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Date: 25 April 2022 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 25th April, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS: A shortage of bulls evident with only 64 forward seeing one of the dearest trades ever recorded in Borderway with 10 selling over £1800 and 7 achieving £2000 or more up to a days overall top of £2728.45 for 911kgs British Blue from Messrs Carr, Little Bavington, Newcastle .  An 853kg Blue from Messrs Parsons, Slealands, Longtown to £2469.44 and Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan sold 769kgs British Blue cross to £2441.58.  Limousins to £2397.65 for 806kgs from Messrs Priestley, Cracrop Farm, Brampton all of the above were purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Beef Shorthorns to £2365.36 for 1013kgs from Messrs Steen, Coxhill Farm, Moffat and purchased by A & D Meats.  Charolais from Messrs Goldie, Townfoot, Dumfries to £2296.23 to Bowland Foods.  Top overall pence per kilo of 317.5p went to Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan for his aforementioned British Blue crossbred.  Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie sold top priced Galloway to £1871.50 for 788kgs.

Dairy bred cattle sold to a record at £1976.93 for 986kg Holstein Friesian from Messrs Murray, Conheath Farm, Dumfries purchased by A & D Meats.  Top pence per kilo of 251.50p was paid to Messrs Graham, South Lambhill, Longtown for a 655kgs.  Swedish Red and Whites, montbeliard to 244.5p from Seymour Farms, Wigton and Holstein Friesians from Messrs Dixon, Hedley East Farm, Newcastle to 234.50p

More bulls are required on a weekly basis.   All enquiries please get in touch with our auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading prices per head: British Blue £2728 Little Bavington Farm, £2469 Slealands £2441 Upper Brydekirk, Limousin £2397 Cracrop £2268 Townfoot Farm, £1887 Old Town Farm, £1687 Beck House, Beef Shorthorn £2365 Coxhill Farm, Charolais £2296 South Bowerhouses , Holstein Friesian £1976 £1651 £1574 Conheath Farm, £1583 £1508 Old Town Farm, £1570 £1551 £1393 South Lambhill, £1397 Eastfield of Coulter, £1352 Cleamire £1260 Hedley East Farm, £1259 Cote House Farm, Galloway £1871 Balgray Hill, Luing £1680 £1668 Setmabanning, Montbeliarde £1650 £1576 Seymour House, Friesian £1556 £1470 £1409 £1348 Hillhead £1296 Cowlyers Farm, Simmental £1496 Beck House, Holstein £1437 £1290 £1198 £1161 Musgrave Hall, MRI £1196 Cowlyers Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1175 Cote House Farm, Shorthorn £1191 The Gill, Swedish Red & White £1647 South Lambhill.

Leading prices per kilo:  British Blue 317.5p Upper Brydekirk, 299.5p Little Bavington Farm, 289.5p Slealands Limousin 297.5p Cracrop Farm, 296.5p Townfoot Farm, 269.5p Beck House Charolais 257.5p South Bowerhouses Luing 253.5p, 247.5p Setmabanning Farm Swedish Red 251.5p South Lambhill Montbeliarde 244.5p, 232.5p, 217.5p Seymour House Simmental 237.5p, 229.5p Beck House Galloway 237.5p Balgray Hill Holstein Friesian 234.5p, 233.5p, 229.5p Hedley East Farm, 226.5p (x2) Old Town Farm, 226.5p Cleamire, 222.5p Cote House Farm, 217.5p, 200.5p Conheath Farm, 210.5p, 205.5p South Lambhill Beef Shorthorn 233.5p Coxhill Farm Friesian 227.5p, 218.5p, 213.5p, 209.5p Hillhead, 223.5p Cowlyers Farm Meuse Rhine Lsse 217.5p Cowlyers Farm Aberdeen Angus 214.5p Cote House Farm Holstein 209.5p, 207.5p, 189.5p, 180.5p Musgrave Hall Shorthorn 207.5p The Gill.


PRIME CATTLE: A larger entry of 86 Prime steers and heifers forward at Borderways weekly Primestock sale with a great trade seen throughout yet again.  19 animals sold over £1900 and 8 sold over £2000 to a days overall top of £2180 for a 780kgs Limousin heifer from Messrs Norman, Little Orton, Carlisle purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Other heifers sold to £2059.75 for 770kgs from Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith purchased by Steven Wilson, Butchers Shop, Corby Hill.  Top overall pence per kilo of 301.5p was paid to Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton for a 563kg Limousin cross purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Airey, The Close to 299.5p purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers.

Steers saw a day’s top of £2127.23 for a 753kg Limousin cross purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle sold 751kg to £2121.58 and purchased by Ralph Pearson, Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks sold another 739kgs to £2080.28 again purchased by Ralph Pearsons.  Top overall pence per kilo of £293.5p for a 668kgs Limousin cross from Messrs Hewetson, Lords Close, Maryport and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Please advise entries for next week’s sale.  All enquiries please get in touch with our auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading Prices Per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£2127, £2080 Bothel Parks, £2121, £1970, £1936 The Lake, £2079, £1967 Hoddomtown, £2078 Lower Langshaw Farm, £1981 Roberthill Farm, £1970, £1960, £1899 Lords Close, £1958 Newbiggin Farm, £1915 Petteril Hill Farm, £1871 Reaygarth British Blue £2072, £1871 The Lake, £1941 Hosket Hill Farm, £1898 Newbiggin Farm Charolais £2065 Roberthill Farm Saler £2048 Roberthill Farm Simmental £1982 Hosket Hill Farm Aberdeen Angus £1734, £1676, £1675, £1656 Conheath Farm Friesian £1505, £1483, £1448, £1431 Micklethwaite Farm Belted Galloway £1405, £1385 The Laythes Galloway £1336 Balgray Hill Meuse Rhine Issel £1274 Cowlyers Farm Holstein Friesian £1210 (x2) The Close.

Heifers: Limousin £2180, £1838 Little Orton Farm, £2059, £1854 Halfway Well, £1920, £1815, £1791  Nealhouse Farm, £1824 Bectonhall, £1777 Newbiggin Farm, £1749 The Close, £1747 Reaygarth, £1725 High Plasket Lands Farm British Blue £1621 Newbiggin Farm, £1466 Wardwarrow, £1360 Low Farm Charolais £1419 Wardwarrow Galloway £1405 Balgray Hill Aberdeen Angus £1379 Wardwarrow.

Leading Prices per kilo:
Limousin 293.5p, 283.5p, 269.5p Lords Close, 287.5p The Close, 282.5p, 275.5p, 274.5p The Lake, 282.5p, 281.5p Bothel Parks, 281.5p, 271.5p Hoddomtown, 273.5p Lower Langshaw Farm, 268.5p Reaygarth, 266.5p Newbiggin Farm British Blue 277.5p, 276.5p The Lake, 271.5p Hosket Hill Farm, 261.5p Newbiggin Farm Saler 273.5p Roberthill Farm Charolais 263.5p Roberthill Farm Simmental 257.5p Hosket Hill Farm Galloway 254.5p Balgray Hill Belted Galloway 232.5p, 227.5p The Laythes Friesian 228.5p, 223.5p, 219.5p, 209.5p Micklethwaite Farm Meuse Rhine Iseel 227.5p Cowlyers Farm Aberdeen Angus 226.5p, 215.5p Coneheath Farm Holstein Friesian 199.5p, 195.5p The Close.

Heifers: Limousin 301.5p, 293.5p Greenhill Farm, 299.5p, 284.5p, 279.5p, 277.5p, 274.5p The Close, 293.5p, 279.5p Little Orton Farm, 290.5p (x2), 289.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 277.5p, 276.5p, 275.5p Nealhouse Farm, 275.5p, 273.5p Newbiggin Farm British Blue 267.5p Newbiggin Farm Galloway 241.5p Balgray Hill Aberdeen Angus 237.5p Wardwarrow Charolais 233.5p The Laythes.

CAST COWS: A large entry of 372 Cast cows and Stock bulls were on offer to the dearest trade to date.  139 beef cows sold to an amazing average of 200ppk and 58 selling for over 200ppk. Messrs O’kell, Birdswood Farm sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 1002kg, 284.5ppk or £2850 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs McGarva, Nether Abbington Bigga sold a British Blue cow for 904kg, 251.5ppk or £2273 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Richardson of Whithead Brow sold the top price Limousin cow for 851kg, 275.5ppk or £2191 again to Mr Kirkpatrick. Mr Brian Hall of Ainstable Hall run of limousin cows sold to average 753kg, 231.7ppk £1751 and topped at 921kg, 234.5ppk, £2159 to Messrs Owain Llyr.

Messrs Nixon, Ribton house sold a top price Aberdeen Angus cow for 848kg, 221.5ppk, £1878 to Michael Helliwell. Firm of Hugh Sloan sold the top price Simmental cow for 899kg, 203.5ppk, £1829 to Messrs Roberts.

233 dairy cast cows were forward and sold to average 158.7ppk, which included 10 jerseys with trade for all classes being great throughout. Messrs Watson of Howrigg Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 1024kg, 175.5ppk, £1707 to Pickstocks. Messrs Carruthers of Glenzierfoot farm sold the top price Fleckvieh cow for 848kg, 197.5ppk, £1674 to Michael Helliwell. Balgregan Farms sold top price heifers for 625kg, 219.5ppk, £1371 to Mr Les Fell.

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £2850 Birdswood Farm, £2273 Nether Abington Farm, £2063 Upper Brydekirk, £1910 Osborne Farm, £1569, £1443, £1434 Wood Hall, £1562 Howrigg Farm, £1527 Red Hall, £1448 Mossband Hall Limousin £2191 Whitehead Brow, £2159, £1883, £1862, £1815 Ainstable Hall, £2063, £2035, £1805 Little Orton Farm, £2031, £1930, £1836, £1805, £1687, £1656 Wood Hall, £2014 High Grounds, £1977 Cumdivock Farm, £1843 Haregills Cottage, £1796 Osborne Farm, £1707 Bectonhall Farm, £1658 Midtown Farm Aberdeen Angus £1878 Ribton House, £1734 Cumdivock Farm, £1721 Malletsheugh Farm, £1562 Cubby Hill Simmental £1829 Meadow Flatt Farm Holstein Friesian £1797 Howrigg Farm, £1619, £1376 High Plains, £1617, £1348 Trailflat Farm, £1563, £1560, £1437 Park House Farm, £1547, £1428 Lambfield Farm, £1480 Buckabank Farm, £1469 Skelton Wood End, £1462 Tempest Tower, £1433 Gerrard House, £1420 North Greenhill, £1405 Kirtlebank Farm, £1375, £1341 Evening Hill Farm, £1361 Tempest Tower, £1329 Woodhouse Beef Shorthorn £1734 Frankstown Farm, £1556 Minsca Farm Holstein £1697, £1598, £1443, £1411, £1376, £1302, £1239 Ribton House, £1330 Knockshiffnock Farm, £1315 Rosewain Farm, £1306 Castlesteads, £1271, £1123 Bromfield Hall, £1249, £1204 Fauldie Fleckveih £1674, £1448 Glenzierfoot Farm, £1161 Aitchisons Bank Farm Norwgian Red £1609 West House Farm, £1493 Kirkbride House Montbelliarde £1537, £1241 Beeches, £1490, £1477 Swordwellrigg Farm, £1297 Aitchisons Bank Farm, £1255 Flothers Friesian £1493 Middle Farm, £1473 Aitchisons Bank Farm, £1442 Flothers, £1371, £1223, £1205, £1166, £1142 Balgreggan Mains, £1253 Campfield Farm, £1245, £1236, £1197, £1170 (x2) Inglewood Meadows, £1137 Middle Farm Ayrshire £1474 Kinkry Hill Farm Hereford £1424 High Buildings Danish Red £1381, £1357, £1339 Lambfield Farm South Devon £1312 Drumbair Farm Irish Moiled £1251 Coxhill Farm Jersey £806 Broomhills.

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 284.5p Birdswood Farm, 264.5p Upper Brydekirk, 263.5p Osborne Farm, 251.5p Nether Abington Farm, 231.5p Red Hall, 227.5p Wood Hall, 223.5p Brow Farm, 217.5p Mossband Hall, 215.5p Howrigg Farm Limousin 261.5p, 252.5p, 248.5p, 245.5p, 229.5p Wood Hall, 257.5p Whitehead Brow, 255.5p, 235.5p, 234.5p (x2) Ainstable Hall, 248.5p, 237.5p (x2) Little Orton Farm, 245.5p Cracrop Farm, 244.5p High Grounds, 244.5p, 231.5p Walton Woodhead, 235.5p Haregills Cottage, 230.5p Wardhall Guards Farm, 229.5p Osborne Farm Manju cattle 231.5p Frankstown Farm South Devon 229.5p, 204.5p Drumblair Farm Montbelliard 228.5p, 212.5p Beeches, 221.5p, 218.5p Swordwellrigg Farm Aberdeen Angus 221.5p, 192.5p Ribton House, 221.5p Cumdivock Farm, 218.5p Wallish Walls, 192.5, 190.5p Demesne Farm Beef Shorthorn 219.5p, 204.5p Minsca Farm, 206.5p Frankstown Farm Friesian 219.5p, 214.5p, 205.5, 199.5p, 197.5p Balgreggan Mains, 207.5p Flothers Fleckvieh 211.5p Aitchisons Bank Farm, 201.5p, 197.5p Glenzierfoot Farm Holstein 207.5p Rosewain Farm, 203.5p Bromfield Farm, 202.5p, 195.5p, 192.5p, 191.5p Ribton House Holstein Friesian 205.5p Cardew Hall, 205.5p South View Farm, 204.4p Evening Hill Farm, 195.5p Fauld Farm, 193.5p Trailflat Farm, 191.5p Brownrigg Hall Farm Simmental 203.5p Meadow Flatt Farm Norweigan Red 197.5p Kirkbride House Ayrshire 194.5p Kinkry Hill Farm Hereford 193.5p High Buildings Irish Moiled 193.5p Coxhill Farm Danish Red 188.5p Lambfield Belted Galloway 183.5p Woodhall Farm Shorthorn 170.5p, 165.5p Birsco Hill Jersey 143.5p Broomhills.

CAST BULLS: 12 stock bulls were on offer for a great trade with Messrs Wilson Gate farm selling 2 limousin stock bulls for 1167kg, 217.5ppk, £2538 purchased by Owain Llyr. Andrew Cooper sold a Limousin stock bull 1185kg, 196.5ppk, £2382 to Owain Llyr. Moscrop and Waugh of Aitchison’s Bank Farm sold a top price Aberdeen Angus bull 1183kg, 175.5ppk, £1997 to Mr Llyr.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £2538 Gate Farm, £2328 Hallmoor, £2163 Gate Farm, £2126 Midtown Farm Aberdeen Angus £1997 Aitchisons Bank Farm, £1979 Malletsheugh Farm, £1903 Meadow Flatt Farm Hereford £1683 Red Hall, £1655 High Buildings South Devon £1653 Drumblair Farm Friesian £1522 Fir Tree Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 217.5p Gate Farm, 202.5p Midtown Farm, 196.5p Hallmoor, 193.5p Gate Farm Montbelliard 215.5p Swordwellrigg Farm Hereford 215.5p High Buildings, 214.5p Red Hall Friesian 193.5p Fir Tree Farm Aberdeen Angus 175.5p Aitchisons Bank Farm Fleckveich 174.5p Laws Hall.

PRIME SHEEP: On Monday 25th April 2022 H&H held their weekly sale of Prime Hoggs & Prime Lambs. A slightly larger show forward this week with a very seasonal mixed show, all classes were very much in demand with well finished sorts intertitular seeing a flying trade.

LAMBS- 64 spring lambs forward today sold to £148 or 389.5p for a smart Texel lamb from Messrs D&J Richardson, Whitehead Brow selling to Messrs Robert Skelton.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £148, £142 (x2), £140, £132 Whithead Brow, £143 Wetheral Shields, £143, £134 Gill Farm, £132, £126 Cumdivock House Suffolk £140, £134 Gill Farm, £130 Whithead Brow Charolais £136, £132, £124 Rigghead Farm Zwartable £122 Wetheral Shields.

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 389.5p Whithead Brow Suffolk 341.5p Gill Farm Charolais 313.9p Rigghead Farm.

HOGGS: 1062 hoggs of all shapes, sizes and descriptions sold to £176 for a tremendous Texel cross hogg from Messrs J Fell, Stranger Hill making a hattrick of topping the trade 3 weeks in a row. He also sold 40kg hoggs to £170 or 425pph both being purchased by Mr N Lomax.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £176, £172, £170 Stranger Hill, £164, £160, £154 Smalmstown Farm, £164 Tundergarth Mains, £162, £161, £160, £158 Stanger Hill, £157, £153 Newbiggin Farm, £157, £153, £150 (x2) Sleightholme Farm, £154 East Cliff Farm, £152 Low House Farm Suffolk £142 East Cliff Farm, £137, £135 (x2),  Low House Farm, £136 Smalmstown Farm, £134, £130 (x4) Woodend Farm, £127 Mirkbooths, £126 Old Silloth Farm, £122 Bowscale Farm Beltex £142, £140 The Wreay Black Face £130, £128 (x2), £123 (x2) Smalmstown Farm Grey Face £130 Stanger Hill, £125 Low House Farm, £124 Mirkbooths, £124 Beech Croft, £123 (x2) Smalmstown Farm Hill Cheviot £129 Smalmstown Farm, £128 Low House Farm, £124 (x2) Orton Rigg Farm, £123 Woodhouses Farm Herdwick £117 Scotby Ghyll.

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 425p, 400p (x2), 288p, 359.1p, 330.6p, 326.5p Stanger Hill, 360.4p, 338.1p, 321.7p, 314.3p, 310.7p Smalmstown, 330.4p Low House Farm, 329.7p, 329.7p, 315.5p Sleightholme Farm, 328p Tundergarth Mains, 318.2p Newbiggin Farm, 317.4p Mirkbooths Beltex 355p, 316p, 314.6p The Wreay Black Face 290.9p (x2), 264.5p, 261.7p Smalmstown Farm, 273.7p, 266.7p, 262.5p, 261.3p South Lambhill, 263.4p Laws Hall Hill Cheviot 288p Orton Rigg Farm, 286.7p Smalmstown Farm Suffolk 263p East Cliff Farm, 254.7p Low House Farm, 251.1p Stone Flatts Herdwick 260p Scotby Ghyll Grey Face 257.5p Stanger Hill, 256.3p, 253.6p Smalmstown Farm.

CAST SHEEP: On Monday 25th April H&H held their weekly sale of Cast Ewes and Tups where the trade continues to rise with all classes selling with ease. Topping today’s sale at £196 for a Beltex Ewe from Messrs Bennett, Ellonby Hall with many cast sheep selling easily £170 +. Mules topped at £138 from Messrs Maughan, Beck Farm. Texel’s reached £190 form Messrs Telford at Edenlin. Messrs Dodd, Tundergarth sold Romney ewes to £130. Tups sold to great rates averaging £17 for 13 tups sold topping at £194 from Messrs Watson, Beech House.

Leading Prices:
Ewes: Beltex £196, £140 Ellonby Hall, £126 Midtown Farm Texel £190 Edenlin, £178 Plains House, £175, £154, £120 Lesson Hall Farm, £167, £162 Mill House, £164, £147, £134, £124 Beck Farm, £152, £149, £130, £127, £114, £112 Tundergarth Mains, £150, £140 Cumdivock House, £149 New Sandsfield, £135 Whitehead Brow, £132 Longhurst, £123 Midtown Farm Grey Face £138 Beck Farm, £120 Whitehead Hill Farm Suffolk £135 Whitehead Brow, £120 Williamsgill Farm Swaledale £98, £84 Coombe Crag, £88, £80 Hargill House, £86 Low Moor.

Rams: Texel £194, £188, £186, £178, £170, £165, £115 Tundergarth Mains Beltex £180, £120 Hayton Brow Suffolk £168 New Sandisfield.

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