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Date: 15 March 2021 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 15th March Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A larger show of 469 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle and 1661 prime sheep were on offer on Monday.

PRIME BULLS: An outstanding show of 106 prime bulls forward with one of the best seen for some time with a trade to match with 4 bulls over £2000, 7 over £1900 and 18 over £1700.  Top overall was a Blonde from Messrs Wilshaw, Oulton Hall, Wigton achieving £2148.30 and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Limousins sold to £2074.88 from Messrs D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie purchased by Brockwood Abattoir, Charolais to £2028.36 from Messrs Goldie, Greenfield, Annan and British Blues to £1934.62 from Messrs Comrie, Stonebyres, Lanark.  Simmentals to £1745.63 from Messrs Gwynne, Castlewigg, Newton Stewart purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick and Beef Shorthorns from Thrimby Farms, Penrith sold to £1722.25 purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.  Top overall pence per kilo was Messrs Gerrards British Blue bull achieving 269.5ppk, Messrs Comrie, Stonebyres sold another to 262.5ppk with Limousins to 253.5ppk from Stratton Farms.

Vendors that braved the distance were more than rewarded, Borderway Mart not as far away as they thought, Stratton Farms, Headley, Berkshire having travelled a 602 mile round trip with their 12 Limousin prime bulls selling to average 241ppk and a grand total of £1678.22 and Messrs Barclay, Aberdeenshire selling four 640kgs bulls to average 242ppk and a grand total of £1549.60.  Finally, Messrs Gerrard, Moris Farm, Northwich sold a British Blue to £1722.11 equating to 639kg, 269.5ppk. which was also the top pence per kilo.

Dairy bred bulls in smaller numbers but a fantastic trade achieved for all.  Top overall was a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Murray, Conheath, Dumfries achieving £1457.55 and purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick.  Norwegian Reds to £1400.43 from Messrs Little, Kirkbride House, Wigton purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston and Friesians to £1354.98 from Messrs Dickinson, High House, Wigton again purchased by Bowland Foods.  Top pence per kilo of 210.5ppk was paid twice, firstly, Messrs Preston, Wedholme House, Wigton for a Friesian purchased by Bowland Foods and secondly by Messrs Dickinson, High House, Wigton.

More are required on a weekly basis, please advise all entries by phone or text to auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274. Please ensure bulls are penned by 10.30am on Monday mornings.

Leading Bull Prices per Head: Blonde £2148, £1987 Oulton Hall Limousin £2074 Balgray Hill, £2007 Sanders Close, £1861, £1715 Haltcliffe, £1791, £1786, £1772, £1738, £1695, £1687, £1664, £1649, £1615 Scarletts Farm, £1750 Allerby Hall, £1704 The Laws Charolais £2028 Greenfield, £1498, £1466, £1344 Netherton British Blue £1934 Stonebyres, £1913 South Road, £1722 Moris Farm, £1660 Mirkbooths, £1478 Becton Hall, £1436, £1355 Netherton, £1409, £1396 Park House Simmental £1745 Castlewigg Beef Shorthorn £1722 Thrimby Hall, £1267 Farlam Hill Holstein Friesian £1457, £1374, £1372, £1012 Conheath Farm, £1322, £1320 South Lambhill, £1197 Barwinnock, £1182, £1170, £1139, £1082 Randalinton Norwegian Red £1400, £1281 Kirkbride House Friesian £1354, £1313, £1308 High House, £1260, £1215 Wed Holme House Hereford £1353 Netherton Belted Galloway £1323 Thornthwaite Hall Aberdeen Angus £1317 Stubbyknowe, £1263 Low Farm Holstein £1286 South Lambhill, £1212, £1073 Musgrave Hall, £1201, £1083 Stubbyknowe, £1112 (x2) Castlesteads, £1066 Justicetown.

Leading Bull Priced per Kilo: British Blue 269.5p Moris Farm, 262.5p Stonebyres, 257.5p South Road, 244.5p Mirkbooths, 227.5p Netherton, 203.5p Barwinnock Limousin 253.5p, 250.5p, 249.5p (x2), 245.5p, 242.5p, 240.5p, 238.5p (x2), 236.5p, 231.5p Scarletts Farm, 251.5p Balgray Hill, 249.5p The Laws, 249.5p, 243.5p South Road, 248.5p Sanders Close, 247.5p, 246.5p Haltcliffe Blonde 247.5p, 244.5p Oulton Hall Charolais 243.5p Greenfield, 216.5p (x2) Netherton Aberdeen Angus 222.5p Low Farm, 201.5p Stubbyknowe, 183.5p Park House Hereford 211.5p Netherton Friesian 210.5p, 207.5p Wed Holme House, 210.5p, 207.5p, 198.5p High House Beef Shorthorn 207.5p Thrimby Hall, 196.5p Farlam Hill Norwegian Red 201.5p, 194.5p Kirkbride House Simmental 199.5p Castlewigg Holstein Friesian 192.5p, 176.5p South Lambhill, 187.5p, 184.5p (x2) Conheath Farm, 184.5p, 182.5p, 179.5p, 173.5p Randalinton, 184.5p Barwinnock, 175.5p Justicetown Holstein 189.5p, 184.5p Castlesteads, 186.5p, 180.5p, 176.5p (x2) Musgrave Hall, 183.5p Justicetown, 181.5p South Lambhill, 177.5p Stubbyknowe Belted Galloway 172.5p Thornthwaite Hall.

PRIME CATTLE: A smaller entry of only 41 prime steers and heifers forward whereby trade was exceeding expectations throughout the sale.  Steers seen a days overall top of £1798 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle, this was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Messrs Nicholson sold a run of 6 steers to average 231ppk with an overall average of £1745.56.  Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton sold another to £1770.20.  British Blue crosses peaked at £1742.65 again from Messrs Nicholson and this time purchased by Messrs E Fairlie, Letham.  Charolais crosses to £1692.27 from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie purchased again by Pioneer Foods.  Top pence per kilo steers were Limousin crosses from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks receiving 241.5p twice.

Heifers peaked at £1530.36 for a Limousin from Messrs Graham, Rose Castle, Carlisle purchased by Kings Butchers, others to £1492.65 from Messrs Steel, Steeley Farm, Bishop Auckland purchased by Messrs Fairlie. Messrs Barker, Little Broomhills, Carlisle sold top British Blue cross to £1445.83 purchased by Jewitt Meats.

Top overall pence per kilo of 249.5ppk was attained by Messrs Philipson, Glebe Farm, Penrith purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brockwood Abattoir, Halifax, others to 241.55ppk from Messrs Steel, Steeley Farm purchased by Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton. 

More are required on a weekly basis, please advise all entries for next week’s sale by phone or text to auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274. Please ensure all clean cattle are penned by 10.45am on Monday mornings.

Leading Prices Per Head:
Limousin £1798, £1762, £1740, £1733, £1695 The Lake, £1770, £1695 Bothel Parks, £1700 Hoddamtown British Blue £1742 The Lake, £1429, £1428 Little Broomhills Charolais £1692 Hoddamtown Aberdeen Angus £1387, £1336, £1310 Conheath Farm Ayrshire £1142 Horseclose.

Heifers: Limousin £1530 Rose Castle, £1492, £1415, £1397, £1379 Steeley Farm, £1420, £1343 Airyolland, £1403 Bonshawside, £1362 Glebe Farm British Blue £1445 Little Broomhills Aberdeen Angus £1402, £1366 Conheath Farm Simmental £1357 Chapel House.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
241.5p (x2) Bothel Parks, 236.5p, 235.5p, 231.5p, 230.5p, 224.5p The Lake, 235.5p Hoddamtown, 226.5p Glebe Farm Charolais 231.5p Hoddamtown British Blue 227.5p The Lake Aberdeen Angus 202.5p Conheath Farm Ayrshire 165.5p, 163.5p Horse Close.

Heifers: Limousin 249.5p Glebe Farm, 241.5p, 239.5p, 232.5p, 229.5p, 226.5p Steeley Farm, 236.5p Rose Castle, 234.5p Airyolland, 233.5p Bonshawside Simmental 200.5p Chapel House Aberdeen Angus 189.5p Conheath Farm.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A larger show of 332 cast cows and stock bulls was on offer to an ever increasing ringside of buyers and once again trade was sharper.  Messrs Gerrard, Moris Farm, Knutsford sold a British Blue cow for 862kg, 265.5p, £2288 bought by Jimmy Woods for Bowland Foods.

Mr Neil Barclay, South Road, Insch run of cows topped at 907kg, 208.5p, £1891 and 672kg, 215.5p, £1448 for Limousins bought by Owain Llyr and Bowland Foods.  Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk sold a Limousin cow for 853kg, 189.5p, £1616 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Hodgson, Green Farm sold a British Blue cross cow for 709kg, 223.5p, £1584 to Jewitt Meats.  Mr Brian Hall, Ainstable Hall run of Limousin cows topped at 730kg, 214.5p, £1565 to Bowland Foods.  Messrs Bell, Woodhall, Bardon Mill run of cows topped at 717kg, 206.5p, £1480 to Jewitt Meats.

All classes of dairy cast cows were in great demand from start to finish with 35 selling for over £1000.  Messrs Wilson, Evening Hill run of Holstein cross cows topped at 924kg, 145.5p, £1344 to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Bulman & Son, Bank House run of Friesian cows topped at 904kg, 146.5p, £1324 also to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Weightman, Highwood Nook run of Holstein cross cows topped at 851kg, 154.5p, £1314 to Charles Kirkpatrick.    Messrs Workman, The Beeches run of Montbeliarde cross cows topped at 857kg, 151.5p, £1298 and 816kg, 148.5p, £1211 both purchased by Dovecote Park.  Messrs Errington, Annfield sold a Holstein cross cow for 833kg, 151.5p, £1262 to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Wilson & Sons, Marsh House sold a Holstein cross cow for 814kg, 151.5p, £1233 also to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Marshall, Hardgrave Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 831kg, 147.5p, £1225 also to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths Holstein cross cows topped at 815kg, 147.5p, £1202 to Dovecote Park.

Leading Prices per head: British Blue £2288 Moris Farm, £1584 Green Farm, £1398 High Lodore, £1376 Woodhall, £1256 Sickergill, £1241 Northfield Park, £1132 Low Northsceugh, £1128 Cote House, £1106 Hesleywell Limousin £1891, £1448 South Road, £1616, £1350 Upper Brydekirk, £1565, £1343, £1337, £1268, £1191 Ainstable Hall, £1480 Woodhall, £1439, £1330 Thackwood, £1422 Haltcliffe, £1411 Green Farm, £1294, £1169, £1099 The Close, £1270, £1189 Low Northsceugh, £1242 High Wreay, £1222 Gallowberry, £1146 New House, £1121 Thirlwall Castle, £1103 Prospect Grange Simmental £1750 Skelfhill, £1234, £1198, £1013 Kirtleton House, £1192, £1056 Chapel House Aberdeen Angus £1055 Westhills, £1052 Greenside Keep Cottage Holstein Friesian £1344, £1146 Evening Hill, £1314, £1188 Highwood Nook, £1262 Annfield, £1225, £1012 Hardgrove, £1202 Mirkbooths, £1191, £1158 Burtholme, £1191 Marlborough Hall, £1183, £1138 Justicetown, £1139 Park House, £1138 South Road, £1124 Windy Hill, £1122 Barsalloch, £1118 Park House, £1088, £1042 Sandraw, £1067 Bromfield Hall, £1048 Bleaberry Rigg, £1034 The Howes Friesian £1324 Bank House, £1195 Gelt Hall, £1088, £1030 Sandraw, £1054, £1029 King Hill Montbeliarde £1298, £1211 Beeches Holstein £1233 Marsh House, £1099 Blencogo House, £1099 Waterside Hereford £1092 Crossrigg, £1023 Annfield Maine Anjou £1106 South Road Charolais £1055 Edenbanks Fleckvieh £1050 Lowther Low Moor Jersey £716 Dolphenby.

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 265.5p Moris Farm, 223.5p Green Farm, 193.5p Cote House, 187.5p Woodhall, 184.5p High Lodore, 169.5p Low Northsceugh, 159.5p Northfield Park, 157.5p Sickergill Limousin 215.5p, 208.5p South Road, 214.5p, 188.5p, 176.5p, 169.5p, 168.5p Ainstable Hall, 206.5p Woodhall, 199.5p, 198.5p, 191.5p, 185.5p The Close, 199.5p Haltcliffe, 189.5p, 162.5p Upper Brydekirk, 183.5p, 178.5p Low Northsceugh, 182.5p Thackwood, 171.5p Green Farm, 169.5p High Wreay, 163.5p Thirlwall Castle, 162.5p Gallowberry Friesian 179.5p, 153.5p, 143.5p Sandraw, 162.5p, 156.5p, 139.5p King Hill, 151.5p, 137.5p Gelt Hall, 146.5p, 133.5p, 132.5p Bank House, 132.5p Aldoth Holstein 178.5p, 174.5p, 149.5p Blencogo House, 151.5p Marsh House, 139.5p Waterside, 130.5p Cote House Holstein Friesian 171.5p Barwinnock, 170.5p, 147.5p Mirkbooths, 169.5p Bailey Town, 167.5p, 162.5p Berrier Head, 165.5p Chalk Lodge, 154.5p, 149.5p, 143.5p Highwood Nook, 154.5p, 146.5p Trailflatt, 151.5p Annfield, 150.5p, 141.5p Burtholme, 148.5p Barsalloch, 147.5p, 140.5p Park House, 147.5p Hardgrove, 147.5p (x2) Sandraw, 147.5p, 145.5p Evening Hill, 139.5p Cote House, 139.5p Bromfield Hall Simmental 167.5p, 156.5p Kirtleton House, 157.5p Chapel House Aberdeen Angus 155.5p Westhills, 146.5p Changue Parthenais 155.5p Low Northsceugh Hereford 153.5p Annfield, 146.5p Crossrigg Montbeliarde 151.5p, 148.5p Beeches, 149.5p Gillespie, 146.5p Glenalmer, 135.5p, 133.5p, 131.5p, 130.5p Greenwrae Maine Anjou 139.5p South Road Beef Shorthorn 138.5p Marsh House Ayrshire 137.5p New House, 133.5p Marleycote Walls Fleckvieh 134.5p, 130.5p Kirkhouse Dairy Norwegian Red 132.5p Bailey Town MRI 126.5p Haltcliffe Belted Galloway 124.5p Askerton Castle Jersey 111.5p Dolphenby

CAST BULLS: A good show of 10 stock bulls were on offer with all classes being the dearest to date.  Thrimby Farm Ltd, Thrimby Hall sold two outstanding British Blue bulls for 1116kg, 199.5, £2226 and 1168kg, 183.5p, £2143 both purchased by Jimmy Woods for Bowland Foods.  Messrs Brown & Co, Little Culmain sold the top priced Charolais stock bull for 1130kg, 158.5p, £1791 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Warden, Skelfhill sold the top priced Simmental stock bull for 1179kg, 148.5p, £1750 to Bowland Foods.  Messrs Armstrong & Sons, Broomhills sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1047kg, 165.5p, £1732 to Mike Helliwell.  Messrs Miller, Tarn Lodge sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus stock bull for 1010kg, 138.5p, £1398 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £2226, £2143 Thrimby Hall Charolais £1791 Little Culmain Limousin £1732 Broomhills Aberdeen Angus £1398 Tarn Lodge, £1309 High Plains Ayrshire £1305 Plasketlands Hereford £1156 The Howes.

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 199.5p, 183.5p Thrimby Hall Limousin 165.5p Broomhills Charolais 158.5p Little Culmain Simmental 148.5p Skelfhill Aberdeen Angus 138.5p Tarn Lodge, 127.5p High Plains Hereford 124.5p The Howes Ayrshire 122.5p Plasketlands.

PRIME SHEEP: On Monday 15th March H&H held their weekly sale of prime sheep with another strong entry of 1661 head.  A much plainer show of hoggs on the whole were forward with many now showing the tail end of their crop, those with well finished hoggs were treated to another barnstorming trade, with an overall average of 290ppk.

Top of the tree this week was John Fell Snr, Stanger Hill, Wigton who sold Texel hoggs to a top of £170 for a superb 47kg hogg; not to be outdone, John fell Jnr brought another superb run of mule hoggs to top the section at an eyewatering £150 per head demonstrating that every weight, grade and breed is catered for at Carlisle.  Top pence per kilo this week was 384ppk for a pen of 5 Beltex from AG Dempster, Castlehill, Tundergarth.

Hill hoggs sold to £148 for Cheviots from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown and 307.5ppk for Herdwicks from Messrs Bowman, Brampton Fell.  Messrs Fisher sold 320 hill hoggs to average £134.72 a head.

Leading prices per head: Texel £170 Stanger Hill, £166, £155 (x2) Flimby Hall, £164, £158, £157, £154 Kirtlevale, £163 Low Moor, £163 Hards Cottage, £160, £153 Lonning Farm, £159, £155, £152 Smalmstown, £158, £155 Old Rectory, £158, £157, £156 Newhall, £155 Rigg House, £154 Stoneraise Place, £154 Thrimby Hall, £154 Low Tarns, £153 Stanley House Dutch Texel £156, £144, £143 Town Head, £146, £144 Sycamore House Suffolk £154, £146, £140 Stoneraise Place, £147, £145 Smalmstown, £145 Mirkbooths, £144 (x2) Newhall, £143 Low Moor, £143, £140 Midtown Beltex £152, £151, £148, £147 Hollands, £150, £146, £144 (x2) Castlehill, £149 Burgh Head, £143, £141 Glebelands Greyfaced £150, £141 (x2), £132 Stanger Hill, £139.50, £138, £134 Newhall, £136, £132.50 Brampton Fell, £135.50, £132 Combe Crag, £131 Weary Hall Style, £130 Mirkbooths Zwartbles £150 Low Moor, £150, £140 (x3) Harrington Ling Cheviots £148, £130 Smalmstown, £136, £127 Middlebiehill, £130 Castlehill, £125 Mirkbooths Blackface £144.50, £138.50, £135, £133, £130 (x2), £124 (x2) Smalmstown, £125 Stobbs Farm Kerry Hill £135 Thrimby Hall Herdwick £123 Brampton Fell Badger Face £106 Gracies Farm Swaledale £100 Church Farm, £95 Whitehead Hill.

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Beltex 384p, 360p, 343p, 337p, 333p, 327p Castlehill, 366p (x2), 340p Glebelands, 361p, 358p, 328p Hollands, 354p, 324p Burgh Head Texel 373p, 371p, 345p, 342p, 330p, 320p (x2) Newhall, 366p Low Tarns, 361p Stanger Hill, 348p, 344p, 331p Smalmstown, 341p, 328p Kirtlevale, 340p Lonning Farm, 337p, 322p Flimby Hall, 328p, 320p Intack House, 327p, 318p, 315p Stoneraise Place, 317p, 316p Wardhall Guards, 306p, 304p Town Head, 305p Sycamore House Bleu Du Maine 310p, 307p Stanley House Herdwick 307p Brampton Fell Blackface 305p Stobbs Farm, 289p (x3), 288p, 283p (x2), 281p (x2) Smalmstown, 283p Broathill Suffolk 302p, 293p, 292p, 288p Newhall, 298p Broomhill, 297p (x2) Midtown, 296p Stoneraise Place, 290p, 288p Smalmstown, 280p Low Moor, 280p Stoneraise Place Cheviot 298p Thrimby Hall, 295p, 286p Middlebiehill, 293p Stoneraise Place, 291p Micklethwaite, 290p, 288p Smalmstown, 284p Mirkbooths, 283p Castlehill Badger Face 291p Gracies Farm Greyfaced 281p, 279p, 278p, 276p Newhall, 276p, 275p Brampton Fell, 276p Ingledene, 275p, 273p, 271p Coombe Crag, 270p Low Moor, 270p Weary Hall Style Swaledale 256p Church Farm, 253p Whitehead Hill.  

CAST SHEEP: Trade continues to fly with numbers being in short supply.  Topping todays sale at £132 was Texels from Messrs Grieve, Whiteside.  Meaty sheep of all classes were well bid for with mules being in cracking demand selling to £109 twice from Messrs Grieve and Messrs Sanderson, Swallowdene, Blackface to £105 from Messrs Dixon, The Stobbs and Swales to £70 from Messrs Morton, Church Farm.

Leading prices per head:
Texel £132 Whiteside, £130, £124, £110, £108, £101 Cardew Hall, £112, £110, £98 Boreland Farm, £112, £98 Hunley, £109 Harrington Ling, £108, £98 Outer Woodhead, £105, £101 Midtown, £101, £98 High Acres Suffolk £126 Town Head, £95 Outer Woodhead, £93 Hunley Zwartbles £115 Harrington Ling Greyfaced £109 Whiteside, £109, £95 Swallowdene, £92 Langrigg Hall, £92 Burthwaite Blackface £105 Stobbs Farm, £72, £63 Whiteside Ryeland £98 Boreland Farm Swaledale £70 Church Farm Herdwick £64 Ribton House Shetland £60 Kirkland Howe.

Rams: Texel £110 Boreland Farm Beltex £106 Cardew 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