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Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 7th December 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts offered a sound, catalogued entry of 358 head of store cattle at their weekly sale.

With winter well and truly upon us, ground now cutting up and both fodder and bedding stores being utilised perhaps quicker than desired trade for all classes looks easier than seen throughout November.  Buyers remain keen for the best end of steers and heifers of all breeds but are paying keen attention to the condition and ‘finishing time’ of every animal.

Older forward sorts are still in demand and this week peaked at £1390 for a first class Charolais cross bullock at 18 months from noted breeder Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh, Ebchester.  Next in the ranking was a similarly superb black Limmy Bullock at the same age; the best for some years from local producer Alan Ogle, Comb Hills, Slaley which hit £1340.  Stronger heifers peaked at £1260 for a two year old Charolais cross lady with depth and shape from Kenny McCreery, Farnamullen.

Continuing the theme seen throughout the year heifers were by and large easier to sell than steers with a number of vendors expressing surprise at the difference in demand and ultimately price between the two classes, many seeing their well-bred heifers exceed the values of their bullock brothers.  Father and Son Willie & Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw brought forward a well-presented batch of cattle and saw yearling Charolais cross heifers peak at £1170 to average £1142 for 6 sold whilst steers peaked at £1155 to average £1078.

One of the most sought after pens of cattle on the day was that of Dennis & Stuart Charlton, Whiteside who came forward with 14 well-bred Limousin cross cattle at 8-10 months displaying typical ‘Whiteside trademark’ shape and style.  Both Steers and Heifers peaked at £1055 and the run of 14 comprising ten and four respectively averaged £1017 throughout for the highly regarded Roman Wall based father and son team.

With only two more opportunities to market store cattle at Hexham before the ‘turn of the year’ on either the 14th or 21st of December vendors contemplating a trip to market should contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to advise on how best to market your cattle.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1020 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1275 Kirkley March, £1080 Sweethope

Limousin x heifers - £1175 Nilston Rigg, £1150, £1130 & £1000 White House Matfen

Simmental x steers – £1010 Springwell

Angus x steers - £1070 Springwell

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1390, £1285, £1270 & £1250 Newlands Haugh, £1200 Rare Dean, £1190 Rennington South, £1180 Rennington South (x2) & Springwell, £1170 Rare Dean, £1165, £1155 & £1145 Rennington South, £1100 Kirkley March & Rennington South, £1060 Springwell, £1040 Rennington South

Charolais x heifers – £1260 Farnamullan, £1170 Rare Dean, £1120 & £1060 Farnamullan, £1045 Little Harle, £1020 Farnamullan, £1000 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1340 Comb Hills, £1300 Luns House, £1270 High House & Luns House (x2), £1240 Luns House, £1220 Biddlestone, £1210, £1200 & £1190 High House, £1140 Armond Carr, £1120 Rennington South, £1100, £1085 & £1070 Kirkley March, £1050 Sweethope, Kirkley March & Comb Hills, £1040 Kirkley March, £1010 Kirkley March & Biddlestone, £980 Camphill

Limousin x heifers – £1195 Armond Carr, £1185 Comb Hills, £1080 Comb Hills & Lee Hall, £1060 White House Matfen, £1020 Lee Hall, £1000 Camphill & Lee Hall (x2), £990 Lee Hall, £980 St Oswalds & Lee Hall, £960 Camphill

British Blue x steers - £1100 & £1060 Camphill

British Blue x heifers – £1065 & £990 Camphill

Simmental x steers – £1030 Springwell, £980 & £955 (x2) Newton Greens

Simmental x heifers – £1000 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x steers -£1250 Newlands Haugh, £1140 Springwell (x2), £1110 Newlands Haugh, £1090 (x2) Low Eshells, £1050 Biddlestone, £1045 The Stobbs, £1015 Low Eshells, £990 Newton Farm, £980 & £970 The Stobbs, £960 Biddlestone

Angus x heifers – £1070 High Town, £985 Lee Hall, £945 The Stobbs

Hereford x steers – 1080, £1015 & £1010 Biddlestone, £960 Bunker Hill, £930 Biddlestone

Saler x heifers - £910 St Oswalds

South Devon x steers - £920 Newton Greens

South Devon x heifers - £910 Newton Greens

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1155 & £1070 Rusheylaw, £925 Harewalls

Charolais x heifers - £1170, £1150 (x2) & £1120 Rusheylaw, £925 (x2) Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1165 Low Eshells, £1100 & £1080 Rusheylaw, £1030, £1015 & £1005 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1000 Whiteside Haltwhistle & Featherwood, £990 Rusheylaw & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £940 Featherwood, £935 Harnam Hall (LM), £930 Featherwood

Limousin x heifers – £1115 Rusheylaw, £1060 Camphill, £1030 Lee Hall, £1000 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £990 Warksfield Head, £980 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £940 Featherwood

British Blue x steers – £1155 Warksfield Head, £990 Camphill

British Blue x heifers – £960 Warksfield Head

Simmental x steers – £1065 Springwell

Angus x steers – £950 Newton Farm

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1075 Rusheylaw

Limousin x steers – £1055 & £1025 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £990 & £930 Warksfield Head

Limousin x heifers – £1055 Whiteside Haltwhistle

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of ewes this week that met a very similar trade as last week.  Larger, fleshier sorts would be a touch dearer.
More again needed for next week.

Texel - £138 Brinkburn Newhouses, £98 Loan Side, £86 Brinkburn Newhouses

Texel x – £135 Halton Red House, £128 Flotterton, £117 Halton Red House, £115 Brinkburn Newhouses & High Eshells, £109 Halton Red House, £108 High Eshells, £105 Buskin Farm, £104 Rose Cottage, £102 Peel Flatt, £97 New Acres, £96 Follions, £91 Harnam Hall, £90 Halton Red House, New Acres, Harnam Hall & Longlea Netherwitton, £89 Stamford & Blakelaw, £88 New Acres & Westerside, £86 Thockrington & Harnam Hall (x2), £85 Redesmouth, £84 Old Forge, £80Houselope Grange, £77 Low Staples, £76 New Dotland & Westerside

Suffolk - £120 Brinkburn Newhouses

Suffolk x – £100 Harnham Hall, £97 Brinkburn Newhouses, £95 Stamford, £89 Flotterton, £77 Dene House, £76 Steel Hall & Bowmont Hill

Beltex x - £101 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £74 Harnam Hall, £70 Ottercops

Cheviot – £40 Bavington Hill Head, £38 Falstone Farm, £37 Flotterton

SC Cheviot - £84 & £60 Flotterton

Cheviot Mule – £78 & £77 Harnam Hall (LM), £76 Bavington Hill Head, £73 Flotterton

Mule – £64 High Eshells, £62 Flotterton & Houselope Grange, £58 New Dotland, Westerside, Buskin & Coltpark, £56 Thockrington, Wingates South & Coltpark, £55 High Fotherley & Harnam Hall, £54 Halton Red House, £53 Longlea Netherwitton, £52 Stamford & Paradise

Blackface – £50 Nilston Rigg & Harnam Hall, £46 Dunns Houses & Blakelaw, £45 Old Forge, Dunns Houses & Kellah, £44 Cottonshope, £40 Thornton Tower, Hole Farm & Blakelaw

Swaledale – £57 Low Mill, £42 Red House, £40 The Wham (x2), £39 Old Forge & Blakelaw, £35 Blakelaw, £34 Hawksteel

Crossbred - £100 Bavington Hill Head, £95 Flotterton, £75 Harnam Hall, £70 Moorgair, £68 Loan Side, £64 Peel Flatt

Store Lambs

A tremendous show of store lambs for the time of year sold to a ring full of customers and all classes dearer on the week.

Texel x – £95 Coatyards, £85 Follions, £83 Butterknowes, £82 Bellingham Demesne & Keepershield, £81.50 Blue Gables & Buskin, £81 New Acres, £80.50 New Acres, Derwent Grange & Burradon Windyside, £80 Homilton & Sandylands, £79.50 Laburnum Cottage, £79 Whitechapel, Bellingham Demesne, Percy Arms & Ravenside, £78.50 High Barns, £78 Finely Farm & Hopesley House, £77.50 East Uppertown, £77 Longlea Netherwitton, Finely Farm & Burradon Windyside, £76.50 Bowmont Hill, Longlea Netherwitton, Coatyards, Causey Burn & Sandylands, £76 Chapel House, Butterknowes & Burradon Windyside

Dutch Texel x - £84 Agars Hill, £77 Burn House & Agars Hill (x2), £76.50 Midgeholme (x2), £75 Burn House & Agars Hill, £71 Agars Hill

Suffolk x – £81 Hopesley House, £78.50 Brixter Hill & High Barns, £77.50 Lamberton & Piatroon, £77 Whitechapel, £75.50 Broadwood Hall, £74.50 Bowmont Hill, £74 Midgeholme, £73.50 Black Hedley, £73 Duddo Hill & Dene House, £72.50 Duddo Hill, £72 Heatherslaw, £71 Piatroon & High Alderheads, £70 Heatherslaw & East Highridge

Beltex x - £93, £92 & £90 (x2) Middle Horsleyhope, £80.50 Thornton Tower, £80 Hallington New Houses, £79.50 Moorgair, £77 Thornton Tower, £73.50 Watch Hill

Lleyn - £70.50 Stanton Town Head

Ryeland - £60.50 Peel Flatt

Cheviot x – £59.50 & £50 Cottonshope

Mule – £79.50 Redburn, £76 Whitechapel, £74.50 Buteland, £71 Redburn (x2) & East Highridge, £69.50 Farneyshield & Redburn, £69 Buteland, £68 Moorgair & Red House, £64 Townfoot Woodburn, £63.50 Newbiggin, £63 Gleedlee, £62.50 Low Mill, £59 Red House & Farneyshield, £58.50 East Highridge

Blackface – £66 & £59 Buteland, £58 Bellshiel (x2), £56.50 Blueburn, £55 & £50 Featherwood, £46.50 Edlingham Demesne & Buteland

Swaledale - £40 Wolf Hills (x2), £32.50 Gleedlee

Crossbred – £77 Barracks Farm, £74.50, £74, £72.50 & £69.50 Bowmont Hill, £68 Broom House

Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 5th December 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart held their Christmas Prime sheep show which was kindly sponsored by Robson & Cowan Country Store, Scots Gap and expertly judged by Jamie Curle, Berwick.

A small but select show of lambs of all breeds were presented and awards were made as follows;

Champion pen and 1st Prize Beltex crosses Messrs Hall, New Houses, Hallington which weighed 43kg and sold for £144 per head (334.9ppkg) to the Judge.

Reserve Champion pen & 1st prize Texel crosses J R Walton, Grangemoor, Scots Gap which weighed 46kg and sold for £104 (226ppkg) to Jeff Dunn,  Ponteland and were purchased for WMH Farm Fresh Meats, Haydon Bridge.

1st Prize Suffolk cross – Messrs Robson, Dene House.

1st Prize Mule – Messrs Thoburn, Pitland Hills.

1st Prize Blackface – Messrs Scott, The Brigg.

A good show of Cast sheep were also presented and prizes were as follows;

Champion & 1st prize Suffolk crosses Messrs Johnson, Tuthill, Cambo which sold for £106 per head to Jeff Dunn, Ponteland.

Reserve Champion & 1st Prize Texel Crosses E Robson, High Baulk, Hexham which sold for £98 to the same buyer.

1st Prize Mules – Messrs Johnson, Tuthill.

1st Prize Hill Ewes – Messrs Renton, Bowershield (Cheviots)

Besides show sheep a good entry of all classes were presented and once again sold to great rates. Out with show prices the sale peaked at £99 for a super heavyweight Texel cross lamb from Jonta Walton, Grangemoor and at 196.3ppkg for a smart pen of 6 from the same home at 41kg.

Cast sheep peaked at £110 for a retired Texel ram from Messrs Walton, Troughend, Otterburn. 

Prime Lambs

Texel x £104 & £99 Grangemoor, £92 Old Town, £90 (x2) Grangemoor, £88 (x3) Grangemoor, £82 & £81 Tosson Tower, £80.50, £80 (x2) Grangemoor, £80(x2) Rugley Walls, £ 80 Tosson Tower.

212.2p & 196.3p Grangemoor, 195.2p & 195.1p Tosson Tower, 194.9p Black Callerton, 192.9p Tosson Tower, 190.5p (x2) Rugley Walls, 190.5p, 190.2p & 179.1p Tosson Tower, 177.6p Black Callerton, 173.9p Grangemoor, 170.7p Dene House, 169.8p (x2) Grangemoor.

Beltex x - £144 New Houses, Hallington, £90 Grangemoor.

334.9p New Houses, Hallington & 183.7p Grangemoor.

Suffolk x - £74 Black Callerton, £72 Dene House.

163.6p Dene House, 160.9p Black Callerton.

Mule - £80 & £78 Pitland Hills, £75 Mrs C Thorburn Pitland Hills, £75 Pitland Hills.

159.6p & 156.0p Pitland Hills

Cheviot - £55 & £54 The Brigg

150.0p & 148.6p The Brigg

Blackface – £60 & £50 The Brigg

157.9p & 142.9p The Brigg

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £98 High Baulk, £96, £86 (x2) Cornhills, £83 High Baulk

Texel Ram - £110 Dunns Houses

Suffolk x - £106 & £86 Tuthill

Mule - £76 & £72 Tuthill

Cheviot - £73 & £50 Bowershield

Blackface - £60 & £56 Dunns Houses, £54 & £40 The Brigg

Hexham Primestock Christmas Show and Sale | Tuesday 4th December 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly Prime Cattle sale which this week incorporated its Annual Christmas Special Prize Show and Sale.  This year was very ably judged by John Mellin and Clare Cropper, Skipton.
It must be said that there was a fantastic show of cattle this year with it being mentioned as one of the best seen at Hexham for some years with no less than  twenty nine cattle forward for the pre sale show.

Winning the pre sale show was a brilliant red limousin x steer from Philip Robson, Middle Horsleyhope, Waskerley.  It wasn’t the first show for this steer having won well at Northumberland County Show earlier in the year.  The champion went on to sell for £3 per kilo to the judges on behalf of C&G Croppers, Butchers, Accrington, Lancashire to use in their shop this Christmas.

Reserve Champion went to M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm, Tow Law with the Limousin x heifer which sold for 233.5ppk to Mr J Higginson, Castle Bank Butchers.

M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green sold a lovely Limousin x heifer to Mr J Higginson for 245.5ppk also.

At today’s sale there was demand for well fleshed steers with 32 steers forward out of the 62 clean cattle.

M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm, Tow Law sold a great Blue cross steer for 236.5ppk to B&T Kitson Butchers, Northallerton.
M/s JS Hubbuck Ltd, Rising Sun, Hexham sold Limousin x steers to 222.5ppk selling to M/s JA Jewitt (Meat) Ltd, Low House, Spennymoor.

Young Farmers Champion this year went to Miss Gemma Common, Low Ardley with a Limousin x heifer selling at 237.5ppk to Mr J Higginson, Castle Bank Butchers.

Prime Bulls – Couple of prime bulls forward this week from M/s JE Henderson & Sons, Burntongues selling for 219.5ppk and 210.5ppk respectively to R Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.

On behalf of all the Directors and staff at Hexham I would like to thank our sponsors, Lloyds Bank and Mole Country Store also all vendors and purchasers who contributed to this great day.

Christmas Show

Best YFC Steer/Heifer 1st  Gemma Common, Low Ardley (Lim x Hfr)
    2nd Mike Hall, Barker House (Lim x Hfr)

Limousin x Heifer  1st  Glebe Farm
                               2nd Lough Green

Limousin x steer  1st  Middle Horsleyhope
                             2nd Low Leam

British Blue x Heifer  1st  Low Leam

British Blue x Steer  1st  Glebe Farm

Other Cont. x Heifer 1st  Low Leam (Blonde x)
                                  2nd Flotterton (Charolais x)

Other Cont. x Steer 1st  Low Leam
                                2nd Tone Hall

Best Native Steer/Hfr 1st  Flotterton (AAx steer)
                                    2nd Barker House (AAx heifer)

Male Champion  M/s Robson, Middle Horsleyhope (Lim x steer)

Female Champion M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm (Lim x hfr)

Overall Champion  M/s Robson, Middle Horsleyhope
    Limousin x steer

Reserve Champion M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm
    Limousin x heifer
  
Limousin Steers – £1887 Middle Horsleyhope, £1528.23 Flotterton, £1431.50 Rising Sun, £1428.68, £1396.35 & £1387.82 Claywalls, £1364.12, £1355.03, £1352.88 & £1303.23 Rising Sun, £1301.62 Low Leam, £1274.93 & £1076.36 Rising Sun, £1073.59 Manor Farm

300p Middle Horsleyhope, 222.5p Rising Sun (x2), 221.5p & 217.5p Claywalls, 215.5p Claywalls, Rising Sun & Low Leam, 210.5p Flotterton, 204.5p, 197.5p, 192.5p & 178.5p Rising Sun, 175.5p & 171.5p Manor Farm

Limousin Heifers – £1490.41 High Town, £1349 Low Ardley, £1321.61 Glebe Farm, £1300.65 Steeley Farm, £1296.24 Lough Green, £1234.75 & £1218.08 Steeley Farm, £1209.68 Jubilee Buildings, £1209.47 Steeley Farm, £1206.90 Jubilee Buildings, £1182.32 Low Ardley, £1160.25 Lough Green, £1145.40, £1071.68, £1068 & £1064.26 Barker House, £1006.83 Manor Farm

245.5p Lough Green, 237.5p Low Ardley, 233.5p Glebe Farm, 229.5p Steeley Farm, 227.5p Lough Green, 224.5p Steeley Farm, 223.5p Low Ardley, Steeley Farm & Jubilee Buildings, 222.5p Barker House, 219.5p High Town, 217.5p Steeley Farm, 216.5p, 209.5p & 207.5p Barker House, 190.5p Jubilee Buildings

Charolais Steers – £1532.44, £1490.81, £1388.18 & £1347.25 Flotterton, £1215.56 Tone Hall

212.5p & 210.5p Flotterton, 208.5p Tone Hall, 207.5p & 204.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers - £1352.72, £1218.25, £1090.12 & £1005 Flotterton

228.5p, 221.5p, 201.5p & 189.5p Flotterton
 
Angus Steers – £1378.51 Flotterton, £1234.96, £1131.57, £1078.41 & £1068.78 Manor Farm

209.5p Flotterton, 190.5p, 189.5p & 183.5p Manor Farm

Angus Heifers - £1107.14 & £1087.30 Barker House, £1018.54 Manor Farm

208.5p & 207.5p Barker House, 200.5p Manor Farm

British Blue Steers - £1456.84 Glebe Farm, £1259.02 & £1161 Rising Sun

236.5p Glebe Farm, 195.5p & 193.5p Rising Sun

British Blue Heifers - £1503.50 & 242.5p Low Leam

Blonde Steers - £1195.11 & 220.5p Low Leam

Blonde Heifers - £1388.63, £1383.08 & £1330 Low Leam

243.5p, 241.5p & 237.5p Low Leam

OTM

Hexham Auction Mart held it’s weekly sale of cast cattle with this week incorporating it’s Annual Christmas Show and Sale kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank and Mole Country Store.
Judging this years Prime and Cast Cattle sections fell to the very capable hands of John Mellin and Clare Cropper, Skipton.
The pair gave first prize in the Cast Cow section to a tremendous black cow from Mr JW Smith-Jackson, High Town which went on to top the section at 167.5ppk and purchased by M/s AS&SM Kemp and Son, Durham.
Topping the cast bull section was a terrific Limousin Bull from Mr D Dixon, Middle Heads, Rowley realising 129.5ppk (£1524.22)
Trade for cows this week mirrored other centres yesterday and the end of last week and was less on the week, especially the well fleshed sorts with the influx of cheaper dairy sorts being blamed currently due to forage shortage.
The Board of Directors and all the staff here at Hexham Auction Mart would like to thank all vendors, purchasers and sponsors throughout the year for their continued support, it is very much appreciated.

Christmas Show

Best Cast Cow 1st  High Town
                        2nd Little Swinburne
  
Limousin – £1338.33 High Town, £1104.81 Little Swinburne, £1102.99 Manor Farm, £1100.22 Brownsleazes, £1061.03 Rawfoot, £1003.37 Brownsleazes, £936.28 Lowes Fell, £798.26 Rare Dean, £768.18 Low Ardley

167.5p High Town, 164.5p Rawfoot, 149.5p Little Swinburne, 146.5p & 134.5p Brownsleazes, 131.5p Lowes Fell, 119.5p Manor Farm, 110.5p Brownsleazes, 109.5p Rare Dean, 108.5p East Matfen, Low Ardley & Nunwick, 104.5p Nunwick, 103.5p Rawfoot, Nunwick & Houselope Grange, 102.5p Rawfoot, 101.5p Nunwick

Limousin (Bull) - £1524.22 Middle Heads, £952.93 East Matfen

129.5p Middle Heads, 117.5p East Matfen

Angus -£776.86 & 108.5p Manor Farm

British Blue – £818.03 Houselope Grange, £800.13 Buteland

97.5p & 92.5p Buteland

Blonde - £1265.76 & £1222.38 Jubilee Buildings, £855.11 Houselope Grange, £847.28 Rawfoot

146.5p & 137.5p Jubilee Buildings, 116.5p Houselope Grange, 97.5p Rawfoot

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held their Christmas Show and Sale of Prime Sheep.
The sale was once again kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank and Mole Country Stores.

Prior to the sale the judging was expertly carried out by weekly buyer at this centre, Jamie Curle, Bowsden, Berwick.  There were 24 great pens of lambs forward and Jamie gave all exhibits due consideration.

Christmas Show Prize List

5 Texel x   1st Quarry House
                  2nd Little Swinburne

5 Dutch Texel x 1st Little Swinburne
                          2nd Low West House

5 Beltex x  1st Low West House
                  2nd Little Swinburne

5 Suffolk x  1st Low West House
                    2nd Low Eshells

5 Blackface  1st Sewingshields
                     2nd Sewingshields

5 Cheviot x  1st Bingfield Combe

Overall Champion – M/s Beveridge, Low West House (Beltex x)
Reserve Champion – M/s Sparke, Little Swinburne (Dutch Texel x)

The champion pen was awarded to the Beveridge Family, Low West House, Tow Law who received the Robson & Cowan Trophy and Champion Rosette from Ian Hedley and Fiona Lee representing Mole Country Stores.

The five Beltex x lambs of outstanding quality entered the ring weighing 37kg and realised £120 (324.3ppk) purchased by Jamie Curle on behalf of Vivers ScotLamb Ltd, Annan.

Reserve Champion Rosette was awarded to another super pen of Dutch Texel x from WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne.  They weighed at 37kg and were later sold for £94 (235ppk) to R Curle & Son, Bowsden.

Trade outside of the show sheep was dearer on the week.
 
Texel x – £100 Quarry House, £91 Halton Red House, £89 Black Hedley, £88.50 Highwood (x4), Old Town & Little Swinburne, £87 St Oswalds, £85 Springwell Cottage & Low West House, £84.50 East Matfen, £84.20 Springwell Cottage, £84 Springwell Cottage & Quarry House, £83.50 Low Eshells (x2), Baal Hill, Springwell Cottage & Aydonshields, £83 Springwell Cottage, Aydonshields & High House, £82.80 Highwood, £82.50 Low Eshells, Palm Strothers & Aydonshields, £82.20 High Baulk, £82 Aydonshields & Halton Red House, £81.50 Snape Farm & Baal Hill (x2), £81.20 Baal Hill, £81 Quarry House & High House, £80.50 St Oswalds, £80.20 Low Eshells, £80 High House (x2) & Palm Strothers

223.1p St Oswalds, 221.1p & 212.8p Quarry House, 210.7p Little Swinburne, 206.4p St Oswalds, 202.4p High House, 201.1p Highwood (x3), 200p St Oswalds, 198.8p East Matfen, 197.4p Low Eshells, 195p High Baulk, 192.9p High House, 192.5p Palm Strothers (x2), 192.3p East Uppertown, 191.9p Aydonshields, 190.5p Palm Strothers (x2) & High House, 189.8p Baal Hill, 189.7p East Uppertown, 188.9p Low West House, 188.6p Aydonshields, 188.2p Highwood, 188.1p Snape Farm, 187.8p Low Eshells, 187.2p Partridge Nest, 186.7p Springwell Cottage, 186.3p East Uppertown, 185.6p Low Eshells, 184.4p Highwood, 182.7p High Baulk, 182.3p Low Eshells, 180.9p Springwell Cottage, 180p Quarry House+

Dutch Texel x - £94 Little Swinburne, £85.50 Low West House, £83.50 & £83 Willimoteswick, £80 Willimoteswick (x3) & St Oswalds

235p Little Swinburne, 206.6p St Oswalds, 200p Willimoteswick, 198.8p Low West House, 195.1p Willimoteswick, 190.5p Willimoteswick & St Oswalds, 189.8p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £90 Low West House, £87.50 Black Hedley, £82 Low Eshells & Old Town, £81 Low Eshells, £80.50 Baal Hill, £80.20 Old Town, £80 Luns House, £79.80 Black Hedley, £79.20 Old Town, £79 Thockrington, £78.80 Luns House, £77.50 Black Hedley, £77 Thockrington & Low Eshells, £75.50 Thockrington

180p Old Town, 176.5p Low West House, 176.1p Black Hedley, 172.5p Old Town, 171.6p Thockrington, 171.3p Baal Hill, 171.1p Thockrington, 167.4p Low Eshells, 165.6p Luns House, 165.3p Low Eshells, 164.4p & 164.2p Luns House, 164p Low Eshells

Beltex x – £120 Low West House, £89 Little Swinburne, £85.50 & £83 Low West House, £80 St Oswalds

324.3p, 237.5p & 212.8p Low West House, 211.9p Little Swinburne, 200p St Oswalds

Cheviot x- £74 & £68.50 Flotterton, £68 Bingfield Combe, £66 Flotterton

173.7p Flotterton, 170p Bingfield Combe, 168.2p & 167.1p Flotterton

Mule – £78.80 & £73 Quarry House

165.9p & 164.2p Quarry House

Blackface - £73 & £67 Sewingshields

171.8p & 165.9p Sewingshields

 

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Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 30th November 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts had forward an entry of 425 head of store cattle and suckled calves at their weekly catalogued sale.

A mixed show of quality throughout sold at easier rates on the week with the winter seasons weather now certainly having an effect on both supply and demand.

The leading prices of the day were dominated by the Limousin with the top ten priced steers all by the red gallic sire and these included three strong bullocks from 18 to 20 months at £1325, £1320 and £1305 from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House; John Davison, Lough Green; and George Herdman, Lunns House respectively.

The Charolais too was well represented with a smart run of strong steers at 18 months from the white breed stalwart Joe Vickers, South Farm, Rennington who peaked at £1280 and averaged £1204 for a dozen sold.

A small offering of Angus cattle were presented and these continue to ‘hold their own’ through the Hexham ring peaking at £1260 for a 20 month old steer from John Carpenter, Rare Dene, Cornsay.

Heifer trade saw the least shift on the week and the top price saw a ‘Double Whammy’ for Willie Patterson who peaked at £1270 for his Halton Red House heifer bred alongside the Roman Wall at Stagshaw. Charolais crosses followed closely at £1255 also from Messrs Carpenter, Rare Dene.

Vendors with cattle yet to reach the market are urged to contact our auctioneers who are ideally placed to advise the best approach to maximise return from your cattle and for which sales to enter your animals as the festive season approaches.  Entries for inclusion on next week’s sale catalogue should be made to the auctioneers on 01434 605444 by 10.30am on Monday morning.

Leading Prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1200 Grange Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1160 Tosson Glebe, £1155 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1240 Shitlington Hall, £1175 & £1045 Farnamullan, £990 Cowbyre

Limousin x heifers - £1150 & £1050 Farnamullan, £1020 Shitlington Hall

Luing heifers – £960 Ridley Stokoe

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1280, £1245 & £1225 Rennington South, £1210 Tosson Glebe, £1200 Grange Farm, £1180 & £1145 Rennington South, £1115 & £1105 Grange Farm, £1100 & £1095 The Raw, £1080 Grange Farm, £1065 The Raw, £1030 Farnamullan, £990 The Raw

Charolais x heifers – £1255 Rare Dean, £1220 Holling Hill, £1205 Grange Farm, £1170 & £1100 Holling Hill, £1090 Rare Dean, £990 Farnamullan, £985 The Raw, £980 Low Staples, £965 & £960 Grange Farm, £945 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1325 Halton Red House, £1320 Lough Green, £1305 Luns House, £1300 & £1295 Lough Green, £1290 Holling Hill, £1285 Holling Hill (x2) & Blackburn, £1280 Blackburn, £1270 Lowes Fell, £1255 Lough Green, £1250 Lough Green, Holling Hill & Luns House, £1245 Shitlington Hall, Rennington South & Armond Carr, £1240 Holling Hill, £1235 Lough Green (x2), Blackburn & Luns House, £1225 Rennington South, £1220 Lough Green, £1200 Blackburn, £1195, £1190 & £1185 Lowes Fell, £1180 Shitlington Hall & Blackburn, £1160 Luns House, £1150 Hammershield, £1135 Shitlington Hall, £1125 Lowes Fell, £1115 High Dalton, £1100 Hammershield, £1065 Cheviot, £1045 Lee Hall, £1040 Bunker Hill, Hammershield & Lee Hall (x2), £1030 Glendue & Lee Hall, £1015 Lee Hall (x2), £1010 Cheviot, £1000 Bunker Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1270, £1230, £1160 & £1150 Halton Red House, £1115 Holling Hill, £1095 St Oswalds, £1080 Halfway House (x2), £1070 Farnamullan & Berry Edge, £1060 South Kirkheaton, £1055 St Oswalds, £1050 Shitlington Hall, £1000 Armond Carr (x2), £990 Halfway House, £955 St Oswalds

British Blue x steers - £1270 Holling Hill, £1150 Steel Hall, £1145 Hammershield, £1030 Lee Hall, £1015 & £975 Hallington High

British Blue x heifers – £1050 Halfway House, £1030 & £995 St Oswalds

Simmental x steers – £1180 & £1160 (x2) Middle Dukesfield, £1135 Farnamullan, £1100 Middle Dukesfield, £1080 The Raw

Simmental x heifers – £1075 Holling Hill

Angus x steers -£1260 Rare Dean, £1010 The Raw, £1000 Steel Hall, £990 The Raw, £980 Lee Hall, £975 Bunker Hill

Angus x heifers – £1055 Sunniside & Holystone, £1050 Holystone, £1035 Sunniside, £1030 & £970 Holystone

Saler x steers - £1140 Middle Dukesfield

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1240 Middle Dukesfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1025 Harewalls

Limousin x steers – £1265 High Dalton, £1125 Lowes Fell, £1070 Glendue, £1040 Lee Hall (x2) & High Dalton, £1030 (x2) & £1020 Lee Hall, £1005 Lee Hall & The Tofts, £1000 (x2), £985, £980 & £965 (x3) Lee Hall

Limousin x heifers – £940 High Dalton

British Blue x heifers – £990 Halfway House

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £850 Monk Farm

Limousin x heifers – £790 Nilston Rigg

Angus x steers – £960 & £900 Amerside Law 

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A mixed show of ewes forward this week which met last week’s rates, with well fleshed ewes once again keenly bid for.  Mule ewes slightly easier on the week though.

Ewes topped at £111 for a Texel x from Mr CR Fawcett, Well House, Harbottle.

Mule ewes topped at £68 for a large pen from Messrs P&PM Walker, Houselope Grange, Tow Law.

Hill ewes topped at £54 for Cheviots from Messrs N White & Sons, Bingfield Combe.

Texel - £110 Nilston Rigg, £96 White Hill, £88 Nunwick, £86 Cooper House, £77 Nunwick, £72 Throstle Nest, £70 Well House

Texel x – £111 Well House, £106 Comb Hills, £104 Willimoteswick, £100 Whitehouse Centre, £99 Houselope Grange, £98 Nilston Rigg, £97 Comb Hills & Willimoteswick, £96 Well House, £94 Little Harle & Nunwick, £93 Throstle Nest, £90 High Alderheads, £89 Mickley Moor & Whitehouse Centre, £88 Little Whittington, £87 Bingfield Combe, £86 Stotsfold, Lough Green & Ridley Stokoe, £82 Nunwick, £81 Chesters

Suffolk x – £98 Little Harle, £90 East White Hill, £89 Nilston Rigg, £78 Little Harle

Beltex x - £82 Nunwick, £76 Well House

Leicester - £50 Fairshaw

Hampshire - £38 & £35 Hazlett Farm

Cheviot – £54 Bingfield Combe

Cheviot Mule – £59 Embley

Mule – £68 Houselope Grange, £59 Comb Hills, £56 Little Harle, Hallington High & West Kirkheaton, £55 Mickley Moor, East White Hill, Elrington Hall & Rugley Walls

Blackface – £44 East White Hill, £43 Glenrath, £41 Yatesfield, £38 Burnbank, £37 Glenrath

Swaledale – £37 North Hanging Wells, £34 Piatroon, £30 Stotsfold, £26 North Hanging Wells & Glebe Farm

Crossbred - £80 Beaumont House, £64 Comb Hills

Store Lambs

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 3544 store lambs.  All classes of lambs maintaining last week’s rates but longer keep lambs and hill lambs especially taking a lift.

A large entry of 753 Blackface lambs this week that sold exceptionally well.  Messrs D&M Scott, Redesmouth selling lambs to £61

Topping the sale today were some exceptional Dutch Texel lambs from Mr B Storey, Woodhead, Haltwhistle selling to £91.50.  The same vendor also selling lambs to £90.50

Messrs CA&JG Skidmore, Needless Hall Farm, Toronto sold Beltex x lambs to £89.50

Mules once again a good trade at Hexham with lambs reaching £76.50 from Mr M Wallace, Farneyshield, Ninebanks.

A lot more lambs could have easily sold with the amount of buyers present.

For entries for next week’s sale please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel - £80 & £76 Well House

Texel x – £85 Halfway House, £84.50 Homilton, £84 Agars Hill, £83 High Yarridge, £81 Agars Hill & Ridley Stokoe, £79 Capheaton New Houses, £78.50 Lough Green, £77 Capheaton New Houses, £76.50 Beaumont House, £76 Capheaton New Houses, Hedley Park & High Yarridge, £75.50 Lough Green & Capheaton New Houses, £75 East Uppertown, Agars Hill, Redesmouth & Morwood, £74.50 Beaumont House, West High House, High Yarridge & Sandylands, £74 Ridley Farm, High Trewhitt, Cooper House (x2) & Morwood, £73.50 Yatesfield, Throstle Nest, Whitehouse Centre, Ravensworth Grange & Hedley Park, £73 Middle Dukesfield & High Yarridge, £72.50 Cheeseburn Grange, Holling Hill & Halfway House, £72 Agars Hill, £71.50 East Uppertown, £71 Morwood, £70 Middle Dukesfield

Dutch Texel x - £91, £90.50 & £88.50 Woodhead, £84 & £82 Willimoteswick, £81.50 & £81 Woodhead, £78 Burn House, £76 Willimoteswick & Burn House, £75 & £74.50 Burn House

Suffolk x – £76.50 Sillywrea, £75.50 Holling Hill, £74.50 Black Hedley, £73 Cooper House, £72.50 Sillywrea, Ridley Stokoe & The Bridges, £70 Homilton & High Alderheads, £69.50 High Alderheads & Well Bank

Beltex x - £89.50, £82.50 & £82 Needless Hall, £80.50 Well House, £78 Holling Hill, £77 Glenrath, £76.50 Well House, £71 Needless Hall, £70 The Shank

Hampshire – £59.50 Hazlett Farm

Cheviot x - £67 Ravensworth Grange, £66.50 Sillywrea, £60 Cottonshope, £59 Low Greenley Cleugh, £58.50 Hepple Whitefield, £57 Glenrath

Cheviot Mule - £70 Middle Dukesfield£69 & £54 Milescott

Mule – £76.50 & £74(x2) Farneyshield, £69 Ridley Stokoe £68 (x2) Farneyshield, £67 Milescott & Hepple Whitefield, £65.50 Middle Dukesfield £64 High Yarridge & Glenrath, £63.50 Milescott, £63 Bellingham Demesne, £61 High Yarridge, £60.50 Newbiggen & Glenrath, £60 Bellingham Demesne

Blackface – £61 Redesmouth, £58 Glenrath, £55 The Brigg, £54.50 Yatesfield, £54 Whiteside Birtley, £52.50 Newbiggen, £51 Glenrath & Whiteside Birtley, £49 Edlingham Demesne, £46.50 Blueburn

Swaledale - £56, £55.50 & £49 Buckshot

Herdwick - £39 Middle Dukesfield (Miss Lucy Herdman)

Crossbred – £74.50 High Yarridge, £63 West Woodfoot, £59.50 The Brigg

Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 28th November 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart sold 266 prime lambs and cast sheep at their weekly sale. Yet again lambs were dearer on the week and dearer than sheep earlier the same week. The sale peaked at £88 twice for heavy Texel cross lambs from Jonta Walton, Gramgemoor and 212.8ppkg for a smart pen of ¾ bred lambs at 39kg from William Hall, New Houses, Hallington. Entries are invited for next week’s Christmas show with classes for pens of five lambs of all breeds, hill and lowland ewes.

Prime Lambs

Texel x £88 (x2) & £86 Grangemoor, £85 New Houses (x4), Chesters & Grangemoor, £84.50 High Baulk, £84 Tosson Tower & Rugley Walls, £83 New Houses, £82.50 Grangemoor, £82 New Houses & Chesters

212.8p & 210.3p New Houses, 204.9 &202.6p Tosson Tower, 202.4p (x2) New Houses, 201.2p High Baulk, 197.5p Tosson Tower, 195.4p Rugley Walls, 193.2p (x2) New Houses, 192.7p High Baulk, 190.7p & 186.1p Chesters, 181.8p & 180.9p Grangemoor 

Suffolk x - £85 & £78 Chesters, £75 Black Callerton

177.6p, 168.2p & 163.0p Black Callerton

Blackface - £56 Black Callerton

147.4p Black Callerton

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £94 The Bellion, £92 Great Bavington

Mule - £55 & £54.50 Great Bavington 

Suffolk x - £88 & £85 Grangemoor

Blackface - £44 & 36.50 Black Callerton

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 27th November 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

More fat cattle present this week with more buyers ringside which resulted in a sharper trade once again at Hexham.
Topping the sale was a smart Limousin heifer from M/s JT&I Steele, Steeley Farm, Satley selling for 238.5p/kg (£1390.46)
Next week sees our Christmas Fatstock Show which has classes for all breeds, Young Farmers and also Best Cow.
Entries please to Drew Patrick on 07854361967

Limousin Heifers – £1390.46, £1299.13 & £1275.03 Steeley Farm, £1120.98 High Dalton

238.5p Steeley Farm, 235.5p High Dalton, 234.5p & 228.5p Steeley Farm

Charolais Heifers – £1173.20, £1162.38 & £1148.75 Flotterton

212.5p, 209.5p & 205.5p Flotterton
 
OTM

A large number of cows forward this week with a lot more leaner sorts present this week which had an effect on overall average,  Well fleshed cows still a good trade at Hexham and topped at 157.5p/pk (£1231.65) for a Limousin Cow from Mr D Dixon, Middle Heads, Rowley.
OTM heifers topped at 173.5p/kg from M/s WH Smith & Sons, West Shields.
Cast bull trade topped at 103.5p/kg (£1165.41) for an AA bull from M/s WH Smith & Sons, West Shields.

Limousin – £1231.65 Middle Heads, £1092.85 High Alderheads, £1090.98 Crowhall, £941.32 High Dalton, £917.85 South Gunnerton, £785.66 Crowhall, £781.11 High Barns, £769.27 Dipton Foot, £745.26 Crowhall

157.5p Middle Heads, 149.5p High Alderheads, 144.5p & 118.5p Crowhall, 116.5p High Dalton, 108.5p Dipton Foot, 105.5p South Gunnerton, 104.5p & 99.5p Crowhall, 98.5p High Barns, 96.5p High Dalton

Angus - £1063.56 West Shields, £1016.18 High Barns, £1004 & £931.63 West Shields, £919.99 & £897.60 High Barns, £872.34 North Acomb, £853.90 High Barns, £819 Gleedlee, £810.41 High Barns

173.5p West Shields, 157.5p Gleedlee, 128.5p West Shields, 127.5p High Barns, 125.5p West Shields, 108.5p North Acomb & High Barns, 106.5p South Kirkheaton, 103.5p & 98.5p High Barns

Angus (Bull) - £1165.41 & 103.5p West Shields

British Blue – £1019.90 Harlow Bower, £948.75 & £875.93 Redburn

137.5p & 127.5p Rookhope, 108.5p Dunns Houses & Harlow Bower, 105.5p Burnbank, 102.5p Rookhope, 93.5p The Laws

Simmental - £803.04 & 119.5p Dunns Houses

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A small show although more, wet and heavier wright (Av 47.4kg) but the average returned at the same as last week although the SQQ was 8p up.
Top price and top per kilo was Milbourne High House at £111 and 246.7p

Texel x – £111 Milbourne High House, £103 Broomhall, £100 First Street, £96 Quarry House, £91.50 Quarry House & Broomhall, £87 Milbourne High House, £85 Aydonshields, First Street, Blackburn, Old Town & Great Bavington, £84.50 Low Ardley (x2), £84 Nilston Rigg (x2) & Blackburn, £83 Aydonshields (x2), Low Ardley & Milbourne High House, £82 High Eshells, Aydonshields, Springwell Cottage (x2) & Low Ardley (x2), £81.50 West Shields, £81 High Eshells, Nilston Rigg, Low West House, Low Ardley & Old Town

246.7p Milbourne High House, 223.2p Quarry House, 207.1p Milbourne High House, 206.1p Low Ardley, 204.3p Quarry House, 198.9p Broomhall, 197.6p Low West House, 197.4p Nilston Rigg, 195p Comb Hills, 192.3p First Street, 190.7p High Eshells, 188.6p Milbourne High House, 186.1p & 185.7p West Shields, 184.8p First Street, 183.9p Broomhall, 182.6p Nilston Rigg, 182.2p Springwell Cottage, 181p Morrowfield, 179.6p High Eshells & West Shields, 178.3p Springwell Cottage, 176.1p Low Ardley, 171.1p Laburnum Cottage, 170.2p Baal Hill, 170p & 169.8p Comb Hills, 168.5p Springwell Cottage (x2), 168.1p Nilston Rigg, 167.4p Baal Hill

Suffolk x – £84 Nilston Rigg & Morrowfield, £82.80 Great Bavington, £82 Luns House, £81.50 Baal Hill, £80.50 Great Bavington, £80 Morrowfield, Old Town & Great Bavington, £78.50 Old Town & Luns House, £77.20 Great Bavington, £77 Morrowfield, £76.50 Luns House, £76 Laburnum Cottage & Baal Hill

174p & 173.9p Luns House, 169.3p Laburnum Cottage, 167.4p Morrowfield, 165.2p Baal Hill, 164.3p & 161p Great Bavington, 160.2p Old Town, 159.8p Baal Hill, 156.9p Morrowfield & Great Bavington, 153.9p Luns House

Beltex x – £90 & £83.50 Low West House, £81 Comb Hills, £80 Low West House

218.9p Comb Hills, 209.3p, 208.8p & 205.1p Low West House

Cheviot x- £78 & 156p Aydonshields

Mule – £80 Quarry House, £79.50 Low Barns, £77 Quarry House, £75 Low Barns & Quarry House (x2)

157.1p & 150p (x2) Quarry House, 144.2p Low Barns

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 23rd November 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly Sale of store cattle offered a sound entry of 331 catalogued head from noted producers from the counties of Northumberland and Durham and also from North of The Border.

The top spot was shared jointly this week with honours evenly split between Limousin and Charolais sires with bullocks by both that reached £1355.  The first was a hefty Charolais cross steer at 20 months from regular consignors to this centre and noted County Durham producers Messrs Tweddle, Grange Farm, Cornsay that exhibited both bone and conformation whilst the second was a superbly shaped black Limmy cross steer at 18 months from well-known ‘mart man’ and local breeder Alan Ogle, Comb Hill, Slaley that displayed both tremendous shape but also great potential to finish over the winter months. 

Another noteworthy lot was brought forward yet again by John Davison, Lough Green and the Langley based consignor of top quality sorts once more attracted the eye of ‘high end’ finishers selling to £1330 twice for outstanding Blonde and Limousin cross steers at 18 months and sold a super run of 12 steers all at the same age to return £1254 throughout.

Heifer trade was as keen as ever with buyers-a-plenty for all classes and as seen previously consignors of the best offerings are well rewarded for their efforts.  Female trade peaked at £1310 for a thick and square Charolais cross heifer from Messrs McCreery, Wyseby Hill whilst a smart black Limmy cross heifer at 18 months that would suit either a feeding or breeding system followed at £1280 from Messrs Dixon, Middle Heads, Rowley, Co Durham.

Demand throughout was marginally improved on the week with several return buyers looking for younger sorts. Leading the youngest class of cattle was a small but select pen full from Andy Thompson, East Unthank which peaked at £1035 for a well-bred bullock with style and shape at ten months of age with three more, and a heifer sister at £920 returning a worthy average of £981 for the Haltwhistle based producer.

As the welcomed spell of unseasonably warm and mild weather begins to change to a more typical ‘back-end’ forecast thoughts will undoubtedly turn to cattle that may well still be out at grass.  Our auctioneers will be pleased to visit your farm to appraise stock and advise the best route to market to maximise your return.  Please contact the Mart Offices on 01434 605444 to discuss your requirements.

Leading Prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1260 East Kildarroch

Charolais x heifers – £1150 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1320 & £1250 Kirkley March

Limousin x heifers - £1100 Middle Dukesfield, £1090 Settlingstones

British Blue x steers – £1060 Kildarroch

Angus x steers - £1140 Intake Bungalow, £960 East Kildarroch

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1340, £1355, £1280 & £1215 Grange Farm, £1195 Rare Dean, £1190 Kildarroch, £1140 Kirkley March, £1090, £1010 & £1000 Kildarroch

Charolais x heifers – £1310 & £1230 Farnamullan, £1130 Middle Dukesfield, £1110 Farnamullan, £1090 Branton Middlesteads, £1045 Grange Farm, £1005 Farnamullan, £1000 Grange Farm, £950 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1355 Comb Hills, £1340 Rare Dean, £1330 & £1300 Lough Green, £1280 Luns House, £1275 Town Farm Wall, £1260 Lough Green (x2) & Luns House, £1255 Lough Green, £1230 Town Farm Wall, £1215 Lough Green, £1210 Kirkley March, £1200 Kirkley March, East Kildarroch & Westburnhope, £1195 Luns House, £1190 Armond Carr & Luns House, £1180 & £1170 Hammershield, £1160 Hammershield, Lough Green, Sweethope & Town Farm Wall, £1150 Hammershield, £1090 Westburnhope, £1085 Kirkley March, £1070 Farnamullan & Town Farm Wall, £1060 Westburnhope, £1040 & £1035 Kildarroch, £1020 & £1010 West Grange, £1005 Kildarroch, £1000 Kirkley March

Limousin x heifers – £1280 Middle Heads, £1250 Comb Hills, £1175, £1160 & £1145 West Grange, £1135 Lee Hall, £1130 & £1125 West Grange, £1120 Town Farm Wall, £1100 Lee Hall, Westburnhope & Town Farm Wall, £1070 Armond Carr & Lee Hall, £1065 Middle Heads & Woodhead, £1060 Middle Heads & Westburnhope, £1055 Lee Hall, £1050 West Grange, £1040 Sunniside & Woodhead, £1020 Armond Carr, £1010 West Grange, £1005 Woodhead, £1000 Farnamullan & Middle Heads, £990 West Grange, £980 & £970 Lee Hall

Blonde x steers – £1330 & £1300 Lough Green, £1000 Farnamullan

British Blue x steers - £1220 Lough Green

Simmental x steers – £1110 & £1080 Intake Bungalow, £1000 Intake Bungalow & Sweethope

Simmental x heifers – £980 Farnamullan

Angus x steers -£1070 Newton Greens, £1040 Catreen, £1025 Newton Greens, £1020 Catreen, £990 Newton Greens

Angus x heifers – £1150 Lee Hall, £1100 Sunniside, £1040 Middle Dukesfield, £1010 Sunniside, £945 Lee Hall, £935 Newton Greens

South Devon x steers - £1070 Intake Bungalow

South Devon x heifers - £950 The Granary

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x heifers - £930 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1350 Comb Hills, £1090 Hammershield, £1080 Westburnhope

Limousin x heifers – £1140 Lee Hall, £1110 Comb Hills, £1040 Middle Dukesfield, £1000 Steel Hall, £955 Linacres

Angus x steers – £1035 Newton Greens, £1010 Intake Bungalow, £990 Catreen

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1035, £1030, £1000 & £920 East Unthank

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A good entry of 1316 cast ewes and rams this week that met a very similar trade to last week.  More of a mixed show though but it was a Texel x tup from M/s M&N Gray, Low Espley, Morpeth that topped the sale at £180.  Messrs Curry, Low Burradon topped the ewe section with Berrichon x ewes at £108.  Mule ewes topped at £75 for a pen from Mr JW Metcalf, Palm Strothers, Slaley.  Hill ewes this week reached £68 for a pen of Cheviot ewes from Mr NS Kristensen, Gairshield.

Texel - £180 Low Espley, £65 Birkside, £60 Whiskershiel

Texel x – £107 Elsdon Burn, £106 & £104 Fell Lane, £101 Low Eshells, £100 Low Brunton & High Fotherley, £99 Greenside, Hetherington & Normans Riding, £96 Little Harle, £94 Low Burradon & Aydonshields, £93 Colepike, £92 Little Harle, £90 Hetherington, Lynup Hill & Palm Strothers, £86 Aydonshields, £82 Greenside, £79 St Oswalds, £78 Cartington, £77 Wadley Farm & Riverside Cottage, £76 Hownsgill

Suffolk x – £106 Lords Lot, £102 Low Eshells, £100 Little Harle, £99 Fell Lane, £98 Colepike, £96 East White Hill, £91 Lords Lot, £88 High Fotherley, £81 Aydonshields, £78 Cartington

Beltex x - £93 Little Harle, £85 Palm Strothers, £72 St Oswalds

Leicester - £105 Low Espley, £89 Lords Lot

Cheviot – £68 Gairshield, £61 Elsdon Burn & Lords Lot

Mule – £75 Palm Strothers, £74 Normans Riding, £65 Normans Riding & Palm Strothers, £64 Low Eshells, £63 Wydon & Cartington, £62 East White Hill, £61 Low Brunton & Hetherington, £60 High Fotherley, Colepike, Little Harle, St Oswalds, Palm Strothers & Little Harle, £58 St Oswalds, £56 Low Brunton, £55 Aydonshields, £54 Little Harle

Blackface – £48 Gairshield & Cowbyre, £45 East White Hill, £40 The Hott & Whiskershiel

Swaledale – £40 Low Acton & Rosehill, £32 Stewartshields Meadows & Birkside, £26 Colwell Hill, £25 Buckshot

Berrichon - £108 Low Burradon

Crossbred –  £91 High Fotherley

Store Lambs

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 4196 store lambs that again met a strong trade straight through, especially mule lambs.
Mule lambs topped at £70 for a pen of 50 from Mr I Potts, Redburn, Rookhope, Bishop Auckland.  The same vendor sold lambs to £68.50 also.
Smart continental lambs were once again in demand at Hexham with an outstanding Beltex lamb from Messrs P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope, Durham selling to £115.  Messrs Younger and Stamp, Watch Hill, Morpeth sold Beltex x lambs to £90.  Suffolk x lambs sold to a high of £73 twice from M/s R&A Cuthbert, New Houses and Mr R Oxley, Colwell Hill, Elsdon.
Small entry of hill lambs this week but all keenly bid for and more needed this week especially Blackface lambs.  This section topped at £58 for Cheviots from Mr JA Rogerson, Bellshiel, Otterburn,
For entries for next week’s sale please call Drew Patrick on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel x – £88.50 & £87 Agars Hill, £82 Pasture House, £80 Thornbrough, £78.50, £76.50 & £76 Chapel House, £75.50 Chesterwood & Chapel House, £74.50 Pasture House, Butterknowes & Milescott, £74 North Cocklake & Cartington, £73.50 Hedley Park, Pasture House, Chesterwood & Crowhall, £73 Low Brunton, Hedley Park, Birchcraig Highrigg, Peel Flat &Dunleyford Dene, £72.50 Hopesley House, £72 Hareshaw Allotment & Moralees, £71.50 Pasture House & Hownsgill (x2), £71 Cowbyre, High Alderheads, The Throp, Hownsgill & Burntongues

Dutch Texel x - £87, £86.50, £86, £82, £81 & £79 Willimoteswick, £77.50 Agars Hill, £76 & £75.50 Stone Hall

Suffolk x – £73 Capheaton New Houses & Colwell Hill, £72.50 Black Hedley & Salmonfield, £72 High Alderheads & Keld Farm, £70.50 & £69.50 Ricknall Grange, £68 Causey Burn & Coatyards, £66 Capheaton New Houses & Causey Burn, £65.50 Salmonfield, £64 Hedleywood & Colwell Hill

Beltex x - £115 Middle Horsleyhope, £90 Watch Hill, £88.50 East House & Middle Horsleyhope, £88 Middle Horsleyhope, £85.50 & £83 Low Espley, £82 Hownsgill, £81.50 Highrigg, £81 Middle Horsleyhope, £80 East House, £78.50 Middle Horsleyhope, £78 Highrigg, £77.50 Watch Hill (x2), £77 Middle Horsleyhope & St Oswalds, £76.50 Middle Horsleyhope, £75.50 Watch Hill

Hampshire x - £63.50 High Greenleycleugh

Lleyn - £75.50 Low Burradon

Cheviot x - £58.50 Bellshiel

Mule – £70 & £68.50 Redburn, £66.50 Dyke Nook, £63.50 Redesmouth, £63 Middle White Hill, £61.50 West Shipley, £60 Stewartshield Meadows, £59.50 Redesmouth, £59 Redesmouth & Low Acton (x2), £58 Stewartshield Meadows & Townfoot, £57.50 Eastgate House, £57 Rigg Farm & Gleedlee (x2), £56 Rigg Farm, £55 The Uplands & Whiskershiel, £54 Brinkburnhope & Crowhall, £52.50 Chattlehope

Blackface – £34 White House Birtley

Swaledale - £33.50 Linshiels

Crossbred – £80 Agars Hill, £79.50 St Oswalds, £79 Rosehill, £72.50, £70.50 & £70 Low Burradon, £69 Low Burradon & Rosehill, £68 Rosehill, £67 Low Burradon & Rosehill, £63 Rosehill

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 21st November 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart

Wednesday 21st November 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart sold prime lambs to a top of £86 and 205.1ppkg, both for Texel Cross and cast sheep to £90 for a pen of 5 Texel Cross ewes. The entire entry of lambs averaged 176.7ppkg with an SQQ figure of 193.8ppkg and more of all classes could easily have been sold to advantage.

Prime Lambs

Texel x – £86 & £85 Little Swinburne, £82 Tosson Tower & Little Swinburne, £80 Tosson Tower (x3), Little Swinburne (x2), Pitland Hills, Pitland Hills (Mrs CM Thoburn), £79 High House, £78 (x2) Tosson Tower, £77 High House

205.1p Tosson Tower, 204.8p & 202.4p & 200.0p (x2) Little Swinburne, 195.2p & 195.1p & 194.7p Tosson Tower, 190.5p Tosson Tower & Little Swinburne, 190.2p Tosson Tower, 189.5p Runny Mede, 181.4p Tosson Tower, 170.0p & 163.0p Runny Mede

Mule - £76 & £75 Pitland Hills

156.3p & 146.2p Pitland Hills

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £90 High House, £80 & £70 Great Bavington

Mule - £58 & £56 Great Bavington

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 20th November 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A smart show of butcher’s heifers this week that was topped at 231.5ppk for a great Charolais x heifer from J&D Longlands, Tone Hall

Charolais Heifers – £1372.80 Tone Hall, £1265.38 & £1136.20 Flotterton

231.5p Tone Hall, 218.5p & 209.5p Flotterton
 
OTM

More cows forward this week that met a sharper trade, especially the fleshier sorts.
Cow trade was topped by Nilston Rigg Farms with a Black Limousin x cow that realised 163.5ppk and £1234
Cast bulls again a good trade with Messrs Lamb, Town Farm Ltd, Wall, Hexham selling a Limousin stock bull for 125.5ppk and £1267.55
Highest pence per kilo on the day was a young Limousin x cow from Messrs P&MO Robson, Dene House that sold for 177.5ppk.
We must have cows entered before sale to help let buyers know what’s coming in.
For entries and enquiries please call Drew on 07854361967 or the Office on 01434 605444

Limousin – £1234.43 Nilston Rigg, £1180.11 Glebe Farm, £1029.80 Barrasford Green, £1009.98 Dene House, £981.10 Round Meadows, £976.44 Dene House, £874.38 Cleughfoot, £853.20 Nilston Rigg, £846.93 Tenter House, £818.58 Tone Hall

177.5p Dene House, 163.5p Nilston Rigg, 141.5p Glebe Farm, 135.5p Barrasford Green, 129.5p Tenter House, 123.5p Cleughfoot, 119.5p Tone Hall & Round Meadows, 118.5p Nilston Rigg & Dene House, 117.5p & 112.5p Pitland Hills, 111.5p Wall Town Farm & Bankfoot Belsay, 109.5p Cleughfoot & Bankfoot Belsay, 108.5p Barrasford Green

Limousin (Male) - £1267.55 & 125.5p Wall Town Farm

Angus -£884.79 Grange Farm, £864.48 Bankfoot Belsay

130.5p Grange Farm, 114.5p Bankfoot Belsay, 110.5p Grange Farm

British Blue – £878.50 & 125.5p Wayn Riggs

Charolais - £999.13 & 146.5p Tenter House

Simmental - £830.25 & 112.5p Hackford

Saler - £1023.82 & 123.5p East Fourstones

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Similar numbers of lambs forward this week with again plenty of weight about and the largest percentage of Suffolk cross lambs seen for a while.
The sale average increased by 5p on the week with the top price per head and top price per kilo was £101 and 259p from Messrs Beveridge, Low West House.

Texel x – £88.50 Quarry House, £85 High Warden, Hackford (x2) & Low Ardley, £84 Linacres, £83 Aydonshields, £82 Quarry House, £81.50 St Oswalds (x2), £80.80 West Grange, £80.50 Low Ardley, £80 High Eshells, Aydonshields, West Grange & Linacres, £79 Hedley Park, Low Eshells & Palm Strothers, £78.50 Aydonshields (x2), Low Ardley & Great Bavington, £78.20 High Eshells, £78 Low Eshells, Low West House, Low Ardley, Old Town & Palm Strothers, £77.80 Low Ardley, £77.50 Middle Heads, £77 Low Eshells, Middle Dukesfield, High Warden & Palm Strothers, £76.80 Palm Strothers, £76 Linacres, £75.50 Low Eshells & Great Bavington

207.3p & 202.4p Hackford, 198.8p (x2) St Oswalds, 197.7p High Warden, 195.1p High Eshells, 195p Low West House, 192.7p Hedley Park & Palm Strothers, 192.5p High Warden, 188.3p Quarry House, 188.1p Low Eshells, 187.8p Palm Strothers, 187.5p St Oswalds & Partridge Nest, 185p Hedley Park, 184.8p Low Ardley, 183.4p Hedley Park, 182.9p East Uppertown, 181.8p Linacres, 178.6p Palm Strothers, 175p St Oswalds, 174.4p Aydonshields, 170p High Eshells

Suffolk x – £85 Sunniside, £84 Low Eshells, £83 East Fourstones & Great Bavington, £82, £81.20 & £81 Sunniside, £80 St Oswalds, Great Bavington & Old Town, £79 Old Town, £77.50 Low Eshells, £77 Great Bavington & Old Town, £76.50 Luns House, £76 East Fourstones & Flotterton (x2), £75.50 Great Bavington, £75 & £74.50 Luns House, £73 Fairley, £72 Middle Heads, £71.50 Great Bavington

169.8p Fairley, 169.3p Luns House, 166.2p Fairley, 163.8p Old Town, 163p Luns House, 161.7p & 161p East Fourstones, 160.4p Great Bavington, 159.2p Sunniside, 158.9p Great Bavington, 158.3p Flotterton, 157.7p, 155.8p & 154.6p Sunniside, 154.1p & 153.9p Great Bavington, 153.7p East Fourstones & Great Bavington, 153p Luns House, 152p Flotterton, 150.9p St Oswalds, 150p Middle Heads

Beltex x – £101 (x2), £92 & £85.50 Low West House

259p, 231.1p, 229.6p & 219.1p Low West House

Charollais x - £88.50 Old Town, £87 Middle Dukesfield, £85, £82.50, £80 & £79.50 Sunniside, £77.50 Sunniside & Flotterton, £76 Old Town, £75 Sunniside

197.7p Middle Dukesfield, 161.5p, 160p, 159.6p & 159p Sunniside, 158.2p Flotterton, 155.1p Old Town, 151.8p Sunniside

Cheviot Mule - £73.50 Middle Dukesfield, £72 Flotterton

163.6p Flotterton, 156.4p Middle Dukesfield

Mule – £83 Flotterton, £78.50 & £76.80 Quarry House, £72.50 Flotterton

161.1p Flotterton, 157p & 156.7p Quarry House

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £70 Middle Heads, £66 East Fourstones

Suffolk x - £59 East Fourstones

Store and Breeding Cattle & Sheep | Friday 16th November 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a good entry of 799 head which included 179 head of native breed types for the monthly special sale of such sorts as well as 302 spring born suckled calves for the traditional second ‘Bellingham’ sale.

The older stronger continental cross offering sold well with the very best selling to a dearer trade than last week however once again secondary, weathered types are increasingly harder to cash. These topped at £1370 for a superb Limousin cross bred heifer at 18 months from John Davison, Lough Green, Langley whilst steers peaked at £1325 for a similarly well shaped Limousin steer from Martin White, Steel Hall, Slaley at the same age.

The native offering was topped at £1300 by an older Angus cross heifer from Selby and Alan Robson, Yatesfield, Otterburn whilst steers by the black bull peaked at £1250 from Peter Charleton, Little Harle, Kirkwhelpington. A super pen of well-presented steers at 16 months by the Beef Shorthorn bull sold well for Messrs Dodd & Wise, Sillywrea; also in the Langley parish and peaked at £1080 to average £1024 for five sold.

A sound entry of over three hundred freshly weaned spring born suckled calves were sold in the second part of the sale and these attracted a different clientele to the ringside.  As with the older stores these too saw the best of the offering sell well however lesser, later born types were difficult to place and certainly easier than the main sale held a month ago.  Leading this section was a steer from Messrs Dent, Beamwham, Haydon Bridge that peaked at £955 at 9 months of age whilst heifers topped at £880 from regular consignors Messrs Storrow, Willimoteswick, Bardon Mill. A number of buyers had travelled long journeys for this class of cattle and many will winter at new, distant homes all over the UK.

Leading prices; 

Cattle 30+ months

Angus x heifers - £1300 & £1220 Yatesfield

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1320 Holling Hill

Charolais x heifers – £1255 Holling Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1300 Round Meadows

Simmental x heifers – £1080 Greencarts, £990 Fala Hill

Angus x steers - £1070 Cornsay Colliery

Angus x heifers – £950 Sunniside

Belted Galloway steers - £900 Woodhall

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1260 Lough Green, £1215 & £1150 Hallington New Houses, £1145 High Trewhitt, £1060 Gallowhill, £1055 & £1005 High Trewhitt, £1000 Gallowhill & Hartburn Grange, £980 White House Birtley, £970 Gallowhill & Hartburn Grange

Charolais x heifers – £1290 Lough Green, £1280 & £1215 Holling Hill, £1200 Holling Hill & Hallington New Houses, £1180 Edlingham Newtown (x2), £1130 & £1100 Low Staples, £1090 Edlingham Newtown, £1080 Holling Hill, £1050 Edlingham Newtown, £1030 Hallington New Houses

Limousin x steers – £1325 Steel Hall, £1300 & £1290 Lough Green, £1270 Halton Red House, £1260 Shitlington Hall, £1255 Shitlington Hall & Highwood, £1230 Highwood, £1220 Steel Hall, £1215 High Trewhitt, £1205 Shitlington Hall, Highwood (x2) & Newton Greens, £1200 Shitlington Hall, Lough Green & Highwood, £1190 Glendue, £1185 & £1175 Highwood, £1160 East Uppertown, £1150 Glendue, £1130 Highwood, £1120 Highwood & Glendue, £1110 & £1100 Glendue, £1025 Newton Greens, £1010 West Deanraw & High Trewhitt, £1000 West Deanraw, East Uppertown (x2) & High Trewhitt, £990 Newton Greens, £985 Glendue, £970 High Trewhitt

Limousin x heifers – £1215 Holling Hill, £1200 Shitlington Hall, £1190 Lough Green & Steel Hall, £1180 Halton Red House & Shitlington Hall, £1170 Newton Greens, £1160 Halton Red House, £1150 Holling Hill, £1135 Halton Red House & Luns House, £1130 Luns House & Shitlington Hall, £1125 Luns House, £1100 Newton Greens, £1090 Luns House, £1080 Lough Green (x2), £1070 Holling Hill & Brackenthwaite, £1055 Glendue, £1050 Humber Hill, £1020 Luns House & Lough Green, £970 Stotsfold

Blonde x steers – £1300 Highwood

Simmental x steers – £1100, £1005 & £980 High Trewhitt

Simmental x heifers – £990 Greencarts

Angus x steers -£1250 Little Harle, £1240 & £1215 Aydonshields, £1160 High Trewhitt, £1070 & £1045 Little Harle, £1040 & £1020 Redshaw, £1015 Gallowhill, £995 Redshaw, £990 Bunker Hill, £975 & £970 Redshaw

Angus x heifers – £1080 Little Harle, £1020 Fala Hill, £1000 Hallington New Houses, £950 Fala Hill

South Devon x steers - £995 & £960 Wingates Whole

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1080, £1020 & £1010 Sillywrea, £1000 Little Harle, £930 Sillywrea

Hereford x steers - £1050 & £975 (x2) Highwood

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £990 Little Harle, £950 Edlingham Newtown

Charolais x heifers - £1220, £980 & £955 Edlingham Newtown

Limousin x steers – £1095 Spittalshield, £1045 Harwood Shield, £1030 Low Staples, £1015 & £1005 Harwood Shield, £1000 Edlingham Newtown & Harwood Shield (x2), £990 Woodhall, £940 Oakdene, £930 Low Town, £925 Oakdene

Limousin x heifers – £1370 Lough Green, £1220 Harwood Shield, £1170 Stotsfold, £1130 Harwood Shield, £1100 Stotsfold, £1095 Harwood Shield, £1085 Lough Green, £1060 Harwood Shield & Stotsfold, £1055 Harwood Shield, £995 Dukesfield Hall (x2)

British Blue x steers – £1120 & £1070 Harwood Shield

Angus x steers – £975 & £920 Low Town, £900 Bollihope Shield

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1080 Sillywrea, £1000 Woodlands Hall

“Bellingham” Spring Born Suckled Calves

Charolais x steers – £815 & £780 West Wharmley

Charolais x heifers – £780 West Wharmley

Limousin x steers – £955 Beamwham, £9100 Bulls Hill, £895 Baal Hill, £890 Woodhall, £880 Morley Hill, £870 Beamwham & Pitland Hills, £865 Beamwham, £845 Harlow Bower, £830 Pitland Hills, £825 Baal Hill & West Mill Hills, £820 Baal Hill & Bulls Hill, £810 Baal Hill, £805 Bulls Hill, £795 Beamwham & Baal Hill, £790 Baal Hill & Harlow Bower, £780 Baal Hill (x2)

Limousin x heifers – £820 Hole Farm, £8100 Woodhall (x2), £790 Willimoteswick & Pitland Hills, £770 Harlow Bower, £745 Willimoteswick

British Blue x steers – £875 Morley Hill, £830 Willimoteswick, £820 Woodhall, £790 (x2) & £765 Willimoteswick, £755 Woodhall

British Blue x heifers – £880, £870 & £780 Willimoteswick, £755 Willimoteswick & Woodhall

Angus x steers – £835 Tursdale House, £755 Collierley Farm, £750 Tursdale House

Breeding Cattle

A small selection of Beef Breeding cattle were offered for sale on behalf of two longstanding customers. The first was a herd dispersal on behalf of Robert Ridley, Low Huntwell, Sparty Lea and saw his Limousin and Blue cross cows out of dairy mothers and due to calve to the Limousin bull over the next few months sell well at the end of the day. These peaked at £2150 for a big square Limousin cross second calver due mid-January which sold to near neighbours Messrs Fairless, White Hill.  The second offering was that of six stock cows that had just fallen out of ‘sync’ for Messrs Thompson, Allotment Farm, Weardale and these too sold well peaking at £1900 for a powerful, black third calver with a smart june born bull calf at foot that will be staying in ‘The Dale’ with Nigel & Kirsty Peart, Weeds Farm, Westgate. 

Herd Dispersal on behalf of M/s RP Ridley, Low Huntwell

In Calf Cows
Limousin - £2150, £1540 & £1380 (x2)
British Blue - £1040, £1020 & £1000 (x2)

Other Breeding Cattle

Cows with calves at foot
Limousin - £1900 & £1680 Allotment Farm
British Blue - £1320, £1300 & £1100 Allotment Farm

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another good entry of 1824 cast sheep this week with all classes slightly dearer than last week.  Especially well fleshed heavy ewes.  Cast tups also in demand with a high of £138 for a Texel ram from M/s G Peart & Sons, Six Dargue, Wearhead.
Topping the ewes was a Texel ewe from M/s JN&PL Herron, Bensons Fell, Hexham at £120

Texel - £138 Six Dargue, £125 Yatesfield, £102 Stotsfold, £99 Townfoot Woodburn, £94 Lodge Farm, £91 Stobbilee, £75 Chapel House, £73 Stobby Lea

Texel x – £120 Bensons Fell, £115 Chapel House & Six Dargue, £105 Follions & Horton Low House, £104 New Dotland, £102 Brinkburn Newhouses & Coatyards, £100 Bensons Fell, £98 Ridley Stokoe, £97 Colepike & Holling Hill, £95 Six Dargue, £93 Lords Lot, £92 Partridge Nest & Six Dargue, £90 Chapel House, £89 Chesters, £88 Duddo Hill, £86 (x2) West Kirkheaton, £85 Grange House, Broomhall, North Churchlands & Palm Strothers, £84 Bensons Fell & Brinkburn Newhouses, £83 Duddo Hill

Suffolk - £110 New Dotland, £80 Sillywrea

Suffolk x – £104 Wayn Riggs, £100 Broomhall, £99 Colepike, £97 Holling Hill & Ridley Stokoe, £80 Rugley Walls & Brinkburn Newhouses, £79 Humber Hill, £76 East Highridge & Coatyards, £71 Brinkburn Newhouses, £70 Felton Demesne

Beltex x - £105 & £103 Bavington Hill Head, £88 Stobby Lea

Leicester - £76 Blueburn

Cheviot – £86 Sillywrea

Cheviot Mule – £89 & £76 Bavington Hill Head

Mule – £66 East Butsfield & Brinkburn Newhouses, £65 Haining Head, £64 Horton Low House & Broomhall, £62 Glebe Farm, £61 East Butsfield, Colepike & Coatyards, £60 Chesters, Yatesfield & Well Bank, £59 New Dotland, £58 Lowes Fell, Greyside, Holling Hill & Blueburn, £57 Partridge Nest & Coatyards, £56 Hedley Park, Paradise Farm & Littlebeck

Blackface – £54 Townfoot Woodburn, £46 Greyside, £44 Holling Hill & Blueburn, £42 Townfoot Woodburn, £41 Blueburn, £40 Duddo Hill, £39 Townfoot Woodburn, £38 Greyside, Hotbank & Yatesfield

Swaledale – £40 Glebe Farm, £37 Stotsfold, £35 Rosehill, £32 Bagraw, £30 Ouston

Crossbred - £100 Sillywrea, £91 Follions, £52 Duddo Hill

Breeding Ewes

Swaledale - £32 The Sneep

Jacob - £60 Comb Hills

Herdwick - £72 Comb Hills

Breeding Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its final sale of breeding ewe lambs and the sale was topped by a pen of four Bluefaced Leicester Ewe Lambs from M/s M&N Gray, Low Espley, Morpeth selling for £76.50

Texel x - £69.50 Woodhall Harbottle

Leicester - £76.50 Low Espley, £76 Penpeugh

Mule - £62 Beamwham, £61.50, £61 & £60 Bellingham Demesne


Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly store sheep sale of 4662 lambs.  A very good show of lambs right through this week and all vendors must be commended.
The sale was topped by two pens of Dutch Texel x lambs from M/s BA & AM Storrow, Willimoteswick that realised £95
Beltex x lambs sold to £93 from M/s M&N Gray, Low Espley, Morpeth.
M/s SH Spours & Son, Henlaw, Chatton sold Beltex x lambs to £90 and their run of 200 averaged £78
Suffolk x lambs sold to £79 from M/s Bridges, North Penny Hill, Morpeth.
Mule lambs from JRF Pattinson & Son, Hotbank, Bardon Mill sold to £71.50
Hill lambs yet again in demand and more could have easily been sold with Blackface lambs to a high of £64 from W&PF Walton, Penpeugh.  More hill lambs needed for next weeks sale.
For further enquiries and entries please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel x – £85.50 Camphill, £85 Holling Hill, £84 West Hill, £83 Wayn Riggs & Follions, £81 Highmoss Thorn, £80.50 West Houses, £79 Camphill, £77 Billerley & West Hill, £76 Branchend & Colwell Demesne, £75 Redesmouth Errington Red House & West Houses (x2), £74.50 Sandylands, £74 Redesmouth, Chapel House (x2), Edlingham Newtown & Snitter, £73.50 Biddlestone Home Farm & Thornbrough, £73 Wayn Riggs, Hill House, Felton Demesne & Holling Hill

Dutch Texel x - £95 (x2), £92.50, £90.50 & £86 Willimoteswick, £84 & £75 Camphill

Suffolk x – £79 North Penny Hill, £75 Biddlestone Home Farm, £74.50 Edlingham Newtown, £74 Holling Hill, £73 Piatroon & Holling Hill, £72.50 Laburnum Cottage, £72 Waterloo, £71 Middle White Hill & North Penny Hill, £70 Edlingham Newtown & North Penny Hill

Beltex x - £93 & £90.50 Low Espley, £90 Henlaw & East House, £88 Henlaw & Watch Hill, £86.50 Henlaw, £85.50 Watch Hill, £79 Bavington Hill Head, £78.50, £78, £75 & £74 Henlaw, £73 Birchcraig, £72 Henlaw, £71 Bavington Hill Head & Henlaw, £70.50 Chapel House

Cheviot x- £51 The Brigg

Mule – £71.50 Hotbank, £63Ludwell, £61 & £59.50 Camphill, £59 Beacon Rigg, Causey Burn & Bagraw, £58 Hotbank Bagraw & Parkside, £57 Low Espley, £55 Townfoot, £54 Sinderhope

Blackface – £64 Penpeugh, £54 Hotbank, £52 Penpeugh, £50 Hotbank & The Brigg, £46 Whiskershiel, £45 Hotbank & Whiteside Birtley, £40 Hotbank

Swaledale - £43.50 Low Huntwell, £40 & £34 Buckshot

Crossbred – £73 Biddlestone, £68 Grange House, £60 Waterloo, £59 Buckshot

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 14th November 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart at their weekly sale sold prime lambs to a top of £100 and 222ppkg (twice) for super ¾ Texel bred lambs from William Hall, New Houses, Hallington. Cast Sheep were markedly easier on the week selling to £75 twice for some Suffolk cross and Texel crosses from Peter Charleton, Little Harle.

Prime Lambs

Texel x – £100, £98, £88 (x2), £85 & £84 New Houses, Hallington, £82 (x2), The Chesters, £81 High Baulk, £80 The Chesters, £80 (x2) High Baulk, £77 (x3) The Chesters

222.7p, 222.2p, 214.6 (x2), 197.7p & 195.4p New Houses, Hallington, 195.2p The Chesters, 195.1p & 188.4p High Baulk, 187.8p & 183.3p The Chesters, 181.8p High Baulk, 179.1p The Chesters

Suffolk x - £82 & £80 The Chesters

190.7p The Chesters

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £75 Little Harle, £73 & £70 (x2) New Houses, Hallington, £70 Coldwell

Suffolk x - £75 Little Harle

Mule - £53 Little Harle

Blackface - £45 Little Harle

Leicester - £50 Burnbank   

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 13th November 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

More clean cattle forward this week with the sale being topped by a tremendous Charolais x heifer from Mr J Gibb, Jubilee Buildings, Broomley that sold for 231.5ppk

Limousin Heifers – £1157.63 & 220.5p Barker House

Charolais Heifers – £1463.08 Jubilee Buildings, £1193.01 & £1162.20 Barker House, £1123.20 Rare Dean

231.5p Jubilee Buildings, 223.5p & 218.5p Barker House

OTM

Reduced entry this week but feeding and leaner cows still in demand. Well fleshed cows slightly less on the week.

Top grossing cow came from M/s TJ Lee & Son, Hackford, Steel which sold for £1306.85

Limousin – £1031.96 Square House, £944.96 Cleughfoot, £865.98 Hackford, £860.94 Ingoe Low Hall, £842.48 Square House

133.5p Square House, 124.5p & 118.5p Cleughfoot, 117.5p Hackford & Square House

Angus -£952.74 & 120.5p Gofton Farm

Blonde - £977.65 Square House, £887.15 The Deans

125.5p Square House

British Blue – £847.40 Square House, £828.38 Linacres

117.5p Linacres

Simmental - £1306.85 & 169.5p Hackford, £852.39 & 113.5p Butsfield Burn

South Devon - £813.66 & 118.5p The Deans

Shorthorn - £871.27 & 135.5p Humber Hill

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Similar numbers as last week but once again more weight. Trade was slightly dearer on the week.  Good export types in demand.

Top price per head £92 and 230ppk for Texel lambs from J&J Walby & Sons, East House and Beltex lambs to 218p from AE & NG Beveridge, Low West House

Texel x – £92 East House, £89 Quarry House, £88 Low West House (x2), Low Ardley & Great Bavington, £87 High Baulk, £86.50 Aydonshields, £85.50 Springwell, £84 East House, Burntongues & Halton Red House, £83.50 Quarry House & Little Swinburne, £83 Burntongues, £82.50 Low West House & Little Swinburne, £82 (x2) Low West House, £81.50 Low Ardley & Little Swinburne, £81 Quarry House & Low West House, £80.80 Halton Red House, £80.50 Highwood (x2), £80 High Eshells (x3), Quarry House, Little Swinburne (x2) & Springwell

230p East House, 215.8p Low West House, 207.5p Burntongues, 204.7p Low West House, 203.8p Little Swinburne, 201.3p St Oswalds, 200p Low West House, 198.8p Little Swinburne, 195.1p Little Swinburne & Quarry House, 195p East House, 193.8p St Oswalds, 192.9p Quarry House, 191.8p Burntongues, 190.9p East House, 190.5p High Eshells & Little Swinburne, 188.4p Low West House, 188.1p & 187.5p Little Swinburne, 186.9p Partridge Nest, 186.6p St Oswalds & Palm Strothers, 186.4p Low West House, 185.7p High Baulk, 185.6p Quarry House

Suffolk x – £90 Sunniside, £83 Sunniside (x2) & Great Bavington, £82 Sunniside, £81.50 Morrowfield & Sunniside, £78.50 Great Bavington, £77.50 Thockrington, £77.20 Great Bavington, £77 Morrowfield, Sunniside, Great Bavington & Steel Hall, £76 Baal Hill & Thockrington (x2), £75.20 Old Town

167.7p Thockrington, 166.7p Steel Hall, 163.3p Great Bavington, 162.5p Morrowfield, 161.7p Thockrington (x2), 160.4p Great Bavington, 159.1p Pia Troon, 158p Black Hedley, 157.6p & 155.6p Great Bavington

Beltex x – £85 & 218p Low West House

Charollais x - £78.50, £78 & £77.50 Sunniside, £72 Steel Hall

153.2p Steel Hall, 152p & 151p Sunniside

Cheviot Mule - £74 Aydonshields

Mule – £76.50 & £75.80 Quarry House, £72.20 Brownsleazes, £67 Hawksteel

154.7p Quarry House, 152.3p Hawksteel, 150p Quarry House

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£68 Burntongues, £60 Old Town

Store & Breeding Cattle, Store Sheep | Friday 9th November 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale offered an entry of 438 head of store cattle which peaked at £1390 for a superb 18 month old British Blue cross steer from local producer and noted breeder of shapely continental cross bred cattle Michael Pickworth, Dotland Park, Hexham.

The same consignor also topped the heifer rankings with two cracking heifers at the same age which may well be put to the bull in future and these sold for £1300 each.

As reported throughout the ‘back-end’ sales season the best of each consignment continues to sell well however poorly thriven or weathered cattle are harder to place and the gap between these two distinct classes appears to be widening.

Entries are invited for next week’s sale which will include the second special ‘Bellingham’ sale for spring born suckled calves as well as the monthly special sale for native breed cattle.

Leading Prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1055 Capheaton New Houses, £965 Dunley Ford

Limousin x steers – £1065 & £1030 West Deanraw

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1240 Capheaton New Houses, £1070 Farnamullan, £1050 Hartburn Grange, £1040 Raylees, £1035 Harewalls, £1010 Farnamullan

Charolais x heifers – £1080 Tenter House, £1035 Capheaton New Houses

Limousin x steers – £1315 West Grange, £1305 Berry Edge, £1300 West Grange, £1295 Grange House, £1280 West Grange, £1255 Low Haswell, £1250 Tenter House & West Grange, £1225 Berry Edge & West Grange, £1210 Bunker Hill, £1200 Berry Edge & Low Haswell, £1190 West Grange, £1150 Rugley Walls, Little Swinburne & Woodhead, £1145 Cheviot, £1140 East White Hill & Blackburn, £1100 West Grange, £1085 & £1075 East White Hill, £1040 West Deanraw & Raggetsyke, £1025 East White Hill, £1015 West Grange & Bunker Hill, £1005 East White Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1220 Halfway House, £1215 Harlow Bower, £1180 Blackburn, £1115 Harlow Bower, £1105 Cheviot, £1100 Halfway House, £1095 Luns House, £1085 & £1080 Low Haswell, £1075 Luns House, £1065 Halfway House, £1060 Luns House & South Kirkheaton, £1055 Cheviot, £1050 East White Hill, £1045 Grange House, £1020 Low Haswell, £1000 Berry Edge, Luns House & Stotsfold, £995 South Kirkheaton, £990 Low Haswell & Capheaton New Houses, £980 Barrasford Green

British Blue x steers - £1390 Dotland Park

British Blue x heifers – £1300, £1230 & £1140 Dotland Park

Angus x steers -£1105 Hallington High Farm, £1070 East White Hill, £1065 & £1060 Newton Greens, £1035 Bunker Hill, £1030 Hallington High Farm, £1020 Newton Greens, £1000 Hallington High Farm (x2)

Angus x heifers – £940 Redshaw

South Devon x steers - £1015 & £940 Newton Greens

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1250 Tenter House, £1040 Raylees, £980 South Kirkheaton

Charolais x heifers - £950 South Kirkheaton

Limousin x steers – £1235 Grange House, £1150 Little Swinburne, £1130 & £1120 Stotsfold, £1115 Nunwick, £1100 East White Hill, £1090 Nunwick, £1080 Stotsfold, £1045 Nunwick, £1030 Ouston, £1020 Woodhead, £1010 Nunwick, £1000 & £995 Stotsfold, £985 Low Haswell, £955 Sherburn Tower

Limousin x heifers – £1140 Ouston, £1030 Woodhouse, £990 Barrasford Green & Halfway House, £970 Ouston

British Blue x steers – £1150 Nunwick, £1040 Hallington High Farm, £1010 Little Swinburne & Hallington High Farm, £1000, £990 & £945 Nunwick, £930 Hallington High Farm

British Blue x heifers – £1065 Blackburn, £1005 Woodhouse

Simmental x steers – £960 Alnham

Angus x steers – £1040, £1000 & £980 Colwell Hill, £950 Rugley Walls

Angus x heifers - £900 Redshaw

Breeding Cattle

A useful offering of Beef breeding cattle were also catalogued on this day which included the annual prize show and sale of native and hill type breeding cattle. The Show was kindly sponsored by Tynedale Insurance and judged by coquet valley based stockmen Messrs Robson & Sons, Hepple Whitefield who made their awards as follows;

Prize Show

Best Native Heifer or Cow with Calf at Foot

1st   Mirlaw House – Angus Heifer & Steer Calf
2nd  Mirlaw House – Hereford Heifer & Heifer Calf

Best Native Incalf Heifer or Cow

1s t Colwell Demesne – Angus In Calf Heifer
2nd Low Chesterhope - Luing In Calf Heifer

With weather having taken an obvious turn for the worse as we enter November herdmasters’ thoughts are now primarily concerned with winter housing, fodder and bedding stockpiles with the most prudent keen to avoid any unnecessary ‘passengers’ this winter.  This being the case it was only the best outfits selling beyond or in-line with vendor’s expectations and, as with the store cattle entry – any lesser types looked value for money.

Leading prices;

Heifers with Calves at Foot

Limousin - £2400 & £2320 Mirlaw House, £1980 West Wharmley, £1800 Mirlaw House, £1650 & £1620 Old Hall Farm

British Blue - £2100 West Wharmley, £1800 Midgeholme

Blonde - £2220 West Wharmley

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin - £1550 Bulls Hill

Angus - £1580 & £1450 Eden Terrace

In Calf Heifers

Angus - £1130 (x4) Colwell Demesne

Bulling Heifers

Angus - £1180 Eden Terrace

In Calf Heifers

Angus - £1100 Eden Terrace

Herd Dispersal – Mr S Brisby, Greenfield Farm

Hereford - £1100, £1020, £980 & £920 (x2)

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly cast sheep sale of 2109 catalogued cast ewes and tups.  A much larger show compared to last week.  Heavier ewes slightly less money this week but leaner feeding sorts maintained last week’s high rates.
Sale topped with a tremendous pen of Texel x ewes from M/s J Browell & Sons, Quarry House Farm that realised £118
Mules topped at £64 for a pen from Mr B Watson, Baal Hill and hill ewes topped at £70 for Cheviots from Mr WA Crozier, Embley.

Texel - £86 Camphill, £80 East Foreshield

Texel x – £118 Quarry House, £114 & £112 West Heddon, £110 Quarry House, Rusheylaw & Watch Currock, £108 Quarry House, £107 & £106 Watch Currock, £104 Low Ardley, £100 Highford, £99 Cornhills & Low Ardley, £98 West Wharmley & Bankfoot Belsay, £96 Little Bavington, £95 Low Ardley, £94 West Wharmley, £93 (x2) Cornhills, £91 Cornhills & Watch Currock, £90 Quarry House, £89 Wingates South, High Fotherley & Hedley Park, £87 Linacres, Low Ardley & West Heddon, £86 Linacres, £85 West Heddon, £84 Beaumont House, £83 Rusheylaw & Highford

Suffolk x – £98 Bankfoot Belsay, £88 West Wharmley, £85 High Fotherley, £80 & £72 Bankfoot, £71 Duddo Hill

Leicester - £47 Duddo Hill

Cheviot – £70 Embley, £58, £52 & £49 Barrasford Green, £41 Newbiggen

Mule – £64 Baal Hill, £63 East Knitsley, £62 Beaumont House, £61 West Wharmley & Rusheylaw, £60 Kingswood, £59 Quarry House, £58 Armstrong Arms, Linacres, Wingates South, Brokenheugh, & Whitechapel, £57 Whitechapel, Beaumont House, West Wharmley, Wingates South, Watch Currock, Camphill & West Heddon, £56 Chesterwood & Stone Stile

Blackface – £49 High Green, £45 Stable Yard Cottage, £41 Plankey Mill & Newbiggen, £40 Camphill, £38 Grasslees, £37 Wingates South, £36 Highfield

Swaledale – £34 Low Sipton Shield, £31 Harwood Shield, £30 Low Sipton Shield, £28 Harwood Shield, £27 Harwood Shield & Wolf Hills, £26 Baal Hill, £25 Nookton, £23 Kingswood, £20 Harwood Shield, Wolf Hills & Brownchesters

Jacob - £24 Belsay Barns

Crossbred - £100 Errington Red House, £96 Slaterfield Fell, £80 High Fotherley, £70 High Fotherley & Hareshaw Allotment, £66 Whitechapel & Longshaws, £61 Highfield, £60 Bankfoot, £56 Slaterfield Fell, £48 Plankey Mill & Barrasford Green

Store Lambs

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 4858 store lambs.
Many more lambs forward this week especially hill and mule lambs.  Trade maintained last week’s competitive rates with 38 different buyers ringside.
Sale was topped by a pen of tremendous Texel x tup lambs from M/s J Robson, Hepple Whitefield that realised £97
Breaking the £90 barrier was also a very smart pen of Dutch Texel x lambs from M/s BA & AM Storrow & Sons, Willimoteswick that sold for £90.50
Topping the Mule section was M/s D&M Scott, Redesmouth Farm, Bellingham which sold for £74
Blackface lambs topped at £58.50 for a pen from M/s J Carr & Co, Camphill.  Swaledale lambs topped at £43.50 for a pen from M/s J Lee & Sons.
For entries for next week please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel x – £97 Hepple Whitefield, £87 Follions, £81 Moss Inn, £80 Fell Lane, £78 Longshaws, £77.50 High Knitsley, £77 Felton Demesne & Longlea Netherwitton, £76 High Alderheads & Moss Inn, £75 Thornton Tower & High Knitsley, £74.50 Highford, £74 Linacres, Longlea Netherwitton & High Alderheads, £73.50 Crooked Oak & Haining Head, £73 Milfield Demesne, Felton Demesne, Longlea Netherwitton & South Gunnerton, £72.50 Highford (x2), Thornton Tower & Moss Inn, £72 Redburn (x2), Felton Demesne, Cooper House, North Cocklake, Stobby Lea, Hamburn Hall & Woodhall Harbottle, £71.50 Felton Demesne (x2) & Hamburn Hall, £71 Cockhall, Frolar Meadows & Castlewood, £70.50 Intake Frosterley, £70The Hott, Highford, Fell Lane, Thornton Tower, Cooper House, Castlewood, Stobby Lea, High Shipley, East Flass (x2), Hamburn Hall, Broom House & High Knitsley

Dutch Texel x - £90.50 & £84.50 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £74 Cooper House, £72.50 High Alderheads, £72 Hepple Whitefield & High Knitsley, £71.50 West Kirkheaton, £70.50 Hill Top & Thornton Tower, £69.50 Black Hedley, £69 Cooper House & Hill House, £68 Intake Frosterley, £67 Crook Dene

Beltex x - £84.50 Waterloo, £76 (x2) & 73 (x2) Wall Fell, £72 (x2) Stobby Lea, £70, £68 & £67 Waterloo

Leicester - £66 Westwood

Cheviot x- £55.50 The Brigg

Mule – £74 The Brigg, £69 Moorlaws, £68 Redesmouth, £66 Agars Hill, £65 Camp Hill, Cowden Burn, Linshiels, The Hott & Dyke Nook, £64 Redesmouth, Woodhall & Moorlaws, £62 Stone Stile, £61 Closehead, Bellingham Demesne & Cowden Burn

Blackface – £58.50 Camphill, £58 Moorlaws, £57.50 The Brigg, £55.50 & £54 White House Birtley, £52 Whiteside Birtley, £50 The Brigg & Closehead, £49 Gleedlee & The Hott, £48 White House Birtley, £47 Featherwood, £46.50 Moorlaws, £44.50 Hepple Whitefield & Closehead (x2)

Swaledale - £43.50 & £36 Agars Hill, £34 Stobby Lea, £32 Buckshot

Crossbred – £68.50 East Flass, £60 Hill House, £53 Middle White Hill, £45 West Woodfoot

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 7th November 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart at their weekly sale sold prime lambs to a top of £91 from David & Alan Johnson, Tuthill and cast ewes to £118 for a smart pen of 3 Dutch Texel’s from Messrs Sparke, Little Swinburne. Many more of both classes could easily have been sold to advantage.

Prime Lambs

Texel x – £91 & £86 Tuthill, £77 East White Hill, £76.50 Rugley Walls, £75 East White Hill

170.5p East White Hill, 159.4p Rugley Walls, 156.4p Tuthill, 154.0p East White Hill                     

Suffolk x - £83 Tuthill, £80 East White Hill, £75 Tuthill

153.9p East White Hill, 153.7p Tuthill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £96 & £88 (x2) Little Swinburne, £82 & £70 Buteland

Suffolk x - £62 & £55 Dene House

Mule - £62.50 Coldwell, £60 Buteland

Blackface - £47 Coldwell

Dutch Texel - £118 & £113 Little Swinburne

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 6th November 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Three butchers’ heifers and one clean bull forward this week.  Slightly plainer show of heifers which averaged 206ppk

Limousin Heifers – £1040.13 & 190.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1292.13 & £1052.16 Flotterton

220.5p & 205.5p Flotterton
 
Young Bull

Angus - £1413.70 & 167.5p Claywalls

OTM

The largest entry of cows seen at Hexham for a few years this week, but a mixed show forward. Trade very similar on the week with the best of cows making that 160-170ppk, feeding cows still making 115-130ppk
Topping the sale was a great cow from M/s F&R Simpson, Square House, Co Durham realising 169.5ppk
The highest grossing cow today came from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley, Hexham selling for £1378.43
We are needing these sort of numbers on a weekly basis as we have the demand from potential purchasers.
For entries for next week’s sale please contact Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1378.43 Low Ardley, £1339.05 & £1262.07 Square House, £1118.43 Hard Riding, £1100.32 Grange House, £1090.60 Square House, £991.80 Nunwick, £982.91 Dunns Houses, £967.25 Nunwick, £963.84 Broomhall, £925.36 Nunwick, £901.53 Broomhall, £897.45 Blakelaw, £878.90 & £828.69 Nunwick, £816 Allenshields, £813.28 Dunns Houses

169.5p & 168.5p Square House, 153.5p Low Ardley, 149.5p Grange House, 144.5p Hard Riding, 134.5p, 132.5p & 130.5p Nunwick, 129.5p Dunns Houses, 127.5p Allenshields, 125.5p Broomhall & Square House, 123.5p Nunwick, 121.5p Broomhall, 119.5p Blakelaw, 118.5p & 117.5p Nunwick, 116.5p Steel Hall, 114.5p Nunwick, 110.5p Dunns Houses

Angus -£920.92 Broomhall, £891.02 Whittonshields

126.5p Broomhall, 107.5p Blakelaw, 105.5p Davyshiel

British Blue – £925.65 & 127.5p Nunwick

Simmental - £864.05 & 105.5p Dunns Houses

Luing - £1034.83 & 177.5p Chesterhope

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A very similar show of lambs on the week.  Although more weight about the average was slightly up on the week with the average per head almost the same at £74.12

Texel x – £87 Great Bavington, £86.80 Bingfield East Quarter, £86 Little Swinburne, £85.50 Low Ardley, £84 Little Swinburne & Colepike, £83.50 Rare Dean, £82.50 St Oswalds, £82 (x2) Little Swinburne, £81 High Eshells & Comb Hills, £80.50 St Oswalds, £80 Low Eshells, Burn House, Aydonshields, Camphill, Armond Carr & Rare Dean, £79 Rosehill, Low Ardley & Palm Strothers, £78 Low Ardley, Haining Head, Middle Heads & West Grange (x2)

201.2p St Oswalds, 200 (x2) Little Swinburne, 197.4p Low West House, 195.2p Little Swinburne (x2), 19p5 Haining Head, 190.5p Low Eshells, 188.4p High Eshells, 187.5p Comb Hills & Crescent Farm, 187.2p St Oswalds, 184.5p Little Swinburne, 183.3p Low West House, 182.9p Low Eshells, 179.8p Crescent Farm, 177.4p St Oswalds, 175.6p Rosehill, 175p High Warden, 174.4p Stobby Lea, 172.7p Comb Hills & East Uppertown, 170.7p Brokenheugh, 170p Armond Carr

Dutch Texel x - £82, £80, £78, £76.80 & £75 Willimoteswick

195.2p, 195.1p, 190.2p & 178.6p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £80 Colepike & Sunniside, £79 Colepike, £78.50 Flotterton, £78 Sunniside & Rare Dean, £77 Low Eshells, Baal Hill, Old Town (x2), West Grange & Colepike, £76.20 Flotterton, £76 Rare Dean, £75.20 Great Bavington, £75 Low Eshells & Sillywrea, £74.80 Old Town, £74 (x2) Great Bavington, £73 Colepike, £72 Middle Heads

187.8p, 173.8p & 163.3p Colepike, 163.1p Sillywrea, 161.2p Colepike, 160p Great Bavington, 159.2p Old Town, 158.8p Flotterton, 156.3p Low Eshells

Beltex x – £83 & £82.80 Low West House, £77.50 St Oswalds, £75 Low West House

207.5p, 207p & 192.3p Low West House, 189p St Oswalds

Charollais x - £82, £80 (x2), £79 & £78 (x2) Sunniside, £77 Flotterton

158.1p & 157.1p Flotterton, 156p (x2) Sunniside

Cheviot x- £65 & 147.7p Sillywrea

Cheviot Mule - £74 Flotterton, £71 Comb Hills

161.4p Comb Hills, 160.9p Flotterton

Mule – ££77.50 & £76.80 Quarry House, £76.50 Flotterton, £75.50 Quarry House, £72 Camphill, £66 Whiskershiel, £62.50 Baal Hill, £60 Rosehill & Flotterton

158.2p Quarry House, 152.4p Baal Hill, 151p & 147.7p Quarry House, 147.1p Flotterton, 143.5p Whiskershiel

Blackface - £55.50 & 135.4p Penpeugh

Cast Ewes and Rams

Charollais x – £60 Middle Heads

Leicester - £85 Flotterton

NC Cheviot – £70 Flotterton

Mule – £60 Springwell Cottage

Breeding Sheep | Friday 2nd November 2018

Breeding Sheep

Blackface Ewes

Gimmers - £72 Townshields
1 crop - £65 Knock Hall
2 crop - £50 Knock Hall
3 crop - £42 Knock Hall
6yo - £50 Greenleas, £44 Cottonshope
Mixed Ages - £46 & £42 Featherwood
UO - £39.50 Greenchesters

Swaledale Ewes

2/4 crop - £34 Pry Hill
5yo - £42 Low Bleakhope
6yo - £42 Low Bleakhope

Cheviot Ewes

2 crop - £70 Plantation Cottage
4 crop - £66 Plantation Cottage
5yo - £45 Cottonshope

Texel Ewes

Gimmers - £148 Edlingham Newtown

Texel x Ewes

Gimmers - £92 Edlingham Newtown
2/3 crop - £50 Burn House

Leicester Ewes

Gimmers - £80 Hackford

Mule Ewes

Gimmers - £85, £80 (x3), £79 (x2), £76 & £72 (x2) Moss Kennels

Ewe Lambs

Mule - £74 Tarset Hall, £69 Frolar Meadows, £67 Kingswood, £64 Stone House, £61 Low Acton, £59 Tarset Hall, £58 Rugley Walls & Whiskershiel, £55 Kingswood, £54 Whiskershiel

Texel x - £56 & £51 North Cocklake

Leicester - £78 & £69 The Shield

Swaledale - £29 Low Bleakhope

Badger Face - £76 Comb Hills

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 2nd November 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a sound entry of 354 head and saw both continental cross and native breed steers peak at £1295, the first a strong Limousin cross at 20 months from Matt Findlay, Hallington High with another Angus cross bullock at 18 months from Messrs Watmore, Holystone Estate realising the same figure.

With a smaller show presented a reduced company were at the ringside and trade was easier in general however continuing the theme seen throughout summer the best of each offering sold well with secondary, leaner sorts realising lesser values.

The aforementioned Holystone Estate brought forward another great run of twenty five well-bred Angus steers and as with the leading consignment from the same home last week these too sold well for the Coquetdale based producers to return an average of £1172 throughout.

A hefty packet of Charolais cross bred steers at 15-16 months of age sold well for James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown, Alnwick which peaked at £1280 and averaged £1122 for twenty sold, the majority of which went to return purchasers keen to secure some of the trademark quality types on offer.

Messrs Gibson, Thornton Tower, Newbrough made the short journey along the Tyne Valley and were well rewarded on the day for a smart load of Limousin cross steers and heifers at 11 months old which peaked at £1110 and £935 respectively, averaging £889 for thirteen cattle sold under one year of age.

The auctioneers would be delighted to advise on the best route to market for cattle yet to be sold and can be contacted at the Mart Offices on 01434 605444 with entries for next weeks sale invited by 10.30am on Monday 5th November.

Leading prices; 


Cattle 30+ Months

Limousin x steers - £1000 Duddo Hill

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1000 Duddo Hill

Angus heifers - £910 Laings Hill

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Hereford x steers - £1140 Bunker Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1280, £1250, £1240 & £1200 Edlingham Newtown, £1180 Low Staples, £1160, £1100 & £1080 Edlingham Newtown, £1050 Low Staples,  £1040 Edlingham Newtown

Charolais x heifers – £920 Throp Hill

Limousin x steers – £1295 Hallington High Farm, £1275 Shitlington Hall, £1270 Grange House, £1260 Shitlington Hall, £1250 (x2) & £1225 Highwood, £1210 Shitlington Hall & Highwood, £1205 Highwood, £1190 & £1170 Nettlesworth West, £1160, £1135, £1125 (x2), £1120 & £1080 Highwood, £1070 Raylees, £1060 Brackenthwaite, £1040 Raylees, £1030 Ogle Dene, £1010 Brackenthwaite, £980 & £975 Raylees

Limousin x heifers – 1200 Grange House & Sunniside, £1110 China Hall, £1090 Luns House & Holly Hill West, £1085 Luns House & Hallington High Farm, £1070 Grange House & Holly Hill West, £1065 Grange House, £1030 Holly Hill West, £1000 Sunniside, £995 Luns House

British Blue x steers - £1070 & £1000 Hallington High Farm

Simmental x steers – £1000 Greencarts

Simmental x heifers - £1000 Greencarts

Angus x steers -£1295, £1260, £1250 & £1245 Holystone, £1220 Sunniside, £1200 Hallington High Farm & Holystone, £1195, £1190, £1185 & £1180 Holystone, £1170 Sunniside, £1165 Holystone, £1160 & £1155 Newton Greens, £1145 & £1140 Holystone, £1100 Newton Greens & Holystone (x2), £1090 Newton Greens, £1080 Newton Greens, £1070 Hallington High Farm, £1060 Newton Greens, £1000 Hallington High Farm, £990 (x2) Bunker Hill

Angus x heifers – £1125 & £1090 Warden Law, £1085 Warden Law & Sunniside, £1070 Sunniside, £940 Redesmouth

South Devon x steers - £1065, £1055, £1010 & £935 newton Greens

Hereford x steers - £1010 Bunker Hill

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1155 & £1090 Edlingham Newtown, £1060 Low Staples, £1050 Low Staples & Edlingham Newtown, £1010 Edlingham Newtown, £900 Coldwell

Limousin x steers – £1130 Grange House, £1110 Thornton Tower & Burntongues, £1090 & £1030 Barrasford Green, £1020 Spittalshield (x3), Lingey Field & Barrasford Green, £980 Willimoteswick (x2), £935 Crook Dene, £930 Thornton Tower

Limousin x heifers – £1185 & £975 Spittalshield, £965 & £955 Willimoteswick, £935 Thornton Tower, £905 Lingey Field

British Blue x steers – £1100 Hallington High Farm, £1090 Lingey Field, £1050 & £1040 Hallington High Farm, £950 & £940 Lingey Field

Angus x steers – £1140 & £1040 Sunniside, £960 & £935 Redesmouth

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £960 Spittalshield

Angus x steers – £860 Redesmouth

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A much larger entry of cast sheep this week with 1796 catalogued.  All classes of sheep dearer especially heavy and fleshed ewes.
Topping the sale was a Cast Texel Ram from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley selling for £126 and at the same price an excellent pen of Texel x ewes from M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green.
Topping the hill ewe section was M/s RS Conley & Son, Barrasford Green with Cheviots selling to £80

Texel - £126 & £104 Low Ardley, £90 Cockhall

Texel x – £126 & £121 Lough Green, £114 Holling Hill, £110 Broomhall, £109 & £106 Low Ardley, £100 Elrington Hall (x2), £99 Nunwick & Low Eshells, £98 Cockhall, £97 Longlea Netherwitton, £96 Chesters & Nunwick, £95 Low Eshells & Cartington, £94 Closehead & Elrington Hall, £93 Cartington, £90 Longlea Netherwitton, £89 Cockhall, £88 High Alderheads, £87 Highwood, Lough Green, Nunwick & Cockhall, £85 West Shields, Low Ardley & Greenchesters, £84 Barrasford Green & Cockhall, £83 Black Callerton, £81 Ogle Dene

Suffolk x – £95 Holling Hill, £90 Low Eshells, £89 Cartington, £87 High Alderheads, £86 Cartington, £77 Woodlands Hall, £74 Longlea Netherwitton, £71 Duddo Hill, £70 Cartington

Charollais x - £110 & £83 Holling Hill

Beltex x - £90 Great Tosson, £80 Grange Farm

Bleu D’Maine x - £71 Low Staples

Leicester - £84 Holling Hill

Cheviot – £80 Barrasford Green, £69 Camp House,

Mule – £70 Low Ardley & Elrington Hall (x2), £68 Chesters, £67 Chesters, Nunwick, Elrington Hall & Low Eshells, £65 Broomhall, £64 Littlebeck & Low Ardley, £62 Holling Hill & Nunwick, £61 High Alderheads, Highwood & Low Mill, £60 Hall Hill & West Shields, £59 Billerley, £58 Closehead, £57 Holling Hill, £56 Black Callerton & Woodlands Hall, £55 West Shields, South Kirkheaton & Duddo Hill, £54 West Heddon, High Shipley & Black Hedley

Blackface – £67 Holling Hill, £52 East Highridge, £47 Townshields, £44 Holling Hill & Featherwood, £40 Black Callerton

Swaledale – £39 Allenheads Farm, £38 Whitelees, £35 Birkside, £32 Stone Stile, £31 Hackford, £30 Rawfoot & Stone Stile, £29 Allenheads Farm, £28 Hackford

Jacob - £37 Hall Hill

Crossbred - £110 Holling Hill, £90 Barrasford Green, £87 Low Staples, £80 Nunwick, £68 Great Tosson, £61 Ogle Dene, £58 Low Mill, £52 Woodlands Hall, £52 Duddo Hill & Old Bridge End

Store Lambs

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 2771 store lambs.
Lambs met an exceptional trade this week with all classes dearer.  Many more could have been sold with the amount of buyers ringside, many of which had travelled great distances from Wales, Lincolnshire and the West Midlands,
Sale topped at £87 for a tremendous pen of 37 Texel x from Ms. J Green & Sons, Follions.
Mules again a great trade at Hexham which topped at £66.50 for a pen from Mr RA Robson, Hott School House, Tarset,
Many more could have been sold today with many purchasers going home with half loads.
For entries and enquiries for next week please call Drew on 07854361967

Texel x – £87 Follions, £82 Black Callerton, £80 Follions & Brieredge (ES), £79.50 Longlea Netherwitton, £78 Lough Green, £77.50 Brieredge (ES), £77 West Cocklaw & Highfield, £76.50 Lough Green, £75.50 Glendue, Styford & Cockhall, £75 Longlea Netherwitton, £74.50 Glendue, Birchcraig & West Houses, £74 Farmhouse Seahouses, £73.50 Glendue, Birchcraig, Cockhall, Longlea Netherwitton & Littlebeck, £73 Crowhall, £72 Laburnum Cottage &b Longlea Netherwitton, £71 Birchcraig, Hott School House & Castlewood, £70.50 Crowhall, £70 Crowhall, Cockhall, Snitter, Low Brunton & Halfway House, £69.50 Hott School House, £69 West Cocklaw, Burdonside & West Houses, £68.50 High Shipley, Low Brunton & Castlewood, £68 Haining Head, Ogle Dene, West Cocklaw, Highfield & Greys Well

Suffolk - £71 & £68 Sillywrea

Suffolk x – £70 Low Huntwell, £69 Sillywrea, £68 West Cocklaw

Beltex x - £83 Linacres (AW), £82 Birchcraig, £81 Bavington Hill Head (x2), £80 & £77 Linacres, £75 Waterloo & Bavington Hill Head, £74.50 West Houses, £74 Bavington Hill Head & West Houses, £73.50 Derecroft, £72.50 Waterloo, £72 Derecroft & Fairshaw Crescent, £71.50 Hott School House, £71 Birchcraig, £69 Waterloo, Bavington Hill Head & Linacres (AW)

Zwartbles - £70 Brieredge (ES)

Cheviot x - £53 Flotterton, £52.50 The Brigg

Mule – £66.50 Hott School House, £66 Chirdon, £65.50 Ouston & Newshield, £64.50 Newshield, £63.50 Penpeugh, £62 Chirdon, £61.50 Whiteside Birtley & Gleedlee, £60 Black Heddon, Penpeugh, Low Acton & Ambling Gate, £59 Ouston, £58.50 Frolar Meadows, £57 Chirdon, Crowhall & Newshield, £56 West End & The Shield, £55 The Hott

Blackface – £46.50 The Brigg, £40.50 Burdonside, £40 The Brigg

Jacob - £40 & £37 Brockalee

Crossbred – £65.50 Halfway House, £60 Fairnley, £59 Linacres (AW), £58 (x4) Fairnley