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Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 24th April 2018

Cattle

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

Prime Cattle

A tidy show of clean heifers forward. A brisk trade for all classes with more required to fulfil demand.  Topping the sale was an outstanding Limousin x heifer realising £1316.70 and 247.5ppk being purchased by Bellingham Craft Butchers.  Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

Limousin Heifers – 247.5p & 233.5p Nunwick, 227.5p Hard Riding, 223.5p Nunwick

Charolais Heifers – 223.5p & 216.5p Flotterton

Limousin Heifers – £1316.70 Nunwick, £1278.55 Hard Riding, £1277.25 Nunwick

British Blue Heifers - £1313.78 Nunwick

Charolais Heifers – £1285.13 & £1253.54 Flotterton

OTM

A plainer show of cows forward with all classes remaining good to sell. Many more could be sold to vendor advantage.

Angus – 157.5p & 147.5p West Shields, 143.5p Hallington New Houses, 143.5p East Uppertown, 142.5p East Uppertown & Lee Hall

Limousin – 143.5p Tarset Hall, 141.5p Lee Hall

British Blue – 143.5p Comb Hills

British Blue - £1163.79 & £1002.03 Comb Hills

Angus – £1162.35 West Shields, £1037.51 Hallington New Houses, £1036.93 & £991.86 West Shields

Limousin – £1068.33 Lee Hall

Simmental - £1020.44 Warkshaugh

Beef Shorthorn - £1019.36 West Shields

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Prime lambs a good trade again this week topping at £134 for Suffolk x from M/s Walton, Flotterton. Top price per kilo was 316.2p for Texel x from M/s Bell, Woodhall.

Texel x – £130 Flotterton, £117 Woodhall

316.2p Woodhall, 295.5p Flotterton

Suffolk x – £134 & £126 Flotterton, £121 Woodhall

315p Flotterton, 310.3p Woodhall, 291.3p Flotterton

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £129.50 Blackburn, £120 Ingoe Low Hall & Rare Dean, £115 Blackburn (x2) & Ingoe Low Hall, £110 & £109 (x2) Blackburn, £107 West Shields, £103 & £101 Rare Dean

239.8p Blackburn, 235.3p & 234.7p Ingoe Low Hall, 231.9p Blackburn, 226.4p Rare Dean, 224.5p & 222.5p Blackburn, 220.2p Ingoe Low Hall, 217p (x2) Blackburn, 214.6p Rare Dean, 211.1p Blackburn, 210.4p Rare Dean, 209.3p Blackburn, 204.6p Rare Dean, 200p Blackburn

Suffolk x – £104 Rare Dean

201.1p & 200p Rare Dean

Leicester - £79 Hotbank

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£82 & £76 Woodlands Park

Leicester – £72.50 Hotbank

Mule – £52 West Shields

Blackface – £51 Hotbank

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 20th April 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly sale of store cattle and offered a greatly increased entry on the week of 761 head which included over 250 native breeds for the special monthly sale of such animals.

Despite a long awaited turn in the weather grass is yet to come forward in any bulk and with drier conditions on farms allowing tillage work these factors combined and saw trade for all classes ease on the good rates seen in recent weeks.

With all classes cheaper the best end of cattle still sold well and the bigger bullocks rang the bell on three occasions for Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley who sold three Limousin cross bullocks in quick succession at 22 months to realise £1550, £1520 and £1510. Ian Thornton,  Hay-a-Park, Knaresborough sold the dearest Charolais on the day at £1510 whilst the top ranking heifer was a pure bred Charolais from noted pedigree breeders Messrs Campbell, Thrunton who hit £1410 with a big white lady at 17 months of age.

On this the special day for native breed cattle the class was topped twice at £1390, first by an outstanding Angus cross bullock from regular consignor of the sought after black breed Dennis Burn, Aydonshields, Hexham, and then again by Geoff Roddam, Blackcarts for a similarly well-bred bullock. Messrs Burn peaked the Angus heifer trade at £1360 and Messrs Hall, New Houses, Hallington hit £1310 with the best of their heifer offering. Noteworthy also was the 14 month old Angus bullock from Robin Shield, Wheat Hall that similarly scaled to £1300 at such a young age.

The yearling classes were also dominated by native cattle and saw Messrs Campbell of Thrunton hit £1120 with a 12 month old Angus steer which was replicated by John Nevin, Parkside who reached the same figure.

A smart run of Limousin cross heifers just over a year old sold well for Nicky & Ian Robinson, Boghall who peaked at £1200 and averaged £1078 for five with the majority being purchased to make suckler cows North of The Border.

Grazing cattle sold well and a hefty run of eighty cattle were brought from Fram Hill Farms by owner Peter Sutherland who peaked at £1080 for a pen of Charolais cross steers with potential and saw his 54 bullocks average £905 in perfect order for the grass.

Cattle of all classes are required to fill demand from now on as grass begins to emerge and the traditional May prize show and sales of grazing cattle approach at Hexham. Kindly contact our auctioneers to discuss your own marketing requirements.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Limousin steers - £1180 White House Matfen

Longhorn steers - £1060 & £970 (x2) Hay A Park

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1510, £1470 & £1440 Hay A Park, £1360 Satley

Charolais x heifers – £1410 Thrunton

Limousin x steers – £1550, £1520, £1510 & £1480 Paxton Dene, £1425, £1370 & £1360 Hay A Park, £1350 Luns House, £1325 White House Matfen, £1300 Luns House, £1290 & £1255 Old Deanham, £1240 Hay A Park, £1210 Luns House, £1200 Hay A Park, £1190 Old Deanham, £1065 Ingoe Low Hall

Limousin x heifers - £1160 Old Deanham, £1150 Bingfield Combe, £1085 Lowfield

British Blue x steers – £1230 & £1170 White House Matfen

British Blue x heifers - £1165 Houghall

Simmental x steers - £1410, £1360 & £1190 Hay A Park, £1185 & £1160 Stoop Rigg, £1140 Hay A Park, £1120 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £1165 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers - £1390 Aydonshields & Blackcarts, £1280 White House Matfen, £1100 Hallington New Houses

Angus x heifers – £1360 Aydonshields, £1295 & £1245 Elilaw, £1240 Hallington New Houses, £1225 & £1215 Elilaw, £1210 Aydonshields, £1190 & £1165 (x2) Elilaw, £1130 Aydonshields, £1060 Hallington New Houses, £1050 Snape Farm, £1000 Elilaw, £990 Hallington New Houses

South Devon steers - £1200 Bingfield Combe

Luing steers - £1265, £1260, £1210, £1150 & £1110 (x3) Blackcarts

Belted Galloway steers - £800 West Field

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1400 Satley

Charolais x heifers – £1380, £1360, £1335, £1240 & £1220 Thrunton

Limousin x steers – £1460 Paxton Dene, £1400 & £1360 Nunwick, £1340 Luns House, £1320 Nunwick & White House Matfen, £1310 (x2) Nunwick, £1300 Old Deanham, £1290 Old Deanham & White House Matfen, £1285 Nunwick, £1280 Old Deanham & White House Matfen, £1250 Old Deanham, £1230 White House Matfen, £1185 Old Deanham, £1180 & £1170 Ingoe Low Hall, £1145 Old Deanham, £1140 Town Farm, £1130 White House Burnhope, £1080 Old Deanham

Limousin x heifers – £1170 Bingfield Combe, £1135 Ingoe Low Hall, £1120 Old Deanham, £1070 Old Deanham, £1060 Ingoe Low Hall, £1045 White House Burnhope, £1020 Lowfield

British Blue x steers - £1400 Nunwick, £1235 Old Deanham & Hay A Park, £1105 Houghall, £1095 Stotsfold, £1050 & £1010 Houghall

British Blue x heifers - £1020 Old Deanham, £990 Houghall

Simmental x steers – £1470 Satley, £1190 (x2) & £1045 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £970 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers -£1300 Wheat Hall, £1285 Stoop Rigg, £1190 Kiln Hill, £1170, £1160, £1155, £1125 & £1100 Ravensworth Grange

Angus x heifers – £1310 Hallington New Houses, £1170 Ravensworth Grange, £1005 Stoop Rigg

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1050 & £1040 Gallaw Hill

Luing steers - £1130 Hay A Park

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1140 Wheat Hall, £1080 & £1060 Fram Hill, £1055 Wheat Hall, £1040 Wheat Hall & Town Farm, £1015 Woodlands Place, £1010 East House, £1010 Fram Hill (x3) & Wheat Hall (x2), £1000 Cooper House, £995 East House

Charolais x heifers - £1200 Thrunton, £1105, £1090, £1005, £970, £960, £955, £945 & £935 Wheat Hall

Limousin x steers – £1195 Lee Hall, £1115 Stotsfold, £1100 Town Farm & Burntongues, £1095 Stotsfold, £1075 Town Farm, £1070 Stotsfold, £1060 Town Farm, £1050 Lee Hall, Town Farm, Bog Hall & Burntongues, £1030 Lee Hall & Chirdon, £1020 Stotsfold, £1015 Lee Hall & Lowfield, £1010 White House Eastgate, £1005 Woodlands Place, £1000 East Butsfield, Lee Hall, Woodlands Place, Stotsfold & High Alderheads

Limousin x heifers – £1200 Bog Hall, £1120 Burntongues, £1100 Bog Hall, £1035 Lowfield, £1020 Bog Hall, £1000 Stotsfold, £995 Wheat Hall, £970 Burntongues, £965 White House Eastgate

British Blue x steers – £1160, £1025 & £1020 White House Slaley, £1000 Cooper House, £980 White House Slaley

British Blue x heifers – £1110 White House Slaley, £1015 Wheat Hall, £990 White House Slaley

Simmental x steers – £1120 & £940 Hartley West

Simmental x heifers - £960 Low Bishopton

Angus x steers – £1265 Kiln Hill, £1230 Colwell Demesne, £1210 Byreside, £1205 & £1185 Tursdale House, £1135 & £1130 Lee Hal, £1125 Parkside, £1115 Colwell Demesne, £1100 Byreside, Tursdale House & East Butsfield, £1090 Snape Farm, Parkside & Byreside, £1055 & £1035 Fram Hill, £1030 Colwell Demesne, £1025 Tursdale House

Angus x heifers – £1090 & £975 East Butsfield

Shorthorn steers - £900 East House

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1080 (x2) & £900 Frankstown

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1080 & £985 Wheat Hall

Limousin x steers – £1050, £1040 (x2), £1030 & £970 Whiteside Haltwhistle

Limousin x heifers – £1020 Bog Hall

Angus x steers – £1120 Thrunton & Parkside, £1105 & £1090 Parkside

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 1019 Store Hoggs and Cast Ewes. Also incorporated into today’s sale was the opening sale of Ewes with Lambs at Foot.

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

A small gathering of ewes with lambs at foot being full of quality.

Topping the sale at £188 was a penful of Beltex x ewes with twin lambs at foot being consigned by M/s C Everitt, Jolly Body, Bishop Auckland.

Topping per life was a pen of Texel x shearlings with single lambs realising £85 per life.

Many more outfits are required to fulfill customer demand as plenty of potential purchasers left the ring empty handed.

Please contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

Texel x - £170, £156 & £152 Haggate

Beltex x - £188, £165 & £158 Jolly Body

Cast Ewes

A very mixed show of geld ewes forward being similar on the week.

Texel – £98 Grange Farm

Texel x – £124 High Town, £122 East Farm, £116 High Town, £112 Peel Flatt, East Farm (x2), The Lee & Black Callerton, £111 Throstle Nest, £110 Grange House, £108 Grange House & Grange Farm, £107 Mickley Moor, £106 High Town

Suffolk x – £114 Woodlands Place, £113 Glendale, £110 Throstle Nest, £104 Springwell

Beltex x - £90 Linacres

Leicester - £116 High Town

Ryeland - £78 Peel Flatt

Mule – £100 East Farm, £93 Black Callerton

Blackface – £70 East Farm

Swaledale – £62 The Shield, £60 High Town

Jacob - £60 Grange House

Herdwick - £50 Roddymoor

Crossbred - £104 Cooper House, £90 Grange House

Store Hoggs

All classes remain very good to cash and should be sold now while the market is buoyant, Topping at £132 for a pen of Texel hoggs consigned by M/s AG&D Bissett, Middle Dukesfield, Hexham.

Please contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297

Texel x – £132 Middle Dukesfield, £124 Midgeholme, £118 Middle Dukesfield, £117 Salmonswell, £116 Midgeholme, £114 Midgeholme & Willimoteswick, £112 Peel Flatt, £111 High Yarridge, £110 Middle Dukesfield, £108 Blackburn & Cowden, £105 Townshields

Dutch Texel x - £80 Midgeholme

Suffolk x – £98 Stewartshields Meadows

Leicester - £105 Middle Dukesfield

Ryeland - £56 Peel Flatt

Cheviot x - £88 Featherwood

Mule – £85 High Yarridge

Swaledale - £64 Stewartshields Meadows

Crossbred – £88 High Yarridge, £86 Blackburn

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 17th April 2018

Cattle

OTM

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Geld Cows. A very smart entry of cows selling to a fast trade.

Topping at 195.5ppk for a shapely British Blue cow consigned by noted vendors M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm. Topping per head was a Limousin x cow consigned by another noted producer M/s F&R Simpson, Square House realising £1648.65.

Please contact our Auctioneers on 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297 for further details.

British Blue – 195.5p Glebe Farm, 155.5p The Fawns

Limousin – 194.5p Glebe Farm, 189.5p & 183.5p Square House, 177.5p Burntongues, 165.5p The Fawns, 159.5p Burntongues, 157.5p Square House

Hereford – 149.5p High Warden

Luing – 149.5p Blackcarts

Limousin – £1648.65 & £1644.16 Square House, £1643.53 Glebe Farm, £1409.35 & £1314.28 Burntongues, £1178.10 Square House, £1072.44 The Fawns, £1051.83 Kingswood

British Blue - £1644.16 Glebe Farm, £1151.43 Harlow Bower, £1037.19 The Fawns

Simmental - £1114.87 Hartley West

Angus – £1070.41 Settlingstones

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

In line with national trends hoggs cheaper today.

Top price per head £119 for Texel x from M/s Dinning, Watch Currock.

Top price per kilo 247.6p for Texel x from M/s Heptonstall Farms, Hilltop, Brearton.

Texel x – £119 Watch Currock, £116 Hilltop Farm, £114 Hilltop Farm & Watch Currock, £112 Dalton Hill Head & Watch Currock, £111 Hilltop Farm, £110 Watch Currock, £108 Comb Hills, £107 Hilltop Farm, £106 Low Staples, £105.50, £105 & £104 (x2) Hilltop Farm, £103 Watch Currock, £100 Comb Hills & Low Burradon (x2)

247.6p, 245.4p, 244.2p & 241.9p Hilltop Farm, 238.3p Watch Currock, 237.8p, 237.5p & 231.3p Hilltop Farm, 224p Dalton Hill Head, 223.1p Hilltop Farm, 217.8p Dalton Hill Head, 215.7p & 215.1p Watch Currock, 215p & 214.3p Dalton Hill Head, 211.4p Low Burradon, 208.8p Watch Currock, 208.3p & 207.3p Low Burradon, 206p & 205.1p Watch Currock, 200p Cowden Burn, Dalton Hill Head & Watch Currock

Suffolk x – £110 (x2) & £104 Hilltop Farm

229.2p (x2) & 226.1p Hilltop Farm

Charollais x - £111 & 231.3p Hilltop Farm

Vendeen x - £110 & 215.7p Dalton Hill Head

Leicester - £108 & 174.2p Cowden Burn

Cheviot x- £109 & 227.1p Hilltop Farm

Mule –£113 Hilltop Farm, £81 Hotbank

230.6p Hilltop Farm, 176.1p Hotbank

Blackface - £99 Hotbank, £93 & £89 Cowden Burn

179.6p Hotbank, 163.2p Cowden Burn

Prime Lambs

First draw of Prime Lambs of the season sold well from M/s Bell, Woodhall, Bardon Mill.

Suffolk x - £125 & £115 Woodhall

319.4p & 312.5p Woodhall

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£102 & £85 Low Burradon

Vendeen x - £68 Low Staples

Leicester – £76 Kingswood

Blackface – £57 Hotbank

Swaledale - £50 Kingswood

Store & Breeding Cattle & Store Sheep | Friday 13th April 2018

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly store sale offered a catalogued entry of 419 store cattle and suckled calves. A mixed entry was forward with the best in each class selling to a marginally increased trade on the week with the younger types seeing the biggest lift.

The sale peaked at £1470 on two occasions; the first early in the sale was a Simmental cross bullock at 20 months, the second, later in the day was a Charolais heifer at 14 months and both were consigned by regular renowned customers from The Land of The Prince Bishops; County Durham.

The big powerful bullock came from Weekly consignors Messrs Walker Bros, Satley whilst the heifer, displaying shape more usually associated with other continental breeds was brought forward by Andrew Moralee, Lowfield, Willington. Limousin Steers peaked at £1460 from Ian Scott & Sons, Corneyside, Matfen whilst Blondes hit £1440 from Philip Walker & Sons, Houselope Grange, Tow Law. Simmental heifers topped at £1390 for a smart red and white lady which would easily suit a breeding or feeding destiny and led the run from David Watson, Langley West House.

As is typical currently younger classes were in sharp demand and values looked improved on the week, yearling bullock trade was dominated by a super run from Geoff Hubbuck, Rising Sun, Hexham who saw his first two lots into the ring cash for £1320 and his packet of seventeen well-bred sorts average £1110 per head.

Once again Robin Shield, Wheat Hall dominated the yearling heifer trade with a smart run of Charolais crosses that peaked at £1220 for a hefty pair with another duo selling at £1120. Limousin’s in the same class peaked at £1150 from Messrs Watson, Bothal Park, Morpeth.

The youngest class; those at ten months and under looked dearer still and leading the trade in this section were father and son John & Fenick Mews, Glendue, Hexham with a tremendously shapely run of Blue cross calves displaying the shape and scope for which the breed is famed. Their well-bred steers at 9 and 10 months of age peaked at £1135 and averaged a deserved £1017 throughout.

With Spring surely just around the corner and grass about to burst forth the auctioneers at Hexham are actively seeking store cattle of all classes. Please contact our team on 01434 605444 to discuss how to best maximise the return from the sale of cattle through the ring at Hexham.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1470 Lowfield

Limousin x steers – £1460 Corneyside, £1390 Luns House, £1370 Corneyside, £1360 Berwick Hill, £1350 Berwick Hill & Milbourne High House, £1340 & £1335 Blackburn, £1170 & £1130 Rennys Barn

Limousin x heifers - £1300 Milbourne High House, £1260 Corneyside, £1245 & £1165 Milbourne High House, £1030 Wingates Wholme, £1010 Corneyside & High Warden

British Blue x steers – £1040 High Warden

Simmental x steers - £1350 & £1340 Satley

Simmental x heifers – £1390 & £1170 Langley West

Angus x heifers – £1090 Dalton Hill Head

Shorthorn steers - £1300 High Warden

Stabiliser x steers - £1230 Wingates Wholme

Welsh Black heifers - £1070 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1140 High Warden, £1100 & £1080 Berwick Hill

Charolais x heifers – £1160, £1145 & £1070 Little Swinburne

Limousin x steers – £1380 Luns House, £1360 Corneyside, £1350 & £1330 Blackburn, £1320 & £1250 Luns House, £1195 Berwick Hill, £1185 White House Matfen, £1130 East Butsfield, £1105 Berwick Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1275 & £1250 White House Matfen, £1240, Corneyside, £1185 High Warden, £1170 Corneyside, £1160 White House Matfen, £1030 Wingates Wholme, £1010 White House Matfen

Blonde x heifers – £1285 & £1225 Houselope Grange

British Blue x heifers - £1105 Houghall College, £1095 & £1080 White House Matfen, £1075 & £1010 Houghall College

Simmental x steers – £1470 & £1440 Satley, £1285 & £1110 Dalton Hill Head, £1100 High Warden

Angus x steers -£1040 High Warden

Welsh Black steers – £1020 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1060 East Butsfield, £1000 Lowfield, £945 Throp Hill

Charolais x heifers - £1220 & £1120 Wheat Hall, £1100 Lowfield & East Wharmley, £1050 East Wharmley, £1005 Wheat Hall, £990 Lowfield, £980 Wheat Hall

Limousin x steers – £1320 (x2) Rising Sun, £1265 Low Middleton, £1190 (x2) Rising Sun, £1185 Low Middleton, £1180 Rising Sun, £1170 & £1150 Bothal Park, £1145 & £1140 Rising Sun, £1130 Langley West & Rising Sun, £1110 & £1105 Bothal Park, £1100 (x2) East Butsfield, £1090 Low Middleton, £1080 Blakelaw, £1075 Lowfield & Nettlesworth, £1070 Bothal Park, Rising Sun & East Butsfield

Limousin x heifers – £1150 Bothal Park, £1120 Low Middleton, £1095 & £1040 Bothal Park, £1010 Low Middleton, £960 Lowfield

Blonde x steers – £1440 & £1110 Houselope Grange

British Blue x steers – £1070, £1060, £1035, £1010 & £980 Glendue

British Blue x heifers – £1060 North Cocklake

Simmental x steers – £1040 East Loanend, £1015 Low Bishopton & East Loanend

Simmental x heifers - £1095 East Wharmley

Angus x steers – £1100, £1040 & £930 East Butsfield

Angus x heifers – £1010 & £990 East Butsfield

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1080 & £1040 Blakelaw

Limousin x steers – £1065 Low Middleton

British Blue x steers – £1135 & £1105 Glendue

Breeding Cattle

Bulling Heifers

Angus - £1180 & £1160 Nampara

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 1024 Cast Ewes and Store Hoggs.

Cast Ewes

All classes maintaining high rates being very easily sold. More are required to fulfill demand on a weekly basis.  Please contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297

Texel – £140 Townfoot Woodburn, £128 Dukesfield Hall &West Heddon

Texel x – £130 Dukesfield Hall, £128 West Heddon, £120 Wydon, £118 East House, £116 Rowley, £112 West Heddon & Thornbrough, £110 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £146 East Knitsley, £140 Rowley, £134 East House, £132 Rowley

Leicester - £90 West Biggens

Cheviot - £120 Barrasford Green

Mule – £101 Snabdough & West Biggens, £100 Rowley & Snabdough, £98 White House Matfen

Swaledale – £77 West Biggens

Crossbred - £110 Satley, £88 Steel Hall (x2)

Store Hoggs

Another mixed show of hoggs with all classes realising a very brisk trade. Topping at £152 for a pen of Texel x hoggs consigned by M/s BA & AM Storrow & Sons, Willimoteswick.  Please contact our Auctioneers for enquiries.

**Please note the Opening Sale of Ewes and Hoggs with Lambs at Foot on Friday 20th April 2018**

Texel x – £152 & £134 Willimoteswick, £128 Linacres, £124 Willimoteswick (x2) & Folly House, £122 Willimoteswick, £120 Townfoot Woodburn, £119 Linacres, £118 Willimoteswick (x2), Midgeholme & East Knitsley, £117, £115 & £113 Linacres, £112 & £109 Willimoteswick, £105 East House, £104 Kimmerston, £102 East Knitsley, £100 Haggate

Suffolk x – £98 High Yarridge

Lleyn - £78 Middle Heugh

Cheviot x - £66 Featherwood & Gairshield

Mule – £91 & £84 High Yarridge

Blackface – £79 Featherwood

Swaledale - £46 Low Huntwell, £44 Rattenraw

Crossbred – £76 Low Huntwell, £73 West Biggens

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 10th April 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A small gathering of clean cattle sold to the same competitive ring of purchasers ensuring all classes sold to vendor advantage.

Topping at 225.5ppk and £1432.41. Please contact John Walton for further enquiries.

Charolais Heifers – 225.5p (x2), 218.5p & 211.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers – 209.5p West Shields

Angus Heifers – £1432.41 & £1280.05 West Shields

Charolais Heifers – £1350.75, £1307.90, £1286.97 & £1262.66 Flotterton

OTM

Cows easily maintaining recent high rates with more required to fulfil demand.

Topping at 197.5ppk and £1335.10. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 37738406297 for further enquiries.

Angus – 197.5p & 171.5p West Shields

Limousin – 177.5p East Butsfield, 159.5p Tarset Hall, 151.5p & 140.5p Lee Hall

Simmental – 158.5p, 152.5p & 150.5p High Wooley, 147.5p Bavington Hill Head, 142.5p Lunns House

British Blue – 140.5p Lee Hall & Bavington Hill Head

Angus – £1335.10 & £1059.87 West Shields

British Blue - £1208.30 Lee Hall, £1131.55 Lunns House, £1064.99 Bavington Hill Head

Limousin – £1189.25 East Butsfield, £1165.95 Tarset Hall, £1112.01 Lee Hall, £1080.30 Pry Hill, £1004.58 Lee Hall

Simmental - £1149.85 & £1145.96 High Wooley, £1101.83 Bavington Hill Head, £1023.15 Lunns House

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A small entry of prime hoggs met a fast trade.

Top price per head, £162 for Charolais x from M/s Tomlinson, Sunniside, Knitsley.

Top price per kilo, 334.1p for Texel x from M/s Heptonstall Farms, Hilltop, Brearton.

Texel x – £147, £146 & £141 Hilltop Farm, £140 Sunniside, £134 Hilltop Farm, £133 Wallish Walls, £132, £130 & £128 Hilltop Farm, £127 Wallish Walls & West Shields (x2), £126 (x2) & £125 (x2) Hilltop Farm, £124 Sunniside, £120 West Shields, £114 Wallish Walls & West Shields, £111.50 Aydonshields, £111 Hilltop Farm, £109 & £104 Wallish Walls, £102 Aydonshields

334.1p, 320.5p, 320p, 307p, 304.6p, 304.2p, 302.3p, 300p & 297.6p Hilltop Farm, 295.2p Sunniside, 286.4p & 285.3p Hilltop Farm, 278.1p Wallish Walls, 277.8p Hilltop, 272.5p Wallish Walls, 269.2p Sunniside, 264.6p Wallish Walls, 264.3p Hilltop, 257.1p Wallish Walls, 255.3p West Shields & Hilltop, 250.9p Wallish Walls, 247.8p West Shields

Suffolk x – £145 & £136 Hilltop Farm

302.2p & 290p Hilltop Farm

Charollais x - £162, £146, £139 & £112 Sunniside

294.6p, 265.5p, 262.3p & 260.5p Sunniside

Mule – £128 & 278.3p Hilltop

Blackface - £109 & 187.9p Hotbank

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£92 & £75 West Shields

Mule – £80 & £68 West Shields

Blackface – £70 Hotbank

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 6th April 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their first sale in the month of April offered a sound catalogue of 628 head of store cattle and all classes were markedly dearer than the previous sale held two weeks ago prior to the annual good Friday hiatus.

Coming forward with a super run of strong bullocks from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire was Ian Thornton, Hay-a-Park who topped the sale with the leading trio of prices, all Limousin cross steers, all at 22-23 months of age and selling at £1490, £1470 and £1465 to an eager ringside of buyers for such forward sorts.

A great many cattle sold in excess of £1400 per head and these included a number of high priced Angus beast. Messrs Burn, Aydonshields, Hexham and Messrs Snaith, Great Tosson, Rothbury both sold angus steers to £1445 whilst the latter sold a fantastic run of no fewer than forty steers, all by pedigree black bulls to average £1109 at 14-16 months of age.

Heifers also saw a lift in trade with buyers keen for all types and vendors with the better offerings receiving particular attention from both high-end finishers and butcher customers that were stood at the ringside. The leading heifer on the day was a superb Blue cross lady from Johnny Moralee, Hard Riding that changed hands at £1440 at only 16 months of age. This was followed by another Blue cross from Father & Daughter Graham & Abbey Kellett, Errington Farm at £1400 which led their smart run of 9 heifers at 15-18 months that averaged £1201.  Limousins peaked at £1370 for a smart and thick heifer from Messrs Robson, Stoney Flats, Stockton on Tees who saw their 15 well-bred Limmy and charolais offerings at 12-16 months average £1171 per head.  Simmentals also featured in the upper echelons on the day and a great run of red and white sorts were brought out by Graham Willey, Broomfield, Chopwell who sold to a worthy top of £1300 and averaged £1196 for seven weight making females.

Trade in the middle age bracket was dominated by a grand run of thirty cattle from Robin Shield, Wheat Hall, Sunderland who saw his best Charolais cross steers at 12 months realise £1425 and £1400 whilst Simmentals from the same home sold to £1280 and £1225. Heifers in this bracket sold to £1190 amongst other high values from noted local pedigree Limousin breeders Messrs Suddes, South Farm, Cornsay, Co Durham.

The youngest class, those at ten months and under, saw numbers fall short of requirements and charolais steers peak at £1260 from Wheat Hall, Limousins at £1115 from Messrs Walton, Farnbury, Alston and heifers by the same bulls cash at £995, also from Wheat Hall and £900 from Messrs Lee, Agars Hill respectively.

As a cold, wet, white and miserable Winter hopefully makes way for a more spring like period purchasers are actively looking for cattle for turnout round the ringside at Hexham and the auctioneers urge producers across the North of England & Scottish Borders to contact the mart offices where the team will be delighted to advise when best to market cattle to greatest advantage.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1300 Hallington New Houses

Limousin x steers – £1490, £1470, £1465 & £1410 Hay A Park, £1400 Ingoe Low Hall & Hay A Park, £1380 Hay A Park, £1370 High House, £1365 Lunns House, £1355 Hay A Park & Lunns House, £1350 High House, £1320 Lunns House, £1310 Hay A Park, £1305 Ingoe Low Hall, £1300 Lunns House, £1250 Hay A Park, £1225 Ingoe Low Hall, £1210 Bingfield Combe, £1190 South Kirkheaton, £1190 South Kirkheaton, £1180 Hay A Park, £1160 Low Horton, £1105 Berwick Hill, £1085 Nettlesworth, £1050 Hay A Park

Limousin x heifers - £1350 Hollin Close, £1220 South Kirkheaton, £1185 Hedley Park, £1160 South Kirkheaton, £1130 High House, £1120 Bingfield Combe, £1110 & £1090 South Kirkheaton, £1080 Ingoe Low Hall, £1040 Berwick Hill & Ewesley, £1015 Ewesley

Blonde x steers – £1100 Whiskershiel

Blonde x heifers – £1035 Whiskershiel

British Blue x steers – £1400 Hay A Park

British Blue x heifers - £1240, £1190 & £1135 Errington

Simmental x steers - £1300 Hay A Park, £1200 Berwick Hill

Simmental x heifers – £1300, £1280 & £1200 Broomfield

Angus x steers - £1445 Great Tosson, £1400 Blackcarts, £1400 East Butsfield, £1390, £1360, £1355 & £1270 Blackcarts, £1240 Hay A Park

Angus x heifers – £1130 Broomfield

Longhorn x heifers - £990 Broomfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1380 & £1290 Low Staples, £1280 Low Staples & Hallington New Houses (x2), £1240 Berwick Hill, £1155 East Fourstones

Charolais x heifers – £1260 (x2) & £1240 Stoney Flatt, £1170 Hallington New Houses, £1120 Errington, £1060 Stoney Flatt, £990 Ewesley

Limousin x steers – £1460, £1420 & £1365 Blackburn, £1330 Aydonshields & Low Hall, £1305 Cheviot, £1285 Berwick Hill, £1260 Low Hall, £1240 Blackburn, £1230 & £1205 Low Hall, £1100 Berwick Hill, £1090 South Kirkheaton, £1050 Cheviot, £985 Allendale Farm

Limousin x heifers – £1330 High House, £1325 Hollin Close, £1205 Little Swinburne, £1190 Low Hall, £1180 Errington, £1150 Little Swinburne, £1135 Nettlesworth, £1090 Raggetsyke, £1015 Little Swinburne, £1005 Low Hall & Little Swinburne, £980 Berwick Hill

Blonde x steers – £1080 Whiskershiel

Blonde x heifers – £1005 Whiskershiel

British Blue x steers - £1300 Aydonshields, £940 Camphill

British Blue x heifers - £1440 Hard Riding, £1260 & £1230 Errington, £1200 Hard Riding (x2), £1115 Little Swinburne, £1090 Hard Riding, £980 Camphill

Simmental x steers – £1230 Berwick Hill, £1125 Broomfield £1180 & £1160 Broomfield

Angus x steers -£1445 Aydonshields, £1410 Blackcarts, £1360 Great Tosson, £1210 Berwick Hill, £1170, £1165, £1140, £1110 (x2), £1085, £1010 & £1000 Great Tosson

Angus x heifers – £1190 Great Tosson, £1120 New Houses, £1025 Great Tosson

South Devon x heifers - £1110 Bingfield Combe

Hereford steers -£1090 & £1010 Lowfield

Luing steers - £1290 Hay A Park

Longhorn x heifers - £960 Broomfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1425, £1400 & £1355 Wheat Hall, £1120 White House Birtley, £1105 Blakelaw, £1075 White House Birtley, £1055 Blakelaw, £1040 White House Birtley, Blakelaw & Lowfield (x2), £1000 Errington, £980 White House Birtley

Charolais x heifers - £1170 Stoney Flatt, £1140 & £1110 (x2) Wheat Hall, £1050 White House Birtley, £1000 Wheat Hall, £980 Stoney Flatt

Limousin x steers – £1230 & £1185 Tanfield Leith, £1160 Greyside & Low Horton, £1155 (x2) & £1145 Greyside, £1140 Intake Farm, £1135 Salmonswell, £1130 Intake Farm, £1120 Nettlesworth & Greyside, £1110 Windy Hill, £1100 Greyside (x2) & Windy Hill, £1095 Windy Hill, £1090 Greyside & Windy Hill, £1080 Camphill, £1070 Agars Hill, £1060 Windy Hill & Salmonswell, £1040 Greyside, £1030 Farnbury & Lowfield, £1020 Agars Hill, £995 Hole Farm & Low Horton

Limousin x heifers – £1370 Stoney Flatt, £1190 Stoney Flatt & South Cornsay, £1170 Stoney Flatt, £1155 South Cornsay, £1150 Greyside & South Cornsay, £1125 Stoney Flatt, £1120 South Cornsay, £1110 Raggetsyke, South Cornsay & Tanfield Leith, £1105 Greyside, £1100 Tanfield Leith, £1085 Town Farm, £1080 Agars Hill, £1040 Salmonswell (x2), £1035 Low Horton, £1030 Mains Rigg, £1000 Windy Hill, £995 Stoney Flatt, £980 Town Farm & Greyside

British Blue x steers – £1010 North Cocklake, £985 Camphill, £950 North Cocklake & Windy Hill

British Blue x heifers – £1400 Errington, £1115 Little Swinburne, £1110 Hard Riding, £1055 Errington, £1030 Hard Riding

Simmental x steers – £1280 & £1225 Wheat Hall

Simmental x heifers - £1130 Greyside

Angus x steers – £1140 Great Tosson, £1070 Great Tosson & East Butsfield, £1060 East Butsfield, £1050 Hedley Park, £1040 East Butsfield, £1010 Hedley Park, £1000 Great Tosson

Shorthorn steers – £970 Wheat Hall

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1050 Hedley Park

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1260, £1060 & £1050 Wheat Hall, £985 Blakelaw, £980 Wheat Hall

Charolais x heifers - £995 Wheat Hall

Limousin x steers – £1115 & £1000 Farnbury

Limousin x heifers – £900 Agars Hill

British Blue x steers – £970 Blakelaw

Angus x steers – £905 Blackcleugh

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 1507 Store Hoggs and Cast Ewes.

Cast Ewes

A plain show of ewes forward, topping at £144 for a good Texel x Ewe consigned by M/s DW Barber, Ravenside, Heddon.

Texel – £130 Bog Hall

Texel x – £144 & £134 Ravenside, £130 Gallowhill, £120 Lodge Farm & Thornbrough Buildings

Suffolk - £60 Haining Head

Suffolk x – £134 Bankfoot

Beltex - £130 Bog Hall

Leicester - £132 Farneyshield, £126 Bog Hall

Mule – £123 Gallowhill, £120 Ravenside

Blackface – £80 Blakehope, £74 High Green

Swaledale – £68 Blakelaw

Crossbred - £130 Bog Hall, £112 Millfield Demesne

Store Hoggs

A very mixed show of hoggs sold to extreme rates. Topping at £136 firstly for a strong pair of Texel x hoggs consigned by Mr A Ogle, Comb Hills and secondly for another pen of Texel x hoggs consigned by M/s Gordon Square Services, Fir Tree Farm.  Many more could be sold to vendor advantage.  Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297 or 01434 605444 foe enquiries.

Texel - £124 Comb Hills

Texel x – £136 Comb Hills & Fir Tree Farm, £122 Swan Farm & Ravenside, £120 Greyside, £116 Fram Hill, £115 Camphill, £106 & £105 Swan Farm, £103 Bankfoot, £100 Fram Hill

Suffolk x – £130 & £102 Bankfoot, £100 Fram Hill

Leicester (Av £101.14) - £106 High Lane House

Cheviot x - £82 Longlea

Mule – £105 Farneyshield, £103 & £100 Camphill

Blackface – £88 Birtleyshield, £81 Camphill, £80 Blakehope

Swaledale - £80 Longlea

Crossbred – £109 & £98 Pilmuir

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Cattle

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

Prime Cattle

Handy weight Heifers selling well, topping at 214.5ppk & £1312 for a Charolais x heifer consigned by M/s FT Walton, Flotterton.

Charolais Heifers – 214.5 & 211.5 Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1312.74, £1307.07 & £1301.69 Flotterton

OTM

A small show of cows forward due to the adverse weather conditions. Topping at 159.5ppk for a meated cow consigned by M/s G Roddam & Ptns, Blackcarts Farm.  Many more cows are required by purchaser demand on a weekly basis.  Please contact John Walton 07738406297 for enquiries.

Luing – 159.5p, 148.5p, 144.5p & 143.5p Blackcarts

Angus – 152.5p & 144.5p Blackcarts

Simmental – 149.5p Intake

Limousin – £1307.85 Stotsfold

Luing - £1180.58, £1154.78 & £1064.77Blackcarts

Angus – £1111.73 & £997.05 Blackcarts

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Due to the bad weather conditions over the Easter period a small number of hoggs were forward. The overall average was considerably dearer on the week.

Top price of the sale £129 for Texel x Hoggs from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn.

Top price per kilo, also for Texel x, also from Geoff Ogle, the same consignor at 279.1p

Texel x – £129 & £128 Blackburn, £125 Blackburn & Armond Carr, £124 Blackburn & Dalton Hill Head, £120 & £117.50 Blackburn, £117 Armond Carr & Dalton Hill Head, £116 (x2) & £113 Blackburn, £112 Low Staples & Dalton Hill Head, £109 Blackburn, £108 Allenheads Farm, £102 Low Staples, £100 Allenheads Farm & Low Staples, £98 Low Staples

279.1p & 276.2p Blackburn, 272.1p Dalton Hill Head, 269.8p, 267.1p & 259.5p Blackburn, 251.2p Allenheads Farm, 250p Armond Carr (x2), 243.9p Allenheads Farm, 243.1p Blackburn, 242.9p Low Staples, 240.4p & 235.4p Blackburn, 234p Armond Carr & Dalton Hill Head, 233.3p Dalton Hill Head & Low Staples, 226.3p Blackburn, 211.3p Low Staples, 209.3p & 209.1p Allenheads Farm, 206.5p Blackburn

Suffolk x – £93 & £88 Allenheads Farm

206.7p & 204.7p Allenheads Farm

Charollais x - £118 & £107 Dalton Hill Head, £100 Blackburn

243.2p & 222.6p Dalton Hill Head, 222.2p Blackburn

Hampshire x - £114 Low Staples, £105 Dalton Hill Head

210p Dalton Hill Head, 200p Low Staples

Swaledale - £80 & 205.1p Allenheads Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£92, £79 & £74 West Shaftoe

Leicester – £110 Hotbank

Zwartble – £110 & £105 Wallridge Cottage

Mule - £64 West Shaftoe

Blackface – £39 Hotbank

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Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 27th March 2018

Cattle

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

Prime Cattle

A smart show of clean cattle forward. Topping the sale at 260.5ppk was a fantastic Blonde x heifer consigned by M/s WJ Scott, Low Leam and purchased by Castle Bank Butchers.  Also topping per head was a shapely Blonde x steer consigned from the same home realising £1448.33.

Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton for enquiries and entries 07738406297 or 01434 605444

Blonde Heifers – 260.5p & 236.5p Low Leam

Blonde Steers – 235.5p & 228.5p Low Leam

Charolais Heifers – 226.5p Barker House

British Blue Heifers – 217.5p Hard Riding

Hereford x Heifers – 216.5p Barker House

Angus Heifers – 213.5p & 209.5p The Stobbs

Blonde Steers - £1448.33 & £1407.56 Low Leam

Blonde Heifers – £1364.61 & £1328.55 Low Leam

Angus Heifers - £1269.57 & £1216.95 The Stobbs

Charolais Heifers – £1263.87 Barker House

British Blue Heifers - £1263.68 Hard Riding

OTM

A Plainer show of cows forward, topping at £1309 & 168.5ppk for a well fed British Blue x cow consigned by M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm.

More cows are required to meet an increase in demand on a weekly basis. Please contact John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

British Blue – 168.5p Glebe Farm, 141.5p Harwood Shield, 139.5p Barker House, 135.5p Harwood Shield

Limousin – 161.5p Rusheylaw, 160.5p Hard Riding, 146.5p Allenshields, 139.5p Glebe Farm

Bazadaise – 155.5p Barker House

British Friesian – 145.5p Glebe Farm

Simmental – 135.5p Stoop Rigg

British Blue – £1309.25 Glebe Farm, £1046.25 Barker House, £1028.71 Harwood Shield

Limousin – £1237.93 Allenshields, £1219.80 Hard Riding, £1206.94 Palm Strothers, £1178.95 Rusheylaw, £948.60 Glebe Farm

Bazadaise - £1208.24 Barker House

British Friesian - £1161.09 Glebe Farm

Angus - £998.45 & £929.78 Nookton, £923.45 Errington

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Similar numbers to last week but a mixed show forward. Well-fed hoggs another fast trade but others easier.

Top price per head Texel x @ £147 from Geoff Temple & Son, Ingoe Low Hall. Top price per kilo also Texel x @ 285.7p from Richard Heptonstall, Hill Top Farm.

Texel x – £147, £143, £135 & £134 Ingoe Low Hall, £130, £128 & £126 Lingey Field, £124 Hilltop, £120 Lingey Field (x2) & Hilltop (x2), £117 (x2), £116 & £115 (x2) Hilltop, £114 Lingey Field & Hilltop, £113.50 Hilltop, £113 Yatesfield, £112 Ingoe Low Hall, £111 Hilltop, £110 Broomhall, £108, £106, £104 & £101 Hilltop

285.7p (x2) Hilltop, £285.7p, 284.4p & 282.6p Lingey Field, 276.8p & 276.2p Hilltop, 275.5p Ingoe Low Hall, 273.8p (x2) Hilltop, 273.2p & 267.3p Ingoe Low Hall, 266.7p Lingey Field, 262.8p & 255.4p Ingoe Low Hall, 253.7p, 253.1p & 241.3p Hilltop, 237.7p Lingey Field, 235.6p, 234p, 225p, 223.5p, 220p & 219.6p Hilltop, 217.3p Yatesfield, 216.3p Hilltop

Suffolk x – £123 Hilltop, £121 Hammershield, £116.50, £113.50 & £100 Hilltop

233p, 231.6p, 223.6p, 222.2p, 220.5p & 220p Hilltop, 212.3p Hammershield

Charollais x - £117 & £100 Hilltop

248.9p & 222.2p Hilltop

Mule – £109, £104 & £95.50 Hammershield, £93 Hilltop

213.7p & 212.2p(x2) Hammershield, 206.7p Hilltop

Blackface - £104, £90 & £84 The Stobbs

204.9p & 192.6p The Stobbs

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£116, £113, £112, £111 & £109 East House

Suffolk x - £119 & £80 (x2) East House

Leicester – £70 East House

Mule – £87 East House

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 23rd March 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their last sale of store cattle in the month of March with the annual Good Friday break taking place next week on 30th March. The company offered a good catalogued entry of 667 head comprising over of 200 older, forward sorts upwards of 18 months of age whilst the remainder fell mainly in the 10-15 month bracket.

The early entry of older cattle sold well and were dearer on the week, a great show of quality sold well and peaked at £1460 for a thumping great pure bred Simmental steer from Messrs Walker Bros, Satley, Co Durham who saw their run of 7 average £1322. Older heifers peaked at £1370 for a hefty black lass; a limousin cross at 22 months from Philip Tomlinson, Sunniside, also Co Durham. The same vendor also sold an Angus heifer at the same age to a worthy £1330 leading the native breed trade on the day. This one was followed by another sound run of heifers by the Black sire out of Simm-Luing cows from Geoff Roddam, Blackcarts who topped at £1300 and saw a well-bred, well-presented batch of 13 at 21 months return a £1211 average.

With all classes of older cattle selling dearer on the week buyer attention also focused on the best end of the mid-age range entry, those from 11-17 months. Heading up this section was a simply superb black Blue cross heifer with boatloads of potential from Colleen Macdonald, Light Birks, Haydon Bridge.  At a year old the beast had both feeders and breeders alike falling over themselves to secure the sleek heifer with all the right curves in all the right places that would ensure a tremendous outcome via either the cow shed or the butchers shop, eventually selling for a worthy £1440.  Ironically it was Mrs Macdonald’s only heifer offering on the day coming last into the ring after a similarly well-bred run of 8 Blue cross bullocks at 9-12 months that peaked at £1240 and averaged £1143.  Steers in the same age range with growth and potential also courted much interest and topped at £1410, the third highest price on the day from Willie & Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw who brought forward a tremendous example of a Charolais cross Limousin bullock at just 12 months. Their nine bullocks, all by the same Charolais sire and bred high above Birtley in the North Tyne sold well and averaged £1225 throughout.

Also worthy of mention were a pen of five black heifers at 20 months from Frank & Reg Simpson, Square House, Quebec, Co. Durham that were brought North to Hexham in trademark fashion by the renowned brother producers. The run peaked at £1355 and averaged £1314 with a number of the shapely sorts destined to reach the suckler herd as credit to the breeders for their efforts within their own herd at home.

There was no shortage of quality in the youngest class; those at ten months and under and these peaked at £1190 for a super Limmy bullock from noted pedigree breeders Messrs Henderson, Burntongues whilst heifers topped at £1010 for a smart pen of three bred high near Alston from Messrs Walton, Farnbury.

As mentioned previously the company has no sale next week due to Good Friday and entries are invited for the first sale back after the easter break on Friday 6th April.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – .£1285 Rare Dean, £1230 & £1150 Highwood

Charolais x heifers – £1220 Broomfield, £1205 Rare Dean, £1105 Broomfield

Limousin x steers – £1400 Blackburn, £1395 Wingates South, £1360 Rare Dean, £1335 Sunniside, £1320 Highwood, £1280 Berwick Hill, £1240, £1230 & £1225 Highwood, £1180 Duddo Hill, £1155 Duddo Hill & Berwick Hill, £1130 Wingates South, £1105 & £1085 Duddo Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1370 Sunniside, £1345, £1290 & £1280 Square House, £1270 Rare Dean, £1135 Lunns House, £1120 & £1090 High Warden, £1060 Wingates South

Simmental x steers - £1325, £1310 & £1300 Satley, £1265, £1245, £1240, £1210 & £1200 Stoop Rigg, £1190 Broomfield

Simmental x heifers – £1105 Broomfield

Angus x steers - £1330 Sunniside, £1295 Blackcarts, £1290 Braeside, £1170 & £1135 Blackcarts

Angus x heifers – £1100 Braeside

Hereford x steers - £1310 Satley

Longhorn x heifers - £1020 Broomfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1280 Satley, £1275, £1270, £1265, £1260, £1255, £1250, £1245, £1210 (x2), £1200 (x2) & £1195 (x2) Whins Farm, £1175 White House Birtley, £1145, £1135, £1125 & £1115 Whins Farm, £1100 White House Birtley, £1085, £1070 & £1010 Whins Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1185 Elilaw, £1100 High Warden, £1085 Elilaw, £1080 High Warden, £1045 White House Birtley, £1035 High Warden

Limousin x steers – £1395 Berwick Hill & Blackburn, £1380 Berwick Hill & Blackburn, £1370 Lough Green, £1355 Berwick Hill, £1325 Sunniside, £1320 & £1300 Highwood, £1280 Blackburn, £1260 & £1250 Highwood, £1245 Wingates South, £1230 & £1220 Highwood, £1215 Wingates South, £1200 Highwood, £1190 Wingates South, £1175 Wingates South & Low Horton, £1170 Highwood, £1080 Allendale Farm

Limousin x heifers – £1355 & £1300 Square House, £1220 & £1195 Lunns House, £1145 Warksfield Head, £1140 Lunns House (x2), £1080 The Shield, £1030 Lough Green (x2), £1000 Lingey Field, £990 High Warden & Low Bishopton, £955 Burmoor

British Blue x steers - £1240 Berwick Hill, £1185 Hallington High, £1175 High Warden, £1160 Wingates South, £1100 Hallington High, £990 High Warden

British Blue x heifers - £1200 & £1110 Hallington High, £1105 Lingey Field, £925 Hallington High

Simmental x steers – £1460 & £1270 Satley, £1240 Broomfield, £1005 Allendale Farm

Simmental x heifers – £1010 Allendale Farm

Angus x steers -£1250 Whins Farm, £1190 Colwell Hill, £1180 & £1070 Whins Farm

Angus x heifers – £1300, £1275, £1260, £1230 & £1190 Blackcarts, £1130 & £1125 Burmoor, £1110 & £1100 Blackcarts, £1095 & £960 Burmoor

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1410, £1270, £1260, £1200 & £1170 Rusheylaw, £1160 & £1150 (x3) West Shields, £1130 & £1110 (x2) East Wharmley, £1080 East Wharmley & West Shields, £1055 Lowfield, £1050 East Wharmley, £1040 Lowfield, £1025 East Wharmley

Charolais x heifers - £1060 Rusheylaw, £990 Rusheylaw & West Shields, £955 Colwell Hill, £940 West Shields

Limousin x steers – £1205 Hedley Park, £1200 Farnbury, £1165 Lingey Field, £1160 & £1155 Ross Farm, £1150 Low Horton, £1145 Warksfield Head, £1140 Lowfield & Longlea Wark, £1135 Burntongues & Ross Farm, £1130 Lowfield, £1120 Warksfield Head, £1115 Low Horton, Lowfield & Longlea Wark, £1110 Lowfield, £1105 Low Horton, £1100 Ross Farm (x2), £1095 Lingey Field, £1090 Dykehead & East Butsfield, £1080 Burntongues, £1070 Todhillwood, £1060 Woodcroft, Lowfield & Ross Farm

Limousin x heifers – £1180 Brokenheugh, £1140 Willimoteswick, £1135 Farnbury, £1060 Ross Farm, £1040 Rawfoot, £1035 Willimoteswick, £1030 Woodcroft (x2), £1010 Kingswood & Longlea Wark, £1000 Hollin Close, £980 Willimoteswick, £975 Todhillwood

British Blue x steers – £1240 Light Birks, £1160 Rawfoot, £1100 Brokenheugh, £1080 Lingey Field, Rawfoot & Warksfield Head, £1055 Warksfield Head, £1040 Rawfoot, £1020 Hollin Close, £990 Warksfield Head

British Blue x heifers – £1440 Light Birks, £1360 & £1270 Lingey Field, £920 Warksfield Head

Angus x steers – £1170 & £1155 Hedley Park, £1090 & £1085 East Butsfield, £1060 & £985 Hedley Park

Angus x heifers – £915 Hope Foot

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1060, £1030, £950 (x2) & £935 Hedley Park

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1175 Rusheylaw, £960 Throp Hill

Limousin x steers – £1190 Burntongues, £1090 Brokenheugh, £1070 & £1060 Harwood Shield, £1045 Kellah, £1035 Longlea Wark, £1025 Kingswood, £1000 Merryknowe (x2), £990 Nilston Rigg & Chirdon, £980 Brokenheugh, £960 Kingswood, £955 Kingswood, Merryknowe & Chirdon

Limousin x heifers – £1010 Farnbury, £900 Longlea

British Blue x steers – £1190, £1160 & £1155 (x2) Light Birks, £1150 Harwood Shield, £1085 Light Birks, £1005 Harwood Shield, £1000 Light Birks, £990 Rawfoot & Willimoteswick

Beef Shorthorn steers – £910 Hedley Park

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another plain show of ewes forward. Heavy types continue to be easy to cash. Topping at £140 for a great Texel ewe consigned by M/s Milburn, Holling Hill.

Texel – £129 Glenhill, £120 Colepike

Texel x – £140 Holling Hill, £133 Throstle Nest, £122 Bog Hall, £120 Holling Hill, Nilston Rigg (x2) & Harwood Shield, £112 Bensons Fell, £100 Throstle Nest, Garden Field & Warkshaugh

Suffolk - £120 Temperley Grange Lodge, £112 Felton Demesne

Suffolk x – £116 Temperley Grange Lodge, £102 Humber Hill

Leicester - £128 Redburn, £110 Middle Dukesfield, £104 Harwood Shield

Mule – £103 Holling Hill, £102 Amos Hill, £97 Colepike

Blackface – £79 Great Chesters, £77 Holling Hill, £70 Tenter House

Swaledale – £72 Allenshields (x2), £68 Glenhill, £66 Harwood Shield, £63 Glenhill

Herdwick - £40 Hill Top Farm

Crossbred - £109 Longlea Netherwitton, £108 Throstle Nest, £107 Longlea Netherwitton, £103 Throstle Nest

Store Hoggs

A good entry of hoggs for the time of year sold to the same competitive ring of local and distant purchasers. Topping the sale was a penful of Texel x hoggs consigned by Mr J Bradley, Norwoods Farm, Widdrington realising £121.  Many more store hoggs could still be sold to vendor advantage.  Please contact John Walton 07738406297 or 01434 605444 for further entries or enquiries.

Texel - £120 Glenhill

Texel x (Av £80.51) –£121 Norwoods, £110 Duddo Hill, £109 Humber Hill, £108 Bensons Fell, £107 Bolam West Houses, £106 Glenhill & Longlea Netherwitton, £105 Bensons Fell, £103 & £102 Longlea Netherwitton, £100 Norwoods & Kimmerston

Suffolk x (Av £73.77) – £100 Colepike, £96 Garden House

Hampshire x - £87 Lizards Farm

Leicester (Av £98) - £118 Redburn

Cheviot x (Av £84.71) - £109 Shilmoor, £97 Warkshaugh, £93, £89 (x3) Shilmoor

Mule (Av £90.33) – £106 East House, £105 Rigg Farm, £98 Redesmouth, £93 East House, £91 Redesmouth

Blackface – £90 The Hott, £85 Redesmouth, £78 Burnbank, £74 Redesmouth

Swaledale - £59 Rigg Farm

Crossbred – £104 Duddo Hill, £95 East House, £89 Shilmoor

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 20th March 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A plainer show of clean cattle sold to the same competitive ring of potential customers ensuring all clients left the ring delighted with the day’s trading. Topping the sale per head was a very well finished Limousin x Heifer consigned by M/s JB&N Harrison & Son, Colepike which was purchased by Angus Food Ltd, Seaham.  Topping the sale at 229.5ppk was a very handy weight Charolais x heifer consigned by M/s FT Walton which was purchased by Bellingham Craft Butchers.

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

Charolais Heifers – 229.5p & 219.5p (x2) Flotterton

Limousin Heifers – 223.5p Colepike

Limousin Heifers – £1421.46 & £1365.94 Colepike

Charolais Heifers – £1378.46, £1342.58 & £1288.47 Flotterton

OTM

Another good show of cows forward easily maintaining last week’s high rates. Topping at £1549.82 for a fantastic Limousin x cow consigned by M/s F&R Simpson, Square House.  Topping the sale per kilo was an outstanding young Limousin cow consigned by M/s L Corbett & Co, Dykehead realising 201.5ppk.

Many more could be sold to vendor advantage.

Limousin – 201.5p Dykehead, 189.5p Halton Red House, 186.5p, 176.5p & 175.5p Square House, 163.5p Grange House, 152.5p The Stobbs, 149.5p Halton Red House

Angus – 187.5p Byreside, 175.5p & 167.5p The Stobbs, 165.5p Byreside, 159.5p & 158.5p The Stobbs, 147.5p The Stobbs

British Blue – 178.5p Redburn, 157.5p Square House

Limousin – £1549.82 Square House, £1395.23 Square House, £1328.40 Halton Red House, £1269.45 Dykehead, £1247.86 Square House, £1196.82 Grange House, £1119.35 The Stobbs, £1064.44 Halton Red House

Angus – £1488.14 The Stobbs, £1456.40 Byreside, £1393.22 The Stobbs, £1363.23 West Shields, £1226.25 Byreside, £1224.99, £1207.68 & £1118.05 The Stobbs

British Blue - £1435.14 Redburn, £1118.25 Square House, £1074.76 North Cocklake, £1040.64 Cornhills

Saler - £1046.06 East Fourstones

Young Bull

Limousin – 199.5p & £1490.27 Dykehead

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Small show of Hoggs forward due to vendors now coming to the end of the 2017 crop and this years lambing getting started. Another fantastic trade with an overall average of 241.2p

Top price per head £134 from JT Straughan & Son, Dalton, Hill Head. Top price per kilo 326.8p for Texels also from JT Straughan & Son, Dalton Hill Head.

Texel x – £134 & £128 Dalton Hill Head, £127.50 Low Staples, £126 Dalton Hill Head & Baal Hill, £125 Rare Dean & Dalton Hill Head (x3), £124 & £121 Rare Dean, £120 Dalton Hill Head (x2) & West Shields, £119 Wallish Walls, £117 Springwell Cottage, £116 Dalton Hill Head, £115 Wallish Walls (x2) & West Shields, £114.50 Great Chesters, £114 Springwell Cottage, £113 West Shields, £111 Wallish Walls, £109 West Shields

326.8p & 307.3p Dalton Hill Head, 303.6p Low Staples, 197.6p Dalton Hill Head (x2) & Rare Dean, 195.2p & 288.1p Rare Dean, 279.3p Great Chesters, 278.6p Springwell Cottage, 276.7p Wallish Walls, 273.8p West Shields, 266.7p Dalton Hill Head, 265.1p Springwell Cottage, 262.8p & 259.5p West Shields, 250p Dalton Hill Head, 242.5p Springwell Cottage, 236.7p Dalton Hill Head, 235.3p West Shields, 229.1p Baal Hill, 227.3p Dalton Hill Head, 226.8p Springwell Cottage, 226.2p Great Chesters & Baal Hill, 225.5p Wallish Walls, 222.2p Warksfield Head, 212.5p Baal Hill, 209.4p Wallish Walls

Suffolk x – £116 Rare Dean, £115 Black Hedley

236.7p Rare Dean, 217p Black Hedley, 207.3p Baal Hill

Mule – £86 & 200p Great Chesters

Blackface - £118 Great Chesters & Warksfield Head, £112 Great Chesters, £106 Warksfield Head, £94 Great Chesters

223.8p & 215.4p Great Chesters, 210.7p Warksfield Head & Great Chesters

Swaledale - £80 & £78 Baal Hill

210.8p, 205.9p & 200p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel £88 & £79 Rare Dean

Suffolk - £82 & £70 Rare Dean

Shropshire – £79 Dalton Hill Head

Mule – £79 Normans Riding, £72 Black Hedley

Blackface – £77 Cranberry Brow

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 16th March 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale offered 792 catalogued head of store cattle which included the special monthly sale of native breed types and the annual YFC overwintered cattle competition entries (YFC report to follow).

A mixed entry of older cattle sold well with buyers present for all classes. The sale was topped by two super Limousin cross steers at 18 months of age from Messrs Henderson, West Witton Row, Witton le Wear, Co Durham that realised a whopping £1460. This was followed very closely at £1450 by a Simmental steer at 20 months from another County Durham based family of vendors; Messrs Walker Bros, Satley.   The leading consignment of native breed cattle on the day were the superb run of angus crosses, all by registered pedigree bulls out of well-bred, home-bred Simm/Luing suckler cows brought forward by local exponent of the sought after Angus; Geoff Roddam, Blackcarts.  A super red bullock with size, scope and frame hit £1440 and seventeen bullocks sold at 18-20 months averaged £1311.

Black was also the dominant colour at the top end of the heifer market, trade peaking at £1320 for an Angus heifer at 25 months by Campbell Hewitson from the Featherwood Partnership whilst Andrew Reay, West Moorhouses sold a smart black Limmy lady at only one month less that would easily have fulfilled a feeding or breeding role and changed hands at £1300.

Trade was buoyant throughout and once again it was the youngest class of cattle; those at ten months of age and under that rang the loudest bells. These were peaked at £1160 and £1150 by tremendous Limousin and Blue cross steers respectively from the aforementioned West Moorhouses whilst heifers peaked at £1100 for another smart offering; a Limousin cross from Messrs Robinson, Boghall.

This week the entire entry of cattle which were split 54% steers and 46% heifers averaged a commendable £1004, including 240 head of native breed types.

Also on this day the Young Farmers Calf Wintering Competition was concluded following the prize show held the night before. An in-depth report and analysis of this highly regarded event, with pictures will follow next week.

Leading prices (excluding YFC);

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1420 Rare Dean, £1305 Holling Hill, £1280 Broomfield

Charolais x heifers – £1190 Holling Hill & Whins Farm, £1185 (x2) Holling Hill, £1180 Rare Dean & Holling Hill, £1150 Holling Hill, £1100 Rare Dean, £1030 Whins Farm

Limousin x steers – £1460 West Witton Row, £1420 Holling Hill, £1415 & £1400 (x2) Lunns House, £1390 Ogle Dene, £1380 Holling Hill, £1350 Rare Dean, £1340 Holling Hill, £1320 Lunns House, £1275 Berry Edge, £1225 Duddo Hill, £1200 Blackburn, £1190 Duddo Hill, £1100 Berry Edge, £1090 Duddo Hill (x3)

Limousin x heifers - £1300 West Moorhouses, £1180 Silloans, £1130 Fairley, £1095 High Warden, £1090 Colwell Hill, £1020 Berry Edge, £1010 Sweethope

Simmental x steers - £1450, £1390 & £1340 Satley

Angus x steers - £1440 & £1310 Blackcarts, £1290 Fairley, £1200 Blackcarts, £1160 Nunwick, £1150 Fairley

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1320 Holling Hill, £1200 Intake Bungalow

Charolais x heifers – £1105, £1090, £1070 (x2), £1065, £1040 (x3) & £1000 Whins Farm

Limousin x steers – £1365 & £1360 Nunwick, £1310 & £1290 West Witton, £1260 Blackburn, £1250 Nunwick, £1240 Blackburn, £1220 West Witton, £1200 (x2) Blackburn, £1170 Nunwick, £1160 High Warden & Blackburn, £1130 Berry Edge, £1110 Duddo Hill, £1080 Sweethope, £1065 The Tofts, £1015 Allendale Farm

Limousin x heifers – £1260 Silloans, £1190 Brownsleazes, £1165 High Warden & West Deanraw, £1140 Berry Edge, £1130 West Deanraw, £1100 Silloans & Comb Hills, £1040 West Deanraw, £985 Berwick Hill

Blonde x heifers – £1100 Brownsleazes

British Blue x steers - £1370 West Deanraw, £960 Ogle Dene

British Blue x heifers - £1030 Featherwood

Simmental x steers – £1380, £1350 & £1330 Satley, £1200, £1150 & £1090 Broomfield, £975 Allendale Farm

Simmental x heifers – £1150 Broomfield

Angus steers -£1390 Blackcarts, £1380 Lynnshield & Blackcarts, £1370 Lynnshield, £1330 & £1315 Blackcarts, £1210 & £1120 Lynnshield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1010 Highfield

Charolais x heifers - £1180 Flotterton, £1110 Whins Farm, £1100 Wheat Hall, £1090 Hackford, £1080 Flotterton, £1060 Hackford, £1030, £1020 & £1015 West Shields, £1000 Wheat Hall, £980 Hackford & Comb Hills

Limousin x steers – £1240 Nunwick, £1200 Kirkhouse, £1170 Nunwick, £1160 & £1155 Kirkhouse, £1140 The Park, £1130 The Park & Farnbury, £1125 The Park, £1100 Sweethope, £1095 Allenshields, £1090 Brackenthwaite, Kirkhouse & Farnbury, £1080 High Alderheads, The Tofts & Harwood Shield, £1070 Pry Hill, Kirkhouse & The Park, £1060 Brackenthwaite & The Park, £1050 Kirkhouse, £1040 The Tofts, £1035 East Loanend, £1025 Farnbury, £1020 Redesmouth, North Cocklake & Allenshields

Limousin x heifers – £1180 The Park, £1100 Harwood Shield, £1070 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1035 Bog Hall, £1030 Harwood Shield, £1005 & £1000 The Park, £980 Carry House, £945 & £940 East Loanend, £935 Pry Hill

Blonde x steers – £1370 & £1240 Brownsleazes

Blonde x heifers – £1075 Brownsleazes

British Blue x steers – £1370 & £1250 Nunwick, £1120 & £1070 Harwood Shield, £1010 North Cocklake, £970 North Cocklake

British Blue x heifers – £1080 & £1040 North Cocklake, £970 Woodhall

Simmental x steers – £1125, £1090, £1070, £1030 & £1015 Intake Bungalow

Angus steers – £1175 & £1130 Ross Farm, £1100 East Butsfield, £1095 Old Town & East Butsfield, £1090 East Butsfield, £1080 Ross Farm & Acton, £1075 East Butsfield (x2) & Ross Farm, £1065 Ross Farm (x2) & Acton, £1040 Acton, Old Town & Duck Lane, £1030 Redesmouth, £1020 Old Town, £1010 Acton, £1000 Ross Farm (x2), £980 Redesmouth, £960 Bollihope Shield

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1010 Wheat Hall

Limousin x steers – £1160 West Moorhouses, £1125 Carry House, £1105 Longlea, £1100 Carry House, £1090 Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2) & Farnbury, £1070 West Moorhouses & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1065 Allenshields, £1055 Woodhall, £1050 Featherwood & Carry House, £1035 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1025 Longlea & Round Meadows, £1020 Pry Hill & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1010 Carry House, £995 Bulls Hill, £980 Featherwood, Longlea, West End Town & Round Meadows, £965 West End Town, £960 Longlea

Limousin x heifers – £1100 Bog Hall, £1030 Harwood Shield, £1010 Carry House, £1005 Bog Hall & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1000 Harwood Shield, £980 West Moorhouses, £970 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £925 West Moorhouses

British Blue x steers – £1150, £1080, £1005 & £980 West Moorhouses, £965 Woodhall

Angus x steers – £1040 Parkside, £1035 Old Town, £965 Kiln Hill

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 2265 Store Hoggs & Cast Ewes.

Cast Ewes

A plainer show of ewes forward. Heavy ewes still in demand with plainer ewes proving harder to cash.

Texel – £94 Percy Arms

Texel x – £138 & £126 Lough Green, £122 Harelaw, £120 Middle Dukesfield, £110 Comb Hills, £108 Middle Dukesfield & Well Hill, £107 Well Hill, £105 Armond Carr, £102 & £100 New Dotland

Suffolk x – £136 Brinkburn Newhouses, £112 Comb Hills, £110 Harelaw

Bleu D’Maine - £124 Lough Green

Leicester - £111 Middle Dukesfield

Cheviot - £90 Mainside

Mule – £95 Well Hill, £90 Blue Gables, £88 Rawfoot, £85 Dipton Foot, £84 Duck Lane, £83 New Dotland, £82 Rawfoot

Blackface – £79 New Dotland, £72 Cleughfoot, £70 Chirdon

Swaledale – £50 Westburnhope & Tecket

Crossbred - £96 The Lee, Steel

Store Hoggs

A lesser show of hoggs forward still proving good to sell. Topping at £106 for a penful of Texel x hoggs consigned by Mr J Foggin & Son, Tosson Tower.  Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

Texel x – £106 Tosson Tower, £105 Lingey Field, £104 Comb Hills, £103 Fallowlee & Lingey Field, £100 Settlingstones, Westburnhope & Colwell Hill, £98 Comb Hills & New Dotland, £97 Cheviot, £96 Highfield & Bingfield East Quarter (x2), £95 Low Ardley

Suffolk x – £100 Settlingstones

Leicester - £89 Comb Hills

Cheviot x - £89 West Mill Hills

Mule – £94 Cowbyre, £93 Fram Hill, £88 East Uppertown, £86 Fram Hill, £82 Low Chesterhope

Blackface – £96 Dudlees, £76 Low Chesterhope, £70 New Dotland

Swaledale - £60 Rosehill, £51 Loadman

Herdwick - £68 Comb Hills

Crossbred – £101 Palm Strothers, £92 & £91 Shawbrace

YFC Cattle Overwintering Competiotion | Friday 16th March 2018

Hexham – 15th & 16Th March

Hexham & Northern Marts held the culmination of their 2017/18 Young Farmers Calf Wintering Competition which saw over £27,000 invested by the company in the beef cattle industry and the stockmen and women of the future.

31 calves were purchased by members of Young Farmers clubs from Northumberland, County Durham & Cumbria at sales conducted by the company in October of last year. The purchase price of the animals was financed by the auction company and the young competitors; 22 male and 9 female took their acquisitions home to house and tend to them over the winter.

The competition has evolved since its inception ten years ago and now consists of two distinct elements, both relevant to modern day beef cattle production. The first facet and the main purpose for which the competition was conceived was to develop the young farmers understanding of the process of purchasing store cattle with the ultimate goal of securing a profit at the point of re-sale.  Hexham & Northern Marts core business is the weekly sale of suckler bred store cattle and the company thrives by bringing together cattle breeders from the uplands of Northern England and The Scottish Borders who consign their animals for sale with purchasers from all over the UK, predominantly lowland farmers from the east of the country where barley, straw and other commodities can be found in plentiful supply, ideal for the finishing of such well-bred beef cattle.  The main aim therefore was for the young people to develop their ability to spot an animal that has potential to thrive and grow and to perfect their husbandry techniques at home by feeding the animal, presenting it for sale through the auction ring at Hexham and trying to achieve the best profit margin.

Shortly after the competition began it became evident that there was scope to add another element; that of dressing and presenting the animals for show prior to the sale, a practice which takes place at countless county, district and village shows throughout the summer. Such shows highlight UK farming and British beef in a unique ‘shop window’ environment for fellow farmers but most importantly the British public to see and recognise where their food comes from.  Having taken at least a year to breed and rear a beef animal farmers must ensure that maximum return is attained when that animal is sold for the profitability and long term sustainability of their business.  The best way to achieve this is by the careful preparation of each animal ensuring it is offered for sale looking its best and highlighting the desirable features; length of loin, roundness of rump, depth of carcass and all other aspects that catch the eye.

So the annual competition now attracts both those who simply wish to rear a commercial calf and concentrate solely on the profit aspect as well as those who crave the plaudits and limelight of the show ring, both very valid and relevant within the British Beef industry today.

The prize show was held on the Thursday evening and was generously supported by mainline sponsors and local Case tractor dealership Everitt & Marshall, represented on the night by Shona & Adrian Everitt and their staff. The ultimate accolade at the show and that which all competitors vie for is the handsome David Carr Trophy, generously donated by local farmers and hauliers The Carr Family, Highwood, Hexham.  Presiding as master judge for the event was Mr Nigel Leighton who kindly made the trip up from Goole, Yorkshire. Mr Leighton is well-known and respected within the industry and on the national show circuit and commented that he was delighted to be invited to judge by the company and what a pleasure it was to see so many enthusiastic young handlers.

Twenty of the Thirty one participants in the competition opted to halter train their calves and present them for the judge’s consideration and the show began with a class confined to current students of Newton Rigg Agricultural College who support the competition and use the mart as a hub at which to teach their day release students.

Six very strongly contested individual breed classes followed with a very high standard evident throughout with many calves dressed to perfection, impeccably presented and very well-behaved on the halter. As always a huge crowd gathered around the show ring and as the classes progressed tension built as parents, grandparents and breeders of the calves all looked on in anticipation willing success for their various connections; old club rivalries and even competition between siblings all added to the fun on the evening which is firmly cemented as one of the main highlights within the company calendar each year.

The results of each preliminary class were as follows;

Class 1 – Newton Rigg Students;

1st Ben Moralee, Haltwhistle YFC with a Blue cross heifer from Willimoteswick.

2nd Thomas Wilson, Butsfield YFC with a Charolais cross heifer from The Raw.

3rd Lucy Pittendrigh, Cambo YFC with a Charolais cross heifer from Cooper House.

Class 4 – Charolais cross heifer;

1st Thomas Wilson.

2nd Lucy Pittendrigh.

Class 5 – Blue cross steer;

1st Beverlie Younger with a steer from Warksfieldhead.

Class 6 – Blue cross heifer;

1st Ben Moralee.

2nd Jack Moralee, Haltwhistle YFC with a heifer from Woodhall.

3rd Ashleigh Cousin, Haltwhistle YFC with a heifer from Willimoteswick.

Class 7 – Limousin cross steer;

1st Michelle Athey, Haltwhistle YFC with a steer from Redburn.

2nd James Mitchell, Whitley Chapel YFC with a steer from Keepwick.

3rd Cameron Lillie, Coquetdale YFC with a steer from Colwell Demesne.

Class 8 – Limousin cross heifer;

1st Sam Wilson, Butsfield YFC with a heifer from Shillafield.

2nd Matthew Walton, Coquetdale YFC with a heifer from Burnbank.

3rd Ryan Fletcher, Bellingham YFC with a heifer from West Mill Hills.

With his first prize winners assembled the judge then had the pleasure of tapping out his overall champion from the line up and after a little deliberation it was the British Blue cross heifer from Ben Moralee, Hard Riding, Bardon Mill that took the top honour. Mr Leighton then called forward the second prize Blue heifer, also from the Hard Riding/Haltwhistle YFC stable; this one from elder brother Jack Moralee to stand in contention for, and eventually take the Reserve Champion rosette. 

As seen in previous years the YFC calf competition can often be a ‘double whammy’ for family members that compete together and this surely was a proud moment for mother and father Kath & Johnny Moralee as both sons shared the glory on the night made all the more poignant following the recent sad passing of Ben & Jacks Grandfather John Moralee Snr who no doubt would be equally proud of his grandsons.

 

 

 

 

 

(L – R; Peter Armstrong (Newton Rigg College), Nigel Leighton (Judge), David Carr (Show Sponsor) & Ben Moralee.)

With two heifers standing in the top spots it fell to the judge to award the John Gibb Trophy for the best calf of opposite sex to the champion to a bullock and taking this silverware home on the night was Michelle Athey, High Lovelady Shield, Alston for her Limousin cross steer. A regular competitor Michelle usually figures in the top rankings each year and her Steely Black bullock bred by Ian Potts high above Rookhope in Weardale ensured that 2018 was no different and that a Cumbrian address featured on the prize list once more.

 

 

 

 

 

(L – R; Michelle & Thomas Athey, Libby & Shona Everitt (Everitt & Marshall Mainline Sponsors)

The Dalkin Trophy for the best turned out calf was the last of a handsome trio to be awarded on the night and this one went to Thomas Wilson, Throstle Nest for his eye catching ginger Charolais cross heifer that stood out amongst the other darker exhibits. The hefty lady had grown well over the winter and the time and hard work needed to present a fair haired beast was apparent meaning Thomas secured some silver wear for Butsfield YFC and the County Durham federation.

 

 

 

 

(L-R; Thomas Wilson, Libby & Shona Everitt)

With congratulations and presentations taken care of the cattle were bedded down for the night and all in attendance retired to the cafeteria for a complimentary buffet supper with the judges and sponsors to cogitate on the prize winners and speculate on the forthcoming financial contest the next day.

With the weekly sale of over 700 head already well under way on the Friday morning the young farmers calves were made ready for the ring at 12 noon in a ballot order that had been drawn by Mr David Carr before the prize show had taken place to avoid any unfair advantage. As with the show ring the night before viewing seats were filled to capacity with the same interested parties looking on and the important addition of over fifty committed store cattle finishers that consolidate to make Hexham Auction Mart one of the leading centres in the country for the sale of store cattle.      

The quality of the cattle on offer, the obvious hard work that had been spent on each animal and the enthusiasm of the young farmers which is mirrored and matched by the generosity of the buyers ensures that the trade witnessed for half an hour at this sale each year sets a pace which is rarely replicated and rewards the young people for their efforts.

As the lots come and go and various prize winners pass through the ring with the hammer falling more often into profit, but occasionally loss thoughts run back to the autumn sales and ‘who paid what for theirs’?

 

 

NAME

CLUB

 

 

ORIGIN

SALE PRICE

£ +/-

1

Danny Wilkinson

Stamfordham

Lim x

F

Nilston Rigg

660

10

2

Ashleigh Cousin

Haltwhistle

BRB x

F

Willimoteswick

1230

330

3

Carl Baxter

Shaftoe

Lim x

S

Morley Hill

950

90

4

David O’Neil

Stamfordham

Lim x

F

Nilston Rigg

650

-

5

Michelle Athey

Haltwhistle

Lim x

S

Redburn

1250

360

6

Jack Moralee

Haltwhistle

BRB x

F

Woodhall

1360-

540

7

Ryan Fletcher

Bellingham

Lim x

F

West Mill Hills

1200

105

8

Cameron Lillie

Coquetdale

Lim x

S

Colwell Demesne

1180

210

9

James Jordan

Tritlington

Lim x

S

Whitfield Farms

1290

405

10

Liam Stephenson

Haltwhistle

BRB x

F

Woodhall

1060

140

11

Sam Wilson

Butsfield

Lim x

F

Shillafield

1180

250

12

Thomas Athey

Haltwhistle

Char x

F

West Wharmley

1180

280

13

Jodie Wigham

Haltwhistle

Lim x

S

Baal Hill

1100

200

14

Grant Cummings

Coquetdale

AA x

F

Yatesfield

1020

320

15

Thomas Wilson

Butsfield

Char x

F

The Raw

1220

180

16

Thomas Vickers

Butsfield

Lim x

F

Ricknall Grange

1460

490

17

Megan Brodie

Cambo

Lim x

S

Redburn

1030

200

18

Victoria Simpson

Butsfield

Lim x

F

Ricknall Grange

1220

210

19

Lucy Pittendrigh

Cambo

Char x

S

Cooper House

1000

225

20

James Mitchell

Whitley Ch

Lim x

S

Keepwick

1100

145

21

Nicky Robinson

Whitley Ch

Lim x

F

Edges Green

1000

-40

22

Matthew Walton

Coquetdale

Lim x

F

Burnbank

1220

370

23

Sam Richardson

Stamfordham

Lim x

F

Nilston Rigg

1100

380

24

Alex Cousin

Haltwhistle

Lim x

F

Featherwood

1220

330

25

Nathan Baxter

Shaftoe

Lim x

S

The Laws

1140

270

26

Drew Patrick

Tritlington

Lim x

S

Edges Green

1000

360

27

Beverlie Younger

Cambo

BRB x

S

Warksfield Head

1260

250

28

Ben Moralee

Haltwhistle

BRB x

F

Willimoteswick

1550

640

 

As is evident by the listings above it was indeed an extra special event for the Moralee family as the last calf into the ring, Bens show champion from the previous evening quickly travelled up to a whopping £640 profit over and above the purchase price paid back in October. With competition from a Leicestershire based buyer the hammer finally fell in favour of locally based Steven Lee, Agars Hill one would imagine for the heifer to be brought into his own suckler herd as a breeding animal in the fullness of time.  Such an impressive sale price earned Ben the JS Hubbuck Ltd trophy for the largest profit margin and the handsome piece of silverware was presented in the sale ring by Mrs Sarah Sparke of JS Hubbuck Ltd to rapturous applause. 

 

 

 

(L-R; Ben Moralee, Sarah Spark of JS Hubbuck Ltd Competition Sponsors).

Also worthy of a mention was that Jack Moralee came a very close second for the second time in as many days to younger brother Ben with a profit margin of £540, his heifer selling for a highly respectable £1360 to regular buyers, high end finishers and annual supporters of this noted competition; father and son Les and Jonathan Bainbridge, Seamer, Stokesley.

Once again the company would like to extend our grateful thanks to all those involved with the show and sale, our sincere congratulations to the prize winners and also to all exhibitors who we applaud for their efforts in turning out a fantastic show of cattle to be viewed, shown, judged and ultimately purchased by our regular and occasional buyers alike. We look forward to the forthcoming season of both cattle and sheep sales and welcome any expressions of interest from both previous and potentially new competitors for the Hexham & Northern Marts YFC Calf Wintering Competition 2018-19 which will begin in October of this year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 13th March 2018

Cattle

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

Prime Cattle

An increased show selling to a fast trade topping at 262.5ppk and £1446 for an outstanding Limousin x Heifer consigned by M/s WJ Scott Ltd, Low Leam being purchased by J Higginson, Castlebank Butchers. Also from the same home another Limousin Heifer sold at 239.5ppk and £1429.82 to Kirkup Butchers, Alston.

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

Limousin Heifers – 262.5p & 239.5p Low Leam, 219.5p Manor Farm

Angus Steers – 229.5p Manor Farm

Charolais Heifers – 221.5p & 220.5p Flotterton, 215.5p Tone Hall

Limousin Steers – 215.5p Manor Farm

Limousin Heifers – £1446.38 & £1429.82 Low Leam

Angus Steers – £1404.54 Manor Farm

Limousin Steers - £1395.27 Lee Hall, £1379.20 Manor Farm, £1221.46 Lee Hall

Charolais Heifers – £1320.14, £1284.43, £1263.92 & £1219.37 Flotterton, £1202.49 & £1165.71 Tone Hall

Angus Heifers - £1311.40 Rare Dean

Young Bulls

Limousin – 187.5p Yatesfield, 129.5p Lee Hall

Limousin - £1500 Yatesfield, £1003.63 Lee Hall

OTM

An outstanding show of cows with a trade to match achieving a sale average of 150.3ppk and £1082.20

Topping at 195.5ppk and £1588.52. Many more could be sold to vendor advantage. Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

Limousin – 195.5p Manor Farm, 179.5p, 178.5p & 177.5p Great Chesters, 173.5p Rawfoot, 169.5p Great Chesters 167.5p Great Chesters (x2) & Chirdon, 159.5p Great Chesters & Manor Farm, 155.5p Ridley Farm

Angus – 187.5p Manor Farm, 173.5p Tone Hall, 168.5p Manor Farm, 163.5p, 157.5p & 153.5p West Shields, 152.5p Ridley Farm

British Blue – 186.5p & 164.5p Great Chesters, 155.5p Lee Hall

Simmental – 166.5p The Fawns

Charolais – £1588.52 Great Chesters

British Blue – £1467.76 Great Chesters, £1371.51 Lee Hall, £1291.33 Great Chesters, £1011.68 The Fawns

Limousin – £1443.18 Great Chesters, £1419.33 Manor Farm, £1314.88 Chirdon, £1288.65 Great Chesters, £1266.38 Tone Hall, £1247.7, £1229.75, £1194.98 & £1180.88 Great Chesters, £1130.49 Ridley Farm, £1127.28 Great Chesters, £1119.08 Rawfoot, £1087.03 Warkshaugh, £1036.75 Manor Farm

Angus – £1301.25 Manor Farm, £1253.55 Ridley Farm, £1183.55 Great Chesters, £1120.55 West Shields, £1068.76 Tone Hall, £1054.81 Manor Farm, £1034.96 & £1033.20 West Shields, £1001.78 West Shields

Simmental - £1227.11 The Fawns

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Hoggs dearer on the week with a lot of weight about.

Top price per head £130 for Texel x from Nilston Rigg.

Top price per kilo, 285.7p for Texel x from Dalton Hill Head.

Texel x – £130 Nilston Rigg, £124 Dalton Hill Head, £123 Dalton Hill Head & Nilston Rigg, £120 Dalton Hill Head, £119 East Matfen (x2) & Nilston Rigg, £118.50 West Shields, £118 Barker House, Allenheads Farm, Dalton Hill Head & Nilston Rigg (x2), £117 Morrowfield & Dalton Hill Head, £116.50 Colepike, £116 East Matfen & Colepike, £115 Armond Carr (x2) & West Shields, £111 Nilston Rigg, £110.50 Armond Carr, £109.50 Baal Hill, £108.50 West Shields, £107 Morrowfield, £106 Barker House, £104.50 Low Staples

285.7p & 272.1p Dalton Hill Head, 269.8p East Matfen, 254.9p Low Staples, 248.8p East Matfen, 247.6p Dalton Hill Head & Low Staples (x2), 246.5p & 240.8p Barker House, 239.5p Camphill, 238.4p West Shields, 238.1p & 238p East Matfen, 236.6p Low Staples, 235.7p West Shields, 234.7p (x2) & 234.4p Armond Carr, 233.3p Baal Hill, 231.7p Low Staples, 231.4p Dalton Hill Head, 230.6p Palm Strothers, 230.2p Armond Carr, 230p West Shields, 229.6p Dalton Hill Head, 229p Palm Strothers, 228.6p Camphill, 228.1p Baal Hill

Suffolk x – £118 Nilston Rigg, £117 (x3) Morrowfield, £116 Barker House, £114.50 & £113.50 Colepike, £109 Morrowfield, £108 Barker House & Colepike, £106 Hammershield, £104 Allenheads Farm, £100 Colepike

246.5p Hammershield, 238.1p, 231.6p & 225p Colepike, 222.5p & 220.8p Morrowfield, 219.1p & 212p Colepike, 210.9p Barker House, 209.5p & 208p Allenheads Farm, 205.3p & 198.3p Morrowfield, 193.4p Nilston Rigg

Beltex x – £115.50 & £104 Linacres

281.7p & 253.7p Linacres

Vendeen x - £100 & 238.1p Dalton Hill Head

Mule – £112.50 Hammershield, £109.50 Camphill, £108 & £97.50 Hammershield, £92.50 Baal Hill

232.1p & 220.4p Hammershield, 215.1p Baal Hill, 214.7p & 210.7p Camphill, 204.6p Hammershield, 200p Allenheads Farm

Blackface - £108 & £98 Camphill

204.2p Camphill

Swaledale - £96 Allenheads, £78.50 Baal Hill

200p Allenheads Farm, 191.9p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel - £85 Low Staples

Texel x –£100 West Shields, £88 Low Staples

Hampshire - £90 Dalton Hill Head

Mule – £88 Morrowfield

Commercial & Pedigree Breeding Cattle | Friday 9th March 2018

Commercial & Pedigree Breeding CattleThe Inaugural Sale of Native Breed Pedigree Bulls and Females, which was generously sponsored by Eggs Port, took place today. Creating great interest.  I would personally like to thank all of the vendors and sponsors who helped to get this sale underway.  Master judge today was Mr J Morton, Gretna who tapped out the Hereford Class winner, Auckvale Newman 1596N who then sold for 2600gns.

Topping the sale was a tremendous Aberdeen Angus Bull from father and son team, Ian and Bruce Campbell, Thrunton. Thrunton Eagle, sired by Hallington Edition sold for a very credible 3000gns to Graham Tweddle, Springwell.

Pedigree Prize Show

Aberdeen Angus Bulls    1st M/s Lawson – Hallington Lord Hussar

                                        2nd M/s Campbell – Thrunton Eagle

                                        3rd M/s Lishman – Fell Lane Prince Christy

Aberdeen Angus

Females                           1st M/s Story – Border Lyne Beth

Hereford Bulls                 1st M/s Kemp –Auckvale Newman

                                        2nd M/s Harrison – Moralee 1 Pieman

Shorthorn Bulls               1st M/s Bellas – Croftends Kiddo

Overall Champion         Hereford Bull –M/s Kemp

Reserve Champion        Aberdeen Angus Bull – M/s Lawson

Aberdeen Angus Bulls – 3000gns Thrunton Eagle, 2400 gns North Tyne Nevada

Hereford Bulls – 2600gns Auckvale Newman, 1250gns Starlight 1 Noble Archie, 1200gns Starlight 1 Charlie Evans

Angus Females – 1100gns Border Lyne Beth

Commercial Breeding Cattle

A small entry this month which was topped at £2250 for a heifer and calf from Mr RW Turnbull.

Heifers with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2250, £1780 & £1700 Tosson Glebe, £1650 Brackenthwaite

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £1120 Partridge Nest

In Calf Heifers

Hereford x – £980 Partridge Nest

Bulling Heifers

Angus – £1410 Kiln Hill, £1270 Hallington New Houses, £1220 Kiln Hill

Beef Shorthorn - £1120 Frankstown

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 9th March 2018

Hexham & Northern Marts held their Special March Prize Show and Sale over two days which was kindly sponsored by Armstrong & Watson Accountants, Scott Mitchell & Associates Veterinary Surgeons and The Yorkshire Bank.

The prize show was held on Thursday evening and a superb catalogue of over thirty calves were presented before the judges; Gwyn & Dion Edwards, Denbighshire, North Wales.

The hard fought preliminary classes were dealt with swiftly and competently by the father and son judging team which saw both Male and Female Champions and Reserve Champions then brought forward to contest the Supreme Championship and compete for the £1000 cash prize.

With a keen eye for detail Messrs Edwards tapped out a smart pedigree Limousin heifer ‘Hightown Nikita’ at little more than eight months of age from noted northumbrian showman John Smith-Jackson, Haltwhistle to stand as their Supreme Champion. With a very strong standard of quality throughout all the prize winners the judges requested their Female reserve champion be brought forward and duly awarded the Overall reserve to a sleek black Limousin heifer at a similar age to the champion from well-known County Durham lady competitor and show ring stalwart; Mrs Julie Sedgewick, Ricknall Grange, Aycliffe.

The company would like to thank all those involved with the show; sponsors, judges, exhibitors and spectators all of whom helped to make the event a huge success.

Prize Show

Limousin Steer

(Unhaltered)         1st Glebe Farm      2nd Low Ardley      3rd Morley Hill

Limousin Steer

(Haltered)             1st Glebe Farm      2nd Bog Hall          3rd HarwoodShield

British Blue Steer

(Unhaltered)         1st HarwoodShield 2nd HarwoodShield

British Blue Steer

(Haltered)             1st Hightown

Male Champion   Glebe Farm

Male Reserve        Glebe Farm

Limousin Heifer

(Unhaltered)         1st HarwoodShield 2nd Morley Hill       3rd Glebe Farm

Limousin Heifer

(Haltered)             1st Hightown          2nd RicknallGrange3rd Bog Hall

British Blue Heifer

(Unhaltered)         1st East Unthank    2nd East Unthank

British Blue Heifer

(Haltered)             1st Glebe Farm

Female Champion Hightown

Female Reserve    Ricknall Grange

Overall Champion – JW Smith-Jackson, Hightown – Limousin Heifer

Reserve Champion – G Sedgewick, Ricknall Grange – Limousin Heifer

With the ceremony of the previous night’s spectacle taken care of attention the next morning turned to the proper business of the day and the sale of cattle. A super entry of 771 head were presented for sale, plus the show exhibits, and quality cattle were brought forward from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria & The Scottish Borders.

Over 100 head of older, forward sorts began the days trading and these were dearer on the week. Trade was led by a thumping run from Messrs Walton, Ogle Castle who peaked at £1450 and averaged just one pound short of £1400 for twelve super Limousin cross steers at 18-20 months of age.  Heifer trade, outwith the show cattle, peaked at £1390 for a super shapely Limousin cross heifer from John & George Browell and this was followed by a Charolais from Messrs Tweddle, Springwell at £1360.  Older cattle sold well throughout and a full complement of buyers were present for all classes.

The main focus of the day however was the sound entry of overwintered yearling calves from noted suckler herds from across our region. From start to finish and show cattle included trade was set at a blistering pace with both regular and occasional buyers keen to vie for all classes but the high-end quality for which this centre has a strong reputation were in particular demand.

The pinnacle of this quality was indeed the show champion from Messrs Smith-Jackson which sold at 12 noon and quickly rose to £2300, this was followed by another show exhibit, a Blue cross heifer from Ashley & John Murray, The Glebe, Butsfield which cashed for £1710 whilst another; a smart black heifer from regular show supporters Messrs Lee, Harwoodshield courted a deal of attention to settle at £1600.

With a great many annual consignments figuring in the top price brackets and highlights-a-plenty throughout the day it would be an unfair reflection to mention some but not all that sold well on the day, quite simply the numbers speak for themselves; the entire entry of steers averaged £1114 throughout and heifers levelled at £1010.

Leading prices;  

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1375 Rare Dean & Holling Hill, £1360 Rare Dean, £1350 Springwell

Charolais x heifers – £1255 (x2) & £1235 Holling Hill, £1230 Rare Dean & Hallington New Houses, £1210 Hallington New Houses (x2) & Holling Hill, £1175 East Fourstones, £1140 Hallington New Houses

Limousin x steers – £1440 Ogle Castle, £1435 Lunns House, £1400 Ogle Castle, £1395 Lunns House, £1380 Lunns House & Ogle Castle, £1365 & £1360 Lunns House, £1320 Lunns House & Blackburn, £1300 Lunns House, £1280 Blackburn & Duddo Hill, £1205 Blackburn, £1140 & £1135 Duddo Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1250 & £1120 Holling Hill, £1040 Sweethope

British Blue x heifers - £1105, £1095 & £1065 Buteland

Simmental x steers - £1430, £1385 & £1360 Satley, £1155 Allendale Farm, £1035 High Trewhitt

Angus x steers - £1425 & £1370 Duddo Hill, £1350 Church Farm, £1345 Braeside, £1335 (x2) & £1330 Church Farm, £1315 Duddo Hill, £1300 Church Farm, £1280 Braeside

Angus x heifers – £1100 Buteland & Braeside, £1060 Braeside

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1065 Duddo Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1400 & £1380 Holling Hill, £1330 Grange Farm, £1310 Holling Hill, £1270 Braeside, £1260 Wheat Hall, £1200 Springwell, £1190 Wheat Hall, £1090 Springwell, £1040 Braeside, £1000 Duddo Hill

Charolais x heifers – £1360 Springwell, £1260 & £1255 Holling Hill, £1230 East Fourstones, £1200 Hallington New Houses & Holling Hill, £1190 Holling Hill, £1155 & £1105 Grange Farm, £1085 & £1050 Gallowhill

Limousin x steers – £1450 & £1440 Ogle Castle, £1425 Blackburn, £1420, £1410 & £1400 Ogle Castle, £1390 Blackburn & Ogle Castle (x2), £1350 Ogle Castle, £1225 Springwell, £1170 Braeside, £1100 Low Horton, £1080 Settlingstones, £1070 East Uppertown & High Trewitt, £1065 Settlingstones, £1060 East Uppertown, £1045 High Trewhitt

Limousin x heifers – £1200 Springwell, £1195 Kellah, £1105 Hallington High, £1080 Berwick Hill, £1070 East Uppertown (x3) & The Steel, £1065 East Uppertown, £1060 Grange Farm, £1055 Settlingstones, £1045 Berwick Hill, £1025 Low Bishopton, £1005 & £1000 Berwick Hill

Blonde x heifers – £1000 Low Horton

British Blue x steers - £1070 & £1030 Hallington High

British Blue x heifers - £1145 Quarry House, £1105 & £1100 Hallington High, £1095 Buteland, £1075 Hallington High, £1050 Buteland, £1010 The Farms

Simmental x steers – £1390 & £1365 Satley, £1320 Ogle Castle, £1300 Satley (x2) & Springwell, £1130 & £1120 Allendale Farm, £1110 High Trewhitt, £1105 Allendale Farm, £1065 High Trewhitt

Simmental x heifers – £915 High Trewhitt

Angus x steers -£1295 Church Farm, £1130 Settlingstones, £1095 Brackenthwaite, £1075 Buteland, £1055 Springwell, £1050, £1040 & £1035 Buteland

Angus x heifers – £1135 Braeside, £1040 Buteland

Hereford x steers - £1120 Low Horton

Shorthorn steers - £1110 Low Horton

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1280 Wheat Hall, £1250 Rusheylaw, £1190 Grange Farm, £1165 Wheat Hall, £1160 Tenter House, £1140 Coldwell, £1130 Wheat Hall, £1110 Errington Red House, Wheat Hall & Redsteads, £1100 Coldwell, £1095 Grange Farm & Errington Red House, £1090 Redsteads, £1085 (x2) & £1080 Wheat Hall, £1070 & £1060 Redsteads, £1040 Errington Red House, £1030 Lowfield, £1000 Wheat Hall

Charolais x heifers - £1205 & £1135 Tenter House, £1125 & £1110 Rusheylaw, £1080 Wheat Hall (x2), £1055 & £1035 Tenter House, £1030 Rusheylaw, £1010 & £1005 Wheat Hall, £1000 Wheat Hall & Rusheylaw

Limousin x steers – £1435 & £1370 Quarry House, £1360 The Steel, £1310 Low Ardley, £1300 Rusheylaw & The Steel, £1280 The Steel, £1270 Glebe Farm, £1250 Morley Hill, £1235 Rusheylaw, £1210 Ricknall Grange, £1200 Low Middleton, £1175 The Steel, £1160 Low Middleton, £1150 Todhillwood (x2), £1140 Sweethope & Low Middleton, £1135 Lowfield, £1110 The Steel, £1105 Low Middleton, £1095 Settlingstones, £1090 Sweethope & Lowfield, £1085 Grange Farm, £1080 Agars Hill, £1075 Low Horton & Sweethope, £1070 China Hall & West Wharmley, £1065 Kellah, £1060 Kellah, Hawksteel & Chirdon

Limousin x heifers – £1400 Harwood Shield, £1390 Quarry House, £1280 Glebe Farm, £1240 Harwood Shield, £1210 Quarry House, £1200 The Steel (x2), £1190 The Steel & Little Swinburne, £1180 The Steel, Little Swinburne & Morley Hill, £1160 Wheat Hall, £1150 Ricknall Grange, £1145 Glebe Farm, £1135 Hawksteel, £1120 The Steel, £1090 Ricknall Grange, £1085 Quarry House & Morley Hill, £1065 Low Middleton, £1040 Wheat Hall & Little Swinburne, £1020 Ricknall Grange, Chirdon & Little Swinburne

British Blue x steers – £1370 Quarry House, £1200 Harwood Shield

British Blue x heifers – £1710 Glebe Farm, £1300, £1290 & £1165 East Unthank, £1045 Little Swinburne

Simmental x steers – £1240, £1180, £1130 & £1125 Morley Hill, £1110, £1095, £1090, £1085, £1080, £1040 & £1030 (x2) Ross Farm, £1020 Morley Hill, £1005 Ross Farm

Simmental x heifers - £1000 Ross Farm

Angus x steers – £1115, £1090 (x3) Tursdale House, £1070 Church Farm & Tursdale House (x2), £1030 Tursdale House

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1085, £1075, £1060, £1050, £1040 & £1030 Errington Red House

Charolais x heifers - £970 Wheat Hall, £960 Errington Red House

Limousin x steers – £1290 Agars Hill, £1260 Glebe Farm, £1240 The Steel & Bog Hall, £1230, £1200, £1190 & £1140 Harwood Shield, £1135 Ricknall Grange, £1130 Harwood Shield, £1100 Rusheylaw & East Unthank, £1090 Morley Hill, £1075 Hawksteel, £1065 Linacres, £1055 Agars Hill & Todhillwood, £1045 Chirdon (x2), £1040 Morley Hill, £1030 Chirdon, £1010 Eastbarns, £995 Linacres

Limousin x heifers – £2300 High Town, £1600 Harwood Shield, £1300 Ricknall Grange, £1260 Agars Hill, £1190 Bog Hall (x2), £1150 Morley Hill, £1140 Bog Hall, £1115 Ricknall Grange, £1005 Morley Hill

British Blue x steers – £1290 High Town, £1210 Harwood Shield, £1160 Ricknall Grange, £1140 Harwood Shield 

Simmental x steers – £1115, £1030 & £1000 Morley Hill, £970 Linacres

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 2175 Store Hoggs & Cast Ewes.

Cast Ewes

Heavy meated ewes proving very dear and short of buyers requirements with over 26% of the sale selling at £100 or more, Topping the sale at £146 for a very well bred Texel Ewe consigned by Mr CR Fawcett, Well House.  Many more could be sold to vendor advantage and numbers are required on a weekly basis.  Please contact John Walton for further enquiries 07738406297

Texel – £132 Little Harle, £128 West Shields

Texel x – £146 Well House, £132 East Cocklaw, £128 (x2) & £126 Watch Currock, £124 Halton Red House, £120 Elrington Hall, £116 West Shields, £114 Great Chesters & Well House, £112 Well House & Fallowfield, £110 Rusheylaw, Bingfield East Quarter, Haggate & Mill Hill

Suffolk – £122 Steel Hall

Suffolk x – £130 Well House, £124 Watch Currock

Beltex x - £102 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £130 Barker House

Zwartble x – 88 Broom House

Cheviot x - £112 Flotterton, £90 Rosebrough

Mule – £106 Watch Currock, £104 Rusheylaw & Elrington Hall, £99 West Shields, East Cocklaw & Cowden Burn, £97 Great Chesters

Blackface – £98 Whiskershiel, £86 Great Chesters & Rusheylaw, £78 Little Harle

Swaledale – £59 Barker House, £56 Haggate

Crossbred - £107 Bavington Hill Head, £96 Watch Currock, £95 Halton Red House

Store Hoggs

Again store hoggs proving unbelievably good to cash in an electric trade seen at Hexham Mart. Topping at £124 for two strong Suffolk x Hoggs cons9ogned by M/s FT Walton, Flotterton.  No fewer than 34 pens of hoggs surpassed the £100 mark and achieved a staggering overall sale average of £81.72 proving Hexham and Northern Marts is the place to market your store hoggs.  Please do not hesitate to contact John Walton for enquiries and entries 01434 605444 or 07738406297

Texel - £120 Dotland Park

Texel x (Av £84.14) – £116 Well House & Flotterton, £115 Willimoteswick, £109 Lynup Hill, £108 Willimoteswick, Well House & Normans Riding, £107 High Alderheads & Thornton Tower, £106 Humber Hill, £104 Willimoteswick, £102 Willimoteswick & Flotterton, £101 Willimoteswick, Bingfield East Quarter & Dotland Park, £98 Bingfield Combe, £97 Matfen Home Farm & Whiskershiel, £96 Follions, Lynup Hill & Cowden Burn, £95 West Kirkheaton, Springwell, Normans Riding, Humber Hill, High Alderheads & High Knitsley

Dutch Texel x (Av (£102.40) - £120 (x2), £108 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x (Av £87.05)– £124 & £110 Flotterton, £108 Lunns House (x2) & Thornton Tower (x2), £106 Humber Hill, Rosebrough & Steel Hall, £104 Lunns House & High Alderheads

Leicester (Av £68.60) - £97 Harsondale, £78 Rosebrough

Cheviot x (Av £77.02) - £90 Woodhall, £80 Flotterton

Mule (Av £79.10) – £98 Thornton Tower, £94 Westburnhope, £86 Thornton Tower

Blackface (Av £74.43) – £103 Brieredge, £102 Thornton Tower, £82 Warkshaugh, £80 East Cocklaw

Swaledale (Av £59.55) - £72 & £69 Woodhall, £68 Westburnhope

Crossbred (Av £71.46) – £89 Satley, £87 Springwell, £81 Heatherslaw

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 6th March 2018

Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Geld Cows and Clean Cattle. Incorporated into the weekly sale was the Annual Easter Prize Show and Sale of Prime Cattle which was kindly sponsored by Davidsons Animal Feeds.

Prime Cattle

An increased show of quality butcher’s type cattle sold to an increased ring of purchasers, ensuring all cattle were very well bid for.

Judging the pre-sale show was left in the very capable hands of Thomas Stephenson, West Mill Hills Fresh Meats, Haydon Bridge. After much deliberation he picked his worthy champion, which was a super Charolais x Heifer consigned by regular consignors, Messrs A Hall & Sons, Barker House.

The Champion Heifer went under the hammer to realise 259.5ppk and £1468.77

Again many more prime cattle are required on a weekly basis to satisfy demand at this centre. Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297 or 01434 605444 for further enquiries.

Prime Cattle Show

Best Heifer             1st Barker House   

                               2nd Low Leam

                               3rd Jubilee Buildings

Best Steer              1st Low Leam          

Overall Champion - M/s Hall, Barker House (Charolais x)

Reserve Champion – M/s Scott, Low Leam (Blonde A’Quitaine x)

Limousin Heifers – 259.5p Low Leam, 233.5p Flotterton, 220.5p Flotterton

Blonde Heifers – 259.5p Low Leam, 220.5p Jubilee Buildings

Charolais Heifers – 259.5p Barker House, 221.5p Flotterton

British Blue Heifers – 247.5p Beaumont House

Blonde Steers – 229.5p Low Leam

Blonde Steers – £1471.10 Low Leam

Charolais Heifers – £1468.77 Barker House, £1306.62Flotterton

Blonde Heifers – £1389.89 & £1360.49 Jubilee Buildings, £1315.67 Low Leam

Limousin Heifers – £1388.33 Low Leam, £1375.32 & £1338.44 Flotterton

British Blue Heifers - £1329.08 Beaumont House

OTM

All classes of geld cows in great demand. Topping at 187.5ppk and £1573

More cows are required and actively sought after for next week’s sale. Please contact our Auctioneers on 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

British Blue – 187.5p Square House

Limousin – 171.5p & 150.5p Square House, 142.5p East Butsfield, 139.5p Tenter House, 135.5p Crowhall

Angus – 147.5p Flotterton

Simmental – 143.5p Barker House

British Friesian – 135.5p Fellside

British Blue – £1573.13 Square House

Limousin – £1253.67 & £1208.52 Square House, £1158.53 East Butsfield

Luing - £1215.06 Low Chesterhope

Angus – £1050.20 Flotterton, £996.77 Ridley Farm

British Friesian - £997.28 Fellside

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Prime Hoggs were an excellent trade again this week.

Top price per head £120 for Texel x from M/s Reed & Hill, Lingey Field.

Top price per head 278.6p for Texel x from M/s Proctor, New Dotland.

Texel x – £120 Lingey Field, £117 New Dotland, £115 East Greenridge & New Dotland, £114.50 Baal Hill & South Acton, £113 Colepike, £112.50 Baal Hill, Springwell (x2) & West Shields, £110 Blackburn, £109 Blackburn, South Acton, Lingey Field & New Dotland, £108 (x2) Middle Heads, £106.50 South Acton, £106 East Greenridge & Springwell Cottage, £105 Lingey Field, £104 (x2), £103.50 & £103 West Shields, £102 Springwell, £100 Springwell Cottage, Great Chesters, South Acton, Springwell & West Shields, £99 Middle Heads & Springwell (x3), £97.50 New Dotland, £96.50 Springwell Cottage

278.6p New Dotland, £270p (x2) Middle Heads, 265.9p Lingey Field, 261.6p Springwell, 259.5p Blackburn, 252.4p East Greenridge, 247.6p & 245.2p West Shields, 244.9p Blackburn, 243.9p West Shields, 240.9p Springwell Cottage, 239.6p East Greenridge, 238.1p Springwell Cottage, 235.2p West Shields, 226.5p Springwell, 226.4p Lingey Field, 225p Baal Hill, 220.2p Baal Hill & South Acton, 220p Middle Heads, 217.4p South Acton (x2), 217p Springwell, 215.9p Springwell Cottage, 214.8p Blackburn, 214.4p Springwell Cottage, 213.7p South Acton, 213.4p East Cocklaw, 213.3p Springwell (x2), 213.2p Colepike, 212.5p Springwell Cottage212.2p West Shields & Great Chesters, 212p New Dotland

Suffolk x – £109.50 Colepike, £109 Lunns House, £108 & £106 New Dotland, £104 & £95.50 Lunns House, £94 Baal Hill

225.5p New Dotland, 219p Colepike, 213.8p Lunns House, 209.8p Baal Hill, 207.6p Lunns House, 203.8p New Dotland, 201.9p Lunns House, 200p Baal Hill & Lunns House

Lleyn x – £97 & 210.9p Blackburn

Charollais x - £115 & £109.50 & £102 Colepike

219p & 212.5p Colepike, 203.5p East Cocklaw, 201.8p Colepike

Mule – £109 & £98 New Dotland, £91.50 Great Chesters, £91 & £90.50 Baal Hill

217.9p Great Chesters, 210.5p Baal Hill, 204.2p New Dotland, 202.2p Baal Hill, 201.9p New Dotland, 193.3p The Stobbs

Blackface - £106 New Dotland, £97.50 The Stobbs, £94.50 Great Chesters, £89 Great Chesters & New Dotland, £84 East Cocklaw

221.6p The Stobbs, 214.8p & 211.9p Great Chesters, 210p East Cocklaw, 197.8p 196.3p New Dotland

Swaledale - £81 & 207.7p Baal Hill