On Saturday 28th September Harrison and Hetherington held their annual Special sale of 825 Suckled calves at Borderway Mart.
The Show and sale was very kindly sponsored by Capontree Vets, David Allen, Sure Calf, North West Limousin Breeders Club and the Border Charolais Club.
The pre sale judging was carried out with great expertise by Mr Paul Barwood, Great Yarmouth. His Champion came from the Limousin heifer class, which was consigned by Messrs T Laird & Son, Carbello & Sunnyside Farms, Cumnock. She is a Kinniside Mobydick daughter out of a homebred British Blue cross dam. This 10 month old Black heifer went on to sell at £2200 to McNeil Estates, Shennington Estate, Newton Stewart.
The Reserve Champion also came from the same class, the second prize heifer, a Netherhall Jackpot daughter out of a ¾ Limousin bred dam was consigned by Messrs LH Lomas & Son, Manor House, Middlewich, sold to £1700 and was purchased by B & T Kitson Ltd, Hutton Rudby.
The sale topped at £5000, for the 3rd prize heifer, again from the same class, from Haas Side Farms, Lockerbie. The 9 month old Red Limousin was sired by Sarkley Mercury and out of Goldrush, a Charolais cross show heifer, she went home with Mr Blair Dufton, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
Bullocks sold to £1550 for a Galloway steer, shown by Messrs E Telfer & Sons, Newton High House, Stocksfield, going to Low Middelton Livestock, Belford.
The sale drew a large company of buyers, with all classes of stock being well bid for, given the limitations of the finishing market. An overall sale average of £936.36 saw a fall of £53 on the year, a very pleasing result.
Leading Consignor Averages (Consignments of 4 or more) M/s Lomas, Manor Farm (3) £1282, M/s Hall, Ainstable Hall (16) £1287, M/s Millar, Crookholm (3) £1142, M/s Powley, Greenmarsh (7) £1101, M/s Telfer & Claxton, Newton High House (6) £1071, Haas Side Farms (26) £1070, M/s Murray, Roughet Hill (7) £1059, M/s Priestley, Cracrop (15) £1030, M/s Atkinson, Demesne (12) £1030, M/s Emerson, Haggate (3) £1018, M/s Hodgson, Woodend (5) £1017, M/s Bunting, Midtown (5) £1017.
Charolais cross bullock
1st I Powley, Greenmarsh, Brisco, Carlisle £1380
2nd WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton, Brampton £1155
3rd WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton, Brampton £1020
Charolais cross heifer
1st WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton, Brampton £1085
2nd WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton, Brampton £910
3rd WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton, Brampton £825
British Blue cross bullock
1st KD & DE Millar, Crookholm, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire £1155
2nd JM & SM Priestley, Cracrop, Brampton £1335
3rd JM & SM Priestley, Cracrop, Brampton £1005
British Blue cross heifer
1st E Telfer & Sons, Newton High House, Stocksfield
2nd J Devine, Hill End Farm, Biggar, Lanarkshire
3rd LH Lomas & Son, Manor House, Middlewich, Cheshire £1220
Limousin cross bullock
1st J H Emerson, Hag Gate, Bishop Auckland £1080
2ndI Townson, Cleatop Farm, Settle, North Yorkshire £1100
3rd AJ & FM Harrison, Grange Hall, Great Asby £1200
Limousin cross heifer
1st T Laird & Son, Carbello & Sunnyside Farms, Cumnock, Ayrshire £2200
2nd LH Lomas & Son, Manor House, Middlewich, Cheshire £1700
3rd Haas Side Farms, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire £5000
Any other Continental cross
1st E Telfer & Sons, Newton High House, Stocksfield £1550
2nd KD & DE Millar, Crookholm, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire £1145
3rd JM & SM Priestley, Cracrop, Brampton £1000
Champion: T Laird & Son, Carbello & Sunnyside Farms, Cumnock, Ayrshire £2200
Reserve Champion: LH Lomas & Son, Manor House, Middlewich, Cheshire £1700
Pen of Limousin cross bullock
1st Messrs Murray, Roughet Hill, Brampton £1095
2nd W Atkinson & Sons, Demesne, Whitehaven £1030
Pen of Limousin cross heifers
1st D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire £1025
Pen of Charolais cross bullocks
1st WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton, Brampton £1050
2nd WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton, Brampton £1020
Pen of Charolais cross heifers
1st WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton, Brampton £910
2nd WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton, Brampton £825
Champion pen of Charolais cross calves
1st WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton, Brampton (Heifers) £910
Heifers: Limousin £5000, £1010, £1000 Haas Side Farm, £2200, £1100 Carbello & Sunnyside Farms, £2000 Woodend, £1700 Manor House Farm, £1400 Low Northsceugh, £1375 Hargill House, £1105 Gallowberry, £1100 Midtown Farm, £1070, £1010 Ainstable Hall, £1055 Thirlwall Castle Farm, £1025 Balgray Hill, £1015 Cawfields, £1000 Edenlin, £1000 Cawfields, British Blue £2000 (x2), £1400, £1070, £1010 Ainstable Hall, £1220 Manor House Farm, Charolais £1085 Spout Bank, Aberdeen Angus £840 Halmyre Farm.
Steers: Galloway £1550 Newton High House, Charolais £1380 Low Northsceugh, £1155, £1065, £1050, £1045, £1020, £1000 Spout Bank, British Blue £1335, £1125, £1100, £1005 Cracrop Farm, £1155 Crookholm Farm, £1080, £1060, £1030, £1020, £1005 Doddick Farm, £1035 Midtown Farm, £1030 (x2) Demesne Farm, Limousin £1300, £1100 (x2) Cracrop Farm, £1200 Grange Hall, £1155 Thirlwall Castle, £1130 Haas Side Farms, £1125 Crookholm Farm, £1100 Cleatop Farm, £1095, £1065 Roughet Hill, £1080 Hag Gate Farm, £1075 The Faulds, £1075 Gallowberry, £1070 Demesne, £1065 The Throp, £1065 Cawfields, £1055 Kilnstown, £1055 Balgray Hill, £1055 Swallowdene, Aberdeen Angus £1145 Crookholm Farm, Simmental £1035, £1005, £980, £975 Balgray Hill, Blonde £1000 Cracrop Farm, Beef Shorthorn £965 Doddick Farm.