Hexham Store Sheep | Friday 13th September 2019
Hexham Auction Mart
13th September 2019
A decent entry of ewes sold well to a top of £93 from Hallington High Farm & £92 The Tofts
Texel x – £93 - £88 & £75 Hallington High, £74 Cockhall & Mickley Moor, £70 Lamb Shield, £68 Chesterwood, £65 Rose Cottage, £62 The Tofts £60 Tarset Hall
Suffolk x – £92 The Tofts, £81 Wayn Riggs, £70 Chesterwood
Leicester – Tup £40 East Unthank
Mule – £74 - £66 & 64 Hallington Hill, £69 & £55 Stotsfold, £65 The Tofts, £58 Rose Cottage & Lamb Shield £56 Chesterwood, £54 Blackburn
Cheviot - £60 Cottonshope
Blackface – £45 Meldon Lane
Swaledale - £54 (Tup) & £35 Ewes East Unthank, £49 Stotsfold, £43 Rattenraw, £29 Chesterwood
More Lambs forward than other years on Kelso Ram sales day and sold well to the usual ring of customers
Texel x – £77.50 Rose Cottage, £76 Norwoods Farm, £73.50 Wayn Riggs, £72.50 Stobbilee Farm, £72 Cooper House, Broadgates & Birkside £70.50 Fern Dene, £70 & 69.50 - £68.50, £67.50 Felton Demesne, £69 Cooper House £68 Churchlands, Amos Hill & Birkside, £67.50 Errington Red House & Fallowfield £67.50 Birkside, £67 High Barns, Fallowfield & Black Hedley
Suffolk x – £67 Broadgate, £61 East Flass, £59.50 High Knitsley & Low Huntwell, £58 Kingswood
Beltex x - £76.50, £74 Hownsgill Farm, £67 Closehead, £65 East Flass, £62 Birchcraig
South Country Cheviot - £56- £53 -£52 & £45 Sundaysight
Mule – £66.50 Amos Hill, £54 Sundaysight, £53 & £50 East Unthank, £52 Tarset Hall, £51 Lambshield
Blackface – £55 & £40 Greenchesters, £48 Meldon Lane
Swaledale - £39 Rattenraw, £33 Kingswood
Scot Gap Mart | Wednesday 11th September 2019
Wednesday 11th September 2019
Scots Gap Mart at their weekly Prime and Cast sheep sale sold 404 head. Against that seen earlier in the week trade was marginally improved and saw 45kg return £77.28 throught. A smart pen of 18 ¾ Texels at 42kg peaked at £87 (207.1ppkg) from Dave Brodie, The Chesters and heavy sorts sold to £85 for 49kg from Adam Thompson, The Fawns. Mules peaked at £84 from Edward Thoburn, Pitland Hills.
Cast sheep topped at £98 for a big Beltex cross ewe from Richard Thornton, Cornhills. More sheep are wanted next week.
Texel x – £87 The Chesters, £85 The Fawns, £83 Cornhills, £82 The Chesters, £82 The Fawns, £80 Cornhills, £80 The Fawns, £80 (x2) Pitland Hills, £78.50 (x3) The Chesters, £76.50 & £76 The Fawns.
207.1p The Chesters, 205.1p Cornhills, 195.2p The Fawns, 186.1p & 185.4p The Fawns, 184.4p Cornhills, 182.6p The Chesters, 173.5p & 170.0p The Fawns, 167.4p & 163.5p The Chesters, 160.7p Holystone, 160.2p The Chesters, 160.0p Pitland Hills.
Suffolk x - £81.50, £78, £76, & £75 The Chesters, £72.50 Holystone.
181.4p, 163.0p & 161.7p The Chesters, 157.6p Holystone
Mule - £84 & £72 Pitland Hills
Beltex x £98 Cornhills
Texel x - £94.50 Cornhills, £88 Crook Dene, £84 Grangemoor, £82 Cornhills, £76 Little Harle, £74 Holystone, £73 Crook Dene, £73 & £71.50 Grangemoor, £70 Longwitton, £70 Grangemoor.
Suffolk x - £75 Little Harle, £75 Grangemoor
Mule – £69.50 Longwitton, £66 Blueburn, £63 Little Harle, £62 Crook Dene, £58 The Dunns, £54 Longwitton.
Cheviot Mule - £77 Cornhills.
Leicester - £83 Blueburn
Blackface - £49.50 Blueburn, £45 (x2) The Dunns
Jacob - £30.50 Swarland
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 10th September 2019
Small show of clean cattle that sold to 213.5ppk for a Limousin x heifer from M/s W&JA Longlands, Rushey Law.
Limousin Heifers – £1204.63 & £1178. Rusheylaw
213.5p & 209.5p Rusheylaw
Charolais Heifers – £1213.03 & 201.5p Flotterton
A very lean show of cows with half the sale being dairy cows which sold to 116.5ppk for a Holstein x from Peepy Farm Ltd, Cairnhead Farm, Ainstable, Cumbria.
Cast cattle sold well on the whole selling to a high of 141.5ppk for a Shorthorn x from Mr Lapping, Hindley House.
Highest grossing beast came from M/s Dodd & Wise, Sillywrea selling for £1045.68
Limousin – £1038.85 Middle Heads, £1012.35 & £908.85 Rusheylaw, £794.75 Flotterton
131.5p Middle Heads, 130.5p Flotterton, 129.5p Highfield, 127.5p & 124.5p Rusheylaw
British Blue – £818.81 & 123.5p West End Town
Beef Shorthorn - £1045.68 & 138.5p Sillywrea
Shorthorn - £904.19 & 141.5p Hindley House
Holstein Friesian - £548.70 & 491.18 Peepy Farm
88.5p Peepy Farm
Holstein Friesian x - £738.61 & 116.5p Peepy Farm
Belted Galloway - £998.33 & £929.86 Hindley House
127.5p & 123.5p Hindley House
Jersey x - £515.45 & 84.5p Peepy Farm
Another generally good show of lambs this week although a few pens of leaner lambs forward resulting in a 4p drop in the average very much in line with other centres.
Texel x – £86 Nilston Rigg, £84 Nilston Rigg, Comb Hills & Tritlington, £83.50 Tritlington, £82 High Eshells, St Oswalds & Hedley Park, £80 St Oswalds, Stobbilee, Nilston Rigg, Loadman, Mickley Moor & Linacres, £79.50 Nilston Rigg, £78.50 Aydonshields, £78 Chesterwood, Nilston Rigg, Aydonshields, Tritlington & Linacres, £77.50 Lynup Hill, £77 High Eshells, East Uppertown, Round Meadows, Berwick Hill & Mickley Moor, £76.50 Milbourne Town Farm, East Wharmley & Linacres, £76 St Oswalds, Nilston Rigg, Round Meadows, Aydonshields & East Wharmley
221.1p Comb Hills, 203.7p Tritlington, 195.2p High Eshells, 194.2p Tritlington, 187p Nilston Rigg, 186.1p& 185.7p Linacres, 184.9p Nilston Rigg, 184.6p St Oswalds, 182.1p East Wharmley, 181.8p Mickley Moor, 181p St Oswalds, 179p Thornbrough, 178.6p China Hall, 177.9p Linacres, 177.8p Thornbrough, 177.5p Nilston Rigg, 176.9p Loadman, 175p Thornbrough
Dutch Texel x - £74 & 176.2p North Cocklake
Suffolk x – £82 Nilston Rigg, £76 Sunniside, £75.50 Fairley, £75 Black Hedley, £74 Fairley, Berwick Hill & Sunniside, £73.50 Woodlands
170.3p Black Callerton, 168.2p Fairley, 163.6p Grindon Hill, 162.5p Sunny Farm, 158.9p Berwick Hill
Beltex x – £92 Tritlington, £81.50 & £79 St Oswalds
248.7p Tritlington, 197.5p & 194.1p St Oswalds
Charollais x - £78 Sunniside, £77 Whitechapel, £74 Sunniside
164.4p Sunniside, 163.8p Whitechapel, 162.5p Sherburn Tower
Cheviot x- £84 Greenfield, £75 Grindon Hill, £73.50 Greenfield
157.1p & 147p Greenfield
Mule – £72 Whitechapel, £69 Stone Stile, £68 North Cocklake, £67 Whitechapel, £61 Crowhall
158.1p North Cocklake, £153.3p Stone Stile, 1152.5p Crowhall
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £58 Crag House, £48 Low Carriteth
Mule – £54 & £48 Low Carriteth
Jacob – £51 & £48 Elpha Green
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 6th September 2019
Hexham and Northern Marts at their weekly sale of Store Cattle offered 127 head. With a few more buyers at the ringside trade was marginally lifted on the week and peaked at £1170 for a pen of well grown Charolais cross steers from Robin Oxley, Colwell Hill with heifers peaking at £1140 for a Limousin cross heifer from John Kenyon, South Kirkheaton.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1130 & £1105 South Kirkheaton
Limousin x steers – £1145 & £1075 South Kirkheaton
Limousin x heifers - £1140 South Kirkheaton, £1035 Blackhalls, £1030 Brackenthwaite, £1000 East Newham, £980 Cheviot, £930 Blackhalls
Blonde x heifers – £1065 & £1010 South Kirkheaton
Simmental x steers – £950 Hay A Park
Angus x heifers – £1060 South Kirkheaton, £1010 & £985 Brackenthwaite, £960 Blackhalls
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1170, £1135 & £1090 Colwell Hill, £1045 (x2), £1020 & £1010 Hay A Park
Charolais x heifers – £1050, £990 & £925 Colwell Hill, £915 & £910 Low Staples
Limousin x steers – £1150 West Kirkheaton, £1095 South Kirkheaton & Hay A Park, £1060 Ouston, £1040 Cheviot, £1010 East Newham
Limousin x heifers – £1110 West Kirkheaton, £1060 Cheviot, £1000 China Hall, £995 West Kirkheaton, £890 & £880 China Hall
Blonde x heifers – £960 East Newham
Simmental x steers – £1100, £1065 & £1055 (x2) Hay A Park
Angus x steers -£1055 Hay A Park
Angus x heifers – £920 Kirkley Hall
Hereford x steers - £990 Hay A Park
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1090, £1055 & £920 Colwell Hill, £875 Knavesmire
Charolais x heifers - £1040 Colwell Hill, £885 Knavesmire, £850 Colwell Hill
Limousin x steers – £1135 West Kirkheaton, £1000 Low Staples & Ouston (x2), £990 & £970 Silloans, £910 Todhillwood, £900 Ouston, £855 Broadgates
Limousin x heifers – £925 Silloans, £900 China Hall & East Newham, £895 West Kirkheaton, £885 East Newham, £860 Silloans
Angus x steers – £940 & £920 Mossyard
Angus x heifers - £890 & £875 Blackhalls
More cast sheep forward this week with a lot more horned ewes present. Trade was buoyant throughout with extra purchasers present. Lean feeding types very easily cashed.
Ewes sold to a high of £103 for Texel x from M/s Johnson, Halfway House.
Bluefaced Leicester rams sold to £95 from M/s MW Bainbridge & Sons, Buckshot.
Horned ewes sold to £60 for Blackface from M/s PF Findlay & Son, Stoop Rigg.
Texel – £65 Dyke Nook
Texel x – £103 Halfway House, £94 Hackford, £87 Armonside, £86 Grange House, £84 Holly Hill West, £80 Grange House, £78 East Butsfield, £77 Grange House & Merryshields, £75 Middle Horsleyhope, £74 Holly Hill West & Middle Horsleyhope, £73 Grange House & Cockhall, £71 Stobby Lea & Carrycoats, £70 East Uppertown
Suffolk x – £92 Grange House, £89 & £88 Middle Horsleyhope, £83 Grange House & Whittonshields
Beltex x – £99 & £95 Middle Horsleyhope, £90 Stobby Lea, £84 Middle Horsleyhope
Leicester - £95 Buckshot
Cheviot Mule – £72 Whittonshields
Mule – £74 Hackford, £70 Castlewood & Stoop Rigg, £69 East Butsfield, £65 Grange House, £64 Bulls Hill, £63 Buckshot, £61 West Deanraw, £60 Hackford, £56 Blackburn, East Butsfield, Stotsfold & White House Eastgate
Blackface – £60 Stoop Rigg, £50 Hepple Whitefield
Swaledale – £47 Hackford & Stotsfold, £45 Harwood Shield, £44 Hackford, £43 Harwood Shield, £42 East Butsfield, £40 Buckshot
Herdwick - £37 Armonside
Crossbred - £79 Grange House, £77 Whittonshields
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of 2884 catalogued store lambs. Trade this week would be slightly easier on the week but still looked strong compared to recent primestock sales in recent days that fell sharply. Those three quarter continental type lambs still easy to cash between £64 and £67 and sold to a high of £96 for Pure Texel’s from M/s JT Nixon & Sons Ltd., Stotsfold.
Mule lambs once again easy to sell with plenty of pens over that £55 barrier. Mules from M/s D&M Scott, Redesmouth, Bellingham sold to £67
Texel - £96 Stotsfold
Texel x – £74 High Barns, £73 Felton Demesne & Snitter, £72 Bingfield & Hepple Whitefield, £70 Felton Demesne & Ewesley, £69.50 Felton Demesne & Closehead, £69 Felton Demesne (x2), Whittonshields & Amos Hill (x2, £68.50 Closehead, Snitter & Birkside, £68 Low Struthers, £67.50 Midgeholme, £66.50 Chesterhope, Closehead, The Boat, Merryshields & Amos Hill, £66 Allenheads Farm & Burnbank
Suffolk x – £72.50 Hownsgill, £71 Bingfield, £70 Piatroon, £69 The Boat, £66 Low Struthers & Low Greenley Cleugh
Beltex x - £81 Hownsgill, £79.50 East House, £67 Waite Farm
Cheviot x - £65 Low Struthers
Mule – £67 Redesmouth, £64 Brieredge, £63.50 Harsondale, £62 Burnbank & Brieredge, £61 Burnbank, £60 Carrycoats, £55.50 Burnbank & Redesmouth, £54 Carrycoats & Kingswood
Opening Ewe Lamb Sale | Friday 6th September 2019
Mule Ewe Lambs
Hexham and Northern Marts held their Opening Prize Show and Sale with an increased entry of 1985 Mule Ewe Lambs (Ex North of England Blackface Ewes) on behalf of members and non-members of NEMSA.
The prize show was once again kindly sponsored by “Sherriffs” John Deere Dealers, Tyne Green, Hexham and Robson & Cowan, Scots Gap.
The judging for this year was expertly carried out by well known breeder from the North of the County, Roland Telfer, Branton Eastside and also with the help of his known showman and judge, shepherd Jim Elliott.
With a tremendous show of lambs put forward and after giving every pen due consideration they awarded the Champion Pen for the second year running to an outstanding pen of 25 to Martyn Archer, Carry House. They later sold at £135 to EH Pennie & Son, Montgomery.
The Reserve Champion Pen went to John & Andrew Hunter, The Steel and later sold for top price of the day at £139 also to EH Pennie & Son, Montgomery.
The best run of 100 or more lambs went to Martyn Archer, Carry House who received the Stuart Ridley Memorial Trophy.
The sheep ring was packed with local and distant buyers from Scotland, Wales and Devon.
An excellent show of lambs was forward but trade was easier on the good rates of last year for the strong tupping lambs especially.
The average was down £9.52 on 2018
1st – M/s Archer, Carry House
2nd – M/s Hunter, The Steel
3rd – M/s English, Brownsleazes
Best Run of 100 or more – M/s Archer, Carry House
£139 The Steel, £135 Carry House, £130 Edlingham Newtown & Quarry House, £122, £119 & £118 Carry House, £117 Shitlington Hall, £116 Shitlington Hall & Great Chesters, £114 The Steel, £112 Shitlington Hall & The Steel, £110 Stell Green, Quarry House & Brownsleazes, £108 Hotbank, Shitlington Hall (x2), Carry House, Whiteside & Great Chesters, £107 Carry House, £106 Whiteside & The Steel, £105 Penpeugh & Hole Farm, £104 Shitlington Hall (x2) & Great Chesters, £103 Pitland Hills & The Steel, £102 Stell Green, Whiteside & West Nubbock, £101 Penpeugh, £100 Stell Green, Greta Chesters & Brownsleazes, £99 Edges Green & Whiteside, £98 Hotbank, £97 Whiteside, £96 West Nubbock & Pitland Hills, £95 Edges Green & Whiteside, £94 Hotbank & Stell Green, £93 Penpeugh & Brownsleazes, £92 Whiteside, Burnbank & Quarry House (x3, £91 Hole Farm, £90 Quarry House
Suffolk Ewe Lambs
£125 South Hanging Wells (RC)
Suffolk x Ewe Lambs
Texel x Ewe Lambs
£103 Stone Hall, £102, £90 (x2) & £87 (x2) Low Ardley, £86 (x2) Stone Hall
Blackface Ewe Lambs
A small show of Blackface Ewe Lambs sold very well to a ring of regular purchasers, all keen to secure lots which they have had in the past.
1st – M/s Murray, Sewingshields
2nd – M/s Yeats, Close A Burn
3rd – M/s Yeats, Close A Burn
£152 Sewingshields, £126 & £120 Close A Burn, £118 Wanwood Hill & Prospect House, £116 Close A Burn, £110 Close A Burn (x2), £108 Sewingshields & The Lampert, £104 Wanwood Hill, £102 Prospect House, £101 Sewingshields, £100 Close A Burn, £95 & £94 Sewingshields, £81 The Lampert, £80 Close A Burn, £77 Greenleighton
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 4th September 2019
Scots Gap Mart at their weekly sale sold 613 Prime and Cast sheep. As with other centres earlier in week trade was noticeably easier but peaked at £96 and 210.5ppkg both lots very well-bred Texel crosses from noted local Tup breeder Richard Thornton, Cornhills and headed up a penfull that saw the best of the trade on the day. The sale averaged £73.69 per head for 45.9kg throughout.
Cast sheep remain a useful trade and peaked at £92 for Texel cross ewes from Jonta Walton, Grangemoor, with Suffolk crosses selling for £88 from Peter Charlton, Little Harle.
Texel x – £96 Cornhills, £95 Hill Head, £88 (x2) Cornhills, £85 Hill Head, £84 Cornhills, £83 Broomhall, £82.50 & £82 Bolam West Houses, £82 Grangemoor, £81 Dene House.
210.5p, 204.3p, 191.3p(x2), 190.9p Cornhills, 180p Broomhall, 177.8p Cornhills, 170p Hill Head, 167.6p Hill Head, 167.4p Grangemoor, 165p Thornbrough, 164.6p Rugley Walls.
Suffolk x - £85 Broomhall, £82 East White Hill, £82 Rugley Walls, £80 Broomhall, £75 East White Hill
163.3p (x2) Broomhall, 163.3p The Peels, 159.6p East White Hill
Beltex x - £80 & 177.8p Cornhills
Mule - £70 & 159.1p Black Callerton
Hampshire - £65 Raburn Cottage
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £92, £82, £78(x2) Grangemoor.
Suffolk x - £88 Little Harle
Mule -£68 Little Harle
Hampshire - £60 & £57.50 Raburn Cottage.
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Small and plainer show of clean cattle this week that sold to 196.5ppk for a Limousin x heifer from M/s W Patterson & Son, Halton Red House selling to West Mill Hills Butchers, Haydon Bridge.
Limousin Heifers – £1141.10 Flotterton, £1025.73 Halton Red House
196.5p Halton Red House, 190.5p Flotterton
Charolais Heifers – £1204.55 & 196.5p Flotterton
A nice show of cows this week, leaner cows slightly easier but better sorts very much the same or slightly sharper.
Highest grossing beast came from M/s Rowell, North Cocklake who sold a British Blue bull to £1225.15
M/s R Thornton & Sons, Cornhills sold British Blue cows to 153.5ppk.
Limousin – £1030.59 & £963.28 Blackhalls, £948.73 The Steel, £926.49 & £869.01 Flotterton, £827.14 The Steel, £822.50 West Kirkheaton
148.5p Blackhalls, 138.5p The Steel, 132.5p Blackhalls, 131.5p The Steel, 128.5p, 124.5p & 123.5p Flotterton, 117.5p West Kirkheaton, 116.5p West Kirkheaton & Stone Stile, 113.5p Low West House
Angus -£1080.88 & £1012.58 Old Town, £948.83 & £829.29 Flotterton
114.5p & 128.5p Old Town, 119.5p & 115.5p Flotterton
British Blue (Bull)– £1225.15 & 114.5p North Cocklake
British Blue - ££1203.44 Cornhills, £1135.77 Blackhalls, £1078.35 Cornhills, £876.08 School Farm Stanley
153.5p Cornhills, 144.5p Blackhalls, 136.5p Cornhills
Simmental - £1049.56 & 120.5p West Kirkheaton
At the weekly sale for Prime Lambs, Hexham and Northern Marts had forward 2031 head. The largest show of the season so far and for some time were easier on the week although more heavy weights and plainer sorts forward.
Top price was £100 for a fantastic pen of Suffolk x lambs from Thockrington and 216.7p from West Moorhouses.
Texel x – £97.50, £96.50 & £93.50 Thockrington, £92.50 Thornley Hall, £90.50 Thockrington, £90 Highwood, £89 Quarry House & Nunwick, £88 Fairley, £87.50 Agars Hill (x2) & Watch Currock, £87 Berwick Hill, £85.50 Thockrington, £85 Baal Hill, £84.50 Highwood & Nunwick, £84 Low Eshells, Harwood Shield & Thornton Tower, £83.50 Aydonshields, £83 High Eshells & Harwood Shield (x2), £82.50 Burntongues & East Cocklaw, £82 St Oswalds & Rare Dean, £81.50 High Eshells, East Uppertown, Nunwick & Aydonshields, £81 High Eshells, Nunwick, Old Town, Kellah (x2) & Watch Currock, £80.50 Kellah, Thornley Hall, Grindon Hill & Wallhouses, £80 Highwood, Low Eshells (x2), Bulls Hill, East Cocklaw (x2, Baal Hill & West Grange
198.9p Watch Currock, 196.5p & 195.7p Highwood, 194.1p High Eshells, 192.9p (x2) Kellah, 190.2p Horneystead, 188.4p Watch Currock, 188.1p St Oswalds, 186.3p Agars Hill, 185.9p Horneystead, 184.2p Palm Strothers & Kellah, 183p Kellah, 182.3p Agars Hill, 181.6p Quarry House, 180.4p High Eshells, 179p Kirkley Hall & China Hall, 178.6p St Oswalds, Horneystead & Agars Hill, 178.1p East Cocklaw, 177.6p China Hall, ,177.4p West Moorhouses, 177.3p Palm Strothers, 176.8p Grange House, 176.7p Highwood, 176.3p Thornbrough & Moss Barns (x2), 176.2p Burntongues, 176.1p High Eshells, 176p Nunwick
Dutch Texel x - £84.50 Burntongues, £84 Willimoteswick & Burntongues, £82.50 Tedcastle & Burntongues, £81 Tedcastle, £79 & £78 Willimoteswick
200p & 196.5p Burntongues, 185.7p, 184.2p & 181p Willimoteswick, 179.4p Burntongues, 178.7p & 178.1p Willimoteswick, 171.6p Tedcastle, 170.5p North Cocklake
Suffolk x – £100, £94, £93 & £90 (x2) Thockrington, £89.50 Holling Hill, £87.50 Berwick Hill, £84.50 Lunns House, £83.50 Holling Hill, £82 Fairley, £81.50 Wallhouses & Baal Hill, £79.50 Merryshields & Rare Dean, £77 Baal Hill & Lunns House, £76.50 Berwick Hill & East Cocklaw, £75 Fairley, Old Town & Black Hedley
178.1p Thornton Tower, 170p East Cocklaw, 167.5p Sillywrea, 167.4p Baal Hill, 167p Holling Hill, 166.7p Thockrington (x2), 166.3p Baal Hill, 165.7p Holling Hill, 165.6p Rare Dean, 165.1p Burnhope Flatts, 163.9p Thockrington, 163.6p Merryshields (x2)
Beltex x – £95 & £87 Quarry House, £84.50 Quarry House & West Moorhouses, £84 St Oswalds (x2) & Quarry House, £83 West Moorhouses, £82.50 & £81 St Oswalds, £80 West Moorhouses, £76.50 St Oswalds & West Moorhouses (x2)
216.7p West Moorhouses, 211.1p Quarry House, 210.5p West Moorhouses, 206.1p Quarry House, 204.9p St Oswalds, 202.3p & 200p Quarry House, 196.2p & 193p West Moorhouses, 192.9p St Oswalds, 191.3p West Moorhouses, 190.5p China Hall, 185.4p St Oswalds, 184.6p Cheeseburn Grange, 180p Stobby Lea, 175p St Oswalds & West Moorhouses, 173.3p & 172p Stobby Lea
Charollais x - £83.50 & 166.3p Low Barns
Bleu D’Maine x- £75 Sillywrea
Shropshire x - £72 East Cocklaw
Cheviot x - £75 Grindon Hill
Cheviot Mule - £76.50 Bingfield, £67 Embley
162.8p Bingfield Combe
Mule – £82.50 The Hope, £78.50 Warksfield Head, £78 The Hope, £76.50 Bulls Hill, £75 Harwood Shield, £74.50 Warksfield Head, £74 Highwood, £73 & £71 Bulls Hill
165 & 162.5p The Hope, 162p Warksfield Head, 161.4p & 158.7p Bulls Hill, 158p Stoop Rigg, 157.5p Highwood
Blackface - £63.50 & £61 Stoop Rigg
154.9p & 148.8p Stoop Rigg
Jacob - £58 Low Barns
Crossbred - £75.50 & 175.6p West Moorhouses
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x –£70 & £65 Cheeseburn Grange, £61 Half Acres, £57 The Board Inn
Mule – £59 West Shields
Swaledale – £54 White Hill
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 30th August 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a small catalogue of 83 head and with both grass and tillage operations high in priority currently both numbers, trade and buyers at the ringside were less than seen recently.
Prices peaked at £1200 for a well-grown, lengthy charolais cross heifer with shape at 22 months of age from John Drydon, West Deanraw. The same vendor sold a very similar Limousin cross female at the same age and the same tariff. Bullock trade also peaked with a steer from this noted Tyne Valley home and a charolais cross steer with great potential from Messrs Drydon changed hands for £1170.
The middle age order peaked at £1080 for a sixteen month old Limousin cross steer from Raymond Little, Holly Hill West and the youngest class of cattle topped at £900 for a smart ten month old Limmy heifer from Selby and Alan Robson, Yatesfield, Otterburn.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1200 West Deanraw
Limousin x heifers - £1200 West Deanraw, £1010 & £1000 Round Meadows
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1170 West Deanraw
Charolais x heifers – £1130 West Deanraw, £855 Farnamullan
Limousin x heifers – £1020 Kirkley Hall, £920 West Deanraw, £895 Kirkley Hall
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x heifers - £1070 West Deanraw, £995 Farnamullan
Limousin x steers – £1080 & £1055 Holly Hill West, £950 Westerheugh, £860 Holly Hill West
Limousin x heifers – £1020 Holly Hill West, £925 Farnamullan, £900 & £880 Westerheugh, £845 Kirkley Hall
Angus x heifers - £855 & £850 Farnamullan
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £845 Yatesfield
Limousin x heifers – £900 Yatesfield
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly Cast and Store sale of 3289 catalogued sheep.
Cast sheep trade would be sharper on the week for all classes of ewes, especially well fleshed continentals.
Sale was topped by Texel’s from E C Hawksby, Greys Well farm, Tow Law, selling for £110
M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley, Hexham sold Texel ewes to £109 as did another Tow Law vendor, AE&NG Beveridge, Low West House.
Mule ewes sold to £75 twice from PG Nixon & Partners, Little Whittington and M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley.
Texel - £110 Greys Well
Texel x – £109 Low Ardley & Low West House, £108 Low Ardley, £106 South Hallington, £98 Little Whittington, £93 Low Ardley & The Lee, £92 Cockhall, £91 Low West House, £90 South Hallington, £89 North Cocklake, £86 Low Ardley, £85 Agars Hill, £83 Armonside, £82 Thornley Hall, £80 North Cocklake & Little Whittington, £79 East Uppertown, £77 Cockhall, £76 Hepple Whitefield, Haining Hall (x2), South Hallington & Low West House, £74 Thornley Hall, £73 Linshiels, £70 The Lee & Low West House
Suffolk x – £92 Little Whittington, £78 Thornley Hall
Mule – £75 Low Ardley & Little Whittington, £73 Haining Hall, £71 Agars Hill & High Fotherley, £70 Snabdough, £69 North Cocklake, £68 Derwent Grange, £67 Thornley Hall, £66 Hawksteel, £65 North Cocklake
Blackface – £72 Greenleas, £55 Penpeugh, £54 Lords Lot, £43 North Cocklake & Penpeugh
Swaledale – £52 Hawksteel, £51 Lords Lot
Crossbred - £74 Cockhall
Store lamb trade again slightly sharper with again plenty of potential purchasers ringside to keep a buoyant trade.
Trade for the better bred lambs met a good, straight honest trade and noticeably dearer.
Suffolk x lambs also in demand with more purchasers in attendance for that type of lambs.
A mixed show of Mule lambs this week with the stronger end easily cashed but leaner sorts slightly harder work.
Sale highlight was Pure Texel lambs from JR&A Mews, Chapel House, Allendale selling to £111
M/s TR&EA Milburn, Wallend, Brampton returned to the Hexham ring and sold their pen of Beltex ewe lambs to £106
Mr B Story, Woodhead, Haltwhistle came and took advantage of the Hexham ring this week and sold a pen of 15 Dutch Texels to £100. Mr Story’s run of 51 lambs went on to average £91.86
Ryan Beattie, Hareshaw Allotment, Bellingham sold Suffolk x lambs to £70
Mule lambs saw a high of £69 from M/s JD Walton & Sons, Burnbank, Tarset for a pen of 41
More lambs needed for next week’s sale to meet the current demand with a few buyers going away short.
Entries and Enquiries to Drew Patrick 07854361967 or the office 01434 605444
Texel - £111, £102 & £95 Chapel House
Texel x – £77 Amos Hill, £76 Haggate, £75Park Villa, £74 Snitter, £73.50 Amos Hill, £73 Amos Hill, Low Oldshield & Burdonside, £71.50 South Gunnerton, Demesne & Burdonside, £70.50 Cooper House & Broadgates, £69.50 Buckshot, £69 Broadgates, £68.50 Linshiels, Derwent Grange, Amos Hill & Low Staples (x2), £68 Park Villas, South Gunnerton & Close Head, £67.50 Burdonside, £67 Woodlands
Dutch Texel x - £100, £89.50, £89 & £87.50 Woodhead, £83 Woodlands, £70.50 Fallowfield, £68 Woodlands Place, £67.50 Fallowfield, £67 Woodlands & Fallowfield
Suffolk x – £70 Hareshaw Allotment, £68.50 Park Villas & Cooper House, £67.50 Snabdough & Low Struthers, £66.50 Low Greenley Cleugh, £65 Rennys Barn
Beltex x - £106 & £90 Wallend, £82 The Throp, £75.50 Demesne, £72 Hareshaw Allotment, £71 Wolf Hills, £69.50 Felton Demesne, £69 Close Head,
Hampshire - £51 Broom House
Mule – £69 Burnbank, £68 Ouston, £65 Burnbank, £63.50 Townshields, £61 Burnbank, £54 Agars Hill
Crossbred – £80 Broom House, £75 Crescent Farm
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 28th August 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart
Wednesday 28th August 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart sold 536 Prime and Cast sheep at their weekly sale which topped at £88 for a pen of heavy Suffolk crosses from David and Alan Johnson, Tuthill. Mid – weight Texel crosses peaked at 205ppkg for 40kg from Brian Charlton, East Newham. The sale averaged £75.68 for 45kg.
Cast sheep peaked at £111 for smart Texel ewes from Adam Thompson, The Fawns. Suffolk crosses hit £86 from Jonta Walton, Grangemoor, and Mules sold well on the day to £77 from Tuthill.
Texel x – £84 Butterknowes, £84 Bolam West Houses, £82.50 The Chesters, £82 Butterknowes, £82 East Newham, £81.50 Bolam West Houses, £81 Black Callerton, £81 Bolam West Houses, £80 Dene House, £78 The Chesters, £78 East House, £78 Bolam West Houses, £77.50 Falstone Farm, £77 (x2) Black Callerton, £76 Butterknowes.
205.0p East Newham, 190.2p East House, 188.4p Black Callerton, 187.5p & 182.9p East House, 180.5p East Newham, 179.3p The Chesters, 178.2p & 177.0p Longshaws, 174.5p Butterknowes, 172.6p East Newham, 170.7p Bridgeford.
Suffolk x - £88 Tuthill, £85 East House, £85 Tuthill, £85 (x2) Rugley Walls, £82.50 The Chesters, £82 Rugley Walls, £81 Black Callerton, £80 Dene House, £78 (x2) The Chesters, £78 Dene House.
175.6p & 175.0p East House, 173.8p The Peels, 173.3p (x2) The Chesters, 170.2p Dene House, 167.4p & 166.7p Rugley Walls, 166.0p Tuthill, 165.9p The Peels, 163.5p East House, 161.8p The Chesters, 160.4p Tuthill, 160.0p Dene House
Cheviot – £80 (x2), £74 Flotterton,
168.2p & 163.3p Flotterton.
Blackface - £70 & 159.1p Bolam Lake House.
Hampshires - £58 & 156.8p Runny Mede
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £111 & £95 The Fawns, £88 & £80 Crook Dene
Suffolk x - £86 Grangemoor & £85.50 Rugley Walls
Mule - £77 Tuthill, £71.50 Crook Dene, £71 Tuthill & £69 Crook Dene
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 27th August 2019
Limousin Heifers – £796.98 & 179.5p Holly Hill West
Angus Steers- £1164.20 & 184.5p Broomhall
Small, plainer show of cast cattle forward this week that topped at 127.5ppk for a Blonde x bull from M/s WJ Scott, Low Leam.
More cast and prime cattle needed for next week’s sale.
Limousin – £844.62 & £817.83 Redesmouth, £783.10 Little Swinburne
125.5p Redesmouth, 124.5p Little Swinburne
Blonde (Bull) -£1190.85 & 127.5p Low Leam
British Blue – £812.63 & 123.5p Holly Hill West
At the weekly sale Hexham and Northern Marts had another good entry of 1164 Prime Lambs. A very good show forward and trade better than expected with the average 175.2p only a penny back on the week.
Top price was £93 from M/s TJ Lee & Son, Hackford and 234.2p from M/s Beveridge, Low West House.
Texel x – £90 Broomhall, £86 Palm Strothers, £85 Breckon Hill, £83.50 High Eshells & Breckon Hill, £83 Grange House & Burntongues, £82.50 High Eshells, Low West House, Milbourne Town Farm & Linacres, £81.50 Loadman & Nilston Rigg (x3), £80.50 High Baulk & Burntongues, £80 Loadman, High Baulk (x2), Low Ardley (x2) & Nilston Rigg, £79.50 Highwood (x2), High Eshells, Grindon Hill, Breckon Hill, Black Callerton & East Wharmley, £79 Palm Strothers, £78.50 Loadman, Fairspring, East Wharmley, Burntongues, Milbourne Town Farm & Linacres, £78 Grange House, Fairspring & Breckon Hill, £77.50 Highwood & Fell Lane, £77 Hamburn Hall, North Cocklake & Breckon Hill
207.3 & 198.8p Breckon Hill, 196.4p Milbourne Town Farm, 193.9p East Wharmley, 191.9p Low West House, 191.5p East Wharmley, 190.2p Grange House, 189.3p Highwood & High Eshells, 188.2p Crowhall, 187.2p Crescent Farm & East Newham, 186.3p Fell Lane & Longshaws, 185.5p Longshaws, 185.2p Loadman, 184.6p Crescent, 184.2p East Wharmley, 183.8p Broomhall, 182.9p Breckon Hill & Fell Lane, 181.8p High Baulk, 181.7p Palm Strothers, 181.5p Breckon Hill, 181p Burntongues, 180.7p Highwood, 179.5p Crowhall & Agars Hill, 179.3p Partridge Nest, 178.9p High Baulk & Burntongues, 178.8p Longshaws, 178.6p Partridge Nest, 178.4p Linacres, 178.2p Crowhall, 178.1p Broadgates
Dutch Texel x - £93 & £91 Hackford, £89 & £86 Willimoteswick, £85 Agars Hill, £82.50 North Cocklake, £80.50 Willimoteswick, £79.50 Agars Hill (x2), £78 & £77.50 Willimoteswick, £77 Agars Hill
221.4p Hackford, 212.5p Agars Hill, 200p & 195p Willimoteswick, 193.9p Agars Hill, 193.5p Willimoteswick, 192.5p Agars Hill, 191.7p Willimoteswick, 187.5p Agars Hill, 182.1p North Cocklake, 181.6p & 180.7p Agars Hill, 178.4p Hackford, 175.5p North Cocklake, 174.4p Willimoteswick, 172.7p Hackford
Suffolk x – £86.50 Sillywrea & East Newham, £84.50 & £84 Grange House, £81.50 Old Town, £80 Sillywrea, £77 Old Town & Broomhall, £73.50 Black Hedley, £72.50 Grange House, £71.50 Black Callerton
172.5p Grange House, 171.1p Broomhall, 170.2p Sillywrea, 168.6p & 168p Grange House, 167.7p East Newham, 167.5p Grange House, 167.4p Old Town
Beltex x - £89, £84, £80 & £79 Low West House
234.2p, 210.5p, 202.6p, 200p & 187.5p Low West House
Cheviot x - £70.50 (x2) Grindon Hill
166.3p Grindon Hill
Mule - £79.50 & £75 North Cocklake, £64 Hotbank, £63.50 Crowhall
167.1p Crowhall, 166.7p & 165.6p North Cocklake, 156.1p Hotbank
Blackface - £63 Hotbank
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £69 (x2) Old Town
Suffolk x - £70 Fairspring
Mule – £55 Old Town
Herdwick – £40 Fairspring
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 23rd August 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered an entry of 140 head. A smaller entry and a better harvest day saw fewer men round the ringside for a more mixed show than seen earlier in the month.
Older cattle peaked at £1150 for a big, long Limousin cross steer at 19 months from Raymond Little, Holly Hill West. Heifers peaked at £1055 for a cracking pen of three black sorts from Thomas Walton, Ealingham selling one of his last lots of cattle at Hexham before his Farm Stock Sale of Sheep and machinery later in September and his retirement in the autumn.
A smattering of native breed cattle sold relatively well on the day and peaked at £1100 for Angus bullocks and £1060 for Beef Shorthorns, both lots at 16-17 months and sired by registered pedigree bulls and both lots from brothers Alan & Selby Robson, Yatesfield, high on the Otterburn Army ranges.
With grass in plentiful supply enquiries remain strong for younger cattle however a number of factors are hampering demand for older sorts. If you have cattle to sell please contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to advise the most advantageous sale at which to market your stock to maximize returns.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1150 & £1050 Farnamullan
Limousin x heifers - £1055 & £1005 Ealingham, £1000 & £950 Farnamullan, £935, £920 & £910 Ealingham
Simmental x heifers – £1000 Farnamullan
Blonde d’aquitaine x heifers - £1080 Farnamullan
Angus Steers - £930 Kirkley Hall
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1115 Farnamullan
Limousin x steers – £1150 Holly Hill West, £1125 Berry Edge, £1120 Holly Hill West, £100 (x2) & £960 Berry Edge
Limousin x heifers – £1030 Holly Hill West, £915 Ealingham, £900 Farnamullan, £885 East Newham, £880 & £860 Ealingham, £850 East Newham, £800 Ealingham
Simmental x heifers - £880 Hedley West Riding
Blonde d’aquitaine x steers - £950 Farnamullan
British Blue x heifers - £820 The Fawns
Angus x steers -£1100, £1020 & £980 Yatesfield
Beef Shorthorn x steers - £1060 & £900 Yatesfield
Hereford x steers - £900 Farnamullan
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £875 The Fawns
Charolais x heifers - £940 Hedley West Riding, £860 Beacon Rigg
Limousin x steers – £940 Kirkley Hall, £920 Chesters, £890 The Sneep, £860 Chesters, £850 Farnamullan (x2) & Chesters, £830 & £810 Woodlands, £800 Chesters
Limousin x heifers - £990 East Newham, £975 Steel Hall, £940 East Newham, £930 Steel Hall, £855 The Fawns, £850 Farnamullan, £840 Ealingham, £810 Steel Hall & Ealingham, £800 The Sneep, £750 Ealingham
British Blue x heifers - £860 Chesters, £790 The Fawns
Angus x steers – £955 Yatesfield (x2), £915 Angerton Broom House, £910 Kirkley Hall, £870 Beacon Rigg, £860 & £760 Hedley West Riding, £750 Beacon Rigg
Angus x heifers - £850 Steel Hall, £780 Beacon Rigg, £700 Hedley West Riding
Beef Shorthorn x steers - £1005 Yatesfield
Cattle 10 Months and under
Limousin x steers - £740 Angerton Broom House
Angus x steers - £670 & £630 Angerton Broom House
Hexham & Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 528 Cast Sheep and on the whole, all classes sharper on the week. Fleshed ewes especially sharper this week.
Two cracking Texel tups from Messrs GM & SG Richardson, High Shipley. Topped at £118. Messrs J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill and Messrs D & J Sedgewick, Errington Red House sold Texel x ewes to £100. Messrs NS & C Robinson, Burmoor, sold Mules to £74.00
Texel x – £100 Agars Hill & Errington Red House, £95 Stotsfold, £90 Burmoor, & High Shipley, £86 Lords Lot, Hallington South Farm & Errington Red House, £84 Grange House, £83 Hallington South Farm, £82 Grange House, £79 Cockhall, Nilston Rigg, Errington Red House & Burmoor
Texel -£118 High Shipley, £86 Nilston Rigg & High Shipley
Beltex x - £77 Grange House
Suffolk x – £86 Thornton Towers, £82 Nilston Rigg, £78 Lords Lot
Leicester - £73 New Dotland, £72 Stotsfold
Crossbred - £81 Grange House, £75 Stotsfold
Mule – £74 Burmoor, £73 Agars Hill, £71 Nilston Rigg, £70 Grange House & High Shipley, £69 Lords Lot, £68 New Dotland, £67 Hallington South Farm, £64 Errington Red House, £60 Kingswood
Cheviot - £57 Lords Lot & Errington Red House
Blackface - £59 Brownsleazes, £50 Thornton Towers, £45 New Dotland
Swaledale – £58 Haggate, £45 Stotsfold
Hexham & Northern Marts held its weekly, catalogued sale of 2319 store lambs. A much better show of lambs this week which met a sharper trade for the better end of lambs.
The sale highlight was a pen of Pure Texel lambs from Mr A Proud, Frank Street that sold to an outstanding £132.
Messrs TR & EA Milburn, Wallend Farm, returned to the Hexham store ring with another fantastic run of Beltex lambs that sold to £99 and £91.
Messrs Weatherson, Edges Green, & Messrs P & EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope also sold Beltex x lambs to £78.
Suffolk cross lambs sold to £69 from Mr D D Henderson, Low Struthers.
Mule lambs sold well again to meet last weeks rates and sold to £63 from Messrs RW Harding & Son, West End Town.
More lambs needed to meet buyers requirements.
Entries to Drew Patrick 07854361967 of Hexham Mart Office 01434605444
Texel - £132 & £70 Frank Street
Texel x – £75 Midgeholme, £74.50 Middle Dukesfield, £73.50 Hareshaw Alltoment, £72 South Farm, £71.50 & £71 Thornton Towers, £71 Chesterwood, £70.50 Cockhall, £70 Aimshaugh & Edges Green, £96.50 Low Struthers, Aimshaugh & South Farm, £69 Cockhall & Midgeholme, £68.50 Hareshaw Allotment, £68 Midgeholme (x3), Gleedlee & South Farm
Dutch Texel x - £76 Agars Hill, £75 Willimoteswick, £74 Agars Hill, £72.50 & £70.50 Willimoteswick, £70 Agars Hill
Suffolk x – £69 Low Struthers, £68 Midgeholme, £67 Hareshaw Allotment, £65 Settlingstones & South Farm
Beltex x - £99, £91 & £88 Wallend, £78 Edges Green & Middle Horsleyhope, £77.50 Birchcraig, £77 & £76 Middle Horsleyhope, £75 Wallend, £73.50 & £73 West Moorhouses
Mule – £63 & £59 West End Town, £57.50 Harsondale, £56 Amos Hill, £54 Harsondale & Wolf Hills
Blackface - £38 West End Town
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 21st August 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart sold 684 Prime and Cast sheep at their weekly sale. As with other regional centres trade for all classes were dearer on the week and the sale was topped at £94 for a pair of super smart ¾ Texel cross lambs from Jonta Walton, Grangemoor, Scots Gap which equated to 229.3ppkg. Heavy lambs sold to the same price from the same home but also for Messrs W & E Thompson, Buckshaw present to see them sold during the school holidays. More lambs needed at ‘The Gap’ to meet demand.
Cast sheep peaked at £100 for Texel crosses from Messrs Walton, Ogle Castle, who also sold Suffolk cross ewes to £92 and Mules to £76.
Texel x – £94 Grangemoor, £90 Buckshaw, £90 Grangemoor, £88 Oakdene, £88 The Fawns, £86 Oakdene, £85.50 & £85 The Fawns, £85 The Chesters, £85 Black Callerton, £84.50 (x2) The Fawns, £84 Oakdene, £84 East Newham, £84 Grangemoor, £84 Pitland Hills.
229.3p Grangemoor, 227p East Newham, 202.6p Oakdene, 200p The Fawns, 200p East Newham, 200p Longshaws, 197.7p The Fawns, 195.2p Black Callerton, 195.1p Salmonswell, 195.1p (x2) Buckshaw, 195.1p (x2) The Fawns, 194.2p (x2) Black Callerton.
Suffolk x - £83 The Chesters, £82 Middle White Hill, £80 The Chesters, £80 Flotterton, £80 Middle White Hill, £80 Black Callerton, £78 Flotterton, £77 & £74.50 Middle White Hill, £74 The Chesters, £73 East Newham, £72 Longshaws, £70 East White Hill.
179.1p Middle White Hill, 175.6p Longshaws, 173.8p East Newham, 170.7p East White Hill, 170.2p The Chesters, 169.3p & 166.7p Middle White Hill, 166.7p Black Callerton, 166.0p The Chesters.
Mule - £74 & 160.9p Pitland Hills
Cheviot - £85, £82, £80 (x3) £79 & £78 Flotterton
195.1p, 170.2p, 169.6p, 169.2p & 166.7p (x2) Flotterton
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x Ewes – £100 Ogle Castle, £98 Little Harle, £92 The Fawns, £92 Ogle Castle, £86.50 Butterknowes, £85 Little Harle, £84.50 & £82 The Fawns.
Suffolk x - £92 Ogle Castle
Mule - £76 Ogle Castle & £72 Little Harle.
Blackface - £58 Dunns Houses, £48 Little Harle
Blackface Ram - £52 Little Harle.
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 20th August 2019
A good entry of clean cattle this week with plenty of butchers sorts forward. These sold to a top of 224.5ppkg for a very well finished BBx heifer from Messrs H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley, to Bellingham Craft Butchers. The same good home also sold a good run of steers to 199.5ppkg. Angus heifers sold to 195.5ppkg from Mr MJ Dixon, The Stobbs.
Limousin Steers - £1217.71, £1193.60, £1132.50, £1119.92 & £1113.21 Paxton Dene
199.5p & 188.5p Paxton Dene
Limousin Heifers – £1216.22 & £1131.53 Paxton Dene
214.5p & 211.5p Paxton Dene
British Blue Heifers – £1257.00, £1219.09, £1194.34 & £1156.34 Paxton Dene
224.5p, 213.5p & 209.5p Paxton Dene
Angus Heifers - £1177.13, £1143.68 &195.5p The Stobbs
A useful show of cows that would be sharper on last week’s trade. Highest grossing beast came from Messrs EM & A Dodd, Bagraw, with an Aberdeen Angus Stock Bull that sold to £1083.01.
Messrs TJ & A Jackson, Midgeholme Farm, sold Limousin x cows to 139.5ppkg.
Dairy cows sold to 109.5ppkg twice from Messrs GG Baynes & Son, Marley Cote Walls, Slaley.
Limousin – £1063.34 The Steel, £1018.35 Midgeholme, £965.70 Bingfield Combe, £929.78 East White Hill, £910.89 The Steel, £872.55 Allenshields
139.5 Midgeholme, 138.5p Allenshields, 136.5 & 130.5p The Steel, 130.5p Bingfield Combe
British Blue - £803.85 Dukesfield Hall, £771.65 Midgeholme, £743.29 Allenshields
119.5 Allenshields, 116.5p Dukesfield Hall
Aberdeen Angus – £1083.10 Bagraw, £1053.14 Stobbs, £1006.16, £946.27 & £927.45 South Farm, £898.50 Fell Lane
134.5p Stobbs, 130.5p South Farm125.5p Fell Lane & South Farm (x2)
Ayrshire - £794.97, £672.33 109.5p (x2) Marley Cote Walls
Holstein Freisian - £673.08 & 106.5p Rennys Barn
By far the biggest show of prime lambs of the year so far (1689 – 1100 more on the year) saw an increased trade with average SQQ of 180ppkg, up 6p on the week. Top price was 243.6ppkg from Messrs Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law.
Texel x – £94 Holly Hill West, £92.50 East Newham, £90 Nilston Rigg , Chesterwood & Agars Hill, £89 Nilston Rigg, £88 East Newham & Kellah, £87.50 Buteland, £86 Berwick Hill, £85.50 High Eshells, Low West House, Nunwick & Warksfield Head, £85 Highwood, Nilston Rigg, Loadman, Low West House, Tenter House & Buteland, £84.50 High Eshells
214.5p East Newham, 209.5p Kellah, 206.3p Highford, 204.9p Nunwick, 204.6p & 203.8p Agars Hill, 198.8p Warksfield Head & Low West House, 197.7p Highwood, 197.6p Low West House & Loadman, 196.5p High Eshells, 196.1p Chesterwood, 195.4p Highford & Low West House (x2), 195.2p Linacres, 195.1p Agars Hill, 194.2p Halton Red House, 193.8p Longshaws, 193.0p Low West House, 192.9p Agars Hill, 192.5p Longshaws, 191.9p Linacres
Dutch Texel x – £95.50, £87.50, £84.50, £83.50, £81.50 Willimoteswick
212.2p & 198.9p Willimoteswick, 192.9p (x2) North Cocklake, 181.5p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £84 Halton Red House, £83 Berwick Hill (x2), £82.50 Rare Dean, £81.50 Old Town, £80 Sunniside & Old Town, £79.50 Rare Dean, £79 Sunniside & Old Town, £78.50 Low Eshells & Sunniside, £78 Merryshields, Sunniside (x2) & Lunns House, £77.50 Grindon Hill, £77 Merryshields, East Newham & Black Hedley
179.1p East Newham & Black Hedley, 177.4p Grindon Hill, 174.4p Sunniside, 173.8p Merryshields, 172.9p Berwick Hill, 171.4p Woodlands Hall, Halton Red House & High Yarridge, 170.7p Merryshields & LOW Eshells, 170.5p Fairley, 170.2p Sunniside
Beltex x – £95, £93.50, £88 & £87.50 Low West House, £85 Nunwick, £82.50 Low West House, £82 Stobby Lea, £80 Low West House
243.6p, 217.4p, 214.6p, 208.3p & 205.1p Low West House, 197.7p Nunwick, 186.4p Stobby Lea
Bleu du Maine - £75 & 178.6p High Yarridge
Mule – £79.50 & £77.50 Stoop Rigg, £77 Whitechapel, £76.50 Highwood, £74 Kellah, £73 Hotbank, £72 Nilston Rigg & Crowhall
180.2 Stoop Rigg, 171.8p Hotbank, 171.4p Crow Hall & Nilston Rigg, 170.7p Kellah
Leicester - £72 Westwood
Cheviot x - £82 & £77.50 Highwood
Blackface - £70 Stoop Rigg, £67 Hotbank, £64 Kellah
166.7p Stoop Rigg, 160.0p Kellah
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x - £75 West Shields, £69 Parkside
Suffolk x – £59 West Shields
Mule - £64 West Shields & Parkside
Swaledale - £34 Parkside
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 16th August 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered an entry of 157 head including the monthly sale for native breed cattle. Following on from a marvelous trade last week levels for most classes were at least on par and in some cases, including native breeds, slightly improved.
The sale was dominated by the fabulous annual run of predominantly Charolais cross heifers from noted Alnwick based breeder James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown who topped the sale at £1190 for a hefty, square ginger lady at 14 months of age and occupied many of the top prices thereafter. The run of sixteen all by the Charolais bull averaged an outstanding £1175 from fourteen to sixteen months, all selling to regular, return buyers.
The native breed section was topped by new customer and first time consignor to the Hexham Store Cattle ring Mr John Burrells, Watergate Farm, Egton, North Yorkshire who made the considerable journey up to Northumberland with Angus and Hereford cross cattle after being attracted by the obvious benefits of the special monthly sale of native breed types. His pen leader was an older Angus cross heifer bred from a Hereford cross mother and presented in fine form which attracted a number of niche finishers and retailers and saw the red heifer change hands for £1105 capping a beneficial days trading for the Whitby based breeder-producer.
Cattle in the middle age order (11-17months) were topped at £1050 twice, both for Angus cross cattle by registered sires; the first from Colin Forster, Parkside, Bardon Mill then again by Andrew Williamson showing stock on behalf of Kirkley Hall College, Ponteland. The dearest continental in this section was a well-grown Charolais cross steer at 15months from Anthony White, Low Staples, Hexhamshire.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £990 Kirkley Hall
Charolais x heifers – £1145 & £1110 Edlingham Newtown
Limousin x steers – £1050 Kirkley Hall
Limousin x heifers - £1105 East Newham, £1060 Tosson Glebe, £1015 Low Staples
Simmental x steers – £1040 Broom House Farm
Angus x steers – £910 Tosson Glebe
Angus x heifers – £1105 Watergate Farm, £1070 Sunniside, £1055 & £1020 Edlingham Newtown
British Friesian steer - £825 Tosson Glebe
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x heifers –£1190, £1170, £1160, £1150, £1115, £1105, £1090 (x2), £1070, £1055 & £1025 Edlingham Newtown
Limousin x steers – £1010 Piatroon
Limousin x heifers – £1055 Edlingham Newtown, £965 & £950 East Newham, £930 Edlingham Newtown
British Blue x heifers - £1070 East Newham
Angus x steers -£1080 & £1045 Parkside, £1010 Kirkely Hall, £915 High Barns
Angus x heifers – £960 Sunniside, £920 High Barnes
Hereford x heifers - £1010 Watergate Farm
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1020 Low Staples
Charolais x heifers - £925 Low Staples
Limousin x steers – £870 Piatroon
Simmental x steers – £845 Moss Barns
Angus x steers – £1050 Parkside & Kirkley Hall, £960bParkside, £905 Hedley West Riding & Parkside, £900, £890, £875 & £870 Redesmouth
Angus x heifers - £830 Redesmouth & The Deans
Hereford x steers -£840 Nookton, £830 & £805 Watergate Farm
Hereford x heifers - £880 High Wooley & Nookton, £865 High Wooley, £830 & £800 Nookton
Cast sheep would be sharper on the week with a slightly better show. Feeding ewes also easy to sell. Sale topped at £108 for a Blue Texel ewe from young David Carr Jnr, Highwood, Hexham.
Well fleshed Mule ewes considerably dearer selling to £70 twice from TJ Lee & Son, Hackford and D Carr & Son Highwood
Texel x – £108 Highwood, £93 Round Meadows, £90 West Wharmley & Highwood, £89 Hackford, £88 & £85 Highwood, £79 Midgeholme, £74 Agars Hill, £70 Lee Hall & Cooper House
Suffolk x – £84 West Wharmley
Leicester - £73 Hackford, £60 Round Meadows
Mule – £70 Hackford & Highwood, £68 Round Meadows, £62 West Wharmley, £60 Hepple Whitefield & Round Meadows, £58 Hackford, £55 High Fotherley
Cheviot - £69 Highwood
Blackface - £48 Acton Farm, £43 Highwood, £41 Hepple Whitefield
Swaledale – £43 Round Meadows
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly store lamb sale of 2359 catalogued lambs. A slightly poorer show compared to last week, but all classes slightly sharper. An outstanding pen of Beltex x Lambs from Messrs TR & EA Milburn, Wallend Farm, sold to a high of £95 and £89. Another Cumbrian crossing the border was James Latimer, who’s run topped at £85. Mule lambs again a nice trade selling to £64 from Messrs J Lee & Sons Agars Hill. More lambs needed for next week sale. Entries to Drew Patrick, 07854361967
Texel x – £85, £82 & £81.50 Chapel House, £77.50 Halton Red House, £75.50 Chapel House, £74.50 Midgeholme & Buckshot, £74 Errington Red House, £72 Chapel House & Midgeholme, £71.50 South Farm, £71 Halton Red House, £70.50 High Moss Thorn, Chapel House, Prospect Grange & The Boat, £70 High Moss Thorn, Buckshot & Halton Red House
Dutch Texel x - £75.50 Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £66.50 The Bridges, £64 Merryshields & Hepple Whitefield, £63.50 Felton Demesne,
Beltex x - £95 & £89 Wallend Farm,
Bleu du Maine - £67.50 Cowell Grove
Mule – £64 Agars Hill, £61 Harsondale, £59 Wolf Hills, £57.50 Softley, £57 Agars Hill
Crossbred – £73.50 & £72 Halton Red House, £58 & £57 Fairnley
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 14th August 2019
Scots Gap Mart at their weekly sale sold 436 Prime and Cast sheep. As with all other centres trade was easier on the week and peaked at £90 on three occasions, Messrs Milburn, Butterknowes sold a super heavy Texel to the top price, as did Messrs Johnson, Tuthill and the same Cambo based family sold a cracking pen of 5 well-bred sorts at 43kg for the same figure equating to 209.3ppkg. The sale averaged £77.30 for 44.7kg and a SQQ figure of 179.1ppkg.
Cast sheep topped at £96 for big Texel cross ewes from Messrs Milburn, Butterknowes.
Texel x – £90 Butterknowes, £90 (x2) Tuthill, £88 Rugley Walls, £86.50 Dene House, £85 Butterknowes, £85 Tuthill, £85 The Fawns, £85 (x2) The Chesters, £85 Bridgeford, £84 The Fawns, £82 Tuthill, £82 Rugley Walls, £82 The Chesters, £81.50 Black Callerton.
209.3p Tuthill, 195.1p The Fawns, 195.1p Tosson Tower, 189.7p Bridgeford, 189.3p Black Callerton, 187.8p Bridgeford, 186.7p The Fawns, 184.6p & 180.0p Moralees Ingoe, 179.5p Longshaws, 177.5p Moralees, Ingoe, 177.1p The Fawns, 176.8p Longshaws, 174.5p The Chesters, 173.5p Bridgeford, 173.4p Black Callerton.
Beltex x -£80 The Fawns
186.1p The Fawns
Suffolk x - £83 Dene House, £80 & £78 The Chesters, £77.50 East Beechfield, £74.50 Dene House.
166.0p The Chesters, 162.0p Dene House, 160.0p The Chesters
Blackface - £70 & £62 Bolam Lake House
166.7p & 159.0p Bolam Lake House
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel Ram - £85 & £84 The Fawns
Texel x Ewes - £96, £94, £85, £80 & £79 Butterknowes, £77 The Fawns, & £77 Butterknowes
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 13th August 2019
Five Clean Butchers Heifers forward this week which sold to a high of 229.5ppkg for a very well finished Limousin x from Messrs GW Dodd & Sons, Saugh House, Belsay
Limousin Heifers – £1222.18 & 1220.94 Saugh House
229.5p & 207.5p Saugh House
Charolais Heifers – £1016.37, £997.05 Tone Hall
204.5p & 195.5p Tone Hall
A small entry of cast cattle this week with plainer sorts on offer. Messrs RJ & J Raine, Townfoot sold BB x cows to 127.5ppkg AS Did Mr TA Jackson, Midgeholme with a Lim x Cow.
Limousin – £1074.83 Midgeholme, £999.74 Townfoot
127.5p Midgeholme, 124.5p Townfoot, 110.5p East Butsfield
British Blue - £1119.53 Midgeholme, £1053.99 East Butsfield
127.5p Townfoot, 126.5p Midgeholme & Little Swinburne, 119.5 East Butsfield
Simmental - £918.66 & 125.5p Parkside
Longhorn - £723.6 & 100.5p Shaftoe Moor
Hexham and Northern Marts at their weekly sale for prime lambs had another good entry of 1193 forward. Trade easier for all classes in line with the national trend. Top Price was £99 for Highwood & 213.6ppkg from West Moorhouses
Texel x – £99 Highwood, £94.50 High Eshells, £94& £88 West Moorhouses, £87.50 Halfway House, £87 East Uppertown, £86.50 Dukesfield Hall, £86 High Eshells, West Moorhouses & Halton Red House, £85.50 Town Farm, £85 West Moorhouses & Burntongues, £84.50 Burntongues & Halton Red House, £84 Low Eshells & Burntongues
213.6p & 213.2p West Moorhouses, 205.4p High Eshells, 198.7p Agars Hill, 197.5p West Moorhouses, 196.4p & 195.5p High Eshells, 195.1p Halton Red House, 192.9p East Farm, 192.7p High Baulk, 192.1p & 191.7p Burntongues, 191.7p Agars Hill, 191.5p & 191.1p West Moorhouses, 190.9p Burntongues, 190.2p West Moorhouses, Halfway House & St Oswalds
Dutch Texel x – £97 & £89 (x2) Willimoteswick, £94.50 Agars Hill, £84 Willimoteswick, £83.50 Chesterwood, £80 Willimoteswick, £79.50 Agars Hill
202.3p (x2) Willimoteswick, 201.3p & 198.8p Agars Hill, 190.5p Willimoteswick, 189.8p Chesterwood, 187.8p Agars Hill
Suffolk x – £93 Sillywrea, £85.50 Merryshields, £82.50 Halfway House, £82 Black Callerton, £80 Low Eshells, £79 Burntongues & Nilston Rigg, £78.50 St Oswalds, £78 Low Brunton, £76.50 Nilston Rigg, £76 Sillywrea, £74.50 Merryshields
183.7p Burntongues, 174.5p Merryshields, 174.4p St Oswalds, 173.3p Low Brunton, 171.9p Halfway House, 171.4p Lunns House, 170.7p Merryshields
Beltex x – £76.50 & 196.2p St Oswalds
Mule – £79.50 Highwood, £69.50, £69 & £66.50 Hotbank
169.2p Highwood, 166.3p, 162.2p & 161.6p Hotbank
Blackface - £63.50 & 141.1p Hotbank
Cast Ewes and Rams
Suffolk x –£81 Sillywrea
Bleu du Maine – £80 & £68 Sillywrea
Cheviot - £61 Sillywrea
Breeding Cattle | Friday 9th August 2019
Alongside the Anniversary sale, Hexham and Northern held their monthly sale of Beef Breeding Cattle which included two important suckler herd dispersals.
Both herds of cows sold well considering the uncertainty of the beef trade.
The first herd to be sold was the Autumn Calving portion and a number of Spring Calving cows from noted beef breeder Lewis Forster, West Nubbock.
Top price was from the Autumn Calving portion, a Limousin with Charolais x heifer calf which sold at £2800
Top price from the Spring Calving cows was £2900 for a British Blue, 6years old, with a Charolais x heifer calf.
Dispersal Messrs L Forster & Son, West Nubbock
Autumn Calving Cows with Calves at Foot
Limousin - £2800, £2250, £1900, £1650, £1550 (x2) & £1450
Angus - £1900
British Blue - £2600, £2500, £2200, £1900 (x2), £1700 & £1650
Simmental - £1850, £1800 & £1500
Hereford - £2250
Spring Calving Cows with Calves at Foot
Limousin - £2900, £2300, £2200, £2150, £2100 (x2), £2000 (x4), £1950, £1900 (x3) & £1750
British Blue - £2150, £2050 & £2000
Dispersal Messrs WC Drydon & Son, West Deanraw
Following was the dispersal of West Deanraw herd on behalf of M/s WC Drydon & Son.
Top price was £2000 for an Autumn Calving Angus x Cow with a Charolais x steer calf.
A Limousin Spring Calving cow with a Limousin x heifer calf sold at £1920
Autumn Calving cows with Calves at Foot
Limousin - £1600 (x2), £1520, £1500 & £1300
Angus - £2000, £1300 (x2) & £1250 & £1220
Simmental - £1700
Charolais - £1720
Hereford - £1900
Autumn Calving In Calf Cows
Limousin - £900
Spring Calving Cows with Calves at Foot
Limousin - £1920, £1720, £1580, £1400 (x2), £1300, £1250, £1080 & £1000
British Blue - £1500, £1450 (x2) & £1250, £1000
Angus - £1720, £1650
Limousin Bull – 1550gns
Other Breeding Cattle
Heifers with Calves at Foot
Limousin – £1800 Tosson Glebe
Angus - £1150 Theakston Grange
Cows with Calves at Foot
Angus – £1600 & £1500 (x2) West End Town
Simmental – £990 (x3), £960 & £940 Shotton
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 9th August 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their Anniversary prize show and sale of store cattle and offered for sale 628 head of top quality store cattle from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria, The Scottish Borders and West Yorkshire representing the same figure as that seen twelve months previously and no mean feat considering the unprecedented numbers of suckler herds being dispersed from within the region.
The prize show was kindly sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health, Hodgson Toyota Newcastle and Harbro Animal Nutrition and expertly judged by Borders cattle breeder Mr Ailstair McSporran, Innerleithen.
A small but quality entry was presented before the judge and from his class winners he selected a very correct pair from the same breeders to stand as Overall Champion and Reserve. Messrs Lee, Harwoodshield came forward with another smart show team and it was their First prize Limousin cross steer which took the Supreme Championship and the trio of trophies: The Limousin breeders cup for the Champion Limousin, The JW Smith Jackson Trophy for the best calf bred by the exhibitor and The Hexham Auction Mart trophy for the Supreme Champion Beast. After a little deliberation it was the heifer sister to the champion that took the Reserve Champion rosette and at 12 noon both animals came into the sale ring, packed to capacity with buyers and onlookers who saw both animals at just ten months of age sell for £1150 each which exceeded all expectations as did the majority of the trade on the day. The Champion animal went home with Mr Ian Bowe, Northallerton and the Reserve was taken back to Leicestershire by Mr Alan Redpath, Lowesby Farms.
Native or Continental Steer
1st Church Farm (AAx)
2nd Church Farm (AAx)
3rd Church Farm (AAx)
Native or Continental Heifer
1st Church Farm (Aax)
2nd Church Farm (AAx)
3rd Church Farm (AAx)
Charolais x Steer
1st West Wharmley
Charolais x Heifer
1st West Wharmley
2nd West Wharmley
M/s Johnson, West Wharmley (Heifer)
British Blue x Steer
1st Harwood Shield
Limousin x Steer
1st Harwood Shield
2nd Swarland Old Hall
3rd Harwood Shield
Limousin x Heifer
1st Harwood Shield
2nd Harwood Shield
3rd Hoyles Bottom
Best Calf Bred by Exhibitor
M/s Lee, Harwood Shield (Limousin x steer)
M/s Lee, Harwood Shield (Limousin x steer)
M/s Lee, Harwood Shield (Limousin x heifer)
A useful catalogue outwith the show entry were presented and with no fewer than Fifty-Two buyers stood eager at the ringside for the start of the sale. A sound entry of over 150 older, forward types began the sale and, as expected were noticeably easier against the trade seen at the main sales back in May. Topping the sale was a mighty black Angus cross heifer from Philip Tomlinson, Sunniside, Consett which sold for £1340 to Andrew Whitwell for the Farm Shop operation at Bolster Moor Farm, Huddersfield. The male portion of the catalogue was topped at £1260 for a well-grown Charolais cross steer at 14 months from noted local breeders Messrs Longlands, Tone Hall, Birtley.
The main focus of the day however were the numerous consignments of quality suckler bred yearling types for which this region, and this centre in particular are renowned. In an increasingly uncertain climate the quality of the cattle on show was testament to the breeder-producers who had made the effort to present them to a very high standard. This commitment was matched by the dedication of the finishers at the ringside who stood steadfast to compete for these cattle to the point where the majority of vendors went home quietly satisfied, a number even commenting that they were ‘highly delighted’.
With highlights too numerous to mention the greatest achievements in the 11-17 months age bracket were as follows; Messrs Thompson, Springwell Cottage, Tow Law, County Durham peaked at £1225 for an exceptional ¾ bred Limousin cross steer; Messrs Johnson, High Fotherley, Riding Mill peaked at £1175 for a big Angus cross bullock by a registered sire whilst Messrs Watson, Holywell Farms followed at £1170 for another very similar sort. Alan Ogle, Comb Hills, Hexham led the female trade with a shapely Limmy lady at £1170 and Edward Dean, Kirkhouse, Brampton, Carlisle followed with another at £1160.
Besides the show champions the youngest class of cattle were topped by two cracking Limmy cross bullocks from Andrew Proctor, Swarland Old Hall which sold for £1100 and £1080 at just 9 months of age for the noted pedigree bull breeder. Heifer trade peaked at a well-deserved £1010 for another Limousin cross lady at the same 9 months of age from regular consignors to the Hexham store ring and breeders at altitude Messrs Reed, Dyke Nook, Carr Shield.
Despite the obvious apprehension within the industry, not least due to the many and varied connotations of an impending Brexit cattle finishers remain keen at the Hexham ringside and vendors are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to advise on the best route to market for cattle soon to be sold.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £1200 Satley, £1140 Hay A Park, £1120 Satley
Charolais x heifers – £1045 Fairley
Limousin x steers – £1215 & £1165 Lunns House, £1160 Hay A Park, £1125 Lunns House (x2), £1110 Hay A Park, £1080 White House Burnhope, £1070 Bankfoot, £1050 Cheviot, £950 Hay A Park
Limousin x heifers - £1310 Lunns House, £1160 & £1085 Bankfoot, £1060 Lunns House, £1015 & £965 Bankfoot
Simmental x steers – £1000 Fairley
Angus x steers - £1150 Fairley, £1110 High Fotherley, £1050 Aydonshields
Angus x heifers – £1095 & £1070 Fairley, £1060 Sunniside, £985 Fairley
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1215, £1175, £1155, £1130, £1120, £1100 & £1075 Satley, £1030 Hay A Park
Charolais x heifers – £1065 Hallington New Houses
Limousin x steers – £1180 Lunns House, £1165 Springwell Cottage, £1160 Lunns House, £1150 Gunnerton South & Cheviot, £1125 Lunns House, £1105 Springwell Cottage, £1100 Grange House, £1095, £1090, £1085 (x3) & £1070 (x2) Hay A Park, £1030 Lunns House, £1020 Hallington New Houses, £1015 Woodhead, £1005 Bankfoot, £960 Lunns House
Limousin x heifers – £1175 Cheviot, £1120 Lunns House, £1115 Hoyles Bottom, £1090 (x2) Lunns House, £1030 East Newham, £1000 Woodhead & Norwoods, £965 Bankfoot, £920 Armond Carr, £900 Bankfoot
Angus x steers -£1175 (x3) & £1155 High Fotherley, £1120 Hallington New Houses, £1110 Fairley, £1080 Hallington New Houses, £1075 Hallington New Houses & Aydonshields, £1020 Fairley, £960 Church Farm, £900 Aydonshields
Angus x heifers – £1340 & £1070 Sunniside, £980 Aydonshields
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1260 Tone Hall, £1160 West Wharmley, £1090 Tenter House, £1080 West Wharmley, £1060 Coldwell, £1035 Hay A Park, £1030 Tone Hall, £1020 Low Staples, £925 Hedley West£900 East Newham
Charolais x heifers - £1045 Tenter House, £980 West Wharmley, £955 Tenter House, £935 West Wharmley, Low Staples & Tenter House
Limousin x steers – £1225, £1180 & £1165 Springwell Cottage, £1145 Cheviot, £1140 Kirkhouse, Springwell Cottage & Woodhead, £1130 Harwood Shield, £1120 Coldwell, £1115 & £1110 Springwell Cottage, £1105 Hoyles Bottom, £1095 Springwell Cottage, £1090 Grange House & Springwell Cottage, £1085 Springwell Cottage (x2) & Woodhead, £1070 Woodhead, £1060 Wallend, £1050 Birtleyshields & Pitland Hills, £1040 Woodhead & Linacres, £1030 Springwell Cottage & Coldwell, £1025 Low Eshells, £1020 Kirkhouse, £1015 Low Eshells, £1000 Birtleyshields & Whiteside (x2), £990 Woodhead, Linacres & Beacon Rigg, £985 Low Eshells, £980 Springwell Cottage, Hollin Close & Whiteside, £960 Woodhead, £950 Low Eshells & Greyside, £945 Linacres, £935 Greyside & Linacres, £930 Whiteside, £920 White House Eastgate & Low Eshells
Limousin x heifers – £1170 Comb Hills, £1160 Kirkhouse, £1115 Little Swinburne & Comb Hills, £1110 Kirkhouse, £1105 Tenter House, £1100 Norwoods (x2) & Little Swinburne, £1090 & £1060 Little Swinburne, £1055 Hoyles Bottom, £1045 Greyside, £1035 Linacres, £1015 Comb Hills, £1010 Little Swinburne, £1000 East Newham, £970 West Wharmley & Hoyles Bottom, £965 Greyside, £960 Little Swinburne, £955 Low Eshells & Whiteside, £950 Greyside & Linacres, £945 Hoyles Bottom, £940 Greyside, £935 Tenter House & Pitland Hills, £925 East Newham, £920 Beacon Rigg, £915 East Newham & Low Eshells, £910 Woodhead, £900 Hoyles Bottom, Whiteside & Pitland Hills
Blonde x steers – £1050 Brownsleazes
Blonde x heifers – £1110 & £950 Brownsleazes
British Blue x steers – £1090 Cornhills, £1080 Wallend & Cornhills, £1000 (x3) Cornhills
Simmental x steers – £1080 Brownsleazes
Simmental x heifers – £1050 Brownsleazes
Angus x steers – £1175 High Fotherley (x2), £1170 Church Farm, £1155 High Fotherley (x3), £1120 Codlaw Hill, £1110 Church Farm, £1110 Codlaw Hill, £1090 (x3) & £1085 Church Farm, £1080 Codlaw Hill, £1050 Church Farm, £1045 Hedley West, £1030 Codlaw Hill, £1000 & £950 Church Farm, £940 Hedley West, £930 Church Farm
Angus x heifers - £1065, £1030, £990, £980, £960 & £930 Church Farm
Hereford x steers - £820 (x2) Nookton
Hereford x heifers - £800 Nookton
Cattle 10 months and under
Charolais x steers – £1030 & £980 Tone Hall, £955 Wydon
Charolais x heifers – £950 & £900 Wydon
Limousin x steers – £1150 Harwood Shield, £1100 & £1080 Swarland Old Hall, £1050 Harwood Shield, £1010 Harwood Shield (x2) & Beacon Rigg, £990 Dyke Nook, £965 Penpeugh, £950 Swarland Old Hall, £945 Pitland Hills, £920 Harwood Shield, £915 Birtleyshields, £905 Penpeugh, £900 Harwood Shield & Pitland Hills
Limousin x heifers – £1150 Harwood Shield, £1010 Dyke Nook, £980 Paradise Farm, £950 Harwood Shield, £900 Whiteside & Paradise, £865 Hoyles Bottom
British Blue x steers – £1070 Harwood Shield
A very mixed and plainer show of cast sheep forward this week with 369 on offer. All classes slightly sharper on the week with the sale topping at £91 for Texel Tups.
Texel - £91 Stone Hall
Texel x – £79 Linacres, £76 Felton Demesne & Armonside, £75 Colepike, £74 Knott Hill, £64 South Hallington, £60 Felton Demesne & Armonside
Suffolk x – £78 Colepike, £74 East Lodge, £66 Felton Demesne
Leicester - £78 Sanders Close, £75 & £67 Hesleywell, £61 Blackhalls
Mule – £68 Rosehill, £67 South Hallington, £60 Colepike, £58 South Hallington, £56 East Lodge & Low Houselope, £55 South Hallington, £54 South Hallington, Blackhalls & Sherburn Tower
Swaledale – £44 Stobby Lea, £40 Sanders Close, £39 Hesleywell
Herdwick - £30 Rosehill
Hexham and Northern Marts held its Annual Anniversary Sale of Store Lambs, kindly sponsored by Zoetis, Hodgson Toyota and Harbro. This year it was kindly judged by Mr M Robinson, East Alwent who chose his champions after much deliberation due to the great show forward and gave it to Messrs P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope Farm, Durham. These went on to sell for a top price of £107 showing once again the trade on offer here at Hexham.
Messrs RR Reay & Sons, West Moorhouses sold a fantastic packet of lambs to £94.50. New vendors to the Hexham store ring, Messrs TR & EA Milburn, Wallend took advantage of the trade for these better bred lambs and sold to a high of £90
Mule lambs sold exceptionally well on the day, topping at £66 from Mr D Wearmouth, Knott Hill. Messrs W&PF Walton, Penpeugh sold third prize Mules to £64.50.
For entries and enquiries for next week’s sale please call Drew on 07854361967
1st Rinnion Hills
3rd Stone Hall
1st Middle Horsleyhope
1st Felton Demesne
1st Barrasford Green
M/s Robson, Middle Horsleyhope
Reserve Champion Pen
M/s Tailford, Rinnion Hills
Texel x – £77 Thornton Tower (x2), £73 Whittonshields, £72.50 Henlaw, £72 Rinnion Hills & Thornton Tower, £70.50 Felton Demesne, £70 Felton Demesne & Knott Hill, £69.50 Greenchesters & Whittonshields, £68.50 Stone Hall & Highside, £68 Satley & Felton Demesne, £67.50 Henlaw (x2), £66.50 East Flass, £66 Chapel House & East Lodge, £65 Causey Burn, £64.50 Sherburn Tower & Chapel House, £64 Crindledykes, East Flass & Felton Demesne, £63 Rinnion Hills, Stobby Lea & Hepple Whitefield, £62.50 Birtley Old School, £62 Rinnion Hills, Henlaw & East Lodge, £61.50 Rinnion Hills, £61 Sherburn Tower
Dutch Texel x - £75.50 Willimoteswick, £71.50 & £71 Aimshaugh, £66 Woodlands
Suffolk x – £73 Thornton Tower, £69 Laburnum Cottage, £68.50 Felton Demesne, £68 Woodlands (x2), £64.50 & £64 Settlingstones, £60 Merryshields
Beltex x - £107 Middle Hors;leyhope, £94.50 West Moorhouses, £90 Wallend, £87 & £84 Henlaw, £80.50 & £80 West Moorhouses, £79 Chapel House, £78 West Moorhouses, £74 Henlaw, £73.50 Jolly Body & West Moorhouses, £72 Chapel House, £70.50 Henlaw (x2), Hownsgill & Satley, £70 Satley & Jolly Body, £69 (x2) & £68 Jolly Body, £67 Henlaw, £64 Garden House
Cheviot x - £55.50 Barrasford Green
Mule – £66 Knott Hill, £64.50 Penpeugh, £64 Stobby Lea, £63 Crindledykes & Allenshields, £59.50 Agars Hill, £59 Allenshields (x2), £58 Crindledykes, Softley & Allenshields
Blackface – £38 Knott Hill
Crossbred – £69 (x2), £68, £66 & £65 Rosehill
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 7th August 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart
Wednesday 7th August 2019
Scots Gap Mart sold 746 Prime and Cast sheep at their weekly sale and enjoyed the lift in the trade seen earlier in the week to average £80.64 per head. The sale peaked at £100 for a super heavy Texel cross from Dave Brodie, The Chesters, and at 209.5ppkg for some smart ¾ cross Texel types from Colin Sparke who was ably assisted by grandson Michael, from Little Swinburne, Colwell.
Suffolk crosses peaked at £95 from Percy & Neil Robson, Dene House whilst Mules at 51kg realised £82 from FT Walton, Flotterton.
Cast sheep sold to £102 for a big Suffolk cross Ewe from Chris & Janet Watmore, Holystone Estate and was presented by shepherd Ben Carter on behalf of his employer.
Texel x – £100 The Chesters, £95 Town Farm, £95 (x2) The Chesters, £92 Tuthill, £92 Town Farm, £92 The Chesters, £90 The Fawns, £90 High Baulk, £90 Whittonshields, £90 Little Swinburne, £90 Rugley Walls, £90 (x2) Tosson Tower, £90 Dene House, £90 The Chesters.
209.5p Little Swinburne, 207.9p East House, 206.0p, 2.00p (x2) Little Swinburne, 200p East House, 195.7p High Baulk, 195.2p (x2) High Baulk, 195.1p East House, 194.2p (x2) The Chesters, 193.2p The Fawns, 191.7p & 190.5p East House, 190p Errington.
Beltex x - £78 & £76 East White Hill.
185.7p & 181.0p East White Hill.
Suffolk x - £95 Dene House, £93 Rugley Walls, £85 Dene House, £85 East House, £83.50 The Chesters, £82 New Houses, £80 East White Hill, £80 Dene House.
184.8p East House, 172.2p Rugley Walls, 170.9p East White Hill, 170.8p New Houses, 170.4p The Chesters, 170.2p Dene House, 170.2p East White Hill.
Mule - £82 & £80 Flotterton.
173.9p & 160.8p Flotterton.
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x - £99 & £98 Netherwitton, £84 Rothley Crag, £84 (x2) The Fawns.
Leicester - £88 The Bellion
Suffolk x - £102 Holystone Estate, £91 Little Harle, £90 Holystone.
Mule – £68 Little Harle & £67 Holystone.
Cheviot - £85 & £78 Holystone
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 6th August 2019
A nice show of butchers cattle that topped at 215.5ppk for a very shapey Angus x heifer from M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House.
Limousin Steers - £1143.66 & 194.5p Barker House
Limousin Heifers – £1155.11 & 199.5p Barker House
Charolais Heifers – £1162.73 & 209.5p Flotterton
Angus Heifers - £1256.37 & 215.5p Barker House
A smaller, plainer show of cows forward this week maintaining previous week’s trade with the better end of cows still 145-152ppk
Sale highlight was a large Limousin cow from M/s JE Henderson & Sons, Burntongues selling for 151.5ppk
Limousin – £1248.36 Burntongues, £1149.48 & £1037.53 Rusheylaw, £960.89 East Uppertown, £826.55 Eastbarns, £814.58 Dunns Houses
151.5p Burntongues, 149.5p & 139.5p Rusheylaw, 135.5p Eastbarns, 129.5p East Uppertown, 120.5p Dunns Houses, 119.5p Eastbarns
Angus -£1079.23 East Uppertown, £1062.36 Fell Lane
122.5p East Uppertown, 119.5p Fell Lane
Simmental - £930.23 & £910. 39 Dunns Houses
130.5p Stoop Rigg, 129.5p Dunns Houses
Another increased show of lambs forward and in line with the national trend the average rose by 8p on the week with the total sale averaging £81.58 per head.
Top price per kilo was 226.2p sold late in the sale from Linacres.
Texel x – £98 Little Swinburne, £95 The Cartshed, £93 West Shields, £92.50 High Eshells & Paxton Dene, £91 Loadman, £90 Highwood, St Oswalds, High Baulk, East Newham, East House, Paxton Dene, Little Swinburne (x2) & Loadman (x2), £89.50 Milbourne Town Farm & West Shields, £89 Milbourne Town Farm, £88.50 High Eshells, Moss Barns & Longshaws, £88 Great Chesters, Little Swinburne & Nilston Rigg, £87.50 East House & Milbourne Town Farm, £87 Linacres (x2) & West Shields, £86.50 Thornley & Paxton Dene (x2), £86 Little Swinburne & Wallhouses, £85.50 Elpha Green & East House, £85 Highwood, Low Eshells, Wallhouses, Bingfield East Quarter, Warksfield Head, East Matfen & Nilston Rigg, £84.50 Thornley, Partridge Nest & Stoop Rigg, £84 Highwood, Bulls Hill, Partridge Nest, East Newham, East House, Nunwick, Warksfield Head & Linacres, £83.50 Stobby Lea, Low Eshells, Chesterwood & Warksfield Head, £83 Highwood, East Newham & Milbourne Town Farm, £82.50 Low Eshells, Elpha Green & North Cocklake (x2)
222.7p Little Swinburne, 214.3p East House, 210.7p Longshaws, 209.3p High Baulk & Little Swinburne, 208.5p East House, 207.1p Linacres, 206.8p Loadman, 205.8p High Eshells, 204.9p East Newham, 202.4p East Matfen, 201.2p Paxton Dene, 201.1p High Eshells, 200p St Oswalds, East House, Paxton Dene, Little Swinburne & Loadman. 198.9p East House, 196.7p Moss Barns, 196.6p Paxton Dene, 195.7p Paxton Dene & Little Swinburne, 195.6p Little Swinburne, 195.2p High Baulk, 195p Moss Barns, 194.2p Chesterwood, 192.9p East Matfen, 192.1p Partridge Nest, 191.9p Thornley, 191.5p East Newham, 191.3p Kirkley Hall, 190.9p Linacres, 190.7p & 190.5p St Oswalds, 189.5p Chesterwood, 189.1p West Shields, 189p Sherburn Tower & Stoop Rigg, 188.6p Milbourne Town Farm, 188.4p Partridge Nest, 187.5p Low Eshells & North Cocklake
Dutch Texel x – £91.50 & £91 (x2) Little Swinburne, £87.50, £86, £85, £84.50, £82 & £81 Agars Hill
216.7p Little Swinburne (x2), 210.3p, 207.7p, 206.1p & 203.5p Agars Hill, 203.3p Little Swinburne, 197.7p & 191.1p Agars Hill
Suffolk x – £90 Sunniside, £85 Grindon Hill & Sunniside, £83.50 Thornley, £83 St Oswalds, £82.50 Low Eshells, £82 Grindon Hill, East Newham & Sunniside, £81.50 Sunny Farm, £80 Broadgates & Sunniside (x2), £79.50 Lunns House, £79 Grindon Hill & Sunniside, £78.50 Gunnerton Demesne, £78 Wallhouses, £77 Lunns House, £76.50 Black Hedley & Lunns House
188.9p Sunniside, 188.6p St Oswalds, 186.9p Gunnerton Demesne, 186.1p Sunniside, 185.2p Sunny Farm, 183.7p Sunniside & Grindon Hill, 183.3p Lunns House, 182.2p East Newham, 181.8p Sunniside, 181.5p Thornley, 180.7p Lunns House, 180p Sunniside, , 178.3p Grindon Hill, 177.4p Bingfield East Quarter, 175.5p Low Eshells, 174.5p Sunniside, 171.4p Merryshields, 170p Lunns House
Beltex x – £95 & £94.50 Linacres, £94 & £90.50 St Oswalds, £82 St Oswalds & Sherburn Tower
226.2p Linacres, 218.6p St Oswalds, 214.8p Linacres, 195.2p St Oswalds, 190.7p Sherburn Tower, 188.5p St Oswalds
Charollais x - £73.50 & 188.5p Sherburn Tower
Cheviot Mule- £80 & 173.9p Wallhouses
Mule – £84 Stoop Rigg
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x –£71, £62 & £60 West Shields
Mule – £64 West Shields, £62 Hedchester Law
Fur & Feather | Saturday 3rd August 2019
Saturday 3rd August 2019
A smaller show than that seen in the spring was presented to another full ring of buyers. However, a mixed quality offering was met with mixed demand. Only the best quality birds achieved similar prices to those seen in April and many cages changed hands looking value for money.
Large Poultry & Waterfowl
Pair Rhea £170 – Four Turkey (8 wks) £ 42 & £40
Poultry & Waterfowl
Trio Miniature Sikie £95 – Three Chocolate Bearded Silkie Pullets £90 – Pair White Call Ducks £90 – Apricot Call Duck £80 – Trio Bearded Silkie £75 – Pair Magpie Call Ducks £60 – Trio East Indian Ducks £58 – Two Blue Pekin Pullets £58 – Trio Silver Sebright £58 – Pair German Shield Owls Pigeons £56 – Trio O.E.G Bantam £56 – Three Mille Fleur Pekin Pullets £55
Small Caged Birds
Golden Pheasant Poults £50 – Mixed Love Birds £63 & £50 – Pair Gouldian Finch £34 – Six Tumbler Pigeons £32 – Pair Yellow Gouldian Finch £31- Box Ducklings £30 – Six Wheatan Maran Chicks £27 – Five Japanese Female Quail £26 – Pair Dimorphic Canaries £22
Small Caged Animals
Young Female Guinea Pig £14 – Male Guinea Pig £12
Maran L/F £18 – Guinea Fowl £15 – Copper Maran £14 – Cuckoo Maran £14 – Miniature Silkie £12 – Cumberland Blue Runner £11 – Cream Legbar £10 – Lavender Araucana £7
Store Sheep | Friday 2nd August 2019
Less cast sheep forward this week which were easier cashed compared to last week. All classes slightly sharper. Sale topped at £108 for Texel Tups from Messrs JT Nixon & Son, Stotsfold. Mr B Watson, Baal Hill sold Texel Ewes to £100. Mule ewes sold to £68 from R & J Bell, The Old School House
Texel x – £108 Stotsfold, £100 Baal Hill, £93 & £91 Little Swinburne, £89 Stotsfold, £87 Little Swinburne, £86 Grange House, £80 Little Swinburne, £77 Prospect Grange, £74 Newbiggin, £73 Stotsfold & Townfoot, £72 Low Staples, £71 & £70 Grange House, £70 Little Swinburne
Suffolk x – £73 Grange House
Dutch Texel - £88 Little Swinburne (x2)
Leicester - £90 Baal Hill, £74 Carry House
Cheviot – £51 Brieredge
Mule – £68 The Old School, £61 Carry House, £60 Settlingstones, £58 Barron House & Little Swinburne, £57 Stotsfold & Newbiggin
Blackface – £54 Brieredge, £50 Barron House, £49 Hole Farm, £48 Barron House & Townfoot, £46 Carry House (x2)
Swaledale – £47 Stotsfold, £40 Wolf Hills
Crossbred - £55 & £52 Middle Moor
Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly catalogued sale of 1317 Store lambs. More numbers forward on the week that met the same demand as last week and maybe even sharper, especially for the shorter keep lambs. Highest priced lambs of the day came from Thomas Wilson, Throstle Nest, and Messrs JA Beattie & Son, South Farm, selling texel x lambs to £76. Messrs K & SM Johnson, Wolf Hills sold a great run of sheep to £74. Mule lambs from H & L Morshead, Harsondale soldto a high of £69.
A reminder of the Anniversary Show & Sale next Friday. Entries to the office by 10.30am. Please Call 01434605444 or Drew on 07854361967
Texel x – £76 Throstle Nest & South Farm, £75.50 South Farm, £74 Wolf Hills, £73.50 Prospect Grange, £73 Stone Hall & Glendale, £71 Newbiggin, Whittonshields & Grange House, £70.50 Prospect Grange, £70 Laburnum Cottage & South Farm, £68.50 The Old School & Laburnum Cottage, £68 Throstle Nest, £67.50 Burnbank, £67 Stone Hall, Wolf Hills & South Farm
Dutch Texel x - £67.50 Burnbank
Suffolk x – £69.50 Snabdough (x2), £65.50 Settlingstones, £64.50 Snabdough
Beltex x - £74.50 Throstle Nest, £71 Fell Lane, £69.50 Whittonshields, £68 Fell Lane
Mule – £69 & £63 (x2) Harsondale, £59.50 Sanders Close
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 31st July 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart
Wednesday 31st July 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart held their summer prize show of Prime and Cast sheep kindly sponsored by Robson & Prescott Veterinary Practice, Morpeth and expertly judged by regular buyer and noted authority on all classes of prime lambs Mr Jamie Curle, Bowsden, Berwick on Tweed.
A small but quality show of lambs were presented before the judge following an excessively wet night and all were a credit to their breeders.
The Championship rosette and the silver trophy were presented to the 1st prize pen of Beltex cross – bred lambs from local producer William Hall, New Houses, Hallington by Jo Forwood from Robson & Prescott and the exceptional pen of 5 weighing 42kg sold for £110.00 each (261.9ppkg) to regular purchaser Jeff Dunn, Ponteland.
The Reserve Champion prize went to Andy Cuthbert, Capheaton, New Houses for his first prize pen of Texel crosses which at 43kg sold for £85 to the judge.
The Young farmer’s tankard was awarded to Alice Hall, Hallington New Houses for the second year in succession and her smart pair of Beltex crosses at 41kg sold for £100 each, (243.9ppkg) also to Jeff Dunn.
The 1st prize pen of Cast ewes, 5 smart Lleyn ewes from Malcom, Anne & David Corbett, Dykehead, Otterburn opened the day’s trading and sold for £83 each completing the trio of prize winning purchases by Jeff Dunn.
Champion – E & I Hall & Son, Hallington New Houses
Reserve Champion – R & A Cuthbert, Capheaton New Houses
1st Prize – E & I Hall & Son, Hallington New Houses
2nd Prize – D & I Wallace, Bridgeford
1st Prize – R & A Cuthbert, Capheaton New Houses
2nd Prize – P & MO Robson & Son, Dene House
1st Prize – D F Brodie, The Chesters
2nd Prize - P & MO Robson & Son, Dene House
1st Prize – Alice Hall, Hallington New Houses. (Beltex cross)
2nd Prize – Connor Bradley, Runny Mede, Molesden. (Texel Cross)
3rd Prize – Aidan Bradley, Runny Mede, Molesden. (Hampshire)
1st Prize – L Corbett & Co, Dykehead
2nd Prize – W Taylor & Son, Great Bavington
Out- with the show, 385 Prime and Cast sheep were presented and with increased demand sold to average £78.26 for 45kg exactly with an SQQ figure of 178.5ppkg.
The sale peaked at £90 twice for heavy Texel cross lambs from Jim & Helen Gledson, Buteland and Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls and at 198.1ppkg for 41kg Beltex crosses from William Hall.
Suffolk crosses sold to £84.50 for heavies from Dave Brodie, The Chesters and Mules to £71.20 (170.7p) from Edward Thoburn, Pitland Hills.
Texel x – £90 Buteland, £90 Rugley Walls, £87 Dene House, £85 (x2) Buteland, £85 Pitland Hills, £85 New Houses, Capheaton, £84 Buteland, £83.20 Bridgeford, £83 Rugley Walls, £82 Tosson Tower, £81.20 New Houses, Hallington, £81 (x3) Holystone Estate, £80.50 New Houses, Capheaton.
198.1p New Houses, Hallington, 197.7p New Houses, Capheaton, 197.0p Bridgeford, 196.3p New Houses, Capheaton, 195.1p New Houses, Hallington, 190.5p Black Callerton, 181.8p Tosson Tower, 180.9p Buteland, 176.6p Rugley Wall, 175.0p Bridgeford, 175.0p Gunnerton, 175.0p Runny Mede.
Beltex x - £110 & £100 New Houses, Hallington, £82 Bridgeford
261.9p & 243.9p New Houses, Hallington, 195.2p Bridgeford.
Suffolk x - £84.50 & £83.80 The Chesters, £80 Dene House, £79.20 The Chesters, £76.50 New Houses, Capheaton & £76.50 Dene House.
171.4p Black Callerton, 170.0p New Houses, Capheaton, 170.0p Dene House, 169.0p & 168.5p The Chesters
Mule - £71.20, £70, 170.7p & 169.5p Pitland Hills
Hampshire - £65 & 166.7p Runny Mede
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x - £96 Great Bavington
Lleyn - £83, £71.50, £68 Dykehead.
Suffolk x - £84 Gunnerton
Mule – £70 & £57.50 Great Bavington
Blackface Ram - £76 Pitland Hills
Blackface Ewe - £64 Pitland Hills
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 30th July 2019
Limousin Heifers – £1292.47, £1266.53 & £1179.75 Flotterton
216.5p, 214.5p & 210.5p Flotterton
A much improved number and show of cows this week which would be slightly sharper on the week and more cows could have easily been sold to vendor advantage.
Topping this weeks’ sale both with p/kg and grossing the most was a stylish Limousin x cow from M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill selling for £1231.32 (165.5ppk). Another cow hitting the 165.5p/kg was a British Blue x from Mr I Potts, Redburn.
Limousin – £1231.32 & 1119.35 Agars Hill, £1046.12 Middle Heads, £1033.14 Redburn, £1001.04 Middle Heads, £984.27 Redburn, £982.45 Little Swinburne, £939.68 Farnamullan, £937.37 Coldwell, £889.26 Low Eshells, £881.90 High Town, £806.97 Low Eshells, £802.73 Flotterton
165.5p & 152.5p Agars Hill, 150.5p Redburn, 146.5p Low Eshells, 145.5p & 143.5p Middle Heads, 129.5p High Town, 128.5p Redburn, 127.5p Farnamullan, 126.5p & 126.5p Low Eshells
Angus -£1150.61 Farnamullan, £993.23 Flotterton, £949.19 Low Eshells, £887.29 Farnamullan
133.5p Low Eshells, 127.5p Flotterton, 125.5p Farnamullan
British Blue – £1148.57 Redburn, £965.65 Harlow Bower, £960.80 Agars Hill, £885.50 Rare Dean, £845.64 Redburn
165.5p Redburn, 148.5p Agars Hill
Blonde - £863.63 Flotterton
Saler Bull - £1131.52 & 106.5p New Dotland
Another good show of commercial sheep forward and the overall average was slightly better on the week with all classes being well bid for.
Prior to the sale was the summer show for pens of five as well as YFC member and Young Handler classes. The show was kindly sponsored by Carrs Billington and John Warren ABP. Mr Jamie Curle, Bowsden, Berwick ably judged all classes and after due consideration gave the award of Champion Pen to M/s Beveridge, Low West House and the Champion Young Handler to Harry Robinson, Bog Hall.
Pen of 5 Beltex x Lambs
1st Low West House
2nd Watch Currock
Pen of 5 Texel x Lambs
1st East Wharmley
2nd West Moorhouses
Champion Pen – M/s Beveridge, Low West House
Reserve Pen – M/s Forster, East Wharmley
Best Pair of Lambs Any Breed
1st Ben Cowton, Low West House (Beltex x)
2nd Gemma Common, Low Ardley ((Texel x)
3rd Ryan Fletcher, Longlea ((Texel x)
1st William Rutherford, Low Eshells
2nd Charlotte Rutherford, Low Eshells
1st Harry Robinson, Bog Hall
2nd Alice Walton, Linacres
3rd Thomas Dinning, Watch Currock
Other Continental x
1st Harry Robinson, Bog Hall
2nd Ryan Fletcher, Longlea
1st Isobel Thirlwell, Horneystead
2nd Jack Dinning, Watch Currock
3rd Libby Reed, High Eshells
Champion – Harry Robinson, Bog Hall (Beltex x)
Reserve – Harry Robinson, Bog Hall (Other Continental x)
Texel x – £99 Dukesfield Hall, £98 Horneystead (Archie Dickson), £97.50 East Wharmley, £94 Horneystead (Isobel Thirlwell), £92 High Eshells (Libby Reed), £91 West Moorhouses, £90 Grange House, Highwood (David Carr Jnr), & Highwood (Robson Carr), £89.50 East Wharmley, £89 Watch Currock (Jack Dinning), £88 Bingfield (Amy Barron), £87 Highwood, £, £86 Matfen High House (x2), £85.50 West Moorhouses, £85.50 Burntongues, £85 Linacres, £84.50 Watch Currock, £84 Low Eshells, East Newham (x2) & Loadman, £83.50 Matfen High House & West Moorhouses, £83 Salmonswell (Erika Rayson) & Nilston Rigg, £82.50 Watch Currock, £82 Waite Farm, Watch Currock, Burntongues, Warksfield Head, East Newham & Dukesfield Hall (x3), £81.50 High Eshells, Watch Currock & Aydonshields, £81 Middle Dukesfield & Horneystead (Harriet Thirlwell), £80.50 Nilston Rigg, £80 Highwood, Low Eshells (x2), Warksfield Head, Broomhall (x2), Longshaws & Longlea (Ryan Fletcher) & Bingfield (Anthony Barron)
226.7p & 208.1p East Wharmley, 205p Dukesfield Hall, 204.4p Horneystead, 203.7p West Moorhouses, 200p Low Eshells, Townfoot Woodburn (x2) & Horneystead, 197.8p Watch Currock, 197.6p Horneystead, 196.5p Watch Currock & Bingfield, 195.5p Matfen High House (x2), 195.4p East Newham, 195.2p Dukesfield Hall, 194.7p Crescent Farm, 194.3p Burntongues & West Moorhouses, 194.1p High Eshells, 192.3p Longshaws & Tedcastle, 191.5p Linacres, 191.3p Horneystead, 190.7p Dukesfield Hall, 190.5p Highwood, 190.2p Burntongues, 189.2p Crescent Farm, 189.1p Highwood, 188.8p Grange House, 188.6p Salmonswell, 188.2p Longlea, 188.1p East Wharmley, 187.8p Low Eshells & Crescent Farm, 187.5p Grange House, 186.9p East Wharmley, 186.8p Matfen High House, 186.4p Burntongues, 186.3p Salmonswell, 185.2p Aydonshields, 185p Salmonswell, 184p High Eshells, 183.3p Lodge Farm, 182.9p Merryshields, 182.5p Bingfield, 182.2p Watch Currock, 181.8p Longlea & Longshaws
Dutch Texel x - £77.50 & 184.5p North Cocklake
Suffolk x – £85 Low Eshells (Charlotte Rutherford), £82 Little Swinburne & Bingfield (Geoff Barron), £81 Low Eshells (William Rutherford), £80 Little Swinburne (x2), £79.50 Merryshields, £79 Matfen High House & Broomhall, £78 Luns House, £77.50 Little Swinburne & Grange House, £77 Baal Hill & Flotterton, £76.50 Merryshields & Little Swinburne, £76 & £75.50 Flotterton
188.9p Low Eshells, 179.3p & 173.9p Merryshields, 173.8p High Knitsley, 172.7p Flotterton, 172.2p Grange House, 171.1p & 167.8p Flotterton, 167.4p Luns House & Little Swinburne
Beltex x – £106 Bog Hall (Harry Robinson), £99.50 Low West House, £96 Linacres (Alice Walton), £95 Bog Hall (Harry Robinson), West Moorhouses, Low West House (Ben Cowton), £90 Watch Currock (Thomas Dinning), £86.50 West Moorhouses, £86 West Moorhouses & Watch Currock, £80, £78.50 & £76 Low West House, £74 Baal Hill
279p Bog Hall, 255.1p Low West House, 250p Bog Hall, 235.9p Low West House, 218.2p Linacres, 215p West Moorhouses, 204.8p Watch Currock, 204.4p West Moorhouses, 201.4p Baal Hill, 201.3p Low West House, 201.2p West Moorhouses, 200p Baal Hioll, 195.1p Low West House, 191.5p Watch Currock, 182.1p Crowhall, 181p Low West House, 179.5p Crowhall
Cheviot x- £73 & 169.8p Flotterton
Mule – £74 Hotbank, £69 North Cocklake, £67.50 Townfoot Woodburn, £65.50 & £64 Hotbank
163.8p Hotbank, 160.7p Townfoot Woodburn, 160p & 157.5p Hotbank, 153.3p North Cocklake
Blackface - £58 Hotbank
Crossbred - £81 & 188.4p Longlea
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 26th July 2019
A small show of cattle forward to a good company of buyers met a similar trade to the rates of last week. Top price of the day was £1190 for a Charolais x steer from James Herdman with a quality consignment averaging £1093
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £955 Parkside
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1190, £1180, £1175, £1150, £1100, £1040 & £990 Edlingham Newtown
Limousin x heifers – £870 East Newham
British Blue x heifers – £930 East Newham
Angus x steers -£900 Edlingham Newtown
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £800 Throp Hill
Charolais x heifers - £875 Throp Hill
Limousin x steers – £1125 & £1085 Edlingham Newtown, £980 East Newham
Limousin x heifers – £945 East Newham, £800 Parkside
Angus x heifers - £1070, £1060, £1040 & £960 High Fotherley, £950 High Fotherley & East Newham, £865 High Fotherley
A lot more cast ewe numbers out nationally which has resulted in trade becoming easier on the week.
Suffolk ewes sold to £108 from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.
Texel - £90 Flotterton, £82 Steel Hall, £66 High Fotherley, £65 Greenchesters, £62 High Fotherley
Texel x – £99 High Fotherley, £97 Lough Green, £90 Watch Currock, £88 Dukesfield Hall, £81 & £79 Grange House, £72 Lee Hall & Watch Currock, £71 Colepike & Thornton Tower, £70 Lough Green, £69 Watch Currock & Dukesfield Hall, £64 Grange House, £62 Watch Currock
Suffolk x – £78 Colepike, £77 High Fotherley & Grange House, £65 Dukesfield Hall
Bleu D’Maine - £74 Lough Green
Leicester - £68 The Shield, £65 Allenshields
Cheviot – £73 Steel Hall, £68 Flotterton
Mule – £66 Steel Hall, £60 Rusheylaw, £59 Flotterton, £58 Colepike & Grange House, £57 Dukesfield Hall, £56 Thornton Tower, £55 Steel Hall, Dukesfield Hall & Rose Cottage, £54 Lee Hall & Gleedlee, £53 High Fotherley, £52 Rusheylaw & Glebe Farm
Blackface – £60 & £57 Shitlington Hall, £41 Glebe Farm, £40 Featherwood
Swaledale – £47 & £43 Allenshields, £41 Glebe Farm, £37 Allenshields, £30 East Unthank
Jacob - £42 Daniel Farm
Crossbred - £108 Flotterton, £79 & £66 Steel Hall, £64 Grange House
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of 1121 Store Lambs which sold to very similar rates to last week with the better bred lambs very easy to cash.
Topping the sale was a fine pen of Texel x lambs from Mr J Ridley, Whittonshields selling to £73.50. Two pens sold to £73 from M/s GL, AJ & AL Graham, Stone Hall and Mrs E Lishman, Fell Lane.
A reminder of the anniversary show and sale on 9th August for pens of 20.
Entries for next weeks sale to Drew 07854361967 or the office 01434 605444
Texel x – £73.50 Whittonshields, £73 Stone Hall & Fell Lane, £72.50 Fell Lane, £72 Wolf Hills & Rose Cottage, £71.50 Whittonshields & The Shank, £71 Stone Hall, £70.50 New Hall, £69.50 Stone Hall, £69 Wolf Hills, The Shank & Bankshead, £68 Newbiggin, Stone Hall & Bankshead, £67.50 Stone Hall, Chesterwood & Bankshead, £67 Greenchesters, Stone Hall (x2), Rose Cottage & Birtley Old School, £66.50 High Shipley & Bankshead, £66 Wolf Hills & Newbiggin
Dutch Texel x - £72.50 & £69.50 Woodlands
Suffolk x – £68 Bankshead, £66 Laburnum Cottage
Beltex x - £72.50 East Flass, £70.50 Grange House, £70 East Flass, £67.50 Grange House
Hampshire x - £58 Pilmuir
Cheviot Mule - £63 Flotterton
Mule – £47.50 Rigg Farm
Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 24th July 2019
Scots Gap Mart at their weekly sale sold Prime lambs to a top of £90 and 202.4ppkg both lots from William Hall, Hallington New Houses.
Cast Sheep sold to £115 for a smart pen of Texel cross ewes from Adam Thompson, The Fawns.
Texel x – £90 Hallington New Houses, £88 Girsonfield & Capheaton New Houses, £87 & £86.50 Capheaton New Houses, £86 Paxton Dene, £85 Hallington New Houses (x3), Chesters, Girsonfield & Capheaton New Houses (x2), £84 Hallington New Houses & High Baulk
202.4p (x2) & 195.4p Hallington New Houses, 193.2p Paxton Dene, 178.9p (x2) & 178.7p High Baulk, 174.0p Capheaton New Houses, 173.9p Chesters, 173.1p Hallington New Houses, 170.8p Capheaton New Houses, 170.0p Girsonfield
Beltex x - £82, £78 & 173.3p Dene House
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £115 The Fawns, £113 (x2) Tuthill, £112 (x2) & £102 (x2) Cornhills, £98 & £85 The Fawns
Suffolk x- £91 Dene House, £86 Tuthill
Mule- £74 Tuthill
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 23rd July 2019
A good entry of clean cattle this week with 18 forward which mainly consisted of larger AA x steers from Messrs RH Hopps & Sons, Manor Farm, Shincliffe, Co Durham, which sold to £1300.03, 174.5ppkg. Messrs H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley brought four well fleshed butchers heifers that sold to 220.5ppkg, £1230.39, with the same vendor achieving 219.5ppkg
Limousin Heifers – £1219.73 Paxton Dene, £1174.25 Flotterton
219.5p & 215.5p Paxton Dene, 192.5p Flotterton,
British Blue Heifers - £1230.39 Paxton Dene
220.5p & 209.5p Paxton Dene
Angus Heifers - £1221.50, £1196.25 & £1191.93 Manor Farm
187.5p Manor Farm
Angus Steers - £1300.03, £1225.60, £1207.50, £1185.89, £1166.67, £1163.09 & £1156.88 Manor Farm,
187.5p, 185.5p, 180.5p (x2) Manor Farm
A handful of pure Charolais Young Bulls in this week from Messrs Curry, Low Burradon which followed the national trend and being hard to cash selling to 170.5ppkg
Charolais - £1122.09, £1002.93 & £997.43 Low Burradon
An increased number of cast cows forward this week that met a similar trade as last week with all classes of cows bid for keenly. Highest grossing cow came from Messrs Lewis Forster & Son, West Nubbock, who sold a BB x cow for £1251.32. Highest pence per kilo was achieved by a lim x cow from Messrs RJ & J Raine, Townfoot, selling to 158.5ppkg
Limousin – £1191.92 Townfoot, £969.62 Hallington New Houses, £
158.5p Townfoot, 130.5pHallington New Houses,
British Blue - £1251.32 West Nubbock, £997.05 Buteland
143.5p West Nubock
Blonde Aquitaine - £1150.40 Colepike,
Angus -£1065.72 & £1062.70 Flotterton, £1052.80 Buteland, £1026.16, £1008.77 & £943.52 West Shields,
160.5p Flotterton (OTM), 130.5P West Shields (x2), 128.5p Flotterton
Shorthorn - £965.04 & £916.01 Fairnley
A better & larger show of lambs forward and sold very well on the trade to a top of £96.50 from Thomas Dinning, Watch Currock & 243.5ppkg from Messrs Beveridge of Low West House
Texel x – £96.50 Watch Currock, £88 Little Swinburne, £86.50 & £86 Watch Currock, £86 Aydonshields, £85 High Baulk, Grindon Hill & Low Ardley, £84.50 Elrington Hall, £84 North Cocklake, £83.50 Longshaws, £83 Black Hedley, £82.50 Flotterton (x2), £82 North Cocklake & Town Farm, £81.50 High Baulk, £81 High Eshells
209.5p Little Swinburne, 202.7p Low West House, 196.6p Watch Currock, 195.2p Town Farm, 193.9p Longshaws, 193.0p Watch Currock, 192.9p High Eshells, 192.5p Crowhall, 191.9p Flotterton, 188.9p High Baulk, 188.1p Middle Dukesfield, 187.5p China Hall, 187.2p Fell Lane (x2), 187.0pWatch Currock, 186.8p Crowhall, 185.0p Crescent Farm & Middle Dukesfield
Dutch Texel x - £94, £88, £85, £84.50, £81.50, £80.50, £80 Agars Hill
235.0p, 222.2p, 220.3p, 218.0p, 209.5p & 201.2p Agars Hill
Beltex x - £95 Low West House, £92 & £89 Little Swinburne, £85, £84 & £83 Low West House, £78 Fell Lane
243.6p Low West House, 224.4p Little Swinburne, 223.7p Low West House, 222.5p Little Swinburn, 212.8p & 200.0p Low West House 195.0p Fell Lane
Suffolk x – £82.50 Black Callerton, £82 Elrington Hall, £80 Low Eshells, £78.50 Flotterton, £78 Grindon Hill, £77.50 Elrington Hall, £77 Luns House, £76 Black Callerton
180.0p Longshaws, 177.4p Flotterton, 175.0p Merryshields, 174.4p Black Callerton, 173.9p Low Eshells
Mule - £73 & £66 Hotbank
Blackface - £65 Hotbank
Zwartbles - £74 & £70 China Hall
Cheviot Mule - £74 Flotterton
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 19th July 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a small but quality catalogue of 107 head.
A good crowd was at the ringside and all classes were sought after. The sale peaked at £1075 for a pair of homebred Angus cross bullocks by a registered sire from Colin Forster, Parkside, Bardon Mill and this one was followed by another square black sort from Jim & Helen Gledson, Buteland, Bellingham at £1060. The Angus breed dominated the sale with the dearest heifer on the day selling to £1050 for father & son team Michael & Dan Herdman, Acton, Blanchland.
Continental cattle peaked at £1040 for both steers and heifers; first for a Simmental cross lady from Douglas Green, Longlea, Netherwitton then again for a shapely Charolais cross yearling steer from Messrs Faill, Hedley West Riding, Stocksfield.
More cattle of all classes are required to fulfill buyer demand, please contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to assist with the sale of your stock.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x heifers - £985 Longlea Netherwitton, £950 Farnamullan
Simmental x heifers – £1040 Longlea Netherwitton
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers – £965 Low Staples
Limousin x heifers – £890 Farnamullan
Simmental x steers – £890 Hedley West
Angus x steers -£1075 Parkside, £1000 Buteland
Angus x heifers – £1050, £1000 & £960 Acton, £880 Buteland
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1040 Hedley West, £970 Throp Hill, £940 Hedley West, £860 & £800 Throp Hill
Charolais x heifers - £955 Low Staples, £950 & £910 Farnamullan, £865 Farnamullan & Throp Hill
Limousin x steers – £980 Longlea Netherwitton, £830 Tedcastle, £825 Longlea Netherwitton, £790 Longshaws
Limousin x heifers – £985 (x2), £940 & £925 Farnamullan, £865 Tedcastle
Simmental x steers – £845 & £810 Longlea Netherwitton
Angus x steers – £1060 Buteland, £1035 Acton, £1030 Buteland, £995 Parkside, £920 (x2) & £865 (x2) Buteland, £850 & £840 Throp Hill, £820 Buteland
Angus x heifers - £960 Acton, £910 The Deans, £905 & £900 (x3) Buteland, £860 Buteland & The Deans, £845 & £830 Buteland, £820 Buteland & The Deans
Hereford x heifers - £715 Greenfield
A decent show of ewes forward and with more customers operating they were a fast trade throughout selling to a top of £134 for a Texel ewe from Rusheylaw.
Texel - £100 Rusheylaw, £80 Shaw Wood
Texel x – £134 Rusheylaw, £110 Newbiggin Hill, £93 Rusheylaw, £91 Shaw Wood, £90 Hownsgill & Blackburn, £89 Comb Hills, £87 Sherburn Tower, £84 Shaw Wood & Blackburn, £80 Comb Hills, £78 Millfield Demesne, £70 Rusheylaw & Kimmerston, £68 Chattlehope, £65 & £64 Hownsgill
Leicester - £82 & £58 Shitlington Hall
Zwartbles - – £70 Newbiggin HillMule – £74 Cooper House, £71 Sherburn Tower & Blackburn, £70 Rusheylaw & Shitlington Hall
Blackface – £63 Shitlington Hall, £52 Cleughfoot, £49 Shitlington Hall
Swaledale – £46 Chattlehope
Crossbred - £109 Newbiggin Hill
Texel x – £59 Cooper House
Suffolk x – £68 Cooper House
Blackface – £48 Kirkley Hall
A tremendous show of store lambs for quality selling to a good ring of customers and dearer on the week. Top was £78.50 for Texel x from Hownsgill. Two pens at £74.50 and £73.50 from Whittonshields.
Texel x - £78.50 Hownsgill, £74.50 & £73.50 Whittonshields, £70 Wolf Hills & Cooper House, £69.50 Sherburn Tower, £69 Chattlehope & High Shipley, £68.50 & £68 Stone Hall, £67.50 Ridley Farm, Sherburn Tower & Cooper House, £67 Stone Hall, £66.50 Ridley Farm, £66 Wolf Hills, £65 Ridley Farm & Wolf Hills
Suffolk x - £72 Hownsgill, £68.50 Cooper House, £65 Stewards House
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 16th July 2019
A small show forward topped at 226.5ppk for a terrific Limousin bred heifer from M/s J&D Longlands, Tone Hall.
Limousin Heifers – £1132.50 & 226.5p Tone Hall
Charolais Heifers – £1285.88 & £1054.90 Tone Hall
202.5p & 192.5p Tone Hall
Angus - £1255 & 125.5p Old Town
Limousin – £839.58 & £819.52 Ingoe Low Hall, £798.66 Luns House, £796.80 Ingoe Low Hall
130.5p Luns House, 126.5p Kellah, 125.5p Ingoe Low Hall
Angus -£1216.01 & 155.5p Old Town
Simmental - £905.25 & 127.5p Luns House
Lambs forward in greater numbers on the week and in line with other centres. The average back although best sorts and good heavy weights still sought after.
Top price £100 and 217.4ppk from Graeme Pigg, Chesterwood.
Texel x – £98 Low Ardley, £94 Nunwick (x2), £90 Salmonswell, Black Hedley, High Baulk (x2) & East Matfen, £88.50 Low Ardley, £88 Lough Green & East Matfen, £87 Aydonshields, £86.50 Nunwick, £86 Black Hedley & Nilston Rigg, £85 East Uppertown, Merryshields, Wallhouses, High Eshells, Highwood, Crescent Farm, Milbourne Town Farm & Nilston Rigg, £84.50 Berwick Hill, £84 Highwood & Aydonshields, £83.50 Gunnerton Demesne, £83 Aydonshields, Milbourne Town Farm & Nilston Rigg, £82.50 Low Ardley, £82 Chesterwood, Crescent Farm, Nunwick, East Matfen, Low Ardley, Berwick Hill (x2) & Milbourne Town Farm, £81 West Heddon & Nunwick, , £80.50 High Baulk (x2), £80 Ravenside (x2), Wallhouses, Nunwick, East Matfen & Grange House
209.5p Lough Green, 207.3p Highwood & High Eshells, 202.4p Milbourne Town Farm, 200p Crescent Farm, Nunwick (x2), High Baulk & East Matfen, 198.8p Gunnerton Demesne, 197.6p & 196.6p Nunwick, 195.7p & 195.6p East Matfen, 195.2p Nunwick, 195.1p Grange House & Nunwick, 195p Crowhall & Fell Lane, 191.7p & 191.5p High Baulk, 190.9p Aydonshields, 190.7p Berwick Hill, 189.5p West Heddon, 187.8p Salmonswell & Nilston Rigg, 187.5p West Heddon, Salmonswell & Low Ardley, 187.2p High Baulk, 186.1p Ravenside & East Matfen, 185p Gunnerton Demesne, 184.9p Low Ardley, 184.8p Crescent Farm, 184.5p West Heddon, 184.4p Aydonshields & Low Ardley, 184.2p Crowhall, 182.9p Salmonswell, 182.6p Nilston Rigg, 182.5p Crowhall, 181.3p Aydonshields & Grange House, 180.5p Merryshields & Salmonswell, 180.2p Nilston Rigg, 180p West Heddon
Dutch Texel x - £100 & 217.4p Chesterwood
Suffolk x – £85 Black Hedley, £83 Grindon Hill (x2), £82 Merryshields, £81 Berwick Hill, £80 Wallhouses, £79.50 Berwick Hill, £77.50 Black Hedley, £77 Grange House & Burnhope Flatts, £76 Grindon Hill, £74 Merryshields
180.7p Berwick Hill, 180.5p Merryshields, 180.4p Grindon Hill, 179.1p Burnhope Flatts, 176.7p Grindon Hill, 176.1p Black Hedley, 175p Grange House, 172.3p Berwick Hill, 170.8p Merryshields
Charollais x -£80 (x2) & £77 Burnhope Flatts
187.8p & 173.9p Burnhope Flatts
Bleu D’Maine x - £90 & 191.5p Lough Green
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 12th July 2019
Breeding & Store Cattle
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale offered a small but quality entry of store cattle and in addition a number of beef breeding cattle.
Store cattle sold to a top of £1040 for a hefty, square Charolais cross bullock from Anthony White, Low Staples, Hexham who sold two more on the day at £1010 and £1005. Heifers peaked at £900 for a smart pair of well-bred red Limousin crosses from George Famelton, Horseholm, Gilsland. More cattle could have been sold to a useful crowd round the ringside.
Charolais x heifers - £900 Farnamullan
Limousin x steers - £850 Ogle Dene
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £920 Ogle Dene
Limousin x steers – £1010 & £1005 Low Staples
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1040 Low Staples, £860 Amerside Law
Limousin x steers - £870, £820 & £810 Horseholme, £800 (x2) Longshaws
Limousin x heifers – £900, £855, £850 & £845 Horseholme
A small catalogue of beef breeding cattle were presented and these were dominated by an entry of stock cows from Messrs Brown, Amerside Law, Wooler which peaked at £1460 for a smart Blue cross third calver with an Angus cross bull calf at foot. There was interest in all types round the ringside with buyers keen to source outfits for the abundance of grass across the region.
Cows with Calves at Foot
British Blue - £1460 Amerside Law
Angus - £1440, £1310, £1280 & £1210 Amerside Law, £1100 & £970 The Craggs, £930 West End
Charolais - £1430 Amerside Law
Texel - £94 & £90 Hedley Park
Texel x – £120 & £95 Flotterton Cottage, £92 Hedley Park, £86 Milfield Demesne, £85 The Ash, £75 Causey Burn, £64 Palm Strothers, £60 Milfield Demesne
Suffolk x – £90 Causey Burn, £72 Milfield Demesne, £59 Palm Strothers
Cheviot – £70 & £60 Flotterton
Mule – £82 Hedley Park, £71 Flotterton, £70 Causey Burn, Broomhall & Chattlehope
Blackface – £74 The Ash, £68 Causey Burn
Swaledale – £57 Doe Crag
Crossbred - £79 & £59 Milfield Demesne
Texel - £56 The Ash
Texel x – £64 & £59 Causey Burn
Mule – £49 The Ash
Hexham and Northern Marts at their opening sale for store lambs had an increased entry on the year of 822 head.
Lambs came forward generally better than last year because of the drought conditions experienced in the summer months of 2018.
A good trade ensued with the sale average up £4 reflecting the quality of the sheep sold although the purchasers appeared more cautious with political uncertainty affecting confidence.
Texel x - £76 Armonside, £73.50 High Shipley, £73 Whittonshields, £72.50 Stone Hall, £71.50 Flotterton Cottage, £71.50 Chattlehope, £69.50 Bankshead, £69 Milfield Demesne, £68 Armonside (x2), £67 Stone Hall (x2) & Bankshead, £66.50 Milfield Demesne, £65.50 Bankshead, £65 Bankshead & High Shipley
Suffolk x - £65 Bankshead
Charollais x - £71.50 Flotterton
Beltex x - £65.50 & £65 Grange House
Scots Gap | Wednesday 10th July 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart
Wednesday 10th July 2019
At their weekly sale Scots Gap Auction Mart sold prime lambs to a top of £95 and 204.8ppkg to then average 191.2ppkg for 41kg exactly. Both leading prices were achieved by Eddie Robson, High Baulk, Whittington for well-bred 3/4 Texel cross lambs, the heavyweights selling at £95 to Ben Gray for Andrew Atkinson and lighter weighted sorts at 204.8ppkg for 42kg to Jeff Dunn, for Steve Lamb, Bellingham Craft Butchers. The first Blackface lambs of the season sold at 173ppkg from Mrs Ruth Mitcheson, Bolam Lake House for specific use by the chefs at The Beaumont Hotel, Hexham.
Cast sheep were also in demand and sold to £104 for a Texel cross from Malcolm & David Corbett, Dykehead and to £100 for a Texel ram from Percy Farming, Blueburn.
Texel x – £95 & £86 High Baulk, £86 West Grange, £85 Whittonshields, £85 & £83 East House, £82 Barrasford Green, £82 Whittonshields, £80 Barrasford Green, £80 High Baulk, £80 Longshaws, £80 (x3) West Grange, £78 Longshaws, £78 East House.
204.8p High Baulk, 204.8p West Grange, 202.4p East House, 202.4p Whittonshields, 202.4p East House, 201.3p Longshaws, 200p (x2) Barrasford Green, 200p Dykehead, 200p Whittonshield, 198.7p Dykehead, 195.0p Longshaws, 195.0p East House, 191.3p Fairspring, 190.5p West Grange, 190p Dykehead.
Suffolk x - £75 East House & 182.9p
Blackface – £78 & 173.3p Bolam Lake House
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £104 & £96 Dykehead, £92 High Baulk
Texel Ram - £100 Blueburn,
Lleyn x - £74 & £69 Dykehead
Leicester - £90 & £87 Blueburn
Blackface - £67 Blueburn, £60 Bolam Lake House.
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 9th July 2019
Increased show of clean cattle this week which reflected the current national beef price and would be slightly easier on the week. There was a lot of weight forward with less traditional butchers’ heifer types available.
Sale topped at 211.5ppk for a good Limousin x steer from M/s Thockrington Farms, Thockrington. Heavy heifers sold to 187.5ppk for a 655kg from the same farm.
Limousin Steers - £1247.85, £1179.89, £1166.20 & £1025.95 Thockrington
211.5p, 178.5p, 177.5p & 171.5p Thockrington
Limousin Heifers – £1228.13 & £1144.37 Thockrington
187.5p & 180.5p Thockrington
Charolais Heifers – £1243.53 & 184.5p Flotterton
More cows forward this week with a better show on offer which resulted in a sharper trade with a very respectable average of 130.7ppk (+3p)
Highest grossing cow came from M/s D&J Sedgewick, Errington Red House, who sold a large Limousin x cow for £1093.76
Top pence per kilo was shared between M/s D&J Sedgewick and also M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill who both sold Limousin x cows to 145.5ppk
Limousin – £1093.76 Errington Red House, £1082.52 & £1040.33 Agars Hill, £1027.09 & £1023.95 Flotterton, £937.06 Low Eshells, £936.88 Errington Red House, £924.14 Low Eshells, £905.01 Errington Red House, £878.63 Old Deanham, £862.11 Agars Hill, £831.11 Flotterton
145.5p Errington Red House & Agars Hill, 143.5p Low Eshells (x2), 139.5p Agars Hill (x2), 137.5p Old Deanham, 135.5p,133.5p & 126.5p Flotterton, 125.5p Low Eshells, 124.5p Old Deanham
Angus -£939.60 & 130.5p Flotterton
British Blue – £903.36 & £890.60 Old Deanham, £841.68 Flotterton, £841.23 Low Eshells
128.5p Old Deanham & Flotterton, 126.5p Low Eshells, 151.5p Old Deanham
A good show and more lambs forward this week. Trade was slightly easier on the week but keeping in line with the national trend.
Top price £100 for Texel x from Ed Robson, High Baulk. 218ppk also Texel x from M/s J&E Walby & Sons, East House Farm.
Texel x – £100 High Baulk, £94 Elrington Hall & East House, £90 Grindon Hill, West Grange, Aydonshields & Thornton Tower, £89.50 Elrington Hall, £89 Fell Lane, Longshaws & Milbourne Town Farm, £88.50 High Eshells, £88 Elrington Hall, High Baulk & High Eshells, £87 Merryshields (x2) & Crescent Farm, £86.50 Milbourne Town Farm, £86 Bingfield East Quarter, Grindon Hill & Longshaws, £85 East House & West Grange, £84.50 Longshaws, £84 West Wharmley, £83.50 East Uppertown & East House, £83 The Lee & Aydonshields, £82.50 Gunnerton Demesne, £82 Gunnerton Demesne, Bingfield East Quarter, Black Callerton & East Wharmley, £81.50 Aydonshields & West Wharmley, £81 Grange Farm
218p East House, 217.1p Fell Lane, 214.6p High Eshells, 214.3p Thornton Tower, 211p Milbourne Town Farm, 209.8p Longshaws, 207.1p Crescent Farm, 205.1p Kirkley Hall, 204.4p East House, 202.5p Grange House, 200p High Baulk, East House & Fell Lane, 198.8p Longshaws & West Wharmley (x2), 196.5p Longshaws, 196.3p Salmonswell, 195.6p Elrington Hall, 195.2p East Wharmley, 195p Gunnerton Demesne, 194.9p Salmonswell, 193.9p Milbourne Town Farm, 193.4p Crescent Farm, 193.3p Merryshields, 193.2p West Grange, 192.7p Crescent Farm, 192.4p High Eshells, 192.3p Crescent Farm & High Baulk, 191.7p Milbourne Town Farm, 190.9p West Wharmley, 188.6p Aydonshields, 187.5p & 186.6p Gunnerton Demesne, 186.4p Black Callerton, 186.3p Grange House, 185.7p Aydonshields
Suffolk x – £95 Merryshields, £92 Elrington Hall, £87 Merryshields, £82 Black Callerton & West Grange, £79 Merryshields, £78 Lunns House & Thornton Tower
186.4p West Grange, 183.7p Merryshields, 181.7p Lunns House, 181.4p Thornton Tower, 181.3p Merryshields, 180.4p Elrington Hall, 178.3p Black Callerton, 177.9p Lunns House
Bleu D’Maine x - £82 & 205p Kirkley Hall
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Good quality show sold to a top of 214.5ppk and £1314 from M/s Longlands, Tone Hall.
Charolais Heifers – £1314.89 & £1162 Tone Hall
214.5p & 207.5p Tone Hall
Limousin - £1161.16 & 159.5p Sweethope
A small show were submitted to a good company of buyers with trade being similar to that of recent weeks.
Limousin – £936.28 Burntongues, £933.08 High Town, £871.50 Parkside,
133.5p & 131.5p Burntongues, 130.5p High Town, 124.5p Parkside (x2)
Angus -£1087.28 & 163.5p High Town
British Blue – £1032.57 Hammershield
123.5p Townfoot Woodburn
Simmental - £877.24 & 120.5p Allendale Farm
Due to the good weather conditions there was just a similar number of lambs forward and trade was cheaper on the week following the national trend.
Top price per head £95 for Texel x from M/s DA&MA Teasdale, Grindon Hill and 223.8ppk also Texel x from M/s J Reed & Son, High Eshells.
Texel x – £97.50 Grindon Hill, £96.50 Nilston Rigg, £94 High Eshells, £93.50 Milbourne Town Farm, £93 Low Eshells, £92.50 Aydonshields, £90 Nilston Rigg & Low Eshells, £89.50 Grindon Hill, £89 Milbourne Town Farm, £88 Low Eshells & Aydonshields, £87.50 & £87 Nilston Rigg, £86.50 High Yarridge, £86 Grindon Hill, £85.50 High Eshells, £85 Crescent Farm, Comb Hills & Aydonshields, £84.50 High Eshells, £84 Milbourne Town Farm, £83.50 Aydonshields, £82.50 Nilston Rigg, £82 Longshaws
223.8p High Eshells, 211.9p & 210p Milbourne Town Farm, 209p Crescent Farm, 207.3p Aydonshields & Crescent Farm, 206.1p High Eshells, 205.1p Low Eshells, 205p Longshaws, 202.4p Comb Hills, 200p Lodge Farm, Low Eshells, Aydonshields & Grindon Hill, 198.9p Nilston Rigg, 198.8p High Eshells, 197.4p Longshaws, 195.7p Nilston Rigg & Low Eshells, 195p Sherburn Tower, 194.9p Lodge Farm, 194.8p Milbourne Town Farm, 194.6p Grindon Hill, 194.1p & 193.8p Low Eshells, 193.3p, 193p & 192.7p Nilston Rigg, 192.2p High Yarridge, 191.9p Nilston Rigg, 191.2p & 190.5p Grindon Hill, 189.8p & 188.8p Aydonshields
Suffolk x – £90 Whitechapel, £87.50 Grindon Hill, £86.50 Low Eshells, £85 Luns House, £83.50 High Yarridge, £82.50 Whitechapel, £77.50 Comb Hills, £77 Grindon Hill
196.6p Low Eshells, 194.2p High Yarridge, 191.9p Whitechapel, 189p Comb Hills, 188.9p Luns House, 187.5p Whitechapel, 186.2p Grindon Hill, 185p Comb Hills, 181.7p Grindon Hill, 179.3p Lunns House
Charollais x - £74.50 & 186.3p Sherburn Tower
Bleu D’Maine x - £95 & £90 High Yarridge
195.7p & 179.3p High Yarridge
Texel x – £85 & £81 Nilston Rigg
141.7p & 128.6p Nilston Rigg
Blackface - £74 & 148p Nilston Rigg
Cast Ewes and Rams
Leicester – £54 Westwood
Blackface – £64 Nilston Rigg
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 28th June 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts at their final store sale in the month of June offered a catalogued entry of 187 head of beef bred store cattle; a sound entry for the time of year.
With over thirty buyers at the ringside demand was plentiful with trade on a par with that seen earlier in the month however values of older, forward sorts have eased somewhat.
The sale was topped at £1200 for a smart, pure bred Limousin bull at 15 months of age from noted Redesdale breeder John Carruthers, Silloans, Rochester who came forward with his annual consignment at this time of the year of well-bred sorts that sold well on the day.
A trio of lots sold at £1190; the first a powerful Charolais cross bred steer at 20 months from Willie Woodman, Great Chesters; the second a smart, sleek black heifer fit for either feeding or breeding from Raymond Little, Holly Hill West and the third another smart bull from Messrs Carruthers.
A smart run of well-bred yearling types were brought forward by Messrs Walton, Greyside, Hexham and the twenty-five three-quarter bred Limousin cross steers and heifers from twelve to fourteen months of age sold well to peak at £1125 for a pair of shapely steers and at £1000 for the best of the heifer offering. Eleven steers averaged £1038 throughout whilst fourteen heifers returned at £956 to complete a satisfactory days trading for the Newbrough based family farming operation.
A useful entry of Angus cattle were also presented; the majority sired by registered pedigree sires and three consignments sold well on the day peaking at £1070 for a bullock from Messrs Hall, East Butsfield followed by another at £1060 from Messrs Barron, The Deans and then at £1035 from Messrs Frater, Moorlaws.
Our auctioneers will be pleased to respond to any enquiry from producers with cattle available for sale and can be contacted on 01434 605444.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1150, £1105 (X2), £1015 & £1000 (X2) Farnamullan
Limousin x steers – £1060 Great Chesters
Limousin x heifers - £1160, £1090 (x2), £990 & £985 Farnamullan
Blonde x heifers – £1130, £1125, £1055 & £1015 Farnamullan
Angus x steers - £1035 Moorlaws
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1190 & £990 Great Chesters
Limousin x steers – £1180, £1120, £1100 & £1085 Great Chesters, £1080 Holly Hill West, £1060 & £1015 Great Chesters, £1000 Holly Hill West, £990 Low Staples
Limousin x heifers – £1190 & £1085 Holly Hill West, £1045 Farnamullan, £980 Low Staples & East Newham, £920 (x2) Great Chesters, £915 East Newham
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1045 Greyside, £945 Low Staples
Limousin x steers – £1200, £1190 & £1180 Silloans, £1125 Greyside, £1080 Greyside & Silloans, £1075 & £1070 Greyside, £1065, £1030 & £1020 Silloans, £1000 Little Swinburne, £950 & £940 (x2) Silloans
Limousin x heifers – £1030 (x2) Little Swinburne, £1000 & £990 Greyside, £970 Greyside (x2) & Little Swinburne, £960 & £950 Greyside, £935 Silloans, £925 Little Swinburne, £920 Greyside
Simmental x heifers – £955 Greyside
Angus x steers –£1070 East Butsfield, £1060 & £985 The Deans, £970 East Butsfield, £940 The Deans, £930 East Butsfield, £920 East Butsfield & The Deans, £910 Moorlaws
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £1000 Silloans
Angus x steers – £885 East Butsfield
Less cast sheep forward this week that met the national trend of being slightly easier on the week.
Texel x ewes from M/s K Smith & Sons, East Greenridge, sold to £100
Mule ewes from M/s JG Clarkson & Partners, Elrington Hall sold to £72
A reminder that the opening Store Lamb sale is on the 12th July, entries to the office or Drew Patrick.
Texel x – £100 East Greenridge, £92 East Greenridge & Elrington Hall, £90 East Greenridge & Elrington Hall, £88 East Greenridge, £87 Elrington Hall, £83 Lee Hall, £75 & £73 Middle Dukesfield
Suffolk x – £70 Glebe Farm
Bleu D’Maine - £92 Low Staples
Leicester - £78 & £72 Glebe Farm
Mule – £72 Elrington Hall & Middle Dukesfield, £69 Lee Hall, £65 Lunns House (x2), £64 Glebe Farm
Blackface – £56 Blakehope, £42 Tarefield
Swaledale – £61 Glebe Farm
Crossbred - £99 Luns House
Texel x - £62 Low Staples
Blackface – £57 Blakehope
Swaledale - £43 Glebe Farm
Crossbred – £77 & £76 Midgeholme
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 25th June 2019
Four butchers’ heifers forward this week selling to 231.5p/kg from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton with a very sweet Limousin x weighing 566kg.
Limousin Heifers – £1393.24 & £1310.29 Flotterton
231.5p & 221.5p Flotterton
Charolais Heifers - £1265.24 & £1235 Flotterton
190p & 188p Flotterton
A much improved show of cast cattle this week that would be sharper on the week with an increase of 8p on the week’s average (130.7ppk)
Topping the sale was a tremendous Limousin x cow from M/s J&A Moralee, Hard Riding selling for £1296.53 and the day’s highest p/kg at 158.5p/kg.
Stock bulls grossed to £1283.98 for a large Charolais from M/s D&J Sedgewick, Errington Red House.
Younger stock bulls sold to 133.5p/kg from Mr RL Robson, Sweethope with an Aberdeen Angus.
Limousin – £1296.53 Hard Riding, £1093.47 & £1087.77 Luns House, £1025.88 Longshaws, £1024.25 Parkside, £969.08 Hammershield, £939.58 Lee Hall, £917.61 Errington Red House, £886.13 Longshaws, £879.31 West Grange, £832.92 Cheviot, £815.48 Errington Red House
158.5p Hard Riding, 154.5p Longshaws, 151.5p Luns House, 147.5p Lee Hall & Hammershield, 143.5p Luns House, 129.5p West Grange, 127.5p Longshaws, 124.5p & 123.5p Errington Red House, 121.5p Parkside, 119.5p Cheviot
Charolais - £997.05 & 144.5p Hammershield
Charolais (Bull) - £1283.98 & 101.5p Errington Red House
Angus -£885.95 & 117.5p Cheviot
Angus (Bull) - £1228.20 & 133.5p Sweethope
British Blue – £1256.44 Bog Hall, £1187.79 & £1034.31 Hard Riding
155.5p Bog Hall, 144.5p & 134.5p Hard Riding
Simmental - £958.36 Parkside, £823.28 Warkshaugh
125.5p Warkshaugh, 123.5p Parkside
South Devon - £855.81 & 128.5p The Deans
Belted Galloway - £661.82 & 115.5p Closehead
Holstein Friesian - £836.50 & 119.5p Lowfield
A similar but very good show of lambs sold well throughout and returned the same average on the week although some centres over the last few days have been slightly less.
Top price 234.6ppk from Nunwick and £95/head from Highwood & East Wharmley.
Texel x – £95 Highwood & East Wharmley (x2), £94 Grange House, £93.50 Nunwick, £93 Crescent Farm, Highwood & Humber Hill, £92 Lodge Farm, Linacres, Fairspring, Nunwick & Nilston Rigg, £91.50 Nunwick & Thornton Tower, £91 Highwood, East House & Humber Hill, £90.50 Aydonshields, £90 Highwood, Humber Hill (x2) & Crowhall, £89.50 Grange House & High Eshells, £89 Grange House & East Wharmley, £88.50 Linacres, High Eshells, Highwood & Nilston Rigg (x3), £88 Fairspring, Fell Lane, Aydonshields, East Wharmley & East House, £87.50 Snape Farm, £87 Lodge Farm, Snape Farm, Grange House, Fell Lane & Nilston Rigg, £86.50 Crowhall, Fairspring & Fell Lane, £86 Linacres, East Wharmley & East House, £85.50 Snape Farm & Nilston Rigg, £85 Crescent Farm, Thornton Tower & Nilston Rigg
234.6p Nunwick, 232.5p Crescent Farm, 230p Nunwick, 226.3p Linacres, 226.2p East Wharmley, 223.7p Crescent Farm, 231.1p Grange House, 222.6p Nunwick, 22p Highwood, 221.8p Fell Lane, 220.9p East Wharmley, 220.7p Aydonshields, 220p East Wharmley, 219.5p Crowhall, 218.4p Nilston Rigg, 218.3p High Eshells, 217.9p Thornton Tower, 217.5p Fell Lane, 217.1p East Wharmley, 215.9p (x2) & 213.8p Nilston Rigg, 213.2p Lodge Farm, 211.5p Grange House & Salmonswell, 210p Crowhall & Crescent Farm, 209.8p East House, 209.5p Fell Lane, Fairspring & Crowhall, 209.1p Linacres & Nilston Rigg, 208.9p Grange House, 208.1p Grange House, 207.3p Nilston Rigg & Thornton Tower, 207p Grange House, 206.1p Crowhall & East Wharmley, 205.8p Nilston Rigg, Highwood & High Eshells, 204.7p Aydonshields & East House, 202.6p Grange House, 202.3p Snape Farm, 202.2p East House, 201.2p Fairspring & Crowhall, 200p East Wharmley
Suffolk x – £90 Thornton Tower, £84 Luns House (x3), £83.50 Salmonswell
214.3p Thornton Tower, 214.1p Salmonswell, 204.9p & 200p Luns House
Blackface - £89 & 174.5p Nilston Rigg
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 21st June 2019
Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly sale of 123 Store Cattle that included its monthly sale of native breeds. This week saw a very mixed show forward with better sorts and older sorts selling well. Older Angus x steers sold to £1205 from M/s DA&P Burn & Sons, Aydonshields.
Mrs I Burn T/A JA&I Burn, Grange House sold 14 month old Limousin x steers to £1140 and £1100 respectively.
Charolais x heifers from M/s AR White, Low Staples sold to £1060.
More cattle needed for next week’s sale.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1060 Low Staples
Angus x steers - £1205 Aydonshields
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers – £975 Low Staples, £925 Longshaws
Limousin x heifers – £995 & £980 (x2) East Newham
Angus x steers -£1155 Aydonshields, £880 Hedley West
Angus x heifers – £1010 Aydonshields, £970 East Newham
Hereford steers - £800 Cumcatch
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £870 Risehead
Charolais x heifers - £900 Risehead
Limousin x steers – £1140 & £1100 Grange House, £1040 East Newham, £1000, £930, £900 & £880 Parkside, £850 Kellah
Limousin x heifers – £970 (x2) Grange House, £930 Parkside, £900 Kellah
Simmental x steers – £950 Hedley West
Angus x steers – £985 Hedley West, £980 Parkside, £965 & £945 Broadlea, £885 Low Eals
Angus x heifers - £900 & £850 Parkside
Beef Shorthorn steers - £935, £930 & £925 Woodlands Hall
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x heifers – £810 Kellah
More cast ewes forward this week which met greater demand and a flying trade was observed with all classes of sheep sharper. Topping the sale was a Bluefaced Leicester tup from M/s TJ Lee & Son, Hackford, Steel selling for £117.
Mule ewes dearer with M/s DA&MA Teasdale, Grindon Hill selling to £88
More cast sheep needed for next week to fulfill demand.
Texel - £86 Middle Dukesfield
Texel x – £96 Middle Dukesfield, £95 Fairview & Hackford, £94 Thockrington, £85 Middle Dukesfield, £81 Fairview, £80 Middle Dukesfield, £75 & £73 Thockrington
Suffolk x – £91 Middle Dukesfield
Beltex x - £100 Newbiggin Hill
Leicester - £117 & £109 (x2) Hackford
Zwartbles - £80 Newbiggin Hill
SC Cheviot – £77, £74 & £68 Flotterton
Cheviot x – £104 Grindon Hill
Mule –£88 Grindon Hill, £87 Thockrington, £85 Hackford, £83 Beaumont House, £75 Grindon Hill, £74 Middle Dukesfield, £72 Thockrington
Blackface – £72 & £69 Flotterton, £66 Grindon Hill, £65 Flotterton
Swaledale – £62 Hackford
Herdwick - £70 Middle Dukesfield
Crossbred - £83 Fairview
A nice show of store hoggs forward this week with larger fleshier selling well and dearer on the week. Mule hoggs from M/s DA&MA Teasdale, Grindon Hill sold to £85.00. Cheviot Hoggs from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold to £76.
Texel x – £65 Hill House
Suffolk x – £70 & £68 Flotterton
Cheviot x - £75 (x3) Flotterton
Cheviot Mule - £76 & £74.50 Flotterton
Mule – £85 Grindon Hill, £76 Flotterton
Blackface – £58 Flotterton
Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 19th June 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart held their opening sale of the new season and offered a small but quality entry of lambs, hoggs and cast ewes. The sale topped at £94 for two smart Texel crosses at 46Kgs from Messrs Dodds, High House, Milbourne. Near neighbours Messrs Dodds, West Grange, Milbourne sold four similarly smart sorts to 220.7 ppkg. The sale averaged 201.2 ppkg throughout. Hoggs sold to £90 twice for heavy Texels from Joe Ferguson, The Bellion. A well fleshed show of cast ewes sold to great rates throughout peaking at £113 for heavy Suffolk crosses from Messrs Baty, North Acomb, £93 for Lleyn ewes from Messrs Corbett, Dykehead, £81 for Mules from Libby Bertram, Coldwell and £74 for Blackie ewes from the same home. Buyers are keen for all classes at the ringside and increased numbers are urgently required.
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 18th June 2019
An increased number of clean cattle forward that met a similar trade to last week. Topping the sale was a tremendous Limousin x steer from M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House selling for 225.5ppk or £1437.35. Topping the heifer trade was a Charolais x from the same home selling to 215.5ppk
Limousin Steers - £1437.35 & £1240.24 Barker House
222.5p & 209.5p Barker House
Limousin Heifers – £1146.69 & 205.5p Barker House
Charolais Heifers – £1146.46 & 215.5p Barker House
Angus Steers - £1373.43, £1364.83, £1361.50 & £1318.13 Manor Farm
200.5p, 194.5p, 192.5p & 187.5p Manor Farm
Angus Heifers - £1059.15 & £1039.86 Manor Farm
163.5p & 153.5p Manor Farm
Simmental Heifers - £1004.35 & 189.5p Springwell
A nice entry of 31 cast cows and bulls this week which sold in line with centres yesterday and would be slightly easier on the week.
Highest grossing cow came from M/s J Hunter & Sons, The Steel selling for £1221.23 (142.5ppk)
Highest pence per kilo came from M/s AE&NG Beveridge, Low West House with a smart British Blue x selling for 187.5ppk.
Cast Bulls sold to £1165.13 for a Limousin from Mr AJ Brown, Dunstan Hill, Alnwick.
Limousin – £1221.23 The Steel, £1067.64 Shitlington Hall, £989.78 Springwell, £924.63 Ridley Farm, £903.75 East Butsfield, £900.32 Low West House, £821.10 East Butsfield
143.5p Shitlington Hall, 142.5p The Steel, 132.5p Springwell, 129.5p Ridley Farm, 127.5p East Butsfield, 125.5p Ridley Farm, 123.5p Low West House, 122.5p Springwell
Limousin (Bull) - £1165.13 & 119.5p Dunstan Hill
Angus -£1009.02 & 125.5p Manor Farm
British Blue – £1132.08 & £1123.26 Low West House, £1062.95 High Yarridge, £1021.88 Low West House, £1018.33 Harlow Bower
187.5p, 145.5p & 133.5p Low West House, 126.5p Harlow Bower, 118.5p High Yarridge, 114.5p Low West House
British Blue (Bull) - £1112.81 & 128.5p Low West House
Charolais (Bull) - £1170.12 Loadman
Simmental - £907.63 & 132.5p High Yarridge
South Devon - £878.94 & 128.5p High Yarridge
Hereford - £850.08 & 115.5p East Butsfield
A plainer show of lambs forward this week but more numbers forward. This didn’t affect the trade with lambs slightly sharper on the week and with more men ringside.
More lambs needed next week.
Texel x – £101.50 Grange House, £99 Horneystead, £98.50 Aydonshields, £98 West Wharmley, £97.50 Lough Green (x2), £95.50 Thornton Tower, £95 Lodge Farm & Gunnerton Demesne, £94.50 Crowhall, £94 Thornton Tower & Highwood, £93.50 Aydonshields, £92.50 Grange House & China Hall, £92 Aydonshields & Burnhope Flatts, £91.50 Low Barns, £91 Longshaws, £90 Hedchester Law, Grange House & Nilston Rigg, £89.50 Gunnerton Demesne & Longshaws, £89 China Hall, £88.50 Crowhall, £88 Lodge Farm, £87 & £86.50 Grange House, £86 Horneystead, Hedchester Law, West Wharmley & Sherburn Tower (x2), £85 Grange House, Gunnerton Demesne & Highwood
233.3p West Wharmley, 232.9p Thornton Tower, 232.1p Lough Green (x2), 231.3p Grange House, 229.5p Gunnerton Demesne, 229.3p Thornton Tower & Highwood, 227.6p Grange House, 222.6p Aydonshields, 222.4p Crowhall, 221.6p Longshaws, 221.3p Crowhall, 220.5p Sherburn Tower, 218.9p Lodge Farm, 218.3p Longshaws, 218p Grange House & Gunnerton Demesne, 215p Sherburn Tower, 210.2p China Hall, 210p Crowhall & China Hall, 209.8p West Wharmley, 209.3p Nilston Rigg, 207.9p Gunnerton Demesne, 207.3p Highwood, 207.1p Grange House, 207p China Hall
Suffolk x – £96.50 Grindon Hill, £94.50 Thornton Tower, £94 Grindon Hill, £91.50 & £89 Luns House, £87.50 Grindon Hill, £85 Burnhope Flatts, £84.50 Lunns House
219.3p Grindon Hill, 214.8p Thornton Tower, 213.4p Grindon Hill, 212.5p Burnhope Flatts, 208p, 207p & 206.1p Luns House
Charollais x - £95 Low Barns, £94 Grange House, £88 Low Barns
222.1p & 204.7p Low Barns, 195.8p Grange House
Beltex x - £87.50 & £87 China Hall
217.5p & 213.4p China Hall
Bleu D’Maine x - £88.50 & 177p Lough Green
Zwartbles - £86 & £84 Newbiggin Hill
175.5p Newbiggin Hill
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x –£76 Horneystead
Suffolk - £74 & £69 Plantation Avenue
Mule – £67 Low Barns
Herdwick – £37 Fairspring
Store Cattle, Breeding & Store Sheep | Friday 14th June 2019
Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly Store Cattle sale with 95 stores forward. Many more could have been sold to vendor advantage with younger sorts noticeably sharper. The sale was topped by an Angus x steer from Mr RM Johnston, High Fotherley that sold well at £1230. The same vendor sold a Simmental steer for £1210
Charolais x steers sold to £1210 from M/s W Carpenter & Sons, Rare Dene.
Cattle aging from 11-15 months sold well with Mrs. I Burn T/A JA & I Burn, Grange House selling a lovely run of well-bred Limousin x steers to £1110
Yearling cattle sold to £945 for an Angus x steer from Ian Potts & Sons, Hedley Park with the same vendor selling a pair for £870.
More cattle needed for next week’s sale.
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1210 Rare Dean
Charolais x heifers – £1000 & £990 Rare Dean
Simmental x steers – £1210 & £1200 High Fotherley
Angus x steers -£1230, £1195 & £1180 High Fotherley
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1145 & £970 Hedley West, £925 & £900 Blakelaw
Charolais x heifers - £910 & £900 Blakelaw
Limousin x steers – £1110, £1100, £1090, £1080 & £1040 Grange House, £1000, £980 & £960 (x3) Evistones, £930 Grange House & Blakelaw, £900 Longshaws
Limousin x heifers – £915 Piatroon
Angus x steers – £1000 Hedley West, £945 Hedley Park
Breeding & Store Sheep
Hoggs & Ewes with Lambs at Foot
A smaller entry of breeding sheep with 45 Shearlings and Hoggs with lambs forward.
M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm sold Mule Shearlings with twin Suffolk x lambs at foot to £200
Hoggs with singles sold to £160 twice from M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm & Mr DW Johnson, Blackhalls.
Mule Hoggs - £160 Glebe Farm, £160, £152 & £138 Blackhalls
Mule Gimmers - £200 Glebe Farm
All classes of cast sheep dearer on the week and met a flying trade yet again for leaner sorts.
Sale topped at £115 for Texel ewes from M/s AG&D Bissett, Middle Dukesfield.
M/s K&HA Ridley, Allenshields sold Bluefaced Leicester tups to £108
Horned sheep sold to £77 twice with Swaledale from M/s L&D Archer, Stone Stile and Blackface from M/s H&L Morshead, Harsondale.
Mule ewes sold predominantly between £68-£74
More needed next week. For entries please call Drew on 07854361967
Texel - £115 & £111 Middle Dukesfield
Texel x – £104 Windy Hill, £96 Burradon, £90 Hill House, £84 Windy Hill, £79 Castlewood, £70 Burradon
Suffolk x – £89 Burradon, £84 Windy Hill, £73 Hill House
Bleu D’Maine - £90 Low Staples
Leicester - £108 Allenshields, £107 & £104 Redburn, £98 Middle Dukesfield & Redburn, £80 Middle Dukesfield
Kerry Hill – £59 Hill House
Mule – £74 Windy Hill, £73 Glebe Farm, £70 Castlewood, £69 Burradon
Blackface – £77 Harsondale, £68 & £61 Elsdon Bungalow
Swaledale – £77 Stone Stile, £70 & £66 Allenshields, £65 Smailsburn, £62 Redburn, £60 Low Acton
Crossbred - £88 & £73 Heatheridge, £68 Hill House, £63 Windy Hill
Texel x – £81 Bavington Hill Head, £75 Low Acton, £71 Bavington Hill Head
Leicester - £83 & £82 Redburn
Cheviot x - £80.50 Bavington Hill Head
Blackface – £66 Hill House
Swaledale - £56 Low Acton, £40 Smailsburn
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 11th June 2019
A better show of clean cattle this week with handy weight heifers easy to sell but heavier cattle in line with national trend and slightly easier.
Highest grossing beast was a Limousin x heifer from M/s E Telfer & Son, High House selling to £1344.01 to M/s JA Jewitt Ltd. Topping the pence per kilo was a Limousin x heifer from M/s G Carins & Ptns Broomhall Farm selling to 217.5ppk to Angus Foods Ltd
Limousin Heifers – £1344.01 Newton High House, £1270.20 & £1262.83 Broomhall
217.5p & 215.5p Broomhall, 188.5p Newton High House
Limousin Steers - £1294.52 & £1278.04 Broomhall
193.5p & 179.5p Broomhall
Charolais Heifers – £1179.38 & 187.5p Flotterton
A good well fleshed bull forward from Ms G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall Farm sold to 188.5ppk (£1235.43)
Limousin - £1235.43 & 185.5p Broomhall
Another good entry of cast cows at Hexham this week which saw some well fleshed cows a good trade again. Slightly heavier cows with less flesh would be in line with yesterday’s trade and easier on the week.
Feeding cows, and dairy cows in particular, very easily cashed once again with many in that 100ppk – 120ppk bracket.
Sale was topped by a pure British Blue cow from local breeders, M/s E Telfer & Son, High House for 190.5ppk (£1689.74) (Pictured Below). Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick sold Blue x cows to £1267.13 and Mrs R & Mr MJ Lee, Harwood Shield also sold Blue x cows to £1229.59
Cast Bulls from Mr J Charlton, Tenter House sold to 120.5ppk (£1288.15)
New customers to the ring, Peepy Farm Ltd., Cairhead Farm, Cumbria saw Holstein Friesians sold to 108.5ppk
All classes of cows sold well and more again needed for next week.
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Limousin – £1212 Swarland Old Hall, £1133.98 Flotterton, £1059.38 High Alderheads, 1056.51 Parkside, £1001.82 Swarland Old Hall, £984.74 Harwood Shield, £982.22 Flotterton, £885.50 Harwood Shield
167.5p Flotterton, 164.5p High Alderheads, 151.5p Swarland Old Hall, 149.5p Flotterton, 141.5p Swarland Old Hall, 138.5p Harwood Shield, 136.5p Parkside, 126.5p Harwood Shield
Angus -£1216.22 Flotterton, £1208.78 & £1088.91 Flotterton, £1048.60 West Shields, £987.26 Flotterton, £878.50 & £860.93 West Shields
177.5p 175.5p, 166.5p & 154.5p Flotterton, 132.5p, 125.5p, 129.5p & 117.5p West Shields
Angus (Bull) - £965.71 Hedley Park
British Blue – £1689.74 Newton High House, £1267.13 Nunwick, £1229.59 Harwood Shield, £999.60 Errington, £997.35 Flotterton, £857.96 Harwood Shield
190.5p Newton High House, 163.5p Nunwick & Flotterton, 150.5p Harwood Shield
Charolais (Bull) - £1288.15 & 120.5p Tenter House
Simmental - £977.55 & 122.5p Errington
Stabiliser - £736.02 & 136.5p Nunwick
Holstein Friesian - £847.39 Peepy
A nice show of lambs and more than last week. Trade generally easier following on from the drop at the end of last week and more lambs coming out.
Texel x – £98 Aydonshields & Nilston Rigg, £96.50 Nunwick, £96 Thornbrough & Longshaws, £95 Aydonshields, £93 (x2) Grange House, £92 Barrasford Green, Gunnerton Demesne & Aydonshields, £91 Sherburn Tower , £90.50 Grange House, £90 Nunwick (x2), Luns House (x2), Aydonshields (x2), Longshaws & Nilston Rigg, £89.50 Nilston Rigg, £89 Grange House & Longshaws, £88.50 Nilston Rigg, £87 Barrasford Green, Gunnerton Demesne (x2), Longshaws & Beaumont House (x2), £86.50 Nunwick & Nilston Rigg,
254p Nunwick, 240p Longshaws, 234.2p Grange House & Thornbrough, 230.8p Nunwick (x2) & Longshaws, 229p Gunnerton Demesne, 227.5p Sherburn Tower, 223.7p Thornbrough & Longshaws, 219.5p Nilston Rigg, 217.8p Aydonshields, 217.5p Gunnerton Demesne & Beaumont House, 216.3p Nunwick & Nilston Rigg, 215.8p Salmonswell, 212.2p Barrasford Green, 211.1p Aydonshields, 210.5p Grange House, 209.1p Aydonshields, 207.7p Gunnerton Demesne, 207p Longshaws, 205.8p Nilston Rigg, 204.9p Grange House, 204.6p Luns House, 203.4p Nilston Rigg, 202.6p Salmonswell, 202.3p Beaumont House, 200p Barrasford Green, Gunnerton Demesne, Aydonshields & Nilston Rigg
Suffolk x – £91 Nilston Rigg, £90 Matfen High House, Sherburn Tower & Luns House, £85 Matfen High House
214.3p Sherburn Tower, 200p, 195p & 190p Luns House, 189.6p Nilston Rigg
Texel x – £75 Morrowfield, £70 Dotland Park
137.3p Dotland Park, 123p Morrowfield
Suffolk x – £87 & £75 Morrowfield
114.5p & 110.3p Morrowfield
Mule – £63 Colwell Demesne
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £82 Dotland Park, £80 Matfen High House, £79 Dotland Park
Suffolk x - £75 Morrowfield
Mule – £65 Morrowfield