Borderway Store and Weaned Cattle Sale

7th March 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd had forward 1207 head of cattle at their Weekly Wednesday Sale at Borderway, comprising of 789 catalogued Store Cattle, Un-entered Store Bulls and Stirks, 417 Calves and 1 Dairy heifer.

With last weeks’ sale decimated by the weather, large numbers were forward, an especially good show of forward store cattle met a very strong demand.

Over 200 vendors consigned stock and with in excess of 100 active buyers operating across the 3 rings, Carlisle continues to be  recognised as the most successful weekly sale of Store and rearing cattle in the North West of England.

STORE CATTLE – A very good entry of 485 forward stores seeing an exceptional trade for all classes forward.  Top overall was a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill, Appleby achieving £1440.  Messrs Hewetson, Lords Close, Maryport sold two to peak at £1350.  Charolais to £1270 from Messrs Dobson, West End, Maryport.  British Blues to £1255 for two from Messrs Hewetson, Lords Close.  Aberdeen Angus peaked at £1220 for two from Messrs Ridsdale, Yew Tree,  Penrith and Simmentals to £1200 from Messrs Crayston, Sheepfields, Seascale.  Bullocks topped at £1405  for two Limousin crosses from Messrs Batey, High Knells, Carlisle who’s run of 8 averaged £1339.38.  Simmental crosses sold to £1285 from Messrs Crayston, Sheepfields.  Aberdeen Angus to £1275 from Messrs Mitchinson, Gallowberry, Brampton.  British  Blues to £1270 from Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill, Carlisle and Beef Shorthorn to £1210 from Messrs Routledge, Brackenhill Rigg,  Carlisle.
Young cattle sold to a top price of £1245 for a Limousin cross heifer consigned by M/s Fell, Stanger Hill, who sold a run of 14  8-10 month old heifers to average £1051.
Please advise entries for next week’s weekly sale (14th March) and also the  Special Show and sale to be held on Wednesday 21st March.

Leading prices per head:
Heifers: Limousin £1440 Maison Gill, £1350 (x2) Lords Close,  £1280 £1175 (x2)  Lowergate Farm, £1260 East View Farm,  £1245, £1180 Stanger Hill, £1245 (x2) £1160 (x2) Lairdlaugh, £1220 (x2) Crookdyke,  £1215 (x2) £1170 £1155 Cumdivock farm, £1210, £1205, £1200 Snade farm,  £1200 (x2) Thirlwall Castle Farm, £1185 (x2) Roe Farm,  £1175 (x2) Upper Brydekirk, £1170 Stockber, Charolais £1270 West End Farm, £1135 (x2) Sideway Bank, £1130 Stanger Hill, £1100 West End Farm, British Blue £1255 (x2) Lords Close, £1120 Bulls Head Farm, £1100, £1055 (x4)  Cranberry, £1100 Stanger Hill, £1085, £1080 (x2) £1075 Fishergill, £1075 Kirkbride House, Aberdeen Angus £1220 (x2) Yew Tree Farm, £1100 (x2) Rose Farm, £1050 (x2) Crowdieknowe Farm, £1040, £1010 Hardrigg Hall, £1035 Lamonby Hall  £1025 Gallowberry , £1010 (x5) Fauld Farm, £1010 (x2) Stoneraise Place, Hereford £1020 Crookdyke, £900 Stanger Hill, Simmental £1200 Sheepfields, £1015 Cranberry, £1000 Hardrigg Hall, Blonde £1180 Maison Gill.

Steers: Limousin £1405 (x2), £1385, £1340, £1335 £1305 £1300, £1240  High Knells Farm, £1270 £1195 The Garth, £1250, £1215 Lowergate Farm, £1250, £1195 High Flowery Hirst, £1220, £1210  East View Farm, £1215 Low House, £1210 Eden Bank Farm, £1195 Beech House, £1190 Lairdlaugh £1185 Thirlwall Castle Farm, Simmental £1285 Sheepfields, £1210 Brackenhill Rigg, £1140 Stoneraise Place, £1130, £1080 Cranberry, £1080 Kilnknowe, Aberdeen Angus £1275, £1205 Gallowberry, £1130 (x4), £1105 (x3)  Stoneraise Place, £1120 (x3) Rose Farm, £1100 Yew Tree Farm, £1070 Cranberry, £1070 New Bampton Farm, £1065 (x2) Bulls Head Farm, British Blue £1270 Petteril Hill farm, £1235, £1130, £1125 Brackenhill Rigg, £1200 (x2) Rose Farm, £1190 £1160 (x2)  Kilnknowe £1185 Whiteside Farm, £1150, £1145 Hardrigg Hall, £1140 Bulls Head Farm, £1125 Cranberry, £1110 (x2) New Bampton Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1210 (x2) Brackenhill Rigg, Charolais £1185, £1180, £1120 Whiteside Farm, £1170 (x2)  Rose Farm, £1170 £1160  Sideway Bank, £1075 (x2) New Bampton Farm, South Devon £1160 Cranberry, Hereford £1090 Crookdyke, £1010 Heggle Lane Farm, £910 (x2) Glassonby Beck Farm, Blonde £1055 Westnewton Hall, Saler £1020, £1010 Kilnstown, Holstein Friesian £945 (x2), £895 (x4) Crookdyke, Friesian £930 Brackenhill Rigg, £850 Heggle Lane Farm, Fleckvieh £900 (x4) Heggle Lane Farm, Holstein £900, £830, £810 West Whitrigg.

WEANERS- A quality show of 304 weaners forward seeing a very good run of cattle right the way through.  Topping the sale was a consignment of Limousin cross bulls from Messrs Hall, Harelawhill, Harelaw Canonbie topping at £1200.  Topping the un entered section was a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Kerry, Nether Oakshaw, Carlisle achieving £1070 and £1040 for a British Blue cross from the same home.  Steers peaked at £950 for a pen of three British Blue from Messrs Metcalfe High Old Shield, Brampton and Charolais to £940 for two from Messrs Todhunter, Greyrigg, Wigton and finally Limousin to £910 from Messrs Philips, Hyndlee, Hawick.  Many more could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Leading Prices per head:
Bulls: Limousin £1200 (x2), £1010, £975 (x2) £960 £910, £900 Harelawhill Farm, £1170 £1160 (x2) Hetherside, £915 £900, £840 St John Kirk, British Blue £845, £770, £760 Lodges Farm, £660 (x2) Verona, Simmental £790, £690 St Johns Kirk, Blonde £770 Lodges Farm, Luing £730 St Johns Kirk, Aberdeen Angus £690, £650 (x2)  Wickerthwaite Farm, £665 Sycamore Drive, Beef Shorthorn £635 Hunley Farm, Holstein £630, £450 (x2) Gill Farm, Holstein Friesian £440 (x11) £395 (x4), £385 (x4) Bankhead of Tinwald Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1070, £880  Nether Oakshaw, £920 (x2), £740  Low Sorbies, £870 Beck Farm, £850 Sarkshields Farm, £820 (x2), £745 Green Close, £810, £780, £760   Clarks Farm, £780 Hudscales, £740 Elva Plain Farm, £740 Lea Hill, British Blue £1040, £740  Nether Oakshaw, £970, £740  The Knarr, £900 Hudscales, £830 High Old Shield Farm, £720 Crookdake Hall, Charolais £880 Rawfoot, £755 Greyrigg, Simmental £760 High Wood End.

Steers: British Blue £950 (x3), £800  High Old Shield Farm, £900 The Knarr, £810 Rawfoot, £800 (x6) Desoglin, £775 (x2) 5 Kirkandrews Moat, Charolais £940 (x2) £775 Greyrigg, £905 (x4) Burncroft Farm, £820 Rawfoot, Limousin £910, £840  Hyndlee, £880, £810 (x2) £805  Elva Plain Farm, £860, £760 (x2)  Beck Farm, £800 Clarks Farm, Simmental £810 High Wood End, Fleckvieh £660 (x4), £650 (x3) Lowther Low Moor, Friesian £455 (x3), £450 (x2) The Howes.