Harrison & Hetherington held their sale of Beef Breeding cattle. A small but good show of cows and heifers with calves at foot or in calf were presented to a large ring side of buyers ensuring that all classes being very dear.
Averages: Calf Park Ltd, 4 Heifers and calves £2987.50 Dickinson of Highknipe, 6 Heifers and calves £2541.66 Elliott of Bank House, 2 Cows and calves £2375
Eggleston of Thornham Hill, 2 Heifers and calves £2400
Pattinson of The Flatt, 12 Bulling heifers £1572.50
Leading prices: - Heifers with calves: British Blue £3500, £2400 Colt Park Farm, £2600, £2250 High Knipe, £2000 Standing Stonerigg, Limousin £3250, £2800 Colt Park Farm, £2700(x2), £2600, £2400 High Knipe, £2500, £2300 Thornham Hill Farm, £2400 Laverock Bridge, £2400 Yew Tree Farm, Bazadaise £2150 Gelt Hall Farm.
Cows with calves: British Blue £2450 Bank House, £2250 Home Farm, £1880 Wydoncleughside Farm, £1750 Kirkbarrow Hall, £1700 Prospect Farm, £1500 Glencartholm,
Limousin £2300 Bank House, £2020, £1780 Baggarah Farm, £1950 The Faulds, £1850, £1500 Yew Tree Farm, £1550 Brow Top Farm.
In-calf Heifers: Limousin £1800, £1750, £1680, £1650, £1620, £1600, £1500, £1420, £1400(x2) The Flatt, £1400 East Newbiggin, Aberdeen Angus £1650, £1400 The Flatt
British Blue £1400 East Newbiggin.
In-calf Cows: Simmental £1350 Whitrighill Farm, £1020 West Wharmley, British Blue £1320 Blackford, £1200 West Wharmley, Limousin £1200 Macey Bank Farm, £1080 Scotby Shields, £1020 West Wharmley, Whitebred Shorthorn £900 Scotby Shields.
Bulling Heifers: Limousin £1210 Scotby Shields, Beef Shorthorn £980 Scotby Shields,
Whitebred Shorthorn £880 Scotby Shields.
Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward 18 prime cattle, 12 otm cattle, 2 young bulls, 5,961 cast ewes & rams and 3,099 prime hoggs.
Prime steers to 219.5p for Limousin from Wyseby Hill Cottage. Prime heifers to 223.5p for Limousin from Houghton House. Young bulls to 165.5p for Black & White from Becton Hall. OTMs to 149.5p for Angus from Harelawhill.
Prime hoggs to £114 per head for Texels from Cowcorse and to 277p per kilo for Beltex from Cowcorse and Lothian Est. Heavy ewes to £128 for Texels from Hawthornside. Light ewes to £60 for Cheviots for Whitstonehill. Rams to £102 for Texels from Pearsbyhall.
Steers: light to 219.5p (219.5p); medium to 213.5p (209.3p); heavy to 209.5p (202.3p).
Heifers: medium to 215.5p (190.4p); heavy to 223.5p (205.6p).
Young bulls 165.5p (162.6p).
Hoggs: light to 277.0p (190.4p); standard to 277.0p (204.2p); medium to 252.0p (195.0p); heavy to 206.0p (179.8p).
Shearling 145.0p (124.5p).
Ewes: light to £60.00 (£41.92); heavy to £128.00 (£62.81).
Cast rams £102.00 (£51.92).
w/e January 24
Border Livestock Exchange to week ending Friday 24th January 2014 sold 146 Prime Cattle; 40 Cull Cows; 1,949 Prime Lambs; 421 Cull Ewes and 72 Store Cattle.
A tremendous consignment of ¾ bred Continental Steers from Newlands Mill, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton topped the Cattle prices when they sold to average 392p per kg and to a top price per head of £1,803. A Charolais Young Bull from Blackadder Mains, Duns realised 384p per kg and £1,739. Cull Cow numbers continue to rise with a satisfactory level of prices being achieved for all types. Continental Cross Cows to £1,101 Pilmuir. Aberdeen Angus Cows to £1,069 Tughall Farm, Alnwick.
Lamb trade improved as the week progressed selling to 410p per kg for Cheviot Crosses from South Riccalton, Jedburgh. Texel Crosses to 400p per kg; Meatlinc to 400p per kg and Pure Lleyns also to 400p per kg.
Store Cattle slightly easier. Charolais Cross Steers 18 months to £1,200.