Borderway Primestock Sale

28th September 2020

On Monday 28th September, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A larger entry of 475 cast cows bull and prime cattle, along with 2961 prime and cast sheep were forward.

PRIME BULLS: A much larger entry of 108 Prime bulls forward at the weekly sale whereby a fantastic trade was achieved throughout the sale for all shapes and sizes.  Top overall was a Limousin from Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe, Wigton achieving £1691.90 selling to Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton sold another to £1620.56 and was again bought by Bowland Foods.  Top pence per kilo of 235.5p was attained by Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith purchased by Bowland Foods, the same vendors sold another to 228.5p and was purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.  Charolais crosses form Messrs Jarman, Brow Top Farm, Workington sold to 210.5p.  Black and white bulls peaked at £1233.63 and £1231.56 for Friesians from Messrs Clark, Whins, Lockerbie purchased by Bowland Foods and Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor and top pence per kilo of 181.50p attained by Messrs Bland, The Flatt, Brampton again for a Friesian,  More could have been sold, please ensure bulls are penned by 10.30 am

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1691 Haltcliffe, £1620 Osborne Farm, £1583 £1464 £1429 Townfoot (Thompson), £1583 Haltcliffe, £1515 Townfoot (Goldie) £1502 £1479 £1463 Miller Hill, Blonde £1353 Beckstones, Aberdeen Angus £1327 South Farm, £1287 Miller Hill, £1188 Beckstones Farm, £1094 Newton Field, £1057 The Hannah, British Blue £1324 Bectonhall, £1212 £11160 Beckstones, Maine Anjou £1307 Kirkleton House, Simmental £1298 Kirkleton House, Charolais £1273 Brow Top Farm, £1121 Eastside Farm, Friesian £1233, £1231 Whins Farm, £1113, £1019, £1006 Albyfield, £1070 The Flatt, £969 Aulby Farm, Stabilizer £1231 £1176 £1104 The Swaites, Holstein £1114 Burtholme Farm, £940 Musgrave Hall, £918 Castlesteads, Holstein Friesian £1108 Bectonhall, £985 Grassknop Farm, £972 £933 Laws Hall, £959 Hedley East Farm, £917 Burtholme £900 Boreland of Colvend, Norwegian Red £964 Kirkbride House, Galloway £953 Romesbeoch.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 235.5 228.5 226.5 221.5 Townfoot (Thompson), 227.5 Townfoot (Goldie), 225.5 223.5 Haltcliffe, 224.5 Little Orton Farm, 224.5 222.5 Miller Hill, Charolais 210.5 Brow Top Farm, Maine Anjou 208.5 Kirtleton House, Blonde £208.5 Beckstones Farm, Aberdeen Angus 195.5 Beckstones Farm, £190.5 Miller Hill, British Blue 191.5 (x2) Beckstones, Stabilizer 189.5 188.5 184.5 182.5 The Swaites, Simmental 185.5 Kirtleton House, Friesian 181.5 The Flatt, 177.5 Whins Farm, 173.5 168.5 161.5 Alby Field, 170.5 169.5 161.5 Aulby Farm, Holstein Friesian 166.5 164.5 154.5 Hedley East Field, 164.5 Laws Hall, 164.5 Grassknop Farm, 163.5 Bectonhall 163.5 Justicetown Farm, 155.5 Boreland of Colvend Farm, Holstein 164.5 157.5 Castlesteads, 161.5 Burtholme Farm, 153.5 (x2) Musgrave Hall, Norwegian Red 163.5 Kirkbride House.

PRIME CATTLE: A small entry again of only 25 Prime steers and heifers forward with a flying trade throughout.  Many more are required on a weekly basis to fulfil buyers demands.  Top overall was a superb Limousin Cross steer from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie attaining £1669.63 purchased by Pioneer Foods.  British Blue crosses from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill, Carlisle sold to £1666.46.  Galloway steers sold to £1248.62 from Messrs Whitfield, Batey Shield, Haltwhistle.  Top price per kilo steer came from Hoddamtown achieving 237.50p.  Heifers very easy to sell once again and top overall was a quality Limousin cross from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby achieving £1534.39 and purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Another Limousin cross to £1446.39 from Messrs Blake, Halfwell, Penrith purchased by King Street Butchers.  Top overall pence per kilo of 245.5p was paid to Messrs Dent, Elm House for another quality Limousin cross heifer.  Please ensure Prime steers and heifers are penned by 10.45am.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steer: Limousin
1669 £1592 Hoddamtown, £1596 Elm House, British Blue £1666 Hosket Hill Farm, £1424 Little Broomhills Farm, Galloway £1248 £1175 Batey Shield.

Heifer: Limousin £1534 £1414 Elm House, £1446 £1349 Halfway Well, £1422 Brow Top Farm,

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Heifers: Limousin 245.5 240.5 Elm House, 243.5 237.5 Halfway Well, 241.5 235.5 Brow Top Farm,

Steers:  Limousin 237.5 225.5 Hoddamtown, 235.5 Elm House Galloway 209.5 191.5 Batey Shield, Galloway £1248 £1175 Batey Shield, MRI 173.5 Cowlyers Farm.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A larger entry of 333 cast cows and stock bulls were forward to a great ringside of keen buyers, which ensures a great trade.

Mr Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm run of 8 outstanding cows sold to average 794kg, 200ppk or £1588 and topped at 828kg, 216.5ppk or £1792 for a Charolais cross and to 835kg, 207.5ppk or £1732, and 838kg, 204.5ppk or £1713, and to 875kg, 193.5ppk or £1693 for British Blue crosses purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick and Owain Llyr.

Messrs Coates, Rainscar sold a British Blue cow for 851kg, 195.5ppk or £1663 to Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Hewson, Burgh Head Farm sold the top pence per kilo British Blue cow which sold for 711kg, 218.5ppk or £1553 purchased by Owain Llyr. Mr Bruce Goldie, Townfoot Farm run of cows topped at 880kg, 173.5ppk or £1526 for a Limousin cow purchased by Mr Kirkpatrick. Messrs Murray, The Throp run of Limousin cross cows topped at 768kg, 187.5ppk or £1440 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Harrison, Grange Hall sold a British Blue cross cow for 725kg, 192.5ppk or £1395 also purchased by Owain Llyr. Messrs Oliver, Cawfields run of cows topped at 217.5ppk for a Limousin cross heifer to Rob Medcalf. Messrs Johnstone & Sons, Low Flow also sold a Limousin cross heifer for 209.5ppk also to Rob Medcalf. Messrs Pearson, The Faulds sold a young Limousin cross cow for 199.5ppk purchased by Jewitts.

A large entry of black and white cows were on offer with trade being similar on the week. Messrs Beaty, Newton Field run of Holstein cross cows and heifers topped at 741kg, 159.5p, £1181 and to 653kg, 165.5ppk or £1080, and 642kg, 160.5ppk or £1030 purchased by Pickstocks and Les Fell. Messrs Hunter & Son, Berrier Head sold a Holstein cross heifer for 711kg, 165.5ppk or £1176 to Les Fell. Messrs Slack, Cockley Bank sold a Holstein cross for 680kg, 167.5ppk or £1139 again to Les Fell. Messrs Vevers, High Plains sold a Holstein cross cow for 840kg, 127.5ppk or £1071 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Walker & Son, Marlborough Hall sold a Holstein cross for 720kg, 146.5ppk or £1054 to Pickstocks. Bays Leap Dairy Farm run of cows topped at 780kg, 133.5ppk or £1041 for a Holstein cross to Dovecote Park. Messrs Byers & Son, Woodslee sold a Holstein cross heifer for 633kg, 162.5ppk or £1028 to David Holmes.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per head: Charolais £1792 Haas Side Farm, British Blue £1732, £1713, £1693, £1432 Haas Side Farm, £1663, £1018 Rainscar, £1553 Burgh Head Farm, £1395, £1208 Grange Hall, £1176, £1060 Cawfields, Limousin £1526, £1453, £1295, £1085 Townfoot Farm, £1504, £1454, £1387 Haas Side Farm, £1440 The Throp, £1291, £1157 Cawfields, £1276 The Faulds, £1236 Low Flow, £1234 Haltcliffe, £1226, £1116, £1072 Longhurst, £1140 The Throp, £1089 Rye Close, £1078 Bleatarn Farm, £1059 Grange Hall, Aberdeen Angus £1270 Low Farm, £1143, £1084, £1042, £1015 (x2), £1012 Druidhall, £1108 Townfoot Farm, Holstein Friesian £1181, £1080, £1030 Newton Field, £1176 Berrier Head, £1139, £953 Cockleybank, £1071 High Plains, £1054 Marlborough Hall Farm, £1041 Bays Leap Farm House, £1028 Woodslee, £997 Dundraw Farm, £971 Grassknop Farm, £971 Park House, £945 Espland Hill, £933 Kirkbarrow Hall, £923 Balcraig Farm, £921 Greigsland, £911 Justicetown Farm, £909 Greenah Cragg Farm, £901 Grassknop Farm, Simmental £1159 Townfoot Farm, £1061 Kirtleton House, £1017 Airdrie Farm, Hereford £1010 Fell End, British Friesian £981 Bays Leap Farm House, £937 Gelt Hall Farm, Dairy Shorthorn £929 Bays Leap Farm House, Montbelairde £896 Gamerigg Farm.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: British Blue 218.5p Burgh Head Farm, 207.5p, 204.5p, 196.5p, 193.5p Haas Side Farm, 195.5p, 142.5p Rainscar, 192.5p, 178.5p Grange Hall, 189.5p, 182.5p Cawfields, 162.5p West Trailtrow, Limousin 217.5p, 185.5p Cawfields, 209.5p, 155.5p Low Flow, 199.5p The Faulds, 198.5p, 195.5p, 184.5p Haas Side Farm, 187.5p, 151.5p The Throp, 177.5p Grange Hall, 173.5p, 168.5p, 152.2p Townfoot Farm, 160.5p Rye Close, 157.5p Haltcliffe, Charolais 216.5p Haas Side Farm, 153.5p Airds of Balcary, Simmental 169.5p Kirtleton House, 152.5p Townfoot Farm, Holstein Friesian 167.5p, 125.5p Cockleybank, 165.5p Berrier Head, 165.5p, 160.5p, 159.5p Newton Field, 162.5p Woodslee, 148.5p Big Balcraig Farm, 146.5p Justicetown Farm, 146.5p Marlborough Hall Farm, 137.5p Greenwrae, 135.5p Gamerigg Farm, 133.5p Grassknop Farm, 133.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 129.5p Kirkbarrow Hall, 127.5p High Plains, 127.5p Espland Hill, 127.5p Park House Farm, 123.5p Greigsland, 123.5p Prior Hall, Aberdeen Angus 166.5p Low Farm, 138.5p, 137.5p (x2), 136.5p, 135.5p Druidhall, 135.5p Townfoot Farm, Ayrshire 158.5p Horseclose Farm, Holstein 141.5p, 118.5p Low Wood, Hereford 129.5p Cadgillhead, 128.5p Bleatarn Farm, British Friesian 129.5p, 123.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 129.5p Townfoot Farm, 125.5p, 120.5p Big Balcraig Farm, 125.5p Bays Leap Farm House, 123.5p Middle Farm, Beef Shorthorn 127.5p Bays Leap Farm House, Dairy Shorthorn 127.5p, 119.5p Bays Leap Farm House, Montbelairde 121.5p, 119.5p Flothers, Fleckvieh 116.5p The Howes.

CAST BULLS: A good entry for 12 stock bulls were on offer, with Messrs Hunter, Stoneraise Place selling a Limousin stock bull for 997kg, 149.5ppk £1490 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Atkinson & Son, Green Farm sold a Limousin stock bull for 972kg, 148.5ppk or £1443 again to Owain Llyr. Messrs Eilbeck & Son, Plumbland Farm sold a Limosuin stock bull for 836kg, 150.5ppk or £1258 once again to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £1490 Stoneraise Place, £1443 Green Farm, Charolais £1350 Skelfhill Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1281 Blackcarts Farm.

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: Ayrshire 154.5p Horseclose Farm, Limousin 150.5p Plumbland Farm, 149.5p Stoneraise Place, 148.5p Green Farm, Aberdeen Angus 123.5p Dearham Hall, Charolais 119.5p Skelfhill Farm, Longhorn 112.5p Teasdale Cottage.


PRIME SHEEP: Prime sheep had a larger entry of 2961 forward with an overall average of 205.5ppk (SQQ 212.04) which was up a massive 46.26ppk on the same sale last year.

Top price of the day was a black Beltex lamb from Danny & James Lawson, Pasture House Farm, Bolton Low Houses, Wigton which topped the fantastic run of prime sheep at £136. Chasing closely behind was a Texel from Shankbridge End Farms, Heathersgill which realised a close second at £135.

A very mixed quality was forward throughout, well with fed lambs paying a very noticeable premium.

The top pence per kilo was paid for a pen of 3 Beltex lambs as part of a tremendous run from Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall, Dalston who peaked at 304.9ppk for 41kgs resulting in £125.  This home consigned 36 Beltex lambs to average £120.56 (267.8ppk)

Well fed Mule lambs and horned lambs were also very well sold with a pen of 10 Mule weathers from Messrs Smith-Jackson, Hightown, Melkridge, Haltwhistle selling to £98.50 and Blackfaced lambs from Messrs Carruthers, Peel a Hill, Bewcastle selling to £88.

Leading prices per head: Beltex £136 Pasture House Farm; £129, £128(x3), £127, £125, £124(x2), £123, £122(x2), £121 Cardew Hall; £127 Hill House; £127 Hollands; £123 Winterhope Farm; £121 Randalinton Farm; £119 Mid Farm; £119 Bank House; £118 Chapel Farm Texel £135 Shank Bridge End; £119 Pasture House Farm; £119 High Town; £118, £113,  Randalinton Farm; £118, £112, £104 Bavington Farm; £116 Sheala Hill; £114 Whiteside Farm; £114 Shank Bridge End; £112 Kirkbarrow Hall; £110, £107 Briary Bank;  £107 Fell End; £106, £105 Kirkbarrow Hall, £106 Pateshill; £105(x2) Thethwaite Farm Dutch Texel £125.5, £125, £124(x2), £120, £119, £118, 116.8, 116 Hargill House; £122, £117, £115, £110(x2) £104 Thirlwall Castle Farm; £118, £116, £104 Woodhead Farm; £104 Unity Farm Millennium Bleu £123, £120, £114  Daltonhook Suffolk £112, £108, £100, £99, £89 Tone Hall Farm; £98.5 Chapel Farm; £92 Baggrow Farm; £89 High Wreay Farm; £88 Berrier Head; £87 Albyfield, £87 Outer Woodhead; £87 Riggfoot Farm Greyface £98.50, £95, £90, £84 Hightown; £96.5, £92 Peela Hill; £96 Shatton Lodge Farm; £90 Tone Hall Farm; £88.5 Town End Farm; £86.5, £84 Midtodhills; £86 Birtley Shields; £86 Hollands Bluefaced Leicester £88.5 Spout Bank Blackface £88  Peela Hill Charollais £86 Milton Mains

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Beltex 305.9p, 297.7p, 293.2p, 292.9p, 290.5p, 285.1p, 281.3p, 276.1p, 272.3p Cardew Hall; 288.6p, 275.6p  Hollands; 284p, 283.3p, 273.8p Mid Farm; 282.2p, 277.6p Hill House; 276.2p, 271.6p Walton Woodhead; 273.4p Springfield Farm; 271.4p Randalinton Farm Dutch Texel 298.8p, 291.8p, 288.4p, 287.4p, 275.9p, 266.7p, 265.5p, 261.5p Hargill House; 294p, 280.5p, 278.6p, 250p(x2) Thirlwall Castle Farm; 287.8p, 282.9p, 250.6p Woodhead Farm; 241.9p Unity Farm Texel 270.5p High Town; 265.1 Whiteside Farm; 254.7 Shank Bridge Farm; 247.9p Pasture House Farm; 242p, 228.2p, 221.3p Bavington Farm; 236.4p Swallowdene; 236.1 Aimshaugh; 235.2p Briary Bank; 232.6p Fell End; 232p Sheala Hill; 228.9  Airds of Balcary; 228.9 Rottington Hall; 225.9 Fulton; 224.4p Berrier Head; 219.6, 219p Fell End; 218.8p Kirkbarrow Hall; 218 Wreay Farm Millennium Bleu 251p, 240p Daltonhook Suffolk 205.2p Chapel Farm; 202, 189.5p, 185.1 Tone Hall Farm; 197.8 Berrier Head; 187.4p High Wreay Farm; 185.2p Outer Woodhead; 185.1p Albyfield Greyface 195.7p, 191.1p Peela Hill; 193.9p 193.5p, 193.1p Hightown; 192p Shatton Lodge Farm; 189p(x2)Birtley Shields; 188p Midtodhills; 187p Hollands; 186.4p Highside Farm Blackface 193.4p Peela Hill.

CAST SHEEP: A large entry of 368 cast ewes and rams were forward with well fleshed sheep continuing to sell well topping todays sale at £138 for a cracking Beltex ram from Messrs Lawson, Pasture House.  Ewes topped at £108 twice firstly for a Beltex from the same good home and a texel from Messrs Musgrave & Sons, Cardew Hall.

Ewes: Beltex £108 £105 Pasture House, £90 Cardew Hall, Texel £108 Cardew Hall,  £100 Hargill House, £100 Pasture House, £97.50 Cherry Bank, £94.50 Corrie Field, £94.50 The Barns, £93.50 Harper Hill Farm, £93.50 £92.50 Airds of Balcary, £93.50 Shank Bridge End, £90 Corrie Field, Suffolk £97.50 Lanehead Farm, £94.50 Outer Woodhead, £93 Pasture House farm, £85 Airds of Balcary, Charollais £91.50 Outer Woodhead, £85.50 Airds of Balcary, Greyfaced £77.50 Guards Hill,  £76.60 Middlemoor, £76 Pasture House Farm, £74.50 Tedcastle Farm £74.50 £73.50 Reservoir Farm, £72.50 £70 Beech House, £72.50 Monkwray Farm, North Country Cheviot £62.50 £53.50 Cleuchfoot Farm, Swaledale £52.50 Spout Bank, £50.50 £46.50 Wydoncleughside Farm, £46.50 Batey Shield.

Rams: Beltex £138 Pasture House Farm, Texel £101.50 New Monkwray Farm, Charollais £78 Low Moorhouse Farm.

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