Borderway Primestock Sale

29th June 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 29th June Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a smaller show of 464 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward.

PRIME BULLS: An increased entry of 109 prime bulls forward with all classes achieving a good trade throughout. Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith receiving £1569 purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Another Limousin sold to £1543 for Messrs Harryman, Keskadale Farm, Keswick purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Top overall pence per kilo of 226.5p was again achieved by Messrs Harryman for another Limousin bred bull again purchased by Ralph Pearson.

Black and whites again better to sell than previous weeks and saw a day’s top of £1161 for a Fleckvieh from Messrs Mitchinson, Beckstones, Carlisle purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor and £1146 for Friesians from Messrs Graham, South Lambhill, Longtown also purchased by Jewitt Meats. Top pence per kilo was the aforementioned Fleckvieh from Messrs Mitchinson attaining 176.5p and Friesians sold to 163.5p from Messrs Graham purchased by Bowland Foods. Please ensure all bulls are penned by 10.30am on the morning of the sale.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1569, £1420, £1351 Townfoot, £1543, £1413, £1392, £1387 Keskadale Farm, £1486 Stone House, £1364 Mains of Minnydow Charolais £1358, £1261 Millhill Farm Beef Shorthorn £1354, £1323 High Stenries British Blue £1341 Park House Farm, £1243 Old Town Farm, £1205 High House Simmental £1286, £1215, £1204 Millhill Farm Fleckvieh £1161, £1118, £1092 Beckstones Farm Friesian £1146, £1116, £1046, £1023, £990, £982 South Lambhill, £1119, £1086 Hillhead Hereford £1062 Randalinton Farm Holstein Friesian £1021, £1011 Springfield, £992, £940 Randalinton Farm, £992 Old Town Farm, £971 Milton Farm, £936, £932 Elephant Farm, £931 Low Tarns, £930 Park House Farm Aberdeen Angus £982, £966 Justicetown Farm, £976 Brisco Hill Holstein £916 Castlesteads

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 226.5p, 220.5p, 218.5p, 217.5p, 216.5p Keskadale Farm, 219.5p, 217.5p, 215.5p Townfoot, 210.5p Stone House, 209.5p Mains of Minnydow Beef Shorthorn 201.5p, 182.5p High Stenries Charolais 195.5p, 188.5p Millhill Farm British Blue 188.5p Newton High House, 187.5p, 182.5p Bectonhall, 184.5p Cote House Farm Simmental 188.5p, 187.5p, 183.5p, 178.5p Millhill Farm, 183.5p, 178.5p Beckstones Farm Fleckvieh 176.5p, 171.5p, 168.5p Beckstones Farm Aberdeen Angus 175.5p, 172.5p Justicetown Farm Hereford 166.5p Randalinton Farm Friesian 163.5p, 162.5p, 161.5p, 156.5p, 152.5p South Lambhill Holstein 154.5p, 147.5p, 147.5p Castlesteads Holstein Friesian 154.5p, 153.5p Park House Farm, 153.5p, 151.5p Brisco Hill, 153.5p, 149.5p Elephant Farm, 152.5p Cote House Farm, 151.5p Old Town Farm, 149.5p Low Tarns, 149.5p Milton Farm, 149.5p Randalinton Farm Ayrshire 153.5p Plasketlands

PRIME CATTLE: A good show of 51 prime steers and heifers forward maintaining recent high rates. Top overall was a superb Limousin cross steer from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie attaining £1652 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle sold another to £1636 again purchased by Pioneer Foods, the same vendor also sold top priced British Blue cross at £1529. Top pence per kilo steer was 219.5p for a Limousin cross from Messrs Telfer, Newton High House, Hexham purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir. Heifers sold to a top of £1461 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Beaty, Langhorn, Egremont and £1446 for another from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo overall was a marvellous Limousin cross from Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle achieving 233.5p and purchased by David Whaite, Blackpool. Please ensure all steers and heifers are penned by 10.30am on the morning of the sale.  

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1652, £1625 Hoddamtown, £1636, £1608, £1541, £1530 Gill Farm, £1481 Thackmire, £1476 Newbiggin Farm, £1402 Langhorn Farm British Blue £1549 Gill Farm, £1446 Newbiggin Farm Aberdeen Angus £1389 Gelt Hall Farm Galloway £1245 Newton High House Holstein Friesian £1184 Howrigg Farm

Heifers: Limousin £1461 Langhorn Farm, £1446 Nealhouse Farm, £1341, £1320, £1317, £1307, £1305(x2) Newbiggin Farm, £1302 Low Farm British Blue £1363 Nealhouse Farm

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin 219.5p Newton High House, 215.5p Newbiggin Farm, 214.5p(x2), 213.5p Gill Farm, 214.5p, 213.5p Hoddamtown, 212.5p Thackmire British Blue 211.5p Gill Farm, 211.5p Newbiggin Farm, 204.5p How Gill Galloway 201.5p Newton High House Aberdeen Angus 185.5p Gelt Hall Farm Friesian 176.5p Gelt Hall Farm Holstein Friesian 160.5p, 158.5p Howrigg Farm

Heifers: Limousin 233.5p, 225.5p, 223.5p, 219.5p, 216.5p, 215.5p Newbiggin Farm, 224.5p, 217.5p, 212.5p Low Farm British Blue 209.5p Nealhouse Farm Aberdeen Angus 190.5p Mounsey Bank

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A good show of 304 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with extra buyers about to ensure the dearest trade to date.

Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moore run of Limousin cows topped at 868kg, 172.5ppk or £1497 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick, and a 32 month old cow sold to 675kg, 199.ppk or £1346 purchased by Me Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Cowx & Son, Hudscales sold a Limosuin cow for 837kg, 169.5ppk or £1418 to Mr Les Fell. Messrs Gardhouse, Cumdivock House sold the top priced Hereford cow for 879kg, 158.5ppk or £1393 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Mathers Beech Bank sold a Limousin cross cow for 796kg, 173.5ppk or £1381 to Les Fell and to 826kg, 164.5ppk or £1358 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Athey & Son, High Lovelady Shields sold the top priced British Blue cross cow for 801kg, 169.5ppk or £1357 to Mr Kirkpatrick.

Young Limousin cows and heifers sold to 187.5p from School Hill, 186.5p The Square, 180.5p King Hill, 179.5p Rattling Gate Farm, and a British Blue to 173.5p Rattling Gate Farm.

All classes of Black and white cows were in great demand, with an average of 1.56ppk up o the week. Messrs Skelton, Gill Farm sold two Holstein cross cows for 845kg, 150.5ppk or £1271 and to 795kg, 150.5ppk or £1196, purchased by Sean McGimpsey and Dovecote Parks. Messrs Wise, Low Tarns sold the top priced Fleckvieh cow for 729kg, 169.5ppk or £1235 to Les Fell. Messrs Dixon, Whinney Hill Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 851kg, 142.5ppk or £1212 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Horsley, Woodhouse run of Holstein cross cows topped at 897kg, 132.5ppk or £1188, and to 803kg, 146.5ppk or £1176 to Les Fell and Dovecote Park. Messrs Naylor, Hill Green sold a Holstein cross cow for 809kg, 144.5ppk or £1169 to Les Fell. Messrs Threlkeld, Baileytown sold the top priced British Friesian cow for 739kg, 153.5pk or £1134 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Harrington, Monsey Bank sold a British Friesian cow for 741kg, 151.5ppk or £1122 also to Dovecote Park.

Young  Fleckvieh cows selling to 169.5p Low Tarns, Holstein crosses to 161.5p Stone Flatts, 159.5p Elephant Farm, 158.5p Low Rigg, 156.5p Down By Rigg. British Friesian to 155.5p Barsalloch Farm, £153.5p North Doddington, 153.5p Baileytown, 151.5p Mounsey Bank, 150.5p (x2), Gill Farm.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Limosuin £1497, £1346, £1293 Clifton Moor, £1418 Hudscales, £1381, £1358 Beech Bank, £1234 Sanders Close, £1196 King Hill, £1181 West End Farm, £1175 Cracrop Farm, £1174 Stubbsgill Farm, £1149, £1146, £1115, £1084 Rattlinggate Farm, £1121 Clappers Farm, £1121 Lower Griseburn, £1083 Grindon Hill, £1083 North Doddington, Hereford £1393 Cumdivock House, British Blue £1357 High Lovelady Shields, £1178 Howrigg Farm, Fleckvieh £1235 Low Tarns, Holstein £1271, £1196 Gill Farm, £1095 Broathill, Holstein Friesian £1212 Whinney Hill Farm, £1188, £1176 Woodhouse, £1169 Hill Green, £1091 Justicetown Farm, £1084 Low Rigg, £1070 Geltside Farm, £1040 Stone Flatts, £1023 Philgowan, Aberdeen Angus £1188 Newton Farm, £1151, £1120 Glenalmer, £1137 Grindon Hill, Blonde £1187 Osborne Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1158 Greenburn, British Friesian £1134 Bailey Town, £1122 Monsey Bank, £1050 Flothers, Ayrshire £1087 Carleton Hill Farm, Montbelairde £980 Geltside Farm, Galloway £911 Haining House Farm.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: Limousin 199.5p, 172.5p, 162.5p Clifton Moor, 187.5p School Hill, 186.5p The Square, 180.50 King Hill, 179.5p Ratlinggate Farm, 173.5p Beech Bank, 172.5p Lower Griseburn, 170.5p, 162.5p Grindon Hill, 169.5p (x2) Hudscales Farm, 168.5p, 166.5p Cracrop Farm, 168.5p, 165.5p Stubbsgill Farm, 165.5p Sanders Close, 165.5p North Doddington, 164.5p Beech Bank, British Blue 173.5p Rattlinggate Farm, 169.5p High Lovelady Shields, 154.5p Howrigg Farm, Fleckvieh 169.5p Low Tarns, Aberdeen Angus 168.5p, 155.5p, 153.5p Glenalmer, 159.5p Rattlinggate Farm, 158.5p Newton Farm, 153.5p King Hill, 153.5p Grindon Hill, Blonde 164.5p Osborne Farm, Holstein Friesian 161.5p, 137.5p Stone Flatts, 159.5p Elephant Farm, 158.5p Low Rigg, 146.5p Woodhouse, 144.5p Hill Green, 142.5p Whinney Hill Farm, 141.5p Barsalloch Farm, 140.5p High Bow, 135.5p, 131.5p Philgowan, 135.5p East Nethershields, 134.5p Geltside Farm, 133.5p North Doddington, 133.5p Old Town Farm, 132.5p Woodhouse, 130.5p Carrick Dean, Hereford 158.5p Cumdivock House, Beef Shorthorn 156.5p Greenburn, Holstein 156.5p Down By Rigg, 150.5p (x2) Gill Farm, 145.5p, 139.5p Broathill, 134.5p Philgowan, British Friesian 155.5p Barsalloch Farm, 153.5p Bailey Town, 153.5p, 147.5p, 145.5p, 142.5p North Doddington, 151.5p, 149.5p Mounsey Bank, 149.5p Dockary Hall, 149.5p Flothers, 144.5p Wardpark, 143.5p Low Moorhouse, 139.5p Carleton Hill Farm, Continental 147.5p Winterhope Farm, Galloway 143.5p Haining House Farm, Simmental 140.5p, 139.5p Culquhasen Farm, Ayrshire 136.5p Carleton Hill Farm, Montbelairde 132.5p The Beeches, 131.5p Geltside Farm,

CAST BULLS: A mixed show of 9 stock bulls were forward, with Messrs Wilson, Creaca Hall selling a Limosuin stock bull for 1381kg, 146.5ppk or £2023 purchased by Owain Llyr. Messrs Hetherington & Sons, Blue Dial sold a Holstein cross stock bull for 1320kg, 114.5ppk or £1511 to Pickstocks. Messrs Goddard, Frankstown Farm sold a Simmental stock bull for 1125kg, 123.5ppk to £1389 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Burnfoot Farms sold the top priced Charolais stock bull for 1095kg, 123.5p or £1352 to Pickstocks.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £2023 Creca Hall, Holstein £1511 Blue Dial Farm, Simmental £1389 Frankstown Farm, Charolais £1352 Burnfoot Farm.

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Head: Aberdeen Angus 169.5p The Beeches, Limousin 146.5p Creca Hall, 139.5p Fell View Farm, Beef Shorthorn 137.5p Mark Farm, Simmental 123.5p Frankstown Farm, Charolais 123.5p Burnfoot Farm.

PRIME SHEEP: Despite the atrocious weather conditions over the weekend, another fantastic show of 2000 prime lambs were forward.

Buyers indicated pre-sale they needed sheep at less money, however the power of the live ring proved its worth again, with an average of 235ppk, being posted for all breeds, wights and grades, to level at £97.51 per head. No less than 168 lots traded at above and beyond £100, with export weight lambs in particular a flying trade.

Beltex lambs led the way both per head and per kilo with the top price of the day per head cam from Messrs Hewson, Parton Farm selling a single lamb to £130.80 to Mr Helliwell.

Messrs Little, The Hollands topped the pence per kilo at 310.3ppk again for a single Beltex to Mr A Dawson.

Texels sold to £128.80 from Messrs Todd, Longhurst, Brampton. Suffolks to £122 from Messrs Harrison, Baggrow Farm, Aspatria. Greyfaced to £99 from Messrs Telford, High Park Foot, Roadhead.

New vendors are arriving week on week, and more are required to fulfil demand.

Leading prices per head: Beltex £130.80, £113.80, £110 Parton Farm, £125.80, £114.80, £106.80 Ellerslea, £117 School Farm, £114.80, £110 Hollands, £114, £110 Harley Croft, £113.80 Gallowberry, £112 Fell View Farm, £110.80, £106.80 Newbiggin Farm, £110 Thethwaite Farm, £108.80 Corrie Field, £106 (x2) The Throp, £105.80 Milton Mains, Texel £128, £127, £122.80 (x2) Longhurst, £124.80 Midtown, £120.80 Seat House Farm, £120 Baggrow Farm, £118.80 Hollands, £118.80, £114 Hill Green, £117.80 Wavercroft, £116.80 Willows Farm, £115.80 Baggra Yeat, £115.80 Bengall Farm, £115.80 Miller Hill, £117.80, £114.80 Wood Farm, £114.80 Gill Farm, £114 Harley Croft, £113 Walton Woodhead, Suffolk £122 Baggrow Farm, £118 (x2) Thethwaite Farm, £115.80 Midtown, £113.80, £101.80 Gill Farm, £112.80 Jackson Rigg, £108.80 Parton Farm, £108.80 Whitehouse Farm, £106.30 Fenton Farm, £106 Stonewalls, £100.80 Braithwaite Hall, £100.80 Town Head, Dutch Texel £119.30 Hargill House, £117 Springfield Farm, £116 Thethwaite Farm, £115.80, £113.80 Hargill House, £112.80, £110 (x2), £108.80 Springfield Farm, £112.80, £108.80 (x2), £105.80, £100 Unity Farm, £101.80, £101, £100 Flimby Hall Farm, Charollais £110 Applegarth, £104.80 Galemire House, £103.80 Orton Rigg Farm, £012.80 Braithwaite Hall, Bleu Du Maine £102 Holmcroft Farm, Dorset £100 Galemire House, Greyfaced £99 High Park Foot, Jacob £92.80 Rietfontain, Hampshire £90.80 Greenfoot.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 310.3p, 285.7p Hollands, 300p School Farm, 300p, 285.7p Thethwaite Farm, 294.7p Fell View Farm, 294.4p, 267p Elleslea, 292.3p Harley Croft, 286.6p, 266.7p Newbiggin Farm, 288.1p, 264.5p Gallowberry, 278.4p, 262.3p Holmecroft Farm, 271.8p, 269.2p, 265p The Throp, 271.3p Milton Mains, 261.9p Parton Farm, Dutch Texel 297.4p Thethwaite Farm, 288.1p, 277.4p, 251.7p Hargill House, 285.6p, 282.1p, 275p, 272p, 254.3p Springfield Farm, 272p, 264.5p, 262.3p, 250p, 247.5p, 241.8p Unity Farm, 263.2p, 249.4p Flimby Hall Farm, Texel 296.7p, 283.2p, 278.4p Whitehead Brow, 287p Wood Farm, 286.7p, 282.1p Newbampton Farm, 285.6p Longrow Farm, 283.5p, 268.6p Wood Farm, 282p, 273.6p, 270.2p Seymour House, 281.5p Harley Croft, 276.3p, 258.2p Hill Green, 271.3p Wavercroft, 268.3p Pateshill, 263.8p Boggle Hall, 263.2p Bengall Farm, 258.3p Hollands, Bleu Du Maine 270.5p Holmecroft Farm, Suffolk 247.6p Hunley, 238.1p Beech Tree House, 237.9p Springfield Farm, 236.2p Fenton Farm, 232.6p Jackson Rigg, 232.2p Gill Farm, 231.5p Whitehouse Farm, 230p Shankbridge End, Charollais 236.3p Braithwatie Hall, Jacob 232p Rietfontain, Greyfaced 212.9p High Park Foot.

EWES: The weekly sale saw an entry of 193 cast ewes and rams forward. Topping the trade at £123.50 was a Texel ewe from Messrs Ivinson, Plumpton Foot Farm, with many other Texel’s continuing to sell well and regularly achieving £100+.

Many more ewes for all classes are required for next weeks sale.

Cast Ewes Leading Prices per head: Texel £123.50, £114.50 Hargill House, £114.50, £105.50, £102.50, £100.50, £96.50 Thethwaite Farm, £112.50 Roachburn Farm, £108.50 Chapel Farm, £107.50, £97.50 Lords Close, £107.50 Beamwham, £101.50 Whitehead Brow, £100.50 Bon Vista, Leicester £103.50, £90.50 Roachburn Farm, Zwartbles £95.50 Thethwaite Farm, Dutch Texel £93.50 Thethwaite Farm, Suffolk £89.50 Leigh Croft, £80 Raygarth Field Farm, Greyfaced £80.50 Croft Farm, £76 Chapel Farm, £75.50 Leigh Croft, £75.50 Spout Bank, Blackface £75 Stobbs Farm, Swaledale £59.50, £54.50 Roachburn Farm, £54.50 Raygarth Field Farm, £52.50 Plumpton Foot Farm.

Cast Rams Leading Prices per head: Texel £118.50 Roachburn Farm, £102 Lords Close,

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 6th JULY. 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 & Cast Sheep