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Date: 03 May 2022 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 2nd May, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.


A very good entry of 92 prime bulls forward at the bank holiday Monday sale of primestock where all classes would see an slight easing on the week. Topping the sale at £2438 was a 962kgs Simmental from Messrs Goldie, Newbie Mains, Annan and purchased by A&D Meats. A 796kgs British Blue from Messrs Jewitt, Gracies Farm, Romaldkirk sold at £2304 and was purchased by Bowland Foods Ltd, this bull was also top overall price per kilo at 289.5p. Messrs Mitchinson, Beck House, Carlisle sold second top at 287.5p for a 633kg Limousin cross, Messrs Jardine, The Yett, Lockerbie followed closely behind at 279.5p for a 641kgs Limousin cross both purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Once again Black and Whites were dear with a day’s top of £1472 for 677kgs purchased by Bowland Foods, top price per kilo of 228.5p was paid to Messrs Coulthard, Justicetown, Carlisle and purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.  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: Simmental £2438 Newbie Mains, £1633 Kirtleton House, £1601 Wydon Farm British Blue £2304 Gracies Farm, £1573 Bectonhall, £1483, £1453 Justietown Farm, £1428 Hayclose Limousin £1819 Beck House, £1791, £1668 The Yett, £1740 Beck House, £1562 Slealands, £1521 Hayclose, £1511 Bectonhall Charolais £1736, £1590, £1583, £1554, £1552 Wydon Farm, £1567 The Laythes Aberdeen Angus £1504 South Lambhill Holstein Friesian £1472, £1311, £1273, £1263, £1261 Randalinton Farm, £1405 Justicetown Farm, £1381, £1327 South Lambhill, £1376 Barwinnock Farm, £1365 Old Town Farm, £1246 Ratten Castle, £1231, £1208 Grassknop Farm Galloway £1467, £1451, £1448, £1383 Shancastle Farm Piedmontese £1457 Beck House Fleckvieh £1381 East Park, £1305 Albyfield Sweedish Red £1353 South Lambhill Montbeliarde £1329 High House Friesian £1322, £1175, £1140, £1100 Albyfield, £1304 Slealands, £1168 Wed Holme House/

Leading prices per kilo:  British Blue 289.5p Gracies Farm, 238.5p, 235.5p Justicetown Farm, 234.5p Barwinnock Farm, 230.5p Kirkbride House Limousin 287.5p, 269.5p Beck House, 279.5p, 274.5p The Yett Simmental 253.5p Newbie Mains, 247.5p Kirtleton House, 247.5p (x3) Wydon Farm Piemontese 250.5p Beck House Charolais 249.5p, 248.5p, 247.5p, 242.5p Wydon Farm Holstein Friesian 228.5p Justicetown Farm, 217.5p, 207.5p, 205.5p, 203.5p, 201.5p Randlinton Farm, 209.5p (x2) , 208.5p Grassknop Farm, 205.5p East Park, 203.5p Old Town Farm Galloway 227.5p, 223.5p , 215.5p Shancastle Farm Fleckvieh 227.5p Albyfield , 215.5p East Park Farm Friesian 224.5p, 213.5p, 200.5p Albyfield House, 223.5p, 217.5p Wed Holme House, 212.5p Slealands Montbeliarde 223.5p High House Aberdeen Angus 215.5p South Lambhill Swedish Red & White 208.5p South Lambhill.


Slightly quieter on numbers with only 69 prime steers and heifers forward on the week seeing trade have the edge over last week with 20 selling over £1800 and 6 selling over £2000 to a day’s top of £2182 for a 767kgs Limousin cross steer from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton also sold a Limousin cross steer for £2073, 734kgs alongside Messrs Bell, Hoddomtown, Lockerbie with another at £2059 purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers. Top pence per kilo steer at 284.5p was another Limousin cross from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake. British Blue crosses from Messrs Jarman, Brow Top, Workington sold to 278.5p purchased by Ralph Pearson. Top overall heifer was 745kgs Limousin cross from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont peaking at £2074 and purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top overall pence per kilo of the day went to a 568kgs Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Hird, West End, Cockermouth purchased by John Penny, Leeds.

Leading Prices Per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£2182, £2044, £2000, £1919, £1864 The Lake, £2073, £1998 Bothel Parks, £2059, £1978 Hoddomtown, £1953, £1872 Petteril Hill Farm, £1940, £1817 Steeley Farm, £!936 Loughrigg Farm, £1878 Kirkland Guards British Blue £1921 Jackson Rigg, £1668 Brow Top Farm, £1607 Little Broomhills Farm Charolais £1687 Hosket Hill Farm Galloway £1463, £1320 Balgray Hill White Galloway £1233 Greenwrae.

Heifers: Limousin £2074, £1722 Loughrigg Farm, £1899, £1804 Halfway Well, £1777 Lords Close, £1746, £1667 West End Farm, £1746 Street Head, £1736, £1722 High Aketon British Blue £1640 High Aketon Aberdeen Angus £1538, £1433 Woodside Farm Galloway £1389 Balgray Hill.

Leading Prices per kilo:
Limousin 284.5p, 280.5p, 273.5p, 268.5p The Lake, 282.5p, 277.5p Bothel Parks, 279.5p (x2) Hoddomtown, 279.5p, 277.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 279.5p Loughrigg Farm, 275.5p, 274.5p Kirkland Guards, 274.5p, 270.5p Steeley Farm British Blue 278.5p Brow Top Farm, 269.5p Jackson Rigg Charolais 251.5p Hosket Hill Farm Galloway 232.5p Balgray Hill.

Heifers: Limousin 307.5p West End Farm, 302.5p, 269.5p High Aketon, 299.5p, 278.5p Loughrigg Farm, 291.5p Street Head, 288.5p Lords Close, 285.5p, 278.5p Halfway Well British Blue 295.5p High Aketon Galloway 253.5p Balgray Hill Aberdeen Angus 216.5p Woodside Farm.

CAST COWS A smaller show of 300 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer with trade being very good throughout. Messrs Comrie, Stonebyres Mains, Lanark sold the top price British Blue cow for 840kg at 264.5p totalling £2222 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Philip Hammond, Auchenbart Farm, Ayrshire sold the top priced Charolais cow for 950kg at 217.5p totalling £2066 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Lawson, Hundith House’s run of cows topped at 851kg at 233.5p totalling £1987 for a Limousin x cow bought by Charles Kirkpatrick and 862kg at 217.5p totalling £1874 for a British Blue x to Michael Helliwell. Messrs Cowx & Son, Hudscales sold a Limousin cow for 828kg at 225.5p totalling £1867 and 630kg at 251.5p totalling £1584 bought by Owain Llyr and Morgan Helliwell. Taymar Herefords, Leyland sold a British Blue cow for 709kg at 262.5p totalling £1861 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Mattinson & Son, Burthwaite Farm sold a Limousin cow for 632kg at 235.5p totalling £1488 to Jewitt Meats. Messrs Bradley & Son, Marina House sold the top priced Parthenaise cow for 681kg at 233.5p totalling £1590 to Owain Llyr.

181 dairy cast cows on offer. Castlesteads Farms sold the top priced Holstein x cow for 987kg at 178.5p totalling £1761 to Pickstocks. Messrs Moscrop, Ryeclose sold the top priced dairy Shorthorn cow for 772kg at 202.5p totalling £1563 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Morley, Petteril Bank Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 897kg at 173.5p totalling £1556 to Les Fell. Messrs Horsley, Woodhouse sold a Holstein x cow for 879kg at 175.5p totalling £1542 to Les Fell. Messrs Watson, Howrigg Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 866kg at 177.5p totalling £1537 to Pickstocks. Messrs Beaty, Langhorn Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 777kg at 197.5p totalling £1534 to Les Fell. Messrs Crozier, Cowlyers Farm sold a Montbeliarde x cow for 622kg at 223.5p totalling £1390 to Jewitt Meats. Balgreggan Farm sold Holstein x heifer for 624kg at 199.5p totalling £1244 to Les Fell. Messrs Harrison, Hazel Head sold a Holstein x heifer for 693kg at 199.5p totalling £1382 to Pickstocks.

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £2221, £1601 Stonebyres Mains, £1847 Hundith House, £1861 6 Jane Lane, £1639 Wheyrigg House Charolais £2066 Auchenbart Farm Limousin £1987, £1928, £1887 Hundith House, £1867, £1804 Hudscales, £1830 Townfoot Holstein £1761, £1377 Castlesteads, £1419 Ribton House, £1284 Kelsick House Farm, £1238 Hardrigg Hall, £1221 Petteril Bank Farm, £1217 Kirkbride House Parthenais £1590 Marina House Dairy Shorthorn £1563 Rye Close Holstein Friesian £1556 Petteril Bank Farm, £1542 Woodhouse, £1537 Howrigg Farm, £1534 Langhorn Farm, £1458, £1382 Hazel Head, £1447 Old Town Farm, £1435, £1424, £1366 Balgreggan Mains, £1420, £1376, £1369 High Plains, £1420 Low Bank End Farm, £1402 Highwood Nook, £1361 Cote House Farm, £1348 Down Hall, £1343 Kelsick House Farm Simmental £1545 Newbie Mains, £1396 Frankstown Farm Hereford £1489, £1454 Cumdivock House, £1486 Holme Farm, £1429 Ridley Farm Montbeliarde £1390 Cowlyers Farm, £1192, £1107 Bridge End Farm Friesian £1344 Wavercroft, £1247 Whins Farm, £1205 Inglewood Meadows, £1178 Parkgate Hall, £1153 Wed Holme House, £1131 Laws Hall, £1131 High House Shorthorn £1344 Rye Close Beef Shorthorn £1278 Sandwick Farm Ayrshire £1238 Kelsick House Farm, £1183 Midtodhills Norwegian Red £1137 Bridge End Farm Fleckvieh £1108 Stoneraise Place Lincoln Red Cattle £1001 Kirtleton House.

Leading Prices per Kilo:  British Blue 264.5p, 207.5p Stonebyres Mains, 262.5p 6 Jane Lane, 217.5p New Sandsfield, 217.5p Hundith House, 215.5p Wheyrigg House, 212.5p Haydon Bridge Limousin 251.5p, 225.5p, 224.5p Hudscales, 235.5p Burthwaite, 233.5p, 227.5p, 225.5p, 215.5p, 213.5p Hundith House, 227.5p Mirkbooths, 223.5p, 222.5p, 215.5p Townfoot, 221.5p Terrace Farm, 219.5p Stonebyres Mains, 213.5p Glebelands, 208.5p New Sandsfield, 207.5p Burnside Montbeliarde 223.5p Cowlyers Farm, 195.5p Bridge End Farm Parthenais 223.5p Marina House Charolais 217.5p Auchenbart Farm, 204.5p Brocklerigg Hereford 213.5p Ross Farm Aberdeen Angus 209.5p Whitefield Dairy Shorthorn 202.5p Rye Close Holstein Friesian 199.5p, 198.5p, 197.5p (x2), 195.5p, 194.5p, 192.5p Balgreggan Mains, 199.5p Hazel Head, 197.5p Langhorn Farm, 195.5p Stone Flatts, 195.5p High Plains, 190.5p Floshes Norwegian Red 197.5p Bridge End Farm Friesian 193.5p Wavercroft,187.5p The Nook, 185.5p Holme House, 183.5p Parkgate Hall Holstein 193.5p Kirkbride House, 193.5p Kelsick House Simmental 191.5p Low Drumrae Maine Anjou 189.5p Kirtleton House Shorthorn 188.5p Rye Close Beef Shorthorn 179.5p Frankstown Farm Ayrshire 178.5p Midtodhills Fleckvieh 165.5p Stoneraise Place Lincoln Red Cattle 155.5p Conhess Farm Jersey 109.5p Hesket Demain.

CAST BULLS: 10 stock bulls were on offer. Messrs McKelvey, Burnside sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 977kg at 195.5p totalling £1910 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Armstrong, Terrace Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 959kg at 193.5p totalling £1855 to Owain Llyr. Hesket Demain Ltd sold a Limousin stock bull for 992kg at 189.5p totalling £1879 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Ramsey, Glenalmer sold an Aberdeen Angus bull for 1071kg at 169.5p totalling £1815 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Uskstar Ltd sold a British Blue stock bull for 912kg at 187.5p totalling £1710 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1910 Burnside, £1879 Hesket Demain Aberdeen Angus £1815 Glenalmer.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 195.5p Burnside, 193.5p Terrace Farm, 189.5p Hesket Demain British Blue 187.5p Oakghyll Farm.


LAMBS: On Monday 2nd May 2022 Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of 1100 prime lambs, hoggs and ewes this sale held on a bank holiday also saw he first spring singles show of lambs kindly judged by Morgan Helliwell, Rochdale who awarded the following prizes:

Continental Cross Lambs:
1st – Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg - £205
2nd – Messrs Slater, Rose Cottage- £150

3rd- Seymore Farms, Seymour House - £154

Native or Downs
1st – Seymour Farms, Seymour House - £190
2nd – Messrs Hewson, Burgh Head - £150
3rd- Messrs Roper, Rietfontain - £142

Young Handlers
1st – Joe Hewson, Burgh Head - £150

2nd- Clayton Roper, Rietfontain - £142
3rd – Henry McNay, Clappers Farm - £152

Champion – Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg - £205
Reserve Champion – Seymour Farms, Seymour House - £190

The champion lamb was the first prize continental cross from James Crichton, Egremont weighing 53kg he sold at £205 to Tony Harrison Butchers, Cockermouth. Reserve Champion was the first prize Suffolk cross lamb from Seymour Farms, it was sold at £190 to the judge. Leading price per kilo at 410ppk was Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall, Dalston who averaged £187 for their lambs. An overall averaged of 312p, £145 per head saw a very pleasing return for all vendors.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £205, £190 Loughrigg Farm, £180, £168, £164 (x3), £162 Cardew Hall, £154, £144 Seymour House, £154, £148, £146 Burgh Head Farm, £152, £140 Clappers, £150, £144, £140 Wetheral Shields, £146, £142 Bogrie Suffolk £190, £150, £140 Seymour House, £155 Bogrie, £150, £146  Burgh Head Farm, £144 (x3), £142 Clappers Farm, £144, £140 Faugh Beeches, £142 Rietfontain Hampshire £150, £140, £138 Meinfoot Charollais £150, £142, £140 Rose Cottage.

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 410p, 409.8p, 400p, 383p, 364.4p, 352.2p Cardew Hall, 387.8p , 386.8p Loughrigg Farm, 348.8p, 329.4p, 325.6p, 320p Wetheral Shields, 335.6p, 305.4p Bogrie, 327.7p, 327.3p Seymour House, 318.2p Clappers Farm, 317.4p, 314.9p Burgh Head Farm Suffolk 404.2p, 312.5p, 301.1p Seymour House, 330.2p Rietfontain, 319.1p Burgh Head Farm, 305.4p Clappers, 303.9p Bogrie, 300p Faugh Beeches Charollais 348.8p, 343.6p, 338.1p 333.3p Rose Cottage Hampshire 303.4p, 300p Meinfoot.

HOGGS: 883 hoggs sold well once again with heavy hoggs in particular selling to a greater demand.  An SQQ avaerge of 277ppk these topped at £162 (x2) for Texel hoggs from Messrs Carruthers, Grassgarth, Welton with the sale average £125.


Leading Prices per head: Texel £162 Grassgarth (x2), £158, £154, £150, £146 Mirkbooths, £158, £154, £147 Smalmstown, £158 Stanger Hill, £148 (X2), £144, £143 East Cliff Farm, £142, £141, £140 Fell End, £142 (x2) Field House Suffolk £150 Clappers Farm, £14, £127 Mirkbooths, £142 East Cliff Farm, £140 Smalmstown, £138 Low House Farm, £129 Stranger Hill, £129 Stoneraise Place, £126 Stone House, £123 White House, £123 Chapel House Beltex £140 Millholme Dutch Texel £140 Sycamore House Hill Cheviot £128 Low House Farm, £127 Smalmstown, £122 Woodhouses Farm, £120 (x2) Orton Rigg Farm Black Face £122, £121 Smalmstown Grey Face £121, £116 Smalmstown, £120 Stranger Hill, £118 Branch End Farm, £117 Low House Farm, £116 Bowscale Farm, £116 Mirkbooths Rouge £114 Chapel House, £114 Ashknowe.

Leading Prices per kilo Texel: 331.7p, 290p Ashknowe, 326.1p Mirkbooths, 321p, 313.2p, 308.1p Stone House, 316p, 282.1p Stanger Hill, 311.1p, 297.7p, 295.8p, 280.0p Fell End, 304.3p Field House, 302p, 300p (x2) Smalmstown Farm, 291.1p 4 Ehen Place, 290p Grassgarth, 284.3p Stoneraise Place, 283.1p Branch End Farm Grey Face 293.6p Smalmstown Farm Hill Cheviot 292p Smalmstown Farm, 272.7p Orton Rigg Farm Dutch Texel 290.7p Sycamore House Rouge 285p Ashknowe Beltex 280p Millholme Black Face 278.2p, 277.1p, 274.4p Smalmstown Suffolk 274.5p Stanger Hill, 273.9p Stone House, 271.8p Smalmstown Farm, 270.5p East Cliff Farm.

CAST SHEEP: Ewes sold to £220 for a great Texel ewe from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg Farm, Egremont.

Ewes:  Texel £220 Loughrigg Farm, £195, £140 Cowranside, £152 Sycamore House, £150 High House, £146 The Bog, £140 Ghyll House Farm, £140 Ashfield, £140 Rose Cottage Charolais £185 Bogrie Hampshire £170, £124 Brownrigg Hall Farm, £138, £135, £132 Meinfoot Suffolk £145 Bogrie, £130 Blinkbonny Dutch Texel £145 Ashfield Zwartbles £135 Rietfontain Greyface £132 High House, £120 White House Jacob £122 Bridge View Beltex £122 Ashknowe Swaledale £95 The Bog, £90 Midtodhills, £88, £80 East Unthank Farm, £82 (x2) Orchard House.

Rams: Charolais £175 Bridge View Texel £150 Roe Farm Leicester £140 Nether Oakshaw.

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