Borderway Primestock Sale

23rd March 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 23rd March Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. An increased entry of 585 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle along with 1844 prime and cast sheep were forward.

PRIME BULLS: A large show of 132 bulls were forward with all quality bulls being in great demand, however Black & White Bulls sold less on the week.

Messrs Hutton, Setmabanning Farm sold a Limosuin bull for 914kg, 185.5ppk or £1695 to Bowland Foods. Messrs Wilsham, Oulton Hall sold to the top price Blonde bull for 788kg, 197.5ppk or £1556 also to Bowland Foods. Messrs Blaylock, Kirkend run of bulls topped at 743kg, 293.5ppk or £1512 for a Charolais cross bull purchased by Messrs Helliwell. Messrs Hird, West End Farm sold a Limosuin cross bull for 637kg, 220.5ppk or £1404 to Mr Helliwell. Messrs Rome & Co, Niven Hill sold two outstanding Limousin bulls which sold to 608kg, 223.5ppk or £1358 and to 622kg, 215.5ppk or £1340 purchased by Rob Medcalf and to Les Fell.

Messrs Dickinson, High House sold a British Friesian bull for 627kg, 177.5ppk or £1112 to Bowland Foods, and to 653kg, 168.5p £1100 to Jewitt. Messrs Rome, Fauldie sold a British Friesian bull for 595kg, 181.5ppk or £1079 to Bowland Foods. Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End sold a British Friesian bull for 572kg, 176.5ppk or £1009 to Bowland Foods

Leading Prices per Head: Limosuin £1695 Setmabanning Farm, £1404, £1250 West End Farm, £1369 Prospect House, £1358, £1340 Niven Hill, £1350, £1292 Upper Brydekirk, £1332 Lower Griseburn, £1298, £1247 Kirkend, £1274 Allerby Hall, £1272, £1243 Bectonhall, £1262 Cleughbrae Farm, Blonde £1556, £1472, £1454 Oulton Hall, Charolais £1512 Krikend, £1369 Drumforber Cottage, British Blue £1298, £1208, £1202 Whitefield, £1226 Prospect House, Aberdeen Angus £1237 Cleughbrae Farm, £1206 Peel Flatt Farm, Simmental £1201 Brackenbank, Hereford £1135 Randalinton Farm, British Friesian £1112, £1100, £1057 High House, £1079 Fauldie, £1046 The Flatt, £1009 Skelton Wood End, Holstein Friesian £1062, £1045, £1030, £1023 Barwinnock Farm, £1060 Prospect House, £1016 Randalinton Farm, £1008 Elephant Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 223.5p, 215.5p Niven Hill, 220.5p West End Farm, 211.5p Lower Grisburn, 201.5p, 198.5p Kirkend, 199.5p Upper Brydekirk, Charolais 203.5p Kirkend, Blonde 197.5p, 195.5p Oulton Hall, British Blue 187.5p Willows Farm, 186.5p Cote House Farm, Simmental 183.5p Brackenbank, British Friesian 181.5p Fauldie, 177.5p, 168.5p, 165.5p High House, 176.5p, 169.5p Skelton Wood End, 166.5p, 167.5p Albyfield, Holstein Friesian 168.5p Randalinton Farm.

 CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE – A large show of 333 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer with trade for all classes being less on the week. Messrs Telfer & Son, Newton High House sold two outstanding British Blue cows for 861kg at 229.5p totalling £1976 and 881kg at 213.5p totalling £1880 both purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House’s run of Simmental cows topped at 732kg at 173.5p totalling £1270 to Les Fell. Messrs Bird, Ghyll House Farm sold a Limousin x cow for 705kg at 174.5p totalling £1230 to David Holmes. DA Harrison, Hill House Farm’s run of well finished cows topped at 900kg at 135.5p totalling £1219 to Les Fell.

A mixed show of black and white cows were on offer with all classes being 10-15p less on the week. Messrs Smithson, Skelcies Hall sold a Holstein x heifer for 741kg at 154.5p totalling £1144 to Les Fell. Messrs Graves, Elephant Farm sold a Holstein x heifer for 649kg at 147.5p totalling £957 to Les Fell.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Simmental £1270, £1056, £1047 Kirtleton House, £1219 Hill House Farm, £1096 Ridley Farm, £1032 Brackenbank, £1008 Kellah Limousin £1230 Ghyll House Farm, £1169 Park View, £1156, £1008, £1003 Hill House Farm, £1078 Setmabanning Farm, £1023 Meikleholm Farm, £1013 Cawfields British Blue £1976, £1880 Newton High House, £1097 The Close, £1073 Hill House Farm Holstein Friesian £1144 Skelcies Hall, £957, £868 Elephant Farm, £943 Tempest Tower, £888 Park House, £870 Round Hill, £856 Crookdyke, £850 Blackrigg Galloway £950 Walby Grange Friesian £822 Albyfield

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: British Blue 229.5p, 213.5p Newton High House, 163.5p Low Acton Farm, 137.5p The Close, 134.5p Osborne Farm Charolais 186.5p Summerhill Farm Limousin 174.5p Ghyll House Farm, 169.5p, 164.5p, 162.5p, 147.5p Beech House, 167.5p, 151.5p Cawfields, 143.5p Meikleholm Farm, 143.5p, 142.5p Hill House Farm, 141.5p Low Northsceugh Simmental 173.5p, 168.5p Kirtleton House Aberdeen Angus 156.5p Hedley West Riding Holstein Friesian 154.5p Skelcies Hall, 147.5p(x2) Elephant Farm, 147.5p Crookdyke, 146.5p Round Hill, 144.5p Park House, £134.5p Plumbland Farm, 133.5p Broomhills, 131.5p Hawkshole, 126.5p Hazel Head, 117.5p Woodhouse, 113.5p Newton Field, 113.5p Whiteclose Rigg, 112.5p Blackrigg, 111.5p Big Balcraig Farm Friesian 142.5p Albyfield Ayrshire 139.5p Horseclose Farm Galloway 116.5p High Crossgill Farm

CAST BULLS: Messrs Airey, The Close sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1046kg at 131.5p totalling £1375 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Robley, Demesne Farm sold a British Blue stock bull for 1021kg at 131.5p totalling £1342 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Howard, Lees Hall Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 787kg at 158.5p totalling £1247 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £1375 The Close, £1247 Lees Hall Farm British Blue £1342 Demesne Farm, £1222 Tarnflatt Hall

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Kilo: Limousin 158.5p Lees Hall Farm, 131.5p The Close British Blue 147.5p Beech House, 131.5p Desmesne Farm Charolais 147.5p High Glenjorrie Farm

PRIME CATTLE – The sale of prime cattle on Monday saw the largest show forward for some time at Borderway. A ringside of 13 buyers ensured trade exceeded all expectations.

Leading Prices per Head:
Heifers: Limousin
£1748 Halfway Well, £1621, £1512, £1510 West Farm, £1512, £1383 High Plasket Lands Farm, £1420, £1378 Wardhead, £1696, £1359, £1351, £1344 Petteril Hill Farm, £1378 Church Farm, £1342 Newbiggin Farm, £1328 Stenries, £1319 Kirkend British Blue £1544, £1372 Osborne Farm, £1345 Wardhead, £1344, £1301, £1228 Kirkend Charolais £1338 High Plasket Lands Farm Blonde £1297, £1284 Kirkend Simmental £1202, £1125 Wardhead, £1103, £1044 Meikleholm Farm Aberdeen Angus £1065 Skelcies Hall

Steers: Limousin £1746, £1490 Nealhouse Farm, £1622, £1450 The Lake, £1609, £1545, £1543, £1535, £1481, £1430 Newbiggin Farm, £1607, £1515 Petteril Hill Farm, £1573, £1533 The Lake, £1490 Wardhead Charolais £1704 Hosket Hill Farm British Blue £1620, £1579 The Lake, £1580 Wardhead Galloway £1164 Newton High House Holstein Friesian £1060 Carrick Dean

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Heifers: Limousin
238.5p Halfway Well, 234.5p, 229.5p, 225.5p Wardhead, 234.5p, 227.5p, 227.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 234.5p, 230.5p, 229.5p, 228.5p, 227.5p, 225.5p High Aketon, 227.5p Church Farm, 226.5p West Farm British Blue 222.5p, 212.5p Osborne Farm, 217.5p, 208.5p Kirkend, 209.5p Low Farm Blonde 215.5p Kirkend Charolais 214.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 203.5p Hallbankgate Farm Simmental 185.5p, 180.5p Wardhead

Steers: Limousin 227.5p High Aketon, 224.5p, 217.5p, 215.5p, 207.5p, 205.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 223.5p, 222.5p, 221.5p, 220.5p, 219.5p, 209.5p Newbiggin Farm, 223.5p, 219.5p The Lake, 220.5p, 214.5p Nealhouse Farm British Blue 217.5p(x2) The Lake, 214.5p Wardhead Charolais 215.5p Hosket Hill Farm Galloway 200.5p Newton High House Holstein Friesian 151.5p Carrick Dean, 135.5p Jerriestown Friesian 117.5p Jerriestown

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


Leading Prices per head: Dutch Texel £130, £116, £103.50, £100 Woodhouse, £94 Flimby Hall, £91.50 Town Head Farm, Texel £128 Bodney, £98 (x2), £92 Thackmire, £98 Lonning Farm, £96.30 Riggfoot Farm, £94.50 Balgray Hill, £92.30 Morton Farm, £90.80 Birks Farm, £90.80 Mirkbooths, £90 Flimby Hall, £90 Ghyll House Farm, £90 Cardew Hall, £90 Low House Farm, £89 Stoneraise Place, £89 Cardewlees Farm, £88.30 New Sandsfield, £88 Lonning Farm, Blackfaced £102 (x2), £89, £86, £84, £83.50, £83 (x2), £81 Smalmstown Farm, Suffolk £100, £90 Morton Farm, Bleu Du Maine £98.80 Woodhousehill, Zwartbles £93.80 Woodhousehill, Beltex £91 Glasson Farm, £85 (x2) Castlehill, Berrichon £90 Glasson Farm, Greyfaced £86.50, £85 Old Church Farm, £82 Mirkbooths, Hill Cheviot £84.80 (x2) Micklethwaite Farm, £81.30 Mirkbooths, Dorset £82.80 Low Tarns, Herdwick £74, £68 Clea Hall, Swaledale £64 Oasture House Farm, £64 Church Farm.

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 253.5p (x2) Bodney, 241.4p Church Farm, 220p, 202.3p Cardewlees Farm, 214.5p Ghyll House Farm, 211.9p Balgray Hill, 210.4p The Garth, 210p Kilnknowe, 209.8p Stoneraise Villa, 209.3p Flimby Hall, 204.6p Stoneraise Place,  202.3p The Garth, 202.2p, 200p (x2) South Lambhill, 200p Thackmire, 200p Cardew Hall, Blackfaced 248.8p, 208p Smalmstown Farm, Dutch Texel 229.7p, 229.1p Woodhouse, 202.3p Town Head Farm, 200p Flimby Hall, Beltex 226.7p, 217.9p Castlehill, Greyfaced 200p Blue Dial Farm, Hill Cheviot 184.3p Micklethwaite Farm, Herdwick 183.9p Pasture House Farm, Zwartbles 165.9p Woodhousehill.

CAST EWES & RAMS – A larger show of 430 cast ewes and rams were forward, topping at £140 for a tremendous Texel ewe from Messrs Martin, Boggle Hall.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £140, £120 Boggle Hall, £137.50 Upper Brydekirk, £130 Crookholm Farm, £127.50 Woodhouse, £127.50, £115.50 Cardew Hall, £125.50, £119.50, £113.50 The Beeches, £123.50, £117.50, £115.50 Bengall Farm, £121.50 Newbiggin Farm, £118.50 Shrubbery Farm, £115.50 Grapes Barn, £114.50 Skelton Wood End, £113.50, £113.50 Walton Woodhead, £113.50 Newbiggin Farm, Beltex £133.50, £131.50, £104 Castlehill, £105.50, £100 Flimby Hall, £95 Millrigg, Bleu Du Maine £127.50 Woodhousehill, Suffolk £124.50, £107.50 Studholme, £113.50, £83.50 Brisco Hill, £110 Home Farm, £109.50 New Sandsfield, £109.50, £100 Maulscastle Farm, £107.50 Burnside, £105.50 Gill Farm, £104.50 Cardewlees Farm, £103 Shubbery Farm, £100, £81.50 The Beeches, £98.50 Raygarth Farm, £97.50 Gill Farm, £95.50 Birks Farm, £95.50 Rietfontain, £85.50 Lanehead Farm, £81.50 Riggfoot Farm, Greyfaced £117.50 Dinker Holme, £101.50 Clappers Farm, £94.50 Langrigg Hall, £94.50 Newbiggin Farm, £94.50 Raygarth Field Farm, £93.50 Birks Farm, £91.50 Birks Farm, £91.50 Parklands, £91.50 (x2), £70 Riggfoot Farm, £90 Boggle Hall, £90 (x2) Rietfontain, £89.50 Sandysike Farmhouse, £89.50 Rietfontain, £87.50, £71.50 Home Farm, £80 Sleightholme Farm, £77.50 Ormathwaite Farm, £73.50 Langrigg Hall, Leicester £111.50, £83.50 Pears Ghyll Farm, £93.50 Ormathwaite Farm, Charollais £110.50 Low House Farm, £100 Croft Farm, £100, £80 Springfield, £94.50 The Beeches, Zwartbles £100 (x2) Woodhousehill, Hill Cheviot £97.50 Walton Woodhead, Dorset £96.50 Low Tarns, £93.50, £85.50 Thornbank,  Blackfaced £92 Stobbs Farm, Swaledale £83.50 Riggfoot Farm, Jacob £80 Rashfield, Herdwick £61.50 Clea Hall.

For Cast and Prime sheep sales enquires at Borderway please contact James Little 07872 840685 or Paul Gardner 07736 883671.