Borderway Weekly Primestock Sale

15th October 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 15th October Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where they had a larger entry of 506 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle, along with 2288 prime and cast sheep.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A large show of 370 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday with a good ringside of buyers and trade being similar on the week.

Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm sold two cows which topped at 794kgs at 184.5p totalling £1464 for a British Blue cross and 794kgs at 183.5p totalling £1456 for a Limousin cross purchased by Kenny McCreery and Charles Kirkpatrick.

Mr Ian Goldie, Greenfield sold the top priced Charolais cow at 718kg at 183.5p totalling £1317 to Kenny McCreery. Messrs Dobson, West End Farm sold a Charolais cross heifer for 656kg at 190.5p totalling £1249 to David Barker. Messrs Goldie, Greenfield sold a Charolais heifer for 657kgs at 187.5p totalling £1231 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Lawson & Son, South Farm sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow selling for 987kgs at 124.5p totalling £1228 to Kenny McCreery. Messrs Bell, Hilltop Farm sold a British Blue cross cow for 776kgs at 153.5p totalling £1191 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

A plain show of Black and White cows were on offer with all classes selling well. Holstein cross heifers sold to 727kgs at 151.5p totalling £1101 and 705kgs at 135.5p totalling £955 both purchased by Pickstocks. Messrs Mandale & Son, Lambfield Farm sold a Danish Red for 988kgs at 99.5p totalling £983 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Coulthard, Justicetown Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 875kgs at 104.5p totalling £914 to Eric Hall. Messrs Livingstone, Kirtlevale sold a Holstein cross cow for 625kgs at 144.5p totalling £903 to Pickstocks.

Heifer leading prices: Holstein Cross 129.5p How End Farm, 128.5p, 123.5p Barwinnock Farm, 127.5p Evening Hill Farm, 126.5p Kirtlevale, 125.5p Low Row Friesian 122.5p Aldoth Farm

A larger show of 13 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Hunter & Sons, Steel Farm selling an outstanding Limousin stock bull for 1123kgs at 191.5p totalling £2150 to Messrs Jardine. Messrs Marrs & Sons, Croft Farm sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus stock bull for 1213kgs at 133.5p totalling £1619 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Cow price per head: British Blue £1464 Osborne Farm, £1191 Hilltop Farm, £1033 Thornby Villa Limousin £1456 Osborne Farm, £1178, £1025 Hilltop Farm, £1133, £1041 Bank House, £1124 Kirkhouse Farm, £1121, £1008 Whitewall Farm, £1120 Fell View Farm, £1107 Steel Farm, £1071 Kellah, £1059 Reaygarth, £1020 Gallhill, £1016 Greenfield Charolais £1317, £1231 Greenfield, £1283, £1134 Old Silloth Farm, £1249 West End Farm Aberdeen Angus £1228 South Farm, £1010 Thornby Villa Holstein Friesian Simmental £1102 Kirtleton House, £1042 Greystone House Holstein Friesian £1101, £955 South Carthat, £914 Justicetown Farm, £898 Park House Farm, £867 Newton Field, £855 Fauld Farm Danish Red £983, £965 Lambfield Farm Holstein £903 Kirtlevale Fleckvieh £807 Askrigg Hall Saler £805 Deanfoot Friesian £801 Croft House Dexter £325, £321, £302 Longsyke Farm

Leading Cast Bull price per head: Limousin £2150 Steel Farm, £1249 Bridgehouse Farm, £1247 Dalebottom Farm Aberdeen Angus £1619 Croft Farm Beef Shorthorn £1128 Coxhill Farm Holstein Friesian £1117 Evening Hill Farm

Leading Cast Cow price per kilo: Charolais 190.5p West End Farm, 187.5p, 183.5p, 149.5p Greenfield, 151.5p(x2) Old Silloth Farm British Blue 184.5p Osborne Farm, 153.5p Hilltop Farm, 140.5p Lairdlaugh, 138.5p(x2) Thornby Villa, 134.5p Wydon Farm, 131.5p Asby Mill Limousin 183.5p Osborne Farm, 177.5p Gallhall, 173.5p Greenfield, 171.5p, 159.5p, 147.5p Hilltop Farm, 170.5p Bank House, 165.5p Steel Farm, 159.5p, 156.5p Ottercops Farm, 159.5p East Rackwood Hill Farm, 159.5p Reaygarth, 149.5p Kellah, 149.5p Brisco Hill, 147.5p, 144.5p Whitewall Farm, 146.5p Bank House, 141.5p Fell View Farm, 141.5p Walton Woodheah  Simmental 156.5p Kellah, 139.5p, 124.5p(x2) Kirtleton House, 130.5p Greystone House, 127.5p Meadow Farm, 125.5p Crailloch Galloway 155.5p, 141.5p Ottercops Farm Holstein Friesian 151.5p, 135.5p South Carthat, 129.5p, 115.5p How End Farm, 128.5p, 123.5p Barwinnock Farm, 127.5p Evening Hill Farm, 125.5p, 111.5p Low Row Scales, 117.5p Chalk Lodge, 111.5p, 105.5p Newton Field, 111.5p, 108.5p Park House Farm, 110.5p Down Hall, 109.5p Brisco Hill, 107.5p Auchenleck, 107.5p Wormanby Farm, 106.5p Arbrack, 105.5p Becton Hall Aberdeen Angus 146.5p Thornby Villa, 124.5p South Farm, 123.5p Lairdlaugh, 120.5p Spital Shield Holstein 144.5p, 126.5p Kirtlevale Friesian 137.5p, 119.5p, 110.5p, 103.5p The Flatt, 122.5p Aldoth Farm, 109.5p Down by Rigg, 107.5p Croft House Beef Shorthorn 124.5p Coxhill Farm Saler 121.5p Deanfoot Dairy Shorthorn 119.5p Marleycote Walls Hereford 110.5p, 106.5p Rye Close Danish Red 109.5p Lambfield Farm  Flechvieh 107.5p Askrigg Hall Ayrshire 100.5p Halmyre Farm Dexter 92.5p(x2) Longsyke Farm

Leading Cast Bull price per kilo: Limousin 191.5p Steel Farm, 139.5p Dalebottom Farm, 139.5p Bridgehouse Farm Aberdeen Angus 133.5p Croft Farm Beef Shorthorn 105.5p Coxhill Farm Holstein Friesian 103.5p Evening Hill Farm

Prime Bulls: Yet another large show of 103 prime bulls with a mixed offering evident seeing a sharper trade achieved on the week. Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Illingworth, Howgillside, Lockerbie achieving £1936 and was purchased by Messrs McCreery, Ireland. British Blues sold to £1617 from Messrs Armstrong, High Tarns, Wigton purchased again by Messrs McCreery. Charolais sold to £1565 from Messrs Wight, Carwood, Biggar purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Top pence per kilo was 225.5p for a Limousin cross from Messrs Brough, Old Rectory Carlisle and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Dairy bred bulls saw a days top of £1328 for a Daish Red from Messrs Pinguey, Haythwaite, Carlisle purchased by Messrs McCreery and finally top overall pence per kilo pf 177.5p for a Holstein Friesian from CC Livestock, South Carthat, Dumfries purchased by Bowland Foods.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1936 Howgillside, £1599 Lower Griseburn, £1522 Desmesne Farm, £1464, £1409, £1307 Old Rectory, £1363 Balgray Hill, £1315 The Flatt British Blue £1617 High Tarns, £1406 Bectonhall, £1212 Steel Hall, £1201 Haythwaite Lane Farm Charolais £1565, £1247 Carwood Farm Saler £1355, £1299 Deanfoot Danish Red £1328 Haythwaite Lane Farm Hereford £1285 Demesne Farm, £1138 Old Prieston, £1126, £1109, £1044, £1042 Randalinton Farm Aberdeen Angus £1242 Milton Farm Friesian £1160 The Flatt, £1138 South Carthat, £1127, £1101, £1096 Aulby Farm Holstein Friesian £1153, £1144, £1012 Durdar House, £1134 South Carthat, £1115, £1007 Old Church Farm, £1033 Milton Farm Dairy Shorthorn £877 Marleycote Walls Holstein £875, £848 Cote House Farm

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 225.5p, 223.5p, 220.5p Old Rectory, 215.5p Park View, Howgillside, 205.5p Nunwick Hall, 205.5p, 204.5p Park View, 203.5p Lower Griseburn, 203.5p Balgray Hill, 202.5p Bectonhall British Blue 204.5p High Tarns Farm Aberdeen Angus 197.5p Milton Farm Hereford 196.5p Demesne Farm, 177.5p, 176.5p, 173.5p Randalinton Farm Charolais 193.5p, 190.5p Carwood Farm Saler 186.5p, 182.5p Deanfoot Holstein Friesian 177.5p, 163.5p South Carthat, 166.5p, 163.5p, 158.5p Old Church Farm, 162.5p, 160.5p, 159.5p Durdar House, 161.5p Mirkbooths, 160.5p Street Head Friesian 176.5p South Carthat, 174.5p, 173.5p, 167.5p, 163.5p(x2) Aulby Farm, 165.5p The Flatt Danish Red 169.5p Haythwaite Lane Farm Holstein 162.5p, 157.5p Cote House Farm

Prime Cattle: A very good entry of 44 prime steers and heifers forward with all classes a good trade and all vendors leaving delighted. Top overall was a superb Charolais cross heifer from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg Farm, Egremont achieving £1681 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. The same vendor also sold top Limousin cross to £1671 also purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top pence per kilo and overall top was a British Blue cross from Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Steers peaked at £1680 for a British Blue cross from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle purchased by Pioneer Foods and Limousin crosses to £1641 from Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth. Top pence per kilo steer was a Limousin cross from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie achieving 232.5p. Many more could have been sold.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: British Blue
£1680 Low Whinnow Farm, £1521 Bothel Parks Limousin £1641, £1599 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1606 Hoddamtown, £1574, £1528 Low Whinnow Farm, £1564, £1560, £1555, £1553, £1543, £1541 Crosby House Farm, £1532 Bothel Parks Charolais £1547 Brackendene, £1503 Crosby House Farm Simmental £1492 Crosby House Farm Bazadaise £1099 Wagtail Farm Holstein Friesian £917 Nunwick Hall

Heifers: Limousin £1671 Loughrigg Farm Charolais £1681 Loughrigg Farm British Blue £1512 Osborne Farm

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
232.5p, 223.5p Hoddamtown, 232.5p, 229.5p, 226.5p, 223.5p, 219.5p, 217.5p, 216.5p Crosby House Farm, 229.5p, 219.5p Shatton Lodge Farm, 216.5p, 214.5p Low Whinnow, 214.5p Hosket Hill Farm 207.5p Bowscale Farm  British Blue 221.5p Bothel Parks Charolais 219.5p Crosby House Farm Simmental 213.5p Crosby House Farm Aberdeen Angus 184.5p Wagtail Farm

Heifers: British Blue 237.5p Osborne Farm, 207.5p Balgray Hill Limousin 227.5p Balgray Hill, 226.5p Loughrigg Farm Charolais 219.5p Loughrigg Farm

Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes – Borderway’s weekly sale of prime sheep saw 2061 prime lambs and 227 cast sheep forward. Trade was very similar on the week with an average of 170.52p being achieved which equated to £74.93 a head.

The sale topped at £97.80 on three occasions for Dutch Texels from Messrs Wigham, Hargill House and Beltex from Messrs Reay, West Moorhouses and Messrs Hall, Hallington New Houses selling to Mr A Dawson, Mr R Skelton and Mr M Lomax respectively. Messrs Hall’s pen of 15 Beltex also topped per kilo at 237.7p.

Ewes were sharper throughout with a top of £105.50 for Suffolks from Mr C Brough, Buckabank.

Prime lambs leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £97.80, £92.80, £87.80, £83.80, £83.80, £81.30 Hargill House, £85.80, £84.80, £82.80, £81.30 Low Houses, £83.80, £80 Unity Farm, £81.80 Thorneyland, £80 Crookholm Farm Beltex £97.80, £90.80, £85.80 New Houses Farm, £97.80, £87.80, £86.80, £85.80, £84.30, £84 West Moorhouses, £91.80, £90(x2), £85.80 New Grange Farm, £91.80, £90 Castlehill, £85.80, £83.80 Steeley Farm, £84.30 High Rigg, £83.30 Hollands Texel £95.50, £93.80, £90, £88.80, £84 Quarry House Farm, £93.80, £90.80, £84.80(x2) Thirlwall Castle Farm, £92.80(x2), £88.30, £84.80 Miller Hill, £90 Green Farm, £88.80, £85 Langfauld, £85.30 Wavercroft, £85 Lesson Hall Farm, £85 Kiln Hill, £85 Buckabank Suffolk £82.30 White House, £78 Town Head Farm, £77.30 Buckabank, £75.30 West Cocklaw, £75.30 Greyfaced £71.80 Spout Bank, £70 Coombe Crag, £70, £67.80 Cold Shields, £65.80 Whiteside Farm, £65.80 Lawston Farm  Charollais £71 Northrigg Hill

Prime lambs leading prices per kilo: Beltex 235.7p, 209.3p, 208.7p New Houses Farm, 226.7p, 200p Castlehill, 222.3p, 204.2p, 196p West Moorhouses, 204p, 200p, 191.5p, 190.7p New Grange Farm, 203.2p Hollands, 201.9p Steeley Farm, 191.6p High Rigg  Texel 228.8p, 204p, 194.9p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 226p, 207.6p, 195.7p, 190.9p, 188.9p Quarry House Farm, 206.5p Langfauld, 204.6p, 194.9p, 194.5p Flimby Hall, 200p, 183.3p Lesson Hall Farm, 194.8p Wavercroft, 192p Tedcastle Farm, 191.5p Green Farm, 189.5p Glebe Farm, 183.4p  Dutch Texel 227.4p, 223.6p, 216.8p, 197.2p, 193.6p Hargill House, 212p, 203.3p, 202p, 197.2p Low Houses, 197.4p, 194.4p Crookholm Farm, 194.8p Thorneyland, 192.8p, 192.1p Unity Farm Greyfaced 168.7p Lawston Farm, 160.5p Whiteside Farm Suffolk 168.2p West Cocklaw, 162.7p Buckabank