Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 15th February 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly sale of store cattle and offered a sound catalogued entry of 470 head which included over 140 native breed cattle being predominantly Angus, Shorthorn and Hereford pure and cross bred types.
The sale began with older classes of cattle and these continued to sell well peaking at £1390 for a very shapely red home-bred Limousin cross steer at 20 months of age from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House, Corbridge. This one was followed very closely by a tremendous black Limousin cross heifer at 18 months from Messrs Allgood, Nunwick, Simonburn which sold for £1370 having been expertly turned out by their farm mananger David Thirlwell and staff.
The dearest native breed beast on the day was a sharp Angus bullock from well-known local producer, regular consignor and longstanding exponent of the black breed Dennis Burn, Aydonshields, Hexhamshire and the bullock at 19 months changed hands at £1355.
The Charolais breed came next with a hefty white bullock from John Carpenter, Rare Dene, Cornsay which, at 21 months of age scaled to £1350.
With day’s lengthening and perhaps an unseasonable trace of spring in the air buyers came forward again in greater numbers with levels maintained at last week’s good rates for all classes.
Yearling types were again sought after and the best of these sorts continue to exceed vendors expectations. Charolais bullocks sold to £1280 from Messrs FT Walton, Flotterton, British Blue crosses sold to £1235 from Messrs Lee, Harwoodshield, whilst Limousin crosses sold to £1130 from Messrs Burn, Grange Houses and Angus yearlings sold to £1100 from Callum Storrow & Charlotte Walton; C&C Farming, Flotterton.
A noteable highlight of the sale was a smashing run of 10-11 month old Limousin cross steers and heifers which had been bred and housed for the first half of the winter high up in The Rede Valley from James Pritchard, Evistones, Otterburn. The calves had been well tended and were shown in good order with buyer interest from around the ring which saw steers peak at £1115 to average £1025 for 18 sold with 13 heifer sisters topping out at £980 and averaging £840 throughout.
With buyers now emerging that are keen for younger cattle that will be destined for grazing when spring finally arrives vendors with such animals to sell are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be pleased to discuss the current market or visit your farm to appraise cattle prior to sale.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £1055 Springwell, £1040 Hepscott Manor
Charolais x heifers – £1025 (x2) Newlands Haugh
Limousin x steers – £1280 Blackburn, £1265 Fairley, £1245 Blackburn, £1240 White House Matfen, £1190 West Deanraw, £1180 White House Matfen, £1175 Hepscott Manor, £1145 Berry Edge
Limousin x heifers - £1090 Luns House, £1070 East Uppertown, £1050 Fairley & Nunwick, £1030 West Deanraw (x2), £1020 West Grange
British Blue x steers – £1100 Fairley
British Blue x heifers - £1130 Silloans
Simmental x steers – £1115 Springwell
Angus x heifers – £1285 Fairley, £1150 East Butsfield
Beef Shorthorn steers - £1075 Duddo Hill
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1350 Rare Dean, £1315 Tenter House, £1270 & £1265 Grange Farm, £1260 Tenter House, £1215 & £1190 Grange Farm, £1170 Springwell, £1165 Hepscott Manor, £1160 Springwell & Grange Farm, £1120 White House Matfen, £1100 Hepscott Manor
Charolais x heifers – £1240 Hepscott Manor (x2), £1190 Springwell, £1140 Rare Dean, £1130 Grange Farm & Hepscott Manor, £1085 Hepscott Manor, £1070 Rare Dean, £1060 Grange Farm, £1040 Rare Dean, £1025 Newlands Haugh, £1000 High Trewhitt, £970 Springwell
Limousin x steers – £1390 Halton Red House, £1315 Blackburn, £1235 White House Matfen, £1225 Berry Edge & West Deanraw, £1205 White House Matfen, £1200 Silloans (x2), £1190 Duddo Hill, £1175 Berry Edge, £1165 West Grange & Flotterton, £1160 Blackhalls, £1150 West Grange & New Acres, £1120 West Deanraw, £1100 Airy Holm, £1070 Duddo Hill (x2) & Blackburn, £1050 White House Matfen & Camphill, £1035 Hope Foot, £1030 Duddo Hill
Limousin x heifers – £1370 Nunwick, £1255 Pitland Hills, £1250 Nunwick, £1240 Berry Edge, £1220 Nunwick, £1200 Halton Red House, £1155 High Trewhitt, £1100 West Grange & Silloans, £1080 Nunwick, £1075 Luns House (x2) & Nunwick, £1060 Chesters, £1050 Camphill, £1045 Grange House, £990 Berwick Hill, Chesters & New Acres
British Blue x steers - £1270 Harwood Shield, £1130 Camphill, £1055 Hepscott Manor, £985 Peddar Hill
British Blue x heifers – £1035 Camphill
Simmental x steers – £1065, £1050 & £1000 Peddar Hill
Simmental x heifers – £1020 High Trewhitt
Angus x steers -£1365 & £1300 Aydonshields, £1260 Blackhalls, £1235 Kiln Hill, £1230 & £1225 Peddar Hill, £1200 & £1190 (x2) Airy Holm, £1155, £1150 & £1140 Peddar Hill, £1130 Kiln Hill, £1125 Grange Farm, £1120 Springwell, £1110 Flotterton, £1100 Grange House, £1095 & £1070 Airy Holm, £1050 Springwell, £1020 Hedley West, £1010 Rugley Walls
Angus x heifers – £1260 Kiln Hill, £1130 Aydonshields, £1090 Airy Holm, £1080 Flotterton Cottage, £1070 Kiln Hill & Airy Holm, £1055 & £1030 Airy Holm, £1020 Byreside, £1010 Peddar Hill, £990 Kiln Hill+
Beef Shorthorn steers - £1145 Duddo Hill, £1030 Peddar Hill, £1005 Hope Foot
Hereford x steers - £1040 Newlands Haugh, £980 Duddo Hill
Hereford x heifers - £915 Newlands Haugh
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1280 Flotterton, £1180 Tenter House, £1000 & £965 Little Harle
Charolais x heifers - £1090 Grange Farm
Limousin x steers – £1130 Grange House, £1115, £1085, £1070 & £1065 (x2) & £1050 Evistones, £1030 Round Meadows, £1020 Lands Farm, £1000 Grange House, £995 Blackhalls, £990 Round Meadows & Lands Farm, £985 Flotterton Cottage, £970 Lands Farm
Limousin x heifers – £1065 Harwood Shield, £1030 Tarset Hall, £1010 Lands Farm, £980 Evistones, £950 Flotterton Cottage & Tarset Hall
British Blue x steers – £1235 Harwood Shield, £1000 Dykehead, £965 The Fawns
Angus x steers – £1100 Flotterton Cottage, £1090 Little Harle, £1070 Partridge Nest, £1040 Old Town & East Butsfield, £1030 East Butsfield, £1020 & £1000 Partridge Nest, £995 Tursdale House, £970 Whittonshields, £960 East Butsfield
Beef Shorthorn steers - £1090 Old Town
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £950 Lands Farm & Baal Hill, £945 West Biggens, £940 Round Meadows, £935 Baal Hill
Angus x steers – £1020 & £965 Allendale Farm, £955 Old Town
Hexham Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 819 cast sheep. A lot more scanned ewes forward this week resulting in more, leaner sorts. Trade would be sharper than last week especially Mule ewes and Horned ewes which in general would be £5 sharper than the previous week.
Tups again were keenly bid for with a high of £116 for two Texels from M/s JT Nixon & Son, Stotsfold.
Horned ewes saw a nice rise also with Blackface ewes selling to £69 for a good pen of 33 from M/s JE Woodman & Son, Great Chesters.
Texel - £116 & £100 Stotsfold, £89 The Shield, £68 Burnbank, £67 Wolf Hills
Texel x – £104 Hallington High Farm, £99 Hallington High Farm, Great Chesters & Milbourne High House, £96 The Fawns & Hetherington, £92 Great Chesters, £90 Hallington High Farm, £89 New Dotland, £88 Hallington High Farm, £87 Stotsfold, £86 Bellingham Demesne, £85 Thornbrough, £84 The Fawns & Milbourne High House, £83 The Fawns, £81 Hedley Park, £79 Thornbrough & Lee Hall, £78 Low Ardley, £76 Wallhouses & Gunnerton Demesne, £71 Lee Hall & Ewesley, £70 East Uppertown & High Baulk, £69 Millfield Demesne, Gunnerton Demesne & Edges Green, £68 Wolf Hills, £67 Elrington Hall, £64 Thornbrough, Hedley Park & Lilswood Cottage, £60 Thornley Pit House, £59 Millfield Demesne & Duddo Hill, £58 High Baulk
Dutch Texel x - £67 & £60 High Fell
Suffolk x – £103 Wallhouses, £84 Gunnerton Demesne, £80 Sillywrea, £75 Gunnerton Demesne, £72 & £61 Thornley Pit House
Beltex x - £60 & £51 Stobby Lea, £50 Hetherington
Leicester - £81 Camphill, £67 Kellah, £63 Wolf Hills, £59 Camphill
Zwartbles - £78, £70 & £63 Three Farms
Cheviot – £60 & £55 Barrasford Green
Cheviot Mule – £74, £73 & £64 Barrasford Green
Mule – £71 Gunnerton Demesne, £68 Stotsfold, £67 Great Chesters & Luns House, £66 Hallington High Farm, £65 Hallington High Farm (x2) & Luns House, £64 Greenlaw, East Uppertown, Hedley Park & Elrington Hall, £63 New Dotland, £61 Hetherington & Houxty Bank Head, £59 Thornley Pit House, £58 Luns House & Ewesley, £57 Stotsfold, Camphill, Lilswood Cottage & Bellingham Demesne, £56 Nilston Rigg, Normans Riding, High Fell, Low Ardley & Wadley Farm, £55 Wolf Hills, £54 Greenlaw
Blackface – £69 Great Chesters, £62 Pitland Hills, £61 Great Chesters, £56 New Dotland, £50 Carry House, £48 Bellingham Demesne
Swaledale – £40 Stotsfold, £37 & £33 Lilswood Cottage
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 1724 store hoggs. This week saw an increase of plainer hoggs forward with many vendor’s last batches of hoggs present. This resulted in an easier trade compared to last week. Also a few finishers slightly cautious with the possible future fat trade making longer keep hoggs slightly easier.
This week’s sale highlights are dominated by tup hoggs from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley, Hexham who sold lots to £168, £152, £145, £138 and £125.
Mr AW Dixon, West Heddon sold Texel x hoggs to £90 as did M/s JN & PL Herron, Bensons Fell.
Hoggs wanted for next week’s sale. Entries and enquiries to Drew Patrick 07854361967 or the Office 01434 605444
Texel - £168, £152, £145, £138, £125, £94 & £84 Low Ardley
Texel x – £90 West Heddon & Bensons Fell, £88 West Heddon, £86 Wolf Hills, £85 Hallington High Farm, £84 Bensons Fell, £83 New Dotland, £82 Bavington Hill Head, Willimoteswick & Amerside Law, £81 New Dotland & Thockrington, £80 Wolf Hills, £79 Longlea Netherwitton, Bensons Fell, Elrington Hall & Greenlaw, £78 Stobby Lea, New Dotland & Thockrington, £77.50 Bingfield Combe, £77 Thockrington & Hallington High Farm, £76 Longlea Netherwitton, Wolf Hills & Salmonswell, £75 Newshield, Thockrington & Elrington Hall
Dutch Texel x - £84, £79 & £78.50 Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £84 New Dotland, £82 Capheaton New Houses, £81 Black Hedley, £80.50 Capheaton New Houses, £78 New Dotland & Thockrington, £77 Amerside Law, £75.50 Houxty Bank Head, £75 Capheaton New Houses, £74 Thockrington, £73.50 Amerside Law, £72.50 Black Hedley, £72 Capheaton New Houses, Wadley Farm & Cooperative Terrace, £71.50 Piatroon, £70 Hullerbank, £69 Wallhouses, £68 Black Hedley, Thockrington & Duddo Hill, £67 Thornley Pit House, £65 The Bridges
Beltex x - £80 & £78 The Fawns, £73 Bavington Hill Head
Leicester - £89 Carry House
Zwartbles - £70 Three Farms
Cheviot - £62 Sillywrea
Mule – £74.50 Duddo Hill, £73 Holling Hill, £72 Newshield, £66.50 Duddo Hill, £65.50 Moorlaws, £65 Amerside Law, £64 Black House, £62 & £61 Moorlaws, £60 Thornley Pit House, £59 Newshield, £57 Winnows Hill, £55 Low Carriteth, £50 Duddo Hill, £48 Thornley Pit House
Blackface – £60 Holling Hill, £58 Low Carriteth, £50 Holling Hill & Amerside Law
Swaledale - £62 Stobby Lea, £59.50 Winnows Hill, £56 Amerside Law
Welsh Mule - £72 Bavington Hill Head
Crossbred – £76 & £72 Bavington Hill Head, £70.50 Lodge House, £66 Cheviot View, £64 Lodge House, £59 Newshield Farm & Crescent Farm
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 12th February 2019
A mixed show of clean cattle this week with the better end slightly sharper but the plainer sorts slightly easier.
Highest priced heifer this week came from Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick with an outstanding black Limousin x selling for 230.5ppk
Limousin Heifers – £1348.43 Nunwick, £1263.68 Halton Red House, £1154.91 Nunwick, £1100.40 Halton Red House
230.5p Nunwick, 207.5p Halton Red House, 205.5p Nunwick, 196.5p Halton Red House
Charolais Heifers – £1283.81 & £987.22 Flotterton
211.5p & 173.5p Flotterton
Angus Heifers - £1051.73 & 189.5p Flotterton
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly cast cattle sale with 49 cast cows and bulls forward. A nice entry this week with a good show of cows. The heavier, fleshier cows maintained last weeks rates but the leaner sort of cows were considerably dearer on the week.
Topping the pence per kilo this week was a Limousin x cow from M/s JR Thompson & Son, The Fawns realising 184.5ppk.
Highest grossing cow came from M/s JE Woodman & Son, Great Chesters who sold a tremendous Limousin x cow for £1338.86
Limousin cast bulls sold to 109.5ppk (£1270.20) from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.
Limousin – £1338.86 & £1096.55 Great Chesters, £1042.43 The Fawns, £1037.85 Great Chesters, ££1035.72 The Fawns, £1015.28 Great Chesters, £1004 West Grange, £938.05 Throstle Nest, £924 Flotterton, £880.38 Tarset Hall, £874.74 Glebe Farm, £868 Throstle Nest, £837.64 Kingswood, £817.53 West Grange, £791.30 Harwood Shield, £771.20 Great Chesters
184.5p & 179.5p The Fawns, 155.5p Great Chesters, 141.5p Flotterton, 129.5p Great Chesters, 128.5p Throstle Nest, 127.5p Great Chesters, 125.5p West Grange, 120.5p (x2) Great Chesters, 119.5p Glebe Farm, 117.5p (x2) Tenter House, 116.5p Kingswood, 114.5p West Grange, 113.5p Gleedlee
Limousin (Bull) - £1270.20 & 109.5p Flotterton
Angus - £1052 Flotterton, £883.19 North Acomb
131.5p Flotterton, 108.5p North Acomb, 99.5p Nookton, 93.5p Flotterton
Charolais – £1196.67 Loadman, £1050.44 Harewalls
169.5p Loadman, 139.5p Harewalls
British Blue – £1151.81 Great Chesters, £1138.70 Glebe Farm, £775.21 Little Bavington, £766.50 & £739.13 Hallington New Houses
147.5p Glebe Farm, 141.5p Great Chesters, 113.5p Little Bavington, 112.5p & 109.5p Hallington New House
A few more hoggs forward and slightly easier on the week in line with the national trend and selling to £110 from East Matfen & Glebe Farm. To 243.6p from Nunwick.
Texel x – £110 & £102 East Matfen, £100 Baal Hill, £97 East Matfen, £95 Haas Side, New Dotland, Armond Carr, Nunwick & East Matfen, £94.50 Baal Hill, £94 Haas Side, £93 Armond Carr, £92 Haas Side, Great Bavington & East Matfen, £91 Nunwick & Grange Farm, £90 New Dotland, Tenter House, Baal Hill, Blackburn (x2), Low West House, Low Eshells, Nunwick & Grange Farm, £89 Matfen High House, £88.50 Matfen High House & Comb Hills, £88 Low West House & Grange Farm (x3), £87.50 Great Bavington, £87 Matfen High House, New Dotland & Low Eshells, £86.50 Middle Heads, £85.50 New Dotland & Grange Farm, £85 Blackburn (x2), Aydonshields (x2) & Middle Heads, £84.50 Low Eshells (x3), £83.50 Middle Heads, £83 Tenter House & Middle Heads
243.6p Nunwick, 231.8p East Matfen, 231.7p Haas Side, 230.8p Nunwick, 230p Haas Side & East Matfen, 226.2p East Matfen, 225p Low West House, 223.1p Matfen High House, 220p & 219.1p East Matfen, 218.4p Tenter House, 216.7p Nunwick & Grange Farm, 214.3p & 212.5p Blackburn, 210.9p East Matfen, 209.3p New Dotland, 207.1p Low Eshells, 204.4p Haas Side, 202.4p Aydonshields, 201.1p Comb Hills, 195.2p Blackburn, 195.1p Tenter House, 193.6p Keepwick, 190.5p Tenter House, 189.5p Great Bavington, 189.4p Matfen High House, 188.9p Middle Heads, 188.4p New Dotland, 186.4p Matfen High House, 186.1p Aydonshields, 185p Keepwick, 184.4p Matfen High House, 183.7p Tenter House & Grange Farm, 180p Baal Hill
Suffolk x – £110 & £103 Glebe Farm, £98 Middle Heads, £90 Low Eshells, £87 Haas Side & Baal Hill, £86.50 Low Eshells, £84 New Dotland, £82 Great Bavington, £80 New Dotland & Middle Heads, £79 Great Bavington, £78 Low Eshells, £77 & £76 Great Bavington
194.4p, 186.4p & 185.9p Great Bavington, 185p Haas Side, 183.7p & 183.3p Great Bavington, 181.8p New Dotland, 177.8p Middle Heads, 177.6p Haas Side, 176.7p Great Bavington, 174p Baal Hill, 173.3p & 170.7p Low Eshells
Beltex x – £95 Blackburn & Low West House, £90 (x2) & £88 Low West House
231.6p, 230.8p, 226.2p & 225p Low West House, 182.7p Blackburn
Mule – £80.50 New Dotland, £79 (x2) Baal Hill
179.6p (x2) Baal Hill, 175p New Dotland
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £62 Matfen High House
Mule – £45 Matfen High House
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 8th February 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts offered a catalogued entry of 334 head of store cattle and with increased numbers of buyers at the ringside all classes were once again dearer on the week.
A smashing catalogue of quality was evident throughout and this quality was reflected in the trade; the sale peaking at £1370 for a huge, well-bred Charolais cross steer at 18 months of age from John & David Longlands, Tone Hall. This was closely followed by two superbly shapely 7/8 bred Limousin cross heifers at 14 months which led a fantastic offering from The Browell Brothers, Quarry House; these two selling for £1340 each and destined for further breeding within a well-known County Durham suckler herd. Quarry House steers peaked at £1275 for a great pen of 5 black bullocks all at 12-14 months and the entire run of ten steers and ten heifers averaged a well-deserved £1219 throughout.
Native breed cattle peaked at £1235 for a hefty Angus cross by a registered sire at 19 months of age from noted native breed producer Dennis Burn, Aydonshields.
The youngest class of cattle saw greater numbers entered and a sharper trade also as more interest was apparent at the ringside. The cattle at ten months of age and younger peaked at £1060 for a smart Blue cross bullock from Messrs Storrow, Willimoteswick with another by a Limmy sire at £1040. Tony Wigham, Todhillwood sold three of his well-bred steers at the same age; a single at £1030, followed by a pair at the same tariff whilst the largest run of cattle at this age came from Messrs Bell, Woodhall. The Bardon Mill based family farming operation sold a smart run of steers and heifers at 8-9 months of age with trademark shape and style that attracted great interest to see steers peak at £1000 for no fewer than 9 of their offering whilst heifers topped at £995.
With daylight hours beginning to lengthen prospective purchasers are keen for cattle at the Hexham ringside and demand has lifted from that seen throughout January. The auctioneers would welcome enquiries regarding the entry of any cattle for sale and can be contacted on 01434 605444.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1190 & £1130 Farnamullan
Limousin x steers – £1200 Luns House
Limousin x heifers - £1120 Pry Hill, £1030 Hard Riding, £1015 Luns House
Simmental x steers – £1140 Greencarts
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1370 & £1335 Tone Hall, £1325 Rare Dean, £1200, £1185 & £1135 White House Birtley, £1095 Kirkley March
Charolais x heifers – £1265, £1230, £1190, £1170 & £1165 Farnamullan, £1160 Rare Dean, £1150 Farnamullan, £1110 Tone Hall, £1100 Rare Dean, £1050 White House Birtley, £1010 Farnamullan, £990 Farnamullan & White House Birtley
Limousin x steers – £1280 & £1255 High House, £1250 High House & Luns House, £1205 Luns House, £1195 Kirkley March, £1190 Comb Hills & Luns House, £1185 Little Harle, £1165 Kirkley March, £1160 Kirkley March & New Acres, £1140 & £1125 Kirkley March, £1120 Pry Hill, £1100 Quarry House, £1080 Greencarts, £1075 Kirkley March, £1070 Rare Dean, £1055 & £1040 Kirkley March, £1015 Duddo Hill, £1000 Kirkley March & Quarry House
Limousin x heifers – £1340 Quarry House, £1235 Farnamullan, £1230 Quarry House, £1225 Pry Hill, £1200 Tarset Hall, £1190 Farnamullan, £1180 Luns House, £1175 Quarry House, £1165 Hard Riding, £1160 High House, Farnamullan & Little Harle, £1150 Farnamullan, £1145 Little Harle, £1105 Farnamullan & East Uppertown, £1100 Luns House, £1095 Luns House & East Uppertown, £1085 Farnamullan, £1075 East Uppertown, £1070 White House Birtley, £1060 Luns House, Farnamullan & East Uppertown, £1040 Thornton Tower, £1035 Settlingstones, £1020 Farnamullan, £1000 Luns House, £995 Comb Hills, £990 Allendale Farm & Tarset Hall
British Blue x heifers – £1210, £1160 & £1080 Hard Riding
Angus x steers -£1235 & £1160 Aydonshields, £1150 Duddo Hill, £1130 Allendale Farm
Angus x heifers – £1065 Aydonshields, £1030 Allendale Farm
Hereford x steers - £1035 & £1030 Duddo Hill
Hereford x heifers - £900 Bunker Hill
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1150, £1140 (x2), £1100, £1070, £1060 & £1040 Little Harle
Charolais x heifers - £1280 & £1130 Tone Hall, £1070 Comb Hills & Tone Hall, £995 Little Harle
Limousin x steers – £1275 & £1270 Quarry House, £1115 Tarset Hall, £1110 & £1095 Low Middleton, £1080 Close House, £1070 Salmonswell, £1060 Willimoteswick, £1050 Thornton Tower, £1045 Edges Green & Low Middleton, £1040 & £1035 Salmonswell, £1030 Thornton Tower, £1020 The Knarr, £1000 Woodhall & Settlingstones, £990 The Knarr, Thornton Tower & Salmonswell
Limousin x heifers – £1240 & £1135 Quarry House, £1090 Low Ardley, £1080 Quarry House, £1060 Salmonswell, £1055 Low Ardley (x3), £1030 Low Ardley & Settlingstones, £1025 Low Ardley (x2) & Tarset Hall, £1015 Low Ardley, £1010 Todhillwood, £1005 Low Ardley, £995 The Knarr & Woodhall, £970 Tarset Hall
British Blue x steers – £1220 Quarry House, £1010 The Knarr
British Blue x heifers – £945 The Knarr
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £1040 Willimoteswick, £1030 Todhillwood (x2), £1020 & £1015 Salmonswell, £1000 Todhillwood, £970 Woodhall (x2)
Limousin x heifers – £925 Edges Green
British Blue x steers – £1060 Willimoteswick, £1000 (x3) Woodhall, £995 Willimoteswick, £990 (x2) & £980 Woodhall
British Blue x heifers – £935 Close House
Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly sale of 716 cast sheep this week. There would be more leaner sorts in this week but well fleshed ewes and especially tups a good firm trade.
Trade topped at £106 twice for Texel x ewes from M/s Dalton, Glenhill Farm and M/s JK&F Charlton, Middle Farm Cottage.
Texel - £92 Woodlands, £90 Wall Fell & Stone Hall, £84 Billerley, £80 Thornton Tower
Texel x – £106 Glenhill, £ & Middle Farm, £94 West Moorhouses, £91 Hedley Park & Errington, £90 Glenhill, Errington, West Wharmley, South Clarewood & Thornbrough, £88 Errington, £86 Cheeseburn Grange & Rose Cottage, £85 Causey Burn & East Flass, £83 South Clarewood, £80 West Moorhouses & China Hall
Suffolk x – £100 West Wharmley, £96 Colepike, £92 South Clarewood, £88 High Knitsley, £81 Hownsgill, £79 Colepike, £78 Rugley Walls, £74 Hedley Park
Beltex x - £100 & £76 Blakelaw, £72 Wadley Farm, £70 Hownsgill & Blakelaw
Leicester - £72 Greencarts, £70 Baal Hill
Cheviot – £91 Hedley Park
Mule – £72 Greencarts, £69 West Wharmley, £68 Hedley Park, £66 Billerley & East Fourstones, £64 Bagraw, £63 Beaumont House, £62 South Clarewood, Wall Fell & Cheeseburn Grange, £61 Stobbilee, £60 Glenhill, £59 Nilston Rigg, £58 Hedley Park, Rugley Walls & China Hall, £57 West Moorhouses & Tarset Hall, £56 East Fourstones, Stone Hall, Tarset Hall & Baal Hill, £55 Colepike
Blackface – £73 & £61Cleughfoot, £58 Newton Farm, £54 Stoop Rigg, £53 Nilston Rigg, £51 Stoop Rigg, £50 Nilston Rigg, £49 Stoop Rigg, £44 Thornton Tower, £40 Blakelaw
Swaledale – £50 East Unthank, £44 East Unthank & Tarset Hall, £43 Greencarts, £40 East Unthank, £39 Bagraw, £38 Glenhill & Stone Hall
Herdwick - £32 Fairspring
Crossbred - £96 West Moorhouses, £90 Dryside, £68 Wadley Farm, £67 Dryside, £66 Mickley Moor
Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly store sheep sale with 2164 catalogued hoggs. The show of hoggs this week would be much more mixed than last week with more people’s sweepings up coming forward.
Larger hoggs would be very similar trade to previous weeks but smaller longer keep lambs still extremely good to cash.
Sale today was topped by tremendous Dutch Texel hoggs from M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne realising £126 and then also £107
Slightly leaner sorts of Mules and Hill lambs would be slightly easier on the week.
More hoggs again needed for next week with the same number of buyers expected next week. Keep the numbers coming.
For entries or enquiries please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444
Texel - £83.50 Lough Green
Texel x – £98 Butterknowes, £94 West Moorhouses & Edlingham Newtown (x2), £93 Halton Red House, High Baulk & Edlingham Newtown, £92 Lough Green, £91 Fern Dene, £90 West Moorhouses & Thockrington, £88.50 Blackburn, £87.50 Butterknowes, £87 Butterknowes & West Heddon, £86.50 Palm Strothers (x2), £86 East Butsfield & Blackburn, £85 Burmoor (x2), £84 Halton Red House, £83.50 Halton Red House & Burmoor, £83 Woodlands & West Heddon (x2), £82 Bolam West Houses & Palm Strothers, £81.50 South Clarewood, £81 Wall Fell, High Knitsley & Allenheads Farm, £80 Normans Riding (x2)
Dutch Texel x - £126, £107, £93, £92 & £87 Little Swinburne
Suffolk x – £85 East Fourstones, £83.50 Thockrington, £82 Steel Hall, £81 & £80 Laburnum Cottage, £78 South Clarewood & Edlingham Moor, £77.50 Thockrington, £77 & £76.50 Fairley, £76 East Fourstones & Allendale Farm, £75.50 Fairley, £74.50 East Fourstones & Stamford, £74 Thockrington & Settlingstones, £73.50 Stone Stile, £71.50 Allenheads, £70 Steel Hall, £69.50 Heatherslaw, £68.50 Haggwood
Leicester – £79.50 Butterknowes, £72.50 Stone Stile, £71 Ambling Gate
Shropshire - £74 East Cocklaw
Cheviot x – £60 The Heugh
Mule – £83 East Butsfield, £78/ Redburn, £75 Ambling Gate, £70.50 Duddo Hill, £70 East Butsfield & Stewartshields Meadow, £69 Ambling Gate, £68 The Heugh, £67.50 Duddo Hill, £67 Stone Stile, £66 Nilston Rigg, £64 Winnows Hill & Redburn, £63.50 Rattenraw, £62.50 Stewartshields Meadow,
Blackface – £71 Davyshiel, £66 Stoop Rigg, £56 Davyshiel, £55.50 Nilston Rigg, £53.50 Newbiggen, £51 Stoop Rigg, £50 Newton Farm, £49 The Hott, Stoop Rigg & Edlingham Newtown
Swaledale - £67 Ambling Gate, £63 Redburn, £58 Ambling Gate, £51 Ambling Gate & Rattenraw, £50 Broadgates & Sundaysight, £49 Broadgates, £42.50 Sundaysight
Crossbred – £83 Midgeholme, £74.50 Steel Hall
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 5th February 2019
Another good selection of butchers heifers this week that topped at 221.5ppk with a Limousin x from M/s GR Scott & Son, Corneyside, Matfen
Limousin Heifers – £1329, £1171.79 & £1156.91 Corneyside
221.5p, 211.5p &204.5p Corneyside
Charolais Heifers – £1305.19, £1155.95 & £1127.91 Flotterton
209.5p, 196.5p & 189.5p Flotterton
Smaller but better entry of cows this week with all classes sharper again.
Topping the sale was a tremendous British Blue x cow from M/s J&A Moralee, Hard Riding selling for 145.5ppk or £1230.93.
Second most grossing cow came from M/s WD & B Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle selling for £1165.09
Limousin – £1165.09 East Unthank, £979.02 East Butsfield, £948 Burnbank, £912.45 & £849.65 Thockrington, £833.45 & £827.45 East Butsfield, £801.13 Nunwick
131.5p East Unthank, 129.5p & 123.5p East Butsfield, 118.5p Thockrington & Burnbank, 115.5p Thockrington, 111.5p Greencarts, 110.5p Nunwick, 105.5p East Butsfield
Angus -£991.85 & 119.5p Flotterton
British Blue – £1230.93 Hard Riding, £1128.27 Nunwick, £926.82 Allotment, £870.97 Nunwick
145.5p Hard Riding, 135.5p Allotment, 131.5p & 125.5p Nunwick
Simmental - £886.80 Allotment
Galloway - £802.86 Middle Horsleyhope
A smaller but better show of hoggs forward and the average rose by 10p on the week. SQQ 210.5p
Top price was £111 for a tremendous pen from Nunwick (258.1p)
Texel x – £111 Nunwick, £105 The Fawns, £103 Nunwick, £101 Low Ardley, £100 Low Ardley & Kellah, £98 Nunwick & Low Ardley, £95 High Eshells, The Fawns, Great Bavington (x2) & Broomhall, £94.50 Kellah, £94 Low West House, £93 The Fawns & Great Bavington, £92 Low West House, Baal Hill (x2) & Broomhall, £90 High Eshells, Great Bavington & Middle Heads (x2), £89.50 Low West House, £89 High Eshells, £88.50 Aydonshields, £88 High Eshells & Kellah (x2), £87.50 Aydonshields, £87 High Eshells & Great Bavington, £86.50 West Shields (x3), £86 Great Bavington, St Oswalds & West Shields, £84.50 St Oswalds, £84 Great Bavington, Middle Heads (x2) & Broomhall, £83.50 Burntongues, £83 Burntongues & West Shields, £82.50 West Shields, £80.50 Aydonshields, £80 Burntongues & West Shields
258.1p Nunwick, 254.1p Low West House, 250p Kellah, 244.2p The Fawns, 239.5p Nunwick, 233.3p & 227.3p Low Ardley, 226.3p St Oswalds, 226.2P Great Bavington, 222.7p Nunwick, 222.2p West Shields, 219.1p Low West House, 214.3p Great Bavington, 214.3p Aydonshields, 212.2p High Eshells, 211.1p The Fawns, 208.1p Low West House, 204.9p Broomhall, 201.2p West Shields, 201.1p Kellah, 200p Low Ardley & St Oswalds, 197.9p The Fawns, 196.6p West Shields (x2), 193p Burntongues, 192.2p West Shields, 187.5p Middle Heads (x2), 187.2p Aydonshields & High Eshells, 184.2p Low Ardley, 184p Baal Hill (x2), 182.7p Great Bavington, 179.8p St Oswalds, 179.6p Kellah, 178.7p & 177.6p Great Bavington, 177.2p Low Ardley, 177p Aydonshields
Suffolk x – £95 The Fawns, £92 Middle Heads, £90 Baal Hill £82 Middle Heads, £81.50 & £81 Great Bavington
215.9p The Fawns, 198.8p & 197.6p Great Bavington, 176.5p Baal Hill
Beltex x – £108 St Oswalds, £100 & £95 Low West House, £90 St Oswalds
256.8p Low West House, 251.2p St Oswalds, 243.9p Low West House, 219.5p St Oswalds
Cheviot x- £80.50 & £78 Flotterton
205.3p & 201.3p Flotterton
Mule – £79 & 183.7p Baal Hill
Blackface - £81.50 & 185.2p Broomhall
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 1st February 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts offered a reduced entry of 185 head of store cattle due largely to inclement weather however buyers were plentiful in number and keen at the ringside.
The sale peaked at £1355 for a pair of super Charolais cross bred steers from Jimmy Walton, Flotterton at 16 months of age. These were followed by the dearest Limousin cross on the day; a 20 month old bullock at £1330 from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House.
The dearest heifer was a big Angus cross lady from Messrs Watmore, Holystone Estate which sold at £1320 and headed up a superb run of 14 all by pedigree Angus bulls which averaged a worthy £1153 at 20 months.
The younger entry was dominated by a smart run of yearling type Limousin cross steers from the three generations involved in the Common family farming operation at Low Ardley, Hexhamshire; Father Thomas, Son Graham and Granddaughter Gemma. A tremendous run of 14 were presented, all with shape and style to peak at £1250 at 12 months of age and average £1132 per head representing a significant increase on the year.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x heifers - £1290 & £1215 Ingoe Low Hall
Angus x heifers – £1220, £1135, £1130, £1120 & £1100 Holystone
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1310 Flotterton, £1185 & £1100 Kirkley March
Charolais x heifers – £1165, £1155 & £1125 Edlingham Newtown
Limousin x steers – £1330 Halton Red House, £1300 Ingoe Low Hall, £1280 Halton Red House, £1270 Luns House & Halton Red House, £1260 Luns House, £1255 Ingoe Low Hall, £1245 & £1210 Luns House, £1180 Kirkley March, £1175 & £1165 East Uppertown, £1150, £1140 (x2) & £1100 Kirkley March, £1095 East Uppertown, £1010 East Kildarroch
Limousin x heifers – £1080 Ingoe Low Hall, £1050 Edlingham Newtown, £1045 Allendale Farm
Angus x steers -£1070 Allendale Farm, £1035 Brackenthwaite, £1030 Allendale Farm
Angus x heifers – £1320, £1240, £1200 (x2) & £1120 Holystone
Hereford x steers - £1025 Chatton Park
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1355 & £1280 Flotterton
Charolais x heifers - £1005 & £960 Edlingham Newtown
Limousin x steers – £1250, £1200, £1170, £1165 (x2), £1160, £1140, £1135 & £1125 Low Ardley, £1110 Stotsfold, £1100 Low Ardley, £1090 & £1085 Stotsfold, £1080 & £1075 Low Ardley, £1065 Stotsfold, £1045 Low Ardley, £1040 Stotsfold & Low Ardley, £1025 East Uppertown, £1010 Stotsfold, £980 Brackenthwaite
Limousin x heifers – £1045 & £1040 Stotsfold
British Blue x heifers – £1005 Edlingham Newtown
Cattle 10 months and under
Angus x steers – £885 Ingram
Numbers affected by the weather this week with only 300 ewes able to get to the sale. Bigger, heavier ewes would be slightly sharper as would cast tups.
Topping the sale was a pen of Texel x ewes from Mr RS Walton, Coatyards, Netherwitton selling for £120
Texel - £108 Troughend, £87 Coatyards, £78 Shaftoe Moor, £76 Thrunton, £70 Coatyards
Texel x – £120 & £99 Coatyards, £95 Thrunton, £90 Mount Huly, £88 Little Swinburne, £82 Berwick Hill, £81 Little Swinburne, £78 Yetlington Lane & Bankfoot, £72 Little Swinburne, £71 Low Eshells, £70 Little Swinburne & Bankfoot, £69 Watch Hill
Suffolk x – £90 Glendale, £84 Thrunton, £83 Low Eshells, £71 (x2) Yetlington Lane
Beltex - £102 Little Swinburne
Leicester - £82 & £78 White House Eastgate
Cheviot Mule – £56 Barrasford Green
Mule – £65 Berwick Hill, £62 (x2) Troughend, £61 Low Eshells & Coatyards, £60 Low Eshells & Shaftoe Moor, £59 White House Eastgate, £55 Harewalls, £54 Whittonstone, £52 Coatyards, £51 Thrunton
Blackface – £64 & £63 Troughend, £46 Whittonstone, £40 Troughend
Swaledale – £34 White House Eastgate, £30 Parkside
Crossbred - £86 Highfield, £71 & £69 Mount Huly
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of store hoggs this week which was greatly affected by the winter weather conditions with only 1500 hoggs able to attend the sale. The ones that did were rewarded, meeting a tremendous trade all round once again, with buyers present for all types of hoggs.
The sale today topped at £129 for a tremendous pen of 11 Pure Dutch Texels from M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne, Colwell. The same vendor also sold hoggs to £124 and £113.
Mr Jack Weatherly, Windy Hill sold Beltex x hoggs to £112
Suffolk x Hoggs sold to a high of £90 from Mr JHC Campbell, Thrunton, Alnwick.
Smaller longer keeping hoggs would be slightly easier on the week but that would also reflect the type of sheep forward.
More again needed for next week to meet buyers demand as many more could have been sold.
Entries to Drew Patrick on 07854361967 or the office 01434 605444
Texel - £107 Coatyards, £88 Thrunton
Texel x – £104 Watch Hill, £98 Bensons Fell, £95 Berwick Hill, £90 Burradon Windyside, £88 Thrunton, £86.50 Blackburn, £86 Bensons Fell & Wingates Moor, £85 Hopesley House, £84 Burradon Windyside (x2), Thrunton & Coatyards, £82 Glendale, Duddo Hill & Watch Hill, £81 Lynup Hill, £80 Bensons Fell, Butterknowes & Wingates Moor, £79.50 Butterknowes, Wingates Moor & Blackburn, £79 Flotterton, Berwick Hill, Burradon Windyside, Holly Hill West & Corby Gates, £78 High Alderheads, Butterknowes, Duddo Hill & Holly Hill West, £77 Wingates Moor, Corby Gates & Watch Hill, £76.50 Bankfoot Broomley, £76 Holly Hill West & Thockrington, £75.50 Burradon Windyside
Dutch Texel x - £129 & £124 Little Swinburne
Suffolk x – £90 & £89.50 Thrunton, £87 Flotterton & Luns House, £83.50 Sunniside, £83 & £82 Berwick Hill, £80 Wallhouses, £79 (x2) Flotterton, £77 Thockrington, £76.50 Sunniside & Lunns House, £76 High Alderheads & Thrunton, £75 Black Hedley, Luns House & High Yarridge, £74 Duddo Hill, £72 Thockrington & Dryside
Charollais x – £79 & £78.50 Sunniside, £78 Flotterton
Beltex x - £113 Little Swinburne, £112 Windy Hill (JW), £110 Bavington Hill Head, £108 The Fawns & Windy Hill (JW) (x2), £100 Little Swinburne, £96.50 The Fawns, £95 West Houses, £93 Bavington Hill Head, £84 Hownsgill & Little Swinburne, £83.50 Bavington Hill Head, £83 Windy Hill (JW), £82 West Houses, £80 Bavington Hill Head & Hownsgill, £79 & £78 (x2) Bavington Hill Head, £74 Hownsgill, £73 Little Swinburne
Cheviot x - £59 Ingram
NC Cheviot - £87 & £69.50 Flotterton
Mule – £71 Redesmouth, £69.50 Flotterton, £68.50 Redesmouth, £68 Moorlaws, £67 Winnows Hill & Duddo Hill, £64 Flotterton, £62 Redesmouth
Blackface – £65.50 & £59.50 Redesmouth, £54.50 Ingram, £52 Moorlaws, £51 High Green, £50 Moorlaws
Swaledale - £50.50 Parkside
Jacob - £48 Elpha Green
Crossbred – £90 Hownsgill, £71.50 Moorlaws, £70 Redesmouth
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 29th January 2019
A good selection of butchers heifers this week that was topped by Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick selling a Limousin x heifer for 222.5ppk
Limousin Heifers – £1292.73 & £1290.50 Nunwick, £1213.84 East Greenridge, £1184.63 Rare Dean, £1105.29 East Greenridge
222.5p(x2) Nunwick, 221.5p & 219.5p East Greenridge, 202.5p Rare Dean, 192.5p Brokenheugh
Charolais Heifers – £1247.29 & £1232.55 Flotterton
207.5p & 195.5p Flotterton
Angus Heifers - £1042.43 & 184.5p Rare Dean
More cast cows forward with a better show present. Leaner feeding sorts again in demand and slightly sharper on the week.
Sale topped by M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm who sold a Limousin cow for 151.5ppk (£1248.36)
Limousin – £1248.36 Glebe Farm, £1090.78 Brownsleazes, £1068.55 Brokenheugh, £1053.29 Glebe Farm, £1053.25 Dukesfield Hall, £991.85 Crook Dene, £980.58 Settlingstones, £979.89 Brownsleazes, £933.26 & £932.09 Settlingstones, £846.03 Low Staples, £831.60 Linacres
151.5p Glebe Farm, 150.5p Brokenheugh, 143.5p Glebe Farm, 139.5p & 138.5p Settlingstones, 137.5p Dukesfield Hall, 135.5p & 133.5p Brownsleazes, 122.5p Chesters, 119.5p Crook Dene
Angus -£1134.90, £1069.43, £1040.40 & £905 Holystone, £858.08 High Warden, £838.50 The Tofts
145.5p (x2) & 144.5p Holystone, 127.5p High Warden, 119.5p West Shields, 110.5p Holystone, 107.5p The Tofts
Charolais (Bull) - £1244.90 & 105.5p Errington Red House
Charolais - £835.80 Errington Red House
British Blue – £1011.38 & £953.80 High Warden, £869.55 Linacres, £864 Low Staples
139.5p High Warden, 127.5p Linacres, 125.5p High Warden, 112.5p Low Staples
Hereford - £807.24 Colwell Hill, £732.27 West Shields
115.5p West Shields
More hoggs forward on the week selling well to average exactly the same as last week and to a top of £109 from M/s Haigh, Breckon Hill.
Texel x – £109, £106 & £103.50 Breckon Hill, £103 High Warden, £100 (x3) Breckon Hill & Great Bavington, £98 Blackburn, £95 New Dotland, Baal Hill & Sunniside, £94 Blackburn, £93.50 Low Eshells, £92 High Warden & Springwell Cottage (x2), £91 Low Eshells & Baal Hill, £90.50 Great Bavington, £90 Tenter House, St Oswalds & Middle Heads, £89.50 St Oswalds, £89 Great Bavington, £88 Middle Heads & West Shields (x2), £87.50 Great Bavington & Aydonshields, £87 Middle Heads, Nilston Rigg & Aydonshields, £86.50 Blackburn, £86 Low Eshells & Low Staples, £85.50 St Oswalds, £85 Low Eshells, Low Staples & Baal Hill, £84 High Warden, Matfen High House, Tenter House (x2) & Nilston Rigg (x2), £83.50 & £83 Aydonshields, £82 New Dotland, Tenter House, Springwell Cottage, Middle Heads, Nilston Rigg & Great Bavington, £81 Tenter House & St Oswalds (x2)
263.2, 247.7p & 240.7p Breckon Hill, 234.1p High Warden, 233.3p Blackburn, 232.6p Breckon Hill, 229.5p St Oswalds, 227.8p Nilston Rigg, 223.8p Blackburn, 221.1p Nilston Rigg, 219.5p Tenter House, 219.1p Springwell Cottage (x2), 217.1p Great Bavington, 216.7p Low Eshells, 216.3p Breckon Hill, 215.4p Matfen High House, 214.6p West Shields, 214p High Warden, 210p High Warden & Tenter House, 209.8p Low Staples, 207.1p Nilston Rigg, 200p Breckon Hill, 198.8p & 195.7p St Oswalds, 195.2p Tenter House, 192.5p High Warden, 191.9p Bingfield East Quarter & Morrowfield, 190.7p Great Bavington
Spotted Dutch - £109 & 265.9p Breckon Hill
Suffolk x – £90.50 Morrowfield, £90 New Dotland & Sunniside, £88.50 Sunniside, £88 Low Eshells, Morrowfield & Middle Heads, £87 & £86 Sunniside, £84 Middle Heads & Colwell Hill, £83.50 Great Bavington, £83 Sunniside, £82.50 Great Bavington, £82 New Dotland, £81 Morrowfield & Great Bavington, £80 Low Eshells, £79 Great Bavington & Low Staples
189.1p, 188.6p & 188.3p Sunniside, 188.1p Great Bavington, 187p Sunniside, 184.1p Great Bavington, 183.7p Low Staples, 181.3p New Dotland, 180p Morrowfield, 179.4p Great Bavington, 179.1p Low Staples, 178.3p New Dotland, 177.8p Low Eshells, 177.3p & 176.2p New Dotland, 173.1p Sunniside, 172.6p Low Eshells & Morrowfield, 171.4p Middle Heads, 170.4p Great Bavington
Charollais x - £91, £90.50 (x2) & £89.50 Sunniside
201.1p, 192.6p & 179p Sunniside
Cheviot x- £81 & £75.50 Flotterton
193.6p & 192.9p Flotterton
Cheviot Mule - £74.50 & 173.3p Bingfield Combe
Mule –£82 Great Bavington, £80 Colwell Hill, £79 & £74 Baal Hill, £72 New Dotland
183.7p & 180.5p Baal Hill, 171.4p New Dotland, 160p Colwell Hill
Blackface - £80 & £78 Nilston Rigg
130p Nilston Rigg
Swaledale - £65 & 171.1p Baal Hill
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x –£60 Matfen High House
Mule – £68 Morrowfield
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 25th January 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a smaller entry of 216 catalogued head of mainly beef bred types and fittingly on The Bards birthday not a ‘wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie’ was in sight.
Most classes were marginally dearer on the week, buoyed on perhaps by a quality show and a shortage of numbers. A good crowd were at the ringside and the majority of vendors went home satisfied.
The day got off to a great start with a quality offering from regular consignor and strong supporter of the Hexham ring; John Davison, Lough Green who topped the sale with the very first animal sold on the day. A super, square and lengthy charolais cross lady at 18 months this one attracted great interest and flew to £1340 leading a pen of four which sold well to average £1157 throughout.
Seldom seen on the report not only was the leading beast a heifer but so too was the next; a home-bred Limousin cross at the same age from father and son Chris & Andrew Johnson, trading as Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene. The Longhorsley based pair also sold the dearest bullock on the day for the same price and were duly rewarded for their efforts through the store ring at Hexham having recently returned after an absence of twelve years.
Equalling Messrs Clark’s high ranking prices was the top priced heifer in a run of seven with style and substance from Johnny Moralee, Hard Riding, Bardon Mill who saw great interest in his well-bred pen of cattle at 18-20 months, a number of which were sought after as breeding replacements by noted herdmaster’s and returned an average just one pound short of Twelve hundred per head.
A cracking run were brought out of County Durham by another father & son team; George Herdman and George Jnr for their weekly consignment at this time of year from Lunns House, Consett. Limousin steers peaked at £1300 twice whilst heifers hit £1145 and saw a run of six and four average £1188 throughout.
Well-bred yearling types also saw increased demand and these peaked at £1260 for two separate bullocks that sold to the same purchaser for noted Blonde d’Aquitaine enthusiasts; Messrs English, Brownsleazes, Wark who also saw their best heifer cash at £1180. Pedigree Limousin breeders Messrs Nixon, Stotsfold came forward with a smart run of their commercial bullocks and these peaked at £1250 for a smart pair whilst their pen of twelve sold well to average £1131 per head.
Native breed cattle were also in demand peaking at £1290 for a big Angus cross steer from Alec Bissett, Middle Dukesfield with a Hereford cross at £1270 from Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh.
A level pen of five Angus cross heifers bred from dairy mothers at 17-18 months of age sold well for local regular supporters Messrs Faill, Hedley West, Stocksfield at £890 whilst a pen of four hill suckler bred Angus bullock calves at 9-10 months that had travelled a distance from The Ingram Valley, Wooler with producers Messrs Wilson saw a great reward at £940 each.
Entries are invited for next week’s sale and should be made to the auctioneers by 10.30am on Monday.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1315 Paxton Dene
Limousin x heifers - £1315 & £1250 Paxton Dene
British Blue x heifers - £1155 Highwood
Simmental x steers – £1080 Stoop Rigg
Simmental x heifers – £1050 Stoop Rigg
Angus x steers - £1140 Catreen
Angus x heifers – £1075 & £1070 Stoop Rigg
Hereford x steers - £1160 Middle Dukesfield
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1305, £1290 & £1270 Newlands Haugh, £1260 Holling Hill, £1250 & £1100 Newlands Haugh, £1095 Highwood
Charolais x heifers – £1340 Lough Green, £1210 Holling Hill
Limousin x steers – £1300 Paxton Dene & Luns House (x2), £1270 & £1265 Luns House, £1255 Milbourne High House & Luns House, £1250 Holling Hill, £1230 Milbourne High House & Holling Hill, £1225 Luns House, £1180& £1165 Highwood, £1140 Highwood (RJ Carr), £1080 High Lovelady Shield, £1075 East Uppertown, £1060 Highwood, £1050 Highwood & Ogle Dene, £1035 East Uppertown (x2), £1030 Middle Dukesfield
Limousin x heifers – £1315, £1240, £1200 & £1150 Hard Riding, £1145 Lough Green & Luns House, £1115 Milbourne High House, £1110 Lough Green, £1100 Middle Heads & Luns House, £1080 Milbourne High House, £1035 Lough Green, £1025 Luns House, £1010 Middle Heads, £1000 Luns House, £990 Lee Hall, £955 Lee Hall & Woodhead
British Blue x steers - £1230 Holling Hill, £1190 Middle Dukesfield
British Blue x heifers – £1210, £1160 & £1120 Hard Riding
Simmental x steers – £1200 Highwood, £1160 & £1140 Middle Dukesfield
Angus x steers -£1290 Middle Dukesfield, £1260, £1220, £1210, £1200 (x2) & £1190 Airy Holm, £1175 Catreen, £1155 Allendale Farm, £1135 Catreen, £1130 & £1110 Airy Holm, £1010 Allendale Farm
Angus x heifers – £1125 & £950 Airy Holm
Hereford x steers - £1270 & £1190 Newlands Haugh, £1100 & £1090 Middle Dukesfield
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers – £1250 Stotsfold, £1160 East Loanend, £1150, £1130 & £1100 Stotsfold, £1090 Throstle Nest & East Loanend, £1080 Stotsfold, £1000 East Loanend, £990 Woodhead
Limousin x heifers – £1035 East Loanend, £1010 Dukesfield Hall, £1000 Woodhead, £980 East Loanend
Blonde x steers – £1260 (x2) Brownsleazes
Blonde x heifers – £1180, £1120 & £1065 Brownsleazes
British Blue x steers – £1000 & £940 Dykehead
British Blue x heifers – £1000 Dykehead
Angus x heifers - £1030 Amerside Law
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x heifers – £900 West End Town
Angus x steers – £940 Ingram
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 656 cast sheep with all classes again sharper on the week, heavy ewes especially.
Topping the sale this week were Texel x ewes from M/s S&M Pickworth, Dotland Park selling for £114
Cast tups were again in high demand and sold to a high of £112 for a pair of Texels from Mr RM Johnston, High Fotherley.
Hill sheep a nice trade and were topped by Cheviots from M/s AG&D Bissett, Middle Dukesfield selling for £82
Texel - £114 Dotland Park, £112 High Fotherley, £98 Round Meadows, £94 High Fotherley, Little Harle & East Uppertown, £84 Brieredge, £83 Peel Flatt, £81 Brieredge, £76 Wallhouses & Paradise Farm, £74 East Uppertown
Texel x – £104 High Fotherley, £100 Angerton Steads, £95 High Eshells, £90 Middle Farm, £89 Follions & Little Whittington, £87 Thornton Tower, £85 Middle Farm, £82 Amerside Law, £80 (x2) High Eshells, £77 Middle Dukesfield, £76 Follions, £74 Ogle Dene & Salmonfield, £73 Rosehill, £72 Black Callerton & Low Struthers, £70 Ogle Dene, Rosehill & Angerton Steads, £69 Errington, £68 Salmonfield, £66 Rosehill & East Uppertown, £65 Ogle Dene & Normans Riding
Suffolk - £99 Lowes Fell, £82 Steel Hall
Suffolk x – £92 Wallhouses, £81 Angerton Steads, £70 Thornton Tower & Black Callerton
Leicester - £84 Colwell Hill, £82 Middle Dukesfield, £80 Low Struthers, £75 Middle Dukesfield, £61 Low Struthers
Ryeland - £42 Peel Flatt
Cheviot – £55 Bavington Hill Head, £48 Amerside Law
Cheviot Mule – £82 Middle Dukesfield
Mule – £74 Wallhouses, £69 Normans Riding, £66 China Hall, £65 Wallhouses, £62 High Eshells, High Fotherley & Errington, £61 Angerton Steads, £60 Lowes Fell, Thornton Tower, Little Whittington, Rosehill & East Uppertown, £59 Middle Farm & Salmonfield, £58 Middle Dukesfield & Nilston Rigg, £57 Steel Hall, Winnows Hill & Sherburn Tower, £56 Wallhouses, High Fotherley, Lee Hall, Nilston Rigg, Steel Hall & Low Struthers
Blackface – £63 Brieredge, £60 Hole Farm, £55 Thornton Tower, £54 Burdonside, £49 Lowes Fell, £47 Thornton Tower, £46 Nilston Rigg
Swaledale – £56 Winnows Hill, £50 Rosehill, £46 Colwell Hill, £41 Hesleywell, £39 Winnows Hill, £38 Blackhalls (x2), £36 Rosehill
Herdwick - £41 Middle Dukesfield (Lucy Herdman)
Crossbred - £80 Steel Hall & Bavington Hill Head, £70 Steel Hall, £69 Bavington Hill Head, £59 Steel Hall
Store Hoggs simply dearer this week again.
The catalogued sale of 2183 hoggs topped at £113 for Beltex hoggs from M/s S&M Pickworth, Dotland Park, Hexham. The same vendor had a further three pens break the £100 barrier!
Suffolk hoggs sold to a high of £94 this week from M/s J&E Campbell, Rosebrough, Alnwick.
Mule hoggs again in demand with Mr. I Potts, Redburn, Co Durham selling a grand pen of 45 for £74
More store hoggs could have been sold easily and more are needed to fulfill buyers demand next Friday.
For entries and enquiries please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444
Texel - £105 West Mill Hills
Texel x – £101.50 Linacres, £99.50 West Mill Hills, £99 West Mill Hills & High Baulk, £96 Dotland Park, £94.50 East Uppertown & Errington, £94 Blackburn, Linacres & South Carter Moor, £92 & £91 Bensons Fell, £90.50 Thornton Tower & High Baulk, £90 Bensons Fell & East House, £89.50 Brieredge, £89 Moorlaws, £88 Wydon, Bavington Hill Head, West Mill Hills & Blackburn, £87.50 Blackburn, £87 Chesters (x2), £86 Dotland Park, Black Hedley & High Fotherley, £85.50 Longlea Netherwitton, Bavington Hill Head & Thockrington (x2), £85 Longlea Netherwitton, East House, Thockrington, West Kirkheaton & Bankfoot, £84.50 Bensons Fell, £84 Sherburn Tower, £83.50 Thockrington, £83 Hedley Park, £82 Errington, Sherburn Tower & High Baulk, £81.50 Willimoteswick, £81 Sherburn Tower, £80 Wydon, Normans Riding, Hedley Park, Thornton Tower, West Mill Hills, South Carter Moor, Thockrington, Bankfoot & Ochrelands, £79Billerley, Longshaws & Hareshaw Allotment
Dutch Texel x - £102.50, £93 & £83 Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £94 Rosebrough, £89 Laburnum Cottage, £88 Black Hedley, £87, £83 & £81.50 Thockrington, £81 Black Hedley, £78 Lowes Fell, £75 The Bridges, £74.50 West Kirkheaton, £73 Longshaws, £71.50 Haggwood, £70.50 West Kirkheaton, £70 Duddo Hill
Charollais x – £85.50 Bavington Hill Head, £75.50 & £74.50 Middle Heugh
Beltex x - £113, £110, £108 & £107 Dotland Park, £105.50 Hallington New Houses, £100 Linacres, £99, £96.50 & £94 Hallington New Houses, £90.50 Bavington Hill Head, £89 Linacres, £78 Bavington Hill Head
Ryeland - £50 Peel Flatt
Mule – £74 Redburn, £70.50 Ochrelands, £69.50 Loadman & Hesleywell, £68 Moorlaws, £64 Lowes Fell, £60.50 Ochrelands
SC Cheviot - £66 & £60.50 Flotterton
NC Cheviot - £85 Flotterton, £75.50 West Mill Hills, £74.50 Flotterton, £69.50 West Mill Hills
Blackface – £68 Harsondale, £46 Burdonside
Swaledale - £57 & £48 Hesleywell
Jacob - £83 Willimoteswick
Crossbred – £71.50 Moss Kennels
Breeding Cattle | Friday 25th January 2019
Dispersal on behalf of M/s TN Myers & Son, Frolar Meadows, Allendale
Hexham & Northern Marts having been favoured with instructions offered for dispersal the entire beef breeding herd of suckler cows on behalf of long standing customers Messrs TN Myers & Son, Frolar Meadows, Allendale.
The herd of forty head, split evenly between spring and autumn calvers were offered for sale at the conclusion of the store cattle and a large crowd of buyers had gathered to support Thomas Myers including near neighbours from the parish of Allendale as well as a number that had travelled from further a-field into Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Berwickshire.
A genuine stock of cows throughout many were home-bred, three-quarter beef types and the remainder a very traditional ‘first-cross’ from the dairy herd, hand selected from one of only three herds based in either Northumberland or Cumbria.
The sale began with autumn calved cows that had run with the bull from varying dates throughout the ‘back-end’ and were sold with their Limousin cross calves at foot. These peaked at £2200 for a 2015 born, home-bred black heifer with her October born steer calf at foot which courted interest from across the region and eventually sold to a delighted County Durham based purchaser.
Another home-bred sort was the next dearest to sell at £2050 and this one; a fourth calver with her July born heifer calf at foot went home with the same buyer. A great many more with calves at foot sold into the high teens of hundreds which reflected the fresh nature of the cows throughout irrespective of age. Twenty-one cows with calves at foot returned a highly respectable £1422 per outfit.
An equally level offering of spring calving cows in regular ages were next to sell, many of these truly quiet types having been stall tied. Once again near neighbours from farms situated in the Allen and surrounding ‘Dales’ were on hand to vie for the best of these animals and the best looked dear in comparison to the earlier cows with a calf at foot. These peaked at £1460 for a big, proud, black cow carrying herd third and due in March to the herd stock bull ‘Cornsay Ionesco’ which went home with near neighbours and regular consignors of top quality yearling sucklers to Hexham auction mart. Another sold at £1420, this one; a 2011 born fourth calver that was taken back in a very level load put together by a Barnard Castle based producer. A third at the same age was the only other to sell at £1400 and was bought by the same buyers as the first spring calver. With a good spread of regular ages buyers were keen for all but the very oldest of cows however the matriarch of the herd at fifteen years of age and still looking fresh did not struggle to find a new home together with a few of her older herdmates.
The final offering of the sale was the five year old stock bull ‘Cornsay Ionesco’ bred by Messrs Suddes in County Durham. With pedigree breeding going back to the renowned ‘Mas Du Clo’ and a good show of calves previously seen through the sale ring the bull sold well at 2750 Guineas selling, once again to a very near neighbour farming a very similar herd of commercial suckler cows at altitude where ‘Ionesco’ will no doubt continue to sire quality beef calves.
Limousin – 2750gns
Cows with Calves at Foot
Limousin – £2200, £2050, £1900, £1840, £1750, £1700, £1650, £1540, £1440, £1420, £1300, £1220, £1200, £1180, £1100 & £1020 (x2)
Angus – £1300, £1200
In Calf Cows
Limousin – £1460, £1420, £1400, £1340, £1320, £1300, £1180, £1100, £1040 & £980
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 22nd January 2019
A larger show of prime cattle this week with a nice entry of steers and heifers. Topping the section this week was a well fed Limousin x heifer from M/s GR Scott & Son, Corneyside Farm, Stamfordham realising 228.5ppk (£1432.70)
Topping the steer trade was a Limousin x steer from M/s JS Hubbuck Ltd., Rising Sun realising 191.5ppk. The highest grossing steer came from the same vendor selling for £1343.10
Limousin Steers – £1315.85, £1285.57, £1263.26, £1210.28 & £1184.38 Rising Sun
191.5p, 189.5p, 188.5p, 185.5p & 180.5p Rising Sun
Limousin Heifers – £1432.70, £1284.24 & £1281 Corneyside
228.5p, 213.5p & 209.5p Corneyside
British Blue Steers – £1343.10 & 181.5p Rising Sun
British Blue Heifers – £1212.75 & £1162.59 Little Swinburne
220.5p & 214.5p Little Swinburne
A well bred Limousin x young bull forward this week from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley selling for 204.5ppk purchased by M/s JA Jewitt (Meat) Ltd.
Limousin - £1192.24 & 204.5p Low Ardley
Less cows forward this week and a plainer show on offer. All classes of cows would maintain last week’s rates.
Sale was topped by an Angus x cow from ME Harrison, The Tofts, Haydon Bridge realising £1230.78
Top pence per kilo came from FT Walton, Flotterton with an Angus x selling to 173.5ppk
Limousin – £874.83 Flotterton, £837.80 The Tofts
123.5p High Yarridge, 120.5p Flotterton, 118.5p The Tofts
Limousin (Bulls) - £871.25 Low Ardley
102.5p Low Ardley
Angus -£1230.78 The Tofts, £1087.85 & £1014.60 Flotterton, £941.07 Hedley Park, £916.15 Flotterton, £866.40 The Tofts
173.5p Flotterton, 140.5p The Tofts, 133.5p, 125.5p & 123.5p Flotterton, 123.5p Hedley Park, 120.5p The Tofts, 117.5p, 115.5p, 111.5p & 108.5p Flotterton
Charolais - £852.78 & 116.5p Flotterton
British Blue – £822.38 Low West House
112.5p Holly Hill West, 107.5p Low West House
Less sheep forward and generally not the quality show of last week. In line with other centres, all classes less money on the week.
Texel x – £95 High Eshells (x2) & Comb Hills, £94 Bingfield East Quarter, £93.50 Milbourne High House (x2), £93 High Eshells & Tenter House (x2), £92 Baal Hill & Aydonshields, £90 Comb Hills, £89 High Eshells (x2), £88 Aydonshields & Low Staples, £87 Tenter House & Low Eshells, £86 Bingfield East Quarter (x2), Laburnum Cottage & West Shields, £85 Low Eshells, West Shields & Old Town, £84.50 Aydonshields, £84 & £83.50 (x2) Low Eshells, £82.50 Tenter House, £81.50 Low Staples (x2), £80 Aydonshields (x2), Milbourne High House & Low Staples (x2), £77 Low Eshells & West Shields, £75 Elpha Green, Laburnum Cottage, Low Staples & West Shields
226.2p Comb Hills, 223.7p Low Eshells, 222.6p Milbourne High House, 221.4p Tenter House (x2), 219.5p Comb Hills, 219.1p Baal Hill & Aydonshields, 218.6p & 215p Bingfield East Quarter, 212.2p Tenter House, 209.5p Low Staples, 204.8p Bingfield East Quarter & West Shields, 192.3p West Shields, 190.5p Aydonshields (x2), 187.8p Low Eshells, 187.5p Tenter House, 185.4p High Eshells (x2), 182.5p Great Bavington, 181.5p Low Eshells, 178.9p High Eshells, 178.6p Laburnum Cottage, 177.7p Low Eshells, 176.2p & 174.4p Low Staples, 174p Low Eshells, 173.9p & 173.4p Low Staples, 171.1p West Shields, 170p West Shields & Old Town, 169.8p Low Staples (x2), 169p Aydonshields
Suffolk x – £88 & £84.50 Baal Hill, £83 Low Eshells & Great Bavington, £82 Laburnum Cottage & Low Eshells, £80.50 Low Eshells, £80 Old Town, £79.50 Luns House, £79 Great Bavington, £75.50 Low Eshells & Luns House, £74 Luns House
188.8p Low Eshells, 188.1p Great Bavington, 180.5p Luns House, 180.4p Great Bavington, 179.8p Baal Hill & Luns House, 179.6p Baal Hill, 175p Low Eshells, 169.2p Luns House, 160.8p Low Eshells, 157.7p Laburnum Cottage, 156.9p Old Town, 150.9p Low Eshells
Charollais x - £64 & 182.9p Low Staples
Bleu D’Maine x - £82 & £78 Low Staples
215.8p & 190.2p Low Staples
Hampshire x - £67 & £62 Elpha Green
Cheviot x- £80.50 & £80 Flotterton
195.1p & 187.2p Flotterton
Mule – £80.50 & £79.50 Baal Hill, £78 Tenter House, £73.50 Holly Hill West
184.9p & 183p Baal Hill, 179.3p Holly Hill West, 177.3p Tenter House
Blackface - £77.50 & £65 Tenter House
180.2p & 171.1p Tenter House
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £79 & £70 Old Town
Mule – £57 Old Town
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 18th January 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their third sale of 2019 and conducted their inaugural ‘New Year’ prize show of store cattle which was kindly sponsored by Blackshaws Mitsubishi dealership of Alnwick and Morpeth and the company are delighted to receive their generous support for this new show venture.
Presiding as joint judges on the day were respected local cattleman Mr Frank Robson, South Farm Ryal who was ably assisted by his grandson Mr Lewis Wood on his first venture into the realm of show cattle judging.
A quality entry of both older sorts and younger yearling types were presented before the judges in age determined classes and both gentlemen approached their task with due consideration and professionalism
The classes for steers and heifers over eighteen months of age were the first to be judged and these were dominated by a smart pen of cattle: the first ever to be bred at home by the fledgling commercial suckler herd of Messrs Watson, Holywell Farms Ltd, Newcastle, that took all three rosettes in the steer class as well as second and third in the heifer line-up, beaten only by a well-bred and shapely ginger Charolais cross heifer from William Hall, New Houses, Hallington.
Greater numbers of cattle under eighteen months were brought out and the offerings in these classes were very level throughout. Working swiftly and diligently the judges aligned their opinions and favoured red Limousin cross cattle in both the steer and heifer classes as outlined below;
Best Steer Over 18 Months 1st Church Farm
2nd Church Farm
3rd Church Farm
Best Heifer Over 18 Months 1st Hallington New Houses
2nd Church Farm
3rd Church Farm
Best Steer Under 18 Months 1st High Lovelady Shield
2nd High Lovelady Shield
3rd Bog Hall
Best Heifer Under 18 Months 1st Bog Hall
2nd Glower Oer Him
3rd East Unthank
From the four class winners the judges selected the younger bullock as their Overall Champion; the superb thirteen month old, red, 7/8 bred Limousin cross steer by a homebred Limousin bull from Messrs Athey, High Lovelady Shield, Alston, Cumbria which stood with a sharp, sparky outlook at the front and a pronounced, shapely rear end to match.
Staying true to type it was the first prize heifer from Messrs Robinson, Bog Hall that the judges awarded Reserve Champion rosette and this one, also a red Limousin at a year old was typical of the stamp that the Capheaton based family present in the show and sale tings at Hexham on a regular basis.
The Champion and Reserve were brought forward to the sale ring at Mid-day and with very little to choose between them it was perhaps then fitting that both sold, after some competitive bidding for the same price of £1200 with both going home to Ryal with the judges on the day.
Outwith the show a sound entry of 536 catalogued head were presented with trade in general marginally easier on the week. The best end of stronger, older types however maintained the levels seen over the past two weeks with the sale peaking at £1425 for the first prize steer over 18 months of age from Shaun Watson & Family, Holywell Farms, Newcastle. This Limousin cross steer, along with the second dearest on the day at £1380 were amongst a pen full from Messrs Watson that were their first home-bred store cattle to be sold from their newly formed suckler cow herd; a great start to say the least.
Including the monthly special sale for native breed cattle this week saw an entry of over 120 of these types and fitting perhaps then that the top price native beast was an Angus steer from John Miller, Airy Holm which scaled to £1350 and sold just before the dearest heifer on the day, also an Angus with tremendous shape levelled at £1330 for Mr Miller to confirm the success of his shift from continental sires to The Black Angus within his Kiln Pit Hill based herd.
Dominating the entry of younger yearling cattle was the lorry load brought the short distance to Hexham from Newbrough by Messrs Walton, Greyside which peaked at 1230 for a strong Simmental cross steer with shape and many more selling into the high eleven hundreds to average £1164 for 12 steers and £1067 for 9 heifer sisters at thirteen months of age.
With the first signs of typical winter weather making an appearance anyone thinking of marketing store cattle to conserve precious fodder for cows and ewes are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to advise the best route to market by which to maximise your returns.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1295 & £1160 Farnamullan
Limousin x steers – £1325 Dovecote, £1240 Luns House, £1205 East Uppertown & Farnamullan
Limousin x heifers - £1330 Airy Holm, £1105 & £1065 (x2) Farnamullan
Angus x steers - £1260 Springwell
Angus x heifers – £1180 Bunker Hill, £1045 Byreside, £980 Peddar Hill
Shorthorn steers - £1000 Peddar Hill
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1290 Lough Green, £1260 Rare Dean, £1180, £1170 & £1165 Hay A Park, £1160 Rare Dean & Farnamullan, £1145 & £1110 Springwell, £1090 Hay A Park & Farnamullan, £1060 & £1050 (x2) Hay A Park
Charolais x heifers – £1245 & £1150 Farnamullan, £1110 (x2) Hallington New Houses, £1105 Farnamullan, £1040 Hallington New Houses, £1000 Rare Dean
Limousin x steers – £1425 & £1380 Church Farm, £1355 Lough Green, £1265 West Kirkheaton, £1260 Luns House (x2), £1245 Nunwick, £1240 Church Farm & Highwood, £1230 Armond Carr & Luns House, £1215 Lough Green, £1210 Kirkley March, Highwood & Nunwick, £1200 Highwood & Nunwick (x2), £1190 Kirkley March & Camphill, £1185 Kirkley March, £1180 Farnamullan, £1170 Church Farm, Kirkley March & Highwood, £1150 East Uppertown & Nunwick, £1140 Church Farm & Armond Carr, £1135 Dovecote, £1130 Highwood, £1105 Greyside, £1100 Luns House, Hay A Park, Kirkley March & Linacres, £1095 Low Eshells, £1080 Highwood
Limousin x heifers – £1270 & £1265 Church Farm, £1205 Luns House, £1080 Church Farm & Camphill, £1075 Greyside, £1070 Church Farm, £1055 Armond Carr & Camphill, £1050 Lee Hall & High Lovelady Shield, £1045 Sweethope, £1040 Luns House, £1025 Farnamullan, £1020 Luns House, £1015 Lee Hall
British Blue x steers - £1265 & £1255 Lough Green, £1200 & £1055 West Kirkheaton, £1000 Camphill
British Blue x heifers – £1055 & £985 Camphill
Simmental x steers – £1175 Springwell, £1130 Hay A Park, £1100 Springwell
Simmental x heifers – £950 Springwell
Angus x steers -£1350 Airy Holm, £1300 Newlands Haugh & Springwell, £1295 Aydonshields, £1280 Newlands Haugh, £1270 Aydonshields & Springwell, £1240 & £1230 Airy Holm, £1200 Aydonshields & Springwell, £1190 & £1180 Airy Holm, £1145 Hallington New Houses, £1060 Allendale Farm, £1020 Lee Hall
Angus x heifers – £1145 & £1070 Airy Holm, £1040 Bunker Hill, £980 Airy Holm
Beef Shorthorn steers - £1180 Hay A Park, £1055 Peddar Hill
Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1020 Peddar Hill
Shorthorn steers - £1185, £1105, £1070 & £1010 Hay A Park
Hereford x steers - £1200 Newlands Haugh, £1150 Church Farm, £1120 Peddar Hill, £950 Highwood
Luing steers - £850 & £840 The Lampert
Luing heifers - £850 (x2) & £830 Blueburn
Holstein Friesian steers - £880 Church Farm
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1085 Cooper House, £975 High Trewhitt
Charolais x heifers - £1000 Springwell, £990 Cooper House
Limousin x steers – £1200 High Lovelady Shield, £1195, £1190 & £1185 Greyside, £1180 Nunwick, £1170, £1160 & £1145 Greyside, £1140, £1120 (x2), £1110 & £1105 High Lovelady Shield, £1095 Old Ravensworth, £1085 High Lovelady Shield, £10710 Old Ravensworth, £1060 Nunwick, Brokenheugh, High Lovelady Shield & Allenshields, £1050 Hawksteel, £1040 & £1030 Old Ravensworth, £1000 Lee Hall (x2) & High Trewhitt, £990 Lee Hall, £980 High Lovelady Shield
Limousin x heifers – £1200 Bog Hall, £1170 High Lovelady Shield & Allenshields, £1115 Allenshields, £1090 Greyside & Glower Oer Him, £1080 Greyside & High Lovelady Shield, £1070 Greyside, £1035 Stotsfold, £1010 Brokenheugh, £995 Agars Hill & Hawksteel, £990 (x2) Brokenheugh, £980 Brokenheugh, Greyside & Stotsfold
British Blue x steers – £1060 & £975 Nunwick, £950 East Unthank
Simmental x steers – £1230 & £1170 Greyside
Angus x steers – £1020 Partridge Nest, £1015 Partridge Nest & Tursdale House (x2), £1005 Brackenthwaite, £1000 Partridge Nest, £990 & £975 Tursdale House
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £960 Bog Hall, £950 Hawksteel, £910 Bog Hall & Hawksteel
Limousin x heifers – £905 Baal Hill
British Blue x steers – £955 & £930 East Unthank
British Blue x heifers – £965 East Unthank
Slightly more ewes forward this week that attracted more buyers ringside, making trade brisk.
Heavy ewes in line with other centers this week and slightly easier but leaner ewes, and cast tups especially, easily cashed.
Two pens shared the top spot this week with Suffolk x ewes from Mr A Patterson, Wallhouses and Dutch Texel ewes from M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill both selling for £104
Cast rams sold to £100 from M/s M&D Walton, Gleedlee
Texel - £100 Gleedlee, £90 Nilston Rigg, £86 & £79 Haining Head, £75 & £69 Rowley
Texel x – £94 Longshaws & Agars Hill, £90 Brinkburn Newhouses, £89 South Hallington, £87 Longshaws, £86 Nilston Rigg & Whitshields, £85 Nilston Rigg & Longshaws, £81 Normans Riding, £80 South Hallington, Longshaws, Derecroft & Shaftoe Moor, £78 Salmonswell & Whitshields, £77 Lee Hall, £76 Brokenheugh & Merryshields, £75 Agars Hill
Dutch Texel x - £104, £98 & £93 Agars Hill
Suffolk - £83 Haining Head
Suffolk x – £104 Wallhouses, £93 Brinkburn Newhouses, £89 Moorlaws, £87 Longshaws, £82 Brinkburn Newhouses, £78 Nilston Rigg, £77 China Hall, £76 Wallhouses, £75 White House
Leicester -£64 Gleedlee
Hampshire x - £74 (x2) & £72 Derecroft
Cheviot x – £59 Thornbrough, £56 Laings Hill
Mule – £73 Wallhouses, £71 Agars Hill, £69 Whitshields, £67 Nilston Rigg & Agars Hill, £66 Brokenheugh & South Hallington, £64 Ridley Farm, £63 Brokenheugh, £60 Longshaws, £59 Whitshields & Normans Riding, £58 White House Matfen & Milbourne Town Farm, £57 Nilston Rigg, Brinkburn Newhouses, Salmonswell, East Cocklaw, Shaftoe Moor & Lee Hall, £56 Nilston Rigg, Haggwood, Stone Stile, Throstle Nest & China Hall, £55 Throstle Nest
Blackface – £59 Whitshields, £53 Nilston Rigg, £52 Pundershaw, £51 Black Heddon, £49 Nilston Rigg
Swaledale – £30 Gleedlee, £22 Nookton
A plainer show of 2974 catalogued store hoggs this week. Larger hoggs would be slightly easier on the week but good farming hoggs still met a good trade again and in demand at Hexham, with potential purchasers coming from all parts of the UK.
Sale was topped for a pen of Texel tup hoggs from Mrs BD Milburn, Butterknowes, Longframlington selling for £95
Good farming hoggs would be sold to rates of £72-£75 with longer keeping sorts £58-£62
Again more hoggs needed next week to meet buyers demand., entries to Drew 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444
Texel x – £95 Butterknowes, £90 Shaw Wood & Willimoteswick, £89 Bensons Fell, £88.50 Comb Hills, £87.50 Edlingham Moor, £86 Thockrington & Cockhall, £84 Thockrington, Bensons Fell, Butterknowes & Slaterfield Fell, £83 Bensons Fell, £82 Throstle Nest, £81.50 Blackburn, £81 Bensons Fell & Wylam Sheep Farm, £80 Cockhall (x2), Hedley Park, Butterknowes (x2) & Highwood (x2), £79.50 High Warden, £79 Milbourne Town Farm, £78.50 High Warden, Hedley Park & Ochrelands, £78 Brixter Hill, Throstle Nest & Edlingham Moor, £77 Moorlaws, Butterknowes, Bellshiel & Normans Riding, £76 Cockhall, Waite Farm & Town Farm Milbourne
Dutch Texel x - £89.50, £85, £83.50 & £82.50 Willimoteswick
Suffolk - £87 Brinkburn Newhouses
Suffolk x – £85 Yetlington Lane, £84.50 Thockrington (x2), £82 Brixter Hill & Duddo Hill, £81 South Hallington, £80 Rowley & Haining Head, £78.50 Brinkburn Newhouses, £78 Yetlington Lane, £76.50 Fairley, £76 Brixter Hill, Rowley & Wallhouses, £75.50 Duddo Hill, Fairley & Piatroon, £75 Black Hedley, Allenheads Farm, Heugh Farm & Piatroon
Charollais x – £87 Holling Hill, £78 Middle Coldcotes, £75.50 & £74 Middle Heugh
Beltex x - £87, £84 & £83.50 Throstle Nest, £83 East House
Leicester - £66 Holling Hill
Shropshire - £77 East Cocklaw
Lleyn - £71 Middle Heugh, £67.50 & £63.50 (x2) Netherton Northside
Vendeen - £66 & £65 (x2) Coltpark
Cheviot x - £74 Low Greenley Cleugh & Bellshiel, £72.50, £63 & £61 South Colwell
Mule – £72 Causey Burn & Highwood, £69 Sunderland Cleugh, £68 Coltpark & Woodhouse, £67 Heugh Farm, £66 Highwood, £64 Bridgeford, £63 Holling Hill, £60 Edlingham Moor
Blackface – £81 Shitlington Hall, £62 & £51 Holling Hill, £49.50 Shitlington Hall, £47 Bridgeford, £46 Hareshaw, £42 Bellshiel
Swaledale - £42.50 & £37.50 Broadgates
Herdwick - £62 Comb Hills, £46 Hill Top
Crossbred – £85.50 Butterknowes, £78 Bellshiel, £75 Middle Coldcotes, £74.50 & £70 Yetlington Lane, £66.50 Waite Farm
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 15th January 2019
Another nice show of butchers’ heifers that topped at 227.5ppk from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.
Limousin Heifers – £1282.89 & £1188.15 Nunwick, £960.28 Salmonswell
223.5p & 222.5p Nunwick, 177.5p Salmonswell
Charolais Heifers – £1335.43, £1281.14 & £1242.06 Flotterton, 227.5p, 191.5p & 190.5p Flotterton
More cows forward again this week that met a slightly dearer trade. There was once again a full ringside of buyers that are keen for cows and more could easily have been sold.
Sale was topped by a Limousin x cow from M/s D&J Sedgewick that realised £1208.24
The highest pence per kilo cow came from M/s AE&NG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law who sold a great Limousin x cow for b178.5ppk
Limousin – £1208.24 Errington Red House, £1194.23 Middle Heads, £1139.77 Grange House, £1094.34 Ingoe Low Hall, £1057.40 Low West House, £1015.15 Warksfield Head, £1013.88 Low West House, £998.07 Cornhills, £983.48 West Nubbock, £903.96 Nunwick, £851.73 Low West House
178.5p Low West House, 161.5p Cornhills, 155.5p Low West House, 153.5p Middle Heads, 149.5p Ingoe Low Hall, 146.5p Grange House, 139.5p Nunwick, 133.5p Low West House, 129.5p Errington Red House, 128.5p Warksfield Head, 119.5p Nunwick & Salmonswell (x2), 117.5p Nunwick & West Nubbock, 116.5p West Nubbock, 115.5p Colwell Demesne, 109.5p Stone Stile
Limousin (Male) - £1132.88 Yatesfield, £1038.38 Bellshiel, £908.15 Spittalshield
132.5p Yatesfield, 108.5p Spittalshield, 106.5p Bellshiel
Charolais - £1179.70 West Nubbock, £1094.08 Errington Red House
131.5p Errington Red House, 125.5p West Nubbock
Angus -£1093.49 West Shields, £1023.05 The Tofts, £980.59 Bellingham Demesne, £854.10 Yatesfield, £843.75 Gleedlee
135.5p West Shields, 123.5p Bellingham Demesne, 120.5p The Tofts, 115.5p Yatesfield, 112.5p Gleedlee, 109.5p Yatesfield, 107.5p Ingoe Low Hall
British Blue – £981.06 & 124.5p West Nubbock
Blonde- £952.88 & £884.73 Colepike
115.5p (x2) Colepike
Beef Shorthorn - £844.44 & 113.5p West Shields
Hereford - £1062.60 Grange House, £829.55 The Brigg
126.5p Grange House, 117.5p The Brigg
More hoggs forward on the week but another decent show. Heavier hoggs slightly less but export types and handier weights good to sell resulting in a very similar average on the week and selling to 250p from Kellah.
Texel x – £105 Baal Hill & Kellah, £102.50 Kellah, £97.50 Watch Currock (x2), £96 Great Bavington, £95 Tenter House & Watch Currock, £94 Low West House & Kellah, £93.50 Low West House (x2) & Watch Currock, £93 Aydonshields & Little Swinburne, £92.50 Tenter House & Low Staples, £92 Baal Hill & Little Swinburne, £91.50 Matfen High House, £91 Hedley Park & Kellah, £90.50 Kellah, £90 Aydonshields, Low Ardley (x2), Little Swinburne, Watch Currock & Kellah (x2), £89.50 Tenter House & West Shields, £89 Aydonshields, Low Staples & Palm Strothers, £88.50 Tenter House, Low Eshells & Springwell Cottage (x3), £88 Tenter House, Low Eshells (x2), Springwell Cottage, Hedley Park (x2), Morrowfield & West Shields, £87.50 Bingfield East Quarter (x2), Springwell Cottage (x2), Watch Currock (x2), Old Town & Palm Strothers
250p Kellah, 235.1p Low Ardley, 235p Kellah, 231.9p Low West House, 230.8p Low Ardley, 224.4p Little Swinburne, 223.8p Low West House, 223.7p Low Eshells, 223.2p Matfen High House, 222.8p Kellah, 222.6p (x2) Low West House, 222.5p Palm Strothers, 221.4p Little Swinburne, 220.2p Tenter House, 219.5p Kellah, 218.2p Great Bavington, 217.1p Low Staples, 216.7p Watch Currock, 215.9p Tenter House, 213.4p Bingfield East Quarter, 211.9p & 211.4p Aydonshields, 209.5p West Shields & Hedley Park, 209.3p Little Swinburne, 208.3p Bingfield East Quarter, 204p Low Staples, 203.5p Springwell Cottage, 203.1p Watch Currock, 202.4p Low West House, 201.3p Bingfield East Quarter, 201.1p Low Staples, 200p Low Ardley, 198.9p Springwell Cottage, 197.7p Low Eshells, 197.6p Palm Strothers, 197.4p Old Town, 196.6p Hedley Park & West Shields, 196.2p West Shields, 195.6p Tenter House & Springwell Cottage, 195.1p Palm Strothers & Matfen High House, 195p Bingfield East Quarter
Suffolk x – £91 Low Eshells, £90 New Dotland, Baal Hill, Great Bavington & Morrowfield, £89 Luns House, £88.50 Morrowfield, £88 Low Eshells, Great Bavington & Morrowfield, £87.50 New Dotland, £87 New Dotland, Low Eshells & Old Town, £86.50 Great Bavington, £85.50 Luns House, £84 Great Bavington & Old Town, £83.50 Luns House, £83 Great Bavington, £82 Great Bavington & Old Town
198.9p New Dotland, 195.2p Great Bavington, 194.1p Luns House, 193.2p & 190.9p Great Bavington, 190.7p Old Town, 190p Luns House, 188.6p & 188p Great Bavington, 185.1p Low Eshells, 184.4p Morrowfield, 181.6p Luns House, 180p Baal Hill, 178.4p Low Eshells, 172.6p Great Bavington, 170.6p New Dotland
Beltex x – £96 & £86 Low West House
246.2p & 245.7p Low West House
Cheviot x- £86, £78 & £76 Flotterton
200p (x2) & 191.1p Flotterton
Cheviot Mule - £83.50 & £76 Bingfield Combe
194.2p & 181p Bingfield Combe
Mule – £86.50 New Dotland, £85.50 Tenter House, £85 Baal Hill, £82 High Yarridge & Baal Hill
190.7p Baal Hill, 190p Tenter House, 184.8p Baal Hill, 182.1p & 180.2p New Dotland, 178.3p High Yarridge
Blackface - £81.50 & 185.2p New Dotland
Swaledale - £73.50 & 183.8p Baal Hill
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £70 Old Town
Suffolk x - £64 Matfen High House
Blackface – £39 Low Greenley Cleugh
Store & Breeding Cattle & Store Sheep | Friday 11th January 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their second sale of the year and offered a sound catalogued entry of 438 head of store cattle.
A greatly increased entry on the week saw a larger crowd at the ringside and all classes dearer again. Leading the sale this week were not one but three charolais steers; the first at 22 months was brought out by breeder and weekly consignor John Carpenter, Rare Dene, Cornsay, County Durham who saw the hefty bullock quickly rise to change hands at £1390. This was followed a little later in the sale by a pair of equally well-grown and square steers brought to Hexham from The Coquet Valley at 18 months of age which realised the same tariff for vendor Jimmy Walton, Flotterton, Rothbury.
The same vendor also sold a cracking offering of six heifer sisters to the aforementioned bullocks which, in two lots of three were drawn to perfection and sold at £1300 and £1310 consecutively to two determined purchasers based near Barnsley and Huddersfield respectively.
Middle and younger aged cattle were also in demand with buyers keen for all classes. Messrs Athey, High Loveladyshield saw the peak of this trade for a superb Limousin cross bullock which received attention from all around the ring and quickly travelled to settle at £1380 with the hammer falling in favour of a locally based finisher.
The largest run of cattle on the day fell within this age bracket and were brought the short distance to Hexham Mart from West Nubbuck Farm by noted breeder Lewis Forster. Using both Limousin and Charolais sires Mr Forster saw his ‘red’ sired cattle peak at £1200 for steers and £1170 for heifers whilst those by the ‘white’ bull peaked at £1165 for heifers and £1150 for steers. The £1150 price tag was realised twice for charolais cross steers, bred from top quality Limousin cross mothers, the second was for a very well-grown and shapely 8 month old steer which topped the youngest age class; those at ten months and younger. Mr Forster enjoyed a buoyant trade throughout and saw his 21 steers average £1058 and 13 heifers return at £946.
Messrs Thompson, East Unthank also sold cattle in the youngest age class and saw their best Blue cross steer hit £1045 whilst a Limmy at the same 9 months of age reached £1025 for the Haltwhistle based family.
Entries are invited for next week’s inaugural ‘New Year’ prize show and sale which has introduced by the company and will be kindly sponsored by Blackshaws of Alnwick. Classes are simple and consist of two for cattle under 18 months of age; steers and heifers and two for cattle over 18 months of age; also steer and heifers. The latter is designed to attract stronger, forward types not typically seen in the show ring whilst the former will undoubtedly see traditional ‘show calves’ presented. Entries and enquiries should be directed to the auctioneers on 01434 605444.
Cattle 30+ Months
Angus x heifers - £1100 Elilaw
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1250, £1200 & £1130 Farnamullan
Limousin x steers – £1270, £1255 & £1240 White House Matfen, £1155 Middle Moor, £1150 White House Matfen, £1110 & £1050 Kirkley March
Limousin x heifers - £1250 Pitland Hills, £1180 Bunker Hill, £1125 White House Matfen, £1080 Sweethope, £1050 White House Matfen, £1040 Sweethope
British Blue x steers – £1150 Middle Moor
British Blue x heifers - £1045 Newlands Haugh
Angus x steers - £1220 White House Matfen, £1000 Middle Moor
Fleckvieh steers - £1110 & £1100 Middle Moor
Galloway x steers - £965 Middle Moor
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1390 Rare Dean & Flotterton, £1360 Newlands Haugh, £1355 & £1335 Rare Dean, £1310 Newlands Haugh, £1215 & £1210 Rare Dean, £1170 Kirkley March, £1060 Elilaw, £965 Hedley West
Charolais x heifers – £1310 & £1300 Flotterton, £1205 Rare Dean, £1175 Newlands Haugh, £1140 Farnamullan, £1080 Newlands Haugh, £1060 Rare Dean, £1030 & £1020 Farnamullan
Limousin x steers – £1380 High Lovelady Shield, £1325, £1280 (x2) & £1275 Luns House, £1260 Low Middleton, £1235 Luns House, £1220 Luns House & High Lovelady Shield, £1215 High Lovelady Shield, £1210, £1205 & £1200 Kirkley March, £1180 Sunniside, £1170 Middle Moor & East Uppertown (x2), £1160 High Lovelady Shield, £1150 Kirkley March, £1130 Middle Moor, £1110 Kirkley March, £1100 & £1095 East Uppertown, £1075 Middle Moor, £1050 Woodcroft, £1010 High Lovelady Shield
Limousin x heifers – £1130 Luns House, £1110 High Lovelady Shield, £1100 Luns House, £1070 Sweethope, £1050 Luns House, £1040 Sweethope, £1025 Lee Hall, £1020 White House Matfen, £1010 Luns House, £1005 Bunker Hill, £985 Lee Hall, £965 Sweethope, £940 Berwick Hill
British Blue x steers - £1075 & £980 Errington
Simmental x steers – £1325 Newlands Haugh, £1090 Hackford, £1080 Elilaw
Simmental x heifers – £980 Newlands Haugh
Angus x steers - £1240 & £1220 Sunniside, £1200 Allendale Farm & Elilaw, £1190, £1170, £1160 & £1130 Elilaw, £1120 Sunniside, £1100 & £1070 Elilaw, £1040 Allendale Farm
Angus x heifers – £1220 & £1180 Elilaw, £1160 Lee Hall, £1100 Berwick Hill, £1030 Newlands Haugh, £920 Berwick Hill
Hereford x heifers - £950 & £940 Bunker Hill
Beef Shorthorn heifers - £900 Sillywrea
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1150 & £1030 West Nubbock, £1010 & £1000 Haggwood, £970 West Nubbock, £955 Hedley West
Charolais x heifers - £1165 West Nubbock, £1090 & £1040 Haggwood, £930 Farnamullan, £900 West Shields
Limousin x steers – £1205 Grange House, £1200 & £1145 West Nubbock, £1140 Grange House, £1110 Rawfoot, £1095, £1080 & £1070 West Nubbock, £1060 Grange House, £1045 West Nubbock, £1040 Woodcroft, £1035 Errington, £1030 West Nubbock, £1025 East Unthank, £1020 Agars Hill, £1000 Low Middleton, £930 Agars Hill
Limousin x heifers – £1170 West Nubbock, £1150 West Nubbock & Dykehead, £1110 Dykehead, £1100 & £1080 Rusheylaw, £1035 Woodcroft, £1030, £1020 & £995 Lee Hall, £990 Woodcroft, £965 Agars Hill, £950 Lee Hall, £940 Farnamullan, Grange House & East Unthank, £925 Agars Hill, £920 Rusheylaw
British Blue x steers – £1035 & £1000 Rawfoot, £990 Errington, £960 Rawfoot
British Blue x heifers – £970 Rawfoot
Simmental x steers – £1000 Low Middleton & Hackford, £950 West Nubbock
Simmental x heifers – £920 Farnamullan
Angus x heifers - £960 Lee Hall
Cattle 10 months and under
Charolais x steers – £1150 West Nubbock
Charolais x heifers – £925 & £895 Elrington Hall
British Blue x steers – £1045 East Unthank
Cows with Calves at Foot
Limousin - £1200 Earnwell House
Shorthorn - £1000 New Park House
Belted Galloway - £780 Wayn Riggs
Larger entry of ewes this week but a mixed show on offer compared to last week with the main a touch easier in trade.
Texel - £92 Rusheylaw, £88 High Eshells, £80 Middle Moor, £74 Thornton Tower, £72 Wydon
Texel x – £111 Stotsfold, £110 South Carter Moor, £100 Stotsfold, £98 South Carter Moor, £96 Hallington New Houses, £94 Follions, £92 West Moorhouses, £90 Aydonshields & South Clarewood, £89 South Carter Moor & High Eshells, £88 Hallington New Houses, £85 Watch Hill & South Clarewood, £82 Middle Farm (x2), £80 Hallington New Houses & South Clarewood, £74 West Moorhouses & Stone Hall, £72 South Carter Moor, East Barnwell & The Reenes, £71 Watch Hill & Hedley Park, £70 Watch Hill, High Eshells, Stone Hall & Cooper House
Suffolk x – £92 Haredene, £90 Aydonshields, £89 Wallhouses, £88 West Kirkheaton & Wallhouses, £82 Broomfield, £70 Dene House, £69 Redgate Grange & Low Eshells, £68 Broomfield, £65 West Kirkheaton
Beltex x - £73 Palm Strothers
Leicester - £100 Allenshields, £73 Ottercops, £67 Middle Moor, £62 Ottercops
Zwartbles - £58 Watch Hill
Cheviot – £87 Barrasford Green, £68 Sillywrea, £58 Barrasford Green
Cheviot Mule – £66 Barrasford Green
Mule – £68 Watch Hill, £65 Haredene & Wallhouses, £62 Haredene, £60 Redgate Grange, High Eshells, Low Eshells, Rare Dean & South Clarewood, £59 Middle Farm & Stone Hall, £58 Aydonshields, Haggwood, Winnows Hill, High Alderheads & Low Brunton, £57 New Dotland & East Barnwell
Blackface – £52 Redesmouth, £50 New Dotland & Monkridge Hill, £58 Cowbyre, £47 Warksfield Head, £43 The Ash, £41 Thornton Tower
Swaledale – £42 Allenshields, £39 Loadman, £34 Birkside, £32 Bridgeford & Winnows Hill, £29 Loadman
Jacob - £32 Middle Farm
Crossbred - £91 Hallington New Houses
More store hoggs forward this week with 2810 catalogued. A more mixed show compared to last week, with more hill and mule hoggs forward, but trade was just as brisk, and possibly dearer than last week.
The sale was topped by some tremendous Beltex x tup hoggs from M/s JJ & JM Saunders, Bavington Hill Head who had the top five prices of £110, £105, £102, £101 and £100
Large demand for Suffolk x and Texel x farming hoggs which would all be between £74 - £80 and more could have been sold.
Blackface lambs in demand again with M/s JR Robinson & Son, Warksfield Head, Wark topping with a great pen at £73
For entries for next week’s sale please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444
Texel - £86.50 & £81 Bellingham Demesne
Texel x – £98.50 Willimoteswick, £97 Old Town, £96 Fairspring, £93 Follions & Grange House, £92 West High House & Cooper House, £91 Moorlaws & Broomfield, £90 Moorlaws, £89.50 Willimoteswick, £89 Moorlaws, £88.50 Follions, Blackburn & Fallowlee, £88 Blackburn & Lodge House, £87 Thornton Tower & Bankfoot, £86 Agars Hill, £85.50 Heugh Farm, £85 Low Carriteth, The Hagg & High Alderheads (x2), £84.50 South Gunnerton & Blackburn, £84 The Hagg, Thockrington (x2), Craigshield & West High House, £83.50 West Moorhouses & High Alderheads, £83 Low Carriteth, Lodge House & West High House, £82.50 Ochrelands, £82 Moorlaws, Midgeholme & Camphill, £81.50 The Hagg, £81 Midgeholme & Lodge House, £80.50 Thornton Tower & Bridgeford, £80 Bridgeford, Haggwood, The Hagg, Sunderland Cleugh, Broomfield & Blackburn, £79 Agars Hill, Duddo Hill, Partridge Nest, Thockrington & Errington Red House
Dutch Texel x - £88.50 & £87.50 Willimoteswick, £84, £82 & £81 High Warden, £80 Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £99 Blackburn, £90 Old Town, £88 Thockrington & Blackburn, £86 High Alderheads (x2), £85.50 East Fourstones, £85 Lodge House & Sillywrea, £84.50 Lodge House & Sillywrea, £84 Thockrington & East Fourstones, £82 Thockrington & Sillywrea, £81 Thornton Tower, East Uppertown, Broomfield, Thockrington & East Fourstones, £80 Grange House & Lodge House, £79 Newton Farm, Piatroon & Heugh Farm, £78 Heatherslaw, £77 Haggwood, £76.50 Burradon, £76 The Bridges, £75.50 Dene House, £75 Midgeholme & North Acomb
Charollais x – £90 Middle Coldcotes, £82 Haredene, £79.50 & £75 Middle Coldcotes, £71.50 Hall Hill, £71 Haredene
Beltex x - £110, £105, £102, £101, £100, £97 & £96 Bavington Hill Head, £95 Bavington Hill Head & West Moorhouses, £94 Hallington New Houses, £93 West Moorhouses, £91 & £87 Watch Hill, £86 & £85 Hallington New Houses, £80 Hallington New Houses & Watch Hill
Cheviot x - £65 Low Bleakhope, £64 Bellshiel, £61.50 Low Bleakhope, £59.50 Bellshiel
Mule – £75 Whiskershiel, £74 Warksfield Head, North Acomb & Sunderland Cleugh, £72.50 Allenheads Farm, £72 Warksfield Head, £70 Cowbyre, £69 Bellingham Demesne & Redgate Grange, £68 Rugley Walls, £65 Townfoot Woodburn & Sunderland Cleugh, £64.50 Low Carriteth, £61.50 Bellingham Demesne & Cowbyre, £60 Stone Stile & Allenheads Farm
Blackface – £73 Warksfield Head, £62 Whiskershiel, £56 Cowbyre, £54 Warksfield Head, £53 Cowbyre
Swaledale - £58.50 & £49 Low Bleakhope, £47 Agars Hill
Crossbred – £84 East Uppertown, £76 Watch Hill
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 8th January 2019
A nice entry of butchers’ heifers this week which would be slightly sharper than previous weeks.
Sale topped by Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick with a Limousin x heifer selling for 223.5ppk.
Limousin Heifers – £1303, £1289.60 & £1288.58 Nunwick, £1263.75 Flotterton, £1233.53 Nunwick
223.5p, 210.5p (x2) & 207.5p Nunwick, 187.5p Flotterton
Charolais Heifers – £1230.92 & £1203.05 Flotterton
208.5p & 199.5p Flotterton
More numbers of cows forward this week with a very mixed show on offer. Vendors were rewarded with a dearer trade for all classes. The sale was attended by more buyers also this week and we are needing more cows and cast bulls for next weeks’ sale.
Entries please to Drew on 07854361967
Limousin – £1084.60 Allenshields, £1006.71 Low Houselope, £931.03 Colepike, £878.50, £814.63 & £804.41 Flotterton
171.5p Low Houselope, 159.5p Allenshields, 128.5p, 125.5p & 122.5p Flotterton, 118.5p Frolar Meadows
Angus -£1104.40 & £952.19 Flotterton, £881.91 East Uppertown, £835.53 Flotterton £836.58 West Shields
125.5p, 123.5p & 121.5p Flotterton, 119.5p East Uppertown, 115.5p (x3) Flotterton
Angus (Male) - £1160.17 West Shields
Charolais – £1192.50 & 132.5p East Fourstones
British Blue – £903.46 Ingoe Low Hall, £896.81 Allenshields, £887.78 Agars Hill, £846.86 Colwell Demesne
136.5p Allenshields, 133.5p Agars Hill, 131.5p Colwell Demesne, 113.5p Ingoe Low Hall
Blonde - £869.50 & 117.5p Colepike
Hereford - £818.89 East Fourstones
A few less sheep forward but a good show of well fleshed hoggs. Trade a bit sharper and 5p firmer on the week selling to 246p from Little Swinburne.
Texel x – £101 Flotterton & Middle Heads, £100 Matfen High House, £99.50 Watch Currock, £96 Watch Currock & Old Town, £95.50 Blackburn, £95 High Eshells, Matfen High House & West Shields, £94.50 Baal Hill, Mickley Moor & St Oswalds, £94 Little Swinburne, Blackburn & Linacres, £93.80 Springwell Cottage, £93.50 Matfen High House & Little Swinburne, £93 Middle Heads, £92.50 St Oswalds & Warksfield Head (x3), £92 High Eshells, Flotterton & Blackburn, £91.80 Aydonshields, £91.50 Blackburn & Linacres, £91 Hedley Park, Middle Heads, Springwell Cottage, Blackburn & West Shields, £90.50 Little Swinburne & Old Town, £90 New Dotland, Matfen High House, Great Bavington, Aydonshields, Mickley Moor & West Shields, £89.50 New Dotland & West Shields, £89 Hedley Park, £88.50 Watch Currock, £88 Hedley Park & Aydonshields
246.1p, 235p & 232.1p Little Swinburne, 231.4p Watch Currock, 231.3p St Oswalds, 228.1p Matfen High House, 227.4p Blackburn, 222p Springwell Cottage, 221.3p Watch Currock, 221.1p Little Swinburne, 220.2p Warksfield Head, 219.8p St Oswalds, 219.7p Linacres, 218.6p Aydonshields, 213.1p New Dotland & West Shields, 212.2p Blackburn, 209.8p Matfen High House, 208.3p Linacres, 206.5p West Shields, 204.8p Little Swinburne, 204.7p Aydonshields, 204.1p Linacres, 203.9p Springwell Cottage, 202.2p West Shields, 200p St Oswalds & Linacres, 198.9p Hedley Park, 198.8p Baal Hill, 197.8p Hedley Park, 196.8p Warksfield Head (x2), 196.5p West Shields, 196.4p Great Bavington, 195.7p High Eshells, 195.6p Hedley Park, 195.2p St Oswalds, 194.7p Linacres, 194.2p Springwell Cottage, 1 92.9p Baal Hill, 192.3p Matfen High House, 191.7p Flotterton, 191.5p & 191.1p Matfen High House, 190.6p Blackburn, 190.2p Springwell Cottage
Suffolk x – £97.50 Middle Heads, £95 Great Bavington, £94.50 Old Town, £93.50 New Dotland, £92 Old Town, £91.50 Great Bavington, £91 New Dotland, £90 Flotterton, Baal Hill & Old Town, £89.50 New Dotland, £88 New Dotland & Middle Heads, £87 Black Callerton, £85.80 Great Bavington, £85 Flotterton, £84 New Dotland, £82 Great Bavington & Black Callerton
202.4p Flotterton, 195.2p Great Bavington, 195p Middle Heads, 192.4p Great Bavington, 191.3p & 190.9p New Dotland, 190.7p Great Bavington, 188.4p old Town, 187.5p Baal Hill, 187.2p Middle Heads, 183p Great Bavington, 182.2p Black Callerton, 182p New Dotland, 181.3p Black Callerton
Charollais x - £90 & 187.5p Old Town
Bleu D’Maine x - £88 & 220p Low Staples
Leicester - £88 Warksfield Head
Cheviot x- £92, £87.50 & £82.50 Flotterton
196.4p, 190.2p & 184p Flotterton
Cheviot Mule - £80.50 & 191.7p Flotterton
Mule – £88 New Dotland & Warksfield Head, £87 New Dotland, £81 Flotterton, £80.80 Baal Hill
195.6p Warksfield Head, 189.2p Flotterton, 189.1p New Dotland, 188.4p Flotterton, 187.9p Baal Hill
Blackface - £87.50 & £86 Warksfield Head
187p & 182.3p Warksfield Head
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £70 Old Town
Mule – £61 South Colwell, £55 Old Town
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 4th January 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their first sale of 2019 and offered a small catalogue of 135 head and all classes sold dearer than seen at the end of 2018.
With a full ringside of regular buyers the sale was topped at £1335 for a super red, home bred Limousin cross bullock at 20 months of age from local breeder Willie Patterson, Halton Red House.
Angus cattle peaked at £1250 for a 22 month old steer by a registered sire from Peter Findlay, Stoop Rigg, Simonburn and heifers topped at £1230 for a shapely Limousin from noted breeders Messrs Burn, Grange Houses with a hefty Charolais from Messrs Milburn, Holling Hill following closely at £1225.
A nice show of quality was evident throughout and buyer interest was keen from the very start of the sale. Increased numbers are expected next week and entries are invited for this sale and also the following week which will see the inaugural ‘New Year Prize Show & Sale’ of store cattle scheduled for the 18th January. Entries and buyer enquiries for all such sales should be directed to our auctioneers on 01434 605444.
Cattle 30+ Months
Limousin x heifers - £1060 Throp Hill
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1305 Rare Dean, £1145 East Uppertown, £1120 Farnamullan
Simmental x steers – £1140, £1080, £1070 & £1055 Stoop Rigg
Simmental x heifers – £925 Hedley West
Angus x steers - £1260, £1250 & £1210 Stoop Rigg
Angus x heifers – £1125 & £1090 Stoop Rigg
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1170 Rare Dean
Charolais x heifers – £1225, £1195, £1180 & £1165 Holling Hill, £1050 Rare Dean & Holling Hill, £1135 (x2) & £1110 Holling Hill, £1105 Farnamullan, £1020 Holling Hill, £1000 Rare Dean
Limousin x steers – £1335 & £1310 Halton Red House, £1300 Blackburn, £1270 Halton Red House, £1255 Lough Green, £1235& £1220 Blackburn, £1215 Lough Green, £1195 Halton Red House, £1190 Blackburn, £1170 Blackburn, East Uppertown & Farnamullan, £1120 East Uppertown, £1110 Grange House, £1070 East Uppertown, £1040 Settlingstones, £1025 Farnamullan, £1015 & £950 Settlingstones
Limousin x heifers – £1230 Grange House, £1225 & £1200 Luns House, £1195 Holling Hill & Lough Green, £1170 Lough Green, £1150 Halton Red House, £1140 Luns House, £1070 Lough Green, £1055 & £980 Luns House, £955 Farnamullan
Blonde x steers – £1165 Lough Green
Angus x heifers – £1180, £1140 & £1095 Aydonshields
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x heifers - £960 & £945 Farnamullan
Limousin x steers – £1220 & £1205 Grange House, £1020, £1000 & £975 & Settlingstones
Limousin x heifers – £1105 Grange House
Cast Ewes & Tups
A good show of cast sheep for the first sale after the New Year and all classes’ dearer, especially heavy continental ewes.
Sale topped at £136 for Texel Ewes from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley.
More cast sheep could have been sold easily and are needed for next week’s sale.
Texel - £80 Stobbilee, £76 Low West House
Texel x – £136 Low Ardley, £134 High Eshells, £122 Glenhill, £120 Low Ardley, £113 & £112 High Eshells, £110 Watch Currock, £109 East Cocklaw, £108 High Eshells, £104 Wallhouses, £100 Watch Currock & Low Ardley, £95 & £92 Watch Currock, £86 Elrington Hall, £83 Low Ardley, £80 West Heddon, £79 (x3) Low Ardley, £78 West Shields, £77 Luns House, Waite Farm & Partridge Nest, £76 Grangemoor
Suffolk - £69 Flotterton
Suffolk x – £123 Wallhouses, £78 Sillywrea, £68 Allenheads Farm
Beltex x - £122 & £76 Glenhill
Leicester - £79 Glenhill, £70 Hole Farm & Flotterton
Cheviot x – £68 South Colwell
SC Cheviot – £94 & £65 Flotterton
Mule – £75 Wallhouses, £74 High Eshells & West Shields, £70 Watch Currock, £68 East Cocklaw, £67 Longwitton, £66 Low Ardley, £62 Luns House, West Shields & Greystone House, £61 West Heddon, £60 Luns House, West Shields & Penpeugh, £59 Paradise Farm, £58 Thockrington, £57 Allenheads Farm & West Shields
Blackface – £56 & £50 Flotterton, £46 Longwitton
Swaledale – £44 Glenhill, £39 Linshiels, £38 Ouston, £32 Glenhill, £31 The Brigg, £30 Ouston
Crossbred - £56 Waite Farm
What a way to start the store sheep sale this year!
All classes of store hoggs dearer and twice the quantity could have been sold easily compared to the 1657 catalogued.
Sale topped at £118 for Texel tup hoggs from M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green.
FT Walton sold Suffolk tup hoggs to £116
Beltex x hoggs sold to £103 from M/s M&L Churchyard, Hownsgill Farm, Consett.
Mule hoggs topped at £73 from M/s W&PF Walton, Penpeugh, Bardon Mill.
A lot more hoggs needed for next week’s sale to meet buyers demand.
For entries please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444
Texel - £118 Lough Green, £112 & £110 Low Ardley, £108 Flotterton Cottage, £99 Lough Green, £92 Low Ardley, £80 West Heddon
Texel x – £98 Hetherington, £96 Butterknowes, £94.50 Butterknowes, Lough Green & Hetherington, £92 Moorlaws, £90 Flotterton Cottage, Elrington Hall & Paradise Farm, £90.50 Wydon, £90 Amerside Law (x2), £89 Butterknowes & Amerside Law, £88.50 Plainfield Farm, Ravensworth Grange & Haggwood, £88 Agars Hill, £87.50 Moorlaws & Amerside Law, £87 Elrington Hall, £86.50 Amerside Law, £86 Greenchesters & Paradise Farm, £85 Amerside Law, £84.50 Greenchesters & Butterknowes, £84 Lee Hall, £82 Greenchesters, £81.50 Agars Hill, £79.50 West Heddon & Causey View, £79 Allenheads Farm & Amerside Law, £78.50 Agars Hill, £78 Yetlington Lane & Lee Hall, £77.50 Partridge Nest
Dutch Texel x - £110 Newbiggin Hill, £100.50 Willimoteswick, £99 Newbiggin Hill, £94.50 Willimoteswick, £92 Burn House, £90 Willimoteswick, £77 Burn House
Suffolk - £116 & £86 Flotterton
Suffolk x – £99.50 Sillywrea, £92.50 Brixter Hill, £89.50 Sillywrea, £88 Amerside Law, £84 Brixter Hill, £79 Haggwood, £73.50 Ravensworth Grange, £72 Rugley Walls
Beltex x - £103 Hownsgill, £97 Whitton Glebe, £95.50 Hownsgill, £95 Bavington Hill Head, £91 & £87.50 Hownsgill, £84 Bavington Hill Head, £82 & £79 Low West House, £78 Ewesley, £73 Whitton Glebe, £71.50 Ewesley
Cheviot x - £66.50 & £61 Ravensworth Grange, £60 & £57 Flotterton, £56 Ravensworth Grange
SC Cheviot - £86, £80 & £77 Flotterton, £76 Sillywrea, £66 Flotterton
Mule – £73 Penpeugh, £72.50 Errington Red House £69.50 & £57.50 Coatlith
Blackface – £65.50, £64 & £48.50 Featherwood, £47 Gleedlee, £44 Flotterton
Swaledale - £43.50 Linshiels, £41.50 & £39 Buckshot
Crossbred – £72 Bavington Hill Head & Greenchesters
Hexham Primestock | Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Nice show of butcher’s heifers that topped at 218.5ppk for a nice Charolais heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.
Limousin Heifers – £1126.13 & 214.5p Flotterton
Charolais Heifers – £1284.78, £1215.83 & £1125.63 Flotterton
218.5p, 217.5p & 189.5p Flotterton
Small show of cows that were eagerly bid for.
Back to normal next Tuesday and cast cattle wanted. Please call Drew with entries.
Limousin – £970.45 & 116.5p Old Town
Angus -£876 & 109.5p Old Town
British Blue – £916 Colwell Demesne, £909.23 Monk Farm
114.5p Colwell Demesne, 108.5p Monk Farm
A good show of Hoggs forward sold well although not reaching the heights of the back end of last week.
Top of £99.50 from Little Swinburne and 252.6p from Quarry House.
Texel x – £990.50 Little Swinburne, £96 Quarry House & Baal Hill, £95 Little Swinburne, £94.50 West Shields & Quarry House, £93.50 Tenter House, £93 Comb Hills, £92 Little Swinburne & Quarry House, £91 West Shields & East Cocklaw, £90 Little Swinburne (x2) & East Cocklaw, £89.50 Low Ardley, £89 Baal Hill, Middle Heads (x2), Hedley Park, Tosson Tower, Wallhouses & Low Ardley, £88.50 Hedley Park, Low Ardley, Great Bavington & Aydonshields, £88 West Shields & Crescent Farm, £87.50 Hedley Park & Tosson Tower, £87 Comb Hills, Baal Hill, Hedley Park, Tosson Tower & Low Ardley, £86.50 Low Eshells, £86 West Shields, Crescent Farm (x2), Baal Hill, Hedley Park (x2), Wallhouses, Aydonshields & Black Hedley
252.6p Quarry House, 251.4p Comb Hills, 248.8p Little Swinburne, 236.3p Quarry House, 230p & 225p Little Swinburne, 223.8p Low Ardley, 217.5p Comb Hills, 217.4p Tenter House, 217.1p Little Swinburne, 214.8p West Shields, 212.2p Low Ardley, 211.9p Tosson Tower, 211.6p West Shields, 209.3p Little Swinburne, 207.1p Tosson Tower, 205.1p Tosson Tower, Crescent Farm & High Warden, 204.9p Tosson Tower, 204.7p Crescent Farm, 202.4p Little Swinburne, 201.2p Hedley Park, 200p Tenter House, Hedley Park & Aydonshields, 197.8p East Cocklaw, 197.6p Aydonshields, 196.7p Low Ardley, 195.5p Wallhouses, 193.5p Middle Heads & Low Ardley, 192.2p Low Eshells, 190.9p Crescent Farm & Tenter House, 190.7p West Shields, 189.4p Middle Heads, 189.1p Baal Hill, 188.5p High Warden, 187.8p Quarry House, 187p West Shields, Crescent Farm & Baal Hill
Dutch Texel x – £86 (x2), £83.50 & £83 Willimoteswick
216.2p, 215p, 204.8p & 202.4p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £97 Great Bavington, £93 Rugley Walls, £90 Great Bavington, £89 Baal Hill, £88 Low Eshells & Great Bavington, £87.50 Great Bavington, £87 Rugley Walls, £86 Low Eshells & Black Hedley, £85 Luns House, £84.50 Middle Heads, £83 & £82 Great Bavington
200p, 191.3p, 190.7p & 184.4p Great Bavington, 183p Low Eshells, 181.6p Baal Hill, 180.9p & 180.7p Luns House, 179.8p Middle Heads, 178.6p Great Bavington, 175p Luns House, 172p Black Hedley
Charollais x - £91 East Cocklaw, £90 & £87 Rugley Walls
219.5p, 212.2p & 200p Rugley Walls, 185.7p East Cocklaw
Cheviot x- £80, £79 & £75.50 Flotterton
188.8p, 188.1p & 181.8p Flotterton
Mule – £84 Quarry House, £80 Baal Hill, £76 Quarry House
181.8p Baal Hill, 181p Quarry House
Blackface - £81 & £75.50 Quarry House
188.8p & 168.8p Quarry House