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Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 18th September 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their busiest sale day of the year to date and offered a tremendous catalogue of livestock for sale which included 398 store cattle, 125 head of beef breeding cattle, 2759 North of England Mule, Continental & Blackface ewe lambs, 729 Cast sheep and a great entry on 4240 Store lambs. 

With both buyers and sellers observing the strict Covid-19 guidelines as stipulated by the auctioneers all classes enjoyed a great days trading with levels continuing at those seen recently.  A mixed catalogue of store cattle met with a straight trade throughout with perhaps fewer buyers at ringside due to tillage work taking precedence during a fine spell of weather.

Store cattle peaked at £1320 for a pair of hefty Angus bullocks from John Baty, Catreen, Wark with heifers peaking at £1245 for an upstanding Limousin cross lady from Macolm Smith, Branton Middle Steads, North Northumberland.

The mid-aged range of cattle toped at £1240 for a square Limmy bullock from Martin White, Steel Hall, Slaley with another at £1230 from Robin MacDonald; another North Northumberland vendor who made the trip to Hexham from Low Middleton, Belford.  Messrs Ballantyne, Cowburnrigg, Hadrians Wall brought a great run forward to peak at £1220 for well-bred steers and £1200 for heifer sisters to cap a good days trading.

The youngest class of cattle looked a nice trade throughout and topped at £970 for a smart heifer from Derek Fairless, Piatroon, Allendale with steers coming a rare second on the day at £945 for a cracking pair of Limmy steer calves from John Gilhespy, Tedcastle.

Enquiry is sure to increase as we head into the traditional ‘back-end’ cattle show-sales here at Hexham with entries invited for the first which will be the annual special prize show and sale for native breed cattle next Friday the 25th September.  Please contact our auctioneers to discuss which sale would provide optimum return for your cattle during these special autumn sales at Hexham.

Leading Prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1150 & £1140 Brackenthwaite, £1090 Low Staples, £1010 Brackenthwaite

Angus x steers – £1190 Brackenthwaite

Galloway x steers – £1100 Whitelees

Limousin x heifers - £980 Collierley

British Blue x heifers – £1010 Whitelees, £940 East Newham

Angus x heifers – £1240 Catreen, £1235 & £1200 Bankfoot, £1180 & £1080 Delight Farm, £1000 Bankfoot

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – 1190 Whitelees & Low Middleton, £1160 Whitelees, £1155 Ouston & Steel Hall, £1080 Ouston, £1070 Collierley, £1050 Lee Hall, £1040 The Tofts, £1010 Brackenthwaite, £990 Hopefoot, £970 Ouston, £960 Hopefoot, £955 Collierley

Charolais x steers – £1220, £1200 & £1140 Springwell, £1130 Harewalls & Colwell Hill, £1120 Springwell, £1110 Colwell Hill, £1050 Springwell, £980 Colwell Hill, £930 Low Staples

Angus x steers – £1320 Catreen, £1200, £1160, £1150 & £1125 Springwell, £1090 Brackenthwaite, £1030 & £1000 Springwell, £900 Bankfoot

Simmental x steers – £1110 Low Three Mark

Limousin x heifers - £1245 Branton Middle Steads, £1180 Lunns House, £1170 Stoneygate, £1160 Lunns House & West Nubbock, £1150 West Nubbock, £1090 Lunns House (x2) & Low Middleton, £1085 West Kirkheaton, £1080 Stoneygate & Lunns House, £1070 Lunns House, £1060 Low Middleton, £1055 Branton Middle Steads, £1050 & £1000 West Nubbock, £990 Low Middleton, £980 Collierley, £955 Lee Hall, £950 Low Middleton, £930 East Newham (x2) & Lee Hall, £920 Low Staples Branton Middle Steads, £905 Collierley

Charolais x heifers – £1150 Gallowhill, £1055 Branton Middle Steads, £935 Harewalls, £930 Gallowhill

Angus x heifers – £1070 Low Middleton, £1000 Catreen

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1240 Steel Hall, £1230 Low Middleton, £1220 Cowburn Rigg, £1180 & £1170 Low Middleton, £1110 Cowburn Rigg, £1100 Low Middleton, £1080 Low Three Mark, £1070 West Nubbock, £1055 & £1045 Steel Hall, £1035 Lee Hall, £1020 West Nubbock (x2) & The Tofts, £1010 Branton East Side, £1005 Lee Hall, £1000 Ouston, Branton East Side (x2) & Kirkley Hall, £995 Branton East Side & Beacon Rigg, £990 Low Staples, £985 Lee Hall, £980 Ouston & Piatroon, £970 West Nubbock & Branton East Side, £965 Lee Hall, £960 Beacon Rigg, £955, £945, £940 & £915 Lee Hall, £895 Linshiels, £895 Linshiels, £895 & Longlea Netherwitton, £885 Lee Hall

Charolais x steers – £1145 & £1130 West Nubbock, £995 Colwell Hill, £970 & £960 West Nubbock, £930 Low Staples

British Blue x steers – £1075 West Nubbock

Angus x steers – £995 Kirkley Hall

Simmental x steers – £1100 & £1060 Low Three Mark

Dairy Shorthorn steers – £800 West Nubbock

Limousin x heifers - £1200 Cowburn Rigg, £1140 Branton East Side, £1120 Cowburn Rigg, £1045 & £1030 Branton East Side, £1020 West Nubbock, £1010 Branton Middlesteads, £1000 Tone Hall & Tedcastle, £990 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £975 Piatroon, £960 East Newham, £960 Tone Hall, £955 Branton East Side, £945 Dyke Nook, Lee Hall & Nilston Rigg, £940 West Nubbock, Piatroon & Lee Hall, £935 West Nubbock, £930 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £925 & £915 Piatroon, £910 Linshiels & Lee Hall, £900 Nilston Rigg & Lee Hall, £890 West Nubbock, £885 Lee Hall, £880 Cowburn Rigg, Whiteside Haltwhistle & Nilston Rigg

Charolais x heifers – £1130 Gallowhill, £1110 Tone Hall, £1100 & £1040 Gallowhill, £1025 West Nubbock, £1010 Gallowhill, £1000 Collierley, Gallowhill, Tone Hall (x2) & West Nubbock, £995 Gallowhill, £990 Tone Hall & West Nubbock, £965, £960 & £940 West Nubbock, £935 Gallowhill, £900 Gallowhill & West Nubbock

British Blue x heifers – £990, £965, £930 & £855 Hallington High Farm

Angus x heifers – £905, £900 & £860 Hallington High Farm

Simmental x heifers – £990 Low Three Mark

Longhorn Heifers - £865 & £845 Butterknowes

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £945 & £940 Tedcastle, £880 Piatroon

Charolais x steers – £890 & £880 Cooper House

Limousin x heifers - £970 Piatroon

Charolais x heifers – £895 Cooper House

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of Cast Ewes and Rams which consisted of mainly smaller hill ewes.

Topping the sale was a pen of Beltex x ewes from M/s Beveridge, Low West House at £109

Feeding types once again sold well with thirteen buyers ringside.

For entries, enquiries please contact Jack 07739440457

Texel x –£100 East House, £99 Woodlands, £95 East House, £93 Barrasford Mill, £92 Stobby Lea, £91 East Butsfield, £90 Carrycoats & Moorlaws, £89 Cockhall, £88 Moorgair & Low West House

Suffolk x – £104 High Alderheads, £86 High Alderheads

Beltex x - £106 Low West House

Cheviot – £69 Steel Hall

Cheviot Mule – £91 East House

Mule – £78 East Butsfield, £76 Moorgair & Blue Gables, £73 High Alderheads

Blackface – £51 Davyshiel, £47 White House Birtley

Swaledale – £56 Woodhall

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 4240 store lambs.  An improved show of lambs this week and more new buyers ringside, from Lincolnshire and Herefordshire, ensuring a fast trade throughout.

Included in this weeks’ sale was a Pure Texel Ewe lamb that was very kindly donated by the Beveridge Family, Low West House, Tow Law with the money being given to the Durham Hospital Cancer Unit.  The lamb was bought finally by Mr Andrew Towers, Davison Avenue, Felton at £350.  Thank you to both parties for helping such a worthy cause.

In the run of store lambs was a number of stylish ewe lambs forward.  Topping at £165 for a Beltex from M/s D&M Flatman, Stobby Lea.

In the conventional lambs, Beltex and Dutch Texel lambs were in great demand with many of the top end selling between £110 and £120.

Suffolk x lambs sold to £95 from M/s J&SM Ivinson, Cooper House.

Four hundred Mule lambs sold well again to average £67.

More Hill Lambs about this week with Blackface lambs selling well again at Hexham, peaking at £82 from M/s A&IY Beattie, Armstrong Arms.  A cracking pen of 60 lambs from M/s Featherwood Partners, Featherwood sold to £73

Next week is the Annual Hill Lamb Show and Sale.  For entries please call Drew on 07854361967 or Jack on 07739440457 or the Office on 01434 605444 by 11am on Monday for cataloguing.

Texel x – £152 Fell Lane, £114 Butterknowes, £108 Butterknowes & Armonside, £106 Butterknowes & Red House, £103.50 Willimoteswick, £102 Butterknowes, £101 Ridley Stokoe, £100 Butterknowes, £99 Hetherington & Barrasford Mill, £97 East House, £96.50 Causey View, £96 Willimoteswick, £95 Cooper House & Hetherington, £94 Stewards House

Dutch Texel x - £144 & £141 Fell Lane, £128, £125 (x2), £123.50 & £122.50 Woodhead, £120.50 High Fell, £120 Willimoteswick, £116 Fell Lane & Low Houses, £115 High Fell, £114 Low Houses, £107 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £95 Cooper House, £92 Lunns House, £89 Bensons Fell, £87.50 Birtley Old School & The Bridges, £85.50 West Link Hall & Moorlaws, £85 Lunns House & Stewards House, £84.50 Broadgates, £84 Howick

Beltex x - £165 Stobby Lea, £160 & £134 Low West House, £127 Middle Horsleyhope, £122 & £121 Low West House, £120 West Moorhouses, Low West House (x3), Middle Horsleyhope & Watch Hill (x2), £119 Middle Horsleyhope, £118.50 Watch Hill, £118 Birchcraig & Watch Hill, £116 Middle Horsleyhope, £115.50 Low West House, £115 Middle Horsleyhope, £114.50 Watch Hill, £114 Low West House, £112 Edges Green, £111 Stobby Lea, £109.50 Watch Hill, £106 Ewesley, £100 Birchcraig & Middle Horsleyhope

Kerry Hill - £57 Woodhall Harbottle

Cheviot x - £67 Woodhall Harbottle, £61.50 Carlcroft, £61 Woodhall Harbottle, £60 Low Struthers

Mule – £80 Settlingstones, £78.50 Stable Yard Cottage, £77 Ottercops, £75 Newbiggin, £72 Low Acton & Closehead, £67.50 East Unthank, £67 Newbiggin & Coatlith, £66.50 Stobby Lea, £66 Buckshot

Blackface – £82 & £75 Armstrong Arms, £73 & £69 Featherwood, £62 Greenleas & Hepple Whitefield, £59 Pottsdurtrees, £58 Hepple Whitefield

Swaledale - £60 Hepple Whitefield

Crossbred – £70 Moorlaws, £64.50 Stewards House

Breeding Sheep | Friday 18th September 2020

Ewe Lambs

Mule Ewe Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held their second sale of the season of 1710 Mule Ewe Lambs from Members of NEMSA and Non Members.

The Prize Show was agin kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank and Border Counties Insurance.

Prior to the sale 14 tremedous pens were presented in front of well known Bluefaced Leicester and Mule breeder, Peter Forster, Lowes Fell who expertly judged and made his awards as follows:-

Best Pen of 10 Ex Blackface

1st Prize        Brownsleazes

2nd Prize       Brownsleazes

3rd Prize       Albierigg

Peter awarded the Champion Pen to 10 outstanding lambs from Robert & John English, Brownsleazes, who received the Arthur Iveson Shield, which later sold at £130 to Wardell, bros, Bugthorpe, York.

Reserve Champion pen also went to Brownsleazes which sold at £125 to CA&JG Skidmore, Needless Hall.

The best run of 60 or more was awarded to the Hope Family, Albierigg who received the Hexham and Northern Marts Shield.

A good ring of buyers, local and distant, in attendance and bid well with the average increasing by £13.20 on the strong average of 2019

Champion Pen – M/s English, Brownsleazes

Reserve Champion Pen – M/s English, Brownsleazes

Best Run of 60 Mule Ewe Lambs – M/s Hope, Albierigg

£165 Carrick, £145 Chirdon, £140 Albierigg, £138 The Steel, £135 Carrick & Chirdon, £132 Cowden Burn, £131 Brownsleazes, £130 Pitland Hills, Camphill, The Steel & Brownsleazes, £128 High Town, Old Police House & Harsondale (x2), £125 Pitland Hills & Brownsleazes, £124 Hole Farm, £122 Chirdon, £120 Penpeugh (x2) & Brownsleazes, £118 The Steel, Brownsleazes & Nilston Rigg, £116 Albierigg, £114 High Town & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £112 Camphill & Chirdon, £110 North Cocklake, High Town, Albierigg & Harsondale, £108 Chirdon & Crindledykes, £106 Hole Farm & Albierigg, £105 Old Police House

Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs

A nice entry of Cheviot Mules sold well and were topped by the show winners, M/s J Stephenson & Son

Best Pen of 10 Cheviot Mule – M/s J Stephenson, West Mill Hills at £137 with their second prize pen of 10 hitting £136

Leading Prices;-

£137 & £136 West Mill Hills, £135, £129 & £126 Flotterton

Continental Ewe Lambs

A small but quality entry of continental cross ewe lambs met a ready demand, peaking at £138 for four super smart Texel cross types from Stuart Charlton, Whiteside with Pure Beltex selling to £132 for M/s Young, Redsteads, Christon Bank and crosses to £125 from Michael Pickworth, Dotland Park.

Leading Prices:-

Texel x Ewe Lambs

£138 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £126 Holly Hill West, £117 East Greenridge, £114 Holly Hill West, £110 East Greenridge (x2) & Whiteside Birtley (x2), £105 Redsteads, £104 Greenchesters, £103 East Greenridge, £102 Whiteside Haltwhistle & Holly Hill West, £100 Whiteside Birtley & Greenchesters

Beltex Ewe Lambs

£132 & £122 Redsteads

Beltex x Ewe Lambs

£125 Dotland Park, £122 Redsteads, £118 & £115 Dotland Park

Cheviot x Lleyn Ewe Lambs

£105 & £100 The Deans

Blackface Ewe Lambs

A mixed show of Blackface lambs were in less demand than the first sale but vendors were content with their returning.

£80 Close A Burn, Embley & Townfoot, £79 & £78 Whitchester, £74 Embley, £70 Whitchester, £66 Burdonside, Townfoot & Hepple Whitefield, £65 The Crew & Hepple Whitefield

Breeding Sheep | Wednesday 16th September 2020

Breeding Sheep

Mule Gimmers

Hexham and Northern Marts held their Annual Prize Show and Sale of Mule Shearlings with an entry of 2424 head.

The Prize Show was expertly judged by William Fawcett, Sleightholm Farm Partners, Kirby Moorside who had 17 tremendous pens in front of him from noted consignors.

William gave every pen due consideration and eventually awarded the Champion Pen to Messrs RW & K Telford, Branton Eastside for the third year in succession.

This pen of ten bred from the Blackface Ewe were brought out to perfection by Shepherd, Jim Elliott, and later sold at £200 to M/s A&D Proctor, Swarland Old Hall.

The Reserve Champion pen was awarded to Stuart Herdman, Whitechapel, also for a pen of 10 out of the Blackface Ewe selling at £182 to John Midgley, Kirbyunderdale.

A good ring of purchasers was present, abiding by Covid 19 regulations.  Trade for strong, quality sheep was buoyant with others harder to sell but still selling at an increase on the year.

The average was up by £13.20 on the high average of last year.

10 Mule Gimmers

Ex Blackface NRL

1st Prize        Branton Eastside

2nd Prize       Whitechapel

10 Mule Gimmers

Ex Blackface RL

1st Prize        Rennington South

2nd Prize       Rennington South

10 Mule Gimmer

Ex Swaledale NRL

1st Prize        Coatyards

2nd Prize       Light Birks

Champion Pen

M/s Telford, Branton Eastside

Reserve Champion Pen

M/s Herdman, Whitechapel

£200 Branton East Side, Rennington South (x2) & Lowes Fell, £195 Branton East Side (x2) & Edlingham Newtown (x2), £190 Rennington South, £188 Edlingham Demesne, £185 Branton East Side, Rennington South (x2), Quarry House & Coatyards, £180 Edlingham Newtown (x2), Branton East Side, Quarry House, Tenter House, Townshields & Coatyards, £175 Thornton Tower, Rennington South, Edlingham Newtown, Tenter House & Claywalls, £170 Thornton Tower, Rennington South, Newbiggin & Stotsfold, £168 Highshaw, Croft Cottage, Lowes Fell & Coatyards, £165 Light Birks (x3), Whitechapel, Thornton Tower (x2), Ouston, Claywalls (x3) & Avenue Farm, £162 Light Birks, Croft Cottage, Camphill, West Lands End, Claywalls, Hepple Hill & Nilston Rigg, £160 Thornton Tower, Tenter House, Townshields, Lowes Fell (x2) & Coatyards, £158 Tenter House, £155 Broomhill, Light Birks, Rennington South (x3), Croft Cottage, Newbiggin (x5), Tenter House (x2), Avenue Farm, Nilston Rigg, Stotsfold & Greystone House

Cheviot Mule Gimmers

A small but powerful entry of Cheviot Mule Gimmers sold extremely well and many more could have been sold to vendors’ advantage.

Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold a pen of 21 for £200 whilst M/s J Stephenson & Son, West Mill Hills sold Gimmers to £190 & £185

£200 Flotterton, £190 & £185 West Mill Hills

Suffolk & Suffolk x Gimmers

A very nice show of Suffolk x gimmers this year which were easily cashed and sold to £178 and £175 for pens from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

£178, £175 & £170 Flotterton, £168 Halton Red House & Flotterton

Texel, Texel x, Beltex x and other Continental Gimmers

A mixed entry of continental gimmers this year but vendors that presented their first draw gimmers reaped the benefits with the better end selling extremely well with Beltex x gimmers from M/s JC&C MacDonald, Light Birks selling to £245 and £210

A pen of homebred, first cross Texels from M/s J Carr & Co, Camp Hill sold fantastically well to £220.  Whilst making the journey from Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Mr SJ Crozier, Raggetsyke sold strong gimmers to £205

Texel Gimmers

£210 West Wharmley, £200 Townfoot & West Wharmley, £195 North Sharperton, £190 Townfoot, £185 North Sharperton

Texel x Gimmers

£220 Camphill, £205 Light Birks, £ & Raggetsyke, £200 Light Birks, £190 Halton Red House, £188 Newbiggin, £185 Lough Green, £184 Newbiggin, £182 Thornton Tower & Newbiggin, £180 Thornton Tower, Newbiggin (x3), £180 Claywalls, £175 Light Birks, Lough Green & Claywalls, £172 Halton Red House, Tenter House (x2) & Holly Hill West, £170 Stotsfold & Lough Green

Beltex x Gimmers

£245 & £210 Light Birks, £180 Lough Green & Light Birks

Mule Ewes

1 crop - £92 Cartington Farm

2 crop - £90 Hepple Whitefield

3 crop - £96 Hepple Whitefield

4 crop - £76 Halton Red House

Other Ewes

Texel x

1 crop - £116 Hepple Whitefield

2&3 crop - £96 Hepple Whitefield

4 crop - £84 Hepple Whitefield

Suffolk x

1&2 crop - £120 Hepple Whitefield

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 16th September 2020

Scots Gap mart sold 552 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale with entries down on the week due to standstills and land work taking precedence at this busy time of year. A good show of well fleshed lambs sold well on the week and dearer than some centres. Trade peaked at £104 (twice) for heavyweight texel and Suffolk cross lambs  from weekly consignor Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls, Cambo and a huge blackface lamb at the same price from Ruth Mitchelson, Bolam Lake House. A smart pen of 28 beltex crosses hit 222.5ppk from Jim & Helen Gledson, Buteland, Bellingham. A cracking run of mules sold to £98 and 205.7ppk from Messrs Potts, Black Callerton bred on their Doe Hill holding whilst tremendous hexham type blackface lambs sold to £104 and 204.6p from Ruth Mitchelson, Bolam Lake House.

Increased numbers are required to meet buyer demand.

A small but quality show of cast sheep peaked at £130 from Graham Williamson, Longshaws followed at £120 from Adam Thompson, The Fawns, both lots texel crosses.

 

Prime Lambs

Leading Prices

Texel £104 Rugley Walls, £102.50 Old Town, £101.50 Rugley Walls, £101 Demesne & Old Town, £100 Colwell Hill, £99 Black Callerton, £98 Dene House, £97 Colwell Hill & Bolam West Houses, £96 Black Callerton (x2) £95.50 Demesne & Bolam West Houses £94 Bolam West Houses & Black Callerton, £ 93 Bolam West Houses & Black Callerton, £92 Bolam West Houses

 

216.3p & 211.6p Black Callerton, 210.9p Colwell Hill, 210.6p Black Callerton, 209.1p & 208.p Bolam West Houses, 207.6p Demesne, 207.1p Rugley Walls, 206.7p & 206.5p, 206.4p Bolam West Houses, 205p Old Town, 204.4p Bolam West Houses & Black Callerton, 202p Old Town, 200p Black Callerton (x2)

 

Beltex x £100 Buteland (x2) & £99.50, £91, £90 (x2), £89, £85 & £78 Buteland

222.5p, 217.4p, 211.6p, 209.3p, 207.3p, 204.1p, 203.1p 200p  Buteland

 

Suffolk x £104, £101 Rugley Walls £100 Colwell Hill, £98 Rugley Walls, £95 Colwell Hill & Dene House £91.50 Dene House

211.1p Colwell Hill, 208.0p Rugley Walls, 206.5p & 203.3p Dene House, 200p Colwell Hill & Rugley Walls

 

Mule £98 Black Callerton , £94.50 Rugley Walls

205.7p & 204.2p Black Callerton

 

Blackface £104 & £90 Bolam Lake House

204.6p & 184.2p Bolam Lake House

 

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel Ram £80 Dene House

 

Texel x Ewes £130 Longshaws, £120, £114, £108 The Fawns, £100 Cornhills, £92 The Fawns, £91 & £90  Longshaws, £89 The Fawns & Cornhills

 

Mules  £77 Longshaws

 

Cheviot Mules  £80 Cornhills

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 15th September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A nice entry of four clean heifers from M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House, Hexham selling to 241.5ppk for an outstanding Angus x heifer.

Charolais Heifers – £1390.63, £1354.30 & £1342.58 Barker House

233.5p, 229.5p & 222.5p Barker House

Angus Heifers - £1412.78 & 241.5p Barker House

Cast Cows & OTM

A nice show of cows this week with new faces taking advantage of the Hexham Cast Ring.  Trade would be slightly dearer on the week especially for bigger framed cows.

M/s Airey Bros, Brownchesters sold a large Angus x cow to gross n£1286.78.  The same vendor topped the p/kg selling British Blue cows to 168.5ppk.

Limousin – £1035.15 & £1034.71 Brownchesters

164.5p & 154.5p Brownchesters

Angus -£1286.78 Brownchesters, £1073.59 & £988.58 Fairnley

156.5p Fairnley, 142.5p Brownchesters, 134.5p Fairnley

British Blue – £1078.40 Brownchesters, £1077.17 Kingswood, £1057.58 Brownchesters

168.5p Brownchesters, 151.5p Kingswood, 147.5p Brownchesters

Simmental - £1101.59 & 154.5p Warksfield Head 

Stabiliser - £812.60 & 119.5p Spittalshield 

Shorthorn - £1097.52, £1077.58, £862.13, £840.23 & £836.51 Fairnley 

150.5p, 137.5p, 134.5p & 133.5p Fairnley

Fleckvieh - £88060 & 129.5p Spittalshield

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Again more sheep forward and although generally a better show a few pens still lacked finish but the sqq average still 206.4p

Top price was for a pen of fantastic Beltex crosses from M/s J Browell & Sons, Quarry House £130 and 309.5p also selling to £123 (286.1p) and £114 (271.4p)

Texel x – £123 & £114 Quarry House, £110 Holly Hill West & Buteland, £107 Quarry House, £106 Thockrington, £105 Chesterwood & Nunwick, £104 The Hope (x2) & Little Swinburne, £102 The Hope & Little Swinburne (x2), £101 East House, £100.50 Little Swinburne & Nunwick, £100 The Hope (x2), Holly Hill West, Thockrington & Baal Hill (x2), £99 Great Chesters, Little Swinburne & Nunwick, £98.50 Nunwick, £98 The Hope, Loadman (x2), Buteland & Nilston Rigg, £97 The Hope, £96.50 The Hope, Loadman, Great Chesters, Satley, Holly Hill West, Old Town & Colepike, £96 Low Ardley, Errington, Holly Hill West & Rare Dean, £95.50 Low Eshells, Comb Hills & Colepike, £95 Low Ardley, Little Swinburne (x2), Errington, Low Eshells, Board Inn, Old Town (x2), Nilston Rigg (x2), Colepike (x2) & Baal Hill

286.1p & 271.4p Quarry House, 247.6p Little Swinburne, 247.6p (x2) The Hope, 242.9p (x2) & 239.3p Little Swinburne, 238.1p The Hope, 235.7p Little Swinburne, 235p & 234.9p East House, 233.3p Nunwick & The Hope, 231.1p East Uppertown, 229.8p & 228.2p Satley, 226.9p East Newham, 226.3p Linacres, 226.2p Little Swinburne (x2), 225.6p The Hope (x2), 225p Little Swinburne, 223.9p Nunwick, 223.3p Low Ardley, 222.5p Longlea, 221.4p Loadman, 220p Nunwick, 219.5p Satley, 219.3p The Hope, 219.1p High Eshells, 218.5p Nunwick, 218.2p Errington

Dutch Texel x - £96 Willimoteswick & Burntongues, £95 Burntongues (x2), £94 Willimoteswick (x2), £92 Burntongues

240p Willimoteswick, 231.7p Burntongues, 223.8p Willimoteswick, 220.9p & 219.1p Burntongues, 210p North Cocklake, 204.4p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £110 & £105 Thockrington, £100 Thockrington (x2), Rare Dean & Baal Hill, £97 Rare Dean, £96.50 Old Town, £96 Baal Hill, £95 Thockrington, Rare Dean & Baal Hill, £92 West Kirkheaton, £91 Woodlands Hall, £90 Black Hedley

197.9p & 196.1p Thockrington, 194.4p West Kirkheaton, 194p Rare Dean, 193.9p Baal Hill, 193p Fairley, 192.3p Baal Hill, 192.1p Satley, 192p Baal Hill, 191.7p West Kirkheaton, 190.9p Thockrington, 190.2p Black Hedley, 189.8p Woodlands Hall, 187.5p Old Town, 186.3p Rare Dean & West Kirkheaton, 185.6p Old Town

Beltex x – £130 Quarry House, £107.50, £105 & £98.50 East House, £95.50 Low Eshells, £95 East Newham

309.5p Quarry House, 256 East House, 250p East House & East Newham, 240.2p East House, 222.1p Low Eshells

Charollais x – £94 & 218.6p Satley

Bleu D’Maine x - £84 & 215.4p Thornley Hall Farm

Leicester - £90 & 200p Highwood

Hampshire x - £75 & 177.6p Stone Stile

Cheviot Mule - £83 & 197.6p Highwood

Mule – £97.50 Quarry House, £95 Warksfield Head, £93.50 Stoop Rigg, £89 Warksfield Head, £88.50 Stoop Rigg, Hotbank & Buteland, £88 Stoop Rigg, £87.50 Quarry House, £85 Baal Hill, £80 Hotbank, £78 Highwood, £75.50 Hawksteel

203.1p Quarry House, 202.7p & 201.1p Buteland, 198.9p Quarry House, 197.9p & 197.8p Warksfield Head, 193.2p Baal Hill, 191.3p Stoop Rigg, 190.5p Hotbank

Blackface - £86, £85.50 & £81 Stoop Rigg, £79 Hotbank, £77 Stoop Rigg, £71 Hotbank

191.9p Hotbank, 191.1p, 187.8p & 185.9p Stoop Rigg, 183.7p Hotbank, 176.1p Stoop Rigg

Store Sheep | Friday 11th September 2020

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of Cast Ewes included a very large number of smaller, leaner types.

Topping the sale was a pen of Suffolk’s from Prior Hall selling to £109

Mules sold to £88 from M/s JT Nixon & Son, Stotsfold.

Larger numbers wanted contact Jack 07739440457

Texel – £97 High Fotherley, £96 Thornton Tower

Texel x – £108 Stotsfold, £105 Little Swinburne, £98 Hetherington, £96 Lodge Farm, £91 (x2) Little Swinburne, £90

 North Cocklake, Little Swinburne (x2) & Hetherington, £88 Salmonfield, Lodge Farm, Lords Lot & Hackford, £87 Little Swinburne, £86 Parkside, £84 Merryshields, Lords Lot, Hackford & Wayn Riggs, £80 Hetherington & Davyshiel

Suffolk x – £109 Prior Hall, £88 Oakfield House, £84 Merryshields & Bolam Low Farm, £83 Lords Lot

Hampshire - £74 Oakfield House

Leicester - £82 Harsondale & Hotbank, £80 North Cocklake

Cheviot Mule – £76 Hetherington

Mule – £88 Stotsfold, £84 Prior Hall, £70 Stotsfold & Parkside, £69 Lords Lot, £67 High Fotherley, £66 Prior Hall & East Uppertown, £65 Hetherington, £64 Stotsfold, Hackford & High Fotherley

Blackface – £58 Hotbank, £53 Hole Farm, £50 Davyshiel & Edges Green,

Swaledale – £47 Stotsfold, £46 East Unthank, £43 High Studdon, £42 Hackford & High Studdon, £41 Stotsfold

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly catalogued sale of 4474 Store Lambs.

Last week’s high rates were easily maintained exceeding many vendors’ expectations.

Topping the sale was a pair of exceptional Beltex Ewe Lambs from M/s Beveridge, Low West House selling to £157 with another pen selling to £149

Also at £149 was a lamb from M/s M&L Churchyard, Hownsgill Farm.

A tremendous run from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope topped at £147 and averaged £126.31 for 45 lambs.

384 Beltex x store lambs averaged a staggering £95.72

Included in the sale today was 1153 Mule lambs which again sold to recent high rates with the smaller end seeing a larger lift.  Topping the Mules was a pen from M/s M&D Walton, Gleedlee at £80

Hill lambs sold again to recent levels topping at £63 from Greenleas.

More wanted for next week.  Please contact Jack or Drew.

Texel x – £100.50 Haggwood, £95 Loanend, £94 Liberty Hall & Hackford, £93.50 Billerley, £92 Demesne & The Tofts, £91 Loanend, £90 Haggwood, £88.50 Beacon Rigg, £87 The Tofts, £86.50 East Flass, £85.50 Billerley & East Flass, £84.50 Hetherington, £84 Snape Farm, Hollin Close, Cheeseburn Grange, Wayn Riggs & Armonside, £83 Beacon Rigg, East Flass, Cheeseburn Grange & Birtley School, £82 Snape Farm, Ironsign Farm, Cockhall & Hollin Close

Dutch Texel x - £131, £110 & £102 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £94 Lunns House, £93 Haggwood, £89 Lunns House, £86.50 Howick, £82 Hill Top, £81 Black Hedley, £80 Cheeseburn Grange, £79 Howick, £77.50 Low Struthers, £75 Low Huntwell

Beltex – £157 Low West House

Beltex x - £149 Low West House & Hownsgill, £147 & £140 Middle Horsleyhope, £137 Fell Lane, £135 Middle Horsleyhope, £130 Watch Hill, £129 Middle Horsleyhope, £127 Hownsgill, £125 Low West House, £122 Hareshaw Allotment & Fell Lane, £121, £1320, £118 & £117 Low West House, £114 Middle Horsleyhope, £113.50 Low West House, £113 Middle Hors;leyhope & Hownsgill, £112 Middle Horsleyhope, £110 Low West House, £107 Fell Lane, £103 Middle Horsleyhope, £102 Low West House & Aged Miners, £101 Watch Hill, £99 Mill House & Middle Horsleyhope, £97 Fell Lane, £96 Mill House & Hownsgill, £93 Mill House, £90.50 Cheeseburn Grange, £90 Demesne

Lleyn - £87, £83 & £82 Low Burradon

Cheviot x - £72.50 The Sneep, £72 Edges Green

Mule – £80 Gleedlee, £78 Lilswood Grange, £73 Dyke Nook, £72.50 Lands Farm & Intake Farm, £72 Burnbank & Hareshaw, £71.50 Edges Green & Castle Nook (x2), £71 West End Town, £70 Brieredge, £69.50 Beacon Rigg & West End Town, £69 Lilswood Grange, £68.50 Buckshot & Peat Gap, £68 Penpeugh, Agars Hill (x2) & Harsondale, £67.50 Brieredge, White House Birtley, Edges Green & Stobby Lea, £67 High Studdon, Gleedlee, Burnbank, Amos Hill & Castle Nook, £66.50 Harwood Shield, £66 Harwood Shield, Wolf Hills & Waterloo

Blackface – £63 Greenleas, £59 Hepple Whitefield, £58.50 Hareshaw, £57 Davyshiel & Greenleas, £53.50 Davyshiel, £52 Harsondale & Hepple Whitefield, £51 Hepple Whitefield

Jacob - £60 Kingswood

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 9th September 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Mart sold 851 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale. The entire lamb entry averaged £93.96/206.5ppk and cast sheep levelled at £86.48. A good show of largely well fleshed lambs peaked at £109 for a heavyweight texel cross from Nick Brown, East White Hill, whilst Martin Snaith returned to the Gap with lambs and peaked at 232.6ppk for beltex crosses. Messrs Milburn, Holling Hill topped with suffolks at £104 and Edward Potts sold 52kg mule lambs at £105 or 207.5ppk, a price per kilo which was duplicated by Libby Bertram, Coldwell also with no fewer than seven buyers at the ringside. The most at Scots Gap for several years, the canny trade continued through the cast sheep classes with suffolks peaking at £116 from Ogle Castle, texels at £113 from Dyke Head, Otterburn and mules to £89 also from Ogle Castle. Increased numbers of all classes are now required to take advantage of these rates at Scots Gap.

 

Leading Prices

Texel x £109 East White Hill, £106 The Chesters, £105 Gt Tosson, £104.50 East White Hill, £104 Demesne, High Baulk, Cornhills, £103 Bolam West Houses,, Great Tosson, Pitland Hills, The Chesters, £102 Pitland Hills, £101 Harnham Cottage, Holling Hill, Cornhill, Coldwell, £100 Demesne, Forrestburn Gate (X2), Gt Tosson (X3) Cornhills

 

232.6p Gt Tosson, 223.9p The Chesters,220.0p & 218.3p Fell Lane, 217.4p Cornhills, 217.1p Wall Fell, (x2) 216.7p Fell Lane & High Baulk, 216.3p Fell Lane & High Baulk, 215.1p Black Callerton, 214.8p West Grange, 214.0p Gt Tosson, 213.6p The Chesters & Low Chesterhope, 212.2p High Baulk,211.9p Dene House, 211.1p Black Callerton, 210.2p Gt Tosson, 210.2p The Chesters

 

Beltex x £90 Gt Tosson, £89 & £83 Fell Lane

225.0p Gt Tosson, 218.4p, 211.9p Fell Lane,

 

Suffolk x £104 Holling Hill, £102.50 East White Hill, £102 Black Callerton, £100 Forrestburngate,£94 Middle White Hill

208.2p Black Callerton, 204.4p Middle White Hill, 200.0p Forrestburngate, Middle White Hill & Black Callerton

Mule £105 Pitland Hills, £101 East White Hill, £98 Dunns Houses £97.50 Pitland Hills & Coldwell, £93.50 East White Hill £86 Woodhall

207.5p Pitland Hills & Coldwell, 204.2p Dunns Houses, 203.3p East White Hill, 202.5p Woodhall, 202.4p & 202.0p East White Hill, 201.9p Pitland Hills

 

Char x £87.50 Bolam West Houses 208.3p

 

Cast Ewes and Rams

 

Texel x Ewes £113 Dykehead, £110 Longshaws, & Cornhills,, £109 Grangemoor, £106 Ogle Castle, £100 Cornhills, £99 Shaftoe Moor & Longshaws (X2) £97 Harnham Cottage & Shaftoe Moor, £95 & £94 Ogle Castle, £94 Grange Moor, £90 Hopefoot & Shaftoe Moor

 

Suffolk  £116 & £107 Ogle Castle

 

Mules £89 Ogle Castle, £71 Shaftoe Moor

 

Cheviot Tup £84

 

Cheviot Mules £108 & £86 Cornhills

 

Blackface £69 Dunns Houses

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 8th September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Charolais Heifers – £1407, £1385.70, £1342.70 & £1342.25 Flotterton

234.5p, 231.5p, 227.5p & 223.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

A very mixed show of cast cattle with a lot of the sale being stock bulls this week.  The better end of cows still easily cashed with a Charolais cow from M/s JG Milburn & Son, Loadman selling to £1360.63.

Limousin stock bulls sold to 128.5ppk from Mr JSA Dodds, High House.

We must have cast cattle entered on the Monday so that we can inform potential purchasers as to what’s coming.

For entries for next sale please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1130.85   Agars Hill

157.5p & 140.5p Agars Hill

Limousin Bulls - £1189.91 High House, £1176 Little Harle

128.5p High House, 122.5p Little Harle

Charolais - £1360.63, £1196.9, £1143.13 & £995.61 Loadman

155.5p, 148.5p, 147.5p & 144.5p Loadman

Angus -£1054.69 & 123.5p Fell Lane

British Blue – £1130.78 & 143.5p Agars Hill

Saler Bulls - £986.32 & 113.5p East Fourstones

Luing Bulls - £1029.21 & 101.5p Blue Burn

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward on the week and definitely not as good a show forward as last week.

Best sorts and well fleshed lambs still good to sell but plainer sorts lacking flesh were easier.  The overall average per head was still pleasing at £92.18 for 2024 sold.

Top price £120 from Ridley Stokoe and 281p from Low West House (£118 per head).

Texel x – £120 Ridley Stokoe, £114 Harwood Shield, £110 Ridley Stokoe, £108.50 Blackburn, £106.50 Ridley Stokoe, £106 Little Swinburne, £105.50 The Hope & Nunwick, £105 Low Ardley, The Hope (x3), Moss Barns, Old Town & Armonside (x2), £104 Longlea & Hackford, £103.50 High Eshells & East Uppertown, £103 High Eshells, The Hope & Linacres (x2), £102 Harwood Shield & Little Swinburne, £101.50 The Hope, Watch Currock, Little Swinburne & Nunwick (x2), £101 The Hope, Harwood Shield & Nunwick, £100 Low Ardley, St Oswalds, Little Swinburne (x2), West Moorhouses, Old Town & Colepike, £99.50 Little Swinburne, Nunwick & Bingfield Combe, £99 East Uppertown, Low Ardley, Hedley Park, Hackford & Ridley Stokoe, £98.50 Harwood Shield & Low Eshells, £98 The Hope (x2), Armonside & Linacres, £97.50 Willimoteswick, Hedley Park, Burntongues & Linacres, £97 Low Eshells, Great Chesters, Redesmouth & Fairspring

251.2p The Hope, 247.7p Ridley Stokoe, 247.6p, 246.5p, 243.9p & 242.9p  Little Swinburne, 241.7p The Hope, 241.5p Low Ardley, 241.3p High Eshells, 239.5p & 239p Linacres, 238.1p St Oswalds & Little Swinburne, 237.5p & 237.2p West Moorhouses, 236.9p Little Swinburne, 236.1p Nunwick, 235.7p Ridley Stokoe & Hackford, 234.2p Watch Currock, 233.3p The Hope (x2), 230.2p East Uppertown, 230p St Oswalds & Little Swinburne, 236.1p Longlea, 225.6p Willimoteswick, 223.9p Linacres & High Eshells, 223.8p & 222.5p St Oswalds, 221.1p Springwell, 220.9p Fairspring, 220.7p Watch Currock, 220.2p Longlea, 220p Hedley Park, 218.8p East Uppertown, 218.2p Harwood Shield, 218p North Cocklake, 217.9p Longlea, 217.1p Low Ardley & Springwell, 216.7p East Uppertown & Hedley Park

Dutch Texel x - £107.50 Burntongues, £103 Willimoteswick, £102.50 Low West House, £102 (x2) Burntongues, £99 Willimoteswick, £98 Low West House

250p Low West House, 248.8p Burntongues, 245.2p Willimoteswick, 244.3p Burntongues, 239p Low West House, 235.7p & 227.4p Willimoteswick, 221.7p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £107 & £105 Old Town, £100 & £99 Colepike, £96.50 Fairley & Old Town, £94 Flotterton, £91 Piatroon & Flotterton, £89.50 Lunns House, £88 East Newham, £87.50 Midgeholme, £86 High Knitsley

212.8p Piatroon, 210.6p Colepike, 208.3p Midgeholme, 206.8p Piatroon, 205.3p Old Town, 204.1p Colepike, 202.2p Flotterton, 201p Fairley, 195.6p East Newham, 195.5p High Knitsley, 194.4p Old Town

Beltex x – £118 Low West House, £108.50 Watch Currock, £107 & £106 Low West House, £103.50 Watch Currock, £103 West Moorhouses, £97 Low West House, £96.50 Watch Currock, £96 West Moorhouses

281p & 271.8p Low West House, 264.6p Watch Currock, 264.1p West Moorhouses, 261p Low West House, 252.4p Watch Currock, 250p West Moorhouses, 241.3p Watch Currock, 240p West Moorhouses, 236.6p Low West House, 232.5p St Oswalds, 223.7p East Newham, 220.2p St Oswalds

Charollais x – £102 Woodcroft, £95.50 Fairley, £95 Waterford, £92 (x2) & £89 Fairley

215.9p Waterford, 209.1p Fairley, 208.2p Woodcroft, 207p Fairley

Bleu D’Maine x - £106.50 & £104 The Hope, £94 Sillywrea

253.6p & 208p The Hope, 204.4p Sillywrea

Leicester - £80 Stell Green

Cheviot Mule - £96 West Moorhouses, £93 Armonside

218.2p & 193.8p Armonside

Mule – £99.50 & £98.50 Quarry House, £97 Stell Green, £95 Harwood Shield, £94.50 Quarry House, £94 Harwood Shield & Great Chesters, £93.50 Redesmouth, £90 Stell Green, £89.50 Harwood Shield, £88 Great Chesters, £85.50 Harwood Shield, £82 North Cocklake

205.4p, 205.2p & 203.1p Quarry House, 202.1p Stell Green, 198.8p Harwood Shield, 195.8p & 195.6p Great Chesters, 194.8p Redesmouth, 190.4p Harwood Shield, 189.7p Riding Farm

Blackface -£86 & 191.1p Great Chesters

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £100 & £87 Old Town, £81 Armonside, £80 Springwell, £76 Tedcastle, £74 Old Town

Mule – £65 Old Town

Breeding Ewe Lambs | Friday 4th September 2020

Mule Ewe Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held their opening Prize Show and Sale for Mule Ewe Lambs (Ex North of England Blackface Ewes) on behalf of Members and Non Members of NEMSA.

Once again the Prize Show was kindly sponsored by “Sherriffs”, local John Deere Dealers, Tyne Green and Robson & Cowan, Scots Gap.

Prior to the sale the judging was expertly carried out by Jono Charlton, East Newham.

With one of the best shows of 10 pens of lambs forward, each pen was given due consideration and after much deliberation Jono awarded the Championship to an outstanding strong pen of 25 to the Browell Family, Quarry House which later sold at £170 to M/s Foley, Mirlaw House.

The Reserve Champion pen was awarded to the Ridley Family, Shitlington Hall and later sold at £165 to E H Pennie & Son, Montgomery.

The Stuart Ridley Memorial Trophy for the best run of 100 lambs or more was fittingly awarded to the Ridley Family, Shitlington Hall which they presented five years ago in memory of their son.

The Number 4 sheep ring was full of buyers, abiding by strict Covid 19 rules, from Scotland, Wales and Devon for one of the best top quality shows of lambs coming forward seen at this centre for many years.

With the Prime Lamb trade well up on the year vendors were not disappointed with their ewe lamb trade with the average up by £27.60 on 2019

Champion Pen     M/s Browell, Quarry House

Reserve                 M/s Ridley, Shitlington Hall

Third Prize             M/s Hunter, The Steel

Best Run of 100 or more NEMSA Mule Lambs – M/s Ridley, Shitlington Hall

£170 Quarry House & Carry House, £165 Shitlington Hall & The Steel, £150 Edlingham Newtown, £148 The Steel & Great Chesters, £145 The Steel, £142 Carry House & Penpeugh, £140 Quarry House, £138 Shitlington Hall, £135 Quarry House, Brownsleazes (x3) & Carry House, £132 Quarry House, Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), Shitlington Hall & The Steel, £130 Quarry House, Whiteside Haltwhistle, Shitlington Hall (x3), Carry House & Hole Farm, £12/8 Whiteside Haltwhistle, Shitlington Hall & Edges Green, £126 Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), £125 Shitlington Hall, Stell Green & Great Chesters, £124 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £122 Pitland Hills, Brownsleazes, Edges Green, Townshields, Penpeugh & Stell Green, £120 Quarry House, Hotbank, Townshields, Penpeugh, Yatesfield & Great Chesters, £118 Whiteside Haltwhistle, Broomhope & Edges Green, £115 Penpeugh & Stell Green, £112 Pitland Hills & Broomhope, £110 Burnbank & Hole Farm, £105 Stell Green, £102 Burnbank, £100 Broomhope, Hotbank & Great Chesters

Texel & Other Continental Ewe Lambs

A super entry of 530 Texel cross and other Continental cross Ewe Lambs were presented, a figure almost doubled on the year with the many benefits of selling 3/4 or even 7/8th bred fat lambs from these mothers obvious and well documented throughout the season so far.

The section was topped at a massive £198 for a sharp and smart pen of Dutch Texel cross lambs out of Suffolk cross mothers consigned by Edward Dean, Kirkhouse.  These were followed at £152 by a tremendously correct pair of pure bred Texel lambs from noted local breeder, Annabelle Morshead, Nilston Rigg Farms.  Also at the same price was a typically shapey Beltex cross from The Downie Farming Company, Aberdeenshire.

The cross bred entry peaked at £150 for a sharp quartet from Alec Bissett, Middle Dukesfield with another two pens changing hands at £140 each from the Browell Brothers, Quarry House.

Leading prices -

Texel - £152 Nilston Rigg

Texel x - £150 Middle Dukesfield, £140 (x2), £138, & £137 (x2) Quarry House, £132 Nilston Rigg, £131 Low Ardley, £125 Nilston Rigg, £124 Middle Dukesfield, £120) Stone Hall

Dutch Texel x - £198, £144 & £132 Kirkhouse

Beltex x - £152, £130 & £128 Newton Farm

Blackface Ewe Lambs

The third class of the breeding lambs sold on the day were the annual entry of North of England Type Blackface Ewe Lambs which saw numbers increased on the year by 235 head to 835 top lambs presented by noted local consignors to this sale.  Prior to the sale the show was judged by regular purchasers, Alf and Kevin Robson, Middle White Hill, Kirkwhelpington.  The judges selected ten outstanding pens from the entry and worked swiftly to their conclusion and awarded the Gordon Swan Trophy to the lead pen from M/s Paxton, Greenleighton

First Prize               M/s Paxton, Greenleighton

Second Prize          M/s Murray, Stell Green

Third Prize             M/s Yeats, Close A Burn

Trade was buoyant from start to finish with all vendors seeing a marked lift in the trade which saw the class average ten pounds more on the year for far more lambs sold.  Top pens were easily cashed however buyers for lesser sorts were fewer around the ringside.

Prices peaked late in the day at £157 for a big pen of 35 from Wanwood Hill, Alston who sold another lot at £156 to average £131 for 99 sold.

Charlie Halbert, Prospect House followed at £152 with M/s Murray, Sewingshields next with their lead pen at £145.  Dennis and Patricia Yeats, Close A Burn topped at £135 then £132 to regular buyers and averaged a noteworthy £117 for 130 sold – the biggest consignment of the day.

Leading prices -

£157 & £156 Wanwood Hill, £152 Prospect House, £145 Sewingshields, £135 & £132 Close A Burn, £130 Greenleighton & Close A Burn, £122 Sewingshields, £120 Close A Burn (x2), £110 The Lampert, £106 Prospect House, £105 Sewingshields, £100 Stell Green, £98 Wanwood Hill, £96 Prospect House & Wanwood Hill, £92 Sewingshields, £90 Greenleighton, £86 The Lampert & Wanwood Hill, £82 The Lampert

 

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 4th September 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their first store cattle sale of the autumn season offered a catalogued entry of 205 head alongside the weekly sale of cast ewes and store lambs and the special opening prize show and sale of ewe lambs.

A mixed show of quality were largely easier on the week however the best end maintained recent rates topping at £1365 for a well-bred Limousin steer at 18 months from Jeremy Dodds, High House, Milbourne with a pen of 4 strong Angus cross steers at 15-16 months from noted advocate of the Black sire; Martin Johnston, High Fotherley, Riding Mill changing hands at a mighty £1360.

Heifer trade peaked at £1300 for a smart red, Limousin cross lady at 20 months from Mark & Julie Linkleter, West Kirkheaton who sold a cracking run of 22 to average £1034 throughout.  Charolais cross heifers topped at £1245 for a hefty type at 16 months from mother & son Agnes & James Sinton, White House Birtley who saw their best bullock cash at £1240 to average a worthy £1170 for three bullocks and seven heifers in total. 

Cattle in the youngest age bracket; ten months and under topped at £980 for Simmy and Limmy cross steers from High Fotherley and Messrs Reed, Dyke Neuk whilst the same consignors sold heifers to £955 and £905 respectively.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1205 Hay A Park, £1190, £1160, £1150 & £1130 South Farm

Charolais x steers – £1140 Springwell

British Blue x steers – £1200 & £1160 South Farm

Angus x steers – £1310 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £955 Parkside

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1365 High House, £1335 Blackburn, £1280 & £1230 Hay A Park, £1210 Blackburn, £1200 High House & Blackburn, £1195 & £1180 South Farm, £1100 Cheviot, £1050 South Farm, £1040 Cheviot, £1030 South Farm

Charolais x steers – £1250 Hay A Park, £1240, £1145 & £1130 White House Birtley, £1110 Springwell

Angus x steers – £1305 , £1275 (x2) & £1185 High Fotherley, £1170 Springwell, £1030, £1005 & £970 Hill Head £950 Kirkley Hall & Hill Head

Simmental x steers – £1150 Springwell

Wagu x steers – £1170 Hay A Park

Limousin x heifers - £1300 West Kirkheaton, £1240 White House Birtley, £1235 West Kirkheaton, £1185 White House Birtley, £1180 & £1175 South Farm, £1120 Stoneygate, £1105 & £1095 West Kirkheaton, £1050 Parkside & West Kirkheaton, £1020, £1010, £1000 & £990 West Kirkheaton, £980 South Farm, £975 Stoneygate

Charolais x heifers – £1245 White House Birtley, £1120 Harewalls, £1090 White House Birtley, £980 Harewalls

Angus x heifers – £1100 Hill Head, £950 Parkside

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1330 High House, £1290 Stotsfold, £1190 High House, £1160 Hay A Park & Blackburn, £1125 Camphill, £1095 Stotsfold, £1070 (x2) Camphill, £1065 (x2) Stotsfold, £1060 Cheviot & Stotsfold, £1050 South Farm, £1025 & £1020 Westburnhope, £1000 South Farm, £995 Close House, £990 (x2), £965, £945, £940, £930 & £900 Westburnhope

Charolais x steers – £1340, £1335, £1240 (x2), £1230 & £1220 Hay A Park, £1210 & £1170 Harewalls, £1160 & £1150 Hay A Park

British Blue x steers – £1100 (x2), £1080 & £1020 Camphill

Angus x steers – £1360 & £1250 High Fotherley, £1240 Hay A Park, £1080 (x2) £1050, £1030, £1015 & £1000 Hallington High Farm, £955 & £945 High Fotherley, £910 & £905 Hallington High Farm

Simmental x steers – £1150 & £1140 Hay A Park

Saler x steers – £1090 Hay A Park

Belted Galloway steers - £880 Hallington High Farm

Limousin x heifers - £1040 West Kirkheaton, £1000 West Kirkheaton & Westburnhope, £990 (x2), £985 & £980 (x2) West Kirkheaton, £920 Close House, £900 Westburnhope

Charolais x heifers – £975 Throp Hill

British Blue x heifers – £1050 Camphill

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £980 & £910 Dyke Nook

Angus x steers – £895 & £885 High Fotherley

Simmental x steers – £980 High Fotherley

Limousin x heifers - £915 & £905 Dyke Nook

Angus x heifers – £955 & £870 High Fotherley

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of 1022 cast ewes and rams sold to strong demand with 13 buyers around the ring.

Topping the sale at £122 was a Texel ewe from Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick whose run of 56 ewes averaged £106.98.

Mules sold to £98 from Mr TJ Lee & Son, Hackford.

Blackface ewes sold to £76 from R&T Postlethwaite, Laings Hill.

More wanted again for next week.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £114 Houxty House, £110 Glendue

Texel x – £122 Nunwick, £117 China Hall, £114 The Tofts & Satley, £112 Middle Heads, £111& £108 Hackford, £106 & £103 Nunwick, £101 Satley, £100 High Town, £98 Rusheylaw & Bridgeford, £90 East Uppertown & The Tofts, £89 Chesterwood, £88 Finely Farm & Hallington High Farm

Suffolk - £97 The Tofts

Suffolk x – £106 Satley

Beltex - £110 Glendue, £99 Chesterwood Farm House, £90 Glendue

Leicester - £112 Hesleywell, £106 & £88 Hackford

Cheviot – £86 Crowhall, £83 Laings Hill

Cheviot Mule – £115 Nunwick

Mule – £98 Hackford, £90 Bulls Hill & Hackford, £87 The Tofts, £86 Rusheylaw & Chesterwood, £85.50 & £85 Hallington High Farm, £84 West Shields, £82 Middle Heads, £80 East Uppertown

Blackface – £76 Laings Hill, £64 Rusheylaw, £62 Laings Hill, £58 Errington Red House, £57 Blakelaw

Swaledale – £65 Hackford, £50 Tecket, £48 Buckshot

Store Lambs

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 3564 store lambs.  A fantastic trade was observed and would be slightly sharper on the week, especially for the longer keep lambs.  This was very noticeable when the average was up £5 on the week to £76.32, leaving all vendors’ once again very happy with their day’s trading at Hexham.

Phillip Robson, Middle Horsleyhope Farm again had a fantastic trade, trading to £134 for seven very smart Beltex Ewe lambs.  Mark Churchyard of Hownsgill Farm, Consett sold Beltex x lambs to £153.  Another Durham consignor taking advantage of the Hexham trade was JE Holliday & Son, Woodland House Farm, Woodside who sold a fantastic run of Beltex lambs to £126 for conventional lambs!  372 Beltex x lambs sold to an average of £94!!

Mule lambs sold to a flying trade even though we are getting down the cut, selling to £87.50 for a pen of 21 from Mr JH Martin, Hesleywell, Ninebanks.  The Mule section went on to average £71

Lambs wanted for next weeks’ sale at Hexham.  Please call Drew or Jack with entries.

Texel - £95 Greys Well

Texel x – £116 & £113 Willimoteswick, £98 Roddymoor, £95 Greys Well, £94 Greys Well & Intake Farm, £91 Roddymoor, £90 Low Ardley & Willimoteswick, £88.50 The Laws, £86 Broadgates, £85.50 The Laws, £85 New Hall, £84.50 Howick, £81 Red House & Sinderhope Shield, £80.50 Howick, £80 Stobby Lea, West Link Hall, Thornley Pit House, The Hott & Sinderhope Shield

Dutch Texel x - £111 High Fell, £, £108 Aimshaugh, £99.50 & £99 Hareshaw Allotment, £94.50 Fallowfield, £93 High Fell, £92 Fallowfield, £91 High Fell, £90.50 Fallowfield, £89.50 Hareshaw Allotment

Suffolk x – £100 & £90 Lunns House, £82 Allenheads Farm, £79.50 Low Struthers, £79 Merryshields, £78 West Link Hall

Beltex x - £134 Middle Horsleyhope, £133 Hownsgill, £132 & £130 Middle Horsleyhope, £126 Hownsgill & Woodland House, £125 Wyvill Grange & Hownsgill, £120.50 Middle Horsleyhope, £120 Watch Hill, £114 Middle Horsleyhope, £112 Mill House, £110 Wyvill Grange, Woodland House & Middle Horsleyhope, £109 West High House, £108 Wyvill Grange, £103 Watch Hill, £101 Mill House, £99 Wyvill Grange, £98 Middle Horsleyhope, £97 Stobby Lea & Hownsgill, £96 Middle Horsleyhope, Woodland House (x2) & Mill House, £94.50 Woodland House, £92.50 Mill House, £90 Hownsgill

Zwartbles - £70 Allenheads Farm

Cheviot x - £97.50 & £74.50 Embley, £71.50 Bellshiel, £69 Low Struthers

Mule – £87.50 Hesleywell (x2), £77 Lands Farm, £75 Intake Farm, £73 Ouston, £68.50 Embley, £68 Coatlith Hill

Blackface – £64 Hepple Whitefield, £62.50 Featherwood, £61 Hepple Whitefield, £57 Featherwood & Blakelaw

Swaledale - £46 Rattenraw

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Mart sold 698 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale with all classes continuing last week’s great rates. Lambs peaked at £110 for a pen of super heavy Suffolk crosses from Alec Henderson, Brixter Hill Stamfordham, purchased for Worsley Meats. Three more pens sold at £109 for texel crosses, two from Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls and one from Dave Brodie, The Chesters, sold to the same buyer. A super smart texel cross lamb peaked at 228.2ppk from Steven Bradley, Runny Mede,Molesden at 39kg and a pen full at the same weight from Ridley Carins, Broomhall realised 226.9ppk. Buyers commented that prolonged wet weather and weaning has had an adverse effect on the finish of some of the lambs and vendors should be more selective when drawing for next week. Mule lambs peaked at £96 from Libby Bertram, Coldwell and at 204.7ppk from Dave and Annabel Stanners, Low Chesterhope. Lightweight Blackie lambs peaked at 191.4ppk from John Armstrong, Rookland, Harbottle.

 

Leading Prices

Texel x – £109 Rugley Walls (Twice) & The Chesters, £107.50, Coldwell, £107 Broomhall (Twice) £104.50 The Chesters £104 Broomhall & Low Chesterhope, £103 Angerton Steads, £102.50 Coldwell, £102 Closehead & Longshaws, £101 Catreen, The Chesters & High Baulk £100.50  Rugley Walls & Broomhall, £100 Brixter Hill & The Chesters, £99.50 & £99 Broomhall, £98.50

Closehead

 

228.2p Runny Mede, 226.9p Broomhall, 224.4p Catreen, 224.0p Coldwell, 223.8p The Chesters, 222.7p High Baulk, 221.6p & 221.4p The Chesters, (Twice)220.0p Runny Mede, 218.8p Dene House, 218.0p Rugley Walls (Twice) & Runny Mede, 217.8p Rugley Walls, 216.7p Broomhall, 215.9p The Chesters , Rugley Walls & Closehead (Twice) 215.6p Broomhall, 215.4p Bush Blades, 215.2p Broomhall, 214.9p Catreen

 

Suffolk x £110 Brixter Hill, £102 Rugley Walls, £95 Brixter Hill, £93 & £92 Holystone Estate, £91 Broomhall & Dene House, £90 Flotterton

 

206.8p Broomhall, 206.5p Brixter Hill, 204.0p Rugley Walls, 202.2p & 200.0p Holystone Estate & Flotterton

 

Beltex x £100 & £93 Closehead 217.4p & 216.3p

 

Mule £96 Coldwell, £94 & £88 Low Chesterhope,

204.7p Low Chesterhope, 202.5p  Broomhall, 200.0p Coldwell & Low Chesterhope

 

Cheviot Mules £86 Holystone Estate 204.8p

 

Hampshires £82 Runny Mede, £81 Broomhouse, £80.50 Runny Mede (Twice)

211.8p, 210.3p & 206.4p Runny Mede

 

Blackface - £67 Rookland, £55 Grasslees 191.4p & 161.8p

 

 

Cast Ewes and Rams

A small but quality show of cast sheep topped at £120 for a huge Texel Tup from Jim & Helen Gledson, Buteland with cross ewes from Matty Fenwick, Angerton Steads hitting £113. Cheviot Mule ewes sold to £100 from Chris & Janet Watmore, Holystone Estate and big Blackie bred Mules from the same sold to £94

 

Texel Tups £120, £110 & £70 Buteland

 

Texel x Ewes £113 Angerton Steads, £111 East Newham £107 Holystone Estate, £99 East Newham, £97 & £95 Angerton Steads, £92 Matfen High House

 

Suffolk x  £108 Matfen High House, £100 East Newham, £91 & £79 Holystone Estate, £79 Runny Mede

 

Mule - £94 Holystone Estate £92 Angerton Steads, £85 Holystone Estates

 

Cheviot Mule £100, £89, £85 & £73 Holystone Estates

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 1st September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

An increased entry of clean with over half the entry being Angus x heifers.  A good trade was observed and Limousin x heifers from M/s W&JA Longlands, Rushey Law sold to 232.5ppk.  Angus x heifers from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold to 228.5ppk and grossed to £1381.65

Limousin Heifers – £1395 & £1293.31 Rusheylaw

232.5p & 228.5p Rusheylaw

Charolais Heifers – £1302.83 & 217.5p Flotterton

British Blue Heifers - £1356.74 & 226.5p Rusheylaw

Angus Heifers - £1381.65, £1301.64, £1267.31, £1175.46 & £1159.28 Flotterton

226.5p, 225.5p, 219.5p, 217.5p & 214.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

A smaller entry of cast cows this week with trade just a little easier than previous weeks especially for the well fleshed cows.  Leaner sorts still very easily cashed.

Cows still sold to 171.5ppk for a British Blue x cow from M/s E&TN Ballantyne, Cowburn Rigg.

Limousin – £1069.75 Colepike, £1039.03 West End Town, £922.63 Colepike

149.5p West End Town, 137.5p Colepike (x2)

Angus -£1174.57, £1097.31 & £1058.66 High Fotherley

140.5p & 133.5p High Fotherley

British Blue – £1373.72 Cowburn Rigg, £1113.08 Warksfield Head

171.5p Cowburn Rigg, 145.5p Warksfield Head

Simmental - £1136.52 & 143.5p High Fotherley

British Friesian - £770.31 & £768.39 Fellside Farm

121.5p & 119.5p Fellside Farm

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward again this week (1857) and although a mixed show in places the sale average increased by over 12p on last week.  Umpteen pens sold in excess of £100 with a pen of fantastic lambs from Quarry House topping the sale at £127 (302.5p), £126.50 (275p) and £122 (271.1p).  Best fleshed lambs easy to sell and Quarry House also had pens of Mules at £105 & £103.

Texel x – £127, £126.50, £122 & £119 Quarry House, £117 Delight Farm, £115 Old Town, £113 Delight Farm & Warksfield Head, £111.50 Delight Farm, £110 South Gunnerton, & Warksfield Head (x2), £109 High Baulk, £108 Little Swinburne, South Gunnerton & Watch Currock, £107.50 Loadman, £107 Low Ardley, Aydonshields & South Kirkheaton, £106.50 Errington Red House, £106 High Baulk, £105 Loadman, Burntongues South Kirkheaton & Palm Strothers, £104.50 High Eshells (x2), £104 South Gunnerton, £103.50 Willimoteswick, St Oswalds & Springwell Cottage, £103 High Eshells, Bulls Hill, Old Town & Linacres, £102.50 High Baulk & Rouchester (JC), £102 Fairley, Low Ardley, Town Farm & Warksfield Head, £101.50 Aydonshields & Linacres, £101 Little Swinburne & Broomhall, £100.50 Aydonshields, £100 Loadman, Whitechapel, Grange House, Rouchester (JC), Broomhall (x2), Bulls Hill, East Uppertown & Warksfield Head, £99.50 St Oswalds, Aydonshields & Springwell Cottage, £99 Loadman, Low Ardley & West Shields, £98.50 Little Swinburne, Springwell Cottage & Watch Currock

302.4p, 275p & 271.1p Quarry House, 257.1p Watch Currock, 254.8p South Kirkheaton, 251.3p East Uppertown, 250p South Kirkheaton & Palm Strothers, 247.9p Quarry House, 247.7p Errington Red House, 245.5p Little Swinburne, 245.2p Linacres, 244.9p Whitchester, 243p High Eshells, 242.9p Low Ardley, 242.5p & 240.5p Little Swinburne, 238.8p Highwood, 238.4p High Baulk, 236.6p High Eshells & Warksfield Head, 234.5p Watch Currock, 233.3p Palm Strothers & Town Farm, 231p Highwood & East Newham, 230.7p Aydonshields, 230p Springwell Cottage, 229.3p St Oswalds, 228.1p High Fotherley & Whitchester, 227.8p Rouchester (JC), 226.8p St Oswalds, 226.2p Highwood, 225.6p High Fotherley, 225.6p Errington Red House & Linacres, 225p Whitchester, 224.4p Midgeholme & Whitchester, 223.8p St Oswalds & Midgeholme, 223.3p Grange House, 223.2p Loadman, High Fotherley & East Newham

Dutch Texel x - £119.50, £107.50 & £105 Burntongues, £100, £95 & £94 Willimoteswick

259.8p & 256p Burntongues, 238.1p Willimoteswick, 233.3p Burntongues, 226.2p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £115 Delight Farm, £112 & £106 Whitechapel, £, £105 Whitechapel & Old Town, £104 Great Chesters, £102.50 Whitechapel, £102 Old Town, £97.50 Lunns House, £96.50 The Reenes, £96 Halton Red House & Lunns House, £95.50 & £94 The Reenes, £90 Whitechapel & The Reenes

213.5p Whitechapel, 208.2p Old Town, 205.3p The Reenes, 204.7p Lunns House, 204.6p & 204.4p The Reenes, 203.9p Whitechapel, 203.2p The Reenes, 201.9p Old Town, 200 Halton Red House, 198.9p Lunns House, 196.3p Sillywrea, 195.9p Lunns House, 194.9p Delight Farm, 193.3p Fairley, 192.6p Great Chesters, 191.2p Lunns House, 190.9p Whitechapel

Beltex x – £115 & £114 Little Swinburne, £111 Low West House, £110.50 Watch Currock, £109 Low West House, £107 St Oswalds, £105 Halton Red House & Low West House, £104 St Oswalds, £103.50, £103, £101, £100, £98.50 & £98 Low West House, £96 Broomhall, £95 The Shank & The Reenes

270.7 & 259.5p Low West House, 259.1p Little Swinburne, 247p Watch Currock, 255.6p Little Swinburne, 252.4p Low West House, 250p Halton Red House & Low West House, 247.6p St Oswalds, 245.2p, 240.5p, 238.1p, 234.5p & 233.3p Low West House, 232.6p St Oswalds, 213.3p Broomhall

Charollais x – £94.50 The Reenes, £91 Thornley Hall Farm

216.7p Thornley Hall Farm, 205.4p The Reenes

Bleu D’Maine x – £88 & 215p Sillywrea

Cheviot x- £82 & 190.7p Sillywrea

Cheviot Mule - £93 & £91 Highwood, £90 Riding Farm

216.7p & 211.4p Highwood, 204.6p Riding Farm

Mule – £105 & £103 Quarry House, £102.50 Great Chesters, £98.50 Broomhall, £96.50 Great Chesters, £96 Quarry House (x2), £90.50 Townfoot & Hotbank, £88 Hotbank, £80 Highwood, £78.50 Bulls Hill & Townfoot, £75 Thornley Hall Farm & Hotbank

210.2p, 208.7 (x2) & 205.9p Quarry House, 205.3p & 205p Great Chesters, 201.1p Hotbank, 201p Broomhall, 200p Highwood, 196.3p Townfoot, 195.6p Hotbank, 192.6p Townfoot, 182.6p Bulls Hill

Blackface - £92.50 Great Chesters, £81 & £73 Hotbank

188.8p Great Chesters, 188.4p & 182.5p Hotbank

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Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 28th August 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their last store cattle sale in the month of August offered 180 store cattle to a strong ringside of buyers resulting in a dearer trade on the week by some margin.

Trade peaked at £1400 for a superb, forward Limousin cross steer at 22 months from Jeremy Dodds, High House Milbourne, closely followed by another similarly well-bred bullock at £1390 from John Urwin, Dovecote, Morpeth.

The dearest native breed beast was a hefty Angus bullock at 18 months from Messrs Watson, Holywell Farm that scaled to £1300 whilst first animal sold on the day; also an Angus cross steer from Messrs Younger and Stamp, Watch Hill, Morpeth followed at £1290. 

Heifer trade peaked at £1245 for a shapely Limousin cross lady from Anthony White, Low Staples, Hexhamshire and with females in demand Andy Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle sold a cracking yearling blue cross at £1240.  James Herdman brought forward another sought after run of Charolais and Limousin cattle from Edlingham Newtown and topped at £1300 for steers and £1230 for heifers averaging a mighty £1145 for four and fifteen sold respectively.

A smart run of youngsters from Messrs Gilhespy, Tedcastle, Bardon Mill peaked at £1130 for a steer with another at £1030 and their best heifer selling at £1000; all cattle being under ten months of age.

The auctioneers have customers for all classes of cattle and would invite entries from producers with cattle yet to reach the market.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1325 High House

Limousin x heifers - £1245 Low Staples, £1020 East Newham

British Blue x heifers – £980 East Newham

Angus x heifers – £1140 Throp Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1400 High House, £1390 Dovecote, £1180 South Farm, £1160 Edlingham Newtown, £1130 South Farm, £1120 Dovecote, £1085 Todhillwood, £1010 Hopefoot, £1000 & £980 , £975 Hopefoot, £910 Dovecote

British Blue x steers – £1080 South Farm 

Angus x steers – £1300 Holywell, £1290 Watch Hill, £1140 Holywell, £1100 Dalton Hill Head & Holywell, £1060 Dalton Hill Head

Simmental x steers – £1110 Dalton Hill Head, £1090 Thrunton Lowfield

Stabiliser x steers – £1040 & £1000 Hill Head

Limousin x heifers - £1230 Edlingham Newtown, £1140, £1100, £1060, £1020, £1010 & £990 East Newham, £980 Low Staples

Charolais x heifers – £955 Low Three Mark

British Blue x heifers – £1240 East Unthank

Angus x heifers – £1190 Watch Hill, £1055 Todhillwood, £1030 Watch Hill, £1015 Holystone, £1000 Redesmouth, £990 Holystone

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1340 & £1290 High House, £1230 Stotsfold, £1155 Holly Hill West & Stotsfold, £1125 Dovecote, £1100 Holly Hill West, £1080 Low Staples, £1050 & £1040 Holly Hill West, £990 & £960 Longlea, £950 Todhillwood, £920 Longlea

Charolais x steers – £1300, £1295 & £1215 Edlingham Newtown

Angus x steers – £1140 & £1090 Watch Hill, £1070, £1030 & £970 Redesmouth

Simmental x steers – £1195 Stotsfold, £1130 & £1120 Thrunton Lowfield, £1000 & £925 Longlea

Hereford x steers – £860 Three Farms

Limousin x heifers - £1200 Comb Hills, £1120 Edlingham Newtown, £1090 Throp Hill, £1050 Low Three Mark, £1030 & £1025 Longlea, £1010 Low Three Mark, £990 Comb Hills, £980, £965 & £960 Longlea, £930 Low Three Mark (x2) & Longlea (x2), £920 Longlea

Charolais x heifers – £1200 (x2), £1190, £1135 (x2) & £1100 Edlingham Newtown, £1080 Low Staples, £1070, £1000 & £980 Edlingham Newtown

Angus x heifers – £980 Redesmouth

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1130, £990, £935 & £910 Tedcastle

Charolais x steers – £1030 Tedcastle

Limousin x heifers - £1000 Tedcastle

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A much larger show of 1048 cast ewes and rams met stronger demand especially for hill and feeding types.

Topping the trade at £142 was a Texel Tup from M/s DL&V Coulson, South Charehead.

A pen of six Mules from M/s GA&JM Maw & Son, Beaumont House sold to £94

Blackface Ewes sold to £80 from M/s J Hunter & Sons, The Steel.

More continue to be wanted with thirteen buyers ringside this morning. Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £142 South Chareheads, £120 Burntongues, £106 Paxton Dene, £98 Burntongues

Texel x – £101 Burntongues, £98 High Fotherley & North Cocklake, £96 Fairspring, £92 Wittonshields & Rusheylaw, £91 Errington Red House, North Cocklake & Wittonshields, £90 High Knitsley, £88 Middle Horsleyhope, £86 Middle Horsleyhipe, £82 Burntongues, £81 Errington Red House, £80 Grange House & Middle Horsleyhope

Suffolk x – £104 & £97 Wittonshields, £95 Middle Horsleyhope, £93 Wittonshields, £89 Grange House, £87 Fairspring, £86 Grange House

Beltex x - £85 & £82 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester - £88 Clennell Hill

Cheviot – £78 Cottonshope, £72, £64 & £60 Embley

Mule – £94 Beaumont House, £87 Baal Hill, £86 Rusheylaw, £84 Beaumont House, £82 Burntongues, £80 Rowan Cottage, £79 East Farm, £78 The Steel & Errington Red House, £76 Rusheylaw, £75 Fallowfield

Blackface – £80 & £71.50 The Steel, £71 Rusheylaw, £66 The Steel, £58 Clennell, £56 North Cocklake & Rusheylaw

Swaledale – £60 East Unthank, £55 Allenshields, £47 East Plenmeller, £46 Allenshields

Herdwick - £58 Fairspring, £46 Waite Farm

Store Lambs

Hexham Mart held its weekly sale of 4491 catalogued store lambs.  After a terrible night on the lambs, trade would be sharper on the week with a fantastic average of £71.14 especially given the fact that 40% of the sale was made up of hill lambs!

More faces ringside with buyers again from the Midlands, Wales and Scotland present to ensure a swift trade.

Sale highlight came from two fantastic pens of Dutch Texel ewe lambs from the Lee family from Agars Hill, Whitfield. The first pen went on to sell for £165 and the second £122 in the conventional lambs.  Beltex lambs from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope sold to £111.  Mr Robson’s run of 24 Beltex x lambs went on to average £101.63

Another sale highlight was a pen of 53 Cheviot lambs from Mr JA Rogerson, Bellshiel, Otterburn selling to £70.  Blackface lambs were in great demand selling to £69.50 from JM&AR Robson Ltd, Hepple Whitefield.

To enter lambs for next week’s sale please call Drew or Jack or call the office 01434 605444 by 10am Tuesday for cataloging.

Texel x – £109 Birtley Old School, £97.50 Cheeseburn Grange, £94 Amos Hill, £92 Hepple Whitefield, £90 Bankfoot, £89.50 Birtley Old School, £89 Harsondale & Broadgates, £85 Low Carriteth & Cooper House, £84 Cockhall & Bolam Low Farm, £83.50 Nunstainton & Haining Hall, £83 Wittonshields & Woodlands, £82.50 Hepple Whitefield & Chapel House, £82 Waite Farm, Carrycoats, Low Carriteth, Loanend, East Flass, Cooper House & Cheeseburn Grange, £81.50 Waite Farm & Loanend, £81Meldon Lane House, Nunstainton & East Flass, £80.50 Low Carriteth & Rye Hill, £80 Bingfield East Quarter, Meldon Lane House, Nunstainton, Loanend (x2), Cockhall & Burnbank (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £165, £122 & £104.50 Agars Hill, £98 & £96 Willimoteswick, £93 Agars Hill, £91.50 & £86.50 Fallowfield, £84.50 Willimoteswick, £81 Fallowfield & Bridgeford, , £80.50 & £80 Fallowfield

Suffolk x – £87 & £86.50 Cooper House, £85 Hownsgill, £81 Hill Top, £80 Cheeseburn Grange, £79.50 Hownsgill, £78 Causey Burn, £76 Low Huntwell & Snabdough, £75 Broadgates

Beltex x - £111, £105, £100 & £96 Middle Horsleyhope

Cheviot x - £70 Bellshiel, £68.50 Mill Hill, £68 Lynnshield 

Cheviot Mule - £66.50 The Sneep, £66 Low Struthers

Mule – £80 Ouston, £76 Peat Gap, £73 Ouston & Park House, £71 Greencarts, £70 Cowden Burn, £69.50 Wolsingham Park, £69 Ambling Gate & Harsondale, £68.50 Tecket & Harsondale, £68 Brieredge

Blackface – £69.50 & £69 Hepple Whitefield, £64 Featherwood, £61 White House Birtley, £60 Crindledykes, £59.50 Hepple Whitefield, £58 White House Birtley

Swaledale - £46 Rattenraw

Hebridean - £20 Post Office Street

Crossbred – £84 Cooper House

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 26th August 2020

Scots Gap Primestock

Wednesday 26th August 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Mart sold 766 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale and in-line with other centres trade was noticeably dearer; up 18 ppk on the week. With all classes of lambs in super demand the sale peaked at £109 for a cracking heavyweight pure bred Texel lamb from Peter Milburn, Butterknowes bought for Worsley Meats by Paul Watson, Clitheroe, with no fewer than twenty lots selling over £100. A smart pen of 39kg Texel lambs peaked at 226.9 ppk selling to Lancashire Halal from Brian Charlton, East Newham.  The sale averaged £92.58 for 44.2kg with a SQQ figure of 213.7 ppk and more lambs could have been sold to advantage.

Leading Prices

Texel x – £109 Butterknowes, £106 High Baulk, £105 Tuthill, £104 Butterknowes (x 2) & Coldwell, £103 High Baulk & Rugley Walls, £101.50 Rugley Walls, £101 Pitland Hills, Bolam West Houses & Elrington Hall, £100 Rugley Walls, Little Harle & East White Hill, £99.50 Bolam West Houses, £99 Black Callerton, Coldwell & Bolam West Houses, £98.50 Rugley Walls

226.9p East Newham, 223.7p Fairnley (x2), 221.6p Dene House, 221.3p Butterknowes, 221.1p Fairnley, 220.7p Matfen High House & Well House, 220.2p Well House, 219.5p Fairnley, 219.2p High Baulk, 219.1p Little Harle, 218.8p Fairnley & Woodhall, 218.6p Matfen High House, 218.0p Fairnley, 217.9p Elrington Hall, 217.5p Matfen High House, 216.7p Little Harle, 216.3p Fairnley, 215.2p Black Callerton, 214.6p Black Callerton & East White Hill

Suffolk x – £104 Holling Hill, £101 Tuthill, £100 Flotterton & East White Hill, £99 Holling Hill, £98 Black Callerton, £95.50 Holling Hill & Elrington Hall

208.5p Black Callerton, 208.3p Flotterton, 206.1p Tuthill, 203.2p Holling Hill & Elrington Hall, 196.1p East White Hill

Mule - £101 Pitland Hills, £97.50 Pitland Hills, £91 Pitland Hills (x2), £89.50 Flotterton, £89 East White Hill

208.1p Flotterton, 207.5p Pitland Hills, 207.0p East White Hill, 206.8p Pitland Hills (x2), 204.1p Rookland

Blackface - £79.50 Rookland, £73 Rookland

198.8p Rookland, 197.3p Rookland

Charollais x – £95 South Farm,

202.1p South Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams

A good show of cast sheep were slightly easier topping at £102 for Texel Ewes also from Butterknowes. Mules peaked at £80 from East Newham and Blackies at £70 from Troughend. Entries are invited for next week and should be directed to Chris on 07808721957 or any of our auctioneers.

Texel x – £102 Butterknowes, £100 Butterknowes, £98 East Newham, £91 Butterknowes & East Newham, £90 Butterknowes (x2)

Suffolk x - £95 Rugley Walls

Cheviot Mule - £77 Butterknowes

Mule – £80 East Newham, £78 East Newham, £70 Rugley Walls, £69.50 Blackhalls, £68 The Riding

Blackface – £70 Dunns Houses, £60 The Riding & Dunns Houses, £53 The Riding

Swaledale - £40 Blackhalls

Teeswater - £56 Harrogate Cottages (x2)

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 25th August 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Mixed show of clean that sold to a high of 236.5ppk for a Limousin x heifer from M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green.

Limousin Heifers – £1333.44 Lough Green, £1318.46 Flotterton, £1297.31 Little Swinburne, £1291.83 Flotterton, £1270.01 Lough Green

236.5p & 231.5p Lough Green, 230.5p & 223.5p Flotterton, 190.5p Little Swinburne

Beef Shorthorn Heifers – £1247.78 & 196.5p Sherburn Tower

Cast Cows & OTM

A very respectful average of 136.4p/kg this week for the show present with a large entry of dairy and hill cows this week.  Trade for the better continental cows maintained last week’s extreme rates with a  Limousin x cow from Mrs R & Mrs MJ Lee, Harwood Shield selling to 177.5p/kg and grossing £1432.43

Blue Grey cows from M/s JRF Pattinson & Son, Hotbank sold to 121.5p/kg and grossed to £712.28.

OTM steers from Mr J Proctor, New Dotland sold to 173.5p/kg and £1263.08/ for a Saler x

Limousin – £1432.43 Harwood Shield, £1212.77 Low Ardley, £1151.88 Allenshields, £1121.18 Harle New Houses, £1086.75, £1083.67 & £1043.41 The Steel, £1021.11, £1000.24 & £990.35 South Kirkheaton, £894.30 Warksfield Head

177.5p Harwood Shield, 173.5p Low Ardley, 165.5p Allenshields, 161.5p The Steel

Angus -£1188.45 Holystone, £968.13 Hotbank, £919.56 Allenshields

150.5p Allenshields, 142.5p Stone Stile & Holystone

British Blue – £1166.73 Warksfield Head, £979.33 South Kirkheaton, £848.38 Harwood Shield, £830.11 Warksfield Head

153.5p South Kirkheaton, 147.5p Warksfield Head, 137.5p Harwood Shield, 128.5p Warksfield Head

Blonde - £1090.03 & 147.5p Stone Stile

Saler - £1263.08 New Dotland, £1139.39 & £1010.38 New Dotland

173.5p New Dotland, 147.5p & 143.5p New Dotland

Hereford - £875.09 & 128.5p South Kirkheaton

Whitebred Shorthorn - £719.28, £708.54 & £634.23 Hotbank

121.5p (x2) & 120.5p Hotbank

Galloway - £549.54 & 106.5p Hotbank

British Friesian - £636.03 & 95.5p Peepy

Holstein Friesian - £652.72, £632.70 & £537.23 Peepy

99.5p, 97.5p  & 92.5p Peepy

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Less lambs forward this week as is the case in many markets across the country.  The result was an unexpected 4p lift in the trade on the week with all classes keenly sought after.

Messrs Milburn, Loadman had another good pen of lambs selling to a top of £121 & £114 with Andrew Reay, West Moorhouses selling Beltex crosses to 248.7p

Texel x – £121, £114 & £110 Loadman, £109 The Hope, £108.50 Harwood Shield, £107.50 Loadman & Old Town, £107 (x2) The Hope, £106.50 Harwood Shield & Springwell, £105 St Oswalds, £104 West Moorhouses & Warksfield Head, £103 The Hope, St Oswalds & Kellah, £102.50 Burntongues, £102 The Hope & Kellah, £101 Milbourne Town Farm, £100 Little Swinburne & Great Chesters, £99.50 Milbourne High House, £99 East Wharmley, South Gunnerton, Old Town & Black Callerton, £98.50 High Eshells & Longlea, £97.50 Cheeseburn Grange, Fell Lane & Satley, £97 The Hope & Black Callerton, £96.50 Loadman, High Eshells, Little Swinburne & The Hope, £95.50 Great Chesters, St Oswalds & Grindon Hill, £95 The Hope, Fell Lane & Longlea, £94.50 Highwood, Little Swinburne & Warksfield Head (x2), £94 Burntongues, Longlea & East Uppertown, £93.50 Harwood Shield, Great Chesters, Satley (x2) & Flotterton, £93 Highwood, Little Swinburne, Harwood Shield & Kellah, £92.50 Milbourne High House, South Gunnerton (x2) & Springwell

247.6p Warksfield Head, 239.5p The Hope, 236.9p Milbourne High House, 236.3p East House, 232.6p Little Swinburne, 232.1p Fell Lane, 231p & 230.2p Black Callerton, 229.8p High Eshells, Little Swinburne & The Hope, 228.8p West Moorhouses, 226.2p The Hope, 223.2p High Eshells, 223.1p Sherburn Tower, 222.9p The Hope, 222.5p East House & West Moorhouses, 221.7p The Hope, 221.6p Cheeseburn Grange, 221.4p Highwood, 221.3p St Oswalds, 220.5p The Hope, 220.2p Milbourne High House, 220p Cheeseburn Grange, 219.8p Warksfield Head, 219.6p Milbourne Town Farm, 218.9p Longlea, 217.9p Flotterton, 217.5p East Newham, 216.7p Little Swinburne & West Moorhouses, 216.3p Little Swinburne, 215.9p Fell Lane, 214.3p Little Swinburne & Fell Lane, 212.8p Loadman, 212.5p Midgeholme, Kellah & Flotterton

Suffolk x – £104 & £102 Old Town, £101.50 Sunniside & Fairley, £100.50 Sunniside, £97.50 Sillywrea, £95 Fairley, £94.50 Sunniside, £94 Flotterton, £93 Sunniside, £92 Grindon Hill, £90.50 Sunniside, £90 Cheeseburn Grange & St Oswalds

207.5p Sillywrea, 207.1p, 205.7p, 205.4p & 205.1p Sunniside, 204.4p Flotterton, 202.1p Fairley, 197.9p & 197.7p Sunniside, 195.7p Cheeseburn Grange, 193.3p Black Hedley, 191.5p Fairley & St Oswalds, 190.7p Crescent Farm, 190p Grindon Hill, 189.8p Sillywrea

Beltex x – £114 & £104 West Moorhouses, £103.50 South Gunnerton, £98.50, £97.50 & £97 West Moorhouses

248.7p & 241.9p West Moorhouses, 240.7p South Gunnerton, 240.2p & 237.5p West Moorhouses, 227.5p St Oswalds

Mule - £87 & £80 Harwood Shield

173.9p & 170.6p Harwood Shield

Crossbred - £107 & 198.2p The Hope

Cast Ewes and Rams

Cast ewes sold to £90 for Texel x from The Board Inn.

Breeding Cattle | Friday 21st August 2020

Breeding Cattle

Within their Monthly Beef Breeding Sale the company offered three herd dispersals on behalf of well-respected herd master from The Tyne and Derwent Valleys.

The first, on behalf of Colin Litt, Paradise, Ruffside saw Heifers with Spring Born Calves at foot peak at £2450 for a smart Limousin x with a three quarter bred heifer calf at foot and a steady trade for all outfits throughout with the Thornton Tower bred three year old Limousin Stock Bull selling for 3500gns.

The second dispersal on behalf of Matt Findlay, High Farm, Hallington saw his first offering; a 2015 born Limousin Cross Cow with a Blue Cross Steer Calf at foot cash at £2500 and similarly a good trade was enjoyed throughout.  An Angus stock Bull, bred by Alan Lawson Hallington, was sold for 2100gns.

The third dispersal was that of the Autumn calving portion of the Halton Red House herd on behalf of Willie Patterson and these hfty types sold very well peaking at £2800 for a huge 2017 born seven eighths bred cow with a December born steer calf at foot.  Mr Patterson’s six year old Pedigree Limousin stock bull sold well to 4600gns topping a great days trading for all involved.

Bulls

Angus – 2400gns Berwick Hill

Beef Shorthorn – 1200gns West Emsley

Heifers & 2nd Calvers with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2650, £2550 (x2), £2200, £2150, £2100 & £2000 (x2) Mirlaw House

Angus -£2350 Mirlaw House

Beef Shorthorn - £2000 Mirlaw House

Dispersal – Mr CJ Litt, Paradise Farm

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2450, £2400 (x2), £2350 (x3), £2300, £2200, £2100 (x2), £2050 (x2), £2000, £1950, £1800 (x2), £1750, £1700, £1600, £1550 (x2) & £1500 (x2)

Angus – £2150

British Blue – £1550

In Calf Heifers

British Blue - £1550, £1500 & £1450 (x2)

Bull

Limousin – 3500gns

Dispersal – Mr MT Findlay, Hallington High Farm

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2500, £2200, £2100, £2000, £1950, £1900, £1800, £1750 (x2)£1700, £1600 (x3), £1500

Angus – £2500, £2050, £1800 (x2), £1650, £1600, £1550 & £1500

British Blue – £2000 (x2), £1900 (x2), £1800, £1700, £1650, £1550

Blonde - £1500

In Calf Cows

Limousin - £1400 & £1180

Angus - £1250

British Blue - £1500 & £1450

Bull

Angus – 2100gns

Dispersal – M/s W Patterson & Son, Halton Red House

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2800, £2650, £2600, £2550 (x2), £2500, £2450 & £2100 (x2)

In Calf Heifers

Limousin - £2000, £1950, £1850 & £1700

Bull

Limousin – 4600gns

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 21st August 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered 390 head which included over 180 head of Angus, Hereford and Shorthorn cattle being the designated special monthly sale of such native breed types. 

Following on from a fantastic show of mainly three-quarter bred continental cross types at the 25th anniversary sale last week the company of buyers at ringside were treated to a different entry in terms of both quality and quantity.  A largely mixed show met with a steady demand although trade was, for a different class of cattle easier on the week.

Fitting then that the sale was topped by an Angus bullock at 24 months which realised £1340 from Brian Hodgson, Nampara, Bear Park followed closely at £1300 by a 28 month old heifer of the same breed from Messrs Potts, Ednorville, Crawcrook.

Continentals sold to £1270 for a big Simmental cross bullock at 24 months from Gordon Ridley, Moorgair, Slaley with heifers peaking at £1245 for a hefty Charolais cross at 17 months from Robin Oxley, Colwell Hill, Elsdon.

The best of the mid-age range cattle were undoubtedly a pen of five tremendous Angus cross steers from Michael Dixon, The Stobbs, Rochester at 16 months which attracted great attention and settled at £1260 to a Northallerton based buyer.

Cattle remain in demand at Hexham and producers with cattle on the cusp of being released onto the market are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be pleased to advise.

Leading prices;  

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1210 Blackhalls, £1120 South Farm

Angus x steers – £1340 Nampara, £1300 Horncastle, £1190 Nampara, £1170, £1130 & £1060 South Farm, £1050 Parkside, £1015 Bankfoot, £1000 Redesmouth

Simmental x steers – £1270 & £1180 Moorgair

Galloway steers – £900 Fallowlees

Blue Gray Steers - £870 Fallowlees

Charolais x heifers – £1095 Hedley West

British Blue x heifers – £920 South Farm

Angus x heifers – £1300 Ednorville, £1200 South Farm, £1190 Redesmouth, £1175 (x2) South Farm, £1155 Redesmouth, £1150, £1145 & £1100 South Farm, £1070 Ednorville, £1010 Redesmouth, £1000 South Farm

Beef Shorthorn heifers – £1100 Gallaw Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1140 & £1130 Yatesfield, £1120 Low Three Mark, £1090 North Cocklake, £1080 South Farm, £1050 Yatesfield, £1000 North Cocklake

Charolais x steers – £1200, £1195 & £1145 Colwell Hill

Angus x steers – £1290 Parkside, £1250 Church Farm, £1200 Yatesfield, £1125 Redesmouth, £1110 Blackhalls, £1085 Nampara & Redesmouth, £1080 Partridge Nest & Redesmouth, £1070 Nampara & Redesmouth, £1040 South Farm, £1000 & £960 Smithsteads

Simmental x steers – £1240, £1220, £1210, £1190 & £1100 Satley, £1020 Hedley West

South Devon steers – £960 The Deans

Beef Shorthorn steers - £10710 Gallaw Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1190 Stoneygate, £1185 Stotsfold, £1155 & £1100 Stoneygate, £1025 Yatesfield, £980 North Cocklake

Charolais x heifers – £1245, £1230, £1140 & £1090 Colwell Hill, £1010 Moorgair

Angus x heifers – £1140 The Deans, £1000 Horncastle, £970 Hedley West, £950 The Deans, £900 Partridge Nest, Pottsdurtrees & Smithsteads

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1265 Grange House, £1255 Yatesfield, £1220 Church Farm, £1190 Thrunton Lowfield & Yatesfield (x2), £1125 Yatesfield, £1120 Dykehead, £1090 Low Three Mark & East Flass, £1080 Beamwham (RD), £1070 North Cocklake, £1060 Brandon & China Hall, £1050 Yatesfield, £1020 East Flass, £990 & £985 China Hall, £960 Grange House

Charolais x steers – £1225 Throp Hill, £1205 & £1200 Colwell Hill, £1190 & £1170 Thrunton Lowfield, £1155 Colwell Hill, £1140 Brandon

British Blue x steers – £1155 Grange House

Angus x steers – £1260 The Stobbs, £1175 Yatesfield, £1155 Parkside, £1125 Yatesfield, £1110 Yatesfield, The Deans & Church Farm, £1080 The Stobbs, £1075 Parkside, £1065 Hedley West, £1050 East Flass, £1030 The Deans, £1010 & £1000 Throp Hill, £990 Bankfoot, £985 Throp Hill, £970 Bankfoot

Simmental x steers – £1165, £1090 & £1085 Brandon, £1045 Blue Gables, £1025 & £980 Brandon

South Devon steers – £1040 & £980 The Deans

Luing steers - £1155, £1050, £1000, £990 & £970 Brandon

Hereford x steers - £990, £960 & £955 Nookton

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1120, £1040, £1030 (x2), £1020 & £1015 Gallaw Hill

Belted Galloway steers - £950 Gallaw Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1235 Brandon, £1060 Brandon & Holly Hill West, £1040 Yatesfield, £1030 Holly Hill West, £1000 Brandon, £980 Yatesfield, £975 Brandon, £970 Brandon & Stotsfold (x2)

Charolais x heifers – £980 Thrunton

Angus x heifers – £1100 Yatesfield, £1060 Thrunton, £960 Yatesfield, £930 Hedley Park

Simmental x heifers – £940 Rock

Beef Shorthorn heifers – £900 Hedley Park

Cattle 10 months and under

British Blue x steers – £1040 Light Birks

Angus x steers – £910 Rock

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A larger show of Cast Ewes and Rams met stronger demand, especially for the stronger, fitter, end.

Topping the sale at £120 was a Beltex x ewe from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope.

Mules topped at £107 from Mr J Proctor, New Dotland.

Grazing ewes of all kinds were easy to cash.

More wanted to meet demand.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel – £116 Stobby Lea, £92 Lords Lot

Texel x – £118 Little Whittington & Hill House, £117 Aydonshields, £115 Lords Lot, £114 Middle Horsleyhope, £106 New Dotland, £104 Needless Hall, £100 Horton Low House, £97 High Fotherley & Midgeholme, £96 Agars Hill, Aydonshields (x2) & Midgeholme, £92 Little Whittington, £90 Wydon, £89 High Fotherley & Lords Lot, £88 Horton Low House

Suffolk x – £102 Middle Horsleyhope, £90 High Fotherley & Midgeholme

Beltex x - £120 Middle Horsleyhope, £112 Needless Hall, £95 Middle Horsleyhope, £94 Agars Hill, £92, £91 & £90 (x2) Needless Hall, £89 Middle Horsleyhope, £88 Needless Hall

Cheviot – £67 Low Houselope & Demesne Cottage

Mule – £107 New Dotland, £90 Horton Low House, £88 Kirkley Hall, £85 Lords Lot, £84 Aydonshields, £79 & £76 Little Whittington

Blackface – £65 Townfoot, £44 Penpeugh

Swaledale – £58 Buckshot & Park House

Crossbred – £110 Stobby Lea, £82 Hill House, £75 Pasture House

Store Lambs

A fantastic entry of 4213 store lambs this week but a very mixed show of lambs on offer with lots of longer keeping sorts making up the numbers.  Trade for the better end of lambs would maintain previous weeks rate but the longer keeping lambs would be easier on the week.

Sale highlight would be a fantastic run of lambs from Mr B Storey, Woodhead that sold to £150 for a pen of 30 ewe lambs.  The other two pens of conventional lambs sold to £109 and £107 making the run of 72 lambs average £125.47

More Mule lambs present this week and now starting to get down the cut with Mules averaging £68 this week selling to £74 from Mrs R & Mr MJ Lee, Harwood Shield.

Start of the Blackface lambs this week with a pen of 70 lambs from Featherwood selling to £56.

For entries for next week please call Drew and Jack on 07854361967 or 07739440457

Texel - £78 Hopesley House

Texel x – £112 Whiteside Birtley (x2), £97 Amos Hill, £93 Whiteside Birtley & White House Birtley, £92 Brieredge, £87 Greenchesters, Snitter (x2) & Burdonside, £86 Girsonfield, £84.50 Westwood, £84 Chesterwood, £83 Settlingstones & Burdonside, £82.50 Stotsfold, £82 Fairshaw Crescent & Waite Farm, £81.50 Brieredge, £81 Amos Hill, £80.50 Snitter & Low Wiserley, £80 White House Birtley, Stobby Lea & Amos Hill

Dutch Texel x - £150, £109 & £107 Woodhead, £102 Penpeugh, £85 Haggate

Suffolk x – £77.50 Low Struthers & Burdonside, £77 Hill Top, £75.50 Hepple Whitefield, £75 Hill House

Beltex (pure) - £90 Needless Hall

Beltex x - £86 (x2) & £83.50 Needless Hall, £78 Catless

Cheviot x - £71 Brieredge, £69 Demesne Cottage

Cheviot Mule - £74.50 Tarefield, £73.50 (x2) & £73 West Mill Hills

Mule – £74 Harwood Shield, £73.50 North Hanging Wells, £72 Castle Nook, £71 Penpeugh, Burnbank & Short Thorns, £70 Burnbank & Tecket

Blackface – £56 & £51.50 Featherwood

Swaledale – North Hanging Wells

Herdwick - £66 Fairshaw Crescent

Jacob - £64 Catless

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 19th August 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Auction Mart sold 969 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale representing yet another huge increase on the year.

Trade was, as with other centres, back on the week with buyers at the ringside remarking on a percentage of the lambs presented requiring further finishing.

The best end of well fleshed lambs still sold well and peaked at £98 for heavyweight texel crosses from Brian Miller, Harnham and at 213 ppk from Dave Brodie, The Chesters for similar sorts.

Leading Prices

Texel x £98 Harnham Cottages £97 The Fawns, £96 The Chesters, £95 Elf Hills, Black Callerton, The Chesters, Catcherside, £94.50 Elf Hills, £94 & £93.50 Bavington Hill Head, £93 Coldwell, White Hill,The Fawns (Twice), Dene House, £92.50 Catcherside, £92 East White Hill, £91.50 Harnham Cottages, £91 West Grange, £90.50 Buteland, £90 Low Chesterhope, The Chesters (Twice)

213.3p The Chesters, 212.5p East Newham, 212.2p The Fawns, 211.4p The Fawns(Twice), 210p Dykehead, 208.5p The Fawns, 204.6p The Chesters, 202.3p Buteland, 202.1p Catcherside, 201.2p Dykehead, 200.0p East White Hill & Black Callerton, 198.9p Harnham Cottages, 197.9p Elf Hills, 197.8p Dykehead, 197.7p Harnham Cottages & Black Callerton, 197.6p Harnham Cottages (Twice) , Low Chesterhope Farm , East Newham,& Black Callerton, 196.8p Catcherside

Suffolk  £95 &, £87 Brixter Hill, £86.50 Rugley Walls, £85.50 Dene House, £85 Rugley Walls,£80 Black Callerton & Dene House

192.3p Holystone, 192.2p Rugley Walls, 184.2p Great Bavington, 183.3p Holystone, 181.3p Brixter Hill, 180.9p Rugley Walls

Mule £91 Brixter Hill – 171.7p

Cheviot Mule £93.50 Holystone – 191.5p

Cast Ewes & Rams

A good show of both in-by and Hill bred cast ewes once again sold well to our active buyers peaking at £107 for NC Cheviots from M/s Conley, Barrasford Green and at £106 for texel crosses from M/s Murdoch, Duck Lane Farm Bedfordshire. Mule ewes sold to £88 from the same home and big hexham type blackface ewes sold to £74 from Airey Brothers, Brownchesters.

Leading Prices

Suffolk x £100 Brownchesters

Texel x  £106 & £98 Duck Lane Farm & Rugley Walls,£96 Duck Lane Farm, £92 Brownchesters

 Mule £88 Duck Lane Farm, £84 Brownchesters £74.50 & £63.50 Duck Lane Farm

Cheviot Mule:£88 & £84 Barrasford Green

Blackface: £74 & £62 Brownchesters

Swale: £56 Brownchesters

North Country Cheviot £107, £93, £88 Barrasford Green

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 18th August 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Four nice clean heifers from father and son fat cattle producers, Chris and Andrew Johnson of Paxton Dene sold to a high of 237.5p/kg and £1255.50

Limousin Heifers – £1255.50, £1226.26, £1207.82 & £1092.50 Paxton Dene

237.5p, 232.5p & 230.5p (x2) Paxton Dene

Cast Cows & OTM

A fantastic trade for cast cows this week even with some very lean sorts amongst the line up!  Hexham’s reputation for selling good commercial cows is increasing week on week in the North East with four cows selling in excess of £1310.

M/s J Lee & Sons, Morley Hill, Whitfield sold British Blue x cows to £1474.69, whilst M/s W&JA Longlands, Rusheylaw enjoyed a fantastic trade selling to £1457.53

C&C Farming, Flotterton Cottage sold a smart Limousin x cow to 194.5p/kg

Many plainer cows selling in excess of 135p/pk ensuring an average this week of 148.20p/kg which is 15p/kg more than most centres yesterday and many more could have been sold.  We seek more and more cows weekly.

For entries and enquiries please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1293.29 Flotterton, £1241.18 Rusheylaw, £1232.25 Dunns Houses, £1193.26 Hallington High Farm, £1188.40 Flotterton Cottage

194.5p Flotterton Cottage, 167.5p Rusheylaw, 165.5p Hallington Hill Farm, 163.5p Flotterton, 161.5p Dunns Houses

Charolais – £1457.53 & 168.5p Rusheylaw

Angus -£1266.54 & £970.26 Flotterton, £867.18 Hallington High Farm, £840.75 Great Bavington

154.5p & 151.5p Flotterton, 147.5p Great Bavington, 145.5p Hallington High Farm

British Blue – £1474.69 Morley Hill, £1347.24 Rusheylaw, £1123.20 & £1096.20 Hallington High Farm

180.5p Morley Hill, 175.5p Hallington High Farm, 167.5p Low West House, 163.5p Rusheylaw, 157.5p & 150.5p Hallington High Farm

Simmental - £1316.70 Allendale Farm, £926.83 Morley Hill

157.5p Allendale Farm, 141.5p Morley Hill

Beef Shorthorn - £1031.73 & 144.5p Blueburn

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Another big show (2147) of lambs forward but not as good an overall show on the week.  Best sorts still very good to sell but plainer kinds, especially those lacking flesh, were harder work.  The overall average, whilst less, still finished in excess of £2 per kilo

Top price of 284.2p was for a superb pen of Beltex x lambs from Andrew Reay, West Moorhouses.  Loadman sold to a top per head at £114 and £111

Texel x – £114 & £111 Loadman, £107 East Wharmley, £106.50 Loadman, £105 & £104.50 Quarry House, £103 Quarry House (x3) & South Farm, £101.50 Partridge Nest, £101 Town Farm, £, £100 East Wharmley, West Moorhouses, Lough Green, Baal Hill, Springwell Cottage, Loadman & Town Farm, £98.50 Thockrington & Loadman, £98 East Wharmley & Low Brunton, £97 East Wharmley & Thockrington, £96.50 High Eshells, Little Swinburne & Springwell Cottage, £96 East Wharmley, Grange House & Low Eshells, £95.50 Low West House, West Shields & Cawfields, £95 East Wharmley, Little Swinburne, Aydonshields & Warksfield Head, £94.50 Loadman, Town Farm & Springwell, £94 St Oswalds, Round Meadows (x2), Little Swinburne, Lough Green & South Gunnerton, £93.50 Tedcastle, Burn Tongues & Springwell Cottage, £93 Rare Dean

248.8p Quarry House, 248.7p East Wharmley, 240.5p West Moorhouses & Town Farm, 238.1p West Moorhouses & Lough Green, 237.8p East Wharmley, 235.4p Little Swinburne, 234.1p South Gunnerton, 231.7p Little Swinburne, 228.6p Grange House, 228.3p Quarry House, 227.4p Low West House, 223.8p Lough Green & Little Swinburne, 223.2p Little Swinburne, 222.5p Low Eshells, 220.7p Partridge Nest, 220.2p East Wharmley, 220p West Moorhouses, 219.2p St Oswalds, 219.1p East Wharmley, 218.3p West Moorhouses, 217.9p Aydonshields, 217.8p East Wharmley, 216.7p Midgeholme, 215.9p East Wharmley, 215.4p East Newham & Partridge Nest

Dutch Texel x – £97 Willimoteswick, £96.50 & £95.50 Burntongues, £95 (x2) & £90 Willimoteswick, £88 Burntongues

232.9p Burntongues, 231p & 262.2p Willimoteswick, 214.6p Burntongues, 214.3p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £102 Baal Hill, £98.50 & £95 Thockrington, £93.50 Thockrington & Rare Dean, £93 Bingfield & Thockrington, £92.50 China Hall, £92 Thockrington, £91 Brownsleazes, £90.50 Bingfield & Woodlands Hall, £90 Fairspring & Lunns House

208.1p Bingfield, 204.7p South Gunnerton, 202.2p & 201.2p Bingfield Farm, 201.1p Brownsleazes & China Hall, 200p Baal Hill, 197.8p Brownsleazes, 197.5p Merryshields, 196.7p Bingfield, 195.2p Thornley Hall Farm, 194.8p Rare Dean, 193.9p Codlaw Hill, 193.8p Thockrington, 192.6p Woodlands Hall, 191.7p Thockrington, 190.9p Woodlands Hall

Beltex x – £108 Low West House, West Moorhouses & Quarry House, £107 Low West House, £106 West Moorhouses, £104 Low West House & West Moorhouses, £103 Low West House, £100 West Moorhouses, £98 West Moorhouses, £97 St Oswalds, £96 West Moorhouses, £94 (x2), £92 & £90 Low West House

284.2p West Moorhouses, 274.4p & 263.4p Low West House, 263.2p West Moorhouses, 260p Low West House & West Moorhouses, 258.5p West Moorhouses, 257.1p Quarry House, 251.2p Low West House, 246.2p & 245p West Moorhouses, 241p Low West House, 236.6p St Oswalds, 230.8p & 229.3p Low West House, 229p South Gunnerton, 228.2p Highford, 224.4p Low West House, 220p Highford, 217.1p St Oswalds, 200p Grange House

Charollais x – £83 & 193p Low Barns

Bleu D’Maine x - £94 & 223.8p Lough Green

Kerry Hill - £97, £92.50 & £80 Tedcastle

196.8p & 183p Tedcastle

Cheviot x - £74 & 194.7p Edges Green

Cheviot Mule - £80 & 190.5p Riding Farm

Mule - £94.50 & £93.50 Quarry House, £91.50 Bulls Hill, £91 Bulls Hill & Warksfield Head, £88 Brownsleazes, £85 Warksfield Head, £83.50 Cowden Burn

200p Brownsleazes, 198.9p Quarry House, 194.7p Bulls Hill, 194.2p Cowden Burn, 189.3p Riding Farm, 188.1p Bulls Hill, 185.3p Quarry House, 184.8p Warksfield Head

Blackface - £71.50 7 188.2p Edges Green

Jacob - £60.50 Low Barns

Cast Ewes and Rams

 Ewes sold to a top of £64 from Crescent Farm.

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 14th August 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their Special prize show and sale of store cattle to celebrate the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the opening of the new mart premises on Tyne Green which took place in 1995 and the modern, four ring auction complex is still as pristine and fit for purpose today as it was quarter of a century ago.

The company are very proud of the complex and the way in which it brings together farmers from across the region with those from further-a-field in the provision of a first class auction. Indeed it is the auction ring which continues to lead as the optimum method by which to market livestock of all classes as proven in recent months against the uncertainty of Covid-19 when the resilience of the system has been evident with values at a constant high.

The prize show was kindly sponsored by long-standing supporters of this sale; Hodgson Toyota (Newcastle) and Zoetis Animal Health and the company are grateful for their continued association with this important day on the calendar.  The show was conducted under strict guidelines with the health and safety of all involved paramount at all times and presiding as master judge was Mr Steven Dale, Helperby, York; a steadfast buyer round the Hexham ring and one that purchased the very first store beast sold through the new mart twenty=five years ago. 

Twenty-five top quality cattle were put before the judge by noted breeders and exhibitors from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria and North Yorkshire and Mr Dale commented that the quality on show was a delight to behold.  Having worked through some hard fought preliminary breed classes a shortlist of the judges three favoured class winners were brought forward to contest the overall championship; three sleek black types which had all been bred by their exhibitors.

After fair consideration and due regard for the finer points of all three animals the judge awarded the Supreme Championship to the first prize Limousin cross steer from John Smith-Jackson, High Town, Haltwhistle who also scooped the JW Smith-Jackson Perpetual Challenge Cup presented in 2002 in memory of his late father for the best calf bred by the exhibitor.  The family name is now engraved on the trophy nine times since the initial presentation, by far and away the most prolific and undoubtedly a proud accomplishment for the nationally renowned cattle showman.   

The reserve champion rosette was awarded to a similarly well-presented and shapely black Limousin cross heifer which had shone in her previous class of no-fewer than 11 exhibits which had been bred by Roly Carr, Little Bavington.  Bred from Mr Carrs best pedigree British Blue cow the heifer was strongly fancied however it was the High Town bullock that was favoured by noted steer finisher ‘Ben’ Dale.

Prize Show

Native or Other Continental x Steer

First Prize               Holywell (AAx)

Second Prize         Holywell (AAx)

Third Prize             Holywell (Her x)

Charolais x Steer

First Prize               Coldwell

Second Prize         Coldwell

Charolais x Heifer

First Prize               Old Deanham

British Blue x Steer

First Prize               Ricknall Grange

Second Prize         Harwood Shield

Limousin x Steer

First Prize               High Town

Second Prize         Ricknall Grange

Third Prize             Harwood Shield

Limousin x Heifer

First Prize               Little Bavington

Second Prize         Swarland Old Hall

Third Prize             The Knarr

Best Calf Bred by Exhibitor

M/s Smith-Jackson – High Town – Limousin x Steer

Overall Champion

M/s Smith-Jackson – Hightown – Limousin x Steer

Reserve Overall Champion

M/s Carr, Little Bavington – Limousin x Heifer

A superb catalogue of 743 head of top quality cattle, increased by over 100 head on the year attracted buyers from all over the country and the high rates attained at Hexham in recent weeks were not only maintained but surpassed to the delight of vendors, many of whom reported increases in excess of £100 over and above levels seen at the special spring sales.

The pinnacle of the sale was at 12 noon when the champion and reserve were brought under the hammer and both animals were sought after. The champion quickly travelled to £1500 and seemed to settle yet a late flourish of bidding saw the bullock climb to £1580 being knocked down to weekly buyer at Hexham Ian Bowe, Northallerton.   It was however the reserve champion heifer, perhaps with the option of a future in the breeding herd that topped the sale also travelling in a flash to a similar ‘mid-way’ halt then lifting again to change hands at £1650 and being taken home by Messrs Robinson, East Alwent, Darlington.

With finished prices at their highest for some time the air of expectation for a buoyant trade was proven with trade setting off at a pace and remaining so for the duration of the day.  Older, forward cattle peaked at £1450, twice, for two pairs of strong bullocks – two limmys and two blues from Robert Gray, Low Hall, Amble whilst heifers topped at £1440 from Matt Findlay, Hallington High; a great advertisement for the sale of his Suckler herd of fifty cows here at Hexham next Friday the 21st August.

Older Angus cross sorts also sold well and peaked at £1380 for a big heifer from Messrs Metcalf, Fairley and also later for a hefty bullock from Messrs Tweddle, Springwell proving native cattle still command a premium at Hexham.

The bulk of cattle sold on the day were in the 12-15 month age bracket and highlights here were plentiful and too numerous to mention in full.  Gordon & Julie Sedgewick Ricknall Grange sold the best of their offering; an outstanding home-bred British Blue cross bullock at 14 months which traded well at £1490 to Andrew Whitwell, Bolster Moor, Huddersfield whilst Messrs Reed, The Knarr, Brampton sold their third prize Limousin heifer at £1360 to Declan Foley, Capheaton.

The youngest class; those at ten months of age and under were likewise in big demand and these were topped; for both steers and heifers by Messrs Proctor, Swarland Old Hall.  The noted pedigree bull breeders presented a pure bred steer which scaled to a staggering £1335 whilst a heifer sister levelled at £1290.  Messrs Lee, Harwoodshield followed with a trademark well-bred steer that cashed at £1275 whilst Colleen MacDonald, Light Birks topped the blue section with a steer at £1245.

A simply magnificent show of quality met with a trade to match at Hexham and the auctioneers would like to thank both vendors and purchasers alike.  Producers with cattle yet to reach the marketplace are urged to contact our team to take advantage of these rates and we draw the attention of herdmasters to the August beef breeding sale next week which will include three herd dispersals from Messrs Litt, Paradise; Messrs Findlay, Hallington High and Messrs Patterson, Halton Red House. Details are available from the Mart Offices on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1400 Lunns House, £1360 Hay A Park, £1350 Lunns House, £1280 Luns House (x2) & Hay A Park, £1230 Old Deanham, £1210 Hay A Park, £1200 Dovecote, £1190 Old Deanham, £1050 Dovecote

Limousin x heifers - £1350, £1240, £1170 & £1150 Watling Bungalow, £1140, £1100 & £1020 Old Deanham

British Blue x steers – £1290, £1240 & £1190 High Farm

British Blue x heifers - £1440 & £1235 High Farm, £1130 Slealands, £1100 High Farm, £1090 Old Deanham & High Farm (x2), £1000 High Farm

Simmental x steers – £1370 High Farm

Angus x steers - £1370 & £1300 Fairley, £1290 Bankfoot (x2), £1280 Fairley (x2) & Bankfoot, £1270 Bankfoot (x2), £1250 Fairley, £1240 High Farm, £1230 Fairley, £1180 High Farm

Angus x heifers – £1290, £1250, £1140 & £1110 Fairley

Hereford x heifers - £1000 Old Deanham

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1370 Hay A Park, £1240 Grange Farm, £1210 Coldwell, £1200 Hay A Park, £1140 Springwell

Charolais x heifers – £1320 Old Deanham, £1200 Tenter House, £1100 Grange Farm

Limousin x steers – £1360 Lunns House, £1330 High Alderheads & Low Hall, £1310 & £1300 Low Hall, £1280 Hay A Park, £1270 Lunns House, £1250 Low Middleton, £1240 Old Deanham, Dovecote & Low Hall, £1230 Coldwell, £1220 Dovecote, £1200 Dovecote & Hay A Park, £1190 Hay A Park, £1170 Dovecote (x2), £1130 Low Haswell (x2), £1090 Hay A Park & Low Haswell, £1070 Low Haswell, £1030 & £1000 (x2) Dovecote

Limousin x heifers – £1400 Steel Hall, £1300 Low Hall, £1280 Crowhall & Steel Hall, £1270 Paradise Farm, £1260 Old Deanham, £1240 & £1230 Crowhall, £1210 & £1160 Cheviot, £1100 Cheviot, Crowhall (x2) & Low Haswell, £1085 Paradise Farm, £1080 Stoneygate, £1070 & £1055 Woodhead, £960 Crowhall & Low Haswell

Blonde x steers – £1050 Hay A Park

British Blue x steers - £1030 Springwell

Simmental x steers – £1280 Hill Head, £1270 Hay A Park, £1150 Springwell, £1060 Hill Head

Angus x steers -£1380 Springwell, £1360 Low Hall (x2), £1290 Holystone, £1285 Church Farm, £1280 Holystone, £1260 Hill Head, £1255 Church Farm, £1230 Hill Head & Holystone, £1180 Hill Head, £1170 & £1140 (x2)Springwell, £1070 Buteland

Angus x heifers – £1380 Fairley, £1360, £1220, £1170 & £1110 High Fotherley, £1040 Fairley, £1000 Buteland, £960 Tursdale House, £955 & £890 Buteland

Hereford x steers - £1195 Church Farm, £1160, £1080, £1050 & £980 Hay A Park

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1340 & £1290 Coldwell, £1265 Tenter House, £1190 Coldwell & Grange Farm, £1145 Tenter House, £1140 & £1130 Grange Farm, £1115 Thornley Hall, £1100 & £1060 (x2) Grange Farm, £1050 & £1040 Thornley Hall Farm

Charolais x heifers - £1175 Tenter House, £1100 & £1080 Thornley Hall Farm, £1070 Grange Farm (x2), £1030, £970 & £900 Thornley Hall Farm

Limousin x steers – £1580 High Town, £1450 Low Hall, £1370 Steel Hall, £1340 Low Haswell, £1330 & £1310 Low Hall, £1300 Low Eshells, £1290 Armond Carr, £1285 Steel Hall, £1275 Armond Carr, £1260 Ricknall Grange, £1240 Holly Hill West, £1225, £1220 & £1205 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1200 Low Middleton, £1190 Little Bavington & Harwood Shield, £1165 Armond Carr, £1160 Holly Hill West, Armond Carr, Comb Hills & Woodhall, £1155 Tenter House & Wallend, £1150 High Alderheads & Hollin Close, £1140 Holly Hill West, £1130 Old Deanham & Tenter House, £1120 Low Eshells & Wallend, £1115 Howburn & Woodhead, £1110 Little Bavington, Ricknall Grange & Low Eshells, £1095 Woodhead, £1090 Howburn, Hollin Close & Armond Carr, £1080 Low Middleton, Laings Hill, Low Eshells & Tenter House, £1070 Howburn, Woodhead & Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), £1060 Laings Hill, Hollin Close, Low Eshells & Wallend, £1050 Linacres, £1030 Comb Hills, £1010 Ricknall Grange & Wallend, £990 China Hall, Birtleyshield, Wallend & Linacres, £980 Low Middleton, Ricknall Grange & Dyke Nook, £975 Woodhead, £975 Woodhead, £960 Low Eshells, £950 Birtleyshield, £930 Birtleyshield & Round Meadows, £910 Dovecote

Limousin x heifers – £1650 Little Bavington, £1360 The Knarr, £1350 Little Swinburne, £1335 Thornley Hall Farm, £1320 & £1310 (x2) Little Swinburne, £1300 Comb Hills, £1290 Nackshiven & Little Bavington, £1280 Crowhall, £1270 Nackshiven, £1245 Middle Heads, £1240 Wallend, £1230 Little Swinburne, £1220 Crowhall, Nackshiven (x2) & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1200 Little Swinburne & Harwood Shield, £1190 Little Bavington & Paradise Farm, £1180 Little Swinburne, £1165 Tenter House, £1150 Crowhall, £1145 Laings Hill, £1140 Low Eshells, £1130 Woodhead & Low Eshells, £1125 Middle Heads, £1120 Nackshiven & Woodhead, £1110 Crowhall & Woodhead, £1100 Crowhall & Little Swinburne (x2), £1090 Steel Hall (x2) & Wallend (x2), £1080 Nackshivan (x2), Low Eshells, Paradise Farm & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1070 Crowhall, Woodhead & Low Eshells, £1065 Steel Hall, £1060 Watling Bungalow & Nackshiven, £1050 Watling Bungalow & Nackshiven, £1045 Tenter House, £1040 Westerheugh, Little Bavington & Ricknall Grange, £1035 Comb Hills, £1030 Laings Hill, Woodhead, Low Eshells & Wallend, £1025 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1020 Westerheugh, £1010 Crowhall, £1000 Crowhall, Nackshiven & Woodhall, £995 Linacres, £990 Middle Heads & Crowhall, £985 Low Eshells, £980 Ricknall Grange, £970 Nackshiven, Steel Hall & Paradise Farm, £960 Linacres & Middle Heads, £945 Little Bavington & Woodhead, £940 Thornley Hall Farm & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £930 Laings Hill, £915 Round Meadows, £910 Low Haswell & Laings Hill

Blonde x steers – £1370 & £1320 Brownsleazes

Blonde x heifers – £1290 Brownsleazes

British Blue x steers – £1490 Ricknall Grange, £1450, £1290 & £1180 Low Hall,£1080 Harwood Shield, £1060 Little Bavington, £940 Woodhall, £910 Little Bavington

British Blue x heifers – £1070 Ricknall Grange, £1060 Little Bavington, £900 Ricknall Grange

Simmental x steers – £1140 Old Deanham

Simmental x heifers – £1300, £1170, £1160, £1130, £1120, £1100 & £1020 (x2) High Fotherley

Saler x steers - £980 Comb Hills

Angus x steers – £1270, £1190 & £1160 Aydonshields, £1100 Buteland, £1090 Grange Farm & Buteland £1080 Low Eshells & Buteland, £1065 Buteland £1000 Low Eshells, £990 Buteland, £945 & £935 East Butsfield, £910 Tursdale House

Angus x heifers – £1170, £1100 & £1085 High Fotherley, £1030 Watling Bungalow, £1000 Grange Farm

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1000 & £970 Wydon, £940 Edges Green, £850 Wydon

Limousin x steers – £1335 Swarland Old Hall, £1275 Harwood Shield, £1125 Edges Green, £1115 Pitland Hills, £1110 & £1100 Harwood Shield, £1095 Woodhall, £1080 Swarland Old Hall, £1080 Harwood Shield, £1070 Pitland Hills, £1060 Edges Green (x2), £1045 Linacres, £1040 Swarland Old Hall, £1010 Dyke Nook, £1000 Linacres & Round Meadows, £990 Pitland Hills & Dyke Nook (x2), £940 Birtleyshield, £930 Burnbank, £920 Dyke Nook & Linacres, £910 Round Meadows & Burnbank, £905 Howburn, £900 Pitland Hills & Burnbank

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Swarland Old Hall, £1100 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1075 Paradise, £995 Woodhall, £960 Dyke Nook, £915 Burnbank, £910 China Hall & Round Meadows, £900 & £890 Dyke Nook

British Blue x steers – £1245 Light Birks, £1085 Harwood Shield, £900 Light Birks

British Blue x heifers – £960 Light Birks

Angus x steers – £930 & £840 New Rift

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A good show of Cast Ewes and Rams again met a strong trade with nine buyers around the ring.

A pair of Texel ewes from M/s JR&A Mews, Chapel House sold for £132

Mule ewes sold to £92 for a pen of 8 from M/s H Huddleston, Round Meadows.

Cheviot ewes sold to £93 from M/s L&BN Urwin, Lynnshield.

More wanted for next week, please contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £132 Chapel House, £100 Thornley Hall Farm

Texel x –£116 Greenside, £111 Kirkley Hall, £102 Chapel House & Harewalls, £100 Round Meadows, £97 Thornley Hall Farm, £96 Agars Hill, £94 Agars Hill & Grange House, £90 Harewalls, £89 Grange House, £88 Harewalls, & Percy Arms

Suffolk x – £96 Cheviot & Grange House, £86 Thornton Tower

Leicester - £94 Round Meadows, £91 Stotsfold

Cheviot – £93 Lynnshield

Mule – £92 Round Meadows, £91 Cheviot, £88 Thornton Tower, £85 Errington Red House, Grange House & Round Meadows, £84 Errington Red House, £83 Harewalls, £80 Stotsfold, £79 Well House

Blackface – £58 Thornton Tower

Swaledale – £74 Round Meadows

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its 25th Anniversary Prize Show and Sale of 3433 catalogued Store Lambs.  This year the show was very ably judged by Mr Alan Bell, Thelthwaite Farm, Dalston.  Credit must go to our faithful vendors’ because it must be said that had to be the best show of lambs seen at Hexham.  The trade followed suit with twenty pens (253) lambs smashing the £100 barrier!

After much deliberation Mr Bell chose the Beltex winners from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope Farm as his Overall Champions and proceeded to back his judgement and bought the Champion Pen for £116.

The Reserve Championship went to the Dutch Texel x pen from M/s TR&EA Milburn, Wallend which went on to realise £104.  This was the start of an unbelievable trade for the Milburn’s whose fantastic run of Pure Dutch Texel Ewe Lambs sold to £141 for a pen of 10.  A pen of 20 sold to £128 and headed to North Walian countryside, and following that another pen of 20 selling for £127.  The Milburn’s run of lambs went on to average £117.49

Mule lambs again easily cashed this week at Hexham selling to £85 from Mr M Day, Carlcroft, Harbottle.

M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill sold a good panful to £83.  This section just averaged a couple of pence short of £70 and more Mule lambs needed next week.

A lot of fresh faces here at Hexham this week, coming from, Scotland, Wales and Southern England ensuring a fantastic trade throughout with a sale average of £79.09 and many more could have been cashed to vendor’s advantage.

For entries for next week’s sale please call Drew or Jack on 07854361967 or 07739440457 or our office on 01434 605444

Prize Show

Class 1 – Texel

First Prize               High Eshells

Second Prize         Fallowfield

Third Prize              Whittonshields

Class 2 – Beltex

First Prize               Middle Horsleyhope

Second Prize         Needless Hall

Third Prize             West Moorhouses

Class 3 – Other Continental

First Prize               Wallend

Second Prize         Bridgeford

Class 4 – Suffolk

First Prize               Lynnshield

Second Prize         North Hanging Wells

Class 5 – Mule

First Prize               Crindledykes

Second Prize         Agars Hill

Third Prize             Wolf Hills

Champion Pen

M/s Robson, Middle Horsleyhope - Beltex

Reserve Champion Pen

M/s Milburn, Wallend – Dutch Texel

Texel - £100 Greenside, £79 Amos Hill

Texel x – £109 West Shipley, £107 Whiteside Birtley, £105 High Eshells, £103 Branchend, £101 High Eshells & Whiteside Birtley, £94 Rosehill & Blue Gables, £93 The Lee, £91 Settlingstones, £90 Amos Hill, £89.50 Settlingstones, £89 Snitter, £88 Settlingstones & Lambshield

Dutch Texel x - £141, £128, £127, £113, £110 & £104 Wallend, £91 Fallowfield

Suffolk x – £92.50 Lynnshield, £85 Castle Nook, £83 Hepple Whitefield, £82 North Hanging Wells & Lynnshield, £81 & £78 Hepple Whitefield

Beltex x - £116 Middle Horsleyhope, £106.50 Needless Hall, £106 Middle Horsleyhope, £104 Wallend & Needless Hall, £103 West Moorhouses, £99 Needless Hall, £98 West Moorhouses

Beltex (Pure) – £105.50, £95 (x2) & £90 Jolly Body

Leicester - £76.50 Low Struthers

Ryeland – £85 Peel Flatt

Cheviot Mule - £77 Carlcroft, £71 Low Struthers

Mule – £85 & £84 Carlcroft, £83 Agars Hill (x2), £80 Amos Hill, £79.50 Crindledykes

Swaledale - £63 Rattenraw

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 12th August 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap mart sold 1115 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale representing an increase of 280% on the year. Trade was in line with other centers on the same day with a steady demand for all classes, that said the sale average 210.2ppk or £90.58 for 43.1kg. The heavyweight sorts peaked at £103 from Dave Brodie, The Chesters whilst three more lots sold at £102 from Tuthill, Broomhope and South Kirkheaton. Jonta Walton saw the peak of the lightweight trade at 250 ppk for 38kg Beltex cross.

Contact Chris Armstrong on 07808 721957 or any of our auctioneers to enter stock for next week’s sale.

Leading Prices

Texel x £103 Chesters, £102 Broomhope, Tuthill, South Kirkheaton, £101  Catcherside, East White Hill, Bolam West Houses, £100 Broomhall, Buckshaw, £99 Butterknowes, Chesters,(twice) High Baulk, £98.50 Chesters, £98 High Baulk, Black Callerton(twice) and Bolam West Houses, £97.50 Tuthill, £97 Catcherside, Holling Hill, £96.50 Chesters, South Kirkheaton

250p , 242.4p, 237.5p Grangemoor, 233.3p Broomhall, 230.8p East Newham, 230.6p Matfen High House, 229.5p Bridgeford, 228.2p The Fawns, 225p Thornton Tower, 224.4p, 223.8p The Fawns, 221.6p Broomhall, 221.1p Hareshaw, 220.2p Grangemoor, 220p Matfen High House, East Newham, 219.3p Chesters, 219.1p Dene House, 218.8p East Newham, 218.2p Chesters, 217.4p Broomhall, 217.1p Rugley Walls

Suffolk  £99 Dene House, £97 Thornton Towers, Holling Hill, £96.50 Flotterton, £93.50 Dene House, £91.50 Forrestburn Gate

215p Wittonshields, 212.8p Forrestburn Gate, 207.8p Dene House, 207p Flotterton, 206.4p Thornton Towers, 206.3p Dene House, 205.3p Flotterton, 202.1p Holling Hill,

Mule  £93.50 Holling Hill, £89.50 Coldwell, £87 Flotterton, Holling Hill, £86 Broomhope

203.3p ,202.3p Holling Hill, 202.3p Flotterton, 198.9p Coldwell, 197.6p Burnbank

Cheviot Mule £87 Flotterton 197.7p

Hampshire  £76 Runny Mede 200p

Blackface £75 Broomhope 178.6p

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 11th August 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Limousin Heifers – £1418.63 & 242.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1274.08, £1229.90 & £1147.45 Flotterton

226.5p, 225.5p & 216.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

Less cows about this week but would be again dearer on the week, especially the ¾ meat sorts.  Cows sold to 193.5p for a tremendous British Blue x cow from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope Farm.  M/s TL Forster & Son, Lowes Fell sold cows to 183.5 and 180.5p/kg

Cast Bulls sold to £1596.96 for a fantastic Simmental bull from Mr RM Johnston, High Fotherley.

OTM’S sold to 187.5p/kg for an Angus x from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton

Limousin – £1409.27 Colepike, £1346.53 Lowes Fell, £1343.86 White Hill, £1299.18 Lowes Fell, £1178.10 & £1091.25 Rusheylaw, £1050.73 Colepike, £1011.57 Colwell Demesne, £991.94 & £985.87 Agars Hill, £935.87 Midgeholme

183.5p & 180.5p Lowes Fell, 175.5p Colepike, 165.5p White Hill, 164.5p & 158.5p Agars Hill, 157.5p Rusheylaw, 153.5p Colwell Demesne, 152.5p Colepike

Angus -£1430.63 Flotterton, 1222.20 Rusheylaw, £1132.49 Springwell, £937.81 Springwell

187.5p Flotterton, 154.5p Springwell, 145.5p Rusheylaw, 144.5p Springwell

British Blue – £1445.40 The Steel, £1323.54 Middle Horsleyhope

193.5p Middle Horsleyhope, 182.5p The Steel

Charolais - £1463.025 & £1309.21 Springwell

165.5p & 158.5p Springwell

Simmental Bull - £1596.95 & 113.5p High Fotherley

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

The second largest show of the season forward.  A good show of lambs throughout saw the overall average increase by almost eight pence on the week with an overall average of £94.85 per head.

Top price was £120 for a Texel shown by Zak Housby from Peepy Farm and M/s Beveridge, Low West House sold Beltex x to 286.5p.

M/s Browell, Quarry House had a terrific pen of Mules at £100.50

Texel x – £120 Peepy Farm (Zak Housby), £110 Nilston Rigg, £108 High Fotherley, £107 Tedcastle & Camphill, £105 Little Swinburne (x2), High Lane House, St Oswalds, East House, Warksfield Head, Milbourne Town Farm & Rare Dean, £104 Little Swinburne (x2) & Camphill, £103.50 Satley & Bulls Hill, £102.50 West Shields & Bingfield Combe, £102 Little Swinburne, Cheeseburn Grange, Low Eshells & Camphill, £101.50 Rusheylaw, £100.50 Willimoteswick, South Gunnerton, Blue Gables, Cheeseburn Grange (x2) & Burntongues, £100 Stoop Rigg, Little Swinburne, High Eshells, St Oswalds (x3), Peepy Farm x2 (ZH), Willimoteswick, South Kirkheaton, Nilston Rigg, Low West House, West Shields, Low Eshells, Camphill & Linacres, £99.50 South Kirkheaton, Nilston Rigg & Bulls Hill, £99 Satley, High Eshells, Berwick Hill & Milbourne High House, £98.50 Satley, High Fotherley, South Kirkheaton (x2), Cheeseburn Grange, West Shields, Warksfield Head & Camphill, £98 Rusheylaw, Tedcastle, High Lane House, Moorgair, Nilston Rigg, High House (x2) & Bingfield Combe

254.8p Camphill, 253.7p, 250p (x2), 248.8p & 247.6p Little Swinburne, 243.2p Tedcastle, 239p Milbourne High House, 235.7p Berwick Hill & High Eshells, 232.9p Cheeseburn Grange, 232.6p Little Swinburne, 231.7p High Fotherley, 230.8p Peepy Farm (ZH), 230.5p & 230.3p St Oswalds, 230p & 229.3p East House, 227.6p Chesterwood, 227.4p High Fotherley, 227p Waterford, 226.3p Salmonswell, 226.2p East Newham & Low Eshells, 225.6p Watch Currock, 225p Cheeseburn Grange & Moorgair, 224.4p North Cocklake, 239.9p South Kirkheaton, Cheeseburn Grange & Camphill, £223.8p Midgeholme, Cheeseburn Grange, St Oswalds & The Ash

Dutch Texel x – £104 Willimoteswick & Burntongues, £101.50 Burntongues, £94.50 Willimoteswick

247.6p Burntongues & Willimoteswick, 236.1p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £112 Grindon Hill, £106.50 Rare Dean, £105 Halton Red House, £104.50 Sunniside, £102.50 Grindon Hill, £99.50 Sunniside & Black Hedley, £99 Halton Red House & Sunniside, £98 Humber Hill, £96 Grindon Hill, £94.50 St Oswalds & High Knitsley, £94 Berwick Hill, £93 St Oswalds & Black Hedley

225p & 221.1p Sunniside, 219.8p & 216.3p St Oswalds, 215.2p Halton Red House, 214.6p Merryshields, 213.3p Grindon Hill & Sunniside, 212.8p Woodlands, 211.4p Black Hedley, 210.5p Lunns House

Beltex x – 118 West Moorhouses, £110 Fell Lane, £109.50 Low West House, £109 West Moorhouses, £108 East House, £107.50 West Moorhouses & Low West House (x2), £106 Low West House, £105 West Moorhouses, £104.50 Low West House, £104 Little Swinburne & East House, £102 Little Swinburne, West Moorhouses & Linacres, £101 Low West House, £100 Little Brampton, £99.50 St Oswalds & West Moorhouses, £97 East House & Low West House, £96.50 West Moorhouses (x2), £96 & £94 St Oswalds

286.5p Low West House, 268.8p & 268.2p West Moorhouses, 261.3p Low West House, 260p Little Swinburne, 256p (x2) & 252.5p Low West House, 248.8p Little Swinburne, 247.4p West Moorhouses, 243.3p Low West House, 242.7p St Oswalds & West Moorhouses, 242.5p East House, 241.3p West Moorhouses, 240p East House

Charollais x – £105, £104 (x2) & £102.50 Sunniside, £96 Merryshields, £94.50 Sunniside, £93.50 Low Staples

231.1p, 227.8p, 225p & 218.8p Sunniside, 218.2p & 217.5p Merryshields, 217.4p Low Staples, 216.7p Sunniside, 214.3p Merryshields

Kerry Hill - £103 Willimoteswick

Cheviot Mule - £92 & 219.1p Highwood

Mule - £100.50 & £94.50 Quarry House, £92 North Cocklake, £90.50 Hotbank, £90 Highwood, £88 Stone Stile

226.3p Hotbank, 219.1p North Cocklake, 214.8p & 209.4p Quarry House, 209.3p Highwood, 204.7p Stone Stile

Blackface - £82 Stoop Rigg, £75 Hotbank

200p Stoop Rigg, 192.3p Hotbank

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 7th August 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 77 Store Cattle.  A very mixed show of cattle this week which sold well and maintained last week’s rates.

Charolais x steers from M/s RH Thompson & Son, Whins Farm, Bishop Auckland sold very well to £1330.  M/s Walker Brothers, Satley sold Simmental x steers to £1310

More dairy bred cattle forward with plenty of purchasers ringside for such sorts with British Friesian steers from Mr RW Turnbull, Tosson Glebe selling to £830

Younger cattle were again easily cashed with a yearling Charolais x heifer from M/s AR White, Low Staples, Hexham realizing £1020.

A reminder for next week’s Anniversary Show and Sale.  A show for unhaltered cattle only.

For entries and enquiries call our Auctioneers on 01434 605444

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1330, £1290, £1270, £1265, £1200, £1170 & £1160 Whins Farm

Limousin x steers – £1030 Tosson Glebe

Simmental x steers – £1310 Satley, £1240 & £1225 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x steers - £1060 Sandybreas, £1035 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x heifers – £1120 & £1040 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1010 Tosson Glebe, £900 China Hall

Limousin x steers – £1280 Stoneygate, £1255 Fairspring, £1180 Stoneygate

Limousin x heifers – £1140, £1130 & £970 East Newham, £940 Comb Hills

British Blue x heifers – £1030 East Newham

Simmental x steers – £1270 Satley

Angus x steers -£1050 Partridge Nest

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1050 Throp Hill, £1000 Low Staples

Charolais x heifers - £1020 & £940 Low Staples

Limousin x heifers – £1070 Low Staples, £985 China Hall, £940 East Newham, £900 Comb Hills & China Hall

British Blue x steers – £1000 Intake Bungalow

British Blue x heifers – £900 Comb Hills

Simmental x steers – £1260 & £1255 Satley, £960 Blue Gables

Angus x steers – £1095 Throp Hill, £1070 Partridge Nest, £1060 Throp Hill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Cast Ewes met stronger demand with ten active purchasers ringside and all keen for sheep.

Topping at £121 was three strong Texel x ewes from M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne

Sixteen Texel x ewes from the same home sold for £116

All Texel x ewes averaged £93.87

Mules were easily cashed, selling to £90 for a pen-full from Mr B Watson, Baal Hill

Hill sheep sold to £82 from Sewingshields.

More wanted for next week, contact Jack 07739440457

Texel x – £121 & £116 Little Swinburne, £110 Comb Hills & South Hallington, £104 Little Swinburne & Steel Hall, £103 Little Swinburne, £101 Woodland House, £98 Little Swinburne, £95 South Hallington, £94.50 Grange House, £94 Woodland House, £93 Steel Hall, £92 Hillcrest & Hownsgill, £91 Little Swinburne (x2), £88 West Haydon & South Hallington, £86 Grange House (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £96 Little Swinburne

Suffolk x – £111 Woodland House, £105 Hownsgill, £104 & £86 Grange House

Leicester - £72 Hesleywell

Zwartbles - £69 Hillcrest

Ryeland - £81 Steel Hall

Mule – £90 Baal Hill, £88 Comb Hills, £83 Little Swinburne, £81 Baal Hill, £80 Grange House, £78 Barker House, £76 Hownsgill

Blackface – £82, £60 & £55 Sewingshields, £47 Buckshaw, £46 Cleughfoot

Swaledale – £57 Bulls Hill, £56 East Unthank, £54, £48 & £47 Hesleywell, £46 Buckshaw

Jacob - £52 Hillcrest

Hill Radnor – £57 Hillcrest

Store Lambs

Store lambs once again a very strong trade with buyers for all classes.

Topping the sale at £116 was an outstanding pen of 18 Beltex x Ewe Lambs from M/s TR&EA Milburn, Wallend Farm selling to a local purchaser.

12 Texel x ewe lambs from Greenchesters Farm sold to £110 heading into Cumbria.

Wether lambs sold to £107.50 from the same home.

Mules sold to high rates with 352 averaging £70.09 topping at £75.50 for a pen of 40 from M/s TD & M Moore & Son, Softly Farm.

Next Friday is our 25th Anniversary Show of Store Lambs.

Pens of 20 with classes for Texel, Beltex, Other Continental, Suffolk, Mule & Hill.

Entries and Enquiries to Jack on 07739440457 or Drew on 07854361967 by 10am Monday.

Texel x – £110 & £107.50 Greenchesters, £100 & £96 Highmoss, £95 Bank Top House, £92 Broadgates, £91 Greenchesters & Westwood, £89 Moss Kennels & Snitter, £88.50 Greenchesters, £87.50 Snitter, £86.50 Grange House, £86 Billerley & Snitter, £85.50 Low Struthers, £85 Armonside, Twain Cottage & Settlingstones, £83.50 Branchend, £82.50 Broadgates, £82 Highmoss & Settlingstones, £80.50 Moss Kennels, £79 Stone Hall, Cowden & The Hott, £78 Settlingstones & Bank Top House (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £106 Aimshaugh, £93 Chapel House, £89, £88 & £85.50 Aimshaugh, £81 Bridgeford, £80 Aimshaugh, £79 Amos Hill, £78 Bridgeford

Suffolk x – £90 & £88 Laburnum Cottage, £87 Broadgates, £86 North Hanging Wells, £84 Greenchesters, £77 Broadgates, £75 North Hanging Wells, £74.50 Nafferton Farm

Beltex x - £116 Wallend, £106 & £98 Woodland House, £97 & £94.50 Wallend, £88 Chapel House, £87 High Knitsley, £86.50 Mickley Moor, £84 Hownsgill & Chapel House, £82 & £80 (x2) Woodland House

Ryeland - £94 & £78 Holme Dene Cottage

Mule – £75.50 Softley, £75.50 North Hanging Wells, £74.50 Edges Green, £72 Wolf Hills & East Unthank, £68 Mill Hill, Sanders Close & North Hanging Wells

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 5th August 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap at their weekly sale sold 686 prime and cast sheep. Lambs peaked at £105 for heavyweight texel crosses from Dene House, Grange House (x2) and Wagtail. 240ppk was paid for some super beltex crosses from Carl and Edward Fawcett, Well House and the sale averaged 215ppk for 43.2kg to realise £92.93 throughout. With six buyers negotiating at the ringside, numbers of all classes are now required to meet demand.

Contact Chris Armstrong on 07808 721957 or any of our auctioneers to enter stock for next week’s sale.

Leading Prices

Texel x £105 Dene House, Grange House, Wagtail, £103.50 High Baulk, £101 Bolam West Houses, Catreen, £100 Chesters, High Baulk, Wagtail, Wittonshields  and Bolam West Houses, £99 Pitland Hills, £98 High Baulk and Town Farm £97.50 Coldwell, £97 Grange House (x2) and Black Callerton £96 Grange House, Well House £95.50 Matfen High House, Colwell Hill, Elrington Hall and Catreen, £95 Chesters, Coldwell, Pitland Hills £94.50 Dene House

240.0p Well House, 235.0p The Fawns, 232.5p Elrington  Hall 228.1p The Fawns and East Newham, .237.9p High Baulk, 227.5p East Newham, 226.8p Black Callerton, 224.4p Town Farm and Well House, 223.8p Matfen High House, 223.7p Colwell Hill, 223.2p Elrington Hall, 222.2p High Baulk, 222.1p Catreen, 220.9p Chesters, 220.7p East Newham, 219.5p Chesters, 218.6p Pitland Hills, 218.3p Catreen, 217.4p Grange House, 216.3p Town Farm, 215.9p Pitland Hills, 215.6p High Baulk and Black Callerton

Suffolk x £98 Colwell Hill, £96.50 Black Callerton, £95.50 Middle White Hill and Elrington Hall, £91 East Newham £90 Well House

227.5p East Newham, 225.0p Well House, 222.1p Elrington Hall, 219.3p Black Callerton, 208.5p Colwell Hill, 207.6p Middle White Hill and 207.5p

Mule £99 Black Callerton, £97.50 Pitland Hills, £91.50 Middle White Hill, £89.50 Black Callerton, Pitland Hills, £76 Middle White Hill

213.1p Pitland Hills, 208.1p Black Callerton, 207.5p Pitland Hills, 206.3p Black Callerton, 203.3p and 200.0p Middle White Hill

Leicester £96 The Shield 168.4p

Cast Ewes & Rams

Cast ewes met a level trade peaking at £98 for Suffolk x, £97 for Texel x and £79 for Mules all from Messrs Walton Ogle Castle

Leading Prices

Suffolk x £98 Ogle Castle, £85 Dene House, £84 Wagtail, £82 Grange House

Texel x £97 Ogle Castle, £96.50 Butterknowes, £91 Grange House, £90 Well House, £89 Butterknowes, Well House, £84 Colwell Hill, £80 Wagtail

Mule £ 79, £71 Ogle Castle, £70 Colwell Hill and Bolam West Houses

Blackface £59 Wagtail

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 4th August 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Charolais Heifers – £1364.28, £1320.23, £1250.78 & £1188.85 Flotterton

229.5p, 225.5p, 217.5p & 201.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1255.38 & £1209.30 Flotterton

217.5p & 213.5p Flotterton

Young Bulls

Angus - £1248.72 & £1179.32 Braidley

181.5p & 179.5p Braidley

Simmental - £1530.37 & 174.5p East Todholes

Cast Cows & OTM

More cast cattle forward this week taking advantage of the recent trade seen at Hexham.  M/s G&JH Tomlinson & Son, Sunniside sold a well fleshed British Blue x cow to £1374.62 whilst another Co Durham vendor, M/s G&EA Herdman, Lunns House sold Limousin x cows to £1331.33

Highest p/kg came from M/s Lewis Forster & Son, West Nubbock who sold a British Blue cow to 169.5p/kg

M/s Telfer Brothers, Make Me Rich made a welcome return to Hexham and sold Limousin x cows to 167.5p/kg

Trade on the whole mirrored previous week’s rates with a leaner and poorer offering this week.

More cows needed again next week.

Limousin – £1331.33 Lunns House, £1234.48 Make Me Rich, £1227.18 West Nubbock, £1215.70 Lunns House, £1211.76 Tedcastle, £1205 Make Me Rich, £1065.54 Lunns House, £1063.26 Coldwell, £1030.20 Stotsfold, £1021.68 Sunniside

169.5p West Nubbock, 167.5p & 163.5p Make Me Rich, 162.5p West Wharmley, 158.5p Lunns House, 156.5p Burntongues, 152.5p Lunns House, 151.5p Stotsfold, 150.5p Lunns House

Limousin Bulls – £942.18 & 111.5p Greencarts

Angus - £1323.48 Featherwood, £1154.43 & £1143.70 West Shields, £1119.83 Featherwood

158.5p & 157.5p Featherwood, 152.5p West Shields, 148.5p Sunniside

British Blue – £1374.62 Sunniside, £1330.62 West Nubbock, £1131.53 West Wharmley, £1075.08 Lunns House, £1054.88 Tedcastle £954.48, £941.80 Chirdon

165.5p West Nubbock, 160.5p West Wharmley, 155.5p Sunniside, 145.5p Chirdon & Tedcastle, 144.5p Lunns House

Simmental - £975.04 & 138.5p Lunns House

Hereford x - £833.77 & 138.5p Buckshot

British Friesian - £698.61 & 109.5p Peepy Farm

Holstein Friesian - £741.75, £695.53 & £588.28 Peepy Farm

107.5p (x2) & 95.5p Peepy Farm

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Not quite the big show of last week but again in excess of 1700 forward to average almost £90

Heavy lambs good to sell to a top of £127 from Errington Red House and Beltex lambs topped the price per kilo at 265p from Low West House.

Early entries invited for next week – Brian 07808 862792

Texel x – £121 Berwick Hill & Little Brampton, £115 Buteland, Warksfield Head & Humber Hill, £112.50 Baal Hill, £112 Halton Red House & Humber Hill, £110 Little Swinburne, £109 Hareshaw, £108 Burntongues, £107 & £105 (x2) Little Swinburne, £103.50 West Moorhouses & Town Farm Milbourne, £103 West Moorhouses, £101 Town Farm Milbourne, £100 Low Ardley & Fell Lane, £99 Buteland£98 High Eshells & Corneyside, £97.50 Little Brampton, Town Farm Milbourne, Buteland & Linacres, £97 Highwood, High Eshells, Berwick Hill (x2), Humber Hill & West Shields, £96.50 West Moorhouses, £96  Halton Red House, Great Chesters, Elrington Hall, Buteland, Corneyside & Watch Currock (x2), £95.50 Moralees & Low Eshells, £95 Errington Red House, Low Ardley, Great Chesters, Little Brampton, Bulls Hill, Low Eshells & West Shields

261.9p, 256.1p (x2) & 254.8p Little Swinburne, 239p Corneyside, 237.2p Buteland, 235.4p West Moorhouses, 235p Corneyside, 234.1p West Moorhouses, 232.1p Linacres, 231p Highwood & High Eshells, 230.5p Fell Lane, 229.3p Watch Currock, 226.7p Buteland, 225.6p East Newham, 225p West Moorhouses, 223.1p Buteland, 222.5p Nunwick, 222p Linacres, 221.4p Grange House, 221.2p Buteland, 220.6p Baal Hill, 219.5p Little Brampton, 219.4p Chesterwood, 219.1p Grange House, 218.3p East Uppertown, 218.2p Watch Currock, 218p Comb Hills, 217.9p Corneyside, 217.5p Little Brampton & Nu8nwick, 217.4p Linacres & Town Farm Milbourne, 217.1p Grange House, 216.7p Buteland, Nunwick & Low Eshells, 216.3p High Fotherley & Moralees, 216.1p Little Brampton

Dutch Texel x – £104 Burntongues, £91.50 & £90.50 Low West House

247.6p Burntongues, 220.7p Low West House, 220p North Cocklake, 217.9p Low West House

Suffolk x – £117.50 Baal Hill, £10, £97 & £96 Berwick Hill, £95.50 Halton Red House & Elrington Hall, £95 Halton Red House, £91.50 Black Hedley, £90 Merryshields

217.6p Baal Hill, 217.1p Halton Red House, 213.1p Elrington Hall, 211.9p Halton Red House, 210.7p Grange House, 208.7p Berwick Hill

Beltex x – £114 Little Brampton, £106 West Moorhouses & Low West House (x2), £102.50 Watch Currock, £99 Low West House (x2) & West Shields, £97 West Moorhouses, £94 & £93 Low West House

265p Low West House, 248.7p West Moorhouses, 247.5p Low West House, 244.1p Watch Currock, 241.5p Low West House, 231.1p Errington Red House, 230.2p West Shields, 229.3p Low West House, 225p Errington Red House, 223.5p Little Brampton, 220.8p West Moorhouses, 217.1p Low West House

Bleu D’Maine x – £86 & 191.1p Grange House

Cheviot Mule – £127 Errington Red House, £88 Riding Farm, £84 Bingfield Combe

211.7p Errington Red House, 195.4p Bingfield Combe, 183.3p Riding Farm

Mule - £103 Tenter House, £87 Warksfield Head, £86.50 Tenter House, £84 & £80.50 Hareshaw, £78 Hotbank

201.3p Hareshaw, 198.1p Tenter House, 195.4p Hareshaw, 193.6p Hotbank, 192.3p Thornley Hall, 192.2p Tenter House

Blackface - £77.50 & £70 Hotbank

180.2p & 175p Hotbank

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 31st July 2020

31st July 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their final sale in the month of July offered 141 head of store cattle.  With numbers forward slightly depleted due to good weather and the ringside company likewise trade was easier on the week albeit for a much more mixed show of quality than seen recently.

The sale peaked at £1250 for a shapely Limousin cross heifer from Brian Charlton, East Newham who concluded a great months trading at Hexham averaging £1087 for six sold at 15-16 months.  Bullocks peaked at £1200 for a big stretchy Limousin cross steer at 18 months out of a South Devon mother from PaxtonGreenshields, Stoneygate, Hougton Le Spring.

Angus cross cattle peaked at £1145 for a sizeable bullock at 16 months by a registered sire from new consignors to this centre; father and son team David and John Cheesbrough, Buildings Farm, Ryton.

Young cattle remain in demand with steers under ten months peaking at £1010 for a Limousin cross from Tony Harding, West End Town, Bardon Mill followed by a Blue cross at £1000 from Andrew Scott, Elf Hills, Cambo.  

As better weather prompts the combines and balers to roll numbers are sought for the sale next week and in particular for the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Prize Show and Sale which will take place on 14th August.  The show on the morning of the sale will be for unhaltered cattle only; will be judged in a strict socially distanced manner; only one representative per consignment will be permitted in the show lines and spectators will not be allowed.  For further details of the show and/or any of our forthcoming sales please contact Chris Armstrong on 07808 721957 or any of our team of auctioneers.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x heifers - £1200 East Newham

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1040 (x2) & £1000 Buildings Farm

Limousin x steers – £1200 & £1140 Stoneygate, £1100 Low Staples, £930 Hopefoot

Limousin x heifers – £1195 Taylor Burn, £1070 East Newham, £1005 China Hall

Angus x steers -£1100 Glebe Farm, £880 Hedley West

Angus x heifers - £1050 Buildings Farm

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x heifers - £1100 China Hall, £1030, £1000 (x2), £980, £970, £960, £930 (x2) & £880 Oxclose

Limousin x steers – £1105 & £1040 Colwell Demesne, £1000 Intake Bungalow, £990 Colwell Demesne, £980 Low Staples, £890 Hopefoot

Limousin x heifers – £1250  East Newham, £1050 East Newham & Low Staples, £1025 East Newham, £1020 China Hall & Taylor Burn (x2), £1005 China Hall, £1000 & £995Taylor Burn, £980 Low Staples, £950, £945 & £940 Taylor Burn, £930 East Newham, £920 & £900 Taylor Burn

British Blue x heifers – £1180 Taylor Burn, £1000 Buildings Farm, £995 Taylor Burn, £955 Buildings Farm

Simmental x steers – £1050 Intake Bungalow

Angus x steers – £1145 & £1090 Buildings Farm, £1070 Intake Bungalow, £1035, £1000 & £990 Buildings Farm

Hereford x steers - £1040 Buildings Farm, £1015 Intake Bungalow

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1010 & £850 West End Town

British Blue x steers – £1000 & £850 Elf Hills

Angus x steers – £800 West End Town

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Cast ewes and rams sold to a steady trade topping at £118 from M/s WH Davison, Lough Green for two Texel ewes.

M/s K Smith & Son, East Greenridge sold 36 Texel x ewes to average £91.08

Hill ewes topped at £84 for some Cheviots from Steel Hall.

Eight buyers were present.

More wanted for next week.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel Tups- £108 & £94 Low Ardley

Texel x – £118 Lough Green, £100 Grange House, £99 Aydonshields, £97 Lough Green, £94 East Greenridge (x2), £88 Edges Green, £87 Grange House & East Greenridge, £85 Low Houselope, Dukesfield Hall & West Wharmley, £83 Aydonshields

Suffolk x – £92 Grange House, £90 Aydonshields, £89 Bankshead

Leicester - £80 Hotbank

Cheviot – £84 Steel Hall

Mule – £83 West Wharmley, £80 Brownsleazes, £78 Grange House, £74 Brownsleazes, £71 Dukesfield Hall & Grange House

Blackface – £68 Brownsleazes, £60 Hotbank, £59 & £56 Brownsleazes, £54 & £53 Hotbank, £52 Cleughfoot

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of 2469 Catalogued Store Lambs which sold to a high of £110 for a fantastic pen of Dutch Texel x lambs from Mr James Latimer, Chapel House, Brampton.

Beltex x lambs sold to £107 from M/s M&L Churchyard, Hownsgill, Co Durham, whilst two pens of Texel x lambs sold to £100 from Mr S Harrison, Aimshaugh and M/s RH & D Thirlwell, Hetherington.

The better end of lambs were easily sold again with many pens selling between £80 & £90.  The plainer, first crossed Mule lambs would be slightly easier on the week.

A larger entry of Mule lambs this week which sold to £73.50 for a pen from M/s WD & B Thompson, East Unthank and an average of £67.50 for 250 throughout the section.

More lambs needed each week to satisfy demand.  Please call Drew Patrick 07854361967 or Jack Walton 07739440457 with entries for next week.

Texel x – £100 Aimshaugh & Hetherington, £93 Hetherington, £90 Homilton, £88 Errington Red House, Haggate, Hetherington & Laburnum Cottage, £87 Haggate, Hetherington, White House Eastgate & Burnbank, £86 Greenchesters, £85.50 The Laws & Burnbank, £85 Cooper House, £84 Wittonshields (x2), Hetherington, Stone Hall & Harsondale

Dutch Texel x - £110, £98.50 & £92 Chapel House, £88.50 Fallowfield, £87 East Flass

Suffolk x – £87 & £85 Cooper House, £84 Newbiggin, £81 Cooper House, £79 Snabdough

Charollais x – £83 White House Eastgate

Beltex x - £107 & £96.50 Hownsgill, £94 East House

Mule – £73.50 East Unthank & Penpeugh, £72 & £70 (x2) Harsondale

Crossbred – £91 Cooper House, £87 East Flass

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 29th July 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Auction Mart held their summer prize show of prime lambs and cast ewes kindly sponsored by Robson & Prescott Vets, Morpeth and expertly judged by Mr Philip Parkin of Parkin Family Butchers, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire.

With an entry of 1468 sheep, representing an increase of 400% on the corresponding sale last year, the judge was presented with over thirty show pens from noted producers from all over Northumberland and even far travelled sheep from County Durham.

Many commented on the quality of lambs presented and how pleasing it was to see the mart full of sheep once again.

Having given each and every pen his full consideration and handling, the judge was faced with five class winners from which the champion pen were to be selected.

The emergent victor was William Hall, New Houses with a beautiful pen of five well matched Beltex cross lambs at 44kg bred from his renowned Hallington based flock of commercial ewes that utilise the best traits of several continental breeds and his own pedigree ram genetics to produce fantastic fat lambs for the modern market.

Mr Parkin awarded the Reserve Champion rosette to another family of regular consignors at Scots Gap; Messrs Sparke, Little Swinburne for their first prize pen of Dutch Texel lambs, another level eye catching pen which weighed in at 42kg.

The judge was keen to give an additional commendation for what he considered to be a ‘Great pen of shop lambs’ from Carl & Edward Fawcett, Well House, for their first prize pen of Suffolk cross lambs and only their second consignment of lambs to this centre since there relocation to Coquetdale from Yorkshire.

Prize List

 

Champion

E & I Hall, New Houses

Reserve Champion

WR Sparke & Sons, Little Swinburne

Highly Commended

CR Fawcett, Well House

Texel cross

1st – Messrs Urwin

Matfen High House

2nd - Messrs Beveridge

Low West House

Beltex cross

1st – Messrs Hall

New Houses

2nd – Messrs Beveridge

Low West House

Other Continental cross

1st – Messrs Sparke

Little Swinburne

2nd – Messrs Beveridge

Low West House

Suffolk cross

1st – Messrs Fawcett

Well House

2nd – Messrs Robson

Dene House

Mule

1st – Messrs Charlton

Tenter House

2nd – Messrs Raine

Townfoot

 

 

 

Lowland Ewes

1st - Holystone Estate

(Suffolk x)

2nd – Holystone Estate

(Suffolk x)

Hill Ewes

1st – Holystone Estate

(Cheviot)

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The Company would like to thank all involved with the show, our sponsors, judged and all exhibitors.

With fourteen purchasers represented , buyers witnessed the best entry in terms of both quality and quantity seen in The Gap for several years and trade buoyant due to a number of factors, not least the Muslim Festival of Qurbani, vendors enjoyed a level in line with other centres throughout the entire sale.

The Champion pen were the first lambs to be sold and after presenting William Hall with the handsome Ian Mitchell Memorial Trophy, the judge thanked all for their efforts and commented on the high standards throughout. The smashing pen of five set off at a pace and quickly travelled to £148 (336ppkg) selling to Joe Siswick for Cranston’s Butchers, and these lambs will be available from their Cattle Market Shop, Hexham from next Tuesday.

The Reserve Champion pen from Messrs Sparke came next and these scaled to £112 at 42kg (266ppkg) and were purchased for WMH Farm Fresh Meats, Haydon Bridge.

The first prize Suffolk crosses from Well House followed at 43kg sold for the same price of £112 (260ppkg) to Parkin Family Butchers, Goole 

Completing the quartet of high street butchers sourcing lambs from Scots Gap was Bellingham Craft Butchers that favoured the smart and shapely pen of second prize Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Beveridge, Low West House that were secured at £106 per head.

Besides show lambs, heavy lambs sold well to £110 on three occasions; twice from John Sanders, Bavington Hill Head and also from Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene, all three lots selling to Paul Watson for Worsley Meats

Leading Prices

Texel x - £110 Paxton Dene & Bavington Hill Head, £108 Coldwell, £106 Oakdene, £105 Chesters, St Oswalds & Buteland, £104 The Fawns & Black Callerton, £102 Tuthill, Bavington Hill Head & Buteland, £100.50 Chesters, £100 Paxton Dene (x2), Chesters, Oakdene, West Grange, New Houses & Barrasford Green (x2), £99 Barrasford Green, £98 Paxton Dene, Black Callerton & Matfen High House, £97 Little Swinburne, Matfen High House, Cornhills, Low West House, The Fawns & Paxton Dene

247.4p Paxton Dene, 241.5p Barrasford Green, 241.0p Low West house, 239.5p Matfen High House, 237.5p Nunwick, 235.0p Paxton Dene & Cornhills, 234.2p & 233.3p Matfen High House, 231.7p & 231.3p Nunwick, 231.3p St Oswalds, 231.0p The Fawns, 230.8p High Fotherley, 230.0p Matfen High House, 229.3p Well House (x2), 228.8p St Oswalds, 228.6p East White Hill, 228.2p St Oswalds, 228.1p New Houses & Little Swinburne

Beltex x – £148 New Houses, £106 Low West House, £97 Well House, £96 & £92 Low West House

336.4p New Houses, 271.8p Low West House, 242.5p Well House, 240.0p & 230.0p Low West House

Dutch Texel x - £112 Little Swinburne, £98 Low West House

266.7p Little Swinburne, 251.3p Low West House

Suffolk x - £112 Well House, £107 Dene House, £102 Holystone Estate, £100 Dene House (x2), £98 Black Callerton, £97 Tuthill, £96 Holystone Estate, £94 Low West House, £93 East White Hill, £92 Dene House, £91.50 Holystone Estate, £91 Well House, £90 Dene House

260.5p & 222.0p Well House, 215.0p East White Hill, 214.0p Dene House, 213.6 Low West House, 213.3p Holystone Estate, 209.3p & 209.1p Dene House, 208.5 Black Callerton, 208.3p Rugley Walls & Dene House

Charollais – £110 & 200.0p Bavington Hill Head

Cheviot Mule – £102 Bavington Hill Head

222.0p Barrasford Green

Mule - £90 Tenter House (x2) & Coldwell, £87 Tenter House, £85 Townfoot

207.3p Townfoot, 202.3p Tenter House, 195.7p Coldwell

Blackface - £70 & 189.2p Townfoot

Cast Ewes & Rams

Cast sheep sold inline with the previous weeks trade peaking at £115 for a Texel ram from Peter Charleton, Little Harle and to £100 for the Champion pen of Suffolk cross ewes from Holystone Estate and the same price also for some of the same type from Little Harle as well

Leading Prices

Texel - £115 & £98 Little Harle, £82 Black Callerton

Texel x - £98 & £92 Holystone Estate, £90 Well House, £86 Little Harle, £85.50 Well House

Suffolk x - £100 Holystone Estate & Little Harle, £96 & £90.50 Holystone Estate

Mule - £82 Dene House & Black Callerton, £80.5 Holystone Estate, £80 & £69 (x2) Blackhalls

Cheviot - £84 & £71 Holystone Estate

Blackface - £71 Little Harle

Swaledale - £53 Blackhalls

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 28th July 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Limousin Heifers – £1225.98, £1201.92, £1099.49 Tone Hall

230.5p, 225.5p & 220.5p Tone Hall

Charolais Heifers – £1068.88 & 215.5p- Tone Hall

Cast Cows & OTM

An unbelievable trade for cast cows today, which will be the dearest seen at Hexham.  A new purchaser in attendance for the better, well finished cows ensured a flying trade with Limousin x cows from M/s Pickering, Fairspring Farm selling to 199.5p/kg to Atkinson Livestock Ltd.

Highest grossing cow came from Chris Curry, Low Burradon with a Pedigree Charolais cow from his Burradon herd selling to £1532.93 to new purchaser Mr S Mallon, Armagh.

Non farm assured sold to £1295.87 for Limousin x from Mr AW Wigham, Todhillwood.

Lean cows in high demand with many, very lean, old girls selling between 120p/kg and 130p/kg.

Sale average well up on the week with thirty two cows selling to average 152p/kg

More cows desperately needed to meet current demand.  Please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1295.87 Todhillwood, £1268./82 Fairspring, £1206.84 South Kirkheaton, £1205.83 Brownsleazes, £1186.25 Todhillwood, £1185.58 West Nubbock, £1119.69 Hallington New Houses, £1064.20 Farnbury, £1002.06 Spittalshield

199.5p Fairspring, 175.5p Hallington New Houses, 173.5p Brownsleazes, 169.5p South Kirkheaton, 165.5p Todhillwood, 163.5p Hudspeth, 162.5p Todhillwood, 158.5p West Nubbock, 156.5p Farnbury

Angus -£898.87 South Kirkheaton, £879.63 Kirkley Hall

138.5p South Kirkheaton, 134.5p Kirkley Hall

British Blue – £1208.54 Brownsleazes, £1175.81 Fairspring

169.5p Brownsleazes, 153.5p Fairspring

Charolais - £1532.93 & £1398.70 Low Burradon

179.5p & 177.5p Low Burradon

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

An increase of almost 700 lambs on the week and more than double the corresponding sale last year saw a significant jump in the trade.  Best quality export types were very keenly sought after selling to a top of £120 and 285.9p from Andrew Reay, West Moorhouses.  The overall average per head £96.06 (for 2422 sold) was almost identical to last week.

Entries for next Tuesday please to Brian on 07801862792 or ring the office.

Texel x – £118 East Wharmley, £115 St Oswalds, Lingey Field, Buteland & Quarry House (x2), £113.50 St Oswalds, £112.50 Quarry House, £112 Springwood, £111 Cheeseburn Grange, £110 Errington Red House, Woodlands Hall, Quarry House, Little Swinburne, East Wharmley & West Shields, £109 West Moorhouses, £107.50 Codlaw Hill (x2), Nilston Rigg & Nunwick, £107 Cheeseburn Grange, High Fotherley, Halton Red House, West Moorhouses & Buteland, £106.50 Watch Currock (x2) & West Shields, £106 Little Swinburne, £105.50 Codlaw Hill & Quarry House, £105 Cheeseburn Grange, Buteland, North Cocklake, Blue Gables (x2), Broomhall & Milbourne High House, £104.50 St Oswalds, Low Brunton & Milbourne Town Farm, £104 Springwood, Cheeseburn Grange, High Eshells, Blue Gables, Moorgair, Nilston Rigg (x2), Little Swinburne & East Wharmley (x2), £103.50 Lodge Farm, Springwood, Cheeseburn Grange, St Oswalds & Low Eshells, £103 Nunwick, £102.50 North Cocklake & Low Eshells, £102 West Moorhouses, Quarry House & Little Swinburne, £101.50 Moorgair (x2), East Wharmley, Dukesfield Hall & Midgeholme, £101 Watch Currock, £100.50 Corneyside (x2), £100 West Mill Hills, High Eshells, Merryshields, Lingey Field, Corneyside, South Gunnerton, East House, North Cocklake, Bulls Hill, East Newham, Woodlands Hall, Bingfield Combe & West Shields

262.2p Nunwick, 261p West Moorhouses, 253.8p East Wharmley, 253.7p Little Swinburne, 253.6p Watch Currock, 252.4p Little Swinburne, 251.1p East Wharmley, 250p Milbourne High House, 248.8p Milbourne Town Farm, East Wharmley, Nunwick & West Moorhouses, 247.7p West Moorhouses & Watch Currock, 247.5p Little Swinburne, 246.4p St Oswalds, 245.7p Stotsfold, 245.2p Nunwick, 245.1p Corneyside, 245p Nunwick, 244.4p Little Swinburne & Quarry House, 243.9p Lingey Field, East House & East Newham, 242.9p Little Swinburne, 242.7p East House, 241.9p East Wharmley, 241.3p Cheeseburn Grange, 240.7p Lodge Farm, 239.6p Lingey Field & Quarry House, 239.3p Corneyside, 239.1p East Wharmley, 239p Errington, 238.9p Whitchester, 238.1p West Mill Hills, High Eshells & Corneyside, 237.5p Errington Red House, 237.2p Quarry House & East Matfen

Dutch Texel x - £115, £109.50 (x2) & £106 Willimoteswick

260.7p, 246.5p, 234.7p & 228.6p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £107 Broomfield, £106.50 Brownsleazes, £105.50 Halton Red House & Codlaw Hill, £101.50 Midgeholme, £100 Merryshields, Brownsleazes & Sunniside, £99.50 Black Hedley & Whitchester, £99 Springwood, £98.50 Merryshields & Sunniside, £97.50 Broomhall, £96 Woodlands, £95 Brownsleazes

231.6p Stone Stile, 226.7p Broomhall, 225p Springwood, 219.8p Halton Red House & Codlaw Hill, 218.9p Merryshields & Sunniside, 217.4p Brownsleazes, 215.1p Merryshields, 214.3p Sillywrea, 213p Brownsleazes

 

Beltex x – £120 (x2) West Moorhouses, £119 Watch Currock, £115 & £111.50 West Moorhouses, £110.50 & £108.50 Little Swinburne, £106& £105.50 West Moorhouses, £105 St Oswalds, £94 Longlea

285.9p & 285.7p West Moorhouses, 276.7p Watch Currock, 276.3p Little Swinburne, 272.7p & 265p West Moorhouses, 258.3p Little Swinburne, 257.3p West Moorhouses, 256.1p St Oswalds, 250p West Moorhouses (x2), 235p Longlea

Charollais x – £89.50 & 235.5p Fell Lane

Leicester x - £99 Codlaw Hill, 83.50 North Cocklake

206.3p Codlaw Hill, 203.7p North Cocklake

Mule - £94.50 Brownsleazes, £86.50 Whinnetley

211p Whinnetley, 196.9p Brownsleazes

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £90 Sweethope, £70 Springwood (x2)

Suffolk x - £80 Broomfield

Cheviot x – £75 Colwell Demesne

Mule – £63 Sweethope

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 24th July 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts offered just short of one hundred head of store cattle at their weekly sale as is typical at this busy time of year.  With new safety measures in place over thirty buyers assembled at the ringside, all observing social distancing, all protected by newly erected Perspex booths and screening and, as outlined by the Livestock Auctioneers Association everyone wearing a suitable mask or face covering.  Despite being a strange sight to witness our time honoured method of marketing cattle via live auction endures and in bringing together steadfast vendors and staunch purchasers another successful sale was conducted under such Covid-19 guidelines.

Bullocks peaked at £1370 for a smashing, ginger Charolais cross steer at 22 months from Robert and Kay Thompson, The Whins whilst heifer trade was topped at £1265 for a super smart black and white Limousin cross at 18 months which continued a great month of trading at Hexham for Brian Charlton, East Newham.

An outstanding packet of yearling type cattle were consigned by Peter Robson, Taylor Burn and ten bullocks were sold, no messing, in three lots; 3 charolais at £1250, three red Limmy bullocks at £1225 and 4 black ‘stablemates’ at £1190, all snapped up by the same Northallerton based regular at the Hexham ringside to average £1218 throughout.

A mixed show of Angus steers met a ready demand which, for yearling types peaked at £1100 for a smart sort from Henry Frater, Moorlaws, Alnwick followed by another from Messrs Faill, Hedley West, Stocksfield at £1090.

Buyers remain keen to source cattle and levels are greatly increased on the trade seen throughout Spring.  If you are contemplating selling cattle our auctioneers will be delighted to advise on how the Hexham store ring can maximise your returns.

Leading Prices;       

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1250, £1220, £1200 & £1170 Whins Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1180 Whins Farm

Limousin x heifers - £1100 East Newham, £1020 East Matfen

British Blue x heifers - £1100 East Newham

Angus x steers - £1090 Hedley West

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1370 & £1300 Whins Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1250, £990 & £930 Whins Farm

Limousin x steers – £1235, £1215 & £1090 Stoneygate, £1020 East Matfen

Limousin x heifers – £1265 East Newham, £1020 East Matfen, £1000 East Newham

Simmental x heifers – £1000 East Newham

Angus x steers -£1100 Moorlaws, £1010 Hedley West

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1250 Taylor Burn, £1240, £1170 & £1000 The Tofts, £890 Greyside

Limousin x steers – £1225 & £1190 Taylor Burn, £1055, £1010, £1000, £990 (x2), £985 & £915 (x2) Greyside

British Blue x steers – £1170, £1140 & £1035 Intake Bungalow

Simmental x steers – £935 Hedley West

Angus x steers – £1060 & £1040 Moorlaws, £910 & £855 Duncombe Moor,

Angus x heifers - £790 Moorlaws

Cattle 10 months and under

Angus x steers – £1010 Ricknall Mill

Angus x heifers – £830 & £825 Ricknall Mill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes & Rams

A strong show of mainly continental cast ewes sold to a stronger trade.

Texel x ewes topped at £106 twice from Alan R Lawson, South Farm and from M/s K Smith & Son, East Greenridge.

A tremendous run of 48 Texel x ewes from Alan R Lawson averaged £90

Swales topped at £69 for a pen of 16 from East Greenridge.

More wanted next week. Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £95 Hudspeth

Texel x – £106 East Greenridge & Grange House, £96 Satley & East Greenridge (x2), £95 Armonside, £94 South Hallington, Wydon & Blackburn, £93 Grange House, £90 Grange House (x2) & Armonside, £89 Satley, £88 Hareshaw Allotment, £87 Satley, £85 Grange House

Suffolk - £80 Hareshaw Allotment

Suffolk x – £98 & £95.50 Grange House, £94 Satley, £93 Blackburn, £90 Satley

Mule – £85 Blackburn, £78 South Hallington, £77 Blackburn, £76 & £70 East Greenridge

Blackface – £58 Hudspeth, £50 Penpeugh

Swaledale – £69 East Greenridge

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 1367 Store Lambs.  Wow, what a trade!  A nice show of lambs with more new vendors forward especially from the Weardale countryside.  More purchasers ringside ensured a fast trade with two pens of Beltex x lambs breaking the £100 barrier.  Mr A Scown, Wolsingham, Co Durham sold lambs to £108 and Mr JH Emerson, Haggate Farm, Eastgate sold a fantastic panful to £101.50.

A pen of 14 Texel x lambs from Mr DW Henderson, Westwood Farm sold to £99.00

Longer keeping, continental stores, would be slightly sharper on the week with many farming lambs selling between £73 - £78

A handful of longer keep Mule lambs in sold to £68 & £72.50

With this current demand for lambs please feel free to contact Drew with any enquiries and entries.

A reminder of our Anniversary show and sale for pens of 20 lambs with classes for all breeds on the 14th August.

Texel x – £99 Westwood, £98 Prospect Grange, £94.50 Haggate, £93.50 & £93 Wittonshields, £91 & £90 Cooper House, £89 Prospect Grange, £88 White House Eastgate, £85 Waite Farm, Stone Hall & Haggate, £83.50 West End, £83 Laburnum Cottage, £82 Newbiggin, Penpeugh & Chesterwood, £81.50 West End, £81 Wolf Hills, £80 West Shipley, £78.50 Waite Farm & Wolf Hills, £78 Newbiggin & Prospect Grange

Dutch Texel x - £95.50 Aimshaugh

Suffolk x – £94 Cooper House, £88 & £82 West Shipley

Beltex x - £108 West End, £101.50 Haggate, £98 Short Thorns, £87.50 Edges Green, £87 Low Struthers, £85 West End

Hampshire - £81.50 (x3) & £80 Pilmuir

Ryeland - £79 Chesterwood

Mule – £89 & £84.50 Penpeugh, £81 & £72.50 East Unthank

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Prime Lambs

Hexham & Marts at their Scots Gap Centre sold 770 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale representing another massive increase on the year.

With many vendors returning to the Scots Gap ring lambs peaked at £112 for a pair of heavy weight Texel crosses from Tony & Jack Fenwick, Crookdene and also at 246.2ppkg for half a dozen very well-bred 7/8 Texel crosses from Richard & Chris Thornton, Cornhills.

All classes once again were sought after, however, in-line with other centre’s averages eased slightly at 213.1ppkg with 43.2 kgs returning at £92.09 – a great improvement on the year.

Entries for next week’s sale and should be made to Chris Armstrong 07808 721957 or any of the Auctioneers.

Leading Prices

Texel x - £112 Crook Dene, £110 Catreen, £108 Town Farm, £107 Rugley Walls & Crook Dene, £105 Fairspring, Shaw Wood, Dene House, Tuthill & High House, £104 Tuthill, Town Farm, Grange House, Holling Hill & High House, £103 High Baulk, £102 Tuthill, Grange House & Cornhills, £101 Tenter House, Black Callerton & West Grange, £100 High Baulk, Holystone Estate (x2), £99 Crook Dene, £98 Dunns Houses & Molesden

246.2p Cornhills, 245p Molesden, 228.2p Longshaws, 225.6p Longshaws, 225p Longshaws, 223.8p Town Farm, 223.7p Holystone Estate, 223.1p Catreen, 222.2p Holystone Estate (x2), 221.4p Town Farm, 221.3p Town Farm, 220.5p Dene House,  Townfoot & Tenter House, 220.2p Rugley Walls & Town Farm, 219.8p High Baulk, 219.6p Crook Dene, 219.5p Dunns Houses, Cornhills, Dene House, Shaw Wood, 219.1p Crook Dene & Holystone Estate, 218.8p Tuthill, Fairspring 218.6p, 218.4p Rugley Walls, 218.3p Holystone Estate

Suffolk x - £106 & £103.50 Tuthill, £98 Holling Hill, £95.50 Dene House, £93 Black Callerton, £91 Middle White Hill, £90.50 Holystone Estate, £90 East Newham & Broomhope

220.7p Holystone Estate, 220.2p Tuthill, 213.1p Middle White Hill, 212.2p Dene House, 209.3p East Newham, 207.1p Holystone Estate, 206.8p Middle White Hill, 206.7p Black Callerton, 204.8p Broomhope

Mule - £90 Pitland Hills

207.3p Pitland Hills

Cheviot Mule - £94 Highwood, £93 Holystone Estate

214.6p Highwood, 206.7p Holystone Estate

North Country Cheviot -  £85 Holystone Estate

212.5p Holystone Estate

Blackface - £79 Bolam Lake House

202.6p Bolam Lake House

Leicester - £88 The Shield

200p The Shield

Hampshire - £83 Molesden

212.8p Molesden

Cast Ewes & Rams

A small and mixed entry of Cast Sheep sold well to a top of £116 for a Texel Ewe from Billy Findler, Tenter House and more of all classes could easily have been sold.

Leading Prices

Texel x - £116 Tenter House, £112 The Fawns, £106 Shaw Wood & The Fawns, £101 Well House, £99 Cornhills, £96 The Fawns, £95.50 Well House, £93.50 Tenter House, £93 Well House, £90 The Fawns

Suffolk x - £95.50 & £85 Brinkburn Newhouses

Blackface - £48 Bolam Lake House

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 21st July 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A good show of clean cattle with fresh faces to Hexham ring.  M/s JE Suddes & Sons, Rowley Farm brought a well fed Limousin x heifer that weighed well at 600kg and sold to 233.5ppk (£1401.00)

Selling to the same ppk was a lovely homebred Limousin x heifer from another new vendor, Mr A Crowder, Butsfield Burn selling to Mr T Brocklehurst on behalf of Bellingham Craft Butchers.

Limousin Heifers – £1401 Rowley, £1382.32, £1341.15. £1237.01 & £1225.53 Butsfield Burn

233.5p Rowley, 233.5p, 229.5p, 220.5p & 219.5p Butsfield Burn

British Blue Heifers – £1107.23 & 199.5p Cornhills

Cast Cows & OTM

A reduced entry of cast cattle due to folks silaging and starting the combines.  The cattle that were in though met an absolute flyer.  Dearest trade we’ve seen for the quality of cattle forward.  Cows sold to 167.5ppk for a Limousin x cow from M/s NG,KM & JG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law.  Highest grossing cow came from M/s W Walton & Sons, Dunns Houses realising £1300.95 for a Simmental x lady.

Cast Bulls sold to £1441.45 for an Aberdeen Angus from M/s CA & J Watmore, Holystone Estate.

With this current trade many more cows are needed here at Hexham.

For entries please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1256.25 Low West House, £1162.76 Kirkley Hall, £1107.54 Dunns Houses

167.5p Low West House, 159.5p Kirkley Hall, 146.5p Dunns Houses

Angus - £1147.36 Fell Lane, £913 Hedley West

126.5p Fell Lane, 137.5p Hedley West

Angus Bull - £1441.45 Holystone

Simmental - £1300.95 & £1149.66 Dunns Houses, £933.26 Hedley West

157.5p & 149.5p Dunns Houses, 139.5p Hedley West

Stabiliser - £970.75 & 137.5p Sweethope

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

The biggest show of lambs seen at Hexham in July for a very long time sold very well throughout and although the average per kilo was less on the week the overall average per head was only £3 back.

A very good show of well fleshed lambs topped at £124.50 from Board Inn and £124 East Wharmley.

Highest per kilo was Low West House at 254.6p

Texel x – 124.50 Board Inn, £124 East Wharmley, £123 Errington Red House & Watch Currock, £120 East Wharmley, £118 East Newham, £117.50 Low West House, £114 East Wharmley, £112 Low Eshells, £111 High Fotherley & East Wharmley, £110 Merryshields, North Cocklake, Corneyside & East Flass, £108.50 Warksfield Head, £108 East Newham, £107.50 East Flass, £107 Low Ardley & Nunwick, £106.50 Warksfield Head, £106 Great Chesters & Milbourne Town Farm, £105.50 High Fotherley, £105 South Gunnerton, East Flass & Watch Currock (PCH), £104 Merryshields, Low Ardley & Corneyside, £103.50 Moralees, Milbourne Town Farm, West Shields, Watch Currock & Board Inn, £103 Riding Farm, £102.50 Black Hedley & Milbourne Town Farm, £101.50 Low West House & Board Inn, £101 Stone Stile, £100.50 Highwood, Great Chesters, Berwick Hill & Nunwick, £100 North Cocklake, Woodlands, Low Eshells, Watch Currock & Satley, £99.50 Warksfield Head & West Shields, £99 East Wharmley, Corneyside (x3), Nunwick & Warksfield Head, £98.50 South Gunnerton & Elrington Hall, £98 Low Ardley (x2), £97.50 Glenhill, £97 Elrington Hall, £96.50 Elrington Hall, Merryshields, Great Chesters, Highford & East House

243.4p Nunwick, 241.5p East Wharmley & Nunwick, 241.3p East House, 240.7p Watch Currock, 238.1p Watch Currock & Satley, 237.2p East House, 236.1p Low West House, 235.7p Corneyside (x2), 235.4p Highford, 233.3p Low Eshells & Nunwick, 231.7p Hard Riding & East Wharmley, 230.8p East Wharmley & East Newham, 230.2p Corneyside, 230p Nunwick, 229.8p East Newham, 229.3p Nunwick, 229p Waterford, 228.4p Great Chesters, 228p East Wharmley, 227.8p China Hall, 227.7p Nunwick, 227.5p Comb Hills, 226.2p East Wharmley & East House, 226.1p Corneyside, 225p Corneyside & West Shields, 224.5p High Fotherley & Corneyside, 224p East Flass, 223.3p Nunwick, 223.2p East Uppertown

Suffolk x – £102.50 (x2) Black Hedley, £99 Elrington Hall & Lunns House, £97.50 Elrington Hall, £95.50 Satley, £94.50 Merryshields, £92.50 Sherburn Tower, £92 South Gunnerton, £91.50 Lunns House, £91 East Newham, £90.50 Elrington Hall

218.3p Elrington Hall & 218.3p Grange House, 217.1p Satley, 216.7p East Newham, 215.9p Merryshields & Berwick Hill, 215.5p & 215.2p Elrington Hall, 215.1p Sherburn Tower, 214.8p Merryshields, 214p South Gunnerton, 213.5p Black Hedley

Beltex x – £112 Low West House, £100.50 Linacres, £99 (x2) Low West House, £96.50 Linacres

254.6p, 241.5p & 235.7p Low West House, 225.7p Chesterwood, 225p Linacres

Charollais x – £93.50 & £92.50 Satley

220.2p & 217.4p Satley

Mule - £100 Riding Farm, £97 North Cocklake

206.4p North Cocklake, 204.1p Riding Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams

Ewes to £69 from Hill Crest

Store Cattle, Store & Breeding Sheep | Friday 17th July 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts offered 115 head of store cattle at their weekly sale and once again a small but select show sold well from start to finish with thirty-five buyers at ringside maintaining a safe social distance and complying with covid-19 precautions as recommended by The Livestock Auctioneers Association at all times. 

The sale peaked at £1345 for an outstanding Charolais cross bullock at 17 months which led the annual consignment at this time of year from James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown who saw his six powerful steers average £1200 and nine heifer sisters at the same age peak at £1160 and average £1087 representing a sizeable lift on the year with all lots selling to the same staunch return purchasers.

On the dedicated day in the month for native breeds the dearest heifer sold was a super, deep, square Aberdeen Angus at 27 months of age which scaled to £1280 for noted local pedigree Angus bull breeder Michael Lishman, Fell Lane, Barrasford. Angus cross bullocks sold well and close behind at £1270 and £1260 from regular consignor of the black breed; Dennis Burn, Aydonshield, Hexhamshire. 

Another run of well-bred Charolais cross heifers were brought forward by Messrs Thompson, The Whins, County Durham who saw their cattle continue in the same vein of trade as last week peaking at £1225 for a smart ginger heifer with bags of shape and averaging £1115 for 12 sold.

Also flying the flag for native breed cattle on the day were father and son team Richard and Shaun Barron, The Deans, Muggleswick who, having sold their Angus bred cattle earlier in the summer came to Hexham with their well-grown, level and upstanding run of South Devon bullocks at 15-17 months which topped at £1040 twice and averaged £1021 throughout.

With all classes of cattle and sheep continuing to sell at great rates despite the ongoing pandemic it is important that we all strive to protect ourselves and our time-honoured marketing method by following government and other guidelines in the fight against covid-19.  Therefore, as of Monday 20th July everyone attending the market must wear a face mask and continue to maintain social distancing and we thank all our customers in advance for adhering to these measures.

Leading prices;    

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1185 & £1130 Whins Farm

Limousin x steers – £890 Midgeholme

Angus x heifers – £1280 Fell Lane

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1345, £1300, £1200, £1130 & £1050 Edlingham Newtown

Charolais x heifers – £1225, £1210 & £1200 Whins Farm, £1160 Edlingham Newtown, £1130 Whins Farm, £1100 Wins Farm & Edlingham Newtown, £1080 Whins Farm, £1075 & £1060 Edlingham Newtown, £1040 Whins Farm & Edlingham Newtown, £1030 Edlingham Newtown, £1025 Whins Farm, £1010 Edlingham Newtown, £980 Whins Farm

Limousin x steers – £1175 Edlingham Newtown, £1140 & £1080 (x2) Stoneygate, £960 Burn Mill

Limousin x heifers – £1185, £1165, £1140 & £1100 East Newham, £1080 Holly Hill West, £1040 Raggetsyke, £1010 East Newham, £980 Holly Hill West

Angus x steers -£1270 & £1210 Aydonshields

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1010 Raggetsyke

Charolais x heifers - £1150 Edlingham Newtown

Limousin x steers – £840 & £830 Midgeholme

Angus x steers – £1260 Aydonshields, £1000 Parkside, £995 Hedley West, £990 Parkside & Throp Hill, £980 & £970 Parkside

Angus x heifers - £895 Hedley West

Hereford x steers - £875 & £800 The Tofts

South Devon x steers - £1040 (x2), £1030, £1020, £1010 & £1000 The Deans

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £900 Raggetsyke

Angus x steers – £890 Hedley West

Store & Breeding Sheep

Cast Ewes & Rams

A much larger show of Cast Ewes and Rams met varied demand with purchasers looking for quality with a 200% increase in numbers on the year.

A large difference in price was seen between the clipped sheep and the unclipped sheep.

Topping the trade was a strong Texel Ewe from C&C Farming, Flotterton Cottage selling for £130

Mules topped at £89 for 14 from Mr/s W&JA Longlands, Rusheylaw.

Horned Hill Ewes were harder to cash selling to £71 for a pen of Blackface Ewes from Mr JW Smith-Jackson, High Town.

Entries to Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £130 Flotterton Cottage, £116 Low Ardley, £104 Flotterton Cottage, £102 & £96 Low Ardley

Texel x – £100 Highside, £94 Low Ardley, £87 Grange Farm, £85 High Knitsley, £84 Burmoor, £82 Blackburn, £81 Fairview, £80 Steel Hall, £79 Highside

Suffolk – £116 Flotterton, £100 Steel Hall

Suffolk x – £92 Blackburn

Leicester - £90 Carry House

NC Cheviot – £88 & £71 Flotterton

Cheviot Mule – £84 Flotterton

Mule – £89 Rusheylaw, £87 Rusheylaw & Tone Hall, £82.50 Blackburn, £75 Carry House & Flotterton, £74 Carry House, £73 High Knitsley, £71 Tone Hall, £69 Tone Hall & Flotterton

Blackface – £71 High Town, £65 Penpeugh, £63.50 High Town, £62 Penpeugh, £60 & £59 Carry House

Swaledale – £58 & £52 High Town

Herdwick - £48 Comb Hills

Ryeland –£60 Steel Hall

Breeding Sheep

Two pens of Texel x Ewe Hoggs sold to £124 from Mr J Edgar, Fairview.

Texel x Hoggs - £124 & £100 Fairview

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of 1179 Store Lambs.  A slightly poorer show of lambs this week but lambs maintained last weeks’ rates of return with the better end of lambs easily selling over £80.  Medium keep, first cross out the Mule, lambs all sold between £68 - £75

Mr DW Henderson, Westwood Farm, Wylam sold tremendous Texel x lambs to £109 and £107.

James Bailey of Ivanhoe Livestock, Bedale, North Yorkshire made the trup north on the A1 and sold long keep Beltex x lambs to £86.50

A panful of Suffolk x lambs from M/s J&SM Ivison, Cooper House sold to £85

The first pen of Mules forward this season came from M/s W&PF Walton, Penpeugh and sold to £84.50 and the second pen from M/s Weatherson, Edges Green sold to £70.50

More lambs needed for next week.  All entries and enquiries to Drew Patrick 07854361967 or the office 01434 605444

Texel - £84 Middleton Mill

Texel x – £109 & £107 Westwood, £93 Cooper House, £92.50 Whittonshields, £89.50 Penpeugh, £86.50 Rennys Barn, £85 Chattlehope, £84.50 Rennys Barn, £84 Cooper House, £83 Penpeugh, £80 Armonside, Crowhall & Allergill

Suffolk x – £85 Cooper House (x2), £80 Penpeugh

Beltex x - £86.50, £81 Wyvill Grange

Mule – £84.50 Penpeugh, £70.50 Edges Green

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 15th July 2020

Prime Lambs

Hexham & Marts at their Scots Gap Centre sold 848 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale with the change of start time proving a resounding success.

A cracking show of lambs in terms of both quality and weight sold well to a competitive ringside of six buyers for all classes. The sale peaked at £114 for a super heavyweight Texel cross from John & James Foggin, Tosson Tower, purchased for Worlsey Meats by Paul Watson, Clitheroe. A cracking pair of well-bred Texel crosses at 41kg from David & Allan Johnson, Tuthill scaled to 245.1ppkg to the same buyer ringside.

A tremendous run of 173 lambs were presented by Chris & Janet Watmore, Holystone Estate, peaked at £110.50 (twice) to average a worthy £102 throughout for the Coquet Valley producers.

With numbers almost doubled on the week and increased ten-fold on the year, the switch to an afternoon sale has been embraced by many returning vendors that were rewarded with a competitive trade to average 228ppkg and £98 for 43kg across the sale.

Entries for next week’s sale and should be made to Chris Armstrong 07808 721957 or any of the Auctioneers.

Leading Prices

Texel x – £114 Tosson Tower, £110.50 Holystone Estate (x2), £110 High Baulk, Grangemoor, The Fawns, Holystone Estate, Halton Red House & Chesters, £109.50 Chesters, £109 Whittonshields & Holystone Estate, £108 Holystone Estate, £107 High Baulk, £106.50 Chesters, £106 East White Hill, £105 Chesters, £104.50 Dene House, £104 Crescent Farm, Black Callerton, High Baulk & Chesters, £103.50 High Baulk, £103 Coldwell, The Fawns & Tuthill, £102.50 & £102 Town Farm, £102 Halton Red House & Chesters, £101.50 Tosson Tower, £101 Whittonshields & Holystone Estate,

245.1p Tuthill, 239.5p East Newham, 238.5p Tuthill, 237.5P Halton Red House, 237.0p Holystone Estate, 236.8p Crescent Farm, 236.4p Black Callerton & Chesters, 236.3p The Fawns, 235.2p High Baulk, 235.0p Elrington Hall, 234.6p & 234.2p East Newham, 233.3p Holystone Estate & Town Farm, 233.0p Chesters, 232.9p Tosson Tower, 231.8p Town Farm, 231.5p Chesters, 231.4p Whittonshields & Holystone Estate, 231.3p Longshaws, 231.1p High Baulk & Crescent Farm, 230.5p Dene House, 230.2p Tuthill, Holystone Estate, The Fawns & Elrington Hall, 230.0p Crescent Farm

Suffolk x – £110 East White Hill, £105 Holystone Estate, £100 East White Hill, £99 Flotterton, £96 Coatyards, £94 Rugley Walls, £93.50 Tuthill, £93 Rugley Walls

230.0p Holystone Estate, 229.3p Rugley Walls, 228.6p Coatyards, 226.8p Rugley Walls, 218.8p Holystone Estate, 217.4p Tuthill & East White Hill

Hampshire - £89 & £86.50 Sea View

222.5p & 216.3p Sea View

Cast Ewes & Rams

A mixed show of 156 Cast Sheep sold well on the day easily matching and often exceeding levels seen at other local centres.

Heavy ewes peaked at £110 for Suffolk crosses from Jonta Walton, Grangemoor, with Mules selling to £91 from Dave Brodie, Chesters and Hill ewes selling to £105 from Messrs Sheldrake, Sea View, Blackies to £79 from Libby Bertram, Coldwell and Swales to £59.50 also from Sea View

Leading Prices

Texel x - £108 & £105 Chesters, £97 Bolam West House £90 Broom House & Dykehead, £87 Middle Coldcotes, £86 Broom House

Suffolk x - £110 Grangemoor, £105 Middle Coldcotes, £94 Grangemoor

Mule - £91 Chesters, £89 Bolam West House

Dorset - £93 Middle Coldcotes

Cheviot - £105 Sea View

Blackface - £79 Coldwell, £73, £69, £65 & £60 Sea View

Swaledale - £59.50 (x2), £55.50 & £55 Sea View

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 14th July 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Four Butchers heifers from Messrs TW Dinning & Son, Watch Currock sold well to 231.5ppkg and grossed to £1347.00.

More clean heifers needed next week.

Limousin Heifers – £1347, £1307.98, £1299.03 & £1297.88 Watch Currock

231.5p, 228.5p, 227.5p & 224.5p Watch Currock

Cast Cows & OTM

A very lean show of cows this week but trade still maintained last week’s rates. The ¾ fleshed cows still carried on to sell well over 145ppkg with the sale reaching 153.5ppkg for an older Charolais Cow from Messrs J & SM Ivison, Cooper House. Highest grossing cow came from Messrs RR Reay & Sons, West Moorhouses for a heavy Lim x Cow realising £1315.02.

Today showed we can sell all classes of cows at Hexham, wit potential purchasers for the very lean to purchasers for the very best.

Entries for next week are invited, please call Drew 07854 361967

Limousin – £1315.02 West Moorhouses, £1189.63 Flotterton, £1106.33 Allendale Farm, £1047.25 Stotsfold, £1024.32 Flotterton

153.5p Flotterton, 151.5p West Moorhouses, 148.5p Allendale Farm, 147.5p Stotsfold, 145.5p Flotterton

Angus -£1249.85 Hedley West, £1177.28, £1143.75, £1135.24, £1072.50 & £1038.59 Flotterton

152.5p Flotterton, 145.5p Hedley West, 141.5p & 140.5p & Flotterton

Charolais - £1128.23 Cooper House, £832.40 Hedley West

153.5p Cooper House, 131.5p Hedley West

Blonde – £944.19 Allendale Farm, £867.51 Middle Heads

134.5p Allendale Farm

British Blue – £1008.99 & 151.5p Paradise Farm

Beef Shorthorn - £1070.62 & £1007.37 Gallaw Hill

136.5p & 134.5p Gallaw Hill

Hereford - £941.88 & 137.5p Whiskershiel

South Devon - £1033.29 & 133.5p The Deans

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

The biggest show of lambs this season saw another lift in trade with all classes easily sold to a top of £118.50 from Laburnum Cottage and 266.7p Watch Currock.  The overall sale average per head was £96.65 – again a rise on the week.

Texel x – £118.50 Laburnum Cottage, £118 Glendale, £117 South Kirkheaton, £116.50 Grange House, £115 High Fotherley (x2) & High Yarridge, £113.50 Watch Currock, £113 High Fotherley, Grange House & Homilton, 112 Halton Red House, Low Brunton & Watch Currock, £111 West Shields, £110 Corneyside & The Laws, £109 Blue Gables, £108 Ridley Farm & High Eshells, £107.50 East Wharmley, £107 Corneyside & Glendale, £106 Low Brunton, East Wharmley & West Shields, £105.50 High Eshells & Watch Currock, £105 High Fotherley & Low Brunton, £103.50 Corneyside, Low Brunton, West Shields, East Wharmley & Elrington Hall, £103 The Laws, Homilton, East Wharmley & High Yarridge, £102.50 West Shields, £102 Blue Gables, £101.50b Low Brunton & Aydonshields, £101Watch Currock, £100.50 Fell Lane, East House & High House, £100 Merryshields, Low Brunton & Broomhall, £99.50 High Fotherley, £99 East House (x2), Aydonshields & Town Farm, £98 Thornley Hall Farm, Halton Red House, Hard Riding, Corneyside, South Farm & Stotsfold, £97.50 Errington, Grange House & East House

266.7 Watch Currock, 261p Corneyside, 258.5p East Wharmley, 255.8p Corneyside, 253.9p East House, 252.4p East Wharmley, 252.2p Watch Currock, 251.3p East House, 251.2p East Wharmley, 250p Errington, 247.5p East House, 246.4p Corneyside, 246.2p Fell Lane, 245.2p High Yarridge, 243.8p East House, 242.9p Blue Gables, 242.7p High Fotherley, 240.5p Watch Currock, 240.4p High Fotherley, 240p High Eshells & East House, 239.8p High Eshells, 239.7p East Newham, 239.3p Fell Lane, 239p Hard Riding, 238.9p East Wharmley, 236.1p Aydonshields, 235.9p Fell Lane, 235.4p Grange House, 235p High Yarridge, 234.8p Ridley Farm, 234.7p High Fotherley & High Yarridge, 234.4p Watch Currock, 233.8p Salmonswell & High Fotherley, 233.3p Corneyside, 233p West Shields

Suffolk x – £115 Merryshields & Baal Hill, £111 Baal Hill, £106.50 Brownsleazes, £104 Brownsleazes & Broomhall, £103 South Kirkheaton, £101 High Fotherley & Halton Red House, £97.50 Merryshields, £97 Lunns House (x2), £90.50 Sherburn Tower, £90 Broomhall

234.9p High Fotherley, 231.5p Brownsleazes, 231.3p & 230p Baal Hill, 229.6p Halton Red House, 228.9p South Kirkheaton, 226.3p Sherburn Tower, 226.1p Brownsleazes & Broomhall, 222.5p & 221.6p Merryshields, 220.5p Lunns House, 219.5p Broomhall, 217.1p Lunns House (x4)

Beltex x – £90 & 236.8p East House

Charollais x – £100 & £93 Errington

256.4p & 244.7p Errington

Cheviot Mule - £85 & 207.3p Riding Farm

Mule - £108 & 211.8p Brownsleazes

Store & Breeding Cattle & Store Sheep | Friday 10th July 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a small but quality entry; typical of this time of year which yet again sold well and was considerably dearer on the week.  The sale was topped at £1260 by a hefty charolais cross heifer at 22 months from Robert & Kay Thompson, The Whins, Bishop Auckland who sold twelve well-grown sorts to average £1128 throughout selling to many return purchasers.  Steers peaked at £1200 for a useful commercial steer at a similar age from Brian Charlton, East Newham, Ponteland and the best of the yearling trade was enjoyed by Messrs Walton, Greyside for their pen of twenty.  The renowned cattle rearing family saw purchasers from a 200 mile radius gather at Hexham to push their steers to £1120 and heifers to £1080.  Our auctioneers urge any producer with cattle to sell to consider next week’s sale at Hexham to take advantage of the great demand at the ringside. Entries are invited and should be made to the main office on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1260, £1215 (X2), £1155, £1150, £1090, £1080 (X3) & £1070 Whins Farm

Angus x heifers – £1050 Throp Hill, £1000 Shotleyfield, £990 Throp Hill

South Devon steers - £1080 & £1060 Shotleyfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1125 Whins Farm, £1070 East Newham, £1025 Whins Farm

Limousin steers – £1200 East Newham

Limousin heifers - £1200 & £1095 East Newham

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1090 Greyside, £1010 Throp Hill

Limousin x steers – £1120 & £1100 Greyside, £1090 Throp Hill & Greyside, £1075 & £1045 Greyside, £1000 Hopefoot, £960 Low Staples, £925 Hopefoot, £900 Low Staples

Limousin x heifers – £1185 East Newham, £1085 Low Staples, £1080, £1000, £980, £915, £910, £905 & £900 Greyside

Angus x steers - £1025 Throp Hill

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £810 Longshaws

Breeding Cattle

Heifers with Calves at Foot

British Blue – £1620 White House Slaley

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A large show of Cast Ewes and Rams for the time of year.  Nearly four times more than this time last year.

Leaner ewes continue to look a very strong trade with bigger ewes similar on the week.

Sale topped at £118 for a pair of Texel ewes from Mr RM Johnson, High Fotherley.

More continue to be wanted for next week.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel x – £118 High Fotherley, £106 West Wharmley & Rusheylaw, £101 Rusheylaw, £98 Rusheylaw (x3 & Elrington Hall, £96 Rusheylaw & Ravenside, £90 Rusheylaw, Cooper House, Blue Gables, Middle Farm & West Wharmley

Suffolk - £108 West Wharmley

Suffolk x – £94 West Wharmley

Leicester -  £110 The Steel, £96 The Steel & Shitlington Hall

Mule – £86 Elrington Hall & West Wharmley, £85 The Steel, £82 Elrington Hall, £80 Shitlington Hall, £76 Cooper House, £75 Shitlington Hall, £74 The Bridges, £73 Lunns House & Baal Hill

Blackface – £68 The Steel & High Town, £66 Carrick, Shitlington Hall & Harsondale, £62 High Town, £58 Laings Hill, £56 The Steel

Swaledale – £64 East Unthank, £60 & £58 Todhillwood, £55 East Unthank, £53 Wolf Hills, £52 Wolf Hills & Baal Hill, £51 High Town & Todhillwood

Store Hoggs

Store Hoggs continue to sell to high rates for the time of year.

Selling to £98 for 6 Suffolk x hoggs from M/s JB Cowan & Co, Morrowfield.

Store Hoggs will be sold in the Cast Ewe and Ram section from next week.

Texel x – £73 Morrowfield, £69 Cooper House, £60 Ravenscleugh

Suffolk x – £98 & £90 Morrowfield

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its grand opening sale of 1072 Store Lambs, which met an incredible trade with plenty of potential purchaser’s ringside making a very swift trade throughout.  Many more could have easily been sold to vendor advantage.  A much larger entry on the year averaged £7.50 more on the year.

New vendor to the Hexham ring, Dan Humble of Allergill Farm, Stanhope sold Beltex x lambs to £94.00

Texel x lambs from Mrs F Armstrong, Armonside Farm sold to £92.00

A fantastic run of Suffolk x lambs from M/s B&S Fell, Nafferton Farm, Durham sold to a high of £73.50 twice.

With this current buoyant trade we strongly urge producers to consider entering lambs for the next and upcoming sales.

For entries next week please call Drew on 07854361967

Texel x - £92 Armonside, £88 Low Brooms, £81.50 Bankshead, £81 Stone Hall, £80.50 Nunstainton, £80 & £79 Crowhall, £78.50 Nafferton & Bankshead, £77 Crowhall & Nunstainton

Dutch Texel x - £64 East Unthank

Beltex x - £94 & £87 Allergill

Suffolk x - £73.50 Nafferton (x2)

Leicester - £75.50 Armonside

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 8th July 2020

Hexham & Northern Marts at their Scots Gap Centre sold 412 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale. With three times as many presented as the corresponding sale last year, vendors were rewarded with a sound trade throughout.

Lambs peaked at £117 for an outstanding Continental cross heavyweight from William Hall, Hallington New Hoses which sold to Paul Watson for Worsley Meats, Liversedge. A super pen of 11 well-bred Texel crosses from Eddie Robson, High Baulk sold to 243ppkg to the same buyer ringside. The entire entry sold to average 224ppkg in line with other regional centres.

More lambs of all classes urgently required to fill demand. Entries to Chris Armstrong 07808721957

Leading Prices

Texel x – £117 & £111 New Houses, £110 Buckshaw, £108 Cornhills, £107 High Baulk, £105.50 New Houses, £105 Buckshaw & New Houses, £104.50 High Baulk & Tuthill, £104 Black Callerton & Tuthill, £103.50 Buckshaw & Mill View, £101 Longshaws, £99.50 Buckshaw & High Baulk, £99 Cornhills, £98.50 Buckshaw (x2) & New Houses, £98 Shitlington Hall & Greyside, £97.50 New Houses & Tosson Tower, £97 Tuthill, £96.50 Longshaws & West Grange, £96 Black Callerton & East Newham

243.0p High Baulk 234.2p Black Callerton, 233.3p Greyside, 232.9p Tosson Tower, 232.1p East Newham, 230.2p Cornhills, 230.0p Elrington Hall, Rugley Walls & Greyside, 229.8p West Grange, 229.5p East Newham, 229.4p New Houses, 229.3p Greyside, 229.1p New Houses, 229.0p Black Callerton, 228.4p Tosson Tower, 228.2p Crescent Farm, 227.7p High Baulk, 227.5p Tosson Tower & Black Callerton, 226.9p Runny Mede, 226.8p Whittonshields, 226.7p Tosson Tower & New Houses, 2026.3p Mill Hill, Whittonshields & Longshaws, 226.2p Rugley Walls, 226.1p High Baulk

Suffolk x – £112 Forrestburn Gate, £104 Middle White Hill, £96.50 Tuthill, £96 Tone Hall, £95.50 Middle White Hill, £95 Black Callerton, £94.50 Craigshield, £93.50 Elrington Hall, £90 Middle White Hill

224.4p Elrington Hall, 219.5p Middle White Hill, 219.3p Tuthill, 218.2p Tone Hall, 217.4p Elrington Hall, 217.1p & 212.1p Middle White Hill, 211.3p Forrestburn Gate

Hampshire - £92.50 & £88.50 Runny Mede

215.9p Runny Mede

Cast Ewes & Rams

A mixed show of ewes sold well to vendor’s satisfaction peaking at £116 for ¾ Texel from Hallington New Houses

Leading Prices

Texel x ewes - £116 New Houses, £107 Cornhills, £102 New Houses, £100 Cornhills & New Houses

Suffolk x ewes - £91 Rugley Walls

Mule ewes - £89 Mill View, £86 & £79 Tone Hall

Berrichon du Cher ewes - £102 Craigshield

Zwartbles ewes - £69 & 60 Three Farms

Blackface ewes - £61 Tone Hall

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 7th July 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A poorer show of clean this week sold to 216.5p/kg for a Charolais x heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton

Limousin Heifers – £1197.25 & 216.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1377, £1189.56 & £1185.12 Flotterton

215.5p, 212.5p & 210.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

Less cows forward with a lot of leaner cows presented this week but this did not alter the trade with the trade, unbelievably, dearer than last week with an average of 141.1p/kg over the Hexham scales!

The three highest grossing cows came from The home of M/s CM Dodds & Sons, West Grange, Milbourne.  These fine Limousin cows sold to £1351.73, £1221.35 and £1180.30

Two cows shared the top p/kg today, both selling to 173.50p/kg.  First was a black Limousin x cow from Mr J Charlton, Tenter House and the second a pure Limousin cow from returning producer to the Hexham ring, M/s GH Walton & Sons, Greyside Farm.

With cows such a good trade at present at Hexham please call Drew for entries next week.

Limousin – £1351.73, £1221.35 & £1180.30 West Grange, £1174.60 & £1072.56 Tenter House, £1065.96 Camphill, £1063.56 Greyside, £1028.97 Tenter House

173.5p Tenter House & Greyside, 167.5p West Grange, 164.5p Camphill, 163.5p West Grange & Tenter House, 159.5p West Grange & Tenter House,

British Blue – £917.13 China Hall, £901.13 Greyside, £815.28 Camphill

137.5p China Hall, 133.5p Greyside, 118.5p Camphill

Charolais - £974.88 & 137.5p Throp Hill

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Slightly fewer lambs forward on the week but a good show throughout and returned an average exactly the same as last week.

Top price was for Texel crosses from Watch Currock which realised £117 and two exceptional Beltex cross lambs from Longlea made 284.2p

All classes good to sell with an overall average per head of £95.56

Early entries invited for next weeks’ sale to Brian on 07801862792

Texel x – £117 Watch Currock, £113 Merry7shields, £110 Merryshields, South Kirkheaton, Cheeseburn Grange & Flotterton, £107 South Kirkheaton (x2) & East Wharmley, £106 South Kirkheaton, Aydonshields & Cheeseburn Grange, £105.50 East House & Aydonshields, £105 Highside, Normans Riding (x2), Low Ardley, Fairspring & Elrington Hall, £104.50 Low Ardley, £104 Bulls Hill, East Wharmley, Aydonshields & Elrington Hall, £103 Berwick Hill, Aydonshields, Cheeseburn Grange & Watch Currock, £102.50 Nunwick & Fairspring (x2), £102 Blue Gables (x2) & Watch Currock, £100 Low Eshells (x2) & Normans Riding, £99.50 South Kirkheaton, £99 South Kirkheaton, Nunwick, East House (x2) & East Wharmley, £98.50 Merryshields, East Newham & East House, £98 Fell Lane, Berwick Hill & South Kirkheaton, £97.50 Highwood, East Wharmley & Blackburn, £97 Normans Riding, £96.50 Berwick Hill, South Kirkheaton, Moorgair & Nunwick, £96 Stotsfold, South Kirkheaton (x2), East House & Cheeseburn Grange, £95.50 Nilston Rigg & Elrington Hall, £95 Crescent Farm (x2), Low Eshells & Normans Riding

266.7p East Wharmley, 265.9p Watch Currock, 264.1p Cheeseburn Grange, 263.8p East House, 261.9p Cheeseburn Grange, 253.9p East Wharmley, 250p Nunwick, 248.8p East Wharmley, 247.5p Nunwick, 246.3p East Newham & East House, 245.2p Aydonshields, 245p Fell Lane, Berwick Hill & South Kirkheaton, 244.7p East Wharmley, 243.6p Crescent Farm (x2), 243.4p Nunwick, 242.7p South Kirkheaton, 242.3p Fell Lane, 241.3p Nunwick, 240p Cheeseburn Grange, 239.5p Watch Currock, 239.1p Flotterton, 238.6p Elrington Hall, 237.8p East Wharmley & Blackburn, 237.5p Low Ardley, 236.8p China Hall, 235.7p East House (x2), 235.6p Cheeseburn Grange, 235.1p China Hall, 235p Comb Hills, 234.4p Aydonshields, 234.2p East House, 234p Merryshields, 233.3p Normans Riding, 232.5p Middle Dukesfield, 232.1p Highwood, 231.3p Lodge Farm, 230.8p Moorgair, 230.5p Low Eshells, 230.2p South Kirkheaton

Suffolk x – £110 Cheeseburn Grange, £107 Merryshields, £104 Berwick Hill, £102 Elrington Hall, £100 Merryshields, £97 China Hall, £96.50 Merryshields & Berwick Hill, £95 Sherburn Tower, £94.50 Merryshields, £92 & £91 Lunns House

262.2p China Hall, 231.8p Elrington Hall, 231.7p Sherburn Tower, 229.8p Merryshields, 226.1p Berwick Hill, 225p & 222.2p Merryshields, 222.1p Berwick Hill, 218.3p Flotterton, 216.7p Lunns House, 214p Merryshields

Beltex x – £108 & £104.50 Longlea

284.2p & 261.3p Longlea

Charollais x – £102 Highside, £100 Merryshields, £96.50 Riding Farm

235.4p Riding Farm, 222.2p Merryshields, 218p Flotterton

Leicester - £104 The Lee, £95 Middle Dukesfield

208p The Lee

Zwartbles - £85 & 207.3p China Hall

Cheviot Mule - £88 & 220p Flotterton

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £80 & 135.6p Fell Lane

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel - £120 Greenlaw

Texel x – £68 Middle Dukesfield

Mule – £70 Greenlaw

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 3rd July 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of Store Cattle and trade maintained last week’s high rates with the better end of heifers dearer on the week.

Sale topped at £1290 for a Limousin x heifer from regular Hexham supporters, M/s G&EA Herdman, Lunns House, Co Durham.

Brian Charlton, East Newham, Milbourne took advantage of the trade also, and sold Limousin x heifers to £1280.

With the current demand many more cattle could have been sold to vendors’ advantage.  For entries for next week please call Chris Armstrong on 07808721957, Drew Patrick on 07854361967 or the Office 01434 605444

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x heifers - £1185 & £1140 Lunns House, £1090 East Newham

Simmental x heifers – £940 Hedley West

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Lunns House, £1280 East Newham, £1250 Lunns House, £1230 East Newham, £121 & £1190, Lunns House

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1135 & £1090 Horseholme

Limousin x heifers – £1020 & £950 Horseholme, £920 Pitland Hills

Angus x steers – £850 Milfield Demesne, £810 Pitland Hills, £800 Milfield Demesne

Angus x heifers - £670 & £660 Low Eals

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A stronger show of cast ewes and rams met stronger interest with all classes dearer again.

Topping the sale was a strong pair of Texel ewes from M/s AG & D Bissett, Middle Dukesfield selling at £129

Mules sold to £93.50 from M/s MW & CM Ridley, Shitlington Hall.

More wanted for next week, contact Jack 07739440457

Next week, Opening Sale of Store Lambs.  Entries close 10am Monday 6th July, Contact Jack 07739440457

Texel - £114 & £90 West Nubbock

Texel x – £129 Middle Dukesfield, £122 Shitlington Hall, £113 Middle Dukesfield, £112 Shitlington Hall, £107 & £98 West Nubbock, £90 Middle Dukesfield, £89 & £88 Thockrington

Suffolk - £91 New Dotland

Suffolk x – £89 New Dotland

Leicester - £110 & £93 Shitlington Hall, £89 West Nubbock

Ryeland - £61 Middle Dukesfield

Cheviot – £74 Carlcroft, £68 Tarefield

Mule – £93.50 Shitlington Hall, £86.50 New Dotland, £85 West Nubbock, £84 Kingswood, £83 Shitlington Hall & Thockrington, £82 New Dotland & Laburnum Cottage, £80 West Nubbock

Blackface – £72 West Nubbock, £70 Shitlington Hall, £69 New Dotland, £65 Stone House

Swaledale – £62 Ouston, £60 & £57 Kingswood

Herdwick- £57 Middle Dukesfield

Store Hoggs

Store hoggs sold to £89 from Mr J Proctor, New Dotland.

Texel x – £89 & £66 New Dotland

Suffolk x – £72 New Dotland

Blackface – £64 & £63 New Dotland

Swaledale - £64 & £56 Winnows Hill

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 1st July 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap sold 257 prime lambs to a ring full of buyers all looking for quality sheep from numerous new & returning vendors.

Topping at £115 on three occasions were Texel crosses from Mr J Ridley, Whittonshields, Messrs Burn, Grange Houses and Messrs Johnson, Tuthill.

Suffolk x lambs sold to 239ppkg from Messrs Longlands, Tone Hall.

More lambs wanted to meet purchaser requirements.

Contact Jack Walton 07739 440457 or Chris Armstrong 07808 721957

Leading Prices

Texel x – £115 Whittonshields, Grange Houses & Tuthill, £114 & £113 Fairspring, £113 Tuthill, £110 Grange Houses & Longshaws, £108.50 Tuthill, £108 Fairspring (x2) & Town Farm, £107 Tone Hall (x2), £105 Grange Houses & Troughend, £102 Runny Meade & West Grange, £101.50, £100.50 (x2) Tuthill, £100 Fairspring, £98.50 West Grange & Longshaws

242.3p Whittonshields, 237.2p Runny Meade, 234.8p Fairspring, 234.7p Whittonshields, 233.8p Tuthill, 232.5p Whittonshields, The Shield & Catreen, 231.8p West Grange, 230.7p Tuthill, 229.3p Runny Meade & Tuthill, 228.4p Tuthill (x2), 228.3p & 227.5p Troughend, 226.3p Rugley Walls, 226.0p Tuthill, 225.6p Rugley Walls, 225.0p Fairspring & Town Farm, 224.5p Grange Houses, 224.4p Longshaws

Suffolk x – £107 Tuthill, £99 Rugley Walls, £98 Tone all, £95 Rugley Walls

239.0p Tone Hall, 220.9p Rugley Walls, 219.5p Tone Hall, 218.4p Tuthill

Mule - £92 Troughend & Flotterton

223.0p & 214.0p Flotterton, 200.0p Troughend

Hampshire - £101 & 229.6p Runny Meade

Cast Ewes & Rams

A strong entry of cast ewes me spirited bidding with all classes dearer on the week.

Topping the trade was a strong Texel ewe from regular Scots Gap supporters Messrs JR Thompson & Son, The Fawns making £139 and selling to Mr JT Dunn. Suffolk ewes sold to £110 from Broom House Farm Ltd selling to Mr C Siswick.

More Cast sheep urgently required.

Contact Jack Walton 07739440457 or Chris Armstrong 07808721957

Leading Prices

Texel x ewes - £139 The Fawns, £131 Townfoot, £128 The Fawns, £119 Rothley Crag & The Fawns (x2), £104 The Fawns

Suffolk x ewes - £110 Broom House, £106 Rugley Walls

Mule ewes - £77 Broom House

Charollais ewes - £96 Broom House

Blackface ewes - £79 Townfoot

Herdwick ewes - £56 Fairspring

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 30th June 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A good mix of clean cattle this week with some nice Aberdeen Angus x butcher’s heifers making up the numbers. 

Leading price went to M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall with a great Limousin x heifer realising 236.5ppk. 

Highest grossing heifer came from the same home selling for £1340.29

Angus x heifers sold to a high of 215.5ppk from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Limousin Steers - £1295.58 & 226.5p Paxton Dene

Limousin Heifers – £1340.29 & £1296.02 Broomhall, £1293.43 Paxton Dene

236.5p & 233.5p Broomhall, 194.5p Paxton Dene

Charolais Heifers – £1263.80 & 222.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1265.38, £1228.35 & £1185.25 Flotterton

215.5p (x2) & 209.5p Flotterton

Young Bulls

Young bulls a straight trade selling to 195.5ppk for a Limousin x from M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall Farm, Ponteland.

More could have been sold to vendor’s advantage with new purchasers’ ringside for young bulls.

Limousin - £1253.16 & 195.5p Broomhall

Charolais x - £1154.34 & 181.5p Broomhall

Angus x - £1119 & 186.5p Broomhall

Cast Cows & OTM

A fantastic entry of local cast cows here at Hexham for the time of year.  A great show of cows from Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria this week met a sharp trade and the average would be up by 4p/kg on the week.

OTM cattle sold to 187.5ppk for an Angus x heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Cast cows sold to a high of £1288.76 for a smart Limousin x cow from M/s W Patterson & Son, Halton Red House.  Mr Patterson’s outstanding run of Limousin x cows sold to an average of £1197.96

Angus cows sold to a high of £1158.30 for retuning customer, Mr J Sisterson, Newlands Haugh.

A small but increased entry of dairy cows this week sold well to a high of 116.6ppk for a British Friesian from Mr ID Renwick, Fellside Farm.

Take advantage of the trade we’re receiving at Hexham.

For entries and enquiries spear to Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1288.76, £1280.70, £1232.91 & £1165.50 Halton Red House, £1068.55 Spittalshield, £1058.40 High Town, £1021.95 Halton Red House, £1018.50 Cornhills

177.5p Spittalshield, 161.5p & 159.5p Halton Red House, 157.5p Halton Red House & High Town, 156.5p & 154.5p Halton Red House

Angus -£1363.13 Flotterton, £1158.30 Newlands Haugh, £946.88 Breckon Hill

187.5p Flotterton, 148.5p Newlands Haugh, 134.5p Breckon Hill

British Blue – £1067.43 Paxton Dene, £1017.90 Redburn

149.5p Paxton Dene, 130.5p Redburn

Charolais - £1058.99 Fellside, £983.48 Loadman

151.5p Fellside

Simmental - £954 South Kirkheaton, £910 & £898.35 South Kirkheaton

140.5p South Kirkheaton, 136.5p & 132.5p South Kirkheaton

Beef Shorthorn - £978.12 & 123.5p Burdonside

Hereford - £820.77 & 125.5p Shaftoe Moor

British Friesian - £685.02 Fellside, £629.63 Rennys Barn

116.5p Fellside, 109.5p Rennys Barn

Longhorn - £682.33 & £602.25 Old Bridge End

122.5p & 109.5p Old Bridge End

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A big increase in numbers of lambs forward (more than double the corresponding sale last year) and although hardly the show of the previous week the overall average was only 3p less.

All sorts were keenly bid for with a top of 288.9p from Yatesfield, 280.8p East House and 279.5p Little Swinburne.

Top price per head was £118 from South Farm, Kirkheaton and £115 Nunwick.

Texel x – £118 South Kirkheaton, £115 Nunwick, £110 Longshaws, Humber Hill & East Wharmley, £109.50 East House, £108.50 East Wharmley, £107 Humber Hill, £106.50 East Wharmley, £105 Longshaws, South Kirkheaton & Aydonshields, £104 High Eshells, Hard Riding, Yatesfield & East Newham, £103.50 East House & Grange House, £103 East Wharmley, £102.50 High Eshells, East House & Aydonshields, £102 East Wharmley, £101 Riding Farm & Aydonshields, £100.50 Nunwick, £100 Ravenside, Yatesfield & Riding Farm, £99 East House, East Newham, Grange House & Humber Hill, £98.50 South Kirkheaton, £98 Highwood, £97.50 Nunwick, £97 Humber Hill, £96.50 High House, £96 East House, Grange House & Nunwick, £95 South Kirkheaton & Aydonshields, £94.50 Salmonswell, £94 Hard Riding, Riding Farm, East Newham, Nunwick & Low Staples

288.9p Yatesfield, 280.8p East House, 263.2p Yatesfield, 261.9p East Wharmley, 260p Hard Riding, 258.8p East House, 258.3p East Wharmley, 256.4p Ravenside, 256.3p East House, 253.7p East Newham, 251.3p Nunwick, 250p High Eshells, Longshaws & Nunwick, 247.5p East House, 247.4p Milbourne High House, 246.2p East House, 246p East Matfen, 244.7p Yatesfield, 242.9p East Wharmley, 241p Low Staples, 240.5p Crowhall, 239.5p East Wharmley, 238.6p South Kirkheaton & Longshaws, 236.3p Salmonswell, 235.9p Gunnerton Demesne, 235.7p East Newham, 234.5p South Kirkheaton, 234p East Wharmley, 233.3p & 233p Aydonshields, 231.4p Low Staples, 230.8p Yatesfield, 230.3p Gunnerton Demesne (x3), 230p Stotsfold & Lambshield, 229.5p West Hills, 229.3p Hard Riding & East Newham, 228.4p Longshaws, 228.2p West Hills & Grange House

Dutch Texel x - £109 & £104 Little Swinburne, £97.50 & £94.50 Broomhall

279.5p & 260p Little Swinburne, 248.7p & 243.8p Broomhall, 233.8p Tedcastle

Suffolk x – £103.50 Humber Hill, £103 & £102 Brownsleazes, £100 East House, £99 Berwick Hill, £95.50 Humber Hill, £95 Nafferton, £94 East House, £93.50 Flotterton, £92.50 Berwick Hill & Grange House, £91 Sherburn Tower, £90.50 Berwick Hill, £90 East House, East Newham & Broomhall

247.5p Berwick Hill, 230.8p East House, 229p Berwick Hill, 227.3p East House, 226.3p Berwick Hill, 224.4p Salmonswell & Low Staples, 223.8p East House, 222.6p Flotterton, 222p Sherburn Tower, 221.7p Brownsleazes, 220.2p Grange House & Berwick Hill, 219.5p Broomhall & East Newham, 219.2p Nafferton, 217.1p Lunns House

Beltex x – £112 East Wharmley, £103.50 Riding Farm, £98.50 & £94.50 (x2) Nunwick

260.5p East Wharmley, 255.4p (x2) & 252.6p Nunwick, 252.4p Riding Farm243.2p Nunwick

Mule – £97.50 (x2) & 203.1p (x2) Brownsleazes

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £80 & £78 Lambshield

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 26th June 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts conducted their final sale of store cattle for the month of June and as is typical at this busy time in the farming year a small but quality catalogue was presented.

A good ringside were in attendance for the numbers on offer and all classes were maintained at recent rates.  The sale topped at £1255 twice for cracking butchers type heifers; both Limousin cross with length and shape from Brian Charlton, East Newham and Anthony White, Low Staples both of which sold to the same high-end County Durham based finisher.

Bullocks peaked at £1145 for a superb jet black Limousin bred at altitude by John and Jonjo Pattinson, Hot Bank on The Roman Wall which was sought after by many at only 15 months of age.

A number of customers still yet require cattle in batches and we are eager to source steers and heifers for sale both through the auction ring and on a farm to farm basis.  Contact our auctioneers on 01434 605444 if you have cattle that you wish to sell.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x heifers - £1255 & £1125 Low Staples

Simmental x heifers – £975 East Newham

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x heifers – £1255, £1230, £1090 & £1040 East Newham, £950 Woodhead

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1145 Hotbank, £1130 Broadgates, £1110 Woodhead & Silloans, £1100 Silloans, £1090 Woodhead & Hotbank, £1045 Silloans, £990 Silloans & Hotbank, £950 Hope Foot, £930 Silloans

Limousin x heifers – £1115 & £990 Silloans, £900 Chesters, £895 Hotbank, £870 Woodhead

Angus x steers – £900 Chesters

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £970 Silloans

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes & Rams

A seasonal entry of cast ewes and rams met a dearer trade for all classes.

Topped at £105 for a Suffolk ewe from Mr Richard Dent, Beamwham.

Mules topped at £85 from Mrs. J Brown, Slaterfield Fell.

More urgently wanted.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel x – £104, £99 & £96 Broomhall, £95 Wolf Hills, Sillywrea & Broomhall, £94 Wolf Hills, £91 Broomhall, £90 Wadley Farm (x2), £89 Wolf Hills & Wadley Farm, £85 Wadley Farm

Suffolk – £105 Beamwham (RD)

Suffolk x - £101 Broomhall

Zwartbles - £87 Comb Hills

Kerry Hill - £48 Comb Hills

Cheviot – £73 Sillywrea

Mule – £85 & £73 Slaterfield Fell

Swaledale – £62, £48 & £45 Wolf Hills

Jacob - £40 Wadley Farm

Herdwick - £40 Comb Hills

Store Hoggs

Store hoggs sold to dear rates.

Texel x – £79 (x2) & £69 Crowhall

Cheviot x - £67 Sillywrea

Swaledale - £70 Spittalshield

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 24th June 2020

Hexham and Northern Marts at their Scots Gap Centre sold 351 prime and cast sheep at the weekly sale held at the new start time of 4pm.

Prime Lambs

With no less than seven active buyers purchasing for a dozen separate companies, trade peaked at 256.8ppkg for a super pen of light weight Dutch Texel cross lambs from local consignors Messrs Sparke, Little Swinburne selling to new buyer at the Scots Gap ringside, Paul Watson, Clitheroe.

Heavy weigh sorts were also in big demand, selling to £129 from Messrs Tulloch & Baker, Craigshield and to £128 twice from Messrs Johnson, Tuthill and Miss J Ireland, Oakdene. They were purchased for Tony Green’s butchery counter at his Penshaw Farm Shop.

A level trade for all classes of lambs lamb was seen throughout and averaged 235.63ppkg, in line with other regional centres.

Increased numbers are now required for next week’s sale with particular demand for heavy sorts.

Leading Prices

Texel x – £128 Tuthill & Oakdene, £112 Crescent Farm & Tuthill, 106 Oakdene, £103 Tuthill, £100 Old Deanham, Little Swinburne, Paxton Dene & Oakdene, £99.50 Old Deanham, £99 Old Deanham & Paxton Dene, £98 Little Swinburne, West Grange & Paxton Dene, £97 Crescent Farm & Oakdene, £95 Little Swinburne (x2), Yatesfield, Paxton Dene & Oakdene, £94.50 West Grange

256.8p & 251.3p Little Swinburne, 251.0p Tuthill & Oakdene, 250.0p Little Swinburne & Yatesfield, 247.5p & 246.0p Paxton Dene, 244.7p Yatesfield, 244.4p Oakdene, 243.9p Little Swinburne & Paxton Dene, 243.4p Thornton Tower, 242.1p Yatesfield, 241.5p Old Deanham, 239.5p Tuthill, 238.5p Crescent Farm & Paxton Dene, 237.8p Crescent Farm, 237.2p & 236.8p Yatesfield, 236.6p Oakdene, 235.9p Yatesfield, 235.6p Oakdene

Suffolk x – £129 Craigshield, £98.80 Thornton Tower, £96.50 Old Deanham

229.8p Thornton Tower, 226.3p Craigshield, 224.4p Old Deanham

Prime Hoggs

A handful of hoggs were presented and topped at £91 from Oakdene

Leading Prices

Texel x -£91 Oakdene, £80 Whittonstone,

150.9p Whittonstone

Blackface - £71 & 157.8p Blue Burn

Cast Ewes & Rams

A handy entry of cast sheep were presented and demand outstripped supply quite considerably.

Ewes peaked at £105 for a big Berrichon ewe from Craigshield and the same was paid for two sizeable Suffolk ewes from Messrs Brown, East White Hill. Texel crosses topped at £104 from Messrs Clarke, Paxton Dene, Mules sold to £84 from Messrs Charleton, Dueshill and Blackface topped at £78 presented by David Milburn for Lord Max Percy, Blue Burn

Leading Prices

Texel x ewes - £104 Paxton Dene, £98 Brinkburn Newhouses, £95 Craigshield, £91 Brinkburn Newhouses

Texel rams - £80 Tuthill

Suffolk x ewes - £105 East White Hill

Mule ewes - £84 Dueshill, £74 Whittonstone

Leicester ewes - £92 Blue Burn

Berrichon ewes - £105 Craigshield

Blackface ewes - £78 Blue Burn, £64 Dueshill, £58 Whittonstone

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Five clean cattle this week that have sold well topping at 228.5ppk for a Charolais x heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Steers sold to 197.5ppk from M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill.

Limousin Steers – £1096.13 & 197.5p Agars Hill

Charolais Heifers – £1368.72, £1346.63, £1335.78 & £1311.08 Flotterton

228.5p, 224.5p (x2) & 216.5p Flotterton

Young Bulls

Limousin - £1365.89 & 190.5p Morley Hill

Cast Cows & OTM

Smaller and very mixed show of cows this week, but trade maintained last week’s high rates.

Well fleshed cows still sold well with a Limousin x cow from M/s RS Conley & Son, Barrasford Green selling to £1326.15.

Mr JRG Johnson, West Wharmley sold a black Limousin x cow to 169.5ppk

More and more cast cows needed at Hexham with the number of purchasers present.

For entries and enquiries please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1326.15 Barrasford Green, £1288.08 Wall Town Farm, £1221.77 & £1203.56 Morley Hill, £1198.37 West Wharmley

169.5p West Wharmley, 167.5p Town Farm, 159.5p Morley Hill, 157.5p Barrasford Green, 154.5p & 150.5p Morley Hill, 149.5p Thornton Tower, 148.5p Barrasford Green, 147.5p Lunns House

Angus -£800.84 & 131.5p The Raw

Simmental - £1012.30 Lunns House, 948.75 Little Swinburne, £903.91 Lunns House

137.5p Little Swinburne, 132.5p Lunns House & Little Swinburne

Beef Shorthorn - £1125.04 Blue Burn, £1010.31 West Wharmley

143.5p Blue Burn, 141.5p West Wharmley

Longhorn - £876.04 & 120.5p Old Bridge End

Jersey - £591.66 & 86.5p Peepy

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

As good a show of lambs in Hexham seen for a long time sold very well throughout with the average 10p up on the week with a top of £110 from Lough Green and East House and 266.7p from East House, 266.3p from Nunwick.

Light weight lambs sold to 259.5p (37kg) from Lough Green, 257.9p (38kg) and 256.9p (36kg) from East Newham.

More lambs needed for next week. Tel: Brian on 07801862792

Texel x – £110 East House & Lough Green, £109 East Newham & Fell Lane, £108 Aydonshields, £107 Lough Green, £106.50 Nunwick, £105.50 East House, £105 Longshaws (x4), Blue Gables, Crescent Farm, Fell Lane, Low Ardley & Low Staples, £104.50 Nunwick, £104 East House & Aydonshields, £103 Nunwick & Low Ardley, £102 East House, £101.50 Nunwick & Grange House, £101 Blue Gables, £100 Lodge Farm, East Newham, The Lee, Crescent Farm & Aydonshields, £99 East House, Elrington Hall, Grange House & Aydonshields, £98 East Newham, East House & Grange House, £97.50 Crescent Farm, Nunwick & Elrington Hall, £97 Longshaws, Grange House & Riding Farm, £96.50 East House, £96 Lough Green, £95.50 East Uppertown & Fell Lane, £95 Rusheylaw & East House (x2), £94.50 Nunwick (x2), £94 East Uppertown, East House & Low Staples, £93.50 High House (x2), £93 Rusheylaw, The Lee, Nunwick & The Riding

266.7p East House, 266.3p Nunwick, 263.8p East House, 262.5p Low Staples, 259.5p Lough Green, 257.9p & 256.9p East Newham, 256.6p Nunwick & Elrington Hall, 256.1p Fell Lane, 254.9p & 253.8p Nunwick, 252.7p Milbourne High House, 250p East Newham & Longshaws, 248.8p Lough Green, 247.5p East House, 244.7p Nunwick, 244.4p Lough Green, 243.1p East Newham (x2), 241.3p East House, 241p Low Staples, 240.5p Longshaws, 238.2p East Newham, 236.6p Grange House, 236.5p East Newham, 236.3p Nunwick, 234.2p Flotterton, 233.8p East Newham, 233.3p East Newham & East House, 232.5p Rusheylaw, 232.1p Crescent Farm, 231.7p East House, 231.6p East Newham, 231.3p Milbourne High House, 231.1p Aydonshields, 230.5p Nunwick, 230.3p Milbourne High House, 230p Elrington Hall

Suffolk x – £103 & £93.50 Flotterton, £90 Elrington Hall, £89 Grange House

228.9p Flotterton, 228.2p Grange House, 228.1p Flotterton, 225p East Newham & Elrington Hall

Beltex x – £104 260p Low West House (Cowton)

Cheviot Mule - £101 & 219.6p Flotterton

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £95 & 155.7p Low West House

Beltex x – £60 & 136.4p Low West House

Icelandic x - £55 & 119.6p Westcott Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel - £60 Low West House

Texel x – £60 Crescent Farm

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 19th June 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly sale of store cattle and offered a good entry for the time of year of 210 catalogued head which included a number of native breeds for the monthly special sale of such sorts.

Cattle once again looked a very strong trade which was buoyed on, in part by some exceptional consignments of quality from across the region.   The sale peaked at £1330 for a big Simmental cross bullock from The Walker Bros, Satley, at 20 months. The well-known County Durham based cattlemen also sold a Hereford cross steer at the same age for £1200 however the dearest native beast on the day was a superb Angus heifer from Hexhamshire purveyor of the black breed; Dennis Burn, Aydonshield who saw his pen leader sell for £1295 at 22 months to Tony Green, East Barnwell for his Penshaw Farm Shop Bespoke Butchery Counter.

The leading consignment of the day was undoubtedly that from The Browell Family, Quarry House who came forward with 14 simply outstanding cattle at 14 months of age which typified the pinnacle of quality available through the Hexham ring on a regular basis.  With each animal through the ring as good as the last brothers George & John Browell were justly rewarded for their efforts in the use of hybrid cross breeding from the best of Limousin and British Blue genetics and saw both steers and heifers peak at £1290 to average £1236 for six and eight sold respectively.

Well-bred heifers from both County Durham and Cumbria also sold well on the day with Limousin yearling types selling to £1235 from Alistair Ward, Rogerley Hall, Weardale and to £1230 from George Famelton, Horseholme, Gilsland. Perhaps the highest bred animal in terms of altitude was the yearling Limmy cross steer brought down from Tarset to Hexham by Robert Walton, Gleedlee which sold late in the day for £1210 to the delight of the North-Tyne based producer.

Native breed cattle continue to sell well at Hexham and of course the Angus continues to dominate with several yearlings selling in excess of four figures.  Roger Rutherford, Low Eshells, Hexhamshire sold his best Angus steer for £1080 whilst Neil Armstrong, Ricknall Mill, Newton Aycliffe sold a nice run of twenty that topped with a heifer at £1070.

Entries for the next week sale are both encouraged and invited to take advantage of current levels.

Leading prices;      

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1160 & £1050 Broomfield

Limousin x heifers - £1195 (x2) Broomfield

Simmental x steers – £1155 Dalton Hill Head, £1000 Broomfield

Simmental x heifers – £1080 Broomfield, £1075 Hedley West

Angus x steers - £1160 Dalton Hill Head, £1140 Aydonshields, £950 Sandybreas

Angus x heifers – £1295 & £1200 Aydonshields

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1100 Halfway House

South Devon heifers - £1120 & £1060 The Deans

Stabiliser steers - £950 Dalton Hill Head

Stabiliser heifers - £1025 & £920 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £990 Knavesmire

Limousin x steers – £1230 Quarry House, £1205 Horseholme, £1135 Rogerley Hall, £1040 Moorgair

Limousin x heifers – £1230 Horseholme, £1125 Quarry House, £1000 Horseholme

Simmental x steers – £1330 & £1290 Satley, £1175 Moorgair

Angus x steers -£1050 Ravensworth Grange

Angus x heifers – £1190, £1150 & £1100 Warden Law

Hereford steers - £1200, £1150, £1110 & £1060 Satley

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1125 & £1100 Low Staples

Charolais x heifers - £1135 Low Staples, £1005 Low Burradon

Limousin x steers – £1290, £1275 & £1270 Quarry House, £1210 Rogerley Hall & Gleedlee, £1205 Rogerley Hall, £1190 Quarry House, £1165 Grange House, £1105 Low Staples, £1100 Rogerley Hall & Low Eshells, £1090 Low Eshells, £1080 Grange House, £1055 & £1050 Horseholme, £1045 Horseholme & Low Eshells, £1020 & £960 Low Eshells, £940 Horseholme, £930 Rogerley Hall

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Quarry House, £1235 Rogerley Hall, £1220 Quarry House, £1200 & £1130 Rogerley Hall, £1110 Tedcastle, £960 Low Eshells, £955 Grange House, £945 Low Eshells, £940 Greyside & Grange House, £930 Tedcastle

Simmental x steers – £1055, £1000 & £975 Hedley West

Angus x steers – £1080 Low Eshells, £1050 & £1010 Broadlea, £940 Ricknall Mill, £900 The Deans

Angus x heifers - £1070 Ricknall Mill, £975 The Deans, £910 Ricknall Mill, £880 The Deans

South Devon heifers - £850 The Deans

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1035 Tedcastle

Limousin x heifers – £1080 Parkside

Angus x steers – £940 Parkside & Blackcleugh, £900 Parkside, £885 Blackcleugh

Angus x heifers – £855 Ricknall Mill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes & Rams

A large show of cast ewes met spirited bidding with three quarters of the sale being hill ewes.

Lowland ewes saw an increased trade with hill ewes continuing to sell to high rates.

Topping the sale was a Suffolk ewe from M/s FT Walton at £102

Blackface ewes sold to £76 from M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall who also sold Mules to £84.

More wanted, contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel x – £92 Little Brampton, £86 Causey Burn, £82 Kirkley Hall

Suffolk - £102 Flotterton

Suffolk x – £88 Causey Burn

Leicester - £90 Greencarts

Cheviot – £71 Flotterton

Mule – £84 Broomhall, £78 Beaumont House, £77 Bulls Hill, £73 Bagraw Farm, £71 Little Bampton, £70 Beaumont House & Burnbank

Blackface – £76 Broomhall, £70 Little Brampton & Flotterton, £67 Burnbank, £65 Broomhall, £64 Featherwood, £63 Flotterton

Swaledale – £65 Allenshields, £55 Greencarts & Colwell Hill, £54 Nookton, £52 Bagraw Farm, £50 Greencarts

Store Hoggs

Decent show of end of season hoggs sold to £76 from M/s FT Walton, Flotterton.

Texel x – £64 Bagraw

Cheviot x - £76 Flotterton, £66 Greenchesters

Mule – £68 Rattenraw

Blackface – £50 Featherwood (x2)

Swaledale - £53 Colwell Hill, £51 Rattenraw

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 17th June 2020

Hexham & Northern Marts held the first sale of the new season at their Scots Gap Mart Centre having moved the sale time to 4pm start to attract more buyers.

A sound entry of 450 prime lambs, hoggs and cast ewes and rams did just that and five buyers were present at the ringside.

All classes sold well with prime lambs peaking at £103 for smart Texel x from Messrs Walton, Ogle Castle to Bellingham Craft Butchers with others to £101 to WMH Farm Fresh Meat, Haydon Bridge from Messrs Thornton, Cornhills. John Davison, Town Farm, Milbourne sold a cracking pen of Texel x at 226.3ppkg to George Bolam Foods Ltd, Sedgefield.

Prime hoggs sold to a super trade and peaked at £93 for a pen of 10 mules from Chris & Jan Watmore, Holystone Estate whilst cast sheep also exceeded expectations and topped at £109 for a pure Texel ewe from David Varty, Rothley Crag and to £128 for a pen of Leicester rams from Holystone Estate.

Leading Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel x - £103 Ogle Castle, £101 Cornhills, £96 Town Farm, £95.50 Holystone, £95 Crescent Farm, £93.50 Holystone (x2), £93 Ogle Castle (x2), £91.50 Holystone, £90.50 Town Farm (x2), £90 West Grange, £88.50 Crescent Farm & West Grange

226.3p Town Farm, 225.0p Needless Hall, 223.2p Holystone, 221.4p Ogle Castle, 221.3p Crescent Farm, 219.2p Ogle Castle, 218.1p Needless Hall, 218.0p Cornhills

Suffolk x – 93.50 Ogle Castle, £92.50 & £90 Holystone

207.8p Ogle Castle

Zwartbles - £88 & £83.50 Three Farms

208.8p Three Farms

Blackface - £80 & £73.50 Bolam Lake House

Prime Hoggs

Texel x - £96 Cornhills (x2), £89, £84 & £82 Dene House

Suffolk x - £89.50 Holystone

Mule - £93 & £90 Holystone

Cheviot - £92, £90, £88 & £79.50 Holystone

Cast Ewes & Rams

Texel x ewes - £109 Rothley Crag, £101 & £96.50 Dykehead, £95 Rothley Crag, £90 & £81 Dykehead

Texel rams - £97 Holystone

Suffolk x ewes - £99 Dene House, £94 Holystone, £92 Dene House

Suffolk rams - £98 Holystone (x2)

Leicester ewes - £84.50 Holystone

Leicester rams - £128, £108, £98 Holystone

Blackface ewes - £76 & £75 Bolam Lake House, £73.50 Holystone, £63.50 Seaview

Swaledale ewes - £53.50 Seaview

Cheviot ewes - £94, £85 (x2), £79 & £74 Holystone

Cheviot rams - £110 Holystone

Romney rams - £100 & £90 Holystone

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 16th June 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A very nice entry of butchers heifers this week that reached 240.5ppk for a fantastic Black Limousin x heifer from M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall which was purchased by Bellingham Craft Butchers.

Limousin Heifers – £1317 & £1298.70 Broomhall, £1280.05 & £1242.37 Thockrington, £1196.25 Broomhall

240.5p Broomhall, 219.5p Broomhall & Thockrington, 217.5p Broomhall, 209.5p Thockrington

Charolais Heifers – £1196.91 & 214.5p Lough Green

Cast Cattle & OTM

Hexham Mart held its weekly Cast Cow and Cast Bull sale which saw more new vendors taking advantage of the current trade seen at Hexham.  More, leaner sorts forward resulting in the weekly average slightly less on the week but in truth cows exactly the same trade as last week.

With cows weighing well at Hexham, it was another cracking Limousin cow from M/s JE Henderson & Sons, Burntongues that topped the sale, realising £1356 and achieving the highest p/kg at 169.5ppk.

Limousin stock bulls sold to £1311.84 from M/s JE Woodman & Son, Great Chesters.

New vendors, M/s J Lee & Sons, Morley Hill took full advantage of Hexham trade and sold a Limousin x cow to £1291.78

More and more cows needed to meet current demand that we are experiencing.

Please call Drew with any enquiries on 07854361967

Limousin – £1356 Burntongues, £1291.78 Morley Hill, £1158.50 Colepike, £1155.89 Morley Hill, £1128.05 The Steel, £1076.25 Morley Hill, £1069.20 Houselope Grange, £1067.90 Tone Hall, £1064.70 Low Huntwell, £1010.62 Humber Hill, £1003.53 Corneyside

169.5p Burntongues, 165.5p Colepike, 158.5p Morley Hill, 154.5p Agars Hill, 149.5p Humber Hill, 148.5p Houselope Grange, 147.5p Tone Hall, 146.5p The Steel, Morley Hill, Agars Hill & Corneyside, 143.5p Morley Hill, 141.5p Coldwell

Limousin (Bulls) – £1311.84 Great Chesters

139.5p Settlingstones, 129.5p Great Chesters

Angus -£1025.74 The Steel, £905.67 East Knitsley, £724.96 West Shields

135.5p The Steel, 134.5p West Shields, 130.5p East Knitsley

British Blue – £1103.98 Low Huntwell, £979.65 Agars Hill

144.5p Low Huntwell, 155.5p Agars Hill

Simmental - £1039.83 East Fourstones

126.5p East Fourstones

Beef Shorthorn - £1011.31 East Farm, £977.93 West Shields

147.5p West Shields, 111.5p East Farm

Hereford (Bull) - £989.93 & 100.5p East Fourstones

Luing - £1122.03 & 136.5p Townshields

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward again and although a mixed show there were runs of very good sheep which were keenly bid for resulting in a pleasing overall average.

Top price £110 from Peel Flatt and 262.8p from M/s Walby, East House.

Texel x – £110 Peel Flatt, £108.50 Nunwick, £104.50 East House, £102.50 Fell Lane,  & East House, £101.50 Nunwick, £100 Halfway House, The Shield & High House, £99.50 East House, £99 Halfway House & East House, £98.50 (x2) Nunwick, £98 Halfway House & East House, £97.50 Sherburn Tower, £97 St Oswalds, £96.50 Halfway House & East House, £96 Stotsfold, £95.50 Halfway House, £95 East House & Grange House, £94.50 Fell Lane, East House, Aydonshields & Sherburn Tower, £94 Stotsfold, East House (x2), Peel Flatt, High House, Longshaws, Aydonshields, Sherburn Tower & East Farm, £93.50 East House & Salmonswell, £93 Halfway House, High House, Grange House & East Farm, £92.50 Grange House, £92 Longshaws & East Farm, £91.50 The Shield, £91 Blue Gables & Sherburn Tower, £90 Moorgair, Crowhall, Nunwick & Aydonshields

262.8p, 257.9p & 254.9p East House, 250p Fell Lane, 248.8p East House, 248.7p East Matfen, 247.6p Nunwick, 247.5p East House, 247.4p East House (x2) & East Farm, 246.3p Nunwick, 243.9p High House, 243.2p Crowhall, 242.3p Sherburn Tower & East House, 241p East House, 240.2p Nunwick, 239.7p Salmonswell & East House, 239.2p Longshaws, 239p Halfway House, 237.8p Salmonswell, 236.6p St Oswalds, 235.4p Halfway House, 235p High House & Sherburn Tower, 234.2p East House, 232.9p Halfway House, 232.5p East Matfen, 231.7p East House, 230.3p Salmonswell

Suffolk x – £105 Grindon Hill, £101 St Oswalds, £100 & £93 Grindon Hill, £92.50 Blue Gables, £91.50 Lunns House & Aydonshields, £90 St Oswalds & Lunns House, £89 St Oswalds, £88 Grindon Hill, £87 Lunns House, £86.50 Grange House, £84.50 Morley Hill

228.2p St Oswalds, 221.8p Grange House, 217.9p Aydonshields, 216.3p & 214.6p Grindon Hill, 212.2p Lunns House, 211.3p Morley Hill, 210.2p Blue Gables, 208.3p Grindon Hill, 203.3p Lunns House

Beltex x – £105.50 & £102.50 Nunwick

251.2p & 250p Nunwick

Leicester – £73 & 192.1p Morley Hill

Swaledale - £75 & £70 Round Meadows

170.5p & 142.9p Round Meadows

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £83.50, £75 & £70 Slaterfield Fell

144.2p & 130.5p Slaterfield Fell

Mule – £80 & 148.2p Eat Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £100 & £90 East Matfen, £80 Halfway House

Cheviot Mule – £70 & £65 Barrasford Green

Mule – £80 East Matfen

Store & Breeding Cattle with Store Sheep | Friday 12th June 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a smaller entry of 243 catalogued head and despite a smaller company round the ringside and a more mixed show than seen previously trade was maintained at recent levels.

The sale peaked at £1330 for a big, proud Limousin cross steer from Messrs Forster, Lowes Fell, Hexham at 18 months with another following closely behind at £1315 for the second week from George Brown, Old Hall, Langley Moor.

The leading heifer was a superb example from regular consignors to the Hexham ring Willie and Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw, Birtley and the father and son team were rewarded to the tune of £1305 for their pen leader at only 14 months of age.

The highest grossing native animal was a hefty Angus cross bullock from Messrs Johnson, High Fotherley which scaled to £1300 and one of the highlights of the sale was the consignment of 22 Angus cross steers from Chris & Janet Watmore, Holystone Estate who enjoyed £1250 for their dearest bullock at 22 months whilst the remainder all at 15-16 months topped at £1160 and averaged a well-deserved £1108 throughout for the Coquet Valley based family farmed estate.

Another run of note was yet another smart packet of well-bred yearling Limousin cross cattle brought to the Hexham ring from Messrs Walton, Greyside who had steers peak at £1050 and heifers at £1035 to average a worthy £993 for nine of each class.  

A colder, wetter spell of weather may well freshen pastures as ‘flaming’ June presses on however as always summer farming tasks will take precedence which may well affect numbers of cattle and purchasers at the ringside.  The auctioneers are keen to hear from any producers with cattle yet to sell and would invite entries to the Mart Offices on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1180 Old Hall Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1050 & £950 Humber Hill

Limousin x steers – £1180 & £1030 White House Burnhope

Simmental x heifers – £1010 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x steers - £1065 Shotleyfield

Angus x heifers – £1150 Dalton Hill Head, £1130 East Newham, £1110 Shotleyfield, £1045 Dalton Hill Head, £960 Farneyshield

Stabiliser x females - £1020 Dalton Hill Head

Highland steers - £900 Holystone

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1025 & £950 Raggetsyke

Limousin x steers – £1330 Lowes Fell, £1315, £1300 & £1240 Old Hall Farm, £1100 White House Burnhope

Limousin x heifers – £1265 Lowes Fell, £1215 Church Farm, £1200 East Newham, £1190 & £1170 Lowes Fell, £1070 East Newham, £995 Raggetsyke

Blonde x heifers – £1260, £1235 & £1190 Houselope Grange

Simmental x steers – £1280, £1275 & £1190 High Fotherley

Simmental x heifers – £1065 East Newham, £1020 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x steers -£1300, £1190 & £1105 High Fotherley, £1040 Hedley West, £900 Highfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1215, £1185 & £1125 Tenter House

Charolais x heifers - £930 Raggetsyke

Limousin x steers – £1145 Tenter House, £1100 & £1095 Kellah, £1090 & £1080 Tenter House, £1070 Low Acton, £1050 Tenter House & Greyside, £1045, £1040 & £1030 Greyside, £1015 Low Acton, £1000 Tenter House & Greyside, £995 Kellah, £990 Low Acton, £985 Kellah, £980 Greyside, £950 Low Barns & Paradise

Limousin x heifers – £1305 & £1070 Rusheylaw, £1060 Tenter House, £1055 & £1045 Rusheylaw, £1040 Tenter House & Rusheylaw, £1035, £1020, £1000 & £970 Greyside, £940 Greyside & Church Farm, £915 Church Farm

British Blue x heifers – £1070 Rusheylaw

Simmental x heifers – £970 & £935 Hedley West

Angus x steers – £1250, £1160, £1100 (x3), £1085, £1080, £1075, £1070 & £1060 Holystone, £920 & £900 East Butsfield

Angus x heifers - £1160 Church Farm, £990 Hedley Park, £950 & £900 Church Farm, £890 Parkside, £880 East Butsfield, £870 Church Farm & Parkside

Cattle 10 months and under

Angus x steers – £845 East Butsfield

Breeding Cattle

Following the sale of store cattle the company offered a small but select entry of 35 head of beef breeding cattle and these sold in-line with the trade seen in May.  With Heifers and calves consigned from three noted and renowned homes trade peaked at £2500; first was the first outfit of the day from Robert Turnbull, Tosson Glebe with a home-bred Limousin heifer and bull calf which was followed by two more at the same tariff, both from Messrs Foley Bros, Mirlaw House, Capheaton selling to regular return buyers. Messrs Tindale, Paradise Farm, Shadforth, Durham saw a complete clearance of their 6 outfits which topped at £2400 and saw all the heifers and calves sold return at £2127 throughout.  A square and shapely Blue cross third calved cow with a very smart Limmy steer calf sold well at £1810 from Jean Thompson, Allotment Farm, Waskerley which completed a highly satisfactory sale of beef breeders.    

Leading Prices;

Heifers with Calves at Foot

Limousin - £2500 Tosson Glebe & Mirlaw House (x2), £2400 Paradise, £2250 & £2220 Mirlaw House, £2100 Paradise, £1900 Tosson Glebe & Mirlaw House

British Blue - £2250 & £1900 (x2) Paradise

Cows with Claves at Foot

British Blue - £1810 Allotment Farm

Store Sheep

A small show of cast and store sheep sold well to the usual ring of customers.

Entries for all classes invited for next week. Telephone Jack 07739440457

Cast Ewes

Texel – £94 New Hall

Texel x - £109 Beaumont House, £99 & £96 West Wharmley, £95 Bavington Hill Head, £92 West Wharmley, £91 New Hall, £90 Beaumont House, £84 Low Eshells, £82 Beaumont House, £74 China Hall

Suffolk x – £89 & £78 China Hall

Beltex x - £100 & £95 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £93 East Unthank, £91 New Hall, £90 Westwood Farm

Cheviot Mule – £88 Bavington Hill Head

Mule – £90 & £84 China Hall, £82 Beaumont House, £69 China Hall

Blackface – £71 Rookland

Swaledale – £58 Westburnhope, £55 East Unthank, £54 Westburnhope, £50 East Unthank

Herdwick - £54 & £51 West Woodfoot

Store Hoggs

Texel x – £75 Slaterfield Fell

Suffolk x – £71 Slaterfield Fell

Cheviot Mule - £71 Bavington Hill Head

Blackface – £52 Rookland

Hexham Primestock & Breeding Sheep | Tuesday 9th June 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A very mixed show of clean cattle this week topping at 218.5ppk for a lightweight heifer from M/s W&JA Longlands, Rusheylaw.

Highest grossing heifer came from M/s Thockrington Farms with a Limousin x heifer selling for £1282.35

Limousin Heifers – £1282.35 & £1156.16 Thockrington, £1095.57 Rusheylaw, £1064.44 Errington, £1050.99 Rusheylaw

218.5p Rusheylaw, 214.5p Thockrington, 211.5p Rusheylaw, 207.5p Thockrington

British Blue Heifers – £1246.91 & 189.5p Errington

Angus Steers - £1131.30 Holystone

Young Bulls

Angus - £1277.16, £1218.75 & £1184.08 Braidley

187.5p, 183.5p & 180.5p Braidley

Cast Cows & OTM

A fantastic trade for cast cattle once again at Hexham which was sharper on the week with another fresh face ringside, with eight active buyers in attendance ensuring all classes sold to competitive rates.  Well Fleshed cows especially dearer on the week.

Taking advantage of this trade were M/s JE Henderson & Sons, Burntongues with a Pure Limousin cow realising 175.5ppk

Simmental x cows from M/s JR Nevin & Son, Parkside sold to 165.5ppk,

Great to see new vendors to the Hexham ring this week and more cows needed next week to meet the demand which we currently have.

For entries and enquiries please call Drew Patrick 07854361967

Limousin – £1296.95 Burntongues, £1211.35 & £1078.24 Make Me Rich, £1032.50 Low West House, £1027.62 Low Hall

175.5p Burntongues, 165.5p Nilston Rigg, 155.5p Make Me Rich, 149.5p Well House

Limousin – Bull £1348.85 & 132.5p Low Hall

Charolais - £985.53 & 136.5p Cooper House

Angus -£1266.38 Byreside, £955.50 Colepike £934.97 Byreside, £863.94 Bagraw

137.5p & 118.5p Byreside

British Blue – £1228 Colepike, £1057.83 Parkside, £955.50 Well House

161.5p Parkside, 153.5p Colepike, 136.5p Well House, 115.5p Bagraw

Beef Shorthorn – £1194.51, £1082.45 & £965.44 East Farm

149.5p, 146.5p & 136.5p East Farm

Simmental - £1047.87 Parkside, £737.75 Hartley West

164.5p Parkside, 113.5p Hartley West

Hereford - £1020.29 Bagraw, £881.46 Kirkley Dam House

124.5p Kirkley Dam, 118.5p Bagraw

Belted Galloway - £645.83 & 118.5p Low Eals

Holstein Friesian - £684.74 & 95.5p Peepy

Highland - £832.30 & 143.5p Holystone

Breeding Sheep

Ewes and Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

Last sale of the year for Ewes, Gimmers & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot met steady demand topping at £221 for 11 Texel x Hoggs with Single Dutch Texel Lambs from M/s J Carr & Co, Camphill.

Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

Texel x (Singles) - £221 Camphill, £210 East Farm, £200 Camphill & East Farm, £198 East Farm

Mule (Singles) - £170 Harewalls

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

Aberfield - £162 & £128 Shirlawhope

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A bigger but nice show of lambs forward sold very well throughout with another 5p lift on the overall average.

Top price £120 from Halfway House & Rusheylaw and 274.4p from Crescent Farm.

Texel x – £120 Halfway House & Rusheylaw, £119.50 Blackburn, £118 Rusheylaw & Aydonshields, £117 Blackburn, £116.50 Blue Gables, £113 Longshaws, £110 Halfway House, East House (x2), Longshaws & Tedcastle, £109.50 Aydonshields, £109 Highwood, £107.50 Aydonshields, £107 Rusheylaw, Crescent Farm (x2) & Highwood, £106.50 East House (x2), £105.50 West Wharmley, £105 Hillcrest, Gunnerton Demesne, Crowhall, Highwood (x2), East House (x4), West Grange (x2) & Blackburn, £104.50 Blue Gables, £104 East House (x3), West Grange (x2) & West Wharmley, £103.50 Gunnerton Demesne, £103 Halfway House (x2), Crescent Farm, Snape Farm, Highwood (x2) & Salmonswell (x2), £102.50 Sherburn Tower, £102 Snape Farm & East House, £101.50 Crowhall, £101 Crescent Farm, £101 Snape Farm, Low West House & West Grange, £100.50 China Hall, £100 Hillcrest, East House (x2), Salmonswell (x2), China Hall, West Wharmley & Sherburn Tower (x2)

274.4p Crescent Farm, 272.4p Gunnerton Demesne, 269.2p West Grange & Crowhall, 268.3p East House, 265.8p Crescent Farm, 262.8p Longshaws, 262.5p East House (x2), 261.9p Tedcastle, 260p & 259.8p (x2) East House, 257.5p Salmonswell, 256.9p Gunnerton Demesne, 256.8p Crowhall, 256.4p, 256.1p, 255p & 253.7p East House, 251.3p Gunnerton Demesne & China Hall, 251.1p Rusheylaw, 250p Gunnerton Demesne, Highwood, East House, Longshaws & Salmonswell, 248.9p Blackburn, 248.8p Rusheylaw (x2), 248.7p Gunnerton Demesne, 247.7p Highwood, 247.6p West Wharmley, West Grange & East House, 247.5p East House & Longshaws, 247.4p Crescent Farm, Hillcrest & China Hall, 246.3p West Grange, 246.2p Tedcastle, 245.2p Salmonswell, Highwood, Crescent Farm & Halfway House (x2), 245p Salmonswell, 244.2p Hillcrest, East House, Blackburn & West Grange, 243.9p China Hall, 243.3p Aydonshields, 243.2p Crescent Farm, 242.9p Snape Farm, 242.5p East Newham & Crowhall

Suffolk x – £110.50 Aydonshields, £102.50 Hillcrest, £100 West Wharmley, £97.50 East House, £97 East Newham, £96 East House, £94 Tedcastle

250p West Wharmley, 244.1p Hillcrest, 240.2p Aydonshields, 237.8p East Newham & East House, 236.6p East Newham

Beltex x – £104 Low West House, £100.50 China Hall

257.7p China Hall, 247.6p Low West House

Charollais x – £100.50 & £96 Low Barns

223.3p & 218.5p Low Barns

Jacob - £73 & £72 Low Barns

180p & 173.8p Low Barns

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £92 Bavington Hill Head, £80 Broomhall

138.9p& 137.3p Bavington Hill Head

Beltex x – £75 Low West House

Charollais x - £80 & 156.9p Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £70 Embley

Cheviot x- £84 & 182.6p Bavington Hill Head

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel – £83 & £70 Low West House

Suffolk x - £70 Longshaws

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 5th June 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their first sale of store cattle in the month of June and were pleased to catalogue a considerable entry of 336 cattle for the time of year.  Presented to an eager company round the ringside trade lifted yet again on the week and reflected the rise in demand for the finished product as a number of local and national catering outlets re-open following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The highlight of the sale was the annual consignment from The Carruthers family, Silloans Farm which lies high in the inhospitable hills of the Otterburn Military Ranges and once again the well-bred Limousin and Limousin cross cattle attracted a deal of interest.  A smart and hefty packet of pure bred Young Bulls saw the top of the trade on the day and peaked at £1520 for the best of the offering with another at £1420 averaging £1289 for ten sold. Steers from the same home peaked at £1190 twice and Heifer sisters sold to a worthy £1280 with 32 cattle from 10-15 months of age averaging £1180 for the Redesdale based family.

A small but smart number of older, forward cattle were presented and these, particularly heavier types saw a noticeable lift on the week with steers peaking at £1370 for a hefty Limmy bullock at 22 months from George Brown, Old Hall, Durham and a super shapely Limousin heifer from Messrs Jackson, Midgeholm selling to £1350.

Charolais bred cattle were in the hottest demand perhaps seen for a few weeks with a nice run from Walker Bros, Satley peaking at £1320; their six returning at £1292 throughout, whilst the first of the spring offering from Agnes & James Sinton, White House, Birtley saw a bullock to £1295 and their heifers peak at £1280.

All classes were indeed dearer and quality heifers were in greatest demand with highlights including a smart Limousin at 18 months from Geoff & Ian Temple, Ingoe Low Hall selling to £1290 and a smart packet of four from Messrs Dixon, Middle Heads, Consett peaking at £1260 to average a deserved £1200.

Angus heifers peaked at £1125 for a well-bred pen of three from the Johnston Family, High Fotherley whilst the youngest class of cattle; those at ten months and younger peaked at £1050 for a Limousin cross steer from Ian Potts, Redburn, Weardale whilst heifers topped at £1020 from Steven & Ollie Richardson, Prospect Grange, Corbridge.

With a splash of moisture freshening pastures and certainly lifting spirits amongst consignors and purchasers alike demand for cattle at this centre shows no sign of easing and the auctioneers would urge any breeders with cattle yet to be sold to consider the Hexham ring as their first choice to maximise returns. Entries for the sale next week are invited and should be with auctioneers by 10.30am on Monday 8th June.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1355 Old Hall Farm

Limousin x heifers - £1220 & £1210 Middle Heads, £1170 Ingoe Low Hall, £1110 Middle Heads, £1045 Redburn, £960 Ingoe Low Hall

Simmental x steers – £1070 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x steers - £1240, £1120, £1060 & £1040 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1320, £1310, £1300 & £1260 Satley, £1225 & £1165 White House Birtley

Charolais x heifers – £1230 Rare Dean, £1105 White House Birtley, £1045 Raggetsyke, £1025 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1370, £1340 & £1330 Old Hall Farm, £1270 White House Birtley, £1130 Raggetsyke

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Ingoe Low Hall, £1165 Raggetsyke, £1070 Ingoe Low Hall, £1025 Brackenthwaite, £1020 Ingoe Low Hall, £930 Midgeholme

British Blue x heifers – £1015 Brackenthwaite

Simmental x steers – £1290 & £1275 Satley, £1065 Burdonside

Simmental x heifers – £1020 High Fotherley

Angus x heifers – £1125 & £1075 High Fotherley, £990 Brackenthwaite

Hereford x heifers - £950 Brackenthwaite

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1295 White House Birtley, £1165 Rare Dean, £1080 Redsteads, £930 Westburnhope

Limousin Young Bulls – £1520, £1420, £1350, £1240, £1220 (x3), £1190 & £1180 Silloans

Limousin x steers – £1245 & £1230 White House Birtley, £1190 Grange House & Silloans (x2), £1175 Midgeholme, £1170, £1160 & £1145 Silloans, £1140 Low Eshells, £1130 Silloans (x2) & Low Eshells, £1125 White House Birtley & Midgeholme, £1105 Grange House, £1100 Silloans & Low Eshells, £1080 Silloans, £1065 White House Birtley, £1060 Hudspeth, £1050 Raggetsyke, £1040 Westburnhope, £1000 Silloans, £995 Westburnhope, £980 & £970 Chesters, £965 East Flass, £955 Chesters

Limousin x heifers – £1350 Midgeholme, £1280 White House Birtley & Silloans, £1260 Middle Heads, £1210 Midgeholme, £1195 Dukesfield Hall, £1180 Silloans, £1165 Grange House, £1110 Silloans & Dukesfield Hall, £1100 Grange House, Silloans & Low Eshells, £1090 Silloans & Burntongues, £1075 Midgeholme, £1030 Dukesfield Hall, £980 Low Eshells, £955 Redburn, £950 Grange House

Blonde x steers – £1075 Silloans

British Blue x steers – £1150 Errington, £1035 Redburn, £1005 Errington, £1000 Glendue

British Blue x heifers – £980 Errington

Simmental x steers – £1165, £1105, £1090, £1050, £980 & £945 Hartley West

Simmental x heifers – £945 & £930 Hartley West

Angus x steers – £1070 & £940 Hedley Park, £930 Raggetsyke

Angus x heifers - £840 Hedley Park (x2)

Beef Shorthorn steers - £885 Hedley Park

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £820 Hedley Park

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1050 Redburn, £900 Prospect Grange

Limousin x heifers – £1020 Prospect Grange

British Blue x steers – £995 Glendue

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes & Rams

Cast Ewes and Rams met stronger demand with all classes dearer on the week.  Overall average £8 up on the week.

Sale topped at £104 for a Suffolk x Ewe from local vendor Mr R Beattie, East Highridge.

Mule Ewes met more demand selling to £88 for a pen of three from Mr RFs Newall, Low Barns.

Blackface Ewes from Mr R English, Brownsleazes sold to £78 for a pen of eight.

Lean Hill Ewes continue to sell at high rates.

More wanted, contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel x –£102 (x2) Catreen, £100 Catreen & Rawfoot, £98 Capheaton New Houses, £92 Newshield, £90 Capheaton New Houses, £88 East Wharmley, £83 Wadley Farm, £82 Capheaton New Houses (x2) & Wadley Farm, £80 Rawfoot

Suffolk x –£104 East Highridge, £100 Capheaton New Houses, £92 Low Barns

Cheviot x– £82 Prospect Grange, £76 & £70 Falstone Farm, £69 Sundaysight, £65 Falstone Farm

Mule – £88 & £80 Low Barns, £76 East Wharmley & Rawfoot, £75 Lunns House, Moorhouse Gate & Rawfoot, £72 Catreen, £70 Grasslees

Blackface – £78 & £66 Brownsleazes

Swaledale – £60 Rawfoot, £56 Tarset Hall

Jacob - £74 East Highridge

Teeswater - £77 Westwoodfoot

Llanwenog - £50 Westwoodfoot & Carlcroft

Store Hoggs

A very mixed show of end of season Store Hoggs sold to strong rates considering the time of year.

Topping the sale was three Texel x Hoggs from M/s D&J Baty, Catreen at £95

Texel x – £95 & £80 Catreen, £75 Rawfoot

Suffolk x – £78 & £70 Capheaton New Houses, £65 East Highridge

Mule – £80 Rawfoot, £76 & £69 Newshield, £64 Moorhouse Gate

Cheviot x – £74 & £60 Grasslees

Blackface – £50 Grasslees

Swaledale - £40 Newshield

Jacob - £68 & £60 Low Barns

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A decent show of clean cattle sold to a top of £1335.27 for an Angus x Bullock from Mr MJ Dixon, The Stobbs.

Limousin Heifers – £1320.90 Paxton Dene, £1315.88 & £1266.35 Thockrington

222p & 218p Paxton Dene, 217.5p & 215p Thockrington

Angus Steers – £1335.27 & £1290.77 The Stobbs

199.5p & 195.5p The Stobbs

Angus Heifers - £1325.48 & £1323.85 The Stobbs

207.5p & 205.5p The Stobbs

Cast Cows & OTM

A mixed show of Cast Cattle sold to another tremendous trade with buyers very keen for cattle.

Topping the sale was an outstanding Angus x cow from M/s FT Walton, Flotterton at £1416.61

Top pence per kilo went to a 169month old Limousin x cow from Mr JW Smith-Jackson, High Town making 167.5ppk

More cows can be handled on a weekly basis at Hexham.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Jack on 07739440457 to discuss.

Limousin – £1207.42 High Town, £1167.08 Grange House, £1139 High Town, £992.31 Flotterton, £958.37 Thockrington, £906.92 Low West House, £898.46 Flotterton, £896.28 Thornley Hall Farm

167.5p & 159.5p High Town, 157.5p Grange House, 145.5p Flotterton & Thornley Hall Farm, 143.5p Low West House & Hawksteel, 139.5p Thockrington, 133.5p Flotterton & Westburnhope

Limousin (Bull) - £1089.84 & 119.5p Westburnhope

Angus -£1416.61 Flotterton, £1391.73 & £1090.38 West Shields, 1044.27 Flotterton, £1042.86 Pasture Hill, £962.37 West Shields, £954.48 Flotterton, £915.57 & £905.14 West Shields, £852.30 Gleedlee, £845.64 West Shields

155.5p Flotterton & West Shields, 145.5p Flotterton, 144.5p Flotterton & West Shields, 141.5p Pasture Hill & Flotterton, 137.5p West Shields, 135.5p Gleedlee & West Shields

Stabiliser- £1189.31 & 123.5p East Fourstones

Hereford - £875.62 Westburnhope

Hereford (Bull)  £831.81 Harehaugh

123.5p Westburnhope

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward again on the week and an increase in the average price (5p) on a trade that is generally falling everywhere was very satisfactory.

Handy weight, smart sorts, sold very well to a top of 297.4p from M/s Walby, East House.

Texel x – £120 Sherburn Tower, £113.50 Beaumont House, £112.50 East House, £112 West Grange, £110 Moorgair, Grange House & Aydonshields, £109 Gunnerton Demesne, Longshaws & Grange House, £108 Beaumont House & Hackford, £107.50 Gunnerton Demesne, £107 Hackford & Grange House (x2), £106 Gunnerton Demesne & Sherburn Tower, £105 Blue Gables, East House & Salmonswell, £104.50 Aydonshields & Sherburn Tower, £104 West Grange & Salmonswell, £103.50 & £103 East House, £102.50 Salmonswell & West Grange, £100 Beaumont House & West Grange, £99 Moorgair & West Grange, £98 Sherburn Tower, £97.50 & £96 Moorgair, £94.50 Crescent Farm, £93.50 Hackford, £93 Salmonswell, £92.50 & £92 Beaumont House, £91.50 Gunnerton Demesne, £90 Beaumont House (x2), Grange House & Flotterton

288.5p East House, 286.8p Gunnerton Demesne, 280p West Grange, 279p Gunnerton Demesne, 276.8p Beaumont House, 276.3p &b 272.4p East House, 269.2p Salmonswell, 267.5p Hackford, 265.9p Longshaws, 262.8p Salmonswell, 261p Grange House, 260p Salmonswell, 258.5p Sherburn Tower, 257.5p East House, 256.3p West Grange, 254.8p Grange House, 253.5p Grange House, 250p West Grange & Grange House, 248.7p Crescent Farm, 242.4p Longshaws, 241.9p West Grange, 241.7p Gunnerton Demesne (x2), 239.1p Aydonshields, 238.9p Gunnerton Demesne, 238.5p Salmonswell, 237.5p Aydonshields & Sherburn Tower, 235.9p Beaumont House, 235.7p Moorgair, 234.6p Gunnerton Demesne, 233.3p Longshaws

Suffolk x – £110 Aydonshields, £107 Hackford, £100 West Grange, £97.50 Hackford, £97 Grange House, £96 Flotterton, £95 Hackford, £90 Sherburn Tower

242.5p Grange House, 234.2p Flotterton, 232.1p, 231.7p & 227.7p Hackford, 227.3p West Grange

Beltex x – £116 East House, £114 Low West House, £108 East House

297.4p & 263.4p East House, 242.6p Low West House

Charollais x – £108 & £100 Blue Gables

245.5p & 227.3p Blue Gables

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £70 Aydonshields & Longlee

Breeding Sheep | Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Ewes, Gimmers & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

Another decent entry of Ewes, Gimmers and Hoggs with lambs at foot met another strong trade, exceeding vendor’s expectations for this time of year.

Topping the Gimmers was a strong pen of Texel x Twins from M/s J Robson & Sons, Hepple Whitefield at £222

Texel x Hoggs from Mr R Graham, Plainfield sold to the same money £222

Closely behind at £220 were Texel x Hoggs from Mr JC Oliver, East Farm.

Ewes topped at £208 for a pair of Suffolk x twins from Mr R Beattie, East Highridge.

Contact Jack on 07739440457 to discuss entries for next sale, Tuesday 9th June.

Hoggs with Single Lambs at Foot

Texel x – £222 Plainfield, £220 & £219 East Farm, £216 Plainfield, £212 & £205 East Farm

Mule – £194 Cawfields, £180 Briggle Hill & Cawfields, £172 Cawfields

Suffolk x – £172 Woodlands

Gimmers with Lambs at Foot

Mule – £198 (Twins) & £150 (Singles) Hepple Whitefield

Texel x – £222 (Twins) & £154 (Singles) Hepple Whitefield

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

Mule (Twins) – £203 Hepple Whitefield, £202 East Highridge, £200 Hepple Whitefield, £198 East Highridge, £192 Hepple Whitefield,

Mule (Singles) - £157 Sherburn Tower, £153 Hepple Whitefield, £150 East Fourstones, £140 Sherburn Tower

Texel x (Twins) - £187 Bridgeford,

Texel x (Singles) - £152 (x2) & £150 East Highridge

Suffolk x - £208 (Twins) & £148 (Singles) East Highridge

Blackface (Singles) - £110 & £93 Bridgeford