Borderway Primestock Sale

11th January 2021

On Monday 11th January Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. A great show of 362 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle, along with 1776 prime and cast sheep were on offer.

PRIME BULLS: A much larger entry of 90 prime bulls forward with well fleshed bulls very good to sell but plainer leaner black and whites harder to cash. Top overall was a marvellous Limousin from Messrs Bunting, Midtown, Dumfries receiving £1797 and was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Messrs Hutton, Setmabanning, Keswick sold another to £1732 and Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton sold one at £1712 all purchased by Bowland Foods. Simmentals sold to £1732 from Messrs Houldey, Kirtleton House, Lockerbie and British Blue crosses from Messrs Twentyman, Osborne Farm, Wigton sold to £1420 purchased by Ralph Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. The same vendor also sold top overall pence per kilo of 237.5p for one of their Limousin crosses. Dairy bulls peaked at £1235 from Messrs Bland, The Flatt, Brampton for a Friesian purchased by Jewitt Meats this same vendor also sold top pence per kilo of 177.5p for another Friesian.

Please advise entries for next weeks sale to auctioneer Grant Anderson.

Leading Bull Prices per Head: Limousin £1797 Midtown Farm, £1732, £1539 Setmabanning Farm, £1712, £1595 Osborne Farm, £1449, £1434 Reddings, £1386 Cleamire, £1314 Old Town Farm Simmental £1732, £1592 Kirtleton House, £1384 East Bowhill Farm British Blue £1420 Osborne Farm, £1379 Old Town Farm, £1272 Steel Hall, £1235 Mirkbooths Aberdeen Angus £1333, £1221 Oakwood Farm, £1226 Long Park, £1127 The Flatt, £1051 Fauldie, £1044 Long Park Friesian £1235, £1165 The Flatt, £1072 High House, £1057, £1009 Aulby Farm Holstein Friesian £1187, £1140, £1110, £1105, £1090, £1052 Conheath Farm, £1145 Moss Side House, £1131, £1085 Blackrigg

Leading Bull Priced per Kilo: Limousin 237.5p, 230.5p Osborne Farm, 225.5p, 223.5p Reddings, 223.5p, 216.5p Setmabanning Farm British Blue 225.5p Osborne Farm, 204.5p Mirkbooths, 194.5p(x2) Cote House Farm Aberdeen Angus 198.5p, 179.5p Long Park, 184.5p Oakwood Farm, 178.5p Cote House Farm Friesian 177.5p, 174.5p The Flatt, 169.5p High House, 169.5p, 165.5p Aulby Farm Holstein Friesian 176.5p, 164.5p Blackrigg, 161.5p, 160.5p(x2) Conheath Farm Simmental 174.5p, 170.5p Kirtleton House, 170.5p Oakwood Farm

PRIME CATTLE: A small select show of only 30 prime steers and heifers forward with a good trade achieved throughout. Top overall came from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle for an exceptional Limousin cross attaining £1775 purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton sold another two to £1757 and £1749 and top pence per kilo of 237.5p was also attained by Messrs Bowe for one of the aforementioned steers. Heifers peaked at £1642 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Mitchell, Mirkbooths, Carlisle. More could have been sold to vendors’ advantage. Please do not hesitate to enquire or try our weekly Monday sales.

Leading Prices Per Head:
Steers: Limousin
£1775, £1699 Nealhouse Farm, £1757, £1749 Bothel Parks, £1612 Pettril Hill Farm, £1542, £1513, £1465 Newbiggin Farm Holstein Friesian £1021 Ratten Castle Galloway £1016 Longburgh Fauld

Heifers: Limousin £1642 Mirkbooths, £1278 Pettril Hill Farm British Blue £1257, £1256, £1254 Old Church Farm

Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin
237.5p, 235.5p Bothel Parks, 235.5p, 233.5p Nealhouse Farm, 232.5p, 227.5p, 225.5p Newbiggin Farm, 225.5p Pettril Hill Farm, 223.5p Hargill House  Galloway 175.5p Longburgh Fauld Holstein Friesian 165.5p Ratten Castle

Heifers: Limousin 223.5p Petteril Hill, 222.5p Mirkbooths Staberlizer 197.5p The Swaites Charolais 189.5p Hillhead British Blue 178.5p Old Church Farm Aberdeen Angus 177.5p Brisco Hill

CAST COWS & OTM CATTLE: A good show of 258 cast cows and stock bulls was on offer to over 24 buyers which insured a flying trade for all classes. Messrs Jewitt, Gracies Farm’s run of cows topped at 701kg at 218.5p totalling £1551 for a 9-year-old British Blue cow bought by Owain Llyr. Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk sold two Limousin cows for 739kg at 205.5p totalling £1518 and 698kg at 206.5p totalling £1441 both bought by Owain Llyr. Messrs Hutton, Setmabanning Farm sold a Limousin cow for 837kg at 170.5p totalling £1427 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Mr Tom Story, Greenburn sold the top price Charolais cow for 840kg at 165.5p totalling £1390 to Messrs Roberts. Messrs Mattinson, Green Farm sold a British Blue cow for 661kg at 187.5p totalling £1239 bought by Owain Llyr. Messrs Bowe, Midtown Farm sold a Limousin cow for 666kg at 183.5p totalling £1222 to Jewitts Meats. Messrs Cleasby, Linden House sold a Limousin cow for 769kg at 172.5p totalling £1326 to Owain Llyr.

All classes of black and white cows would be the dearest seen for some time with Messrs Story, Blackrigg selling a Holstein x heifer for 777kg at 165.5p totalling £1285 bought by Alan Jarvis. Messrs Holliday, Newbampton Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 972kg at 129.5p totalling £1258 bought by Dovecote Park. Messrs Maxell, North Doddington’s run of Friesian cows topped at 669kg at 167.5p totalling £1120 to Sean McGimpsey. Hardgrove Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 819kg at 135.5p totalling £1109 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Moffat, Kirtlebank Farm sold a Holstein x heifer for 686kg at 160.5p totalling £1101 to Les Fell. Messrs Donald & Son, Lamonby Hall sold a Holstein x cow for 845kg at 129.5p totalling £1094 to Dovecote Park. Messrs Beaty, Newton Fields’ run of Holstein x cows topped at 855kg at 127.5p totalling £1090 also to Dovecote Park. Messrs Harrison, Woodhouse sold a Holstein x cow for 825kg at 129.5p totalling £1068 to Dovecote Park.

Young black and white cows and heifers sold for: Friesian 167.5p North Doddington, Holstein x 165.5p Blackrigg, 161.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 160.5p Kirtlebank Farm, 154.5p Evening Hill, 153.5p Newbampton Farm, 153.5p Petteril Bank Farm.

Leading Prices per head: British Blue £1551, £1072 Gracies Farm, £1307, £1228 Lodge Farm, £1239 Green Farm, £1229 Woodhead Farm, £1146 Netherhill Farm Limousin £1518, £1441 Upper Brydekirk, £427 Setmabanning Farm, £1387 Waingate Head, £1326 Linden House, £1262, £1222, £1184, £1101 Midtown Farm, £1256 Woodhead Farm, £1211 Stonethwaite Farm, £1201 Tedcastle Farm, £1119 Mossband Hall, £1060 Parkhouse Charolais £1390, £1325 Greenburn, £1165 Burnside Simmental £1325 Newton Rigg, £1139 Kirtleton House Holstein Friesian £1285 Blackrigg, £1101 Kirtlebank Farm, £1094 Lamonby Hall, £1090 Newton Field, £1068, £1045 Woodhouse, £1041 Drumburgh Castle, £1039, £950 Bleaberry Rigg, £1029 Wood Farm, £1027, £909 Hardgrove, £1013 Walby Hall, £1005 Lodge Farm, £959 Cote House Farm, £954 Mirkbooths, £953 Evening Hill Farm, £924 Craighouse, £915 Greigsland, £908 Down by Rigg Blonde £1273 Oulton Hall Holstein £1258, £925.61 Newbampton Farm, £1109 Hardgrove, £1011, £950 Petteril Bank Farm Aberdeen Angus £1174 Outer Woodhead, £1045 3 Woodhall Friesian £1120, £908 North Doddington, £970, £965 Gelt Hall Farm, £904 Bulls Head Farm Montbeliarde £1000 Hill House, £909 Lamonby Hal Beef Shorthorn £999 Farlam Hill Farm Dairy Shorthorn £996 Cumcatch Farm Hereford £994 Gracies Farm Belted Galloway £916 Thornthwaite Hall

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 218.5p, 175.5p, 146.5p Gracies Farm, 187.5p Green Farm, 153.5p Lodge Farm, 148.5p Netherhill Farm Limousin 206.5p, 205.5p Upper Brydekirk, 183.5p, 147.5p(x2), 145.5p Midtown Farm, 172.5p Linden House, 170.5p, 157.5p Setmabanning Farm, 163.5p Tedcastle Farm, 157.5p Stonethwaite Farm, The Swaites, 152.5p Mossband Hall, 151.5p Waingate Head, 150.5p Laneside, 148.5p Parkhouse, 146.5p Woodhead Farm Friesian 167.5p, 144.5p, 137.5p, 128.5p North Doddington, 137.5p, 126.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 127.5p High House, 123.5p Bulls Head Farm, 122.5p, 121.5p Drumburgh Castle, 121.5p Bailey Town Blonde 166.5p Oulton Hall Holstein Charolais 165.5p, 145.5p Greenburn, 147.5p Burnside Friesian 165.5p Blackrigg, 160.5p Kirtlebank Farm, 154.5p Evening Hill Farm, 146.5p Cumcatch Farm, 145.5p The Howes, 143.5p Beech Holme Farm, 135.5p Bleaberry Rigg, 131.5p Hardgrove, 131.5p Down by Rigg, 130.5p(x3) High Field, 130.5p Wood Farm, 129.5p Lamonby Hall, 129.5p Woodhouse, 127.5p Newton Field, 127.5p Craighouse, 126.5p Drumburgh Castle, 125.5p Woodhouse, 125.5p Lodge Farm Holstein 161.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm, 153.5p, 129.5p Newbampton Farm, 153.5p Petteril Bank Farm, 145.5p Pears Ghyll Farm, 135.5p Hargrove, 130.5p(x3) Angus Well Farm Simmental 158.5p Kirtleton House Aberdeen Angus 154.5p Outer Woodhead, 147.5p High Dovecote Beef Shorthorn 146.5p Farlam Hill Farm Dairy Shorthorn 140.5p Cumcatch Farm Hereford 135.5p Gracies Farm, 131.5p Relief Farm Fleckvieh 131.5p, 127.5p(x2) Stoneybrook Farm Norwegian Red 127.5p Bailey Town Montbeliarde 126.5p Lamonby Hall, 122.5p Hill House Belted Galloway 124.5p(x2) Thornthwaite Hall

CAST BULLS: 9 stock bulls were on offer. Messrs Maw & Sons, Beaumont House sold a Blue stock bull for 1178kg at 141.5p totalling £1666 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Holliday, Newbampton Farm sold a British Blue stock bull for 1068kg at 146.5p totalling £1564 to Owain Llyr. Messrs Hodgson, Drumburgh Castle Farm sold an Aberdeen Angus stock bull for 1197kg at 127.5p totalling £1526 to Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Todhunter, Greyrigg sold the top priced Charolais stock bull for 1059kg at 137.5p totalling £1456 to Jewitts Meats. Messrs Dempster, Castlehill sold the top priced Limousin stock bull for 1009kg at 142.5p totalling £1437 to Owain Llyr.

Leading Prices per Head: British Blue £1666 Beaumont House, £1564 Newbampton Farm Aberdeen Angus £1526 Drumburgh Castle, £1450 Foregirth Charolais £1456 Greyrigg Limousin £1437 Castlehill, £1325 Newton Rigg Holstein Friesian £1215 Dearham Hall

Leading Prices per Kilo: British Blue 146.5p Newbampton Farm, 141.5p Beaumont House Limousin 142.5p Castlehill, 136.5p Newton Rigg Charolais 137.5p Greyrigg Aberdeen Angus 131.5p Foregirth, 127.5p Drumburgh Castle

PRIME SHEEP: The weekly sale of prime hoggs and cast sheep saw an increased entry of 1776 head. Numbers continue to be a struggle to source and with this the price continues to soar with returns seeing unprecedented levels for the time of year. An overall average of 262p which translates to £116.21 per head. 23 lots of sheep sold in excess of £140 with 71 lots over £130, countless sheep of all type sailed past £120 with ease. Messrs Fell, Stanger Hill brought forward some fabulous butchers lambs to top the sale at £154 with others at £150 and £148 to average £150 a head.
Beltex lambs topped per kilo at 341.5p for a pen from Messrs Oliver, Walton Woodhead selling at £140 a head. Suffolks peaked at £130 from Messrs Morton, Church Farm, Penrith and to 270pph from Adam & Amy Bell, Thethwaite, Wigton. Mules sold to £124 for a pen from Messrs Story, Jacksonrigg, Longtown and to 260.7p from Messrs Armstrong, Shankfield Head, Longtown. Hill lambs sold to £120 & 275.9p for Blackies from MJ Dixon, Stubbs Farm, Hexham

Leading prices per head:

Texel £154, £150, £148 (x2) Stanger Hill; £152 Beech Farm; £149, £140 Upper Tinwald Farm; £145, £143  Laneside; £143, £141, £140, £138.5 Beechcroft Farm; £143, £140, £139 Basco Dyke £142 Jackson Rigg; £141 Dickstree; £140 Ingledene; £139 Edenlin Beltex £150 Swallowdene; £141, £124 Lanerton; £140 Walton Woodhead; £132, £122 Hollands; £132 (x2), £124 Beech Croft; £130, £128 Shank Castle; £129, £120 Castlehill; £128, £126, £121 Hollands; £127, £121 Anchor Farm; £122 The Lake; £121 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage Dutch Texel £141 (x2), £133, £132, £125 Unity Farm; £138, £130, £126, £126, £124 Thirlwall Castle Farm; £131(x2), £130, £129, £128, £125  New Grange Farm; £126, £124, £123 Sycamore House; £122 Mossband Hall Suffolk £130 Church Farm; £126 Broomhill £126 Low House Farm; £125, £124, £122 Outer Woodhead; £125 Oakbank Farm; £122 White House; £120 Albyfield; £119, £112 Mirkbooths; £118 Lanehead Farm; £117 Brownrigg; £115 Roe Farm; £114 Eastfield Charollais £130 (x2) Swallowdene; £124, £116.5 Outer Woodhead Greyface £124, £117 Jackson Rigg; £122, £116, £112Church Farm; £118.5 Low House Farm; £118, £111.5 Old Church Farm; £114 (x2) Reaygarth; £113 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage; £113 Stobbs Farm; £112.5 Low Moor; £111 Hollands Blackface £120, £116 Stobbs Farm Leicesters £115 Stobbs Farm; £107, £106 Midtodhills; £100 West Cocklaw Swaledale  £108 Hargill House Herdwick £102 Clea Hall

Leading Prices Pence per kilo:

Beltex 341.5p, 305.4p, 301.3p, 300pWalton Woodhead; 330.8p , 311.7p Castlehill; 327p, 306p Anchor Farm; 319.1p Swallowdene; 318.1p (x2), 302.4p Beechcroft Farm; 312.8p, 312.2p, 300p(x2) Hollands; 310p Lanerton; 305.3p, 298.7p The Throp; 302.3p Shank Castle Texel 330.4p, 327.9p, 317.1p, 314.8p, 309.1p, 307.7p, 306.2p, 303.9p, 301.1p, 294.3p Beechcroft Farm; 324.1p The Lake; 314.7p, 295.5p Rietfontain; 306.2p Brownrigg; 305.3p , 304.9p , 294.9pNewbiggin Farm; 300p West Cocklaw; 297.6pFar  Brownrigg; 295p Upper Tinwald Farm Dutch Texel 317.1p, 304.7p, 301.2p(x2), 294.4p, 286.7p  New Grange Farm; 313.6p, 307.3p (x2), 295.5p, 285.4p Thirlwall Castle Farm; 300p, 291.1p Sycamore House; 300p Unity Farm; 297.4p, 290.5p Mossband Hall; 293.8p Unity Farm; 283.1p, 280.5p Springfield Farm Charollais 295.2p, 277.4p, 275.9p Outer Woodhead Blackface 275.9p Stobbs Farm Suffolk 270p Thethwaite Farm; 269.2p, 254.2p, 250p Outer Woodhead; 267.4p Roe Farm; 266.7p, 254.1p Mirkbooths; 260p Brownrigg; 257.1p Low House Farm; 250.6p Shankfield Head; 250.5p Eastfield; 250p Albyfield; 250p Oakbank Farm Greyface 260.7p Shankfield Head; 256.8p Stobbs Farm; 252.8p Low Moor; 249.5p Low House Farm; 248.2p Baggrow Farm; 246.7p Hollands; 245.2p 9×2) Reaygarth; 245p Branch End Farm; 242.4p Old Church Farm; 241.4p The Throp Herdwick 250p Rietfontain Swaledale 234.8p Hargill House

CAST SHEEP: 140 cast ewes were forward at the weekly sale where trade was simply on fire with a whole sale average of £100.50.  Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall’s run of 26 ewes sold to average £138.50, the same home topped at £155 for a pen of 7 cracking Texel x ewes.  Mules sold to £106 from Messrs James, Midtodhills. Blackies sold to £88 from Messrs Armstrong, Lanehead and Messrs Morton, Church Farm sold a pen of 13 Swaledales to £77.

Ewes: Texel £155 (x2) £149, £142, £136, £122 Cardew Hall; £140, £118  Wolsty Farm; £129 Ingledene; £128, £116 Border Rigg; £122 Outer Woodhead; £120 The Guards; £117 Outer Woodhead; £116 Low Moorhouse Farm Beltex £150 Cardew Hall Suffolk £135 Mill Farm; £124 Cardew Hall; £120 Outer Woodhead Hill/Cheviot £108 Cardew Hall; £99 Leigh Croft Greyface £106 Midtodhills; £105 Wolsty Farm; £98, £88 Croft House; £97 Parkhead Farm; £96 Leigh Croft; £95, £93 Reservoir Farm; £93 Home Farm Lleyn £106 Nunfield Leicester £100 Horsleyhill Farm Easycare £98 Peddar Hill Charollais £95 Rose Cottage Dutch Texel £90 Springfield Farm Blackface £88 Lanehead Farm; £88 Stobbs Farm Swaledale £77 Church Farm; £74 Midtodhills Herdwick £64, £63

Rams: Beltex £108 Castlehill; Texel £132 Jackson Rigg; £116 Edenlin; £110 (x2) Parkhead Farm; £108 Cardew Hall Swaledale £90 Cold Shields Herdwick £84 Clea Hall;


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