Borderway Primestock Sale

20th April 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 20th April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A larger entry of 335 cast cows, prime bulls and prime cattle was forward once again along with 1378 prime and cast sheep.

PRIME BULLS: A good entry of 57 prime bulls were forward at the weekly sale with all classes sharper on the week. A top price per head of £1801 was achieved for a Limousin from Messrs Priestley, Cracrop and this bull was also the top price per kilo at 227.5p purchased by Messrs Helliwell. Black and whites were in demand topping at £1088 for a British Friesian from Messrs Brown, Willows Farm, Workington purchased by Messrs Helliwell. Top pence per kilo in the black and whites was 169.5p for a British Friesian from Messrs Dickinson, High House, Southernby purchased by Bowland Foods.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1801 Cracrop, £1691 Townfoot Farm, £1581 Midtown Farm, £1391, £1274 Allerby Hall, £1315 Whitefield, £1266, £1255 Lowergate Farm, £1265 Greenhill Farm Charolais £1269 Netherton, £1261 Linden House Simmental £1264 Ellen Bank, £1076, £1007 Millriggs Farm British Blue £1260, £1130, £1129, £1110 Park House Farm, £1185 Down Hall, £1163 The Square Friesian £1088 Willows Farm, £1023, £1001 High House, £904 Aulby Farm Holstein Friesian £1058, £999, £976 Prospect House, £956 Mirkbooths Aberdeen Angus £1050 Down Hall, £1035 Ellen Bank

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 227.5p Cracrop Farm, 213.5p Lowergate Farm, 212.5p, 204.5p Allerby Hall, 209.5p Midtown Farm, 203.5p, 197.5p Greenhill Farm British Blue 187.5p Low Farm, 179.5p, 178.5p, 175.5p Park House Farm, 178.5p The Square Charolais 185.5p, 180.5p Linden House Hereford 180.5p Netherton, British Blue 168.5p Musgrave Hall Simmental 168.5p Millriggs Farm Friesian 169.5p, 164.5p High House, 167.5p Willows Farm, 167.5p(x2), 159.5p Aulby Farm, 158.5p High House Holstein Friesian 158.5p, 148.5p Prospect House, 155.5p Mirkbooths Holstein 144.5p, 140.5p(x2) Musgrave Hall, 142.5p, 141.5p Castlesteads

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: The weekly sale of cast cows saw a strong trade with more forward on the week. All classes of cows were once again well sought after topping at £1435 for a Limousin from Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe who also had another at £1231. Aberdeen Angus’ sold to £1063 from Messrs Mansergh, Sneck Yeat. A Montbeliarde from Messrs Haston, Swordwellrigg topped the price per kilo at 183.5p. Limousins sold to 172.5 pence per kilo. Friesians were the best of the black and whites per head with a cow going for £973 from Messrs Moscrop and Waugh, Aitchisons Bank Farm. 149.5ppk was achieved for a Friesian from Messrs Harrington, Mounsey Bank. All types of cast cow required for next weeks sale to meet buyers demand.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Limousin £1435, £1231, £1078 Haltcliffe, £1130, £1019 Corby Hill, £1042 Low Farm, £1016 East View Farm, £1010 Midtown Farm  Aberdeen Angus £1063 Sneck Yeat, £1016 Townfoot Farm Montbeliarde £994 Swordellrigg Farm, £870 Beeches British Blue £988, £970 Woodend Farm, £941, £873, £843, £828 Underhelm, £916, £819 The Hill Friesian £973, £896, £875, £820 Aitchisons Bank Farm, £946 Mounsey Bank, £893 Boggle Hall, £783 Parkgate Hall Beef Shorthorn £960 Sneck Yeat Holstein Friesian £936 Woodhouse, £925, £918 Park House Farm, £920, £898 Evening Hill Farm, £888 Simmental £881, £853 New House Farm Danish Red £781, £743(x2) Lambfield Farm Fleckvieh £735 High House Ayrshire £720 Whins Farm Jersey £556 Evening Hill Farm

Cast Bull: Limousin £1513 Dundraw Farm Holstein Friesian £1153 Howrigg Farm Aberdeen Angus £1116 Cockleybank

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: Montbelairde 183.5p Swordwellrigg Farm, 153.5p, 151.5p Beeches Limousin 172.5p, 169.5p Corby Hill, 157.5p Midtown Farm, 149.5p, 144.5p, 141.5p Haltcliffe, 145.5p, 142.5p, 135.5p Green Farm, 144.5p Greenhill Farm, 143.5p The Laythes, 138.5p East View Farm, 137.5p Low Farm, 137.5p Allerby Hall Friesian 149.5p, 133.5p, 94.5p Mounsey Bank, 144.5p Boggle Hall, 144.5p, 139.5p, 125.5p, 133.5p, 105.5p Aitchisons Bank Farm, 102.5p Parkgate Hall, 94.5p Langhorn Farm Simmental 146.5p, 129.5p New House Farm, 120.5p Castlewigg Farm British Blue 134.5p, 124.5p(x2), 118.5p(x2) Underhelm, 134.5p, 133.5p Woodend Farm, 129.5p(x2), 127.5p The Hill, 118.5p The Faulds Holstein 129.5p, 111.5p Petteril Bank Farm, 96.5p Cobble Hall Barn, 94.5p Cockleybank, 89.5p Dundraw Farm, 88.5p Berrier Head, 84.5p Woodcroft Aberdeen Angus 129.5p, 120.5p Sneck Yeat, 119.5p Townfoot Farm Holstein Friesian 128.5p Woodhouse, 128.5p Dundraw Farm, 127.5p The Howes, 124.5p, 123.5p Walby Hall, 123.5p, 121.5p Evening Hill Farm, 123.5p, 122.5p Chalk Lodge, 119.5p The Ling, 118.5p Hesket Demain Ayrshire 112.5p, 96.5p Horseclose Farm, 97.5p Whins Farm Danish Red 109.5p, 106.5p, 104.5p Lambfield Farm Jersey 108.5p, 91.5p Evening Hill Farm Fleckvieh 107.5p The Howes, 99.5p High House, 89.5p Stoneraise Place

Cast Bull: Montbelairde 141.5p Swordwellrigg Farm Limousin 137.5p Dundraw Farm Holstein Friesian 133.5p Cockleybank, 119.5p Howrigg Farm Aberdeen Angus 125.5p Cockleybank

PRIME CATTLE: Trade was considerably dearer on the week with greater demand. Topping the sale per head at £1486 was a cracking Limousin bullock from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm. Heifer topped at £1444 for a Limousin from Messrs Pearson, High Plasketlands. Topping the pence per kilo at 235.5p was a Limousin heifer from Messrs Beattie, Woodfield.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1486, £1473 Nealhouse Farm, £1483, £1401 Halfway Well, £1474, £1341, £1315 Low Whinnow Farm

Heifers: Limousin £1444, £1426, £1371 High Plasket Lands Farm, £1387, £1270 Halfway Well, £1366 Petteril Hill Farm, £1364, £1273 Newbiggin Farm, £1276, £1270 Woodfield British Blue £1122, £1110 West Whitrigg

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin
195.5p, 192.5p Halfway Well, 193.5p, 190.5p, 184.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 184.5p Allerby Hall Holstein Friesian 152.5p Windy Hill

Heifers: Limousin 235.5p, 231.5p, 224.5p Woodfield, 233.5p, 222.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 229.5p, 224.5p, 213.5p Newbiggin Farm, 221.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 220.5p Greenhill Farm British Blue 189.5p West Whitrigg

PRIME SHEEP – A good entry of sheep forward on Monday and all classes met an improved trade throughout.  Top price per head was £142 for a new season Beltex lamb from Messrs Musgrave & Sons, Cardew Hall which also achieved the top price per kilo of 322.7p. In the hogg section top price per head was £122 for a Beltex from Messrs Anderson, Mesona, Dumfries. Heading up the top price per kilo at 264.3p was another Beltex from Messrs Bell, Cockermouth.

Prime Lambs –
Leading Prices per head: Beltex
£142, £136(x2) Cardew Hall Texel £132, £116, £115, £101 Gill Farm, £108, £105 The Stackyard, £105, £104, £95 Plumpton Foot Farm, £104, £100 Wetheral Shields Charollais £115, £107 Bogrie, £111, £103 Rose Cottage, £101 Nunfield Suffolk £106, £100(x2) The Cottage, £105(x2) Upper Priestside Zwartbles £100(x2) Townfoot Farm Bleu Du Maine £100 Rose Cottage Valais Blacknose £77 Townfoot Farm
Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 322.7p, 305.6p, 302.2p Cardew Hall Texel 275p, 255.7p, 247.3p, 236.7p Gill Farm, 257.1p, 250p The Stackyard, 231.1p, 228.3p, 223.5p Plumpton Foot Farm, 223.7p, 222.2p Wetheral Shields Charollais 271.1p, 261.2p Rose Cottage, 255.6p, 248.8p Bogrie, 240.5p Nunfield Bleu Du Maine 266.7p Rose Cottage Suffolk 233.3p, 201.9p Upper Priestside, 200p Howend Farm Zwartbles 208.3p Townfoot Farm, 200p Wetheral Shields Valais Blacknose 200p Townfoot

Prime Hoggs –
Leading Prices per head: Beltex
£122(x2), £120, £112 Mesona, £114, £111 Main Street, £101 Newhall Farm, £100 Townfoot Texel £110, £105, £104, £103 Glebelands, £104 Cardew Hall, £103, £102(x2), £100 Sycamore House, £102, £100 Townfoot, £101 Stone Raise, £100 High Brow Nelson, £100(x2) Merrryshield Blue Texel £110 Mirkbooths Blackface £102, £94.50, £90, £88, £86 Smalmstown Farm, £97, £93, £87.50 Nutholm Farm, £94 Mirkbooths, £93.30, £88, £85 Cumcatch Farm Dassenkop £101 Woodhousehill Bluefaced Leicester £100 West Cocklaw Zwartbles £100, £90, £85 Bogra, £90 Woodhousehill NC Cheviot £98, £96, £94 Tempest Tower, £96.50 Micklethwaite Farm, £95 Woodhouses Farm, £94, £90 Nutholm Farm, £93 Mirkbooths, £89 High Ploughlands Suffolk £97, £94 Townfoot, £94, £90 Nutholm Farm, £92 Mirkbooths, £91 Hayclose Greyfaced £93 Mirkbooths, £92 Townfoot, £91 Stoneraise Place Herdwick £75 Cumcatch Farm

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 264.3p, 253p Main Street, 259p Newhall Farm, 255.3p, 254.2p, 249p Mesona, 235.9p Stone Raise, 232.6p Townfoot Texel 254.3p, 247.1p, 244.4p, 239.1p, 228.2p Glebelands, 244.7p, 226.3p Nutholm Farm, 238.1p Townfoot, 234.5p, 231.8p Sycamore House, 232.9p, 231.2p West Cocklaw, 226p Newhall Farm, 223.5p Hayclose, 223.4p Stoneraise Place, 222.8p Cumcatch Farm Blackface 244.1p, 231.9p, 202.5p Laws Hall, 225.6p, 219.4p, 210p, 209.3p, 207.2p Smalmstown Farm, 220p, 212p, 210p Cumcatch Farm, 218.8p, 215.6p, 209p Nutholm Farm, 217.5p South Lambhill, 209.8p Mirkbooths NC Cheviot 230.8p, 200p Nutholm Farm, 219.3p Micklethwaite Farm, 218.2p, 216.1p, 202.1p Tempest Tower, 214.5p High Ploughlands, 211.4p Mirkbooths, 206.5p Woodhouses Farm Suffolk 227.8p, 200p Nutholm Farm, 206.8p Hayclose, 184.3p Townfoot, 184p Mirkbooths Blue Texel 214.5p, 200p Mirkbooths Greyfaced 208.5p Gate Farm, 202.5p Stoneraise Place, 180.4p Townfoot Swaledale 200p Gate Farm Herdwick 194.8p Cumcatch Farm Bluefaced Leicester 161.3p West Cocklaw Dassenkop 155.4p Woodhousehill Zwartbles 150.4p, 138.5p Bogra

Cast Ewes – Leading price per head – Beltex £145 Mesona, £140 Baggrow Farm, £137.50, £123.50, £120 Cracrop Farm, £136.50, £133.50(x3) Cardew Hall, £125.50 Wavercroft, £110 Low Moor Texel £145, £120 Newhall Farm, £121.50 Burthwaite, £120 Cardew Hall, £111.50 Chapel House, £111.50(x2) Holmecroft Farm, £111.50 Baggrow Farm Suffolk £117.50(x2) Upper Priestside, £113.50 Wavercroft, £111.50, £107.50 Gill Farm, £105.50 West Cocklaw, £100 Baggrow Farm Greyfaced £97.50, £91.50 Main Street, £90 Gill Farm, £88.50 Nunfield, £86.50 East Cottage Zwartbles £95.50 Wetheral Shields, £90 Leapsrigg Farm NC Cheviot £91.50 Beechwood Farm

Cast Rams– Leading price per head – Texel £145 Newhall Farm, £100 Low Moor, £100 Chapel HouseSuffolk £122, £105 Gill Farm, £107.50 Plumpton Foot Farm Beltex £110 Holmecroft Farm Lleyn £104.50 Nunfield Zwartbles £100(x2) Woodhousehill

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 27th 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