At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 30th March Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. With the present restrictions, the sale of Prime Cattle took place and offered 134 head of cast cows, prime bulls and prime cattle.
PRIME BULLS: a smaller entry of 33 prime bulls were forward. More cattle could have been sold to vendors advantage.
Top price overall was a Limousin from Messrs Illingworth, Howgillside, Lockerbie achieving £1672.50 and purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir.
Black and White bulls peaked at £1119.35 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Gott, Prospect House, Cockermouth and a top price per kilo of 172.5p from Messrs Mattocks, Aulby Farm, Penrith, both purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor; Messrs Johnston, Cote House, Carlisle sold another to 171.5p.
Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1672.50 Howgillside; £1233.44 Prospect House; £1101.75 Mirkbooths. British Blue £1058.78 Mirkbooths. British Friesian £1023.43, £986.78 The Flatt; £944.06 Aulby Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1009.20 The Flatt. Holstein Friesian £1119.35, £1042.88 Prospect House; £1090.98, £1042.88, £1038.35, £1020.17 Springfield; £1018.71, £993.23 Cote House Farm.
Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 187.5p Howgillside; 178.5p Prospect House; 174.5p The Flatt. British Friesian 172.5p, 168.5p, 166.5p, 159.5p Aulby Farm; 167.5p The Flatt. Aberdeen Angus 155.5p The Flatt. Ayrshire 139.5p Plasketlands. Holstein Friesian 171.5p, 161.5p, 154.5p Cote House Farm; 159.5p (x2), 154.5p Springfield; 154.5p (x2), 152.5p Prospect House.
CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: a small entry of 92 cast cows were presented Trade resulted in being dearer on the week.
Messrs Bradley & Son, Marina House sold a run of Parthenais cows which topped at 174.5p (652 kgs) £1137 and 166.5p (721kgs) £1200 both purchased by Owain Llyr. Messrs Dixon, Stobbs Farm sold an Angus cow for 154.5p (729kgs) £1126 to David Holmes. Messrs Prudham, Whitefield sold an Angus cow at 138.5p (806 kgs) £1116 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Slack, Cockley Bank run of black & white cows topped 138.5p (685kgs) £948 and 133.5p (695kgs) £927 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick and David Holmes respectively.
Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Parthenaise £1200.47, £1137.74 Marina House. Aberdeen Angus £1126.31 Stobbs Farm, £1116.31 Whitefield. Holstein Friesian £948.73, £927.83, £904.41, £879.63 Cockleybank; £866.08 Torpenhow Hall; £832.20 Dundraw Farm. Simmental £868.53 Wardpark. Holstein £862.03 Dundraw Farm. Jersey £570.14 Dolphenby Farms.
Cast Bull: Holstein Friesian £986.78 Cockleybank.
Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: Parthenaise 174.5p, 166.5p, 145.5p Marina House. Limousin 141.5p Redesmouth Farm, 133.5p Allerby Hall. Aberdeen Angus 154.5p Stobbs Farm. British Blue 139.5p, 137.5p Kiloran; 133.5p Whitefield. Holstein Friesian 138.5p (x2), 134.5p, 133.5p, 129.5p Cockleybank; 122.5p Torpenhow Hall. Simmental 122.5p Wardpark. Holstein 121.5p Cockleybank. Fleckvieh £114.5p Ward Park. Ayrshire 112.5p Plasketlands. Jersey 95.5p Dolphenby Farms.
Cast Bull: Holstein Friesian 147.5p Cockleybank.
PRIME CATTLE: a small entry forward due to the lack of demand. It is expected more demand will be evident next week.
Top overall price was for a Limousin cross steer offered y Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton achieving £1366.20 and purchased by Jewitt Meats. Heifers from the same home sold to £1260 and again purchased by Jewitt Meats.
Top price pence per kilo was 207.5p for a Limousin cross heifer sold by Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.
Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin £1366.20 Bothel Parks; £1266.97 Allerby Hall. British Blue £1277.86, £1251.39 Little Broomhills Farm.
Heifers: Limousin £1260 Bothel Parks; £1169.36, £1162.45 Lords Close. British Blue £1126.13 Little Broomhills Farm.
Leading Prices per Kilo:
Heifers: Limousin 207.5p, 193.5p Nealhouse Farm; 187.5p Bothel Parks; 187.5p Allerby Hall; 186.5p Lords Close.
Steers: Limousin 185.5p Allerby Hall; 181.5p Lords Close. British Blue 176.5p (x2) Little Broomhills Farm.
PLEASE NOTE ALL CATTLE MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 6th APRIL.
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