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Date: 03 May 2021 | Primestock

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Borderway Primestock Sale

Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS

On Monday 3rd May Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A smaller show of cast cows, bulls and prime cattle and prime and cast sheep were on offer.

PRIME BULLS: A very good entry of 73 prime bulls were forward, resulting in a slight easing on trade overall. Despite this top overall was a superb Limosuin from Messrs Dent, Beamwham, Hexham, attaining £2101.41 purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Messrs Athey, High Lovelady Shields, Alston sold another to £2038.44 again purchased by Bowland Foods. Simmental crosses sold to £1620.50 from Messrs Buchan, Overton of Knaven, Peterhead. Top pence per kilo of 243.5ppk was paid for a Limousin from Messrs Cleasby, Linden House, Penrith and the same price achieved by Messrs Dent, Beamwham, Hexham purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford, and Bowland Foods.

Dairy bred bulls sold to £1187 for Holstein Friesian  for Messrs Story, Blackrigg, Longtown and a top pence per kilo of 194.5ppk for a British Friesian from Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End, Penrith, both purchased by Bowland Foods.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £2101 Beamwham, £2038 High Lovelady Shields, £1827 Watch Currock, £1592, £1534 Linden House, £1568 Hedley East Farm, £1507, £1501, £1335 Aulby Farm, £1375 Beck House,    Simmental £1620, £1560 Overton of Knaven, £1347 Beck House, £1189 Seymour House, Beef Shorthorn £1502 Overton of Knaven, Aberdeen Angus £1415 Down Hall, £1203 Overton of Knaven, British Blue £1383 High House, £1335, £1288 Down Hall, £1328, £1307 Mirkbooths, £1325 Park House Farm, Luing £1340 Overton of Knaven, Galloway £1332 Balgray Hill, Hereford £1237 South Lambhill, Holstein Friesian £1187, £1102 Blackrigg, £1019 Hedley East Farm, £1016, £1002, £998 Elephant Farm, £1013, £978 Barwinnock Farm, £994 Street Head, British Friesian £1164 Beck House, £1122 Skelton Wood End, Holstein £1055, £1024, £982 Castlesteads.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 243.5p, 232.5p Linden House, 243.5p Beamwham, 234.5p Hedley East Farm, 230.5p, 233.5p, 221.5p Aulby Farm, 221.5p Beck House, 215.5p Watch Currock, British Blue 216.5p High House, 210.5p, 208.5p, 207.5p Mirkbooths, 206.5p Park House Farm, 204.5p Park House Farm, Simmental 214.5p Beck House, 207.5p, 197.5p Overton of Knaven, 195.5p South Lambhill, Montbelairde 205.5p Seymour House, British Friesian 194.5p, 179.5p Skelton Wood End, 188.5p Beck House, Aberdeen Angus 185.5p Overton of Knaven, 181.5p Down Hall, Holstein Friesian 178.5p (x2) Hedley East Farm, 176.5p, 173.5p, 171.5p Elephant Farm, 174.5p Barwinnock Farm, 172.5p Blackrigg, Beef Shorthorn 175.5p Overton of Knaven, Holstein 170.5p (x2), 164.5p, 163.5p Castlesteads, Galloway 168.5p Balgray Hill.

PRIME CATTLE: A very good entry of 44 prime steers and heifers were forward, whereby trade would be slightly easier on the week, but on the whole a marvellous trade once again. Top overall was a Limosuin cross steer form weekly vendors Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton achieving £1824.10. Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith sold to £1820.95 and Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie to £1807.12, all of the above were purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. British Blues to £1767 from Messrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, Carlisle, and to £1729.14 from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse, Carlisle purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Top pence per kilo of 249.5ppk was also achieved by Messrs Bowe, Bothel with one of their three entries.

Heifers seen a top of £1665.99 for an outstanding Limousin cross from Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill Farm, Carlisle. This heifer was also top overall pence per kilo of 260ppk and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse, Carlisle sold the second top to £1611.77, purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Messrs Airey, The Close, Carlisle sold the second top price per kilo of 353.5ppk purchased by Blackbrow Abattoir and Messrs Sisson, Kelbarrow, Penrith sold another to 252.5ppk and was purchased by King Street Butchers. Messrs Story, Newbiggin achieved the same price and was again purchased by Blackbrow Abattoir.

Leading Prices Per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1824, £1746, £1716 Bothel Parks, £1820, £1641, £1619 Halfway Well, £1807, £1778 Hoddamtown, £1705 Lords Close, £1615 Petteril Hill Farm, £1597 Newbiggin Farm, British Blue £1767 Newbiggin Farm, £1729 Nealhouse Farm, £1439 Stubbyknowe, Charolais £1316 Ladyhouseteads, Hereford £1263 Overton of Knaven, Holstein £1176, £1120, £1107 Stubbyknowe.

Heifers: Limousin £1665 Petteril Hill Farm, £1611 Nealhouse Farm, £1596 Halfway Well, £1530, £1452, £1434, £1412 Newbiggin Farm, £1464 Low House Farm, £1446, £1400 Kelbarrow, £1439, £1422 Lords Close,  

Leading prices per kilo:  
Heifers: Limousin
259.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 253.5p The Close, 252.5p, 243.5p Kelbarrow, 252.5p, 249.5p, 239.5p, 238.5p Newbiggin, 249.5p Nealhouse Farm, 241.5p Lords Close, 235.5p Halfway Well, 233.5p Low House Farm.   

Steers: Limousin 249.5p, 246.5p, 245.5p Bothel Parks, 243.5p Grassknop Farm, 235.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 232.5p, 230.5p Halfway Well, 231.5p Newbiggin Farm, 230.5p Hoddamtown, 229.5p Lords Close, British Blue 241.5p Nealhouse Farm, 237.5p Newbiggin Farm, Charolais 225.5p Ladyhouseteads, Simmental 211.5p, 202.5p Ladyhousesteads, Holstein 177.5p, 174.5p (x2), 173.5p Stubbyknowe, Holstein Friesian 175.5p Stubbyknowe.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A good show of 206 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer to a keen ringside of buyers ensuring a sharper trade.

Mr George Nelson, Reddings sold the top priced Limousin cow for 794kg, 193.5ppk or £1536 purchased by Owain Llyr. Messrs Harrison, Sceugh Farm sold a Limosuin cross cow for 906kg, 159.5ppk or £1445 to Les Fell. Mr George Brough, Old Rectory Farm sold a 73month old Limousin cow for 766kg, 211.5ppk or £1431 purchased by Mr Michael Helliwell. Crowhall Farms run of cows topped at 896kg, 155.5ppk or £1393 for a Shorthorn purchased by Mr Steven Bowes.

All classes of dairy cows were in great demand, with Messrs Little & Son, Kirkbride House selling a Montbelairde cross heifer for 750kg, 192.5ppk or £1443 and to 726kg, 186.5ppk or £1375 both to Capper Farming. Messrs Story, Blackrigg sold the top priced Holstein cross heifer for 710kg, 185.5ppk or £1317 to Mr Alan Jarvis. Messrs Irving, Brunt Hill sold a Holstein cross heifer for 702kg, 182.5ppk or £1281 to Les Fell. Messrs Brough, Buckabank Farm sold a Holstein cross to 898kg, 139.5ppk or £1252 to Les Fell. Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End sold a Holstein cross cow for 863kg, 139.5ppk or £1203 to Mr Sean McGimpsey. Blencogo House Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 576kg, 183.5ppk or £1052 to Les Fell. Messrs Vevers, High Plains sold a Holstein cross heifer for 650kg, 183.5ppk or £1192 to Capper Farming.

Leading Prices per head: Limousin £1536, £1142 Reddings, £1445 Sceugh Farm, £1431, £1233 Old Rectory Farm, £1425, £1408, £1278, £1179, £1112 Balgray Hill, £1216 The Close, £1202, £1120 Brisco Hall, £1180 Roughet Hill, £1169 High Wreay Farm, Montbelairde £1443, £1375 Kirkbride House, £1099 Skelton Wood End, £1061 Geltside Farm, Shorthorn £1393, £1205 Crowhall Farm, £1383, £1353 Brisco Hall, Beef Shorthorn £1351 Halldykes, £1103 Minsca Farm, Holstein Friesian £1317 Blackrigg, £1281, £1186 Brunt Hill, £1252, £1145, £1111 Buckabank Farm, £1203 Skelton Wood End, £1194 Evening Hill Farm, £1192, £1012 High Plains, £1141 Whitrigg Grange, £1123 Brunt Hill, £1094 Bridge End, £1096 Geltside Farm, £1071, £1022, £1019, £1010, £1000 Big Balcraig Farm, £1051 Chalk Lodge, £1036 Tempest Tower, £1019 Park House Farm, £1005 Langfauld, Simmental £1309 Crowhall Farm, £1281, £1205 Kirtleton House, Charolais £1262 Brisco Hall, British Blue £1212 Low House Farm, British Friesian £1176 Kelsick House Farm, £1133 Sandraw Farm, £1078 High House, £1063 Whitlawside Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1165, £1146, £1092, £1090 Druidhall, £1043 Brisco Hall, £1043 Laitha Farm,  Hereford £1057 Dalecroft, Holstein £1056 Blencogo House, Swedish Red & White £1039 Geltside Farm, Jersey £501 The Gill.  

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 211.5p, 169.5p Old Rectory Farm, 193.5p, 166.5p Reddings, 182.5p, 181.5p, 178.5p, 164.5p, 158.5p Balgray Hill, 176.5p Roughet Hill, 172.5p, 153.5p Brisco Hall,163.5p The Close, 159.5p Sceugh Farm, 158.5p High Wreay Farm, 156.5p, 155.5p, 152.5p Glenlea, 151.5p Well Head Farm, Montbelairde 192.5p, 189.5p Kirkbride House, 166.5p Nethershields Farm, Aberdeen Angus 189.5p, 161.5p, 159.5p, 156.5p, 155.5p, 152.5p Druidhall, 152.5p Laitha Farm, Holstein Friesian 185.5p Blackrigg, 183.5p High Plains, 182.5p (x2), 147.5p Brunt Hill, 178.5p, 171.5p, 168.5p, 158.5p, 145.5p, 139.5p, 137.5p Big Balcraig Farm, 143.5p, 139.5p (x2) Buckabank Farm, 143.5p Burtholme Farm, 142.5p Grassknop Farm, 141.5p Geltside Farm, 140.5p Park House Farm, 139.5p Low Plains, 139.5p Geltside Farm, 139.5p Skelton Wood End, 138.5p Bridge End, 137.5p Whitrigg Grange, 137.5p Southerfield Hall, Holstein 183.5p, 134.5p Blencogo House, 137.5p Stoneraise Place, 137.5p Southerfield Hall, 136.5p Stubbyknowe, 132.5p Flatt Bank, 130.5p Park House, Charolais 178.5p Brisco Hall, Simmental 176.5p, 166.5p Kirtleton House, 167.5p Crowhall Farm, British Friesian 172.5p Sandraw Farm, 148.5p Whitlawside Farm, 146.5p High House, 140.5p Round Hill, 135.5p Well Head Farm, 135.5p Kelsick House Farm, South Devon 170.5p High Boonwood, Shorthorn 169.5p, 153.5p Brisco Hall, 159.5p, 155.5p Crowhall Farm, Saler 165.5p, 157.5p Glenlea, British Blue 157.5p Low House Farm, Beef Shorthorn 155.5p Halldykes, 149.5p, 144.5p Minsca Farm, Swedish Red & White 147.5p Geltside Farm, Belted Galloway 143.5p Old Rectory Farm, Hereford 141.5p Greenhollows, Galloway 133.5p Kernal Rigg, Blue Grey 121.5p Glenlea, Jersey 111.5p, 106.5p The Gill.

CAST BULLS: Six stock bulls were on offer and what a trade. Mr Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm sold one of the best Limousin stock bull seen in the ring for some time, which sold to 1154kg, 185.5ppk or £2140 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Shepherd & Son, Low House Farm, Millom sold an Outstanding British Blue bull for 1020kg, 203.5ppk or £2075 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Robertson, Newton of Logierait sold a great British Blue to 1094kg, 188.5ppk or £2062 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £2140 Haas Side Farm, British Blue £2075 Low House Farm, £2062 Newton of Logierait, Hereford £1445 Whitlawside Farm, Simmental £1425 Mouswald Grange, Montbeliarde £1290 Woodhead Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 203.5p Low House Farm, 188.5p Newton of Logierait, Limousin 185.5p Haas Side Farm, 169.5p Glenlea, Simmental 145.5p Mouswald Grange, Hereford 137.5p Whitlawside Farm, Montbelairde 133.5p Woodhead Farm.

PRIME SHEEP: Despite the Bank Holiday, another good entry of 1482 sheep came forward. Lambs were met with a great trade from start to finish with all weights and grades in high demand, the 153 lambs forward produced all in average od £143.47 per head. Topping the section at £188 was a fantastic single Texel lamb from Messrs Mallinson, The Hill, Burgh By Sands which sold to Steven Wilson, Butchers, Corby Hill. Top pence per kilo at £4 was a pair of Texel lambs from Mr Josh Merrell, The Green, Irthington, selling to Morgan Helliwell, Rochdale.

Another good entry of 1141 hoggs saw a very mixed offering, with plenty of life in the hogg job yet, averaging £137.54.  A fantastic single Texel hogg of ME & JJ Fell, Stanger Hill topped both per kilo and per head at £180 and 360ppk to Morgan Helliwell.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £188, £165, £143 The Hill, £180, £172, £149 Greensyke, £170, £166 Bank House, £162 The Green, £156 Hen Moss Farm, £154, £147, £144 Mirkbooths, £150 Birks Farm, £147, £146 (x2), £145, £143 Wetheral Shields, £145 Stoyles Way, Suffolk £175, £157, £153, £152 Evening Hill Farm, £165, £154, £152, £146, £144 Clappers Farm, £158 Greensyke, £145 (x2), £141 Birks Farm, £143 Mirkbooths, £142 Ellerslea, Charollais £156 Greensyke, Zwartbles £134 (x2), £130 Woodhousehill.

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 360p, 335.6p, 328.6p, 326.7p, 325.5p Stanger Hill, 358.1p, 337.2p, 329.5p, 327.3p, 325.8p, 325p Newhall Farm, 343.2p Hayton Brow, 340.2p, 337.5p Cardew Hall, 334.1p Low House Farm, 330.1p Westhills Farm, 328.3p, 327.7p, 327.5p, 325p Smalmstown Farm, Beltex 350p, 327.7p, 323.1p The Guards, 322p Hollands, Zwartbles 322.2p Horseclose Farm, Blackface 314p, 303.3p Smalmstown Farm, 302.4p Mirkbooths, 300p, 297.6p, 294.7p, 294.2p, 293.5p (x2), 291.8p, 291.7p, 290.6p Westhills Farm, Hill Cheviot 311.1p Stoneraise Place, 309.2p, 306.2p Horseclose Farm, 302.4p Woodhouses Farm, Suffolk 308.3p, 306.1p, 295.7p, 295.4p Newhall Farm, 301p Smalmstown Farm, 293.6p Low House Farm,   Mule 292.1p Stanger Hill, 282.6p Smalmstown Farm, 272.6p Low House Farm, 272.5p Bowscale Farm,  Herdwick 273.3p Bowscale Farm, Swaledale 267.9p Bowscale Farm.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £180, £166 Stanger Hill, £170, £169, £163 Oulton Hall, £169, £168, £166, £164 Scales Hall, £168, £167, £162 Sunny Gill Farm, £168 Bengall Farm, £162, £162 Cardew Hall, £162 Stoneknowe Farm, £161 Stanger Hill, £159 Mirkbooths, £159 Smalmstown Farm,  Beltex £178 The Guards, Suffolk £165 (x2), £164 Scales Hall, £161, £150, £148, £139, £138 Newhall Farm, £154, £150, £138 Low House Farm, £152 Smalmstown Farm, £150 Mirkbooths, £145 Stoneraise Place, Blackface £154, £144, 142, £140 (x2), £138, £135 (x3) Smalmstown Farm, £131 Mirkbooths, £130 Stobbs Farm, Hill Cheviot £153 Smalmstown Farm, £142 Mirkbooths, £126 Stoneraise Place, £125 Woodhouses Farm, Mule £145 Low House Farm, £139 Mirkbooths, £131 Brampton Fell Farm, £130 Smalmstown Farm, Zwartbles £145 Horseclose Farm, £136 (x3) Woodhousehill, Bleu Du Maine £131 Wardhall Guards Farm, Herdwick £123 Bowscale Farm, Swaledale £112.50 Bowscale Farm.

Leading Prices per kilo: Texel 400p The Green, 395.2p, 349.3p Bank House, 383.7p, 379.3p, 371.4p The Hill, 365.3p The Hollands, 363.2p Ellerslea, 362.5p Stoyles Way, 359p Gill Farm, 354.2p, 353.8p Bank House, 351.2p, 345.9p Mirkbooths, 347.8p Hen Moss Farm, 346.2p Greensyke, Suffolk 360p, 245.5p, 341.3p Evening Hill Farm, 353.8p Gill Farm, 351.3p Swallow Heights, 350.6p Ellerslea, 349.4p, 345.2p Birks Farm, 340.7p Mirkbooths,  Charollais 350.6p Greensyke, Zwartbles 304.5p, 294.5p Woodhousehill.

CAST SHEEP: A plainer show of ewes proved slightly harder to cash on the week. Rams topped at £172 for a Bluefaced Leicester from Messrs Smith, Roachburn, who also sold Swaledale ewes to £96. Cast ewes sold to £155 for Suffolks from Messrs Pieri Livestock Ltd, Castle Carrock.

Leading prices per head :
£160 Swallow Heights, Suffolk £155 Stone House, Texel £140 Greensyke, Beltex £128 Cardew Hall, Charollais £128 Gill Farm, Zwartbles £120 Horseclose Farm, Herdwick £112, £100 Higginson Mill, Mule £109 Brazendale, £104 Birks Farm, £100 Low Fauld Farm, Swaledale £96 Roachburn Farm, Blackface £95 (x2) Stobbs Farm, Hill Cheviot £84 Hollands.

Cast Rams: Leicester £172 Roachburn 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