Borderway Store & Weaned Cattle Sale

28th March 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd had forward 781 catalogued store cattle, un-entered young bulls and stirks and 263 calves at their weekly Wednesday sale at Borderway.

All classes of store and feeding cattle met a very firm enquiry with many more required to satisfy the demand from an ever increasing ringside of buyers.

STORE CATTLE – Another excellent entry of 371 store cattle forward selling to the usual very good trade. Top overall on the day was a superb Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Metcalfe, Littlewater, Penrith who received £1440, Messrs Whitfield, Orton Rigg, Carlisle sold another to £1360. Simmentals sold to £1260 for Messrs Crayston, Sheepfields, Seascale. British Blues to £1240 for Messrs Twentyman, Osborne, Wigton and £1230 for Messrs Shaw, Crookdyke, Carlisle and Aberdeen Angus crosses to £1140 for Messrs Dalgliesh, Bulls Head, Penrith. The steers saw a top of £1355 for two from Messrs Batey, High Knells, Carlisle, £1340 for Messrs Beattie, Shield Green, Carlisle and £1330 for two for Messrs Fisher, Lairdlaugh, Castle Douglas. Simmentals sold to £1275 for Messrs Crayston, Sheepfields and £1265 for British Blues from Messrs Graham, Carleton Hill. Aberdeen Angus crosses to £1220 for a pen of five from Messrs Nixon, Ribton House, Workington and Messrs Mansergh, Sneck Yeat, Cockermouth. Aberdeen Angus crosses in particular were very easily sold, more are required on a weekly basis. Finally black and whites saw a top of £1060 for two from Messrs Scott, Carrick Dean, Maryport and £980 for a pen of four from Messrs Nixon, Ribton House, Workington.

Leading prices per head:
Heifers: Limousin £1440 Littlewater, £1360 Orton Rigg Farm, £1340 Lairdlaugh, £1330 3 Sewell Common, £1300, £1280, £1100 Arnold House, £1290 Chapel House, £1230 Lamonby Hall, £1185 Elm Cottage, £1165 Snade Farm, £1100 Cape Farm Simmental £1260 Sheepfields British Blue £1240, £1190 Osborne Farm, £1230 Crookdyke, £1210 Arnold House, £1200, £1160, £1100 Blue Dial Farm, £1150 Orton Rigg Farm, £1130 Bulls Head Farm, £1130 Snade Farm, £1095(x2), £1070 Fishergill, £1050 Berrier Head, £1050 Grantcliffe Farm, £1050 Sandbed Farm Aberdeen Angus £1140 Bulls Head Farm, £1115, £1090 Fauld Farm, £1100 Yew Tree Farm, £1075 Crookdyke, £1020 Elm Cottage Blonde £1100 Osborne Farm Charolais £1070 New Brampton Farm, £1025, £1020 Elm Cottage, £1020 Bank Head

Steers: Limousin £1355, £1295, £1290, £1270, £1240(x2) High Knells Farm, £1340, £1265 Shield Green, £1330, £1230 Lairdlaugh, £1265, £1240 Lowergate Farm, £1240 Littlewater, £1230 East View Farm, £1200 Yew Tree Farm, £1200 Mealrigg House, £1200 Arnold House Simmental £1275 Sheepfields, £1225 Shield Green, £1200 Chapel House, £1145 Briggle Farm, £1110, £1085 Horsegills British Blue £1265, £1225, £1190 Carleton Hill Farm, £1255, £1140 Bulls Head Farm, £1250, £1150, £1140 Hainings Farm, £1200 Yet Tree Farm, £1195, £1170 Sandbed Farm, £1130 Snade Farm, £1110, £1095, £1050 Brackenhill Rigg, £1075 Lowergate Farm Aberdeen Angus £1220 Ribton House, £1220, £1185(x2) Sneat Yeat, £1210 Yew Tree Farm, £1170, £1110 Bulls Head Farm, £1115 Briggle Farm Charolais £1170 Briggle Farm, £1160 Bulls Head Farm, £1195, £1060, £1050 Kilnknowe Saler £1115 Briggle Farm Holstein Friesian £1060 Carrick Dean, £980 Ribton House, £770 Crookdyke Friesian £1000 Brackenhill Rigg Holstein £980 Ribton House Fleckvieh £720 Millsidebridge

WEANERS- Once again a large show of 410 steers forward which included 170 bull stirks. Extra buyers coming to buy bulls ensured that all classes were a good trade. Messrs Birkett, Birk House Farm’s run of bulls topped at £1050 for a 10 month old. Messrs Eve, Stubbsgill’s run of Limousin bulls topped at £1040 for a 10 month old. Messrs Johnston, Sewell Common sold a 12 month old Limousin bull for £1030.

Leading Prices per head:
Bulls: Limousin £1050 Birk Howe Farm, £1040, £1000 Stubbsgill Farm, £1030 3 Sewell Common, £955 Birk Howe Farm, £950 Dry Howe Simmental £960 Bavington Hill Head Aberdeen Angus £880, £840 Home Farm Montbeliarde £665 Mouswald Grange Holstein Friesian £670(x2), £560, £540 Home Farm Fleckvieh £665, £660 Mousald Grange

Steers: Limousin £990, £945 Orton Hall, £965, £870 Greenside Keep Cottage, £930, £900 Street Head, £910 Beck Farm, £910 Blue Gables, £900 Walloway British Blue £950 The Bog Aberdeen Angus £780 Home Farm Hereford £730 Orton Hall Holstein Friesian £680 Home Farm, £625 Bulls Head Farm, £620 Edenbanks

Heifers: Limousin £970 3 Sewell Common, £910 Blue Gables Blonde £915 Holehouse Farm British Blue £960 Blue Gables, £925 Walloway, £900 Highfield Farm Aberdeen Angus £900 Macey Bank Farm, £900 Edenbanks