Borderway Primestock Sale

7th September 2020

On Monday 7th September, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.


The weekly sale of prime and cast sheep saw a smaller show than expected however 2289 lambs and 283 ewes came forward and were met with a trade nothing short of astronomical, 26 outlets battled it out today providing plenty competition for all weights and grades.

An incredible 167 lots of sheep were over £100, of those 30 passed £120, in the pence per kilo stakes 65 lots passed 250p, all this with buyers saying we had a worse show on the week.

A sale average of 225p was posted for all weights and grades which equates to £97.45 per head that shows a rise of 60p per kilo on the year.

Topping the days trading at £139 was a single Dutch Texel x lamb from Messrs Musgrave, Sowerby Wood, which sold to A Wright & Son, Boston.  Peter & Denis sold 12 lambs to average £117.33 a head.  Top per kilo was a cracking Dutch lamb from Messrs Storey, Woodhead, Haltwhistle which sold at 305p to Mr R Skelton, Dearham; Messrs Storey averaged 273.97p per kilo for 25 lambs (£114.08 per head).

Top average of the day went to Messrs Moscrop, Ryeclose who sold 20 to level at £121 a further 8 vendors posted averages in excess of £110 a head

Beltex lambs sold to £135 for M/s Hall, New Houses, Hexham and to 297.4p from M/s Little, The Hollands. Texels topped at £138 from M/s Moscrop, Ryeclose who had others at £135 and to 286.4p for a beautiful pen from new recruit M/s W Miller, High Aketon, Wigton. Suffolks sold to £130 for heavies from M/s Longlands, Tone Hall, Hexham and to 231.6p from M/s Bird, High Wreay, Carlisle. Mule wethers averaged £91.30 to a top of £97 and 214.8p for a pen from M/s W&B Nichol, Lawston Farm, Newcastleton

Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £139, £135, £126, £114 Sowerby Wood; £122, £120, £117(x2), £111, £110 Woodhead; £116, £114  (x2), £113, £111, £110 Thirlwall Castle; £115 Ashknowe; £114 High Old Shield; £112 Unity; £110 Thorneylands Texel £138, £135, £131(x2), £119 Rye Close; £133, £129(x2), £121, £120 Briary Bank; £132 Bridge End; £131, £124 High Park Foot; £126, £123 High Aketon; £126 Harley Croft; £125 Mossband House; £124 Warkshaugh; £121 Ellerslea; £120 Midtown Beltex £135, £121, £120, £118, £112, £111 New Houses; £116, £115, £111, £107, £106 Hollands; £115 (x3), £112, £110.5, £110, £105, £104, £103 Walton Woodhead Suffolk £130, £121, £112, £106, £100 Tone Hall; £110 Wreay Farm; £104 Merryshield, £100 Gill Farm; £97 White House; £97 Midtown; £94 New Sandsfield; £92 Maulscastle; £92 Denton Mains; £91(x2) Riggfoot Zwartbles £98 Bogra Greyfaced £97, £94.5 Lawston; £96 Kilnknowe, £95, £94.5 Spout Bank; £94.5, £92.5 High Park Foot; £91.5 High Town; £90 Whiteside Rouge £94 Ashknowe Jacob £93 Bogra Blackface £85 Whiteside Herdwick £85, £84, £83 (x2) Clea Hall; £83 Ashknowe Charollais £81 Outer Woodhead.

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Dutch Texel 305p, 292.5p, 285.4p, 266.7p, 261.9p Woodhead; 280.5p Ashknowe; 278p, 275p, 274.7p, 267.5p, 256.8p Thirlwall Castle; 275.5p, 267.3p, 254.5p Sowerby Wood; 269.6p, 251.9p Agars Hill; 268.3p Thorneylands; 266.7p, 251.2p Unity; 254.7p Boig Beltex 297.4p, 285.3p, 273.8p, 258.5p, 252.3p Hollands; 287.5p, 280.5p, 275p, 273.8p, 266.7p, 263.1p, 247.6p, 247.1p, 242.4p Walton Woodhead; 275p, 266.7p, 266.7p, 245.5p, 241.3p New Houses; 248.8p The Throp Texel 286.4p, 273.3p, 271.3p, 270.6p High Aketon; 281.6p, 281.3p, 264.6p(x2), 259.1p Rye Close; 279.1p, 265.9p Midtown; 270.1p, 263.5p, 258.3pHigh Park Foot; 266.7p, 264.3p Greenfield; 265.8p Greyside; 263p, 261.4p Ellerslea; 261.5p Wavercroft Rouge 241p Ashknowe Suffolk 231.6p High Wreay; 230.5p, 226.3p, 224.7p, 218.6p, 216.7p Tone Hall; 220.5p White House; 215p, 210.6p Outer Woodhead; 214.1p, 206.8p Riggfoot; 214p Maulscastle; 213.2p Midtown; 207.4p Low Meadow; 205.9p Merryshield; 204.3p New Sandsfield; 200p Denton Mains Zwartbles 221.6p Greyside; 213p Bogra Greyfaced 214.8p Lawston; 209.5p Hollands; 205.6p High Park Foot; 205.4p Spout Bank; 204.3p Kilnknowe; 201.1p High Town Herdwick 212.7p, 212.5p, 210.1(x2) Clea Hall; 207.9p Mossband House; 207.5p Ashknowe Charollais 210.4p Outer Woodhead Blackface 202.4p Whiteside Jacob 200p Bogra.

CAST SHEEP: On Monday 7th September Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of 283 cast sheep.  Trade showed a great increase in demand with ewes being exceptionally well bid for.  Topping the sale at £126.50 was a Texel ram from Messrs Smith, Roachburn, ewes topped at £119.50 for 2 Texel ewes from Messrs Hall, New Houses.

Mule ewes sold well to a top of £86.50 for 2 from Messrs Neve, Riggfoot and horned ewes selling very well to a top of £80.50 for a Blackface from Messrs Grieve, Whiteside and Swaledales to £66.50 for a pen of 15 from Messrs Smith, Roachburn.

Ewes: Texel £119.50, £113.50, £109.50 New Houses, £113.50 Warkshaugh, £100.50 Low Meadow, £100.50, £92.50 The Throp, £100, £96.50 Whiteside, £97.50 (x2) Outer Woodhead, £94.50 (x2) Wavercroft, £94.50 Low House, £93.50 Warkshaugh, £92.50 Craigburn Beltex £100 New Houses Suffolk £96.50 Maulscastle, £85.50, £81.50 Gill Farm Blueface Leicester £95.50, £88.50 (x2) Warkshaugh, £79.50 Batey Shield Greyfaced £86.50 Riggfoot, £78.50 Langrigg Hall, £77.50 Batey Shield, £72.50 White House, £70.50 Whiteside Bleu Du Maine £83.50 Sycamore House Blackfaced £80.50 Whiteside Cheviot £70 Warkshaugh Swaledale £66.50, £46.50 Roachburn, £60.50 Riggfoot, £59.50 The Throp, £57.50 Spout Bank, £54.50 Wydoncleughside, £46.50 Batey Shield Herdwick £52.50 Clea Hall.

Rams: Texel £126.50 Roachburn, £116.50 Dumblar Rigg, £107.50 Ashknowe Blueface Leicester £113.50 Wydoncleughside.

PRIME BULLS: A much larger show of 102 Prime bulls forward with a sharper trade achieved throughout the sale for all classes.  Heading up the sale was a superb Limousin cross from Messrs Lawson, Stubbsgill, Workington achieving £1694 and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.  Simmental crosses to £1491.93 from Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House, Lockerbie and was purchased by Messrs Gracey, Aberdeen.  Top price per kilo of 226.5p was achieved twice, firstly by Messrs Lawson, Stubbsgill and secondly by Messrs Hutton, Setmabanning both purchased by Bowland Foods.

Dairy bred bulls very easily sold and seen a day’s top of £1278.60 for a Friesian from Messrs Clark, Whins Farm, Lockerbie purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick and £1260 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Irving, Bectonhall, Canonbie purchased by Messrs Capper, Glasgow.  Top overall pence per kilo of 189.5p attained by Messrs Mattocks, Aulby, Penrith with a Friesian and was again purchased by Messrs Capper.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1694, £1652, £1584 Stubsgill Farm, £1659, £1620, £1442, £1410 Setmabanning, £1555 Hayclose, £1360 Old Rectory Simmental £1491, £1462, £1329 Kirtleton House Hereford £1361 Mirkbooths Staberlizer £1298, £1169, £1153 The Swaites Friesian £1278 Whins Farm, £1172, £1102 Steel Hall, £1155 Aulby, £1051 Albyfield, £1047 Wed Holme House Holstein Friesian £1260 Bectonhall, £1175, £1097 Gates Garth Hall, £1018, £925 Old Town, £953, £939 Barwinnock Aberdeen Angus £1230, £1210 Muirhouse Saler £1224 Beckstones Flechvieh £1198, £1089, £1014 Beckstones British Blue £1193, £1188 Beckstones, £1186 Bectonhall Norwegian Red £1059 Kirkbride House Holstein £994, £984, £938 Musgrave Hall

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 226.5p, 221.5p, 218.5p Stubsgill, 226.5p, 221.5p (x2), 220.5p Setmabanning, 223.5p Hayclose, 217.5p Little Orton Simmental 215.5p, 207.5p Kirtleton House Staberlizer 198.5p, 194.5p, 189.5p The Swaites Saler 196.5p Beckstones Aberdeen Angus 192.5p (x2), 188.5p Muirhouse Friesian 189.5p, 180.5p, 176.5p, 174.5p, 173.5p Aulby 186.5p, 185.5p, 183.5p Steel Hall, 177.5p Wed Holme House, 175.5p Albyfield British Blue 188.5p, 187.5p Beckstones Fleckvieh 187.5p, 183.5p Beckstones Hereford 183.5p Mirkbooths Norwegian Red 177.5p Kirkbride House Holstein 172.5p, 162.5p, 160.5p Musgrave Hall Holstein Friesian 165.5p, 156.5p Gates Garth Hall, 163.5p Bectonhall, 162.5p, 156.5p Barwinnock, 158.5p (x2) Mirkbooths, 157.5p Lodge Farm.

PRIME CATTLE: A similar entry of 39 Prime steers and heifers forward maintaining a fantastic trade throughout.  Top overall was a superb Limousin cross steer from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton who achieved £1830.15 and was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  British Blue crosses from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton achieving a top of £1677.65 and Charolais crosses from Messrs Wilson, Bowscale, Maryport to £1601.15 purchased by Messrs McGimpsey, Annan.  Messrs Bowe, Bothel sold top pence per kilo steer of 234.5p for a Limousin cross and Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont sold the top Blonde cross to 232.5p.  Heifers sold to £1699.88 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont.  Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton sold to £1641.51 and Messrs Dickinson, Kirkbarrow Hall, Penrith sold theirs to £1622.74.  Top pence per kilo was received by Messrs Little, Greenhill, Wigton selling a British Blue cross to 244.5p and purchased by Owain Llyr, Ruthin.  Please advise entries for next weeks sale.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steer: Limousin
£1830, £1617, £1613 Hundith House, £1679 Bothel Parks, £1590 Mirkbooths, £1542, £1513 Hoddamtown, £1450 Shatton Lodge British Blue £1677 Bothel Parks, £1549 Kirkbarrow Hall Charolais £1601 £1506 Bowscale Blonde £1550 Loughrigg Galloway £1186 Batey Shield.

Heifer: Limousin £1699 Loughrigg, £1641, £1432 Hundith House, £1622 Kirkbarrow Hall, £1462, £1438 Halfway Well, £1457 Shatton Lodge, £1407 Mirkbooths, £1393 Hollins Farm British Blue £1295 Greenhill.

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin 234.5p Bothel Parks, 224.5p, 223.5p Hoddamtown 220.5p 214.5p (x2) Hundith House, 218.5p Shatton Lodge, 213.5p Mirkbooths Blonde 232.5p Loughrigg British Blue 229.5p Bothel Parks, 226.5p Kirkbarrow Hall Charolais 207.5p Bowscale Galloway 200.5p Batey Shield

Heifers: British Blue 244.5p Greenhill Limousin 239.5p Greenhill, 235.5p Walton Woodhead, 233.5p Loughrigg, 233.5p, 231.5p Hundith House, 230.5p, 228.5p Halfway Well.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A large show of 325 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer to an increased ringside of buyers.

Messrs Campbell, Strawfrank sold a Limousin cow for 862kg, 172.5p, £1486 bought by Owain Llyr.  Messrs Mair, Meikleholm sold a Limousin cow for 796kg, 171.5p, £1365 also to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Williamson, Oulton Hall, sold the top priced Blonde cow for 728kg, 176.5p, £1284 to Owain Llyr.  Messrs Goldie, Newbie Mains sold the top priced Simmental cow for 906kg, 141.5p, £1281 to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Rome & Co, Niven Hill sold a Limousin cow for 769kg, 166.5p, £1280 to Messrs Roberts.  Dinwoodie Green Farms sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow for 827kg, 153.5p, £1269 to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Priestly, Cracrop sold a Limousin heifer for 583kg, 217.5p, £1268 to Steven Wilson.

A plain show of dairy cast cows were on offer with trade being good throughout.  Messrs Dart, Flothers sold Montbeliarde cross cows for 905kg, 143.5p, £1298 and 797kg, 138.5p, £1103 both bought by Dovecote Park.  Messrs Morley, Petteril Bank sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 872kg, 137.5p, £1199 to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Dickinson & Son, Kirkbarrow Hall sold a Holstein cross cow for 891kg, 127.5p, £1136 to Dovecote Park.  Messrs Slack, Cockley Bank sold a Holstein cross heifer for 756kg, 149.5p, £1130 to Les Fell.  Messrs Robinson, Burtholme run of Holstein cross cows topped at 895kg, 125.5p, £1123 to Dovecote Park.  Seymour Farms sold a Montbeliarde cross cow for 791kg, 140.5p, £1111 to Messrs Roberts.  Messrs Harrington, Mounsey Bank sold a pure Friesian heifer for 636kg, 173.5p, £1103 to Capper Farming and a Friesian heifer for 171.5p also to Capper Farming.

Young cows and heifers sold to Friesian 173.5p and 171.5p Mounsey Bank, Ayrshire 158.5p, 157.5p Marleycote Walls, Holstein cross 157.5p Southerfield Hall, 155.5p Bridge Bank, 149.5p Cockley Bank, 146.5p Burthwaite Croft, 145.5p Big Balcraig, Montbeliarde cross 143.5p Flothers, Friesian 143.5p Gelt Hall, Montbeliarde cross 140.5p Seymour House.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Limousin £1486, £1118 Strawfrank, £1365, £1031 Meikleholm, £1280 Niven Hill, £1268, £1235 Cracrop, £1125 Walton Woodhead, £1080 Burnside, £1069 Garrochtrie, £1046 Greenhill Montbeliarde £1298, £1103 Flothers, £1111 Seymour House, £1050 Greenwrae Blonde £1284, £1144 Oulton Hall Simmental £1281 Newbie Mains, £1249, £1072 Porterstown Aberdeen Angus £1269 Dinwoodie Green, £1045 Garrochtrie Holstein £1199 Petteril Bank, £1130 Cockley Bank, £1015 Burtholme, £979 Kirkbride House Holstein Friesian £1136 Kirkbarrow Hall, £1123, £1008 Burtholme, £1094, £958 Down Hall, £1063 Walby Hall, £1060 Bridge Bank, £1004, £912 Arbrack, £995, £954 Southerfield Hall, £989 Dundraw, £982 Askham Hall, £964 Baggrow, £927 Winter Tarn Charolais £1121 Bridge Mill, £1098 The Beeches Hereford £1121 Baggrow Friesian £1103, £960, £901 Mounsey Bank, £1026 Whins, £954 Burtholme Luing £1048 Gillenbie British Blue £1042 Ellen Bank, £1014 Clappers Swedish Red & White £1007 Baggrow.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: Limousin 217.5p, 205.5p Cracrop, 183.5p, 179.5p The Beeches, 172.5p, 156.5p Strawfrank, 171.5p, 168.5p Meikleholm, 168.5p Burnside, 166.5p Niven Hill, 156.5p The Ash, 155.5p Garrochtrie, 155.5p Quarry Farm, 155.5p Greenhill, 149.5p Walton Woodhead Charolais 194.5p The Beeches Simmental 192.5p, 166.5p Porterstown, 164.5p Ellen Bank Blonde 176.5p, 155.5p Oulton Hall Hereford 175.5p Baggrow Friesian 173.5p, 171.5p, 139.5p Mounsey Bank, 143.5p, 138.5p, 131.5p Gelt Hall, 132.5p The Howes, 132.5p High House, 131.5p Burtholme, 127.5p Low Plains, 127.5p Whins British Blue 171.5p, 149.5p Ellen Bank, 164.5p Nelson Hill Ayrshire 158.5p, 157.5p Marleycote Walls Holstein Friesian 157.5p, 127.5p Southerfield, 155.5p Bridge Bank, 146.5p Burthwaite Croft, 145.5p Big Balcraig, 139.5, 125.5p Burtholme, 138.5p Down Hall, 132.5p Flothers, 129.5p, 127.5p Baggrow, 129.5p, 125.5p Arbrack, 127.5p Kirkbarrow Hall, 127.5p Cairnhead, 127.5p Dundraw,126.5p Chalk Lodge, 125.5p Edenhall, 125.5p Winter Tarn Luing 157.5p Gillenbie Aberdeen Angus 153.5p Garrochtrie, 153.5p Dinwoodie Green Holstein 149.5p, 126.5p Cockley Bank, 137.5p Petteril Bank, 126.5p Broathill Montbeliarde 143.5p, 138.5p Flothers, 140.5p Seymour House, 134.5p Greenwrae, 125.5p The Beeches Fleckvieh 132.5p, 131.5p Netherhirst Swedish Red & White 131.5p Baggrow Belted Galloway 127.5p Mark Farm.

CAST BULLS: A large show of 14 stock bulls were on offer, Messrs Dobson, West End sold the top priced Charolais stock bull for 1053kg, 128.5p, £1353 to Owain Llyr.  Burnfoot Farms sold a Charolais stock bull for 1075kg, 125.5p, £1349 to Charles Kirkpatrick.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Charolais £1353 West End, £1349 Burnfoot Limousin £1174 Parcelstown, £1111 Stonewalls Simmental £1118 Warkshaugh.

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: Limousin 157.5p Dinwoodie Green Galloway 157.5p The Bloch Whitebred Shorthorn 138.5p, 137.5p The Bloch Charolais 128.5p West End, 125.5p Burnfoot.

PLEASE NOTE ALL STOCK MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN FOR NEXT MONDAYS SALE – 14th SEPTEMBER.  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