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Date: 19 April 2021 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 19th April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A larger show of 380 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle along with 1620 prime and cast sheep were on offer.

PRIME BULLS:  A similar entry 73 prime bulls were forward with a slight easing on plainer bulls. The best quality still shone through with the day’s top of £1991.72 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Hird, West End, Cockermouth selling to J & E Medcalf Ltd, Brookwood Abattoir. Messrs Muir, Cleughbrae, Dumfries sold another to £1863.75 purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan sold the top British Blue cross bull to £1888.55 and was purchased again by Ralph Pearson. This bull was also the top overall pence per kilo of 267.5ppk, followed by two at 248.5ppk from Cleughbrae Farm and West End Farm. Native Bulls sold to £1612.41 from Messrs Ridsdale, Yew Tree, Penrith for their Aberdeen Angus.

Dairy bred bulls peaked at £1428.35 for a Holstein Friesian form Messrs Story, Blackrigg, Longtown purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick and Friesians to £1327.20 from Messrs Graham, Hillhead, Canonbie to Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. This same vendor also sold the top pence per kilo of 197.5ppk for another. Messrs Little, Kirkbride, Wigton sold the top overall pence per kilo of 198.5ppk for a Norwegian Red and was purchased by Jewitt Meats.

More fleshed bulls are required for next week slae so please advise entries to the Auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1991, £1831 West End Farm, £1863, £1378 Cleughbrae Farm, £1792 Upper Brydekirk, £1491, £1429 Willows Farm, £1467 Old Town Farm, British Blue £1888 Upper Brydekirk, £1316, £1295, £1289 Beck House, £1315 Cote House Farm, £1267 Castle Farm,

Aberdeen Angus £1612 Yew Tree Farm, Charolais £1590 Red Cat Farm, £1576 Blackrigg, Simmental £1508, £1432, £1345 Castlewigg Farm,  Holstein Friesian £1428 Blackrigg, £1252, £1129 Isle of Whithorn, £1216 Blackrigg, £1149 Milton Farm, £1085 Old Town Farm, £1069 East Farm, British Friesian £1237, £1289, £1215 Hillhead, £1023, £1021 Wood End, Norwegian Red £1189 Kirkbride House, Holstein £1067 Isle of Whithorn, £1036 Cote House Farm, Brown Swiss £1061 Cote House Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 267.5p Upper Brydekirk, 217.5p, 215.5p, 213.5p Beck House, 210.5p Justicetown Farm, 211.5p Cote House Farm, 209.5p, 208.5p Castle Farm, Limousin 248.5p Cleughbrae Farm, 248.5p, 246.5p West End Farm, 246.5p Upper Brydekirk, 237.5p Willows Farm, Charolais 218.5p Red Cat Farm, 217.5p Blackrigg, Simmental 212.5p, 199.5p Castlewigg Farm, Aberdeen Angus 202.5p Milton Farm, 200.5p Cote House Farm, 194.5p Yew Tree Farm, 194.5p Justicetown Farm, Montbelairde 198.5p Kirkbride House, Norwegian Red 198.5p Kirkbride House, British Friesian 197.5p, 196.5p, 194.5p Hillhead, 183.5, 179.5p Skelton Wood End, Holstein Friesian 192.5p, 168.5p Blackrigg, 187.5p, 179.5p (x2), 168.5p Hedley East Farm, 176.5p Milton Farm, 174.5p Isle Farm, 169.5p, 166.5p Grassknop Farm, 164.5p Old Town Farm, Brown Swiss 187.5p Cote House Farm, Holstein 184.5p Cote House Farm, Fleckvieh 172.5p Seymour House.

PRIME CATTLE: A smaller entry of only 32 prime steers and heifers forward whereby an exceptional trade was seen once again. Topping the sale at £1906.32 was a quality Limousin from Messrs Bell, Hoddomtown, Lockerbie purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Wilson, Petteril Farm, Carlisle’s best sold to £1889 for another Limousin cross and Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle sold one at £1812.95. Top pence per kilo of 253.5p was paid to Hoddomtown for another Limousin cross. The sale of steers averaged a whopping £1770.51. Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse sold top British Blue cross to 246.5ppk. Heifers saw a day’s high of £1809.34 and £1804.43 for outstanding Limousin cross heifers from Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. A dairy bred British Blue cross from Castlesteads Farm, Penrith peaked at £1405.29 and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. Top overall pence per kilo of 275.5p was paid to Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm for their marvellous 607kgs Limousin cross purchased by R & JB Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton, Carlisle and Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton sold to 264.5p for another and was purchased by Ballard Butchers. Please advise entries by call or text to the auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.

Leading Prices Per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1906, £1857 Hoddomtown, £1889, £1733 Petteril Hill Farm, £1812, £1767, £1753 The Lake, £1790, £1756 Thackmire, £1532 Church Farm British Blue £1695 Nealhouse Farm

Heifers: Limousin £1809, £1804 Halfway Well, £1672 Nealhouse Farm, £1572, £1470 Greenhill Farm, £1443 Bank House Farm, £1422 Townfoot Farm British Blue £1405 Castlesteads Aberdeen Angus £1229 Balcraig Moor

Leading prices per kilo: Steers: Limousin 253.5p, 243.5p Hoddomtown, 252.5p, 244.5p, 239.5p The Lake, 243.5p, 242.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 234.5p, 232.5p Thackmire British Blue 246.5p Nealhouse

Heifers: Limousin 275.5p Nealhouse Farm, 264.5p, 256.5p Greenhill Farm, 245.5p(x2) Halfway Well British Blue 208.5p Castlesteads

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE:  A large entry of 282 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer to a keen ring side of buyers ensuring all classes being as good as last week’s flying trade.

Mr Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm sold an outstanding 60 month old Limousin cross cow for 791kg, 226.5ppk or £1791 to Jewitts. Messrs Campbell, Strawfrank Farm run of Limousin cows topped at 816kg, 216.5ppk or £1766 and to 790kg, 207.5ppk or £1639 both to Mr Kirkpatrick.

Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe Farm sold a Limousin cow for 874kg, 180.5ppk or £1577 to Mr Michael Helliwell. Messrs Cleasby, Linden House sold a Limosuin cow for 813kg, 187.5ppk or £1524 again to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Hewetson, Lords Close sold a Limousin cross heifer to 640kg, 223.5ppk or £1430 to Michael Helliwell. Crowhall Farm run of cows peaked at 616kg, 214.5ppk or £1321 to Owain Llyr. Denis Cadzow & Co, Duncrahill Farm House run of cows topped at 674kg, 202.5ppk or £1364 to Roberts, Wales.

All classes of dairy cast cows were in great demand, with Messrs Dart & Son, Flothers sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 897kg, 153.5ppk or £1376 to Dovecote Park. Upper Barr run of Holstein cross cows topped at 892kg, 149.5ppk or £1333 also to Dovecote Park. Messrs Sherwen, Greenmoorside sold a Holstein cross cow for 855kg, 155.5ppk or £1329 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Watson, Howrigg arm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 794kg, 166.5ppk or £1322 to David Holmes. Connell Farm sold a Fleckvieh cross cow for 825kg, 157.5ppk or £1299 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Carlyle, Belaberry Rigg sold a Holstein Friesian cross cow for 868kg, 148.5ppk or £1288 to Les Fell. Castlesteads Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 723kg, 177.5ppk or £1283 to Les Fell. Messrs Dalgleish, Bulls Head Farm sold the top priced Friesian cow for 809kg, 156.5ppk or £1266 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Story, Blackrigg sold a Holstein cross heifer for 691kg, 182.5ppk or £1261 to Les Fell. Messrs Glendinning, Bridge End sold a Holstein cross cow for 797kg, 157.5ppk or £1255 to Les Fell.

Holstein cross heifers topped at 183.5ppk from Messrs Bell Torpenhow Hall, Friesian heifers to 179.5ppk from Messrs Harrington, Mounsey Bank.

Leading Prices per head: Limousin £1791 Haas Side Farm, £1766, £1639, £1515 Strawfrank Farm, £1577, £1464 Haltcliffe Farm, £1524 Linden House, £1431 Whitshield Bungalow, £1430 Duncrahill Farm House, £1430 Lords Close, £1420 Howgillside, £1400 Westray Farm, Simmental £1408 East Bowhill Farm, £1254 Howgillside, £1342, £1223 Kirtleton House, £1203 Whitshield Bungalow, Holstein Friesian £1376 Flothers, £1333, £1089 Upper Barr, £1329 Greenmoorside, £1322 Howrigg Farm, £1261 Blackrigg, £1255 Bridge End, £1242, £1236, £1064 Torpenhow Hall, £1226 Southerfield Hall, £1192 Drumraik Farm, £1163 Whins Farm, £1119 New House Farm, £1097 Lowsay Farm, £1057 Stoneraise Place,  Blonde £1343 Lee Meadow Farm, British Blue £1342, £1221 Lodges Farm, £1253 Flothers, £1223 Cleughbrae Farm, £1212 Holme Farm,   Fleckvieh £1299 East Drummodie, £1068 Glenzierfoot Farm, Holstein £1288 Bleaberry Rigg, £1283 Castlesteads, £1165 Petteril Bank Farm, £1135 Stoneraise Place, £1125 Bromfield Hall, £1120 Southerfield Hall, Montbeliarde £1228, £1174 Westray Farm, £1225 Flothers, British Friesian £1266 Bulls Head Farm, £1223 Aulby Farm, £1208 Mounsey Bank, £1191 Wavercroft, £1178 Whitlawside Farm, £1110 Parkgate Hall, £1081 Greenwrae, Aberdeen Angus £1243, £1174 Balcraig Moor Farming, £1226 Mill Farm, £1172 The Flatt, Hereford £1231 Red Hall, £1024 Cawfields, Charolais £1165 Airds of Balcary.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 226.5p Haas Side Farm, 223.5p Lords Close, 216.5p, 207.5p, 185.5p Strawfrank Farm, 214.5p, 199.5p Whitshield Bungalow, 202.5p, 187.5p, 185.5p Duncrahill Farm House, 191.5p High House, 188.5p Westray Farm, 187.5p Linden House, 184.5p Howgillside, 180.5p Haltcliffe Farm, 178.5p The Beeches, Herford 199.5p Ross Farm, 165.5p Red Hall, 164.5p Cawfields, British Blue 188.5p, 161.5p Longrow Farm, 187.5p Hedley East Farm, 180.5p, 170.5p Whitshield Bungalow, 171.5p Flothers, 166.5p Cleughbrae Farm, 164.5p Holme Farm, Holstein Friesian 183.5p, 152.5p Torpenhow Hall, 182.5p Blackrigg, 178.5p New House Farm, 172.5p Southerfield Hall, 169.5p, 163.5p Mainhill Farm, 168.5p Park Farm, 166.5p, 153.5p Howrigg Farm, 164.5p Chalk Lodge, 157.5p Bridge End, 155.5p Greenmoorside, 155.5p Whins Farm, 153.5p Upper Barr, 153.5p Flothers,    Simmental 182.5p Duncrahill Farm House, 172.5p Howgillside, 166.5p Kirtleton House, 161.5p East Bowhill Farm, Holstein 177.5p Castlesteads, 174.5p Petteril Bank Farm, 155.5p Stoneraise Place, 148.5p Bleaberry Rigg, 144.5p Bromfield Hall, 143.5p Southerfield Hall, British Friesian 179.5p Mounsey Bank, 163.5p Parkgate Hall, 156.5p Bulls Head Farm, 154.5p Wavercroft, 153.5p Aulby Farm, 152.5p Whitlawside Farm, 152.5p Greenwrae, 144.5p (x2) Hallfield, 141.5p Kilfillan,  Charolais 174.5p Airds of Balcary, Aberdeen Angus 174.5p The Flatt, 172.5p, 168.5p Balcraig Moor Farming, 163.5p Whitshield Bungalow, Blonde 163.5p Lee Meadow Farm, Montbelairde 162.5p Flothers, 160.5p, 159.5p Westray Farm, Fleckvieh 157.5p East Drummodie, 140.5p Seymour House,  Ayrshire 143.5p Horseclose Farm, Shorthorn 142.5p Parton Farm.

CAST BULLS: A good show of 8 stock bulls were on offer with trade for all classes on fire. Messrs Dempster, Castlehill sol and outstanding Charolais stock bull for 1191kg, 194.5ppk or £2316 to Bowland Foods. Messrs Dickinson, High House sold a Limosuin stock bull for 1171kg, 157.5ppk or £1844 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Henderson, East Bowhill Farm sold a British Blue cross bull for 939kg, 194.5ppk or £1826 to Rob Medcalf. Messrs Copeland & Son, Kilfillan sold a British Friesian bull for 1092kg, 134.5ppk or £1468 to Picktocks.

Leading Prices per Head: Charolais £2316 Castlehill, Limousin £1844 High House, £1656 Glebe Farm, £1586 Cobble Hall Barn, British Blue £1826 East Bowhill Farm, British Friesian £1468 Kilfillan.

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 194.5p East Bowhill Farm, Charolais 194.5p Castlehill, Limousin 173.5p Bulls Head Farm, 158.5p Cobble Hall Barn, 157.5p High House, 157.5p Glebe Farm, 141.5p  Nunscleugh, 137.5p Longrow Farm, British Friesian 134.5p Kilfillan, PRIME SHEEP: The weekly sale of prime and cast sheep attracted another good entry of 1620 head.

SPRING LAMBS: 102 spring lambs came forward and were met with a ferocious demand. These topped at £202 a head for a cracking single Texel x from Messrs Park, Wetheral Shields, Carlisle which sold to Steven Wilson Butchers, Corby Hill. Adam and Amy Bell claimed top spot per kilo with Texel lambs to 437.1p purchased by Mr Morgan Helliwell, the run of 25 from this home averaged 36.16kg and averaged a mind blowing £150.16 (415.27p). The 102 spring lambs levelled at £146.71 a head or 375ppk!

Leading Prices per head: Texel £202, £180, £178, £166, £153, £150(x2) Wetheral Shields, £178, £147 Cardewlees Farm, £166, £163, £153(x2), £152, £146(x2) Thethwaite Farm Charollais £162 Old Rectory Farm, £145 Brookside Suffolk £159, £150, £142, £138 Cardewlees Farm, £143 Gill Farm, £135(x2) Whitehead Brow Zwartbles £141 Wetheral Shields Hampshire Down £140, £139 Brookside, £128 Meinfoot
Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 437.1p, 428.9p, 425.6p, 423.2p, 422.2p, 417.1p(x2), 411.8p, 402.6p Thethwaite Farm, 420.8p, 409.1p, 404.5p Wetheral Shields, 414.7p, 386.7p, 284.2p Whitehead Brow, 404.5p Cardewlees Farm Suffolk 373.7p, 357.1p Cardewlees Farm, 369.9p, 350.6p Whitehead Brow, 353.1p Gill Farm Charollais 362.7p, 358p Brookside Hampshire Down 356.4p, 354.4p Brookside, 350.7p Meinfoot Zwartbles 313.3p Wetheral Shields

PRIME HOGGS: A mixed show of 1373 hoggs were good to sell for all shapes and sizes, weights and grades with well fleshed types achieving beyond 300p with ease levelling at 296p overall, 303.5p SQQ and £137.78 per head. Colin Hebson, Chapel Farm sold the top hoggs this week to £184 for a great heavy Texel selling to Mr R Skelton. Cochranes Nurseries sold the top hoggs per kilo at 391.2p for a pen of 3 Texel hoggs which sold to R & JP Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton. Top average for hoggs with £175 a head for a run of 12 from Messrs Bell, Mossband Hall, Longtown.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £184 Chapel Farm, £178 Dickstree, £177, £174(x2) Mossband Hall, £172 Mirkbooths, £170, £166, £165, £163 Smalmstown Farm, £169, £165, £163 Kirtleton House, £164 Meinfoot, £163, £161 North Boig Farm Suffolk £169 Kirtleton House, £161, £154, £153.50 Smalmstown Farm, £160, £139 Mirkbooths, £143 Stoneraise Place, £134 Bowscale Farm Millennium Bleu £162 New Houses Farm Hill Cheviot £158.50, £138 Smalmstown, £143, £127, £122 Horseclose Farm, £140 Mirkbooths, £136, £125 Tempest Tower, £132 Woodhouses Farm, £118.50 Bowscale Farm Beltex £154 New Houses Farm, £143, £142, £140(x2) Hollands Blackface £152.50, £145, £142, £141.50, £139(x5), £136, £134.50, £129(x2), £127 Smalmstown Farm, £135.50 Mirkbooths, £134.50 Westhills Farm Dutch Texel £152, £145 Sycamore House Greyfaced £151 Smalmstown Farm, £146, £145.50, £144, £138 Mirkbooths, £134 Troutbeck Cottage, £131 Stoneraise Place, £130 Moss Side House, £105 Ingledene, £92 Chapel Farm Herdwick £131 Scotby Ghyll, £125 Thistledown, £122.50 Bowscale Farm  NC Cheviot £129 Stoneraise Place Jacob £123 Stoneraise Place Swaledale £114 Bowscale Farm.

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 391.2p, 337.2p, 334.9p Dickstree, 371.8p, 353.8p, 352.9p, 350.5p North Boig Farm, 359.1p, 333.3p Kirtleton House, 348.7p, 340.2p, 330.8p Stoneraise Place, 343.8p, 340.4p, 339.6p Smalmstown Farm, 332.6p Hollands Beltex 364.1p, 359p, 350p Hollands, 354p New Houses Farm Millennium Bleu 344.7p New Houses Farm Dutch Texel 330.4p Sycamore House Hill Cheviot 312.8p, 306p, 297.9p Horseclose Farm, 308.5p Tempest Tower, 307p Woodhouses Farm, 301.9p, 293.6p Smalmstown Farm, 294.7p Mirkbooths  Suffolk 311.6p Bowscale Farm, 295.2p, 293.3p, 185p Smalmstown Farm, 293.9p Kirtleton House Blackface 309.8p, 307.1p(x2), 305.7p, 305.6p, 295.9p, 295.7p, 292.6p(x3), 291.8p Smalmstown Farm, 295.6p Westhills Farm, 291.4p Mirkbooths NC Cheviot 307.1p Stoneraise Place Jacob 289.4p Stoneraise Place Greyfaced 288.9p Moss Side House, 287.9p Stoneraise Place, 282.2p Smalmstown Farm, 281.6p, 274.5p, 274.3p Mirkbooths, 276.3p Troutbeck Cottage Herdwick 288.2p Bowscale Farm, 284.1p Thistledown Swaledale 265.1p Bowscale Farm

CAST SHEEP: Trade continues to fly high at the weekly sale of cast ewes and rams.  The sale topped at £170 for a cracking Texel ewe from Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft, Wigton.    Horned ewes topped at £100 for a pen of Swales from Messrs Moore, High Side.  Big framed ewes regularly sell £130+.  Many more ewes can be sold with ease on a regular basis with trade looking to continue to hold firm.

Leading prices per head: Texel £170 £146 £130 Wavercroft £162 Farewell Grange, £162 £148 £140 Old Rectory Farm, £152 The Croft , £141 £134 Brisco Hall, £140 Hunley, £138 (x2) Mossband Hall, £136 Longhurst, £130 New House Farm, £128 Midtown, Beltex £149 £145 Farewell Grange, Suffolk £145 The Croft, £142 Thethwaite Farm, £138 £126 £120 Gill Farm, £132 £117 Shaw Wood, £126 Main Street, £117 Whitehead Brow, Zwartbles £136 Wetheral Shields, £124 North Lodge £108 New House Farm, Hampshire £122 Meinfoot, Grey faced £113 Whitehead Brow, £110 £86 Shankfield Head, £108 £104 £98 New House Farm, £106 Chapel Farm, £95 Main Street £95 Old Rectory Farm, £90 Midtown, Vendeen £106 Brookside, Swaledale £100 £80 Highside Farm, £80 Farewell Grange, £76 Ghyll Croft £70 Davygill Farm, £70 Shankfield Head, Black Face £98 Ghyll Croft, Jacob £90 £79 Bridge View.


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