Borderway Weekly Sale of Store and Weanling Cattle including Special Sale of Suckled Calves

17th October 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd had forward 1457 head of cattle at their Weekly Wednesday Sale at Borderway comprising of 696 store cattle, un-entered young bulls and stirks and 307 calves.  Also this day was the Annual Continental Cross suckled calf sale with a large entry of 454.  Trade on the whole was good throughout.

STORE CATTLE – As ever, a very good entry of 495  store cattle were forward. With quality seriously lacking, and lean and grassy types evident store cattle were harder to sell, however anything with flesh or quality still achieved a good trade.

Top overall was two Limousin steers from Messrs Routledge, Old Silloth, Wigton achiving £1290. Messrs Grice, Newtown Farm, Carlisle sold a Limousin to £1255 and Messrs Fisher, Lairdlaugh, Castle Douglas also sold two Limousins to £1255. British Blue steers topped at £1200 from Messrs Smith, Gallhills, Canonbie. Herefords sold to £1190 from Messrs Dinsdale, High Field, Penrith, and Simmentals to £1170 from the same good home. Charolais to £1170 twice from Messrs Dobson, West End, Maryport, and Aberdeen Angus to £1105 from Messrs Sloan, Stainton, Penrith.

Heifers seen a day’s top of £1220 for British Blue crosses from Messrs Forrester, Cobble Hall, Penrith and Limousin sold to £1190 from Messrs Cowx, Hudscales, Wigton.

Finally black and whites peaked at £985 from Messrs Wilson, Blackrigg, Carlisle for British Friesian steer.

Many more could have been sold to Vendors advantage, please advise entries to the main office or auctioneers for next week’s sale.

Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1290, £1195, £1185 Old Silloth Farm, £1255, £1140 Newton Farm, £1255, £1170 Lairdlaugh, £1230 Hallburn Cottage, £1170 High Field, £1150 Broathill, £1150 High Flowery Hirst, £1145 (x2), £1135 Arkleby Hall, £1140 Croft House Farm, £1130 Greengate Well Farm, £1130 Glebelands, British Blue £1200, £1060 Gallhill, £1190, £1090 Fishergill, £1180 Redhouse Farm, £1150 Broathill, £1100 High Field, £1090 Arkleby Hall, £1090 Barton Dale, £1065 Kilnknowe, £1065 Brackenhill Rigg,  Hereford £1190, £1130 High Field, £1020 Ruthwell Farm, £950 Parkside Farm,  Simmental £1170 High Field, £1115 Fishergill, Charolais £1170, £1095 West End Farm, £1045 Rigg Head, Aberdeen Angus £1105, £1030 Stainton House Farm, £1100 Bankend, £1085 Kilnknowe, £1000 Jerristown, £950 Parkside Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1010, £995, £970 Browfoot Farm, British Friesian £985 Blackrigg Farm, £845, £760 High Strothers Farm, £770 The Nook, Montbeliarde £930 The Beeches Farm, £840 Brackenhill Rigg,   Braham £840 Blackrigg Farm, Fleckvieh £805 High Strothers Farm, Holstein Friesian £760 Low Thorny, £740 Crookdyke.

Heifers: Limousin £1190, £1120 Hudscales, £1155, £1140, £1125, £1065 Cobble Hall, £1150 Glebelands, £1140 Osborne Farm, £1100 Low Moorhouse, £1070 Wham Head Farm, £1070 Willows Farm, £1065, £1060 Kirkhouse Farm, £1065 Hallburn Croft, British Blue £1120, £1080, £1070 Cobble Hall, £1095 Seaville Cote, £1095, £1075 Osborne Farm, £1030 Thornship Farm, £995 Halmyre Farm, £995 Southerfield Hall, £980 Lamonby Hall, Charolais £1050 Rigg Head, £1000 Redhouse Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1010, £910 Thornship Farm, £900, £880 Snape Farm, £890 Low Thorny, Holstein Friesian £800 Tarn Lodge Farm.

SUCKLED CALVES: – A great entry of 529 suckled calves were presented to a large ring side of local and distance buyers ensuring that all classes sold well, with the overall sale average up £33 on the year, bucking the national trend.

Messrs Millar & Partners, Crookholm Farm sold Limousin cross bullocks for £1130 (x2). Messrs Cadzow & Co, Duncrahill’s run of outstanding bullocks topped at £1120 for an 8 month old pen of 6. Messrs Scott, Thirlwall Castle Farm’s run of cattle topped at £1100 for a 9 month old. Mr Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm’s run of Limousin cross bullocks topped at £1080 (x2) and £1060 (x2). Messrs Oliver, Cawfield sold a 6 month old British Blue cross bullock for £1060.

Leading Prices:
Steers: Limousin £1130, £1060 Crookholm, £1120, £1000, £970 Duncrahill Farm, £1100, £1010, £910, £900 Thirwall Castle Farm, £1080(x2), £1060(x4), £1050  Haas Side Farm, £1040, £1010 Douglas Square, £980 Round Meadows Farm, £960 Bridgehouse Farm, £940, £920, £910 The Throp, £930 Staingills, £920 Lea Hill, £910 Cawfields, £910 Dyke Farm, £900 Parmontley Hall British Blue £1060 Cawfields, £1030, £980 Haas Side Farm Simmental £1010 Duncrahill Farm Charolais £970 Dyke Croft

Heifers: Limousin £920, £860 Haas Side Farm, £910, £880, £860 Cawfields, £870 Bridgehouse Farm, £870 Round Meadows Farm, £870 Thirlwall Castle Farm Charolais £800 Dyke Croft British Blue £720 Parmontley Hall, £710 Skiddaw View Cottage

WEANED CATTLE: The weekly sale of 201 weaned cattle were forward, which included 76 steers, 62 heifers and 63 bulls. Topping the days trade was a cracking Charolais cross Limousin steer from Messrs J Ackerley, Milton Mains, Brampton, which sold to £1100. Closely followed by a Limousin bull from Messrs AL Mounsey, Wardhall which sold for £1090. Stronger cattle remain good to sell with ¾ bred cattle remaining in high demand.

Leading prices:
Steers: Charolais £1100 Milton Mains, £1080 Hartrigg, £810 Grange Farm, Limousin £860, £785, £750 Glenlea, Simmental £825, £740 Hartrigg, £805 Glenlea, Aberdeen Angus £815, £760 Glenlea, £700 Hedley West Riding, Holstein £430, £390 Stone Flatts, £350 Glenlea, British Friesian £390, £370 Trainlands.

Heifers: Charolais £705, £695 Hedley West Riding,  Limousin £680 Bulls Head Farm, £655 Stone Flatts, £645 Bulls Head Farm, British Blue £630 Stone Flatts, £600 Middle Brownrigg.

Bulls: Limousin £1090 Wardhall Guards Farm, £810 Charlesfield, £750 Syke Farm, £690 Nirvana, Charolais £910 Milton Mains, British Blue £820 Penpugh, £600 (x2) Walloway, Aberdeen Angus £670, £640, £600 Barnglies, £600 Powleys Garth, Holstein Friesian £340 Highwood Nook, £335 Bankfoot Farm, £310 Dundraw Farm.