Borderway Annual Spring Calf Show and Sale

16th May 2018

On Wednesday 16th May Harrison & Hetherington Limited held their Annual Spring show and sale of young calves.  A larger entry of 316 were forward which also included the Spring Show for calves under 12 weeks of age.

The Champion was a tremendous British Blue heifer out of a Montbelairde cow from Messrs Johnstone, Westray, Sunderland, Cockermouth which went on to sell at £610.  The Reserve Champion was from Messrs Livingstone, Kirtlevale, Dumfries which was the first placed continental bull this also was a British Blue and sold for £475.

We would like to thank Mr Gordon McGregor for judging the show and for Genus for sponsoring the classes.  Both the Champion and Reserve Champion was sired by the Genus bull Moorsley Anderson.

 

Champion – l/r Mr Johnstone, Lisa Bennett (Genus), Mr Gordon McGregor (Judge)

Top price of the day was £650 for an older British Blue heifer again from Messrs Johnstone, Westray.  The best quality reared calves continue to be great to sell.  However younger calves would be slightly easier on the week.  Black and whites continue to be in great demand with weaned calves especially good to sell.

Prize List:

Class 1: Continental Bred Bull
1st DJ Livingstone, Kirtlevale, Gretna, Dumfriesshire – £465
2nd TH & PA Johnstone, Westray Farm, Sunderland, Cockermouth, Cumbria – £465
3rd TH & PA Johnstone, Westray Farm, Sunderland, Cockermouth, Cumbria – £400

Class 2: Continental Bred Heifer
1st TH & PA Johnstone, Westray Farm, Sunderland, Cockermouth, Cumbria – £610
2nd TH & PA Johnstone, Westray Farm, Sunderland, Cockermouth, Cumbria – £470
3rd AG Balmer, Forest Farm, Brough, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria – £470

Class 3: Native Bred Bull or Heifer
1st JK Ball, Manor Farm, Thirn, Ripon, North Yorkshire – £300
2ndJK Ball, Manor Farm, Thirn, Ripon, North Yorkshire – £330
3rdPJN & SM Morris, Greengatehouse Farm, Ecclefechan, Lockerbie – £312

Champion – TH & PA Johnstone, Westray Farm, Sunderland, Cockermouth, Cumbria – £610 (heifer)
Reserve Champion –  DJ Livingstone, Kirtlevale, Gretna, Dumfriesshire – £465 (bull)

Leading Prices:
Heifers: British Blue £650, £610, £600, £470 Westray Farm, £430, £410 The Laurels Farm, £415 Tempest Tower, £390 Crownstone Farm, £375, £360  Moss Side House, £370 Meinbank Farm, £350 Eastfield Farm, £345, £335  West House Farm, Charolais £470 Forest Farm, £318, £315, £308, £305, £300 Barsalloch Farm, Limousin £400, £325, £320 (x2), £315, £305  Plumbland Farm, £370, £330 Manor Farm, £325 Slealands Burn, £320 Barsalloch Farm,  Aberdeen Angus £360 Meinbank Farm, £290 Townhead Farm, £280 Whitrigg Grange, Beef Shorthorn £320 Eastfield Farm, Simmental £260 West House Farm, Shorthorn £190 Manor Farm, Holstein Friesian  £120 Whitrigg.

Bulls: Limousin £480 (x2), £460 The Laurels Farm, £380, £355 Plumbland Farm, £370, £365 Slealands Burn, £370 (x2) Clarks Farm, Charolais £530, £460 Westray Farm, £440, £370, £330   Forest Farm, £335, £300 Barsalloch Farm, British Blue £500 £490 The Laurels, £500 Hill House, £500 Moss Side House, £495 Ling Field, £465 Kirtlevale, £465, £400 Westray Farm, £445, £365  West House Farm, £430 Eastfield Farm, £425, £415 Tempest Tower, £415, £368  Low Field Farm, £360 Barughsyke, £355 Nook House, £355 Meinbank, Montbelairde £415, £235 Glencartholm, Aberdeen Angus £360 £355 Townhead Farm £345, £300  Manor Farm, £340, £320 West House Farm, £312 Greengatehouse Farm, Beef Shorthorn £350 Eastfield Farm, Hereford £338 Eastfield Farm, £235 £225 Sorbie Farm, £170 £150 (x2) Park House, £170 Healey Farm, £170 Park House, £160 Low Oak, Simmental £310 West House Farm, £295 Meinbank Farm, Holstein Friesian £200 (x2) Waterside Farm, £190, £170  Eastfield Farm, £190, £170 (x2) £110 Park House, £180, £145 Whitrigg Grange £120 Townhead Farm, £175 The Laurels Farm, £170 Guillyhill, £168 Ashfield, £135 Crownstone Farm, Ayrshire £168 Waterside Farm, £148 (x4) Whitelaird, £88 Barsalloch, Friesian £165 Pathways, £150 Crownstone Farm, £145, £140 (x4) Sorbie Farm, Norwegian Red £132 Sorbie Farm.