Borderway Primestock Sale

24th August 2020

On Monday 24th August, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock,

PRIME SHEEP:  The terrible weather conditions and the downward turn in trade nationwide hampered numbers.  Those who braved the conditions were met with a trade far exceeding anybody’s expectations.

A plainer show of lambs across the board still manage to post an overall average of 211ppk (£90.88 per head) and which far exceeds levels seen in other outlets. Top spot today was clinched by Messrs Wigham, Hargill House, Hexham who dominated the days highlights, their top this week being a single Dutch lamb which sold at £136 to Mr Robert Skelton. Other from this home selling away at £129 and £127 including the top pen of lambs per kilo at 283,3ppk. Messrs Wigham’s run of 41 Continental x lambs averaged £109.41 per head. Heavies sold to £124 for a pen of Texel lambs from Messrs Moscrop, Rye Close, Irthington with a run averaging £114.33. Beltex topped at £115 for a pen from Messrs Hall, New Houses, Hallington with the run averaging £107.11 and to 275.9ppk pence for a pen from Messrs Little, The Hollands, Penton. Suffolks to £99 and 220ppk for a great pen from Messrs Bird, High Wreary Farm, Carlisle. Messrs Ritson, Baggra Yeat sold Mules to £94 with M/s Fisher, Reaygarth topping per kilo at 197.9ppk, with overall Mule wethers averaged £86.18.

More required in the coming weeks with Carlisle leading the way once more for all types, weights and grades.

Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £136, £129, £127, £118 (x2); £109, £107, £105, £101, £100, £92 Hargill House; £100 (x2), £96, £95 (x2), £88 Unity Farm; Texel £124 Rye Close; £120, £110 Rottington Hall; £118, £107 Wavercroft; £118 Briary Bank; £117 Wolsty Farm; £110 Chapel Farm; £108(x2), £104, £103.5Hermitage; £108 Gap Farm; £106 Harley Croft; £106 Chapel Farm; £105 (x2) Round Meadows Farm; £105 Roe Farm; £103.5 (x2) Kiln Hill, Millennium Bleu £116, £109, £108, £93 Stanley House; £88 (x2) Ashknowe, Beltex £115, £110.5, £105, £103.5 New Houses Farm; £113, £103, £101 Thirlwall Castle; £111(x2), £109, £107 Hollands; £109, £105.50 Wavercroft; £106 Gallowberry; £106 Well Head Farm; £106, £103 Springfield Farm; £102.5 Thethwaite; £102, £101.50 Cracrop, Bleu du Maine £110 Rottington Hall; £108 New Houses Farm; £90 Ashknowe; £85 Harper Hill, Suffolk £99 High Wreay Farm; £91 Roe Farm; £90.50 (x2) White House; £90 Merryshield; £90, £85, £84 (x2) Howgillside; £89 Springfield Farm; £87 Midtown; £86.80 Clapper Farm; £86.50, £82.50 Riggfoot Farm; £78 Ashknowe; £73 Hillhead; £70 Crosthwaite, Greyfaced £94 Baggra Yeat; £93 Reaygarth £87(x2) Hargill House; £86.5 Green Close; £86.5 Gallowberry; £83 Highside Farm, Dorset £87 Stone Hall; £70 Applegarth Charollais £85 Craigs Lea, Blackfaced £84, £80 Whiteside, NC Cheviot £81, £70 Walldub; £77, £64, £63 Effgill, Zwartbles £80, £64 Crayston.

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Dutch Texel 283.3p, 274.5p, 271.3p, 265.9p, 264.6p, 262.5p, 259.3p, 257.8p, 241p, 234.9p, 224.4p Hargill House; 241p, 232.6p, 218.4p, 217.3p, 208.8p, 200p Unity Farm, Beltex 275.9p, 267.5p, 252.3p, 251.8p Hollands; 260p, 247.3, 246.4p New Houses Farm; 257.9p, 256.3p, 247.4p Thethwaite; 253.5p Wavercroft; 252.4p Gallowberry; 251.2p, 246.5p Springfield Farm; 247.5p, 241.6p Castlehill; 241.7p Well Head Farm; 239.5p, 238.5p Thirlwall Castle Farm;  238.8p Cracrop Farm, Texel 245.2p, 232.6p, 224.4p Harley Croft; 242.4p, 240p, 237.9p, 231.1p, 223.9p, 222.7p, 222.6p Hermitage; 230.8p, 225p, 224.5p Rottington Hall; 226.9p Wavercroft; 224.5p, 223.2p Chapel Farm; 222.6p, 222.6p Kiln Hill; 222.2p Cracrop; 222.2p Thirlwall Castle Farm Bleu du Maine 237.4p New Houses Farm; 220p Rottington Hall; 219.5p Ashknowe; 193.2p Harper Hill Farm; 205.7p New Sandsfield Millennium Bleu 232.3p Stanley House; 228.6, 217.3p Ashknowe; 221.4p, 218.9p, 218p Stanley House Suffolk 220p High Wreay Farm; 211.6 Roe Farm; 210p, 197.6p, 180.9p, 173.1p Howgillside; 205.7(x2) White House; 205.3p Ashknowe; 194.1, 192.2p Riggfoot Farm; 193.5p Merryshield; 190.8p Clappers Farm; 187.2p Hillhead; 187.1p Midtown; 181.6p Springfield Farm; 179.5p Crosthwaite Greyfaced 197.9p Reaygarth; 195.5p, 191p Hargill House; 194.4p Crosthwaite; 194.4p Gallowberry; 192.2p Baggra Yeat; 190.8p Highside Farm; 185.9 Cold Shields; 185.5p Riggfoot Farm Dorset 197.7p Stone Hall; 168.7 Applegarth NC Cheviot 192.5p, 182.9p, 177.5p Effgill; 175p, 168.8p Walldub Charollais 186.8p Craigs Lea Blackface 179.8p, 155.6p Whiteside Farm Zwartbles 179.8p, 164.1 Sheepfield.

CAST SHEEP: Trade was very similar on the week with an entry of 248 cast ewes.  Topping todays sale at £118.50 was a Cracking Beltex ram from Messrs Dixon & Chapelhow, Westfield House Farm, Wigton.  Swales topped at £67.50 for a pen of eight from Messrs Wigham, Cold Shields.

Rams – Beltex £118.50 Westfield House Farm, £90 Ashfield, Texel £110.50 Westfield House Farm, £83.50 Briary Bank

Ewes:  Texel £104.50 Harper Hill Farm, £100.50 £98.50 Wavercroft, £95.50 Little Gap Farm, £94.50 High Town, £94.50 The Croft, £94.50 The Beeches £91.50 Sycamore House, £90.50 Gap Farm, Blue Faced Leicester £103.50 High Town, Beltex £96.50 £91.50 Ashfield, Suffolk £91.50 Macey Bank Farm, £86.50 The Beeches, Grey Faced £87.50 Harper Hill Farm, £75.50 High Old Shield £73.50 The Beeches £72 West Hot Bank, Bleu Du Maine £85.50 Ashknow, Swaledale £67.50 Cold Sheilds, £60 £48.50 Roachburn Farm, £47.50 Ottercops, Black Faced £66 West Hot Bank, NC Cheviot £58.50 £45.50 Lowfield House, Goat £48.50 £45.50 Southwaite Green Mill.

PRIME BULLS: A large entry once again of 93 Prime bulls with trade marginally easier on the week for better quality bulls especially.  Top overall was an exceptional Limousin from avid supporters of the mart Messrs Rome, Niven Hill, Gretna who received £1629.88 and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith another good customer sold another to £1606.45 and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.  Maine Anjou bulls sold to £1587.19 from Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House, Lockerbie and was purchased by Owain Llyr, Ruthin.  Simmental crosses for the same home achieved £1400.52.  Top overall pence per kilo was a Limousin from Messrs Horn, Lower Griseburn, Appleby attaining 229.50p and was purchased by Bowland Foods.  Dairy bred bulls sold to £1311.07 for a Friesian from Messrs Graham, Hillhead, Canonbie and was purchased by Jewitt Meats.  Top pence per kilo of 181.5p was attained by Messrs Mitchinson, Beckstone, Carlisle for a Fleckvieh and Friesians to 170.5p from Messrs Preston, Wedholme House, Wigton again purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1629 £1396 Niven Hill, £1606 £1441 Townfoot £1591 £1397 Stubsgill Farm, £1571 Upper Brydekirk £1471 Lower Griseburn, £1400 Reddings, Maine Anjou £1587 Kirtleton House, Simmental £1400 £1196  Kirtleton House, £1165 New Steadings Farm, Friesian £1311 £1258 Hillhead, £1063 Wedholme House, Hereford £1262 Mirkbooths, £1090 Cumdivock House, Montbelairde £1204 £1199 Beeches, Aberdeen Angus £1148 £1030 Peel Flatt Farm, £1001 Humbleheugh Farm, £1001 Long Park, British Blue £1147 £1145 Beckstones Farm, £1121 Justicetown Farm £1102 South View Farm, Fleckvieh £1087 £1051 Beckstones, Galloway £1087 £1047 Shancastle Farm, Holstein Friesian £1051 £1030 £1006 £982 Randalinton Farm, £1043 £987 Old Town Farm, £1010 £996  Blackrigg, Saler £1027 Mosshill Farm, Swedish Red & White £936 Laws Hall.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 229.5 214.5 Lower Griseburn 222.5 216.5 Townfoot 215.5 213.5 209.5 Reddings, 214.5 Upper Brydekirk, 212.5 208.5 Niven Hill, Simmental 195.5 188.5 Kirtleton House, 185.5 Cardew House, British Blue 188.5 South View Farm, 184.5 183.5 Justicetown Farm, 182.5 Beckstones Farm, Hereford 183.5 Mirkbooths 163.5 Cumdivock House, Fleckvieh 181.5 178.5 Beckstones Farm, 169.5 Laws Hall, Aberdeen Angus 177.5 164.5 Peel Flatt Farm, 170.5 Justicetown Farm, 165.5 Humbleheugh Farm, Friesian 170.5 Wedholme House, 164.5 Hillhead, Galloway 169.5 167.5 Shancastle, Montbelairde 165.5 Beeches, Holstein Friesian 163.5 157.5 Blackrigg, 157.5 156.5 155.5 Randalinton Farm, 155.5 Old Town Farm, Swedish Red & White 158.5 Laws Hall, Holstein Friesian 158.5 Grassknop Farm.

PRIME CATTLE: Again, numbers well short of requirements but a fantastic trade achieved throughout the sale of 34 Prime steers and heifers which saw in excess of 11 cattle sell to over £1650 to a top of £1751.  Top overall was an outstanding Limousin x heifer from Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth peaking at £1751 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Messrs Hall, Ainstable Hall, Carlisle sold a British Blue cross to £1705.17.  Top overall pence per kilo at 238.5p went to Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton with his exceptional Limousin crosses purchased again by Pioneer Foods.  Steers from Messrs Lawson also peaked at £1740.81 and £1735.65.  Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith again with Limousin crosses topped his run at £1701.09.  Top pence per kilo was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont who received 232.5p.  More are still required weekly, please advise entries to Auctioneer Grant Anderson 07872 129274

Leading Prices per Head:
Heifer: Limousin
£1751 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1664 £1608 Loughrigg Farm, £1655 £1424, £1306 Hundith House, £1364 Steeley Farm, £1330 Ainstable Hall, British Blue £1705 Ainstable Hall

Steer: Limousin £1740 £1735 Hundith House, £1701 £1655 £1613 Halfway Well, £1694 £1650 Loughrigg Farm, £1659 Shatton Lodge Farm,

Leading Prices per Kilo:

Steers: Limousin 232,5 230.5 Loughrigg Farm, 230.5 228.5 222.5 220.5 Halfway Well 227.5 223.5 Steeley Farm, 225.5 Hundith House, 224.5 Shatton Lodge Farm, Friesian 172.5 Gelt Hall Farm.

Heifers: Limousin 231.5 230.5 Loughrigg Farm, 230.5 Steeley, 227.5 219.5 Hundith House, 227.5 Shatton Lodge Farm, 219.5 Ainstable Hall, British Blue 236.5 Ainstable Hall

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A large show of 350 cast cows were forward with the trade being sharper than expected.

Mr Brian Hall, Ainstable Hall’s run of Limousin cows topped at 848kg, 169.5ppk or £1437 and to 800kg, 165.5ppk or £1324 both purchased by Owain Llyr. Mr Andrew Cooper, Hallmoor sold a Limousin cross cow for 888kg, 155.5ppk or £1380 to Mr Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Lowry, New Steading Farm run of Simmental cows topped at 1017kg, 133.5ppk or £1367 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Todd & Son, Longhurst sold a young Limosuin cross cow for 743kg, 179.5ppk or £1333 to Mr James Gracey. Messrs Dixon & Sons, Haresceugh Castle sold the top price British Blue cross cow for 859kg, 152.5ppk to £1309 to Mr Phillip Bowes. Mr Ian Bell, Hallbankgate Farm sold the top priced Charolais cow for 757kg, 172.5ppk or £1305 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Fox, St Johns Kirk run of cows topped at 869kg, 149.5ppk or £1299 for a Luing, purchased by Dovecote Park. Messrs Graham Cumdivock Farm sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus for 835kg, 154.5ppk or £1290 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Oliver & Sons, Walton Woodhead sold a British Blue cross heifer for 208.5ppk to Owain Llyr. Messrs Little, The Guards, sold two Limosuin cows for 198.5ppk and 182.5ppk both selling to Owain Llyr. Messrs Sanderson, Upper Senwick sold a Limosuin cross cow for 191.5ppk. Messrs Cowx & Son, Hudscale sold a Limousin cross heifer for 187.5ppk. Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields Farm sold a Limosuin cow for 184.5ppk. Messrs Lowry, New Steading Farm sold two young Simmental cross cows for 182.5ppk and to 175.5ppk.

A plainer show of black and white cows were on offer with Messrs Irving, Bectonhall selling two Holstein cross heifers for 719kg, 166.5ppk or £1197 and to 741kg, 153.5ppk or £1137 purchased by Les Fell and David Holmes. Messrs Armstrong, Randalinton run of Holstein cross cows topped at 857kg, 126.5ppk or £1084 to Dovecote Park. Ballybracken Farms sold the top priced Montbeliarde cross cow for 771kg, 134.5ppk or £1037 to Bill Howard. Messrs Burne, High Barn sold a Holstein cross heifer for 651kg, 158.5ppk or £1031 to David Holmes. Arbrack Farming run of Holstein cross cows topped at 871kg, 117.5ppk or £1023 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Wilson & Sons, Marsh House sold a Holstein cross cow for 789kg, 129.5ppk to £1021 to Phillip Bowes. Messrs Creighton & Son, Limekiln Farm sold a Holstein cross cow for 766kg, 132.5ppk or £1014 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Vevers, High Plains sold a Holstein cross cow for 744kg, 135.5ppk or £1008 to Dovecote Park.

Leading Young Cows and Heifer Prices
Holstein cross 166.5ppk, 153.5ppk Bectonhall, 163.5ppk, 159.5ppk, 158.5ppk High Barn, 156.5ppk Park Farm (Reay), 156.5p Lane End Farm, 152.5ppk Laws Hall.

British Friesian 166.5ppk Croft House (Reed), 153.5ppk Bowness Hall.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Limousin £1437, £1324, £1239, £1188, £1066 Ainstable Hall, £1380 Hallmoor, £1333 Longhurst, £1280 Sarkshields Farm, £1228, £1145 Hudscales, £1193, £1169 The Guards, £1192 Cumdivock Farm, £1172 Cawfields, £1145 Gelt Hall Farm, £1138 Belmont Farm, £1080 Upper Senwick, £1079 Culquhasen Farm, £1058 St Johns Kirk, £1056 Newbigging, Simmental £1357, £1181, £1113, £1084, £1077, £1054 New Steadings Farm, £1049 Meikleholm Farm, £1011 Oakwoodhill, British Blue £1309 Haresceugh Castle, £1263 Walton Woodhead, £1142 Cumdivock Farm, £126 Old Silloth Farm, Charolais £1305, £1149 Hallbankgate Farm, £1098 Mosshill Farm, Luing £1299, £1200 St Johns Kirk, Aberdeen Angus £1290 Cumdivock Farm, £1219, £1002 Newbigging, £1141 Meikleholm Farm, £1030 Waughslee, Holstein Friesian £1197, £1137 Bectonhall, £1084 Randalinton Farm, £1031, £989, £987 High Barn, £1023 Arbrack, £1014 Limekilns Farm, £1008 High Plains, £998 Lane End Farm, £984 Blue Dial Farm, £969 Greenwrae, £956 Marsh House, £953 Laws Hall, £945 Woodhouse, £930 Arkleby House Farm, £903 Milton Farm, Blonde £1137, £1097 Oulton Hall, £1051 Oakwoodhill, Beef Shorthorn £1128 Greenview, Fleckvieh £1111 Netherhirst, Limousin £1107 Greenview, Montbeliarde £1037 East Nethershields, Beef Shorthorn £1036 Newbigging, Holstein £1021 Marsh House, British Friesian £953 Bowness Hall, £907 Croft House.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: British Blue 208.5p Walton Woodhead, 152.5p Hareseugh Castle, 151.5p Doddick Farm, Limousin 198.5p, 182.5p The Guards, 191.5p, 174.5p Upper Senwick, 187.5p, 168.5p Hudscales, 184.5p Sarkshields, 179.5p Longhurst, 171.5p Greenview, 169.5p, 167.5p, 166.5p, 165.5p, 162.5p, Ainsable Hall, 167.5p Meikleholm Farm, 166.5p Allerbeck Farm, 158.5p Cawfields, 157.5p Beamwham, 157.5p Belmont Farm, 156.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 155.5p Faulds, 155.5p Hallmoor, Simmental 182.5p, 175.5p, 159.5p New Steadings Farm, 155.5p Ellen Bank, 155.5p Meikleholm Farm, Charolais 172.5p Hallbankgate Farm, Holstein Friesian 166.5p, 153.5p Bectonhall, 163.5p, 159.5p, 158.5p High Barn, 156.5p Lane End Farm, 156.5p Park Farm, 152.5p Laws Hall, 141.5p, 126.5p Woodhouse, 135.5p High Plains, 133.5p Arkleby House Farm, 132.5p Limekilns Farm, 128.5p East Nethershields, 126.5p Randalinton Farm, 126.5p Willows Farm, 126.5p Marsh House, 124.5p Greenwrae, 124.5p Greyrigg, 124.5p Chalk Lodge, British Friesian 166.5p, 123.5p Croft House, 153.5p Bowness Hall, 122.5p Haythwaite Lane Farm, 121.5p Town End Farm, Luing 156.5p, 149.5p St Johns Kirk, Aberdeen Angus 154.5p Cumdivock Farm, 147.5p Meikleholme Farm, 142.5p Newbigging, Brown Swiss 150.5p, Blonde 147.5p, 146.5p Oulton Hall, Holstein 145.5p (x3) Angus Well Farm, 129.5p Marsh House, Beef Shorthorn 160.5p Greenview, 143.5p Newbigging, Shorthorn 141.5p Longlea, Stabiliser 138.5p The Swaites, Lincoln Red 134.5p Longrigg, Montbelairde 134.5p, 132.5p East Nethershields, 124.5p Dykesfield Farm, 123.5p Greenwrae, Fleckvieh 129.5p, Ayrshire 126.5p Cumdivock House, Belted Galloway 117.5p Longlea, Gelbvieh 115.5p Doddick Farm.

CAST BULLS: A smaller show of 6 stock bulls were on offer, with Messrs Hewson, Burgh Head Farm sold the top priced Simmental bull for 1171kg, 125.5ppk or £1469 to Mr Kirkpatrick.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Simmental £1469 Burgh Head Farm, Limousin £1278 Greenwrae, Beef Shorthorn £1178 Great Whittingtown, Holstein £1130 Musgrave Hall.

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: Limousin 144.5p Greenwrae, Simmental 125.5p Burgh Head Farm.

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE –31st 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