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Date: 26 April 2021 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 26th April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A good show of 450 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle along with 1336 prime and cast sheep were on offer.

PRIME BULLS: A good entry of 75 prime bulls were forward with trade seen to reach to that of last week, resulting in a great trade throughout.  Topping the bulls at £2179.35 was a Limousin from Messrs Goldie, Townfoot Farm, Dumfries purchased by Messrs Medcalf, Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax. Simmentals to £1822.77 from weekly vendors Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House, Waterbeck, again purchased by Brookwood Abattoir. Messrs Goldies Limousin was also top pence per kilo at 248.5ppk.

Dairy bred bulls peaked at £1382.15 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Wilson, South View, Penrith, purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick. Montbelairdes sold to £1353.77 from Seymour Farm, Wigton and Friesians to £1339.88 from Messrs Bland, The Flatt, Brampton. Top pence per kilo of 215.5ppk was paid to Messrs Dickinson, High House, Wigton for a Friesian purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Messrs Dickinson sold another to 213.5ppk, purchased by Morgan Helliwell. Many more quality bulls carrying weight are required on a weekly basis

Leading prices per head: Limousin £2179 Townfoot Farm, £1539 Willows Farm, £1463, £1383, £1307 Aulby Farm, Simmental £1822 Kirtleton House, £1659, £1479, £1439, £1391, £1227 Millhill Farm, Charolais £1560, £1533, £1300 Millhill Farm, British Blue £1404, £1389, £1317 Bectonhall, £1329 Mirkbooths, Holstein Friesian £1382, £1324 Southview Farm, £1224, £1294 South Lambhill, £1260 Moss Side House, £1170, £1098, £1071 Burtholme Farm, £1169 Broomhills, £1008 Old Town Farm, Saler £1369 Beck House, Montbelairde £1353 Seymour House, British Friesian £1339, £1328 The Flatt, £1312, £1244 Hillhead, £1253 Wed Holme House, £1252 South Lambhill, £1213 The Flatt, Aberdeen Angus £1310, £1259, £1233, £1217, £1214 Park House Farm, Fleckvieh £1299 Seymour House.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 248.5p Townfoot Farm, 230.5p Willows Farm, 220.5p, 215.5p, 211.5p, 210.5p Aulby Farm, Charolais 226.5p (x2) Millhill Farm, Saler 219.5p Beck House, Simmental 219.5p (x2), 209.5p, 202.5p 199.5p Millhill Farm, British Blue 218.5p, 207.5p Bectonhall, 216.5p, 214.5p Mirkbooths, 209.5p Randalinton Farm, 205.5p Beck House, British Friesian 215.5p, 213.5p High House, 208.5p, 199.5p Wed Holme House, 198.5p, 188.5p The Flatt, 190.5p, 188.5p Hillhead, 188.5p South Lambhill, Montbelairde 198.5p Seymour House, Aberdeen Angus 195.5p, 194.5p, 193.5p, 190.5p, 186.5p Park House Farm, Fleckvieh 192.5p Seymour House, Holstein Friesian 188.5p, 186.5p South Lambhill, 184.5p Southview Farm, 182.5p, 174.5p (x2) Burtholme Farm, 179.5p Southview Farm, 178.5p Broomhills, 175.5p Moss Side House, 171.5p, 167.5p Old Town Farm, 171.5p Ratten Castle, Norwegian Red 179.5p Kirkbride House.

PRIME CATTLE: An increased entry of 46 prime steers and heifers forward with one of the best trades seen so far including one outstanding animal reaching the magical 300ppk. The top overall price per head animal came from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton achieving £1900.61 for a 741kg Limousin cross steer. Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle sold the top 742kg British Blue cross at £1888.39 both purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Bowe also sold the top pence per kilo steer at 258.5p. Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle sold another at 257.5p. Heifers topped at £1779.33 for a fantastic Limousin cross from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse, Carlisle. Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith sold another to £1607.19 purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick. Top overall price per kilo of 300ppk was attained by Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton with what was one of the best Limousin heifers seen for a long time, this beautiful 507kg Limousin x was purchased by Frasers Butchers, Hanover Street, Stranraer. Messrs Miller’s run of 4 heifers averaged an outstanding 274.5p. Many more quality heifers and steers are required on a weekly basis to fulfil buyers demand. Please advise entries by call or text to the auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274.

Leading Prices Per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1900, £1887, £1839 Bothel Parks, £1877 Nealhouse Farm, £1851, £1823 Hoddomtown, £1845, £1805 Halfway Well, £1843, £1704 The Lake, £1813, £1779 Petteril Hill Farm, £1779, £1671 Thackmire British Blue £1888 The Lake, £1503 Prior Hall, £1468 Little Broomhills Farm, £1441 Stubbyknowe Holstein £1151, £1127, £1107 Stubbyknowe

Heifers: Limousin £1779 Nealhouse Farm, £1607 Halfway Well, £1518, £1484, £1419, £1382 High Aketon, £1430, £1285 Mirkbooths Aberdeen Angus £1385 Drumburgh Simmental £1345 Crawsknowe British Blue £1258 Broomhills Farm

Leading prices per kilo:  Heifers Limousin 299.5p, 269.5p, 268.5p, 260.5p High Aketon, 257.5p Nealhouse Farm, 253.5o Halfway Well, 231.5p Mirkbooths, 223.5p, 220.5p Meikleholm Simmental 223.5p Crawsknowe Aberdeen Angus 205.5p Drumburgh

Steers: Limousin 258.5p, 256.5p(x2) Bothel Park, 257.5p Nealhouse, 253.5p, 239.5p Halfway Well, 249.5p, 242.5p Hoddomtown, 249.5p, 239.5p Thackmire, 244.5p, 238.5p The Lake, 239.5p(x4) Pettril Hill Farm British Blue 254.5p The Lake Holstein 184.5p, 179.5p, 177.5p Stubbyknowe Holstein Friesian 173.5p West Whitrigg  

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE:  An increased entry of 340 cast cows and stock bulls was on offer on Monday with all classes of beef cows being in great demand. Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields Farm sold a 10-year-old Limousin cow for 792kg at 214.5p totalling £1698 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Mr Brian Hall, Ainstable Hall’s run of Limousin cows topped at 777kg at 216.5p totalling £1682 bought by Jewitts Meats. Messrs Wilson, Hardrigg Hall sold a Limousin cow for 951kg at 174.5p totalling £1659 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Bradley & Son, Marina House sold a Partenais cow for 708kg at 224.5p totalling £1589 and 6345kg at 208.5p totalling £1321 bought by Owain Llyr and Jewitts Meats. Messrs Weatherson, Edges Green sold a British Blue x cow for 689kg at 203.5p totalling £1402 to Owain Llyr. Messrs MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads sold a Limousin cow for 648kg at 213.5p totalling £1383 to Michael Helliwell. Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House sold the top priced Simmental cow for 831kg at 162.5p totalling £1350 and a Simmental heifer for 663kg at 199.5p totalling £1322 bought by Alan Jarvis and Les Fell.

A large show of black and white cast cows was on offer with all classes in great demand. Messrs Vevers, High Plains sold a Holstein x cow for 937kg at 139.5p totalling £1307 to Les Fell. Buckabank Farms sold a Holstein x heifer for 679kg at 183.5p totalling £1245 to Brian Capper. Brownrigg Hall Farms’ run of Holstein x cows topped at 794kg at 154.5p totalling £1226 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Weightman, Highwood Nook sold a Holstein x heifer for 668kg at 182.5p totalling £1219 to Les Fell. Messrs Armstrong, Randalinton Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 886kg at 137.5p totalling £1218 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Evening Hill Farm sold a Holstein x heifer for 182.5p to Les Fell. Messrs Little & Son, Kirkbride House sold a Norwegian Red heifer for 182.5p to Alan Jarvis. Messrs Messenger, The Howes sold a Swedish Red heifer for 179.5p to David Holmes and a Holstein x heifer for 178.5p to Les Fell. Messrs Harrison, Round Hill sold a Holstein x heifer for 179.5p to Brian Capper.

Leading Prices per head: Limousin £1698 Sarkshields Farm, £1682, £1361, £1353, £1311, £1251, £1236 Ainstable Hall, £1659 Hardrigg Hall, £1383, £1256, £1253 Ladyhousesteads, £1311 The Hill, £1278 Gapshields, £1179 Crookdyke, £1178 Baldwinholme Farm, £1169 Cawfields, £1165 Meikle Kirkland, £1109 Eland Hall Farm Parthenais £1589, £1321 Marina House British Blue £1402 Edges Green, £1130 Peela Hill, £1102 High Dyke Farm Simmental £1350, £1322 Kirtleton House, £1177 Baggrow Farm, £1168 Ellerslea, £1128 Balgray Hill Aberdeen Angus £1337 Waughslee, £1257 Ridley Farm, £1209 Woodhall, £1180, £1107 Whitehall Farm Charolais £1323 West End Farm Holstein Friesian £1307, £1143 High Plains, £1245 Buckabank Farm, £1226, £1042 Brownrigg Hall Farm, £1219 Highwood Nook, £1218, £1176, £1075 Randalinton, £1174, £1102, £1082 Evening Hill Farm, £1159 Stoneraise Place, £1153 The Howes, £1137 Brisco Hill, £1121 Mirkbooths, £1120 Cote House Farm, £1098, £1060 Baggrow Farm, £1079 Dearham Hall, £1074 East Park Farm, £1070 Craighouse, £1045 Trailflat, £1031 Knockshiffnock, £1015 Bongate Moor Holstein £1195 Flatt Bank, £1053 Castlesteads Farms, £1007 Buckabank Farm Friesian £1157, £1010 Baggrow Farm, £1010 The Nook, £1008 Drumburgh Castle Ayrshire £1155 Hollands Farm Swedish Red & White £1150 The Howes Danish Red £1104 Baggrow Farm Montbeliarde £999 Geltside Farm, £989 High House Galloway £903 Batey Shield Jersey £560 High House

Leading Prices per Kilo: Parthenais 224.5p, 208.5p Marina House Limousin 216.5p, 183.5p, 178.5p, 176.5p, 172.5p Ainstable Hall, 214.5p Sarkshields Farm, 213.5p, 178.5p, 170.5p Ladyhousesteads, 197.5p Crookdyke, 197.5p Batey Shield, 189.5p Willimoteswick, 181.5p Meikle Kirkland, 174.5p Hardrigg Hall, 173.5p Midtown Farm British Blue 203.5p Edges Green, 189.5p Crookdyke, 166.5p The Hill Simmental 199.5p, 162.5p Kirtleton House, 165.5p, 154.5p Balgray Hill, 157.5p Maryfield, 151.5p Ellerslea Blonde 189.5p Newshield Farm Holstein Friesian 183.5p Buckabank Farm, 182.5p Evening Hill Farm, 182.5p, 141.5p Highwood Nook, 179.5p, 169.5p Round Hill, 178.5p The Howes, 176.5p, 143.5p Bongate Moor, 175.5p Brisco Hill, 167.5p Cote House Farm, 159.5p Trailflat Farm, 155.5p Howrigg Farm, 154.5p, 141.5p Brownrigg Hall Farm, 149.5p Meinbank Farm, 147.5p Stoneraise Place, 143.5p East Park Farm, 141.5p Baggrow Farm Galloway 182.5p, 165.5p Batey Shield Norwegian Red 180.5p Kirkbride House Swedish Red & White 179.5p The Howes, 154.5p Trailflat Farm Aberdeen Angus 176.5p, 151.5p Whitehall Farm, 173.5p Townfoot Farm, 167.5p Ridley Farm, 162.5p Woodhall, 151.5p Meikle Kirkland Ayrshire 172.5p Trailflat Farm, 141.5p Horseclose Farm Charolais 167.5p West End Farm Friesian 144.5p The Nook, 141.5p Drumburgh Castle, 140.5p Baggrow Farm Danish Red 143.5p Baggrow Farm Whitebred Shorthorn 140.5p Eland Hall Farm Holstein 139.5p Castlesteads Montbeliarde 139.5p High House Beef Shorthorn 130.5p East Nethershields Farm Fleckvieh 128.5p High House Jersey 115.5p Trailflat, 101.5p The Gill

CAST BULLS: Only 4 stock bulls were on offer with trade being very good. Messrs Goldie, Newbie Mains sold a Simmental bull for 1208kg, 164.5ppk or £1987 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Oliver, Whitehouse Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 1048kg, 174.5ppk or £1828 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Walton & sons, Greyside Farm sold a Limousin to 1037kg, 162.5ppk or £1685 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Prices per Head: Simmental £1987 Newbie Mains, Limousin £1828 Whitehouse Farm, £1686 Greyside Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1546 Whitehall Farm, Holstein Friesian £1428 East Nethershields Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 174.5p Whitehouse Farm, 162.5p Greyside Farm, Simmental 164.5p Newbie Mains.

PRIME SHEEP: Another good entry of 1336 prime sheep forward at Borderway on Monday. All classes were again a pleasure to sell leaving vendors elated with returns. An overall average of 300ppk (SQQ 305ppk) being achieved. 

SPRING LAMBS: The spring lamb section saw 145 head forward and new targets set with a top call of £232 paid for an amazing Beltex lamb consigned by Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall, Dalston which also topped per kilo at 539.5ppk selling to Steven Wilson Butchers, Corby Hill. Messrs Musgrave sold others to £225 (511.4p) and £220 (500p) to Mulhollands Butchers, Great Orton to average an incredible £199.71 or 482.07ppk for 7.

Leading Prices per head: Beltex £232, £225, £220, £195, £190, £176, £160 Cardew Hall Texel £165, £140 The Stackyard, £153, £147, £144 Cardewlees Farm, £152, £150, £140 Thethwaite Farm, £149, £147, £144 Mill Farm, £148 Rose Cottage, £147, £141 Whitehead Brow, £147, £144, £141 Wetheral Shields, £141 Birks Farm  Charollais £147, £143 Rose Cottage, £140 The Stackyard Suffolk £147, £140 Gill Farm, £145 Mirkbooths, £143, £141, £140 Cardewlees Zwartbles £132 Wetheral Shields

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 539.5p, 511.4p, 500p, 475p, 464.5p, 451.3p, 421.1p Cardew Hall Texel 394.7p, 375.7p, 357.3p, 355.9p Thethwaite Farm, 383.7p The Stackyard, 376.9p, 361p Whitehead Brow, 364.9p, 358.5p, 355.6p Cardewlees, 361p Rose Cottage Charollais 357.5p Rose Cottage, 349.3p Rottington Hall Suffolk 333.3p Gill Farm, 332.6p, 325.6p Cardewlees Farm, 332.5p Mirkbooths

PRIME HOGGS: Hoggs sold to £186 for a fabulous heavy Texel hogg from JAW Wilshaw, Oulton Hall, Wigton who averaged £173.81 for their run of 16. Top per kilo was 400p paid for Texel hoggs from Messrs Donaldson, Hazel House, Huby, Yorkshire. Messrs Hewetson, Scales Hall, Caithwaite sold a run of heavy hoggs to a top of £178 to average £169.38. Hill bred hoggs sold to £145 for Cheviots and Blackfaced hoggs from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown, Dalston who sold a run of 349 to average 300.5p or £143.66 per head.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £186, £177, £168, £162 Oulton Hall, £180 Cardew Hall, £178, £164 Bengall Farm, £178, £177, £174, £172, £171, £168, £165, £160 Scales Hall, £165 Intack House, £162, £160 Mirkbooths, £160(x4), £159, £158 Smalmstown, £160 Hazel House Dutch Texel £166, £162, £152(x2) Woodhead Farm Suffolk £158 New Sandsfield, £155, £150, £146 Hazel Head, £154 Smalmstown, £153, £147.5, £142 Mirkbooths, £140 Hayton Brow Zwartbles £155 Smalmstown Beltex £152, £150 Hollands Blackface £145, £142(x3), £130.5(x2) Smalmstown, £136 Mirkbooths, £130 Brisco Hill Hill Cheviot £145, £134 Smalmstown, £144, £138 Hazel House, £141 Mirkbooths, £141, £140, £139 Orton Rigg Farm Greyfaced £140, £130(x3) Mirkbooths, £140 Hazel Head, £136 Smalmstown Herdwick £117 Bowscale Farm Jacob £115 Moss Grove Swaledale £112 Bowscale

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 400p, 376.6p, 373.7p, 355.6p, 346.3p, 344.4p, 340.9p, 337.8p, 337.1p, 336.5p, 334.9p, 324.4p, 323.2p, 320p Hazel House, 365p, 348.2p Bankdale Farm, 343.5p, 340.4p, 333p, 330.3p, 320p Smalmstown, 340.4p Scales Hall, 324.4p Hollands, 321.1p Hayton Brow Beltex 380p, 375p, 333.3p Hollands, 333.3p Copperthorns Dutch Texel 353.5p, 242.9p Woodhead Farm Hill Cheviot 321p, 316.5p Hazel Head, 298.9p, 296.8p, 291.7p Orton Rigg Farm, 269.5p Woodhouses Farm, 295.9p Smalmstown Farm, 293.8p Mirkbooths, 293.2p Copperthorns Suffolk 306.9p, 292p, 288p Hazel Head, 298p Smalmstown, 286.4p Mirkbooths, 282.8p Hayton Brow Blackface 303.5p(x2), 302.1p, 302p, 298.9p, 292.9p Smalmstown, 298.9p Mirkbooths, 292.1p Brisco Hill Greyfaced 292.5p Smalmstown, 285.7p Hazel House Herdwick 270.1p Bowscale Swaledale 266.7p Bowscale

CAST SHEEP: A good entry of cast ewes and rams were forward, with trade yet again being dearer on the week. All classes of ewes are in high demand. Topping today at £175 was a Texel ram from Messrs Reid, Bengall.

Ewes peaked at £160 for a Texel cross ewe from Messrs Harrison, Lesson Hall. Mules sold to £115 for a pen of 6 from Messrs Bell, New House Farm. Swaledale to £86 for 2 from Messrs McGregor, Dirrops.

Cast ewes and rams continue to hold extremely well with increased interest for the next few weeks. With many selling to £100+.

Leading prices per head :
Cast Ewes: Beltex
£122 The Guards, £110 Cardewlees Farm, Texel £160, £130, £124, £120 Lesson Hall Farm, £142, £130, £129, £124 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £136 Bengall Farm, £132 (x2) Low House Farm, £130 Edenlin, £128 Springfield Farm, £124 Hazel House, £124, £123, £122 Ashfield, £120 The Lake, £119 Low House Farm, Suffolk £150, £128 Faugh Beeches, £150, £128, £123, £118 Anthorn Farm, £122 Rottington Hall, £122 Hazel House, £118 Twon Head Farm, Mule £115 New House Farm, £106 Rottington Hall, £106 Dirrops, £104 Low House Farm, £100 The Guards, £100 Hesket Demain, £99 Riggfoot Farm, Leicester £104 Dirrops, Swaledale £86 Dirrops, £64 Hesket Demain, £59 Riggfoot Farm, Blackface £70 High Drum.

Cast Rams: Texel £175, £165 Bengall Farm, £108 Birks Farm.

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