Carlisle Mart: January 22

Harrison & Hetherington Limited held their weekly sale of calves with a quality show of 245 gracing the ring. Trade was still as buoyant as it has been for a number of weeks

A farmer with his flock of sheep
A farmer with his flock of sheep

Harrison & Hetherington Limited held their weekly sale of calves with a quality show of 245 gracing the ring. Trade was still as buoyant as it has been for a number of weeks. Top call of the day went to Messrs JA Nanson , Sorrowstones, Santon, Holmrook for £445 for a British Blue bull. Black and white calves met a high demand with the section topping at £225 for a pen of four from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm, Longtown.

Bulls: British Blue £445 Sorrow Stones, £440 Roundbush Farm, £420, £385 (x2), £375, £370, £365, £360, £340 Cockleybank, £400, £380, £345 Kinkry Hill Farm, £390, £385 Hill House, £375 Chalk Lodge, £360, £340 Challochmun, £355 Low Ploughlands, £345 Torpenhow Hall, Limousin £440 (x2), £430 High House, £400 Crookdake House, £400, £375 Coombe Crag, £375 High Green, £375 Bleaberry Rigg, Aberdeen Angus £380, £360 (x2), £355 (x3), £350 Hill House, £350, £325 Smalmstown Farm, £335 Bridge End, £330 Highhead Castle Farm, Charolais £380 Greyrigg, Montbeliarde £235 Cardurock Farm, £170 Colby Laithes, Holstein Friesian £225 (x4), £215 (x4) £195 (x2), £170 (x2), £145 Smalmstown Farm, £155 (x3) Cadgillfoot, £150 (x2) Peepy Farm, British Friesian £200, £180, £170 Clarks Farm, Hereford £185 Gateshaw Mill, Fleckvieh £78 Drumraik Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £415 Slealands Burn £360 Bleaberry Rigg, £345 East Farm, £340, £330 £325 Coombe Crag, £340, £260 Colby Laithes, £330 Crookdake House, £315 Peepy Farm, £298 Sorrow Stones, £280 (x4) East Farm, £275 Cockley Bank, British Blue £370 (x2) Smalmstown Farm, £360, £345, £290 Roundbush Farm, £350 Clarks Farm, £340 Sorrow Stones, £340, £332 Bridge End, £330, £265 Cockley Bank, £325, £250 Hill House, £290, £270, £250 Park Farm, Simmental £325 Colby Laithes, Charolais £310 Low Rigg, £280 Greyrigg, Aberdeen Angus £180 High Pow, £170, £130 Hill House, £155 The Gill, £150 Highhead Castle Farm.

DAIRY

The current strong demand for milking cattle was evident in the commercial sale which followed the Pedigree club sale with the best black and whites making £2000 or more.

Leading prices: Holstein Friesian £2020 Drumraik Farm, £2000, £1920 Watson Hill, £1920, £1680 Panlands Farm, £1900 Brownfield Farm, Jersey £1280 Fordsyke.

 

STORE CATTLE & WEANLINGS

Harrison & Hetherington sold 778 head of cattle at their weekly Wednesday Sale consisting of 478 Store Cattle and Weaners, 235 Calves and 65 Dairy Cattle including 58 from the Border & Lakeland Holstein Club.

A full ringside of buyers in every ring ensured an exceptionally strong demand, however the demand for quality suckled calves exceeded all expectations and many more could have been sold.

Store Cattle – A good quality show of 255 store cattle were at the weekly sale. A large ringside of buyers ensured all classes of cattle were well bid for. Topping the sale at £1400 was a fantastic Limousin x heifer shown by Messrs MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads, Canonbie. Top priced bullock made £1315 for a tremendous Charolais x bullock consigned by Mr J J Brough, Clappers Farm, Aspatria.

Leading store cattle prices: Heifers: Limousin £1400 Ladyhousesteads, £1280, £1170 Osborne Farm, £1150 North Greenhill, £1130, £1050, £1020 Tinnishall, £1110, £1080, £1045 Wavercroft, £1090, £1050 £1040 Marina House, £1040 Carlatton Farm, £1035 North Greenhill, £1030 Ash View, Blonde d’Aquitaine £1155 Osborne Farm, British Blue £1050 Ladyhousesteads, £1050 (x3), £1040 (x3), £950 (x3) Park House Farm, £990, £955 Langfauld, £980 (x3) High Old Shield Farm, £950 Coupland Beck Farm, Beef Shorthorn £965 Gall Farm.

Steers: Charolais £1315 Clappers Farm, £1165 Kelmore Hill Farm, £1100 Town Foot Farm, £1005 Horsegills, British Blue £1275 South Slealands, £1180 Eden Bank Farm, £1125, £1110, £1080 West Whitrigg, £1120, £1100 Pinegrove, £1000 Town Foot Farm, £1090, £1070, £1050 Hainings Farm, £1050, £1030 Harper Hill Farm, Limousin £1230 (x4) High Field, £1170, £1160 Tinnishall, £1145 West Whitrigg, £1140 Ash View, £1140 Low Fauld, £1130 South Slealands, £1130, £1120, £1115 Fishergill, £1130, £1115 North Greengill, £1120 Tinnishall, Aberdeen Angus £1170 Rye Close, £1125, £995 Chapel House, £1100 Town Foot Farm, £995 Low Fauld, Whitebred Shorthorn £1140 Rye Close, Saler £1125 (x2), £1070 (x2) Broom Farm, Montbeliarde £1125 Rye Close, £920, £905 (x2) Heggle Lane Farm, Blue Grey £1100, £1095 Rye Close, Holstein Friesian £965 (x2), £915 (x2), £890 Tarn Lodge Farm, £840 Easton Farm, British Friesian £920 Clappers Farm, £810 (x2), Easton Farm, £800 Heggle Lane Farm.

Weaned Calves – A good show of 305 weanlings were forward with good well bred cattle being in great demand from local and away buyers.

Leading weaned calf prices Heifers: Limousin £1060 Sandford Hall, £1015 Frizington Parks Farm, £885 Kelmore Hill Farm, £855 West End Farm, £810, £790 (x5) Powleys Garth, British Blue £975 Sandford Hall, £820 Tongue House, £810 (x2) Whins Farm, Charolais £870 Isle of Dalton, £760 Tongue House, £700 Blenkett Farm, Blonde d’Aquitaine £800 Blenkett Farm, Aberdeen Angus £710 Flatt Bank, £680 Tarn How, £630 (x2) Beech House.

Steers: Limousin £1050, £1020, £1000, £910 Isle of Dalton, £985, £905 £900 (x2), £880 Croft Ends Farm, £920, £900 Beck Farm, £920 Tongue House, £870 (x2) Bridgehouse Farm, £810 Tarn How, £810 Bayldon House, Charolais £990 (x2) Tongue House, British Blue £970, £880 The Bog, £860 Whins Farm, £800 Longrigg House, £800 The Bog, £800 (x4) Beech House, Swedish Red & White £860 (x2) Sandford Hall, Simmental £780 Beech House, Aberdeen Angus £690 (x2) Hesketh Lane, £610 Longrigg House.

Bulls: Limousin £930, £780 Crookbank Farm, £780 Aldoth Farm, British Blue £750 Aldoth Farm, £740 Park House Farm, Hereford £650 (x2), £590 (x2) Calebreck Hall, Luing £575 (x6) Poole Bank Farm, Holstein Friesian £520 (x5) High Aketon, £470 (x3) Flatt Bank.

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