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Date: 29 March 2021 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 29th March Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. Once again a good show of 360 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle along with 1529 prime sheep.

PRIME BULLS: The 82 prime bulls were an absolute flyer from start to finish for all shapes and sizes with many more required weekly.  Topping the overall price per head was Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith with their Limousin which achieved £2116.13 and was purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick.  British Blues sold to £1729.04 from Messrs Mitchell, Mirkbooths, Carlisle purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.  Top overall pence per kilo of 256.5ppk was paid to Messrs Thompson, Townfoot for their aforementioned bull.  Messrs Brown, Willows Farm, Workington sold their best to 255.5ppk purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston and Messrs Cleasby, Linden House, Penrith to 254.5ppk again purchased by Bowland Foods.

Black and whites seen the biggest lift on the day with a days overall top of £1324.55 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Johnston, Cote House, Carlisle, this was also top pence per kilo of 224.5ppk; next best was £1277.16 for a Holstein from Castlesteads Farms Ltd, Penrith purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.  Fleckviehs sold to 198.5ppk from Seymour Farms, Wigton and finally other Holstein Friesians to 196.5ppk from Messrs Irving, Bectonhall, Canonbie.  Please advise entries by call or text to the auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £2116, £1749, £1694 Townfoot, £1720 Low Farm, £1712 Gallowberry, £1659, £1656, £1655 Willows, £1610, £1562 Linden House, £1492 The Flatt, £1491 Bectonhall, £1485 High Whinnow, £1470, £1457 Beck House British Blue £1729, £1386 Mirkbooths, £1558 Old Town, £1362 Cote House, £1321, £1303 Justicetown Simmental £1436, £1429, £1407 New Steadings, £1388 Beck House Aberdeen Angus £1389 The Flatt, £1384 Low Farm, £1336 Greystone House Holstein Friesian £1324 Cote House, £1262, £1133, £1122 Randalinton, £1249 Bectonhall, £1248 Woodhouses, £1215, £1205, £1103, £1100 High Whinnow, £1169 Milton Farm, £1108 Justicetown Hereford £1302 Randalinton Charolais £1298 Beck House Holstein £1277, £1229, £1056 Castlesteads Fleckvieh £1149, £1119 Seymour House.

Leading Bull Priced per Kilo : Limousin 256.5p, 254.5p, 252.5p Townfoot, 255.5p, 249.5p Willows, 254.5p, 252.5p Linden House, 249.5p, 247.5p Beck House, 246.5p (x2) Willows, 237.5p Gallowberry, 236.5p Seymour House British Blue 249.5p, 226.5p, 211.5p Mirkbooths, 232.5p Cote House, 227.5p, 225.5p Justicetown, 220.5p Old Town, 202.5p Park House Holstein Friesian 224.5p Cote House, 196.5p Bectonhall, 194.5p, 190.5p, 177.5p Justicetown, 186.5p (x2), 185.5p Randalinton, 178.5p, 176.5p High Whinnow, 176.5p, 171.5p Beck House, 176.5p Cote House, 170.5p Woodhouses Aberdeen Angus 221.5p Low Farm, 219.5p The Flatt, 199.5p Greystone House, 192.5p Cote House, 190.5p Park House Simmental 217.5p New Steadings, 208.5p Beck House Charolais 213.5p Beck House Hereford 203.5p Randalinton Fleckvieh 198.5p, 184.5p Seymour House Holstein 185.5p, 183.5p, 182.5p Castlesteads.

PRIME CATTLE: - A very small entry of only 30 prime steers and heifers were forward which was way short of requirements, this was mainly due to the year end.  Top overall was a superb Limousin cross steer from Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill, Carlisle and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle at a grand total of £1797.08.  Messrs Wilson also sold another to the second top of £1758.13.  Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle sold their dearest run of 6 cattle to £1747.74 and to an average of 240ppk. Top pence per kilo steer of 244.5ppk was paid to Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse, Carlisle and was purchased again by Pioneer Foods.

Heifers numbers were also short of requirements and saw a very good trade throughout, with the days top of £1659.39 for Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse and was purchased by Owain Llyr, Ruthin.  This heifer was also top pence per kilo of 260.5ppk.  Messrs Story, Newbiggin also sold Limousin cross heifers to £1614.41 and Mr William Miller, High Aketon, Wigton topped at £1552.45 and a top pence per kilo of 254.5ppk purchased by Mathers Butchers. Messrs Miller’s run of heifers averaged a healthy 247ppk.

More will be required despite the Bank Holiday Monday, please advise entries by Call or Text to the Auctioneer Grant Anderson.

Leading Prices Per Head:
Limousin £1797, £1758, £1729 Petteril Hill, £1747, £1643 Newbiggin, £1735, £1661, £1615 The Lake, £1696 Nealhouse, £1532 Bothel Parks. 

Heifers: Limousin £1659 Nealhouse, £1614, £1500, £1477, £1381 Newbiggin, £1552, £1453, £1398 High Aketon, £1482 Petteril Bank, £1458 Petteril Hill, £1385 Mirkbooths.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
244.5p Nealhouse, 242.5p (x2) Petteril Hill, 240.5p, 236.5p The Lake, 236.5p Bothel Parks, 236.5p, 234.5p Newbiggin.

Heifers: Limousin 260.5p Nealhouse, 254.5p, 251.5p, 248.5p High Aketon, 248.5p Petteril Hill, 245.5p Petteril Bank, 245.5p, 243.5p, 241.5p, 239.5p Newbiggin.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A good entry of 258 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer to a keen ring side of buyers ensuring a great trade once again.  JTC Excavating sold the top priced British Blue cow for 912kg, 217.5p, £1983 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Malone, Pitcairn Farm sold a British Blue cow for 795kg, 247.5p, £1967 to Owain Llyr.

Mr Gary Bell, Haas Side cast cows topped at 772kg, 215.5p, £1663 for a Blonde bought by Owain Llyr, Messrs Webster, East Plenmeller run of cows topped at 773kg, 207.5p, £1603 for a British Blue X bought by Charles Kirkpatrick, Messrs Thompson, East Unthank sold a Limousin X cow for 765kg, 206.5p, £1579 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Meek, Eland Hall run of cows topped at 758kg, 204.5p, £1550 to Bill Howard for Jewitt Meats.  Mr Gary Bell also sold a Limousin X cow for 930kg, 164.5p, £1529 to Sean McGimpsey, Messrs Brannen, Scar Top run of cows topped at 816kg, 184.5p, £1502 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

All classes of dairy cast cows were on offer to again one of the dearest trades with 35 selling for more than £1000.  Messrs Irving, Meinbank Farm sold a Fleckvieh cow for 857kg, 161.5p, £1384 to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Wilson, Evening Hill run of Holstein X cows topped at 941kg, 145.5p, £1369 to Dovecote Park, Messrs Whitfield, Woodhouses sold a Holstein X cow for 863kg, 156.5p, £1350 also to Dovecote Park.

Messrs Armour, Milton Farm sold a Holstein X heifer for 757kg, 173.5p, £1313 to Alan Jarvis, Messrs Weightman, Highwood Nook run of cows topped at 867kg, 148.5p, £1287 to Dovecote Park, Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold a Holstein X cows for 727kg, 174.5p, £1268 and 692kg, 168.5p, £1166 both to Les Fell.  Messrs Story, Blackrigg sold a Holstein X heifer for 680kg, 184.5p, £1254 to Martin Grix; Messrs Coulthard, Chalkside run of Holstein X cows topped at 676kg, 185.5p, £1253 for a heifer bought by Les Fell.  Messrs Crichton & Son, Limekiln sold a Holstein X cow for 864kg, 143.5p, £1239 to Dovecote Park, Messrs Hall, Whitlawside sold a Friesian heifer for 564kg, 184.5p, £1040 to Les Fell, Seymour Farms sold a Fleckvieh heifer for 623kg, 175.5p, £1093 to Les Fell and Messrs Pattinson & Son, Walby Hall sold a Holstein X heifer for 656kg, 164.5p, £1079 also to Les Fell.    

Leading Prices per head:   British Blue £1983 Making Place Bungalow, £1967 Pitcairn, £1603 East Plenmeller, £1505  Scar Top, £1192 Northfield Park, £1165 Cumdivock, £1120 Winterhope Blonde £1663 Haas Side Limousin £1579 East Unthank, £1550 Eland Hall, £1529 Haas Side, £1488 Linden House, £1334, £1294, £1237 Wood Hall, £1296, £1198 East Plenmeller, £1290, £1199, £1165 Linden House, £1212 Raygarth Field, £1209 Bowscale, £1191 Cumdivock, £1178 Kirkhouse, £1141 Northfield Park Simmental £1455, £1320, £1282 Kirtleton House, £1394 Wardpark, £1120 Gerrard House Fleckvieh £1384 Meinbank, £1093 Seymour House, £1049 Wardpark, £1004 Askrigg Hall Aberdeen Angus £1378, £1242 Eland Hall Holstein Friesian £1369, £1109 Evening Hill, £1350, £1057 Woodhouses, £1313 Milton Farm, £1287, £1156, £1054 Highwood Nook, £1268, £1166, £1032 Mirkbooths, £1254 Blackrigg, £1253, £1180 Chalkside, £1239 Limekilns, £1192, £1186 High Plains, £1104 Old Town, £1081 Thackwood, £1079 Walby Hall, £1072 Chalk Lodge Friesian £1083 Rye Close, £1047, £1039 High House, £1040 Whitlawside, £1030 Gamerigg, £1017 The Howes, £1009 East Nethershields, £1000 Barsalloch Beef Shorthorn £1064 Eland Hall Holstein £1011 Petteril Bank Galloway £954 Kernal Rigg Jersey £724 Askham Hall.

Leading Prices per K ilo: British Blue 247.5p Pitcairn, 217.5p Making Place Bungalow, 207.5p East Plenmeller, 184.5p Scar Top, 175.5p Thackwood, 173.5p, 167.5p, 160.5p Northfield Park, 173.5p Wallhead, 171.5p Bowscale, 167.5p Winterhope Blonde 215.5p Haas Side Limousin 206.5p East Unthank, 204.5p Eland Hall, 195.5p, 175.5p Raygarth Field, 187.5p, 186.5p, 168.5p, 167.5p Linden House, 183.5p Bowscale, 176.5p, 167.5p, 163.5p Wood Hall, 168.5p, 164.5p East Plenmeller, 166.5p Kirkhouse, 164.5p Haas Side, 163.5p Northfield Park Holstein Friesian 185.5p, 148.5p Chalkside, 184.5p Blackrigg, 174.5p, 168.5p Mirkbooths, 173.5p Milton Farm, 164.5p Walby Hall, 157.5p Cardurnock, 156.5p, 140.5p Woodhouses, 152.5p, 137.5p High Plains, 151.5p Chalk Lodge, 148.5p (x2), 143.5p Highwood Nook, 145.5p Evening Hill, 144.5p The Howes, 143.5p Limekilns, 142.5p Gamerigg, 139.5p Thackwood, 136.5p Espland Hill, 136.5p Barsalloch, 136.5p Craighouse, 135.5p Old Town Friesian 184.5p Whitlawside, 149.5p 144.5p High House, 139.5p Rye Close, 134.5p Greyrigg Fleckvieh 175.5p Seymour House, 161.5p Meinbank, 145.5p Wardpark Aberdeen Angus 167.5p, 157.5p Eland Hall, 142.5p Birtley Shields Simmental 160.5p (x2), 157.5p Kirtleton House, 158.5p Wardpark, 153.5p Winterhope Beef Shorthorn 152.5p Eland Hall Bazadaise 146.5p Winterhope Galloway 136.5p, 134.5p Kernal Rigg Holstein 133.5p Petteril Bank Belted Galloway 127.5p Wallish Walls, 127.5p Craigs Longhorn 124.5p Susans Farm Jersey 121.5p Askham Hall

CAST BULLS: A larger show of 11 stock bulls on offer.  Messrs Graham, Wallhead sold a Limousin X stock bull for 1030kg, 182.5p, £1879 to Owain Llyr, Messrs Walton & Sons, Farnbury sold a Limousin stock bull for 1014kg, 156.5p, £1586 to Mike Helliwell, Messrs Hunter, Stoneraise sold an Aberdeen Angus stock bull for 1076kg, 147.5p, £1587 also to Mike Helliwell.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1879 Wallhead, £1586 Farnbury Aberdeen Angus £1587 Stoneraise, £1543 Wallish Walls Hereford £1534 Whitlawside Montbeliarde £1397 East Nethershields Holstein Friesian £1380 West Whitrigg.

Leading Prices per K ilo: Limousin 182.5p Wallhead, 156.5p Farnbury Montbeliarde 144.5p East Nethershields Holstein Friesian 129.5p West Whitrigg Whitebred Shorthorn 129.5p Softley Hereford 122.5p Whitlawside.

PRIME SHEEP: The weekly sale of prime sheep had a slightly reduced entry of 1529 head forward.

A good entry of well finished hoggs came forward this week, with only a few tail end types running through them. Handy weight sheep of all classes and breeds regularly sold beyond 300ppk, to give a fantastic SQQ average of 297ppk, well exceeding pre-sale predictions.

A small entry of spring lambs sold to £152 from Messrs Moffatt, West Shaftoe, Hexham.

The Anderson Brothers, Nether Stenries, Carrutherstown sold the top two lots of hoggs this week with Beltex cross Texel hoggs to £174 a head.

Top pence per kilo was 402.8ppk was paid for smart Export types from Messrs Skelton, New Hall, Dearham. Suffolks to £152 from Messrs Ramsay Dockray Hall, Wigton and to 306.5ppk from Bromfield Hall Farms, Wigton.

Hill hoggs sold to £144 for Cheviots from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown and to 294.2ppk for Blackies from Messrs JW Coulthard, Brisco Hill, Longtown.

Leading Prices per head: Beltex £174, £170 Leafield, £154, £146, £145, £143 New Hall Texel £174 Nether Stenries, £168, £160 Dockray Hall, £163, £160, £158 (x2) High House, £163, £157, £156, £155 Smalmstown, £160 Blue Dial, £158 New Hall, £156 Mill Farm, £154 Bowness Hall, £153 Lonning Farm Suffolk £152, £146 Dockray Hall, £149, £139 Smalmstown, £147 New House, £142 Hazel House, £141 Bromfield Hall, £137 (x2) Mirkbooths Dutch Texel £147, £143, £141 Sycamore House Hill Cheviot £144, £132.50 Smalmstown, £137, £131, £128 Middlebiehill, £126 Orton Rigg Badger Face £142 Dockray Hall Blackface £140, £136, £134, £133, £131, £130, £127, £126 Smalmstown, £126.5p Brisco Hill Greyfaced £130, £122.50 Mirkbooths, £126, £122.50 Old Church, £120 Smalmstown.

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 402.8p, 366.7p, 358.1p New Hall, 246.9p Leafield Suffolk 306.5p, 298.9p Bromfield Hall, 306.3p, 292.8p New Hall, 285.4p, 279.6p Mirkbooths, 283.7p, 281.7p, 270.9p Smalmstown, 276.6p The Nook, 276.6p Midtown Texel 297.4p, 362.2p, 360.5p, 358p, 353.1p, 348.8p, 347.7p, 337.5p, 337.2p New Hall, 381p Dockray Hall, 364.3p, 351.7p, 341.5p, 340.9p Copperthorns, 335.6p Smalmstown, 335.6p Stoneraise Place Blackfaced 294.2p, 282.9p Brisco Hill, 286p, 285.9p, 285.1p, 284.3p, 283.3p (x2) Smalmstown, 275.9p Street Head Hill Cheviot 284.4p, 274p, 272.9p Middlebiehill, 284.1p, 274.3p, 273.2p Smalmstown, 281.6p Micklethwaite, 272.8p Mirkbooths Greyfaced 266.7p Smalmstown Farm 258.2p Ingledene 255.9p Stoneraise Place Dutch Texel 258.5p, 335.7p Sycamore House.


Leading prices per head :
Texel £156, £134, £120 High House, £140 Bowness Hall, £138, £130 Wallhead, £120 Rose Cottage, £118, £106 Midtown, £102 Leafield Leicester £130, £110 East Unthank Suffolk £121 Sandysike, £114 Stonewalls, £113, £95 Bowness Hall, £110 Oakbank Greyfaced £110 High House, £109 Oakbank, £109 White Moss, £101 Midtown, £96 Stonewalls, £93 Wallhead Swaledale £59 East Unthank.

Rams: Beltex £160 Mill Farm Texel £170 Southwaite Green Mill, £160, £140, £96 Midtown.


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