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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

Cast Ewes

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

Store Hoggs

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.

Prime Lambs

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

 

Cast Ewes

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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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
 
OTM

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

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

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

Store Cattle

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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

Store Lambs

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

£108 Kirkhouse

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.

Prime Lambs

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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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
 
OTM

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

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

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

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Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 30th August 2019

Store Cattle

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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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 Lambs

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.

Prime Lambs

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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Limousin Heifers – £796.98 & 179.5p Holly Hill West

Angus Steers- £1164.20 & 184.5p Broomhall

OTM

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

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

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

Store Cattle

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.  

Leading prices;

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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

Store Lambs

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.

Prime Lambs

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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

OTM

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

Prime Sheep

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.

Prime Lambs

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

176.1p 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

Store Cattle

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.

Leading prices;

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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

Store Lambs

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.

Prime Lambs

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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

OTM

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

Prime Sheep

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

Prime Lambs

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

Breeding Cattle

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

Bulling Heifers

Simmental – £990 (x3), £960 & £940 Shotton

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 9th August 2019

Store Cattle

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.

Prize Show

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

Champion Charolais

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)

Overall Champion
M/s Lee, Harwood Shield (Limousin x steer)

Reserve Champion
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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

Store Lambs

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

 

Prize Show

Texel
1st      Rinnion Hills
2nd     Whittonshields
3rd      Stone Hall

Other Continental
1st      Middle Horsleyhope
2nd     Henlaw
3rd      Wallend

Suffolk
1st      Felton Demesne

Mule
1st      Allenshields
2nd     Crindledykes
3rd      Penpeugh

Hill
1st      Barrasford Green

Champion Pen
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.

Prime Lambs

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


Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

OTM

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

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

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

Eggs

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

Cast Ewes

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 

Store Lambs

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.

Prize List

Champion – E & I Hall & Son, Hallington New Houses

Reserve Champion R & A Cuthbert, Capheaton New Houses

Beltex cross

1st Prize – E & I Hall & Son, Hallington New Houses

2nd Prize – D & I Wallace, Bridgeford

Texel cross

1st Prize – R & A Cuthbert, Capheaton New Houses

2nd Prize – P & MO Robson & Son, Dene House 

Suffolk cross

1st Prize – D F Brodie, The Chesters

2nd Prize - P & MO Robson & Son, Dene House

Young Farmers

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)

Ewes

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.

Prime Lambs

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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Limousin Heifers – £1292.47, £1266.53 & £1179.75 Flotterton

216.5p, 214.5p & 210.5p Flotterton

OTM

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

Prime Sheep

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.

Prize Show

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

YFC Classes
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)

Young Handlers
Suffolk x
1st  William Rutherford, Low Eshells
2nd Charlotte Rutherford, Low Eshells

Beltex x
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

Texel x
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)

Prime Lambs

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

Store Cattle

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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

Store Lambs

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.

Prime Lambs

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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

Young Bulls

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

OTM

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,

135.5p 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

128.5p Fairnley

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

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

Store Cattle

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.

Leading Prices;

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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

Store Hoggs

Texel x – £59 Cooper House

Suffolk x – £68 Cooper House

Blackface – £48 Kirkley Hall

Store Lambs

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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

Young Bull

Angus - £1255 & 125.5p Old Town

OTM

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

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

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

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.

Cattle 23-30months

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

Breeding Cattle

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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

Store Hoggs

Texel - £56 The Ash

Texel x – £64 & £59 Causey Burn

Mule – £49 The Ash

Store Lambs

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.

 Prime Lambs

 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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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
 
OTM

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

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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
 
Young Bull

Limousin - £1161.16 & 159.5p Sweethope

OTM

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

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

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

Prime Hoggs

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

Store Cattle

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.
Other prices;

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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

Store Hoggs

Texel x - £62 Low Staples

Blackface – £57 Blakehope

Swaledale - £43 Glebe Farm

Crossbred – £77 & £76 Midgeholme

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 25th June 2019

Cattle

Four butchers’ heifers forward this week selling to 231.5p/kg from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton with a very sweet Limousin x weighing 566kg.

Prime Cattle

Limousin Heifers – £1393.24 & £1310.29 Flotterton

231.5p & 221.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers - £1265.24 & £1235 Flotterton

190p & 188p Flotterton

OTM

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

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

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

Store Cattle

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

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

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

Store Hoggs

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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

OTM

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

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

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

Store Cattle

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

Cast Ewes

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

Store Hoggs

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

Cattle

Prime Cattle

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

Young Bull

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

OTM

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.
Please call Drew for entries 07854361967
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

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

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

Prime Hoggs

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