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Date: 23 May 2022 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 23rd May, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS – A smaller entry of only 69 prime bulls forward seeing trade starting to rise on the week. Four bulls sold into the £2000 club to a day overall top of £2474 for a 918kg Limousin from Messrs Ewing, Dumbretton Farm, Annan and purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Bell, Hill Top, Keswick sold an 827kg Limousin to £2245. Messrs Bowe, Midtown, Wigton also sold a Limousin to £2218 purchased by Ralph Pearsons and Messrs D A Harrison, Hill House, Wigton to £2048. Top overall pence per kilo of 274p was a 681kg Limousin cross from Messrs D A Harrison, Hill House purchased by Ralph Pearsons, Bradford. Charolais crosses were hitting 269.5p for a 580kg from Messrs Duff, The Laythes, Carlisle. Dairy breed bulls peaked at £1416 for a 717kg Holstein from Messrs Grierson, Musgrave Hall, Penrith and purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Wilson, South View, Penrith sold a 652kg Holstein Friesian to £1398 and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. Messrs Wilson also sold top pence per kilo of 215.5p for a Holstein Friesian. All enquiries please get in touch with our auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading prices per head: Limousin £2747 Dumbretton Farm, £2245 Hilltop Farm, £2218 Midtown Farm, £2048, £1940, £1869, £1824, £1821 Hill House, £1854 Howgillside, £1714 Bothel Parks British Blue £1607, £1542, £1508, £1357 Mirkbooths, £1419 Justicetown, £1397 Musgrave Hall Charolais £1563 Saler £1491, £1465 Colstons Holstein £1416, £1361, £1345, £1244 Musgrave Hall Dairy Shorthorn £1282 Haythwaite Lane Farm Norwegian Red £1193 Kirkbride House.

Leading prices per kilo:  Limousin 274.5p, 271.5p, 269.5p, 269.5p, 265.5p Hill House, 271.5p Hilltop Farm, 271.5p Midtown Farm, 270.5p Bothel Parks, 269.5p Dumbretton Farm, 264.5p Howgillside, 263.5p Howgillside, 263.5p Beck House Charolais 269.5p, 229.5p The Laythes Saler 234.5p, 231.5p Colstons British Blue 227.5p, 224.5p, 220.5p Mirkbooths, 221.5p Justicetown Farm Holstein Friesian 215.5p, 214.5p, 208.5p, 204.5p Southview Farm, 206.5p Old Town Farm, 194.5p Mirkbooths Dairy Shorthorn 208.5p Haythwaite Lane Farm Belted Galloway 205.5p The Laythes Norwegian Red 205.5p Kirkbride House Holstein 198.5p High Rigg, 197.5p, 195.5p, 194.5p, 187.5p Musgrave Hall.

PRIME CATTLE – A smaller entry of only 56 prime steers and heifers forward at the weekly sale, whereby like last week, best quality easily sold and plainer cattle no better. Five cattle sold over £2000 to a day’s top of £2117.56 for a British Blue cross steer from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton and purchased by Eric Hall. Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill Farm, Penrith sold a 746kg Limousin cross at £2070 which was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Bell, Hoddomtown, Lockerbie also sold a Limousin cross for £2049 weighing 736kg and purchased by Eric Hall. Messrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, Carlisle sold their best to £2042 for a 728kg Limousin cross. Top overall pence per kilo of 288.5p was paid to Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton for their British Blue cross steer. Messrs Story, Newbiggin sold a Limousin cross to 280.5p. Heifers saw a day’s top of £1924 for a 701kg Charolais cross from Messrs DA Harrison, Hill House, Wigton and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. A 690kg Limousin cross from Messrs, Wilson, Petteril Hill sold to £1914, Top pence per kilo of 284.5p was paid to Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith for a 599kg Limousin cross and purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers. Matching this price was a 561kg Limousin cross from Messrs Story, Newbiggin and purchased by John Penny, Leeds, Messrs Blake, Halfway Well sold another to 281.5p and this heifer was purchased by R & J P Mulholland Butchers Shop, Great Orton, Carlisle. Many more are required for next week’s sale. Please advise entries for next week’s sale by call or text with our auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading Prices Per Head:
Steers: British Blue
£2117 Bothel Parks Limousin £2070, £2001 Petteril Hill Farm, £2049 Hoddomtown, £2042, £1810, £1771 Newbiggin Farm, £1936, £1772 Halfway Well, £1860 Bothel Parks, £1828 Steeley Farm Belted Galloway £1020 Halls Hill.

Heifers: Charolais £1924, £1899 Hill House Farm, £1438 East Side Farm Limousin £1914 Petteril Hill Farm, £1886 Mirkbooths, £1880, £1704 Halfway Well, £1846 Hill House Farm, £1707 Newbiggin Farm, £1638 Church Farm.

Leading Prices per kilo:
British Blue 288.5p Bothel Parks Limousin 280.5p, 275.5p (x2) Newbiggin Farm, 278.5p Bothel Parks, 278.5p, 267.5p Hoddomtown, 277.5p, 266.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 277.5p Halfway Well, 255.5p Steeley Farm Belted Galloway 195.5p Halls Hill Holstein 180.5p Burnside.

Heifers: Limousin 284.5p, 281.5p Halfway Well, 284.5p, 279.5p Newbiggin Farm, 281.5p, 279.5p, 271.5p High Aketon, 279.5p Mirkbooths, 277.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 272.5p, 264.5p Hill House Farm, 270.5p Glebe Farm, 269.5p Kelbarrow, 265.5p Church Farm Charolais 274.5p, 264.5p Hill House British Blue 245.5p High Aketon.

CAST COWS A larger entry of 319 cast cows and stock bulls was on offer with trade being good throughout. Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk sold 3 outstanding cows for 693kg, 264.5ppk, £1832 and 803kg, 223.5ppk, £1792 and 705kg, 243.5ppk, £1716 all Limousin crosses bought by Owain Llyr and Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Robinson and Sons, Gelt Hall Farm sold the top priced Bazadaise cow for 809kg, 219.5ppk and £1775 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Teasdale, Halefield Farm sold the top priced British Blue cross cow for 881kg, 218.5ppk and £1772 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Bird, High Wreay Farm sold a Limousin cross cow for 778kg, 225.5ppk and £1754 to Pickstocks. Messrs Batty, Flimby Hall sold a Limousin cow for 732kg, 238ppk and £1745 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Little, The Guards sold a Limousin cow for 697kg, 244.5ppk and £1704 to Michael Helliwell. Messrs Horn, Lower Griseburn Limousin cross cow topped at 677kg, 241.5ppk and £1634 to Owain Llyr. D A Harrison, Hill House sold a Limousin cross cow for 611kg, 239.5ppk and £1463 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Story and Sons, Woodhead Farm sold a Limousin cross cow for 676kg, 239.5ppk and £1619 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Chappelhow & Morley sold a Limousin cross cow for 661kg, 235.5ppk and £1556 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Johnston & Sons, Orton Hall sold a Limousin cross cow for 764kg, 224.5ppk and £1715 to Messrs Roberts, Pentrefoelas.

A plainer show of Dairy Cast Cows was on offer. Messrs Robinson, Burtholme Farm sold a run of Holstein cross cows to top at 976kg, 188.5ppk, £1822 and 860kg, 187.5ppk, £1612 both purchased by Pickstocks. Messrs Teasdale and sons, Hallfield Farm sold the top priced Dairy Shorthorn cow for 867kg, 191.5ppk and £1660 to Messrs Roberts. Messrs Rogerson & Sons, Wardparks Farm sold the top priced Fleckvieh cross cow for 890kg, 181.5ppk, £1615 to Bowes, Harbarrow Farm. Evening Hill Farm sold a Holstein cross cow 862kg, 184.5ppk, £1590 to Pickstocks. Connell Farm sold a Swedish Red heifer for 619kg, 209.5ppk, £1296 and a Fleckvieh cow for 747kg, 198.5ppk, £1482 bought by Alan Jarvis and Les Fell.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1832, £1792, £1716 Upper Brydekirk, £1754 High Wreay Farm, £1745 Flimby Hall, £1740 Bail Hill, £1715 Cawfields, £1715 Orton Hall, £1704 The Guards, £1645 West End Farm, £1644 Aikhead, £1634 Lower Griseburn, £1621 Balgray Hill, £1619 Woodhead Farm Holstein £1822 Burtholme, £1495 Petteril Bank Farm, £1467 Broathill, £1409 Langhorn Farm, £1299 Kelsick House Farm, £1219 High House, £1214 Cobble Hall Barn, £1175 Castlesteads, £1159 Stubbyknowe, £1147 Bromfield Hall, £1132 Justicetown Farm, £1102 Broathill Bazadaise £1775 Gelt Hall Farm British Blue £1772 Halefield Farm, £1741 Glebe Farm, £1738 Aikhead, £1596 Hall Garth, £1506 Muirhouse Dairy Shorthorn £1660 Halefield Farm Fleckvieh £1615 Wardapark, £1482, £1339, £1304 East Drummodie, £1392, £1282 Askrigg Hall Holstein Friesian £1612 Burtholme Farm, £1590, £1344, £1261 Evening Hill Farm, £1561 Mirkbooths, £1556 Langhorn Farm, £1522, £1268 Trailflat Farm, £1462, £1392 Kelsick House Farm, £1455, £1273 Walby Hall, £1429 Hill Green, £1402 Croft Farm, £1321, £1274 Hill Green, £1313 Stoneybrook Farm, £1310 Bectonhall, £1275 Down Hall, £1248 Cumcatch Farm Beef Shorthorn £1591 Gelt Hall Farm Simmental £1550, £1489, £1487 Balgray Hill, £1489 Castlehill Friesian £1489 Burtholme Farm, £1488 Gelt Hall Farm, £1372 Langhorn Farm, £1286 Brackenthwaite Farm, £1186 Croft Farm Montbeliarde £1484, £1337, £1292, £1163 Kirkbride House, £1346 Swordwellrigg Farm, £1178 Mouswald Grange Aberdeen Angus £1471 Muirhouse, £1310 Cotland Farm Charolais £1441 Eastside Farm Ayrshire £1359, £1255 Burtholme Saler £1339 Kilnstown South Devon £1334 High Boonwood Swedish Red £1296 Galloway £1207, £1100 Kilnstown Danish Red £1001 High House Jersey £664 Kerricks Farm, £605 High House.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 264.5p, 243.5p, 233.5p Upper Brydekirk, 244.5p The Guards, 241.5p Lower Griseburn, 239.5p Hill House, 239.5p Woodhead Farm, 238.5p Flimby Hall, 238.5p Great Asby, 237.5p Bail Hill, 235.5p 44 Clifton Hill Gardens, 232.5p Cawfields, 227.5p Low Flow, 227.5p Aikhead, 226.5p West Cocklaw, 225.5p High Wreay Farm, 224.5p Orton Hall Charolais 229.5p Eastside Farm British Blue 223.5p Aikhead, 222.5p Muirhouse, 218.5p Halefield Farm, 217.5p Hall Garth, 214.5p Glebe Farm, 210.5p Howrigg Farm, 210.5p Whitehill Bazadaise 219.5p Gelt Hall Farm Beef Shorthorn 219.5p Gelt Hall Farm Simmental 217.5p, 215.5p, 211.5p Balgray Hill Aberdeen Angus 214.5p Muirhouse, 203.5p Cotland Farm Aberdeen Angus 214.5p Muirhouse, 203.5p Cotland Farm Swedish Red 209.5p East Drummodie South Devon 202.5p High Boonwood Fleckvieh 198.5p, 193.5p East Drummodie Saler 197.5p Kilnstown Galloway 197.5p Kilnstown Holstein Friesian 194.5p, 189.5p Walby Hall, 194.5p Bectonhall, 192.5p Trailflat Farm, 187.5p Burtholme Farm, 186.5p Croft Farm, 186.5p Low Row Scales, 186.5p Mirkbooths, 185.5p Langhorn Farm, 184.5p Evening Hill Farm, 184.5p, 183.5p Kelsick House Farm, 184.5p Meikle Killantrae, 184.5p Hill Green, 183.5p Stoneybrook Farm, 183.5p Bromfield Hall, 182.5p Down Hall Dairy Shorthorn 191.5p Halefield Farm Friesian 191.5p Burtholme Farm, 186.5p Langhorn Farm, 186.5p Croft Farm, 183.5p Brackenthwaite Farm Holstein 188.5p Burtholme Farm, 183.5p Petteril Bank Farm, 182.5p Broathill, 181.5p Kelsick House Farm Montbeliarde 186.5p Swordwellrigg Farm Ayrshire 181.5p, 180.5p Burtholme Farm Jersey 126.5p Kerricks Farm, 122.5p High House.

CAST BULLS: 11 stock bulls on offer and topped at 1323kg, 174.5ppk, £2308 for a Limousin stock bull from Messrs Ewart & Sons, Belridding Farm bought by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Harper, West House Farm sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus stock bull for 1351kg, 169.5ppk, £2289 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Bell, Mossband Hall sold the top priced Charolais stock bull for 1183kg, 174.5ppk, £2064 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £2308 Belridding Farm Aberdeen Angus £2289 West House Farm, £2159 Boghead Farm Charolais £2064 Mossband Hall Friesian £1778 Knockshiffnock Holstein Friesian £1686 Knockshiffnock.

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 197.5p Aikton House Limousin 195.5p Burnside, 191.5p Orchard House Friesian 179.5p Knockshiffnock Aberdeen Angus 171.5p Boghead Farm Holstein Friesian 164.5p Knockshiffnock.

PRIME SHEEP - A much improved show of 525 Spring lambs were forward this week with all classes meeting a keen enquiry, with best end, handy weights in particularly seeing some fantastic returns.  Nineteen pens of lambs sold from 400-439ppk with twenty-nine pens £160-£186 per head.  Leading the way at £186 was a 43 kg Beltex lamb from Messrs Hewson, Burgh Head which sold to Bowland Foods Ltd.  Charlotte Wilson, Evening Hill Farm, and Olivia Gridley, Seymour Farms, Wigton both sold 41 kgs lambs at £180 or a sale topping 439ppk selling to Yorkshire Halal and Bowland Foods respectively.  All in the lambs levelled at £143.23. 


Leading Prices Per Head: Beltex £186 Burgh Head Farm, £185, £184, £182, £178, £171 Cardew Hall, £184, £180 (x2) Seymour House £180 The Beeches £180 Evening Hill Farm, £179 The Green, £175 Springfield Farm,  £172, £170 Cardewlees Farm,  £172 Harley Croft, Texel £175, £161 Burgh Head Farm, £166, £159, £153, £150 High Boonwood £163, £154 Wavercroft, £160 The Beeches £158, £155, £153 Holly Tree Farm, £154 Woodend Farm, £153 The Hill, £153 Evening Hill Farm, £150 Fell End, Suffolk £156 Hermitage £153, £145, £141 The Guards  £153 The Green, £150, £147 Seymour Farms, £149 (x2) Holly Tree Farm, £146 Burgh Head Farm, £144 Woodend Farm,  £141 Tedcastle Farm.  

Leading Prices Per Kilo: Beltex 439p Evening Hill Farm, 439p, 428.6p, 427.9p Seymour House, 438.1p, 433.p, 423.8p, 420.5p, 412p, 404.8p Cardew Hall 437.5p Springfield Farm, 432.6p Burgh Head Farm, 428.6p The Beeches 419.5p Harley Croft, 404.8p, 402.6p Cardewlees Farm,  Texel 405.3p Woodend Farm, 377.3p High Boonwood 369.6p The Guards 367.5p, 345.7p Tedcastle Farm, 367.4p, 347.7 Holly Tree Farm, 364.3p Evening Hill Farm, 341.9p Beck Farm, 341.5p Bogrie 340.3p Low Fields Farm, Suffolk 377.8p The Green 353.3p Evening Hill Farm, 351.2p Woodend Farm, 348.1p, 345.2p The Guards.

Hoggs: A very mixed offering of hoggs forward with quality in high demand to a top of £176 for a pen of 56kg Texel hoggs from TWH Assets, Low Field Farm, Yorkshire.

Leading Prices Per head: Texel £176, £174, £166, £150, £142 Low Fields Farm £158, £148 Field House £148 Glebelands, £146, £140, £136 Halmyre Farm, £143 Branch End Farm, £142, £137 Old Silloth Farm, £138 Little Orton House, £134 Shadwick Cottage, Beltex £161, £158 Hollins Farm, £148, £137, £130 Low Fields Farm,  £136, £135 The Throp £134 Fell End, Dutch Texel £140 The Green, Blueface Leicester £130 Church Farm, Suffolk £128 Old Silloth Farm, £126 Town Head, North Country Cheviot £118 The Green, Blackface £108 Street Head.

Leading Prices Per Kilo: Beltex 335.4p, 301p, 300p Hollins Farm, 321.4p, 295.7p, The Throp 318.6p, 309.5p 308p, 300p Low Fields Farm, 291.3p Fell End, Texel 334.6p, 314.3p, 308.7p, 306.1p Low Fields Farm, 296.6p Field House 292p Halmyre Farm, 291.5p Old Silloth Farm, Dutch Texel 321.8p, 306.2p The Green, Suffolk 286.4p Town Head, North Country Cheviot 250p Orton Rigg Farm.

CAST SHEEP: A similar entry was presented with a plainer show of ewes being forward.  Topping the sale was a Texel Ram from GR Morton, Church Farm, Penrith selling to £172.  Ewes topped at £155 from Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft for Texel cross ewes.  A plainer show of mules was met with an excellent trade with many pens of lean ewes selling to £120.  Mules topped at £126 from EPM Lawson, High Boonwood, Seascale.  Hill ewes topped at £88 from G & M Foster, Coombe Cragg for a pair of swaledales.  Herdwicks sold to £98 for a pen from JR Lyall, North Scales, Carlisle.  An ever-increasing ring side of buyers are presented for ewes with strong outlets for all classes.

Ewes: Texel £155, £134, £132, £130 Wavercroft, £154, £146 The Hill £152, £144, £132, £130 Whitehead Brow £150, £134 Grapes Barn, £142, £128 High Boonwood, £136 Low Fields Farm, £130 East Farm, Mules £126 High Boonwood £124 The Throp £124, £123, £112 Whitehead Brow £119, £114 Beyond the Moss £116, £92 Halmyre Farm £116 Tedcastle Farm, £114 Church Farm, Charollais £124 Low Fields Farm, Beltex £116 The Throp £110, £108 Westfield House Farm, £100 Low Fields, Ryeland £102 Church Farm, £88 Coombe Crag £74 Hill Side, Herdwick £98 North Scales, Goat £82 Woodend Farm, North Country Cheviot £80 (x2) Cleuchfoot Farm.

Ram: Blue Texel £172, £102 Church Farm, Beltex £160 East Farm, Texel £154 Little Orton House £136 The Throp.

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