Borderway Weekly Sale of Store and Weanling Cattle

6th December 2017

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd had forward 1028 head at their Weekly Wednesday Sale of Cattle, comprising of 519 Catalogued Store Cattle, Un-entered Store bulls and Stirks, 336 Calves and 173 Dairy Cattle forward for the Borderway Monthly Dairy Day.

A busy December day at Borderway resulted in a strong demand in every department as over 150 active buyers operating across 3 rings ensured all classes met a marvelous trade. More cattle of all classes are required as demand is expected to remain extremely strong over the remaining two Wednesday sales of 2017.

STORE CATTLE – Once again a tremendous trade was achieved for store cattle with new vendors in attendance.  The sale topped at £1410 for a marvellous Limousin x bullock consigned by Messrs JD Bowman, Croft House, Scale Houses who sold others to £1380 and £1370.  Heading up the heifers was a tremendous Limousin x shown by Messrs G Wilkinson , Arkleby House Farm,  Arkleby which achieved £1355.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1410, £1380, £1370 Croft House, £1315, £1285, £1220, £1205    Thackwood, £1310, £1240  Ash View, £1275, £1235 (x2)  Beck Farm, £1265 Seymour House, £1245, £1225, £1185  High Flowery Hirst £1225, £1200  Beech House, £1205, £1200  Arkleby House Farm, £1200 Kilnknowe, British Blue £1395 Fishergill, £1200 (x2), £1085 Shield Green, £1115 Springfields, £1065 Blackdyke Farm, £1055 Carrycoats Hall, £1055 (x4) Briggle Farm, Charolais £1325, £1190 (x2)  Whiteside Farm, £1265 £1225 £1185, £1155 Brocklerigg, £1150 Briggle Farm, £1135 Stenries, Hereford £1165 Thackwood, £965 (x6) Ribton House, Aberdeen Angus £1085 (x2) Town End Farm, £1025 £920 (x4) Briggle Farm, £965 Ribton, Simmental £1085 (x2) Stenries, Holstein £755 (x4) Ribton House.

Heifers: Limousin £1355, £1215 (x2), £1195 (x4)   Arkleby House Farm, £1255 Fishergill, £1225, £1220 Beamwham, £1210 Orrisdale Farm, £1205 Broathill, £1185 (x2), £1170 Lairdlaugh, £1175 Clappers Farm, £1165 (x2) £1155 (x3), £1145  Wood Head, £1150 Stenries, £1145 Hawkrigg Farm, £1145 Kilnknowe, £1135 (x2) Stockbridgehill, £1100 Beck Farm, British Blue £1225 Wood Head, £1125, £1075  Fishergill, £1085 West Farm, £1045 Lamonby Hall, £1005 Glencartholm Farm, Charolais £1175, £1130, £1115 Clappers Farm, £1175 Whiteside Farm, £1150 Springfields, £1145 Hawkrigg Farm, £1120 Stenries, Simmental £1100 (x2) Heatheridge Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1090, £1085, £1055, £1025, £1015 (x2) Cockleybank, Montbeliarde £900 Glencartholm Farm,

WEANED CATTLE: – A very good show of 228 weaned and unentered cattle seeing a very large demand for all cattle and saw all vendors leaving  happy with their trade.  Peaking  the sale at £1120 was a Limousin x heifer from a tremendous run from Messrs Kersey,  1 Powleys Garth, Langwathby.

Demand for good shapely cattle proved stronger than previous weeks especially bulls which sold the best so far this autumn.  A 5 month old Limousin bull stirk sold for a very impressive £930 from Mark Phillips, Mains of Minnydow, Castle Douglas.

Leading prices:
Heifers: Limousin £1120 Powleys Garth, £1020 (x2) Henrys Hill, £910 Macey Bank Farm, £900, £880 £860 (x2) Rose Cottage, £770 (x2) Walmgate, £740 (x4) Aldoth Farm, £735 Cowford Farm, £720 Asby Mill, Blonde £900, £810 Moor Park Farm, Simmental £890, £750 Castlewigg Farm, Aberdeen Angus £820, £710 Macey Bank Farm, £755 (x2) Collin Bank, £700 Crossrigg Farm, £690 Halldykes, British Blue £740 Whitbarrow Farm, £730, £720 Asby Mill, £680, £670 Nunfield.

Steers: Limousin £910 Henrys Hill, £905 (x2) Lockhills Farm, £900 (x2), £875 (x4) Rosgill Head, £840, £740 Walmgate, £810 Rye Close, £797 (x4) Burnhead House, £770, £750, £740  Demesne Farm, £760 Moor Park Farm, £750 Batey Shield, Montbeliarde £870 (x2) Moor Park Farm, British Blue £865 Sandysike Farmhouse, £855 Moor Park Farm, £700 Halldykes, £690 Asby Mill, £680 Longrigg, Simmental £690 (x2) High Dovecote, Aberdeen Angus £690 Longrigg, £660 (x2) Ivy Cottage, £640 Rye Close, Friesian £560 (x3) Ivy Cottage.

Bulls: Limousin £985 Beech House, £960 £925, £905, £890 Wallhead, £930 Mains of Minnydow, British Blue £980 Beech House, £890, £840 (x2), £820 (x2) Wallhead, Simmental £955 Greystone House, £890 (x6) Castlewigg Farm, £690 Littlebeck Farm,