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Scots Gap Prime Stock | Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Scots Gap Mart sold 304 Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep at their weekly sale. All classes once again dearer on the week and considerably better than seen earlier the same week.  

Lambs averaged £75.17 for 42kg with an SQQ figure of 182.4ppkg 

Trade topped at £90 for a heavy Texel cross lamb from Austin & Jeremy Dodds, High House, Milbourne whilst Adam & Dan Thompson, The Fawns, peeked at 194.9ppkg. 

Cast sheep sold to £103 and £99 for Texel Ewes also from High House, with Rams to £97 from Peter Charleton, Little Harle. 

Prime Lambs 

Texel x – £90 High House, £81 Dykehead, £80 (x2) & £79 High House, £78 Rugley Walls, £77 Dykehead, Black Callerton & The Fawns, £76 The Fawns, £75 Black Callerton & The Fawns 

194.9p The Fawns, 192.5p Dykehead & The Fawns, 192.3p The Fawns, 190.5p High House, 190.2p Rugley Walls, 187.5p & 183.8p Black Callerton, 166.7p Fairspring, 162.0p Dykehead 

Mule - £80, £77.50 & £75.80 Pitland Hills 

164.8p & 158.2p Pitland Hills

Cast Ewes and Rams  

Texel Ram - £97 & £87 Little Harle, £82 High House 

Texel x - £103, £99 & £93High House, 89 & £88.50 The Fawns, £86 & £84 The Fawns (D Thompson), £82 Pitland Hills, £81 Little Harle, £80 Great Bavington, £79 The Fawns & Longwitton, £78 Great Bavington, £72.50 Longwitton 

Suffolk x - £94 Pitland Hills, £84 Black Callerton, £68 Tuthill & Dene House 

Mule – £77, £75 & £68 Tuthill, £67 Little Harle & Longwitton, £64.50 Black Callerton, £62.50 Great Bavington 

Leicester Ram - £90 Little Harle 

Lleyn - £75 Black Callerton

Blackface - £40 Little Harle

Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 24th November 2017

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale had forward a sound entry of 341 head of store cattle and suckled calves. With numbers now easing all classes looked a good trade on the day with buyers-a-plenty at the ringside.  The leading price of the day was £1410 and was seen not once but twice, both times for cattle from County Durham. The first was a big Charolais steer at 20 months from Messrs Walker Bros, Satley who saw their seven steers average a noteworthy £1355 whilst the next lot; a pair, also Charolais crosses at the same age which also realised £1410 were sold by Messrs Tweddle, Springwell.

Messrs Walker also saw one of their Simmental bred steers at the same age reach £1400 whilst the dearest heifer on the day; A big upstanding Angus by a registered bull from Selby & Alan Robson, Yatesfield also hit the same figure. No fewer than 57 cattle, both steers and heifers exceeded £1200 per head and were testament to the stockmanship of the vendors that regularly present their cattle for sale through the Hexham store ring.

 

The mid-aged class of cattle; those in the 11-17 month bracket also sold well and saw both the steer and heifer trade dominated by Messrs Burn, Grange House, Stamfordham. Renowned for top quality stores the family took home £1340 for their best steer at 15 months of age and heifer sisters to this one came back at £1190 and £1180 also.

A small but choice entry of yearling and younger types continued to sell well at this centre and highlights included a super jet black Limousin yearling steer from Messrs Crozier, Raggetsyke, Dumfriesshire which rang the bell at £1200 and was followed by another of the same breed from Edward Thoburn, Pitland Hills at £1170.

With the entire sale returning an average of £995.15 for all cattle sold all categories looked a good trade on the day but especially well-bred heifers with shape and potential for growth obviously sought after by a number of specialist finishers.

The auctioneers would be delighted to discuss the marketing of any cattle which are yet to be traded and we would actively encourage breeders to contact our team who can advise how best and when to take advantage of these current levels.  

 Leading prices;

 Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1370 West Biggens, £1315 East White Hill, £1295 Kirkley March, £1110 Springwell

British Blue x heifers - £1080 Moorgair

Simmental x steers - £1230 Satley

Angus x steers - £1300 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £1400, £12*90 & £1250 Yatesfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1410 Satley & Springwell, £1390 Satley, £1360 & £1340 Hallington New Houses, £1235 Kirkley March, £1120 & £1080 (x2) The Raw, £1075 White House Birtley, £1050, £1040 & £1010 Redshaw

Charolais x heifers – £1355, £1340, £1315 & £1290 Hallington New Houses, £1200 Edlingham Newtown, £1180 Rare Dean, £1170 & £1165 Edlingham Newtown, £1150 The Raw, £1130 White House Birtley, £1120 Edlingham Newtown, £1110 The Raw, £1100 Rare Dean (x2) & The Raw (x2), £1090 White House Birtley, £1060 The Raw, £1025 Rare Dean, £965 Harewalls

 Limousin x steers – £1385 & £1370 (x2) Lough Green, £1365 Lunns House, £1350 Kirkley March, £1340 Lunns House (x2), £1330 Lee Hall & Lough Green, £1310 Lough Green & Springwell, £1290 Lunns House, £1285 Lough Green, £1280 Lee Hall & Springwell, £1240 Lough Green, £1195 Rosehill, £1190 & £1180 Lee Hall, £1175 Kirkley March, £1160 Stotsfold, £1155 Wingates Wholme, £1150 Lee Hall, £1130 Kirkley March

 Limousin x heifers – £1280 Comb Hills, £1170 Edlingham Newtown, £1140 Wingates Wholme, £1135 Lee Hall, £1125 Edlingham Newtown, £1100 Blackhalls, £1090 Wingates Wholme, £1085 Blackhalls, £1040 Lee Hall (x2), £1000 Wingates Wholme, £990 White House Birtley, £930 Glendue, £920 Glendue & Rosehill

 British Blue x steers - £1240 Lee Hall

 Simmental x steers – £1400, £1380 & £1340 (x2) Satley

 Simmental x heifers – £1000 Intake

 Angus x steers -£1350 Springwell, £1250 Lee Hall, £1210 Springwell, £1000, £980 & £960 Redshaw

 Angus x heifers – £1140 (x2) High Barns, £1130 Yatesfield, £1080 & £1070 (x2) High Barns, £990 Yatesfield

 Beef Shorthorn x heifers - £1060 & £940 Yatesfield

 South Devon x steers - £1105, £1080 & £960 Newton Greens

 Stabiliser x steers - £1170 Wingates Wholme

 Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1185, £1160 & £1110 Edlingham Newtown, £1110 Harewalls, £1095 Edlingham Newtown & Harewalls, £1090, £1045, £1025, £1000 & £970 (x2) Harewalls

Charolais x heifers - £1125 & £1110 Edlingham Newtown

Limousin x steers – £1340 Grange House, £1260 Stotsfold, £1220 & £1210 Grange House, £1200 Rosehill & Raggetsyke, £1190 Stotsfold, £1175 Comb Hills, £1170 Pitland Hills, £1120 Stotsfold, £1100 Lovelady Shield, £1065 East Wharmley, £1060 High Lovelady Shield, £1050 East Wharmley, £1035 High Lovelady Shield, £1020 White House Eastgate (x2), £1000 Pitland Hills, £940 White House Eastgate

Limousin x heifers – £1190 & £1180 Grange House, £1155 Comb Hills, £1100 White House Eastgate, £1070 Lee Hall, £1050 White House Eastgate, £1030 Pitland Hills, £1010 Thornton Tower, £980 Rosehill, £925 Pitland Hills

 British Blue x steers – £1100 Stotsfold

 Simmental x steers – £1030 (x2) East Wharmley

 Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £965 Low Bishopton

Limousin x steers – £1000 High Lovelady Shield & White House Eastgate, £900 Baal Hill

 Limousin x heifers – £910 High Lovelady Shield

 Simmental x steers – £890 Baal Hill, £860 Dale House

 Saler x steers – £840 Baal Hill

 Store Sheep

 Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 4906 Store Lambs and Cast Ewes.

 Cast Ewes

Heavy ewes maintaining last week’s high rates of returns with lighter ewes still remaining difficult to cash.

Texel – £120 Agars Hill, £116 Colepike

Texel x – £124 & £122 Low Ardley, £116 Bavington Hill Head, £112 Low Leam, £110 Watch Currock, £96 New Acres & Willimoteswick, £95 Whittingham Grange & Bavington Hill Head, £94 Low Ardley, £93 Bavington Hill Head, £90 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £96 Sillywrea, £89 Low Eshells, £88 High Alderheads & Colepike, £87 Whittingham Grange, £80 Greyside

Charollais x - £86 Great Tosson

Leicester - £84 Lowes Fell, £81 & £76 Harwood Shield

Cheviot - £76 Sillywrea

Mule – £73 Whittingham Grange & Watch Currock, £71 Great Chesters, £70 Low Eshells & Colepike, £69 Comb Hills, £67 Lowes Fell & Harwood Shield 

Blackface – £52 The Hott, £51 Highfield & Greyside, £50 Grindon Hill, £49 Lowes Fell & Low Leam

Swaledale – £50 Whitelees, £42 Blackcleugh (x2), £40 Harwood Shield, £39 Low Leam

Crossbred - £64 Great Tosson

Store Lambs

Once again all classes very well sold on the week. 35 active purchasers were present ensuring all vendors left delighted with their day’s trading.  Topping the sale was a Texel Tup lamb consigned by M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley.  A further 17 pens of lambs exceeding the £80 barrier.

Many more lambs are required at this centre to satisfy demand. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444, John Walton 07738406297 or Drew Patrick 07854361967 for further enquiries.

Texel - £100, £98 & £92 Low Ardley

Texel x (Av £66.25) – £96 Follions, £95 Redburn, £89 New Acres, £86.50, £84.50 & £84 Follions, £82 Fell Lane, £81 Longlea Netherwitton, £80 New Acres, £79 Fell Lane & Lorbottle, £78.50 Hollin Close, £78 Cornsay House, £77.50 Redburn, £77 Horneystead, £76 Moralees & Wydon, £75.50 Redburn, £75 East Broomshiels & Bingfield East Quarter

Dutch Texel x - £69 Midgeholme

Suffolk x (Av £68.14) – £80 Lowes Fell, £77 Lodge House, £74.50 Nettlesworth West, £73 West Park, £71 Black Hedley, £70.50 Crescent Farm

Beltex x (Av £75.31) - £91, £85.50 & £85 Bavington Hill Head

Charollais x - £80 Ricknall Grange

Leicester - £63 Dale House

Cheviot x (Av £59.31) - £63 Featherwood, Donkleywood & Longlea, £61 & £60 Longlea

Mule (Av £52.91) – £68 Redburn, £65 Black Heddon, £64 Belsay Barns, £63 The Throp & Black Heddon, £59 Hollin Close & Rigg Farm

Blackface (Av £40.43) – £51 Townfoot Woodburn & Featherwood, £49.50 Townfoot Woodburn

Swaledale - £50 Gleedlee, £35 Buckshot

Crossbred (Av £65.16) – £75 Ricknall Grange, £70 & £67 Lodge House

Hexham Prime Stock | Tuesday 28th November 2017

Primestock

Next week, 5th December, is the Christmas Prize Show and Sale for all classes of Cattle and Sheep.  For entries and enquiries please contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444. 

Cattle 

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Geld Cows and Clean Cattle. 

Prime Cattle 

Limousin Heifers – 211.5p & 209.5p (x2) Nunwick 

Limousin Heifers – £1301, £1294.38 & £1259.10 Nunwick 

OTM 

Limousin – 177.5p Wallhouses, 149.5p Low Houselope, 145.5p Hammershield, 143.5p Nunwick, 142.5p Hammershield 

British Blue – 174.5p Cornsay House 

Angus – 157.5p Horncastle, 144.5p Evistones, 143.5p The Reenes 

Stabiliser – 142.5p Nunwick 

Limousin – £1274.45 Wallhouses, £1056.02 & £1051.86 Nunwick, £1024.64 East Butsfield, £1024.32 Hammershield, £1012.12 Low Houselope, £990.51 Nunwick, £967.58 Hammershield 

Angus – £1173.34 Evistones, £1020.29 The Reenes, £991.71 Greencarts 

Stabiliser – £1024.58 Nunwick 

British Blue - £958.01 Cornsay House, £945.35 High Alderheads 

Prime Sheep

 Prime Lambs

A mixed show of lambs forward but again a lot of weight about. Trade was dearer on the week. 

Texel x – £90 Sunniside, £86 (x2) High Baulk, £85.50 South Kirkheaton, £85 Channel Well & Baal Hill, £84.50 West Shields, £84.20 Sunniside & Lingey Field, £84 Low Eshells & Lingey Field, £83.80 West Shields, £83.50 Low Ardley, £83 High Baulk & Blackburn, £82.50 Old Town, £82 Burn House, Low Eshells (x2), South Kirkheaton & Middle Heads, £81.80 Blackburn, £81.50 Low Eshells, £81 South Kirkheaton & West Shields, £80.50 High Baulk & West Shields, £80.20 Middle Heads, £80 Channel Well, Aydonshields, Comb Hills, Blue Gables, South Kirkheaton, Old Town, Great Chesters, West Shields & Colepike

212.5p Channel Well, 210.5p Lingey Field, 208.5p South Kirkheaton, 204.4p West Shields, 200p Channel Well, 198.8p Low Ardley, 197.5p Low Eshells, 195.5p High Baulk, 195.2p South Kirkheaton, 194.4p Highwood, 190.7p Burn House, 187.8p Low Eshells, 182.9p West Shields, 182.9p South Kirkheaton, 180.5p Newlands Hall (x2), 178.4p Lingey Field, 178.3p Middle Heads, 177.8p Great Chesters, 177.2p Burn House & Low Eshells, 176.3p Highwood, 175p West Shields (x2), 174.4p Middle Heads, 174p Blackburn, 173.9p South Kirkheaton, 172.8p Low Ardley 

Dutch Texel x – £85, £83.80 & £83.50 Willimoteswick 

214.1p, 184.5p & 178.3p Willimoteswick

 Suffolk x – £85 High Dalton & Baal Hill, £84 Sunniside (x3), £83.50 Sunniside & Sillywrea, £82 Old Town, £81 Colepike, £80.50 Old Town, £80.40 Middle Heads, £80 High Dalton, Old Town & Colepike, £79.50 Colepike, £78 Lowes Fell, £77.20 Low Eshells, £77 High Dalton, £76.50 Old Town, £76 Lunns House, £75 Blue Gables 

171.1p Middle Heads, 170.9p Lunns House, 168p Sunniside, 167.4p High Dalton, 165.6p Colepike, 164.7p Sunniside, 164.3p Low Eshells, 163.7p Sillywrea, 163.3p Colepike, 161.9p Lunns House 

Beltex x – £83.20 & 208p Comb Hills 

Charollais x - £87, £86.50, £86 (x2), £85.80, £85.20 (x2), £85, £84.50, £84 (x2), £83.50, £83 & £81.50 Sunniside 

173.9p, 169.8p, 169.4p, 168p (x2), 167p & 165p Sunniside 

Mule – £78.80 Baal Hill, £75.50 Great Chesters, £74.50 Lowes Fell, £70 (x2) Blackburn 

169.7p Highwood, 164.2p Baal Hill 

Blackface - £65 & 147.7p Greenleas 

Swaledale - £46.50, £43 & £42.20 Bulls Hill 

114.1p Bulls Hill 

Cast Ewes and Rams  

Texel x – £54 Newlands Hall 

Suffolk x - £58 Old Town

Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 1st December 2017

Hexham Auction Mart

1st December 2017

Store Cattle

 

Hexham & Northern Marts at their first sale in the festive month of December had forward an entry of 507 head of store cattle.  Despite seasonal overnight snowfall a great show of numbers for the time of year was met by a good crowd of buyers at the ringside and all classes once again sold very well.

The first lot into the ring held a brace of accolades on the day, both top price and top average. Messrs Walton, Flotterton, Rothbury sold 12 huge Charolais cross Limousin bullocks at 19-20 months which peaked at £1450 for a hefty pair and averaged a commendable £1427 throughout.

The Charolais breed was sought after on the day with two other vendors reaping the benefits of the white gallic sire.  Messrs Walker Bros, Satley also rang the bell with another at the same age which cashed for £1430 and saw their seven level at £1335 whilst Joe Vickers, South Farm, Rennington, Alnwick, peaked at £1410 twice and saw his fifteen North Northumberland bullocks return at £1376, All three vendors results surely highlighting Hexham as THE centre in the region at which to sell older, forward store cattle.

It was also Mr Vickers which led the top Limousin prices with a pair and a single all changing hands for £1400; three of a total of nineteen which traded at or above the newsworthy figure on the day.

In total fifty-seven cattle sold at or in excess of One Thousand, Three Hundred pounds which included a number of heifers, the dearest on the day being a super Limmy lady at just 14 months of age which sold exceptionally well for Mel Stobbs, High Dalton, Hexhamshire with the hammer falling at £1350.

Although not a dedicated native breed day no fewer than 51 Angus and Angus cross cattle changed hands and these peaked at £1290 with a big black bullock by a Blelack registered sire from Hope House Farm, Amble.  A further two from the same home were presented in fine form by manager Gavin Baston and the trio averaged a deserved £1246.

As well as the sale leading heifer Messrs Stobbs led the middle aged cattle class selling the top priced steer in the 11-17 months bracket; a well-bred and well-presented Limousin cross steer at 15 months which also hit home at £1380.  Two further heifers also struck the £1300 mark highlighting this centre as one where best end females sell at a premium when Alan Ogle, Comb Hill, Slaley sold a Limmy at 15 months for £1310 whilst Robin Macdonald, Low Middleton; another North Northumberland producer rewarded well for his journey South saw his Blue cross heifer at 16 months realise £1300.

The youngest class of cattle, at ten months of age and younger again sold well also.  Paul & Robbie Coulson topped with a smart Charolais steer from High Staward which hit £950 whilst near neighbour Benedict Bates, Nilston Rigg Farms sold three shapely Limousins which made £880 individually.  Messrs Coulson peaked the heifer trade in this class also with a sister to their bullock making £810.

Once again the auctioneers are appealing to vendors with cattle yet to be sold to contact the mart offices so the best route to market can be identified with maximum return as a result.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

 

Angus x heifers - £1050 Spenside

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais heifers – £1080 & £1045 Rosebrough

Limousin x steers – £1140 Tosson Glebe, £1060 & £970 Raylees

Limousin x heifers - £1335 Low Middleton

British Blue x steers – £1250 Ednorville

Simmental x steers - £1140, £1120, £1030 & £970 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £1075, £1015 & £1010 Stoop Rigg

 

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1450 & £1440 Flotterton, £1430 Satley, £1415 Flotterton, £1410 Flotterton (x2) & South Rennington (x2), £1405 & £1375 South Rennington, £1370 Satley & South Rennington, £1365 & £1355 South Rennington, £1350, £1300 & £1270 Satley, £1060 White House Birtley

Charolais x heifers – £1210 & £1180 Rosebrough, £1100 & £1035 Grange Farm, £1020 Grange Farm & Hackford

Limousin x steers – £1400 (x2) Rennington South, £1395 Airy Holm, £1390 Lough Green, £1385 Airy Holm, £1380 Lough Green & Airy Holm (x2), £1370 Armond Carr & Airy Holm, £1365 Lough Green, £1345 Airy Holm, £1335 Armond Carr, £1330 & £1325 (x2) Lough Green, £1320 South Rennington, £1290 Lough Green, £1275 Blackburn, £1265 Kirkley March, £1260 Blackburn & Lee Hall, £1250 Lough Green, £1240 Armond Carr (x2)

Limousin x heifers – £1350 Comb Hills, £1290 Lunns House, £1250 Dunston Hill, £1210 Lunns House, £1200 Dunston Hill & Kirkley Dam House, £1150 Nilston Rigg, £1140 Lunns House (x2), £1135 Dunston Hill & Nilston Rigg, £1130 Dunston Hill, £1125 Lunns House & Comb Hills, £1100 Lee Hall (x3) & Comb Hills, £1095 East White Hill, £1080 Lee Hall, £1075 Shitlington Hall, £990 Allendale Farm

Blonde x steers – £1300 & £1230 Middle Dukesfield, £1110 & £1035 Ednorville, £965 Glendue

Simmental x steers – £1330 & £1300 Satley

Simmental x heifers – £1065 Dunston Hill, £1040 Allendale Farm

Angus x steers -£1290, £1235 & £1215 Hope House, £1175, £1125 & £1070 Middle Dukesfield, £960 (x2) Newton Greens

Angus x heifers – £1000, £945, £930 & £920 Middle White Hill

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £980 & £945 Woodlands Hall

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

 

Charolais x steers – £900 Hackford

Charolais x heifers - £1155, £1130, £1120 & £1085 Thrunton, £990 Rosebrough, £960 Hackford

Limousin x steers – £1380 High Dalton, £1275 Harwood Shield, £1240 Greyside, £1220 High Dalton & Harwood Shield, £1200 Greyside, Harwood Shield & The Steel, £1175 Greyside, £1170 The Steel, £1160 Lee Hall, High Dalton & Greyside, £1155 & £1145 Greyside, £1115 Kirkley Dam House, £1110 & £1105 Greyside, £1095 Harwood Shield, £1090 & £1040 White House Birtley, £1000 East White Hill, £990 Glendue, £940 Low Bishopton

Limousin x heifers – £1380 High Dalton, £1310 Comb Hills, £1295 Harwood Shield, £1240 High Dalton, £1190 The Steel, £1160 Harwood Shield, £1145, £1125, £1095 & £1085 Greyside, £1080 Low Bishopton, £1070 Harwood Shield, £1000 Greyside, £980 Low Bishopton

British Blue x steers – £1135 Low Middleton, £1045 Harwood Shield, £965 & £960 Glendue

British Blue x heifers – £1300 Low Middleton

Simmental x steers – £910 Hackford

Angus x steers – £1000 & £955 Spenside

Cattle 10 months and under

 

Charolais x steers – £950 & £890 (x2) High Staward

Charolais x heifers - £810 High Staward

Limousin x steers – £880 (x3) Nilston Rigg, £870 Tedcastle

Limousin x heifers – £750 Nilston Rigg

British Blue x steers – £795 Low Bishopton

Simmental x steers – £780 Shotton

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

 

Again heavy ewes dearer on the week with leaner sorts maintaining last week’s rates.  More ewes could be sold to vendor advantage.

Texel – £134 Bavington Hill Head, £124 Felton Demesne, £104 East Benridge, £102 Grindon Hill

Texel x – £131 High Eshells, £120 High Eshells & Watch Currock, £118 Heatherwick, £106 Watch Currock, £105 Rennys Barn & Capheaton New Houses, £100 Wayn Riggs, Rawfoot & Middle Dukesfield

Suffolk - £60 Grindon Hill

Suffolk x – £108 East Benridge, £90 Capheaton New Houses

Beltex x - £100 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £92 Grindon Hill

Zwartbles - £84 Wallridge Cottages

Cheviot - £73 Heatherwick

Mule – £82 High Eshells, £76 Watch Currock, £74 Coatyards & Rawfoot, £73 Rennys Barn, £72 Lunns House, £71 Brinkburn Newhouses, £70 East Benridge, West Wharmley, Lingey Field, Rawfoot & Armstrong Arms

Blackface – £72 Shitlington Hall, £50 East Benridge

Swaledale – £46 Rawfoot, £43 Round Meadows

Crossbred - £67 Heatherwick

Store Lambs

A fantastic show of lambs forward for the time of year which sold to a full ring of potential purchasers ensuring all vendors went home delighted with their days trading.  Topping at £96 for a penful of Texel x lambs consigned by M/s JN & PL Herron, Bensons Fell.  Again more could have been sold to vendor advantage and are required on a weekly basis.  Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444, John Walton 07738406297 or Drew Patrick 07854361967 for further enquiries.

Texel x (Av £65.45) – £96 Bensons Fell, £90 Halfway House, £88 Lorbottle, £87 Yatesfield, £86 Whiteside Birtley, Armstrong Arms, £84.50 Thornley Pit House, £83.50 Bensons Fell (x2), £82.50 & £82 Butterknowes, £80.50 Lingey Field & Bensons Fell, £80 Chapel House & Chirdon, £79.50 Halfway House, £79 High Yarridge, £78.50 High Yarridge, £78 Halfway House

Dutch Texel x (Av £72.01) - £89 Chirdon, £85 Willimoteswick, £84 Willimoteswick & Chirdon, £83.50 Chirdon, £82 Agars Hill, £81.50 Willimoteswick, £80 Chirdon, £79.50 Willimoteswick

Suffolk – £89 Lowes Fell

Suffolk x (£60.59) – £86.50 The Bridges, £74.50 Lowes Fell, £73 & £71.50 Felton Demesne

Beltex x (£72.99) - £80, £76 & £75 Bavington Hill Head

Hampshire x - £52 Middle Dukesfield (Anna Robson)

Leicester - £83 Yatesfield, £75 Lorbottle

Cheviot x - £59 Cottonshope, £50 Quickeningcote & Greenley Cleugh

Mule (Av £58.91) – £66.50 Stone Stile, £65 Chirdon, £63 Heatheridge & Errington Red House, £62.50 Intake, £62 Redesmouth (x2), £60.50 Errington Red House

Blackface – £55.50 Ramshope, £52.50 Errington Red House, £51 Cottonshope, £50.50 & £48 Blueburn

Swaledale – £33 Milescott

Herdwick - £36 Middle Dukesfield (Lucy Herdman)

Crossbred (Av £55.82) – £74.50 Black Hedley, £66.50 The Boat & Peel Flatt, £62 Errington Red House

 

Hexham Primestock Christmas Show | Tuesday 5th December 2017

Hexham Auction Mart

5th December 2017

Christmas Prize Show and Sale of Prime Cattle and Sheep

Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Clean Cattle and Geld Cows.  Incorporated in today’s sale was the Annual Christmas Special Prize Show and Sale of Clean Cattle and Geld Cows.

The Board of Directors, Auctioneers and all of the Staff at Hexham and Northern Marts would like to thank both vendors, purchasers and sponsors for making this special day possible, your support is very much appreciated.

Prize Show

Best Cast Cow 1st Bog Hall  2nd Shitlington Hall
Steer or Heifer 1st Ben Moralee 2nd Callum Storrow
(Shown by YFC Member)  Hard Riding Flotterton
Limousin x Heifer 1st Elrington Hall 2nd Elrington Hall
Limousin x Steer 1st Lough Green  2nd East Greenridge
British Blue x Heifer 1st Sunniside  
British Blue x Steer   1st Glebe Farm 2nd Lough Green
Other Cont. x Steer  1st South Acton 2nd Flotterton
Other Cont. x Heifer 1st Low Leam 2nd Low Leam
Native Breed 1st Barker House 2nd High Fotherley
Male Champion  - M/s Murray, Glebe Farm
Female Champion -  M/s Tomlinson, Sunniside
Overall Champion -  M/s Tomlinson, Sunniside – British Blue Heifer

 

Prime Cattle

 A fantastic show of Clean Cattle forward which is testament to the hard work that has gone into them leading up to the sale,  Today’s Master Judge was David Higginson, Castle Bank who had a very difficult task in front of him.  Again enormous credit must go to all vendors who produced such a quality show.  Topping the sale was the pre-show champion which was consigned by M/s Tomlinson, Sunniside and went under the hammer to realise £1579 and 270ppk selling to the Pre-Sale Master Judge David Higginson, Castle Bank Butchers.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297

British Blue Heifers – 270p Sunniside

 Blonde Heifers – 251.5p, 241.5p, 237.5p & 235.5p Low Leam, 235.5p Jubilee Buildings, 231.5p Low Leam

Charolais Heifers – 249.5p Flotterton

 Limousin Heifers – 247.5p Hard Riding, 245.5p Barker House, 235.5p Hard Riding, 232.5p Nunwick, 231.5p Elrington Hall, 230.5p Nunwick

 Limousin Steers – 235.5p High Town

 British Blue Steers – 231.5p Glebe Farm

 Charolais Steers – 231.5p South Acton

 British Blue Heifers – £1579.50 Sunniside,

 British Blue Steers -£1516.33 Glebe Farm, £1447.88 Lough Green

 Blonde Heifers – £1516.62 & £1500.12 Low Leam, £1459.05 Jubilee Buildings, £1413.13 & £1413 Low Leam, £1410.47 & £1397.66 Jubilee Buildings, £1307.80 Low Leam, £1302.32 Jubilee Buildings

 Charolais x steers – £1503.43 & £1448.73 Flotterton, £1423.73 South Acton

 Limousin Heifers – £1480.60 Elrington Hall, £1474.23 Hard Riding, £1446.25 Elrington Hall, £1390.35 & £1335.69 Nunwick, £1323.67 Flotterton, £1302.02, Nunwick

 Limousin Steers - £1448.70 East Greenridge, £1444.63 South Acton, £1427.03 Flotterton, £1414.33 Wallhouses, £1402.88 East Greenridge, £1396.88 Lough Green

 Angus Steers – £1406.48 Wallhouses

 OTM

 Credit must go to all vendors for an absolutely outstanding show of Geld Cows forward to a full ring of purchasers ensuring all classes were in big demand.  Topping the sale was the Overall Champion Cow being consigned by M/s Robinson, Bog Hall realising £1526 and 181.5ppk

 Limousin – 188.5p Ouston, 187.5p Nunwick, 178.5p Shitlington Hall, 165.5p Capheaton New Houses, 165.5p Hard Riding, 159.5p Middle Heads, 156.5p Low Leam, 148.5p Lee Hall, 147.5p Middle Heads, 146.5p Colepike, 143.5p Flotterton (x3), 139.5p

 

British Blue – 185.5p Allenshields, 181.5p Bog Hall, 175.5p Bog Hall, 174.5p Glebe Farm, 143.5p Holly Hill West, 139.5p Harwood Shield

 Stabiliser – 157.5p Nunwick

 Charolais – 143.5p Capheaton New Houses

 Blonde – 143.5p Low Leam

 British Blue – £1526.42 & £1386.45 Bog Hall, £1329.97 Kirkley Dam House, £1317.05 Allenshields, £1282.58 Glebe Farm, £1088.10 Harwood Shield

 

Limousin – £1340.54 Shitlington Hall, £1319.04 Hard Riding, £1315.88 Middle Heads, £1274.35 Capheaton New Houses, £1233.53 Colepike, £1168.01 Close House, £1145.58 Low Leam, £1139.39 Flotterton, £1116 & £1100.66 Colepike, £1093.47 & £1078.34 Flotterton, £1072.57 Ouston, £1066.23 Lee Hall, £1038.77 Flotterton, £1023.03 East Butsfield, £1021.88 Nunwick, £992.68 Middle Heads, £974.37 Flotterton

 Angus – £1182.33, £1155.23 & £1019.06 Flotterton

 Charolais - £1084.86 Capheaton New Houses

 Stabiliser - £1028.48 Nunwick

 Blonde - £972.93 Low Leam

  

Prime Sheep

 Hexham and Northern Marts held their Christmas Show and Sale of Prime Sheep

This sale was kindly sponsored again this year by Lloyds Bank and Mole Valley Country Stores.

Prior to the sale, weekly well known buyer at this centre, Jamie Curle, Bowsden, Berwick expertly judged and gave all exhibits due consideration,  There were no fewer than 28 pens of show sheep put forward to Jamie Curle of outstanding quality.

 

Prize Show  

5 Texel x Lambs  1st Aydonshields 2nd St Oswalds
5 Dutch Texel x Lambs 1st Little Swinburne 2nd West Mill Hills
5 Beltex x Lambs 1st Little Swinburne 2nd St Oswalds
5 Charollais or
Other Cont x Lambs
1st Sunniside 2nd St Oswalds
5 Suffolk x Lambs 1st Grange Houses 2nd Grange Houses
5 Mule Lambs 1st Longlea  
5 Swaledale Lambs 1st Longlea 2nd Longlea
5 Cheviot
/Cheviot x Lambs
1st Flotterton

2nd Bingfield Combe

Champion Pen WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne – Beltex x
Reserve Champion Pen WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne – Dutch Texel x

 

After careful consideration he eventually awarded the Overall Championship to five tremendous well-bred Beltex x lambs from weekly consignors of excellent quality lambs, Reg, Colin and Kevin Sparke, Little Swinburne, Colwell.  They were presented with the Robson & Cowan trophy by Ian Hedley and Fiona Lee representing Mole Valley Country Stores.

These lambs later sold at £125 each, purchased by Jamie Curle on behalf of Vivers Scotland Ltd, Annan.

Reserve Champion pen, another excellent pen of five Dutch Texel lambs also from the same home sold at £120 and purchased by Jamie Curle on behalf of Linden Foods Ltd.

 Trade for lambs outside of the show sheep was dearer on the week.

A pen of Beltex lambs from RRE & JR Reay, St Oswalds sold at £100 to Jamie Curle.  Another pen of Charollais x sold at £100 from G&JH Tomlinson & Son, Sunniside and purchased by A Traves & Son Ltd, York.

Prime Lambs

 

Texel x – £95 Sunniside, £92.80 & £90.20 High Eshells, £90 Lingey Field & Sunniside, £88.50 East House, £87.80 High Eshells, £87 Old Town, £86.80 East House, £86 Low Ardley, £85.50 Aydonshields & Old Town, £85 St Oswalds & Nilston Rigg, £84.50 West Shields, £84.20 St Oswalds, £84 Nilston Rigg, Baal Hill, Aydonshields & Low Ardley, £83.50 Low Ardley, £83 Nilston Rigg, Low Ardley, Thockrington & Colepike, £82.80 Rare Dean & Lingey Field, £82.20 Nilston Rigg, £82 St Oswalds & Nilston Rigg, £81.80 Thockrington, £81.50 Aydonshields & Old Town, £81.20 High Warden & Great Chesters, £81 Aydonshields, £80.50 St Oswalds, £80 St Oswalds, Woodcroft, East House, West Shields & Lingey Field

 215p & 208.8p Low Ardley, 207p Lingey Field, 205.4p St Oswalds, 204.9p Low Ardley, 202.5p Aydonshields, 202.4p Low Ardley, 200.5p Nilston Rigg, 200p Elrington Hall, St Oswalds & East House, 198.8p Aydonshields, 197.5p East House & West Shields, 196.3p St Oswalds, 195.4p Nilston Rigg, 195.1p Lingey Field, 193p High Warden, 192.5p China Hall, 192.3p Woodcroft, 192.1p Grange House, 190.9p High Eshells, 187.5p West Shields, 186.4p St Oswalds, 184.2p Elrington Hall, 180.9p High Warden, 180.6p East House, 179.6p East House (x2), 177.1p St Oswalds

 Dutch Texel x – £120 Little Swinburne, £94 West Mill Hills, £83 St Oswalds

 235.3p Little Swinburne, 235p West Mill Hills, 197.6p St Oswalds

 Suffolk x – £91 Flotterton, £89.50 Thockrington, £88.50 East House, £87.50 Flotterton, £86 Grange House, £86.50 Flotterton, £85.20 Old Town, £85 Nilston Rigg & Rare Dean, £84 Sunniside & Great Bavington (x2), £83.50 Colepike, £83 Grange House, £82 Lunns House & Rare Dean, £81.50 Colepike, £81.20 Baal Hill, £80 Nilston Rigg & Thockrington, £78.80 Thockrington, £78 Great Bavington & Thockrington

 172p Steel Hall, 169.6p Thockrington, 169.1p East House, 168.9p Old Town, 168.5p Thockrington, 168.3p Flotterton, 166.7p Woodcroft & Rare Dean, 165.7p Baal Hill, 165.6p Great Bavington, 164.2p Thockrington, 163p Steel Hall & East House, 162.8p Great Bavington & Grange House, 161.5p Sunniside

 Beltex x – £125 Little Swinburne, £100 St Oswalds, £94, £88 & £85 Longlea

 297.6p Little Swinburne, 208.9p Longlea, 208.3p St Oswalds, 207.3p & 200p Longlea

 Charollais x - £100 Sunniside, £90 Longlea, £87 Sunniside (x3) & Aydonshields, £86 Sunniside (x2) & St Oswalds, £85 Sunniside (x2)

 214.3p Longlea, 209.8p St Oswalds, 202.4p & 196.1p Sunniside, 192.7p Grange House, 189.1p Sunniside, 175p Woodcroft, 172p Sunniside (x2), 170.7p, 170.6p & 166.7p Sunniside, 165.6p Colepike

 Ryeland x - £75 Snape Farm

 Leicester - £73 Hedley Park

 Cheviot x- £80.50 Flotterton, £78 West Mill Hills, £74 Flotterton & Bingfield Combe, £71.50 & £69 Flotterton, £68 Longlea

 195p West Mill Hills, 187.2p & 172.5p Flotterton, 170p Longlea, 169p Flotterton, 168.2p Bingfield Combe, 164.4p Flotterton

 Mule – £70 Flotterton, £69.50 Longlea, £63.50 China Hall, £62 Longlea

 173.8p & 163.2p Longlea, 155.6p Flotterton

 Swaledale - £64 (x2) & 156.1p (x2) Longlea

 Cast Ewes and Rams

 Texel x – £70 Old Town

Scots Gap Primestock Christmas Show | Wednesday 6th December 2017

Scots Gap Auction Mart held their Annual Christmas Prize Show and Sale of Prime and Cast Sheep which was kindly sponsored by Robson & Cowan Country Store and expertly judged by Mr Haig Murray, Dunbia Ltd (Llanybydder) Wales.

A small but select entry of lambs were put before the judge and after initial breed classes Mr Murray awarded the Overall Champion Rosette and The T Robson Challenge Cup to Messrs E & I Hall & Son, New Houses Hallington, victors for the second year in succession. Their first prize Beltex cross lambs looked every bit the Champion pen as they entered the ring weighing 45kg and quickly rose to the princely sum of £128 (284ppkg) being purchased by weekly buyer Jeff Dunn for Mr Steve Lamb, New owner of the North Tyne based Bellingham Craft Butchers. The lambs will be available as of next week from the Manchester Square Shop where Mr Lamb will be pleased to provide all customers, new and old with all their festive season meat requirements.

The Reserve Champion Rosette was awarded to a super pen of heavyweight Suffolk cross lambs from Dave Brodie, The Chesters, Scots Gap. The lambs weighed 55kg and were purchased at £100 by Mr Jamie Curle for Linden Foods, Newcastle.


Prize List   

Lambs

Champion – Messrs Hall, New Houses, Hallington

Reserve Champion – Messrs Brodie, The Chesters

1st Prize Texel cross – Messrs Cuthbert, New House, Capheaton

2nd Prize Beltex cross – Messrs Thompson, The Fawns

2nd Prize Texel cross – Messrs Thompson, The Fawns

2nd Prize Suffolk cross – Messrs Brown, East White Hill

Cast Ewes

Champion – Messrs Johnson, Tuthill (Mule)

Reserve Champion – Messrs Johnson, Tuthill (Suffolk Cross)

Lowland Ewes

1st Prize – Messrs Johnson – Tuthill (Mule)
2nd Prize – Messrs Johnson – Tuthill (Suffolk Cross)

Hill Ewes

1st Prize – Messrs Charlton, Little Harle (Blackface)

2nd Prize – Messrs Renton – Bowershield (Cheviot)

Beside show sheep trade peaked at £90 twice for heavy Texel crosses, both lots from Dave Brodie, The Chesters and at 200ppkg for smart lightweight sorts from Andy Cuthbert, New Houses. The sale returned an overall average of £78.89 per head and an SQQ figure of 173.8ppkg.

Prime Lambs

Beltex x - £128 New Houses Hallington, £84 & £80 The Fawns

284.4p New Houses, Hallington & 205.1p & 195.4p The Fawns

Texel x – £94 New Houses, Capheaton, £90 The Chesters (x2), £89 The Chester, £89, £88 (x2) New Houses, Hallington, £86 The Chesters, £85 New Houses, Hallington, £83 (x2) The Chesters, £83 The Fawns, £80 New Houses, Hallington, £80 (x2) Rugley Walls, £79.50 The Fawns

200.0p New Houses Capheaton, 197.4p The Fawns, 195.1p New Houses, Hallington, 193.9p The Fawns, 190.5p Rugley Walls, 188.6p The Fawns, 188.6p The Chesters, 186.1p Rugley Walls, 185.4p New Houses, Hallington, 172.1p Coldwell, 171.2p The Chesters, 171.1p Rugley Walls, 167.9p & 166.7p New Houses, Capheaton, 166.0p New Houses, Hallington, 166.0p The Chesters  

Suffolk x - £100 The Chesters, £85 & £83 East White Hill, £83 The Chesters, £80 East White Hill, £80 The Chesters, £80 East White Hill, £79 & £76 New Houses, Capheaton

184.6p New Houses, Capheaton, 181.8p The Chesters, 180.8p Dene House, 163.3p The Chesters, 163.3p East White Hill, 161.2p & 158.3p New Houses, Capheaton, 156.9p East White Hill.

Mule - £62 & 163.2p East White Hill

Cheviot x - £55 & £52 & 140.5p & 137.5p The Brigg

Blackface – £60 & 157.9p The Brigg



Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x - £96 High House, £86 Shaftoe Moor, £83 & £77 High House, £75 Colwell, £72 Shaftoe Moor

Suffolk x - £99 & £89 Tuthill, £68 Dene House

Mule - £102, £78 (x2), £76 Tuthill, £76 High House, £62 East White Hill, £58.50 Shaftoe Moor

Cheviot x- £78 (x2) Bowershield & £68 Shaftoe Moor

Blackface - £64 The Brigg, £60 & £53 Little Harle, £52 The Brigg, £51.50 Little Harle, £50 East White Hill, £49.50 Longwitton

Swale - £44 Colwell Hill, £37 Longwitton

Hexham Breeding Cattle | Friday 8th December 2017

Hexham Auction Mart | 8th December 2017

 

Breeding Cattle

A small but quality show of Breeding Cattle were presented and all sold well.
Heifers peaked at £2300 for a smart Limousin outfit with a shapely calf at foot from Stuart Johnson, West Wharmley.  A second calved cow, again with a shapely calf, sold well for Bruce Watson, Baal Hill, Weardale at £2100 whilst a second calved Angus cow with an Angus calf at foot hit £1900 for James McGregor, Broome Hill, Alnwick.

Heifers & 2nd Calvers with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2300 West Wharmley, £2200 Old Hall, £2100 Baal Hill, £2000 Old Hall, £1750 Baal Hill

Cows with Calves at Foot

Angus Stock Cows – £1900, £1850 (x2), £1700, £1500 & £1350 Broome Hill

Limousin – £1880 & £1800 White House Matfen, £1750 White House Matfen & Nettlesworth West, £1000 White House Matfen

British Blue – £1800 Nettlesworth West

In Calf Cows

Angus – £1400 & £1180 Broome Hill

Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 8th December 2017

Hexham Auction Mart
8th December 2017

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle had forward a catalogued entry of 381 head and all classes sold well from start to finish.

A large company of buyers had gathered from as far as Glasgow in the North and Derbyshire in the South and were treated to a tremendous entry of quality sorts from across Northumberland, County Durham and Cumbria.

The sale peaked at £1455 for a big, black and shapely Limousin cross steer from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn, Hexham at 20 months of age which was followed by another from Messrs Walker Bros, Satley who sold a smart Simmental bullock at 17 months at £1420.

A real ‘eye catcher’ was the well-grown and square Limousin bullock from Messrs Burn, Grange House which, at just fifteen months of age also proved a ‘head-turner’ as it cashed for a newsworthy £1410.  

Heifers also continue to sell well and peaked at £1380 for a 18 month old Limousin cross lady from John Miller , Airy Holm, Kiln Pit Hill, Co. Durham and whilst the older entry realise the largest returns week after week at Hexham this day saw the middle and youngest age ranges in similarly big demand.

The second half of the sale was littered with best quality types and a testament to the efforts of some of the regions most talented herdmasters.  Highlights were plentiful and too numerous to mention in full however a handful included the entry from Messrs Thompson, East Unthank which saw their Limmy steers and heifers at 8-10 months peak at 31280 for a heifer and £1220 for a  brother to her; their five averaging £1160.

Messrs Storey, Woodhead, near neighbours to East Unthank came forward with another powerful run, these ones in the 14 month age bracket and also displaying the positive traits behind the hybrid genetics of their suckler cow mothers. All Limousin cross steers they peaked at £1330 and averaged a thoroughly deserved £1226 for six sold.

Selling late in the day but none the worse despite this was a simply fantastic packet of yearling heifers from Ken, Hillary, Adam & Craig Ridley, Allenshields, Blanchland and these calves courted a great deal of attention and serious interest.  Their first into the ring was a superb example and bidding was fast and furious settling at £1320 with the load of five returning at £1159 average.

A small entry of Angus cattle were forward and these too looked dearer than of late.  Alec Bisset, Middle Dukesfield peaked at £1340 for a well forward bullock at 16 months whilst Michael Walton, Rawfoot led the heifer trade at £1090 for a square yearling type, followed by a thick pen of three from Graeme Pigg, Chesterwood at £1040.

All classes were in strong demand and buyer interest is still keen as the festive season approaches, vendors with cattle yet to reach market are urged to contact our auctioneers to make an entry and benefit from some ‘Christmas Cheer’ through the sale ring here at Hexham.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Hereford x heifers - £1030 Braeside

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x heifers - £1170 Sweethope

Simmental x steers - £1190 Dalton Hill Head

Welsh Black steers - £1100 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1390 & £1340 Satley, £1300 Rare Dean, £1130 High Trewhitt, £1070 & £1050 High Staward, £1025 High Trewhitt

Charolais x heifers – £1315 Rare Dean, £1060 & £1010 High Staward

Limousin x steers – £1455 Blackburn, £1415 Milbourne High House, £1400 Blackburn, Lough Green & Rennington South, £1395 Rennington South, £1390 Armond Carr, £1370 Milbourne High House, Blackburn, Lough Green & Rennington South (x3), £1360 Milbourne High House, Airy Holm, Lough Green (x2) & Rennington South, £1355 & £1350 Airy Holm, £1345 Lough Green, £1340 Armond Carr, Airy Holm & Lough Green, £1310 Armond Carr (x2), £1305 Lough Green & Rennington South

Limousin x heifers – £1380 & £1350 Airy Holm, £1320 Allenshields, £1300 & £1285 Lunns House, £1275 Lough Green, £1260 Lunns House, £1230 & £1205 Sweethope, £1200 Airy Holm, £1180 Lunns House (x2) & Shitlington Hall, £1175 West Grange, £1160 Rare Dean, £1150 Langley West, £1145 Lough Green, £1140 & £1110 West Grange, £1085 & £1045 Cheviot, £1040 & £1025 West Grange

Blonde x steers – £1325 Lough Green

British Blue x steers - £1360 & £1290 Rennington South, £1230 High Warden, £1220 Ogle Dene, £1170 High Warden & Hallington High, £1160 Hallington High, £1015 High Warden

British Blue x heifers - £1180 & £1030 Hallington High

Simmental x steers – £1420, £1390, £1380, £1360 & £1300 Satley, £1260 Dalton Hill Head (x2), £1100 Langley West House, £1020 & £990 High Trewhitt

Simmental x heifers – £1100 Langley West

Angus x steers -£1340, £1230, £1180 & £1170 Middle Dukesfield, £1160 West Causey Hill, £1110 Hope Foot

Angus x heifers – £1040 Chesterwood

Stabiliser x steers - £990 Wingates Wholme

Welsh Black steers - £1060 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1410 Grange House, £1330 Woodhead, £1260 Grange House, £1250 & £1230 Woodhead, £1220 East Unthank, £1205 Woodhead, £1185 Rawfoot, £1175 & £1170 Woodhead, £1090 Woodcroft, £1030 & £1010 Rawfoot, £1000 Woodcroft, £955 Woodhouse

Limousin x heifers – £1280 East Unthank, £1270 Grange House, £1225 Allenshields, £1200 Grange House, £1170 Woodcroft, £1155 & £1140 Allenshields, £1090 East Unthank, £1075 Woodcroft, £960 Rawfoot, £955 Allenshields

British Blue x steers – £1260 Woodhouse, £1135 Hallington High, £1095, £1090 & £1080 Woodhouse

British Blue x heifers – £1155 Woodhouse

Simmental x steers – £1030 High Trewhitt

Angus x steers – £990 Rawfoot, £945 & £915 Biddlestone Townfoot

Angus x heifers – £1090 Rawfoot, £930 Wayn Riggs

Beef Shorthorn steers - £970 & £960 Woodlands Hall

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1100 East Unthank

British Blue x steers – £1110 East Unthank

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 5377 Store Lambs and Cast Ewes.

Cast Ewes

An increased entry of Cast Ewes sold to the same ring of competitive purchasers.  Heavy ewes slightly easier on the week.  Horned Ewes and leaner ewes being £5-8 less.

Texel – £110 Three Farms, £108 Whittonshields, £98 Bavington Hill Head, £92 High Eshells

Texel x – £106, £105 & £102 High Eshells, £101 East Barnwell, £99 Wydon, £96 Cornhills & Ridley Farm, £94 Willimoteswick & East Barnwell, £92 South Kirkheaton & Hallington High

Suffolk - £95 Haggwood

Suffolk x – £86 Felton Demesne & East Fourstones, £85 Steel Hall, £78 East Fourstones & Glendale

Beltex x - £110 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £94 Farneyshield

Zwartbles - £50 Three Farms

Cheviot - £53 Ridley Farm, £51 Thornbrough

Mule – £78 High Eshells & Lunns House, £70 Dipton Foot, £69 Hallington High, £68 Elf Hills

Blackface – £59 New Dotland, £58 The Hott, £57 Townshields, £49 Elf Hills

Swaledale – £40 Ottercops, £39 Harwood Shield, £38 Allenheads, £37 Loadman

Crossbred - £79 Wydon

Store Lambs

Another sterling show of quality lambs to the fore.  All classes maintained last week’s high rates apart from longer keep horned lambs which proved difficult to cash.  Topping the sale was a fantastic pen of Beltex x lambs realising £94.
For further enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444, John Walton 07738406297 or Drew Patrick 07854361967

Texel x – £91.50 West Heddon, £85 Follions, £84 Rigg Farm, Follions & West Heddon, £83 Longlea Netherwitton, £83 West Heddon, £81 Breckon Hill, £79 Kirkley Hall, Halton Red House (x2) & Longshaws, £78.50 Follions, £78 Cornhills & Ogle Dene, £77.50 Nackshivan, £76.50 Garden Field & Longshaws, £75.50 Breckon Hill, Bavington Hill Head & West Heddon, £75 Halton Red House, West Heddon & Chattlehope

Dutch Texel x - £89Chirdon

Suffolk x – £74.50 Haggwood, £74 Piatroon, £73 Horton Low House, £72 Piatroon, £70.50 Garden Field, £70 The Bridges & Holly Hill West, £69.50 Cheviot, £69 Middle White Hill & Dene House, £68.50 Felton Demesne, Garden Field & East Fourstones, £68 Whitechapel

Charollais x - £65 Gunnerton South

Beltex x - £94, £90, £88, £86 & £84 Bavington Hill Head

Cheviot x - £51 South Kirkheaton

Mule – £79 Farneyshield, £78 Redburn, £66.50 Farneyshield, £65.50 & £65 Harwood Shield, £64.50 Holly Hill West, £64 North Cocklake & Redburn, £63 Cowbyre

Blackface – £54 Ramshope, £53 Breckon Hill, £52.50Blueburn, £51 Featherwood

Crossbred – £78 Longlea Netherwitton, £71 Chirdon

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 12th December 2017

Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Geld Cows and Clean Cattle.

Prime Cattle

Clean Cattle selling well to a competitive ring of wholesale meat firms and butchers. More could be sold to vendor advantage.  Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297

Charolais Heifers – 225.5p, 215.5p, 217.5p & 211.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1353.37, £1326.75, £1323.99 & £1265.06 Flotterton

OTM

A good entry of cows forward to an increased ring of purchasers. Flesh in short supply reflecting in the sale averages.  Fleshed cows still in good demand and numbers required for next week’s sale.

Limousin – 169.5p Mains Rigg, 143.5p Brownsleazes, 138.5p Flotterton, 136.5p Colepike, 133.5p Brownsleazes, 131.5p Flotterton & Nettlesworth West, 128.5p (x2) Flotterton, 125.5p Flotterton, Armstrong Arms & East Mill Hills, 123.5p & 122.5p (x2) Little Harle

Angus – 139.5p Holystone, 138.5p, 132.5p & 124.5p Flotterton

Hereford – 127.5p Three Farms, 122.5p Biddlestone

Charolais – 126.5p Rare Dean

Stabiliser – 122.5p East Mill Hills

Limousin – £1218.612 Armstrong Arms, £1216.19 & £1125.04 Brownsleazes, £1069.55 Mains Rigg, £985.18 East Mill Hills, £977.05 Nettlesworth West, £962.33 Colepike, £918.66 Flotterton, £899.15 & £897.53 Little Harle, £894.18 Town Farm

Hereford - £995.44 & £888.13 Biddlestone

Charolais - £990.50 Rare Dean

Angus – £966.12 & £932.11 Flotterton, £917.91 Holystone, £891.73 Flotterton

Stabiliser - £965.30 East Mill Hills

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

With another big number of heavy lambs the average weight was 46.2kg. Trade was dearer on the week by £2-£3

The good export types in particular were in strong demand.

Texel x – £90 Armond Carr, £88 High Eshells, £87.50 East Matfen, £87 Armond Carr & Old Town, £85.20 High Warden, £85 Low Ardley, £84.80 West Shields, £84.50 High Eshells, Low Ardley (x2), Armond Carr & West Shields, £84 Low Ardley (x3), Little Swinburne, Wallhouses, Lingey Field (x2) & Baal Hill, £83.50 High Warden & East Matfen

213p High Warden, 208.8p & 208.3p East Matfen, 205.3p Lingey Field, 204.9p Low Ardley, 203.8p Little Swinburne, 202.5p High Warden, 202.4p Low Ardley, 200p High Eshells & Little Swinburne (x3), 194.4p Haggate, 194.3p High Warden, 190.2p Lingey Field, 188.1p New Dotland, 186.7p Lingey Field, 184.2p & 183.3p West Shields, 182.1p Burn House, 181.8p East Matfen & Aydonshields, 180.4p West Shields, 180p Haggate

Suffolk x – £87 Sunniside, £86.80 Thockrington, £86 Baal Hill, £85.80 Morrowfield, £85 Sunniside, Great Bavington & Milescott, £84.50 Thockrington, £84.20 Lowes Fell, £84 Colepike (x2), Wallhouses & Great Bavington, £83.80 Morrowfield, £83.20 Middle Heads, £83 Sunniside, Thockrington & Steel Hall, £82 Black Hedley, £81.80 Thockrington, £81.50 Middle Heads

182p & 184.2p Steel Hall, 180.2p Morrowfield, 180p Thockrington, 179.1p & 177p New Dotland, 176.1p Thockrington, 175.6p Old Town, 173.4p Middle Heads, 171.9p Great Bavington, 171.1p Lowes Fell, 170.6p Sunniside, 170.4p Thockrington, 169.6p Middle Heads, 168.6p Baal Hill, 167.6p Morrowfield, 167.4p Fairley, 166p Sunniside

Charollais x - £88 Colepike, £87 Sunniside, £86 Colepike, £85, £84 (x2), £83.50 (x2) & £83 (x2) Sunniside, £82 Low Barns, £80.50 Sunniside

198.8p (x2), 183p, 174p, 172.9p, 169.4p, 164.7p & 163.5p Sunniside, 163p Colepike

Bleu D’Maine - £85 & £76 Sillywrea

185.4p Sillywrea

Cheviot x- £79 & £75.20 Flotterton, £74.20 Sillywrea, £74 Flotterton

185p Flotterton, 181p Sillywrea, 174.9p & 171.7p Flotterton

Mule – £82.80 Lowes Fell, £68.50 New Dotland

167.1p New Dotland, 159.2p Lowes Fell

Jacob - £56 Low Barns

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £120, £104 & £98 East Matfen, £91 Bingfield, £90 East Matfen, £86 Old Town

Suffolk x - £61 Bingfield

Mule – £64 Morrowfield, £60 Fairley, £50 Fairley, Morrowfield & Bingfield

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 13th December 2017

Scots Gap Mart weekly sale of Prime and Cast Sheep saw lambs sell to £93 for heavy Texels from Adam & Dan Thompson, The Fawns and to 205.1ppkg for a pen of 39kg sorts from the same home. Cast Sheep sold to £107 for Rams and £83.50 for Ewes, both Texel bred from Peter Charleton, Little Harle.  The Lamb sale averaged £80.65 for 44.3kg with an SQQ figure of 195.9ppkg

Prime Lambs 

Texel x –  £93 & £90 (x2) The Fawns, £90 High Baulk, £85 (x3) Chesters & High Baulk, £82 (x2) High Baulk & Pitland Hills, £80 The Fawns & Chesters (x3)

205.1p & 204.6pThe Fawns, 202.4p (x2) Chesters, 200.0p The Fawns & high Baulk, 195.0p Chesters, 180.0pThe Fawns & High Baulk, 174.5pHugh Baulk & Pitland Hills, 173.9Chesters, 173.5p High Baulk, 170.2p Chesters

Suffolk x - £82 & £76 East White Hill, £70 Rugley Walls

175.0p Rugley Walls, 172.7p & 167.4p East White Hill

Mule - £82 & £80 Pitland Hills, £62 East White Hill

173.9p Pitland Hills, 163.2p East White Hill, 157.7p Pitland Hills

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x - £107 & £101 Little Harle, £85 The Fawns, £83.50 Little Harle

Suffolk x -  £67 Little Harle, £52 Rugley Walls

Mule - £71.50 Little Harle

Blackface - £49 Little Harle

Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 15th December 2017

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their penultimate sale of store cattle for 2017 and offered a catalogued entry of 453 head including 111 native breed types for the monthly special sale of such cattle.

Trade was maintained at the previous weeks rates at worst and in a number of cases vendors that presented sought after articles were rewarded with a lift on the week.

One such case was that of Messrs Walker Bros, Satley who topped the sale at £1450 with a big, square and forward charolais steer at 20 months and averaged £1402 for seven sold.  The dearest Limmy on the day was a similarly well-presented bullock from Joe Vickers, South Farm, Rennington which hit £1420.  Dennis Burn, Aydonshields sold the top priced native beast on the day; an Angus steer at 18 months which realised £1400.  Richard Thornton, Cornhills brought forward a smart run of cattle and led the heifer trade on the day with a limousin lady at 18 months that changed hands for £1290.

A super load of heifers were presented by Keith & Steven Smith, East Greenridge who saw their well-bred and well-presented cattle peak at £1165 for the lead trio with a hefty pen of five following at £1140.

Willie & Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw brought forward a super packet of ten yearling bullocks which peaked at £1280 for a sizeable and shapely Charolais cross which saw their load average a noteworthy £1164 per head.

A useful show of quality sorts were seen throughout the younger classes of cattle and this week more so then ever saw the ‘best-end’ types presented by those vendors utilising the best of commercial hybrid genetics leave great returns.   Alistair & Harry Ward, Rogerley Hall, Weardale sold their best Limousin heifer at 11 months for a deserved £1170 whilst Edward Parker, Spittalshield, Hexhamshire followed closely with his best steer reaching £1165.

The youngest class; those at ten months of age and younger were also in healthy demand and were headed up by a simply fantastic run of calves from Dennis & Stuart Charlton, Whiteside on The Roman Wall who enjoyed a great deal of buyer interest and saw their run peak at £1070 for both steers and heifers and a load of nine (3/6) average £990. The entire entry of this youngest class of cattle which was split between steers and heifers at a ratio of 3:1 averaged an encouraging £802 throughout, surely highlighting Hexham as one of the most viable potential outlets at which to market such cattle. 

Within the sale, Alistair Ward and Family donated a twelve month Limousin x Steer to The Teenage Cancer Trust.

The bidding for this steer finished at £1500 to an undisclosed telephone bidder who immediately offered this animal for re-sale.

When sold for the second time it was purchased by Mr I Bowe, Northallerton for £1100

Entries are invited by 10.30am on Monday 18th December for the last sale of 2017 which will take place on Friday 22nd at 10am.

Leading prices; 

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1390 Newlands Haugh

Limousin x steers – £1390, £1385, £1345, £1325, £1300 & £1230 Holling Hill, £1080 Nunwick, £990 Cowbyre

Limousin x heifers - £1230, £1200 & £1135 White House Matfen

Blue Grey heifers –£910 Farneyshield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1450, £1420 & £1410 Satley, £1405 Flotterton, £1400 Holling Hill, £1390 Flotterton, £1380 Flotterton & Satley, £1360 Satley, £1350 Hallington New Houses & Newlands Haugh, £1345 (x2), £1335, £1320 & £1305 Rennington South, £1290 Newlands Haugh, £1280 Rare Dean, £1260 & £1230 Holling Hill, £1220 Rennington South, £1145 & £1120 Elilaw, £1100 Town Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1220, £1145 & £1080 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1420 South Rennington, £1360 Holling Hill, £1350 & £1340Milbourne High House, £1300 Armond Carr, £1270 Cornhills, £1250 Holling Hill, £1235 Town Farm, £1205 Shitlington Hall, £1180 Cornhills, £1170 Nunwick, £1165 Armond Carr, £1160 Shitlington Hall & Nunwick, £1150 Nunwick & Town Farm, £1140 Nunwick, £1130 Cornhills, £1130 Cornhills (x2), £1095, £1090 & £1085 Nunwick, £1080 High Alderheads, £1030 Nunwick, £1010 Armond Carr

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Cornhills, £1265 Lunns House, £1250 (x2), £1220 & £1210 Lough Green, £1200 High House & Lunns House, £1190 Cornhills (x2), £1165 Shitlington Hall & East Greenridge, £1160 High House, £1140 East Greenridge, £1105 Lunns House, £1090 White House Matfen, High Warden & Town Farm, £1080 Town Farm, £1070 Lunns House, £1060 Shitlington Hall & White House Matfen, £1050 & £1045 White House Matfen, £1040 Lee Hall

British Blue x steers - £1390 Rennington South, £1090 High Warden, £1070 & £1020 Hallington High Farm

British Blue x heifers - £1080 & £990 Hallington High Farm, £950 Hallington High Farm & High Warden

Simmental x steers – £1400 Satley (x2), £950 Low Bishopton, £920 Hartley West

Angus x steers -£1400 & £1345 Aydonshields, £1300 Aydonshields & Hallington New Houses, £1295 Newlands Haugh, £1290 Hallington New Houses & Newlands Haugh, £1260 Newlands Haugh, £1135 , £1130 (x2), £1115, £1095 & £1070 Elilaw

Angus x heifers – £1190 & £1145 Blackcarts, £1140 Hallington New Houses, £1135 & £1120 East Knitsley, £1075, £1055 & £1035 Blackcarts, £1030 East Knitsley, £1000, £935 & £930 Chesterwood

Beef Shorthorn Steers - £1145, £1050 & £980 Sillywrea

Shorthorn steers - £1060 High Warden

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1280, £1260, £1100 & £1095 Rusheylaw

Charolais x heifers - £1000 Town Farm

Limousin x steers – £1180 Rusheylaw, £1165 Rusheylaw & Spittalshield, £1130 Rogerley Hall, £1120 Greyside, £1105 Rusheylaw, £1100 Rogerley Hall (For Teenage Cancer Trust), £1085 Greyside, £1080 Allergill, £1070 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1060 Greyside, £1040 Spittalshield, £1000 Greyside, £960 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £950 Greyside

Limousin x heifers – £1170 Rogerley Hall, £1070 Rogerley Hall, Greyside & Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), £1060 Rogerley Hall, £1055 (x2) & £1045 Lee Hall, £1040 Greyside, £1000 Rogerley Hall, £990 Rogerley Hall & Greyside (x2), £980 & £960 Greyside

Blonde x steers – £1000 Allergill

Angus x steers – £1060 Tursdale House, £1025 Old Town, £1010 (x2) South Colwell, £960 South Colwell & Tursdale House, £955 South Colwell & Comb Hills

Angus x heifers – £1020 Old Town, £900 & £885 South Colwell, £875 Colwell Demesne

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £905 Baal Hill, £900 Cornsay House, Greyside, Cowbyre & Baal Hill, £880 Baal Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1010 & £1000 Whiteside Haltwhistle

British Blue x steers – £900 West End Town

Simmental x steers – £930 & £900 Baal Hill

Angus x steers – £900 Colwell Demesne

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 4258 Cast Ewes and Store Lambs.

Cast Ewes

A reduced entry of ewes with lean ewes proving difficult to cash being £2-£4 less on the week.  Fleshed heavy ewes proving to be dearer on the week and in high demand.

Texel – £136 & £108 Stone Hall, £100 Townfoot Woodburn

Texel x – £130 (x2) East Cocklaw, £118 Rose Cottage, £112 Elsdon Burn, £108 West Wharmley, £102 Follions, £100 East Cocklaw, £97 Barker House

Suffolk x – £100 Barker House, £96 Haredene, £94 Elf Hills

Beltex x - £82 Palm Strothers

Leicester - £110 & £106 East Unthank, £92 Barker House & Ottercops

Zwartble - £73 West Wharmley

Cheviot - £54 & £50 Flotterton

Mule – £80 Haredene, £74 Barker House, £72 East Cocklaw & Low Leam, £70 China Hall, £69 Felton Demesne & East Farm

Blackface – £56 East Farm

Swaledale – £43 Low Leam, £40 Barker House, £38 East Unthank

Crossbred - £100 Barker House, £90 South Colwell

Store Lambs

Another outstanding entry of quality store lambs sold to a full ring of purchasers ensuring all classes were in big demand.  Topping the sale was an outstanding Texel x lamb consigned by John White and Lucy Sanders, Bavington Hill Head realising £94.  More lambs could be sold to vendor advantage and numbers are wanted for next weeks’ sale.  Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers for further enquiries 01434 605444

Texel x (Av £68.03) – £94 & £91 Bavington Hill Head, £88 Lee Hall, £86 Longlea Netherwitton, £84.50 Bensons Fell, £84 Wingates Moor & Bavington Hill Head, £83.50 Greyside, £83 China Hall, Butterknowes, Chapel House Gilsland, West Heddon, Chapel House Allendale & Follions, £82.50 Chapel House Gilsland & Bensons Fell, £81.50 Bavington Hill Head, £81 Little Swinburne, £80 Longlea Netherwitton & Chapel House Gilsland, £79.50 Wingates Moor & Lough Green, £78.50 Longlea Netherwitton, £78 Elf Hills & West Mill Hills, £77.50 West Heddon, £77 Haggwood, China Hall & Butterknowes

Suffolk x (Av £65.47) – £74.50 Haggwood, £73.50 Intake, £72 Hedleywood & Felton Demesne, £70.50 Felton Demesne, £70 Blueburn & Elford, £69.50 Felton Demesne & Lee Hall, £69 Fallowfield (x2)

Beltex x - £68 Garden Field

Hampshire x (Av £50.39) - £52 Pilmuir

Zwartbles - £56 Three Farms

Leicester (Av £60.20) - £71 Lowes Fell

Cheviot x - £74.50 Flotterton, £72 West Mill Hills

Another strong entry of Mules sold very well indeed.  Topping at £76.50 for a penful of 41 strong Mules consigned by M/s I Potts, Redburn, Bishop Auckland.

Mule –(Av £63.93) £76.50 Redburn, £76 Brinkburnhope, £70 Greyside, £66.50 Cowden Burn, £65 China Hall, £64 Redburn

Blackface (Av £36.91) – £65 Flotterton, £56 Brinkburnhope, £51.50 Townfoot Woodburn, £47.50 Blueburn, £46.50 Hepple Whitefield, £46 Ramshope, £45 Stell Green & Hepple Whitefield, £44 Bellshiel

Swaledale (Av £42.79) - £63 Low Greenley Cleugh, £53 Hepple Whitefield, £43.50 Low Greenley Cleugh

Crossbred – £59 Ogle Dene

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 19th December 2017

Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Geld Cows and Clean Cattle.

 Prime Cattle

 A small entry of clean heifers forward to a similar trade on the week. Topping at 227.5ppk and £1320 respectively.

 Charolais Heifers – 227.5p & 221.5p Flotterton

 Blonde Heifers – 221.5p Flotterton

 Limousin Heifers – 219.5p & 217.5p Nunwick

 Limousin Heifers – £1320.23 & £1267.81 Nunwick

 Charolais Heifers – £1319.50 & £1295.78 Flotterton

 OTM

 Another good entry of geld cows selling to the same competitive ring of purchasers ensuring all classes dearer on the week,

Topping at 185.5ppk and £1324.

More could be sold to vendor advantage. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297

 Simmental – 185.5p High Fotherley

 Luing – 166.5p & 148.5p Blueburn

 Beef Shorthorn – 162.5p & 130.5p Blueburn

 Limousin – 149.5p Nunwick, 147.5p Errington Red House, 145.5p Allenshields, 135.5p Errington Red House, 134.5p Milbourne High House, 131.5p Spittalshield, 129.5p Comb Hills, Nunwick (x2) & Carry House

 Angus – 134.5p Flotterton

 Stabiliser – 126.5p Nunwick

 Simmental – £1324.47 High Fotherley

 Limousin – £1280.76 Nunwick, 1242.57 Allenshields, £1080.03 Comb Hills, £1074.52 Errington Red House, £1032.12 Carry House, £992.68 Nunwick, £985.89 Milbourne High House, £948.43 Errington Red House, £933.66 Nunwick, £931.91 Dene House

 Charolais – £1233.24 & £929.04 Errington Red House

 Beef Shorthorn – £1192.75, £941.22 & £915.37 Blueburn

 Luing – £1161.27 & £1018.98 Blueburn

 Angus – £999.34 Flotterton

 Blonde - £946.08 The Deans

 Prime Sheep

 Prime Lambs

Less numbers but a good show forward and again a lot of weight about. Average weight 47.2kg.  Trade for the fed, well fleshed lambs in strong demand.Top price £102 for Texel x from T Common & Son, Low Ardley.

Top price per kilo 219.5p for a great pen of Beltex lambs from Richard Walton, Linacres and 219.2p for another great pen of Texel x from Thomas Dinning, Watch Currock.

Texel x – £102 Low Ardley, £95 Watch Currock, £91 Palm Strothers (x2), £90 Berwick Hill, Low Eshells, Lingey Field (x3) & Linacres, £89.50 Baal Hill, £89 Watch Currock (x2) & Palm Strothers, £88.50 Low Eshells & Palm Strothers (x2), £88 Blackburn & Palm Strothers (x2), £87.50 Watch Currock (x2) & Linacres

 219.2p Watch Currock, 217.1p & 214.6p Palm Strothers, 213.4p (x2), 212.2p & 211.9p Watch Currock, 207.3p Low Ardley, 207.1p High Warden, 206.5p Watch Currock, 205.8p Low Eshells, 200p High Warden, Blackburn, Low Ardley (x2) & Aydonshields, 197.8p Watch Currock, 195.7p Lingey Field, 195.2p Aydonshields, 195.1p High Warden, 195p Lingey Field, 193.2p Linacres, 192.9p Low Ardley, 192.3p Berwick Hill

 Suffolk x – £88.50 Low Eshells, £88 Great Bavington, £87 Berwick Hill, £86.50 Morrowfield, £86 Baal Hill, £85 Thockrington & Great Bavington, £84 Morrowfield, Great Bavington & Steel Hall, £83.50 Rare Dean, £83 Berwick Hill, £82 Rare Dean, £80.50 Great Bavington, £80 Great Bavington, Steel Hall & Sillywrea

 190.5p Sillywrea, 179.8p Steel Hall, 178.4p Great Bavington, 175.6p Thockrington, 175.5p Baal Hill, 174.4p Great Bavington, 173.9p Steel Hall, 170.2p & 167.7p Great Bavington, 167.4p Rare Dean, 164.7p Steel Hall & Great Bavington, 162.8p Berwick Hill, 162.5p Low Eshells & Morrowfield, 160.9p Low Eshells

 Beltex x – £90 & £89.50 Linacres

 219.5p & 203.4p Linacres

 Charollais x - £73.50 & 170.9p Newlands Hall

 Leicester - £76 & £68 Nookton

 Cheviot x- £79, £75.50 & £73 Flotterton, £70 Lingey Field

 173.8p, 171.6p & 170.3p Flotterton, 166.7p Sillywrea

 Mule –£81.50, £77 & £76 Kellah, £75 Linacres, £74.80 Baal Hill

 174p Baal Hill, 170.5p Linacres, 168.9p Kellah

 Cast Ewes and Rams

 Texel – £90 Allensgreen

 Charollais - £51 Newlands Hall

 Bleu D’Maine - £64 Sillywrea

 Mule – £74 Lingey Field, £65 Morrowfield

 Blackface – £58 Allensgreen

Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 20th December 2017

Scots Gap Auction Mart

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Scots Gap Mart sold 387 Prime lambs and Cast sheep at their weekly sale. Lambs peaked at £100 for a super heavy Texel cross from Dave Brodie, The Chesters and to 225ppkg for a tremendous Texel at 40kg from Jonta Walton, Grangemoor.

All classes sold well and returned an average of £75.85 for 45.2kg.

 

Prime Lambs

 

 Texel x – £100 The Chesters, £95 Black Callerton, £90 Grangemoor, £90 The Chesters, £89 Black Callerton, £88 East House, £85 Grangemoor, £85, £83.50(x3), £82 The Chesters, £81 East House, £80 (x3) Grangemoor

225p Grangemoor, 220.0p East House, 217.1p Black Callerton, 210.5p East House, 210.5p Grangemoor, 207.7p East House, 203.7p & 200p The Chesters, 200p East House, 195.2p The Chesters, 195.1p Grangemoor, 195.0p East White Hill, 190.0p (x2) Black Callerton

Suffolk x - £85 East House, £84 The Chesters, £82 Grangemoor, £80 East White Hill, £80 Grangemoor, £80 & £72 East House

167.4p East House, 166.7p Grangemoor, 166.7p (x2) East House, 162.8p East White Hill, 159.1p The Chesters

Mule - £74 & £73 Rawfoot, £65 East White Hill

158.7p Rawfoot, 158.5p East White Hill, 148p Rawfoot

Swale - £54 & 146p Rawfoot

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x - £96 East House, £95 High Baulk, £90 Black Callerton, £83 & £82 East House, £80 & £79 Black Callerton

Suffolk x - £79 & £70 East House

Mule - £71.50 Dunns Houses, £70.50 East House, £69 East White Hill, £63 Little Harle, £62 The Chesters

Cheviot - £70 Bowershield

Cheviot Mules - £98, £81 & £72 East House

Blackface – £47.50 Little Harle, £37 East White Hill

Lleyn Ram - £96 Black Callerton 

Lleyn Ewe - £41 Black Callerton

 

Store Cattle and Sheep | Friday 22nd December 2017

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their final store cattle sale of 2017 and offered a small but select catalogued entry of 110 head.

The sale was quite simply one of two halves, the larger comprising of powerful forward sorts whilst a small offering of suckled calves were presented thereafter.

Messrs Walker Bros, Satley Farm, Co Durham came north with another hefty run of steers and were rewarded for their yuletide efforts. Theirs peaked at £1460 for a big Simmental cross steer at 20 months and averaged £1350 for 6 sold including three Hereford crosses.

The Milburn Bros; Derek & Vincent, sold eight big bullocks to a top of £1440 for a weighty Charolais off Holling Hill, Rothbury and saw a festive return of £1388 throughout.

Heifers peaked at £1170 from Messrs Carins, Broomhall, Ponteland for a thick Limousin cross lady with another pair following closely at £1160.

Younger cattle; calves in comparison to the earlier classes looked a good trade on the day however best quality was evident, typified by yet another super panful from Bruce Watson, Baal Hill. The Weardale herdmaster peaked at £860 for a heifer at 8 months and saw his well-bred load of five level at £828 to regular, return purchasers.

The directors, auctioneers and staff wish to extend their grateful thanks to all customers for their support through the store cattle ring during 2017 and look forward to the first such sale of 2018 on Friday 5th January. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to All who choose to ‘Sell Live & Thrive’ because ‘Auctions Speak Louder than Words’.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1380, £1320, £1280, £1260, £1190 & £1110 White House Matfen

British Blue x steers – £1210 White House Matfen

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1440, £1410, £1390, £1380, £1340 & £1280 Holling Hill

Limousin x steers – £1435 Holling Hill, £1300 Blackburn, £1260 Blackburn & Broomhall, £1255, £1250, £1180 & £1160 Blackburn

Limousin x heifers – £1170, £1160 & £1110 Broomhall

British Blue x steers - £1430 Holling Hill, £1210 White House Matfen

Simmental x steers – £1460, £1330 & £1310 Satley

Angus x steers -£1050 Nampara

Hereford x steers – £1340 (x2) & £1320 Satley

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £940 & £930 Tarset Hall

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x heifers – £860 Baal Hill

Angus x steers – £840 Low Bishopton

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A smaller show of ewes forward this week with Christmas around the corner but ewes were still in demand with the usual ring of buyers.

Ewes topped at £102 for a pen of Suffolk x ewes from M/s J&E Walby & Sons, East House Farm.

Texel – £90 Lough Green, £80 Grange House

Texel x – £99 East Broomshiels, £98 & £88 East House, £87 & £76 Wallhouses, £74 St Oswalds, £72 Holling Hill

Suffolk x – £102 East House, £98 Wallhouses, £97 & £90 East House, £89 Wallhouses

Mule – £70 Wallhouses, £64 & £63 Rare Dean, £62 St Oswalds & East House, £61 Errington, £60 Winnows Hill & East Broomshiels

Blackface – £57 Holling Hill

Crossbred - £90 & £88 East House

Store Lambs

A smaller show of store lambs this week but a quality show on offer in any case, with a competitive ring of buyers present. Topping the sale today was a pen of Suffolk x lambs from Miss S Glendinning, Laburnam Cottage at £87.50.  Messrs E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill sold Beltex x ram lambs to £85.  The sale average was £62.57.

The Staff and Board of Directors would like to thank all vendors and purchasers for their continued support this year and would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

Texel x – £83 Errington, £81.50 & £80 Chapel House, £79 Errington & Salmonswell, £78 Elrington Hall, £75.50 Birchcraig & Highmoss Thorn, £75 Birchcraig & Castle Park, £74.50 Whiteside Birtley & Grange House, £73.50 Midgeholme

Suffolk x – £87.50 Laburnum Cottage, £85 Holling Hill, £73.50 East House, £73 Hownsgill & Black Hedley, £72 Coatlith

Beltex x - £85 Holling Hill, £76 (x2) Birchcraig

Charollais x - £75 Grange House

Mule – £76 Coatlith, £62 Linacres, £61 Haggate

 

Hexham Prime & Store Sheep | Wednesday 27th December 2017

 

Last sale of 2017 with an entry of 835 followed by Store Lambs and Cast Ewes.

Prime lamb trade was considerably dearer on the week for all classes.

Top price per head was £95 for Texel x from John & Fiona Charlton, Middle Farm and from Nicholas Peart and Family, Woodcroft.

Top price per kilo also Texel x from Nicholas Peart & Family, Woodcroft at 215.4p

Prime Lambs

Texel x – £95 Middle Farm & Woodcroft, £94.50 Middle Farm, £92 Aydonshields, £91 West Shields, £90 High Eshells & Middle Farm, £89 Middle Farm, £88.50 Low Eshells, £88 St Oswalds, Colepike (x2), Low Eshells & East Greenridge, £87.50 High Baulk, £87 West Shields, £86.50 Woodcroft, £86 Willimoteswick, High Baulk, Baal Hill, Aydonshields & West Shields (x2)

215.4p Woodcroft, 214.6p East Greenridge & St Oswalds, 207.3p High Baulk, 204.9p Woodcroft, 204.8p West Shields, 204.4p Aydonshields, 203.6p Great Chesters (x2), 202.6p Rosehill, 202.4p Low Ardley, 200p High Baulk, Woodcroft (x2), West Shields & Low Eshells, 198.8p Great Chesters, 197.6p Palm Strothers, Low Ardley & East Uppertown, 196.9p Middle Farm, 196.4p Rosehill, 195.5p West Shields, 195.4p Woodcroft

Dutch Texel x - £86, £83.50 & £82 Willimoteswick

204.8p & 200p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £88 Colepike, £87.50 Steel Hall (x2), £86 Baal Hill, £85 Steel Hall & Low Eshells, £83 Rouchester (JC), £81 Low Eshells

213.4p, 194.4p & 177.1p Steel Hall, 172.3p Low Eshells, 168.6p Baal Hill, 167.1p Colepike, 166.7p Steel Hall

Beltex x – £77.50 Linacres (x2)

198.7p & 193.8p Linacres

Charollais x - £88 & £85 Colepike, £80 St Oswalds

202.4p Colepike, 186.1p St Oswalds, 183.3p Colepike

Cheviot x- £78.50, £74 & £70 Flotterton

176.2p. 170.7p & 167p Flotterton

Mule – £79.50 Baal Hill, £78.50 & £71Rosehill, £62.50 Woodcroft

172.8p Baal Hill, 161.4p Rosehill

Swaledale - £45 Woodcroft

Store Lambs

Texel x£64 & £54 (x2) High Fotherley

Suffolk x - £77.50 Laburnum Cottage

Cast Ewes

Texel x£88 & £84 Armond Carr

Mule – £67 Broomhall & Houselope Grange

Blackface – £45 Broomhall

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Cull Cows and Clean Cattle.

Prime Cattle

An increased entry of clean cattle sold to a busy ring of purchasers ensuring all classes were sold to advantage,

Topping at 229.5ppk and £1324.22 consigned by M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House being purchased by Bellingham Craft Butchers. Many more could be sold to vendor advantage and are required on a weekly basis to fulfil demand. Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

Charolais Heifers – 229.5p Barker House, 219.5p Flotterton

Limousin Heifers – 229.5p & 219.5p Barker House

Simmental Heifers – 217.5p Barker House

Charolais Heifers – £1324.22 Barker House, £1269, £1263.83 & £1240.18 Flotterton

Simmental Heifers – £1268.03 Barker House

Limousin Heifers – £1237.01 & £1213.84 Barker House

OTM

A small show of cows forward selling to the same competitive ring of purchasers ensuring all classes maintained pre-christmas rates. Topping at 157.5ppk and £1149.75

Blonde – 157.5p Low Houselope

Limousin – 132.5p Low Houselope, 127.5p Bulls Hill, 124.5p Colwell Demesne

Angus – 130.5p Kirkley Hall, 125.5p Flotterton

British Blue – 128.5p Bulls Hill

Beef Shorthorn – 126.5p Low Houselope

Stabiliser – 123.5p Colwell Demesne

Blonde - £1149.75 Low Houselope

Angus – £1047.52 Kirkley Hall

Limousin – £1022.55 Bulls Hill, £890.65 Colwell Demesne

Simmental – £940 Dunns Houses

Luing - £876.02 Blue Burn

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

First sale of the New Year and a good show and entry of Hoggs forward.

Trade was considerably dearer for all classes than last week with the fed, export types in particular in very strong demand.

Top price of the sale was £105 for Texel x from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn.

Top price per kilo also from the same consignor for Texel x at 244.2ppk

Texel x – £105 Blackburn, £100 Sunniside & Middle Farm, £99 Middle Farm, £96 Lingey Field, £95 East Greenridge, £94.50 St Oswalds, £94 Sunniside & Warksfield Head, £93 Lingey Field, £92.50 Middle Heads, £92 Sunniside, Armond Carr (x2) & Aydonshields, £91 Low Eshells, £90 Willimoteswick, Low Eshells (x3), Middle Farm, Armond Carr, West Shields, Warksfield Head & Middle Heads, £89.50 High Warden, West Shields & Baal Hill, £89 Aydonshields, £88 Willimoteswick, Sunniside & Palm Strothers, £87.50 Low Eshells, Blackburn & Aydonshields, £87 Lingey Field & West Shields

244.2p Blackburn, 234.2p Lingey Field, 230p Aydonshields, 229.3p Warksfield Head, 228.4p Lingey Field, 226.2p East Greenridge, 225.6p Palm Strothers, 225p St Oswalds, 225p Middle Farm, 223.8p Sunniside, 222p Low Eshells, 219.5p Middle Farm, 213.1p High Warden, 212.2p West Shields, 210.3p Dilston Haugh, 209.8p High Warden, 207.9p Palm Strothers, 207.3p West Shields, 204.9p Lingey Field, 202.4p St Oswalds (x2), Middle Farm, West Shields & Colepike, 202.3p Aydonshields, 200p Middle Farm, High Warden & Palm Strothers, 195.1p Palm Strothers, 192.7p Middle Heads, 191.5p Armond Carr, 191.3p Sunniside

Dutch Texel x – £94.50 & £91 Willimoteswick

230.5p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £90 Wallhouses, £89 Colepike, £88.50 Baal Hill, £88, £87 & £85 Lunns House, £84 Wallhouses & Middle Heads, £83.50 Sillywrea, £82 Low Eshells & Sunniside, £81 Sunniside, £80.50 Horton Low House & Flotterton

200p Middle Heads, 196.3p Flotterton, 182.2p Sunniside, 180.6p Baal Hill, 180p & 178.9p Horton Low House

Beltex x – £100 (x2) Armond Carr, £99.50 Grange House, £91.50 St Oswalds, £90, £89, £87.50 & £85 (x2) Grange House, £84 Comb Hills

221.1p Comb Hills, 217.9p St Oswalds, 208.3p & 207.3p Grange House, 185.2p Armond Carr

Charollais x - £94 & £92 (x2) Sunniside, £90 Sunniside (x2) & Colepike, £88 (x3) & £86.50 Sunniside, £86 Colepike, £80 Flotterton

229.3p Sunniside, 214.3p Colepike, 209.5p Sunniside, 200p Flotterton, 187.5p, 184p, 183.7p & 183.3p Sunniside, 183p Colepike, 182.9p Flotterton

Bleu D’Maine – £84 & 204.9p Sillywrea

Cheviot x- £81.50, £79 & £78.50 Flotterton, £77 Sillywrea, £75.50 Flotterton

198.8p, 186.9p, 179.8p, 179.6p Flotterton, 171.1p Sillywrea

Mule – £88, £87, £85 & £74.50 Great Chesters, £74 Baal Hill

212.2p, 209.5p, 186.3p & 177.1p Great Chesters, 176.2p Baal Hill, 171.1p Flotterton

Jacob x - £60 Comb Hills

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£77 Lingey Field

Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £90 The Chesters, £90 Black Callerton, £88 (x3) The Chesters, £88 (x3) Grangemoor, £87 The Chesters, £85.50 Dykehead, £85 Grangemoor, £85 Black Callerton, £82 Grangemoor, £70 Black Callerton

208.5p Dykehead, 205p, 202.4p, & 200p Grangemoor, 200p, 197.7p, & 184.2p Black Callerton, 183.3p Grangemoor, 179.6p, 174p, & 173.1p The Chesters, 166p Grangemoor, 166p The Chesters

Suffolk x - £100 The Chesters, £92 & £82 (x2) Rugley Walls, £70 Black Callerton

205p Rugley Walls, 166.7p The Chesters, 166.7p Black Callerton,

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel Ram - £107 Dunns Houses

Leicester Ram - £80 Dunns Houses

Cheviot - £75 Barrasford Green

 

Blackface – £45 Longwitton

Swaledale Ram - £67 Dunns Houses

 

Store Cattle and Sheep | Friday 5th January 2018

Store Cattle

At their first sale of the New Year Hexham & Northern Marts offered for sale 200 head of store cattle representing a significant increase on the year.

Whilst a mixed show were presented quality types continued to sell at the same rates to those seen prior to the festive season with perhaps the slight exception being the youngest class of cattle which appear to have eased somewhat.

The sale was topped by Messrs Walker Bros, Satley with a big Charolais cross steer at £1460 at only 18 months of age. Limousin cattle peaked at £1400 for a smart sort from George Herdman, Lunns House and the Angus entry was dominated by Geoff Roddam, Blackcarts who sold a hefty pair at £1380 each.

The heifer trade was dominated by a sweet run of well-bred Charolais cross heifers from Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh Farm, Northumberland which peaked at £1320 and averaged £1190 for 9 sold by the noted breeder of Charolais bulls.

Three vendors came forward with cattle aged in the yearling bracket that ‘rang the bell’; the first Richard Walton, Linacres, Wark sold a thumping black Limmy bullock at 14 months that cashed at £1250. This was followed by another similarly shapely sort from John Reed, The Knarr, Brampton which changed hands at £1215 and completing the trio of high flyers were Messrs Ballantyne, Cowburn Rigg, The Roman Wall who saw their pen leader realise £1205.

Cattle under ten months were headed up yet again by Bruce Watson, Baal Hill, Weardale who sold his best 8 month old Limousin cross steer at £945 and a heifer sister at £880. Tom Teasdale, Kellah sold two separate bullocks at a similar age for £920 each.

More cattle of all classes are urgently required to satisfy buyer demand which looks set to increase as the first month of 2018 progresses.  

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Shorthorn x steers - £1030 East Fourstones

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1025 East Fourstones

Limousin x steers – £1360 Holling Hill, £1295 East Uppertown, £1155 Stoop Rigg

Limousin x heifers - £950 Cowburn Rigg

Simmental x steers - £1290, £1190, £1110 & £1050 Stoop Rigg

South Devon x heifers – £970 The Granary

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1460 & £1360 (x2) Satley, £1340 Holling Hill & Satley, £1330 Holling Hill, £1325 Rare Dean, £1320 Holling Hill, £1300 Rare Dean, £1280 & £1240 Holling Hill, £1180 Rare Dean, £1160 & £1030 Settlingstones

Charolais x heifers – £1320, £1295 & £1240 Newlands Haugh, £1230 Rare Dean, £1175, £1170, £1130 & £1080 Newlands Haugh, £930 Blackburn

Limousin x steers –£1400, £1395, £1380, £1355 & £1350 Lunns House, £1310 Holling Hill, £1275 East Uppertown, £1230 Settlingstones, £1210 Lunns House, £1120 & £1095 East Uppertown, £1050 Westburnhope, £1000 Settlingstones, £970 Kellah

Limousin x heifers – £1190 Lunns House, £1090 Lunns House & The Knarr, £1080 & £1075 Lunns House, £1020 China Hall, £1010 Blackburn, £910 Settlingstones, £900 Settlingstones & Linacres 

British Blue x heifers - £1410, £1360 & £1330 Satley, £1215 & £1000 Stoop Rigg Satley

Angus x steers - £1380, £1335, £1320, £1285 & £1265 Blackcarts£1010 Settlingstones

South Devon x heifers – £990 The Granary

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1250 Linacres, £1215 The Knarr, £1205 Cowburn Rigg, £1150 Cowburn Rigg & Baal Hill, £1140 Linacres, £1065 Settlingstones, £1050 The Knarr, £1020 Settlingstones, £1000 The Knarr, £970 Settlingstones, £965 & £960 Linacres, £945 Kellah

Limousin x heifers – £960 Cowburn Rigg, £910 Linacres

Blonde x heifers – £980 West Pelton

British Blue x steers – £1010 & £940 West Pelton

British Blue x heifers – £980 Blackburn, £935 West Pelton

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £945 & £930 Baal Hill, £920 (x2) Kellah, £905 West End Town & Baal Hill, £895 Colwell Demesne

Limousin x heifers – £880 Baal Hill

Blonde x steers – £900 West Pelton

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 3320 Store Hoggs and Cast Ewes.

Cast Ewes

Plain ewes still proving difficult to cash with heavy meated ewes still maintaining recent rates of return. More meated ewes could be sold to vendor advantage and are required on a weekly basis to satisfy demand.

Texel – £112 Bensons Fell, £97 Rusheylaw

Texel x – £116 & £99 Rusheylaw, £92 Rose Cottage Wall, £91 Bensons Fell, £90 Aydonshields

Suffolk - £96 Barker House

Suffolk x – £93 & £90 Dene House, £88 Aydonshields

Beltex x - £82 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £90 Great Chesters, £84 Rusheylaw

Cheviot - £69 Flotterton

Mule – £81 New Dotland &Middle Hill, £79 Rusheylaw, £77 Colepike & Barker House, £75 Dene House & Houselope Grange

Blackface – £70 Great Chesters, £67 New Dotland, £64 Middle Hill, £61 Grindon Hill

Swaledale – £50 & £41 Ouston, £40 Glebe Farm

Herdwick - £34 Waite Farm

Crossbred - £90 Barker House

Store Hoggs

All classes selling very well and in big demand. More numbers required for the weekly sale here at Hexham Mart.  Topping the sale was a fantastic Beltex x hogg consigned by John Sanders, Bavington Hill Head realising £102.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 of John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries and entries.

Texel x – £95 & £87 (x2) Bensons Fell, £86.50 Bensons Fell, £85.50 Nunwick, £85 Carlcroft, £84 Bensons Fell, £83.50 Black Callerton, £83 Nettlesworth West, £80.50 Nunwick, £80 Bensons Fell, £79 Hopesley House & Haggwood, £77 Buteland & Houxty Bank Head

Suffolk x – £78 Nettlesworth West, £75.50 Haggwood, £74.50 Black Callerton & Houxty Bank Head, £73 Horton Low House, £71.50 East Fourstones, £71 East White Hill, £70 Horton Low House

Beltex x – £102 Bavington Hill Head, £94.50 & £94 Bavington Hill Head (LS), £86.50 Nunwick, £85 (x2) Bavington Hill Head

Charollais x - £69 South Gunnerton

Cheviot x - £64 Gairshield

Mule – £85 Farneyshield, £73 Buteland

Blackface – £70.50 Carlcroft, £67 Buteland

Swaledale - £50 & £44.50 Farneyshield

Herdwick - £36 Gairshield

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 9th January 2018

Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Clean Cattle and Geld Cows.

Prime Cattle

An increased entry of Clean Cattle sold well, topping at £1360.31 for a Red Limousin Steer and 227.5ppk for an Angus x Heifer both being consigned by M/s RH Hopps & Son, Manor Farm, Shincliffe, Co Durham.

Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

Angus Heifers – 227.5p, 223.5 &, 199.5p Manor Farm

Charolais Heifers – 225.5p & 211.5p Flotterton

Angus Steers – 217.5p Manor Farm

Limousin Heifers – 209.5p (x2) Hard Riding, 205.5p Flotterton

Limousin Steers – 201.5p Manor Farm, 197.5p Grange Farm

Limousin Steers – £1360.31 & £1313.78 Manor Farm, £1246.23 Grange Farm

Angus Steers - £1341.98 Manor Farm

Charolais Heifers – £1264.77 & £1249.27 Flotterton

Limousin Heifers – £1250.72 & £1213.01 Hard Riding

Angus Heifers - £1239.33, £1233.72, £1189.44, £1162.50, £1144.33, £1129.85, £1087.28 & £1059.14 Manor Farm

Young Bulls

Limousin – 157.5p Longshaws

Limousin - £1105.38 Lee Hall, £1027.29 Longshaws

OTM

A better show of cows forward to an increased ring of purchasers ensuring all classes were sharper on the week. Topping the sale was a heavy British Blue x Cow consigned by M/s F&R Simpson, Square House, Co Durham realising £1524.84 and 196.5ppk.

More cows are required on a weekly basis to supply an ever increasing demand.

Please contact John Walton for further enquiries 07738406297

British Blue – 196.5p Square House

Limousin – 195.5p Manor Farm, 177.5p Square House, 177.5p Crowhall, 169.5p, 160.5p & 159.5p Lee Hall, 157.5p Square House & Crowhall, 153.5p Manor Farm, 146.5p Crowhall, 140.5p Nettlesworth West, 139.5p Colwell Demesne & Lee Hall, 136.5p Frolar Meadows, 133.5p The Raw, 132.5p Dukesfield Hall, 129.5p The Raw (x2) & Crowhall

Angus – 177.5p Pry Hill, 152.5p West Shields, 151.5p Yatesfield & Colwell Demesne, 145.5p & 139.5p West Shields, 130.5p The Tofts

British Blue – £1524.84 Square House, £1134.52 Colwell Demesne, £927.08 Lee Hall

Limousin – £1489.23 & £1458.45 Square House, £1361.43 Crowhall, £1311.81 Manor Farm, £1291.20 Nettlesworth West, £1181.25 Crowhall, £1158.82 Crowhall, £1106.74 Manor Farm, £1089.80 Lee Hall, £1079.82 Lee Hall, £1037.30 Nettlesworth West, £1025.48 Lee Hall, £1004.40 Colwell Demesne, £916.90 Dukesfield Hall, £915.33 Lee Hall 

Angus – £1180.01 West Shields, £1148.43 Pry Hill, £1138.29 Nookton, £1129.95 West Shields, £1083.23 Yatesfield, £1014.13 West Shields, £957.50 & £914.81 The Tofts 

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

More hoggs forward on the week but not as fast as last week’s extreme trade. Best sorts still very good to sell resulting in a satisfactory overall average.

Texel x – £98 (x2) Nunwick, £97.50 Little Swinburne, £95 East Greenridge, £90 Little Swinburne (x2), Middle Farm, Watch Currock & Grange House, £89 Watch Currock (x3) & Nunwick, £88 Little Swinburne, Middle Farm (x2), Lingey Field & Watch Currock, £87.50 Grange House, £87 Low Eshells, Low Ardley, Watch Currock, Nunwick & Colepike, £86 Grange House & Old Town, £85.80 High Warden, £85.50 Middle Farm, £85 St Oswalds (x2), West Heddon, Little Swinburne (x3), Middle Farm, Grange House, Baal Hill & Aydonshields, £84.50 Grange House

237.8p Little Swinburne, 233.3p Nunwick (x2), 226.2p East Greenridge, 219.7p Lingey Field, 219.5p Little Swinburne, 215.4p East Greenridge, 214.3p Grange House, 212.5p Little Swinburne, 211.9p Watch Currock (x2) & Nunwick, 209.8p Grange House, 209.5p, 207.5p & 207.3p Little Swinburne, 207.1p Colepike, Nunwick & Watch Currock, 206.1p Grange House, 204.3p High Warden, 202.4p St Oswalds (x2), Middle Farm, Grange House & Aydonshields, 200p Middle Farm (x2) & Lingey Field

Dutch Texel x - £88, £84.50 & £81 Willimoteswick

209.5p & 192.9p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £88 Great Bavington, £87 Baal Hill & Old Town, £85 Nunwick, £84 New Dotland & Old Town, £83 (x2) Great Bavington, £80 Low Eshells & Great Bavington (x2), £79 New Dotland & Middle Heads

192.1p Dilston Haugh, 185p Grange House, 175.6p New Dotland, 174p Baal Hill, 172.7p Great Bavington, 172p Fairley, 170.2p Great Bavington (x2)

Charollais x - £87, £85 & £81.50 Colepike, £80 St Oswalds, £79 Grange House

202.6p Grange House, 190.5p St Oswalds, 185.2p & 177.6p Colepike

Cheviot x- £75 & £74 Flotterton

180.5p & 170.5p Flotterton

Mule –£80.20 Warksfield Head, £76 Baal Hill

168.9p Baal Hill, 163.7p Warksfield Head

Blackface - £78 Warksfield Head & Yatesfield, £75 New Dotland, £72 Warksfield Head

163.6p & 162.5p Warksfield Head, 156.3p New Dotland

Swaledale - £52 Woodcroft

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£92 Lingey Field

Cheviot x – £70 Lingey Field

Mule – £77 Lingey Field, £68 Fairley

Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 10th January 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Scots Gap Mart sold 226 Prime and Cast sheep at their weekly sale. The Prime hoggs returned an average of 43.2kg and £81.78 per head with an SQQ figure of 199.9ppkg. The sale peaked at £97 for a super Texel heavyweight Hogg at 62kg from Andy Cuthbertson, New Houses, Capheaton. Whilst Cast sheep topped at £82 for a Texel Ewe from Dave Brodie, The Chesters.

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £97 New Houses, Capheaton, £90 & £88 Low Hall, £87 & £85 Satley, £85 Low Hall, £84 (x3) Satley, £84 (x2) New Houses, Capheaton, £83 The Fawns, £82 (x2) The Chesters, £82 New Houses, Capheaton, £80 Satley

217.5p, 213.8p, 210p (x2) Satley, 207.5p & 205.4p The Fawns, 205p New Houses, Capheaton, 202.6p The Fawns, 200p Satley, 195.6p Low Hall, 195.4p New Houses, Capheaton, 195.1p Satley

 Suffolk x - £82 The Chesters, £80 New Houses, Capheaton

 Mule - £80 (x3) Pitland Hills, 190.5p

 Cast Ewes

 Texel x - £82 & £80 The Chesters, £60 Gunnerton

 Suffolk x - £80 Gunnerton, £74 The Chesters

 Mule - £66 & £58 Buckshaw, £50 Gunnerton

 

 

Store & Breeding Cattle & Store Sheep | Friday 12th January 2018

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a catalogued entry of 458 head and all classes were noticeably dearer on the week.

A full ringside of buyers were present from the start of the sale and all were keen for cattle following the festive break. A tremendous show of quality was evident amongst the early portion of the sale; the older, forward sorts which saw the biggest lift on the week.  The sale was topped by a superb example of a Limousin cross steer at 23 months of age from Andrew & Cath Swallow, Dukesfield Hall, Hexhamshire which exceeded the now rarely seen figure in the store ring and settled at a whopping £1560. 

There were many more cattle; steers and heifers of noted breeds; Limousin, Charolais and Simmental that sold in excess of £1400 with the leading consignment of steers coming from Messrs Eggleston, Thornham Hill who sold nine powerful Charolais cross steers at 18-21 months to a top of £1460 and a deserved average of £1406.

Richard Johnson, West Wharmley led the heifer trade with two separate pure bred Charolais ladies which both realised £1400 whilst Derek & Vincent Milburn, Holling Hill peaked at £1365 and averaged a newsworthy £1260 for a load of twenty sold, all by the Charolais bull at 20 months.

The middle age range of beast; those 11-17 months also sold well on the day and peaked at £1370 for a super black steer from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House whilst heifers topped at £1130 for a smart sort again from Messrs Swallow, Dukesfield Hall.

The youngest class of cattle were markedly improved on the week and at ten months of age and younger peaked at £1080 for a Limousin steer from Lewis Forster, West Nubbuck whilst Willie Weatherson, Edges Green sold a smart and shapely Limmy heifer bred on the Roman Wall for £1045 at only 9 months of age.

With yet more enquiry from potential purchasers keen to attend the weekly sales of beef bred store cattle at Hexham our auctioneers would welcome instructions of intent to sell from breeders and vendors of store cattle from the North of England and Scottish Borders who can be assured of our best service at all times.

Leading prices;  

Cattle 30+ Months

Limousin x steers - £1135 & £1100 White House Matfen

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1330 Hallington New Houses, £1190 Tosson Glebe, £1090 Nampara

Charolais x heifers – £1215 Holling Hill

Limousin x steers – £1560 Dukesfield Hall, £1340 Springwell, £1300 Hay A Park, £1240 White House Matfen, £1235 White House Matfen & Hay A Park, £1210 White House Matfen, £1210 White House Matfen, £1200 White House Matfen & Hay A Park, £1110 Hay A Park

Limousin x heifers - £1150 & £1080 Fairley

British Blue x steers – £1195 & £1180 White House Matfen, £1150 Cooper House, £1130 White House Matfen

Simmental x steers - £1300 Hay A Park, £1180 White House Matfen

Angus x steers - £1190 Fairley

British Friesian steers - £1045 Tosson Glebe

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1445 Thornham Hill (x2) & Satley, £1440, £1400 & £1390 Thornham Hill, £1380 Springwell, £1370 Thornham Hill & Satley (x2), £1355 Hallington New Houses & Thornham Hill, £1350 Thornham Hill, £1335 Hay A Park, £1310 West Nubbock, £1300, £1290 & £1280 Hallington New Houses, £1265 Kirkley March, £1260 Hay A Park, £1255, £1220, £1160 & £1145 Kirkley March

Charolais x heifers – £1400 (x2) West Wharmley, £1365, £1350, £1315, £1300 (x2), £1290, £1280 & £1265 Holling Hill, £1240 West Nubbock & Holling Hill, £1220 (x2) Holling Hill, £1195 Newlands Haugh, £1110 West Wharmley, £1100 Holling Hill, £1065 Tosson Glebe, £1050, £1045 & £1020 Newlands Haugh, £1000 Town Farm Wall

Limousin x steers – £1460 Thornham Hill, £1390 & £1380 Lunns House, £1370 Lunns House & Halton Red House, £1365 White House Matfen, £1350 Lunns House, £1345 Highwood, £1340 Lunns House & Airy Holm, £1330 (x2) Airy Holm, £1310 Wingates Wholme, £1300 Lunns House & Airy Holm, £1295 Highwood, £1290 Highwood & Comb Hills, £1285 Highwood & Hay A Park, £1275 Highwood, £1270 Hay A Park, £1260 Kirkley March, £1250 White House Matfen, Hay A Park & East Butsfield, £1230 Kirkley March, £1225 Biddlestone Home Farm, £1210 Comb Hills, £1200 Kirkley March, Lee Hall (x2) & Biddlestone Home Farm (x2), £1195 Low Middleton, £1190 Biddlestone Home Farm (x2), £1180 Lee Hall & Biddlestone Home Farm

Limousin x heifers – £1280 High Lovelady Shield, £1215 Airy Holm, £1210 High Lovelady Shield, £1160 Chesterwood, £1125 East Butsfield, £1105 High Lovelady Shield, £1095 Chesterwood & East Uppertown, £1090 Airy Holm, £1075 High Lovelady Shield, £1060 Wingates Wholme, £1055 Camphill, £1045 Town Farm Wall, £1010 Camphill, Dukesfield Hall & High Lovelady Shield, £1005 East Uppertown, £1000 Camphill, £990 East Uppertown, £985 Comb Hills, £980 Chesterwood, £975 East Uppertown, £970 Biddlestone Home Farm

British Blue x heifers - £1000 Camphill & Middle Dukesfield

Simmental x steers – £1440, £1390, £1360 & £1340 Satley, £1220 West Wharmley

Angus x steers -£1260 Hallington New Houses & Springwell, £1250 Springwell, £1225 Codlaw Hill, £1220 Springwell (x2), £1200 Codlaw Hill, £1190 Springwell, £1140 Codlaw Hill, £1020 West Wharmley, £940 Nampara

Angus x heifers – £890 Hedley West

South Devon x steers - £1000 The Granary

Welsh Black x steers - £10710 Lee Hall

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1340 West Nubbock, £1270 Comb Hills, £1190 Haggwood, £1165 (x2) & £1150 West Nubbock, £1115 (x2) & £1025 Haggwood, £1110 Cooper House

Charolais x heifers - £1000 Haggwood, £915 Harewalls, £900 Cooper House, £880 West Nubbock

Limousin x steers – £1370 Halton Red House, £1265 & £1220 Airy Holm, £1180 & £1175 Lee Hall, £1150 Low Middleton, £1145 Cowburn Rigg, £1090 & £1085 Little Swinburne, £1080 (x2) Town Farm Wall, £1070 West Nubbock, £1060 Low Middleton, £1050 West Nubbock & Low Middleton, £1010 East Loanend, £1000 West Nubbock (x2), £990 Dukesfield Hall, East Loanend & Pasture House, £970 West Nubbock, £920 Pasture House, £900 Dukesfield Hall

Limousin x heifers – £1130 Dukesfield Hall, £1095 Cowburn Rigg, £1060 East Loanend, £1050 & £1040 Dukesfield Hall, £1020 Dukesfield Hall & Cowburn Rigg, £1010 Comb Hills, £995 Dukesfield Hall, £975 East Butsfield, £910 & £900 West Nubbock

British Blue x steers – £1245 Little Swinburne, £1170, £1150 & £1030 West Moorhouses

British Blue x heifers – £1110 Whiteside

Simmental x steers – £950 West Nubbock

Angus x steers – £920 Pasture House

Stabiliser x steers – £900 Elf Hills

Fleckvieh steers - £960 Wydon

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1080 West Nubbock, £1045 Wydon, £1030 Town Farm Wall, £915 Wydon

Charolais x heifers - £865 Wydon

Limousin x steers – £1000 East Loanend, £940 Baal Hill, £910 & £900 Edges Green

Limousin x heifers – £1045 Edges Green, £950 East Loanend

Blonde x heifers – £890 Jolly Body

British Blue x steers – £860 West End Town

Fleckvieh steers – £900 Wydon

Breeding Cattle

Heifers & 2nd Calvers with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2200, £2020 & £2000 West Wharmley, £1900 Baal Hill

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £1800 Nettlesworth West

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 3738 Store Hoggs and Cast Ewes.

Cast Ewes

Another good entry of cast ewes forward. Heavy ewes being £4-5 less on the week whilst handy weight export ewes being in demand and £4-6 dearer on the week.

Texel – £80 East Uppertown & Dukesfield Hall

Texel x – £110 West Wharmley, £102 Armonside, £94 Middle Farm, £91 High Eshells (x2), £90 Hill Crest

Suffolk - £78 Steel Hall

Suffolk x – £85 South Clarewood, £84 West Wharmley, £82 Brinkburn Newhouses

Beltex x - £84 Great Tosson

Leicester - £78 Allenshields, £70 Camphill & Bavington Hill Head

Cheviot - £80 Stobby Lea

Mule – £71 Lunns House & Thockrington, £70 West Wharmley, Middle Farm & Brokenheugh, £69 High Eshells

Blackface – £61 Flotterton, £52 Brieredge, £51 Great Tosson, £50 Flotterton & Crowhall

Swaledale – £50 Allenshields & Stobby Lea, £47 Stone Stile

Herdwick - £55 Tecket

Crossbred - £92 Great Tosson, £89 Brinkburn Newhouses, £81 Bavington Hill Head, £74 Steel Hall

Store Hoggs

Another large show of quality store hoggs forward for the time of year. Trade being the dearest seen this season.  Topping the sale was a penful of Beltex x Hoggs which realised £98 consigned by M/s S&M Pickworth, Dotland Park.  A further 8 pens of sheep broke the £90 barrier whilst no fewer than 43 pens of hoggs surpassed £80.  Many more can be sold to vendor advantage and are required on a weekly basis to satisfy demand please contact John Walton 07738406297 or 01434 605444 for further enquiries.

Texel – £85 Bensons Fell

Texel x (Av £70.75) – £94 Woodlands, £93.50 Dotland Park, £91 Woodlands, £90 Butterknowes, £88.50 Longlea Netherwitton & Wall Fell, £87.50 Ochrelands, £87 Butterknowes, £86.50 Butterknowes, Brokenheugh & West Cocklaw, £85.50 Dukesfield Hall, £85 Bensons Fell (x3), Dotland Park, Butterknowes, Milbourne Town Farm, East Uppertown & Low Brooms, £84.50 Longlea Netherwitton, £84 Bensons Fell, £83.50 Longlea Netherwitton, £82.50 Milbourne Town Farm, £81 Grange House, £80 Throstle Nest & Watch Hill, £79 West Mill Hills & Duddo Hill, £78.50 Longlea Netherwitton, Milbourne Town Farm & Newlands Hall, £78 East Flass & Ochrelands, £77.50 Duddo Hill & Dykehead, £77 East Flass & Ochrelands

Suffolk x – £93 Wallhouses, £92 West Cocklaw, £89 Ricknall Grange, £87 Black Hedley, £85.50 Ricknall Grange & Low Brooms, £84 West Cocklaw, £82 Throstle Nest & West Cocklaw, £80 Wallhouses, £78.50 Black Hedley, £74.50 Thockrington (x2), £74 Rosebrough & Heatherslaw, £73.50 Thockrington & Milbourne Town Farm

Beltex x (Av £82.45) - £98 Dotland Park, £95 Throstle Nest, £92.50 & £88 Dotland Park, £82.50 Throstle Nest

Charollais x (Av £76.13) - £77.50 & £76.50 Ricknall Grange

Cheviot x (Av £70.20) - £77.50 (x2) & £70.50 West Mill Hills

Mule (Av £60.07) – £79.50 Stone Stile, £72 Billerley, £70 Ambling Gate, £69 The Heugh, £66 Ravensworth Grange, £65 Derwent Grange

Blackface (Av £46.85) – £77 Brieredge, £70 Featherwood, £57.50 Redesmouth, £55 Featherwood & Burnbank, £53.50 Davyshiel, £53 Edlingham Demesne & White House Birtley, £52 White House Birtley, £50 Redesmouth

Swaledale - £57.50 Farneyshield

Crossbred (Av £76.50) – £76.50 Newlands Hall

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 16th January 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A small show of clean heifers forward topped at £1328 for a Charolais x Heifer consigned by M/s FT Walton and 230.5ppk for a very smart Limousin x heifer consigned by M/s W Patterson & Son, Halton Red House. More handyweight heifers could be sold to vendor advantage.

Limousin Heifers – 230.5p Halton Red House, 221.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – 227.5p Flotterton 

Charolais Heifers – £1328.60 Flotterton

Limousin Heifers – £1316.16 Halton Red House, £1255.91 Flotterton

OTM

A fantastic show of geld cows forward to an increased ring of purchasers ensuring all classes met a flying trade achieving an overall average of 136.2ppk and £955.75 per head.

Topping at £1520.63 and 187.5ppk was a fantastic fed Limousin Cow consigned by M/s JE Woodman & Son, Great Chesters.

Again more cows are required on a weekly basis to fulfil an ever increasing demand at this centre.

Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

Limousin – 187.5p Great Chesters, 181.5p High Town, 179.5p Great Chesters, 177.5p High Town & Swarland Old Hall, 175.5p Swarland Old Hall, 160.5p & 155.5p Great Chesters, 143.5p Great Chesters (x2), Hard Riding & Longshaws, 139.5p West Grange, 136.5p Great Chesters

British Blue – 179.5p Highwood, 177.5p Great Chesters, 164.5p Highwood

Beef Shorthorn – 137.5p Great Chesters

Limousin – £1520.63 Great Chesters, £1488.47 West Grange, £1404 & £1375.63, Swarland Old Hall, £1321.32 High Town, £1192.69 Great Chesters, £1139.83 Great Chesters, £1112.93 High Town, £1078.56 Great Chesters, £1061.90 Hard Riding, £1026.03 Great Chesters, £974.10 Dene House, £967.19 Great Chesters

British Blue - £1333.03 Great Chesters, £1175.73 & £977.13 Highwood

Blonde - £1197.80 Lingey Field

Beef Shorthorn - £1029.88 Great Chesters

Hereford - £985.89 Three Farms

Angus - £971.10 The Brigg

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A lot of heavy lambs forward today with the average weight being 46.5kg. Trade for the heavy sorts dearer on the week, good handyweights in demand, good handy weights in demand with other sorts at similar rates. 

Top price per head £100 for Texel x from H Rutherford, Low Eshells.

Top price per kilo 217.5p also Texel x from K Smith & Son, East Greenridge.

Texel x – £100 Low Eshells, £94.50 Aydonshields, £93.50 East Matfen, £93 & £91 Blackburn, £90 East Matfen, Linacres, New Rift & Grange Farm, £89.50 Berwick Hill & Blackburn, £89 East Matfen (x2), Camphill, New Rift (x2) & Aydonshields, £88.50 Linacres, £88 Camphill & Grange Farm, £87.50 (x2) West Shields, £87 Baal Hill & East Greenridge

217.5p East Greenridge, 211.9p East Matfen (x2), 209.5p Camphill, 208.3p West Shields, 204.8p Blackburn, 202.4p Great Chesters, Blackburn, East Matfen, Linacres & Aydonshields, 200p Berwick Hill, Low Eshells, Middle Farm & West Shields, 197.6p Camphill & High Warden, 197.5p & 197.4p Linacres, 195.2p Matfen High House, 195.1p Low Eshells, 194.9p & 191.7p High Warden, 191.6p Middle Farm

Dutch Texel x - £88 & £86 Willimoteswick

214.6p, 204.8p & 202.4p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £89 Baal Hill & Grange Farm, £88 Morrowfield, £87 Grange Farm, £86 Berwick Hill & Sunniside, £84.50 Baal Hill, £83.50 Morrowfield, £80 Berwick Hill

181.6p & 179.8p Baal Hill, 175p Steel Hall, 171.1p Low Eshells, 170.2p Berwick Hill

Charollais x - £90 (x3), £89.50, £89, £88.50, £88 (x2) & £87.50 (x2) Sunniside

209.5p, 204.8p, 188.3p & 186.2p

Cheviot x- £78 & £75 Flotterton

183.8p, 182.9p & 181.4p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £75 Flotterton

Mule – £86.50 Camphill, £82.50 Great Chesters, £80 Camphill

181.8p Camphill, 175.5p Great Chesters, 173p Camphill

Cast Ewes and Rams

 Mule – £68 Morrowfield

Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 17th January 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Prime Hoggs

 

Texel x – £84, £83.80, £83.50, £83, £82.80 Tosson Tower, £82.50 Broomhall, £82 (x2) Tosson Tower, £67 Rugley Walls

 205p, 204.9p, 204.4p, 203.7p, 202p, 200p & 184.4p Tosson Tower, 171.8p Rugley Walls

 Suffolk x – £88.50 Broomhall, £83 Rugley Walls, £82 Broomhall

 176.6p Rugley Walls, 154.7p Broomhall

 Cast Ewes & Rams

 Texel Ram - £72 Broomhall

 Swaledale Ewe - £56 & £34 Broomhall

 

 

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 19th January 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts offered for sale 623 catalogued head of store cattle at their weekly store sale, representing an increase of over 100 head on the same sale held in 2017. Within this entry over 150 head of native breed types were presented for the special monthly sale of such cattle.

Approximately half of the entry was made up of stronger types at 18 months and older however the quality on show was of a lesser degree than that seen one week earlier. With cattle from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria and Lancashire brought forward on the day there were yet again many lots sold at great rates and to vendor’s satisfaction.  

Leading the trade on the day and highlighting the obvious benefits of a targeted approach to marketing native breed types on one day each month was a super panful of forward Angus cross steers; all by registered pedigree sires and bred from big framed home-bred Sim-Luing mothers consigned by local breeder and noted authority on such native breed cross breeding genetics Mr Geoff Roddam, Blackcarts, Hexham. Geoff topped the sale with a thumping pen of 3 steers which outperformed any number of continental cross competitors on the day and sold for a hefty £1420 per head.  Sold in pairs and greater numbers 20 super bullocks were all cashed and with none falling below £1300 returned an average of £1362 throughout.

The Limousin and Charolais breeds were in hot pursuit, both peaking at £1410; the former from Messrs Herdman, Lunns House and the latter from Messrs Eggleston, Thornham Hill.

Female trade on the day was unusually peaked by a younger heifer at only 15 months of age from John Reed, The Knarr, Brampton, Cumbria which sold later in the day and after fierce competition settled at a noteworthy £1280; one of three he sold on the day at the same age to average £1220.

Older heifers peaked at £1260 for a 20 month old charolais cross lady from the Milburn Bros, Holling Hill who sold 12 cattle (8 steers/4 heifers) to a return of £1285. Noted local limousin breeders Messrs Nixon, Stotsfold, Hexhamshire brought out a super run of pure bred red calves at 14 months and the obvious genetics present in the cattle paid dividends. Steers peaked at £1250 however it was a smashing pen of 4 heifers; all with shape and style in abundance that were simply ‘peas in a pod’ and created a stir round the ring to finally cash for £1240 to a Boroughbridge based fifty-two-weeks-of-the-year buyer.

The youngest class of cattle at ten months and younger continue at a pace here at Hexham. Steers peaked at £980 for an Angus from Messrs Stevenson, Tursdale House, Durham, followed by a super Limmy sort from Ken & Hilary Ridley, Allenshields that sold for £935. Heifer trade was dominated by Eastgate based father and son team; John & Mark Emmerson, Haggate who sold in succession at £890, £880 and £870 and averaged £839 for 6 smart Weardale bred heifer calves.

Currently all classes are in great demand and our team of auctioneers will gladly travel any distance to visit and appraise your cattle with a view to securing your consignment for sale through our buoyant sale ring at Hexham. Please contact our team on 01434 605444 to ensure your entry is lodged with our office by 10am every Monday for inclusion on our extensive weekly catalogue.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1370 Thornham Hill

Limousin x steers – £1410 Lunns House, £1400 Blackburn, £1340 Holling Hill, £1320 Lough Green & Blackburn, £1245 East Uppertown, £1040 South Kirkheaton

Limousin x heifers - £1010 South Kirkheaton

British Blue x steers – £1200 & £1180 Broomfield

Angus x heifers – £1150 Catreen£930 Bollihope Shield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1410 Thornham Hill, £1380 Holling Hill & Thornham Hill, £1370 Thornham Hill, £1360 South Rennington & Thornham Hill, £1340 Highwood & Thornham Hill, £1330 South Rennington, £1320 Holling Hill, £1300 Thornham Hill, £1270 Highwood, £1265 South Rennington, £1260 Highwood (x3) & South Rennington, £1230 Highwood (x2) & South Rennington, £1220 Holling Hill, £1200 South Rennington, £1110 Highwood, £1090 Edlingham Demesne

Charolais x heifers – £1260, £1195, £1180 & £1150 Holling Hill, £1005, £960 & £930 White House Birtley

Limousin x steers – £1400 Blackburn, Halton Red House & Lunns House, £1390 Lough Green & Lunns House, £1380 Halton Red House & Holling Hill, £1360 Lough Green, Lunns House & Holling Hill, £1345 Lunns House, £1340 Satley, £1330 Blackburn, £1320 Blackburn & Lunns House, £1315 Lee Hall, £1300 East Uppertown (x2), Halton Red House & Satley, £1280 Lough Green & West Lynn, £1270 South Rennington, £1265 East Uppertown, £1260 Holling Hill, £1220 South Rennington, £1210 South Kirkheaton, £1200 Lee Hall & Highwood, £1180 Grange House, £1170 Cornhills, £1140 Lee Hall, £1110, £1100 & £1085 South Kirkheaton, £1070 Lee Hall & East Butsfield, £1060 Brackenthwaite & Biddlestone, £1045 Little Harle, £1040 Middle Dukesfield, £1030 South Kirkheaton, West Lynn & Little Harle, £970 Camphill

Limousin x heifers – £1230 Lunns House, £1190 New Acres & The Knarr, £1180 Lough Green, £1160 Lunns House, £1140 Cornhills & High Lovelady Shield, £1100 Lough Green & High Lovelady Shield, £1090 Edlingham Demesne, £1080 Lunns House & Cornhills, £1070 Camphill, £1055 White House Matfen, £1010 Lunns House, £1000 White House Matfen & Throstle Nest, £995 White House Matfen, £990 South Kirkheaton, £975 High Lovelady Shield, £970 Camphill & High Lovelady Shield, £960 Cornhills, £950 White House Matfen

Blonde x heifers – £1030 White House Matfen

British Blue x steers - £1365 Lough Green, £1300 New Acres, £1030 Camphill

British Blue x heifers - £1060 Cornhills

Simmental x steers – £1370 (x2), £1340 & £1300 Satley, £1140 & £1090 Broomfield, £1080 Edlingham Demesne, £930 Peddar Hill

Angus x steers -£1420, £1390 (X2) & £1380 (X2) Blackcarts, £1350 Newlands Haugh & East Butsfield, £1340 & £1330 Newlands Haugh, £1320 Blackcarts (x3), £1305 Newlands Haugh & Aydonshields, £1300 Blackcarts & Newlands Haugh, £1290 & £1285 Biddlestone, £1280 Aydonshields & Biddlestone, £1150 Newlands Haugh, Middle Dukesfield & Toft Hill Hall, £1140 Catreen & Toft Hill Hall, £1130 Aydonshields, £1095 Catreen & Bollihope Shield, £1080 Middle Dukesfield, £1075 & £1065 Peddar Hill, £1050 Catreen, £1040 Middle Dukesfield, £1035 & £1020 Peddar Hill, £1000 Little Harle & Hope Foot, £930 Middle Dukesfield

Angus x heifers – £1065 Catreen, £1060 East Butsfield & The Hagg, £1030 Catreen, £1010 The Hagg, £930 Peddar Hill, £920 Chesterwood

Hereford x steers - £1260 Satley, £1210, £1130 (x2), £1100, £1020 & £1000 Biddlestone

Shorthorn steers - £1050 & £970 High Warden

Galloway steers - £800 Invereigh

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1140, £1120, £1110, £1100, £1080 & £1075 Little Harle, £1065 West Lynn, £915 Woodlands

Charolais x heifers - £1020 West Shields, £1010 Edlingham Demesne, £960, £920, £895 & £880 West Shields

Limousin x steers – £1285 Grange House, £1270 West Moorhouses, £1250, £1245 & £1220 Stotsfold, £1190 The Knarr, £1130 & £1120 Lee Hall, £1115 West Moorhouses & Little Harle, £1105 Woodlands & Spittalshield, £1100 Edlingham Demesne, £1090 West Moorhouses, £1080 Spittalshield, £1075 Throstle Nest, £1070 Spittalshield, £1045 Brackenthwaite, £980 Linacres, £945 Brackenthwaite, £940 Spittalshield, £920 Camphill

Limousin x heifers – £1280 The Knarr, £1240 Stotsfold, £1175 Linacres, £1100 Grange House & Allenshields, £1060 Stotsfold, £1030 Allenshields, £1015 West Moorhouses, £1005 Stotsfold, £1000 Little Harle, £990 West Moorhouses, £980 Spittalshields & China Hall, £970 China Hall, £930 Linacres, £915 Edlingham Demesne, £910 Spittalshield

British Blue x steers – £1095 West Moorhouses, £1075 Camphill

British Blue x heifers – £1050 Camphill, £950 & £920 Linacres

Angus x steers – £1080 Grange House, £1050 Brackenthwaite, £1030 Tursdale House, £990 Tursdale House & Monkseaton, £960 Tursdale House

Angus x heifers – £890 The Hagg

Hereford x steers - £890 Hope Foot

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £935 Allenshields, £890 Baal Hill

Limousin x heifers – £890, £880 & £870 Haggate, £820 Cowbyre

Angus x steers – £980 Tursdale House

Hereford x steers - £840 Monkseaton

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 3169 Store Hoggs and Cast Ewes.

Cast Ewes

All classes very similar on the week. More ewes are required for next week’s sale.  Please contact John Walton 07738406297 or 01434 605444 for enquiries.

Texel – £94 Yatesfield, £90 Lingey Field, £88 Yatesfield & High Shipley

Texel x – £102 Follions, £98 Bankfoot & Little Swinburne, £97 Lingey Field, £94 Watch Currock & Yatesfield, £92 & £90 Watch Currock

Suffolk - £70 High Alderheads

Suffolk x – £102 South Clarewood, £99 Wydon

Leicester - £77 Middle Dukesfield

Zwartbles - £60 Barker House

Cheviot - £76 Cottonshope, £60 Thornbrough & Errington Red House

Mule – £80 Lingey Field, £76 Normans Riding, £73 Little Swinburne, £71 Watch Currock, £70 Normans Riding & Brokenheugh

Blackface – £64 & £63 Great Chesters, £60 Yatesfield

Swaledale – £48 Barker House

Crossbred - £85 Watch Currock, £74 Thornbrough

Store Hoggs

Another good entry of hoggs forward although quality was in short supply, Long keep hoggs were every bit as dear as last week with stronger hoggs being £3-4 easier,

Topping at £89 was a Texel x hogg consigned by M/s T Nixon & Sons, Longlea, Wark, Many more are required on a weekly basis to fulfill local and distant buyers demand.  Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297 or 01434 605444 for further enquiries.

Texel x – £89 Longlea Wark, £87.50 Thockrington, £87 Follions & West Heddon, £86.50 Nettlesworth, £85.50 Low Ardley, £85 Longlea Netherwitton, £84.50 Lingey Field, £83.50 Longlea Netherwitton, £83 Thockrington & Stanton Town Head, £81 Elf Hills, £80 Duddo Hill, Follions, Low Ardley & Lingey Field, £79 Low Ardley & Cowden Burn, £78.50 Wallhouses, £77 Lingey Field & Beamwham, £76 Thockrington & Longlea Wark, £75.50 Duddo Hill, Longlea Netherwitton & Chapel House

Suffolk x – £80 Black Hedley, £76.50 & £74.50 Nettlesworth West, £74 Felton Demesne, Hownsgill & Keepershield, £73 High Alderheads, £71.50 Duddo Hill & Woodlands, £70.50 Black Hedley, £70 Nettlesworth West & Woodlands

Charollais x - £69.50 & £67 Coldcotes

Beltex x - £81 Hownsgill

Leicester - £54 Cowden Burn

Cheviot x - £64.50 Lea Well

Mule – £66.50 Elf Hills, £66.50 Cowbyre, £65 Hott School House, North Acomb, Longlea Wark, Linshiels & Cowden Burn, £63 Cowbyre, £61.50 Keepershield, £61 Elf Hills, £60 Hawksteel & Cowden Burn

Blackface – £62 Cowbyre, £50.50 Cowbyre

Swaledale - £45 Allenheads, £34.50 Allenheads, £34 Linshiels, £31 Beamwham

Crossbred – £71 Cowbyre

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Geld Cows and Clean Cattle.

Prime Cattle

An increased show of Prime Heifers forward topping at 224.5ppk for a shapely Limousin x Heifer consigned by Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick and £1358.88 for a Charolais x Heifer consigned by M/s FT Walton, Flotterton.

For further enquiries please contact John Walton 07738406297

Limousin Heifers – 224.5p & 215.5p Nunwick

Charolais Heifers – 223.5p & 219.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1358.88p Flotterton

Limousin Heifers – £1347 & £1257 Nunwick, £1232.55 Halton Red House, £1226.20 Nunwick

OTM

A plainer show of cows on the week with trade maintaining last week’s high rates of return achieving a sale average of 135.1ppk and £946.10

Topping at £1333.38 for a British Blue Cow consigned by M/s VS Allgood, Nunwick. Topping per kilo was a handyweight British Blue beast consigned by M/s Lee, Agars Hill realising 193.5ppk.

For any further enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297. More geld cows of all classes could be sold to vendor advantage and are required on a weekly basis.

British Blue – 193.5p Agars Hill, 167.5p Glebe Farm, 161.5p Agars Hill, 157.5p Brownsleazes, 156.5p Nunwick, 146.5p Agars Hill, 133.5p Comb Hills

Limousin – 190.5p Longshaws, 171.5p Brownsleazes, 159.5p Salmonswell, 151.5p Low Ardley, 145.5p Salmonswell, 138.5p & 136.5p Nunwick, 133.5p High Alderheads

Stabiliser – 149.5p Sweethope

Simmental – 137.5p & 133.5p Holystone

Angus – 134.5p & 133.5p Holystone

British Blue - £1333.38 Nunwick, £1274.68 Glebe Farm, £1212.75 Brownsleazes, £1128.05, £1021.68 & £1019.07 Agars Hill, £993.24 Comb Hills

Limousin – £1275.96 Brownsleazes, £1222.59 Low Ardley, £1145.21 Salmonswell, £1110.50 Low Ardley, £1028.70 Longshaws, £1004.64 Nunwick, £983.97 Nunwick, £951.57 Salmonswell, £951.28 The Park, £900.25 Nunwick

Angus – £1121.73, £1028.34, £985.50 & £973.22 Holystone

Stabiliser - £1104.81 Sweethope

Simmental - £1027.13 Holystone, £908.90 Lunns House

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Less numbers forward but trade considerably dearer on the week for all classes.

More hoggs required for next week. Contact Trevor on 07721828581 or Office 01434 605444

Top price per head £102.50 for Texel x from Mrs A Wilkinson, New Rift.

Top price per kilo was a great pen of Beltex x from M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne at 248.7p

Texel x – £102.50 New Rift, £102 Baal Hill, £100 Low Eshells, £94.50 Aydonshields, £94 New Dotland, £93.50 & £93 Blackburn, £92 Comb Hills & Baal Hill, £91 (x2) Blackburn, £90.50 New Rift, £90 Blackburn & Middle Heads, £89.50 Willimoteswick, £89 High Baulk, Low Eshells, Camphill & West Shields, £88.50 Matfen High House, Aydonshields & West Shields, £88 Colepike & New Dotland

222.4p Little Swinburne, 221.4p Blackburn, 213.5p Little Swinburne, 211.9p High Baulk, 210.7p West Shields & Aydonshields, 207.7p Little Swinburne, 205.8p Matfen High House, 202.4p New Dotland, 196.4p West Shields, 185.2p Camphill, 194.7p Little Swinburne, 194.6p Comb Hills, 193.5p & 190.7p Camphill, 190.2p Baal Hill, 190p High Baulk, 189.6p Blackburn, 187.8p Baal Hill, 187p Blackburn & Middle Heads, 186.7p Blackburn, 186.1p Middle Heads

Dutch Texel x - £94.50 & £86.50 Willimoteswick

225p & 206p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £90 Baal Hill & Sillywrea, £89 Middle Heads, £87 Colepike, £85.50 Middle Heads, £85 Colepike, £83 Sillywrea, £81.50 Matfen High House

193.2p & 189.1p Colepike, 183.7p Baal Hill, 181.1p Matfen High House, 180.4p Sillywrea

Beltex x – £94.50 & 248.7p Little Swinburne

Charollais x - £94 & £92 Colepike

209.1p Colepike

Cheviot x- £77.50, £76 & £75 Flotterton

200p, 197.4p & 193.8p Flotterton

Mule – £88 Baal Hill, £85.50 Camphill, £80 Baal Hill, £79 Warksfield Head, £78 Camphill

186.1p Baal Hill, 185.7p Camphill, 179.6p Baal Hill, 178.1p Camphill, 175.6p Warksfield Head

Blackface - £79 & 179.6p Warksfield Head

Herdwick - £79 & 179.6p Comb Hills

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£100 & £82 Rosehill, £64 Codlaw Hill

Charollais x - £92 Rosehill

Cheviot x – £87 Sillywrea

Mule – £63 Codlaw Hill, £60 Rosehill

Swaledale – £35 Rosehill