Borderway Primestock Sale

5th October 2020

On Monday 5th October Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS:  A large entry of 116 prime bulls forward saw a good trade throughout the sale.  Top overall was a superb Limousin which made Messrs Milroy, Cairnwhins Farms, Girvan’s journey south well worth while receiving £1723.94 and was purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.  Messrs Watson, Sanders Close, Brampton sold another to £1705.53 and was purchased by Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie who also bought the best of Messrs Wight, Whitrigghill, Melrose’s run of Limousin bulls peaking at £1620.09.  Blonde crosses sold to £1505.37 from Messrs Mitchell, Grassknop, Penrith purchased by Jewitt Meats and Charolais to £1501.99 from Messrs Goldie, South Bowerhouses, Dumfries purchased by Charles Kirkpatrick. Top overall pence per kilo of 224.5p was attained by Messrs Graham, Miller Hill, Brampton for a Limousin cross and was purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.  Messrs Wight, Whitrigghill to 223.5p (x2) purchased by the same company and Bowland Foods.  Dairy bred bulls peaked at £1276.50 for a Friesian from Messrs Graham, Hillhead, Canonbie and purchased by Jewitt Meats and top price per kilo of 177.5p for a Friesian from Messrs Reed, Croft House, Carlisle again purchased by Jewitt Meats.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1723 Cairnwhin Farm, £1705 Sanders Close, £1620 £1569 £1513Whitrighill Farm, £1546 Haltcliffe, £1515 £1472 Miller Hill, £1509 The Guards, £1478 Little Orton Farm, Blonde £1505 Grassknop Farm, Charolais £1501 £1381 £1376 £1367 South Bowerhouses, £1430 31427 Hallbankgate Farm, 31365 £1300 Millhill Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1360 Miller Hill, £1113 Willows Farm, £1016 Greensyke, Simmental £1362 £1303 £1293 Millhill Farm, £1258 £1239 Kirtleton House, British Blue £1344  Thornton Towers, £1290 High House, £1239 Bectonhall, £1197 Justicetown Farm, £1140 £1108 Beckstone Farm, Friesian £1276 £1055 Hillhead, £1009 Croft House, Saler £1205 Beckstones Farm, £1180 Miller Hill, Hereford £1123 £1001 Croft House, Belted Galloway £1109 £1054 Castle farm, Holstein £1072 £1056 £1022 High Whinnow Farm, £1041 £950 £943Old Town famr, £1003 High House, £967 Justicetown Farm, £922 £905 Grassknop, Whitebred Shorthorn £1055 Burgh Head Farm, Montbelairde £907 Seymour House.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 224.5p, 221.5p, 217.5p, 216.5p, 215.5p Miller Hill, 223.5p(x2), 216.5p, 213.5p Whitrighill Farm, 219.5p Little Swinburne Farm British Blue 209.5p High House, 189.5p Justicetown Farm, 185.5p Beckstones Farm Blonde 208.5p Grassknop Farm Charolais 198.5p, 185.5p, 184.5p Millhill Farm, 184.5p South Bowerhouses Salers 193.5p Miller Hill, 190.5p Beckstones Farm Aberdeen Angus 189.5p Miller Hill Simmental 183.5p Kirtleton House, 180.5p Millhill Farm Hereford 183.5p, 178.5p Croft House Friesian 177.5p Croft House, 172.5p Hillhead Belted Galloway 175.5p Castle Farm Holstein Friesian 172.5p High House, 167.5p, 164.5p, 160.5p High Whinnow Farm, 159.5p Grassknop Farm, 157.5p Justicetown Farm Holstein 163.5p Musgrave Hall


A slightly larger entry of 28 prime steers and heifers forward achieving an outstanding trade throughout for all classes sold.

Numbers are well short of requirements and vendors are urged to take full use of the current trade. Top overall was a show stopping Limousin cross steer from Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie receiving £1747.03 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  British Blues to £1657.98 from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill, Carlisle and Charolais to £1635.10 from Messrs Wilson, Bowscale, Maryport.  Top price per kilo and top overall price per kilo of 247.5 was attained by Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby and again purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.

Heifers proved a marvellous trade throughout also and were seen to peak at £1498.63 from Messrs Dent, Elm House once again and purchased again by Pioneer Foods.  Charolais crosses for Messrs Pearson, High Plasketlands, Maryport selling to £1439.40 and purchased by King Street Butchers, this same vendor also sold top price per kilo of 244.5p for a Limousin cross and was bought by R & JP Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton, Carlisle.  More could have been sold please advise entries to Auctioneer Grant Anderson.

Leading Prices per Head: Steers: Limousin £1747 £1465 Hoddamtown, £1661 £1604 Bothel Parks, £1566 Elm House, British Blues £1657 £1482 Hosket Hill Farm, Charolais £1635 Bowscale Farm,

Heifers: Limousin £1498 Elm House, £1399 £1355 £1347 High Plasket Lands Farm, Charolais £1439 High Plasket Lands Farm, British Blue £1416 Elm House

Leading Prices per Kilo: Steers: Limousin 247.5 Elm House, 234.5 227.5 Hoddamtown 229.5 228.5 Bothel Parks, 227.5 223.5 Fauldingcleuch, British Blue 226.5 Hosket Hill Farm, £219.5 Bowscale Farm, Charolais 207.5 Bowscale Farm.

Heifers: Limousin 244.5 234.5 229.5 High Plasket Lands Farm, 237.5 Elm House, Charolais 239.5 High Plasket Lands Farm, British Blue 234.5 Elm House, Aberdeen Angus 189.5 Newbigging.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A large show of 320 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer with a good ringside of buyers ensuring a great trade. Messrs Goldie, South Bowerhouses’ run of cows topped at 1006kg at 155.5p totalling £1564 for a Charolais cow bought by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Clark & Son, Cringleber’s run of cows topped at 998kg at 144.5p totalling £1442 for a Charolais and 838kg at 167.5p totalling £1403 for a Limousin both bought by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne sold a Limousin x cow for 681kg at 204.5p totalling £1392 bought be Owain Llyr. Messrs Wigham, Hargill House’s run of cows topped at 791kg at 174.5p totalling £1380 bought by Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Struthers, Greenbank Farm sold the top priced Blue x cow for 727kg at 188.5p totalling £1370 to Owain Llyr. Hoddom & Kinmount Farms sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow for 904kg at 139.5p totalling £1261 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Cowin, The Ash sold a Limousin x heifer for 206.5p to Jewitt Meats and a Blue x cow for 178.5p. Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm sold a pure Limousin heifer for 193.5p. Messrs Storey & Son, Woodhead Farm sold a Limousin cow for 183.5p. Messrs Martin, Shillafield sold a Simmental x heifer for 181.5p.

A plain show of dairy x cows was on offer with Castlesteads Farms selling a Holstein x heifer for 689kg at 159.5p totalling £1098 to Les Fell. Messrs Barrow & Sons, Helm Farm sold a Friesian heifer for 653kg at 164.5p totalling £1074 also to Les Fell. Messrs Andrew Graham, Kirkhouse sold the top priced Fleckvieh x cow for 812kg at 127.5p totalling £1035 to Steven Bowes. Hardgrove Farms sold a Holstein x cow for 878kg at 117.5p totalling £1031 and 800kg at 125.5p totalling £1006 bought by Dovecote Park and Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Cannon, Espland Hill sold a Holstein x for 697kg at 146.5p totalling £1021 to David Holmes.

Leading young cows and heifers prices, Holstein: x 164.5p Helm Farm, 159.5, 146.5p Castlesteads, 158.5p Parkhouse Farm, 146.5p Espland Hill, 141.5p Tempest Tower, Friesian: x 149.5p Wellhead Farm, 148.5p, 143.5p Baysleap Farm, Jersey: 147.5p Baysleap Farm

Leading Cast Cow Prices per head: Charolais £1564, £1376, £1308 South Bowerhouses, £1442, £1379, £1285 Cringleber, £1204 Bridge Mill, £1200 Cherrytree House, £1100 Crookdake Mill Limousin £1403 Cringleber, £1392 Little Swinburne Farm, £1380, £1172, £1167 Hargill House, £1301, £1219, £1198, £1193, £1151 Little Orton Farm, £1224 The Faulds, £1203 The Ash, £1200 Thornton Towers, £1170 Terrace Farm, £1167 Woodhead Farm, £1158 Cairnwhin Farm, £1157 West End Farm, £1146 Brackenbank, £1141, £1115 Meikleholm Farm British Blue £1370 Greenbank Farm, £1167 The Ash, £1094 Wall End Farm, £1067 Thirlwall Castle Farm Aberdeen Angus £1261, £1213, £1189, £1182, £1069 H&K Farms, £1064, £1013 Druidhall Simmental £1131 Brackenbank, £1122 Bankdale Farm , £1015 Stoneybrook Farm Lincoln Red £1122 H&K Farms Holstein £1098 Castlesteads, £943, £904 Musgrave Hall Holstein Friesian £1074 Helm Farm, £1031, £1006 Hardgrove, £1021 Espland Hill, £963 Meinbank Farm, £948 Hazel Head, £939 Park House Farm, £931 Bays Leap Farm House Fleckvieh £1035 Kirkhouse Dairy Galloway £995 Kilnstown Beef Shorthorn £990 Bays Leap Farm Montbelairde £925 Flothers Jersey £677, £551 Bays Leap Farm House

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: Limousin 206.5p The Ash, 204.5p Little Swinburne Farm, 193.5p, 168.5p, 153.5p Little Orton Farm, 183.5p Woodhead Farm, 178.5p, 174.5p, 159.5p, 155.5p Hargill House, 176.5p Terrace Farm, 175.5p The Faulds, 167.5p Cringleber, 162.5p Thornton Towers, 159.5p, 156.5p Wall End Farm, 158.5p Cairnwhin Farm, 158.5p West End Farm, 152.5p Grange Hall, 151.5p Meikleholm Farm  British Blue 188.5p Greenbank Farm, 178.5p The Ash, 171.5p Wall End Farm, 167.5p How Burn, 148.5p Thirwall Castle Farm Simmental 181.5p Shillafield Aberdeen Angus 177.5p, 171.5p, 154.5p Druidhall, 157.5p Well Head Farm Charolais 164.5p, 155.5p South Bowerhouses, 159.5p, 152.5p Cringleber Holstein Friesian 164.5p Helm Farm, 158.5p Park House Farm, 146.5p Espland Hill, 141.5p Tempest Tower, 137.5p Wood Farm, 133.5p Bays Leap Farm, 131.5p Park Farm, 129.5p Askham Hall Farm, 125.5p Hardgrove, 124.5p Meinbank Farm, 120.5p Crookdyke Holstein 159.5p, 146.5p Castlesteads, 129.5p The Harras Friesian 149.5p Well Head Farm, 148.5p, 143.5p Bays Leap Farm, 129.5p Boggle Hall, 128.5p Croft Farm Lincoln Red 143.5p H&K Farms Galloway 138.5p, 137.5p, 125.5p Kilnstown Jersey 147.5p, 103.5p Bays Leap Farm Shorthorn 133.5p Broomfield Farm Fleckvieh 127.5p(x2) Kirkhouse Dairy, 121.5p Limekilns Beef Shorthorn 123.5p Bays Leap Farm Montbeliarde 118.5p Flothers

CAST BULLS: A good show of 10 stock bulls were on offer. Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 993kg at 162.5p totalling £1613 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Ogden, Owlett Hall sold the top priced British Blue stock bull for 999kg at 154.5p totalling £1543 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £1613 Mirkbooths, £1335 Blackwell Farm, £1231 Terrace Farm British Blue £1543 Owlett Hall, £1210 High Bow Aberdeen Angus £1289 H&K Farms, £1203 Castletown

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: British Blue 184.5p High Bow, 154.5p Owlett Hall Limousin 162.5p Mirkbooths, 159.5p Arkleby House Farm, 144.5p Terrace Farm Aberdeen Angus 125.5p Castletown



The weekly sale of prime lambs had a smaller entry forward on the week with 2000 head forward.  Despite less top drawer sheep in the market an average of 201ppk was achieved for all weights and grades with buyers still crying out for more flesh. This saw a very 2 tiered trade, an overall average north of £2 a kilo in October…. Not bad is it!

Three vendors share the top spot this week all achieving £124 firstly for Beltex lambs from A & A Little, Hollands, Carlisle and AG Dempster, Castlehill, Lockerbie and also for a pen of 11 Texels from JM Carruthers & Son, Grassgarth, Welton who showed lambs in Carlisle for the first time in three years, another new face CD Timm, West Farm, Pickering followed closely behind at £121 and £120 with local supporters R & BS Laird selling at £1212 and WC Bell, Low Houses at £120.  M/s Little, Hollands also consigned the leading lambs per kilo at 317.9p for Beltex

Leading prices per head:

Beltex £124, £112, £106 Hollands £124, £112, £106 Castlehill; £118, £111, £110 , £108, £105.5 Walton Woodhead; £111.5, £108 New Houses Farm; £110 Reddings; £108, £107 The Throp Texel £124, £117, £111 Grassgarth; £120 West Farm; £113, £110(x2), £108, £107 Miller Hill; £111 Wavercroft; £109, £105, £104 Hayton Brow; £109 High House; £108 Midtown Farm; £108 West Cocklaw Dutch Texel £121 Unity Farm; £121, £117, £115 West Farm; £ 120, £114, £110 Low Houses, £115(x3), £113. £112, £109 Thirlwall Castle; £111 Flimby Hall, £109 Ashfield; £109 High Old Shield Farm Millenium Bleu £100 Hayclose; £97, £95(x3), £92 Stanley House Suffolk £91 Hayclose; £90 Stone House; £90 Dirrops; £90 Harley Croft; £88 Broomhills; £87 Roe Farm, £86 Hayton Brow Blackface £90 Stobbs Farm Greyface £89, £86 Coombe Crag; £88 Hollands; £86 Shankfield Head; £85(x2) Kilnstown; £84 , £80 Gapshields; £84 Spout Bank; £84 Round Meadows Farm; £82 Cold Shields; £80 The Throp Berrichon £86 Gelt Hall Farm Jacob £80 Bridge View

Leading Prices Pence per kilo:

Beltex 317.9p, 280p, 255.4p Hollands; 288.4p Castlehill; 281p, 267.5p, 258.8p, 251.2p, 245.3p Walton Woodhead; 266.7p, 264.2p, 241.5p The Throp; 265.5p New Houses Farm; 265.1p, 240p Reddings Texel 281.8p, 265.9p, 252.3p Grassgarth; 276.9p, 232.2p, 224.4 Midtown Farm; 240p Lanerton; 237.5p Whitehead Brow; 235.3p West Farm; 235p, 228.9 Wavercroft; 233.8p Sycamore House; 232.5p Whiteside Farm; 232.5 Seymour House; 227.9, 225.3p Swallowdene Dutch Texel 281.5p, 275.9p, 268.30 Low Houses; 273.2p, 264.4p, 257.1p, 256.8p, 250.6p Thirlwall Castle Farm; 272.5p High Old Shield Farm; 268.4p, 264.7p, 261.4p, 260p, 257.4p, 251.9p West Farm; 264.1p High Old Shield Farm Blackface 211.8p Stobbs Farm Millenium Bleu 208.3p Hayclose; 206.7p Stanley House Suffolk 197.8p Hayclose; 197.8p Broomhills Berrichon 191.1p Gelt Hall Farm Greyface 183.3p Hollands; 183p Shankfield Head; 182.8p(x2) Kilnstown; 182.6p Gapshields; 180.6p Spout Bank


300 cast tups and ewes were forward with well fleshed and meaty ewes continuing to sell well.  Topping todays sale at £120 was a Texel ram from M/s Harrington, Sleightholme Farm.  Horned ewes topped at £76.50 for a pen of 6 Blackface ewes from M/s Dixon, The Stobbs

Ewes Texel £104 Parkside Farm; £104 Lords Close; £94 Whitehead Brow; £94 Haltcliffe; £94 Brownrigg; £92 Sleightholme Farm; £91.5 Reddings; £90 Town Head Farm Beltex £98, £94 Castlehill Dutch Texel £95 Ashfield Suffolk £87.5 Town Head Farm; £82 New Sandsfield Bleu du Maine £80 Sleightholme Blackface £76.5 Stobbs Farm Greyface £75 Middlemoor; £73 Leigh Croft; £73 New Sandsfield; £68.5, £66.5The Throp; £66 Whitehead Brow; £66 Shaw Head Hill Cheviot £58 Castlehill Swaledale £46 Haltcliffe; £46 Meadow Flat; £45 Cold Shields; £39 Dumblar Rigg; £38.5 The Throp

Rams: Texel £120 Sleightholme Farm; £101.5 Meadow Flat

 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