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Date: 15 November 2021 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 15th November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sales of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS: Yet another healthy show of 91 Prime bulls forward selling very easily once again for all shapes, sizes and qualities.  18 bulls sold over £1700 with 4 selling over £2000 to a top of £2181.01 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan.  Messrs Wilson, Reddings Farm, Moffat to £2175.38 both purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Connell, Wanton Walls, Lauder to £2113.75 purchased by A & D Meats, Rossendale.  British Blues crosses to £2024.01 from Upper Brydekirk once again purchased by Bowland Foods.  Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton sold a good run of bulls to a top of £1969.61 purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.  Simmentals to £1923.21 from Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House, Lockerbie and purchased by A & D Meats.  Top overall pence per kilo of 275.5 was a British Blue from Messrs Carr, Little Bavington, Newcastle and purchased by Bowland Foods.

Dairy bred bulls sold to a days top of £1425.16 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Armour, Milton, Moffat purchased by A & D Meats.  Top pence per kilo of 205.50 was attained by Messrs Mattocks, Aulby, Penrith on two occasions from British Friesians both bought by Bowland Foods.

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

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £2181 Upper Brydekirk £2175 Reddings, £2113 Wanton Walls £1920 £1846 Sarkshields Farm, £1915 £1812 Brae of Coynach, £1816 Bankdale Farm, £1773 Upper Nisbet Farm, £1689 Little Orton Farm, £1687 North Boig Farm, £1650 Tamara £1592 £1547 Old Rectory Farm, £1555 Mirkbooths, British Blue £2024 Upper Brydekirk £1969 £1887 £1766 Osborne Farm, £1909 Bavington Farm, £1514 Seymour House, Simmental £1923 £1706 £1505 Kirtleton House, Charolais £1797 Ellen Bank £1602 South Road £1459 Enzieholm, Blonde £1656 £1550 £1427 Oulton Hall, Holstein Friesian £1425 £1299 £1187 £1055 Milton Farm, £1264 £1050 South Lambhill £968 Justicetown Farm, £964 Mirkbooths £935 Elephant Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1424 Roxburgh Mains £1404 Beck House, Friesian £1331 £1184 £1123 Whins Farm,  £1256 £1248 South Lambhill £1178 £1154 Skelton Wood End,  £1153 £1146 £1144 Aulby Farm, Hereford £1203 £1106 Mains of Airies, Holstein £992 £987 £942 Musgrave Hall £978 Justicetown Farm.

Leading Prices per kilo: British Blue 275.5 Little Bavington Farm, 264.5 259.5 258.5 Osborne Farm, 261.5 Upper Brydekirk 234.5 Seymour House, Limousin 269.5 Little Orton Farm, 266.5 247.5 Brae of Coynach  263.5 Upper Nisbet Farm,  262.5 Bankdale Farm,  262.5 North Boig Farm,  261.5 Old Rectory Farm, 261.5 Reddings 257.5 239.5 Sarkshields, 257.5 Upper Brydekirk 253.5 Tamara 250.5 Beck House, 240.5 Ladyhousesteds, Blonde 242,5 241.5 237.5 Oulton Hall, Charolais 236.5 Ellen Bank 231.5 Ladyhousesteads 225.5 Lowergate Farm, Aberdeen Angus 236.5 Beck House, 196.5 Roxburgh Mains 191.5 Broomberry, Simmental 229.5 Kirtleton House, Beef Shorthorn 207.5 Ellen Bank 201.5 Roxburgh Mains, Friesian 205.5 (x2) Aulby Farm, 201.5 Skelton Wood End 201.5 198.5 Whins Farm,  193.5 South Lambhill £189.5 Skelton Wood End, Hereford 195.5 Mains of Airies, Holstein 180.5 173.5 Musgrave Hall 174.5 Justicetown Farm, Holstein Friesian 175.5 Milton Farm, 173.5 Elephant Farm, 170.5 Justicetown Farm,

PRIME CATTLE: The largest show seen for a while with 80 prime steers and heifers forward resulting in a fantastic trade throughout the sale for all classes. 20 cattle sold in excess of £1700 up to a day’s top of £1994.96.  Topping the sale for the third week running was Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle. This superb Limousin cross was purchased by WE Fairlie, Letham. Messrs Dixon sold another to £1932.98. Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby sold their best to £1902.16 both purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Dairy bred British Blue crosses sold to a top of £1812.51 from Messrs Dixon, Lesson Hall, Wigton purchased by Eric Hall. A run of Blue Grey traditional steers from Messrs Ireland, New House, Holmrook sold to a top of £1411.58. Charolais from Messrs Wilson, Bowscale, Maryport sold to £1832 again purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top price per kilo steer was for another from Elm House for Messrs Dent, peaking at 278.5p purchased by Pioneer Foods.

Heifers also forward in very good numbers and quality seeing a day’s top for new vendors Messrs Smith, North Boig, Cumnock, Ayrshire who saw their days trading peak at £1962.23 and take the top overall pence per kilo of 309.5p purchased by Steven Wilson Butchers Shop, Corby Hill, Carlisle. Closely followed by another at £1952 from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow purchased by R & JP Mulholland, Carlisle. This heifer was also second top price per kilo overall at 307.5p. Messrs Norman, Little Orton, Carlisle sold their best to £1856.58 purchased by Pioneer Foods. Charolais crosses from Messrs Neil, Upper Tinwald Farm, Dumfries sold to £1769.74 and £1738.14 both of which were purchased by Pioneer Foods. British Blue crosses from Messrs Wilson, Carskerdo, Fife peaked at £1730.03 purchased by Eric Hall. Other heifers to sell to 301.5ppk was a Limousin from Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow purchased by Steven Wilson Butchers, Corby Hill. Similar numbers are required weekly at this time please do not hesitate to contact auctioneer Grant Anderson by call or text to 07872 129274.   

Leading Prices per head:
Steers: Limousin
£1994, £1932 Low Whinnow, £1902 Elm House, £1798 Kirkland Guards, £1790, £1786 Upper Nisbet Farm, £1789 Miller Hill, £1785 Lesson Hall, £1748 Hosket Hill Farm, £1698, £1672 Hundith House, £1690 Hollins Farm, £1673 Newbiggin Farm, Charolais £1832, £1561 Bowscale Farm, British Blue £1812 Lesson Hall, £1548 Little Broomhills Farm, Blonde £1560 Hundith House, Blue Grey £1411, £1327 New House Farm, Galloway £1247, £1235 New House Farm.

Heifer: Limousin £1962, £1799 North Boig Farm, £1952, £1799 Low Whinnow Farm, £1856 Little Orton Farm, £1670 Hutdith House, £1650, £1623, £1615 Clifton Moor, £1642 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1632, £1465 Elm House, £1597 Miller Hill, £1556 Cadgillhead, £1494 Ellen Bank, £1459 Brae of Coynach, Charolais £1769, £1738, £1709 Upper Tinwald Farm, British Blue £1730, £1564 Carskerdo Farm, £1696, £1559 Greenhill Farm, £1650 Elm House, £1515 Park House Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1405 Riggshields, Beef Shorthorn £1333 Greenhill Farm.

Leading Prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
278.5p Elm House, 272.5p, 263.5p (x2), 253.5p Newbiggin Farm, 270.5p, 261.5p Upper Nisbet Farm, 269.5p Miller Hill, 268.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 265.5p, 260.5p Hundith House, 255.5p Lesson Hall, Charolais 239.5p Bowscale Farm, British Blue 220.5p Lesson Hall, Blue Grey 220.5p, 217.5p New House Farm, Galloway 203.5p New House Farm.

Heifers: Limousin 309.5p, 293.5p North Boig Farm, 307.5p, 301.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 275.5p, 268.5p Elm House, 274.5p Miller Hill, 270.5p, 267.5p Clifton Moor, 263.5p Hundith House, 261.5p Newbiggin Farm, British Blue 295.5p, 267.5p Greenhill Farm, 285.5p Elm House, 247.5p Carskerdo Farm, Charolais 259.5p, 248.5p, 245.5p Upper Tinwald Farm, Beef Shorthorn 245.5p Greenhill Farm, Aberdeen Angus 228.5p Riggshields.

CAST COWS: A great entry of 400 cast cows, stock bulls and out of spec cattle were presented to a very keen ringside of buyers ensuring that a lot of new vendors to Borderway left happy.

Messrs Thompson, How Burn, Alston sold the tope priced British Blue cross cow for 698kg, 234.5ppk or £1636 and to 639kg, 219.5ppk or £1402 to Owain Llyr and Alan Jarvis. DA Harrison & Co, Hill House, Wigton run of cows topped at 710kg, 228.5ppk or £1622 also to Owain Llyr. Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm sold a Limousin cow for 896kg, 173.5ppk or £1554 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Mr George Wilson, Riddings Limosuin cows topped at 651kg, 224.5ppk or £1461 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Teasdale, Colstons, Penrith sold a British Blue cross cow for 598kg, 233.5ppk or £1396 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Robert Neill & Partners, Upper Nisbet Farm, Jedburgh run of cows topped at 669kg, 199.5ppk or £1334 and to 723kg, 189.5ppk or £1370 both to Owain Llyr. Messrs Eve & Son, Stubbsgill Farm sold a Limousin heifer for 496kg, 237.5ppk or £1178 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Carlile, Fowrass Farm sold a Simmental heifer for 520kg, 197.5ppk or £1027 to Robert Capper. Mr Harry Emslie, Brae of Coynach, Aberdeen sold Limousin cross heifers for 648kg, 197.5ppk or £1279 to Owain Llyr.

A great entry of 288 dairy cast cows were on offer with trade again sharper on the week with averages up by 3-5p.

Messrs Spedding, Stoneflatts sold a Holstein cross heifer for 711kg, 213.5ppk or £1517 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Elliot, Askrigg Hall sold the top priced Fleckvieh heifer for 756kg, 185.5ppk or £1402 also to Mr McGimpsey. Crossfell House Farm, Kirkby Thore sold Holstein cross heifers to 725kg, 177.5ppk or £1186 and to 636kg, 176.5ppk or £1122 to Alan Jarvis and Les Fell. Messrs Grierson, Musgrave Hall sold a Holstein cross heifer for 675kg, 174.5ppk or £1177 to Mr McGimpsey. Messrs Foster, Brackenthwaite Farm sold the top prices British Friesian for 585kg, 186.5ppk or £1091 to Jewitts. Messrs Maxwell, North Doddington, Wooler sold a British Friesian heifer for 549kg, 181.5ppk or £996 to Mr McGimpsey. Messrs Reed, Croft House also sold a British Friesian heifer for 475kg, 180.5ppk or £857 to David Holmes. Messrs Reay & Son, Park Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 590kg, 180.5ppk to £1064 to Les Fell. Messrs Beaty, Langhorn Farm sold two Holstein cross cows for 893kg, 131.5ppk or £1174 and to 759kg, 144.5ppk or £1096 to Mr Kirkpatrick and Stephen Helliwell. Messrs Shepherd, Crownstone Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 851kg, 131.5ppk or £1119 to Michael Helliwell. Blencogo House Farms sold a Holstein cross for 617kg, 177.5ppk or £1095 to Les Fell. Messrs Dixon & Son, Lesson Hall sold Holstein cross cows to 877kg, 124.5ppk or £1091 to Les Fell.

Leading Prices Per Head: British Blue £1637 How Burn, £1396 Colstons, £1336 Merryshields, £1297 Nealhouses, £1295 Upper Nisbet Farm, £1256 Petteril Bank Farm, £1239 High House, Limousin £1622 £1278 £1204 Hill House Farm, £1555 Little Orton Farm, £1462 £1304 Reddings, £1403 How Burn, £1376 Nealhouse Farm, £1372 £1211 Meikleholm Farm, £1370 £1335 £1250 £1213 Upper Nisbet Farm, £1280 Brae of Coynach, £1273 £1261 Whitewall Farm, £1189 Castlehill, £1183 Tundergarth Mains, £1178 Stubbsgill Farm, Holstein Friesian £1518 £985 Stone Flatts, £1174 £1097 Langhorn Farm, £1123 Crossfell House Farm, £1119 Crownstone Farm, £1092 £985 Lesson Hall, £1065 Park Farm, £1020 Big Balcraig Farm, £991 Hardgrove Farm, £975 Cote House Farm, £968 Buckabank Farm, £956 Tempest Tower, £939 The Howes, £914 Old Town Farm, £911 Campfield Farm, £911 Wood Close Farm, £905 Balladoyle Farm, £903 Dundraw Farm, Fleckvieh £1402 Askrigg Hall, Blonde £1351 Merryshield, Holstein £1287 Crossfell House Farm, £1178 Musgrave Hall, £1095 Blencogo House, £988 Bromfield Hall, £915 East Nethershields, £913 West House Farm, Simmental £1241 £1221 South Road, Saler £1225 South Road, Luing £1147 Tungergarth Mains, Aberdeen Angus £1141 Hill House Farm, £1071 £1016 Crowhall Farm, Shorthorn £1132 Crowhall Farm, Friesian £1091 £1010 £937 Brackenthwaite, £1048 High House, £1006 Crownstone Farm, £1001 Campfield Farm, £996 £923 North Doddington, £952 Harelawhole, £950 Croft House, £943 £923 Lingstubbs Farm, Hereford £1030 Barnean, Montbeliarde £960 Seymour Farm, Swedish Red & White £930 Low Wood, Danish Red £921 Lambfield Farm, Welsh Black £883 Chapel Farm, Highland £820 £812 Bank Head, Galloway £669 Park Nook, Jersey £588 Lambfield

Leading Prices Per Kilo: Limousin 237.5p Stubbsgill, 228.5p 186.5p 180.5p 176.5p Hill House Farm, 224.5p 118.5p Reddings, 219.5p How Burn, 199.5p 189.5p 173.5p Upper Nesbit Farm, 197.5p 191.5p 177.5p Brae of Coynach, 189.5p Monk Farm, 184.5p Nealhouse Farm, 183.5p Bank Head, 182.5p Whitewall, 173.5p Little Orton Farm, 172.5p Miller Hill, British Blue 234.5p How Burn, 233.5p Colstons, 184.5p Upper Nisbet Farms, 173.5p Merryshield, 168.5p Nealhouse Farm 161.5p Petteril Bank Farm, 159.5p High House, 149.5p Hill House, 147.5p Hundith House, Holstein Friesian 213.5p 176.5p Stoneflatts, 180.5p Park Farm, 176.5p Crossfell House, 175.5p 153.5p Big Balcraig Farm, 161.5p 159.5p Buckabank Farm, 144.5p 131.5p Langhorn Farm, 131.5p Crownstone Farm, Simmental 197.5p Fowrass Farm, 163.5p 155.5p 153.5p 151.5p 147.5p South Road, 154.5p Riggshields, 149.5p Tundergarth Mains, Friesian 186.5p 176.5p 175.5p  Brackenthwaite, 181.5p 137.5p North Doddington, 180.5p Croft House, 171.5p High House, 143.5p Whitlawside, 136.5p Campfield Farm, 136.5p Croft House, 132.5p Crownstone, 131.5p Windy Hill, Fleckvieh 185.5p Askrigg Hall, Holstein 177.5p Crossfell Farm, 177.5p Blencogo House, 174.5p Musgrave Hall, Norwegian Red 172.5p Brackenthwaite, Aberdeen Angus 167.5p Hill House, Blonde 164.5p Merryshields, Hereford 161.5p Barwise Hall, Luing 157.5p Tundergarth Mains, Montbeliarde 155.5p North Doddington, 136.5p Seymour Farms, Highland 151.5p 149.5p Bank Head, Saler 145.5p South Road, Charolais 143.5p Merryshield, Stabilisers 132.5p Colstons, Danish Red 126.5p Lambfield, Welsh Black 119.5p Chapel Farm, Galloway 110.5p Park Nook, Longhorn 110.5p South Road, Jersey 106.5p Lambfield Farm

CAST BULLS: Twelve stock bulls and out of spec cattle were forward, with Messrs Harrison, Wickerfield selling a Limousin bull for 1047kg, 169.5ppk or £1774 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Graham & Sons, Campfield Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 950kg, 145.5ppk or £1382 to Rob Medcalfe. Messrs Mitchinson & Sons, Gallowberry sold a Limousin stock bull for 1074kg, 123.5ppk or £1326 to Mr Kirkpatrick. A 41month old Highland bullock from Messrs Hewitt, Bank Head. sold for 544kg, 151.5ppk or £824 to Mr David Holmes.

Leading Prices Per Head: Limousin £1775 Wickerfield, £1382 Campfield, £1326 Gallowberry, Luing £1222 South Road

Leading Prices Per Kilo: Limousin 169.5p Wickerfield, 145.5p Campfield, 140.5p Pond Farm, Highland 151.5p Bank Head

PRIME SHEEP: Numbers remained consistent on the week with Borderway posting another strong result. Levelling at 282p with an SQQ of 292p – this being well ahead of other outlets last week. A top call of £178 was paid for Beltex lambs from Messrs Whiteford, Tercrosset with another pen of 5 from the same home selling at a sale leading 414.5p (41.5kg at £172). All classes were very well bid for and sold, with numbers nowhere near the required rate for this time of year resulting in an average of £126.50 being achieved.

Leading Prices per head: Beltex £178, £172 Tercrosset, £166 Swallowdene, £162, £154, £150, £144, £140 Farewell Grange, £157, £144, £141, £140 Hollands, £154, £140 Castlehill, £149 Walton Woodhead, £140 The Throp Dutch Texel £170, £168, £166, £164, £160, £152, £150, £144(x2) Hargill House, £158, £155, £148 Harley Croft, £153 Sycamore House, £150 Thirlwall Castle, £147 Kirklinton, £145 Thorneyland Texel £169, £156, £150 Wavercroft, £163 Tercrosset, £161 Sceugh Farm, £159 Meadow Farm, £158 Faughhill Farm, £156 Mid Farm, £154(x2) Round Meadows Farm, £153 Blue Dial, £151 The Wreay, £150 Sheillahill, £150 Harley Croft Leicester £162 Roachburn, £120 Spoutbank Suffolk £152, £129 Outer Woodhead, £144 Burgh Head Farm, £135, £126 Bengall Farm, £135, £125 Roe Farm, £135 Eastfield, £120 Dirrops Charollais £142, £124 Outer Woodhead, £126 The Wreay Herdwick £140, £125, £122 Blue Dial Farm Bleu Du Maine £128 Ashknowe Greyfaced £125, £124, £116.30 High Park Foot, £123(x2) Peela Hill, £122.50, £117 Albyfield, £122.50 Spout Bank, £122 Reaygarth, £120 Horsleyhill, £120 Beech House, £119.50 Gapshields, £119 High Town, £117 Low Moor, £115.50 Chapel Farm Blackface £123 Stobbs Farm Cheviot Mule £120 Mid Farm Teeswater £117 Ashknowe Hill Cheviot £116 Bengall Farm Swaledale £99 Whitehead Hill Farm

Leading Prices per kilo:  Beltex 414.5p, 295.6p, 366.3p Tercrosset, 352.5p, 351.2p, 345.7p, 325.9p, 310.1p, 307.8p Hollands, 335p, 325.6p The Throp, 331.4p Scarrowhill, 330.6p, 314.3p, 306.4p Farewell Grange, 322.1p, 320.5p, 314.3p Castlehill, 316.7p Walton Woodhead Dutch Texel 385.9p, 373.3p, 361.9p, 348.8p, 347.8p, 330.1p, 328.7p(x2), 327.3p Hargill House, 345.2p, 329.8p Thorneyland, 337.5p, 335p, 329.3p, 327.9p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 331p Mid Farm Texel 350.6p, 339.5p, 336.2p, 322.6p Faughhill Farm, 347p Tercrosset, 334.3p Leigh Croft, 331.1p Little Swinburne, 330.1p Mid Farm, 328.9p Meadow Farm, 328.6p Spout Bank, 325.6p, 325p Wavercroft, 325.6p Lanerton  Blackface 300p Stobbs Farm Suffolk 287.4p, 264.7p Roe Farm, 270p, 268.1p Bengall Farm, 269.7p Dirrops, 266.7p Burgh Head Farm, 266p, 257.6p Outer Woodhead, 259.6p, 254.8p Eastfield, 250p Springfield Farm Charollais 278.4p, 266.7p Outer Woodhead, 273.9p The Wreay Bleu Du Maine 278.3p Ashknowe Herdwick 277.3p, 274.5p, 271.7p Blue Dial Farm Greyfaced 270.5p, 269.6p High Park Foot, 265.2p Reaygarth, 262.8p Haining House Farm, 262.5p Chapel Farm, 260.6p Spout Bank, 258.9p, 256.3p Peela Hill, 257.7p High Park Foot, 255.3p Horsleyhill, 254.3p Gapshields, 252.6p Beech House, 251.6p Low Moor Cheviot Mule 269.7p Mid Farm Hill Cheviot 263.6p Bengall Farm Swaledale 239.5p The Wreay

CAST EWES & RAMS: An entry of 300 cast ewes and rams were forward, with trade being far dearer for all classes. Topping today’s sale at £142 was a Texel we from Messrs Hennessy, Orton Rigg. Messrs Sparke, Little Swinburne sold his run of Beltex rams to average £128. Mule ewes sold exceptionally well, topping at £108 from Messrs Nixon, Ribton House. Horned ewes were also sharper with Blackfaced up to £86 from Messrs Dixon, The Stubbs. An increased ringside of 11 active buyers ensured all ewes were all bid for.

Leading prices per head:
Ewes: Texel
£142 Orton Rigg Farm, £138, £130 Intack House, £134, £119, £115 Brae of Coynach, £130 Mirkbooths, £118 Low Wood Bank, Zwartbles £136 Firs Farm, Suffolk £135 Ashknowe, £116 Outer Woodhead, Dutch Texel £128 Ashknowe, Beltex £110 School Farm, Mule £108, £81 Ribton House, £107 Wiza Farm, £95 Branch End Farm, £90, £80 Brae of Coynach, Hill Cheviot £95 (x2), £80 Brae of Coynach, Blackface £88 Stobbs Farm, £70 Hillhead, Kerry Hill £87 Firs Farm, Dorset £77, £62 Sheillahill, Swaledale £68, £54 Roachburn Farm, £53 Haining House Farm, £44 Ghyll House Farm, Herdwick £65 Ribton House.

Rams: Millennium Blue £140, £135 Woodhousehill, Texel £140, £130, £128 (x2), £122, £120 Little Swinburne Farm, £108 Quarry Bank Farm, Charollais £116 Brae of Coynach, Zwartbles £110 Woodhousehill, Herdwick £94 Fell Hill.

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