Borderway Primestock Sale

16th November 2020

PRIME BULLS: A real shortage of bulls evident nationally and this day saw bulls a flying trade throughout.  An entry of 76 bulls were forward and topped at £1849.43 for a Limousin from Messrs Henshall, Sarkshields, Lockerbie purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Others to £1847.80 from Messrs Bunting, Midtown, Dumfries and £1819.76 Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan.  Simmental crosses from Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House achieved £1615.09.  Top overall pence per kilo of 245.50p was received by Messrs Nicholson, The Lake, Carlisle for a Limousin cross purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  The same home sold another to 243.5p and was purchased by Wrights of Boston,

Dairy bred bulls also sold fantastically well and were seen to peak at £1290.61 from Messrs Graves, Old Town, Carlisle for a Holstein Friesian purchased by Wrights of Boston.  Top price per kilo of 204.50 for a Friesian from Messrs Jackson, Skelton Wood End, Penrith.  Many more are required for next weeks sale, please advise entries.

Leading Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £1849 £1714 Sarkshields, £1847 Midtown Farm, £1819 Upper Brydekirk, £1584 East Unthank Farm, £1582 £1555 The Yet £1566 Townfoot, £1563 The Lake, £1560 Lane End, Simmental £1615 Kirktleton House £1216 Beckstones Farm, Holstein Friesian £1290 £1256 £1088 Old Town Farm, £1186 £1138 Lambhill, Saler £1290 £1289 Conker Cottage, British Blue £1280 High House, £1257 Justicetown Farm, £1236 Skelton Wood End, Charolais £1253 Beckstones Farm, Friesian £1218 Skelton Wood End, £1128 £1086 Croft House, £1083 £1060 Hillhead, Montbelairde £1213 Kirkbride House, Aberdeen Angus £1190 Delight Farm, Holstein £1047 £979 Musgrave Hall.

Leading Bull Priced per Kilo: Limousin 245.5 243.5 The Lake, 238 Upper Brydekirk 237.5 East Unthank Farm, 236.5 Sarkshields, 235.5 234.5 232.5 Townfoot 234.5 232.5 227.5 The Yett 234.5 Midtown farm, 229.5 Conker Cottage, 230.5 Lane End, 229.5 High House, 226.5 Sarkshield Farm, Simmental 216.5 Kirtleton House, British Blue 212.5 Skelton Wood End, 205.5 Justicetown Farm, 199.5 High House, 190.5 Beckstones Farm, Friesian 204.5 Skelton Wood End 184.5 183.5 170.5 Croft House, Charolais 200.5 Beckstones Farm, Aberdeen Angus 187.5 Delight Farm, Holstein Friesian 182.5 178.5 Lambhill, 179.5 (x2) Old Town Farm, 170.5 Mirkbooths, Montbelairde 182.5 Kirkbride House, Saler 173.5 Conker Cottage, Holstein 159.5 153.5 Musgrave Hall.

PRIME CATTLE: A larger entry of 56 Prime steers and heifers forward with all classes a fantastic trade throughout.  Top overall was an outstanding Limousin heifer from Messrs Beaty, Langhorn, Egremont receiving £1733.55 to Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.  Messrs Neill, Upper Tinwald Farm, Dumfries sold another pair of marvellous bred Charolais cross heifers to £1700.13 and £1681.37 again purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Top over pence per kilo of 244.5p was paid to Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan for a British Blue cross and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston.  Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby sold a very nice Limousin cross heifer to 243.4p and was purchased by King Street Butchers,

Steers sold to a top of £1713.10 and £1678.04 for Limousin crosses from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton purchased by Pioneer Foods.  Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth sold another to £1667.03.  Top pence per kilo of 237.5p was paid to Messrs Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle and again purchased by Pioneer Foods.

Leading Prices per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1713 £1678 Bothel Parks, £1667 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1654 £1627 £1592 The Lake £1510 Low Whinnow Farm, British Blue £1383 £1338 Little Broomhills Farm,

Heifers: Limousin £1733 Langhorn Farm, £1543 Shatton Lodge Farm, £1504 £1453 £1441 Elm House, £1498 £1377 Petteril Hill Farm, £1495 £1331 Hosket Hill Farm, £1363 Mirkbooths, Charolais £1700 £1681 Upper Tinwald Farm,  British Blue £1310 Upper Brydekirk, Simmental £1240 Maryfield.

Leading Prices per Kilo:
Steers: Limousin
237.5 Low Whinnow Farm, 234.5 228.5 227.5 The Lake, 233.5 Newbiggin Farm, 232.5 Shatton Lodge Farm, 231.5 230.5 Bothel Parks, British Blue 200.5 194.5 (x2) Little Broomhills Farm, Montbelairde 171.5 Swordwellrigg Farm,

Heifers: British Blue 244.5 Upper Brydekirk, Limousin 243.5 239.5 Elm House, 238.5 Lake View, 236.5 Elm House 236.5 Langhorn Farm, 235.5 234.5 Petteril Hill Farm, 230.5 Hosket Hill Farm, Charolais 234.5 (x2) Upper Tinwald Farm, Simmental 197.5 Maryfield, Friesian 162.5 Clarks Farm,

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A small entry of 242 cast cows and stock bulls was forward on Monday with plainer cows being slightly sharper on the week. Mr George Wilson, Reddings Farm’s Limousin cows topped at 703kg at 174.5p totalling £1226 bought by Jewitt Meats. Messrs Craik, Red Castle Farm’s run of Limousin cows topped at 823kg at 144.5p totalling £1189, 768kgs at 146.5p totalling £1125, 759kg at 147.5p totalling £1119 and 792kg at 139.5p totalling £1104 purchased by Steve Bowes and Charles Kirkpatrick. Crowhall Farm sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus cow for 944kg at 124.5p totalling £1175 to Les Fell. Messrs Weatherson, Edges Green sold the top priced British Blue x cow for 687kg at 164.5p totalling £1130 bought by Owain Llyr. Messrs Emslie, Kinknockie sold the top priced Charolais cow for 746kg at 146.5p totalling £1092 to Owain Llyr.

A better show of black and white cows was forward with plainer sorts slightly sharper on the week but well fleshed types less on the week. Messrs Mitchell & Sons, Mirkbooths sold a Holstein x heifer for 721kg at 151.5p totalling £1092 to Les Fell. Messrs Irving, Meinbank Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 861kg at 119.5p totalling £1028 to Les Fell. Messrs Salkeld, South View Farm sold a Holstein x heifer for 654kg at 152.5p totalling £997 to Alan Jarvis. Messrs Millar, Trailflat Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 942kg at 104.5p totalling £984 to Sean McGimpsey. Messrs Jackson, Clarks Farm sold the top priced Friesian cow for 597kgs at 164.5p totalling £982 to Les Fell. Messrs Bowe, Chalk Lodge sold a Holstein x cow for 834kg at 115.5p totalling £963 to Les Fell. Messrs Vevers, High Plains sold a Holstein x heifer for 158.5p to Les Fell.

Leading Prices per head: Limousin £1226 Reddings, £1189, £1125, £1119, £1104 Redcastle Farm, £1052 Clappers Farm, £1034 Midtown Farm, £1030, £1027 Kinknockie, £1018 Fell View Farm Aberdeen Angus £1175 Crow Hall, £1003 Low Drumrae British Blue £1130 Edges Green Charolais £1092 Kinknockie Holstein Friesian £1092 Mirkbooths, £1028 Meinbank Farm, £997 South View Farm, £984, £906 Trailflat Farm, £963 Chald Lodge, £955 Floshes Beef Shorthorn £1055 Frankstown Farm Simmental £1006 Chapel Farm Friesian £982 Clarks Farm Danish Red £948, £925, £901 Lambfield Holstein £938 Gill Farm Belted Galloway £579 Askerton Castle

Leading Price per kilo: Limousin 174.5p, 153.5p Reddings, 173.5p Kinknockie, 154.5p How Burn, 147.5p, 146.5p, 144.5p, 140.5p Redcastle Farm Friesian 164.5p Clarks Farm, 117.5p Whins Farm British Blue 164.5p Edges Green Holstein Friesian 156.5p, 117.5p, 114.5p High Plains, 152.5p, 139.5p South View Farm, 151.5p Mirkbooths, 139.5p Floshes, 119.5p Meinbank Farm, 116.5p Walby Hall, 115.5p High Grounds, 115.5p Chalk Lodge, 115.5p Whins Farm, 113.5p Trailflat, 111.5p Torpenhow Charolais 146.5p Kinknockie Aberdeen Angus 136.5p The Square, 124.5p Crow Hall, 122.5p Low Drumrae South Devon 130.5p East Whygate Beef Shorthorn 127.5p Frankstown Farm, 124.5p Chapel Farm Holstein 122.5p Gill Farm, 111.5p Kirkhouse Dairy Simmental 120.5p Riggshields, 116.5p Low Drumrae Danish Red 116.5p, 115.5p, 114.5p, 111.5p Lambfield Farm Montbelairde 115.5p Swordwellrigg Farm, 113.5p Stonewalls Blue Grey 115.5p Chapel Farm Luing 114.5p, 112.5p Geltsdale Hereford 113.5p Gofton Field Head Fleckvieh 109.5p Kirkhouse Dairy Belted Galloway 94.5p Askerton Castle

CAST BULLS: Only 6 stock bulls were on offer with Messrs Telfer, Tarnflatt Hall sold a Limousin stock bull for 1129kg at 123.5p totalling £1394 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Prices per head: Limousin £1394 Tarnflatt Hall, £1154 South View Farm Simmental £1211 Glenturk Farm Holstein Friesian £1128 Woodhouses Farm, £1144 Bolton Cottage

Leading Price per kilo: Limousin 123.5p South View Farm, 123.5p Tarnflatt Hall Simmental 121.5p Glenturk Farm


At the weekly sale of prime and cast sheep numbers were well back on last week with a large percentage of heavy sheep forward the sale levelled at 206p with heavies better to sell throughout.

Joe and Becky Harrison topped the sale with an exceptional 40kg lamb selling at £126 (315ppk) to Mr R Skelton. Beltex lambs topped per kilo at 315.8p for a pen of 3 from A & A Little, Hollands, Preston selling to Mr R Skelton. J McCrone, Beech Croft sold a real run of export types to £121 to average £114.94 (282.71ppk). Heavies sold to £120 from CM Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie whose run of 124 lambs averaged 48kg at £105.06.  Suffolks sold to £104 for a pen from Messrs Hunter, Stoneraise, Wigton and to 210.2p from RA Crichton, Rottington, West Cumbria.  Mules again sold very well to £95 from Messrs Donald, Denton Mains, Brampton and to 195.4p from Messrs MG Farrell, Low Moor, Penrith.

Leading prices per head:

Texel £126 Baggrow Farm; £120, £111, £110(x2) North Boig Farm; £120, £119(x2); £117, £116, £115(x2), £114, £110, £108 Nether Place £114 Parton Hall; £108 Stoneraise Place; £107 Meadow Farm; £106 Winterhope; £106 Harley Croft Dutch Texel £121, £113, £111, £110 Beechcroft Farm; £120, £116, £100 Thirlwall Castle Farm; £115, £107, £101 Low Houses; £111, £100 High Old Shield Farm; £108, £106, £105, £100 Unity Farm; £108 New Houses Farm  Beltex £120, £119, £105, £103 Hollands; £120(x2), £118, £114, £104 Winterhope Farm; £120, £109, £105 New Houses Farm; £116, £113, £104 Castlehill; £115, £107(x2) Walton Woodhead; £112 Glebelands; £107 The Throp Suffolk £104, £98(x2) Stoneraise Place; £103, £95 Miller Hill; £100 Harley Croft; £97.5, £97, £92.5 Rottington Hall; £96.5 Denton Mains; £95.5, £92 Whinney Hill Farm; £94(x2) Midtown; £94 High House; £93 Airmshaugh; £92 The Wreay Greyface £95, £91, £87 Denton Mains; £92.5 Kilnknowe; £90(x2), £89.5 Hargill House; £89.5, £87 Kilnstown; £89, £87.5 Reaygarth; £89 Stoneraise Place; £86.5 Brampton Fell Farm; £86 Spout Bank; £86 The Throp Blackface £94 Stobbs Farm Hill/Cheviot £88 Aimshaugh; £85 Castlehill Herdwick £86.5 Millbeck Hall Farm Berrichon £86.5 Gelt Hall Farm

Leading Prices Pence per kilo:

Beltex 315.8p, 283.3, 264.1p Hollands; 298.6p, 292.7p, 280p New Houses Farm; 297.4p, 282.5p, 266.7p, 251.9p Castlehill; 292.7p, 285.7p, 284.3p, 271.4p Winterhope Farm; 280p Glebelands; 274.4p, 267.4p Walton Woodhead; 261p The Throp; 258.8p Low Moor Texel 315p, 230.1p Baggrow Farm; 279.1p, 261.9p, 241.8p North Boig Farm; 273.7p, 157.1p, 248.8p, 235.3p, 232.2p, 230.8p Nether Place; 253p Farm Brownrigg; 235.1p Aimshaugh Dutch Texel 308p, 252.2p Thiirlwall Castle Farm; 298.8p, 279p, 278.5p Beechcroft Farm; 292.1p, 259.2p, 243.9p, 240.2p High Old Shield Farm; 291.1p, 270.9p Low Houses; 276.9p New Houses Farm Blackface 213.6p Stobbs Farm Suffolk 210.2p, 205.3p, 198p Rottington Hall; 204.1p Harley Croft;  202.1(x2), 187.4p Stoneraise Place; 197.8p The Wreay; 197.6p Shankfield Head; 193.2p Roe Farm; 189p Miller Hill; 189 Brazendale; 188.8p Codlaw Hill; 188(x2) Midtown; 186p Aimshaugh Hill/Cheviot 202.3p Aimshaugh Berrichon 198.9p Gelt Hall Farm Greyface 195.4p Low Moor; 194.1p Shankfield Head; 190.4p, 189.1p  Kilnstown; 188.8 Kilnknowe; 187.5, 186.5p, 185.6p Hargill House; 187.4 Stoneraise Place; 186.3p, 185.1p Denton Mains; 186.2p, 185.4p Reaygarth; 186p Brampton Fell Farm Herdwick 189.7p Baggrow Farm; 184p Millbeck Hall Farm


270 ewes were forward with meaty ewes continuing to fly.  Topping todays sale at £141.5 were 4 Texel ewes from Messrs Huddleston, Round Meadows. Suffolk ewes sold to £115.5 from Messrs Fitzsimon, Lynfern.  Swaledale ewes sold to £61.5 for a pen of 10 from Messrs Bowman, Brampton Fell and  Blackies to £78 for a pen of 6 from Messrs Dixon The Stobbs

Ewes Leading Price Per Head: Texel £141.5 Round Meadows Farm; £125, £122.5, £106, £104.5, £103, £101, £96, £95.5 Kinknockie; £122.5, £101.5 Low Moor; £121 Roachburn Farm; £116.5 High House; £111.5 Holmecroft Farm £97.5 Woodbank Farm Suffolk £115.5 Lynfern; £100 Kinknockie; £92.5 Zetlands  Leicester £110.5, £93.5 Stobbs Farm Beltex £92.5 High House Hill/Cheviot £80 Kinknockie Greyface £79.5, £77.5 Burn House; £78.5 High House; £77.5 Croft House; £77.5, £75 Kinknockie; £76.5, £75.5 Brampton Fell  Blackface £78  Stobbs Farm Swaledale £61.5, £48 Brampton Fell Farm £57 Townfoot Farm; £50 Roachburn Farm Jacob £56.5 Zetlands

Rams  Texel £98.5 Woodbank Farm Suffolk £97.5 Zetlands


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