Harrison & Hetherington’s farmstock business dates back to 1870 with its Borderway Mart at Carlisle now one of the largest and leading livestock sale centres in the UK, handling some 800,000 head of cattle and sheep on an annual basis and providing a proficient service to sellers and buyers from all geographical locations, including Europe.
The company operates eight other marts: Kirkby Stephen, Lazonby and Broughton-in-Furness in Cumbria; Middleton-in-Teesdale in County Durham; Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway; Newcastleton and St.Boswells in the Scottish Borders and Wooler in North Northumberland. Specialist livestock sales are also conducted at various other sites culminating in 120,000 cattle and 680,000 sheep sold either by auction or private treaty annually.
Harrison & Hetherington are also the official appointed auctioneers for all major beef, dairy, equine and sheep breed societies and clubs throughout the UK.
The high standard of service Harrison & Hetherington is able to provide to international buyers and sellers is reflected by the active interest shown by progressive continental and home breeders purchasing animals through the sale rings for export to Europe – Belgium, Spain, Italy, France and Southern Ireland.
Highly respected by pedigree and commercial farmers nationwide and in specialist fields worldwide, the business is based upon solid foundations yet is innovative enough to be best placed to face future challenges which may lie ahead within the agricultural industry.
In addition, on farm sales can be arranged and it is worth noting that Harrison & Hetherington don’t just auction livestock – agricultural machinery, commercial vehicles, plant and implement auctions are held on a regular basis.