A good number of prime cattle, bulls and cows were forward with plenty of buyers in attendance at Borderway Mart, Carlisle this week.

 

Quantity of buyers and quality of stock reflected in the prices paid, with heifers topping at 199.5p/kg. Consigned by Len Skelton, Low House, they sold to Jim Mulholland, Great Orton.

 

Mr Mulholland also purchased the next top lot, a limousin heifer consigned by Messrs Dodd, West Way, which sold for 193.5p/kg. A Limousin bullock consigned by Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor Farm sold at 186.5p/kg to Pioneer Foods.

 

Prime bulls With more than 85 prime bulls up for auction, prices remained firm. Topping trade was Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm, with a British Bull bull selling for 189.5p/kg to Owain Llyr. Messrs Wheatley and Son, Home Farm, sold aa Limousin bull for 173.5 to Bowland Foods.

 

A run of bulls from Messrs Carruthers, Glenzier Foot topped at 172.5 also purchased by Bowland Foods.

 

More than 2000 sheep were forward for sale, with 11 active bidders ensuring a competitive trade, with many l,ab achieving £25 to £30 over the weight.

 

Better fleshed sorts fetched between 180-200p with an overall average of 160.36p being achieved. Top price a head was 3106 for a Suffolk lambs consigned by Mr I R Barbour, Beech Grove, Annan, purchased by Rob Skelton.

 

Top price a kilo was 214.70p/kg for Beltex’s from J S and J O Dodd, West View, Temple Sowerby purchased by Bowland Foods.

 

Spring lambs topped at £106 from Beech Grove., with the top price a kilo 214,7p for a Beltex from West View.