Borderway Primestock Sale

3rd August 2020

PRIME SHEEP: The weekly sale of prime and cast sheep drew another good entry of over 3000 head.  Numbers were slightly dampened with a beautiful day forecast in a very catchy time weather-wise.  Trade for all classes remained extremely strong posting an overall average of 221.5ppk or £93.57 per head.
Two vendors hit the top price of £128 firstly for a cracking single Texel from Messrs R & M Scott, Thirlwall Castle and again for a pen of 5 Texels from Messrs LW & CM Todd & Son, Longhurst who had another pen at £126.  Top per kilo were an outstanding pen of Beltex lambs from Messrs Murray, The Throp which sold for 305.3 per kilo (38kg, £116).  These were closely followed at 300p by Adam & Amy Bell, Thethwaite (39kg, £117).  Adam and Amy sold 27 export types at an average weight of 38.3kg to average 288.46p (£110.63 a head) To emphasise the level of trade for all types Messrs Walton, Farnbury sold a pen of 49kg Texel x Mule lambs at £112

Leading prices per head: Texel £128 Thirlwall Castle; £128, £126 Longhurst; £123 Flimby Hall; £120, £114 Wavercroft; £119, £113 (x2) Greenfield; £119 Middle Bridge; £119, £116 West Cocklaw; £118 Crosshill Farmhouse; £118 Wavercroft; £117 Thethwaite Farm; £116 Bengall Farm; £116 Old Chapel; £115 Crosshill Farmhouse;  £113 Limestone Cottage; £112 Farnbury Dutch Texel £121, £119, £116, £112, £111, £110, £107, £105 Hargill House; £114 High Old Shield; £113, £103 Limestone Cottage; £108, £105, £99.50  High Rigg; £105, £99 Thirlwall Castle; £100, £99 Woodhouse; £97 (x2) Flimby Hall Millennium Bleu £119, £113, £93, £91 Corrie Field £94.50, £93 High Rigg Beltex £116, £105 The Throp; £115 Millrigg; £114, £111, £106, £93 Burgh Head; £112, £104, £103, £92 Castlehill; £109, £107, £106, £105 (x2), £103, £95.50 Hollands; £101 Walton Woodhead; £96.50 The Throp Suffolk £110, £105 Faugh Beeches; £110 Spout Bank; £104 Burgh Head; £102 Whiteside Farm; £98 Beamwham; £97 Longrow; £96, £90 Jenetes Hill; £94 Outer Woodhead; £92.50 White House; £92 Birks Farm; £92 Spout Bank; £91 Albierigg; £90 Beamwham Charollais £95, £91 Springfield Greyface £91 Gallowberry; £90 Old Chapel; £88 Whiteside; £86, £84.50 Gapshields; £84, £82.50 Midtodhills; £83.50 Highside; £80 Hollands Bluefaced Leicester £90 West Cocklaw £90 Gapshields Jacob £85 Old Chapel

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Beltex 305.30p, 265.80p, 253.90p The Throp; 278.90p, 271.40p Burgh Head; 278.40p, 260.50p Castlehill; 78.40p, 271.80p, 269.20p, 256.10p, 251.80p Hollands; 273.70p Castlehill; 264.40p Millrigg; 252.50p Walton Woodhead Texel 300p, 293.20p, 288.30pp, 267.90p Thethwaite; 271.10p Outer Woodhead; 270.90p 261.70p 250.50p, 244.70p Wavercroft; 269p Limestone Cottage; 262.50p Ghyll House; 248.70p Gallowberry; 247.90pp Greenfield; 247.10p Crosshill Farmhouse; 246.20p High Wreay Farm; 246.20p Longhurst; 244.90p Bengall Farm; 244.70p Lanehead; 243.20p, 242.50p Sycamore House Dutch Texel 276.50p, 276.20p, 274.10p, 254.80p, 253p Hargill House; 270.30p, 260.50p,  Woodhouse, 265.90p, 251.20p Limestone Cottage; 265.10p Old Shield Farm; 263.40p High Rigg Millennium Bleu 245.70p, 242.90p Corrie Field; 230.50p High Rigg Suffolk 220p, 219p, Spout Bank; 214.60p Jenetes Hill; 214.30p Longwood; 213.60p (x2) Outer Woodhead; 213.60p Burgh Head; 213p, 211.80p Beamwham; 212.60p White House; 212.50p Whiteside; 210.90p Longrow; 210p Faugh Beeches Charollais 218.40p, 211.60p Springfield; 215.20p Outer Woodhead; Greyface 212.70p, 208.90p Midtodhills;  207.20p, 203.60p Gapshields; 205.10p Hollands; 204.50p Gallowberry; 203.70p Highside; 202.30p Whiteside.

CAST SHEEP: Today’s sale of cast sheep topped at £95 was a Texel from Messrs Robinson, West Cocklaw

Ewes – Leading prices per head: Texel £95, £83.50 West Cocklaw; £93.50, £90 Farewell Grange; £90 Roachburn; £86 Beck Farm; £85.50 Springfield; £84.50 Geltside Charollais  £90, £84.50,  Springfield Leicester £86.50 Roachburn Suffolk £85, £77.50 The Croft Bleu Du Maine  £84.50 Glenlea Greyface £67.50 Spout Bank; £65.50 Beamwham; £65 (x2) Fowlie; £63.50 Milton Mains; £63.50 West Cocklaw; £61.50 Church Farm; £61.50 Parkside Blackface £57.50 Guise; £35 Beamwham Swaledale £45.50 Hargill House; £45, £41.50 Wydoncleughside Farm; £43.50 Midtodhills.

Rams – Leading prices per head: Bleu du Maine £86.50 Glenlea

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 3rd August Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a great show of 365 Cast Cows, Bulls and Prime cattle were forward.

PRIME BULLS: A similar entry of 84 prime bulls forward with all classes less money on the week especially plainer types which attained more last week due to the festival.  Top overall was paid to Messrs Boocock, St Lois Farm, York for their British Blue which accumulated to £1707.05 and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston, Limousins sold to £1559.58 from Messrs Hird, West End, Cockermouth and purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor with Blonde crosses to £1415.14 from Messrs Hall, Knockneen, Stranraer and again purchased by Jewitt Meats.  Top overall pence per kilo was a British Blue cross from Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton who achieved 218.5ppk and was purchased by Frasers Butchers, Stranraer.

Dairy bred bulls as previously said were harder to cash on the plainest types although well fleshed ones were not as far back on the week.  Top overall was £1122.71 for a Fleckvieh from Messrs Pickering, Peel Flatt, Hexham purchased by Jewitt Meats. And £1110.42 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Robinson, Burtholme, Brampton purchased by Messrs Capper, Glasgow.  Top pence per kilo of 177.5p was attained twice, firstly by Messrs Mitchinson, Beckstones, Penrith with a Fleckvieh purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax and secondly by Messrs Jackson, Skelton Woodend, Penrith for a Friesian purchased by Jewitt Meats.

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £1707 St Lois Farm, £1448 Osborne Farm Limousin £1559, £1444 West End, £1397, £1356 Old Rectory, £1346 Osborne Farm, £1254 Bectonhall, £1250 Netherton, £1221 Peel Flatt Blonde £1415, £1214, £1205 Knockneen Maine Anjou £1397 Kirtleton House Simmental £1316 Kirtleton House, £1300 South Croft, £1227 Millholme Fleckvieh £1122, £1070 Peel Flatt, £1088, £1067 Beckstones Holstein Friesian £1110, £976, £951, £920 Burtholme, £971 Down Hall Montbeliarde £1075, £117 The Beeches Friesian £1073, £1069, £1047 High House, £1013, £1011, £941 The Flatt, £976 Skelton Wood End, £949 Aulby Farm Hereford £974 Beckstones.

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 218.5p Osborne Farm Limousin 208.5p, 203.5p West End, 206.5p Osborne Farm, 205.5p Old Rectory Blonde 206.5p Shaw Head, 206.5p, 204.5p, 195.5 (x2) Knockneen Simmental 202.5p, 172.5p Kirtleton House Maine Anjou 192.5p Kirtleton House Fleckvieh 177.5p, 174.5p Beckstones, 176.5p, 175.5p, 173.5p Laws Hall Friesian 177.5p, 173.5p, 167.5p Skelton Wood End, 176.5p, 173.5p (x2) High House, 166.5p, 164.5p (x2) Aulby Farm, 164.5p The Flatt Beef Shorthorn 177.5p Aldermanseat Montbeliarde 171.5p, 165.5p Beeches Holstein Friesian 168.5p, 156.5p, 149.5p, 144.5p Burtholme, 144.5p Down Hall Hereford 163.5p Beckstones.

PRIME CATTLE: A larger entry of 47 prime steers and heifers were forward, achieving a good trade throughout. The sale topped at £1688.12 for a superb Limousin cross steer consigned by Messrs JJ & E Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton. The same vendor also sold the second top to £1668.20, both were purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Top pence per kilo came from Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle achieving 228.5ppk for another Limousin cross.

A large entry of heifers proved very easily sold and saw a top of £1585.85 and £1583.55 for two outstanding Limousin crosses from regular consignors Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith, both of which were purchased by Frasers Butchers, Stranraer. Charolais crosses sold to £1331.82 from Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton, purchased by King Street Butchers.

Top overall pence per kilo of 233.5ppk was attained three times all for Limousin cross heifers. Firstly, by Messrs Jarman, Brow Top, Workington then Messrs Vevers, High Stenries, Lockerbie, and finally by Messrs Miller, High Aketon, all of the above were purchased by M Wharton, Blackbrow Abattoir, Wigton.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steer: Limousin
£1688, £1668 Hundith House, £1639, £1611, £1601, £1543, £1537, £1504 The Lake British Blue £1569 The Lake Simmental £1412 Hosket Hill.

Heifer: Limousin £1585, £1583 Halfway Well, £1553, £1499, £1434, £1422 Newbiggin, £1488, £1385 Mirkbooths, £1372 High Stenries, £1342 High Aketon Charolais £1331 High Aketon, £1309 Newbiggin Hereford £1173 Cockleybank.

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin 228.5p, 224.5p, 223.5p (x2) Newbiggin, 226.5p, 220.5p, 217.5p, 216.5p, 215.5p The Lake, 219.5p Hundith House Simmental 197.5p Hosket Hill.

Heifers: Limousin 233.5p, 229.5p High Aketon, 233.5p, 229.5p High Stenries, 233.5p, 225.5p Brow Top, 229.5p (x2) Halfway Well, 225.5p, 224.5p, 221.5p Newbiggin Charolais 230.5p Newbiggin, 226.5p High Aketon Hereford 189.5p Cockleybank.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: One of the best shows of 250 cast cows seen at Borderway for some time with over 20 buyers ensuring the dearest trade to date with 3 cows selling for £2000 plus and 8 cows selling for 200ppk or more.

Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall run of 8 outstanding British Blue cows sold to average £1882.96 and 223.35ppk and topped at 892kg, 242.5p, £2163 and 954kg, 223.5p, £2132 both to Charles Kirkpatrick, 863kg, 238.5p, £2058 to David Holmes and 834kg, 226.5p, £1889, 794kg, 224.5p, £1782, 775kg, 229.5p, £1778 and 787kg, 206.5p, £1625 all to Owain Llyr.  Seymour Farms sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 729kg, 223.5p, £1629 to David Holmes.

Messrs Pattinson, Bonshawside sold the top priced Limousin cow for 865kg, 164.5p, £1422 to Messrs Roberts, Wales.  Messrs Powley, Low Northsceugh run of cows topped at 716kg, 193.5p, £1385 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Lawson, Hundith House sold the top priced Beef Shorthorn cow for 986kg, 139.5p, 139.5p, £1375 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

Once again all black and white cows were in great demand and selling well above vendors expectations.  How End Farms sold an over 30 month Brown Swiss bullock for 772kg, 176.5p, £1362 to James Gracey.  Messrs Teasdale & Sons, Halefield runs of cows topped at 891kg, 1479.5p, £1332 for a Holstein cross to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Magnay, Greenwrae sold the top priced Montbeliarde cross cow for 823kg, 146.5p, £1205 to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Hunter & Son, Berried Head run of Holstein cross cows sold a top price of 828kg, 139.5p, £1155 to Dovecote Park.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: British Blue £2163.10, £2132.19, £2058.26, £1889.01, £1785.53, £1778.63 Todd Hall, £1629.32 Seymour House, £1576.16 St Lois Farm Limousin £1422.93 Bonshawside, £1385.46 Northsceugh, £1226.25 Bail Hill, £1206.62 Langhorn, £1202.65 The Guards Beef Shorthorn £1375.47 Hundith House Brown Swiss £1362.58, £1198.80 How End Farms Holstein £1332.05 Halefield, £1149.66 Bays Leap Farm House, £1085.20 High Plains, £1067.52 Helm Farm, £1047.60 Berrier Head Aberdeen Angus £1259.55, £1233.13 Outer Woodhead Charolais £1248.98 Cherrytree House Montbeliarde £1205.70, £1030.29 Greenwrae British Blue £1159 Outer Woodhead Holstein £1155.06 Berrier Head, £1043.25 Long Meg, £1034.91 Gill Farm Hereford £1139.27 Kimmeter Green Simmental £1107.47 Balgray Hill, £1072.36 Parkgate Hall Friesian £1013.61 Bays Leap Farm House, £962.43 Dockray Hall, £938.10 Rye Close Dairy Shorthorn £1108.71 Bays Leap Farm House, £1000.35 Brisco Hill Jersey £824.92 Todd Hall Ayrshire £672.35 Brisco Hill, £617.18 High Bow.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: British Blue 242.5p, 238.5p, 229.5p, 226.5p Todd Hall Limousin 193.5p Low Northsceugh, 187.5p Bail Hill, 179.5p The Guards, 176.5p Hundith House, 176.6p Hollin Close Brown Swiss 176.5p, 166.5p How End Farm Holstein Friesian 175.5p Hill House, 161.5p Helm Farm Holstein 162.5p Long Meg Simmental 161.5p Parkgate Hall, 151.5p Balgray Hill Charolais 158.5p Cherrytree House Aberdeen Angus 158.5p, 155.5p Outer Woodhead Friesian 154.5p Rye Close, 152.5p Beyond the Moss, 149.5p Bays Leap Farm House Swedish Red 151.5p Hill House Beef Shorthorn 147.5p Bays Leap Farm House Montbeliarde 146.5p Greenwrae Hereford 145.5p Kimmeter Green Dairy Shorthorn 145.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 142.5p Brisco Hill.

CAST BULLS: 5 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall selling the top priced British Blue stock bull which sold for 1038kg, 157.5p, £1634 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: British Blue £1634.85 Todd Hall Limousin £1276 Clappers, £1209.98 Rye Close.

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: British Blue 157.5p Todd Hall Limousin 137.5p Clappers.

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 10th 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