Borderway Primestock Sale

11th May 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 11th May Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS: A total of 70 prime bulls were forward at Borderway’s weekly primestock sale which was met by a similar trade to previous weeks. Heavier bulls were harder to cash and therefore slightly back on the week. Topping the bulls was Messrs JC & SE Little, The Guards at £1367 for a tremendous Limousin which also sold for the top price per kilo of 224.5p Dairy bred bulls sold to £1129 or 166.5ppk from Messrs A & L Gott, Prospect House.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1367 The Guards, £1329 Allerby Hall, £1321 Prospect House, £1270 Bectonhall, £1253, £1163, £1149, £1140 Millriggs, £1157 South Lambhill, £1143, £1107 Cowlyers Farm, £1113 Whitefield, £1103, £1058 High Whinnow Farm, £1083 Kirkbride House, £1075 Mirkbooths Charolais £1309, £1280, £1268 Carwood Farm Blonde £1274 Grassknop Farm, £1212 High Whinnow Farm British Blue £1266 Whitefield, £1237 Bectonhall, £1223, £992 Old Church Farm, £1177, £1014 Mirkbooths, £1049 Randalinton Farm,  Salers £1244 Gladsmuir, £1179 The Square Holstein Friesian £1129, £1125 Prospect House, £1117, £1076, £1055, £1053 High Whinnow, £1085, £1022 Milton Farm, £1085, £1070, £1055, £1037 South Lambhill, £1076, £1057, £1029 Randalinton Farm, £1020 Cowlyers Farm Aberdeen Angus £930, £876 Fauldie Fleckvieh £907 Whitefield Ayrshire £887, £835 Plasketlands

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 224.5p The Guards, 195.5p Allerby Hall, 183.5p Mirkbooths, 180.5p, 178.5p, 175.5p, 172.5p, 171.5p Millriggs Farm, 180.5p Kirkbride House, 179.5p Prospect House, 177.5p, 175.5p Cowlyers Farm, 172.5p Barnbarroch Farm, 170.5p Whitefield Blonde 192.5p Grassknop Farm, 162.5p High Whinnow Salers 183.5p The Square, 163.5p Gladsmuir British Blue 176.5p, 168.5p Mirkbooths, 174.5p Old Church Farm, 167.5p Whitefield, 164.5p Bectonhall, 161.5p Down Hall, 160.5p Randalinton Farm Charolais 173.5p, 168.5p, 155.5p Carwood Farm Holstein Friesian 166.5p, 154.5p Prospect House, 164.5p, 157.5p, 156.5p, 153.5p Randalinton Farm, 161.5p, 158.5p, 156.5p, 155.5p, 152.5p South Lambhill, 156.5p Down Hall, 154.5p High Whinnow Farm, 154.5p Bectonhall, 153.5p Grassknop Farm, 153.5p Cowlyers Farm Aberdeen Angus 163.5p, 158.5p, 152.5p Fauldie British Blue 160.5p Fauldie, 158.5p Flatt Fleckvieh 156.5p Whitefield

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A smaller show of 272 cast cows and bulls forward with all classes sharper on the week once again. Top overall was a Limousin cross from Messrs Bell, Haas Side Farm, Lockerbie and purchased by Owain Llyr. The same vendor also topped the British Blue crosses at £1259 and once again purchased by Owain Llyr. Blonde cross cows sold to £1242 from Messrs Rogerson, Maison Gill, Appleby and purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Top overall pence per kilo of 186.5p was achieved for the aforementioned Limousin cross from Haas Side Farm. Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith sold another to 179.5p purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor and 173.5p from Messrs Walton, Greyside, Hexham.

Black and white cows were very good to sell and peaked at £1086 for a Holstein Friesian from Bowe Dairy Farming Co, Carlisle and purchased by Messrs Fell, Settle. Messrs Irving, Meinbank Farm, Lockerbie sold another to £1001 purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick. Top price per kilo of 163.5p was attained by Messrs Beaty, Stonewalls, Carlisle and purchased by Messrs Jarvis.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Limousin £1471 Haas Side Farm, £1233 Hen Moss Farm, £1127 Greyside Farm, £1091 Demesne Farm, £1085 Tundergarth Mains, £1080 The Guards, £1013 Fitz Farm, £1003, £983 Townfoot, £959 Cumdivock Farm, £948 Whitrigg Grange, £946 Osborne Farm British Blue £1259 Haas Side Farm, £1105 Greyside Farm, £993 Maison Gill, £977 Cumdivock Farm, £965 Waterside Farm, £925 Green Farm, £895 Harrington Ling Farm, £874 Ross Farm Blonde £1242 Maison Gill, £803 Skiddaw View Cottage Charolais £1133 West End Farm, £900 Slealands Burn Aberdeen Angus £1113 Haas Side Farm, £936, £862 Druidhall, £907 Whitrigg Grange Holstein Friesian £1086 Chalk Lodge, £1001, £913 Meinbank Farm, £992 Berrier Head, £986 Cote House Farm, £956 Belmont Farm, £955 Wood Close Farm, £937 Whitecroft Mains, £911 High Plains, £908 Skelcies Hall, £907 Kirkbarrow Hall, £886 Woodhouses Farm Hereford £1079 Harrington Ling Farm, £1025 Burgh Head Farm,  £877 Cherry Bank, £837 Demesne Farm Montbeliarde £1029 Greenwrae, £1016 Stonewalls, £949 Beeches, £939, £931 Flothers Simmental £1026 Bankdale Farm, £1003, £879 Newbie Mains Ayrshire £1021 Marleycote Walls, £710 Horseclose Farm Jersey £970 Temon Farm, £661 The Gill, £578 Lambfield Farm Holstein £927 Lambhill, £918 Harrington Ling Farm, £911 Kirtlevale, £884 The Gill, £861 Nelson Hill, £832 Blue Dial Farm, £830 Castlesteads Fleckvieh £901, £802 Kirkhouse Dairy Brown Swiss £897 Low Wood Norweigan Red £895 Woodhousehill Friesian £879, £801, £760 Mounsey Bank, £821 Oulton Grange, £778 Kirkbarrow Hall Danish Red £870 Lambfield Farm Salers £837 Cherry Bank, £828 Far Hills MRI £829 Thackwood Farm Luing £706 Tundergarth Farm Dairy Shorthorn £706 Marleycote Walls Galloway £632 Kernal Rigg Whitebred Shorthorn £609 Kernall Rigg

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: Limousin 186.5p Haas Side Farm, 179.5p, 167.5p Townfoot, 173.5p Greyside Farm, 168.5p Demesne Farm, 157.5p, 141.5p Tundergarth Mains, 149.5p Hen Moss Farm, 143.5p Whitrigg Grange, 138.5p The Guards, 138.5p Fitz Farm, 137.5p Osborne Farm Simmental 181.5p, 122.5p Newbie Mains, 142.5p Bankdale Farm British Blue 173.5p Ross Farm, 160.5p Haas Side Farm, 153.5p Greyside Farm, 135.5p Maison Gill, 133.5p Harrington Ling Farm, 130.5p Waterside Farm, 129.5p Green Farm, 128.5p Cumdivock Farm Montbeliarde 163.5p Stonewalls, 152.5p Greenwrae, 129.5p, 116.5p Beeches, 121.5p(x2) Flothers, 112.5p Castlesteads Hereford 155.5p Harrington Ling Farm, 137.5p Cherry Bank, 128.5p Burgh Head Farm, 115.5p Demesne Farm Blonde 154.5p Maison Gill, 127.5p Skiddaw View Cottage Aberdeen Angus 154.5p Haas Side Farm, 137.5p Whitrigg Grange, 134.5p, 126.5p(x2) Druidhall Holstein 145.5p Harrington Ling Farm, 122.5p The Gill, 117.5p Kirtlevale, 114.5p Blue Dial, 114.5p Nelson Hill, 113.5p South Lambhill, 112.5p Castlesteads, 109.5p Low Wood Holstein Friesian 143.5p Skelcies Hall, 135.5p Elephant Farm, 133.5p Kirkbarrow Hall, 125.5p Harrington Ling Farm, 122.5p, 116.5p Thackwood Farm, 121.5p Belmont Farm, 120.5p Wood Close Farm, 119.5p, 116.5p Chalk Lodge, 116.5p(x2) Whitecroft Mains, 114.5p(x3) Berrier Head Charolais 140.5p Slealands Burn, 137.5p West End Farm Salers 133.5p Cherry Bank, 133.5p, 127.5p Far Hills Jersey 126.5p Temon Farm, 117.5p The Gill, 96.5p Lambfield Farm, 91.5p Skiddaw View Cottage Galloway 125.5p Kernal Rigg MRI 123.5p Thackwood Farm Friesian 123.5p, 122.5p, 120.5p Mounsey Bank, 116.5p Oulton Grange, 115.5p Owlethirst, 114.5p Kirkbarrow Hall Brown Swiss 121.5p, 94.5p Low Wood Whitebred Shorthorn 119.5p Spout Bank, 114.5p Kernal Rigg Norwegian Red 119.5p Woodhousehill Ayrshire 119.5p, 111.5p Horseclose Farm, 116.5p Marleycote Walls Luing 118.5p Tundergarth Mains Fleckvieh 114.5p Low Tarns, 114.5p, 112.5p Kirkhouse Dairy Pietmontese 111.5p Skiddaw View Cottage Longhorn 110.5p Tundergarth Mains Continental 108.5p Belmont Farm Danish Red 107.5p Lambfield Farm Dairy Shorthorn 105.5p Marleycote Walls Belted Galloway 103.5p, 91.5p The Square Kiwi x 99.5p The Gill

CAST BULLS: Cast bulls sold to £1468 for a Limousin from Messrs Dixon, Haresceugh Castle, Penrith and purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick. Top price per kilo of 167.5p was received by Messrs Wilson, Bowscale, Maryport again for a Limousin. Black and white bulls topped at £1196 from Messrs Watson, Howrigg, Wigton and 146.5ppk for the same animal.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £1468 Haresceugh Castle, £1365 Tundergarth Mains Aberdeen Angus £1283 Grindon Hill, £1008 Druidhall Holstein Friesian £1196 Howrigg Farm, £948 Thackwood Farm Holstein £1093 Gamelsby Farm Highland £702 Townfoot

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Kilo: Limousin 167.5p Bowscale Farm, 135.5p Tundergarh Mains, 134.5p Haresceugh Castle Holstein Friesian 146.5p Howrigg Farm, 93.5p Thackwood Farm Aberdeen Angus 120.5p Grindon Hill, 117.5p Druidhall Holstein 117.5p Gamelsby Farm Highland 89.5p, 83.5p Townfoot

PRIME CATTLE: An excellent entry of 50 prime cattle was forward at the weekly sale with all classes sharper on the week. Top price per kilo was a superb Charolais heifer from Messrs Pearson, High Plasket Lands, Maryport which achieved 249.5 pence per kilo, this heifer was also top price per head at £1597 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. The consignment of 4 fantastic heifers from Messrs Pearson averaged £1425. Another superb consignment of heifers from Messrs Airey, The Close, Mealsgate was top Limousin price per kilo at 243.5ppk purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Prime steers topped at £1526 for a Limousin bullock from Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Blackford purchased by Pioneer Foods. The top price per kilo was 212.5p for a topper of a bullock from Messrs Brough, Howgill.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1526, £1487, £1469 The Lake, £1502, £1470 Nealhouse Farm, £1475, £1364 Halfway Well, £1447 How Gill, £1368 Petteril Hill Farm, £1269, £1257 High House Bazadaise £1439, £1369 Gelt Hall Farm British Blue £1320 The Lake, £1273 Broomhills Farm Blonde £1314 Petteril Hill Farm

Heifers: Charolais £1597, £1339 High Plasket Lands Farm Limousin £1531 Halfway Well, £1457, £1348 Lords Close, £1392, £1384, £1309 The Close, £1355 Allerby Hall, £1351 High Plasket Lands Farm, £1300 Skelcies Hall British Blue £1414 High Plasket Lands Farm, £1276 How Gill

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin
212.5p How Gill, 210.5p, 209.5p, 205.5p The Lake, 210.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 209.5p, 189.5p Nealhouse Farm, 207.5p, 189.5p Halfway Well, 184.5p High House Bazadaise 202.5p, 169.5p Gelt Hall Farm Blonde 196.5p Petteril Hill Farm

Heifers: Charolais 249.5p, 222.5p High Plasket Lands Farm Limousin 243.5p, 235.5p, 225.5p The Close, 234.5p, 218.5p, 206.5p Old Rectory Farm, 224.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 222.5p Allerby Hall, 221.5p, 216.5p Lords Close, 211.5p, 205.5p West End Farm, 200.5p Halfway Well British Blue 223.5p High Plasket Lands Farm, 219.5p Osborne Farm, 195.5p Osborne Farm

PRIME SHEEP – The weekly sale of prime and cast sheep saw all classes sharper on the week.

Prime Lambs – 337 spring lambs sold to fantastic rates with an SQQ average of 276.2p being recorded. Light lambs of all description were in huge demand with many sheep selling for more than 300p. A truly exceptional Beltex x lamb from Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall again claimed the top price selling at £178 or 414ppk. An overall average per head of £114.92 was recorded with 129 lambs selling in excess of £120 per head.

Leading Prices per head: Beltex
£178, £122 Cardew Hall, £132, £127, £126, £125, £119, £117 Grange House Texel £143, £127 Harley Croft, £138 Cardew Hall, £134 Orton Rigg Farm, £133, £126, £125 Mill Farm, £132 Plumpton Foot Farm, £129 School Farm, £128, £127 Wavercroft, £126, £125 Holmecroft Farm, £125 High House, £125 Wetheral Shields, £124 Suffolk £125 Wavercroft, £119 Plumpton Foot Farm, £118, £107 Calfpark, £118 School Farm, £117 Midtown Farm, £114, £109 Bell Bridge Farm, £114, £113 Cardewlees Farm, £110 Zetlands, £107, £105 Priory Nook, £104 Mid Upper Priestside, £102 Catlins Farm Charollais £124, £122, £120, £115 Bogrie, £123, £122, £114, £111, £107 Rose Cottage Bleu Du Maine £123 School Farm, £112 Woodhousehill Dorset £111 Ehen Place Hampshire Down £107, £104 Zetlands Zwartbles £103 Wetheral Shields, £100(x2) Woodhousehill

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 414p, 277.3p Cardew Hall, 312.5p, 293.5p, 293p, 285.4p, 276.7p, 276.1p Grange House Texel 348.8p, 302.4p, 300p Harley Croft, 320.9p, 302.4p Cardew Hall, 320p, 292.3p Wavercroft, 213.3p Plumpton Foot Farm, 308.6p, 296.5p, 295.1p Holmecroft Farm, 300p, 295.6p, 291.6p, 287.4p Mill Farm, 291.3p Orton Rigg Farm Bleu Du Maine 307.5p School Farm Charollais 305p, 279.5p, 264.3p, 261p, 253.3p Rose Cottage, 288.4p, 267.4p, 254.2p, 244.9p Bogrie Suffolk 283.3p Plumpton Foot Farm, 265.2p Calfpark, 262.2p School Farm, 259.8p, 256.2p Cardewlees, 257.9p, 242p, 221.3p Mid Upper Priestside, 256.5p, 254.4p Bell Bridge Farm, 255.8p Zetlands, 240.4p Wavercroft, 230.8p(x2) Priory Nook, 220.8p Midtown Farm Hampshire Down 251.8p Zetlands Dorset 233.7p Ehen Place Zwartbles 226.8p Rietfontain, 221.5p Wetheral Shields

Prime Hoggs – Hoggs sold to £115 for a pen of 7 Beltex from Messrs Gardner, Glebelands, Texels sold to £114 on two occasions from Messrs Musgrave, Cardewhall and TW & AM Moscrop, Ryeclose. Beltex hoggs from LW & JM Booton, Glenmaid, Dumfries and Texels from Messrs Sanderson, Upper Senwick, Kirkcudbright sold to 266.7p and 264.2p respectively.

Leading Prices per head: Beltex
£115, £100, £95 Glebelands, £112, £101, £95 Glenmaid Texel £114 Cardew Hall, £114, £106 Rye Close, £112, £107, £100 Upper Senwick, £110(x2) Sunny Gill Farm, £109 Old Silloth Farm, £107, £101(x2) Field House, £103 Mirkbooths, £100 High Garth Meadows, £100(x2) Parton Farm Hill Cheviot £100, £98, £95 Sunny Gill Farm, £99 Orton Rigg Farm, £96.50, £87.50 Woodhouses Farm, £94, £93, £85 Quarry Gill, £83 Street Head Farm Suffolk £97 High Garth Meadows, £97 Old Silloth Farm, £93 Mirkbooths Blackface £94 Cold Shields, £89, £82 Mirkbooths, £86 Laws Hall Greyfaced £93 Jackson Rigg, £91 Brampton Fell Farm, £91 Mirkbooths Swaledale £82, £80 Cold Shields Herdwick £70 Langhorn Farm

Leading Prices per kilo: Beltex 266.7p, 256.8p Glenmaid, 250p, 238.1p, 218.4p Glebelands Texel 264.2p, 248.9p, 215.1p Upper Senwick, 237.8p Hayclose, 229p Newhall Farm, 227p, 211.9p Field House, 220.5p, 219.5p Mickley Grange Farm, 217.8p, 209.5p Sunny Gill Farm, 205.4p Cardew Hall, 205.4p Bowscale Farm, 203.7p Old Silloth Farm, 202.4p High House, 202p Mirkboths Hill Cheviot 224.4p(x2) Woodhouses Farm, 220p Orton Rigg Farm, 219.8p, 200p Sunny Gill Farm, 216.3p Quarry Gill, 204.9p Street Head Farm Blackface 202.6p Street Head Farm, 197p Barrhill Avenue, 193.3p, 192p(x2) Laws Hall, 192p South Lambhill Swaledale 200p Cold Shields Herdwick 191.8p Langhorn Farm Greyfaced 182.4p Jackson Rigg Suffolk 181.3p High Garth Meadows

Cast Ewe- Ewes sold to extreme rates with more over £100 than under. Continental and Suffolk ewes regularly £115 plus up to £128 from Messrs Harker, Wigton. Horned ewes sold to £98 from Messrs Graham, Hillhead, Canonbie

Leading price per head: Texel
£128 Lyndale, £125, £120, £115 Pasture House Farm, £122 Rye Close, £120 Willows Farm, £118(x2) Sycamore House, £116 Hayclose, £116 Wavercroft, £116 Parton Farm, £116 High House, £114 Glebelands, £114 Glenmaid Bleu Du Maine £118, £114, £106 Lyndale Suffolk £115, £110 Newhall Farm, £108, £102 Gill Farm, £108 High Garth Meadows, £106 Wavercroft, £104 Pasture House Farm, £102 Mill Farm Leicester £108 Haining House Farm Zwartbles £102 Pasture House Blackface £98 Hillhead Hill Cheviot £90 Lyndale Greyfaced £86 High Springfield Farm, £85 High Garth Meadows, £84 Willows Farm, £80 Pasture House Swaledale £76, £72 Cold Shields, £65 Nether Oakshaw, £64 Haining House Farm, £62 Brampton Fell Farm

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 18th MAY. Please advise the auctioneers of vendor email addresses so we can send returns as soon as possible.

For more information regarding entries for Borderway Primestock Sales Team –


David Holliday 07710 189804 Cast Cows & Cast Bulls
Grant Anderson 07872 129274 Prime Bulls & Prime Cattle
James Little 07872 840685 Prime Sheep