Borderway Primestock Sale

2nd November 2020

On Monday 2nd November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock.

PRIME BULLS: A smaller show of only 70 prime bulls forward saw a good trade throughout and many more could have been sold.  Less heavy and top-quality bulls on offer nevertheless Messrs Wilshaw, Oulton Hall, Wigton sold two of their quality bulls and were rewarded taking home £1734.89 and £1602.98 for Blonde crosses both purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Bowe, Midtown, Wigton sold the top Limousin cross at £1685.62 again purchased by Bowland Foods.  Top overall pence per kilo of 233.5p was received by Messrs Priestley, Cracrop, Brampton selling their Limousin and purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.  Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill, Workington sold another to 227.5p purchased by Morgan Helliwell, Rochdale.  Dairy bred bulls also better to sell on the week peaking at £1217.05 for a Fleckvieh for Messrs Graham, Laws Hall, Longtown with the same vendor also selling top Holstein Friesian to £1157.60 both purchased by Jewitts Meats, Spennymoor.  Laws Hall also had top overall price per kilo of 179.5p for the forementioned Fleckvieh whilst Messrs Prudham, Whitefield, Brampton sold Friesian to 176.5p purchased by Bowland Foods.  Please advise entries for next week’s sale.

Leading Bull Prices per Head: Blonde £1734 £1602 Oulton Hall, Limousin £1685 Midtown Farm, £1517 Cracrop Farm, £1451 £1405 Church Farm, £1426 £1421 £1363 Stubsgill Farm, £1408 £1329 Miller Hill, £1333 Mirkbooths, British Blue £1292 £1138 Low Farm, £1117 Laws Hall, £1114 Elephant Farm, Fleckvieh £1217 £989 Laws Hall, Friesian £1118 £1076 £1047 £1029 £958 Whitefield, £957 Harelawhole, Holstein Friesian £1157 £1144 £1108 £1104 South Lambhill £1087 £943 Bectonhall, Montbelairde £990 Seymour House, Holstein £921 Castlesteads, Swedish Red & White £918 Laws Hall.

Leading Bull Priced per Kilo: Limousin 233.5 Cracrop Farm, 227.7 222.5 221.5 219.5 Stubsgill Farm, 221.5 Midtown Farm, 214.5 Miller Hill 222.5 The Guards, Blonde 218.5 217.5 Oulton Hall, British Blue 211.5 202.5 Low Farm, British Blue 204.5 Low Farm, Fleckvieh 179.50 175.5 Laws Hall, Friesian 176.5 171.5 168.5 Whitefield, Holstein Friesian 172.5 168.5 (x2) 167.5 South Lambhill, 162.5 Justicetown Farm, 158.5 Bectonhall, Swedish Red & White 156.5 Laws Hall, Montbelairde 155.5 Seymour House.

PRIME CATTLE: A similar entry of 43 prime steer and heifers forward achieving a good trade throughout the sale.  Top overall came from Cockermouth farmer, Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge who received £1708.53 for a marvellous Limousin cross heifer which was purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Charolais heifers to £1674.20 from Messrs Neill, Upper Tinwald, Dumfries and British Blue cross heifer from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby achieving a top of £1536.63.  This heifer was also top overall pence per kilo of 237.5p.  Messrs Wilson, Petteril Hill Farm, Carlisle sold top Limousin cross to 235.50.  Steers were seen to peak at £1700.60 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton and £1689.50 for another from the same home both purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Top pence per kilo of 231.5p was achieved twice firstly by Bothel Parks and secondly by Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle.  Please advise entries for next week’s sale.

Leading Prices per Head: Heifers: Limousin £1708 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1514 £1270 Elm House, £1394 Petteril Hill Farm, Charolais £1674 £1533 Upper Tinwald Farm, British Blue £1536 Elm House.

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Heifers: British Blue
237.5 Elm House, Limousin 235.5 Petteril Hill Farm, 234.5 231.5 Elm House, 227.5 Shatton Lodge Farm, Charolais 233.5 226.5 Upper Tinwald Farm.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin £1700 £1689 Bothel Parks, £1676 High House, £1636 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1632 The Lake, £1620 Hosket Hill Farm £1603 High House, £1445 Petteril Hill Farm, British Blue £1445 The Lake, £1228 £1216 Little Broomhills Farm, Belted Galloway £905 Old Rectory, Longhorn £908 Ellwood Croft.

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin
231.5 229.5 Bothel Parks, 231.5 The Lake, 229.5 Petteril Hill farm, 228.5 Hosket Hill farm, 220.5 Shatton Lodge Farm, British Blue 226.5 The Lake, Belted Galloway 178.5 174.5 Old Rectory Farm, Longhorn 169.5 Ellwood Croft.

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A large entry of 373 cast cows and stock bulls was on offer on Monday with a weathered show of cows being forward and trade being steady. Messrs Armstrong, High Tarns sold a Parthenais cow for 781kg at 208.5p totalling £1628 bought by Owain Llyr. Messrs Graham, Miller Hill’s run of cows topped at 741kg at 187.5p totalling £1389 for a Limousin x bought by Owain Llyr. DA Harrison & Co’s run of cows topped at 720kg at 186.5p totalling £1342 for a Limousin x to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Common & Son, Crossdykes Farm sold a Limousin x heifer for 677kg at 195.5p totalling £1323 also to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Forrester, Down-By-Rigg sold a British Blue cow for 882kg at 149.5p totalling £1318 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields Farm sold a Limousin heifer for 627kg at 207.5p totalling £1301 to Sean McGimpsey.

A plainer show of dairy cast cows was on offer. Messrs Johnston, Cote House sold two Holstein x heifers for 722kg at 154.5p totalling £1116 and 712kg at 1498.5p totalling £1057 both bought by Les Fell. Messrs Bulman & Son, Bank House’s run of Friesian heifers sold for 646kg at 168.5p totalling £1088, 637kg at 168.5p totalling £1073(x2) all bought by Les Fell. Messrs Naylor, Hill Green sold a Holstein x cow for 933kg at 113.5p totalling £1058 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Hunter & Son, Berrier Head sold a Holstein x cow for 853kg at 123.5p totalling £1053 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Magnay, Greenwrae sold a Holstein x cow for 822kg at 125.5p totalling £1031 to Dovecote Park.

Leading young cows and heifers prices: Friesian 168.5p(x3), 139.5p Bank House, 159.5 Baileytown, Holstein x 154.5p Cote House, 151.5p(x2) Dundraw Farm, Norwegian Red 150.5p Baileytown, Dairy Shorthorn 149.5 Marleycote

Leading Prices per head: Parthenais £1628 High Tarns Limousin £1389 Miller Hill, £1342 Hill House Farm, £1323, £1037 Crossdykes Farm, £1301, £1142 Sarkshields Farm, £1251, £1107 Kirkhouse Farm, £1230 Cracrop Farm, £1194 Lake View, £1169 Lords Close, £1168 Nunscleugh, £1164 Broadmoor, £1148 Wall End Farm, £1133 Edges Green, £1102 Wolsty Farm, £1062 Cardew House, £1049 Unity Farm, £1038 Wavercroft, £1024 Hargill House British Blue £1318 Down By Rigg, £1185 Hill House Farm, £1092 Broadmoor Bazadaise £1224 Slealands Beef Shorthorn £1138 High Brow Nelson Holstein Friesian £1115 Cote House Farm, £1058 Hill Green, £1053 Berrier Head, £1031 Greenwrae, £1012 Woodhouse, £994 Mirkbooths, £964 Marsh House, £925 Cumdivock House  Simmental £1095, £1073 Balgray Hill Aberdeen Angus £1093 Minsca Farm, £1071 Snape Farm, £1039 Miller Hill Friesian £1088, £1073(x2) Bank House, £938 Kilfillan, £915 Bank House Holstein £1057 Cote House Farm, £954 Brownrigg Hall Farm Luing £927 Geltsdale

Leading Prices per Kilo: Parthenais 208.5p High Tarns Farm Limousin 207.5p, 158.5p Sarkshields Farm, 195.5p, 151.5p Crossdykes Farm, 187.5p Miller Hill, 186.5p Hill House Farm, 179.5p Wall End Farm, 176.5p Cracrop Farm, 174.5p, 157.5p Lords Close, 164.5p Hargill House, 158.5p Nunscleugh, 156.5p Edges Green, 155.5p Wavercroft, 153.5p Kirkhouse Farm Friesian 168.5p(x3), 159.5p Bank House, 159.5p, 126.5p Bailey Town, 149.5p Kilfillan, 124.5p Wavercroft, 118.5p Marks Farm, 115.5p Rye Close, 115.5p High House Bazadaise 167.5p Slealands Beef Shorthorn 158.8p Minsca Farm, 142.5p High Brow Nelson British Blue 154.5p Hill House Farm, 149.5p Down By Rigg, 142.5p Wallhead, 141.5p Gapshields Holstein Friesian 154.5p Cote House, 151.5p(x2) Dundraw Farm, 146.5p, 123.5p South View Farm, 145.5p Arkleby House Farm, 144.5p Buckabank Farm, 138.5p, 123.5p Grange Farm, 125.5p Greenwrae, 125.5p Woodhouse, 123.5p Berrier Head, 121.5p(x3) Mainhill Farm, 121.5p The Howes, 118.5p Mirkbooths, 117.5p Cumdivock House, 116.5p Low Row Scales Norwegian Red 150.5p, 119.5p Bailey Town Dairy Shorthorn 149.5p Marleycote Wells Holstein 148.5p Cote House Farm, 117.5p Kirtlevale, 115.5p Brownrigg Hall Farm Simmental 147.5p, 142.5p Balgray Hill Aberdeen Angus 147.5p Miller Hill  Luing 128.5p, 126.5p, 125.5p, 123.5p Geltsdale Ayrshire 119.5p Aigle Gill Montbeliarde 119.5p Gimmenbie Galloway 110.5p Chapel House Farm Blue Grey 104.5p Sorbietrees

CAST BULLS: Only 4 stock bulls were on offer on Monday. Messrs Dixon, Westfield Cottage sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 955kg at 127.5p totalling £1217 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Prices per Head: Limousin £1217 Westfield Cottage

Leading Prices per Kilo: Limousin 133.5p Dundraw, 127.5p Westfield Cottage Charolais 129.5p Bank Head Holstein Friesian 121.5p Gatelands


Another good show of prime lambs forward this week in the main being midweight first cross or Mules, this did nothing to the ferocity of the trade with all weights, grades and breeds levelling at 210ppk with an SQQ of 219.5ppk this translates to £95.62 which is £14.48 ahead of last year’s sale.  Heavy lambs in particular saw a large rise on the week.  M/s Scott, Thirlwall Castle claimed both the top price per head and top per kilo with separate lots of Dutch Texel lambs. The sale leader at £132 was a 42kg lamb selling to Mr R Skelton they also sold 2 pairs at £130 a head which included the leading price per kilo at 313.3p all selling to Mr R Skelton. M/s Scott sold 38 lambs to average £115.85 a head and 253.69p per kilo.

Heavy lambs sold to a top of £120 for Texels from Cochraines Nurseries, Longtown and R S Laird, Unity Farm, Suffolks sold to £119 for heavies from M/s Fell, Harley Croft, Torpen and 222.2p for 45kgs from JJ Brough, Clappers, Aspatria

Mules sold to £93 for a pen of 42kg from WH & DA Gass, Nunscleugh, Roweltown and to 201.1p for a pen of 23 44kg lambs from WM & C Wallace, Gapshields, Brampton

Leading prices per head:

Dutch Texel £132, £130 (x2), £123, £118, £112, £107 Thirlwall Castle; £120(x2), £119, £112, £109 Unity Farm; £118, £115, £109, £108 Low Houses; £116(x2), £108 Hargill House; £108 High Old Shield Farm Beltex £124, £118 New Houses Farm; £123, £116.5, £112 Castlehill; £123, £119, £113, £112 High Green Hill; £115, £112, £110 Greensyke; £113, £111, £109(x2), £108 Hollands; £111 Newbiggin Farm; £110, £108 The Throp Texel £120, £110(x2), £108 Cochranes Nurseries; £120, £115, £112, £108(x2); £107.5 Tone Hall Farm; £118, £111 Sycamore House; £117, £109 Newbiggin Farm; £116 Penny Hill Park; £116 Westray Farm; £113 School Farm; £111, £107 Lanerton; £111 Bon Vista Suffolk £119, £105 Harley Croft; £117, £100 West End Farm; £115, £111, £110, £109 Tone Hall Farm; £110 , £100(x2), £99 Clappers Farm; £107.5, £98 Whinney Hill; £106 Broomhill; £106, £94.5 Midtown; £102.5 Denton Mains; £102 Aimshaugh; £96 Stone House Charollais £112, £104  Greensyke Hill Cheviot £104 Harley Croft Millenium Bleu £95, £93(x2), 92.5 Stanley House NC Cheviot £93 Ballsalloch Greyface £93 Nunscleugh; £92 Shankfield Head; £92 Denton Mains; £91.5, £87.5 Farnbury; £91 The Throp; £91 Reaygarth; £90 The Ash; £89.5 Hargill House; £89.5 Hundith House; £88.5 Gapshields; £88.5, £88Spout Bank; £88 Baggra Yeat Zwartbles £80 Dearham Hall

Leading Prices Pence per kilo:

Dutch Texel 313.3p 307p, 302.3p, 274.4p, 273.3p, 251.8p, 240.9p Thirlwall; 283.3p, 266.7p, 247.7p, 240p Unity Farm; 277.6p, 273.8p, 260.2p, 259p, 244.9p Low Houses; 260.2 High Old Shield Farm; 252.6p Uppercleuch Beltex 310p, 302.6p New Houses Farm; 300p, 283.3p, 259.8p, 259.3p High Green Hill; 292.9p, 291.3, 273.2p, 255.4p Castlehill; 284.6p, 283.8p, 263.4p, 259.8p, 253.5p Hollands; 275p, 257.1p, 253p The Throp; 264.3p Newbiggin Farm; Hollands; 255p Reddings Texel 262.5p, 252.6p, 241.4p Glebelands; 261.2p, 254.8p, 244.2p, 228.2p Lanerton; 241.7 Westray Farm; 239.5 Hunley; 238.6p, 231p Thethwaite Farm; 238.5p, 229.1p Aimshaugh; 237.6p, 233.3p Lanerton; 230p, 229.5p Sycamore House; 226.8p Spout Bank; 226.2p Lea Hill; 226.1p Parkhead Farm; 200p Wydon Farm Millenium Bleu 238.5p, 226.2p Stanley House Suffolk 222.2p, 208.4p, 202p Clappers Farm; 211.5p, 201.9p, 200p Tone Hall Farm; 210p Harley Croft; 208.9p 208.9 Roe Farm; 204p Aimshaugh; 202p, 201.7p West End Farm; 201.9p, 201.1p Midtown; 200p Spout Bank; 200p Stone House; 200p Whinney Hill Farm NC Cheviot 214p Ballsalloch Charollais 214.4p Greensyke Greyface 201.1p Gapshields; 198.9p, 196.8p Farnbury; 195.8p Nunscleugh; 195.7p The Throp; 195.7 Shankfield Head; 194.5p Spout Bank; 192.5p Hundith House; 188.1p Temple House; 187.5p The Ash Hill Cheviot 200p Harley Croft


200 cast ewes forward and trade was on fire for all classes with numbers being harder to find. Topping todays sale at £127.50 for a Texel cross ewe from M/s Graham, Hillhead.  Meaty ewes of all types sold extremely well with Mules topping at £85.5 from M/s Farrell, Low Moor and horned ewes to £64.5 from M/s Graham, Hillhead.  Consignments of 16 Continental ewes from M/s Gardner sold to average £102.31.

Ewes: Texel £127.5 Hillhead; £114.5, £92.5Intack House; £112, £109, £100, £95 Glebelands; £110.5, £91.5 Low Moor; £104.5 Raygarth Field Farm; £95.5, £91.5Reddings; £94.5 Temple House Leicester £105.5 High Burnfoot Hill Cheviot £100 Penny Hill Park Suffolk £100 Glebelands; £97.5 Raygarth Field Farm Berrichon £91.5 Gelt Hall Farm Greyface £85.5 Low Moor; £85.5 Baggra Yeat; £83.5 Raygarth Field Farm; £83.5 Milton Hill Farm Blackface £64.5 Hillhead Swaledale £60 Highside Farm; £57.5 Hargill House

Rams: Texel £102.5, £90 Low 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