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Date: 03 January 2022 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 3rd January , Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS: A great entry of 76 prime bulls forward with a fantastic trade throughout a predominantly dairy bred show.  Topping the sale at £1998.20 was a Limousin shown by Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields, Lockerbie and £1977.55 from Messrs Hutton, Setmabanning, Keswick both purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Simmental crosses sold to £1580.87 from DG Farming, Dinwoodie Green, Lockerbie purchased by A & D Meats, Rossendale.  An over 30 month Aberdeen Angus from Messrs Currie, Skewbridge, Dumfries sold to £1490.93 purchased by Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.  Top overall pence per kilo of 278.5p was paid to DA Harrison, Hill House, Wigton for one of their Limousin crosses; this was purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers.

Dairy bred bulls sold to £1412.07 for a Friesian from Messrs Graham, South Lambhill, Carlisle and purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor, this was also joint top pence per kilo of 194.5p along with a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Walker, Barwinnock, Newton Stewart which was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1998, £1939 Sarkshields, £1978, £1924 Setmabanning £1881, £1863, £1798, £1780 Hill House, £1597 West End, £1508 Beck House Simmental £1581 Dinwoodie Green, £1484 Ellen Bank Aberdeen Angus £1491 Skewbridge, £1487 Wetheriggs, £1433 South Lambhill, £1431 Bectonhall, £1428 Justicetown Charolais £1467, £1424, £1339 Beck House, £1390 Enzieholm, £1324 Hillhead Friesian £1412 South Lambhill, £1265, £1260, £1255 Hillhead, £1219, £1184, £1160 Peel Flatt British Blue £1400, £1346 Beck House, £1330 Horseclose, £1302 Willows Farm Holstein Friesian £1288, £1283 South Lambhill, £1256, £1142 Barwinnock, £1231 Mirkbooths, £1214 Bectonhall, £1135 Grassknop Stabiliser £1282, £1272 The Swaites Holstein £1120, £1113, £956, £954 Musgrave Hall.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 278.5p, 269.5p, 255.5p Hill House, 260.5p, 259.5p, 257.5p Beck House, 258.5p, 252.5p Setmabanning, 257.5p (x2) Sarkshields British Blue 232.5p, 219.5p Beck house, 219.5p, 217.5p Willows Farm, 217.5p Justicetown Simmental 231.5p Ellen Bank, 214.5p Dinwoodie Green Charolais 229.5p, 228.5p, 220.5p Beck House, 217.5p Enzieholm Aberdeen Angus 222.5p Justicetown, 210.5p, 194.5p Bectonhall, 201.5p Wetheriggs, 198.5p South Lambhill Stabiliser 218.5p, 215.5p The Swaites Friesian 194.5p South Lambhill, 188.5p, 186.5p, 185.5p Hillhead, 183.5p, 182.5p Peel Flatt Holstein Friesian 194.5p, 179.5p Barwinnock, 193.5p Mirkbooths, 182.5p (x2) Grassknop, 182.5p Bectonhall Holstein 179.5p, 174.5p Musgrave Hall.

PRIME CATTLE: A good show of 36 prime steers and heifers forward to kick start the new year with a buoyant trade throughout.  Topping the sale at £1890.70 for a Limousin cross steer was Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle; the same vendors also sold top price pence per kilo of 255.5p.

Heifers seen a days top of £1798.74 for Charolais crosses from Messrs Neill,Upper Tinwald, Dumfries and £1754.91 from Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill, Carlisle for a Limousin cross both purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Messrs Wilsons heifer was also top pence per kilo of 263.5p.

More cattle will be required for next Mondays sale.  Please advise entries by calling or text to the auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading Prices per head:
Steers: Limousin
£1890, £1833, £1785, £1712 The Lake, £1853, £1751 Bothel Parks, £1747 Petteril Hill, £1693 £1676 Grassgarth British Blue £1678 Greengill, £1485, £1409, £1401 Broomhills.

Heifers: Charolais £1799, £1745, £1656 Upper Tinwald Limousin £1755 Petteril Hill, £1586, £1522, £1468 The Close, £1512 Brow Top, £1336 Greengill Aberdeen Angus £1205 Yew Tree.

Leading Prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
255.5p, 248.5p, 243.5p, 242.5p The Lake, 253.5p, 243.5p Bothel Parks, 248.5p Petteril Hill, 239.5p Grassgarth British Blue 223.5p Greengill.

Heifers: Limousin 263.5p Petteril Hill, 252.5p, 245.5p, 231.5p The Close, 249.5p (x2) Brow Top Charolais 255.5p, 240.5p, 234.5p Upper Tinwald, 238.5p Ellen Bank.

CAST COWS: A small entry of 174 cast cows, bulls and out of spec cattle was on offer on Monday with beef cows being sharper than the last few weeks.

Messrs Jarman, Brow Top sold the top priced Limousin x cow for 886kg, 187.5p, £1661 to Charles Kirkpatrick and from the same home a British Blue x cow sold for 660kg, 227.5p, £1501 also to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Pearsbyhall Farming sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 660kg, 218.5p, £1442 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick and Messrs Thompson, How Burn sold a Limousin x cow for 752kg, 180.5p, £1357 also to Charles Kirkpatrick.

A plain show of dairy cast cows was on offer with trade being less than the last few weeks.

Messrs Mattinson & Sons, Rosewain sold an Ayrshire heifer for 744kg, 169.5p, £1261 to Alan Jarvis; Messrs Brown, Lane End sold a Holstein x heifer for 727kg, 171.5p, £1246 to Brian Capper; Messrs Wilson, Evening Hill sold a Holstein x heifer for 660kg, 158.5p, £1046 to Alan Jarvis; Messrs Robinson, Burtholme sold a Holstein x cow for 750kg, 136.5p, £1023 to Les Fell.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1661 Brow Top, £1357 How Burn, £1346, £1263 Orton Hall, £1306 Netherhall, £1284, £1196 Cracrop, £1167 West Cocklaw, £1152 The Grove British Blue £1501 Brow Top, £1442 Pearsbyhall Ayrshire £1261 Rosewain Holstein Friesian £1246 Lane End, £1046, £978 Evening Hill, £1023 Burtholme, £995 Buckabank, £936 Barwinnock, £915, £914 Highwood Nook, £905 Stoneraise Place, £901 Whins Aberdeen Angus £1103 Skewbridge Simmental £1058 East Bowhill Holstein £1006, £992 Fauld Farm Friesian £923 Parkgate Hall, £911 Stoneraise Place.

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 227.5p Brow Top, 218.5p Pearsbyhall, 160.5p Walton Woodhead Limousin 187.5 Brow Top, 180.5p, How Burn, 171.5p, 163.5p Cracrop, 157.5p, 152.5p Orton Hall, 155.5p West Cocklaw, 154.5p Walton Woodhead, 153.5p (x2) Netherhall Holstein Friesian 171.5p, 127.5p Lane End, 163.5p Fauld Farm, 161.5p, 147.5p, 141.5p, 134.5p, 133.5p, 125.5p Buckabank, 158.5p, 144.5p Evening Hill, 141.5p Highhead, 136.5p Burtholme, 127.5p Highwood Nook, 127.5p Stoneraise Place, 121.5p The Green, 121.5p Barwinnock, 120.5p Castlesteads Ayrshire 169.5p, 167.5p Rosewain Holstein 159.5p, 151.5p Fauld Farm, 151.5p, 143.5p Broathill, 145.5p Low Plains, Aberdeen Angus 145.5p, 141.5p, 140.5p Skewbridge Simmental 135.5p East Bowhill Gelbvieh 132.5p The Grove Beef Shorthorn 130.5p Fell End Shorthorn 129.5p Waterside Friesian 127.5p Parkgate Hall, 125.5p The Green, 123.5p Whins

CAST BULLS: 7 Stock Bulls and out of spec cows were offered on Monday, Messrs Retson & Wright, Oaklands sold a Limousin stock bull for 1069kg, 131.5p, £1405 to Charles Kirkpatrick, Messrs Wales, Thackwood sold a Limousin stock bull for 976kh, 143.5p, £1400 to Jewitt Meats and Messrs MaGarva, Horse Close sold two over 30 month old Ayrshire bullocks for 599kg, 187.5p, £1123 and 688kg, 185.5p, £1276 both to Les Fell.

Leading Prices per Kilo:

Bulls: Limousin 143.5p Thackwood, 131.5p Oakland Aberdeen Angus 129.5p Limekilns

Bullock: Ayrshire 187.5p, 185.5p Horseclose.

Leading Prices per Kilo:

Bulls: Leading Prices per Head:

Bulls: Limousin £1405 Oakland, £1400 Thackwood Aberdeen Angus £1398 Limekilns

Bullocks: Ayrshire £1276 Horseclose.


The hogg season continued where the lamb season left off seeing an overall average of 282p, SQQ 292p being achieved, this being a couple of pence back on last week with a somewhat plainer offering, if anything heavier hoggs proved harder to cash on the week.

Messrs Hodgson, Woodend Farm, Egremont led the trade this week selling Beltex hoggs to a top of £172, James also sold two further lots at 412.5ppk and 400ppk to lead the price per kilo section also.

Heavy hoggs sold to £170 for Suffolk for Messrs Irving, East Cliffe, Longtown.

Mules sold to £140 for heavies from Messrs BD & MS  Hope, Albierigg, Canonbie and to 266p from TP Wigham, Hargill House, Haltwhistle.  Hill hoggs to £131 for Blackies from Messrs BD & MS Hope, Albierigg and to 285p again for Blackies from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown

Leading Prices per head: Beltex £172, £165, £141 Woodend; £164, £162, £154, £152(x2), £146(x2), £142 Cardew Hall; £160, £148 High Plasket Lands; £150, £145, £144, £143 Castlehill; £144, £141 Greengill; £142 Walton Woodhead Suffolk £170 East Cliff; £169, £152 Swallowdene; £158, £135 Westhills; £148, £135, £134, £127 Smalmstown; £143(x2) Hazel House; £142 Fern House; £136 Low House; £131 Langfauld; £124 Roe Farm Texel £160, £145 Swallowdene; £158(x2), £152, £145 Low House, Millom; £158 Low House, Armathwaite; £158, £147 Westhills; £156, £151 Crosby Farm; £155 Rietfontain; £155 Hightown; £154, £152, £150, £146 Hazel House; £150, £145 Aldermanseat; £145 Ewan Close Dutch Texel £145 (x2), £135 (x2), £129, £123 Unity; £135, £134, £126, £121, £120 Dykehead; £135, £127, £124, £120 Lanerton; £125, £124 High Old Shield; £124, £123 Sycamore House Greyface £140, £131 Albierigg; £131, £126 Hightown; £130 Smalmstown; £129, £121 High Park Foot; £126 Jackson Rigg; £125 Hargill House; £124, £120 Reaygarth; £123 Denton Mains Charollais £139, £134, £128 Low House Blackface £131, £125 Albierigg; £126, £118, £117, £114 Smalmstown Hill/Cheviot £120 Smalmstown.

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 412.5p, 400p Woodend; 384.6p, 348.8p, 342.9p, 337p Castlehill; 380p, 361.9p, 356.5p, 356.1p, 335p Cardew Hall; 363.6p, 352.4p High Plasket Lands;  355.3p, 351p, 339.5p, 337p Glebelands; 355p Greengill; 333.3p The Throp; 333.3p Hunley Dutch Texel 397.1p, 333p, 332p, 310.3p, 304.5p, 302.6p Dykehead; 337.2p, 314.6p Unity; 334p, 329.3p, 310p, 300p Lanerton; 317.9p, 300p Sycamore House Blackface 285p, 278.6p, 268.2p, 262.5p Smalmstown; 266p, 262p Albierigg; Suffolk 281.5p, 277p  Swallowdene; 279p Wiza; 275p(x2) Hazel House; 274.1p, 273.5p, 270.2p, 264.7p Smalmstown; 272p Low House; 269.6p Row Farm; 267.9p Fern House; 263.3p Westhills; 262p Langfauld Hill/Cheviot 272.7p Smalmstown Charollais 272p Low House; 271p Albyfield Greyface 266p, 260p Hargill House; 264p, 263p Jackson Rigg; 263 Hightown; 263p, 261.4p High Park Foot; 261.7p Denton Mains; 260.9p Reaygarth; 260p Smalmstown Texel 351.2p, 348.8p, 348p, 313.3p Hazel House; 329.5p, 313p Ewan Close; 329.2p, 313p Westhills; 327p Hightown; 319p, 312.2p, 311.6p Smalmstown; 318.2p, 312p High Crosby; 318p, 314.3p Gass Farm; 317.8p Grassgarth; 316.7p Low House; 314p Swallowdene; 314p Newbiggin.

CAST EWES & RAMS: On Monday the 3rd of January, H&H held their weekly sale of cast sheep with trade being sharper on the week topping at £178 for two Texel ewes from M/s Hudson, Rigg House.  Strong ewes would be £10 up on the week.  Mules to £116 from M/s Pitchford, Great Easby and Swales to £78 from M/s Smith-Jackson, High Town.  Tups also saw a good jump in price with far greater demand round the ring selling to £160 for two Leicester from M/s Wigham, Hargill House.

Leading Prices Per Head: Ewes Texel £178 Rigg House, £174 £137 The Stackyard, £170 £150 £140 £136 Cobble Hall, £163 £151 £136 High Crosby, £162 Hargill House, £160 Wavercroft, £146 Low House, £144 Reaygarth, £140 The Guards, £138 Ivy Cottage, £136 Hazel House Suffolk £140 £126 Wavercroft, £138 £120 Hazel House, £126 Woodend, £117 Denton Mains Leicester £126 Denton Mains Hampshire £117 Cobble Hall Grey Face £116 £112 £109 Great Easby, £113 Bleabank, £112 The Guards, £109 £102 Denton Mains Hill Cheviot £86 Woodend Swaledale £78 Hightown, £71 £67 Denton Mains Herdwick £50 Cobble Hall

Rams: Leicester £160 Hargill House, £134 Hightown, £122 Denton Mains Texel £158 Glebelands.

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