Cattle go under the hammer at Carlisle's Borderway Mart: July 16

Store cattle, weanlings and calves joined the fourth annual young stock sale from the Lismulligan herd at Carlisle's Borderway Mart

Top price at the Borderway sale of young stock from the Lismulligan herd at 3900gns was heifer Lismulligan Priscilla 48
Top price at the Borderway sale of young stock from the Lismulligan herd at 3900gns was heifer Lismulligan Priscilla 48


July 16

Harrison & Hetherington had forward 919 head of cattle, consisting of 377 Store and Weanling Cattle, 348 Calves and 131 Dairy Cattle including the Monthly Sale for the Border & Lakeland Holstein Club.

An excellent turn out of cattle for mid-July brought a large crowd, with 162 vendors and 152 purchasers operating, trade for Store Cattle, Weanlings and Calves continued to firm while the Dairy section met a rather more hesitant demand.

Store Cattle – Another excellent show of store cattle forward with yet again a huge ringside of prospective purchasers present.

Many new vendors exhibiting cattle here today leaving highly delighted with their trade.

The top price of £1280 was achieved twice by the same vendor Messrs Faulder, Sceughmire, Carlisle for the second week running, firstly with a Limousin cross steer then with a Charolais cross steer.

Heifers peaked at £1110 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Johnstone, Carlatton Farm, Brampton.

Finally, black and whites were forward in good numbers and peaked at £770 from Messrs Moscrop & Son, Rye Close, Carlisle. Many more could have been sold, please advise entries to your advantage.

Leading store cattle prices – Steers: Charolais £1280, £1160 Sceughmire, £1160 Aynsome, £1070 Stoneraise Place. Limousin £1280, £1270, £1220, £1170, £1150 (x2), £1145, Sceughmire, £1100 Keepershield Farm, £1100 Woodslee, £1095, £1050 Stonewalls, £1080 Briggle Farm, £1075 Limekiln Farm, British Blue £1260 Sceughmire, £1120 Lodge Farm, £1105 Beckstonegate, £1105, £1085, £1065 Carlatton Demense, £1060 Hainings Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1050, £900 Stoneraise Place. Simmental £955 Scotsbrig. Montbelliard £810, £790 Stainton House Farm,British Friesian £770, £695 Rye Close. Holstein Friesian £730, £620 Stoneraise, £685, £660, Kelsick House, £660 Heggle Lane Farm, £625, £620 How Farm. Ayrshire £645 Heggle Lane Farm

Heifers: Limousin £1110, £1080, £1065 Carlatton Farm, £1080 Lodge Farm, £1000 Cawfields, £1000, £960 Winterhope Farm, £955 Heggle Lane Farm, £955 Stonewalls. Blonde £1070, £890 Limekilns Farm, British Blue £1000, Winterhope Farm, £1000 Northfield Park, £995, £980 Carlatton Demense, £960 WinterhopeFarm. Aberdeen Angus £885, £740 Stoneraise Place, £740 Hindrigg Farm. Charolais £840 Sneck Yeat

Weaned Calves – A larger show of 279 weanlings were forward with an ever increasing ring side of buyers ensuring all classes being good to sell and all classes of bull been in great demand.

Leading weaned calf prices – Steers: Aberdeen Angus £970 Lagganmore Cottage, £810 Bushfield, Limousin £920, £890, £840 Deadwater Farm, £905, £885 Low Meadows, £900 Middle Brownrigg, £850 Quarrypark, £815 Whitehouse Farm, Hereford £860 Greenwrae, Beef Shorthorn £845, £810, £775 Beamish, £750 (x2) Sandwick Farm, Blonde £820 The Coach House, Whitebred Shorthorn £700 Burn House, Fleckvieh £700 Skiddaw View Cottage, Montbelairde £635, £615 Greenwrae, Saler £620 Cumrenton, Holstein Friesian £455 (x2) , £430 (x2) , £415 (x2) £410 , £380 Cumrenton, £390 Antrim Avenue, Friesian £410, £380 Cumrenton, Jersey £345 Aynsome Manor Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £900 Edenbanks, £820 Low Meadows, £765 Chapel Hosue, £760 The Coach House, £730, £715 Longrow Farm, Aberdeen Angus £850 Edenbanks, Charolais £760, £660 Quarrypark, British Blue £700 Belmont Farm, £690 North Park, £680 Longrow Farm, £650 Whitehouse Farm, £635 New House, Beef Shorthorn £670 Beamish

Bulls: British Blue £830 Springfields, Limousin £825 Lodge Farm, £810, £750 Stubbsgill Farm, £725 Lodge Farm, Beef Shorthorn £780, £685 Sandwick Farm, Simmental £750 Lodge Farm, £665, £635 Muirhouse, Aberdeen Angus £695 Lagganmore Cottage, Holstein Friesian £470 Woodhouse, £450 Muirhouse, £305 Hillhead Farm.


Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly dairy sale where heifers were value for money on a slightly downward trade.

Leading prices: Holstein Friesian £1780 (x2), £1750 (x2) £1720, £1700, £1620, £1600 Brownfield Farm, £1680 Linstock Castle, £1500 Bluehills Farm, Montbeliarde £1750 Brownfield Farm.


July 16

The fourth annual sale of young-stock from the noted Lismulligan herd took place at Borderway on the 16th July in front of a packed ringside with buyers travelling from across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The Lawson family have developed an outstanding herd renowned for its type, production, fertility and longevity.

Most of the heifers selling were from dams with over 50ton lifetime production and upwards.

Lismulligan have had success in the show ring with a number of Grand Championships won at National shows at UK Dairy Expo and the Dairy Event in recent years.

It was a daughter of one these show winners that topped in a very brisk trade.

Lismulligan Priscilla 48 was Reserve Champion heifer at the Dairy Event just a few weeks ago she is sired by Morcourt Hilton. Her dam is Lismulligan Priscilla 41 EX92 2E who was Grand Champion at UK Dairy Expo in the Spring and was Grand Champion at the Dairy Event in 2011 and Reserve in 2012.

The grand dam is Excellent 93 6E and is still milking in the herd with over 85ton lifetime.

She is one of the highest PLI British Friesian heifers to ever sell at public auction with a PLI+£131. She sold for 3,900gns to I&GM Blamire, Thursby.

One of the most eye-catching heifers in the sale was Lismulligan Redbreast 49 she was the winning calf at the West Fife Show in June, she is sired by type leader Deangate Quentin.

Her dam and grand dam are both Excellent with the dam due with her 12th calf in August with almost 100ton lifetime.

This beauty sold for 1,900gns to an undisclosed buyer.

Two very stylish daughters of Lismulligan Mufasa had many admirers, both displayed exceptional dairy strength and class selling for 1,650gns to Mr McCamley, Ochiltree.

The Lawson family would like to thank everyone who supported and purchased at their sale and hope the heifers develop into top cows in their new homes.

Commenting after the sale, auctioneer Glyn Lucas from Harrison and Hetherington said: “It was a pleasure to once again manage the Lismulligan sale, it is testament to the quality and exceptional genetics of the Lismulligan herd when we see these young calves selling so well and to have buyers returning year on year”.

In total 37 young heifers and calves sold to top at 3,900gns with an overall average of £1038 with buyers from nine counties.


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