Borderway Primestock Sale

22nd June 2020

 At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 22nd June Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a smaller show of 420 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward.

PRIME BULLS: A larger entry of 101 prime bulls forward with a sharper trade achieved throughout. Top overall was £1560 paid to loyal customers Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Limousins sold to £1483 from Messrs Goldie, Townfoot Farm, Dumfries purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Top overall pence per kilo was paid to Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan achieving 222.5p purchased by Ralph Pearson. Black and whites were noticeably better and were seen to peak at £1171 for a Friesian from Messrs Graham, Hillhead, Canonbie and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Top pence per kilo of 159.5p was gained by Messrs Mattocks, Aulby Farm, Penrith for a Friesian. Many more could have been sold.

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £1560 Osborne Farm, £1435 Whitefield Limousin £1483 Townfoot Farm, £1472 Prospect House, £1422, £1406, £1374, £1326, £1296, £1278 Kirkend, £1394 Whitefield, £1276 Hillhead Blonde £1370 Kirkend Simmental £1262 Greystone House Friesian £1171 Hillhead Belted Galloway £1055, £1002, £990 Castle Farm Jersey £1052 Prospect House Holstein Friesian £1026, £1008, £996, £966, £948 High Whinnow Farm, £1014 South Lambhill, £994, £979, £921 Randalinton, £979 Brisco Hill, £937 Prospect House, £931 Park House Holstein £899, £894, £884 Castlesteads, £822 Pears Ghyll Farm

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 222.5p Upper Brydekirk, 213.5p, 209.5p, 205.5p Kirkend, 212.5p, 204.5p Townfoot Farm, 209.5p Prospect House British Blue 209.5p Osborne Farm, 204.5p Whitefield Blonde 209.5p, 199.5p Kirkend Simmental 184.5p, 183.5p Greystone House Belted Galloway 163.5p Castle Farm Friesian 159.5p Aulby Farm, 158.5p Hillhead Holstein Friesian 156.5p, 146.5p(x2) Brisco Hill, 154.5p, 145.5p Randalinton Farm, 153.5p South Lambhill, 153.5p Gateside Farm, 148.5p, 147.5p, 146.5p, 145.5p High Whinnow Farm Holstein 153.5p, 152.5p, 149.5p(x2) Castlesteads Jersey 151.5p Prospect House

PRIME CATTLE: A smaller entry of 40 prime steers and heifer forward with a sharper trade achieved once again. Top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle receiving £1671 and £1626. British Blue crosses from the same home sold to £1570 and another Limousin to £1532 all purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top pence per of 228.5p was attained by Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle with a Limousin cross purchased by King Street Butchers. Heifers peaked at £1489 for a superb Limousin cross from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan purchased by Owain Llyr this heifer was also top overall pence per kilo of 236.5p. The same vendor also sold another cross bred heifer to 231.5p purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1671, £1626, £1599 The Lake, £1613 Nealhouse Farm, £1603, £1583 Halfway Well, £1552 Lords Close, £1474 Newbiggin Farm British Blue £1570, £1469 The Lake Bazardaise £1532 Gelt Hall Farm Charolais £1396 Wiza Farm Friesian £1216 Gelt Hall Farm

Heifers: Limousin £1489 Upper Brydekirk, £1337, £1321, £1315, £1248 Newbiggin Farm, £1261 Lords Close, £1221 Low Farm British Blue £1244 Low Farm

Leading Prices per Kilo: Steers: Limousin 228.5p, 209.5p Newbiggin Farm, 215.5p, 209.5p Halfway Well, 214.5p Lords Close, 211.5p, 208.5p The Lake British Blue 214.5p The Lake Bazadaise 206.5p Gelt Hall Farm Charolais 180.5p Wiza Farm Friesian 174.5p Gelt Hall Farm Holstein Friesian 161.5p Howrigg Farm

Heifers: Limousin 236.5p, 231.5p Upper Brydekirk, 229.5p(x3), 224.5p Newbiggin Farm, 223.5p Low Farm British Blue 227.5p Low Farm

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A smaller show of 310 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer with all classes being sharper on the week.

Messrs Goldie, Townfoot Farm sold a Salers cow for 941kg at 152.5p totalling £1435 to Les Fell. Messrs Connell, Minsca Farm sold the top priced Beef Shorthorn cow at 863kgs at 157.5p totalling £1359. Messrs Cooper, Hallmoor sold the top priced Limousin cow for 844kg at 160.5p totalling £1354 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Harrison, Grange Hall sold the top priced British Blue cow for 660kg at 197.5p totalling £1303 to David Holmes. Messrs Goldie, Greenfield sold the top priced Charolais cow for 770kgs at 157.5p totalling £1212 to Messrs Worsley. Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill sold the top priced Simmental cow for 747kg at 161.5p totalling £1206 to Owain Llyr.

Black and white cows were sharper on the week. Brownrigg Hall Farm sold the top priced Holstein x cow at 871kg at 137.5p totalling £1197 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Smithson, Skelcies Hall sold a Holstein x heifer for 669kg at 178.5p totalling £1194 to Capper Farming and 730kg at 158.5p totalling £1157 to David Holmes. Messrs Graves, Oldtown Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 866kg at 137.5p totalling £1190 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Coulthard, Justicetown Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 825kg at 140.5p totalling £1159 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Skelton, Gill Farm sold the top priced Friesian cow for 781kg at 144.5p totalling £1128 to Dovecote Park.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Salers £1435 Townfoot Farm Beef Shorthorn £1359 Minsca Farm Limousin £1354, £1342 Hallmoor, £1339, £1308, £1230 Clifton Moor, £1266 Greenfield, £1248 Hundith House, £1215 Townfoot British Blue £1303 Grange Hall, £1227 Northrigg Hill Charolais £1212 Greenfield Simmental £1206 Balgray Hill Holstein Friesian £1197 Brownrigg Hall Farm, £1194, £1157 Skelcies Hall, £1190 Old Town Farm, £1159 Justicetown Farm, £1094 Berrier Head, £1034 Gill Farm, £1031, £1013, £1007 Arbrack, £1027, £1018 Croft Farm, £1018 Howrigg Farm, £1015 Cross Hill Friesian £1128 Gill Farm, £1076 Mounsey Bank Aberdeen Angus £1122 Lodge Hill, £1074 Foregirth Maine Anjou £1091 Kirtleton House Holstein £1036 Petteril Bank Farm Belted Galloway £877 Northrigg Hill Dexter £647 Brownrigg Hall Farm

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: British Blue 197.5 Grange Hall, 167.5p Northrigg Hill, 155.5p Skelton Wood End, 150.5p Strudda Bank Maine Anjou 192.5p Kirtleton House Limousin 189.5p, 177.5p Top Farm, 182.5p, 166.5p, 161.5p, 159.5p Townfoot, 177.5p The Firs, 169.5p Osborne Farm, 164.5p, 160.5p, 159.5p Clifton Moor, 160.5p Hallmoor, 157.5p, 153.5p Balgray Hill, 156.5p Hundith, 154.5p Greenfield Holstein Friesian 178.5p, 158.5p Skelcies Hall, 162.5p, 148.5p Cross Hill, 147.5p Berrier Head, 146.5p High Grounds, 140.5p Justicetown Farm, 140.5p Gill Farm, 139.5p Howrigg Farm, 139.5p Burtholme Farm, 137.5p Brownrigg Hall Farm, 137.5p, 136.5p Old Town Farm, 137.5p Park House, 135.5p Skelton Wood End, 135.5p Croft Farm Simmental 161.5p Balgray Hill Beef Shorthorn 157.5p Minsca Farm Charolais 157.5p Greenfield Swedish Red & White 154.5p Mid Whinnow, 141.5p Whitehead Hill Farm Holstein 154.5p Low Wood, 147.5p Petteril Bank Farm Aberdeen Angus 153.5p Foregirth, 147.5p Lodge Hill, 143.5p Balcraig Moor, 142.5p, 141.5p Druidhall Salers 152.5p Townfoot Farm Friesian 144.5p Gill Farm, 143.5p, 141.5p, 137.5p Whitlawside Farm, 141.5p Mounsey Bank, 139.5p Aitchisons Bank Farm, 131.5p Harelawhole Belted Galloway 141.5p Kirkland Howe Farm Hereford 135.5p The Breaks Ayrshire 134.5p Aigle Gill Blue Grey 130.5p Kiln Hill Montbeliarde 130.5p Swordwellrigg Farm Dexter 123.5p Brownrigg Hall Farm

CAST BULLS: A large show of 15 stock bulls were on offer. Messrs Fell, Stanger Hill sold the top price British Blue stock bull for 1074kg at 162.5p totalling £1745 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Whitfield, Balladoyce sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 966kg at 165.5p totalling £1598 also to Owain Llyr. Messrs Messenger, The Howes sold the top priced Charolais stock bull for 1074kg at 145.5p totalling £1577 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Walker, Balcraig Moor sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus bull for 1051kg at 141.5p totalling £1487 to Pickstocks. Moscrop & Waugh, Aitchisons Bank Farm sold the top priced Holstein stock bull for 1131kg at 115.5p totalling £1306 to Pickstocks.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: British Blue £1745 Stanger Hill, £1227 Skiddaw View Cottage Limousin £1598 Balladoyle Farm, £1258 Townfoot Charolais £1577 The Howes Aberdeen Angus £1487 Balcraig Moor Holstein Friesian £1306 Aitchisons Bank Farm, £1205 Brownrigg Hall Farm

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Head: Limousin 184.5p Prospect Farm, 171.5p, 162.5p Townfoot, 165.5p Balladoyle Farm, 146.5p Croft House British Blue 162.5p Stanger Hill, 147.5p Skiddaw View Cottage Charolais 145.5p The Howes Aberdeen Angus 141.5p Balcraig Moor Holstein Friesian 115.5p Aitchisons Bank Farm, 113.5p Brownrigg Hall Farm

PRIME SHEEP: The weekly sale of prime lambs saw a great entry of 2148 head forward. A fabulous show of all breeds and types resulted in an overall average of 234.1ppk or £97.21.

Time and time again, pens of lambs sailed past the £100 a head barrier with a staggering 179 lots trading at £100-£127.

Top price today was a truly exceptional 44kg Black Texel cross lamb brought forward by Messrs Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, Morpeth, which sold to Morgan Helliwell for £127.

Topping pence per kilo at 307.5ppk  (40kg, £123) was a pen of 4 beautiful Dutch Texel cross lambs from Messrs TP Wigham, Hargill House, Haltwhistle, selling to Andrew Dawson.

Heavy lambs sold to £126 for a pen of 3 Texel cross lambs from Messrs Reid, Bengall Farm, Lockerbie, selling to Steven Wilson, Butchers, Corby Hill, and to 252.2ppk for Texel cross lambs from Messrs Thompson, Barrock End, Hethersgill, which sold to Glen Lomax.

Leading prices per head:Texel £127, £118 Swarland Old Hall, £126, £114 Bengall Farm, £125 Spittalriddinghill Farm, £118 Willows Farm, £118, £114 Wavercroft, £117 High Green Hill, £116 Barrock End, £116 Broomhills, £115 Seymour House, £115 Hermitage, £114 Chapel House, £114 Cardew Hall, £114 Ross Farm, Dutch Texel £123 (x3), £115, £111, £106 Hargill House, £119, £105 Ashfield, £117, £112, £106 Hill House, £115, £111, £108 Springfield Farm, £112 Unity Farm, £110 Gallowberry, Charolais £122, £118, £109 (x2) Springfield, Suffolk £120, £109 Whitehouse Farm, £117, £111 Jackson Rigg, £115 Maulscastle Farm, £112, £104 Broomhill, £107, £105 (x2) Mirlaw House, £106 Faugh Beeches, £106 Longwood, £106 West End Farm, £104.50 Holly Tree Farm, £104 Greensyke,£103.50 Holly Tree Farm, Beltex £108 Cardew Hall, £108, £104 Hollands, £107 The Throp, £106 Newbiggin Farm, £103, £101 Woodend Farm, £101.50 Whitehead Brow, Dutch Spotted £101 Keppel Vale, Zwartbles £92, £90 Woodhousehill, £90 Townfoot Farm, Greyfaced £88, £84, £77 Midtodhills, £78 Plumpton Foot Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: Dutch Texel 307.5p, 292.9p, 292.9p, 277.5p, 261.4p Hargill House, 301.3p, 265.8p Ashfield, 292.5p, 290.9p, 278.9p, 264.1p Hill House, 277.5p, 270.6p, 260.8p Springfield Farm, 275p Gallowberry,266.7p High Rigg, Beltex 300p, 273.7p Hollands, 282.7p Newbiggin Farm, 274.7p, 273p Woodend Farm, 274.4p The Throp, 257p Cardew Hall, 257p Whitehead Brow, Texel 297.4p Broomhills, 296.2p High Green Hill, 289.7p, 285p, 284.2p, 277.5p, 273.2p, 265p Cardew Hall, 288.6p, 277.8p, 265.7p Swarland Old Hall, 285p Wavercroft, 281p Seymour House, 280p Mill Farm, 279.5p Arkleby Farm, 264.9p Hallrigg, Charolais 242.2p, 240.8p Springfield, Suffolk 237.8p, 230.8p Mirlaw House, 237.3p Hallrigg, 235.6p West End Farm, 235.2p, 232.6p (x2), 232.2p Holly Tree Farm, 234.2p Newbiggin Farm, 234p, 231.3p Jackson Rigg, 233.7p Broomhill, 233.7p Greensyke, 233.3p Broomhill, Dutch Spotted 234.2p Keppel Vale, Greyfaced 221.1p, 220p Millstone Moor, 214.6p Midtodhills, Zwartbles 214p Woodhousehill

EWES: The weekly sale of cast ewes had a good entry of 250 forward, with trade being considerably stronger on the week. Topping the trade at £132.50 was a strong Texel ewe from Messrs Sinton, Green Ghyll. Leaner Texel ewes easily achieving over £100 on many occasions.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £132.50 Green Ghyll, £124.50, £111.50 Whitehead Brow, £119.50, £107.50 Hallrigg, £117.50 Brackenhow, £115.50, £112.50, £108.50 Stubbsgill Farm, £112.50 Cowranside Farm, £108.50 Branch End Farm, £103.50 Croft Farm, Suffolk £103.50 Townhead Farm, £96.50 Hallrigg, £93.50 Woodend Farm, £89.50 Westgarth Hill, £87.50 Hayton Brow, Zwartbles £94.50, £84.50 Woodhousehill, Blue Texel £94.50 Ellonby Road, Leicester £88.50 Woodend Farm, £86.50 Beamwham, Greyfaced £88.50 Whitehouse Farm, £88.50 Woodend Farm, £77.50 Ross Farm, £77.50 Leigh Croft,  Swaledale £70 Branch End Farm, £53.50 Kelicksim, £53.50 Beamwham, £51.50 Green Mill, Herdwick £64.50 Greystoke, Jacob £64.50 Kirkland Howe Farm

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 29th JUNE. 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