STORE & BREEDING SHEEP
On Monday 12th May at Borderway Mart, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of store and breeding sheep. The annual show and sale of hogs and shearlings saw a tremendous show forward. Top honours of the mules went to Messrs Ridsdale of Yew Tree Farm, selling at £115. The show was ably judged by Messrs Irving of East Cliffe. Reserve Champion went to Messrs Skelton of Rook Farm selling to £70 with twins at foot. Continental cross section was kindly judged by Messrs Bowe of Bothel Parks who presented the champion rosette to a pen of Texel cross hogs to Messrs Pattinson of Kinkry Hill and Reserve Champion went Messrs Horn of Whale Farm which sold to £122 and £130 respectfully. All classes were kindly sponsored by John Scott Minerals. Out with the show top call went to Messrs Bell of Fitz Farm selling to £124 for a Texel ewe and lamb. All types were keenly bid for throughout.
Mule Hoggs with lambs
M Ridsdale, Yew Tree Farm, Calthwaite
WN&P Skelton, Rook Farm, Cockermouth
M Ridsdale, Yew Tree Farm, Calthwaite
PM Kidd, Briggle Farm, Langwathby
Champion: M Ridsdale, Yew Tree Farm, Calthwaite
Reserve Champion: WN&P Skelton, Rook Farm, Cockermouth
Continental Shearlings with lambs
1 PJ Horn, Whale Farm, Penrith
Continental Hoggs with lambs
RT Pattinson, Kinkry Hill Farm, Roadhead
RT Pattinson, Kinkry Hill Farm, Roadhead
RT Pattinson, Kinkry Hill Farm, Roadhead
Champion: RT Pattinson, Kinkry Hill Farm, Roadhead
Reserve Champion: PJ Horn, Whale Farm, Penrith
Hoggs with lambs at foot: Texel £130 Whale Farm, £122, £104, £90 Kinkry Hill Farm, £102 Fitz Farm, £98 Highwood Farm, £93, £92, £90 Wall End Farm, £90 The Harras, Greyfaced £115, £100, £97, £93 Yew Tree Farm, £91 Woodhouse Farm, £90, £89 Briggle Farm, £89, £83 Glebelands, Bleu D Maine £107, £81 Fitz Farm, Suffolk £90, £69 The Harras, £84 Wall End Farm, £73 Crossgates.
Ewes with lambs at foot: Texel £124, £82 Fitz Farm, £65 Croft House, £63.50 Lynecrook, £61.50 Birks Head Farm, £56 Maulscastle, £55.50 The Green, £53.50 Heatheridge Farm, Greyfaced £68 Clappers Farm, £53 Home Farm, £52.50 Croft House, £51 Burn House, Lleyn £61 Midtown Farm, £52, £49.50, £46.50 Sale Fell House, Suffolk £57.50 Netherend Farm, £54.50 Burn House, Herdwick £39.50, £37 Newton Gate.
Shearling gimmers with lambs at foot: Greyfaced £73 Glebelands, £64 Croft House, £62 Whitechapel Farm, Texel £64 Newton Gate.
Breeding Ewes: Texel £43 Heatheridge Farm,<p/>
At Borderway Mart Carlisle, on Monday 12th May Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock.
Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A large show of 252 cast cows and stock bulls were presented to a large ring side of buyers with black and white cows being much improved on the week, and feeding cows being in great demand. Messrs Cleasby of Linden House run of outstanding cows topped at 165.5ppk for a Limousin cross purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Sowerby & Sons of Sycamore Rise cows topped at 158.5ppk and was purchased by Mr Shaun McGimpsey. Messrs Edgar of Fellside Farm sold a pure Limousin cow for 157.5ppk to Mr Anthony Holmes. Mr Oliver of Cawfields cows topped at 156.5ppk twice and were purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick and Shaun McGimpsey. Mr Andrew Jefferson of Aspatria Hall sold the top priced Charolais cross cow, selling to 797kg, 156.5ppk or £1247 and was purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Cleasby of Linton House sold the top priced Limousin cow selling to 878kg, 139.5ppk of £1224 and was purchased by Pickstocks. Messrs Hebson of Town End Farm sold the top priced black and white cow selling for 132.5ppk to Mr Shaun McGimpsey. Messrs Taylor of High Whinnow Farm sold the top priced Holstein cross cow selling for 882kg, 127.5ppk of £1124 to Dawn Meats.
Stock bulls were in great demand, Messrs Whitfield of Balladoyle Farm sold a Limousin bull for 145.5ppk and was purchased by Mr Shaun McGimpsey. Messrs Telfer of Tarnflatt Hall sold the top overall priced Limousin stock bull selling to 1284kg, 141,5ppk of £1816 and was purchased by Pickstocks.
Leading price per head: Limousin £1816.86 Tarnflatt Hall, £1408.44 Balladoyle Farm, £1224.81, £1143.61 Linden House, £1197.23, £1078.29 Cawfields, £1189.72 Broomhills, £1148.18, £1076.65 Fellside Farm, £1109.81 Crossdykes Farm, £1103.70 East Unthank Farm, Charolais £1489.86 Longrigg Thorn, £1247.31, £1128.78 Aspatria Hall, £1049.07 Cawfields, Holstein Friesian £1124.55 High Whinnow Farm, £1039.57 Tempest Tower, £955.89 Greengatehouse Farm, £936.77 Southview Farm, Holstein £1066.98 Seymour House, £946.44 Whitbarrow Farm, £946.01 Cockley Bank, £925.83 Howrigg Farm, £921.83 Muirhouse, British Friesian £1060.85 High Whinnow Farm, £928.70 Town End Farm, Belted Galloway £1053.78 Linden House, British Blue £1043.80 Sycamore Rise, Blue Grey £1022.20 Crummock Bank Farm, Blonde £1016.28 Bowness Hall, Galloway £993.03 Mount Pleasant, Hereford £976.39 High Lodore Farm, Bazadaise £945.96 Gelt Hall Farm, Ayrshire £927.45 Low Meathop Farm, Aberdeen Angus £905 Brokenheugh Farm.
Leading price per kilo: Limousin 165.5p Linden House, 158.5p, 148.5p Sycamore Rise, 157.5p Fellside Farm, 156.5p (x2), 146.5p Cawfields, 153.5p Crossdykes Farm, 152.5p Fellside Farm, 148.5p Toppin Castle, 145.5p Balladoyle Farm, Charolais 156.5p, 138.5p Aspatria Hall, 144.5p Cawfields, British Blue 153.5p (x2) Sycamore Rise, 145.5p Winterhope Farm, 144.5p Kelmore Hill Farm, 142.5p Castlehill, 142.5p (x2) Pendicle, 139.5p Kelmore Hill Farm, Belted Galloway 152.5p Linden House, Bazadaise 138.5p Gelt Hall Farm, Aberdeen Angus 136.5p Brokenheugh Farm, 135.5 Hensol, Blue Grey 134.5p Crummock Bank Farm, British Friesian 132.5p, 125.5p Town End Farm, 122.5p High Whinnow Farm, 121.5p Cardew Hall, Holstein Friesian 128.5p Southview Farm, 128.5p Tempest Tower, 128.5p, 125.5p East Scales, 127.5p High Whinnow Farm, 126.5p The Hill, 125.5p Gill Farm, 125.5p Mirkbooths, 125.5p Whitbarrow Farm, 123.5p Greengatehouse Farm, 123.5p Park House FarmHereford 127.5p Edenbanks, 125.5p High Lodore Farm, Holstein 127.5p Muirhouse, 123.5p Cockley Bank, 122.5p Seymour House, 122.5p Kirkbride House, 121.5p (x2) Howrigg Farm, Simmental 123.5p Braithwaite Hall, Galloway 118.5p Mount Pleasant, Ayrshire 116.5p Kiln Close Farm, 114.5p Low Meathop Farm.
Prime Cattle – One of the largest shows of 84 prime cattle were forward, with even more new vendors returning back to Borderway taking full advantage of the mart’s ring. Top overall was the best bullock seen at Carlisle for some time, achieving top price of £1809.66 was a Limousin cross from Messrs Crichton of Loughrigg, Egremont, this one off bullock was knocked down to Pioneer Foods. Top pence per kilo was once again a tremendous Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Fawkes of Welton Farm, Welton achieving 227.5ppk and finally Messrs Crichton of Loughrigg also sold the top overall heifer achieving £1709.78 for a Charolais cross. More could have been sold, and second rate cattle looking sharper on the week.
Leading price per head:
Steers: Limousin £1809.66 Loughrigg Farm, £1640 Cardew Hall, £1632.78, £1444.31 Down Hall, £1529.03, £1497.73, £1478.70 Bothel Parks, £1465.95 Halfway Well, Bazadaise £1292.40 Church Farm, British Blue £1258.28 Petteril Hill Farm, £1250.63 Little Broomgills Farm, Blonde £1250.70, £1194.51 Northrigg Hill, Charolais £1190.91 Jerriestown, Simmental £1184.70, £1167.89, £1157.43 Stainburn House Farm, British Friesian £1118.05 Gelt Hall Farm, £1057.38 Croft Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1092.71 Whitrigg Grange, Holstein £883.03, £880.60, £878.94 Gift Hall Farm, Holstein Friesian £859.68 Gift Hall Farm.
Heifers: Charolais £1709.78 Loughrigg Farm, £1340.96 Linden House, Limousin £1537.90, £1351.19 Welton Farm, £1529.15 Linden House, £1331.64 Old Rectory, British Blue £1379.13 Weton Farm, £1129.70 Petteril Hill Farm, Bazadaise £1162.41 Church Farm.
Leading price per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 221.5p Loughrigg Farm, 219.5p, 211.5p Down Hall, 217.5p, 216.5p, 215.5p Bothel Parks, 217.5p, 213.5p Halfway Well, 213.5p Jackson Rigg, 200p Cardew Hall, 177.5p Jerriestown, Blonde 195.5p (x2), 189.5p Northrigg Hill, British Blue 189.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 179.5p Windy Nook, Charolais 185.5p Jerriestown, Simmental 184.5p Stainburn House Farm, Bazadaise 179.5p Church Farm, British Friesian 149.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 138.5p, 137.5p (x2) Croft Farm, Aberdeen Angus 145.5p Whitrigg Grange.
Heifers: Limousin 227.5p, 215.5p Welton Farm, 211.5p Linden House, 205.5p Old Rectory, Charolais 224.5p Castle Nook, 223.5p Loughrigg Farm, British Blue 212.5p Welton Farm, Bazadasie 191.5p Church Farm, Simmental 181.5p Silver How Farm.
Prime Bulls – An outstanding show of 139 prime bulls were forward with the well fleshed sorts selling well. Top overall was a tremendous British blue bull from Messrs Retson of Gardrum, Gretna achieving £1536.85 and top overall pence per kilo came from Messrs Eve of Stubbsgill, Aspatria selling his Limousin to 211.5ppk. Black and Whites topped at £999.18 from Messrs Musgrave of Cardew Hall, Dalston and top pence per kilo of 143.5ppk from Messrs Coulthard of Justicetown, Longtown.
Leading prices per head: British Blue £1536.85, £1207.42 Gardrum, £1110.86 Park House Farm, Limousin £1392.38 Kelbarrow, £1333.75, £1273.91, £1250.13 Westgarth Hill, £1302.85, £1259.61 Niven Hill, £1300.73 Stubbsgill Farm, £1279.04 Howgillside, £1263.15 Reddings, Charolais £1212.65 Jackson Rigg, Aberdeen Angus £1143.32 Stybeck Farm, £1135.53, £998.76, £992.09 Blackpark Farm, Holstein Friesian £906.37, £874.13, £872.20 High Crosby Farm, £845.37 Mirkbooths, Galloway £987.20, £958.10 Balgray Hill, Holstein £878.22 Justicetown Farm.
Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 211.5p Stubbsgill Farm, 203.5p Westgarth Hill, 197.5p Kelbarrow, 197.5p Reaygarth, 193.5p Howgillside, British Blue 189.5p Gardrum, 169.5p Jackson Rigg, Limousin 177.5p (x2) Sycamore Rise, Galloway 170.5p, 167.5p Balgray Hill, Aberdeen Angus 166.5p, 155.5p Blackpark Farm, Charolais 153.5p Jackson Rigg, Holstein 143.5p Justicetown Farm, British Friesian 142.5p, 137.5p The Flatt, 136.5p Cardew Hall, 134.5p West End Farm, Holstein Friesian 139.5p, 133.5p Mirkbooths, 131.5p Willows Farm.
Prime Lambs – A good quality show of spring lambs were forward at the weekly sale whereby top price achieved was £122.80 for a pen of Texel cross lambs from Messrs RG Benson of Cowans Farm. More lambs are required to meet demand.
Leading prices per head: Texel £122.80, £115.80, £113.80, £111.80 Cowans Farm, £117.80, £109.30 Luketon Stud, £113.80 Easton Farm, £103.80, £101.80 Rose Cottage, Suffolk £115.80, £112.50, £101.80 Burgh Head Farm, £110.80 Haythwaite Lane Farm, £110.80 Luketon Stud, £104.80, £102.80 New Farm.
Leading prices per kilo: Texel 271p Easton Farm, 264.4p, 256.3p Rose Cottage, 251.7p, 244.7p, 240.8p, 237.9p Cowans Farm, 248.4p Lukeron Stud, Suffolk 257p, 240p, 238.2p, 232.1p New Farm, 251.4p, 241.3p Burgh Head Farm, 235.7p Luketon Stud.
Prime hoggs –A larger show of hoggs were forward whereby a top price of £121.80 was attained for a consignment of Texel hoggs from Messrs JT Brownrigg & Son of Wetheral Abbey Farm. All classes of prime sheep were dearer on the week with handy export weight hoggs regularly making 2.30-2.50ppk
Leading prices per head: Texel £121.80, £115.80, £114.80 Wetheral Abbey Farm, £118.80, £117.80, £115.30 Newhall Farm, £115.80, £114.30 Hall Bank, £114.80 Gorfen Letch Cottage, Suffolk £115.80, £109.80 (x2), £107.80, £100, £93.80, £91.80 Newhall Farm, £109.80 Hall Bank, £105.80 Glasson Farm, £94.80 Westfield House Farm, £90.80 Bowscale Farm, Greyfaced £115, £101.80 Newhall Farm, £94.80 Mirkbooths, £83.80 Bowscale Farm, £83.80 Weary Hall Style, Rouge £114.80 Kiln Close Farm, Millennium Bleu £113.80, £103.80, £102.80 (x2) Kiln Close Farm, Berrichon £113.80 Kiln Close Farm, Charolais £111.80, £102.80 Haas Grove, Hill Cheviot £104.80, £103.80 High Knells Farm, 102.30, £99.30 Newhall Farm, £101.30 Woodhouses Farm, £94.30 Woodhouehill, £91.80 Woodside Farm, Beltex £99.80 Glasson Farm, Herdwick £94.80, £93.80 High Brow Nelson, £86.80, £86.30 Bowscale Farm, £83.80 Weary Hall Style, Blackfaced £90.80 Mirkbooths.
Leading prices per kilo: Texel 253.4p, 238.6p, 237.9p, 237.5p, 237.2p, 236.5p, 232.8p, 231.8p Newhall Farm, 237.8p Mirkbooths, 235.9p Home Farm, 235p The Laythes, Hill Cheviot 237.9p, 236.4p Newhall Farm, 235.5p, 225.7p High Knells Farm, 231.9p Terrona, 230.2p Woodhouses Farm, 219.7p Westfield House Farm, 219.5p Woodside Farm, 219.3p Woodhousehill, Beltex 229.6p Castlehill, Herdwick 223.1p, 220.7p High Brow Nelson, Blackfaced 216.2p Mirkbooths, Millenium Bleu 214.7p, 212p Kiln Close Farm, Greyfaced 207.8p Newhall Farm, Suffolk 201.8p Bowscale Farm, Swaledale 194p Wham Head Farm, 192p Holebeck Farm.
Leading prices per head: Texel £112.50 Bowness Hall, £112.50 Burgh Head Farm, £101.50 Greenhills, £95.50 Blencow, £95.50, £84.50 Sleetbeck Farm, £89.50, £87.50 Chapel House, Suffolk £111.50 (x2) Burgh Head Farm, £94.50 How Hill Farm, £88.80 Sleetbeck Farm, Greyfaced £96.50, £86.50 Haas Grove, £89.50 Greenhills, £83.50 Sleetbeck Farm, £81.50 Bowness Hall, Charolais £88.50 Sleetbeck Farm, Leicester £88.50 Fairhill Farm, Beltex £87.50 Field House, £85.50 Glenmaid, Hill Cheviot £74.50, £69.50 Westfield House Farm, Cheviot Mule £64.50 Glenmaid, Swaledale £61.50, £50.50 Fairhill Farm, £45.50 Sleetbeck Farm.