Borderway Weekly Primestock Sale

29th January 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 29th January, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep with a smaller entry of 417 Cast cows, Bulls and Prime cattle were on offer.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A smaller show of 302 cast cows and 13 stock bulls were forward with numbers starting to get fewer, trade would rise another 5p on the week.  Messrs Watson, Cunningarth, Wigton sold an outstanding Limousin x cow weighing 774 kg, 209.5p, £1621 bought by Owain Llyr.  Messrs Johnson, West Wharmley, Hexham run of cows topped at 990kg, 170.5p, £1687 for a Charolais cow bought by Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Johnston, Sewell Common sold a Limousin cow for 881kg, 182.5p, £1607 to Alan Jarvis. Mr Tom Wilson, Wood Farm, sold two outstanding Limousin cows which sold for 848kg, 186.5p, £1581 and 909kg 171.5p, £1558 bought by Alan Jarvis and Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Bradley & Son, Marina House sold two Parthenais cows for 644kg, 196.5p, £1265 and 730kg, 188.5p, £1376 both purchased by Owain Llyr.  Messrs Carruthers, Silloans run of cows topped at 193.5p for a Limousin x bought by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Edmondson, Seathwaite Farm sold a Limousin x cow for 729kg, 175.5p, £1279 to Messrs Roberts, Wales.

A great show of black and white cows would be on offer with classes being 5p up on the week.

M/s Wilson, Southview Farm sold the top priced Holstein x cows for 934kg at 138.5p totalling £1155 to Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Murchie, Gullielands Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 836kg at 136.5p totalling £1141 to Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths run of Holstein x topped at 873kg at 130.5p totalling £1139 to Dawn Meats. M/s Hunter & Son, Berrier Head Holstein x cows topped at 860kg. 131.5p, £1130 to Pickstocks. M/s Bowker, Riggheads sold Holstein x heifers for 765kg, 147.5p totalling £1128 and 709kg, 158.5p, £1123 bought by Les Fell and Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Bowker also sold Holstein x heifers to 152.5p and 145.5p. M/s Mattocks, Aulby Farm sold a Friesian x heifer for 149.5p. M/s Simpson & Son, Waingate Head sold a Holstein x heifer for 145.5p. Blencogo House Farm sold a Holstein x heifer for 145.5p. M/s Arthur, Somerton Hotel sold a Jersey heifer for 144.5p.

A good show of 13 stock bulls on offer  which M/s Elliott, Brackenhow sold a Limousin stock bull for 1112kg at 145.5p totalling £1617 to Charles Kirkpatrick. M/s Bainbridge Bros, Marrick Abbey Farm, Richmond sold a British Blue stock bull for 1017kg at 157.5p totalling £1601 to Owain Llyr.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Charolais £1687, £1433 West Wharmley, Limousin £1621, £1607 Sewell Common, £1581, £1558 Wood Farm,  £1279 Seathwaite Farm, £1250  Cunningarth, £1203, £1155  Silloans, £1172 Stichill Home Farm, £1165 Upper Brydekirk, £1164 The Lake, £1145 Edenbanks, £1130 Holme House Dale, £1110 Beech Croft, £1106 Sarkshields Farm, Parthenais £1376, £1265 Marina House, British Blue £1332 West Wharmley, £1169 Stichill Home Farm, Simmental £1261 Kirtleton House, £1164 Castlewigg Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1254, £1244, £1226, £1213, £1212 H & K Farms, £1209 Brownchesters, £1162 South Farm, Holstein Friesian £1155 Southview Farm, £1141 Gullielands Farm, £1130, £951 Berrier Head, £1079 Mirkbooths, £1043 Milton Farm £1038 Low House Farm, £1011 Bolton Cottage £988 Bays Leap Farm House, £986 Hill House, £974 Wood Farm, £967 Justicetown Farm, £965 Moorthwaite Farm, Holstein £1139 Mirkbooths, £1128, £1123, £1023 Riggheads, £1032 Gill Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1061 Holme House Dale, Montbelairde £1061 Beeches, £1016 Southview Farm, Friesian £1018 Thornington Farm, £1004 Dockray Hall, £992 Aulby Farm, £989 Albyfield, MRI £984 Morton Farm, Jersey £739 Somerton Hotel

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Limousin £1617 Brackenhow, British Blue £1601 Marrick Abbey Farm, £1439 Greenhill Farm, Blonde £1586 West Farm, Simmental £1370 Broomfield Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1319 Bays Leap Farm House, Aberdeen Angus £1292 H & K Farms.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 209.5p, 169.5p  Cunningarth, 193.5p Silloans 186.5p 171.5p Wood Farm, 182.5p Sewell Common 175.5p Seathwaite Farm, 163.5p Greenhill Farm, 162.5p Upper Brydekirk, 159.5p Netherton, 159.5p The Lake 158.5p Silloans 157.5p Beech Croft 152.5p Stichill Home Farm, Parthenais 196.5p, 188.5p Marina House, Charolais 170.5p 156.5p West Wharmley, 153.5p Somerton Hotel, British Blue 165.5p Beamwham 153.5p Stichill Home Farm, Aberdeen Angus 160.5p 148.5p 146.5p  South Farm, 155.5p, 154.5p, 151.5p, 144.5p, 141.5p, H & K Farms, 147.5p Brownchesters, 143.5p West End Farm, Simmental 157.5p Kirtleton House, 154.5p Castlewigg Farm, Holstein 158.5p, 152.5p, 147.5p, 145.5p Riggheads, 145.5p Blencogo House, 138.5p, 133.5p The Harras, Friesian 149.5p Aulby Farm, 137.5p Crownstone Farm, 135.5p, 130.5p Dockray Hall, 134.5p, 130.5p Albyfield 132.5p Dormanstead Farm, 132.5p, 131.5p Thornington Farm, 132.5p Rye Close, 130.5p Whitlawside Farm, 130.5p Clarks Farm, Beef Shorthorn 148.5p Stichill Home Farm, 148.5p Holme House Dale, Holstein Friesian 145.5p Waingate Head, 138.5p Southview Farm, 136.5p Kirkland Farm, 136.5p Gullielands Farm, 133.5p Bolton Cottage, 133.5p Moorthwaite Farm, 131.5p Mirkbooths, 131.5p Berrier Head, Jersey 144.5p Somerton Hotel, Dairy Shorthorn 142.5p Marleycote Walls,Shorthorn 142.5p Dirrops, Montbelairde 137.5p Southview, MRI 136.5p Morton Farm, Longhorn 126.5p West Wharmley.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 157.5p Marrick Abbey Farm, 154.5p Greenhill Farm, Limousin 146.5p Seathwaite Farm, 145.5p Brackenhow, Blonde 137.5p Stoneraise Place, Stabiliser 125.5p Netherton.

Prime Bulls – A small offering of just 56 prime bulls forward selling as per last few weeks a good trade achieved for all types. Top overall was a Limousin x from M/s Watret, Maulscastle Farm, Annan who achieved £1718.04 purchased by M/s Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. M/s Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan sold another to £1701.56 purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers. Simmentals to £1522.61 from M/s Houldey, Kirtleton House, Lockerbie and £1433.83 for a Charolais from M/s Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle.  Top pence per kilo of 229.5p was paid to M/s Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, Morpeth for a Limousin. Many more quality sorts are required on a weekly basis.

Black and Whites saw a top of £1235.52 for a Friesian from M/s Bland, The Flatt, Brampton and top pence per kilo pf 182.5p from M/s Grainger, Kiln Close, Wigton. More could have been sold.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1718 Maulscastle Farm, £1701 Upper Brydekirk, £1468 Swarland Old Hall, £1288 The Lake Simmental £1522 Kirtleton House, Charolais £1433 The Lake Aberdeen Angus £1274 High Aketon, £1114 Cote House Farm Montbeliarde £1242, £1082 Kirkbride House British Friesian £1235, £1155, £1080 The Flatt, £999, £987, £967 Kiln Close, £964 Croft House British Blue £1206 High Aketon, £1106, £1064 Justicetown Farm Holstein Friesian £1192 Boghead Farm, £1154, £1125, £1065, £1004 Durdar House, £1118, £1046, £1018 Milton Farm, £1087, £1070, £1062, £1010 Whitefield, £1057 Cote House Farm, Holstein £1166 South Lambhill

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 229.5p Swarland Old Hall, 215.5p The Lake, 208.5p Northfield Park, 206.5p Upper Brydekirk Charolais 210.5p Somerton, 207.5p The Lake Aberdeen Angus 199.5p High Aketon, 189.5p, 182.5p Cote House Farm, British Blue 190.5p, 184.5p, 173.5p Justicetown Farm, 181.5p High Aketon

British Friesian 182.5p, 178.5p, 171.5p Kiln Close, 177.5p, 175.5p, 168.5p The Flatt, 174.5p Croft House, Montbeliarde 179.5p, 173.5p Kirkbride House, Simmental 178.5p Kirtleton House, Holstein 177.5p South Lambhill Holstein Friesian 169.5p Cote House Farm, 168.5p, 166.5p, 159.5p Durdar House, 165.5p Mirkbooths, 165.5p, 164.5p (x2) Whitefield, 163.5p Milton Farm, 158.5p High Aketon

Prime Cattle – A larger entry of 56 prime steers and heifer forward with a better show on offer. Top overall was a marvellous Limousin x steer from M/s JC & D Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle achieving £1626.48 and £1624.30 for another from M/s Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton both purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Simmentals to £1517.12 from M/s Harrington, Hosket Hill Farm, Carlisle and Charolais to £1512.88 from M/s Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle and purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers. Top pence per kilo of 232.5p was attained by M/s Nicholson, The Gill Farm, for a Limousin x and 229.5p for another from M/s Story, Newbiggin Farm, Carlisle.

Heifers were seen to top at £1446.59 and £1416.14 both purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. The same vendor also achieved top pence per kilo of 241.5p for one of the aforementioned. Top Limousin sold to 238.5p form M/s Philipson, Glebe Farm, Penrith

Steer Leading prices per head: Limousin £1626, £1594, £1592, £1525 Gill Farm, £1624, £1566, £1543 Bothel Parks, £1490 Gelt Hall Farm, £1438, £1426 Newbiggin Farm Simmental £1517 Hosket Hill Farm, Charolais £1512 Low Whinnow British Blue £1451 Petteril Hill Farm Blonde £1408, £1214 Bank House Saler £1270 Petterill Hill Farm Holstein £1155, £1140, £1108 Pennersaughs, Holstein Friesian £1085 Carrick Dean Longhorn £1011 Wellhead

Heifer Leading prices per head: Blonde £1446, £1416 Northrigg Hill, £1397, £1367 Jubilee Buildings Limousin £1356 Petteril Hill Farm, £1289 Newbiggin Farm, £1275 Hosket Hill Farm, £1269 Newbiggin Farm, £1259 , £1254 Glebe Farm Belted Galloway £978 Dearham Hall

Steer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 232.5p, 227.5p, 222.5p, 218.5p Gill Farm, 229.5p, 217.5p Newbiggin, 223.5p, 214.5p Low Whinnow, 222.5p, 219.5p Bothel Parks, 219.5p High Aketon, 215.5p Croft Farm Charolais 227.5p Low Whinnow Farm Simmental 215.5p Hosket Hill Farm British Blue 213.5p Petteril Hill Farm, Saler 199.5p Petteril Hill Farm Longhorn 177.5p Wellhead Holstein 156.5p, 153.5p Pennersaughs.

Heifer Leading prices per kilo: Blonde 241.5p, 225.5p Northrigg Hill Limousin 238.5p, 228.5p Glebe Farm, 229.5p, 223.5p, 219.5p Newbiggin Farm, 229.5p Petteril Hill Farm, Belted Galloway 178.5p, 177.5p Dearham Hall.

Prime Hoggs – The weekly sale of prime hoggs and cast sheep saw a flying trade form the offset and eclipsed all expectations to record on overall average of 204.3p per kilo which equated to £88.65 a head.

The show of Blackfaced hoggs was won by M/s Fisher, Smalmstown, weighing 44.5kg they sold at £87 to judge Mr Sean Cowin on behalf of Dunbia Ltd. M/s Fisher also donated 2 Blackfaced lambs to the Doddie Weir Trust which sold at £100 a piece to McIntrye Meats, Leyburn. The winning pen of Swaledale hoggs came from M/s Moscrop & Waugh which weighed 38kg and sold for £76 to McIntrye Meats, Leyburn.

The sale topped at £116.80 for a pen of heavy Texel x hoggs from M/s PA Taylor, Hallfoot, Kirklinton to Mr M Bowe.

M/s Dinsdale, High Field, Morpeth topped the market per kilo with 3 outstanding Beltex x lambs (37Kg at £112.80) which sold to Mr R Skelton. M/s Dinsdale sold 42 lambs to average 254.97ppk, £103.87 per head. M/s Robson, Merryshield, Capheaton sold a pen of Suffolks to top this section at £112.80 with Bromfield Farms, Wigton selling to 215ppk.

Mules sold to £96.80 from M/s Story, Jacksonrigg, Longtown with another pen at 199.6p from the 

1st – M/s Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown (Champion)
2nd – M/s Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown
3rd – M/s Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown

Champion Blackfaced Pen from M/s Fisher, Smalmstown, weighing 44.5kg & sold for £100 per head.

1st – M/s Moscrop & Waugh, Albyfield, Heads Nook (Champion)

Champion Swaledale pen from M/s Moscrop & Waugh weighing 38kg and sold for £76 per head

Leading prices per head: Texel £116.80, £102.80 Hallfoot, £111.80, £102.80 Gass Farm, £110.80 The Hope, £109.80, £103.80 Flimby Hall, £107.80, £103.80  Dundraw Farm, £105.80 Catlins Farm,, £105.80 Basco Dyke, £105.30, £101.80 Weary Hall Style, £104.80 Wavercroft, £103.80 Merryshield, £103.80 Brampton Fell, £103.50 East Cliff, £102.80 Blue Dial Farm, £101.80 Low Barn, £101.80 Aldermanseat Beltex £114.80, £112.80, £108.80, £106.80, £105.80 £97.80, £96.80 High Field, £114, £96.80, £93.80, £92.80 West Moorhouses, £113.80, £106.80, £105.80, £100.80, £91.80 St Oswalds Farm, £94 Heggle Lane Suffolk £112.80, £97.30 Merryshield, £109.80 Hallfoot, £105.80 East Cliff, £102.80, £94.30 Jackson Rigg, £90.30 Bromfield, £90.30 Mirkbooths Dutch Texel £103.30, £98.30, £95.80 Unity Farm, Blackface £100, £93, £89.30, £87.80 (x2), £87, £85.80, £84.30, £84, £83.80, £82.30, £81.30 Smalmstown Farm Greyfaced £96.80, £91.30, £90.80 Jackson Rigg, £94.80 Brampton Fell, £91.80 Ewan Close, £90.30 Coombe Crag, £88.30 (x2) Langhorn Farm Herdwick £83.80 Longrow Farm, Kerry Hill £84.80 Fell View, Herdwick £83.80 Longrow Farm Swaledale £76 Albyfield Hill Cheviot £74.80 Pennersaughs.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 304.90p, 294.40p, 272p, 271.7p, 260.50p, 258p, 230.50p High Field, 300p, 261.60p, 214.70p, 212p, 204.60p, 200.70p West Moorhouses, 258.50p, 213.60p, 204.30p, 203.50p St Oswalds Farm, 229p, 227.5p, 212.8p Heggle Lane Farm Texel 279.50p, 250.70p, 235.70p Gass Farm, 267p The Hope, 261.40p, 241.40p, 233.60p, 224.70p Flimby Hall, 257.40p Fell View Farm, 241.50p, 227.20p, 221.20p Smalmstown Farm, 239.50p Fell View, 237.30p , 233.70p Clea Mire, 236.30p Dykehead, 230.60p The Croft, 226.70p Ross Farm, 225.40p Mirkbooths, 221.60p Dundraw Farm, Dutch Texel 242.50p Unity Farm, Kerry Hill 197.20p Fell View Blackface 227.30p, 206.70p, 205.60p, 204.0p, 203.20p, 202.40p, 201.90p, 200.70p, 198.40p, 195.80p, 195.50p, Smalmstown Farm, 194.20p Greenhill Farm Suffolk 215p Bromfield Farm, 205.40p, 190.20p East Cliff Farm, 203.10p Smalmstown Farm, 199.50p East View Farm, 199.50p Reaygarth, 198.60p Pennersaughs, 196.30p Mirkbooths, 194.50, 190.80p Merryshield, 192.60 Hallfoot, 192.40p Jackson Rigg Herdwick 209.50p Longrow Farm Swaledale 200p Albyfield Greyfaced 199.60p Jackson Rigg, 198.40p Langhorn Farm, 197.50p Brampton Fell, 194.20p Coombe Crag, 194.10p Langhorn Farm, 190.20p, 189.80p Jackson Rigg, 189.40p Fell View Farm, 189.30p Ewan Close Hill Cheviot 196.80p Pennersaughs, 193.30p Byrnes Close