Borderway Primestock Sale

27th July 2020

PRIME SHEEP: A smaller show of 2269 head comprising of 2071 prime lambs and 198 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £134 were a pen of 3, 54.5kg Texel cross lambs from Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm and topping pence per kilo was a Texel cross from Messrs Pearson, High Plasket Lands at 285.9p.  Mule lambs topped at £97.80, 224ppk, for a pen of 43.5kgs lambs from Messrs Carruthers, Peela Hill with Blackface lambs reaching a top of £104.80, 213.9p from Messrs Grieve, Whiteside.

Overall trade for all classes of lambs was very strong, much dearer than recently seen with the overall sale average 15ppk up on the week.

Leading prices per head: Texel £134, £132, £130, £126.80 Osborne Farm, £130 New Houses, £128.80 Peela Hill, £127.80, £126.80 Longhurst, £126.80 Banks Farm, £125.80 Pateshill, £124.80 Merryshield, £124.80 The Croft, £123.80 Briary Bank, £120.80 Wavercroft, £120 The Bog, £120 Greensyke Dutch Texel £124.80, £111.80, £108.80 Unity, £116.80, £115.80, £114.80, £112.80, £111.80, £110.80, £109.30, £108.80 Thirlwall Castle, £115.80 (x2) Agars Hill, £113.80 Springfield, £112.80 Moss Side, £110.80 Hargill House, £109.80 Low Houses, £108.80 School Farm Suffolk £123.80, £100.80 The Croft, £119.80 Wavercroft, £114.80 Merryshield, £111.80, £108.80 Town Head, £110.80, £106.80 Greensyke, £108.80 Brocklebank, £108.80 White House, £105.30, £100.30 Rottington Hall, £104.80 Seymour House Beltex £120.80, £111.80, £107.80 Walton Woodhead, £120 Nether Stenries, £116.80, £114.80, £113.80 Beech House, £106.80 Seymour House, £105.80, £103.80, £102.80 Well Head Millennium Bleu £107 Greensyke, £105.80 Lyndale Charollais £106.80 Springfield Blackface £104.80 Whiteside Greyfaced £97.80 Peela Hill, £95.80 Gapshields, £92.80 Coldshields, £90 Hargill House, £89.80 Highside, £87.80 Midtodhills, £86 Millstone Moor Zwartbles £95.80 Wetheral Shields

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Texel 285.9p, 265.4p (x2), 260.5p High Plasketlands, 272.2p, 265.8p Cardewlees, 271.6p, 271.3p Braithwaite Hall, 267p Hunley, 265.4p New Houses, 264.5p Gallowberry, 262.9p Peela Hill, 262.6p Stubbsgill, 261.8p Town Head, 261p Hill House, 260.5p High Rigg Dutch Texel 281p, 271.3p Springfield, 278.7p Lesson Hall, 275.7p, 267p, 265.5p Thirlwall Castle, 274.8p, 273.5p, 267.9p, 267p Low Houses, 272p Unity, 269.5p Hargill House, 268.9p, 265.1p, 264.8p Greyside, 262.3p Moss Side Beltex 280.9p, 269.5p Walton Woodhead, 273.8p Seymour House, 270.5p, 264.5p Well Head Suffolk 241.8p, 240.4p Town Head, 237.2p Wavercroft, 237p Seymour House, 236.9p Hillhead, 236.8p Gill Farm, 236.6p, 233.3p Rottington Hall, 236.5p White House, 234.3p Merryshields, 233.7p, 232.4p Howgillside Charollais 240p Springfield Millennium Bleu 236.1p, 230.8p, 230p Lyndale, 230.1p Greensyke Greyfaced 224.8p Peela Hill, 224.5p High Side, 220.2p Gapshields, 218.4p Cold Shields, 215p, 213p Millstone Moor, 214.1p Midtodhills Blackface 213.9p Whiteside.

CAST SHEEP: On Monday 27th July Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of 198 cast sheep where trade was much dearer with all ewes being exceptionally well bid for, topping todays sale at £128.50 was 3 Texel ewes from Dean Mitchell, Longwood.  Charollais sold to £110 from Messrs Trafford, Springfield and Swaledales topped at £70.50 from Messrs Moore, Highside.  More ewes could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Ewes – Leading prices per head: Texel £128.50 Longwood, £116.50 High Plasket Lands, £113.50, £107.50 Orton Rigg, £111.50, £108.50 Hargill House, £108.50 Springfield, £108.50 Croft Farm, £100.50 Hunley, £100 Whitehead Brow Charollais £110.50 Springfield Suffolk £104.50 Rosebank, £97.50 Row Brow Park, £96.50 Orton Rigg, £95.50 Oaklands Greyfaced £94.50 Hargill House, £84.50, £83.50, £80.50 Greensyke, £82.50 Bleabank, £81.50 Whitehead Brow, £80.50 Brandle Howe, £80.50 Boggle Hall Zwartbles £83.50 Whitehead Brow Beltex £80.50 Mesona Blackface £75 Stobbs Farm Swaledale £70.50, £58.50 Highside, £66.50, £63.50 Scarrowmanwick, £57.50 (x2) Cold Shields, £57.50 The Bog, £54.50 Midtodhills.

Rams – Leading prices per head: Texel £93.50 Westfield House.

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 27th July Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a great show of 450 Cast cows, Bulls and Prime cattle were forward.

PRIME BULLS: A large entry of 91 prime bulls forward achieving the dearest trade for many a month, with a days overall top of £1829.10 for a Simmental from Messrs D Lowry, New Steadings, Lanark and purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.  Charolais sold to £1702.45 from Messrs Graham, Hillhead, Canonbie purchased by Michael Helliwell and Limousins sold to £1558.07 from Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Top overall pence per kilo of 221.5p was attained by Messrs Little, The Guards, Carlisle with their Limousin cross.

Dairy bred bulls easiest sold this week with an overall top of £1240.70 achieved by Messrs Hewitson, King Hill, Brampton for a Friesian and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor, top overall pence per kilo of 190.5p was attained by Messrs Moscrop & Waugh, Aitchisons Bank, Gretna for their Fleckvieh with Friesians from Messrs Mattocks, Aulby, Penrith receiving 179.5p.

Leading Prices per Head: Simmental £1829, £1680 New Steadings, £1298 Millhill, £1235 Kirtleton House Charolais £1702 Hillhead, £1353, £1330, £1323, £1321 Millhill Limousin £1558, £1308 Townfoot, £1455 The Guards, £1374 Westfield House, £1311 Beamwham Maine Anjou £1330, £1214 Kirtleton House Friesian £1240, £1088 King Hill, £1190, £1183 High House, £1075 Town End, £1023, £1019 Aulby British Blue £1232 Cote House, £1221 Beckstones Aberdeen Angus £1221 Honeypot Fleckvieh £1192 (x2) Aitchisons Bank, £1169, £1146 Beckstones, £1150 Glenzierfoot Hereford £1163 Peel Flatt, £1157 Mirkbooths, £1060 Barnglies Holstein Friesian £1080 Bectonhall, £1011 Grassknop, £1010, £932 Barwinnock, £932 Cote House Holstein £1052, £1030, £977, £964, £905 Musgrave Hall, Norwegian Red £994 Kirkbride House.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 221.5p The Guards, 215.5p (x2) Townfoot, 210.5p Westfield House, 205.5p Beamwham Charolais 215.5p Hillhead, 211.5p, 203.5p Millhill British Blue 201.5p, 196.5p Cote House Simmental 199.5p Millhill, 194.5p Kirtleton House Maine Anjou 195.5p, 194.5p Kirtleton House, Fleckvieh 190.5p Aitchisons Bank, 186.5p (x2) Beckstones, 185.5p, 183.5p (x2), 182.5p Glenzierfoot Hereford 184.5p, 179.5p, 168.5p Barnglies, 179.5p Mirkbooths Friesian 179.5p, 178.5p Aulby, 178.5p (x2) High House, 178.5p, 174.5p King Hill, 177.5p Town End, 177.5p Wed Holme House, 175.5p (x2) Aitchisons Bank Holstein Friesian 175.5p South View, 172.5p, 164.5p Barwinnock, 169.5p, 161.5p Grassknop, 168.9p Bectonhall, 167.5p Cote House, 162.5p South View Holstein 174.5p, 169.5p, 166.5p, 164.5p Musgrave Hall, Aberdeen Angus 171.5p Honeypot Norwegian Red 153.5p Kirkbride House.

PRIME CATTLE: A small show of only 36 prime steers and heifers forward selling to the same good trade to that of last week.  Top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle achieving £1666.05, Messrs Nicholsons run of 6 steers averaged £1616.  Steers sold to 222.5ppk for another Limousin cross from Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.

Heifers also short of requirements and were seen to top at £1663.81 from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont purchased by Pioneer Foods.  This same vendor also sold the top priced Charolais cross to £1532.78 and again purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Top overall pence per kilo of 225.5p was paid to Messrs Story, Newbiggin for their quality heifer and was purchased by Black Brow Abattoir, Wigton.  More could have been sold, please advise entries.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1666, £1623, £1616, £1615, £1593, £1586 The Lake, £1475 Thackmire, £1444, £1442 Newbiggin.

Heifers: Limousin £1663 Loughrigg, £1434, £1269, £1232 Thistledown, £1294, £1277 Newbiggin, £1259 Townfoot Charolais £1532 Loughrigg, £1420, £1340 Hosket Hill.

Leading Prices per Kilo:

Steers: Limousin 222.5p, 219.5p, 217.5p Newbiggin, 218.5p, 217.5p, 216.5p, 213.5p, 212.5p The Lake.

Heifers: Limousin 225.5p, 222.5p, 214.5p Newbiggin Farm, 219.5p Loughrigg, 213.5p Thistledown, 213.5p Townfoot Charolais 221.5p Loughrigg.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A large show of 340 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday with a great ringside of buyers ensuring that Carlisle being the place to market your cows.

Messrs Maudsley, Little Bank sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 827kg, 226.5p, £1873 to Owain Llyr, Messrs Priestly, Cracrop sold two outstanding cows which topped at 766kg, 222.5p, £1704 for a British Blue cross and 723kg, 220.5p, £1594 for a Limousin cross purchased by David Holmes and Owain Llyr.  Messrs Siddle, Honeypot sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow for 956kg, 166.5p, £1591 to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Armstrong, Crossfell House, run of Limousin cross cow topped at 793kg, 186.5p, £1478 to David Holmes.  Mr Andrew Ewing, Dumbretton run of Limousin cows topped at 671kg, 200.5p, £1345 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Nixon, Longlea sold a Limousin cross cow for 662kg, 199.5p, £1320 to Sean Mallon.

Messrs Strong, Barton Hall, sold a young Limousin cow for 192.5p.  Messrs Yeats, Woodhouse Farm sold a young Limousin cross cow for 187.5p.  Messrs Slack, Cockley Bank sold a young British Blue cross cow for 186.5p.

All classes of black and white cows were in great demand with Messrs Skelton, Gill Farm selling the top priced Holstein cross cow for 863kg, 148.5p, £1281 to Les Fell.  Castlesteads Farm run of Holstein cross cows topped at 809kg, 155.5p, £1258 to Pickstocks.  Messrs Forrester, Down by Rigg sold a Swedish Red and White cow for 802kg, 148.5p, £1190 to Les Fell.  Messrs Hunter & Son, Berrier Head sold a Holstein cross cow for 796kg, 145.5p, £1158 to Dovecote Park.  Mr David Harrison, Dundraw run of Holstein cross cows topped at 693kg, 165.5p, £1146 to Les Fell.  Messrs Magnay, Greenwrae sold the top priced Montbeliarde cross cow for 739kg, 150.5p, £1112 to David Holmes.  Messrs Teasdale & Sons, Halefield sold a Holstein cross cow for 789kg, 140.5p, £1108 to Sean McGimpsey.  Messrs Wadsworth & Son sold Holstein cross heifers for 162.5p and 148.5p.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: British Blue £1873 Littlebank Bungalow, £1704 Cracrop, £1214 Cockley Bank, £1129 Underhelm, £1125 Seymour House, £1088 Crown Point, £1080 Pallet Hill, £1070 Nether Oakshaw Limousin £1594 Cracrop, £1478, £1288 Crossfell House, £1345 Dumbretton, £1320 Longlea, £1320, £1139 Westray, £1282, £1152, £1147 Silloans, £1226 Cawfields, £1222 Barton Hall, £1150 Oakwoodhill, £1114 Rye Hill, £1106 Willows, £1098 Cadgillhead Aberdeen Angus £1591 Honeypot, £1489 Spittalriddinghill, £1066 Newbigging, £1048 Balcraig Moor Holstein £1281 Gill Farm, £1258 Castlesteads, £1079 Musgrave Hall, £1058 Berrier Head Simmental £1228, £1150 Newbie Mains, £1113, £1044, £1023 Ellen Bank, £1070 Underhelm, £1048 Wardpark Swedish Red & White £1190 Down by Rigg, £1096 Geltside Hereford £1168 Littlebank Bungalow, £1059 Burgh Head Holstein Friesian £1158 Berrier Head, £1149 Spittalriddinghill, £1146 Dundraw, £1108 Halefield, £1096 Meinbank, £1070 Park House, £1064 Hardrigg Hall, £1061 Justicetown, £1058, £1056 High Plains, £1044 Kirtlebank, £1043 Red Hall, £1034 Howrigg, £1018 Upper Barr, £1016 Trailflatt Montbeliarde £1112 Greenwrae, £1015 Westray Farm MRI £1095 Halefield Friesian £1078 Crownstone, £1047 Whins, £1028 Prior Hall, £1008 Gelt Hall Jersey £658 Dolphenby.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: British Blue 226.5p Littlebank Bungalow, 222.5p Cracrop, 186.5p Cockley Bank, 182.5p, 173.5p Halmyre, 177.5p Seymour House, 171.5p Woodhouse, 150.5p Crown Point Limousin 220.5p Cracrop, 200.5p Dumbretton, 199.5p Longlea, 192.5p Barton Hall, 187.5p Woodhouse, 186.5p, 162.5p Crossfell House, 171.5p, 164.5p Halmyre, 165.5p Oakwoodhill, 163.5p, 159.5p Westray, 162.5p (x2) Silloans, 162.5p Cadgillhead, 159.5p Willows Aberdeen Angus 167.5p Spittalriddinghill, 166.5p Honeypot, 157.5p Balcraig Moor, 155.5p Newbigging Simmental 167.5p, 162.5p (x2) Ellen Bank, 158.5p, 157.5p Newbie Mains Holstein Friesian 165.5p Dundraw, 162.5p, 148.5p Big Balcraig, 148.5p, 140.5p Chalk Lodge, 146.5p High Burnthwaite, 145.5p Park House, 145.5p Berrier Head, 145.5p Trailflatt, 143.5p (x2) Willows, 143.5p Spittalriddinghill, 142.5p High Plains, 140.5p Hardrigg Hall, 140.5p Halefield, 139.5p Dolphenby Holstein 155.5p Castlesteads, 148.5p Gill Farm, 140.5p, 138.5p Newbampton, 137.5p Berrier Head, 137.5p Wolfa Shorthorn 155.5p Dolphenby Montbeliarde 150.5p Greenwrae, 140.5p Westray Hereford 148.5p Littlebank Bungalow Swedish Red & White 148.5p Down by Rigg, 139.5p Geltside Friesian 146.5p Whins, 143.5p, 141.5p Crownstone, 142.5p (x2) Gelt Hall, 139.5p Prior Hall, 137.5p Mounsey Bank, 137.5p Hillhead Dairy Shorthorn 143.5p Marleycote Walls MRI 138.5p Halefield Jersey 133.5p Dolphenby Irish Moiled 119.5p Coxhill Farm

CAST BULLS: A good show of 11 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Sanders, Bavington Hill Head selling the top priced Simmental stock bull for 1254kg, 165.5p, £2075 to Owain Llyr.  Mr Andrew Ewing, Dumbretton sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 978kg, 161.5p, £1579 also to Owain Llyr.  Dolphenby Farming sold the top priced Hereford stock bull for 965kg, 147.5p, £1423 to Dovecote Park.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head:.Simmental £2075 Bavington Hill Head Limousin £1579 Dumbretton, £1409 Sorbietrees Hereford £1423 Dolphenby Aberdeen Angus £1305 Brisco Hill Beef Shorthorn £1267 Newbigging.

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: Simmental 165.5p Bavington Hill Head Limousin 161.5p Dumbretton, 134.5p Sorbietrees Hereford 147.5p, 130.5p Dolphenby Aberdeen Angus 129.5p Brisco Hill Beef Shorthorn 121.5p Newbigging.

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 3rd AUGUST.  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