Borderway Primestock Sale

13th July 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 13th July Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a good show of 405 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward.

PRIME BULLS: A larger entry of 121 prime bulls forward with all dairy bred cattle dearer and good continentals remaining the same good trade as previous weeks.  Top overall was a quality British Blue cross from Brian Hall, Ainstable Hall, Carlisle achieving £1755.60 and was purchased by Owain Llyr, Ruthin; Messrs Hall also sold top price Limousin cross to £1724.09 and this was purchased by Morgan Helliwell.  Simmentals sold to £1406.48 from Gerrard House, Wigton and purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie.  Top overall pence per kilo of 214.5p was attained by Messrs Telfer, Newton High House, Hexham for their Limousin, this was purchased by Robert Medcalf, Brockwood Abattoir, Halifax.

Black and whites were very good to sell and achieved a days top of £1238.79 from Messrs Workman, The Beeches, Carlisle purchased by Capper Farming, Glasgow.  Holsteins sold to £1159.57 from Messrs Johnston, Cote House, Carlisle and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Top pence per kilo of 180.5p was received by Messrs White, Steel Hall, Hexham for a Friesian.

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £1755, £1653, £1539 Ainstable Hall, £1204 The Beeches Limousin £1724 Ainstable Hall, £1547, £1423 Humebyers, £1447 Baggrow Farm, £1444 Stubbsgill, £1429, £1353, £1318 Greenhill Farm, £1327 Newton High House, £1304 Bectonhall Simmental £1406 Gerrard House, £1140 Fishwick Mains Charolais £1379 Brackendene Parthenais £1277, £1120 Marina House Montbeliarde £1238 The Beeches, £1169 Kirkbride House, £1167 The Laythes Blonde £1213, £1178, £1161, £1106 Kirkend Aberdeen Angus £1188, £1003 Peel Flatt Holstein £1159 Cote House, £1011 Castlesteads, £963, £907 Musgrave Hall, £962, £912 Steel Farm, £920 South Lambhill Friesian £1138, £1081 South Lambhill, £1120, £1055, £928 Aulby Farm, £1092 Randalinton Beef Shorthorn £1104 Rosgill Head Holstein Friesian £1038, £911 Barwinnock, £1036 Crossrigg, £1009 Randalinton, £1001 South Lambhill, £965 Laws Hall, £945 Brisco Hill, £938 Blackrigg, £905 Justicetown Hereford £987 Temon Swedish Red & White £959 Laws Hall Fleckvieh £939 Laws Hall.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 214.5p, 204.5p Newton High House, 210.5p, 203.5p (x2) Greenhill Farm, 205.5p Kirkend Blonde 195.5p, 192.5p, 190.5p Kirkend British Blue 192.5p Ainstable Hall Parthanais 191.5p Marina House Beef Shorthorn 187.5p Rosgill Head Aberdeen Angus 181.5p, 168.5p Justicetown, 160.5p Peel Flatt Holstein 179.5p Cote House, 159.5p, 157.5p Musgrave Hall, 152.5p Castlesteads Friesian 180.5p, 172.5p Steel Hall, 171.5p South Lambhill Montbeliarde 178.5p, 176.5p The Beeches, 174.5p The Laythes, 173.5p Kirkbride House, 163.5p Street Head Simmental 178.5p Fishwick Mains, 174.5p East Bowhill Friesian 176.5p, 168.5p Aulby Farm, 176.5p South Lambhill, 170.5p Randalinton Fleckvieh 170.5p, 159.5p Laws Hall Holstein Friesian 167.5p, 154.5p, 150.5p Barwinnock, 167.5p South Lambhill, 163.5p, 151.5p Blackrigg, 150.5p Randalinton Swedish Red & White 161.5p Laws Hall Holstein Friesian 152.5p, 150.5p Castlesteads Holstein Friesian 152.5p, 150.5p Baggrow.

PRIME CATTLE: A small entry of only 35 prime steers and heifers forward whereby a lot more could have been sold to vendors advantage.  Top overall of £1666.01 being achieved by Geoff Story, Newbigging, Carlisle with a Limousin cross steer and purchased by Pioneer Foods. Messrs Hewetson, Lords Close, Maryport sold top pence per kilo steer of 221.5p.

Heifers were also very good to sell and peaked at £1558 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Hall, Ainstable Hall, Carlisle; Messrs Story, Newbigging sold another to £1512.41.  Top overall pence per kilo of 229.5p was attained twice and on both occasions by Newbigging Farm.  Please advise entries for next weeks sale.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1666, £1453 Newbiggin, £1472 Lords Close, £1456 High House, £1415 Hollins Farm British Blue £1342 Little Broomhills Holstein Friesian £1149 Howrigg.

Heifers: Limousin £1558 Ainstable Hall, £1512, £1246 Newbiggin, £1316 Lords Close British Blue £1262 Little Broomhills.

Leading Prices per Kilo:

Steers: Limousin 221.5p Lords Close, 219.5p (x2) Newbiggin British Blue 187.5p (x2) Little Broomhills Staberlizer 178.5p The Swaites Holstein Friesian 164.5p Howrigg.

Heifers: Limousin 229.5p (x2) Newbiggin, 227.5p Ainstable Hall, 225.5p Lords Close, 219.5p Ladyhousesteads British Blue 192.5p Little Broomhills.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A good show of 261 cast cows and stock bulls were forward on Monday with a large ringside of buyers ensuring a flying trade again at Carlisle.

Messrs Oxley & Co, Barholm Mains sold a British Blue cow for 810kg, 197.5p, £1599 to David Holmes.  Messrs Graham, Cumdivock Farm sold the top priced Limousin cross cow for 892kg, 170.5p, £1520 to Owain Llyr.  Mr Brian Hall, Ainstable Hall sold a Limousin cow for 762kg, 192.5p, £1466 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Irving, Greenwrae Croft sold the top priced South Down cow for 966kg, 144.5p, £1395 to Charles Kirkpatrick.  Messrs Mair, Meikleholm sold a Limousin cow for 849kg, 163.5p, £1388 to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Ridley, Woodhall run of cows topped at 709kg, 186.5p, £1322 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Oliver, Cawfields run of cows topped at 197.5p & 187.5p for Limousin cross heifers purchased by James Gracey & Les Fell.

All classes of black and white cows were in great demand, Mr Harry Hunter, Cape Farm sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 887kg, 141.5p, £1255 & 802kg, 147.5p, £1182 purchased by Les Fell and Dovecote Park.  Messrs Irving, Meinbank Holstein cross cows topped at 843kg, 145.5p, £1226 and 818kg, 143.5p, £1173 both bought by Dovecote Park.  Messrs Beaty, Langhorn sold the top priced Friesian 801kg, 145.5p, £1165 to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Mallinson, Hallfield sold a Holstein cross cow for 800kg, 145.5p, £1164 also to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Graham, Greenah Cragg sold a Holstein cross cow for 871kg, 133.5p, £1162 also to Dovecote Park.

Holstein cross heifers selling for 160.5p Cumcatch, 157.5p Ashley Grove, 154.5p Broathill, 148.5p & 146.5p Wormanby with Ayrshire cross to 148.5p Aigle Gill.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: British Blue £1599 Barholm Mains, £1186 Netherhill, £1176, £1173 Bleabank, £1158 Rosgill Head, £1101 Standing Stonerigg, £1037 Lawston Limousin £1520 Cumdivock, £1466, £1310 Ainstable Hall, £1388 Meikleholm, £1322, £1189 Wood Hall, £1289, £1225, £1145 Hundith House, £1283 Cracrop, £1255, £1216, £1124, £1119 Cawfields, £1247 Langhorn, £1160 Sarkshields, £1128 Rosgill Head, £1126, £1122 Bleabank South Devon £1395 Greenwrae Croft Holstein Friesian £1255, £1182, £1054 Cape Farm, £1226, £1173 Meinbank, £1162 Greenah Cragg, £1134 Langfauld, £1119 Howrigg, £1107 Hardgrove, £1095 Seymour House, £1092 Crookdyke, £1081 Woodhouse, £1063 Carrick Dean, £1045 Langhorn, £1037 Ashley Grove, £1030 Laws Hall Simmental £1253 Fowrass, £1252 Springfield, £1106 Netherhill Beef Shorthorn £1234, £1205, £1193, £1151 Coxhill, £1190, £1066 Frankstown Friesian £1165 Langhorn Holstein Friesian £1164 Hallfield, £1134, £1054 Yew Tree, £1120 Randalinton, £1006 Newbampton Aberdeen Angus £1112 West Hot Bank

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: Limousin 197.5p, 187.5p, 164.5p, 161.5p Cawfields, 192.5p, 169.5p Ainstable Hall, 186.5p, 164.5p (x2) Wood Hall, 175.5p Langhorn, 175.5p, 163.5p Meikleholm, 173.5p Niven Hill, 170.5p, 162.5p, 160.5p Rosgill Head, 170.5p Cumdivock, 168.5p Cracrop, 166.5p, 165.5p Hundith House British Blue 197.5p Barholm Mains, 166.5p, 164.5p Bleabank, 164.5p Rosgill Head Simmental 164.5p Fowrass, 156.5p Springfield, 153.5p Netherhill, 150.5p Frankstown Holstein Friesian 160.5p Cumcatch, 157.5p Ashley Grove, 148.5p, 146.5p Wormanby, 147.5p, 141.5p, 139.5p Cape Farm, 145.5p, 143.5p Meinbank, 143.5, 140.5p, Woodhouse, 142.5p Laws Hall, 142.5p Langfauld, 142.5p Hardgrove, 141.5p Seymour House, 138.5p Milton Farm, 137.5p, 136.5p Howrigg, 136.5p Carrick Dean, 135.5p Evening Hill Hereford 156.5p The Bungalow Beef Shorthorn 155.5p Frankstown, 150.5p Coxhill Holstein 154.5p Broathill, 145.5p Hallfield, 142.5p, 133.5p Yew Tree, 139.5p Randalinton, 133.5p Newbampton Ayrshire 148.5p, 136.5p, 132.5p Aigle Gill Charolais 147.5p Airds of Balcary Friesian 145.5p Langhorn, 132.5p Clarks Farm Luing 145.5p Blackcarts South Devon 144.5p Greenwrae Croft Blonde 144.5p Grassknop Longhorn 142.5p Fishwick Mains Dairy Shorthorn 137.5p Cumcatch, 136.5p The Howes Montbeliarde 135.5p Swordwellrigg Fleckvieh 127.5p The Howes.


Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £1825 Tarnflatt Hall.

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: Hereford 163.5p The Bungalow Limousin 148.5p Tarnflatt Hall.

PRIME SHEEP: A great entry of 2720 head, the 13th is unlucky for some but not those who consigned sheep at Borderway this week with 2300 lambs sold to average 230ppk, this being well beyond competitors returns.

Another mind blowing 169 runs of sheep sold beyond £100 a head, however all weights and grades were well catered for with weights from 25kg to 58.5kg forward representing 15 different breeds

Two vendors showed the top price accolade this week both with simply sublime single lambs selling at £129 a head.  First to reach this figure was a 52kg Texel x lamb from M/s SD Allen, Ellerslea, Dalston which sold to M/s Morgan Helliwell.  Not long after a 57kg Suffolk from M/s Pearson, Wavercroft, Wigton also made this figure selling to Mr Robert Skelton.

M/s Allen also topped per kilo with a beautiful Beltex lamb which weighed 40kg and sold at £127 (317.5ppk) to Mr Andrew Dawson.

Mule lambs were found in greater numbers to average £89.88 a head to a top of £108 for a pen of 5 from M/s Foster, Coombe Crag, Brampton and to 222.2p for a pen of 10 for M/s Carruthers, Peela Hill, Bewcastle (45kg £100).

M/s Browell, Quarry House, Hexham sold an outstanding run of 50 Beltex x Texel x lambs to average £113.82 a head to top at £123.50, M/s Scott, Thirlwall Castle hot on their heels with a similar consignment averaging £113.40 a head to a top of £122.

M/s Crozier, Faugh Beeches sold a run of Suffolk x Mule lambs to average £111.41 a head to a top of £116.

Leading prices per head: Suffolk £129, £118 Wavercroft; £118 Broomhills; £116, £105.5 Faugh Beeches; £114, £100 Albyfield; £110 Jackson Rigg; £104.5 Broomhill;  £104 Gill Farm; £103 Unity; £103 Rottington Hall; £102 Fern House; £101 Hayton Brow Texel £129 Ellerslea; £127 Pateshill; £123.50 Quarry House; £123 Riggshields; £122 The Paddock; £121 Burmoor; £121 Kirtlebank; £120 Greensyke; £120 Gill Farm; £120 Edenlin; £117 Bengall; £117 Baggra Yeat; £117 Albyfield Beltex £127 Ellerslea; £127 Bengall; £123 Broomhills; £122, £120 Quarry House; £118, £116 High Green Hill; £109 The Throp; 103.5 Glebelands Dutch Texel £122, £117 £116, £114, £108 Thirlwall Castle; £119, £118, £117, £113, £109 (x2), £108 (x2)  Hargill House; £116 Springfield; £112, £108, £106 Low Houses; £111, £110 Unity; £109 Lea Hill Charollais £111, £110, £98 Springfield; £99 Millhill Greyfaced £108, £91 Coombe Crag; £100 Peela Hill; £95 Hargill House; £88 Highside; £87 Gapshields; £86.50 Millstone Moor Millennium Bleu £106.50, £104 Corrie Field Jacob £90 Housenrigg Swaledale £89 Gapshields  Bluefaced Leicester £88 Midtodhills.

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Beltex 317.5p, 282.10p Ellerslea; 302.6p, 287.5p, 279.5p High Green Hill; 282.2p Newbiggin; 280.5p Wavercroft; 279.5p, 260.5p The Throp; 255.6p Glebelands Charollais 252.3p, 250p, Springfield Dutch Texel 292.10p, 285.70p Unity; 286.7p, 284.2p, 281.9p, 275.6p, 272.5p, 262.7p Hargill House; 283.5p, 279.5p, 278.4p, 276.9p,258.5p (x2) Low Houses; 279.5p Lea Hill; 272.1p, 260.2p, 259.1p Thirlwall Castle; 257.8p Springfield Texel 274.4p Hunley; 274.1p Harley Croft; 273.8p, 272.1p Bengall; 271.4p Gallowberry; 270.7p Harley Croft; 268.4p Wood Farm; 266.7p, 265.1p Hermitage; 266.7p High Green Hill; 264.9p Winterhope; 264.6p Pateshill; 263.7p Quarry House Millennium Bleu 263p, 253.7p Corrie Field Suffolk 239p Glebelands; 238p Rietfontain; 236p, 226.3p Wavercroft; 234.1p Rottington Hall; 234p Jackson Rigg; 232.20p, Broomhill; 229.8p Low Moorhouse; 229.1p High Wreay; 228.6p, 225p Tathhill Cottage; 225.2p, 222.1p Faugh Beeches; 224.8p Broomhills; 223.7p Gill Farm; 221.3p Park House Greyfaced 222.2p Peela Hill, 220.4p Coombe Crag, 216.3p Millstone Moor; 215.9p Hargill House; 212.2p Gapshields; 212p Highside; 209.2p Coombe Crag.

EWES: A larger show of 400 cast sheep and rams, with trade being easier on the week due to larger shows coming out of all markets.  Topping todays sale at £117.50 for 3 Leicester rams was M/s Browell, Quarry House.

Cast Ewes leading prices per head: Texel £105.50, £102, £100.50, £100, £97.50 (x2) Hargill House; £102.50 Quarry House; £100.50 Wavercroft; £97.50, £92.50, £90.50 Hayton Brow Charollais £91.50 Springfield Suffolk £85.50 Newbiggin; £83.50 £75 Low Moorhouse Bluefaced Leicester £78.50, £51.50 Quarry House; £53.50 Glenlea Greyfaced £78.50, £72.50, £71.50, £70.50 Edenlin; £73.50 Birks Farm; £72.50, £69.50 Leigh Croft; £69.50 Brazendale Swaledale £49, £40.50 Highside.

Cast Rams leading prices per head:

Bluefaced Leicester £117.50, £101.50 Quarry House Texel £91.50, £78.50 Beech House; £83.50 Glenlea; £79.50 Little Orton House; £79.50 Cowranside.

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 20th JULY. 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 & Cast Sheep