Date: 04 October 2021 | Primestock
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On Monday 4th October Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sales of Primestock.
PRIME BULLS: A larger entry of 86 Prime bulls forward selling a fraction easier on the week although still by far dearer than a month ago. Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith achieving £2160.68 selling to A & D Meats, Rossendale. Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton sold his to £2018.24. Charolais crosses from Messrs Johnston, West Wharmley, Hexham peaked at £1926.13 and was purchased Morgan Helliwell, Rochdale and Parthenais to £1719.15 from Messrs Bradley, Marina House, Maryport purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Top pence per kilo of 255.50 was paid to Messrs Wilson, Reddings, Moffat with one of their Limousins. Black and white bulls peaked at £1421.38 for a Friesian from Messrs Bland, The Flatt, Brampton purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston and a top pence per kilo of 215.5 from the same vendors purchased this time by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.
Please advise entries for next week’s sale by call or text to the auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.
Leading prices per head: Limousin £2160 £1978 £1919 £1702 Townfoot, £218 Osborne Farm, £1729 £1669 Reddings £1720 Hillhead £1700 £1560 Mirkbooths, £1677 £1527 Church Farm, Charolais £1926 West Wharmley £1811 Easter Knox Farm, £1743 Greenfield £1645 The Square, Parthenais £1719 £1628 Marina House, British Blue £1687 Osborne Farm, £1508 Hillhead, £1439 Old Town Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1604 £1543 Thrunton Farm, £1301 South Lambhill, Friesian £1421 £1389 £1224 The Flatt £1320 £1216 South Lambhill £1256 £1126 Enzieholm, Stabiliser £1414 £1304 The Swaites, Hereford £1321 South Lambhill, Holstein Friesian £1299 South Lambhill £1259 £1165 £1149 £1126 Blackrigg, £1208 £1146 Bectonhall £1147 Old Town Farm, £1031 Randalinton Farm, £1019 Smallthwaite House, Norwegian Red £1191 Kirkbride House, Montbelairde £1143 £1066 Seymour House, £1075 Kirkbride House, Ayrshire £1073 Marleycote Walls, Holstein £1008 Kirkbride House.
Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 255.5 237.5 Reddings 247.5 Church Farm, 247.5 245.5 244.5 Townfoot, 235.5 Enzieholm 235.5 Beck House, 235.5 Osborne Farm, British Blue 251.5 Osborne Farm, 225.5 Hillhead, 216.5 Justicetown Farm, Parthenais 250.5 235.5 Marina House, Charolais 237.5 West Wharmley 231.5 Greenfield, Friesian 235.5 Wed Holme House, 215.5 207.5 205.5 The Flatt 197.5 South Lambhill 197.5 192.5 Enzieholm, Stabiliser 224.5 205.5 The Swaites, Aberdeen Angus 208.5 South Lambhill 205.5 202.5 Thrunton Farm, Norwegian Red 199.5 Kirkbride House, Holstein Friesian 188.5 180.5 Blackrigg 186.5 South Lambhill 182.5 Old Town Farm, 179.5 Smallthwaite House, 176.5 175.5 Randalinton Farm, 173.5 Elephant Farm, Hereford 184.5 South Lambhill, Montbelairde 183.5 Kirkbride House, 179.5 Seymour House, Holstein 178.5 Kirkbride House, 176.5 Justicetown Farm.
PRIME CATTLE: A good entry of 41 prime steers and heifers were forward, but still only half the numbers required as Borderway sees trade burst through the roof. Heifers peaked at £2308.60 for a British Blue cross from Messrs Brough, Old Rectory, Carlisle purchased by Steven Wilson Butchers Shop, Corby Hill, another from the same home sold to £1816.02 purchased by WE Fairlie, Letham. Limousin crosses sold to £1746.83 from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill, Carlisle purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.
Top overall pence per kilo of 297.5ppk was for the aforementioned from Messrs Brough, Old Rectory. Charolais crosses from Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton to 179.5p purchased by Steven Wilson.
Steers to £2000.15 from Messrs Cape, Kirkland Guards, Wigton and to £1998.43 from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie purchased by Pioneer foods, Carlisle. British Blue crosses to £1980.88 from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton and purchased by Steven Wilson. Aberdeen Angus crosses to £1671.43 from Messrs Murray, Whitehill Farm, Gordon, purchased by Eric Hall.
Top pence per kilo steer was a lovely Limousin cross from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill Farm, achieving 289.5ppk purchased by Kings Butchers, and Bothel Parks British Blue sold to 287.5ppk .
More cattle of all qualities are urgently required on a weekly basis to fulfil demand. Please ensure all cattle are penned by 10.45am, on the morning of the sale.
Leading prices per head:
Heifers: British Blue £2308, £1816 Old Rectory Farm, Limousin £1746 Hosket Hill Farm, £1504 Greenhill Farm, £1282 Townfoot, Charolais £1657, £1429 Greenhill Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1349 Greenhill Farm.
Steers: Limousin £2000, £1926 Kirkland Guards, £1998, £1768 Hoddomtown, £1921, £1917, £1774 The Lake, £1856, £1831 Bothel Parks, £1792 Hosket Hill Farm, British Blue £1980 Bothel Parks, £1856 The Lake, Aberdeen Angus £1671, £1566, £1449 Whitehill Farm, Charolais £1588 Hosket Hill Farm, Galloway £1347 Batey Shield, British Friesian £1178 Thornington Farm.
Leading Prices per kilo:
Heifers: British Blue 297.5p, 265.5p Old Rectory Farm, Limousin 284.5p Hosket Hill Farm, 273.5p Greenhill Farm, 249.5p Townfoot, Charolais 279.5p, 257.5p Greenhill Farm, Beef Shorthorn 241.5p Greenhill Farm.
Steers: Limousin 289.5p Hosket Hill Farm, 279.5p, 267.5p Hoddomtown, 277.5p, 272.5p Bothel Parks, 276.5p, 275.5p, 270.5p The Lake, 272.5p, 269.5p Kirkland Guards, British Blue 287.5p Botel Parks, 269.5p The Lake, Charolais 250.5p Hosket Hill Farm, Aberdeen Angus 241.5p, 233.5p, 231.5p Whitehill Farm, Galloway 229.5p Batey Shield, British Friesian 193.5p Thornington Farm, Holstein Friesian 184.5p Thornington Farm.
CAST COWS: The largest entry of 416 cast cows and stock bulls in the UK was on offer to an increased ring side of buyers which ensured a great trade. Mr Steven Illingworth, Howgillside sold an outstanding Limousin cow for 794kg at 255.5p totalling £2028 to Owain Llyr. Mr Gary Bell, Haas Side Farms’ run of Limousin and British Blue x cows topped at 854kg at 187.5p totalling £1601 for a Limousin, 770kg at 199.5p totalling £1536 and 806kg at 187.5p totalling £1511 for Blue x’s purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick (x2) and Owain Llyr. David Allen, Ellerslea sold the top priced Simmental x cow for 729kg at 204.5p totalling £1490 to Eric Hall. Messrs Brown & Co, Mosshead Farm’s run of great cows topped at 857kg at 173.5p totalling £1486 and 664kg at 215.5p totalling £1430 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick and Owain Llyr. Messrs Oliver & Sons, Walton Woodhead sold a Limousin x cow for 814kgs at 177.5p totalling £1444 to Michael Helliwell. Thrimby Farms run of cows topped at 707kgs at 202.5p totalling £1431 and a Beef Shorthorn sold for 583kg at 229.5p totalling £1337 to Owain Llyr and Jewitt Meats. Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill sold a Limousin x cow for 602kg at 226.5p totalling £1363 to Jewitt Meats.
A large entry of dairy cast cows was on offer with all classes being in demand and extra buyers coming to take advantage of the large entry at Borderway. Messrs Robinson, Burtholme Farm sold Holstein x cows to 952kg at 135.5p totalling £1289 to Steven Bowes. Messrs Shaw, Crookdyke sold Holstein x cows for 753kg at 156.5p totalling £1178 also to Steven Bowes and a Holstein x heifer from the same home sold for 546kga t 166.5p totalling £909 to Alan Jarvis. Messrs Nicholson, Cobble Hall Barn sold the top priced Montbelairde x cow for 915kg at 127.5p totalling £1166 to Les Fell. Messrs Armstrong, Wolfa sold a Holstein x cow for 948kg at 119.5p totalling £1132 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Mandale & Son, Lambfield Farm sold the top priced Danish Red for 828kg at 135.5p totalling £1121 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Batty, Flimby Hall sold a Montbeliarde x cow for 806kg at 138.5p totalling £1116 to Robert Adams. Messrs Irving, Meinbank Farm sold the top priced Fleckvieh cow for 801kg at 137.5p totalling £1101 to Les Fell. Messrs Neill & Sons, Thornington Farm sold Friesian heifers for 524kg at 180.5p totalling £945 to Rob Medcalf. Messrs Brown, Lane End Farm sold Holstein x heifer for 561kg at 177.5p totalling £995 to Les Fell. Messrs Baynes & Son, Marleycotes Walls sold the top priced Ayrshire heifer for 560kg at 168.5p totalling £943 to Les Fell.
Leading Prices per head: Limousin £2028 Howgillside, £1601, £1396, £1348, £1327 Haas Side Farm, £1486, £1430, £1393 Mosshead Farm, £1444 Walton Woodhead, £1431 Thrimby Hall, £1363, £1222 Balgray Hill, £1308, £1300 Outer Woodhead, £1278 Airds of Balcary, £1200 Haresceugh Castle British Blue £1536, £1511, £1387 Haas Side Farm, £1189 Stichill Home Farm Simmental £1490 Ellerslea, £1288 Balgray Hill, £1248, £1174 East Bowhill Farm, £1198, £1159, £1158 Howgillside Charolais £1417 Corriehills Farm, £1163 Woodhead Farm Beef Shorthorn £1337 Thrimby Hall Aberdeen Angus £1330 Mosshead Farm, £1245 H & K Farms, £1131 Thrimby Hall Blonde £1303 Haas Side Farm Holstein Friesian £1289, £1005 Burtholme Farm, £1178 Crookdyke, £1074, £968 Highwood Nook, £1038 High Plains, £1031, £960 Chalk Lodge, £1015 Red Hall, £995 Lane End Farm, £980 Skelcies Hall, £975 Tempest Tower, £972, £963, £962 Buckabank, £966 Randalinton Farm Stabilizer £1206 West Wharmley Montbeliarde £1166 Cobble Hall Barn, £1116, £940 Flimby Hall, £998 Kirkbride House, £983 Broomhills Holstein £1132 Wolfa, £1036 Aikton House, £1019 Low Wood, £1013 Ladywells, £944.70 Greenwrae, £934, £900 High Pow, £902 Crookdyke Hereford £1125 Thrimby Hall, £1108 Bleatarn Farm Danish Red £1121 Lambfield Farm Lincoln Red £1107 H & K Farms Fleckvieh £1101 Meinbank Farm Norwegian Red £1066 Kirkbride House Friesian £1006 King Hill, £984 The Hill, £950 Crownstone Farm, £945 Thornington Farm Ayrshire £943.60 Marleycote Walls
Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 255.5p Howgillside, 226.5p, 189.5p Balgray Hill, 215.5p, 173.5p, 169.5p, 162.5p Mosshead Farm, 202.5p Thrimby Hall, 196.5p, 167.5p Outer Woodhead, 187.5p, 167.5p, 164.5p Haas Side Farm, 177.5p Walton Woodhead, 169.5p Brownrigg Hall, 166.5p Airds of Balcary Beef Shorthorn 229.5p Thrimby Hall Simmental 204.5p Ellerslea, 178.5p, 164.5p Howgillside, 176.5p Balgray Hill, 164.5p East Bowhill Farm British Blue 199.5p, 187.5p, 162.5p Haas Side Farm, 187.5p Haythwaite Lane Farm, 179.5p Gelt Hall Farm Charolais 188.5p, 184.5p, 181.5p, 159.5p Airds of Balcary, 167.5p, 151.5p Corriehills Farm, 152.5p Woodhead Farm, Aberdeen Angus 184.5p Corriehill Farm, 160.5p Mosshead, 159.5p Morton Farm, 151.5p Eden View Farm, 149.5p(x2) H & K Farms Friesian 180.5p Thornington Farm, 149.5p Bowness Hall, 142.5p King Hill Holstein Friesian 177.5p, 131.5p Lane End Farm, 166.5p, 156.5p Crookdyke Farm, 154.5p Meinbank Farm, 139.5p, 136.5p High Plains, 139.5p Brisco Hill, 139.5p, 137.5p Buckabank Farm, 135.5p Burtholme Farm, 130.5p Highwood Nook Blonde 169.5p Haas Side Farm Ayrshire 168.5p, 141.5p Marleycote Walls Hereford 163.5p Bleatarn Farm, 152.5p Thrimby Hall British Blue 162.5p Stichill Home Farm Holstein 158.5p Cumdivock House Lincoln Red 145.5p H & K Farms Norwegian Red 143.5p Kirkbride House Montbeliade 139.5p Broomhills, 138.5p, 132.5p Flimby Hall, 131.5p Kirkbride House Fleckvieh 137.5p Meinbank Farm Danish Red 135.5p Lambfield Farm Stabilizer 133.5p The Swaites Jersey 83.5p Cairnhead Farm
CAST BULLS: 9 stock bulls were on offer on Monday. Messrs Hutchinson, Chapel Farm sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1084kg at 166.5p totalling £1804 to Charles Kirkpatrick.
Leading Prices per head: Limousin £1804 Chapel Farm, £1364 Bleaberry Rigg Aberdeen Angus £1586, £1544, £1535, £1474 Whitehill Farm Hereford £1579 Annfield
Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 166.5p Chapel Farm, 149.5p Bleaberry Rigg Aberdeen Angus 157.5p, 152.5p Whitehill Farm Holstein Friesian 137.5p Skelcies Hall Blonde 129.5p Fell End Hereford 126.5p Annfield
PRIME SHEEP: The weekly sale of prime sheep drew a larger entry of 2508 head forward. A sharper trade for all classes saw an overall average of 240ppk and an SQQ of 242ppk being achieved, lambs with finish and weight sold to extreme rates. This saw 20 pens selling to excess of £140, 52 pens over £130 and 111 pens over £120. This given the average of £106.95 for all sold.
The top call of the day was £148 which was achieved 3 times, with lambs from Messrs Wigham, Hargill House, Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft and Messrs Brough, The Croft. Selling the top price per kilo was Messrs Scott, Thirlwall Castle who sold Dutch lambs to 350ppk. Suffolk lambs sold to £140 to lead a fabulous run of 372 consigned by Harry Emslie Farmers, Aberdeenshire. First cross Texel cross Mule lambs sold to £134 from Messrs Harrison, Brotherikeld, Holmrook who made their first trip to Borderway.
Leading Prices per head: Dutch Texel £148, £147, £146, £140, £138, £133, £128, £126 Hargill House, £146, £140 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £140, £130, £127, £124 Harley Croft, £140, £137, £131 The Wreay, £138, £129 Unity Farm, £134 Stubbsgill Farm, Texel £148, £142, £139, £139 The Croft, £148, £144 Wavercroft, £144 Grassgarth, £143 West Cocklaw, £142, £140 Harley Croft, £140 Bon Vista, £140, £138, £136.50 Lesson Hall Farm, £139 Mid Farm, £139, £134 Comlongton Mains, £134 Brotherikeld Farm, £134, £133 Rye Close, Millennium Bleu £144, £129, £124, £123 Corrie Field, Beltex £140, £135, £133, £130, £121 Castlehill, £139, £126, £120, £114, £112 Hollands, £125 Mid Farm, £120 Limestone Cottage, £117.50 Elleslea, £115, £114 Limestone Cottage, Suffolk £140, £128, £109, £106.50 (x2) Brae of Coynach, £121 Cragg Farm, £121, £119, £112 Faugh Beeches, £121, £108 Denton Mains, £121 White House, 3115 Hillend Farm, £114 Riggfoot, £110 Stone House, £109 Parklands, £108 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, £107 Dirrops, £107 Outer Woodhead, £106.50 Comlogon Mains, Mule £130, £125, £114 Hightown, £109 Coombe Crag, £104.50 Spout Bank, £104 (x2) Albierigg, £104 Kilnstown, £103 Low Moor, £102 Denton Mains, £101 Gapshields, £100 Shankfield Head, Hill Cheviot £112 Haas Side Farm, Charollais £107 Outer Woodhead.
Leading Prices per kilo: Dutch Texel 350p, 247.6p, 300p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 347.6p, 341.9p, 332.6p, 320.9p, 280p Hargill House, 311.9p, 311.4p The Wreay, 306.7p, 273.3p Unity Farm, 302.5p, 280p Thrimby Hall, 294.9p, 287.7p, 280.5p High Old Shield Farm, 273.1p Stubbsgill Farm, 272.5p Harley Croft, Beltex 323.3p, 296.5p, 278p Hollands, 308.6p Mid Farm, 295.6p, 287.2p, 285.7p, 282.6p Castlehill, 286.6p Elleslea, 274.7p Limestone Cottage, Texel 313.8p, 295.1p Lesson Hall Farm, 312.4p, 304.5p Comlongton Mains, 309.5p Swinburne Farm, 290.2p The Croft, 286p, 282.6p, 276.9p Grassgarth, 283.3p Lanerton, 282.5p Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, 282.4p, 280.5p, 279.2p, 275.9p Wavercroft, 282.1p, 281.7p Brae of Coynach, 279.1p The Guards, 276.2p Elleslea, 274.4p Lesson Hall Farm, Millennium Bleu 300p, 288.4p Corrie Field, Suffolk 258.6p, 242.2p (x2), 240.9p, 237.9p, 237.3p, 236.7p, 233p, 230.8p Brae of Coynach, 246.9p Cragg Farm, 239.6p Denton Mains, 235p White House, 232.6p Dirrops, 231.6p Stoen House, Mule 235.8p, 228p Hightown, 225p Cold Shields, 223.3p Penpeugh, 221.3p Kilnstown, 221.3p Albierigg, 220.2p Low Closegill, 220p Spout Bank, Hill Cheviot 233.3p Haas Side Farm, Charollais 230.1p Outer Woodhead.
CAST SHEEP: A much larger show of horned and leaner cast ewes and rams were forward, topping at £84 for a Blackface ewe from Messrs Dixon, Stobbs. Swaledales sold to a top of £66 for a pen of 8 from Messrs Smith-Jackson, Hightown. Topping todays trade overall at £136 was a Texel from Messrs Wigham, Hargill House. The best ewes remaining easier to sell.
Leading Prices Head:
EWES: Texel £136, £120 Hargill House, £130, £129 Riggfoot Farm, £124, £115 Lintley Farm, £110 Low Moorhouse Farm, £110 Lesson Hall Farm, £107 Outer Woodhead, £106 Wavercroft, £100 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £100 Cobble End, Zwartbles £130 The Guards, Suffolk £119 Outer Woodhead, £82 Riggfoot Farm, Mule £92 Valley View, £92, £84 Long Park, £88.50 Lintley Farm, £88 Stobbs Farm, £88 Talkin Head, £80 Wavercroft, Blackface £84 Stobbs Farm, Hill Cheviot £66 Dalveen, Swaledale £66 (x2) Hightown, £63 Cotland Farm, £59, £50 Coombe Crag, £56, £47 Midtodhills, £54 Skelgill House Farm, £49 South Croft, £47 Skelgill House Farm, Herdwick £57, £41.50 Cotland Farm.
RAMS: Texel £130, £128 (x2) Thrimby Hall.
Please contact a member of our Sales team for further information
David Holliday 07710 189804 Cast Cows & Cast Bulls
Grant Anderson 07872 129274 Prime Bulls & Prime Cattle
James Little 07872 840685 Prime & Cast Sheep