It has been announced today that two of the UK’s foremost livestock trading companies have joined forces to establish a new venture to promote the sales of pedigree breeds of both cattle and sheep across the UK. With immediate effect, Harrison and Hetherington (H&H), the UK’s largest livestock trading company, will manage and conduct all pedigree breed society sales on behalf of the Newark Livestock Market Co Ltd (NLM). Newark’s successful pedigree cattle and
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
The UK’s largest livestock trading company, Harrison and Hetherington, announces today the promotion of two senior members of staff, to Joint Managing Directors. The two, David Pritchard, formerly Operations Director for Harrison and Hetherington, and Scott Donaldson, formerly the Company’s Sales Director, take up their positions, with immediate effect. Both are exceptionally well known within the livestock auctioneering industry, and both have an in-depth knowledge of the Company’s business and livestock trading.
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