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Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 21st May 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Angus Heifers - £1336.58, £1337.63 & £1334.960 Heddon Haugh

217.5p, 205.5p & 203.5p Heddon Haugh 

OTM

A similar number of cows was submitted to the usual ringside of buyers all classes were good to sell with prices being similar to recent excellent trade.

Limousin – £1128.37 High House, £952.57 Little Swinburne, £949.47 West Deanraw, £937.65 Spittalshield, £921.35 Settlingstones

156.5p High House, 141.5 & 140.5 West Deanraw, 138.5p Spittalshield, 135.5p Little Swinburne, 131.5p Settlingstones

Angus & Angus x – £915.86 Colwell Hill, £840.38 & £835.28 Kirkley Hall, £821.03 West Deanraw

133.5p West Deanraw, 129.5p Kirkley Hall, 126.5p Colwell Hill, 124.5p Kirkley Hall

British Blue – £1130.26 Blakelaw, £1088.61 Aydonshields, £924 Dunston Hill, £912.93 Spittalshield, £891.81 Aydonshields

150.5p Blakelaw, 138.5p Aydonshields, 132.5p Spittalshield, 128.5p China Hall

Charolais & Charolais x – £960.30 Dunston Hill, £915.08 Blakelaw

157.5p Blakelaw, 145.5p Dunston Hill

Saler – £766.92 Dunston Hill

124.5p Dunston Hill

Simental x - £1172.49, £968.09 & £913.71 Allendale Farm

161.5p & 151.5p Allendale Farm, 128.5p Little Swinburne

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A few more lambs forward on the week and easier in line with the national trend at 237p. A top of 262.2p from Woodhall.

Texel x – £103 West Shaftoe, £99 East Acres, China Hall, Woodhall & West Shaftoe, £98 West Shaftoe

162.2p Woodhall, 257.9p West Shaftoe, 247.5 China Hall, 245.2p West Shaftoe, 242.5p East Acres, 241.5p East Acres & Woodhall, 240.5p East Acres

Beltex x – £100 China Hall

256.4p China Hall

Suffolk x – £95 China Hall, £89 Blue Gables & Woodhall

226.2p China Hall, 217.1p Woodhall, 211.9p Blue Gables

Prime Hoggs

A small show of hoggs including a pen of 57 superb Suffolk x from Morrowfield which sold to £102.

Texel x – £86 Broomhall, £84, £80 & £79 Butterknowes

154.8p & 142.9p Moss Barns, 142.04 & 140.4 Butterknowes

Suffolk x – £102, £97 & £90, £83 (x2) Morrowfield

147.0p & 145.6p Morrowfield

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x - £70 Butterknowes, £64 Moss Barns, £59 Butterknowes

Mule - £61 Morrowfield, £54 Butterknowes

Store Cattle, Breeding & Store Sheep | Friday 17th May 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their third sale of the month of May and offered a sound catalogued entry of 857 head of store cattle including over three hundred head of native breed cattle for the monthly special sale of such sorts.  With a smaller crowd at ringside and buyers requirements obviously fulfilled by the past three weeks sizeable sales catalogues demand looks to have eased slightly with a marginal drop on the week.

For the third consecutive week older, forward cattle from the Roman Wall based Woodman family, Great Chesters dominated the top prices peaking at £1390 for a powerful Limousin cross steer at 20 months of age. Messrs Woodman’s Charolais cross entry topped at £1335 for a single with a strong pen of three following at £1330.

The peak of the female trade followed close behind with a hefty and shapely Lily white pure bred heifer from renowned bull breeders Messrs Campbell, Thrunton at 20 months which realised £1325, as did a cross bred from the aforementioned Great Chesters.

A truly outstanding run of 16 yearling types were brought to the Hexham ring by Thomas Graham, West Foreshield, Alston, and this noted annual consignment was met by a ready ringside of buyers.  Steers peaked at £1320, twice, both for sublime, sleek and jet black Limousin cross steers shown in fine form with a great many more selling in excess of £1200 and one of two heifers sold peaking at £1120 to see the run return at £1188 per head for the Cumbrian producers. 

Cattle at ten months of age and younger also sold well in the main and this trade was led by Messrs Stobbs, High Dalton, Hexhamshire who saw their steers with size, scope and style peak at £1180 and the equally well-bred heifer sisters follow at a top of £1080 returning £1093 throughout for five and four sold respectively.

On the designated day for native cattle a varied show of many seldom seen breeds were consigned and whilst the better end of these sorts sold well, lesser types that had perhaps been harder wintered were more difficult to place.

Stronger Angus types were, as always through the Hexham ring, keenly sought after and peaked at £1250 and £1225 for a steer and a heifer, both at 20 months from Messrs Campbell, Thrunton. Geoff Roddam sold his best Angus x heifer at £1220 and a Steer at £1200 and his run of big Luing bullocks peaked at £1235 for a pen of three and averaged £1183 for fifteen sold. Yearling Angus trade topped at £1110 for steers and £1060 for heifers, both from Messrs Bennison, Warden Law, Houghton-Le-Spring whilst Messrs Robson, Hepple Whitefield, Rothbury sold a pair of sizeable steers at £1100 to a regular buyer.


The Hereford trade was dominated by noted breeder Alan Parker, High Woolley, Allendale who peaked at £1170 for a big square bullock typical of the modern strain of the red and white breed whilst the other often red and whites; the Beef Shorthorns sold to £1100 from Messrs Tailford, Gallaw Hill at 20 months; to £1080 at the same age from Messrs Harrison, Peddar Hill, Longtown.  Yearling shorthorns sold to a top of £945 for a smart pair of yearling bullocks from David Potts, Hedley Park who brought out a great run of thirteen steers and five heifers to average £863 across the board.

Vendors with cattle yet to sell are urged to contact our team for an appraisal of the trade and best advice on when to market your cattle.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1305 & £1300 Great Chesters

Charolais x heifers – £1325 Great Chesters & Thrunton

Limousin x steers – £1320, £1300 (x2) & £1275 Paxton Dene

British Blue x steers – £1090 Hallington High Farm

Simmental x steers – £1070 Peddar Hill

Angus x steers - £1200 Blackcarts, £1175, £1140, £1120, £1050 & £1035 Peddar Hill, £1000 Kirkley Hall

Angus x heifers – £1225 Thrunton, £1220 & £1150 Blackcarts

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1080 & £1045 Peddar Hill

Luing steers - £1235, £1185, £1150 & £1140 Blackcarts

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1335 & £1330 Great Chesters

Charolais x heifers – £1290 Great Chesters, £1240 Thrunton, £1270, £1255 & £1200 Great Chesters, £1175 & £1150 Thrunton

Limousin x steers – £1390 & £1330 Great Chesters, £1320 Great Chesters & West Foreshield (x2), £1305, £1295 & £1290 Great Chesters, £1270 & £1255 West Foreshield, £1120, £1100, £1080 & £1005 Sweethope

Limousin x heifers – £1300 & £1270 (x2), £1205 Shitlington Hall, £1130 High Lovelady Shield, £1120 West Foreshield, £1090 The Park, £1070 West Kirkheaton, £1040 Sweethope, £1000 Old Ravensworth

British Blue x steers - £1280 West Foreshield, £1105 Hallington High Farm

British Blue x heifers – £1045 Hallington High Farm

Simmental x steers – £1115 & £1090 Stoop Rigg, £1070 Watch Hill, £1000 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £1070 & £1040 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers -£1250 Thrunton, £1145 Watch Hill, £1100 Hepple Whitefield, £1075 Watch Hill, £1065 Ravensworth Grange, £1055 Kirkley Hall, £1050 Watch Hill, £1035 Ravensworth Grange

Angus x heifers – £1080 Thrunton

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1100 Gallaw Hill

Hereford x steers - £985 Chattlehope

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1120 Tenter House, £1010 Wheat Hall, £960 Tenter House

Charolais x heifers - £1075, £1040 & £1030 Tenter House, £1005 & £975 Wheat Hall

Limousin x steers – £1245 & £1200 West Foreshield, £1170 Shitlington Hall, £1160 & £1150 West Foreshield, £1145 West Foreshield & Greyside, £1140 Bothal Park, £1120 West Foreshield, £1115 & £1110 High Lovelady Shield, £1100 Shitlington Hall & Greyside, £1095 Old Ravensworth, £1090 West Foreshield, Greyside (x2) & High Lovelady Shield, £1085 Camphill, £1080 West Foreshield & High Lovelady, £1060 Greyside, High Lovelady Shield (x2) & The Park, £10410 Greyside & Old Ravensworth, £1035 Farnbury, £1030 Greyside & Chesters, £1025 Old Ravensworth, £1020 Greyside & West Mill Hills

Limousin x heifers – £1090 High Lovelady Shield, £1070 West Foreshield, £1020 Willimoteswick, £1005 Linacres & Armond Carr, £1000 Armond Carr, £985 Bothal Park, £980 Linacres, £970 Bothal Park

Blonde x steers – £1130 High Wooley

Blonde x heifers – £1090, £1020, £1000 & £980 Hareshaw

British Blue x steers – £1150, £1070 & £970 Camphill

Simmental x steers – £1060 Greyside, £1020 High Wooley

Angus x steers – £1110 Warden Law, £1100 Hepple Whitefield, £1075 Warden Law, £1070 Hepple Whitefield, £1035 Parkside & Westburnhope, £1030 Hepple Whitefield, £1000 High Barns & Monkridge Hill, £995 Parkside, £950 Monkridge Hill & Blackcleugh

Angus x heifers - £1060 Warden Law, 3990 Warden Law & Lowfield, £980 Warden Law, £920 Hedley Park

Beef Shorthorn steers - £945 & £920 Hedley Park

Hereford x steers - £1170, £1005 & £980 High Wooley, £910 Chattlehope

Hereford x heifers - £840 North Lyham

Luing steers - £985, £980 & £925 Low Chesterhope

South Devon steers - £1105 & £930 Cleughside

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – 1180, £1150 & £1140 High Dalton, £995 Parkside, £980 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £960 Willimoteswick & Greenchesters, £935 The Park, £930 Greenchesters, £920 East Unthank, £900 Whiteside Haltwhistle

Limousin x heifers – £1080, £1030 & £980 High Dalton, £900 Parkside

British Blue x steers – £900 Whiteside Haltwhistle

Angus x steers – £1100 & £1045 Thrunton, £960 Ricknall Mill, £955 Thrunton, £910 Ricknall Mill

Breeding & Store Sheep

Ewes, Gimmers & Hoggs with lambs at Foot

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly breeding sheep sale with 484 catalogued sheep on offer.
All classes of breeding sheep dearer on the week, especially hoggs and lambs.
Sale highlight was a Kerry Hogg with her Dutch Texel x lamb at foot selling to £238 from M/s WH&JC Gilhespy, Tedcastle.
Dutch Texel hoggs with their single Dutch Texel lambs selling to £222.
Gimmers with lambs was topped by Mr BE Miller, Harnham as part of his dispersal.  These Texel x gimmers with twin Texel x lambs sold to £218.
Mule hoggs with lambs at foot sold to £200 (£100/life) from M/s WT&EJ Reed, Moss Kennels.
Older ewes were again a flying trade with 4crop Texel x ewes from Mr C Dodd, Wayn Riggs selling to £184

Hoggs with Lambs

Dutch Texel x - £222 Tedcastle

Suffolk x - £144 Intake

Texel x - £208 Tedcastle, £200 & £198 The Tofts, £195, £190 & £182 Harnham, £180 The Tofts, £175 Intake, £170 The Tofts

Mule - £200 Moss Kennels£196 Highwood & Rennington South, £194 Rennington South, £192 Tedcastle & Moss Kennels, £180 Moss Kennels & Briggle Farm, £178 Moss Kennels, £176 Briggle Farm, £168 East Highridge, Tedcastle & Homilton, £160 Highwood

Kerry Hill - £238, £212 & £202 Tedcastle

Gimmers with Lambs

Suffolk x - £180 Intake, £130 East Highridge

Texel x - £218 & £215 Harnham, £190 Whitechapel, £182, £180 & £162 Intake, £155 Hagdon Moor

Mule - £195 & £190 West Deanraw, £185 Middle White Hill (x2), £176 Harnham, £170 White House Matfen

Zwartbles - £110 East Highridge

Ewes with Lambs

Texel x - £218 Harnham, £184 Waynriggs, £182 & £178 Harnham, £176 East Fourstones & Harnham, £172 Harnham

Mule - £185 & £180 West Deanraw, £176 & £174 Harnham, £172 Middle White Hill & East Fourstones, £168 Harnham, £155 Middle White Hill

Crossbred - £160 Harnham, £158 Hownsgill

Cast Ewes

Another good entry of cast sheep that met very similar Rates to last week even with reports of them being cheaper elsewhere.  Leaner ewes and hill sheep very easy to sell once again.
Sale topped at £118 for a Suffolk tup from MR FT Walton, Flotterton.

Texel – £115 (x2) & £1406 Flotterton, £85 High Shipley, £84 East Knitsley, £83 Ewesley, £80 Black Callerton

Texel x – £117 Flotterton, £97 Linacres, £96 Black Callerton & China Hall, £94 Linacres, £92 Chesters, £90 Armonside, £89 West Shields & South Clarewood, £88 Armonside, £86 East Farm, £80 & £79 Stobby Lea, £78 Black Callerton, Ewesley & High Fotherley, £77 Hepple Whitefield & Low West House, £76 Linacres & Felton Demesne

Suffolk – £118 & £89 (x2) Flotterton

Suffolk x – £104 Flotterton, £94 Black Callerton, £78 West Shields, £76 East Farm

Leicester - £90 East Unthank, £89 Bulls Hill, £85 East Unthank

Cheviot – £90 & £88 Flotterton, £76 North Churchlands, £68 East Farm

Mule – £71 Bulls Hill, £70 Kirkley Hall & Black Callerton, £69 Gallowhill & East Knitsley, £68 West Shields & East Farm, £67 Gallowhill & High Shipley, £66 West Shields, Ewesley & Flotterton

Blackface – £67 Gallowhill, £61 Hotbank (x2), £59 West Shields, £58 Black Callerton, £55 Hotbank

Swaledale – £56 Stobby Lea, £54 Bulls Hill, £50 Nookton, £47 East Unthank

Herdwick - £49 Armonside

Crossbred - £86 East Knitsley, £73 Black Callerton, £69 Gallowhill, £68 North Churchlands

Store Hoggs

Store sheep the same trade as last week with larger fleshier sorts easily cashed between £80 and £94

Texel x – £94 Elrington Hall, £82 & £810 High Fotherley, £76 West Shields, £74 Elrington Hall & Stobby Lea, £72 Armonside, £70 West Shields & Roddymoor

Suffolk x – £79 Huntlaw Cottage

Mule – £61 Newshield

Herdwick - £39 Roddymoor

Breeding Cattle | Wednesday 15th May 2019

Breeding Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their Special May Term Beef Breeding Sale and offered 222 lots of Pedigree and Commercial cattle.
The sale saw twice as many heifers sold as the same day last year and whilst the best end met a fast trade, bidders were cautious at the ringside.
Demand has shifted somewhat in latter years and it is now the three quarter bred entry that sees the peak of the trade with the sale topping at £3350 for a big, square ended ¾ Limousin heifer with her 7/8 bred heifer calf at foot from M/s Foley Bros, Mirlaw House, who sold their annual run of sixteen outfits to average a noteworthy £2553.12.  The Capheaton based family also shared the second spot with two further outfits at £2900, a price duplicated by an outstanding example; a tremendous British Blue cross heifer out of a pure bred Limousin cow with a great shapely Limousin bred calf at foot from M/s Renton, High Highlaws, Morpeth who brought forward their first run of heifers and calves to the Hexham ring and sold exceptionally well to average £2525 for eight outfits.
Several noted regional consignments were presented by recognised producers and averaged as follows;
M/s Foley Bros
Mirlaw House (16) £2553
M/s Renton
High Highlaws (8) £2525
M/s Johnson
West Wharmley (21) £2166
M/s Walton
Flotterton  (6) £2121
M/s Ridley
Dipton Foot  (11) £2113
M/s Tindale
Paradise Farm (12) £2070
M/s Huddleston
Round Meadows (9) £1936

Heifers & 2nd Calvers with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £3350, £2900 & £2750 Mirlaw House, £2650 & £2550 High Highlaws, £2500 Dipton Foot & Mirlaw House, £2450 West Wharmley & Mirlaw House (x3), £2400 West Wharmley (x2), £2350 Dipton Foot & Mirlaw House, £2300 West Wharmley, Mirlaw House, Paradise Farm & Sleights House, £2250 Dipton Foot & West Wharmley, £2200 West Wharmley (x4), Paradise Farm & Old Hall Farm, £2180 Round Meadows, £2150 Dipton Foot & West Wharmley (x3)

Angus -£2900, £2650 (x2) & £2600 Mirlaw House, £2450 Mirlaw House & Flotterton, £2220 & £2140 Flotterton

British Blue - £2900, £2750, £2400, £2350 & £2300 (x2) High Highlaws, £2200 Dipton Foot, £2150 Mirlaw House

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2200 Old Hall Farm

Charolais - £1600 Humber Hill

Hereford - £1780 Tedcastle

Longhorn - £1150 Sandybraes

In Calf Heifers

British Blue - £1120 Moorgair

Bulling Heifers

A smart pair of British Blue cross Bulling Heifers from Friesian mothers sold to £1320 for Robert Stephenson, West Mill Hills, Haydon Bridge

British Blue - £1320 West Mill Hills

Bulls

A nice entry of commercial bulls this year with unregistered Limousin and British Blue x Limousin Bulls.  Topping this section was a two year old Limousin from Messrs Annett & Son, Widdrington selling for 3800gns to Messrs JD Walton & Sons, Burnbank.
Cross bred bulls sold well from Renton Highlaws Ltd, High Highlaws selling to 2800gns

Limousin – 3800gns Widdrington, 2200gns Morley Hill

British Blue – 2800gns & 2650gns High Highlaws

Herd Dispersal – M/s EF Brown & Sons, Amerside Law

The entry was boosted by a further 40 outfits; a dispersal of the Amerside Law Suckler Herd on behalf of Messrs EF Brown & Sons, Chatton, North Northumberland.
A sound spring calving herd were brought forward and sold well in light of the selective trade for heifers and calves.
The dispersal peaked at £1900 for a hardworking British Blue cross heifer with her young Angus cross heifer calf at foot and was followed by a traditional Hereford x second calver selling with her Angus cross steer calf for £1820
A small offering of in calf autumn calving cows were also dispersed and peaked at £980 for a fresh looking 2007 born Limousin cross due in September to the Angus stock bull.
A satisfactory days trading saw the entire dispersal return an average of £1197 for Messrs Brown and the company would like to thank them for entrusting the sale to ourselves.

Stock Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin - £1900 (Heifer), £1700 (Heifer), £1550 (4th Calf),£1020 (9th calf)

Angus – £1700 (3rd Calf), £1620 (3rd Calf), £1600 (3rd Calf), £1580 (2nd Calf), £1580 (4th Calf), £1550 (2nd Calf), £1550 (4th Calf)), £1500 (6th Calf), £1350 (4th calf), £1250 (4th calf), £1200 (4th calf), £1100 (6th calf), £1100 (5th calf)

British Blue - £1900 (heifer)

Charolais – £1550 (3rd Calf

Hereford - £1820 (2nd Calf)

Stock Cows - In Calf Cows

Limousin – £980

Angus – £940 (x2)

Charolais – £920

Pedigree Bulls & Females | Wednesday 15th May 2019

Pedigree Bulls & Females

Hexham and Northern Marts held its annual Limousin Bull and Female Sale on behalf of the North East Limousin Club which saw a 75% clearance of bulls and 100% clearance of Females.
Pre sale show was kindly judged by Mr John Wilson and sale sponsor was NFU Mutual, Morpeth Branch.
Mr Wilson tapped out Glenrock Nadal as Overall Champion from Mr S Illingworth.  This Haltcliffe Vermount son went on to sell for joint top price of 5000gns selling to Messrs RS Conley & Son, Barrasford Green.  Also selling to 5000gns was Burndale Nojetter from Messrs JE Henderson & Son, Burntongues.  This long, clean Ampertaine Gigilo son out of a Haltcliffe Vermount daughter went on to sell to Messrs Herdman, Luns House.
Messrs Annett, Widdrington sold Widdrington Newstart, a Plumtree Fantastic son for 3800gns to Messrs Storey, Startup Farm.
The Female Championship was taken by Messrs J Logan with Homebyres Nancy, a Larkhill Julius daughter sold for 2000gns to Mr BA Swallow, Dukesfield Hall.

Prize Show

Pedigree Limousin Bulls

Class 2 – Jan 2017 – March 2017
1st Prize Widdrington Newsflash
2nd Prize Widdrington Newstart

Class 3 – April 2017 – August 2017
1st Prize Glenrock Nadal
2nd Prize Burndale Nojetter
3rd Prize Liscon Newton

Class 4 – Oct 2017 – Dec 2017
1st Prize Cornsay Nectar

Class 5 – Jan 2018 – April 2018
1st Prize Saunders Orkney
2nd Prize Cornsay Othello
3rd Prize Cornsay Owen

Champion Bull
M/s S Illingworth – Glenrock Nadal

Reserve Champion
M/s A&W Watson –Saunders Orkney

Pedigree Limousin Females

Class 6 – May 2017 – August 2017
1st Prize Homebyres Nancy
2nd Prize Homebyres Norma

Champion Female
M/s J Logan – Homebyres Nancy

Reserve Champion
M/s J Logan – Homebyres Norma

Pedigree Native Breed Bulls

Aberdeen Angus
1st Prize Border Lyne Election

Hereford Bulls
1st Prize Auckvale Patriot

Champion Bull
M/s W&R Kemp & Sons
Hereford - Auckvale Patriot

Reserve Champion
M/s MD Story
Aberdeen Angus – Border Lyne Election

Pedigree Limousin Bulls

5000gns Burndale Nojetter & Glenrock Nadal, 3800gns Widdrington Newstart, 3000gns Liscon Newton & Saunders Orkney, 2600gns Cornsay Oxford & Cornsay Othello

Pedigree Limousin Females

2000gns Homebyres Nancy & Homebyres Norma, 1350gns Towdypotts Nora, 1000gns Towdypotts Nymph

Pedigree Native Breed Bulls

Angus – 2200gns Border Lyne Election, 1700gns Cubbyhill Even

Hereford – 2000gns Auckvale Patriot, 1100gns Mallowburn 1 Nanuk

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 14th May 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A much larger entry of clean cattle this week, with a very mixed show forward, with something for everyone this week.
Sale topped at 223.5ppk for a lovely butchers heifer from M/s H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley.
Angus heifers topped at 200.5ppk from Mr J Dixon, The Stobbs.

Limousin Heifers – £1295.05, £1240.43, £1212.68 & £1098.24 Paxton Dene

223.5p, 219.5p, 218.5p & 214.5p Paxton Dene

British Blue Heifers - £1020.08 & 167.5p Moorgair

Charolais Heifers – £1135.11 & 189.5p Rare Dean

Simmental Heifers - £1049.68 & 173.5p High Wooley
 
Angus Heifers - £1166.91 The Stobbs, £1106 & £1085.31 West Shields

200.5p The Stobbs, £197.5p & 194.5p West Shields

OTM

An increased entry of cows this week at Hexham with 44 forward which met the same strong trade as last week and eagerly bid for by a full ringside of buyers.
The sale topped twice at 153.5ppk for good well fleshed Limousin x cows from Messrs T L Forster, Lowes Fell and M/s W&JA Longlands, Rushey Law.  Two other cows broke the 150ppk barrier with M/s H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene selling Limousin x cows to 152.5ppk and Mr A Parker, High Wooley selling Simmental x cows to 150.5ppk.
Plainer, leaner cows were very easy to sell with the majority selling between 125-130ppk.

Limousin – £1228 Rusheylaw, £1221.86 Lowes Fell, £1125.77 Crowhall, £1052.42 Rusheylaw, £1025.50 Stone Stile, £1012.60 Paxton Dene, £947.05 Great Bavington, £945.76 Town Farm Wall, £942.23 West Shields, £925.04 Rusheylaw, £860.94 Lowes Fell, £855.53 Little Swinburne, £847.13 Errington Red House, £800.31 Great Bavington

153.5p West Nubbock & Rusheylaw, 152.5p Paxton Dene, 146.5p Stone Stile, 139.5p Crowhall, 136.5p Rusheylaw, 130.5p Little Swinburne, 129.5p Great Bavington, 128.5p Great Bavington, Town Farm Wall & High Alderheads, 127.5p Redesmouth, Little Swinburne & West Shields, 126.5p Paxton Dene, 125.5p Errington Red House, 124.5p Rusheylaw, 119.5p Fairnley, 118.5p Rare Dean, 116.5p West Nubbock, 113.5p Town Farm Wall

Angus -£1126.17 The Stobbs, £1075.32 & £993.24 West Shields, £933.60 Kirkley Hall, £910.57 & £871.54 The Stobbs, £841.68 New Houses

145.5p The Stobbs, 139.5p West Shields, 135.5p Kirkley Hall, 134.5p The Stobbs, 130.5p West Shields, 129.5p The Stobbs, 128.5p New Houses

British Blue – £963.84 High Alderheads, £926.49 Little Swinburne, £893.86 Shitlington Hall, £846.17 The Fawns, £828.58 West Shields

149.5p The Fawns, 128.5p Little Swinburne, 126.5p West Shields, 125.5p High Alderheads, 119.5p Shitlington Hall, 113.5p Redesmouth

Charolais - £873.05 & 130.5p Rare Dean

Simmental - £1045.98 & £1023.93 High Wooley

150.5p & 139.5p High Wooley

South Devon - £889.29 & 120.5p The Deans

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward and a very nice trade, selling to £112 from Beaumont House.  A top of 257.8p from Grange Houses.

Texel x – £112 & £110 Beaumont House, £106 Hedchester Law, £105 & £104 Woodhall, £103.50 Beaumont House, £103 (x2) Grange House, £101.50 Hedchester Law, £100 Grange House

257.5p Grange House, £255.8p Beaumont House, £253.7p & 250p Woodhall, 248.9p & 246.4p Beaumont House, 245.2p Grange House, 241.7p, 240.9p & 235.7p Hedchester Law, 227.3p Grange Farm

Zwartbles – £94 & 164.9p Newbiggin Hill

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £95 Dalton Hill Head, £93 (x2) East Matfen, £92 (x4) Dalton Hill Head, £91 Middle Farm, £90 Middle Farm & East Matfen, £89 Middle Farm, Middle Heads, East Matfen & Humber Hill, £88 East Matfen, £85 Middle Farm & Humber Hill, £84, £83 & £80 (x2) Humber Hill, £79 Dalton Hill Head, £78 Middle Heads

187.2p East Matfen, 184.4p Humber Hill, 184p Dalton Hill Head, 182.4p & 180p East Matfen, 179.6p & 179.3p Dalton Hill Head, 178p Middle Farm, 171.2p Middle Heads, 160p Humber Hill, 157.6p East Matfen, 155.9p Dalton Hill Head, 150.9p East Matfen, 150.8p Dalton Hill Head (x2)

Charollais x - £92 & 173.6p Dalton Hill Head

Leicester - £86 & £80 Hotbank

Vendeen - £75 & 170.5p Dalton Hill Head

Cheviot x- £87 & 107.4p Humber Hill

Blackface - £81, £79 & £65 Hotbank

145p, 137.3p & 104p Hotbank

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x –£75 Humber Hill

Suffolk x - £64 Middle Heads

Leicester - £66 Hotbank

Cheviot – £62 Dalton Hill Head, £50 Barrasford Green

Cheviot Mule - £70 & £58 Barrasford Green

Mule – £60 High Alderheads, £58 Middle Heads, £54 High Alderheads, £53 Middle Heads

Store Cattle, Breeding & Store Sheep | Friday 10th May 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their Special Annual May Term Sale of 1156 Store Cattle and Overwintered Suckled Calves representing an increased entry of over 300 head on the corresponding sale held in 2018.

A tremendous entry of quality was evident throughout and trade for all classes was markedly sharper on the week with a full ringside of buyers keen for all types and many commenting that the show of cattle was the best seen to date in 2019. 

Once again heifers led the trade with Willie Woodman peaking at £1450 for a hefty pair of well-bred Charolais cross ladies from Great Chesters with Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene following closely with a Limousin cross at £1445. With the second of his annual consignments at this important time of year Mr Woodman averaged a whopping £1353 for twenty steers and sixteen heifers whilst Messrs Clark followed just ten pounds behind at £1343 for 4 steers and 5 heifers cementing Hexham as the leading centre in the region for top quality beef bred store cattle.

Cattle in the middle aged bracket sold equally well with a welcome return to the store ring for Messrs Walker Bros, Satley who saw their sought after steers at 17 months peak at £1380 for Charolais crosses and £1310, twice for Limmys whilst females at the same age peaked at £1300 from local consignors Messrs Common, Low Ardley, Hexhamshire. Lewis Forster, West Nubbuck presented a smashing run of Sixty-Three well-bred steers and heifers and peaked at £1250 and £1140 respectively.

A smashing pen of fifteen well-bred LimXBlue and BlueXLim steers at 12 months of age were brought forward by noted Morpeth based breeders Messrs Renton, High HIghlaws who enjoyed a very level trade peaking at £1155 and averaging £1126 throughout selling to discerning ‘high end’ finishers from across the region.

With three-quarters of the catalogue made up of yearling cattle suited to either a summer at grass or further housing towards finishing the auctioneers are delighted to report averages of £1015 for steers and £908 for heifers across the entire sale.

Vendors with cattle yet to reach the market are urged to contact the auctioneers this weekend or early on Monday morning to discuss entries for nest weeks sale which will include the special monthly sale of native breed cattle.

Leading prices;  

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1430 (X2) & £1380 Great Chesters, £1250 Satley, £1220, £1215, £1195, £1125 & £1110 Capheaton New Houses

Charolais x heifers – £1450 & £1220 Great Chesters

Limousin x steers – £1430 Paxton Dene, £1390 Blackburn, £1380 Great Chesters, £1340 Blackburn, £1300 Blackburn & Paxton Dene, £1275 Hallington High, £1230 West Deanraw, £1210 & £1190 Luns House, £1185 Bankfoot (x2), £1065 Humber Hill, £1050 Blakelaw

Limousin x heifers - £1445 Paxton Dene, £1380 Great Chesters, £1355 & £1280 Paxton Dene, £1275 Fairley, £1210 Paxton Dene & Barrasford Green, £1180 West Deanraw, £1100 Camphill, £1085, £1075 & £1050 Bankfoot

British Blue x steers – £1380 & £1360 Paxton Dene, £1280 Blackburn, £1200 Hallington High, £1190 & £1100 Aydonshields

British Blue x heifers - £1240 Blakelaw, £1065 Hallington High

Simmental x steers – £1250 & £1100 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £1085 & £1035 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers - £1390 Aydonshields

Angus x heifers – £1190 Fairley, £1180 Yatesfield, £1170 Fairley, £1160 Yatesfield (x2), £1155 Catreen, £1150 Yatesfield, £1140 Fairley (x2), £1040 Hallington High, £1010 Warden Law

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1065 Yatesfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1235 Humber Hill, £1220 Satley, £1190 Humber Hill, £1120, £1085, £1055 & £1010 Blakelaw

Charolais x heifers – £1265 Great Chesters,£1110 East Fourstones, £1065, £1050 & £1040 Blakelaw,

Limousin x steers – £1400 (x2), £1390 & £1370 Great Chesters, £1310 Satley, £1250 & £1220 Luns House, £1150 West Throp Hill, £1100 West Throp Hill & Barrasford Green, £1090 Yatesfield, £1060 Bothal Park, £1050 Bankfoot, £1005 Yatesfield

Limousin x heifers – £1330 Paxton Dene, £1270 Great Chesters, £1200 & £1160 Dykehead, £1150 Barrasford Green, £1120 West Deanraw, £1100 Dykehead, £1090 & £1080 West Deanraw, £1015 Low Ardley, £985 Low Eshells

British Blue x steers - £1270 Blackburn, £1190 Hallington High, £1060 Camphill

British Blue x heifers – £1140 Hallington High, £1100 Camphill, £1095 Hallington High, £1040 Camphill

Simmental x steers – £1310 Satley, £1245 & £1150 (x2) Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £1040 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers -£1290, £1180 & £1170 Fairley, £1160 Catreen, £1080 Stoop Rigg, £1070 Fairley

Angus x heifers – £1205 Yatesfield, £1100 Stoop Rigg, £1080 Fairley & Buteland, £1020 Fairley

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1100 Yatesfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1380 Satley, £1250, £1200 & £1170 West Nubbock, £1135 Newbiggin, £1095 Blakelaw, £1050 Newbiggin, £1035 West Nubbock & East Fourstones, £1000 Newbiggin

Charolais x heifers - £1140, £1130, £1075 & £1070 West Nubbock, £1045 Newbiggin, £965 West Nubbock

Limousin x steers – £1310 (x2) Satley, £1240 & £1235 West Nubbock, £1200 Bothal Park, £1185 Greyside, £1180 West Throp Hill & West Nubbock, £1175 Low Ardley, £1170 Bothal Park, £1165 Greyside, £1160 West Nubbock, £1150 Arrmond Carr & Greyside, £1140 Greyside, £1130 Rookhope, Greyside & Allenshields, £1125 High Highlaws & Greyside, £1110 High Highlaws, Greyside & Stotsfold, £1100 Hole Farm, West Nubbock, East Loanend, Stotsfold & Allenshields (x2), £1095 Causey View, £1090 Bothal Park, Low Eshells, West Nubbock, Low Middleton, East Loanend, Greyside & Stotsfold, £1085 West Nubbock, £1080 West Throp Hill, Low Middleton & Greyside, £1075 West Nubbock & Greyside, £1070 Ricknall Grange & Stotsfold, £1060 West Nubbock & Stotsfold, £1055 Low Acton & Low Eshells, £1050 Sherburn Tower, Low Eshells (x2) & Redburn, £1040 Warksfield Head & Allenshields, £1035 Tarset Hall & Redburn, £1030 Low Eshells, £1025 Tarset Hall, £1015 Low Eshells, £1000 White Hill, Tarset Hall, West Nubbock & Redburn

Limousin x heifers – £1300 Low Ardley, £1140 West Nubbock, £1080 High Shipley, £1050 Warksfield Head, £1045 High Shipley, £1035 West Nubbock, £1025 Low Eshells, £1010 Thornton Tower, £1005 East Loanend, £1000 The Brocks (x2), £990 Greyside, £985 East Flass, £980 Low Ardley, £975 Barrasford Green & West Nubbock, £970 Low Middleton

Blonde x steers – £1165, £1120, £1095 (X2), £1085, £1080, £1050 & £1040 Hareshaw, £1030 High Wooley, £1020 & £990 Hareshaw

British Blue x steers – £1155 High Highlaws, £1140 Errington, £1135, £1130 & £1105 High Highlaws, £1090 Redburn, £1080 & £1035 Warksfield Head, £1020 Armond Carr, £1000 Errington, £990 & £950 Errington

British Blue x heifers – £950 Errington, £945 Warksfield Head (x2)

Simmental x steers – £1250 Satley, £1190 Causey View & West Nubbock, £1165 West Nubbock, £1035 High Wooley

Angus x steers – £1150 (x2) & £1100 Warden Law, £1075 Hedley Park, £1070 Ricknall Lane, £1060 Buteland (x2), £1055 Barrasford Green, £1050 Redesmouth & Kirkley House, £1045 Buteland, £1035 Bollihope Shield & Redesmouth, £1025 Barrasford Green & Ricknall Lane, £1020 Buteland, £1010 Warden Law & Elilaw, £990 (x2) & £980 (x2) Buteland, £970 Collierley Farm & Elilaw

Angus x heifers - £1070 Warden Law, £1010, £970, £950 & £940 Buteland

Beef Shorthorn steers - £995 & £945 Hedley Park

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1200 West Nubbock, £1095 Wydon, £1085 West Nubbock

Limousin x steers – £1195, £1100 & £1095 Cowburn Rigg, £1015 Batey Shield, £970 Allenshields, £960 Batey Shield

Limousin x heifers – £1015 Thornton Tower

Breeding & Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held its Annual Hoggs and Lambs show this week within its weekly breeding sheep sale.  Thanks must go to our two judges, Miss A Wagstaff and Mr CR Fawcett for doing a splendid job and also to our sponsors, Mole Valley Farmers.
Championship and First Prize Texel x hoggs went again to M/s D Carr & Son, Highwood.  These home bred hoggs went on to sell to £208  (£104/life).
Reserve Championship went to M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall with the First Prize pen of Suffolk x.  These went on to sell for £185.
First Prize Mule, also from M/s D Carr & Son sold for £194.  Making the same price was a lovely pen of home bred Mules from M/s MW&CM Ridley, Shitlington Hall, Wark.
On the whole a very good trade was observed for all hoggs and lambs leaving vendor’s satisfied with their days’ trading.

Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

10 Texel x Hoggs & Lambs
1st Highwood
2nd Highwood
3rd Quarry Grange

10 Mule Hoggs & Lambs
1st Highwood
2nd Highwood
3rd Shitlington Hall

10 Suffolk x Hoggs & Lambs
1st Broom Hall
2nd Woodlands
3rd Broom Hall

Overall Champion
M/s D Carr & Son, Highwood – Texel x

Reserve Champion
M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broom Hall – Suffolk x

Texel x - £208 Highwood, £205 Whitechapel, £198 Highwood, £195 Whitechapel, £142 Quarry Grange, £128 Old Police House

Suffolk x - £185 Broom Hall, £170 Woodlands, £150 Broomhall, £146 Woodlands

Mule - £194 Highwood & Shitlington Hall, £188 Shitlington Hall, £185 Highwood, £ & Shitlington Hall, £182 Briggle Farm, £180 Quarry Grange, £168 & £150 (x2) Moss Kennels, £145 Old Police House

A tremendous trade was observed for older ewes and lambs with plenty of potential customers ringside.
Highlight of the sale came from the dispersal of Messrs. W Cuthbert & Son, Brinkheugh, selling a terrific pen of Texel 1 crop ewes with twin Texel x lambs realizing £245.
Texel x gimmers sold to a high of £208 from M/s J Herdman & Son, Whitechapel.
Older ewes sold exceptionally well with a pen of udders only from M/s D&I Wallace, Bridgeford selling to £165 for the unit.
Entries needed for next week.  Please call the office, 01434 605444 or Drew Patrick, 07854361967 by 10.30am Monday to get into next week’s catalogue.

Gimmers with Lambs at Foot

Texel x - £208 Whitechapel, £205 Brinkheugh, £150 Old Police House, £142 Brinkheugh

Suffolk x - £132 Yetlington Lane

Mule - £178 Brinkheugh, £174 Amerside Law

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

Texel x - £245 & £175 Brinkheugh, £172 Sherburn Tower
 £165 Brinkheugh£162 Grange Farm £160 Brinkheugh & Bridgeford

Suffolk x - £175 White House Eastgate, £164 Sherburn Tower

LLeyn - £164 New Hall

Mule - £200 Frankstown, £176, £175(x2) & £174 Brinkheugh, £172 High Barns, White House Matfen & White House Eastgate, £168 High Barns, £165 Bridgeford £164 Sherburn Tower, £145 Brinkheugh, £144 Amerside Law

Cast Ewes

A mixed show of cast sheep this week with all sorts firmer on the week especially fitter continentals.
Topping the sale with Texel ewes was M/s L. Forster & Son, West Nubbock selling for £110
Mule ewes topped at £80 from Mr G Pigg, Chesterwood.
Horned sheep sold to £74 with Blackface’s from M/s PF Findlay, Stoop Rigg.


Texel – £90 Agars Hill, £88 & £74 Woodlands

Texel x - £110 West Nubbock, £109 Round Meadows, £107 West Nubbock, £102 Broomhall, £101 Rose Cottage, £98 West Shields, £97 Agars Hill, £90 Woodlands, Haining Head & North Cocklake, £89 Felton Demesne, £80 Felton Demesne & Stewards House, £79 High Knitsley & North Cocklake, £78 Rennys Barn, £76 Felton Demesne (x2), £74 Agars Hill

Suffolk x – £100 Broomhall, £89 Woodlands, £85 Causey Burn, £84 East Flass, £80 Stewards House, £73 Felton Demesne

Leicester - £94 & £92 West Nubbock, £85 Agars Hill

Cheviot – £74 Old Blacksmith Shop

Mule – £80 Chesterwood, £78 Round Meadows, £75 West Nubbock, £74 Broomhall, £73 West Shields, £70 West Nubbock & Felton Demesne, £68 Stobbilee & Causey Burn, £66 Woodlands Place, £65 East Flass

Blackface – £74 Stoop Rigg, £66 Great Chesters, £65 Monkridge Hill, £64 Stoop Rigg, £60 West Nubbock & West Shields, £56 Great Chesters

Swaledale – £61 Glenhill, £60 Round Meadows, £56 (x2) Agars Hill, £55 Linshiels

Crossbred - £93 & £86 Milfield Demesne, £70 West Woodfoot, £66 Milfield Demesne, £65 Causey Burn

Store Hoggs

An entry of 156 store hoggs this week saw an improved trade especially fitter sorts with the sale topping at £96 for Texel x hoggs from M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall

Texel x – £96 Broomhall, £91 Westwood, £84 West Shields, £80 Low Struthers, £76 Haining Head, £72 West Shields, £70 Haggate, £66 Low Struthers

Suffolk x – £59 Causey Burn

Leicester – £73 Low Struthers

Cheviot x - £60 Gairshield, £53 Milfield Demesne

Blackface – £64 Amerside Law, £63 Milfield Demesne

Swaledale - £56 Linshiels & Amerside Law

Herdwick - £54 Gairshield

Hebridean - £46 Low Struthers

Crossbred – £74 Low Struthers

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 7th May 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Limousin Heifers – £1219.37, £1184.27 & £1147.45 Paxton Dene

220.5p, 218.5p & 216.5p Paxton Dene

OTM

More cows forward this week compared to last week but a poorer show available.  This didn’t hamper the trade though, with leaner feeding cows still very easy to sell.
Stock bulls also a good trade topping at 125.5ppk for a Limousin from M/s RS Conley & Son, Barrasford Green.
Topping the cow trade at 149.5ppk was a Limousin x cow from Ms WD & B Thompson, East Unthank.

Limousin – £1119.76 East Unthank, £1024.65 Errington, £978.31& £892.95 West Grange, £887.55 Brokenheugh, £883.58 Westburnhope, £841.38 Barrasford Green

149.5p East Unthank, 148.5p Errington145.5p Brokenheugh, 135.5p (x2) West Grange, 132.5p Barrasford Green, 127.5p Westburnhope

Limousin (Bull) - £1194.76 & 125.5p Barrasford Green

Angus -£1099.46 & 129.5p Middle Heads

Angus (Bull) - £1080.98 & 101.5p High Barns

British Blue – £1009.98 Townfoot Woodburn, £918.78 Errington £897.84 Brokenheugh, £886.44 Hedley Park, £849.68 West Nubbock

139.5p Townfoot Woodburn, 133.5p Hedley Park, 130.5p Brokenheugh, 128.5p Errington 123.5p West Nubbock

Simmental - £986.70 Errington

South Devon - £934.95 & £816 The Deans

139.5p & 135.5p The Deans

Hereford - £852.12, £829.98 & £809.01 Low Carriteth

133.5p, 131.5p & 130.5p Low Carriteth

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A small but good show of lambs sold to £111 and 284.6p from Woodhall with an overall average 250.8p.

Texel x – £111 Woodhall, £110 Blue Gables, £109 Woodhall, £105 & £95 West Shaftoe, £90 Low Staples

284.6 & 265.9p Woodhall, 256.1p West Shaftoe, 220p Blue Gables, 215.9p West Shaftoe, 209.3p Low Staples

Suffolk x – £100 (x2) Blue Gables

217.4p (x2) Blue Gables

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £90 & £82 Springwell, £80 & £79 Low Staples, £77 Springwell, £76 & £74 (x2) Low Staples

186.1p, 183.7p & 180.5p Low Staples, 175p & 166.7p Springwell, 161p & 160.9p Low Staples

Bleu D’Maine x – £80 & £79 Low Staples

Store Cattle, Breeding & Store Sheep | Friday 3rd May 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual prize show and sale of store cattle and offered for sale a catalogued entry of 1114 head of suckler bred store cattle, a very similar entry to the corresponding sale held last year.

Prior to the sale the show was held and kindly sponsored by The National Beef Association, Hodgson Toyota (Newcastle) and Northumberland County Show. Presiding as expert judge was well-known Huddersfield based finisher Richard Chippendale who gave every one of the small but quality entry brought before him his due consideration.

From the preliminary classes Mr Chippendale was faced with his final line up of three breed champions, all equally deserving of the right to be judged in the overall championship; The Charolais; a super heifer from Messrs Armstrong, Murton, Berwick on Tweed; The British Blue, also a heifer from Philip Robson, Middle Horsley Hope, Consett and The Limousin; a bullock from Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm, Tow Law.

With his deliberations over the judge awarded the Overall Championship to the very correct, halter-led black bullock from Ashley & John Murray, Glebe Farm and followed by placing the Blue cross heifer; also a County Durham bred animal as his Reserve Champion.

The company would like to thank our sponsors, judge and all exhibitors for their support towards the show classes without whom such events could not take place.


Best Native Breed Steer/Heifer
1st Raggetsyke
2nd Raggetsyke `
3rd Bingfield Combe


Best Charolais x Heifer
1st Murton
2nd Murton

Champion Charolais x
M/s JE Armstrong & Sons, Murton Farm

Best British Blue x Steer
1st Woodhouse
2nd Woodhouse
 
Best British Blue x Heifer
1st Middle Horsleyhope

Champion British Blue x
M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope

Best Limousin x Steer
1st Glebe Farm
2nd High Lovelady Shield
3rd China Hall

Best Limousin x Heifer
1st Middle Horsleyhope
2nd Chirdon
3rd High Lovelady Shield

Champion Limousin x
M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm

Overall Champion
M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm
(Limousin x Steer)

Reserve Champion
M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope
(British Blue x Heifer)

With the formalities of the show dispensed with the business proper of the day began and saw two hundred, older, forward stores start the sale.  This entry was dominated by the annual consignment of outstanding Charolais and Limousion cross steers and heifers from highly regarded Roman Wall producer Willie Woodman, Great Chesters, Haltwhistle. His super run of cattle at 20-24 months topped at £1460 for a pair of Limousin cross steers, with a pair of Charolais crosses selling to £1450 however it was the female portion that took the top price of the day at £1485 and led the consignment of 23 steers and 16 heifers which averaged £1385 thoughout.  In general heifers were easier to sell throughout the sale and other noteable prices were an Angus cross at £1295 from Messrs Metcalf, Fairley and a pair of commercial, pure bred Limousin ladies from Malcolm Corbett, Dykehead, Rochester which scaled to £1290.

The bulk of the catalogue was made up of noted annual consignments from leading herdmasters from across the region renowned for producing store cattle of the highest quality suited to either continued housing towards finishing or for a summer at grass.

The leading consignment in the yearling bracket fittingly came from the same home as the previously crowned show champion.  Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm sold an outstanding run of 39 LimxBlue and BluexLim steers and heifers which peaked at £1270 for the male portion and £1170 for heifers returning an average of £1097 throughout.

With the warmth of early spring giving way to a cooler spell of weather and a lack of moisture hindering grass growth buyers came forward with a little more caution than seen during March and April and as such the yearling classes were easier however it was the bullock entry which took the most hurt.  Well-bred types are still in demand; heifers especially and buyers will willingly give a premium for those sorts which are displaying potential for growth and shape.

Another entry of quality sorts is expected at next weeks ‘May Term Sale’ and vendors with cattle yet to be entered are reminded that due to the Bank Holiday entries are invited by 10am on Tuesday 7th May.

Leading prices; 

Cattle 30+ months

Limousin heifers - £1100 Aydonshields

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1450, £1445, £1440, £1435 & £1380 Great Chesters, £1270 & £1260 Capheaton New Houses, £1240 Ogle Dene, £1210 Capheaton New Houses

Charolais x heifers – £1485, £1350 & £1310 Great Chesters, £1160 Gallowhill, £1100 Capheaton New Houses, £1080 Capheaton New Houses & Ogle Dene, £1075, £1055 & £1000 (x2) Gallowhill

Limousin x steers – £1460 & £1420 Great Chesters, £1280 Luns House, £1270 Bankfoot, £1260 Fairley & Luns House, £1240 & £1205 Luns House, £1195 Blakelaw, £1190, £1180, £1135, £1110 & £1100 Bankfoot

Limousin x heifers - £1410 Great Chesters, £1240, £1205, £1200, £1135 & £1130 Nunwick, £1010 Bankfoot, £995 Ogle Dene

Angus x steers - £1230 Aydonshields, £1080 Catreen

Angus x heifers – £1240 Fairley, £1070 & £1060 Kirkley Hall, £1050 Fairley & Catreen

South Devon x steers - £970 Bingfield Combe

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1165 & £1070 Blakelaw, £1010 Kirkley Hall, £990 Blakelaw & Ogle Dene

Charolais x heifers – £1115 Blakelaw, £1055 Grange Farm, £1050 Blakelaw, £980 Ogle Dene, £975 Blakelaw

Limousin x steers – £1415 & £1370 Great Chesters, £1295 Ogle Dene, £1280, £1270 & £1230 Nunwick, £1220 White House Matfen, £1200 Nunwick & White House Matfen, £1010 White House Matfen, £1000 Ogle Dene, £970 White House Matfen

Limousin x heifers – £1360 Great Chesters, £1290 Dykehead, £1260 & £1250 Great Chesters, £1240 Dykehead & Nunwick, £1160, £1150 & £1080 Nunwick, £1035 White House Matfen & West Moorhouses, £1020 West Moorhouses, £995 & £980 Nunwick

British Blue x steers - £1280 Nunwick

British Blue x heifers – £1180 Nunwick

Simmental x heifers – £1055 Grange Farm

Angus x steers -£1260 Fairley, £1190 Aydonshields, £1160 Fairley, £1130 Fairley & Catreen, £1110 Fairley, £1090 East Cocklaw

Angus x heifers – £1295, £1170, £1125 & £1070 Fairley, £1060 East Cocklaw

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1270 & £1100 Grange Farm, £1030 Grange Farm (x2) & West Shields, £1010 Grange Farm & West Shields, £1005 Grange Farm, £990 Barker House, £980 Thornley Hall

Charolais x heifers - £1070 Murton, £1035 Barker House & Causey View, £1000 (x2), £995, £975 & £970 Murton

Limousin x steers – £1275 Bothal Park, £1270& £1250 (x2) Glebe Farm, £1230 Dukesfield Hall, £1215 Armond Carr, £1200 & £1190 (x2)Glebe Farm, £1185 Woodhead, £1180 Dukesfield Hall, £1170 High Lovelady Shield & Dukesfield Hall, £1160 Bothal Park & Barker House, £1150 Glebe Farm, £1145 Bothal Park, £1140 Bothal Park & Glebe Farm, £1130 High Lovelady Shield & Woodhead, £1125 Wingates South, £1120 Rogerley Hall, £1115 Town Farm Wall, £1105 White House Matfen & West Lynn, £1095 Throstle Nest, £1090 Glebe Farm & Throstle Nest (x2), £1085 Rogerley Hall & Dukesfield Hall, £1080 Wingates South, £1075 High Town, £1070 High Lovelady Shield (x2) & Dukesfield Hall, £1065 Wingates South & Bulls Hill, £1060 Morley Hill, £1055 Rogerley Hall, Woodhead & Thornton Tower, £1050 Chirdon, Paradise Farm, Dukesfield Hall, Thornton Tower & East Butsfield, £1045 Brokenheugh, £1040 Throstle Nest, £1030 Armond Carr, Paradise Farm, Woodhead & Thornton Tower, £1020 Barker House, £1010 Barker House, Glebe Farm & Town Farm Wall, £1000 Dukesfield Hall, Woodhead, Thornton Tower, Wingates South & Wheat Hall, £995 Thornton Tower, £990 Rawfoot & Throstle Nest

Limousin x heifers – £1170, £1150, £1130, £1110, £1105 & £1100 Glebe Farm, £1090 Glebe Farm & Chirdon, £1065 Bothal Park, £1060 (x2) Glebe Farm, £1050 Morley Hill, £1045 Woodhead, £1010 Glebe Farm, High Lovelady Shield & Low Middleton, £1005 High Lovelady Shield, £1000 West Moorhouses, Brokenheugh & Glebe Farm, £990 High Lovelady Shield, Middle Horsleyhope, Comb Hills & Rogerley Hall, £985 Armond Carr, £975 Town Farm Wall

British Blue x steers – £1190 High Town, £1160 Glebe Farm (x2), £1105 Morley Hill, £1070, £1050 & £1030 (x2) Woodhouse, £950 North Cocklake

British Blue x heifers – £1160 Glebe Farm, £1120 Middle Horsleyhope, £1080 Glebe Farm, £1070 Morley Hill, £1010 Woodhall & Glebe Farm, £1000 Woodhouse, £960 Rawfoot

Simmental x steers – £1140 Hill Head, £1140 Wheat Hall, £1090 West Lynn, £1040 Morley Hill, £985 & £975 Wheat Hall, £970 Hill Head

Simmental x heifers – £1035, £1025 & £990 Wheat Hall, £960 Morley Hill

Angus x steers –£1120, £1080 & £1070 Lowfield, £1050 Hedley Park (x2) & Lowfield, £1025 Braidley & High Barns, £1000 Hedley Park (x2) & Lowfield, £995 High Barns, £990 Lowfield & East Butsfield, £975 Lowfield

Angus x heifers - £900 Elilaw

Hereford x steers - £1000 Lowfield

Shorthorn steers - £1120 Wheat Hall

Shorthorn heifers - £925 Wheat Hall

Chianina heifers - £1055 Hill Head

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £980 Grange Farm, £945 Castle Nook, £940 Grange Farm (x2), £935 Wheat Hall & Castle Nook

Charolais x heifers – £935 Townfoot Woodburn

Limousin x steers – £1100 Cowburn Rigg, £1075 High Town, £1065 Cowburn Rigg, £1050 High Lovelady Shield, £1035 Woodhead, £1015 Cowburn Rigg, £1010 Longlea & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1000 China Hall, £980 Longlea, £970 & £960 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £940 Longlea, £935 Glower Oer Him

Limousin x heifers – £1200 Cowburn Rigg, £990 Glebe Farm, £960 Morley Hill, £955 & £950 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £945 Middle Horsleyhope

British Blue x steers – £1040 & £970 Glebe Farm

Store & Breeding Sheep

Cast Ewes

A smaller show of cast sheep this week which was very mixed.  Leaner sorts again selling very well.  Over fat ewes harder to cash and will be easier on the week.
Sale topped at £100 for a pen of Texel x ewes from Mr D Barron, New Acres.

Texel - £96 & £91 The Hott, £89 Blue Gables, £74 Low West House, £73 Shaftoe Moor

Texel x – £100 & £97 New Acres, £96 South Hallington & New Acres, £90 Shaftoe Moor, Felton Demesne, Crescent Farm, Sherburn Tower & Low West House, £89 Crescent Farm, £88 West Wharmley & New Acres, £86 Grange House, £85 Mickley Moor & Low West House, £83 Low West House, £82 Townfoot Slaley, £80 Light Birks, £79 New Acres (x2) & Grange House, £78 Light Birks, £77 Comb Hills, £76 Shaftoe Moor & Nilston Rigg, £75 Catless

Suffolk x – £97 Sherburn Tower, £96 Felton Demesne, £90 West Wharmley, £84 Shaftoe Moor & Blue Gables, £80 Felton Demesne, £76 Rugley Walls

Hampshire - £86 & £66 Derecroft

Cheviot – £66 Catless

Mule – £75 High Barns & Nilston Rigg, £74 West Wharmley, Sherburn Tower & South Hallington, £73 Middle White Hill, Stone Stile & Black Hedley, £72 Townfoot Slaley & Light Birks, £71 Shaftoe Moor & Comb Hills, £70 Shaftoe Moor, £69 Felton Demesne & Rugley Walls, £66.50 Light Birks

Blackface – £72 Greenleas, £62 The Hott, £58 Middle White Hill, £53 Grange House, £50 Shaftoe Moor & The Hott

Swaledale – £64 Stone Stile, £54 The Shield, £53 Stone Stile, £50 & £41 Glenhill, £40 Stone Stile & Glenhill, £39 & £38 Ouston

Jacob - £47 Catless

Herdwick - £45 Comb Hills

Crossbred - £90 Townfoot Slaley

Store Hoggs

A reduced number of store sheep forward with it now being late in the season.
Larger fleshier sorts slightly easier on the week following the fat trade.  Smaller sorts easy to cash.  Store hoggs topped at £97 for Texel crosses from Mr DW Henderson, Westwood.

Texel x – £97 & £85 Westwood, £76.50 Light Birks, £75 Slaterfield Fell, £72 Sherburn Tower, £70 Slaterfield Fell, £68 Rattenraw, £66.50 Mickley Moor

Beltex x - £70 Catless

Hampshire x - £64 Derecroft

Mule – £58 Rowley Bank

Blackface – £48 Rattenraw

Dry Ewe Hoggs

Good entry of dry hoggs topping at £100 for a cracking pen of Texel x ewe hoggs from M/s WL Beattie & Sons, Ltd, Low Carriteth.

Texel x - £100 (x2), £94 & £90 Low Carriteth

Ewes and Lambs

An increased entry of ewes and lambs this week saw increased attention with more buyers and spectators ringside.  Older ewes with twins very easy to sell with plenty selling between £158 and £166.
Topping this section were Suffolk x ewes at £182 from M/s WH&JC Gilhespie, Tedcastle and 3 crop Mule ewes from Mr RH Oliver, White House Matfen with twin Texel x lambs selling for £174 a unit.

Texel x Gimmers - £190 & £170 High Eshells, £168 & £164 Low Struthers

Texel x Ewes - £156 Invereigh, £152 East Highridge

Suffolk x Gimmers - £152 East Highridge

Suffolk x Ewes - £182 Tedcastle

Mule Ewes - £174 White House Matfen, £166 Tedcastle, £160 Hill Crest £156 Salmonfield, £152 Chesterwood, £142 Invereigh, £134 East Highridge, £112 Invereigh

Hoggs and Lambs

First sale of hoggs and lambs this week that topped at £190 for Texel x hoggs with Dutch Texel x lambs from M/s WT & EJ Reed, Moss Kennels.
Next week, 10th May, sees our annual Hogg and Lamb Show for pens of 10 Texel x, Mule, Suffolk x and Any other Breed of 10 Hoggs.  Judging to start at 9.30am
Entries to the office, 01434 605444 or Drew Patrick, 07854361967 by 10.30am Tuesday

Texel x - £190 Moss Kennels

Mule - £174 Moss Kennels, £115 East Highridge

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Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 30th April 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

An increased show of prime cattle this week with larger steers selling well from M/s RH Hopps & Son, Manor Farm to £1393.88 or 206.5ppk
Butcher heifers again in demand and sold to 220.5ppk for a shapely Limousin x heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton to a local butcher.

Limousin Heifers – £1300.95 Flotterton, £1146.84 Manor Farm, £1093.26 Flotterton, £1058.27 Manor Farm

2205p & 299.5p Flotterton, 175.5p & 173.5p Manor Farm

Angus Heifers - £1308.72, £1241.22, £1167.84, £1123.61 & £1095 Manor Farm

205.5p, 199.5p, 184.5p, 183.5p, 182.5p & 180.5p Manor Farm

Angus Steers - £1393.88, £1374.97 & £1330.89 Manor Farm

206.5p, 203.5p & 179.5p Manor Farm

OTM

A much improved entry this week with a lovely show on offer.  Trade would be slightly dearer, especially the better end.
The sale topped at £1495.31 for a fantastic Pure Limousin cow from the renowned Swarland herd from M/s A&D Proctor.
Highest pence per kilo came from M/s TG Temple & Son, Low Hall, Ingoe with a Limousin selling to 171.5ppk

A handful of OTM’s this week which topped at 165.5ppk for a Longhorn steer from A Willey, Broomfield.

Limousin – £1495.31 Swarland Old Hall, £1183.49 & £1144.60 West Grange, £1138.50 & £1059.61 Errington, £952.46 & £951.83 Ingoe Low Hall, £877.20 Town Farm Wall

171.5p Ingoe Low Hall, 164.5p Swarland Old Hall & Ingoe Low Hall, 153.5p West Grange, 151.5p Settlingstones, 147.5p West Grange, 137.5p & 135.5p Errington

Limousin (Bull) - £1393.75 & 161.5p Ingoe Low Hall

Charolais - £989.40 & 127.5p Loadman

Angus -£1079.73 Thornley Hall, £881.79 Flotterton, £869.20 Spenside

139.5p Thornley Hall, 136.5p Flotterton, 132.5p Spenside

British Blue – £1193.87 & £1155 Errington

138.5p & 137.5p Errington

Blonde - £961.41 & 109.5p Spenside

Simmental - £1312.37 & £1056.02 Broomfield, £1004.85 Errington

131.5p & 139.5p Broomfield, 130.5p Errington

Beef Shorthorn - £1052.60 & 138.5p Thornley Hall

Longhorn (Steer) - £1219.74 & 165.5p Broomfield

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward this week and slightly less money in line with the national trend.

Texel x – £109 (x3) China Hall, £107 East Uppertown & Woodhall, £104 Flotterton, £100 China Hall

274.4p Woodhall, 266.7p Flotterton, 265.9p China Hall, 248.8p East Uppertown, 247.7p, 243.9p & 231.9p China Hall

Suffolk x – £113 Woodhall, £112 Flotterton, £108 Woodhall & Flotterton, £104 Flotterton, £103 Woodhall, £100 Flotterton

286.1p, 284.2p & 262.8p Woodhall, 250p, 245.5p, 243.9p, 241.9p & 215.4p Flotterton

Prime Hoggs

Hoggs sold to a top of £109 & £105 from Willimoteswick.

Texel x – £88.50 Blackburn, £87 & £85.50 Springwell, £84.50 Willimoteswick & Springwell, £77.50 Springwell, £77 Willimoteswick & Springwell

184.5p, 175p, 170.6p & 167.7p Springwell, 167p Blackburn, 153.6p Springwell, 151p Willimoteswick

Dutch Texel x - £109, £105, £90 & £85 Willimoteswick

209.3p, 163.5p, 161.5p & 153.5p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £76.50 & 147.1p Blackburn

Charollais x - £90, £88 & £76.50 Blackburn

166.3p, 160.7p & 157.1p Blackburn

Jacob - £80 & 148.2p Willimoteswick

Crossbred - £74 & 194.7p Willimoteswick

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel - £64 Springwell

Texel x –£85 Salmonswell, £79 Ravenside, £76 East Uppertown, £67, £65 & £63 Salmonswell

Mule – £84 Springwell

Store Cattle, Store & Breeding Sheep | Friday 26th April 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale offered a catalogued entry of 872 head of store cattle representing a significant rise on the year.

With a good crowd of buyers at the ringside throughout the duration of the sale all classes were sought after and trade continued in an improved direction as seen earlier in the month.

Stronger, forward sorts peaked at £1420 for an outstanding Limousin cross bred steer at 20 months from Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene who sold a super run of similar types.  Heifers in this age bracket peaked at £1270 for an upstanding pure bred Charolais cross at the same age from noted pedigree breeder Chris Curry, Low Burradon, Rothbury.

Although not a dedicated native breed week Angus cross cattle saw strong demand and peaked at £1290 for an older bullock from Messrs Metcalf, Fairley, Kiln Pit Hill and a younger type at 14 months from Jim & Helen Gledson, Buteland soared to £1270; their run of 18 cracking steers, all by the black bull averaged just one pound short of £1100 throughout at 13-14 months.

Continental cross yearling sorts peaked at £1270 a smart and shapely British Blue cross bullock from Messrs Kellet, Errington whilst James Forster, East Wharmley topped his run of well-bred, well-presented Charolais cross yearlings with a sublime ginger heifer that rattled up to a highly satisfactory £1210. 

A quality show of cattle at ten months of age and under were also presented and these; the majority from upland holdings that are ideally suited for turnout sold exceptionally well. Leading was a tremendous limousin cross steer from Allendale based father and son Brian & Angus Tailford, Beacon Rigg which scaled to £1075 with Andrew Swallow, Dukesfield Hall sold a smart pair or red steers at £1060. Heifers in this bracket peaked at £1015 for a smart Limousin lady from Craig Armin, Tanfield Lane with another selling to £1005 from noted Limousin bull breeders Messrs Proctor, Swarland Old Hall.

With a welcome spell of rain in recent days to freshen pastures numbers look set to swell for next week’s Special Prize Show and Sale and also the following week’s traditional May Term sale.  Entries for both sales are invited to take advantage of the current levels seen through the Hexham sale ring and should be made with the auctioneers by 10.30 each Monday morning.

Leading Prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1155 East Fourstones

Charolais x heifers – £1270 Low Burradon

Limousin x steers – £1300 Paxton Dene, £1230 & £1190 Bingfield Combe, £1100 & £1090 Old Deanham

Limousin x heifers - £1315 Paxton Dene, £1190 Fairley, £1150 Paxton Dene, £1140 Old Deanham, £1080 Luns House, £1060 Kirkley Hall, £1050 Woodwell House, £1010 Luns House, £1005 Kirkley Hall, £1000 Luns House, £975 Kirkley Hall & Settlingstones

British Blue x heifers - £1200 Penpeugh

Simmental x steers – £1190 Bingfield Combe, £970 Moss Barns

Angus x steers - £1190 (x2), £1150, £1145, £1120 & £1100 Braeside

Angus x heifers – £1030 Kirkley Hall, £940 Braesidde

Hereford x heifers - £900 (x2) Low Carriteth

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1180 & £1095 East Fourstones, £1085 Raggetsyke, £1050 High Trewhitt, £995 Raggetsyke

Charolais x heifers – £1160 (x3), £1145 & £1100 Low Burradon, £1010 & £990 White House Matfen

Limousin x steers – £1420 & £1300 Paxton Dene, £1210 Paradise Farm, £1170 High Trewhitt, £1165 Old Deanham (x2), £1135 Bingfield Combe, £1100 Old Deanham (x2), £1090 & £1080 Kirkley Dam House, £1055 Old Deanham, £990 High Trewhitt

Limousin x heifers – £1265 Troughend (J White), £1220 Paxton Dene, £1175 & £1165 White House Matfen, £1155 Luns House, £1130 Low Eshells, £1120 White House Matfen, £1100 Old Deanham, £1090 White House Matfen & Throstle Nest, £1070 Old Deanham (x2) & Lee Hall, £1060 Crook Dene, £1050 Low Eshells, £1030 Stotsfold, £1015 Paradise Farm, £995 High Trewhitt

British Blue x steers - £1255 Kirkley Dam House, £1110 Old Deanham & Kirkley Dam House, £1090 Kirkley Dam House, £1080 Old Deanham, £1070 & £1030 Kirkley Dam House, £1000 North Cocklake, £960 Kirkley Dam House

British Blue x heifers – £1010 & £990 Kirkley Dam House, £985 Woodwell House, £960 Kirkley Dam House

Simmental x steers – £1080 Flotterton Cottage, £990 High Trewhitt

Angus x steers -£1290 Fairley, £1270 Buteland, £1250, £1170 & £1160 Fairley, £1150 Fairley & Buteland, £1140 Fairley, £955 Kirkley Dam House

Angus x heifers – £1200, £1120 & £1105 Fairley, £1090 Kirkley Hall, £1070 White House Matfen

Hereford x steers - £1070 Old Deanham

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1110, £1100 (X3), £1090 & £1050 East Wharmley, £1020 East Wharmley & West Shields, £1005, £990 (x2) & £965 Throp Hill,

Charolais x heifers - £1210, £1065 (x2), £1020 & £1010 East Wharmley, £990 (x2) Wheat Hall, £985 East Wharmley, £980 West Shields, £975 Hackford, £970 West Shields & Wheat Hall, £950 East Wharmley

Limousin x steers – £1180 Comb Hills & Stotsfold, £1150 East Butsfield, £1095 Stotsfold, £1090 North Cocklake & Heugh Farm, £1085 Beacon Rigg, £1080 Round Meadows, £1070 North Cocklake, Stotsfold & Throstle Nest, £1065 Low Eshells & China Hall, £1060 Comb Hills, Heugh Farm, East Butsfield & Throstle Nest, £1055 Stotsfold & Throstle Nest, £1050 Low Eshells, Heugh Farm & Dukesfield Hall, £1045 Round Meadows & Throstle Nest, £1040 Low Eshells, Stotsfold (x2) & Agars Hill, £1030 Crook Dene, £1010 Low Eshells, Heugh Farm & Beacon Rigg, £1005 Low Horton, £1000 Low Eshells & Heugh Farm (x3), £995 East Butsfield

Limousin x heifers – £1170 Tanfield Lane, £1155 Stotsfold, £1140 Tanfield Lane, £1100 North Cocklake, £1080 Low Eshells & Stotsfold, £1075 Low Eshells, £1065 Lowfield, £1050 New Acres, £1030 Dukesfield Hall, £1010 Burntongues, £1000 Heugh Farm, £990 Low Eshells & Dukesfield Hall, £980 Stotsfold & New Acres, £975 North Cocklake, £970 Dukesfield Hall & Willimoteswick

British Blue x steers – £1270 & £1090 Errington, £1025 Willimoteswick, £1000 Windy Hill, £995 Errington, £990 Kirkley Dam House, £970 Willimoteswick

British Blue x heifers – £995 & £965 Errington, £940 Willimoteswick, £915 New Acres & Woodwell House

Simmental x steers – £1105 Hartley West, £970 & £960 (x2) Elilaw

Simmental x heifers – £925 Hackford

Angus x steers – £1170, £1160, £1155 & £1150 Buteland, £1135 High Barns, £1130 East Butsfield, £1115 Buteland & High Barns, £1110 Buteland & East Butsfield, £1105 East Butsfield, £1100 (x2) & £1090 Buteland, £1080 Wheat Hall, £1075 East Butsfield, £1070 Buteland, £1065 Buteland & East Butsfield, £1060 Buteland (x2) & Elilaw, £1050 Buteland, £1030 High Barns & The Tofts, £1010 Elilaw, £1000 Kiln Hill, £995 Elilaw

Angus x heifers - £1050 East Butsfield,£950 Byreside, £945 Wheat Hall, £935 High Barns

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1050 East Wharmley

Limousin x steers – £1075 Beacon Rigg, £1060 Dukesfield Hall, £1030 Burnbank, £1020 Willimoteswick, £1000 Swarland Old Hall, £970 Round Meadows & Swarland Old Hall, £965 Burnbank

Limousin x heifers – £1015 Tanfield Lane, £1005 Swarland Old Hall, £925 Errington

Simmental x steers – £985 Hartley West

Store & Breeding Sheep

Cast Ewes

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 563 cast sheep.  Trade followed with other local center’s this week and would be slightly easier especially over fat ewes.  Leaner types still easy to sell.
Sale topped at £118 for a tremendous Dutch Texel ewe from Mr JW Smith Jackson, Hightown.

Texel - £104 Ogle Castle, £96 Rennys Barn, £81 Stotsfold, £72 Moorlaws, £70 High Eshells

Texel x –£110 Rennys Barn, £99 Aydonshields & Needless Hall, £97 Stotsfold, £95 Grange House, £94 Grange House & Aydonshields, £91 Holly Hill West & Paxton Dene, £89 Fell Lane & Paxton Dene, £88 East Uppertown & Wydon, £87 Warksfield Head, £86 Grange House & High Eshells, £85 Fell Lane, £84 Wydon, £83 Stotsfold, £81 Halton Red House & Thornbrough, £80 East Uppertown, Halton Red House, Fell Lane, High Eshells, Yetlington Lane, Burntongues & Stewards House

Dutch Texel x - £118 High Town

Suffolk - £64 Luns House

Suffolk x – £91 Fell Lane, £80 Capheaton New Houses, £74 High Alderheads, £73 Ogle Castle, £72 Stewards House

Beltex x - £111, £109 & £92 Needless Hall, £84 Grange House, £78 (x3) Needless Hall

Leicester - £94 Bavington Hill Head, £80 Middle Dukesfield, £72 Stotsfold, £70 Middle Dukesfield

Zwartables - £66 West Shields

Cheviot x – £62 Highwood, £56 Clarghyll

Mule –£75 & £74 Warksfield Head, £73 Rennys Barn, £72 Holly Hill West, Halton Red House & East Butsfield, £71 Grange House, £70 East Uppertown & High Town, £69 High Eshells, Partridge Nest, Burntongues & Luns House, £68 Stotsfold, Capheaton New Houses, East Butsfield, Stobbilee, Bridgeford & Chesterwood, £66 West Shields, Luns House & Ogle Castle, £65 Colwell Well House & Palm Strothers

Blackface – £69 Crowhall, £60 Moorlaws, £52 Highwood, £51 Stewards House, £50 Crowhall, £49 Partridge Nest, £48 Holly Hill West & Crowhall

Swaledale – £58 High Town, £51 Partridge Nest, £49 High Town, £46 Moorlaws

Herdwick - £47 Middle Dukesfield

Crossbred - £90 Bavington Hill Head, £83 High Alderheads, £81 Middle Dukesfield, £79 Moorlaws, £66 Steel Hall

Store Hoggs

A much improved show of store sheep this week and proved dearer than previous sale.
Topping the sale was a grand pen of Texel x hoggs from Mr DW Henderson, Westwood Farm selling to £90.50
Mules topped at £86 from M/s WH Smith & Sons, West Shields.

Texel x - £90.50 Westwood, £90 Fell Lane, £88 Midgeholme & Fell Lane, £87.50 West Shields, £85.50 & £85 Midgeholme, £84.50 West Shields, £83.50 Highwood, £81 Midgeholme & Bavington Hill Head, £80.50 Holly Hill West, £79 Morwood & Palm Strothers, £78 Moorlaws, £77.50 West Shields (x2), £76 Bridgeford, £75.50 Morwood, £74 Moorlaws (x2), £72.50 Errington Red House, £71 West Shields , £70 Stotsfold

Suffolk x – £84, £76 & £74.50 Luns House, £68.50 Steel Hall

Beltex x - £88 Stotgate

Cheviot x - £66.50 Warkshaugh, £64.50 Errington Red House, £56 Warkshaugh

Cheviot Mule - £69 Bavington Hill Head

Mule – £86 West Shields, £82 Highwood, £78 High Eshells, £76 Moorlaws, £70 Amerside Law, £69 Bridgeford

Blackface – £72.50 Moorlaws, £61 Amerside Law, £58.50 Warkshaugh, £57 & £54 High Green

Swaledale - £64.50 Amerside Law

Crossbred – £88.50 Low Burradon, £88 Bavington Hill Head, £86, £83, £74 ^ £72 Low Burradon

Ewe Hoggs

Texel x - £102 Elrington Hall

Cheviot Mule - £94 Warkshaugh

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

This week saw our opening sale of Ewes and Lambs and there was plenty of interest with grass starting to grow.
Sale was topped at £220 for 10 Texel x gimmers with their twin lambs at foot from M/s J Reed & Son, High Eshells.
Annual consignor, M/s C Everitt, Jolly Body, sold 4crop Beltex x ewes with twin lambs at foot £195 twice.
Demand seems to be growing and more outfits could have easily been sold.
For entries for next week’s sale please call Drew Patrick on 07854361967

Beltex x (4 crop) - £195 (x2), £152, £146, £140 & £124 Jolly Body

Texel x (Gimmers) - £220 High Eshells

Mule (ewes) - £157 Hill Crest, £150 Chesterwood

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Three good butchers’ heifers forward from M/s J&D Longlands, Tone Hall topping at 216.5ppk.

Charolais Heifers – £1348.80, £1342.77 & £1218.24 Tone Hall

216.5p, 214.5p & 211.5p Tone Hall
 
OTM

A smaller entry of cast cows forward after the Easter weekend.  Fleshier cows again good to cash with leaner sorts also very easy to sell.
Topping the sale was a cracking Limousin x cow from M/s W Patterson & Son, Halton Red House selling for 168.5ppk
More cast cows could easily be sold and needed for next weeks’ sale.  Please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1253.64 Halton Red House, £1242.68 White House Slaley, £1138.32 Holly Hill West, £1000.68 Halton Red House, £987.67 Low Eshells, £958.38 West Shaftoe, £935 Low Eshells, £932.09 East Uppertown

168.5p Halton Red House, 141.5p Low Eshells, 139.5p Holly Hill West, 137.5p Low Eshells & West Shaftoe, 134.5p Halton Red House & East Uppertown, 131.5p White House Slaley

British Blue – £974.61 & 136.5p Spittalshield

Hereford - £885.40 Causey Bridge End

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A small but very good show of lambs sold to £125 from Grange Houses and 324.3p from Woodhall.

Texel x – £125, £123 & £112 Grange House

315.4p, 290.7p & 287.2p Grange House

Suffolk x – £123 & £107 Woodhall

286.1p & 281.6p Woodhall

Beltex x – £120 & £114 Woodhall

324.3p & 292.3p Woodhall

Prime Hoggs

Another decent show of hoggs forward for this time of year but more weight resulting in a less pence/kilo average but £91.80 per head average.

Texel x – £109 Hilltop, £108 Willimoteswick, £107.50 Hilltop, £103 West Grange, £102 Aydonshields & Hilltop, £100 Blackburn, £97.50, £97 & £96.50 (x2) Hilltop, £96 Aydonshields, £95.50 Blackburn, £95 Aydonshields & Hilltop, £94 Moss Barns, & Blackburn (x3), £93.50 Hilltop (x2), £92 West Grange, £90 Blackburn, £88 Blackburn & Hilltop, £85 Low Eshells, £84 Low Staples (x2), £80 Fairspring, £79 Blackburn, £78 Moss Barns, £75 Fairspring & Low Staples

220.5p, 216.7p & 209.8p (x2) Hilltop, 209.5p & 208.9p Blackburn, 208.7p & 208.2p Aydonshields, 204.7p & 203.3p (x2) Hilltop, 203.2p, 202.6p & 196.1p Blackburn, 193.9p Aydonshields, 187.8p West Grange, 184.8p Low Eshells, 184.3p Blackburn, 182.6p Low Staples, 181.4p Moss Barns

Dutch Texel x - £111, £103, £100, £98, £96 & £90 Willimoteswick

22p5, 213p, 208.7p, 202p, 194.7p & 158.7p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £109, £97 & £94.50 Hilltop

185.3p, 183p & 175.8p Hilltop

Bleu D’Maine x - £79.50 & 180.7p Low Staples

Hampshire x - £94 & 162.1p Blackburn

Leicester - £85.50 & 167.7p Aydonshields

Kerry Hill - £82 & 143.9p Willimoteswick

Cheviot x- £61.50 & 170.8p Warkshaugh

Cheviot Mule - £79 & £75 Warkshaugh

182.9p & 168.1p Warkshaugh

Mule – £76 & 176.7p Fairspring

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x –£107 West Grange, £91 & £78 Moss Barns

Suffolk x - £68 Moss Barns

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 16th April 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Charolais Heifers – £1246.56, £1223.48, £1160.33 & £1156.97 Flotterton

209.5p, 205.5p, 202.5p & 185.5p Flotterton
 
OTM

A small entry this week with a good show forward.  Better cows slightly dearer and leaner cows maintained last week’s high rates, and still in demand.
Cast cattle wanted for next week’s sale please enter at the office or to Drew Patrick 07854361967

Limousin – £1124.48 Bog Hall, £1097.33 Swarland Old Hall, £941.25 East Matfen, £935 Cooper House

159.5p Bog Hall, 149.5p Swarland Old Hall, 137.5p Cooper House, 125.5p East Matfen

Charolais - £1015.28 & 129.5p Luns House

British Blue – £1142.27 & 140.5p East Matfen

Simmental - £949.24 & £897.44 Luns House

129.5p (x2) Luns House

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A few more new season lambs forward selling to a top of £119 and 305.1p from M/s A&CL Bell, Woodhall.

Texel x – £112 Grange House & Woodhall, £110 Flotterton, £109 Grange Farm, £106 Grange Farm (x2), £105 & £103 Flotterton

287.2p Grange House, 282.1p & 276.3p Flotterton, 273.2p Woodhall, 247.7p, 240.9p & 235.6p Grange House, 234.1p Flotterton


Suffolk x – £119 & £112 Woodhall

305.1p & 273.2p Woodhall

Prime Hoggs

A better show of hoggs overall sold well to average 207.7p (up 3p on the week) to a top of 276.6p from Breckon Hill.

Texel x – £108, £105 (x2), £103 & £100 (x2) Hilltop, £98 Blackburn & Keepwick, £97.50 Blackburn, £97 Blackburn & Dalton Hill Head, £96.50 Blackburn, £96 Dalton Hill Head, £95 Hilltop & Lough Green, £94.50 Blackburn, £94 Breckon Hill, Hilltop & Palm Strothers, £93 Palm Strothers, £92 Hilltop, £91.50 & £91 Palm Strothers, £89 Blackburn & Palm Strothers, £88.50 Breckon Hill, £87 Low Staples & Hilltop

276.5p Breckon Hill, 257.1p & 250p (x3) Hilltop, 233.3p Keepwick, 232.4p Breckon Hill, 231.7p & 223.8p Hilltop, 221.4p Palm Strothers, 221.3p Breckon Hill, 219.1p Hilltop, 211.9p Palm Strothers, 209.8p, 202.4p & 202.3p Hilltop, 198.9p Palm Strothers, 196.1p Hilltop, 195p Blackburn, 194.4p Palm Strothers, 194p Dalton Hill Head, 193.9p Lough Green, 193.2p Hilltop, 192.2p Blackburn, 192.1p & 190.5p Breckon Hill

Suffolk x – £100 Keepwick, £92 & £90 Dalton Hill Head, £84 & £83 Low Staples

175.4p Keepwick, 166p Low Staples, 163.6p & 161.4p Dalton Hill Head

Beltex x – £106 & 216.3p Lough Green

Charollais x - £89 Blackburn, £87 Hilltop

207.1p Hilltop

Bleu D’Maine x - £89.50 & £74 Low Staples

213.1p & 189.7p Low Staples

Vendeen x - £96 & £94 (x2) Dalton Hill Head

180.8p (x2) & 171.4p Dalton Hill Head

Mule – £80 Palm Strothers, £75 Runnymede & Palm Strothers, £74 Breckon Hill

182.9p Runnymede, 178.6p Palm Strothers, 164.4p Breckon Hill

Blackface - £70 Nilston Rigg, £65 Runnymede

154.8p Runnymede

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £79 Fairspring (x2), £60 Dalton Hill Head

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 12th April 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts had an entry of 464 Store Cattle at their weekly sale which included the monthly sale of native breeds.

An increased entry on the week was presented to a full ring of buyers.  Trade for both short keep and grazing stores was again dearer on the week.

The sale topped at £1315 for a Limousin x steer from regular consignors M/s G&A Herdman, Luns House closely followed by another Limousin steer at £1310 from another regular, Geoff Ogle, Blackburn.

Heifers topped at £1210 for a Limousin x from M/s JG & MA Watson, Bothal Park Farm, Peggswood, Morpeth.

Younger sorts were easily sold with grazing cattle considerably dearer due to the better weather and grass conditions.
Limousin x steers to £1150 from M/s Watson, Bothal Park Farm and smart Limousin heifers to £1190 and £1130 from M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill.

The monthly sale of Native Breeds were also in strong demand especially for grazing sorts.
Top price £1275 for a strong Angus x steer from M/s F&KE Fabi & Son, Broadlea Farm, Great Stainton.

More cattle required for buyer demand for the next sale on Friday 26th April.  Please contact Trevor Simpson 07721828581, Chris Armstrong 07808721957 or the Office 01434 605444

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1100 Grange Farm

Charolais x heifers – £980 Kirkley Hall

Limousin x steers – £1315 Luns House, £1310 Blackburn, £1295 Lough Green & Highwood, £1280 Luns House, £1270 Lough Green, £1260 Luns House, £1255 Blackburn, £1235 Bothal Park, £1200 Bothal Park, Highwood & Woodwell House, £1150 Luns House, £1085 Bothal Park

Limousin x heifers - £1210 & £1130 Bothal Park, £1055 Lowfield

Blonde x steers – £1300 Lough Green

British Blue x steers – £1040 Woodwell House

Simmental x heifers – £1090 High Wooley

Angus x steers - £1020 Hallington New Houses

Angus x heifers – £1035 Woodwell House

South Devon x steers - £1235, £1190 & £1170 Bingfield Combe

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1190 Fallowfield

Charolais x heifers – £1140 Grange Farm, £1035 & £1000 Kirkley Hall

Limousin x steers – £1255 Bothal Park, £1230 Blackburn, £1210 Highwood, £1200 Fallowfield, £1190 Blackburn, £1180 Highwood, £1160 Blackburn, £1155, £1140 & £1120 Highwood, £1070 Fallowfield, £1040 Highwood, £1020 Intake

Limousin x heifers – £1140 Bothal Park, £1100 Hard Riding, £1040 Little Swinburne, £925 Lowfield

British Blue x steers - £1100 Woodwell House, £1080 Fallowfield

British Blue x heifers – £1115 & £1070 Hard Riding

Angus x steers -£1275 Broadlea, £1070 Spenside £1060 Broadlea, £1055 Spenside

Angus x heifers – £1150 Hallington New Houses, £1120 & £1005 Lowfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1130 & £1090 Grange Farm, £1085 Fallowfield, £1060 West Shields, £1015 Woodlands, £1005 Redsteads, £985 Throp Hill, £980 West Shields, £975 Grange Farm & Lowfield

Charolais x heifers - £1180 & £1150 Grange Farm, £930 Throp Hill

Limousin x steers – £1150 Bothal Park, £1135 Low Middleton, £1120 New Acres, £1115 & £1100 Low Middleton, £1085 New Acres, £1080 East Butsfield, £1065 Low Middleton, £1055 Agars Hill, £1045 East Butsfield (x2), New Acres & Woodlands, £1040 Bothal Park & Low Middleton (x2), £1035 New Acres, Agars Hill & Gleedlee, £1025 New Acres, Woodlands, Agars Hill & Low Middleton, £1020 East Butsfield, £1015 East Butsfield & Tarset Hall, £1005 New Acres, £1000 New Acres, Agars Hill (x2), Low Middleton & Tarset Hall

Limousin x heifers – £1190 & £1130 Agars Hill, £1105 Lowfield, £1065 Bothal Park & East Butsfield, £1030 Low Middleton, £1010 East Butsfield, £1000 Agars Hill & Low Middleton, £985 East Butsfield, £970 Gleedlee, £965 Low Horton, £950 The Brigg

British Blue x steers – £990 Woodwell House, £960 Woodlands

British Blue x heifers – £1150 Hard Riding

Simmental x steers – £1065 High Wooley, £1060, £1040, £1025, £1020 & £1000 East Wharmley, £995 White Hills & East Wharmley, £990 White Hills, £980 East Wharmley

Simmental x heifers – £890 High Wooley

Angus x steers – £1225 Broadlea, £1110 Lowfield, £1055 Kirkhouse, £1040 East Butsfield £1030 Byreside, £1010 Byreside & Kirkhouse, £995 Grange Farm  £975 Byreside, £970 Broadlea, £960 East Butsfield

Angus x heifers - £1030 Lowfield, £1000, £985 & £915 Tursdale House

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1080 & £1000 Gallaw Hill, £990 The Newton, £980 & £970 Gallaw Hill

Hereford x steers - £1000 & £990 High Wooley

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1030 East Butsfield, £855 The Brigg

Angus x steers – £870 Dukesfield Cottage

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

More cast sheep this week but a poorer show forward.  Trade would maintain last week’s rates with larger continental ewes selling between £105 - £116.  Good Mules still selling for £80- £85
Sale topped at £116 for Texel x ewes from Mr DW Barber, Ravenside.
Hill ewes topping at £71 for Blackface ewes from M/s JRF Pattinson & Son, Hotbank.

Texel - £96 Dukesfield Hall

Texel x – £110 Ogle Dene & Light Birks, £106 Light Birks, £100 Dukesfield Hall & Crowhall (x2), £98 Hownsgill, £95 North Cocklake, £91 White House Eastgate & The Reenes, £90 Ravenside & Crowhall, £88 Blakelaw, £84 North Cocklake, £83 Hownsgill, £80 East House & Littlebeck, £77 Milfield Demesne, £76 West Shields (x2), High Warden & North Cocklake, £75 High Fotherley

Suffolk x – £112 Steel Hall, £100 East House, £99 & £70 Milfield Demesne

Leicester - £100 & £98 Hotbank, £97 & £86 Westwood

Mule – £85 Ravenside, Penpeugh & East House, £84 Light Birks, £81 High Fotherley & East Highridge, £79 West Shields, £78 The Reenes & High Fotherley, £74 Blakelaw & North Cocklake, £72 Steel Hall, £71 Crowhall & East Highridge, £69 Loadman

Blackface – £71 Hotbank & North Cocklake, £70 Hotbank, £68 Blakelaw & Penpeugh, £64 West Shields, £60 Hotbank, £58 North Cocklake, £56 Blakelaw, £54 Whittonstone, £52 Hotbank

Swaledale – £59 Light Birks, £52 Blakelaw, £49 Blakelaw & The Wham, £47 White House Eastgate, £41 The Wham, £40 Blakelaw

Herdwick - £29 Old Hall Gate

Crossbred - £116 Ravenside, £105 Hownsgill, £98 Steel Hall, £97 Ogle Dene, £90 Milfield Demesne

Store Hoggs

A much improved show of store hoggs this week with more forward also.  Trade would be dearer on the week for all classes of hoggs, especially shorter keep sorts.
Mr DW Barber, Ravenside again topped the section with tremendous Texel x hoggs realizing £110.
Mule hoggs saw a high of £76 from M/s RL Riddle & Son, Blakelaw, Bellingham.

Texel x – £110 Ravenside, £105 (x2) & £95 Craigshield, £90 Newshield Craigshield, £87 Westwood & Humber Hill (x2), £83 Humber Hill, £82 High Fotherley, £81 & £80 West Shields, £79 West Shields & Humber Hill, £78 Ogle Dene & Blakelaw, £77 West Shields, £76.50 Humber Hill, £76 Low Eals, £72 Ogle Dene, £70 Newshield, £68 High Warden , £64 Blakelaw

Suffolk x – £86, £83, £82, £78, £76 & £71.50 Luns House

Beltex x - £88 Hownsgill

Mule – £76 Blakelaw, £75.50 Newshield, £73.50 Blakelaw, £73 Blakelaw & Newshield, £72 Highfield, £67.50 Blakelaw

Blackface – £53 Highfield, £49 Milfield Demesne, £47 Low Eals

Swaledale - £52 The Wham, £48 Blakelaw (x2)

Crossbred – £84.50 Luns House, £61 Low Eals, £59 Blakelaw

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 9th April 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A much improved show of cattle this week that met a slightly sharper trade.

Topping the sale was a great black Limousin x heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton selling for 234.5ppk. The same vendor gained the highest grossing beast also with a tremendous Charolais x steer selling for £1518.65

Limousin Heifers – £1421.07 Flotterton, £1398.22, £1343.85 & £1332.85 Paxton Dene

234.5p Flotterton, 219.5p, 218.5p & 198.5p Paxton Dene

Charolais Heifers – £1147.30 & 192.5p Flotterton

Charolais Steers - £1518.65 & 205.5p Flotterton

Angus Steers - £1321.28 & 197.5p Hallington New Houses

Angus Heifers - £1313.15 & 205.5p The Stobbs

OTM

A much improved show of cows this week that met a flying trade with more buyers again ringside at Hexham.

The sale topped at 195.5ppk for a great young cow from M/s AE & NG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law.

Highest grossing cow came from Mrs I Burn T/A JA&I Burn, Grange House selling for £1260.05.

More and more cows needed at Hexham to satisfy demand.

For entries please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1260.05 Grange House, £1256.70 Kingswood, £1112.40 Low West House, £992.68 Allenshields, £941.50 Little Swinburne, £895.16 White House Birtley, £875.79 Town Farm Wall, £853.07 Little Swinburne

195.5p Low West House, £159.5p Grange House, 149.5p Allenshields, 147.5p Kingswood, 134.5p & 133.5p Little Swinburne, 131.5p Low West House & Town Farm Wall, 124.5p White House Birtley

Angus -£1248.23, £1093.05, £1081.06 & £959.76 The Stobbs

157.5p, 141.5p, 139.5p & 127.5p The Stobbs

British Blue –£1131.53 Little Swinburne, £1001 & £985.88 Town Farm Wall, £976.54 Little Swinburne, £958.53 Colwell Demesne, £907.50 Town Farm Wall, £836 Little Swinburne

160.5p & 155.5p Little Swinburne, 137.5p Little Swinburne & Town Farm Wall (x3), 133.5p Colwell Demesne

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

The first new season lambs sold well to £122 from Woodhall and £120 Woodhall & Grange House.

Texel x - £120Grange House, £115 Woodhall, £113 Grange House

287.5p Grange House, 280.5p Woodhall, 221.6p Grange House

Suffolk x - £122, £120 & £117 Woodhall

300p, 271.1p & 260.9p Woodhall

Prime Hoggs

More hoggs forward and a good show for the time of year with the SQQ average up on the week to 225.4p

Texel x – £110.50, £108.50 (x2), £105 & £104.50 Hilltop, £104 Blackburn, £102 Dalton Hill Head, £101.50 Blackburn, £100 Hilltop (x2), £99 East Matfen, £98 Blackburn, £97 Hilltop, £95 Palm Strothers (x2), £94.50 Blackburn, Dalton Hill Head & Hilltop, £94 & £93.50 East Matfen, £93 Springwell & Hilltop (x3), £92.50 Springwell, £92 Blackburn, East Matfen & Dalton Hill Head (x2), £91 Springwell (x2) & £High House, £90 Springwell, Hilltop & Palm Strothers (x2), £89.50 Springwell & Dalton Hill Head, £88.50 Palm Strothers (x2), £88 High House, £87.50 Springwell, £87 Palm Strothers (x2), £86 High House & Low Staples, £84 High House

263.1p, 258.3p, 256.4p, 250p & 248.8p Hilltop, 247.6p Blackburn, 242.9p Hill Head, 238.1p Hilltop, 235.7p East Matfen, 233.3p Blackburn, 230.9p Hilltop, 230p East Matfen, 262.2p Palm Strothers (x2), 223.8p East Matfen, 219.5p Palm Strothers, 214.3p , 210p, 209.8p, 202.2p (x2) & 202.1p Hilltop, 200p High House, 199p Blackburn, 193.3p Palm Strothers, 193p Low Staples, 191.7p Blackburn, 191.1p East Matfen, 189.8p Springwell & Hilltop, 189.6p High House, 189.5p Springwell, 189p Dalton Hill Head, 188.8p Springwell

Suffolk x – £94.50 & £92.50 Hilltop, £90 & £88 Luns House, £82 Luns House & Low Staples, £80 Luns House

210.2p Hilltop, 191.3p & 190.5p Luns House, 178.3p Low Staples, 175p Hilltop

Charollais x - £94.50 & 168.8p Blackburn

Vendeen x- £94.50 & 181.7p Dalton Hill Head

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£112 & £109 East Matfen, £77 Dalton Hill Head, £71 East Matfen, £61 Dalton Hill Head

Vendeen x - £68 Dalton Hill Head

Mule – £80 East Matfen

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 5th April 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts had forward an entry of 181 store cattle for their first sale of the lambing month of April.

A good crowd of buyers gathered for a level entry of quality and all classes looked dearer on the week.

The sale peaked at £1275 for a hefty two year old Limousin cross steer from weekly consignor George Herdman, Lunns House, Consett, Co. Durham with another red bullock; this one an Angus cross from Phil, Shaun & Anthony Watson, Holywell Farms, Newcastle on Tyne at 22 months of age selling for £1270, sired by a registered pedigree Aberdeen Angus bull.

The dearest heifer on the day was a smart and shapely Blue cross heifer at just 16 months of age from John Moralee & Sons, Hard Riding, which sold well at £1255 for the Bardon Mill based family. 

The younger cattle maintained the recent trend and looked dearest in comparison with thoughts now distinctly turning towards grass cattle for turnout.  This class was dominated by the consignment from Arthur, Diane & Andrew Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, near the Northumberland Coast who brought a smart packet of very well bred bullocks at 8 & 9 months of age, all bred using Andrews own pedigree Limousin bulls for which the family are now renowned.  The run peaked at £1110 for a cracking bullock at just eight months and saw the six average £1085 for the delighted proctor family.  A Charolais cross bullock at the same age led the County Durham contingent in this age bracket at 1025 for Robin Shield, Wheat Hall, Whitburn whilst Ross Pattinson, Temon Farm, Gilsland, Cumbria sold a Blue cross heifer to £1075 and a steer to £950.

Producers with cattle yet to be offered for sale are urged to contact our auctioneers who are ideally placed to advise the most opportune sale at which to market your animals.

Leading prices;    

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1140 Kirkley Hall

Limousin x steers – £1250 Low Barns, £1235, £1215 & £1160 Luns House, £1070 & £1035 Kirkley Hall, £970 Fallowfield

Limousin x heifers - £1190 Berry Edge, £1030 High Warden, £970 Berry Edge

British Blue x steers – £940 High Warden

Angus x steers - £1070 Kirkley Hall

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1275 Luns House, £1205 & £1140 Fallowfield, £1130 Cheviot, £1085 Low Horton, £1070 Berry Edge, £990 High Warden

Limousin x heifers – £1230 & £1135 Hard Riding, £1090 Cheviot

Blonde x steers – £1190 Wheat Hall

British Blue x heifers – £1075 Temon, £960 Hard Riding, £930 The Fawns

Simmental x steers – £1050 & £1040 Fallowfield

Simmental x heifers – £915 Low Horton

Angus x steers -£1240Church Farm, £1090 Lowfield, £1055 Kirkley Hall

Saler x heifers – £995 High Warden

Hereford x heifers - £900 Low Horton

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1025 & £985 West Shields, £975 Throp Hill, £970 Lowfield & Wheat Hall, £965 Throp Hill, £950 Lowfield, £945 Throp Hill

Charolais x heifers - £1125, £950, £945 & £920 Wheat Hall, £910 West Shields

Limousin x steers – £1135 Wheat Hall, £1070 Lowfield, £1060, £1050 & £1035 Town Farm, £1010 & £980 Salmonswell, £965 Hole Farm, £950 Hole Farm & Lowfield, £930 Lowfield, £920 Salmonswell

Limousin x heifers – £1000 Town Farm, £980 & £960 High Shipley, £955 Low Horton

British Blue x steers – £900 Salmonswell & East Butsfield

British Blue x heifers – £1255 & £1115 Hard Riding

Simmental x steers – £980 Wheat Hall

Simmental x heifers – £930 & £910 Wheat Hall

Angus x steers – £1270 & £1240 (x3) Church Farm, £1180 Lowfield, £1140, £1090 & £1080 Church Farm, £1070 Lowfield, £1050 East Butsfield, £1040 Wheat Hall & Hedley Park, £1010 Hedley Park, £950, £945 & £910 East Butsfield, £900 Lowfield & Hedley Park

Beef Shorthorn steers - £990 Hedley Park

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1025 & £900 Wheat Hall

Limousin x steers – £1110, £1105, £1080 (x2), £1075 & £1065 Swarland Old Hall, £900 Lowfield

British Blue x steers – £950 Temon

Angus x steers – £890 Hedley Park

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Slightly less cast sheep for this week’s sale with people in the midst of lambing but what was here met the usual competitive ringside of buyers and were a good trade.  Heavy ewes would be slightly sharper.  Leaner sorts and hill ewes maintained last week’s high rates with many vendors going home very satisfied.

More cast sheep needed next week to meet demand.

Texel - £94 Nilston Rigg, £76 Bellshiel

Texel x – £128 Bagraw, £112 Bog Hall, £110 Low West House & Thornbrough, £107 Rowley, £106 Thornbrough & Low West House (BC), £100 Rowley, Dukesfield Hall & Thornbrough, £95 Rowley & Thornbrough, £94 Windy Hill, £92 Hudspeth & Dukesfield Hall, £90 Thornbrough, £89 Thornbrough (x2), £83 Windy Hill, £80 Thornbrough, £78 Chattlehope & Thornbrough, £75 Bellshiel

Suffolk - £108 Buckshot

Suffolk x – £120 Bog Hall, £112 Nilston Rigg, £106 Bog Hall, £96 West Shields, £90 Rowley & Low West House, £83 Nilston Rigg

Beltex x - £79 Bog Hall, £72 Windy Hill

Leicester - £85 Farneyshield, £84 Tecket, £81 Bog Hall, £72 Tecket (x2)

Cheviot x - £72 Laings Hill

Mule – £80 West Shields, £78 Whitechapel, £72 Cheviot, Nilston Rigg & Rowley, £68 Windy Hill

Blackface – £75 Whitechapel, £70 Whiskershiel, £65 Nilston Rigg, £55 Laings Hill, £54 Nilston Rigg

Swaledale – £75 & £68 Farneyshield, £62 & £55 Tecket, £51 Laings Hill, £46 The Wham, £44 Allenheads Farm

Crossbred - £122 Bog Hall, £120 Windy Hill, £106 Bog Hall, £70 Chattlehope

Store Hoggs

A catalogued sale of 374 store sheep this week which would be firmer on the week with more purchasers ringside.

Topping the sale was a Texel x tup hogg from Mr J Tulloch, Craigshield Farm selling for £100.  The same vendor selling Mule hogs to £81

Texel - £100 Craigshield, £84 Great Tosson

Texel x – £88 Low West House, £82 Buteland, £80.50 Ewesley, £78 South Side, £77 Corby Gates, £76.50 East Farm, £75 West Shields & Buteland (x2), £73.50 Low West House, £73 West Shields (x2) & Corby Gates, £72 Bagraw, £71 (x2) & £68 West Shields, £67.50 Bellshiel, £66 Bagraw, £65 West Shields

Suffolk x – £74 & £68 East Farm

Beltex x - £92 Bog Hall

Mule – £81 Craigshield, £79, £74 & £72.50 Great Tosson, £71 Hareshaw & The Deans, £68 Loadman, £64 West Shields

Blackface – £68 Great Tosson, £60 Birtleyshields, £55 Great Tosson, £54.50 Hareshaw & Bellshiel, £51 Buteland

Swaledale - £59 The Deans, £58 The Wham, £54 The Wham & The Deans, £53 White Hill

Crossbred – £67 The Deans

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Show Report

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

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

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

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

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

Prize Show Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sale Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1030 Rare Dean

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

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

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

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

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

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

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

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

British Blue x steers - £1080 High Trewhitt

British Blue x heifers – £995 High Warden

Simmental x steers – £995 East Kildarroch

Angus x steers -£1020 East Kildarroch

Angus x heifers – £1025 Lowfield

Hereford x steers - £930 Duddo Hill

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Angus x steers –£1085 & £1010 Springwell

Cattle 10 months and under

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

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

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

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

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

Breeding Cattle

Limousin Bull – 1600gns Luns House

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

Angus Bulling Heifers - £965 & £930 Windy Hill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

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

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

Suffolk - £75 & £70 Glebe Farm

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

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

Cheviot – £68 Greenchesters, £64 South Colwell

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

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

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

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

Store Hoggs

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

Texel - £92 Greenchesters

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

Suffolk - £65 Brinkburn Newhouses

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

Leicester – £77 Blueburn, £60 Farneyshield

Zwartbles - £69 & £68 Warden Law

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

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

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

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

Jacob - £46 Ross Farm

Crossbred – £68 Amerside Law (x2)

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 5th March 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

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

223.5p High Dalton, 213.5p & 211.5p Nunwick

Charolais Heifers – £1282.14 & 209.5p Flotterton

OTM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blonde - £1047.76 Colepike, £1040.64 Low Leam

135.5p Low Leam, 134.5p Colepike

Beef Shorthorn - £1099.34 & 131.5p Great Chesters

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

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

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

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

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

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

Beltex x – £94 & £90 Low West House

225p & 223.8p Low West House

Cheviot x- £74.50 & £72.50 Flotterton

181.7p & 181.3p Flotterton

Mule – £70 & 166.7p Baal Hill

Swaledale - £61.50 & 166.2p Baal Hill

 

Cast Ewes and Rams

 

Mule ewes to £66.50 from Morrowfield.

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 1st March 2019

Store Cattle

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leading prices;        

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

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

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

Angus x steers - £1090 East Kildarroch

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1020 Duddo Hill

Hereford x steers - £1050 Haggwood

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simmental x steers – £1030 East Fourstones

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

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

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

Hereford x steers - £1070 Haggwood

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

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

Charolais x heifers - £1055 East Fourstones

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

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

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

Simmental x heifers – £945 Hedley West

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

Hereford x steers - £945 Lowfield

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £910 Throp Hill

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

Limousin x heifers – £1020 Wallend, £965 Allenshields

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

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

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

Suffolk - £116 Flotterton

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

Leicester - £77 Flotterton

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

Cheviot Mule – £55 Barrasford Green

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

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

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

Crossbred - £86 Linacres & Nunwick

Store Hoggs

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

Texel - £78 & £71 Crescent Farm

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

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

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

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

Cheviot x - £66 Nunwick

Cheviot Mule - £66 Barrasford Green

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

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

Swaledale - £68 Gleedlee

Jacob - £46 Crescent Farm

Crossbred – £74 Capheaton New Houses

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 26th February 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

Limousin Steers - £1256.40 & £1247.53 Manor Farm

179.5p & 174.5p Manor Farm

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

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

Charolais Heifers – £1195.64 Tone Hall, £1190.03 Flotterton

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

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

OTM

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

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

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

Angus - £979.88 & £774.35 West Shields

167.5p West Shields

British Blue – £976.45 Farnbury, £966.53 East Matfen

147.5p Farnbury, 122.5p East Matfen

Simmental - £790.02 Manor Farm, £783.15 Hackford

115.5p Manor Farm, 113.5p Hackford

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

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

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

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

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

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

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

257.1p Palm Strothers, 181.8p Matfen High House

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

Mule – £75 & 178.6p Baal Hill

Swaledale - £65 & 166.7p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Ewes to £61 from Matfen High House.

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 22nd February 2019

Store Cattle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leading prices;    

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1180 Broomfield

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

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

Limousin x heifers - £1340 Edlingham Newtown

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

Simmental x heifers – £1220 & £1110 Broomfield

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

Beef Shorthorn x steers - £1110 Duddo Hill

Hereford x steers – £1050 Broomfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

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

Charolais x heifers – £1110 Hallington New Houses

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

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

British Blue x steers - £1290 Blackburn

British Blue x heifers – £930 North Cocklake

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

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

Angus x heifers – £1070 & £965 Grindon Hill

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

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

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

Charolais x heifers - £970 West Shields

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

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

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

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

Simmental x steers – £1110 Low Middleton

Angus x steers –£1035 Throp Hill

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £975 Throp Hill

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

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

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

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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

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

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

Suffolk - £108 Ogle Castle

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

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

Lleyn - £94 Black Callerton

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

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

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

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

Herdwick - £50 Craigshield

Crossbred - £43 Corby Gates

In Lamb Ewes

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

Mule - £115 Greenlaw Farm

Store Hoggs

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

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

Dutch Texel x - £70 East Fram

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

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

Leicester - £75 Quarry House, £65 Butterknowes

Hampshire - £74 Moorlaws

Cheviot x - £62.50 Moorlaws

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

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

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

Herdwick - £56 Amerside Law

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

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 19th February 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

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

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

Charolais Heifers – £1244.88 & 216.5p Tone Hall

OTM

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

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

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

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

Angus -£754.78 & 113.5p The Tofts

British Blue – £1148.56 & 146.5p High Town

Charolais - £923.65 & 101.5p Errington Red House

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

153.5p Grange Farm, 108.5p Errington Red House

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

118.5p & 117.5p The Deans

Hereford - £1032.50 & 147.5p East Cocklaw

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

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

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

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

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

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

Beltex x - £94 & 184.3p Palm Strothers

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

205.1p, 204.9p & 179.6p St Oswalds

Leicester – £90 & £75 (x3) Kellah

133.9p Kellah

Cheviot x- £88.50 & 155.3p Wallish Walls

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

176.2p Baal Hill, 172.2p Kellah

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel - £70 West Grange

Texel x –£86 West Grange

Suffolk x - £70 West Grange

Mule – £65 Morrowfield, £59 West Grange

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 15th February 2019

Store Cattle

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

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

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

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

Charolais x heifers – £1025 (x2) Newlands Haugh

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

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

British Blue x steers – £1100 Fairley

British Blue x heifers - £1130 Silloans

Simmental x steers – £1115 Springwell

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

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1075 Duddo Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

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

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

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

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

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

British Blue x heifers – £1035 Camphill

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

Simmental x heifers – £1020 High Trewhitt

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

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

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

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

Hereford x heifers - £915 Newlands Haugh

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

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

Charolais x heifers - £1090 Grange Farm

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

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

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

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

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1090 Old Town

Cattle 10 months and under

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

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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

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

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

Dutch Texel x - £67 & £60 High Fell

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

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

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

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

Cheviot – £60 & £55 Barrasford Green

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

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

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

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

Store Hoggs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leicester - £89 Carry House

Zwartbles - £70 Three Farms

Cheviot - £62 Sillywrea

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

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

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

Welsh Mule - £72 Bavington Hill Head

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

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 12th February 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

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

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

Charolais Heifers – £1283.81 & £987.22 Flotterton

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

OTM

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

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

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

Limousin (Bull) - £1270.20 & 109.5p Flotterton

Angus - £1052 Flotterton, £883.19 North Acomb

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

Charolais – £1196.67 Loadman, £1050.44 Harewalls

169.5p Loadman, 139.5p Harewalls

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

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

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £62 Matfen High House

Mule – £45 Matfen High House

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 8th February 2019

Store Cattle

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

Leading prices;        

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1190 & £1130 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1200 Luns House

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

Simmental x steers – £1140 Greencarts

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hereford x steers - £1035 & £1030 Duddo Hill

Hereford x heifers - £900 Bunker Hill

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

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

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

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

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

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

British Blue x heifers – £945 The Knarr

Cattle 10 months and under

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

Limousin x heifers – £925 Edges Green

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

British Blue x heifers – £935 Close House

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

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

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

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

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

Leicester - £72 Greencarts, £70 Baal Hill

Cheviot – £91 Hedley Park

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

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

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

Herdwick - £32 Fairspring

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

Store Hoggs

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

Texel - £83.50 Lough Green

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

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

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

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

Shropshire - £74 East Cocklaw

Cheviot x – £60 The Heugh

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

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

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

Crossbred – £83 Midgeholme, £74.50 Steel Hall

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 5th February 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

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

221.5p, 211.5p &204.5p Corneyside

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

209.5p, 196.5p & 189.5p Flotterton
 
OTM

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


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

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

Angus -£991.85 & 119.5p Flotterton

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

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

Simmental - £886.80 Allotment

Galloway - £802.86 Middle Horsleyhope

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheviot x- £80.50 & £78 Flotterton

205.3p & 201.3p Flotterton

Mule – £79 & 183.7p Baal Hill

Blackface - £81.50 & 185.2p Broomhall

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 1st February 2019

Store Cattle

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

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

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

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

Leading prices; 

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

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

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

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hereford x steers - £1025 Chatton Park

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1355 & £1280 Flotterton

Charolais x heifers - £1005 & £960 Edlingham Newtown

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

Limousin x heifers – £1045 & £1040 Stotsfold

British Blue x heifers – £1005 Edlingham Newtown

Cattle 10 months and under

Angus x steers – £885 Ingram

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

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

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

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

Beltex - £102 Little Swinburne

Leicester - £82 & £78 White House Eastgate

Cheviot Mule – £56 Barrasford Green

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

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

Swaledale – £34 White House Eastgate, £30 Parkside

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

Store Hoggs

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

Texel - £107 Coatyards, £88 Thrunton

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

Dutch Texel x - £129 & £124 Little Swinburne

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

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

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

Cheviot x - £59 Ingram

NC Cheviot - £87 & £69.50 Flotterton

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

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

Swaledale - £50.50 Parkside

Jacob - £48 Elpha Green

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

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 29th January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

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

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

Charolais Heifers – £1247.29 & £1232.55 Flotterton

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

OTM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charolais - £835.80 Errington Red House

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

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

Hereford - £807.24 Colwell Hill, £732.27 West Shields

115.5p West Shields

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

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

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

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

Spotted Dutch - £109 & 265.9p Breckon Hill

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

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

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

201.1p, 192.6p & 179p Sunniside

Cheviot x- £81 & £75.50 Flotterton

193.6p & 192.9p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £74.50 & 173.3p Bingfield Combe

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

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

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

Swaledale - £65 & 171.1p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x –£60 Matfen High House

Mule – £68 Morrowfield

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 25th January 2019

Store Cattle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leading prices; 

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1315 Paxton Dene

Limousin x heifers - £1315 & £1250 Paxton Dene

British Blue x heifers - £1155 Highwood

Simmental x steers – £1080 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £1050 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers - £1140 Catreen

Angus x heifers – £1075 & £1070 Stoop Rigg

Hereford x steers - £1160 Middle Dukesfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Angus x heifers – £1125 & £950 Airy Holm

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

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

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

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

Blonde x steers – £1260 (x2) Brownsleazes

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

British Blue x steers – £1000 & £940 Dykehead

British Blue x heifers – £1000 Dykehead

Angus x heifers - £1030 Amerside Law

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x heifers – £900 West End Town

Angus x steers – £940 Ingram

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

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

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

Suffolk - £99 Lowes Fell, £82 Steel Hall

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

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

Ryeland - £42 Peel Flatt

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

Cheviot Mule – £82 Middle Dukesfield

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

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

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

Herdwick - £41 Middle Dukesfield (Lucy Herdman)

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

Store Hoggs

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

Texel - £105 West Mill Hills

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

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

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

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

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

Ryeland - £50 Peel Flatt

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

SC Cheviot - £66 & £60.50 Flotterton

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

Blackface – £68 Harsondale, £46 Burdonside

Swaledale - £57 & £48 Hesleywell

Jacob - £83 Willimoteswick

Crossbred – £71.50 Moss Kennels

Breeding Cattle | Friday 25th January 2019

Breeding Cattle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leading prices;

Bull

Limousin – 2750gns

Cows with Calves at Foot

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

Angus – £1300, £1200

In Calf Cows

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

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

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

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

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

228.5p, 213.5p & 209.5p Corneyside

British Blue Steers – £1343.10 & 181.5p Rising Sun

British Blue Heifers – £1212.75 & £1162.59 Little Swinburne

220.5p & 214.5p Little Swinburne

Young Bull

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

Limousin - £1192.24 & 204.5p Low Ardley

OTM

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

Limousin – £874.83 Flotterton, £837.80 The Tofts

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

Limousin (Bulls) - £871.25 Low Ardley

102.5p Low Ardley

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

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

Charolais - £852.78 & 116.5p Flotterton

British Blue – £822.38 Low West House

112.5p Holly Hill West, 107.5p Low West House

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

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

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

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

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

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

Charollais x - £64 & 182.9p Low Staples

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

215.8p & 190.2p Low Staples

Hampshire x - £67 & £62 Elpha Green

Cheviot x- £80.50 & £80 Flotterton

195.1p & 187.2p Flotterton

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

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

Blackface - £77.50 & £65 Tenter House

180.2p & 171.1p Tenter House

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £79 & £70 Old Town

Mule – £57 Old Town

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 18th January 2019

Store Cattle

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

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

Prize Show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leading prices; 

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1295 & £1160 Farnamullan

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

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

Angus x steers - £1260 Springwell

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

Shorthorn steers - £1000 Peddar Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

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

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

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

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

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

British Blue x heifers – £1055 & £985 Camphill

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

Simmental x heifers – £950 Springwell

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

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

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

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1020 Peddar Hill

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

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

Luing steers - £850 & £840 The Lampert

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

Holstein Friesian steers - £880 Church Farm

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

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

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

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

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

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

Simmental x steers – £1230 & £1170 Greyside

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

Cattle 10 months and under

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

Limousin x heifers – £905 Baal Hill

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

British Blue x heifers – £965 East Unthank

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

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

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

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

Suffolk - £83 Haining Head

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

Leicester -£64 Gleedlee

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

Cheviot x – £59 Thornbrough, £56 Laings Hill

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

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

Swaledale – £30 Gleedlee, £22 Nookton

Store Hoggs

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

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

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

Suffolk - £87 Brinkburn Newhouses

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

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

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

Leicester - £66 Holling Hill

Shropshire - £77 East Cocklaw

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

Vendeen - £66 & £65 (x2) Coltpark

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

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

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

Swaledale - £42.50 & £37.50 Broadgates

Herdwick - £62 Comb Hills, £46 Hill Top

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

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 15th January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

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

223.5p & 222.5p Nunwick, 177.5p Salmonswell

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

OTM

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

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

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

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

132.5p Yatesfield, 108.5p Spittalshield, 106.5p Bellshiel

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

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

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

British Blue – £981.06 & 124.5p West Nubbock

Blonde- £952.88 & £884.73 Colepike

115.5p (x2) Colepike

Beef Shorthorn - £844.44 & 113.5p West Shields

Hereford - £1062.60 Grange House, £829.55 The Brigg

126.5p Grange House, 117.5p The Brigg

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

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

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

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

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

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

Beltex x – £96 & £86 Low West House

246.2p & 245.7p Low West House

Cheviot x- £86, £78 & £76 Flotterton

200p (x2) & 191.1p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £83.50 & £76 Bingfield Combe

194.2p & 181p Bingfield Combe

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

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

Blackface - £81.50 & 185.2p New Dotland

Swaledale - £73.50 & 183.8p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £70 Old Town

Suffolk x - £64 Matfen High House

Blackface – £39 Low Greenley Cleugh

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

Store Cattle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Angus x heifers - £1100 Elilaw

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

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

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

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

British Blue x steers – £1150 Middle Moor

British Blue x heifers - £1045 Newlands Haugh

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

Fleckvieh steers - £1110 & £1100 Middle Moor

Galloway x steers - £965 Middle Moor

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

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

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

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

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

British Blue x steers - £1075 & £980 Errington

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

Simmental x heifers – £980 Newlands Haugh

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

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

Hereford x heifers - £950 & £940 Bunker Hill

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £900 Sillywrea

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

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

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

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

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

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

British Blue x heifers – £970 Rawfoot

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

Simmental x heifers – £920 Farnamullan

Angus x heifers - £960 Lee Hall

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1150 West Nubbock

Charolais x heifers – £925 & £895 Elrington Hall

British Blue x steers – £1045 East Unthank

Breeding Cattle

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin - £1200 Earnwell House

Shorthorn - £1000 New Park House

Belted Galloway - £780 Wayn Riggs

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

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

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

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

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

Zwartbles - £58 Watch Hill

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

Cheviot Mule – £66 Barrasford Green

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

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

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

Jacob - £32 Middle Farm

Crossbred - £91 Hallington New Houses

Store Hoggs

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

Texel - £86.50 & £81 Bellingham Demesne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crossbred – £84 East Uppertown, £76 Watch Hill

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 8th January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

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

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

Charolais Heifers – £1230.92 & £1203.05 Flotterton

208.5p & 199.5p Flotterton

OTM

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

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

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

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

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

Angus (Male) - £1160.17 West Shields

Charolais – £1192.50 & 132.5p East Fourstones

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

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

Blonde - £869.50 & 117.5p Colepike

Hereford - £818.89 East Fourstones

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

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

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

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

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

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

Charollais x - £90 & 187.5p Old Town

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

Leicester - £88 Warksfield Head

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

196.4p, 190.2p & 184p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £80.50 & 191.7p Flotterton

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

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

Blackface - £87.50 & £86 Warksfield Head

187p & 182.3p Warksfield Head

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £70 Old Town

Mule – £61 South Colwell, £55 Old Town

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 4th January 2019

Store Cattle

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

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

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

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

Leading prices;  

Cattle 30+ Months

Limousin x heifers - £1060 Throp Hill

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

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

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

Simmental x heifers – £925 Hedley West

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

Angus x heifers – £1125 & £1090 Stoop Rigg

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1170 Rare Dean

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

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

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

Blonde x steers – £1165 Lough Green

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

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x heifers - £960 & £945 Farnamullan

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

Limousin x heifers – £1105 Grange House

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes & Tups

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

Texel - £80 Stobbilee, £76 Low West House

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

Suffolk - £69 Flotterton

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

Beltex x - £122 & £76 Glenhill

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

Cheviot x – £68 South Colwell

SC Cheviot – £94 & £65 Flotterton

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

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

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

Crossbred - £56 Waite Farm

Store Hoggs

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

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

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

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

Suffolk - £116 & £86 Flotterton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crossbred – £72 Bavington Hill Head & Greenchesters

Hexham Primestock | Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

Limousin Heifers – £1126.13 & 214.5p Flotterton

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

218.5p, 217.5p & 189.5p Flotterton
 
OTM

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

Limousin – £970.45 & 116.5p Old Town

Angus -£876 & 109.5p Old Town

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

114.5p Colwell Demesne, 108.5p Monk Farm

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

188.8p, 188.1p & 181.8p Flotterton

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

181.8p Baal Hill, 181p Quarry House

Blackface - £81 & £75.50 Quarry House

188.8p & 168.8p Quarry House