At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 18th May Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a great show of 480 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward.
PRIME BULLS: A much larger entry of 98 prime bulls forward with all handier, well fleshed types easily sold. Heavier bulls were better on the week. Top overall at £1730 was a Limousin from Messrs D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Messrs Logan, Humebyres, Kelso sold another Limousin to £1637 and Redpath Farms, Kelso sold one at £1630. British Blues sold to £1677 from Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall, Fife purchased by Bowland Foods. Top overall pence per kilo of 216.5p was attained by Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall. 213.5p for a Limousin cross from Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Black and whites sold to £1179 from Messrs Little, Kirkbride House, Wigton and purchased by Bowland Foods Preston. Top pence per kilo of 179.5p was paid to Messrs Prudham, Whitefield, Brampton.
Please note that it is imperative that all bulls and clean cattle are penned by 11am next week, if not they will be sold after the cast cow sale.
Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1730 Balgray Hill, £1637 Humebyres Farm, £1630, £1533 Bowmont Court, £1602 Parsonage Farm, £1506, £1424, £1389 Townfoot, £1489 Prospect House British Blue £1677, £1608, £1401, £1400 Todd Hall, £1274 South Lambhill, £1242 Lowsay Farm, £1213 Mirkbooths Charolais £1193 Bothel Parks, £1076 Airyolland Farm Montbeliarde £1179 Kirkbride House Fleckvieh £1163, £940 Whitefield Aberdeen Angus £1154 Milton Farm, £1089 Peel Flatt Farm, £1075, £1052 Justicetown Farm Friesian £1152, £1090, £1083 South Lambhill, £991 Aulby Farm Holstein Friesian £1128, £1103, £1083, £1050 East Park Farm £1127, £1118, £1116 Barwinnock Farm, £1096, £1095 Bectonhall, £1093, £1083 Prospect House, £1059 Broomhills Holstein £1052, £949, £905 Castlesteads
Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 216.5p Todd Hall, 186.5p Kirkbride House, 185.5p South Lambhill Limousin 213.5p, 212.5p, 208.5p Townfoot, 209.5p Midtown Farm, 209.5p Prospect House, 203.5p Bowmont Court, 201.5p Balgray Hill Charolais 210.5p Bothel Parks Fleckvieh 179.5p, 178.5p Whitefield Montbeliarde 178.5p Kirkbride House Friesian 174.5p Aulby Farm, 168.5p(x2), 167.5p South Lambhill Aberdeen Angus 173.5p Peel Flatt Farm, 172.5p, 170.5p Justicetown Farm Holstein 169.5p, 161.5p, 158.5p Castlesteads Holstein Friesian 166.5p, 164.5p Barwinnock Farm, 165.5p(x2), 161.5p, 159.5p(x2) East Park Farm, 159.5p Whitefield, 158.5p Prospect House, 158.5p Bectonhall
CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A large show of 325 cast cows and stock bulls were forward and met with a sharper trade for all classes. Messrs Armstrong, High Tarns Farm sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 894kg at 211.5p totalling £1890 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Ridley, Wood Hall’s run of cows topped at 742kg at 190.5p totalling £1413 also bought by Owain Llyr. Messrs Hutchinson, Bail Hill sold a Limousin x cow for 679kg at 187.5p totalling £1273 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Common & Son, Crossdykes Farm sold a Limousin x cow for 843kg at 149.5p totalling £1260 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk sold a Limousin x cow for 792kg at 155.5p totalling £1231 to Messrs Roberts. Messrs Oliver, Cawfields sold a Limousin x heifer for 191.5p to Thomas Fell.
All classes of black and white cows were in great demand averaging 108.7ppk which was up 7.9p on the week. Messrs Grierson, Musgrave Hall selling a Holstein x heifer 768kg at 151.5p totalling £1163 to Alan Jarvis. Messrs Paul & Son, Greigsland sold a Holstein x heifer for 731kg a 152.5p totalling £1114 to Alan Jarvis. Messrs Watson, Millrigg sold a Holstein x cow for 890kg at 123.5p totalling £1099 to Thomas Fell. Messrs Martin, Tempest Tower sold a Holstein x cow for 911kg at 115.5p totalling £1052 to Steven Bowes. Messrs Harrington, Mounsey Bank sold the top priced Friesian cow for 816kg at 127.5p totalling £1040 to Steven Bowes. Messrs Robinson & Son, Gelt Hall Farm sold a Friesian cow for 743kg at 136.5p totalling £1014 to Les Fell. Messrs Reed, Croft House sold Friesian heifers for 152.5p and 144.5p.
Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: British Blue £1890 High Tarns Farm, £1160 Old Church Farm, £1148 Willimoteswick Farm, £1073, £1008 Belmont Farm, £1009 Wood Hall Limousin £1413, £1115, £1098, £1008 Wood Hall, £1273 Bail Hill, £1260, £1148 Crossdykes Farm, £1231 Upper Brydekirk, £1164 West Moorhouses, £1160 Cawfields, £1152, £1143, £1128 Hill House Farm, £1147, £1046 Glebelands, £1142, £1039, £1009, £1007 Meikleholm Farm, £1052, £1032 Kirkhouse Farm, £1018 Cockleybank, £1001 Orton Hall, £1001 Pelutho Park Holstein £1163 Musgrave Hall Holstein Friesian £1114 Greigsland, £1099 Millrigg , £1052 Tempest Tower, £950 Waingate Head, £944 Pears Ghyll Farm, £937 Brunt Hill, £924 Lowsay Farm, £907, £900 Mirkbooth Charolais £1099 Castle Nook, £1099 Hill House Farm, £1090 Hedley West Riding Blonde £1091 Orton Hall Aberdeen Angus £1074 South Farm, £1061 Woodhousehill Friesian £1040 Mounsey Bank, £1014 Gelt Hall Farm, £910 Croft House Simmental £1005 Kildarroch Jersey £939 Balnab Farm Galloway £934, £891 Balgray Hill Hereford £921, £906 Balnab Farm
Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: British Blue 211.5p High Tarns, 174.5p, 166.5p Belmont Farm, 163.5p Old Church Farm, 155.5p Woodhead Farm, 143.5p Willmoteswick, 140.5p Sunnyside Limousin 191.5p, 155.5p Cawfields, 190.5p, 159.5p, 158.5p, 144.5p(x2) Wood Hall, 187.5p Bail Hill, 177.5p, 149.5p Crossdykes Farm, 167.5p Cockleybank, 160.5p, 157.5p, 146.5p Meikleholm Farm, 159.5p West Moorhouses, 158.5p, 153.5p Hill House Farm, 155.5p Pelutho Park, 155.5p Upper Brydekirk, 154.5p Glebelands, 151.5p Orton Hall, 150.5p Whiteside Farm, 148.5p Kirkhouse Farm, 140.5p Haas Side Farm, 140.5p Midtown Farm Charolais 171.5p Castle Nook, 143.5p Hill House Farm Jersey 169.5p Balnab Farm Hereford 160.5p, 156.5p Balnab Farm Aberdeen Angus 158.5p Cockleybank, 138.5p Halmyre Farm, 133.5p Woodhousehill, 131.5p South Farm Holstein Friesian 152.5p Greigsland, 144.5p Waingate Head, 135.5p Cockleybank, 124.5p(x2) Mirkbooths, 123.5p Millrigg, 122.5p High Plains, 122.5p Ibrak, 122.5p Pears Ghyll Farm Friesian 152.5p, 144.5p Croft House, 136.5p, 125.5p, 121.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 127.5p Mounsey Bank Holstein 151.5p Musgrave Hall, 141.5p Yew Tree Farm, 140.5p, 137.5p, 133.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm Blonde 148.5p Orton Hall Simmental 147.5p Kildarroch, 136.5p, 135.5p Low Drumrae, 134.5p Studda Bank Salers 135.5p Castle Nook Ayrshire 123.5p Horseclose Farm Galloway 118.5p, 116.5p, 114.5p Balgray Hill Belted Galloway 103.5p Brewery House Barn
CAST BULLS: Messrs Moffat, Stone House sold a Limousin stock bull for 1075kg t 167.5p totalling £1800 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Mair, Meikleholm Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 998kg at 163.5p totalling £1631 also to Owain Llyr. Messrs Bradley, Marina House sold a Parthenaise stock bull for 973kg at 144.5p totalling £1405 also to Owain Llyr.
Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £1800 Stone House, £1631 Meikleholm Farm, £1222 Halmyre Farm Parthenaise £1405 Marina House British Blue £1226 Cockleybank Aberdeen Angus £1181 Cockleybank, £1114 Whitrigg Grange Beef Shorthorn £1119 Gillenbie
Leading Cast Bull Prices per Kilo: British Blue 175.5p Cockleybank, 151.5p Whiteside Farm Aberdeen Angus 175.5p Balnab Farm, 164.5p Cockleybank Limousin 167.5p Stone House, 165.5p, 159.5p Cockleybank, 163.5p Meikleholm Farm, 145.5p Whitrigg Grange Holstein 154.5p Yew Tree Farm Parthenaise 144.5p Marina House
PRIME CATTLE: A larger entry of 66 prime steers and heifers forward selling to a good level trade. Top overall was a Limousin x steer from Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith who attained £1594 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle sold another to £1535 and was again purchased by Pioneer Foods. British Blues sold to £1509 for Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton. Top pence per kilo of 218.5p was attained by Messrs Pearson, High Plasket Lands, Maryport for a Limousin x purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Heifers peaked at £1569 for a Limousin x from Messrs Beaty, Langhorn, Egremont and purchased by Messrs Wharton, Blackbrow Abattoir, Wigton. Another Limousin sold to £1551 from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby purchased by Owain Llyr. The same vendor also sold top price British Blue x to £1505 again purchased by Owain Llyr. Charolais sold to £1449 from Messrs Pearson, High Plasket Lands, Maryport purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle and top overall pence per kilo of 235.5p was received by Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton and purchased by Mullholland Butchers, Great Orton, Carlisle. It is imperative that all bulls and clean cattle are penned by 11am next week, if not they will be sold after the cast cow sale.
Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin £1594, £1434 Halfway Well, £1535, £1440 Nealhouse, £1433, £1428, £1427 The Lake British Blue £1504 Bothel Parks, £1361 West Farm Charolais £1225 Ladyhousesteads Murray Grey £971 Changue Farm
Heifers: Limousin £1569, £1309 Langhorn Farm, £1551, £1409 Elm House, £1469 Halfway Well, £1449 Lords Close, £1391, £1310 Steeley Farm, £1345 High Plasket Lands Farm, £1344 High Aketon, £1335 Town Head British Blue £1505 Elm House, £1247 Halmyre Farm Charolais £1449 High Plasket Lands Farm, £1251 High Aketon Aberdeen Angus £1008 Halmyre Farm
Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin 218.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 215.5p, 195.5p Halfway Well, 202.5p, 195.5p(x2) The Close, 200.5p, 198.5p, 195.5p The Lake British Blue 215.5p Bothel Parks Charolais 202.5p, 198.5p(x2) Ladyhousesteads
Heifers: Limousin 235.5p, 226.5p, 222.5p, 213.5p High Aketon, 232.5p Langhorn Farm, 231.5p, 225.5p Elm House, 231.5p, 225.5p, 219.5p Steeley Farm, 223.5p, 214.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 213.5p Lords Close British Blue 228.5p Elm House Charolais 216.5p High Aketon, 208.5p High Plasket Lands Farm Beef Shorthorn 193.5p Crossdykes Aberdeen Angus 181.5p Halmyre Farm
PRIME SHEEP – The weekly sale of prime and cast sheep comprised of 747 spring lambs, 422 prime hoggs and 190 cast ewes. A fabulous entry of 747 spring lambs sold to average 275ppk, with many sailing past 300ppk. Lambs from 30kg upwards all met plenty of interest, to a top of £132 for a beautiful pair of Beltex from Messrs Urwin, Hill House, Kirklinton, which also topped per kilo at 330p to Mr Helliwell. Also at £132 was an outstanding lamb from Seymour Farms, Wigton, again to Mr Helliwell.
A large company of vendors from the the deep west of Cumbria, brought forward several lots of quality lambs, these topped at £127 from Messrs Sharp, Holmecroft Farm, Beckermet.
Light lambs also sold to extreme rates with a run of 35kg lambs from Messrs Bell, Low Houses averaged £109.35 (304.17ppk). Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton sold a run of 39.5ppk lambs to average £124.14 (313.72ppk).
Leading Prices per head: Texel £132 Seymour House, £128 Cowranside Farm, £128, £126 Isle of Dalton, £128 The Hill, £128, £126 The Stackyard, £126 (x2) Hermitage, £126 (x2), £123 Mirkbooths, £126 Greensyke, £125 Rottington Hall, £125, £123 East View, £125 (x2) Wavercroft, £125 Burgh Head Farm, £123 Low Houses, Beltex £132 Hill House, £127 Holmecroft Farm, £125 (x2), £122 Hundith House, £124, £121, £119 Aspatria Hall, £123 (x2), £120 Hermitage, £120, £119, £118, £117 (x2) Cardew Hall, £118 The Hill, £116 Orton Rigg Farm, £115 School Farm, £114 Low Houses, Charollais £125 (x2), £122 Seymour House, Blue Texel £124 The Stackyard, North Country Cheviot £123 Isle of Dalton, Suffolk £121 Burgh Head Farm, £120, £118 (x2), £117 Broomhills, £120 Wavercroft, £117, £112, £111 Cardewlees Farm, £115 Riddings Hill, £114.50 School Farm, £114 Greensyke, £114 Burgh Head Farm, £114 The Stackyard, £114 Seymour House, £112 Beck Farm, £112 School Farm, Bleu Du Maine £120 Woodhousehill, Zwartbles £118 (2) Woodhousehill, Dorset £118 Riddings Hill, Greyfaced £116 Low House Farm, £116 Ribton House, Hampshire £112 Applegarth.
Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 330p Hill House, 321.1p, 320.5p, 304.9p Hundith House, 310p Aspatria Hall, 308.8p, 306.7p, 305.6p, 300p Low Houses, 305.4p School Farm, 305.1p, 300p Cardew Hall, 303.8p, 300p Hermitage, 302.9p Stubbsgill Farm, 302.6p The Hill, Texel 312.2p, 297.6p The Stackyard, 307.9p Cardew Hall, 303.8p, 292.5p Harley Croft, 300p Seymour House, 300p Stubbsgill Farm, 300p (x3), 294.6p Upper Brydekirk, 300p Mirkbooths, 297.7p Isle of Dalton, 297.6p Wavercroft, 296.1p Hillcrest, 296p Ellerslea, 290p Cowranside Farm, 290.7p Burgh Head Farm, 290.7p East View Farm, 290.5p Grange House, Charollais 312.5p, 272.5p Seymour House, Blue Texel 302.4p The Stackyard, North Country Cheviot 282.8p Isle of Dalton, Dorset 274.4p Riddings Hill, Suffolk 274.4p Barnhill Mews, 273.2p Beck Farm, 273.2p, 266.3p School Farm, 270p, 265.1p Seymour House, 266.7p, 263.2p, 261.2p Cardewlees Farm, 262.5p Riddings Hill, 262.1p Greensyke, 260p Broomhills, Greyfaced 257.8p Low House Farm, 252.2p Ribton House, Zwartbles 256.5p, 253.8p Woodhousehll.
Prime Hoggs –
Leading prices per head: Beltex £128, £124, £117, £115 Fell View Farm, £115, £114, £95 Ashknowe, £97 Mirkbooths, £93 Glebelands, Suffolk £116, £115, £112, £99, £96 Newhall Farm, £112 West Causeway Head, £103 Town Head, £99 Old Silloth Farm, £94 Riggfoot Farm, Texel £116, £109 (x2) Sycamore House, £115 Grange Farm £114 Branch End Farm, £114 Stubbsgill Farm, £112 Mirkbooths, £101 High Brow Nelson, £100 Ribton House, £100 (x2) Border Rigg, £100 Town Head, Greyfaced £108 Old Silloth Farm, £108 Newhall Farm, £105 Mirkbooths, Blue Du Maine £100 Ashknowe, Hampshire £96 Newhall Farm, Bluefaced Leicester £94 Newhall Farm, Swaledale £94 Riggfoot Farm, North Country Cheviot £93, £85 Nutholm Farm, £89 Terrona, Kerry Hill £90 Fell View Farm, Herdwick £88 Nutholm.
Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 250p Ashknowe, 231p Mirkbooths, 229.4p Fell View Farm, 218.8p Glebelands, Bleu Du Maine 244.4p Ashknowe, Texel 242.2p, 239.6p, 214.8p Sycamore House, 237.3p Old Silloth Farm, 229.3p, 212.3p Mickley Grange Farm, 228.2p, 216.7p Newhall Farm, 227.3p Town Head, 225.3p, 221.9p Nutholm Farm, 219.2p Stubbsgill Farm, 217.5p, 210p High Brow Nelson, 213p Grange Farm, 209.2p, 200p Branch End Farm, 202.7p Bowscale Farm, North Country Cheviot 234.2p Terrona, 229.6p, 226.7p Nutholm Farm, Suffolk 222.5p Old Silloth Farm, 219.1p, 218.9p Town Head, 210p Ashknowe, 208.9p Riggfoot Farm, Blackface 216.2p Nutholm Farm, Greyfaced 216p Old Silloth Farm, Herdwick 215.6p, 212p Nutholm Farm, Swaledale 191.8p Riggfoot Farm, Ryeland 157.9p Nutholm Farm.
Leading price per head: Texel £140, £118 The Beeches, £120, £100 The Stackyard, £120 Ghyll Croft, £116, £104 (x2) Wavercroft, £114, £102 Harley Croft, £114 Greensyke, £112 Glebelands, £110 Low House Farm, £110 Walby Grange, £108 West End Farm, £108 Ross Farm, £106 Row Brow Park, £104 Hillcrest, £101 Leigh Croft, Beltex £130, £102 Well Head Farm, £130 Fell View Farm, £114 Hundith House, Suffolk £107 Old Silloth Farm, £106 Riddings Hill, £100 West End Farm, £100 Hillcrest, Bluefaced Leicester £105, £94 Fell View Farm, Zwartbles £84 Grange Farm, Greyfaced £83, £80 Old Silloth Farm, £80 Row Brow Park, £80 Ribton House, £80 Albyfield, £80, £80 Leigh Croft, North Country Cheviot £64, £53 High Troweir Farm, Swaledale £62, £60 Albyfield, £60 Riggfoot Farm.
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