At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 8th January, Harrison & Hetherington held their sale of prime cattle and sheep. An entry of 605 Cast Cows, prime bull and clean cattle along with 2109 prime sheep were forward at the first sale of the year.
Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A massive show of 450 cast cows and stock bulls on offer with many new vendors coming to Carlisle to take advantage of the massive ring side of 25 buyers which ensured a great start to 2018.
M/s Little, The Guards sold two outstanding Limousin cows for 733kg at 225.5p totalling £1652 and 831kg at 181.5p totalling £1508 bought by Ralph Pearson and Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Hunter, Upper Brydekirk sold a pure Limousin cow for 873kg at 175.5p totalling £1532 again to Mr Kirkpatrick. M/s Murray, The Throp sold the top priced British Blue x cow selling for 844kg at 180.5p totalling £1523 to Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s D A Harrison, Hill House Farm run of outstanding cows topped at 816kg at 186.5p, £1521 for a Limousin x bought by Owain Llyr who also bought by Mr Gary Bell, Haas Grove Farm, Limousin x cow which sold for 742kg at 197.5p totalling £1465. M/s Greenbank, The Faulds sold the top priced Blonde cow which sold for 843kg at 172.5p, £1454 to Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Little, Greenhill topped at 185.5p to James Gracey, Aberdeen.
A plainer show of black and white cows on offer however trade for all classes would be flying throughout.
M/s Robson, Gelt House sold the top priced Montbeliarde x cow for 901kg at 134.5p totalling £1211 to Dawn Meats. M/s Armstrong, Litteton Farm Holstein x cows topped 823kg at 135.5p, £1115 and 813kg at 132.5p, £1077 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick and Mr Roberts. M/s Rome, Fauldie cows topped at 815kg at 133.5p, £1088 for a Holstein x bought by Dawn Meats.
M/s Bowker, Riggheads Holstein x cows topped at 701kg at 154.5p , £1083 bought by Alan Jarvis. M/s Bell, High Dyke Farm sold the top priced Ayrshire cow selling for 691kg at 154.5p, £1067 and 873kg, 121.5p, £1060 for a Holstein x bought by Les Fell and Mr Malcolm Allan. M/s Robinson, Burtholme Farm sold a Holstein x cow which sold for 894kg, 117.5p, £1050 to Dawn Meats. Black and heifers sold for 145.5 & 144.5 from Blencogo House Farm purchased by Les Fell and Alan Jarvis. M/s Bowe, Low Plains sold Holstein x heifers for 144.5p and MRI heifers for 142.5p and 141.5p to Charles Kirkpatrick, Les Fell and Steven Bowes. Firth Head Partners sold a Holstein x heifer for 141.5p to David Holmes. M/s Kerr & Son, Gamerigg Farm sold a Holstein x heifer for 141.5p to Alan Jarvis.
A large show of 12 stock bulls on offer. M/s Kitching, Dale Bottom Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 883kg at 182.5p, £1611 to Ralph Pearson, also form the same home 1128kg at 147.5p, totalling £1663 to Charles Kirkpatrick.
Leading prices per head: Limousin £1652, £1508 The Guards £1532 Upper Brydekirk, £1521, £1223, £1213, £1208 Hill House, £1465 Haas Grove, £1389 Laverock Bridge, £1367 Little Orton, £1241 Sanders Close, £1226 Bowscale Farm, £1187 Hen Moss Farm, £1163 West Wharmley, £1126 The Faulds, £1109 Greenhill Farm, £1100 Fell End, £1100 Claremont British Blue £1523 The Throp, £1395, £1145 Hill House, £1366 Lower Langshaw, £1245 Greenhill Farm, £1144 Bowscale Farm Blonde £1454 The Faulds, £1316 Greenhill Farm Charolais £1335 South Bowerscales Bazadais £1308 Hen Moss Farm, Montbeliarde £1211 Gelt House, £1024, £1004 Westray Farm, £985 Fauldie, £967, £959 Beeches Aberdeen Angus £1167 Townfoot Farm, £994 Claremont Properties Holstein £1115, £1077, £920 Littleton Farm, £1083 Riggheads, £989, £954 Blencogo House, £948 Firthhead, £941 Petteril Bank, £932 Broathill Hereford £1097 Relief Farm, Holstein Friesian £1088 Fauldie, £1060 High Dyke Farm, £1050 Burtholme Farm, £1025 Hadderdale, £1007 Grange House, £1002 Broadlea, £985 Slealands Burn, £984 The Laurels, £957, £930 Limekilns, £941, £910 Upper Barr, £933, £907 Becton Hall, £908 High Ground, £903 High Pow Ayrshire £1067 High Dyke Farm British Friesian £946 Aulby Farm, £931 Wellington Farm, £915 Croft Farm, £903 Thornington Farm Beef Shorthorn £940 South Corrielaw
Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 225.5p, 181.5p The Guards, 200.5p Barsalloch Farm, 197.5p, 167.5p Haas Grove Farm, 186.5p, 173.5p, 163.5p Hill House , 185.5p Greenhill Farm, 175.5p Laverock Bridge, 169.5p Tundegarth Mains, 165.5p West Wharmley, 163.5p Bowscale Farm, 161.5p Highside Farm, 161.5p Sanders Close, 159.5p Greenbank, 157.5p Hen Moss Farm British Blue 180.5p The Throp, 180.5p Bowscales, 176.5p Lower Langshaw, 169.5p Mirkbooths, 166.5p, 161.5p Hill House, 164.5p Greenhill Farm, Bazadaise 174.5p Hen Moss Farm, Hereford 166.5p Relief Farm, Holstein 154.5p Riggheads, 145.5p, 144.5p Blencogo House, 141.5p Firthhead, 139.5p Petteril Bank, 135.5p, 132.5p Littleton Farm, 126.5p Home Farm Ayrshire 154.5p High Dyke Farm, 129.5p Low Plains Aberdeen Angus 150.5p Lesson Hall, 131.5p Greenhill Farm, 129.5p, 126.5p Claremont Properties Holstein Friesian 144.5p, 134.5p, 133.5p, 131.5p, 129.5p (x2), 125.5p Low Plains, 141.5p, 137.5p Gamerigg, 139.5p Home Farm, 133.5p Fauldie, 133.5p Park House, 131.5p, 125.5p High Grounds, 131.5p Lane End Farm, 127.5p Limekilns Farm, 126.5p Hadderdale British Blue X 141.5p Edges Green, 128.5p, 127.5p West Wharmley British Friesian 139.5p Bailey Town, 137.5p Brackenthwaite Farm, 133.5p Wellington Farm, 127.5p, 125.5p Thornington Farm Charolais 139.5p South Bowerhouses, 134.5p Brewery House Barn MRI 142.5p, 141.5p Low Plains Montbeliarde 134.5p Gelt House, 128.5p, 127.5p Westray Farm, 127.5p Beeches, 127.5p Fauldie Blonde 172.5p The Faulds, 150.5p Greenhill Farm Beef Shorthorn 131.5p South Corrielaw Dairy Shorthorn 115.5p Marleycote Walls
Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1663, £1611 Dalebottom Farm, £1430 Upper Brydekirk, £1307 Upper Carbarns Farm British Blue £1210 Belmont Farm Aberdeen Angus £1189 Robberby
Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 182.5p, 147.5p Dalebottom Farm, 168.5p, 152.5p Upper Carbarns Farm, Aberdeen Angus 126.5p Robberby
Prime Bulls –. A great entry of 96 prime bulls were forward with all classes of bulls in high demand. Top overall was a Limousin bull from M/s Watson, Sanders Close, Slaggyford which totalled £1934.57 purchased by Mr Kirkpatrick.
Top overall pence per kilo was 244.5p which was received by M/s Proctor, Old Swarland Hall, Morpeth for a fantastic Limousin bull which was purchased by Ralph Pearson.
Black and whites were in great demand topping at £1275.25 from M/s Prudham, Whitefield, brmapton for a Holstein Friesian purchased by JA Jewitt Ltd. Top pence per kilo was a Friesian from M/s Graham, Middle Farm, Gamelsby which achieved 185.5p and wa purchased by J A Jewitt Meats Ltd
Leading prices per head: Limousin £1934 Sanders Close, £1875, £1661 Townfoot Farm, £1730, £1669, £1405 Swarland Old Hall, £1707 Lower Griseburn, £1648, £1580 Sarkshields Farm, £1641 Greenbrae, £1552, £1379 High Whinnow, £1533 West End Farm, £1509 Townfoot, £1506, £1328 Whitefield, £1488, £1350 Mirkbooths, £1441 Beeches Simmental £1811, £1547 Newbie Mains, £1418 Oakrigg Farm British Blue £1754 The Laurels, £1329 Low Farm, £1300 Laws Hall, £1104 Tundergarth Mains, £1076 Brackenhill Charolais £1551 Clea Mire, £1386 Hallbankgate Farm Aberdeen Angus £1279 Branckenhill, Holstein Friesian £1275, £1121 Whitefield, £1156 Buckabank, £1152, £1077, £1069 Bectonhall, £1123 High Whinnow, £1080, £991 Durdar House, £1036 Randalinton Farm, £1009, £1006 High Whinnow Farm, £996 Barwinnock Farm, British Friesian £1127, £1019 The Flatt, £1058, £1042 Middle Farm, Hereford £1418, £1271, £1261 Randalinton Farm, £1290, £1161, £1110 Claremont Properties, £1125 Mirkbooths, Montbeliarde £1079 Kirkbride House, Holstein £1047, £1036 , £996 Musgrave Hall
Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 244.5p, 234.5p, 233.5p Swarland Old Hall, 237.5p Sarkshield, 231.5p Greenbrae, 224.5p Low Farm, 224.5p West End Farm, 223.5p Whitefield, 223.5p Low Farm, 222.5p, 213.5p Townfoot, 217.5p, 211.5p, 209.5p Mirkbooths, 213.5p High Whinnow, 210.5p Beeches, 209.5p Lower Griseburn, 204.5p Little Orton British Blue 230.5p Low Farm, 223.5p Tundergarth Mains, 204.5p Laws Hall, 191.5p The Laurels, 188.5p Brackenhill Hereford 207.5p, 195.5p, 188.5p Claremont, 193.5p, 184.5p, 180.5p Randalinton Farm, 143.5p Mirkbooths Charolais 199.5p, 190.5p Hallbankgate Farm British Friesian 185.5p, 182.5p, 166.5p Middle Farm, 170.5p The Flatt Aberdeen Angus 183.5p Brackenhill Simmental 179.5p Newbie Mains, 174.5p Oakrigg Farm, Montbelairde 178.5p Kirkbride House Holstein Friesian 176.5p, 174.5p, 171.5p, 168.5p, 165.5p High Whinnow, 173.5p Whitefield, 173.5p, 164.5p Bectonhall, 169.5p Laws Hall, 164.5p (x2) Barwinnock Farm Holstein 164.5p, 162.5p, 160.5p, 158.5p, 148.5p Musgrave Hall
Prime Cattle –.Another fantastic show of 58 prime steers and heifers. Trade was slightly cheaper but all types sold to a large ring side of buyers.
Topping the sale was a sensational Limousin bullock from GN&DM Bowe, Bothel Parks for £1605.18 which was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top priced heifer came from ES&E Norman, Little Orton for a Limousin achieving £1576.65 again purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top price per kilo for a heifer from DE& LM Wilson, Petteril Hill Farm for price of 243.5p to Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.
Steer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1605, £1552, £1551 Bothel Parks, £1557, £1494, £1370, £1331 Newbiggin Farm, £1503, £1315 Gelt Hall Farm, £1490 Jackson Rigg, £1481 Lords Close, £1351 Little Broomhills, British Blue £1361 Little Broomhills British Friesian £1180 Gelt Hall
Heifer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1576, £1466 Little Orton, £1504, £1458, £1456, £1398 Petteril Hill Farm, £1406, £1325, £1287, £1271 Newbiggin Farm, £1260 Demesne Farm, £1234, £1168 Houghton House, £1188, £1146 Greenhill, £1113 South Bowerhouses, £1042 Demesne Farm, Charolais £1275 South Bowerhouses Simmental £1117, £1037 Kirtleton House
Steer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 232.5p, 229.5p Newbiggin Farm, 229.5p Bothel Parks, 206.5p Gelt Hall, 202.5p Glebe Farm, 200.5p Jackson Rigg, 198.5p Croft Farm British Friesian 154.5p Gelt Hall Farm,
Heifer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 243.5p, 241.5p, 236.5p, 235.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 237.5p, 234.5p, 230.5p Newbiggin Farm, 229.5p Greenhill Farm, 206.5p Little Orton, 186.5p, 178.5p Demesne Farm, Charolais 201.5p South Bowerhouses
Prime Hoggs – The weekly sale of prime hoggs were short of requirements meaning trade far exceeded the pre sale forecast.
Topping the sale at £116.80 or 281.4ppk was an exceptional pen of 8 Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Dinsdale, High Field, Morland which sold to Mr Robert Skelton. Messrs Dinsdale’s run of 44 Beltex cross lambs averaged £105.66 or 255.52ppk for 41.35kg.
Leading the pence per kilo was an exceptional Texel cross lamb from Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft which sold to 282ppk or £112.80 for 40kg and was purchased by Mr A Dawson.
Ewes were very dear on the week, and sold to a top of £119.50 from Messrs Eve Stubbsgill Farm, Wigton.
Leading prices per head: Beltex £116.80, £113.80, £106.80, £102.80, £100.80, £95.80, £85.80 High Field, £91.80, £7.80, £86.80 Ewan Close, £85.80 Outer Woodhead, Texel £112.80, £111.80, £101.80, £100 Wavercroft, £108.80 Dykehead, £104.80 Weary Hall Style, £103.80, £99.80, £97 Basco Dyke, £101.80 (x2), £98.80 New Grange Farm, £100.80 Stonewalls, £98.80, £94.80 Northrigg Hill, £98.80, £93.30 Flimby Hall, £98.80 Church Farm, £98.80 Whitehouse Farm, £96.80 The Hill, £96.80 The Yett, £96.30 Branch End Farm, £95.80 Farewell Grange, £95.80 Hunley Farm, £94.80 Glebelands, Dutch Texel £105.80, £94.80 Hargill House, £98.80, £93.80, £87.80, £84.80 Low Houses, £93.80, £86.80 Hollands, £91.80, £89.80 (x2), £87.80 Unity Farm, Suffolk £96.80 Wavercroft, £93.80 Stone House, £93.30 Merryshields, £89.80 Farewell Grange, £89.30 Fenton Farm, £84.80 White House, £83.80, £80.30 Outer Woodhead, £83.30 Smalmstown Farm, £81.30 Roe Farm, £80.80 Reaygarth, £80.30 Bromfield Hall,Greyfaced £94.30 The Bog, £89.80 Ewan Close, £89.80 Thirlwall Castle, £84.80 Albyfield, £83.30, £76.30 Reaygarth, £79.80 Harley Croft, £74.80, £74.30 Roachburn Farm, £72.30 Denton Mains, Charollais £86.80 Glebelands, £81.80 Outer Woodhead, Blackfaced £77.50 Smalmstown Farm, Hill Cheviot £76.30 Terrona, £75.30, £71.80, £71.30 Nether Ernambrie Farm, £70.80 Fenton Farm, Herdwick £75.80 Longrow Farm.
Leading prices per kilo: Texel 282p, 266.20p, 208.90p, 208.30p Wavercorft, 275.40p Dykehead, 247p Church Farm, 243.70p Weary Hall Style, 240p Stonewalls, 236p, 218.60p Cardewlees, 229.80p, 212p Flimby Hall, 228.10p Hunley Farm, 227.10p New Grange Farm, 223.90p Smalmstown Farm, 223.30p, 220.80p Mealrigg House, 223.20p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 218.10p Coppperthorns, 215.80p Miller Hill, 213.60p Smalmstown, 213.40p Dykehead, 213.40p Stone House, Beltex 281.40p, 263.70p, 258.60p, 250.70p, 245.90p, 236.50p High Field, 235.30p Stone House, 220p Outer Woodhead, 214.30p, 206.60p Ewan Close Dutch Texel 258p, 225.70p Hargill House, 247p, 234.5p, 207.10p Low Houses, 220.70p Hollands, 209.5p Unity Farm, Suffolk 187.10p Farewell Grange, 184.80p Roe Farm , 184.80p Merryshield, 182.50p Outer Woodhead, 182.20p Fenton Farm, 180.40p White House, 180.40p Bromfield Hall, 179.30p Smalmstown Farm, 179.30p Wavercroft Hill Cheviot 185.90p, 180.50p, 179.50p, Nether Ernambrie Farm, 181.70p Terrona, 179.20 Fenton Farm Greyfaced 183.30p Thirlwall Castle, 177.40p, 173.50p Reaygarth 177.30 Harley Croft, 176.70p Albyfield, 176p, 172.80p Roachburn, 174.60p The Bog, 174.20p Denton Mains, 172.70 Ewan Close Herdwick 182.70p Longrow Farm, Charollais 181.80p Outer Woodhead Blackface 178.20p Smalmstown