Borderway Weekly Primestock Sale

11th November 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 11th November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep and once again a very good entry of 596 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle, along with 3103 prime and cast sheep were forward.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE – A large entry of 419 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer to an increased ring side of buyers which ensued a sharper trade.

Messrs Thompson, How Burn sold an outstanding British Blue cow which sold for 818kg, 197.5p, £1615 to Owain Llyr.  Mr Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm run of great cows topped at /814kg, 1815p, £1477 also to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Hutton, Setmabanning sold a pure Limousin cow for 791kg, 177.5p, £1404 also to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Bell, Hallbankgate Farm sold the top priced Charolais cow for 838kg, 165.5p, £1386 to Malcolm Allan.  Messrs Bell, Fitz Farm run of cows topped at 798kg, 171.5p, £1368 for a Charolais cross cow to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Twentyman, Osbourn Farm sold a Limousin cross cow for 765kg, 176.5p, £1350 to Owain Llyr.

A mixed show of black and white cows were on offer with Messrs Skelton, Gill Farm selling the top priced Holstein cross cow for 908kg, 117.5p, £1066 to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Mattocks, Aulby sold the top priced Friesian cow for 737kg, 136.5p, £1006 to Les Fell.  Messrs Threlkeld, Baileytown sold a Friesian heifer for 138.5p.  Messrs Wilson, Howfield sold a Holstein cross heifer for 136.5p.  Messrs Jackson, Clarks Farm sold a Friesian heifer for 130.5p.

Leading prices per head: British Blue £1615 How Burn, £1128, £1121, £1013 Wyse Hill Farm, £1114 Crookholm, £1058 Nealhouse Limousin £1477, £1258, £1109, £1063 Haas Side, £1404 Setmabanning, £1350 Osborne Farm, £1277 Haltcliffe, £1226, £1148 Fitz Farm, £1205, £1148 Balgray Hill, £1162 The Guards, £1145 The Dales, £1139 Bowsden Moor, £1114 How Burn, £1076 Rose Cottage, £1057 Crookholm, £1048, £1043 Newton High House, £1033 Stotsfold Charolais £1386, £1155 Hallbankgate Farm, £1368 Fitz Farm, £1098, £1083 Bowsden Moor, £1010 Westnewton Hall Blonde £1236 Merryshield Beef Shorthorn £1071 Bays Leap Farmhouse Aberdeen Angus £1069 Crookhill Farm Holstein £1066 Gill Farm Friesian £1006 Aulby Farm, £905 Laversdale Farm Dairy Shorthorn £926 Bays Leap Farmhouse.

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 197.5p How Burn, 146.5p Wyse Hill Farm, 137.5p Nealhouse Limousin 181.5p, 164.5p, 147.5p Haas Side, 177.5p Setmabanning, 176.5p The Dales, 176.5p Osborne Farm, 165.5p Balgray Hill. 164.5p, 144.5p Slealands, 162.5p Fitz Farm, 161.5p The Guards, 161.5p How Burn, 156.5p Bowsden Moor, 154.5p Haltcliffe, 153.5p Laversdale Farm, 149.5p Mossband, 147.5p Fell View Farm, 147.5p Wynholm Farm, 145.5p Rose Cottage, 144.5p Stotsfold Charolais 171.5p Fitz Farm, 165.5p Hallbankgate Farm Blonde 168.5p Merryshield Beef Shorthorn 146.5p, 127.5p, 122.5p Bays Leap Farmhouse Friesian 138.5p, 128.5p Bailey Town, 136.5p Aulby Farm, 130.5p Clarks Farm, 128.5p, 122.5p, 121.5p, 112.5p Albyfield, 122.5p Laversdale Farm, 108.5p High House Holstein 136.5p Howfield, 126.5p Petteril Bank Farm, 117.5p Gill Farm, 106.5p Cardew Hall Aberdeen Angus 134.5p Crookhill Farm, 131.5p Westnewton Hall Simmental 131.5p Limekilns, 124.5p South Corrielaw Holstein Friesian 124.5p, 109.5p Burthwaite Croft, 121.5p The Howes, 109.5p Arbrack, 109.5p Round Hill, 106.5p Park House Farm, 101.5p Askham Hall, 100.5p Cumcatch Norwegian Red 119.5p Bailey Town Saler 118.5p Viewfield Farm Hereford 117.5p Cleuchfoot Dairy Shorthorn 114.5p Bays Leap Farmhouse Montbeliarde 107.5p Brayshaw Swedish Red 105.5p Geltside South Devon 105.5p Pease Myers Luing 104.5p, 101.5p Geltsdale Jersey 84.5p Wheelbirks.

CAST BULLS – A larger show of 14 stock bulls were on offer.  Messrs Kearton, Wysehill Farm sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 946kg, 147.5p, £1395 to Charles Kirkpatrick and a British Blue stock bull from the same home sold for 1069kg, 123.5p, £1320 to Pickstocks.  Messrs Paisley & Sons, Micklethwaite sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus bull for 1031kg, 124.5p, £1283 to Owain Llyr.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1395, £1195 Wyse Hill Farm, £1243 The Dales, £109 Mossband Hall British Blue £1320 Wyse Hill Farm.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 147.5p, 134.5p Wyse Hill Farm Beef Shorthorn 145.5p Bays Leap Farmhouse British Blue 143.5p Bays Leap Farmhouse Aberdeen Angus 124.5p Micklethwaite.

PRIME BULLS – A good, quality show of bulls were forward with a total of 91 meeting a sharper trade on the week.  Topping the sale was a Limousin from Mr Iain Graham, Rose Castle selling to £1618.11 to Charles Kirkpatrick, second top price was again for a Limousin from Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields, Lockerbie selling for £1615.13 again to Charles Kirkpatrick.  A fantastic entry of 36 Limousin bulls averaged £1305.82.  Charolais bulls were bid to £1603.79 from Messrs Watson, Bowsden Moor this time selling to Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers.

Topping pence per kilo was again a Limousin, this time from regular consigner Mr Twentyman, Osborne Farm for 220.5p going to Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers.  British Blues topped at 215.5p from E Telfer, Newton High House selling again to Ralph Pearson.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1618 Rose Castle, £1615 Sarkshields, £1591, £1554, £1330 Bowsden Moor, £1538, £1405 Haltcliffe, £1517 Balgray Hill, £1464, £1426, £1398, £1296 Barton Hall, £1447, £1400 Cracrop, £1440, £1415, £1336, £1276 Setmabanning, £1420 Oakwoodhill, £1409 Osborne Farm Charolais £1603 Bowsden Moor, £1408 Carwood, £1311, £1271, £1255 Millhill British Blue £1377 Newton High House, £1374 Low Tarns, £1172 Bectonhall, £1150 Elephant Farm, £1144 Park House, £1115 Justicetown Saler £1307, £1044 Carwood Simmental £1200 New Steadings, £1168 Millhill Holstein Friesian £937, £810 Barwinnock Farm, £823 Justicetown, £798, £786 Elephant Farm, £776 West Stobswood, £758 Stenries View

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 220.5p Osborne Farm, 214.5p, 202.5p Cracrop, 212.5p, 211.5p, 206.5p, 195.5p Bowsden Moor, 207.5p Haas Side, 205.5p, 204.5p, 203.5p, 196.5p Setmabanning, 199.5p, 192.5p Oakwoodhill, 195.5p, 188.5p Greenhill Farm, 195.5p, 191.5p, 189.5p Barton Hall, 188.5p Midtown British Blue 215.5p Newton High House, 192.5p Low Tarns, 190.5p Greenhill Farm, 185.5p, 176.5p Park House, 177.5p, 172.5p Elephant Farm, 175.5p Bectonhall Saler 186.5p Carwood Simmental 185.5p, 174.5p New Steadings, 182.5p, 179.5p Millhill Charolais 183.5p Bowsden Moor, 172.5p Millhill Hereford 168.5p Mirkbooths Friesian 163.5p, 157.5p, 151.5p Wedholme House.

PRIME CATTLE – A fantastic entry of 96 prime cattle were forward and were met by a dearer trade throughout.  Topping the sale was a British Blue steer from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow selling for £1562.87 to Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Topping the Limousins was a steer from Messrs Bowe, Midtown at £1513.72 again selling to Pioneer Foods.  Heifers topped at £1472.63 from Messrs Miller, West Farm, Aspatria again selling to Pioneer Foods.  A Limousin heifer also from Messrs Miller went on to top pence per kilo with a price of 231.5p being achieved and selling to Messrs Medcalf, Halifax.  Limousin steers topped at 229.5p from Messrs Barnett, Brinns Farm, Shap selling to R&JP Mulholland Butchers, Carlisle.  A good show of prime cattle were forward with many more good runs of cattle present.  A lot more could have been sold to the vendors advantage.

Leading prices per head:

Steers: British Blue £1562 Low Whinnow, £1454 Brinns Farm, £1353 Loughrigg, £1140 Little Broomhills Limousin £1513, £1398 Bothel Parks, £1504, £1302, £1277, £1269, £1199 Newbiggin £1477, £1396 Shatton Lodge, £1476, £1404 Hoddamtown, £1470 Low Whinnow, £1385, £1282 Gelt Hall, £1346, £1297 Loughrigg, £1298 Brinns Farm, £1272 Bectonhall, £1207 Bowscale Charolais £1420 Bothel Parks, £1257 Westnewton Hall, £1165 Hill House Simmental £1205 Westnewton Hall Bazadaise £1123 Gelt Hall

Heifers: Limousin £1472, £1275 West Farm, £1458 Shatton Lodge, £1457, £1202 Halfway Well, £1408, £1297, £1241, £1213 Newbiggin, £1402 Hoskett Hill, £1401, £1250 Hill House, £1299 How Gill, £1295 Balgray Hill, £1280 Old Rectory, £1271, £1217, £1204 High Aketon, £1249 Bectonhall, £1195, Hollins Farm Charolais £1460, £1174 Hill House, £1426 West Farm, £1171, £1138 Hallbankgate Farm, £1156 Hoskett Hill Simmental £1207, £1168 Viewfield Farm

Leading prices per kilo:

Steers: Limousin 229.5p Brinns Farm, 218.5p (x2), 215.5p, 211.5p (x2), Newbiggin, 213.5p, 199.5p Bothel Parks, 210.5p, 208.5p Hoddamtown, 209.5p Low Whinnow, 208.5p, 205.5p Shatton Lodge, 199.5p, 181.5p Loughrigg British Blue 216.5p Brinns Farm, 209.5p Low Whinnow, 200.5p Loughrigg.

Heifers: Limousin 231.5p, 212.5p West Farm, 228.5p, 222.5p, 218.5p, 209.5p, 199.5p Newbiggin, 227.5p, 222.5p, 216.5p, 214.5p, 210.5p, 199.5p High Aketon, 222.5p Halfway Well, 215.5p Hoskett Hill, 210.5p Hill House, 205.5p, 201.5p Old Rectory, 201.5p Shatton Lodge, 195.5p How Gill Charolais 214.5p Hill House, 205.5p West Farm, 202.5p Hoskett Hill.

For more information of Cast and Prime Cattle Sales at Borderway please contact David Holliday 07710 189804 or Grant Anderson 07872 129274.


PRIME SHEEP – The weekly sale of prime and cast sheep saw a larger entry of 3103 head forward.

A fantastic show of 2834 prime lambs met a great trade for all classes, with an SQQ of 200.4ppk and an overall average of 185.6ppk or £87.41 per head, these figures included 1573 heavy sheep.

Topping the sale at £110 was an outstanding Texel cross lamb from Messrs WL Musgrave & Sons, Cardew Hall, Dalston, which sold to R & JP Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton.

Topping pence per kilo honours went to Messrs A & A Little, Hollands, Penton, with a superb single Beltex which later sold to 260ppk again to Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton. Messrs Hall, New Houses, Hallington sold an outstanding run of Beltex lambs to average (41.75kg) 248.86ppk or £103.90 per head.

Heavy lambs sold to £105.80 or 195.9ppk for exceptional 54kg Texel lambs from Tom & Julia Airey, New Grange, Dearham, selling to Mr Robert Skelton.

Suffolks sold to £94.80 twice, firstly by R & E Hodgson, White House, Glassonby and secondly by JS & JA Bird, High Wreay Farm, with both lots selling to Mr Skelton.

Mules met a great demand to average £82.35 to a top of £87 from Messrs A & D Smith, Kelmore Hills, Distington, who also topped pence per kilo at 179.8ppk for another pen from the same home

Leading Prices per Head: Texel £110, £104.80, £101.80 Cardew Hall, £105.80 New Grange, £104.80, £101.80, £97.80 Little Swinburne, £101.80 Hermitage, £100.80 Harley Croft, £100 Town Head, £98.80 (x2) Winterhope, £98.80 Round Meadows, £98.80 Tedcastle, £98.80 Blue Dial, £98 Lanerton, £97.80 Wavercroft, £97.80 Cleamire, £97.80 High Greenhill Beltex £104, £101.80, £95.80, £93.80 Hollands, £104, £103.80 New Houses, £100, £97, £96.80, £96, £93.80 New Grange, £98.80, £97 Mid Farm, £98.80, £96.80, £94.30 Walton Woodhead, £96.80 The Throp, £96.80, £96.30 Ellerslea, £94.80 Baggra Yeat Dutch Texel £101.80, £95.80, £93, £92.80 (x2), £90, £88.80, £84 Unity, £97.80, £93.80, £88.80, £84.80, £83.80 Thorneyland, £96, £89.80 Town Head Millennium Bleu £96.80, £91.80, £90.80, £90, £85.80, £84.80 (x2), £84.30 Corrie Field Suffolk £94.80, £89.30 White House, £94.80, £83.80 High Wreay, £93.80, £91.80, £83.80 Whinney Hill, £93, £85 Clappers, £91.80 West End, £90 New Sandsfield, £88.80 Mirkbooths, £87.30 Harley Croft, £86.80 Denton Mains, £85.80 West Causewayhead, £85.80 Town Head, £85 Hayton Brow, £85 Faugh Beeches, £83.80 Albyfield, £82.80 Stenries View Charollais £90, £80.80 Ellerslea, £87.80 The Wreay, £81.80 Outer Woodhead Blue Texel £89.80, £88 Slealands Greyfaced £87, £80 Kelmore Hills, £85.30 Baggra Yeat, £83.80 (x2) Kilnknowe, £83.80 Reaygarth, £83.30, £82.80, £80.80, £80 Hargill House, £82.80 Nunscleugh, £82 (x2), £80 Whitchester, £81.50 Mirkbooths, £80 Denton Mains, £80 The Throp  Blackface £83 Stobbs Farm Bluefaced Leicester £80 The Bog, £85.80 Tedcastle.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Texel 262p, 248.3p, 234.5p, 232.9p, 231.2p Little Swinburne, 254.7p, 233.3p, 228.8p Belmont, 250p, 235.5p, 228.8p Cardew Hall, 244.5p Cleamire, 235.2p, 227.4p Winterhope, 230.8p, 225p Cherrytree House, 227.9p, 223.5p Lanerton, 226.3p Braithwaite Hall Beltex 260p, 246.8p, 239.5p, 236.7p Hollands, 256.8p, 241.4p, 220.7p, 217.5p, 217.4p New Houses, 251.9p, 241.6p, 241p, 224.2p Mid Farm, 239p The Throp, 232.5p, 227.8p, 221.9p Walton Woodhead, 221.2p, 218.1p, 217.5p Ellerslea Dutch Texel 228.1p, 221.3p, 215.8p, 202.2p, 190.9p Unity, 223.3p, 222.3p, 199.6p, 197.2p, 192.7p Thorneyland, 213.8p, 200p Town Head, 207.8p Blue Texel 209.5p, 208.8p Slealands Millennium Bleu 197.6p, 181.6p, 180.4p (x2), 180p Corrie Field Charollais 195.1p The Wreay, 188.5p Leapsrigg, 185.9p Outer Woodhead Blackfaced 195.3p Stobbs Farm  Rouge 192p Ashknowe Suffolk 190.5p Outer Woodhead, 184.1p The Wreay, 183.1p Stenries View, 178.3p, 174.9p Whinney Hill, 173p Roe Farm, 172.8p Albyfield, 170.2p Denton Mains Greyfaced 179.8p, 167.3p Kelmore Hills, 176.2p, 173.8p, 173.5p Hargill House, 173.4p Mirkbooths, 173.2p Reaygarth, 172.3p Baggra Yeat, 172p Coldshields, 171p Kilnknowe, 170.7p Nunscleugh.

CAST SHEEP – A smaller show of ewes were forward, whereby horned ewes were in very high demand selling well.  Topping todays sale were 2 Beltex ewes from Messrs Little, The Guards at £110.50.

Topping the sale at £110.50 was a pair of Beltex ewes from Messrs Little, The Guards.

Leading Prices per Head:
Ewes: Beltex £110.50, £75.50 The Guards, Texel £104.50, £99.50, £97.50 Cardew Hall, £93.50, £80.50 Birch Craig, £92.50 Walby Grange, £91.50, £85.50 Burnmoor, £87.50, £85.50 Edenlin, £87.50 New House Farm, £80.50, £79.50, £77.50 Glenmaid, £79.50 Hillhead, £79.50 Whinney Hill Farm, £78.50 Whiteside Farm, £77.50 Shankfield Head, Beltex £99.50, £69.50 Flimby Hall, £70.50 Cardew Hall, Dutch Texel £89.50 Ashknowe, Greyfaced £71.50 Leigh Croft, £68.50 Home Farm, £65.50 Hill Farm, £65.50 Denton Mains, £65 Thornthwaite Hall, Halfbred £68.50 Home Farm, Blackface £68 Stobbs Farm, £43.50, £41.50 Hillhead, Bluefaced Leicester £65.50 Denton Mains, Zwartbles £59.50 Leigh Croft, Swaledale £47.50, £38.50 Hargill House, £46.50, £38.50 Cold Shields, £44.50 High Town, £43.50 Denton Mains, £43.50 Dumblar Rigg, £42.50 Middle Shields, £36.50 The Bog.

Rams: Texel £98.50 Nunscleugh, £75.50 New House Farm, £69.50 Milton Mains, Suffolk £77.50 Park House.

For further information of Cast and Prime sheep sales at Borderway please contact James Little 07872 840685.