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Date: 05 April 2021 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 5th April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A smaller show of 270 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle along with 2311 prime sheep were forward for the bank holiday Monday.

PRIME BULLS: A quieter day was had due to the bank holiday but every vendor forward was more than rewarded by their trade. A plainer offering of 54 bulls on offer and a real lack of shapey, heavier bulls. Top overall was a Simmental cross from Messrs Potter, Cardew House, Carlisle achieving £1525 purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Limousin crosses sold to £1498 from Seymour Farms, Wigton purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Natives from Messrs Irving, Bectonhall, Canonbie sold to £1468.94 purchased by Jewitt Meats. It was Messrs Brown, Willows Farm, Workington that received the top price per kilo of 244.5p for a Limousin cross again purchased by Ralph Pearson. Dairy bred bulls were also fantastically easy to sell and peaked at £1411 for a Friesian from Messrs Bland, The Flatt, Brampton purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. Holstein Friesians also sold to £1395 from Messrs Armstrong, Randalinton, Carlisle again purchased by Bowland Foods. Messrs Bland also sold top pence per kilo of 214.5p for the aforementioned Friesian bull.

Please advise entries by call or text to the auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading Bull Prices per Head: Simmental £1525, £1450 Cardew House Limousin £1498, £1395 Seymour House, £1469, £1437, £1383, £1364 Willows, £1395, £1321 High House, £1386 Bectonhall Aberdeen Angus £1468 Bectonhall, £1430 King Hill, £1399, £1318 Long Park, £1305 Beck House Salers £1432 Beck House Friesian £1411, £1364 The Flatt Holstein Friesian £1391, £1097 Randalinton, £1245 Beck House, £1189, £1097 Barwinnock, £1145, £1140, £1112 Elephant Farm, £1115 Mirkbooths, £1101 Ratten Castle British Blue £1266 High House Montbeliarde £1190 Seymour House.

Leading Bull Priced per Kilo : Limousin 244.5p, 222.5p, 217.5p, 215.5p Willows, 234.5p, 225.5p Seymour House, 225.5p(x2), 216.5p High House Salers 232.5p Beck House Aberdeen Angus 217.5, 210.5p Long Park, 206.5p Beck House, 201.5p Bectonhall Simmental 215.5p, 195.5p Cardew House, 204.5p Beck House Friesian 214.5p, 193.5p The Flatt British Blue 212.5p High House Holstein Friesian 209.5p, 191.5p, 183.5p, 179.5p Randalinton, 200.5p Beck House, 193.5p, 174.5p, 181.5p Elephant Farm, 189.5p Ratten Castle, 186.5p, 180.5p, 179.5p Brisco Hill, 185.5p, 183.5p Barwinnock, 183.5p, 178.5p Mirkbooths Montbeliarde 190.5p Seymour House Dairy Shorthorn 174.5p Brisco Hill.

PRIME CATTLE: Bank Holiday tightens numbers once again but sees the trade soar through the roof. Top overall was a marvellous Limousin cross steer from Messrs Hewitson, Lords Close, Maryport who peaked at £1977.53. Messrs Jefferson, Abbey Cowper, Wigton sold one to £1931 and Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill, Carlisle to £1921 all purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo of 258.5p was also received by Messrs Hewitson, Lords Close for another Limousin cross. Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton matched this same price with their Limousin cross. The sale of steers averaged £1782.30. Heifers likewise were lacking in numbers but received a marvellous trade throughout. Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Pattinson, Bonshawside, Lockerbie attaining £1591.25 and purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Top overall pence per kilo of 271.5p was paid to Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Messrs Studholme, Nealhouses sold another to 254.5p purchased by WE Fairlie, Letham.

Many more are urgently required on a weekly basis please advise entries by call or text to the auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.  

Leading Prices Per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1977 Lords Close, £1931, £1754 Abbey Cowper, £1921, £1843 Petteril Hill, £1856, £1656 Bothel Parks, £1748 Nealhouse.

Heifers: Limousin £1591, £1475 Bonshawside, £1519 Nealhouse, £1400 Greenhill, £1385 Petteril Hill, £1351 Meikleholm.

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
258.5p, 239.5p Lords Close, 258.5p, 249.5p Bothel Parks, 257.5p Nealhouse, 257.5p, 253.5p Petteril Hill, 257.5p Greenhill, 254.5p, 252.5p Abbey Cowper.

Heifers: Limousin 271.5p Greenhill, 254.5p Nealhouse, 239.5p, 237.5p Bonshawside.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE:   A very pleasing entry of 207 cast cows were on offer to a keen ringside of buyers.  Messrs Hetherington, West Moor End sold a Limousin X cow for 712kg, 217.5p, £1548 to Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor with a Limousin X heifer from the same home selling for 214.5p to Sean McGimpsey.  Messrs Kearton, Wyse Hill run of cows topped at 839kg, 174.5p, £1464 for a Limousin X and 689kg, 203.5p, £1402 for a British Blue X and British Blue X heifers from the same home selling for 215.5p bought by Michael Helliwell and Les Fell.  Messrs Shaw, Crookdyke sold Limousin X cows and heifers for 687kg, 212.5p, £1459 and 609kg, 219.5p, £1336 bought by Sean McGimpsey and Jewitt Meats.  Messrs Priestly, Cracrop run of Limousin X cows topped at 736kg, 193.5p, £1424; 712kg, 199.5p, £1420 and 770kg, 178.5p, £1374 bought by Michael Helliwell, Charles Kirkpatrick and Owain Llyr.  Messrs Bell, Winterhope sold a Simmental X cow for 214.5p to Charles Kirkpatrick.

A great demand for all classes of dairy cast cows on offer, Mr John Rogerson & Son, Wardpark sold a Fleckvieh cow for 966kg, 155.5p, £1502 to Dovecote Park, Messrs Glendinning, Bridge End sold the top priced Friesian cow for 849kg, 157.5p, £1337 to Dovecote Park, Messrs Edgar & Co, Whitecroft Mains run of cows topped at 909kg, 145.5p, £1322 for a Holstein X and 812kg, 148.5p, £1205 for a Fleckvieh and again both bought by Dovecote Park.  Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold a Holstein X cow for 857kg, 152.5p, £1306, Messrs Dalgleish, Bulls Head sold a Holstein X cow for 862kg, 147.5p, £1271, Messrs Mandale & Son, Lambfield run of cows topped at 796kg, 150.5p, £1197 for a Danish Red and Messrs Clark, Whins sold a Friesian cow for 696kg, 157.5p, £1096 all going to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Shaw, Crookdyke sold a Holstein X heifer for 625kg, 169.5p, £1059 and Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End sold a Holstein X cow for 726kg, 163.5p, £1187 both to Capper Farming.

Leading Prices per head: Limousin £1548 West Moor End, £1464, £1124 Wyse Hill, £1459, £1336 Crookdyke, £1424, £1420, £1374 Cracrop, £1334 Meikleholm, £1294 The Swaites, £1249 Swallowdene, £1147 Housenrigg Fleckvieh £1502 Wardpark, £1205, £1149 Whitecroft Mains, £1191 Hill House British Blue £1402, £1217, £1216 Wyse Hill, £1322 Ridley Farm, £1309, £1109 Meikle Kirkland, £1200 Greenhill, £1071 Winterhope Friesian £1337 Bridge End, £1188, £1096 Whins, £1061 King Hill Holstein Friesian £1322, £1034 Whitecroft Mains, £1306 Mirkbooths, £1271 Bulls Head, £1187, £1062 Skelton Wood End, £1156, £1051 Dundraw £1112 Gamelsby, £1097 Beech House, £1083, £1078 High Pow, £1080 Broomhills, £1059 Crookdyke, £1028 Barwinnock, £1025 West House Simmental £1306 (x2), £1302, £1230, £1206, £1178 Kirtleton House, £1258 Ridley Farm, £1178, £1163 Newbie Mains, £1151 Winterhope Stabilizer £1205 The Swaites Danish Red £1197, £1163, £1090 Lambfield Holstein £1173 Newbampton, £1095 Dundraw, £1018 Stubbyknowe Aberdeen Angus £1100 Bullions, £1029 Meikle Kirkland Beef Shorthorn £1077 Whitehill Ayrshire £934 Plasketlands Jersey £802 The Gill Montbeliarde £791 Seymour House.

Leading Prices per K ilo: Limousin 219.5p, 212.5p Crookdyke, 217.5p, 214.5p West Moor End, 199.5p, 193.5p, 178.5p Cracrop, 177.5p Meikleholm, 175.5p Meikle Kirkland, 175.5p, 174.5p, 161.5p Wyse Hill, 174.5p The Swaites, 173.5p Swallowdene, 168.5p Fell End, 162.5p Housenrigg British Blue 215.5p, 203.5p, 168.5p, 159.5p (x2) Wyse Hill, 192.5p, 182.5p 157.5p Meikle Kirkland, 171.5p Ridley Farm, 163.5p Longrow, 161.5p, 157.5p, 155.5p Winterhope Simmental 214.5p Winterhope, 191.5p, 183.5p, 168.5p, 163.5p, 159.5p Kirtleton House, 161.5p Newbie Mains, 157.5p Ridley Farm, 155.5p Meikle Kirkland Aberdeen Angus 177.5p Barsalloch, 150.5p Meikle Kirkland, 148.5p Gillespie Stabilizer 171.5p The Swaites Holstein Friesian 169.5p Crookdyke, 163.5p Skelton Wood End, 153.5p Woodhouses, 152.5p Mirkbooths, 151.5p Howrigg, 149.5p Gerrard House, 147.5p Bulls Head, 146.5p Barsalloch, 145.5p Whitecroft Mains, 142.5p Broomhills, 140.5p Beech House, 140.5p West House Fleckvieh 157.5p, 148.5p Whitecroft Mains, 155.5p Wardpark, 142.5p Hill House Friesian 157.5p, 153.5p Whins, 157.5p Bridge End, 154.5p King Hill, 153.5p The Gill Hereford 157.5p Barsalloch Jersey 151.5p, 129.5p, 102.5p The Gill Beef Shorthorn 150.5p Whitehill Danish Red 150.5p, 147.5p Lambfield Holstein 149.5p Newbampton, 146.5p Blencogo House, 141.5p Stubbyknowe Ayrshire 144.5p, 135.5p Plasketlands.


Leading Prices per Head: Aberdeen Angus £1236 Wallish Walls.

Leading Prices per K ilo: Aberdeen Angus 137.5p Wallish Walls.

PRIME SHEEP: On Monday 5th April 2021 Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime sheep, a much larger show of 2175 hoggs were met by a sensational demand leaving an overall average of 305ppk, SQQ 311ppk which translates to £135.67 per head. 

Topping the sale at £192 was a fabulous Beltex hogg from Messrs Little, The Guards, Wigton with another at £190; both selling to Steven Wilson Butcher, Corby Hill.  Top per kilo was 429.4ppk again paid for Beltex hoggs from PR & LR Hunter, Stoneraise, Wigton selling to Field Fresh Ltd, closely followed at 424.3ppk from Messrs Shepherd, Low House, Millom.  Messrs Shepherd sold the top price Suffolk hoggs at £167 with Messrs Fell, Harley Croft, Wigton selling to 317ppk.

Mule hoggs sold to £152 from John Fell Jnr, Stanger Hill, Wigton and to 300ppk from Messrs McKeown, Stranraer and Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown.  Hill hoggs to £152 for Blackies from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown and to 321.4p for Cheviots from Messrs McKeown, Stranraer.  

Leading Prices per head: Beltex £192, £190, £182, £162 The Guards, £170, £164 Bolton Hall, £170, £166, £150 Harley Croft, £162, £160 The Hollands, £160, £157 Castlehill, £158 Smalmstown, £158, £150 Stoneraise, £157 Low House, £155, £150 (x2) Newhall, £151 Harbarrow, £149 Stanger Hill Texel £177, £176, £175, £173 (x2) The Hill, £176, £164, £163 Kirtleton House, £175, £163 Cracrop, £170 Leafield, £166, £165 Stanger Hill, £165 Hazel House, £163 Mirkbooths, £162 Westfield House, £161 Walby Grange, £161 South Lambhill Suffolk £167, £141 Low House, £164, £154 (x2), £151, £140 Hazel House, £159 Westhills, £156, £125 Smalmstown, £154 Westfield House, £151, £139.50 Harley Croft, £148.5p Stoneraise, £146 Mirkbooths, £140, £139 North Park, £134 Jacksonrigg, £126 Harbarrow, £109 Cardewlees Blackface £152, £148, £147.50, £138, £137.50 (x2), £136.50, £136, £124.50 (x2), £122 (x2) Smalmstown, £137, £124, £113.50 South Lambhill, £135, £120, £115 Streethead, £130 Beck Farm, £117 Cumcatch Greyfaced £152, £144, £130 Stanger Hill, £148 Hazel House, £142, £130 Mirkbooths, £141, £134, £124 Brampton Fell, £141, £131 Stoneraise, £138 Smalmstown, £129 Street Head, £124 Moss Side, £119 Hollands, £118 Birks Farm, £108 North Park, £97 Harbarrow Dutch Texel £151, £148, £130 Westhills Cheviots £146.50, £141, £135 Smalmstown, £144, £128 Tempest Tower, £141.50, £137.50 Newhall, £138 Mirkbooths, £136 Westhills, £135 North Park, £132 Stoneraise, £130, £122 (x2) Horseclose, £124, £75 Harbarrow, £110 Cumcatch Dorset £110 Harbarrow Swaledale £103 South Croft, £100.50 Whitehead Hill, £86 Stanger Hill, £84 Harbarrow Charollais £102 Birks Farm Herdwick £85 Rye Close, £76 Harbarrow.

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 429.4p, 390.1p, 371.1p, 370.4p Stoneraise, 424.3p, 386.5p Low House, 410.3p, 407.8p, 403p, 386.8p Castlehill, 408.6p, 379.5p Smalmstown, 405p, 395.7p, 384p, 351.9p The Guards, 389.6p, 365.9p Newhall, 385.9p Hayclose, 376.7p Hollands, 375p Harley Croft, 368.5p Bolton Hall Texel 388.9p, 362.2p, 337p Cracrop, 377.2p, 365.9p Newhall, 354.5p Bolton Hall, 353.5p, 352.3p, 351.1p Hazel House, 353.3p Kirtleton House, 351.2p, 331.4p North Park, 341.5p, 337.3p Hayclose, 337.5p Westfield House, 333.2p, 332.9p Copperthorns, 332.6p Stanger Hill Suffolk 317p, 302p Harley Croft, 315.9p, 297.9p North Park, 303.6p Harbarrow, 302.9p Westhills, 302p, 294.7p, 290.6p (x2), 275.6p Hazel House, 300p, 290.7p Smalmstown, 300p, 298.2p Low House, 297p Stoneraise, 282.1p Jacksonrigg, 265.9p Cardewlees, 265.5p Westfield House, 247.5p Mirkbooths Dutch Texel 314.9p, 302.3p, 293.2p Westhills Blackface 310.2p, 305.6p (x2), 303.3p (x2), 302.2p, 302p, 301p, 297.6p, 296.4p, 294p, 292.9p Smalmstown, 306.7p, 284.2p, 282.4p Streethead, 300p, 285.9p Cumcatch, 291p South Lambhill, 285.7p Laws Hall, 282.6p Beck Farm Cheviot 321.4p North Park, 316p, 300p Tempest Tower, 312.5p, 304.3p Newhall, 310.6p Stoneraise, 310.3p, 305.2p, 287.8p Smalmstown, 301.4p Cumcatch, 297.6p (x2), 279.6p Horseclose, 296.8p Mirkbooths, 295.2p, 241.9p Harbarrow, 274.7p Westhills Greyfaced 300p North Park, 300p Smalmstown, 281.8p, 279.2p, 233p Brampton Fell, 281.7p, 276.5p Stoneraise, 279.5p Hazel House, 277.1p Harbarrow, 276.6p, 257.1p, 225.2p Stanger Hill, 276.6p, 275.7p Mirkbooths, 272.5p Moss Side, 260.6p Street Head, 258.7p Hollands, 251.5p Birks Farm Dorset 289.5p Harbarrow Swaledale 264.5p Whitehead Hill, 260.8p South Croft, 260.6p Stanger Hill, 258.5p Harbarrow,  Charollais 261.5p Birks Farm Herdwick 257.6p Harbarrow, 239.4p Rye Close

CAST SHEEP:  On Monday 5th April 2021 Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of cast ewes and rams where trade continues to grow from strength to strength for all classes with big ewes being far dearer on the week regularly selling for £130 plus.  Rams continue to soar selling to a top of £190 for a Texel from Messrs Donaldson, Hazel House who also sold 2 more Charollais rams at £170.  Ewes sold to a top of £166 for a Suffolk cross from Messrs Dixon, Westfield House; Swales topped at £86 from Messrs Bowman, Brampton Fell with all classes of horned ewes flying.  Mules sell with ease regularly at £100 plus topping at £113 from Messrs Milburn, Walby Grange.

A whole sale average of £115 where many more ewes could be sold with rams being dearer here than other local centres; please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Leading prices per head :
Suffolk £166 Westfield House, £142 Hunley, £141 High Drum, £140, £120 Ashknowe, £139, £136 (x2), £131 Hazel House, £126 Wavercroft, £125, £123 Birks Farm Texel £146 Low Meadow, £145, £136, £135, £130 Dundraw, £143, £135 The Hill, £133 Hunley, £132 Corriefield, £131, £128, £123 Wavercroft, £130, £123 Birks Farm, £128 Jacksonrigg, £127 Longhurst Beltex £145, £125, £121, £108 Westfield House, £129, £126, £112 Castlehill Greyfaced £113, £98, £96 Walby Grange, £110, £91 Brampton Fell, £103 Riggfoot, £98, £94, £89 Birks Farm Dorset £108 Low Tarns Swaledale £86, £65, £58 Brampton Fell, £60 South Croft Rouge £80 Ashknowe Jacob £80 Raby Cottage Blackface £76 Lanehead, £64 High Drum.

Rams: Texel £190, £136 Hazel House Charollais £170 Hazel House Beltex £162 Brampton Fell, £138 Westfield House Bluefaced Leicester £128 Riggfoot.


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