Borderway Anniversary Primestock Show & Sale

20th August 2018

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 20th August Harrison & Hetherington held their Anniversary show and sale of prime cattle and sheep. A good show of 470 cast cows, stock bulls and prime cattle along with 1605 prime and cast sheep were forward.


Judge: Evan Hall, Scot Beef

1stMessrs Bell, Haas Grove Farm, Lockerbie – 835kg, 188.5kg, £1573
2ndMessrs Millar, Crookholm Farm, Canonbie, Dumfries – 779kg, 166.5ppk, £1297
3rdMessrs Mitchell, Mirkbooths, Raughton Head – 779kg, 185.5p, £1445

1stMessrs Chappelhow, High Grounds, Penrith – 713kg, 139.5kg, £994

Judge: Mr Geoff Nutter, Bowland Foods

1stMessrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Distington, Workington – 616kg, 230.5ppk, £1419
2ndMessrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Red Dial, Wigton – 571kg, 226.5ppk, £1293
3rdMessrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Red Dial, Wigton – 512kg, 232.5ppk, £1190

1stMessrs Anderson, Crosby House Farm, Crosby, Maryport – 648kg, 233.5ppk, £1513
2nd Messrs Anderson, Crosby House Farm, Crosby, Maryport – 669kg, 230.5ppk, £1542
 3rd Messrs Anderson, Crosby House Farm, Crosby, Maryport – 681kg, 232.5ppk, £1583

1stBarker & Johnstone, Middle Bank End Farm, Appleby – 631kg, 248.5ppk, £1568
2ndMessrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle – 540kg, 240.5ppk, £1298
3rdMessrs Little, Greenhill, Red Dial, Wigton – 518kg, 244.5ppk, £1266

CHAMPION – Barker & Johnstone, Middle Bank End Farm, Appleby – 631kg, 248.5ppk, £1568
RES CHAMPION – Messrs Anderson, Crosby House Farm, Crosby, Maryport – 648kg, 233.5ppk, £1513

                                      Champion Heifer – Barker & Johnston, Middle Bank End Farm

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A larger show of 341 cast cows were forward and were met by an enthusiastic ringside of buyers ensuring all classes of cattle were dearer on the week.

Topping the sale was a fantastic British Blue cow, winning 1st prize in the show and was consigned by Mr Gary Bell, Haas Grove, selling to 835kg, 188.5kg, £1573 and was purchased by Mr Sean McGimpsey. Topping the overall pence per kilo was a Limousin cross from Messrs W & W Faulder, Houghton House, Houghton selling for 201.5ppk to MCC Livestock, Ireland.

Black and white cows were in strong demand, topping at £1124, 129.5ppk for a 868kg Holstein Friesian from Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End, and was purchased by Pickstocks Ltd.

Leading Cow Prices – price per head:British Blue £1573 £1280 Haas Grove Farm, £1369 Bloan Farm, £1297 Crookholm Farm, £1272, £1260, £1035 Halefield Farm, £1140 Balgray Hill, £1124 Prestrie Farm, £1081, £1060 West Wharmley, £1071 Parkside Farm, £1056 High Grounds, £1051 High Todhill Wood, £1050 Newbiggin Farm, £1024, £898 Bankend, £990 Creca Hall, £976 Arbrack, £918 Rawfoot, £893 Rattlinggate Farm, Limousin £1445 Mirkbooths, £1355 West Farm, £1329, £1269, £1100 Haas Grove Farm, £1286 Tercrosset, £1249 Lower Griseburn, £1243, £1195 Bridgehouse Farm, £1182 Steel Farm, £1164 Housenrigg Farm, £1114 Low House, £1107, £1069 Steel Farm, £1090 Sideway Bank, £1088, £1052 Balgray Hill, £1086 Bumbretton Farm, £1072 Rawfoot, £1059 Houghton House, Simmental £1306, £1113 Newbie Mains, £1204 West Wharmley, £1059, £972 Corbelly Hill Farm, £898 Wynholm Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1286, £1020 Gretna House, £1107 Dumbretton Farm, £1073, £1063, £847 Barnglies, £919 Laridlaugh, £908 Bush of Ewes Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1240 Coxhill Farm, £1120 Clappers Farm, £948 Coxhill Farm, Holstein £1139 Walby Hall, £1060 Burtholme Farm, £814 Down By Rigg, Holstein Friesian £1124 Skelton Wood End, £1113, £1040 Woodhouse, £1094 Low House Farm, £1089 Hillhead, £1067 Gerrard House, £1066, £1029, £959 Espland Hill, £1038, £988 Arbrack, £1001 Becklees, £994 High Grounds, £976 Blackrigg, £970 Red Hall, £969 New Mill Farm, £968 Birds Hill Farm, £948 East Scales, £915 Townfoot Farm, £911 Skelton Wood End, British Friesian £983 Mounsey Bank, £914, £762 Harelawhole, £850, £691 Middle Farm, £827 Dockray Farm, £791 The Hill, £775 East Bowhill Farm, £774 Burtholme Farm, £764 Peterscrook.

Leading Bull Prices – price per head: Limousin £1547 Gates Garth Hall Farm, £1360 Cumdivock Farm, £956 Barvennan Farmhouse Holstein Friesian £1063 South Carthat, Aberdeen Angus £913 Stubbyknowe.

Leading Cow Prices – price per kilo: Limousin 201.5p Houghton House, 187.5p, 178.5p, 167.5p Haas Grove Farm, 185.5p Mirkbooths, 182.5p Tercrosset, 179.5p West Wharmley, 175.5p Lower Griseburn, 170.5p Housenrigg Farm, 166.5p Bridgehouse Farm, 165.5p Wydon Eals Farm, 164.5p Balgray Hill, 164.5p Sideway Bank, 163.5p Rawfoot, 162.5p Low House, 159.5p Lake View, 159.5p Rattlinggate Farm, 159.5p Newbiggin Farm, 158.5p Steel Farm, 158.5p West Farm, British Blue 194.5p, 175.5p, 188.5p, 184.5p Haas Grove Farm, 150.5p Halefield Farm, 175.5p, 147.5p Bankend, 174.5p, 148.5p West Wharmley, 173.5p Prestrie Farm, 166.5p Crookholm Farm, 161.5p Bloan Farm, 158.5p Creca Hall, 156.5p Newbiggin Farm, 153.5p High Grounds, 149.5p Wham Head Farm, 149.5p, 139.5p Arbrack, 148.5p Balgray Hill, 146.5p Rattlinggate Farm, 143.5p Stockholm Farm, 143.5p Rawfoot, 142.5p, 127.5p High Todhill Wood, 137.5p Eden Bank Farm, 136.5p Greyside Farm, 133.5p Wydon Eals Farm, 130.5p Parkside Farm, 129.5p Wall End Farm, 125.5p Hallington High Farm,  Simmental 186.5p West Wharmley, 155.5p, 148.5p Newbie Mains, 135.5p (x3) Corbelly Hill Farm, 127.5p Wynholm Farm, 125.5p High House, 123.5p Skiddaw View Cottage, 121.5p Belmont Farm, Beef Shorthorn 174.5p Clappers Farm, 147.5p, 134.5p Coxhill Farm, Holstein Friesian 164.5p Becklees Farm, 152.2p, 133.5p Woodhouse, 150.5p, 140.5p, 132.5p, 131.5p Arbrack, 149.5p Gerrard House, 139.5p High Grounds, 137.5p Low Ground Farm, 137.5p Hillhead, 137.5p Walby Hall, 136.5p New Mill Farm,  132.5p, 129.5p Espland Hill,  132.5p Birds Hill Farm, 129.5p Skelton Wood End, 129.5p Greenwrae, 129.5p Blackrigg, 129.5p Burtholme Farm, Blonde 159.5p Hill Top, 153.5p Grange Hall, Aberdeen Angus 155.5p Dumbretton Farm, 149.5p, 144.5p, 140.5p Barnglies, 147.5p, 139.5p Gretna House, 137.5p Bush of ewes Farm, 133.5p Wavercroft, 129.5p Lairdlaugh, 126.5p Steel Farm, 125.5p Skiddaw View Cottage, 119.5p Wynholm Farm, British Friesian 147.5p, 133.5p Harelawhole, 146.5p Mounsey Bank, 144.5p Peterscrook, 130.5p, 112.5p Middle Farm, 125.5p The Hill, 125.5p Burtholme Farm, 123.5p Dockray Farm, 116.5p Bowness Hall, Holstein 145.5p Down By Rigg, 136.5p Walby Hall, 136.5p Burtholme Farm, 122.5p, 102.5p Blue Dial Farm, 113.5p Ribton House, 109.5p Cote House Farm, 106.5p Petteril Bank Farm, Galloway 134.5p, 119.5p, 117.5p, 116.5p, 115.5p, 114.5p Ottercops, Charolais 126.5p Skiddaw View Cottage, 123.5p Nutholm Farm, Dairy Shorthorn 125.5p Marleycote Walls, 119.5p Brisco Hill, Shorthorn 120.5p, 113.5p Ladyhousteads, Montbeliarde 114.5p Gimmenbie.

Leading Bull Prices – price per kilo: Holstein Friesian 157.5p South Carthat, Limousin 147.5p Gate Garth Hall Farm, 136.5p Barvennan Farmhouse, 122.5p Cumdivock Farm,  Aberdeen Angus 125.5p Stubbyknowe, Highland 103.5p East Clough.

Prime Bulls – A larger number of 87 prime bulls were forward unexpectedly, and despite not much enthusiasm around the ringside due to abattoirs excessively busy with festival lambs, a good trade was achieved. The ringside.

Outwith the show, top overall was a Limousin cross from Messrs Jardine, The Yett, Lockerbie achieving £1631.14 and was purchased by Mr Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. British blues topped at £1468.31 from Messrs White, Steel Hall, Hexham and was purchased by MCC livestock, Ireland.

Top pence per kilo of 232.5ppk was paid for a Limousin from Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm, and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Black and Whites topped at £1065.51 from Messrs Moscrop & Waugh, Albyfield, Carlisle and was purchased by Bowland Foods. The same vendor also received top pence per kilo of 175.5ppk fro the same animal.   

Leading Prices – price per head: Limousin £1631, £1467, £1422, £1422 The Yett, £1592, £1419, £1419, £1382 Stubsgill Farm, £1502 Niven Hill, £1439, £1363 Demesne Farm, £1366 Greenhill Farm, £1363 Upper Brydekirk, £1340 Reddings, £1321 Niven Hill, £1311 Albyfield, £1311 East Farm, British Blue £1468 Steel Hall, £1363, £1288 The Lake, £1293 Greenhill Farm, Blonde £1370, £1325, £1309 Oakwoodhill, Simmental £1289 Greystone House, £1286, £1223 Kirtleton House,  Charolais £1251 Stockholm Farm, Galloway £1217 West Acres, Aberdeen Angus £1114, £1084 Justicetown Farm, £1083 East Farm, Hereford £1086 East Farm, British Friesian £1056 Albyfield, £1041 Gates Garth Hall Farm, £941, £939 South Carthat, Holstein Friesian £1018, £988, £947, £927 South Carthat, £1013 Barwinnock Farm, £976 (x2), £934 Randalinton Farm, £905 Mirkbooths.

Leading Prices – price per kilo: Limousin 232.5p, 225.5p Greenhill Farm, 230.5p, 224.5p, 220.5p Stubsgill Farm, 220.5p, 214.5p Redding, 216.5p Upper Brydekirk, 216.5p, 214.5p The Yett, 215.5p Niven Hill, 215.5p, 214.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, 214.5p Demesne Farm,    British Blue 226.5p Greenhill Farm, 207.5p, 205.5p The Lake, 194.5p Stockholm Farm, 184.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, 183.5p Justicetown Farm, 179.5p, 169.5p Steel Hall,  Blonde 217.5p, 211.5p, 205.5p Oakwoodhill, Charolais 208.5p Stockholm Farm, Simmental 189.5p Kirtleton House, 184.5p Greystone House, Aberdeen Angus 184.5p (x2), 177.5p Justicetown Farm, 166.5p East Farm, Galloway 177.5p West Acres, British Friesian 175.5p Albyfield, 167.5p, 165.5p, 161.5p South Carthat, 160.5p Gates Garth Hall Farm, Hereford 173.5p, 163.5p East Farm, Holstein Friesian 167.5p, 167.5p Barwinnock Farm, 165.5p, 164.5p, 162.5p Randalinton Farm, 164.5p, 162.5p, 161.5p South Carthat, 162.5p Blackrigg.

Prime Cattle – A very good show of 41 prime steers and heifers were forward with all classes being a very good trade.

The pre sale show was expertly judged by Mr Evan Hall, who awarded the champion ticket to Messrs Barker & Johnstone, Middle Bank Farm with a British Blue heifer sired by Tweeddale Ironman. This tremendous almost all black heifer weighted 631kg, and sold to 248.5ppk or £1568 to Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Claiming Reserve Champion was Messrs Anderson, Crosby House Farm, Maryport with a British Blue steer scaling 648kg, and topping the price per kilo at 233.5ppk or £1513 and was also purchased by Pioneer Foods.

Outwith the show, top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle achieving £1714 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top priced British Blue cross was £1601.98 from Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle, also purchased by Pioneer Foods.

Heifers were forward in excellent quality and peaked at £1659 for a British Blue cross from Messrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, and to £1536.44 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Smithson, Bloan, Kirkby Stephen and was purchased by Messrs Mulholland, Butchers Shop, Great Orton. This heufer was also top overall pence per kilo at 256.5ppk.

More could have been sold, and more are required for next week’s Primestock sale albeit the Bank holiday.

Leading Prices – price per head:
Steers: Limousin
£1714 Nealhouse Farm, £1639, £1439 Hoddamtown, £1551 Nealhouse Farm, £1542 Bloan Farm, £1523, £1512 Crosby House Farm, £1398 Greenhills, British Blue £1601 Newbiggin Farm, £1583, £1543, £1542, £1513 Crosby House Farm, Simmental £1465 Hoddamtown, £1464 Fern House, Charolais £1421 Fern House.  

Heifers: British Blue £1659 Newbiggin Farm, £1568 Middle Bank Farm, £1503, £1486 West Farm, Limousin £1536 Bloan Farm, £1389 Haas Grove Farm, £1298 Newbiggin Farm, £1273, £1266 Greenhill Farm, Simmental £1461 Haas Grove Farm, Hereford £1066 Down By Rigg.

Leading Prices – price per kilo:
Steers: British Blue
233.5p, 232.5p, 230.5p, 202.5p Crosby House Farm, 231.5p Newbiggin Farm,

Limousin 230.5p, 229.5p Crosby House Farm, 226.5p Bloan Farm, 223.5p, 219.5p Nealhouse Farm, 222.5p, 219.5p Hoddamtown, Simmental 224.5p Hoddamtown.

Heifers:  Limousin 256.5p Bloan Farm, 244.5p, 243.5p Greenhill Farm, 240.5p Newbiggin Farm, 224.5p Haas Grove Farm, British Blue 248.5p Middle Bank End Farm, 239.5p Newbiggin Farm, 214.5p Wes Farm, 237.5p Greenhill Farm, Simmental 216.5p Haas Grove Farm.

Prime Sheep – A smaller entry than last week which saw an average of 185.4ppk incorporated into this week’s sale was the anniversary show which was very capably judged by Martin MacIntyre, Hawes who awarded the Championship to a great pen of Dutch Texel lambs from Messrs Wigham, Hargill House which had earlier won 1st prize in the any other breed class, they later went on to sell at £110 per head at Mr Robert Skelton. The Reserve Championship was also claimed by Messrs Wigham with their 1st prize pen of Beltex lambs which sold at £100 a head to Mr Andrew Dawson. Ewan Simpson, Walton Wood Head claimed the young handler’s prize with his single which sold for £96 to Mr A Dawson. Out with the show lambs topped at £103.80 for a pen of 10 from Messrs Hill, Clea Hall which sold to Mr Michael Lomax.

Ewes topped at £104.50 for Texels from Roachburn.


Judge – Martin MacIntyre, Macintyre Meats

1st M/s Wigham, Hargill House, Coanwood, Haltwhistle – 42.5kg, £100
2nd Messrs Errington, Hunley, Scaleby, Carlisle– 41kg, £78.30
3rd Messrs Little, Hollands, Penton, Carlisle – 42kg, £74.80

M/s Todd, Longhurst, Low Row, Brampton – 45kg, £90
2nd M/s Oliver, Walton Woodhead, Brampton – 42kg, £101
3rd Messrs Storey, Scarrowhill, Cumwhitton, Carlisle – 41kg, £82

1st M/s Wigham, Hargill House, Coanwood, Haltwhistle – 46kg, £110
2nd Messrs Bell, Ashknowe, Kirklinton, Carlisle – 40kg, £89
3rd M/s Oliver, Walton Woodhead, Brampton – 41.5kg, £88

1st Messrs Hodgson, White House, Glassonby, Penrith – 46kg, £81
2nd Messrs Hird, West End Farm, Dovenby, Cockermouth – 46kg £79
3rd Messrs Hodgson, White House, Glassonby, Penrith – 44.5kg, £79

1st M/s Foster, Coombe Cragg, Brampton – 47kg, £79
2nd M/s Browell, Quarry House, Hexham – 47kg, £85.50
3rd Messrs Kyle, Spoutbank, Walton, Brampton – 45kg, £79

1stEwan Simpson, C/o Walton Woodhead, Brampton – 41kg, £96

1st prize Young Handler – Ewan Simpson – 15 years old

CHAMPION – M/s Wigham, Hargill House, Coanwood, Haltwhistle – 46kg, £110

                                   Champion pen of lambs – Messrs Wigham, Hargill House

RES CHAMPION – M/s Wigham, Hargill House, Coanwood, Haltwhistle – 42.5kg, £100

                                   Reserve champion pen of lambs – Messrs Wigham, Hargill House

Lamb Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £110 Hargill, £88 Walton Woodhead,Texel £103.80 (x2), £97.80 Westward,£103.80, £90 Cardew Hall, £101 Walton Woodhead, £100 (x2), £90 High Lovelady Shield, £96 Ghyll House Farm, £94.80 Quarry House Farm, £94.80, £92.80 Farnbury, £94.30 Ribton House, £92.80 Meade Cottage, £92.80, £90.80 Clea Hall, £90 (x2) Longhurst, Beltex £100 Hargill House, £94 Hunley, £93.80, £92.80, £85.80, £84.80 Moss Side, £93 Hollands, £88.80, £87.80, £81.80 Walton Woodhead, £83.80 The Throp,  Rouge £96 Walton Woodhead, £89 Ashknowe, Greyfaced £85.50, £84.80, £84, £80 Quarry House Farm, £79 Spoutbank, £79 Coombe Crag, Suffolk £84.30 Aigle Gill, £81.80 Greyside Farm, £81.30 Fenton Farm, £81 White House, £80.80 (x3), £80 Mirkbooths, £80 Merryshield.

Lamb Leading prices per kilo: Texel 241.4p, 204.5p, 201.9p Cardew Hall, 240.5p Walton Woodhead, 228.6p Ghyll House, 227.2p, 207.1p Lesson Hall, 225.7p, 204.1p Quarry House, 217p, 204.4p, 203.3p Greyside, 214.3p, 204.6p Hollands, 212p Hunley, 211.7p Hallrigg, 209.7p, 205.9p Westward, 206.5p Outer Woodhead, 204.1p Farnbury, Dutch Texel 239.1p Hargill House, 212p Walton Woodhead, Rouge 234.1p Walton Woodhead, 222.5p Ashknowe, Beltex 232.5p Hollands, 229.3p Hunley, 223.3p, 222.2p, 210.9p, 206.8p Moss Side, 235.3p, 219.5p, 204.1p, 202p Walton Woodhead, 214.9p The Throp, Suffolk 189.4p Aigle Gill, Greyfaced 183.9p, 181.9p Quarry House Farm, 180p Manor Farm.