New Head of Sheep for Harrison & Hetherington at St Boswells Mart

24th July 2019

H&H Strengthen Commitment to Sheep Farmers in the Borders In recognition of the importance of the sheep industry in the Scottish Borders, Harrison & Hetherington have announced the appointment of Alistair Black as Head of Sheep sales at Newtown St Boswells Auction Mart. Originally from a family farm in West Lothian and having worked in various agricultural roles in the Scottish Borders which included Sheep Procurement for Dunbia, Alistair will be a familiar face

Notable Judges Announced for this year’s Borderway Agri Expo

1st July 2019

A notable line up of judges for the Borderway Agri Expo showcase this year has some of the finest stock from across the UK. Wilson Peters, an exhibitor who himself scooped reserve Champion with Honey-Dime, a Charolais X Limousin at Agri Expo in 2016, will judge the main Cattle classes, the Baby Beef classes are being judged under the watchful eye of Shropshire’s Paul Tippets. Gregor Ingram from Aberdeenshire will judge the main Sheep classes.

Borderway Agri Expo – 1st Nov 2019

1st July 2019

One of the key dates in the commercial livestock sector and often described as a “Festival of Farming” is the Borderway Agri Expo – both a major sheep and cattle showcase and an industry trade event. The 2019 event will take place at Borderway, Carlisle on Friday 1st November, it is expected that in the region of 900 head of sheep and cattle will be exhibited throughout the day. This one day event captures the

An Obituary to David Thomlinson on behalf of the H&H Group and Harrison & Hetherington

10th June 2019

David Thomlinson sadly died on Saturday 8th June as a consequence of a tragic accident on his farm. David will be remembered for his outstanding dedication to the livestock auctioneering world, within H&H, throughout the UK and across the world. David was born and brought up in Cumbria and after leaving Carlisle Grammar School in 1962, he began working for livestock auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington as an office boy based in Botchergate, Carlisle. During his

View from the Rostrum

18th April 2019

‘View from the Rostrum’ from Mark Richardson, Auctioneer and Livestock Manager at Harrison & Hetherington’s Kirkby Stephen Mart: “As I am writing this on a dry and sunny April evening, we can be thankful for the acts of nature through the record mild winter and early spring conditions, which have given our farming community a little bit of relief amidst the current volatile and uncertain environment we are all having to deal with. “In result

Ambrosia is the Crème de la Crème Champion of Champions at Borderway UK Dairy Expo

13th March 2019

Record crowds gather for prestigious dairy event at Carlisle. Following an unprecedented turnout of world class animals and visitors, the ultimate Champion of this year’s Borderway UK Dairy Expo, held by Harrison & Hetherington at Borderway in Carlisle, was the incredible Holstein cow, Sahara-Sanchez Ambrosia 3, owned by Mark and Sue Nutsford and Michael and Barbara Hollins from Cheshire. This now prominent dairy industry event, which was held on Saturday 9th March, attracted record

Sterndale Holstein Owner Bill Nadin takes home the 2019 John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award

13th March 2019

Earlier today, at Borderway Dairy Expo in Carlisle, Bill Nadin from Sterndale Holsteins, based in Derbyshire, was announced as the 2019 recipient of the John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award. The highly acclaimed award, which was established in memory of Cumbrian dairy farmer John Dennison, and presented by the Dennison family, aims to recognise a dairy cattle breeder who is judged to be a high achiever and exemplary role model. Announcing this year’s winner, Harrison &

We bid a sad farewell to Keith Clark

10th March 2019

It is with great sadness that the Directors and staff at Harrison & Hetherington, Newtown St Boswells have to announce the recent passing of Keith Clark.  Employed as an Assistant Head Yardman, Keith worked for originally John Swan and latterly H&H since 1986 until his death on Sunday 31st March this year. 

Dorset Spring Stars Show & Sale – 25 March

10th March 2019

On Monday 25th March, Harrison and Hetherington will host ‘Spring Stars’, a brand new show and sale on behalf of the Poll Dorset and Dorset Horn Sheep Society. This major sale is timed to coincide with the commencement of the preparations for the Dorset Breed tupping season, which commences mid-April. Entries have been received from across the four nations from many of the well-recognised flock names. Going under the hammer are a total of 106

 UK Dairy Industry Heads to Carlisle for Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2019

7th March 2019

Thousands of visitors from all over the UK are expected to descend on Borderway Mart in Carlisle on Saturday 9th March, as Harrison & Hetherington host the UK Dairy Expo 2019, a showcase now firmly established as an international trade event for progressive dairy farmers and their suppliers. Now into its eighth year, this year’s event, which is free to all visitors, will welcome over 400 head of world class cattle, 120 trade stands and,