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Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 19th March 2019

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Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 15th March 2019

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YFC Overwintering Competition | Friday 15th March 2019

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Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 12th March 2019

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Store & Breeding Cattle & Store Sheep | Friday 8th March 2019

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Show Report

Hexham & Northern Marts held their Special March prize show and sale of store cattle with show ring potential over two days and offered a catalogued entry of 561 head which included a separate schedule of Thirty-Four show calves.

The prize show was held on the evening of Thursday 7th and saw perhaps the best entry of top quality calves since the inception of the new pre-sale show format several years ago.  The show was kindly sponsored by Armstrong Watson Accountants, Yorkshire Bank and Scott, Mitchell & Associates Veterinary Surgeons and saw Three Thousand Pounds in prize money awarded over twelve classes.  Presiding as the first ever lady judge for this now highly regarded event was Mrs Lin Calcraft, Honiton, Devon, and many of the assembled crowd from across all four home nations commented on the first-class professional manner in which she approached her remit.

From the preliminary breed classes Mrs Calcraft selected her male and female champions and as the tension mounted these two were brought forward in contention for The John Davison Perpetual Millenium Trophy and the £1000 cash prize presented to the Overall Champion.

With two outstanding Tynedale bred calves stood before her the judge gave each animal her full consideration, as she had with each and every exhibit on the night and stepped forward to tap out a sublime Limousin cross steer calf from Messrs E Telfer & Sons, Newton High House, Stocksfield as her Overall Champion.  The steely-blue bullock at a little over eight months of age had been turned out to perfection by Malcolm Telfer & Helen Claxton and stood, walked and handled impeccably on the halter having earlier taken the Male Championship and the ‘halter trained’ Limousin Steer Class first prize rosette.

Without hesitation Mrs Calcraft was then swift to award the Reserve Champion rosette to the Female Champion calf which was a sharp and stylish red Limousin cross heifer just short of twelve months of age from John Smith-Jackson, High Town.  This one had previously taken the first prize rosette in the ‘unhaltered’ Limousin Heifer Class and headed up a four strong team of calves from the long-time lauded and Haltwhistle based exhibitor of top quality show calves at this centre.

Prize Show Results

Limousin or Limousin x Steer Unhaltered
1st Glebe Farm – Rochester & Murray
2nd Agars Hill – J Lee & Sons
3rd Morley Hill – J Lee & Sons

Limousin or Limousin x Steer Halter Trained
1st Newton High House – E Telfer & Son
2nd High Town – JW Smith-Jackson
3rd Glebe Farm – Rochester & Murray

British Blue or British Blue x Steer Halter Trained
1st Glebe Farm – Rochester & Murray
2nd Newton High House – E Telfer & Son
3rd Harwood Shield – R & MJ Lee

Limousin or Limousin x Heifer Unhaltered
1st High Town – JW Smith-Jackson
2nd Morley Hill – J Lee & Sons
3rd East Unthank – WD & B Thompson

Limousin or Limousin x Halter Trained
1st  Glebe Farm – Rochester & Murray
2nd Harwood Shield – R & MJ Lee
3rd Harwood Shield – R & MJ Lee

British Blue or British Blue x Heifer Unhaltered
1st East Unthank – WD & B Thompson
2nd Hard Riding – J & A Moralee

British Blue or British Blue x Heifer Halter Trained
1st Newton High House – E Telfer & Son
2nd Hard Riding – J & A Moralee
3rd Harwood Shield – R & MJ Lee
Male Champion
E Telfer & Son, Newton High House
  (Limousin X Steer Halter Trained)
Reserve Male Champion
JW Smith-Jackson, High Town
  (Limousin x Steer Halter Trained)
Female Champion
JW Smith-Jackson, High Town
  (Limousin x Heifer Unhaltered)
Reserve Female Champion
Rochester & Murray, Glebe Far
 (Limousin x Heifer Halter Trained)

Overall Champion
E Telfer & Son, Newton High House
  Limousin x Steer, Halter Trained
Reserve Champion
JW Smith-Jackson, High Town
   Limousin x Heifer Unhaltered

Pen of Four Cattle
1st Paradise – P Tindale
2nd Paradise – P Tindale

The company would like to extend grateful thanks to all involved in the show and especially our judge, sponsors, prize winners and all exhibitors without whom such a spectacle and platform for the top quality cattle produced in our catchment area would not be possible.  The interest generated by this now firmly established event was evident by the encouraging crowd of onlookers from all over the UK and surely highlights our region as one of the leading cattle producing areas in the country. 

Sale Report

With the ceremony of the show dispensed with, business proper began the next day with a full crowd of buyers gathered at the Hexham ringside and whilst the normal format of such a sale report would begin with the values attained by the older, forward cattle this sale and this report will break from the norm to announce a new centre record achieved for a commercial beef animal at Hexham Auction Mart.

Exhibited within the entry of show calves the previous day and unplaced due to a slight upset on the halter the auctioneers are pleased to announce that the sum of £5600 was attained for an outstanding seven month old home-bred Limousin cross heifer calf from regular consignor, local breeder and nationally acclaimed showman John Smith-Jackson, High Town.  The sweet and sparky red heifer with bags of outlook and potential was presented for sale, purely by co-incidence following the Overall Champion and Reserve Champion animals however it was evident that the contingent of show calf aficionado’s that had gathered to vie for their selected summer show specimens had collectively recognised the promise this one held.  With a flurry of bidding from the outset it was clear that this was a special animal and it quickly travelled past the previous centre record of £4300 set in 2015 to stall briefly at the round figure of five thousand before going on to settle at £5600 with the hammer falling in favour of Messrs Wilkinson & Marwood, Leyburn, North Yorkshire.  The company would like to congratulate Mr Smith-Jackson for his success and continued business through the auction rings at Hexham Auction Mart and wish Messrs Wilkinson & Marwood the best of luck with their purchase.

With interest in this special show sale growing year on year a number of calves sold on the day to exceed vendors expectations and these included the following;

Overall Champion – Messrs Telfer, Newton High House; £3400
Reserve Champion – Messrs Smith-Jackson, High Town; £2700
2nd Prize Limousin Steer - Messrs Smith-Jackson, High Town; £1800
Female Reserve Champion – Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm; £1500
1st Prize British Blue Cross Heifer – Messrs Thompson, East Unthank; £1460
1st Prize British Blue Cross Steer - Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm; £1400
2nd Prize British Blue Cross Heifer - Messrs Telfer, Newton High House; £1380

Outwith the show cattle a firm trade was evident throughout however older, forward stores appeared easier on the week, leading this trade was a hefty Limmy cross steer at 20 months from Messrs Milburn, Holling Hill which realised £1325.

The bulk of the catalogue was made up of top quality yearling types for which this centre and this sale are renowned, with highlights too numerous to mention in their entirety a leading example of the trade would be that experienced by Messrs Lee, Harwood Shield, Hexhamshire who came forward with their annual consignment of cattle of outstanding quality and saw reward for their efforts selling steers to £1235 and heifers to £1320 and averaging £1148 throughout for 16.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1030 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1245 Blackburn, £1200 Luns House, £1075 Fallowfield, £1020 East Kildarroch, £1000 Fallowfield

Limousin x heifers - £1090 Holling Hill, £1030 & £1000 (x2) Luns House

Simmental x steers – £1120 Blackburn, £1105 High Trewhitt

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1270 & £1240 Rare Dean, £1120 Thornley Hall, £1035 Coldwell

Charolais x heifers – £1110 Springwell Farm, £1095 Grange Farm & Whins Farm (x2), £1085 Whins Farm, £1070 Whins Farm & Springwell Farm, £1060 (x3), £1025 & £1005 Whins Farm

Limousin x steers – £1325 Holling Hill, £1300 & £1290 Blackburn, £1235 Luns House, £1230 Blackburn, £1225 Luns House, £1190 & £1180 Berry Edge, £1110 Luns House, £1080 Berry Edge, £1005 Duddo Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1270 Berry Edge & Hard Riding, £1210 & £1180 Holling Hill, £1150 & £1085 Hammershield, £1055 Lowfield, £1010 Luns House, £1005 Lowfield

British Blue x steers - £1080 High Trewhitt

British Blue x heifers – £995 High Warden

Simmental x steers – £995 East Kildarroch

Angus x steers -£1020 East Kildarroch

Angus x heifers – £1025 Lowfield

Hereford x steers - £930 Duddo Hill

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1220 Rusheylaw, £1190 Tenter House, £1175 Rusheylaw, £1165, £1140 & £1105 Grange Farm, £1100 Low Middleton, West Shields & Errington Red House, £1090 Grange Farm, £1080 Springwell, £1075 Rusheylaw, £1060 Tenter House (x2), £1050 Springwell, £1040 & £1020 West Shields, £1000 Tenter House, £995 High Trewitt, £975 Tenter House

Charolais x heifers - £1145 & £1090 Grange Farm, £1045 Rusheylaw, £1035 Tenter House, £1000 Grange Farm, £990 Tenter House & West Shields, £940 Rusheylaw, £930 West Wharmley

Limousin x steers – £1210 Midgeholme, £1190 Ricknall Grange & Morley Hill, £1185 Midgeholme, £1160 North Cocklake, £1155 Harwood Shield, £1150 Rusheylaw & Glebe Farm (x2), £1130 Low Middleton, Ricknall Grange & Harwood Shield, £1100 Rusheylaw & Midgeholme, £1090 Harwood Shield, £1080 Ricknall Grange, £1070 Agars Hill & Ross Farm, £1065 North Cocklake & Rusheylaw, £1060 East Unthank & Ross Farm, £1040 Ross Farm, £1020 Tenter House & Agars Hill, £1010 Ross Farm & Errington Red House, £1005 Rusheylaw, £1000 Agars Hill, £995 East Loanend, £990 Chirdon, £980 High Trewhitt & Ricknall Grange, £970 Chesters, Agars Hill, Ross Farm & Evistones (x2)

Limousin x heifers – £2700 High Town, £1500 Glebe Farm, £1320 East Unthank & Harwood Shield, £1240 Harwood Shield, £1150 North Cocklake, £1140 Ricknall Grange, £1125 Morley Hill, £1105 Low Middleton, £1095 Midgeholme, £1090 Chesters, £1070 Midgeholme & Harwood Shield, £1000 Midgeholme, £980 Ricknall Grange, £975 Morley Hill, £970 Low Middleton, £950 Settlingstones (x3)

British Blue x steers – £1400 Glebe Farm, £1235 Harwood Shield, £1180 Ricknall Grange, £1070 Harwood Shield, £950 Thornley Hall

British Blue x heifers – £1460 East Unthank, £1175, £1165 & £1135 Hard Riding, £1100 North Cocklake

Simmental x steers – £1100 Morley Hill, £1055 Springwell, £980 High Trewhitt

Angus x steers –£1085 & £1010 Springwell

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1125, £1035, £1020 & £930 Errington Red House

Limousin x steers – £3400 Newton High House, £1800 High Town, £1190 Harwood Shield, £1170 & £1160 Agars Hill, £1080 Ricknall Grange, £1060 Middle Horsleyhope, £1050 Morley Hill (x2), £1030 Errington Red House, £970 Middle Horsleyhope, £950 East Loanend (x2), Grindon Hill & Nilston Rigg

Limousin x heifers – £5600 High Town, £1200 Harwood Shield, £1180 Harwood Shield & Agars Hill, £1100 & £1050 Harwood Shield, £1030 Woodhall, £1010 Grindon Hill, £970 Middle Horsleyhope

British Blue x steers – £1300 Newton High House, £1110 Ricknall Grange, £1090 Harwood Shield, £1080 & £1060 Middle Horsleyhope, £960 Woodhall (x3), £950 East Unthank

British Blue x heifers – £1380 Newton High House, £1220 Harwood Shield, £1140 Middle Horsleyhope, £1035 Harwood Shield, £970 Woodhall

Breeding Cattle

Limousin Bull – 1600gns Luns House

Limousin Heifers with Calves at Foot - £2100, £2050 & £2000 Tosson Glebe

Angus Bulling Heifers - £965 & £930 Windy Hill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Ewes a bit dearer on the week selling to the usual good ring of customers.

Texel - £100 Tarset Hall, £90 Bulls Hill, £87 Greenchesters, £80 Peel Flatt

Texel x – £130 Greenchesters, £100 Holling Hill, Milbourne High House, East Farm & Rowley, £90 Greenchesters, Little Harle & East Farm, £89 Little Harle & East Farm, £88 & £85 Wingates Moor, £84 Milbourne High House, £80 Fern Dene, £78 Brinkburn Newhouses, Wingates Moor, Chattlehope & East Farm, £73 Brinkburn Newhouses, £70 Thockrington & The Ash

Suffolk - £75 & £70 Glebe Farm

Suffolk x – £97 Brinkburn Newhouses & Rowley, £89 Brinkburn Newhouses & East Farm

Leicester - £88 Holling Hill, £80 Blueburn, Little Harle, Townshields & Tarset Hall, £71 Middle Moor, £68 Allenshields, £67 Little Harle

Cheviot – £68 Greenchesters, £64 South Colwell

Mule – £74 Blueburn, £73 Rowley, £72 Milbourne High House, £70 Little Harle, £69 Thockrington, £68 Holling Hill, £64 Nettlesworth West & Blueburn, £62 Amerside Law, £60 Humber Hill & Chattlehope

Blackface – £60 Blueburn, £56 Elsdon Bungalow & Cleughfoot, £54 Blueburn & Townshields, £52 Holling Hill, £51 & £50 Little Harle

Swaledale – £55 Tarset Hall, £50 Allenshields, £42 Tarset Hall

Crossbred - £111 Milbourne High House, £89 Brinkburn Newhouses

Store Hoggs

A mixed show of hoggs forward met a sharp trade for all classes.

Texel - £92 Greenchesters

Texel x – £89Brinkburn Newhouses & Greenchesters, £87 Greenchesters, £82 Yetlington Lane, £77.50 Tosson Tower, £76.50 Normans Riding, £75 Nettlesworth West & Yetlington Lane, £74.50 Cowbyre, £74 Yetlington Lane & Ochrelands, £73.50 Humber Hill, £73 Normans Riding, £71.50 Ochrelands, £70.50 East Farm, £70 Normans Riding, Wingates Moor, Low West House & Percy Arms

Suffolk - £65 Brinkburn Newhouses

Suffolk x – £75.50 Brixter Hill, £75 Allenheads Farm, £73.50 East Farm, £72 Brinkburn Newhouses, £71.50 Brixter Hill, £70.50 Thockrington, £67.50 Nettlesworth West, £66 Amerside Law, £65.50 Settlingstones, £64.50 Ross Farm, £64 Allenheads Farm

Leicester – £77 Blueburn, £60 Farneyshield

Zwartbles - £69 & £68 Warden Law

Cheviot x - £66, £64.50 & £64 Flotterton

Mule – £75 Brinkburnhope & Humber Hill, £70.50 Cowbyre, £69.50 Allenheads Farm, £68 & £66 Farneyshield, £65 Allenheads Farm

Blackface – £59 Cowbyre, £54.50 Amerside Law, £54 Elsdon Bungalow, £52 Cowbyre & Brinkburnhope, £51 Amerside Law

Swaledale - £58 Farneyshield, £55 Low Huntwell, Amerside Law & Allenheads Farm, £54 Allenheads Farm, £50 Amerside Law, £49 Buckshot, £45 Winnows Hill

Jacob - £46 Ross Farm

Crossbred – £68 Amerside Law (x2)

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 5th March 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Smaller entry of Prime Cattle this week but all were keenly bid for and sale was topped by a well fleshed and finished Limousin x heifer from M/s MD&J Stobbs, High Dalton selling for 223.5ppk to Bellingham Craft Butchers.

Limousin Heifers – £1318.65 High Dalton, £1227.63 & £1173.83 Nunwick

223.5p High Dalton, 213.5p & 211.5p Nunwick

Charolais Heifers – £1282.14 & 209.5p Flotterton

OTM

An increased entry of cast cows this week with more quality on show. Again this week all classes of cows firmer with a slight lift for all sorts observed.

Highest grossing and highest ppk cow came from M.s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne with a Limousin x cow making 167.5ppk or £1197.63

Limousin – £1197.63 Little Swinburne, £1161.45, £1109.95 & £1010.85 Great Chesters, £981.23 Carry House, £963.90 Great Chesters, £959.34 Houselope Grange, £947.21 Little Swinburne, £906.50 Houselope Grange, £871.50 Great Chesters, £858.75 Colepike, £853.83 Little Swinburne, £824.60 Crowhall, £790.05 Little Swinburne, £780.50 High Dalton

167.5p Little Swinburne, 146.5p & 140.5p Great Chesters, 139.5p Little Swinburne, 135.5p Houselope Grange, 133.5p Great Chesters & Carry House, 127.5p & 124.5p Great Chesters, 122.5p Houselope Grange & Little Swinburne, 116.5p Crowhall, 114.5p Little Swinburne & Colepike, 111.5p High Dalton

Angus -£1003.80 Flotterton, £893.97 Great Chesters, £843.15 Little Swinburne

119.5p Flotterton, 115.5p Great Chesters, 109.5p Flotterton & Little Swinburne

British Blue – £1085.36 Carry House, £936.23 Little Swinburne, £887.40 The Fawns, £872.95 Aydonshields

133.5p Carry House, 130.5p The Fawns, 125.5p Little Swinburne, 113.5p North Cocklake, 110.5p Aydonshields

Blonde - £1047.76 Colepike, £1040.64 Low Leam

135.5p Low Leam, 134.5p Colepike

Beef Shorthorn - £1099.34 & 131.5p Great Chesters

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A very similar show of hoggs forward. Best handy weight sorts still good to sell although the sale average was back 5p in line with the national trend.

Texel x – £94 West Shields, £92.50 Middle Heads, £90 Bensons Fell & East Matfen (x2), £88 West Shields, £87 Bensons Fell & Springwell, £86 Milbourne High House & West Shields (x2), £85 Springwell Cottage & Molesden, £84 Low West House (x3), Springwell Cottage, Milbourne High House & West Shields, £83.50 Middle Heads, £83 Bensons Fell, £82.50 Baal Hill, £82 Molesden (x2), New Dotland & Morrowfield, £81 Springwell Cottage, £80.50 Springwell, New Dotland & West Shields, £80 Baal Hill, Milbourne High House & Middle Heads 

237.8p West Shields, 236.8p East Matfen, 221.1p & 215.4p Low West House, 214.3p East Matfen, 212.5p Springwell Cottage, 209.8p West Shields, 208.8p New Dotland, 207.1p Springwell, 205p Molesden, 204.9p West Shields, 204.8p Milbourne High House, 202.6p Springwell Cottage, 200p Low West House & Springwell Cottage, 192.7p Middle Heads, 185.4p & 181.3p Molesden, 180.6p West Shields, 178.7p Milbourne High House, 178.4p Springwell, 176.8p West Shields, 176.2p Springwell, 175p Springwell & Morrowfield

Suffolk x – £85 (x2) & £81.50 Morrowfield, £80.50 New Dotland, £80.50 Middle Heads

167.7p New Dotland, 166.3p & 157.4p Morrowfield, 151.9p Middle Heads

Beltex x – £94 & £90 Low West House

225p & 223.8p Low West House

Cheviot x- £74.50 & £72.50 Flotterton

181.7p & 181.3p Flotterton

Mule – £70 & 166.7p Baal Hill

Swaledale - £61.50 & 166.2p Baal Hill

 

Cast Ewes and Rams

 

Mule ewes to £66.50 from Morrowfield.

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 1st March 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a catalogued entry of 553 head drawn from a wide catchment area including the local counties of Northumberland, County Durham & Cumbria and also from a distance with consignments travelled to vendors advantage from Ecclefechan, Lockerbie as well as Whauphill and Sorbie, Newton Stewart.

With a more mixed show of older cattle on offer this class sold marginally easier on the week, topping at £1310 for steers and £1280 for heifers. The former was a shapely black limousin bullock at 20 months of age from Richard Johnson & Sons, West Wharmley, Hexham whilst the latter; a very correct black heifer with bags of potential as either a feeder or a breeder at 20 months of age will undoubtedly be put to the bull having sold well for breeder Ian Potts, Redburn, Weardale, County Durham.

The middle order of cattle aged 11-17 months continue to meet with keen demand at Hexham from consistent return purchasers and many regular seasonal vendors of high end sorts have reported increased averages on the year. This age class peaked at £1205 for a smart Limousin cross steer from Brian Storey, Woodhead, Haltwhistle at 13 months of age whilst Robert Armstrong, East Fourstones, Hexham sold the dearest Charolais steer; a strong square sort at 16 months which hit £1185. A trio of single Limousin cross steers, all at 12-13 months all cashed at £1180; the first from Messrs Nixon, Longlea, Wark; the next from Messrs Nixon, Stotsfold, Hexhamshire and the third from Messrs Charlton, Whiteside on The Roman Wall.

The youngest class of cattle; those up to 10 months of age were similarly sought after although buyers were working with a keen eye towards shapelier sorts which resulted in lesser types being harder to place. A welcomed return to the Hexham store ring saw Andrew Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, Morpeth sell his best; a pure bred bullock with style and shape for £1080 at only 8 months of age highlighting the quality within his pedigree Limousin herd at home. The same vendor sold six in total at the same age to average £1021 throughout to complete a satisfying days trading for Messrs Proctor.

Dennis and Stuart Charlton enjoyed a similar trade for their run from Whiteside and sold three well-bred ¾ limmy steers at £1070 and another at £1050 with buyer interest a-plenty whilst a heifer from the same district from Ridley and David Milburn, Wallend, Gilsland sold well at £1020 to a regular Tyne Valley based buyer.

Entries are now invited for the Special March Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle which will take place over two days next week. The prize show, which will see £3000 in prize money up for grabs will take place on the evening of Thursday 7th with the sale of top quality cattle from noted herdmasters from across our region taking place on Friday 8th.  Producers wishing to enter cattle for either the show classes and/or the sale should contact the auctioneers on 01434 605444 by 11am on Monday 4th March.

Leading prices;        

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1310 West Wharmley, £1260 Blackburn, £1210, £1200 & £1195 Luns House, £1180 Duddo Hill, £1080 East Kildarroch, £1050 Duddo Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1010 High Warden, £990 East Uppertown

Angus x steers - £1090 East Kildarroch

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1020 Duddo Hill

Hereford x steers - £1050 Haggwood

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1260 Blackburn, £1260 & £1225 Flotterton, £1175 Town Farm Wall, £1140 East Fourstones, £1030 & £1020 Gallowhill

Charolais x heifers – £1260 & £1200 Flotterton, £1185, £1180 & £1060 West Wharmley

Limousin x steers – £1250 Quarry House, £1245 Luns House & Quarry House, £1240 Blackburn, £1215 Milbourne High House, £1210 Blackburn & Woodhead, £1190 & £1180 (x2) Corneyside, £1175 Low Horton, £1160 Blackburn, £1155 & £1090 Corneyside, £1060 Duddo Hill, £1025 Duddo Hill & Rennys Barn, £1020 Rennys Barn, £1000 Duddo Hill, East Kildarroch & Bellshiel

Limousin x heifers – £1280 & £1160 Redburn, £1140 Corneyside, £1135 Milbourne High House & West Wharmley, £1110 Hammershield, £1080 Milbourne High House, £1060 Milbourne High House, Corneyside & Brackenthwaite, £1050 Hammershield, £1035 Corneyside, £1030 Hammershield, £1015 Corneyside, £995 Hammershield, £975 Rogerley Hall

British Blue x steers - £1050 High Warden, £1010 Rennys Barn

British Blue x heifers – £1040 High Warden, £985 East Kildarroch

Simmental x steers – £1030 East Fourstones

Simmental x heifers – £1040 High Warden, £950 East Kildarroch

Angus x steers -£1260, £1175, £1155, £1110 & £1055 Gallowhill, £1040 Lowfield, £1030 Gallowhill, £995 Brackenthwaite

Angus x heifers – £1050 High Warden, £1030 Low Horton

Hereford x steers - £1070 Haggwood

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1185 & £1080 East Fourstones, £1060 Raggetsyke, £1050 Redsteads, £1040 East Fourstones, £995 Westburnhope, £990 Hedley West & Raggetsyke

Charolais x heifers - £1055 East Fourstones

Limousin x steers – £1205 Woodhead, £1180 Longlea, Stotsfold & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1150 Lowfield, £1115 Allenshields, £1100 Rogerley Hall & Lowfield, £1090 Woodhead, Rogerley Hall & Town Farm Wall (x2), £1080 Woodhead & Longlea, £1070 Rogerley Hall, £1065 Woodhead, £1060 Lowfield, £1050 Town Farm Wall, Wallend & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1045 Allenshields, £1025 Lowfield, £1000 Stotsfold, Rogerley Hall, Lowfield & Pinfold House, £995 White House Eastgate, £990 East Uppertown, Lowfield & Todhillwood, £985 (x2) White House Eastgate

Limousin x heifers – £1055 Stoney Flatt, £1050 Brackenthwaite, Town Farm Wall & Chesters, £1030 Quarry House, £985 Woodhead & Rogerley Hall, £970 Stoney Flatt, £965 Rogerley Hall, £940 Kingswood

Simmental x steers – £1060, £1055, £1040, £1035 (x2) & £1020 Ross Farm, £990 Low Horton, £980& £970 Ross Farm

Simmental x heifers – £945 Hedley West

Angus x steers – £1130 Low Horton, £1130 Lowfield

Hereford x steers - £945 Lowfield

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £910 Throp Hill

Limousin x steers – £1080 Swarland Old Hall, £1070 Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), Swarland Old Hall & Kingswood, £1050 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1030 Swarland Old Hall, £1010 Rogerley Hall, £1000 Swarland Old Hall (x2), £990 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £950 Swarland Old Hall, £940 Wallend, £930 Kingswood

Limousin x heifers – £1020 Wallend, £965 Allenshields

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Hexham and Northern held its weekly catalogued sale of 664 cast sheep where it was noticed all sorts would be slightly sharper on the week.
Heavy ewes topped at £116 for Suffolks from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.
Mule ewes again sharper with two pens from M/s A Turnbull & Son, Swan Farm, Stannington and M/s JG Clarkson & Ptns, Elrington Hall sold to £73
Cheviot ewes sold to a high of £82 from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.
A poorer show of horned ewes this week with less flesh about. 
Blackface ewes from M/s H&L Morshead, Harsondale sold to £59

Texel - £84 Townfoot Woodburn, £81 Throstle Nest, £80 Nilston Rigg, £78 Errington Red House, £74 East Haydon, £70 East Highridge, £66 Grange House, £64 Fallowfield, Crescent Farm & Grange House

Texel x – £112 Townfoot Slaley, £107 High Eshells, £104 East Matfen, £100 East Matfen & Nunwick, £96 Townfoot Slaley, £95 East Matfen, £92 Errington Red House, £90 Fallowfield & Grange House, £89 Cowbyre & High Eshells, £86 Nunwick & Linacres, £85 Grange House, £82 Willimoteswick, £79 East Haydon, £78 Linacres & Nilston Rigg, £75 Agars Hill & Hackford, £73 Errington, £72 Townfoot Slaley, £71 North Cocklake, £70 Errington Red House & Thornton Tower, £68 North Cocklake, £66 Swan Farm & Causey Burn

Suffolk - £116 Flotterton

Suffolk x – £84 & £82 Grange House, £82 Nilston Rigg & East Haydon, £78 Crescent Farm, £70 Nilston Rigg, £67 Swan Farm, £60 Causey Burn

Leicester - £77 Flotterton

Cheviot – £82, £77, £67 & £65 Flotterton, £64 & £50 South Colwell,

Cheviot Mule – £55 Barrasford Green

Mule – £73 Swan Farm & Elrington Hall, £72 Flotterton, £71 Nunwick, £70 Dyke Nook & Errington, £68 Cowbyre, £67 High Eshells & East Haydon, £66 Willimoteswick, £64 Cowbyre, Hackford & Willimoteswick, £62 Errington Red House, £60 Swan Farm & Linacres, £58 Blackhalls, £57 Fallowfield & Capheaton New Houses

Blackface – £59 Harsondale, £58 Dyke Nook, £54 Flotterton, £46 Davyshiel & Thornton Tower, £44 Nilston Rigg

Swaledale – £52 Bulls Hill, £50 Hackford, £48 Hesleywell, £46 Dyke Nook, £40 White House Eastgate

Crossbred - £86 Linacres & Nunwick

Store Hoggs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 1027 Store Hoggs.  This week the trade bucked the current fat trade and would be dearer on the week, especially the better export type hoggs.  There was a noticeable demand for longer keeping hoggs also with several potential purchasers going home and needing more sheep.
The sale this week was topped by Mr A Walker, Newbiggin Farm, Hexham with Dutch Texels selling to £102.  The same vendor sold sheep to £100
Horned lambs saw a high of £70 for Blackface hoggs from M/s RJ&J Raine, Townfoot, East Woodburn.
More hoggs needed these next few weeks to meet buyers demand.  Please call Drew Patrick 07854361967 or the Office on 01434 605444 for entries and enquiries.

Texel - £78 & £71 Crescent Farm

Texel x – £90 North Cocklake, £89 Burmoor, £87 New Hall & Nettlesworth West, £86 High Alderheads & North Cocklake, £85 Errington (x2), Longlea Netherwitton, Throstle Nest & Capheaton New Houses, £84.50 North Cocklake, £84 (x2) Burmoor, £83 Errington (x2), Burmoor, High Alderheads & Nettlesworth West, £82 Swan Farm, £81.50 Crescent Farm & Nettlesworth West, £80 Errington, £79.50 Swan Farm & White House Eastgate, £79 Linacres & High Alderheads, £78 Nunwick, £77.50 Hedley Park & White House Eastgate, £77 High Yarridge, £76 Crescent Farm, Dene House & Cowbyre, £75 Nettlesworth West

Dutch Texel x - £102, £100 & £93 Newbiggen Hill, £88 Little Swinburne, £85 Willimoteswick & Little Swinburne, £81.50 Willimoteswick, £72 Little Swinburne

Suffolk x – £83 East Fourstones, £74 High Alderheads & East Fourstones, £72 Nettlesworth West, £70.50 Dene House, £70 Swan Farm, £69.50 Low Greenley Cleugh, £69 High Alderheads & Capheaton New Houses (x2), £66 East Haydon, £64 Causey Burn & West Kirkheaton, £63 High Yarridge

Beltex x - £93 Throstle Nest, £92 & £86.50 Dotland Park, £84 Throstle Nest, £80, £74.50 & £71 Highside, £67 Throstle Nest

Cheviot x - £66 Nunwick

Cheviot Mule - £66 Barrasford Green

Mule – £69.50 Cowbyre, £66 Winnows Hill, £60 Cowbyre, £56.50 High Yarridge

Blackface – £70 Townfoot Woodburn, £55 & £54 (x2) Cowbyre, £48 Townfoot Woodburn

Swaledale - £68 Gleedlee

Jacob - £46 Crescent Farm

Crossbred – £74 Capheaton New Houses

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Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 26th February 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A good show of clean cattle this week with more numbers forward.  Clean heifers would be slightly easier on the week, selling to 219.5ppk for a Limousin x heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.
A nice run of well fleshed Angus steers this week from M/s RH Hopps & Son, Manor Farm, Co Durham sold to 199.5ppk

Limousin Steers - £1256.40 & £1247.53 Manor Farm

179.5p & 174.5p Manor Farm

Limousin Heifers – £1255.54, £1220.36 & £1132.95 Flotterton, £1090.32 Tone Hall, £987.23 Manor Farm

219.5p, 211.5p & 207.5p Flotterton, 206.5p Tone Hall, 183.5p Manor Farm

Charolais Heifers – £1195.64 Tone Hall, £1190.03 Flotterton

206.5p Tone Hall, 193.5p Flotterton
 
Angus Steers - £1266.83, £1246.05, £1238.25, £1205.60 & £1188.17 Manor Farm

199.5p, 190.5p, 189.5p, 183.5p & 175.5p Manor Farm

OTM

Cast Cows would maintain last week’s trade with leaner cows again in demand for further finishing.
Sale was topped by a Limousin cow from M/s JE Henderson & Sons, Burntongues, realising £1113.70 selling to Mr G Chapman.
M/s WH Smith & Sons, West Shields, Co Durham selling to 167.5ppk.
A grand British Blue x cow from M/s GH & A Walton, Farnbury, Alston sold to 147.5ppk

Limousin – £1113.70 Burntongues, £954.66 East Matfen, £881 West Grange, £860.30 Crowhall, £838.35 & £755.91 Manor Farm

129.5p Burntongues, 124.5p Crowhall, 123.5p East Matfen, 121.5p Manor Farm, 119.5p West Grange, 116.5p Dykehead, 114.5p Manor Farm

Angus - £979.88 & £774.35 West Shields

167.5p West Shields

British Blue – £976.45 Farnbury, £966.53 East Matfen

147.5p Farnbury, 122.5p East Matfen

Simmental - £790.02 Manor Farm, £783.15 Hackford

115.5p Manor Farm, 113.5p Hackford

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A few more hoggs forward and sold well with the overall average 2p dearer on the week for not quite as good a show.

Texel x – £104 Palm Strothers, £100 East Matfen, £98 East Matfen & Palm Strothers, £97 Aydonshields & Palm Strothers, £96 East Matfen, £95 Springwell Cottage, East Matfen & Palm Strothers, £92 New Dotland (x2), £91 Great Bavington, £90 New Dotland, Blackburn (x2), Middle Heads & Palm Strothers, £89 Palm Strothers (x2), £88 & £86.50 Middle Heads, £86 Great Bavington & Springwell Cottage, £85.50 Matfen High House (x2), £83.50 Matfen High House & Low Eshells (x2), £83 Baal Hill, £82 New Dotland, Matfen High House, Blackburn (x2) & Aydonshields (x2), £81.50 Springwell Cottage, West Shields & Low Eshells

255.3p Aydonshields, 241.9p & 236.6p Palm Strothers, 234.2p East Matfen, 233.3p Palm Strothers & East Matfen, 231.7p Palm Strothers, 226.2p Springwell Cottage, 225p Blackburn, 224.4p New Dotland, 219.5p Blackburn, 215.9p East Matfen, 211.6p Great Bavington, 210.3p Matfen High House, 209.8p Springwell Cottage, 206.4p West Shields, 190.2p Aydonshields, 189.5p Low Eshells, 189.4p Palm Strothers (x2), 186.4p Blackburn, 185.2p East Matfen, 183.3p West Shields, 182.9p Blackburn & Springwell Cottage, 182.2p Aydonshields, 181.8p, 181p & 180.5p West Shields, 180p Middle Heads & Palm Strothers

Suffolk x – £100 Baal Hill, £88.50 New Dotland, £86.50 Middle Heads, £85 New Dotland, £84 Blackburn, £83 New Dotland & Luns House, £82 Baal Hill, £80 New Dotland, £79.50 Low Eshells, £79 Great Bavington

188.6p & 181.8p New Dotland, 179.6p Great Bavington, 176.7p Low Eshells, 174.5p Baal Hill, 172.9p Luns House, 169.6p Middle Heads, 167.9p Great Bavington, 166.7p New Dotland, 164.7p Blackburn

Beltex x – £108 Palm Strothers, £100 Matfen High House

257.1p Palm Strothers, 181.8p Matfen High House

Bleu D’Maine x - £94 & 223.8p Low Eshells

Mule – £75 & 178.6p Baal Hill

Swaledale - £65 & 166.7p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Ewes to £61 from Matfen High House.

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 22nd February 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a catalogued entry of 438 head of predominantly suckler beef bred types and once again all classes were dearer on the week with many vendors reporting considerable increases on the year.

Trade peaked at £1370 for a super Limousin cross steer at 20 months of age from Messrs Walton, Ogle Castle which displayed all the traits of quality required by modern day processors.  The Walton family sold 8 strong steers all by the Limmy bull at the same age to average £1284 throughout.

The leading heifer on the day by some considerable margin was a well grown, shapely and thick Limousin cross at 18 months from James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown which quickly scaled to £1340 to be purchased by a local finisher of top quality sorts.

Whilst older, forward cattle saw a rise this may well have been due in part to an improved show of quality however the middle and younger age classes saw the greatest benefit in the lift in trade with yet again more buyers returning to the Hexham ringside buoyed on by mild weather and lengthening daylight hours.

The middle aged bracket; those at 11-17 months were sought after and peaked at £1240 for a powerful and shapely Charolais cross steer at 14 months from the aforementioned James Herdman who sold 16 very similar types to average £1196 and reported an increase on the year.

A super pen of four red Limousin cross steers at 14 months from Messrs Robson, Stoney Flatts, Stockton On Tees, Cleveland sold to the vendors satisfaction at £1230 and this class of steers alone sold well during the entire sale to average £1076 for all in this age bracket.

Heifers at this age peaked at £1165 for a British Blue cross at 12 months from father and son team John and Steven Yeats, Wood House, Coanwood who were justly rewarded for a great run of cattle with trademark ‘Woodhouse’ shape despite being sold late in the day’s proceedings.

A tremendous show of cattle in the youngest age class were brought forward by regular consignors from all over the region with pen after pen of well-shaped calves with style and outlook coming into the ring to vie for buyers attention. Messrs Walton, Greyside, Hexham led this class with a great Limmy bullock at ten months of age which cashed for £1090. This was followed by a pair of very similar sorts from near neighbours Messrs Teasdale, Grindon Hill which sold for £1080 each to lead a smart pen of nine steers that averaged £1046 and four smashing heifers that topped at £1000 and averaged £943 at ten months. Another father and son duo saw their best steer hit the same price of £1080 was that of Brian and Angus Tailford, Beacon Rigg who added to the quality of the show on the day.

Some of the youngest and most sought after cattle were those brought to Hexham from Greenhead, Cumbria by Messrs Milburn, Wallend Farm and the exceptionally well bred calves with bags of shape and potential certainly garnered a deal of attention round the ring.  Two separate lots of steers hit £1050 and with heifers peaking at £995 Ridley and David Milburn took home a well-deserved average of £992 for 14 steers with 5 heifers.

Increased numbers are now required to meet demand and with the main March sales fast approaching our auctioneers would be keen to speak with any producers that are contemplating marketing cattle in the next few weeks.

Leading prices;    

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1180 Broomfield

Charolais x heifers – £1180, £1160 & £1065 Broomfield

Limousin x steers – £1320 & £1275 Lough Green, £1260 Blackburn, £1240, £1220 & £1190 Luns House, £1170 Duddo Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1340 Edlingham Newtown

Simmental x steers – £1285 Bingfield Combe, £1225 Broomfield, £1190, £1170, £1140 & £1120 (x2) Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £1220 & £1110 Broomfield

Angus x steers - £1280, £1200 & £1120 Stoop Rigg

Beef Shorthorn x steers - £1110 Duddo Hill

Hereford x steers – £1050 Broomfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1250 Edlingham Newtown, £1245 Hallington New Houses, £1080 Lowfield

Charolais x heifers – £1110 Hallington New Houses

Limousin x steers – £1370 Ogle Castle, £1320 Blackburn & Ogle Castle, £1290West Witton Row, £1280 Blackburn, Halton Red House, Ogle Castle (x3) & West Witton Row, £1265 Ogle Castle & West Witton Row, £1250 Ogle Castle, £1235 Lough Green, £1230 Ogle Castle, £1195 & £1190 West Witton Row, £1180 Duddo Hill, £1155 Luns House, £1140 East Uppertown, £1100 West Witton Row, £1090 & £1025 East Uppertown, £1000 Duddo Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1260 Halton Red House, £1200, £1190, £1155 & £1145 Ogle Castle

British Blue x steers - £1290 Blackburn

British Blue x heifers – £930 North Cocklake

Simmental x steers – £1225 (x2) & £1130 Broomfield

Angus x steers -£1190, £1140 & £1100 Hallington New Houses, £1060 Duddo Hill & Brackenthwaite, £1000 Allendale Farm, £960 Hedley West

Angus x heifers – £1070 & £965 Grindon Hill

Hereford x steers - £1150, £1095, £1080 & £1030 Lowfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1240 Edlingham Newtown, £1220 Edlingham Newtown & West Shields, £1215, £1200, £1195 (x2), £1190 & £1185 Edlingham Newtown, £1160 Edlingham Newtown & Low Middleton, £1150 Edlingham Newtown & West Shields, £1140, £1130 (x3) & £1080 West Shields, £1020 Lowfield

Charolais x heifers - £970 West Shields

Limousin x steers – £1230 Stoney Flatt, £1210 & £1160 Greyside, £1145 Windy Hill, £1130 Low Ardley, £1110 Greyside, £1100 Lowfield, Grindon Hill & Low Middleton, £1090 Beacon Rigg, £1080 Lowfield & Low Ardley (x2), £1070 & £1060 Greyside, £1040 East Uppertown, Brackenthwaite & Windy Hill, £1035 Brackenthwaite, £1030 Woodhouse, £1015 Windy Hill, £990 East Butsfield

Limousin x heifers – £1110 Greyside, £1090 Low Middleton, £1020 Greyside & Low Ardley, £1010 Greyside (x2), £1000 Greyside & Grindon Hill, £990 Greyside, £975 Greyside & Salmonswell

British Blue x steers – £1170 Woodhouse, £1100 Woodhouse & Windy Hill, £1080 Woodhouse, £1075 Rawfoot, £1070 & £1050 Woodhouse

British Blue x heifers – £1165 Woodhouse, £1065 Rawfoot

Simmental x steers – £1110 Low Middleton

Angus x steers –£1035 Throp Hill

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £975 Throp Hill

Limousin x steers – £1090 Greyside, £1080 Beacon Rigg & Grindon Hill, £1070 Greyside & Grindon Hill (x2), £1065 Willimoteswick, £1050 (x2), £1040 & £1035 Wallend, £1010 (x2) Grindon Hill, £1005 Low Ardley, £1000 Grindon Hill, £985 & £980 Wallend, £965 Bulls Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1025 Bulls Hill, £995 & £985 Wallend

British Blue x steers – £1080 Woodhouse, £1000 (x2) Willimoteswick

British Blue x heifers – £970 & £955 Willimoteswick, £950 Wallend

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 855 cast sheep.  Trade would be slightly easier on the heavy ewes with the better end making £95 - £106.  Leaner sorts held last weeks’ values and were easily cashed.
Sale was topped by two Suffolk tups from M/s W Walton & Sons, Ogle Castle that sold for £108.  Texel x ewes from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope sold to a high of £106

Texel - £90 Cottonshope, £87 Yetlington Lane, £65 Brieredge

Texel x – £106 Middle Horsleyhope, £103 Fell Lane, £100 Middle Horsleyhope, 99 Ogle Castle, £90 Channel Well & The Hott, £88 Aydonshields & Fell Lane, £87 Butterknowes, £85 Aydonshields, The Fawns & Great Chesters, £84 Chesters, Fell Lane & Springwell, £82 Follions, £80 Bridgeford, Birkside, The Fawns, Butterknowes & Follions, £79 Horton Low House, £78 Aydonshields, Bridgeford & Channel Well, £77 Crook Dene & West Raw, £76 Butterknowes, £74 Chesters & Partridge Nest, £72 Channel Well & Bankfoot, £70 Hope Foot, Birkside, Fell Lane & Springwell

Suffolk - £108 Ogle Castle

Suffolk x – £99 Ogle Castle, £90 Horton Low House & Middle Horsleyhope, £88 Aydonshields, £83 Crook Dene, £76 Fell Lane, £64 Horton Low House
Beltex x - £83 & £74 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester - £88 Great Chesters, £86 Dunns Houses, £76 Nookton

Lleyn - £94 Black Callerton

Cheviot – £68 Rosebrough, £60 Cottonshope, £46 Channel Well, £45 Brieredge

Mule – £69 Rusheylaw, £68 Ogle Castle & Fell Lane, £66 Great Chesters, £64 Fairley, £63 Butterknowes, £61 Causey View, £58 Crook Dene, West Raw & Mill Hill, £56 Fairley, Ogle Castle, Rosebrough & Springwell, £55 Nookton, £54 Great Chesters, Crook Dene & Acton, £50 Horton Low House & Gleedlee

Blackface – £76 Rusheylaw, £66 Great Chesters, £60 Rusheylaw, £56 Great Chesters, £55 Dunns Houses, £51 Black Callerton, £50 Great Chesters, Quarry House & West Raw, £46 Dunns Houses, Quarry House, Cottonshope & Hole Farm, £45 Great Chesters, £44 Brieredge (x2)

Swaledale – £45 High Studdon, £42 The Sneep, £40 Glenhill, Nookton & High Studdon, £36 The Uplands & Ouston, £35 Birkside, £34 Ouston & Gleedlee, £30 White Hill

Herdwick - £50 Craigshield

Crossbred - £43 Corby Gates

In Lamb Ewes

A small entry of in-lamb Mule ewes this week with un-scanned gimmers that had run with the Texel tup selling to £115

Mule - £115 Greenlaw Farm

Store Hoggs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 1651 Store Hoggs.  A very mixed show once again this week with more, longer keep hoggs on show.  Trade for the bigger hoggs would be slightly easier and would reflect the recent reduction in the finished hogg price over the past week.
The sale highlight this week was a tremendous entry of pure Beltex hoggs from Mr HC Jewitt, Gracies Farm, Barnard Castle, who took advantage of the Hexham store ring and sold a pen of ten to £116.  The same vendor also sold hoggs to £107
M/s J Browell & Sons, Quarry House Farm sold Texel x hoggs to £106
Blackface hoggs from M/s MG Robson & Son, The Hole, Bellingham sold to £80.
For entries for next week’s sale please call Drew on 07854361967 or the Office on 01434 605444

Texel x – £106 Quarry House, £99 Townfoot Slaley, £97 Causey Burn, £94 Hareshaw Allotment, £92.50 (x2) & £91.50 Townfoot Slaley, £91 Stone Hall, £86 Quarry House, £85 Follions, £84.50 Blackburn, £83.50 Hedley Park, £83 Chesters, £82.50 Yetlington Lane, £80.50 Hedley Park, £80 Heatheridge, Fell Lane, Hareshaw Allotment & Causey Burn, £79 Moorlaws & Hareshaw Allotment, £78.50 Slaterfield Fell & Gracies Farm, £78 Channel Well (x2), £77 Bolam West Houses & Causey Burn, £76 Fell Lane & Chesters, £75 Bankfoot, £74.50 Moorlaws, £74 Gracies Farm, £73 Bridgeford, £72 Bolam West Houses, Partridge Nest, Stone Hall & Butterknowes, £71.50 Partridge Nest, £71 Corby Gates, £70 Butterknowes, Yetlington Lane & Hareshaw Allotment

Dutch Texel x - £70 East Fram

Suffolk x – £77, £73.50, £73 & £71 Fairley, £69 Yetlington Lane, £66.50 & £65 Horton Low House, £63 Fairley, £62 Horton Low House

Beltex x - £116, £107, £106 (x2) & £98.50 Gracies Farm, £96 Middle Horsleyhope & Gracies Farm, £87, £82 & £76 Gracies Farm

Leicester - £75 Quarry House, £65 Butterknowes

Hampshire - £74 Moorlaws

Cheviot x - £62.50 Moorlaws

Mule – £71 Farneyshield & Quarry House, £70.50 & £68 Farneyshield, £67.50 Winnows Hill & Farneyshield, £65 Winnows Hill, £63 Ambling Gate & Farneyshield, £61.50 Quarry House, £57.50 Winnows Hill, £57 Ouston

Blackface – £80 Hole Farm, £72 Brieredge, £61.50 Quarry House, £55 Hole Farm, £54.50 Amerside Law, £48 Woodhall Harbottle, £47.50 Amerside Law, £44 Cottonshope

Swaledale - £59 & £58 Farneyshield, £57 Winnows Hill, £53 Farneyshield, £52 Ouston, £48 Winnows Hill, £45 Farneyshield, £44 Birkside, £42 Ambling Gate, £40.50 Farneyshield, £39.50 Ouston, £39 Birkside

Herdwick - £56 Amerside Law

Crossbred – £72 & £70.50 Gracies Farm, £64 Farneyshield, £63.50 Heatheridge, £59 Cottonshope, £52 (x2) Rosebrough

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 19th February 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A slightly poorer show of clean this week compared to last week with six clean heifers forward.  Sale topped at 216.5ppk for a Charolais x heifer from M/s J&D Longlands, Tone Hall.

Limousin Heifers – £1239 Halton Red House, £1203.35 Tone Hall, £1185.12 Corneyside, £1185 Flotterton, £1085.84 Corneyside

214.5p Tone Hall, 210.5p Corneyside, 206.5p Halton Red House, 197.5p Flotterton, 189.5p Corneyside

Charolais Heifers – £1244.88 & 216.5p Tone Hall

OTM

Less cows forward this week which maintained last week’s rates with feeding sorts in demand again especially.  Highest grossing beast this week came from M/s J Stephenson & Son, West Mill Hills for a Limousin stock bull selling for £1152.06.  Highest grossing cow came from M/s HN&RN Tweddle, Grange Farm, Co Durham who sold a well fleshed Simmental x for £1151.25

Limousin – £989.35 Errington Red House, £918.84 Tone Hall, £824.63 East White Hill, £790.59 Springwell, £762.30 Hedley Park, £724.20 Ouston, £722.52 Errington Red House

123.5p Tone Hall, 123.5p High Town, 117.5p Errington Red House, 116.5p Grange Farm, 115.5p Hedley Park, 112.5p East White Hill, 111.5p Errington Red House, 109.5p Springwell, 106.5p Ouston, 104.5p Errington Red House

Limousin (Bull) - £1152.06 & 105.5p West Mill Hills

Angus -£754.78 & 113.5p The Tofts

British Blue – £1148.56 & 146.5p High Town

Charolais - £923.65 & 101.5p Errington Red House

Simmental - £1151.25 Grange Farm, £792.05 Errington Red House

153.5p Grange Farm, 108.5p Errington Red House

South Devon - £817.74, £793.95 & £773.15 The Deans

118.5p & 117.5p The Deans

Hereford - £1032.50 & 147.5p East Cocklaw

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A similar show of hoggs and back on the week in line with the national trend.  Heavier hoggs harder to cash but smart sheep still good to sell and to 247.6p from Breckon Hill.

Texel x – £104 & £100 Breckon Hill, £97 East Matfen, £95 Breckon Hill, £93 Palm Strothers, £91.50 East Matfen & Kellah, £91 Palm Strothers, £90 Baal Hill, Breckon Hill (x2), East Matfen & Kellah, £89.50 Kellah, £89 Kellah (x2) & Palm Strothers, £88.50 Baal Hill, £88 St Oswalds, Baal Hill & Palm Strothers, £86.50 St Oswalds, £86 Baal Hill & Palm Strothers, £85 West Shields & Kellah, £84 West Shields & Low Staples, £83 Rare Dean, £82.50 Aydonshields, £82 West Shields & Wallish Walls, £81.50 West Shields & Low Staples, £80 High Warden, St Oswalds & Aydonshields, £79.50 Low Staples, £77 High Warden (x4) & Low Staples, £76.50 West Shields, Low Staples & Wallish Walls, £76 St Oswalds & West Shields, £75 St Oswalds

247.6p & 238.1p Breckon Hill, 228.2p Kellah, 226.2p Breckon Hill, 223.2p East Matfen, 221.4p, 216.7p & 214.6p Palm Strothers, 214.3p Breckon Hill (x2) & East Matfen, 211.9p Kellah, 211.1p St Oswalds, 210p West Shields, 209.5p St Oswalds, 209p West Shields, 206p & 202.7p St Oswalds, 202.1p East Matfen, 200p Low Staples, 197.4p High Warden, 190.5p St Oswalds & Aydonshields, 189.3p Low Staples, 187.8p (x2) & 186.1p High Warden, 182.5p St Oswalds, 182.1p Low Staples, 181p West Shields, 180.6p Baal Hill, 180p Kellah, 179.6p Baal Hill, 178.8p West Shields, 178.3p Wallish Walls, 176.8p St Oswalds, 176.5p Baal Hill, 176.3p Old Bridge End, 175.5p Baal Hill, 175p Low Staples

Suffolk x – £91 Morrowfield, £88 Morrowfield & Rare Dean, £83 Baal Hill, £81.50 & £80 Morrowfield, £75.50 Low Staples

176.6p Baal Hill, 175.6p Low Staples, 173.9p, 173.4p & 166p Morrowfield

Beltex x - £94 & 184.3p Palm Strothers

Charollais x - £88, £84 & £80 St Oswalds

205.1p, 204.9p & 179.6p St Oswalds

Leicester – £90 & £75 (x3) Kellah

133.9p Kellah

Cheviot x- £88.50 & 155.3p Wallish Walls

Mule – £82.50 & £77.50 Kellah, £74 Baal Hill

176.2p Baal Hill, 172.2p Kellah

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel - £70 West Grange

Texel x –£86 West Grange

Suffolk x - £70 West Grange

Mule – £65 Morrowfield, £59 West Grange

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 15th February 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly sale of store cattle and offered a sound catalogued entry of 470 head which included over 140 native breed cattle being predominantly Angus, Shorthorn and Hereford pure and cross bred types.

The sale began with older classes of cattle and these continued to sell well peaking at £1390 for a very shapely red home-bred Limousin cross steer at 20 months of age from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House, Corbridge. This one was followed very closely by a tremendous black Limousin cross heifer at 18 months from Messrs Allgood, Nunwick, Simonburn which sold for £1370 having been expertly turned out by their farm mananger David Thirlwell and staff. 
The dearest native breed beast on the day was a sharp Angus bullock from well-known local producer, regular consignor and longstanding exponent of the black breed Dennis Burn, Aydonshields, Hexhamshire and the bullock at 19 months changed hands at £1355.
The Charolais breed came next with a hefty white bullock from John Carpenter, Rare Dene, Cornsay which, at 21 months of age scaled to £1350.
With day’s lengthening and perhaps an unseasonable trace of spring in the air buyers came forward again in greater numbers with levels maintained at last week’s good rates for all classes.
Yearling types were again sought after and the best of these sorts continue to exceed vendors expectations.  Charolais bullocks sold to £1280 from Messrs FT Walton, Flotterton, British Blue crosses sold to £1235 from Messrs Lee, Harwoodshield, whilst Limousin crosses sold to £1130 from Messrs Burn, Grange Houses and Angus yearlings sold to £1100 from Callum Storrow & Charlotte Walton; C&C Farming, Flotterton.  
A noteable highlight of the sale was a smashing run of 10-11 month old Limousin cross steers and heifers which had been bred and housed for the first half of the winter high up in The Rede Valley from James Pritchard, Evistones, Otterburn.  The calves had been well tended and were shown in good order with buyer interest from around the ring which saw steers peak at £1115 to average £1025 for 18 sold with 13 heifer sisters topping out at £980 and averaging £840 throughout.
With buyers now emerging that are keen for younger cattle that will be destined for grazing when spring finally arrives vendors with such animals to sell are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be pleased to discuss the current market or visit your farm to appraise cattle prior to sale.
Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1055 Springwell, £1040 Hepscott Manor

Charolais x heifers – £1025 (x2) Newlands Haugh

Limousin x steers – £1280 Blackburn, £1265 Fairley, £1245 Blackburn, £1240 White House Matfen, £1190 West Deanraw, £1180 White House Matfen, £1175 Hepscott Manor, £1145 Berry Edge

Limousin x heifers - £1090 Luns House, £1070 East Uppertown, £1050 Fairley & Nunwick, £1030 West Deanraw (x2), £1020 West Grange

British Blue x steers – £1100 Fairley

British Blue x heifers - £1130 Silloans

Simmental x steers – £1115 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £1285 Fairley, £1150 East Butsfield

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1075 Duddo Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1350 Rare Dean, £1315 Tenter House, £1270 & £1265 Grange Farm, £1260 Tenter House, £1215 & £1190 Grange Farm, £1170 Springwell, £1165 Hepscott Manor, £1160 Springwell & Grange Farm, £1120 White House Matfen, £1100 Hepscott Manor

Charolais x heifers – £1240 Hepscott Manor (x2), £1190 Springwell, £1140 Rare Dean, £1130 Grange Farm & Hepscott Manor, £1085 Hepscott Manor, £1070 Rare Dean, £1060 Grange Farm, £1040 Rare Dean, £1025 Newlands Haugh, £1000 High Trewhitt, £970 Springwell

Limousin x steers – £1390 Halton Red House, £1315 Blackburn, £1235 White House Matfen, £1225 Berry Edge & West Deanraw, £1205 White House Matfen, £1200 Silloans (x2), £1190 Duddo Hill, £1175 Berry Edge, £1165 West Grange & Flotterton, £1160 Blackhalls, £1150 West Grange & New Acres, £1120 West Deanraw, £1100 Airy Holm, £1070 Duddo Hill (x2) & Blackburn, £1050 White House Matfen & Camphill, £1035 Hope Foot, £1030 Duddo Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1370 Nunwick, £1255 Pitland Hills, £1250 Nunwick, £1240 Berry Edge, £1220 Nunwick, £1200 Halton Red House, £1155 High Trewhitt, £1100 West Grange & Silloans, £1080 Nunwick, £1075 Luns House (x2) & Nunwick, £1060 Chesters, £1050 Camphill, £1045 Grange House, £990 Berwick Hill, Chesters & New Acres

British Blue x steers - £1270 Harwood Shield, £1130 Camphill, £1055 Hepscott Manor, £985 Peddar Hill

British Blue x heifers – £1035 Camphill

Simmental x steers – £1065, £1050 & £1000 Peddar Hill

Simmental x heifers – £1020 High Trewhitt

Angus x steers -£1365 & £1300 Aydonshields, £1260 Blackhalls, £1235 Kiln Hill, £1230 & £1225 Peddar Hill, £1200 & £1190 (x2) Airy Holm, £1155, £1150 & £1140 Peddar Hill, £1130 Kiln Hill, £1125 Grange Farm, £1120 Springwell, £1110 Flotterton, £1100 Grange House, £1095 & £1070 Airy Holm, £1050 Springwell, £1020 Hedley West, £1010 Rugley Walls

Angus x heifers – £1260 Kiln Hill, £1130 Aydonshields, £1090 Airy Holm, £1080 Flotterton Cottage, £1070 Kiln Hill & Airy Holm, £1055 & £1030 Airy Holm, £1020 Byreside, £1010 Peddar Hill, £990 Kiln Hill+

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1145 Duddo Hill, £1030 Peddar Hill, £1005 Hope Foot

Hereford x steers - £1040 Newlands Haugh, £980 Duddo Hill

Hereford x heifers - £915 Newlands Haugh

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1280 Flotterton, £1180 Tenter House, £1000 & £965 Little Harle

Charolais x heifers - £1090 Grange Farm

Limousin x steers – £1130 Grange House, £1115, £1085, £1070 & £1065 (x2) & £1050 Evistones, £1030 Round Meadows, £1020 Lands Farm, £1000 Grange House, £995 Blackhalls, £990 Round Meadows & Lands Farm, £985 Flotterton Cottage, £970 Lands Farm

Limousin x heifers – £1065 Harwood Shield, £1030 Tarset Hall, £1010 Lands Farm, £980 Evistones, £950 Flotterton Cottage & Tarset Hall

British Blue x steers – £1235 Harwood Shield, £1000 Dykehead, £965 The Fawns

Angus x steers – £1100 Flotterton Cottage, £1090 Little Harle, £1070 Partridge Nest, £1040 Old Town & East Butsfield, £1030 East Butsfield, £1020 & £1000 Partridge Nest, £995 Tursdale House, £970 Whittonshields, £960 East Butsfield

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1090 Old Town

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £950 Lands Farm & Baal Hill, £945 West Biggens, £940 Round Meadows, £935 Baal Hill

Angus x steers – £1020 & £965 Allendale Farm, £955 Old Town

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Hexham Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 819 cast sheep.  A lot more scanned ewes forward this week resulting in more, leaner sorts.  Trade would be sharper than last week especially Mule ewes and Horned ewes which in general would be £5 sharper than the previous week.
Tups again were keenly bid for with a high of £116 for two Texels from M/s JT Nixon & Son, Stotsfold.
Horned ewes saw a nice rise also with Blackface ewes selling to £69 for a good pen of 33 from M/s JE Woodman & Son, Great Chesters.

Texel - £116 & £100 Stotsfold, £89 The Shield, £68 Burnbank, £67 Wolf Hills

Texel x – £104 Hallington High Farm, £99 Hallington High Farm, Great Chesters & Milbourne High House, £96 The Fawns & Hetherington, £92 Great Chesters, £90 Hallington High Farm, £89 New Dotland, £88 Hallington High Farm, £87 Stotsfold, £86 Bellingham Demesne, £85 Thornbrough, £84 The Fawns & Milbourne High House, £83 The Fawns, £81 Hedley Park, £79 Thornbrough & Lee Hall, £78 Low Ardley, £76 Wallhouses & Gunnerton Demesne, £71 Lee Hall & Ewesley, £70 East Uppertown & High Baulk, £69 Millfield Demesne, Gunnerton Demesne & Edges Green, £68 Wolf Hills, £67 Elrington Hall, £64 Thornbrough, Hedley Park & Lilswood Cottage, £60 Thornley Pit House, £59 Millfield Demesne & Duddo Hill, £58 High Baulk

Dutch Texel x - £67 & £60 High Fell

Suffolk x – £103 Wallhouses, £84 Gunnerton Demesne, £80 Sillywrea, £75 Gunnerton Demesne, £72 & £61 Thornley Pit House

Beltex x - £60 & £51 Stobby Lea, £50 Hetherington

Leicester - £81 Camphill, £67 Kellah, £63 Wolf Hills, £59 Camphill

Zwartbles - £78, £70 & £63 Three Farms

Cheviot – £60 & £55 Barrasford Green

Cheviot Mule – £74, £73 & £64 Barrasford Green

Mule – £71 Gunnerton Demesne, £68 Stotsfold, £67 Great Chesters & Luns House, £66 Hallington High Farm, £65 Hallington High Farm (x2) & Luns House, £64 Greenlaw, East Uppertown, Hedley Park & Elrington Hall, £63 New Dotland, £61 Hetherington & Houxty Bank Head, £59 Thornley Pit House, £58 Luns House & Ewesley, £57 Stotsfold, Camphill, Lilswood Cottage & Bellingham Demesne, £56 Nilston Rigg, Normans Riding, High Fell, Low Ardley & Wadley Farm, £55 Wolf Hills, £54 Greenlaw

Blackface – £69 Great Chesters, £62 Pitland Hills, £61 Great Chesters, £56 New Dotland, £50 Carry House, £48 Bellingham Demesne

Swaledale – £40 Stotsfold, £37 & £33 Lilswood Cottage

Store Hoggs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 1724 store hoggs.  This week saw an increase of plainer hoggs forward with many vendor’s last batches of hoggs present.  This resulted in an easier trade compared to last week.  Also a few finishers slightly cautious with the possible future fat trade making longer keep hoggs slightly easier.
This week’s sale highlights are dominated by tup hoggs from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley, Hexham who sold lots to £168, £152, £145, £138 and £125.
Mr AW Dixon, West Heddon sold Texel x hoggs to £90 as did M/s JN & PL Herron, Bensons Fell.
Hoggs wanted for next week’s sale.  Entries and enquiries to Drew Patrick 07854361967 or the Office 01434 605444

Texel - £168, £152, £145, £138, £125, £94 & £84 Low Ardley

Texel x – £90 West Heddon & Bensons Fell, £88 West Heddon, £86 Wolf Hills, £85 Hallington High Farm, £84 Bensons Fell, £83 New Dotland, £82 Bavington Hill Head, Willimoteswick & Amerside Law, £81 New Dotland & Thockrington, £80 Wolf Hills, £79 Longlea Netherwitton, Bensons Fell, Elrington Hall & Greenlaw, £78 Stobby Lea, New Dotland & Thockrington, £77.50 Bingfield Combe, £77 Thockrington & Hallington High Farm, £76 Longlea Netherwitton, Wolf Hills & Salmonswell, £75 Newshield, Thockrington & Elrington Hall

Dutch Texel x - £84, £79 & £78.50 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £84 New Dotland, £82 Capheaton New Houses, £81 Black Hedley, £80.50 Capheaton New Houses, £78 New Dotland & Thockrington, £77 Amerside Law, £75.50 Houxty Bank Head, £75 Capheaton New Houses, £74 Thockrington, £73.50 Amerside Law, £72.50 Black Hedley, £72 Capheaton New Houses, Wadley Farm & Cooperative Terrace, £71.50 Piatroon, £70 Hullerbank, £69 Wallhouses, £68 Black Hedley, Thockrington & Duddo Hill, £67 Thornley Pit House, £65 The Bridges

Beltex x - £80 & £78 The Fawns, £73 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £89 Carry House

Zwartbles - £70 Three Farms

Cheviot - £62 Sillywrea

Mule – £74.50 Duddo Hill, £73 Holling Hill, £72 Newshield, £66.50 Duddo Hill, £65.50 Moorlaws, £65 Amerside Law, £64 Black House, £62 & £61 Moorlaws, £60 Thornley Pit House, £59 Newshield,  £57 Winnows Hill, £55 Low Carriteth, £50 Duddo Hill, £48 Thornley Pit House

Blackface – £60 Holling Hill, £58 Low Carriteth, £50 Holling Hill & Amerside Law

Swaledale - £62 Stobby Lea, £59.50 Winnows Hill, £56 Amerside Law

Welsh Mule - £72 Bavington Hill Head

Crossbred – £76 & £72 Bavington Hill Head, £70.50 Lodge House, £66 Cheviot View, £64 Lodge House, £59 Newshield Farm & Crescent Farm

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 12th February 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A mixed show of clean cattle this week with the better end slightly sharper but the plainer sorts slightly easier.
Highest priced heifer this week came from Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick with an outstanding black Limousin x selling for 230.5ppk

Limousin Heifers – £1348.43 Nunwick, £1263.68 Halton Red House, £1154.91 Nunwick, £1100.40 Halton Red House

230.5p Nunwick, 207.5p Halton Red House, 205.5p Nunwick, 196.5p Halton Red House

Charolais Heifers – £1283.81 & £987.22 Flotterton

211.5p & 173.5p Flotterton
 
Angus Heifers - £1051.73 & 189.5p Flotterton

OTM

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly cast cattle sale with 49 cast cows and bulls forward.  A nice entry this week with a good show of cows.  The heavier, fleshier cows maintained last weeks rates but the leaner sort of cows were considerably dearer on the week.
Topping the pence per kilo this week was a Limousin x cow from M/s JR Thompson & Son, The Fawns realising 184.5ppk.
Highest grossing cow came from M/s JE Woodman & Son, Great Chesters who sold a tremendous Limousin x cow for £1338.86
Limousin cast bulls sold to 109.5ppk (£1270.20) from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Limousin – £1338.86 & £1096.55 Great Chesters, £1042.43 The Fawns, £1037.85 Great Chesters, ££1035.72 The Fawns, £1015.28 Great Chesters, £1004 West Grange, £938.05 Throstle Nest, £924 Flotterton, £880.38 Tarset Hall, £874.74 Glebe Farm, £868 Throstle Nest, £837.64 Kingswood, £817.53 West Grange, £791.30 Harwood Shield, £771.20 Great Chesters

184.5p & 179.5p The Fawns, 155.5p Great Chesters, 141.5p Flotterton, 129.5p Great Chesters, 128.5p Throstle Nest, 127.5p Great Chesters, 125.5p West Grange, 120.5p (x2) Great Chesters, 119.5p Glebe Farm, 117.5p (x2) Tenter House, 116.5p Kingswood, 114.5p West Grange, 113.5p Gleedlee

Limousin (Bull) - £1270.20 & 109.5p Flotterton

Angus - £1052 Flotterton, £883.19 North Acomb

131.5p Flotterton, 108.5p North Acomb, 99.5p Nookton, 93.5p Flotterton

Charolais – £1196.67 Loadman, £1050.44 Harewalls

169.5p Loadman, 139.5p Harewalls

British Blue – £1151.81 Great Chesters, £1138.70 Glebe Farm, £775.21 Little Bavington, £766.50 & £739.13 Hallington New Houses

147.5p Glebe Farm, 141.5p Great Chesters, 113.5p Little Bavington, 112.5p & 109.5p Hallington New House

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A few more hoggs forward and slightly easier on the week in line with the national trend and selling to £110 from East Matfen & Glebe Farm.  To 243.6p from Nunwick.

Texel x – £110 & £102 East Matfen, £100 Baal Hill, £97 East Matfen, £95 Haas Side, New Dotland, Armond Carr, Nunwick & East Matfen, £94.50 Baal Hill, £94 Haas Side, £93 Armond Carr, £92 Haas Side, Great Bavington & East Matfen, £91 Nunwick & Grange Farm, £90 New Dotland, Tenter House, Baal Hill, Blackburn (x2), Low West House, Low Eshells, Nunwick & Grange Farm, £89 Matfen High House, £88.50 Matfen High House & Comb Hills, £88 Low West House & Grange Farm (x3), £87.50 Great Bavington, £87 Matfen High House, New Dotland & Low Eshells, £86.50 Middle Heads, £85.50 New Dotland & Grange Farm, £85 Blackburn (x2), Aydonshields (x2) & Middle Heads, £84.50 Low Eshells (x3), £83.50 Middle Heads, £83 Tenter House & Middle Heads

243.6p Nunwick, 231.8p East Matfen, 231.7p Haas Side, 230.8p Nunwick, 230p Haas Side & East Matfen, 226.2p East Matfen, 225p Low West House, 223.1p Matfen High House, 220p & 219.1p East Matfen, 218.4p Tenter House, 216.7p Nunwick & Grange Farm, 214.3p & 212.5p Blackburn, 210.9p East Matfen, 209.3p New Dotland, 207.1p Low Eshells, 204.4p Haas Side, 202.4p Aydonshields, 201.1p Comb Hills, 195.2p Blackburn, 195.1p Tenter House, 193.6p Keepwick, 190.5p Tenter House, 189.5p Great Bavington, 189.4p Matfen High House, 188.9p Middle Heads, 188.4p New Dotland, 186.4p Matfen High House, 186.1p Aydonshields, 185p Keepwick, 184.4p Matfen High House, 183.7p Tenter House & Grange Farm, 180p Baal Hill

Suffolk x – £110 & £103 Glebe Farm, £98 Middle Heads, £90 Low Eshells, £87 Haas Side & Baal Hill, £86.50 Low Eshells, £84 New Dotland, £82 Great Bavington, £80 New Dotland & Middle Heads, £79 Great Bavington, £78 Low Eshells, £77 & £76 Great Bavington

194.4p, 186.4p & 185.9p Great Bavington, 185p Haas Side, 183.7p & 183.3p Great Bavington, 181.8p New Dotland, 177.8p Middle Heads, 177.6p Haas Side, 176.7p Great Bavington, 174p Baal Hill, 173.3p & 170.7p Low Eshells

Beltex x – £95 Blackburn & Low West House, £90 (x2) & £88 Low West House

231.6p, 230.8p, 226.2p & 225p Low West House, 182.7p Blackburn

Mule – £80.50 New Dotland, £79 (x2) Baal Hill

179.6p (x2) Baal Hill, 175p New Dotland

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £62 Matfen High House

Mule – £45 Matfen High House

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 8th February 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts offered a catalogued entry of 334 head of store cattle and with increased numbers of buyers at the ringside all classes were once again dearer on the week.
A smashing catalogue of quality was evident throughout and this quality was reflected in the trade; the sale peaking at £1370 for a huge, well-bred Charolais cross steer at 18 months of age from John & David Longlands, Tone Hall.  This was closely followed by two superbly shapely 7/8 bred Limousin cross heifers at 14 months which led a fantastic offering from The Browell Brothers, Quarry House; these two selling for £1340 each and destined for further breeding within a well-known County Durham suckler herd.  Quarry House steers peaked at £1275 for a great pen of 5 black bullocks all at 12-14 months and the entire run of ten steers and ten heifers averaged a well-deserved £1219 throughout.
Native breed cattle peaked at £1235 for a hefty Angus cross by a registered sire at 19 months of age from noted native breed producer Dennis Burn, Aydonshields.
The youngest class of cattle saw greater numbers entered and a sharper trade also as more interest was apparent at the ringside.  The cattle at ten months of age and younger peaked at £1060 for a smart Blue cross bullock from Messrs Storrow, Willimoteswick with another by a Limmy sire at £1040.  Tony Wigham, Todhillwood sold three of his well-bred steers at the same age; a single at £1030, followed by a pair at the same tariff whilst the largest run of cattle at this age came from Messrs Bell, Woodhall. The Bardon Mill based family farming operation sold a smart run of steers and heifers at 8-9 months of age with trademark shape and style that attracted great interest to see steers peak at £1000 for no fewer than 9 of their offering whilst heifers topped at £995.
With daylight hours beginning to lengthen prospective purchasers are keen for cattle at the Hexham ringside and demand has lifted from that seen throughout January.  The auctioneers would welcome enquiries regarding the entry of any cattle for sale and can be contacted on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;        

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1190 & £1130 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1200 Luns House

Limousin x heifers - £1120 Pry Hill, £1030 Hard Riding, £1015 Luns House

Simmental x steers – £1140 Greencarts

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1370 & £1335 Tone Hall, £1325 Rare Dean, £1200, £1185 & £1135 White House Birtley, £1095 Kirkley March

Charolais x heifers – £1265, £1230, £1190, £1170 & £1165 Farnamullan, £1160 Rare Dean, £1150 Farnamullan, £1110 Tone Hall, £1100 Rare Dean, £1050 White House Birtley, £1010 Farnamullan, £990 Farnamullan & White House Birtley

Limousin x steers – £1280 & £1255 High House, £1250 High House & Luns House, £1205 Luns House, £1195 Kirkley March, £1190 Comb Hills & Luns House, £1185 Little Harle, £1165 Kirkley March, £1160 Kirkley March & New Acres, £1140 & £1125 Kirkley March, £1120 Pry Hill, £1100 Quarry House, £1080 Greencarts, £1075 Kirkley March, £1070 Rare Dean, £1055 & £1040 Kirkley March, £1015 Duddo Hill, £1000 Kirkley March & Quarry House

Limousin x heifers – £1340 Quarry House, £1235 Farnamullan, £1230 Quarry House, £1225 Pry Hill, £1200 Tarset Hall, £1190 Farnamullan, £1180 Luns House, £1175 Quarry House, £1165 Hard Riding, £1160 High House, Farnamullan & Little Harle, £1150 Farnamullan, £1145 Little Harle, £1105 Farnamullan & East Uppertown, £1100 Luns House, £1095 Luns House & East Uppertown, £1085 Farnamullan, £1075 East Uppertown, £1070 White House Birtley, £1060 Luns House, Farnamullan & East Uppertown, £1040 Thornton Tower, £1035 Settlingstones, £1020 Farnamullan, £1000 Luns House, £995 Comb Hills, £990 Allendale Farm & Tarset Hall

British Blue x heifers – £1210, £1160 & £1080 Hard Riding

Angus x steers -£1235 & £1160 Aydonshields, £1150 Duddo Hill, £1130 Allendale Farm

Angus x heifers – £1065 Aydonshields, £1030 Allendale Farm

Hereford x steers - £1035 & £1030 Duddo Hill

Hereford x heifers - £900 Bunker Hill

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1150, £1140 (x2), £1100, £1070, £1060 & £1040 Little Harle

Charolais x heifers - £1280 & £1130 Tone Hall, £1070 Comb Hills & Tone Hall, £995 Little Harle

Limousin x steers – £1275 & £1270 Quarry House, £1115 Tarset Hall, £1110 & £1095 Low Middleton, £1080 Close House, £1070 Salmonswell, £1060 Willimoteswick, £1050 Thornton Tower, £1045 Edges Green & Low Middleton, £1040 & £1035 Salmonswell, £1030 Thornton Tower, £1020 The Knarr, £1000 Woodhall & Settlingstones, £990 The Knarr, Thornton Tower & Salmonswell

Limousin x heifers – £1240 & £1135 Quarry House, £1090 Low Ardley, £1080 Quarry House, £1060 Salmonswell, £1055 Low Ardley (x3), £1030 Low Ardley & Settlingstones, £1025 Low Ardley (x2) & Tarset Hall, £1015 Low Ardley, £1010 Todhillwood, £1005 Low Ardley, £995 The Knarr & Woodhall, £970 Tarset Hall

British Blue x steers – £1220 Quarry House, £1010 The Knarr

British Blue x heifers – £945 The Knarr

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1040 Willimoteswick, £1030 Todhillwood (x2), £1020 & £1015 Salmonswell, £1000 Todhillwood, £970 Woodhall (x2)

Limousin x heifers – £925 Edges Green

British Blue x steers – £1060 Willimoteswick, £1000 (x3) Woodhall, £995 Willimoteswick, £990 (x2) & £980 Woodhall

British Blue x heifers – £935 Close House

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly sale of 716 cast sheep this week.  There would be more leaner sorts in this week but well fleshed ewes and especially tups a good firm trade. 
Trade topped at £106 twice for Texel x ewes from M/s Dalton, Glenhill Farm and M/s JK&F Charlton, Middle Farm Cottage.

Texel - £92 Woodlands, £90 Wall Fell & Stone Hall, £84 Billerley, £80 Thornton Tower

Texel x – £106 Glenhill, £ & Middle Farm, £94 West Moorhouses, £91 Hedley Park & Errington, £90 Glenhill, Errington, West Wharmley, South Clarewood & Thornbrough, £88 Errington, £86 Cheeseburn Grange & Rose Cottage, £85 Causey Burn & East Flass, £83 South Clarewood, £80 West Moorhouses & China Hall

Suffolk x – £100 West Wharmley, £96 Colepike, £92 South Clarewood, £88 High Knitsley, £81 Hownsgill, £79 Colepike, £78 Rugley Walls, £74 Hedley Park

Beltex x - £100 & £76 Blakelaw, £72 Wadley Farm, £70 Hownsgill & Blakelaw

Leicester - £72 Greencarts, £70 Baal Hill

Cheviot – £91 Hedley Park

Mule – £72 Greencarts, £69 West Wharmley, £68 Hedley Park, £66 Billerley & East Fourstones, £64 Bagraw, £63 Beaumont House, £62 South Clarewood, Wall Fell & Cheeseburn Grange, £61 Stobbilee, £60 Glenhill, £59 Nilston Rigg, £58 Hedley Park, Rugley Walls & China Hall, £57 West Moorhouses & Tarset Hall, £56 East Fourstones, Stone Hall, Tarset Hall & Baal Hill, £55 Colepike

Blackface – £73 & £61Cleughfoot, £58 Newton Farm, £54 Stoop Rigg, £53 Nilston Rigg, £51 Stoop Rigg, £50 Nilston Rigg, £49 Stoop Rigg, £44 Thornton Tower, £40 Blakelaw

Swaledale – £50 East Unthank, £44 East Unthank & Tarset Hall, £43 Greencarts, £40 East Unthank, £39 Bagraw, £38 Glenhill & Stone Hall

Herdwick - £32 Fairspring

Crossbred - £96 West Moorhouses, £90 Dryside, £68 Wadley Farm, £67 Dryside, £66 Mickley Moor

Store Hoggs

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly store sheep sale with 2164 catalogued hoggs.  The show of hoggs this week would be much more mixed than last week with more people’s sweepings up coming forward.
Larger hoggs would be very similar trade to previous weeks but smaller longer keep lambs still extremely good to cash.
Sale today was topped by tremendous Dutch Texel hoggs from M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne realising £126 and then also £107
Slightly leaner sorts of Mules and Hill lambs would be slightly easier on the week.
More hoggs again needed for next week with the same number of buyers expected next week.  Keep the numbers coming.
For entries or enquiries please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel - £83.50 Lough Green

Texel x – £98 Butterknowes, £94 West Moorhouses & Edlingham Newtown (x2), £93 Halton Red House, High Baulk & Edlingham Newtown, £92 Lough Green, £91 Fern Dene, £90 West Moorhouses & Thockrington, £88.50 Blackburn, £87.50 Butterknowes, £87 Butterknowes & West Heddon, £86.50 Palm Strothers (x2), £86 East Butsfield & Blackburn, £85 Burmoor (x2), £84 Halton Red House, £83.50 Halton Red House & Burmoor, £83 Woodlands & West Heddon (x2), £82 Bolam West Houses & Palm Strothers, £81.50 South Clarewood, £81 Wall Fell, High Knitsley & Allenheads Farm, £80 Normans Riding (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £126, £107, £93, £92 & £87 Little Swinburne

Suffolk x – £85 East Fourstones, £83.50 Thockrington, £82 Steel Hall, £81 & £80 Laburnum Cottage, £78 South Clarewood & Edlingham Moor, £77.50 Thockrington, £77 & £76.50 Fairley, £76 East Fourstones & Allendale Farm, £75.50 Fairley, £74.50 East Fourstones & Stamford, £74 Thockrington & Settlingstones, £73.50 Stone Stile, £71.50 Allenheads, £70 Steel Hall, £69.50 Heatherslaw, £68.50 Haggwood

Leicester – £79.50 Butterknowes, £72.50 Stone Stile, £71 Ambling Gate

Shropshire - £74 East Cocklaw

Cheviot x – £60 The Heugh

Mule – £83 East Butsfield, £78/ Redburn, £75 Ambling Gate, £70.50 Duddo Hill, £70 East Butsfield & Stewartshields Meadow, £69 Ambling Gate, £68 The Heugh, £67.50 Duddo Hill, £67 Stone Stile, £66 Nilston Rigg, £64 Winnows Hill & Redburn, £63.50 Rattenraw, £62.50 Stewartshields Meadow,

Blackface – £71 Davyshiel, £66 Stoop Rigg, £56 Davyshiel, £55.50 Nilston Rigg, £53.50 Newbiggen, £51 Stoop Rigg, £50 Newton Farm, £49 The Hott, Stoop Rigg & Edlingham Newtown

Swaledale - £67 Ambling Gate, £63 Redburn, £58 Ambling Gate, £51 Ambling Gate & Rattenraw, £50 Broadgates & Sundaysight, £49 Broadgates, £42.50 Sundaysight

Crossbred – £83 Midgeholme, £74.50 Steel Hall

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 5th February 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Another good selection of butchers heifers this week that topped at 221.5ppk with a Limousin x from M/s GR Scott & Son, Corneyside, Matfen

Limousin Heifers – £1329, £1171.79 & £1156.91 Corneyside

221.5p, 211.5p &204.5p Corneyside

Charolais Heifers – £1305.19, £1155.95 & £1127.91 Flotterton

209.5p, 196.5p & 189.5p Flotterton
 
OTM

Smaller but better entry of cows this week with all classes sharper again.
Topping the sale was a tremendous British Blue x cow from M/s J&A Moralee, Hard Riding selling for 145.5ppk or £1230.93.
Second most grossing cow came from M/s WD & B Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle selling for £1165.09


Limousin – £1165.09 East Unthank, £979.02 East Butsfield, £948 Burnbank, £912.45 & £849.65 Thockrington, £833.45 & £827.45 East Butsfield, £801.13 Nunwick

131.5p East Unthank, 129.5p & 123.5p East Butsfield, 118.5p Thockrington & Burnbank, 115.5p Thockrington, 111.5p Greencarts, 110.5p Nunwick, 105.5p East Butsfield

Angus -£991.85 & 119.5p Flotterton

British Blue – £1230.93 Hard Riding, £1128.27 Nunwick, £926.82 Allotment, £870.97 Nunwick

145.5p Hard Riding, 135.5p Allotment, 131.5p & 125.5p Nunwick

Simmental - £886.80 Allotment

Galloway - £802.86 Middle Horsleyhope

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A smaller but better show of hoggs forward and the average rose by 10p on the week.  SQQ 210.5p
Top price was £111 for a tremendous pen from Nunwick (258.1p)

Texel x – £111 Nunwick, £105 The Fawns, £103 Nunwick, £101 Low Ardley, £100 Low Ardley & Kellah, £98 Nunwick & Low Ardley, £95 High Eshells, The Fawns, Great Bavington (x2) & Broomhall, £94.50 Kellah, £94 Low West House, £93 The Fawns & Great Bavington, £92 Low West House, Baal Hill (x2) & Broomhall, £90 High Eshells, Great Bavington & Middle Heads (x2), £89.50 Low West House, £89 High Eshells, £88.50 Aydonshields, £88 High Eshells & Kellah (x2), £87.50 Aydonshields, £87 High Eshells & Great Bavington, £86.50 West Shields (x3), £86 Great Bavington, St Oswalds & West Shields, £84.50 St Oswalds, £84 Great Bavington, Middle Heads (x2) & Broomhall, £83.50 Burntongues, £83 Burntongues & West Shields, £82.50 West Shields, £80.50 Aydonshields, £80 Burntongues & West Shields

258.1p Nunwick, 254.1p Low West House, 250p Kellah, 244.2p The Fawns, 239.5p Nunwick, 233.3p & 227.3p Low Ardley, 226.3p St Oswalds, 226.2P Great Bavington, 222.7p Nunwick, 222.2p West Shields, 219.1p Low West House, 214.3p Great Bavington, 214.3p Aydonshields, 212.2p High Eshells, 211.1p The Fawns, 208.1p Low West House, 204.9p Broomhall, 201.2p West Shields, 201.1p Kellah, 200p Low Ardley & St Oswalds, 197.9p The Fawns, 196.6p West Shields (x2), 193p Burntongues, 192.2p West Shields, 187.5p Middle Heads (x2), 187.2p Aydonshields & High Eshells, 184.2p Low Ardley, 184p Baal Hill (x2), 182.7p Great Bavington, 179.8p St Oswalds, 179.6p Kellah, 178.7p & 177.6p Great Bavington, 177.2p Low Ardley, 177p Aydonshields

Suffolk x – £95 The Fawns, £92 Middle Heads, £90 Baal Hill £82 Middle Heads, £81.50 & £81 Great Bavington

215.9p The Fawns, 198.8p & 197.6p Great Bavington, 176.5p Baal Hill

Beltex x – £108 St Oswalds, £100 & £95 Low West House, £90 St Oswalds

256.8p Low West House, 251.2p St Oswalds, 243.9p Low West House, 219.5p St Oswalds

Cheviot x- £80.50 & £78 Flotterton

205.3p & 201.3p Flotterton

Mule – £79 & 183.7p Baal Hill

Blackface - £81.50 & 185.2p Broomhall

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 1st February 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts offered a reduced entry of 185 head of store cattle due largely to inclement weather however buyers were plentiful in number and keen at the ringside.

The sale peaked at £1355 for a pair of super Charolais cross bred steers from Jimmy Walton, Flotterton at 16 months of age. These were followed by the dearest Limousin cross on the day; a 20 month old bullock at £1330 from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House.

The dearest heifer was a big Angus cross lady from Messrs Watmore, Holystone Estate which sold at £1320 and headed up a superb run of 14 all by pedigree Angus bulls which averaged a worthy £1153 at 20 months.

The younger entry was dominated by a smart run of yearling type Limousin cross steers from the three generations involved in the Common family farming operation at Low Ardley, Hexhamshire; Father Thomas, Son Graham and Granddaughter Gemma.  A tremendous run of 14 were presented, all with shape and style to peak at £1250 at 12 months of age and average £1132 per head representing a significant increase on the year.

Leading prices; 

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x heifers - £1290 & £1215 Ingoe Low Hall

Angus x heifers – £1220, £1135, £1130, £1120 & £1100 Holystone

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1310 Flotterton, £1185 & £1100 Kirkley March

Charolais x heifers – £1165, £1155 & £1125 Edlingham Newtown

Limousin x steers – £1330 Halton Red House, £1300 Ingoe Low Hall, £1280 Halton Red House, £1270 Luns House & Halton Red House, £1260 Luns House, £1255 Ingoe Low Hall, £1245 & £1210 Luns House, £1180 Kirkley March, £1175 & £1165 East Uppertown, £1150, £1140 (x2) & £1100 Kirkley March, £1095 East Uppertown, £1010 East Kildarroch

Limousin x heifers – £1080 Ingoe Low Hall, £1050 Edlingham Newtown, £1045 Allendale Farm

Angus x steers -£1070 Allendale Farm, £1035 Brackenthwaite, £1030 Allendale Farm

Angus x heifers – £1320, £1240, £1200 (x2) & £1120 Holystone

Hereford x steers - £1025 Chatton Park

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1355 & £1280 Flotterton

Charolais x heifers - £1005 & £960 Edlingham Newtown

Limousin x steers – £1250, £1200, £1170, £1165 (x2), £1160, £1140, £1135 & £1125 Low Ardley, £1110 Stotsfold, £1100 Low Ardley, £1090 & £1085 Stotsfold, £1080 & £1075 Low Ardley, £1065 Stotsfold, £1045 Low Ardley, £1040 Stotsfold & Low Ardley, £1025 East Uppertown, £1010 Stotsfold, £980 Brackenthwaite

Limousin x heifers – £1045 & £1040 Stotsfold

British Blue x heifers – £1005 Edlingham Newtown

Cattle 10 months and under

Angus x steers – £885 Ingram

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Numbers affected by the weather this week with only 300 ewes able to get to the sale.  Bigger, heavier ewes would be slightly sharper as would cast tups.
Topping the sale was a pen of Texel x ewes from Mr RS Walton, Coatyards, Netherwitton selling for £120

Texel - £108 Troughend, £87 Coatyards, £78 Shaftoe Moor, £76 Thrunton, £70 Coatyards

Texel x – £120 & £99 Coatyards, £95 Thrunton, £90 Mount Huly, £88 Little Swinburne, £82 Berwick Hill, £81 Little Swinburne, £78 Yetlington Lane & Bankfoot, £72 Little Swinburne, £71 Low Eshells, £70 Little Swinburne & Bankfoot, £69 Watch Hill

Suffolk x – £90 Glendale, £84 Thrunton, £83 Low Eshells, £71 (x2) Yetlington Lane

Beltex - £102 Little Swinburne

Leicester - £82 & £78 White House Eastgate

Cheviot Mule – £56 Barrasford Green

Mule – £65 Berwick Hill, £62 (x2) Troughend, £61 Low Eshells & Coatyards, £60 Low Eshells & Shaftoe Moor, £59 White House Eastgate, £55 Harewalls, £54 Whittonstone, £52 Coatyards, £51 Thrunton

Blackface – £64 & £63 Troughend, £46 Whittonstone, £40 Troughend

Swaledale – £34 White House Eastgate, £30 Parkside

Crossbred - £86 Highfield, £71 & £69 Mount Huly

Store Hoggs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of store hoggs this week which was greatly affected by the winter weather conditions with only 1500 hoggs able to attend the sale.  The ones that did were rewarded, meeting a tremendous trade all round once again, with buyers present for all types of hoggs.
The sale today topped at £129 for a tremendous pen of 11 Pure Dutch Texels from M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne, Colwell.  The same vendor also sold hoggs to £124 and £113.
Mr Jack Weatherly, Windy Hill sold Beltex x hoggs to £112
Suffolk x Hoggs sold to a high of £90 from Mr JHC Campbell, Thrunton, Alnwick.
Smaller longer keeping hoggs would be slightly easier on the week but that would also reflect the type of sheep forward.
More again needed for next week to meet buyers demand as many more could have been sold.
Entries to Drew Patrick on 07854361967 or the office 01434 605444

Texel - £107 Coatyards, £88 Thrunton

Texel x – £104 Watch Hill, £98 Bensons Fell, £95 Berwick Hill, £90 Burradon Windyside, £88 Thrunton, £86.50 Blackburn, £86 Bensons Fell & Wingates Moor, £85 Hopesley House, £84 Burradon Windyside (x2), Thrunton & Coatyards, £82 Glendale, Duddo Hill & Watch Hill, £81 Lynup Hill, £80 Bensons Fell, Butterknowes & Wingates Moor, £79.50 Butterknowes, Wingates Moor & Blackburn, £79 Flotterton, Berwick Hill, Burradon Windyside, Holly Hill West & Corby Gates, £78 High Alderheads, Butterknowes, Duddo Hill & Holly Hill West, £77 Wingates Moor, Corby Gates & Watch Hill, £76.50 Bankfoot Broomley, £76 Holly Hill West & Thockrington, £75.50 Burradon Windyside

Dutch Texel x - £129 & £124 Little Swinburne

Suffolk x – £90 & £89.50 Thrunton, £87 Flotterton & Luns House, £83.50 Sunniside, £83 & £82 Berwick Hill, £80 Wallhouses, £79 (x2) Flotterton, £77 Thockrington, £76.50 Sunniside & Lunns House, £76 High Alderheads & Thrunton, £75 Black Hedley, Luns House & High Yarridge, £74 Duddo Hill, £72 Thockrington & Dryside

Charollais x – £79 & £78.50 Sunniside, £78 Flotterton

Beltex x - £113 Little Swinburne, £112 Windy Hill (JW), £110 Bavington Hill Head, £108 The Fawns & Windy Hill (JW) (x2), £100 Little Swinburne, £96.50 The Fawns, £95 West Houses, £93 Bavington Hill Head, £84 Hownsgill & Little Swinburne, £83.50 Bavington Hill Head, £83 Windy Hill (JW), £82 West Houses, £80 Bavington Hill Head & Hownsgill, £79 & £78 (x2) Bavington Hill Head, £74 Hownsgill, £73 Little Swinburne

Cheviot x - £59 Ingram

NC Cheviot - £87 & £69.50 Flotterton

Mule – £71 Redesmouth, £69.50 Flotterton, £68.50 Redesmouth, £68 Moorlaws, £67 Winnows Hill & Duddo Hill, £64 Flotterton, £62 Redesmouth

Blackface – £65.50 & £59.50 Redesmouth, £54.50 Ingram, £52 Moorlaws, £51 High Green, £50 Moorlaws

Swaledale - £50.50 Parkside

Jacob - £48 Elpha Green

Crossbred – £90 Hownsgill, £71.50 Moorlaws, £70 Redesmouth

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 29th January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A good selection of butchers heifers this week that was topped by Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick selling a Limousin x heifer for 222.5ppk

Limousin Heifers – £1292.73 & £1290.50 Nunwick, £1213.84 East Greenridge, £1184.63 Rare Dean, £1105.29 East Greenridge

222.5p(x2) Nunwick, 221.5p & 219.5p East Greenridge, 202.5p Rare Dean, 192.5p Brokenheugh

Charolais Heifers – £1247.29 & £1232.55 Flotterton

207.5p & 195.5p Flotterton
 
Angus Heifers - £1042.43 & 184.5p Rare Dean

OTM

More cast cows forward with a better show present.  Leaner feeding sorts again in demand and slightly sharper on the week.
Sale topped by M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm who sold a Limousin cow for 151.5ppk (£1248.36)

Limousin – £1248.36 Glebe Farm, £1090.78 Brownsleazes, £1068.55 Brokenheugh, £1053.29 Glebe Farm, £1053.25 Dukesfield Hall, £991.85 Crook Dene, £980.58 Settlingstones, £979.89 Brownsleazes, £933.26 & £932.09 Settlingstones, £846.03 Low Staples, £831.60 Linacres

151.5p Glebe Farm, 150.5p Brokenheugh, 143.5p Glebe Farm, 139.5p & 138.5p Settlingstones, 137.5p Dukesfield Hall, 135.5p & 133.5p Brownsleazes, 122.5p Chesters, 119.5p Crook Dene

Angus -£1134.90, £1069.43, £1040.40 & £905 Holystone, £858.08 High Warden, £838.50 The Tofts

145.5p (x2) & 144.5p Holystone, 127.5p High Warden, 119.5p West Shields, 110.5p Holystone, 107.5p The Tofts

Charolais (Bull) - £1244.90 & 105.5p Errington Red House

Charolais - £835.80 Errington Red House

British Blue – £1011.38 & £953.80 High Warden, £869.55 Linacres, £864 Low Staples

139.5p High Warden, 127.5p Linacres, 125.5p High Warden, 112.5p Low Staples

Hereford - £807.24 Colwell Hill, £732.27 West Shields

115.5p West Shields

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

More hoggs forward on the week selling well to average exactly the same as last week and to a top of £109 from M/s Haigh, Breckon Hill.

Texel x – £109, £106 & £103.50 Breckon Hill, £103 High Warden, £100 (x3) Breckon Hill & Great Bavington, £98 Blackburn, £95 New Dotland, Baal Hill & Sunniside, £94 Blackburn, £93.50 Low Eshells, £92 High Warden & Springwell Cottage (x2), £91 Low Eshells & Baal Hill, £90.50 Great Bavington, £90 Tenter House, St Oswalds & Middle Heads, £89.50 St Oswalds, £89 Great Bavington, £88 Middle Heads & West Shields (x2), £87.50 Great Bavington & Aydonshields, £87 Middle Heads, Nilston Rigg & Aydonshields, £86.50 Blackburn, £86 Low Eshells & Low Staples, £85.50 St Oswalds, £85 Low Eshells, Low Staples & Baal Hill, £84 High Warden, Matfen High House, Tenter House (x2) & Nilston Rigg (x2), £83.50 & £83 Aydonshields, £82 New Dotland, Tenter House, Springwell Cottage, Middle Heads, Nilston Rigg & Great Bavington, £81 Tenter House & St Oswalds (x2)

263.2, 247.7p & 240.7p Breckon Hill, 234.1p High Warden, 233.3p Blackburn, 232.6p Breckon Hill, 229.5p St Oswalds, 227.8p Nilston Rigg, 223.8p Blackburn, 221.1p Nilston Rigg, 219.5p Tenter House, 219.1p Springwell Cottage (x2), 217.1p Great Bavington, 216.7p Low Eshells, 216.3p Breckon Hill, 215.4p Matfen High House, 214.6p West Shields, 214p High Warden, 210p High Warden & Tenter House, 209.8p Low Staples, 207.1p Nilston Rigg, 200p Breckon Hill, 198.8p & 195.7p St Oswalds, 195.2p Tenter House, 192.5p High Warden, 191.9p Bingfield East Quarter & Morrowfield, 190.7p Great Bavington

Spotted Dutch - £109 & 265.9p Breckon Hill

Suffolk x – £90.50 Morrowfield, £90 New Dotland & Sunniside, £88.50 Sunniside, £88 Low Eshells, Morrowfield & Middle Heads, £87 & £86 Sunniside, £84 Middle Heads & Colwell Hill, £83.50 Great Bavington, £83 Sunniside, £82.50 Great Bavington, £82 New Dotland, £81 Morrowfield & Great Bavington, £80 Low Eshells, £79 Great Bavington & Low Staples

189.1p, 188.6p & 188.3p Sunniside, 188.1p Great Bavington, 187p Sunniside, 184.1p Great Bavington, 183.7p Low Staples, 181.3p New Dotland, 180p Morrowfield, 179.4p Great Bavington, 179.1p Low Staples, 178.3p New Dotland, 177.8p Low Eshells, 177.3p & 176.2p New Dotland, 173.1p Sunniside, 172.6p Low Eshells & Morrowfield, 171.4p Middle Heads, 170.4p Great Bavington

Charollais x - £91, £90.50 (x2) & £89.50 Sunniside

201.1p, 192.6p & 179p Sunniside

Cheviot x- £81 & £75.50 Flotterton

193.6p & 192.9p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £74.50 & 173.3p Bingfield Combe

Mule –£82 Great Bavington, £80 Colwell Hill, £79 & £74 Baal Hill, £72 New Dotland

183.7p & 180.5p Baal Hill, 171.4p New Dotland, 160p Colwell Hill

Blackface - £80 & £78 Nilston Rigg
130p Nilston Rigg

Swaledale - £65 & 171.1p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x –£60 Matfen High House

Mule – £68 Morrowfield

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 25th January 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a smaller entry of 216 catalogued head of mainly beef bred types and fittingly on The Bards birthday not a ‘wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie’ was in sight.  

Most classes were marginally dearer on the week, buoyed on perhaps by a quality show and a shortage of numbers.  A good crowd were at the ringside and the majority of vendors went home satisfied.

The day got off to a great start with a quality offering from regular consignor and strong supporter of the Hexham ring; John Davison, Lough Green who topped the sale with the very first animal sold on the day.  A super, square and lengthy charolais cross lady at 18 months this one attracted great interest and flew to £1340 leading a pen of four which sold well to average £1157 throughout.

Seldom seen on the report not only was the leading beast a heifer but so too was the next; a home-bred Limousin cross at the same age from father and son Chris & Andrew Johnson, trading as Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene. The Longhorsley based pair also sold the dearest bullock on the day for the same price and were duly rewarded for their efforts through the store ring at Hexham having recently returned after an absence of twelve years.

Equalling Messrs Clark’s high ranking prices was the top priced heifer in a run of seven with style and substance from Johnny Moralee, Hard Riding, Bardon Mill who saw great interest in his well-bred pen of cattle at 18-20 months, a number of which were sought after as breeding replacements by noted herdmaster’s and returned an average just one pound short of Twelve hundred per head.   

A cracking run were brought out of County Durham by another father & son team; George Herdman and George Jnr for their weekly consignment at this time of year from Lunns House, Consett.  Limousin steers peaked at £1300 twice whilst heifers hit £1145 and saw a run of six and four average £1188 throughout.

Well-bred yearling types also saw increased demand and these peaked at £1260 for two separate bullocks that sold to the same purchaser for noted Blonde d’Aquitaine enthusiasts; Messrs English, Brownsleazes, Wark who also saw their best heifer cash at £1180.  Pedigree Limousin breeders Messrs Nixon, Stotsfold came forward with a smart run of their commercial bullocks and these peaked at £1250 for a smart pair whilst their pen of twelve sold well to average £1131 per head.

Native breed cattle were also in demand peaking at £1290 for a big Angus cross steer from Alec Bissett, Middle Dukesfield with a Hereford cross at £1270 from Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh.
A level pen of five Angus cross heifers bred from dairy mothers at 17-18 months of age sold well for local regular supporters Messrs Faill, Hedley West, Stocksfield at £890 whilst a pen of four hill suckler bred Angus bullock calves at 9-10 months that had travelled a distance from The Ingram Valley, Wooler with producers Messrs Wilson saw a great reward at £940 each.

Entries are invited for next week’s sale and should be made to the auctioneers by 10.30am on Monday.

Leading prices; 

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1315 Paxton Dene

Limousin x heifers - £1315 & £1250 Paxton Dene

British Blue x heifers - £1155 Highwood

Simmental x steers – £1080 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £1050 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers - £1140 Catreen

Angus x heifers – £1075 & £1070 Stoop Rigg

Hereford x steers - £1160 Middle Dukesfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1305, £1290 & £1270 Newlands Haugh, £1260 Holling Hill, £1250 & £1100 Newlands Haugh, £1095 Highwood

Charolais x heifers – £1340 Lough Green, £1210 Holling Hill

Limousin x steers – £1300 Paxton Dene & Luns House (x2), £1270 & £1265 Luns House, £1255 Milbourne High House & Luns House, £1250 Holling Hill, £1230 Milbourne High House & Holling Hill, £1225 Luns House, £1180& £1165 Highwood, £1140 Highwood (RJ Carr), £1080 High Lovelady Shield, £1075 East Uppertown, £1060 Highwood, £1050 Highwood & Ogle Dene, £1035 East Uppertown (x2), £1030 Middle Dukesfield

Limousin x heifers – £1315, £1240, £1200 & £1150 Hard Riding, £1145 Lough Green & Luns House, £1115 Milbourne High House, £1110 Lough Green, £1100 Middle Heads & Luns House, £1080 Milbourne High House, £1035 Lough Green, £1025 Luns House, £1010 Middle Heads, £1000 Luns House, £990 Lee Hall, £955 Lee Hall & Woodhead

British Blue x steers - £1230 Holling Hill, £1190 Middle Dukesfield

British Blue x heifers – £1210, £1160 & £1120 Hard Riding

Simmental x steers – £1200 Highwood, £1160 & £1140 Middle Dukesfield

Angus x steers -£1290 Middle Dukesfield, £1260, £1220, £1210, £1200 (x2) & £1190 Airy Holm, £1175 Catreen, £1155 Allendale Farm, £1135 Catreen, £1130 & £1110 Airy Holm, £1010 Allendale Farm

Angus x heifers – £1125 & £950 Airy Holm

Hereford x steers - £1270 & £1190 Newlands Haugh, £1100 & £1090 Middle Dukesfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1250 Stotsfold, £1160 East Loanend, £1150, £1130 & £1100 Stotsfold, £1090 Throstle Nest & East Loanend, £1080 Stotsfold, £1000 East Loanend, £990 Woodhead

Limousin x heifers – £1035 East Loanend, £1010 Dukesfield Hall, £1000 Woodhead, £980 East Loanend

Blonde x steers – £1260 (x2) Brownsleazes

Blonde x heifers – £1180, £1120 & £1065 Brownsleazes

British Blue x steers – £1000 & £940 Dykehead

British Blue x heifers – £1000 Dykehead

Angus x heifers - £1030 Amerside Law

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x heifers – £900 West End Town

Angus x steers – £940 Ingram

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 656 cast sheep with all classes again sharper on the week, heavy ewes especially.
Topping the sale this week were Texel x ewes from M/s S&M Pickworth, Dotland Park selling for £114
Cast tups were again in high demand and sold to a high of £112 for a pair of Texels from Mr RM Johnston, High Fotherley.
Hill sheep a nice trade and were topped by Cheviots from M/s AG&D Bissett, Middle Dukesfield selling for £82

Texel - £114 Dotland Park, £112 High Fotherley, £98 Round Meadows, £94 High Fotherley, Little Harle & East Uppertown, £84 Brieredge, £83 Peel Flatt, £81 Brieredge, £76 Wallhouses & Paradise Farm, £74 East Uppertown

Texel x – £104 High Fotherley, £100 Angerton Steads, £95 High Eshells, £90 Middle Farm, £89 Follions & Little Whittington, £87 Thornton Tower, £85 Middle Farm, £82 Amerside Law, £80 (x2) High Eshells, £77 Middle Dukesfield, £76 Follions, £74 Ogle Dene & Salmonfield, £73 Rosehill, £72 Black Callerton & Low Struthers, £70 Ogle Dene, Rosehill & Angerton Steads, £69 Errington, £68 Salmonfield, £66 Rosehill & East Uppertown, £65 Ogle Dene & Normans Riding

Suffolk - £99 Lowes Fell, £82 Steel Hall

Suffolk x – £92 Wallhouses, £81 Angerton Steads, £70 Thornton Tower & Black Callerton

Leicester - £84 Colwell Hill, £82 Middle Dukesfield, £80 Low Struthers, £75 Middle Dukesfield, £61 Low Struthers

Ryeland - £42 Peel Flatt

Cheviot – £55 Bavington Hill Head, £48 Amerside Law

Cheviot Mule – £82 Middle Dukesfield

Mule – £74 Wallhouses, £69 Normans Riding, £66 China Hall, £65 Wallhouses, £62 High Eshells, High Fotherley & Errington, £61 Angerton Steads, £60 Lowes Fell, Thornton Tower, Little Whittington, Rosehill & East Uppertown, £59 Middle Farm & Salmonfield, £58 Middle Dukesfield & Nilston Rigg, £57 Steel Hall, Winnows Hill & Sherburn Tower, £56 Wallhouses, High Fotherley, Lee Hall, Nilston Rigg, Steel Hall & Low Struthers

Blackface – £63 Brieredge, £60 Hole Farm, £55 Thornton Tower, £54 Burdonside, £49 Lowes Fell, £47 Thornton Tower, £46 Nilston Rigg

Swaledale – £56 Winnows Hill, £50 Rosehill, £46 Colwell Hill, £41 Hesleywell, £39 Winnows Hill, £38 Blackhalls (x2), £36 Rosehill

Herdwick - £41 Middle Dukesfield (Lucy Herdman)

Crossbred - £80 Steel Hall & Bavington Hill Head, £70 Steel Hall, £69 Bavington Hill Head, £59 Steel Hall

Store Hoggs

Store Hoggs simply dearer this week again.
The catalogued sale of 2183 hoggs topped at £113 for Beltex hoggs from M/s S&M Pickworth, Dotland Park, Hexham.  The same vendor had a further three pens break the £100 barrier!
Suffolk hoggs sold to a high of £94 this week from M/s J&E Campbell, Rosebrough, Alnwick.
Mule hoggs again in demand with Mr. I Potts, Redburn, Co Durham selling a grand pen of 45 for £74
More store hoggs could have been sold easily and more are needed to fulfill buyers demand next Friday.
For entries and enquiries please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel - £105 West Mill Hills

Texel x – £101.50 Linacres, £99.50 West Mill Hills, £99 West Mill Hills & High Baulk, £96 Dotland Park, £94.50 East Uppertown & Errington, £94 Blackburn, Linacres & South Carter Moor, £92 & £91 Bensons Fell, £90.50 Thornton Tower & High Baulk, £90 Bensons Fell & East House, £89.50 Brieredge, £89 Moorlaws, £88 Wydon, Bavington Hill Head, West Mill Hills & Blackburn, £87.50 Blackburn, £87 Chesters (x2), £86 Dotland Park, Black Hedley & High Fotherley, £85.50 Longlea Netherwitton, Bavington Hill Head & Thockrington (x2), £85 Longlea Netherwitton, East House, Thockrington, West Kirkheaton & Bankfoot, £84.50 Bensons Fell, £84 Sherburn Tower, £83.50 Thockrington, £83 Hedley Park, £82 Errington, Sherburn Tower & High Baulk, £81.50 Willimoteswick, £81 Sherburn Tower, £80 Wydon, Normans Riding, Hedley Park, Thornton Tower, West Mill Hills, South Carter Moor, Thockrington, Bankfoot & Ochrelands, £79Billerley, Longshaws & Hareshaw Allotment

Dutch Texel x - £102.50, £93 & £83 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £94 Rosebrough, £89 Laburnum Cottage, £88 Black Hedley, £87, £83 & £81.50 Thockrington, £81 Black Hedley, £78 Lowes Fell, £75 The Bridges, £74.50 West Kirkheaton, £73 Longshaws, £71.50 Haggwood, £70.50 West Kirkheaton, £70 Duddo Hill

Charollais x – £85.50 Bavington Hill Head, £75.50 & £74.50 Middle Heugh

Beltex x - £113, £110, £108 & £107 Dotland Park, £105.50 Hallington New Houses, £100 Linacres, £99, £96.50 & £94 Hallington New Houses, £90.50 Bavington Hill Head, £89 Linacres, £78 Bavington Hill Head

Ryeland - £50 Peel Flatt

Mule – £74 Redburn, £70.50 Ochrelands, £69.50 Loadman & Hesleywell, £68 Moorlaws, £64 Lowes Fell, £60.50 Ochrelands

SC Cheviot - £66 & £60.50 Flotterton

NC Cheviot - £85 Flotterton, £75.50 West Mill Hills, £74.50 Flotterton, £69.50 West Mill Hills

Blackface – £68 Harsondale, £46 Burdonside

Swaledale - £57 & £48 Hesleywell

Jacob - £83 Willimoteswick

Crossbred – £71.50 Moss Kennels

Breeding Cattle | Friday 25th January 2019

Breeding Cattle

Dispersal on behalf of M/s TN Myers & Son, Frolar Meadows, Allendale

Hexham & Northern Marts having been favoured with instructions offered for dispersal the entire beef breeding herd of suckler cows on behalf of long standing customers Messrs TN Myers & Son, Frolar Meadows, Allendale.

The herd of forty head, split evenly between spring and autumn calvers were offered for sale at the conclusion of the store cattle and a large crowd of buyers had gathered to support Thomas Myers including near neighbours from the parish of Allendale as well as a number that had travelled from further a-field into Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Berwickshire.

A genuine stock of cows throughout many were home-bred, three-quarter beef types and the remainder a very traditional ‘first-cross’ from the dairy herd, hand selected from one of only three herds based in either Northumberland or Cumbria.

The sale began with autumn calved cows that had run with the bull from varying dates throughout the ‘back-end’ and were sold with their Limousin cross calves at foot.  These peaked at £2200 for a 2015 born, home-bred black heifer with her October born steer calf at foot which courted interest from across the region and eventually sold to a delighted County Durham based purchaser.

Another home-bred sort was the next dearest to sell at £2050 and this one; a fourth calver with her July born heifer calf at foot went home with the same buyer. A great many more with calves at foot sold into the high teens of hundreds which reflected the fresh nature of the cows throughout irrespective of age. Twenty-one cows with calves at foot returned a highly respectable £1422 per outfit.

An equally level offering of spring calving cows in regular ages were next to sell, many of these truly quiet types having been stall tied.  Once again near neighbours from farms situated in the Allen and surrounding ‘Dales’ were on hand to vie for the best of these animals and the best looked dear in comparison to the earlier cows with a calf at foot.  These peaked at £1460 for a big, proud, black cow carrying herd third and due in March to the herd stock bull ‘Cornsay Ionesco’ which went home with near neighbours and regular consignors of top quality yearling sucklers to Hexham auction mart. Another sold at £1420, this one; a 2011 born fourth calver that was taken back in a very level load put together by a Barnard Castle based producer. A third at the same age was the only other to sell at £1400 and was bought by the same buyers as the first spring calver. With a good spread of regular ages buyers were keen for all but the very oldest of cows however the matriarch of the herd at fifteen years of age and still looking fresh did not struggle to find a new home together with a few of her older herdmates. 

The final offering of the sale was the five year old stock bull ‘Cornsay Ionesco’ bred by Messrs Suddes in County Durham. With pedigree breeding going back to the renowned ‘Mas Du Clo’ and a good show of calves previously seen through the sale ring the bull sold well at 2750 Guineas selling, once again to a very near neighbour farming a very similar herd of commercial suckler cows at altitude where ‘Ionesco’ will no doubt continue to sire quality beef calves.  

Leading prices;

Bull

Limousin – 2750gns

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2200, £2050, £1900, £1840, £1750, £1700, £1650, £1540, £1440, £1420, £1300, £1220, £1200, £1180, £1100 & £1020 (x2)

Angus – £1300, £1200

In Calf Cows

Limousin – £1460, £1420, £1400, £1340, £1320, £1300, £1180, £1100, £1040 & £980

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A larger show of prime cattle this week with a nice entry of steers and heifers.  Topping the section this week was a well fed Limousin x heifer from M/s GR Scott & Son, Corneyside Farm, Stamfordham realising 228.5ppk (£1432.70)
Topping the steer trade was a Limousin x steer from M/s JS Hubbuck Ltd., Rising Sun realising 191.5ppk.  The highest grossing steer came from the same vendor selling for £1343.10

Limousin Steers – £1315.85, £1285.57, £1263.26, £1210.28 & £1184.38 Rising Sun

191.5p, 189.5p, 188.5p, 185.5p & 180.5p Rising Sun

Limousin Heifers – £1432.70, £1284.24 & £1281 Corneyside

228.5p, 213.5p & 209.5p Corneyside

British Blue Steers – £1343.10 & 181.5p Rising Sun

British Blue Heifers – £1212.75 & £1162.59 Little Swinburne

220.5p & 214.5p Little Swinburne

Young Bull

A well bred Limousin x young bull forward this week from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley selling for 204.5ppk purchased by M/s JA Jewitt (Meat) Ltd.

Limousin - £1192.24 & 204.5p Low Ardley

OTM

Less cows forward this week and a plainer show on offer.  All classes of cows would maintain last week’s rates.
Sale was topped by an Angus x cow from ME Harrison, The Tofts, Haydon Bridge realising £1230.78
Top pence per kilo came from FT Walton, Flotterton with an Angus x selling to 173.5ppk

Limousin – £874.83 Flotterton, £837.80 The Tofts

123.5p High Yarridge, 120.5p Flotterton, 118.5p The Tofts

Limousin (Bulls) - £871.25 Low Ardley

102.5p Low Ardley

Angus -£1230.78 The Tofts, £1087.85 & £1014.60 Flotterton, £941.07 Hedley Park, £916.15 Flotterton, £866.40 The Tofts

173.5p Flotterton, 140.5p The Tofts, 133.5p, 125.5p & 123.5p Flotterton, 123.5p Hedley Park, 120.5p The Tofts, 117.5p, 115.5p, 111.5p & 108.5p Flotterton

Charolais - £852.78 & 116.5p Flotterton

British Blue – £822.38 Low West House

112.5p Holly Hill West, 107.5p Low West House

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Less sheep forward and generally not the quality show of last week.  In line with other centres, all classes less money on the week.

Texel x – £95 High Eshells (x2) & Comb Hills, £94 Bingfield East Quarter, £93.50 Milbourne High House (x2), £93 High Eshells & Tenter House (x2), £92 Baal Hill & Aydonshields, £90 Comb Hills, £89 High Eshells (x2), £88 Aydonshields & Low Staples, £87 Tenter House & Low Eshells, £86 Bingfield East Quarter (x2), Laburnum Cottage & West Shields, £85 Low Eshells, West Shields & Old Town, £84.50 Aydonshields, £84 & £83.50 (x2) Low Eshells, £82.50 Tenter House, £81.50 Low Staples (x2), £80 Aydonshields (x2), Milbourne High House & Low Staples (x2), £77 Low Eshells & West Shields, £75 Elpha Green, Laburnum Cottage, Low Staples & West Shields

226.2p Comb Hills, 223.7p Low Eshells, 222.6p Milbourne High House, 221.4p Tenter House (x2), 219.5p Comb Hills, 219.1p Baal Hill & Aydonshields, 218.6p & 215p Bingfield East Quarter, 212.2p Tenter House, 209.5p Low Staples, 204.8p Bingfield East Quarter & West Shields, 192.3p West Shields, 190.5p Aydonshields (x2), 187.8p Low Eshells, 187.5p Tenter House, 185.4p High Eshells (x2), 182.5p Great Bavington, 181.5p Low Eshells, 178.9p High Eshells, 178.6p Laburnum Cottage, 177.7p Low Eshells, 176.2p & 174.4p Low Staples, 174p Low Eshells, 173.9p & 173.4p Low Staples, 171.1p West Shields, 170p West Shields & Old Town, 169.8p Low Staples (x2), 169p Aydonshields

Suffolk x – £88 & £84.50 Baal Hill, £83 Low Eshells & Great Bavington, £82 Laburnum Cottage & Low Eshells, £80.50 Low Eshells, £80 Old Town, £79.50 Luns House, £79 Great Bavington, £75.50 Low Eshells & Luns House, £74 Luns House

188.8p Low Eshells, 188.1p Great Bavington, 180.5p Luns House, 180.4p Great Bavington, 179.8p Baal Hill & Luns House, 179.6p Baal Hill, 175p Low Eshells, 169.2p Luns House, 160.8p Low Eshells, 157.7p Laburnum Cottage, 156.9p Old Town, 150.9p Low Eshells

Charollais x - £64 & 182.9p Low Staples

Bleu D’Maine x - £82 & £78 Low Staples

215.8p & 190.2p Low Staples

Hampshire x - £67 & £62 Elpha Green

Cheviot x- £80.50 & £80 Flotterton

195.1p & 187.2p Flotterton

Mule – £80.50 & £79.50 Baal Hill, £78 Tenter House, £73.50 Holly Hill West

184.9p & 183p Baal Hill, 179.3p Holly Hill West, 177.3p Tenter House

Blackface - £77.50 & £65 Tenter House

180.2p & 171.1p Tenter House

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £79 & £70 Old Town

Mule – £57 Old Town

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 18th January 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their third sale of 2019 and conducted their inaugural ‘New Year’ prize show of store cattle which was kindly sponsored by Blackshaws Mitsubishi dealership of Alnwick and Morpeth and the company are delighted to receive their generous support for this new show venture.
Presiding as joint judges on the day were respected local cattleman Mr Frank Robson, South Farm Ryal who was ably assisted by his grandson Mr Lewis Wood on his first venture into the realm of show cattle judging.
A quality entry of both older sorts and younger yearling types were presented before the judges in age determined classes and both gentlemen approached their task with due consideration and professionalism
The classes for steers and heifers over eighteen months of age were the first to be judged and these were dominated by a smart pen of cattle: the first ever to be bred at home by the fledgling commercial suckler herd of Messrs Watson, Holywell Farms Ltd, Newcastle, that took all three rosettes in the steer class as well as second and third in the heifer line-up, beaten only by a well-bred and shapely ginger Charolais cross heifer from William Hall, New Houses, Hallington.

Greater numbers of cattle under eighteen months were brought out and the offerings in these classes were very level throughout.  Working swiftly and diligently the judges aligned their opinions and favoured red Limousin cross cattle in both the steer and heifer classes as outlined below;

Prize Show

Best Steer Over 18 Months   1st Church Farm
                                               2nd Church Farm
                                               3rd Church Farm
Best Heifer Over 18 Months  1st Hallington New Houses
                                                2nd Church Farm
                                                3rd Church Farm

Best Steer Under 18 Months  1st High Lovelady Shield
                                                2nd High Lovelady Shield
                                                3rd Bog Hall
Best Heifer Under 18 Months 1st Bog Hall
                                                2nd Glower Oer Him
                                                3rd East Unthank

From the four class winners the judges selected the younger bullock as their Overall Champion; the superb thirteen month old, red, 7/8 bred Limousin cross steer by a homebred Limousin bull from Messrs Athey, High Lovelady Shield, Alston, Cumbria which stood with a sharp, sparky outlook at the front and a pronounced, shapely rear end to match. 

Staying true to type it was the first prize heifer from Messrs Robinson, Bog Hall that the judges awarded Reserve Champion rosette and this one, also a red Limousin at a year old was typical of the stamp that the Capheaton based family present in the show and sale tings at Hexham on a regular basis.

The Champion and Reserve were brought forward to the sale ring at Mid-day and with very little to choose between them it was perhaps then fitting that both sold, after some competitive bidding for the same price of £1200 with both going home to Ryal with the judges on the day.

Outwith the show a sound entry of 536 catalogued head were presented with trade in general marginally easier on the week.  The best end of stronger, older types however maintained the levels seen over the past two weeks with the sale peaking at £1425 for the first prize steer over 18 months of age from Shaun Watson & Family, Holywell Farms, Newcastle.  This Limousin cross steer, along with the second dearest on the day at £1380 were amongst a pen full from Messrs Watson that were their first home-bred store cattle to be sold from their newly formed suckler cow herd; a great start to say the least.
Including the monthly special sale for native breed cattle this week saw an entry of over 120 of these types and fitting perhaps then that the top price native beast was an Angus steer from John Miller, Airy Holm which scaled to £1350 and sold just before the dearest heifer on the day, also an Angus with tremendous shape levelled at £1330 for Mr Miller to confirm the success of his shift from continental sires to The Black Angus within his Kiln Pit Hill based herd.

Dominating the entry of younger yearling cattle was the lorry load brought the short distance to Hexham from Newbrough by Messrs Walton, Greyside which peaked at 1230 for a strong Simmental cross steer with shape and many more selling into the high eleven hundreds to average £1164 for 12 steers and £1067 for 9 heifer sisters at thirteen months of age. 

With the first signs of typical winter weather making an appearance anyone thinking of marketing store cattle to conserve precious fodder for cows and ewes are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to advise the best route to market by which to maximise your returns.

Leading prices; 

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1295 & £1160 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1325 Dovecote, £1240 Luns House, £1205 East Uppertown & Farnamullan

Limousin x heifers - £1330 Airy Holm, £1105 & £1065 (x2) Farnamullan

Angus x steers - £1260 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £1180 Bunker Hill, £1045 Byreside, £980 Peddar Hill

Shorthorn steers - £1000 Peddar Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1290 Lough Green, £1260 Rare Dean, £1180, £1170 & £1165 Hay A Park, £1160 Rare Dean & Farnamullan, £1145 & £1110 Springwell, £1090 Hay A Park & Farnamullan, £1060 & £1050 (x2) Hay A Park

Charolais x heifers – £1245 & £1150 Farnamullan, £1110 (x2) Hallington New Houses, £1105 Farnamullan, £1040 Hallington New Houses, £1000 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1425 & £1380 Church Farm, £1355 Lough Green, £1265 West Kirkheaton, £1260 Luns House (x2), £1245 Nunwick, £1240 Church Farm & Highwood, £1230 Armond Carr & Luns House, £1215 Lough Green, £1210 Kirkley March, Highwood & Nunwick, £1200 Highwood & Nunwick (x2), £1190 Kirkley March & Camphill, £1185 Kirkley March, £1180 Farnamullan, £1170 Church Farm, Kirkley March & Highwood, £1150 East Uppertown & Nunwick, £1140 Church Farm & Armond Carr, £1135 Dovecote, £1130 Highwood, £1105 Greyside, £1100 Luns House, Hay A Park, Kirkley March & Linacres, £1095 Low Eshells, £1080 Highwood

Limousin x heifers – £1270 & £1265 Church Farm, £1205 Luns House, £1080 Church Farm & Camphill, £1075 Greyside, £1070 Church Farm, £1055 Armond Carr & Camphill, £1050 Lee Hall & High Lovelady Shield, £1045 Sweethope, £1040 Luns House, £1025 Farnamullan, £1020 Luns House, £1015 Lee Hall

British Blue x steers - £1265 & £1255 Lough Green, £1200 & £1055 West Kirkheaton, £1000 Camphill

British Blue x heifers – £1055 & £985 Camphill

Simmental x steers – £1175 Springwell, £1130 Hay A Park, £1100 Springwell

Simmental x heifers – £950 Springwell

Angus x steers -£1350 Airy Holm, £1300 Newlands Haugh & Springwell, £1295 Aydonshields, £1280 Newlands Haugh, £1270 Aydonshields & Springwell, £1240 & £1230 Airy Holm, £1200 Aydonshields & Springwell, £1190 & £1180 Airy Holm, £1145 Hallington New Houses, £1060 Allendale Farm, £1020 Lee Hall

Angus x heifers – £1145 & £1070 Airy Holm, £1040 Bunker Hill, £980 Airy Holm

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1180 Hay A Park, £1055 Peddar Hill

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1020 Peddar Hill

Shorthorn steers - £1185, £1105, £1070 & £1010 Hay A Park

Hereford x steers - £1200 Newlands Haugh, £1150 Church Farm, £1120 Peddar Hill, £950 Highwood

Luing steers - £850 & £840 The Lampert

Luing heifers - £850 (x2) & £830 Blueburn

Holstein Friesian steers - £880 Church Farm

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1085 Cooper House, £975 High Trewhitt

Charolais x heifers - £1000 Springwell, £990 Cooper House

Limousin x steers – £1200 High Lovelady Shield, £1195, £1190 & £1185 Greyside, £1180 Nunwick, £1170, £1160 & £1145 Greyside, £1140, £1120 (x2), £1110 & £1105 High Lovelady Shield, £1095 Old Ravensworth, £1085 High Lovelady Shield, £10710 Old Ravensworth, £1060 Nunwick, Brokenheugh, High Lovelady Shield & Allenshields, £1050 Hawksteel, £1040 & £1030 Old Ravensworth, £1000 Lee Hall (x2) & High Trewhitt, £990 Lee Hall, £980 High Lovelady Shield

Limousin x heifers – £1200 Bog Hall, £1170 High Lovelady Shield & Allenshields, £1115 Allenshields, £1090 Greyside & Glower Oer Him, £1080 Greyside & High Lovelady Shield, £1070 Greyside, £1035 Stotsfold, £1010 Brokenheugh, £995 Agars Hill & Hawksteel, £990 (x2) Brokenheugh, £980 Brokenheugh, Greyside & Stotsfold

British Blue x steers – £1060 & £975 Nunwick, £950 East Unthank

Simmental x steers – £1230 & £1170 Greyside

Angus x steers – £1020 Partridge Nest, £1015 Partridge Nest & Tursdale House (x2), £1005 Brackenthwaite, £1000 Partridge Nest, £990 & £975 Tursdale House

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £960 Bog Hall, £950 Hawksteel, £910 Bog Hall & Hawksteel

Limousin x heifers – £905 Baal Hill

British Blue x steers – £955 & £930 East Unthank

British Blue x heifers – £965 East Unthank

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Slightly more ewes forward this week that attracted more buyers ringside, making trade brisk.
Heavy ewes in line with other centers this week and slightly easier but leaner ewes, and cast tups especially, easily cashed.
Two pens shared the top spot this week with Suffolk x ewes from Mr A Patterson, Wallhouses and Dutch Texel ewes from M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill both selling for £104
Cast rams sold to £100 from M/s M&D Walton, Gleedlee

Texel - £100 Gleedlee, £90 Nilston Rigg, £86 & £79 Haining Head, £75 & £69 Rowley

Texel x – £94 Longshaws & Agars Hill, £90 Brinkburn Newhouses, £89 South Hallington, £87 Longshaws, £86 Nilston Rigg & Whitshields, £85 Nilston Rigg & Longshaws, £81 Normans Riding, £80 South Hallington, Longshaws, Derecroft & Shaftoe Moor, £78 Salmonswell & Whitshields, £77 Lee Hall, £76 Brokenheugh & Merryshields, £75 Agars Hill

Dutch Texel x - £104, £98 & £93 Agars Hill

Suffolk - £83 Haining Head

Suffolk x – £104 Wallhouses, £93 Brinkburn Newhouses, £89 Moorlaws, £87 Longshaws, £82 Brinkburn Newhouses, £78 Nilston Rigg, £77 China Hall, £76 Wallhouses, £75 White House

Leicester -£64 Gleedlee

Hampshire x - £74 (x2) & £72 Derecroft

Cheviot x – £59 Thornbrough, £56 Laings Hill

Mule – £73 Wallhouses, £71 Agars Hill, £69 Whitshields, £67 Nilston Rigg & Agars Hill, £66 Brokenheugh & South Hallington, £64 Ridley Farm, £63 Brokenheugh, £60 Longshaws, £59 Whitshields & Normans Riding, £58 White House Matfen & Milbourne Town Farm, £57 Nilston Rigg, Brinkburn Newhouses, Salmonswell, East Cocklaw, Shaftoe Moor & Lee Hall, £56 Nilston Rigg, Haggwood, Stone Stile, Throstle Nest & China Hall, £55 Throstle Nest

Blackface – £59 Whitshields, £53 Nilston Rigg, £52 Pundershaw, £51 Black Heddon, £49 Nilston Rigg

Swaledale – £30 Gleedlee, £22 Nookton

Store Hoggs

A plainer show of 2974 catalogued store hoggs this week.  Larger hoggs would be slightly easier on the week but good farming hoggs still met a good trade again and in demand at Hexham, with potential purchasers coming from all parts of the UK.
Sale was topped for a pen of Texel tup hoggs from Mrs BD Milburn, Butterknowes, Longframlington selling for £95
Good farming hoggs would be sold to rates of £72-£75 with longer keeping sorts £58-£62
Again more hoggs needed next week to meet buyers demand., entries to Drew 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel x – £95 Butterknowes, £90 Shaw Wood & Willimoteswick, £89 Bensons Fell, £88.50 Comb Hills, £87.50 Edlingham Moor, £86 Thockrington & Cockhall, £84 Thockrington, Bensons Fell, Butterknowes & Slaterfield Fell, £83 Bensons Fell, £82 Throstle Nest, £81.50 Blackburn, £81 Bensons Fell & Wylam Sheep Farm, £80 Cockhall (x2), Hedley Park, Butterknowes (x2) & Highwood (x2), £79.50 High Warden, £79 Milbourne Town Farm, £78.50 High Warden, Hedley Park & Ochrelands, £78 Brixter Hill, Throstle Nest & Edlingham Moor, £77 Moorlaws, Butterknowes, Bellshiel & Normans Riding, £76 Cockhall, Waite Farm & Town Farm Milbourne

Dutch Texel x - £89.50, £85, £83.50 & £82.50 Willimoteswick

Suffolk - £87 Brinkburn Newhouses

Suffolk x – £85 Yetlington Lane, £84.50 Thockrington (x2), £82 Brixter Hill & Duddo Hill, £81 South Hallington, £80 Rowley & Haining Head, £78.50 Brinkburn Newhouses, £78 Yetlington Lane, £76.50 Fairley, £76 Brixter Hill, Rowley & Wallhouses, £75.50 Duddo Hill, Fairley & Piatroon, £75 Black Hedley, Allenheads Farm, Heugh Farm & Piatroon

Charollais x – £87 Holling Hill, £78 Middle Coldcotes, £75.50 & £74 Middle Heugh

Beltex x - £87, £84 & £83.50 Throstle Nest, £83 East House

Leicester - £66 Holling Hill

Shropshire - £77 East Cocklaw

Lleyn - £71 Middle Heugh, £67.50 & £63.50 (x2) Netherton Northside

Vendeen - £66 & £65 (x2) Coltpark

Cheviot x - £74 Low Greenley Cleugh & Bellshiel, £72.50, £63 & £61 South Colwell

Mule – £72 Causey Burn & Highwood, £69 Sunderland Cleugh, £68 Coltpark & Woodhouse, £67 Heugh Farm, £66 Highwood, £64 Bridgeford, £63 Holling Hill, £60 Edlingham Moor

Blackface – £81 Shitlington Hall, £62 & £51 Holling Hill, £49.50 Shitlington Hall, £47 Bridgeford, £46 Hareshaw, £42 Bellshiel

Swaledale - £42.50 & £37.50 Broadgates

Herdwick - £62 Comb Hills, £46 Hill Top

Crossbred – £85.50 Butterknowes, £78 Bellshiel, £75 Middle Coldcotes, £74.50 & £70 Yetlington Lane, £66.50 Waite Farm

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 15th January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Another nice show of butchers’ heifers that topped at 227.5ppk from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Limousin Heifers – £1282.89 & £1188.15 Nunwick, £960.28 Salmonswell

223.5p & 222.5p Nunwick, 177.5p Salmonswell

Charolais Heifers – £1335.43, £1281.14 & £1242.06 Flotterton, 227.5p, 191.5p & 190.5p Flotterton

OTM

More cows forward again this week that met a slightly dearer trade.  There was once again a full ringside of buyers that are keen for cows and more could easily have been sold.
Sale was topped by a Limousin x cow from M/s D&J Sedgewick that realised £1208.24
The highest pence per kilo cow came from M/s AE&NG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law who sold a great Limousin x cow for b178.5ppk

Limousin – £1208.24 Errington Red House, £1194.23 Middle Heads, £1139.77 Grange House, £1094.34 Ingoe Low Hall, £1057.40 Low West House, £1015.15 Warksfield Head, £1013.88 Low West House, £998.07 Cornhills, £983.48 West Nubbock, £903.96 Nunwick, £851.73 Low West House

178.5p Low West House, 161.5p Cornhills, 155.5p Low West House, 153.5p Middle Heads, 149.5p Ingoe Low Hall, 146.5p Grange House, 139.5p Nunwick, 133.5p Low West House, 129.5p Errington Red House, 128.5p Warksfield Head, 119.5p Nunwick & Salmonswell (x2), 117.5p Nunwick & West Nubbock, 116.5p West Nubbock, 115.5p Colwell Demesne, 109.5p Stone Stile

Limousin (Male) - £1132.88 Yatesfield, £1038.38 Bellshiel, £908.15 Spittalshield

132.5p Yatesfield, 108.5p Spittalshield, 106.5p Bellshiel

Charolais - £1179.70 West Nubbock, £1094.08 Errington Red House
 
131.5p Errington Red House, 125.5p West Nubbock

Angus -£1093.49 West Shields, £1023.05 The Tofts, £980.59 Bellingham Demesne, £854.10 Yatesfield, £843.75 Gleedlee

135.5p West Shields, 123.5p Bellingham Demesne, 120.5p The Tofts, 115.5p Yatesfield, 112.5p Gleedlee, 109.5p Yatesfield, 107.5p Ingoe Low Hall

British Blue – £981.06 & 124.5p West Nubbock

Blonde- £952.88 & £884.73 Colepike

115.5p (x2) Colepike

Beef Shorthorn - £844.44 & 113.5p West Shields

Hereford - £1062.60 Grange House, £829.55 The Brigg

126.5p Grange House, 117.5p The Brigg

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

More hoggs forward on the week but another decent show.  Heavier hoggs slightly less but export types and handier weights good to sell resulting in a very similar average on the week and selling to 250p from Kellah.

Texel x – £105 Baal Hill & Kellah, £102.50 Kellah, £97.50 Watch Currock (x2), £96 Great Bavington, £95 Tenter House & Watch Currock, £94 Low West House & Kellah, £93.50 Low West House (x2) & Watch Currock, £93 Aydonshields & Little Swinburne, £92.50 Tenter House & Low Staples, £92 Baal Hill & Little Swinburne, £91.50 Matfen High House, £91 Hedley Park & Kellah, £90.50 Kellah, £90 Aydonshields, Low Ardley (x2), Little Swinburne, Watch Currock & Kellah (x2), £89.50 Tenter House & West Shields, £89 Aydonshields, Low Staples & Palm Strothers, £88.50 Tenter House, Low Eshells & Springwell Cottage (x3), £88 Tenter House, Low Eshells (x2), Springwell Cottage, Hedley Park (x2), Morrowfield & West Shields, £87.50 Bingfield East Quarter (x2), Springwell Cottage (x2), Watch Currock (x2), Old Town & Palm Strothers

250p Kellah, 235.1p Low Ardley, 235p Kellah, 231.9p Low West House, 230.8p Low Ardley, 224.4p Little Swinburne, 223.8p Low West House, 223.7p Low Eshells, 223.2p Matfen High House, 222.8p Kellah, 222.6p (x2) Low West House, 222.5p Palm Strothers, 221.4p Little Swinburne, 220.2p Tenter House, 219.5p Kellah, 218.2p Great Bavington, 217.1p Low Staples, 216.7p Watch Currock, 215.9p Tenter House, 213.4p Bingfield East Quarter, 211.9p & 211.4p Aydonshields, 209.5p West Shields & Hedley Park, 209.3p Little Swinburne, 208.3p Bingfield East Quarter, 204p Low Staples, 203.5p Springwell Cottage, 203.1p Watch Currock, 202.4p Low West House, 201.3p Bingfield East Quarter, 201.1p Low Staples, 200p Low Ardley, 198.9p Springwell Cottage, 197.7p Low Eshells, 197.6p Palm Strothers, 197.4p Old Town, 196.6p Hedley Park & West Shields, 196.2p West Shields, 195.6p Tenter House & Springwell Cottage, 195.1p Palm Strothers & Matfen High House, 195p Bingfield East Quarter

Suffolk x – £91 Low Eshells, £90 New Dotland, Baal Hill, Great Bavington & Morrowfield, £89 Luns House, £88.50 Morrowfield, £88 Low Eshells, Great Bavington & Morrowfield, £87.50 New Dotland, £87 New Dotland, Low Eshells & Old Town, £86.50 Great Bavington, £85.50 Luns House, £84 Great Bavington & Old Town, £83.50 Luns House, £83 Great Bavington, £82 Great Bavington & Old Town

198.9p New Dotland, 195.2p Great Bavington, 194.1p Luns House, 193.2p & 190.9p Great Bavington, 190.7p Old Town, 190p Luns House, 188.6p & 188p Great Bavington, 185.1p Low Eshells, 184.4p Morrowfield, 181.6p Luns House, 180p Baal Hill, 178.4p Low Eshells, 172.6p Great Bavington, 170.6p New Dotland

Beltex x – £96 & £86 Low West House

246.2p & 245.7p Low West House

Cheviot x- £86, £78 & £76 Flotterton

200p (x2) & 191.1p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £83.50 & £76 Bingfield Combe

194.2p & 181p Bingfield Combe

Mule – £86.50 New Dotland, £85.50 Tenter House, £85 Baal Hill, £82 High Yarridge & Baal Hill

190.7p Baal Hill, 190p Tenter House, 184.8p Baal Hill, 182.1p & 180.2p New Dotland, 178.3p High Yarridge

Blackface - £81.50 & 185.2p New Dotland

Swaledale - £73.50 & 183.8p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £70 Old Town

Suffolk x - £64 Matfen High House

Blackface – £39 Low Greenley Cleugh

Store & Breeding Cattle & Store Sheep | Friday 11th January 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their second sale of the year and offered a sound catalogued entry of 438 head of store cattle.

A greatly increased entry on the week saw a larger crowd at the ringside and all classes dearer again. Leading the sale this week were not one but three charolais steers; the first at 22 months was brought out by breeder and weekly consignor John Carpenter, Rare Dene, Cornsay, County Durham who saw the hefty bullock quickly rise to change hands at £1390.  This was followed a little later in the sale by a pair of equally well-grown and square steers brought to Hexham from The Coquet Valley at 18 months of age which realised the same tariff for vendor Jimmy Walton, Flotterton, Rothbury.

The same vendor also sold a cracking offering of six heifer sisters to the aforementioned bullocks which, in two lots of three were drawn to perfection and sold at £1300 and £1310 consecutively to two determined purchasers based near Barnsley and Huddersfield respectively.

Middle and younger aged cattle were also in demand with buyers keen for all classes. Messrs Athey, High Loveladyshield saw the peak of this trade for a superb Limousin cross bullock which received attention from all around the ring and quickly travelled to settle at £1380 with the hammer falling in favour of a locally based finisher. 

The largest run of cattle on the day fell within this age bracket and were brought the short distance to Hexham Mart from West Nubbuck Farm by noted breeder Lewis Forster.  Using both Limousin and Charolais sires Mr Forster saw his ‘red’ sired cattle peak at £1200 for steers and £1170 for heifers whilst those by the ‘white’ bull peaked at £1165 for heifers and £1150 for steers.  The £1150 price tag was realised twice for charolais cross steers, bred from top quality Limousin cross mothers, the second was for a very well-grown and shapely 8 month old steer which topped the youngest age class; those at ten months and younger.  Mr Forster enjoyed a buoyant trade throughout and saw his 21 steers average £1058 and 13 heifers return at £946.

Messrs Thompson, East Unthank also sold cattle in the youngest age class and saw their best Blue cross steer hit £1045 whilst a Limmy at the same 9 months of age reached £1025 for the Haltwhistle based family.

Entries are invited for next week’s inaugural ‘New Year’ prize show and sale which has introduced by the company and will be kindly sponsored by Blackshaws of Alnwick.  Classes are simple and consist of two for cattle under 18 months of age; steers and heifers and two for cattle over 18 months of age; also steer and heifers. The latter is designed to attract stronger, forward types not typically seen in the show ring whilst the former will undoubtedly see traditional ‘show calves’ presented.  Entries and enquiries should be directed to the auctioneers on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Angus x heifers - £1100 Elilaw

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1250, £1200 & £1130 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1270, £1255 & £1240 White House Matfen, £1155 Middle Moor, £1150 White House Matfen, £1110 & £1050 Kirkley March

Limousin x heifers - £1250 Pitland Hills, £1180 Bunker Hill, £1125 White House Matfen, £1080 Sweethope, £1050 White House Matfen, £1040 Sweethope

British Blue x steers – £1150 Middle Moor

British Blue x heifers - £1045 Newlands Haugh

Angus x steers - £1220 White House Matfen, £1000 Middle Moor

Fleckvieh steers - £1110 & £1100 Middle Moor

Galloway x steers - £965 Middle Moor

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1390 Rare Dean & Flotterton, £1360 Newlands Haugh, £1355 & £1335 Rare Dean, £1310 Newlands Haugh, £1215 & £1210 Rare Dean, £1170 Kirkley March, £1060 Elilaw, £965 Hedley West

Charolais x heifers – £1310 & £1300 Flotterton, £1205 Rare Dean, £1175 Newlands Haugh, £1140 Farnamullan, £1080 Newlands Haugh, £1060 Rare Dean, £1030 & £1020 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1380 High Lovelady Shield, £1325, £1280 (x2) & £1275 Luns House, £1260 Low Middleton, £1235 Luns House, £1220 Luns House & High Lovelady Shield, £1215 High Lovelady Shield, £1210, £1205 & £1200 Kirkley March, £1180 Sunniside, £1170 Middle Moor & East Uppertown (x2), £1160 High Lovelady Shield, £1150 Kirkley March, £1130 Middle Moor, £1110 Kirkley March, £1100 & £1095 East Uppertown, £1075 Middle Moor, £1050 Woodcroft, £1010 High Lovelady Shield

Limousin x heifers – £1130 Luns House, £1110 High Lovelady Shield, £1100 Luns House, £1070 Sweethope, £1050 Luns House, £1040 Sweethope, £1025 Lee Hall, £1020 White House Matfen, £1010 Luns House, £1005 Bunker Hill, £985 Lee Hall, £965 Sweethope, £940 Berwick Hill

British Blue x steers - £1075 & £980 Errington

Simmental x steers – £1325 Newlands Haugh, £1090 Hackford, £1080 Elilaw

Simmental x heifers – £980 Newlands Haugh

Angus x steers - £1240 & £1220 Sunniside, £1200 Allendale Farm & Elilaw, £1190, £1170, £1160 & £1130 Elilaw, £1120 Sunniside, £1100 & £1070 Elilaw, £1040 Allendale Farm

Angus x heifers – £1220 & £1180 Elilaw, £1160 Lee Hall, £1100 Berwick Hill, £1030 Newlands Haugh, £920 Berwick Hill

Hereford x heifers - £950 & £940 Bunker Hill

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £900 Sillywrea

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1150 & £1030 West Nubbock, £1010 & £1000 Haggwood, £970 West Nubbock, £955 Hedley West

Charolais x heifers - £1165 West Nubbock, £1090 & £1040 Haggwood, £930 Farnamullan, £900 West Shields

Limousin x steers – £1205 Grange House, £1200 & £1145 West Nubbock, £1140 Grange House, £1110 Rawfoot, £1095, £1080 & £1070 West Nubbock, £1060 Grange House, £1045 West Nubbock, £1040 Woodcroft, £1035 Errington, £1030 West Nubbock, £1025 East Unthank, £1020 Agars Hill, £1000 Low Middleton, £930 Agars Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1170 West Nubbock, £1150 West Nubbock & Dykehead, £1110 Dykehead, £1100 & £1080 Rusheylaw, £1035 Woodcroft, £1030, £1020 & £995 Lee Hall, £990 Woodcroft, £965 Agars Hill, £950 Lee Hall, £940 Farnamullan, Grange House & East Unthank, £925 Agars Hill, £920 Rusheylaw

British Blue x steers – £1035 & £1000 Rawfoot, £990 Errington, £960 Rawfoot

British Blue x heifers – £970 Rawfoot

Simmental x steers – £1000 Low Middleton & Hackford, £950 West Nubbock

Simmental x heifers – £920 Farnamullan

Angus x heifers - £960 Lee Hall

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1150 West Nubbock

Charolais x heifers – £925 & £895 Elrington Hall

British Blue x steers – £1045 East Unthank

Breeding Cattle

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin - £1200 Earnwell House

Shorthorn - £1000 New Park House

Belted Galloway - £780 Wayn Riggs

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Larger entry of ewes this week but a mixed show on offer compared to last week with the main a touch easier in trade.

Texel - £92 Rusheylaw, £88 High Eshells, £80 Middle Moor, £74 Thornton Tower, £72 Wydon

Texel x – £111 Stotsfold, £110 South Carter Moor, £100 Stotsfold, £98 South Carter Moor, £96 Hallington New Houses, £94 Follions, £92 West Moorhouses, £90 Aydonshields & South Clarewood, £89 South Carter Moor & High Eshells, £88 Hallington New Houses, £85 Watch Hill & South Clarewood, £82 Middle Farm (x2), £80 Hallington New Houses & South Clarewood, £74 West Moorhouses & Stone Hall, £72 South Carter Moor, East Barnwell & The Reenes, £71 Watch Hill & Hedley Park, £70 Watch Hill, High Eshells, Stone Hall & Cooper House

Suffolk x – £92 Haredene, £90 Aydonshields, £89 Wallhouses, £88 West Kirkheaton & Wallhouses, £82 Broomfield, £70 Dene House, £69 Redgate Grange & Low Eshells, £68 Broomfield, £65 West Kirkheaton
Beltex x - £73 Palm Strothers

Leicester - £100 Allenshields, £73 Ottercops, £67 Middle Moor, £62 Ottercops

Zwartbles - £58 Watch Hill

Cheviot – £87 Barrasford Green, £68 Sillywrea, £58 Barrasford Green

Cheviot Mule – £66 Barrasford Green

Mule – £68 Watch Hill, £65 Haredene & Wallhouses, £62 Haredene, £60 Redgate Grange, High Eshells, Low Eshells, Rare Dean & South Clarewood, £59 Middle Farm & Stone Hall, £58 Aydonshields, Haggwood, Winnows Hill, High Alderheads & Low Brunton, £57 New Dotland & East Barnwell

Blackface – £52 Redesmouth, £50 New Dotland & Monkridge Hill, £58 Cowbyre, £47 Warksfield Head, £43 The Ash, £41 Thornton Tower

Swaledale – £42 Allenshields, £39 Loadman, £34 Birkside, £32 Bridgeford & Winnows Hill, £29 Loadman

Jacob - £32 Middle Farm

Crossbred - £91 Hallington New Houses

Store Hoggs

More store hoggs forward this week with 2810 catalogued.  A more mixed show compared to last week, with more hill and mule hoggs forward, but trade was just as brisk, and possibly dearer than last week.
The sale was topped by some tremendous Beltex x tup hoggs from M/s JJ & JM Saunders, Bavington Hill Head who had the top five prices of £110, £105, £102, £101 and £100
Large demand for Suffolk x and Texel x farming hoggs which would all be between £74 - £80 and more could have been sold.
Blackface lambs in demand again with M/s JR Robinson & Son, Warksfield Head, Wark topping with a great pen at £73
For entries for next week’s sale please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel - £86.50 & £81 Bellingham Demesne

Texel x – £98.50 Willimoteswick, £97 Old Town, £96 Fairspring, £93 Follions & Grange House, £92 West High House & Cooper House, £91 Moorlaws & Broomfield, £90 Moorlaws, £89.50 Willimoteswick, £89 Moorlaws, £88.50 Follions, Blackburn & Fallowlee, £88 Blackburn & Lodge House, £87 Thornton Tower & Bankfoot, £86 Agars Hill, £85.50 Heugh Farm, £85 Low Carriteth, The Hagg & High Alderheads (x2), £84.50 South Gunnerton & Blackburn, £84 The Hagg, Thockrington (x2), Craigshield & West High House, £83.50 West Moorhouses & High Alderheads, £83 Low Carriteth, Lodge House & West High House, £82.50 Ochrelands, £82 Moorlaws, Midgeholme & Camphill, £81.50 The Hagg, £81 Midgeholme & Lodge House, £80.50 Thornton Tower & Bridgeford, £80 Bridgeford, Haggwood, The Hagg, Sunderland Cleugh, Broomfield & Blackburn, £79 Agars Hill, Duddo Hill, Partridge Nest, Thockrington & Errington Red House

Dutch Texel x - £88.50 & £87.50 Willimoteswick, £84, £82 & £81 High Warden, £80 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £99 Blackburn, £90 Old Town, £88 Thockrington & Blackburn, £86 High Alderheads (x2), £85.50 East Fourstones, £85 Lodge House & Sillywrea, £84.50 Lodge House & Sillywrea, £84 Thockrington & East Fourstones, £82 Thockrington & Sillywrea, £81 Thornton Tower, East Uppertown, Broomfield, Thockrington & East Fourstones, £80 Grange House & Lodge House, £79 Newton Farm, Piatroon & Heugh Farm, £78 Heatherslaw, £77 Haggwood, £76.50 Burradon, £76 The Bridges, £75.50 Dene House, £75 Midgeholme & North Acomb

Charollais x – £90 Middle Coldcotes, £82 Haredene, £79.50 & £75 Middle Coldcotes, £71.50 Hall Hill, £71 Haredene

Beltex x - £110, £105, £102, £101, £100, £97 & £96 Bavington Hill Head, £95 Bavington Hill Head & West Moorhouses, £94 Hallington New Houses, £93 West Moorhouses, £91 & £87 Watch Hill, £86 & £85 Hallington New Houses, £80 Hallington New Houses & Watch Hill

Cheviot x - £65 Low Bleakhope, £64 Bellshiel, £61.50 Low Bleakhope, £59.50 Bellshiel

Mule – £75 Whiskershiel, £74 Warksfield Head, North Acomb & Sunderland Cleugh, £72.50 Allenheads Farm, £72 Warksfield Head, £70 Cowbyre, £69 Bellingham Demesne & Redgate Grange, £68 Rugley Walls, £65 Townfoot Woodburn & Sunderland Cleugh, £64.50 Low Carriteth, £61.50 Bellingham Demesne & Cowbyre, £60 Stone Stile & Allenheads Farm

Blackface – £73 Warksfield Head, £62 Whiskershiel, £56 Cowbyre, £54 Warksfield Head, £53 Cowbyre

Swaledale - £58.50 & £49 Low Bleakhope, £47 Agars Hill

Crossbred – £84 East Uppertown, £76 Watch Hill

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 8th January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A nice entry of butchers’ heifers this week which would be slightly sharper than previous weeks.
Sale topped by Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick with a Limousin x heifer selling for 223.5ppk.

Limousin Heifers – £1303, £1289.60 & £1288.58 Nunwick, £1263.75 Flotterton, £1233.53 Nunwick

223.5p, 210.5p (x2) & 207.5p Nunwick, 187.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1230.92 & £1203.05 Flotterton

208.5p & 199.5p Flotterton

OTM

More numbers of cows forward this week with a very mixed show on offer.  Vendors were rewarded with a dearer trade for all classes.  The sale was attended by more buyers also this week and we are needing more cows and cast bulls for next weeks’ sale.
Entries please to Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1084.60 Allenshields, £1006.71 Low Houselope, £931.03 Colepike, £878.50, £814.63 & £804.41 Flotterton

171.5p Low Houselope, 159.5p Allenshields, 128.5p, 125.5p & 122.5p Flotterton, 118.5p Frolar Meadows

Angus -£1104.40 & £952.19 Flotterton, £881.91 East Uppertown, £835.53 Flotterton £836.58 West Shields

125.5p, 123.5p & 121.5p Flotterton, 119.5p East Uppertown, 115.5p (x3) Flotterton

Angus (Male) - £1160.17 West Shields

Charolais – £1192.50 & 132.5p East Fourstones

British Blue – £903.46 Ingoe Low Hall, £896.81 Allenshields, £887.78 Agars Hill, £846.86 Colwell Demesne

136.5p Allenshields, 133.5p Agars Hill, 131.5p Colwell Demesne, 113.5p Ingoe Low Hall

Blonde - £869.50 & 117.5p Colepike

Hereford - £818.89 East Fourstones

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A few less sheep forward but a good show of well fleshed hoggs.  Trade a bit sharper and 5p firmer on the week selling to 246p from Little Swinburne.

Texel x – £101 Flotterton & Middle Heads, £100 Matfen High House, £99.50 Watch Currock, £96 Watch Currock & Old Town, £95.50 Blackburn, £95 High Eshells, Matfen High House & West Shields, £94.50 Baal Hill, Mickley Moor & St Oswalds, £94 Little Swinburne, Blackburn & Linacres, £93.80 Springwell Cottage, £93.50 Matfen High House & Little Swinburne, £93 Middle Heads, £92.50 St Oswalds & Warksfield Head (x3), £92 High Eshells, Flotterton & Blackburn, £91.80 Aydonshields, £91.50 Blackburn & Linacres, £91 Hedley Park, Middle Heads, Springwell Cottage, Blackburn & West Shields, £90.50 Little Swinburne & Old Town, £90 New Dotland, Matfen High House, Great Bavington, Aydonshields, Mickley Moor & West Shields, £89.50 New Dotland & West Shields, £89 Hedley Park, £88.50 Watch Currock, £88 Hedley Park & Aydonshields

246.1p, 235p & 232.1p Little Swinburne, 231.4p Watch Currock, 231.3p St Oswalds, 228.1p Matfen High House, 227.4p Blackburn, 222p Springwell Cottage, 221.3p Watch Currock, 221.1p Little Swinburne, 220.2p Warksfield Head, 219.8p St Oswalds, 219.7p Linacres, 218.6p Aydonshields, 213.1p New Dotland & West Shields, 212.2p Blackburn, 209.8p Matfen High House, 208.3p Linacres, 206.5p West Shields, 204.8p Little Swinburne, 204.7p Aydonshields, 204.1p Linacres, 203.9p Springwell Cottage, 202.2p West Shields, 200p St Oswalds & Linacres, 198.9p Hedley Park, 198.8p Baal Hill, 197.8p Hedley Park, 196.8p Warksfield Head (x2), 196.5p West Shields, 196.4p Great Bavington, 195.7p High Eshells, 195.6p Hedley Park, 195.2p St Oswalds, 194.7p Linacres, 194.2p Springwell Cottage, 1 92.9p Baal Hill, 192.3p Matfen High House, 191.7p Flotterton, 191.5p & 191.1p Matfen High House, 190.6p Blackburn, 190.2p Springwell Cottage

Suffolk x – £97.50 Middle Heads, £95 Great Bavington, £94.50 Old Town, £93.50 New Dotland, £92 Old Town, £91.50 Great Bavington, £91 New Dotland, £90 Flotterton, Baal Hill & Old Town, £89.50 New Dotland, £88 New Dotland & Middle Heads, £87 Black Callerton, £85.80 Great Bavington, £85 Flotterton, £84 New Dotland, £82 Great Bavington & Black Callerton

202.4p Flotterton, 195.2p Great Bavington, 195p Middle Heads, 192.4p Great Bavington, 191.3p & 190.9p New Dotland, 190.7p Great Bavington, 188.4p old Town, 187.5p Baal Hill, 187.2p Middle Heads, 183p Great Bavington, 182.2p Black Callerton, 182p New Dotland, 181.3p Black Callerton

Charollais x - £90 & 187.5p Old Town

Bleu D’Maine x - £88 & 220p Low Staples

Leicester - £88 Warksfield Head

Cheviot x- £92, £87.50 & £82.50 Flotterton

196.4p, 190.2p & 184p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £80.50 & 191.7p Flotterton

Mule – £88 New Dotland & Warksfield Head, £87 New Dotland, £81 Flotterton, £80.80 Baal Hill

195.6p Warksfield Head, 189.2p Flotterton, 189.1p New Dotland, 188.4p Flotterton, 187.9p Baal Hill

Blackface - £87.50 & £86 Warksfield Head

187p & 182.3p Warksfield Head

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £70 Old Town

Mule – £61 South Colwell, £55 Old Town

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 4th January 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their first sale of 2019 and offered a small catalogue of 135 head and all classes sold dearer than seen at the end of 2018.

With a full ringside of regular buyers the sale was topped at £1335 for a super red, home bred Limousin cross bullock at 20 months of age from local breeder Willie Patterson, Halton Red House.

Angus cattle peaked at £1250 for a 22 month old steer by a registered sire from Peter Findlay, Stoop Rigg, Simonburn and heifers topped at £1230 for a shapely Limousin from noted breeders Messrs Burn, Grange Houses with a hefty Charolais from Messrs Milburn, Holling Hill following closely at £1225.

A nice show of quality was evident throughout and buyer interest was keen from the very start of the sale.  Increased numbers are expected next week and entries are invited for this sale and also the following week which will see the inaugural ‘New Year Prize Show & Sale’ of store cattle scheduled for the 18th January. Entries and buyer enquiries for all such sales should be directed to our auctioneers on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;  

Cattle 30+ Months

Limousin x heifers - £1060 Throp Hill

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1305 Rare Dean, £1145 East Uppertown, £1120 Farnamullan

Simmental x steers – £1140, £1080, £1070 & £1055 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £925 Hedley West

Angus x steers - £1260, £1250 & £1210 Stoop Rigg

Angus x heifers – £1125 & £1090 Stoop Rigg

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1170 Rare Dean

Charolais x heifers – £1225, £1195, £1180 & £1165 Holling Hill, £1050 Rare Dean & Holling Hill, £1135 (x2) & £1110 Holling Hill, £1105 Farnamullan, £1020 Holling Hill, £1000 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1335 & £1310 Halton Red House, £1300 Blackburn, £1270 Halton Red House, £1255 Lough Green, £1235& £1220 Blackburn, £1215 Lough Green, £1195 Halton Red House, £1190 Blackburn, £1170 Blackburn, East Uppertown & Farnamullan, £1120 East Uppertown, £1110 Grange House, £1070 East Uppertown, £1040 Settlingstones, £1025 Farnamullan, £1015 & £950 Settlingstones

Limousin x heifers – £1230 Grange House, £1225 & £1200 Luns House, £1195 Holling Hill & Lough Green, £1170 Lough Green, £1150 Halton Red House, £1140 Luns House, £1070 Lough Green, £1055 & £980 Luns House, £955 Farnamullan

Blonde x steers – £1165 Lough Green

Angus x heifers – £1180, £1140 & £1095 Aydonshields

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x heifers - £960 & £945 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1220 & £1205 Grange House, £1020, £1000 & £975 & Settlingstones

Limousin x heifers – £1105 Grange House

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes & Tups

A good show of cast sheep for the first sale after the New Year and all classes’ dearer, especially heavy continental ewes.
Sale topped at £136 for Texel Ewes from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley.
More cast sheep could have been sold easily and are needed for next week’s sale.

Texel - £80 Stobbilee, £76 Low West House

Texel x – £136 Low Ardley, £134 High Eshells, £122 Glenhill, £120 Low Ardley, £113 & £112 High Eshells, £110 Watch Currock, £109 East Cocklaw, £108 High Eshells, £104 Wallhouses, £100 Watch Currock & Low Ardley, £95 & £92 Watch Currock, £86 Elrington Hall, £83 Low Ardley, £80 West Heddon, £79 (x3) Low Ardley, £78 West Shields, £77 Luns House, Waite Farm & Partridge Nest, £76 Grangemoor

Suffolk - £69 Flotterton

Suffolk x – £123 Wallhouses, £78 Sillywrea, £68 Allenheads Farm

Beltex x - £122 & £76 Glenhill

Leicester - £79 Glenhill, £70 Hole Farm & Flotterton

Cheviot x – £68 South Colwell

SC Cheviot – £94 & £65 Flotterton

Mule – £75 Wallhouses, £74 High Eshells & West Shields, £70 Watch Currock, £68 East Cocklaw, £67 Longwitton, £66 Low Ardley, £62 Luns House, West Shields & Greystone House, £61 West Heddon, £60 Luns House, West Shields & Penpeugh, £59 Paradise Farm, £58 Thockrington, £57 Allenheads Farm & West Shields

Blackface – £56 & £50 Flotterton, £46 Longwitton

Swaledale – £44 Glenhill, £39 Linshiels, £38 Ouston, £32 Glenhill, £31 The Brigg, £30 Ouston

Crossbred - £56 Waite Farm

Store Hoggs

What a way to start the store sheep sale this year!
All classes of store hoggs dearer and twice the quantity could have been sold easily compared to the 1657 catalogued.
Sale topped at £118 for Texel tup hoggs from M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green.
FT Walton sold Suffolk tup hoggs to £116
Beltex x hoggs sold to £103 from M/s M&L Churchyard, Hownsgill Farm, Consett.
Mule hoggs topped at £73 from M/s W&PF Walton, Penpeugh, Bardon Mill.
A lot more hoggs needed for next week’s sale to meet buyers demand.
For entries please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel - £118 Lough Green, £112 & £110 Low Ardley, £108 Flotterton Cottage, £99 Lough Green, £92 Low Ardley, £80 West Heddon

Texel x – £98 Hetherington, £96 Butterknowes, £94.50 Butterknowes, Lough Green & Hetherington, £92 Moorlaws, £90 Flotterton Cottage, Elrington Hall & Paradise Farm, £90.50 Wydon, £90 Amerside Law (x2), £89 Butterknowes & Amerside Law, £88.50 Plainfield Farm, Ravensworth Grange & Haggwood, £88 Agars Hill, £87.50 Moorlaws & Amerside Law, £87 Elrington Hall, £86.50 Amerside Law, £86 Greenchesters & Paradise Farm, £85 Amerside Law, £84.50 Greenchesters & Butterknowes, £84 Lee Hall, £82 Greenchesters, £81.50 Agars Hill, £79.50 West Heddon & Causey View, £79 Allenheads Farm & Amerside Law, £78.50 Agars Hill, £78 Yetlington Lane & Lee Hall, £77.50 Partridge Nest

Dutch Texel x - £110 Newbiggin Hill, £100.50 Willimoteswick, £99 Newbiggin Hill, £94.50 Willimoteswick, £92 Burn House, £90 Willimoteswick, £77 Burn House

Suffolk - £116 & £86 Flotterton

Suffolk x – £99.50 Sillywrea, £92.50 Brixter Hill, £89.50 Sillywrea, £88 Amerside Law, £84 Brixter Hill, £79 Haggwood, £73.50 Ravensworth Grange, £72 Rugley Walls

Beltex x - £103 Hownsgill, £97 Whitton Glebe, £95.50 Hownsgill, £95 Bavington Hill Head, £91 & £87.50 Hownsgill, £84 Bavington Hill Head, £82 & £79 Low West House, £78 Ewesley, £73 Whitton Glebe, £71.50 Ewesley

Cheviot x - £66.50 & £61 Ravensworth Grange, £60 & £57 Flotterton, £56 Ravensworth Grange

SC Cheviot - £86, £80 & £77 Flotterton, £76 Sillywrea, £66 Flotterton

Mule – £73 Penpeugh, £72.50 Errington Red House £69.50 & £57.50 Coatlith

Blackface – £65.50, £64 & £48.50 Featherwood, £47 Gleedlee, £44 Flotterton

Swaledale - £43.50 Linshiels, £41.50 & £39 Buckshot

Crossbred – £72 Bavington Hill Head & Greenchesters

Hexham Primestock | Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Nice show of butcher’s heifers that topped at 218.5ppk for a nice Charolais heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Limousin Heifers – £1126.13 & 214.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1284.78, £1215.83 & £1125.63 Flotterton

218.5p, 217.5p & 189.5p Flotterton
 
OTM

Small show of cows that were eagerly bid for.
Back to normal next Tuesday and cast cattle wanted.  Please call Drew with entries.

Limousin – £970.45 & 116.5p Old Town

Angus -£876 & 109.5p Old Town

British Blue – £916 Colwell Demesne, £909.23 Monk Farm

114.5p Colwell Demesne, 108.5p Monk Farm

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A good show of Hoggs forward sold well although not reaching the heights of the back end of last week.
Top of £99.50 from Little Swinburne and 252.6p from Quarry House.

Texel x – £990.50 Little Swinburne, £96 Quarry House & Baal Hill, £95 Little Swinburne, £94.50 West Shields & Quarry House, £93.50 Tenter House, £93 Comb Hills, £92 Little Swinburne & Quarry House, £91 West Shields & East Cocklaw, £90 Little Swinburne (x2) & East Cocklaw, £89.50 Low Ardley, £89 Baal Hill, Middle Heads (x2), Hedley Park, Tosson Tower, Wallhouses & Low Ardley, £88.50 Hedley Park, Low Ardley, Great Bavington & Aydonshields, £88 West Shields & Crescent Farm, £87.50 Hedley Park & Tosson Tower, £87 Comb Hills, Baal Hill, Hedley Park, Tosson Tower & Low Ardley, £86.50 Low Eshells, £86 West Shields, Crescent Farm (x2), Baal Hill, Hedley Park (x2), Wallhouses, Aydonshields & Black Hedley

252.6p Quarry House, 251.4p Comb Hills, 248.8p Little Swinburne, 236.3p Quarry House, 230p & 225p Little Swinburne, 223.8p Low Ardley, 217.5p Comb Hills, 217.4p Tenter House, 217.1p Little Swinburne, 214.8p West Shields, 212.2p Low Ardley, 211.9p Tosson Tower, 211.6p West Shields, 209.3p Little Swinburne, 207.1p Tosson Tower, 205.1p Tosson Tower, Crescent Farm & High Warden, 204.9p Tosson Tower, 204.7p Crescent Farm, 202.4p Little Swinburne, 201.2p Hedley Park, 200p Tenter House, Hedley Park & Aydonshields, 197.8p East Cocklaw, 197.6p Aydonshields, 196.7p Low Ardley, 195.5p Wallhouses, 193.5p Middle Heads & Low Ardley, 192.2p Low Eshells, 190.9p Crescent Farm & Tenter House, 190.7p West Shields, 189.4p Middle Heads, 189.1p Baal Hill, 188.5p High Warden, 187.8p Quarry House, 187p West Shields, Crescent Farm & Baal Hill

Dutch Texel x – £86 (x2), £83.50 & £83 Willimoteswick

216.2p, 215p, 204.8p & 202.4p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £97 Great Bavington, £93 Rugley Walls, £90 Great Bavington, £89 Baal Hill, £88 Low Eshells & Great Bavington, £87.50 Great Bavington, £87 Rugley Walls, £86 Low Eshells & Black Hedley, £85 Luns House, £84.50 Middle Heads, £83 & £82 Great Bavington

200p, 191.3p, 190.7p & 184.4p Great Bavington, 183p Low Eshells, 181.6p Baal Hill, 180.9p & 180.7p Luns House, 179.8p Middle Heads, 178.6p Great Bavington, 175p Luns House, 172p Black Hedley

Charollais x - £91 East Cocklaw, £90 & £87 Rugley Walls

219.5p, 212.2p & 200p Rugley Walls, 185.7p East Cocklaw

Cheviot x- £80, £79 & £75.50 Flotterton

188.8p, 188.1p & 181.8p Flotterton

Mule – £84 Quarry House, £80 Baal Hill, £76 Quarry House

181.8p Baal Hill, 181p Quarry House

Blackface - £81 & £75.50 Quarry House

188.8p & 168.8p Quarry House