Store Cattle, Breeding & Store Sheep | Friday 15th November 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly sale of store cattle and offered a solid catalogued entry of 766 head which included the monthly special sale of 238 native breed cattle and the second special seasonal ‘Bellingham’ sale of 231 spring born suckled calves.
With the full spectrum of beef bred store cattle available on this day a great crowd of buyers from all over the UK gathered at the Hexham ringside which included weekly attendees, specialist native breed finishers and those that come to this centre purely at this time of year to acquire younger, long keep calves.
A strong entry of older continental cross bred types were presented and these peaked at the now seldom seen figure of £1300 for a simply outstanding black, three-quarter bred Limousin cross bullock at 18 months of age from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn, Slaley that would surely figure highly in any store market report during this particularly challenging period within the beef industry. The same vendor sold another at £1220 and three more sold in excess of E1200 from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House; George Herdman, Lunns House and Doug Whitfield, Berry Edge.
A notable highlight within this category was the well-bred and well-presented run of twenty home-bred Charolais cross steers at 14-17 months of age from James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown, Alnwick, a steadfast supporter of the Hexham store ring who was well-rewarded for his husbandry and stockmanship on the day. Bred from top quality black Limousin cows at altitude near the county town of Northumberland Mr Herdman saw his run peak at £1190 on two occasions; firstly for three square silver-grey bullocks early in the lot and then again later for two very similar sorts, his favourites in the pen; a couple of ginger bullocks with both lots selling to the same long-standing buyer. The entire run returned an average of £1134 throughout which exceeded the vendors expectations and completed another rewarding days trading at this centre.
The second aspect of the catalogue was that of the native breed entry which complemented the earlier continental section and continued in a similar vein of trade; one largely improved on that seen a month ago. This category was dominated by a sizeable load of thirty-five Angus cross steers at 17-19 months of age from now regular consignors of cattle to these special sales; Chris & Janet Watmore, owners of The Holystone Estate in Coquetdale. A strapping run of black and dun Angus cross bullocks by the best of pedigree registered sires were brought forward and sold in well-matched batches peaking at £1180 for a deep, square bullock with a great top line and shape to match that sold to regular purchasers from The Northumberland Coast. The entire run of thirty-five sold at a pace with both previous and new buyers keen for cattle from these noted upland producers that were delighted with a return of £1057 throughout.
Heifers continue to be sought after and sell well through the Hexham ring with top honours shared on the day at £1110 between two pure bred animals. Alec Bisset, Middle Dukesfield brought a smart and shapely Limousin heifer at 16 months from his Slaley based holding whilst Messrs Campbell; noted pedigree bull breeders from Thrunton, Alnwick sold a hefty, snow white Charolais lady at the same figure, both animals being purchased by the same North Yorkshire based buyer of best end cattle.
The final offering on the catalogue was that of 231 head of spring born suckled calves and as with the earlier entry of older store cattle these were canvassed from the furthest reaches of not only Northumberland but also County Durham and Cumbria such is the renown of the special seasonal sales of such calves at Hexham. As the company of regular store cattle buyer/finishers began to drift from the ringside their seats and prized positions around the ring were taken up by a number of occasional and seasonal purchasers that overwinter spring born sorts, often in readiness for turnout to grazing for later finishing.
The quality within these younger aged calves goes from strength to strength with increasing numbers coming forward that are ¾ and 7/8 bred with the best of these types far exceeding vendors expectations with trade throughout certainly as dear as the first suckled calf sale held a month ago.
A great many of these 6-8 month old calves sold in excess of nine hundred pounds but a trio of outstanding black heifers consigned from Weardale, County Durham scaled to four figures for three separate lots from father and son John & Mark Emmerson, Haggate, Eastgate; two at £1010 each and another at £1000 with all three selling to the same local buyer.
Spring born bullock trade topped at £990 for a super pen of 6 red Limousin cross calves with shape, style and obvious potential from another Weardale consignor Bruce Watson, Baal Hill, Wolsingham that sold, amongst a top quality load put together by a new purchaser attending the market for only the second time this year from Northamptonshire. Eric Armstrong, Harlow Bower, Whitfield sold another smart run of calves and these peaked at £985 for a top quality Limmy bullock out of a British Blue cross Dairy mother to the same purchaser. A highlight within the younger offering was that from Dennis & Stuart Charlton, Whiteside who saw a good number of their well-bred offering head south to Northampton from their holding high on The Roman Wall with both yearling bullocks and heifers topping at £1000 each and averaging £986 for five and £895 for seven respectively.
Despite deteriorating weather and the prospect of a long winter looking increasingly likely cattle of all classes once again sold well on the week at Hexham and producers with animals yet to reach the market are urged to contact our auctioneers who are ideally placed to advise on when best to consign cattle for sale to maximise returns. Entries for next weeks sale are invited by 10.30am on Monday 18th November.
Cattle 30+ Months
Angus x heifers - £960 Catreen
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £950 Springwell
Charolais x heifers – £1080 & £1055 Springwell
Limousin x steers – £940 Greencarts
Limousin x heifers - £1060 Brackenthwaite
British Blue x steers – £980 Springwell
British Blue x heifers - £930 Temon
Simmental x steers – £1150, £1110, £1055, £1050, £1040 & £940 Stoop Rigg
Simmental x heifers – £1045 Stoop Rigg, £990Temon, £920 Hedley West
Angus x steers - £1180 Holystone, £1060 & £1030 Springwell, £1000 Stoop Rigg, £900 Little Harle
Angus x heifers – £1020 Catreen
Welsh Black - £900 Dalton Hill Head
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1190 (x2), £1165, £1145 & £1140 Edlingham Newtown, £1135 Barker House, £1130 Edlingham Newtown, £1125 Newlands Haugh, £1100 & £1095 Barker House, £1090 & £1060 Rare Dean, £1050 Edlingham Newtown, £1025 Gallowhill, £1005 Barker House, £990, £955 & £925 Gallowhill
Charolais x heifers – £1110, £1075 & £1035 Thrunton, £945 Middle Dukesfield, £915 Ewesley, £900 Rare Dean
Limousin x steers – £1300 & £1220 Blackburn, £1210 Halton Red House, £1200 Lunns House & Berry Edge, £1195 Lunns House, £1180 Lunns House & Berry Edge, £1160 Lough Green, £1150 Lunns House, £1145 Berry Edge, £1140 Comb Hills, £1235 Blackburn & Comb Hills, £1130 West Grange & Barker House, £1125 Halton Red House, Berry Edge, Blackburn, Lough Green & Town Farm, £1115 & £1105 Town Farm, £1100 West Grange & Berry Edge, £1095 Newlands Haugh & Lough Green (x2), £1090 West Grange & Barker House, £1080 Old Ravensworth, £1070 Woodwell House, £1050 West Grange, £1040 & £1030 Steel Hall, £1000 West Grange, £990 Old Ravensworth, £980 Barker House, £970 West Grange & Ewesley, £945 The Tofts, £935 Glendue, £915 Old Ravensworth, £900 The Tofts
Limousin x heifers – £1110 Middle Dukesfield, £1055 Ewesley, £1035 Midgeholme, £1020 Halton Red House & Middle Dukesfield, £1010 Comb Hills, £965 Blackhalls, £955 East Newham, £950 Blackhalls, £940 Middle Dukesfield & East Newham, £915 & £900 Brackenthwaite, £890 Ewesley
Blonde x steers – £1160 Lough Green
Blonde x heifers – £900 Ewesley
British Blue x steers -£1180 & £1130 Lough Green, £905 Peddar Hill
Simmental x steers – £970 Greencarts, £950 Dalton Hill Head, £910 Greencarts
Simmental x heifers – £915 Ewesley
Angus x steers -£1130 & £1125 Holystone, £1110 East Uppertown & Springwell, £1100 Woodwell House, Gallowhill & Holystone (x2), £1090 & £1080 Holystone, £1060 East Uppertown & Holystone (x2), £1055 East Uppertown, £1050 Springwell & Holystone, £1045 Peddar Hill, £1030, £1025 & £1010 (x2) Holystone, £1005 Warden Law, £1000 Kirkley Hall, Lynnshield & Middle White Hill, £995 Gallowhill, £975 Middle White Hill, £965 East Uppertown, £960 Middle White Hill, £955 Peddar Hill, £950 & £935 Middle White Hill, £930 Dalton Hill Head, £920 Gallowhill, £910 Middle White Hill & Newton Greens, £905 Peddar Hill, £890 Springwell (x2), Gallowhill & Newton Greens
Angus x heifers – £1060 Warden Law & Middle Dukesfield, £1040 Brackenthwaite, £1000 Thrunton, £990 Springwell, £980 Middle Dukesfield, £955 Thrunton & Warden Law, £950 Blackhalls, £910 & £900 Aydonshields
Beef Shorthorn steers - £945 Sillywrea
South Devon x steers - £900 Newton Greens (x2), £890 & £880 Wingates Wholme
Hereford steers - £1055, £1000 & £995 Newlands Haugh, £930 Rugley Walls
Luing x heifers - £920 & £880 Blueburn, £865 Townshields
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1140, £1135, £1080 & £1070 Edlingham Demesne, £1000 Brandon, £910 West Shields, £860 Brandon
Charolais x heifers - £1080 Thrunton, £895 Brandon
Limousin x steers – £1060 Town Farm, £1000 & £990 Whiteside, £980 Town Farm, £930 & £920 Thornton Tower, £895 Gunnerton South, £890 Agars Hill, £880 Tedcastle, £870 Intake Bungalow & The Tofts, £860 Glendue, £850 The Tofts
Limousin x heifers – £1000 Whiteside, £990 Chapel House, £945 Thornton Tower, £920 Tedcastle, £900 Edges Green, £870 Agars Hill
British Blue x steers – £890 Intake Bungalow
Angus x steers – £930 Newlands Haugh, £900 Temon
Hereford x steers - £830 East Fourstones
Cattle 10 months and under
Charolais x steers – £870, £865 & £855 West Wharmley
Charolais x heifers – £805 & £770 West Wharmley
Limousin x steers – £990 Baal Hill, £985 Harlow Bower, £960 Whiteside, £955 Willimoteswick, £950 Baal Hill, £940 Edges Green, Pitland Hills & Haggate, £925 Nilston Rigg, £905 Dyke Nook, £900 Willimoteswick & Nilston Rigg, £875 Willimoteswick, £870 Harlow Bower & Baal Hill (x2), £855 Baal Hill, £850 Burnbank & Baal Hill, £840 & £825 Linacres, £810 Pitland Hills & West Wharmley, £800 Intake Bungalow & Nilston Rigg, £795 Pitland Hills, £790 Intake Bungalow, Linacres & Hole Farm, £785 & £780 Agars Hill, £775 & £765 Nilston Rigg
Limousin x heifers – £1010 (x2) & £1000 Haggate, £990 Whiteside, £980 Baal Hill, £955 & £895 Whiteside, £860 Harlow Bower, £835 Whiteside, £800 Edges Green & Haggate, £780 Hole Farm, £755 Harlow Bower & Dyke Nook
British Blue x steers – £930 Haggate, £895 & £870 Willimoteswick
Breeding & Store Sheep
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 1893 Cast Sheep, 229 Breeding Sheep and 5831 Store Lambs.
A large entry of cast sheep saw the largest presence of cast sheep buyers for years at Hexham with no less than 19 buyers represented. This resulted in a sharper trade throughout.
This weeks sale topped twice by M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley selling Texel and Texel x ewes at £128 and £120. Two other vendors managed to achieve £120 with Texel x ewes, Hindmarsh Partners, Warkshaugh and Mr RS Walton, Coatyards.
Horned ewes very much in demand with three vendors selling ewes to £60, being, Lilburn Estates, M/s Lewis Forster & Son, West Nubbock and M/s R&P O’Kane, Closehead.
Herdwick and Swaledale ewes sold to a high of £51.
This week saw another rise in the Mule section with Cheviot Mules selling to £79 from M/s JJ&JM Sanders, Bavington Hill Head.
With this increased demand at Hexham, more cast sheep can be handled.
Texel - £108 West Nubbock, £101 Greyside, £90 (x2) West Nubbock
Texel x – £128 Low Ardley, £120 Low Ardley, Warkshaugh & Coatyards, £100 Little Swinburne & Coatyards, £96 Low Ardley, £94 Lowes Fell, £93 Settlingstones, £89 Little Swinburne, £88 Haining Hall, Little Swinburne, Springwell Cottage & Blakelaw, £87 Hareshaw Allotment, £86 Kittke Swinburne, £82 Low Ardley & Catreen, £81 Ingoe Low Hall, £80 Lodge Farm, Catreen & Dovecote
Suffolk - £104 Prior Hall, £90 Lords Lot
Suffolk x – £108 Prior Hall, £99 Ingoe Low Hall, £94 Dovecote, £88 Ingoe Low Hall, £87 Hedley Park, £85 Springwell, £84 Hareshaw Allotment, £78 Lords Lot, £76 Horton Low House & Catreen, £74 Blakelaw, £73 High Fotherley, £70 Hareshaw Allotment
Beltex - £78 Bavington Hill Head
Beltex x - £115 (x2) Bavington Hill Head, £114 & £96 Little Swinburne
Leicester - £85 Hackford & Harwood Shield, £81 West Nubbock, £78 Hackford, £77 Warkshaugh, £76 Pottsdurtrees, £75 Hackford
Shropshire - £75 Lizards Farm
Cheviot – £64 Hareshaw Allotment, £60 Lords Lot, £59 Cottonshope, £51 Hareshaw Allotment
Cheviot Mule – £79 Bavington Hill Head, £73 High Fotherley
Mule – £75 The Steel, £73 East Butsfield & Hedley Park, £72 Prior Hall, £71 Springwell Cottage & Dovecote, £70 Coatyards, £69 Fairley, £68 Hallington High Farm & Low Ardley, £67 Hawksteel & Cooper House
Blackface – £74 Greyside, £60 Lilburn Estate, West Nubbock, Closehead & Quickening Cote, £59 West End Town, £58 Carrick & Penpeugh, £55 Barron House
Swaledale – £51 The Shield, £50 Hackford, £47 Westburnhope & Harwood Shield, £45 (x2) Blakelaw
Herdwick - £51 Waite Farm
Crossbred - £116 & £84 Bavington Hill Head
Texel - £95 & £90 Dotland Park
Beltex - £90 Dotland Park
Leicester - £84 Westwood Farm
Shropshire - £90 & £85 Lizards Farm
Shropshire - £82 & £80 Lizards Farm
Leicester - £80.50 Penpeugh
Zwartbles - £128 Craigiehall, £112 Three Farms, £106 Craigiehall
Mule - £72 Penpeugh, £70.50 Hackford
One of the largest shows of store lambs this season this week and trade can only be described as flying.
All classes again dearer. The best Beltex types sold to a high of £99 from from Mrs. E Lishman, Fell Lane and in the main selling between £90-£96
Lambs with plenty of flesh sold well and in the general run would sell between £80-£88
Leaner, but short keep lambs would sell between £70-£75
Smaller hill sorts again sold well. Cheviot lanbs from M/s JAI & DJ Scott, The Brigg selling to £63.50 and Blackface lambs selling to £63 from Mr GD Herdman, Edlingham Demesne.
A great entry of Mule lambs once again this week continued to be sought after with the main run selling between £62-£67. Mules sold to £86 for a great pen of 26 from M/s Wallace, Farneyshield. A pen of 30 from M/s Huddleston, Round Meadows sold to £80.50
Entries for next week’s sale welcomed on Monday for cataloguing at 11am. Please call Drew Patrick 07854361967 or Jack Walton 07739440457 or the office on 01434 605444
Texel x – £93.50 & £92.50 Hard Riding, £92 Butterknowes, £91 Redburn, £88.50 Low West House & Butterknowes, £87.50 Rye Hill & Closehead, £86.50 Bensons Fell, Springwell Cottage, Butterknowes & Townshields, £86 Bensons Fell & Butterknowes (x2), £85.50 Hard Riding, £85 Hopesley House, £84.50 Black Hedley, £84 Chesters, £83.50 Springwell Cottage & Hackford, £83 Closehead & Throstle Nest (x2), £82.50 Chesters, £82 High Barns, £81.50 Whiteside Birtley, £81 Round Meadows, £80.50 Whittonshields & Black Hedley, £80 Round Meadows, Thornley Pit House & East Plenmeller
Dutch Texel x - £82 Agars Hill, £78.50 Blakelaw, £74 North Cocklake
Suffolk x – £88 Felton Demesne, £80 Redburn, Black Hedley & Fairley, £79 Fairley (x2), £78.50 Greyside, £78 Laburnum Cottage, Rosehill & Cooper House, £77 Allenheads Farm & Thornley Pit House, £76 Lowes Fell, Felton Demesne & Settlingstones, £75 Coatyards & Ravensworth Grange
Beltex x - £99 Fell Lane, £92 & £91 West Moorhouses, £90.50 Fell Lane & Low West House, £89.50 & £89 West Moorhouses, £87 Low West House & Bavington Hill Head, £86 Crammond Hill, £85.50 Closehead, £83.50 Loanend, £82.50 Crammond Hill, £81.50 Bavington Hill Head, £81 Loanend
Shropshire x - £74 Lizards Farm
Cheviot x - £63.50 The Brigg, £60 Blakehope, £54 The Sneep, £53 Sundaysight
Cheviot Mule - £84 (x2) & £81 Bavington Hill Head, £80 Lowes Fell
Mule – £86 Farneyshield, £80.50 Round Meadows & Farneyshield, £79.50 Farneyshield, £79 (x2) Redburn, £77 Closehead, £67 Riding Farm, £66 Farneyside & Harwood Shield, £65 Redburn
Blackface – £63 & £61 Edlingham Demesne, £59 The Brigg, £57 Whiskershiel & Blakelaw
Swaledale - £55 East Plenmeller, £42 Sundaysight (x2), £41 Linshiels, £40 East Plenmeller
Crossbred – £96.50 Rosehill, £94.50 Agars Hill, £70 Low West House, £68 Rosehill, £67 Birchcraig, £66 Three Farms
Scot Gap Mart | Wednesday 13th November 2019
Scots Gap Mart at their weekly sale sold prime lambs to £90 on three occasions from Messrs Johnson, Tuthill and to 209.5p twice from Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls. More sheep are urgently required to take advantage of the new level of trade.
Texel x – £90 (x3) Tuthill, £89 Town Farm, £88 (x2) Rugley Walls, £85, £84, £83 & £82 (x2) Town Farm.
209.5p (x2) Rugley Walls, 209.3p Tuthill, 207.0p, 200p & 195.2p Town Farm.
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £90 & £82 The Chesters
Mule – £67 Little Harle, £64 The Chester
Blackface - £53 Little Harle
Blackface Ram - £68 & £60 Buteland
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 12th November 2019
Charolais Heifers – £1215.05, £1206.76 & £1149.45 Barker House
203.5p, 201.5p & 197.5p Barker House
An increased entry of cast cattle this week saw extra buyers ringside which made for a good trade with prices slightly sharper on the week.. Good beef cows with flesh easy to sell at 147-155ppk
Leaner, older sorts 112-120ppk
Highest ppk cow came from M/s TL Forster & Son, Lowes Fell selling to 155.5ppk
Two cows sold to 147.5ppk from M/s H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene and DJ & W Sedgewick, Errington Red House.
OTM heifers from M/s W Walton & Sons, Dunns Houses sold to 167.5ppk
Limousin – £1043.53 Crook Dene, £989.73 Paxton Dene, £982.01 Thornton Tower, £977.82 Blackhalls, £973.28 & £943.25 Lowes Fell, £939.90 Halton Red House, £931.45 Lowes Fell, £912.98 Paxton Dene, £912.20 Dunns Houses, £889.20 Lunns House, £883.53 Errington Red House, £878.63 Coatlith Hill, £876.33 Old Ravensworth, £811.97 Lunns House
155.5p Lowes Fell, 147.5p Paxton Dene & Errington Red House, £142.5p Lowes Fell, 141.5p Thornton Tower, 137.5p Coatlith Hill, 136.5p Old Ravensworth, 134.5p Blackhalls, 129.5p Old Ravensworth, 128.5p Blackhalls, 126.5p Halton Red House, 123.5p Lunns House, 122.5p Lowes Fell, 120.5p Crook Dene
Angus -£947.21 Blackhalls, £864.80 Dunns Houses
145.5p Blackhalls, 117.5p Dunns Houses & Blackhalls
British Blue – £1012 Crook Dene, £824.55 Thornton Tower
127.5p Old Ravensworth, 126.5p Crook Dene
Charolais – £1016.96, £937.37 & £884.52 Errington Red House
139.5p & 126.5p Errington Red House
Simmental - £1091.43, £1088.75, £967.95 & £918.39 Dunns Houses
167.5p, 126.5p & 119.5p Dunns Houses
More lambs forward this week with the sale average 7p up on the week (SQQ 192.7) although hardly as good a show. All classes were strongly bid for throughout the sale to a top of £98 from Nunwick and 230.8p from Keepwick.
Texel x – £98 & £97.50 Nunwick, £96 Little Swinburne, £94.50 Willimoteswick, £93 High Eshells & Grange House, £91.50 Little Swinburne, £91 Willimoteswick, £90.50 High Baulk (x2), £89 High Baulk, Little Swinburne & Quarry House, £88.50 Paxton Dene, £88 High Eshells, High Baulk, St Oswalds, Nunwick & Baal Hill, £87.80 West Shields, £87.50 High Eshells (x2), High Baulk, Great Bavington, Nunwick & Paxton Dene, £87 High Baulk, Little Swinburne, Grange House, Hackford (x2), Nilston Rigg (x2), Old Town & Grange Farm, £86.80 Grange Farm (x2), £86.50 East Newham & Linacres, £86 Stotsfold (x2), Low Eshells, Holly Hill West, Little Swinburne, Nilston Rigg & Quarry House, £85.80 Old Town, £85.50 East House, Aydonshields & Nilston Rigg, £85 Stotsfold, Frolar Meadows, West Heddon, Baal Hill, Grange House (x2), Old Town & Linacres
228.6p & 226.3p Little Swinburne, 215.4p Catreen, 213.4p & 213p Nunwick, 211.9p Little Swinburne, 209.5p Nunwick, 208.3p Grange House, 208.1p East Newham, 206p East Newham, 205.3p Paxton Dene, 205.1p St Oswalds, 205p Linacres, 204.8p Stotsfold, 204.7p High Baulk & St Oswalds, 204p Camphill, 203.9p West Heddon, 203.5p Paxton Dene, 203.1p Nunwick, 202.7p East Newham, 202.3p Old Town & Little Swinburne, 201.4p & 201.3p West Heddon, 201.2p West Moorhouses, 200p High Eshells, 198.9p Little Swinburne, 198.8p East House, 197.5p Low Eshells, 195.1p Nunwick, 194.3p Aydonshields, 193.8p West Heddon, 192.6p High Baulk, 192.5p Lodge Farm, 191.4p East Uppertown & Grange Farm, 191p Camphill, 190.2p Catreen, 190p Low Eshells
Dutch Texel x - £95, £90 & £87 Willimoteswick, £78.50 & £78 North Cocklake
220.9p & 204.6p Willimoteswick, 196.3p & 195p North Cocklake, 174p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £90 Grange House, £88.80 Old Town, £88 Baal Hill & Sunniside, £87.20 Old Town, £87 & £86.20 Sunniside, £86 Low Eshells & Sunniside, £85 Sunniside (x2), £84.80 Woodlands Hall, £84.50 Brokenheugh & Old Town, £84 Great Bavington, Baal Hill & Sunniside, £83.50 Woodlands Hall, £83.20, £83, £82.20 & £81 Great Bavington
190p Sunniside, 189.3p East House, 187.4p, 186.7p, 184.8p & 183p Sunniside, 182.6p Baal Hill & Sunniside, 181.5p Woodlands Hall, 181.4p Brokenheugh, 179.8p Old Town, 179.1p East Newham, 178.7p Great Bavington, 178.4p Middle Heads, 177.6p Sunniside, 176p Brokenheugh & Baal Hill, 172.9p & 172.3p Great Bavington
Beltex x – £96 Hackford, £92 West Moorhouses, £90 Keepwick, £89.50 & £89 (x2) West Moorhouses, £87.50 Keepwick, £86 West Heddon & Hackford, £84.50 East House, £84 Linacres, £83 West Heddon, £81 Linacres, £80.50 St Oswalds, £80 Linacres
230.8p Keepwick, 226.3p West Heddon, 223.3p Hackford, 222.5p West Moorhouses, 222.4p East House, 221.1p Linacres, 212.8p West Heddon, 211.9p West Moorhouses, 210.5p Linacres, 209.5p West Heddon, 209.1p & 203.4p West Moorhouses, 202.6p & 201.3p St Oswalds, 198.9p Keepwick, 198.8p East House, 197.6p Linacres, 195.5p Hackford, 192.7p St Oswalds
Charollais x - £94 & 154.1p East House
Leicester - £74.50 & 173.3p Camphill
Mule – £88.50 & £86 Quarry House, £85 Great Chesters, £84.80 Warksfield Head, £83 Holly Hill West, £82.50 Great Chesters, £82.20 Camphill, £82 Baal Hill, £81.50 Warksfield Head, £80 Fairspring, £79 Camphill, £76.50 North Cocklake, £76 Baal Hill, £74 Camphill, £73 Frolar Meadows
181.1p Warksfield Head, 181p Baal Hill, 179.4p Great Chesters, 178.3p Baal Hill, 177.1p Great Chesters, 173.9p North Cocklake, 173.8p Frolar Meadows, 173.7p Holly Hill West, 173.5p Quarry House, 172.9p Holly Hill West, 172.1p Camphill, 169.6p Warksfield Head, 168.1p Camphill, 160p Fairspring
Blackface - £78.50 Warksfield Head, £74 & £69.50 Camphill
174.4p Warksfield Head, 165.5p & 157.5p Camphill
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel - £90 & £78 Salmonswell
Texel x – £84 Stotsfold
Leicester - £70 East Unthank
Mule – £64 Stotsfold
Store & Breeding Cattle & Store Sheep | Friday 8th November 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a catalogued entry of 345 head and once again all classes were dearer on the week.
A good crowd of buyers had gathered with a number of faces returning to the Hexham ring as wet weather and shorter days have all but put an end to tillage operations allowing finishers to concentrate on procuring cattle for winter housing.
The sale was topped at £1205 by a fantastic pair of red Limousin cross steers from noted consignors at this time of year Messrs Ridley, Shitlington Hall, Wark. The pair, with length and shape-a-plenty led a run of eight steers which sold with ease to average £1150 all of which sold to the same Yorkshire based buyer. The well-known family then sold a smart black heifer which caught everyone’s eye and sold for £1170 to Willie Weatherson undoubtedly to join his own renowned suckler cow herd at Edges Green on The Roman Wall. Three more also sold well to see the four heifers return £1117 throughout completing a great days trading for The Ridleys.
Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh saw £1175 for a cracking pair of Angus bullocks on their first time away from home which were the dearest native breed sorts on the day and his run of nine similar types averaged £1120 throughout.
Yearling cattle were also in demand and one such highlight was the trade received by Messrs Gibson, Thornton Towers with a run of 18 well-bred sorts that peaked at £1025 for steers and £930 for heifers to average £883 for 11 and 7 sold from this highly regarded Newbrough family farming business.
Calves under ten months were also dearer and these peaked at £1085 for a 9 month old Blue cross steer from Andrew Reay, West Moor Houses whilst heifers peaked at £800 for a smart ¾ bred Limousin cross sort from Benedict Bates, Nilston Rigg, Langley on Tyne and saw his 11 steers and 9 heifers return at £750 average.
Cattle 30+ Months
Angus x heifers - £995 Laings Hill
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £1090 West Deanraw
Limousin x steers – £1020 Greencarts
Limousin x heifers - £890 Greencarts
British Blue x heifers - £1060 West Deanraw, £1055 Greencarts
Angus x heifers – £955 Laings Hill
Saler x steers - £970 Anick Bankfoot
Beef Shorthorn - £1030 Anick Bankfoot
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1065 White House Birtley, £1000 & £980 Anick Bank Foot, £965 Harnham Hall
Charolais x heifers – £960 Rare Dean (x2), £920 Throp Hill, £890 Low Staples
Limousin x steers – £1205 Shitlington Hall, £1190 High House, £1180 Comb Hills, £1175 Blackburn, £1170 East Uppertown, £1155 Lunns House (x3), Blackburn & Shitlington Hall, £1150 Halton Red House, £1140 Halton Red House & High House, £1135 Spittalshield, £1130 Shitlington Hall, £1125 Lunns House, £1120 High House & Blackburn, £1115 The Tofts, £1110 Comb Hills, £1100 Blackburn & Shitlington Hall, £1095 East Uppertown, Comb Hills & White House Birtley, £1090 Woodwell House, £1080 West Deanraw, £1075 East Uppertown, £1050 East Uppertown & East White Hill, £1035 Grasslees, £1020 West Deanraw & East White Hill, £1010 Spittalshield & The Tofts, £990 East White Hill, £980 West Deanraw & Grasslees, £965 Grasslees
Limousin x heifers – £1170 Shitlington Hall, £1145 Comb Hills, £1135 High House, £1110 Halton Red House, £1100 Shitlington Hall (x2) & East White Hill, £1070 Piatroon, £1010 Intake, £1005 East White Hill, £985 East White Hill & East Newham, £940 Low Staples, £925 East Newham (x2), £920 Comb Hills & East Newham, £900 East Newham, £895 West Deanraw, £890 East White Hill
Blonde x heifers – £895 & £870 The Tofts
British Blue x heifers – £1055 Camphill
Simmental x steers – £975 Anick Bankfoot, £900 Grasslees
Angus x steers -£1175, £1160 & £1110 Newlands Haugh, £1100 Rare Dean, £1080 Rare Dean & Newlands Haugh, £1035 Brackenthwaite, £1020 Rugley Walls, £950 Laings Hill, £925 Throp Hill, £920 Laings Hill
Angus x heifers – £1025, £950, £905 & £845 Codlaw Hill
Saler x steers - £930 & £915 Anick Bankfoot
Hereford x steers - £930 & £885 Grasslees
Welsh Black x - £880 Anick Bankfoot
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1130 & £1100 White House Birtley, £900 Colwell Hill
Limousin x steers – £1025 Thornton Tower, £980 East White Hill, £975, £970 & £960 Spittalshield, £950 Thornton Tower, £940 The Tofts, £930 Thornton Tower, £915 Crook Dene, £910 & £895 Thornton Tower, £890 Thornton Tower & Crook Dene
Limousin x heifers – £1040 Crook Dene, £975 Camphill, £970 Piatroon, £930, £920 & 900 Thornton Tower, £880 Crook Dene
Blonde x heifers – £905 The Tofts
British Blue x steers – £1040 Camphill
British Blue x heifers – £980 Camphill
Angus x steers – £1040 & £905 Rugley Walls, £880 Colwell Hill
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £875 Nilston Rigg, £865 Baal Hill, £855 & £850Nilston Rigg
Limousin x heifers – £800 Nilston Rigg
British Blue x steers – £1085 & £945 West Moorhouses
Hexham & Northern Marts within their monthly beef breeding sale held their annual ‘Bellingham’ prize show and sale of native breed and hill-type breeding cattle, the show was once again kindly sponsored by Tynedale Insurance Ltd and judged by Shaun Watson, Holywell Farms.
Messrs Foley Bros took both first and second prizes; both with super Aberdeen Angus cross heifers with well-bred Limousin cross calves at foot that sold within their monthly run of top quality sorts that peaked at £2220 for a cracking Limousin cross heifer with a ¾ bred steer calf at foot.
Heifers with Calves at Foot
Limousin - £2220, £2150 & £2100 Mirlaw House, £1700 West Wharmley, £1600 Mirlaw House, £1580 & £1540 West Wharmley
British Blue - £1950 Mirlaw House, £1440, £1360 & £1300 (x2) Hesket Farm
Dispersal on behalf of Mr WD Aynsley, North Trewick
Cows with Calves at Foot
British Blue - £1360
Angus - £1100, £1000 & £920
Charolais - £1370, £1280, £1260 & £1000
Devon - £1200
Luing - £1060
Charolais Bull – 1080 gns
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of 1383 Cast Sheep and 4898 Store Lambs.
Trade for ewes again this week would be sharper with Mules taking another lift.
Sale topped at £146 for good Beltex ewes from M/s E&I Hall & Son, New Houses, Hallington.
M/s NG,KM & JG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law sold Texel x ewes to £130. Also taking advantage of the Hexham cast ring was M/s J&A Moralee, Hard Riding selling Texel x ewes to £116
Cast tups sold to a high of £120 for a Texel from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley.
Mule ewes sold to £88 from M/s GA & JM Maw, Beaumont House
More cast sheep needed and more could have been sold with the amount of purchasers present.
Texel – £120 & £116 Low Ardley, £104 Follions, £101 Dunns Houses, £100 & £98 Low Ardley, £97 Beaumont House, £96 East Plenmeller, £90 Low Ardley,
Texel x – £130 Low West House, £116 Hard Riding, £115 Low Ardley & Cross House, £114 Low Ardley, £110 New Houses, £108 Longlee, £93 Hard Riding, £90 Girsonfield, East Foreshield, Hard Riding, Cross House, Bankfoot & Longlee
Suffolk x – £94 Low Eshells, £89 Low West House, £87 Bankfoot, £86 New Houses & Bankfoot, £84 Felton Demesne, £83 Bankfoot, £82 Thornton Tower & Felton Demesne, £81 Bankfoot, £80 West Kirkheaton
Beltex x - £146 & £115 (x2) New Houses
Bleu D’Maine x – £79 Low Staples
Leicester - £82 East Plenmeller, £74 Rookhope
Cheviot – £78 Sillywrea, £55 Craigshield
Mule – £88 Beaumont House, £69 Low Ardley, £68 Beaumont House, Low Eshells & Bankfoot, £67 Stoop Rigg & Felton Demesne, £64 Springwell, £63 Cross House, Holly Hill West & Bankfoot, £62 Low Ardley & Chesters, £61 Girsonfield & Redburn, £60 Springwell, West Kirkheaton, Hepple Whitefield, Little Whittington, Lee Hall & Kirkley Hall
Blackface – £72 Burdonside, £70 Dunns Houses, £68 West End Town, £65 Chattlehope, £61 Stoop Rigg, £60 Holly Hill West, £57 Stoop Rigg, £56 Rattenraw, £55 Greyside, £52 Thornton Tower, £51 & £50 Hole Farm
Swaledale – £52 The Wham, £47 East Plenmeller & The Wham, £46 Paradise Farm, £44 & £42 Redburn
Hebridean - £42 Craigshield
Crossbred - £111 & £90 Sillywrea, £84 Paxton Dene, £79 Low West House, £68 Low Staples, £65 Springwell
Within this week’s Store Lamb Sale, the November Store Lamb Show for pens of 20 or more took place, kindly judged by Mr Michael Swann, Beech Hill, York and kindly sponsored by Barclays Bank.
Winners of the Other Continental and Overall Champions went to a fantastic pen of Dutch Texel x lambs from M/s J Browell & Sons, Quarry House, which went on to sell for a fantastic £112. Reserve Champions came from the same home and sold to £98.
A special mention must go to John Browell who donated all the prize money to local charities.
First prize Mules from M/s JRD & JA Short, Ouston went on to realise £76 whilst the first prize Blackface lambs from M/s JAI & DJ Scott, The Brigg went on to sell for £68
In the normal run of lambs was an outstanding Pure Dutch Texel from Mrs Shirley Storrow, Willimoteswick that went on to sell for an outstanding £240 to Master Thomas Armstrong.
Lambs continued after last week’s rise and all the categories just as dear if not sharper again.
Hill lambs and longer keep sorts especially easy to cash with plenty potential purchasers present. Blackface lambs from M/s RW Harding & Son, West End Town sold lambs to £71. Swaledale lambs from M/s M&D Walton, Gleedlee sold to £47
Lambs of all classes wanted for next week’s sale to meet current demand.
All entries to Drew 07854361967 or Jack 07739440457 or the office 01434 605444 by 11am on Monday for the catalogue.
Pen of 20 or more Cheviot Store Lambs
First Prize Belshiel
Second Prize Cottonshope
Pen of 20 or More Blackface Store Lambs
First Prize The Brigg
Second Prize Bilsmoor Park
Pen of 20 or more Swaledale Store Lambs
First Prize Gleedlee
Second Prize East Plenmeller
Pen of 20 or more Mule Store Lambs
First Prize Ouston
Second Prize East Plenmeller
Pen of 20 or more Continental x Store Lambs
First Prize Quarry House
Second Prize Quarry House
Pen of 20 or more Native Lowland Store Lambs
First Prize Felton Demesne
Champion Pen – M/s Browell, Quarry House
Reserve Champion Pen – M/s Browell, Quarry House
Texel x – £92.50 & £92 Follions, £90 Billerley & Grange House, £88 Ravensworth Grange, £85 Paxton Dene, £84.50 North Churchlands, £84 Hareshaw Allotment, £82 Pundershaw, £81 Girsonfield, £80.50 Pundershaw, £80 Ravensworth Grange, Paxton Dene & Pundershaw, £79.50 Errington Red House, Springwell Cottage, Hedley Park & Pundershaw, £79 Carrycoats, Springwell Cottage Hareshaw Allotment, Felton Demesne, Hedley Park (x2), Pundershaw & Billerley, £78.50 Laburnum Cottage, Loanend & Blackhill, £78 Billerley, Loanend, Felton Demesne & East Farm, £77.50 Burnbank, £77 Paxton Dene & Hareshaw Allotment, £76.50 Low Carriteth & Fern Dene, £76 Hopesley House, South Farm & Hetherington,
Dutch Texel x - £240 Willimoteswick, £112 & £98 Quarry House, £88 & £82 Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £85 Woodhall, £82.50 Waterloo, £79 Buckshot, £78 Haggwood, £77 Black Hedley, £75 Woodhall, £74.50 Ravensworth Grange & South Gunnerton, £74 Felton Demesne73 Craigshield
Beltex - £70 Low West House
Beltex x - £91 West Moorhouses, £90 Watch Hill, Grange House & West Moorhouses, £88.50 Watch Hill & St Oswalds, £88 West Moorhouses, £86.50 Watch Hill & Low West House, £80 St Oswalds
Leicester - £66 Burnbank
Zwartbles - £75.50, £74.50 & £72 Three Farms
Kerry Hill - £67 Three Farms
Cheviot x - £63 North Churchlands, £62 The Brigg
Mule – £78 Pundershaw, £76 Ouston & Quarry House, £71 Stell Green, £70 Quarry House, £69.50 Woodhall, £68 Agars Hill & Stell Green, £67.50 Ambling Gate (X2) & Woodhall, £66 Whiteside Birtley & Carrycoats, £66.50 Agars Hill, £65 Stell Green, £64.50 East Plenmeller, £64 Burnbank, £63.50 Ouston, £62 Ambling Gate & Stell Green, £61.50 East Plenmeller, £61 Low Acton, £60 Stone House
Blackface – £71 West End Town, £68 The Brigg, £65.50 Pundershaw, £65 Closehead, £64.50 Yatesfield, £63.50 Closehead, £63 Whiskershiel, £62.50 Pundershaw, £59.50 Bilsmoor Park (x2), £58 Burnbank, £56 Pundershaw, £54.50 The Brigg, £52 Hepple Whitefield, £50.50 Burdonside, £50 Cottonshope, Pundershaw & West End Town
Swaledale - £47 Gleedlee, £43.50 Thornley Hall, £41 Bulls Hill, The Wham & Linshiels, £40 Rattenraw & East Plenmeller
Crossbred – £66 Three Farms, £65 North Churchlands, £57 The Wham, £52 Burnbank, £51 North Churchlands
Scot Gap Mart | Wednesday 6th November 2019
Scots Gap Mart sold 490 Prime & Cast sheep with all classes dearer on the week. Lambs peaked at 224.4ppkg for a superb pen of Beltex cross lambs from William Hall, New Houses, Hallington and at £95 for heavyweight Texels from Eddie Robson, High Baulk, Hexham.
Cast sheep peaked at £124 for a big Texel cross ewe from Jeremy Dodds, High House with Suffolk crosses selling to £100 from Chris & Janet Watmore, Holystone Estate.
Texel x – £95 High Baulk, £92 (x2), £91 (x2) New Houses, Hallington, £90 Old Town, £88, £86 & £85 Linacres, £85 West Grange, £85 High Baulk, £85 Dykehead, £84 Old Town, £84 (x2) High Baulk.
211.6p New Houses, 207.5p, 204.8p & 204.7p Linacres, 202.2p New Houses, Hallington, 200p & 194.7p Dykehead, 193.2p Linacres, 191.5p Old Town, 189.7p Dykehead, 183.0p Black Callerton, 176.9p New Houses, Hallington, 175.6p Black Callerton, 175.0p Holystone, 172.7p High Baulk.
Beltex x –£92 & 224.4p New Houses, Hallington.
Suffolk x – £80 The Chesters, £76 Black Callerton, £75 Holystone, £74 The Chester.
170.5p & 170.0p Holystone, 164.4p The Chesters, 161.7p Black Callerton
Mule – £70 & 162.8p Black Callerton.
Cheviot Mule - £82 & £70 (x2) & 162.8p Holystone Estate.
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £124 High House, £97.50 The Chesters, £97 High House, £96 West Grange, £92 High House, £90 Hill Head, £90 & £89 High House, £88 & £83.50 High Baulk
Suffolk x - £100 Holystone, £96 West Grange, £88 & £82 Holystone
Leicester - £85 & £79 Blueburn
Mule – £68 Little Harle, £68 West Grange, £67.50 The Chesters, £66 West Grange, £65 Blueburn, £65 West Grange.
Blackface - £55 Blueburn, £53 Little Harle, £45 & £43 Longwitton.
Cross - £59.50 Camp House.
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 5th November 2019
A nice show of clean heifers this week that would be sharper on the week. A good entry of Angus x heifers from Mr MJ Dixon, The Stobbs sold to 189.5ppk. Limousin x heifers from M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House sold to 210.5ppk
Limousin Heifers – £1189.33 & 210.5p Barker House
Charolais Heifers – £1114.16 & £1052.98 Barker House
196.5p & 192.5p Barker House
Angus Heifers - £1144.52 Barker House, £1076.11, £1070.68, £969.26 & £945.62 The Stobbs
201.5p Barker House, 189.5p, 186.5p, 181.5p & 178.5p The Stobbs
Charolais - £939.02 & 135.5p Hedley Park
A larger and better show of cows that met a similar, if sharper trade.
Heavy cows easily cashed with M/s Lewis Forster & Son, West Nubbock selling Charolais x cows to £1138.83
Highest p/kg cow came from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley selling a Limousin x cow to 138.5ppk.
Limousin – £1106.07 West Nubbock, £1006.90 Low Ardley, £1004.41 West Nubbock, £944.78 Low Ardley, £928.76 East Butsfield, £904.62 Cottonshope, £899.84 Thornton Tower, £895.13 China Hall, £891.47 Rare Dean, £883.94 West Grange, £870.98 Cottonshope, £867.93 Rare Dean, £854.43 West Grange, £849.29 Halton Red House, £843.65 West Nubbock, £825.38 East Butsfield
138.5p Low Ardley, 126.5p Wrest Nubbock, 125.5p Thornton Tower, 123.5p Low Ardley, 121.5p Halton Red House, 120.5p Thornton Tower, 119.5p Cottonshope, West Grange & Rare Dean, 118.5p Cottonshope, 117.5p West Nubbock, 116.5p Rare Dean, 115.5p Burnbank & China Hall, 114.5p West Nubbock & West Grange
Angus - £1044.20, £991.70 & £899.75 Holystone, £891.66 Cottonshope
117.5p Holystone, 115.5p Cottonshope & Holystone, 113.5p Holystone
British Blue – £996.77 & 115.5p Salmonswell
Charolais – £1138.83 & 115.5p West Nubbock
Simmental - £939.78 & 113.5p West Nubbock
Another good show of sheep forward and all classes easy to sell with the average per kilo 15p better on the week (SQQ 190.5p) and £81.81 per head.
Top price was £105 from Springwell and 232.5p from Burntongues.
Texel x – £105 Springwell, £98 & £97 St Oswalds, £95 & £92.50 East House, £90.50 St Oswalds, £90 Catreen, £89.50 High Eshells, £89 Springwell, £88.50 Palm Strothers, £87.50 Burntongues & Catreen, £87 West Heddon (x2) & Palm Strothers, £86.50 Blackburn, £86 High Eshells (x2), East Uppertown, Low Staples, Thockrington & Linacres, £85.50 Chesterwood (x2), Thockrington & Springwell, £85.20 Blackburn, £85 Littlebeck, Aydonshields, Burntongues, Thockrington & Old Town, £84.80 Great Chesters & Red Hemmels, £84.50 East House & St Oswalds, £84.20 West Shields & Armond Carr (x2), £84 Frolar Meadows & West Shields, £83.50 East Uppertown & Blackburn, £83 Aydonshields, Morwood, Catreen, Middle Heads & Old Town
225.6p East House & St Oswalds, 222.7p St Oswalds, 217.5p West Heddon, 215.9p East House, 215.5p St Oswalds, 213.1p High Eshells, 210.8p Burntongues, 210.7p Palm Strothers, 208.3p Burntongues, 207.3p Littlebeck, 207p Springwell, 206.1p East House & St Oswalds, 205.9p Springwell, 203.6p Chesterwood, 201.3p Palm Strothers, 200p St Oswalds & Linacres, 197.7p Palm Strothers, 196.3p West Heddon, 195.5p East Uppertown, 194.3p Springwell, 191.9p North Cocklake (x2) & Aydonshields, 190.2p Catreen, 190p Thockrington, 189.3p Aydonshields, 189.1p West Heddon, 187.8p Low Staples, 187.5p Catreen, 186.6p St Oswalds, 185p Camphill, 184.4p Great Chesters, 183p Low Staples, 182.9p Morwood & Lee Hall, 182.2p Great Chesters, 181p Lee Hall, 180.9p Springwell, 180p Lee Hall
Dutch Texel x – £97.50 & £93 Burntongues, £91.50 & £91 Willimoteswick, £88 Burntongues, £87 Willimoteswick, £77.50 North Cocklake
232.5p, 232.1p & 214.6p Burntongues, 211.6p, 208p & 202.3p Willimoteswick, 189p North Cocklake
Suffolk x – £90 Great Bavington & Thockrington, £85.50 Thockrington, £85 Great Bavington & Blackburn, £84.50 Thockrington, £82.50 Great Bavington, £82 Old Town, £81.20 Sillywrea, £79.50 Middle Heads, £79 Great Bavington, £78.50 Burntongues, £78.20 & £77.50 Great Bavington
182.6p Burntongues, 176.1p Great Bavington, 172.8p Sillywrea, 171p Thockrington, 170p Great Bavington & Blackburn, 168.4p & 168.1p Great Bavington, 165.7p Thockrington, 164p Old Town, 160.7p Thockrington
Beltex x – £97 West Heddon & Low West House (x2), £95.50 & £92.50 Low West House, £87.50 Low West House & Springwell, £85.50 Low West House, £84 Low Staples & Low West House (x2)
231p, 225.6p & 222.1p Low West House, 220.5p West Heddon, 220.2p Low West House, 210p Low Staples, 208.5p Low West House, 208.3p Springwell, 198.9p, 195.4p & 190.9p Low West House
Leicester x - £84.50 Blackburn
Cheviot x- £77.50 & 168.5p Sillywrea
Cheviot Mule - £80.20 & 167.1p Bingfield Combe
Mule – £82 Camphill, £80.20 Hotbank, £79.50 (x2) & £78.20 Great Chesters, £75.50 Stoop Rigg, £74 Holly Hill West & Camphill
171.6p Stoop Rigg, 164.4p Camphill & Holly Hill West, 159.6p & 159p Great Chesters, 145.8p Hotbank
Blackface - £75.50 Greystone House, £71.50 Stoop Rigg, £70 Hotbank, £67 Stoop Rigg, £66.50 & £60 Hotbank
178.8p & 176.3p Stoop Rigg, 175p & 171.4p Hotbank
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £70 Old Town
Mule – £55 Old Town
Breeding Rams | Monday 4th November 2019
Hexham and Northern Marts held their final Ram Sale of the season and offered 150 head of rams of all breeds.
Prior to the sale shows for Blackface and Swaledale Rams were held and judged by Michael Walton, Hareshaw and Doug Gibson, West End Farm respectively. The judges made their awards as follow.
First Prize M/s Pattinson, Hotbank
Second Prize M/s Charlton, Greenleas
Third Prize M/s Walton, Penpeugh
First Prize M/s Archer, White Hill
Second Prize M/s Huddleston, Round Meadows
Third Prize M/s Short, Ouston
Buyers for all classes of rams were selective and trade was steady at best throughout.
Shearlings - £230 Hotbank, £220 Stell Green, £200 Sewingshields, £190 Stell Green & Greenleas, £180 Hotbank, £160 Sewingshields, £150 Hole Farm
3 shear - £250 Greenleas
4 shear – Edlingham Newtown
Shearling - £200 White Hill, £130 Ouston, £120 Lilswood Cottage, £110 Round Meadows
3 shear - £240 Low Bleakhope, £100 Low Bleakhope & Ouston
2 shear - £200 Flotterton
Shearlings - £260 Hackford & Sanders Close, £180 Sanders Close, £160 Hackford, £140 Nookton & Penpeugh, £120 Nookton (x2) & Quarry House (x2), £110 Edlingham Newtown & Nookton
Shearlings - £380 & £300 Rosebrough
Shearlings - £600 Edlingham Newtown, £420 Edlingham Newtown & North Sharperton, £380 Dotland Park (x2), £350 Black Heddon & West Cocklaw, £340 Black Heddon, Bensons Fell & Dotland Park, £320 Butterknowes, £300 Edlingham Newtown, £280 Dotland Park, £260 Black Heddon, £240 Round Meadows, £220 Bensons Fell
Ram Lambs - £200 Clarabad Mill
Dutch Texel - £320 Burn House
Texel x - £200 & £160 North Sharperton, £140 West Cocklaw
Suffolk x - £100 Birds Nest
Beltex - £300 Great Tosson & Dotland Park, £140 (x2) & £100 Great Tosson
Beltex x - £320, £280 & £200 Great Tosson
Charollais - £280 & £140 Great Tosson
Charollais x - £100 Birds Nest
Store Cattle, Breeding & Store Sheep | Friday 1st November 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered an entry of 324 catalogued head and once again trade was marginally improved on the week.
All classes saw a lift with buyers keener for the best end but ‘middle of the road’ types also looked dearer than had been seen throughout October. The sale was topped at £1225 for a super red Limousin cross heifer from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House which sold to John Otterburn for staunch supporters Messrs Bowman, Borough Bridge.
Bullocks peaked at £1180 for a smart Limousin from Messrs Nixon, Stotsfold and this was followed by two more, sold separately; both at £1160 from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn who reported a big improvement on the week.
A number of native breed types were offered on the day also and these topped at £1155 for a big Angus cross steer at 20 months out of a pure bred Charolais mother from noted consignor of these types to this centre Mr Ken Sisterson, Newland Haugh.
Larger lots continue to sell well currently illustrated by a pen of eight Simmental cross steers at 16 months out of dairy mothers from the herd of Messrs Faill, Hedley West, Stocksfield which sold for £880 to a North Yorkshire based buyer. A pen of 7 Angus cross heifers at 15 months, out of Galloway cross hill cows also sold well at £750 from Chris & Heather Robson, Redshaw, Elsdon to another regular buyer from the same cattle finishing county.
Cattle 30+ Months
Angus steers - £960 Meldon Lane House
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £1080 Broomfield
Limousin x steers – £1125 Low Hall, £1120 New Houses, £1115 Low Hall
Limousin x heifers - £1110 & £1060 Low Hall, £950 & £920 Bunker Hill
Angus x steers - £1045 & £940 Meldon Lane House
Montbeliarde x steers - £1050 Broomfield
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1150 Newlands Haugh, £1135 Humber Hill, £1075 Newlands Haugh, £1065, £1025 & £990 New Houses
Charolais x heifers – £1090, £1060 & £1035 Harewalls, £1030 & £1020 (x2) Rare Dean, £1000 Colwell Hill, £995 Harewalls, £990 New Houses, £930 Colwell Hill
Limousin x steers – £1160 (x2) Blackburn, £1155 Blackburn & Low Hall, £1120 & £1115 Halton Red House, £1080 Stotsfold, £1070 Low Hall, £1060 Low Staples, £1005 Ogle Dene, £990 Low Hall, £970 Colwell Hill, Holly Hill West & Westburnhope, £965 Broomfield, £960 Westburnhope, £940, £930 & £925 Glendue
Limousin x heifers – £1225 Halton Red House, £1100 (x2), £1095 & £1090 Lunns House, £1000 Halton Red House & The Tofts, £990 Low Hall, £955 Broomfield
Blonde x heifers – £955 The Tofts
British Blue x steers - £1120 Blackburn, £955 Low Staples, £925 Glendue
Simmental x steers – £1060 Broomfield
Angus x steers -£1155, £1125 (x2) & £1055 Newlands Haugh, £1020 Meldon Lane House, £960 Bunker Hill, £945 Redshaw
Angus x heifers – £885 Bunker Hill
Hereford x steers - £1040 Newlands Haugh, £900 Bunker Hill
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1055 Newlands Haugh, £1000 Townfoot Woodburn, £970 Broomfield, £905 Ogle Dene
Charolais x heifers - £965 Broomfield, £965 Townfoot Woodburn
Limousin x steers – £1180 & £1095 Stotsfold, £1045 Low Staples, £1025 Holly Hill West, £920 Low Staples, £915 Nilston Rigg, £900 Glendue, Dukesfield Hall & Linacres, £890 Low Staples, £875 Beacon Rigg, £870 Glendue
Limousin x heifers – £1025 Broomfield, £995 Beacon Rigg, £970 Dukesfield Hall, £965 Broomfield & Linacres, £945 Dukesfield Hall, £925 Linacres, £870 Beacon Rigg
Simmental x steers – £880 Hedley West, £850 Westburnhope
Fleckvieh x steers – £930 Broomfield
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £885 & £860 Dukesfield Hall
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 1594 cast sheep and 4724 store lambs.
Cast sheep were yet again sharper on the week for all classes.
Heavy ewes sold to a high of £138 for Texels from M/s T&K Telfer, Demesne, Bellingham. Well fleshed Mules sold to a high of £70 from M/s EM&A Dodd, Bagraw Farm.
Leaner feeding sorts easily cashed and would be £4-£8 dearer on the week.
Texel – £138 Demesne, £110 West Heddon, £90 Eden Lodge
Texel x – £96 Grange House, £90 Spittalshield, £86 Wingates Moor, £85 Demesne, £84 South Clarewood & Stotsfold, £83 Bankfoot, £814 Fell Lane, £80 Normans Riding, Billerley, Peel Flatt & Moorgair, £79 Hill Top, £78 Fern Dene, Fell Lane, Bellshiel & West Heddon, £77 Sweethope
Suffolk x – £90 Hill Top, £89 South Clarewood, £86 Sherburn Tower, £81 Bankfoot, £80 Felton Demesne
Leicester - £90 Thornley Hall, £76 & £75 Spittalshield
Cheviot – £69 Linhope, £62 Bingfield Combe, £60 Bellshiel, £59 West Woodfoot
Mule –£70 Bagraw, £67 Demesne, £63 Normans Riding & West Woodfoot, £62 Billerley, £60 Grange House, Paradise & Demesne, £59 Fern Dene, £58 Kingswood & Fell Lane, £57 Brokenheugh, Fell Lane, Felton Demesne & Frolar Meadows, £56 Sweethope, Horton Low House, Kingswood, Stotsfold, Camphill & The Hott, £55 Billerley & Cockhall
Blackface – £78 White House Birtley, £55 Harsondale, £54 Linhope & Breckon Hill, £53 Sewingshields, £51 Harsondale, £49 White House Birtley, £48 Greenleas & Harsondale, £47 Townshields
Swaledale – £52 Thornley Hall, £48 Stotsfold & Frolar Meadows, £43 Bellshiel, £39 Bagraw
Crossbred - £80 Felton Demesne
Blackface - £50 Philhope & Featherwood, £48 Philhope
NC Cheviot - £72 & £62 Flotterton
Texel x - £58 Woodhall Harbottle
Mule - £80, £73 & £72 Quarry House, £71 & £70 (x2) Dyke Nook, £69 Gleedlee, £67 Dyke Nook, £66 & £60 Gleedlee, £59 Winnows Hill, Rugley Walls & Sunderland Cleugh, £56 Winnows Hill
Leicester - £76 The Shield
Blackface - £48 Featherwood
A much better show of lambs this week that met a fantastic ringful of buyers which created a brisk trade leaving all vendors delighted with their day’s business.
Larger, well fleshed lambs very easily cashed as were the better ¾ types.
Topping the sale was a Texel tup lamb selling to £100 from Mrs BD Milburn, Butterknowes.
M/s BA & AM Storrow, Willimoteswick took advantage of the Hexham ring and sold Dutch Texel x lambs to £97 and £96 respectively.
Many more lambs could have easily been sold with plenty of prospective purchasers going home empty handed.
For entries for next week’s sale please call Drew Patrick on 07854361967 or Jack Walton on 07739440457
Texel - £100 Butterknowes
Texel x – £89.50 Brieredge (ES), £88 Willimoteswick, £86.50 Prospect Grange, £84 Brieredge (ES) & Butterknowes, £82 Prospect Grange & Closehead, £81.50 Greys Well, £80 Wall Fell, £79.50 Crammond Hill, £79 Crammond Hill & Felton Demesne, £78.50 Hedley Park & Redburn, £78 Cornhills, Butterknowes, Crammond Hill & Redesmouth, £77.50 Coatyards & Redburn, £77 Ridley Stokoe, Butterknowes & Hedley Park, £76.50 Crammond Hill, £76 Cornhills, Wingates Moor, Crammond Hill & Felton Demesne, £75.50 Felton Demesne & Willimoteswick, £75Longlee, Wingates Moor, Eden Lodge, West Houses, Felton Demesne (x2), Midgeholme & Laburnum Cottage, £74.50 Moralees, West Houses & Felton Demesne, £74 Wingates Moor (x2), Greenchesters (x2), Felton Demesne & Coatyards
Dutch Texel x - £97, £96 & £90 Willimoteswick, £70 Chirdon
Suffolk x – £77 Horton Low House, £76 Piatroon, £75 Horton Low House, £73.50 Piatroon, £71.50 Cooper House, £69 Felton Demesne, £68 Woodhall, £64 Hillcrest, £63.50 Horton Low House, £63 Greenchesters & Snitter
Beltex x - £95.50 Stanton Town Head, £94.50, £94, £90 & £89.50 Loanend, £86 St Oswalds, Yetlington Lane & Willimoteswick, £82.50 Stanton Town Head, £81.50 & £81 Redesmouth, £78.50 Closehead, £78 Yetlington Lane, £76 Camphill, £75 St Oswalds & Stanton Town Head, £72 Loanend, £70 Closehead, £68.50 Camphill, £66.50 St Oswalds
Cheviot x - £74 Low Greenley Cleugh, £73 Greenchesters
Mule – £74.50 Whiskershiel, £65.50 Penpeugh, £64 Rosehill & Woodhall, £62.50 Bagraw, Stone Hall & Bulls Hill, £62 Woodhall & Pundershaw, £61 White House Eastgate & Rosehill, £60 Low Acton, £59.50 Gleedlee, £59 Buteland 7 Chirdon, £58 Whiteside Birtley, West End & Bellshiel, £57.50 Pundershaw, £57 West End, £56 Penpeugh, Loadman, Tecket, Gleedlee & The Shield, £55 Sunderland Cleugh
Lleyn - £75.50 & £67 Low Burradon
Blackface – £70 Flotterton, £64.50 Linshiels, £61.50 Harsondale, £55.50 Flotterton, £53 Low Greenley Cleugh, £52 Featherwood & Bilsmoor Park, £50 Penpeugh & Buteland, £49 Penpeugh, £45 Bilsmoor Park, £42 Buteland
Swaledale - £70 Low Greenley Cleugh, £47 Low Acton, £46 Linshiels
Crossbred – £77.50 Woodhall, £60 Armstrong Arms & Greys Well
Scot Gap Mart | Wednesday 30th October 2019
At their weekly sale Scots Gap Mart sold prime lambs to a top of £85 on several occasions for heavy weight types from Messrs Thornton, Cornhills, Messrs Brown, East White Hill and Messrs Thoburn, Pitland Hills. Cast sheep peaked at £104 for ¾ bred Texel ewes from Cornhills and many more could have easily been sold.
Texel x – £85 (x3) Cornhills, £85 (x2) Pitland Hills, £84 & £82 Great Chesters, £82 Cornhills, £82 (x2) East White Hill, £82 Pitland Hills, £80 Great Chesters, £80 Black Callerton, £79.50 Great Chesters.
178.3p Cornhills, 169.2p, 168.0p, 166.7p 164.0p Great Chesters, 163.5p (x2) Cornhills, 162.8p (x2), 160.8p Pitland Hills, 160.0p Black Callerton, 159.1p East White Hill.
Suffolk x – £85 East White Hill
Mule – £75, £71 (x2) Pitland Hills, £70.50 Black Callerton.
147.9p Pitland Hills, & 146.9p Black Callerton
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £104, £99 & £83 Cornhills, £83 Town Farm, £82 Pitland Hills & £79.50 Salmonswell
Suffolk x - £90 Town Farm
Mule – £61 Town Farm, £59 Rugley Walls, £58 Salmonswell
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 29th October 2019
Nice show of clean with some heavy heifers forward and a good clean steer from M/s JE Henderson & Sons, Burntongues selling to 199.5ppk
Charolais Heifers – £1126.43, £1116.50 & £1087.14 Flotterton
192.5p, 174.5p & 172.5p Flotterton
British Blue Steers - £1053.36 & 199.5p Burntongues
Limousin - £1218.44 & 183.5p Burntongues
A reduced entry of cast cattle that met the same sharp trade as last week with a good team of buyers present, ensuring a swift sale. Leaner sorts especially easier to sell.
Highest grossing beast came from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton with an Angus Bull selling to £1195.48.
Highest p/pk cow came from M/s AB&FS Fenwick, Crook Dene with a Limousin x cow selling to 122.5ppk.
OTM steers from Mr JE Dickinson, Three Farms sold to 153.5ppk (£1006.96)
Limousin – £1022.88 Crook Dene, £899.42 East Butsfield, £889.77 Redburn, £870.82 East Butsfield
122.5p Crook Dene, 118.5p East Butsfield, 114.5p Linacres, 111.5p Redburn, Crook Dene & East Butsfield
Limousin (Bull) - £1077.28 & 102.5p Errington Red House
Angus -£885.50 & 119.5p Flotterton
Angus (Bull) - £1195.48 & 104.5p Flotterton
British Blue – £862.10 & 116.5p Redburn
Hereford (OTM) - £1006.96 & 153.5p Three Farms
Another good show of lambs forward and in line with other centres the average was firmer on the week and all classes easier to sell to a top of £94 and 223.8p from Low West House.
Texel x – £89.50, £87.50 & £86.50 (x2) Watch Currock, £86 Breckon Hill, £85 Nilston Rigg, Little Swinburne & Breckon Hill, £84.50 Low West House, £84 Springwell, £83.50 Watch Currock, £83 Low Eshells, Watch Currock, Catreen & Low West House, £82.50 Watch Currock (x2), Little Swinburne & Breckon Hill, £82 Little Swinburne (x2) & Low West House, £81.50 High Eshells & Tosson Tower, £81.20 High Eshells, £80.50 Watch Currock, £80 Low Eshells, East House (x2), Great Chesters, Lough Green & Kellah, £79.80 High Eshells & Tosson Tower, £79.50 Stotsfold, Watch Currock & Nilston Rigg
210p Springwell, 206.1p Low West House, 206p, 203.4p & 201.2p Watch Currock, 200p Low West House, 197.7p Little Swinburne, 196.4p Watch Currock, 195.5p Breckon Hill, 195.1p East House, 194.2p Watch Currock, 193p & 192.7p Low West House, 190.7p Little Swinburne (x2), 190.5p Kellah, 190.2p Watch Currock, 186.3p North Cocklake, 186.1p Little Swinburne, 183.7p Low West House, 183.3p Tosson Tower & Watch Currock, 182.9p Low West House, 182.1p Catreen, 180.5p Low Eshells & Moralees, 179.1p East House & Little Swinburne, 178.6p Watch Currock, 176.8p Springwell, 176.2p Brixter Hill, 175.7p North Cocklake, 175p Breckon Hill, 173.8p Kellah, 173.1p Moralees, 172.6p & 172.3p St Oswalds, 170.7p Moralees
Dutch Texel x - £83 (x2) & £79.50 (x2) Willimoteswick
189.3p, 188.6p, 180.7p & 180.4p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £81 Flotterton, £80 Thockrington (x2), £78 Sillywrea & Thockrington, £77.50 Flotterton, £77 Brixter Hill, Low Eshells & Nilston Rigg, £76.50 East House & Thockrington, £76 Sillywrea, £75.80 & £75.50 East Fourstones
168.6p Lough Green, 165.9p East Newham, 163.4p Fairley, 162.8p East House & Thockrington, 161.8p Sillywrea, 160p Lunns House
Beltex x – £94 Low West House, £92 Little Swinburne, £88.50 Low West House, £87 Little Swinburne, £86 Low West House, £84 & £80.50 St Oswalds
223.8p Low West House, 214p & 207.1p Little Swinburne, 205.8p East House, 204.8p Low West House, 183p & 178.7p St Oswalds
Leicester - £75 Harwood Shield
Cheviot x- £82 & £76.80 Flotterton, £76.50 Sillywrea, £75.50, £75 & £74 Flotterton, £72.20 Highwood, £68.20 Grindon Hill
164.1p Highwood, 156.1p Sillywrea, 155p Grindon Hill, 154.2p & 151.9p Flotterton
Cheviot Mule - £64.50 North Cocklake
Mule – £74.20 Flotterton, £73 Nilston Rigg, £72.80 Harwood Shield, £72 Kellah & Flotterton, £71.50 Harwood Shield, £69.50 Whitechapel, £65.50 & £65 Hotbank
151.2p Hotbank, 150p & 148.4p Flotterton, 146.9p Kellah, 145.9p Harwood Shield, 145.6p & 145.1p Hotbank, 140p Harwood Shield
Blackface - £66.50 Hotbank, £63.50 (x2) Kellah, £62 & £58 Hotbank
151.2p Kellah, 137.8p & 134.9p Hotbank
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £57 Corby Gates, £52 Moralees
Suffolk x - £58.50 & £55 Fairley, £46 Moralees
Blackface – £39 & £32 Hotbank
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 25th October 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their last sale of store cattle in the traditional autumn cattle sale month of October and offered 511 catalogued head including over 200 native breed types for the monthly special sale of these sorts.
A great show of beef bred cattle were presented; both native and continental cross breeds and a full ringside of buyers came forward with renewed vigour perhaps lacking in recent weeks. Competition was evident for all classes and many vendors commented on a much improved trade cementing Hexham as the lead centre in the North of England at which to sell top quality suckler bred store cattle.
The sale was topped at £1180 by a sixteen month Angus steer from noted County Durham cattle producer, Michael Reed, West Biggens, Weardale. It was fitting that a native breed animal topped the day on this, the October Native Breed sale. This was closely followed at £1170 by a pure bred Limousin heifer at 17 months from well-known Slaley based producer and ‘mart man’ Alan Ogle, Comb Hill. Another very similar sort, also with shape in abundance was sold from the same home at £1160 highlighting the shift in focus in recent weeks from steers to heifers at the top end of the market.
A great run of bullocks were presented however by Messrs Carr, Highwood, Hexham at 15-20 months and these sold well. They peaked at £1135 for a big red sort with a great end, top line and potential and the run of 12 averaged £1069 throughout.
With more interest in native breed sorts, the older age groups topped at £1130 for a smart and hefty pair of dun Angus cross bullocks out of Charolais mothers from Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh with another selling at £1100 from Philip Tomlinson, Sunniside, Consett, County Durham. The same vendor also topped the native female trade with a pair of thick Angus cross heifers, these too by a registered black Angus sire were chased up to £1025.
Selling such native types in well-matched batches certainly paid dividends on this day with buyers keen to fill winter accommodation. Michael Dixon, The Stobbs, Rochester presented his ten Angus bullocks at 17 months of age in one level pen which filled the ring and certainly caught the eye. These rose steadily to four figures and then on quickly to £1050 to complete a great days trading for the Redesdale producer. Similarly Steve & Karen Emmott, Whitelees, Blanchland presented a stocky packet of seven Angus cross steers at the same age and these sold for £1010 to prove that often batching cattle to suit buyer requirements can be more beneficial than presenting a string of single beast.
With buyers keen at the ringside, producers with cattle still to sell are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to advise on the best route to market your cattle.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £1035 New Houses
Charolais x heifers – £1035 High Trewhitt, £975 New Houses
Limousin x steers – £1050 Brackenthwaite
Limousin x heifers - £1105 Low Staples, £915 Humber Hill
British Blue x steers – £1110 Whitehouse Farm
Angus x steers - £1100 Sunniside, £1040 New Rift
Angus x heifers – £1025 & £980 Sunniside
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1130 & £1065 Newland Haugh, £1060 Humber Hill, £1050 Harewalls (x2) New Houses & High Trewhitt, £1045 Harewalls, £990 New Houses, £960 High Trewhitt, £950 New Houses, £900 High Trewhitt
Charolais x heifers – £1085 New Houses, £975 High Trewhitt, £950 new Houses
Limousin x steers – £1135 Highwood, £1120 Comb Hills, £1090 Highwood (x2), £1085 Comb Hills, £1080 Highwood, £1075 Low Haswell & Highwood, £1070 Low Haswell, £1055 Harewalls, Brackenthwaite & Cornhills, £1050 Low Haswell, £1040 Highwood & Cornhills, £1020 Highwood, £1010 New Houses, £995 Low Haswell & Highwood, £940 Low Staples, £925 Woodwell House, £920 Whittonshields & Ridley Stokoe, £900 East Plenmeller & Ridley Stokoe
Limousin x heifers – £1160 Comb Hills, £1100 Cornhills, £1080 Lunns House, £1070 (x3) Lunns House & Cornhills, £1065 Lunns House, £1050 Lunns House (x2) & Low Staples, £1020 Lunns House & Cornhills, £1010 & £1000 Cornhills, £990 Low Haswell, £980 Low Haswell & Cornhills, £970 Ridley Stokoe, £965 Low Haswell, £960 New Houses, £915 Cornhills, £900 The Tofts
Blonde x steers – £1100 Highwood
Blonde x heifers – £1035 The Tofts
British Blue x steers - £1000 & £965 Cornhills
British Blue x heifers – £925 Woodwell House
Simmental x steers – £1050 Ridley Stokoe, £1010 High Trewhitt, £950 Warkshaugh, £930 Greystoke Castle
Simmental x heifers – £935 High Trewhitt
Angus x steers -£1180 West Biggens, £1130 & £1070 Newlands Haugh, £1050 The Stobbs, £1030 Little Harle, £1010 Lawn House, New Rift & Whitelees, £1005 Lawn House, £1000 Bankfoot, £985 Brackenthwaite, £980 , £975, £960 (x2) & £955 (x2) Bankfoot, £950 Little Harle, £940 South Kirkheaton, £920 Whitehouse Farm, Whittonshields & Little Harle, £900 South Kirkheaton
Angus x heifers – £990 New Rift, £955 Pottsdurtrees, £950 Aydonshields, £945 South Kirkheaton, £900 Aydonshields, £895 Pottsdurtrees
Beef Shorthorn steers - £1040 Sillywrea, £965 Woodlands Hall
Hereford x steer - £1085, £1035 & £1030 Newlands Haugh
Luing steers - £820 (x2) The Lampert
Murray Grey steers - £930 & £895 West Hepple
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £900 Hedley West & East Plenmeller, £880 & £865 East Plenmeller
Limousin x steers – £1065, £1040, £965 & £950 Kingswood, £930 & £925 Spittalshield, £900 Lawn House & West Biggens, £895 Spittalshield, £870 West Biggens & Spittalshield
Limousin x heifers – £1170 Comb Hills, £1085 (x2) & £1000 Low Middleton, £950 Cornhills, £935 Willimoteswick
British Blue x steers – £1090 Cornhills
British Blue x heifers – £950 Willimoteswick
Simmental x steers – £875 Warkshaugh
Angus x steers – £1000 Spittalshield, £960 & £935 West Biggens, £925 Ravensworth Grange, £920 New Rift, £880 Wallish Walls
Hexham Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 1511 Cast Ewes and 6411 Store Lambs.
Cast ewe trade very similar to last week with plenty of leaner hill sorts forward compared to last week. This week saw new buyers around the ring also making a brisk trade.
Sale topped at £134 for a pen of Texel Ewes from M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green.
Mule ewes noticeably easier to cash and on the whole would be £4-£6 dearer on the week.
Texel - £134 & £96 Lough Green
Texel x – £130 Black Callerton, £98 & £95 Follions, £90 Longlea Netherwitton & Bog Hall, £84 Follions, £83 Lowes Fell, £82 New Houses, £80 High Fotherley & Edges Green, £79 Longlea Netherwitton, Whitehouse Farm & West Shields, £78 Duddo Hill, £77 High Fotherley, £76 Whitehouse Farm & Lough Green, £75 Peel Flatt, Whitehouse Farm & Hackford
Suffolk - £99 Glebe Farm
Suffolk x – £94 Wallhouses, £72 High Fotherley & Sarah’s Cottage
Leicester - £80 Hotbank, £66 Hackford
Zwartbles - £68 & £62 Whitehouse Farm
Cheviot – £68 Longlea Netherwitton, £49 The Sneep
Mule – £60 Littlebeck, £57 Lowes Fell, Hackford & West Shields, £56 Woodlands (x2), Black Hedley, Linacres & West Shields, £55 Black Hedley, High Fotherley, Wallhouses, Longlea Netherwitton & Steel Hall
Blackface – £55 Lowes Fell, £47 Townfoot, Black Callerton & High Green, £46 Townfoot, £44 Hotbank, £42 Sweethope, £41 Duddo Hill, £40 North Cocklake, Edges Green, Penpeugh & Featherwood
Swaledale – £41 Hackford, £40 Wolf Hills, £38 Stone Stile, Hepple Whitefield, Wolf Hills & Agars Hill
Crossbred - £80 Linacres, £69 Bog Hall, £68 New Houses, £58 Whitehouse Farm
A much larger number of store lambs forward this week but a much poorer show on offer with many more long keep and leaner lambs present.
Trade for the better end of lambs would be sharper with the best lambs selling to £104 for a Beltex lamb from M/s TF&C Robinson & Son. M/s RR Reay & Sons, West Moorhouses took advantage of this flying trade to sell a pen of 10 Beltex x lambs to £101. Mr Reay’s run of 22 lambs went on to average £97.18
Mule lambs yet again easily cashed with more buyers present for such lambs. Mules topped at £72.50 for a pen of 50 from Mr I Potts, Redburn Farm. This section went on to average £54.00
Blackface lambs were yet again in demand even with a poorer show forward selling to £64.50 for a great panful from Mr W E Charlton, Greenleas. Featherwood Partners went to sell two good penfulls to £64.00. Blackface lambs went on to average £44.00
If you wish to take advantage of the store ring at Hexham please feel free to contact Drew Patrick on 07854361967 or Jack Walton on 07739440457 or the Office 01434 605444 with entries for next weeks catalogue taken before 11.30am on Monday.
Texel x – £85.50 Peel Flatt, £85 Follions, £82 Highmoss, £76 Ridley Stokoe & Highmoss, £75.50 Whitton Glebe, £74 Follions, £73 Errington Red House, £72.50 West Cocklaw, £72 Midgeholme, Highmoss, Cartington & Demesne, £71.50Whittle (x2), £71 Newshield, Whiteside Birtley & Stobby Lea, £70.50 Birkside, Woodlands & Cartington, £70 Ridley Stokoe, Whittle, Stobby Lea, Dyke Nook & Waterford, £69.50 Wallhouses, Demesne & Waterford, £69 New Houses, Ridley Stokoe, Wallhouses (x2) & Woodlands,
Dutch Texel x - £92 & £79 Agars Hill
Suffolk x – £73.50 West Cocklaw, £72.50 Midgeholme, £67 Wallhouses, £65.50 Thornley Pit House, £62 New Houses
Charollais x – £51.50 Hall Hill
Beltex x - £104 Bog Hall, £101 West Moorhouses, £96 Bog Hall, £94 West Moorhouses, £89 Stobby Lea, £85 Bog Hall (x2), £84 & £82 Stobby Lea, £81 Low Espley
Zwartbles - £60 Three Farms (x2)
Ryeland - £50 Peel Flatt
Cheviot x - £62 Woodhall Harbottle, £53 Bellshiel, £52.50 West Hills, £50 Woodhall Harbottle
Mule – £72.50 Redburn, £64 Carry House, £63 Hareshaw, £59.50 Low Carriteth, £56.50 Burdonside, £55.50 Pottsdurtrees, £55 Low Acton
Blackface – £64.50 Greenleas, £64 Featherwood (x2(, £63 Greenleas, £59.50 Penpeugh, £53 Rookland, £51 Hotbank, £50 The Brigg, Featherwood (x2) & Hotbank, £49 Pottsdurtrees & Penpeugh, £47.50 Burdonside, £46.50 Hotbank
Swaledale - £50.50 & £46 Bulls Hill, £38 Linshiels, £36 Low Acton
Jacob - £34 Whitehouse Farm
Herdwick - £65 Sarah’s Cottage, £54 Chollerton Vicarage
Crossbred – £60 Davyshiel, £52 Whitehouse Farm, £50 West Cocklaw
Breeding Sheep | Thursday 24th October 2019
A large entry of Bluefaced Leicester rams met a selective trade with both crossing and traditional types on offer. Topping the sale was Mr M R Hunter with a strong shearling selling at £520. Ram lambs from M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm topped at £300 with his four lambs averaging £185
Shearlings - £520 Gallows Hill, £380 Alwinton, £360 & £300 Glebe Farm, £280 Camphill, £260 Alwinton, £250 Hoardweel, £240 Clarks Hill. Lowes Fell, Thornley Hall & Glebe Farm (x2), £220 Camphill & Alwinton, £200 Lowes Fell, Camphill & North Cocklake
2 shear - £320 Gallows Hill
3 shear - £230 Thornley Hall
Ram Lambs - £300, £160, £150 & £130 Glebe Farm
The prize show of Cheviot Rams, which was sponsored by Hexham and Northern Rural, met a pleasing trade with buyers looking for correct sheep. The show was ably judged by Di Walton, High Fodderlee who placed a shearling from M/s WD Allen, Humbleheugh first, which went on to sell for £400. A two shear ram from Mr FT Walton topped the sale at £720
First Prize M/s Allen, Humbleheugh
Second Prize M/s Stephenson, West Mill Hills
Third Prize M/s Stephenson, West Mill Hills
Shearlings - £560, £500, £480 & £460 Flotterton, £400 Humbleheugh, £320 West Mill Hills, £300 & £250 Flotterton, £240 Holystone, £210 Nisbet Mill & West Mill Hills, £200 Holystone
2 shear - £720 Flotterton, £280 Elsdonburn, £250 Flotterton
A select show of Suffolk rams were forward to a ring full of buyers looking for strong, tight skinned tups. Mr JRG Johnson, West Wharmley topped the Suffolk’s’ at £600
Shearlings - £600 West Wharmley, £400 Brinkburn Newhouses, £350 & £320 Sillywrea, £310 Rugley, £300 Elilaw, £280 Sillywrea, £260 Goatstones, £250 Rugley, £160 Elilaw
The company offered 248 Texel rams at their second sale of the season and a good company of buyers gathered at the ringside. Those assembled were distinctly more selective than the company buying a month ago although quality sorts were still in demand and attained a premium over and above secondary types which were noticeably harder to cash.
Bidding was steady throughout the duration and only on occasion did the pace pick up. The sale was topped at £750 for a smart, tight and clean shearling with great gigots and a super skin from Adam & Dan Thompson, The Fawns which sold to Jonta Walton, Grangemoor, Scots Gap.
John Mews, Chapel House, Allendale sold a great big, powerful shearling for £680 to Messrs Cuthbert, Low Town, Longframlington whilst Richard Johnson, West Wharmley sold a smartly bred tup for £660 to David Thirlwell, manager at Nunwick Farm for Messrs Allgood.
Shearlings - £750 The Fawns, £680 Chapel House, £660 West Wharmley, £600 Bygate & The Fawns, £580 East Trewick, £500 Chapel House, East Trewick, The Fawns, Black Heddon & Middle Dukesfield, £480 Bygate (x4) & West Wharmley (x2), £460 Bygate & Delight, £440 Townfoot, West Wharmley, Chapel House & Butterknowes, £420 Butterknowes (x2), Dotland Park & Bensons Fell, £400 Lough Green (x2), Bygate, Delight, West Wharmley, Cornhills & Gilside, £380 Butterknowes (x2) & Stotsfold, £360 Bygate, East Trewick, Black Heddon & Brinkburn Newhouses
3 shear - £400 Chapel House
Texel x - £480 & £450 High Castle Dene, £420 West Wharmley, £380, £320 & £300 (x3) High Castle Dene, £250 Clarabad Mill
Dutch Texel - £400 & £380 (x2) Woodhead, £340 Amos Hill, £300 Woodhead, £280 Amos Hill & Woodhead
Dutch Texel Ram Lamb - £400 Woodhead
Charollais - £280 & £260 Great Tosson
Beltex - £600 Great Tosson, £400 Great Tosson & Dotland Park, £320 Dotland Park
Beltex x - £550 & £480 Butterknowes, £450 Great Tosson & Butterknowes, £420, £400 & £380 Great Tosson, £350 Great Tosson & The Hagg, £340 Littleburn, £320 Great Tosson, The Hagg & Dotland Park (x3), £300 The Hagg (x2) & St Oswalds, £280 Dotland Park (x3) & St Oswalds (x2), £260 Great Tosson
Beltex x 2 shear - £400 St Oswalds
Gimmers – £100 The Shield
Ewe Lambs - £140 & £125 The Shield
Gimmers - £480, £400, £320 (x2), £300, £260, £250 & £200 (x2) Delight
Gimmers - £132 Greenleas
5yo - £65 Blueburn, £60 & £59 Philhope
6yo - £60 Dunns Houses
5yo - £56 Westburnhope, £41 Low Bleakhope
Gimmers - £91 Flotterton
YA -£54 Flotterton
Blackface Ewe Lambs
£68 Pitland Hills, £67 Grasslees, £55 & £52 Featherwood, £48 Blakehope
Swaledale Ewe Lambs
£48 & £35 Low Bleakhope
Cheviot Ewe Lambs
£69 & £62 Greenchesters
£109, Village Farm, £102 & £100 (x2) East Fourstones, £98 Paradise, £97 Bowes House, £94 Paradise, £93 Hammershield, £92 Bowes House & Paradise, £90 Hammershield
£115 Quarry House, £108 Rennington South, £101 Quarry House, £96 Rennington South, £90 Field Head, £89 East Fourstones, £82 Bingfield East Quarter
Texel x Gimmers
£102 Village Farm
Texel x Ewes
£94, £69 & £68 East Farm, £62 Bingfield East Quarter (x2)
Suffolk x Ewes
£116 Wallhouses, £112 Field Head
Charollais x Ewes
£96 Field Head
Continental x Ewe Lambs
Texel x - £85 Rennington South, £84 Low Eshells, £78 Rennington South & Low Eshells
Beltex x - £94 & £91 Low Espley
Mule Ewe Lambs
More Mule Ewe Lambs forward on the year although a mixed show were easily sold to a top of £94 from M/s Scott, Redesmouth.
£94 & £90 Redesmouth, £89 Pitland Hills (x2), £85 Pitland Hills & Whiteside, £84 & £83 Camphill, £82 Brieredge & Hole Farm, £77 Ouston & Frolar Meadows, £76 Ouston & Redesmouth, £75 Townfoot, £74 Ouston & Hole Farm
Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 23rd October 2019
A small and mainly heavy show of lambs sold on the trade to a top of £85 from High Baulk and 197.7p from the same farm.
Texel x – £85 High Baulk, £80.50 Black Callerton, £80 High Baulk, £79 Buteland, £78.50 High Baulk, £78 Chesters, £77.50 Holystone, £77 West Grange & Black Callerton, £76.50 High Baulk, £76 Chesters & Black Callerton
197.7p, 186.6p & 181.8p High Baulk, 181p, 167.7p & 160.4p Black Callerton, 160.2p High Baulk, 156.5p Holystone, 156p Chesters
Suffolk x – £69.50 Holystone, £64 Tilesheds, £63 Dene House
144.8p Holystone, 142.2p Tilesheds
Cheviot Mule - £73.50 Holystone
Mule – £75.50, £74.50 & £72.50 Buteland
145p & 143.3p Buteland
Blackface - £73 Buteland, £60 Bolam Lake House
146p Buteland, 142.9p Bolam Lake House
Crossbred - £70.50 & 153.3p Holystone
Cast Ewes and Rams
Cast ewes to a top of £125 for two great Texel’s from West Grange.
Texel x – £125, £100 & £94 West Grange
Mule – £52 Rugley Walls, £49 Longwitton
Blackface – £43 Longwitton
Breeding Cattle | Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their special annual prize show and sale for heifers with calves at foot alongside the monthly beef breeding sale and offered 255 outfits from noted producers from across the region.
The prize show was kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank and judged by father and daughter team John & Rebecca Dobson, White Kirkley, Weardale who were faced with some outstanding cross bred heifers from across Northumberland and County Durham.
From their initial class prize winners the judges awarded The John Riddle Memorial Trophy for The Overall Champion to a sublime British Blue cross heifer with a cracking spring born Limousin cross steer calf at foot to Messrs Foley Bros, Mirlaw House. As the judging progressed a ‘double whammy’ success unfolded for the renowned Capheaton Cattle Connoisseurs as the judges awarded the Reserve Champion rosette to the first prize Limousin heifer with her autumn born ¾ bred Limousin heifer calf at foot to complete a great days outing for The Foley Family.
Limousin cross Heifer and Calf;
1st – Messrs Foley, Mirlaw House
2nd – Messrs Johnson, West Wharmley
British Blue cross Heifer and calf;
1st – Messrs Foley, Mirlaw House
2nd – Messrs Tindale, Paradise
Angus cross Heifer and Calf;
1st – Messrs Enderby, Codlaw Hill
Best In-calf Heifer;
1st – Roy Coe, The Bungalow (BBx)
2nd - Roy Coe, The Bungalow (BBx)
Outwith the show a fantastic catalogue of cattle were presented by noted vendors renowned for their consignments to this special sale. Against the backdrop of a beef industry in crisis commercial purchasers came forward to Hexham and after initial caution warmed to the quality on offer and proceeded to buy freely and willingly ensuring all vendors went home with returns perhaps greater than those which had been expected.
The sale peaked at £2800 on three occasions; for the show champion which was chased up with bidding from all quarters and selling to the judges who were keen to take home their pick. The Reserve Champion reached the same tariff and was purchased by longstanding customers at this sale and noted breeders; Messrs Gass, Nunscleugh, Bewcastle. The third to reach the sale topping figure was the extremely correct and well-presented 2nd prize Limousin heifer from Richard Johnson & Sons, West Wharmley, Hexham who saw their run top at this sum with the pair also selling to the judges.
Trade for in-calf heifers was more cautious however the best of these sold well, Messrs Foley selling two trios of Limousin crosses, the first for £1520, then another at £1500, both lots to Peter Charleton, Little Harle. The prize winners from Roy Coe, both by The British Blue bull and in-calf due to the Limousin bull form March onwards sold for £1480 and £1450 to John Lamb, Town Farm, Wall and to Graham Robson & Family, The Hole, Bellingham.
Limousin – 2250gns South Cornsay
Heifers & 2nd Calvers with Calves at Foot
Limousin – £2800 Mirlaw House & West Wharmley, £2600 West Wharmley, £2520 Mirlaw House, £2500 West Wharmley, £2450 (x2) Mirlaw House, £2420 Mirlaw House & West Wharmley, £2400 West Wharmley (x3), £2380 Mirlaw House, £2350 Mirlaw House, West Wharmley & Dipton Foot, £2320 Dipton Foot, £2300 Mirlaw House (x3) & West Wharmley (x3), £2260 West Wharmley, £2250 Mirlaw House, £2220 West Wharmley & Mirlaw House (x2), £2180 West Wharmley, £2150 Mirlaw House (x4), £2120 Mirlaw House & Paradise Farm, £2100 Mirlaw House, £2050 Mirlaw House (x2), West Wharmley, Round Meadows (x3) & Tosson Glebe, £2040 Round Meadows, £2000 West Wharmley, Dipton Foot & Round Meadows, £1980 Dipton Foot
British Blue - £2800 & £2500 Mirlaw House, £2300 Mirlaw House & Paradise Farm, £2000 Mirlaw House
In Calf Heifers
Limousin – £1520 & £1500 Mirlaw House, £1480, £1450, £1400 (x3) & £1350 Intake Bungalow, £1200 Harnham
British Blue – £1340, £1320 & £1300 (x2) Intake Bungalow, £1220 Harnham, £1180, £1100 (x2) & £1080 Intake Bungalow
Hereford - £1200 & £1180 Mirlaw House
Cows with Calves at Foot
Limousin – £1060 & £1000 East Cocklaw
Angus - £1110, £1010 & £980 West End Town
Saler - £1300 East Cocklaw
Hereford - £1320 & £1060 East Cocklaw
Longhorn - £920 & £900 East Cocklaw
Limousin - £900 & £860 Mickley Moor
Dispersal on behalf of M/s RF Gill & Sons, Collierley Farm
Cows with calves at Foot
Limousin - £1000 (x2)
British Blue - £1200
Angus - £1380, £1300, £1200 & £1120
Simmental - £1440, £1420, £1400, £1360 (x2), £1320, £1280, £1250, £1180 (x2), £1140, £1080 (x2), £1040 & £940
Lincoln Red - £1060 & £1020
Hexham Ppimestock | Tuesday 22nd October 2019
Charolais Heifers – £1150.80, £1143.14, £1130.42 & £1107.15 Barker House
205.5p, 201.5p & 199.5p Barker House
Angus Steers - £970.30 & 156.5p Parkside
A nice entry of cows that would be slightly sharper on the week and topped at 130.5ppk for a British Blue x cow from M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill, Whitfield .
Highest grossing cow came from M/s F Hall & Sons, East Butsfield, Co Durham.
OTM steers sold to 126.5ppk and grossed £1025.92 for a Limousin x from M/s TG Temple & Son, Low Hall.
Limousin – £947.13 East Butsfield, £938.52 West Moorhouses, £918 Glendue, £903.75 Little Swinburne, £870.17 Thornley Hall, £866.25 Little Swinburne, £830.03 West Moorhouses, £751.43 Little Swinburne
127.5p Glendue, 120.5p East Butsfield & Little Swinburne, 118.5p West Moorhouses, 117.5p Camphill, 112.5p Little Swinburne, 108.5p Thornley Hall & West Moorhouses, 107.5p Little Swinburne, 105.5p Ingoe Low Hall, 101.5p Agars Hill
Limousin (Bull) - £1025.92 & 126.5p Ingoe Low Hall
Angus - £969.33 East Butsfield, £904.27 Thornley Hall, £885.20 East Butsfield, £819.74 Glendue
118.5p (x2) East Butsfield, 111.5p Thornley Hall, 105.5p Glendue
British Blue – £935.69 Agars Hill, £890.60 Ingoe Low Hall, £734.23 Spittalshield
130.5p Agars Hill, 121.5p Ingoe Low Hall, 107.5p Spittalshield
Simmental - £735.95 & 102.5p Hackford
Beef Shorthorn - £763.78 & 111.5p Thornley Hall
Shorthorn - £860.33 & 113.5p Spittalshield
South Devon - £939.27, £841.35, £838.89, £831.16 & £752.51 The Deans
123.5p, 119.5p (x2), 117.5p, 113.5p, 112.5p, 110.5p & 109.5p The Deans
A good show of over 1600 lambs forward and looking better after a dry night. Trade slightly easier on the week but the drop was only 2p and not as much as some other centres.
Top price was £89 (217.1p) for Beltex x from Burntongues.
Texel x – £89 East House, £81 High Salmonswell & Rugley Walls, £80.50 Low Eshells & Tosson Tower, £80 High Eshells, High Baulk (x3), Baal Hill & Tosson Tower, £79 East House & Tosson Tower, £78.80 Hedley Park, £78.50 Rugley Walls, £78 High Eshells & Tosson Tower, £77.50 High Eshells, St Oswalds, Red Hemmels, West Kirkheaton & Rugley Walls, £77.20 Old Town & Palm Strothers, £77 Low Eshells, High Salmonswell & High Baulk, £76 Hedley Park, Thornley Hall & Burntongues, £75.80 Cheeseburn Grange, £75.50 Holly Hill West, £75.20 Hedley Park & Palm Strothers, £75 Holly Hill West, Grange House, Aydonshields, West Shields & Rugley Walls, £74.80 Hedley Park, North Cocklake & Grange House
207p East House, 200p & 196.8p Camphill, 192.7p East House, 190.5p High Baulk, 189p St Oswalds, 186.1p High Eshells, 185.4p Hedley Park, 183.3p Camphill, 181.7p & 181.3p St Oswalds, 180.5p East House, 179.1p Hedley Park (x2), 178.1p North Cocklake, 177.8p High Baulk (x2), 176.2p Palm Strothers, 175.7p St Oswalds, 175.5p & 175.1p Palm Strothers, 171.9p Lynup Hill, 171p Hedley Park, 167.1p St Oswalds & Aydonshields, 166.7p Grange House, 166.3p Camphill, 165.4p Hedley Park, 164.7p Lynup Hill, 164.6p Middle Heads, 164.3p North Cocklake, 163.1p St Oswalds & East Newham, 162.8p Thornley Hall & East Farm
Dutch Texel x - £89 Burntongues, £83 Whiteside, £82.50 Burntongues, £78.50, £78.50 Willimoteswick & Whiteside, £78 (x2) Willimoteswick, £75 Burntongues
217.1p Burntongues, 201.3p Whiteside, 191.5p & 185.7p Willimoteswick, 184.2p Whiteside, 183.3p Burntongues, 181.4p Willimoteswick, 179.3p & 174.4p Burntongues
Suffolk x – £78 East Farm & Old Town, £77 Baal Hill, £75 Great Bavington, West Kirkheaton & Old Town, £74 East House, £73.80 Middle Coldcotes & Bingfield East Quarter, £72.80 Baal Hill, £72 East Newham & Middle Coldcotes, £71.80 Bingfield East Quarter, £71.20 Springwell, £70.80 & £70 Great Bavington
167.7p Middle Coldcotes, 167.4p East Newham, 163.6p Middle Coldcotes, 162.8p Great Bavington, 160.9p East House, 159.5p St Oswalds, 158.2p Springwell, 157.3p Great Bavington, 156.1p Bingfield East Quarter, 155.4p Great Bavington, 153.1p Bingfield East Quarter, 150p West Kirkheaton
Beltex x – £79.50 Cheeseburn Grange, £77.50 St Oswalds, £76 Cheeseburn Grange, £74 Grange House
193.9p Cheeseburn Grange, 193.8p St Oswalds, 185.4p Cheeseburn Grange, 185p Grange House
Charollais x - £77.20 Cheeseburn Grange, £74 Thornley Hall, £70 Middle Coldcotes
159.3p Thornley Hall, 159.1p Middle Coldcotes, 151.4p Cheeseburn Grange, 151p Thornley Hall
Cheviot Mule- £71.50 & 155.4p Bingfield Combe
Mule – £63.20 & £62.20 (x2) Thornley Hall, £62 Grindon Hill & Bulls Hill, £61 Frolar Meadows
148.1p (x2) & 147p Thornley Hall, 140.9p Grindon Hill & Bulls Hill
Cast Ewes and Rams
More ewes forward with a top of £77 from Middle Heads.
Texel x – £77 Middle Heads, £65 Ravenside Bungalow, £64 Old Town, £60 Red Hemmels
Suffolk x - £74 Middle Heads
Charollais x – £74 Middle Heads
Mule – £55 Snape Farm & Middle Heads, £51 Codlaw Hill & Middle Heads
Store Cattle including the "Tow Law" Sale & Store | Friday 18th October 2019
Hexham Auction Mart held their weekly sale of Store Cattle & Suckled Calves which incorporated the “Traditional Tow Law Sale” with an entry of 675 head.
Prior to the sale the Prize Show was held, generously sponsored by Yorkshire Bank and Zoetis, and expertly judged by Andrew Moralee, Blackburn Farm who made his awards as follows:-
Best Store Steer/Heifer
First Prize Edlingham Newtown
Second Prize Edlingham Newtown
Third Prize Edlingham Newtown
M/s J Herdman, Edlingham Newtown
Best Limousin Steer
First Prize Lands Farm
Second Prize Lands Farm
Third Prize Longlea
Best Limousin Heifer
First Prize Lands Farm
Second Prize Lands Farm
Third Prize Longlea
M/s Reed, Lands Farm – Limousin Steer
M/s Reed, Lands Farm – Limousin Steer
The Champion Calf, a Limousin Steer, at twelve months, was awarded to WM Reed & Sons, Lands Farm who was presented with the Perpetual Trophy and the Colin Mitchelson Memorial Plate.
This excellent calf later sold at £1200 to The Thompson Family, Sloshed Farm, Bishop Auckland who attend this sale each year.
The Reserve Champion, also a Limousin x Steer from The Reed Family, Lands Farm sold at £1100 to Ian Bowe, Quarry House, Northallerton.
The HH Mews cup for the best Store Beast was awarded to a Limousin Steer from regular consignor, James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown which sold at £1065 to John Otterburn, Helmsley.
With the beef trade still on the decrease rates for store cattle were again considerably easier.
A large company of buyers were in attendance for calves and bid strongly throughout and a very good trade was met in comparison to the stronger cattle trade.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £995 South Kirkheaton
Charolais x heifers – £1060 Edlingham Newtown
Limousin x steers – £980 Little Harle
Limousin x heifers - £1180 Ingoe Low Hall, £940 South Kirkheaton & Ingoe Low Hall, £900 Ingoe Low Hall
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1025 Little Harle, £960 Tenter House, £890 Little Harle
Charolais x heifers – £1065 Edlingham Newtown, £955 East Fourstones, £925 & £890 (x2) Little Harle, £880 Tenter House & Little Harle
Limousin x steers – £1120 Edlingham Newtown, £1100 Blackburn (x2), £1090 Steel Hall, £1080 Little Harle, £1070 Steel Hall, £1055 Edlingham Newtown, £1050 Blackburn & Steel Hall, £1045 Edlingham Newtown, £1040 Blackburn & Little Harle, £1025 Little Harle & Edlingham Newtown, £985 Little Harle, £980 Edlingham Newtown, £965 South Kirkheaton & Little Harle, £960 Cheviot, £950 Ewesley, Little Harle & Edlingham Newtown, £935 Ewesley, £930 Cheviot, £920 Colwell Demesne & Little Harle, £910 & £905 Little Harle, £900 Ewesley & Thornley Hall
Limousin x heifers – £1050 Little Harle, £1020 The Byre & Ingoe Low Hall, £1005 Tarset Hall, £1000 West Kirkheaton, £990 Cheviot & Tarset Hall, £985 Lunns House, £980 The Byre, Colwell Demesne & Lunns House, £970 Tarset Hall, £950 Colwell Demesne, £945 Cheviot, £940 Colwell Demesne, £935 West Kirkheaton & Lunns House, £930 West Kirkheaton & Colwell Demesne (x2), £925 Lunns House (x2), £920 Colwell Demesne, Lunns House & Branton Middlesteads, £905 West Kirkheaton (x2), £885 Glendue, £870 Little Harle & Glendue, £865 Lunns House & Glendue
British Blue x steers - £1085 Warksfield Head, £925 & £865 South Kirkheaton
Simmental x steers – £1040, £1030, £980, £955, £950 (x2), £925, £920, £910 & £900 Ewesley
Simmental x heifers – £890 Hedley West, £860 South Kirkheaton
Angus x steers -£840 High Barns
Angus x heifers – £845 High Barns
Murray Grey steers - £950, £935, £905, £900 & £840 West Hepple
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1045 & £1005 Edlingham Newtown, £955 Thornley Hall, £900, £875 & £850 Woodlands
Charolais x heifers - £1050 Edlingham Newtown, £860 Haggwood
Limousin x steers – £1200 Lands Farm, £1115 Cowburn Rigg, £1100 Lands Farm, £1090 Grange House, £1085 Cowburn Rigg, £1070 Warksfield Head, £1030 Steel Hall & Cowburn Rigg, £1020 Grange House, £1005 Morley Hill, £1000 Warksfield Head & Ouston, £985 Dukesfield Hall, £980 Tenter House, £960 Grange House & Warksfield Head, £955 Morley Hill, £950 Woodlands & Dukesfield Hall, £945 Halton Red House, £940 Crook Dene & Barrasford Green, £935 Rogerley Hall, £925 Warksfield Head & Woodhall, £915 Bulls Hill, £905 Warksfield Head & Redburn, £900 Rogerley Hall, Dukesfield Hall & Barrasford Green, £895 Dukesfield Hall, £890 Dukesfield Hall & Warksfield Head, £885 Warksfield Head (x3), £880 Tenter House, Dyke Nook, Crook Dene (x2) & Tarset Hall, £875 Rogerley Hall, £870 Crook Dene, £865 Barrasford Green, £860 Warksfield Head, Lands Farm & Crook Dene (x2)
Limousin x heifers – £1055 Branton Middlesteads, £1000 Ouston, £960 Grange House, £950 Morley Hill, £935 Dukesfield Hall, £920 Rogerley Hall, £910 Woodhall, £895 Ingoe Low Hall, £890 Dukesfield Hall, £885 Tenter House, £880 Dukesfield Hall, £870 Rogerley Hall, £860 Lands Farm (x2), £855 Grange House, £850 Lands Farm & Longlea
British Blue x steers – £850 Warksfield Head
British Blue x heifers – £875 & £850 Glendue
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £955 Baal Hill, £950 Baal Hill & Dyke Nook, £945 & £940 Baal Hill, £930 West Biggens & Longlea, £920 West Biggens & Barrasford Green, £900 Halton Red House, £890 Longlea, £885 Dukesfield Hall, £865 Dyke Nook, £860 Woodhall, £850 Redburn, £840 Baal Hill (x3) & Dyke Nook, £835 Warksfield Head & Redburn, £830 Longlea, £825 Redburn & Baal Hill
Limousin x heifers – £1080 Lands Farm, £900 West Biggens, £895 Dukesfield Hall, £875 Longlea, £865 Halton Red House, £855 Longlea, £840 Redburn, £810 Rogerley Hall & Baal Hill, £805 Longlea, £800 Halton Red House (x2)
Blonde x steers - £875 Jolly Body (x2)
Blonde x heifers - £830 & £825 (x2) Jolly Body
British Blue x steers – £905 Warksfield Head
Simmental x steers – £890 & £870 Baal Hill
Hexham Mart had 1337 cast sheep this week which would be slightly sharper on the week on average. Large Texel ewes sold well again to £124 from M/s H Huddleston, Round Meadows.
Mules sold to £64 from M/s J Robson & Sons, Hepple Whitefield.
Texel - £85 New Acres, £80 Wolf Hills
Texel x – £124 Round Meadows, £120 Glenhill, £100 Middle Farm, £94 Glenhill, £91 Round Meadows, £80 Burnhope Flatts, New Acres & Rusheylaw, £79 Cornhills, £78 Three Farms, West Wharmley & South Gunnerton
Suffolk - £102 Lowes Fell
Suffolk x – £93 & £84 Sillywrea, £72 Hownsgill, £64 St Oswalds, £61 Rugley Walls
Beltex x - £86 Hownsgill, £80 Hallington High Farm
Leicester - £70 Kellah, £65 Lowes Fell, £62 Camphill, £52 Wolf Hills & Thornley Hall, £501 Thornley Hall
Zwartbles - £52 & £45 Three Farms
Cheviot x - £70 Lowes Fell, £54 Gairshield
Mule – £64 Hepple Whitefield, £59 Stone Hall, West Wharmley & Hallington High Farm, £58 Elrington Hall & Rusheylaw, £55 Lowes Fell, £55 Lowes Fell, £54 Colwell Hill, £53 Stone Hall & Hallington High Farm, £52 Brinkburn Newhouses & Broomhall, £51 Hepple Whitefield, Middle Farm, High Alderheads & Glenhill
Blackface – £56 Rusheylaw, £50 Kellah, £46 Camphill, Closehead, Bridgeford, Stell Green & Gairshield, £45 Kellah, £44 Stell Green, £42 Three Farms, £40 Broomhall & Featherwood (x2)
Swaledale - £42 Linshiels, £40 Round Meadows & Colwell Hill, £38 Branchend £37 Linshiels, £36 The Uplands, Bridgeford & Thornley Hall
Crossbred – £75 Three Farms, £68 Burnhope Flatts, £67 Oakfield House, £64 Three Farms, £62 Oakfield House
Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly store lamb sale with more vendors taking advantage of the Hexham Store ring with 5461 entered this week.
A plainer show forward this week which met the same trade as last week.
Some fantastic Beltex lambs forward from M/s CA&JG Skidmore, Needless Hall sold to £99 and £87
Cheviot lambs from Mr NS Kristensen, Gairshield sold at £71
For entries and enquiries please call Drew Patrick on 07854361967 or Jack Walton on 07739440457 or the office 01434 605444
Texel x – £80 Whitton Glebe & Butterknowes, £77 Highmoss, £76 Butterknowes, £74.50 Cornhills, £74 Whitton Glebe, Butterknowes & New Acres, £73 Bensons Fell, Cornhills & Ridley Stokoe, £72.50 Butterknowes, £72 Archway Cottage, Whitton Glebe, Cornhills (x2), Stobby Lea, Burradon Windyside & Ridley Stokoe, £71.50 Bensons Fell, £71 Bensons Fell & Butterknowes (x2), £70.50 Black Hedley, Spenside, Highmoss & New Acres, £70 Bensons Fell, Thornbrough, Kellah, Falstone Farm, Ridley Stoke & Halfway House
Dutch Texel x - £70 & £63 Agars Hill
Suffolk x – £71.50 Felton Demesne, £69.50 Piatroon & Black Hedley, £69 Felton Demesne, £68.50 Black Hedley, £67.50 High Knitsley, £63 Settlingstones, £62.50 The Bridges, £61.50 Low Struthers
Beltex x - £99, £87 & £84 Needless Hall, £78 & £74.50 Stobby Lea, £74 Needless Hall & Stobby Lea, £72.50 Bavington Hill Head & Needless Hall, £70 Hownsgill (x2)
Cheviot – £71 Gairshield, £64.50 (x2) Flotterton, £57.50 & £52.50 Low Greenley Cleugh, £50 Cottonshope, £50 Flotterton
Cheviot Mule – £56 North Snods, £51 The Sneep
Mule – £62 Kellah, £59 Lilswood Cottage, £58.50 Woodhall, £58 Kellah, Low Acton & Whiskershiel, £57 Whiskershiel, £56 The Uplands & Lilswood Cottage, £55.50 Whiteside Birtley & Chirdon, £55 Gleedlee, Bingfield & Newshield
Blackface – £54.50 Low Greenley Cleugh, £54 Brieredge & Rusheylaw, £53.50 Gleedlee, £52 Flotterton & Edges Green, £49.50 Cottonshope, £49 Featherwood & Whiteside Birtley, £48 Gleedlee & White House Birtley, £47.50 White House Birtley, £47 Broomhall
Swaledale – £43 & £36 Low Huntwell
Herdwick - £21 Gairshield
Crossbred - £73 Bavington Hill Head, £54.50 North Snods, £50 Longshaws & Low Struthers
Store Cattle "Bellingham Sale" | Thursday 17th October 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their special Annual ‘Bellingham’ prize show and sale for spring born suckled calves and offered a sound entry of 905 head consigned by herdmasters from across Northumberland, County Durham and North Yorkshire.
The prize show was kindly sponsored by Carrs Billington, Zoetis Animal Health and The British Limousin Cattle Society and expertly judged by Mr Matthew Brown, Bridlington. With the majority of calves drawn from their mothers on the morning of the sale the priority for many is the swift and efficient haulage, often of considerable numbers of calves, many travelling long journeys from the surrounding hills and valleys and as such a small but select entry was put before the judge.
The show classes were dominated by the Whitfield based Armstrong family of Harlow Bower; long-standing consignors of some of the best calves to be presented at this traditional ‘Bellingham’ sale and their rewards were justified this year. Having taken first prize in both the Limousin cross-bred steer and heifer classes these cattle were brought forward at the request of the judge to stand in contention for the Overall Championship and the handsome Michael Walton Perpetual Silver Challenge Cup. Faced with his first prize black and white bullock and the first prize red heifer, both bred from first cross British Blue mothers out of traditional, square British Friesian dairy cows the judge was swift and concise in awarding the Championship to the heifer which had looked the outstanding and obvious choice during the preliminary classes. Her bullock pen mate was, quite correctly awarded the Reserve Champion rosette in a commendable ‘Double-Whammy’ achievement for father and son Eric & Mark Armstrong.
Everything about the extremely correct heifer caught the eye and as she walked with impeccable behavior on the halter thoughts ringside turned to what price tag the beauty may attain later in the day.
Single Limousin x Steer
First Prize Harlow Bower
Second Prize Heatheridge
Single Limousin x Heifer
First Prize Harlow Bower
Second Prize Beacon Rigg
Best Native Breed Steer
First Prize Cottonshope
Second Prize Cottonshope
Best Native Breed Heifer
First Prize Cottonshope
Mr E Armstrong, Harlow Bower – Heifer
Mr E Armstrong, Harlow Bower - Steer
This particular sale attracts a ringside of buyers to Hexham unlike any other held throughout the course of the year including a great many regular weekly buyers but also considerable numbers of specialist purchasers that come to Hexham solely for this special sale.
It would be fair to say that the pre-sale expectations of both the auctioneers and vendors were largely apprehensive against the backdrop of a lesser trade for yearling cattle seen at other sales and at other centres earlier in the month however such concerns proved unwarranted. With these upland bred calves stored, by and large for longer periods before moving on to the next part of the finishing chain confidence amongst the gathered throng of bidders was relatively high in comparison and the great majority of vendors went home more than satisfied, a number reporting significant increases on the year.
One such consignment, many of which could easily be highlighted was that from The Bell Family, Woodhall, Bardon Mill who came forward with a well-bred pen of ¾ bred Limousin and Blue cross calves with great shape and potential. Their deserved trade peaked at £940, twice for bullocks and £950 for sought after heifers on the day and averaged a noteworthy £868 for 19 steers and 14 heifers at 8 months of age.
At noon the Champion calf was brought forward for the trophy presentation and all such speculation as to its value was ended. With five telephone bidders poised to take part the bidding set off at £1200 and quickly rattled up to £2500 pausing briefly before steadily climbing to a newsworthy £3500 and selling to one delighted purchaser on the end of the phone line. The reserve champion followed for The Armstrongs and the hammer eventually fell at £1040 for the long, square sort with great potential in favour of the judge. Outwith the prize winners Messrs Armstrong enjoyed a fantastic trade on the day buoyed on in part by considerable interest from keen young farmers competing for top quality calves to enter in the annual overwintering competition, financed by the auction company. Steers peaked at £1000 selling to a new buyer in attendance for the first time at this sale from Northamptonshire whilst heifers raced away and topped at £1320 and £1300 to the same purchaser that took home the champion calf. Messrs Armstrong completed a great days trading to average £1123 for ten bullocks and eight cracking heifers sold.
The company would like to thank all involved with the continued success of this particular sale and wish all buyers good luck with their purchases.
Cattle 10 months and under
Charolais x steers – £965 West Wharmley, £920 Wydon, £915, £905 & £880 West Wharmley, £870 Ridley Farm, £865 West Wharmley & The Raw, £850 Wydon, £845 West Wharmley, £830 Ridley Farm (x2) & The Raw, £820 The Raw, £810 Wydon, £800 (x2) & £790 West Wharmley, £780 & £775 The Raw, £770 Wydon, £750 Shilmoor (Wood), Cleughfoot & The Raw, £745 West Wharmley, £735 Ridley Farm
Charolais x heifers – £840, £820, £780 & £755 West Wharmley, £745 Ridley Farm, £730 The Raw, £715 Wydon, £700 Wydon & The Raw
Limousin x steers – £1040 & £1000 Harlow Bower, £985 Willimoteswick, £980 Penpeugh, £970 Morley Hill, Harlow Bower, Allensgreen & Willimoteswick, £960 Cleughfoot & Hole Farm, £955 Harlow Bower, £950 Dyke Nook & Willimoteswick, £945 Hole Farm, £940 Dyke Nook, Cleughfoot, Woodhall (x2), Colwell Demesne, Harlow Bower & Morley Hill, £935 Cleughfoot, £930 Hole Farm, £925 Willimoteswick, £920 Hole Farm, £915 Cleughfoot & Woodhall, £910 Woodhall, Colwell Demesne, Morley Hill & Willimoteswick, £905 Woodhall, £900 Penpeugh, Morley Hill, Mains Rigg & Beacon Rigg, £895 Stone Stile, £890 Penpeugh & Colwell Demesne, £885 Cleughfoot, Nilston Rigg & Allensgreen, £880 Dyke Nook, Glower Oer Him, Penpeugh, West Wharmley & Willimoteswick (x2), £870 Colwell Demesne, £865 Dyke Nook & Heatheridge, £860 Harlow Bower, £855 Glower Oer Him & Mains Rigg, £850 Burnbank, Morley Hill, Allensgreen & Mains Rigg (x2), £840 Morley Hill & Dene House, £835 Haggate & Morley Hill, £830 Shilmoor (Wood) & Harlow Bower, £825 Colwell Demesne, £820 Woodhall & Harlow Bower, £815 Nilston Rigg & Morley Hill, £800 Nilston Rigg & Hole Farm, £795 Glower Oer Him, £790 & £785 Lee Hall, £780 Shilmoor (Cowens), Dyke Nook, Cleughfoot & The Brigg
Limousin x heifers – £3500, £1320 & £1300 Harlow Bower, £1080 Beacon Rigg, £1070 & £1060 Harlow Bower, £1040 Cleughfoot, £1010 Penpeugh, £1000 Harlow Bower & Willimoteswick, £950 Woodhall, £930 Harlow Bower, £910 Penpeugh, £900 Cleughfoot, £880 Nilston Rigg & Willimoteswick, £870 Cleughfoot, £860 Woodhall, £855 Woodhall, Morley Hill & Willimoteswick, £850 Haggate, Penpeugh & Colwell Demesne, £845 Morley Hill & Dene House, £840 Haggate, Glower Oer Him & Hole Farm, £835 Stone Stile & West Wharmley, £830 Stone Stile & Willimoteswick, £820 Dene House, £800 Cleughfoot, Allensgreen & Mains Rigg, £795 Shilmoor (Cowens), Cleughfoot & Beacon Rigg, £785 Morley Hill & Willimoteswick (x2), £780 Glower Oer Him, £760 Colwell Demesne, £750 Dyke Nook
British Blue x steers – £1000 & £960 (x3) Willimoteswick, £915 (x2) Woodhall, £910 & £900 Morley Hill, £860 Woodhall (x2), Morley Hill & Willimoteswick, £850, £840 & £835 Morley Hill, £820 & £770 Woodhall
British Blue x heifers – £935 Woodhall, £930 & £860 Willimoteswick, £855 Woodhall, £850 Morley Hill, £830 Willimoteswick, £810 & £785 Woodhall, £780 Morley Hill, £775 Woodhall, £765 Morley Hill
Angus x steers – £875, £810 (x2) & £750 The Raw
Beef Shorthorn steers - £860 & £810 Cottonshope
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £830 Wydon
Limousin x steers – £650 Featherwood
Scot Gap Mart | Wednesday 16th October 2019
At their weekly sale Scots Gap Auction Mart sold 388 Prime lambs and Cast ewes. Lambs peaked at £82 for heavy sorts from three vendors, Messrs Dodds, West Grange, Messrs Craigs, Tritlington, and Messrs Fenwick, Crook Dene. Lighter weighted sorts sold to 197.5p from Adam & Dan Thompson, The Fawns. Lambs sold to average £77.81 throughout with an SQQ figure of 188.7ppkg.
Cast sheep peaked at £119 for two tremendous Texel ewes from Mark and Andy Dodds, West Grange and at £96 for a cast Texel Ram from Tony and Jack Fenwick, Crook Dene.
Texel x – £82 West Grange, £82 Tritlington Hall, £82 Crook Dene, £81 Grangemoor, £81 (x3) High Baulk, £80 Grangemoor, £80(x2) West Grange, £80 Pitland Hills, £80 (x2) The Fawns, £80 Tritlington Hall, £79.50 Grangemoor, £79 The Fawns.
197.5p & 190.5p The Fawns, 188.4p High Baulk, 187.8p & 186.4p Tritlington, 186.1p The Fawns, 186.1p Tritlington, 184.9p & 184.1p Grangemoor, 176.1p & 162.0p High Baulk.
Suffolk x – £77 The Chesters, £75 Rugley Walls, £75 Dene House.
154.0p The Chesters.
Char x - £75 Buckshaw.
Mule - £75 & 148.0p Pitland Hills.
Texel Ram – £96 Crook Dene
Texel x Ewe -£119, £95 & £93 West Grange
Mule - £61.50 Dene House, £60 West Grange, £58 & £55 Crook Dene, £52 Wittonstone, £50 Dene House, £49 Buckshaw, £48 Tritlington Hall.
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 15th October 2019
Three butchers heifers forward from M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House that sold to 199.5ppk.
Charolais Heifers – £1170, £1145 & £1087.28 Barker House
199.5p, 197.5p & 193.5p Barker House
Smaller show of cows that sold to 123.5ppk for a Limousin x cow from M/s AB&FS Fenwick, Crook Dene.
Cast Bulls sold to 93.5ppk for a Charolais from M/s Ivison, Cooper House.
Limousin – £1023.03 Crook Dene, £969.33 Elrington Hall, £840.09 Coldwell, £837.33 Hackford, £816.63 Coldwell
123.5p Hackford, 121.5p Crook Dene, 119.5p Coldwell, 118.5p Elrington Hall, 117.5p Coldwell, 113.5p Hackford, 111.5p West Deanraw, 109.5p Great Bavington, 107.5p Crook Dene
Charolais – £1009.79 & 120.5p Loadman
Charolais (Bull) - £932.20 Cooper House
British Blue – ££891.47 Elrington Hall, £828.14 West Deanraw
119.5p Elrington Hall & West Deanraw
Galloway - £642.35 & £561.98 High Thorneyburn
93.5p High Thorneyburn
Galloway (Bull) - £819.23 & 82.5p High Thorneyburn
A good show of over 1700 lambs forward saw an increase in trade with the overall average 4p better on the week with all classes easier to sell.
Top price was £93 & 216.3p from Watch Currock.
Texel x – £93 Watch Currock, £87.50 Agars Hill, £86.50 Watch Currock, £84.50 Grange House, £84 Camphill & Blackburn, £83.50 High Baulk & Tosson Tower, £83 East Matfen, £82 Stotsfold, £81.50 Thockrington, £81 Grange House & Burntongues, £80.50 High Eshells, £80 Mickley Moor, Tosson Tower (x2) & High Knitsley, £79 Hedley Park, Littlebeck, Watch Currock & Low Staples, £78.80 Tosson Tower, £78.50 Grange House & Thockrington, £78 High Baulk, Thockrington & Agars Hill, £77.80 Grange House, £77.50 Thockrington, Camphill & Tosson Tower, £77 Low Eshells, East Matfen, Brixter Hill, Baal Hill, Burntongues & Halton Red House, £76.80 High Eshells, Hedley Park, Watch Currock (x2) & High Knitsley, £76.50 High Baulk, Watch Currock & Tosson Tower, £76.20 Low Eshells
216.3p & 201.2p Watch Currock, 198.9p Agars Hill, 192.1p Grange House, 190.9p Camphill, 190.7p Stotsfold, 189.8p Grange House & High Baulk, 188.1p Littlebeck, 187.5p East House, 187.2p High Eshells, 186.3p Matfen High House, 184.1p Burntongues, 183.7p Low Staples & Hedley Park, 182.9p Fell Lane, 182.6p Blackburn, 181.8p Mickley Moor, 181.4p Agars Hill, 180.5p Fell Lane, 179.8p Low Eshells & Middle Heads, 174.6p Watch Currock, 174.3p Hedley Park, 170.7p Grange House, Hedley Park & Watch Currock, 169.8p Aydonshields, 169.4p East Matfen, 168.3p Hedley Park, 168.2p & 168.1p Watch Currock, 168p Fell Lane
Dutch Texel x – £87 & £83 Burntongues, £80.80 & £80 Willimoteswick, £77 Burntongues, £76.20 Willimoteswick, £73.80 North Cocklake
212.2p & 197.6p Burntongues, 197.1p Willimoteswick, 183.3p Burntongues, 173.9p & 173.2p Willimoteswick, 165.5p North Cocklake
Suffolk x – £80 Brixter Hill, £77 Brixter Hill & Woodlands Hall, £76.20 Blackburn, £76 Baal Hill & Thockrington, £75.80 Middle Coldcotes, £75 Thockrington, Great Bavington (x2), High Knitsley & Old Town, £74.50 East House, £74.20 Rare Dean & Middle Coldcotes, £74 Baal Hill, Great Bavington (x2), Middle Heads, Lunns House, Old Town & Rare Dean
166.3p Lunns House, 165.6p East House, 164.9p Middle Coldcotes, 161.3p Rare Dean, 160.9p Middle Heads, 160.7p & 160p Lunns House, 159.6p & 159.3p Fairley, 157.9p Middle Coldcotes, 157.8p Lunns House
Beltex x – £92.50 & £80.50 Kellah, £72 Fell Lane
215.1p Kellah, 200p Fell Lane, 196.3p Kellah
Charollais x - £76.50 Middle Coldcotes
Leicester x- £75 & £72.80 North Cocklake
Vendeen - £73 & £72.50 Middle Coldcotes
164.8p & 158.7p Middle Coldcotes
Mule – £75.80 Kellah, £75.50 & £73.50 North Cocklake, £72 Kellah, £70 North Cocklake & Camphill, £69.50 Bulls Hill,
159.8p, 155.6p & 155p North Cocklake, 152.2p Camphill, 151.1p Bulls Hill, 150p & 148.6p Kellah
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £75 Halton Red House
Leicester - £80 East Unthank
Blackface Ram Sale | Monday 14th October 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual prize show and sale of Blackface Rams & Ram lambs on behalf of members of The North of England Branch of The Blackface Sheep Breeders Association and offered a catalogued entry of 251 rams comprising 230 shearlings and 21 ram lambs representing a reduction of only 8 sheep on the year.
Prior to the sale the prize show was conducted, once again generously sponsored by The NFU Mutual Hexham Office and anticipation was, as always high. The Shearling classes were presided over by Mr George Burnie, Alnwick who was faced with an initial entry of twenty big, strong rams from noted breeders within the branch. Mr Burnie very quickly and professionally made his early selections and reduced this number to a smart dozen which he promptly inspected at close quarters to then arrive at a final line up of five outstanding sheep all with a very similar modern stamp to them for which this sale is now renowned.
Taking the Shearling Championship was a big powerful tup from Frank Hall, shepherd at Yatesfield with the leader from his own pen of three all by a Larg of Creetown sire. This one had been subject of much discussion and was certainly fancied following the traditional ‘tup nights’ held in the run up to the sale.
The Ram Lamb classes were judged by local enthusiast Mrs Karen Gaukrodger, Elsdon and a mixed entry of nine lambs consisting of both traditional Hexham types and those sired by Scottish bred rams were put before the lady judge. It was the latter that emerged victorious in the form of a very sparky lamb consigned by Robert Mackay, Billsmoor Park by a Drannandow, Newton Stewart sire which also had been the focus of much speculation following local sheep shows held latterly.
The Scotch ram class was ably judged by Mr Alec Telfer, Selkirk and a precursor to the overall championship, his main task of the day. Again a nice entry of shearling rams were put forward for the judges consideration totaling nine in number with influences from both Newton Stewart and Lanark purchases. The judge worked swiftly and diligently to award the first prize rosette and The Bob Jackson Trophy to the pen leader from Messrs Walton, The Dudlees brought out by Steven Mackay who had bred this one using a home-bred son of a £6000 Parkhall purchased in 2016 going back to a £20,000 Dyke sheep.
With the preliminary judges working towards their awards for the group classes Mr Telfer turned his attention to the earlier individual champions in consideration for The Edmundbyres Cup and The Overall Championship. The big, broad and colourful shearling stood alongside the sweet and stylish ram lamb with bags of potential and it was the latter; number 241, from Robert Mackay’s Billsmoor Park flock that took the coveted accolade.
1st – F. Hall, Yatesfield (85)
2nd – Messrs Murray, Sewingshields (1)
3rd – Messrs Charlton, Whiteside (33)
Group of Three;
1st – Messrs Murray, Stell Green (134,135,136)
2nd – Messrs Walton, Toft House (38,39,40)
3rd – Messrs Murray, Sewingshields (3,4,5)
1st – R Mackay, Billsmoor Park (241)
2nd – Messrs Robson, Yatesfield (253)
3rd – Messrs Robson, Yatesfield (252)
Group of Three;
1st – Messrs Robson, Yatesfield (252, 253, 254)
2nd – P Tunrbull, Debdon (257, 258, 259)
3rd – Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill (246, 247, 248)
1st – F T Walton, The Dudlees (27)
2nd – A&A Mackay, The Dudlees (32)
3rd – Messrs Elliot, Fleehope (153)
OVERALL CHAMPION – R Mackay, Billsmoor Park (241)
RESERVE CHAMPION – F Hall, Yatesfield (85)
The company wishes to gratefully acknowledge the efforts of all exhibitors that presented sheep for the judging and the considered opinion of the respected judges as well as the generosity of our annual sponsors, all of whom contribute to make the show one of the most anticipated contests of the mart sales calendar.
SALE REPORT (In catalogue order)
As the prize show was concluded the alleyways began to fill and following an encouraging trade for females ten days previously a great deal of potentially new purchasers started to appear. The sale ring was packed at start time and the first sheep into the ring from Angus and Jamie Murray, Sewingshields set the tone with regard to breeders sheep throughout the day. Having stood 2nd prize in the show the big, powerful sort by a Robert Mackay, Westhills sire quickly travelled to £3500 selling in a shared purchase to next door neighbour Neil Robson, Townshields and leading North Yorkshire based breeder Peter Turnbull, Shepherds Croft, Kildale.
It was a change of sire that saw the next highest price from this home at £2400 got by a home bred son of a Wanwood Hill which sold to Michael and Andrew Gibson, Thornton Tower, Newbrough.
Angus & Craig Ballantyne brought forward a nice pen of sheep from The Lampert in The Irthing Valley, Gilsland and were rewarded with a return of £1100 for their second sold by a Peel-a-Hill which went back to another Cumbrian flock, that of Messrs Dalgleish & Waugh, The Crew, Roadhead.
The third prize shearling from Dennis and Stuart Charlton, Whiteside was their lead sheep and had been well-fancied all morning having been bred, as was most of their pen, by a Carrick tup which left his mark and some profit. The prize winner sold for £1800 to John and Jonjo Pattinson, Hot Bank whilst another, of a very similar traditional stamp sold for £1300 to the aforementioned Messrs Dalgleish & Waugh.
The 2nd prize winning trio from Messrs Walton, Toft House were the first that made an explosive impact on the sale much like those regularly experienced on the farm of their origin, high on the Otterburn Army Ranges. Experienced hand Stuart Robson had turned out yet another pen of eye catchers and his first, by the £16,000 Wanwood Hill sheep quickly rose to £8,000 with Andrew Murray, Stell Green emerging victorious.
Immediately following was another by the same sire and it was this one that proved to be the bell-ringer on the day. With a full ringside of keen lone breeders and perhaps even keener ‘consortiums’ the tup with all the attributes so cherished by the branch its members set off at a pace. This one quickly surpassed its pen-mate climbing first to a round ten thousand then, under the gavel of Brian Rogerson on to the top price of the day at £11,000 purchased by Martyn Archer in a joint buy for the flocks of Armstrong & Hunter, Carrick and Messrs Hunter, The Steel.
Two more followed from Toft House; the next being the third of the 2nd prize trio by a Penpeugh tup that sold for £2000 to James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown, Alnwick and another by the same sire that went for £1200 to Messrs Stephenson, Blagdon Burn on the heather-clad Simonside Hills, Rothbury.
Mrs Annabelle Morshead, Nilston Rigg, Langley-on-Tyne, a well-respected and long-time lady breeder within the branch brought a stylish pen of tups forward and her opener by a 2017 bought £4000 Toft House came very close to re-couping that initial outlay selling for £3500 to another stalwart of the Hexham type; Willie Woodman, Great Chesters.
Another lady breeder: Mrs Caroline Hunter brought her annual offering of power, stretch, colour and skins from Carrick also on the Military Estate and with considerable influence from Toft House bred sheep saw top returns throughout her run. The first by a £12,000 Stuart Robson sheep sold for £2,200 to The Charlton Family, Whiteside; the second, her fifth in, by a £4000 sire from the same near neighbour-breeder was purchased for £2,300 by Steven Hogg for his employers Messrs Sordy and use under his charge at Hazelton Rigg, Alnham, Alnwick. The third at four figures from the Carrick pen sold at £1500 to John Dixon, Chirdon having been sired by a £3500 Steel bred tup, completing the trio of four figured sheep from Messrs Armstrong & Hunter.
Also from the Rede Valley were the stylish pen belonging to Selby & Alan Robson, Yatesfield that have successfully used both Hexham and Scotch tups for a number of years to great effect. The first such example of this was a sharp sort by a Messrs Ramsay bred Milnmark sire that sold for £2200 to the high-end commercial operation of Messrs G H Walton & Sons, Greyside, Hexham. Another sold later in this run, also with considerable influence from North of The Border bred by a loaned sheep from Messrs Gray of Unthank that cashed at £1700 to one of the furthest travelled purchasers on the day and newcomers to the type Messrs Ritter of Derbyshire who have returned to this centre following only their second year purchasing top quality ewe lambs at the opening sale in September.
After his earlier success in the show ring and with a hand in turning out the rams for Messrs Robson, Frank Hall then brought his own breeding to the sale ring and was duly rewarded. The champion shearling by a Larg of Creetown purchase was focus of a deal of attention and the crowd at ringside swelled to see this one sold, with bidding from all corners of the auditorium. In only the third joint purchase of the morning this one was shared at the handsome price of £7500 between a brace of Robsons; those of Townshields, The Roman Wall and he of Toft house, Stuart, on behalf of his partnership there with Messrs Walton. Frank went on to sell two more by the same sire at £1000 and £1400 to Campbell Hewitson, Featherwood Partnership and Keith Preston, Elsdon respectively achieving a commendable average of £3300 per head.
The Alston based flock of Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill was next to breed a pair of high ranking tups, the first by a £2800 tup purchased from Messrs McClymont, Kirkstead which changed hands at £2000 to Angus Ballantyne, The Lampert, whilst another later in this run sold for £2600 to Charlie Halbert, Prospect House.
Messrs Hunter, The Steel brought a quintet of big hitters to Hexham and saw a level trade throughout, four of these having been sired by the £12,000 Toft House purchase. Their pen leader was however by a home-bred sheep by the £12000 Toft House and this one sold for £1900 to previous purchasers from this flock Messrs MacFarlane Farms, Quixwood, Duns.
The first prize group of three shearlings attracted great interest in a level pen of sheep brought from the furthest reaches of Roman Wall country by Andrew Murray, Stell Green and a level trade with a leading average of £2957 for seven sold on the day was his well-deserved reward.
The 2013 purchase from George Famelton, Horseholm bought for £2600 well and truly paid off for Andrew as the sheep sired the winning trio and a pretty purse besides. The first cashed for £7500 to Toft House and Townshields, the second for £1900 to The Steel and the third for £800 to Agnes & James Sinton, Whitehouse. A change of breeding then also paid dividends as a home-bred son of a £4000 Wanwood Hill left almost as much with three selling in succession for £6000 and £2500; both to Messrs Pattinson, Hot Bank with a third for £1000 going to the Coquet Valley flock of John Armstrong at Rookland. The last of the seven also reached four figures at £1000, by a £3200 Horseholm also going to Whitehouse contributing to one of the top flock averages on the day.
The leading North Yorkshire flock of Peter Turnbull, Shepherds Croft, Kildale saw the next noteable exchange which was that of £1900 for a sheep got by a home-bred son of £1600 Carrick purchase which sold in a split to Robert Mackay, Billsmoor Park and Stuart Robson for Toft House.
Messrs Paxton, Greenleighton saw smart return from a Wanwood Hill purchase with their three lead tups all by the same stock sheep selling for £4400, £1800 and £1100 to the noted flocks of Messrs Ridley, Shitlington Hall; Messrs Yeats, Close-a-Burn and The Lampert respectively to round off a nice days trading for the father/daughter team of Geoff Paxton and Fiona Goodfellow.
Dave & Stuart Hall, The Dunns, Elsdon brought a pen full forward that were short of neither size nor colour and sold well for the father and son from the foot of Billsmoor. Their first by a Horseholme sheep selling for £1350 to Peter Charleton, Dueshill with another later in their run by a Hot Bank steadily climbing to £1500 and taken home to the longstanding and very traditional Hexham type flock of Edgar Charlton, Greenleas.
The pen opener from Neil Robson, Townshields by a £2600 Wanwood purchase sold for a straight £1000 to near neighbours along The Roman Wall Willie and Stewart Weatherson, Edges Green whilst the dearest from this pen on the day, by a Dryhope tup sold to £1200 and was bought by Messrs Wanwood Partners.
As the shearling catalogue drew to a close John and Jonjo Pattinson saw a steady return as requirements and orders were becoming increasingly filled however a tup in the middle of their run, by the £12500 Toft House was chased hard up to £1900 and will no doubt be acclimatised selling to Messrs Jameson, West Hot Bank in the same parish.
Leading Flock Averages (Shearlings, In sale order)
Flock No. Sold Top (£) Average (£)
Sewingshields 10 3500 1035
Whiteside 5 1800 1040
Toft House 6 11000 3908
Nilston Rigg 4 3500 1192
Carrick 8 2300 1237
Yatesfield 8 2200 950
Yatesfield (F Hall) 3 7500 3300
Steel 5 1900 1060
Penpeugh 4 1000 800
Stell Green 7 7500 2957
Shepherds Croft 2 1900 933
Greenleighton 5 4400 1646
The Dunns 7 1500 1014
Townshields 5 1200 880
Hot Bank 6 1900 806
A small but select entry of ram lambs were presented which included the Overall Champion from Robert Mackay by a Drannandow which was the first to be sold and after a cautious start was knocked down for £800 to Angus Ballantyne, The Lampert.
The next of note was from Selby Robson, Yatesfield by The £12000 Shepherds Croft and part of the first prize group of three which was sold to George Famelton, Horseholme for £500. Paul Turnbull, Debdon had the second prize group and his dearest lamb sold for £360 to Messrs Paxton, Greenleighton having been sired by a loan sheep from the same noted breeders obviously keen to acquire some fresh blood whilst retaining a proportion of their own proven line.
Once again the company would like to thank all involved with this important show and sale; sponsors, judges, consignors and purchasers for their continued support and all at Hexham & Northern Marts look forward to the same event in October of next year.
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 11th October 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their special prize show and sale of Limousin cross bred sucklers incorporating the weekly sale of store cattle and offered an increased entry on the year of 1022 head.
Prior to the sale the show classes were decided and once again generously sponsored by Armstrong Watson Accountants, The Farmers Guardian and The Limousin Cattle Society. Presiding as judges were regular Hexham customers and high end finishers Roger & Robert Nicholson, Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley who were faced with a superb entry, restricted solely to cattle sired by the Limousin bull.
The group awards were dominated by father and son team Richard & Chris Thornton, Cornhills, Kirkwhelpington who presented several outstanding pens of fours taking first prize in both the steer and heifer classes with the male offering going on to take The North Western Limousin Cattle Breeders Trophy for the Champion pen of four. The quartet; a sublime pen of red steers at fourteen months with length and shape unlikely to be surpassed in this traditional month of cattle sales were a sight to behold and testament to Messrs Thornton’s approach of cross breeding using top quality Pedigree Limousin sires over their Blue cross stock cows, the result being a commercial animal of tremendous quality and potential which, amongst others attracts buyers to the Hexham ringside from all over the UK.
The individual steer and heifer classes saw select entries with a level of quality unrivalled across the region that saw cattle brought forward to the show ring from Northumberland, County Durham and The Scottish Borders and it was the sole Scottish bred animal that emerged victorious to take The Overall Championship and The George Stappard Memorial Challenge Cup. The champion was an extremely correct bullock at 11 months of age from brothers Tom and Blair Cockburn, Kingside, Leadburn, Peebleshire which was expertly presented on the halter by Allan Jackson. The bullock; out of a Simmental cross Blue mother led very well on the halter and looked every inch the champion when it entered the sale ring at 12 noon and quickly travelled to the top price of the day at £1280 selling to the judges who backed their earlier decision and took their pick back home to South Yorkshire.
Standing as a worthy Reserve Champion was the first prize heifer; a sweet, red, seven-eighths bred topper from annual consignors to this sale and renowned local breeders Messrs Lee, Agars Hill, Whitfield. This one displayed all the ‘Agars Hill’ trademarks of a great outlook combined with bags of potential that made the heifer highly desirable and the target of a number of ‘best-end’ finishers that are a constant presence at the Hexham ringside. Presented on behalf of the family business by father and son Steven and Sam Lee the heifer sold for one of the top female prices on the day at £1140 being taken home to Broxburn, West Lothian by long standing buyer at this centre Mr Walter Dandie, Learielaw.
Four Limousin x Steers
First Prize Cornhills
Second Prize Cornhills
Four Limousin x Heifers
First Prize Cornhills
Single Limousin x Steer
First Prize Kingside
Second Prize Lands Farm
Third Prize Ricknall Grange
Single Limousin x Heifer
First Prize Agars Hill
Second Prize Agars Hill
Third Prize Lands Farm
Overall Champion Single Calf
M/s Cockburn, Kingside
Reserve Champion Single Calf
M/s Lee, Agars Hill
Best Pen of Four Limousin x Calves
M/s Thornton, Cornhills (Steers)
With the ceremony of the show taken care of the proper business of the day began and such is the renown of this particular sale at this centre that the ringside was full at start time with a great many buyers assembled from all over the UK.
The current climate within the industry Is well-documented and has been debated in market canteens up and down the country this week in particular however the quality of breeding behind the cattle offered at this sale ensured trade was as expected throughout and marginally improved on that seen earlier in the month. Buyers were understandably cautious towards the early offering of older, forward sorts and this trend was also evident with weight-making steers throughout the focus of some apprehensive purchasing. Heifers on the other hand with more outlets available for these in future months looked well-sold in comparison and on many occasions were subject of some spirited bidding.
Outwith the show cattle top prices on the day were attained by some of the notable lots which figure highly at this sale each year. Bullocks peaked at £1170 from Cornhills with another at £1160 from father and daughter Graham and Gemma Common, Low Ardley, Hexhamshire. Heifers topped at £1160 from the aforementioned Agars Hill and another at £1150 was sold by Peter & Trish Gordon, Old Deanham, Scots Gap.
With quality, well-bred and well=presented sorts in greatest demand a number of larger consignments featured consistently amongst the highlights of the sale and these included; Messrs Thornton, Cornhills who sold 23 steers and 21 heifers at 14-16 months to average £1085; Messrs Reed, Lands Farm who sold 31 steers and 23 heifers at 12-15 months top average £957; Messrs Common, Low Ardley who sold 37 steers and 28 heifers at 11-16 months to average £934 and Messrs Lee, Agars Hill who sold 68 calves on the day (37 steers and 31 heifers) at 9-14 months to return £910 throughout.
With the ‘Bellingham’ and ‘Tow Law’ sales to be held in succession over Thursday and Friday next week the auctioneers would be pleased to speak with both vendors and potential purchasers to discuss how trading at Hexham Auction Mart can benefit your business.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1050, £1025 & £900 Dovecote
Charolais x steers – £1025 Broomfield
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers – £1170 Cornhills, £1160 Low Ardley, £1155 Cornhills (x2), £1150 Stone Stile, £1130 Steel Hall, Highwood & Cornhills, £1115 Little Swinburne & Highwood, £1100 Cornhills (x2), £1095 Old Deanham, £1090 Blackburn, Highwood, Cornhills & Low Ardley, £1085 Featherwood, £1080 Little Swinburne & Highwood, £1075 Steel Hall & Cornhills, £1070 Highwood (x2), £1065 Halton Red House, £1060 Highwood & Agars Hill, £1055 Highwood, £1050 Highwood & Cornhills, £1045 Highwood, £1030 & £1025 Halton Red House, £1020, £1015 & £1000 Highwood, £990 Blackburn, £985 Old Deanham, £970 Barrasford Green, £965 Old Deanham (x2), £955 Barrasford Green, £950 Rogerley Hall, £940 Dovecote & Barrasford Green (x2), £935 Featherwood, £925 Dovecote, £915 Little Swinburne, £910 Dovecote & Stone Stile, £900 Rawfoot
Limousin x heifers – £1150 Old Deanham, £1140 Agars Hill, £1130 Low Middleton, £1120 Old Deanham & Cornhills, £1110 Low Ardley, £1100 & £1095 Lunns House, £1090 Kirkhouse & Cornhills, £1085 The Granary, £1070 Cornhills, £1060 Wingates South, £1055 The Granary, £1050 Cornhills & Rawfoot, £1045 Greenshields, Low Middleton & Cornhills, £1040 Lunns House, £1035 Lunns House & Wingates South, £1030 Kirkhouse, £1020 Old Deanham, £1015 Rawfoot, £1010 Kirkhouse, £1000 Old Deanham990 Old Deanham & Kirkhouse, £980 Low Ardley, £975 Lands Farm, £960 China Hall, £955 Cornhills & Stone Stile, £950 Ricknall Grange, £945 Well House, £935 Wingates South, £930 Stone Stile, £925 Wingates South & Low Middleton, £920 Cornhills, £900 Woodhead
British Blue x steers - £1080 Old Deanham
British Blue x heifers – £1055, £945 & £935 Old Deanham
Angus x steers - £1070, £1015 & £1000 Highwood, 3950 Barrasford Green
Angus x heifers – £940 Hedley West
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers – £1280 Kingside, £1140 & £1130 Lands Farm, £1125 Low Ardley & West Biggens (x2), £1110 Lands Farm, £1090 Low Ardley, £1085 Lands Farm & Low Ardley (x2), £1080 Cornhills, £1070 Little Swinburne, Low Ardley & Burntongues, £1055 Lands Farm & Agars Hill, £1050 Low Middleton & Low Ardley, £1045 Agars Hill, £1040 Low Ardley, £1030 Little Swinburne & Lands Farm (x2), £1025 Lands Farm, £1020 Halton Red House, £1015 Low Eshells, £1010 Broomfield, Lands Farm, Agars Hill & West Biggens, £1000 Old Deanham, Lands Farm & Low Ardley, £990 Broomfield, Lands Farm, Rogerley Hall, Agars Hill & Burntongues, £980 Broomfield & Lands Farm, £970 Agars Hill, £965 Woodhead, £955 Old Deanham, £950 Lands Farm & Burntongues, £945 Burntongues, £940 Little Swinburne, Low Eshells & Woodhead, £930 Low Ardley & Rogerley Hall, £920 Stone Stile, Low Ardley, Reavley, Flotterton & Flotterton Cottage
Limousin x heifers – £1160 Agars Hill, £1150 Middle Horsleyhope, £1130 Cornhills, £1100 Cornhills & Lands Farm, £1095 Cornhills, £1065 Low Middleton, £1040 Agars Hill, £1035 Burntongues, £1030 Lands Farm, West Biggens & Low Ardley, £1025 Low Ardley, £1020 Lands Farm & Burntongues, £1010 Lands Farm & Rogerley Hall, £1005 Brandon Hall, £1000 Burntongues & Reavley, £995 Low Ardley & Brandon Hall, £990 Low Ardley, £985 Old Deanham & Lands Farm, £980 Lands Farm, £975 Rogerley Hall, £970 Low Eshells, Lands Farm & Agars Hill, £965 West Biggens, £960 Lands Farm, £955 Low Ardley, £950 Lands Farm, £945 Rogerley Hall & Agars Hill, £940 Lands Farm, £935 Brandon Hall & Kingside, £930 Old Deanham, Kirkhouse & Lands Farm (x2), £925 Agars Hill, £920 Low Ardley, Low Eshells, Burntongues, Kingside, Lands Farm & Agars Hill, £915 Agars Hill & Frosterley, £910 Old Deanham, Agars Hill, West Biggens & Kingside, £905 Low Ardley & Agars Hill, £900 Low Ardley & Agars Hill
Charolais x steers – £920 China Hall
British Blue x steers – £950 Rawfoot, £945 Kingside, £930 Rawfoot, £925 Kingside, £920 Middle Horsleyhope
British Blue x heifers – £1065 Rawfoot, £910 Middle Horsleyhope
Simmental x steers – £900 Rogerley Hall
Angus x steers – £1040 Kirkley Hall
Angus x heifers - £905 Barrasford Green, £895 Kirkley Hall
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £1040 & £1030 Ricknall Grange, £930 Haggate, £870 Woodhead, £860 Agars Hill
Limousin x heifers – £800 Haggate
Hexham Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 115 cast sheep. Trade on the whole slightly sharper than last week but definitely sharper for the better end of continentals with M/s E&I Hall, New Houses, Hallington selling Beltex x ewes to a high of £138. M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope also had a cracking trade with their run of Beltex ewes selling to £130 on two separate occasions.
Texel ewes sold to £124 again from M/s Hall and £119 from M/s Huddleston, Round Medows.3
Cast tups sold to a high of £126 for a Texel from M/s JE Anderson & Son, Whiskershiel. Blackface tups sold to £72 from M/s Weatherson, Edges Green. Mules sold to £62 from Mr R Haywood, Newonstead.
Texel - £126 Whiskershiel, £80 Hetherington (x2)
Texel x – £124 New Houses, £119 Round Meadows, £112 & £109 New Houses, £100 Ridley Stokoe, £78 Throstle Nest, £77 Ridley Stokoe, £76 Lilswood Cottage, £75 Duddo Hill, £73 Lee Hall, £72 Round Meadows, £71 Throstle Nest, £70 Middle Horsleyhope & Kimmerston
Suffolk x – £88 Middle Horsleyhope, £78 Duddo Hill, £74 Birtley Old School
Beltex - £138 New Houses, £130 (x2) Middle Horsleyhope, £120 & £114 New Houses, £107 Middle Horsleyhope
Cheviot – £58 & £55 Embley, £48 Bellshiel
Cheviot Mule – £53 Hetherington
Mule – £62 & £58 Newonstead, £57 Duddo Hill & Baal Hill, £56 Round Meadows, £52 Middle White Hill & Baal Hill, £51 Round Meadows, £50 West Deanraw, Whiskershiel & Lilswood Cottage
Blackface – £72 Edges Green, £46 & £42 Kellah, £41 Whiskershiel, £40 Duddo Hill
Swaledale – £45 Round Meadows, £44 The Wham, £41Bellshiel, £40 The Wham & Lilswood Cottage, £39 Westburnhope, £37 Tecket & Ouston
Jacob - £47 Kimmerston
Rough Fell - £40 Lynnshield
Crossbred - £59 Kimmerston
Hexham Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 5080 store lambs. Trade again followed on from last week with a packed ringside of 35 active buyers which resulted in trade being slightly sharper again. More lambs could have been sold to vendor advantage.
Sale topped at £84 for Texel lambs from M/s Henderson & Sons, Felton Demesne
M/s J Green, Follions sold a fantastivc pen of 50 Texel x lambs to sell for £82.50
Mule lambs continue to sell well at Hexhasm and sold to a high of £69.50 for a penful from W&PF Walton, Penpeugh.
Blackface lambs again sold well and sought after and sold to £56.50 from M/s Scott, The Brigg.
Cheviot Lambs sold to £66 from new vendor at Hexham M/s AR Bell & Son, South Charlton, Alnwick.
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Texel - £74.50 & £69 Moorlaws
Texel x – £84 Felton Demesne, £82.50 Follions, £80 Whiteside Birtley, £79 Follions, £78 High Lovelady Shield, £74 South Gunnerton, £73 Waite Farm, £72.50 Carrycoats, £72 Whiteside Birtley (x3), £71.50 High Barns, £71 Milfield Demesne, £70.50 Billerley (x2) & Longshaws, £70 Carrycoats (x2), Rusheylaw, Errington Red House, High Lovelady Shield, Whiteside Birtley, £70 Hetherington, £69.50 Errington Red House, High Lovelady Shield & Ravensworth Grange, £69 South Gunnerton, Felton Demesne, Nunstainton & Waite Farm (x2), £68.50 Snitter, Nunstainton, Normans Riding (x2) & Hetherington, £68 West Houses, Milfield Demesne & Piatroon, £67.50 Errington Red House (x2), Sherburn Tower & South Gunnerton, £67 Stanton Town Head, £66.50 The Hott, Errington Red House, Stanton Town Head, Longshaws & High Barns, £66 Chesterwood, Donkleywood & Blackhill, £65.50 Riding Farm, Prospect Grange & The Ash
Dutch Texel x - £76 Bridgeford, £73.50 Wallend, £73 Bridgeford
Suffolk x – £74 East Fourstones & Black Hedley, £73 Piatroon, £71.50 Sherburn Tower, £70 Black Hedley, £69.50 West Houses, £67 East Fourstones, £64 The Boat, £61 Low Huntwell, £59 East Fourstones
Beltex x - £79 Mill House, £77 Low West House, £74.50 The Throp, £74 Wallend, £73 The Throp, £70.50 Wallend, £70 Throstle Nest, Low West House & Mill House, £69.50 Mill House, £67 Closehead & Westburnhope, £66 Grange Farm, Throstle Nest & West End Town, £63 Westburnhope
Cheviot x - £66 South Charlton, £48 Lynnshield
Cheviot Mule - £65 South Charlton
Mule – £69.50 Penpeugh, £66 Amos Hill, £64.50 Kellah, £64 Chirdon & Gleedlee, £61 Dyke Nook, £60.50 Woodhall, £58 Rusheylaw, £55.50 Low Acton, £55 Westburnhope & Highwood, £54 High Lovelady Shield, £53.50 Brieredge, £52.50 Tecket, Whiskershiel & Coatlith
Blackface – £56.50 The Brigg, £54 Greenleas, £53.50 Edges Green, £51 Featherwood, £50 Grasslees, £49.50 & £49 Featherwood, £45 Grasslees, £44.50 Featherwood
Swaledale - £48 Sundaysight, £38 & £35 Low Bleakhope, £33 Sundaysight
Scot Gap Mart | Wednesday 9th October 2019
At their weekly sale Scots Gap Auction Mart sold prime lambs to a top of £96 (208.7ppkg) from Adam and Dan Thompson, The Fawns and Cast Sheep to a top of £99 from Jeremy Dodds, High House, Milbourne. The sale averaged £78 for 49kg and returned an SQQ figure of 184.1ppkg.
Texel x – £96, £86, £85 The Fawns, £84 Old Town, £83 The Chesters, £82 West Grange, £81.80 & £81 The Fawns, £80 High House, £80 West Grange, £80 The Fawns, £78 (x2) The Chesters, £78 High House, £77.50 (x2) High House.
208.7p The Fawns, 190.5p High House, 190.5p The Fawns, 188.9p The Fawns, 186.1p West Grange, 185.9p The Fawns, 185.7p High House, 179.5p Whittonshields, 175.5p & 165.3p The Fawns, 160.8p West Grange
Suffolk x - £82, £77 The Fawns, £70 Dene House
186.4p, 154.0p The Fawns, 152.2p Dene House.
Texel x - £99 High House, £93 Crook Dene, £86 & £85 High House, £73 Ogle Castle, £69 High House
Suffolk x -£82 Dene House, £75 (x2) Gunnerton, & £75 Ogle Castle
Mule - £65.50 Ogle Castle, £59.50 Crook Dene, £59, £56.50, £54.50, £53.50, £53 & £52.50 South Farm.
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 8th October 2019
Small entry this week with a lot of weight forward. Sale topped at 199.5ppk for a Charolais x from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton
Limousin Heifers – £1217.97 & £1164.90 Corneyside
195.5p & 176.5p Corneyside
Charolais Heifers – £1181.04 & 199.5p Flotterton
A much larger entry of 62 cast cows and stock bulls this week. With plenty of cast cattle forward nationally this week, cattle would be slightly easier on the week.
Cows topped at 144.5ppk for a Limousin x from M/s TF&C Robinson & Son, Bog Hall.
Stock Bulls sold to a high of 127.5ppk for a great Limousin bull from M/s G Sedgewick, Ricknall Grange. Same bull achieved the highest gross price of £1378.28
OTM’s topped at 167.5ppk for an Angus x heifer from M/s PF Findlay & Son, Stoop Rigg. Steers sold to 149.5ppk for a Limousin x from M/s TG Temple & Son, Low Hall.
Limousin – £1252.82 Bog Hall, £1076.94 Middle Horsleyhope, £971.25 Colepike, £939.02 Brownsleazes, £928.70 Ingoe Low Hall, £926.19 Mains Rigg, £923.10, £913.90 & £868 Cornhills
144.5p Bog Hall, 139.5p Middle Horsleyhope, 135.5p Brownsleazes, 130.5p Lee Hall, 129.5p Colepike, 127.5p Cornhills, 126.5p China Hall, 126.5p Brownsleazes, 125.5p Mains Rigg & Low Hall, 123.5p Lee Hall, Cornhills & Mains Rigg, 121.5p Lee Hall
Limousin (Bulls) - £1378.28 Ricknall Grange, £1025.57 Ingoe Low Hall,
149.5p Ingoe Low Hall, 127.5p Ricknall Grange
Angus -£1092.10 Stoop Rigg, £962.29 Colepike, £953.75 & £863.33 South Kirkheaton, £836.47 South Kirkheaton
167.5p Stoop Rigg, 116.5p Colepike & South Kirkheaton, 114.5p South Kirkheaton
British Blue – £955.19 & 115.5p Broomhall
Simmental - £839.29 Stoop Rigg, £826.03 South Kirkheaton
117.5p South Kirkheaton, 114.5p Stoop Rigg, 106.5p Monk Farm
Simmental (Bull) - £983.13 & 137.5p Plankey Mill
Montbeliarde - £808.37 & 114.5p South Kirkheaton
Saler - £754.56 & £751.37 Mains Rigg
114.5p, 113.5p, 110.5p & 109.5p Mains Rigg
Luing - £908.43 Ravenscleugh
Hereford (Bull) - £1015.36 Buckshot
Dexter - £642.68, £543.38 & £533.65 Plantation Avenue
104.5p & 103.5p Plantation Avenue
Dexter (Bull) - £604.75 & 102.5p Plantation Avenue
Another big but mixed show of 2200 lambs forward this week. Trade was slightly better with the average 2p up for nearly 800 more sheep. Top price of 225.6p for Beltex x from Messrs Walby, East House
Texel x – £84 Low West House, £81.50 Middle Heads, £81 Low Eshells, £80.50 Nunwick, £80 Low Eshells, New Dotland & Nunwick, £79.80 East Matfen, £79.20 High Eshells, £79 Low Eshells & Hedley Park, £78.80 East Matfen, £78.50 Nunwick (x2) & Burntongues, £78 Lingey Field, £77.50 Nunwick & Little Swinburne, £77.20 Hedley Park, £77 Tritlington Hall, Nunwick, Little Swinburne & Buteland, £76.50 Willimoteswick & East Matfen, £76.20 Little Swinburne, £75.80 West Kirkheaton, £75.50 East Butsfield & High Eshells, £75.20 Camphill, £75 Riding Farm, New Dotland, East Newham, East House (x2), Burntongues, Little Swinburne & Low West House, £74.80 West Moorhouses & West Shields, £74.50 Little Swinburne & Linacres, £74.20 East Butsfield (x2), Tritlington Hall & Low West House
200p Low West House, 195.3p, 192.5p & 192.1p Tritlington Hall, 191.5p Nunwick, 188.6p High Eshells, 187.8p Little Swinburne, 187.5p East Newham, 187.2p Tritlington Hall, 187p West Shields, 186.9p Nunwick, 185.2p Middle Heads, 185.1p Matfen High House, 183.8p Hedley Park, 182.9p Low West House, 182.1p East Matfen, 181.4p Lingey Field, 180.3p High Warden, 179.6p Hedley Park, 178.1p West Moorhouses, 177.5p Tritlington Hall, 176.2p Burntongues, 176.1p Nunwick, 175.6p East Newham, 173.2p Tritlington Hall, 172.6p Low Eshells, 172p Tritlington Hall & Matfen High House, 170.7p,170p, & 169.5p St Oswalds, 168.8p West Shields, 167.7p East Matfen, 166.7p Riding Farm, 165.9p St Oswalds, 165.3p Blackhill, 164.4p Willimoteswick, 164.3p New Dotland & Partridge Nest
Dutch Texel x – £84 (x2) & £80 Little Swinburne, £77 & £75 Willimoteswick
195.4p, 190.9p & 190.5p Little Swinburne, 174.4p & 167.4p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £80 New Dotland, £79.80 Low West House, £78.80 Great Bavington, £74.80 New Dotland, £74.50 Holling Hill, £74 East Butsfield, £73.80 New Dotland & Sunniside, £73.50 Great Bavington, £73.20 Black Hedley & Great Bavington, £73 Low Eshells & Low Huntwell, £72.80 Broomhall, £72.50 East Newham & Black Hedley, £72 Woodlands Hall
181.4p Low West House, 172.6p East Newham, 165.5p Broomhall, 161p Sillywrea, 160.4p Sunniside, 160p & 158.9p Woodlands Hall, 158.2p New Dotland, 156.8p Fairley, 156p Great Bavington, 155.7p Lunns House, 154.4p East Fourstones & Lunns House
Beltex x – £88 East House & Low West House, £85 Low West House, £81.50 St Oswalds, £80 Low West House (x2), £79 & £76.50 St Oswalds, £76 East House, £75.50 St Oswalds, £73 Linacres, £71 East House, £70 Linacres
225.6p East House, 212.5p Low West House, 207.9p St Oswalds, 204.7p & 195.1p Low West House, 194.1p St Oswalds, 190.5p Low West House, 188.8p St Oswalds, 185.4p & 177.5p East House, 173.9p St Oswalds, 173.8p & 162.8p Linacres
Charollais x - £78.80 East House, £76 Tritlington Hall, £75.50 & £74.20 Sunniside, £74 Riding Farm, Holling Hill & Tritlington Hall, £73.80 Sunniside & East House, £73 & £72 Tritlington Hall
194.7p, 181p & 180p Tritlington Hall, 179.1p East House, 178.1p Tritlington Hall, 177.5p West Moorhouses
Bleu D’Maine x - £73.80 & £73.20 Riding Farm, £63.50 Sillywrea
166.4p & 160.4p Riding Farm
Cheviot x- £66 & 157.1p Fairley
Cheviot Mule - £71.20 & £70.20 Bingfield Combe
159.6p Bingfield Combe
Mule – £72.50 Hackford, £72 Buteland, £71 New Dotland, £70.60 Camphill, £70.20 Great Chesters, £70 Buteland, £69 Riding Farm, £68.80 Camphill, £68.20 Warksfield Head, £68 Broomhall & Great Chesters
153.3p Riding Farm, 151.1p Great Chesters, 150p Stoop Rigg, 148.9p Frolar Meadows, 146.4p Camphill, 146.3p Great Chesters, 145.1p Warksfield Head, 145p Hackford
Blackface - £67 New Dotland, £65 Broomhall, £64.80 Stoop Rigg, £63 Warksfield Head, £61.20 Stoop Rigg
156.9p & 154.3 Stoop Rigg, 147.7p Broomhall
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 4th October 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual prize show and sale of Charolais cross and other Continental cross bred suckled calves and offered a good catalogue of 538 head. Prior to the sale the prize show was held and once again sponsored by Hodgson Toyota (Newcastle) Ltd, and Zoetis Animal Health. The show was judged by Mr Ben Cowton, Low West House, Tow Law and no fewer than Twenty-five calves were brought forward for judging.
As is traditional on what was historically ‘The Charolais Calf Sale’ the first championship to be awarded was The Scottish & Northern Charolais Breeders Association Cup for the Champion Charolais which was won once again by Messrs FT Walton for their tremendous light ginger steer at only 11 months of age with great bone, length and shape.
This one along with five other individual preliminary class winners were brought forward for the judging of the overall championship and in a very strong line up it was a pure bred British Blue steer from Michael and Ben Haigh, Breckon Hill, Hexham at 16 months that took the top accolade on the day. A home-bred bullock and a superb advertisement for Messrs Haighs pedigree British Blue herd the hefty blue and white beast with a great top line, shape galore and bags of potential had earlier taken the blue bullock class first prize and looked every in ch the champion amongst a top quality line-up.
On a day when the British Blue breed proved hard to beat it was the first prize Blue heifer that was tapped forward as The Reserve Champion and marked a well-deserved debut as exhibitor/vendors in the Hexham show and sale ring for Messrs Fawcett, Well House, Harbottle. The company were delighted to welcome Carl and son Edward Fawcett to the market and were equally pleased that the family; recently relocated from Yorkshire to The Coquet Valley, and their outstanding heifer were recognised within the top awards on the day.
Prizes were awarded as follows;
4 Charolais x Steers
First Prize Flotterton
Second Prize Flotterton
Single Charolais x Steer
First Prize Flotterton
Second Prize Flotterton
Third Prize Flotterton
Champion Charolais x Calf
M/s Walton, Flotterton – Charolais Steer
Simmental x Steer or Heifer
First Prize High Fotherley
Blonde x Steer or Heifer
First Prize Woodhouse
British Blue x Steer
First Prize Breckon Hill
Second Prize Woodhouse
Third Prize Woodhouse
British Blue x Heifer
First Prize Well House
Second Prize Woodhouse
Third Prize Woodhouse
M/s Haigh, Breckon Hill – British Blue Steer
M/s Fawcett, Well House – British Blue Heifer
As has been seen earlier in the season, elsewhere at other centres across the region and the country as a whole values have shifted of late as buyers re-evaluate their purchasing policies in-line with finished returns. The top two prices of the day were both for Blue cross females that will almost certainly be put to use within high end commercial suckler herds. These were a tremendously correct heifer from annual consignors to this sale; Messrs Yeats, Wood House, Coanwood which sold for £1260 to a County Durham based purchaser and another from the aforementioned Fawcett family, Well House, Harbottle whom with their first consignment of cattle topped at £1250 for their pen leader; a sleek black sort which will surely mature into a fantastic breeding animal that was sold to a new Whitby based buyer.
The show champion from Messrs Haigh topped the male portion of the sale at £1140 to Les Bainbridge, Seamer whilst the other main continental breeds peaked at £1125 for a superb pair of Charolais cross steers from Messrs Longlands, Tone Hall and £1100 for two of the best Limousin cattle shown on the day from Messrs Cuthbert, Wingate South with both these lots selling to regular and staunch supporters of the Hexham ring.
With many cattle selling in excess of four figures, all of which are highlighted below some spirited and steadfast bidding was evident for one consignment of cattle in particular which may otherwise not have been mentioned but for the ease by which they sold on the day. These were the packet of Simmental cross cattle at 12-16 months of age brought down from the North Tyne to Hexham by regular supporter David McCracken, Burdonside with his well-bred and quiet hill types from Luing mothers topping at £800 for both steers and heifers which were favoured by several purchasers round the ring.
Entries are invited for the special show and sale of Limousin cross cattle (only) next week which will be attended by the Limousin Cattle Society who are keen to connect with commercial suckler herdmasters and receive their feedback on the breed going forward.
Breeders with cattle to sell are urged to contact our auctioneers who are ideally placed to advise on the best route to market to maximise the returns from your own cattle.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1040 South Kirkheaton, £1000 & £975 (x2) Old Deanham, £955 Brackenthwaite
Limousin x heifers - £1030 Hallington High Farm, £950 South Kirkheaton, £940 (x2) & £925 Old Deanham, £900 South Kirkheaton
British Blue x steers – £1035, £1020, £990 & £930 Hallington High Farm
British Blue x heifers - £1065 Hallington High Farm, £1055 & £965 Old Deanham, £955 Hallington High Farm
Angus x steers - £920 Fairley
Angus x heifers – £1055 High Fotherley, £960 South Kirkheaton, £940 (x2) & £935 Fairley, £920 South Kirkheaton
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1125, £1100, £1070 & £1060 Tone Hall, £940 (x2) & £935 Gallowhill, £925 Hay A Park, £920 Thrunton Lowfield, £910 Thornley Hall, £900 Hay A Park (x3) & Gallowhill (x2), £895 Intake, £880 Gallowhill
Charolais x heifers – £970 Branton Middlesteads, £960 Thornley Hall, £900 (x2) Branton Middlesteads, £875 Coldwell, £850 Thornley Hall
Limousin x steers – 1100 Wingates South & Halton Red House, £1060 Ewesley, £1050 Low Middleton, £1020 Ewesley & South Kirkheaton, £1010 Wingates South & Woodhouse, £990 & £980 Wingates South, £975 Dovecote & Old Deanham, £970 Tone Hall, £965 Halton Red House (x2), £950 Wingates South & Halton Red House, £930 Brackenthwaite, £900 Thornley Hall, £890 Elrington Hall, £850 Intake Bungalow
Limousin x heifers – £1090 South Kirkheaton, £1030 Elrington Hall, £1015 Low Middleton, £945 & £920 Elrington Hall, £900 Branton Middlesteads, £890 Dovecote & Holly Hill West, £880 Holly Hill West, £865 Elrington Hall
British Blue x steers - £1100 Woodhouse
British Blue x heifers – £1250 Well House
Simmental x steers – £1050, £1045, £1035, £1025 (x2) & £1015 Ewesley, £980 South Kirkheaton, £950 Hay A Park, £890 (x2) & £880 (x2) Thrunton Lowfield
Angus x steers -£1040 Fairley, £1020 Brackenthwaite, £960 Old Deanham, £945 Hay A Park, £930 Hedley West, £925 South Kirkheaton
Angus x heifers – £965 Fairley, £950 High Fotherley, £900 (x2) Sunniside
Hereford x steers - £885 South Kirkheaton
Parthenais x heifers - £910 Elrington Hall
Shorthorn steers - £995 Ewesley
Luing steers - £940 Thrunton Lowfield
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1060 (x2) Tone Hall, £1035, £1025 & £1020 (x3) Flotterton, £1010 Colwell Hill, £1005 & £995 Flotterton, £980 Gallowhill & Flotterton, £950 Thornley Hall & Flotterton, £940 & £925 Flotterton, £920 Flotterton & Newbiggin, £910 Coldwell & Flotterton (x2), £905 & £895 Coldwell, £885 (x2) Newbiggin, £880 Coldwell, £875 Colwell Hill, £865 Thornley Hall & West Shields, £860 West Shields
Charolais x heifers - £940 Hackford, £8902 Intake & Colwell Hill, £870 West Shields, £850 Hackford, £825 Coldwell, £800 Colwell Hill & Hackford
Limousin x steers – £1030 & £1000 Woodhouse, £990 Coldwell, £985 Holly Hill West, £980 Low Middleton, £950 Holly Hill West, £890 Elrington Hall, £865 Woodhouse, £850 Thrunton Lowfield, £830 Longshaws, £810 Sundaysight, £800 Coldwell
Limousin x heifers – £1260, £1050 & £1030 Woodhouse, £1015 Low Middleton, £880 Woodhouse, £845 Coldwell, £810 Elrington Hall
Blonde x steers – £910 Woodhouse
British Blue x steers – £1140 Breckon Hill, £1070, £1010 £1000 & £970 Woodhouse, £940 Well House, £905 Woodhouse, £900 South Kirkheaton, £840 Woodhouse
British Blue x heifers – £1100, £1090 & £1075 Well House, £1000 (x3), £980 & £800 (x2) Woodhouse
Simmental x steers – £800 Burdonside
Simmental x heifers – £800 Burdonside
Angus x steers – £935 South Kirkheaton, £885 Sundaysight
Cattle 10 months and under
Charolais x steers – £1000 Flotterton, £865 Newbiggin
Simmental x steers – £905 High Fotherley
Angus x steers – £850 High Fotherley
More cast sheep forward this week again would be very similar trade to last week. Well fleshed sheep still very easy to sell with JR & A Mews, Chapel House selling Texel ewes to £129
Included in the sale today was a couple of stock tups from Mr BE Miller, Harnam Cottages with a cracking 3 shear selling for £260.00
Big mule ewes sold to £60 from M/s JM Maw & Son, Beaumont House.
Texel – £260 & £190 Harnham, £129 Chapel House, £82 New Acres
Texel x – £90 Grange House, £86 New Acres, £85 Harnham, £84 Watch Currock & Grange House, £83 Greyside, £81 New Acres, £80 Throstle Nest, £78 Hepple Whitefield, £76 Wingates South, Watch Currock, Harnham & Hillcrest, £75 Buckshot & Grange House, £74 Grange House, £73 Nunwick (x2) & Watch Currock, £71 Watch Currock, £70 East Haydon, Loadman, Watch Currock & Salmonswell
Suffolk x – £86 North Acomb, £78 Greyside
Cheviot – £51 Low Houselope
Cheviot Mule – £78, £64 & £60 Barrasford Green
Mule – £60 Beaumont House, £59 Beaumont House, Grange House & Greyside, £58 Stone Hall, Nunwick & North Acomb, £56 Greyside, £55 South Colwell & Wingates South, £54 North Acomb, Oakshield & Chesterwood
Blackface – £78 Townfoot, £49 Ewesley, £42 Hepple Whitefield, £40 Low Houselope, £39 Wingates South & Newton Farm
Swaledale – £58 Whiteside Birtley, £53 Merryknowe, £46 Harwood Shield, £44 Linshiels (x2), £41 Harwood Shield
Crossbred - £78 Throstle Nest, £58 Nunwick
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 4857 store sheep with all categories of lambs dearer on the week, especially well fleshed lambs.
Smart lambs from Mr CR Fawcett, Well House sold to a good trade of £83.00 and £81.00.
M/s G&S Mackenzie, Whitton Glebe sold a cracking pen of 28 Beltex x lambs to £79
Mule lambs again easy to sell and sold to £69 from Mr TM Chalmers, Lilswood Grange.
Blackface lambs yet again easily sold and a lot more could have been sold to vendor advantage. These sold to a high of £60 from M/s JAI & DJ Scott, The Brigg. With the main run selling between £47 - £50
Lambs again sold well with 33 active buyers present from all over the UK and more needed for next week’s sale. For entries please call Drew Patrick on 07854361967
Texel x – £77 & £74 (x2) Throstle Nest, £73 The Boat, £72 Throstle Nest, Lilswood Cottage & Fallowfield, £71 Girsonfield (x2), Chesterwood & Grange House, £70.50 Ridley Stokoe, Fallowfield, Crops Hall & Crindledykes, £70 New Acres, The Boat, Stobby Lea, Bellshiel & Crindledykes, £69.50 New Acres & South Gunnerton, £69 Throstle Nest, Well House, Ridley Stokoe, Cooper House, Grange House & Buckshot, £68.50 Buckshot & Whiteside Birtley, £68 Fallowfield & Crops Hall, £67.50 Carrycoats & Cowden Burn, £67 Allenheads Farm, Ridley Stokoe & Brinkburnhope, £66.50 Glendale, £66 East Plenmeller, Whittonshields & Crops Hall (x2)
Dutch Texel x - £77.50, £76, £74 & £70.50 Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £74.50 & £70.50 Black Hedley, £68.50 Piatroon, £68 Low Eals, £66.50 Birtley Old School, £64 Merryshields
Beltex x - £83 & £81 Well House, £79 Whitton Glebe, Low Espley & The Throp, £78, £77.50 & £76.50 Well House, £76 Whitton Glebe & The Throp, £71 Low Espley, Well House & Closehead
Ryeland - £55 & £49 (x2) Elpha Green
Cheviot x - £56.50 The Brigg, £52 Bellshiel, £51.50 Sundaysight
Mule – £69 Lilswood Grange, £64.50 Harwood Shield & Lilswood Grange, £61.50 Woodhall, £61 Hollin Close & Woodhall, £60 South Chareheads, £58.50 Harwood Shield, £55.50 Whiskershiel, Harwood Shield & East Plenmeller, £55 Crindledykes
Blackface – £60 The Brigg, £58.50 The Boat, £53.50, £52, £50.50 (x2) & £47.50 Featherwood
Swaledale - £35.50 Agars Hill, £34.50 Merryknowe, £33.50 Ouston
Jacob - £45 Elpha Green
Hebridean - £26 Post Office
Crossbred - £50 Peel Flatt
Breeding Sheep | Thursday 3rd October 2019
Blackface Draft Ewes
The Prize Show was once again kindly sponsored by the “CLA” and expertly judged by Andrew Murray, Stell Green giving all pens due consideration. He awarded the CLA Challenge Cup, which was presented by Mark Scandle representing the CLA to W Walton & Sons, Troughend for the Champion Pen of 21 six year old Blackface Ewes which later sold at £82 purchased by the judge, Andrew Murray.
Blackface Ewes (Pen of 20 or more)
First Prize Troughend
Second Prize Fleehope
Third Prize Townfoot
With an increased entry and good show of ewes forward to a full ring of local and distant buyers including many new faces to this sale, trade was fast throughout and well above vendor’s expectations with the average increasing by £18.70 on last year.
1crop - £84 West Hills
Young Ages - £70 West Hills
4yo - £58 Low Carriteth
5 crop - £61 & £56 The Crew
5yo – 82 Troughend, £79 Fleehope, £78 Featherwood, £76 Fleehope, £72 Townfoot, £65 (x2), £62 & £60 Featherwood
6yo - £82 & £79 Troughend, £70 East Wilkwood, Toft House & Rookland, £69 Cottonshope, £68 Penpeugh & Horseholme, £65 Cottonshope & Featherwood, £63 Toft House, £60 Ridlees Craigshield, East Wilkwood, Rookland & Grasslees, £58 The Dunns, £55 Cottonshope & Ridlees Craigshield
Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual special prize show and sale of Blackface gimmers which was judged by Harry Morshead, Harsondale, Langley on Tyne. From a strong entry of top pens of gimmers consigned to this sale annually by noted producers within the breed and more specifically the North of England or Hexham ‘type’ the judge had a difficult task but carried out his remit with due consideration and professionalism thoughout. With many powerful pens on display exhibiting the traits for which the breed at this centre are renowned the judge made his awards as follows;
1st Prize – Messrs A Murray & Sons, Sewingshields
2nd Prize – Messrs H & H Robson, Townshields
3rd Prize – G. Famelton Esq, Horseholme.
The North of England Branch Trophy was presented to Messrs Murray by the judge and marked the third year in succession that the Roman Wall based family were victorious in this particular show class.
Following the encouraging sale of ewe lambs held at the same centre in September and a buoyant trade for draft ewes earlier in the day, which was greatly improved on the year with the ringside full with both fresh and return purchasers expectations were high for the class of Hexham type gimmers.
Trade set off at a pace and was maintained at a high level throughout the duration of the sale with entire entry selling to an average of £141.86 (+£17.10). Leading the sale was an outstanding pen of 21 big, powerful types from The Robson Family, Townshields, high out on the Roman Wall which had not been amongst the earlier prizes but saw the biggest interest on the day and quickly soared to £177 per head. These were preceded by the second prize pen of 20 which sold for the second highest price of the day at £170, both lots selling to return purchasers and contributing to the top average of £150.82 for 90 gimmers sold.
Messrs Walton, Toft House; one of several producers to bring sheep down from the rugged countryside of the Otterburn Army Ranges were next in the top price rankings and sold a handy pen of 12 for £165 which saw their 51 average £144. Edgar Charlton, Greenleas, Bellingham; a longtime stalwart of the Hexham type brought out his select annual offering and continues to figure highly at this sale selling a smart and sizeable pen of ten for £155 to a return purchaser based in Derbyshire who has favoured the North Tyne breeders sheep for several years.
The third prize pen was brought East from The Irthing Valley and sold well for Cumbrian breeder George Famelton, Horseholme to change hands at £154 to regular buyers from this flock Messrs Carr, Camphill, Barassford. Two pens; one at £152 and another at £150 led the charge for Messrs FT Walton from their East Wilkwood heft also from the artillery ravaged hills of Otterburn and saw their 60, turned out in expert fashion by noted authority Steven Mackay return an average of £147 per head.
The First prize pen of twenty came into the ring mid-sale and were the second pen on the day to trade at £150, these ones from Angus and Jamie Murray, in fact three pens from the Sewingshields father and son team all traded at the same figure and to the same Borders based purchaser making the flock average, for 63 sold easy to calculate, even by the most numerically dyslexic report author.
£177 & £170 Townshields, £165 Toft House, £155 Greenleas, £154 Horseholme, £152 East Wilkwood, £150 East Wilkwood & Sewingshields (x3), £145 East Wilkwood, £144 Toft House & East Wilkwood, £142 West Hills & East Wilkwood, £140 Toft House & West Hills, £138 Horseholme & Falstone Farm, £135 Grasslees & Greenleas, £134 West Hills & Horseholme, £133 Holling Hill, £132 Townshields (x3) & Holling Hill, £131 Townshields, £130Toft House & The Dunns (x2), £125 Grasslees (x2), £100 Monkridge Hill
Similar numbers forward and again expertly judged by Craig McCornick, Overcairn Farm, New Comnock, Ayrshire who awarded the Champion pen to BWS Verrill, Sundaysight which sold at £56 to Craig McCornick. As with the Blackface ewes trade was considerably dearer on the year with the average increasing by £14.60 on 2018
Swaledale Ewes (Pen of 20 or more)
First Prize Sundaysight
Second Prize Low Bleakhope
Third Prize Westburnhope
2yo - £74 Frolar Meadows
3yo - £73 Frolar Meadows
4/5yo - £60 Lilswood Cottage
5yo - £71 Frolar Meadows, £64 Low Bleakhope, £60 Westburnhope, £58 Low Bleakhope, £56 Sundaysight & Low Bleakhope, £55 Low Bleakhope, £52 Merryknowe, £50 Sundaysight & Westburnhope, £49 Pry Hill, £4/8 Sundaysight (x2) & Westburnhope
6yo - £69 & £49 The Raw, £46 Frolar Meadows
Cheviot & Cheviot x Ewes
A select offering of Cheviot Draft Ewes, all South Country types were brought down to Hexham from the many hills, hefts and hirsels of The Rede & Coquet Valleys. These peaked at £79 for 30 five year olds from Messrs Walton, The Dudlees to a new North Tyne buyer and these were followed by a full pen of 60 at six years of age off Quickening Cote which changed hands at £70 to a return North Yorkshire based purchaser. The best of the drafts from Wholehope, high up in The Coquet sold for £67 and were purchased by Messrs Robson, Tarefield, Hexham.
Cheviot x 6yo - £54 & £50 Cottonshope
SC Cheviot 5yo - £79 Dudlees
SC Cheviot 6yo - £70 Quickeningcote, £67 Wholehope, £66 Shilmoor Kipps, £65 Wholehope, £53 Shilmoor Backside
SC Cheviot Mix Ages - £58 Dudlees
Blackface Ewe Lambs
A small offering of Blackface and Swaledale ewe lambs were presented and sold well throughout with several purchasers keen for both stronger types and younger ‘gimmer makers’. Trade for Blackies peaked at £80 for a pen of well-grown labs from Angus Crozier, Embley, Hexhamshire with another pen trading at £72 for The Featherwood Partnership. Some of the highest gone sheep on the day would be the Swaledales from Messrs Nelson, Low Bleakhope and the North Northumberland breeders peaked at £51 for 17 with another 15 selling at £50 to the same South Country purchaser.
£80 Embley, £72 & £70 Featherwood, £65 Embley & Pottsdurtrees
Swaledale Ewe Lambs
£51, £50 Low Bleakhope
Mule & Other Gimmers
Mule gimmers topped at £165 from M/s Browell, Quarry House who sold a tremendous run of 80 to average £154.75 per head.
Mule - £165, £156 & £155 (x2) Quarry House, £148 Quarry House & Barker House, £132 (x2) Greystone House, £130 Grasslees & Comb Hills, £122 Bowes House & Whiskershiel (x2), £121 Moss Kennels & Bowes House, £120 Moss Kennels, Whiskershiel & Hammershield, £118 Bowes House & Greystone House, £117 West Land Ends & Bowes House, £116 Bowes House & Hammershield, £112 Bowes House & Greystone House, £110 Moss Kennels
Texel - £152 Keepwick & Halton Red House, £150 (x2) & £ 142 Halton Red House, £140 Comb Hills, £138 Holly Hill West, £135 Lough Green & Colwell Demesne, £120 Holly Hill West, £118 & £115 (x2) Fairview
Suffolk x - £144 Claywalls, £140 Tenter House & Claywalls, £130 Greenlaw Mill
Beltex x - £165 & £150 Keepwick
Cheviot Mule - £120 West Mill Hills
Herdwick - £120 & £110 Comb Hills
Mule & Other Ewes
Mule 2 crop - £76 Blueburn
Mule 4 crop - £94 & £92 Yatesfield, £89 East Fourstones, £86 Yatesfield, £78 East Fourstones
Mule 4/5 crop - £53 East Rackwood
Mule Mixed Age - £75 West Deanraw
Mule UO - £60 West Deanraw
Texel 1 crop - £200 Comb Hills, £139 Wallhouses
Texel 3-4 crop - £91 West High House
Texel 4 crop - £122 Yatesfield
Suffolk x 3 crop - £125 Wallhouses
Texel, Texel x & Other Ewe Lambs
Texel x - £85 Tone Hall, £76 Lilswood Cottage (x2)
Dutch Texel - £122 Newbiggin Hill
Beltex x - £102, £88 & £85 (x2) Low Espley
Mule Ewe Lambs
£102 Yatesfield, £99 Troughend, £94 Pitland Hills, £93 Hole Farm & Troughend (x2), £91 & £90 Pitland Hills, £89 Whiteside Haltwhistle, Camphill & Hole Farm, £86 Crindledykes & North Cocklake, £85 Pundershaw, Pitland Hills & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £84 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £82 North Cocklake & Harsondale, £80 North Cocklake & Stone House, £79 Pundershaw & Crindledykes, £78 Whiteside Birtley, £77 Crindledykes & Lilswood Cottage, £76 Whiteside Birtley, £75 Hotbank
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 1st October 2019
Limousin Heifers – £1093.26 & 199.5p Flotterton
Limousin Steers - £1081.58 & 172.5p Steel Hall
Charolais Heifers – £1147.55 & £1142.51 Flotterton
201.5p & 194.5p Flotterton
More cows about this week with plenty of leaner sorts present. Highest grossing cast beast came from Mr PC Charleton, The Farmhouse, Harle with an AAx cow selling to £1075.98
Highest ppk beast was a British Blue Bull from M/s NG, HM & JG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law selling for 138.5ppk
Limousin – £942.43 Kirkley Hall, £906.20 Comb Hills, £899.10 Old Deanham, £875.09 Grange House
134.5p Errington Red House, 126.5p Kirkley Hall, 122.5p Comb Hills, 121.5p Old Deanham, 119.5p Comb Hills, 113.5p Grange House
Charolais – £1025.03, £973.88 & £871.42 Errington Red House
125.5p, 118.5p & 116.5p Errington Red House
Angus - £1075.98 Little Harle, £832.20 & £826.54 Billerley
111.5p Little Harle, 110.5p Billerley
British Blue – £934.99 & 129.5p Low West House
British Blue (Bull) - £1001.36 & 138.5ppk Low West House
South Devon - £1058.81 & £809.19 The Deans
126.5p & 121.5p The Deans
Hereford - £926.13 & 119.5p Grange House
Holstein Friesian - £633.56 Steel Hall
A slightly poorer show of lambs forward and after a horrendously wet night many not looking their best. The average was only 1p down on the week with best sorts easy to sell although heavy lambs harder to shift.
Top price was £97 for Beltex crosses from Low West House and 221.3p for Texel crosses from Keepwick.
Texel x – £88.50, £86 & £83.50 Keepwick, £83 East Matfen, £82.50 Watch Currock, £82 East Matfen & Steel, £81 Lingey Field, £80 Hackford, Woodlands Hall, Watch Currock & Lingey Field, £79.50 Camphill & Low West House, £79 Low West House & Watch Currock, £78.50 Middle Heads, £78 Highwood, Thockrington, East Newham & Middle Heads, £77.50 Nilston Rigg & Low West House, £77 East Knitsley, £76.50 Burntongues, £76 Nilston Rigg, £75.50 (x2) Cheeseburn Grange, £75 Hawksteel, Thockrington (x2) & Baal Hill
221.3, 200p & 298.8p Keepwick, 195.2p Hackford, 192.9p Lingey Field, 190.5p Hackford, 186.4p East Matfen, 185.7p East Newham, 185p Camphill, 184.2p Cheeseburn Grange, 183.7p Low West House, 183.3p Watch Currock, 182.1p Burntongues, 181.8p Watch Currock, 180.7p Low West House, 179.3p Railway View, 177.3p Middle Heads, 176.7p Camphill, 175.6p Cheeseburn Grange, 175p Longlea, 173.8p Low Staples, 171.8p Grange House, 171.7p Watch Currock, 167.8p Cheeseburn Grange, 167.4p Haggwood, 166p Highwood & East Matfen, 165.6p East Newham, 164.4p Low West House, 164.3p Camphill, 164p East Uppertown
Dutch Texel x – £92 & £85 Willimoteswick, £84.50 & £82 Burntongues, £80, £78.50 & £77.50 Willimoteswick, £76 North Cocklake, £75.50 & £74.50 Willimoteswick, £72.50 North Cocklake
209.1p Willimoteswick, 201.2p & 195.2p Burntongues, 182.6p, 180.9p, 180.2p & 177.8p Willimoteswick, 172.7p North Cocklake
Suffolk x – £80 Whitechapel & Thockrington, £77.50 Whitechapel, £77 Thockrington, £75 Nilston Rigg & Thockrington, £74 Thockrington, £73 Thockrington (x2), East Newham & Woodlands Hall (x2), £72.50 Rare Dean, £72 Baal Hill
165.9p East Newham, 162.2p & 158.7p Woodlands Hall, 157.8p Haggwood, 156.7p Rare Dean
Beltex x – £97 & £95 Low West House, £90 Watch Currock, £88, £85.50 & £82.50 Low West House, £79.50 Camphill, £77.50 Low West House, £76 Grange House (x2)
220.5p, 206.3p, 203.6p & 200p Low West House, 198.8p Camphill, 191.5p Watch Currock, 190p Grange House, 189p Low West House, 181p Grange House
Mule – £72 Great Chesters, £71 Whitechapel, £70 Great Chesters, £67 Whitechapel, £66 Longlea, £65 Highwood, £63.50 & £62 Longlea
145.8p & 144p Great Chesters, 143.1p Longlea, 141.3p Highwood, 141.1p, 140.9p & 140.5p Longlea
Blackface - £74, £60 & £58 Stoop Rigg
154.2p & 142.9p Stoop Rigg
Cast Ewes and Rams
Mule – £50 West Shields