Borderway Primestock Sale

17th August 2020

On Monday 17th August, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock, whereby a large show of 465 cast cows, bull and prime cattle were on offer, along with 2958 prime and cast sheep.

PRIME SHEEP:  Prime and cast sheep drew another great entry of 2958 head comprising 2627 lambs and 331 ewes and rams. On what is traditionally the Anniversary Sale week, Borderway was once again full of sheep with quality and variety in abundance allowing all orders to be fulfilled. Vendors couldn’t be anything but elated with returns posting an SQQ average of 215.81p all in 214.2p again eclipsing other outlets. This equates to £192.64 which is £13.44 ahead of this day last year; 27 lots sold for 270-317.8ppk and 132 lots over £100.

Topping the sale at a lofty £141 was a fabulous Dutch Texel lamb from M/s TP Wigham, Hargill House, Haltwhistle which sold to Mr R Skelton. M/s Wigham sold 48 lambs to average £111.46 (257.77p). Making a return to Borderway was M/s TR & EA Milburn, Wall End, Greenhead who sold a simply sensational pen of 5 Beltex lambs to top per kilo of 317.8p (36.5kg £116) to Mr A Dawson the run of 33 lambs from M/s Milburn averaged an eye watering 281.41ppk £111.03 weighing in at 39.45p. Suffolks sold to £106 for a pen of 16 from J&D Longlands, Tone Hall, Hexham and 215.4 from M/s Graham, Miller Hill, Gilsland. Mules to £110 for heavies from M/s Carruthers, Peelahill and to 205.6p for a pen of 30 from J Browell & Sons, Quarry House, Hexham. 222 Mule wethers averaged £87.32 a head

A larger show of cast ewes were firmer on the week to £120 for a pen of Texels from M/s Musgrave, Cardew Hall

Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £141, £124, £122, £116(x4), £113 Hargill House; £122, £121, £119,  Ashfield; £121, £118 Wood Head; £120 Seymour Farms; £118, £116, £114 Thirlwall Castle; £117 Woodhead Farm; £114 New Houses Farm; £114 Agars Hill Farm; Texel £127 Miller Hill; £126 Walton Woodhead; £125, £117(x2) Cardew Hall; £122 Tone Hall Farm; £120, £113 Little Bavington Farm; £120 Wavercroft; £119 Brazendale; £118 , £113 West End Farm; £117, £115, £112 Kilnknowe; £113 Willows Farm; £113 Cardew Hall; £112, £111  Peela Hill; £112 Longhurst Beltex £120, £107 Hollands; £117 (x2), £116, £110, £109 Wall End Farm; £115, £114(x2), £104.5, £104 Walton Woodhead; £114, £112, £108 Ellerslea; £105, £100 Castlehill Mule £110, £89 Peela Hill; £100, £94, £92.50, £92 Quarry House Farm; £100, £91 Spout Bank; £91 High Park Foot; £90 Kilnstown Farm Ltd; £86 High Park Foot; £86 Reaygarth; £80 Gapshields Suffolk £106 Longlands; £105.5 Stone Flatts; £105, £93 Brazendale £105 Tone Hall Farm; £100 Miller Hill; £99, £98 Kilnknowe; £99 The Croft; £98 Stone Flatts; £96.5 Wavercroft; £96 Parklands; £94, £92Town Head; £94 Jackson Rigg; £93.5 Oakbank; £93.5 Merryshield; £92 Spout Bank; £92 Leapsrigg Farm; £92 West End Farm Charollais £100 Springfield Farm Jacob £87.50, £80 Seat House Farm;

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Beltex 317.8p, 300p, 296.2p, 282.1p, 275.9p, 250.6p  Wall End Farm; 287.2, 281.5p Ellerslea; 272.7, 259.7p Castlehill; 271.4p, 270.6p, 259.1p Walton Woodhead; 267.5p Hollands; 263.4p Ellerslea; 253.8p The Throp Texel 281.9p, 275.6p, 272.1p, 257.1p, 255.1p, 243.9p, 242.1p Cardew Hall; 279.1p Wavercroft; 260p, 250p, 240.9p Kilnknowe; 253.5p Gallowberry; 250.6p, 250p, 241p Wavercroft; 249p Miller Hill; 248.8p Bengall Farm; 247.1p Walton Woodhead; 242.9p The Hill; 242.2p Peela Hill Suffolk 215.4p Miller Hill; 215.2p The Croft; 214.9p Oakbank Farm; 212.5p, 207p Outer Woodhead; 212.1p Wavercroft; 210p, 209.2p, 207.8p Tone Hall Farm; 209.1p Leapsrigg; 209p Brazendale; 208.5p Stone Flatts; 208.4p Kilnknowe; 206.9p White House Charollais 212.8p Springfield Mule 205.6p, 197.9p, 190.5p Quarry House Farm; 204.6p, 200p Peela Hill; 200p Spout Bank; 200p High Park Foot; 200p Kilnstown; 197.7p Reaygarth; 196.3p, 190.5p Gapshields Jacob 198.9p, 195.1p Seat House Farm


Ewes – Leading prices per head:  Texel £120, £110 Cardew Hall; £108, £100, £98 Bengall Farm; £106 Tedcastle Farm; £95 North End Farm; £92(x2) Reddings; £92 North End Farm; £92 Reaygarth;  £90(x2) Main Street; £90 Wood Head; £90 Willows Farm; £90 High Wreay; £90 The Beeches Charollais £112 Springfield Farm; Suffolk £98 The Beeches; £94 Tedcastle Farm; £90(x2) Pasture House Farm; Hill Cheviot £84 Reddings Dorset £82 Tedcastle Farm Greyface £78 High Wreay Farm; £76 (x2) Willows Farm; £76 Shankfield Head; £76 59 Main Street; £74 Milton Mains; £72 Pasture House Farm Swaledale £66 Low Lonning; £66 Springfield Farm; £59 Kilnstown Herdwick £57 Pasture House

Rams – Leading prices per head: Swaledale Berrichon £110 The Square

PRIME BULLS: A much larger show of 114 Prime bulls forward selling dearer on the week once again with new buyers in attendance.  Top overall was a very good Limousin from Messrs Cleasby, Linden House, Penrith achieving £1698.14 and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Priestley, Cracrop, Brampton to £1624.74 purchased by Messrs Helliwell, Rochdale.  Charolais to £1552.40 from Messrs McClanachan, Millhill Farm, Lockerbie and British Blues to £1550.30 from Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End, Penrith.  Top overall pence per kilo of 231.5p went to Messrs Moffat, Stone House, Gretna and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie.  British Blue crosses to 217.5 from Messrs Brough, Old Rectory, Carlisle, purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.  Dairy bred bulls very easily sold also to a top of £1161.88 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Irving, Bectonhall, Canonbie purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick and £1125.5 for another from Messrs Gott, Prospect House, Cockermouth. Top price per kilo of 193.50p was attained by Messrs Moscrop & Waugh, Alby Field, Carlisle with their Fleckvieh purchased by Wrights of Boston.  Messrs Mattocks, Aulby sold their Friesian to 182.5p and was purchased by Bowland Foods.  Similar numbers required on a weekly basis.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1698 £1536 Linden House, £1624 Cracrop, £1561 Clifton Moor, £1492 Townfoot Farm, £1489 Dumbreton Farm, £1483 Stone House, £1454 Sarkshields, Charolais £1552 £1483 £1373 (x2) £1354 Millhill Farm, £1516 £1354 South Bowerhouses, British Blue £1550 Skelton Wood End, £1446 Old Rectory Farm, £1385 The Laurels, £1343 Osborne Farm, £1315 Bectonhall, Aberdeen Angus £1383 £1350 Hyslop, £1271, £1260 £1215 Peel Flatt Farm, Simmental £1349 Crews £1318 Millhill Farm, Maine Anjou £1292 £1263 Kirktleton HouseHolstein Friesian £1161 Bectonhall, £1151 £1144 Prospect House, £1116 £1113 Randalinton Farm, £1086 Wreay Hall, £1065 Mirkbooths, £956 £954 Burtholme Farm, £864 Hedley East Farm, Fleckvieh £1106 Albyfield, Belted Galloway £1038 Kiln Close Farm, Friesian £1021 South Lambhill £1007 £993 £980 £959 £907 Aulby Farm, £988 £984 Albyfield.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 231.5p Stone House, 223.5p Sarkshields, 219.5p, 215.5p Linden House, 217.5p Old Rectory Farm, 213.5p, 207.5p Townfoot Farm, 213.5p Cracrop Farm, 208.5p Newbiggin Farm, British Blue 217.5p Old Rectory Farm, 209.5p Skelton Wood End 203.5p Osborne Farm, Aberdeen Angus 212.5p, 207.5p Gillrig, 191.5p, 187.5p, 186.5 Peel Flatt Farm, Charolais 209.5p, 203.5p, 200.5p (x2) Millhill Farm,  Maine Anjou 208.5p Kirktleton House, Simmental 194.5p, 190.5p Millhill, Fleckvieh 193.5p Albyfield, Friesian 182.5p, 174.5p, 169.5p, 167.5p, 166.5p Aulby Farm, 172.5p, 167.5p, 164.5p Albyfield, 165.5p South Lambhill, Hereford 181.5p Burghhead Farm, Belted Galloway 175.5p Kiln Close Farm, Holstein Friesian 166.5p Randalinton Farm, 166.5p Lambhill, 164.5p (x2) Prospect House 164.5p, 163.5p Mirkbooths, 163.5p (x2) 157.5p Hedley East Farm, 162.5p Bectonhall, 161.5p Kiln Close Farm, 160.5p Street Head, Holstein 165.5p, 157.5p, 155.5p Musgrave Hall, 156.5p, 153.5p Burtholme Farm.

PRIME CATTLE: A very small entry of 39 prime steers and heifers were forward, with a national shortage evident. Trade was fantastic throughout and seen prime steers from Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle receiving £1694.18, purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith sold another to £1647.81 and £1644.28. Top overall pence per kilo of 243.5ppk was paid to Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan with their exceptional Limousin cross steer purchased by Owain Llyr, Ruthin.

Heifers were seen to top at £1679.13 from Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith and was purchased by Pioneer Foods. Messrs Story, Newbiggin to £1592.68 and Messrs Mitchell, Mirkbooths, Carlisle to £1578.96. Top pence per kilo came from a run of 6 top quality cattle from Messrs Story, Newbiggin achieving 239.5ppk.

Many more cattle are required weekly, to fulfil demand.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steer: Limousin
£1694, £1519, £1442, £1429 Newbiggin Farm, £1647, £1644 Halfway Well, £1629, £1562 Bothel Parks, £1497 Upper Brydekirk, British Friesian £1270, £1100 King Hill, Holstein Friesian £1044, £1022 Eggerness Farm.

Heifer: Limousin £1679, £1574 Halfway Well, £1592, £1565 Newbiggin Farm, £1578 Mirkbooths, £1548, £1325 Stubsgill Farm, British Blue £1408 Hosket Hill Farm, £1210 Riggshields, Charolais £1040 Airds of Balcary.

Leading Prices per Kilo:

Steers: Limousin 243.5p Upper Brydekirk, 239.5p, 230.5p (x3) Newbiggin Farm, 229.5p, 227.5p Bothel Parks, 229.5p, 222.5p Halfway Well, British Friesian 182.5p, 182.5p King Hill, Holstein Friesian 168.5p Eggerness Farm.

Heifers: Limousin 239.5p, 237.5p Newbiggin Farm, 237.5p, 230.5p Halfway Well, 235.5p, 231.5p Stubsgill Farm, 229.5p Airds of Balcary, 229.5p Mirkbooths, Charolais 211.5p Airds of Balcary.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A large show of 325 cast cows and stock bulls were forward with well fleshed cows being in great demand. Messrs Dobson & Son, East View Farm sold the top priced Limousin cow for 916kg, 167.5p or £1534 to Steven Bowes. Messrs Weatherson, Edge Green sold the top priced British Blue cross cow for 703kg, 212.5ppk or £1493 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Airey, The Close, run of outstanding cows topped at 766kg, 192.5ppk or £1474 and 681kg, 211.5ppk or £1440 for Limosuin crosses both purchased by Owain Llyr. Messrs Moffatt, Stone House sold a British Blue cross cow for 693kg, 209.5ppk or £1451 again to Owain Llyr. Messrs Gwynne, Castlewigg Farm sold the top priced Simmental cow for 850kg, 158.5ppk or £1347 to Bill Howard. Messrs Jardine, Newbigging sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow for 807kg, 163.5ppk or £1319 to Bill Howard.

A plainer show of cast dairy cows were on offer with all classes remaining a good trade. Messrs Dickinson & Son, Kirkbarrow Hall sold the top priced Holstein cross for 674kg, 169.5ppk or £1142 to Les Fell. Messrs Rogerson & Son, Ward Park sold the top priced Fleckvieh cow for 777kg, 144.5ppk or £1122 to Mr Robert Wales. Messrs Martin, Tempest Tower sold a Holstein cross cows for 861kg, 127.5ppk or £1097 to Mr Fell. Messrs Beaty, Langhorn Farm sold a British Friesian cow for 723kg, 146.5ppk or £1059 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Henderson & Son, Park House Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 838kg, 125.5ppk or £1051 to Les Fell. Messrs Slack, Cockley Bank sold a Holstein cross heifer for 684kg, 153.5ppk or £1049 to James Gracey. Messrs Vevers, High Plains sold a Holstein cross cow for 778kg, 133.5ppk or £1038 to Les Fell. Messrs Moscrop Rye Close sold a British Friesian cow for 749kg, 137.5ppk or £1029 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Hunter & Son, Berrier Head sold a Holstein cross cow for 825kg, 123.5ppk or £1018 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Martin Baird, Red Hall sold a Holstein cross cow for 728kg, 137.5ppk or £1001 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Thompson, Low Rigg sold a Holstein cross heifer for 156.5ppk, Messrs Haston, Dearham Hall sold a Holstein cross heifer for 155.5ppk. Bowe Dairy Farming sold a Holstein cross heifer for 154.5ppk. Mr Andrew Ewing, Dumbretton Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 146.5ppk. Messrs Pattinson & Son, Walby Hall sold a Holstein cross heifer for 146.5ppk.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Limousin £1534 East View Farm, £1474, £1440, £1222 The Close, £1279, £1245 Dumbretton Farm, £1255, £1112 Coxhill Farm, £1231 New Sandsfield, £1208 Townfoot, £1204 Sideway Bank, £1197 Randalholme, £1170 East View Farm, £1126 Beacon Rigg Farm, £1123 Mirkbooths, £1123 Chapel House, British Blue £1493 Edges Green, £1451 Stone House, £1183 Mirkbooths, £1171 Halls Oven, £1024 Redesmouth Farm, Simmental £1347, £1188, £1070 Castlewig Farm, £1193 Chapel House, Aberdeen Angus £1319 Newbigging, £1292 Brownchesters, £1246 Culquhasen Farm, £1239 Coxhill Farm, £1227 Cockleybank, £1178 Redsmouth Farm, £1155 Waughslee, Charolais £1213 Slealands, £1035 Old Silloth Farm,Holstein Friesian £1142 Kirkbarrow Hall, £1097 Tempest Tower, £1051, £993 Park House Farm, £1038 High Plains, £1018 Berrier Head, £1001 Red Hall, £971 Dearham Hall, £970 Low Rigg, £954 Dearham Hall, £951 Cockleybank, £948 Ladywells, £945 Tempest Tower, £945 Highhead Castle Farm, £932 Justicetown Farm, £905 Mirkbooths, Fleckvieh £1122 Wardpark, Beef Shorthorn £1106, £1103 Coxhill Farm, £1092 Brisco Hall, British Friesian £1059 Langhorn Farm, £1029 Rye Close, £977 The Flatt, £923 Kirkbarrow Hall, Holstein £1049 Cockley Bank, £981 Yew Tree Farm, Highland £550 Bank Head.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: British Blue 212.5p Edges Green, 152.5p Randalholme, Limousin 211.5p, 192.5p, 169.5p The Close, 183.5p, 179.5p Dumbretton Farm, 181.5p Chapel House, 178.5p Randalholme, 170.5p, 165.5p New Sandsfield, 169.5p Parkgate Hall, 167.5p East View Farm, 165.5p Sideway Bank, 161.5p Townfoot, 160.5p Burthwaite, 159.5p The Flatt, 158.5p Slealands, 158.5p Beacon Rigg Farm, Charolais 188.5p Slealands, 158.5p Old Silloth Farm, Holstein Friesian 170.5p (x2) Beconhall, 169.5p Kirkbarrow Hall, 156.5p Low Rigg, 155.5p Dearham Hall, 154.5p Chalk Lodge, 146.5p Walby Hall, 144.5p (x2) Greengatehouse Farm, 137.5p Red Hall, 137.5p, 136.5p Cockleybank, 134.5p Tempest Tower, 133.5p Highhead Castle Farm, 133.5p High Plains, 133.5p Park House, Aberdeen Angus 165.5p Culquhasen Farm, 163.5p Newbigging, 161.5p Cockley Bank, 155.5p Brownchesters, 151.5p Waughslee, 151.5p Redsmouth Farm, Simmental 159.5p Chapel House, 158.5p, 153.5p,149.5p Castlewigg Farm, Beef Shorthorn 159.5p Mark Farm, 149.5p Coxhill Farm, 142.5p Brisco Hall, Blonde 153.5p Sanger Hill, Holstein 153.5p Cockelybank, 151.5p (x4) Angus Well Farm, 146.5p Dumbretton Farm, Shorthorn 147.5p Parton Farm, 144.5p Rye Close, British Friesian 146.5p Langhorn Farm, 137.5p Rye Close, 133.5p Kirkbarrow Hall, 133.5p The Flatt, Parthanaise 143.5p Slealands, Fleckvieh 144.5p Wardpark, 138.5p Station Road, Brown Swiss 137.5p Row Brow Park, Highland 109.5p Bank Head.

CAST BULLS: A mixed show of 11 stock bulls were on offer, with Messrs Steel, The Laurels selling the top priced British Blue bull for 928kg, 166.5ppk or £1545 to Owain Llyr. Mr Ewing, Dumbretton Farm sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 910kg, 164.5ppk or £1496 also to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: British Blue £1545 The Laurels Farm, Limosuin £1496 Dumbretton Farm, £1214 Greenah Villa, Aberdeen Angus £1364 Seaton Hall, Holstein Friesian £1172 Wood Close Farm.

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: British Blue 166.5p The Laurels Farm, Limousin 164.5p Dumbretton Farm, Holstein Friesian 139.5p Cockley Bank.

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 24th 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