Carlisle Mart: April 28

A larger show of 220 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with a great ring side of buyers ensuring one of the dearest trades seen for some time

Sheep on a farm
Sheep on a farm


April 28

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A larger show of 220 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with a great ring side of buyers for feeding cows ensuring one of the dearest trades seen for some time, however black and white cows sold less on the week. Mr Nelson of Low Sorbies sold the top priced British Blue cross cow selling to 183.5p/kg and was purchased by Mr Shaun McGimpsey. Messes Sowerby & Sons of Sycamore Rise run of outstanding cows topped at 181.5p/kg for a Limousin cross purchased by Wesley Gracey of Aberdeen. Messrs Brown & Son of Crakeplace Hall, Workington sold two great Limousin cows selling for 179.5p/kg and 173.5p/kg and were purchased by Shaun McGimpsey and Les Fell. Messrs Prentice & Son of Hermitage Farm run of great feeding cows topped at 168.5ppk for a British Blue cross purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Hyslop of Placeknowe sold the top priced Simmental cow scaling 821kg and sold to 168p/kg or £1383 and was purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Sowerby & Sons of Sycamore Rise sold the top priced Limousin cross cow, weighing 788kg and sold to 164.5p/kg or £1296 and was purchased by Mr Alan Jarvis. Mr Scott of Carrick Dean sold the top priced Holstein cross cow selling to 137.5p/kg and was purchased by Mr Les Fell. Messrs Armour of Milton Farm sold the top priced Holstein cross cow selling to 913kg, 110.5p/kg, £1008 to Dawn Meats. Messrs Prudham of Whitefield sold the top priced Charolais stock bull selling to 1289kg, 119.5p/kg or £1540.36 to Pickstocks.

Leading price per head: Charolais £1540.36 (stock bull) Whitfield, £1139.97 Wolsty Farm, Limousin £1445.99 (stock bull), £1168.15, £1051.87 Crakeplace Hall, £1296.26, £1228.76, £1147.13, £1120.54, £1075.03 Sycamore Rise, £1227.15 Mockerkin, £1189.50 Kirkcambeck, 31132 Brown Leazes Farm, £1111.62 Crookholm Farm, £1109.88 Kedzlie Fam, £1108.53 Home Farm, £1063.13 Hermitage Farm, Simmental £1383.39 Palaceknowe, £1184.04 (stock bull) High Wood End, £952.59 Arnold House, British Blue £1165.23 Low Sorbies, £1161.86 Sycamore Rise, £1123.88, £1068.29 Hermitage Farm, British Friesian £1049.20 (stock bull) Wavercroft, £914.15, 3880.76 Croft Farm, £860.20 Thornington Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1026.30 Mirkbooths, Blonde £1012.35 Brown Leazes Farm, Saler £1030.20 Sycamore Rise, Holstein Friesian £1008.87 Milton Farm, £979, £895.05 Meinbank Farm, £936.38 Mirkbooths, £928.13 Orton Grange Farm, £905.21 Town Head Farm, £886.20 Mainhill Farm, £885.38 Park House Farm, £877.36 Tarn Lodge Farm, £877.25 Old Church Farm, £867.77 Tempest Tower, £864.43 Smallthwaite House, Galloway £1002.50, £998.08 The Laythes, Holstein £895.52 Slealands Burn, £886.69 Kirkbride House. Leading price per kilo: British Blue 183.5p Low Sorbies, 168.5p, 166.5p, 157.5p, 155.5p Hermitage Farm, 154.5p How Burn, 150.5p Sycamore Rise, 146.5p Newlands Farm, 145.5p Newbiggin Farm, 140.5p Balgray Hill, 122.5p (stock bull) Upper Brydekirk, Limousin 181.5p, 164.5p, 159.5p, 156.5p, 151.5p Sycamore Rise, 179.5p, 173.5p, 152.5p, 113.5p (stock bull) Crakeplace Hall, 163.5p Home Farm, 162.5p, 157.5p, 148.5p (x2), 147.5p Kedzlie Farm, 157.5p, 155.5p, 150.5p, 148.5p, 147.5p, 145.5p Hermitage Farm, 155.5p Silver How Farm, 155.5p Balgray Hill, 152.5p Hilltop, 151.5p Beech Croft, 151.5p Newbiggin Farm, 147.5p Brown Leaze Farm, 115.5p (stock bull) East Unthank Farm, Simmental 168.5p Palaceknowe, 153.5p Kedzlie Farm, 142.5p, 140.5p Arnold House, Aberdeen Angus 155.5p Mirkbooths, Saler 151.5p, 127.5p Sycamore Rise, 127.5p Glendue Farm, Blonde 150.5p Hermitage Farm, 141.5p Bassenthwaite Hall Farm, Galloway 147.5p, 145.5p The Laythes, Holstein Friesian 137.5p, 124.5p, 121.5p Carrick Dean, 137.5p, 127.5p Meinbank Farm, 125.5p, 119.5p, 115.5p Old Church Farm, 125.5p Flothers, 124.5p (x2) Tempest Tower, 117.5p Hillhead, 116.5p Smallthwaite House, 116.5 Town Head Farm, 115.5p Thornington Farm, Holstein 136.5p, 119.5p Woodhouse, 119.5p Kirkbride House, 115.5p Harrington Ling Farm, 115.5p Holmhead Farm, Charolais 130.5p Wolsty Farm, 119.5p (stock bull) Whitefield, Staberliser 127.5p Skiddaw View Cottage, British Friesian 126.5p, 123.5p (x2) Thornington Farm, 119.5p Aldoth Farm, 117.5p Croft Farm, Hereford 122.5p Croglin High Hall, Swedish Red & White 117.5p Hill House.

Prime Cattle – A larger show of 67 prime cattle forward with all classes selling to a similar trade on the week. The days overall top was an outstanding Limousin cross steer from Messrs Crichton of Loughrigg Farm, selling to £1790.10 or 229.50p/kg purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top overall heifer was again a Limousin cross achieving £1401.35 from Messrs Fawcett of Silverhow, Seascale, which also achieved top pence per kilo of 231.50p/kg and was again purchased by Pioneer Foods. A strong trade was seen throughout with all vendors leaving satisfied.

Leading price per head: Steers: Limousin £1790, £1730 Loughrigg Farm, £1506 Cardew Hall, £1490, £1487 Houghton House, Charolais £1652 Cardew Hall, £1605 Pennersaughs Cottage, Blonde £1515 Northrigg Hill, Bazadaise £1328 Church Farm, Simmental £1296 Silver How Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1401 Church Farm. Leading price per kilo: Steers: Limousin 231.50p Silver How Farm, 229.50p(x2) Loughrigg Farm, 222.50p, 209.50p Houghton House, 215.50p Silver How Farm, Blonde 209.50p, 204.50p Northrigg Hill, Bazadaise 208.50p Church Farm, Simmental 196.50p Silver How Farm, Charolais 195.50p Pennersaughs Cottage. Heifers: Limousin 223.50p Church Farm, 211.50p Halfway Well, 205.50p Kilnknowe, Bazadaise 200.50p Church Farm.

Prime Bulls – Top overall was a Charolais cross from Messrs Gracie of Byre Burnside, Canonbie selling to £1558.06. Top overall price per kilo went to Messrs Gibb of Jubilee Buildings, Newcastle achieving 216.50p/kg for a British Blonde. And finally Black and Whites were forward in good numbers although there was less quality and flesh on offer. Top overall was a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Lindsay of High Crosby Farm, Crosby Moor achieving £1051.35 and top pence per kilo came from Messrs Mitchell of Mirkbooths, Raughton Head achieving 158.50p/kg.

Leading prices per head: Charolais £1558, £1293 Byre Burnside, £1114 Pennersaughs Cottage, £1239 Low Farm, Limousin £1481 Midtown Farm, £1442 Byre Burnside, £1315 Lower Griseburn, British Blonde £1452, £1434 Jubilee Buildings, Simmental £1194 Balgray Hill, £1115 Springfield, British Blue £1144 West Lochills, £1142 Blackrigg, £1122 Forrester Fold, Holstein Friesian £1051 High Crosby Farm, £938, £931 Mirkbooths, £914 Blackrigg, £906 Springfield, British Friesian £1003 Cardew Hall, £924 Dinwoodie Green Farm, £915 The Flatt, Montbelliarde £978 Lowther Low Moor. Leading prices per kilo: British Blonde 216.50p, 212.50p Jubilee Buildings, Limousin 207.50p Lower Griseburn, 205.50p Low Farm, 205.50p Midtown Farm, 199.50p, 196.50p Niven Hill, 199.50p Byre Burnside, Simmental 201.50p Balgray Hill, Charolais 189.50p Pennersaughs Cottage, 179.50p Byre Burnside, British Blue 175.50p Blackrigg, 174.50p West Lochills, 168.50p Forrester Fold, Holstein Friesian 158.50p, 153.50p Mirkbooths, 147.50p Blackrigg, 141.50p High Crosby Farm, Montbelliarde 155.50p Lowther Low Moor, British Friesian 153.50p Dinwoodie Green Farm, 152.50p, 149.50p The Flatt, 149.50p Albyfield, Holstein 149.50p Stonehouse.

Prime Sheep – A better quality offering of spring lambs were forward and met a good demand to a top of £130.80 paid for a fabulous 45kg Texel shown by Messrs Reed of Moss Side House, Newton Arlosh which sold to Mr John Scott Meat Ltd, Paisley this was also the top price per kilo at 290.70p/kg. A good turnout of hoggs again this week, however a very mixed quality show as vendors approach the end of their runs. Topping the sale was a 52kg Texel hogg shown by Mr S Skelton of Newhall which sold at £120.80 to Mr J Thompson. Top price per kilo was 282.9p/kg paid for Beltex hoggs again from Newhall weighing 42kg they sold at £118.80 to Mr T England on behalf of a client.

Prime Lambs – Leading prices per head: Texel £130.80 Moss Side House £106.80, £103.80 Upper Brydekirk, £101.80 Syke Farm, Millenium Bleu £123.80 Kiln Close Farm, Rouge £118.80 Kiln Close Farm, Suffolk £117.80, £114.80, £113.80 Ashcroft, £114.80 Field House, £114.80, £109.80(x2) Woodhall Farm, £111.80, £109.80, £102.80 Upper Brydekirk. Leading prices per kilo: Texel 290.70p Moss Side Farm, 238.60p, 232.20p Upper Brydekirk, Millenium Bleu 269.10p Kiln Close Farm, Suffolk 260.90p Ashcroft, 258.40p, 255.10p, 252.70p, 250p Woodhall Farm, 246.70p, 244p, 235.40p, 231p Upper Brydekirk, Rouge 258.30p Kiln Close Farm.

Prime hoggs - Leading prices per head: Texel £120.80, £115.80, £111.80, £110.80, £110.80, £108.80 Newhall Farm, £110.80, £109.80 Cardew Hall, £110 Fell View Farm, £109.80 The Hope, £107.80 Old Church Farm, Beltex £118.80 Newhall Farm, £114.80, £108.80, £102.80(x3), £100.80 Sunny Gill Farm, Suffolk £111.80, £109.80(x3), £108.80, £107.80 Newhall Farm, £110.80, £106.80 Cardew Hall, £110 Williamsgill Farm, £106.80 Newlands Farm, £106.80 Fern House, Hill Cheviot £111.80, £106.80, £100.80 Sunny Gill Farm, £99.30 Orton Rigg Farm, £98.80, £98.30 Woodhouses Farm, £98.80 Tempest Tower, £98.80 Bromfield Hall, £98.30 Woodhousehill, £98.30 Dundraw Farm, £98.30 Weary Hall Style, Charollais £110.80(x2), £105, £100 Newhall Farm, £107.80, £100.80 Mirkbooths, Berrichon £108.80, £106.30, £103.80, £103.30, £101.30 Kiln Close Farm, Millenium Bleu £107.80 Kiln Close Farm, Kerry Hill £102 Fell View Farm, Greyfaced £96.80, £89.80 Old Church Farm, £94.80 Mirkbooths, £84.80 Weary Hall Style, £84.30 Ribton House, Herdwick £95.80 Weary Hall Style, £92.30(x3) High Brow Nelson, £89.80 Bowscale Farm, Blackfaced £91.80 Weary Hall Style, £86.80 Pasture House, Zwartbles £83.80, £80.80(x2) Wetheral Shields, Swaledale £76 Pasture House Farm, £73.80 Bowscale Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 282.90p Newhall Farm, 262.20p, 241.90p, 210.30p, 208.70p Sunny Gill Farm, 245.60p The Hope, Texel 275.70p, 254.10p, 232.30p Newhall Farm, 269.50p Old Church Farm, 249.50p Weary Hall Style, 243.20p, 229.20p Mirkbooths, 229.50p Moss Side House, 228.80p Bromfield Hall, 228.40p Newbiggin Hall Farm, 226.30p Bowscale Farm, Hill Cheviot 228.30p, 223.20p Orton Rigg Farm, 226p, 222p Woodhouses Farm, 226p Woodhousehill, 224.50p Bromfield Hall, 223.50p Westgarth Hill, 222.60p Terrona, 222p Tempest Tower, 221p, 220.90p Dundraw Farm, Blackfaced 222.60p Pasture House Farm, 216p Weary Hall Style, 203.70p Nutholm Farm, Suffolk 221.20p, 211.70p Fern House, 214.30p Bowscale Farm, 203.50p, 203.30p, 202.10p, 201.60p Newhall Farm, Herdwick 220.20p Weary Hall Style, 219p Bowscale Farm, 212.20p High Brow Nelson, Swaledale 200p Pasture House Farm, 184.50p Bowscale Farm, Charollais 204.10p, 201.90p Newhall Farm, Greyfaced 195.20p, 188p, 185.60p Old Church Farm, 185.20p Bowscale Farm, 184.30p Weary Hall Style, Berrichon 194.90p, 191.10p, 190p Kiln Close Farm, Millennium Bleu 192.50p Kiln Close Farm, Kerry Hill 188.90p Fell View Farm, Zwartbles 185.70p, 181.60p Wetheral Shields.

Ewes – Ewes remain very dear for all classes selling to £117.50 for Suffolks from Mr D Jones of Ashcroft, Thurstonfield. Leading prices per head: Suffolk £117.50, £109.50, £107.50(x2) Ashcroft, £115.50 Newlands Farm, £115.50, £114.50, £107.50 Williamsgill Farm, £109.50 Wavercroft, £103.50 Crag Nook Farm, Texel £115.50, £97.50 Newbiggin Hall Farm, £115.50, £111.50, £99.50 High House, £114.50 Moss Side House, £107.50, £99.50, £97.50 Far Brownrigg, £97.50 Wood Head, £96.50 Lanehead Farm, Greyfaced £91.50, £85.50 Far Brownrigg, £91.50 Lanehead Farm, £83.50 Fern House, £81.50 Newlands Farm, £81.50 Midtown, £81.50 Upper Brydekirk, Hill Cheviot £72 Holm Cottage, £71.50 Bonshawside Farm, Dorset £71.50 Newlands Farm.


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