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Date: 30 May 2022 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 30th May, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS – A smaller show of 56 Prime bulls forward which was quieter on the week.  Trade was once again sharper with four bulls exceeding £2000 to a day’s overall top of £2375 for an 804kg Limousin from Messrs Norman, Little Orton, Carlisle.  Messrs Hutton, Setmabanning, Keswick sold 823kg Limousin to £2316.75.  Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House, Lockerbie sold best priced Simmental to £1825.20 for 720kg.  Top overall pence per kilo of 295p and 281.5p was paid to Little Orton Farm, for their Pure bred Limousins.  Dairy bred bulls peaked at £1417 for a Holstein Friesian weighing 683kg and finally top pence per kilo of 207.5p was achieved twice, firstly for the aforementioned Holstein Friesian from Messrs Mitchell, Mirkbooths and secondly for Messrs White, Steel Hall, Hexham.  Trade is expected to be good again for next Monday’s sale please advise entries.

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

Leading prices per head: Limousin £2375 £2294 Little Orton Farm, £2316 Setmabanning Farm, £2121 Rosgill Head, Simmental £1825 £1576 £1573 Kirtleton House, £1571 Springfield Farm, £1532 £1515 Wydon Farm, Charolais £1764 £1686 £1681 Mackies Mill Farm, £1624 £1583 Wydon Farm, British Blue £1533 (x2) Randalinton Farm, £1528 Cote House Farm, £1501 Steel Hall, Aberdeen Angus £1485 £1363 Cote House Farm, Luing £1472 £1350 Setmabanning Farm, Holstein Friesian £1417 Mirkbooths £1364 £1301 £1259 South Lambhill £1352 Blencogo House £1352 Randalinton Farm, Friesian £1259 Steel Hall, White Bred Shorthorn £1271 The Bloch, White Galloway £1180 Springfield Farm.  

Leading prices per kilo:  Limousin 295.5p 281.5p Little Orton Farm, 281p Setmabanning Farm, 267.5p Rosgill Head, Simmental 253.5p 234.5p Kirtleton House 240.5p 236.5p 232.5p 231.5p Wydon Farm, Charolais 243.5p 235.5p Wydon Farm, 240.5p 238.5p 231.5p Mackies Mill Farm, British Blue 235.5p 231.5p Cote House Farm, 233.5p Beck House 232.5p Steel Hall, 230.5p Beck House, Luing 220.5p 216.5p Setmabanning Farm, Aberdeen Angus 218.5p (x2) Cote House Farm, Whitebred Shorthorn 209.5p The Bloch, White Galloway 207.5p Springfield Farm, Friesian 207.5p Steel Hall, Holstein Friesian 207.5p Mirkbooths, 206.5p Randalinton Farm, 199.5 Blencogo Farm.

PRIME CATTLE – A smaller entry of 62 Prime steers and heifers forward seeing an outstanding trade for all classes forward.  Topping the trade overall was a 778kg Limousin cross steer from Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill, Carlisle peaking at £2166.73 and purchased by Mr Eric Hall.  Messrs Cape, Kirkland Guard, Wigton sold 798kgs to £2102.73 again to Eric Hall.  British Blues peaked at £2053.10 from Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle for 759kgs.  Top pence per kilo steer was 294.0p from Messrs Sisson, Fenton Farm, Brampton.  Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle achieved 293.5p for 687kgs both purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.

Heifers sold to a top of £2078.44 for a 728kg British Blue Cross from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  713kg Charolais from Messrs Beaty, Langhorn, Egremont to £1992.84 and 679kg Limousins to £1931.76 from Messrs Brough, Old Rectory, Carlisle.  Top overall pence per kilo of £3.00 came from Messrs Pearson, High Plasketlands, Maryport for a 636kg British Blue cross and was purchased by Steven Wilson, Butchers Shop, Corby Hill, Carlisle.  A further two achieved 297.5p, one was a 598kg Limousin cross again from Plasket Lands Farm and secondly for a 595kg Limousin from Messrs Brough, Old Rectory purchased by Ralph Pearson and A & D Meats.  Next Monday Jubilee Primestock Show for Bullocks, Heifers and bulls commencing at 9.30 am.  Please advise entries by calling or text with our auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading Prices Per Head:

Steers: Limousin £2166 £1950 Petteril Hill Farm, £2102 £2019 £1922 Kirkland Guards £2102 £2046 Hoddomtown  £2087 £2016 £2001 £1968 £1893 The Lake, £1930 Bothel Parks, £1919 Lords Close, £1860 Newbiggin Farm, British Blue £2053 Newbiggin Farm, £1848 Bothel Parks  £1719 £1664 Little Broomhills Farm, Charolais £1724 Fenton Farm, Holstein £1594 South Lambhill.  

Heifers: British Blue £2078 Upper Brydekirk £1904 High Plasket Lands Farm, £1695 Old Town Farm, Charolais £1992 Langhorn Farm, £1414 Hallbankgate, Limousin £1931 £1777 £1770 Old Rectory, £1779 £1752 £1699 High Plasket lands, Farm, £1707 Halfway Well £1655 £1637 £1606 Newbiggin Farm, Simmental £1785 Upper Brydekirk.  

Leading Prices per kilo:
Heifers:  British Blue
299.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 285.5p Upper Brydekirk 247.5p Brow Top Farm, Limousin 297.5p 292.5p 279.5p High Plasket Lands Farms, 297.5p 284.5p 279.5p Rectory Farm, 267.5p 265.5p Newbiggin Farm, 265.5p Halfway Well, Charolais 279.5p Langhorn Farm.

Steers: Limousin 294.5p 285.5p Fenton Farm, 293.5p 287.5p 286.5p 274.5p The Lake 289.5p Lords Close 288.5p 278.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 283.5p 278.5p Hoddomtown 283.5p (x2) Bothel Parks 279.5p Kirkland Guards, 278.5p Newbiggin Farm, British Blue 280.5p Bothel Parks 270.5p Newbiggin Farm, Charolais 249.5p Fenton Farm, Holstein 199.5p Lambhill.

CAST COWS Once again a great entry of 279 Cast cows and stock bulls was on offer with a terrific trade for all classes.

Messrs Oxley & Co, Barholm Mains sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 969kg, 257.5p £2495 to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Mr Neil Forrester, Down By Rigg also an outstanding British Blue cow for 858kg 255.5p £2192 again purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Jefferson, Aspatria Hall run of cows topped at 832kg 248.5p, £2067 for a Limousin x bought by Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm, sold the top priced Limousin cow for 906kg 225.5p £2043 to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Dixon & Chappelhow, West Field House sold a Limousin cow for 789kg, 219.5 £1731 to Messrs Roberts.  Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hall, sold the top priced Simmental cow for 811kg, 203.5 £1650 to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Hewson, Burgh Head sold the top priced Hereford cow for 794kg 206.5 £1639 to Michael Helliwell.  Messrs Watson, Cunningarth sold a young Limousin cow for 643kg, 249.5 £1604 to Sean McGimpsey.  Messrs Long, Keyla Park sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow for 883kg 179.5 £1584 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

A mixed show of Dairy cast cows was on offer with trade being sharper than last weeks flying trade.  Messrs Davidson, Muirhouse sold the top priced Holstein x cow for 935kg, 179.5p £1678 to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Bromfield Farms Holstein x cows topped at 866kg 183.5p £1589 bought by Pickstocks.  Messrs Rudd & Sons, Grassing Farm, Holstein x cows topped at 846kg 184.5 £1560 to Les Fell.

Messrs Wadsworth & Son, Big Balcraig Farm, run of Holstein x cows topped at 854kg, 176.5 £1507 to Les Fell.  Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold a Holstein x cow for 813kg, 184.5p £1499 also to Les Fell.

Messrs Rome, Fauldie sold Friesian heifers for 222.5p bought by Jewitts.  Messrs Maxwell, North Doddington Wooler run of cows topped at 213.5p, 208.5p 204.5p 199.5p all for Swedish Red heifers bought by Capper Farming, Les Fell and Alan Jarvies x 2.  Messrs Paul & Son, Greigsland sold a Holstein heifer for 199.5p to Capper Farming.  Blencogo House Farms Holstein x heifers for 199.5p to Les Fell.

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £2495 Barholm Mains, £2192 Down by Rigg £1639 Fitz farm £1588 £1462 Whiteside Farm, £1493 Cunningarth, £1424 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, Limousin £2067 £1599 Aspatria Hall £2043 Little Orton Farm, £1731 Westfield House Farm, £1610 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage £1604 Cunningarth, £1596 Bothel Park Farm, £1585 Cunningarth £1566 Grange Grassing £1506 Lower Griseburn, Holstein £1678 Muirhouse £1499 Mirkbooths £1447 Aspatria Hall £1400 Grassings Farm £1400 £1301 Greigsland, Simmental £1650 Balgray hill £1391 Town End Farm, £1385 £1368 East Bowhill Farm, £1384 Muirhouse  £1382 Staingills, Hereford £1639 £1624 Burgh Head Farm £1488 Fell End, Holstein Friesian £1589 £1401 Bromfield Hall £1560 Grassing Farm, £1507 Big Balcraig, £1423 £1329 Randalinton Farm, £1418 Newton Field £1370 Fir tree Farm, £1366 Moorthwaite Farm, £1357 Tempest Tower, £1357 £1347 £1297 park House farm, £1324 langfauld £1290 Grassings £1283 Thackwood Farms, Aberdeen Angus £1584 Keyla Park £1522 (x2) £1498 £1453 £1437 £1421 Druidhall £1459 Barwhanny Farm, £1415 Riddings Hill, Beef Shorthorn £1532 £1455 Frankstown Farm, £1526 £1511 Coxhill Farm, Charolais £1528 Enzieholm £1513 Frankstown Farm, £1417 Fitz Farm, Blonde £1468 Oulton Hall, Friesian £1410 £1205 Fauldie £1322 Hillhead, £1304 Lingstubbs Farm, £1253 Fir Tree Farm, £1161 Croft House, £1158 Woodhousehill £1136 Langfauld, £1123 £1104 North Doddington, Stabiliser £1343 £1185 The Swaites, Fleckvieh £1326 Seymour House, Montbelairde £1296 Seymour House £1144 North Doddington, South Devon £1266 Wydon Eals farm, Irish Moil £1253 Coxhill Farm Lincoln Red £1171 Conhess Farm, Danish Red £1111 Gillespie, Blue Grey £1065 The Laythes, Galloway £906 Holme Head.

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 257.5p Barholm Mains, 255.5p Down by Rigg 228.5p Whiteside Farm, 227.5p Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, Limousin 249.5p 229.5p Cunningarth 248.5p Aspatria Hall 241.5p Barwhanny Farm, 237.5p Horsleyhill Farm Cottage 237.5p Lower Griseburn 235.5p Pinegrove, 233.5p Wydon Eals Farm, 225.5p Bothel Park Farm, 225.5p Little Orton Farm, 223.5p Dumbretton Farm, 222.5p Lower Griseburn 222.5p Denton Mains 222.5p Balgray Hill 219.5p Westfield House Farm, 216.5p Aspatria Hall, Aberdeen Angus 235.5p Barwhanny Farm, 231.5p 218.5p 213.5p 211.5p 207.5p 200.5p Druidhall, 213.5p Riddings Hill,Charolais 233.5p Frankstown Farm, Friesian 222.5p Fauldie 192.5p Fir Tree Farm, 189.5p 182.5p North Doddington 186.5p Croft House 184.5p Lingstubbs Farm, Irish Moil 213.5p Coxhill Farm, Swedish Red & White 213.5p 208.5p 204.5p North Doddington, Hereford 206.5p Burgh Head Farm, 204.5p Fell End, Simmental 205.5p East Bowhill Farm, 205.5p Town End Farm, 203.5p Balgray Hill, Lincoln Red 204.5p Conhess Farm, Stabiliser 204.5p The Swaites, Blonde 202.5p Oulton Hall, Beef Shorthorn 201.5p 194.5p Coxhill Farm, 197.5p 193.5p Frankstown Farm, Holstein 199.5p 194.5p Greiglands 194.5p Aspatria Hall, South Devon 199.5p Wydon Eals Farm, Holstein Friesian 199.5p Blencogo House 196.5p 193.5p Buckabank Farm, 192.5p Randalinton Farm, 190.5p Dolphenby Farms, Blue Grey 196.5p The Laythes, Galloway 169.5p Holme Head.

CAST BULLS: Eleven Stock bulls were on offer which topped at 1215kg, 173.5p £2108 for an Angus bull from Messrs Blamire, Park House Farms bought by Charles Kirkpatrick.  Low Drumrae Farming Co sold the top priced Simmental stock bull for 1071kg, 185.5p £1986 to Pickstocks.  Maxwell Farming Co sold an Aberdeen Angus stock bull for 1133kg 168.5p £1909 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Jackson & Son, Lingstubbs Farm sold the top priced Friesian Stock bull for 1104kg 165.5p £1227 to Pickstocks.

Leading Prices per Head: Aberdeen Angus £2108 Park House £1909 Druidhall, Simmental £1986 Low Drumrae, Friesian £1827 Lingstubbs Farm, Montbelairde £1740 Gillespie, Charolais £1645 The Laythes, Limousin £1528 Piperdean Rigg.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Simmental 185.5p Low Drumrae, Limousin 176.5p Moor Park Farm, Aberdeen Angus 173.5p Park House, Montbelaride 172.5p Gillespie, Friesian 165.5p Lingstubbs Farm. 

PRIME SHEEP – Prime Lambs numbers again rose on the week with more first draws coming forward along with several new vendors impressed with prices obtained so far this season.  An overall average of £147.75 per head was achieved which is a rise of over £4.52 per head on the week.  The 40kg first cross mule lambs would see the largest rise on the week with weight flying too.  Leading the trade at £188 for heavy Texel lambs from Messrs Hetherington, Blue Dial, Maryport selling to Paisleys Butchers, Wigton.  Messrs Hetherington sold lambs to average £172.80.  Top per kilo was 444.4p (40.5kg £180) from Messrs Fell, Harley Croft, Wigton to Vivers, Scotlamb.  Messrs Fell sold 21 lambs to weigh 41.12kg, 422.81 ppk and £173.86 per head.

23 lots sold in excess of £170 with 50 over £160 with 72 over £150.  Suffolk lambs sold to £171 from Messrs Oliver, Whitehouse, Matfen, followed by new vendor Messrs White, Steel Hill, Hexham at £170 with two heavy lambs from Jake Lundy, Annan matching this price.

Leading Prices Per Head: Texel £188 £180 (x2) £169 (x2) £168 Blue Dial Farm, £178 £177 Hermitage £176 Mirkbooths, £175 The Hill £174 The Stackyard, £174 £171 £167(x2) Boggle Hall, £172 Tedcastle Farm, £171 High Boonwood, £170 £169 Old Rectory, Beltex £181 £180 175 £172 £160 Harley Croft £181 £175 £167 £152 Lakeland View, £153 Beck Farm, Suffolk £171 £146 Whitehouse Farm, £170 £161 Steel Hall £170 £148 £146 Mid Upper Priestside £166 (x2) £148 £146.50 Jackson Rigg, £160 £147 Calfpark, £150 £147.50 (x2) £147 Rottington Hall, £150 £148 Whitehouse Farm, £145 Low House, Zwartbles £145 Woodhouse, £140 Evistones Farm, Charollais £139 Low House Farm.

Leading Prices Per Kilo: Beltex 444.4p 441.5p 426.8p 424.7p 372.1p Harley Croft 406.7p 397.7p 384.8p 375.3p Lakeland View, 364.3p Beck Farm, Texel 442.5p 422.2p 385.7p, 363.3p Hermitage 440p Mirkbooths, 397.6p Rottington Hall 397.6p 391p 369.8p The Stackyard, 385.7p The Hill, 384.1p Old Rectory Farm, 379.5p Milton Mains, 378.8p The Hill 372.1p 360.5p Beck Farm, 361.5p Blue Dial Farm, 360.5p 356.6p Brocklerigg  360.5p Milton Mains, 358p Low House Farm, 356.6p, Suffolk 348.1p Steel Hall 347.1p 345.9p 342.9p Rottington Hall 345.2p Low House, 342.5p Milton Mains 340.5p Calfpark, Zwartbles 267.3p Evistones Farm, 265.1p Rietfontain.

CAST SHEEP: On Monday 30th May Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly sale of cast sheep at Borderway.  A small entry was presented which saw a simply outstanding trade. An average of £134.47 was achieved with many sheep leaps ahead of other centres. Topping the sale was a Texel cross ewe from Messrs Mallinson, The Hill selling to £186. Mules topped at £128 from Messrs Lowery, Stone Hill.  Hill sheep topped at £102 from GR Adkin & Son, Thornhill.  Rams topped at £178 for a Texel ram from the same home. Reminder next Monday is our Jubilee show and sale where there will be classes for Lowland and Hill ewes.

Ewes:  Texel £186, £176, The Hill, £174, £168, £152, £148, £136, £124 Glebelands, £150 Croft Farm, £150, Westfield Cottage, £146, Stone Hall, £138, £130, £130, Milton Mains, £130, Branch End, £120 Dollar Farm, Suffolk £158, £146¸ Longwood, Dorset, £124, Stone Hall, Grey Face, £128, Stone Hall, £127, Ashly Grove, £119, Branch End, Swaledale, £102, Dollard Farm.

Rams: Texel, £178, £146 Dollard Farm, £160, Westfield Cottage.

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