Borderway Primestock Sale

10th August 2020

PRIME SHEEP: An increased number of all classes were a sharper trade throughout, a sale average of 225.5p SQQ 226.9 was achieved which equates to £96.72 a head putting Borderway firmly at the top of the standings for todays trading.  174 lots sold at £100 or more to a top of £134 for an incredible 38kg Beltex x lamb from Adam & Amy Bell, Thethwaite, Dalston which equates to 352.6ppk and sees them claim the top spot again this week.

Heavies met a ready trade throughout, these topped out at £131.80 for a single Texel x sold by Messrs Huddleston, Round Meadows, Hexham.  Mule lambs topped at £99 (212.9p) for a great pen from Messrs Hope, Albierigg, Canonbie.  Many more sheep of all classes could have been handled with ease with 25 outlets operating today!

Leading prices per head: Beltex £134, £106, £105, £103 Thethwaite; £115, £108, £107, £101.30 Lesson Hall; £103 Reddings; £118.80, £109, £107.80 £106.80, £106, £105, £104(x2), £102.80 Hollands; £113.80 Harley Croft; £106, £104 Shank Castle, £104.80 Glenmaid; £104.80 Harley Croft; £100 Auchenhill;  £100 Ashknowe Texel £131.80 Round Meadows; £124, £120.80 Kirtlevale; £122 Briary Bank; £120.80, £118.80, £116.30 Hermitage; £120, £116.30(x2), £115(x2) Longhurst; £119 Thethwaite; £118.80 Pasture House; £117.80, £114.80 Bavington Farm; £116.8(x2) Kilnknowe; £115.80 West Causeway Head; Dutch Texel £120, £111.80, £104.80, £100.80 Upper Tinwald; £114, £110, £108, £106.80 (x2) Unity;  £107.80, £103.30, £101.80, £101.30, £100.80 Low Houses; £103, £102 Winterhope Suffolk £120, £111, £107, £104 Faugh Beeches £114, £101 Riggfoot; £112 High Wreay; £110 Kilnknowe; £107, £100 Town Head; £105, £95 Clappers; £102.80 Midtown; £100, £96.30 Merryshield;  £99.30 White House; £97.30 Rottington Hall; £97 Thethwaite; £96 Midtown Millennium Bleu £120, £110.80, £100(x2) Stanley House; £100 Corrie Field Cheviot Mule £105 Penlaw Greyfaced £99, £92.80 Albierigg; £92, £86.80 Combe Crag; £88.30 The Bungalow; £87.30 Cold Shields; £85.80, £77 Midtodhills £81.50 Gapshields Rouge £93.80 Ashknowe Herdwick £88.80 Bridge View; £86, £83.30 Clea Hall Jacob £84.80, £76.80 Bridge View.

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Beltex 352.6p, 305.1p, 272.7p, 264.1p, 245p, Thethwaite 287.5p, 273.8p, 260p 257p, 248.1p, 247.6p, 247.5p, 242.2p, 240.9p Hollands; 287.5p, 276.9p, 263.1p, 261p Lesson Hall 284.5p, 258.8p Harley Croft; 268.7p Glenmaid; 250p Ashknowe; 246.9p Church View; 241.5p Thorneyland Texel 286.3p, 262.9p Glebelands; 277.7p, 269.6p Kirtlevale; 275p Sandysike; 272.5p, 259p High Green Hill; 271p, 266.2p, 254.3p, 248.5p Kilnknowe; 270.5p, 251.7p Hermitage; 258.5p Far Brownrigg; 253.2p Hunley; 251.7p Hermitage, 249.5p Willows; 248.9p Briary Bank; 248.8p Wavercroft Dutch Texel 280p, 275p, 259.7p, 258.3p, 255.2p, 254.2p Low Houses; 267p Unity; 263.1p Upper Tinwald; 260.80p Winterhope; 253.80p Agars Hill; 250.60p Glebelands Millennium Bleu 250p, 240p, 238.3p, 236.1p Stanley House; 246.9p, 237p Corrie Field Suffolk 234.5p, 225.8p Church View; 228.3p White House; 227.3p Merryshield; 226.3p, 222p High Wreay; 225.9p Midtown; 225.7p (x2), 224.4p Riggfoot; 225.3p, 220.2p Faugh Beeches, 223p Thethwaite; 222.9p Town Head; 222p Albyfield; 221.1p Rottington Hall; 221p Ashknowe; 220.7p Midtown Rouge 234.50p Ashknowe Herdwick 217.7p, 216.4 Clea Hall; Greyfaced 212.9p Albierigg; 206.7p (x2) Coombe Crag; 204.3p Midtodhills; 203.8p Gapshields; 203p Cold Shields;

CAST SHEEP: A much firmer trade to a top of £127.50 for a Charollais ram from Messrs Tyson, Dancing Gate, Keswick.

Ewes – Leading prices per head: Texel £101.50 Wavercroft Suffolk £100 Wavercroft Zwartbles  £91.50 Lochwood Cottage Beltex £91.50 Reddings Charollais £87.50 Dancing Gate Greyfaced £83.50 Tedcastle; £83.50 Lea Hill Swaledale £63 Hargill House.

Rams – Leading prices per head: Charollais £127.50 Dancing Gate Zwartbles £100 Lochwood Cottage Leicester £91.50 Sheepriggs Swaledale £80 Wydoncleughside.

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 10th August Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock where a great show of 380 Cast Cows, Bulls and Prime cattle were forward.

PRIME BULLS: A similar entry of 79 prime bulls forward resulting in a better trade to that of last week.  Top overall was a Simmental from Messrs Goldie, Newbie Mains, Annan peaking at £1570.77 purchased by Alan Jarvis.  Limousins sold to £1564 from Messrs Anderson, Crosby House, Maryport purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  British Blue crosses to £1411.51 from Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton purchased by Michael Helliwell, Rochdale.

Top pence per kilo continental was a Limousin from Messrs Horn, Lower Griseburn, Appleby and Messrs Anderson, Crosby House, Maryport both receiving 224.5p purchased by Alan Jarvis and Bowland Foods.

Dairy bred bulls sharper also on the week and were seen to peak at £1113.87 for a Montbeliarde from Messrs Mitchinson, Beckstones, Carlisle purchased by Jewitt Meats with Friesians to £1083 from Messrs Graham, South Lambhill, Carlisle.  Top pence per kilo of 178.5p was paid to Messrs Mitchinson for the aforementioned Montbeliarde and 169.5p for a Friesian from Messrs Graham, South Lambhill.

Leading Prices per Head: Simmental £1570 Newbie Mains, £1367 Oakrigg Limousin £1564, £1342, £1340 Crosby House, £1523 Lower Langshaw, £1381 Osborne Farm, £1333, £1300 Old Rectory, £1302 Penningham Home Farm British Blue £1411 Osborne Farm, £1366 Crosby House, £1247 Bectonhall Aberdeen Angus £1307 Wetheriggs, £1181 Beck Foot, £1127 South Lambhill, £1113, £1112 Down Hall, £1108 Oswie Blonde £1284 Beckstones Hereford £1182 Cumdivock House, £1100 Randalinton Montbeliarde £1113, £1067 Beckstones, £1060, £961 Kirkbride House Friesian £1083, £1066, £1048 South Lambhill Holstein Friesian £1050, £1016 Prospect House, £990, £933, £920 Randalinton, £981 Down Hall Fleckvieh £937 Beckstones Norwegian Red £899 Kirkbride House.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 224.5p, 217.5p Lower Griseburn, 224.5p, 212.5p (x2) Crosby House, 215.5p Osborne Farm, 212.5p Old Rectory British Blue 218.5p Osborne Farm, 205.5p Crosby House, 189.5p Beckstones Blonde 199.5p Beckstones Aberdeen Angus 188.5p Beck Foot, 177.5p Brisco Hill, 174.5p Wetheriggs, 173.5p South Lambhill Hereford 179.5p Randalinton Montbeliarde 178.5p, 173.5p Beckstones, 172.5p Kirkbride House Friesian 169.5p, 167.5p, 163.5p South Lambhill Holstein Friesian 162.5p, 161.5p Grassknop, 161.5p Down Hall, 159.5p South View, 156.5p Randalinton Fleckvieh 155.5p Beckstones Norwegian Red 151.5p Kirkbride House.

PRIME CATTLE: A very small show of 32 prime steers and heifers forward achieving one of the better trades seen for a long time resulting in a days top of £1639.17 for a superb British Blue cross steer from Messrs Barnett, Brinns, Penrith purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle; Messrs Barnett also sold top priced pence per kilo steer of 242.5p for a Limousin cross and 233.5p for their British Blue cross.

Heifers were well short of requirements but seen to peak at an overall top pence per kilo of 246.5p for a Limousin cross from the Brinns Farm and this was purchased by Owain Llyr, Ruthin and equated to £1417.38.  More are required urgently on a weekly basis, please do not hesitate to call Grant Anderson for any information.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steer: British Blue
£1639 Brinns, £1576 Hoddamtown Limousin £1596 Hoddamtown, £1585, £1583, £1568, £1567 The Lake, £1578, £1509 Stone House, £1564, £1533, £1519 Crosby House.

Heifer: Limousin £1417 Brinns, £1201 Balgray Hill.

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin 242.5p Brinns, 231.5p, 228.5p, 224.5p Crosby House, 227.5p, 226.5p, 223.5p, 220.5p The Lake, 224.5p Stone House, 209.5p Hoddamtown British Blue 233.5p Brinns, 208.5p Hoddamtown Highland 168.5p Redwood Garth.

Heifers: Limousin 246.5p Brinns, 227.5p, 224.5p Bowscale

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: Once again a large show of 281 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with all classes of cows being in great demand.

Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall run of cows sold to a top price of 948kg, 221.5p, £2099 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick and 875kg, 223.5p, £1955 and 761kg, 235.5p, £1792 for British Blue cows both bought by David Holmes.  Messrs MacDonald, Light Birks, Hexham sold British Blue cows for 728kg, 207.5p, £1510 and 648kg, 197.5p, £1279 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall sold two Aberdeen Angus cows for 826kg, 167.5p, £1383 and 813kg, 169.5p, £1378 both bought by Jewitt Meats.  Messrs Corlett, Skiddaw View sold the top priced Limousin cross cow for 690kg, 187.5p, £1293 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Bradley, Marina House run of Parthenais cows topped at 655kg, 186.5p, £1221 and 610kg, 188.5p, £1149 both purchased by Owain Llyr.

All classes of black and white cows were in great demand, Messrs Dart & Son, Flothers sold a run of Friesian cows and young heifers for 816kg, 147.5p, £1203 and 668kg, 165.5p, £1105 bought by James Gracey and Les Fell.  Messrs Clark, Whins sold a Friesian cow for 872kg, 133.5p, £1164 to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Moore, Brayshaw run of cows topped at 688kg, 166.5p, £1145 for a Montbeliarde cross bought by Les Fell.  Messrs Moscrop & Waugh, Alby Field run of cows topped at 634kg, 174.5p, £1106 to Les Fell.  Messrs Threlkeld, Bailey Town run of cows topped at 664kg, 166.5p, £1105 for a Norwegian Red to Sean McGimpsey.

Leading young cows and heifers – Friesian 174.5p Rye Close, 168.5p, 167.5p, 166.5p, 165.5p, 157.5p (x2) Bailey Town, 165.5p Flothers, 164.5p Pelutho Park, Montbeliarde 166.5p Brayshaw, Swedish Red 155.5p Brayshaw, Ayrshire 155.5p Marleycote Walls.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: British Blue £2099, £1955, £1792 Todd Hall, £1510 Light Birks, £1398, £1279 Wall End, £1293, £1203, £1105 Flothers, £1276, £1092 Randalinton, £1245 Sideway Bank, £1164 Whins, £1134, £1031 Grange Hall, £1119 East Unthank, £1112, £1054 Wyse Hill, £1106 Rye Close, £1057 Kinkry Hill, £1041 Lingstubbs, £1028 Bailey Town, £1013 Heather House Aberdeen Angus £1383, £1378, £1130 Todd Hall, £1335 Edenbanks Limousin £1293 Skiddaw View, £1286 Sideway Bank, £1232, £1112, £1077 Wyse Hill, £1224, £1081 Todd Hall, £1218 Old Rectory, £1217 Mossband Hall, £1207 Henrys Hill, £1204 Halfway Well, £1169 Hargill House, £1142, £1122 Clappers, £1104 Willimoteswick, £1101 Balgray Hill Parthenais £1221, £1154, £1149 Marina House Simmental £1181 Balgray Hill, £1006 Ellen Bank, £1002 Sideway Bank Montbeliarde £1145 Brayshaw Norwegian Red £1105, £1003 Bailey Town Holstein Friesian £1087 Howrigg, £1008 Park House Holstein £1073 Gill Farm, £999 Burtholme Staberlizer £1059 The Farmhouse Dairy Shorthorn £970 Rye Close Belted Galloway £848 Askerton Castle.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: British Blue 235.5p, 223.5p, 221.5p Todd Hall, 207.5p Light Birks, 197.5p Wall End, 184.5p, 157.5p Grange Hall, 178.5p, 174.5p Randalinton, 175.5p Wall End, 166.5p Sideway Bank, 163.5p Flothers, 157.5p Ellen Bank, 152.5p East Unthank Limousin 188.5p Woodhead, 187.5p Skiddaw View, 182.5p Mossband Hall, 174.5p, 165.5p Todd Hall, 173.5p, 154.5p Hargill House, 171.5p Sideway Bank, 168.5p Old Rectory, 164.5p Halfway Well, 161.5p, 151.5p, 150.5p Wyse Hill, 160.5p, 151.5p Clappers, 154.5p Balgray Hill, 151.5p Willimoteswick Parthenais 188.5p, 186.5p, 179.5p Marina House Simmental 183.5p Balgray Hill, 168.5p, 161.5p Ellen Bank Friesian 174.5p, 137.5p Rye Close, 168.5p, 157.5p Bailey Town, 165.5p, 147.5p Flothers, 164.5p, 133.5p (x2) Pelutho Park, 147.5p Kinkry Hill, 144.5p Lingstubbs, 143.5p Low Plains, 143.5p The Flatt, 137.5p, 131.5p Baggrow, 137.5p Aulby, 133.5p Whins Aberdeen Angus 169.5p, 167.5p Todd Hall Norwegian Red 167.5p, 166.5p, 165.5p Bailey Town Montbeliarde 166.5p Brayshaw Staberlizer 159.5p The Farmhouse Holstein Friesian 157.5p Bailey Town, 145.5p Wood Farm, 138.5p, 137.5p Howrigg, 137.5p Baggrow, 134.5p Park House, 132.5p Dearham Hall Ayrshire 155.5p Marleycote Walls, 139.5p Dykesfield Swedish Red & White 155.5p Brayshaw Hereford 154.5p Rye Close Holstein 140.5p Gill Farm, 137.5p Burtholme Shorthorn 149.5p Marleycote Walls, 132.5p Rye Close Belted Galloway 143.5p Blackwell Farm, 126.5p Askerton Castle Fleckvieh 127.5p Low Plains

CAST BULLS: A mixed show of 14 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Telfer, Tarnflatt Hall selling a Limousin cross stock bull for 1013kg, 149.5p, £1514 to Charles Kirkpatrick and Messrs Corlett, Skiddaw View selling the top price Limousin stock bull for 910kg, 154.5p, £1405 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £1514 Tarnflatt Hall, £1405 Skiddaw View, £1303 Wyse Hill, £1238 Lower Langshaw.

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: Limousin 154.5p Skiddaw View, 149.5p Tarnflatt Hall, 142.5p Dirskelpin, 141.5p Spital Shield, 140.5p Low Garth, 140.5p Wyse Hill British Blue 143.5p South Lambhill Aberdeen Angus 121.5p Dirskelpin Galloway 119.5p Kilnstown.

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 17th AUGUST.  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