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Date: 07 June 2022 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 6th June 2022 Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS – A good entry of 76 Prime bulls forward seeing a very buoyant trade especially for the plainest cattle.  Top overall bull came from Messrs Scott, Dalton Hook, Lockerbie selling their Limousin weighing 1038kg achieving £2486.01 to Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith sold second best at £2362 for 883kg.  Top overall pence per kilo of 289.5p was paid to Messrs Rome, Niven Hill, Gretna and purchased by Fraser Butchers, Stranraer.

Black and white bulls sold to the best trade of the day with a day’s top of £1625 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Murray & Son, Conheath, Dumfries who’s run of 9 Holsteins averaged 724kg, £1522.20.  Others to £1559 from Messrs Grierson, Musgrave Hall, Penrith.  Top pence per kilo of 231.5p was paid to Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End, Penrith and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston and matching this same price was Messrs Clark, Whins, Lockerbie for another Friesian.  All enquiries please get in touch with our auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading prices per head: Limousin £2486 Daltonhook £2362 Halfway Well £2093 West End Farm, £1974 Allerby Hall £1934 £1774 Niven Hill, £1878 Lower Griseburn £1830 West End Farm, £1829 Haltcliffe Farm, £1816 £1737 Beck House, £1794 £1761 £1756 Linden House, British Blue £1672 £1607 £1599 £1597 £1460 Mirkbooths £1548 Peel Flatt farm, Holstein Friesian £1625 £1595 31590 £1527 £1504  £1472 £1467 £1465 £1450 Conheath £1321 Evening Hill £1202 £1137 Street Head £1127 Elephant, Holstein £1559 £1406 £1399 Musgrave Hall, Friesian £1514 £1282 Whins Farm, £1182 £1093 Skelton Wood End, Aberdeen Angus £1500 £1464 Justicetown farm, £1433 Galloway, Saler £1436 Colstons, Whitebred Shorthorn £1319 The Swaites £1298 £1270 £1210 Nutholm, Ayrshire £1309 Whins Farm.

Leading prices per kilo:  Limousin 289.5p 284.5p Niven Hill 271.5p Haltcliffe Farm, 271.5p 257.5p Linden House 268.5p Beck House, 267.5p Halfway Well 266.5p 257.5p West End Farm, 262.5p Beck House, 260.5p Lower Griseburn, British Blue 248.5p 236.5p 234.5p Mirkbooths 236.5p Beck House 235.5p Orton Rigg Farm, Saler 242.5p Colstons, Aberdeen Angus 234.5p 228.5p Justicetown Farm, 218.5p Gallowberry, Friesian 231.5p 225.5p Skelton Wood End 231.5p 218.5p Whins  Farm, Whitebred Shorthorn 230.5p 229.5p 226.5p The Swaites 223.5p 220.5p Nutholm, Holstein Friesian 218.5p 217.5p 216.5p 215.5p 215.5p 207.5p 206.5p 204.5p Conheath Farm, 213.5p 211.5p Street Head, Ayrshire 211.5p Whins Farm, Holstein 207.5p 202.5p 198.5p Musgrave Hall.

Jubilee Prize List
Class 1 Prime Heifer
Messrs R Neill & Partners, Upper Nisbet Farm, Jedburgh (Limousin)
2nd          J J Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont (Limousin)
3rd           Messrs W Miller, High Aketon, Wigton (Limousin)

Class 2 Prime Steer
D Bell & Sons, Hoddomtown, Lockerbie (Limousin)
2nd          J J Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont (Charolais)
3rd           A & JN Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton (Limousin)

Class 3 Prime Bulls
WJB Cleasby, Linden House, Penrith (Limousin)
2nd          HJ & JMD Blake, Halfway Well, Great Salkeld (Limousin)
3rd           WJB Cleasby, Linden House, Penrith (Limousin)

Champion Messrs R Neill & Partners, Upper Nisbet Farm, Jedburgh (Limousin)


A good entry of 68 prime steers and heifers forward seeing trade ever so slightly easier on the week.  Despite this Charolais crosses sold to the days top overall price of £2161.17 for an 814kgs Simmental cross steer from Messrs Harrington, Hoskett Hill, Carlisle.  Charolais peaked at £2114 from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont both purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Limousin’s sold to £2109 for 739kgs from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie and British Blue to £2043 for 739kgs from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle both of which were purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers Bradford.  Top pence per kilo steer was a 614kg Limousin cross from DA Harrison, Hill House, Wigton attaining 286.50 and purchased by John Penny, Leeds, Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown to 285.5 and purchased by Ralph Pearson

Heifers saw a days top of £1988.03 for 682kgs from Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith and purchased by Steven Wilson, Butchers Shop, Corby Hill.  Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg sold 628kg to £1880 again purchased by Steven Wilson and Messrs Neill, Upper Nisbet Farm, Jedburgh sold their first prized 637kg Limousin cross to £1869 to Ralph Pearson.

Two heifers sold to 299.5 firstly by Messrs Critchton, Loughrigg and secondly by Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton purchased by John Penny, Leeds

Please advise entries by calling or text with our auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading Prices Per Head:

Steers: Simmental £2161 Hosket Hill Farm; Charolais £2114 Loughrigg Farm; £1978 Newbiggin Farm; £1823 Conheath Farm Limousin £2109, £1888 Hoddomtown; £2078 Halfway Well; £2068, £2008, £1948, £1939 The Lake; £1944 Upper Nisbet Farm; £1942, £1906 Kirkland Guards; £1934 Newbiggin Farm; £1874 Stenries Farm British Blue £2043 The Lake; £2004 Kirkland Guards Aberdeen Angus £1719, £1711, £1661 Conheath Farm Beef Shorthorn £1717 Rosgill Head Holstein Friesian £1206 Brackenhill

Heifers: Limousin £1988, £1691 Halfway Well; £1880 Loughrigg Farm; £1869 Upper Nisbet Farm; £1789, £1673 Newbiggin Farm; £1770, £1765 Wigton Hill House; £1724, £1698 Hayborough ; £1689 High Aketon; £1673 Stenries; £1661 Greenhill Aberdeen Angus £1671, £1547, £1535 Conheath Farm Simmental £1594 Rosgill Head British Blue £1531 Greenhill Galloway £1212 Balgray Hill

Leading Prices per kilo:
: Limousin 286.5p Hill House; 285.5p, 264.5p Hoddomtown; 275.5p, 273.5p, 272.5p, 266.5p The Lake; 275.5p High Aketon; 273.5p Upper Nisbet; 270.5p Newbiggin; 266.5p 266.5 Halfway Well; 265.5p Kirkland Guards; British Blue 276.5p The Lake; 266.5p Kirkland Guards Charolais 272.5p Loughrigg; 268.5p Newbiggin Simmental 265.5p Hosket Hill  Aberdeen Angus 240.5p Conheath Beef Shorthorn 237.5p Rosgill Head Holstein Friesian 198.5p Brackenhill

Heifers:  Limousin 299.5p Loughrigg; 299.5p, 290.5p, 285.5p, 278.5p, 274.5p, 270.5p High Aketon; 293.5p Upper Nisbet; 291.5p, 271.5p Halfway Well; 289.5p Stenries; 288.5p Greenhill; 277.5p, 271.5p Newbiggin; 274.5p Hill House British Blue 280.5p Greenhill Simmental 244.5p Rosgill Head Aberdeen Angus 235.5p, 232.5p Conheath Galloway 235.5p Balgray Hill


A great entry of 263 cast cows and stock bulls was on offer with a big lift in trade

Messrs Carr, Little Bavington Farm sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 833kg 269.5p £2244 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Armstrong, High Tarns Farm sold a British Blue cow for 834kg 268.5p £2239 also to Charles Kirkpatrick

DA Harrison & Co., Hill House Farm run of cows topped at 856kg 245.5p £2101 and 803kg 253.5p £2035 for Limousin Cross both purchased by Owain Llyr

Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm sold a Limousin cow for 910kg 229.5p £2088 to Charles Kirkpatrick

Messrs Wilson, Belzies sold a British Blue cow for 800kg 257.5p £2066 to Alan Jarvis, Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill sold a young Limousin cow for 597kg 257.5p £1537 to Alan Jarvis, Mr Mark Batty, Flimby Hall sold a Blue cross cow for 758kg, 253.5p £1921 to Owain Llyr

A great trade for all classes of dairy cast cows on Monday, Messrs Martin, Tempest Tower sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 892kg 189.5p £1690 to Pickstocks, Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold the top priced Montbelliard cross for 853kg 196.5p £1676 to Messrs Roberts, Messrs Horsley, Woodhouse Holstein cross topped at 835kg 191.5p £1599 & 825kg 186.5p £1538 to Pickstocks & Les Fell, Messrs Shepherd, Crownstone Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 834kg, 188.5p £1572 to Les Fell, Messrs Elliott, Askrigg Hall sold the top priced FleckV cow for 813kg 187.5p £1524 to Michael Helliwell; Bromfield Farms sold Holstein cross for 796kg £1524 and 809kg £1514.70 to Michael Helliwell and Messrs Fell; Messrs Walker & Son, Marlborough Hall Farm sold Holstein cross cow for 764kg 199.5p £1524 to Alan Jarvis; Auckengray Farms sold a Fleck heifer for 225.5p to Alan Jarvis; Messrs Smithson, Skelcies Hall sold Holstein cross heifers for 651kg 210.5p £1370 and 649kg 207.5p £1346 to Sean McGimpsey and Les Fell; Messrs Dodd, Holme Head farm sold a Jersey heifer for 619kg 202.5p £1253 to Wesley Gracey

Leading Prices per Head:British Blue £2244, Bavington; £2239 High Tarns; £2060 Belzies; £1921 Flimby Hall; £1913 Hill House; £1838 Somerton Limousin £2101, £2035 Hill House; £2088, £1696 Little Orton; £1759 Glebelands; £1747, £1558 Flimby Hall; £1736 Dumbretton; £1710 East View, £1692 Baldwinholme; £1607 Pearsbyhall; £1586 Gallowberry, £1537 Balgray Hill; £1517 Thackwood Saler £1751 Hill House Holstein Friesian £1690, £1385, £1259 Tempest Tower; £1599, £1538, £1340 Woodhouse; £1572 Crownstone; £1524 Marlborough Hall; £1513 Bromfield; £1418 Woodhousehill; £1409, £1376 Highfield; £1370, £1346 Skelcies Hall; £1333 Down Hall; £1306 Chalkside; £1300 Howrigg; £1276 Evening Hill; £1270 Low Plains; £1217 Brackhill Montbelliard £1676 Mirkbooths; £1235 Kirkbride House; £1134 Greenwrae Charolais £1663 Burnside Hereford £1577 Greenah Villa £1400 Crosby Farm, £1340 Cappuck  Aberdeen Angus £1556 Hill House £1519 Somerton Hotel, £1489 Pearsbyhall Beef Shorthorn £1542 Frankstown Holstein £1524 Bromfield Hall, £1272 Broathill £1255 Wolfa; £1204 Musgrave Hall, £1179 Ormside Lodge  FleckV £1524, £1337 Askrigg Hall; £1249 Kirkhouse Dairy; £1238 Auckengray British Blue x £1473 Glebelands; £1584 Minsca  Ayrshire £1471 Geltside £1155 Horseclose Friesian £1359, £1112, £1101 Aulby; £1342 Mounsey Bank; £1331 Croft Farm; £1217 Mirkbooths; £1137, £1127 Balgreggan Mains; £1122 Greenwrae Simmental £1393 Sidesways Bank; £1328 Castlehill Galloway £1294 Balray Hill Jersey £1253 Holme Head Danish Red £1217 Knockneen Norwegian Red £1181, £1104 Kirkbride House Swedish Red £1400 Geltside

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 269.5p Bavington Farm; 268.5pHigh Tarns; 257.5p Belzies; 253.5p Flimby Hall; 227.5p, 213.5p Somerton; 223.5p Hill House Limousin 257.5p Balgray Hill; 253.5p, 245.5p Hill House; 249.5p Woodhead; 239.5p New Sandsfield; 235.5p Glebelands; 231.5p, 219.5p Dumbretton; 229.5p, 223.5p Flimby Hall; 229.5p, 219.5p Little Orton; 224.5p Thackwood; 219.5p Gallowberry; 219.5p High House; 217.5 Skiddaw View; 216.5p East View; 214.5p New Sandsfield; 213.5p Pearsbyhall Aberdeen Angus 239.5p Wigton Hill House215.5p Pearsbyhall; 210.5p Somerton; 208.5p Laggonmore FleckV 225.5p Auchengray Continental 214.5p Glebelands; 189.5p Minsca Simmental 214.5p, 208.5p Castlehill; 206.5p Sideway Bank Beef Shorthorn 212.5p Frankstown Holstein Friesian 210.5p, 207.5p Skelcies Hall; 199.5p Marlborough Hall; 195.5p Howrigg; 192.5p Brackenhill; 191.5p Woodhouse Galloway 207.5p Balgray Hill Hereford 207.5p Greenah Villa Saler 206.5p Hill House Jersey 202.5p Holme Head Holstein 201.5p Musgrave Hall, 191.5p Bromfield Hall Montbelliard 196.5p Mirkbooths; 195.5p Kirkbride House Friesian 195.5p Croft Farm; 191.5p The Howes Norwegian Red 187.5p Kirkbride House

CAST BULLS: 7 stock bulls were forward, Messrs Storrow & Son, Willimoteswick Farm sold a Blue bull for 963kg 209.5p £2017 to Owain Llyr Da Harrison & Co., Hill House Farm sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1085kg 184.5p £2001 to Charles Kirkpatrick; Messrs Armstrong & Sons, Broomhill sold a Limousin bull for 978kg 198.5p £1941 to Owain Llyr

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £2017 Willimoteswick Limousin £2001 Hill House; £1941 Broomhills; £1756 Thackwood Aberdeen Angus £1833 Greenview Hereford £1502 Askerton Castle

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 209.5p Willimoteswick Ayrshire 208.5p, 207.5p Horseclose Limousin 198.5p Broomhills; 194.5p Thackwood; 184.5p Hill House

PRIME SHEEP – A Special Platinum Jubilee Show was held this week and was kindly judged by local butcher, Steven Wilson, Corby Hill.  His Champion lamb was the 1st Prize Continental x lamb consigned by Messrs Grindley, Seymour Farms, Wigton.  This exceptional Beltex lamb topped the sale at £280 or 583.3p selling to Messrs Griffiths, Ellesmere.  In Reserve was the 2nd prize lamb from Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall.

Jubilee Prize List: Class 1 Continental
Seymour Farms, Seymour House, Wigton £280
2nd                W L Musgrave & Sons, Cardew Hall, Dalston £210
3rd                 R & S Dodd, Holme Head Farm, Mouswald £168

Class 2 Suffolk
1st           TK & EM Story, Jackson Rigg, Longtown £162
2nd                D & J Richardson, Whitehead Brow, Wigton £158
3rd                 Seymour Farms, Seymour House, Wigton £170

Champion: Seymour Farms, Seymour House, Wigton

Reserve Champion: W L Musgrave & Sons, Cardew Hall, Dalston

Outwith the Show the largest show of lambs this season so far sold to fantastic demand seeing a larger rise in the overall average to level at 345 ppk for all weights and grades.  Best end export types continue to fly with 37 pens sold over 400 pph with returns per head seeing 75 pens sell from £160-£280.  Leading consignments this week were Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont selling 7 to average £178 or 411.22 per kilo and Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall, Dalston selling 16 to average £177.63 or 409.51 kilo.

Leading Prices Per Head: Beltex £280 Seymour House, £215 £210 £184 £178 (x2) £176 £176 (x2) £175 £173 Cardew Hall  £180 (x2) £176, £170  Loughrigg Farm,  £176 Lakeland View, £174 Harley Croft £173 Tinwald Farm,  Texel £180 Meadow Farm, £180 Whitehead Brow £178 £173 Seymour House  £176 Springfield Farm,  £174 High Boonwood  £172 Dickstree £171  (x2) £169 £167 Boggle Hall,  £170 West End Farm,  £170 £167 Ellerslea  £169 Wavercroft, £168 Holme Head Farm,  £168 Cowranside Farm, £168 Luce Mains Farm, £167 Walby Grange, £166 Lakeland View, Blue Texel £177 £175 £172 £164 £163 Holme Head Farm, Dutch Texel £174 £165 £155 (x2) Springfield Farm, £172 £169 £164 Hill House, Suffolk £171 £161 Ellerslea £170 Seymour House  £162 £155 Jackson Rigg,  £162 Wavercroft  £161 The Spinney  £160 Cockley Bank  £159 £153 £151 Mirlaw House,  £158 Whitehead Brow  £153 Fell End, Bleu De Maine £170 Woodhousehill, Charollais £161 Springfield Farm, Dutch Spotted £158 Pearsbyhall Farm, Zwartbles £150 Woodhousehill.

Leading Prices Per Kilo: Beltex 583.3p Seymour House 467.4p 440p 426.8p 423.8p 422.5p 419p 418.6p 418.2p 411.8p Cardew Hall 439p 419p 409.1p (x2) Loughrigg Farm, 435p 407.4p Harley Croft 429.3p 427.8p Lakeland View, 409.8p Tinwald Farm,  402.5p Cardewlees Farm, Texel 447.4p Ellerslea 414p 411.9p Seymour House, 410.7p 376.3p Tundergarth Mains 405.1p Castletown  402.4p (x2) 388.6p (x2) 377.8p Boggle Hall,  400p 395.2p Whitehead Brow 400p The Beeches, 387.8p 374.4p Harley Croft  384.6p The Guards, 384.6p Luce Mains Farm,  382.9p Craigs Lea 379.5p Ellerslea, Dutch Texel 433.3p 419.5p 417.7p Hill House 419.3p 412.5p Springfield Farm, Blue Texel 416.5p 407p 390p 384p Holme Head Farm, Suffolk 367.4p Whitehead Brow 360p 341.5p The Guards 351.4p 344.4p Low Fields Farm, 349.5p 346.5p Mirlaw House, Dutch Spotted 359.5p Keppel Vale 357.9p Pearsbyhall Farm.

CAST SHEEP: Harrison & Hetherington held its Jubilee Show and sale of cast sheep in Borderway Market.  A truly wonderful trade was had which saw a large show to average £143. 

The Pre Sale show was Judged by local man Martin Barker who awarded the Champion pen to W L Musgrave, Cardew Hall who later went on to sell his pen of five to £210.  However, topping the sale was a fantastic single Texel from J Irving, Luce Mains, Lockerbie selling for £224.  Mule ewes met with a massive increase which saw top price coming from Low House Farm, Armathwaite and from Castletown Estates selling for £140.  Suffolks topped at £188 from Steven Hodgson, Penrith.  Rams were serious trade with top price for a Texel selling for £210 from Mr G Anderson, Leafield Farm.   A lot more ewes could be sold in Borderway with an ever growing ringside of buyers looking for all classes of cast ewes and Rams.

Class 3 Ewes (Pen of 5)
W L Musgrave & Sons, Cardew Hall, Dalston £210
2nd                Messrs Harrison, Low House, Armathwaite £156
3rd                 Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft, Wigton £155

Class 4 Mule Ewes
Messrs Harrison, Low House, Armathwaite £140

Ewes: Texel £224 £192 Luce Mains Farm, £210 £195 Cardew Hall, £188 £179 £178 Castletown, £184 £168 Whitehead Brow, £174 £158 Outer Woodhead, £170 Low Fields Farm, £170 £156 Thrimby Hall,  £166 Wavercroft  £162 Low Wallhead, £156 Low House Farm, £156 Ellonby Road, £155 Boggle Hall, Suffolk £188 £186 £146 White House  £170 High Boonwood £160 Tundergarth Mains £158 £152 £138 Low Fields Farm, £158 £150 Whitehead Brow  £156 Outer Woodhead, £108 Welsh Road, Charollais £168 Cowranside £150 £120 Springfield Farm, Blue Texel £164 £128 Tundergarth Mains, Bleu Du Maine  £156 Gracies Farm,  Zwartbles £146 Low Fields Farm, Grey Faced £140 £138 Low House Farm, £140 Castletown, £137 £128 Whitehead Brow £136 £129 Reservoir Farm,  £131 High Troweir Farm, £130 Church Farm, £127 Thrimby Hall, £104 Branch End Farm, Dutch Spotted £118 Gracies Farm, Hill Cheviot £110 £94 High Troweir Farm, Jacob £106 Ellonby Road.

Rams: Beltex £210 Leafield Farm, Texel £144 The Croft

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