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Date: 18 April 2022 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 18th April, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS: A good flashy show of 64 prime bulls were forward on Bank Holiday Monday seeing a very buoyant  trade throughout the sale. Top overall was the heaviest bull of the day at 815kg, for a Limousin cross bred by Messrs Bunting, Midtown Farm, Dumfries achieving £2131.23 purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Others sold to £2018.49 for 707kg Limousin from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall, Wigton. Charolais peaked at £1903 for 745kg, from Messrs Hiddleston, Newmains, Dumfries and others to £1881.88 for 728kg, from Messrs McClanachan, Millhill Farm, Lockerbie.

Top pence per kilo was for the aforementioned 707kg, for Allerby Hall, Wigton achieving 285.5ppk. Messrs Milburn, Wallend Farm, Brampton sold a 637kg British Blue cross to 269.5ppk.

Dairy bred bulls were fantastic to sell and achieved the dearest trade to date. Messrs Graham, South Lambhill, Longtown sold to the top of £1638.30 for a Holstein Friesian. Messrs Graham’s run of 5 Holsteins averaged a healthy £1491.88. Top overall pence per kilo of 223.5ppkwent to Messrs Dickinson, High House, Wigton for a British Friesian purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

More bulls will be required for next weeks sale. All enquiries please get in touch with our auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading prices per head: Limousin £2131 Midtown Farm, £2018 Allerby Hall, £1508 Bectonhall, £1500 Justicetown, Charolais £1903, £1751 Newmains, £1881, £1853, £1812, £1748, £1681, £1619 Millhill Farm, £1629 Wydon Farm, Simmental £1765, £1694 Millhill Farm, British Blue £1716 Wall End Farm, £1416 Randalinton Farm, Holstein Friesian £1638, £1580, £1469 South Lambhill, £1457 Bectonhall, £1379, £1288, £1109 Randalinton Farm, £1143, £1102 Elephant Farm, Dairy Shorthorn £1396 South Lambhill, British Friesian £1374 South Lambhill, £1313 Castlesteads, £1231, £1206 High House, Holstein £1376, £1226, £1225, £1135 Castlesteads, £1135 Stubbyknowe, Aberdeen Angus £1243 Mirkbooths.

Leading prices per kilo:  Limousin 285.5p Allerby Hall, 261.5p Midtown Farm, 257.5p Green Farm, British Blue 269.5p Wall End Farm, 231.5p Beck House, Charolais 268.5p, 258.5p (x2), 254.5p, 252.5p, 250.5p, 249.5p Millhill Farm, 255.5p, 253.5p Newmains, Simmental 259.5p, 245.5p Millhill Farm, British Friesian 223.5p, 221.5p, 219.5p High House, 215.5p South Lambhill, 213.5p Castlesteads, Holstein Friesian 222.5p Bectonhall, 216.5p, 208.5p, 202.5p Randlinton Farm, 214.5p, 208.5p Elephant Farm, 214.5p, 210.5p South Lambill, Dairy Shorthorn 219.5p South Lambhill, Holstein 218.5p, 215.5p, 213.5p, 211.5p Castlesteads.

PRIME CATTLE: A much smaller entry of 44 prime steers and heifers were forward on Bank holiday Monday with yet another fantastic trade seen throughout. Thirteen animals achieved over £1800 and five sold to over £2000 with a days overall top of £2067.07 for a 767kgs Limousin cross from Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill Farm, Carlisle, purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton sold the second top of £2058.87 for 734kgs purchased by Ralph Pearson. Top priced Charolais cross came from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie selling to 746kg to £2017.93 and was purchased again by Ralph Pearson. Top price pence per kilo of 280.5ppk went to Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks.

Heifers were seen to peak at £1999.69 for a 742kg, Limousin cross from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Appleby, purchased by Pioneer Foods. British Blue crosses from Messrs Irving, Bectonhall, Canonbie to £1920 for 844kg, and purchased by Andrew Graham. Top overall pence per kilo of the day was a 643kg Limousin cross from Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill, Carlisle peaking at 293.5ppk and purchased by Ralph Pearson, Bradford. Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton’s best sold to 291.5ppk and saw a healthy average of 278.5ppk for a run of 9 heifers averaging 566kg.

More clean cattle will be required for next week’s sale. All enquiries please get in touch with our auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading Prices Per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£2067 Petteril Hill Farm, £2058, £2050 Bothel Parks, £2013, £1836, £1806, £1647 Steeley Farm, £1968, £1820, £1811 Rose Farm, £1870 Hoddomtown, Charolais £2017 Hoddomtown, £1526 Brackendene, British Blue £1633 Allerby Hall.

Heifers: Limousin £1999 Terrys Farm, £1887 Petteril Hill Farm, £1679, £1633, £1595, £1587, £1584, £1576, £1517, £1504, £1494 High Aketon, £1667, £1573, £1498 Rose Farm, £1534 Woodfield, British Blue £1920 Bectonhall, Simmental £1622 Howgillside, Aberdeen Angus £1413, £1380 Low Farm.

Leading Prices per kilo:
Limousin 280.5p, 269.5p Bothel Parks, 275.5p Hoddomtown, 269.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 267.5p, 239.5p, 233.5p Rose Farm, 267.5p, 258.5p, 246.5p Steeley Farm, Charolais 270.5p Hoddomtown, 229.5p Eaglesfield, British Blue 222.5p Allerby Hall.

Heifers: Limousin 293.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 291.5p, 287.5p, 285.5p, 281.5p, 279.5p, 275.5p, 273.5p, 265.5p, 263.5p High Aketon, 275.5p, 265.5p Woodfield, 269.5p Terrys Farm, 263.5p, 258.5p Rose Farm, Aberdeen Angus 247.6p, 246.5p Low Farm, Simmental 241.5p Howgillside, British Blue 227.5p Bectonhall.  

CAST COWS: A smaller show of 162 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer with an amazing average of 171.5ppk up 6p. 54 beef cast cows averaged 1981.1ppk being up 12p.

Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe Farm sold the top priced 90 month old Limousin cow for 818kg, 243.5ppk or £1991 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Oliver, Cawfields run of cows topped at 694kg, 248.5ppk or £1724 and 732kg, 231.5ppk or £1694 for a British Blue cross and 725kg, 231.5ppk or £1678 and 639kg, 259.5ppk or £1658 for a Limousin cross cow purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick, Michael Helliwell and Owain Llyr. Rachel Smith, Westhill Farm sold the top price Aberdeen Angus  cow sold for 790kg, 206.5ppk or £1631 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Simmentals topped at 821kg, 193.5ppk or £1588from Messrs Cowx & Son, Town End Farm to Michael Helliwell.

108 dairy cast cows sold to average an amazing 159.3ppk up 4p on the week. Mr Andrew Graham, Kirkhouse sold a 100 month old Dutch Fleckvieh old cow for 849kg, 208.5ppk or £1770 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Miller, Tarn Lodge Farm sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 804kg, 188.5ppk or £1515 to Les Fell. Holstein heifers topped at 196.5ppk (x2) 194.5ppk from Messrs Morley, Hadderdale.  

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1991 Haltcliffe Farm, £1678, £1658 Crawfields, £1658, £1500 Lodge Farm, £1557 Low Farm, £1538 Lord Close, £1525 Airds of Balcary, Fleckvieh £1770, £1375, £1250, £1240 Kirkhouse Dairy, £1383 Limekilns Farm, British Blue £1724, £1694 Crawfields, £1658 Cardew House, £1544 Halefield Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1631 Westhills Farm, £1538 Balcraig Moor Farming, £1524 Minsca Farm, Simmental £1588 Town End Farm, Shorthorn £1538 Halefield Farm, £1449 East Nethershields Farm, Holstein Friesian £1515 Tarn Lodge Farm, £1511 Dykesfield Farm, £1445, £1333, £1168 Torpenhow Hall, £1440 Lodge Farm, £1437 Gate Farm, £1277, £1258, £1231, £1212 Hadderdale, £1249 Blackrigg, £1233 Greenmoorside, £1232 Mirkbooths, £1214 Low Rigg, £1205 Buckabank Farm, £1179 Big Balcraig Farm, £1173 Petteril Side Farm, £1172 Woodhouses Farm, £1169 Wood Close Farm, British Friesian £1354 Halefield Farm, £1155 Greyrigg, £1153, £1123 Dockray Hall, Hereford £1295, £1244 East Nethershields Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1276 Whitehills Farm Brown Swiss £1240 Garvilland, Holstein £1219, £1121 Newbampton Farm, Danish Red £1115 Dykesfield Farm Jersey £743, £671 Scroggiehill Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 259.5p, 231.5p, 217.5 Cawfields, 243.5p Haltcliffe Farm, 239.5p Street Head, 235.5p, 213.5p Lodge Farm, 223.5p Low Farm, 218.5p Lords Close, 207.5p Airds of Balcary, British Blue 248.5p, 231.5p Cawfields, 213.5p Cardew House, 203.5p Halefield Farm, Charolais 227.5p Airds Of Balcary, Hereford 215.5p, 214.5p, 205.5p East Nethershields, Fleckvieh 208.5p, 194.5p Kirkhouse Dairy, 198.5p Limekilns Farm, Beef Shorthorn 207.5p Whitehills Farm, Aberdeen Angus 206.5p Westhills Farm, 203.5p, 199.5p, 193.5p Balcraig Moor Farming, 295,5p Minsca Farm, British Friesian 196.5p Greyrigg, 190.5p Scalehill Farm, 182.5p Halefield Farm,182.5p Dockray Hall, Holstein Friesian 196.5p (x2), 194.5p Hadderdale, 193.5p Nether Collinhirst, 190.5p Blackrigg, 188.5p Tarn Lodge Farm, 187.5p Lodge Farm, 187.5p Scalehill Farm, 185.5p Dykesfield Farm, 181.5p Gate Farm, Simmental 193.5p Town End Farm, Shorthorn 192.5p East Netherside Farm, Brown Swiss 173.5p Garvilland, Galloway 171.5p Walloway, Jersey 140.5p Scroggiehill Farm.

CAST BULLS: Only 5 stock bulls were on offer, with Messrs Wilson, Gate Farm selling a 6 year old Limosuin bull for 1085kg, 239.5ppk or £2598 to Charles Kirkpatrick.  

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £2598 Gate Farm Blonde £1564 Cardew House Simmental £1469 Newbie Mains.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 239.5p Gate Farm, 177.5p Walloway, Whitebred Shorthorn 207.5p Walby Grange, Blonde 164.5p Cardew House.  

PRIME SHEEP: The weekly sale od prime sheep saw a reduction in numbers forward, due to producers coming to the end of their hoggs and the Bank Holiday also playing its part, however a flying trade for all classes was witnessed.

LAMBS: A small entry of spring lambs averaged £143.60 to £148 (x2) and 352.4ppk for Suffolks from Messr Atkinson, The Gill, Wigton.

Leading Prices per head: Suffolk £148 (x2), £146 (x2) Gill Farm.

Leading Prices per kilo: Suffolk 352.4p, 343.5p (x2), 340.7p Gill Farm.

HOGGS: Hoggs met a sensational enquiry throughout with Mr John Fell, Stanger Hill leading the way again this week, with a pair of 49kg selling to £198 per head or 404ppk selling to Mr Morgan Helliwell. Messrs Campbell, Carsewalloch sold Beltex hoggs to 400ppk to Mr Robert Skelton.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £198, £162 (x2), £160 (x3), £158, £152 Stanger Hill, £160 Harley Croft, £152 High Plasket Lands Farm, £150, £143, £142 Smalmstown Farm, £150, £140 Mirkbooths, £148 Carsewalloch Farm, £147, £140 East Cliff Farm, £145 Ribton House, £144 Harley Croft, Beltex £172, £158, £152, £150 Carsewalloch Farm, £150 Smalmstown Farm,  £150 The Bow, £144, £134 Hollands, £142, £137 Castlehill, £133, £131, £130 Glebelands, Suffolk £139, £129 Smalmstown Farm, £136 East Cliff Farm, £136, £134, £128 Mirkbooths, £126 Kirtleton House, £125 Stoneraise Place, Dutch Texel £134 Sycamore House, Hill Cheviot £133, £130 Smalmstown Farm, £128 Harley Croft, £127, £120 (x2) Orton Rigg Farm, £124 Horseclose Farm, Blackface £129, £125 (x2), £121 Smalmstown Farm, £116 (x2), £115 South Lambhill,  Herdwick £125 Ribton House, Mule £124 Harley Croft, £122, £121, £120 Mirkbooths, £120 Bowscale Farm, £118 Moss Side House, £117 Stoneraise Place, Leicester £121 Moss Side House, £120 Stoneraise Place, Swaledale £111 Stoneraise Villa, £110 Reaygarth.

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 404.1p, 381p, 372.1p, 363.6p, 349.4p,342.1p 336.2p, 330.6p, 321.4p, 317.6p, 313.6p Stanger Hill, 325.6p Mirkbooths, 322.5p, 313p, 301.9p, 301.1p Harley Croft, 315.7p Stoneraise Place, 307.5p Glebelands, 307.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 302p Careswalloch Farm, Beltex 400p, 359.1p, 330.4p, 322.6p Carsewalloch Farm, 375p The Bow, 359.5p, 351.3p, 321.1p Castlehill, 343.6p Hollands, 332.5p, 323.5p Glebelands, 319.1p Smalmstown Farm, Dutch Texel 326.8p Sycamore House, Blackface 286.4p (x2), 284p, 281.6p South Lambhill, 281.4p Smalmstown Farm, Hill Cheviot 283.3p Stoneraise Place, 273.7p, 255.8p Smalmstown Farm, 269.7p, 266.7p Orton Rigg Farm, 258.6p Harley Croft, 254.8p Dalveen, Badgerface Texel 269.3p Stoneraise Place, Swaledale 264.3p Stoneraise Villa, Mule 255.8p Mirkbooths, 255.4p Stoneraise Place, 253.5p Hollands, 253.1p Harley Croft, 248.6p, 248.4p Moss Side House, Suffolk 256.8p Stoneraise Place, 252.8p, 248.5p Mirkbooths, 245.7p Smalmstown Farm, Jacob 252.2p Walby Grange, Herdwick 247.5p Ribton House, Leicester 228.3p Moss side House, 218.2p Stoneraise Place, 181p Reaygarth.

CAST SHEEP: The weekly sale of cast sheep sold to a cracking trade yet again for all types. Topping at £206 was a Leicester ram from Messrs Fisher, Reaygarth. Ewes peaked at £192 on 2 occasions, firstly for a Texel ewe from Messrs Mounsey, Ashfield and secondly for a Beltex cross ewe from Messrs Dickinson, High House. Strong first cross types achieved a flying trade selling to £160 plus.

Horned ewes topped at £134 for two Jacob ewes from Messrs Holliday, Rashfield, with Herdwicks topping at £92 from Messrs Holliday, Newbampton. Cheviots to £128 from Messrs Dempster, Castlehill.

Leading Prices:
Texel £192, £156, £152 High House, £192, £184 Ashfield, £178 Wallhead, £176 (x2), £154, £136 (x2) Sycamore House, £162 Ashdene, £148 Low Wood Bank, £147 Lanehead Farm, £154 Old Silloth Farm, £144 Castlehill, £138 The Throp, £138, £134 High Plasket Lands Farm, £136 Croft House, Suffolk £178 Town Head Farm, £166, £150 West Causeway Head, £162 Newbampton Farm, £148 Ashfield, £146 Low House, £142 High House, £128 Low Wood Bank, Dutch Texel £150 Ashfield, Leicester £149 Wallhead, £126 Reaygarth, Jacob £134, £124, £118 Rashfield, Hill Cheviot £128 Castlehill, £122 Bowscale Farm, Mule £126, £120 Ribton House, £122 Home Farm, £121 The Throp, £120 Stonewalls, £120 Croft House, Beltex £126 The Throp, £114 Castlehill, Swaledale £108, £92 Reaygarth, £86 Scarrowmanwick, Herdwick £92 Newbampton Farm.

Rams: Leicester £206, £138 Reaygarth, Suffolk £164, £136 Old Silloth Farm, Texel £152 Low Wood Bank, £144 old Silloth Farm, Beltex £132 Castlehill.

Sale Contacts
David Holliday                                  07710 189804                   Cast Cows & Cast Bulls
Grant Anderson                                07872 129274                   Prime Bulls & Prime Cattle
James Little                                        07872 840685                   Prime & Cast Sheep