Border British Blue Club Primestock Show & Sale

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 18th March 2019, The Border British Blue Club held their annual show and sale of primestock in conjunction with Harrison and Hetherington’s weekly primestock sale.

An excellent show of cattle was brought forward for judge Mr Mike Harrison, Harrison Butchers, Wigton, to cast his expert eye over. He awarded the Champion rosette to the first prize heifer, consigned by Messrs Blaylock, Kirkend, Coldstream. This black heifer was sired by Betws Elliot, weighted 662kg, and sold to 219.5ppk or £1453.09 to Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.

Champion & 1st prize winning heifer shown by JG & M Little, Greenhill, Wigton


Taking Reserve was the first prize steer, from Messrs N Dixon, Low Whinnow Farm, Thursby.  This black bullock sold for 682kg, 200.5ppk, £1503.81and was knocked down to Pioneer Foods, Carlisle.

The 1st prize bull was won by Messrs Hill & Devine, Hill End Farm, Biggar and later sold for £1442 to  achieve the top overall pence per kilo of 234.5p.  This entry was purchased by Ralph Pearson.

In a strong class of cows, Messrs A & CS Comrie, Stonebyres took the top spot with an excellent pedigree bred cow sired by Ballygrange Alex.  She weighed 921kg and sold for 144.5ppk or £1330.85 and was purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.          

Maulscastle Farms run of cows topped at 951kg, 173.5ppk or £1649 and to 790kg, 175.5ppk or £1386 both purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Corrie, Stonebyres Mains sold a British Blue cow for 895kg, 183.5ppk or £1642 and to 986kg, 163.5ppk or £1612 also to Mr Kirkpatrick.

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: British Blue £1649 £1386 Northfield Park, £1642, £1612, £1240 Stonebyres Mains, £1372, £1302, £1280 Wyse Hill Farm, £1239 Kinkry Hill Farm, £1169 Bowscale Farm, £1094 South Road, £1045 Woodhall Farm, £1007 Fell End, Aberdeen Angus £1624 South Road, £1245, £1240 Down Hall, £1138 Ridley Farm, Charolais £1471, £1379 South Road, £1078 Lesson Hall Farm, Limousin £1344 Northfield Park, £1341, £1258 Widdrington Farm, £1330, £1211, £1170 South Road, £1252 Niven Hill, £1239, £1128 Wyse Hill Farm, £1198, £1108 Cracrop Farm, £1172, £1067 Bonshawside, £1135 Stephney Farm, £1133, £1041 Balgray Hill, £1121 Hosket Hill Farm, Simmental £1292, £1142 South Road, £1192 New Steading Farm, £1010 Hosket Hill Farm, Holstein Friesian £1144, £1030 Skelcies Hall, £1074 Smalmstown Farm, £997 Bectonhall, £985 Whinney Hill Farm, £977 Hallfield, £935 Upper Barr, £929 Peluto Grange, £923 Arbrack, £922 Woodhouse, £911 Dearham Hall, £909 Wormanby Farm, Fleckvieh £1047 Wardpark, Holstein £1043 Musgrave Hall, £1001 Bectonhall, £975 Gill Farm, £970 Kirtlevale, £913 Smalmstown Farm, £903 Blencogo House, British Friesian £985 East Bowhill Farm, £939, £915 Peulto Park, Galloway £929 Balgray Hill.

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 199.5p (x3) Wyse Hill Farm, 183.5p, 163.5p, 147.5p Stonebyres Mains, 175.5p, 173.5p Northfield Park, 159.5p Kinkry Hill Farm, 149.5p South Road, 149.5p Fell End, Aberdeen Angus 163.5p, 159.5p, 139.5p Down Hall, 136.5p South Road, Saler 149.5p Far Hills, Galloway 149.5p (x2), 148.5p, 146.5p, 144.5p (x2), 140.5p, 139.5p Gift Hall Farm, 135.5p Balgray Hill, British Friesian 149.5p, 143.5p, 113.5p Pelutho Park, 120.5p Windy Hill, 120.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 118.5p Stybeck Farm, 116.5p East Bowhill Farm, 114.5p Marsh House, 113.5p Parkgate Hall, Swedish Red & White 148.5p Wardpark, Blonde 147.5p Chapel House Farm, Holstein Friesian 145.5p Park Farm, 143.5p, 128.5p, 120.5p Skelcies Hall, 139.5p, 138.5p Smalmstown Farm, 139.5p Bectonhall, 136.5p Brownrigg Hall Farm, 134.5p Park House, 133.5p Burthwaite Croft, 129.5p (x2), 128.5p, 119.5p Sorrow Stones, 129.5p Lane End Farm, 123.5p Arbrack, 123.5p Drumraik Farm, 119.5p Woodhouse, 117.5p Whinny Hill Farm, 116.5p, 112.5p Hallfield, 115.5p High Field, 115.5p, 114.5p, 113.5p Upper Barr, 114.5p Greenwrae, 113.5p Randalinton Farm, 113.5p Peluto Grange, 112.5p Prestrie Farm, 110.5p Brownrigg Hall Farm, Holstein 144.5p, 114.5p Blencogo House, 140.5p Hill House, 139.5p Smalmstown Farm, 120.5p Kirtlevale, 116.5p, 110.5p Riggheads, 115.5p Skelton Gill Farm, 114.5p Bectonhall, 113.5p Down By Rigg, 111.5p Angus Well Farm, Charolais 144.5p, 140.5p South Road, Fleckvieh 143.5p Wardpark, 118.5p East Bowhill Farm, Brown Swiss 143.5p Gamerigg Farm, Parthenais 139.5p Marina House, Simmental 137.5p Steadings Farm, 136.5p, 135.5p South Road, 134.5p Hosket Hill Farm, Ayrshire 121.5p, 118.5p Rosewain Farm, Montbeliarde 120.5p Lowther Low Moor, Beef Shorthorn 120.5p Greenfield, 118.5p, 114.5p Farlam Hill Farm, Limousin 117.5p, 159.5p, 141.5p Wyse Hill Farm, 176.5p, 175.5p Cracrop Farm, 167.5p Windy Hill, 166.5p, 159.5p Widdrington Farm, 159.5p Northfield Park, 157.5p Niven Hill, 150.5p, 141.5p Balgray Hill, 149.5p Bonshawside, 144.5p, 141.5p South Road, 143.5p Stepheny Farm, 143.5p Mains Collin Farm, 142.5p Hesleywell, Norwegian Red 110.5p Moor Park Farm, Jersey 86.5p Upmanby Farm, 84.5p Burthwaite Croft.            

Prize list as follows:-


1st – N Dixon, Low Whinnow Farm, Whinnow, Thursby, Carlisle, Cumbria – 682kg, 200.5ppk, £1503.81

2nd – DJ Livingstone, Kirtlevale, Gretna, Dumfriesshire – 631kg, 217.5ppk, £1372.43


1st – S & D Blaylock, Kirkend, Birgham, Coldstream, Berwickshire – 662kg, 219.5ppk, £1453.09

2nd – N Dixon, Low Whinnow Farm, Whinnow, Thursby, Carlisle, Cumbria – 582kg, 221.5ppk, £1289.13


1st – A & CS Comrie, Stonebyres Mains, Stonebyres, Lanarkshire 921kg, 144.5ppk, £1330.85

2nd – Maulscastle Farm, 25 Northfield Park, Annan, Dumfriesshire 795kg, 157.5ppk, £1252.13

3rd – Maulscastle Farm, 25 Northfield Park, Annan, Dumfriesshire 806kg, 166.5ppk, £1341.99


1st – Messrs Hill & Devine, Hillend Farm, Roberton, Biggar, Lanarkshire – 615kg, 234.5ppk, £1442.18

2nd – JJ Henderson & Son, Park House Farm, Nether Welton, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria – 716kg, 177.5ppk, £1270.90

OVERALL CHAMPION – S & D Blaylock, Kirkend, Birgham, Coldstream, Berwickshire (Heifer)

RESERVE OVERALL CHAMPION – N Dixon, Low Whinnow Farm, Whinnow, Thursby, Carlisle, Cumbria.