Borderway Primestock Sale

26th October 2020

On Monday 26th October Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS: The weekly sale of bulls had a great entry of 83 forward. Topping the sale was a Limosuin bull from Greentower Farms Ltd, selling to £2086.88 to Bowland Foods. Followed by another Limousin consigned by Messrs Goldie, Townfoot selling to £2054 also to Bowland Foods.

Topping the pence per kilo section was a Limousin from Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm selling to 224.5ppk to Mr Ralph Pearson. British Blues peaked at £220.5ppk from Messrs Lawson, Stubbsgill to Bowland Foods.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £2086, £1786 New Greentowers Farm, £2054 Townfoot Farm, £1817 Hilltop Farm, £1736, £1531, £1491 Setmabanning Farm, £1678, £1504 Osborne Farm, £1488 Stubsgill Farm, Charolais £1845, £1436, £1396 South Bowerhouses, £1541 The Square, £1376 Halbankgate Farm, £1218, £1189 Carwood Farm, British Blue £1534 Stubsill Farm, £1235, £1223, £1071 Netherton, £1227, £1064 Low Farm, £1162 Plasketlands, £1160 Bectonhall, Maine Anjou £1379 Kirtleton House, Hereford £1285 Mirkbooths, Saler £1187, £1119 Carwood Farm, Simmental £1170, £1142 Kirtleton House, Holstein Friesian £1170 Wreay Hall, £1013, £980 Gates Garth Hall Farm, £987 Windy Hill, British Friesian £1088 High House, Aberdeen Angus £1070 Druidhall, £1055 Netherton, Fleckvieh £941 Laws Hall, Holstein £865 Musgrave Hall.

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: Limousin 224.5p, 218.5p Osborne Farm, 219.5p Stubsgill Farm, 216.5 Lower Griseburm, 213.5p Haltcliffe, 208.5p, 207.5p Setmabanning Farm, 207.5p Wood Hall, 206.5p Hilltop Farm, 204.5p Beckstones Farm, 183.5p Low Farm, 168.5p, 166.5p Aulby Farm, British Blue 220.5p Stubsgill Farm, 195.5p, 176.5p Low Farm, 185.5p, 173.5p, 169.5p Netherton, 181.5p, 180.5p Plasketlands, Charolais 209.5p South Bowerhouses, 209.5p The Square, 187.5p Hallbankgate Farm, 183.5p, 180.5p Carwood Farm, Saler 177.5p, 172.5p Carwood Farm, Hereford 178.5p Mirkbooths, Maine Anjou 169.5p Kirtleton House, Simmental 169.5p Kirtleton House, British Friesian 168.5p, 166.5p, 165.5p Aulby Farm, 165.5p High House, Holstein 167.5p Musgrave Hall, Stabiliser 167.5p Heatheryhall Farm, Swedish Red & White 167.5p Laws Hall, Aberdeen Angus 167.5p Netherton, Montbelairde 167.5p, 153.5p Heatheryhall Farm, Holstein Friesian 165.5p, £154 Wreay Hall, 157.5p Laws Hall, 159.5p Gates Hall Farm, 155.5p Windy Hill, Fleckvieh 157.5p Laws Hall.

PRIME CATTLE: A larger entry of 43 prime steers and heifers were forward, with trade being good throughout , although some classes were easier on the week.

Top overall was a superb black Limousin cross steer from Messrs RJ Harrison, Aikhead, Wigton, who attained £1814 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Charolais crosses sold to £1648 from Messrs Wilson, Bowscales Farm, Maryport. Top pence per kilo of 235.5ppk was achieved twice, firstly by Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton with his Limousin cross and secondly by Messrs Harrison, Aikhead, Wigton with another Limousin.

Heifers sold to a day’s top of £1597.35 from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont, with a Limousin cross purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. The same vendor sold the top priced Charolais cross to £1587.95. Top overall pence per kilo was a superb Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Millburn, Wall End, Brampton, who received 239.5ppk and was purchased by Owain Llyr, Ruthin. Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill, Carlisle sold another to 237.5ppk and was purchased by King Street Butchers.

Leading Prices per Head:
Heifers: Limousin £1597 Loughrigg Farm, £1422 Wall End Farm, £1380, £1365, £1314 Plasket Lands Farm, £1378 Stubsgill Farm, Charolais £1587 Loughrigg Farm, £1352 South Bowerhouses.

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Heifers: Limousin
239.5p Wall End Farm, 237.5p (x2) Hosket Hill Farm, 231.5p Loughrigg Farm, 230.5p, 227.5p, 219.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, Charolais 227.5p Loughrigg Farm.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin £1814, £1652 Aikhead, £1726, £1671 Bothel Parks, £1587, £1533 Hoddamtown, £1501 Hosket Hill Farm, Charolais £1648, £1504, £1502 Bowscales Farm, British Blue £1374, £1324 Broomhills Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1326 Rose Farm,

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin
235.5p, 231.5p Bothel Parks, 235.5p, 230.5p, 228.5p Aikhead, 229.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 225.5p Hosket Hill Farm, 224.5p Hoddamtown, 215.5p Rose Farm, Aberdeen Angus 203.5p Rose Farm, Charolais 202.5p, 200.5p Bowscale Farm.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A large offering of 356 cast cows and bulls forward to the usual large attendance of 18 buyers around Borderway’s weekly sale of cows. Trade was brisk throughout with vendors delighted with their returns. Cows were seen to achieve a day’s top of £1785.51 for a Limousin from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Penrith with Haas Side Farms, Lockerbie selling another to £1652.49 both purchased by Owain Llyr. British Blue cows sold to £1528.29 from Messrs Coates, Rainscar, Settle. Top price per kilo cow was for the aforementioned from Haas Side Farms who achieved 213.5ppkg with Messrs Jenkinson selling to 207.5ppkg. The British Blue cows sold to 203.5ppkg and 199.5ppkg both for Rainscar Farm. Dairy bred cows were very easily sold with a day’s top of £1114.16 for a Holstein Friesian from Evening Hill Farm Ltd, Carlisle and was purchased by Dovecote Park Ltd. Friesians from Messrs Armstrong, Dykesfield Farm, Carlisle peaked at £1102.73 again purchased by Dovecoate Park. Top pence per kilo of 162.5 was received by Messrs Gillespie, High Ploughlands, Carlisle and purchased by Messrs Fell, Settle

Leading Prices per head: Limousin £1785, £1630, £1406, £1344, £1293 Clifton Moor, £1652 Haas Side Farm, £1414 Mains of Minnydow, £1329 Dundraw Farm, £1280 North View, £1234 Walton Woodhead, British Blue £1528, £1496 Rainscar, £1287 Skelcies Hall, £1213 Wall End Farm, £1201 The Hill, £1055 Cardew House, Aberdeen Angus £1169 Townfoot Farm, £905 Crosshill Farmhouse, £874, £821 Druidhall, £800 Lesson Hall, Holstein Friesian £1114 Evening Hill, £1027 Whitrigg Grange, £1012, £1001 High Ploughlands, £993 Wood End, £988 Brackenhow, £981 Windy Hill, £972 Becklees Farm, £960 Dykesfield Farm, £948 Breckney Hill, Charolais £1277 South Bowerhouse, £1134 Clappers Farm, £1019 Ellonby Hall, British Friesian £1102 Dykesfield Farm, £929 High House, £823 Harelawhole, £741 Whitehead Hill Farm, £714 High House, Beef Shorthorn £1100 East Unthank Farm, £910 Crossdykes Farm, Holstein £1099 Creca Hall, £836 Gaitsgill Hall Farm, £817 Flatt Bank, Simmental £1067, £1032 Viewfield Farm, £1014 Oakrigg Farm, £1000, £938, £903 Balgray Hill, Saler £1064, £954 Colstons, Blonde £1064 Cardew House, £1042 Shaw Head, Montbeliarde £1054, £906 Brayshaw, £956 East Nethershields Farm, £847 High House, £835 Swordwellrigg Farm, Hereford £1016 Colstons, Piemontese £936 Allerbeck Farm, Dairy Shorthorn £928 Breckney Hill, Devon Red £917 West End Farm, Fleckvieh £889, £883, £823 Woodend Farm, MRI £791 Whitehead Hill Farm, Blue Grey £788 Blackburn Farm, Belted Galloway £677 Gofton Field Head.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 213.5p Haas Side Farm, 207.5p, 194.5p Clifton Moor, 177.5p Douglas Hall Farm, 169.5p Nealhouse Farm, 169.5p Reddings, 165.5p Walton Woodhead, 164.5p Cracop Farm, 164.5p Fellside Farm, 163.5p Crossdykes Farm, British Blue 203.5p, 199.5p Rainscar, 170.5p Wall End Farm, 165.5p The Hill, 152.5p Skelcies Hall, 143.5p The Beeches, Hereford 181.5p Colstons, Holstein Friesian 162.5p, 151.5p High Ploughlands, 157.5p Windy Hill, 152.5p (x2) Skelcies Hall, 147.5p Woodhouse, 147.5p Brackenhow, 142.5p Milton Farm, 141.5p Becklees Farm, Beef Shorthorn 159.5p East Unthank Farm, 130.5p Crossdykes Farm, Piemontese 159.5p Allerbeck Farm, Fleckvieh 157.5p, 145.5p, 132.5p Woodend Farm, Montbeliarde 150.5p Seymour House, 139.5p (x2), 117.5p, 116.5p Brayshaw, 124.5p, 112.5p Swordwellrigg Farm, 116.5p East Nethershields Farm, Simmental 147.5p, 126.5p Viewfield Farm, 134.5p, 133.5p, 128.5p Balgray Hill, 133.5p Merryshield, 133.5p Blackburn Farm, Charolais 147.5p Ellonby Hall, 147.5p South Bowerhouses, 137.5p Clappers Farm, 131.5p Kimmeter Green, Blonde 147.5p Cardew House, 140.5p Shaw Head, Holstein 146.5p, 136.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 123.5p Creca Hall, 113.5p East Nethershields Farm, Saler 144.5p, 142.5p Colstons, British Friesian 137.5p (x2) Thornington Farm, 130.5p Dykesfield Farm, 120.5p High House (Colby) 115.5p High House (Southernby), Devon Red 133.5p West End Farm, Aberdeen Angus 131.5p, 128.5p Druidhall, 130.5p Townfoot Farm, 119.5p Crosshill Farmhouse, Blue Grey 118.5p Blackburn Farm, Dairy Shorthorn 117.5p Breckney Hill, Belted Galloway 117.5p, 103.5p Field Head, MRI 115.5p Whitehead Hill Farm, Lincoln Red 104.5p Conhess Farm.

CAST BULLS: 11 cast bulls forward and were seen to sell to a top of £1588.13 for a Limousin from Messrs Neill & Partners, Upper Nisbett, Jedburgh and top pence per kilo of 167.5 was paid to Messrs Spedding, Stone Flatts, Carlisle for another Limousin stock bull.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1588 Upper Nisbet Farm, £1529 Stone Flatts, £1331 Shield Farm, £1287 Hargill House, £1272 Willimoteswick Farm, £1239 Broomhills, Aberdeen Angus £1078 Boreland Cottage.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 167.5p Stone Flatts, 15.6p, 146.5p Cairmie, 137.5p Upper Nisbet Farm, 121.5p Hargill House, Highland 134.5p, 125.5p (x2), 121.5p Woodfoot, Simmental 129.5p Woodfoot, Shorthorn 126.5p Woodfoot, Aberdeen Angus 112.5p Boreland Cottage.

PRIME SHEEP: 2358 prime and cast sheep were forward with a decent turn out of prime lambs despite weather conditions and a dip in trade going against the them, those who braved both would be more than happy with their rewards with an overall average of 203 and SQQ 217.5p showing a fantastic return.

M/s Urwin, Hill House, Kirklinton topped the sale selling a pen of 41kg Beltex at £123 to
Mr R Skelton, Newhall Farm

Top per kilo at 302.5p was a trio of Dutch Texels from M/s Wigham, Hargill House, Haltwhistle which sold to Mr A Dawson,

Also achieving 300p was a pen of 37kg Beltex from Messrs McCrone, Beech Croft, Ivegill which sold for £111 to Mr R Skelton, Newhall Farm

Leading prices per head: Beltex £123 Hill House; £121, £114 High Old Shield Farm; £119, £115 The Throp; £118 Wavercroft; £115, £112(x2) Grassgarth; £114 Pasture House Farm; £114 Castlehill; £112(x2) Walton Woodhead; £112, £111 Beechcroft Farm; £110 Thethwaite Farm; £110 Kilnknowe; £110(x2) Hollands; £110 Flimby Hall Dutch Texel £121, £116, £111.5, £111, £110,  Hargill House; £109(x2), £106, £102 Unity Farm Texel £114, £106 , £102, £100(x2) Wavercroft; £111 Newbiggin Farm; £109.5, £100 Mossband Hall; £105 Birks Farm; £105 Denton Mains; £104 Thethwaite Farm; £104 High House; £104(x2), £103, 101 Flimby Hall; £103 High Wreay Farm; £102  Brisco Meadows; £100 Stanger Hill; £100 Wallhead Berrichon £90, £86 Gelt Hall Farm Blackface £85 Penpeugh BFL £80 Ormathwaite Charollais £100 Denton Mains Greyface £89 Border Rigg; £87.5 Hundith House; £87 Penpeugh; £86.5 Spout Bank; £86 Flimby Hall; £86 Kilnknowe; £86 High Burnfoot; £85, £83.5 Gapshields; £85, £82 Hargill House; £84 Baggrow Farm; £83 The Throp; £82 Coombe Crag; £80(x2) High Burnfoot Suffolk £95 Wavercroft; £94, £92, £85 Sowerby Wood Farm; £91 Brisco Meadows; £90 Denton Mains; £89 Roe Farm; £87 Little Orton Farm; £85 Wydon Farm.

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Dutch Texel 302.5p, 301p, 276.2p, 271.6p, 264.3p Hargill House; 269.1p, 259.5p, 253.8p Unity Farm Beltex 300p Beechcroft Farm; 300p, 261.1p Hill House 291.4p, 272.7p Wavercroft; 288.1p, 278p High Old Shield Farm; 286.7p, 280.5p The Throp; 282.1p, 275.9p Hollands; 280.5p, 273.2p Grassgarth;  278p, 265.9p Castlehill; 265.9p Braithwaite Hall; 262.7, 261.5 Mid Farm; 262.1p Pasture House Farm; 257.5p Walton Woodhead Suffolk 200p The Croft; 197.7p Wydon Farm; 193.5p Roe Farm; 190p Wavercroft; 189.6p Brisco Meadows; 188.9p Sowerby Wood Farm; 183.2p Little Orton Farm; 180.4p Sowerby Wood Farm Berrichon 200p Gelt Hall Farm Texel 265.1p, 238.1p, 217p, 216.3p Wavercroft; 254.7p, 224.7p Mossband Hall; 226.7p Brisco Meadows; 224.4p, 221.3p, 218.9p Flimby Hall; 218.4p Albyfield; 217.8p, 216.7p High House; 217.6p Newbiggin; 213.3 Rietfontain; 213p Whiteside Farm; 212.5 Wydon Farm Greyface 197.8p Border Rigg; 186.2p Hundith House; 184.9p Kilnknowe; 183.5p Gapshields; 182.6p Baggrow Farm; 182.4p The Throp; 180.2p Spout Bank Herdwick 196.2p Troutbeck Cottage;

CAST SHEEP: At the weekly sale 300 cast ewes and rams were forward with trade being dearer on the week for all classes.  Topping todays sale at £98.50 was a Suffolk cross ewe from Messrs Johnstone, Springfield Farm.  Horned ewes sold well topping at £50 for a pen of 11 from Messrs Smith, Roachburn.  Mules topped at £82 from Messrs Armstrong, Shankfield Head.  Large sheep regularly achieved £90 plus.

EwesSuffolk £98.50 Springfield Farm, £90 West End Farm, Texel £97.50  £92.50 (x2) £89.50 (x2) £87.50  East Foreshields, £96.50 £90, £88  Geltside Farm, £95.50 Mid Farm, £91.50 Roe Farm, £87.50 High Pow Cottage, £86.50 Birks Farm, £86 Shankfield Head, Blue Faced Leicester £82 Shankfield Head, Grey Faced £82 Shankfield Head, £75.50 £73.50 Birks Farm, £73.50 Rose Croft, £73.50 Penny Hill Park, Swaledale £50 £41 £39 £35.50 Roachburn Farm, £48 Coombe Crag, £47.50 £35.50 Pennyhill Park, £43.50 £36.50 Haining House Farm, £39 Shankfield Head, £38.50 Underbank, £35.50 Border Rigg, £35 High Burnfoot, Herdwick £35.50 Pennyhill Park.

Rams – Suffolk £91.50 The Croft


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