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Date: 01 November 2021 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 1st November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sales of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS: A good entry of 88 prime bulls forward selling once again at a flying trade for all sizes, shapes and ages.  Topping the day overall was North Eastern farmers Messrs Watson, Bowsden Moor Farm, Berwick on Tweed with their Limousin totalling up to £2117.37 and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Priestley, Cracrop Farm, Brampton sold  to £2062.28; Messrs Nixon, Huntershall, Wigton to £2054.22 all purchased by Bowland Foods and Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe Farm, Wigton to £2020.59 purchased by A & D Meats, Rossendale.  Aberdeen Angus crosses from Messrs Mitchinson, Beck House, Carlisle to £1458.27 purchased by Black Brow Abattoir.  Top Overall pence per kilo of 266.50 was paid to Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe for one of their Limousins this was purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.  Messrs Nixon, Hunters Hall sold two at 255.5 purchased by Ralph Pearson and Bowland Foods with Messrs Lawson, Stubbsgill, Workington achieving 254.50 also to Ralph Pearson.  Dairy bred bulls peaked at £1267.70 for a Friesian from Messrs Graham, Hill Head, Canonbie purchased by Jewitt Meats.  Messrs White, Steel Hall, Hexham sold their best to £1235.40 and Messrs Dickinson, High House, Wigton to £1231.43 purchased by Jewitt Meats and Bowland Foods with top overall pence per kilo of 217.50 was paid to Messrs White, Steel Hall for one of their Friesians.  Many could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Please advise entries for next week’s sale by call or text to the auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading prices per head: Limousin £2117 £1872 Bowsden Moor Farm, £2062 Cracrop Farm,  £2054 £1944 Hunters Hall,  £2020 Haltcliffe Farm,  £1985 Hudscales,  £1958 Haltcliffe Farm,  £1789 Stubsgill farm, £1697 Fodderletter, £1687 £1501 Ellen Bank, £1514 Bectonhall, British Blue £1588 High Stenries £1430 £1247 Cote House farm, £1357 £1286 Beck House, £1347 Kirkbride House, Simmental £1542 Glenturk Farm, £1465 Byrecroft Farm, £1445 £1417 Kirkleton House, £1355 Beck House, Aberdeen Angus £1458 Beck House, £1328 Bectonhall, £1225 Netherhall £1220 Cote House Farm, £1202 Brisco Hall, Charolais £1364 £1351 The Laythes £1200 Byrecroft Farm, Stabiliser £1329 £1328 The Swaites, Friesian £1267 £1165 Hillhead £1235 £1161 Steel Hall £1231 £1005 High House £1014 Castletown Estate, Holstein Friesian £1258 £1240 £1146 £1064Blackrigg £1240 £1238 £1087 £1061 South Lambhill,  £1053 Gerrard House, Montbelairde £1199 £1182 Castletown Estate.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 266.5 235.5 Haltcliffe Farm, 255.5 (x2) Hunters Hall,  254.5 Stubsgill Farm, 248.5 242.5 Ellen Bank  247.5 Fodderletter 244.5 239.5 Bowsden Moor Farm, 236.5 Cracrop Farm, Aberdeen Angus 245.5 Beck House £207.5 Cote House Farm, Stabiliser 233.5 224.5 The Swaites, British Blue 227.5 211.5 Cote House farm, 221.5 218.5 207.5 Beck House 218.5 High Stenreis  212.5 Kirkbride House 211.5 Cote House farm, Simmental 225.5 Beck House, 218.5 Glenturk Farm, 217.5 Beck House, 216.6 Byrecroft, Charolais 224.5 218.5 205.5 The Laythes £210.5 High Stenries 209.5 Byrecroft Farm, Friesian 217.5 198.5 Steel Hall £210.5 High House, 194.5 189.5 Hillhead, Montbelairde 204.5 182.5 Castletown Estate, Holstein Friesian 194.5 191.5 185.5 182.5 178.5 Blackrigg, Holstein 177.5 176.5 Musgrave Hall.

PRIME CATTLE: PRIME CATTLE: A smaller entry of 41 prime steers and heifers were forward whereby quality was down on the week, but trade would once again be up.

Topping the day’s overall was £2026.64 from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle for his run of Limousin cross steers, purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton sold their best to £2007.78 and was purchased by WE Fairlie Ltd, Letham. British Blue crosses from the same home sold to £1903.79 and was purchased by Eric Hall. Top price per kilo steer was 272.5pppk and 271.5ppk paid to Messrs Cape, Kirkland Guards, Wigton with their Limousin crosses and both were purchased by Pioneer Foods.

Heifers seen a days top of £1837.05 from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington for a Limosuin cross, purchased by Pioneer Foods. Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton best was £1704.16 for another Limousin cross, purchased by Steven Wilson Butchers, Corby Hill. Charolais crosses from Messrs Neill, Upper Tinwald, Dumfries sold to £1778.33, £1773.36 and £1746 all purchased by Pioneer Foods. The best pence per kilo of £3 was paid to Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton and was purchased by Steven Wilson, Butchers. Mr Wilson, also secured the second top pence per kilo of 289.5ppk from Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton. Simmental crosses from Messrs Little, Greenhill sold to 276.5ppk to A & D Meats, Rossendale and the aforementioned Charolais crosses from Messrs Neil, Upper Tinwald sold to a top of 271.5ppk.

Please advise entries for next week’s sale by call or text to the auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading Prices per head:
Steers: Limousin
£2026, £1992, £1987 Low Whinnow Farm, £2007 Bothel Parks, £1946, £1902 Kirkland Guards, £1934, £1682 Prior House, £1556 Limestone Cottage, British Blue £1903 Bothel Parks.

Heifer: Limousin £1837 Stubsgill Farm, £1704, £1473 Greenhill Farm, £1684 Bothel Parks, £1586, £1576, £1525, £1497, £1439 High Aketon, £1322 Seymour House, Charolais £1778, £1773, £1746 Upper Tinwald Farm, Simmental £1531, £1381 Greenhill Farm, Fleckvieh £1423 Harestone.

Leading Prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
272.5p, 271.5p Kirkland Guards, 269.5p Bothel Parks, 263.5p, 260.5p, 249.5p Prior House, 259.5p, 258.5p, 235.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 253.5p Limestone Cottage, British Blue 253.5p Bothel Parks.

Heifers: Limousin 299.5p, 285.5p Little Greenhill Farm, 289.5p, 282.5p, 278.5p, 270.5p, 266.5p High Aketon, 285.5p Bothel Parks, 277.5p Stubsgill Farm, Simmental 276.5p, 239.5p Greenhill Farm, Charolais 271.5p, 267.5p, 263.5p Upper Tinwald Farm, Fleckvieh 194.5p Harestone.

CAST COWS: The largest entry to date of 487 cast cows and stock bulls was on offer with trade being slightly easier on the week. Messrs Watson & Co, Bowsden Moor Farm’s run of cows topped at 1061kg at 151.5p totalling £1607 and 1089kg at 144.5p totalling £1573 for Charolais cows bought by Messrs Roberts & Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Nixon, Hunters Hall sold the top priced Limousin cow for 842kg at 183.5p totalling £1545 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Barclay, Harestone Farm’s run of cows topped at 934kg at 164.5p totalling £1536 for a Charolais bought by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe Farm’s cows topped at 709kg at 215.5p totalling £1527 bought by George Watson. Messrs Gammie, Drumforber’s run of cows topped at 711kg at 213.5p totalling £1517 for a Limousin x to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Watson & Co’s Limousin cows topped at 768kg at 191.5p totalling £1470 to Michael Helliwell. Messrs Robert Neill & Partners, Upper Nisbet Farm’s run of cows topped at 837kg at 173.5p totalling £1452 for a Blue x to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Hodgson, Green Farm sold a Limousin x heifer for 529kg at 237.5p totalling £1256 to Eric Hall. Messrs MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads sold a Limousin heifer for 567kg at 215.5p totalling £1221 to Jewitt Meats. Messrs Thompson, Townfoot’s Limousin cows topped at 577kg at 205.5p totalling £1185 to Jewitt Meats.

A plain show of dairy cast cows was on offer with trade being similar to last week. Messrs Irving, Bectonhall sold a Holstein x heifer for 721kg at 173.5p totalling £1250 to Thomas Fell. Messrs Bowe, Low Plains sold the top priced Fleckvieh Heifer for 620kg ta 174.5p totalling £1081 to Thomas Fell. Messrs Byers & Son, Woodslee sold the top priced Holstein x cow for 880kg at 121.5p totalling £1069 to Thomas Fell. Messrs Woodman & Son, Hill House sold a Holstein x heifer for 620kg at 167.5p totalling £1038 to Thomas Fell. Messrs Harrison, Bagrow Farm sold a Holstein x heifer for 607kg at 168.5p totalling £1022 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Dickinson, High House sold the top priced Friesian cow for 812kg at 124.5p totalling £1010 to Thomas Fell. Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold the top price4d Fleckvieh cow for 854kg at 117.5p totalling £1003 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Maxwell, North Doddington sold a Friesian heifer for 512kg at 157.5p totalling £806.40 to Robert Capper. Messrs Thompson & Partner, Southfield sold Holstein x heifers for 491kg at 157.5p totalling £773 and 522kg at 156.5p totalling £816 to Thomas Fell.

Leading prices per head: Charolais £1607, £1573 Bowsden Moor, £1536, £1470 Harestone, £1310 Townfoot Limousin £1545 Hunters Hall, £1527, £1284 Haltcliffe Farm, £1517, £1353, £1154 Drumforber, £1470 Bowsden Moor, £1369, £1311 Hudscales, £1354, £1330, £1310, £1241, £1142, £1108 Upper Nisbet Farm, £1257 Howgillside, £1256 Green Farm, £1221 Ladyhousesteads, £1192, £1171 Beck Farm, £1185 Townfoot, £1118 Greyside Farm, £1109 Kilnstown, £1108 Kirkhouse Farm, £1107 Broadmoor, £1103 Newmains British Blue £1452 Upper Nisbet Hereford £1334 Comlongon Mains Cottage Aberdeen Angus £1303, £1277, £1205, £1184, £1156, £1144, £1121, £1104 Comlongon Mains Cottage Simmental £1298, £1144 Drumforber, £1266 Beck Farm, £1255 Bowsden Moor Farm, £1172 Newmains, £1122 Comlongon Mains Cottage Holstein Friesian £1250 Bectonhall, £1069, £913 Woodslee, £1038 Hill House, £1022 Baggrow Farm, £981, £940, £925, £922 Torpenhow Hall, £958 Red Hall, £950 Highwood Nook, £937 Midtown Farm, £933 Bridge Farm, £907 Limekilns Farm, £902 Cote House Farm Beef Shorthorn £1125 The Firs, £1076 Drumforber Salers £1100 Crailloch Fleckvieh £1081 Low Plains, £1003 Mirkbooths Galloway £1061 Kilnstown Farm Luing £1121, £1032 St Johns Kirk Friesian £1010 High House, £962 Kilfillan, £921 Aulby Farm Swedish Red & White £920 Hill House Holstein £913 Marlborough Hall Farm

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 237.5p Green Farm, 215.5p, 174.5p Haltcliffe Farm, 215.5p Ladyhousesteads, 213.5p, 173.5p, 169.5p Drumforber, 205.5p Townfoot, 191.5p Bowsden Moor Farm, 183.5p Hunters Hall, 177.5p, 170.5p Hudscales, 175.5p, 169.5p Upper Nisbet Farm, 173.5p Howgillside, 163.5p KIlnstown, 162.5p Beck Farm Salers 199.5p Crailloch, 180.5p, 169.5p(x2) Overby House Simmental 186.5p Drumforber, 175.5p, 167.5p Fowrass Farm, 163.5p Newmains Aberdeen Angus 184.5p, 148.5p, 147.5p(x2) Comlongon Mains Cottage, 173.5p Fowrass Farm Fleckvieh 174.5p Low Plains British Blue 173.5p Upper Nisbet Farm Holstein Friesian 173.5p Bectonhall, 168.5p Baggrow Farm, 167.5p Hill House, 141.5p, 124.5p Torpenhow Hall, 139.5p Hedley East Farm, 137.5p Buckabank, 134.5p Becklees Farm, 125.5p Highwood Nook, 123.5p Midtown Farm, 122.5p Low Row Scales, 121.5p(x2) Woodslee Galloway 171.5p Kilnstown Charolais 164.5p(x2) Harestone Friesian 157.5p, 156.5p, 143.5p Southfield Farm, 157.5p, 125.5p North Doddington, 124.5p Kilfillan, 124.5p High House Beef Shorthorn 148.5p The Firs Luing 137.5p, 135.5p St Johns Kirk Hereford 134.5p Comlongon Mains Cottages Swedish Red & White 124.5p Hill House Montbeliarde 123.5p Gillespie  Jersey 78.5p The Gill, 74.5p Upmanby Farm, 73.5p Gaitsgill Farm, 72.5p Morton Farm

CAST BULLS: 22 stock bulls and out of spec cattle were offered and topped at 896kg at 167.5p totalling £1500 and 852kg at 169.5p totalling £1444 for Limousin x bullocks to Messrs Roberts. Messrs Meek, Eland Hall Farm sold the top priced Angus stock bull for 1232kg at 115.5p totalling £1422 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1500, £1444, £1255 Stormont Aberdeen Angus £1422 Eland Hall Farm Charolais £1151 Crailloch

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 169.5p, 167.5p Stormont Hereford 144.5p Pond Farm Simmental 123.5p Chapel Farm Aberdeen Angus 115.5p Eland Hall Farm Charolais 115.5p Crailloch

PRIME SHEEP: As expected, the weekends weather had a big effect on numbers with only 1766head forward this week.

The trade certainly rewarded those who braved the elements with an overall average of 255pppk and an SQQ of 265ppk or an overall average of £114.60.

Leading the sale per head and per kilo with two pairs of lambs was Messrs Bewley Mid Farm, Whitrigg at £154 per head or 359ppk. Suffolks sold to £146 from Emslie Farmers Ltd , Aberdeenshire and 255ppk from the same home.

Mules averaged £109.63 and sold to £131 from A & A Little, Hollands and to 241ppk from the same home.

More lambs are required weekly to satisfy demand.

Leading Prices per head: Beltex £154, £149, £139, £136 Mid Farm, £144, £131, £130, £127, £125 Walton Woodhead, £144, £128 The Throp, £141, £129 The Wreay, £140, £126 Shank Castle, £138, £131 Glebelands, £134, £130, £125 Hollands, Dutch Texel £148, £147, £145, £138, £136, £134, £133, £128, £127 Hargill House, £143, £131, £124 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £140 (x3), £125 Unity Farm, £128, £123 Thornleyland, £123 Springfield Farm, £122 Sycamore House, Suffolk £146, £115 Brae of Coynach, £120, £114 (x2) White House, £119 Denton Mains, £119 The Wreay, £114.50 Albyfield, £112 Stone House, £111 New Sandsdfield, £110 Dirrops, Texel £143, £138, £136 Swallow Barn, £140, £139 Laneside, £139 Haltcliffe Bridge, £138 Sawllowdene, £137, £130 (x2) Wavercroft, £133, £130 (x2) Winterhope Farm, £133, £131 Lanerton, £131 West Cocklaw, £130 The Guards, £130 (x2) High Town, £130 Hunley, Mule £131 Hollands, £121, £115 Coombe Crag, £112, £110.50, £110 Hargill House, £112 Reaygarth, £111.50 Denton Mains, £110.50 Spout Bank, £110 Gapshields, £109 Farnbury, £108.50 Midtodhills, Berrichon £130, £120 The Square, Leicester £124 Hargill House, Roussin £124, £114 Holme House Dale, Blue Texel £122 Wayside Cottage, Millennium Bleu £119, £116, £115, £114, £113, £112 Stanley House.    

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 359p, 346.1p, 316.3p, 305.5p, 279.8p Mid Farm, 355.6p, 308p, 273.8p The Throp, 335.9p, 309.7p, 295.3p, 273.6p Walton Woodhead, 320.9p, 310p Glebelands, 318.2p Shank Castle, 315.4p, 304.5p, 302.4p, 291.4p Hollands, 279.1p The Bow, Dutch Texel 332.6p, 304.7p, 291.8p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 330.3p, 322.2p, 320p, 313.6p, 302.3p, 290.9p, 290.2p, 285.4p Hargill House, 318.2p, 292p, 274.7p Unity Farm, 297.5p, 284p Springfield Farm, 290.9p, 276.4p Thorneyland, 288.3p, 271.1p Sycamore House, Texel 317.1p the Guards, 309.3p, 292.1p Winterhope Farm, 309.3p, 304.7p, 277.6p Lanerton, 305p, 275p Hunley, 302.8p, 274.2p Lyndale, 297.4p, 274.4p Far Brownrigg, 296.9p, 293.9p Lees Hall Farm, 293.8p Scarrowhill, 289.7p White House, 286.1p Elleslea, 284.7p Brackenhow, 279.5p High Rigg, 276p Swallowdene,     Millennium Bleu 279p, 266.7p, 254.5p, 252.3p Stanley House, Suffolk 255.6p Brae of Coynach, 255.2p New Sandsfield, 253.5p Roe Farm, 243.6p Albyfield, 242.6p, 240p White House, 238.3p Stone House, 238p The Wreay, 237.1p East Law Farm, 235.5p Brae of Coynach, Blue Texel 254.2p Wayside Cottage, Roussin 249.4p, 245.2p Holme House Dale, Berrichon 243.2p Gelt Hall Farm, Mule 241p Hollands, 240.2p Spout Bank, 239.1p Gapshields, 237.2p Beech House, 237p, 236.6p Farnbury, 233.7p, 231.8p Midtodhills, 232.7p, 230p Coombe Crag, 232.3p Denton Mains, 230.9p Reaygarth.   

CAST EWES & RAMS: The weekly sale sawn an entry of 200 forward where trade was far dearer on the week, with an overall sale average of £83 bring achieved. Topping today’s trade at £146 was a Texel ram from Messrs Elliot, Brankenhow, with Texel ewes topping at £120 from Messrs Stobart, The Square. Mules sold to a top of £97 for a pen of 15 from Messrs Dixon, Whinneyhill. Cheviot ewes peaked at £90. Bigger, meaty ewes were in massive a demand and numbers fell short of requirements.

Leading prices per head:
Ewes: Texel
£120 The Square, £116 Lees Hall Farm, £115 Reaygarth, £113, £108, £104, £92 Reddings, £100 Low Wallhead, £95 Brandle Howe, £94 Brakenhow, Berrichon £100 Gelt Hall Farm, Mule £97, £94, £80 Whinney Hill Farm, £95 White House, £89 Stone Hall Farm, £83 East Field, Hill Cheviot £90, £61 Aimshaugh, £78 East Field, £67, £64 Reddings, Goat £86 Ellonby Hall, £84 Eastfield, Herdwick £45, £40 Dykeside.

Rams: Texel £146 Brackenhow, £145 The Croft, £92 Beck Farm, £81 Whinney Hill Farm, Berrichon £132 The Square, Charmoise £96 Whinney Hill Farm, Kerry Hill £95 Hindrigg Farm, Jacob £90 Dykeside.

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