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Date: 09 May 2022 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 9th May, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.


A much smaller show of 48 prime bulls forward seeing trade slip 10-15 pence on the week, despite this, five of the biggest still easily broke into the £2000 club to a day’s top of £2279.28 for an 865kg Limousin from Messrs Graham, Orchard House, Hawick, this was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith sold 840kgs to £2163 purchased by Les Fell.  Blondes to £2180 for an 834kgs from Messrs Mitchell, Grassknop Farm, Penrith and Charolais to £2105.21 from Messrs Goldie, Greenfield, Annan for 879kgs that was purchased by A & D Meats.  Top overall pence per kilo at 273.50p was paid to Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields, Lockerbie for 675kg Limousin purchased by Bowland Foods,

Dairy bred bulls saw a day’s top of £1305 for a 600kg Fleckvieh from Messrs Mitchinson, Beck House, Carlisle.  Holstein Friesian topped at £1244.88 for 624kg from Messrs Hewitt, Cardewlees Farm, Carlisle, top pence per kilo at 219.5p was paid out to Seymour Farms, Wigton with their 558kg Montbeliarde

All enquiries please get in touch with our auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading prices per head: Limousin £2279 Orchard Farm, £2163 Townfoot £2013 £1928 West Farm, £1846 Sarkshields Farm, £1796 £1538 Mirkbooths £1792 Nunwick Hall £1700 Lodge Farm, £1619 Beck House, Blonde £2180 £1681 Grassknop Farm, Charolais £2105 Greenfield £1495 £1483 Enzieholm £1446 The Laythes, British Blue £1741 £1615 Daltonhook £1592 Blackwell Farm, £1514 (x2) Mirkbooths, Fleckvieh £1305 Beck House, Holstein Friesian £1244 Cardewlees Farm, £1048 £1025 £1000 Elephant Farm, £1047 Grassknop Farm, Montbelairde £1224 Seymour House, Friesian £1180 Croft House, Hereford £1020 Mirkbooths, Brown Swiss £1045 Cardewlees Farm.

Leading prices per kilo:  Limousin 273.5p Sarkshields Farm, 269.5p West Farm, 264.5p Lodge Farm, 263.5p Orchard Farm, 259.5p Beck House 257.5p Townfoot £243.5p Nunwick Hall, Blonde 261.5p 255.5p Grassknop Farm, Charolais 245.5p The Laythes 239.5p Greenfield 235.5p Enzieholm, British Blue 233.5p Seymour House 231.5p 230.5p Mirkbooths, Montbelairde 219.5p Seymour House, Fleckvieh 217.5p Beck House, Friesian 207.5p Croft House, Holstein Friesian 199.5p Cardewlees Farm, 190.5p Grassknop 190.5p 188.5p (x3) Elephant Farm, Hereford 184.5p Mirkbooths, Brown Swiss 183.5p Cardewlees Farm.

PRIME CATTLE Yet another fantastic entry of 84 prime steers and heifers forward at Borderway weekly sale whereby all classes would align alongside last week’s easing trade throughout the country.  Despite this five  cattle sold to over £2000 to a days top of £2082.28 for a 745kg Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill, Carlisle purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith sold a 715kg Limousin cross to £1984.13, top British Blue cross came from Messrs Mitchell, Mirkbooths, Carlisle selling 683kg to £1861.18 and purchased by Eric Hall.  Top overall pence per kilo of 303.5p was achieved twice and on both occasions by Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton for a 590kg and a 561 kg Limousin cross purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston and Steven Wilsons Butchers Shop, Corby Hill, Carlisle.

Messrs Airey, The Close, Carlisle also sold one to 300ppk and again was purchased by Bowland Foods,

Steers peaked at £2058.12 for a 739kg Limousin cross from Messrs Bell, Hoddomtown, Lockerbie purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Messrs Blake, Halfway Well sold a further two at 733kgs and 860 kgs for £2029.13 and £2016.70 purchased by Mr Eric Hall.  Messrs Hewetson, Lords Close, Maryport sold a 737kg to £2000.96.  Top pence per kilo of 279.5p was paid to Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton for a 690kg Limousin cross purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Please advise entries for next weeks sale by call or text to Grant Anderson 07822129274.

Leading Prices Per Head:
Heifers: Limousin
£2082 Hosket Hill Farm, £1984 £1890 Halfway Well £1871 £1745 Newbiggin Farm, £1860 £1673 Miller Hill £1790 Greenhill Farm, £1731 £1729 Townfoot £1719 £1697 £1629 High Plasket Lands Farm, £1702 Greenhill Farm, £1681 Lords Close, British Blue £1861 Mirkbooths, Charolais £1605 £1596 Mackies Mill Farm £1571 Hosket Hill Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1450 Whitehall Farm.  

Steers: Limousin £2058 £1914 Hoddomtown £2029 £2016 Halfway Well £2000 Lords Close £1980 £1928 Bothel Parks £1945 £1825 Newbiggin Farm, £1929 £1855 £1840 £1804 The Lake, £1829 Miller Hill £1827 Steeley Farm, Charolais £1908 Hosket Hill Farm, £1696 Nunwick Hall, British Blue £1877 The Lake £1809 Lords Close, Simmental £1841 West Cluden.

Leading Prices per kilo:
Heifers: Limousin
303.5p (x2) Greenhill Farm, 299.5p 295.5p 284.5p 279.5p The Close 291.5p High Plasket Lands, 283.5p 277.5p Newbiggin Farm, 281.5p 278.5p Townfoot 279.5p Hosket Hill Farm, 277.5p West End Farm, 277.5p Halfway Well, 273.5p Miller Hill, British Blue 272.5p Mirkbooths, Charolais 249.5p 241.5p Mackies Mill Farm, Aberdeen Angus 221.5p Whitehall Farm.  

Steers: Limousin 279.5p 275.5p Bothel Parks 278.5p 268.5p Hoddomtown, 277.5p Newbiggin Farm, 274.5p 273.5p 272.5p 266.5p The Lake 273.5p Miller Hill 271.5p Lords Close, British Blue 267.5p The Lake 254.5p Lords Close, Charolais 249.5p Hosket Hill Farm, Holstein Friesian 198.5p 194.5p The Close.


Once again, a great show of 325 cast cows and stock bulls was on offer to an increased ringside of buyers which ensured all classes were in great demand. 166 beef cows and stock bulls sold to average 190.5p and 60 sold for 200p and above. JTC Excavations sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 839kg, 271.5p, £2277 bought by Owain, Llyr, Tyn Y Wern. Messrs Timm, West Farm, Pickering sold the top priced Charolais cow for 1017kg, 219.5ppk, £2237 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Comrie, Stonebyres Mains, Lanark sold a British Blue cow for 893kg, 239.5pppk, £2138 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Chappelhow and Morley, 44 Clifton Hill Gardens sold a British blue cow for 878kg, 239.5p and £2102 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Bell, Hallbankgate Farm run of Charolais cows topped at 845kg, 234.5pppk, £1981 and 863kg, 214.5ppk, £1851 and 686kg, 231.5ppk, £1588 bought by Owain Llyr and Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Graham, Cumdivock Farm sold the top price Limousin cow for 898kgs, 208.5ppk, £1872 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields sold the top priced pure Limousin cow 825kg, 223.5ppk, £1843 to Pickstocks. Messrs Hutchinson, Hollin Close sold a British Blue cross heifer for 259.5p to Andrew Graham. Messrs Ridley, Woodhall’s run of cows topped at 685kg, 237.5ppk, £1626 and 675kg, 233.5ppk, £1576 bought by Owain Llyr and Jewitts. Smith and Shepherd, Glebelands sold a Limousin cow for 602kg, 233.5ppk, £1405 to Owain Llyr. Mr Andrew Ewing sold a blue cow for 673kg, 229.5ppk, £1544 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

A plainer show of dairy cast cows on offer however trade was good throughout. Messrs Teasdale & Sons, Halefield Farm sold top priced Dairy Shorthorn cow for 808kg, 199.5ppk, £1611 to Messrs Roberts. Messrs Little, Kirkbride house sold the top priced Holstein cow for 855kg, 183.5ppk, £1568, The top priced Montbeliarde cross cow from the same home sold for 755kg, 191.5ppk, £1445 both bought by Messrs Fell. Messrs Teasdale & sons, Harefield sold the top priced Friesian cross cow for 779kg, 189.5ppk, £1476 to Sean McGimpsey. Seymour Farms sold the top priced Fleckvieh cross cow for 788kg, 182.5p, £1438 to Messrs Roberts. Messrs Jones, Nethertown Farm sold the top priced Ayrshire cow for 785kg, 179.5p, £1409 to Messrs Fell.

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £2277 Making Place Bungalow, £2138 Stonebyers Mains, £2102 44 Clifton Hill Gardens, £1693 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £1684 Hollin Close, £1648 Balgray Hill, £1544 Dumbretton Farm Charolais £2232 West Farm, £1981, £1851, £1797, £1697, £1588 Hallbankgate Farm, £1620 Greenfield Limousin £1872, £1594 Cumdivock Farm, £1843 Sarkshields Fram, £1761 Crookholm Farm, £1730 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £1675 Whiteside Farm, £1666, £1630 Crowhall Farm, £1664 Glebelands, £1635 Dumbretton Farm, £1626, £1609, £1576, £1562 Wood Hall, £1590 Townfoot, £1561 Wyse Hill Farm Aberdeen Angus £1750 West Farm, £1636 Wyse Hill Farm Blonde £1684 Stonebyres Mains Simmental £1679 Millrigg, £1595 Wardpark, £1400 Warkshaugh Hosltien £1568 Kirkbride House, £1381 Low Wood, £1372, £1320 Castlesteads Dairy Shorthorn £1611 Halefield Farm Holstien Friesian £1507, £1398 Mirkbooths, £1501 Creca Hall, £1450 High Plains, £1432 Red Hall, £1432 Brisco Hill, £1414 Whitrigg Grange, £1398 Kirtlebank Farm, £1346 Burnside, £1339 Bleaberry Rigg, £1315 Buckabank Farm, £1269 Stoneybrook Farm, £1258 Rosemount, £1231 Thackwood Farm, £1271 Wood Farm, £1216 Smalmstown Friesian £1476, £1316 Halefield Farm, £1350 High House, £1323 Aulby Farm, £1290, £1218 North Doddington, £1220 Mounsey Bank, £1209 Cumdivock House Montbeliarde £1445 Kirkbride House, £1436 Rosemount, £1238 Swordwellrigg Farm Fleckviech £1438 Seymour House Ayrshire £1409, £1365 Nethertown Farm Hereford £1361 Dalecroft, £1338 Parton Farm, £1309 Red Hall Swedish Red & White £1339 North Doddington, £1244 Mirkbooths, £1216 Low Wood Beef Shorthorn £1308 Farlam Hill Farm Brown Swis £1247 Kirtlebank Farm Saler £1238 Bank Top Galloway £1126 Balgray Hill.

Leading Prices per Kilo:  British Blue 271.5p Making Place Bungalow, 259.5p Hollin Close, 239.5p 44 Clifton Hill Gardens, 239.5p Stonebyres Mains, 229.5p Drumbretton Farm, 225.5p Thirlwall Castle Farm, 217.5p Wood Hall, 215.5p 8 Abbots Close Limousin 237.5p, 233.5p, 219.5p Wood Hall, 233.5p, 218.5p Glebelands, 233.5p Sarksheilds Farm, 222.5p Crowhall Farm, 221.5p, 215.5p Townfoot, 220.5p Wardpark, 217.5p Wood Hall, 215.5p Drumbretton Farm, 213.5p Whiteside Farm, 213.5p Cumdivock Farm, 212.5p Manor Farm,211.5p Niven Hill Charolais 234.5p, 231.5p, 214.5p, 208.5p, 205.5p, 204.5p Hallbankgate Farm, 225.5p Aird Of Balcary, 219.5p West Farm, 203.5p Redhouse Farm, 201.5p Greenfield Holstein Friesian 210.5p, 186.5p Mirkbooths, 205.5p, 184.5p, 183.5p Smalmstown, 198.5p Rosemount, 197.5p Gerrard House Farm, 192.5p, 188.5p Mainhill Farm, 191.5p, 188.5p Kirtlebank Farm, 189.5p Trailflatt Farm, 188.5p Stoneybrook Farm, 186.5p Brisco Hill,  183.5p Stoneybrook Farm, 183.5p Bleaberry Rigg Hereford 215.5p Dalecroft, 215.5p Parton Farm, 195.5p Haythwaite Lane Farm Aberdeen Angus 215.5p, 213.5p Whitehall Farm, 197.5p Westhills Farm, 195.5p, 193.5p Wyse Hill Farm, 191.5p Well Head Farm Montbeliarde 211.5p Rosemount, 191.5p Kirkbride House Blonde 201.5p Stonebyres Mains Simmental 199.5p Millrigg, 191.5p Mackies Mill Farm Dairy Shorthorn 199.5p Halefield Farm Friesian 194.5p, 189.5p (x2), 181.5p North Doddington, 192.5p Mounsey Bank, 189.5p, 187.5p Halefield Farm, 188.5p Aulby Farms, 186.5p High House, 183.5p Oulton House, 182.5p Cumdivock House Fleckvieh 193.5p Wardpark Swedish Red and White 193.5p, 184.5p North Doddington, 182.5p Mirkbooths Ayrshire 191.5p Nethertown Farm Beef Shorthorn 187.5p Farlam Hill Farm Holstein 183.5p Kkirkbride House Galloway 176.5p Balgray Hill.

CAST BULLS: 12 stock bulls of offer, Messrs Neill & Partners, Upper Nisbet Farm sold an outstanding Limousin bull for 1118kg, 199.5ppk, £2230 to Owen Llyr. Hartside Farms, Lamington sold the top price British Blue stock bull for 1115kg, 194.5ppk, £2168 to Owen Llyr. Messrs Palmer, Longrigg Thorn sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus bull for 1176kg, 176.5p, £2075 to Owen Llyr.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £2230 Upper Nisbet Farm, £1845 Croft House, £1684 West Whitrigg Aberdeen Angus £2075 Longrigg Thorn British Blue £2168 Hartside Farms Friesian £1772 Thornington Farm Charolais £1719 Chapel Farm Holstein Friesian £1629 Aulby Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 199.5p Upper Nisbet Farm, 192.5p West Whitrigg, 185.5p Croft House British Blue 194.5p Hartside Charolais 187.5p Chapel Farm Aberdeen Angus 176.5p Longrigg Thorn Friesian 165.5p Thornington Farm

PRIME SHEEP A smaller show overall which left purchasers short of requirements, this resulted in an exceptional trade for all classes.  Spring lambs more than doubled in numbers on the week with the trade going upwards seeing some exceptional returns.  11 pens sold over 400ppk with over 20 pens over £160 per head.  Lambs levelled at £143.24 to a top of £180 for a fabulous lamb from Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall, Dalston which sold to Steven Wilsons, Butchers, Corby Hill.  Messrs Musgrave also sold 39 kgs lambs to £175 or 448.7p which sold to Bowland Foods Ltd.

Hoggs more than halved in numbers and were a fabulous trade throughout to average £129 a head to a top of £178 for Beltex hoggs from Messrs McCune, Farewell Grange, Wigton


Leading Prices per head: Texel £180, £175, £170, £167 Cardew Hall, £179 (x2), £164 Harley Croft, £176 Beck Farm, £170 The Hill, £167, £166 (x2), £165, £164 Cardewlees Farm, £166 The Hill, £163 Flimby Hall Farm Suffolk £154 Burnside, £148 Beck Farm, £143 Cardewlees Farm Charollais £146 Bogrie.

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 448.7p, 425p, 417.5p, 400p, 383p Cardew Hall, 419p Beck Farm, 411.5p, 402.2p, 400p (x2) Harley Croft, 404.8p, 396.2p,383.7p Cardewlees Farm, 400p Whitehead Brow, 368.4p, 381.6p The Hill Suffolk 344.2p Beck Farm, 332.6p Cardewlees Farm, 325.3p Whitehead Brow, 325p Gill Farm.

HOGGS: Leading Prices per head: Beltex £178, £158, £144 Farewell Garnge, £142 Hollands Texel £168, £157, £156, £140 Mirkbooths, £165 Cumbrae, £164 Hollands, £162 Leafield Farm, £157, £146 The Lake, £152 (x2) Old Silloth Farm, £150 Saughtreegate, £149 Woodhousehill, £146 Whitehead Brow, £140 Kirtleton House, £140 Park House Suffolk £152 Outer Woodhead, £146 Gill Farm, £145 Calfpark Dutch Texel £150 (x2) Low Houses Greyface £127 Mirkbooths, £125 Old Sillloth Farm, £122 Cold Shields, £120 Hollands.

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 347.6p, 294p Whitehead Brow, 342.5p, 306.8p  Woodhousehill, 323.5p Cumbrae, 321.6p Hollands, 320p Old Silloth Farm, 218.6p, 299p, 296.1p, 292p The Lake, 317.9p Outer Woodhead, 311p, 302.7p, 291.7p Mirkbooths, 304.4p Park House Beltex 331p, 308p, 302.1p Hollands, 329.5p, 306.5p Farewell Grange Dutch Texel 294.1p, 291.1p Low Houses Suffolk 271.4p Outer Woodhead, 269p Calfpark Greyface 257.7p Old Silloth Farm, 248.3p Branch End Farm, 247.4p Hollands, 244p Cold Shields Hereford 251.2p Bowscales Farm.

CAST SHEEP: Cast sheep trade was stunning with Texel tups from Messrs Smith, Roachburn leading the way at £195. Grant and Gemma Anderson, Mesona led the ewes at £190 with ewes averaging £129.46 for the lowland breeds.

Ewes:  Texel £190 Mesona £188 £156 The Hill £182 Outer Woodhead £178 Little Orton House, £166 Bogrie £162 Greenfield, £158 Whitehead Brow, £152 Walby Grange £146 £144 The Lake, £140 Old Silloth Farm, Dutch Texel £152 £128 Low Houses, Charolais £150 Woodhead £128 Bogrie, Zwartbles £146 £132 £126 Wolsty Hall, Beltex £138 Low Houses £134 £130 Farewell Grange, Berrichon £135 Gelt Hall Farm.

Rams: Texel £195 Roachburn Farm, £175 Old Silloth Farm, Leicester £146 Haining House Farm.

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