kg, 147.5ppk or £1395 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Wilson, Old Church Farm sold a Limosuin stock bull for 833kg, 167.5ppk or £1395 purchased by Messrs Chester.

Leading Prices per Head: Montbelairde £1396 Upper Portrack, Limosuin £1395 Keskadale Farm, £1395 Old Church Farm, £1346 Longhurst, £1290 Bank House, British Blue £1301 Netherton, £1280 Keskadale Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1245 Barker House, Simmental £1238 Cardew House, Holstein Friesian £1152 Cockley Bank, Hereford £1105 Cumdivock House.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 167.5p Old Church Farm, 154.5p Dryfesdale Gate Farm, 149.5p Cargo Farm, 147.5p Keskadale Farm, 134.5p Longhurst, 133.5p Bank House, Holstein Friesian 140.5p Cockley Bank, British Blue 135.5p Keskadale Farm.

PRIME CATTLE – A very good show of 56 prime steers and heifers forward with all classes selling sharper on the week, and selling to a day’s top of £1700.84 followed by £1678.75 for two outstanding Limousin cross steers from Messrs N Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle, purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Charolais crosses from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie achieved £1463.58. Top pence per kilo of 218.5ppk was received by Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle, purchased by Mr David Whaite, Blackpool.

Heifers peaked at £1481.85 from Messrs Wilson, Bowscale, Maryport, purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Charolais crosses from Messrs Gate, Brackendene, Cockermouth sold to £1345.64and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. British Blues from Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton sold to £1323.69 and was purchased by Steven Wilson, Corby Hill Butchers. Top overall pence per kilo of 236.5ppk for a Limosuin cross from Messrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, Carlisle purchased by Mr Les Fell, Settle. Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton sold another to 230.5ppk also purchased by Les Fell.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limosuin
£1700, £1678 Low Whinnow Farm, £1559, £1550, £1544 The Lake, £1544 Hoddamtown, £1504, £1441 Nealhouse Farm, £1477, £1455 Newbiggin Farm, Charolais £1463 Hoddamtown.

Heifers: Limosuin £1481 Bowscale Farm, £1451 Hollins Farm, £1422 Low Whinnow Farm, £1343, £1335 Newbiggin Farm, £1311 Low House, Charolais £1345 Brakendene, British Blue £1323, £1299 Greenhill Farm, Simmental £1304 Chapel House, Aberdeen Angus £1044 Cockelybank.

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Limosuin 218.5p (x2), 213.5p Newbiggin Farm, 215.5p, 210.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 214.5p, 213.5p The Lake, 212.5p Hoddamtown, Charolais 211.5p Hoddamtown.

Heifers: Limousin 236.5p, 227.5p, 222.5p Newbiggin Farm, 230.5p, 228.5p, 223.5p High Aketon, 225.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 222.5p Bowscale Farm, British Blue 225.5p, 219.5p Greenhill Farm, Charolais 195.5p Brackendene.

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 – The weekly sale of prime hoggs saw a larger entry of 2039 head forward. This included nearly 800 horned and mule types, another exceptional trade was witnessed with a sale average of £110.91 a head.

Heavy hoggs were again flying with many pens at £130 and beyond to a top of £140.80 for a great pair of Texel x lambs from AJ & LJ Haston, Dearham Hall, Cockermouth with their run of heavies averaging £135.31 a head. A shortage of best grade export weight sheep was evident, these sold to top the trade per kilo at 317.5p for some sensational Beltex hoggs from Messrs Gardner, Glebelands, Roweltown. Messrs Neill, Upper Tinwald sold sheep in Carlisle for the first time in decades bringing a top run of heavy hoggs to level at £133.44 a head. Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown sold their first run of Blackfaced hoggs to top at £120 a head for 49.5kg and 251.3p for 42.5kg to average £112.09. Mule hoggs sold to a great demand with the sale averaging £108.98 to a top of £123.80 from Messrs Hunter, Stoneraise who sold a run of 300 to average £110.15. Suffolk hoggs sold to a top of £129.80 for heavies from Messrs Dickinson, High House, Wigton.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £140.80, £137.80, £135.80, £134.80, £131, £130 Dearham Hall, £136.80, £134.80 Basco Dyke, £134.80 Rye Close, £134.30 High Wreay Farm, £133.80(x3) Upper Tinwald Farm, £131.80 Bowness Hall, £130.80 Reaygarth, £130 Stoneraise Place Dutch Texel £136.80, £129.80, £126.80 Hightown, £123.80, £122.80, £119.80, £117.30, £116.80 Flimby Hall, £123.80, £117.80 Seymour House Beltex £131, £127, £125.80, £123.80, £122.80, £113.80 Hollands, £127 Glebelands, £125.80, £118.80 Cherrytree House, £120, £111.80 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage Suffolk £129.80 High House, £128.80 North Scales, £126.80 Langfauld, £123.80 Mirkbooths, £122.80 Hayclose, £122.80 Midtown, £120 Willows Farm, £117.80, £114.80 Denton Mains, £112.80, £107 Chapel Farm, £110.80 The Nook, £110 Harley Croft, £109.80 Dirrops, £104.80 Whinney Hill Farm, £102 Glebelands Blue Texel £125.80, £121.80 Tarn Lodge Greyfaced £123.80, £122.80, £108(x4), £107 Stoneraise Place, £121.80 Blue Dial Farm, £118.80 Mirkbooths, £115.80 Dirrops, £114.80 East Cottage, £113.80 Low Moor, £110 Reaygarth, £108.80 Church Farm, £107.80 Hightown, £106.80 Weary Hall Style Blackface £120, £118.80, £112.30(x2), £111.30, £106.80 Smalmstown Leicester £118.50, £109 Hightown, £100 Church Farm Ryeland £113.80 North Scales Cheviot Mule £105.80 Stoneraise Place Bleu du Maine £105.80 Kirklinton Swaledale £105 Reaygarth Zwartbles £104 Low Moor

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 317.5p, 268.7p Glebelands, 306.8p, 301.1p, 291.3p, 290.5p, 276p Hollands, 300p Horsleyhill Farm, 291.4p Miller Hill, 289.8p, 282.7p Cherrytree House Texel 292.4p, 285.7p, 269.4p Swallowdene, 285.9p, 279p Stoneraise Place, 277.3p, 267.7p, 263.4p Basco Dyke, 275.1p, 270.1p, 263.2p Dearham Hall, 274.8p, 268.5p Harley Croft, 272.7p Miller Hill, 267.5p Low Moor, 264.9p Upper Tinwald Farm,   Dutch Texel 281.4p Seymour House, 271.6p, 267p, 260.6p, 260.4p Flimby Hall, 267.6p, 264.2p, 260p Hightown, 254.9p, 252.4p The Lake, 250p Sycamore House Suffolk 261.9p Harley Croft, 253.5p, 243.6p, 243.2p Chapel Farm, 249.5p Dirrops, 243.2p, 240p Hayclose, 240.9p The Nook Blackface 251.3p, 247.3p, 244.1p(x2), 242.4p Smalmstown Farm Greyfaced 243.8p Dirrops, 241.8p Church Farm, 241.4p Reaygarth, 239.6p Low Moor, 238.6p Hollands, 237.8p Denton Mains, 236.4p, 230.1p Stoneraise Place, 234.7p Weary Hall Style, 233.3p, 231.5p Millstone Moor, 232.8p South Lambhill, 230.7p Mirkbooths Blue Texel 243.6p Tarn Lodge Swaledale 235.1p Reaygarth

CAST SHEEP: Once again trade continues to be exceptional for all classes of sheep.  Topping todays sale at £142.50 was an outstanding Texel ewe from Messrs Gargett, Bon Vista with another from the same home selling at £140.50.  Mule ewes also sold exceptionally well, regularly selling for £95 plus.  Blackfaced ewes sold up to £94.50 and Swaledales up to £73.50.  More ewes could be easily sold.

Cast Ewe Leading Prices per head: Texel £142.50 £140.50 £131.50 Bon Vista, £126.50 High Wreay Farm, £125.50 Hayclose, £124.50 The Croft, £115.50 Stoneraise Place, £114.50 £113.50 High House, £113.50 Ellonby Road, £113.50 (x2) £108.50 North Scales, £110.50 Willows Farm, £110 £105 Walby Grange £109.50 Lea Hill, Bleu du Maine £131.50 Hayclose, Grey Faced £120 £95.50 Row Brow Park, £97.50 £94.50 Reservoir Farm, £97.50 Willows Farm, £97.50 Lea Hill, £96.50 Hill Farm, £95.50 Grange Farm, Leicester £119.50 Stobbs Farm, £119.50 High Town, £107.50 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, £103.50 Reaygarth, £100.50 Church Farm, Suffolk £116.50 North Scales, £113.50 Stoneraise Place, £94.50 High House, Dutch Texel £113.50 Ashknowe, Blackfaced £94.50 Stobbs Farm, Zwartbles £93.50 Grange Farm, Hill Cheviot £79.50 Hayclose, £67.50 South Lambhill, £66.50 Border Rigg, Swaledale £73.50 £54.50 Reaygarth, £66.60 £59.50 Sheepriggs £65.50 Hightown £65.50 £58.50 Border Rigg, Herdwick £54.50 Border Rigg,

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