Beef trade at Borderway reflects sector confidence

Yesterday’s weekly sale at Borderway Mart reflected an increase in confidence in the beef sector, according to auctioneers Harrison and Hetherington.  


All store classes sold dearer on the week with  a top price of the day of £1,250 for a British Blue bullock from H and W G Robley, Townfoot Farm, Cumwhitton. Heifers were seen to peak at £1,135 for a Charolais from Mr R Richardson, Kilburn, Lockerbie. 


Harrison and Hetherington commented: “A major shortage of cattle is prominent at this time and vendors are advised to use this opportunity to their advantage.”


Among the 218 calves also forward, continental calves were dearer on the week with 64 continental bull calves averaging £331.41. Topping the sale at £455 twice from A Carlyle of Slealands Burn, Longtown, was a Limousin bull calf and R and A Slack of Cockley Bank, Heads Nook, with a British Blue bull calf. Strong black and white maintained the excellent rate of late although younger and smaller calves were slightly cheaper.