Borderway Primestock Sale

6th January 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 6th January Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of 503 cast cows & bulls and prime cattle, together with 2380 sheep.


PRIME BULLS – The new year brought a new timetable for the prime bulls, starting at 10.30am. This attracted an entry of 116 bulls forward and ensured a great trade throughout.


Topping the trade at £1911 or 193.5ppk was an exceptional Limousin bull weighing 988kg from Messrs J & JF Nimmo, Bogside Farm, Mid Lothian, selling to Mr Fell.


Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe and a great run of Limousin bulls selling to a top of £1827 or 217ppk for an 840kg bull to Bowland Foods Ltd, Preston.


The leading the top price per kilo of 235.5ppk was achieved twice by Messrs PJ & ES Rogerson, Mison Gill, with a Limousin and a Blonde bull both selling to Bowland Foods Ltd.


Prime Bulls leading prices per head: Limousin £1911 Bogside Farm, £1827, £1732, £1406 Haltcliffe, £1812 High Grounds, £1787 Howgillside, £1640 Balgray Hill, £1625, £1524 Ellen Bank, £1594, £1579 Park View, £1518 Little Orton Farm, £1492 Maison Gill, £1424 Gates Garth Hall Farm,

Charolais £1744 South Bowerhouses, Simmental £1605 Newbie Mains, £1341 Kirtleton House, £1332, £1318 Town End Farm,  British Blue £1449 Bectonhall, £1391 Beeches, Aberdeen Angus £1428 South Farm, £1270 The Flatt, Blonde £1285 Maison Gill, Maine-Anjou £1219 Kirtleton House, Montbelairde £1158 Kirkbride House, £1154 Beeches, £1149 Haythwaite Lane Farm,

Holstein Friesian £1124 Bectonhall, £1088 Gates Garth Hall Farm, £985 Mirkbooths, £970 Haythwaite Lane Farm, £939 Bectonhall, British Friesian £1110, £1104, £1068 Hillhead, £1090 The Flatt, £942 Aulby Farm, Swedish Red & White £1093 Haythwaite Lane Farm, Danish Red £1084, £1060 Haythwaite Lane Farm, Galloway £1065 Balgray Hill, Holstein £1045 Castlesteads, £1015 Braithwaite Hall, £1007, £947, £922 Musgrave Hall, £987 Castlesteads, Fleckvieh £1023, £1005 Laws Hall.


Prime Bulls leading prices per kilo: Blonde 235.5p Maison Gill, Limousin 235p, 224.5p Maison Gill, 234.5p Ellen Bank, 233.5p, 232.5p Little Orton Farm, 232.5p Howgillside, 229.5p, 227.5p Balgray Hill, 226.5p, 222.5p, 217.5p Haltcliffe, 217.5p Park View, Simmental 197.5p Kirtleton House, 191.5p Town End Farm, 187.5p Newbie Mains, Charolais 196.5p, 193.5p South Bower Houses, 194,5p, 193.5p Ladyhouseteads, Galloway 195.5p, 180.5p Balgray Hill, Aberdeen Angus 191.5p South Farm, 182.5p The Flatt, British Blue 190.5p Bectonhall, 188.5p Beeches, 185.5p Mirkbooths, British Friesian 181.5p, 171.5p, 167.5p, 164.5p The Green, 178.5p Aulby Farm, 171.5p The Flatt, 167.5p Skelton Wood End, Fleckvieh 179.5p, 177.5p, 172.5p Laws Hall, Maine-Anjou 175.5p Kirtleton House, Montbelairde 173.5p Kirkbride House, Holstein 165.5p, 155.5p (x2) Castlesteads, 161.5p Braithwaite Hall, 155.5p Musgrave Hall, Danish Red 164.5p Haythwaite Lane Farm, Holstein Friesian 161.5p Bectonhall, 155.5p, 154.5p Mirkbooths, 152.5p Gates Hall Farm, Swedish Red & White 159.5p Laws Hall.


CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE – A great show of 352 cast cows were on offer, with all buyers back, keen to purchase cows in numbers. Beef cows averaged 132.7ppk, up 29p on the week.

Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk sold an outstanding British Blue cow for 948kg 169.5ppk or £1667 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Goldie, South Bowerhouses sold the top priced Charolais for 986kg, 139.5ppk or £1375 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Roots, Kilnford Croft run of Limosuin cross cows topped at 857kg, 154.5ppk or £1324 and to 864kg, 143.5ppk or £1239, purchased by Messrs Worsley and Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm run of pure Limousin cows topped at 831kg, 144.5ppk or £1200 to Messrs Worsley.

Messrs Goldie, Newbie Mains sold the top priced Simmental cow, which sold to 898kg, 129.5ppk or £1162 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Burrow, Lodges Farm sold a British Blue heifer to 180.5ppk to Mr Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Kearton, Wyse Hill Farm run of cows topped at 663kg, 173.5ppk or £1150 to Jewitts. Messrs Kearton also sold a Limousin heifer for 174.5ppk to Mr Les Fell. Messrs Mair, Meikleholm run of Limousin cross cows topped at 879kg, 129.5ppk or £1138 to and to 804kg, 144.5ppk or £1129 to Mr Kirkpatrick and to 859kg, 131.5ppk or £1129 to Messrs Roberts and finally to 765kg, 145.5p or £1113 to Messrs Worsley. Messrs Mair also sold a Limousin heifer to 174.5ppk to Les Fell.

A large number of Black and white Cows were on offer, with trade being good for all classes, selling to an average of 98.8ppk, up 3.8p on the week.

Messrs Rome, Fauldie run of cows topped at 931kg, 115.5ppk or £1075 for a Montbelairde cross cow purchased by Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Morley, Petteril Bank Farm sold a Holstein cross, selling to 805kg, 128.5ppk or £1034 purchased by Dovecote. Messrs Shaw, Crossdyke sold a Holstein cross heifer for 697kg, 147.5ppk or £1021 to Mr Les Fell. Messrs Mattinson & Sons, Rosewain Farm sold an Ayrshire cow for 694kg or 146.5ppk or £1016 to Mr Les Fell. Messrs Imrie, Harelawhole sold a Holstein cross cow for 802kg, 126.5ppk or £1014 purchased by Dovecote Park. Messrs Baynes & Son, Marleycote Walls sold an Ayrshire cow for 828kg, 122.5ppk or £1014 also to Dovecote Park. Messrs Ogden, Pears Ghyll Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 811kg, 123.5ppk or £1001 again to Dovecote Park. Messrs Chapplehow, High Grounds sold a Holstein cross heifer for 153.5ppk. Messrs Shepherd, Croswnstone Farm sold the top priced Friesian heifer for 149.5ppk.

11 Stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Goldie, Newbie Mains selling an outstanding Simmental stock bull for 1426kg, 137.5ppk or £1960 to Pickstock. Messrs McKelvey, Burnside sold a Limosuin stock bull for 1015kg, 145.5ppk or £1476 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Steel, Lesson Hall sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus stock bull for 883kg, 148.5ppk or £1311 to Mr Kirkpatrick.

Cast Cow leading prices per head: British Blue £1667 Upper Brydekirk, £1035, £1005 Cargo Farm, £1010 Lodges Farm, £1009 Strudda Bank, Charolais £1375 South Bowerhouses, £1079 Foregirth, Limousin £1324, £1239 Kilnford Croft, £1200 Little Orton Farm, £1150, £1101, £1076, £1045 Wyse Hill Farm, £1138, £1129 (x2), £1113, £1070 Meikleholm Farm, £1094 Orton Hall, £1089, £1026 Rosgill Head, £1072 Haltcliffe, £1055 The Laurels, £1054 Green Farm, £1030 Cargo Farm, £1025 Balgray Hill, Simmental £1162, £1065, £1033 Newbie Mains, Shorthorn £1086, £1005 Wyse Hill Farm, Montbeliarde £1075 Fauldie, Blonde £1063 The Laurels, £1014 Foregirth, Holstein Friesian £1034 Petteril Bank Farm, £1021 Crookdyke, £1014 Harelawhole, £1001, £943 Pears Ghyll, £959 Whitecroft Mains, £951 Limekilns, £936 Mirkbooths, £935 Hill House, £931 Berrier Head, Ayrshire £1016 Rosewain Farm, £1014 Marleycote Walls, £989 Mirkbooths, Friesian £938 Crownstone Farm, Holstein £921 Petteril Bank Farm, Aberdeen Angus £914 Wyse Hill Farm, Fleckvieh £902 Whitecroft Mains.

Cast Cow leading prices per kilo: British Blue 180.5p Lodges Farm, 169.5p Upper Brydekirk, 148.5p Berrier Head, Limousin 174.5p, 173.5p Wyse Hill Farm, 174.5p, 167.5p, 149.5p,145.5p Meikleholm Farm, 171.5p, 163.5p Green Farm, 167.5p Gates Garth Hall, 155.5p Cargo Farm, 154.5p Cargo Farm, 154.5p Kilnford Croft, 152.5p Cawfields, 151.5p Rosegill Head, 146.5p High Old Shield, 145.5p Miller Hill, Charolais 164.5p Foregirth, Holstein Friesian 153.5p High Grounds, 146.5p Crookdyke, 141.5p Broomhills,141.5p, 138.5p, 127.5p Sorrow Stones, 138.5p Whitecroft Mains, 131.5p Woodhouse, 129.5p The Laurels, 128.5p Berrier Head, 128.5p Petteril Bank Farm, 127.5p Hill House, 126.5p Harelawhole, 126.5p Limekilns, 124.5p Park House, 123.5p Woodside Farm, 123.5p Pears Ghyll, 123.5p Chalk Lodge, 117.5p High Plains, 116.5p Torpenhow Hall, Friesian 149.5p Crownstone Farm, 134.5p Skelton Wood End, 115.5p High House, 111.5p Brackenthwaite Farm, 110.5p Low Plains, Blonde 148.5p The Laurels, 139.5p Foregirth, Ayrshire 146.5p Rosewain Farm, 127.5p Mirkbooths, 122.5p Marleycote Walls, 111.5p Fauldie, Shorthorn 141.5p, 125.5p Wyse Hill Farm, Holstein 138.5p, 130.5p, 126.5p Petteril Bank Farm, 119.5p Fauldie, Simmental 137.5p, 129.5p, 124.5p Newbie Mains, Aberdeen Angus 125.5p Wyse Hill Farm, 123.5p Waughslee, 121.5p Longrigg, Bazadaise 124.5p Lodges Farm, Montbeliarde 121.5p Campfield Farm, 115.5p Fauldie, 112.5p Greenrae, Fleckvieh 117.5p Whitecroft Mains, Luing 114.5p Georgefield, Jersey 78.5p, 74.5p Barsalloch Farm.

Cast Bull leading prices per head: Simmental £1960 Newbie Mains, Limousin £1476 Burnside, Aberdeen Angus £1311 Lesson Hall, £1245 Moss Side, £1220 Birks Farm.

Cast Bull leading prices per kilo: Aberdeen Angus 148.5p Lesson Hall, Limousin 145.5p Burnside, 127.5p Stoneraise Place, Simmental 137.5p Newbie Mains.

PRIME CATTLE – A good entry of 51 prime steers and heifers were forward, with all classes very easily sold to a days top of £1669.34 for a Limosuin cross steer from Messrs Bowe, Bothel, Wigton. The same vendor sold another to £1649.50, both being purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.

Top pence per kilo of 218.5ppk was attained on four occasions, firstly by Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie, secondly by Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle, and finally by Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks.

Heifers were forward in good numbers and were seen to top at £1495.22 from Messrs Graham, Cumdivock, Carlisle. Topping the pence per kilo overall was 227.5ppk being achieved three times, twice by Messrs Story, Newbiggin and once by Messrs Miller, High Aketon, Wigton, purchased by King Street Butchers, Alan Jarvis and Pioneer Foods.

Leading prices per head: Steers: Limousin £1669, £1649 Bothel Parks, £1507, £1495 Cumdivock Farm, £1495 Hoddamtown, £1417 Hollins Farm, £1407, £1317, £1295 Newbiggin Farm, £1404, £1307 Bectonhall, £1356 The Yett, £1354 Miller Hill, £1337, £1325 High Aketon, £1293 Haltcliffe, Simmental £1270 Church Farm, British Blue £1264, £1258, £1220 Little Broomhills, Holstein Friesian £1106 Thornington Farm.

Leading prices per kilo: Steers: Limousin 227.5p (x2), 226.5p, 225.5p, 224.5p 218.5p (x2) Newbiggin Farm, 227.5p, 226.5p High Aketon, 226.5p (x2) Miller Hill, 218.5p, 214.5p Bothel Parks, 218.5p, 214.5p Hoddamtown, Aberdeen Angus 174.5p Thornington Farm, Friesian 172.5p Thornington Farm, Holstein Friesian 171.p Thornington Farm.

PRIME SHEEP – The opening sale of prime and cast sheep were met by an entry of 2380 forward.

Another great show of 2170 prime hoggs recorded an average of 210ppk and an SQQ of 217.2ppk being achieved.

Topping the sale at £122.80 was a pair of exceptional Beltex cross hoggs from JP Graham & Son, The Wreay, Wigton, which sold to Wrights of Boston. Messrs Graham run of hoggs sold to average £116.80.

Top price per kilo was 303.9ppk, paid for a tremendous 38.5kg Texel from Parkhouse Farming Co Ltd, Aikton, Wigton, which sold to Mr A Dawson.

Many vendors averaged in excess of £100 per head, this included a run of 100 47kg hoggs from Anderson Bros, Millriggs, Boreland, averaging £104.18 or 219.2ppk.

Mule hoggs topped at £103.80 for a pen from A & D Smith, Kelmore Hills, Workington, and to 201.9ppk for a pen from Mosscrop & Waugh, Albyfield, Carlisle.

Suffolks to £110.80 from Messrs Lyle, North Scales, Heads Nook.

Leading Prices per Head: Beltex £122.80, £120, £116, £115, £114.80 The Wreay, £120, £115, £114.80, £110, £108.80, £103.80, £102.80, £100 (x2) Millriggs, £107.80 (x2), £104.80 (x3), £100.80 New Grange Farm, £103.80 The Throp, £102, £101, £100.80 Hollands, £100 West Cocklaw, Texel £117, £107.80, £107.50 Park House, £115.80, £106.80 Copperthorns, £115.80 North Scales, £113.80, £108.80 Hunley, £113.80, £112.80, £110.80, £107.80, £107.80 (x2) Basco Dyke, £112.80 Weary Hall Style, £112, £111.80, £110.80 Kelmore Hill, £110 Aimshaugh, £109.80 Birch Craig, £108.80 Outer Woodhead, £108.80 Jackson Rigg, £107.80 Harley Croft, £107.80 Sceugh Farm, £107.80 Newbiggin Farm, £107.30 Burtholme Farm, £106.80 Fern House, £106.50 , £106.30 Mirkbooths, £106 Wavercroft, Suffolk £110.80, £110, £98 North Scales, £110 Mirkbooths, £109.80, £97.80 Fern House, £105.80, £93.80 Eastfield, £104.80 White House, £103.80 South Lambhill, £103.80 Jackson Rigg, £103.80 Old Silloth, £102 Hillhead, £101 Merryshield, £100.80 Outer Woodhead, £100, £97.80 Clappers Farm, £97.80 Barrockend Farm, £96.80 Millriggs, £93.80 Whinney Hill, £92.80 Roe Farm, £91.80 Aimshaugh, £90 Castle Croft, £90 West End Farm, Dutch Texel £108.80 Springfield Farm, £95.30, £94.80, £92 Reddings, Greyfaced £103.80, £97.80, £90 Kelmore Hill, £95.80, £86.80, £84.80 Albyfield, £91.80, £87 Jackson Rigg, £90, £82.80 Millstone Moor, £89 Reaygarth, £87 Weary Hall Style, £86.80 The Throp, £86.30 Fawcettlees, £85.80 Bromfield Hall, £84 (x2) Mirkbooths, £83.80 Denton Mains, Hill Cheviot £96.80 Outer Woodhead, £89.30 Copperthorns, £86.80 Bromfield Hall, Charollais £89.30 Outer Woodhead, Berrichon £85.80 Gelt Hall Farm, Leicester £82.80 West Cocklaw, Blackfaced £82 Brisco Hill, Swaledale £80, £76.30 Cold Shields, £77.80 (x2) Millstone Moor.

Leading Prices Per Kilo: Texel 303.9p, 254p, 250p, 245p Park House, 265.3p, 240.8p Westgarth Hill, 263.2p, 254.3p, 235.2p Copperthorns, 259.7p The Hill, 258.8p, 256.4p, 241.3p Newbiggin Farm, 255.3p, 240.8p Birch Craig, 253.2p, 242p, 234.5p Lanerton, 250.7p Weary Hall Style, 246.2p Braithwaite Hall, 244p Newhall Farm, 243.7p, 236.1p Ellerslea, 243.3p Mossband Hall, 238.1p, 236.9p Harley Croft, 237.5p, 232.80 Glebelands, 235.5p Fern House, 234p Wavercroft, Beltex 269.9p, 252.3p, 236.7p, 235.3p The Wreay, 266.2p, 232.8p The Throp, 262.3p, 253.3p, 248.9p, 248.8p Hollands, 255.1p, 241p, 238.1p, 235.9p Millriggs, 249.5p (x2), 242.2p New Grange Farm, 236.1p West Cocklaw, Dutch Texel 247.3p Springfield Farm, 229.6p, 224.4p Reddings, Suffolk 220p, 201.6p Barrockend Farm, 211.8 Jackson Rigg, 211.2p, 208.1p Fern House, 210.6p Outer Woodhead, 209.6p White House, 208.6p Aimshaugh, 204.2p New Sandsfield, 203.8p Millriggs, 201.8p, 200p North Scales, 201.6p Clappers Farm, Charollais 215.2p Outer Woodhead, Hill Cheviot 205.3p Copperthorns, Berrichon 204.3p Gelt Hall Farm, Blackfaced 202.5p Brisco Hill, Greyfaced 201.9p, 192.9p, 191.6p Albyfield, 200p, 189.9p Kelmore Hill, 197.8p Reaygarth, 197.3p The Throp, 193.5p Millstone Moor, 192.6p Denton Mains,189.1p, 185.6p Fawcettlees, 189.1p Weary Hall Style, 185.5p Jackson Rigg, Swaledale 190.8p Cold Shields.

CAST EWES AND RAMS: Cast ewes and rams sold to extreme rates, with a sale average of £92.81. Topping the trade at £139.50 was a pen of Texels from RC & MJ Irving, Thackmire, Wigton. Mules to £100 from Borgue Farm and a pen of Swale ewes to £70 from J & M Fisher, Reaygarth.

Cast Ewe Leading Prices:Texel £139.50, £111.50 Thackmire, £129.50 Whinney Hill, £129.50, £104.50 Leigh Croft, £123.50, £119.50, £104.50 Glebelands, £123.50 Wavercroft, £121.50 Ross Farm, £120 Parkgate Farm, £107.50 North Scales, Charollais £137.50, £113.50 Spittal Farm, Leicester £125, £104.50 Highside Farm, Suffolk £111.50 Denton Mains, £110, £104.50 Merryshield, £109.50 North Scales, £104.50 The Tofts, Berrichon £109.50 Gelt Hall, Greyfaced £100, £97.50 Ross Farm, £98.50 Merryshield, £97.50 White House, £94.50 The Tofts, £93.50 Whinney Hill, Halfbred £97.50 Hillhead, Cheviot Mule £95.50 Ross Farm, Swaledale £70 Reaygarth, £67.50 Denton Mains, £65 Leigh Croft.

Cast Ram Leading Prices: Texel £115.50 Burtholme Farm, £114.50 Harewalls, £104.50 Ross Farm, £104.50 Catcrags, Kerry Hill £95.50 Catcrags.

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

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