Dairy Industry Award Announced

8th January 2019

Nominations are now being sought for the 2019 John Dennison Award. As we welcome in 2019, Borderway UK Dairy Expo welcome back the highly acclaimed John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award initiated by the Dennison family. Entries are now being invited from all sectors of the dairy industry for this sought-after award, which was last year won by past President of the Holstein Association, Jimmy Wilson, from the Tregibby Herd in Cardigan. This annual accolade, now

International Line up of Judges announced for the Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2019

8th January 2019

Harrison & Hetherington have announced an impressive line-up of British and International judges for their flagship dairy showcase, Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2019, which will be held at Borderway Exhibition Centre, in Carlisle, on 9th March 2019. The 2019 judging team consists of four highly respected individuals within the global dairy industry who will travel from North America, Canada, and across the UK for this major international event. Carl Saucier, from Canada, will judge the

Looking Back On Two Milestone Careers with Harrison and Hetherington

30th November 2018

This month sees major milestones for two renowned faces in livestock trading in the Scottish Borders, when Harrison and Hetherington’s  Auctioneer, Billy Stott & Fieldsperson, Andrew Dickman each reach their 65th birthdays, and start a three-day working week. We sit down with Billy and look back at a working lifetime spent at St Boswells Auction Mart. It was in 1972, aged eighteen, that Billy Stott started his career in the livestock industry, taking up the

Wooler Mart to Get Major Makeover

30th November 2018

Wooler Mart To Receive Major Investment to Improve Access, Handling, Catering and Business Facilities. Harrison and Hetherington have announced that they are to invest in over £100,000 to improve the on-site operational facilities at one of the north of England’s leading livestock trading centres, Wooler Auction Mart. This week, they have submitted the plans for County approval and it is hoped that work will start as soon as the relevant planning consents have been received.

Border’s Christmas Cracker Sale Returns – Tuesday 4th December

29th November 2018

On Tuesday 4th December 2018, Harrison and Hetherington are hosting their annual Christmas Cracker show and prime stock sale, at Newtown St Boswells Auction Mart. This is a sale which offers butchers from across both the Central Belt, Scottish Borders and the North of England excellent opportunity to buy the very best of prime lambs and cattle for the festive period. Annually attracting many entries of livestock, this year’s sale includes prime cattle and prime

Record Crowds and Females to the Fore at Borderway Agri Expo 2018

7th November 2018

These may be changing and uncertain times for the industry, but there was certainly nothing uncertain about Borderway Agri–Expo held on Friday 2nd November. For this one of UK’s leading winter agricultural events, the sun shone, and it attracted a record crowd and some of the finest sheep and cattle from across the length and breadth of the UK.  It highlighted the vitality of the livestock industry and demonstrated what a crowd puller, a tense

Kirkby Stephen Sees Continuing Success

21st August 2018

Mark Richardson, Auctioneer and Livestock Manager for Harrison & Hetherington’s Kirkby Stephen and Middleton Auction Marts, discusses his views on what has been “a consistently strong year” and looks forward to the upcoming sales. “Spring and Summer have proved successful, and in recent recent weeks, we have sold up to 5000 sheep, on a Tuesday evening sale at Kirkby Stephen. These evening sales are the ‘bread and butter’, very busy and increasing in terms of

Record-Breaking Judges at Borderway Agri Expo 2018 – 2nd November

20th July 2018

Renowned Judges at Autumn Livestock Showcase The UK’s leading Winter Livestock event, hosted by Harrison and Hetherington, has today announced an impressive line-up of judges for the 2018 Borderway Agri-Expo. The judges will travel across the sea from Ireland and Fife in Scotland to this now highly anticipated annual industry event. The cattle classes will be the responsibility of Alan Veitch, from Drumlone, in Co Fermanagh, in Northern Ireland; Baby Beef Classes will be judged