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Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 20th April 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

What a difference in a week! A poorer show of cattle this week.  A sweet Limousin x heifer from M/s J&A Moralee, Hard Riding sold to 247.5p/kg and grossed to £1423.13

Well finished Charolais x heifers from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold well to 240.5p/kg selling to a new ringside purchaser.

Limousin Heifers – £1423.13 Hard Riding, £1195.73 Kingswood

247.5p Hard Riding, 223.5p Kingswood

Charolais Heifers – £1411.43, £1394.90, £1389.10 & £1324.55 Flotterton

240.5p, 239.5p & 231.5p Flotterton

Angus Steers - £1148.75 & 205.5p Hedley West

Simmental Heifers - £1177.05 & 199.5p Hedley West

Cast Cows & OTM

A poor show of cast cows this week but last week’s trade was maintained.  Leaner, feeding cows sold exceptionally well once again, with mainly lean types selling in excess of 150p/kg

The sale topped at 190.5p/kg for a tremendous Limousin x cow from M/s Charlton, Whiteside and grossed to £1628.78

OTM heifers sold to 192.5p/kg from M/s W&JA Longlands, Rusheylaw.

Limousin Cows– £1628.78 Whiteside, £1412 Middle Heads

£190.5p Whiteside, 176.5p Middle Heads, 167.5p The Fawns, 165.5p Springwell Cottage

Limousin OTM – £1309 & £1207.50 Rusheylaw,

Angus -£1279.32 High Fotherley, £1112.13 Three Farms

167.5p Hedley West, 165.5p High Fotherley

British Blue – £1157.05 Springwell Cottage, £995.28 The Fawns, £988.80 Whiteside, £899.88 The Fawns

159.5p The Fawns, 158.5p Springwell Cottage, 156.5p The Fawns, 154.5p Whiteside

Simmental - £1371.14 Morley Hill, £1249.53 The Fawns

165.5p The Fawns, 161.5p Morley Hill

Shorthorn - £948.60 & 139.5p Comb Hills

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A mixed show of hoggs forward including a number of end of season sheep sold well to the usual buyers.  Top price of £152 from Butsfield Burn and 306.1p Mill View.

Texel x – £152 Butsfield Burn, £150 Mill View, £149 Butsfield Burn, £148 Aydonshields, £147 Butsfield Burn & Aydonshields, £144 West Shields, £141 Butsfield Burn, £139 Butsfield Burn, Aydonshields & West Shields, £138 (x2) & £137 West Shields, £134 Butsfield Burn & West Shields, £133 Butsfield Burn, £130 (x2) & £129 West Shields, £126 Bingfield Combe & West Shields, £125 West Shields, £124 Longshaws & West Shields (x3), £123 (x2), £120 (x3) & £119 (x2) West Shields, £117 Butsfield Burn, West Shields & Bingfield Combe, £116 Longshaws, £115 Longshaws & West Shields, £114 West Shields (x2) & Bingfield Combe

306.1p Mill View, 302.2p, 300p & 296p Aydonshields, 290p, 288.4p & 287.5p Longshaws, 285.7p West Shields, 277.8p Longshaws, 275.6p, 273.9p, 273.5p & 272.7p West Shields, 272.6p Butsfield Burn, 272.1p & 271.4p Bingfield Combe, 270.6p & 268.6p West Shields, 268.1p Bingfield Combe, 267.4p West Shields, 266p Butsfield Burn, 265.3p, 265.1p & 263.3p West Shields, 263.2p Longshaws, 262.5p Butsfield Burn, 262.3p West Shields, 261.9p Butsfield Burn, Longshaws & Bingfield Combe, 261.4p Longshaws, 260p Butsfield Burn, 255.8p (x2), 254.8p & 254.4p West Shields, 251.2p Longshaws, 250p West Shields (x2)

Suffolk x – £150 & 245.9p Butsfield Burn

Leicester – £135 & 201.5p Kingswood

Cheviot x- £103 & 264.1p West Shields

Cheviot Mule - £127 & 259.2p Bingfield Combe

Mule – £129 & 252.9p West Shields

Blackface – £132 & 178.4p Whiteside

Prime Lambs

Three nice new season lambs from Blue Gables sold to £157 and averaged 363.7p

Texel x - £157 & £150 Blue Gables

365.9p & 356.8p Blue Gables

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel (Ram) – £126 Kingswood

Texel x - £142 Blakehope

Cheviot x – £100 & £90 Blakehope

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 16th April 2021

Hexham Auction Mart 16th April 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a sound entry of 476 catalogued head which included over 150 native breed beast for the monthly special sale of such sorts.

Following a blistering sale a week ago when levels far exceeded those seen in recent years trade for all classes eased on this day with buyers more cautious at the ringside and keen for value from the mixed show of quality.

Despite this the best end of all breeds sold well and the entire entry averaged £1098 throughout for the male portion of the catalogue and £1027 for the female classes. The sale peaked at £1530 for a simply outstanding Blonde cross heifer from Messrs Walker, Houselope Grange, Tow Law at just 15 months of age which led the consignment of four from the Weardale based family who enjoyed an average of £1455 on the day.

Bullock trade topped at £1500 for another cracking pure bred 22 month old limmy steer from last weeks sale leaders Messrs Dodds, West Grange, Milbourne who followed up with another great red heifer which was cashed at £1510 and saw their five; two steers and three heifers return at £1432 throughout.

As with continentals the native breed entry was, in the main more mixed and consequently easier than seen of late. Older Angus cattle topped at £1310 for both steers and heifers at 18 months from Messrs Tweddle, Springwell, Satley. The best end of yearling steers scaled to £1300 from John Nevin, Parkside, Allendale and to £1260 from Messrs Hall, East Butsfield who averaged £1228 for five cracking cattle sold at 11-12 months.

A super run of Beef Shorthorn Steers were presented by Messrs Tailford, Gallowhill and these at 12-13 months topped at £1220 to average £1033 across the board. South Devon cattle also sold well and these peaked at £1325 for a big heifer from Messrs Barron, The Deans whilst a steer from Messrs Dinning, Fallowfield climbed to £1180 at 20 months.

Some fantastic runs of mid-range cattle in terms of age were brought out on the day and these included those from Andrew & Cath Swallow, Dukesfield Hall, Hexhamshire and John Lamb, Town Farm, Wall. Both lots were sired by great Limousin stock bulls, courted a great deal of attention and Messrs Swallow saw their best two steers; hefty black sorts scale separately to £1380, both being purchased by the same regular Northallerton based purchaser.  The Hexhamshire husband and wife sold 11 sublime steers that had been well-wintered and averaged just four pounds short of £1300 per head.  Mr Lamb also noted for his quality through the Hexham ring saw his best steer change hands at £1350 and his lead heifer just ten pounds less at £1340 which contributed to a nice average of £1248 for seven and three sold respectively.

The youngest class of cattle – those aged ten months and younger continue to sell well with many exceeding four figures at Hexham and three vendors breached the £1100 mark.  Messrs Wood, Low Acton topped the class with Limousin cross steers at £1170 followed by another at £1100 from regular consignors Messrs Walton, Greyside, Newbrough.  On the native breed day James McGregor, East Loanend, Berwick on Tweed topped this Angus age class, also at £1100 with another at £1080.  James also topped the heifer rankings with a shapely Limmy lass at £1060 to complete a great days trading for the North Northumberland purveyor of quality cattle with just rewards for his journey to Hexham.

As this week has seen daytime temperatures rise surely we must begin to see the flush of spring growth in pastures and meadows across our region which will prompt thoughts of turnout.  If you have cattle to sell – be they older or younger; steers or heifers; native or continental then our auctioneers will delighted to hear from you with regard to an entry or even to visit your holding to appraise your animals prior to sale. Call our team on 01434 605444 to discuss your options.

 Leading prices;

 Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1500 West Grange, £1390 Fallowfield, £1360 Fallowfield & Cheviot 

Limousin x heifers - £1510 & £1460 West Grange, £1320 Lunns House, £1265 Low Staples

Simmental x heifers - £1240 Greencarts (x2) 

Angus x heifers – £1260 Espershields

South Devon heifers - £1325 The Deans

 

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1440 Fallowfield, £1380 Cheviot, £1340 Fallowfield, £1315 Lowfield, £1290 West Grange

Limousin x heifers – £1400 West Grange, £1180 Low Horton

British Blue x steers - £1270 Greyside

Charolais x steers – £1400 & £1360 Satley

Charolais x heifers - £1290, £1250 & £1110 Springwell, £1100 Greencarts

Saler x steers - £1270 Fallowfield

Angus heifers - £1210 Broadlea

Angus x steers – £1310 & £1220 Springwell, £1220 Bank T op, £1200 & £1170 Wallish Walls, £1140 Hedley West Riding

Angus x heifers – £1310 Springwell

Galloway x steers - £1250 Fallowfield

South Devon x steers - £1180 Fallowfield

 

Cattle 11 – 16 Months 

Limousin x steers – £1380 Dukesfield Hall (x2), £1350 Town Farm & Dukesfield Hall,£1330 Kingswood, £1295 Dukesfield Hall, £1290 Town Farm & Dukesfield Hall (x2), £1280 Old Ravensworth, £1250 & £1240 Town Farm, £1240 New Acres, £1230 Low Horton & Dukesfield Hall, £1220 Low Horton, £1200 Town Farm, Greyside, New Acres & Dukesfield Hall, £1190 & £1180 Greyside, £11280 Low Staples & Kingswood, £1175 Greyside, £1155 New Acres, £1150 Greyside & Edges Green

 

Limousin x heifers – £1340 Town Farm, £1300 Low Horton, £1250 North Cocklake, £1200 Low Horton, £1190 Mains Rigg, £1170 Kingswood, £1140 Town Farm, £1100 Glower Oer Him, £1090 Chirdon, £1080 China Hall, £1075 North Cocklake, £1070 Chirdon, £1060 Fullthorpe, £1050 & £1040 Kingswood, £1030 Todhillwood, £1020 China Hall, £1010 Low Acton

 

British Blue x steers - £1060 Prospect Grange

Charolais x steers - £1370, £1330 & £1310 Satley, £1155 Greyside

Charolais x heifers - £1050 Cooper House, £1010 (x2) & £1005 Wheat Hall, £1000 Cooper House & Low Staples

Blonde x heifers - £1530, £1470, £1460 & £1360 Houselope Grange

Simmental x steers - £1390, £1280 & £1260 Satley

Simmental x heifers - £1090 Fullthorpe

Saler x heifers - £1060 Mains Rigg

Angus steers - £1150 Bollihopeshield, £1080 Broadlea, £1040 Bollihopeshield

Angus heifers - £1000 Broadlea

Angus x steers - £1300 Parkside, £1270 Springwell, £1260 East Butsfield, £1250 Springwell & East Butsfield, £1240 East Butsfield, £1220 Broadlea, £1215 Fullthorpe, £1210 The Deans, £1200 & £1190 East Butsfield, £1180 Bank Top, £1170 West Butsfield, £1165 Chesterwood, £1160 Lowfield, £1150 Bank Top, £1130 Lowfield & West Butsfield, £1120 Parkside, £1115 Lowfield, £1095 Cooper House, £1090 Kirkhouse & The Deans, £1080 West Butsfield

Angus x heifers - £1190 Broadlea, £1060 West Butsfield, £1025 Cooper House

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1220, £1145, £1040 & £1030 Gallaw Hill

Hereford x steers - £1000 The Tofts

 

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1170 Low Acton, £1100 & £1080 Greyside, £1010 Edges Green, £1000 Kingswood

Limousin x heifers - £1060 East Loanend, £960 Low Acton

Charolais x steers - £1060, £1020 & £1010 Wheat Hall

Angus x steers – £1100 Parkside, £1080 East Loanend, £1010 Parkside

Angus x heifers - £1000 Parkside

 

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another excellent trade was seen in the Hexham cast ewe ring for a large number on show.

Topping the sale at £212 was a Texel ewe from Messrs JF Johnson & Sons, Tuthill.

Not far behind was a strong Texel x ewe from Messrs E & I Hall & Sons, Hallington New Houses at £194.

Suffolk x ewes topped at £178 for a pair from Mr D Hughes, Hill Top.

Mules sold well to a top of £148 for a pair again from the Tuthill Team.

Hill ewes topped at £109 for a pair from Messrs Rowell, North Cocklake.

Please enter your ewes before Thursday afternoon so we can inform buyers of numbers. Catalogue still produced on Monday, entries to the office by 11am.

More wanted for next week.

Call Jack on 07739 440457

 

Texel – £212 Tuthill, £182 West Heddon, £176 Lough Green

Texel x –  £194 Hallington New Houses, £192 Tuthill, £188 Watch Hill, £180 Hallington New Houses, £178 Hard Riding & Hallington New Houses, £172 Grange House & Hallington New Houses, £170 Hard Riding, Broomhall,  Crescent Farm & Grange House, £168 Thornbrough, Crescent Farm & Watch Hill, West Heddon, £166 Lilswood & High Eshells, £165 Crescent Farm, £159 Hard Riding, £158 Watch Hill & Grange House, £156 Broomhall, £154 Granger House, £152 Ridley Farm & Hill Top, £150 & £148 (x2) West Heddon

Beltex x – £140 West End Wolsingham

Suffolk x – £178 Hill Top, £172 Tuthill, £164 Fitches Grange, £162 Black Callerton, £158 Tuthill, £156 Black Callerton, £149 Grange House, £146 Broomhall & Grange House

Bleu D’Maine - £186 Hallington New Houses

Ryeland – £128 Woodstone

Jacob - £84 Crescent Farm

Leicester - £148 & £138 North Cocklake

Mule – £148 Tuthill, £146 Springwell, £144 Old Town, £138 Black Callerton & Fitches Grange, £132 Bank Top & Fitches Grange, £130 East Wharmley, £126 Ridley Farm, £123 Black Callerton, £122 Wadley & Moorlaws

Cheviot Mule - £118 Crowhall

Cheviot - £94 Whitchester

Blackface – £109 North Cocklake, £97 Featherwood & Prospect Grange, £93 Moorlaws

Swaledale - £92 Moorhouse Gate & Lilswood Cottage, £86 Woodhall,

Herdwick- £89 & £84 Hill Top

 

Cast Tups

Cast tups still continue to sell to extreme rates topping at £192 for a Texel from Messrs J Thompson & Sons, Springwell Cottage.

A trio of Bluefaced Leicester Tups sold to £170 from Messrs A & CL Bell, Woodhall

More wanted, Call Jack on 07739 440457

Texel – £192 Springwell Cottage, £186 Blue Gables, £186 North Cocklake, £170 Grange House

Leicester - £170 Woodhall

Beltex – £182 Woodhall

Swaledale – £116 Woodhall

 

Store Hoggs

Store hoggs continue to sell to a strong trade provided they were strong and healthy.

Topping the trade at £180 was a humongous Suffolk hogg from Mr R Collingwood, Stewartshield Meadows.

Messrs Younger & Stamp, Watch Hill sold a tremendous run of Beltex x hoggs topping at £172.

Three Ryeland hoggs sold to £148 from Mr P Kettle, Woodstone.

Please remember to only bring stock to market which are fit and healthy.

 

Texel x –  £172 The Chesters, £166 Tuthill & Peel Flatt, £150 Tuthill, Hallington New Houses & Peel Flatt, £147 Yetlington Lane, £144 Hard Riding, £140 Springwell Cottage, £139 Grange House & Lough Green, £132 Moorlaws, £131 East Wharmley, £127 Palm Strothers, £126 Yetlington Lane

Suffolk– £180 Stewartshield Meadows

Suffolk x – £118 Yetlington Lane

Beltex - £172 Watch Hill, £162 Hallington New Houses, £158 Watch Hill

Mule – £129 Heatheridge

Ryeland - £148 Woodstone

Blackface – £96 Low Eals

Swaledale – £125 Lilswood Cottage & Stewartshield Meadows

Herdwick - £70 Heatheridge

Whitefaced Woodland - £86 Garden Cottage

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 13th April 2021

Cattle

A much improved entry of clean cattle this week, both numbers and quality. Trade as a result lifted this week with 30 steers and heifers going on to average 240ppkg. Heifers sold to 269.5ppkg for a very well fleshed Lim X heifer from Messrs J E Woodman & Son,

Gt Chesters selling to R Pearson Wholesale butchers. Steers peaked at 249.5ppkg for a shapey Lim X bullock from the Paxton Dene team of Andrew and Chris Johnson. The same good home took the highest grossing honours for the steer section, selling a Lim X to £1777.55. Highest grossing heifer came from Willie Woodman with a Lim X realising £1724.80

Prime Cattle

Limousin x Steers -£1777.55 & £1658.25 Paxton Dene, £1631.25 Thockrington

249.5p, 247.5p & 243.5 Paxton Dene

Limousin x Heifers £1724.80, £1699.58 Gt Chesters £1683 Paxton Dene £1631.50 Thockrington £1608.75 Gt Chesters, £1583.55 Paxton Dene £1580.36 Gt Chesters

269.5p Gt Chesters 266.5p Paxton Dene 263.5p & 259.5p Gt Chesters 253.5p Flotterton

British Blue Heifers £1409.93 & £1352.40 Buildings Farm (Cheesbrough)

254.5p & 241.5p Buildings Farm

Charolais x Steers 2.29.5p Satley Farm

Charolais x Heifers - £1573.14 Gt Chesters, £1552.45 Flotterton, £1543.79 & £1525.62 Gt Chesters

254.5p Flotterton, 243.5p & 239.5p Gt Chesters

Simmental x Steers £1544 Satley Farm

235.5p Satley Farm

Cows

Hexhams cow trade goes from strength to strength each week. More cows in this week met a remarkable trade leaving all vendors extremely happy with their days trading. With an increased number of cattle present, more buyers came to purchase cows this week. Mrs I Burn T/A JA & I Burn, Grange House had a fantastic days trading, selling two cows over £1600. Highest grossing cow was a

Lim x cow selling to £1680.78 then a pure Charolais realising £1606.15. Messrs C M Dodds & Sons, West Grange had another fruitful day at Hexham selling Limousin cows to 192.5ppkg to Mr G Chapman, West Knowe. Even with cows weighing very well here at Hexham, the sale of cast cattle still averaged 164.6ppkg, rivalling and beating many other centres in the area.

We are actively searching for more cast cattle to meet the demand we have. Please give the office or Drew a call if you would like to arrange on farm viewings or to book cattle in for next week.

Limousin x - £1680.78 Grange House, £1581.15, £1511.13, £1465.95 & £1444 West Grange, £1415.70 Beukley Farms, £1402.25 & £1382.15 Gt Chesters £1317.65 High House Farm

192.5p, 190.5p West Grange 187.5p High Town, 181.5p Beukley Farms 181.5p Little Swinburne, 180.5p High House Farm & West Grange

Belgium Blue x - £1452 – 181.5p High Town

British Blue x - £1496.99 Gt Chesters, £1434.95 New Houses, £1233.96 East Wharmley

185.5p Gt Chesters 176.5p New Houses 169.5p East Wharmley

Aberdeen Angus x - £ 905.97 – 151.5p Hedley West Riding

British Friesian -£1131.72 – 149.5p Fellside Farm

Belted Galloway Bull - £802.80 – 111.5p Linshiels

Charolais - £1606.15 – 176.5p Grange House 

Montbéliarde - £997.43 – 139.5p Hedley West Riding

Saler x - £1066.28 – 157.5p Greencarts

Simmental x - £1134 – 157.5p East Wharmley

Prime Sheep  

Prime Hoggs 

A small but good show of hoggs sold well to a top of £160 from the Hope, Hill Top & Butsfield Burn. Top price per kilo 363.6ppkg for good pens from the Hope & Hill Top.

Two exceptional new season lambs from Lilburn Estates, Wooler made £200 (384.6p) to Nicholson Butchers, Whitley Bay. 

Texel x – £160 Middle Houselop, £160 The Hope, £160 Hilltop, £158 & £157 Butsfield Burn, £154 Hilltop, £151 The Hope, £150 (x2) Butsfield Burn, £150 The Hope, £150 (x2) Hilltop, £148 The Hope, £146 Longshaws, £146 (x2) Hilltop.

363.6p Hilltop, 363.6p The Hope, 357.1p, 356.1p & 350p Hilltop, 344.2p & 341.5p The Hope, 340.9p & 339.5p Hilltop, 311.6p The Hope, 301.1p Blackburn, 300p, 297.8p, 297.7p, 295.9p Longshaws, 295.5p Butsfield Burn.

Suffolk x – £144 Hill Head, £134 The Hope, £124 Hill Head

286.3p Hill Head, 285.1p The Hope, 281.8p Hill Head.

Mule - £145.50 & £142 Blackburn, & £126 The Hope. 

280.0p The Hope, 267.9p & 242.5p Blackburn

Cheviot x - £130 & £121 The Hope

281.4p & 276.6p The Hope

Blackface - £130 & 270.8p The Hope

Hampshire - £154 & £135.50 Hill Head

294.6p & 256.7p Hill Top

Ewes

Cheviot x - £109 & £92 Hill Head

Hampshire - £106 Hill Head

 

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 9th April 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their first store cattle sale of April due to Good Friday falling on the second of the month and offered for sale a catalogued entry of 333 head - double that offered twelve months ago. 

Trade was once again blistering with all classes dearer than seen two weeks previously and an increase on average of almost thirty pounds per head which was in itself over One Hundred and Fifty Five pounds per head up on the year for cattle aged from eight to twenty-six months across the entire sale.

As prime, finished cattle across the country find new levels so too does the store ring at Hexham and the best of each age class far exceeded vendors expectations.  The sale was topped by a fantastic run of pure bred Limousin cattle from Messrs Dodds, West Grange, Milbourne at 23-26 months of age which peaked at £1590 for a hefty red steer that all at the ringside envied.  A seldom seen occurrence is for the top priced heifer on the day to originate from the same home as the best steer however Messrs Dodds also scooped this accolade with a sublime female in the same age class that rose to £1560 capping a great days trading for the family who sold eight, including just the one heifer to average a mighty £1513 throughout.

The middle aged bracket of cattle; those from 11-17 months were also in hot demand and peaked at £1420 for a cracking Angus cross steer from Messrs Burn, Grange Houses, Stamfordham. The dearest heifer in this class was the first animal sold on the day; a sweet Limousin cross at just 14 months of age which heralded the lift in trade over the Easter break selling to £1410 for a delighted David Dixon, Middle Heads, Consett, Co. Durham. Mr Dixon sold three outstanding heifers on the day which came back at £1343 throughout.

Once again the youngest cattle took another lift and all cattle sold on the day under ten months of age averaged just five pounds short of four figures selling to level at £995 throughout. The dearest steer at £1235 and also the best heifer at £1070 both coming from long-standing supporter and noted North Northumberland breeder James McGregor, East Loanend, Berwick upon Tweed once again reaping the benefits of the short journey down the A1 to Hexham which paid off to the tune of a £1132 average for two steers and four heifers sold on the day.  

As demand rises at Hexham and spring growth surely has to make an appearance at some point the auctioneers expect current levels to continue and invite entries for next week’s sale which will include the monthly special sale of native breed cattle.  Those with cattle to sell are urged to consider the benefits of the Hexham ring and to contact our team of auctioneers who will be only too pleased to visit your farm and appraise your cattle prior to sale.  Kindly contact the auctioneers on their personal mobile numbers or call The Mart Offices on 01434 605444 to enter cattle by 10:30am every Monday.

The company is delighted to announce that following a great deal of work by The Livestock Auctioneers Association as of Monday 12th April we will be pleased to welcome all customers – both buyers and sellers – back into the market providing they are conducting business and comply with the strict covid guidelines in place such as continuing to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. Contact the auctioneers for further details.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1590 West Grange, £1570 Lunns House, £1550, £1510, £1480 (x2) West Grange, £1470 High House, £1370 & £1340 Old Deanham, £1260 Fallowfield

Limousin x heifers - £1560 West Grange, £1180 South Farm

British Blue x steers - £1480 Old Deanham, £1160 South Farm

Charolais x steer - £1260 Hedley West

Aderdeen Angus steers - £1210, £1150, £1120 (x2) £1100 Meldon Lane

Aberdeen Angus heifers - £1190, £1080 & £1070 Meldon Lane

Aberdeen Angus x steers - £1140 Lowfield

Aberdeen Angus x heifers – £1090 Tursdale House

Simmental x heifers - £1200 Hedley West

 

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1520 West Grange, £1470 & £1450 Old Deanham, £1420 Berry Edge, £1420 West Grange, £1420 & £1410 Old Deanham, £1390 Fallowfield, £1370 (x2) Lunns House, £1360 Fallowfield, £1350 Lunns House, £1350 Old Deanham, £1320 Berry Edge, £1280 & £1240 Fallowfield

Limousin x heifers – £1460 Grange House, £1400 & £1390 Old Deanham, £1280 Todhillwood, £1120 South Farm, £1005 Tursdale House

British Blue x heifers - £1220 & £1130 Old Deanham

Charolais x steers – £1490, £1450, £1440, £1420 (x3) Satley, £1390 Springwell, £1340 Fallowfield

Charolais x heifers - £1260 & £1190 Springwell

Simmental x steer - £1510 & £1420 Satley, £1200 Fallowfield 

Angus x steers – £1280 & £1260 Springwell, £1200 Fallowfield, £1100 Springwell, £1020 Harnham Hall 

Angus x heifers – £1280 Springwell

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1400 Fallowfield, £1370 Grange House, £1370 & £1350 Farnbury, £1270 Grange House, £1265 Chirdon, £1220 Farnbury, £1210 Gleedlee, £1170 Salmonswell, £1130 Brieredge, £1120(x2) Lowfield, £1120 Brieredge, £1120 & £1100 Todhillwood, £1100 Fallowfield.

Limousin x heifers –£1410 & £1400 Middle Heads, £1160 Chirdon, £1145 Todhillwood, £1130 Chirdon, £1100 East Loanend, £1095 Salmonswell, £1090 East Loanend, £1090 Sherburn Tower, £1080 Farnbury, £1080 Todhillwood, £1020 Gleedlee, £1020 High Knitsley, £1000 Salmonswell, £990 Sherburn Tower, £980 North Cocklake.

Charolais x steers - £1275, £1200 & £1195 (x2) Redsteads, £1180 & £1170 Wheat Hall, £1155 Redsteads, £1130 Low Staples, £1110 Redsteads, £1090 (x2) Wheat Hall, £1090 & £1050 Harnham Hall, £1030 North Cocklake

Charolais x heifers - £1100 Wheat Hall, £1080 Redsteads, £1070 Wheat Hall, £1070 Redsteads, £1060 Redsteads, £1020 Wheat Hall (x2) £1010 Wheat Hall, £990 Low Staples, £980 Wheat Hall 

Simmental x steers - £1170 Chirdon, £985, £930 Butterknowes

Aberdeen Angus steer - £1060 & £1050 Byreside.

Angus x steers - £1420 Grange House, £1150 & £1120 Lowfield, £1100 West Butsfield, £1095 Tursdale House, £1090 (x2) £1060, £1050, £970 Lowfield. 

Angus x heifers - £1090 West Butsfield, £1080 Birtleyshield, £1075 Tursdale House, £1070 West Butsfield, £1040 Springwell.

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1090 West Edmondsley

Beef Shorthorn Heifers- £935 & £920 High Warden 

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1235 East Loanend, £1200 Farnbury, £1200 East Loanend, £1170 Chirdon, £1050 Low Staples, £965 High Knitsley

Limousin x heifers - £1070 East Loanend, £850 Birtleyshield.

Charolais x steers - £1060, £1040, £1010, £1000 & £900 Wheat Hall.

Aberdeen Angus x steers - £1115 West Butsfield, £1070 Lowfield, £930 Lowfield.

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Trade continues to fly in the Hexham Cast Ewe ring with buyers all very keen to fulfil their orders.

Topping the ewes was a tremendous Texel at £208 from Messrs Braines, West Edmondsley.

The highlight of the day was the last vendor through the ring Messrs R H Thompson and Sons, Fitches Grange who topped at £174 for a Charollais Ewe and run of 26 averaged at £159.

More wanted for next week.

Call Jack on 07739 440457

Texel – £208 West Edmondsley, £180 Harambee Cottage, £180 Tedcastle.

Texel x – £186 Rennys Barn, £176 Willimoteswick, £170 east Newham, £168 Yetlington, £160 Snape Farm, £160 Comb Hills, £159 Willimoteswick, £158 Glenhill Farm, £156 Rye Hill, £156 West Park, £155 Satley Farm, £150 Yetlington, £150 Willimoteswick, £146 China Hall, £144 Crowhall, £142 Breckon Hill, £140 Norham Drive, £140 China Hall, £138 Town Farm, £138 East Highridge, £136 High Warden, £136 Tedcastle, £136 Town Farm, £136 Satley Farm, £135 China Hall.

Dutch Texel –£178 & £174 Willimoteswick.

Beltex x –£182 & £160 Needless Hall.

Suffolk – £128 Sillywrea.

Suffolk x –£167 & £162 Fitches Grange, £160 Steel Hall, £150 Crow Hall, £147 Breckon Hill, £146 Yetlington.

Charollais - £175 & £174 Fitches Grange.

Kerry Hill – £120 Willimoteswick.

Ryeland– £124 Steel Hall.

Mule – £139 Fitches Grange, £138 Steel Hall, £136 East Newham, £136 Crowhall Farms, £136 Willimoteswick, £135 Gunnerton Demesne, £132 Fitches Grange, £130 & £128 Norham Drive, £128 Tedcastle, £128 Folly House.

Blackface – £137 Bolam Lake, £126 Manor House Farm, £126 Bolam Lake.

Swaledale – £99 Ninebanks.

Herdwick-£110 Manor House farm.

Goats– £74 Fair View.

Cast Tups

Cast Tups continued to sell to a extreme rate with a pair of Texel Tups topping at £230 from Mr J E Anderson, Wiskershiel. Selling to loyal supporter SS Meats Ltd.

More wanted, Call Jack on 07739 440457

Texel –£230 Wiskershiel, £178 Tedcastle, £140 Peth Head.

Leicester - £180 Wiskershiel.

Dutch Texel –£130 Willimoteswick.

Blackface –£140 Wiskershiel.

Hebridean –£70 Fair View. 

Store Hoggs

Store Hoggs continue to sell well for big strong types. A much better show of Hoggs where on offer this week.

Topping the sale was a pair of Beltex x Hoggs at £177 from Messrs CA and JG Skidmore, Needless Hall Farm.

Closely behind at £172 was local loyal supporter Messrs BA and AM Storrow and Sons, Willimoteswick.

A pen of 8 Suffolk x hoggs from Messrs J S Spours and Sons, Yetllington Lane made £149.

As the season is nearing an end please make sure to only bring hoggs which are fit for sale.

Texel - £159 Glenhill Farm

Texel x – £172 Willimoteswick, £165 Ravenside, £162 Tedcastle, £159 Folly House, £157 Tedcastle, £156 Willimoteswick, £156 Palm Strothers, £155 Willmoteswock, £154 Ravenside, £148 Willimoteswick, £148 Slaterfield Fell, £146 Buckshaw, £144 Tedcastle.

Herdwick- £82 West Park.

Suffolk– £135 Satley Farm.

Suffolk x –£149 Yetlington.

Charollais x – £165 Satley Farm.

Beltex pure - £177 & £165 Needless Hall.

Leicester -£135 Oaklea.

Mule – £108 Ninebanks.

Blackface – £128 Featherwood, £126 Cowden Burn, £119 Manor House Farm.

Swaledale - £89 Glenhill Farm.

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 6th April 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A much better show of fat cattle this week sold tremendously well and dearer on the week. Messrs J E Suddes & Sons, Rowley Farm brought a fantastic run of very well fed Lim x heifers and steers selling to 268.5ppkg for heifers and 249.5ppkg for steers selling to R Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.

More clean cattle wanted for next week’s sale to meet the growing demand here at Hexham. Please don’t hesitate to call Drew with enquiries (07854 361967). We are more than happy to come and view any cattle.

Limousin x Steers -£1644.21 Rowley Farm

249.5p Rowley Farm

Limousin x Heifers -£1637.85, £1622.21, £1602.08 Rowley Farm

268.5p, 265.5p(x2) Rowley Farm

Charolais x Heifers - £1491.75 & £1405.28 Flotterton

229.5p &228.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM – Less numbers about this week as they have been nationwide and as a result cow trade has lifted yet again. The handful of decent cows sold very well but yet again, the leaner poorer cows sold to extreme rates.

Lim x cows sold to 180.5ppkg from Messrs C M Dodds & Sons, West Grange. The same home broke the £1500 barrier twice, selling to £1544.40 and £1526.50

Limousin x - £1544.40, £1526.50, £1454.83 & £1360.61 West Grange £1132.04 & £1003 Hard Riding

180.5p, 179.5p, 177.5p & 175.5p West Grange 155.5p Gleedlee, & Hard Riding

British Blue x £1117.01 – 169.5p Hard Riding

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Less hoggs forward on the week but another rise (20p) in the average to £3 per kilo & £139.40 per head.

Top price £161 Tedcastle & 159p Butsfield Burn (Average £151.46 for 32 sold). Hill Top sold to 362.5p & 353.7p.

More Ewes forward selling to a top of £150 from Armonside with an overall average of £113.90.

Texel x – £159, £158, £154, £151(x2) Butsfield Burn, £149 Tedcastle, £148 Blackburn, £146 Butsfield Burn, £145 Hill Top, £144 Butsfield Burn, £144, £140, £137 Blackburn, £135 Old Bridge End, £131 Blackburn, £128 Tedcastle

337.2p Hill Top, 331.8p Butsfield Burn, 311.4p Blackburn, 302.0p Butsfield Burn, 298.9p & 291.1p Blackburn, 290.6p Butsfield Burn, 290.2p Blackburn, 288.0p Butsfield Burn, 287.5p Bingfield Combe, 283.9p & 277.2p Butsfield Burn, 275.9p Tedcastle, 274.6p Butsfield Burn, 272.7p Bingfield Combe.

Beltex x- £152 Tedcastle, £145 (x2), £143, £140 Hill Top

362.5p, 353.7p, 348.8p, 318.2p Hill Top, 262.1p Tedcastle

Suffolk x – £161 & 298.2p Tedcastle

Cheviot x - £157 Tedcastle, £140 Bingfield Combe, £130 Armonside

274.5p Bingfield Combe, 266.1p Tedcastle, 224.1p Armonside

Ewes

Texel x – £150 & £139 Armonside, £128 (x2) Parkside, £100 Armonside

Mule - £110 Parkside

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Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 30th March 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A very mixed bag of clean cattle this week with some leaner plainer sorts forward. This didn’t hamper the trade though, with trade dearer on the week. Limousin x heifers from Father & Son team, Chris and Andrew Johnson of Messrs H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene selling to 255.5ppkg.

Angus heifers were extremely easy to sell with a well fleshed sort from MJ Dixon, The Stobbs selling to 230.5ppkg

Limousin x Heifers – £1494.68 & £1445.85 Paxton Dene

255.5p & 249.5p Paxton Dene

British Blue x Heifers - £1288.92 & 233.5p Paxton Dene

Charolais x Heifers - £1460.10 & £1323.69 Flotterton

235.5p & 225.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1133.61 & 199.5p Braidley

Angus x Heifers - £1415.27 & £1185.77 The Stobbs

230.5p & 209.5p The Stobbs

Young Bulls

A small but fleshy entry of Young Angus Bulls from RJ& LA Acton, Braidley, that sold well to 216.5ppkg.

More bulls can be sold here at Hexham with new purchasers enquiring for young, well fed, bulls

Angus - £1320.65, £1319.85 & £1305.72 Braidley

216.5p, 209.5p & 201.5p Braidley

Cast Cows & OTM

Another fantastic entry for the time of year with Hexham increasingly being favoured by Northeast producers.

Two fresh faces ringside made all classes of cattle eagerly bid for, especially bulls.

Messrs JB & N Harrison & Son, Colepike selling cows to £1592.78 and the same home sold a Blonde Stock Bull to £1549.80.

Lean cows just keep getting dearer and dearer with some extremely lean, older ladies breaking the 140-145ppkg barrier.

A good entry of dairy cows this week with Montbeliarde x cows selling to 159.5ppkg from Messrs W Faill & Sons Ltd, Hedley West Riding. Holstein Friesian x cows from Peepy Farm Ltd, sold to a high of 157.5ppkg

Angus x –£1274.25 & £1244.65 The Stobbs

171.5p & 170.5p The Stobbs, 253.5p Hedley West Riding & The Stobbs

Blonde d’Aquitaine Bull - £1549.80 & 143.5p Colepike

British Blue x - £1224.75 & 177.5p Harwood Shield

Beef Shorthorn - £1259, £1164.00, £1069.84 Crook Hall

155.5p (x2), 153.5p, 145.5p (x2) Crook Hall

Limousin x - £1592.78 & £1509.30 Colepike, £1221.50 Ouston, £1203.45 Chesters, £1118.60 West Wharmley

183.5p & 175.5p Colepike, 174.5p Ouston, 169.5p Chesters, 164.5p West Wharmley

Simmental x - £974.73 & 153.5p Wydon

British Friesian - £1112.65 & 144.5p Hedley West Riding

British Friesian x - £479.50 & 111.5p Drumlister

Holstein Friesian - £896.40 & £746.13 Peepy Farm

124.5p & 117.5p Peepy Farm

Holstein Friesian x - £850.50 & 157.5p Peepy Farm

Montbeliarde x - £1036.75 & 159.5p Hedley West Riding

Norwegian Red x -£709.50 & 107.5p Drumlister

OTM Cattle

British Blue x OTM Heifers from Messrs RW Harding & Son, West End Town sold to 199.5ppkg

Angus x heifers sold to 191.5ppkg from MJ Dixon, The Stobbs

More cattle needed now week on week to fulfil buyer demand

Contact Drew 07854 361967

Angus x - £1332.84 & 191.5p The Stobbs

British Blue x - £1556.10 & 199.5p West End Town

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

More hoggs forward this week and a much improved show selling to a top of £158 from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn who’s 107 averaged £140.86.

Best hoggs to 357.1p Hill Top (162 averaged £141.23) but the top average again was from Butsfield Burn (32 averaged £144.70)

Texel x – £158 Blackburn, £154.50 Butsfield Burn, £150 Butsfield Burn & Hill Top, £146.50 & £146 (x2) Blackburn, £146 Glendue,  £145 Butsfield Burn, Blackburn & Hill Top, £144.50 Butsfield Burn (x2), £144 (x2) & £143.50 Hill Top, £141.50 Blackburn & Hill Top, £140.50 Blackburn, £140 Butsfield Burn, Delight Farm & Hill Top (x2)

357.1p, 342.9p, 338.8p & 333.3p Hill Top, 333.0p & 331.8p (x2) Blackburn, 329.6p Hill Top, 323.5p Lodge House, 321.4p Hill Top, 312.8p Middle Heads, 311.6p Hill Top, 298.1p Blackburn, 294.8p Hill Top

Suffolk x – £146 Butsfield Burn, £139 Hill Top (x2)

290.9p Hill Top, 282.1p Delight Farm

Charollais x - £130, £129 & £125 Lodge House

286.8p, 286.7p & 282.6p Lodge House

Mule – £122 Blackburn

Cheviot - £132 Hill Top, £120 Flotterton, £115 Westhouses

307.0p Hill Top, 272.7p Flotterton, 265.9p Westhouses

Blackface - £115 Westhouses, £110 The Brigg

251.2p & 250.0p Westhouses

Swaledale - £113 Allenshields

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 26th March 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their final sale of store cattle in the spring month of March and quite simply both trade and demand exceeded that seen at any time during the last twelve months of lockdown.   

As the auctioneers are set to welcome vendors back into the market from the 12th April when the current policy of ‘drop & go’ is relaxed under the direction of The Livestock Auctioneers Association trade for store cattle at Hexham gets dearer and dearer week after week.

A smaller catalogue of 265 head were presented due to the onset of lambing in the low lying areas of the catchment for this centre and despite fewer numbers a keen crowd of over thirty buyers were assembled at ringside at start time.

The older, forward entry set off at a pace and were sharply dearer on the week for a largely mixed show peaking at £1550 for a tremendous Limousin cross steer and part of two offerings from Ian Thornton, Knaresborough on the day.  This one at 22 months was from The Gibbet Farm holding with another scaling to £1510; a Charolais cross at the same age. Mr Thornton presented a super run of five from The Gibbet to average £1466 and another ten from Hay-a-Park which peaked at £1460 for a Limmy and £1440 for an Angus cross bullock to return £1370 from this holding.

Messrs Herdman, Lunns House topped at £1500 for their best red Limmy cross steer at a similar age and saw four, all very level sorts average £1436 from the Consett based weekly consignors to this centre.

Heifers continue in great demand at Hexham and it was a super hefty Blue cross lady at 26 months from the Allendale based Hollin Close of Adrian Hutchinson that topped the female rankings on this day at £1515 for the delighted dalesman.  

Although not a special sale for native breed cattle these too saw a lift and peaked at £1440 for an Angus from the aforementioned Hay-a-Park with others selling to £1420 and £1400 twice. Mark Featherstone, Allendale farm sold black steers to £1380 and heifers to £1350 and averaged £1275 for three of each sold at 20 months.  Ian Thornton capped his days trading with two square Hereford cross steers and the weighty types changed hands at £1390 and £1380 to further cement Hexham as the leading centre for the sale of native breed store cattle in the region.

The middle aged bracket of cattle from 11 to 17 months held many highlights on the day and local breeders, father and son Hector and Roger Rutherford, Low Eshells took home their fair share of the bankroll back onto Hexhamshire topping both the steer and heifer lines in this class. 

Their best steer changed hands at £1305 but is was a heifer sister that rang the bell at £1330 selling to a Stokesley based regular purchaser of high-end heifers from the Hexham ring.

Messrs Tait, Bulls Hill, Allendale also hit the heights on the day with their best heifer travelling to £1325 and Andrew Reay, West Moorhouses also enjoyed a bullock at £1300 as did The Gilhespy family, Tedcastle. 

The Walton’s of Greyside, Newbrough are renowned for the quality of cattle they regularly consign for sale at Hexham and this day was no exception.  A shame that the drop & go policy combined with a hectic lambing schedule prevented their witnessing a blistering trade for their run of 18 outstanding Limousin crosses at 11-15 months.  The Greyside run peaked at £1230 for a super pair of steers with their best pair of heifers ascending to £1200 contributing to well-deserved averages of £1195 and £1123 for ten and eight sold on the day.  

Once again the youngest class of calves were sharper on the week and Messrs Gillespie’s calves which straddled the age classes were highly sought after.  The Bardon Mill based producers brought forward perhaps one of their best offerings to date and as well as the bullock at £1300, they had another at £1290 and their lead heifer at £1200 to average £1185 for four and two sold respectively.

A great many of these calves exceeded four figures and the entire entry at ten months and younger averaged £921 per head with calves at just 8 months selling to £1060 for steers from Messrs Reed, Dyke Nook and to £1050 for heifers from Messrs Bell, Woodhall.

As March turns to April the auctioneers and potential vendors are faced with the juxtaposition of a phenomenal cattle trade on the one hand and the demands of the lambing season on the other putting pressure on farming businesses that inevitably means one, but not both can be satisfied to advantage.  Producers that are contemplating releasing cattle onto the market should contact our auctioneers safe in the knowledge that cattle consigned for sale at Hexham will be handled with great care and the sale of such animals in the owner’s absence for whatever reason will be executed in the professional and courteous manner for which the company is renowned.

With Good Friday falling on April 2nd next week the auctioneers are actively working to secure entries for the sale in two weeks on the 9th April.  To enter cattle for this next sale and to take advantage of the great rates available at Hexham please contact any of our team of auctioneers on their personal mobile numbers or call the mart office on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1460 Hay – a – Park, £1390 & £1375 Lunns House, £1200 Hay – a - Park

British Blue x heifers - £1515 Hollin Close

Angus x steers - £1380 & £1230 Allendale

Angus x heifers – £1350 Allendale, £1310 East Uppertown

Hereford steers - £1390 Gibbet Farm, £1380 Hay – a – Park

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1550 Gibbet Farm, £1500 & £1480 Lunns House, £1400 Hay – a – Park, £1395, £1315 & £1280 Fallowfield, £1240 Camphill, £1220 Fallowfield

Limousin x heifers – £1320 Hollin Close, £1290 Camphill, £1105 & £1100 Hollin Close

British Blue x steers - £1280 Camphill, £1235 Low Eshells, and £1220 Camphill

British Blue x heifers - £1135 Camphill

Charolais x steers – £1510 & £1440 Gibbet Farm, £1250 & £1230 Fallowfield, £1230 Hay – a – Park

Piedmontese x steers - £1410 Hay – a – Park

Stabilizer steers - £1345 & £1230 Fallowfield

Angus x steers – £1440 Gibbet Farm, £1420 & £1400 (x2) Hay – a - Park

Angus x heifers – £1350 Allendale Farm, £1280 Heatheridge, £1160 Allendale farm

Hereford x steers - £1120 Wagtail

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1305 Low Eshells, £1300 West Moorhouses & Tedcastle, £1290 Tedcastle, £1250 Low Eshells, £1230, £1215 & £1205 Greyside, £1190 West Moorhouses & Greyside, £1180 & £1170 Greyside, £1150 Lowfield, £1130 East Flass, £1115 Shillafield, £1110 West Moorhouses, £1100 East Flass & North Cocklake, £1085 & £1075 (x2) Lowfield, £1070 Longshaws & Woodhall, £1055 Lowfield, £1050 Shillafield, The Fawns & Woodhall

Limousin x heifers – £1330 Low Eshells, £1325 & £1250 Bulls Hill, £1200 Greyside & Tedcastle, £1160 The Fawns, £1150 Greyside, £1140 Shillafield, £1135 West Moorhouses, £1125 The Fawns, £1120, £1100 & £1095 Greyside, £1040 The Fawns, £1035 North Cocklake, £1030 Greyside, £1010 Woodhall

British Blue x steers - £1115 West Moorhouses

British Blue x heifers - £1030 & £1010 Woodhall

Charolais x steers - £1190, £1110, £1100, £1090 & £1070 Wheat Hall, £1060 Dyke Nook

Charolais x heifers - £1055 & £1010 Wheat Hall, £1000 Harnham Hall, £970 Wheat Hall

Simmental x steers - £1170 Wheat Hall, £1080 Hedley West

Angus x steers - £1270, £1240, £1180, £1170 & £1140 East Butsfield, £1130 & £1100 Lowfield, £1090 West Butsfield, £1085, £1070 (x3) & £1060 Lowfield

Angus x heifers - £1025 & £1000 (x2) West Butsfield

Hereford x steers - £1145 Wagtail

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1160 West Moorhouses, £1150 Greyside, £1060 Beukley, £1040 East Flass, £1020 Tedcastle, £100 Dyke Nook, £985 Beukley, £980 Dyke Nook & Woodhall

Limousin x heifers - £1200 Tedcastle, £1170 Bulls Hill, £1050 Woodhall, £1005 Dyke Nook, £960 West Moorhouses, £940 & £910 Dyke Nook

British Blue x steers - £1090 West Moorhouses

Charolais x steers - £1100 Tedcastle, £1020 Harnham Hall

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another extreme trade was seen in Hexham cast ewe trade with all classes similar on the week.

Topping the sale at £206 was a Texel Ewe from DE Wilkinson Partners, Ridley Stokoe. Closely behind at £204 was another Texel ewe from Messrs RR Reay, West Moorhouses.

A tremendous pen of Suffolk ewes sold to £146 twice from Mr JS Davison, Town Farm and North Trewick Farms, with the Suffolk section averaging at £128.44.

Mule Ewes topped at £122 for a pair from West Moorhouses with his consignment of 19 averaging £148.

No sale will be held next week due to Good Friday so out next Cast Ewe sale will be on Friday 9th of April.

Contact Jack on 07739 440457

Texel – £206 Ridley Stokoe, £184 Middle Dukesfield, £180 Butsfield Burn, £172 Paxton Dene

Texel x – £204 & £182 West Moorhouses, £165 Halfway House, £158 & £154 West Moorhouses, £152 Ridley Stokoe, £146 South Farm, £145 Woodlands Place, £144 Paxton Dene £139 (x2) Town Farm, £138 Paxton Dene & Slaterfield, £136 China Hall & Dilston Farm, £134 Cooper House, Thornbrough Farm, Whins Farm & Paxton Dene, £132 Low Houselop & Butsfield Burn, £130 Paxton Dene, £128 Camphill & Dilston Farm, £126 Thornbrough Farm & Paxton Dene, £125 Ridley Stokoe, £124 Broomfield & China Hall

Suffolk x - £146 Town Farm & North Trewick, £144 South Farm, £140 Northend Farm, £139 Whins Farm, £135 Whins Farm, £134 Northend Farm, South Farm & Whins Farm, £132 Lunns House, £128 Nilston Rigg & Whins Farm, £125 Woodlands Place, £124 (x2) Colepike, £122 South Farm

Beltex x - £138 & £130 West Moorhouses

Charollais x- £141 & £136 Whins Farm

Mule – £122 West Moorhouses, £120 Cooper House & Butsfield Burn, £118 The Chesters, £117 Town Farm & North Trewick, £116 Low House Farm, £113 Slaterfield Fell, £111 Hudspeth, £110 Low Brooms & East Barnley, £106 Low Mill Farm

Leicester - £144 Whiteside

Cheviot x - £122 Northend Farm, £98 & £92 Mount Pleasant

Blackface - £100 Redesmouth, £89 Ridley Stokoe

Swaledale – £94 Gleedlee, £76 Hawksteel, £70 Ouston Farm

Herdwick-£82 East Barnley

Cast Tup

Cast tups sold to another strong trade topping at £160 from DNO Scott, The Chesters.

Texel - £160 The Chesters, £158 High Fotherley, £136 Houselope Grange, £134 The Chesters

Suffolk - £128 The Chesters

Cheviot - £135 & £118 Bellshiel

Cheviot x - £116 Bellshiel

Blackface – £96 Bellshiel, £91 (x2) Camphill

Herdwick-£88 Middle Dukesfield

Store Hoggs

Store Hoggs sold to a two tier trade with the being the biggest end easy to sell compared to the smaller end of season types which were hard to place.

Topping the trade at £170 were a pair of Texels from Messrs AG & D Bisset, Middle Dukesfield who’s run of 11 averaged at £136.73

Messrs M & N Gray, Low Espley sold 5 Leicester tup Hoggs to £152.

With the season reaching an end vendors are politely reminded to only bring stock which are sound and healthy.

There will be no sale next Friday.

Texel - £152 Middle Dukesfield, £138 Low Espley, £130 Nilston Rigg

Texel x – £170 & £160 Middle Dukesfield, £140 Nilston Rigg & Slealands, £138 Halfway House Farm, £134 Ridley Stokoe, £131 Paxton Dene,£128 Middle Dukesfield, £127 Paxton Dene, £126 Cheviot, £124 & £123 & £121 Paxton Dene, £119 Tenter House

Suffolk x - £125 High Keenley Fell

Beltex x – £126 Middle Dukesfield, £126 & £116 Low Espley

Mule – £114 Barrasford, £106 Farneyshield, £104 Redesmouth

Leicester – £152 Low Espley, £114 Middle Dukesfield

Cheviot Mule – £90 Bavington Hill

Herdwick - £75 Heatheridge Farm

Cheviot - £129 & £106 & £104 Bellshiel

Blackface – £97 Ridley Stokoe, £90 Westhouses Farm

Swaledale- £110 Espershields

Jacob-£98 Nettle Hall

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A slightly plainer show of clean cattle this week but the cattle trade maintained previous week’s trade with the better heifers cashing above 245ppkg.

Sale topped at 255.5ppkg for a very well finished Limousin x heifer from Messrs G Carins & Partners, Broomhall

Angus x heifers sold to 207.5ppkg from the same home.

Limousin x Heifers – £1545.78 & £1395.45 Broomhall, £1389.00 Lough Green

255.5p, 246.5p & 243.5p Broomhall

Angus x Heifers - £1253.55 & £1234.63 Broomhall

207.5p & 205.5p Broomhall

Cast Cows & OTM

A very mixed show of cows forward this week with many lean hill and dairy sorts forward. Having said that, trade maintained last week’s extreme rates with all classes selling well.

Two cows sold to a high of 183.5ppkg, a British Blue cross cows from Messrs RR Reay & Sons, West Moorhouses, and a pedigree Limousin cow from Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm. The same cow too the highest grossing spot selling to £1605.63.

All classes of cows are easily cashed here at Hexham and we are actively looking for more cast cattle to satisfy the demand we have.

Contact Drew on 07854 361967.

Angus - £1356.75 & 167.5p West Shields

Angus x – £1225.53 Longshaws, £1155.47 & £1048.14 West Shields

161.5p, 159.5p & 158.5p West Shields

British Blue x - £1468.00 & £1388.58 West Moorhouses

183.5p & 167.5p West Moorhouses

Charolais - £1222.65 The Raw

Hereford x - £867.24 Longshaws, £838.53 Whiskershiel

148.5p Longshaws, 128.5p Whiskershiel

Holstein Friesian - £710.51 & 113.5p Temon Farm

Limousin - £1605.63 & £1346.25 Glebe Farm

183.5p & 179.5p Glebe Farm, 159.5p & 157.5p Ingoe Low Hall

Simmental x - £1012.82 & 158.5p Tedcastle

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A very mixed show of hoggs forward on the week with only well fleshed sheep easy to sell.

 

Best hoggs to £148 & 352.4p from Hill Top.

Another great pen of Texel crosses from Butsfield Burn averaging £138.89 for 61 sold.

Mule hoggs to £137.50 from Camphill, 51 averaging £128.00.

Texel x – £148, £145 & £144 Hill Top, £142.50 (x2), £140.50, £140 (x2) & £139 (x2) Butsfield Burn, £139 Hill Top, £137.50 Butsfield Burn & Camphill, £135 Butsfield Burn (x2), Middle Heads, Ingoe Low Hall & Hill Top, £133.50 Camphill, £130 Ingoe Low Hall & Westhouses, £128.50 Ingoe Low Hall

352.4p, 334.9p, 329.6p, 329.3p & 323.3p Hill Top, 321.4p Middle Heads, 309.5p, 306.8p, 298.8p & 290.0p Ingoe Low Hall, 285.7p Colepike, 282.9p Middle Heads, 281.4p Dalton Hill Head, 279.5p Colepike, 278.1p Ingoe Low Hall, 275.6p Middle Heads, 275.5p Butsfield Burn, 272.7p Ingoe Low Hall, 270.8p Westhouses, 270.0p Butsfield Burn

Suffolk x – £142 Butsfield Burn, £127 (x2) Brixter Hill

244.8p Butsfield Burn, 244.2p Brixter Hill, 243.5p Dalton Hill Head

Beltex x - £118 & 310.5p Ingoe Low Hall

Charollais x - £130, £129 & £119 Dalton Hill Head

270.5p & 263.3p Dalton Hill Head

Mule – £137.50, £135, £130 & £122 Camphill

271.1p, 260.0, 245.5p Camphill

Hampshire - £115 & 244.7p Dalton Hill Head

Jacob - £110 & £100 (x2) Low Barns

Blackface - £120 Camphill, £110 Westhouses

270.0p & 2.50 Westhouses

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 19th March 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their third sale of store cattle in the month of March and offered a good catalogued entry of 437 head of top quality cattle consigned from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria and Dumfries & Galloway.

Being the third sale of the month the entry included over 200 head of native breed cattle which included Angus, Hereford, Beef Shorthorn, Blue Grey and South Devon steers and heifers for the monthly special sale of such types.

Trade once again lifted on the week and fittingly peaked at £1580 for a huge Angus steer at 22 months of age from noted and regular consignor of Angus cattle to these special sales; Dennis Burn, Aydonshields.  The Hexhamshire breeder also sold the dearest Angus heifer on the day at £1280 and his four best averaged £1425 much to Mr Burns delight.

Older, forward Continental cattle also saw a lift and these topped at £1520 for a pair of cracking Limousin cross steers out of Charolais mothers from Snowdon Oates, Ouston Farms Ltd.  The consignment from Trench Hall were sought after from start to finish and saw the lead pair of heifers reach £1375 with 12 extremely well bred cattle averaging £1337 for five steers and seven heifers throughout.

John Carpenter, another County Durham based producer and weekly consignor to this centre saw his best Angus change hands at £1505 for the super bullock at 22 months of age and the four consigned on the day, all by a registered Angus bull level at £1406.

With County Durham consignors to the fore in this class Messrs Herdman, Lunns House, Consett attained £1460 for their best Limousin cross steer as did Messrs Walker Bros, Satley, Tow Law for their best hefty Simmental cross.  The two well-known families of consignors to the Hexham ring were well rewarded for their efforts on the day and averaged £1408 for four and £1418 for eight sold respectively.

The middle aged bracket of cattle, from 11-17 months of age looked dearer on the week also and these types peaked at £1380 for a cracking Charolais cross from Kit & Paul Dinning, Fallowfield.  The Acomb based father & son team continued with their weekly consignments of quality steers and sold 18 which included a Hereford cross at £1190 to average £1219 across the board.

Angus cattle in this bracket topped at £1340 for a super pair of black bullocks at 15 months from Robin Hall, Kirkley Dam House and heifers peaked at £1300 for a smart Limmy lady from Craig & Nicola Armin, Tanfield Lane with Charolais cross heifers selling to £122) from both Messrs Coxon, Hepscott Manor and Agnes & James Sinton, White House.

A super run of Angus cross yearling bullocks were consigned from high in The Coquet Valley by Chris & Janet Watmore, owners of Holystone Estate and the well-bred types at 11-12 months topped at £1230 to average £1184 for a smashing load of seventeen representing a lift of over £100 per head on the year.

Besides the sizeable entry of Angus crosses a number of other native breeds were well-represented on this day which included Hereford steers at 15 months which hit £1160 from Davy & Kate Dickinson, Chattlehope at the foot of The Carter Bar.  South Devon steers at 21 months scaled to £1240 from John Moore, Wingates Wholme whilst Beef Shorthorn steers ascended to £1335 from Messrs Harrison, Peddar Hill, Longtown and to £1040 for a nice pair of heifers from Messrs Hodgson, Swinhoe, North Northumberland.  A nice packet of Blue-Grey cattle were brought down off the Hexhamshire heather by Philip & Fiona Scott, Westburnhope, Steel and these at 17-18 months sold well at £1040 for steers and £850 for heifers.

Younger continental cross cattle were also in hot demand and this category saw Limmy steers to £1235 from Messrs Nixon, Longlea, Wark and British Blue cross heifers to £1225 from another Hexhamshire producer; Messrs Lee, Harwood Shield.

The youngest class – those at ten months and under looked the dearest of the day and these too continue to sell at a pace at Hexham. Messrs Armin sold the choicest Limmy steer at £1200 with Ken Ridley, Allenshields following close with a shapely pair at £1195 and heifers to £1105 averaging £1131 for six steers and four heifers sold.  Charolais cross bullocks in this class sold top £1140 from Sarah Iveson, Cooper House and Angus crosses travelled to £1040 for a pair from Neil Armstrong, Ricknall Mill, Newton Aycliffe.

An outstanding entry of cattle sold well all day to return an overall average of £1106 per head with steers returning at £1153 and heifers levelling at £1017.  As the days lengthen and the countryside begins to change colour thoughts will inevitably turn to turning out time.  If you have grass cattle to sell the rates attainable at Hexham cannot be denied and our auctioneers are keen to speak with anyone who may have cattle to market in the coming weeks and months. If you would like to explore how we at Hexham can maximise the return for your cattle please contact any of our team of auctioneers on their personal mobile numbers or call the office on 01434 605444 to enter cattle for next Fridays sale by 10am on Monday.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1520 Trench Hall, £1460 Lunns House & Trench Hall, £1430 & £1405 Lunns House, £1380 Satley Farm, £1290 Fallowfield, £1255, £1230 (x2) & £1220 East Kildarroch

Limousin x heifers - £1375 & £1270 Trench Hall

Charolais x steers - £1390 & £1320 Trench Hall

Angus x steers - £1580 & £1350 Aydonshields, £1300 Hallington New Houses & Tritlington Hall

Angus x heifers – £1280 Aydonshields

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1340 Lunns House & Fallowfield, £1320, £1290 & £1250 East Kildarroch, £1240 Fallowfield (x2), £1200 East Kildarroch

Limousin x heifers – £1205 Trench Hall, £1200 Harwood Shield, £1170 Trench Hall, £1150 Windy Hill, £1100 North Cocklake & Harwood Shield

British Blue x steers - £1270 Fallowfield

Charolais heifers - £1340 & £1290 Hepscott Manor

Charolais x steers – £1440, £1420 & £1400 Satley Farm, £1300 & £1270 Hepscott Manor, £1270 Park Head, £1240 Fallowfield

Charolais x heifers - £1290 Hepscott Manor, £1260 Park Head

Simmental x steers – £1460 & £1420 (x2) Satley Farm, £1255 Fallowfield, £1205 Peddar Hill

Angus steers - £1240 East Kildarroch & Kirkley Dam

Angus x steers – £1505 Rare Dean, £1490 Aydonshields, £1445 Rare Dean, £1390 Hallington New Houses & Catreen, £1365 Peddar Hill, £1340 Catreen, £1325 & £1290 Peddar Hill, £1230 Hallington New Houses & Tritlington Hall

Angus x heifers – £1230 Rare Dean, £1150, £1140 (x2), £1110 & £1100 Tritlington Hall

Belted Galloway steers - £1040 & £1000 Westburnhope

Belted Galloway heifers - £850 & £800 Westburnhope

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1335 & £1255 Peddar Hill

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1040 Swinhoe

Hereford x steers - £1190, £1185, £1155 & £1140 Fallowfield

South Devon x steers - £1240 & £1190 Wingates Wholme

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1335 Burntongues, £1235 Longlea, £1220 Burntongues, £1190 Longlea, £1185 Allenshields & Hollin Close, £1140 Fallowfield & Burntongues, £1125 & £1115 Harwood Shield, £1105 Tanfield Lane, £1085 North Cocklake, £1075 Stotsfold (x2) & Harwood Shield, £1070 Stotsfold, £1055 Longlea, £1050 Stotsfold (x2), Longlea & The Chesters

Limousin x heifers – £1300 Tanfield Lane, £1140 Burntongues & Tanfield Lane, £1135 & £1075 Allenshields, £1070 Agars Hill, £1050 Stotsfold & Longlea, £1020 Allenshields & Longlea, £1015 China Hall, £1010 Agars Hill, £1005 Longlea, £1000 Agars Hill

British Blue x steers - £1150 Fallowfield

British Blue x heifers - £1225 & £1070 (x2) Harwood Shield

Charolais heifers - £1220 Hepscott Manor

Charolais x steers - £1410 Satley Farm, £1380 & £1340 Fallowfield, £1325, £1250 & £1200 White House

Charolais x heifers - £1220 White House, £1050 China Hall

Simmental x steers - £1140 & £1040 Wheat Hall

Angus steers - £1010 Pottsdurtrees

Angus heifers - £1070 & £1050 Hallington South Farm

Angus x steers - £1340 Kirkley Dam, £1260 Hollin Close, £1230 Holystone (x2), £1190 Hollin Close, £1180 (x2) & £1160 (x2) Holystone, £1145 West Butsfield, £1140 & £1100 Hollin Close, £1090 Chesterwood, £1085 Cooper House, £1060 West Butsfield

Angus x heifers - £1160 Kirkley Dam, £1150 West Butsfield, £1050 Ricknall Mill, £1050 West Butsfield, £1010 Kirkley Dam, £1005 Hollin Close

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1005 Gallaw Hill

Hereford steers - £1160 Chattlehope, £1045 Greenfield

Hereford x steers - £1105, £1100 & £1095 The Tofts

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1200 Tanfield Lane, £1195 Allenshields, £1190 Cooper House, £1125 Burntongues, £1090 Harwood Shield, £1080 Burntongues, £1060 Stotsfold, £1030 Burntongues

Limousin x heifers - £1105 Allenshields, £1065 Harwood Shield, £960 Beacon Rigg

Charolais steers - £1140 Cooper House

Charolais x steers - £1045 Wheat Hall

Charolais x heifers - £980 & £900 Wheat Hall

Simmental x heifers - £950 Wheat Hall

Angus x steers - £1040 Ricknall Mill, £1030 Pottsdurtrees, £1000 Ricknall Mill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another good show of ewes forward this week (492) and all classes met a fast trade selling to a top of £205 for a fantastic Texel Ewe from Low Ardley with, with an overall average of £102.96 for 492 sold.

Mule ewes a great trade to £135 Mile Bank, £134 Old Town & £130 Mile Bank.

Hill ewes sold to £122 for Cheviots from East Barnley & West Houses Ponteland. Blackfaces also to £122 from Quarry House.

Entries invited for next week’s sale with numbers tightening up as lambing gets underway.

Mart Offices 01434 605444

Texel – £205 Low Ardley, £145 Rouchester

Texel x – £170 Low Ardley, £168 Swan Farm & Stone Hall, £166 Pigdon £159 The Fawns, £156 China Hall, £154 Hallington South Farm, £150 & £148 Pigdon, £146 Linacres & Armond Carr, £145 Linacres, £144 The Fawns, £141 & £140 Swan Farm, £140 Linacres, £139 Hallington South Farm, £138 Stone hall, £135 Pigdon, £132 The Fawns & Netherton Northside, £130 Redesmouth

Suffolk x- £154 Glebe Far, £150 Whitechapel, £145 Pigdon, £131 Swan Farm, £120 China Hall, £118 Armond Carr

Berrichon - £133 & £112 Craigshield

Mule – £135 Mile Bank, £135 Old Town, £130 Mile Bank, £124 Hallington South Farm & Mile Bank, £119 Armond Carr, £118 Blue Gables & West Houses, £116 Pigdon & Linacres, £113 Swan Farm, £110 Redesmouth

Leicester - £142 Hotbank, £112 Glebe Farm

Jacob - £97 Pigdon

Kerry Hill - £119 Comb Hills

Cheviot Mule - £122 West Houses

NC Cheviot – £102 Dudlees, £101 East Barnley

Cheviot x - £122 East Barnley

Blackface - £122 Quarry House, £116 Redesmouth, £108 The Hole, £105 Quarry House, £104 Chirdon, £100 New Dotland, East Barnley & Townfoot, £98 Toft House, £92 Redesmouth, £90 Dudlees

Swaledale – £83 Glebe Farm, £76 Ottercops

Cast Tups

Cast tups to £180 New Dotland & Bulls Hill and £178 Low Ardley

Texel - £180 New Dotland & Bulls Hill, £178 Low Ardley, £152 Dukesfield Hall, £120 Low Ardley

Beltex - £110 Nunwick

Blackface - £118 Broomhall, £110 Townshields

Store Hoggs

Another good show of 603 store hoggs averaged £110.96 to a top of £150 for Texel Tup Hoggs from Tedcastle. Texel cross hoggs to £144 from Middle Dukesfield & £140 Bankfoot.

Hill bred hoggs continued to sell well with Blackfaces to £132 from Hotbank & Mules to £122 from Redesmouth. Cheviots to £120 from Flotterton

Texel - £150 Tedcastle

Texel x – £144 Middle Dukesfield, £140 Bankfoot, £139 Dukesfield Hall, £135 Lough Green & Sandybraes, £132 Grange Farm & The Fawns, £131 Grange Farm & Hepscott Manor, £130 Swan Farm & Flotterton, £129 Hepscott Manor & Bankfoot, £128 Grange Farm, West Heddon (x2), East Uppertown & The Fawns, £125 Redesmouth, £125 Hepscott Manor, £123 West Heddon, Dukesfield Hall & Bankfoot, £122 Swan Farm, £121 Lough Green, £1198 Hetherington & The Fawns, £118 Grange Farm, Redesmouth, West Heddon (x2), Salmonswell, The Boat & Flotterton

Suffolk x - £133 Lough Green, £130 Flotterton, £126 & £116 Grange Farm, £113 New Dotland, £112 Whitechapel

Beltex - £148 Craigshield

Beltex x – £122, £120 & £117 Bavington Hill Head

Mule – £122 Redesmouth, £119 East Haydon & Broomhall, £117 Redesmouth, £111 New Dotland, £109 Redesmouth, £105 Low Carriteth

Leicester - £111 Quarry House

Cheviot Mule - £130 Middle Dukesfield, £124 Flotterton

Hampshire - £98 Stone Hall

Cheviot - £120 & £116 Flotterton, £114 Barrowburn

Cheviot x - £116 Low Carriteth

Blackface – £138 Dudlees, £132 & £117 Hotbank, £115 Low Carriteth, £109 Quarry House, £108 Sewingshields, £107 Hotbank

Swaledale- £89 Whitelees, £88 Low Mill, £80 Ottercops

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 16th March 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

This week’s Primestock sale included the Easter Prized Show which saw a fantastic entry of cattle forward. The pre-sale show was expertly judged by weekly purchaser, Mr Tim Brocklehurst, Longfields Farm, Jedburgh.

Mr Brocklehurst chose the first prize heifer from Father and Son team, Chris & Andrew Johnson of H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene, as his Overall Champion. The 590kg Limousin x heifer, bought out of the Hexham Store Ring from Messrs Bell, Woodhall last year, sold for 249.5ppkg to R Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.

First prize steer came from Paxton Dene also and again bred by Messrs Bell, Woodhall. The British Blue x steer sold to 255.5ppkg to Mr Brocklehurst.

Top grossing steer also came from Paxton Dene with a Limousin x steer selling to an unbelievable £1767.50. Top P/kg on the day went to a lightweight Limousin x heifer from Messrs JE Woodman & Son, Great Chesters, realising 261.5ppkg

Charolais x Steers - £1382.85 & 219.5p Flotterton

Charolais x Heifers - £1652.40 Barker House, £1501.83 Great Chesters, £1458.70 Flotterton, £1395.45 Great Chesters

251.5p & 235.5p Flotterton, 229.5p Barker House, 225.5p Great Chesters

Limousin x Steers - £1767.50 & £1669.50 Paxton Dene, £1594.80 & £1514.70 Thockrington

252.5p & 238.5p Paxton Dene, 229.5p & 221.5p Thockrington

Limousin x Heifers – £1501.55, £1491.00 & £1480.28 Great Chesters, £1472.05 Paxton Dene, £1435.50 Thockrington

261.5p & 254.5p Great Chesters, 249.5p Paxton Dene & Great Chesters, 248.5p Great Chesters, 241.5p Paxton Dene

British Blue x Steers - £1609.65 & 255.5p Paxton Dene

Cast Cows & OTM

Another fantastic trade for cows was seen at Hexham this week with more numbers and returning customers, all rewarded with extreme rates seen.

Mr R Carr brought a good Limousin x cow to Hexham which realised £1517.34, 181ppkg.

Highest price P/kg cow this week was 1st prize in the presale show from renowned producer, Mr JW Smith Jackson, High Town with a British Blue x cow selling to 185.5ppkg

OTM Cattle sold to 191.5ppkg for a British Blue x heifer from Mr GS Eggleston, Thornham Hill. The same home sold steers to 187.5ppkg or £1462.50.

Dairy cows from Mr AW Dixon, West Heddon Farm sold to a high of 137.5ppkg for an Ayrshire x Cow.

The trade for Cast cows and OTM Cattle here at Hexham rivals any other centre in the North of England and more cattle can easily be sold to Vendors advantage.

Please call Drew on 07854 361967

Angus x – £1104.61 Thornham Hill, £1002.70 Nookton

188.5p Thornham Hill, 138.5p Nookton

Ayrshire - £575.91 & 118.5p West Heddon

Ayrshire x - £783.75 & 137.5p West Heddon

British Blue - £1456.18 & £1222.98 High Town

185.5p & 177.5p High Town, 158.5p Camphill

British Blue x - £1060.68 Stoop Rigg

159.5p Stoop Rigg, 149.5p Camphill

Beef Shorthorn - £1060.78 & 140.5p Edges Green

Charolais - £1505.75, £1331.15, £1275.75 & £1196.00 Loadman

168.5p, 158.5p, 157.5p & 149.5p Loadman

Hereford x - £987.53 & 148.5p Whiskershiel

Limousin x - £1517.34 Little Bavington, £1323.85 Lowes Fell, £1217.85 Shitlington Hall, £1125.35 Stone Stile

181.5p Little Bavington, 176.5p Shitlington Hall, 159.5p Lowes Fell, 258.5p Stone Stile & Longshaws, 156.5p Longshaws

Simmental x - £893.97 & 150.5p Stoop Rigg

OTM

British Blue - £1263.90 & 191.5p Thornham Hill

Charolais x Steer - £1462.50 & 187.5p Thornham Hill

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A mixed show of hoggs but including some very good runs of sheep that were keenly bid for, resulting in another rise in the overall average.

Best sorts sold to £159 & 375.0p from The Hope, with heavy hoggs from Dalton Hill Head to 299ppkg.

Texel x – £159 The Hope, £156 Warksfield Head, £153 The Hope, £152 Hill Top, £150 Butsfield Burn & Hill Top, £149.50 South Acton (x2), The Hope & Dalton Hill Head, £149 Blue Gables, Dalton Hill Head & Hill Top, £147.50 The Hope & Hill Top, £146.50 Butsfield Burn (x2) & South Acton, £146 Bulls Hill & The Hope, £145.50 Hill Top, £145 Butsfield Burn (x2), The Hope (x2) & Dalton Hill Head, £144.50 The Hope, £144 Butsfield Burn, The Hope & Hill Top, £143 Butsfield Burn & The Hope, £142 South Acton, The Hope & Hill Top, £141 South Acton (x3), £140 Butsfield Burn, The Hope & Dalton Hill Head, £139 Warksfield Head, £137 The Hope & Low Houses, £137 Colepike, £136 New Dotland, £135 The Hope (x2) & Colepike

375.0p, 362.5p, 361.4p, 355.8p, 353.9p & 353.7p The Hope, 348.8p, 345.5p & 343.0p Hill Top, 340.5p & 339.5p The Hope, 338.4p & 338.1p Hill Top, 330.2p & 329.3p The Hope, 327.3p Hill Top, 320.5p South Acton (x3), 319.1p New Dotland, 306.7p Low Houses, 300.0p Cole Pike (x2), 299.0p & 297.9p Dalton Hill Head, 297.6p Low Staples, 295.8p South Acton, 295.6p Great Bavington, 292.2p Hill Top, 290.0p Dalton Hill Head, 289.1p Great Bavington, 287.8p Colepike, 287.5p South Acton, 286.7p Warksfield Head, 282.5p Low Houses, 282.4p The Hope, 281.1p Dalton Hill Head, 280.4p Butsfield Burn

Suffolk x – £152.50 Dalton Hill Head, £150 Blue Gables & South Acton, £148 & £144 Butsfield Burn, £137 Dalton Hill Head

294.1p South Acton, 291.5p Dalton Hill Head, 280.2p Great Bavington, 275.0p New Dotland, 274.5p Great Bavington, 273.3p & 269.8p New Dotland

Beltex x - £154, £140 & £130 The Hope

361.1p, 342.2p & 333.3p The Hope

Bleu D’Maine x - £143 & £139 The Hope

289.6p & 255.4p The Hope

Leicester - £140 & 225.8p The Hope

Mule – £139 Warksfield Head, £137 Bulls Hill, £132 Warksfield Head, £128 Bulls Hill

264.0p & 255.1p Warksfield Head

Ryeland - £129 & £120 Holme Dene

280.4p & 272.7p Holme Dene

Blackface - £134 & £128 Warksfield Head, £122.50 New Dotland

266.7p & 262.8p Warksfield Head, 250.0p New Dotland

Cast Ewes

Texel x – £108 Holme Dene

Charollais - £128 Hedley Park

Jacob - £78 Holme Dene (x2)

Ryeland - £101 Holme Dene, £100 & £86 Ivangill

Blackface - £109 Warksfield Head

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 12th March 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a sound catalogued entry of 470 head which included 34 cattle as purchased by Members of Northumberland and County Durham Young Farmers Federations for the annual overwintering competition.

Due to the current ‘drop & go’ guidelines in place as recommended by The Livestock Auctioneers Association the company made the decision to cancel the show aspect of the greatly anticipated  competition this year with concerns for the personal safety of our customers and staff being paramount.

A super entry of YFC calves were presented and as always the company are grateful for the continued support of I’Ansons Animal Feeds, J S Hubbuck Ltd, Hexham and David Carr Haulage, High Wood, Hexham all of whom play a valuable part in the event each year.

With no prize show results to report the calves were brought into the sale ring at noon and the assembled crowd of regular buyers bid well to ensure all competitors saw fair return for their animals.

Emerging victorious and taking home The J S Hubbuck Trophy was Emilia Heslop of Bridge House Farm, Stockton on Tees, a Sedgefield YFC Member taking part in the competition for the very first time.

Emilia had purchased a very correct and shapely Limousin cross heifer from Brian Storey, Woodhead, Haltwhistle in October last year and obviously taken very good care of the beast over the winter as it sold for a straight five hundred pounds more than the purchase price of £770 with the hammer falling at £1270 in favour of regular purchaser at Hexham and one of the most longstanding supporters of this competition Mr Les Bainbridge, Seamer, Stokesley.

The greatest profit margins were as follows;

1st – Emilia Heslop, Sedgefield YFC, £1270 (+£500) for a Lim x Heifer from Woodhead, Haltwhistle.

2nd – Bradley Thompson, Stamfordham YFC, £1400 (+£440) for a Lim x Heifer from Colwell Demesne.

Joint 3rd – Grant Cummings, Coquetdale YFC, £1230 (+£430) for a Lim x Heifer from Beacon Rigg.

Joint 3rd – Ruby Heslop, Sedgefield YFC, £1200 (+£430) for a Lim x Heifer from Woodhead.

Top price within the competition was £1470 for an extremely correct, red Limousin cross steer exhibited by Emily Gray, Low Hall, Amble which she had purchased for £1120 from Messrs Reed, Lands Farm, Weardale leaving a nice profit of £350 for the Tritlington YFC member.

The company is delighted to host this event each year and invest in the stock men and women of the future and the auctioneers are pleased to report an average profit figure for the calves sold on this day of £301.47 per animal sold.  We look forward to the start of the next competition which will begin in October and anyone wishing to take part should contact the auctioneers during the summer.

Besides the Young Farmers calves a more mixed show of cattle were presented across the catalogue however rates were certainly on a par with those seen in recent weeks.

The best end of older, forward sorts were sought after and topped at £1510 for a super hefty Limmy steer from Messrs Walton, Ogle Castle who sold six in total, three more at £1500 to then average £1480 for the load.  Messrs Walker Bros, Satley sold another at £1500; a cracking Charolais cross steer and with a Simmental cross at £1475 saw an average of £1413 for their eight bullocks with size and scope from near Tow Law, County Durham.

Although the dedicated native breed sale will be held next week, the 19th March, a number of Angus were presented on this day and as ever, sold well.  Dennis Burn, Aydonshields topped the male entry at £1450 and Mark Featherstone, Allendale Farm was close behind with the dearest heifer at £1430.

Cattle in the 11-17 month age bracket also sold well but these too were more mixed in terms of quality than last week.  Messrs Browell, Quarry House scaled to £1380 for their best heifer by the Limousin sire and with a bullock at £1305 saw a worthy average for seven sold at £1219 per head.   Robert English, Brownsleazes cashed a smart Blonde bullock at £1325 and Lance Robson, Sweethope sold his best Angus steer at 14 months for £1300 and with a pen of three at £1270 and a cracking Limmy at £1450 averaged £1309 for seven sold, all at the same age.  

The third portion of the annual consignment from Messrs Sutherland, Ross Farms, Belford, North- Northumberland was brought down the coast and In-land to Hexham to great benefit. Well-bred Limmy steers at 12 months sold to £1265 and with Heifer sisters topping at £1050 for a smart trio a cracking run of 42 by the Limousin bull averaged £1013 throughout representing a lift just short of one hundred pounds per head on the year. 

Cattle at ten months and younger still look to be dearest class when compared with older offerings and these too were more mixed on the day.  Messrs Nixon, Stotsfold topped the bullock entry at £1170 for a smart pair whilst Messrs Moore, Highside continue a great run of form through the Hexham ring with heifers selling to £1125 for the Kellah based family.

Messrs Bell, Woodhall brought another great run of smart calves to Hexham and sold steers with shape and style to £1090 and heifers close behind at £1080 to average a pleasing £1022 for 22 sold at ten months of age with buyers-a-plenty for the quality sorts from Bardon Mill.

With weather taking a turn for the worse and the ever present straw shortage weighing on producers minds the auctioneers are confident that best value is increasingly attainable week on week through the ring at this centre. If you are contemplating selling store cattle of any class please contact our team who can advise on the best route to market to maximise your return. Entries for next Fridays sale which includes the dedicated monthly sale of native breed cattle are invited and should be made to our auctioneers over the weekend or to the Mart Offices by 10:30am on Monday 15th March.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers - £1510 Ogle Castel, £1255 & £1205 Fallowfield

Blonde x steers - £1200 Whiskershiel

Simmental x steers - £1475 Satley Farm, £1300 Greencarts

Angus x steers - £1450 Aydonshields

Angus x heifers – £1430 & £1260 Allendale Farm

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1500 Ogle Castle (x3), £1490 Wingates South, £1460 Ogle Castle, £1450 Sweethope, £1410 Ogler Castle, £1385 Sweethope, £1380 Berry Edge, £1370 Fallowfield, £1310 Castle Farm & Fallowfield, £1260, £1235, £1230, £1220 & £1200 Fallowfield

Limousin x heifers – £1360 Berry Edge, £1250 Wingates South, £1220 Springwell Cottage & Berry Edge, £1210 Low Horton, £1180 Berry Edge, £1150 Wingates South

British Blue x steers - £1170 Fallowfield

Charolais x steers – £1450 (x2) & £1380 (x2) Satley Farm, £1335 Fallowfield, £1235, £1205 & £1180 Pelton House

Charolais x heifers - £1230 Rare Dean

Simmental x steers – £1370 & £1300 Satley Farm, £1260 Greencarts

Simmental x heifers - £1260, £1190 & £1130 (x2) Burnhill

Blonde x steers - £1380 Whiskershiel

Angus x steers – £1300 Rare Dean, £1255 & £1180 Fallowfield

Angus x heifers – £1360 & £1275 Allendale Farm, £1110 Church Farm

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1310 Tenter House, £1305 Quarry House, £1300 Stotsfold, £1280 Town Farm, £1270 Stotsfold, £1265 Brownsleazes &  Ross Farm, £1260 Farnbury, £1240 Low Horton, £1220 Fallowfield, Low Horton & Farnbury, £1200 Bulls Hill, £1190 Heatheridge & Bulls Hill, £1185 Ross Farm, £1175 Tenter House &* Town Farm, £1160 Bulls Hill, £1150 Tenter House & Round Meadows, £1140 Beacon Rigg, £1135 Tenter House, £1130 Heatheridge, £1125 & £1120 Ross Farm, £1100 Beacon Rigg

Limousin x heifers – £1380, £1195 & £1165 Quarry House, £1155 Stotsfold, £1130 Farnbury, £1125 Low Horton, £1090 Beacon Rigg, £1080 Stotsfold, £1060 Woodhall, £1050 Stotsfold, Ross Farm & Beacon Rigg, £1045  Town Farm, £1035 & £1030 Wydon, £1030Woodhall, £1000 Town Farm & Wallend

British Blue x steers - £1205 & £1110 Fallowfield, £1050 Woodhall

Charolais x steers - £1500 Satley Farm, £1240 Tenter House, £1190 East Fourstones, £1170 Pelton House, £1140 Low Staples & East Fourstones, £1125 & £1100 East Fourstones, £1095 Wydon, £1090 East Fourstones, £1080 Low Staples & Wydon

Charolais x heifers - £1270 Tenter House, £1085 East Fourstones, £1050 Stotsfold & East Fourstones, £1040 Harnham Hall, £1030 Wydon & East Fourstones, £1010 Cooper House, £4005 West Shields (x2)

Blonde x steers - £1325 Brownsleazes

Simmental x heifers - £1040 & £1020 Burnhill

Saler x steers - £1080 West Shields

Angus x steers - £1300, £1270 & £1220 Sweethope, £1140 Burnhill

Angus x heifers - £1000 Cooper House

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1010 Cooper House, £950 High Warden

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1170 Stotsfold, £1130 Quarry House, £1105 & £1100 Round Meadows, £1090 Woodhall, £1045 The Laws, £1040 Tedcastle, £1020 White Hills & The Laws, £1010 Farnbury, £1000 Tedcastle

Limousin x heifers - £1125 Highside, £1095 Farnbury, £1080 & £1075 Woodhall, £960 Round Meadows, £910 Thornley Hall

British Blue x steers – £1040 Woodhall

Charolais steers - £1050 Cooper House

Charolais heifers - £960 Cooper House

Charolais x steers - £1040 White Hills, £980 Thornley Hall

Charolais x heifers - £985 East Fourstones

Simmental steers - £1060 Wydon

Simmental x heifers - £955 Ross Farm

Hereford x steers - £950 White Hills

Breeding Cattle

Limousin x heifers with Calves - £2850, £2500 (x2), £2450 Tosson Glebe

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

The Cast Ewe ring at Hexham continues to travel at some pace with an overall average of £103.63.

Topping the trade was 2 Texel ewes at £180 from Messrs W H Davison and Son, Lough Green.

Not far behind at £172 was a pair of Suffolk ewes from FTW, Flotterton, Who also sold a pen of 5 North County Cheviots to £139.

Mule ewes continue to sell to extreme rates topping £129 twice for a pair from Mrs E M Bertram, Coldwell and a trio from FTW, Flotterton.

Blackface ewes sold £118 for a pen of 16 from Messrs J Oliver, East Barnley.

More continue to be wanted to meet the extreme demand here at Hexham.

Contact Office on 01434 605444 for entries.

Texel – £180 Lough Green

Texel x – £160 Baal Hill, £158 East Barnley, £155 Little Harle, £154 Parkside, £150 East Barnley, £148 Rawfoot, £132 East Barnley & Parkside, £128 Thockrington, Lee Hall & Midgeholme, £127 Little Harle, £126 Allergill, £125 East Newham, £118 & £116 Gunnerton Demesne

Suffolk - £172 Flotterton

Suffolk x- £147 Little Harle, £144 Morrowfield, £133 Gunnerton Demesne

Beltex x - £170 & £135 Bavington Hill Head, £130 Longlea, £128 Bavington Hill Head

Mule – £129 Coldwell & Flotterton, £128 East Newham, £127 Parkside, £125 East Barnley, £122 Rawfoot, £120 Lee Hall, £119 Little Harle & Flotterton, £118 Coldwell & Morrowfield, £114 Lunns House, £113 Gunnerton Demesne & Thockrington

Zwartbles x - £120 Chattlehope

NC Cheviot – £139, £124 & £120 Flotterton

Cheviot x - £105 & £100 Dunterley, £92 High Yarridge

Blackface – £118 East Barnley, £109 Troughend, £108 Chattlehope, £102 Coldwell, £100 Flotterton, £99 Little Harle, £98 West Deanraw

Swaledale – £88 Allergill

Cast Tups

Cast Tups topped £188 for a pen of 3 Texel Tups from loyal mart employee Libby Bertram, Coldwell.

Leicester Tups sold for £152 for a pair from Messrs W and JA Longlands, Rusheylaw.

Texel - £188 Coldwell, £175 Errington, £158 East Newham, £154 Hareshaw Allotment, £152 Rusheylaw

Leicester - £152 Rusheylaw

Store Hoggs

The Store Hoggs trade continues to rise with the overall average at £112.33 for all breeds.

Tup Hoggs dominated the top of the trade with a tup at £178 for a pair from Messrs R Thornton and Sons, Cornhills.

Messrs Dalton, Glenhill sold a Texel Tup Hogg to £174

Beltex x Hoggs sold for £156 for a tremendous trio from Messrs RR Reay & Sons, West Moorhouses.

Suffolk x Hoggs sold to a very swift trade topping at £143 from Messrs JR and LJ Chapman, High Alderheads.

Swale Tup Hoggs topped at £133 from Messrs Dalton, Glenhill.

Blackface Hoggs sold to £120 for a pair from Messrs WS Robson, Yatesfield.

More Hoggs wanted, contact the office on 01434 605444.

Contact Jack 07739 440457

Texel - £178 Cornhill, £174 Glenhill, £168 Flotterton, £165 & £152 Cornhill.

Texel x – £146 Reddishall, £145 Needless Hall, £142 Cockhall, £140 Gunnerton, £139 & £138 &138 Cockhall, £137 Midgeholme, £136 Nettle Hall, £135 Reddishall, £134 Grange Farm, £134 Palm Strothers, £132 Reddishall, £131 Redesmouth, £130 Low Mill Farm, £130 & £130 Laburnum, £130 West Moorhouses, £130 East Newham, £129 Lea Well, £128 Redesmouth, £128 Low Mill Farm, £128 Cockhall, £126 Morrowfield, £125 Cheviot, £125 Reddishall, £124 Midgeholme Farm, £124 Redesmouth, £124 Lunns House, £124 Grange Farm, £123 Redesmouth, £123 Low Mill Farm.

Suffolk x - £143 High Alderheads, £140 Laburnum, £140 Flotterton, £138 Morrowfield, £137 Lunns House, £136 & £132 Morrowfield, £126 Lunns House, £126 Laburnum, £124 High Alderheads, £120 Cheviot, £119 Allenheads, £119 Lunns House, £118 Midgeholme, £118 Lunns House.

Beltex - £170 Glenhill

Beltex x – £156 West Moorhouses, £150 Dotland, £150 Needless Hall, £144 Camphill, £138 Needless Hall, £129 Camphill.

Mule– £126 Needless Hall, £116 Redesmouth, £115 Flotterton, £114 Allenheads, £112 & £108 Redesmouth.

Dutch Texel - £128 Camphill.

Cheviot - £156, £118 & £117 Flotterton.

Cross - £122 Lunns House

Blackface – £120 Yatesfield, £115 Quickening Cote, £100 High Yarridge.

Swaledale- £133 Glenhill, £102 & £96 Allenheads, £94 Allergill Farm.

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 9th March 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Small but handy show of clean heifers, plenty of weight forward but sold to £1433.25 for a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs TW Dinning & Son, Watch Currock and sold to a high of 227.5ppkg twice with heifers from Messrs J Lee & Sons, Morley Hill and Messrs TW Dinning & Sons, Watch Currock. Next week sees our Easter Primestock show for clean cattle.

Charolais x Heifers - £1271.85 & 208.5p Barker House

Limousin x Heifers – £1433.25, £1408.05 Watch Currock, £1387.75 Morley Hill, £1315.88 Barker House, £1242.93 Watch Currock

227.5p Morley Hill, 227.5p (x2) Watch Currock

Cast Cows & OTM

Fewer Cast cows forward this week, with a leaner show on offer compared to last week. Trade still buoyant and matches the previous weeks extreme rates.

Two cows broke the £1500 barrier this week. Topping the sale at £1581.05 was a Pedigree Simmental cow from Mr JJ & JM Sanders, Bavington Hill Head.

A pedigree Angus cow from Mrs E Lishman, Fell Lane realised £1504.50. Highest price per kilo cow this week came from The Lee family, Morley Hill with a Limousin cross cow selling to 173.5ppkg.

With numbers tightening now the next few weeks we expect this trade to hang around for a bit and are actively looking for more to meet the demand here at Hexham. Please call Drew on 07854361967.

Angus Bull - £1147.50 & 112.5p Barrasford Green

Angus x – £979.23 & £824.15 West Shields

155.5p & 149.5p West Shields

Angus - £1504.50 Fell Lane, £1405.30 South Farm, £985.49 Fell Lane

149.5p South Farm, 147.5p & 144.5p Fell Lane

British Blue - £1257.88 & £1083.88 Cornhills

173.5p & 149.5p Cornhills

British Blue x - £669.38 & 127.5p Camphill

Beef Shorthorn - £896.28 & 145.5p West Shields

Limousin Bull - £1084.00 & 135.5p Ouston

Limousin x - £1353.30 Morley Hill, £1348.00 Colepike, £ 1081.85 Colwell Hill, £1069.84 Morley Hill, £1067.50 Camphill, £1066.05 Ouston

173.5p Morley Hill, 168.5p Colepike, 155.5p Morley Hill, 154.5p Brieredge, 154.5p Ouston, 152.5p Camphill.

Simmental - £1581.05 & 153.5p Bavington Hill Head

Simmental x - £729.57 & 124.5p China Hall

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

More hoggs forward this week and a better show returning an average 26p up on the week.

Top price of £150 for a Texel cross from Baal Hill and 344.7p from Ingoe Low Hall (Ingoe Low Hall, 51 hoggs average 316.5p)

Another great pen of 31 from Butsfield Burn averaged £147.14.

Texel x – £150 Baal Hill, £148.50, £148, £147.50 (x2) & £146 Butsfield Burn, £145 Ingoe Low Hall, £144.50 & £143.50 Butsfield Burn, £141 & £139 (x2) Ingoe Low Hall, £139 New Dotland & Colepike, £138.50 Grange Farm, £137 Colepike & Flotterton, £136.50 Ingoe Low Hall, £136 Bingfield Combe, £136, £135 & £134.50 Grange Farm, £134 West Moorhouses, Ingoe Low Hall, New Dotland, West Shield, Bingfield Combe & Springwell Cottage, £133.50 Grange Farm, £133 Ingoe Low Hall, New Dotland & Grange Farm, £132.5 Grange Farm, £132 West Shields, £131 Ingoe Low Hall, £130 Grange Farm, £129.50 West Shields, £129 East Newham, Ingoe Low Hall & Springwell Cottage

344.7p Ingoe Low Hall, 331.7p Grange Farm, 327.9p & 323.3p (x2) Ingoe Low Hall, 323.1p Flotterton, 317.5p Springwell Cottage, 316.7p Ingoe Low Hall & New Dotland, 314.6p Ingoe Low Hall, 314.0p Grange Farm, 312.2p East Newham, 311.6p New Dotland & Ingoe Low Hall, 311.4p Springwell Cottage, 310.5p Ingoe Low Hall, 307.3p Colepike, 304.4p Flotterton, 302.5p East Newham, 302.3p Grange Farm, 302.2p Bingfield Combe, 300.0p Low Staples & Springwell Cottage, 297.8p West Moorhouses, 296.3p East Newham, 295.2p Baal Hill, 294.7p East Newham, 294.4p Grange Farm, 294.3p West Shields, 292.7p East Newham, 290.8p & 290.0p West Shields

Suffolk x – £142 Flotterton, £138.50 Grange Farm, £137 New Dotland, £135 Grange Farm, £129 Baal Hill

287.2p Grange Farm, 286.3p New Dotland, 284.0p Flotterton, 280.4p Baal Hill

Beltex x - £148, £147 & £140 West Moorhouses

341.5p West Moorhouses, 314.6p Springwell Cottage, 306.3p West Moorhouses, 305.0p & 302.7P Low Staples, 302.0p West Moorhouses

Charollais x - £115 & 287.5p Flotterton

Leicester - £135 & 259.6p Baal Hill

Mule – £133 Baal Hill, £131.50 Grange Farm

285.9p Grange Farm, 280.0p Great Chesters, 267.7p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £134 Flotterton, £125 Bingfield Combe

291.3p Flotterton, 284.1p Bingfield Combe

Cheviot - £120, £114.50, £114 & £113.50 Flotterton

293.6p, 292.7p, 292.3p & 291.0p Flotterton

Blackface - £138 & £132 Whiteside, £123 New Dotland

284.2p New Dotland, 282.9p Great Chesters

Swaledale- £101 & 252.5p Baal Hill

Herdwick - £87 & 255.9p New Dotland

Cast Ewes

Texel x - £124 Fairspring

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 5th March 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their Special March Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle and offered a catalogued entry of 574 head of top quality suckler bred cattle from noted herd masters from across Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria & The Scottish Borders.

Following the guidelines as set out by The Livestock Auctioneers Association and adhering to the recommended ‘Drop & Go’ policy the auctioneers conducted a smaller scale prize show than is usual at this time of year which was well-supported by many loyal show calf vendors and we thank them for their continued support in these difficult times.

With show cattle exhibits from Northumberland, County Durham & Peeblesshire the slimmed-down classes were presided over by regular buyers at this centre Ian & Charlotte Bowe, Northallerton.  The father and daughter team were faced with some outstanding calves and worked diligently towards their line-up and championship.

Taking the John Davison Millenium Trophy and Overall Championship this year was a super sharp and stylish red Limousin cross heifer consigned by regular vendors at this centre and cattle showmen of renown with a now proven track record across the UK show circuit Messrs Lee, Harwood shield, Hexhamshire.  The sweet heifer at ten months of age had been sired by the Annett bred Limousin stock sire, which had also been purchased at this centre and was out of a home-bred Blue-cross-Limousin cow.  As always the Harwood shield offering was turned out to perfection for Micky Lee by his dedicated stockmen Michael Chalmers and Craig Ridley and once again their efforts proved fruitful with the Champion selling at 12 noon and quickly scaling to £1520 with the hammer falling in favour of the judges.

Standing as a worthy Reserve Champion was the first prize steer, a big and powerful Blue cross bullock at 11 months from similarly highly regarded producers and previous victors at this centre Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm, Tow Law, County Durham. The steely blue bullock displayed great potential as it followed the Champion into the ring and surpassed the previous tariff by climbing to £1640 being purchased by Frank Tomlinson, Wigton.

Prize List;

Champion – Limousin cross heifer – Messrs Lee, Harwood shield

Reserve Champion – Blue cross steer – Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm

Steers;

1st – Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm

2nd – Messrs Lee, Harwood shield

3rd – Messrs Harding, West End Town.

Heifers;

1st - Messrs Lee, Harwood shield

2nd – Messrs Lee, Morley Hill

3rd – Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm

The auctioneers would like to thank all involved with the show; our exhibitors, judges, prize winners and purchasers and we look forward to the lifting of the lockdown so we can welcome spectators back into the market to witness the quality of cattle presented for show which is unrivalled within the county and stands amongst the best in the country.

The sale proper began, as always with the entry of older, forward sorts and these show no signs of easing at Hexham. Trade for cattle in excess of 18 months of age peaked at £1540 for a simply superb pure bred Limousin heifer from noted consignors Messrs Carruthers, Silloans, Otterburn and the family enjoyed another from their commercial pure-bred herd at £1510 to cap a great days trading at Hexham. Robin Macdonald, Low Middleton, Belford also exceeded the fifteen hundred barrier at £1520 for another heifer which easily compared to the class topper.

Steers in this age bracket were similarly in demand and sold at a pace all morning.  Messrs Cuthbert, Wingate South rang the bell at £1460 for the best of their Limmy bred offering and averaged £1381 for seven cracking, well-bred bullocks from the Morpeth based family at 19-24 months of age.  

Messrs Scott, Corneyside brought out another hefty run of cattle by the Limousin bull and these too sold well on the day.  Their best heifer cashed at £1380 and with steers topping at £1325 the Matfen farmers enjoyed an average of £1244 for eight and seven sold respectively.

Philip Tomlinson, Sunniside, Consett led the Angus cattle trade and saw his three steers at 22 months sell at a worthy £1400, £1400 and £1390 returning a level average for a level trio at £1396 per head.

The middle age bracket, those from 11 to 17 months of age did look marginally easier on the week despite several show types at 12 months falling into this class, notably a quite fantastic Black heifer from the triumphant Lee family which courted interest from across the British Isles. This one rattled past her stablemate Champions price tag and soared to £1750 finding her new home and no doubt a bright future with a delighted Welsh purchaser.

Likewise the aforementioned Messrs Rochester and Murray continued in the same vein of form on the day and their third prize heifer, a sparky red offering with bags of potential equalled and edged past her companion for the last twelve months and sold for £1650 to the same purchaser as the reserve champion. 

The standout consignment of cattle in this age group were by far and away the phenomenal run from Messrs Browell, Quarry House.  The well-known stockmen came to town with what can only be described as a stupendous batch of Limmy cross calves at 12-13 months and the bell rang so many times you would be excused for thinking another royal wedding was taking place!

Quite simply steers at £1450 twice, £1400, £1350 and £1300 were equalled by their sisters at £1440 down to £1280 returning a blistering £1371 for 11 sold at twelve to thirteen months of age – a trade which will not be replicated anywhere in the county this spring.

Over 25% of the entry sold in excess of £1200 per head, half of which were over £1300 with twenty cattle selling beyond £1400 which contributed to an overall sale average of exactly £1100 with steers returning at £1129 per head and heifers coming back at £1063.  It was however the youngest class of cattle, buoyed on by a good number of calves with show ring potential that saw the greatest lift seen so far this year.

All calves sold in the ‘ten months and younger’ age class averaged £1071 per head and highlights were plentiful and applauded for the stockmanship so obviously employed in exhibiting cattle of such quality at this centre.

With the bulk of show calves dispensed with it was Messrs Lee, Morley Hill; long standing supporters of this sale and this centre that attained top spot on the day with their sleek, black nine month old, second prize heifer.  The Limousin cross lady came into the ring and there was a palpable air of anticipation with bidding pace immediately fast and furious the obvious quality of the calf came to the fore until eventually settling at £2250 again to Mr Tomlinson, Wigton.

With this heifer amongst a cracking run calves with Limousin, Simmental & British Blue breeding present The Lee family once again returned home happy to the hills of Whitfield from Hexham Mart with their nine steers and six heifers having averaged a mighty £1247 per head throughout proving just reward and best return is always attainable at this centre.

Similarly far-travelled cattle are easily placed to advantage at Hexham as attested by the Cockburn Brothers of Kingside, Peeblesshire who made the journey to Hexham and secured £1390 for their best heifer and £1140 for their only steer on the day to average an unexpected and yet most welcomed £1111 for eight calves sold from North of The Border.

One of the youngest runs of calves and certainly one of the most sought after were the very well-bred types from Ridley & David Milburn, Wallend, Greenhead. At just eight and nine months of age the Cumbrian cattle once again sold well through the Hexham ring and delighted father and son Messrs Milburn with steers peaking at £1280 and heifers selling to £1115 for the Brampton based breeders of renown that averaged £1086 for eight and six sold on the day.

Young bulls are now in demand at Hexham and the auctioneers would welcome enquiry from those with such sorts to sell.  Leading this trade on the day was Benedict Bates of Nilston Rigg Farms with an eight month old entire Limousin calf that travelled well past his expected level to sell at £920 for the Langley based producer.

Next week sees the culmination of the annual Young Farmers competition and entries are invited for cataloguing alongside the highly prized calves overwintered by the stockmen and women of the future. 

If you have cattle to sell and wish to explore how the Hexham ring – the most established within the county which is also highly regarded across the country for the quality of cattle consigned for sale on a weekly basis – can benefit your business then please contact our team.  Our auctioneers will be delighted to discuss how best we can help you achieve best return for your store cattle and would be pleased to visit your farm, by strict appointment only during lockdown, to appraise your cattle based on the levels seen at this centre.

To enter cattle for sale at Hexham next Friday please call The Mart Offices on 01434 605444 by 10:30am on Monday morning.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers - £1430 Wingates South, £1380, £1360 & £1315 Lunns House, £1315 Wingates South (x2)

Limousin x heifers – £1540 & £1510 Silloans

Angus x steers - £1400 & £1390 Sunniside

Angus x heifers – £1160 & £1120 Tritlington Hall

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1460 & £1400 Wingates South, £1325 Corneyside, £1320 Wingates South, £1310 Fallowfield, £1300 Lunns House, £1290 & £1270 Corneyside, £1250 Silloans, £1240 Fallowfield, £1230 Corneyside (x2)

Limousin x heifers - £1520 Low Middleton, £1380 Corneyside, £1360 Lunns House, £1320 & £1290 Silloans, £1290 Corneyside, £1260 Silloans, £1240 Corneyside, £1210 Luns House, £1200 & £1190 Corneyside

British Blue x steers - £1290, £1250 & £1190 Fallowfield, £1150 Midgeholme & Fallowfield

Charolais x steers – £1180 Pelton House

Simmental x steers – £1300 (x2) & £1150 Fallowfield

Angus x steers – £1400 Sunniside, £1290 & £1270 Tritlington Hall, £1250 Fallowfield, £1225 Lowfield

Angus x heifers – £1110 Tritlington Hall, £1100 East Newham

Hereford x steers - £1345 Fallowfield

Luing steers - £1100 Fallowfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1640 Glebe Farm, £1450 (x2), £1400 & £1300 Quarry House, £1335 Beacon Rigg, £1300 Quarry House, £1280 Stotsfold (x2) & Wallend, £1260 Whiteside & Stotsfold, £1250 Woodhead, £1240 Embleton Mill, Stotsfold & Evistones, £1230 Morley Hill, £1225 Rogerley Hall, £1205 Corneyside, £1200 Stotsfold, £1195 Woodhead & Whiteside, £1180 Stotsfold & Lowfield, £1175 Evistones, £1170 Comb Hill & Rogerley Hall, £1150 Whiteside, £1145 Lowfield, £1140 Beacon Rigg, £1135 Low Middleton, £1130 Embleton Mill & Lowfield, £1120 Embleton Mill (x2), £1105 Stotsfold, £1100 Harwood Shield, £1095 Wallend, £1090 Woodhead, Rogerley Hall & Whiteside, £1085 Rusheylaw & Agars Hill, £1080 Harwood Shield (x2) & Evistones, £1070 Embleton Mill & East Loanend, £1060 Embleton mill, £1055 Rusheylaw, £1050 Whiteside

Limousin x heifers – £1750 Harwood Shield, £1440, £1360, £1310, £1300 & £1280 Quarry House, £1220 Glower Oer Him, £1210 Kingside, £1190 Little Swinburne, £1150 Beacon Rigg, £1140 Woodhead, £1120 Harwood Shield, £1115 Wallend, £1100 Embleton Mill, Whiteside & Todhillwood, £1080 Woodhead, Agars Hill & Wallend, £1075 Rogerley Hall, £1070 Low  Middleton,  Little Swinburne & Whiteside, £1050 Low Middleton, Woodhead & Rogerley Hall

British Blue x steers -£1160 Harwood Shield, £1115 High West House

British Blue x heifers - £1430 & £1070 Morley Hill, £1050 East Newham

Charolais x steers - £1215 & £1175 Pelton House

Charolais x heifers - £1165 Hackford

Simmental x steers – £1215 & £1150 Stotsfold

Angus x steers - £1185, £1080, £1065 (x2), £1050 Lowfield

Angus x heifers - £1085 West Butsfield

Beef Shorthorn steers - £900 Rusheylaw

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1300 Rusheylaw, £1250 Stotsfold, £1240 Harwood Shield, £1200 Woodhead, £1195 Beukley, £1165 Todhillwood, £1160 Beacon Rigg, £1140 Agars Hill, £1110 Todhillwood, £11105 Rogerley Hall, £1090, £1085 & £1070 Wallend, £1050 Beukley, £1040 East Loanend & Nilston Rigg, £1030 Embleton Mill & Nilston R   igg, £1010 Harwood Shield, £1000 Whiteside

Limousin x heifers - £2250 Morley Hill, £1650 Glebe Farm, £1520 Harwood Shield, £1390 Kingside, £1280 Harwood Shield, £1190 Kingside, £1130 Morley Hill, £1120 Whiteside, £1110 Kingside, £1100 Beacon Rigg, £1080 Harwood Shield, Whiteside & Wallend, £1075 Morley Hill, £1060 Harwood Shield, £1055 East Loanend, £1035 Todhillwood, £1030 Harwood Shield, £1010 East Loanend, £1000 Agars Hill & Glower Oer Him

British Blue x steers – £1285 & £1235 Morley Hill, £1230 Rusheylaw, £1140 Kingside, £1130 West End Town, £1100 Harwood Shield, £1045 & £1025 High West House

Simmental x steers - £1180 & £1095 Morley Hill

Angus x heifers - £960 West Butsfield (x2)

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another extreme trade was seen in the cast ewe ring at Hexham with an overall average of £96.13 with the Texel x section averaging £121.51.

Topping the sale at £190 on two separate occasions were Texel ewes from Messrs WN & JC Gilhespy, Tedcastle.

A pair of Suffolk x ewes topped at £150 from Messrs P & EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope.

A tremendous pen of 9 Mule ewes from MW & CM Ridley, Shitlington Hall topped at £125.

Blackface ewes topped at £112 from Messrs CH & S Peart, Hareshaw. A pen of 9 from Messrs JE Woodman & Sons, Great Chesters sold for £109.

With a great ring full of buyers, why not give us a try next week to meet the strong buyer demand?

Contact Jack 07739 440457

Texel – £190 Tedcastle (x2), £182 West Shaftoe & Lords Lot

Texel x – £164 West Shaftoe, £150 Felton Demesne, £148 West Shaftoe, £146 Lords Lot, £144 Hareshaw Allotment, £143 Low Eshells, £142 West Shaftoe, Closehead & Linacres, £139 Lords Lot, £137 Aydonshields, £134 Low Eshells, £132 Delight Farm & Hareshaw Allotment, £130 West Shaftoe, Linacres (x2) & Hareshaw Allotment, £125 Lords Lot, £124 Low Eshells, Aydonshields &  Morrowfield, £120 Irestone, Closehead, Great Chesters, Low Staples & Stobby lea, £118 Bridgeford, £116 West End & Felton Demesne

Suffolk x- £150 Middle Horsleyhope, £144 Low Eshells & Delight Farm, £138 Middle Horsleyhope & Hareshaw Allotment, £134 Felton Demesne, £130 Tedcastle, £120 Felton Demesne & Aydonshields, £118 Hareshaw Allotment (x2)

Beltex x - £146, £136 & £124 Middle Horsleyhope, £124 Hareshaw Allotment, £120 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester - £112 West End

Mule – £125 Shitlington Hall, £119 Morrowfield, £117 Lords Lot, £116 East Knitsley, Low Eshells & Linacres, £111 Brinkburnhope & Dipton Foot, £108 Irestone & Delight Farm, £104 Closehead, £103 Sweethope

Cheviot Mule – £116 Lords Lot, £115 Bavington Hill Head

Charollais x - £112 Linacres

Cheviot – £122 Lords Lot

Blackface – £112 Hareshaw, £109 Great Chesters, £100 Low Greenley Cleugh, £99 Closehead, £92 Brinkburnhope, £90 Great Chesters

Swaledale – £74 Lords Lot, £72 Stobby Lea & The Brigg, £68 Lords Lot, £65 Irestone & Bridgeford, £64 Buckshot

Herdwick - £60 Irestone

Cast Tups

Cast Tups sold to another extreme trade with 3 Charollais tups from Mr SJ North Lewis, Colwell South Farm selling for £168.

Blackface Rams sold to £122 from R & P O’kane, Closehead.

Texel - £152 Closehead

Charollais x - £168 & £128 Colwell South Farm

Leicester - £140 Bavington Hill Head

Blackface – £122 Closehead

Store Hoggs

The dearest trade of the season was seen in the store hogg ring at Hexham today with new buyer’s ringside competing for all shapes and sizes.

Topping the sale was a Texel Hogg at £157 from Mr C Heslop, Lords Lot.

Charollais x hoggs from JJ & JM Sanders, Bavington Hill Head topped at £149. The Sanders team sold 57 hoggs to average £139.07 including a pen of 50 Welsh Mules at £140.

Messrs Peart, Hareshaw sold 3 Blackface hoggs to £127.

TA Collingwood & Sons, Ambling Gate sold 3 Mule hoggs to £126 and a pen of 4 Swale Tup Hoggs to £124.

More continue to be wanted to satisfy demand.

Contact Jack 07739 440457

Texel - £157 Lords Lot

Texel x – £141 Delight Farm & Bavington Hill Head, £135 Yetlington Lane, £134 Townshields & Linacres, £131 Bensons Fell, £130 Laburnum Cottage, Yetlington Lane & Linacres, £126 Bensons Fell, £118 Linacres

Suffolk x - £138 Morrowfield & Delight Farm, £130 & £125 Morrowfield, £123 Laburnum Cottage, £120 Bingfield

Beltex - £114 Linacres (Miss A Walton)

Beltex x – £141 Craigie Hall, £137 Great Tosson, £134 Morrowfield, £133 Rowley Link, £132 Craigie Hall, £124 Great Tosson, £117 Middle Horsleyhope

Charollais x - £149 Bavington Hill Head

Welsh Mule - £140 Bavington Hill Head,

Mule – £126 Ambling Gate

Leicester - £121 Stewartshield Meadows

Cheviot Mule - £95 Mount Pleasant

Cheviot - £126 the Brigg

Jacob - £72 Catless

Cross - £104 Loadman, £98 Felton Demesne

Blackface – £127 Hareshaw, £121 Townshields, £113 The Brigg, £106 Thornton Towers, £105 Birtleyshield, £101 Townfoot, £98 Great Tosson, £95 Great Tosson Cottages

Swaledale- £124 Ambling Gate

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Clean cattle trade dearer on the week. A fantastic Charolais x heifer from FT Walton selling to 249.5ppkg. Limousin x heifers from the same home selling to 242.5ppkg.

Charolais x Heifers - £1422.15, £1377.00, £1287.00 Flotterton

249.5p, 229.5p & 219.5p Flotterton

Limousin x Heifers – £1398.40 & £1359.95 Paxton Dene, £1338.60 Flotterton

242.5p Flotterton, 230.5p Paxton Dene

Cast Cows & OTM

The Hexham Cast Cow Train keeps steaming on with a flyer of a trade this week! The most extreme rates seen so far with 45 cows going on to average 151ppkg.

More producers travelling to take advantage of the Hexham ring with cows coming from north of Alnwick to Durham. It was cows from the West part of the County, from J & A Moralee, Hard Riding, that stole the show selling to 184.5ppkg and their second cow taking the highest grossing spot selling to £1471.90.

British Blue x cows sold well for Mr JR Thompson, The Fawns selling to 173.5ppkg and highest grossing British Blue x cow came from the great run of cows from Messrs JE Woodman & Sons, Great Chesters, selling to £1397.83.

A mention must go to a lovely run of pure Simmental cows from North of the County from Messrs J Walton & Son Rock Home Farm, Alnwick which went on to average £1254.33.

Native cows again selling to a premium with Angus x cows from Messrs R Rutherford & Sons, Kingswood, realising £1381.25.

Please feel free to Contact Drew if you are debating to sell any cast cattle on 07854 361967

Angus x - £1381.25 Kingswood, £1015.88 Springwell

162.5p Kingswood, 157.5p Springwell

British Blue - £1214.38 & 167.5p Make-Me-Rich

British Blue x - £1397.83 Great Chesters, £1089.58 The Fawns

173.5p The Fawns, 149.5p Great Chesters

Charolais Bull - £1254.75 & 119.5p Make-Me-Rich

Charolais x - £1244.25 & 157.5p Springwell

Limousin x -£1471.90 & £1402.20 Hard Riding, £1339.05, £1323.25 & £1316.00 Quarry House, £1266.55 Thornton Towers, £1260.38 & £1240.43 Great Chesters, £1204.13 Low Eshells

184.5p & 179.5p Hard Riding, 173.5p Thornton Towers, 170.5p Low Houselop, 169.5p Quarry House, 168.5p Great Chesters, 167.5p Quarry House, 166.5p Make-Me-Rich & Great Chesters, 164.5p Quarry House

Luing x - £953.70 & 144.5p Blueburn

Red Poll - £769.07 & 118.5p China Hall

Simmental - £1360.41 & £1289.40 The Rock

165.5p & 153.5p The Rock

Simmental x - £982.98 & 143.5p The Fawns

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A very mixed show of sheep forward this week with entry including a good number of heavy hoggs as well as some end of season store hoggs.

Best sorts continuing to sell well to a top of £147 from Mickley Moor & £3.00/KG from The Fawns.

Another 30 strong hoggs again this week from Butsfield Burn averaged £141.33.

Texel x – £147 Mickley Moor, £145 Butsfield Burn, £144.50 & £144 Low Eshells, £143 The Fawns, £142.50 Butsfield Burn, £142 Colepike, £141.50 & £141 Butsfield Burn, £140.50 Baal Hill, £140 Butsfield Burn & High Salmonswell, £139 Mickley Moor (x2), £138 Great Bavington, £137 Dalton Hill Head & Colepike, £136 Mickley Moor, £135 Colwell Hill, Kellah, West Shields & The Fawns (x2), £134.50 Low Eshells & The Fawns, £133.50 The Fawns, £133 Lunns House & Colepike, £131 The Fawns, £130.50 Baal Hill, £130 Colepike, £129 Dalton Hill Head, £128 West Shields & Colepike, £127 Middle Heads & The Fawns, £126.50 Baal Hill, £126 Kellah, West Shields, The Fawns & Colepike, £125.50 Great Bavington, £125 West Shields (x2) & Colepike

300.0p, 295.4p, 294.1p, 293.5p, 291.1p, 290.2p, 289.5p & 288.4p The Fawns, 287.5p West Shields & Baal Hill, 286.7p Dalton Hill Head, 286.4p Colepike, 284.2p Middle Heads, 284.1p West Shields & Colepike, 283.8p Lunns House, 283.7p Kellah, 279.6p Dalton Hill Head, 278.9p Great Bavington, 278.6p & 275.5p The Fawns, 275.0p Great Chesters, 274.4p Middle Heads, 271.9p Baal Hill, 271.7p West Shields, 271.1p Low Eshells, 269.1p Great Tosson, & West Shields, 269.0p The Fawns, 268.2p Lunns House, 268.1p Kellah & West Shields, 266.7p West Shields & Colepike, 265.4p Great Bavington, 265.3p Colepike, 264.4p High Alderheads, 263.5p Colepike, 263.4p Lunns House, 262.5p Middle Heads, 222.0p Butsfield Burn, 260.8p Colepike

Suffolk x – £144 Baal Hill, £142.50, £141 & £138 Butsfield Burn, £136 Great Bavington, £133 Baal Hill, £124.50 Great Bavington, £124 Baal Hill, £123 & £121 Great Bavington, £120 High Alderheads & Lunns House (x2)

286.1p Great Bavington, 281.8p Baal Hill, 276.7p & 275.0p Great Bavington, 260.8p Baal Hill, 260.4p Butsfield Burn, 258.9p High Alderheads, 256.69 Great Bavington, 255.3p High Alderheads

Beltex x - £139 & £137 St Oswalds

268.6p & 262.3p St Oswalds

Charollais x - £142, £137.50 & £131 Dalton Hill Head

272.9p, & 264.4p Dalton Hill Head

Mule – £131 Kellah & Baal Hill, £123 Colwell Hill, £122.50 & £110 Great Chesters

278.4p Great Chesters, 269.2p Baal Hill, 261.9p Great Chesters, 261.7p Colwell Hill, 255.3p Kellah, 247.2p Baal Hill, 240.3p Great Tosson

Blackface - £130 Kellah, £120.50 Great Chesters

280.2p Great Cheaters, 260.0p & 251.4p Great Tosson, 241.0p Great Tosson Cottages

Swaledale- £111 Colwell Hill, £100 Baal Hill

250.0p Colwell Hill, 243.9p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes

Texel x - £106 High Salmonswell

Charollais x - £95 Dalton Hill Head

Zwartbles x - £100 High Salmonswell

Leicester - £80 Kellah

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 26th February 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their final store cattle sale in the month of February and offered 518 head of top quality beef bred sorts from across Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria, Tyne & Wear and also cattle from as far as Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway.

The sale peaked at £1490 for an outstanding Limousin heifer from Messrs Allgood, Nunwick, Simonburn who sold an exceptional run of heifers, including their best stabiliser at £1385 to average £1320 at 18-20 months. The same noted North Tyne producers sold a great run of steers at the same age to £1405 and an average of £1325 for six cracking bullocks sold on the day.

The top honours in the bullock entry were shared on the day with the joint top price going firstly to Ian Scott & Sons, Corneyside, Matfen who cashed a great run of Limmy cattle at 20 months of age which peaked at £1440 for steers and £1335 for heifers, six of each averaging a greatly deserved £1322 throughout selling to many return purchasers.

Messrs Walker Bros, Satley also rang the bell at the same figure for a trademark heavyweight pair of Simmental cross steers at 18 months of age with their best Charolais steer changing hands at £1420. The County Durham based cattlemen of renown sold six thumping bullocks on the day and returned an average just four pounds short of fourteen hundred at £1396 across the board.

Whilst not perhaps the levels of last week Angus cattle figured highly amongst the top prices and Mr Geoff Roddam, Black Carts, Humshaugh topped these lines at £1390 twice to average £1341 for twelve sold with two hefty Luing steers selling at £1290 and £1250.

Once again the middle bracket of cattle (11-17months) were great to sell and were dominated by a special packet of cattle at 13-14 months, very, very well bred Limousin cross sorts from Messrs Walton, Farnbury. The Alston based family topped the class at £1410 for a tremendous black bullock with another at £1380 and the best of their female offering hitting the heights at £1360. Messrs Walton enjoyed a deserved average on the day of £1300 for 2 steers and 2 heifers bred high in the Cumbrian hills above Alston making the trip to Hexham more than worth their while.

Since the turn of the year it has been the youngest class of cattle which have looked the best trade week on week through the Hexham ring and this week was no exception.  Cattle at ten months of age and younger levelled at £958 throughout and highlights were many and commonplace.  Leading the pack this week and flying the flag for the British Blue breed was a super heifer from Willie & Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw that climbed to a worthy £1280 for the Birtley based father and son team.

A cracking pen of Blue and Limmy cross bred calves were brought out by another such duo – Roly and Stuey Carr, Little Bavington and these garnered a deal of attention by breeders and feeders alike.  Their best, a sweet and shapely heifer that many modern herdmasters would have no hesitation in bulling climbed to £1240 and a bullock brother followed at £1190 to complete a nice trade for the Capheaton family farming enterprise.

Charolais calves were perhaps more sought after than previously and Robin Shield, Wheat Hall, Sunderland saw the best of his well-wintered sorts climb to £1170 twice for hefty steer calves. A tremendous run of 35 calves, which included a pair of Charolais steers at 9 months which realised £1090 each were sent to Hexham by Martin Wallace, White Hills, Newton Stewart and the annual consignment sold well to average £1037, an increase of over £120 per head on the year.

The breakdown of the entire trade included over eighty cattle that changed hand in excess of £1200, forty-six of which surpassed £1300 per head.  With the special March prize show and sale to be held next week the auctioneers have been encouraged by the levels attained for a more mixed entry which included the older portion of the sale returning at £1208 per head for cattle at 18 months and older and the youngest bracket (at ten months or less) levelling at £958 throughout.

The auctioneers are keen to hear from any producers over the weekend who may wish to enter cattle for the sale next week which will include an adapted show schedule that ensures the company and our conduct remains within the guidelines as recommended by the Livestock Auctioneers Association. Should you wish to discuss consigning cattle for sale and the show please contact any of our team on their personal mobile numbers over the weekend or by 10:30am next Monday morning on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers - £1440 Corneyside, £1405 Nunwick, £1400 Wingates South, £1390 Corneyside, £1380 Lunns House & Wingates South, £1340 Corneyside, £1320 Lunns House & Wingates South , £1300 Corneyside & Nunwick, £1280 Corneyside

Limousin x heifers –£1490 & £1360 Nunwick, £1335 & £1280 Corneyside, £1210 White House

Simmental x steers - £1285 White Hills

Simmental x heifers - £1200 Broomfield

Angus heifers - £1225 East Uppertown

Angus x heifers – £1300 Allendale Farm

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers –£1410 Lunns House, £1360 Wingates South, £1330 White Hills, £1325 Lunns House, £1300 Nunwick, £1280 & £1255 Fallowfield, £1250 Nunwick & Wheat Hall, £1200 (x2) & £1190 South Brandon, £1190 Fallowfield

Limousin x heifers -£1310, £1300 & £1270 Corneyside, £1225 Nunwick, £1190 Blackhalls, £1170 White Hills, £1155 & £1140 White House, £1085 South Farm, £1080 Blackhalls

British Blue x steers - £1080 South Brandon

British Blue x heifers - £1210 Nunwick

Charolais x steers – £1420 Satley Farm, £1400 Nunwick, £1330 Springwell, £1300 Satley farm, £1280 & £1200 Fallowfield

Charolais x heifers - £1255 Rare Dean, £1150 Springwell, £1100 Gallowhill, £1070 Springwell, £1050 Gallowhill (x2), £1000 Springwell

Simmental x steers – £1440, £1410 & £1370 Satley Farm

Stabilizer heifers - £1385 Nunwick

Stabilizer x heifers - £1345 Nunwick

Angus x steers – £1390 (x2) & £1380 (x2) Blackcarts, £1370 Blackhalls & Blackcarts (x2), £13470 & £1330 Blackcarts, £1320 Rare Dean, £1300, £1290, £1280 & £1270 Blackcarts, £1210 Wingates South, £1180 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £1190 & £1140 Allendale Farm, £1130 Blackhalls, £1100 Allendale Farm, £1070 Blackhalls

Longhorn steers - £1010 South Brandon

Luing steers - £1290 & £1250 Blackcarts, £1170 Fallowfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1410 & £1380 Farnbury, £1330 South Brandon, £1300 Sherburn Tower, £1260 & £1190 South Brandon, £1170 Dykehead & Allenshields, £1150 White House, £1145 & £1140 Twizell Hall, £1135 & £1120 Allenshields, £1080 (x2) & £1070 Heatheridge

Limousin x heifers – £1360 Farnbury, £1125 & £1110 Allenshields, £1095 Highside, £1050 Farnbury, £1040 Allenshields, £1015 Wheat Hall, £1005 Little Bavington, £1000 Rusheylaw, Thornley Hall (x2) & Hawksteel, £990 Harnham Hall & Low Ardley, £985 Hawksteel, £955 Lowfield, £950 Dykehead & Rusheylaw

British Blue x steers -£1200 Twizell Hall

British Blue x heifers - £1220 Twizell Hall

Charolais x steers - £1215 Fallowfield, £1205 Springwell, £1200 White House, £11960 Fallowfield, £1165 Pelton House, £1160 Springwell, £1130 White Hills, £1120 Pelton House

Charolais x heifers - £1170, £1050 & £1000 White Hills, £965 Harnham Hall

Simmental x steers – £1090 White Hills & Ross Farm (x2), £1060 White Hills, £1045, £1040, £1030 & £1000 (x4) Ross Farm

Simmental x heifers - £980 Ross FARM, £950 White Hills

Angus x steers - £1085 Barrasford Green, £1025 Harnham Hall, £990 Hedley Park, £975 Barrasford Green

Angus x heifers - £980 Blackhalls

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1170 Wheat Hall, £1100 South Brandon

Hereford x steers - £1010 White Hills

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1190 Little Bavington, £1150 & £1145 Todhillwood, £1100 Sherburn Tower, £1095 Allenshields, £1090 Todhillwood, £1080 Tedcastle &^ Todhillwood, £1050 Little Bavington & Tedcastle, £1040 Hownsgill, £1025 Tedcastle, £1000 Grindon Hill & Allenshields, £995 Prospect Grange & Tedcastle (x2), £990 Grindon Hill & Allenshields, £975 Grindon Hill, £970 Low Ardley, £965 Grindon Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1240 Little Bavington, £1165 Sherburn Tower, £1100 Rusheylaw (x2), £1050 & £1035 Todhillwood, £980 Thornley Hall, £970 Prospect Grange & Grindon Hill

British Blue x steers – £990 West End Town, £950 Little Bavington

British Blue x heifers -£1280 Rusheylaw, £980 & £920 Little Bavington

Charolais x steers - £1170 Wheat Hall (x2), £1090 White Hills & Comb Hills, £986 & £960 Wheat Hall

Charolais x heifers - £930 Thornley Hall, £900 & £870 Wheat Hill

Simmental steers – £1090 & £1080 The Rock

Simmental heifers - £950 & £940 The Rock

Simmental x steers - £990 Wheat Hall

Simmental x heifers - £995 & £935 White Hills, £920 Ross Farm

Bazadaise x heifers - £1000 Rusheylaw

Angus x steers – £1090 Grindon Hill, £1080 High Brans, £1070 Ricknall Mill, £1040 High Barns, £1020 Ricknall Mill, £1010 Hedley Park, £960 Chathill, £950, £920 & £900 Ricknall Mill

Angus x heifers - £900 Ricknall Mill, £890, £860 & £855 Chathill

Belted Galloway steers - £760 West View

Hereford x steers - £940 White Hills

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another excellent Cast Ewe and Ram trade seen at Hexham with all buyers keen to supply their orders.

Topping the sale at £175 was a tremendous Texel Ewe from Messrs K A Young, West Cottage.

Not far behind at £174 was a Texel Ewe from MR JH Emmerson, Haggate.

Suffolk Ewes topped at £139 from Mr RF Rogerson, Whittingham Grange.

A huge Mule Ewe topped at £125 from Mr C Sutherland, Ross Farm.

Blackface ewe sold well to top off at £102 for 4 from Mr J Proctor, New Dotland.

More continue to be wanted to meet the demand.

Contact Jack on 07739 440457

Texel – £175 West Cottage, £174 Haggate, £150 Woodlands

Texel x – £154 Greenchesters, £144 Yatesfield, £132 Woodlands, £129 Armond Carr Farm, £128 Liberty Hill Farm, £128 New Dotland, £128 Ogle Castle Farm, £126 Rock Home Farm, £126 St Oswalds, £125 Sherburn, £124 Blue Gables, £124 Burntongues,£124 Whittingham Grange, £120 Hillside Cottage, £120 Woodcroft, £118 Haggate Farm, £118 Sherburn, £117 Cockhall, £116 Haggate Farm, £116 Liberty Hill Farm,£114 Low Carriteth, £114 Yatesfield, £114 Elrington Hall, £112 Laburnum Cottage,£112 Cockhall.

Suffolk - £128 Rock Home Farm

Suffolk x- £139 Whittingham Grange, £134 Morrowfield, £124 Sherburn, £123 Whittingham Grange, £120 Ross Farm, £116 Burntongues, £116 Armond Carr Farm

Beltex x - £134 Blakelaw, £122 Great Tosson, £1188 Snitter Farm, £110 Great Tosson

Beltex - £125 & £117 Blakelaw

Leicester - £134 Woodcroft, £124 Hackford, £112 Blackhalls

Mule – £125 Ross Farm, £120 Sherburn, £116 Whittingham Grange, £115 Burntongues, £113 Morrowfield, £113 Armond Carr Farm, £110 X2Elrington Hall,£109 Stoop Rigg, £109Colwell Hill, £108 Wingate, £107 Blue Gables,£106 Nettlesworth, £104 Haggate Farm, £104 New Dotland.

Cheviot Mule – £123 West Bolton, £114 Barrasford

Charollais x - £128 Woodcroft, £117 Eden Lodge

Cheviot – £114 Burntongues, £108 Comb Hills, £97 Greenchesters, £92 Barrasford, £88 Rock Home Farm, £88 Laings Hill.

Cheviot x - £97 Low Houselop

Blackface – £103 New Dotland, £98 Nilston Rigg, £95 Yatesfield, £92 Great Tosson

Swaledale – £82 Stotsfold, £82 Colwell Hill, £73 Harwood Shield, £71 Blackhalls

Zwartbles- £104 Hillside Cottage

Cast Tups

Texel - £118, £104 Greenchesters.

Texel x - £130 Whittingham Grange

Suffolk - £124 Holling Hill

Beltex - £126 St Oswalds

Beltex x - £136 Riggside, £126 Low Carriteth

Leicester - £112 Harwood

Blackface – £99 Stoop Rigg, £94 Yatesfield

Swaledale –£83 Harwood Shield

Store Hoggs

A catalogue entry of 1279 store hogs sold another strong trade for the time of year with many end of season hoggs on display.

Topping the sale at £140 was 3 Texels from Greenchesters Farm.

A pair of Suffolk’s from Miss S Glendinning, Laburnum Cottage topped at £137.

Mules topped at £125 from Mr GD Herdman, Edlingham Demesne.

Blackface Hoggs topped at £116 for a pair from Messrs PF Findley and Sons, Stoop Rigg.

More wanted to meet the store demand.

Contact Jack on 07739 440457

Texel - £140 Greenchesters, £127 West Cottage.

Texel x – £132 South View, £128 East House, £127 Riggside, £125 Fell Lane, £124 Palm Strothers, £124 Haggate Farm, £124 Palm Strothers, £123 Ogle Castle, £122 Holling Hill, £121 Duddo Hill, £118 Laburnum Cottage, £117 Greenchesters, £117 Stoop Rigg, £116 Thockrington Farms, £116 East House, £115 Stewartshield, £115 Fell Lane Farm.

Suffolk x - £137 Laburnum Cottage, £134 Ogle Castle Farm. £132 Morrowfield, £129 Dovecote, £129 Ogle Castle, £128 Thockrington Farm, £128 Morrowfield, £122 Laburnum Cottage, £122 Stewartshield, £121 Morrowfield, £119 Cheviot.

Beltex x – £127& £126 Morrowfield

Mule –£125 Edlingham Demesne, £122 Ogle Castle Farm, £117 Redesmouth, £115 Riggside, £113 Dovecote, £108 Redesmouth, £107 South View.

 

Leicester - £111 Blueburn

Cheviot Mule - £118 Barrasford Green, £112 Cockhall

Cheviot - £113 Barrasford

Blackface – £116 Stoop Rigg, £110 & £105 Edlingham Demesne, £102 Dunns House, £91 Holling Hill

Swaledale- £115 Woodcroft, £105 Stewartshield, £103 Haggate Farm.

Lleyn- £103 Middle Heugh Farm 

In Lamb

Hexham and Northern Mart sold a cataloged sale of Inlamb ewes to a strong trade with customers from all over the keen to source good quality, healthy stock.

Topping the sale were 12 Texel x Gimmers scanned twins at £210 from Mr R A Ogle, Comb Hills.

Mule Hoggs scanned twins sold to £179 from Messrs TW Oliver Cawfields for a pen of 20

Ewes

Texel x triplets- £178 Waterloo, £168 China Hall

Mule triplets- £174 Intake

Suffolk x twins/triplets-£162 Sunniside

Gimmers

Texel x twins- £210 Comb Hills

Texel triplets- £175 China Hall

Mule twins- £192 Taylor Burn, £178 China Hall

Hoggs

Mule twins- £179 Cawfields

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A wide range of clean cattle this week with Limousin x heifers from FT Walton, Flotterton selling to 239.5ppkg at £1437.00.

Angus x heifers from G Carins & partners, Broomhall Farm sold to 215.5ppkg

Angus x Heifers - £1302.67 & £1188.98 Broomhall

215.5p, 207.5p & 204.5p Broomhall

Charolais x Heifers - £1296.24 & £1274.10 Flotterton

215.5p & 212.5p Flotterton

Limousin x Steers - £1404.00 Flotterton

Limousin x Heifers – £1437.00 & £1260.68 Flotterton, £1243.16 Broomhall

239.5p Flotterton, 232.5p & 231.5p Broomhall

Cast Cows & OTM

A fantastic entry of cows with more producers choosing Hexham as the destination for their cows. Quality of the entry was much poorer than last week but this didn’t effect trade, in fact trade, remarkably would be even dearer than last week.

No world record prices but as stated before a very moderate show.

A hefty Limousin x cow from Messrs R Rutherford & Sons, Kingswood, sold for £1272.09.

A very fit British Friesian cow from returning customer, Mr ID Renwick, Fellside Farm, sold to a remarkable £1244.00.

Cast Bulls from Mr D Dixon, Middle Heads sold to 149.5ppkg for a Limousin.

A young Limousin x cow from Messrs WN & JC Gilhespy, Tedcastle sold to 191.5ppkg.

All classes of cast cows and bulls are able to be cashed to competitive rates here at Hexham.

For entries for next week please call Drew 07854361967

Angus - £1113.07 & 137.5p Middle White Hill

Angus x - £1101.82 & £1098.88 The Raw, £1098.20 Middle White Hill, £1053.23 Broomhope

159.5p The Raw, 149.5p Broomhope & The Raw, 147.5p The Raw

Blonde x - £793.38 & 137.5p Dunns Houses

British Blue - £1235.00 & 162.5p Camphill

British Blue x - £980.07 & 136.5p Warksfield Head

British Friesian - £1244.00 & £905.79 Fellside Farm

155.5p & 138.5p Fellside Farm

Beef Shorthorn - £1128.52 & 158.5p Crook Hall

Charolais x - £1147.95 Grange Farm, £986.94 Fellside Farm

155.5p Grange Farm, 144.5p Fellside Farm

Galloway - £906.75 & 139.5p Middle Horsleyhope

Hereford x - £790.50 & 127.5p Middle White Hill

Limousin x -£1272.09 Kingswood, £1235.85 Halton Red House, £1219.86 Tedcastle, £1127.67 Burnbank, £1104.35 Todhillwood, £1100.32 Bayle Hill

191.5 Tedcastle, 160.5p Halton Red House, 159.5p Burnbank, 152.5p Middle Horsleyhope, 149.5p Bayle Hill & Spittalshield

Limousin Bull - £1181.05 & 149.5p Middle Heads

Simmental x - £1106.33 & 158.5p Grange Farm

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

More hoggs forward and slightly dearer overall with more handier weights than last week.

Top price was £157 & £153 for Beltex x hoggs from High Town, with Ingoe Low Hall selling Texel crosses to 347.6p & 344.2p. A terrific pen of 30 Texel hoggs from Butsfield Burn averaged £141.95.

Entries required for next week’s sale to fulfil demand as numbers fall away towards the end of our season.

All enquiries to Brian on 07801862792

Texel x – £148 & £146 (x2) Ingoe Low Hall, £145.50 Butsfield Burn, £145 Ingoe Low Hall, £144 Hedley Park, £143.50 Butsfield Burn, £142 Ingoe Low Hall & Aydonshields, £141.50 Ingoe Low Hall, £140 Butsfield Burn & Ingoe Low Hall, £139.50 & £138 Ingoe Low Hall, £138 Aydonshields & High Town, £136 Butsfield Burn & Middle Heads, £135 Ingoe Low Hall (x3) & Aydonshields, £134 Palm Strothers & Camp Hill, £133 Lough Green, £132 Baal Hill, £130 Palm Strothers, £128 Camp Hill, £125 Bulls Hill, Great Bavington (x2) & Middle Heads (x2)

347.6p & 344.2p Ingoe Low Hall, 337.8p Middle Heads, 337.2p & 329.3p Ingoe Low Hall, 324.3p Camphill, 320.9p High Town, 317.1p Palm Strothers, 312.8p East Newham, 312.2p Camphill, 311.1p & 293.5p Ingoe Low Hall, 288.2p Palm Strothers, 287.5p Middle Heads, 286.8p West Shields, 285.9p Great Tosson, 284.2p Aydonshields, 282.9p East Newham, 282.4p West Shields, 282.1p St Oswalds & East Newham, 281.8p West Shields (x2), 281.6p East Newham, 280.8p Palm Strothers, 280.3p St Oswalds, 279.8p Baal Hill, 279.6p Brixter Hill &  Lough Green, 279.2p Camphill, 279.0p Ingoe Low Hall, 278.2p West Shields, 277.8p Middle Heads & High Town, 276.8p Palm Strothers, 276.7p High Alderheads, 275.7p Palm Strothers, 275.6p East Newham, 275.0p St Oswalds & Low Staples

Suffolk x – £145, £142 & £140 Butsfield burn, £138 Baal Hill, £133 & £132 Brixter Hill, £126.50 High Alderheads & Great Bavington, £125 Baal Hill

277.8p Baal Hill, 277.3p & 276.8p Great Bavington, 275.0p High Alderheads & Great Bavington, 271.4p Middle Heads, 266.0p Brixter Hill

Beltex x - £157, £153, £151 & £130 High Town

314.6p, 312.2p, 309.5p & 296.2p High Town

Charollais x - £102.50 & 277.0p Great Tosson

Mule – £132 High Town, £129.50 Camphill, £124 Bulls Hill & Baal Hill, £120 Great Tosson

270.3p Great Tosson, 270.2p Camphill, 268.0p Great Tosson Cottages, 265.1p Bulls Hill, 264.3p Great Tosson Cottages & Camphill, 263.8p Baal Hill, 260.9p & 260.7p Great Tosson

Blackface - £125 Camphill, £104 Great Tosson

260.0p Great Tosson & 231.5p Camphill

Swaledale- £99 Bulls Hill, £94 Baal Hill

235.0p Baal Hill, 215.2p Bulls Hill

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 19th February 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a catalogued entry of 559 head which included over 200 native breed cattle for the monthly special sale of such sorts.

Once again with cattle consigned from noted herds across Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria, Berwickshire, Teesside and North Yorkshire the appeal of the Hexham ring is evident to both consignors and purchasers alike with cattle from sixty-eight vendors selling to over eighty buyers operating in the market on the day.

The top spots on the day were occupied by huge Angus cross bullocks from regular consignors with the bell ringer at £1510 from Dennis Burn, Aydonshields, Hexhamshire followed by another at £1500 from Mark Featherstone, Allendale Farm, High Westwood. Mr Featherstone also sold the dearest heifer which was another Angus at 20 months that scaled to a massive £1460.

Older, forward Continental cattle also saw a similar lift on the week and with additional buyers keen for stronger sorts, levels exceeded vendor expectations throughout this portion of the catalogue.  Messrs Herdman, Lunns House saw the peak of this trade and topped at £1475 for steers and £1360 for heifers to average a greatly deserved £1380 for four and three sold respectively by the Consett based family.

Cumbrian based George Famelton, Horseholme, Gilsland sold a tremendously correct, strong Limmy cross bullock early in the day which realised £1450 having been sired by a bull bred by another consignor to this sale; Malcolm Corbett, Dykehead, Otterburn.  The Rede valley breeder and Limousin enthusiast sent four pure bred commercial heifers to Hexham with shape, style and a distinct appeal to high-end finishers that dug deep to secure his best at £1460 at just 16 months of age with the pen averaging £1312 through the Hexham ring.

Heifers were indeed in great demand on the day with a number of suckler herd masters on the lookout for replacements as well as the staunch ringside of finishers from right down either side of the A1 and further-a-field keen to secure the best of the female offering.  Well-bred Limmy and Blue cross ladies from John Carr and son John Junior, Camp Hill, Barrasford once again caught the eye and topped at £1430 for a sleek black sort and averaged £1150 for their nine sold.  A nice pen of pure bred Charolais heifers were brought to Hexham by Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh and the noted purveyor of the white Gallic breed topped at £1420 to level at £1285 for four fine females from the banks of The River Derwent at Ebchester.

No fewer than sixty lots of cattle, both steers and heifers sold at or in excess of £1300 per head and despite being absent from the premises due to the current ‘drop and go’ policy a great number of vendors expressed their sheer delight when informed of their trade on the day.

Amongst the native breed trade highlights were many and notable besides those mentioned above.  Selby and Allan Robson, Yatesfield, Otterburn peaked at £1390 for a 16 month old surplus heifer from their Otterburn Army Range based beef enterprise and averaged £1118 for 7 well-bred sorts cashed on the day. Brian Urwin, Lynnshields, Haltwhistle fired five outstanding black bullocks into the ring in one shot and these saw a ballistic trade selling to £1360 at 20 months of age, his 9 steers and 3 heifers returning at £1294 throughout.

Such is the trade at Hexham new vendors are entering cattle for sale every week and this week Coastal cattle from Pip Robson, Chathill were sent in-land and the journey more than paid dividends.  Two pure bred black bullocks at 11 months broke yearling Angus records at this centre selling to £1305 each with a cool dozen levelling at £1078 for the noted breeder of pedigree Angus bulls with the intention to repeat the exercise again in the near future.

Herefords too enjoyed a buoyant trade and peaked at £1280 for a powerful bullock from Messrs Coatsworth, Gallowhill, Morpeth with another at £1190 from Messrs Dinning, Fallowfield, Acomb. Luing cattle were also represented on the day by Messrs Dinning who sold two smart types at £1080 each.

With the snow largely gone and a settled spell of weather mid-week some may have dared to dream of impending spring and such thoughts may have inspired yet another bouncing trade for the middle and youngest age bracket of cattle.

Besides those already mentioned at 11-17 months of age Alfie and Johnny Marr, Old Ravensworth continued their current vein of form with another super Limousin cross heifer that reached £1415 whilst Messrs Walker, Houselope Grange saw the best of the Blonde cross trade with heifers at 15 months peaking at £1360 and averaging £1350 for four sold by the Tow Law based family farming enterprise. Messrs Yeats, Woodhouse, Coanwood continue to fly the flag for the British Blue breed at this centre and were rewarded on the day with their lead heifer selling to £1350 and nine trademark shaped sorts selling well to average £1132 throughout.

Bullocks in this bracket climbed to £1385 for a hefty Limmy sold in pen 1 by Messrs Walker Bros, Satley Farm with another at £1320 selling well from Craig & Nichola Armin, Tanfield Lane and the best Charolais from Messrs Tweddle, Grange Farm, Cornsay completing the trio of steer vendors; this one selling to £1305. 

More and more cattle at ten months and younger are appearing on the catalogue perhaps due to a combination of the great rates currently attainable at Hexham and the often lamented straw shortages in the region.  The auctioneers cannot help bed your cattle but we can help sell them and a number of vendors on the day would attest to the rewards at this centre.  Bullocks reached £1220 for a cracking Limmy from The Sparkes of Little Swinburne who had another at £1200 to average £1179 for six sold whilst the third offering from Messrs Common topped at £1190 from Low Ardley with Miss Gemma Common selling her own beast at £1180. Messrs Walton, Merryknowe also saw this figure for their best steer which capped a nice trade across the board for the Slaggyford, Brampton based family.

To highlight the three distinct classes of cattle as reported in age brackets to local and national farming press the eldest class sold; steers and heifers at 18 months of age and older returned at £1173 per head.  The middle bracket; those from 11-17 months levelled at exactly £1050 throughout and the youngest class; those at ten months and younger came back at a highly pleasing £967 across the board.

If you would like to discuss how the auctioneers at Hexham can assist in the marketing of your own cattle to take advantage of the great rates available through the store ring please call our team on 01434 605444 to discuss your options.  Entries for nest week’s sale close at 10:30am on Monday 22nd February.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers - £1400 Lunns House (x2), £1270 Greencarts

Limousin x heifers –£1185 Midgeholme

British Blue x Heifers - £1190 Midgeholme

Charolais x heifers - £1285 Halfway House

Simmental x steers - £1230 Greencarts

Angus x heifers – £1460 Allendale Farm, £1290 Acton

Piedmontese x steers - £1300 Hay a Park

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1475 Lunns House, £1450 Horseholme, £1420 Lunns House, £1380 Hay a Park, £1370 Satley Farm, £1365 East Uppertown, £1360 Lynnshields, £1350 & £1315 Hay a Park, £1310 Little Swinburne, £1300 Hay a Park, £1285 & £1270 Fallowfield, £1250 Lynnshields, £1210 & £1200 Hay a Park

Limousin x heifers - £1430 Camphill & East Uppertown, £1410 Low Staples, £1390 Horseholme, £1360, £1320 & £1290 Lunns House, £1275 & £1250 Horseholme, £1150 Camphill, £1125 Chesters, £1120 Hepscott Manor

British Blue x steers - £1330 Fallowfield, £1190 Hay a Park

British Blue x heifers - £1200, £1155, £1150, & £1100 Camphill

Charolais heifers - £1420, £1350 & £1240 Newlands Haugh

Charolais x steers – £1345 Hay a Park, £1250 Gallowhill, £1180 Grange Farm, £1170 Gallowhill

Charolais x heifers - £1205, £1160 & £1150 Grange Farm, £1130 Newlands Haugh, £1120 Grange Farm

Simmental x steers - £1380 & £1200 Satley Farm, £1200 Fallowfield, £1185 Satley Farm, £1165 Fallowfield

Angus heifers - £1280 Aydonshields

Angus x steers – £1510 Aydonshields, £1500 Allendale Farm, £1400 Aydonshields, £1380 Hay a Park & Allendale Farm, £1360 Allendale Farm & Lynnshields, £1355 Lynnshields, £1340 Sunniside, £1300 Hay a Park (x2) & Fallowfield, £1290 East Uppertown, £1260 Hay a Park, £1230 & £1190 Espershields, £1150 Halfway House

Angus x heifers – £1360 Lynnshields, £1230 Lowfield, £1190 Lynnshields, £1165 Grange Farm, £1160 Lowfield, £1120 Sunniside, £1100 Yatesfield

Hereford x steers - £1280 Gallowhill, £1190 Fallowfield, £1180 Gallowhill, £1160 Fallowfield

Luing steers - £1080 Fallowfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1385 Satley Farm, £1320 Hepscott Manor, £1275 & £1235 Town Farm, £1195 Highside, £1190 Old Ravensworth & Low Ardley, £1170 Low Stokoe, £1165 High Alderheads, £1155 Low Ardley & Prospect Grange, £1130 High Alderheads, £1095 Town Farm, £1090 Old Ravensworth, £1085 & £1070 Salmonswell

Limousin x heifers – £1460 Dykehead, £1415 Old Ravensworth, £1300 Dykehead, £1280 Old Ravensworth, £1240 Oxclose & Lowfield, £1190 Dykehead & Stotsfold, £1135 & £1115 Highside, £1090 Stotsfold, £1080 High Alderheads, £1065 Low Ardley, £1055 High Alderheads, £1050 Salmonswell

British Blue x steers - £1230, £1170 & £1105 Woodhouse, £1080 Prospect Grange

British Blue x heifers - £1350, £1250, £1095 Woodhouse

Charolais x steers - £1305, £1255 & £1250 Grange farm, £1090 Gallowhill

Charolais x heifers - £1120 & £1100 Grange Farm, £1050, £1040 & £1025 Little Harle, £1010 Oxclose

Simmental x steers – £1105 Fullthorpe

Blonde x heifers - £1360, £1350 & £1340 Houselope Grange

Angus steers - £1305 Chathill, £1190 & £1105 Bollihopeshield, £1100 Chathill

Angus x steers - £1310 & £1200 Tritlington Hall, £1190 East Uppertown, £1160 & £1130 Ross Farm, £1100 Tritlington Hall, £1090 Ross Farm & Fullthorpe, £1080 Fullthorpe, £1070 Ross Farm (x2), £1065 Wittonshields, £1060 Ross Farm

Angus x heifers - £1390 Yatesfield

Hereford x steers - £1070 Gallowhill, £1060 Brackenthwaite

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1220 & £1200 Little Swinburne, £1185 & £1180 Low Ardley, £1180 Merryknowe, £1170 Hawksteel, £1160 Low Ardley, £1155 Little Swinburne, £1120 Hawksteel, £1110 Little Swinburne & Low Ardley, £1105 Low Ardley, £1100 Low Ardley & Willimoteswick, £1090 Willimoteswick, £1080 Little Swinburne & Edges Green, £1060 Salmonswell, £1000 Willimoteswick

Limousin x heifers - £1150 Low Ardley, £1060 Merryknowe, £1045 Hawksteel & Willimoteswick, £1040 Low Ardley, £1000 Baal Hill, £980 Willimoteswick, £940 Merryknowe, £920 Edges Green, £905 Merryknowe

British Blue x steers – £1080 & £940 West Biggens

British Blue x heifers - £1140 Woodhouse

Charolais steers - £1095 & £1075 Cooper House

Charolais x steers - £1125, £1095, £1080, £1040 & £950 Oxclose, £940 East Wharmley, £930 Oxclose

Charolais x heifers - £990 Oxclose, £925 Cooper House

Angus x steers – £940 & £910 Wittonshields

Angus x heifers - £880 Ross Farm

Beef Shorthorn steers - £960 Oxclose

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another extreme trade was seen in the cast ewe ring at Hexham with 1297 on offer made up with over two thirds hill ewes.

Topping the sale at £165 was a pen of 8 outstanding Texel ewes from Messrs Patterson, Broomfield.

Messrs JH Johnson & Sons, Tuthill sold Suffolk ewes to £146.

Mules sold to £116 for a pen of 7 from Messrs JB Cowan & Co, Morrowfield.

Blackface ewes topped at £108 for a pair from Messrs Weatherson, Edges Green.

Swaledale ewes tipped at £82 for a pen of 5 from Mr AW Wigham, Todhillwood.

All classes continue to be wanted here at Hexham with a competitive ring of buyers

Contact Jack 07739440457

Texel x – £165 Broomfield, £150 Demesne Farm, £148 Quarry House, £145 Brinkburn Newhouses, Elsdonburn & East Greenridge, £142 Brinkburn Newhouses, £140 Burmoor & Quarry House, £138 Linacres, £136 Todhillwood, £135 Prospect Grange, £132 Errington Red House, £130 West Shaftoe & Brownchesters, £128 The Chesters, Fallowfield, Burmoor & Errington Red House, £127 Errington Red House, £124 Burmoor, £122 Demesne Farm, £121 Burmoor, £120 Broomfield, £118 Errington Red House, Quarry House & Elf Hills, £117 Cowbyre, £116 Fallowfield & Hallington South Farm

Suffolk - £132 Brinkburn Newhouses

Suffolk x –£146 Tuthill, £136 Hallington South Farm, £132 East Greenridge, £128 Tuthill, £118 Elf Hills, £110 Moorlaws,

Beltex x - £124 Catles

Leicester - £124 Netherharsley, £114 Nookton, £111 East Greenridge

Mule – £116 Morrowfield, £112 Demesne Farm, £111 Hallington South Farm, £110 Burmoor & Dyke Nook, £108 Tuthill, The Snape & Elf Hills, £106 Camphill & Troughend, £103 Brownchesters, £101 Todhillwood, High Keenley Fell & Linacres

Cheviot Mule - £112 Errington Red House

Jacob - £86 Catless

Romney - £84 Thompsons Walls

Cheviot – £94 Thornton Towers, £91 Thompsons Walls, £88 Thornton Towers, £87 Elsdonburn

Cheviot x - £93 Edges Green, £86 Brieredge

Blackface – £108 Edges Green, £96 Sewingshields, £94 Troughend & Thornton Towers, £93 Holling Hill, £90 Demesne Farm, Grasslees, Hotbank & Elf Hills

Swaledale – £82 Todhillwood, £79 The Wham, £77 East Greenridge, £76 Hesleywell & Glenhill, £74 East Plenmeller & Tarset Hall

Cast Tups

Cast tups again sold extremely well topping at £152 for a Texel from Mr RH Walton, Linacres

Texel - £152 & £135 Linacres, £130 Blueburn & Bagraw, £126 East Greenridge

Suffolk - £118 High Keenley Fell

Beltex - £148 Catless

Leicester - £118 Hesleywell, £110 East Greenridge

Jacob - £88 Catless (x2)

Store Hoggs

Another tremendous trade was seen in the store hogg ring with buyers flocking to the Hexham ring with 180 hoggs reaching £127 or more.

Topping the sake at £142 twice, first for 7 Texel hoggs from BD Milburn Butterknowes and secondly 3 from C & C Farming Flotterton Cottages.

20 Suffolk hoggs from JB Cowan & Co Morrowfield sold to £133.50.

A highlight of the sale was an outstanding run of mule hoggs from Mr I Potts, Redburn topping at £127 for a pen of 14.

Swaledale tup hoggs topped at £115.50 for 4 from Mr JL Archer, White Hill.

More hoggs continue to be wanted here at Hexham.

Don’t forget our Inlamb Ewe Sale next Friday. Entries close at 11am Monday 22nd February.

Contact Jack 07739440457

Texel - £142 Flotterton Cottages

Texel x – £142 Butterknowes, £140 Sandylands, £139 (x4) Butterknowes, £138 White House, £137 Matfen High House, £136 Wesley House & Butterknowes, £135 Butterknowes, £134 Yetlington Lane, £132 White House & New Meadows, £131 Matfen High House & Yetlington Lane, £130.50 Wesley House, £130 Little Swinburne, £128 Ochrelands, £127 Low Chesterhope & Goften Field Head, £125.50 Thockrington, £125 Butterknowes, £124 Brieredge, Redesmouth & Thornton Towers, £123 Butterknowes (x2), £122 Gunnerton South Farm & Goften Field Head, £121 Cheviot & Butterknowes, £120 Bavington Hill Head, Flotterton, Thockrington & Goften Field Head, £119 Butterknowes & Redesmouth

Suffolk – £135 Flotterton

Suffolk x - £133.50 Morrowfield, £127 Thornton Towers, £124 Thockrington, £122.50  & £120.50 Morrowfield, £118 Cheviot, £117 Yetlington Lane, £115 Garden House, £113 Bingfield, £112 Flotterton

Beltex x - £129 Woodwell House, £120.50 Morrowfield

Dutch Texel - £138, £130 (x3), £129.50 Low House

Charollais x - £136 (x2), £130 & £124 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £124 & £118 Hesleywell, £114 Redburn, £110 New Meadows

Mule – £127 & £123.50 Redburn, £117 Butterknowes, £116.50 Redburn, £114 Hesleywell, £111 Lowe Chesterhope, £110 Kingswood

Cheviot Mule - £114 Bavington Hill Head

Cheviot - £132 & £115 Flotterton

Blackface – £109 The Hott, £108 Low Chesterhope, £106 The Hott, £98 & £96 Sewingshields, £93 Redesmouth

Swaledale – £115.50 White Hill, £106.50 Woodhall, £90.50 Hesleywell

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 16th February 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A nice entry of butchers heifers selling to 225.5p for a Charolais x from Messrs FT Walton, Flotterton

Charolais x Heifers - £1333.53, £1332.85, £1268.43 & £1251.53 Flotterton

225.5p, 224.5p (x2) & 218.5p Flotterton

Limousin x Heifers – £1329.00 & £1318.65 Barker House

223.5p & 221.5p Barker House

Cast Cows & OTM

Another good entry of cast cattle at Hexham with more producers taking advantage of the competitive ring. With cows weighing well here, a large British Blue x cow from Messrs J Hunter & Sons, The Steel sold to £1437.35.

Messrs WD & B Thompson, East Unthank sold a stylish Limousin x cow to 169.5ppkg.

Cast Bulls, good to cash with a smart Simmental bull selling to £1659.53 from Messrs W Walton & Sons, Dunns Houses.

Cows on the whole would be slightly sharper, remarkably and more could easily be sold.

Angus x - £1212.88, £1106.25 & £1084.10 The Raw

156.5p, 147.5p & 146.5p The Raw

British Blue x - £1437.35 The Steel, £1287.65 Barker House, £1252.15 Rusheylaw

165.5p Allenshields, 161.5p The Steel, 158.5p Rusheylaw

Beef Shorthorn - £1143.63 Brokenheugh, £1008.90 Sillywrea

148.5p Sillywrea, 145.5p Brokenheugh

Limousin x -£1389.90 East Unthank, £120.13 East Butsfield, £1199.84 Brokenheugh, £1106.30 Tenter House

169.5p East Unthank, 150.5p Stotsfold & Sunniside, 149.5p Tenter House

Limousin Bull - £1085 & 108.5p East Uppertown

Holstein Friesian - £596.07 & £592.10 Peepy

95.5p & 89.5p Peepy

Simmental Bull – £1659.53 & 163.5p Dunns Houses

Simmental x - £1069.30 & 144.5p Barker House

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A smaller show of hoggs forward including a large proportion of heavy sheep returned an SQQ average of 279.6p (£122.22 per head).

All classes good to sell to a top of £155 for a pen of 42kg Texel hoggs from Watch Currock (369.1p)

Texel x –  £155 Watch Currock, £150 The Hope, £145 Matfen High House & Butsfield Burn, £144 The Hope & Watch Currock, £143 Matfen High House, Butsfield Burn, Quarry House, The Hope (x2) & Watch Currock (PC Herdman), £142 Butsfield Burn, £141 & £140 Matfen High House, £139 Butsfield Burn (x2) & Watch Currock, £138 Butsfield Burn (x2) & Watch Currock, £137.50 West Shields, £136 Matfen High House, Aydonshields & Watch Currock, £135.50 Baal Hill, £135 Matfen High House & Butsfield Burn, £134.50 Baal Hill, £134 Aydonshields & Watch Currock (x2), £133 Middle Heads, £132 Butsfield Burn, £130.50 Rare Dean, £130 Baal Hill, £129.50 Middle Heads, £128.50 West Shields, £127 & £126 Middle Heads, £126 New Dotland, £125 West Shields (x3), Aydonshields & The Hope

369.1p Watch Currock, 365.9p, 340.5p & 334.9p The Hope, 323.8p Aydonshields & Middle Heads, 319.1p Aydonshields, 312.5p West Shields, 311.6 Watch Currock, 307.3p Middle Heads, 302.6p Quarry House, 300.0p New Dotland, 297.6p The Hope, 297.3p & 294.1p West Shields, 219.3p Watch Currock, 286.3p Middle Heads, 284.2p New Dotland, 284.1p Aydonshields, 283.0p Baal Hill, 282.2p Middle Heads, 281.8p Aydonshields, 279.5p Tenter House, 279.1p Matfen High House, 276.0p Butsfield Burn, 275.6p The Hope, 272.5p New Dotland, 270.0p West Shields, 269.8p Aydonshields, 269.3p, 267.7p, 266.3p & 266.0p West Shields, 264.8p New Dotland, 264.4p Middle Heads (x2), 264.0p Butsfield Burn

Suffolk x – £141 & £137.50 Baal Hill, £134 Rare Dean, £130 Redesmouth & Rare Dean (x2), £128 Baal Hill

268.0p Rare Dean, 267.1p New Dotland, 266.7p Baal Hill, 263.6p & 254.9p Redesmouth, 250.0p Rare Dean (x2)

Beltex x - £120 & 279.1p Comb Hills

Mule – £125 Tenter House, £122 Quarry House, £120.50 Great Chesters, £120 New Dotland, £118 Baal Hill, £116 Redesmouth

274.4p Baal Hill, 273.9p Great Chesters, 266.0p Tenter House, 265.2p Quarry House, 263.6p Redesmouth, 259.5p Quarry House

Leicester - £127 & 249.0p Quarry House

Hampshire x - £108 & 251.2p Comb Hills

Cheviot Mule - £118.50 & £113 Quarry House

262.8p & 252.1p Quarry House

Blackface - £136 & £124 Quarry House, £122 Tenter House, £121 Great Chesters, £120 Redesmouth & Quarry House, £117 Great Chesters, £112.50 New Dotland

275.0p Great Chesters, 271.1p Tenter House, 269.6p & 255.3p Quarry House, 254.4p Great Chesters, 250.0p Redesmouth & New Dotland

Swaledale- £105 & 250.0p Baal Hill

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 12th February 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts offered a ‘Valentines’ catalogue of 470 store cattle however numbers were greatly depleted due to the hazardous state of minor roads and farm yards unconducive to the safe loading and transport of increasingly valuable cattle. With a spread of cattle of all classes from across the region and further-a-field the auctioneers were delighted to offer cattle from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria, Tyne & Wear, Teesside, North Yorkshire and Dumfries & Galloway highlighting the undoubted attraction of the store ring at this centre. 

A smaller, more mixed offering of older, forward cattle were presented and these topped at £1440 for a superior, huge, red Limousin cross steer at 20 months from regular consignor to this centre and Knaresborough based producer Mr Ian Thornton, Hay-a-Park.  The longstanding North Yorkshire based purveyor of well-wintered continental and native breed bullocks also sold Charolais to £1390, Angus and Herefords both to £1300 and saw his well grown run of 16 return at £1281 per head.

Weekly consignors Messrs Herdman, Lunns House, County Durham brought both well-bred Limmy cross steers and heifers on the day and sold steers to £1430 and heifers to £1390 to then see their run of four and three respectively return at a pleasing £1363 throughout.

The heifer trade was topped by Harle Oliver, Matfen White House with a very correct black Limousin cross lady that would equally suit a breeding or a feeding role which climbed to £1400 amongst his seven which sold well beyond expectations to level at £1262.

With the special monthly sale of native breed cattle due next week a number of noted consignments were presented this day and were not disappointed. Geoff Roddam, Blackcarts, Humshaugh sold Angus Bullocks to £1400 whilst Robin Hall, Kirkley Dam House, Ponteland enjoyed his two best hitting £1390 each. Returning to the Hexham ring after an absence of several years Messrs Craigs, Tritlington Hall, Morpeth were rewarded and saw their best black heifer at just 16 months of age scale to £1250 whilst Brian Charlton, East Newham sold a pair of thick sorts at £1200 per head earlier in the day.

Dominating the middle age bracket of cattle this week and by far and away the highlight of the sale was a simply superb run of 23 bullocks from Messrs Common, Low Ardley, Hexhamshire at 12-16 months.  Exceptionally well-bred, the cattle will be amongst some of the best offered for sale anywhere in the country at this time of year and Graham and daughter Gemma’s efforts were recognised and rewarded as their best ascended to £1430 with many buyers vying for their offering.  With more than half the run selling in excess of £1300 the 23 bullocks went on to average a well-deserved £1235 and cap a tremendous two weeks trading at Hexham for Messrs Common.

As has been the case since the turn of the year it was the younger classes that truly rang the bell with these types certainly dearer on the week. A good number of return seasonal buyers were present at the ringside despite unfavourable road conditions and expectations were met and exceeded throughout the course of the sale.

Highlights in these younger classes were altogether too many mention in their entirety however standout was the tremendous pure bred Limousin heifer from Andrew Proctor, Swarland Old Hall at only 12 months which amazed the breeder and flew past his expected return to eventually sell at £1380.

Messrs Marr, Old Ravensworth once again reached the top ranks and sold another very well-shaped Limmy steer that changed hands at £1370 at a similar age whilst Richard Johnson, West Wharmley cashed a very smart Black Limmy heifer at £1350 and next door neighbour James Forster, East Wharmley topped the Simmental lines with a big, square steer that realised £1280.

The benefits of consigning for sale at Hexham are evident and yet another farming family; Messrs Shepherd, Fullthorpe Farm, Thorpe Thewles were delighted with their first consignment of cattle to this centre. The best of their Limmy cross steers at 11 months reached £1135 whilst their Angus crosses by a registered sire topped at £1120 with seven bullocks coming back at £1086 for the Teessiders.

The quality of cattle within the youngest age bracket improve week on week at Hexham in terms of both quality and quantity.  The very best of all suckled calf breeds drawn from across our region is available each week from the second portion of the catalogue and this week saw the second consignment of Angus cross steers from Messrs Hall, North Farm, West Butsfield top at £1230, an increase on the week which delighted the Tow Law based family.

Continentals also lifted and saw Northumbrian and Cumbrian cattle join the Durham entry of Messrs Hall in the upper echelons of the trade. David Teasdale, Grindon Hill capped the Limmy trade at £1200 for a well-grown and shapely bullock at just ten months and with another at £1165 and his best heifer at £1115 averaged £1174 for his five sold on the day. Another David, this time Mr Milburn of Wallend, Greenhead also enjoyed a buoyant trade for his very well bred calves which scaled to £1180 for steers and £1020 for heifers to realise an average price on the day of £1076 for the Brampton based Cumbrian breeder of renown.  

With over fifty mask wearing, socially distanced buyers in attendance at the ringside the auctioneers at Hexham are confident of the trade over the coming weeks and are keen to discuss cattle entries with potential vendors; both new and existing from across the North of England and South of Scotland to maximise the return of cattle of all classes offered for sale through the store ring at this centre.   If you have cattle to sell and would like to discuss how Hexham Auction Mart can benefit your business please call our team on 01434 605444, entries for inclusion on next week’s catalogue (which includes the special monthly sale for native breeds) close at 11am on Monday 15th February.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers - £1360 Blackcarts

Limousin x heifers – £1250 & £1230 White House

Simmental x steers - £1370 Blackcarts

Angus x heifers – £1200 East Newham

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1440 Hay a Park, £1430 Lunns House, £1390 Low Ardley, £1380 Hay a Park, £1375, £1355 & £1350 Lunns House, £1320 Hay a Park

Limousin x heifers - £1400 White House, £1390 & £1345 Lunns House, £1330 White House, £1300 Lunns House, £1280 Low Horton, £1230 West Wharmley., £1200 White House, £1170 High Loveladyshield

Charolais steers - £1260 Hay a Park

Charolais x steers – £1390, £1360 & £1330 Hay a Park

Charolais x heifers - £1110 Raggetsyke

Saler x steers - £1240 & £1200 Hay a Park

Simmental x steers - £1300 & £1170 Blackcarts

Angus x steers – £1400, £1370 (x2) & £1330 Blackcarts, £1300 Hay a Park, £1200 Kirkley Dam

Angus x heifers – £1170 Tritlington, £1080 Espershields

Hereford x steers - £1300, £1275 & £1260 Hay a Park

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1430 Low Ardley, £1370 Old Ravensworth, £1345 (x2), £1325, £1320, £1315 (x2) & £1305 Low Ardley, £1290 Stotsfold, £1270 Grindon Hill, £1260 Greyside, £1255 Low Ardley, £1240 Old Ravensworth, £1225 Low Middleton, £1220 Low Ardley (x2), £1215 & £1205 Stotsfold, £1200 Low Ardley, £1190 Greyside & Low Ardley, £1180 Stotsfold & Low Ardley, £1170 Low Middleton, £1160 Low Horton & Greyside (x2) £1155 High Alderheads, £11550 Low Middleton, £1145 Old Ravensworth, £1140 Stotsfold & Lands Farm, £1135 Fullthorpe & Low Middleton (x2), £1130 Stotsfold & Greyside, £1125 Stotsfold, £1120 Grindon Hill, £1115 Fullthorpe & Willimoteswick, £1105 High Alderheads, £1100 Stotsfold

Limousin x heifers – £1380 Swarland Old Hall, £1350 West Wharmley, £1215 Old Ravensworth, £1140 Greyside, £1100 High Loveladyshield, £1090 & £1075 Low Middleton, £1065 High Alderheads & High Loveladyshield, £1045 High Alderheads, £1040 Swarland Old Hall & Hawksteel, £1025 Thornley Hall, £1015 Land Farm, £1000 Swarland Old Hall

British Blue x steers - £1195 Greyside, £1100 Stotsfold

British Blue x heifers - £1085 Greyside

Charolais steers - £1205 Rosebrough

Charolais x steers - £1180 Greyside, £1135 Horncastle, £1075 West Shields, £1050 Thornley Hall & Horncastle

Charolais x heifers - £1240, £1180, £1110, £1045 & £1000 Edlingham Newtown

Simmental x steers - £1280 East Wharmley

Angus steers - £1010 & £1000 Rosebrough

Angus x steers - £1390 & £1360 Kirkley Dam, £1250 Tritlington, £1190 Kirkley Dam, £1150 Tritlington, £1120 & £1110 Fullthorpe, £1095 Low Middleton, £1050 West Butsfield

Angus x heifers - £1250 Tritlington

Beef Shorthorn steers - £960 Crook Hall

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1200 Grindon Hill, £1180 Wallend, £1165 Grindon Hill, £1160 & £1145 Round Meadows, £1140 Wallend & Willimoteswick, £1120 Wallend, £1100 Willimoteswick, £1070 Round Meadows, £1000 Thornley Hall & Willimoteswick,

Limousin x heifers - £1115 Grindon Hill, £1045 Willimoteswick & Hawksteel, £1020 Wallend, £970 Hawksteel, £920 Wallend

British Blue x steers – £945 & £920 Slealands

British Blue x heifers - £815 Glendue

Charolais x steers - £1090 & £1030 Horncastle, £995 & £970 (x2) Thornley Hall

Charolais x heifers - £865 Horncastle

Simmental x steers - £1120, £1105, £1080, £1070, £1055 & £1000(x2) Oxclose

Angus x steers - £1230 West Butsfield

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A tremendous trade was seen in the Hexham cast ewe & ram ring with an overall average of £91.04.

Topping the trade was a pen of 8 Texel ewes at £159.50 from Messrs J Browell & Son, Quarry House.

Mules topped at £114 for a pen of 6 from Messrs W & JA Longlands, Rusheylaw.

Blackfaces sold to £108 for a pen of 7 again from Rusheylaw with 17 from Messrs JE Woodman & Sons, Great Chesters making £95.

More continue to be wanted to meet strong demand at Hexham

Jack 07739440457

Texel - £159.50 Quarry House, £152 Cornhills, £148 The Rock, £145 Middle Farm Cottage, £138 Quarry House, £136 Cornhills & Quarry House

Texel x – £142 Agars Hill, £140 Ewesley, £136 Fell Lane, £134 Middle Farm Cottage, £132 Fell Lane, £128 High Eshells, £126 Cornhills, Matfen East Farm & Barrasford Green, £124 The Rock, East Greenridge, Great Chesters & Matfen East Farm, £122 Ewesley, £120 Cornhills & Low House Farm, £118 Agars Hill, £116 High Eshells, Middle Farm Cottage & Low House Farm, £115 Black Callerton, £114 Ewesley

Suffolk x – £120 The Rock, £118 Hard Riding, £109 Fell Lane

Leicester - £129 Quarry House, £128 Bridge End

Charollais x - £108 Mill House

Cheviot – £115 The Rock, £105 Barrasford Green, £100 & £96 Gairshield, £96 Barrasford Green

Cheviot Mule - £119 & £112 Barrasford Green, £108 Cornhills, £105 Barrasford Green

Mule – £114 Rusheylaw, £108 Agars Hill, £107 White House, £103 Tone Hall, £101 East Greenridge & Ewesley, £96 Low Chesterhope & Great Chesters, £95 Matfen East Farm & Low House Farm

Blackface – £108 Rusheylaw, £95 Great Chesters, £89 Quarry House, £86 Carrick, £85 Ewesley, £82 Black Callerton

Swaledale – £80 Kirkley House, £74 Bridge End

Cast Tups

Cast tups saw strong demand with a top of £148 for a pen of 5 from Messrs K Smith & Sons, East Greenridge

Texel - £148 East Greenridge, £146 Middle Farm Cottage, £124 Low House Farm, £117 Middle Farm Cottage, £113.50 Bridgeford

Suffolk - £111 East Greenridge, £100 Black Callerton

Charollais - £130 East Greenridge

Cheviot - £132 Tone Hall

Blackface - £112 Tone Hall

Store Hoggs

A reduced entry due to wintery conditions met strong demand with the whole sale averaging £104.67 for all breeds from Texel x to Hebridean.

The annual consignment of Texel tup hoggs from Messrs T Common & Son, Low Ardley, topped at £172 for a pen of 3, with 9 averaging £166.66.

A tremendous run of Beltex x hoggs from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth, topped at £146 for a trio. Their run of 42 Beltex x, Texel x and Mule hoggs averaged £115.07.

A pen of 7 Blackface tup hoggs from the Dudlees Partnership, Otterburn topped the section at £117.50

More wanted for next week

Jack 07739 440457

Texel - £172, £168 & £160 Low Ardley

Texel x – £140 Low Garth, £139 Bankfoot, £132 Agars Hill, £126 Wesley House, £125 Low Garth, £124.50 Fell Lane, £124 Bankfoot, £123 Wesley House, Black House & Fell Lane, £122 & £121 Hedley Park, £119 Bridgeford & Hard Riding, £118 Low Garth, £117 Redesmouth, £116 Thockrington (x2) & Hopesley House, £115 Agars Hill (x2) & Hopesley House, £114 Agars Hill, High Eshells, Black House & Hetherington, £113 Low West House & Thockrington, £112 Snitter, Hedley Park & Thockrington, £111 Bankfoot & Wesley House, £110 Hedley Park & Fell Lane

Suffolk x – £123 Hownsgill, £119 & £118 Thockrington, £114 Houndsgill, £112 The Rock

Beltex x - £146, £134 & £132 Low Garth, £132 Hownsgill, £128 Low Garth

Blue Texel x - £118 & £106 Slealands

Leicester - £102 Harsondale

Mule – £96 Redesmouth, £95 Low Garth

Cheviot - £86 The Rock, £76 Gairshield

Blackface – £117.50 Dudlees, £96 Greyside, £87 Gairshield

Swaledale – £79 & £76 Kirkley House

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 9th February 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A plainer show and plenty of weight about this week. Charolais x heifers from FT Walton selling to 227.5ppkg. Limousin x heifers from the same home to £1430.45

Charolais x Heifers - £1393.18 & £1379.20 Flotterton, £1334.38 Barker House

227.5p & 215.5p Flotterton, 213.5p Barker House

Limousin x Heifers – £1430.45 Flotterton, £1302.40 Sherburn Tower

213.5p & 212.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

A reduced number of cows due to the adverse weather conditions but those that did battle the snow were greatly rewarded.

Cast cow trade yet again strong at Hexham for all classes with cows coming from across Northumberland and Durham

The top three highest grossing cows came from Messrs J Lee & Sons, Morley Hill selling to a high of £1483.43 for a tremendous Limousin Cow. The run of cows from Morley Hill went on to average 164.2ppkg & £1355.22.

Leaner sort very easily cashed once again with many realising 135-140ppkg. The whole sale this week went on to average 143ppkg, yet again more cows needed to meet demand next week.

Please call Drew with entries on 07854361967

Angus x - £1066.19 Grasslees, £1000.35 East Knitsley, £974.85, £940.98 & £900.90 West Shields

175.5p East Knitsley, 153.5p Grasslees, 145.5p & 141.5p West Shields

British Blue - £1348.10 Morley Hill, £1309.93 Glebe Farm

173.5p Morley Hill & Glebe Farm

British Blue x - £1051.88 & 137.5p Low Staples

Charolais x - £969.50 & 138.5p Lunns House

Limousin x -£1483.43, £1369.55 & £1232.64 Morley Hill, £1205.13 Swarland Old Hall, £1194.66 The Steel, £1133.22 Sherburn Tower

173.5p & 160.5 Morley Hill, 159.5p The Steel, 155.5p Swarland Old Hall

Hereford x - £981.23 Aydonshields

Simmental – £1209.50 & 147.5p Swarland Old Hall

Simmental x - £952.77 Lunns House, £872.62 Grasslees

136.5p Lunns House, 135.5p Grasslees

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

The sheep entry again affected by the weather but not the trade with an average overall of 270ppkg.

Top price hoggs were £154 & £150 from John Smith Jackson, High Town and up to 358.1p from the same farm.

Please advise early entries for next week.

Brian Rogerson 07801 862792

Texel x –  £154, £150 & £145 High Town, £139 Rusheylaw & Middle Heads, £137 Sherburn Tower, £136 High Town & Low Staples, £134.50 & £134 (x2) Butsfield Burn, £133 Rusheylaw, £132 Butsfield Burn & High Town, £131 East Matfen, £130.50 Middle Heads, £130 East Matfen, Butsfield Burn & Aydonshields., £129 New Dotland, Butsfield Burn & West Shields. £128.50 Middle Heads, £128 New Dotland (x2), Springwell Cottage & Aydonshields, £127 Springwell Cottage, £126.50 West Shields, £125.50 Great Bavington & West Shields, £125 West Shields, £124.50 Low Carriteth, £124 High Town & Low Staples, £123 Sherburn Tower, £122 Colwell Hill, Middle Heads & West Shields, £121 East Matfen & Springwell Cottage

358.1p, 337.2p & 333.3p High Town, 317.5p Springwell Cottage, 316.3p Low Staples, 314.6p New Dotland, 313.5p St Oswalds, 312.2p Springwell Cottage, 309.5p East Matfen, 307.9p East Newham, 307.1p West Shields, 302.6p St Oswalds, 302.2p Middle Heads, 295.5p Aydonshields, 286.1p Sherburn Tower, 284.4p Aydonshields, 282.1p East Newham, 281.4p & 281.3p Springwell Cottage, 280.5p St Oswalds & West Shields, 275.6p High Town, 275.0p East Matfen & East Newham, 274.4p West Shields & St Oswalds, 273.3p & 271.9p Middle Heads, 271.1p West Shields & Middle Heads, 270.7p Low Carriteth

Suffolk x – £134 Steel Hall, £133 & £130.50 Great Bavington, £128.50 Steel Hall & Great Bavington, £125 & £124 Steel Hall, £123 Great Bavington, £120 New Dotland

277.8p Steel Hall, 276.2p New Dotland, 275.6p Steel Hall, 262.2p & 261.7p Great Bavington, 261.1p Middle Heads, 255.8p Great Bavington, 255.3p New Dotland, 254.7p Great Bavington, 252.0p Steel Hall

Charollais x - £114.50 & 266.3p Steel Hall

Bleu D’Maine x - £126 & 293.0p Low Staples

Mule – £119 High Town, £117.50 Colwell Hill, £113 High Town

251.1p High Town, 235.0p Colwell Hill

Cheviot - £113.50 Flotterton (x2)

291.0p, 291.0p & 276.4p Flotterton

Blackface -£116.50 New Dotland

256.1p & 254.6p Satchells, 253.3p New Dotland, 251.4p Satchells

Swaledale- 216.1p Colwell Hill

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 5th February 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their first sale in February of store cattle and offered 364 top quality catalogued head consigned by regular vendors from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria and The Scottish Borders – the catchment counties of the renowned weekly store cattle sale at this centre which this week was patronised by over fifty buyers from all over the UK.

The older, forward portion of the catalogue once again sold well, marginally dearer on the week and peaked at £1490 for a super hefty jet black Limousin bullock at 20 months from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn with three more selling at similar rates to average £1456 for a delighted Mr Ogle.

The heifer trade was crowned by an exceptional black Limmy lass at just 13 months of age which, sold in the last moments of the sale and flew to £1400 for Alfie & John Marr, Old Ravensworth, Gateshead.  At a similar age was the lead lady from highly regarded Father and Daughter team Graham & Gemma Common, Low Ardley which scaled to a mighty £1300. Bidding from all quarters was sustained throughout their run of 14 that returned at £1121 throughout representing a lift of well over one hundred pounds per head on the year and a good omen for the annual run of bullocks entered for next week’s sale.

Angus cattle once again sold well and topped at a rewarding £1410 for a weighty bullock from Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh who saw his 11 steers average £1270 including Charolais and Simmental crosses of a similar stamp topping at £1370 and £1355 respectively.

The middle aged bracket of cattle; those at 11-17 months of age, besides the heifers previously mentioned were dominated by the annual run of bullocks from James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown who consigned a super packet of steers at 12-15 months that peaked at £1365 for a cracking pair of Angus’ followed by Charolais at £1350, twice and an occasional Limousin cross steer at £1260 which contributed to an average, all told of just £6 shy of £1300, an increase of one hundred and thirty pounds on the year for the respected Alnwick based producer.

Once again the youngest class of calves saw a lift with a better show of quality on the week attaining deserved reward and the best of each breed scaling to new heights.  The class was topped by a simply sublime pen of three outstanding Angus cross steers by registered sires from Keith Hall & Family, West Butsfield, Tow Law and the newly established family faming enterprise were delighted with their first trip to Hexham with six selling to average £1149 throughout.  Continental crosses followed closely behind at £1190 for a smashing Limousin cross bullock at ten months from Messrs Bell, Woodhall, Bardon Mill who enjoyed a blistering trade for a great run of calves in which two heifers hit £1100 and the packet of 20 (8 steers and 12 heifers) returned at £1040 per head representing another good lift on the year.

James Macgregor, East Loanend sold a super steer at £1145 and saw his four bullocks and two heifers average £1062 making another trip to Hexham well worthwhile for the Berwick based breeder.

Producers with cattle to sell are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be pleased to advise on how our current ‘drop and go’ system is working and when best to take advantage of these great rates for store cattle; by far and away the best in the region, to maximise the return of your cattle.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1360 Lunns House, £1330 Park Head, £1290 Duddo Hill, £1255 & £1245 Fallowfield

Angus x heifers – £1280 Redesmouth

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1490 & £1455 (x2) Blackburn, £1440 Lowes Fell, £1425 Blackburn, £1420 Lowes Fell, £1400, £1370 & £1360 Lunns House, £1355 Edlingham Newtown, £1290, £1285 & £1270 Duddo Hill, £1250 BLACKBURTBN, £1220 Duddo Hill (x2), £1200 Fallowfield, Duddo Hill & Hepscott Manor, £1180 Ogle Dene, £1170 Duddo Hill

Limousin x heifers -£1340 Middle Heads, £1305 & £1300 Lunns House, £1290 Lowes Fell, £1280 Park Head & Middle Heads, £1240 Lunns House, £1225 Middle Heads, £1170 & £1140 Berwick Hill, £1135 Church Farm, £1120 & £1110 Berwick Hill, £1090 Middle Heads, £1055 Church Farm

British Blue x steers - £1300 Park Head

British Blue x heifers - £1060 Windy Hill

Charolais steers - £1370 & £1350 Newlands Haugh, £1140 Fallowfield

Charolais heifers - £1200 Hepscott Manor

Charolais x steers – £1340 Newlands Haugh, £1320 Edlingham Newtown, £1210 Newlands Haugh, £1180 Hepscott Manor, £1110 Park Head

Charolais x heifers - £1340 Hepscott Manor

Simmental x steers - £1355 Newlands Haugh, £1240 Fallowfield (x2), £1145 Broomfield

Angus x steers – £1410 Newlands Haugh, £1300 East Uppertown, £1290 & £1280 Hallington New Houses, £1270 Redesmouth, £1190 East Uppertown & Newlands Haugh, £1165 Newlands Haugh,

Angus x heifers – £1250 Church Farm, £1210 & £1190 Hallington New Houses, £1090 Redesmouth

Hereford x steers - £1090 Brackenthwaite

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1260 Edlingham Newtown & Old Ravensworth, £1230 & £1200 Lowfield, £1200 Old Ravensworth, £1180 Lowfield, £1150 Highside & Old Ravensworth, £1130 Thornton Tower & Glendue, £1110 Woodhall, £1095 Grindon Hill, £1090 Lowfield & Wydon, £1080 Grindon Hill, £1065 Thornton Tower, £1050 Glendue

Limousin x heifers – £1400 Old Ravensworth, £1300, £1240, £1230, £1220 & £1210 Low Ardley, £1210 Grindon Hill, £1130 Old Ravensworth, £1115 Woodhall, £1095 Grindon Hill & Highside, £1090 Low Ardley & Glendue, £1080 Woodhall, £1070 Low Ardley (x2) &  Wydon, £1060 Grindon Hill, £1050 Low Ardley & Thornton Tower, £1020 Woodhall, £1015 Glendue

Charolais x steers - £1350 (x2) & £1345, £1320 & £1275 Edlingham Newtown, £1205 Little Harle, £1200 Edlingham Newtown, £1170, £1145, £1140, £1135 & £1130 Little Harle, £1120 Wydon

Charolais x heifers - £990 Wydon

Blonde x steers - £1120 & £1090 Colwell Demesne

Angus x steers -£1365 Edlingham Newtown, £1175 & £1170 East Uppertown, £1160 High Barnes, £1140 West Butsfield, £1070 Edlingham Newtown & Lowfield, £1045 High Barnes, £1000 Ogle Dene

Hereford x steers - £1050 Brackenthwaite

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1190 Woodhall, £1145 & £1100 East Loanend, £1070 Woodhall, £1060 & £1010 East Loanend, £1000 Woodhall & Baal Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1075 & £975 East Loanend

British Blue x steers – £1110 Woodhall, £1085 & £1065 Light Birks, £1060 Woodhall & Light Birks (x2), £1050 & &1040 (x2) Light Birks

British Blue x heifers - £1100 & £1020 Woodhall

Simmental steers - £940 Wydon

Angus x steers - £1200 & £1015 West Butsfield, £940 Hedley Park

Angus x heifers - £925.00 High Barns

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of 1092 cast ewes met another strong trade for a poorer show on display.

Topping the sale at £176 was a pen of 5 Texel ewes from Messrs J Walton & Son, Rock.

248 Tex x ewes averaging £106.76

Suffolk ewes topped at £122 from Messrs MC & MD Sparke, Salmonfield.

Mules sold to £96 on two occasions, firstly from Messrs T Common & Son, Low Ardley & 12 from Messrs Lewis Forster & Son, West Nubbock.,

Blackface ewes sold to £102 for a tremendous pen of 25 from Messrs J Hunter & Sons, The Steel.

A strong pen of 22 Swales sold to £74 from Messrs K Smith & Son, East Greenridge

More wanted, Contact Jack 07739440457

Texel - £176 Rock, £164 Low Ardley, £148 Middle Dukesfield, £138 Allergill, £132 Rock, £130 Middle Dukesfield, £124 Stotsfold, £123 Broomhall, £122 The Fawns

Texel x – £152 Burmoor, £145 The Fawns, £138 Chesters & High House, £132 Burmoor, £128 The Fawns, £126 High House, £125 Burmoor & Allergill, £124 Burmoor, Crook Dene & High House, £122 Burmoor, East Broomshiels & Allergill, £120 Burmoor, East Broomshiels, West Nubbock, The Fawns & Allergill, £118 Crook Dene, Glenhill (x2) & Catreen, £116 Low Ardley, Burmoor & Allergill (x2), £115 East Greenridge, £114 Low Ardley, The Fawns, High House, Houselope Grange & East Greenridge

Suffolk x – £122 Salmonfield, £120 East Greenridge, £118 East Broomshiels (J Harrison), £115 East White Hill, £114 Rock & Thrunton, £108 High House & Rugley Walls, £104 Chesterwood Farm House & Dene House,

Beltex x - £132 The Fawns, £128 High Town

Dutch Texel - £130 & £120 Willimoteswick

Leicester - £120 Middle Dukesfield, £120 Rock, £117 Middle Dukesfield

Texel x Leicester - £124 West Nubbock

NC Cheviot – £108, £101 & £98 Rock, £94 Sundaysight

Cheviot x - £89 Colwell South Farm & Mount Pleasant, £78 Sundaysight

Beulah - £83, £68 & £61 Middle Moor

Mule – £96 Low Ardley & West Nubbock, £95 he Steel, East White Hill & Morrowfield, £92 East Wharmley, Rugley Walls & Broomhall, £91 East Wharmley & Willimoteswick, £90 Chesters, New Dotland & Prior Hall, £89 Colwell South Farm & Little Swinburne. £88 Stone Hall, Catreen & Salmonswell

Blackface – £102 & £86 The Steel, £86 Edges Green, £85 West Nubbock, £84 The Hole, £82 Carry House, £81 Broomhope, £80 Cleughfoot & New Dotland

Swaledale – £74 East Greenridge, £70 Brownchesters, £68 Stone Hall, £62 Amos Hill, £60 High Town

Herdwick - £52 Chesterwood Farm House

Store Hoggs

A catalogued entry of 1737 store hoggs sold to another tremendous trade averaging £96.19.

Topping the sale at £144 was a strong Texel tup hogg from Messrs BA & AM Storrow & Son, Willimoteswick.

Suffolk x hoggs continue to sell extremely well to a top of £127.50 for 6 from Messrs E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill.

Abermax hoggs topped at £126 from Messrs CA & JM Hall, Whitchester.

Mule hoggs topped at £121.50 for a great run from TA Collingwood & Sons, Ambling Gate.

A pair of Blackface hoggs topped at £106 from Messrs JRF Pattinson & Son, Hotbank.

More wanted to meet demand, contact Jack 07739 440457

Texel - £144 Willimoteswick, £140 Glenhill

Texel x – £133.50 West Mill Hills, £129.50 Linacres, £128 Whiteside & Allergill, £127.50 Allergill, £127 Palm Strothers, £126 East Wharmley, £125 Longlee, £124 Willimoteswick, £123 Linacres & Longlee, £122 Felton Demesne, £121 Allergill, £120 Thockrington & Piatroon, £119 Willimoteswick, £117.50 Sandylands, Felton Demesne, Hareshaw Allotment & Amos Hill, £117 Falstone Farm, Thockrington & High Knitsley, £116 Crook Dene, £114 Willimoteswick & Latterford, £113.50 Hillcrest & Holling Hill, £113 Thockrington & Catreen, £110 High Barns, Hillcrest & Sandylands, £108 Longlee (x2) & East Highridge

Suffolk x – £127.50 Holling Hill, £126 Garden Field, £124 Morrowfield, £116 Thockrington, £114 Lunns House & Morrowfield, £113 Thockrington, £112 Lunns House, £111 High Knitsley, £110.50 Lunns House, £107 The Bridges, High Knitsley & Broomhall, £105 Lunns House

Beltex x - £141.50 Dotland Park, £140 Glenhill, £133.50 & £130 Dotland Park, £126 Morrowfield & Woodwell House, £125 Morrowfield, £123.50 Woodwell House, £119 Bavington Hill Head, £108 & £105.50 Woodwell House

Charollais x - £135 Bavington Hill Head, £111.50 & £111 Sunniside, £108 Bavington Hill Head

Abermax - £126 & £117 Whitchester

Leicester - £124 Carry House, £106 Holling Hill, £103 Ambling Gate

Mule – £121.50 Ambling Gate, £117 Holing Hill, £108 Allergill, £106 Ambling Gate & Hotbank, £105 Loadman, £100 & £98 Todhillwood, £98 Hotbank, £96 Low Carriteth

Cheviot Mule - £129 Bavington Hill Head, £117 Linacres

Cheviot - £98 Sillywrea & West Mill Hills, £95 Gairshield, £90 Sillywrea

Blackface – £106 & £98 Hotbank, £98 Grasslees, £96 Greyside, £94 Holling Hill

Swaledale – £78 Todhillwood (x2)

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Clean cattle dearer on the week. More needed next week.

Angus x Heifers - £1224.55 & 206.5p Middle White Hill

Charolais x Heifers - £1499.63, £1411.43, £1384.66, £1336.10 & £1296.68 Flotterton

233.5p, 232.5p & 229.5p (x2) Flotterton

Limousin x Heifers – £1385.60 & 216.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

Another good entry of cows this week despite the snowy weather. A poorer show of cows on the whole but trade maintained last week’s rates and maybe even a touch dearer.

The better well fleshed cows once again selling tremendously well with two Limousin cows breaking the 200ppkg barrier from Mr JW Smith-Jackson High Town selling to 207.5p and 203.5p. Plenty of very lean sorts exceeding the 125ppkg mark once again

More cows needed on a weekly basis to meet demand.

Please call Drew on 07854361967

Angus – £958.42 & 138.5p Little Swinburne

Angus Bull - £1095.45 & 100.5p Buteland

Angus x - £1272.82 & £1195.75 Flotterton, £1186.65 West Shields, £1175.07 Flotterton, £1085.00 Newbiggin

189.5p & 149.5p Flotterton, 146.5p & 143.5p West Shields, 143.5p & 138.5p Flotterton

British Blue x - £1143.58 & 153.5p East Uppertown

Charolais - £1157.47 & 141.5p Newbiggin

Limousin x -£1386.10 & £1233.21 High Town, £1106.25 Stotsfold, £1097.42 Kirkley Dam, £1071.92 Thornton Towers, £1058.02 High Town, £1056.02 Halton Red House

207.5p, 203.5p & 150.5p High Town, 149.5p Thornton Towers, 148.5p Kirkley Dam, 147.5p Stotsfold, 145.5p Thornton Towers, 141.5p East Uppertown & Chirdon

Hereford x - £1089.10 & £975.13 Little Swinburne, £903.84 Middle White Hill

134.5p Middle White Hill, 134.5p & 129.5p Little Swinburne

Simmental x – £1073.80 & 147.5p Stotsfold

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A reduced entry this week due to snowy weather. All classes a real trade and the average up 20p on the week and an overall average per head of £118.68.

Top price was £140 from Dave Brodie, Chesters, who’s pen of 42 Texel x hoggs averaged £128.21. Texel x also topped the ppkg with High Baulk selling to 315.0p.

Texel x – £140 Chesters, £132 Corneyside & Chesters (x2), £130 Corneyside, Ingoe Low Hall (x2), Chesters (x2) & Great Chesters, £129 Baal Hill (x2) & Chesters, £127 New Dotland, Corneyside, Ingoe Low Hall (x2), Chesters (x2) &  Aydonshields, £127.50 New Dotland, £127 Ingoe Low Hall, £126.50 Rare Dean, £126 High baulk, Lough Green & Chesters, £125.50 Baal Hill & Matfen High House, £125 Matfen High House, Errington, Corneyside (x2), Ingoe Low Hall & Low Staples, £124 Ingoe Low Hall &  West Shields, £123.50 New Dotland, Matfen High House & Ingoe Low Hall, £123 High Alderheads & Palm Strothers, £122.50 Ingoe Low Hall, £121 Errington, £120.50 Great Bavington, £120 High Alderheads, Palm Strothers & Great Chesters, £119 Lough Green, Lunns house (x2) & West Shields

315.0p High Baulk, 313.5p Blackburn, 312.5p Errington, 309.5p & 309.4p Corneyside, 307.5p High Alderheads, 303.6p New Dotland, 302.5p Errington, 302.4p West Shields, 302.3p Great Chesters, 300.0 Lough Green, 297.7p Ingoe Low Hall & Chesters, 297.6p Corneyside, 295.5p Ingoe Low Hall, 290.0p & 289.0p East Newham, 287.5p Palm Strothers, 287.2p Ingoe Low Hall, 286.7p Baal Hill, 284.4p Aydonshields, 284.2p East Newham, 282.1p Corneyside, 281.7p Bingfield Combe, 281.3p Blackburn, 279.6p 279.5p & 279.1p Palm Strothers, 279.1p Great Chesters, 278.6p High Alderheads & Bingfield Combe, 277.5p Errington, 276.3p Tenter House, 276.2p Bingfield Farm, 275.0p High Baulk, 273.8p Bingfield Farm, 273.3p Baal Hill & Bingfield Combe, 273.2p Blackburn (x2), 272.5p High Alderheads, 270.9p Great Chesters,

Suffolk x – £138 Steel Hall, £130 Baal Hill, £129 Rare Dean (x2) & Lunns House, £128 Steel Hall, £126 New Dotland, £122 & £121 Great Bavington, £120 Luns House, £119.50 Baal Hill, £119 Steel Hall

275.9p Steel Hall, 273.8p Bingfield Farm, 270.7p Steel Hall, 268.8p Lunns House, 268.2p New Dotland, 265.6 Baal Hill, 264.4p Steel Hall, 262.5p New Dotland & East Newham, 261.5p Steel Hall

Charollais x - £126.50 & £117 Steel Hall

265.9p Steel Hall

Mule – £123 New Dotland, £119.50 & £115 Great Chesters, £110 Blackburn, West Shields & Evistones

265.9p Baal Hill, 261.4p Great Chesters, 254.8p New Dotland, 254.3p Great Chesters, 252.4p Tenter House, 250.0p Blackburn

Cheviot Mule - £115 & 267.4p Bingfield Combe

Blackface -£120 & £119 Great Chesters, £110 Evistones, £109.50 New Dotland, £109 Tenter House

260.9p Great Chesters, 254.7p New Dotland, 242.9p Great Chesters

Swaledale- £100 Evistones

228.2p Baal Hill

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 29th January 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their final store sale of the month of January offered a super quality entry for the time of year of 302 predominantly beef bred cattle which sold to great rates with all classes dearer on the week.

The sale peaked at £1450 for forward steers and £1405 for heifers in the same bracket whilst mid-range sorts topped at £1255 and £1330 respectively. The youngest class saw the greatest rise and these scaled to £1150 for steers and £990 for heifers.  The entire sale returned an average of £1107 throughout comprising the steer entry at £1135 and heifers levelling at £1066 ensuring all consignors were delighted with their days trading.

A strong show of older cattle set off at a pace and were noticeably sharper on the week for a more mixed offering which peaked at £1450 for a heavyweight purebred Charolais cross bullock at 20 months from Ken sisterson, Newlands Haugh who sold 11 to return £1344 for his pen full.  

Father and Son team George Snr & Jnr Herdman, Lunns House, County Durham followed with their best Limmy Bullock at £1445 and their top heifer which climbed to £1370 to average a pleasing £1376 and £1336 for four and three sold respectively.  The lead heifer on the day was however a £1405 smasher; a Limmy cross lady from Messrs Watson, Bothal Park who brought their ‘tailend’ offering which sold exceptionally well to average £1151 at 18 months of age for three steers and nine heifers from the Morpeth based family.

As was the case last week both Geoff Ogle, Blackburn and Messrs Bousfield, Low Stokoe sold cracking Limousin cross steers on the day; the Slaley offering topping at £1440 and averaging £1383 for five sold whilst the cattle from Falstone peaked at £1410 for a pair and averaged £1406 for three.

Angus cattle again sold well and several consignments were sought after on the day. Messrs Watson, Holywell Farms Ltd. topped at £1390 for a powerful, forward bullock and averaged £1200 for 8 bullocks by the black bull. Mark Featherstone, Allendale Farm topped the heifer offering at £1380 and his Angus cross sorts; 2 steers and 2 heifers returned at £1317 to complete a great days trading for the High Westwood based operation.

Cattle in the 11-17month age bracket also found a new level and peaked at £1330 for the lead pair of Limousin heifers from noted local breeders Messrs Nixon, Stotsfold, who sold 13 with their usual trademark style that were anything but ‘unlucky’ to average a mighty £1185 for the Hexhamshire family. It was the heifer entry of this section that rallied the most on the day with other super Limousin cross bred examples selling to £1290 from Messrs Ridley, Allenshields and to £1210 from Messrs Longlands, Rusheylaw.  Steers peaked at £1255 for a super type and yet another Angus cross beast to ring the bell on the day from William Hall, New Houses, Hallington whilst continental types sold for £1180; this one a Limousin cross from Rusheylaw with another by the Limmy sire selling well at £1165 for noted North Tyne producers Alan & John Dixon, Chirdon.

Renewed interest in the youngest class of cattle was highly spirited and these at ten months and younger peaked at £1150 for an impeccable Charolais cross steer from Sarah May Iveson, Cooper House, Kibblesworth.  Next in the rankings were the aforementioned Duo of father and son teams from Hexham Mart heartland; Messrs Longlands, Rusheylaw and Messrs Dixon, Chirdon both of whom scaled to £1100 for cracking Blue cross bullocks at ten months both to regular purchasers at the Hexham ringside. Willie & Mark Longlands sold seven well-bred cattle to return £1077 throughout whilst Messrs Dixon sold six to level at £1020 throughout.

Demand across all classes remains strong at Hexham with buyer interest from near and far; If you have cattle to sell kindly contact our team of auctioneers who are ideally placed to advise on how best to market your stock and will be delighted to discuss your requirements. 

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1445 Lunns House, £1350 Duddo Hill, £1265 Bothal Park

Limousin x heifers - £1210 & £1205 Bothal Park

Simmental x steers - £1250 & £1220 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers - £1160 Broomfield

Angus x steers -£1260 Stoop Rigg, £1220 Hallington New Houses

Angus x heifers - £1300 Stoop Rigg

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1440 & £1430 Blackburn, £1420 Lunns House, £1410 Low Stokoe, £1400 High House, Blackburn & Low Stokoe, £1370 East Uppertown, £1365 Blackburn, £1360 High House, £1340 Lunns House & Eat Uppertown, £1330 Halton Red House, £1300 Lunns House, £1295 Old Ravensworth, £1280 Blackburn & East Uppertown, £1260 Bothal Park, £1250 Halton Red Hose, £1240 Duddo Hill

Limousin x heifers -£1405 Bothal Park, £1370 Lunns House, £1345 High House, £1340 & £1300 Lunns House, £1290 Halton Red House, £1285 Stotsfold, £1265 Allenshields, £1240 & £1230 Old Ravensworth, £1200 & 1185 Bothal Park, £1110 Mickley Moor

Charolais x steers – £1450, £1390, £1370, £1360, £1320 (x2) & £1290 Newlands Haugh

Charolais x heifers - £1265 Broomfield, £1200 & £1195 Springwell, £1140 Little Harle, £1120 Springwell, £1110 Little Harle

Saler x steers - £1260, £1240 & £1200 Duddo Hill

Simmental x steers - £1335 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers – £1390 Church Farm, £1340 Allendale Farm, £1280 Church Farm, £1270 Allendale Farm, £1250 & £1240 Hallington New Houses, £1235 Springwell, £1225, £1210 & £1200 Church Farm

Angus x heifers – £1380 & £1280 Allendale Farm, £1180 & £1145 Stoop Rigg

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1195 Blueburn

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers –£1180 Rusheylaw, £1165 Chirdon, £1160 Grindon Hill, £1155 & £1100 Salmonswell, £1090 Woodlands & Salmonswell, £1085 Salmonswell, £1080 Grindon Hill, £1070 Salmonswell

Limousin x heifers – £1330 Stotsfold, £1290 Allenshields, £1275 Stotsfold, £1210 Rusheylaw, £1195 Allenshields, £1170 Stotsfold, £1145 Allenshields, £1135 Salmonswell, £1120 Stotsfold, £1110, £1100 & £1090 Grindon Hill, £1080 Stotsfold & Grindon Hill

British Blue x steers – £1140 Rusheylaw

British Blue x heifers - £970 Mickley Moor, £950 Rusheylaw

Charolais x steers -£1100 Springwell, £1080 & £1050 Woodlands

Charolais x heifers - £980 Cooper House, £970 Broomfield

Saler x steers - £1040 West Shields

Simmental x steers - £1100 Chirdon

Angus x steers -£1255 Hallington New Houses, £1140 Springwell, £1010 Church Farm

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1085 Salmonswell, £1000 & £990 Dyke Nook, £970 Demesne Farm, £965 Baal Hill & Dyke Nook

Limousin x heifers - £985 Dyke Nook, £965 Baal Hill

British Blue x steers – £1100 Rusheylaw & Chirdon, £1000 Windy Hill

Charolais x steers - £1150 Cooper House, £990 Demesne Farm

Charolais x heifers - £990 Cooper House (x2)

Angus x steers - £1070 Hedley Park

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A large show of 829 cast ewes & rams met a stronger demand for a poorer show in the week.

Topping the sale at £152 was a Beltex x ewe from Messrs NG, KM & JG Beveridge, Low West House

Suffolk ewes topped at £135 again from Low West House.

Mule ewes topped at £103 from J & A Moralee, Hard Riding

Horned ewes sold to £81 twice from Messrs K Smith & Son, East Greenridge & Mr M Charleton, West Raw. Messrs Smith also sold a pen of 30 Swales to £78

More ewes wanted contact Jack 07739 440457

Texel x – £138 Crowhall, £136 The Laws & Butterknowes, £134 St Oswalds, £130 Stotsfold & Prospect Grange, £128 Hard Riding & Broomhope, £126 Butterknowes, £120 East Butsfield, £118 Hard Riding & Broomhall, £116 East Barnwell, £114 St Oswalds & Low West House, £112 St Oswalds & Whitchester, £110 Shaftoe Moor & West Raw, £108 St Oswalds

Suffolk x – £135 Low West House, £115 East Barnwell, £112 Grange House, £104 Low West House, £99 High Knitsley & Morrowfield, £97 Blackburn, £96 Causey Burn

Beltex x - £152, £140, £132, £128 & £118 Low West House

Leicester - £115 Broomhope, £112 Intake

NC Cheviot – £80 Sillywrea

Cheviot x - £112 Whitchester

Cheviot Mule - £90 Low Struthers

Mule – £103 Hard Riding , £98 Morrowfield, £96 West Raw, £94 Broomhope, £93 Intake & Broomhall, £92 East Butsfield, £91 Moss Kennels, The Laws, East Haydon & West Shields, £89.50 Stobbilee, £89 Lilswood, East Barnwell & Lynup Hill, £88 Crowhall

Blackface – £81 East Greenridge& West Raw, £80 Harsondale, £79 West Shields, £76 Hotbank, £85 Tenter House & Broomhall

Swaledale – £78 East Greenridge, £68 Comb Hills & East Greenridge, £67 The Laws

Herdwick - £53 West Shields

Cast Tups

Cast rams sold to £131 for a Texel from Mrs. BD Milburn Butterknowes. Bluefaced Leicester topped at £130 from Messrs JRD & JA Short, Ouston

Texel - £131 Butterknowes, £126 High Baulk, £118 Butterknowes, £100 Thornley Hall

Suffolk - £112 East Butsfield, £97 Sillywrea

Leicester - £130 Ouston, £108 Intake, £104 Broomhope

Cheviot - £111 Sillywrea

Herdwick - £55 Comb Hills

Store Hoggs

Store hoggs sold to extreme rates once again with an overall average of £95.50 for all breeds, 31 pens (178 hoggs) sold over £115.

Topping the sale at £158 was a pure Texel ewe hogg from Messrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding.

A pair of Beltex wether hoggs sold to £138 from Aly Dixon, Garden Field.

A tremendous pen of 24 Suffolk x hoggs sold to £128.50 from Messrs JB Cowan & Co, Morrowfield.

Hill hoggs continued to sell very well to a top of £114 from Mr D Collingwood, Intake.

Vendors are urged to take advantage of the Hexham ring with more wanted for next week.

Contact Jack 07739440457

Texel - £158 & £138 Hard Riding

Texel x – £137 & £136 Butterknowes, £135.50 Blackburn, £130 Butterknowes, £128 Low Garth, £127 Paxton Dene & Butterknowes, £125 Little Swinburne & Butterknowes, £124 Butterknowes, £123 Nunwick & Waite Farm, £119 Grange House & Parkside, £118.50 Little Swinburne & Allenheads, £118 Catreen & Little Swinburne, £117.50 Allenheads, £116 Hill Top, Thockrington & Lynup Hill, £115 Allgood & Glendue & Cowden Burn, £113 Moorlaws & Holly Hill West, £111 Paxton Dene & Holly Hill West, £110 Thornley Hall & Little Swinburne, £109 Thockrington, £108 Garden Field & Low Garth, £107.50 Normans Riding, £106 Catreen, £105 Butterknowes, Ochrelands & Hownsgill

Suffolk x –£128.50 & £120.50 Morrowfield, £114 Thockrington, £111 Blackburn, £109 Hill Top, Lunns House & Garden Field, £105 Lunns House, £103.50 Cooper House & Hownsgill, £103 Morrowfield, £102 Haggwood

Beltex x - £138 Garden Field, £130 Low Garth, £125 Hownsgill, £117 Garden Field, £107 Woodwell House, £106 Hownsgill

Leicester - £95.50 Spittalshield

Mule –£116 & £110 East Butsfield, £105 Shitlington Hall, £100 Hill Top & Linriggs, £96 Intake, £95 The Deans

Blackface – £96 Prospect Grange, £92 & £89 Cowden Burn, £84 Moorlaws

Swaledale - £114 Intake, £110 Ouston, £89 Intake, £87 Ouston

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 26th January 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A very mixed show of clean cattle this week with Limousin x steers from Messrs E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill selling to 233.5p selling to JA Jewitt Ltd, Spennymoor. The same home sold heifer to 223.5ppkg.

Charolais x Heifers - £1406.53, £1336.10, £1327.59 & £1326.15 Holling Hill

223.5p & 221.5p Holling Hill

Charolais x Steers - £1500.78 Holling Hill

Limousin x Steers - £1447.7 & 233.5p Holling Hill

Limousin x Heifers – £1222.65 & 214.5p Lowes Fell

Saler x Heifers - 195.5p West Shields

Cast Cows & OTM

Largest number of cast cattle seen for a long time at Hexham and what a trade! Something for everyone forward, with the very leanest old ladies to the best well fleshed continental cows, all selling to extreme rates.

Highest grossing cows came from the same good home of Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm, Co Durham,, who sold a pedigree Limousin cows to £1596.45 and a Limousin x cow to £1543.70.

The lead PPKG cow came from Messrs E Kellett & Son, East Farm, who sold a Limousin x cow to 184.5ppkg.

It was the very lean cows that stole the show with some extremely old, lean ladies selling to 115 & 120ppkg!

Cast Limousin bull from Messrs Ian Potts & Sons, Hedley Park sold to 157.5ppkg.

With the trade as buoyant as it is please don’t hesitate to contact Drew with entries and enquiries. All classes of cast cows and bulls can be marketed well here at Hexham

Drew Patrick 07854 361967

Angus – £1251.30 Old Town, £1136.93 East Flass, £1132.63 The Snape

145.5p Old Town, 139.5p East Flass

Angus x - £1091.38 West Shields, £1047.60 Old Town, £1002.38 West Shields, £860.75 Thornley Hall Farm, £848.38 West Shields

145.5p Old Town, 138.5p & 137.5p (x2) West Shields, 137.5p Thornley Hall Farm

British Friesian - £718.25 & 110.5p Thornley Hall Farm

British Blue x - £1303.40 High Town, £1251.11 Grange House, £1236.75 & £1158.93 Great Chesters

171.5p High Town, 153.5p Great Chesters, 146.5p Grange House, 145.5p Great Chesters

Charolais - £958.75 & 147.5p Colwell Demesne

Charolais x - £990.28 & 138.5p Little Swinburne

Limousin x - £1596.45 & £1543.70 Glebe Farm, £1369.56, £1271.22 & £1268.78 Great Chesters, £1238.55 High Town, £1227.15 & £1203.60 Great Chesters

184.5p East Farm, 183.5p Glebe Farm, 179.5p High Town & Glebe Farm, 169.5p, 163.5p, 159.5p, 152.5p & 151.5p Great Chesters

Limousin Bull - £1141.88 & 157.5p Hedley Park

Beef Shorthorn x - £898.58 Woodlands, £896.93 Hedley Park, £796.80 The Tofts

128.5p Hedley Park, 125.5p Woodlands, £124.5p The Tofts

Hereford x - £964.60 Whiskershiel, £815.85 Woodlands

132.5p Whiskershiel, 129.5p Woodlands

Simmental x – £974.16 The Tofts, £828.13 Thornley Hall Farm

148.5p The Tofts, 132.5p Thornley Hall Farm

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A fairly mixed show of hoggs forward, with almost half on the entry heavier sorts. All classes still sold well to return an average in excess of 241ppkg.

Top price was £138 & 328.6ppkg from Messrs Thompson The Fawns

Texel x – £138 The Fawns, £135 West Grange, £130 Ingoe Low Hall, £127.50 Blackburn, £126 Ingoe Low Hall, £125.50 Highwood, £125 Ingoe Low Hall & Broomhall, £124.50 Highwood & Broomhall, £124 Highwood, £123.50 & £123 (x2) Blackburn, £123 Middle Heads & Ingoe Low Hall, £122.50 Highwood, £122 Wall Fell, High Knitsley & West Grange, £121 Flotterton, £120.50 The Fawns & Ingoe Low Hall (x4), £120 The Fawn s, Moss Barns, Aydonshields  & Broomhall (x2), £119.50 High Baulk, £119 Blackburn & West Grange, £118.50 Ingoe Low Hall, £1180 Broomhall, £$117.50 Baal Hill, High Knitsley & Colepike, £116 Aydonshields & Colepike, £115.50 Blackburn & Colepike, £115 St Oswalds, Moss Barns, Blackburn, Thockrington & Great Bavington, £114.50 Blackburn,  Middle Heads & West Shields, £114 New Dotland & Blackburn, £113.50 Wall Fell & West Shields, £113 High Knitsley, £112.50 Blackburn, £112 Thockrington

328.6p The Fawns, 296.5p Blackburn, 294.9p St Oswalds, 294.1p Blackburn, 290.7p Ingoe Low Hall, 287.5p Moss Barns, 286.1p Middle Heads, 283.7p West range & Wall Fell, 279.6p Ingoe Low Hall, 279.1p The Fawns, 268.3 Baal Hill, 265.8p New Dotland, 265.3p Ingoe Low Hall, 263.6p Colepike & Aydonshields, 259.0p & 258.8p St Oswalds, 256.1p Willimoteswick, 253.9p & 251.3p Satley Farm, 251.1p High Knitsley, 251.0p Ingoe Low Hall (x3), 250.0p Moss Barns, Wall Fell & Blackburn, 248.7p Satley Farm & St Oswalds, 246.5p Bankfoot, 246.4p Warksfield Head, 246.3p St Oswalds, 246.2p High Baulk

Suffolk x – £134 Ingoe Low Hall, £125 Great Bavington (x2), £123 Baal Hill, £121 High Knitsley, £120, £119 & £116.50 Baal Hill, £166 Steel Hall & Great Bavington (x2) ,£115.50 Thockrington, £114.50 Great Bavington, £112 Steel Hall & Thockrington

254.6p & 252.2p Steel Hall, 250.0p New Dotland, 246.4p St Oswalds, 242.7p Baal Hill, 242.0p High Knitsley, 235.7p Thockrington, 232.3p New Dotland & Great Bavington, 232.2p Middle Heads

Beltex x - £130 & 282.6p Ingoe Low Hall

Dutch Texel x - £123, £122 & £115.50 Willimoteswick

300.0p, 259.6p Willimoteswick

Charollais x - £111.50 Flotterton, £104 Steel Hall

253.7p Steel Hall, 237.2p Flotterton

Mule – £124 Shaw Wood, £119 & £111.50 Great Chesters, £110 Flotterton, £108 New Dotland, £104 Warksfield Head

247.8p Great Chesters, 247.4p Tarset Hall, 237.2 Baal Hill, 236.1p Flotterton

Leicester - £111 & 217.7p Great Chesters

Kerry Hill - £107 & 243.2p Willimoteswick

Cheviot Mule - £111 Flotterton, £103.50 Tarset Hall

242.5p Tarset Hall, 231.3p Flotterton

Cheviot - £109 (x3) & £103 Flotterton

251.2p & 247.7p (x3) Flotterton

Blackface -£118 & £109 Great Chesters, £108 Warksfield Head

240.0p Warksfield Head, 237.0p Great Chesters

Swaledale- £93.50 Tarset Hall, £92 Baal Hill, £90 Harewalls

242.1p Baal Hill, 239.7p Tarset Hall

Prime Ewes

Texel x - £110 & £103 West Grange

Suffolk x - £110 West Grange

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 22nd January 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts offered at catalogued entry of 582 store cattle & suckled calves at their weekly sale.  A useful entry met with a sharper trade and more buyers at the ringside with the overnight weather proving less challenging then the previous two weeks.

A trio of bullocks all from the one home held the top three prices of the sale at £1480 and £1440 (twice) all being exceptionally shaped and well wintered at Blackburn, Slaley by weekly consignor at this time of year Mr Geoff Ogle who sold one more and saw his four average a noteworthy £1417.

Two very well-bred sorts were sent down the North Tyne to Hexham by Messrs Bousfield, Low Stokoe, Falstone and the pair of hefty red bullocks scaled to £1440 and £1380 at 21 months from the well-known upland suckler herdmasters.

The charolais breed was well-represented on the day and certainly sought after with big, powerful steers from Messrs Hall, New Houses, Hallington selling to £1430 to average £1385 for four sold whilst The Aberdeen Angus offering continued to attract a premium at Hexham, an exceptional run from Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh selling to £1410 for a pair of outstanding steers at 18 months and averaging £1290 for 11 sold on the day.

Forward heifers and also the best end of yearling sorts were also in the ascendancy with a smart Limmy cross lady at 20 months selling for £1400 from David White, East Uppertown and a smart younger type from Messrs Moore, Highside, Kellah scaling to £1360 for the Haltwhistle based family.

A super entry of yearling types made up the second half of the catalogue and these saw great rates, unrivalled within the county or indeed the region this week.

Cattle from 11-17 months of age peaked at £1390 for a Charolais cross steer from Messrs Tweddle, Springwell farm, County Durham; £1315 for a Limmy bullock with style and shape from Andrew Swallow, Dukesfield Hall, Hexhamshire and £1310 for a Blonde cross from noted purveyors of the Breed Messrs English, Brownsleazes, Wark who also sold a stylish heifer at £1275.  Limousin cross heifers in this bracket sold to £1265 from Highside and to £1225 from Ian Oliver, South Brandon, Crook, County Durham.

It was the youngest class of cattle that truly rang the bell on the day; those at ten months and younger which topped at £1330 for a sublime Bazadaise cross steer from Willie and Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw, Birtley followed by a rare Limousin cross from Messrs English that rose to £1210. A cracking pen of ¾ bred calves were presented by David and Sharon Robinson, Hawksteel, Allendale and these peaked at £1180 for a great steer to return £1111 for four sold. 

Dennis & Stuart Charlton, Whiteside peaked at £1170 for a great red bullock bred high in Roman Wall country and Micheal Reed, West Biggens in Weardale, County Durham followed at £1135 for a shapely Dun coloured steer. 

Another Haltwhistle based family operation; Messrs Thompson, East Unthank enjoyed a nice trade with great Limmy steers at this age peaking at £1130 and heifers close behind at £1100 to average £1149 for five great sorts sold on the day.  

Cattle bred with a dairy influence were greatly sought after and highlights included a super pen of Charolais crosses out of Montbeliard mothers from Messrs Willey, Broomfield that peaked at £1340 for steers and £1320 for heifers to average £1225 for four and six sold respectively at 18 months.  Messrs Faill of Hedley West, Stocksfield scaled to £1065 for a hard working pen of four Charolais heifers from dairy mothers and Messrs Ivinson, Cooper House sold dairy bred Angus cross heifers at 14 months to a top of £950 and a super average on the day of £920 for 5 sold.

The entire entry of steers sold to average £1113 across the catalogue whilst all heifers marketed on the day came back at £1036 per head.  Any producer with cattle to sell in our region should contact our auctioneers to take advantage of the great rates attainable at this centre.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers - £1290 White House, £1285 Duddo Hill, £1280 Lough Green, £1230 & £1200 White House, £1200 Highwood

British Blue x heifers - £1160 Broomfield

Charolais x heifers - £1190 Broomfield

Angus heifers - £1290 Pottsdurtrees

Angus x heifers - £1240 & £1220 Sunniside

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1480 Blackburn, £1440 Blackburn (x2) & Low Stokoe, £1380 Low Stokoe, £1365 Lough Green, £1360 Highwood, £1355 & £1350 Lunns House, £1345 Highwood, £1315 Duddo Hill, £1310 Blackburn, £1300 Lunns House, £1290 Comb Hills & Highwood, £1280 Highwood, £1275 Lunns House & Cornhills, £1270 White House & Highwood, £1265 Highwood, £1260 Kirkley March, £1245 Lough Green, £1240 Rare Dean, £1235 Highwood, £1195 Stotsfold, £1190 Highwood, £1175 Comb Hills, £1170 East Uppertown & Duddo Hill, £1160 Duddo Hill, £1150 Highwood

Limousin x heifers - £1400 East Uppertown, £1360 Highside, £1340 Lunns House, £1325 Berwick Hill, £1305 White House, £1290 East Uppertown, £1280 Rare Dean, £1250 East Uppertown, £1245 & £1230 Lunns House, £1215 White House, £1205 Camp Hill, £1200 Cornhills, £1190 Halton Red House (x2), £1180 Cornhills, £1170 Mains Rigg, £1165 Halton Red House, £1160 Cornhills, £1150 Berwick Hill & White House, £1140 & £1100 Berwick Hill

British Blue x steers - £1290, £1255 & £1155 Camp Hill, £1145 China Hall

British Blue x heifers - £1270 Camp Hill, £1180 South Brandon, £1175 & £1100 Camp Hill

Charolais x steers – £1430 & £1360 (x2) Hallington New Houses, £1340, £1330 & £1190 Broomfield, £1185 South Brandon, £1150 Rare Dean,

Charolais x heifers - £1320 Broomfield, £1225 Rare Dean & Broomfield, £1160 Springwell, £1150 Rare Dean & Broomfield, £1125 White House

Blonde x heifers - £1165 Brownsleazes

Saler x steers - £1170 Duddo Hill

Angus x steers – £1410 & 1400 Newlands Haugh, £1390 Hallington New Houses, £1300 Rare Dean, £1270 Newlands Haugh (x2), £1260 Church Farm, East Uppertown & Allendale Farm, £1210 Newlands Haugh, £1200 Church Farm & East Uppertown, £1175 Sunniside, £1160 Church Farm & Springwell

Angus x heifers – £1290 Rare Dean & East Uppertown, £1280 Allendale Farm, £1255 The Deans, £1240 Berwick Hill, £1170 Redesmouth, £1140 Rare Dean & Allendale Farm, £1120 The Deans, £1110 Berwick Hill & The Deans

South Devon heifers - £1150 The Deans

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers –£1315 Dukesfield Hall, £1295 South Brandon, £1280 Stotsfold, £1275 Brownsleazes, £1270 Holly Hill West, £1250 East Unthank, £1230 Stotsfold, £1225 Low Middleton, £1200 Stotsfold, £1190 Low Eshells, £1185 Rusheylaw, £1165 Stotsfold & Whiteside, £1155 Stotsfold, £1125 Low Town & Low Eshells, £1120 Low Eshells, £1100 Low Middleton & Dukesfield Hall, £1090 Highside, Low Middleton & Low Eshells, £1070 Windy Hill, £1060 Whiteside, £1050 Low Middleton, Cornhills & Raggetsyke, £1000 Windy Hill (x2)

Limousin x heifers – £1265 Highside, £1225 South Brandon, £1205 Grange House, £1180 & £1170 Linacres, £1160 Grange House & Whiteside, £1150 East Unthank, £1130 Linacres, £1120 Low Middleton & Low Town, £1110 Highside, £1070 South Brandon, £1065 Whiteside, £1055 Low Middleton & Linacres, £1040 Grange House, £1025 Low Middleton,£1020 Low Town

British Blue x steers - £1240, £1195 & £1160 Rusheylaw

Charolais steers - £1020 Harewalls

Charolais x steers -£1390 & £1195 Springwell, £1160 Grange Farm & Low Middleton, £1080 Springwell & Grange Farm, £1030 High Trewhitt & Raggetsyke, £1020 Harnham Hall

Charolais x heifers - £1090 & £1080 Raggetsyke, £1045 & £1030 Grange Farm

Blonde x steers - £1310 Brownsleazes, £1260 Jollybody

Blonde x heifers - £1275 Brownsleazes

Bazadaise x steers - £1140 Rusheylaw

Simmental x steers - £1100 Hackford, £1095 & £1000 Baal Hill

Simmental x heifers - £1000 Hackford

Angus steers - £1130 Springwell

Angus x steers -1090 East Uppertown, £1040 Springwell

Angus x heifers - £1060 Lee Hall, £950 Cooper House

Hereford x heifers - £970 South Brandon

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1210 Brownsleazes, £1180 Hawksteel, £1170 Whiteside, £1135 West Biggens, £1130 East Unthank, £1125 Hawksteel, £1120 Rusheylaw, £1115 East Unthank, £1090 & £1050 Hawksteel, £1035 West Biggens, £1000 Prospect Grange

Limousin x heifers - £1100 East Unthank, £950 Prospect Grange, £900 Baal Hill

British Blue x steers – £1050 Camp Hill & Prospect Grange, £965 Prospect Grange

Blonde x steers - £1000 & £920 Jollybody

Blonde x heifers - £920 Jollybody

Bazadaise x steers - £1330 Rusheylaw

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Over 1000 Cast ewes and rams were sold through Hexham today and with increased numbers nationwide, trade was slightly reduced to previous week’s extreme rates.

Messrs E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill sold Charollais ewes to £152.

Mule ewes still selling well to a top of £95 from Messrs JE Woodman & Son, Great Chesters for a pen of 13.

Blackface ewes sold to a top of £80, again from Great Chesters.

More continue to be wanted, call Jack on 07739440457

Texel x – £145 Corneyside & Greyside, £138 Chapel House, £135 Dukesfield & High Eshells, £130 Hillcrest, £124 Dykehead, £122 High Eshells, £120 Corneyside & Holling Hill, £118 East Wharmley, Kirkley Hall & Harewalls, £117 High Eshells, £116 Great Chesters & Berwick hill, £115 Nunwick & Corneyside, £114 East Wharmley, Nunwick, Lee Hall & Hallington New Houses, £112 Greyside, £110 Gunnerton Demesne & Hillcrest, £108 High Fotherley (x2) & Hillcrest

Suffolk x – £114 Tedcastle, £111 Greyside, £108 & £102 Gunnerton Demesne

Beltex x - £140 Low West House, £127 Hallington New Houses, £126 Jollybody, £114 Tedcastle, £108 & £106 Hallington New Houses

Bleu D’Maine - £118 Low Staples

Charollais x - £152 Holling Hill, £148 Rosehill

Leicester - £108 West End Wolsingham

NC Cheviot – £96 Codlaw Hill

Cheviot x - £77 Codlaw Hill, £75 Colwell South Farm, £72 Castle Nook

Cheviot Mule - £105 Steel Hall, £101 Nunwick, £100 The Tofts

Mule – £95 Great Chesters, £94 Beaumont House, £93 High Eshells, £92 Brokenheugh & Whiteside, £91 Brokenheugh, £89 Holling Hill, £88 West Butsfield, Gunnerton Demesne, Normans Riding (x2) & Berwick Hill, £87 Greyside, £86 Bowershield & Kirkley Hall

Blackface – £80 & £78 Great Chesters, £75 Whiteside

Swaledale – £66 Tarset Hall, £63 Woodhall

Cast Tups

Cast tups topped at £136 for Texels from GH Walton & Son, Greyside

Texel - £136 Greyside, £128 Dukesfield Hall & Barker House, £120 Elrington Hall, £115 Hackford, £112 Beaumont House, £108 Hillcrest, £104 Greyside, £102 Burnbank

Suffolk - £95 Hackford & Barker House

Beltex - £102 The Tofts

Leicester - £118 Great Chesters, £106 Burnbank

Blackface - £84 Holling Hill

Store Hoggs

Store hoggs continued to be an extreme trade with the smallest end seeing another lift.

Topping the day was 3 Dutch Texel Ewe Hoggs from Messrs WR Sparke & Sons, Little Swinburne at £158 with their run of 55 ewe & whether hoggs averaging £126.51

Charollais hoggs sold to a top of £120 from JJ & JM Sanders, Bavington Hill Head.

Mule hoggs sold to a top of £103 for a pen full from Lord Max Percy Farming, Blueburn

Blackface & Swaledale Hoggs topped at £94 Burnbank & Ambling Gate respectively.

More wanted for next week contact Jack 07739440457

Texel - £108 New Acres

Texel x – £148 Low West House, £130 Tedcastle, £115 Glendue (x2), £110 Normans Riding, Matfen Home Farm & Glendue, £109 Burnbank & Highwood, £108 Riding Farm, £107 New Acres, Bank Top House & Lee Hall, £106 Billerley, Hedley Park, Raggetsyke, Bank Top house, Ochrelands & High Fotherley, £105 Raggetsyke, Low West House & Settlingstones, £104 High Eshells, Hedley Park, Barracks Farm & High Yarridge (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £158, £144 (x2), £140, £132, £130, £126, £124 & £110 Little Swinburne

Suffolk x –£111 Berwick Hill, £109 Thockrington, £108 (x2) & £107.50 Piatroon, £107 Bingfield East Quarter, £105 Hareshaw Allotment, £102 Black Hedley

Beltex x - £120 Hareshaw Allotment, £118 Bavington Hill Head, £105 The Lee

Charollais x - £120, £114 & £111 Bavington Hill Head

Zwartbles - £94 Three Farms

Leicester - £97 Farneyshield

Kerry Hill - £85 Three Farms

Ryeland - £63 Peel Flatt

Cheviot - £88 Barrasford Green, £86.50 Linbrig

Cheviot x- £78 Scotchcoulthard

Cheviot Mule - £106, £105 & £102 Bavington Hill Head

Mule –£103 Blueburn, £98 Blueburn (Milburn), £97 Ochrelands, £96 Tedcastle, £95 Ambling Gate, £94 Allenheads, £93 Blueburn (Milburn), £89 Blueburn

Blackface – £94 Burnbank, £86.50 Stoop Rigg, £84 Lynburn, £80 Edlingham Demesne, £79 Rookland

Swaledale - £94 Ambling Gate, £83 Shittlehopeside

Crossbred – £105 Bowershield, £101 Bavington Hill Head, £99 & £98.50 Rosehill

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 19th January 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A plainer show of clean cattle this week selling to 232.5ppkg for a light weight Limousin x Heifer from Messrs A Hall & Sons, Barker House

Charolais x Heifers - £1409.38 & £1256.85 Barker House

225.5p & 220.5p Barker House

Limousin x Steers - £1225.11 & 210.5p Hawksteel

Limousin x Heifers – £1307.90 & £1236.90 Barker House

232.5p & 225.5p Barker House

Cast Cows & OTM

A better show of cows this week which met a sharper trade with some old faces returning with cows to the Hexham Ring and being rewarded.

Like last week, the leaner sorts again very sort after. If forage and bedding is an issue, get these sorts cashed.

Messrs Charlton, Whiteside, took advantage of the Hexham trade, selling BB x cows to £1294.95.

Messrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding brought their typical stamp of cows and topped the PPKG with a Limousin x selling to 159.5ppkg.

More cast cattle needed on a weekly basis of all classes with purchasers for all types in attendance,

Please call Drew on 07854 361967

Angus – 129.5p & 124.5p Pottsdurtrees

British Blue x - £1294.95 Whiteside, £1009.39 Cornhills, £976.50 Whiteside, £976.43 Palm Strothers, £921.25 Hedley Park

157.5p Whiteside, 146.5p Cornhills, 145.5p Whiteside, 138.5p Palm Strothers

Limousin x - £1216.93 Halton Red House, £1191.47 Hard Riding, £1178.69 Cornhills, £1158.10 Whiteside, £1135.90 Errington Red House, £1058.46 Hard Riding, £1043.92 Low Eshells, £1025.33 Cornhills, £1010.10 Nunwick

159.5p Hard Riding, 156.5p Whiteside, 155.5p Cornhills, 153.5p Errington Red House, 149.5p Halton Red House & Hard Riding, 143.5p Halton Red House

Beef Shorthorn x - £1141.14 Pottsdurtrees, £1083.43 Sillywrea, £1069.75 East Fourstones

143.5p & 140.5P Sillywrea, 137.5p East Fourstones, 136.5p Pottsdurtrees

Simmental x – £1117.48 & 153.5p Dunns Houses

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More hoggs forward this week and not quire the extreme rates of last week, but all classes still selling well to a top of £138 (336.6ppkg) from William Smith, East Greenridge

Texel x – £137 & £131 Colwell Hill, £130 Matfen High House & High Alderheads, £128.50 & £128 (x2) Corneyside, £127 Thornton Towers & Old Town (x2), £126.50 Elrington Hall, £126 Matfen High House,  East Newham & East Greenridge (x2), £125 Corneyside (x2), £124 East Knitsley, Thornton Towers & East Greenridge, £123.50 New Dotland & Corneyside (x2), £123 Matfen High House, Corneyside (x3) & Aydonshields, £122.50 Corneyside & Springwell Cottage, £122 East Matfen, £121.50 Elrington Hall, £121 High Alderheads, £120 New Dotland, Glenhill, East Matfen, Corneyside, East Greenridge (x2) & Great Bavington, £119.50 Lough Green, £119 Corneyside (x2) & Colwell ill (x2), £118.50 Thornton Tower, £118 New Dotland, Corneyside, Great Chesters, Thornton Towers, Springwell Cottage, Old Town (x2), Colepike & Low Eshells, £117.50 Corneyside (x2), East Knitsley, Great Chesters, Delight, Lunns House & Baal Hill, £117 Corneyside, High Alderheads, Delight, West Shields, Low Staples & Tenter House, £116.50 Nunwick & Camp Hill, £116 Elrington Hall, Delight, East Greenridge, Springwell Cottage & Colepike, £115.50 High Alderheads, Delight & Springwell Cottage

309.8p Thornton Towers, 300.0p & 297.7p (x2) Corneyside, 295.0p Thornton Tower, 292.9p Corneyside, 288.4p Thornton Towers, 287.5p & 286.1p Corneyside, 284.9p Springwell Cottage, 284.2p Nunwick, 282.1p Thornton Towers, 281.8p East Greenridge, 281.0p Corneyside & Springwell Cottage, 280.5p East Newham & Middle Heads, 279.6p Aydonshields, 279.1p New Dotland, 278.1p East Matfen, 276.7p Corneyside, 276.3p West Shields, 276.2p East Greenridge, 275.6p East Newham, 275.0p Thornton Towers, 274.4p Great Chesters & Lunns House, 272.7p East Greenridge & Corneyside, 270.5p Corneyside, 268.6p Springwell Cottage, 267.5p Delight, 266.3p Nunwick, 265.9p Low Staples, 265.1pWest Shields, High Town, Camphill & East Matfen, 264.p West Shields, 264.6p East Knitsley, 264.0p Springwell Cottage, 263.1p East Newham, 262.5p Matfen High House, 261.6p West Shields & Thornton Towers, 261.4p Aydonshields, 260.9p East Greenridge, 260.8p Comb Hills, 260.7p Delight, 260.3p Tenter House, 260.2p Middle Heads & High Alderheads, 260.0pComb Hills & Low Staples, 259.3p Middle Heads, 259.1p East Knitsley & Baal Hill, 258.1p Colepike, 257.5p Lunns House, 257.3p Stoop Rigg, 257.1p Middle Heads, 257.0p Lough Green, 356.7p Great Chesters, 256.1p Nilston Rigg, 255.8p East Greenridge, 255.6p East Matfen, 254.4p New Dotland & High Alderheads

Suffolk x – £133 Old Town, £129 Colwell Hill, £125 Great Bavington, £120.50 New Dotland & Baal hill, £120 Thockrington, £118.50 High Alderheads, £118 Lunns House, £117 New Dotland, Thornton Tower & Baal Hill, £116.50 Thockrington, £116 Delight , £115.50 Lunns House, Great Bavington & Nilston Rigg, £115 High Alderheads & Steel Hall, £114 High Alderheads, Middle Heads, Thockrington & Great Bavington

265.9p Thornton Towers, 263.4p New Dotland, 257.0p East Greenridge, 250.0p High Alderheads & Steel Hall, 247.8p Lunns House, 246.8p Delight, 243.8p New Dotland, 242.7p Lunns House, 241.3p Great Bavington, 239.1p Lough Green, 237.5p High Alderheads & Middle Heads

Beltex x - £138 East Greenridge (Master W Smith), £129 High Town, £123 Nilston Rigg

336.6p East Greenridge (Master W Smith), 286.1p Nilston Rigg, 258.0p High Town

Charollais x - £133 Thornton Tower, £110 Steel Hall

324.4p Thornton Tower, 250.0p Steel Hall

Mule – £126.50, £121 & £115 (x2) High Town, £114 Quarry House, £111.50 Hotbank, £109.50 Stoop Rigg, £109 Camp Hill

253.5p Camphill, 247.8p Quarry House, 245.5p Tenter House, 243.3p Stoop Rigg, 242.4p Hotbank

Leicester - £131 & £120 Hotbank

Shropshire x - £116 & £115 Delight

250.0p & 246.8p Delight

Kerry Hill - £108 & 234.8p Comb Hills

Zwartbles x - £93.50 & 233.8p Comb Hills

Cheviot - £113 (x2), £110 & £106 Flotterton

252.4p & 251.1p Flotterton

Blackface -£116 & £114 Quarry House, £114 Great Chesters, £110 Nilston Rigg, £108.50 Quarry House

258.3p & 252.2p Quarry House, 238.6p Stoop Rigg

Swaledale- £102.50 Glenhill

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 15th January 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their second sale of store cattle of the New Year and for the second week in succession winter weather conditions caused disruption throughout the catalogue with a number of both consignors and purchasers unable to attend.

Those who were able to get cattle forward to market were well rewarded with a number of buyers that were unable to attend last week due to snow returning to the Hexham ring after an absence of almost a month keen for cattle of all classes.

The sale began as always with older, forward sorts which largely exceeded pre-Christmas rates and topped at £1450 for a big red Limousin cross bullock at 20 months from Messrs Herdman, Lunns House, Consett, County Durham.  Heifers in the older age bracket peaked at £1380 for an Angus cross from Dennis Burn, Aydonshield with another by the Limmy sire selling to £1370 also from Messrs Herdman.

A super run of Angus and Hereford cross cattle were brought to Hexham by first-time consignors Messrs Holliday, Woodland House, Bishop Auckland and the short trip North to Hexham proved very worthwhile.  Their Angus steers at 20 months peaked at £1400, heifers at £1280 with Hereford steers to £1135 and females selling to £1110, all by registered pedigree sires that returned an average of £1194 for three steers and seven heifers by native bulls completing a highly satisfactory day for the Witton Park based family farming operation.

The bulk of the catalogue, albeit depleted in places was made up of cattle in the younger age brackets and a quality show of both steers and heifers were presented from consignors across Northumberland, County Durham and Cumbria.  The undoubted highlight of the day was the simply outstanding run of cattle from Messrs Athey, High Lovelady Shield, Cumbria who brought 23 fantastic Limousin cross cattle to Hexham from the snow-capped hills of The Alston Moors.  Their run began with a very well-bred black bullock that scaled to £1400, followed by another at £1380 and when their lead heifer hit the ring trade lifted a gear and saw the sublime sort sell to the top price of the day at £1505.  Demand was evident for the entire pen full and Messrs Athey were well rewarded averaging £1199 for 11 steers and 12 heifers sold in total.

Equally well-bred were a tremendous trio of heifers from The Roman Wall based Ballantyne family, Cowburn Rigg who courted great attention to peak at £1460 with their exceptional heifers averaging £1333 selling to regular buyers from Cumbria and North Yorkshire.

A nice entry of cattle at 10 months and under were forward and these peaked at £1270 for a cracking Limmy cross heifer from brothers George and John Browell, Quarry House whilst steer honours fell to another pair of siblings; William and Ian Huddleston, Round Meadows who sold a square bullock, also by the Limousin sire to £1175.  Also braving the straight but icy Roman Wall road were Father and Son Willie and Stewart Weatherson, Edges Green who took home just reward for their journey peaking at £1080 for steers and £1120 for heifers to average a pleasing £1016 for ten and six sold respectively. 

Of the cattle forward ten percent sold in excess of £1300 per head with a further twenty percent of the sale changing hands at £1200 or more the entire sale averaging £1069 per head for steers and £1078 for heifers.  With a number of entries carried forward to next week in hope of improved weather and road conditions the auctioneers expect another considerable catalogue and invite further entries to take advantage of the great rates available at this centre.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers - £1235 Duddo Hill

Simmental x steers - £1240 Broomfield & Peddar Hill, £1170 Broomfield, £1100, £1090 & £1080 Peddar Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1450 Lunns House, £1400 Comb Hills & High Lovelady Shield, £1380 Lunns House & High Lovelady Shield, £1335 Lunns House, £1330 Low Horton, £1290 Duddo Hill, £1270 Lunns House & Duddo Hill, £1260 Berry Edge & High Lovelady Shield, £150 & £1235 Berry Edge, £1220 Duddo Hill & High Trewhitt, £1200 Berry Edge & Duddo Hill, £1160 Duddo Hill, £1080 China Hall & West Nubbock

Limousin x heifers - £1505 High Lovelady Shield, £1370 Lunns House & High Lovelady Shield, £1360 Comb Hills, £1350 High Lovelady Shield, £1310 & £1270 Little Swinburne, £1250 & £1245 Lunns House, £1225 & £1220 West Nubbock, £1190 Little Swinburne, £1180 Cowburn Rigg, £1150 High Lovelady Shield, £1130 Little Swinburne, £1125 High Trewhitt, £1090, £1060, £1050, £1030 Little Swinburne

British Blue x steers - £1100 Slealands

British Blue x heifers - £1095 Slealands

Charolais x steers – £1335 High Trewhitt, £1245 Tenter House, £1070 High Trewhitt

Charolais x heifers - £1085 Tenter House

Simmental x steers - £1310 & £1110 Broomfield, £1100 & £1020 Peddar Hill

Simmental x heifers - £1070 High Trewhitt, £1000 Peddar Hill

Saler x steers - £1300 Duddo Hill

Angus steers - £1030 Woodwell House

Angus x steers – £1400 & £1370 Woodland House, £1230 Peddar Hill, £1110 Comb Hills

Angus x heifers – £1380 Aydonshields £1280 & £1240 Woodland House, £1230 & £1220 Aydonshields, £1180 Woodland House, £1120 Partridge Nest, £1070 Woodland House

Hereford x steers - £1135 Woodland House, £1070 Partridge Nest

Hereford x heifers - £1110, £1100 & £1060 Woodland House, £1030 Taylor Burn

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1300 High Lovelady Shield, £1270 The Knarr, £1265 & £1235 High Lovelady Shield, £1220 Holly Hill West & The Knarr, £1215 Quarry House, £1200 West Nubbock, £1190, £1180 & £1175 Quarry house, £1170 High Lovelady Shield, £1165 Low Horton, £1150 The Knarr, £1140 & £1130 High Lovelady Shield, £1120 Woodhead, £1100 High Trewhitt, Quarry House & Woodhead, £1090 & £1050 High Lovelady Shield, £1030 Holly Hill West, £1020 Prospect Grange, £1010 Round Meadows, £1000 Tenter House & Edges Green

Limousin x heifers – £1460 & £1360 Cowburn Rigg, £1330 Quarry House, £1310 Holly Hill West, £1300 Comb Hills, £1255 West Nubbock, £1200, £1170, £1150 & £1130 High Lovelady Shield, £1120 Edges Green, £1105 Quarry House, £1100 Holly Hill West, £1090 Quarry House £1080 West Nubbock & The Knarr, £1070 Prospect Grange (x2), £1060 West Nubbock & High Lovelady Shield, £1050 & £1035 High Lovelady Shield, £1010 Edges Green, £1000 West Nubbock & High Lovelady Shield

British Blue x steers - £1340 Quarry House, £1000 Prospect Grange

British Blue x heifers - £1230 Quarry House

Charolais x steers - £1120 Tenter House

Charolais x heifers - £1230 & £1160 High Trewhitt, £1105 Tenter House

Angus heifers - £850 Woodwell House

Angus x steers - £960 Bullions, £910 Cooper House

Angus x heifers - £910 Cooper House

Hereford x heifers - £1105 Brackenthwaite

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1175 Round Meadows, £1140 Woodhead, £1080, £1075 & £1055 Edges Green, £1045 Woodhead, £1030 Round Meadows, £1020 Quarry House & Nilston Rigg, £995 Prospect Grange, £990 Woodhead, £980 Round Meadows

Limousin x heifers -£1270, £1165 & £1160 Quarry House, £1020 & £970 Baal Hill, £950 Round Meadows & Baal Hill

Angus steers - £840 Kirkley Hall

British Blue x steers - £920 Slealands

Shorthorn steers - £860 New Park

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another sizeable entry of cast ewes & rams met strong demand with all classes similar on the week, Hill ewes saw the biggest jump.

Pure Texel ewes sold to £195 from both Mr JO Clark, Brinkburn Newhouses and Messrs A & D Proctor Swarland Old Hall.

Brinkburn Newhouses also sold Suffolk Ewes to £140.

Mules still sold well with a pen of 6 from Mr M Fenwick, Angerton Steads selling for £108.

Blackface ewes sold to £88 from Messrs J Hunter & Sons, The Steel.

Swaledale ewes topped at £84 from Mr JW Smith-Jackson, High Town.

More wanted for next week, please contact Jack 07739 440457

Texel - £195 Brinkburn Newhouses & Swarland Old Hall, £172 Brinkburn Newhouses, £165 Morven Hillside, £150 & £144 Brinkburn Newhouses, £142 Swarland Old Hall,

Texel x – £150 Rawfoot, £148 Grange House, £142 & £140 Hard Riding, £140 Tedcastle, £138 Morven Hillside, £132 Swarland Old Hall, £130 Hard Riding & West Wharmley, £128 Townfoot & Hallington South Farm £126 Brinkburn Newhouses & Grange House, £124 Angerton Steads, Swarland Old Hall & Prospect Grange, £122 Halfway House & Hownsgill, £120 Halfway House, West Wharmley & Normans Riding, £119 Grange House, £118 Lodge Farm & Palm Strothers, £116 Hard Riding, Little Swinburne (x2) & Whitechapel, £115 Rawfoot, £114 Angerton Steads, Hard Riding & Grange House, £113 Lodge Farm, £112 Beveridge & Salmonswell

Suffolk x – £140 Brinkburn Newhouses, £127 Grange House, £126 Brinkburn Newhouses (x2) & Grange House, £120 Brinkburn Newhouses

Dutch Texel x - £120 High Town

Beltex x - £126 Lees Hall, £120 Little Swinburne

Leicester - £118 Carry House, £116 Morven, £112 The Steel

Jacob - £75 Wadley

Cheviot – £94 Morven Hillside

Cheviot x - £88 & £76 The Chesters

Mule – £108 Angerton Steads, £106 Grange House & The Snape, £104 Rare Dean, £98 Rawfoot, £96 Tedcastle, £95 The Steel & Morven Hillside, £94 Stone Hall, £92 Salmonswell, Yatesfield & Low Brunton, £91 Buckshaw

Blackface – £88 & £82 The Steel, £80 Penpeugh, £79 Morven Hillside (x2), £78 Carry House & Whitechapel, £76 Tedcastle

Swaledale – £84 High Town, £76 Rawfoot

Cast Tups

It may have been cold outside, however the cast tup trade was on fire!

Texel tups from C & C Farming sold to £185, a pair of Bluefaced Leicester tups selling to £175 from Messrs J Hunter & Sons, The Steel.

Cheviot Tups topped at £135 from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

More wanted for next week, please contact Jack 07739 440457

Texel - £185 Flotterton (C & C Farming), £150 Stone Hall & Townfoot, £135 Yatesfield, £128 Tedcastle, £120 Yatesfield

Suffolk - £120 Flotterton

Beltex - £100 Palm Strothers

Leicester - £175 & £135 The Steel, £132 Yatesfield, £118 High Town

Charollais - £104 Flotterton

Kerry Hill - £95 Tedcastle

Cheviot - £135 Flotterton

Blackface - £100 The Steel

Store Hoggs

A catalogued entry of 2381 met another extreme trade for a lesser show on display.

Topping the sale at £170 was a tremendous Beltex Ewe Hogg from Mr A Walker, Newbiggen Hill, with a pair from the same home selling to £145.

Alan Lawson & Son, South Farm sold Texel x hoggs to £142.

Suffolk x store hoggs sold to £123 for a pen from Messrs W Carpenter & Sons, Rare Dean

An outstanding pen of 47 Mule hoggs from Mr I Potts, Redburn sold to £119.50

Blackface lambs sold to a high of £100 for a pen of 5 from Messrs H & H Robson, Townshields.

More wanted to meet buyer demand.

Contact Jack on 07739 440457 or Office 01434 605444 for entries and enquiries

Texel - £142 Hallington South Farm

Texel x – £126 Halfway House, £124 Normans Riding & Thrunton, £120 Palm Strothers, £118.50 Brinkburn Newhouses, £118 Eslington Hill, Felton Demesne & High Yarridge (x2), £117 Halfway House & Mount Pleasant, £116 Halfway House, £114 Ravensworth Grange, Wadley, Whitechapel, Willimoteswick, Yetlington Lane, Hareshaw Allotment, Rare Dean & Palm Strothers, £113 Normans Riding & Hallington South Farm, £112 The Bridges, £111 Riding Farm & Normans Riding, £110 Riding Farm , Eslington Hill, Haggwood, Fairspring & High Yarridge, £109 Lea Well, £108.50 Riding Farm, £108 Hownsgill

Dutch Texel x - £126.50, £116, £114 & £108 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x –£123 Rare Dean, £121 Felton Demesne & Thrunton, £118 Eslington Hill (x2) & Halfway House, £115 Whitechapel, £110 Thockrington, £109 Yetlington Lane, £108 Thockrington, £106 Rare Dean, £105 Eslington Hill, £104 Moorlaws & Nackshivan, £103 Bankfoot & Steel Hall, £101 The Bridges & Chipchase, £100 Causey Burn

Beltex - £170 & £145 Newbiggen Hill

Beltex x - £134 Hownsgill, £127 & £112 Woodland House, £110 Hownsgill, £109 High Knitsley

Leicester - £119 Woodcroft, £105 Penpeugh

Dorset x – £106, £95 & £92.50 High Barns

Cheviot - £106 & £94 Flotterton

Cheviot x- £98 Riding Farm

Cheviot Mule - £117 Halfway House

Mule – £119.50 Redburn, £119 & £109 Farneyshield, £104 Woodcroft, £100 Cawfields, £97 Farneyshield, £95 Beveridge, Parkside, Townfoot, Farneyshield & Ravensworth Grange, £94 Farneyshield, £93 Whitechapel

Blackface – £100 Townshields, £89 Penpeugh, £86 Moorlaws

Swaledale - £95 Woodcroft, £91 & £87 Farneyshield, £85.50 Woodcroft

Crossbred – £98 & £84 Steel Hall

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 12th January 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

More clean heifers forward selling to 255.5ppkg for a smart Lim x heifer from Messrs TW Dinning & Son, Watch Currock

Angus x Heifers - £1288.77, £1243.13, £1234.80 & £1226.70 Barker House

220.5p, 212.05p & 211.5p Barker House

Charolais x Heifers - £1327.98 & 219.5p Lough Green

Limousin x Heifers – £1492.12, £1466.15, £1348.15 & £1303.56 Watch Currock

255.5p, 248.5p, 229.5p & 228.5p Watch Currock

Cast Cows & OTM

A much larger entry of cows this week but a lot of plainer native bred sorts forward. Cows on the whole dearer on the week, especially the very lean sorts. Highest grossing cow came from Messrs WN & JC Gilhespy, Tedcastle with a Lim x cow selling to £1230.60.

More cows needed on a weekly basis now with this increase in trade.

Please call Drew with entries and enquiries 07854361967

Angus x - £1118.63, £1110.08 & £1089.55 Flotterton, £1007.93 Linacres, £984.31 Holywell

142.5p (x2) & 141.5p Flotterton, 133.5p Linacres, & Flotterton

British Blue x - £1020.25 & 132.5p Rare Dean

Charolais x - £973.66 & 138.5 Flotterton

Hereford x - £1160.25 & 136.5p New Rift

Limousin x - £1230.60 Tedcastle, £1113.21 Watch Currock, £1032.30 & £996.77 East Butsfield, £962.58 Flotterton, £961.95 East Butsfield, £960.33 & £933.65 Flotterton

146.5p Tedcastle, 139.5p East Butsfield & Watch Currock, 134.5p Flotterton

South Devon - £971.23, £937.86, £886.44 The Deans

159.5p & 132.5p (x2) The Deans

Shorthorn x - £995.46 & 131.5p Beacon Rigg

Simmental x – £1065.63 & 137.5p Hartley West

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A good show of hoggs forward again this week and although the entry included, again, a fair proportion of hill sheep, all classes sold at extreme rates to an overall average of 260.0ppkg & £120/head.

Texel cross hoggs sold to £151 from Ingoe Low Hall (Run of 37 average £137/head) & 328.2 from Blackburn & Barker House. Suffolk’s to £150 Old Town, Mules to £133 Kellah with the Mule class averaging £119.06 (259ppkg). Swale Hoggs to £113 from Woodcroft & Blackface Hoggs to £127.50 Warksfield Head

Texel x – £151 Low Hall, £144 Matfen High House, £142 Barker House & Old Town, £140 Errington, Blackburn & Low Hall, £138 Matfen High House, High Town & West Shields, £137 Quarry house, £136.50 Old Town (x2), £136 Errington & Middle Heads, £135 Woodcroft &  Low Hall, £134 Kellah, £132 & £131 Paxton Dene, £130 Middle Heads & Kellah, £129.50 Paxton Dene & Low Hall, £129 Matfen High House, £128 Barker House (x2), Paxton Dene (x2), Blackburn, Great Bavington, Aydonshields & Rare Dean, £127 Paxton Dene, Middle Heads & Blackburn (x2), £126.50 Barker House, High Town & Blackburn, £126 Errington, Lunns House & Fell Lane, £125.50 Blackburn & Rouchester, £125 Matfen High House, Paxton Dene, Blackburn & Rugley Walls, £124.50 Matfen High house, £124 Errington, Barker House (x20, Paxton Dene, Springwell & Great Bavington (x2), £123.50 Thockrington, £123 St Oswalds, Little Swinburne, Woodcroft & West Shields

328.2p Blackburn & Barker House, 325.6p Blackburn, 311.4p Quarry House, 305.0p Barker House, 304.7p Quarry House, 302.4p Middle Heads, 300.0p St Oswalds, Little Swinburne & Low Hall, 298.8p Little Swinburne, 289.0p Kellah, 288.9p East Newham, 285.7p Errington, 283.7p Paxton Dene, 282.2p Blackburn, 281.8p Barker House, 281.6p Woodcroft, 281.4p Blackburn, 280.8p West Shields, 280.5p Little Swinburne, 278.3p Paxton Dene, 278.1p Little Swinburne, 277.3p Middle Heads, 276.1p Blackburn, 275.6p Barker House & Paxton Dene, 274.5p Low Hall, 274.4p Little Swinburne, 173.9p Aydonshields, 272.5p Grange Houses, 272.3p Paxton Dene, 271.7p Blackburn, 271.6p St Oswalds, 271.4p Thockrington & West Shields, 271.1p Blackburn & Middle Heads, 270.7p Matfen high House, 270.2p West Shields & Paxton Dene, 270.0p St Oswalds & East Newham, 269.1p St Oswalds, 268.6p Springwell & West Shields, 267.9p Bingfield, 267.8p Blackburn, 266.7p St Oswalds, Errington, Woodcroft & Aydonshields, 266.0p Rugley Walls, 265.9p Lunns House & High Alderheads, 265.8p East Newham, 265.6p Blackburn, 265.3p Kellah, 265.1p Springwell

Suffolk x – £150 Old Town, £138 Matfen High House, £136 Steel Hall, £135.50 Rouchester, £135 Low Staples, £131 Old Town, £129 Steel Hall, £127.50 Great Bavington, £126.50 Rare Dean, £125 Baal Hill, £124.50 Lunns House & Steel Hall, £124 Great Bavington, £123.50 Thockrington (x2), £122.50 Rugley Walls, £121.50 St Oswalds (x2), £120 Lunns House

270.0p St Oswalds, 263.6p Lunns House, 262.8p Great Bavington, 260.7p Thockrington, 259.8p Bingfield, 259.4p Steel Hall, 259.3p Bingfield, 259.1p Sillywrea, 258.9p Thockrington, 258.3p Lunns House, 258.0p  High Alderheads, 257.3p Bingfield, 255.2p Rugley Walls, 254.3p High Alderheads, 253.3p Bingfield, 253.1p St Oswalds, 252.0p Thockrington

Dutch Texel x - £ 127, £124 (x3) Willimoteswick

292.5p, 285.7p, 275.6p & 264.6p Willimoteswick

Charollais x - £123.50 & £118 Steel Hall

262.2p Steel Hall

Mule – £133 Kellah, £128 & £125 High Town, £125 Warksfield Head, £123.50 Quarry House, £123 Warksfield head, £122 Great Chesters £120.20 Quarry House, £119.50 Rugley Walls, £119 Woodcroft & Baal Hill

273.9p Quarry house, 271.1p Great Chesters, 264.4p Baal Hill, 264.3p Quarry House, 260.4p High Town, 258.7p Woodcroft

Leicester - £128 & 241.5p Quarry House

Blackface -£127.50 Warksfield Head, £125 Great Chesters, 125 & £119 Warksfield Head

264.4p Warksfield Head, 263.3p Quarry House, 260.4p Great Chesters

Swaledale- £113 Woodcroft, £105 Baal Hill

250.0p Baal Hill

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 8th January 2021

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their first sale of store cattle of the New Year and due to overnight snowfall a depleted entry was presented to a small crowd of local buyers.

Those cattle which did brave the treacherous road conditions were sold to a sound trade peaking at £1440 for a pen of heavyweight Charolais cross steers from Messrs Walton, Flotterton.

Consignors are reminded that we are now operating a ‘drop & go’ system and our auctioneers are happy to work to vendors instructions.  In addition face masks continue to be a necessity within the market premises and social distancing must be observed at all times.

Entries are invited for the sale next week which would have been the special New Year prize show and sale and despite the decision having been taken to cancel the prize show element we fully expect an entry in excess of 400 head of top quality store cattle consigned by herdmasters from across the region.   Entries should be directed to our auctioneers or the main office on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1360 Flotterton, £1280, £1180 & £1150 Lough Green

Charolais x steers – £1440, £1410, £1380 & £1360 Flotterton

Angus x steers – £1000 Rugley Walls

Angus x heifers – £900 Woodwell House, £860 Rugley Walls

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £950 Salmonswell

Limousin x heifers - £915 & £910 Whitchester

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1000, £955 & £950 (x2) Salmonswell

Angus x steers – £940 & £910 Littlebeck

Limousin x heifers - £955 Salmonswell

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A reduced show due to snow conditions met spirited bidding once again with all classes keenly sought after.

Overall average was £95.46.  Don’t bypass Hexham with your cast ewes.

Topping the sale was a tremendous Texel ewe at £172 from regular consignor, Nilston Rigg Farms.

A pen of 11 monstrous Texel x ewes made £154 from M/s J Reed & Son, Hugh Eshells.

Suffolk x ewes were easily sold topping at £146 for a pair from M/s K Smith & Sons, East Greenridge.

Mules topped at £118 for a pen from Mr JW Watson, South Clarewood with High Eshells selling 14 at £117

Hill ewes of all classes easily sold.

Cast tups sold to a very dear trade with many more easily sold.

Texel tups sold to £168 from Mr G Pigg, Chesterwood.

More continue to be wanted to meet buyer demand.

Any enquiries to Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £172 Nilston Rigg, £168 Chesterwood & Nilston Rigg, £165 Hallington New Houses, £158 Rusheylaw

Texel x – £154 High Eshells, £152 Rusheylaw, £146 High Eshells, £142 Nilston Rigg, £140 Fell Lane, High Eshells, Wydon & East Greenridge, £138 The Fawns & East Greenridge, £134 South Clarewood, £125 Fell Lane, £122 The Fawns, £120 Merryshields (x2) & China Hall, £118 Rennys Barn, £117 East Greenridge, £116 Errington (x2), Rusheylaw & Colepike, £114 Fell Lane, £115 Errington, £113 East Greenridge, £112 Fell Lane, The Fawns, South Clarewood & Aydonshields, £110 The Fawns, The Ash, Aydonshields & Nilston Rigg, £109 South Clarewood, £108 Nilston Rigg, £107 Fell Lane & Merryshields, £106 Nilston Rigg, £105 Angerton Broom House

Suffolk - £110 & £100 Merryshields

Suffolk x – £146, £126 & £124 East Greenridge, £122 South Clarewood & Aydonshields, £120 Merryshields, Hareshaw Allotment, South Clarewood & Nilston Rigg (x2), £118 Bankfoot, £108 Colepike (x2), £105 Bankfoot & Nilston Rigg

Beltex x - £100 & £96 East Greenridge

Leicester - £116 East Greenridge, £112 Thornley Hall Farm, £100 Harsondale

Hampshire - £70 Hazlett House

Shropshire - £96 Middle Coldcotes

Cheviot – £96 Fell Lane, £93 West Newlands

Mule –£118 South Clarewood, £117 High Eshells, £116 Rusheylaw, £114 South Clarewood, £109 Fell Lane & Wydon

Blackface – £80 New Dotland, £75 Broomhall

Swaledale – £80 Thornley Hall Farm

Crossbred – £68 Hallington New Houses

Store Hoggs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its opening sale of 1418 catalogued Store Hoggs.  Those vendors that braved the ice and snow were very well rewarded with a fantastic trade throughout.  With a very strong prime trade, purchasers were eager for sheep, even the very long keep hoggs were selling in excess of £85.  The sale went on to average just short of £97, which is unbelievable for the show on offer.

Topping the sale with Beltex hoggs selling to £132.00 was Mr A Walker, Newbiggin.  Suffolk x hoggs from D&NH Martell, Black Hedley sold to £131.00

A fantastic run of 40 Texel tup hoggs from Peter Milburn, Butterknowes sold to £129 and £128 and went on to average £124.35.

Blackface tup hoggs from Brieredge Farm, Bellingham sold to £111.00

A lot more hoggs could have been sold to vendors’ advantage.  More numbers needed next week with this week’s purchasers already enquiring about numbers.

Texel x – £129, £128, £124 & £123 Butterknowes, £119 Fell Lane, £118 Hareshaw Allotment, £117 Grange House, £114 Hallington New Houses & Grange House, £113.50 Thrunton, £112.50 Normans Riding & Oakdene, £112 Butterknowes & Brieredge, £111 Hareshaw Allotment, £110.50 Townshields, £109.50 Normans Riding, £109 Fell Lane & Riding Farm

Dutch Texel x - £116, £113 & £110 Agars Hill

Suffolk x – £131 Black Hedley, £119 Holling Hill, £118 Black Hedley, £105 Bingfield East Quarter, £100 Grange House & Cooper House

Beltex - £132 Newbiggin

Beltex x - £128, £123, & £115.50 Hallington New Houses

Leicester - £109 Wolsingham West End

Zwartables - £106 Craigiehall

Hampshire - £87 Hazlett House

Cheviot - £97.50 & £89.50 Low Town

Cheviot Mule - £104 Holling Hill

Mule – £98 Holling Hill, £95 Thornley Hall Farm & Townshields, £90 Woodhall

Blackface – £111 Brieredge, £89.50 Holling Hill, £81.50 Edlingham Demesne

Swaledale - £83 Thornley Hall Farm, £77 Woodhall (x2)

Crossbred – £81.50 & £81 Middle Coldcotes

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 5th January 2021

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Plenty of flesh about in the clean cattle this week, which sold to 239.5ppkg for a Limousin x heifer from Messrs WH Davison & Son, Lough Green

Highest grossing heifer was a well finished Charolais x heifer from FT Walton, Flotterton selling for £1384.63

Limousin Heifers – £1345.99 & 239.5p Lough Green

Charolais Heifers – 1384.63, £1378.51 Flotterton, £1367.14 Lough Green, £1361.84 & £1342.25 Flotterton

238.5p & 237.5p Flotterton, 234.5p Lough Green

Cast Cows & OTM

Small entry of cows for the first sale of 2021 but trade did not disappoint. Cows have started the year in real demand and dearer than the last weeks of 2020.

A lot of plainer native bred cows selling in access of 130ppkg.

Topping the sale was a pure Aberdeen Angus cow from the Hallington Herd from Alan Lawson, South Farm selling for £1318.64. Highest P/Kg this week was a Limousin cow from FT Walton, Flotterton at 158.5ppkg

Limousin – £1134.90 Flotterton, £1127.10 The Steel, £1115.84 Flotterton, £1047.38 The Steel

158.5p & 145.5p Flotterton, 144.5p & 142.5p The Steel

Angus -£1318.64 & £1250.85 South Farm

155.5p & 134.5p South Farm

Angus x - £1172.08 Flotterton, £1082.73 High Fotherley, £1037.40 & £1027.09 Flotterton, £1014.68 & £1008.77 Codlaw Hill, £1000.55 Flotterton

149.5p, 136.5p (x2), 135.5p Flotterton, 134.5p High Fotherley, 132.5p Flotterton

Prime Sheep

At the first sale in 2021, the entry of 1000 Prime Hoggs was a mixed show and half of the entry were heavy sheep. Trade was animated for all classes with only a handful of sheep under £100 and the average per head of almost £110. Heavy lambs averaged 230.7p and the sale average was up 20p on last week. Top price of £130 from High Eshells & 297.6p from Springwell Cottage

Prime Lambs

Texel x – £130 High Eshells, £125 Springwell Cottage, £120 Baal Hill, £119.50 Nunwick, £118.50 Springwell Cottage, £118 Willimoteswick, High Eshells, Nilston Rigg & Aydonshields, £117.50 Broomhall, £117  Great Chesters & Aydonshields, £116.50 Whitchester  & High Alderheads, £116 High Eshells, £115.50 Highwood &  High Eshells, £115 Great Chesters, Broomhall & Nilston Rigg, £114.50 Broomhall, High Eshells & Blackburn, £114 New Dotland, Willimoteswick, Baal Hill, Broomhall, Rare Dean(x2) & Great Bavington, £113.50 High Alderheads & Springwell Cottage, £113 Great Bavington, £112.50 New Dotland, Highwood & Blackburn, £112 Great Chesters, Broomhall,  Stoop Rigg & Nilston Rigg (x2), £111.50 Nunwick, High Alderheads, West Shields & Aydonshields, £111 Whitchester (x2) & Middle Heads, £110.50 Nunwick, £110 Whitchester (x2) Blackburn & West Shields (x2), £109.50 Springwell Cottage, £108 Highwood, Lunns House, Blackburn, Springwell Cottage, Thockrington & West Shields, £108.50 Blackburn & Thockrington, £108 Willimoteswick, Grange House, Baal Hill, Lunns House, East Newham, Thockrington, West Shields & Aydonshields, £107.50 Field Head, £107 Hedley Park & High Baulk

297.6p Springwell Cottage, 284.5p Nunwick, 276.9p West Shields, 274.4p Willimoteswick, 271.1p Haigh Baulk, 270.9p Whitchester, 270.0p East Newham, 269.8p High Eshells, 269.3p Springwell Cottage, 268.6p Highwood, 265.4p Grange House, 263.2p Whitchester, 262.2p Aydonshields & Nilston Rigg, 256.44p Comb Hills, 256.0p Field Head, 255.8p West Shields, Whitchester & New Dotland, 2552.0p Grange House, 254.6p Broomhall, 254.4p Great Chesters, 252.3p Comb Hills & Whitchester (x2), 251.2p Hedley Park & Lunns House, 250.0p New Dotland, Highwood, Field Head & Whitchester, 247.4p West Shields,  246.3p Field Head, 245.6p Nunwick, 244.6p Highwood & Blackburn, 244.2p East Newham, 243.6p Broomhall, 243.5p Great Chesters, 243.2p & 242.7p Hedley Park, 242.3p Stoop Rigg, 242.2p West Shields & Thockrington

Suffolk x – £121 Nilston Rigg, £120 Broomhall, £118 Baal Hill & Nilston Rigg, £116.50 New Dotland, £115.50 Lunns House & Great Bavington, £114 Baal Hill, High Alderheads & Rare Dean (x2), £113.50 High Alderheads & Lunns House, £112 Whitchester & Great Bavington, £110.50 & £110 (x2) Thockrington, £109 New Dotland & Lunns House (x2), £108 Great Bavington, £106 New Dotland

252.4p New Dotland, 247.7p & 242.2p Luns House, 239.1p Thockrington, 238.1p East Newham, 234.8P Great Bavington, 231.9p New Dotland, 230.2p Thockrington, 229.2p Middle Heads, 228.0p Baal Hill & Rare Dean (x2)

Beltex x – £110 & 282.1p Grange House

Mule – £113 Quarry House, £111.50 New Dotland, £106.50 Baal Hill

236.7p Baal Hill, 233.8p Field Head, 226.0p Quarry House

Leicester - £110 & 200.0p Nilston Rigg

Zwartbles x - £100 & 256.4p Comb Hills

Blackface -£116, £114 & £109.50 Quarry House, £107 New Dotland, £106 Nilston Rigg, £102 Stoop Rigg

243.2p New Dotland, 239.3p & 239.2p Stroop Rigg, 238.0p & 237.5p Quarry House, 237.2p Stoop Rigg

Hexham Prime Sheep & Store Sheep | Tuesday 29th December 2020

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward on the week and a good selling trade throughout averaging £100 for £1103 sold with all classes sharper.

Top price was £123 for Texel crosses from The Hope with the same farm selling Beltex cross to 297.5p

Thank you to all who have supported The Mart on 2020 and as we look forward to 2021 we wish all our customers a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Texel x – £123 The Hope & St Oswalds, £118.50 Little Swinburne, £116 The Hope, £114 Errington, £113.50 & £113 Willimoteswick, £112 The Hope, £111 High Baulk, £110.50 New Dotland & Aydonshields, £110 St Oswalds, Comb Hills, High Baulk & Linacres, £109 The Hope, Crescent Farm & Linacres, £108 New Dotland, £107.50 Thockrington, Bensons Fell, Low Eshells & Kellah, £107 Blue Gables, The Hope, Little Swinburne, Comb Hills, Bensons Fell & Blackburn, £106 Little Swinburne, Tenter House, £105 The Hope (x3) & Hedley Park, £104.50 Errington, Great Bavington & Aydonshields, £104 Willimoteswick, Little Swinburne (x2), Hedley Park & Tenter House, £103.50 St Oswalds (x2), Blackburn, Baal Hill & Wagtail, £103 The Hope (x2), St Oswalds (x2), Errington & Kellah, £102.50 Tenter House & Low Staples, £102 Little Swinburne & West Shields, £101.50 Thockrington, £101 St Oswalds, £100.50 High Baulk, £100 Linacres

269.8p, 266.7p, 264.1p & 262.5p (x2) The Hope, 261.9p Linacres, 260p Little Swinburne, 259.5p & 256.3p The Hope, 255.8p Comb Hills, 254.8p Bensons Fell, 253.7p & 252.4p Little Swinburne, 250p The Hope, 248.8p Little Swinburne & Hedley Park, 246.4p St Oswalds, 243.2p The Hope & Little Swinburne, 243p Errington, 240.7p St Oswalds, 239p Lough Green, 238.5p & 235p The Hope, 234.3p Waterford, 234.1p The Hope, 232.6p Blue Gables, 232.5p East Newham, 232.4p Comb Hills, 231.3p High Baulk, 231.1p Willimoteswick, 229.7p Waterford, 229.6p & 229.2p St Oswalds, 228.9p & 228p Errington, 227.9p Little Swinburne, 227.8p St Oswalds, 227.7p Comb Hills, 227.4p New Dotland, 225p Linacres

Suffolk x – £114 Thockrington & Great Bavington, £112 Great Bavington, £110 Thockrington, £109 New Dotland, £108.50 Baal Hill (x2), £105.50 Thockrington & Great Bavington, £105 New Dotland, Thockrington & Baal Hill, £104 Lunns House, £101.50 Great Bavington & Wagtail, £101 Lunns House, £100.50 Great Bavington, £100 St Oswalds, £96.50 Wagtail

228.3p New Dotland, 226p Baal Hill, £222.5p New Dotland, 218.8p Thockrington, 217.5p East Newham, 217.4p St Oswalds, 217.1p New Dotland, 215.3p Thockrington, 214.3p Wagtail, 211.5p Thockrington, 210.4p Lunns House, 205.1p Great Bavington, 203.6p Thockrington, 203.5p Lunns House, 203p Wagtail, 201.9p Baal Hill, 201p Wagtail, 200p & 199p Great Bavington

Dutch Texel x – £119 & 233.3p Willimoteswick

Beltex x – £122 & £119 The Hope

297.5p & 265.2p The Hope

Kerry Hill x – £111 Willimoteswick, £97 Comb Hills, £96 Willimoteswick

226.5p & 218.2p Willimoteswick, 215.6p Comb Hills

Cheviot x- £103.50 & £88.50 Flotterton

211.2p & 210.7p Flotterton

Mule – £105.50 & £101.50 Quarry House, £98 Baal Hill, £97 Quarry House & Great Chesters, £96.50 Kellah, £95.50 Great Chesters, £94.50 Tenter House, £93 West Shields, £90 Tenter House

212.2p Great Chesters, 207.1p Quarry House, 206.4p Quarry House & Great Chesters, 205.4p Tenter House, 201p Kellah, 200p Tenter House, 195.4p Quarry House, 192.2p Baal Hill

Blackface -£104.50 Quarry House, £98.50 Kellah, £95 Tenter House, £94 Quarry House, £91 Tenter House, £90 Kellah

206.1p & 202.2p Tenter House, 201p & 200p Quarry House, 197.9p Tenter House, 191.5p Kellah

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes and Rams

The final sale of 2020 of Cast Ewes and Rams met an extreme trade with vendors returning delighted and many more could have been sold.

Topping the sale was a tremendous Texel ewe at £170 from M/s K Smith & Sons, East Greenridge.  East Greenridge also sold a tremendous run of 102 Mules which averaged £102.25 including 24 at £116

Blackface ewes topped at £89 from M/s WH Smith & Sons, West Shields.

Don’t bypass Hexham with your Cast Ewes.

More wanted for our first sale of 2021 which will take place on Friday 8th January.

Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel –£170 East Greenridge

Texel x –£145 Errington Red House, £138 West Shields,  £132 West Shields, £130 Errington Red House & East Greenridge, £128 Errington Red House, £127 & £126 East Greenridge, £122 Errington Red House & East Greenridge, £120 East Greenridge, £116 Waterford, £109 (x2) Elrington Hall, £106 Rawfoot & Low West House, £105 West Shields

Suffolk x - £116 East Greenridge, £105 & £92 Black Callerton

Leicester (Tup) - £90 Farneyshield

Cheviot – £82 Flotterton

Mule – £116 East Greenridge, £111 Errington Red House, £107 West Shields, £106 East Greenridge, £104 West Shields, £99 Errington Red House & East Greenridge, £97 East Greenridge, £96 Waterford, £95 Black Callerton

Blackface – £89 West Shields, £67 Flotterton (x2)

Swaledale - £59 Mount Pleasant

Store Lambs

A nice select sale of Store Lambs sold to a ringful of buyers all keen for sheep.

M/s S&M Pickworth, Dotland Park sold to £100 for a very smart Texel lamb.

M/s NG,KM & JG Beveridge sold a smart run of Beltex x lambs to £97, £96 & £90

Swale Tup Lambs sold to £68.50 for 20 from M/s S&K Emmott, Whitelees Farm.

More wanted for the first sale of 2021 on Friday 8th January.

Contact Jack on 07739440457 and Drew on 07854361967 with entries.

Texel – £100 Dotland Park

Texel x –£90 Low West House, £89 Dotland Park & Elrington Hall, £88 Crescent Farm, £87 Low West House, £86 Low West House & Crescent Farm, £84.50 Black Callerton, £84 High Barns, £83 Low West House, £81.50 High Barns, £81 High Barns (x2) & Elrington Hall, £80 Low West House & Crescent Farm

Suffolk x - £79 Elrington Hall

Beltex - £85 Dotland Park

Beltex x – £97 & £96 Low West House, £90 & £86 Dotland Park

Cheviot – £65 Flotterton

Mule – £76 Rawfoot

Swaledale – £68.50 Whitelees

Crossbred - £79 Rawfoot

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

An increased number of clean heifers met a straight trade with Limousin x heifers from M/s TL Forster & Son, Lowes Fell selling to 227.5p/kg

Highest grossing heifer came from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton with a well fleshed Charolais x selling to £1341.00

Limousin Heifers – £1260.35 Lowes Fell, £1258.56 Flotterton, £1233.49 & £1185.25 Lowes Fell

227.5p & 225.5p Lowes Fell, 218.5p Flotterton, 215.5p Lowes Fell

Charolais Heifers – £1341, £1318.23, £1278.23, £1278.13 & £1242.34 Flotterton

226.5p, 223.5p, 218.5p, 209.5p & 204.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

A smaller entry of cows for the final sale before Christmas, and this year, met a dearer trade especially for the show on offer.

A lot of lean cows forward which were in high demand with some very lean, sold, ladies selling to 110-115p/kg

Top grossing cow came from M/s P&PM Walker, Houselope Grange, Tow Law with a Limousin x cow selling to £1264.84 and 153.5p/kg

Top price OTM heifer was an Angus x heifer selling to £1398.27

A reminder of no cattle next week and our next Cast and Prime cattle sale will be on the 5th January.

On behalf of the company I would like to thank all vendors and purchasers for their continued support throughout the year and have a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year

Limousin – £1264.84 Houselope Grange, £964.76 Edges Green, £860.48 Hedley Park

153.5p Houselope Grange, 135.5p Edges Green, 127.5p The Tofts, 123.5p Rosehill

Angus (OTM) -£1398.27, £1313.69 Flotterton

191.5p & 190.5p Flotterton

Angus - £1107.54 Flotterton

146.5p Flotterton, 121.5p The Tofts

Angus Bull - £1057.95 & 90.5p Middle White Hill

British Blue (OTM) – £1147.01 & 179.5p The Tofts

Simmental - £1016.25 & 135.5p High Fotherley

Blonde - £1040.40 & 144.5p Houselope Grange

Beef Shorthorn - £847.30 & 114.5p Hedley Park

Hereford - £857.17 The Brigg, £652.53 & £615.57 Haining Head

 125.5p The Brigg, 107.5p & 106.5p Haining Head

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A smaller number of lambs this week due partly to uncertainty over lockdowns, port problems etc.

However with purchasers very keen for lambs all classes were easily sold and 9p dearer on the week.

Entries invited for next Tuesday’s sale as usual at 9.30am to Brian on 07801862792

Texel x – £110 The Cartshed, £109 Glenhill, £108 Quarry House, £106 Quarry House & Whitchester, £105 Chesters & Old Town, £104 Quarry House, Chesters & Bensons Fell, £103 Bensons Fell, £101.50 Springwell Cottage, £101 Chesters, £100.50 High Eshells & Springwell Cottage, £100 Woodcroft, Chesters, Old Town, Springwell Cottage, Low Eshells, Aydonshields (x2), West Shields, The Cartshed & Whitchester (x2), £99.50 Springwell Cottage, Low Eshells & Aydonshields, £99 Hedley Park, East Greenridge, Woodcroft, Glenhill & Whitchester, £98.50 Hedley Park, Springwell Cottage, Aydonshields & Whitchester, £98 Grange House, Springwell Cottage, Low Eshells & West Shields, £97.50 High Eshells, East Greenridge (x2), Grange House & West Shields (x2), £97 High Eshells, £95.50 West Shields

235.7p East Greenridge, 234p The Cartshed, 229.5p Woodcroft, 227.3p Whitchester, 226.2p East Greenridge, 225.6p Hedley Park, 225p Chesters & East Newham, 224.4p East Greenridge, 223.9p Hedley Park, 223.8p Grange House, 222.7p West Shields, 222.4p Satley, 222.2p Aydonshields, 221.6p East Greenridge, 221.4p Low Eshells & Grange House, 221.3p Satley & Quarry House, 221.1p Aydonshields & Springwell Cottage, 220.2p Woodcroft, 219.1p Whitchester (x2), 218.5p Springwell Cottage, 216.7p High Eshells & East Greenridge, 215.9p West Shields, 215.2p Hedley Park, 214.1p Whitchester, 213.9p Stoop Rigg, 213.1p East Newham, 213p Springwell Cottage, 212.8p The Cartshed & Whitchester

Suffolk x – £110, £108 & £103 Old Town, £101.50 Whitchester, £100 The Cartshed, £98 & £94.50 East Newham, £93 The Cartshed

213p East Newham, 207.7p Satley, 196.9p East Newham, 189.8p & 185.2p The Cartshed, 184.6p Whitchester

Beltex x – £112 & 215.4p Quarry House

Charollais x – £100 Woodcroft, £95.50 East Newham

211p & 207.6p East Newham, 196.1p Woodcroft

Cheviot x- £97 & £96.50 Flotterton, £93 & £91 The Cartshed, £88.50 Flotterton

222p The Cartshed, 215.9p, 3215.6p & 214.4p Flotterton, 197.4p Satley, 193.8p The Cartshed

Mule –£99 & £95 Quarry House, £94 Quarry House & Great Chesters, £88.50 West Shields

204.4p Great Chesters, 202.6p Stoop Rigg, 191.8p & 190p Quarry House, 188.3p West Shields

Blackface -£90.50 Great Chesters, £85.50 & £83 Stoop Rigg

219.2p & 218.4p Stoop Rigg, 196.7p Great Chesters

Swaledale - £72 & 167.4p Woodcroft

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 18th December 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their final sale of store cattle in 2020 and offered a useful entry of 312 catalogued head including over 100 native breed animals for the special monthly sale of such sorts.  The great trade experienced at Hexham throughout the back-end sales season continued and all classes remained as dear as seen in recent weeks. 

The company would like to extend grateful thanks to all customers; buyers and sellers alike for their steadfast support throughout what has been an unprecedented and often trying year that has seen the resolve and resilience of the auction industry and the wider farming community come to the fore working tirelessly to ensure continuity in the food supply chain throughout the country.  We look forward to welcoming our store cattle customers back to Tyne Green in the New Year which will hopefully see a return to some sense of normality. 

Trade on the day peaked at £1460 for a big Limousin cross steer at 18 months which continued a tremendous run of form and quality for Willie Patterson, Halton Red House who sold four outstanding steers to average £1357 per head.

Geoff Ogle also saw the best end of the trade with another load of ‘Blackburn’ trademark bullocks that peaked at £1440 to average a whopping £1386 for five sold for the weekly consignor to this centre.

With fewer forward heifers presented the female portion of the catalogue peaked at £1390 for a big, upstanding black Limousin cross at 20 months from Harle Oliver, Matfen White House which was followed by a pair of well-bred sorts from Lance Robson, Sweethope that changed hands at £1345. The Charolais breed was well represented also and heifers by this sire peaked at £1335 from Messrs Hall, Hallington New Houses.

Forward native breed types looked marginally easier than previously seen and were topped at £1335 for a big Angus cross steer from Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh with heifers following at £1300 for two from Philip Tomlinson, Sunniside, Consett and another from Dennis Burn, Aydonshields.

A good contingent of well-bred, shapely continental cattle were presented in the 11-17 month age bracket and trade for this class was animated with heifers in particular demand peaking at £1245 for a smart Limmy lady from noted breeders Messrs Nixon, Stotsfold, Hexhamshire. This was followed by a brace at £1240; the first from another renowned family of bull breeders Messrs Proctor, Swarland Old Hall then another from Tyne Valley locals Jasper and James Wardle, Brokenheugh Farms.  Once again Charolais cattle were not outdone here and sold to £1230 for a hefty heifer from Agnes and James Sinton, White House, Birtley.

The youngest class; those at ten months and under were represented by a small but quality offering which peaked at £1000 for a smart bullock from Charles Nixon, Longlea, Wark who also topped the heifer entry at this age with a nice type at £875.  Messrs Bell, Woodhall, Bardon Mill sold seven at this age which as always were sought after, steers peaking at £955 with heifers to £865 averaging £892 for four and three sold respectively.

We wish all our customers a happy and healthy Christmas and look forward to the first sale of store cattle in the New Year which will be held on Friday 8th January.  This will be followed by the annual New Year prize show and sale on Friday 15th and entries for both sales are invited.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

British Blue x heifers – £1110 New Houses

Hereford heifers - £900 Greenfield

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1290 White House, £1245 Blackhalls, £1200 & £1190 White House, £1160 Low Hall

Angus x steers – £1230 East Uppertown, £960 Springwell

Limousin x heifers - £1390, £1330, £1290 & £1245 White House, £1120 & £1030 Greencarts, £1025 Sweethope, £1000 White House

Charolais x heifers – £1030 New Houses

British Blue x heifers – £1250 The Fawns

Angus x heifers – £1300 (x2), £1160 & £1070 Sunniside, £930 Bunker Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1460 Halton Red House, £1440 Blackburn, £1390 Blackburn (x2) & Sweethope, £1360 Blackburn & Comb Hills, £1355 Comb Hills, £1350 Blackburn & Sweethope, £1345 Halton Red House, £1340 Kirkley Dam, £1295 Camphill, £1290 Sweethope, £1270 Comb Hills, £1245 & £1235 Camphill, £1230 White House, £1200 Brokenheugh, £1155 & £1105 Blackhalls, £1100 Sweethope & Camphill, £1065 Sweethope, £1010 China Hall, £980 Bunker Hill, £970 Blackhalls, £965 China Hall

Charolais x steers – £1310, £1230, £1200 & £1155 Grange Farm

British Blue x steers – £1250, £1180 & £1100 Camphill

Angus x steers – £1335 & £1300 Newlands Haugh, £1295 Rare Dean, £1280 Allendale Farm, £1200 Blackhalls, £1190 Blackhalls & East Uppertown, £1180 Blackhalls, £1145 East Uppertown, £1140 Blackhalls (x2), £1115 East Uppertown, £1105 Blackhalls, £1090 Grange Farm & Rare Dean, £1080 Grange Farm, £980 Rugley Walls (x2), £900 Kirkley House

Hereford steers – £1040 Bunker Hill

Beef Shorthorn steers – £930 Woodlands Hall

South Devon steers - £1105 & £1040 Wingates Wholme

Limousin x heifers - £1345 Sweethope, £1300 Comb Hills, £1295 Sweethope, £1280 Halton Red House, £1275 Kirkley Dam, £1100 Sweethope, £1000 Spittalshield, £990 Mickley Moor, £985 Brokenheugh & Lowfield, £980 Camphill (x2) & Lowfield, £940 Lowfield

Charolais x heifers – £1335 New Houses, £1250 & £1200 Newlands Haugh, £1135 Springwell, £1125 Newlands Haugh, £1105 & £1060 Grange Farm, £1055 Rare Dean & Newlands Haugh, £1010 Raggetsyke, £990 Grange Farm

British Blue x heifers – £1000 Camphill, £900 Mickley Moor

Angus x heifers – £1300 Aydonshields, £1270 New Houses & Allendale Farm, £1110 New Houses & Bollihope Shield, £1100 & £1060 Aydonshields, £1040 Allendale Farm & Kirkley Dam, £1010 Allendale Farm, £990 New Houses & Newlands Haugh, £980 Hill Head & Bunker Hill, £960 New Houses (x2), £950 Lowfield

Hereford heifers – £920 & £910 Greenfield, £880 Chattlehope

Beef Shorthorn heifers – £980, £950 & £910 Blueburn

South Devon x heifers - £1240, £1140, £1105, £1000 & £960 Wingates Wholme

Luing heifers - £900 (x2), £880 & £860 Blueburn

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1160 & £1135 Woodhead, £1100 Brokenheugh, £1060 Woodhead, £1055 Longlea, £1020 Woodhead & Spittalshield, £950 Woodhead

Charolais x steers – £1105 Raggetsyke, £1075 Wydon, £1010 Harewalls, £1005, £970 & £925 Wydon

Angus x steers – £1080 Springwell, £1030 Bollihope Shield, £1010 Springwell, £1000 Rugley Walls, £995 Buildings Farm, £980 Spittalshield

Hereford steers – £1000 Chattlehope

Beef Shorthorn steers – £920 Woodlands Hall

Limousin x heifers – 1245 Stotsfold, £1240 Swarland Old Hall & Brokenheugh, £1150 Swarland Old Hall, £1140 Brokenheugh, £1130 & £1110 Stotsfold, £1090 Swarland Old Hall, £1085 White House, £1075 & £1070 Stotsfold, £1065 Swarland Old Hall, £1060 White House, £1055 Stotsfold, £1020 & £1010 Brokenheugh, £1005 Stotsfold, £1000 White House & Brokenheugh, £940 Longlea, £910 Brokenheugh, £900 Spittalshield

Charolais x heifers – £1230 & £1105 White House, £995 Wydon, £990 Raggetsyke (x2), £935 Harewalls

British Blue x heifers – £1010 Camphill

Angus x heifers – £1040 Newlands Haugh, £910 Spittalshield

Hereford x heifers - £930 (x2) & £890 Brackenthwaite, £875 Greenfield

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1000 Longlea, £955, £940 & £920 Woodhall, £900 & £875 Baal Hill, £870 Woodhall

Limousin x heifers - £875 Longlea, £865 & £860 Woodhall

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

The penultimate Cast Ewe and Ram sale of 2020 met an animated trade with 1121 going under the hammer.

Two extreme Texel’s from M/s R Thornton & Son, Cornhills sold to £182 to regular Yorkshire purchasers.

Two Charollais x Beltex tups from M/s AJ&T Snaith, Great Tosson sold to £149

M/s J Reed & Son, High Eshells sold a pen of 20 Mules to £108 with his entry of 43 ewes averaging £116.79.

A powerful pen of four Suffolk x ewes sold to £126 from M/s RH Thompson & Son, Fitches Grange and averaged £113.60 for twenty.

A tremendous run of 51 ewes from M/s K Smith & Son, East Greenridge averaged £110.61

A pen of 19 Swale ewes from new vendor M/s Watson, West Newlands sold to £77

We continue to be able to sell all types of cast ewes and rams here at Hexham with a competitive ring full of buyers.

Our next, and last Store Ewe of 2020 will be on Tuesday 29th December.

Contact Jack for entries on 07739440457

Texel - £182 Cornhills, £160 West Wharmley £140 Cornhills

Texel x –£154 East Greenridge, £148 Tuthill, £144 & £142 Quarry House, £132 Bank Top House, High Eshells & East Greenridge, £130 Tuthill, £125 High Eshells, £124 Ingoe Low Hall, Steel Hall & High Baulk, £122 Tuthill, £120 Willimoteswick, Harewalls & Shaftoe Moor, £119 Houselope Grange, £118 Quarry House (x2), Peel Flatt & Springwell Cottage, £117 Springwell Cottage & West Raw, £116 Halton Red House, Harewalls & Watch Hill, £115 East Greenridge, £114 Ingoe Low Hall & Cornhills, £112 Ingoe Low Hall, Cornhills & Ewesley, £110 Little Harle, Girsonfield & Willimoteswick (x2), £109 Willimoteswick & East Greenridge, £108 Comb Hills, £107 East Greenridge, £106 Cornhills & Shaftoe Moor (x2) £105 Bank Top House & Springwell Cottage, £104 Little Whittington & Springwell Cottage, £101 High Baulk, £100 Elrington Hall

Suffolk - £113 Steel Hall

Suffolk x – £126 Houselope Grange & Whins Farm, £113 West Wharmley & Whins Farm, £109 Whins Farm, £108 Settlingstones

Charollais x- £149 Great Tosson

Leicester - £127 Shitlington Hall, £120 West Newlands, £98 Cornhills, £96 Ottercops

Ryeland - £67 Felton Demesne

Cheviot – £115 Barrasford Green£110 Girsonfield, £103, £88 & £87 Barrasford Green £78 Flotterton

Cheviot Mule – £80 Bingfield Combe

Mule – £108 High Eshells, £107 Tuthill, £100 Springwell Cottage, £98 West Newlands, £93 Houselope Grange, £90 Brinkburnhope, £88 New Dotland, £86 Halton Red House, Tuthill, Willimoteswick & West Raw, £85 West Wharmley

Blackface – £84 Brinkburnhope, £82 Little Harle, £79 West Raw, £76 & £75 Great Tosson, £70 Quarry House (x2), £68 Stoop Rigg, £67 Flotterton, £66 Featherwood & West Raw

Swaledale – £80 Hammershield, £77 West Newlands, £68 & £67 Hammershield

Hebridean - £31 Craigshield

Store Lambs

Hexham held its final Friday Store Lamb sale of 2020 with 3444 catalogued lambs this week.  We will have a sale on Tuesday 29th December.  Another cracking entry of sheep for the time of year.  The quality of lambs can only be described as something like a Spaghetti Western, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”!  Something for everyone.

The confidence was still there this week for all classes of lambs once again as trade maintained last week’s rates.  Some classes would even be dearer for the quality on offer!

Dutch Texel lambs sold to £128.00 for a panful from Mr B Storey, Woodhead Farm.  Texel lambs from Mrs BD Milburn, Butterknowes sold to a high of £113. 

Suffolk x lambs in real demand again at Hexham, selling to £93.00 from Mr N Forster, Causey Burn.  The Suffolk section went on to average £82.32

A fabulous show of Swaledale lambs this week which went on to sell to £70.50 for a pen of 42 from Mr M Wallace, Farneyshield.  This class went on to average £54.09!

On behalf of the company I would like to thank all the vendors and purchasers for their continued support throughout the year making 2020 the largest throughput of Store Lambs at Hexham for many, many years.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas.

A reminder that we are having a Store sale on Tuesday 29th December, after the Prime Lamb sale.

Texel - £113 & £104 Butterknowes

Texel x – £100 Butterknowes, £96 Barrasford Green (Robert Conley), £95 Partridge Nest, £94.50 Bensons Fell, £94 Riding Farm, £93.50 Girsonfield, £92 China Hall & High Baulk, £90.50 Corby Gates & Bank Top House, £90 Girsonfield, Glendue, Watch Hill & Normans Riding, £89.50 Holystone, £89 Low West House & High Baulk (x2), £88 Barrasford Green, Haggwood, Rowley, Bank Top House & Butterknowes

Dutch Texel x - £128, £110, £86 & £84 Woodhead

Suffolk x – £93 Causey Burn, £88 Cooper House & Rowley, £87.50 The Bridges, £87 Holystone, £85 Felton Demesne (x2), Causey Burn & Nettlesworth West

Charollais x – £80 Blackhill

Beltex - £100 & £94 Craigshield

Beltex x - £106 Low West House, £104 Craigshield, £102 Middle Horsleyhope, £101 & £100 Great Tosson, £99 & £97.50 Low West House, £94 Craigshield, £92 Middle Horsleyhope, £90 Hagdon Moor & Low West House

Hampshire - £69.50 Broom House, £67 Pilmuir

Leicester - £82 Shitlington Hall, £73 Holystone

Cheviot - £83 Holystone, £78 Rock, £77 & £76.50 Barrasford Green

Cheviot x - £77.50 & £69 Morley Hill

Cheviot Mule - £89.50 & £79.50 Holystone

Mule – £87 Redburn, £85 Agars Hill, £84.50 Hammershield, £82 Great Tosson Cottage, £81 Woodhall, £80 Redburn, £79.50 Great Tosson Cottage, £79 Piatroon & Holystone

Blackface – £74 Great Tosson Cottage, £66.50 Bridgeford, £66 Hepple Whitefield

Swaledale - £70.50 & £69.50 Farneyshield, £65.50 Glenwhelt, £64 & £63.50 Farneyshield, £63 The Brigg, £61, £60 & £59 Woodhall

Crossbred – £86 Rookhope, £79 Craigshield, £72.50 & £72 Pilmuir, £68 Portgate

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 15th December 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Mr JRG Johnson, West Wharmley sold Charolais Heifers to £1463.50

Limousin Heifers – £1294.38, £1230.78 & £1191.67 Lowes Fell

227.5p, 221.5p & 211.5p Lowes Fell

Charolais Heifers – £1463.50 & £1231.23 West Wharmley

225.5p & 214.5p West Wharmley

Cast Cows & OTM

Largest show of cast cows seen for a number of months with returning buyers seen ringside resulting in a sharper trade.

Topping the sale was a younger Angus beast from M/s WS Robson & Co, Yatesfield selling to £1341.73 or 192.5ppk

A tremendous run of Angus cows from M/s CA & J Watmore, Holystone Estate, topped at £1338.35 or 183.5ppk

Next Tuesday, 22nd December, will be the last cast cow sale of 2020

Limousin – £1240.48 The Steel, £1154.46 West Nubbock, £1140.83 Chesters, £1118.63 Town Farm Wall, £1064 & £985.28 West Grange, £959.90 & £952.19 West Nubbock, £950.88 & £929.53 Chesters

147.5p The Steel, 143.5p Chesters, 142.5p Town Farm Wall, 141.5p Chesters, 135.5p Chesters & West Nubbock, 133.5p & 130.5p West Grange, 128.5p West Nubbock

Angus -£1341.73 Yatesfield, £1338.35, £1317.84, £1315.70, £1275.23, £1219.40 & £1199.17 Holystone, £1056.66 & £1055.70 High Barns, £1054.13 West Nubbock, £1041.10 West Shields, £982.91, £965.93 & £957.13 Holystone, £917.49 West Shields

192.5p Yatesfield, 183.5p Holystone, 179.5p West Shields, 177.5p, 173.5p, 167.5p, 161.5p & 132.5p Holystone, 129.5p Holystone (x2) & West Nubbock, 128.5p West Shields, 127.5p High Barns

British Blue – £1064.08 Lingey Field, £925.93 Camphill

141.5p Lingey Field, 129.5p Camphill

Simmental - £770.07 Holystone, £768.17 West Nubbock

123.5p West Nubbock, 116.5p Holystone

South Devon - £669.19 & 126.5p The Tofts

Stabiliser - £950.49 The Ash

Galloway - £634.55 & £574.05 Hotbank

122.5p & 107.5p Hotbank

Whitebred Shorthorn - £642.85 & 107.5p Hotbank

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

As big a show of lambs forward as seen for a while at this time of year. 1917 lambs were forward.

All classes harder to sell but still returned an average over £2/kilo

Top price was for Beltex lambs from William Smith, East Greenridge, £130 (302.3p)

Texel x – £116 & £114 Quarry House, £110 East Greenridge, £108 Claywalls, £105.50 Nilston Rigg (x3), £105 Errington, Partridge Nest & Bensons Fell, £104 Matfen High House, High Town, Nilston Rigg & Claywalls, £103.50 Nilston Rigg & Corneyside, £103 Low Eshells, £102.50 Matfen High House, Low Eshells & Quarry House, £102 Colwell Hill, £101.50 High Eshells & Corneyside, £101 High Eshells, £100 Low Eshells, East Greenridge, Bensons Fell & Great Bavington, £99.50 Aydonshields, £99 Nilston Rigg, Aydonshields & Linacres, £98.50 Springwell Cottage (x2), £98 East Matfen, Corneyside, Colwell Hill & Linacres, £97.50 New Dotland, High Eshells & Springwell Cottage

276.2p Quarry House, 269.2p Errington, 262.5p Partridge Nest, 256.3p Quarry House, 250p Bensons Fell, 247.6p Claywalls, 245p Linacres, 243.6p East Newham, 241.9p High Town, 240.7p Corneyside, 240p Claywalls, 239p Corneyside, 234.2p Cheeseburn Grange, 234.1p Low Eshells, 233.3p Little Swinburne & New Dotland, 231.6p Linacres, 228.6p Little Swinburne, 227.3p Bensons Fell, 226.1p Aydonshields, 225p Errington, Nunwick & Aydonshields, 222.6p Nunwick, 220.9p St Oswalds, 220.5p High Town, 219.5p Little Swinburne, 219.1p St Oswalds & Little Swinburne (x2), 218.3p East Newham, 216.2p Partridge Nest, 215.9p Moss Barns, 215.3p Nilston Rigg, 215.2p Linacres & Nilston Rigg, 215.1p Errington, 215p Low Eshells, 214.6p Little Swinburne & Low Eshells, 214.1p Springwell Cottage & East Newham, 212.8p Colepike, 212.2p Riding Farm, 212p Springwell Cottage, 211.9p Bingfield Combe & Warksfield Head, 211.1p Riding Farm

Dutch Texel – £103, £102 (x2), £100.50 & £98 Willimoteswic 

223.3p, 213.1p & 200p (x3) Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £107 Colwell Hill, £106 Great Bavington, £105 Rugley Walls, £99.50 East Greenridge, £97 Baal Hill, £96.50 New Dotland, £96 Nilston Rigg & Great Bavington, £95 St Oswalds, £94.50 New Dotland, £94 Great Bavington & Rugley Walls

221.4p Rugley Walls, 206.1p, 205.8p, 205.1p & 204.6p Steel Hall, 204.4p Rugley Walls, 203.6p New Dotland, 203.3p Riding Farm & Steel Hall, 202.3p Bingfield, 201.1p & 196.9p New Dotland, 194.8p Great Bavington, 194p Baal Hill, 193.5p & 191.7p High Alderheads, 191.5p St Oswalds

Beltex x – £130 East Greenridge, £109 Linacres, £108 Little Swinburne, £103 & £100 Claywalls, £96 Warksfield Head

302.3p East Greenridge, 286.8p Linacres, 263.4p Little Swinburne, 243.9p Claywalls, 234.2p Warksfield Head

Charollais x – £85 Steel Hall (x2), £84.50 Colepike

211.3p Colepike, 207.3p & 195p Steel Hall

Cheviot x- £94.50 (x2), £92, £90 & £88.50 Flotterton

201.1p, 196.9p, 196.5p & 195.7p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £96 Flotterton

Mule – £96 Quarry House, £95 High Town & Stoop Rigg, £93.50 Tenter House & Quarry House, £93 High Town, £92.50 Tenter House, £92 Tenter House, Nilston Rigg & Kellah, £91.50 Stoop Rigg, £90.50 Warksfield Head, £90 High Town & Stoop Rigg, £89.50 High Town, £88.50 Rugley Walls, £86 Tenter House

201.1p & 200p Tenter House, 193p Baal Hill, 192.6p Warksfield Head, 191.7p Nilston Rigg, 190.8p Quarry House, 188.3p Rugley Walls, 187.8p Tenter House, 186.7p Stoop Rigg & Baal Hill, 185.2p Colwell Hill, 184.6p Quarry House, 184.5p Holly Hill West, 184p Kellah

Blackface -£92.50 Stoop Rigg, £90 Tenter House (x2) & Kellah, £89 Stoop Rigg, £85.50 Warksfield Head, £81 Stoop Rigg, £79 Tenter House

197.8p & 196.8p Stoop Rigg, 195.7p Tenter House, 194.3p Warksfield Head, 192.9p Stoop Rigg, 192.7p Tenter House

Swaledale - £71.50 (x2) & 174.4p Coatlith

Cast Ewes and Rams

Cast Ewes sold to £90 for Texel x from Longlee, Steel

Store & Breeding Cattle & Store Sheep | Friday 11th December 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their penultimate store cattle sale of the year offered 285 head of predominantly beef bred sorts.

Demand round the ring was as strong has been seen during the last few weeks and a great many vendors were delighted with their returns on the day. The sale peaked and was dominated by a super run of 12 strong and forward Charolais bullocks from North Northumberland based farmer and land agent of renown Harry Vickers, Low Hedgeley, Alnwick.

The offering topped at £1465 for a hefty pair of steers at 18 months and the straight dozen went on to average £1370 throughout selling to regular customers at Hexham from Northumberland, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

Heifers continue to figure highly each week at Hexham and this sale was no different with the female portion topping at £1420 for a super Limousin cross from Alan Ogle, Comb Hill who continues with a sublime run of cattle at present.  Two heifers and two steers sold on the day returned nicely at a £1346 average ensuring a very merry yuletide at Slaley for Mr Ogle.

Likewise Willie Patterson, Halton Red House continued in the same vein and his pen topped at £1375 for another cracking Limmy heifer at 18 months which alongside five steers that topped at £1370 returned no less than £1306 average per head.

An absolutely tremendous run of 18 heifers; all forward sorts by the Limousin sire were brought to Hexham from the Northumberland coast by Robert Gray, Low Hall and topped at £1365 with many more chased past the £1200 mark to average £1243 across the board on a rewarding day for the Amble based family farming operation.

Cattle in the 11-17 month age bracket were also sought after and these peaked with four shapely Blue cross heifers at 15 months of age from noted Birtley producers Willie & Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw who saw their best hit £1330 with another at £1300 that was followed with a smart pair at £1270.  The father and son team were well rewarded for their short journey to Hexham with their quality sorts and averaged £1218 for 9 heifers sold on the day, all purchased by high end finishers and regular buyers around the Hexham ringside.  

Steers in this category topped at £1220 from Messrs Walton, Greyside who always bring cattle of note to Hexham that are hotly fought over and this day was no exception. The Newbrough based outfit consigned 21 Limousin and Blue cross cattle at 13-15 months of age and were pleased with an average of £1104 for 12 steers and £1032 for 9 heifer sisters.

Larger batches of cattle are seldom seen but these too sold well on the day with 6 smart red Limmy steers with shape and style from Messrs Teasdale, Grindon Hill at 11 months that changed hands at £1065 whilst a pen of 7 dairy bred Simmental cross steers sold to £970 for Messrs Faill, Hedley West.

Native breeds also continue to exceed expectations and Mark Featherstone, Allendale Farm topped the Angus class with a bullock at £1300 whilst heifers peaked at £1180 from John Baty, Catreen.  Beef Shorthorns too were easily sold for new consignors to the Hexham ring; Messrs Forster, Pasture House, Alnwick who saw their steers top at £1065 and heifers at £1050 to average a cool £1022 for seven sold at 16 months on a rewarding first visit to Tyne Green.   

A small packet of the youngest cattle were well sold and peaked at £1005 for a Limousin cross bullock at ten months from Grindon Hill whilst steers and heifers from The Watson Family, Baal Hill, Wolsingham in Weardale at just 8 months of age topped at £925 and £950 respectively.

With both Christmas Day and New Years Day falling on Fridays the last opportunity to sell store cattle at Hexham will be next Friday the 18th December when the auctioneers expect trade to continue at these great rates.  To enter cattle for sale next week please contact our auctioneers or ensure your entry is with the Mart Offices by 10:30am on Monday 14th December.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Piemontese x heifers – £1090 Highside

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1460 & £1300 Low Hedgley

Limousin x heifers - £910 Shitlington Hall

Angus x heifers – £1180 Catreen, £1170 Allendale Farm, £980 & £960 Catreen

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1410 Lough Green, £1390 Comb Hills, £1370 Halton Red House, £1360, £1355 & £1350 High House, £1340 Rare Dean, £1325 High House, £1315 Sweethope, £1310 Lough Green (x2), £1305 Shitlington Hall & Greyside, £1295 Sweethope, £1285 Halton Red House, £1275 & £1255 Sweethope, £1250 Halton Red House (x2) & Lough Green, £1245 Comb Hills, £1230 Sweethope, £1185 Shitlington Hall, £1150 Lough Green, £1105 South Farm, £1100 Rare Dean, £1065 Low Staples, £1040 Sweethope, £1035 China Hall, £1025 Low Staples & South Farm, £1020 Low Staples, £1010 Cheviot, £955 & £950 South Farm, £920 High Warden

Charolais x steers – £1465, £1380, £1360, £1330 (x2) & £1300 Low Hedgley, £1220 Rare Dean

Angus x steers – £1300 & £1270 Allendale Farm, £1200 Springwell, £985 South Farm

Simmental x steers – £970 Hedley West

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1065, £1050 & £990 Pasture House

Limousin x heifers - £1420 Comb Hills, £1375 Halton Red House, £1365 & £1360 Low Hall, £1330 Comb Hills, £1325, £1300, £1290 (x2), £1285, £1205 & £1200 Low Hall, £1165 Tarset Hall, £1100 Low Hall (x2), £1090 East Uppertown, £1070 Holly Hill West, £1055 Tarset Hall, £1050, £1020 & £1015 East Uppertown, £990 & £965 Tarset Hall, £950 High Warden, Greyside & Tarset Hall, £940 Rawfoot, £900 Cheviot

Charolais x heifers – £1315 Low Hall, £1310, £1260, £1165, £1160, £1140 & £1120 Newlands Haugh, £1040 Rare Dean, £1035 & £1000 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £1120 Allendale Farm, £1020 Catreen

Beef Shorthorn heifers – £1050 Pasture House

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1220 Greyside, £1215 Burntongues, £1200 Grindon Hill, £1190 Holly Hill West, £1185 & £1170 White House Birtley, £1160 Greyside, £1140 White House Birtley, £1130 Miller Hill, £1125 Greyside, £1115 Miller Hill, £1110 Holly Hill West, £1100 White House Birtley, £1070 White House Birtley & Greyside, £1065 Grindon Hill, £1030 Greyside, £1010 Grindon Hill & Burntongues, £1000 Grindon Hill & Burntongues, £975 Low Staples, £965 China Hall, £955 Grindon Hill, £950 & £900 Burntongues

British Blue x steers – £1055, £1030 & £1020 Greyside

Angus x steers – £1000 Springwell

Beef Shorthorn steers - £900 Pasture House

Hereford x steers - £940 & £900 Brackenthwaite

Limousin x heifers - £1205 Rusheylaw, £1190 Holly Hill West & Grange House, £1150 Low Hall, £1140 & £1100 Rusheylaw, £1060 Grange House (x2), £1030 Greyside, £1020 Burntongues, £1015 Burntongues, £1010 Greyside (x2), £995 Grange House, £900 & £870 Tarset Hall

Charolais x heifers – £825 Harewalls

British Blue x heifers – £1330, £1300 & £1270 Rusheylaw, £1160 Greyside, £1150 Rusheylaw, £1110, £990 & £920 Greyside,

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1005 Grindon Hill, £925 Baal Hill

British Blue x steers – £830 Waite Farm

Limousin x heifers - £950, £930, £900 & £865 Baal Hill

Breeding Cattle

A small entry of breeding cattle were presented and trade was steady for all classes with most requirements now filled. Heifer and calf trade peaked at £2000 for a nice first cross Limmy pair from Messrs Foley Bros, Mirlaw House.  A small dispersal on behalf of Robert Armstrong, East Fourstones saw back-end calving cows sell well to £2000 for a Hereford cross second calver with a strong Hereford steer calf at foot and the entire offering averaging a respectable £1450 with all lots selling to local buyers within our region.

Prices;

Heifers with Calves at Foot

Limousin - £2000 Mirlaw House, £1900 Errington Red House

British Blue - £1900 Errington Red House

Cows with Calves at Foot

British Blue - £1500 Riding Hills

Hereford - £1600, £1550 & £1450 Whiskershiel, £1010 Greenfield

Dispersal of the Autumn Calving Portion of the “East Fourstones” herd on behalf of Mr R A Armstrong

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin - £1650

Angus - £1400

British Blue - £1570

Charolais - £1620

Hereford - £2000, £1540 £1470, £1450 (x2) & £1340

In Calf Cows (No Calf)

Limousin - £1040

British Blue - £1280

Stabiliser - £1040

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another tremendous show of 1207 catalogued cast ewes and rams met spirited bidding. The prices speak for themselves.

Topping the sale at £150 was a Beltex ewe from Mr A L Steel, Steeley Farm.

A pen of 12 Texel x Ewes from M/s J Reed & Son, High Eshells sold for £135 and a pen of seven at £132 from the same home.

Mules topped at £107.50 for a pen of sixteen, again from High Eshells.

A grand pen of twenty Blackface ewes sold to £86 from M/s PF Findlay & Son, Stoop Rigg.

More wanted to meet buyer demand.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Beltex - £150, £128 & £126 Steeley Farm, £104 & £102 Errington Red House, £100 Steeley Farm

Texel x – £135 High Eshells, £134 Holling Hill, £132 High Eshells, £126 The Chesters, £124 Armond Carr, £122 Hill House, Nilston Rigg & West Kirkheaton, £120 Nilston Rigg, Little Harle & Great Bavington, £117 Armond Carr, £116 Stoop Rigg & Broomfield, £111 Girsonfield, £110 Girsonfield & Armond Carr, £108 West Kirkheaton, £107 Woodlands, £102 Nilston Rigg, £99 Hill House, £98 Acton & Girsonfield, £96 Armond Carr

Suffolk - £94 Hill House

Suffolk x – £117 & £114 Broomfield, £113 Nilston Rigg, £97 Armond Carr, £96 Little Harle, £93 Low Eshells, West Kirkheaton & Woodlands

Beltex x - £90 Girsonfield

Leicester - £80 Nookton

Cheviot – £92 High Learchild, £83, £77 & £75 The Chesters, £74 Girsonfield

Cheviot Mule – £88 Little Harle, £76 Girsonfield

Mule – £107.50 High Eshells, £98 Haggwood, £97 Little Harle, £93 The Chesters, £91Great Bavington, £90 Stoop Rigg (x2), £89 Allenheads Farm, £88 Broomfield, £87 Rowley, £86 Tenter House & Crescent Farm, £85 Little Harle

Blackface – £90 Townfoot, £86 Stoop Rigg, £84 Townfoot, £79 Little Harle, £75 Stoop Rigg (x2)

Swaledale – £66 & £60 Allenheads Farm (x2), £59 Kingswood, £56 Allenheads Farm

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of 3460 catalogued Store Lambs.  The sale this week had a high percentage of poorer, last draw lambs which brought the average down a little compared to last week.  In real terms though, remarkably well with all the political unrest, lambs sold to the same rates as last week.  The very long keep lambs still cashing at £58 - £65

The medium keep lambs were easily cashed again between £75 - £85

Included in this week’s sale was a run of Pure Texel Ewe lambs from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley which topper at £200 for a pen of nfive.

In the conventional run of lambs, Beltex x lambs from M/s E&I Hall & Son, New Houses sold to £111, £110 and £105.

M/s E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill brought their usual stamp of lambs and sold Suffolk’s to £93

Horned lambs once again very easily cashed here at Hexham with Blackface lambs selling to £74.50 from Holling Hill and averaging £63.64 right through the section.

Swale lambs sold to £63 from Mr I Oliver, South Brandon, Co Durham.

A reminder to all potential vendors, that next Friday will be our last Friday sale of the year so if you have any lambs you would like to sell please enter next Monday.  We shall be conducting a Store Sale on Tuesday the 29th December, after the Prime Lambs.+

Texel - £200 &£136 Low Ardley

Texel x – £101 (x2) Holling Hill, £97.50 Felton Demesne, £95.50 Normans Riding & Thornley Hall Farm, £94 Laburnum Cottage, Broomfield & Kellah, £93 Longlea Netherwitton, £91.50 Billerley, £91 Elrington Hall, £90.50 Glendue & Longlea Netherwitton, £90 Holling Hill, Riding Farm, Kellah, Longlea Netherwitton (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £102, £99 & £94 Willimoteswick, £90 Willimoteswick & Agars Hill, £89 Blakelaw

Suffolk x – £93 Holling Hill, £92 Settlingstones, £88 West Kirkheaton & Nackshivan, £87 Fellend & Hilltop, £84 West Kirkheaton, Rowley & High Learchild

Beltex x - £111, £110 & £105 Hallington New Houses, £99 Linacres, £97 Hallington New Houses, £92 (x2) Linacres

Leicester - £88 Holling Hill, £73 Billerley

Zwartbles - £85, £83 & £77 Lane Head

Greyface Dartmoor - £45 Stone Hall

Ryeland - £85 & £62 Stone Stile

Hampshire - £74 Runnymede Cottage

Lleyn - £79 Whiteside Holmside

Cheviot - £68.50 Barrasford Green

Cheviot x - £75 & £72 High Learchild

Mule – £94 Stone Stile, £90 & £88.50 Farneyshield, £84 Holling Hill, £82.50 Cowden Burn, £82 Blakelaw, £80.50 Low Carriteth, £79 Demesne, £78.50 Farneyshield, £77.50 Rosehill, £76.50 Harwood Shield, £76 Stone Stile, £75 Errington Red House & Blueburn

Blackface – £74.50 Holling Hill, £73.50 Cowden Burn, £69 Blueburn, £68.50 Newton Farm, £62 Blueburn, £60 Blakelaw & Acton

Swaledale - £63, £62, £61 & £57 South Brandon

Jacob - £63 Wadley

Herdwick - £74 Thornley Pit House

Crossbred - £63 Wadley Farm

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 8th December 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held its Annual Christmas Primestock Show and Sale this week.  The pre sale show was very ably judged by local prime cattle buyer, Mr Frank Robson, Ryal.  Mr Robson had no less than 30 cattle in front of him to cast his expert eye over.  After much deliberation the Overall Championship went to the First Prize British Blue x heifer from renowned local cattle producers, Messrs Renton, High Highlaws, Morpeth.  The Champion went on to realise 309.5p/kg and was purchased by JD Hall Family Butchers, Corbridge.

Reserve Overall Champion went to an outstanding Limousin x steer from Messrs Graham & Son, Miller Hill which went on to realise 249.5p/kg to R Pearson Wholesale Butchers.

Young Farmers Champion this year went again to Mr Mark Statton, of Tritlington YFCwith an outstanding British Blue x heifer weighing in at 672kg and sold for 289.5p/kg to Kitson’s Butchers, Northallerton.

First Prize Limousin x heifer went to Messrs J&A Moralee, Hard Riding with a very well fleshed black heifer which went on to sell for 275.5p/kg to Thompson Wholesale Meat Ltd.

First Prize Native beast went to a well finished Aberdeen Angus x heifer from local Hexhamshire finishers, Messrs A Hall & Sons, Barker House which sold for 225.5p/kg to M/s A&S Green for their farm shop at East Barnwell Farm, Penshaw.

In the commercial cattle trade was strong throughout with a few fresh faces ringside, especially for the better, heavier sorts.  Plenty of heifers selling between 250 and 260p/kg also.

On behalf of the company I would like to thank our sponsors, Lloyds Bank and Mole Valley for their continued support.  Also to all our purchasers and vendors that support us throughout the year.  It is very much appreciated, especially after the year we’ve had.

Prize Show

Best Steer or Heifer (YFC Member)

First Prize               M Statton – High Highlaws, Tritlington YFC –

                                Limousin x     Heifer 289.5p/kg

Second Prize         R Graham – Miller Hill, Brampton YFC -

                             Limousin x Steer 247.5p/kg

Limousin x Heifer

First Prize               Hard Riding - 275.5p/kg

Second Prize         Glebe Farm - 269.5p/kg

Limousin x Steer

First Prize               Miller Hill – 249.5p/kg

Second Prize         Lough Green – 264.5p/kg

British Blue x Heifer

First Prize               High Highlaws (Champion) 309.5p/kg

Second Prize         Lough Green – 261.5p/kg

British Blue x Steer

First Prize               Paxton Dene – 221.5p/kg

Other Continental x Steer

First Prize               Flotterton – 227.5p/kg

Second Prize         Barker House – 248.5p/kg

Other Continental x Heifer

First Prize               Flotterton – 243.5p/kg

Second Prize         Miller Hill – 245.5p/kg

Native Breed Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Barker House – 225.5p/kg

Second Prize         The Stobbs – 213.5p/kg

Male Champion

M/s Graham, Miller Hill – Limousin x Steer - 249.5p/kg to R Pearson

Reserve – M/s Davison, Lough Green – 264.5p/kg to R Pearson

Female Champion

M/s Renton, High Highlaws – British Blue x – 309.5p/kg to JD Hall Family Butchers

Reserve – Ms Moralee, Hard Riding – 277.5p/kg to Thompson Wholesale Meat Ltd

Supreme Overall Champion

M/s Renton, High Highlaws – British Blue Heifer to JD Hall, Family Butchers

Reserve Champion

M/s Graham, Miller Hill – Limousin x Steer to R. Pearson, Bradford

Limousin Heifers – £1552.95 Rowley Farm, £1528.07 Glebe Farm, £1481.19 Rowley, £1443.62 Hard Riding, £1411.51 West Wharmley, £1408.53 Lough Green, £1404.46 Hard Riding, £1403.06 Paxton Dene

275.5p Hard Riding, 273.5p Lough Green, 269.5p Glebe Farm, 266.5p Hard Riding, 256.5p Paxton Dene, 254.5p Rowley, 251.5p Paxton Dene

Limousin Steers - £1646.70 & £1527.08 Miller Hill, £1409.79 Lough Green

264.5p Lough Green, 249.5p & 247.5p Miller Hill

Charolais Heifers – £1599.80 Flotterton, £1459.50 West Wharmley

254.5p & 249.5p Rowley

Charolais Steers - £1625.19 Barker House, £1584.62, £1560.34, £1540.18,Flotterton

248.5p Barker House, 227.5p (x2) & 223.5pFlotterton

British Blue Heifers - £1945.44 & £1658.92 High Highlaws, £1490.55 Lough Green

309.5p & 289.5p High Highlaws, 261.5p Lough Green

British Blue Steers - £1417.60 & 221.5p Paxton Dene

Angus Heifers - £1312.41 Barker House, £1230.48 & £1221.22 The Stobbs, £1209.78 Barker House

225.5p & 214.5p Barker House

Blonde Heifers - £1283.97 & 245.5p Miller Hill

Beef Shorthorn Heifers - £1166.17 & 210.5p Miller Hill

Cast Cows & OTM

Prize Show

An increase in cow numbers this week with a lot of hill cows present this week.  Trade just as strong as the previous week, maybe a touch dearer.  The forty three cows went to average 122.5p/kg

Highest grossing cow was a Luing cow from M/s G Roddam & Partners, Blackcarts, which realised £1187.55

Highest p/kg cow on the day was a British Blue from High Warden which sold for 181.5p/kg.

Prize Show

Best Cast Cow

First Prize               Halton Red House

Second Prize         Rusheylaw

Limousin – £1146.04 Burntongues, £1121.25 Midgeholme, £1118.70 West Wharmley, £1093.13 Halton Red House, £1061.97 Rusheylaw

169.5p West Wharmley, 155.5p Burntongues, 149.5p Midgeholme, 145.5p Bowershield, 141.5p Burntongues

Angus -£1119.20 Grange Farm, £919.19 Catcherside, £881.91 Grange Farm, £835.07 Pottsdurtrees

178.5p Grange Farm, 119.5p The Stobbs & Grange Farm

British Blue – £1103.52 High Warden, £1033.87 Hawksteel, £841.58 Pitland Hills, £823.99 Parmontley Hall

181.5p High Warden, 135.5p Hawksteel, 122.5p Pitland Hills, 111.5p Parmontley Hall

Beef Shorthorn - £882.09 & 121.5p Catcherside

Luing - £1187.55, £1101.25, £987.90, £884.30 & £867.79 Blackcarts

136.5p, 133.5p, 128.5p, 126.5p & 119.5p Blackcarts

Hereford - £947.85 & £881.91 Three Farms

117.5p & 116.5p Three Farms

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A total of 1358 lambs forward and lambs outwith the show sheep sold very well to a top of £118 from Low Eshells and 279.5p Thornton Tower with all classes sharper and easy to sell.

The Champion lambs in the show, which was kindly judged by Mr Jamie Curle,  were the Beltex x from Messrs Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law and were sold for £160 (333.3p) to Mr Tony Green for his Penshaw Farm Butchers, Houghton le Spring.

Reserve Champion also went to Messrs Beveridge for their pen of Dutch Texel crosses which also sold to Mr Tony Green for £142 (322.7p)

Prize Show

5 Texel Lambs

First Prize               St Oswalds

Second Prize         Aydonshields

5 Dutch Texel Lambs

First Prize               Low West House

Second Prize         St Oswalds

5 Beltex Lambs

First Prize               Low West House

Second Prize         St Oswalds

5 Continental Lambs

First Prize               St Oswalds

5 Suffolk Lambs

First Prize               St Oswalds

Second Prize         Flotterton

5 Hill Lambs

First Prize               Flotterton

Second Prize         Flotterton

Champion Pen

M/s Beveridge, Low West House – Beltex

Reserve Champion Pen

M/s Beveridge, Low West House – Dutch Texel

Texel x – £118 Low Eshells, £116 Harwood Shield, £114 Low Eshells & Watch Currock, £112 St Oswalds, £111 Comb Hills, £110.50 Chesters, £110 Old Town, £109.50 Chesters, £109 Chesters, Thornton Tower & Aydonshields, £108 High Eshells, Watch Currock, Milbourne High House & Blackburn, £107.50 Chesters, £107 Chesters, Blackburn & Old Town, £106 Watch Currock, Thockrington & Old Town, £105.50 Milbourne Town Farm, £105 Low Eshells & Palm Strothers, £104.50 St Oswalds, £104 Slaterfield Fell, Chesters, Cheeseburn Grange & West Shields, £103.50 Thockrington & Old Town, £103 Low Eshells, Baal Hill, Cheeseburn Grange & West Shields, £102.50 Willimoteswick & Aydonshields, £102 Whitchester & Blackburn, £101.50 Bingfield Combe, Aydonshields, Tenter House, Low Brooms & Springwell, £101West Shields, £100 High Eshells, Willimoteswick (x2), Little Swinburne (x2), Low Eshells, Low Brooms, Springwell, Milbourne Town Farm, Warksfield Head & Cheeseburn Grange (x2), £99.50 Aydonshields, Hedley Park (x2), Watch Currock & Cheeseburn Grange, £99 Watch Currock, Comb Hills & Thornton Tower, £98.50 New Dotland, Whitchester, Partridge Nest, Blackburn & Lunns House, £98 Low Staples, Chesters & Thockrington, £97.50 Hedley Park (x2), £97 Milbourne High House, £96.50 Little Swinburne, Whitchester & Comb Hills, £96 High Eshells & Whitchester, £95.50 Satley

279.5p Thornton Tower, 271.4p Watch Currock, 261p Blackburn, 260.5p St Oswalds, 257.1p Watch Currock, 253.5p Aydonshields, 250p Cheeseburn Grange, 247.6p Chesters, 243p St Oswalds, 241.3p Little Swinburne, 241p Palm Strothers, 238.1p Little Swinburne (x2), 233.3p Satley, 231.7p Thornton Tower, ,228.8p Low Brooms & Springwell, 227.5p Woodcroft, 227.3p Warksfield Head, 225.6p Chesters, Springwell & Aydonshields, 225p Watch Currock, 223.3p High Eshells, 222.2p Springwell & Watch Currock, 221.4p Little Swinburne, 220.7P Low Brooms, 220.2p Comb Hills, 220p Chesters, 219.8p Low Staples (x2) & West Shields, 219.3p Whitchester, 219.2p Partridge Nest, 219.1p Hedley Park & Cheeseburn Grange, 218.9p Partridge Nest, 218.6p Milbourne Town Farm, 218.1p Willimoteswick, 217.9p New Dotland, 217.8p Low Staples, 217.4p High Eshells, 217.1p Milbourne High House, 216.7p Hedley Park, 216.3p Aydonshields, Partridge Nest & Cheeseburn Grange, 215.9p Allenshields & Springwell, 215.1p Cheeseburn Grange, Partridge Nest & Milbourne Town Farm

Dutch Texel x – £142 Low West House, £108 St Oswalds

322.7p Low West House, 229.8p St Oswalds

Suffolk x – £116 New Dotland, £107.50 St Oswalds, £105.50 Old Town, £105 Low Eshells, £104.50 Thockrington, £104 Flotterton, Lunns House & Baal Hill (x2), £103.50 Thockrington, £103 St Oswalds, Whitchester, Thockrington & Flotterton, £102.50 & £101.50 New Dotland, £100 Lunns House, £97 Thockrington, £93 & £90 (x2) Lunns House

216p, 215.9p & 213.5p New Dotland, 208p Baal Hill, 206.7p Lunns House, 206.1p Thockrington, 205.8p Satley, 204.1p Lunns House, 203.9p Baal Hill, 202.1p Thockrington, 202p St Oswalds & Whitchester, 200p Lunns House, 196.2p Flotterton, 195.7p Lunns House (x2), 195.5p St Oswalds, 195.3p Thockrington, 194.4p Low Eshells, 194.3p Thockrington

Beltex x – £160 Low West House, £115 St Oswalds, £103 Little Swinburne, £99 St Oswalds (x2), £94 Little Swinburne, £91 Woodcroft

333.3p Low West House, 261.4p St Oswalds, 251.2p Little Swinburne, 247.5p & 235.7p St Oswalds, 229.3p Little Swinburne, 227.5p Woodcroft

Charollais x – £96.50 Cheeseburn Grange

209.5p Fairspring, 205.3p Cheeseburn Grange

Leicester - £107 Allenshields, £105.50 & £100 Harwood Shield

175.4p & 164.8p Harwood Shield, 155.1p Allenshields

Kerry Hill - £77 & 192.5p Comb Hills

Cheviot x- £106.50, £102.50 & £99.50 Flotterton, £95 Bingfield Combe, £93.50 Flotterton

212.5p & 211.7p Flotterton, 211.1p Bingfield Combe, 209.2p & 193.6p

Flotterton

NC Cheviot - £105.50 & £103 Flotterton, £96 Bingfield Combe

214.6p & 206.9p Flotterton, 195.9p Bingfield Combe

SC Cheviot - £108.50 & 204.7p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £106 & 186p Flotterton

Mule – £98.50 Warksfield Head, £96.50 Springwell, £94 West Shields, £93 Tenter House, £91.50 Allenshields

206.7p Tenter House, 205.2p Warksfield Head, 203.3p Allenshields, 200p West Shields, 198.9p Allenshields, 196.9p Springwell

Blackface -£89.50 & 208.1p Warksfield Head

Swaledale - £75 & £163p Woodcroft

Jacob - £70 & 166.7p Low Brooms

Herdwick - £74 & 189.7p Comb Hills

Crossbred - £115 & 255.6p St Oswalds

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x –£95 Old Town, £90 Satley

Zwartbles - £50 Fairspring

Mule – £60 Old Town

Herdwick – £30 Fairspring

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 4th December 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their first store stock sale of the festive season and offered a useful catalogued entry of 306 head. 

Following on from a great trade last week a superb quality show of cattle was presented and the best end of these were dearer on the week and one to attest to this was once again Willie Patterson, Halton Red House who exceeded his success last week by topping the sale with an outstanding three-quarter Limousin cross bred heifer.  This one, a smart black example at 18 months trumped the bullock sold seven days earlier by some £35 at £1490 selling to noted County Durham breeders Frank & Reg Simpson, Square House for their Quebec based Suckler herd.

The brothers also purchased another similar type, the lead heifer from John Davison, Lough Green which will undoubtedly fulfil her potential as a suckler replacement and this one also sold well for the Langley based producer changing hands at £1480.

The best end of bullocks also continue to rise at Hexham and these topped at £1450 for a thumping Limousin cross steer at 19 months from weekly consignor Geoff Ogle, Blackburn, Slaley.  Mr Ogle sold four similar sorts, all by the Limmy bull to average a noteworthy £1390 throughout, in fact no fewer than Forty-Two cattle sold in excess of £1300 and a further Forty-Two sold from £1200 to £1300 firmly cementing Hexham as the leading centre for the sale of beef bred store cattle in the North of England.

The Charolais breed also figured highly amongst the top rankings and peaked at £1400 for a pair of well-bred bullocks also at 18 months from Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh who also topped the Angus class with a steer at £1345.  The Ebchester based producer sold a total of eleven bullocks on the day by both the white and the black sire and averaged a highly respectable £1341 throughout.

A great many consignors were delighted with their trade and highlights were numerous throughout the sale not least the smart packet of ten well-bred Limousin cross cattle from Tom & Andrew Jackson, Midgeholme who saw steers and heifers at 17-18 months peak at £1410 and £1250 respectively.  The Bardon Mill based father and son were well-rewarded for their efforts and averaged £1290 for seven steers and three heifers sold on the day.

A cracking show of cattle in the mid-aged range; 11-17 months, was presented and these too were subject to renewed enthusiasm round the ringside with several good runs exceeding vendors expectations. One such consignment was that from Messrs Lee, Harwood Shield who presented a cracking pen full of steers and heifers with trademark shape and style that topped at £1345 and £1140 respectively. 

With many high-end finishers keen for the Hexhamshire bred cattle at 12-14 months Messrs Lee averaged £1187 for their six steers and a close £1133 for six heifer sisters to complete the day’s trading with plenty of yuletide cheer.

With the recent creation of a Suckler beef herd Messrs Hall, Whitchester brought forward a useful run of twenty shapely Limmy cross calves at 14-15 months which looked well through the Hexham ring and sold nicely on the day for the fledgling enterprise.  Buyers bid well and saw steers sell to £1050 and heifers to £1095 with twelve and eight Limousin sired cattle returning a commendable first time average of £975 for the Haltwhistle based family.

Cattle of all classes remain in demand at Hexham and with only two more sales before the Christmas/New Year break our auctioneers will be pleased to discuss entries for the sales on the 11th or 18th of the month to take advantage of the great rates seen currently. Call our team on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Limousin x steers – £1400 Kirkley March, £950 South Kirkheaton

Galloway steers – £850 Whitchester

Limousin x heifers - £1095 Whitchester, £1005 & £910 South Kirkheaton

Angus x heifers – £970 South Kirkheaton, £940 Harnham Hall

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1450 Blackburn, £1410 Midgeholme, £1395 Blackburn, £1390 Armond Carr & Midgeholme, £1385 Halton Red House, £1380 Midgeholme, £1370 Blackburn, £1360 Lough Green, £1355 Cornhills, £1345 Blackburn, £1340 Lough Green & Midgeholme, £1330 Midgeholme, £1325 Lough Green, £1300 Cornhills, £1290 Greencarts & Kirkley March, £1275 Cornhills, £1265 East Uppertown, £1260 Springwell Cottage & Midgeholme (x2), £1250 & £1230 East Uppertown, £1220 Armond Carr, £1200 High Trewhitt, £1180 China Hall & Kirkley March, £1170 East Uppertown, Cornhills & Kirkley March, £1155 Springwell Cottage, £1150 China Hall, £1145 East White Hill, £1140 Brackenthwaite, Kirkley March & Springwell Cottage, £1135 Kirkley March, £1130 Springwell Cottage, £1125 (x2) & £1100 High Trewhitt, £1000 High Warden & East White Hill, £980 Brackenthwaite, £960 High Warden, £930 Bowershield

Charolais x steers – £1420, £1380, £1370, £1360 & £1335 Newlands Haugh, £1310 Grange Farm, £1300 Grange Farm, £1275 Kirkley March, £1270 & £1240 Newlands Haugh, £1225 Kirkley March, £1200 Grange Farm, £1000 East White Hill, £955 & £915 East Fourstones

British Blue x steers – £1230 China Hall, £1060 Intake

Angus x steers – £1345 Newlands Haugh, £1290 & £1270 Stoop Rigg, £1240 Newlands Haugh, £1210 Stoop Rigg, £1130 Brackenthwaite

Simmental x steers – £1315 Greencarts, £1290, £1285, £1275, £1255 & £1150 Stoop Rigg

Saler x steers - £1100 East Fourstones

Galloway steers – £840 Whitchester

Limousin x heifers - £1490 Halton Red House, £1480 Lough Green, £1380 Halton Red House, £1320 Lough Green, £1315 Halton Red House, £1300 High House, £1285 Cornhills & High House, £1250, £1240 & £1220 High House, £1200 Cornhills, £1190 Armond Carr & Midgeholme, £1120 Cornhills, £1090 Midgeholme, £1085 Cornhills, £1040 Brackenthwaite, Cornhills & St Oswalds (x2), £1030 East White Hill (x2) & St Oswalds, £990 East White Hill (x2), £970 St Oswalds, £900 South Farm, £880 High Warden (x2)

Charolais x heifers – £1060 & £970 Grange Farm

British Blue x heifers – £1060, £1020, £980 (x2), £960, £950 (x2), £920 (x2) & £910 St Oswalds

Angus x heifers – £1100 Stoop Rigg (x2), £1005 Hedley West, £980, £965, £900 & £890 Newton Greens

Simmental x heifers - £1185 Stoop Rigg

South Devon x heifers – £960, £930 & £860 Newton Greens

Hereford x heifers – £940 & £900 East Fourstones

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1345 & £1260 Harwood Shield, £1200 Springwell Cottage & Flotterton, £1190 & £1150 Springwell Cottage, £1140 White House Birtley, £1110 Harwood Shield, £1105 Springwell Cottage, £1100 Flotterton & Sherburn Tower, £1070 Flotterton, £1050 Flotterton & Whitchester, £1040 Whitchester, £1020 Sherburn Tower, £1010 Whitchester & Sherburn Tower, £1000 Springwell Cottage & Sherburn Tower, £990 Coldwell, £970 Whitchester, £955 Whitchester & Sherburn Tower, £930 Brandon, £910 Whitchester

Charolais x steers – £1340 Townfoot (RR), £1330 Townfoot, £1165 White House Birtley, £1100 High Trewhitt, £1045 White House Birtley, £1000 Hedley West, £990 & £980 West Shields, £950 Harnham Hall

British Blue x steers – £1110 & £1040 Harwood Shield, £1000 Flotterton

Angus x steers – £1010 Grasslees, £955 Harnham Hall, £930 Hedley West

Saler x steers – £1000 West Shields

Fleckvieh steers – £1010 West Biggens

Limousin x heifers - £1295, £1160, £1140 & £1070 Harwood Shield, £1000 New Acres, £970 Whitchester, £950 Coldwell, £900 & £870 Whitchester

Charolais x heifers – £1235 White House Birtley, £1190 Townfoot, £1080 White House Birtley, £1075 Grange Farm, £960 Coldwell, £900 Brandon, £890 West Shields

British Blue x heifers – £1090 & £1045 Harwood Shield

Parthenais x heifers – £960 Low Houselope

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £910 & £900 East Loanend

Charolais x steers – £860 & £850 Brandon

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A catalogued show of 1385 Cast Ewes and Rams met keen interest with the overall average up by £5 on the week.

Topping the sale at £150 was a great Texel ewe from local vendor, M/s Lewis Forster, West Nubbock.

A tremendous pen of 22 Mule ewes from West Nubbock sold to £100.

Strong North Country Cheviot ewes sold to £104 for a pen of eight from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

All classes of cast ewes can easily be sold at Hexham with a large number of buyers’ ringside, weekly.

Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel x – £150 West Nubbock, £140 Lough Green, £136 Tenter House, £130 Tenter House & Rowley, £128 West Grange, £125 Chesters, £124 Hetherington, £122 West Nubbock &Low Ardley, £120 West Nubbock, Sherburn Tower, Thockrington & Thornley Pit House, £118 Little Harle, Rowley & West Grange, £115 Little Harle, £114 Sherburn Tower & Low Bleakhope, £113 Sherburn Tower, £112 Yetlington Lane, Chesters & Red Hemmels, £110 Great Chesters, West Nubbock, Sherburn Tower (x2) & West Grange (x2), £109 Tenter House, Milbourne Town Farm & East Knitsley, £108 Felton Demesne & Thockrington, £107 Great Bavington, £106 Milfield Demesne & Thornley Pit House, £105 Low Ardley, £103 East Uppertown, £101 Low Ardley, £100 West Nubbock, £99 Yetlington Lane & Red Hemmels, £98 Salmonfield, Elrington Hall & Thornley Pit House

Suffolk x – £124 Little Harle, £118 Rowley, £112 West Grange, £110 Rowley, £105 Yetlington Lane, £97 Felton Demesne, £94 Milbourne Town Farm, £90 High Yarridge

Leicester - £122 West Nubbock, £106 Flotterton, £100 West Bolton, £92 West Nubbock

Zwartbles - £86 High Hermitage

Kerry Hill - £61 Hill House

Ryeland - £68 Lynburn

Cheviot – £77 High Yarridge, £76 North Churchlands

NC Cheviot - £104 & £90 Flotterton

SC Cheviot - £82 & £73 Flotterton

Mule – £100 West Nubbock, £99 Tenter House, £95 Great Bavington, £93 Thockrington, £92 Sherburn Tower, £91 Fairley, £90 Low Ardley, £89 Flotterton, £88.50 Great Chesters, £87 Little Harle & West Nubbock, £86 Lynburn, £85 Great Bavington & Low Bleakhope, £84 Tenter House, Low Ardley, Rowley & Rowan Cottage, £83 Thockrington & Lunns House

Blackface – £90 Burnbank, £88 West Nubbock, £82 Great Chesters, £81 & £80 West Nubbock, £78 Little Harle, £76 Great Chesters, £71 Tenter House, £70 Featherwood

Swaledale – £84 Todhillwood, £50 Low Bleakhope, £49 Todhillwood, £47 Rattenraw & Hepple Whitefield (x2)

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of 3907 catalogued Store Sheep.  Another fantastic entry of store sheep with new vendors again fetching lambs to Hexham.  Trade again just as strong as previous weeks with new southern purchasers coming to buy longer keep lambs.

It was regular consignor Mrs BD Milburn, Butterknowes that topped the sale this week with some tremendous Texel lambs, selling to £132.00

M/s BA & AM Storrow, Willimoteswick were back with their usual high quality consignment, selling Dutch Texel lambs to £120.00

Beltex lambs from Andrew Towers, 21 Davison Avenue sold to £114.00 twice.  Crossing over from Cumbria was M/s WC & E Bell & Son, Low Houses with another run of long keep Dutch Texel x and Beltex x lambs which sold to £110.50

Suffolk x lambs in real demand, selling to a high of £105 from Mr A Herdman, Shildon Hill and the whole entry of 525 went on to average £83.30!

A nice entry of Cheviot and Cheviot x lambs this week to a high of £84 for a grand pen of 28 from M/s CA & J Watmore, Holystone Estate.

Blackface lamb trade as strong, or a touch dearer on the week.  Especially the smaller lambs, these were very easily cashed with the whole section averaging £63.00

Romney lambs from Lanton Estates, Wooler sold to £90.00

More lambs needed for next weeks’ sale and entries taken next Monday for cataloging.

Please call Drew 07854361967 or Jack 07739440457

Texel - £108 & £102 Dotland Park

Texel x – £132 Butterknowes, £110 Holystone, £104 Grange House, £101 Lodge House & Butterknowes (x2), £100 West Kirkheaton, £97.50 Butterknowes, £96 Davison Avenue & Nackshivan

Dutch Texel x - £120 Willimoteswick, £109 Low Houses, £106, £10 &, £102.50 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £105 & £101.50 Shildon Hill, £101 & £95.50 Davison Avenue, £94 Hepple Whitefield & Fell Lane, £93 West Kirkheaton, £90 Davison Avenue & Rowley

Charollais x – £78.50 The Peels, £77.50 Blackhill

Beltex - £93 Dotland Park

Beltex x - £114 (x2) Davison Avenue, £110.50 Low Houses, £105 Davison Avenue, £104 & £102 Dotland Park, £100 Low Houses, £98 Walton Wood Head, £97 Low Houses

Leicester - £89 Woodhall, £72 Blueburn

Cheviot - £80.50 Holystone, £76 North Churchlands

NC Cheviot - £78 & £70 Rock

Cheviot x - £78.50 The Brigg, £75 Featherwood, £73.50 Low Bleakhope

Cheviot Mule - £84 Holystone

Mule – £83 Coldwell, £81 Heatheridge, £80 Rock, £79 Chirdon, £78 Blueburn, £75 Low Mill

Blackface – £77 Blueburn, £71 Broomhope, £70.50 Blueburn, £68.50Cartington, £65.50 Featherwood & Hepple Whitefield, £65 Hepple Whitefield

Swaledale - £66 Low Bleakhope, £65.50 Woodhall, £63.50 Glenwhelt, £63 Woodhall

Hebridean - £57 Waite Farm

Shetland - £61 & £49 Castle Croft

Romney – £90 & £81 Lanton Estate

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 1st December 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

An increased entry of clean cattle which met a similar trade.  M/s Graham & Son, Miller Hill sold Limousin x heifers to 240.5p/kg

Highest grossing heifer came from M/s MW & CM Ridley, Shitlington Hall, with a well finished Limousin x heifer selling to £1432.31

Limousin Heifers – £1432.31 & £1382.39 Shitlington Hall, £1345.69, £1305.92 & £1096.71 Miller Hill

240.5p & 236.5p Miller Hill, 235.5 & 224.5p Shitlington Hall, 210.5p Miller Hill

Charolais Heifers – £1326.33, £1295.05, £1248.45 & £1153.11 Flotterton

227.5p, 219.5p, 217.5p & 199.5p Flotterton

British Blue Heifers - £1413 & 235.5p Hard Riding

Cast Cows & OTM

A slightly better show of cows met a sharper trade throughout.  Limousin x cows selling to 154.5p/kg from M/s JT & N Monkhouse & Son, Low Houselope.  Top grossing cow came from M/s J & A Moralee, Hard Riding which went on to realise £1207.96

Limousin – £1168.02 Low Houselope, £1150.50 Armond Carr, £1074.76 Shitlington Hall

154.5p Low Houselope, 147.5p Farnbury & Armond Carr

Angus -£970.55 Flotterton, £843.50 Needless Hall, £833.06 China Hall

133.5p Flotterton, 120.5p Needless Hall, 118.5p China Hall

British Blue – £1207.96 Hard Riding, £1035.38 Holly Hill West

149.5p Hard Riding, 137.5p Holly Hill West

Simmental - £932.10 Shitlington Hall, £808.35 Springwell

127.5p Springwell, 119.5p Shitlington Hall

Beef Shorthorn - £646.54 & 95.5p The Brigg

Parthenaise - £1186.65 & 146.5p Low Houselope

South Devon - £1017.98 & £865.95 The Deans

138.5p & 125.5p The Deans

Belted Galloway - £658.58 & 110.5p Greyside

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Slightly more lambs forward on the week and again a mixed show but the inclusion of some very good pens and not quite so many heavy lambs meant the overall average was up on the week to an sqq of 223.1p

Best sorts continue to sell well to 276.2p and £116 from The Hope.

Early entries are invited for next weeks’ Christmas Show and Sale with judging at 8.30am and the sale at 9.30am.  Prize schedules available from the office.

Texel x – £115 Nilston Rigg, £111 Old Town, £110 High Eshells, Low Eshells, Swarland Old Hall & Little Swinburne, £108.50 Old Town & Milbourne High House, £108 Swarland Old Hall & Little Swinburne, £107 Waterside, £106.50 Old Town, £106 Hedley Park, Little Swinburne & Milbourne Town Farm, £105.50 Old Town, £105 Waterside (x2), Old Town, Nunwick, The Hope, Milbourne High House, Little Swinburne, Springwell Cottage, Blackburn & Nilston Rigg, £104.50 High Eshells & The Hope, £104 Willimoteswick, Swarland Old Hall, The Hope (x2), Whitchester, Little Swinburne, Springwell Cottage & Rugley Walls, £103.50 High Eshells (x2), Waterside, Low Eshells (x2), Hedley Park & Kellah, £103 Milbourne Town Farm, £102.50 Blackburn (x2), West Shields & Kellah, £102 Springwell Cottage & Blackburn, £101.50 Waterside, Old Town & West Shields, £101 Burntongues, The Hope & Little Swinburne (x2), £100 Waterside, Nunwick (x2), Nilston Rigg, Thockrington (x2), Great Bavington, Middle Heads & Kellah, £99.50 Elrington Hall, Woodcroft, Tenter House & Aydonshields, £99 Burntongues, Waterside, Matfen High House, The Hope & Tenter House

261.9p Little Swinburne, 261p Waterside, 259p Burntongues, 257.1p Little Swinburne, 252.6p Fell Lane, 252.4p Waterside & Little Swinburne, 250p Waterside. 248.8p The Hope, 247.6p Little Swinburne, 243.9p Waterside, 243.2p Burntongues, 240.5p Little Swinburne, 240.2p Waterside, 238.6p The Hope, 236.4p The Hope (x2) & Whitchester, 236.1p Waterside, 235.7p Tenter House, The Hope & Waterside, 235p Riding Farm, 234.2p Springwell Cottage, 234.1p Milbourne Town Farm, 233.8P Nunwick & Fairspring, 233.3p Nunwick & Waterside, 230.5p Matfen High House, 228.2p East Newham, 224.4p The Hope & Nunwick, 223.3p Nunwick (x2), The Hope & Rugley Walls, 222.2p Fell Lane, 222.1p Woodcroft, 220.9p Little Swinburne & Hedley Park, 220.7p Tenter House & Fairspring, 220.5p Springwell Cottage, 220.2p Nunwick, 219.8p The Hope, 219.6p Little Swinburne, 219.3p Willimoteswick, 218.9p Springwell Cottage, 218.8p Riding Farm, 218.2p Elrington Hall

Dutch Texel x - £106.50, £105.50 & £101 Willimoteswick

236.7p, 206.1p & 199.1p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £110 Great Bavington, £105.50 Nilston Rigg, £104 Old Town, £103 Great Bavington, £102 Thockrington, £101 Rugley Walls, £100.50 & £100 Thockrington, £98 Nilston Rigg & Thockrington, £97.50 Great Bavington & Rugley Walls, £97 Thockrington & Lunns House, £96.50 Steel Hall, £96 Elrington Hall & Steel Hall, £92.50 Steel Hall & Middle Heads, £92 Great Bavington

220.2p, 220p & 217.5p Steel Hall, 213.3p Elrington Hall, 210.2p Middle Heads, 209.8p Steel Hall, 209.3p Lunns House, 208.7p Steel Hall, 208.5p & 206.4p Thockrington, 204.6p & 204.4p Great Bavington, 203.9p Old Town, 203.1p Rugley Walls & Great Bavington

Beltex x – £116 & £108 The Hope, £103 Kellah, £101.50 & £99.50 Middle Heads

276.2p & 257.1p The Hope, 241.7p & 236.9p Middle Heads, 214.6p Kellah

Charollais x – £100.50 Old Town, £94.50 & £94 Swarland Old Hall, £93.50 Thornley Hall Farm, £92 Steel Hall

223.8p Swarland Old Hall, 214p Steel Hall, 210p Swarland Old Hall, 207.8p Thornley Hall Farm, 201p Old Town

Bleu D’Maine x - £85 & 242.9p Sillywrea

Leicester - £94 & 154.1p Kellah

Cheviot x- £102 & £97 Flotterton, £95 West Shields, £93 Flotterton, £91 Sillywrea

215.9p West Shields, 210.3p Sillywrea, 204p Flotterton, 202.2p Sillywrea & Flotterton, 202.1p Flotterton

Mule – £97 (x2) Great Chesters, £95 Tenter House, £93 Nilston Rigg, £92 Bulls Hill, £90 Allenshields & Rugley Walls, £85 Bulls Hill, £81.50 Thornley Hall Farm

202.1p Tenter House & Great Chesters, 198p Great Chesters, 197.9p Nilston Rigg, 194.1p Thornley Hall, 193.2p Bulls Hill, 189.5p Woodcroft

Blackface -£96 & 200p Great Chesters

Swaledale - £70.50 & 172p Thornley Hall Farm

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 27th November 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their final store sale of November offered a smaller entry of 207 store cattle and trade for all classes was considerably increased on the week.

A small but tremendous show of quality beef bred cattle were presented and a good company were in attendance round the ringside and from the outset sharper demand was evident from all quarters.

Topping the sale was a super shapely black Limousin cross steer from William Patterson, Halton Red House at 18 months of age which quickly travelled beyond expectations to settle at a noteworthy £1455. The same local noted purveyor of top quality Limousin cross cattle also nestled near the top of the heifer rankings on the day with an equally outstanding red sister of the bullock which at the same age flew to £1430 with interest from several high profile heifer finishers; all regulars around the Hexham ring.

The leading heifer was a smart black sort at 18 months from Slaley based breeder and well-known ‘mart man’ Alan Ogle, Comb Hill that hit £1440 for the exceptional type that would easily fulfil a feeding or breeding destiny. Two steers and two heifers from the same home returned an average of £1351 for the delighted Mr Ogle.

 A smart show of heavy Charolais cross cattle were included and these peaked at £1400 for a huge bullock at 20 months from Elsdon based Dave and Stuart Hall, The Raw.  The father and son team from high up on the Otterburn Army ranges sold seven steers and six heifers; which topped at £1280 for their best ginger female and saw the run of thirteen cattle return at £1193 throughout to complete a highly rewarding days trading for Messrs Hall.

Angus cross cattle now appear weekly at Hexham and have done for some time and premiums for those by pedigree bulls were more than evident on the day.  The breed topped at £1370 for a hefty bullock bred from a sizeable Simmental cross cow from now noted producer Peter Findlay, Stoop Rigg, Simonburn. Within the middle aged classes Messrs Ord, Newton Greens, Morpeth presented a fine run of 19 bullocks by either the Angus or South Devon sire and these, at 16 months peaked at £1240 and £1110 respectively to return an average of £1105 throughout.

The same mid-age range classes also benefitted from a lift on the day which many commented could be as much as £100 up on the week and these cattle in the 11-17 month bracket topped at a worthy £1400 for a sublime Limmy cross black bullock at 14 months from Mel Stobbs, High Dalton, Hexhamshire.  The Burn Family, Grange Houses, Stamfordham who regularly figure amongst the top prices at Hexham sold a similar sort which changed hands at £1380 and Mrs Heather MacDonald, West Causey Hill, Hexham brought her annual offering at this time of year and sold the dearest Charolais steer at this age on the day for £1355.

As we enter the festive month of December demand shows no sign of waning at Hexham and with considerable investment in sale ring infrastructure both consignors and purchasers can attend in safety and well within LAA guidelines under tier three restrictions.  Producers with cattle yet to reach the market are urged to contact our auctioneers to discuss entering cattle for inclusion on next week’s catalogue which will be compiled on Monday morning, 30th November.  Entries can also be lodged with the main office on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1375 Kirkley March, £1300 Cheviot, £1170 & £1150 Kirkley March

Charolais x steers – £1295 Kirkley March

Angus x steers – £1370 Stoop Rigg, £1200 Catreen

Simmental x steers – £1275 & £1180 Stoop Rigg

Charolais x heifers – £1260 Springwell, £1085 Halfway House

Angus x heifers – £1130 & £1040 Catreen

Simmental x heifers – £1215, £1155 & £990 Stoop Rigg

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1455 Halton Red House, £1415 Comb Hills, £1395, £1375, £1350 & £1340 Lough Green, £1300 Kirkley March, £1295 Tarset Hall, £1270 Armond Carr, £1265 Kirkley March, £1220 Shitlington Hall, £1190 Kirkley March, £1185 The Raw, £1175 Tarset Hall, £1160 Chesterwood, £1155 Kirkley March, £1085 North Cocklake, £1060 Chesterwood, £1050, £990, £960 & £920 Tarset Hall

Charolais x steers – £1400 The Raw, £1370 Comb Hills, £1345, £1330, £1210, £1205 & £1185 The Raw

British Blue x steers – £1340 Lough Green, £1055 & £910 North Cocklake

Angus x steers – £1300 Springwell, £1260 & £1250 Halton Red House, £1240 Newton Greens, £1190 West Causey Hill & Newton Greens, £1140 Catreen, £1135 Newton Greens, £1060 Springwell, £1050 & £1030 Newton Greens, £1005 Springwell

Simmental x steers – £1160, £1150, £1130 & £1065 Newton Greens

South Devon x steers – £1110, £1105 & £1080 Newton Greens

Limousin x heifers - £1440 Comb Hills, £1430 & £1390 Halton Red House, £1350 & £1270 Shitlington Hall, £1265 Low Middleton, £1260 Armond Carr, £1220 Wydon, £1180 Comb Hills & Tarset Hall, £1175 Shitlington Hall, £1160 High Dalton & Beacon Rigg, £1130 Armond Carr, £1110 Midgeholme, £1080 South Farm, £1070 China Hall, £1060 Cheviot, £1055 China Hall, £1050 North Cocklake, £1040, £1015, £1000 (x2), £990, £955 & £940 (x2) Midgeholme, £900 South Farm (x2)

Charolais x heifers – £1280, £1120, £1100, £1070, £1055 & £1030 The Raw, £920 Cheviot

Angus x heifers – £1230, £1220, £1050 & £1045 East Uppertown

Simmental x heifers – £1280 Stoop Rigg

Hereford x heifers – £1080 Wydon

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1400 High Dalton, £1380 & £1345 Grange House, £1280 High Dalton, £1255 (x2) & £1220 Grange House, £1200 Low Middleton, £1140 Tarset Hall, £1110 Low Middleton, £1040, £995 (x2), £955, £940 & £910 Tarset Hall

Charolais x steers – £1355 & £900 West Causey Hill

British Blue x steers – £1330 Halfway House

Angus x steers – £1210 Springwell, £980 Newton Greens

Simmental x steers – £1040 Newton Greens

Limousin x heifers - £1040 Tedcastle, £1020 Low Middleton, £1000 Tedcastle, £990 Beacon Rigg, £920 Beacon Rigg & The Tofts

Charolais x heifers – £1190 Low Middleton, £995 Tedcastle

Angus x heifers – £930 Wydon

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £865 Tedcastle

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Once again over 1000 Cast Ewes and Rams met spirited bidding with all classes again dearer on last week’s extreme rates.

Topping the sale at £144 was a grand Beltex x ewe, from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope, whose run of ewes averaged £122.91

Tups again met strong demand selling to £124 on two occasions from M/s J & SM Ivison, Cooper House Farm.

Mules sold to £94 for a pen of seven from regular supporters, M/s G & EA Herdman, Lunns House.  Mr PC Charlton, Little Harle sold a pen of 26 at £92

Blackface ewes sold to £88 from M/s H & L Morshead, Harsondale.

More wanted to meet buyer demand with fourteen buyers operating today.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel – £124 (x2) Cooper House (Tups)

Texel x – £130 East Matfen, £128 Middle Horsleyhope, £124 High Baulk & Rusheylaw, £120 Middle Horsleyhope & Rusheylaw, £116 High Baulk & Chesters, £115 Waterford & Brinkburn Newhouses, £114 Waterford, Billerley & Gofton Field Head, £113 Billerley, £112 Rusheylaw, £110 Partridge Nest, £109 Laburnum Cottage, £108 Embley, West Wharmley & Low West House, £107 East Matfen, £105 Billerley, £101 Errington, East Matfen (x2) & Birkside, £99 East Farm, £97 Normans Riding, £96 High Baulk, Fallowfield & Cooper House

Suffolk x – £124 Middle Horsleyhope, £117 & £105 Brinkburn Newhouses, £94 West Wharmley, £92 Felton Demesne, Middle Horsleyhope & Temperley Grange

Beltex x - £144, £140, £120 & £116 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester - £112 & £110 Agars Hill, £100 Little Harle, £99 Thornley Hall Farm, £97 Little Harle, £92 Townfoot & Farneyshield

Cheviot – £122 Springhill, £121 Springhill, £109 Embley

Mule – £94 Lunns House, £92 Little Harle & Brinkburn Newhouses, £91 Fairley & Black Hedley, £90 West Wharmley, £89 Lunns House, £88 East Matfen, Chesters & East Farm, £87 High Baulk & Normans Riding, £86 Little Harle, £85 Fairley & Lunns House, £84 Nettlesworth West & Bingfield, £83 Colwell Hill

Blackface – £110 Rusheylaw (Tup), £88 Harsondale, £78 Embley, £74 Hotbank, £69 Little Harle, £67 Lords Lot, £65 Harsondale, £64 Glebe Farm, Pottsdurtrees, Hotbank & Greenleas

Swaledale – £76 Birkside, £60 Harwood Shield, West End & Redburn, £58 Springhill, £56 Harwood Shield & Colwell Hill, £55 Redburn

Hebridean - £50 East Highridge

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held another successful weekly sale of 4548 catalogued lambs.  An increase in numbers this week and also a poorer show of lambs with many tail end lambs now coming forward.  This didn’t hamper the trade and lambs maintained previous week rates with the better end of lambs still selling in excess of £95.

The poorer, longer keep lambs still extremely easily cashed with many selling between £72 - £77

The whole sale average, even with such a large amount of long keep lambs, was a few pence short of £79

Topping this weeks’ sale was a pair of Dutch Texel lambs from M/s BA & AM Storrow, Willimoteswick which realised £136

Suffolk x lambs sold to a high of £99 from M/s Martin Bros, Cheviot.

Blackface lambs sold to £95 for a pen of lambs from M/s A Murray & Sons, Stell Green.

Mules were once again very easily sold and topped at £95.50 for a grand pen of 30 from Mr M Wallace, Farneyshield.  Not far behind was Mr I Potts, Redburn who sold a pen for £95.  Mule lamb section went on to average £77.84!

A nice show of Cheviot lambs that sold well to £80.50 from M/s JG Singer & Ptns, Linbrig Farm.

Swale lambs once again in demand at Hexham, selling to £68.00 from M/s T Nixon & Sons, Longlea.

Texel - £100 & £97 Bensons Fell

Texel x – £108 Reddishall, £107 Redesmouth, £106 Low West House & China Hall, £100 Cheviot, £99 Low West House, £98 Amos Hill, £96 Homilton & Fallowfield, £95.50 Redesmouth, £95 Cheviot, Dukesfield Hall, Bellshiel & Red House

Dutch Texel x - £136 Willimoteswick, £126 Middle Horsleyhope, £124, £112 & £110 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £99 Cheviot, £96 Nackshivan, £94.50 Fairley, £92.50 Hilltop, £91 Village Green, £90 China Hall

Charollais x – £74.50 Hall Hill

Beltex x - £130 & £120 Middle Horsleyhope, £116, £115 & £112 Walton Wood Head, £110 Middle Horsleyhope & Walton Wood Head, £107 Walton Wood Head, £105 Middle Horsleyhope, £102 Bavington Hill Head, £100 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester - £88.50 West End, £73 Lowes Fell

Cheviot x - £80.50 Linbrig, £79.50 Linbrig & Holystone, £78 Holystone £76 The Brigg

Cheviot Mule - £87 Bavington Hill Head

Mule – £95.50 Farneyshield, £95 & £89 Rookhope, £86 Bellshiel & Edlingham Demesne, £85 Farneyshield, £83.50 West End, £83 Burnbank, £82.50 Bellingham Demesne, £81.50 Hotbank, £81 West End, £80.50 Redburn, £80 Low Chesterhope, Farneyshield & Redburn, £79 North Cocklake & Holystone

Blackface – £95 Stell Green, £77 Greenleas, £74 Townfoot, £ & Edlingham Demesne, £73.50 Highfield & Low Chesterhope, £71 Burnbank, Hotbank & Edlingham Demesne

Swaledale - £68 Longlea, £65.50 Woodhall, £63 Bulls Hill & Longlea

Herdwick – £50 Chesterwood Farm House

Crossbred – £98 Bavington Hill Head, £80 Bavington Hill Head & Burnhope Flatts

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 25th November 2020

 

Prime Lambs

 

Scots Gap Auction Mart, at their final sale of a highly successful season sold 228 Prime and Cast sheep. Lambs peaked at £111 for a super heavy weight Texel cross from Eddie Robson, High Baulk and at 219.8 ppk for a pen of outstanding 43 kg well bred lambs also by the Texel Ram from Jeff and Ian Temple, Low Hall, Ingoe.

 

Cast sheep topped at £101 for five huge Suffolk cross Ewes from David and Allan Johnson, Tuthill.

 

The Company would like to thank all customers, old and new for their continued support throughout the season which has seen both throughput and trade greatly increased and we look forward to welcoming all back to The Gap for the 2021 season next summer.

 

Leading Prices:-

 

Texel x - £111 High Baulk, £107 & £106 Chesters, £106 High Baulk, £104 Low Hall (x2) & Chesters (x2), £103 & £102 Chesters, £102 West Grange, £98.50, £98 & £96 Chesters, £96 Forestburngate & West Grange, £95 Coldwell, Chesters (x2) & Rothley Crag.

 

219.8p Low Hall, 213.3p & 2.111p Chesters, 209.8p  Dene House & Coldwell, 209.4p High Baulk, 208.8p Dene House, 208.7p West Grange, 207.8p & 205.6p High Baulk, 204.0p West Grange, 203.9p Low Hall, 200.0p Dene House, Coldwell, Chesters (x4), Forestburngate & High Baulk.

 

Suffolk x - £85.50 & 208.5p Dene House.

 

Mule - £90 Blueburn & Coldwell, £87 Blueburn, £86 Coldwell.

 

197.7p Blueburn, 191.1p & 183.7p Coldwell, 180.0p Blueburn.

 

Cast Ewes and Ram

Suffolk x Ewes - £101 & £96 Tuthill, £91 Dene House

 

Mule Ewes - £78 Tuthill, £68 East Wingates & Dene House

 

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 24th November 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Smaller entry of Prime Cattle that sold exceptionally well and more could have been sold.

Limousin x heifers sold to 249.5p/kg from M/s MD & J Stobbs, High Dalton.  Steers from the same home sold to 239.5p/kg

Limousin Heifers – £1277.75 & £1259.98 High Dalton, £1244.10 Rusheylaw

249.5p & 237.5p High Dalton, 217.5p Longlands

Limousin Steers - £1199.90 & 239.5p High Dalton

Cast Cows & OTM

Cows slightly sharper on the week.  A lot of lean, older cows present also.

Highest grossing cow was a Simmental from M/s JJ & JM Sanders, Bavington Hill Head which realised £1161.62

The highest p/kg cow came from Mr M Cousin, The Laws with a Limousin x cow which sold for 147.5p/kg

Limousin – £1156.44 Rusheylaw, £1039.14 Elrington Hall, £972.55 Rusheylaw, £971.10 Cleughfoot

147.5p The Laws, 142.5p Elrington Hall, 132.5p Rusheylaw, 131.5p Elrington Hall

Angus -£981 Brownchesters, £780 Comb Hills

128.5p Comb Hills, 124.5p Brownchesters

British Blue – £926.13 Houselope Grange £891.45 Whitchester, £814.56 & £806.99 Redburn

141.5p Whitchester, 129.5p Redburn

Simmental - £1161.62 & £968.66 Bavington Hill Head

136.5p & 129.5p Bavington Hill Head

Blonde Aquitaine - £1035.22 & 135.5p Elrington Hall

Holstein Friesian - £819.15, £782.93, £628.84 & £610.93 Peepy Farm

109.5p, 107.5p & 99.5p (x2) Peepy Farm

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A large show of mainly heavy lambs met strong demand.

Topping the sale both £/head and P/kg was a tremendous lamb from M/s JE Henderson & Sons, Burntongues at £125 and 297.6p/kg

Mules continued to sell well, topping at £110.00 for a pen of 20 from M/s J Browell & Son, Quarry House.

Overall sale average £96.43 for 46kg

Texel x – £125 Burntongues, £110 Woodcroft, £109 Burntongues, £108.50 Low Eshells, £108 Tenter House, £107.50 Old Town n(x2), £107 Errington & East Newham, £106.50 West Shields, £106 High Eshells (x2) & St Oswalds (x2), £105.50 Low Eshells, £105 Errington & Cheeseburn Grange, £104 Great Chesters, Tenter House, Milbourne High House (x2) & Cheeseburn Grange, £103.50 High Eshells, Great Chesters & Aydonshields, £103 Hetherington, Hedley Park & Lough Green, £102.50 Willimoteswick, Great Chesters & Baal Hill, £102 Brixter Hill, Great Bavington, Nilston Rigg & Lunns House, £101.50 Low Staples & West Shields, £100.50 Low Eshells & Nunwick, £100 St Oswalds, Errington (x2), East House, Baal Hill & Field Head, £99.50 Blue Gables & East Newham

297.6p Burntongues, 268.3p Woodcroft, 259.5p Burntongues, 258.5p & 252.4p St Oswalds, 247.7p & 246.2p Burntongues, 245.2p Hedley Park, 242.7p Bankfoot, 241p Low Ardley, 240.9p High Eshells, 240p East Newham, 239p Hetherington, 238.1p St Oswalds, 233.3p Blackburn, 232.6p Errington, 231.7p Cheeseburn Grange, 225p Bankfoot, Glenhill & Hetherington, 222.7p Bankfoot, 222.5p Hetherington, 221.6p Willimoteswick, 221.3p Tenter House, 220.7p Woodcroft & Low Staples, 220.5p St Oswalds, 220.2p Great Chesters, 220p East House, 218.6p Burntongues, 218.3p East Newham, 217.9p Riding Farm, 217.4p Middle Heads, 217.1p Hetherington

Dutch Texel x - £119 Willimoteswick, £108 High Town, £106 & £104 Willimoteswick, £100, £99 & £97 High Town

276.7p & 253.7p Willimoteswick, 241.5p High Town, 240.9p Willimoteswick, 225p High Town

Suffolk x – £110.50 Flotterton, £109 Lunns House, £107.50 Nilston Rigg, £105.50 Old Town, £105 Great Bavington & Lunns House, £103.50 Steel Hall, £103 Great Bavington, £102 Brixter Hill, Great Bavington, Baal Hill & Nilston Rigg, £101.50 Lough Green, £99.50 Lunns House, £99 Brixter Hill, £98 Aydonshields & Riding Farm, £97.50 Great Bavington & Flotterton, £97 Middle Heads & Lunns House, £96.50 High Alderheads, £96 Bingfield & Nilston Rigg

215.1p Bingfield, 213.1p Middle Heads, 212.5p Steel Hall, 208.5p Riding Farm, 207.5p Great Bavington, 207p High Alderheads & Steel Hall, 206.4p Middle Heads, 205.8p Brixter Hill, 204.3p Bingfield & Nilston Rigg, 202.9p Old Town, 202.2p Lough Green, 202.1p East House & Lunns House, 201.9p Lunns House, 200p Great Bavington & Aydonshields

Beltex x – £106 & £100 Ryal West Side, £99 St Oswalds

215.5p Burntongues, 230.2p St Oswalds

Charollais x – £110 Low Eshells, £96.50 Steel Hall

205.3p Steel Hall

Leicester - £102 High Town, £100.50 & £98.50 Woodcroft

201p & 197p Woodcroft

Hampshire x - £94 & 204.4p Delight Farm

Cheviot Mule - £97 Flotterton, £89.50 Riding Farm

208.1p Riding Farm, 202.1p Flotterton

Mule – £110 & £105.50 Quarry House, £104 Flotterton, £103 & £98 Nilston Rigg, £97.50 West Shields, £97 High Town & Nilston Rigg, £95 Quarry House, £94 Baal Hill, £92 Field Head, £90 Nilston Rigg

206.5p Quarry House, 204.6p Nilston Rigg, 204.4p Baal Hill, 202.9p Quarry House, 200p Nilston Rigg, 199p West Shields, 198.1p & 198p Nilston Rigg, 196.4p Quarry House, 195.7p Field Head, 194p High Town, 192.6p Flotterton

Blackface -£95 & 182.7p Woodcroft

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £92, £90 & £85 Bankfoot

Cheviot x – £65 Bankfoot

Mule – £67 Bankfoot, £65 Parkside

Swaledale – £40 Parkside

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 20th November 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a sound entry of 403 catalogued head which included over 200 native breed cattle for the monthly special sale of such types.

All classes were noticeably dearer on the week with renewed interest from the usual good company at the ringside prompting significant lifts for all eighteen of the breeds represented on the day.

Older forward continental sorts took a step up on recent levels albeit for a great show of quality with many more bullocks exceeding £1300 than seen of late.  The sale was topped at £1425 for an exceptional three-quarter bred black Limousin cross bullock at 19 months of age from weekly consignor Geoff Ogle, Blackburn, Slaley who sold six very similar types to average a worthy £1360 throughout.

Another highlight of the continental classes were the smart pen from John Davison, Lough Green who scaled to £1390 for his best Limmy cross steer with a Blue cross from the same Langley parish home hitting £1350 contributing to a tidy average of £1328 for 6 sold.

The first beast sold on the day topped the heifer class and this one was a huge black and white Angus cross lady from noted County Durham producers; father and son Simon and Andrew Hall, East Butsfield.  With great weight and cover the home bred heifer was one of very few sold over thirty months of age and yet travelled to a noteworthy £1390 being purchased by Tony Green for his Penshaw Farm Shop bespoke butchery counter which sells only top quality Aberdeen Angus Beef.

All classes of native breeds saw a marked lift on the sale held in October and it was the heifer that topped the Angus section however a super bullock at 20 months from The Holystone Estate of Chris & Janet Watmore that was presented by stockman Thomas Hammond followed close behind at £1370 with their nine best bollocks all at the same age by the same top quality pedigree black bull returning at £1286 per head.  No fewer than 117 Angus and Angus cross cattle were sold on the day from across Northumberland, County Durham & Cumbria to average a highly respectable £1017 throughout.

A great many native breeds were represented from the popular to the less frequently seen however all were in good demand.  As well as the aforementioned Aberdeen Angus highlights of the others sold on the day were as follows;

A great run of well fleshed South Devon Cattle were brought to Hexham by John Moore, Wingates Wholme and these peaked at £1120 for steers and £1040 for heifers to average £1024 for five and three sold on the day.  

Lincoln Reds were once again to the fore and peaked at £1020 for an older bullock from Andrew Davison, Alndyke who sold six, all sired by the deep red bull to average £938 across the board and make it another worthwhile trip down the A1 for the Alnwick based breeder. 

A nice entry of Hereford cattle by registered pedigree bulls were presented and peaked at £1055 for heifers from Robert Armstrong, East Fourstones with another at £1045 selling well for Messrs Coatsworth, Gallowhill, Whalton who also sold steers to a top of £1040.

The Beef Shorthorn breed also enjoyed renewed demand on the day and peaked at £1055 for a steer at 18 months from Messrs Dodd & Wise, Sillywrea, Langley whilst Whitebred Shorthorns at a similar age sold to £945 from Gordon Younger, Snitter in the Coquet Valley and to £900 for Emma Gray from The Fallowlees, Cambo.

A distinct hill-bred section was also sought after by buyers and several consignments of Belted Galloway and Highland cattle topped at £950 for a hefty ‘Beltie’ bullock at 16 months from Messrs Layfield, Milkup Bank, Willington. 

The seldom seen Murray Grey was once again well represented by the third consignment to be brought to Hexham this year by Coquet Valley producer and sole consignor of the breed to this centre Mr Bill Wooley, West Hepple Farm who peaked at £930 for a heifer at 18 months and averaged £860 for seven sold at the same age.

Yearling type and mid-age range continental cross bred cattle made up a fair portion of the catalogue and peaked at £1270 for a well-grown Charolais cross steer from the aforementioned Gallowhill, Whalton with a smart Limmy from Roly Carr, Little Bavington following at £1195. Heifers in this age bracket topped at £1060 for a smart Limousin bred by David Dixon, Middleheads, Consett, County Durham with another at £1040 from Messrs Burn, Grange Houses, Stamfordham.

As the season draws on numbers look set to shorten whilst demand at Hexham shows no sign of easing. Producers with cattle yet to be sold are urged to contact our auctioneers who are ideally placed to advise how and when to market your cattle to best advantage.  Please call the Mart Offices on 01434 605444 to discuss your options.

Leading Prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Lincoln Red x steers – £1020 Alndyke

Angus x heifers – £1390 East Butsfield

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

British Blue x steers – £1030 High Warden

Lincoln Red x steers - £990 Alndyke

Limousin x heifers - £1120 Greencarts

Charolais x heifers – £1080 Blakelaw

British Blue x heifers – £910 East Newham

Angus x heifers – £1100 Aydonshields

Simmental x heifers – £1135 & £1080 Greencarts

Hereford x heifers – £1045 Gallowhill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1425 & £1405 Blackburn, £1390 Lough Green, £1350 Blackburn & Shitlington Hall, £1340 Blackburn, £1330 & £1305 Shitlington Hall, £1300 Lough Green & Shitlington Hall, £1280 Blackburn, £1240 Lough Green, £1185 Armond Carr, £1120 Woodhouse, £1020 South Farm, £940 High Warden

Charolais x steers – £1310, £1230 & £1200 Rare Dean, £1135 Gallowhill, £1025 Hartburn Grange

British Blue x steers – £1350 Lough Green, £1040 Bank Top

Angus x steers – £1370, £1350 & £1275 Holystone, £1250 Rare Dean, £1230 Holystone, £1225 East Uppertown, £1220 Holystone, The Stobbs & Snape Farm, £1210 & £1190 Chesterwood, £1170 Broadlea, £1160 Broadlea, Chesterwood & Snape Farm, £1145 The Stobbs, £1130 High Barns, £1115 Peddar Hill, £1090 Chesterwood, £1070 Catcherside & Wingates Wholme, £1050 East Uppertown (x2), £1045 Peddar Hill, £1030 East Uppertown & Peddar Hill, £1020 The Stobbs & Peddar Hill, £990 High Barns & Greystone House, £980 Collierley, £970 Bank Top, £960 Peddar Hill & Greystone House, £950 Wallish Walls & Bank Top, £930 & £890 Middle White Hill

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1055 Sillywrea, £1040 Woodlands Hall, £1035 Sillywrea, £1000 Sillywrea & Woodlands Hall

South Devon x steers - £1120, £1090 & £990 Wingates Wholme

Hereford x steers - £1000 Gallowhill

Lincoln Red steers - £900 & £890 Alndyke

Stabiliser x steers – £890 Greystone House

Whitebred Shorthorn x steers - £945 Snitter, £900 Fallowlees

Limousin x heifers - £1170 Armond Carr, £1150 Armond Carr & Grange House, £1090 Armond Carr, £1010 Millfield Demesne, £990 Middle Heads, £980 East Newham, £970 South Farm, £920 & £915 West Moorhouses, £910 South Farm & Middle Heads

Charolais x heifers – £1070 Rare Dean, £1000 & £975 Gallowhill, £970 East Fourstones, £930 Hartburn Grange, £875 Hedley West

Angus x heifers – £1200 Aydonshields, £1140 & £1135 Stoup Hill, £1120 Rare Dean, £1115 Aydonshields, £1085 High Barns, £1080 & £1060 (x2) Stoup Hill, £980 Partridge Nest

Simmental x heifers – £1040 (x2), £1035 (x2), £1010, £1000, £990 & £980 Newton Greens, £890 East Newham

South Devon x heifers – £1040, £980 & £915 Wingates Wholme

Hereford x heifers - £1055, £925, £900 (x3) & £850 East Fourstones

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £940 Sillywrea

Murray Grey heifers - £930, £900, £880, £865 & £860 West Hepple

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1195 Little Bavington, £1090 & £1085 Woodhouse, £1030 Little Bavington, £950 & £870 Dukesfield Hall

Charolais x steers – £1270 & £1105 Gallowhill, £1045, £1010, £980, £975 & £940 Blakelaw, £925 Hartburn Grange

British Blue x steers – £1035 Woodhouse

Angus x steers – £1145 High Barns, £1005 Highfield, £1000 Snape Farm & Greystone House, £970 Highfield & Ravensworth Grange, £950 Ravensworth Grange, £920 Bank Top, £905 New Rift, £890 Lough House, £870 Middle White Hill

Simmental x steers – £890 Burdonside

Beef Shorthorn steers – £950 Woodlands Hall

Hereford x steers - £1040 Gallowhill

Belted Galloway steers - £950 Milkup Bank

Limousin x heifers - £1060 Middle Heads, £1040 Grange House, £1020 Middle Heads, £1000 & £990 Grange House, £980 East Newham, £945 West Moorhouses, £940, £935, £900, £895 & £885 Dukesfield Hall, £880 Windy Hill, £865 Dukesfield Hall

Charolais x heifers – £1010, £1000, £900 & £890 Blakelaw, £885 Tosson Glebe, £875 Harewalls, £870 Blakelaw, £850 Gallowhill & Hartburn Grange, £835 Hartburn Grange

British Blue x heifers – £1000 West Moorhouses

Angus x heifers – £905 High Barns, £890 East Newham, £870 Bank Top, £845 New Rift, £805 Bank Top

Simmental x heifers – £900 Newton Greens

Hereford x heifers – £1135 Grange House

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £915 Blakelaw

Angus x steers – £800 Cleughside

South Devon x steers – £770 Cleughside

Beef Shorthorn steers - £720 (x3) Springhill

Charolais x heifers – £730 Tosson Glebe

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show (1051) of Cast Ewes and Rams met increased demand with all buyers keen for all classes of stock.

Topping the sale at £146 was a tremendous Texel ewe from Mr JA Sowerby, Amos Hill.

Mules again met strong interest, topping at £95 for 18 outstanding ewes from M/s E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill.

Blackface ewes topped at £81 from M/s J Carr & Co, Camphill.  Holling Hill sold a pen of 23 ewes at £80

Swaledale ewes also met keen demand with 5 from M/s TJ lee & Son, Hackford selling at £74.

Cast Tups met stronger demand with a Texel from M/s DJ & W Sedgewick, Errington Red House topping at £134 with M/s Lee, Hackford also selling a Bluefaced Leicester at the same money.

Hexham can handle all classes of cast ewes and rams with more wanted to meet strong demand.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel – £146 Amos Hill, £134 Errington Red House, £124 Milfield, £114 Palm Strothers, £106 Stotsfold, £97 & £92 Bellingham Demesne, £90 Whitelees

Texel x – £134 Holling Hill, £124 Mill House & Brokenheugh, £122 Capheaton New Houses, £120 Capheaton New Houses & Dukesfield Hall, £116 Hallington New Houses, Stotsfold & Hownsgill, £112 Mill House, Little Swinburne & Peel Flatt, £110 Milfield, £108 New Dotland & Milfield, £106 Palm Strothers, £98 Amos Hill, Crook Dene, Bellingham Demesne & China Hall, £97 Catreen & Bellingham Demesne, £96 East Butsfield, Hedley Park, Redesmouth, Little Swinburne & Stone Hall, £95 Catreen, £94 Hallington New Houses, Milfield & Haggwood, £93 The Chesters, £92 Amos Hill, Capheaton New Houses, Stotsfold, Bellingham Demesne, Little Swinburne & Burdonside, £90 Nackshivan, Whitelees, Great Tosson, Brokenheugh & Peel Flatt

Dutch Texel - £86 Peel Flatt

Suffolk - £120 New Dotland

Suffolk x – £108 Delight Farm, £96 Capheaton New Houses, £87 Piatroon,

Beltex x - £102 Palm Strothers

Charollais x - £120 Holling Hill, £108 Great Tosson

Bleu D’Maine x - £94 Sillywrea

Leicester - £134 Hackford, £116 & £114 High Town, £98 Towdy Potts

Oxford - £94 Delight Farm

Lleyn - £95 & £88 Mickley Moor

Whitefaced Woodland - £92 Garden Cottage

Cheviot – £84 Sillywrea

Cheviot x – £73.50 The Chesters, £72 Laings Hill, £70 The Chesters

Mule – £95 Holling Hill, £91 Nackshivan, £89 East Butsfield & Catreen, £88 The Chesters, £87 Delight Farm, £86 Piatroon, £85 Crook Dene, New Dotland & Brokenheugh, £84 Mickley Moor & Catreen, £83 Palm Strothers, £82 Piatroon

Blackface – £82 (Tup) Whiskershiel, £81 Camphill, £80 Holling Hill, £76 Grasslees, £74 Laings Hill, £72 Little Harle & Longwitton, £70 New Dotland & Brieredge

Swaledale – 82 & £76 (Tups) Ouston, £74 Hackford, £72 High Town, £71 Whitelees

Jacob - £51 Wadley Farm

Crossbred –£86 Satley

Store Lambs

Store lamb trade even dearer!

Hexham and Northern Marts sold 4380 catalogued store sheep.  An increase on the week with new vendors taking advantage of the competitive Hexham ring!

Credit must go to all these LOCAL vendors of Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders for the quality of lambs that were presented.

Trade for all classes of lambs dearer on the week! Everything from the long keep Swaledale lambs (average £52.75) to the best Beltex x (average £102.67 for 215) and Dutch Texel x (average £90.34 for 115) lambs.

A mention must go to the Dodd Family from Delight Farm who donated 7 Beltex x lambs, with the proceeds going to Hexham Hospital’s Oncology Department.  These lambs went to realise £140 and were kindly bought by Mr John Errington, Hyde Park and Mr Ben Gray of Andrew Atkinson Livestock Ltd.  Great effort all!

Philip and Beverley Robson, Middle Horsleyhope came back again with a fabulous run of sheep selling two pens to £140.  New vendors to Hexham, M/s J Oliver & Sons, Walton Wood Heads, Brampton, Cumbria, brought a grand run of sheep to sell to £136

A further 28 pens went to break the £100 barrier.

Like previous weeks, Suffolk x lambs in real demand at Hexham and very easily sold, selling to £95 from M/s D&NH Martell, Black Hedley.  Five hundred and fifty two Suffolk x lambs went to AVERAGE £85.21!

Mules again selling well this week, selling to £86 from Miss A Walton, Pundershaw.

Hill lambs easily cashed again with big Blackface lambs from M/s E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill selling to £83.50 for a pen of 42.  The main run of Blackface lambs sold between £58-£66

Swaledale lambs an absolute flyer!  Topping at £70 from Mr RH Philipson, Broadgates.

As said in previous reports, more lambs could have been sold to vendors’ advantage with the amount of purchasers present here.

For entries and enquiries please call;-

Drew - 07854361967

Jack - 07739440457

Office – 01434 605444

Texel - £110 Hallington New Houses, £102 West Moorhouses

Texel x – £110 China Hall, £109 (x2) & £103 Butterknowes, £100.50 China Hall, £100 (x2) Hallington New Houses, £99 China Hall, £97 West Moorhouses, £96 Hallington New Houses, £95 Felton Demesne, China Hall & Bankfoot, £94 Felton Demesne & Longlea Netherwitton, £93 Catreen & Keepershield, £92 Greenlaw, West Moorhouses, Hallington New Houses & China Hall, £91 West Moorhouses, £90.50 Haggwood (x2), Stanton Town Head & Plankey Mill

Dutch Texel x - £109 & £102 Agars Hill, £97 & £95.50 Lodge House

Suffolk x – £95 Black Hedley, £94 Salmonfield, £92.50 Black Hedley, £91 Lunns House & Black Hedley, £90 Hownsgill, East Butsfield, Black Hedley & West Kirkheaton, £89.50 Lunns House (x2), £89 Hedleywood, £88.50 Hownsgill, £88 Laburnum Cottage

Charollais x – £73 & £70.50 Hall Hill

Beltex - £118 Hallington New Houses, £110 Middle Horsleyhope

Beltex x - £140 Delight Farm (x2) & Middle Horsleyhope (x2), £136 Walton Wood Head, £128 Hallington New Houses, £116 (x2) & £114 Middle Horsleyhope, £113 Walton Wood Head, £112 Walton Wood Head & Middle Horsleyhope, £110 Walton Wood Head

Leicester – £87 Carry House

Cheviot - £80 Holystone

Mule – £86 Pundershaw, £83.50 & £83 Holling Hill, £82 Carry House, £81 Edlingham Newtown, £80 Hackford & Whiteside Birtley, £79.50 Rosehill, £79 Carry House, Greyside, Pundershaw & Lynburn, £78 Greyside, Newshield & Holling Hill

Blackface – £83.50 Holling Hill, £77.50 Grasslees, £77 Pundershaw, £76 Grasslees, £72 Edlingham Demesne (x2), £70 Holling Hill, £66 Prospect House

Swaledale - £70 & £62.50 Broadgates, £59 Allenheads Farm, £58 Ouston, £55 Linshiels & Allenheads Farm

Crossbred – £100 & £88 (x2) Holling Hill

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 18th November 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Auction Mart, at their penultimate sale of the season sold 532 Prime and Cast Sheep.  Two pens of heavyweight Texel crosses both sold to £104 for Adam and Dan Thompson, The Fawns with another selling to £103 from James Pritchard, Evistones.  Percy and Neil Robson, Dene House sold a smart pen of ten Texel crosses at 41kg that peaked at 229.3ppk.

Cast sheep topped at £96 for four big, homebred, Suffolk cross ewes from Dave and Alan Johnson, Tuthill.  More of all classes could easily have been sold and entries are invited for the sale next week which will be the last of the season.

Texel x - £104 The Fawns (x2), £103 Evistones, £100 Matfen High House, Hedley Park, Chesters, Evistones & Tosson Tower, £98 Tosson Tower, £97.50 Holling Hill & Evistones (x2), £97 Hedley Park, Chesters & Rugley Walls, £96.50 Tosson Tower, £96 Hedley Park, £95 Hedley Park, Ogle Castle & Rugley Walls

229.3p Dene House, 218.2p Hedley Park, 217.4p Bolam West Houses, 215.6p Hedley Park, 215p Tosson Tower, 213.6p Bolam West Houses, 213.5p Black Callerton, 211.4p Rugley Walls, 211.1p Bolam West Houses & Ogle Castle, 210p Chesters, 209.8p Tosson Tower, 209.3p & 209.1p The Fawns, 208.9p Hedley Park, 207.8p Chesters & Black Callerton, 207.1p Matfen High House, 206.7p Dene House & Hedley Park

Suffolk x - £96.50 Holling Hill, £95 Dene House, £94 Ogle Castle, £90 Forestburngate, £87 Dene House (x2)

200p Black Callerton & Rugley Walls, 197.7p Dene House (x2), 184.3p Ogle Castle

Mule - £91.50 Holling Hill, £88 Coldwell, £81 Low Chesterhope (x2)

188.4p Chesterhope (x2), 187.5p Black Callerton, 187.2p Coldwell

Blackface - £81 & 188.4p Low Chesterhope

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x Ewes - £78 Ogle Castle

Suffolk x Ewes - £96 Tuthill, £94 Ogle Castle, £93 Tuthill

Mule Ewes - £80 Tuthill (x2), £74 Ogle Castle, £68 Swarland, £62 Black Callerton, £61 Tuthill, £52 Swarland

Ryeland Ewes - £41 Swarland

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 17th November 2020

Prime Cattle

A slightly plainer show of clean heifers this week but still sold well with a well finished Charolais x heifer from M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House realising £1409.73

Angus x heifers from M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall sold to £1339.01

Top price, p/kg, came from M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall also with a Limousin x heifer selling to 233.5p’kg.

More clean needed next week.

Limousin Heifers – £1270.24 & £1178.63 Broomhall

233.5p & 224.5p Broomhall

Charolais Heifers – £1409.73, £1295.05 & £1261.26 Barker House

220.5p, 219.5p & 205.5p Barker House

Angus Heifers - £133.9.01 & £1317.23 Broomhall

228.5p & 227.5p Broomhall

Cast Cows & OTM

A much plainer, leaner show of cows this week but trade on the whole a little sharper than previous weeks.

Top grossing cow was a lovely Shorthorn cow from George Anderson, Fairnley which realised £1057.26

Two other native bred beasts broke the £1000 barrier.  An Angus bull from M/s RC Bramwell & Sons, High Barns sold to £1048.95 and a Herford cow from M/s RL Riddle & Son, Blakelaw realised £1003.50

Highest p/kg came from M/s JR Nevin & Son, Parkside who sold a Limousin x cow to 137.5p/kg.

Limousin – £985.88 Parkside, £980.16 High Fotherley, £967.75 Blakelaw, £958.53 Tenter House

137.5p Parkside, 133.5p Tenter House, 125.5p High Fotherley, £122.5p Blakelaw

Angus -£933.88 & £930.93 High Barns, £852.98 & £827.13 Fairnley, £777.45 High Barns

127.5p Fairnley, 120.5p High Barns, 118.5p Fairnley, 115.5p High Barns (x2)

Angus Bull – £1048.95 High Barns

Simmental - £804.94 & 114.5p Rare Dean

Shorthorn - £1057.26, £940 & £879.18 Fairnley

131.5p, 126.5p & 125.5p Fairnley

Lincoln Red - £776.82 & 110.5p Alndyke

Lincoln Red x - £827.82 & 109.5p Alndyke

Hereford - £1003.50 & 112.5p Blakelaw

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Another good entry forward and all classes sharper on the week with the average 14p better although almost half of the entry were heavier lambs.  Best lambs very easily sold to a top of £115 (273.8p) from Little Swinburne.  Well fleshed Mule lambs sold to £103.50 from Quarry House.

Texel x – £115 Little Swinburne, £114 Woodcroft, £111 Corneyside, £110 (x2) & £108 Nilston Rigg, £107 Little Swinburne (x2), Nunwick & Linacres, £105 Corneyside (x2) & Nilston Rigg, £104 High Eshells, Broomfield & Woodcroft, £103 Little Swinburne, Comb Hills, Thockrington & Old Town, £102.50 Corneyside & Nilston Rigg, £102 Hedley Park, Nunwick, Great Bavington & East Uppertown, £101.50 High Eshells & West Shields, £101 Thockrington, Burntongues, Old Town & Great Bavington, £100.50 Slaterfield Fell, £100 High Eshells, Errington (x2), Corneyside, Moss Barns, Hedley Park, Thockrington, West Shields (x2), Linacres & Palm Strothers, £99.50 Low Eshells, Moss Barns, Tenter House (x3) & Palm Strothers, £99 Lilswood, Willimoteswick, Errington & East Matfen, £98.50 Slaterfield Fell, East Matfen, Hedley Park, Nunwick, East Newham & West Shields, £98 Slaterfield Fell, Errington, Woodcroft, Old Town, Milbourne High House, Nilston Rigg & Linacres, £97.50 Lilswood, Low Ardley, Errington, Thockrington, Crescent Farm & Aydonshields

 

273.8p Little Swinburne, 267.5p Nunwick, 261p Little Swinburne, 258.1p & 256.3p Corneyside, 255.1p Palm Strothers, 254.8p Little Swinburne, 253.3p Woodcroft, 250p Corneyside, 247.6p Broomfield, 247.5p Lilswood, 245.2p Little Swinburne, 243.6p Burntongues, 243.2p Linacres, 242.9p Nunwick, 240p Nilston Rigg, 238.5p Burntongues, 237.2p East Uppertown, 236.9p Tenter House, 236.4p High Eshells, 233.3p Corneyside, 232.5p Comb Hills & East Newham, 228.9p Comb Hills, 228.6p Little Swinburne, 227.3p Errington, 226.2p Little Swinburne & Warksfield Head, 226.1p Moss Barns, 223.8p Low Ardley, 220.5p Riding Farm & Blackhill, 220p Low Eshells, 219.5p Grange Farm, 219.3p Low Ardley, 218.6p East Uppertown, 218.2p Errington & Burntongues, 218p Burntongues & High Yarridge, 217.5p East Newham, 217.1p Linacres, 216.7p Beaumont House, 216.3p & 215.9p Tenter House, 215.6p Nunwick & East Matfen, 215.1p Milbourne High House, Nunwick & Little Swinburne, 215p Blackhill, 214.8p Nunwick & Milbourne High House, 214.6p Tenter House, 214.3p Nunwick, 214p Hedley Park

Dutch Texel x – £109, £104, £101 & £99.50 Willimoteswick

253.7p, 242.2p, 231.4p & 210.4p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £110 Great Bavington, £108 Old Town, £103 & £102.50 Thockrington, £100.50 Great Bavington, £100 Grange Farm, Baal Hill, Thockrington, Old Town, Great Bavington & Nilston Rigg, £99.50 Great Bavington, £99 St Oswalds & Thockrington, £98 Baal Hill, £97 & £96.50 Thockrington, £96 Lunns House, £94.50 Great Bavington, £93.50 Broomfield & Fairley, £91.50 Grange Farm, £90.50 Fairley

213.8p Sillywrea, 212.8p Grange Farm, 212.2p & 208.7p Lunns House, 207.3p Fairley, 207.1p Lunns House, 205.7p Fairley, 202.1p Thockrington, 201.1p Great Bavington, 201p Thockrington, 200p Baal Hill, 199p Great Bavington, 198.9p & 197.7p Fairley, 197.1p Great Bavington, 194.8p Broomfield, 192.3p Nilston Rigg & Thockrington, 190.4p Thockrington

Beltex x – £103, £98 & £97.50 St Oswalds

251.3p, 251.2p & 237.8p St Oswalds

Charollais x – £97.50 & 199p Fairley

Leicester x - £100 & £96 Woodcroft

204.3p Woodcroft

Kerry Hill x - £91 & 211.6p Willimoteswick

Cheviot x- £80.50 & 196.3p Sillywrea

Cheviot Mule - £84 & 210p Riding Farm

Mule – £103.50, £100.50 & £98.50 Quarry House, £96.50 Nilston Rigg, £94.50 Nilston Rigg, Allenshields & Warksfield Head, £92.50 Quarry House, £88.50 Baal Hill, £83.50 South Colwell

205.6p Quarry House, 205.4p & 205.3p Nilston Rigg, 201.1p Allenshields & Warksfield Head, 201p Quarry House, 196.7p Baal Hill, 195.3p Quarry House, 194.2p South Colwell, 194.1p Baal Hill

Blackface -£95 (x2) Sewingshields, £87 Warksfield Head

197.7p Warksfield Head, 179.3p & 169.6p Sewingshields

Herdwick x - £89 & 197.8p Comb Hills

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £80 Grange Farm & Crescent Farm

Charollais x - £70 Grange Farm

Mule – £70 Crescent Farm

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 13th November 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly sale of store cattle which included the second special ‘Bellingham’ sale of spring born suckled calves. 

A smaller entry of store cattle sold to similar rates as seen previously although the best end of quality sorts are becoming scarce. Heifers peaked at £1380 for a strong and shapely Limousin cross from Alan Ogle, Comb Hill, Slaley with another at £1350 selling for Messrs Dodds, High House, Milbourne. 

Forward steers topped at £1295 for a hefty type; a big Limousin cross steer at 24 months from John Urwin, Dovecote, Morpeth whilst Alan Ogle completed a super days trading with his best bullock selling to £1290.

Entries of store cattle are invited for next weeks’ sale which will include the monthly special sale for native breeds.

Leading store cattle prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1295 & £1260 (x2) Dovecote, £1225 Greencarts, £1220, £1200 & £1180 Dovecote, £1105 Tosson Glebe, £1100 Dovecote, £1055 Greencarts, £1000 Tosson Glebe, £940 High Warden

Angus x steers – £1100 Tosson Glebe

Simmental x steers – £1270 Greencarts

Limousin x heifers - £1175 Westburnhope, £1055 South Kirkheaton

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1290 Comb Hills, £1250, £1200 & £1180 Lunns House, £1060 Thornton Tower, £1050 Lunns House, £1040 South Kirkheaton, £1000 Thornton Tower

Charolais x steers – £1175 Edlingham Newtown, £1170 Hartburn Grange, £1155 & £1055 Edlingham Newtown, £1015 Hedley West

Angus x steers – £1245 & £1020 Rosebrough, £980 Intake

Simmental x steers – £1260 & £1150 Chesterwood

Beef Shorthorn x steers – £990 High Warden

Limousin x heifers - £1380 Comb Hills, £1350 Milbourne High House, £1255 Comb Hills, £1220 South Kirkheaton & Milbourne High House, £1180 Milbourne High House, £1120, £1105, £1090, £1040 (x2) & £1020 (x2) Westburnhope, £995 Kirkley March, £990 South Kirkheaton, £980 Kirkley March, £960 High Warden, £950 South Kirkheaton, £940 Kirkley March, £935 High Warden, Kirkley March & Thornton Tower, £930 Kirkley March & Thornton Tower, £915 Thornton Tower, £895 Kirkley March

Charolais x heifers – £1010 Hartburn Grange, £995 Tosson Glebe, £950 Hartburn Grange

Angus x heifers – £1080 Grasslees, £1040 Rosebrough, £1030 Hedley West, £930 Rosebrough

Simmental x heifers – £1025 & £1000 Bavington Hill Head

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1220 Comb Hills, £1125 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1050 Thornton Tower, £1000 Thornton Tower & Barrasford Green, £980 High Warden, £975 & £940 Thornton Tower, £920 Barrasford Green (x2), £905 Thornton Tower, £900 Thornton Tower (x2) & Barrasford Green

Charolais x steers – £1100 & £1035 Edlingham Newtown, £1020 Hartburn Grange

Angus x steers – £1000 Partridge Nest, £980 Rosebrough, £950 Partridge Nest, £900 Acton

Limousin x heifers - £1000 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £965 The Tofts, £960 Thornton Tower & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £950 The Tofts, £940 & £900 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £895 Thornton Tower

Charolais heifers – £1030 Rosebrough

Angus x heifers – £930 & £850 Partridge Nest

Cattle 10 months and under

A good catalogue of over 450 spring born suckled calves were presented for the second Bellingham sale and the best of these sold to the same levels seen in October however with many sheds now filled and the quality largely exhausted lesser types were harder to place.

Steers sold to £1160 twice, the first a Limmy cross steer from Dennis and Stuart Charlton, Whiteside with another selling to the same money from Roly Carr, Little Bavington.  Messrs Charlton also topped the heifer classes at £1135 for a similarly well-bred sister to the sale topping bullock.  A super run of well-farmed calves were brought forward by The Watson family, Baal Hill, Weardale and these sold to a steady trade throughout. Steers peaked at £970 and heifers topped at £850 to average £873 for thirteen and nine sold respectively.

Leading suckled calf prices;

Limousin x steers – £1160 Whiteside Haltwhistle & Little Bavington, £1095 & £1075 Halton Red House, £1070 Little Bavington, £970 & £950 Baal Hill, £940 Little Bavington & Crowhall, £930 Chesters, Halton Red House & Beamwham, £920 Nilston Rigg, Halton Red House & West Wharmley, £915 Baal Hill, £910 Nilston Rigg & Baal Hill (x2), £900 Willimoteswick (x2), Dyke Nook & Baal Hill (x2), £890 Beamwham, £880 Willimoteswick (x2), £870 & £860 Nilston Rigg, £850 Willimoteswick, Dyke Nook, Baal Hill (x2) & Beamwham, £845 Chesters, £840 Hole Farm & Pitland Hills, £835 Chesters & Burnbank, £830 Dyke Nook & Pitland Hills, £820 West Wharmley (x2), £810 Nilston Rigg (x2) & Greenchesters, £800 Hole Farm, Pitland Hills, Harlow Bower & Low House

Charolais x steers – £890 West Wharmley, £870 Shilmoor (JC), £840 Cooper House, £800 & £770 Cooper House

Angus x steers – £880 Acton, £840 Birtleyshield, £810 Low Eals, £800 (x3) Lee Hall, £790 Birtleyshield, £770 Acton, £765 Lee Hall, £760 Acton & Braidley, £755 Five Oaks, £750 Lee Hall & Pottsdurtrees

Hereford x steers – £690, £660 & £650 Needless Hall, £645 Three Farms

Limousin x heifers - £1135 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £895 Beamwham (RD), £880 Willimoteswick, £850 Little Bavington, Baal Hill & Pitland Hills, £845 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £840 Willimoteswick & Harlow Bower, £830 Halton Red House, £820 Willimoteswick & Nilston Rigg, £810 Baal Hill & Harlow Bower, £805 Dyke Nook, £800 Nilston Rigg & Baal Hill, £790 Nilston Rigg & Harlow Bower, £780 Nilston Rigg, £765 Lee Hall, £760 Nilston Rigg, West Wharmley & Pitland Hills (x2), £755 Monkseaton, £750 Dyke Nook (x2), £745 Pitland Hills & The Boat, £740 Hole Farm

Charolais x heifers – £810 Baal Hill, £750 West Wharmley (x2), £730 Cooper House

Angus x heifers – £800, £750 & £740 Lee Hall, £650 Crowhall

Beef Shorthorn x heifers – £620 Looking Flatt

Hereford x heifers - £640 Needless Hall

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A large but mixed show of cast ewes met a ring full of buyers.

All types continue to sell well with all classes easily handled.

Topping the sale at £120 was a trio of Texel ewes from M/s RR Reay & Sons, West Moorhouses.

Mules topped at £89 for a big ewe from Mr JW Watson, South Clarewood.

Blackfaces sold to £71 from M/s A Murray & Son, Stell Green.

Hexham can handle all breeds and classes and more continue to be wanted.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £116 Great Tosson

Texel x – £120 West Moorhouses, £109 West Moorhouses & Hawksteel, £108 West Rackwood & West Grange, £102 Great Tosson, £100 Stone Hall, £94 South Clarewood, £92 Watch Hill & West Moorhouses, £90 Camphill & Broomhall, £88 Townshields & Grange Farm, £87 Watch Hill, £86 Normans Riding & South Clarewood, £85 Whittingham Grange & Hedley Park

Suffolk - £106 Sillywrea

Suffolk x – £108 West Rackwood, £103 East White Hill, £99 Rare Dean, £98 West Grange, £94 Whittingham Grange, £92 Broomhall, £88 Milbourne Town Farm & Temon Farm, £87 South Clarewood

Beltex - £86 High Warden, £84 Great Tosson

Charollais x - £119 & £92 Great Tosson

Bleu D’Maine x - £110 Sillywrea

Leicester - £113 Glebe Farm, £90 Errington Red House, £88 Glebe Farm,

Cheviot x– £84 Sillywrea, £72 Falstone Farm, £70 High Yarridge

Mule – £89 South Clarewood, £87 Rare Dean, £84 East White Hill & Whittingham Grange, £83 Errington Red House, £82 West Moorhouses, £81 Watch Hill, £79 Normans Riding, £78 West Rackwood, East White Hill & Low Brunton, £77 Rare Dean

Blackface – £71 Stell Green, £70 Greenleas, £69 Quickening Cote, £65 Felton Demesne, £63 The Steel, £61 Greyside & Felton Demesne, £60 Carrick, Townshields, Gairshield, Stell Green & Pundershaw

Swaledale – £60 Harwood Shield, £59 Broadgates, £56 Colwell Hill, £54.50 & £54 Harwood Shield, £53 Colwell Hill

Jacob – £56 Esh Hall Cottage

Herdwick - £42 Gairshield

Breeding Lambs

Bleu D’Maine - £73 The Sneep

Mule - £91 & £82 The Stobbs, £76 Newshield, £72 Ottercops, £70 Acton

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 3561 store sheep.  A reduced entry on the week with a fair amount of tail end lambs coming forward now.  The trade for those longer keep lambs was on fire and in huge demand,

The medium and short keep lambs also in demand again and would sell consistently between £85-£90

The very smart continental lambs met a good trade with Dutch Texel’s from Mr B Storey, Woodhead selling to £134.  Beltex lambs from The Beveridge Family sold to £128

Suffolk lambs sold like hot cakes and extremely easily cashed with a fantastic pen of 42 from M/s D&NH Martell, Black Hedley realizing £89

A poorer show of Blackface lambs this week but this didn’t affect trade and the average for this section is up on the week and sold very well, more could have easily sold.

More lambs of all classes needed and could have been easily sold here at Hexham.

Please don’t hesitate to call our Auctioneers with entries and enquiries.

Drew 07854361967

Jack 07739440457

Texel - £104 & £102 Edlingham Newtown

Texel x –£116 Low West House, £108 Horton Low House & West Kirkheaton, £100 Low West House, £97 & £96.50 Folly House, £95 Low West House, £90.50 Bavington Hill Head, £90 Horton Low House, Settlingstones, Grange House & Chattlehope, £89.50 & £89 Folly House £88.50 West Kirkheaton, £88 Settlingstones & West Kirkheaton, £87.50 Demesne (x2), £87 Westhouses, Normans Riding & Grange House (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £134, £126, £120, £118, £116 (x2), £110 & £100 Woodhead

Suffolk x – £89 Black Hedley, £88 Armond Carr, £87.50 & £86 West Kirkheaton, £84 Nackshivan & Ashleigh, £83.50 Duddo Hill, £83 Piatroon & South Clarewood, £82.50 South Clarewood, £82 Armond Carr

Beltex - £96 Watch Hill

Beltex x – £128 Low West House,£108 & £100 Dotland Park, £97 Westhouses & Low West House, £96 Dotland Park & Low West House, £95 Davison Avenue & High Hall, £90 Davison Avenue, High Hall (x2), Bavington Hill Head & Sandylands,

Leicester - £73 North Cocklake

Cheviot x - £80 & £76 Gairshield, £68.50 Featherwood

Mule – £88 (x2), £83 (x2) & £82.50 Farneyshield, £79.50 Harwood Shield, £77 Errington Red House, £76 & £75 (x2) Harwood Shield, £74 High Studdon, £73 Townfoot

Blackface – £72.50 Flotterton, £68 Pundershaw, £66 Grasslees & Pundershaw, £65 Whiteside Birtley, £64 The Brigg, £63.50 Rookland,

Swaledale - £64.50 The Brigg, £64 Wolf Hills, £61 The Brigg, £57 Wolf Hills

Crossbred – £90 Bavington Hill Head, £85 Bavington Hill Head (x2), £80 Catreen

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 10th November 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Another cracking show of well fed, butchers heifers this week which sold to 250.5p/kg for a tremendous Limousin x heifer from Longhorsley based finishers, Chris and Andrew Johnson of M/s H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene.

Limousin Heifers – £1442.65, £1427.85 & £1276.54 Paxton Dene, £1255.50 & £1210.13 Lowes Fell, £1198.93 Paxton Dene

250.5p, 239.5p & 236.5p Paxton Dene, 232.5p & 230.5p Lowes Fell, 227.5p Paxton Dene

Cast Cows & OTM

A much larger entry of cast cattle this week (60) but a very lean and poorer show on offer.  Saying that, the leaner cows looked a good trade compared to the better fleshed cows.

M/s JS Gibson & Son, Thornton Tower sold pure Limousin cows to 162.5p/kg.  Highest grossing cow came from the Thrunton Pedigree Charolais herd of Mr JHC Campbell, Thrunton, Whittingham which realised an impressive £1336.65

Limousin – £1248.33 & £1121.85 West Grange, £1066.67 Colwell Demesne, £957.98 Lowes Fell

162.5p Thornton Tower, 149.5p & 138.5p West Grange, 133.5p Colwell Demesne, 132.5p Lowes Fell

Charolais – £1336.65 & £1245.75 Thrunton

142.5p & 137.5p Thrunton

Angus -1107.20 & 898.88 Holystone, £873.63 Lowes Fell, £852.81 Shotleyfield, £837.64 Holystone, £836 & £826.07 The Tofts, £819.53 Holystone

120.5p Lowes Fell, 116.5p Holystone, 116.5p Flotterton, 112.5p & 111.5p (x2) Holystone

British Blue – £913.14 Greyside, £880.72 Little Swinburne, £820.61 Thornley Hall Farm, £790.13 South Kirkheaton, £707.11 Redburn, £700.30 Longshaws

133.5p Greyside, 122.5p & 120.5p South Kirkheaton, 119.5p Little Swinburne, 113.5p Redburn & Longshaws

Blonde - £895.05 & 127.5p Colwell Demesne

Simmental - £865.24 South Kirkheaton, £803.88 & £803.70 Bavington Hill Head, £705.32 Church Farm

117.5p & 115.5p Bavington Hill Head, 114.5p Church Farm, 111.5p South Kirkheaton

Beef Shorthorn - £789.96 & 113.5p Blueburn

Luing - £811.73, £758.84, £733.43 & £727.65 Blueburn

118.5p & 115.5p (x3) Blueburn

Longhorn - £616.98 & 92.5p Butterknowes

Holstein - £1006.95 & 122.5p Redburn

Highland - £646.72 & £586.67 Holystone

105.5p & 101.5p Holystone

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Another big show of lambs this week and the entry again included a good proportion of heavy lambs which, in line with the rest of the country, proved harder to cash.

Handy weights and best sorts still good to sell with the overall average for 1848 sold just short of £90

Texel x – £103 Blackburn, £102 Quarry House (x2), £100 Low Eshells, Low West House (2 & Quarry House (x2), £99 Corneyside, £98.50 & £98 Quarry House, £97.50 West Moorhouses, £97 Corneyside & Little Swinburne (x2), £96.50 High Eshells & Low West House, £96 Little Swinburne, £95 High Town, £94.50 Thockrington, £94 Corneyside (x2), Little Swinburne, St Oswalds, East Uppertown, Low West House, Aydonshields, The Hope, Old Town, Nunwick (x2), Low Staples & Flotterton, £93.50 Little Swinburne, Hightown, High Alderheads (x2), High Baulk & Nunwick (x2), £93 Corneyside, High Eshells, Low Eshells (x2), Aydonshields, The Hope, Quarry House, Milbourne Town Farm & Low Staples, £92.50 St Oswalds, Whitchester, Old Town, Milbourne Town Farm & Nunwick, £92 Dukesfield Hall (x2), High Eshells, East Uppertown, Low West House, Aydonshields, The Hope, Whitchester, Milbourne Town Farm, Low Staples & West Shields, £91.50 Low West House, Grange House, Blackburn, High Baulk, Nunwick, Low Staples, Camphill, Thornley Hall Farm & Great Bavington, £91 The Hope, Camphill & Baal Hill

250p Quarry House, 241.5p Corneyside, 237.8p West Moorhouses, 236.6p & 234.2p Little Swinburne, 232.6p Low West House (x2), 231p Little Swinburne, 230.8p High Baulk, 229.3p The Hope, 229p Dukesfield Hall, 227.9p Quarry House, 226.8p The Hope, 223.9p Blackburn, 223.8p Nunwick, Aydonshields & Corneyside, 223.7p Errington Red House, 222.6p Little Swinburne, 221.4p Low Staples, 220.5p Highwood, 220.3p Bankfoot, 219.5p Quarry House, 218.6p & 218.3p Little Swinburne, 217.9p Blackburn, High Baulk & Nunwick, 217.1p & 215.9p Little Swinburne, 215.1p St Oswalds, 214.3p Highwood & St Oswalds, 214.1p Grange House, 213.1p Little Swinburne, 211.3p Bankfoot & Thornley Hall Farm, 211p East House, 210.7p Grange House, 210.3p Grange House, 209.3p The Hope, 209.1p East Uppertown, 208.9p St Oswalds, 208.8p Bankfoot & Errington Red House, 208.5p Partridge nest & Errington Red House

Dutch Texel x – £100 (x2), £97, £94, £93 & £92.50 (x2) Willimoteswick

255.3p, 227.3p, 225.6p, 208.9p & 200p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £96 Flotterton, £94 Old Town (x2), Thockrington & Great Bavington, £93.50 Thockrington, £93 High Alderheads, £92.50 Whitchester, Great Bavington & Flotterton, £92 Old Town & Thockrington (x3), £91.50 Lunns House, Great Bavington & Baal Hill, £91 Thockrington, £90.50 & £90 Lunns House

201.2p Middle Heads, 195.7p Thockrington, 194.2p Lunns House, 191.7p Thockrington, 191.5p Lunns House, 190.6p Baal Hill, 189.8p High Alderheads, 189.4p Great Bavington, 187.2p Middle Heads, 187p Great Bavington, 185.1p Sillywrea

Beltex x – £109 West Moorhouses & The Hope (x2), £108 Nunwick, £106 West Moorhouses, £105 & £99 (x2) The Hope, £95 The Hope & Camphill, £94.50 High Baulk, £93.50 West Moorhouses, £90 East Uppertown

283.8p, 279.4p & 272.5p The Hope, 265.9p West Moorhouses & The Hope, 265p West Moorhouses, 253.9p The Hope, 251.2p Nunwick, 243.6p Camphill, 235.7p The Hope, 225p East Uppertown, 224.3p & 212.5p West Moorhouses, 210p High Baulk

Charollais x – £87 Thornley Hall Farm & Flotterton, £85.50 Colepike

203.6p Colepike, 197.7p Thornley Hall Farm

Bleu D’Maine x - £89 & 187p Sillywrea

Cheviot x- £90.50 Sillywrea, £83 Highwood & Sillywrea

193p Sillywrea, 188.6p Highwood

Cheviot Mule - £89 Flotterton, £85.50 Bingfield Combe

192.9p Bingfield Combe, 181.6p Flotterton

Mule – £94 & £90.50 High Town, £910 Great Chesters & Hightown, £89 Flotterton, £88.50 High Town, £88 Camphill & Flotterton, £86 Great Chesters, £85 Stone Stile, £80.50 Errington Red House, £80 Stone Stile

191.3p Camphill, 190.2p Errington Red House, 187.5p Great Chesters, 187.2p Errington Red House, 187p Great Chesters, 184.9p North Cocklake, 179.1p Thornley Hall Farm, 178.6p Highwood, 178p Flotterton, 177.8p Stone Stile, 177p Hightown

Blackface -£84 & 182.6p Camphill

Swaledale - £64.50 & 165.4p Thornley Hall Farm

Store & Breeding Cattle & Sheep | Friday 6th November 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their first sale of the Bonfire month of November offered a sound catalogued entry of 481 head of store cattle and suckled calves.

A useful show sold to a similar level of trade as seen previously despite a smaller crowd at ringside with a number of buyers opting to take advantage of the window of good weather and conclude tillage operations at home.

The best end of forward sorts continue to sell at a premium and this week were topped by a fabulous black Limousin cross heifer from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House which was one that would easily fulfil one of two specific destiny’s – either that of a high end suckler herd replacement or as the produce offered over a bespoke butchers counter.  At 18 months of age the sleek black heifer displayed all the style and shape synonymous with the Red House herd and topped the sale at £1430. The three similar sorts sold by W R Patterson on the day averaged a noteworthy £1366.

Bullocks also sold well and these were dominated by the second run from local producer and merchant of high repute Geoff Hubbuck, Rising Sun, Hexham.  A cracking run of outstanding Limmy cross bullocks at 18 months topped at £1390 twice followed by two more separate lots at £1380.  The entire offering from Rising Sun were highly sought after from start to finish and levelled at £1306 for eighteen belting bullocks sold.

Although not a specific native breed sale a nice entry of Angus cattle were forward and the best of the trade was had by Cornsay breeder John Carpenter, Rare Dene. John sold well grown bullocks to £1290 and heifer sisters to £1270 averaging £1232 for six and two sold on the day.  A useful run of Angus cross heifers bred on the heather hills of the Otterburn Army ranges were brought forward by John Armstrong, Grasslees and these peaked at £1170 for an upstanding ¾ bred black lady with the pen of fourteen by a registered ‘Rawburn’ sire selling well to average £1070 throughout at 16-18 months.

A small offering of younger, spring born suckled calves were presented and topped at £1000 for a shapely Limousin cross steer calf from Andy Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle and a young Angus cross from Messrs Watson, Holywell Farms sold at £850. With the second ‘Bellingham’ sale taking place next week these sorts sold to encouraging average of £805 throughout.

Entries are invited for the special sale next week which will include a dedicated section for such spring born suckled calves as well as the usual classes of store cattle.  Entries should be made to our auctioneers over the weekend or to the main office on 01434 605444 by 10:30am on Monday.

Leading prices; 

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1150 Greencarts

South Devon x steers – £955 Coalburns

Angus x steers – £1040 Meldon Lane House

Limousin x heifers - £1230 Barrasford Green, £1080 Spittalshield, £1070 South Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1060 High Trewhitt, £1040 Little Harle, £965 Highfield

British Blue x heifers – £970 South Farm

Angus x heifers – £1180 Meldon Lane House

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1390 (x2) & £1380 (x2) Rising Sun, £1350 Blackburn, £1340 Berry Edge & Blackburn, £1330 & £1320 (x3) Rising Sun, £1315 Blackburn, £1310 & £1300 Rising Sun, £1290 Blackburn & Rising Sun, £1280 Rising Sun, £1270 Berry Edge (x2) & Rising Sun, £1250 Highwood, £1245 Shitlington Hall, £1240 Blackburn & Shitlington Hall, £1235 & £1230 Shitlington Hall, £1220 Berry Edge & Rising Sun, £1215 Cheviot, £1210 Shitlington Hall & Rising Sun, £1185 Highwood, £1170 Rising Sun, £1145 Highwood, £1135 High Trewhitt, £1120 Cheviot, £1110 Highwood & Shitlington Hall, £1100 Cheviot, High Trewhitt & South Farm, £1085 East White Hill, £1050 Little Harle, £1020 Little Harle & Grasslees, £1000 Highwood & High Trewhitt, £990 Little Harle, £980 Church Farm, £970 Ogle Dene, £960 Grasslees, £950 Little Harle, £940 Cheviot & Spittalshield, £920 Alndyke, £900 Ogle Dene

Charolais x steers – £1265 Rare Dean, £1250 & £1240 Edlingham Newtown, £1230 Rare Dean & Edlingham Newtown, £1215, £1205, £1190 (x2), £1175, £1160 (x2), £1150 & £1120 Edlingham Newtown, £1050 & £1000 (x2) High Trewhitt, £970 New Houses, £900 Ogle Dene

British Blue x steers – £1220 & £1030 Highwood

Angus x steers – £1290, £1270, £1260, £1210 & £1160 Rare Dean, £1140 Meldon Lane House, £1000 (x2) Church Farm, £990 & £980 Meldon Lane House, £970 Brass Castle, £945 Meldon Lane House, £940 Redshaw, £935 Ogle Dene

Simmental x steers - £1190 & £1180 Greencarts, £1160 Highwood

South Devon x steers – £980 & £960 Coalburns, £955 Brass Castle

Blonde x steers – £1350 Rising Sun

Limousin x heifers - £1430, £1370 & £1300 Halton Red House, £1290 Wingates South, £1265 Yatesfield (x4), £1235 Elrington Hall, £1230 Lunns House, £1200 Wingates South & Barrasford Green, £1145 Barrasford Green, £1130 Elrington Hall, £1090 Lunns House & South Farm, £1080 Lunns House & Grasslees, £1060 South Farm, £1050 Yatesfield & South Farm, £1040 Little Harle, £1030 Lunns House, £1010 Yatesfield, £1000 Yatesfield, Grasslees & Riding Hills (x3), £995 Low Staples & East Newham, £990 Little Harle, £980 South Farm & Elrington Hall, £975 East Newham, £970 Grasslees, £960 Barrasford Green

Charolais x heifers – £1370, £1355 & £1200 (x2) Whins Farm, £1080 High Trewhitt, £1060 South Farm, £1055 High Trewhitt, £1030 Whins Farm & Little Harle, £940 New Houses

British Blue x heifers – £905 Woodwell House

Angus x heifers – £1270 Rare Dean, £1170 Grasslees, £1145 Yatesfield, £1130 Rare Dean, £1110 (x2) & £1055 Grasslees, £1050 Yatesfield, £980 Grasslees, £935 Middle White Hill, £910 Redshaw & East Newham, £900 Barrasford Green, £890 Redshaw & Middle White Hill

Simmental x heifers – £1060 & £960 South Farm

Hereford x heifers – £890 & £830 East Fourstones

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1230 & £1160 Stotsfold, £1135 Rusheylaw, £1125 & £1100 Stotsfold, £1080 (x2) & £1065 East White Hill, £1060 Stotsfold, £1055 & £1045 East White Hill, £1040 Highwood & Spittalshield, £1030 Spittalshield & Stotsfold, £995 Spittalshield, £920 Low Staples, £875 The Tofts

Charolais x steers – £980 & £900 Harnham Hall

British Blue x steers – £1200, £1130, £1075 & £1050 Rusheylaw

Angus x steers – £1040 Church Farm, £985 & £870 Harnham Hall

Limousin x heifers - £1080 & £1020 Little Harle, £1010 Little Harle & East White Hill, £990 Little Harle, £950 East White Hill, £940 East Newham & Elrington Hall, £920 & £905 East White Hill, £870 Little Harle

Charolais x heifers – £840 Highfield

British Blue x heifers – £1145 & £990 Rusheylaw

Angus x heifers – £910 East Newham, £860 Middle White Hill, £855 Highfield

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1000 & £870 East Unthank, £855 East Unthank & Nilston Rigg, £850 East Unthank, £845 Nilston Rigg, £835 East Unthank, £810 Spittalshield

Angus x steers – £850 Church Farm

Limousin x heifers - £760 Spittalshield

Breeding Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their Annual Prize Show and Sale of Native Beef Breeding Cattle which was kindly sponsored by Tynedale Insurance.

Prior to the sale the show was judged by John Armstrong, Grasslees, Elsdon and he made his awards as follows –

Prize Show

Native Heifer or Cow with calf at foot

First Prize               M/s Foley Bros., Mirlaw House

Native In Calf Heifer or Cow

First Prize              RJ Dyson, Puncherton

A small but select entry sold on a steady trade to a limited ringside of buyers peaking at £2400 for the first prize outfit selling to Clive Nixon, Stotsfold.

The six year old in calf cow from M/s Dyson sold for £1200 to Andrew Davison, Alndyke.

Leading prices –

Heifers with Calves at Foot

Limousin - £2200 West Wharmley, £2050 Tosson Glebe, £1850 Mirlaw House

Angus - £2400 Mirlaw House

British Blue - £2200 Mirlaw House

Charolais - £1460 Moorgair

Cows with Calves at Foot

Angus - £2300 Mirlaw House

In Calf Cows

Luing - £1200 Puncherton

Bulling Heifers

Beef Shorthorn -£1150 Cottonshope

Breeding Sheep

Rams

Texel (Shlg) - £220 Flotterton Cottage, £200 North Sharperton, £180 North Sharperton (x2) & Dotland Park, £160 West Cocklaw & Paxton Dene

Texel (2 shr) - £400 Lough Green

Texel (Aged) - £160 & £120 Normans Riding

Bluefaced Leicester (Shlg) - £260 Hackford, £250 Quarry House, £160 West Cocklaw

Bluefaced Leicester (2 shr) - £200 Hackford

Beltex (3 shr) - £400 Linacres

Charollais (Shlg) - £220 North Sharperton

NC Cheviot (Shlg) - £500 Flotterton

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of cast ewes met strong demand with all classes again dearer.

Topping the sale at £162 was a pair of Texel Ewes from C&C Farming, Flotterton Cottage.

M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley topped at £136 for six Texel ewes with their run of 44 (including Mules) averaging £112.02

Mules topped at £89 for a tremendous pen of 36 from M/s E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill.

Blackface tups topped at £88 from Brieredge Farm with ewes topping at £71 from M/s J Herdman & Son, Whitechapel.

More wanted urgently to meet demand.  Contact Jack 07739440457

Texel - £162 Flotterton Cottage, £136 & £128 Low Ardley, £120 Burmoor, £110 Agars Hill

Texel x –£124 Holling Hill, £122 Ewesley, £120 Low Ardley & West Houses, £114 East Knitsley, Low Ardley & High House (x2), £113

 Low Ardley, £112 Haining Head, Comb Hills & High Town, £109 Grange House, £106 Cooper House, £105 (x2) Ewesley, £104 West Wharmley, Grange House, High Town & East Haydon, £103 Low Eshells, £102 Fell Lane, & Humber Hill (x2), £100 Milbourne Town Farm, £98 Grange House, North Cocklake & Flotterton Cottage, £97 Burmoor & Comb Hills, £96 Wingates South, Grange House & Milbourne High House (x2), £95 Whitechapel & East Uppertown, £94 Halton Red House & Half Acres, £93 Burmoor, £92 Fell Lane, Grange House & Hareshaw Allotment, £91 Haining Head & Wallish Walls

Suffolk –£110 Sillywrea

Suffolk x –£112 Whitechapel, £106 Fell Lane & West Wharmley, £100 East Knitsley, West Wharmley & Grange House, £99 Low Eshells, £95 Whitechapel, £90 Hareshaw Allotment, £88 (x2) Grange House

Bleu D’Maine - £106 Lough Green

Leicester - £86 Lowes Fell

Zwartbles - £94 Comb Hills

Cheviot x – £104 Brinkburnhope, £90 Sillywrea

Mule – £89 Holling Hill, £88 West Biggens & Red House, £87 Wingates South, Grange House & Low Ardley, £86 East Knitsley, £85 Ochrelands, £84 West Wharmley, £83 High Town, £82 Ewesley, Lowes Fell & East Wharmley, £81 Barsalloch, £80 Hepple Whitefield, High Town, Hareshaw Allotment & Red House, £78 Brinkburnhope, £77 Black Hedley & Wingates South, £76 Bingfield East Quarter & Grange House

Blackface – £88 Brieredge (Tups) £77 Whitechapel, £76 Grasslees, £72 Ridley Stokoe, £70 Carry House (x2), £69 Holling Hill, £67 Ewesley, £66 Lowes Fell, £65 Wingates South

Swaledale – £70 Agars Hill, £57 Wolf Hills, £56 High Town, £55 Coldshield, £54 West Biggens, £52 Lambshield, £51 Gleedlee

Jacob - £55 Comb Hills

Crossbred –£100 Sillywrea

Store Lambs

Hexham Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 5634 Store Lambs which incorporated the November Show and Sale.  Many thanks must go to Mr Chris Addison, Greystone House, Penrith who did a marvelous job of judging.  Thanks must also go to Tynedale Insurance for their generous sponsorship of the prize show.

Mr Addison chose the Blackface class winners from Mr GD Herdman, Edlingham Demesne as his Overall Champions and followed up his decision and bought the champions for £83.50

Reserve Championship went to the Other Continental class winners, a fantastic pen of 20 Dutch Texel x lambs from the Browell family, Quarry House which went on to realise £127.00 a further pen from the same home made a staggering £144.00.

Second prize in this section went to M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope with a fantastic bare pen of Beltex x lambs that went on to sell for £142.  The Robson’s tremendous run of Beltex lambs went on to average an unbelievable £140.50

On the whole lambs would be slightly dearer, staggering!

A lot more, longer keep lambs coming forward and still easily cashed with the majority of the better lambs exceeding the £82 mark.

With it being show week, a lot more hill lambs forward this week with plenty of Blackface lambs selling between, £60-£67

Cheviot lambs in real demand and extremely easily cashed selling to £78 on three occasions from M/s J Walton & Son, Rock, Alnwick, M/s A&CL Bell, Woodhall and M/s DA&MA Teasdale, Grindon Hill.

Swaledale lambs an absolute joy to sell!  Swale lambs hitting the dizzy heights of £69.50 for a pen of 30 from M/s K&SM Johnson, Wolf Hills.

With this lift in trade, and the amount of potential purchasers ringside here at Hexham, more lambs are needed to fulfill demand.

Please contact our Auctioneers, Drew 07854361967 or Jack 07739440457 to discuss entering lambs. Or please call the office with entries for cataloguing before 11am Monday on 01434 605444

Prize Show

20 or more Cheviot Store Lambs

First Prize               Rock

Second Prize         Grindon Hill

20 or more Blackface Store Lambs

First Prize               Edlingham Demesne

Second Prize         Rookland

20 or more Swaledale Store Lambs

First Prize               Westburnhope

Second Prize         Bulls Hill

20 or more Mule Store Lambs

First Prize               Edlingham Newtown

Second Prize         Ouston

20 or more Texel Store Lambs

First Prize               Rock

Second Prize         Homilton

20 or more Other Continental Store Lambs

First Prize               Quarry House

Second Prize         Middle Horsleyhope

20 or more Native Lowland Store Lambs

First Prize               The Peels

Second Prize         Middle White Hill

Champion Pen – GD Herdman, Edlingham Demesne - Blackface

Reserve Champion Pen – J Browell & Sons, Quarry House – Dutch Texel

Texel - £83.50 Butterknowes

Texel x – £107 West Cocklaw, £100 Burmoor & Springwell Cottage, £98.50 East Wharmley, £98 Butterknowes, £97 Ridley Stokoe, £96 Fell Lane, £94.50 Rugley Walls, £93 West Cocklaw (x2), £92 West Cocklaw & East Wharmley, £91.50 West Cocklaw, Fell Lane, Barracks Farm & Durhamfield91 Kingside & Ridley Stokoe, £90 West Cocklaw (x2) & Halton Red House

Dutch Texel x - £144, £131, £127, £126 & £124 Quarry House, £110 & £107 Agars Hill, £106 North Cocklake, £102 Quarry House, £100 West Mill Hills, £97 Willimoteswick & Agars Hill, £96.50 West Mill Hills

Suffolk x – £87.50 Cooper House, £86.50 High Learchild, £86 Duddo Hill, Yetlington Lane & Causey Burn, £85.50 Rugley Walls, £85 High Learchild, £84Grange House, Middle White Hill, Rugley Walls & Halton Red House, £83 Laburnum Cottage, £80 West House

Beltex x - £142, £140, £132 & £131 Middle Horsleyhope, £124, £104 & £90.50Great Tosson

Cheviot x - £78 Woodhall & Grindon Hill, £77.50 Grindon Hill, £77 Temperley Grange & Kingside, £74 Temperley Grange

NC Cheviot - £78 & £77.50 Rock

Mule – £87 Burnbank, £85 Whiskershiel, £84.50 Ouston, £83 Whitechapel, £79.50 Edlingham Newtown, £79 Whitechapel, £78.50 Broomhope, £78 North Snods, £75 Newbiggin & Rock

Blackface – £83.50 Edlingham Demesne, £81 Burnbank, £73 Broomhope & Rookland, £71 Gairshield, £70 Broomhope, £69 Whiskershiel, £66.50 The Brigg, £65 Edlingham Demesne, £64.50 Burnbank, £64 Edge House, £63 Greenleas & Rookland, £61 Hepple Whitefield, £60 Holling Hill & Featherwood

Swaledale - £69.50 Wolf Hills, £63.50 Woodhall, £62.50 Bulls Hill, £59 Hill Top, £54.50 Westburnhope

Jacob - £66 East Highridge, £59 Catless

Herdwick - £52 (x2) Hill Top

Crossbred - £77 Edge House, £59 Oakfield House

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 4th November 2020

Scots Gap Mart sold 566 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale.  An increased entry on the week met a sharper trade, in many cases 20-30ppk dearer with a good show of lambs from occasional consignors.  Trade peaked at £113/269.1ppk for super shapely ¾ Texel lambs from M/s Allgood, Nunwick, Simonburn purchased for M/s Vivers, Annan by Jamie Curle.  Prime lambs averaged 208.5/£96.38 for 46.2kg and more could easily have been sold.

Prime Lambs

Texel x - £113 & £111 Nunwick, £109 Chesters & High Baulk, £108.50 Wall Fell, £105 Nunwick & Mill View, £104 Chesters, £103 Holling Hill, Chesters & West Grange, £102.50 Mill View, £100 Holling Hill, Milbourne Town Farm, Fell Lane & Thornton Tower

269.1p Nunwick, 258.3p Wall Fell, 258.1p Nunwick, 253.5p Chesters & High Baulk, 250p Thornton Tower, 244.2p Nunwick, 243.9p Fell Lane, 238.8p & 236.3p Thornton Tower, 232.1p Matfen High House, 227.5p Wall Fell, 227.3p Milbourne Town Farm, 212.5p Cornhills, 211.1p Chesters, 209.3p Wall Fell

Suffolk x - £99 Holling Hill, £93 West Grange, £91 Forrestburngate, £90 Black Callerton

202.2p West Grange, 200p Black Callerton, 189.6p Forestburngate, 183.3p Holling Hill

Charollais x –£92.50 (x2 & 210.2p (x2) Tosson Tower

Mule - £96 West Grange, £90 Holling Hill, £86 Townfoot, £80 Black Callerton

200p West Grange, 191.1p Townfoot, 181.8p Black Callerton, 169.8p Holling Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x Ewes - £80 & £79 West Grange, £65 High Baulk

Mule Ewes - £68 (x2) Coldwell, £65 & £63 South Colwell

Blackface Ewes - £63 Coldwell

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Another nice show of clean cattle this week with some very well fleshed heifers from renowned mid Northumberland cattle finisher, Ian Hamilton, Claywalls, selling to 251.5p/kg for a Limousin x heifer.

M/s TL Forster & Son, Lowes Fell sold Limousin x steers to £1424.50

Limousin Steers - £1424.50 & 203.5p Lowes Fell

Limousin Heifers – £1453.67, £1335.52 & £1290.96 Claywalls, £1290.38 Lowes Fell, £1264.56 Claywalls, £1246 Lowes Fell, £1208.93 Claywalls

251.5p, 245.5p, 244.5p & 239.5p Claywalls, 232.5p & 222.5p Lowes Fell

Young Bull

One young Angus bull, 24 months of age selling to 159.5p/kg from Mr Ian Scott, Catcherside.

Angus - £1228.15 & 159.5p Catcherside

Cast Cows & OTM

Cows slightly easier due to mainstream processors putting the squeeze on and severely reducing their rates.  Cows still sold to a high of £1363.774 from Mr JW Smith-Jackson, Hightown for a British Blue x cow.  The better end of cows still cashed between 135p-150p/kg

Limousin – £1220.19 Brownsleazes, £1170.59 High Town, £1001.70 Brownsleazes, £976.86 Nunwick

149.5p High Town, 138.5p & 132.5p Brownsleazes, 126.5p Halton Red House, 125.5p Ouston

Limousin Bull - £1055.93 & 97.5p Colwell Demesne

Angus -£911.30 Blackcarts, £901.55 & £816.39 Bankfoot, £812.95 Lynnshield, £761.91 Bankfoot

123.5p & 116.5p Bankfoot, 115.5p Blackcarts, 114.5p Bankfoot & Lynnshield

British Blue – £1363.74 High Town, £810.81 Greyside

155.5p High Town, 115.5p Greyside

Charolais - £1214.01 & 143.5p Townfoot

Simmental - £971.55 & 127.5p Thornley Hall Farm

Stabiliser - £883.03, £878.99 & £840.13 Nunwick

123.5p, 117.5p & 109.5p Nunwick

Luing - £945 & £837.48 Blackcarts

120.5p & 112.5p Blackcarts

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A bigger (1770) and more mixed show of lambs forward this week and all classes dearer and easily sold to an sqq average of 218p.

Top price £117 Little Swinburne and 275p Camp Hill.

Texel x – £117 Little Swinburne, £110 Watch Currock & Camphill, £108 Lilswood & East Uppertown, £107.50 Dukesfield Hall, £106 Little Swinburne (x2), Woodcroft & Nilston Rigg, £105 Woodcroft & Thornley Hall Farm, £104.50 Little Swinburne & Palm Strothers, £104 High Eshells, The Hope, Nilston Rigg (x2), East Matfen & Old Town, £103.50 Dukesfield Hall, £103 High Eshells, Little Swinburne, South Hallington & Old Town, £102.50 Old Town, £102 Dukesfield Hall, Great Chesters, South Hallington, West Shields & Old Town, £101.50 Dukesfield Hall & The Hope, £101 Comb Hills, South Hallington, Nilston Rigg & East Matfen, £100.50 Great Chesters, £100 Bankfoot (x2), Halton Red House, Great Chesters & Milbourne High House (x2), £99.50 East Uppertown & Milbourne High House, £99 High Eshells, The Hope, Little Swinburne (x2), Low Ardley, Fell Lane, Aydonshields, Baal Hill, Nilston Rigg & West Shields, £98.50 Bankfoot, Fell Lane (x2), Aydonshields & Milbourne High House, £98 Lilswood, East Uppertown, The Hope, Barker House, Thornley Hall Farm, Hetherington & West Shields

275p Camphill, 272.1p Little Swinburne, 261.9p Watch Currock, 254.9p Palm Strothers, 253.7p The Hope, 251.2p East Uppertown, 247.6p East Matfen & High Eshells, 246.5p (x2) & 243p Little Swinburne, 240p & 235.7p The Hope, 234.5p Fell Lane, 228.4p Moss Barns, 226.8p Woodcroft, 226.1p East Uppertown & Nilston Rigg, 225.6p The Hope, 225p Little Swinburne (x2) & Barker House, 224.4p Hetherington & Palm Strothers, 223.9p Little Swinburne, 222.5p Fell Lane (x2), 220.9p East Uppertown, 220.2p Camphill, 220p Blackhill, 219.7p East Newham, 219.5p East Newham & Satley, 219.1p Barker House, 217.5p Pundershaw, 217.4p Pundershaw & Comb Hills, 216.7p Errington, 216.3p Halton Red House, 216p Dukesfield Hall, 215.9p Hetherington, Low Ardley & East Newham, 215.6p Bankfoot, Low Ardley & Warksfield Head

Dutch Texel x – £109, £106, £102 (x2), £100 (x2), £99.50, £94 & £93 Willimoteswick

247.4p, 242.9p, 237p, 221.4p, 221.1p, 220.8p, 204.1p, 196.2p & 192.3p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £115, £105.50 & £104 Great Bavington, £103.50 Old Town, £103 (x2) Great Bavington, £102.50 Baal Hill, £102 Great Bavington, £101 & £100.50 Nilston Rigg, £100 Lunns House, £99 Baal Hill, £98.50 Steel Hall, £97 Lunns House, £96.50 Whitechapel, £95 Great Bavington, £94.50 Steel Hall, £94 Lough Green, £93 Fairley & Lunns House, £91.50 Middle Heads, £90 Whitechapel

216.7p Great Bavington, 209.3p Whitechapel, 208.5p, 205.4p & 205.2p Steel Hall, 204.9p Bingfield, 203.3p Middle Heads, 202.2p Lunns House, 202.1p Great Bavington, 201.1p Bingfield, 198p Baal Hill, 197.9p Fairley, 196.9p Whitechapel, 196.2p Great Bavington, 195.8p Lough Green, 194p Lunns House, 190.7p Great Bavington

Beltex x – £115 East Uppertown & Halton Red House, £113 Little Swinburne, £103 Lilswood

269.1p Little Swinburne, 267.4p East Uppertown, 244.7p Halton Red House, 219.2p Lilswood

Mule – £99.50 Whitechapel, £93 Warksfield Head, £84 Thornley Hall Farm (x2), £82 Hawksteel, £79.50 Hawksteel & Pundershaw

193.8p Warksfield Head, 190.9p Thornley Hall Farm, 187.7p Whitechapel, 186.7p Thornley Hall Farm, 184.9p Pundershaw, 182.2p Hawksteel

Blackface -£83.50 & 194.2p Pundershaw

Swaledale - £73.50 & 183.8p Thornley Hall Farm

Herdwick x - £83.50 & 194.2p Comb Hills

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel – £80 & £70 Barrasford Green

Texel x –£80 (x2), £66 & £65 Bingfield

Suffolk x - £70 Bingfield

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 30th October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their final sale of the October offered for sale 394 head of store cattle and suckled calves on the eve of Halloween and trade was sharper on the week for a very mixed show of quality. 

Older, forward bullocks were markedly sharper on the week and topped at £1380 for a super black ¾ bred Limousin at 18 months of age which flew past the £1300 mark and went on to sell well on the day for the Ridley Family, Shitlington Hall.  Not to be outdone the Charolais breed followed close behind on the day at £1360 for a hefty and square ended steer at 20 months from the Hall Family, Hallington New Houses.

Heifers also sold well and peaked at £1220 twice, both from the same noted producer and weekly consignor to this centre; John Carpenter, Rare Dene, Cornsay. The first was a shapely Charolais cross and this one was followed immediately by an Angus heifer that reached the same tariff.

Two more lots reached the £1200 mark; the first a well-bred Charolais sister to the aforementioned bullock from William Hall whilst a sweet black Limmy heifer that could easily end up as a suckler replacement sold to the same figure for a delighted Libby Bertram, Coldwell, Scots Gap.

A super batch of hill-bred Angus cross steers were brought to Hexham, the annual consignment from Chris & Heather Robson, Redshaw, Elsdon and peaked at £1100 for a smart pair, averaging £983 for 20 sold at 16-17 months. Another annual consignment at this time of year was that of the smart run of charolais cross heifers bred by James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown who saw £1115 for the best at 16 months and averaged £1072 for his 17 cattle sold on the day.

A smaller entry of younger sorts was presented however the best of these were Hexhamshire bred cattle from Andrew and Cath Swallow, Dukesfield Hall who peaked at £1055 for shapely Limmy cross steers and £1010 for the best of the heifer sisters averaging £1011 for 8 steers and £970 for four smart females.

With a good company ringside the auctioneers are keen to hear from producers with cattle yet to be sold and would welcome enquiry with a view to consigning cattle for sale at any of our weekly sales.  Entries should be with the auctioneers by 10:30am each Monday for inclusion in the weekly catalogue.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

British Blue x steers – £925 Fairleas

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1380 Shitlington Hall, £1345 Lough Green & Rising Sun, £1335 & £1330 Shitlington Hall, £1310 Comb Hills, £1305 Rising Sun & Edlingham Newtown, £1300 Rising Sun (x2), £1290 Lough Green & Comb Hills, £1280 Lough Green, £1275 Shitlington Hall, £1270 Lough Green, Rising Sun & Edlingham Newtown, £1265 Lough Green, £1260 Shitlington Hall, £1255 Lough Green, £1250 Lunns House, £1245 Lough Green, Rising Sun, Shitlington Hall & Edlingham Newtown, £1235 Lough Green & Lunns House, £1230 Rising Sun (x2), £1220 Horncastle, £1210 Rising Sun, £1200 Lunns House, £1130 Colwell Demesne, £1125 Lunns House & Colwell Demesne, £1120, £1095 & £1070 Colwell Demesne, £1010 Grasslees, £1000 Low Staples, £990 Grasslees, £950 High Warden

Charolais x steers – £1360 , £1290 & £1180 Hallington New Houses, £1100 White House Birtley, £970 & £960 Capheaton New Houses

British Blue x steers – £1005, £980 & £925 Woodwell House

Angus x steers – £1200 & £1140 Aydonshields, £1100 Redshaw, £1080 & £1070 Lowfield, £1040 Redshaw, £1035 Lowfield & Redshaw, £1000 Redshaw, £990 & £970 Espershields, £960 Lowfield, £930 (x2) & £890 Redshaw

Simmental x steers – £1120, £1090, £1060, £1015, £995 & £975 Peddar Hill

Blonde x steers – £1350 Lough Green

Hereford x steers - £950 & £920 (x2) East Fourstones, £895 & £880 Three Farms

Saler x steers – £965 East Fourstones

Parthenais x steers - £1015 Low Houselope

Limousin x heifers - £1185 & £1180 Comb Hills, £1165 & £1145 East Uppertown, £1130 Horncastle, £1100 Cheviot & Horncastle, £1070 East Uppertown, £1065 Kirkley Hall (x2), £1055 Low Staples, £1045 East Uppertown, £925 High Warden, £900 & £890 Lowfield, £875 Cheviot

Charolais x heifers – £1220 Rare Dean, £1200 Hallington New Houses, £1190 Hallington New Houses & Rare Dean, £1180 White House Birtley (x2), £1130 Hallington New Houses, £1115 & £1105 Edlingham Newtown, £1100 Rare Dean & Edlingham Newtown, £1055 Edlingham Newtown, £1040 White House Birtley, £1035, £1030 & £1025 Edlingham Newtown, £1020 Coldwell, £990 Edlingham Newtown, £980 The Tofts, £965 Low Staples, £920 Edlingham Newtown, £890 Lowfield

British Blue x heifers – £945 & £895 Woodwell House

Angus x heifers – £1220 Rare Dean£1120 Kirkley Hall, £1180, £1080 & £1040 Lowfield, £990 Hedley West, £945, £940 & £900 Lowfield, £865 The Tofts, £850 Espershields

Simmental x heifers – £955 Hedley West, £880 High Warden

Blonde x heifers – £885 The Tofts

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1060 Low Staples, £1055 & £1050 Dukesfield Hall, £1020 Westburnhope & Chapel House, £1010 Dukesfield Hall, £985 Gleedlee, £930 Dukesfield Hall (x2), £900 Westburnhope, £890 High Knitsley, £860 Westburnhope, £850 Lowfield

Charolais x steers – £1200 & £1090 Brandon, £1000 East Fourstones, Coldwell & Raggetsyke, £965 East Fourstones, £930 & £900 Harewalls

British Blue x steers – £990 Glendue

Angus x steers – £1220 Aydonshields, £990 Duck Lane Farm, £985 Hallington High Farm, £960, £955, £910 & £850 Duck Lane Farm

Simmental x steers – £1065 Brandon

Hereford x steers – £955 East Fourstones

Limousin x heifers - £1200 & £1065 Coldwell, £1010 Dukesfield Hall, £1005 Westburnhope, £1000 Low Staples, £990 & £950 Dukesfield Hall, £940 Brandon, £930 Dukesfield Hall & Westburnhope (x2), £885 Kirkley Hall & Westburnhope, £850 Kirkley Hall

Charolais x heifers – £1065 Edlingham Newtown, £1060 Raggetsyke, £1010 Edlingham Newtown, £940 Brandon, £930 Edlingham Newtown

Angus x heifers – £895 Kirkley Hall, £860 Hallington High Farm

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1060 Dukesfield Hall, £830 Gleedlee

Limousin x heifers - £835 Park House

British Blue x heifers – £850 Glendue

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of cast ewes met spirited bidding with overall average up £9.16 on the week.

A tremendous trio of Texel ewes sold to £152 from M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green.

Texel Tups topped at £138 from Mr MT Findlay, High Farm.

Cheviot Mules topped at £100 for a pen of five from M/s JJ&JM Sanders, Bavington Hill Head.

Mule ewes topped at £85 from Mrs R & Mr MJ Lee, Harwood Shield.

A pen of seventeen Blackface ewes sold to £63 from M/s JR Robinson & Son, Warksfield Head.  Also at £63 was a pen of two Swale ewes from Mr M Wallace, Farneyshield.

More continue to be wanted.  Please contact Jack on 07739440457.

Texel - £152 Lough Green, £140 Townfoot, £138 & £122 Hallington High Farm, £116 Harwood Shield, £108 Hallington High Farm, £100 Townfoot

Texel x – £116 Woodland House, £108 The Boat, £102 West Shields, £100 Low Eshells, £99 Chesters, £98 Chesters & Woodhall, £97 Nunwick, Elrington Hall & Chesters, £96 Springwell Cottage, £95 Nunwick (x2), £94 West Kirkheaton, Hallington High Farm & Woodland House, £93 Chesters & Woodland House, £91 Laburnum Cottage, £90 West Shields, Longlea & Snitter (x2), £88 Springwell, Longlea & Warksfield Head

Suffolk x – £99 Low Eshells, £90 Woodhall, £82 West Kirkheaton

Beltex x - £110 Great Tosson, £108 Longlea (x2), £104 & £90 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £90 Stewartshields Meadow

Bleu D’Maine - £110 & £100 Lough Green

Zwartbles - £83 Warden Law

Cheviot – £86 & £65 Gairshield

Cheviot Mule – £100 & £83 Bavington Hill Head

Mule – £85 Harwood Shield, £83 Laburnum Cottage, £82 Elrington Hall & West Shields, £81 Springwell Cottage, £80 Low Eshells, Hallington High Farm & Allenshields, £79 Warksfield Head, £78 Hallington High Farm, £77 Nettlesworth West, Hallington High Farm & Yatesfield, £75 The Boat & Hallington High Farm, £73 Nunwick

Blackface – £63 Warksfield Head, £62 Rookland, £61 Stell Green, £60 Penpeugh & Stell Green, £59 Townfoot & Closehead, £58 Blueburn, £57 Gleedlee & Rookland, £54 Yatesfield, £53 Newton Farm, Hepple Whitefield & Yatesfield

Swaledale – £63 Farneyshield, £58 Harwood Shield, £56 Woodhall, £55 Farneyshield, £50 Harwood Shield, £48 Woodhall, £46 & £45 Harwood Shield

Crossbred – £88 Woodhall, £82 Cowbyre, £78 Hallington High Farm, £74 Derecroft (x2) & Highfield

Breeding Sheep

Breeding sheep sold to £148 for a pen of Beltex x Ewe Lambs from Miss Alice Walton, Linacres.

Texel Ewes - £83 Hepple Whitefield, £82 (2crop)) Eastgate

Blackface Gimmers - £78 Stell Green, £70 Hepple Whitefield

Blackface Ewes - £55 (Mix Age) Hepple Whitefield

Suffolk Ewes - £90 (1crop) Eastgate

Leicester Gimmers - £84 & £70 Hackford

Mule Ewes - £90 (2crop) Eastgate

Beltex x Ewe Lambs - £148 & £136 Linacres (AW), £118 Linacres, £96 Linacres (AW)

Mule Ewe Lambs - £95 Hotbank, £84 Hackford & Coldwell, £82 Baal Hill, £80 Hotbank, £76 Rugley Walls, Gleedlee & Coldwell

Leicester Ewe Lambs - £74 Hole Farm

Suffolk Ram Lambs - £115, £95 & £90 Sillywrea

Bleu D’Maine x Ram Lambs - £88 Sillywrea

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of 4477 store lambs.  Another fantastic trade was observed with more purchasers again ringside this week.  All classes of lambs dearer on the week yet again with the average being up by £5.50 on the week!

The better bred lambs being in great demand with the majority of the white faced lambs selling between £80 and £88

Suffolk cross lambs saw the best trade and sold to £96 from Howick Estates and this section averaged £82.97!  More Suffolk x lambs desperately needed to fulfill current demand.

The Beltex and Dutch Texel lambs continue to be easily cashed here at Hexham with countless pens selling in excess of £110 again.  Topping at £132 for Beltex lambs from M/s S&M Pickworth, Dotland Park.  Dutch Texel x sold exceptionally well, selling to £124

Mules continue to meet great demand at Hexham with vendors coming from far and wide to take advantage of the trade with lambs selling to £87.50 from Mr M Wallace, Farneyshield and Mr I Potts came from Weardale with a grand run of mule wethers selling to £83.00

Horned lambs continue to sell well with Blackface lambs from Ryan O’Kane, Closehead selling to £76.00

With this current demand we can sell many more lambs, if you would like a farm visit or advice with which is the best way to market sheep please feel free to contact Drew or Jack on 07854361967 or 07739440457

Texel - £103 Dotland Park, £98 Greys Well

Texel x – £116 Longlea Wark, £108 Bank Top House, £107 Redesmouth & Watch Hill, £106 Longshaws, £105 High Warden & Watch Hill, £104 Greys Well, £100 Thornbrough, £99 Buckshot, £98 Longlea Netherwitton (x2) & Watch Hill, £97 Howick & Bank Top House, £96.50 Redesmouth & Bank Top House, £96 Glendale, £95 Bank Top House & South Gunnerton, £94.50 Longlea Netherwitton, £93 Rye Hill, £92 Longlea Wark, Laburnum Cottage & Bank Top House

Dutch Texel x - £124 Low Houses, £118 Agars Hill & Low Houses, £114 Low Houses (x2), £105 (x3), £99, £97 & £95 Agars Hill, £90 Agars Hill & Low Houses

Suffolk x – £96 Howick, £93 Black Hedley, £91.50 Howick, £89 West House, £88 Howick (x2), £87.50 Newbiggin, £87 Howick, £86.50 Woodhall, £84 Black Hedley, £83 Newbiggin

Beltex – £132, £112, £102 & £90 (x2) Dotland Park

Beltex x - £118, £109 & £108 Dotland Park, £98 Bavington Hill Head, £97 Waterloo, £93 High Learchild, £91.50 Bavington Hill Head, £91High Learchild & Woodland House, £90 Woodland House

Leicester - £74 Westwood

Zwartbles - £80 Warden Law

Cheviot x - £78.50 (x2) Gairshield, £70 Linshiels

Mule – £87.50 & £85.50 Farneyshield, £83 Redburn, £82 Chattlehope, £78.50 Penpeugh, £78 Hole Farm, £76 Bellingham Demesne & Woodhall, £75.50 Longlea Wark, £75 Hole Farm, £74.50 Whiskershiel

Blackface – £76 Closehead, £74 Greenleas, £68 & £67.50 Closehead, £67 The Brigg & Rookland, £66 Rookland, £65 Closehead

Swaledale - £48 Linshiels

Crossbred – £77 Waterloo

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 28th October 2020

At their weekly sale, Scots Gap Auction Mart sold prime lambs to a top of £99 and 216.7ppkg with all classes dearer on the week. Heavy lambs sold to £99 from Richard Thornton, Cornhills and lighter sorts sold to 216.7p from Adam Thompson, The Fawns. More lambs could have easily been sold to advantage.

Prime Lambs

Texel x - £99 Cornhills, £98.50, £98 West Grange, £97 Pitland Hills, £96 West Grange, The Fawns, Chesters (x2), £94.50 Catreen, £94 West Grange, Chesters, £93 The Fawns, West Grange, £92.50 & £92 The Fawns, £92 Catreen, £91 The Fawns, £90 Coldwell, Catreen

216.7p The Fawns, 204.4p, 203.6p Chesters, 2.00p West Grange, The Fawns, 195.6p Black Callerton, 193.8p  The Fawns, 193.2p Low Chesterhope, 192.9p Swarland, 192.0p Chesters, 191.5p, 191.3p Catreen,

Suffolk x - £81.00 & 188.4p Black Callerton

Mule - £92, £90 Pitland Hills, £84 Coldwell

191.5p Pitland Hills, 190.2p Low Chesterhope, 184.0p Pitland Hills, 182.6p Coldwell

Blackface – £82.00 & 182.2p Low Chesterhope

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x Ewes - £95 High House Matfen

Suffolk x Ewes - £89 High House Matfen

Mule Ewes - £65 Black Callerton

Blackface Ewes - £58 Whittonstone

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 27th October 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Another decent entry of clean heifers this week with well fleshed Limousin x heifers from Chris and Andrew Johnson, Paxton Dene selling to 239.5p/kg

Highest grossing heifer came from The Hall Family of Barker House with a smart Charolais x selling to £1403.47 selling to Thompson Wholesale Meat Ltd. Witton le Wear.

Limousin Heifers – £1413.72, £1403.47, £1353.04, £1206.43 Paxton Dene

239.5p, 230.5p, 229.5p & 225.5p Paxton Dene

Charolais Heifers – £1413.75, £1340.08, £1275.16, £1262.13 & £1217.58 Barker House

224.5p, 221.5p, 219.5p, 217.5p & 215.5p Barker House

Simmental Heifers - £1041.76 & 191.5p Yatesfield

Cast Cows & OTM

Smaller entry but slightly better show of cows this week that would meet better rates than last week.  Limousin x cows selling to 140.5p/kg from M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House.

Highest grossing cow came from M/s R Thornton & Son, Cornhills who sold a British Blue cow to 1183.46

Limousin – £1095.90 Barker House, £983.35 & £977.82 Crowhall, £9744.82 Crook Dene

140.5p Barker House, 138.5p & 134.5p Crowhall, 130.5p Crook Dene,

Angus -£1080.02 Yatesfield, £1073.71 Old Town, £916.52 Crowhall, £893.33 Brieredge, £878.94 & £705.31 Yatesfield

133.5p & 128.5p Yatesfield, 125.5p Yatesfield & Kirkley Hall, 113.5p Old Town, 109.5p Crowhall

British Blue – £1183.46 Cornhills, £1120.47 & £1050.65 Crowhall, £1007.93 Cornhills, £ 1003.37 Crowhall, £911.91 Barker House, £750.93 Crowhall

138.5p Crowhall, 136.5p Cornhills, 134.5p Barker House & Crowhall, 133.5p Crowhall & Cornhills, 122.5p Crowhall

Beef Shorthorn - £1028 & £758.84 Yatesfield

128.5p & 115.5p Yatesfield

Hereford - £758.21 & 101.5p Brieredge

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Less lambs forward on the week due to standstills etc.  All classes selling well with the average 7p up on the week. Although a lot more heavy sorts about.

Best lambs still getting a terrific trade with Andrew Reay, West Moorhouses selling Beltex x to £127 (317.5p) and 302.4p

Texel x – £123 Quarry House, £118 East Uppertown, £114 St Oswalds, £107 Milbourne Town Farm, £106 Woodcroft, £105 Quarry House, Tedcastle & Palm Strothers, £100 High Baulk & Quarry House, £99.50 Errington, £99 St Oswalds & West Moorhouses, £98.50 High Eshells & High Baulk, £98 Errington & Quarry House, £97 Aydonshields & Camphill, £96 High Eshells, Errington & Blackburn, £95.50 High Baulk (x2) & Low Eshells, £95 High Eshells, Errington (x2), East Uppertown, Baal Hill, West Moorhouses & Old Town, £94.50 Low Eshells, St Oswalds & East Uppertown, £94 East Uppertown, Partridge Nest, Milbourne Town Farm, Old Town & Thockrington, £93.50 High Baulk, Willimoteswick, Woodcroft, St Oswalds, East Uppertown, Aydonshields, West Moorhouses, Camphill & Thockrington, £93 Woodcroft, Low Eshells (x2), Moss Barns, Aydonshields, Milbourne Town Farm, Rare Dean & Palm Strothers`

292.9p Quarry House, 281p East Uppertown, 271.4p St Oswalds, 252.4p Woodcroft, 250p West Moorhouses & Palm Strothers, 236.9p Errington, 235.7p St Oswalds, 233.3p Errington, 232.6p Milbourne Town Farm & High Baulk, 230.5p St Oswalds, 230.2p & 229.5p West Moorhouses, 229.1p High Eshells & High Baulk, 225.6p Thockrington & Camphill, 223.4p Quarry House, 222p Palm Strothers, 216.3p Low Eshells, 215.4p & 213.4p Partridge Nest, 213.3p Blackburn, 211.5p Burntongues, 211.1p East Uppertown, 210.5p Burntongues, 210p Bulls Hill, Town Farm Milbourne & Kirkley Hall, 209.1p Bingfield Combe, 208.5p Old Hall Gate, 207.8p West Moorhouses, 207.6p High Baulk, 206.7p Woodcroft, 206.5p Errington, 205.4p Low Eshells, 204.7p Bankfoot & Low Eshells, 204.6p St Oswalds, East Uppertown & Aydonshields, 204.4p East Uppertown

Dutch Texel x – £107 Willimoteswick, £101 Burntongues, £98 Willimoteswick & Burntongues, £93.50 Burntongues

273p Burntongues, 248.8p Willimoteswick, 233.3p Burntongues & Willimoteswick, 203.3p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £105 Lunns House, £95.50 Baal Hill, £95 Great Bavington, £94 Baal Hill, Lunns House, Thockrington (x2) & Great Bavington, £93.50 St Oswalds, Sunniside & Great Bavington, £93 Great Bavington & Rare Dean (x2), £92.50 Lunns House, £92 Old Town, Thockrington & Sunniside, £91.50 Lunns House, £91 Aydonshields, Thockrington & Great Bavington, £90 Thockrington (x2)

207.1p Great Bavington, 197.8p Thockrington, 196.7p Great Bavington, 195.7p Thockrington, 195.6p Lunns House, 191.7p & 191.5p Thockrington, 190.6p Lunns House, 189.8p Rare Dean, 189.6p Aydonshields, 188p Baal Hill, 187p Sunniside, ,186.3p Great Bavington, 186p Rare Dean, 184p Sunniside

Beltex x – £127 (x3), £118, £113 & £112 West Moorhouses, £109 St Oswalds

317.5p, 302.4p, 288.6p, 280p, 269.1p & 268.2p West Moorhouses, 265.9p St Oswalds

Charollais x – £95 Sunniside, £94 Old Town & Sunniside, £93.50 Sunniside (x2), £93 Old Town, £90 Sunniside

200p, 187p & 184.3p Sunniside, 182.4p Old Town, 179.3p & 176.4p Sunniside

Cheviot x- £77.50 & 198.7p Old Hall Gate

Mule – £91.50 & £88 Great Chesters, £85.50 Camphill (x2), £85 Baal Hill, £83 Woodcroft, £79 Bulls Hill, £75.50 Stone Stile

194.3p Camphill, 191.3p Great Chesters, 188.9p Baal Hill, 185.9p Camphill, 183p Great Chesters, 175.6p Stone Hall, 172.9p Woodcroft, 171.7p Bulls Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x –£65 Tedcastle

Mule – £55 Kirkley Hall

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 23rd October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly sale of store cattle and offered for sale a sound catalogued entry of 675 head which included over 400 head of native breed types.

The height of the trade occurred within the first ten minutes of the sale with the first into the ring from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House; a big Limmy bullock at 18 months selling to £1400.  This was topped by the sale leader a few moments later from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn who sold another hefty sort at the same age to £1430.  Mr Ogle sold five all of the same stamp to average £1340 whilst Mr Patterson sold four, including a thick Angus at £1160, averaging £1296 both regular consignors returning home happy after a great days trading.

The best of heifers continue in great demand at Hexham with both suckler breeders and high-end finishers now ever vigilant and on the hunt for shapely types. John Lamb, Town Farm hit the heights this week with a long black Limmy cross lady that would suit either destiny and was cashed at £1310 to top the run of well-bred cattle from Wall.

The main focus of the catalogue on this day was the considerable entry of native breed cattle and with many breeds represented it was once again the Angus that dominated peaking at £1330 for a hefty black bullock from County Durham producer and Hexham regular, John Carpenter, Rare Dene, Cornsay. Chris and Janet Watmore sent a smart packet by the black bull from the now renowned Holystone Estate that peaked at £1290 twice and averaged £1195 for 11 sold at 18 months of age. 

Angus heifers peaked at £1150 from David Wilkinson, New Rift, Acomb with another at £1120 from Messrs Tweddle, Springwell Farm, Satley.  Whilst not figuring in the upper echelons of the trade on the day a special mention must go to Kirkley Hall College for their efforts in breeding and drawing a super pen of a dozen heifers in the mid-range age bracket which filled the Hexham ring and sold for a worthy £840 to Messrs Bell of Hemscott Hill, Morpeth.

With increased interest in easily managed, easily fleshed cattle and perhaps niche market beef production the special monthly native sale attracts the full gamut of breeds that originate on these fair isles.  The leading prices of those represented on the day as well as the aforementioned Angus were as follows;

Luing cattle sold to £1200 for three steers at 17 months from Andrew Ellis, Thrunton Lowfield; Beef Shorthorns sold to £1145 for a bullock at the same age from Messrs Dodd & Wise, Sillywrea, Langley on Tyne and also to £1040 for the best of a small offering from Mrs Winnifred Campbell, Hopefoot, Otterburn.  South Devon cross bullocks again in this age bracket sold at £1140 from John Moore, Wingates Wholme, Morpeth whilst well known amongst all Hexham & Northern customers the Market Foreman; Roy Coe brought out a nice run of Hereford cross steers and in good fettle these peaked at £1090.  A Galloway heifer at 17 months sold to £985 from the previously highlighted New Rift Farm and completing the spectrum of native breeds were a rare pen of Murray Gray’s from Coquet Valley enthusiast and annual consignor at this time of year Bill Woolley, West Hepple who sold steers to £965 and heifer sisters to £945.   

Demand for all classes continues to be strong at Hexham with buyers for short keep sorts and also those requiring longer term bullocks and heifers for winter housing still active at the ringside.  The company conducts sales under a strict set of Covid-19 guidelines and furthermore have invested in infrastructure and ring furniture to ensure the safety of our customers who can attend our weekly sales in confidence.

To enter cattle for sale or to discuss the cattle we catalogue and offer at Hexham on a weekly basis please call our team of auctioneers on 01434 605444 who will be pleased to assist in any way we can.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1160 Humber Hill

Charolais x steers – £1040 Springwell

Angus x steers – £1175 Brass Castle, £1100 Springwell, £950 Bunker Hill

Angus x heifers – £1120 Springwell

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1430 Blackburn, £1400 Halton Red House, £1360 Blackburn, £1350 Halton Red House, £1340 Blackburn, £1310 Highwood, £1305 Blackburn, £1300 Highwood & Rare Dean, £1290 Claywalls, £1280 Claywalls & Cornhills, £1275 Halton Red House, £1270 Cornhills, £1265 Blackburn, £1260 Claywalls, Cornhills & White House Birtley, £1250 Highwood & Claywalls, £1245 Cornhills, £1240 Highwood & Claywalls (x2), £1215 Lunns House, £1205 Elrington Hall, £1200 Lunns House & Highwood (x3), £1190 Lunns House & Highwood, £1180 Colwell Demesne & Highwood, £1175 Elrington Hall, Lunns House & Highwood, £1170 Town Farm Wall, £1160 Highwood, £1135 Colwell Demesne, £1100 Highwood & Lowfield, £1070 Colwell Demesne, £1020 Town Farm Wall, £1000 Colwell Demesne & Grasslees (x2), £990 Allendale Farm & Lowfield, £960 Elilaw, Town Farm & Spittalshield, £940 & £915 Lowfield, £880 Bunker Hill

Charolais x steers – £930 Hedley West

British Blue x steers – £1210 Cornhills, £1150 Highwood, £975 & £960 Woodwell House

Angus x steers – £1330 Rare Dean, £1290 Holystone (x2), £1280 Aydonshields, £1225 Lowfield, £1220 New Houses, Aydonshields & Holystone, £1190 Holystone, £1180 New Houses, £1170 Holystone (x2) & Snape Farm, £1160 Halton Red House, £1150 Elilaw & Lowfield, £1140 & £1135 Snape Farm, £1130 Holystone, £1120 New Rift, £1100 Elilaw, £1090 Buteland, £1080 Allendale Farm, £1070 Grasslees & Lowfield, £1060 (x2) & £1040 (x2) Grasslees, £1030 Highwood, £1020 Town Farm Wall, £1000 Allendale Farm, Springwell & Watch Hill (x2), £990 Elilaw & Buteland, £980 Lowfield & Buteland, £975 Buteland, £970 Springwell, Lowfield, Little Harle (x2) & Woodwell House, £920 Grasslees, £905 Bunker Hill, £900 Little Harle, £890 Little Harle & Woodwell House

Simmental x steers – £1200 Elilaw, £1060 Intake Bungalow, £1050 Elilaw, £1045 Intake Bungalow, £1040 Elilaw & Thrunton Lowfield, £1030 Thrunton Lowfield, £1020 & £1000 Elilaw

Beef Shorthorn steers – £1145 Sillywrea, £1040 Hopefoot, £1000 & £980 Sillywrea, £960 Gallaw Hill, £945 Hopefoot

South Devon x steers - £1140, £980 (x2), £960 & £950 Wingates Wholme

Hereford x steers - £1090, £1070, £1025, £1020 & £1000 Intake Bungalow

Luing steers - £1200 & £1110 Thrunton Lowfield

Murray Grey steers - £965 West Hepple

Limousin x heifers - £1310 & £1270 Town Farm Wall, £1225 White House Birtley,£1175 Lunns House, £1150 Colwell Demesne, £1140 Lunns House & Cornhills (x2), £1130 & £1100 Lunns House, £1095 East Uppertown, £1090 Cornhills & Town Farm Wall, £1080 Town Farm Wall, £1055 Colwell Demesne, £1040 White House Birtley, £960 The Tofts, £955 & £865 Lee Hall

Charolais x heifers – £1060 White House Birtley, £1000 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £1150 New Rift, £1100 Aydonshields, £1080, £1070 & £1035 New Rift, £1020 Springwell, £1015 New Rift, £1010 Snape Farm, £1000 Rare Dean, Buteland & New Rift, £970 Buteland, £960, £950 & £940 Lee Hall, £935 East Uppertown, £920 China Hall & East Uppertown (x2), £915 Lee Hall, £910 Allendale Farm, £900 Buteland & Kirkley Hall, £845 Little Harle, £840 Kirkley Hall

Simmental x heifers - £990 Springwell

Murray Grey x heifers – £945 & £860 West Hepple

Galloway x heifers – £985 New Rift

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1200 Cornhills, £1190 & £1090 Spittalshield, £1085 Steel Hall, £1060 Town Farm Wall & Spittalshield, £1050 Spittalshield, £1030 Steel Hall & Spittalshield, £1005, £1000 (x2), £985 & £970 Spittalshield, £960 Steel Hall, £950 & £945 Spittalshield, £935 Yatesfield, £930 Spittalshield & Warksfield Head, £905 Castle Nook (x2), £900 East Plenmeller, £880 Startup & Castle Nook, £875 Warksfield Head, £865 Rawfoot & Startup

Charolais x steers – £1145 Castle Nook, £1120 White House Birtley, £1080 Hartburn Grange, £1020 Castle Nook, £1010 Hartburn Grange, £990 Springwell & East Plenmeller, £960 & £935 East Plenmeller, £920 Springwell, £890 (x3), £880 & £870 East Plenmeller

Simmental x steers – 1100, £1085, £1055, £1050, £1040 & £1000 Warksfield Head, £990 Elilaw, £960 & £910 Intake Bungalow

Angus x steers – £1180 New Houses, £1080 Watch Hill (x2), £1050 Elilaw, £1025 Yatesfield, £1020 Spittalshield, £1015 Watch Hill, £990 Buteland (x2) & Watch Hill, £980 Buteland, £950 Yatesfield, £940 Spittalshield & Buteland, £885 & £880 Rawfoot, £865 Buteland, £860 Rawfoot

South Devon x steers – £950 Wingates Wholme

Beef Shorthorn steers – £935 & £895 Springhill

Stabiliser steers - £865 & £840 Reavley

Hereford x steers - £945 Buteland

Galloway x steer - £850 Spittalshield

Murray Grey x steers - £825 West Hepple

Limousin x heifers - £1000 & £970 Spittalshield, £955 Reavley, £950 Steel Hall, £930 The Tofts, £920 Reavley, £875 Castle Nook, £870 Reavley, £860 Warksfield Head

Charolais x heifers – £1000 & £960 Hartburn Grange, £950 The Tofts, £930 Cooper House, £910 Hartburn Grange, £875 (x2) & £865 East Plenmeller

Angus x heifers – £990 Buteland, £965 Lee Hall, £940 Hedley West, £870 Watch Hill, £855 Buteland

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £965 & £830 Castle Nook

Angus x steers – £980 Watch Hill, £840 Cooper House

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

The largest show of Cast Ewes seen for many years with over 2000 catalogued.

Topping the sale at £130 was a pen of tremendous Texel ewes from Mr AW Dixon, West Heddon Farm.

Mules sold to £82 from Mr JSA Dodds, High House Farm.

Blackface ewes sold at £68 from M/s TL Forster & Son, Lowes Fell for a pen of 15.

Feeding types still a strong trade especially for the hill breeds.

More wanted please contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £130 & £122 West Heddon, £96 Middle Dukesfield

Texel x –£114 Bankfoot, Milbourne Town Farm, West Heddon & Butterknowes, £106 Stotsfold & Chesters, £104 Chesters, Rye Hill & Milbourne High House, £100 Milbourne High House, £98 Closehead, £96.50 Hallington High, £95 Milbourne Town Farm & East Barnwell, £94.50 Hallington High Farm, £94 Aydonshields, £93 Hallington High, West Heddon, Normans Riding & Lynup Hill, £92 Hackford, £91 Cheeseburn Grange (x2), £90 Three Farms, Normans Riding & Rye Hill, £88.50 Chesters, £88 Lowes Fell, Grange Farm, Low Carriteth & Butterknowes

Suffolk x – £100 Prior Hall, £97 Bankfoot Belsay, £96 Colepike & Town Farm Milbourne, £93 Milbourne High House & East Flass, £92 Prior Hall & Grange Farm, £91 East Fourstones, £88 Bankfoot Belsay & Cheeseburn Grange

Leicester - £92 Rusheylaw

Zwartbles - £87 & £74 Three Farms

Cheviot – £64.50, £57 & £56.50 South Colwell, £55 Three Farms, £54 Old Hall Gate

Cheviot Mule – £88 Lowes Fell

Mule – £82 Milbourne High House, £78 East Fourstones, £76.50 Lowes Fell, £76 Prior Hall, £75 Ochrelands, £74 Hackford & High Alderheads, £73 Blueburn, £72 Colepike, East Barnwell, High Fotherley & Chesterwood, £71 Hallington High Farm (x2), Prior Hall, Settlingstones & Normans Riding, £70.50 Grange Farm, £70 Aydonshields, East Fourstones & Great Tosson

Blackface – £68 Lowes Fell, £65 Carry House, £64 North Cocklake, £59 Blueburn, £57 Hole Farm (x2)

Swaledale – £54, Paradise Farm,, £51 The Shield & Stotsfold,  £50 Stotsfold, £49 Hackford, £47 Todhillwood, £45 Stone Stile, £44 Stone Stile & Castle Nook

Jacob - £49 Hillcrest

Herdwick - £44 Old Hall Gate

Crossbred – £70 Bankfoot Belsay

Store Lambs

Hexham Mart held another successful store lamb sale of 5104 store lambs which met the same trade as last week.  This is astonishing, especially with the way the fat trade has been in the previous couple of days.  The better end of the lambs once again stole the headlines with no fewer than twelve pens of lambs smashing the £122.00 barrier!

Mr B Storey, Woodhead returned once again to the Hexham ring with some outstanding Dutch Texel wether lambs that sold to extreme rates of £142 and averaged £120 for 41 lambs sold!  Not far behind was Andrew Reay of West Moorhouses with his usual level of quality and selling lambs to £140 and £135.  M/s NG,KM & JG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law sold a very well presented run of Beltex x lambs to £128.

Texel cross lambs from now regular consignors, M/s D Fletcher & D Coates, Short Thorns sold well again and hit heights of £118.

A poorer show of Mule lambs this week, but they continue to be easily sold selling to £78 from M/s CH & S Peart, Hareshaw.

Cheviot lambs sold well from Mr FT Walton, Shilmoor and sold to a high of £76

Now getting down the cut in the Blackface lambs which still averaged £56 and sold to £68 for a good panful from M/s Featherwood Partners.

Plenty of potential purchasers in need of sheep over the next few weeks.  Please take advantage of the current trade at Hexham and call with entries for next week on Monday for cataloging.

Office 01434 605444 or Drew 07854361967 or Jack 07739440457

Texel - £108 & £100 Well House, £96 Middle Dukesfield, £90 Well House

Texel x – £140 & £124 West Moorhouses, £118 Short Thorns, £112 East Flass & West Moorhouses, £110 Hownsgill, £107 Errington Red House, £106 Woodlands, £100 Middle Dukesfield, £96 Whitton Glebe, £94 Short Thorns, £90 Middle Dukesfield

Dutch Texel x - £142, £130 & £126 Woodhead, £124 & £120 Willimoteswick, £117 & £110 Woodhead, £96 Willimoteswick, £94 Middle Dukesfield, £90 Willimoteswick

Suffolk - £85 Sillywrea

Suffolk x – £86 Black Hedley, £85 South Gunnerton, £81.50 High Knitsley, £79 Lunns House, £78.50 Haining Head, £78 Nackshivan, Hillcrest & Haggwood

Beltex – £122 Low West House, £112 Low West House (BC)

Beltex x - £135 West Moorhouses, £130 Wallend, £128 Low West House, £125 West Moorhouses, £124 & £120 Wallend, £118 Middle Horsleyhope, £117 West Moorhouses, £116 Middle Horsleyhope, £114 & £110 (x2) Low West House, £109 Wallend, £108 Middle Horsleyhope, £104 West Moorhouses, £100 Middle Horsleyhope (x2), £94, £93 & £90 (x4) Low West House

Leicester - £80, £78 & £70 Middle Dukesfield

Hampshire - £74 & £61 High Greenleycleugh

Zwartbles - £74 Hillcrest

Cheviot - £76, £63 & £52 Shilmoor

SC Cheviot - £65 & £59 Shilmoor

Cheviot Mule - £66 Codlaw Hill

Mule – £78 & £76.50 Hareshaw, £74 Bulls Hill, £72.50 Lowes Fell, £72 Broomhope, £71.50 The Shank, £70.50 Bulls Hill & Stell Green, £70 Hillcrest & Hareshaw, £68 Townshields

Blackface –£68 Featherwood, £65 Hareshaw, £62 Featherwood, £59.50 Harsondale, £58 Harsondale & Stell Green, £56 Whiteside Birtley, £55.50 Featherwood

Jacob - £52.50 Hillcrest

Crossbred – £76.50, £76, £75.50 & £73.50 Bowmont Hill

Breeding Sheep | Thursday 22nd October 2020

Blackface Ewes

Mixed Age - £75 Cottonshope

6yo - £63 Cottonshope

Stock Sheep

Hepple Whitefield – JM&A Robson Ltd

Blackface

Gimmers - £86 & £84

1crop - £86 & £76

2 crop - £96, £76 & £70

3 crop - £76 & £70 (x2)

4 crop - £60

5 crop - £56

The Sneep – Ms M&T MacGregor

Cheviot

Gimmers - £80

1 crop - £77

3yo - £78

4yo - £66

5yo - £64

Ewe Lambs - £68

Swaledale Ewes

5yo - £70 & £65 Low Bleakhope

6yo - £60 Chattlehope

Cheviot Ewes, Gimmers & Ewe Lambs

NC 6yo - £78 Shilmoor

SC 6yo - £67 Shilmoor

NC Mixed Ages - £65 Cottonshope

Ewe Lambs - £69 Sillywrea

Blackface Gimmers

£161 Wandysteads, £133 Bridgeford, £124 Greenleas, £118 Horseholme, £100 & £94 Raylees

Blackface Ewe Lambs

£66 & £60 Hole Farm

Swaledale Ewe Lambs

£52 Pry Hill, £46 Low Bleakhope, £43 Ouston

Mule Ewes & Gimmers

Gimmers - £146 Flotterton, £125 Hepple Whitefield

1 crop - £95 Sunny Farm

4 crop - £106, £102 & £100 Baal Hill

4/5 - £75 Lynburn

UO - £76 Low Eshells

Other Ewes & Gimmers

Texel x Gimmers - £190 East White Hill, £108 Hepple Whitefield

Cheviot Mule Gimmers - £138 & £118 Low Struthers

Shropshire 2yo - £92 Lizards Farm

Mule Ewe Lambs

£117 Pitland Hills, £114 Camphill (x2), £112 Hole Farm, £110 Pitland Hills, Camphill & Ingram Farm, £104 Hole Farm & Carry House, £101 Felton Demesne, £99 Hole Farm, £94 Paradise Farm & Hole Farm, £92 Carry House, £90 Pitland Hills & Felton Demesne

Continental & Continental x Ewe Lambs

Texel - £126 Aimshaugh, £121 Glendue

Texel x - £110 The Fawns, £108 Aimshaugh, £102 Bankfoot, £100 East White Hill, £97 The Fawns, £95 Low Eshells, £92 & £91 Bankfoot, £90 Low Eshells, £89 Glendue, £88 Houxty Bank Top, £86 Westwood, £85 Glendue, £84 Low Eshells

Suffolk x - £96 & £86 East White Hill

Cheviot Mule - £102 Ingram Farm

Jacob - £50 Holme Dene

Leicester Rams

Bluefaced Leicesters topped at £1500 from M/s Ainslie, Linkshead.

Shearlings - £1500 Linkshead, £500 Tenter House & Linkshead, £450 Linkshead, £440 & £420 (x2) Thornley Hall Farm, £400 Middle Dukesfield

2 Shear - £500 Thornley Hall Farm

Blackface Rams

Blackface Rams topped at £850 for a three shear from M/s G&R Mitcheson, Bolam Lake House

3 shear - £850 Bolam Lake House

Shearling - £320 Evistones

Swaledale Rams

Shearlings - £300 Lilswood Cottage

Suffolk Rams

Suffolk Rams topped at £750 from Mr FT Walton.

Shearlings - £750 & £550 Flotterton, £420 Edlingham Newtown, Gallows Hill & Rugley

Texel Rams

Texel Rams topped at £680 from Nicky Gray, Low Espley.

Shearlings - £680 Low Espley, £600 Townfoot & Flotterton Cottage, £520 Chesters, £500 Townfoot, £450 Chesters, £420 Middle Dukesfield, £400 Middleton Mill, Chesters, Flotterton Cottage & Butterknowes, £380 Middle Dukesfield, Middleton Mill (x2), Townfoot & Butterknowes (x2)

2 shear - £480 & £380 Bulls Hill, £350 Middleton Mill

3 shear - £310 Bulls Hill

4 shear - £320 Butterknowes

Continental & Cross Bred Rams

Continental and Crossbred rams sold to a steady trade.

Dutch Texel Shearlings - £500 & £200 (x2) Amos Hill

Dutch Texel Ram Lambs - £300, £280 (x3) & £220 Woodhead

Beltex Shearlings - £450 Catless, £320 Catless & Great Tosson, £280 Catless, £240 Dotland Park, £220 Great Tosson, Dotland Park & Catless

Charollais Shearlings - £300 & £220 Great Tosson

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 21st October 2020

At their weekly sale, Scots Gap Auction Mart sold prime lambs to a top of £95 twice and 207.3ppkg. Heavyweight Texel sold to the top price from Dave Brodie, Chesters and Eddie Robson, High Baulk, whilst smart lighter weight sorts at 41kg sold to 207.3ppkg from Steven Urwin, Matfen High House. In the main, lambs followed the trend on the week and were slightly easier averaging £82.18 for 45.2kg.

Prime Lambs

Texel x - £95 Chesters & High Baulk, £93 & £92 Chesters, £92 Holling Hill, £91 Chesters & Holling Hill, £90 Holling Hill & Matfen High House (x3), £89 Chesters (x2), Matfen high House & High Baulk, £86 Chesters & Matfen High House, £85 Chesters, Matfen High House & Rothley Crag

207.3p & 200.0p Matfen High house, 197.9p & 197.8p High Baulk, 195.5p Chesters, 193.6p Capheaton New Houses (x2), 188.9p Chesters, 188.8p Capheaton New Houses, 185.4p Chesters, 184.8p Matfen High House, 182.2p Black Callerton, Holling Hill (x2) & Capheaton New Houses, 181.4p Matfen High House, 180.0p Holling Hill & Matfen High House

Suffolk x - £92 Holling Hill, £83.50 Black Callerton, £80 Capheaton New Houses,

187.5p & 177.8p Capheaton New Houses, 176.9p Holling Hill

Mule - £85 Holling Hill, £77 Black Callerton

175.0p Black Callerton, 173.5p Holling Hill

Cheviot x - £75 & £71 Linbrig

174.4p & 173.2p Linbrig

Cast Ewes and Rams

Cast sheep sold to £110 for a purebred Texel ewe from David Varty, Rothley Crag, but these were also easier on the week.

Texel x Ewes - £110 Rothley Crag, £78 High Baulk, £74 & £68 Closehead

Suffolk x Ewes - £79 Capheaton New Houses

Mule Ewes - £64 High Baulk, £63.50 East Beechfield, £62 Closehead

Breeding Cattle | Wednesday 21st October 2020

Breeding Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual prize show and sale of Beef Breeding cattle which was kindly sponsored by longstanding supporters Lloyds Agricultural Banking Team and judged by Mr Alistair Bell, Kirkton Farm, Hawick, Scottish Borders.

A useful entry of heifers with calves at foot and in-calf heifers were presented by regular and new consignors to this sale and trade was buoyant for all classes despite numbers at the ringside being depleted due largely to concerns regarding corona virus.

From the initial breed classes the judge worked towards his overall champion which became apparent would be one of the two first prize winners from Messrs Foley Bros, Mirlaw House.  Their sleek, jet black Limousin heifer and stylish black steer calf were a well matched pair but equally so were the first prize British Blue cross mother with her steely blue coloured heifer calf.  With both heifers in-calf again the judge favoured the Limousin class winner over the Blue and awarded The John Riddle Memorial Trophy to this pair, the strength and style of the calf just edging opinion over the pen-mate which was awarded the reserve champion rosette.

Prize Show

Best Limousin x Heifer with Calf

First Prize               Mirlaw House

Second Prize         Paradise

Best British Blue x Heifer with Calf

First Prize               Mirlaw House

Second Prize         Mirlaw House

Best Any Other Continental x Heifer with Calf

First Prize               West Wharmley

Second Prize         Paradise

Best Angus x Heifer with Calf

First Prize               Mirlaw House

Second Prize         Paradise

Overall Champion

M/s Foley, Mirlaw House – Limousin

Reserve Champion

M/s Foley, Mirlaw House – British Blue

Best In Calf Heifer

First Prize               Harlow Bower

Second Prize         Harlow Bower

The opening lot was a 5 year old stock bull from Messrs Thompson, Springwell Cottage, Tow Law which took flight and quickly soared for the renowned consignors of top quality store cattle to this centre. The Bull; ‘Barrons Matador’ was strongly fancied and travelled to £4700 eventually selling to another local producer of top quality cattle.    

Bidding for heifer outfits was initially cautious and took some time to warm up however the best of those on offer were quickly in demand and trade for these on a par with that seen at the same sale last year.  The sale topped at £3400 for the Reserve Champion which saw bidding from all corners of the county and was knocked down to Willie & Ryan Walton, Penpeugh, Bardon Mill.  The Champion pair followed next and settled at £3100 to Chris and Andrew Johnston, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley whilst Foley Bros hit Three Thousand for a third outfit at straight money that sold to Hexhamshire cattle showman, Micky Lee, Harwoodshield.  William Tindale, Paradise Farm, Shadforth, Co Durham brought a strong run of breeding cattle to Hexham and enjoyed a smashing trade which topped at £2850 for a smart pair that again sold to high end producers that often feature in store cattle show prize lists at this centre; Messrs Yeats, Wood House, Coanwood. 

Bulls

Limousin – 4700gns Springwell Cottage

Heifers with Calves at foot

Limousin – £3100 Mirlaw House, £2850 Paradise & Mirlaw House, £2800 Mirlaw House (x3) & Paradise, £2700 Mirlaw House, £2600 West Wharmley, Paradise (x2) & Mirlaw House, £2500 Paradise & Mirlaw House, £2400 West Wharmley, £2300 West Wharmley & Mirlaw House, £2200 Paradise, £2000 Paradise Farm (x2)

British Blue – £3400, £3000, £2850, £2650, £2550 (x2), £2500 & £2350 Mirlaw House

Angus -£2300 & £2100 Paradise

Blonde - £2000 Paradise Farm

Charolais - £2500 West Wharmley, £2000 Paradise

In Calf Heifers

A small but select entry of In-calf heifers were forward and demand for these was indeed stronger than last year topping at £2050 for the best from Roy Coe, Intake, Hexham who sold away well with demand from many repeat customers happy with the outcome of previous purchases.  

Limousin - £2050, £1900, £1850 & £1700 Intake Bungalow, £1650 Harlow Bower, £1550 & £1400 Intake Bungalow

British Blue - £1900 Intake Bungalow & Harlow Bower, £1700 & £1550 Harlow Bower

Simmental - £1400 Harlow Bower

Cows with Calves at Foot

Angus – £1160 Moorlaws

Bulling Heifers

British Blue - £1240 & £1180 Oxclose

Limousin - £1100 (x3) Oxclose

Pedigree Breeding Cattle

A production sale of 16 lots from the ‘Wingate Grange’ pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd on behalf of Messrs Chrystal, Wingate Grange Farm was incorporated into the sale and the best offerings found new homes in Northumberland, County Durham and Dumfriesshire peaking at £1950 twice for heifers with smart calves at foot.

Angus Heifers with Calves at Foot – 1950gns (x2), 1900gns (x2) & 1850gns Wingate Grange

Herd Dispersal – G Sedgewick, Ricknall Grange

Hexham and Northern Marts were favoured with instructions to disperse a major portion of the renowned commercial suckler herd from Ricknall Grange, Aycliffe on behalf of Gordon and Julie Sedgewick.

The herd which was established 25 years ago comprised 50 outstanding Limousin x and British Blue x cows with spring born calves at foot and in calf heifers.

The majority of the herd were home bred with many calves with show ring potential.

A tremendous quality herd of cows and calves were shown to perfection and attracted a full ring of local and distant buyers who bid well throughout.

Topping the sale jointly was the first lot of the sale, a Limousin x cow (2017) which Julie had previously shown with a Limousin x steer calf by Hightown Ike which sold for £3600 to M/s H Clark & Son, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley.  Lot two of the day also sold at the joint top price of £3600 for a Limousin x (2017) cow with a Limousin heifer calf by Hightown Ike selling to Tom Vickers, Thornley Hall Farm, Tow Law.

A Limousin x (2015) cow with twin Limousin x heifer calves by Hightown Ikesold at £3300 also to Tom Vickers, Thornley Hall Farm.

A Limousin x (2017) cow with a Limousin x heifer calf by Saunders Imperial sold at £3500 to Alistair Ward, Rogerley Hall.

A Limousin x (2010 cow with a Limousin x heifer calf by Saunders Imperial sold at £3200 to Jonathan Craggs, Sedgefield.

Other leading prices –

Limousin x cows with heifer calves, £3500, £3100, £2900, £2800, £2700

Limousin x cows with steer calves, £2700, £2500

British Blue x cows with steer calves, £2800, £2700, £2600

British Blue x cows with heifer calves £2400 (x2)

Pedigree Pure Limousin cow with Limousin heifer calf sold at £2800

Outstanding British Blue in calf heifers to £2700

Limousin x in calf heifers to £1900

Pure Limousin in calf heifers to £1900, £1800 (x2)

Stock Bulls

Hightown Ike (2013) sold at 4400gns

Saunders Imperial (2013) sold at 4300gns

The Ricknall Grange average was £2337.00

Cows with calves

Limousin - £3600 (x2), £3500, £3300, £3200, £3100, £2900, £2800 (x2), £2700 (x3), £2600, £2500, £2400 (x2), £2300 (x2), £2100 (x3), £1900, £1800 (x3)

British Blue - £2800, £2600, £2400 (x2), £2100, £1800 (x2)

In Calf Cows

Limousin - £1500 & £1450

In Calf Heifers

British Blue - £2700

Limousin - £1900 (x2), £1800 (x2)

Bulls

Limousin – 4400gns & 4300gns

Herd Dispersal – JW Smith-Jackson, High Town

The company was also favoured with instructions to disperse a part reduction of the Autumn Calving portion of the noted Hightown herd on behalf of John and Mandy Smith-Jackson, Haltwhistle.

Leading prices

A British Blue x (2010) cow with a Limousin heifer calf by Hightown Jack sold at £3000

A British Blue (2010) cow with a Limousin x heifer calf also by Hightown Jack sold at £2500

British Blue x (2015) cow with Limousin steer calf £2350

British Blue - £3000, £2500 & £2350

Herd Dispersal – JM & A Robson Ltd, Hepple Whitefield

The final dispersal on the day was that on behalf of Messrs Robson, Hepple Whitefield, Rothbury which saw a tremendous herd of 40 home-bred Angus cross spring calving suckler cows brought to Hexham from the heather-clad Simonside Hills of The Coquet Valley bringing to an end a long a successful career farming Whitefield.

Friends & neighbours turned out in force as well as many others interested in the deep, long square Black cows with useful spring calves at foot which peaked at £2500 for a trademark sort displaying all the modern desirable traits of the breed with a strong steer calf at foot which sold to James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown. Next in the rankings for Messrs Robson was a third calved cow working hard with a strong and well-summered pair of bullock calves at foot that realised £2400 selling to long-standing next door neighbours John & Chris Armstrong, Grasslees, Sharperton.

A small portion of the herd were sold on their own and scanned in-calf and two of these topped at £1400;  the first a 2017 born second calver which sold to Emma Gray, Fallowleas; on the south side of Simonside amid Harwood Forest with another selling a mere few miles further south to Jim & Nicholas Brown, East White Hill, Knowesgate.

Cows with Calves

Angus - £2500, £2400, £2300 (x2), £2150, £2100, £2050 (x3), £2000 (x4), £1950, £1900 (x4), £1850 (x2), £1800, £1750 (x2), £1700 (x2)

Blonde - £1700 (x2)

In Calf Cows

Angus - £1400

In Calf Heifers

Angus - £1520 & £1400

The Company would like to thank all involved with this special annual show sale; vendors, purchasers, sponsor, judge and extend our best wishes to those who entrusted the dispersals to ourselves whilst also sincerely thanking them their support and business in the past.     

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 20th October 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A good entry of butchers’ heifers met a good trade with a fresh face ringside ensuring a sharp trade.

M/s JG Clarkson & Ptns, Elrington Hall sold Limousin x heifers to 247.5p/kg whilst M/ W Patterson & Sons, Halton Red House sold Limousin x heifers to 245.5p/kg

Limousin Heifers – £1288.88 Halton Red House, £1258.18, £1213.27, £1202.85 & £1129.45 Elrington Hall

247.5p Elrington Hall, 245.5p Halton Red House, 236.5p & 230.5p Elrington Hall

Angus Heifers - £1392.50 & 240.5p Halton Red House

Cast Cows & OTM

A large entry of cows but a very plain, lean show on offer with a lot of freshly weaned hill cows forward, with the majority selling between 115-122p/kg

Cows sold to 157.5p/kg for a younger British Blue cow from Mark Armstrong, Harlow Bower.

The better fleshed cows still easily cashed, regularly selling to 131p/kg-155p/kg and more needed for next week.

Limousin – £1092.33 Old Town, £936.26 Dukesfield Hall, £911.43 Low Eshells, £901.43 Colwell Demesne, £894.20 & £878.63 Low Houselope

139.5p Low Houselope, 138.5p Dukesfield Hall, 137.5p Low Houselope, 136.5p Pitland Hills, 127.5p Colwell Demesne, 123.5p Low Eshells & West Kirkheaton, 122.5p The Raw

Angus -£1010.63 South Kirkheaton, £998.20 Old Town, £984.70 South Kirkheaton, £916.21 The Raw, £877.73 Bankfoot, £856.28 South Kirkheaton, £836.08 The Raw

137.5p South Kirkheaton, 132.5p, 128.5p The Raw, 122.5p South Kirkheaton & The Raw

Angus Bull - £1003.35 & 131.5p Aydonshields

British Blue – £1211.08 Errington Red House, £918.22 & £913.50 Harlow Bower, £845.34 Colwell Demesne, £830.13 Pitland Hills

157.5p Harlow Bower, 126.5p South Kirkheaton, 125.5p Errington Red House

Charolais – £967.61 & 125.5p The Brigg

Charolais Bull - £1160.30 & 102.5p Loadman

Simmental – £1027.13 Hedley West, £874.13 Stoop Rigg

129.5p Stoop Rigg, £1245.5p Hedley West

Beef Shorthorn - £1250.22 & 155.5p Blueburn

Saler x - £837.62 Burnbank

Hereford x - £943.53 Risehead, £918.75 Stoop Rigg, £877.37 Risehead

149.5p Haining Head, 122.5p Stoop Rigg

Blue Grey - £830.87 & 143.5p Farneyshield

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

At the weekly sale for Prime Lambs 1936 were forward and selling in line with other centres at about 10p less on the week.  Heavy lambs and plainer lean sorts were easier but best export lambs and good handy weights still very good to sell to a top of £124 (295.2p) for a good pen of Beltex x lambs from John Smith-Jackson, High Town.

Texel x – £111 Little Swinburne, £105 High Salmonswell, £104 Quarry House, £101 Little Swinburne, £100 Camp Hill & Quarry House (x2), £99 West Shields, £98.50 Corneyside, £98 High Salmonswell & High Town, £97.50 & £96.50 Quarry House, £96 Corneyside, The Hope & Quarry House, £95.50 Quarry House, £95 Corneyside, The Hope, Little Swinburne (x2), Moss Barns & Quarry House (x2), £93.50 High Eshells & Old Town, £93 Low Eshells, Low Eshells, The Hope, High Town, Moss Barns & Humber Hill, £92 Moss Barns, £91.50 Great Bavington & Baal Hill, £91 Old Town & Warksfield Head, £90.50 Springwell Cottage & Palm Strothers, £90 Palm Strothers, High Eshells, East Uppertown, West Emsley (x2), New Dotland, Old Town, Red Hemmels & Palm Strothers, £89.50 Dotland Park, Moss Barns & West Shields, £89 Low Eshells, High Town, Great Chesters & West Kirkheaton, £88.50 Aydonshields (x2), Stewartshields Meadow, Springwell Cottage & West Shields, £88  High Eshells, Corneyside, The Hope (x2), Little Swinburne, Stewartshields Meadows, New Dotland, Red Hemmels & Springwell Cottage

258.1p Little Swinburne, 243.9p Camphill, 240p & 234.5p Corneyside, 226.2p  Little Swinburne, 225p Palm Strothers, 224.4p Little Swinburne, 223.3p The Hope, 222.1p Quarry House, 220p West Shields, 219.3p Quarry House, 215.9p Little Swinburne, 215.8p East House, 211.1p The Hope, 209.7p Longlea, 209.5p The Hope (x2), 206.8p Warksfield Head, 205.3p North Cocklake, 204.7p Corneyside, 204.1p Quarry House, 203.7p Willimoteswick, 203.6p South Kirkheaton, 203.4p Dotland Park, 202.5p Palm Strothers, 202.1p Corneyside, 201.3p East House, 200p High Eshells, The Hope, Camphill & Partridge nest, 198.8p East Uppertown, East Newham (x2) & Springwell, 197.9p Quarry House, 197.6p Low Eshells & East House, 197.5p Salmonswell, 196.7p Aydonshields & Stewartshields Meadows, 196.5p China Hall & East Newham, 196.3p High Town, 196.1p Stewartshields Meadow

Dutch Texel x – £108 Willimoteswick, £103 & £97 Burntongues, £94 & £92 Willimoteswick, £90.50 Burntongues, £88 Willimoteswick, £87 & £86 Burntongues

257.1p Willimoteswick, 245.2p, 236.6p & 215p Burntongues, 204.7p Willimoteswick, 200p Willimoteswick & Burntongues, 184.7p Burntongues, 180.4p Willimoteswick, 177.6p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £94 & £93.50 Great Bavington, £93 Baal Hill & West Kirkheaton, £92 Old Town, £91.50 New Dotland, £90.50 Lunns House, £90 Great Bavington & Old Town, £89 New Dotland & Great Bavington, £88.50 Lunns House & Baal Hill, £88 Stewartshields Meadows, £87.50 West Kirkheaton, £87 Lunns House & Colepike, £86 Great Bavington, £85 Fairley

197.6p Bingfield, 194.1p Colepike, 193.5p New Dotland, 193.3p Colepike, 192.9p East House, 191.7p Bingfield, 191.3p Stewartshields Meadows, 191p Salmonswell, 190.2p West Kirkheaton, 187.5p New Dotland, 184.8p Fairley, 184.1p Great Bavington, 183.7p Fairley, 181.8p Lunns House, 180.6p Baal Hill, 180p Middle Heads

Beltex x – £124 & £112 High Town, £108 The Hope, £101 Camphill, £100 Camphill & East Uppertown, £92 Dotland Park, £84 China Hall

295.2p & 280p High Town, 276.9p The Hope, 252.5p Camphill, 243.9p Camphill & East Uppertown, 230p Dotland Park, 200p China Hall

Charollais x – £83 & 197.6p Rosehill

Bleu D’Maine x - £91.50 & 208p Low Staples

Leicester - £84 & 152.7p High Town

Mule –£87 China Hall, £82.50 Warksfield Head, £81 Bulls Hill, £80.50 Stewartshields, £80 Warksfield Head, £78.50 Longlea, £78 Bulls Hill, £77 Hawksteel, £75.50 Rosehill, £73 West Kirkheaton

183p Stewartshields Meadow, 181.8p & 179.4p Warksfield Head, 173.3p Bulls Hill, 167.8p Rosehill, 167.4p Hawksteel, 167p & 166.3p Longlea, 165.3p Bulls Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel - £75 East House

Texel x – £94 East House, £88 Old Town, £80 East House & Old Town

Leicester - £77 East House

Mule – £67 Old Town

Store Cattle "Tow Law Sale" & Store Sheep | Friday 16th October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their special annual ‘Tow Law’ prize show and sale of store cattle and suckled calves; the last such show of the season and offered a sound catalogued entry of 490 head from consignors across County Durham, Northumberland & North Yorkshire.

The prize show was held prior to the sale and kindly sponsored by Yorkshire Bank and Zoetis Animal health and expertly judged by renowned cattle finisher and regular purchaser at Hexham; Mr Les Bainbridge Seamer, Stokesley.  A small but select show of both store cattle and suckled calves were put before the judge and Mr Bainbridge worked swiftly to arrive at his Champions of both sections.

Taking the H H Mews Memorial Cup and the store championship was a super red Limousin cross heifer from a British Blue cross mother from Messrs Short, Ouston, Whitfield whilst the Colin Mitchelson Memorial Plate and The Perpetual Trophy for the Champion suckled calf was presented to Andy Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle.  His first prize British Blue steer looked every inch the champion when stood alongside a strong line up of preliminary class winners and gave the judge; traditionally a heifer finisher, the nicest of dilemma’s as he awarded the championship to the outstanding black and white steer that was a tremendous example of everything a Blue sired calf should be – superior double muscling, a fantastic top line with great locomotion and an outlook to match.

The Reserve Champion suckled calf award went to a sleek black Limmy cross steer from consummate showman and near neighbour to The Thompsons; John Smith-Jackson, High Town, Melkridge and whilst the black bullock was just pipped by the Champion it did itself have the slight edge over the only heifer in the line-up, also a black Limmy from Messrs Watson, Baal Hill, Wolsingham, Weardale.

The company would like to thank all those involved with the show, and indeed all shows this season which have been held under difficult circumstances but always in accordance with strict Covid-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.

Store Steer/Heifer

First Prize               Ouston

Second Prize         Featherwood

Third Prize             Ouston

Overall Champion Store Beast

M/s JRD & JA Short, Ouston

Limousin Steer

First Prize               High Town  

Second Prize         Lands Farm

Third Prize             West Biggens

Limousin Heifer

First Prize               Baal Hill

Second Prize         East Unthank

Third Prize              West Biggens

Other Continental x Steer

First Prize               East Unthank

Overall Champion Suckled Calf

M/s WD & B Thompson, East Unthank

Reserve Champion Suckled Calf

M/s JW Smith-Jackson, High Town

With the formalities of the show taken care of the sale proper began with a good entry of older, forward sorts which sold to a top of £1420 for a shapely red heifer from Messrs Cuthbert, Wingates South with great cover and length.  The Morpeth based family sold 9 well-bred and sought after heifers on the day which returned a well-deserved £1210 throughout.

Stronger Limousin steers sold well to a top of £1365 from Messrs Wilkinson, Ridley Stokoe, Falstone and the North Tyne producers sold 8 steers on the day to average £1181 whlist Graeme Clarkson, Elrington in the South Tyne valley peaked at £1355 for twelve which averaged a newsworthy £1270 throughout.

Charolais cross steers peaked at £1340 twice from Ian Thornton, Hay-a-Park and the regular consignor from Knaresborough enjoyed a level trade for seventeen strong bullocks that returned at just short of twelve hundred to average £1199 per head.

Two thirds of the catalogue were made up of yearling and younger types from the hills and dales of Durham & Northumberland and following on from the blistering trade 24 hours earlier at the ‘Beliingham’ sale the auctioneers are pleased to report that the same levels were maintained for very similar types on this day.

The champion calf led the trade of the younger cattle and sold well to the judge at £1320 whilst Messrs Thompson also sold heifers at the same age to £1190 and averaged £1102 for 6 sold in total. 

Ken and John Robinson, Warksfieldhead came forward with their annual consignment to this sale and the well-bred Limousin yearling calves sold at a pace to £1100 for steers and £1090 for heifers to average £1009 for 12 steers and 8 heifers sold on the day.

The Roman wall based Ballantyne Family, Cowburnrigg proved that quality sells at Hexham no matter the ballot position and buyers stuck to the ringside til later in the day to chase their best Limousin cross heifer with style and shape to a near-sale-topping £1400 with their six tremendous types averaging a commendable £1233 from top to bottom.

With buyers still keen for cattle the auctioneers would be pleased to hear from any producers with cattle yet to be sold, in particular any native breed types for the dedicated monthly sale next week and similarly any spring born, suckler calves for the second special sale of such types which will take place on the 13th of November.  Entries should be directed to any of our auctioneers or to the Mart Offices on 01434 605444 by 11am each Monday for inclusion on the weekly catalogue.

Leading Prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1250, £1220 & £1215 Whins Farm

Angus x steers – £1160 (x2), £1080 & £1030 Meldon Lane House, £960 Meldon Lane House & Cornsay Collierley, £950 Cornsay Collierley

Angus x heifers – £1240, £1200, £1150, £1090, £970 & £960 Meldon Lane House

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1365 Ridley Stokoe, £1355 & £1270 Elrington Hall, £1260 Hay A Park (x2), £1255 Ridley Stokoe, £1250 Elrington Hall, £1245 Ridley Stokoe, £1220 New Acres, £1200 & £1180 Hay A Park, £1170 Elrington Hall & Hay A Park, £1140 Hay A Park (x2) & Ridley Stokoe, £1115 Ridley Stokoe, £1100 Ridley Stokoe, £1040 Hay A Park, £1030 Featherwood, £960 High Alderheads

Charolais x steers – £1340 (x2) Hay A Park, £1320 Whins Farm, £1260 Whins Farm & Hay A Park, £1250 Whins Farm, £1235 & £1120 Hay A Park, £990 & £960 Harewalls, £930 Woodlands

Angus x steers – £1300, £1230 & £1200 Allendale Farm, £1195 & £1180 Church Farm, £1150 Allendale Farm, £1090, £1080 (x2) & £1060 Church Farm, £950 Collierley

Limousin x heifers - £1420 Wingates South, £1290 Lunns House, £1280 Lunns House & Wingates South, £1270 Lunns House, £1240 East Uppertown, £1235 Lunns House & Wingates South, £1210 Colwell Demesne, £1200 Lunns House, Wingates South & New Acres, £1190 Wingates South, £1170 Cowburn Rigg, £1145 East Uppertown, £1120 Lunns House & Colwell Demesne, £1110 Lunns House, £1105 Camphill, £1100 Featherwood, £1090 Featherwood (x3) & Ridley Stokoe, £1065 Lunns House, £1050 Wingates South, £1040 & £1030 Colwell Demesne, £1005 Ouston, £1000 Wingates South & Ouston, £990 Colwell Demesne, £980 Stotsfold, £950 Featherwood, £940 Colwell Demesne, £920 Burmoor, £900 Colwell Demesne, £890 Ridley Stokoe

Charolais x heifers – £1030 Thornley Hall Farm

British Blue x heifers – £1255 & £1220 Camphill

Angus x heifers – £1200 East Uppertown, £1030 High Barns, £1015, £990 & £920 Kirkley Hall, £900 East Uppertown, £890 Kirkley Hall

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – 1230 Dukesfield Hall, £1215 New Acres, £1175 Elrington Hall, £1155 Stotsfold, £1150 High Town, £1120 Lands Farm, £1110 Brokenheugh, £1105 Brokenheugh & Hole Farm, £1100 Warksfield Head & High Town, £1090 Warksfield Head, £1075 Ouston, £1070 Warksfield Head & Broomhall, £1065 Brokenheugh, £1060 Brokenheugh & Dukesfield Hall, £1055 Lands Farm & Hole Farm, £1050 Stotsfold, £1045 Warksfield Head, £1040 Brokenheugh, £1035 (x2) & £1025 Warksfield Head, £1020 Stotsfold, Hole Farm & Longlea, £1010 Warksfield Head, £1000 Lands Farm & Pitland Hills, £990 Warksfield Head & Longlea, £980 High Alderheads, £970 Fairspring, £960 West Biggens & Dukesfield Hall, £955 Longlea, £945 Fairspring, £930 Ouston & Fairspring, £920 Warksfield Head, £915 Dyke Nook, £900 Comb Hills, Lands Farm & Longlea

Charolais x steers – £1290, £1160, £1150 & £1100 Hay A Park, £1065 Thornley Hall Farm, £1050 Tedcastle, £1030 Harewalls & Horncastle, £1020 Tedcastle, £1010 Horncastle, £990 Throp Hill, £980 Harewalls, £970 Throp Hill, £940 & £930 Horncastle

British Blue x steers – £1200 High Town, £1145 Camphill, £990 & £955 Woodlands

Angus x steers – £1170 & £1090 High Barns, £1085, £1070, £1040 & £1030 Church Farm, £990 Collierley, £985 Throp Hill, £920 High Barns, £905 Burmoor

Limousin x heifers - £1400 Cowburn Rigg, £1310 Ouston, £1260 Cowburn Rigg, £1200 Brokenheugh, £1200 Cowburn Rigg, £1190 Middle Heads (x2), £1155 Pitland Hills, £1145 Ouston, £1120 & £1095 Dukesfield Hall, £1090 Warksfield Head, £1070 Comb Hills & Stotsfold, £1040 Ouston, £1020 Middle Heads, £1010 East Unthank & Pitland Hills, £995 Hole Farm, £990 New Acres, Stotsfold & Brokenheugh, £980 Stotsfold & Warksfield Head, £975 Dyke Nook, £965 Lands Farm & Burmoor, £960 Longlea & Featherwood, £950 Warksfield Head (x2), £945 Tedcastle, £940 Lands Farm, £920 Tedcastle, £915 Warksfield Head & West Biggens, £900 Camphill (x2), £890 Featherwood & Dyke Nook, £880 Featherwood, Thornley Hall Farm, Comb Hills & Ouston

Charolais x heifers – £930 Thornley Hall, £900 Horncastle (x2) & Blue Gables, £890 Allendale Farm, £885 Horncastle, £880 Woodlands

British Blue x heifers – £1160, £1070, £1010, £980 & £950 Camphill

Angus x heifers – £1095 High Barns

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1110 West Biggens, £1085 East Unthank, £1045 Pitland Hills, £1040 & £1030 West Biggens, £1025 Featherwood, £1020 Lands Farm, £1000 Baal Hill & Dyke Nook (x2), £980 Longlea, £975 & £970 Baal Hill, £955 Dyke Nook, £950 (x2), £920 (x2) & £905 Baal Hill, £900 Baal Hill & West Biggens, £890 Baal Hill, £885 Round Meadows, £875 Burmoor

British Blue x steers – £1320 East Unthank, £955 West Biggens

Limousin x heifers - £1190 East Unthank, £1180 Baal Hill, £1010 West Biggens & East Unthank, £1000 East Unthank, £995 Longlea, £960 Round Meadows, £935 Baal Hill, £930 Lands Farm & West Biggens, £915 Baal Hill (x2), £910 Pitland Hills, £880 Baal Hill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of Cast Ewes and Rams sold to a large ring of buyers with 19 active purchasers ringside.

Best end of ewes still sold to high rates topping at £130 from Mr JSA Dodds, High House.

A pen of seven from DE Wilkinson Partners, Ridley Stokoe sold to £128

Feeding ewes in strong demand again exceeding many expectations.

More wanted for next week.  Contact Jack on 07739440457 for entries and enquiries.

Texel – £114 Ridley Stokoe, £90 Chattlehope

Texel x – £130 Milbourne High House, £128 Ridley Stokoe, £127 Ochrelands, £124 Bulls Hill, £120 Fell Lane, £106 East Broomshiels & Milbourne High House, £100 Grange House, Demesne & Ridley Stokoe, £99 Grange House, £96 Milbourne High House, £94 West Heddon, £93 Ridley Stokoe, £92 Delight Farm & High Fotherley, £90 Sunny Farm, £89 High Baulk & St Oswalds, £88 Milbourne High House & Prospect Grange, £87 East Broomshiels & West Heddon, £86.50 Cockhall, £85 Ridley Stokoe

Suffolk x – £99 Ridley Stokoe, £98 Milbourne High House, £95 Delight Farm, £92 Fell Lane, £89 Delight Farm & South Kirkheaton, £88 Burnhope Flatts,

Beltex - £88 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester - £101 Middle Horsleyhope, £100 Carry House, £90 & £88 Camphill

Cheviot x– £68 Lynnshield

Cheviot Mule – £71 West Heddon

Mule – £80 Red House, £74 High Baulk, £72 Bellingham Demesne & Broomhall, £70.50 Rugley Walls, £70 Stone Stile & Grange House, £69.50 Nettlesworth West, £69 Grange House & Lilswood Cottage

Blackface – £60 Carrycoats, £59 Hepple Whitefield, £56 Broomhall, £55 Carry House

Swaledale – £55 Stobby Lea, £54Red House, Low Bleakhope & Woodhall, £49 Kingswood & Buckshot

Store Lambs

An increased entry again this week with 5511 catalogued store lambs with a lot more Hill and Mule lambs forward this week.  With more lambs forward, more potential purchasers for the Mules and Hill lambs present this week ensured a tremendous trade throughout.

Suffolk and Continental x lambs maintained last week’s high rates with many of the larger lambs selling in excess of £86.

As previously mentioned, hill lambs very easy to sell with Blackface lambs selling to £80 from Mr JT Elder, Pottsdurtrees and Cheviot lambs from M/s W&J Mews, Glendue Farm selling to £87.50.  A great run of Swaledale lambs, from the retiring Mr CJ Litt, Paradise Farm, sold to a high of £57.50.  Mule lambs were an absolute flyer with Mr Ian Potts, Redburn, Rookhope selling his usual stamp of lambs to £90.  A fantastic entry of 1100 Mule lambs had an overall average of £71.24!

Beltex x lambs dominated the highest prices again this week with M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope selling a fantastic pen to £122.  M/s TR&EA Milburn, Wallend Farm returned to the Hexham ring to sell a pen of nine lambs to £120

Texel - £111 Glendue, £110, £109 & £100 Chapel House, £99 Buckshot, £94 Chapel House

Texel x – £112 Fell Lane, £95 Buckshot, £94 Fell Lane, £92 Peel Flatt, £91 Girsonfield, £90 West House Farm, Fell Lane & Ochrelands (x2), £89 Loadman & Loanend, £86.50 Girsonfield, Normans Riding & Longlea Cartington, £86 Chesterwood, Homilton & Cornhills, £85.50 Normans Riding, £85 Loadman & Glendue (x2), £84 Westburnhope, Yetlington Lane & Homilton, £83.50 Brieredge & Fell Lane, £83 Loadman, West House Farm & Longlea Cartington

Dutch Texel x - £110 & £104 Little Swinburne, £101 Willimoteswick, £98 Little Swinburne, £96 & £90 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £86.50 Piatroon, £86 Causey Burn & North Penny Hill, £85.50 Merryshields, £85 Laburnum Cottage & Birtley Old School, £84 Redesmouth, £83 Black Hedley, £82 Nackshivan (x2), £81 Low Huntwell, £80 Lynnshield

Beltex x - £122 Middle Horsleyhope, £120 Wallend, £117 Middle Horsleyhope, £114 Wallend, £110 & £108 Middle Horsleyhope, £100 Gordon House, £97 Wallend, £96 Gordon House, £94 Gordon House & Birchcraig

Zwartbles – £72.50 & £72 Three Farms

Kerry Hill - £67 & £58.50 Three Farms

Ryeland - £45 Peel Flatt

Cheviot x - £80 Lynnshield, £71.50 North Churchlands, £70.50 Bellshiel, £69 The Dudlees, £65 Brieredge

Cheviot Mule – £87.50 Glendue, £70 Felton Demesne

Mule – £90 Redburn, £85 Lilswood, £84 Bellingham Demesne & Redburn, £81 Coatlith, £79 Lilswood Cottage, £77.50 Longlea, £77 Pottsdurtrees, £76 Paradise Farm & Allenheads Farm, £74 Brinkburnhope & Westburnhope, £73.50 Townfoot, £73 Westburnhope & The Uplands

Blackface – £80 Pottsdurtrees, £74.50 (x2) Featherwood, £67.50 The Dudlees, £63 Pottsdurtrees & The Dudlees, £62 Cleughfoot & Featherwood, £61.50 Featherwood, £61 Pottsdurtrees & Grasslees

Swaledale - £57.50 Paradise Farm, £51.50 Low Acton, £49.50 Newshield, £47.50 Paradise Farm, £45.50 Grange Farm, £43.50 Agars Hill, £42 Stobby Lea & Low Bleakhope

Store Cattle "Bellingham Sale" | Thursday 15th October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual special ‘Bellingham’ prize show and sale of spring born suckled calves and catalogued a superb entry of 981 calves from noted annual consignors from across Northumberland, County Durham & Cumbria. 

The prize show was conducted prior to the sale and was kindly sponsored by Carrs-Billington Agriculture, Zoetis Animal Health & The British Limousin Cattle Society. Presiding as master judge was regular purchaser at this sale Mr Adam Steele, Steeley Farm, Satley, County Durham who was presented with no fewer than Thirty-Eight fantastic calves; the majority Limousin cross, within five preliminary classes that many commented on as being one of the finest shows of calves to be seen at this centre.

After considerable deliberation, including a class of thirteen Limmy cross heifers the judge was faced with his class winners and in a repeat of the 2019 result awarded both the Championship and The Michael Walton Perpetual Silver Challenge Cup as well as the Reserve Champion rosette to Eric Armstrong, Harlow Bower, Whitfield.  The Championship was won by a fantastic red Limousin cross bullock bred from the same cow on Harlow Bower as the 2019 heifer champion and standing as a worthy reserve was a stylish black heifer calf, from a British Blue cross Friesian mother; the suckler cow breed of choice for Mr Armstrong who figures highly with both his show calves and commercial offering at this sale every year.

The show was conducted following strict Covid-19 guidelines and the company would like to thank all involved for their efforts and participation during these unprecedented times. 

The pair were brought forward to the sale ring at 12 Noon and both were met with an air of anticipation; the champion going on to sell for £1150 only to be trumped by the heifer reserve which with the option of being brought out as a cow sold for £1180, both calves being purchased by the judge who backed his decisions on both counts.   

Prize Show

4 Continental x Steers

First Prize               Willimoteswick

Single Limousin x Steer

First Prize               Harlow Bower

Second Prize         Willimoteswick

Single Limousin x Heifer

First Prize               Harlow Bower

Second Prize         Harwood Shield

Best Continental x Steer

First Prize               Willimoteswick

Second Prize         Morley Hill

Best Continental x Heifer

First Prize               Morley Hill

Second Prize         Morley Hill

Overall Champion Calf

Mr E Armstrong, Harlow Bower – Limousin Steer

Reserve Champion Calf

Mr E Armstrong, Harlow Bower – Limousin Heifer

With a larger entry on the year and considerable buyer interest in the run up to sale day it had been noticeable that increased use of social media as a promotional tool by both consignors and auctioneers alike had a hugely positive effect as a means of highlighting the quality of cattle available at this sale which in turn drew a good company to the ringside.

Run after run of exceptionally well-bred suckled calves were presented and found new homes both locally, within the region and further-a-field all over the UK.  The majority of consignors reported considerable lifts on last years trade; one delighted return vendor quoting a £222 increase on his 2019 average. 

Throughout the entire day the best bullocks and heifers of each offering regularly exceeded four figures with the sale peaking at £1220 for a sublime Blue cross heifer from Messrs Lee, Morley Hill.  The Whitfield based family farming operation then followed with another at £1200; both and several more being bought by high-end father and son finishers from Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Messrs Lee went on to average a noteworthy £1013 for 22 steers and 20 heifers at 6-8 months of age.

Outwith the show winners steers on the day peaked at £1140 for a cracking bullock from The Reed Brothers, Dyke Nook, Carrshield for a super shapely Limmy at 7 months with three more selling at £1130; one from George Walton, Allensgreen, Bardon Mill and a pair from the aforementioned Morley Hill.

Firmly cemented as the leading sale of spring born suckled calves in the region at this time of year the sale saw no fewer than one hundred and fourteen lots exceed four figures; thirteen of which surpassed £1100 with three more hitting £1200 or more. In short a fantastic trade was seen throughout and with highlights a-plenty and far too numerous to mention in their entirety the sale average lifted a colossal £123 per head on the year.

Leading prices;

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1150 Harlow Bower, £1140 Dyke Nook, £1130 Allensgreen & Morley Hill, £1120 Hole Farm & The Laws, £1100 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick (x2), Dyke Nook & Cleughfoot, £1095 & £1085 The Laws, £1080 Ealingham, Beamwham, Hole Farm & The Laws, £1075 Cleughfoot (x2) & Crowhall, £1070 The Laws & Morley Hill (x2), £1065 Morley Hill, £1060 Willimoteswick, Woodhall, Low Carriteth & Allensgreen, £1055 Woodhall & Crowhall, £1050 Shilmoor (JC), Dene House, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick, Woodhall (x3) & Hole Farm, £1035 The Laws, £1030 Harlow Bower, Crowhall & Penpeugh, £1025 Dyke Nook, £1020 Colwell Demesne, £1005 Cleughfoot, £1000 Linacres, Dyke Nook, Cleughfoot & Colwell Demesne, £990 Willimoteswick, Linacres, Beamwham, Hole Farm & Monk Farm, £975 Willimoteswick, £970 West Wharmley, £960 Haggate & Nilston Rigg, £950 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick, Hole Farm & Stone Stile, £945 Stone Stile & Colwell Demesne, £940 Harlow Bower, Glower Oer Him, Cleughfoot (x2) & Stone Stile, £935 Nilston Rigg & Penpeugh, £930 Harlow Bower, Glower Oer Him, The Laws & Nilston Rigg, £925 Crowhall, £920 Crowhall, Penpeugh & Stone Stile, £910 Harlow Bower, Mains Rigg, Cleughfoot, Allensgreen & Crowhall, £905 Dene House & The Laws

Charolais x steers – £1075 West Wharmley, £1060 & £1040 Ridley Farm, £1020 The Raw, £1000 West Wharmley, £970 The Raw, £920 West Wharmley, £915 The Raw, £910 West Wharmley, £870 West Wharmley & Ridley Farm, £860 West Wharmley, The Raw & Ridley Farm, £850 The Raw (x2)

British Blue x steers – £1080 Willimoteswick & Morley Hill (x4), £1070 & £1060 Morley Hill, £1050 (x2) & £1045 Woodhall, £1040 Willimoteswick, £1020 Woodhall

Angus x steers – £990 Yatesfield, £950 The Raw, £910 Yatesfield, £880 The Raw

Limousin x heifers - £1200 Colwell Demesne, £1180 Harlow Bower, £1120 The Laws, £1070 Woodhall & Cleughfoot, £1060 & £1050 Harlow Bower, £1040 Harwood Shield, £1030 Monk Farm, £1020 Woodhall, £1005 Hole Farm & The Laws, £1000 Nilston Rigg (x2), £990 Morley Hill, £985 Glower Oer Him & Nilston Rigg, £970 Harlow Bower & Crowhall, £965 Glower Oer Him, £960 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Beamwham & Colwell Demesne, £955 Morley Hill, £950 Glower Oer Him, Morley Hill & Nilston Rigg, £945 Glower Oer Him & Cleughfoot, £940 Willimoteswick, Dyke Nook, Morley Hill & Penpeugh, £935 Willimoteswick, Paradise & Mains Rigg, £930 Dene House & Penpeugh, £925 Ealingham & The Laws, £915 Morley Hill & Crowhall (x2), £910 Beamwham, £905 Linacres, The Laws & Stone Stile, £900 Willimoteswick, Paradise, Allensgreen & Woodhall (x2)895 Ealingham, £890 Glower Oer Him, Cleughfoot, Nilston Rigg & Stone Stile, £870 Burnbank, Nilston Rigg & Colwell Demesne, £865 Crowhall & Featherwood, £860 Paradise, Ouston & Colwell Demesne, £855 Ouston, £850 Burnbank & Woodhall

Charolais x heifers – £935 The Raw, £905 West Wharmley, £900 Ridley Farm, £880 West Wharmley, £870 The Raw

British Blue x heifers – £1220, £1200 & £1155 Morley Hill, £1050, £990 & £970 Woodhall, £960, £930 (x2) & £860 Morley Hill

Store Cattle "Bellingham Sale" | Thursday 15th October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual special ‘Bellingham’ prize show and sale of spring born suckled calves and catalogued a superb entry of 981 calves from noted annual consignors from across Northumberland, County Durham & Cumbria. 

The prize show was conducted prior to the sale and was kindly sponsored by Carrs-Billington Agriculture, Zoetis Animal Health & The British Limousin Cattle Society. Presiding as master judge was regular purchaser at this sale Mr Adam Steele, Steeley Farm, Satley, County Durham who was presented with no fewer than Thirty-Eight fantastic calves; the majority Limousin cross, within five preliminary classes that many commented on as being one of the finest shows of calves to be seen at this centre.

After considerable deliberation, including a class of thirteen Limmy cross heifers the judge was faced with his class winners and in a repeat of the 2019 result awarded both the Championship and The Michael Walton Perpetual Silver Challenge Cup as well as the Reserve Champion rosette to Eric Armstrong, Harlow Bower, Whitfield.  The Championship was won by a fantastic red Limousin cross bullock bred from the same cow on Harlow Bower as the 2019 heifer champion and standing as a worthy reserve was a stylish black heifer calf, from a British Blue cross Friesian mother; the suckler cow breed of choice for Mr Armstrong who figures highly with both his show calves and commercial offering at this sale every year.

The show was conducted following strict Covid-19 guidelines and the company would like to thank all involved for their efforts and participation during these unprecedented times. 

The pair were brought forward to the sale ring at 12 Noon and both were met with an air of anticipation; the champion going on to sell for £1150 only to be trumped by the heifer reserve which with the option of being brought out as a cow sold for £1180, both calves being purchased by the judge who backed his decisions on both counts.   

Prize Show

4 Continental x Steers

First Prize               Willimoteswick

Single Limousin x Steer

First Prize               Harlow Bower

Second Prize         Willimoteswick

Single Limousin x Heifer

First Prize               Harlow Bower

Second Prize         Harwood Shield

Best Continental x Steer

First Prize               Willimoteswick

Second Prize         Morley Hill

Best Continental x Heifer

First Prize               Morley Hill

Second Prize         Morley Hill

Overall Champion Calf

Mr E Armstrong, Harlow Bower – Limousin Steer

Reserve Champion Calf

Mr E Armstrong, Harlow Bower – Limousin Heifer

With a larger entry on the year and considerable buyer interest in the run up to sale day it had been noticeable that increased use of social media as a promotional tool by both consignors and auctioneers alike had a hugely positive effect as a means of highlighting the quality of cattle available at this sale which in turn drew a good company to the ringside.

Run after run of exceptionally well-bred suckled calves were presented and found new homes both locally, within the region and further-a-field all over the UK.  The majority of consignors reported considerable lifts on last years trade; one delighted return vendor quoting a £222 increase on his 2019 average. 

Throughout the entire day the best bullocks and heifers of each offering regularly exceeded four figures with the sale peaking at £1220 for a sublime Blue cross heifer from Messrs Lee, Morley Hill.  The Whitfield based family farming operation then followed with another at £1200; both and several more being bought by high-end father and son finishers from Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Messrs Lee went on to average a noteworthy £1013 for 22 steers and 20 heifers at 6-8 months of age.

Outwith the show winners steers on the day peaked at £1140 for a cracking bullock from The Reed Brothers, Dyke Nook, Carrshield for a super shapely Limmy at 7 months with three more selling at £1130; one from George Walton, Allensgreen, Bardon Mill and a pair from the aforementioned Morley Hill.

Firmly cemented as the leading sale of spring born suckled calves in the region at this time of year the sale saw no fewer than one hundred and fourteen lots exceed four figures; thirteen of which surpassed £1100 with three more hitting £1200 or more. In short a fantastic trade was seen throughout and with highlights a-plenty and far too numerous to mention in their entirety the sale average lifted a colossal £123 per head on the year.

Leading prices;

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1150 Harlow Bower, £1140 Dyke Nook, £1130 Allensgreen & Morley Hill, £1120 Hole Farm & The Laws, £1100 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick (x2), Dyke Nook & Cleughfoot, £1095 & £1085 The Laws, £1080 Ealingham, Beamwham, Hole Farm & The Laws, £1075 Cleughfoot (x2) & Crowhall, £1070 The Laws & Morley Hill (x2), £1065 Morley Hill, £1060 Willimoteswick, Woodhall, Low Carriteth & Allensgreen, £1055 Woodhall & Crowhall, £1050 Shilmoor (JC), Dene House, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick, Woodhall (x3) & Hole Farm, £1035 The Laws, £1030 Harlow Bower, Crowhall & Penpeugh, £1025 Dyke Nook, £1020 Colwell Demesne, £1005 Cleughfoot, £1000 Linacres, Dyke Nook, Cleughfoot & Colwell Demesne, £990 Willimoteswick, Linacres, Beamwham, Hole Farm & Monk Farm, £975 Willimoteswick, £970 West Wharmley, £960 Haggate & Nilston Rigg, £950 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick, Hole Farm & Stone Stile, £945 Stone Stile & Colwell Demesne, £940 Harlow Bower, Glower Oer Him, Cleughfoot (x2) & Stone Stile, £935 Nilston Rigg & Penpeugh, £930 Harlow Bower, Glower Oer Him, The Laws & Nilston Rigg, £925 Crowhall, £920 Crowhall, Penpeugh & Stone Stile, £910 Harlow Bower, Mains Rigg, Cleughfoot, Allensgreen & Crowhall, £905 Dene House & The Laws

Charolais x steers – £1075 West Wharmley, £1060 & £1040 Ridley Farm, £1020 The Raw, £1000 West Wharmley, £970 The Raw, £920 West Wharmley, £915 The Raw, £910 West Wharmley, £870 West Wharmley & Ridley Farm, £860 West Wharmley, The Raw & Ridley Farm, £850 The Raw (x2)

British Blue x steers – £1080 Willimoteswick & Morley Hill (x4), £1070 & £1060 Morley Hill, £1050 (x2) & £1045 Woodhall, £1040 Willimoteswick, £1020 Woodhall

Angus x steers – £990 Yatesfield, £950 The Raw, £910 Yatesfield, £880 The Raw

Limousin x heifers - £1200 Colwell Demesne, £1180 Harlow Bower, £1120 The Laws, £1070 Woodhall & Cleughfoot, £1060 & £1050 Harlow Bower, £1040 Harwood Shield, £1030 Monk Farm, £1020 Woodhall, £1005 Hole Farm & The Laws, £1000 Nilston Rigg (x2), £990 Morley Hill, £985 Glower Oer Him & Nilston Rigg, £970 Harlow Bower & Crowhall, £965 Glower Oer Him, £960 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Beamwham & Colwell Demesne, £955 Morley Hill, £950 Glower Oer Him, Morley Hill & Nilston Rigg, £945 Glower Oer Him & Cleughfoot, £940 Willimoteswick, Dyke Nook, Morley Hill & Penpeugh, £935 Willimoteswick, Paradise & Mains Rigg, £930 Dene House & Penpeugh, £925 Ealingham & The Laws, £915 Morley Hill & Crowhall (x2), £910 Beamwham, £905 Linacres, The Laws & Stone Stile, £900 Willimoteswick, Paradise, Allensgreen & Woodhall (x2)895 Ealingham, £890 Glower Oer Him, Cleughfoot, Nilston Rigg & Stone Stile, £870 Burnbank, Nilston Rigg & Colwell Demesne, £865 Crowhall & Featherwood, £860 Paradise, Ouston & Colwell Demesne, £855 Ouston, £850 Burnbank & Woodhall

Charolais x heifers – £935 The Raw, £905 West Wharmley, £900 Ridley Farm, £880 West Wharmley, £870 The Raw

British Blue x heifers – £1220, £1200 & £1155 Morley Hill, £1050, £990 & £970 Woodhall, £960, £930 (x2) & £860 Morley Hill

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 14th October 2020

Scots Gap Primestock

Scots Gap Mart sold 568 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale.  Trade was maintained at the previous weeks rates with the majority of lambs carrying considerable rainwater topping at £97.50 for heavyweight Texel lambs from Eddie Robson, High Baulk and at 210p/kg for ten super smart Texel crosses from Richard Thornton, Cornhills.  Mules sold to £83 and 193p/kg from Nicky Brown, East White Hill.

A useful show of well fleshed cast sheep peaked at £112 for Texel ewes from Adam Thompson, The Fawns with two other similar pairs both selling to £106 from Cornhills

Prime Lambs

Texel x - £97.50 High Baulk, £97 & £96.50 Rugley Walls, £96 Cornhills & Chesters, £95.50 Rugley Walls & High Baulk, £94.50 Cornhills, £94 Broomhall, £93.50 Tosson Tower, £92.50 & £92 Cornhills, £91.50 Tosson Tower & Broomhall, £90 Dykehead, Forestburngate & Broomhall

210.2p Cornhills, 201.2p Chesters, 196.4p Dykehead, 195.7p Dykehead & Broomhall, 195.6p Tosson Tower, 194.7p Tosson Tower & Broomhall, 193.5p Chesterhope, 193.3p & 193p Catreen, 192p Chesters, 191.3p Harnham, 191.1p The Hott, 191p Rugley Walls, 190.9p Fairspring, 190.8p Tosson Tower, 190.3p Swarland Home Farm

Suffolk x - £95.50 East White Hills & Broomhall, £94 & £93.50 Rugley Walls, £90 Forestburngate

191p East White Hill, 187p Rugley Walls, 184.8p East White Hill

Mule - £83 East White Hill, £80.50 Low Chesterhope

193p East White Hill, 191.7p Low Chesterhope

Blackface - £75 Low Chesterhope

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x Ewes - £112 The Fawns, 106 (x2) Cornhills, £105 The Fawns, £100 Brinkburn Newhouses, £90 The Fawns, £89 Barrasford Green, £88 Harnham, £87 & £86 Chesters, £85.50 The Fawns & Broomhall (x2), £85 Chesters

Cheviot x Ewes - £70 Barrasford Green (x2)

Cheviot Mule Ewes -£83.50 & £81.50 Barrasford Green

Mule Ewes - £75 Brinkburn Newhouses, £70 Chesters

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 13th October 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A nice entry of clean cattle this week with a new butcher present for light weight heifers.

M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House sold Limousin x heifers to 230.5p/kg

Angus heifers from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold to 209.5p/kg to Tony Green, Penshaw.

Limousin Heifers – £1275.89 Middle Heads, £1205.75 & £1198.60 Barker House

230.5p & 227.5p Barker House, 175.5p Middle Heads

Charolais Heifers – £1329, £1293.31 & £1221.88 Flotterton

228.5p, 221.5p & 195.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1265.42, £1185.77 & £1171.77 Flotterton

209.5p, 208.5p & 201.5p Flotterton

Young Bulls

Limousin - £1085.98 & 179.5p Warksfield Head

Cast Cows & OTM

More cast cattle forward with it being the time of year when cows come in.  Trade followed the national trend and would be slightly easier on the week.  The best of cows still sold very well with Mrs I Burn T/A JA & I Burn, Grange Houses selling a tremendous Limousin x cow for £1465.63.  Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm sold a Pure Limousin Cow to 173.5p/kg

Limousin – £1465.63 Grange House, £1367.18 Glebe Farm, £1104.60 Elrington Hall, £1081.13 Lunns House, £1010.10 White House Birtley, £952.88 Dukesfield Hall, £950.60 Little Swinburne, £939.03 The Laws, £882.27 Dukesfield Hall, £880.60 Ridley Stokoe

173.5p Glebe Farm, 167.5p Grange House, 164.5p Hudspeth, 139.5p Lunns House, 138.5p The Laws, East Uppertown & Dukesfield Hall, 136.5p White House Birtley, 131.5p Elrington Hall

Limousin Bulls - £979.33 & 107.5p Ridley Stokoe

Angus -£1288.51 High Fotherley£1157.88 South Hallington, £1122.62 Old Town, £941.80 Hedley West

147.5p South Hallington, 138.5p Hedley West, 134.5p High Fotherley

British Blue – £1296.53 Warksfield Hall, £1045.43 Lunns House

158.5p Warksfield Head

Charolais - £927.83 & 133.5p Throp Hill

Simmental - £959.62 Warksfield Head, £953.61 High Fotherley

140.5p Warksfield Head, 134.5p High Fotherley

Luing -120.5p Ridley Stokoe

British Friesian - £787.20 & 102.5p Hedley West

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward on the week (1819) and whilst not quite as good a show with more heavier lambs, and the majority having had a wet night, the overall average was still 2p better.

Best lambs still getting a premium with Beltex x to £112 from West Moorhouses and 281.1p from The Hope.  Texel crosses also to £112 from Great Chesters (253.7p.  The overall average was £90.86 per head.

Texel x – £112 Great Chesters, £104 The Hope, Little Swinburne & St Oswalds, £100 St Oswalds & Nilston Rigg, £99 Little Swinburne, Barker House & Warksfield Head, £98 Fell Lane, Camphill & Nilston Rigg, £97.50 Baal Hill, £97 High Eshells, The Hope, Little Swinburne & Errington Red House, £96.50 High Eshells, Great Chesters & Thockrington, £96 Errington, East Newham, Fell Lane, Milbourne Town Farm, Great Bavington & Flotterton, £95.50 Moralees & Barker House, £95 High Eshells, The Hope, Little Swinburne (x2), Hedley Park, Errington, Burntongues, Camphill, Thockrington, Old Town & Linacres, £94.50 Satley, Low Eshells (x4), Great Chesters & Camphill

254.6 Great Chesters, 253.7p The Hope, 243.9p St Oswalds, 241.9p Little Swinburne & St Oswalds, 236.6p Errington Red House, 231p Little Swinburne, 230.2p Warksfield Head & Little Swinburne, 227.9p Nilston Rigg, 227.5p Linacres, 226.8p Fell Lane, 222.5p Grange House & East Newham, 220.9p Little Swinburne, 220p North Cocklake, 218.6p The Hope, 216.3p North Cocklake, 215.6p The Hope, 214.6p East House, 211.9p East Uppertown, 211.1p Linacres, 210.7p Riding Farm, 209.3p St Oswalds & Camphill, 208.7p Milbourne Town Farm & Flotterton, 208.3p East House, 207.3p Errington Red House, 207.1p Moralees, 206.8p Barker House, 206.7p Little Swinburne, 206.5p Little Swinburne & The Hope, 206.1p Hedley Park, 206p Moralees

Dutch Texel x – £103 & £89.50 Burntongues

251.2p & 223.8p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £101.50 Thockrington, £97.50 Baal Hill, £97 Steel Hall & Great Bavington, £96.50 Thockrington (x2), £95.50 Great Bavington, £95 Thockrington & Great Bavington, £94.50 & £93 (x2) Great Bavington, £92 Steel Hall, Old Town & Flotterton, £91 & £90.50 Lunns House, £90 Low Staples

205.3p Thockrington, 202.3p, 202.1p & 200p Steel Hall, 198.9p Great Bavington, 194.6p The Reenes, 193p Lunns House & Thockrington, 191p Great Bavington, 187.2p Lunns House, 186.7p Flotterton, 186.3p Great Bavington

Beltex x – 112 & £110 West Moorhouses, £108 The Hope & Camphill, £105 East Uppertown, £104.50 & £104 The Hope, £100 West Moorhouses (x2), East Uppertown & Camphill, £99 West Moorhouses, £97 Errington, £94 East House

281.1p The Hope, 280p West Moorhouses, 276.9p & 275p The Hope, 268.3p & 256.4p West Moorhouses, 256.1p East Uppertown, 251.2p Camphill, 247.5p & 243.9p West Moorhouses, 241p East House, 225.6p Errington, 222.2p East Uppertown, 212.8p Camphill

Charollais x – £105 Old Town, £96.50 Steel Hall

205.3p Steel Hall, 205p & 200p The Reenes

Bleu D’Maine x- £85.50 Low Staples

200p Sillywrea

Border Leicester x - £87 & 193.9p

Ryeland - £70 & 179.5p Stone Stile

Cheviot x- £71 & 186.8p Sillywrea

Cheviot Mule - £91.50 Flotterton, £89 West Moorhouses, £85 Flotterton

197.8p West Moorhouses, 184.8p Flotterton

Mule – £95.50 Camphill, £92 Warksfield Head, £89 Camphill, £88 Warksfield Head, £85 Holly Hill West, £84.50 Thornley Hall Farm, £83 North Cocklake, £82.50 Highwood

197.8p Camphill, 197.7p Holly Hill West, 191.9p Highwood, 191.3p Warksfield Head, 187.8p Thornley Hall Farm, 184p Warksfield Head, 180.4p North Cocklake

Cast Ewes and Rams

Ewes sold to £60 for Texel’s and for Mules from Moralees.

Blackface Ram Sale | Monday 12th October 2020

Blackface Rams

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual sale of Blackface rams and offered for sale 306 tups comprising 278 shearlings and 28 ram lambs from noted producers across the North of England with a significantly increased entry on the 2019 sale seeing 55 more sheep catalogued.

In light of Covid-19 guidelines there was no prize show element to the sale this year which gave breeders and potential purchasers increased opportunity to peruse and inspect the rams on offer before the sale began. 

With an increased entry a greater variation in type was noticeable across the entire catalogue with influences from various centres now more prevalent than seen previously and a great many sires detailed from Lanark, Stirling & Newton Stewart sales with breeding attributed to the renowned flockmaster consignors therein. As with the majority of ram sales seen this season trade was on the whole largely selective with only the very best of breeders sheep ascending beyond expectations and demand for mid-range commercial types considerably easier on the year. 

The sale peaked late in the day with the pen leader from Gilsland based long-standing authority on the breed and the Hexham type Mr George Famelton, Horseholme who presented his Dryhope sired sheep in fine form and the tup had obviously caught the eye of several prominent breeders with two consortiums both pushing hard to take him home.  The hammer eventually fell after some spirited bidding in favour of a three-way split between Messrs Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill; Cowden Partners, Cowden Burn and Charlie Halbert, Prospect House.

Earlier in the day, the mid-ballot placed pen from Messrs Walton, Toft House, Otterburn came forward with the usual style and strength with considerable influence from the 2015 £11,0000 tup from the aforementioned Horseholme amongst others and the lead sheep brought out by partner Stuart Robson looked very well in the ring.  After a steady start the pace began to quicken and the tup travelled to the heights of £8000 selling to the Roman Wall based flock of Willie Woodman, Great Chesters. 

Despite being drawn last the powerful pen of shearlings from Messrs Hunter, The Steel, Bellingham held on to the best of the trade and attained a strong average buoyed on by their fourth sheep sold; by the £5000 Toft House 2017 purchase which was highly thought of at home and used as a lamb to great effect.  The breeding behind the sheep certainly inspired a number of top breeders to keep their powder dry until late in the day as this one scaled to £7000 with Philip Walton, Wanwood Hill landing the last bid to take the sheep home to the Alston fells.

It was indeed Wanwood Partners that figured next in the top rankings as they often do and their fifth into the ring came in with a flash and style typical of the ‘Wanwood’ stamp.  This one was by the tried and tested stock tup ‘Auld Pete’ and sold to a cross-county partnership between Peter Turnbull, Shepherds Croft, Kildale, North Yorks and Neil Robson, Townshields, Bardon Mill, Northumberland for the handsome sum of £5000.

Stell Green lies high out on the Northern side of Hadrians Wall and Andrew Murray brought a hardy pen of strongly fancied shearlings to Hexham this year and his first, by the £7500 home-bred shearling sold last year going back to the £2600 Horseholme led the charge quickly rattling up to £4500 and selling to near neighbour from west along the wall Willie Weatherson, Edges Green.

Following this was a brace of shearlings at £4000; the first from Charlie Halbert, Prospect House, Haltwhistle by a stock tup ‘Superkev’ sold to James Pritchard, Evistones Estate, Otterburn whilst the second sold in the middle of the sale from Harsondale, Whitfield for Harry Morshead by a son of the 2016 £12500 Toft House sheep to Ruth Mitcheson, Bolam Lake House, Belsay.

A trio sold in the next bracket and were led by another Toft House sheep, by the £16000 Wanwood sire which sold for £3600 to Carrick & The Steel.  The pen leader from John and Jonjo Pattinson, Hot Bank also on the Roman Wall was next in the top flight and this one, by the £12500 Toft House climbed to £3400 to be taken home by another father and son team; Dave and Stuart Hall for their Dunns Blackface flock at the foot of Billsmoor, Elsdon.  Rob & Richard Airey, Brownchesters, Otterburn completed the trio and had put their 2018 purchased Hot Bank sire to work with great effect, their third into the ring of six by the same sheep went on to sell at £3200 to Messrs Pattinson keen to buy back the vigour of their own blood crossed out over an Airey bred mother.

Leading flock averages (in sale order)

Flock                     No.    Top £           Avge £

Prospect House     10      1400            1145

Whiteside              7        1800            1078

Stell Green            7        4500            1485

Toft House             7        8000            2585

Sewingshields       10      2100            1250

Harsondale           3        4000            1700

Hot Bank               9        3400            993

Wanwood Hill       10      5000            1400

Horseholme          5        11000          2800

The Steel               6        7000            2133

Following the sale of shearlings a small but select entry of ram lambs were presented and as with the shearling class it was the breeders pick that saw hottest demand. Selby Robson, Yatesfield had the best of the limited trade and peaked at £2600 for a lamb by a Glenrath sire to Townshield and Sewingshields with another by a Robert Mackay, West Hills tup selling for £1200 to Brownchesters.  Seven lambs by these two sheep averaged £864 to cap a nice days trading for the Otterburn Army range based flock of Mr Robson.  In addition Charlie Halbert sold a lamb by the £2600 Wanwood sire for £450 whilst Wanwood partners pen of lambs topped at £400 for one got by a Charlie Halbert sheep, this one selling to Mrs Sam Murray, Stell Green.

As always the company would like to thank all consignors and purchasers for their business at this special annual sale and look forward to October 2021 when we hope things may resume in the usual fashion with show classes and a sense of normality.

Leading Prices;

Shearlings - £11000 Horseholme, £8000 Toft House, £7000 The Steel, £5000 Wanwoiod Hill, £4500 Stell Green, £4000 Prospect House & Harsondale, £3600 Toft House, £3400 Hotbank, £3200 Brownchesters, £2800 Thornton Tower & Wanwood Hill, £2600 Prospect House & Carrick, £2500 Townfoot, £2400 Prospect House & Horseholme, £2300 The Lampert, £2100 Toft House, £2100 Sewingshields, £2000 Clennell, Sewingshields, Hotbank, Bilsmoor Park & Great Chesters, £1800 Whiteside & Hotbank, £1700 Shepherds Croft, Bilsmoor Park & Greenleighton, £1600 Stell Green, Sewingshields & Wanwood Hill, £1550 Townshields, £1500 Close A Burn, Whiteside (x2) & Sewingshields

Ram Lamb - £2600, £1200 & £600 Yatesfield, £450 Yatesfield (x2) & Prospect House, £400 Wanwood Hill & Yatesfield, £300 Yatesfield.

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 9th October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their Special Annual Prize Show and Sale of Limousin cross store cattle which was kindly sponsored by Armstrong Watson Accountants, The Farmers Guardian and The British Limousin Cattle Society.

Prior to the sale the show, for unhaltered cattle only was conducted under strict Covid-19 guidelines and expertly judged by Mr Ricky Alder, Ponteland.  With classes solely for Limousin cross cattle the Thornton Family, Cornhills, Kirkwhelpington dominated the prizes for pens of four; scooping both the steer and heifer awards for two very well-bred and presented pens of black, seven-eighths bred cattle at 15 months of age.  It was the heifer pen that Mr Alder favoured and awarded the Northern Limousin Cattle Breeders Trophy to The Thornton’s for the Championship pen of four.

With two very simple individual classes; one for steers, one for heifers the judge was presented with six male and eight female exhibits from noted producers from both Northumberland and County Durham and all fourteen of the cattle were of outstanding quality, worthy of any show ring at this traditional show-sale time of year.

Mr Alder worked swiftly and diligently to arrive at his prize lists for each class and then on to the culmination of the schedule; the Overall Championship and the George Stappard Memorial Trophy which he awarded to a tremendously correct red heifer at 14 months of age.  The victory for renowned and highly regarded cattleman Mr Fred Murray, East Horton, Wooler, North Northumberland was extra-special in that, after a long and successful career breeding and showing cattle at both regional and national level, this heifer and the others sold with her was to be the last consigned for sale at Hexham Auction Mart by Fred who has decided to hang up his cattle clippers and retire – at the top!  The heifer was one of a pair shown, the other a black example which had stood second in the class and both but especially the champion epitomised what only a lifetime of breeding and showing top quality cattle can result in. The sparky red female was a beacon of Continental cross-bred genetics and the pinnacle of commercial beef cattle for todays modern market place – in short a fantastic heifer with carcass and confirmation; shape and style; muscle and movement and the triumph a fitting end to a glittering career for Mr Murray.

The Reserve Championship was awarded to another very well-bred, well-presented example; a year old jet black bullock from annual consignor to this sale and likewise a well-respected cattleman based in County Durham Mr Michael Reed, West Biggens, Frosterley in Weardale.  The bullock too exhibited all the desirable traits of the Limousin breed as the leading commercial sire of beef cattle in the country and stood a worthy reserve with Mr Alder leaning towards his favoured choice in the sale ring and his own finishing sheds; the heifer.

The auctioneers would like to extend their grateful thanks to all those who contributed to the show under difficult circumstances; all exhibitors, our judge and our generous sponsors without whom such spectacles could not take place.

Prize Show

Four Limousin x Steers

First prize               Cornhills

Four Limousin x Heifers

First Prize               Cornhills

Single Limousin x Steer

First Prize               West Biggens

Second Prize         Cornhills

Third Prize             Agars Hill

Single Limousin x Heifer

First Prize               East Wrangham

Second Prize         East Wrangham

Third Prize             Agars Hill

Overall Champion Single Calf

Mr F Murray, East Wrangham, Limousin Heifer

Reserve Champion Single Calf

M/s Reed, West Biggens, Limousin Steer

Best Pen of 4 Limousin x Calves

M/s Thornton, Cornhills

With the formalities of the show taken care of the focus of the day shifted to the catalogue of 771 top quality Limousin cross cattle consigned by noted producers from Northumberland, County Durham & The Scottish Borders.  No fewer than Sixty-One buyers were socially distanced round the ring at the start of the sale and keen to compete for the quality on offer and numbers swelled further as the day went on.

The first quarter of the catalogue consisted of cattle in the 18-24 month age bracket and these were considerably dearer than of late peaking at £1475 for a cracking pen of 5 Limmy bullocks like peas in a pod from Ian Scott and Sons, Corneyside, who followed these up with a pair of heifer sisters at £1450 which led towards the run of seven steers and five heifers averaging a whopping £1412 for the Matfen based family.

The bulk of the catalogue was however made up of three-quarter bred cattle in the 12-15 month age bracket with many noted producers selling runs of thirty to seventy head as they do on an annual basis. 

The lead trade of the day had to be that attained by Fred Murray who, with a super pen of seven cattle including his rosette winners returned an average of exactly £1500 per head for two steers and five heifers at 14 months of age – a fitting end to a fabulous career. His show champion sold for a worthy £1640 selling to Messrs Thorpe, Hawes, North Yorkshire.

Many purchasers travel a distance to vie for some of the best cattle in the country offered at this sale and a number of our valued consignors reported lifts on last years trade well in excess of One hundred pounds per head, not least the aforementioned Thornton Family, Cornhills.  Richard and son Christopher sold thumping bullocks to a top of £1490 and a sublime heifer to £1510 and reported a huge increase on the year to their obvious delight – their hard work of managing hybrid genetics paying dividends with an average of £1285 for 24 steers with 24 heifer sisters alongside. 

Another significant lift was enjoyed by Messrs Lee, Agars Hill, Whitfield who saw steers at ten months to £1205 with heifers trumping their penmates at £1290, often the case nowadays and a super run of cattle from The Lees averaged £1068 for 30 steers and 16 heifers throughout.

The largest run of cattle on the day came from Hexhamshire locals Graham & daughter Gemma Common, Low Ardley who similarly reported a sizeable increase through the Hexham ring with steers to £1300 twice and a shapely heifer selling to £1250. The Commons enjoyed an average of £1042 for 34 steers and 31 heifers highlighting this centre as the leading outlet for both quality and quantity in this region.

A number of renowned County Durham cattle breeders sent consignments North to Hexham and were once again rewarded in style for their efforts, not least John, Andrew & Steven Reed of Lands Farm, Westgate in Weardale who sold late in the day but they too enjoyed a hefty rise on 2019 figures. Lands steers topped at a newsworthy £1450 with heifers peaking at £1175 at just 12 months of age with many return purchasers noted on the sale docket.  The Reed family were yet more happy customers at Hexham reporting an increase of well over £100 per head with an average of £1086 for 25 steers and 19 heifers.

The Reserve Champion from Michael Reed, West Biggens, Frosterley sold at noon to return £1200 going home with Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley whilst The Biggens heifers sold to £1165 with trademark shape and style thoughout his run of thirty-two averaging £1035.

With well-sold, quality consignments simply too numerous to mention in their entirety the furthest travelled lot would be that of brothers Tom & Blair Cockburn, Kingside, Peebles who brought their annual load to Hexham and once again savoured the journey with heifers peaking at £1290 and their best steer hitting £1135 contributing to an average for their seven sold of £1107 which would sweeten their considerable trek home over The Carter Bar.

Once again the auctioneers were delighted to be able to bring together the best of breeders from across the region with a staunch and steadfast ring of dedicated buyers; two distinct and essential groups of customers to which we thank for their continued custom in these trying times.

Thoughts now turn to next week and The ‘Bellingham’ spring born suckled calf sale and The ‘Tow Law’ show and sale which take place on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th respectively. Details of both are available from the auctioneers on 01434 605444.

Leading Prices;   

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1250 & £1245 Highwood

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1500 East Wrangham, £1490 & £1480 Cornhills, £1475 Corneyside, £1400 & £1385 Wingates South, £1360 Highwood, £1350 Elrington Hall & Cornhills, £1335 Highwood, £1320 Lunns House & Elrington Hall, £1310 Lunns House & Cornhills, £1300 Corneyside, Elrington Hall & Low Ardley (x2), £1290 Lunns House, £1280 Elrington Hall & Old Deanham, £1260 Lunns House, £1240 Wingates South, £1230 Highwood (x3) & Wingates South, £1225 Cornhills, £1220 Low Ardley & Cornhills, £1215 Highwood, £1205 Highwood, £1200 Church Farm, Highwood & Old Deanham, £1195 & £1190 Highwood, £1180 Old Deanham, £1170 Highwood & Wingates South (x2), £1160 Highwood, Wingates South, Old Deanham & Warksfield Head, £1155 & £1150 (x2) Highwood, £1130 Wingates South & Low Ardley, £1125 Church Farm, £1120 Thrunton Lowfield, £1100 Church Farm, Wingates South & Old Deanham, £1090 Church Farm & Old Deanham, £1080 Highwood, £1065 West Haydon, £1050 Old Deanham, £1025 Church Farm (x2), £1020 Old Deanham

Limousin x heifers - £1450 & £1360 Corneyside, £1350 Wall Town Farm, £1330 Low Middleton, £1320 Cornhills, £1310 Little Swinburne, £1290 Cornhills, £1280 Wall Town Farm, £1270 Cornhills, £1260 Old Deanham, £1240 Wall Town Farm, £1230 Old Deanham, £1200 Little Swinburne, £1190 Stone Stile, £1170 Lunns House & Little Swinburne, £1130 Little Swinburne, £1130 Old Deanham, £1090 Wall Town Farm, £1070 Little Swinburne, £1060 Springwell Cottage, £1030 Stone Stile, £1020 Lunns House & Little Swinburne, £1010 Lunns House, £1000 Cornhills & Old Deanham, £980 Lunns House

British Blue x heifers – £1080 & £990 Old Deanham

Angus x heifers – £1100 Wall Town Farm

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1560 East Wrangham, £1470 Cornhills, £1450 Lands Farm, £1320, £1275 & £1255 Cornhills, £1250 Burntongues, Low Ardley & Cornhills, £1240 Low Ardley, £1220 Cornhills, £1215 Burntongues, £1205 Warksfield Head & Agars Hill, £1200 Elrington Hall, Old Deanham (x2) & West Biggens, £1190 Low Middleton & Low Ardley, £1180 Springwell Cottage, Low Ardley, Agars Hill & Lands Farm, £1170 Lands Farm & Morley Hill, £1165 Agars Hill & Lands Farm, £1160 Agars Hill, £1155 Low Ardley, £1150 Agars Hill (x2), Old Deanham & West Biggens, £1145 West Biggens, £1140 Lands Farm & Crook Dene, £1130 Warksfield Head & Morley Hill, £1120 Lands Farm, £1115 Low Ardley & Lands Farm, £1110 Rogerley Hall (x2), Allenshields & Crook Dene, £1105 Rogerley Hall, Old Deanham & Flotterton, £1100 Warksfield Head, Old Deanham, West Biggens, Kingside, Lands Farm, Allenshields, Rusheylaw & Bulls Hill, £1095 Springwell Cottage & Lands Farm, £1090 Springwell Cottage & Lands Farm (x3), £1070 Warksfield Head, Burntongues, Agars Hill (x2) & Lands Farm, £1060 Burntongues, £1055 Low Middleton & Lands Farm, £1050 Rogerley Hall, Burntongues, Woodhead, Agars Hill (x2) & West Biggens, £1045 Low Ardley & Flotterton, £1040 Church Farm, Agars Hill & Morley Hill, £1035 Woodhead & Lands Farm, £1030 Bulls Hill, £1020 Low Ardley & Flotterton, £1015 Agars Hill

Charolais x steers – £1080 Thrunton Lowfield

British Blue x steers – £1380 Rusheylaw, £1170 Old Deanham, £1140 Warksfield Head, £1135 Kingside, £1090 Rusheylaw, £1080 Thrunton Lowfield & Rusheylaw, £1010 Rusheylaw

Limousin x heifers - £1640, £1560 & £1520 East Wrangham, £1510  Cornhills, £1400 East Wrangham, £1340 Cornhills, £1330 Allenshields, £1320 East Wrangham & Cornhills, £1310 Springwell Cottage & Cornhills, £1300 Cornhills, £1290 Agars Hill, £1250 & £1240 Springwell Cottage, £1220 Low Ardley, Cornhills & Allenshields, £1200 Agars Hill & Rusheylaw, £1175 Lands Farm, £1170 Agars Hill & Allenshields, £1165 West Biggens & Kingside, £1160 Little Swinburne, Low Ardley, West Biggens & Lands Farm, £1150 Low Ardley, Cornhills, West Biggens & Lands Farm, £1140 Low Ardley, £1130 Burntongues & Lands Farm, £1120 West Biggens, £1110 Allenshields, £1105 Springwell Cottage, £1095 Agars Hill & Morley Hill, £1090 Rusheylaw & Crook Dene, £1085 West Biggens, £1080 Lands Farm, £1075 Agars Hill & Lands Farm, £1070 Burntongues & Agars Hill, £1065 Rogerley Hall & Lands Farm, £1060 Burntongues, £1055 West Biggens, Allenshields & Low Ardley, £1050 West Biggens, £1045 Burntongues, West Biggens (x2) & Lands Farm, £1040 Rogerley Hall, Low Ardley & Lands Farm, £1035 Old Deanham, £1030 Low Ardley, £1010 Lands Farm, £1005 Springwell Cottage & West Biggens, £1005 Lands Farm, £1000 Low Middleton, Rogerley Hall, Low Ardley, Agars Hill & West Biggens (x3), £995 Rogerley Hall, £985 Kingside, Haggate & Lands Farm, £980 Woodhead, £975 Low Ardley & West Biggens, £970 Rogerley Hall & Agars Hill (x2), £965 Springwell Cottage, £960 Lands Farm, £955 Crook Dene

British Blue x heifers – £1310 Cornhills, £1290 Kingside & Rusheylaw, £1250 Rusheylaw, £1080 Kingside, £1065 & £1045 Rusheylaw, £1000 Kingside, £940 Old Deanham

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1050 East Loanend (x2), £1000 Agars Hill, £925 East Flass, £910 & £890 Birtleyshield

Limousin x heifers - £1250 Low Ardley, £1120 Rusheylaw, £1060, £1030 (x2) & £935 East Loanend

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

The largest show of the season was present in the cast ewe section with a catalogued 1680 entered.

Topping the sale at £140 was a pen from M/s CA & JG Skidmore, Needless Hall who also had ewes at £128 twice.

Biggest best ewes in short supply and easily sold.

Mules harder to cash but still topped at £87 from Mr W Cuthbert, Wingates South.

Feeding types a similar trade on the week.

More wanted, contact Jack on 07739440457

Beltex x - £140, £128, £120 & £118 Needless Hall, £102 Hetherington

Texel x – £128 Needless Hall, £126 Glenhill & St Oswalds, £124 Glenhill, £110 New Acres, £107 Grange House, £104 Spenside, £103 Waterford, £100 Grange House, £99 Spenside, £98 Nunwick, £94 Little Whittington & Fell Lane, £93 South Gunnerton, £92 Nunwick, £91 Crescent Farm & Cowbyre, £90 Grange House & Needless Hall, £89 Nunwick, Grange House & Ewesley, £88 St Oswalds & Nunwick

Suffolk x – £108 Middle Horsleyhope, £101 Dyke Nook, £100 St Oswalds, £94 Holly Hill West, £89 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester - £86 North Snods, £81 Great Chesters

Cheviot – £57 Blakehope

Cheviot Mule – £67 Hetherington

Mule – ££87 Wingates South, £79 Houselope Grange, £75 Wingates South, £72 Little Whittington, £70.50 Houselope Grange, £70 St Oswalds, £69 Dyke Nook & Ewesley, £68.50 Crescent Farm & Cowbyre

Blackface – £59 Great Chesters, £54 Hole Farm, £51 Great Chesters & Wingates South, £50 Hole Farm

Swaledale – £50 Ouston, £47 Bulls Hill, £45 Gleedlee & North Snods

Jacob - £48 Holme Dene

Hebridean - £40 Highside

Store Lambs

Another fantastic entry of store lambs at Hexham that met an unbelievable trade once again with many sheep being £5-£6 dearer on the week.  Plenty of the short term lambs selling in excess of £80.

Beltex lambs selling extremely well at Hexham and more producers taking advantage of our ring like Co. Durham producer Colin Skidmore of Needless Hall who sold lambs to £136, £126 and £116

Dutch Texel lambs from M/s BA & AM Storrow, Willimoteswick and Mr B Storey Woodhead Farm sold to £130.  M/s WC & K Bell & Son, Low Houses, Low Row made another successful trip to Hexham selling two pens of Dutch Texel x lambs to £116 and their impressive run of forty lambs averaged £111.50

Suffolk x lambs in real demand with most pens selling in the high 70’s to average £77.69!

Cheviot and Cheviot cross lambs in real demand selling to an average of £65.90

We can market all types of lambs here at Hexham and needing more each week to meet demand,

For entries please call Drew on07854361967 or Jack on 07739440457 or the Office on 01434 605444

Texel x - £94 Spenside,  & Amos Hill, £93 New Acres & Butterknowes, £90 Amos Hill, Butterknowes & Fell Lane, £89.50 Errington Red House (x2), £89 Moorgair, Glendue, West End Town & Ridley Stokoe, £88.50 Glendue, The Boat, Glenhill & Ridley Stokoe, £88 Butterknowes (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £130 Willimoteswick & Woodhead, £116 Willimoteswick, Low Houses (x2) & Woodhead (x2), £110 Woodhead

Suffolk x – £87 Causey Burn, £86.50 Black Hedley, £86 West Kirkheaton, £85 Laburnum Cottage, £84.50 High Knitsley, £83 Black Hedley, £81 Cooper House, £79 Hill House, £77.50 Merryshields (x2), £77 Causey Burn & Birtley Old School

Beltex x - £136, £126 & £116 Needless Hall, £113 Dotland Park, £103 Mill House, £100 Needless Hall, Dotland Park & Middle Horsleyhope (x2), £99 Stobby Lea & Middle Horsleyhope, £98 Needless Hall & Birchcraig

Bleu D’Maine x - £97 Butterknowes, £73.50 Thornley Hall Far 

Kerry Hill - £65 Mill House

Lleyn - £79 & £73 Low Burradon

Ryeland - £50 Holme Dene

Cheviot x - £74 Blakehope, £69.50 Gairshield, £67 Blakehope, £65.50 Gairshield, £65 Cottonshope & The Brigg

Mule – £79 Blakehope, £76 Woodhall, £74 Brieredge, Stone House & Blakehope, £73 Gleedlee, £72 West End Farm, £71.50 Woodhall, £71 Harsondale, Brieredge & Dyke Nook, £68 Whiskershiel, Brieredge, Ambling Gate, Newbiggin & East Plenmeller, £67 West End, Newshield, Chattlehope & Taylor Burn, £65.50 Gleedlee & Brieredge, £66 Wolf Hills, £65 Harsondale, Brinkburnhope, Newbiggin & Eden Lodge (x2)

Blackface – £75 West End Town, £63 & £62 Hepple Whitefield, £59.50 West End Town, £56.50 Hepple Whitefield

Swaledale - £55 West End Farm, £49.50 Stobby Lea, £49 Linshiels, £40 Linshiels & Ottercops

Jacob - £42 Holme Dene

Crossbred – £85 West Kirkheaton, £80.50 The Boat, £73 South Colwell, £72 Runnymede Cottage, £69.50 South Colwell (x3)

Second Ram Sale | Thursday 8th October 2020

The Second Ram Sale of the season saw 275 rams of most major breeds brought forward in five classes.

Cheviot Rams

The first to be sold were a small number of Cheviot’s which met limited demand and peaked at £300 for a powerful tup from Robert & Liam Stephenson, West Mill Hills, Haydon Bridge.

NC Shearlings – £300 West Mill Hills, £280 Humbleheugh (x2) & West Mill Hills, £260 West Mill Hills, £250 Flotterton, £240 Humbleheugh & West Mill Hills, £220 Humbleheugh

2 Shear – £280 West Mill Hills, £200 Elsdonburn (x2)

Bluefaced Leicester Rams

Bluefaced Leicesters followed and topped at £500 for both the traditional “Blue” type and also for “Crossing” types from near neighbours Alan and Peter Forster, Lowes Fell, Lowgate, and Lewis Forster, West Nubbock, Lowgate respectively.

Shearlings – £500 Lowes Fell & West Nubbock, £460 Low Espley, £440 Cote Walls, £420 Low Espley & West Nubbock, £400 Edlingham Demesne (x2), £360 Edlingham Demesne & Glebe Farm, £340 Low Espley, £320 Glebe Farm (x2 

Ram Lambs - £230 Glebe Farm

Suffolk Rams

A handful of Suffolk Rams sold well to £680 twice.  First from Alan and Lorna Jackson, Rugley, Alnwick and followed by another from Peter Stott, Elilaw, Rothbury.

Shearlings – £680 Rugley & Elilaw, £420 Elilaw, £400, £380 Rugley

Texel Rams

A useful entry of Texel Rams from regular vendors saw a lift in trade on the day with many pens looking dearer than the first sale held three weeks previously.

Trade peaked at a fantastic £1200 from Mr RJ Bradbury, Black Heddon and was closely followed at £1100 for a super sheep with size, shape, skin and style from Peter Milburn, Butterknowes who undoubtedly had the Texel trade of the day with another selling at £1000.  Both going to return buyers.  The Butterknowes pen of 15 shearlings averaged a worthy £589 throughout.  Two other sheep sold beyond expectations on the day; the single consignment from Robert Mackay, West Hills, Rothbury changed hands at £820 and Joanne Carins, Rouchester, Wark sold her pen leader for £800

Shearlings – £1200 Black Heddon, £1100 & £1000 Butterknowes, £820 West Hills, £800 Rouchester, £740 Rugley, £680 Tuthill, £650 Butterknowes, East Trewick & Quarry House, £640 Bygate, £620 West Wharmley, £600 Butterknowes (x3) & Clarabad Mill, £580 West Mill Hills & East Trewick, £560 Butterknowes, Rugley & Highside, £550 Edlingham Demesne & Butterknowes, £540 West Wharmley, Great Tosson & Black Heddon, £520 Butterknowes & Tenter House, £500 Butterknowes, Round Meadows, Highside & Chapel House, £480 Edlingham Demesne, Bensons Fell, Butterknowes (x2), Rugley, The Hagg (x2), Quarry House & Chapel House, £460 The Hagg, Rouchester & Black Heddon, £450 Round Meadows, East Trewick, Highside, Quarry House, Chapel House (x2) & Tedcastle, £440 West Wharmley, Bensons Fell, Chapel House & Tenter House, £420 West Mill Hills (x2), Rugley, Tuthill, The Hagg, Quarry House (x2), Chapel House & Great Tosson, £400 Bygate (x3), Bensons Fell, Butterknowes (x3), Tuthill (x2), Dotland Park, The Hagg (x2), East Trewick, Rouchester, Highside, Shaftoe Moor, Elilaw, Clarabad Mill (x2) & Great Tosson

Continental & Crossbred Rams

Second sale of Other Continental and Crossbred Tups sold extremely well for offering forward with a 100% clearance which left all vendors extremely happy.

Dutch Texel Shearlings sold to a high of £650 from Jack and Ben Moralee, Hard Riding.

A handful of Dutch Texel x tup lambs on offer from M/s WN&JC Gilhespy, Tedcastle sold very easily and were keenly bid to £380

Texel x Shearlings – £520, £500, £440, £400 High Castle Dene

Texel x 2 shear - £600 Black Heddon

Dutch Texel Shearlings – £520 Hard Riding

Dutch Texel x Shearlings – £650 Hard Riding

Dutch Texel x Ram Lambs - £380, £350 (x2) Tedcastle

Beltex Shearlings – £340 & £300 Great Tosson

Beltex x Shearlings – £500 The Hagg, £480 Dotland Park, £380 Dotland Park & The Hagg, £360 Dotland Park

Berrichon Shearlings - £280 Craigshield

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 7th October 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Mart sold 650 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale.  With inclement weather affecting the lambs’ trade was easier for a very mixed show of quality.  With grass now regressing lambs that have not seen any hard feed are devalued in the prime ring and would be better sold store.

That saw, well-fleshed lambs remain in demand and peaked at £107/254.8ppk for a super pen of well-bred 42kg Beltex crosses from William Hall, New Houses, Hallington selling to regular buyer Peter Monkhouse.  Heavy lambs sold to £100 for Texel crosses from John Sanders, Bavington Hill Head whilst a super pen of Blackie bred Mules at 53kg sold to £95.50 from Edward Thoburn, Pitland Hills to Paul Watson for Worsley Meats.

Similarly a mixed show of Cast Sheep peaked at £102 for Texel Cross and £100 for Suffolk Cross.  Both lots from Hallington New Houses.

Texel x  - £100 Bavington Hill Head, £97 West Grange, £96 Black Callerton, £95.50 High Baulk, £95 Pitland Hills, £94.50 Black Callerton, £94 Colwell Hill, Chesters (x3) & Black Callerton, £93.50 Chesters, Bavington Hill Head & West Grange, £92 High Baulk (x2), Catcherside & West Grange, £91.50 The Fawns & Tilesheds, £91 Bavington Hill Head & Catreen, £90 The Fawns, Chesters (x2) & Black Callerton

213.3p Black Callerton, 204.6p Chesters (x2) & Black Callerton, 204.4p High Baulk, 200p The Fawns, High Baulk & Black Callerton, 199p High Baulk, 194.8p Chesters, 194.7p The Fawns, 194.6p Catreen, 193.6p Catreen & Bavington Hill Head, 192.7p, 191.5p & 190p Chesterhope, 189.4p & 188.9p Catcherside

Beltex x – £107 & £102 Hallington New Houses

254.8p & 237.2p Hallington New Houses

Suffolk x - £92 Colwell Hill, £91 Black Callerton

185.7p Black Callerton

Mule - £95.5095 & £92 Pitland Hills, £84 Black Callerton, £83 & £80 Broomhope

192.3p Broomhope, 191.7p Pitland Hills, 186.7p Black Callerton, 186.1p Broomhope, 180.2p Pitland Hills

Cheviot Mule - £90 Bavington Hill Head

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel Ram - £96 Hallington New Houses, £84 Pitland Hills

Texel x Ewes - £102 & £96 Hallington New Houses, £91 West Grange, £86 Gunnerton Demesne

Suffolk x Ewes – £100 Hallington New Houses, £85 Gunnerton Demesne

Suffolk x Ram - £82 Hallington New Houses

Beltex x Ram - £88 Hallington New Houses

Mule Ewes - £78 Colwell Hill, £70 Gunnerton Demesne, £66 Colwell Hill, £64.50 Gunnerton Demesne

Blackface Ewes - £45 Blueburn

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 6th October 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Limousin Heifers – £1378.65 & 227.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1380.66 & £1368.97 Flotterton 

221.5p & 219.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1349.08 & 227.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

More cows forward this week that met a similar trade to last week, leaner cows a touch easier.

Highest grossing cow was a Charolais cow from Mrs I Burn T/A JA & I Burn, Grange House Farm that realised £1401.17

Cast Bulls sold to £1258.34 for a Stabiliser from Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick.

Limousin – £1108.71 Colepike, £1045.44 Cleughfoot, £999.40 Nunwick, £979.23 Fairspring, £945.35 Dunns Houses, £890.56 Low West House

157.5p Low West House, 149.5p Fairspring, 148.5p Cleughfoot, 145.5p Colepike, 133.5p Midgeholme

Angus -£1127.91 Yatesfield, £1072.17 Broomhall, £1029.90 West Shields

148.5p Broomhall, 146.5p West Shields, 143.5p Yatesfield

Angus Bulls - £988.04 Colwell Hill

103.5p Yatesfield, 99.5p Colwell Hill

British Blue – £1082.65 Crook Dene, £877.20 Low Staples, £850.04 China Hall

147.5p Crook Dene, 134.5p China Hall, 127.5p Low Staples

Charolais - £1401.17 Grange House Farm, £947.43 West Shields

159.5p West Shields, 145.5p Grange House Farm

Blonde - £1262.83, £1148 & £1108.28 Colepike 

153.5p, 146.5p & 145.5p Colepike

Simmental - £1090.13 & £1063.30 Dunns Houses

171.5p & 142.5p Dunns Houses

Saler - £929.07 & £867.01 West Shields

139.5p & 138.5p West Shields

Stabiliser - £921.38 & £862.73 Nunwick

136.5p & 126.5p Nunwick

Stabiliser Bull - £1258.34 & 119.5p Nunwick

South Devon - £885.79 & 141.5p Broomhall

Brown Swiss - £1034 & 137.5p Yatesfield

British Friesian - £783.87 & 105.5p Throp Hill

Holstein Friesian - £702.99 & 109.5p Rennys Barn

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

An improved show this week with some exceptional pens of lambs forward.  Trade sharper by 6p on the week with a number of firms keen for lambs with well fleshed lambs in demand.

Top price was for a pen of super Beltex x lambs from Quarry House which sold for £134 (319.1p).  High Town sold Texel x lambs to £124 (288.4p) and West Moorhouses had Beltex crosses to £122 (312.8p).

Texel x – £124 High Town, £121 Quarry House, £114 Quarry House & High Town, £113 & £109 Little Swinburne, £107 The Hope, £106 Little Swinburne & Watch Currock, £105.50 Quarry House, £105 East House, £104 Quarry House (x2), £103 Little Swinburne (x2) & Quarry House, £100 Corneyside & West Moorhouses, £98 High Town, £97 The Hope (x2) & Watch Currock, £96 West Shields, £95.50 The Hope, West Moorhouses & East House, £95 Holly Hill West & Old Town, £94.50 High Eshells, The Hope & East Wharmley, £94 The Hope, Corneyside, Low Eshells & Old Town, £93.50 The Hope, West Moorhouses, Low Eshells & West Grange (x2), £93 The Hope, Little Swinburne, East Wharmley, West Moorhouses (x2), East House & Flotterton

288.4p High Town, 281.4p Quarry House, 256.8p Little Swinburne, 254.8p The Hope, 253.3p High Town, 252.4p Watch Currock, 247.7p & 246.5p Little Swinburne, 243.9p West Moorhouses, 240p West Shields, 239.5p Little Swinburne (x2), 236.6p The Hope, 233.3p High Town, 232.9p East House, 232.7p Quarry House, 232.6p Corneyside, 232.4p & 231p Watch Currock, 228.3p East House, 226.8p West Moorhouses & The Hope, 222.1p West Moorhouses, 221.3p East Newham, 218.6p Corneyside, 217.5p Grange House, 216.7p The Hope & East House, 216.3p East House, 215.1p High Eshells, 215p East House

Dutch Texel x – £102, £100, £96.50, £96 & £89 Burntongues

250p, 237.2p, 212.5p & 207p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £94.50 Thockrington (x2), £94 Sunniside & Lunns House, £93 Sunniside & Flotterton, £92.50 & £92 Thockrington, £91.50 Lords Lot, £91 Sunniside, £90.50 Burnhope Flatts, £90 Old Town

195.7p Thockrington, 194.9p China Hall, 194.6p Sunniside, 194.4p Colepike, 193p Lunns House, 192.6p Burnhope Flatts, 192.4p Lunns House, 190.2p Middle Heads, 188.9p Black Hedley & Baal Hill, 188.8p Thockrington

Beltex x – £134 Quarry House, £122 & £119 West Moorhouses, £115, £113, £112 & £108 The Hope, £107 West Moorhouses, £104 The Hope & Watch Currock, £99 East House, £97 The Hope, £95 Woodcroft

319.1p Quarry House, 312.8p West Moorhouses, 287.5p The Hope, 283.3p West Moorhouses, 282.5p & 280p The Hope, 267.5p West Moorhouses, 257.1p The Hope, 253.7p Watch Currock, 241.5p East House, 231p & 226.1p The Hope, 220.9p Woodcroft

Charollais x – £91.50 Sunniside (x2) & Flotterton, £91 Sunniside

202.4p Thornley Hall Farm, 194.7p Sunniside, 190.6p Flotterton, 185.7p Sunniside

Bleu D’Maine x - £91 & 216.7p Thornley Hall Farm

Leicester - £100 & 238.1p Little Swinburne

Cheviot x- £87 & 193.3p Bingfield Combe

Mule – £86 Great Chesters (x2), £85.50 Baal Hill, £84.50 Harwood Shield, £80.50 Bulls Hill, £80 Thornley Hall Farm & High Town

191.1p Great Chesters (x2), 190p Baal Hill, 186.1p Thornley Hall Farm, 183.7p Harwood Shield, 174.4p Bulls Hill

Blackface -£83.50, £77.50 & £74 Stoop Rigg

189p, 185.6p & 185p Stoop Rigg

Swaledale - £72 & 156.5p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £61 Littlewhite

Mule – £65 Littlewhite

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 2nd October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual prize show and sale of Charolais and other continental cross store cattle (excluding Limousin) and offered for sale 455 head of quality suckler bred cattle from producers based in Northumberland, County Durham & Cumbria.

Prior to the sale the show was held and kindly sponsored by Hodgson Toyota and Zoetis Animal Health and judged by regular purchaser of top quality cattle Mr Wayne Bean, Broadoak Farm, Ebchester who had no fewer than twenty six exhibits put before him.

Having dispensed with the preliminary group and individual breed classes the judge worked swiftly towards awarding his Championship which was taken by an outstanding Blonde D’Aquitaine heifer from renowned local exponent of the breed; Mr Robert English, Brownsleazes, Wark.  The sleek black heifer was tremendously correct with pronounced shape and top line for which the Brownsleazes cattle have great reputation and are always sought after when sold through the Hexham ring.

The Reserve Champion rosette was awarded to a similarly shapely British Blue bullock from another local family that figure annually at this important sale; Messrs Yeats, Wood House, Coanwood.  The blue and white bullock came forward with trademark ‘Wood House’ quality and stood a worthy reserve to the champion.

Thanks must go to all exhibitors and our judge for their efforts in carrying out a highly successful show whilst observing the strict covid-19 guidelines as set out by the government and the livestock auctioneers association.

Prize Show

Single Charolais x Steer

First Prize               Flotterton

Second Prize         Flotterton

Third Prize              Flotterton

Four Charolais x Steers

First Prize               Flotterton

Second Prize         Flotterton

Champion Charolais x Calf

M/s FT Walton, Flotterton 

Simmental x Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Highwood

Blonde x Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Brownsleazes (Hfr)

Second Prize         Brownsleazes (Hfr)

Third Prize             Brownsleazes (Str)

British Blue x Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Woodhouse (Str)

Second Prize         Woodhouse (Hfr)

Third Prize             Woodhouse (Hfr)

Overall Champion

M/s English, Brownsleazes – Blonde Heifer

Reserve Champion

M/s Yeats, Woodhouse – British Blue Steer

With the formalities of the prize show taken care of the sale began and trade for older cattle was marginally sharper on the week with a great many exceeding £1200 and a good number passing £1300 per head.  The sale leader was the Show Champion which sold at 12 Noon and quickly raced to a worthy £1500 for Mr English and was purchased by a weekly purchaser based in North Yorkshire who, keen for the best end of cattle on the day, also bought the reserve champion from Messrs Yeats at £1360.

Some smart Angus cross cattle sold well to £1380 for a hefty bullock from Messrs Metcalf, Fairley and to £1350 for the lead beast of another fine run from Martin Johnston, High Fotherley who also sold a super pen of 7 by the same black breed sire at £1220.

With a large focus on Charolais sired cattle on this day the breed peaked at £1325 for a tremendous bullock from Messrs Walton, Rawfoot, Bellingham with another selling at £1320 from Messrs Carr, Highwood from their annual consignment to this sale. Several noted and sought after runs of cattle by the white bull were in demand, not least thirty well-bred bullocks at 11 months of age from FT Walton, Flotterton that sold to regular buyers to average £1009 throughout.  Libby Bertram brought her annual run of steers and heifers to Hexham from Coldwell, Cambo and saw a considerable lift on the year of over £120 per head, with steers peaking at £1160 and thirteen heifers averaging a deserved £900. Messrs Coatsworth, Gallowhill consigned 18 cracking bullocks at 16 months which peaked at £1155 and averaged £1077 representing a rise just short of £200 on the year for the well-bred cattle from Whalton, Morpeth.        

After several prize rosettes and a noon appearance in the sale ring the Yeats family then brought thirty more cracking cattle forward and these met with the same fervour round the ring as in previous years.  Bullocks at 12 months peaked at £1280 but it was the heifer portion which hit home and topped at £1300 with the majority ideally suited to being shown through a live auction ring when finished and helped the family achieve a worthy average of £1040 for their run, exactly £100 per head more than 2019.

With fewer cattle in greater demand the auctioneers invite entries for the special ‘Limousin’ prize show and sale next week. Entries should be made to the mart offices on 01434 605444 by 10:30am on Monday 5th October.

Leading prices;  

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1300 & £1290 Old Deanham, £1140 Dovecote, £1070 Old Deanham, £1040 & £1020 Dovecote

British Blue x steers – £1170 Old Deanham

Angus x steers – £1380 & £1280 Fairley, £1210 & £1080 Whitelees

Limousin x heifers - £1270 (x2), £1255 & £1120 Old Deanham, £1100 Whitelees

British Blue x heifers – £1190 & £1080 Old Deanham

Angus x heifers – £1120 Ednorville, £1110 Whitelees, £1040 Ednorville

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1320 & £1200 Highwood, £1185 Harewalls, £1180 & £1165 Highwood, £1160 Coldwell & Highwood, £1150 Highwood, £1120 Gallowhill, £1110 Highwood, £1100 Gallowhill, £1090 Harewalls, £1080, £1050 & £970 Gallowhill, £920 Highwood

Limousin x steers – £1295 Comb Hills, £1170 & £1140 High House, £1110 High House & Low Haswell, £1095 & £1080 Ouston, £1070 Dovecote (x2), £1050 Dovecote & Low Haswell (x2), £1040 Greyside, £970 Old Deanham, £960 Dovecote, £930 Kirkley Hall, £920 Ouston

British Blue x steers – £1355 Willimoteswick

Angus x steers – £1350 High Fotherley, £1340 Fairley, £1220 High Fotherley, £1205, £1170 & £1125 High Barns, £1080 Runnymede, £1070 High Barns, £1040, £1005 & £990 Kirkley Hall, £975 Runnymede, £965, £955 & £945 Kirkley Hall

Simmental x steers – £1250 Highwood

Blonde x steers – £1360 & £960 Highwood 

Saler x steers - £950 Anick Bank Foot (x2)

Hereford x steers - £970, £950 & £920 Anick Bank Foot

Charolais x heifers – £905 Harewalls

Limousin x heifers - £1280 High House, £1220 Low Haswell, £1210, £1180, £1135 & £1120 Lunns House, £1100 Lunns House & Low Haswell, £1090 Low Haswell, £1070 Willimoteswick, £1060 Lunns House, £1000 The Tofts, £990 Lunns House (x2), £970 China Hall, £960 Greyside, £930 China Hall, £900 The Tofts

British Blue x heifers – £1020 & £990 Rawfoot

Angus x heifers – £990 Brackenthwaite

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1325 Rawfoot, £1270 Comb Hills, £1155 Gallowhill, £1150 & £1095 (x2) Flotterton, £1080 Colwell Hill, £1070 West Shields, £1060 Coldwell & Flotterton, £1050 The Tofts, £1030 & £1020 (x2) Flotterton, £1010 Coldwell & Gallowhill, £1000 Coldwell, West Shields & Newbiggin, £990 Newbiggin & Flotterton, £980 Coldwell & Flotterton, £970 Newbiggin, £960 West Shields (x2), £950 Flotterton (x2), £940 Coldwell & Tenter House, £920 Newbiggin & Flotterton, £910 Newbiggin, £900 Coldwell, £895 & £885 Colwell Hill

Limousin x steers – £1280 & £1075 Woodhouse, £1040 Pitland Hills, £1030 Tenter House, £1020 Greyside, £1000 Tenter House, £990 Greyside, £980 Woodhouse & Greyside, £975 Rawfoot, £970 Greyside, £960 Kirkley Hall, £950 Greyside, £935 Ouston

British Blue x steers – £1360, £1265, £1250, £1150 & £1140 Woodhouse, £1075 Rawfoot, £1035 & £1025 Woodhouse, £960 Rawfoot, £950 Rawfoot & Woodhouse, £940 & £910 Woodhouse

Angus x steers – £1220 High Fotherley, £1090 Rawfoot, £985 Kirkley Hall

Simmental x steers – £1030 Anick Bank Foot, £970 Low Three Mark

Blonde x steers – £1200 Brownsleazes

Hereford x steers - £990, £960, £950, £945 & £870 Anick Bank Foot

Charolais x heifers – £1100 Comb Hills, £1050 Colwell Hill, £1045 & £1005 Tenter House£1000 Comb Hills & Newbiggin, £990 Newbiggin, £985 & £960 Tenter House, £940 Hackford, £935 Colwell Hill, £915 Harewalls, £905 Coldwell & Colwell Hill, £900 Hackford, Coldwell (x3), Tenter House & Colwell Hill, £895 Colwell Hill, £890 Hackford & Newbiggin, £885 Hackford, £880 Coldwell

Limousin x heifers - £1105 Woodhouse, £1095 Tenter House, £1040 Willimoteswick, £1035 Newbiggin, £1030 Woodhouse, £980 Beacon Rigg, £970 Greyside, £950 Willimoteswick, £910 Low Haswell & Pitland Hills, £905 Beacon Rigg, £900 Tenter House & Beacon Rigg (x2), £885 Pitland Hills

British Blue x heifers – £1300, £1270, £1250, £1150 & £1070 Woodhouse, £990 Rawfoot, £980 & £890 Woodhouse

Angus x heifers – £1020 Rawfoot, £890 High Barns, £860 High Farm

Blonde x heifers – £1500 & £1245 Brownsleazes

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1000 Flotterton, £930, £905 & £890 Colwell Hill

British Blue x steers – £900 & £885 Woodhouse

Charolais x heifers – £865 Colwell Hill

British Blue x heifers – £1020 & £940 Woodhouse

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another very large show of ewes with a varied show on offer including numerous hill ewes.

Best ewes sold to £132 for a pen of five Texel ewes from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley.

Tups sold to £120 from M/s BA & AM Storrow & Sons, Willimoteswick.

Mules sold to £92 from M/s WT & EJ Reed, Moss Kennels.

Blackface ewes sold to £64 for a pen of 42 from Sewingshields.

Twelve buyers around the ring.  More ewes wanted for next week.

Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel – £120 Willimoteswick, £118 & £90 (x2) Milfield

Texel x – £132 Low Ardley, £116 Elrington Hall, £115 Low Ardley, £108 West Moorhouses, £106 Springwell, £105 Low Ardley, £104 Elrington Hall, £100 Great Chesters, Greyside, West Moorhouses (x2), Springwell & Wylam Sheep Farm, £97 Little Swinburne, Springwell & Highford, £96 Wylam Sheep Farm & Willimoteswick, £95 Merryshields, £94 West Moorhouses, £92 Gunnerton Demesne, West Moorhouses, Jolly Body, Willimoteswick, £90 Greyside, Crook Dene, Willimoteswick & Highford

Dutch Texel x - £107 & £92 Little Swinburne

Suffolk x – £100 Merryshields & Gunnerton Demesne, £98 Baal Hill, £94 Greyside

Beltex - £94 Jolly Body

Beltex x - £114, £105 & £100 Little Swinburne

Leicester - £71 Hackford

Bleu D’Maine x - £90 Sillywrea

Cheviot x – £78 & £70 Sillywrea

Mule – £92 Moss Kennels, £85 Springwell, £83 Fairley, £80 Moss Kennels, £79 Great Chesters, £77 Bulls Hill, £76.50 Settlingstones, £76 Low Ardley, Elrington Hall & Moss Kennels, £75 Gunnerton Demesne, £72 Newonstead, £71 Elrington Hall & Greyside, £70 Hackford, Baal Hill, Crook Dene & Sweethope

Blackface – £64 Sewingshields, £62 Middle White Hill, £60 Greyside & Thornton Tower

Swaledale – £55 & £52 Harwood Shield, £51 Wolf Hills, £47 Hackford, £46 Low Mill

Jacob - £58 Hillcrest

Crossbred – £62 Derecroft, £60 Low Mill

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of5171 Store Lambs.  The Better end of lambs still met a flying trade with twenty pens selling in excess of £112.  The plainer sorts were slightly harder to cash, which isn’t surprising with prime markets yesterday running at reduced rates.  The medium keep lambs were still regularly selling well and in demand with more potential purchaser’s ringside, after finishing cultivations, with many pens realizing £75-£80

Topping today’s sale was a pair of outstanding Beltex wedder lambs from M/s Younger & Stamp, Watch Hill that sold to £135.  M/s NG, KM & JG Beveridge, Low West House continue to take advantage of the Hexham Store Ring and sold Beltex lambs to £134, £129, £128 and £126.  M/s P & EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope had an outstanding run of 30 Beltex x wedder lambs that went on to average £127! Selling to a high of £134

Poorer show of Mule lambs present this week selling to £65 from Mr RH Frater, Moorlaws.

Texel x – £120 Highford, £95 & £94 Derwent House, £92 Highford, £90 Derwent House, £87 Butterknowes, £86.50 Ridley Stokoe, £86 Buteland, Butterknowes, Highford, Rye Hill, Greyside & Girsonfield, £85.50 Butterknowes (x2), South Gunnerton & Girsonfield, £85 Buteland, Ridley Stokoe & Brieredge

Dutch Texel x - £123 & £122 Agars Hill, £97 Hard Riding, £90 Haggate, £89 Agars Hill

Suffolk x – £88 West Kirkheaton, £84 Hownsgill, £802 Piatroon & Black Hedley, £78 Merryshields (x2), £77 Allenheads Farm, £76 Causey Burn, £75 Hownsgill

Beltex x - £135 Watch Hill, £134 Low West House & Middle Horsleyhope, £130 Middle Horsleyhope, £129 Low West House, £128 Low West House & Middle Horsleyhope (x2), £126 Low West House, £124 Middle Horsleyhope, £122 Low West House & Middle Horsleyhope, £116 & £114 Low West House, £112 & £109.50 Low West House, £108 Watch Hill & Low West House, £100.50 Buteland

Leicester - £90, £75 & £70 Towdy Potts

Cheviot x - £70 Bellshiel, £68 Cottonshope

SC Cheviot - £59 & £46 Barrowburn

Mule – £65 Moorlaws, £64.50 Taylor Burn, £63 Pry Hill, £62.50 Burnbank, £61 Coatlith

Blackface – £65 (x2), £64 & £59 (x2) Burnbank

Swaledale - £53 Linshiels, £50 Agars Hill, £47 Low Acton, £45 Agars Hill

Draft Ewes & Other Breeding Sheep | Thursday 1st October 2020

 Blackface Draft Ewes

The Prize Show was kindly sponsored again this year by the C.L.A. and expertly judged by well know local breeders, Father and Son, John and Lewis Browell, Quarry House.  Giving all pens due consideration they awarded the CLA Challenge Cup to a great pen of 20 6year old ewes from W Walton & Sons, Troughend which later sold at £115 purchased by JW Thompson & Son, Duddo Hill.

Pen of 20 or more

First Prize               Troughend

Second Prize         Townfoot

Third Prize             Fleehope

A good show of ewes forward this year to a good ring of local and distant buyers which included new faces at this sale.

Trade was buoyant throughout and the average increased by £8.90 on the big average of last year.

4/5yo - £60 & £52 The Crew

5yo - £122 Townfoot, £100 Fleehope, £90 & £88 Featherwood, £85 Fleehope, £84 & £75 Featherwood, £72 Philhope & Featherwood (x2), £70 Philhope, £68 Philhope & Featherwood

6yo - £115 & £110 Troughend, £105 Horseholme, £80 Bilsmoor Park, £78 Toft House, £75 East Wilkwood, Troughend & Rookland, £72 Penpeugh, £71 East Wilkwood, £70 Ridlees Craigshield, £68 Cottonshope, £65 Ridlees Whitestones

Swaledale Draft Ewes

Pen of 20 or more

First Prize               Low Bleakhope

Second Prize         Westburnhope

Third Prize             Lilswood Cottage

Similar numbers to last year and expertly judged by Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls and awarded the  Champion Pen to a big pen of 148 5year old ewes from  regular consignor, Stuart Nelson, Low Bleakhope which later sold at £70 to C&R McCornick, Overcairn Farm, New Commock.

As with the Blackface ewes, ewes were dearer on the year by £13.60

4crop - £69 Pry Hill (x2)

4/5 crop - £74 Lilswood Cottage

5 crop - £71 Stobby Lea

5yo - £74 Low Bleakhope, £70 Westburnhope & Low Bleakhope, £69 Westburnhope (x2) & Linshiels, £68 Westburnhope

6yo - £74 The Raw, £66 Low Bleakhope

Blackface Gimmers

A sound entry of over 600 Blackface Gimmers were presented by regular consignors to this sale and prior to the sale the show was judged by Mrs Ruth Mitcheson who made her awards as follows

Pen of 20 or more

First Prize               Sewingshields, A Murray & Sons

Second Prize         Horseholme, G Famelton

Third Prize             Townshields, H&H Robson

With a great upsurge in demand for “Blackie”bred Mule Ewe lambs this season trade for gimmers was, as expected, greatly increased on the year.

The champion pen from M/s Murray was chased to £210 by keen bidders and eventually sold to a Wales based purchaser.

The same price was achieved by the second pen from Townshields which sold to a longstanding buyer at this sale from Derbyshire. Whilst M/s Robson’s third pen sold to £200 going home with a return purchaser based in The Scottish Borders.  The second prize pen from George Famelton, Horseholme, Gilsland, Cumbria sold early in the sale for £190 to an annual buyer.

A great many producers saw increases of £40 - £60 per head on not just lead pens but throughout some of the best runs once again cementing this sale as the premier outlet for such top quality Blackface Gimmers in The North of England.

Top averages were as follows –

Horseholme (sold 72)      Top £190     Average £166

Stell Green (sold 40)       Top £190     Average £162

East Wilkwood (sold 60)  Top £180     Average £153

Townshields (sold 92)     Top £210     Average £194

Sewingshields (sold 59)  Top £210     Average £200

Leading Prices     

£210 Sewingshields & Townshields, £205 Greenleas, £200 Townshields & Sewingshields, £195 Townshields (x2), £190 Horseholme, Stell Green & Sewingshields, £184 Horseholme, £180 East Wilkwood, £172 Falstone Farm, £170 Townshields, £165 Monkridge Hill, £160 East Wilkwood, £150 Horseholme, Monkridge Hill, East Wilkwood & Bilsmoor Park, £148 & £138 East Wilkwood, £135 Horseholme, Stell Green & East Wilkwood, £130 The Dunns & Monkridge Cottage, £125 Falstone Farm

Blackface Stock Sheep

The company were delighted to disperse the commercial hill ewe flock of Blackface Ewes on behalf of M/s J Robson & Sons, Hepple Whitefield having enjoyed their custom over many decades.

The flock of 400 hardy ewes had been farmed on the heather clad hills of Simonside near Rothbury and buyers from Devon to Aberdeen were present to vie for the stock.  Gimmers peaked at £125 with stronger 1crop ewes selling to £135 twice and a hefty pen of 2crop ewes seeing the peak of the dispersal at £154.

The company would like to thank the Robson Family for their support throughout their career at Whitefield and wish them well for the future

Hepple Whitefield

Gimmers - £145, £125

1 crop - £135 (x2), £115 & £108

2 crop - £154, £102 & £96

3 crop - £90 & £70

4 crop - £69, £66 & £65

Swaledale Stock Sheep

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Gimmers - £145, £120 (x2)  

2 Shear – to £140

3 Shear – to£140

4 Shear - to£125

Ewe Lambs - £78

Hill Ewe Lambs

A small but quality entry of Horned Ewe Lambs sold well on the day peaking several times at £78 per head for both Blackface and Swaledale bred sorts.

Blackface - £78 Pottsdurtrees (x2) & Greenleighton, £75 Greenleighton

Swaledale - £78 Low Bleakhope

Cheviot Draft Ewes

A useful class of North and South Country Cheviot ewes were brought forward from the Coquet and College Valleys and sold with ease.

Six year old South Country ewes sold to £81 from the Wholehope heft of FT Walton, whilst a powerful pen of North Country types at the same age sold to £80 having been expertly presented by Graham Oliver for Cheviot Farming Ltd, Elsdon Burn.

SC 5yo - £92 & £81 Dudlees

SC 6yo - £81Wholehope, £79 Quickeningcote, £78 Battleshields, £76 Shilmoor, £73Quickeningcote, £71 Battleshiels

NC 6yo - £80 Elsdonburn, £76 Cottonshope, £72 Elsdonburn, £69 Cottonshope

Mule & Other Gimmers

Mule – £158 Claywalls, £155 Tenter House & Claywalls, £152 Quarry House (x2) & Claywalls, £150 & £146 Quarry House, £145 The Dunns (x2) & Halton Red House, £142 Halton Red House, £138 Quarry House

Texel – £215 & £210 Lough Green, £185 & £180 East Town Farm

Texel x – £174 West Wharmley, £172 Claywalls, £170 Comb Hills, £160 West Wharmley, £152 Lough Green, £150 Comb Hills

Kerry Hill - £200 Comb Hills

Herdwick - £115 & £100 Comb Hills, £88 Heatheridge

Mule Stock Sheep

Bulls Hill - £140 & £138 (2cr), £134, £133 & £125 (3cr), £112 (4cr), £108 (4cr)

Paradise Farm - £110 (4cr)

Mule & Other Ewes

Mule – £126 (4cr) Yatesfield, £122 (4cr) Halton Red House, £120 (4cr) Yatesfield, £116 (4cr) Yatesfield

Texel x – £150 (3cr) Halton Red House£148 (2cr) Halton Red House, £130 (2cr) Halton Red House, £128 (4cr) Yatesfield

Suffolk - £125 (3cr) Hagdon Moor

Ewe Lambs

Texel x – £114 East Greenridge & Low Eshells, £112 & £109 East Greenridge, £108 (x2) Low Eshells

Beltex x – £134, £132 & £120 Low Espley, £108 Newton Farm Crathie

Suffolk x – £132 Frankstown

Leicester - £125 Brieredge

Mule Ewe Lambs

£130 & £116 (x2) Pitland Hills, £115 Hole Farm, Pitland Hills & Camphill, £114 Hole Farm & Camphill, £110 Hole Farm & Camphill, £105 North Cocklake, £98 Harsondale, £96 North Cocklake, £95 Harsondale, £94 Embley, £93 Lilswood Cottage, £92 Brieredge, £90 North Cocklake & Stone House

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 30th September 2020

Prime Lambs

A larger show of prime lambs sold to a better than expected trade with vendors commenting on a pleasing average.

Topping the sale was a pen of 5 smashing Beltex x lambs from WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne selling to £113 (262.8ppkg) to Mr Peter Monkhouse

Heavy weights sold to £105 also from Little Swinburne & £104 from Messrs JR Thompson & Son, The Fawns

Mules topped at £93.50 from FT Walton, Flotterton. Overall sale average just short of £90

More continue to be wanted, please contact any of the auctioneers for entries and enquiries

Texel x £113 & £105 Little Swinburne, £104 The Fawns (x2) & Little Swinburne, £100 The Fawns & Little Swinburne, £99.50 & £98.50 The Fawns, £98 Catreen, £97 The Fawns, £96.50 Chesters, £96 West grange, £95 The Fawns, Chesters, & West Grange (x2), £94.50 Catreen, £94 The Fawns, West Grange, Catreen & Bridgeford, £93.50 Coldwell, Chesters, West Grange & Catreen

262.8p & 250.0p Little Swinburne, 246.3p & 242.7p The Fawns, 235.0p Bridgeford, 231.1p Little Swinburne, 222.5p Bridgeford, 221.3p The Fawns, 219.1p Bridgeford (x2), 217.4p Little Swinburne, 216.3p Chesters, 207.1p Bridgeford, 203.3p Chesters, 200.0 The Fawns

Suffolk x 93.50 Holling Hill, East White Hill & Flotterton, £92.50 Forrestburn Gate, £91 Brixter Hill, £90 Flotterton

185.0p Forrestburn Gate, 183.7p Flotterton, 183.0p Brixter Hill, 179.8p Flotterton

Mule £93.50 Flotterton, £91.50 Coldwell, £91 Holling Hill, East White Hill, £90.50 East White Hill, £89.50 Low Chesterhope

194.1p East White Hill, 190.6p Coldwell, 190.5p & 190.4p Low Chesterhope, 188.5p East White Hill

Cheviot Mule £95, £93.50, £91, 193.9p & 193.6p Flotterton

Blackface £76.50 & 186.6p Low Chesterhope

Cast Ewes and Rams

A larger show of prime ewes sold to another strong trade topping at £120 from Messrs Milburn, Butterknowes. Dave Brodie, Chesters topped at £118 for a pair of Texel cross ewes and his overall average being £98.51. More wanted to meet buyer demand

Texel Ram £120 & £118 Butterknowes

Texel x Ewes £118, £106 Chesters, £105 Longshaws, £1036, £101, £100 (x3), £99 (x2), £98 (x2), £97, £96 & £95 Chesters

Suffolk x Ewes £97 Chesters & North Acomb, £91 Grangemoor, £88 Dene House, £86 Elf Hills, £85 Rugley Walls

Mules £75 Chesters, £70 North Acomb

Blackface £54 North Acomb

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 29th September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Four cracking butchers heifers from M/s JE Suddes & Sons selling to 250.5ppk and grossed to a high of £1487.73

M/s E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill sold a 37 month old Charolais x steer to 148.5ppk and £1382.54

Limousin Heifers – £1487.73, £1430.36, £1231.03 & £1221.12 Rowley

250.5p, 245.5p, 239.5p & 238.5p Rowley

Charolais Steers – £1382.54 & 148.5p Holling Hill

Young Bulls

Limousin - £1163.39 & 154.5p Todhillwood

Charolais - £1276.96 & 173.5p Holling Hill

Cast Cows & OTM

The edge just off the cast cows this week with all classes slightly easier but a nice entry forward still averaged 136.2ppk.  Selling to a high of £1444.14 for a well fed Limousin x cow from M/s W&JA Longlands, Rusheylaw

Limousin – £1444.14 Rusheylaw, £1248.45 Crook Dene, £1198.33 Humber Hill, £1170.96 Low Houselope, £1133.60 Rusheylaw, £1101.87 Crook Dene, £1064 Make Me Rich

170.5p Rusheylaw, 161.5p Humber Hill, 155.5p Rusheylaw, 148.5p Crook Dene, 143.5p Crook Dene & Low Houselope

Angus -£1061.78, £903.21 & £839.13 The Tofts

148.5p, 126.5p & 122.5p The Tofts

British Blue – £1186.63 Crook Dene, £1150.70 Demesne, £1107.95 Make Me Rich

155.5p Demesne, 141.5p Make Me Rich, 137.5p Crook Dene

Charolais - £1000.05 & 147.5p Humber Hill

Parthenais - £1148.18 & 157.5p Low Houselope

British Friesian - £775.01 & £596.37 Rennys Barn

115.5p & 96.5p Rennys Barn

Belted Galloway x - £534.36 & 109.5p Low Eals

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Almost double the entry of lambs forward with a very mixed show and a fair proportion lacking finish.

Topping the sale were Beltex x lambs from Richard Walton, Linacres at £118 with Andrew Reay, West Moorhouses selling top pence per kilo at 294.9p

Texel x – £110 Tedcastle, £109 West Kirkheaton, £106 Watch Currock, £105 Nilston Rigg, £104 West Moorhouses & Nilston Rigg, £103.50 Nilston Rigg, £102 Linacres, £101.50 & £101 Nilston Rigg, £100 Hackford & St Oswalds, £99.50 Nilston Rigg, £99 Holly Hill West & Thockrington, £98.50 Loadman, £98 Loadman, Tedcastle & Thockrington, £97 Little Swinburne, West Moorhouses (x2) & Linacres, £96.50 Holly Hill West & Corneyside (x2), £96 St Oswalds & Aydonshields, £95 Little Swinburne & Nilston Rigg

247.6p West Moorhouses, 246.5p Watch Currock, 238.1p Hackford, 237.2p Linacres, 232.6p St Oswalds, 232.5p East Newham, 231p Linacres, 229.8p Corneyside, 227.9p Tedcastle, 225.6p Little Swinburne, 224.4p Corneyside & West Moorhouses, 221.4p Linacres, 220.9p Little Swinburne, 219.1p Riding Farm, 218.6p Warksfield Head, 218.2p Aydonshields, 210.3p Loadman & Hackford, 207.3p St Oswalds, 206.3p Riding Farm, 204.9p Loadman, 204.6p Aydonshields, 202.4p Half Acres & East Newham, 202.1p West Moorhouses, 201.3p Birkside, 201.2p Stobbilee, 200p St Oswalds, Comb Hills & Kellah, 198.9p West Kirkheaton & Great Chesters, 198.8p Errington Red House, Chesterwood, East Newham & Birkside

Dutch Texel x – £106 Willimoteswick, £101 Burntongues (x2), £98 Willimoteswick & Burntongues (x2), £94 Burntongues, £93 & £92 Willimoteswick

259 & 246.3p Burntongues, 240.9p Willimoteswick, 233.3p Burntongues (x2), 230p & 221.4p Willimoteswick, 218.6p Burntongues, 204.7p & 200p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £100 Thockrington & Nilston Rigg, £99 Thockrington, £98 & £95.50 Nilston Rigg, £95 & £93.50 Thockrington, £93 Sillywrea, £89 Whitechapel, Fairley & West Kirkheaton

198.8p & 196.4p Sillywrea, 193p Riding Farm, 191.3p Whitechapel, 190p West Kirkheaton, 189.8p Sillywrea, 187p Fairley & Thockrington, 181.9p Whitechapel, 181.6p Kiln Pit Hill

Beltex x – £118 Linacres, £115 & £109 West Moorhouses, £108 & £106 Little Swinburne, £105 West Moorhouses, £102 St Oswalds, £100 (x2) & £98 Little Swinburne, £97 Linacres, £90 East Uppertown, £89.50 & £87 St Oswalds

294.9p West Moorhouses, 281p Linacres, 265.9p West Moorhouses, 251.2p & 246.5p Little Swinburne, 242.9p St Oswalds, 238.1p Little Swinburne, 233.3p West Moorhouses, 232.6p Little Swinburne, 231p Linacres, 229p St Oswalds, 227.9p Little Swinburne, 223.8p St Oswalds, 204.6p East Uppertown

Charollais x – £92.50, £91 & £88 Woodcroft, £86.50 Fairley

214.6p, 202.2p & 196.8p Woodcroft, 188p Fairley

Kerry Hill - £75 & 174.4p Tedcastle

Cheviot Mule- £85 Highwood, £80 North Cocklake

193.2p Highwood, 190.5p North Cocklake

Mule – £96.50 Camphill, £93 Little Swinburne, £91.50 Camphill, £91 Warksfield Head, £90.50 Whitechapel, £88 Camphill, £86 Kellah, £85 Stoop Rigg, £84.50 Kellah, £84 Stoop Rigg, £82 Highwood, £80.50 Hawksteel, £80 Hotbank

191.3p Camphill, 189.8p Little Swinburne, 188.5p Hotbank, 185.7p Warksfield Head, 183.3p Riding Farm, 182.2p Highwood, 181.8p Hotbank, 181p Whitechapel, 179.4p Camphill, 178.7p Stoop Rigg, 177.5p Low Stokoe

Blackface -£90 Camphill, £83.50 Stoop Rigg, £83 Camphill, £79.50 & £75.50 Stoop Rigg, £74 Hotbank, £73 Townfoot

185p Hotbank, 184.9p & 184.2p Stoop Rigg, 180.4p Camphill, 174p Stoop Rigg, 169.8p Camphill, 162.2p Townfoot

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 25th September 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their first Prize Show and Sale of the traditional autumn cattle sales and forward was 672 head of mainly native breeds.

The Prize Show was again kindly sponsored by The Rawburn Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Herd, The Luing Cattle Society and the Championship  by RM Corbett Ltd, Spreading and Haulage Contractor.

The show was expertly carried out by local buyer and store cattle finisher, Ian Hamilton, Claywalls who had a varied show of a number of native breeds to judge with no fewer than 50 head.

Due to Covid restrictions the judging took place in the pens.

Ian arrived at his award for Overall Champion and it went to a Beef Shorthorn Heifer which took the Martin Wallace Memorial Trophy for the 3rd consecutive year consigned by M/s Milburn, Holling Hill and sold at £1460 to R Cook & Co, Kenneil Mill, Linlithgow.

Reserve Champion went to the Ridley Family, Whittonshields with an Angus steer which later sold at £1180 to Foley Bros, Mirlaw House

Prize Show

Best Angus Steer

First Prize               Whittonshields

Second Prize         Flotterton

Third Prize             Whittonshields

Best Angus Heifer

First Prize               Whittonshields

Second Prize         Whittonshields

Third Prize             Partridge Nest

Champion Angus Beast – M/s Ridley, Whittonshields (Angus Steer)

Best Pen of 4

First Prize               Flotterton

Second Prize         Flotterton

Third Prize             Wallish Walls

Best Hereford Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Watergate Farm

Second Prize         Partridge Nest

Third Prize             Watergate Farm

Best Shorthorn Steer or Heifer

First prize               Holling Hill

Second Prize         Holling Hill

Third Prize             Woodlands Hal 

Best Other Native Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Wayn Riggs

Second Prize         Wallish Walls

Best Pen of 4

First Prize               Watergate Farm

Best Luing Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Lanton Estate

Second Prize         The Lampert

Third Prize              Hawksnest

Best pen of 4

First Prize               Hallbankgate

Second Prize         Lanton Estate

Third Prize             Lanton Estate

Overall Champion – M/s Milburn, Holling Hill

Reserve Champion – M/s Ridley, Whittonshield

The sale commenced under Covid restrictions with buyers abiding by social distancing rules.  A smaller compliment of buyers present but bid well for all classes and a very satisfactory sale at levels seen in previous weeks.

The sale picked up pace as batches of cattle came through the ring and buyers bid well for bigger lots.

Angus steers sold tat £1380 from M/s Telfer, Bellingham Demesne.  Heifers to £1110 M/s Baxter, Kiln Hill

Hereford steers to £1300 and Heifers to £1025 from Mr A Parker, High Wooley

Shorthorn bred steers to £980 from Neil Hunter, Woodlands and £1460 for the Champion from the Milburn, Holling Hill

Luing and Luing x cattle peaked at £1195 (x2) from Lanton Estates.

South Devon’s peaked at £1195 (x2) from M/s Moore, Wingates Holme, heifers at £980 Deans Farm

Cattle 30+ Months

Angus x steers – £1070 Wallish Walls

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1275 Old Deanham, £1200 Low Hall, £1080 Old Deanham, £1055 Whitelees, £1030 Old Deanham, £1010 Old Deanham & Whitelees

British Blue x steers – £1100 Old Deanham

Angus x steers – £1230 Collierley, £1185 Springwell, £1175, £1170, £1150, £1135, £1130 & £1100 Wallish Walls, £990 Collierley, £970 Wallish Walls

Murray Gray steers – £925 West Hepple

Whitebred Shorthorn steers – £830 Wallish Walls

Limousin x heifers - £1180 Old Deanham, £1150 Old Deanham & Whitelees, £1140 South Kirkheaton, £1100 Low Hall, £1010 South Kirkheaton, £970, £960 & £950 Old Deanham

British Blue x heifers – £1040 & £1000 South Kirkheaton, £955 Old Deanham

Angus x heifers – £1065 & £1050 Whitelees, £10140 Collierley

Beef Shorthorn heifers – £980 Woodlands Hall

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1240 Burntongues, £1170 Low Hall, £1140 & £1135 Old Deanham, £1110 & £1100 Thrunton Lowfield, £1000, £990, £960, £940, £905 & £900 South Kirkheaton

Charolais x steers – £1000 Gallowhill

Simmental x steers – £1095 Thrunton Lowfield, £1030 Burdonside

Angus x steers – £1380 Demesne, £1360 Lynnshield, £1290 Hepple Whitefield, £1280 Lynnshield, £1275 Hepple Whitefield, £1250 Lynnshield, £1240, £1230 & £1215 Hepple Whitefield, £1180 Collierley, £1180 Demesne & Whittonshields, £1165 Hepple Whitefield, £1150 Springwell & Lee Hall, £1145 Hepple Whitefield & Watch Hill, £1125 Hepple Whitefield, £1120 Lynnshield, £1110 Whittonshields, £1075 Demesne, £1060 Springwell, £1040 Lee Hall & Hepple Whitefield, £1020 Collierley, £1000 Colwell Hill, £970 Gallowhill £955 Parkside (x2)

Hereford x steers – £1300 High Wooley, £1200, £1090 (x2) & £1085 Watergate, £1065 Partridge Nest, £1050 High Wooley, £1045 High Wooley & Gallowhill, £1035 Gallowhill (x2), £1015 Watergate, £1000 East Fourstones, £985 Gallowhill, £980 Watergate, £975 & £930 East Fourstones

South Devon steers - £1170, £1145 (x2), £1115, £1110, £1080 & £1010 Wingates Wholme, £970 & £915 The Deans

Luing steers - £1195 (x2), £1140, £1065 & £1060 Lanton Estate, £1055 (x2) Hallbankgate, £1040 The Lampert, £1035 Lanton Estate, £1030, £1010, £1005 & £990 The Lampert, £985 Hallbankgate, £950 & £875 Hawksnest

Galloway steers – £715 Wayn Riggs

Murray Gray steers - £920 & £895 West Hepple

Limousin x heifers - £1020 & £910 South Kirkheaton

Charolais x heifers – £900 Harewalls

Angus x heifers – £1265 Demesne, £1070 Whittonsteads (x2), £1065 Hepple Whitefield (x2), £1060 Demesne & Snape Farm, £1050 Hepple Whitefield, £1045 Whittonshields, £1040 Snape Farm, £1030 Hepple Whitefield, £1010 Collierley, £1000 Hepple Whitefield, £990 Watch Hill, £980b Hepple Whitefield, £970 Snape Farm, £940 Brackenthwaite, £940 & £935 Snape Farm, £925 Hepple Whitefield, £890 Watch Hill, £880 Hepple Whitefield

Hereford x heifers – £1025 (x2), £1000 & £985 High Wooley

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1460 & £1170 Holling Hill

Murray Grey x heifers - £940 West Hepple

Belted Galloway heifers - £850 Colwell Hill

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1000 (x2) & £990 Glendue, £920 Lee Hall, £900 White House Burnhope & Burdonside, £890 Burdonside

Charolais x steers – £1120 Harewalls, £1080 & £1050 Gallowhill

British Blue x steers – £930 & £910 Hallington High Farm

Simmental x steers – £995, £990 & £965 Burdonside

Angus x steers – £1275 Kiln Hill, £1260 Aydonshields, £1250 Flotterton, £1210 Aydonshields, £1200 Kiln Hill,  £1165 Kiln Hill, £1160 Raggetsyke, £1140 Lee Hall (x2) & Watch Hill, £1125, £1120 (x2) & £1105 Flotterton, £1100 Lee Hall, £1090 Whittonshields, Lynnshield, Parkside & Watch Hill, £1080, £1070 & £1060 (x2) Flotterton £1050 Parkgates, £1040 Lee Hall & Raggetsyke, £1035 Flotterton,£1020 South Farm, Lee Hall, Hepple Whitefield & Partridge Nest, £1010 Parkgates (x2) & Lee Hall, £1000 Flotterton & Hallington High Farm £990 Parkgates, Demesne, Whittonshields & Hallington High Farm, £980 Buckshot, £970 Parkside, £965 Buckshot £960 Springwell, £955 Keld £950 Parkgates (x2), £930 Keld, £920 Springwell & Hallington High Farm

Hereford x steers – £1060 Watergate, £1030 Parkgates, £990 Nookton, £985 High Wooley, £980 Watergate, £955 Gallowhill, £950 Parkgates, £930 Watergate

Beef Shorthorn x steers – £980 Woodlands Hall

South Devon steers – £980, £935 & £930 The Deans

Luing steers - £990, £955, £950, £925 & £880 The Lampert

Limousin x heifers - £1035 Raggetsyke, £900 Burdonside

Angus x heifers – £1110 & £1100 Kiln Hill, £1080 Demesne, £1050 Lynnshield (x2), £990 Watch Hill, £970 Lynnshield, £950 Whittonshields

Simmental x heifers – £960 & £895 Burdonside

Hereford x heifers – £875 Colwell Hill

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £950 West End Town

Angus x steers – £980 Springwell, £930 Partridge Nest

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Largest show of Cast Ewes and Rams seen at Hexham at this time of year met stronger demand for the bigger end of ewes.

Topping the sale was a tremendous ewe from Miss J Carins making £128 with the next pen from the same home at the same money.

M/s H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene were close behind at £124 for a pen of Texels.

Mule ewes topped at £86 from Mr CJ Litt, Paradise Farm.

Feeding ewes a very similar trade on the week.

More wanted for next week with 14 purchasers ringside.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £124 & £118 Paxton Dene, £92 North Cocklake

Texel x – £128 Rouchester (JC), £120 East Wharmley, Willimoteswick & Springwood Farm, £117 Middle Farm, £112 Springwood Farm, £111 Middle Farm, East Wharmley & Paxton Dene, £109 Middle Farm, £106 Holly Hill West, £104 Willimoteswick, £103 East Wharmley, £102 Willimoteswick, £100 East Wharmley, Willimoteswick (x2) & Crook Dene, £99 Holly Hill West, £98 Springwood Farm & Round Meadows, £96 Middle Farm, Nilston Rigg, Springwood Farm, Burntongues, West Wharmley & Black Callerton, £95 Willimoteswick & Black Callerton, £94 Nilston Rigg & Fallowfield, £93 Milfield, £92 Greenchesters, £91 Willimoteswick, Springwood Farm & Paxton Dene, £90 South Colwell, Paxton Dene & Crops Hall

Suffolk x – £98 Burntongues, £96 Nilston Rigg, £92 Errington Red House, £90 Archway Cottage, £85 Wittonshields

Beltex x - £128 Rouchester (JC), £98 Paxton Dene

Leicester - £93 Wolf Hills

Cheviot – £66 Edges Green, £64 South Colwell, £61 & £60 Bellshiel

Cheviot Mule – £92 Errington Red House

Mule – £86 Paradise Farm, £81 Nilston Rigg, Crook Dene, East Knitsley & Round Meadows, £80 Holly Hill West & West Wharmley, £79 East Wharmley & Coltpark, £78 South Colwell (x2), £76 & £74 Coltpark, £70 Paradise Farm & Coltpark

Blackface – £63 Broomhall, £59 Black Callerton, £58 Townshields, £56 Holly Hill West & Hotbank, £54 Townshields

Swaledale – £56 Paradise Farm, £54 Round Meadows, £52 Ouston & Stobby Lea, £51 & £49 Buckshot

Herdwick - £43.50 Gairshield

Crossbred – £90 Bellshiel

Store Lambs

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 6178 Store Lambs, a massive entry for the time of year and just shows more and more producers are taking advantage of the competitive Hexham ring.

This weeks sale included the Hill Store Lamb show which was ably judged by Mr Willie Dodd, West Belsay who awarded the Championship to the Blackface section winners from M/s JAI & DJ Scott, The Brigg which went on to sell for £72.50

The offering of lambs on the whole this week would be poorer than last week but trade for the better middle keeping lambs was still buoyant with lambs still making £74 - £78 with still plenty of time to go.

Topping the sale was a pure Texel ewe lamb from M/s AJ&H Gordon, Old Deanham that went on to sell for £140.  M/s H Clark & Son, Paxton Dene sold some outstanding Dutch Texel x lambs to £129 as did JE Halliday & Son, Woodland House.

Mule lambs were easily cashed for the type of lambs on offer and sold to £78 from H&TV Walton, Settlingstones.

With the number of buyers present we can still sell more lambs here at Hexham.  For entries for next week please call Drew or Jack.

Texel - £140 Old Deanham, £122 Greenchesters

Texel x – £124 Errington Red House, £113 & £97 Ewesley, £92 Greenchesters & Errington Red House, £90 Birtley Old School, The Boat (x2) & Stobby Lea, £89.50 Woodland House, £89 New Meadows, £88.50 Paradise Farm, £88 Birtley Old School Hareshaw Allotment & The Boat

Dutch Texel x - £129 Paxton Dene, £128 & £127 Little Swinburne, £124 Woodhead & Agars Hill, £122 Woodhead, £120 Woodhead & Agars Hill, £119 Woodhead, £117 Little Swinburne & Low Houses, £116 Agars Hill

Suffolk x – £97.50 Huntlaw Cottage, £88 Hareshaw Allotment, £86 Howick, £85 Woodland House, £84 Hepple Whitefield, £83 Clarghyll, £81 Hareshaw Allotment, £80 North Hanging Wells & Howick

Charollais x – £74, £71.50 & £71 Monk Farm

Beltex x - £129 Woodland House, £124.50 East Wharmley, £119 & £106 Woodland House, £105 Old Deanham, £100 Holling Hill & East Wharmley, £98 Woodland House, £97 Birchcraig, £96 East Wharmley

Cheviot x - £71 Gairshield

Mule – £78 Settlingstones, £75.50 Penpeugh & Woodhall, £73 Felton Demesne, £70.50 Ottercops, £67.50 Paradise Farm & Low Acton, £67 Edges Green, £66 Intake Farm

Blackface – £72.50 The Brigg, £70.50 Quickening Cote, £62.50 Featherwood, £61 Gleedlee, £59.50 Brieredge, £59 Featherwood

Swaledale - £55 Stobby Lea, £49 Ouston & Stobby Lea, £44 Grange Farm & Stobby Lea

Herdwick - £46 Gairshield

"Tow Law" Mule Gimmer Lambs | Thursday 24th September 2020

Mule Gimmer Lambs Ex Swaledale

On Thursday 24th September Hexham Auction Mart held their Annual Sale of The Traditional “Tow Law” Gimmer Lambs on behalf of  the Weardale Branch of NEMSA with a catalogue of 4905

The sale was once again kindly sponsored by Baldwins Accountants, Barclays Bank and Peter Monkhouse.

The judging for 2020 was in the capable hands of John Ackerley, Milton Mains who had 12 outstanding pens to pick from,

After much deliberation and due consideration to all pens, John awarded the GW Robinson Rosebowl and NEMSA Rossette, for the third year, to a super pen of ten lambs from John, Steven and Andrew Reed, Lands Farm which later sold at £280 to RW Kirby & Son, Northallerton.

Reserve Champion went to R&MJ Lee, Harwood Shield and sold at £165 also to RW Kirby & Son.

The best runs of 100 lambs or more were judged by John Bell, Frosterley and Peter Lee, Morley Hill.  They awarded the William Reed Trophy for the second year to the Scott Family, Low Leam, West Woodburn.

A great Show of lambs forward.  A good ring of regular local and distant buyers and also new faces to this sale.  This resulted in a buoyant trade from start to finish with the smaller running lambs in particular in strong demand.  The sale average was up £24.56 on 2019

Prize Show

Pens of Ten

First Prize               Lands Farm – M/s Reed

Second Prize         Harwood Shield – M/s Lee

Third Prize             Ambling Gate – M/s Collingwood

Fourth Prize           Allenshields – M/s Ridley

Runs of 100 or More

First Prize               Low Leam

Second Prize         Harwood Shield

Third Prize             High Edges Green

£280 Lands Farm, £180 Redburn, £170 Agars Hill, £165 Harwood Shield & Lands Farm, £155 Lands Farm, £152 & £148 Low Leam, £142 Ambling Gate, Harwood Shield & Lands Farm, £140 High Edges Green & Allenshields, £138 Harwood Shield & Agars Hill (x2), £136 West Greenridge, £132 Lands Farm, £130 Harwood Shield & Redburn, £128 High Edges Green, Low Leam & West Biggens, £126 Lands Farm, £125 High Edges Green, Stewartshields Meadows, Low Leam & Ambling Gate, £122 West Biggens, Lands Farm (x2), Wolsingham Park (x2) & Redburn, £120High Edges Green, Low Leam (x2), Ambling Gate, Allenshields, Lands Farm (x2) & Agars Hill, £119 Redburn, £118 High Edges Green, Beacon Rigg & Redburn, £116 Rosehill, West Greenridge, West Biggens & Agars Hill, £115 Rosehill, Low Leam & Agars Hill, £114 Low Leam & Harwood Shield, £113 Redburn, £112 Spittalshield, Ambling Gate, Beacon Rigg, West Biggens, Harwood Shield & Wolsingham Park, £111 Harwood Shield, £110 Ouston, Beacon Rigg, Allotment & Lands Farm, £109 Allotment, £108 Ambling Gate, Softley, Allotment, Lands Farm & Redburn (x20, £107 High Edges Green, Low Leam, West Greenridge & Lands Farm, £106 High Edges Green, Stewartshields Meadows, Low Leam, Allenshields (x3), Allotment & Lands Farm (x2)

Leading Averages

VENDOR

No Sold

Average

Lands Farm

465

118.47

Agars Hill

160

117.29

Low Leam

385

115.51

Harwood Shield

228

114.55

High Edges Green/Woodhall

393

107.40

West Greenridge

150

106.26

Rose Hill

59

106.17

Redburn

364

105.70

Allenshields

273

104.36

Stewartshield Meadow

128

104.19

West Biggens

239

103.89

Ambling Gate

257

103.87

Spittalshield

152

102.11

Softley

40

101.70

Wolsingham Park

254

100.56

Ouston

95

100.05

Allotment

267

96.66

Beacon Rigg

302

95.46

East Plenmeller

160

90.22

 

Breeding Sheep | Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Texel Rams

A tremendous show of Texel Rams forward with the sale attended by a terrific company of buyers from all over the North of England.  Trade for especially the better rams was good all day with a number of very impressive averages and an increase on the year of £106.

Leading Averages

Lands                    1381.81       11 sold

Cornhills               1000.00       18 sold

Townfoot               941.66        12 sold

Brinkburn

Newhouses           921.88        16 sold

Haggate               850.00         6 sold

Lough Green         826.92        13 sold

Quarry House        807.50          8 sold

Woodhead           800.00          2 sold

Butterknowes        753.33        15 sold

Harbottle Grange 736.36        11 sold

Edlingham

Demesne              725.00         8 sold

West Nubbock      687.50          8 sold

Shearlings - £3200 & £3100 Lands Farm, £2500 Cornhills, £2300 & £1600 Lands Farm, £1500 Well House & Lough Green, £1400 Quarry House, £1300 Brinkburn Newhouses & Townfoot, £1250 Brinkburn Newhouses, £1200 Cornhills & Lough Green, £1150 Flotterton Cottage & Edlingham Demesne, £1100 Townfoot (x3), West Nubbock, Harbottle Grange (x2) & Juries House, £1050 Haggate (x2), £1000 Cornhills, Brinkburn Newhouses (x3), Townfoot (x3), West Nubbock, Burradon Windyside, Lough Green & Edlingham Demesne, £950 Cornhills (x6), Brinkburn Newhouses (x4), Butterknowes (x2), West Nubbock & Castle Dene, £900 Cornhills (x2), Woodhead, Townfoot, Haggate, Harbottle Grange (x3), Lough Green & Quarry House (x2), £850 Cornhills (x4), Well House, Brinkburn Newhouses (x2), Lands Farm, Butterknowes (x2), Juries House, Middle Dukesfield & West Hills (x2), £820 Well House & West Heddon

2 shear - £580 Elilaw

Lambs - £300 Shaw Wood

Pedigree Beltex

A small entry of Pure MV Beltex tups that sold well for the entry forward selling to 900gns for a tup from M/s AJ&T Snaith, Great Tosson.

Shearlings – 900gns & £750gns (x2)

Beltex – Non MV Accredited

A good show of tups in this section sold tremendously well selling to £1300 from M/s WS Robson, Yatesfield with the same home selling another tup to £1200.  Adam Steele, Steeley Farm brought his usual powerful entry selling to £950

£1300 & £1200 Yatesfield, £950 Steeley Farm & Yatesfield, £880 Needless Hall, £850 Steeley Farm, £820 Needless Hall, £750 Steeley Farm, £650 Needless Hall, £580 Steeley Hall

Suffolk Rams

A large show of Suffolk Shearlings and Ram Lambs met strong demand for good skinned and carcased types.  Topping the sale was a tremendous long tup from Mr A Lee, Goatstones selling to £1350 heading up to regular buyers M/s JN Brown & Son, East White Hill.

A naturally done run of tups from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold to a top of £1250.  Suffolk lambs sold to £500 from M/s G&FJ Soulsby, Williamsgill.

Overall average up £45 on the year.

Shearlings - £1350 Goatstones, £1250, £1020 & £950 Flotterton, £900 Goatstones, £880 Black Heddon, £850 Edlingham Newtown, £850 Goatstones, Black Heddon & High Dalton, £820 Black Heddon, £800 Flotterton, Goatstones (x2) & The Bellion, £750 Goatstones (x2) & Black Heddon (x2), £720 Lilburn Estate, £700 West Wharmley, Goatstones (x2), Black Heddon (x2), Brinkburn Newhouses & High Dalton

Ram Lambs - £500, £480 & £400 Williamsgill, £350 (x2) Salmonfield

Leicester Rams

Smaller show of Bluefaced Leicester Shearlings sold to stronger demand.  Topping the sale was a traditional shearling from regular local vendor M/s TL Forster & Son, Lowes Fell at £800

Shearlings - £800 & £700 Lowes Fell, £620 Hexhamshire, £580 & £520 Lowes Fell, £450 Lowes Fell & Hexhamshire, £420 Lowes Fell

MV Texel, Charollais & Cross Bred Tups

A new section this year for our sale with a wide selection of tups to cheese from.  With trade being selective, the better end of the sheep sold very well with a fantastic two shear sheep from Mr N Harvey, Blackadder Mains, Duns realising £1300.  Ram lambs from M/s D&S MacPherson, Castlehills Farm Berwick saw a complete clearance and sold to £380 and averaged £300

Charollais Shearlings sold to £650 from M/s Wales, Thackwood Farm.

Texel  MV Accredited

Shearlings - £800 & £750 Blackadder Mains, £700 Cracrop, £680 Bowsden Moor, £650 Cracrop, £600 Blackadder Mains (x2), £580 Howgillside

2 shear - £1300 Blackadder Mains, £620 Shepherds Cottage

Lambs - £380, £350, £320 & £300 Castlehills

Charollais

Shearlings - £650, £580 & £550 Thackwood

Non MV Accredited Cross Bred Tups

Credit must go to our vendors for exhibiting a fantastic run of tups this year with records broken in the ring not once, not twice but three times!

Topping this section was a tremendous Shearling Dutch Texel from the renowned Storey Family, Haltwhistle selling to £3500 to the Emmersons of Haggate.

The Storey’s were in the money again with a bare shearling selling for £2100 to M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill, Whitfield.  The Storey’s run of tups went on to average £1766!.  Well done lads.

M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne brought a fantastic entry of Beltex x Dutch Texel Shearlings this year that went on to sell extremely well and topped at £1800 and also sold to £1300.

First time vendor, Ben Cowton, sold a bare and powerful sheep for £1100

Another first time vendor at this sale, due to no Kelso this year, was Derek & Vincent Milburn from Holling Hill with their Charollais x Beltex shearlings that sold exceptional well and sold twice to £1000 with the run of 16 tups going on to average £770.  Well done gentlemen.

Suffolk x bred tups were easily cashed again this year selling to £900 from M/s J Leiper & Sons, Black Heddon.

M/s J&E Campbell, Rosebrough sold tups to £750.  Mr CS Whitfield, High Castle Dene brought their usual run of powerful three quarter Texel tups which sold well considering being last in and sold to £850 twice.

Texel Crosses

Shearlings - 850 (x2), £800, £750 (x2), £720 & £700 (x2) High Castle Dene

Bleu D’Maine

Shearlings - £800, £750 & £650 Lough Green

Dutch Texel

Shearlings - £3500, £2100, £1800 & £1400 Woodhead, £1300 Burntongues, £1000 Woodhead, £800 Ryal West Side & Woodhead, £750 Quarry House

Charollais Crosses

Shearlings - £1000 (x2), £950, £900 (x2), £850, £820, £800 & £750 Holling Hill

Beltex Crosses

£1800 & £1300 Little Swinburne, £1100 Little Swinburne & Low West House, £1000 Cracrop & Little Swinburne, £950 Rosebrough & Little Swinburne, £900 Cracrop & Little Swinburne, £850 Little Swinburne (x2) & Low West House, £750 Cracrop & Little Swinburne, £700 Rosebrough, Cracrop & Little Swinburne

Suffolk Crosses

£900 Black Heddon, £750 Rosebrough, £700 Black Heddon, £650 Rosebrough, £600 (x2) Black Heddon

Suffolk Females

Hexham and Northern Marts were favoured with the Part Dispersal of the renowned Goatstones Suffolk Flock on behalf of Mr A lee, who earlier on averaged £820 for their 10 Suffolk Shearling Rams.

Topping the sale was a two crop ewe selling to £650 and heading up the A1 to another well known tup breeder.  The 1 crop ewes topped at £550 and £500 twice

Gimmers - £400 & £380 Goatstones

1 crop ewes - £550, £500 (x2), £350 & £300 Goatstones

2crop ewes - £650 & £450 Goatstones

3 crop ewes - £240 Goatstones

Suffolk Ewe Lambs

A small offering of Suffolk Ewe Lambs sold to £190 for a pen of two from Katie Stobbs, High Dalton

£190, £180 & £160 High Dalton

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 23rd September 2020

In line with other centres and lambs carrying a lot of rain water, trade was easier on the week. Peaking at £104 for Texel x lambs from Jonta Walton, Grangemoor and Messrs Anderson, Horncastle.

Cast sheep noticeably sharper and more required to meet demand.

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A good entry of clean cattle with half the entry being Angus x heifers which sold well throughout to average 214.6ppk.  Charolais heifers from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold to 233.5ppk and grossed £1424.35

Charolais Heifers – £1424.35, £1413.89, £1360.47 & £1335 Flotterton

233.5p, 225.5p, 224.5p & 222.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1405.05 & £1364.18 Flotterton, £1308.22 West Shields, £1240.44 & £1137.10 Flotterton

Simmental heifers - £1037.34 & 169.5p Stoop Rigg

Cast Cows & OTM

A moderate show of cows this week with plenty of lean, older models on offer.  Trade still maintained previous weeks’ rates and easy to sell.  A nice British Blue x cow from M/s J lee & Sons, Agars Hill sold to 176.5ppk.

Limousin – £1123.50 Greyside, £993.02 Stoop Rigg

160.5p Greyside, 143.5p Stoop Rigg

Limousin Bull - £841.35 & 118.5p Agars Hill

Angus -£820.99 West Shields

British Blue – £1256.68 Agars Hill, £1221.77 Cowburn Rigg, £1087.31 Morley Hill, £969.22 Agars Hill

176.5p Agars Hill, 159.5p Cowburn Rigg, 158.5p Morley Hill, 150.5p Agars Hill

Simmental - £993.02 & £861.30 Stoop Rigg

143.5p & 131.5p Stoop Rigg

Saler - £905.60 & 141.5p West Shields

Hereford - £928.39 & 131.5p Stoop Rigg

Belted Galloway - £591.48 & 139.5p Low Eals

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A much smaller show of lambs forward this week as a result of six day standstills from last weeks’ breeding sheep sales.

All classes good to sell with a 12p lift in the average to an sqq of 221.8p

Top price was foe an exceptional Beltex cross lamb from The Hope realising £128 and 304.8p

With standstills still likely to affect next week early entries invited.  Brian 07801862792

Texel x – £118 Dotland Park, £116 The Hope, £112 Dotland Park, £110 The Hope, £109 Watch Currock (x2), £108 & £107 (x2) The Hope, £106 The Hope & Warksfield Head, £104 Dotland Park & Middle Heads, £103.50 Tenter House & Linacres, £103 Dotland Park, Buckshot, East Uppertown & Linacres, £102 The Hope, Tenter House, Ridley Stokoe, Colepike & Linacres (x2), £101 Fell Lane & Linacres, £100 East Matfen, Watch Currock, Warksfield Head & Palm Strothers (x2), £99.50 Low Ardley & Watch Currock, £99 East Butsfield, Fell Lane, Woodcroft & Linacres, £98.50 Low Ardley, Hedley Park, Aydonshields & Middle Heads, £98 Low Ardley, Tenter House, Buckshot & Colepike, £97.50 Hedley Park & Watch Currock, £97 Hedley Park, Tenter House, Woodcroft, Fairspring & West Shields, £96 Hedley Park, North Cocklake, Ridley Stokoe (x2), Warksfield Head & Linacres

276.2p The Hope, 268.2p & 266.7p Dotland Park, 263.4p The Hope, 259*.5p Watch Currock, 255.8p, 252.4p & 248.8p The Hope, 247.5p Fell Lane, 245.2p East Uppertown & Dotland Park, 242.9p Ridley Stokoe, 240.9p Warksfield Head, 240.5p Fell Lane, 238.1p East Matfen & Palm Strothers, 237.2p Linacres, 237p Watch Currock, 236.4p Middle Heads, 234.9p Linacres, 234.2p North Cocklake, 234.1p Linacres, 233.3p Low Ardley & Dotland Park, 231p Woodcroft, 228.6p Ridley Stokoe (x2), 227.4p China Hall, 226.7p The Hope, 226.2p North Cocklake, 225.6p Fairspring, 225p Linacres, 223.2p China Hall, 222.7p Tenter House, 222.6p Broomhall, 222.1p Flotterton, 216.5p Hedley Park

Dutch Texel x - £109, £103 & £100 High Town

282.5p, 243.9p & 219.2p High Town

Suffolk x – £102.50 Lunns House, £99.50 East Butsfield & Lunns House, £99 Flotterton, £97.50 Sillywrea, £97 East Butsfield, £94 Lunns House, £93.50 Sillywrea & Middle Heads, £93 Broomhall, £91.50 Ridley Stokoe, £91 Ridley Stokoe & Middle Heads, £89 Bingfield & Lunns House

212.8p Ridley Stokoe, 212.5p Sillywrea, 207.3p & 205p, 204.8p Bingfield, 203.5p Lunns House, 203.3p Middle Heads, 202.3p Lunns House, 202p Flotterton, 200p Lunns House, 199p Sillywrea, 198p East Butsfield, 197.8p Bingfield, 193.6p Middle Heads & Ridley Stokoe, 191.4p East Butsfield

Beltex x – £128 & £119 The Hope, £114 Watch Currock, £112 Fell Lane

304.8p & 297.5p The Hope, 287.2p Fell Lane, 242.6p Watch Currock

Charollais x – £94.50 & £94 Colepike

213.6p & 205.4p Colepike

Bleu D’Maine - £102 & 213.8p Sillywrea

Cheviot x- £89.50 & 203.4p Flotterton

Mule – £98.50 Broomhall, £97 Tenter House, £92.50 High Town, £88.50 Flotterton, £85 Bulls Hill

201.1p High Town, 198p Tenter House, 197p Broomhall, 196.7p Flotterton, 190.5p Hawksteel, 189.5p Bulls Hill

Blackface - £78.50 & 196.3p Embley

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 18th September 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their busiest sale day of the year to date and offered a tremendous catalogue of livestock for sale which included 398 store cattle, 125 head of beef breeding cattle, 2759 North of England Mule, Continental & Blackface ewe lambs, 729 Cast sheep and a great entry on 4240 Store lambs. 

With both buyers and sellers observing the strict Covid-19 guidelines as stipulated by the auctioneers all classes enjoyed a great days trading with levels continuing at those seen recently.  A mixed catalogue of store cattle met with a straight trade throughout with perhaps fewer buyers at ringside due to tillage work taking precedence during a fine spell of weather.

Store cattle peaked at £1320 for a pair of hefty Angus bullocks from John Baty, Catreen, Wark with heifers peaking at £1245 for an upstanding Limousin cross lady from Macolm Smith, Branton Middle Steads, North Northumberland.

The mid-aged range of cattle toped at £1240 for a square Limmy bullock from Martin White, Steel Hall, Slaley with another at £1230 from Robin MacDonald; another North Northumberland vendor who made the trip to Hexham from Low Middleton, Belford.  Messrs Ballantyne, Cowburnrigg, Hadrians Wall brought a great run forward to peak at £1220 for well-bred steers and £1200 for heifer sisters to cap a good days trading.

The youngest class of cattle looked a nice trade throughout and topped at £970 for a smart heifer from Derek Fairless, Piatroon, Allendale with steers coming a rare second on the day at £945 for a cracking pair of Limmy steer calves from John Gilhespy, Tedcastle.

Enquiry is sure to increase as we head into the traditional ‘back-end’ cattle show-sales here at Hexham with entries invited for the first which will be the annual special prize show and sale for native breed cattle next Friday the 25th September.  Please contact our auctioneers to discuss which sale would provide optimum return for your cattle during these special autumn sales at Hexham.

Leading Prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1150 & £1140 Brackenthwaite, £1090 Low Staples, £1010 Brackenthwaite

Angus x steers – £1190 Brackenthwaite

Galloway x steers – £1100 Whitelees

Limousin x heifers - £980 Collierley

British Blue x heifers – £1010 Whitelees, £940 East Newham

Angus x heifers – £1240 Catreen, £1235 & £1200 Bankfoot, £1180 & £1080 Delight Farm, £1000 Bankfoot

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – 1190 Whitelees & Low Middleton, £1160 Whitelees, £1155 Ouston & Steel Hall, £1080 Ouston, £1070 Collierley, £1050 Lee Hall, £1040 The Tofts, £1010 Brackenthwaite, £990 Hopefoot, £970 Ouston, £960 Hopefoot, £955 Collierley

Charolais x steers – £1220, £1200 & £1140 Springwell, £1130 Harewalls & Colwell Hill, £1120 Springwell, £1110 Colwell Hill, £1050 Springwell, £980 Colwell Hill, £930 Low Staples

Angus x steers – £1320 Catreen, £1200, £1160, £1150 & £1125 Springwell, £1090 Brackenthwaite, £1030 & £1000 Springwell, £900 Bankfoot

Simmental x steers – £1110 Low Three Mark

Limousin x heifers - £1245 Branton Middle Steads, £1180 Lunns House, £1170 Stoneygate, £1160 Lunns House & West Nubbock, £1150 West Nubbock, £1090 Lunns House (x2) & Low Middleton, £1085 West Kirkheaton, £1080 Stoneygate & Lunns House, £1070 Lunns House, £1060 Low Middleton, £1055 Branton Middle Steads, £1050 & £1000 West Nubbock, £990 Low Middleton, £980 Collierley, £955 Lee Hall, £950 Low Middleton, £930 East Newham (x2) & Lee Hall, £920 Low Staples Branton Middle Steads, £905 Collierley

Charolais x heifers – £1150 Gallowhill, £1055 Branton Middle Steads, £935 Harewalls, £930 Gallowhill

Angus x heifers – £1070 Low Middleton, £1000 Catreen

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1240 Steel Hall, £1230 Low Middleton, £1220 Cowburn Rigg, £1180 & £1170 Low Middleton, £1110 Cowburn Rigg, £1100 Low Middleton, £1080 Low Three Mark, £1070 West Nubbock, £1055 & £1045 Steel Hall, £1035 Lee Hall, £1020 West Nubbock (x2) & The Tofts, £1010 Branton East Side, £1005 Lee Hall, £1000 Ouston, Branton East Side (x2) & Kirkley Hall, £995 Branton East Side & Beacon Rigg, £990 Low Staples, £985 Lee Hall, £980 Ouston & Piatroon, £970 West Nubbock & Branton East Side, £965 Lee Hall, £960 Beacon Rigg, £955, £945, £940 & £915 Lee Hall, £895 Linshiels, £895 Linshiels, £895 & Longlea Netherwitton, £885 Lee Hall

Charolais x steers – £1145 & £1130 West Nubbock, £995 Colwell Hill, £970 & £960 West Nubbock, £930 Low Staples

British Blue x steers – £1075 West Nubbock

Angus x steers – £995 Kirkley Hall

Simmental x steers – £1100 & £1060 Low Three Mark

Dairy Shorthorn steers – £800 West Nubbock

Limousin x heifers - £1200 Cowburn Rigg, £1140 Branton East Side, £1120 Cowburn Rigg, £1045 & £1030 Branton East Side, £1020 West Nubbock, £1010 Branton Middlesteads, £1000 Tone Hall & Tedcastle, £990 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £975 Piatroon, £960 East Newham, £960 Tone Hall, £955 Branton East Side, £945 Dyke Nook, Lee Hall & Nilston Rigg, £940 West Nubbock, Piatroon & Lee Hall, £935 West Nubbock, £930 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £925 & £915 Piatroon, £910 Linshiels & Lee Hall, £900 Nilston Rigg & Lee Hall, £890 West Nubbock, £885 Lee Hall, £880 Cowburn Rigg, Whiteside Haltwhistle & Nilston Rigg

Charolais x heifers – £1130 Gallowhill, £1110 Tone Hall, £1100 & £1040 Gallowhill, £1025 West Nubbock, £1010 Gallowhill, £1000 Collierley, Gallowhill, Tone Hall (x2) & West Nubbock, £995 Gallowhill, £990 Tone Hall & West Nubbock, £965, £960 & £940 West Nubbock, £935 Gallowhill, £900 Gallowhill & West Nubbock

British Blue x heifers – £990, £965, £930 & £855 Hallington High Farm

Angus x heifers – £905, £900 & £860 Hallington High Farm

Simmental x heifers – £990 Low Three Mark

Longhorn Heifers - £865 & £845 Butterknowes

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £945 & £940 Tedcastle, £880 Piatroon

Charolais x steers – £890 & £880 Cooper House

Limousin x heifers - £970 Piatroon

Charolais x heifers – £895 Cooper House

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of Cast Ewes and Rams which consisted of mainly smaller hill ewes.

Topping the sale was a pen of Beltex x ewes from M/s Beveridge, Low West House at £109

Feeding types once again sold well with thirteen buyers ringside.

For entries, enquiries please contact Jack 07739440457

Texel x –£100 East House, £99 Woodlands, £95 East House, £93 Barrasford Mill, £92 Stobby Lea, £91 East Butsfield, £90 Carrycoats & Moorlaws, £89 Cockhall, £88 Moorgair & Low West House

Suffolk x – £104 High Alderheads, £86 High Alderheads

Beltex x - £106 Low West House

Cheviot – £69 Steel Hall

Cheviot Mule – £91 East House

Mule – £78 East Butsfield, £76 Moorgair & Blue Gables, £73 High Alderheads

Blackface – £51 Davyshiel, £47 White House Birtley

Swaledale – £56 Woodhall

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 4240 store lambs.  An improved show of lambs this week and more new buyers ringside, from Lincolnshire and Herefordshire, ensuring a fast trade throughout.

Included in this weeks’ sale was a Pure Texel Ewe lamb that was very kindly donated by the Beveridge Family, Low West House, Tow Law with the money being given to the Durham Hospital Cancer Unit.  The lamb was bought finally by Mr Andrew Towers, Davison Avenue, Felton at £350.  Thank you to both parties for helping such a worthy cause.

In the run of store lambs was a number of stylish ewe lambs forward.  Topping at £165 for a Beltex from M/s D&M Flatman, Stobby Lea.

In the conventional lambs, Beltex and Dutch Texel lambs were in great demand with many of the top end selling between £110 and £120.

Suffolk x lambs sold to £95 from M/s J&SM Ivinson, Cooper House.

Four hundred Mule lambs sold well again to average £67.

More Hill Lambs about this week with Blackface lambs selling well again at Hexham, peaking at £82 from M/s A&IY Beattie, Armstrong Arms.  A cracking pen of 60 lambs from M/s Featherwood Partners, Featherwood sold to £73

Next week is the Annual Hill Lamb Show and Sale.  For entries please call Drew on 07854361967 or Jack on 07739440457 or the Office on 01434 605444 by 11am on Monday for cataloguing.

Texel x – £152 Fell Lane, £114 Butterknowes, £108 Butterknowes & Armonside, £106 Butterknowes & Red House, £103.50 Willimoteswick, £102 Butterknowes, £101 Ridley Stokoe, £100 Butterknowes, £99 Hetherington & Barrasford Mill, £97 East House, £96.50 Causey View, £96 Willimoteswick, £95 Cooper House & Hetherington, £94 Stewards House

Dutch Texel x - £144 & £141 Fell Lane, £128, £125 (x2), £123.50 & £122.50 Woodhead, £120.50 High Fell, £120 Willimoteswick, £116 Fell Lane & Low Houses, £115 High Fell, £114 Low Houses, £107 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £95 Cooper House, £92 Lunns House, £89 Bensons Fell, £87.50 Birtley Old School & The Bridges, £85.50 West Link Hall & Moorlaws, £85 Lunns House & Stewards House, £84.50 Broadgates, £84 Howick

Beltex x - £165 Stobby Lea, £160 & £134 Low West House, £127 Middle Horsleyhope, £122 & £121 Low West House, £120 West Moorhouses, Low West House (x3), Middle Horsleyhope & Watch Hill (x2), £119 Middle Horsleyhope, £118.50 Watch Hill, £118 Birchcraig & Watch Hill, £116 Middle Horsleyhope, £115.50 Low West House, £115 Middle Horsleyhope, £114.50 Watch Hill, £114 Low West House, £112 Edges Green, £111 Stobby Lea, £109.50 Watch Hill, £106 Ewesley, £100 Birchcraig & Middle Horsleyhope

Kerry Hill - £57 Woodhall Harbottle

Cheviot x - £67 Woodhall Harbottle, £61.50 Carlcroft, £61 Woodhall Harbottle, £60 Low Struthers

Mule – £80 Settlingstones, £78.50 Stable Yard Cottage, £77 Ottercops, £75 Newbiggin, £72 Low Acton & Closehead, £67.50 East Unthank, £67 Newbiggin & Coatlith, £66.50 Stobby Lea, £66 Buckshot

Blackface – £82 & £75 Armstrong Arms, £73 & £69 Featherwood, £62 Greenleas & Hepple Whitefield, £59 Pottsdurtrees, £58 Hepple Whitefield

Swaledale - £60 Hepple Whitefield

Crossbred – £70 Moorlaws, £64.50 Stewards House

Breeding Sheep | Friday 18th September 2020

Ewe Lambs

Mule Ewe Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held their second sale of the season of 1710 Mule Ewe Lambs from Members of NEMSA and Non Members.

The Prize Show was agin kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank and Border Counties Insurance.

Prior to the sale 14 tremedous pens were presented in front of well known Bluefaced Leicester and Mule breeder, Peter Forster, Lowes Fell who expertly judged and made his awards as follows:-

Best Pen of 10 Ex Blackface

1st Prize        Brownsleazes

2nd Prize       Brownsleazes

3rd Prize       Albierigg

Peter awarded the Champion Pen to 10 outstanding lambs from Robert & John English, Brownsleazes, who received the Arthur Iveson Shield, which later sold at £130 to Wardell, bros, Bugthorpe, York.

Reserve Champion pen also went to Brownsleazes which sold at £125 to CA&JG Skidmore, Needless Hall.

The best run of 60 or more was awarded to the Hope Family, Albierigg who received the Hexham and Northern Marts Shield.

A good ring of buyers, local and distant, in attendance and bid well with the average increasing by £13.20 on the strong average of 2019

Champion Pen – M/s English, Brownsleazes

Reserve Champion Pen – M/s English, Brownsleazes

Best Run of 60 Mule Ewe Lambs – M/s Hope, Albierigg

£165 Carrick, £145 Chirdon, £140 Albierigg, £138 The Steel, £135 Carrick & Chirdon, £132 Cowden Burn, £131 Brownsleazes, £130 Pitland Hills, Camphill, The Steel & Brownsleazes, £128 High Town, Old Police House & Harsondale (x2), £125 Pitland Hills & Brownsleazes, £124 Hole Farm, £122 Chirdon, £120 Penpeugh (x2) & Brownsleazes, £118 The Steel, Brownsleazes & Nilston Rigg, £116 Albierigg, £114 High Town & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £112 Camphill & Chirdon, £110 North Cocklake, High Town, Albierigg & Harsondale, £108 Chirdon & Crindledykes, £106 Hole Farm & Albierigg, £105 Old Police House

Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs

A nice entry of Cheviot Mules sold well and were topped by the show winners, M/s J Stephenson & Son

Best Pen of 10 Cheviot Mule – M/s J Stephenson, West Mill Hills at £137 with their second prize pen of 10 hitting £136

Leading Prices;-

£137 & £136 West Mill Hills, £135, £129 & £126 Flotterton

Continental Ewe Lambs

A small but quality entry of continental cross ewe lambs met a ready demand, peaking at £138 for four super smart Texel cross types from Stuart Charlton, Whiteside with Pure Beltex selling to £132 for M/s Young, Redsteads, Christon Bank and crosses to £125 from Michael Pickworth, Dotland Park.

Leading Prices:-

Texel x Ewe Lambs

£138 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £126 Holly Hill West, £117 East Greenridge, £114 Holly Hill West, £110 East Greenridge (x2) & Whiteside Birtley (x2), £105 Redsteads, £104 Greenchesters, £103 East Greenridge, £102 Whiteside Haltwhistle & Holly Hill West, £100 Whiteside Birtley & Greenchesters

Beltex Ewe Lambs

£132 & £122 Redsteads

Beltex x Ewe Lambs

£125 Dotland Park, £122 Redsteads, £118 & £115 Dotland Park

Cheviot x Lleyn Ewe Lambs

£105 & £100 The Deans

Blackface Ewe Lambs

A mixed show of Blackface lambs were in less demand than the first sale but vendors were content with their returning.

£80 Close A Burn, Embley & Townfoot, £79 & £78 Whitchester, £74 Embley, £70 Whitchester, £66 Burdonside, Townfoot & Hepple Whitefield, £65 The Crew & Hepple Whitefield

Breeding Cattle | Friday 18th September 2020

 Breeding Cattle

Heifers & 2nd Calvers with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £1450 Fairspring

Angus - £2400 Mirlaw House, £1500 Amerside Law (x3)

Cows with Calves at Foot

Angus – £1500 Amerside Law

Herd Dispersals

A useful catalogue of breeding cattle was also offered for sale which included two important herd dispersals. The first on behalf of Messrs J Lee & Sons (Morley Hill) who dispersed their ‘Goatstones’ herd of home-bred Simmental and Continental cross suckler cows with outstanding Spring born calves at foot by Limousin and British Blue sires. 

A good ringside of buyers assembled to show Messrs Lee support in recognition of their lengthy career producing store cattle of the highest quality which the auctioneers are delighted to have sold at Hexham for many decades.  As such a great trade was to follow for some outstanding outfits which peaked at £2700 for a 2017 born home-bred British Blue cross cow with a smart Limousin cross steer calf at foot with three others at £2600 including a big, long Simmental cross cow, 2015 born with a tremendous Blue cross heifer calf at foot.  A 2018 born incalf heifer topped at £1880 and a shapely Blue cross bulling heifer peaked at £1400 to complete a great days trading for Messrs Lee who averaged a mighty £1795 for 84 outfits sold on the day.

Leading Prices

Dispersal of The “Goatstones” herd – M/s Lee, Morley Hill

Cows with calves at foot

Limousin - £2050 (Birth Year of Cow 2012 Sex of Calf F), £1950 (2017 F), £1950 (2009 M), £1950 (2009 M), £1900 (2013 F), £1900 (2011 M), £1850 (2012 F), £1850 (2010 F), £1850 (2011 F), £1800 (2013 F), £1800 (2014 F), £1750 (2007 M), £1700 (2011 F), £1700 (2007 M), £1700 (2010 M), £1700 (2012 F), £1700 (2009 M), £1700 (2010 F)

British Blue -£2700 (2017 M), £2600 (2017 M), £2600 (2016 F), £2500 (2017 F), £2050 (2014 M), £2000 (2015 M), £2000 (2014 M), £1950 (2013 M), £1950 (2012 F), £1780 (2010 F),£1700 (2008 F)

Simmental - £2600 (2015 F), £2400 (2015 M), £2400 (2017 M), £2350 (2016 F), £2350 (2016 M), £2300 (2016 M), £2250 (2016 F), £2100 (2017 F), £2050 (2015 M), £2000 (2017 F), £1950 (2016 M), £1950 (2018 M), £1900 (2012 M)

In Calf Cows

Limousin - £1300

Simmental - £1160

In Calf Heifers

Limousin - £1850 (x2), £1700 (x2) & £1100

British Blue - £1880, £1650 (x3) & £1350

Simmental - £1550 & £1500

Bulling Heifers

British Blue - £1400 & £1300

Stock Bull

Limousin – 3500gns (five and a half years by Netherhall Goliath)

Dispersal on behalf of M/s Danson, Boundary House

The second dispersal was that on behalf of Messrs W & T Danson & Son, Boundary House, Pilling, Lancashire who placed a great deal of faith in the team here at Hexham sending a small but quality herd of British Blue cross spring calving suckler cows due to a good Hereford Bull from March onwards.  The leap of faith was well rewarded and saw the incalf cows peak at £1800 and a 2015 born cow with a strong and smart Hereford cross steer calf at foot level at £2500 to average £1651 throughout.

Leading prices;

In Calf Cows

British Blue - £1800, £1720 (x2), £1700 (x2), £1680, £1600, £1500 & £1400

Cows with calves at foot

British Blue - £2500 (Birth Year of Cow 2015 Sex of Calf M), £2100 (2016 M)

Breeding Sheep | Wednesday 16th September 2020

Breeding Sheep

Mule Gimmers

Hexham and Northern Marts held their Annual Prize Show and Sale of Mule Shearlings with an entry of 2424 head.

The Prize Show was expertly judged by William Fawcett, Sleightholm Farm Partners, Kirby Moorside who had 17 tremendous pens in front of him from noted consignors.

William gave every pen due consideration and eventually awarded the Champion Pen to Messrs RW & K Telford, Branton Eastside for the third year in succession.

This pen of ten bred from the Blackface Ewe were brought out to perfection by Shepherd, Jim Elliott, and later sold at £200 to M/s A&D Proctor, Swarland Old Hall.

The Reserve Champion pen was awarded to Stuart Herdman, Whitechapel, also for a pen of 10 out of the Blackface Ewe selling at £182 to John Midgley, Kirbyunderdale.

A good ring of purchasers was present, abiding by Covid 19 regulations.  Trade for strong, quality sheep was buoyant with others harder to sell but still selling at an increase on the year.

The average was up by £13.20 on the high average of last year.

10 Mule Gimmers

Ex Blackface NRL

1st Prize        Branton Eastside

2nd Prize       Whitechapel

10 Mule Gimmers

Ex Blackface RL

1st Prize        Rennington South

2nd Prize       Rennington South

10 Mule Gimmer

Ex Swaledale NRL

1st Prize        Coatyards

2nd Prize       Light Birks

Champion Pen

M/s Telford, Branton Eastside

Reserve Champion Pen

M/s Herdman, Whitechapel

£200 Branton East Side, Rennington South (x2) & Lowes Fell, £195 Branton East Side (x2) & Edlingham Newtown (x2), £190 Rennington South, £188 Edlingham Demesne, £185 Branton East Side, Rennington South (x2), Quarry House & Coatyards, £180 Edlingham Newtown (x2), Branton East Side, Quarry House, Tenter House, Townshields & Coatyards, £175 Thornton Tower, Rennington South, Edlingham Newtown, Tenter House & Claywalls, £170 Thornton Tower, Rennington South, Newbiggin & Stotsfold, £168 Highshaw, Croft Cottage, Lowes Fell & Coatyards, £165 Light Birks (x3), Whitechapel, Thornton Tower (x2), Ouston, Claywalls (x3) & Avenue Farm, £162 Light Birks, Croft Cottage, Camphill, West Lands End, Claywalls, Hepple Hill & Nilston Rigg, £160 Thornton Tower, Tenter House, Townshields, Lowes Fell (x2) & Coatyards, £158 Tenter House, £155 Broomhill, Light Birks, Rennington South (x3), Croft Cottage, Newbiggin (x5), Tenter House (x2), Avenue Farm, Nilston Rigg, Stotsfold & Greystone House

Cheviot Mule Gimmers

A small but powerful entry of Cheviot Mule Gimmers sold extremely well and many more could have been sold to vendors’ advantage.

Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold a pen of 21 for £200 whilst M/s J Stephenson & Son, West Mill Hills sold Gimmers to £190 & £185

£200 Flotterton, £190 & £185 West Mill Hills

Suffolk & Suffolk x Gimmers

A very nice show of Suffolk x gimmers this year which were easily cashed and sold to £178 and £175 for pens from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

£178, £175 & £170 Flotterton, £168 Halton Red House & Flotterton

Texel, Texel x, Beltex x and other Continental Gimmers

A mixed entry of continental gimmers this year but vendors that presented their first draw gimmers reaped the benefits with the better end selling extremely well with Beltex x gimmers from M/s JC&C MacDonald, Light Birks selling to £245 and £210

A pen of homebred, first cross Texels from M/s J Carr & Co, Camp Hill sold fantastically well to £220.  Whilst making the journey from Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Mr SJ Crozier, Raggetsyke sold strong gimmers to £205

Texel Gimmers

£210 West Wharmley, £200 Townfoot & West Wharmley, £195 North Sharperton, £190 Townfoot, £185 North Sharperton

Texel x Gimmers

£220 Camphill, £205 Light Birks, £ & Raggetsyke, £200 Light Birks, £190 Halton Red House, £188 Newbiggin, £185 Lough Green, £184 Newbiggin, £182 Thornton Tower & Newbiggin, £180 Thornton Tower, Newbiggin (x3), £180 Claywalls, £175 Light Birks, Lough Green & Claywalls, £172 Halton Red House, Tenter House (x2) & Holly Hill West, £170 Stotsfold & Lough Green

Beltex x Gimmers

£245 & £210 Light Birks, £180 Lough Green & Light Birks

Mule Ewes

1 crop - £92 Cartington Farm

2 crop - £90 Hepple Whitefield

3 crop - £96 Hepple Whitefield

4 crop - £76 Halton Red House

Other Ewes

Texel x

1 crop - £116 Hepple Whitefield

2&3 crop - £96 Hepple Whitefield

4 crop - £84 Hepple Whitefield

Suffolk x

1&2 crop - £120 Hepple Whitefield

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 16th September 2020

Scots Gap mart sold 552 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale with entries down on the week due to standstills and land work taking precedence at this busy time of year. A good show of well fleshed lambs sold well on the week and dearer than some centres. Trade peaked at £104 (twice) for heavyweight texel and Suffolk cross lambs  from weekly consignor Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls, Cambo and a huge blackface lamb at the same price from Ruth Mitchelson, Bolam Lake House. A smart pen of 28 beltex crosses hit 222.5ppk from Jim & Helen Gledson, Buteland, Bellingham. A cracking run of mules sold to £98 and 205.7ppk from Messrs Potts, Black Callerton bred on their Doe Hill holding whilst tremendous hexham type blackface lambs sold to £104 and 204.6p from Ruth Mitchelson, Bolam Lake House.

Increased numbers are required to meet buyer demand.

A small but quality show of cast sheep peaked at £130 from Graham Williamson, Longshaws followed at £120 from Adam Thompson, The Fawns, both lots texel crosses.

 

Prime Lambs

Leading Prices

Texel £104 Rugley Walls, £102.50 Old Town, £101.50 Rugley Walls, £101 Demesne & Old Town, £100 Colwell Hill, £99 Black Callerton, £98 Dene House, £97 Colwell Hill & Bolam West Houses, £96 Black Callerton (x2) £95.50 Demesne & Bolam West Houses £94 Bolam West Houses & Black Callerton, £ 93 Bolam West Houses & Black Callerton, £92 Bolam West Houses

 

216.3p & 211.6p Black Callerton, 210.9p Colwell Hill, 210.6p Black Callerton, 209.1p & 208.p Bolam West Houses, 207.6p Demesne, 207.1p Rugley Walls, 206.7p & 206.5p, 206.4p Bolam West Houses, 205p Old Town, 204.4p Bolam West Houses & Black Callerton, 202p Old Town, 200p Black Callerton (x2)

 

Beltex x £100 Buteland (x2) & £99.50, £91, £90 (x2), £89, £85 & £78 Buteland

222.5p, 217.4p, 211.6p, 209.3p, 207.3p, 204.1p, 203.1p 200p  Buteland

 

Suffolk x £104, £101 Rugley Walls £100 Colwell Hill, £98 Rugley Walls, £95 Colwell Hill & Dene House £91.50 Dene House

211.1p Colwell Hill, 208.0p Rugley Walls, 206.5p & 203.3p Dene House, 200p Colwell Hill & Rugley Walls

 

Mule £98 Black Callerton , £94.50 Rugley Walls

205.7p & 204.2p Black Callerton

 

Blackface £104 & £90 Bolam Lake House

204.6p & 184.2p Bolam Lake House

 

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel Ram £80 Dene House

 

Texel x Ewes £130 Longshaws, £120, £114, £108 The Fawns, £100 Cornhills, £92 The Fawns, £91 & £90  Longshaws, £89 The Fawns & Cornhills

 

Mules  £77 Longshaws

 

Cheviot Mules  £80 Cornhills

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 15th September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A nice entry of four clean heifers from M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House, Hexham selling to 241.5ppk for an outstanding Angus x heifer.

Charolais Heifers – £1390.63, £1354.30 & £1342.58 Barker House

233.5p, 229.5p & 222.5p Barker House

Angus Heifers - £1412.78 & 241.5p Barker House

Cast Cows & OTM

A nice show of cows this week with new faces taking advantage of the Hexham Cast Ring.  Trade would be slightly dearer on the week especially for bigger framed cows.

M/s Airey Bros, Brownchesters sold a large Angus x cow to gross n£1286.78.  The same vendor topped the p/kg selling British Blue cows to 168.5ppk.

Limousin – £1035.15 & £1034.71 Brownchesters

164.5p & 154.5p Brownchesters

Angus -£1286.78 Brownchesters, £1073.59 & £988.58 Fairnley

156.5p Fairnley, 142.5p Brownchesters, 134.5p Fairnley

British Blue – £1078.40 Brownchesters, £1077.17 Kingswood, £1057.58 Brownchesters

168.5p Brownchesters, 151.5p Kingswood, 147.5p Brownchesters

Simmental - £1101.59 & 154.5p Warksfield Head 

Stabiliser - £812.60 & 119.5p Spittalshield 

Shorthorn - £1097.52, £1077.58, £862.13, £840.23 & £836.51 Fairnley 

150.5p, 137.5p, 134.5p & 133.5p Fairnley

Fleckvieh - £88060 & 129.5p Spittalshield

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Again more sheep forward and although generally a better show a few pens still lacked finish but the sqq average still 206.4p

Top price was for a pen of fantastic Beltex crosses from M/s J Browell & Sons, Quarry House £130 and 309.5p also selling to £123 (286.1p) and £114 (271.4p)

Texel x – £123 & £114 Quarry House, £110 Holly Hill West & Buteland, £107 Quarry House, £106 Thockrington, £105 Chesterwood & Nunwick, £104 The Hope (x2) & Little Swinburne, £102 The Hope & Little Swinburne (x2), £101 East House, £100.50 Little Swinburne & Nunwick, £100 The Hope (x2), Holly Hill West, Thockrington & Baal Hill (x2), £99 Great Chesters, Little Swinburne & Nunwick, £98.50 Nunwick, £98 The Hope, Loadman (x2), Buteland & Nilston Rigg, £97 The Hope, £96.50 The Hope, Loadman, Great Chesters, Satley, Holly Hill West, Old Town & Colepike, £96 Low Ardley, Errington, Holly Hill West & Rare Dean, £95.50 Low Eshells, Comb Hills & Colepike, £95 Low Ardley, Little Swinburne (x2), Errington, Low Eshells, Board Inn, Old Town (x2), Nilston Rigg (x2), Colepike (x2) & Baal Hill

286.1p & 271.4p Quarry House, 247.6p Little Swinburne, 247.6p (x2) The Hope, 242.9p (x2) & 239.3p Little Swinburne, 238.1p The Hope, 235.7p Little Swinburne, 235p & 234.9p East House, 233.3p Nunwick & The Hope, 231.1p East Uppertown, 229.8p & 228.2p Satley, 226.9p East Newham, 226.3p Linacres, 226.2p Little Swinburne (x2), 225.6p The Hope (x2), 225p Little Swinburne, 223.9p Nunwick, 223.3p Low Ardley, 222.5p Longlea, 221.4p Loadman, 220p Nunwick, 219.5p Satley, 219.3p The Hope, 219.1p High Eshells, 218.5p Nunwick, 218.2p Errington

Dutch Texel x - £96 Willimoteswick & Burntongues, £95 Burntongues (x2), £94 Willimoteswick (x2), £92 Burntongues

240p Willimoteswick, 231.7p Burntongues, 223.8p Willimoteswick, 220.9p & 219.1p Burntongues, 210p North Cocklake, 204.4p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £110 & £105 Thockrington, £100 Thockrington (x2), Rare Dean & Baal Hill, £97 Rare Dean, £96.50 Old Town, £96 Baal Hill, £95 Thockrington, Rare Dean & Baal Hill, £92 West Kirkheaton, £91 Woodlands Hall, £90 Black Hedley

197.9p & 196.1p Thockrington, 194.4p West Kirkheaton, 194p Rare Dean, 193.9p Baal Hill, 193p Fairley, 192.3p Baal Hill, 192.1p Satley, 192p Baal Hill, 191.7p West Kirkheaton, 190.9p Thockrington, 190.2p Black Hedley, 189.8p Woodlands Hall, 187.5p Old Town, 186.3p Rare Dean & West Kirkheaton, 185.6p Old Town

Beltex x – £130 Quarry House, £107.50, £105 & £98.50 East House, £95.50 Low Eshells, £95 East Newham

309.5p Quarry House, 256 East House, 250p East House & East Newham, 240.2p East House, 222.1p Low Eshells

Charollais x – £94 & 218.6p Satley

Bleu D’Maine x - £84 & 215.4p Thornley Hall Farm

Leicester - £90 & 200p Highwood

Hampshire x - £75 & 177.6p Stone Stile

Cheviot Mule - £83 & 197.6p Highwood

Mule – £97.50 Quarry House, £95 Warksfield Head, £93.50 Stoop Rigg, £89 Warksfield Head, £88.50 Stoop Rigg, Hotbank & Buteland, £88 Stoop Rigg, £87.50 Quarry House, £85 Baal Hill, £80 Hotbank, £78 Highwood, £75.50 Hawksteel

203.1p Quarry House, 202.7p & 201.1p Buteland, 198.9p Quarry House, 197.9p & 197.8p Warksfield Head, 193.2p Baal Hill, 191.3p Stoop Rigg, 190.5p Hotbank

Blackface - £86, £85.50 & £81 Stoop Rigg, £79 Hotbank, £77 Stoop Rigg, £71 Hotbank

191.9p Hotbank, 191.1p, 187.8p & 185.9p Stoop Rigg, 183.7p Hotbank, 176.1p Stoop Rigg

Store Sheep | Friday 11th September 2020

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of Cast Ewes included a very large number of smaller, leaner types.

Topping the sale was a pen of Suffolk’s from Prior Hall selling to £109

Mules sold to £88 from M/s JT Nixon & Son, Stotsfold.

Larger numbers wanted contact Jack 07739440457

Texel – £97 High Fotherley, £96 Thornton Tower

Texel x – £108 Stotsfold, £105 Little Swinburne, £98 Hetherington, £96 Lodge Farm, £91 (x2) Little Swinburne, £90

 North Cocklake, Little Swinburne (x2) & Hetherington, £88 Salmonfield, Lodge Farm, Lords Lot & Hackford, £87 Little Swinburne, £86 Parkside, £84 Merryshields, Lords Lot, Hackford & Wayn Riggs, £80 Hetherington & Davyshiel

Suffolk x – £109 Prior Hall, £88 Oakfield House, £84 Merryshields & Bolam Low Farm, £83 Lords Lot

Hampshire - £74 Oakfield House

Leicester - £82 Harsondale & Hotbank, £80 North Cocklake

Cheviot Mule – £76 Hetherington

Mule – £88 Stotsfold, £84 Prior Hall, £70 Stotsfold & Parkside, £69 Lords Lot, £67 High Fotherley, £66 Prior Hall & East Uppertown, £65 Hetherington, £64 Stotsfold, Hackford & High Fotherley

Blackface – £58 Hotbank, £53 Hole Farm, £50 Davyshiel & Edges Green,

Swaledale – £47 Stotsfold, £46 East Unthank, £43 High Studdon, £42 Hackford & High Studdon, £41 Stotsfold

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly catalogued sale of 4474 Store Lambs.

Last week’s high rates were easily maintained exceeding many vendors’ expectations.

Topping the sale was a pair of exceptional Beltex Ewe Lambs from M/s Beveridge, Low West House selling to £157 with another pen selling to £149

Also at £149 was a lamb from M/s M&L Churchyard, Hownsgill Farm.

A tremendous run from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope topped at £147 and averaged £126.31 for 45 lambs.

384 Beltex x store lambs averaged a staggering £95.72

Included in the sale today was 1153 Mule lambs which again sold to recent high rates with the smaller end seeing a larger lift.  Topping the Mules was a pen from M/s M&D Walton, Gleedlee at £80

Hill lambs sold again to recent levels topping at £63 from Greenleas.

More wanted for next week.  Please contact Jack or Drew.

Texel x – £100.50 Haggwood, £95 Loanend, £94 Liberty Hall & Hackford, £93.50 Billerley, £92 Demesne & The Tofts, £91 Loanend, £90 Haggwood, £88.50 Beacon Rigg, £87 The Tofts, £86.50 East Flass, £85.50 Billerley & East Flass, £84.50 Hetherington, £84 Snape Farm, Hollin Close, Cheeseburn Grange, Wayn Riggs & Armonside, £83 Beacon Rigg, East Flass, Cheeseburn Grange & Birtley School, £82 Snape Farm, Ironsign Farm, Cockhall & Hollin Close

Dutch Texel x - £131, £110 & £102 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £94 Lunns House, £93 Haggwood, £89 Lunns House, £86.50 Howick, £82 Hill Top, £81 Black Hedley, £80 Cheeseburn Grange, £79 Howick, £77.50 Low Struthers, £75 Low Huntwell

Beltex – £157 Low West House

Beltex x - £149 Low West House & Hownsgill, £147 & £140 Middle Horsleyhope, £137 Fell Lane, £135 Middle Horsleyhope, £130 Watch Hill, £129 Middle Horsleyhope, £127 Hownsgill, £125 Low West House, £122 Hareshaw Allotment & Fell Lane, £121, £1320, £118 & £117 Low West House, £114 Middle Horsleyhope, £113.50 Low West House, £113 Middle Hors;leyhope & Hownsgill, £112 Middle Horsleyhope, £110 Low West House, £107 Fell Lane, £103 Middle Horsleyhope, £102 Low West House & Aged Miners, £101 Watch Hill, £99 Mill House & Middle Horsleyhope, £97 Fell Lane, £96 Mill House & Hownsgill, £93 Mill House, £90.50 Cheeseburn Grange, £90 Demesne

Lleyn - £87, £83 & £82 Low Burradon

Cheviot x - £72.50 The Sneep, £72 Edges Green

Mule – £80 Gleedlee, £78 Lilswood Grange, £73 Dyke Nook, £72.50 Lands Farm & Intake Farm, £72 Burnbank & Hareshaw, £71.50 Edges Green & Castle Nook (x2), £71 West End Town, £70 Brieredge, £69.50 Beacon Rigg & West End Town, £69 Lilswood Grange, £68.50 Buckshot & Peat Gap, £68 Penpeugh, Agars Hill (x2) & Harsondale, £67.50 Brieredge, White House Birtley, Edges Green & Stobby Lea, £67 High Studdon, Gleedlee, Burnbank, Amos Hill & Castle Nook, £66.50 Harwood Shield, £66 Harwood Shield, Wolf Hills & Waterloo

Blackface – £63 Greenleas, £59 Hepple Whitefield, £58.50 Hareshaw, £57 Davyshiel & Greenleas, £53.50 Davyshiel, £52 Harsondale & Hepple Whitefield, £51 Hepple Whitefield

Jacob - £60 Kingswood

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 9th September 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Mart sold 851 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale. The entire lamb entry averaged £93.96/206.5ppk and cast sheep levelled at £86.48. A good show of largely well fleshed lambs peaked at £109 for a heavyweight texel cross from Nick Brown, East White Hill, whilst Martin Snaith returned to the Gap with lambs and peaked at 232.6ppk for beltex crosses. Messrs Milburn, Holling Hill topped with suffolks at £104 and Edward Potts sold 52kg mule lambs at £105 or 207.5ppk, a price per kilo which was duplicated by Libby Bertram, Coldwell also with no fewer than seven buyers at the ringside. The most at Scots Gap for several years, the canny trade continued through the cast sheep classes with suffolks peaking at £116 from Ogle Castle, texels at £113 from Dyke Head, Otterburn and mules to £89 also from Ogle Castle. Increased numbers of all classes are now required to take advantage of these rates at Scots Gap.

 

Leading Prices

Texel x £109 East White Hill, £106 The Chesters, £105 Gt Tosson, £104.50 East White Hill, £104 Demesne, High Baulk, Cornhills, £103 Bolam West Houses,, Great Tosson, Pitland Hills, The Chesters, £102 Pitland Hills, £101 Harnham Cottage, Holling Hill, Cornhill, Coldwell, £100 Demesne, Forrestburn Gate (X2), Gt Tosson (X3) Cornhills

 

232.6p Gt Tosson, 223.9p The Chesters,220.0p & 218.3p Fell Lane, 217.4p Cornhills, 217.1p Wall Fell, (x2) 216.7p Fell Lane & High Baulk, 216.3p Fell Lane & High Baulk, 215.1p Black Callerton, 214.8p West Grange, 214.0p Gt Tosson, 213.6p The Chesters & Low Chesterhope, 212.2p High Baulk,211.9p Dene House, 211.1p Black Callerton, 210.2p Gt Tosson, 210.2p The Chesters

 

Beltex x £90 Gt Tosson, £89 & £83 Fell Lane

225.0p Gt Tosson, 218.4p, 211.9p Fell Lane,

 

Suffolk x £104 Holling Hill, £102.50 East White Hill, £102 Black Callerton, £100 Forrestburngate,£94 Middle White Hill

208.2p Black Callerton, 204.4p Middle White Hill, 200.0p Forrestburngate, Middle White Hill & Black Callerton

Mule £105 Pitland Hills, £101 East White Hill, £98 Dunns Houses £97.50 Pitland Hills & Coldwell, £93.50 East White Hill £86 Woodhall

207.5p Pitland Hills & Coldwell, 204.2p Dunns Houses, 203.3p East White Hill, 202.5p Woodhall, 202.4p & 202.0p East White Hill, 201.9p Pitland Hills

 

Char x £87.50 Bolam West Houses 208.3p

 

Cast Ewes and Rams

 

Texel x Ewes £113 Dykehead, £110 Longshaws, & Cornhills,, £109 Grangemoor, £106 Ogle Castle, £100 Cornhills, £99 Shaftoe Moor & Longshaws (X2) £97 Harnham Cottage & Shaftoe Moor, £95 & £94 Ogle Castle, £94 Grange Moor, £90 Hopefoot & Shaftoe Moor

 

Suffolk  £116 & £107 Ogle Castle

 

Mules £89 Ogle Castle, £71 Shaftoe Moor

 

Cheviot Tup £84

 

Cheviot Mules £108 & £86 Cornhills

 

Blackface £69 Dunns Houses

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 8th September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Charolais Heifers – £1407, £1385.70, £1342.70 & £1342.25 Flotterton

234.5p, 231.5p, 227.5p & 223.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

A very mixed show of cast cattle with a lot of the sale being stock bulls this week.  The better end of cows still easily cashed with a Charolais cow from M/s JG Milburn & Son, Loadman selling to £1360.63.

Limousin stock bulls sold to 128.5ppk from Mr JSA Dodds, High House.

We must have cast cattle entered on the Monday so that we can inform potential purchasers as to what’s coming.

For entries for next sale please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1130.85   Agars Hill

157.5p & 140.5p Agars Hill

Limousin Bulls - £1189.91 High House, £1176 Little Harle

128.5p High House, 122.5p Little Harle

Charolais - £1360.63, £1196.9, £1143.13 & £995.61 Loadman

155.5p, 148.5p, 147.5p & 144.5p Loadman

Angus -£1054.69 & 123.5p Fell Lane

British Blue – £1130.78 & 143.5p Agars Hill

Saler Bulls - £986.32 & 113.5p East Fourstones

Luing Bulls - £1029.21 & 101.5p Blue Burn

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward on the week and definitely not as good a show forward as last week.

Best sorts and well fleshed lambs still good to sell but plainer sorts lacking flesh were easier.  The overall average per head was still pleasing at £92.18 for 2024 sold.

Top price £120 from Ridley Stokoe and 281p from Low West House (£118 per head).

Texel x – £120 Ridley Stokoe, £114 Harwood Shield, £110 Ridley Stokoe, £108.50 Blackburn, £106.50 Ridley Stokoe, £106 Little Swinburne, £105.50 The Hope & Nunwick, £105 Low Ardley, The Hope (x3), Moss Barns, Old Town & Armonside (x2), £104 Longlea & Hackford, £103.50 High Eshells & East Uppertown, £103 High Eshells, The Hope & Linacres (x2), £102 Harwood Shield & Little Swinburne, £101.50 The Hope, Watch Currock, Little Swinburne & Nunwick (x2), £101 The Hope, Harwood Shield & Nunwick, £100 Low Ardley, St Oswalds, Little Swinburne (x2), West Moorhouses, Old Town & Colepike, £99.50 Little Swinburne, Nunwick & Bingfield Combe, £99 East Uppertown, Low Ardley, Hedley Park, Hackford & Ridley Stokoe, £98.50 Harwood Shield & Low Eshells, £98 The Hope (x2), Armonside & Linacres, £97.50 Willimoteswick, Hedley Park, Burntongues & Linacres, £97 Low Eshells, Great Chesters, Redesmouth & Fairspring

251.2p The Hope, 247.7p Ridley Stokoe, 247.6p, 246.5p, 243.9p & 242.9p  Little Swinburne, 241.7p The Hope, 241.5p Low Ardley, 241.3p High Eshells, 239.5p & 239p Linacres, 238.1p St Oswalds & Little Swinburne, 237.5p & 237.2p West Moorhouses, 236.9p Little Swinburne, 236.1p Nunwick, 235.7p Ridley Stokoe & Hackford, 234.2p Watch Currock, 233.3p The Hope (x2), 230.2p East Uppertown, 230p St Oswalds & Little Swinburne, 236.1p Longlea, 225.6p Willimoteswick, 223.9p Linacres & High Eshells, 223.8p & 222.5p St Oswalds, 221.1p Springwell, 220.9p Fairspring, 220.7p Watch Currock, 220.2p Longlea, 220p Hedley Park, 218.8p East Uppertown, 218.2p Harwood Shield, 218p North Cocklake, 217.9p Longlea, 217.1p Low Ardley & Springwell, 216.7p East Uppertown & Hedley Park

Dutch Texel x - £107.50 Burntongues, £103 Willimoteswick, £102.50 Low West House, £102 (x2) Burntongues, £99 Willimoteswick, £98 Low West House

250p Low West House, 248.8p Burntongues, 245.2p Willimoteswick, 244.3p Burntongues, 239p Low West House, 235.7p & 227.4p Willimoteswick, 221.7p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £107 & £105 Old Town, £100 & £99 Colepike, £96.50 Fairley & Old Town, £94 Flotterton, £91 Piatroon & Flotterton, £89.50 Lunns House, £88 East Newham, £87.50 Midgeholme, £86 High Knitsley

212.8p Piatroon, 210.6p Colepike, 208.3p Midgeholme, 206.8p Piatroon, 205.3p Old Town, 204.1p Colepike, 202.2p Flotterton, 201p Fairley, 195.6p East Newham, 195.5p High Knitsley, 194.4p Old Town

Beltex x – £118 Low West House, £108.50 Watch Currock, £107 & £106 Low West House, £103.50 Watch Currock, £103 West Moorhouses, £97 Low West House, £96.50 Watch Currock, £96 West Moorhouses

281p & 271.8p Low West House, 264.6p Watch Currock, 264.1p West Moorhouses, 261p Low West House, 252.4p Watch Currock, 250p West Moorhouses, 241.3p Watch Currock, 240p West Moorhouses, 236.6p Low West House, 232.5p St Oswalds, 223.7p East Newham, 220.2p St Oswalds

Charollais x – £102 Woodcroft, £95.50 Fairley, £95 Waterford, £92 (x2) & £89 Fairley

215.9p Waterford, 209.1p Fairley, 208.2p Woodcroft, 207p Fairley

Bleu D’Maine x - £106.50 & £104 The Hope, £94 Sillywrea

253.6p & 208p The Hope, 204.4p Sillywrea

Leicester - £80 Stell Green

Cheviot Mule - £96 West Moorhouses, £93 Armonside

218.2p & 193.8p Armonside

Mule – £99.50 & £98.50 Quarry House, £97 Stell Green, £95 Harwood Shield, £94.50 Quarry House, £94 Harwood Shield & Great Chesters, £93.50 Redesmouth, £90 Stell Green, £89.50 Harwood Shield, £88 Great Chesters, £85.50 Harwood Shield, £82 North Cocklake

205.4p, 205.2p & 203.1p Quarry House, 202.1p Stell Green, 198.8p Harwood Shield, 195.8p & 195.6p Great Chesters, 194.8p Redesmouth, 190.4p Harwood Shield, 189.7p Riding Farm

Blackface -£86 & 191.1p Great Chesters

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £100 & £87 Old Town, £81 Armonside, £80 Springwell, £76 Tedcastle, £74 Old Town

Mule – £65 Old Town

Breeding Ewe Lambs | Friday 4th September 2020

Mule Ewe Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held their opening Prize Show and Sale for Mule Ewe Lambs (Ex North of England Blackface Ewes) on behalf of Members and Non Members of NEMSA.

Once again the Prize Show was kindly sponsored by “Sherriffs”, local John Deere Dealers, Tyne Green and Robson & Cowan, Scots Gap.

Prior to the sale the judging was expertly carried out by Jono Charlton, East Newham.

With one of the best shows of 10 pens of lambs forward, each pen was given due consideration and after much deliberation Jono awarded the Championship to an outstanding strong pen of 25 to the Browell Family, Quarry House which later sold at £170 to M/s Foley, Mirlaw House.

The Reserve Champion pen was awarded to the Ridley Family, Shitlington Hall and later sold at £165 to E H Pennie & Son, Montgomery.

The Stuart Ridley Memorial Trophy for the best run of 100 lambs or more was fittingly awarded to the Ridley Family, Shitlington Hall which they presented five years ago in memory of their son.

The Number 4 sheep ring was full of buyers, abiding by strict Covid 19 rules, from Scotland, Wales and Devon for one of the best top quality shows of lambs coming forward seen at this centre for many years.

With the Prime Lamb trade well up on the year vendors were not disappointed with their ewe lamb trade with the average up by £27.60 on 2019

Champion Pen     M/s Browell, Quarry House

Reserve                 M/s Ridley, Shitlington Hall

Third Prize             M/s Hunter, The Steel

Best Run of 100 or more NEMSA Mule Lambs – M/s Ridley, Shitlington Hall

£170 Quarry House & Carry House, £165 Shitlington Hall & The Steel, £150 Edlingham Newtown, £148 The Steel & Great Chesters, £145 The Steel, £142 Carry House & Penpeugh, £140 Quarry House, £138 Shitlington Hall, £135 Quarry House, Brownsleazes (x3) & Carry House, £132 Quarry House, Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), Shitlington Hall & The Steel, £130 Quarry House, Whiteside Haltwhistle, Shitlington Hall (x3), Carry House & Hole Farm, £12/8 Whiteside Haltwhistle, Shitlington Hall & Edges Green, £126 Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), £125 Shitlington Hall, Stell Green & Great Chesters, £124 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £122 Pitland Hills, Brownsleazes, Edges Green, Townshields, Penpeugh & Stell Green, £120 Quarry House, Hotbank, Townshields, Penpeugh, Yatesfield & Great Chesters, £118 Whiteside Haltwhistle, Broomhope & Edges Green, £115 Penpeugh & Stell Green, £112 Pitland Hills & Broomhope, £110 Burnbank & Hole Farm, £105 Stell Green, £102 Burnbank, £100 Broomhope, Hotbank & Great Chesters

Texel & Other Continental Ewe Lambs

A super entry of 530 Texel cross and other Continental cross Ewe Lambs were presented, a figure almost doubled on the year with the many benefits of selling 3/4 or even 7/8th bred fat lambs from these mothers obvious and well documented throughout the season so far.

The section was topped at a massive £198 for a sharp and smart pen of Dutch Texel cross lambs out of Suffolk cross mothers consigned by Edward Dean, Kirkhouse.  These were followed at £152 by a tremendously correct pair of pure bred Texel lambs from noted local breeder, Annabelle Morshead, Nilston Rigg Farms.  Also at the same price was a typically shapey Beltex cross from The Downie Farming Company, Aberdeenshire.

The cross bred entry peaked at £150 for a sharp quartet from Alec Bissett, Middle Dukesfield with another two pens changing hands at £140 each from the Browell Brothers, Quarry House.

Leading prices -

Texel - £152 Nilston Rigg

Texel x - £150 Middle Dukesfield, £140 (x2), £138, & £137 (x2) Quarry House, £132 Nilston Rigg, £131 Low Ardley, £125 Nilston Rigg, £124 Middle Dukesfield, £120) Stone Hall

Dutch Texel x - £198, £144 & £132 Kirkhouse

Beltex x - £152, £130 & £128 Newton Farm

Blackface Ewe Lambs

The third class of the breeding lambs sold on the day were the annual entry of North of England Type Blackface Ewe Lambs which saw numbers increased on the year by 235 head to 835 top lambs presented by noted local consignors to this sale.  Prior to the sale the show was judged by regular purchasers, Alf and Kevin Robson, Middle White Hill, Kirkwhelpington.  The judges selected ten outstanding pens from the entry and worked swiftly to their conclusion and awarded the Gordon Swan Trophy to the lead pen from M/s Paxton, Greenleighton

First Prize               M/s Paxton, Greenleighton

Second Prize          M/s Murray, Stell Green

Third Prize             M/s Yeats, Close A Burn

Trade was buoyant from start to finish with all vendors seeing a marked lift in the trade which saw the class average ten pounds more on the year for far more lambs sold.  Top pens were easily cashed however buyers for lesser sorts were fewer around the ringside.

Prices peaked late in the day at £157 for a big pen of 35 from Wanwood Hill, Alston who sold another lot at £156 to average £131 for 99 sold.

Charlie Halbert, Prospect House followed at £152 with M/s Murray, Sewingshields next with their lead pen at £145.  Dennis and Patricia Yeats, Close A Burn topped at £135 then £132 to regular buyers and averaged a noteworthy £117 for 130 sold – the biggest consignment of the day.

Leading prices -

£157 & £156 Wanwood Hill, £152 Prospect House, £145 Sewingshields, £135 & £132 Close A Burn, £130 Greenleighton & Close A Burn, £122 Sewingshields, £120 Close A Burn (x2), £110 The Lampert, £106 Prospect House, £105 Sewingshields, £100 Stell Green, £98 Wanwood Hill, £96 Prospect House & Wanwood Hill, £92 Sewingshields, £90 Greenleighton, £86 The Lampert & Wanwood Hill, £82 The Lampert

 

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 4th September 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their first store cattle sale of the autumn season offered a catalogued entry of 205 head alongside the weekly sale of cast ewes and store lambs and the special opening prize show and sale of ewe lambs.

A mixed show of quality were largely easier on the week however the best end maintained recent rates topping at £1365 for a well-bred Limousin steer at 18 months from Jeremy Dodds, High House, Milbourne with a pen of 4 strong Angus cross steers at 15-16 months from noted advocate of the Black sire; Martin Johnston, High Fotherley, Riding Mill changing hands at a mighty £1360.

Heifer trade peaked at £1300 for a smart red, Limousin cross lady at 20 months from Mark & Julie Linkleter, West Kirkheaton who sold a cracking run of 22 to average £1034 throughout.  Charolais cross heifers topped at £1245 for a hefty type at 16 months from mother & son Agnes & James Sinton, White House Birtley who saw their best bullock cash at £1240 to average a worthy £1170 for three bullocks and seven heifers in total. 

Cattle in the youngest age bracket; ten months and under topped at £980 for Simmy and Limmy cross steers from High Fotherley and Messrs Reed, Dyke Neuk whilst the same consignors sold heifers to £955 and £905 respectively.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1205 Hay A Park, £1190, £1160, £1150 & £1130 South Farm

Charolais x steers – £1140 Springwell

British Blue x steers – £1200 & £1160 South Farm

Angus x steers – £1310 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £955 Parkside

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1365 High House, £1335 Blackburn, £1280 & £1230 Hay A Park, £1210 Blackburn, £1200 High House & Blackburn, £1195 & £1180 South Farm, £1100 Cheviot, £1050 South Farm, £1040 Cheviot, £1030 South Farm

Charolais x steers – £1250 Hay A Park, £1240, £1145 & £1130 White House Birtley, £1110 Springwell

Angus x steers – £1305 , £1275 (x2) & £1185 High Fotherley, £1170 Springwell, £1030, £1005 & £970 Hill Head £950 Kirkley Hall & Hill Head

Simmental x steers – £1150 Springwell

Wagu x steers – £1170 Hay A Park

Limousin x heifers - £1300 West Kirkheaton, £1240 White House Birtley, £1235 West Kirkheaton, £1185 White House Birtley, £1180 & £1175 South Farm, £1120 Stoneygate, £1105 & £1095 West Kirkheaton, £1050 Parkside & West Kirkheaton, £1020, £1010, £1000 & £990 West Kirkheaton, £980 South Farm, £975 Stoneygate

Charolais x heifers – £1245 White House Birtley, £1120 Harewalls, £1090 White House Birtley, £980 Harewalls

Angus x heifers – £1100 Hill Head, £950 Parkside

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1330 High House, £1290 Stotsfold, £1190 High House, £1160 Hay A Park & Blackburn, £1125 Camphill, £1095 Stotsfold, £1070 (x2) Camphill, £1065 (x2) Stotsfold, £1060 Cheviot & Stotsfold, £1050 South Farm, £1025 & £1020 Westburnhope, £1000 South Farm, £995 Close House, £990 (x2), £965, £945, £940, £930 & £900 Westburnhope

Charolais x steers – £1340, £1335, £1240 (x2), £1230 & £1220 Hay A Park, £1210 & £1170 Harewalls, £1160 & £1150 Hay A Park

British Blue x steers – £1100 (x2), £1080 & £1020 Camphill

Angus x steers – £1360 & £1250 High Fotherley, £1240 Hay A Park, £1080 (x2) £1050, £1030, £1015 & £1000 Hallington High Farm, £955 & £945 High Fotherley, £910 & £905 Hallington High Farm

Simmental x steers – £1150 & £1140 Hay A Park

Saler x steers – £1090 Hay A Park

Belted Galloway steers - £880 Hallington High Farm

Limousin x heifers - £1040 West Kirkheaton, £1000 West Kirkheaton & Westburnhope, £990 (x2), £985 & £980 (x2) West Kirkheaton, £920 Close House, £900 Westburnhope

Charolais x heifers – £975 Throp Hill

British Blue x heifers – £1050 Camphill

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £980 & £910 Dyke Nook

Angus x steers – £895 & £885 High Fotherley

Simmental x steers – £980 High Fotherley

Limousin x heifers - £915 & £905 Dyke Nook

Angus x heifers – £955 & £870 High Fotherley

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of 1022 cast ewes and rams sold to strong demand with 13 buyers around the ring.

Topping the sale at £122 was a Texel ewe from Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick whose run of 56 ewes averaged £106.98.

Mules sold to £98 from Mr TJ Lee & Son, Hackford.

Blackface ewes sold to £76 from R&T Postlethwaite, Laings Hill.

More wanted again for next week.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £114 Houxty House, £110 Glendue

Texel x – £122 Nunwick, £117 China Hall, £114 The Tofts & Satley, £112 Middle Heads, £111& £108 Hackford, £106 & £103 Nunwick, £101 Satley, £100 High Town, £98 Rusheylaw & Bridgeford, £90 East Uppertown & The Tofts, £89 Chesterwood, £88 Finely Farm & Hallington High Farm

Suffolk - £97 The Tofts

Suffolk x – £106 Satley

Beltex - £110 Glendue, £99 Chesterwood Farm House, £90 Glendue

Leicester - £112 Hesleywell, £106 & £88 Hackford

Cheviot – £86 Crowhall, £83 Laings Hill

Cheviot Mule – £115 Nunwick

Mule – £98 Hackford, £90 Bulls Hill & Hackford, £87 The Tofts, £86 Rusheylaw & Chesterwood, £85.50 & £85 Hallington High Farm, £84 West Shields, £82 Middle Heads, £80 East Uppertown

Blackface – £76 Laings Hill, £64 Rusheylaw, £62 Laings Hill, £58 Errington Red House, £57 Blakelaw

Swaledale – £65 Hackford, £50 Tecket, £48 Buckshot

Store Lambs

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 3564 store lambs.  A fantastic trade was observed and would be slightly sharper on the week, especially for the longer keep lambs.  This was very noticeable when the average was up £5 on the week to £76.32, leaving all vendors’ once again very happy with their day’s trading at Hexham.

Phillip Robson, Middle Horsleyhope Farm again had a fantastic trade, trading to £134 for seven very smart Beltex Ewe lambs.  Mark Churchyard of Hownsgill Farm, Consett sold Beltex x lambs to £153.  Another Durham consignor taking advantage of the Hexham trade was JE Holliday & Son, Woodland House Farm, Woodside who sold a fantastic run of Beltex lambs to £126 for conventional lambs!  372 Beltex x lambs sold to an average of £94!!

Mule lambs sold to a flying trade even though we are getting down the cut, selling to £87.50 for a pen of 21 from Mr JH Martin, Hesleywell, Ninebanks.  The Mule section went on to average £71

Lambs wanted for next weeks’ sale at Hexham.  Please call Drew or Jack with entries.

Texel - £95 Greys Well

Texel x – £116 & £113 Willimoteswick, £98 Roddymoor, £95 Greys Well, £94 Greys Well & Intake Farm, £91 Roddymoor, £90 Low Ardley & Willimoteswick, £88.50 The Laws, £86 Broadgates, £85.50 The Laws, £85 New Hall, £84.50 Howick, £81 Red House & Sinderhope Shield, £80.50 Howick, £80 Stobby Lea, West Link Hall, Thornley Pit House, The Hott & Sinderhope Shield

Dutch Texel x - £111 High Fell, £, £108 Aimshaugh, £99.50 & £99 Hareshaw Allotment, £94.50 Fallowfield, £93 High Fell, £92 Fallowfield, £91 High Fell, £90.50 Fallowfield, £89.50 Hareshaw Allotment

Suffolk x – £100 & £90 Lunns House, £82 Allenheads Farm, £79.50 Low Struthers, £79 Merryshields, £78 West Link Hall

Beltex x - £134 Middle Horsleyhope, £133 Hownsgill, £132 & £130 Middle Horsleyhope, £126 Hownsgill & Woodland House, £125 Wyvill Grange & Hownsgill, £120.50 Middle Horsleyhope, £120 Watch Hill, £114 Middle Horsleyhope, £112 Mill House, £110 Wyvill Grange, Woodland House & Middle Horsleyhope, £109 West High House, £108 Wyvill Grange, £103 Watch Hill, £101 Mill House, £99 Wyvill Grange, £98 Middle Horsleyhope, £97 Stobby Lea & Hownsgill, £96 Middle Horsleyhope, Woodland House (x2) & Mill House, £94.50 Woodland House, £92.50 Mill House, £90 Hownsgill

Zwartbles - £70 Allenheads Farm

Cheviot x - £97.50 & £74.50 Embley, £71.50 Bellshiel, £69 Low Struthers

Mule – £87.50 Hesleywell (x2), £77 Lands Farm, £75 Intake Farm, £73 Ouston, £68.50 Embley, £68 Coatlith Hill

Blackface – £64 Hepple Whitefield, £62.50 Featherwood, £61 Hepple Whitefield, £57 Featherwood & Blakelaw

Swaledale - £46 Rattenraw

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Mart sold 698 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale with all classes continuing last week’s great rates. Lambs peaked at £110 for a pen of super heavy Suffolk crosses from Alec Henderson, Brixter Hill Stamfordham, purchased for Worsley Meats. Three more pens sold at £109 for texel crosses, two from Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls and one from Dave Brodie, The Chesters, sold to the same buyer. A super smart texel cross lamb peaked at 228.2ppk from Steven Bradley, Runny Mede,Molesden at 39kg and a pen full at the same weight from Ridley Carins, Broomhall realised 226.9ppk. Buyers commented that prolonged wet weather and weaning has had an adverse effect on the finish of some of the lambs and vendors should be more selective when drawing for next week. Mule lambs peaked at £96 from Libby Bertram, Coldwell and at 204.7ppk from Dave and Annabel Stanners, Low Chesterhope. Lightweight Blackie lambs peaked at 191.4ppk from John Armstrong, Rookland, Harbottle.

 

Leading Prices

Texel x – £109 Rugley Walls (Twice) & The Chesters, £107.50, Coldwell, £107 Broomhall (Twice) £104.50 The Chesters £104 Broomhall & Low Chesterhope, £103 Angerton Steads, £102.50 Coldwell, £102 Closehead & Longshaws, £101 Catreen, The Chesters & High Baulk £100.50  Rugley Walls & Broomhall, £100 Brixter Hill & The Chesters, £99.50 & £99 Broomhall, £98.50

Closehead

 

228.2p Runny Mede, 226.9p Broomhall, 224.4p Catreen, 224.0p Coldwell, 223.8p The Chesters, 222.7p High Baulk, 221.6p & 221.4p The Chesters, (Twice)220.0p Runny Mede, 218.8p Dene House, 218.0p Rugley Walls (Twice) & Runny Mede, 217.8p Rugley Walls, 216.7p Broomhall, 215.9p The Chesters , Rugley Walls & Closehead (Twice) 215.6p Broomhall, 215.4p Bush Blades, 215.2p Broomhall, 214.9p Catreen

 

Suffolk x £110 Brixter Hill, £102 Rugley Walls, £95 Brixter Hill, £93 & £92 Holystone Estate, £91 Broomhall & Dene House, £90 Flotterton

 

206.8p Broomhall, 206.5p Brixter Hill, 204.0p Rugley Walls, 202.2p & 200.0p Holystone Estate & Flotterton

 

Beltex x £100 & £93 Closehead 217.4p & 216.3p

 

Mule £96 Coldwell, £94 & £88 Low Chesterhope,

204.7p Low Chesterhope, 202.5p  Broomhall, 200.0p Coldwell & Low Chesterhope

 

Cheviot Mules £86 Holystone Estate 204.8p

 

Hampshires £82 Runny Mede, £81 Broomhouse, £80.50 Runny Mede (Twice)

211.8p, 210.3p & 206.4p Runny Mede

 

Blackface - £67 Rookland, £55 Grasslees 191.4p & 161.8p

 

 

Cast Ewes and Rams

A small but quality show of cast sheep topped at £120 for a huge Texel Tup from Jim & Helen Gledson, Buteland with cross ewes from Matty Fenwick, Angerton Steads hitting £113. Cheviot Mule ewes sold to £100 from Chris & Janet Watmore, Holystone Estate and big Blackie bred Mules from the same sold to £94

 

Texel Tups £120, £110 & £70 Buteland

 

Texel x Ewes £113 Angerton Steads, £111 East Newham £107 Holystone Estate, £99 East Newham, £97 & £95 Angerton Steads, £92 Matfen High House

 

Suffolk x  £108 Matfen High House, £100 East Newham, £91 & £79 Holystone Estate, £79 Runny Mede

 

Mule - £94 Holystone Estate £92 Angerton Steads, £85 Holystone Estates

 

Cheviot Mule £100, £89, £85 & £73 Holystone Estates

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 1st September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

An increased entry of clean with over half the entry being Angus x heifers.  A good trade was observed and Limousin x heifers from M/s W&JA Longlands, Rushey Law sold to 232.5ppk.  Angus x heifers from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold to 228.5ppk and grossed to £1381.65

Limousin Heifers – £1395 & £1293.31 Rusheylaw

232.5p & 228.5p Rusheylaw

Charolais Heifers – £1302.83 & 217.5p Flotterton

British Blue Heifers - £1356.74 & 226.5p Rusheylaw

Angus Heifers - £1381.65, £1301.64, £1267.31, £1175.46 & £1159.28 Flotterton

226.5p, 225.5p, 219.5p, 217.5p & 214.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

A smaller entry of cast cows this week with trade just a little easier than previous weeks especially for the well fleshed cows.  Leaner sorts still very easily cashed.

Cows still sold to 171.5ppk for a British Blue x cow from M/s E&TN Ballantyne, Cowburn Rigg.

Limousin – £1069.75 Colepike, £1039.03 West End Town, £922.63 Colepike

149.5p West End Town, 137.5p Colepike (x2)

Angus -£1174.57, £1097.31 & £1058.66 High Fotherley

140.5p & 133.5p High Fotherley

British Blue – £1373.72 Cowburn Rigg, £1113.08 Warksfield Head

171.5p Cowburn Rigg, 145.5p Warksfield Head

Simmental - £1136.52 & 143.5p High Fotherley

British Friesian - £770.31 & £768.39 Fellside Farm

121.5p & 119.5p Fellside Farm

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward again this week (1857) and although a mixed show in places the sale average increased by over 12p on last week.  Umpteen pens sold in excess of £100 with a pen of fantastic lambs from Quarry House topping the sale at £127 (302.5p), £126.50 (275p) and £122 (271.1p).  Best fleshed lambs easy to sell and Quarry House also had pens of Mules at £105 & £103.

Texel x – £127, £126.50, £122 & £119 Quarry House, £117 Delight Farm, £115 Old Town, £113 Delight Farm & Warksfield Head, £111.50 Delight Farm, £110 South Gunnerton, & Warksfield Head (x2), £109 High Baulk, £108 Little Swinburne, South Gunnerton & Watch Currock, £107.50 Loadman, £107 Low Ardley, Aydonshields & South Kirkheaton, £106.50 Errington Red House, £106 High Baulk, £105 Loadman, Burntongues South Kirkheaton & Palm Strothers, £104.50 High Eshells (x2), £104 South Gunnerton, £103.50 Willimoteswick, St Oswalds & Springwell Cottage, £103 High Eshells, Bulls Hill, Old Town & Linacres, £102.50 High Baulk & Rouchester (JC), £102 Fairley, Low Ardley, Town Farm & Warksfield Head, £101.50 Aydonshields & Linacres, £101 Little Swinburne & Broomhall, £100.50 Aydonshields, £100 Loadman, Whitechapel, Grange House, Rouchester (JC), Broomhall (x2), Bulls Hill, East Uppertown & Warksfield Head, £99.50 St Oswalds, Aydonshields & Springwell Cottage, £99 Loadman, Low Ardley & West Shields, £98.50 Little Swinburne, Springwell Cottage & Watch Currock

302.4p, 275p & 271.1p Quarry House, 257.1p Watch Currock, 254.8p South Kirkheaton, 251.3p East Uppertown, 250p South Kirkheaton & Palm Strothers, 247.9p Quarry House, 247.7p Errington Red House, 245.5p Little Swinburne, 245.2p Linacres, 244.9p Whitchester, 243p High Eshells, 242.9p Low Ardley, 242.5p & 240.5p Little Swinburne, 238.8p Highwood, 238.4p High Baulk, 236.6p High Eshells & Warksfield Head, 234.5p Watch Currock, 233.3p Palm Strothers & Town Farm, 231p Highwood & East Newham, 230.7p Aydonshields, 230p Springwell Cottage, 229.3p St Oswalds, 228.1p High Fotherley & Whitchester, 227.8p Rouchester (JC), 226.8p St Oswalds, 226.2p Highwood, 225.6p High Fotherley, 225.6p Errington Red House & Linacres, 225p Whitchester, 224.4p Midgeholme & Whitchester, 223.8p St Oswalds & Midgeholme, 223.3p Grange House, 223.2p Loadman, High Fotherley & East Newham

Dutch Texel x - £119.50, £107.50 & £105 Burntongues, £100, £95 & £94 Willimoteswick

259.8p & 256p Burntongues, 238.1p Willimoteswick, 233.3p Burntongues, 226.2p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £115 Delight Farm, £112 & £106 Whitechapel, £, £105 Whitechapel & Old Town, £104 Great Chesters, £102.50 Whitechapel, £102 Old Town, £97.50 Lunns House, £96.50 The Reenes, £96 Halton Red House & Lunns House, £95.50 & £94 The Reenes, £90 Whitechapel & The Reenes

213.5p Whitechapel, 208.2p Old Town, 205.3p The Reenes, 204.7p Lunns House, 204.6p & 204.4p The Reenes, 203.9p Whitechapel, 203.2p The Reenes, 201.9p Old Town, 200 Halton Red House, 198.9p Lunns House, 196.3p Sillywrea, 195.9p Lunns House, 194.9p Delight Farm, 193.3p Fairley, 192.6p Great Chesters, 191.2p Lunns House, 190.9p Whitechapel

Beltex x – £115 & £114 Little Swinburne, £111 Low West House, £110.50 Watch Currock, £109 Low West House, £107 St Oswalds, £105 Halton Red House & Low West House, £104 St Oswalds, £103.50, £103, £101, £100, £98.50 & £98 Low West House, £96 Broomhall, £95 The Shank & The Reenes

270.7 & 259.5p Low West House, 259.1p Little Swinburne, 247p Watch Currock, 255.6p Little Swinburne, 252.4p Low West House, 250p Halton Red House & Low West House, 247.6p St Oswalds, 245.2p, 240.5p, 238.1p, 234.5p & 233.3p Low West House, 232.6p St Oswalds, 213.3p Broomhall

Charollais x – £94.50 The Reenes, £91 Thornley Hall Farm

216.7p Thornley Hall Farm, 205.4p The Reenes

Bleu D’Maine x – £88 & 215p Sillywrea

Cheviot x- £82 & 190.7p Sillywrea

Cheviot Mule - £93 & £91 Highwood, £90 Riding Farm

216.7p & 211.4p Highwood, 204.6p Riding Farm

Mule – £105 & £103 Quarry House, £102.50 Great Chesters, £98.50 Broomhall, £96.50 Great Chesters, £96 Quarry House (x2), £90.50 Townfoot & Hotbank, £88 Hotbank, £80 Highwood, £78.50 Bulls Hill & Townfoot, £75 Thornley Hall Farm & Hotbank

210.2p, 208.7 (x2) & 205.9p Quarry House, 205.3p & 205p Great Chesters, 201.1p Hotbank, 201p Broomhall, 200p Highwood, 196.3p Townfoot, 195.6p Hotbank, 192.6p Townfoot, 182.6p Bulls Hill

Blackface - £92.50 Great Chesters, £81 & £73 Hotbank

188.8p Great Chesters, 188.4p & 182.5p Hotbank