Borderway Primestock Sale

14th September 2020

On Monday 14th September, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.

PRIME SHEEP:  Another smashing number 3124 head were forward this week at the weekly sale of prime and cast sheep with fresh faces to Borderway coming week on week and even better still reaping the rewards and returning for more!  A sale average of 214p (SQL 216,5p) is comparable to any outlet in the country levelling at £94.08 per head.

17 vendors saw their sheep average over 250ppk. Top of the day came for heavy Texel lambs from M/s Todd, Longhurst, Brampton who sold at £130 to Glenn Lomax with the run from M/s Longhurst averaging at £110.51. Top per kilo 290p for an exceptional Dutch Texel from M/s Storey, Woodhead, Haltwhistle selling to A Wright & Son, Boston. Suffolks to £106 from M/s McGregor, Dirrops, Lockerbie. A flying trade for Greyface lambs saw them level at 200p or £92.64 to £103 from M/s Smith-Jackson, Hightown, Haltwhistle

Leading prices per head: Texel £130, £120 Longhurst; £125, £116, £114(x2) Little Bavington; £123 High Wreay Farm; £120 Keepershield Farm; £120, £114 Thethwaite; £118, £115, £110 Bengall Farm; £117 Croft Road; £113 Killiecrankie; £113 Hargill House; £113 Briary Bank; £112 Greensyke;£111 Coupland Beck Farm; £110 The Hill Beltex £120, £118, £116, £114, £113, £112, £110, £106 The Wreay; £114 Hollands; £112.5, £108 New Houses Farm; £112, £107, £104 High Plasket Land Farm; £107 Walton Woodhead; £106, £105 Hightown; £106 (x2)Wall End Farm; £105 Winerhope Farm Dutch Texel £118, £113, £110 Ellerslea; £117, £114, £113, £111(x3), £110, £108 Hargill House; £116, £111, £106.5 Woodhead Farm; £114(x2), £113, £109 Hill House: £108 Upper Tinwald Farm; £108 Thirlwall Castle Bleu du Maine £109 New Houses Farm; £100 Hollands Suffolk £106 Dirrops; £102 High Wreay Farm; £97.5 Eastfield; £94.5 Roe Farm; £94 Stonewalls; £94 Stone House; £93 White House; £92(x2) Sleetbeck Farm; £91 Wiza Farm; £90 Merryshield Greyface £103, £94.50 Hightown; £94.5 Croft Road; £93.5, £92 Kilnstown; £93 Coupland Beck Farm; £92.5, £90 Spout Bank; £92.5 Farnbury; £90 Whiteside Farm Herdwick £103 Ribton House; £90 Thethwaite Farm Valais Blacknose £101 The Wreay Millenium Bleu £100, £96, £95.5, £92 Stanley House Charollais £95, £93 Springfield Farm; £90, £86 Greensyke; £85 Gelt Hall Farm Blackface ££92 Stobbs Farm Cheviots £91 Aimshaugh Berrichon £90.50 Gelt Hall;

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Dutch Texel 290p, 274.1p, 254.2p, 253.7p, 247.7p Woodhead Farm; 285p, 272.3p, 271.4p, 265, 259.5  Hill House; 269p, 267.5p, 265.1p, 264.3p 262.8p, 256.1p, 255.8p Hargill House; 265p; 256.5p Ellerslea; 245.5p Upper Tinwald Farm; 245.2p Thirlwall Castle Beltex 285p, 243.2p Hollands 279p, 261.7p, 253.2p Wall End Farm; 274.4, 248.3p New Houses Farm; 273.2, 261p, 244.7 High Plasket Lands Farm; 256.1p Winterhope Farm; 250p Hightown; 248.8p Walton Woodhead; 247.4p The Wreay; 242.5p The Throp Texel 259.1p Thethwaite; 247.5p, 232.6p, 229.6p Lanerton; 246p High Wreay; 242.9p, 231.7p Green Farm; 235.7p, 232.3p Bavington Farm; 234, 229.5p, 226.9p, 226.7pBengall Farm; 233.3p, 228.6p Wavercroft; 230.6p Hargill House; 228.9p Rottington Hall; 227.2p Far Brownrigg; 227p Green Farm; 225.7p Brackenhow Milleniium Bleu 244.9p, 219p, 215.7p Stanley House Bleu du Maine 244.9p New Houses Farm; 222.2p Hollands Suffolk 212.5p High Wreay Farm; 211.4p White House; 208.9p Stonewalls; 207.8p, 200p Dirrops; 207.7p Roe Farm; 204.4p, 200p Sleetbeck Farm; 203.1p Eastfield; 202.2p Merryshield; 200p Wydon Farm; 200p Wiza Farm Cheviot 211.6p Aimshaugh Charollais 211.4p, 202.1p Springfield Farm; 202.4p Greensyke Berrichon 210.5p Gelt Hall Farm Blackface 209.1p Stobbs Farm Greyface 207p Hollands; 203.3, 202.2p Kilnstown; 202p Hightown; 201.1p, 200p Spout Bank; 201.1p Farnbury; 201.1 Croft Road; 201.1 Hightown; Herdwick 204.5p Thethwaite Farm; 202p Ribton House

CAST SHEEP: 271 Cast ewes and rams were sold with strong ewes up to £113.50 for 2 cracking Texel ewes from M/s Bird, Ghyll House.  Topping today overall at £126.50 was a Suffolk rams from M/s Higginson, Northrigg Hill.  Horned sheep topped at £76 for a pen of 8 from M/s Dixon, The Stobbs

Ewes: Texel £113 (x2), £99.5 Ghyll House Farm £110, £103.5 Springfield Farm; £104.5, £97.5, £90 Greensyke; £103.5,  £102.5 Wavercroft; £95.5 The Croft; £90 Reddings Beltex £107.5 Ghyll House Farm Suffolk £87.5 High Wreay Farm; £75.5 Main Street Greyface £80 Croftlands; £73.5 The Garth Lleyn £79.5 Gelt Hall Farm Blackface £76 Stobbs Farm Cheviot £68.5  Redding; £64.5  Cleuchfoot Herdwick £62 Croftlands Swaledale £50 Croft Road; £47.5 Wydoncleughside; £47.5 Border Rigg; £43.5 High Town

Rams: Suffolk £126.5 Northrigg Hill Texel £107.5 Whiteside Farm; £97.5 Westfield House

PRIME BULLS: A nice entry of 81 prime bulls forward with a good trade achieved throughout the sale. Top overall was a superb Limousin from Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith achieving £1745 and was purchased by Michael & Morgan Helliwell, Rochdale. The same vendor sold another to £1716 and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Blondes sold to £1636 from Messrs Mitchell, Grassknop, Penrith and again purchased by Bowland Foods. Charolais peaked at £1555 from Messrs Wright, Carwood, Biggar and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie. Top overall pence per kilo of 226.5p was achieved three times all by Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill, Workington with two being purchased by Geoff Nutter and one by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. Parthenais crosses sold to 220.5p from Messrs Bradley, Marina, Maryport and purchased by the Helliwell duo. Dairy bred bulls were very easily sold and saw a day’s top of £1170 for regular vendors Messrs Armstrong, Randalinton, Carlisle. Messrs Irving, Bectonhall, Canonbie sold another to £1166. Top pence per kilo of 186.5p was paid to Messrs Carruthers, Glenzierfoot, Canonbie for a Fleckvieh and Friesians to 175.5pph for Messrs Mattocks, Aulby, Penrith purchased by Wrights of Boston.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1745, £1716, £1656 Townfoot, £1576, £1556, £1420 Stubsgill Farm, £1405, £1319 Old Rectory Farm Blonde £1636 Grassknop Farm, £1476 Glenzierfoot Farm Charolais £1555, £1387, £1329 Carwood, £1261 The Laythes Parthenais £1475, £1380 Marina House Beef Shorthorn £1363, £1259 Gallow Hill Farm Simmental £1336, £1235(x2) Kirtleton House Aberdeen Angus £1301 New Greentowers Farm, £1221 Randalinton Farm, £1135 Muirhouse, £1033 High Field Staberlizer £1269, £1224, £1194, £1143 The Swaites Hereford £1191 Randalinton Farm Holstein Friesian £1170, £1119, £1090, £1048 Randalinton Farm, £1166, £1061 Bectonhall, £1154 East Park Farm, £1042, £983 Old Town Farm, £966 Grassknop Farm Fleckvieh £1157 Cleughbrae Farm, £1107, £1060 Glenzierfoot Farm British Blue £1126 High House Friesian £1093, £962 Aulby Farm Montbeliarde £999 Seymour House Jersey £955 East Park Farm

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 226.5p(x3) Stubsgill Farm, 225.5p, 223.5p(x2) Townfoot, 217.5p, 210.5p Old Rectory Farm, 209.5p Cleughbrae Farm Parthenais 220.5p, 219.5p Marina House Blonde 212.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, 201.5p Grassknop Farm Staberlizer 206.5p, 185.5p(x2) The Swaites Charolais 203.5p The Laythes, 190.5p Carwood Farm British Blue 191.5p High House Simmental 187.5p(x2) Kirtleton House Aberdeen Angus 187.5p, 185.5p, 174.5p, 173.5p Muirhouse, 181.5p Randalinton Farm, 179.5p New Greentowers Farm Fleckvieh 186.5p, 183.5p Glenzierfoot Farm, 179.5p Cleughbrae Farm Friesian 175.5p, 173.5p, 171.5p Aulby Farm Montbelairde 173.5p, 172.5p, 139.5p Seymour House Holstein Friesian 169.5p, 158.5p Grassknop Farm, 163.5p, 162.5p Randalinton Farm, 160.5p East Park Farm Hereford 165.5p Randalinton Farm Jersey 149.5p East Park Farm

PRIME CATTLE: Numbers well short of requirements with only 20 forward, those who has cattle ready were well rewarded with traded peaking at £1778 for a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Gate, Hollins Farm, Cockermouth and another from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton to £1659. British Blues from Messrs Bowe also sold to £1758 and a Charolais cross from the same home were at £1615 all purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo steer was the British Blue cross from Messrs Bowe. 229.5p was achieved three times twice by Bothel Parks and once by Messrs Lockhart, Fauldingcleuch. Lockerbie and purchased by Wrights of Boston. Heifers peaked at £1513 from Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith purchased by Pioneer Foods and the same vendor sold top overall pence per kilo of 240p to King Street Butchers. Many more required on the weekly basis, please advise entries to auctioneer Grant Anderson.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steer: Limousin
£1778 Hollins Farm, £1659 Bothel Parks, £1587, £1542 Hoddamtown, £1436 Fauldingcleuch British Blue £1758 Bothel Parks Charolais £1615 Bothel Parks

Heifer: Limousin £1513, £1417 Halfway Well Simmental £1208 Porterstown Farm British Blue £1175 Kirtlebank Farm

Leading Prices per Kilo:

Steers:  British Blue 230.5p Bothel Parks Charolais 229.5p Bothel Parks Limousin 229.5p, 224.5p Fauldingcleuch, 229.5p Bothel Parks, 226.5p, 224.5p Hoddamtown, 214.5p Hollins Farm

Heifers: Limousin 239.5p, 216.5p Halfway Well British Blue 199.5p Kirtlebank Farm Hereford 190.5p Park House

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A great show of 297 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer on Monday with trade being slightly less throughout. An outstanding Parthenais cow topped the day at 1024kg at 219.5p totalling £2247 from Messrs Duerden, Killarwick Grange, Dalton In Furness bought by Owain Llyr. Messrs Hutchinson, Bail Hill sold the top priced Limousin x cow for 805kg at 158.5p totalling £1275 bought on behalf of Messrs Worsley. Messrs Mair, Meikleholm Farm sold a Limousin cow for 710kg at 169.5p totalling £1203 bought by Bill Howard. Messrs Jardine, Newbiggin sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow for 815kg at 145.5p totalling £1185 to James Gracey. Messrs Thompson, Townfoot sold young Limousin cows and heifers for 207.5p to Rob Metcalf.

A plain show of dairy cast cows were on offer with all classes being less on the week. Messrs Hunter & Son, Berrier Head sold a Holstein x cow for 940kg at 127.5p totalling £1198 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Wilson, Evening Hill’s run of Holstein x cows topped at 788kg at 147.5p totalling £1162 to David Holmes and 944kg at 115.5p totalling £1090 to Michael Helliwell.

Messrs Cannon, Espland Hill sold a Holstein x cow for 876kg at 127.5p totalling £1116 and 729kg at 144.5p totalling £1053 to Dovecote Park and David Holmes. Messrs Bulman & Son, Bank House sold the top priced Friesian cow for 861kg at 127.5p totalling £1097. Messrs Wilson, Marsh House sold a Holstein x cow for 841kg at 129.5p totalling £1089 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Bargh, Wood Close Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 712kg at 143.5p totalling £1021 to James Gracey. Messrs Shepherd, Crownstone Farm sold a Friesian cow for 786kg at 129.5p totalling £1017 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Clark, Whins Farm sold a Friesian cow for 778kg at 129.5p totalling £1007 also to Dovecote Park. Young Holstein x cows and heifers sold for 157.5p from Whitehouse Farm (Kellett), 152.5p Park House (Baxter), 150.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 147.5p Evening Hill Farm, 144.5p Espland Hill, 143.5p Wood Close Farm, 141.5p Berrier Head.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Head: Parthenais £2247 Killarwick Grange Limousin £1275, £1163 Bail Hill, £1203, £1122, £1098, £1082 Meikleholm Farm, £1185, £1113, £1013 Stockbridgehill, £1172, £1104 Greengate Well Farm, £1151, £1097 Townfoot, £1146 Lesson Hall Farm, £1132 King Hill, £1104 Dumbretton, £1061 Halmyre Farm Holstein Friesian £1198 Berrier Head, £1162, £1090, £942 Evening Hill Farm, £1116, £1053 Espland Hill, £1021 Wood Close Farm, £964 Howrigg Farm, £953 Upper Barr, £940 Plumbland Farm, £935 Randalinton Farm, £926 The Glebe Aberdeen Angus £1185 Newbigging, £1053 Barnglies, £1037 Greenburn, £1005 Campingholm Friesian £1097 Bank House, £1017 Crownstone Farm, £1007 Whins Farm Simmental £1095 Newbie Mains, £1052 Castlewigg Farm Holstein £1089 Marsh House, £981 White House Farm, £967 Gill Farm Charolais £1046 Burnside, £1036 Cooper House Farm British Blue £1042 Roe Farm, £1001 Cawfields Ayrshire £960 Lamonby Hall

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: Parthenais 219.5p Killarwick Grange Limousin 207.5p, 163.5p(x2), 156.5p Townfoot, 178.5p, 154.5p Greengate Well Farm, 169.5p Meikleholm Farm, 167.5p King Hill, 163.5p Lesson Hall Farm, 158.5p Bail Hill, 154.5p Dumbretton Charolais 185.5p Cooper House Farm Holstein 157.5p White House Farm, 137.5p Thornington Farm, 136.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 129.5p Marsh House Simmental 153.5p Meikleholm Farm, 151.5p Castlewigg Farm Holstein Friesian 152.5p Park House, 150.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 147.5p Evening Hill, 144.5p, 127.5p Espland Hill, 143.5p Wood Close Farm, 141.5p, 127.5p Berrier Head, 137.5p Randalinton Farm Aberdeen Angus 147.5p Barglies, 145.5p Newbigging, 144.5p Campingholm British Blue 143.5p Broomhills Friesian 129.5p Whins Farm, 129.5p Crownstone Farm, 127.5p(x2), 125.5p Bank House, 127.5p Syke House Ayrshire 125.5p Lamonby Hall Montbelairde 119.5p Low Plains

CAST BULLS: A large show of 14 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Airey, Brownchester selling an outstanding British Blue bull for 1046kg at 153.5p totalling £1605 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Gwynne, Castlewigg Farm sold the top price Simmental stock bull for 1198kg at 118.5p totalling £1419 to Messrs Kirkpatrick. Messrs Wilson, Marsh House sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1059kg at 123.5p totalling £1307 to Messrs Kirkpatrick.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: British Blue £1605 Brownchesters Simmental £1419 Castlewigg Farm Limousin £1307 Marsh House Charolais £1161 Greenburn Holstein £1131 White House Farm

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: British Blue 153.5p Brownchesters, 140.5p Todholes Limousin 125.5p Kirtleside, 123.5p Wavercroft, 123.5p Marsh House


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