Borderway Primestock Sale

19th August 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 19th August, Harrison & Hetherington held their Anniversary show and sale of prime cattle and sheep. A larger show of 532 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward along with a smaller entry of 2933 prime and cast sheep.


 Judge: Mr Steven Wilson, Corby Hill Butchers

1stMessrs Wharton, Snade Farm, Dunscore, Dumfries – 759kgs, 147.5p, £1119
2ndMessrs Slack, Plumtree House, Newby, Penrith – 740kgs, 159.5p, £1180
Messrs Hill, Whitewall Farm, Great Asby, Appleby-In-Westmorland – 789kgs, 137.5p, £1084

Messrs Dickinson, High House, Southernby, Hesket New Market – 587kgs, 148.5p, £871
2ndMessrs Dickinson, High House, Southernby, Hesket New Market – 553kgs, 141.5p, £782
3rd Messrs Dickinson, High House, Southernby, Hesket New Market – 535kgs, 145.5p, £778

1stMessrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Distington, Workington – 688kgs, 206.5p, £1420
2ndMessrs Blaylock, Kirkend, Birgham, Coldstream – 644kgs, 202.5p, £1304
3rdMessrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Red Dial, Wigton – 610kgs, 202.5p, £1235

1stMessrs Barnett, Brinns Farm, Shap, Penrith – 609kgs, 233.5p, £1422
2nd Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton – 612kgs, 228.5p, £1398
3rd Messrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle – 676kgs, 222.5p, £1504 

1stMessrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle – 624kgs, 265.5p, £1656
2ndMessrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Red Dial, Wigton – 619kgs, 234.5p, £1451
3rdMessrs Slack, Plumtree House, Newby, Penrith – 628kgs, 237.5p, £1491 

CHAMPION – Messrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, Kirklinton, Carlisle – 624kgs, 265.5p, £1656
RES CHAMPION – Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Red Dial, Wigton – 619kgs, 234.5p, £1451

Champion from Messrs Story l/r Judge Steven Wilson, Sam Story (vendor)
Champion heifer
Heifer judging

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A large show of 335 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with a smaller ring side of buyers resulting in trade being less.

Messrs Slack, Plumtree House sold a Limousin x cow for 740kg at 159.5p totalling £1180. Messrs Edgar, Fellside Farm’s run of Limousin cows topped at 790kgs at 148.5p totalling £1173. Messrs Graham, Cumdivock Farm sold the top priced British Blue x cow for 923kgs at 126.5p totalling £1167. Messrs Gwynne, Castlewigg sold the top priced Simmental cow for 859kgs at 135.5p totalling £1163. Messrs Dobson, West End Farm sold the top priced Charolais cow for 774kgs at 145.5p totalling £1126.

A plain show of black and white cows were on offer with trade being less for all classes. Bay Leap Dairy Farm’s run of cows topped at 1024kgs at 119.5p totalling £1223. Messrs Baird, Red Hall sold the top priced Holstein x cow for 941kgs at 114.5p totalling £1077. Messrs Irving, Brunt Hill sold a Holsetin x cow for 908kgs at 117.5p totalling £1046. Messrs Morley, Petteril Bank Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 807kgs at 130.5p totalling £1053. Messrs Wilson, Evening Hill Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 868kgs at 120.5p totalling £1045.

Messrs Carins, Broom Hall Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 874kgs at 147.5p totalling £1289 and Messes Richardson & Son, Laverock sold a Limousin bull for 924kgs at 136.5p totalling £1261.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1180 Plumtree House, £1173 Fellside, £1142, £1102 East View, £1132 Clappers Farm, £1132 Haltcliffe, £1119 Hudscales, £1112, £1084 Whitewall Farm, £1084 High Wreay Farm, £1069 Well Head, £1053 Beech House, £1030 Cumdivock Farm, £1012, £1002 Lairdlaugh, British Blue £1167 Cumdivock, £1110 Well Head, £1056, £1054 Hillside, £1023 Fowrass Farm, Simmental £1163 Castlewigg Farm, £1098 Kirtleton House, £1039 Westhills, £1022 Wydon Farm, £1008 High Keenley, Dairy Shorthorn £1223 Bays Leap, Charolais £1126 West End, £1039 Crummock, Holstein Friesian £1077 Red Hall, £1066, £991 Brunt Hill, £1045 Evening Hill, £987 Chalk Lodge, £987 (x2) Bectonhall, £927 Orton Grange, £912 Low House, Holstein £1053 Petteril Bank, £934 Musgrave Hall, Aberdeen Angus £1006 East View, Beef Shorthorn £1005 Bays Leap, Blonde £1001 Oulton Hall, Brown Swiss £953 Low Wood, Montbeliarde £965 Low Moor, Friesian £937 Gelt Hall, Hereford £900 Thornby Villa, Danish Red £875 Low Wood.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 173.5p Hudscales, 159.5p Plumtree House, 155.5p, 149.5p Haltcliffe, 148.5p Fellside Farm, 147.5p Whitewall Farm, 144.5p Well Head Farm, 143.5p East View, 141.5p Roe Farm, British Blue 165.5p Well Head, 143.5p Hillside, Charolais 152.5p South Corrielaw, 145.5p West End Farm, Blonde 141.5p Wydon Farm, 139.5p, 138.5p, 137.5p Oulton Hall, Aberdeen Angus 139.5p Broom Hall, 137.5p Thornby Villa, Beef Shorthorn 139.5p, 137.5p,134.5p Bays Leap, Simmental 135.5p, 132.5p Castlewigg Farm, 130.5p Kirtleton House, Holstein Friesian 134.5p Mid Whinnow, 127.5p, 120.5p Evening Hill, 127.5p, 124.5p Old Church Farm, 122.5p Brunt Hill, 122.5p Bectonhall, 121.5p Chalk Lodge, 120.5p Gill House, Holstein 131.5p Musgrave Hall, 130.5p Petteril Bank Farm, Friesian 126.5p Gelt Hall, 121.5p Whitehead Hill, 120.5p Burtholme Farm, 120.5p Crownstone Farm, Hereford 125.5p, 120.5p Thornby Villa, Swedish Red & White 125.5p Bays Leap, Ayrshire 122.5p Halmyre Farm, Montbeliarde 122.5p Low Moor, Brown Swiss 120.5p Low Wood, Dairy Shorthorn 119.5p (x2) Bays Leap, 119.5p Brisco Hill, Galloway 118.5p Crossgill Farm.

Cast Bull Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1289 Broom Hall, £1261 Laverock Bridge Beef Shorthorn £1168 Greenwrae

Cast Bull Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 147.5p Broom Hall, 136.5p Laverock Bridge, 127.5p Blue Dial Holstein Friesian 131.5p Howrigg

PRIME BULLS – An enormous entry of 131 prime bulls with a tremendous show of cattle evident. Trade remains similar but plenty of customers for all types. Top overall was £1732 for a British Blue from Messrs Forrester, Down by Rigg, Carlisle purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Limousins sold to £1420 from Messrs Lawson, Stubbsgill Farm, Workington. Top overall pence per kilo of 213.5p was paid for a Blonde cross from Messrs Blaylock, Kirkend, Coldstream. A Limousin sold to 210.5p from Messrs Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton purchased by Morgan Helliwell, Rochdale. British Blues sold to 208.5p from Messrs Forrester, Down by Rigg.

Black and whites peaked at £1156 for a Friesian from Messrs Graham, Hillhead, Canonbie purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick. Top pence per kilo of 159.5p was paid to Messrs Trafford, Springfield, Cockermouth and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Leading prices per head: British Blue £1732 Down By Rigg, £1450, £1387, £1375 Kirkend, £1420, £1372, £1312, £1310 Cleughbrae Limousin £1420, £1314 Stubsgill Farm, £1408 Strawfrank Farm, £1401 West End Farm, £1376 Old Rectory Farm, £1362 Barton Hall, £1333, £1325 Maison Gill, £1331, £1300 Greenhill Farm, £1329 The Flatt, £1304 Kirkend Blonde £1381, £1346, £1314, £1305 Kirkend Charolais £1160 Greenfield Friesian £1156, £1003 Hillhead Holstein Friesian £1062 Springfield, £1017, £960 Bectonhall, £933 High House, £907, £892 South Lambhill Simmental £1141, £1101 Springfield Aberdeen Angus £1033 Greenfield Montbelairde £990 Kirkbride House Holstein £900, £891 South Lambhill, £896 Laws Hall, £855 Musgrave Hall Hereford £895 The Farmhouse

Leading prices per kilo: Blonde 213.5p, 202.5p, 201.5p, 191.5p Kirkend Limousin 210.5p, 205.5p, 203.5p, 202.5p Greenhill Farm, 206.5p, 196.5p Stubsgill Farm, 202.5p Kirkend, 201.5p Cleughbrae Farm, 200.5p, 197.5p Maison Gill, 198.5p Terrace Farm British Blue 208.5p, 197.5p Down by Rigg, 207.5p, 205.5p Kirkend, 204.5p, 196.5p, 195.5p, 194.5p Cleughbrae Farm, 176.5p Mirkbooths Charolais 182.5p Greenfield Aberdeen Angus 175.5p Greenfield Simmental 173.5p, 165.5p Springfield, 162.5p High Keenley Fell Farm Montbeliarde 156.5p Kirkbride House Friesian 148.5p, 145.5p, 141.5p High House Holstein 146.5p Laws Hall Holstein Friesian 159.5p Springfield, 143.5p Cardewlees Farm, 143.5p, 142.5p Mirkbooths, 143.5p Laws Hall Hereford 143.5p The Farmhouse

PRIME CATTLE – Yet another extremely good run of 66 prime steers and heifers forward selling to a very good trade. Top overall was the Champion Limousin cross heifer. This outstanding animal was consigned by Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle who achieved £1656 and the top pence per kilo of 265.5p this was purchased by W Hall Butchers, Stranraer. Steers sold to £1625 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse, Carlisle and British Blue crosses to £1617 from Messrs Story, Newbiggin both purchased by Pioneer Foods Carlisle. Top pence per kilo steer came from Messrs Barnett, Brinns Farm, Penrith and purchased by Alan Jarvis on behalf of a Butcher.

Leading prices per head:
Heifers: Limousin
£1656 Newbiggin Farm, £1557, £1455 Halfway Well, £1519 Nealhouse Farm, £1491 Plumtree House, £1486, £1315 Hundith House British Blue £1451, £1345 Greenhill Farm, £1359 Brinns Farm, £1284 High Aketon

Steers: Limousin £1625 Nealhouse Farm, £1584, £1541, £1510, £1492, £1445 Gill Farm, £1504 Newbiggin Farm, £1446 Crosby House Farm  British Blue £1617 Newbiggin Farm, £1422 Brinns Farm, £1398 High Aketon Blonde £1329 Hundith House Holstein Friesian £1103, £1058 South Lambhill Holstein £1097 South Lambhill

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: British Blue
233.5p Brinns Farm, 228.5p High Aketon Limousin 222.5p Newbiggin Farm, 219.5p Crosby House Farm, 217.5p, 216.5p, 214.5p, 213.5p Gill Farm, 216.5p Nealhouse Farm Blonde 204.5p Hundith House Holstein Friesian 148.5p South Lambhill

Heifers: Limousin 265.5p, 215.5p Newbiggin Farm, 247.5p Nealhouse Farm, 237.5p Plumtree House, 233.5p, 221.5p, 215.5p Hundith House, 225.5p High Aketon, 218.5p, 217.5p Halfway Well, 209.5p Terrace Farm British Blue 238.5p, 134.5p Greenhill Farm, 230.5p Brinns Farm, 226.5p High Aketon

For more information of Cast and Prime Cattle Sales at Borderway please contact David Holliday 07710 189804 or Grant Anderson 07872 129274.

PRIME SHEEP– On Monday 19th August Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of 2621 prime lambs along with 312 cast ewes. This week’s sale also included the anniversary show and sale which was kindly judged by Mr Martin McIntyre. Martin’s Champion pen were shown by Messrs Story, Limestone Cottage, Calthwaite with their first prize pen of Beltex x lambs which weighed 42.5kg and sold at £96 to Mr A Dawson.

Claiming the Reserve Championship was the 1st prize pen of Mule lambs from Messrs Browell, Quarry House, Hexham which weighed 50.5kg and sold at £87 a head to Mr R Skelton. The 1st prize single lamb was shown by Messrs Wigham, Hargill House, Haltwhistle this exceptional Dutch Texel weighed 50kgs and sold at £112 to Mr Morgan Helliwell. The sale topped at £114 for the 1st prize pen of AOB lambs again a beautiful pen of Dutch Texel lambs shown by Messrs Wigham, Hargill House this pen weighed 43kg and again sold to Morgan Helliwell. The 3rd prize single lamb from Messrs Little, The Hollands, Penton topped the days price per kilo table at 291.9p which sold to Mr R Skelton. A total of 2621 lambs were forward and averaged 182.5ppk, £80.18 per head leaving all vendors delighted with the day’s trade.


Judge – Martin MacIntyre, Macintyre Meats

1st Mrs W Storey, Limestone Cottage, Calthwaite, Carlisle – 42.5kgs, £96
2nd Gelston Castle Farms, Boreland of Kelton, Castle Douglas – 33.5kgs, £80
3rd Messrs Oliver, Walton Woodhead, Banks, Brampton – 44kgs, £109

Messrs Oliver, Walton Woodhead, Brampton – 44kgs, £94
2nd Messrs Todd, Longhurst, Low Row, Brampton – 46.5kgs, £87
3rd Messrs Wilson, Meadow Farm, Camerton, Carlisle – 49.5kgs, £91

1st Messrs Wigham, Hargill House, Coanwood, Haltwhistle – 43kgs, £114
2nd Gelston Castle Farms, Boreland of Kelton, Castle Douglas – 36kgs, £87
3rd Messrs Bell, Ashknowe, Kirklinton, Carlisle – 37kgs, £79

1st Messrs Read, Midtown, Burgh-by-Sands, Carlisle – 47.5kgs, £82
2nd Messrs Dent, Beamwham, Haydon Bridge, Hexham – 40.5kgs, £69
3rd Messrs Read, Midtown, Burgh-by-Sands, Carlisle – 48kgs, £82

1st Messrs Browell, Quarry House Farm, Thockrington – 50.5kgs, £87
2nd Messrs Browell, Quarry House Farm, Thockrington – 49.5kgs, £83
3rd Messrs Foster, Coombe Crag, Banks – 47kgs, £77

1st Messrs Wigham, Hargill House, Coanwood, Haltwhistle – 50kgs, £112
2nd Mrs W Storey, Limestone Cottage, Calthwaite, Carlisle – 45kgs, £100
3rd Messrs Little, Hollands, Penton – 37kgs, £108 

1st prize single lamb

CHAMPION – Mrs W Storey, Limestone Cottage, Calthwaite, Carlisle – 42.5kgs, £96

Champion lambs

RES CHAMPION – Messrs Browell, Quarry House Farm, Thockrington – 50.5kgs, £87

Reserve champion lambs

Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £114, £112, £100, £98.80, £95.80, £94, £93.80, £91.80 Hargill House, £91.80, £90.30, £87.80, £86.80, £84.80 Springfield Farm, £89.80, £88.80 Unity Farm, £89.30 Thorneyland, £88.80, £85.80 Hill House, £88 Lea Hill, £87 Boreland of Kelton, Beltex £109, £90.80 Walton Woodhead, £108, £100, £91.80 Hollands, £100, £96, £90.80, £90 Limestone Cottage, £98.80, £94.80, £90.80 Winterhope Farm, £94.80, £92.80 (x2) Strawfrank Farm, £93.80, £90.80 Little Swinburne, £92.30 Ellerslea, £90.80 Casltehill, £90 Gallowberry, Texel £99.50, £91.80 West Cocklaw, £94 Walton Woodhead, £93.80 (x2) Harley Croft, £93.80 High Town, £92.80, £91.80, £87.80 (x2) Prior Hall, £92.50 Bectonhall, £91.80 (x2) Boreland of Kelton, £91, £88.80 Meadow Farm, £90.80, £88.30, £87.80 Ribton House, £90 Lea Hill, £88.80 Longhurst, Bleu Du Maine £95.80 Meadow View, £88 Woodside Cottage, Suffolk £93.30 Thackmire, £88.80 Elizabeth Cottages, £86.30, £80, £77.50 Riggfoot Farm, £84.50 Merryshields, £82 (x2) Midtown, £81.80 Hillhead, £80, £79.30 Clappers Farm, £77.80 Town Head, Greyfaced £87, £83, £77.30 (x2), £75.80 Quarry House, £78 Gallowberry, £77 Coombe Crag, £76.30 Stobbs Farm, £75, £72 Horsley Hill, £74.80 Spout Bank, £73.50 The Bog, Rouge £84.80, £83.80 Kirklinton, Ryeland £84.80, £83.80 Skirwith Hall, Hill Cheviot £83.80 Moor Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 291.9p, 229.5p, 227.7p, 225.6p, 217.4p Hollands, 247.7p Walton Woodhead, 238.8p Boreland of Kelton, 237p, 224.5p, 216.8p Winterhope Farm, 228.8p, 219.3p  Little Swinburne, 227.3p, 225.1p, 225p Ellerslea, 227p Castlehill, 225.9p, 222.2p, 216.2p Limestone Cottage, 221p Strawfrank Farm, 171.8p Stobbs Farm, Dutch Texel 265.1p, 253.5p, 247p, 227.3p, 226.7p, 224p, 213.6p Hargill House, 241.7p Boreland of Kelton, 229.5p, 214.3p, 214.1p, 210p, 201.9p Springfield, 222p Unity Farm, 219.3p, 202p Hill House, 212.6p, 210.1p, 197.2p Thorneyland, 200p Lea Hill, Texel 226.7p, 219.7p, 216p Boreland of Kelton, 223.3p, 213.2p Harley Croft, 219.5p, 209.3p Seymour House, 214.1p, 210.6p Sleightholme Farm, 213.6p Walton Woodhead, 213.3p Lanerton, 210.9p Prior Hall, 209.7p Milton Mains, 202p (x2) Fell End, 202p Far Brownrigg, 201.9p Whiteside Farm, 199.5p Farnbury, 197.1p Sandysike, 197.1p Moor Farm, Bleu Du Maine 214.6p, 187.8p Woodside Cottage, 168.1p Meadow Farm, Rouge 190.5p, 188.4P Kirklinton, Charollais 177p The Beeches, Suffolk 172.8p, 162.6p Thackmire, 172.6p, 170.8p Midtown, 172.2p Hillhead, 171p Town Head, 170.7p Merryshields, 170.4p, 162.8p Beamwham, 169.2p, 168.5p, 163.3p  Riggfoot, 168.9p Outer Woodhead, 167.8p Prior Hall, 167.5p Elizabeth Cottages, 165.2p, 163.3p Clappers Farm, 163.6p Shield Green, 157.9p Springfield Farm, 153.8p Hayton Brow, Hill Cheviot 172.8p Moor Farm, 166.7p Pennersaughs Cottage, Greyfaced 172.3p (x2), 167.7p, 166.2p (x2) Quarry House, 163.8p Coombe Crag, 162.2p Longrigg Thorn, 161.8p, 145.6p Horsley Hill, 160.9p Spout Bank, 159.2p Gallowberry, 157.3p Stobbs Farm, 150p The Bog, Ryeland 166.3p, 159.6p Skirwith Hall.


CAST EWES & RAMS – A good show of 314 cast sheep forward on Monday. Topping the sale at £99.50 were two excellent Dutch Texel ewes from Messrs Bell, Ashknowe. Leaner and horned ewes continue to sell very well.


Cast Ewe Leading Prices: Dutch Texel £99.50, £88.50 Ashknowe Texel £95.50, £88.50 Barnskew, £93.50, £87.50 Whiteside Farm, £90.50 Riggfoot Farm, £90.50 Sunnyhill, £87.50 Oakbank Farm, £86.50 Beech House, £86.50 Outer Woodhead, £86.50 Roachburn Farm, £82.50, £82.50 Low House Farm, £82.50 Ashfield, £80.50 High Town Suffolk £90.50 Oakbank Farm, £90.50, £86.50, £85.50 Sunnyhill, £88.50 Whitehouse Farm, £87.50 Row Brow Park, £87.50 Ashknowe, £84.50 Westgarth Hill, £84.50 Beck Farm, £77.50 The Beeches Leicester £87.50 Killiecrankie, £77.50 Whiteside Farm Beltex £75.50 Wilshir Greyfaced £70, £65.50, £61.50 Brampton Fell Farm, £65.50 Whitehouse Farm, £65.50 Whiteside Farm, £64.50 Oakbank Farm, £63.50 The Beeches, £60 Ribton House Blackface £69 Stobbs Farm, £47.50 Meadow Flatt, £44.50 Carrycoats Hall Swaledale £54.50, £43.50 Cross Close, £49.50, £38.50 High Town, £43.50 Roachburn Farm, £38.50 Wilshir Herdwick £53.50 Ashknowe


For further information of Cast and Prime sheep sales at Borderway please contact James Little 07872 840685.