Borderway Primstock Sale

17th September 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 17th September Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where they had a larger show of 581 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle and a smaller entry of 1868 prime sheep forward.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A large show of 465 cast cows and stock bulls were forward, with a plainer show of cattle on offer, resulting in the well fleshed cows being in high demand.

Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm sold a British Blue cross cow for 822kg, 213.5ppk or £1754 and was purchased by Owain Llyr. Kedzlie Farms run of outstanding cows topped at 896kg, 178.5ppk or £1599 for a Limousin cross cow and to 820kg, 183.5ppk or £1504 for a British Blue cross cow purchased by Mr Sean McGimpsey, with Limousin cows selling for 214.5ppk to Mr Kenny McCreary. Kedzlie Farms sold the top priced Charolais cow which sold for 804kg, 175.5ppk or £1411 also to Mr McCreary. Messrs Bowe & Sons, Foulskyke Farm run of Blonde cows topped at 800kg, 186.5ppk or £1492 and to 749kg, 192.5ppk or £1441 both of which were purchased by Owain Llyr. Kedzlie Farms sold a Luing heifer for 190.5ppkto Mr James Gracey.

A plain show of black and white cows were on offer, however all classes sold well. Messrs Henderson & Son, Park House Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 769kg, 143.5ppk or £1103 to Mr Les Fell, who also purchased Messrs Speddings, Stone Flatts Holstein cross cow which sold for 756kg, 143.5ppk or £1084. Messrs Errington, Lowther Low Moor sold the top priced Montbeliarde cross cow for 768kg, 136.5ppk or £1048 to Roberts. Messrs Coulthard, Laversdale Farm sold the top priced British Friesian cow, which sold for 729kg, 143.5ppk or £1046 to Mr Malcolm Allan. Messrs Moore, Brayshaw run of cows topped at 872kg, 119.5ppk or £1042 for a Montbeliarde cross and was purchased by Mr Les Fell. Messrs Little, & Son, Kirkbride House sold a Holstein cross cow for 807kg, 126.5ppk or £1026 to Dawn Meats.

Others heifers sold to 154.5ppk and 149.5ppk for Holstein crosses from Low Wood Dairy. Others to 147.5ppk from Messrs Bowker, Rigghead, and to 145.5ppk from Messrs Spedding, Stone Flatts. Montbeliarde crosses to 153.5ppk from Messrs Magnay, Greenwrae, and others to 141.5ppk from Messrs Willey, Broomfield Farm.

A good show of 13 stock bulls were on offer, with Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm selling the top priced Limousin stock bull for 763kg, 185.5ppk or £1415 to Mr Kevin McCreary. Valley Fields sold the top priced Simmental stock bull which sold for 923kg, 142.5ppk or £1315 also to Mr McCreary. Messrs Noble, Mill Farm sold the top priced Blondestock bull, which sold for 894kg, 144.5ppk or £1291 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Cow price per head: British Blue £1754 Osborne Farm, £1504 Kedzlie Farm, £1159 Cold Shields, £1135 Maulscastle Farm, £1093 Rosgill Head, Limousin £1599, £1347, £1327, £1284, £1283, £1273, £1181, £1148, £1122 Kedzlie Farm, £1292 Dalebottom Farm, £1279 The Faulds, £1271 Whiteside Farm, £1226 Little Orton Farm, £1172 The Guards, £1155, £1126 Chapel House, £1131 Hundith House, £1128 Rosgill Head, £1127 Meikleholm Farm, £1117 Walton Woodhead, Blonde £1492, £1441, £1370, £1285 Foulskyke Farm,£1202, £1142, £1107 Northrigg Hill, £1059 High Drybarrows, Charolais £1411, £1398 Kedzlie Farm, £1071 The Swaites, Simmental £1226, £1120 Newbie Mains, £1126 Kedzlie Farm, Shorthorn £1189 Broomfield Farm, Luing £1143, £1096 Kedzlie Farm, Holstein £1114 Hensol, £1020 Kirkbride House, £954 Burnside, £934 Low Wood, Holstein Friesian £1103 Park House Farm, £1084 Stone Flatts, £989, £940 Whins Farm, £986 Low House Farm, £975 Arbrack, £959 Berrier Head, £952 Gate Farm, £941 Upper Barr, £931 Hadderdale, £928 Berrier Head, £920 Gimmenbie, £914 Old Town Farm, £912 Manor House, Montbeliarde £1048 Lowther Low Moor, £1042 Brayshaw, £960 Broomfield Farm, £953, £929 Fauldie, £927 Stonewalls, British Friesian £1046 Laversdale Farm, Aberdeen Angus £930 Meikleholm Farm, £915 Potholm, Swedish Red & White £911, £908 Brayshaw.

Leading Cast Bull price per head: Limousin £1415 Little Orton Farm, £1262, £1201 Gate Farm, £1204 Rosgill Head, Simmental £1315 Burnfoot Farm, Hereford £1291 High Brow Nelson, Blonde £1291 Mill Farm, British Blue £1181 Woodhall Brow Farm.

Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: Limousin 214.5p, 183.5p, 178.5p, 173.5p, 169.5p, 167.5p (x2), 162.5p, 156.5p Kedzlie Farm, 181.5p Ghyll House Farm, 174.5p The Guards, 173.5p Whiteside Farm, 172.5p, 168.5p Chapel House, 171.5p The Faulds, 165.5p Walton Woodhead, 164.5p Dalebotton Farm, 161.5p, 156.5p Little Orton Farm, 161.5p Rosgill Head, British Blue 213.5p Osborne Farm, 183.5p Kedzlie Farm, 172.5p, 151.5p Cold Shields, 163.5p Rosgill Head, 157.5p Hundith House, 153.5p Maulscastle Farm, Blonde 197.5p, 184.5p, 158.5p Northrigg Hill, 192.5p, 186.5p, 166.5p, 160.5p Foulskyke Farm, 150.5p High Drybarrows, Luing 190.5p, 144.5p Kedzlie Farm, 133.5p Wydon Farm, Holstein 185.5p Hensol, 154.5p, 149.5p Low Wood, 147.5p Riggheads, 137.5p Stubbyknowe, 127.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 126.5p Kirkbride House, 123.5p Linghaw Farm, 120.5p Burnside, Charolais 175.5p, 165.5p Kedzlie Farm, Montbeliarde 153.5p Greenwrae, 141.5p, 129.5p Broomfield Farm, 136.5p Lowther Low Moor, 126.5p Stonewalls, 124.5p, 122.5p Fauldie, Simmental 153.5p, 145.5p Newbie Mains, 140.5p, 133.5p Kedzlie Farm, Shorthorn 148.5p, 146.5p Broomfield Farm, Holstein Friesian 145.5p, 143.5p Stone Flatts, 143.5p Park House Farm, 127.5p Old Town Farm, 125.5p Gate Farm, 125.5p Low House Farm, 122.5p, 120.5p Whins Farm, 122.5p Arbrack, 122.5p Hadderdale, British Friesian 143.5p Laversdale Farm, 129.5p, 123.5p Peluto Park, 120.5p Low House Farm, Aberdeen Angus 141.5p, 127.5p (x3) Druidhall, 134.5p Meikleholm Farm, 127.5p Potholm, Fleckvieh 132.5p Broomfield Farm, Ayrshire 127.5p Riggheads, 122.5p Carleton Hill Farm, Longhorn 127.5p Kirkland Farm, Hereford 125.5p High Brow Nelson, Swedish Red & White 123.5p, 122.5p Brayshaw, Beef Shorthorn 121.5p Lodge Hill.

Leading Cast Bull price per kilo: Limousin 189.5p Meikleholm Farm, 185.5p Little Orton Farm, 171.5p Crosshill Farmhouse, 138.5p Hensol, 130.5p Gate Farm, Staberliser 161.5p The Swaites, Belted Galloway 148.5p Sarkside, Blonde 144.5p Mill Farm, Simmental 142.5p Burnfoot Farm, British Blue 141.59 Woodhall Brow Farm, Aberdeen Angus 139.5p Crosshill Farmhouse, Holstein Friesian 135.5p (x2), 127.5p Woodend Farm.  

Prime Bulls: A smaller entry of 71 prime bulls were forward, with all classes remaining a good steady trade. Top overall was a Limousin cross from first time vendors Messrs Hubbock, Rising Sun, Hexham who received £1686 and was purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Simmentals sold to £1636.34 from Messrs Goldie, Newbie Mains, Annan.

Top overall pence per kilo of 227.55ppk was achieved twice, firstly by Messrs Little, Guards, Carlisle and was purchased by Ralph Pearson, and secondly by Messrs Sparke, Little Swinburne, Hexham and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. British Blues sold to 221.5ppk from Messrs Brough, Old Rectory Farm, Carlisle, again purchased by Bowland Foods.

Black and whites peaked at £1084.18 from Messrs Little, Kirkbride, Wigton and to a top overall of 179.5ppk from the same good home.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1686 Tyne Green, £1616, £1355 Lower Griseburn, £1575 Hundith House, £1562, £1552, £1449 Stubsgill Farm, £1557, £1465, £1447 Maison Gill, £1555, £1468 Dumbretton Farm, £1394, £1368 Old Rectory Farm, Simmental £1636, £1542 Newbie Mains, £1500 Kirtleton House, British Blue £1348 Old Rectory Farm, Blonde £1258, £1237, £1224 Oakwoodhill, Montbeliarde £1084, £1045 Kirkbride House, British Friesian £1067, £1003, £978, £970, £964, £963, £900 Aulby Farm, £1049, £972 Durdar House, Holstein Friesian £1010 Old Town Farm, £1006, £985 Durdar House, £1001 Wood Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 227.5p The Guards, 227.5p Little Swinburne Farm, 225.5p, 221.5p Maison Gill, 225.5p, 217.5p, 217.5p Reddings, 224.5p Tyne Green, 224.5p Lower Griseburn, 223.5p, 216.5p Old Rectory Farm, 217.5p Stubsgill Farm, 216.5p Park View, British Blue 221.5p Old Rectory Farm, Blonde 199.5p, 196.5p Oakwoodhill, Simmental 195.5p (x2) Newbie Mains, 189.5p Kirtleton House, Montbeliarde 179.5p, 169.5p Kirkbride House, British Friesian 167.5p, 166.5p, 165.5p, 164.5p, 162.5p Aulby Farm, 160.5p Durdar House, Holstein Friesian 159.5p, 152.5p Durdar House, 156.5p Old Town Farm, Aberdeen Angus 157.5p Justicetown.

Prime Cattle: A similar entry of 41 prime steers and heifers were forward with all classes selling very well on the week. Top overall was an outstanding Charolais cross steer from Messrs TB Taylor, Northholm of Grange, Lanark, who achieved £1839.64 and was purchased by Kenny McCreary, Ireland. Top British Blue cross was from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle and top priced Limousin cross came from Messrs Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle, both of which were purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo was a Limousin cross from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton achieving 232.5ppk and 231.5ppk.

Heifers seen a day’s top of £1528.07 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse, Carlisle and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top British Blue cross came from the same home and peaked at £1457.33. Top overall pence per kilo was a super Limousin cross from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton, achieving 236.5ppk and was purchased by Whittaker, The Butchers, Accrington.

More are needed on a weekly basis.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Charolais £1839 Northholm of Grange, £1468 Greenhills, British Blue £1666 Nealhouse Farm, £1473 Gill Farm, Limousin £1614, £1583, £1553 Gill Farm, £1606, £1599 (x2) Hundith House, £1550 Nether Stenries, £1432, £1418 Croft Farm, British Friesian £1434, £1256 Gelt Hall Farm, Blonde £1430 Greenhills, Hereford £1353 Croft Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1528, £1351 Nealhouse Farm, £1430, £1424 Hundith House, £1367 Bowscale Farm, £1354 Osborne Farm, British Blue £1457 Nealhouse Farm.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 232.5p, 231.5p, 230.5p, 213.5p Hundith House, 229.5p, 227.5p, 218.5p Gill Farm, 222.5p Nether Stenries, 217.5p Croft Farm, British Blue 225.5p Nealhouse Farm, 210.5p Gill Farm, Simmental 216.5p Nether Stenries, Hereford 209.5p Croft Farm, Charolais 203.5p Northholm of Grange, British Friesian 203.5p, 173.5p Gelt Hall Farm.

Heifers: Limousin 236.5p, 235.5p Hundith House, 233.5p, 228.5p Nealhouse Farm, 233.5p Osborne Farm, British Blue 229.5p Nealhouse Farm, Aberdeen Angus 195.5p Druidhall.

Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes – The weekly sale of prime sheep had a smaller entry of 1530 lambs and 350 ewes forward. Well fleshed sheep sold well into the £80’s and beyond, or to 180ppk plus for commercial types.

Top price of the day was £96.80 and was achieved twice, firstly by Messrs TP Wigham, Hargill House, Coanwood for seven Dutch Texels, and secondly by Messrs J Oliver & Sons, Walton Woodhead, Brampton with a pen of eight Beltex, with both pens being purchased by Mr A Dawson. Messrs J Oliver & Sons pen also topped the pence per kilo at 220ppk.

Cast ewes remained a good trade and sold to a top of £107.50 for a pair of Texel ewes from Messrs M Batty, Flimby Hall, Maryport.

Prime lambs leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £96.80, £91.80 (x2), £89.80, £88.80 Hargill House, Beltex £96.80, £90, £83.80 (x2), £82.80 Walton Woodhead, £88.80, £84.80 Castlehill, £86.60, £84.80, £83.80 Hollands, Suffolk £94.80, £86.80 Park House, £80.80 White House, Texel £90.80 Walton Woodhead, £90.80, £86.80, £85.80, £85 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £90 (x2) New Grange Farm, £90, £87.80 (x3) Park House Farming, £90 Albyfield, £90 Milton Mains, £88.80 Glebelands, £88.80 Low House Farm, £85.80 Longsyke Farm, £85 New Grange Farm, £85 Wood Head, Greyfaced £78.80 Spoutbank, £70.30 High Town, Blackfaced £76 Stobbs Farm.

Prime lambs leading prices per kilo: Dutch Texel £96.80, £91.80 (x2), £89.80, £88.80 Hargill House, Beltex £96.80, £90, £83.80 (x2), £82.80 Walton Woodhead, £88.80, £84.80 Castlehill, £86.80, £84.80, £83.80 Hollands, Suffolk £94.80, £86.80 Park House, £80.80 White House, £80 Town Head, Texel £90.80 Walton Woodhead, £90.80, £86.80, £85.80, £85 Thirlwall Castle, £90 (x2) New Grange Farm, £90, £87.80 (x3) Park House, £90 Albyfield, £90 Milton Mains, £88.80 Glebelands, £88.80 Low House Farm, £85.80 Longsyke Farm, £85 New Grange Farm, £85 Wood Head, Grayfaced £73.80 Spoutbank, £70.30 High Town, Blackfaced £67 Stobbs Farm.