Borderway Primestock Sale

13th April 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 13th April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. Due to the current restrictions and a bank holiday Monday a small show of 202 cast cows, prime bulls and prime cattle was forward once again along with 816 prime and cast sheep.

PRIME BULLS: An entry of 51 prime bulls were forward at the weekly sale with plainer types easier on the week. Top price overall and pence per kilo came from Messrs Gott, Prospect House for a Limousin which totalled £1535.09 and made 205.5ppk purchased by Messrs Halliwell.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1535 Prospect House, £1285 Barwinnock Farm, £1247 Castlesteads, £1093, £1073 Mirkbooths Charolais £1300 Greenfield Friesian £1090, £1038, £1026, £1023 South Lambhill, £1037, £1011 Hillhead Simmental £1076, £1066, £1058 Millriggs Farm Hereford £1062 South Lambhill Holstein Friesian £1001 Prospect House, £992 Barwinnock Farm, £945, £938 Southview Farm, £808 Elephant Farm, £806 Hedley East Farm Holstein £961, £858 Castlesteads

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 205.5p Prospect House, 179.5p Barwinnock Farm, 178.5p Castlesteads, 173.5p Mirkbooths Simmental 174.5p, 173.5p Millriggs Farm Friesian 172.5p, 168.5p, 165.5p, 164.5p, 158.5p South Lambhill, 167.5p, 156.5p Sea View, 154.5p Skelton Wood End Charolais 169.5p Greenfield Holstein Friesian 149.5p Hedley East Farm, 147.5p(x2) Southview Farm, 147.5p Barwinnock Farm

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: Cast Cows continue to sell well for all classes. Topping today’s sale at £1299 was a Limousin cow from Miss Amy Wilson, Hardrigg Hall. Top price in the dairy section was a Holstein Friesian cow from Messrs Weightman, Highwood Nook. Top pence per kilo at 176.5p was the aforementioned Limousin from Miss Amy Wilson.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Limousin £1299 Hardrigg Hall, £1047, £1020 Cracrop Farm, £940 Cockleybank British Blue £1185 Abbey House, £1168 Cracrop Farm Blonde £1026 The Faulds Holstein Friesian £1007, £801 Highwood Nook, £907 Howrigg Farm, £836 Walby Hall, £830, £806, £725 Big Balcraig Farm, £795, £764 Woodslee, £791 Thackwood Farm, £789 Down By Rigg, £784, £777 Wood Farm, £773, £723 Trailflat Farm Simmental £905, £897 Chapel House, £891 East Wharmley Montbeliarde £888, £844, £755 Westray Farm, £854 Stonewalls Aberdeen Angus £847 East Wharmley, £765 Cockleybank Hereford £770 Park Head, £556 Nelson Hill Holstein £697, £686, £653 Dundraw Farm, £654 Down By Rigg, £614, £601 Broathill Friesian £681 High House, £654 Nether Collinhirst, £910 Whitehead Hill Farm Ayrshire £639, £585 Horseclose Farm Welsh Black £527 South Corrielaw

Cast Bull: Limousin £1070 Cockleybank

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: Limousin 176.5p Hardrigg Hall, 169.5p Cockleybank, 143.5p, 126.5p Cracrop Farm, 118.5p East Gallaberry Farm, 116.5p South Corrielaw British Blue 152.5p Cracrop, 139.5p Abbey House Aberdeen Angus 129.5p Cockleybank, 108.5p East Wharmley Blonde 129.5p The Faulds Simmental 125.5p, 122.5 Chapel House, 117.5p East Wharmley Montbeliarde 113.5p Stonewalls, 109.5p, 108.5p, 105.5p Westray Farm Beef Shorthorn 111.5p South Corrielaw Holstein Friesian 110.5p Thackwood Farm, 109.5p Down By Rigg, 109.5p, 106.5p Highwood Nook, 107.5p Walby Hall, 107.5p, 106.5p, 103.5p, 101.5p Big Balcraig Farm, 104.5p Trailflat Farm, 102.5p Wood Farm, 101.5p, 99.5p Woodslee, 99.5p Howrigg Farm, 99.5p High Barn Ayrshire 109.5p, 89.5p, 88.5p Horseclose Farm Friesian 104.5p Nether Collinhirst, 98.5p High House, 95.5p, 89.5p Whitehead Hill Farm, 85.5p Dolphenby Farms, 82.5p(x2) Little Float Farm Welsh Black 103.5p South Corrielaw Hereford 99.5p Park Head, 83.5p Nelson Hill Holstein 99.5p, 94.5p, 92.5p Dundraw Farm, 91.5p, 85.5p, 80.5p Broathill, 84.5p Down By Rigg, 83.5p High Pow, 82.5p Broomhills

Cast Bull: Limousin 167.5p Cockleybank

PRIME CATTLE: A smaller show of clean cattle forward with trade being slightly harder on the week. Topping the sale at £1391 was a Limousin bullock from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow. Topping pence per kilo at 201.5p was a Limousin heifer from Messrs Studholme & Son, Nealhouse Farm.

Leading Prices per Head:
Heifers: Limousin
£1338 Petteril Hill Farm, £1290, £1165, £1160 Nealhouse Farm, £1235 Lords Close
Steers: Limousin £1391, £1341, £1309 Low Whinnow Farm, £1322 Petteril Hill Farm, £1302, £1204 Lord Close

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Heifers: Limousin
201.5p Nealhouse Farm, 200.5p Lords Close, 199.5p, 195.5p Nealhouse Farm, 194.5p Petteril Hill Farm
Steers: Limousin 199.5p, 195.5p Lords Close, 195.5, 190.5p, 187.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 186.5p Petteril Hill Farm

PRIME SHEEP – A nice entry of sheep forward on bank holiday Monday including the first entries of new season lambs. All classes met an improved trade throughout.

Top price per head was £135 for a new season Beltex lamb from Messrs Musgrave & Sons, Cardew Hall which also achieved the top price per kilo of 300p.

In the hogg section top price per head was £120 for a Texel from Messrs Wilson, Bowscale Farm. Heading up the top price per kilo at 258.8p was a Texel from Messrs Skelton, Sycamore House

Prime Lambs –
Leading Prices per head: Beltex
£135, £134 Cardew Hall Texel £130, £128, £121 Plumpton Foot Farm, £117 Gill Farm
Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 300p, 291.3 Cardew Hall Texel 254.3p, 243.5p Gill Farm, 248.9p Plumpton Foot Farm

Prime Hoggs –
Leading Prices per head: Texel
£120 Bowscale Farm, £111, £110, £104.80 Sycamore House, £108.80, £103 Fauld Farm, £104 Mirkbooths, £103 Old Church Farm NC Cheviot £104.80 Mirkbooths, £98.80 Orton Rigg Farm, £98 Tempest Tower, £97.30 Woodhouse Farm Greyfaced £102.80 Old Church Farm, £91.80 Mirkbooth, £82 Plumpton Foot Farm Suffolk £100 Mirkbooths, £90 Plumpton Foot Farm Blackface £96.80, £94, £92.80, £82 Smalmstown Farm Shetland £93.80 Bowscale Farm Kerry Hill £93.80 Stone House Herdwick £89(x2) Langhorn Farm

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 258.5p, 238.3p, 232.4p, 226.5p Sycamore House, 239.1p, 223.3p, 223p Fauld Farm, 230p Stainburn House Farm, 228p Hardrigg Hall, 223p Tempest Tower  NC Cheviot 230.3p Mirkbooths, 227p Orton Rigg Farm, 218p Tempest Tower Blackface 218.4p Smalmstown Farm, 218.2p, 217.3p South Lambhill Herdwick 214.5p(x2) Langhorn Farm Shetland 218.1p Bowscale Farm Kerry Hill 208.5p, 203.9p Stone House Suffolk 192.7p Gill Farm, 189p Mirkbooths Greyfaced 183.1p, 164.4p Sandbed Farm, 173p Mirkbooths, 164.5p Old Church Farm, 164p Plumpton Foot Farm

Cast Sheep –

Leading price per kilo – Texel £134.50 Hardrigg Hall, £131.50, £130 Cardew Hall, £130 Ashfield Suffolk £130 Wetheral Shields, £120 Hardrigg Hall Zwartbles £107.50 Holmewrangle Farm Greyfaced £103.50 Beyond The Moss, £93.50 Row Brow Park, £80 Gill Farm Swaledale £75.50 Hargill House

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 20th APRIL. Please advise the auctioneers of vendor email addresses so we can send returns as soon as possible.

For more information regarding entries for Borderway Primestock Sales Team –

David Holliday 07710 189804 Cast Cows & Cast Bulls
Grant Anderson 07872 129274 Prime Bulls & Prime Cattle
James Little 07872 840685 Prime Sheep