Borderway Primestock Sale

12th October 2020

On Monday 12th October Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A larger entry for 529 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward along with 2355 prime and cast sheep.

PRIME BULLS:  Another large show of 106 bulls forward with quality well down on the week seeing big numbers of Dairy bred types forward which in return lessened the trade.

Top overall came from local farmers Messrs Priestley, Cracrop Farm, Bampton with an exceptional Limousin selling to £1825.84 and was purchased by Owain Llyr, Ruthin.

Charolais sold to £1498.14 for Messrs Goldie, South Bowerhouses, Dumfries and purchased by Messrs Helliwell, Rochdale.

Simmentals topped at £1466.18 for Messrs Goldie, Newbie Mains, Annan purchased by Brookwood Abattoir, Halifax.

Top pence per kilo of 226.5p was attained by Messrs Hutton, Setmabanning, Keswick selling their Limousins to Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.

Dairy breds, as mentioned previously, were out in force and reached a top of £1153 for a Fleckvieh for Messrs Carruthers, Glenzierfoot, Canonbie purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor.  Friesian sold to £1098 for Messrs Graham, Hillhead, Canonbie purchased by Messrs Capper, Glasgow.  Top pence per kilo was for another Fleckvieh for Messrs Carruthers, Glenzierfoot to 183.5p and Friesians to 163.5p for Messrs Mattocks, Aulby, Penrith purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1825.84 Cracrop Farm, £1420. 16, £1393.18, £1310.24 Setmabanning Farm, £1397.75 Hillhead, £1364.35 Willows Farm, £1359.81 Townfoot Farm. Charolais £1498.14, £1454.53, £1428.39, £1381.22 South Bowerhouses, £1481.19 West Wharmley, £1208.85 Town Head. Simmental £1466.18, £1397.55 Newbie Mains, £1410.05 Romavale, £1281.39, £1202.13 Kirtleton House. Blonde £1217.30 Beckstones Farm. Fleckvieh £1153.40, £1137.70 Glenzierfoot Farm. British Blue £1081.71, £1018.26 Beckstones Farm, £1009.32 Castlesteads. Montbeliarde £1041.93, £985.95 Beckstones Farm. Friesian £1098.38 Hillhead, £968.38, £961.40 High House. Aberdeen Angus £1034.94 The Flatt, £1015.30 Justicetown Farm. Norwegian Red £984.56 Kirkbride House. Holstein £1015.88 Mirkbooths, £977.13, £931.39, £911.80, £904.19 Randalinton Farm, £956.26, £914.66,  Conheath Farm, £934.11, £908.36 South Lambhill, £904.48 Barwinnock Farm.

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 226.5p, 215.5p, 209.5p Setmabanning Farm, 215.5p Townfoot Farm, 198.5p Willows Farm. Blonde 190.5p Beckstones Farm. British Blue 185.5p Cote House Farm, 178.5p Beckstones Farm. Charolais 184.5p, 182.5p, 181.5p South Bowerhouses, 176.5p Town Head. Simmental 181.5p Newbie Mains, 180.5p, 176.5p Kirtleton House, 179.5p, 177.5p Mouswald Grange, 177.5p Beckstones Farm. Aberdeen Angus 177.5p Justicetown Farm, 170.5p The Flatt. Fleckvieh 183.5p, 180.5p, 172.5p, 161.5p Glenzierfoot Farm. Friesian 163.5p, 159.5p Aulby Farm, 160.5p High House, Montbeliarde 177.5p, 157.5p Beckstones Farm, 157.5p Mouswald Grange. Ayrshire 149.5p Plasketlands. Holstein 157.5p Mirkbooths, 149.5p Randalinton Farm, 149.5p Barwinnock Farm, 149.5p Castlesteads.

PRIME CATTLE: An increased show of 31 Prime steers and heifers forward seeing a fantastic trade throughout once again due to the national shortage of Prime beef.  Top overall was a Limousin Cross steer from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton selling to £1712.34 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Messrs Bell, Hoddamtown, Lockerbie sold another to £1653.23.  Top price per kilo of 239.5p was received by Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby purchased again by Pioneer Foods.  The same vendors also sold top overall heifer to 240.5p totalling £1548.82 for Limousin crosses.  Messrs Pearson, High Plasketlands, Maryport sold another to 237.5p purchased by King Street Butchers.  Many more are required on a weekly basis please advise entries to Auctioneer Grant Anderson.

Leading Prices per Head: Steers: Limousin £1712 £1627 Bothel Parks, £1653 Hoddamtown, British Blue £1587 Bothel Parks, £1571 Elm House, Charolais £1561 £1512 Bowscale Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1290 Gelt Hall Farm, Friesian £1125 Gelt Hall Farm, Luing £1121 Setmabanning Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £1548 £1480 Elm House, £1410 £1399 £1365 £1265 High Plasket Lands Farm,

Leading Prices per Kilo: Heifers: Limousin 240.5 236.5 Elm House, 237.5 236.5 235.5 232.5 High Plasket Lands Farm.

Steers: British Blue 239.5 Elm House 232.5 Bothel Park, Limousin 235.5 229.5 Hoddamtown, 235.5 Hosket Hill Farm, 229.5 226.5 Bothel Parks, Charolais 231.5 Hosket Hill Farm, 219.5 Bowscale Farm, Aberdeen Angus 203.5 Gelt Hall Farm, Luing 181.5 Setmabanning Farm, Friesian 158.5 Gelt Hall Farm, Whitebred Shorthorn 141.5 132.5 Chapel House Farm.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: the largest show of 403 cast cows and stock bulls were on offer, to the usual large ringside of buyers. With quality cows in great demand, however plainer beef cows were less money.

Mr Ben Haigh, Breckonhill Farm sold the top priced British Blue cow for 732kg, 236.5ppk or £1731 to Owain Llyr. Mr Tom Pearson, The Faulds sold a British Blue cow for 762kg, 207.5ppk or £1581 to Mr David Holmes. DA Harrison, Hill House Farm run of cows topped at 844kg, 177.5ppk or £1498 for a Limousin cross to Mr Kirkpatrick. Mr Little, Greenhill Farm run of cows topped at 773kg, 177.5ppk to £1372 to Mr Holmes. Messrs Hewitson, Fordclose sold a Limosuin crow cow for 891kg, 152.5ppk or £1358 to Mr Roberts. Messrs Cadzow & Co, Duncrahill Farm run of ¾ Limosuin cows topped at 737kg, 179.5ppk to £1322 and to 835kg, 157.5ppk or £1315, and to 669kg, 191.5ppk or £1281 to Owain Llyr and Jewitts. Other young ¾ Limousin cows from the same home sold for 188.5ppk, 185.5ppk, and 182.5ppk (x3). Mr Bruce Goldie, Townfoot run of cows topped at 692kg, 187.5ppk or £1297 to Jewitts.

All classes of Black and White cows sold to slightly less money on the week. Messrs Hunter & Son, Berrier Head sold a Holstein cross cow for 966kg, 123.5ppk or £1193 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Harrison & Sons, Down Hall sold a Holstein cross heifer for 749kg, 142.5ppk or £1067 to Alan Jarvis. Messrs Blamire, Parkhouse Farm sold a Holstein cross heifer for 648kg, 161.5ppk or £1046 to Mr Les Fell. Messrs Marrs & Sons, Croft Farm sold the top priced British Friesian cow for 843kg, 120.5ppk or £1015 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Fearon, Low Row Scales sold a Holstein cross cow for 818kg, 123.5ppk or £1010 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold a Holstein cross cow for 815kg, 123.5ppk or £1006 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Maxwell, North Doddington run of British Friesian cows topped at 157.5ppk or 149.5ppk purchased by Alan Jarvis and Les Fell. Messrs Grieson, Musgrave Hall sold a Holstein cross heifer for 153.5ppk to Capper Farming. Messrs Hunter & Son, Berrier Head sold a Holstein cross heifer for 146.5ppk to Les Fell.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per head: British Blue £1731 Breckonhill Farm, £1581 The Faulds, £1052 Parcelstown, £1008, £1005 Roe Farm, Limousin £1498, £1123 Wigton Hill House Farm, £1372 Greenhill Farm, £1358 Lords Close, £1322, £1315, £1281, £1187, £1154, £1139, £1119, £1073, £1060, £1040, £1031 Duncrahill Farm House, £1297 Townfoot Farm, £1257 Cracrop Farm, £1160 Greenhill Farm, £1126, £1058 Cumdivock Farm, £1086 Gelt Hall Farm, Holstein Friesian £1193 Berrier Head, £1067 Down Hall, £1010 Low Row Scales, £1006 Mirkbooths, £994, £935 Hardgrove, £969, £930 High Plains, Simmental £1160, £1071 Newbie Mains, £1073 Duncrahill Farm House, Aberdeen Angus £1130 Townfoot Farm, Blonde £1100 Wigton Hill House Farm, Holstein £1046 Park House, £993 Halefield Farm, £910 Musgrave Hall, British Friesian £1015 Croft Farm, £942 Bank House, Beef Shorthorn £976 Coxhill Farm, Swedish Red & White £971 Geltside Farm, £946 North Doddington, Jersey £527 Temon Farm.

Leading Cast Cow Prices per Kilo: British Blue 236.5p Breckonhill Farm, 207.5p The Faulds, 138.5p Halmyre Farm, 132.5p Merryshield, Limousin 191.5p, 188.5p, 184.5p, 182.5p (x2), 179.5p, 163.5p, 157.5p Duncrahill Farm, 187.5p Townfoot Farm, 177.5p, 167.5p Wigton Hill House Farm, 177.5p Greenhill Farm, 167.5p Cracrop Farm, 152.5p Lords Close, Holstein 161.5p Park House, 153.5p Musgrave Hall, 126.5p Halefield Farm, British Friesian 157.5p, 149.5p, 131.5p North Doddington, 132.5p (x3) Thornington Farm, Simmental 156.5p Wynholm Farm, 145.5p Duncrahill Farm, Holstein Friesian 146.5p Berrier Head, 142.5p Down Hall, 132.5p Thornington Farm, 129.5p Park Farm, 127.5p South View Farm, Charolais 141.5p Greenhill Farm, Hereford 140.5p Nelson Hill, Aberdeen Angus 135.5p Townfoot Farm, 130.5p Wigton Hill House Farm, Dairy Shorthorn 123.5p Lydgate, Swedish Red & White 122.5p Geltside Farm, Longhorn 121.5p Marleycote Walls, Beef Shorthorn 121.5p Brownrigg Hall, 120.5p Coxhill Farm, 120.5p Duncrahill Farm, Shorthorn 117.5p Halefield Farm, Jersey 91.5p Temon Farm.

CAST BULLS: A large show of 11 stock bulls were on offer, with Messrs Cadzow & Co, Duncrahill Farm sold the top priced Simmental stock bull for 1080kg, 118.5ppk or £1279 to Mr Eric Hall. Messrs Lyle, High Oaks sold the top prices Aberdeen Angus bull for 1115kg, 109.5ppk or £1220 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Carr, Campbell Farm sold the top priced British Blue stock bull for 924kg, 129.5ppk or £1196 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Cast Bull Prices per Head: Simmental £1279 Duncrahill Farm House, Aberdeen Angus £1220 High Oaks, British Blue £1196 Camphill Farm, Limousin £1111 Woodhead Farm.

Leading Cast Bull Priced per Kilo: British Blue 129.5p Camphill Farm, Limousin 122.5p Walton Woodhead, 117.5p Woodhead Farm, 116.5p Lodore Farm, 113.5p Marsh House, Simmental 118.5p Duncrahill Farm.

PRIME SHEEP: 2355 head of prime sheep were forward at the weekly sale with a much improved show in terms of finish this week which was met with spirited bidding from the offset this resulting in an overall average of 209p. Export sheep sold extremely well to level at 223p.  133 lots sold over £100 with 38   of these over £110.  Lots of sheep sold over 250p.  Top per head  was £132 paid for a single lamb from M/s Urwin, Hill House, Kirklinton selling to Tony Harrison Butchers, Main Street, Cockermouth.  M/s Urwin sold his run of 13 lambs to average £122.54 (278.98ppk)

Top per kilo was 310.3p paid for Beltex lambs from BJ Harrison, Beck Farm, Wigton selling to Mr R Skelton.  M/s Storey, Woodhead sold an amazing run of 42 Dutch Texel lambs to a top of £127 for a pen of 8 to level at £118.19 (278.17ppk)

M/s Wigham, Hargill House sold 50 Dutch Texel lambs to a top of £128 for a pen of 5 to level at £116.92 (269.21ppk)

Leading prices per head: Dutch Texel £132, £124, £123, £121 Hill House; £128, £127, £126, £125, £119, £116 Hargill House; £127, £121, £115 Woodhead Farm; £120 Sowerby Wood Farm;  £117(x2), £116, £115.5 Thirlwall Castle Farm; £115 High Old Shield Farm; £113 Low Houses Texel £127, £110 West Cocklaw; £125, £124, £118 The Thethwaite Farm; £124 West Cocklaw; £124, £114 The Green; £118, £112, £108 Cardew Hall; £113 The Beeches; £112 Meinbank Farm; £110 Ashley Grove Farm; £110, £109 Cardewlees Farm; £109 Mid Farm; £108, £107 Lanerton; £108 Braithwaite Shields  Beltex £122 Mid Farm; £121(x2) Beck Farm; £118, £117, £109 Hollands; £114, £110, £107, £105 Mid Farm; £111, £109, £102 The Throp; £108, £102 Castlehill; £107, £103 Winterhope Farm; £106, £103, £ 101 Walton Woodhead Millenium Bleu £110, £108, £105.5 Spittalriddinghill Farm; £106 New Houses Farm Suffolk £100, £98.75 Whinney Hill Farm; £100, £93 Clappers Farm; £97.5 Stone Flatts; £94 Kilnknowe; £94 Roe Farm; £93, £92 Denton Mains; £92 Harley Croft; £92 Faugh Beeches; £92 Wavercroft £90 Stone House Greyface £96, £88.5, £85 Albierigg; £91 Shatton Lodge Farm; £90 , £88 Lawston Farm; £90 Kilnknowe; £89.5, £87 Hargill House; £88 Cold Shields; £87 Gallowberry.

Leading Prices Pence per kilo: Beltex 310.3p, 246.9p Beck Farm; 300p, 274.4p, 272.5p Hollands; 297.6p, 278p, 268.3p, 261p, 250p Mid Farm; 269.1p, 264.3p, 246.3p, 245.8pThe Throp; 264.2p, 251.2p Winterhope Farm; 255.4p, 251.2p, 240.5p Walton Woodhead; 251.2p Castlehill Dutch Texel 306p, 291.6 , 267.4p, 266.7pWoodhead Farm; 302.4p, 301.2p, 283.1p, 277.8p, 276.7p, 266.7p Hargill House; 295.2p, 292.9p Hill House; 284p, 268.3p High Old Shield Farm; 281.9p, 276.2p, 271.8p, 269p Thirlwall Castle Farm; 281.3p New Houses Farm; 279p Low Houses Texel 287.8p, 265p, 263.4p, 260.5p, 251.7p, 248.8, 237.2p, 236.4p(x2) Cardew Hall; 268.3p, 242.2p Cardewlees Farm; 267.5p, 266.7p, 245.8p Lanerton; 266.7p, 259.3p , 250p Thethwaite Farm; 262.8p The Beeches; 250p Wavercroft; 239.5p Beck Farm Millenium Bleu 258.5p, 233.7p New Houses Farm; 250p Braithwaite Hall; 245.3p, 237.4p Spittalriddinghill Farm Suffolk 192.2p Row Brow Park; 191.7p Harley Croft; 190p Albierigg; 189.9p Roe Farm; 189.7p Wavercroft; 188.8p Hayton Brow; 185.7p Stone Flatts; 185.2p Whinney Hill Farm Greyface 189.2p Lawston Farm; 189.2p Cold Shields; 188.8p, 185.7p Shatton Lodge Farm; 188.4p, 188.3p Albierigg; 187.1p Hargill House; 185.1p Gallowberry; 185p Baggrow Farm; 184.2p Shankfield Head; 183.9p Denton Mains; 181p Hargill House.

CAST SHEEP: 238 cast sheep were forward where good fleshy ewes continue to sell well.  Topping todays sale at £138 were 2 Texel rams from M/s Cadzow, Duncrahill.  Ewes topped at £122 for a Texel ewe from Callum Donald, The Beeches.  Another Texel ewe from M/s Robinson, West Cocklaw sold to £120

Ewes – Texel £122, £110, £90 The Beeches; £120, £92 West Cocklaw; £103.5 Cardewlees Farm; £94.5 Jenetes Hill; £92 Millhill Farm; £90 Low Moor; £89.5 Hayton Brow; £88.5 Denton Farm; £88.5 Ashley Grove Farm; £87.5 Robin Hood Inn; £86.5 Brownrigg; £85.5 High Springfield Farm Suffolk £100 West Cocklaw; £92.5 Low Moor Dutch Texel £82.5 Springfield Farm; £80 Castlehill  Greyface £80 Faugh Beeches; £79 Stone Hall Farm; £77.5 Hayton Brow; £76.5 Millholme; £75.5 Ashley Grove Farm; £75.5 Low Moor; £74.5 Home Farm; £74(x2) Reservoir Farm; £74 New Sandsfield; £72 Millhill Farm; £72 High Keenley Fell Farm Swaledale £40 Cross Close; £39.5 Swaledale Watch; £35.5 Batey Shield;

Rams – Texel £138 Duncrahill Farm House; £111.5 Lanehead Farm; £110 Abbots Close £87.5 Denton Cres. Halfbred £100 West Cocklaw Dutch Texel £97.5, £94.5 Birch Craig;


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