Auction marts: Carlisle and St Boswells June 30

At Borderway Mart Carlisle, on Monday, June 30 Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock

Pedigree Limousin Holly from the Grahams herd of Stirling
Pedigree Limousin Holly from the Grahams herd of Stirling


June 30

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock at Borderway Mart.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – Once again an increasing entry of 465 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward with yet again more new buyers coming to take advantage of the large show of 288 cast cows and stock bulls with trade being again dearer on the week.

Messrs Hewson of Burgh Head Farm sold an outstanding British Blue cow selling for 734kg 204.5p £1501 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Smith and Shepherd of Glebelands cows topped at 189.5p for a British Blue cross purchased by Mr Alan Jarvis. Mr Steven Illingworth of Howgillside sold a Limousin cow for 187.5p to Mr David Barker.

Messrs Ridley of Haltcliffe sold the top-priced Limousin cow selling for 785kg 170.5p £1338 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Corlett of Skiddaw View sold a Limousin cross cow for 172.5p to Mr Shaun McGimpsey. Mr Hall of Ainstable Hall run of run of cows topped at 172.5p(x2) to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick and Mr Alan Jarvis. Messrs Thompson of Horsegills sold the top-priced Holstein cross cow selling for 146.5p to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Bays Leap Dairy Farm run of outstanding Holstein cross cows topped at 840kg 131.5p £1104 and 862kg 127.5p £1099 both purchased by Dawn Meats. Messrs Knight of Low Meadows sold the top-priced Limousin Stock Bull selling for 1085kg 142.5p £1546 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick and Messrs Mather of Beech Bank sold the top-priced British Blue cross bull selling for 158.5p to Mr Shaun McGimpsey.

Leading price per head: Limousin £1546 (stock bull) Low Meadows, £1338 Haltcliffe, £1266, £1086, £1046, £1042 Ainstable Hall, £1252 Blackhamilton, £1232 Kilnford Croft, £1145, £1080, £1045 Glebelands, £1109, £1028 Beechfield, £1091, £1063 Rushey Law Farm, £1041 Lairdlaugh, £1033 Ratlinggate Farm, British Blue £1531 (stock bull) Beech Bank, £1501 Burgh Head Farm, £1316 Drumbretton Farm, £1255 Wardhall Guards Farm, £1229 Glebelands, £1143 Balgray Hill, £1134 West Micklethwaite, £1067 Low Meadows, £1052 Kirkbarrow Hall, £1048 Woodhouse Farm, £1033, £1028 Millantae Farm, £1013 Beechfield, Blue Grey £1501 Burgh Head Farm, £1316 Dumbretton Farm, £1255 Wardhall Guards Farm, £1229 Glebelands, £1143 Balgray Hill, £1134 West Micklethwaite, £1067 Low Meadows, £1052 Kirkbarrow Hall, £1048 Woodhouse Farm, £10233, £1028 Millantea Farm, £1013 Beechfield, Holstein Friesian £1104, £1099, £915 Bays Leap Farm House, £1087, £976, £950 Wragmire Bank, £974, £906 Slagnaw Farm, £973 Berrier Head, £953 Crooklands, £935 Holmes Mill, £924 Southview Farm, £918 Crooklands, £902 Tempest Tower, Aberdeen Angus £1080 Beech Bank, £1076 East Newbiggin, British Blonde £1076 Woodhall Farm, Whitebred Shorthorn £1137, £1034 Ireby Hall Farm, Montbeliarde £1131 Southview Farm, Simmental £1105 Kilnford Croft, £1006 Nen Moss Farm, Holstein £1037 Horsegills, £933 Park House, £902 Pelutho Grange, British Friesian £995 Kirkbarrow Hall, £939 Micklethwaite Farm.

Leading price per kilo: British Blue 204.5p Burgh Head Farm, 189.5p Glebelands, 167.5p Dumbretton Farm, 163.5p Glebe Farm, 158p (stock bull), 144.5p Beech Bank, 157.5p Woodhouse Farm, 153.5p West Micklethwaite , 152.5p Balgray Hill, 149.5p Wardhall Guards Farm149.5p Low Meadows, 145.5p Millanmtae Farm, 145.5p Holmewrangle Farm, 144.5p Horsegills, Limousin 187.5p Howgillside, 172.5p (x2), 168.5p, 164.5p (x2) Ainstable Hall, 172.5p Skiddaw View Cottage, 170.5p Halcliffe, 162.5p Blackhamilton, 159.5p Balgray Hill, 157.5p (x2), 153.5p Glebelands, 154.5p Kilnford Cottage, 154.5p Beechfield, 154.5p Ratlinggate Farm, 142.5p (stock bull) Low Meadows, 141.5p (stock bull) Mirefold Farm, British Blonde 169.5p Woodhall Farm, Simmental 152.5p Hen Moss Farm, 151.5p Haltcliffe, 144.5p Hagg, 141.5p Kilnford Croft, Aberdeen Angus 150.5p, 145.5p Hagg, 149.5p Beech Bank, Charolais 146.5p Crow Hall, Holstein 146.5p Horesgills, 121.5p Pelutho Grange, 121.5p Park House, Whitebred Shorthorn 143.5p, 142.5p Ireby Hall Farm, Montbeliarde 138.5p Southview Farm, Beef Shorthorn 137.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 136.5p Clappers Farm, British Friesian 136.5p Micklethwaite Farm, 132.5p Longlands, 127.5p Kirkbarrow Hall, 126.5p, 123.5p Aitchisons Bank Farm, 125.5p Wragmire Bank, 124.5p Whitehead Hill Farm, 120.5p The Flatt, Holstein Friesian 136.5p Crooklands, 133.5p, 132.5p Whins Farm, 131.5p, 127.5p, 123.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 127.5p (x2), 125.5p Wragmire Bank, 124.5p, 121.5p Berrier Head, 124.5p Slagnaw Farm, 123.5p, 122.5p High Grounds, 122.5p Southview Farm, 121.5p Tempest Tower, Saler 135.5p Crow Hall, Ayrshire 134.5p Rosewain Farm, Blue Grey 128.5p Dirrops, Galloway 125.5p Farney Shields, 124.5p Dirrops, Hereford 125.5p Burgh Head Farm, 124.5p Bridge End Farm, Highland 122.5p Ryliehead Cottage.

Prime Cattle – An increased entry of 53 Prime cattle were forward at the weekly sale with all classes selling to an increased demand and were definitely sharper to sell. Top overall was an outstanding Limousin cross steer from Mr D Anderson, Crosby House Farm, Maryport achieving £1678.75 and top overall heifer was a superb continental cross from Messrs JS & JO Dodd, West View, Penrith, achieving £1470.73 also gaining top overall pence per kilo with another cross heifer of 222.5p whilst top pence per kilo steer also came from Mr D Anderson, achieving 212.5p for a Limousin cross. All of the above purchased by weekly purchasers Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.

Leading price per head – Steers: Limousin £1678, £1514, £1485, £1459 Crosby House Farm, £1471 Bloan Farm, £1457 Fenton Farm, British Blue £1506 Crosby House Farm, £1370 Kirkland Guards, Bazadaise £1406.47 Bloan Farm, Charolais £1227.78 Town Head.

Heifers: Continental £1470 West View, British Blue £1338, £1279 Ashcroft Limousin £1336 West View, £1333 Osborne.

Leading price per kilo – Heifers: Continental 222.5p West View, Limousin 219.5p West View 215.5p Osborne Farm, 196.5p High Knells Farm, 194.5p The Ash 193.5p Old Rectory, British Blue 216.5p, 205.5p.199.5p Ainstable Hall, 207.5p, 201.5p Ashcroft, Charolais 182.5p Town Head.

Steers: Limousin 212.5p, 210.5p, 206.5p. 205.5p, 203.5p Crosby House Farm, 207.5p 194.5p Houghton House, 200.5p, 196.5p Fenton Farm, British Blue 199.5p Crosby House Farm, 195.5p Kirkland Guards, Charolais 179.5p Town Head, Bazadaise 174.5p Bloan Farm, Holstein Friesian 134.5p Grassings Farm.

Prime Bulls – Once again another large show of 118 prime bulls were forward with trade being similar to last week. Top grossing bull was a Simmental from Messrs DC Houldey of Kirtleton House, Lockerbie achieving £1526.84, top pence per kilo was for weekly vendors Messrs Story of Jacksonrigg, Longtown achieving 209.5ppk for a British Blue cross. Finally dairy bred bulls were forward in large numbers again and topped at £1006.50 for a British Friesian from Messrs CD & WA Bland & Son of The Flatt, How Mill and top pence per kilo was 153.5ppk for again a British Friesian from Messrs Hogg of Whitehead Hill, Cumwhitton.

Leading prices per head: Simmental £1526, £1222 Kirtleton House, Limousin £1368 Niven Hill, £1296, £1291 Linden House, £1283 Jackson Rigg, £1258, £1164 Spital Farm, £1291 Mechi Farm, £1217, £1181 The Yett, £1213 Kelbarrow, £1162 Park View, Charolais £1307 Saouth Farm, £1190 Rushey Law Farm, British Blue £1259, £1210 Jackson Rigg, £1222 Mechi Farm, £1180 Ainstable Hall, £1161 Colston, Saler £1210, £1099 Colston, British Friesian £1006, £920 The Flatt, £994 Whitehead Hill Farm, £950 Wed Holm House, Holstein £980 Wragmire Bank, Aberdeen Angus £968 Wragmire Bank, £957 Cardew Hall, Holstein Friesian £945 Durdar House, Montbeliarde £943, £900 Beeches. Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 209.5p Jackson Rigg, 179.5p Mechi Farm, Limousin 195.5p Mechi Farm, 194.5p Jackson Rigg, 189.5p, 185.5p Linden House, 187.5p Niven Hill, Saler 192.5p, 180.5p Colston, Montbeliarde 156.5p (x2), 144.5p Beeches, British Friesian 153.5p Whitehead Hill Farm, 149.5p, 143.5p The Flatt, 147.5p Briggle Farm, 144.5p, 143.5p (x2) Wed Holme House, Aberdeen Angus 152.5p Wragmire Bank, Holstein 149.5p Wragmire Bank, 138.5p Justicetown Farm, Holstein Friesian 140.5p Pears Ghyll Farm, 137.5p Mirkbooths.


Prime Sheep

The weekly sale of prime sheep had forward a good show of 1797 prime lambs and 231 cast ewes. Prime Lambs – A number of new vendors made the trip with prime lambs and were rewarded with a very pleasing trade. The overall average of 217.7ppk was achieved, which equates to £89.13 per head, this compares very favourably to other markets operating today.

Topping the sale both per head and per kilo was a truly outstanding pen of 12 Texel cross lambs shown by Messrs JA & LA Thompson of Woodhead, Scaleby weighing 38.5kg, they sold to £119.80 to Bowood Yorkshire Lamb Ltd, which averages out at 311ppk. Messrs Thompson 37 head consignment averaged 39.4kg, 286ppk or £113.29.

Leading prices per head: Texel £119, £118 Wood Head, £117 (x2) Newbiggin Hall Farm, £114 Wharton House, £111 (x2), £110 Hollands, £111 Blue Dial, £111 Wetheral Abbey Farm, £110 Mossband House, Dutch Texel £114, £110, £108 (x2), £104, £94 (x2) Hargill House, £94 Milton Mains, Beltex £112 Nether Stenries, £109 Outer Woodhead, £108.80, £101, £99, £97, £95 The Square, £104 Newbiggin Hall Farm, £104 Outer Woodhead, £97 (x2) Waterside Farm, Bleu D Maine £111 Chapel House, £111, £107, £105, £94 (x2) Beck Farm, £101, £91 Greesyke, Suffolk £104 Great Easby Farm, £104 White House, £100 Wavercroft, £100 The Beeches, £99 Wreay Hall, £97 Braithwaite Hall, £96 Wreay Hall, £95 Midtown, £95 Kiln Close Farm, £94 Beamwham, £94 The Laythes, Millennium Bleu £94, £92, £90 Kiln Close Farm, Zwartbles £91 Gilmartin, Charollais £85 (x2) Jackson Rigg, Hill Cheviot £80 Outer Woodhead.

Leading prices per kilo: Texel 311.2p Wood Head, 294.2p, 272.2p, 263.8p, 262.9p Hollands, 288.9p Seymour House, 285.2p, 271.1p Wood Head, 267p Springfield Farm, 263.8p Mossband House, 262.6p Newbiggin Hall Farm, Dutch Texel 298.2p, 257.7p, 253p, 246.6p, 246.2p, 236.5p, 227.2p Hargill House, 256.2p, 228.4p Milton Mains, Beltex 274.5p, 255.6p Outer Woodhead, 267.7p Newbiggin Hall Farm, 262.3p Carrutherstown, 259p, 248.3p, 244.5p, 243.4p The Square, 249.5p, 248.8p, 244.5p Waterside Farm, Bleu D Maine 254.1, 245p, 230p, 225.1p, 223.1p Beck Farm, 219.2p, 217.9p Chapel House, Millennium Bleu 225.1p Ricora, 221.6p, 220.5p, 218.4p Kiln Close Farm, Suffolk 223.2p, 219p Ghyll House Farm, 217.3p Braithwaite Hall, 217.3p White House, 216.6p, 216.1p Outer Woodhead, Hill Cheviot 215.5p Outer Woodhead.

Cast Ewes: Ewes remained a good trade for all classes, selling to a top price of £117.50 for a consignment of Texel ewes from Messrs R Pigg & Son of Gaitsgill Hall Farm, Dalston.

Ewes leading prices per head: Texel £117.50, £111.50 Gaitsgill Hall Farm, £113.50 Prior House, £113.50 Nunfield Farm, £107.50 Wavercroft, £105.50 Newbiggin Hall Farm, £97.50 Kiln Close Farm, £95.50 (x2) Hargill House, £94.50 Chalk Lodge, £93.50 Brow Farm, Beltex 109.5p Nether Stenries, Suffolk £101.50 Mealrigg House, £87.50, £82.50 Brow Farm, £85.50 Outer Woodhead, Leicester £91.50, £83.50 Beamwham, Greyfaced £87.50, £79.50 Nether Stenries, £85.50 Grassgarth, £77.50 Wavercroft, £76.50 Beamwham, £75.50 Fell Hill, £73.50 Kiln Close Farm, Bleu D Maine £81.50 Kiln Close Farm, Jacob £80 Gilmartin, Hill Cheviot £69.50, £67.50 Upper Brydekirk, Dorset £67.50 Kiln Close Farm, Suffolk £67.50 Fell Hill, £65.50 Farney Shields, £65.50 Beamwham, Blackfaced £63.50 Mossband House.



June 30

John Swan Ltd sold 83 clean cattle, 43 OTM cattle, 1472 new season lambs, 44 old season hoggs and 584 ewes

Bullocks (28) averaged 205p per kg and sold to 220p (+1.5p on week); heifers (54) averaged 209.3p per kg and sold to 233p (-1.8p on week); one young bull sold to 138p; 43 beef type OTM cattle averaged 124.6p per kg and sold to 165p (n/c on the week); 1472 new season lambs averaged 213p per kg (-12p on the week) and sold to £115, top price 247p per kg for Beltex; 44 old season hoggs averaged 128p per kg (-18p on the week) and sold to £85, a top price of 167p per kg for Texels; 584 ewes averaged £69.02, and sold to £111 for Texels.


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