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Date: 22 February 2021 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 22nd February Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A larger show of 490 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle, along with 1670 prime and cast sheep were on offer.

PRIME BULLS: A much greater show of 102 prime bulls were forward, with a superb trade seen throughout. All best fleshed and shaped bulls excelled in price again with an overall top price of £2328.99 for an outstanding Limousin from Messrs Priestley, Cracrop, Brampton purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. The same vendor also sold another to £2077. Messrs Callion, Bolfornough Farm’s long journey from Stirling paid dividends with their top bull selling to £1939.97. Charolais sold to £1887.45 and £1710.22 from Messrs Johnson, West Wharmley, Hexham. Simmentals sold to £1474.61 from Messrs Gwynne, Castlewigg Farm, Newton Stewart, purchased by Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.

Top overall pence per kilo of 254.5ppk and 249.5ppk was attained by Messrs Telfer, Newton High House, Hexham selling their Limousin crosses both of which were purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. British Blues from Messrs Wilson, Low Farm, Penrith sold to 229.5ppk again purchased by Ralph Pearson.

Dairy bred bulls sold to £1219 for a British Friesian from Messrs Dickinson, High House, Wigton, purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. The same family also attained the top price per kilo of 186.5ppk for another British Friesian.

Leading Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £2328, £2077 Cracrop Farm, £1939 Bolfornought Farm, £1766, £1549 Balgray Hill, £1722 Newton Field, £1704 Newton High House, £1598 Upper Nisbet Farm, £1581 The Lake, £1576 Reddings, Charolais £1887, £1710 West Wharmley, £1501 Enzieholm, £1491 The Laythes, £1303 Ellen Bank, Simmental £1474 Castlewigg Farm, £1421, £1332 Oakwood Farm,  British Blue £1406, £1306, £1282 Low Farm, £1246 Ellen Bank, £1245 Mouswald Grange, £1219 Cote House Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1350 Heatheryhall Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1336 Randalinton Farm, £1207 Enzieholm, £1183 South Lambhill, Saler £1307 Beckstones Farm, British Friesian £1219, £1184 High House, Blonde £1203 Upper Senwick, Holstein Friesian £1138 Blackrigg, £1102, £1088 South Lambhill, £1079 Randalinton Farm, £1041 Bectonhall, £1026, £1004 Brisco Hill, Hereford £1074 Randalinton Farm, Montbelairde £1174, £1049 Kirkbride House, £1148 Heatheryhall Farm, £1131 Seymour House, Longhorn £1015 Teasdale Cottage, Ayrshire £1005 Heatheryhall Farm.

Leading Bull Priced per Kilo:  Limousin 254.5p, 249.5p Newton High House, 243.5p Cracrop Farm, 242.5p Reddings, 235.5p, 219.5p Balgray Hill, 231.5p Lower Griseburn, 231.5p Cracrop Farm, 231.5p Bolfornought Farm, 229.5p The Lake, 226.5p Beckstones Farm, British Blue 229.5p, 219.5p, 215.5p Low Farm, 210.5p, 209.5p Cote House Farm, Charolais 215.5p The Laythes, 206.5p West Wharmley, 204.5p Enzieholm, Saler 210.5p Beckstones Farm, Simmental 202.5p Mouswald Grange, 202.5p Oakwood Farm, 191.5p South Lambhill, Beef Shorthorn 201.5p Heatheryhall Farm, Montbeliarde 189.5p Seymour House, 186.5p Heatheryhall Farm, 173.5p Kirkbride House, Aberdeen Angus 187.5p Randalinton Farm, 183.5p South Lambhill, British Friesian 186.5p, 182.5p High House, 169.5p Beckstones Farm, Montbelairde 180.5p, 178.5p Heatheryhall Farm, Ayrshire 179.5p Heatheryhall Farm, 162.5p (x2) Plasketlands, Longhorn 178.5p Teasdale Cottage, Holstein Friesian 167.5p, 166.5p (x2), 165.5p Bectonhall, 165.5p Randalinton Farm, 165.5p Brisco Hill, 164.5p, 162.5p Cote House Farm, 162.5p Blackrigg, Hereford 162.5p Randalinton Farm.

PRIME CATTLE: An even larger entry of 54 prime steers and heifers forward with trade proving fantastic for all classes. Top overall was a superb Limousin steer from Messrs Dixon, Lesson Hall, Wigton who peaked at £1822.99 and was purchased by Steven Wilson Butchers, Corby Hill, Carlisle. Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton sold another to £1742 purchased by Pioneer Foods. Messrs Jefferson, Abbey Cowper, Wigton sold one at £1643 purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. British Blues sold to £1728 from Messrs Dixon, Lesson Hall, Wigton purchased by Pioneer Foods. Top pence per kilo steer at 241.5p was paid to Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle purchased by Hartshead Meats. A tremendous Galloway steer from Messrs Telfer, Newton High House sold to £1212 or 216.5ppk purchased by Messrs R & JP Mullholland, Great Orton, Carlisle. Heifers saw a day’s top of £1567 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse, Carlisle purchased by Owain Llyr, Ruthin. Messrs Airey, The Close, Carlisle sold another to £1567 purchased by Bowland Foods. Top overall pence per kilo of 263.5p was for a superb Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Steel, Steeley Farm, Bishop Auckland purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Messrs Airey, The Close sold another to 262.5p. Please advise all entries for next week’s sale by phone or text to auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.

Leading Prices Per Head:
Steers: Limousin £1822 Lesson Hall, £1742, £1636 Bothel Parks, £1643, £1574 Abbey Cowper Farm, £1635 Church Farm, £1625 Petteril Hill Farm, £1571 Low Whinnow Farm, £1567 The Lake, £1205 Steeley Farm British Blue £1728 Lesson Hall, £1599 Burnside Bazadaise £1391, £1326 Gelt Hall Farm Charolais £1374 Somerton Friesian £1332 Gelt Hall Farm Fleckvieh £1324 Albyfield Galloway £1212 Newton High House, £947 Calees

Heifers: Limousin £1567, £1540 Nealhouse Farm, £1567, £1450, £1413 The Close, £1490 Lords Close, £1448 Petteril Hill Farm, £1416, £1388 Lowergate Farm, £1395, £1380 Steeley Farm British Blue £1263 Little Broomhills Farm

Leading prices per kilo:
Heifers: Limousin 263.5p, 246.5p, 232.5p Steeley Farm, 262.5p, 247.5p, 244.5p The Close, 244.5p Nealhouse Farm, 232.5p Lords Close, 232.5p Petteril Hill Farm British Blue 203.5p Little Broomhills Farm
Steers: Limousin 247.5p Steeley Farm, 241.5p, 235.5p, 229.5p, 226.5p Low Whinnow, 240.5p Lesson Hall, 231.5p, 231.5p, 229.5p The Lake, 231.5p, 230.5p Bothel Parks, 230.5p Pettril Hill Farm, 228.5p, 225.5p Abbey Cowper Farm British Blue 226.5p Lesson Hall, 213.5p Burnside Charolais 226.5p Somerton Galloway 216.5p Newton High House, 179.5p Calees Bazadaise 184.5p Gelt Hall Farm Friesian 176.5p Gelt Hall Farm Fleckvieh 172.5p Albyfield

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: Once again a great show of 342 cast cows and stock bulls was on offer with a great ringside of buyers ensuring a flying trade. Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 883kg at 261.5p totalling £2309 purchased by Jewitt Meats. Messrs Neill & Partners, Upper Nisbet sold the top priced Limousin cow for 789kg at 193.5p totalling £1526 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Sisterson, Newlands Haugh Farm’s run of well finished cows topped at 1021kg at 149.5p totalling £1526 for a Charolais cow to Charles Kirkpatrick and 714kg at 188.5p totalling £1345 also for Charolais bought by Jewitt Meats. Messrs Wilson, Wood Farm sold two Limousin cows for 842kg at 169.5p totalling £1427 and 724kg at 184.5p totalling £1335 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick and Jewitt Meats. Messrs Studholme & Son, Nealhouse Farm sold a Limousin x cow for 779kg at 174.5p totalling £1359 bought by Jewitt Meats. Messrs Horn, Lower Griseburn sold a Limousin cow for 725kg at 184.5p totalling £1337 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Thompson, East Unthank Farm sold a British Blue cow for 630kg at 208.5p totalling £1313 to Jewitt Meats. Messrs Goddard, Frankstown Farm sold a Beef Shorthorn cow for 844kg at 156.5p totalling £1320 to Messrs Roberts and from the same good home a Simmental x heifer sold for 193.5p to Sean McGimpsey.

All classes of dairy cast cows were in great demand with a record broken for a Holstein x cow from Messrs Nixon, Ribton House selling for 1023kg at 147.5p totalling £1578 bought by Dovecote Park. Castlesteads Farms sold a Montbeliarde x heifer for 738kg at 176.5p totalling £1302 to Les Fell. Messrs Dalgleish, Bulls Head Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 893kg at 139.5p totalling £1245 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Edgar & Co, Whitecroft Mains sold a Holstein x heifer for 672kg at 176.5p totalling £1186 to Sean McGimpsey and another for 689kg at 166.5p totalling £1147 to Les Fell. Messrs Mitchell, Mirkbooths’ run of Holstein x cows topped at 860kg at 135.5p totalling £1165 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Robinson, Burtholme Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 889kg at 130.5p totalling £1160 and a Friesian heifer for 640kg at 174.5p totalling £1116 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick and Les Fell. Messrs Hewitson, King Hill sold a Holstein x cow for 853kg at 135.5p totalling £1155 to Dovecrote Park. Messrs Mounsey, Ashfield sold a Holstein x heifer for 708kg at 162.5p totalling £1150 to Les Fell. Messrs Clark, Whins Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 836kg at 137.5p totalling £1149 to Dovecote Park. Bays Leap Dairy Farm’s run of cows topped at 915kg at 124.5p totalling £1139 to Les Fell. Messrs Brough, Langfauld sold a Holstein x cow for 828kg at 137.5p totalling £1138 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Magnay, Greenwrae sold a Montbeliarde x cow for 744kg at 150.5p totalling £1119 to Messrs Roberts, Wales and a Montbelairde x heifer from the same home sold for 172.5p to Les Fell. Messrs Reed, Croft House sold a Friesian cow for 799kg at 138.5p totalling £1106 to Dovecote Park.

Leading Prices per head:  British Blue £2309 Skelton Wood Farm, £1313 East Unthank Farm, £1132 Thackwood, £1110 Nealhouse Farm Limousin £1526 Upper Nisbet Farm, £1427, £1335 Wood Farm, £1359 Nealhouse Farm, £1337 Lower Griseburn, £1225 Church Farm, £1214 Lords Close, £1159 Balgray Hill, £1130 Bowscale Farm, £1109 Hollin Close, £1093 Cragg Farm, £1055 Newton Field Charolais £1526, £1345, £1309 Newlands Haugh Farm Holstein £1508 Ribton House, £1155 King Hill, £1139 Bays Leap Farm, £1061 Low Wood, £1039 Broathill, £993 Espland Hill, £965 Stubby Knowe Beef Shorthorn £1320, £1038 Frankstown Farm, £1028 Farlam Hill Farm Montbeliarde £1302 Castlesteads, £1119 Greenwrae Aberdeen Angus £1264 Demesne Farm, £1143 Sandysike Farmhouse, £1130 Sisterson, Newlands Haugh Farm Holstein Friesian £1245 Bulls Head Farm, £1186, £1147 Whitecroft Mains, £1165 Mirkbooths, £1160 Burtholme Farm, £1150 Ashfield, £1149 Whins Farm, £1138 Langfauld, £1041, £951 Newton Field, £1035 Chapelcroft, £1028 Randalinton Farm, £1023 Gill House, £1017 The Howes, £953 Espland Hill Luing £1209 Great Orton Hereford £1187 Mirkbooths Galloway £1155, £1126 Balgray Hill Shorthorn £1134 Brisco Hall Friesian £1116 Pelutho Park, £1106, £1034 Croft House, £1009 North Doddington, £976 King Hill, £971 Kilfillan Simmental £1113 Castlewigg Farm, £1076 Kirtleton House, £1071 Frankstown Farm British Blue £1049 Cocklet Hill Farm Fleckvieh £941 East Bowhill Farm Belted Galloway £841 Blackwell Farm Jersey £455 Hillhead Farm

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 261.5p Skelton Wood End, 208.5p East Unthank Farm, 173.5p Shandwick Cottage, 154.5p Nealhouse, 147.5p Thackwood, 146.5p Palm Strothers Farm, 145.5p Woodhouse Farm, 144.5p Cocklet Hill Limousin 193.5p Upper Nisbet Farm, 189.5p Fellside Farm, 186.5p Newton Field, 184.5p Lower Griseburn, 184.5p, 169.5p Wood Farm, 174.5p Nealhouse Farm, 169.5p Campfield Farm, 166.5p Church Farm, 165.5p Bowscale Farm, 163.5p Cragg Farm, 162.5p Hollin Close, 161.5p Lords Close Simmental 193.5p Frankstown, 161.5p Kirtleton House Holstein Friesian 176.5p, 166.5p, 128.5p Whitecroft Mains, 172.5p Espland Hill, 162.5p Ashfield, 156.5p Meinbank Farm, 139.5p Bulls Head Farm, 139.5p High Field, 137.5p Langfauld, 137.5p Whins Farm, 135.5p Mirkbooths, 135.5p Carrick Dean, 135.5p Hazel Head, 133.5p Gill House, 132.5p, 127.5p Big Balcraig Farm, 131.5p Newton Field, 130.5p, 126.5p Randalinton Farm, 130.5p, 128.5p Burtholme Farm, 130.5p The Howes, 129.5p Wood Farm, 127.5p Hill Green, 126.5p Redpath Farms Montbeliarde 176.5p Castlesteads, 172.5p, 166.5p, 150.5p, 147.5p Greenwrae Friesian 174.5p, 125.5p Pelutho Park, 165.5p, 132.5p, 131.5p, 129.5p, 127.5p North Doddington, 143.5p Kinkry Hill Farm, 138.5p(x2), 127.5p Croft House, 135.5p(x2) King Hill, 130.5p Macherquhat Farm, 127.5p Kilfillan Holstein 169.5p Espland Hill, 147.5p Ribton House, 135.5p King Hill, 134.5p Low Wood, 133.5p Stubbyknowe, 133.5p Castlesteads, 127.5p Broathill Hereford 167.5p Mirkbooths Galloway 158.5p, 148.5p Balgray Hill Beef Shorthorn 156.5p Frankstown Farm, 155.5p Westhills Farm Aberdeen Angus 153.5p Desmesne Farm, 150.5p Sandysike Farmhouse, 146.5p, 145.5p Newlands Haugh Farm Farm Shorthorn 136.5p Brisco Hall Luing 136.5p Great Orton Belted Galloway 131.5p Blackwell Farm Ayrshire 131.5p Laws Hall Brown Swiss 129.5p Hazel Head Blue Grey 127.5p Wallish Walls Fleckvieh 122.5p Low Wood Jersey 91.5p Hillhead Farm

CAST BULLS: A small show of 6 stock bulls on offer and topped at 1215kg at 146.5p totalling £1779 for a Limousin from Messrs Bean & Son, Shield Farm to Owain Llyr.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1779 Shield Farm Charolais £1274 Wydon Eals Farm Aberdeen Angus £1175 Mill of Airies

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 146.5p Shield Farm, 139.5p Ross Farm Charolais 141.5p Burnside

PRIME SHEEP: The weekly sale of prime sheep drew another steady entry of 1669 head. There was certainly something to suit all orders in Borderway this week. Top end export sheep although were harder to find once more with a lot of heavier types on offer.

Another great average of 277ppk and an SQQ of 285.3ppk which translates to a whopping £124.46 per head with lambs from 29-85kg all represented in the average. 47 lots of lambs sold past £140 per head with a further 16 lots beyond £150. Topping the sale at £182 were a pair of heavy Texel hoggs from Messrs Watson, Roan Garth, Whitehaven. Top pence per kilo was 381ppk paid for the some exceptional Beltex hoggs shown by Mr Marcus Pieri, Stone House, Castle Carrock.

The special prizes for hill hoggs were both claimed by Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown selling a pen of 12 Cheviot hoggs at £133.50 and a further pen of 20 Cheviots at 293ppk.  Master John Fell, Stanger Hill, Wigton lead the way with Mule hoggs again this week selling heavies to £135 with Geoff Smith, Kelmore Hills, Whitehaven hot on his heels at £134.

Leading prices per head: Texel £182 (x2) Roan Garth, £178, £167, £166, £163 Basco Dyke, £158 North Scales, £156, £145 Kilnknowe, £156, £152 Briggle Farm, £156 Boggle Hall, £154, £149, £148 Stanger Hill, £153, £145 High House, £153, £148 Mirkbooths, £149 East View Farm, £149 Kilnknowe, £148 Parton Farm, £146 Harley Croft, £145 Hayclose, £145 Dickstree, Suffolk £156, £140, £134, £132 Mirkbooths, £140, £132, £124 Harley Croft, £134 North Scales, £134 Broomhill, £132 Hayton Brow, £127.50 Low House Farm, £126.50 Smalmstown Farm, £123.50 Moss Side House, £122 The Nook, Beltex £151 Hayton Brow, £149, £140, £137, £135, £129 Hollands, £140, £132 (x2), £129 Hayclose, £132 (x2) Reddings, £132 The Throp, Dutch Texel £145, £132, £129 Sycamore House, Mule £135, £132, £127 Stanger Hill, £134, £126, £121 Kelmore Hill Farm, £125 Hollands, £124 Kilnknowe, £123, £121 Mirkbooths, £122 Low House Farm, Hill Cheviot £133.50, £129, £126, £121.5p Smalmstown Farm, £127.50, £120 Horseclose Farm, £123.50, £122.50 (x2) Bengall Farm, Blackface £127, £122.50, £121.50, £120.50 (x2), £118.50, £117 Smalmstown Farm, £122 Laws Hall, £117, £115 Street Head, £116 Mirkbooths, Zwartbles £124 Thethwaite Farm, Swaledale £122, £114 Stanger Hill, £122 Hargill House.

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Beltex 381p, 318.3p, 312.3p Stone House, 363.9p, 318.4p Hayton Brow, 356.8p, 325.6p, 324.3p, 305.1p The Throp, 354.4p, 330.1p, 314p, 304.1p Hollands, 338.5p, 323.5p, 302.7p Reddings, 330p, 310.6p, 301.1p, 300p Hayclose, 316.2p, 302.6p Cardewlees Farm, Hill Cheviot 300p, 293p, 285.9p, 274.5p Smalmstown Farm, 289.2p Horseclose Farm, 278.4p Bengall Farm, 277p Westgarth Hill, Blackface 290p Mirkbooths, 289p, 288.9p, 273.9p, 273.9p, 273p, 272.2p, 270.2p Smalmstown Farm, 271.4p, 271.1p Laws Hall, Suffolk 285.1p, 270.4p Harley Croft, 281.7p Stone House, 280.7p Moss Side House, 273.5p Broomhill, 271.1p The Nook, 269.1p Smalmstown Farm, 268.6p North Scales, 268.4p Low House Farm, 267.4p, 264p Hayton Brow, Mule 265.9p, 253p Kelmore Hill Farm, 263.5p Thethwaite Farm, 261.8p The Throp, 261.4p Shankfield Head, 255.1p Moss Side House, 254.9p Beechcroft Farm, 254.8p, 250.6p Westgarth Hill, 253.3p Laws Hall, 252.5p Hollands, 252.1p Mirkbooths, 250.5p Kilnknowe, Texel 256.1p, 341.8p Harley Croft, 350p, 322.7p, 302.3p Smalmstown Farm, 330.1p, 311.4p Thethwaite Farm, 329.1p Anchor Farm, 325p, 315.5p Moorside, 324.7p, 311.4p, 301.2p Low House Farm, 315.3p, 302.2p Basco Dyke, 315.2p Kilnknowe, 314p High House, 309p Westgarth Hill, 308.3p, 301.2p, 300p Mirkbooths, 306.8p, 302p Parton Farm, 304.8p Bengall Farm, 304.5p Low Tarns, Swaledale 245.2p, 242.5p Stanger Hill, 244p Hargill House, 242.5p Laws Hall.

CAST SHEEP: A larger show of 204 cast ewes and rams where trade was far stronger on the week especially for heavy continental types. Topping todays sale at £139 for 3 Texel ewes from Messrs Smith, Roachburn. Suffolk x ewes sold to £124 from Messrs Hewit, Cardewlees. Mules also topped from the same home at £102. Leaner and horned ewes continue to hold extremely firm regularly selling to £50 plus.

Leading prices per head:
Ewes:  Texel 
£139, £136 Roachburn Farm, £131 Sheepriggs, £124, £114, £110, £108(x2), £107 Glebelands, £120 The Croft, £118, £116 Midtown Farm, £118, £108 High House, £117, £112 Parton Farm, £114 Bengall Farm, £109 Westgarth Hill, £107 Stanley House, £107 Hunley Suffolk £124 Cardewlees Farm, £120 High Crosby Farm, £113, £111, £110 Leapsrigg Farm Leicester £122 Hargill House, £120 Sheepriggs, £110 High Town Beltex £109 The Barns Greyfaced £102 Cardewlees, £101 Boggle Hall, £100, £97 Leapsrigg Farm, £96 The Square, £94 Westgarth Hill, £94 High Burnfoot, £94 Whinney Hill Farm, £88 Fartown Easycare £91, £70 Peddar Hill Blackfaced £69 Laws Hall Swaledale £62, £54 Underbank, £57 High Burnfoot, £56, £55, £48 Lowthwaite Farm, £55 Fartown, £51 The Bog, £49 Kirkhaugh

Rams: Leicester £105 The Bog Swaledale £73 Kirkhaugh, £68 Lowthwaite Farm, £65 The Bog Blackfaced £71 Laws Hall


For more information regarding entries for Borderway Primestock Sales, please contact a member of the team

David Holliday 07710 189804 Cast Cows & Cast Bulls
Grant Anderson 07872 129274 Prime Bulls & Prime Cattle
James Little 07872 840685 Prime & Cast Sheep