Borderway Primestock Sale

25th November 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 25th November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime cattle and sheep where once again a very good entry of 575 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle, along with 2824 prime and cast sheep were forward.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE – A large show of 575 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday with a large ringside of buyers ensuring a great trade for all classes.

Mr Brian Hall, Ainstable Hall run of Limousin cows topped at 780kg, 173.5p, £1353 to Owain Llyr and 653kg, 174.5p, £1139 also to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Harrison, Grange Hall sold a Limousin cross cow for 719kg, 174.5p, £1254 also to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Trafford, Peter House sold the top priced British Blue cross cow for 803kg, 163.5p, £1312 to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor sold a Limousin cow for 815kg, 159.5p, £1299 also to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Crowhall Farms run of cows topped at 758kg, 165.5p, £1254 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Wallace, Gapshields sold a Limousin cross cow for 605kg, 168.5p, £1019 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Wight & Sons, Midlock sold a Shorthorn cross cow for 754kg, 163.5p, £1232 to Sean McGimpsey.

A mixed show of black and white cows were on offer with all classes being in great demand.  Messrs Smithson, Skelcies Hall sold two black and white bullocks for 720kg, 141.5p, £1018 and 709kg, 141.5p, £1003 both purchased by Alan Jarvis.  Messrs Fisher & Co, Geltside sold the top price Montbeliarde cross cow for 680kg, 140.5p, £955 and Swedish Reds from the same home sold to 651kg, 143.5p, £934 and 661kg, 136.5p, £902 purchased by Sean McGimpsey and Thomas Fell.  Messrs Grierson, Musgrave Hall sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 894kg, 105.5p, £943 to Dovecote Park.

Leading prices per head: Limousin £1353, £1245, £1139, £1072 Ainstable Hall, £1299, £1220 Clifton Moor, £1254 Grange Hall, £1254, £1037 Crow Hall, £1211, £1118 Little Orton, £1074, £1047 Asby Mill, £1037 Woodhead, £1024 Fellside, £1019 Gapshields, £1006 Setmabanning British Blue £1312 Peter House, £1031 Ratlinggate, £1027 Outer Woodhead, £1009 The Hill Shorthorn £1232 Midlock, £1019, £1017 Brisco Hall Charolais £1169 Midlock, £1121 Townfoot, £1044 Bensons Fell Simmental £1098 Burgh Head, £1012 Fishwick Mains Aberdeen Angus £1024 Newbigging Holstein Friesian £1018, £1003 Skelcies Hall, £889 Newton Field, £838 Evening Hill, £835 Cockley Bank, £823 Cross Hill, £818 Justicetown, £818 South View, £814 The Stables, £809 Bridge End Montbeliarde £955 Geltside, £895 Beeches Luing £951 Burnfoot Holstein £943 Musgrave Hall, £936 Crossrigg, £881 Woodside Swedish R&W £934, £902 Geltside Hereford £914 Demense Farm Danish Red £894 Lambfield Friesian £870 Bank House, £843 Lingstubbs, £827 Prior Hall, £824 Bays Leap Farmhouse

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 174.5p Grange Hall, 174.5p, 173.5p, 151.5p Ainstable Hall, 168.5p Gapshields, 165.5p Crow Hall, 162.5p Balgray Hill, 159.5p, 140.5p Clifton Moor, 155.5p Little Orton, 148.5p Fellside, 144.5p Asby Mill, 143.5p The Hill British Blue 163.5p Peter House, 149.5p The Hill Shorthorn 163.5p Midlock, 139.5p Chapel Farm Hereford 154.5p Demense Farm Luing 157.5p, 154.5p Burnfoot Simmental 153.5p The Wath, 144.5p Blakehopeburnhaugh Charolais 151.5p Townfoot Swedish R&W 143.5p, 136.5p, 128.5p Geltside Holstein Friesian 141.5p (x2) Skelcies Hall, 137.5p Cross Hill, 129.5p Trailflat, 129.5p, 124.5p South View, 128.5p, 121.5p, 115.5p Chalk Lodge, 123.5p, 116.5p Smalmstown, 121.5p Cockley Bank, 119.5p Philgowan, 119.5p, 117.5p Orton Grange, 111.5p Newton Field Montbeliarde 140.5p Geltside, 117.5p, 114.5p Beeches Blonde 137.5p Miller Hill Friesian 134.5p Bank House, 117.5p Dormansteads, 111.5p Prior Hall Aberdeen Angus 133.5p Cockley Bank, 125.5p Westnewton Hall, 123.5p The Howes Fleckvieh 129.5p Seymour House Holstein 123.5p Woodside Belted Galloway 122.5p, 115.5p Durhamfield Farm Ayrshire 113.5p Horseclose Danish Red 109.5p Lambfield Saler 109.5p, 108.5p Kilnstown Whitebred Shorthorn 105.5p Burgh Head.

CAST BULLS – A poor show of 11 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Roots, Kilnford Croft selling a Simmental for 1051kg, 104.5p, £1098 to Owain Llyr.

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: Simmental £1098 Kilnford Croft Aberdeen Angus £1057 Dunnabie.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: Simmental 104.5p Kilnford Croft.

PRIME BULLS – A large entry of 120 bulls were forward and were met by buoyant trade with good bulls remaining very dear and plainer sorts being harder to cash.  Topping the sale was a British Blue coming from Brian Hall, Ainstable Hall selling for £1696.70 to Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers.  Limousins topped at £1654.06 from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor also selling to Ralph Pearsons.  Charolais were bid to £1602.68 from J Wight & Son, Biggar selling to Bowland Foods, Preston.

Top pence per kilo was for a British Blue from Brain Hall, selling at 223.5p to Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers.  A lot more good bulls could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Leading prices per head: British Blue £1696, £1558 Ainstable Hall Limousin £1654, £1462 Clifton Moor, £1540, £1461 Park View, £1474 Niven Hill, £1458  West End, £1421 Ainstable Hall, £1413 Setmabanning, £1400 Weary Hall Style Charolais £1602 Midlock, £1461 Townfoot Blonde £1323 Maison Gill Holstein Friesian £1172, £912, £834 South Lambhill, £847 Brisco Hill, £831 Milton Farm Holstein £1105 Stubbyknowe, £865 South Lambhill Hereford £1039, £953, £930 Peel Flatt Friesian £968, £962, £959 Whins Farm Montbeliarde £936 Kirkbride House Galloway £936 Shancastle, £915 Balgray Hill.

Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 223.5p Ainstable Hall, 218.5p Maison Gill, 216.5p Clifton Moor, 215.5p Niven Hill, 211.5p Park View, 205.5p Setmabanning Blonde 222.5p Maison Gill British Blue 219.5p, 214.5p Ainstable Hall Charolais 194.5p Midlock Holstein Friesian 169.5p South Lambhill Friesian 163.5p Croft House, 157.5p, 155.5p, 141.5p Wed Holme House 142.5p Braithwaite Hall, 140.5p Whins Hereford 151.5p, 150.5p Peel Flatt.

PRIME CATTLE – A smaller entry of 47 prime steers and heifers forward selling at a sharper trade to that of last week.  Top overall was a superb Limousin cross steer from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie who attained £1598.49 purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth sold another to £1587.96 also purchased by Pioneer Foods; the same vendors also sold top overall heifer with a Limousin cross selling to £1540.82.  Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby sold another to £1510.11.  British Blue crosses from Messrs Hall, Ainstable Hall sold to £1344.72.

Top pence per kilo overall was 229.5p attained by Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby with a Limousin cross heifer; steers from the same home peaked at 223.5p purchased by David Whaite, Blackpool.

Leading prices per head:

Steers: Limousin £1598, £1517 Hoddamtown, £1587 Shatton Lodge, £1530, £1513 Elm House, £1524, £1465 Jackson Rigg Charolais £1516 Jackson Rigg Aberdeen Angus £1231 Westnewton Hall.

Heifers: Limousin £1540 Shatton Lodge, £1510, £1396, £1334 Elm House, £1465 Ainstable Hall, £1259 High Aketon British Blue £1344 Ainstable Hall Simmental £1201 Howgillside, £1200 High Keenley Fell.

Leading prices per kilo:

Steers: Limousin 223.5p, 216.5p, 213.5p Elm House, 220.5p, 209.5p Hoddamtown Charolais 192.5p Jackson Rigg.

Heifers: Limousin 229.5p, 225.5p Elm House, 226.5p High Aketon, 224.5p, 223.5p (x2), 222.5p, 217.5p Miller Hill, 217.5p Ainstable Hall British Blue 215.5p Ainstable Hall.

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



Another great turnout of 2639 lambs at Borderway on Monday 25th November 2019 met a great demand for all classes once again with an average of 189.21p (SQQ 197.49) levelling at £86.33 a head.

Messrs A & A Little, Hollands, Penton again rang the bell in Borderway with their leading pen of Beltex lambs topping the sale both per kilo and per head, weighing 38kg and selling at 300ppk, £114 to Mr R Skelton.

A large number of sheep from West Cumbria were forward and saw Tom & Julia Airey, New Grange top from this region with Beltex lambs selling at £111.80 to Morgan Helliwell.

Mule lambs met an exceptional trade once more to a top of £90 for a pen of 25 from Messrs Browell, Quarry House, Hexham and to 186.4ppk (44kg, £82) for a pen of 32 from Neil Marston, Millstone Moor, Cockermouth.

Many more lambs of all classes required next week.

Leading Prices per Head: Beltex £114, £101, £96.80, £90, £88.80, £86.80 Hollands, £111.80 New Grange, £110, £93.80 (x2), £91 Smalmstown, £107.80, £98.80 (x2), £92.30, £88.80, £87.30 North Boig, £96.80 Shankcastle, £94.80, £87.30 Braithwaite Hall, £89 Midtown Dutch Texel £110, £96, £95, £93.80, £90.80 Unity, £100, £99, £98, £97 New Grange, £97.80, £94.80 (x2), £90 Thirlwall Castle, £90.80 Little Swinburne Texel £105.80, £103.80, £99, £96.80 Swiss Cottage, £102.80, £98, £97.80, £96.80 Aspatria Hall, £102 Harley Croft, £101.80 Kirkford, £100, £95 (x2) Haas Side, £100 Cardewlees, £98.80 Aimshaugh, £96.80 Williamsgill, £95.80 Edenlin, £95.80 Street Head, £95.30 Wavercroft, £95 Randalinton Charollais £100, £91 Haas Side, £83.80 Hollands, £80.30 Outer Woodhead Suffolk £93.50, £91.80 Clappers, £90.80 Harley Croft, £90.80, £84 Chapel Farm, £90.80 White House, £90 Williamsgill, £88.80 Smalmstown, £87.80 Eastfield, £87.80 Outer Woodhead, £86.80 Dirrops, £86.30, £84.30 Town Head, £86 Millstone Moor, £85 Cardewlees, £85 Mirkbooths, £84.80 Aimshaugh, £84.80 New Sandsfield, £84.80 Merryshield, £83.80 Park House Greyfaced £90, £84.80, £82, £80 Quarry House, £86.80, £84.30, £80 Brampton Fell, £84.80, £81.80 Reaygarth, £84, £82 Millstone Moor, £84 Nunscleugh, £83.30, £83 Kilnknowe, £82.30 Coldshields, £81.80 Denton Mains, £81.30 Low Moor, £81.30 Bromfield Hall, £80 Swiss Cottage, £80 Hollands Herdwick £82.80 Ribton House Blackface £80.80 Quarry House Berrichon £80.30 Gelt Hall Jacob £75 Rashfield Cheviot £70 Outer Woodhead

Leading Prices per Kilo: Beltex 300p, 252.2p, 233.3p, 227.7p, 214.3p, 204.5p Hollands, 269.5p, 253.3p, 247p, 227.9p, 223.8p North Boig, 243.6p, 226p, 215.4p Smalmstown, 234.2p, 224.7p Midtown, 234.1p, 223.8p Braithwaite Hall, 206.7p, 206p Shank Castle Dutch Texel 250p, 226.2p, 223.3p, 211.4p Unity, 232.9p, 220.5p, 220p, 200p New Grange, 231.2p, 228.4p, 227.4p, 206.7p, 204.5p Thirlwall Castle, 229.9p, 217.2p Little Swinburne, 202.7p Sycamore House Texel 240p, 226.9p Wavercroft, 237p Cardewlees, 233.3p, 232.9p, 227.8p, 220.4p Swiss Cottage, 231.2p Lanerton, 230.8p, 230.3p Ellerslea, 229.9p, 228.3p, 225p Anchor Farm, 229.8p, 222.3p Aimshaugh, 227.3p , 220p Haas Side, 220.5p Whinney Hill, 220.2p Aspatria Hall, 218.9p Street Head Charollais 212.8p Haas Side, 209.5p Hollands Suffolk 188.2p, 180.6p Chapel Farm, 185.9 Outer Woodhead, 184.3p New Sandsfield, 183.3p Roe Farm, 183.1p Smalmstown, 181.3p Town Head, 180.8p Dirrops, 180.4p Aimshaugh Greyfaced 186.4p, 176.8p Millstone Moor, 181.8p Hollands, 181.8p, 176.7p Reaygarth, 180p Gate Farm, 179.8p Brampton Fell, 179.1p, 178.5p Kilnknowe, 179p, 176.7p Low Moor, 178.9p Cold Shields, 178.1p Nunscleugh, 175.9p Denton Mains, 175.8p Swiss Cottage, 175.6p Shankfield Head, 175.6p Mirkbooths Cheviot 184.2p Outer Woodhead Berrichon 180.4p Gelt Hall Herdwick 178.1p Ribton House.

CAST SHEEP – On Monday 25th November Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of 185 cast ewes where all classes will be in higher demand and dearer on the week.  Topping todays sale at £114 was a great Texel ewe from Messrs Roper, Rietfontain.  Cast rams were also in stronger demand with a good Texel ram Messrs Wilson, Street Head topping at £100.

Leading Prices per Head:
Ewes: Texel £114, £97.50, £89.50 Rietfontain, £99.50 Newbampton, £97.50, £83.50 Low Wallhead, £85.50 Merryshield, £85.50, £84.50 Randalinton Suffolk £87.50, £81.50 Outer Woodhead, £84.50 Whitehead Hill, £74.50 Eastfield Charollais £83.50 Outer Woodhead Greyfaced £72.50 Merryshield, £72.50, £65.50 Faugh Beeches, £68.50 Randalfoot, £68.50 Beyond The Moss, £66.50, £65.50 (x4), £65 Whitehead Hill, £65.50 White House Cheviot £61.50 Outer Woodhead, £61.50, £60 Kirkford, £58.50 High Troweir.

Rams: Texel £100 Street Head, £99.50, £95.50 Hargill House, £88.50, £82.50 Kirkland Howe Swaledale £72.50, £57.50 Hargill House.

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