Scot Gap Mart | Wednesday 11th December 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart sold 219 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale. A small show of largely heavy lambs peaked at £99 from Messrs Dodds, West Grange, Milbourne and a cracking show of cast ewes topped at £117 for Texels from both Messrs Dodds and Dave Brodie, The Chesters. Suffolks sold to £110 from Messrs Johnson, Tuthill and Mules sold very well to a top of £89 also from Messrs Dodds and Messrs Johnson.
Texel x – £99 West Grange, £90.50 (x2), £90 (x3) The Chesters, £90 West Grange, £87 West Grange, £80 The Chesters.
192.6p The Chesters, 189.1p & 186.9p West Grange, 181.0p The Chesters, 177.6p West Grange, 176.5p The Chesters.
Suffolk x - £88 Rugley Walls, £84 The Chesters
171.4p The Chester, 166.0p Rugley Walls
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x –£117 The Chesters, £117 & £98 West Grange, £90 (x2) Great Bavington, £77 Angerton Broom House.
Suffolk x – £100 Tuthill, £96 Angerton Broom House, £96 Tuthill, £76 Angerton Broom House.
Mule –£89 Tuthill, £89 West Grange, £86, £83.50, £82, £80.50 Great Bavington, £79.50 Angerton Broom House.
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 10th December 2019
Charolais Heifers – £1246.23, £1241.07, £1212.06 & £1182.56 Flotterton
206.5p, 197.5p, 194.5p & 188.5p Flotterton
Hereford Steer - £1025.38 & 153.5p Blaydon Burn
Another good entry of cows this week sold well with plenty of buyers in attendance. Cows would be slightly sharper on the week selling to 177.5ppk for a great young British Blue beast from Mr CR Fawcett, Well House Farm, Harbottle.
Cast Bulls sold to 109.5ppk for a Charolais from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton
Limousin – £1258.15 Well House, £1058.81 High Town, £1049.56 Shitlington Hall, £1033.05 High Town, £928.52 Allendale Farm, £879.77 Flotterton, £877.20 Middle White Hill, £860.93 Flotterton, £828.10 Spittalshield
174.5p Well House, 149.5p High Town, 139.5p High Town, 133.5p Flotterton, 129.5p Allendale Farm, 127.5p Middle White Hill, 125.5p Flotterton & Spittalshield, 120.5p Shitlington Hall
Angus -£969.38, £948.09 & £938.52 Flotterton, £804.94 Cheviot
118.5p & 117.5p Flotterton, 114.5p Cheviot
Charolais (Bull) - £1229.69 & 109.5p Flotterton
British Blue – £1325.93 Well House, £854.66 Shitlington Hall
177.5p Well House
Beef Shorthorn - £805.14 Redsteads
Hereford - £879.32 High Warden
Saler x - £891.79 High Warden
South Devon - £933.65 Middle White Hill, £930.26 The Deans
120.5p The Deans
At the weekly sale for prime lambs Hexham and Northern Marts had the biggest show of lambs (1595) for a number of weeks.
With plenty of weights about and not the quality of the previous week, all classes sold very well with the average per kilo only slightly less on the week.
Top price was £105 from Tosson Tower and The Hope with many pens £90+ and overall average per head £85.15
Texel x – £105 The Hope (x2), £100 Quarry House, £98 Flotterton, £97.50 High Eshells, £96.50 Willimoteswick, £96 Quarry House, £95.50 New Dotland, £95 Grange House, £94.50 High Eshells & Chesters, £94 Bensons Fell, £93.50 Nunwick & Flotterton, £92.50 Salmonswell, Chesters (x2), Thockrington, East Matfen, Tosson Tower (x2), £92 New Dotland, Low Ardley, Willimoteswick, Palm Strothers & Thockrington, £91.20 Thockrington, £91 Chesters (x2), £90.20 Chesters, £90 New Dotland, High Eshells, Willimoteswick, Aydonshields (x3), Baal Hill & Colepike, £89.50 High Eshells, Partridge Nest, Comb Hills & Tosson Tower, £89.20 Flotterton, £89 Grange House, East Matfen & Palm Strothers
222.2p Quarry House, 209.3p Aydonshields, 203.8p & 203.3p Nunwick, 202.6p East House, 202.5p China Hall, 202.4p East House, 201.3p Nunwick, 201.2p Kellah, 200p Low Ardley, Quarry House, Partridge Nest, Aydonshields, East Uppertown & China Hall, 198.8p Grange House & East Matfen, 197.7p Bingfield Combe, 197p East House, 196.5p Holly Hill West, 196.2p South Acton, 195.8p Grange House
Suffolk x – £105 Tosson Tower, £103.50 Flotterton, £97 Baal Hill, £95 Great Bavington & Flotterton, £94 Great Bavington, £93.50 Flotterton, £93.20 New Dotland, £92.50 Old Town, £92.20 Chesters, £92 New Dotland, Baal Hill & Old Town, £91.80 Chesters, £91.50 Great Bavington, £90 New Dotland, £89.50 Great Bavington & The Peels, £88.50 Lunns House, £88.50 Thockrington & Old Town (x2)
191.1p Thockrington, 191p & 190.9p New Dotland, 190.8p Flotterton, 189.8p The Peels, 189.3p South Acton & Lunns House, 188.9p Lunns House, 188.2p Great Bavington, 187.7p Rare Dean, 187p Great Bavington, 186.6p Steel Hall, 186.5p New Dotland, 185.9p Thockrington, 184.8p New Dotland, Lunns House & Rare Dean
Leicester - £86 & £80 Shitlington Hall
Zwartables - £85 Comb Hills
Kerry Hills - £81.50 Comb Hills
Cheviot x- £93 Flotterton, £92 Quarry House, £88 Flotterton
Cheviot Mule - £77.50 Bingfield Combe
Mule –£91 Flotterton, £89.50 Quarry House, £85.50 Great Chesters, £85 Quarry House, £84 Warksfield Head, £82.80 Great Chesters, £81 Warksfield Head
184p Great Chesters, 182.6p Warksfield Head, 181.9p Great Chesters, 180.9p Quarry House
Blackface - £87.80 Great Chesters, £85 Quarry House, £81.50 Shitlington Hall
179.2p Great Chesters, 169.8p Shitlington Hall
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 6th December 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts at their first store sale in the festive month of December offered a catalogued entry of 333 head of beef bred cattle and spring born suckled calves.
A larger crowd of buyers gathered at the ringside and once again all classes were marginally sharper on the week. For the second week in succession the sale was topped by the heifer entry with not one but two lots; both exceptional Limousin cross ladies at 20 months of age from David Dixon, Middle Heads, Rowley, County Durham which both scaled to a worthy £1245. The bullock trade was also dominated by the Limousin breed with two selling well at £1235 each; the first from weekly consignor Geoff Ogle, Blackburn, Slaley at 18 months of age and another from well-known Hexham merchant and farmer Jeff Hubbuck, Rising Sun which at 20 months of age sold to the same tariff, these two selling to the same Stokesley based buyer of high end cattle.
Heifers of all classes continue to sell well although a marked increase in the demand for stronger, well-bred bullocks was also evident, no more so than for the consignment of Limousin and Angus cross steers at 18 months of age from Messrs Hutchinson, Lee Hall, Wark which sold to a top of £1155 and averaged well at £1072 throughout.
The youngest class of cattle; those under ten months of age also remain the focus of spirited bidding at Hexham and a small offering sold well. These topped at £900 for a shapely red steer calf and at £870 for a heifer sister, at nine and eight months respectively from noted Weardale producer of such quality calves Bruce Watson, Baal Hill, Wolsingham.
As Christmas approaches numbers will undoubtedly tighten and the auctioneers would welcome any enquiry from producers with cattle still to sell to expedite an entry for the sale next week and to take advantage of these current levels. Entries and enquiries can be made to the mart offices on 01434 605444 or directly to one of our team of auctioneers whom will be only too happy to help.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1090 Grange Farm
Limousin x heifers - £1245 Middle Heads
Angus x heifers – £880 Allendale Farm
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1095 Grange Farm, £1030 East Fourstones, £1020 Grange Farm, £1005 Hartburn Grange, £920 East White Hill, £900 Hartburn Grange
Charolais x heifers – £1060, £1055, £950, £945 & £925 Grange Farm, £910 & £890 Hartburn Grange
Limousin x steers – £1325 Blackburn, £1235 & £1205 Rising Sun, £1190 & £1185 Blackburn, £1175 Armond Carr, £1165 Shitlington Hall, £1160 Blackburn, £1155 Lee Hall, £1150 Rising Sun & Nettlesworth West, £1145 Rising Sun (x2), £1130 Lee Hall & Armond Carr, £1125 (x2) & £1120 Lee Hall, £1110 East Uppertown, Lee Hall & Rising Sun, £1100 Lee Hall, Armond Carr & Rising Sun, £1095 East Uppertown, Steel Hall & Rising Sun, £1090 Chesterwood & Lee Hall, £1085 Lee Hall & Rising Sun, £1075 East Uppertown, £1070 Shitlington Hall, £1055 Rising Sun, £1050 Lee Hall, £1045 Cheviot & Lee Hall (x5), £1040 Middle Dukesfield & Lee Hall, £1025 Lee Hall, £1020 Cheviot, £1015 East Uppertown, £1000 East White Hill, Lee Hall & Rising Sun, £990 East White Hill, £960 Middle Dukesfield & East White Hill, £955 East White Hill & Chesterwood
Limousin x heifers – £1245 Middle Heads, £1210 Milbourne High House, £1200 Shitlington Hall, Lough Green & Elrington Hall, £1170 Milbourne High House, £1155 Lunns House, £1150 Lough Green, £1105 Lunns House, £1100 Lough Green, £1090 Shitlington Hall & Milbourne High House, £1080 Middle Dukesfield, £1070 Lunns House (x2) & Nettlesworth West, £1050 West Kirkheaton, £1040 Milbourne High House, £1035 Shitlington Hall, £1020 Middle Dukesfield, £1015 West Newlandside, £985 West Kirkheaton, £980 Elrington Hall, £970 Middle Dukesfield, £965 Westside, £955 Cheviot & Nettlesworth West, £935 East Rackwood, £930 East White Hill, £900 Elrington Hall, £880 East Rackwood, £875 Elrington Hall
British Blue x steers - £990 Steel Hall
British Blue x heifers – £935 Prospect Grange
Simmental x steers – £940 Westside, £900 Hedley West
Angus x steers -£1110 Bunker Hill, £1100 Bunker Hill & Allendale Farm, £1075 High Barns, £1055 Lee Hall, £1050 Grange Farm, £950 Chesterwood, £940 Allendale Farm, £930 High Barns, £890 Bunker Hill
Angus x heifers – £1075 Codlaw Hill, £1060, £1025 & £1010 Hepple Whitefield, £955 Codlaw Hill, £900 Allendale Farm, £875 High Barns
South Devon x heifers - £855 Newton Greens
Hereford x steers - £940 East Fourstones
Hereford x heifers - £880 Bunker Hill
Murray Grey heifers - £905 West Hepple
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £940 East Fourstones, £900 West Shields
Charolais x heifers - £875 West Shields
Limousin x steers – £1125 Grange House, £1115 West Newlandside, £1085 Lee Hall & West Newlandside, £1040 Flotterton Cottage, £1030 West Newlandside, £1020 Lee Hall, £1010 Lee Hall & Westside, £1000 Burntongues, £990 Burntongues & Flotterton Cottage, £970 Elrington Hall, £940 & £935 West Newlandside, £920 East Fourstones, £870 Woodhall & Flotterton Cottage
Limousin x heifers – £1150 Middle Heads, £1100 Grange House, £995 Burntongues, £965 Grange House, £905 Prospect Grange, £900 The Tofts, £850 Grange House & The Tofts
Angus x steers – £1080 Lee Hall, £900 Grange House & Flotterton Cottage
Saler x steers - £895 West Shields
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £900 & £885 Baal Hill, £870 Prospect Grange & Baal Hill, £820 Prospect Grange
Limousin x heifers – £870 & £855 Baal Hill
British Blue x steers – £835 Prospect Grange
Hexham held its weekly catalogued sale of 936 cast ewes and rams, and 4159 store lambs this week.
Cast sheep very much in demand with even more buyers present and trade being well over £10 dearer than last week! All cast sheep very easily sold and a lot more could have been sold to vendor advantage.
Topping this week was a mountainous Blue Faced Leicester cast tup from M/s JRD & JA Short, Ouston Farm selling to £132
Texel ewes from M/s AG&D Bissett, Middle Dukesfield sold to £128
Mule ewes again in great demand selling to £95 for a great pen from M/s J Reed & Son, High Eshells.
Blackface ewes sold to a high of £75 twice from M/s J Browell & Sons, Quarry House and M/s A Murray & Sons, Sewingshields.
North Country Cheviots sold to £86 from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.
More cast sheep needed for next week’s sale to meet current demand. Call Drew Patrick on 07854361967
Texel - £122 Townfoot, £118 Hepple Whitefield
Texel x – £128 Middle Dukesfield, £126 New Dotland & High Eshells, £125 Dunn House, £123 High Eshells, £120 Dovecote & South Carter Moor, £118 Crescent Farm, £115 South Hallington, £113 Thockrington & Quarry House, £110 New Dotland, Great Chesters & Lynup Hill, £109 Halton Red House, £108 East Wharmley, South Carter Moor & Dunn House (x2), £106 Crescent Farm & Waterford, £104 Stobby Lea, £103 Matfen High House, £102 Thockrington & Butterknowes, £100 Butterknowes, £99 Thockrington, £98 Dunn House, £97 Middle Dukesfield, Great Chesters & Chesterwood, £96 Elrington Hall, £94 Rawfoot & Dunn House, £92 Low Eshells, £91 Red House, £90 Crescent Farm & Halton Red House, £88 Rawfoot
Suffolk - £120 Hepple Whitefield, £108 Flotterton
Suffolk x – £124 Dovecote, £111 Matfen High House, £108 New Dotland, £107 Waterford, £104 Haredene, £102 Halton Red House, £100 Rowley, £96 Bankfoot & Low Eshells, £88 Middle Dukesfield, £87 Dovecote, £78 Temperley Grange
Beltex x - £88 Stobby Lea
Leicester - £132 Ouston, £117 & £108 Quarry House, £88 Middle Dukesfield
NC Cheviot - £86 Flotterton
SC Cheviot - £64 Flotterton
Mule –£95 High Eshells, £92 Dovecote, Crescent Farm & Haredene, £91 Quarry House, £90 East Wharmley, Great Chesters & Lunns House, £89 New Dotland, £88 Flotterton, £86 Thockrington, £85 Halton Red House, Elrington Hall & Lunns House, £80 Dovecote & Longwitton, £79 Great Chesters, Rawfoot, Chesterwood, Red House & Low Eshells, £78 Thockrington & Quarry House
Blackface – £75 Quarry House & Sewingshields, £70 New Dotland, £68 Quarry House & Flotterton, £66 Townfoot, £65 & £61 Rookland
Swaledale – £66 Rawfoot, £65 Red House
Another good entry of store lambs at Hexham this week that met a sharper trade than last week, especially for longer keeping lambs and Suffolk x lambs notably making the overall average up £3
Sale topped ay=t £107 for Texel x lambs from M/s H&DM Forster, East Wharmley. Making the most of the Hexham ring is Lockerbie consignor Mr JW Crozier, Raggetsyke who sold a great run of lambs to £97
Suffolk x lambs met a great trade and sold to £91 from M/s JE Suddes, Rowley Farm, Co Durham.
A sale highlight was a fantastic pen of 166 Swaledale lambs from Low Bleakhope Farm Ltd., Powburn selling for £55
This section topped at £67 for lambs from M/s JRD & JA Short, Ouston Farm.
Blackface lambs sold to £71 from Mr J Armstrong, Rookland.
More lambs could have been sold to vendor’s advantage and needed for next week.
Texel - £97 Raggetsyke, £95 Hallington South
Texel x – £107 East Wharmley, £96 Capheaton New Houses, £93 Whittonshields, £92.50 Capheaton New Houses, £91 Stobby Lea, £89.50 East Wharmley, £89 Capheaton New Houses, Hedleywood, Springwell Cottage, West High House & Gofton Field Head, £88.50 Willimoteswick, £88 Salmonfield, Chesterwood, Rowley, Willimoteswick & Hareshaw Allotment, £87 Stobby Lea & Blackhill, £86.50 East Wharmley, £86 Intake Farm & West Chevington, £85.50 Springwell Cottage, Bowmont Hill & East Wharmley, £85 East Wharmley, £84 Low Carriteth & East Highridge
Dutch Texel x - £93.50 & £88 Willimoteswick, £82 Raggetsyke, £80 Willimoteswick, £72.50 Agars Hill, £72 Raggetsyke
Suffolk x – £91 & £90 Rowley, £89.50 Salmonfield, £86 Piatroon, £85 Rowley, £84.50 Capheaton New Houses & Causey Burn, £84 Felton Demesne, £83 Rowley & Low West House, £82.50 Intake Farm, £82 Capheaton New Houses, £81 Rowley Farm, £80 Yetlington Lane & Newbiggin, £78 Bowmont Hill, £77 Felton Demesne, £76.50 Hepple Whitefield, £75.50 Salmonfield, £75 Broadgates & Causey Burn
Beltex x - £87.50 The Fawns, £87 Low West House, £83 The Fawns, £81(x2) & £77.50 Low West House, £77 West Moorhouses
Leicester - £86 Raggetsyke, £77.50 Ambling Gate, £75 Woodhall
Hampshire - £74 & £50 Pilmuir
Cheviot x - £68 Bellshiel, £65 & £60 Low Greenley Cleugh
SC Cheviot - £80 & £70 Flotterton
Mule – £84 Farneyshield, £78.50 Nunstainton, £78 Hareshaw Allotment, Ambling Gate & Farneyshield, £75 Woodhall, £73 Ambling Gate, £71 Nunstainton, Woodhall & Red House
Blackface – £71 Rookland, £64.50 Bellshiel, £61.50 Cross House, £60.50 Low Greenley Cleugh & Whiteside Birtley, £60 Hepple Whitefield & Cross House, £58.50 Hepple Whitefield, £56.50 Rookland, £54.50 Cross House, £54 Burdonside, £52 Rookland, £50.50 Whiteside Birtley
Swaledale - £67 Ouston, £65 Woodhall, £61 Kirkley Hall & Ambling Gate, £60.50 & £58 Woodhall, £55 Low Bleakhope, £52 Stobby Lea
Crossbred – £75 Pilmuir, £74 Hedleywood, £65 Pilmuir
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 4th December 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart held their annual Christmas prime sheep show which was kindly sponsored by Robson & Cowan Country Store and judged by J Curle Esq, Berwick on Tweed. From a super entry of lambs the judge awarded the championship and The Robson Trophy to an outstanding pen of Beltex cross lambs from Adam & Dan Thompson, The Fawns. The lambs weighed 41kg and sold for 278.1ppkg at £114 to regular buyer at this centre Mr Jeff Dunn, Ponteland.
The reserve champion rosette went to a heavyweight pen of Texel crosses from Dave Brodie, The Chesters which weighed 50kg and sold at £95 to Ben Gray.
Champion – JR Thompson & Son, The Fawns.
Reserve Champion – DF Brodie, The Chesters.
Beltex x Lambs – 1st JR Thompson & Son, The Fawns, 2nd JR Thompson & Son, The Fawns.
Texel x Lambs – 1st DF Brodie, The Chesters, 2nd JR Thompson & Son, The Fawns.
Suffolk x Lambs – 1st P Dickinson, Rugley Walls, 2nd DF Brodie, The Chesters.
Hill Ewes – 1st PC Charlton, Little Harle, (Blackface) 2nd C & G Renton, Bowershield. (Cheviot)
Lowland Ewes – 1st W Taylor & Son, Great Bavington, (Mule) 2nd PC Charlton, Little Harle.(Mule)
All classes sold well on the day and besides show sheep trade peaked at £88.50 (210ppkg) for a smart pen of Beltex crosses also from the Fawns.
Prime lambs averaged well at 190ppkg throughout and cast sheep out with the show peaked at £105 for a big Texel cross ewe from Richard Taylor, Great Bavington.
Texel x – £104 The Fawns, £96 & £95 The Chesters, £95 & £90 (x2) Rugley Walls, £88.50 The Fawns, £84 Tilesheds, £80 The Fawns, £80 Holystone.
236.4p, 210.7p & 210.5p The Fawns, 190.0p The Chesters, 190.0p Rugley Walls, 184.6p The Chesters, 183.7p Rugley Walls,
Beltex x - £114 & £95 The Fawns, £80 Blue Knox.
278.1p & 211.1p The Fawns, 205.1p Blue Knox.
Suffolk x - £90 The Chesters, £80, £75, & £74 Holystone.
173.9p Holystone, 169.8p The Chesters, 168.2p Holystone.
Mule - £71 & 173.2p Holystone.
Cheviot Mule - £82 Holystone.
Hampshire - £71 & 173.2p Holystone.
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £105 Great Bavington, £98 (x3) High House, £94 Great Bavington, £90 & £88 Little Harle, £88 High House.
Suffolk Ram - £76 Great Bavington
Mule –£80 Great Bavington, £75.50 & £73 Little Harle, £69.50 & £67 Great Bavington.
Cheviot x - £83 & £80 Bowershield
Blackface - £73 Little Harle.
Hexham Primestock - Christmas Show | Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Hexham and Northern Marts held its Annual Christmas Primestock Show and Sale, this year kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank (Hexham) and Mole Country Stores and expertly judged by Andrew Atkinson, Croft House, Harrogate.
A fantastic entry of 45 prime cattle this year with a good number forward for the show.
Mr Atkinson gave the Overall Championship to the Limousin x steer from M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm that weighed 557kg and went on to sell for 310ppk to B&T Kitson Butchers, Northallerton. Reservge went to a lovely British Blue x heifer from M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green weighing 540kg and went on to sell for 278ppk to the judge.
Young Farmers Champion this year came from Mark Statton, Tritlington YFC with a cracking home grown British Blue heifer selling for 241.5ppk to Mr J Higginson Butchers, Corbridge.
On behalf of the Directors and Staff at Hexham Mart I would like to thank all vendors and purchasers for their continued support throughout the year.
Best Steer/Heifer shown by YFC Member
First Prize M. Statton, High Highlaws
Second Prize G. Common, Low Ardley
Limousin x Heifer
First Prize Lough Green
Second Prize Paxton Dene
Limousin x Steer
First Prize Glebe Farm
Second Prize Middle Horsleyhope
British Blue x Heifer
First Prize Lough Green
British Blue x Steer
First Prize Claywalls
Other Continental x Heifer
First Prize Lough Green (Charolais)
Native Bred Steer/Heifer
First Prize Claywalls (Angus x steer)
Male Champion – M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm
Female Champion – M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green
Overall Champion – M/s Rochester & Marshall, Glebe Farm
Reserve Champion – M/s WH Davison, Lough Green
Limousin Steers – £1726.70 Glebe Farm, £1517.63 Middle Horsleyhope, £1402.30 Claywalls, £1373.63 Nunwick, £1366.58 Claywalls, £1338.71 Paxton Dene, £1331.13 Nunwick, £1317.29 Flotterton, £1315.28 Rising Sun, £1291.88 Flotterton, £1245.09 Rising Sun, £1242.06 Flotterton, £1241.51 & £1240.74 Rising Sun, £1239.70, £1200.62, £1185.75 & £1159.32 Claywalls, £1132.95 High Dalton
310p Glebe Farm, 237.5p Middle Horsleyhope, 231.5p Nunwick, 212.5p Claywalls, 211.5p Rising Sun, 209.5p Paxton Dene, 207.5p High Dalton, 203.5p Nunwick, 200.5p Flotterton & Rising Sun, 199.5, 196.5p,195.5p & 182.5p Claywalls, 190.5p Flotterton, 189.5p Claywalls, 187.5p Flotterton, 181.5p Rising Sun
Limousin Heifers – £1445.85 Paxton Dene, £1424.48 High Town, £1402.19 Paxton Dene, £1321.87 Lough Green, £1278.42 Paxton Dene, £1231.67 Paxton Dene, £1125.09 Low Ardley, £1049.37 High Dalton
249.5p Paxton Dene, 243.5p High Town, 235.5p Paxton Dene, 231.5p Low Ardley & Lough Green, 229.5p & 223.5p Paxton Dene, 199.5p High Dalton
Charolais Steers – £1412.29, £1380.53, £1341.13, £1341.03, £1309.63, £1253.18, £1150.27, £1116.23 Flotterton
203.5p, 197.5p (x2), 195.5p, 192.5p, 189.5p, 185.5p & 181.5p Flotterton
Charolais Heifers – £1302.26 Lough Green, £1294.34 Flotterton
220.5p Flotterton, 218.5p Lough Green
Angus Steers – £1309.23 Flotterton, £1097.60 Claywalls
175.5p Flotterton, 171.5p Claywalls
Angus Heifers - £892.78 & £842.53 The Stobbs
167.5p (x2) The Stobbs
British Blue Steers - £1225.60 Paxton Dene, £1185.05 Claywalls
198.5p Claywalls, 180.5p Paxton Dene
British Blue Heifers - £1501.20 Lough Green, £1267.88 High Highlaws
278p Lough Green, 241.5p High Highlaws
Hexham Mart held its weekly cast cow sale with a nice entry of 52 cows forward. Included in this week’s sale was the Annual Christmas Show which was generously sponsored by Lloyds Bank Ltd and Mole Country Stores. This year judged by Andrew Atkinson, Croft House who gave First Prize to M/s TF&C Robinson & Son, Bog Hall for a great British Blue cow which went on to sell for the days highest price of 167.5ppk (£1457.75)
Trade for cows on the whole similar to last week with better cows easily selling between 130-135ppk
Best Cast Cow
First Prize M/s Robinson, Bog Hall (British Blue)
Second Prize M/s Dodds, Milbourne High House (Limousin)
Limousin – £1238.13 Milbourne High House, £1102.73 West Grange, £1089.42 & £1042.48 Glebe Farm, £1037.89 West Grange, £983.73 Glebe Farm, £982.29 Low Ardley, £967.73 Milbourne High House, £948.50 Nunwick, £934.13 Dukesfield Hall, £915.57 & £888.37 Nunwick, £871.42 Town Farm, £868.77 & £853.23 Low Ardley, £811.53 Greencarts
141.5p Milbourne High House, 135.5p Nunwick, 135.5p (x2) Glebe Farm, 130.5p West Grange, 129.5p Nunwick (x2) & Glebe Farm, 127.5p Milbourne High House, 125.5p West Grange, 119.5p Low Ardley (x3), 117.5p Nunwick & Dukesfield Hall, 116.5p Town Farm, 115.5p Nunwick, 113.5p Waite Farm
Angus -£1028.79 Fell Lane, £1026.51 The Tofts, £997.52 Grange Farm, £942.34 The Tofts, £937.72 South Hallington, £895.13 The Tofts, £854.71 The Stobbs
121.5p Grange Farm, 119.5p & 114.5p The Tofts, 111.5p High Barns & South Hallington, 108.5p The Tofts, 107.5p Grange Farm, 103.5p Fell Lane
British Blue – £1457.25 Bog Hall, £911.03 Holly Hill West
167.5p Bog Hall, 116.5p Holly Hill West
Charolais – £1014.04 Comb Hills, 842.72 Grange Farm
125.5p Comb Hills, 120.5p & 114.5p Grange Farm
Blonde - £1003.43 & £872.23 Houselope Grange
127.5p & 125.5p Houselope Grange
Beef Shorthorn - £814.93 & 113.5p The Tofts
Stabiliser - £958.67, £930.91 & £867.42 Nunwick
119.5p & 118.5p (x2) Nunwick
Hexham and Northern Marts at their Annual Christmas show and sale had an entry of 1272 lambs. The show, generously sponsored by Mole Country Stores and Lloyds Bank, and ably and quickly judged by Mr Jamie Curle, Bowsden.
He awarded the overall championship to five outstanding Beltex x lambs from M/s Beveridge, Low West House, superbly turned out by Ben Cowton. The championship trophy to Ben by Michael Robson on behalf of Mole Country Stores. The champions went on to sell for £130 to Andrew Atkinson. The Reserve Champion pen was the five Texel x lambs also from M/s Beveridge which sold for £100 to Mr Dan Kemp on behalf of Cranstons Butchers.
5 Texel Sired Lambs
First Prize Low West House
Second Prize Low Ardley
5 Dutch Texel Sired Lambs
First Prize Low West House
Second Prize St Oswalds
5 Beltex Sired Lambs
First Prize Low West House
Second Prize St Oswalds
5 Other Continental Sired Lambs
First Prize St Oswalds (Rouge)
5 Suffolk Sired Lambs
First Prize St Oswalds
Second Prize Low Eshells
5 Mule Lambs
First Prize Baal Hill
Second Prize Baal Hill
5 Hill Bred Lambs
First Prize Sewingshields (Blackface)
Second Prize Sewingshields (Blackface)
Champion Pen of Lambs – M/s Beveridge, Low West House (Beltex x)
Reserve Champion Pen – M/s Beveridge, Low West House (Texel x)
Outwith the show sheep, slightly more mixed lambs forward and although plenty of weight the average was the same as the previous week.
Texel x – £100 Low West House, £99.50 Aydonshields, £99 Low Ardley, £97 St Oswalds, £96 Chesters, £95.50 Watch Currock, £95 High Eshells, Watch Currock & Warksfield Head, £94.50 St Oswalds, £94 New Dotland, Baal Hill & Palm Strothers, £93.50 New Dotland, Warksfield Head, Aydonshields & St Oswalds, £93 Chesters (x2) & Watch Currock, £92.50 East House, Aydonshields, Thornley Hall Farm, Watch Currock & Low Ardley (x2), £92 High Eshells, Aydonshields (x2) & Watch Currock, £91.50 Chesters, Partridge Nest & Flotterton, £91 Thockrington, £90.50 High Eshells, Low Eshells (x2), Warksfield Head & Grange Farm, £90 Low Eshells (x2), Thornley Hall Farm, Thockrington & Warksfield Head, £89.50 Burntongues & West Shields, £89 Willimoteswick, Chesters, Old Town & New Dotland, £88.80 West Shields, £88.50 Palm Strothers, £88 New Dotland, Low Eshells, Great Bavington, Kellah (x2) &b Palm Strothers, £87.50 St Oswalds, Linacres & Palm Strothers, £87 Partridge Nest, Warksfield Head & Grange Farm, £86.50 Partridge Nest & Kellah, £86.20 Colepike, £86 Thockrington, Brokenheugh, Old Town & Kellah, £85.50 East House, £85 Nettle Hall, Partridge Nest, Black Hedley & Kellah
230.3p St Oswalds, 230.2p Low Ardley, 226.2p Watch Currock, 225.6p East House, 220.9p Warksfield Head & High Eshells, 220.5p St Oswalds, 218.8p & 218.6p Palm Strothers, 217.4p Warksfield Head & New Dotland, 216.3p Watch Currock, 215.4p Burntongues, 214.6p Kellah, 212.8p Low West House, 211.7p Aydonshields, 208.7p Chesters, 207p New Dotland, 206.3p Burntongues & Middle Heads, 205.8p Palm Strothers, 205p Kellah, 203.6p East House, 203.3p Aydonshields & St Oswalds, 201.1p St Oswalds, 200.5p Colepike, 198.8p Colepike & East House, 197.7p Warksfield Head, 197.6p Kellah & New Dotland, 197.4p Kellah, 196.8p Aydonshields, 196.7p Warksfield Head, 196.1p Palm Strothers, 195.7p Warksfield Head, 195.6p Low Eshells, 194.7p Chesters, 194.2p Watch Currock, 194.1p Low Eshells, 193.3p & 193.2p Partridge Nest, 193p Palm Strothers & Grange Farm, 192.7p Watch Currock, 192.6p Colepike, 192.4p Thockrington, 191.7p Watch Currock, 191.5p Low Eshells & Brokenheugh, 191.3p New Dotland, 191.3p Great Bavington, 191.1p Thockrington, 191p Woodlands Hall & Watch Currock, 190.5p Burntongues & Brokenheugh, 190.4p Burntongues
Dutch Texel x – £116 Low West House, £85 Willimoteswick
282.9p Low West House, 197.7p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £100 Great Bavington, £93 Baal Hill & St Oswalds, £92 East House, Chesters & Flotterton, £91 New Dotland (x2) & Morrowfield, £90 Great Bavington (x3) & Old Town, £89 East House, Thockrington (x2), Chesters & Morrowfield, £88.50 Lunns House & Flotterton, £88.20 & £87.80 Thockrington, £87.50 Great Bavington & Low Eshells, £87 New Dotland, Black Hedley & Old Town (x2), £86.50 Black Hedley & Morrowfield, £86 Lunns House, £84.50 Low Eshells, £84 Brokenheugh, £83.50 East House, £82 Black Hedley & Lunns House, £81.50 Great Bavington, £80.50 New Dotland
216.3p St Oswalds, 207p & 203.7p East House, 197.7p New Dotland, 196.2p Sillywrea, 191.7p Thockrington & New Dotland, 190.9p Brokenheugh, 190.7p Lunns House, 189.5p Great Bavington, 189.1p Old Town, 187.8p Low Eshells, 187.5p Woodlands Hall, 186.8p Thockrington, 186p Baal Hill, 185.4p Thockrington, 184p Morrowfield, 183p Lunns House, 182.3p Great Bavington, 182p New Dotland & Morrowfield, 181.4p Woodlands Hall, 178p Thockrington, 177p Lunns House, 176.5p Black Hedley
Beltex x – £130 Low West House, £101 St Oswalds, £89 East House, £87.50 & £87 (x2) Linacres
282.6p Low West House, 222.5p East House, 219.6p St Oswalds, 212.2p & 202.3p Linacres
Charollais x - £88 & 183.3p Colepike
Rouge x - £105 & 238.6p St Oswalds
Cheviot x- £89, £86, £84.80 & £80 Flotterton
184.4p & 181.8p Flotterton, 173.7p Sillywrea
Mule – £85.20 Warksfield Head, £84 & £81 Kellah, £78 Baal Hill, £77.50 New Dotland, £76 Baal Hill, £75 Thornley Hall Farm, £73 Baal Hill
184.1p Kellah, 181.3p Warksfield Head, 181p Baal Hill, 176.1p New Dotland, 174.4p Thornley Hall Farm, 173.8p & 173.3p Baal Hill, 164.7p Kellah
Blackface - £83 Warksfield Head, £80.50, £76 & £74 Sewingshields
184.4p Warksfield Head, 180.5p & 176.7p Sewingshields
Swaledale - £72 & £63 Glenwhelt
184.6p & 175p Glenwhelt
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x –£90 (x2) & £70 Grange Farm
Suffolk x - £80 Grange Farm
Mule – £68 Morrowfield, £55 Grange Farm, £50 Great Bavington
Blackface – £65 Sewingshields
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 29th November 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts at their last sale in the month of November offered a catalogued entry of 367 head of store cattle and suckled calves. A wide and varied entry from both ends of the quality spectrum was presented and all classes sold well with a good number of occasional buyers returning to the Hexham ringside.
As seen throughout the year heifers are increasingly the focus of sharp demand and no more so on this day. The sale was topped, as is seldom seen by a 17 month old heifer at the cracking price of £1250 with two more similarly well-bred sorts from the same home selling at £1240 each to complete a well-sold trio on the day for father and son team Tom and Andrew Jackson, Midgeholme, Bardon Mill. The family easily sold their run of seven quality Limousin cross heifers to a willing crowd of buyers, both local and distant to average a rewarding £1108 throughout.
Bullock trade peaked at £1220 followed by another at £1210 from weekly consignor of best end cattle Geoff Ogle, Blackburn, Slaley who sold four on the day at eighteen months of age to average £1181 per head. A good offering of native breed bullocks were also forward on the day and peaked at £1190 for an Angus cross bullock from Martin Snaith, Great Tosson with another from the same home at £1160. Another sold at £1150 from William Hall, Hallington New Houses as did the lead bullock from Holystone Estate that consigned 12 big black bullocks for sale at 18-20 months which averaged £1087 having been expertly turned out by stockman John Hughes.
All classes sold well and at similar rates to those seen in recent weeks with perhaps heifers and certainly the youngest entry seeing a marginal lift. This was highlighted by a smart run of five well-summered Limmy cross heifers at 10-13 months of age from Messrs Swallow, Dukesfield Hall that peaked at £995 and averaged a well-deserved £965 each.
Furthermore Spring born calves under ten months of age were the subject of some furious bidding which saw trade peak at £855 for steers and £825 for heifers, both lots at 6-7 months of age and both lots consigned by well-known local purveyor of such quality ¾ bred Limousin suckled calves; Benedict Bates from the Nilston Rigg farming partnership, Langley-on Tyne.
With Christmas fast approaching numbers are expected to ease however finishers appear still eager to acquire quality cattle and calves to utilise plentiful supplies of fodder, grain and straw. Breeders with cattle yet to sell from within our region and further a-field are urged to contact our auctioneers to take advantage of the rates currently available through the Hexham ring.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £1180 New Houses, £1090 West Deanraw, £1020 Kirkley March
Limousin x steers – £1180 Paxton Dene, £1170 Rising Sun, £1100 Kirkley March, £900 Bunker Hill
Limousin x heifers - £1195 & £1160 Paxton Dene, £1130 Midgeholme, £1020 Halfway House, £990 Midgeholme, £930 Mickley Moor
Angus x steers - £1190 & £1120 Great Tosson
Angus x heifers – £880 Allendale Farm
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1150, £1100 & £1090 The Raw, £1050 New Houses, £1040 The Raw, £1030 Hartburn Grange, £1025 Kirkley March, £1020 Kirkley March & The Raw, £990 West Deanraw, £935 Hartburn Grange
Charolais x heifers – £1095 Needless Hall, £985 The Raw, £960 Hartburn Grange, £930 West Deanraw & The Raw, £925 Hartburn Grange, £900 Ewesley
Limousin x steers – £1220 & £1210 Blackburn, £1185 Rising Sun, £1180 Blackburn, £1145 Lough Green, £1130 Armond Carr, £1125 Lough Green & Sweethope, £1120 Lough Green, £1115 Blackburn & Rising Sun, £1110 Halton Red House, £1100 Armond Carr, Lough Green, Cornhills & Comb Hills, £1090 Rising Sun & Lough Green, £1085 West Deanraw, £1060 Armond Carr & Sweethope, £1055 Cornhills, £1050 West Deanraw, £1040 Kirkley March, £1035 Cornhills & Sweethope, £1030 Cornhills & Camphill, £1025 Rising Sun (x2), £1005 Sweethope, £1000 Rising Sun & Kirkley March, £990 Cornhills (x2), £985 Chesterwood, £980 Chesterwood & Tosson Glebe, £955 Sweethope, £950 Brokenheugh & Low Middleton, £925 Midgeholme, £910 High Dalton
Limousin x heifers – £1250 & £1240 (x2) Midgeholme, £1140 & £1135 Halton Red House, £1075 Needless Hall, £1070 Camphill, £1065 Lunns House, £1040 East Uppertown, £1030 Halton Red House, £1010 Needless Hall, £990 Ewesley, £970 Lunns House & Midgeholme, £960 Lunns House & Camphill, £955 East Uppertown, £950 Brokenheugh, £940 Brokenheugh & Midgeholme, £920 Lunns House & Camphill, £910 Ewesley & Sweethope, £900 Cornhills (x3) & Ewesley (x2), £880 West Deanraw & Cornhills
Blonde x heifers – £1055 Ewesley
British Blue x steers - £1190, £1115 & £1100 Lough Green, £1035 Waite Farm, £1005 Cornhills, £990 Camphill
British Blue x heifers – £1200 Camphill, £990 Needless Hall, £970 Camphill, £890 West Deanraw
Simmental x steers – £880 Hill Head
Simmental x heifers – £940, £910, £890 & £880 Ewesley
Angus x steers -£1160 Great Tosson, £1150 New Houses & Holystone, £1130 & £1120 New Houses, £1105, £1100 (x2) £1090 & £1080 (x2) Holystone, £1070 Hill Head & Holystone, £1045 Bunker Hill, £1035 New Houses, £1015 Chesterwood, £1010 Bunker Hill, Holystone & Ednorville, £990 Allendale Farm, £950 Ednorville, £940 Bunker Hill, £930 & £895 Allendale Farm
Angus x heifers – £850 & £840 Newton Greens
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £970 Harwood Shield
Limousin x steers – £1075 Brokenheugh, £1065 Woodhead, £1050 Brokenheugh, £1035 Woodhead, £1030 Harwood Shield (x2), £1020 High Dalton, £1010 Harwood Shield & Woodhouse (x2), £1000 Hawksteel, £990 Cornhills & Harwood Shield, £975 The Tofts, £970 Harwood Shield, £965 Cornhills, £960 Woodhead, £940 The Tofts, £905 Woodhouse, £890 Pitland Hills, £860 Woodhead
Limousin x heifers – £1195 Comb Hills, £1190 High Dalton, £1090 & £1030 Brokenheugh, £1020 Harwood Shield, £995 Dukesfield Hall, £985 Comb Hills, £975 Dukesfield Hall, £950 & £940 Harwood Shield, £890 Ewesley, £860 Harwood Shield
British Blue x steers – £875 Woodhouse
British Blue x heifers – £1000 & £955 Harwood Shield, £890 Camphill
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £1005 East Unthank, £995, £980, £960 & £950 Low Middleton, £920 East Unthank, £910 Hawksteel, £885 Hawksteel, £855 & £850 Nilston Rigg
Limousin x heifers – £980 East Unthank, £975 & £905 Dukesfield Hall, £885 Hawksteel, £825 & £810 Nilston Rigg
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 964 cast sheep and 5523 store lambs. Trade for cast sheep again sharper with even more faces ringside making for a brisk trade. All classes of ewes sharper and the average would be up £3 on the week.
Texel ewes from M/s JT Goodfellow & Son, Lynup Hill sold to £139
Cast tups in demand and Texel’s sold to £128 from Mr PC Charleton, Little Harle.
Mule ewes from the same home sold to £86
A good trade for hill ewes this week was observed and Blackface ewes sold to £74 for a pen of 41 from M/s JE Woodman & Son, Great Chesters.
Swaledale ewes sold to a high of £66 from M/s H&HA Ridley, Allenshields.
Texel - £128 Little Harle, £115 Woodland House, £110 Lee Hall
Texel x – £139 Lynup Hill, £135 Woodland House, £128 Ridley Stokoe, £111 Hill House Farm, £105 St Oswalds, £100 Delight Farm, £99 Watch Hill, £98 Little Harle & Lynup Hill, £97 Woodlands, £96 Little Harle & Ewesley, £95 Ewesley, £92 Little Harle, £90 Hill House Farm & Delight Farm
Suffolk x – £98 Woodlands Place, £91 Settlingstones, £89 Tosson Tower & Lords Lot
Beltex x - £96 Comb Hills
Leicester - £108 Low Espley, £107 Woodhall, £104 Camphill, £94 Great Chesters, £86 Little Harle & Woodhall, £80 Low Espley
Lleyn - £90 Netherton Northside
Cheviot – £63 Castle Nook
Mule –£86 Little Harle, £84 Fairley & Delight Farm, £83 St Oswalds, £79 Normans Riding, Little Harle, & Delight Farm, £77 East Highridge, £76 Blackhill, Settlingstones & Ewesley, £72 St Oswalds, £70 Felton Demesne & East Flass
Blackface – £74 Great Chesters, £71 Hotbank, £67 Monkridge Hill, £66 Great Chesters, £65 Blueburn, £64 Little Harle, £61 Stell Green, £60 Ridley Stokoe
Swaledale – £74 & £66 Allenshields, £64 Low Bleakhope, £57 Allenshields, £55 Linshiels, £50 Loadman
Jacob - £61 St Oswalds
Crossbred - £84 Mickley Moor & Castle Nook
Another large entry of store lambs attracted buyers from far and wide again. Even with a lot of weathered lambs on show, trade was very similar to previous week with long keep lambs easy to cash.
Sale highlight was a great pen of Texel lambs from M/s J Stephenson & Son, West Mill Hills, Haydon Bridge realizing £116. Same vendor also sold lambs to £107
M/s D,J&W Sedgewick, Errington Red House sold Beltex’s to £104
M/s RL Riddle & Son, Blakelaw had a tremendous run of 122 Beltex lambs that sold to £100 and the whole run went on to average £93.75!
Once again this week, mule lambs very easily cashed with the main run of lambs selling between, £60-£66. This section topped at £83.50 for a pen of 37 from Mr M Wallace, Farneyshield.
Another good entry of Blackface lambs this week that sold to £75 from M/s RJ&J Raine, Townfoot and this section went on to average £50
Entries for next week’s sale to the office by 10am Monday morning 01434 605444
Texel - £116 West Mill Hills, £94 The Fawns
Texel x – £98.50 Nunwick, £95.50 Laburnum Cottage, £92.50 Felton Demesne, £90 Nunwick, £89 Butterknowes, £87 East Highridge, £86.50 West Kirkheaton, £86 Rigg Farm, £85 Nunwick & Shaw Wood, £84 Hollin Close, Low West House, The Hagg & Chesters, £83.50 Milescott, £83 Laburnum Cottage, £82 Duddo Hill, Hedley Park, The Fawns, Shaw Wood & South Kirkheaton, £81.50 The Hagg & Bridgeford, £80.50 Chesters & South Gunnerton, £80 Butterknowes (x2), Throstle Nest & Cross House
Dutch Texel x - £107 West Mill Hills, £94, £92, £89.50 & £89 Willimoteswick,
Suffolk x – £80 Fairley, £79.50 West Kirkheaton, £79 Duddo Hill & Causey Burn, £78 Cross House, £77 Dene House & Rosebrough, £76 Settlingstones, £75 Duddo Hill, Settlingstones & Felton Demesne
Charollais x – £80 & £71 Felton Demesne
Beltex x - £104 Errington Red House, £100 Blakelaw, £98 & £97 Low West House, £96 Errington Red House, £95.50 St Oswalds, £95, £94.50 & £92.50 Blakelaw, £91 The Shank, £89 Blakelaw, £87 Low Espley, £85 Low West House, £83.50 The Fawns, £82.50 St Oswalds & Errington Red House, £78 Watch Hill & Errington Red House
Cheviot x - £82 Monkridge Hill, £67.50 Gairshield, £67 Woodhall, £66 Woodhall & Dyke Nook, £65.50 Nunwick & Linbrig, £65 The Brigg, £63 Cottonshope & Linbrig, £59 Linbrig
NC Cheviot - £58 Philiphaugh
Cheviot Mule – £71.50 & £61 Rosebrough
Mule – £83.50, £79.50 & £78 (x2) Farneyshield, £76.50 Hackford, £75.50 Woodhall, £70 Demesne, £67.50 Harwood Shield, £66.50 North Cocklake, Rosebrough & Camphill, £66 Dyke Nook, £65.50 Woodhall, £64 Blueburn & Newbiggin
Blackface – £73 Townfoot, £71 Flotterton, £66 Monkridge Hill, £64.50 Stell Green, £62 Townfoot, £61 The Brigg, £57.50 Newton Farm, £54.50 Bridgeford, £53 Blueburn, £52 Waterloo
Swaledale - £66 Low Bleakhope, £64 Townfoot & Woodhall, £49.50 Gleedlee, £43 Hepple Whitefield
Herdwick - £55 Gairshield
Crossbred – £75 Temperley Grange, £70 Ravensworth Grange & Felton Demesne
Scot Gap Mart | Wednesday 27th November 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart at their weekly sale sold prime lambs to £94 from Jonta Walton, Grangemoor and cast ewes to £96 from Messrs Thompson, Angerton Broom House.
Texel x – £94 Grangemoor, £85 (x2) Angerton Broom House, £85 (x2) Grangemoor, & £84 Angerton Broom House
173.9p Black Callerton, 173.5p Angerton Broom House, 173.5p Grangemoor, 171.4p Angerton Broom House
Beltex x - £84 & £77 Blue Knox
197.4p & 192.3p Blue Knox
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £96, £92 & £90 Cornhills & £90 Tuthill.
Suffolk - £96 Angerton Broom House, £94, £81 (x2) Tuthill.
Mule – £78 Tuthill & £67 Black Callerton.
Blackface - £60 East White Hill.
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 26th November 2019
Smart run of clean cattle met a good trade.
Christmas show and sale next week.
Limousin Heifers – £1020.70 & £997.05 Low Ardley
195.5p & 191.5p Low Ardley
Angus Heifers - £910.07 & £891.54 The Stobbs
179.5p & 175.5p The Stobbs
A great entry of cows of all classes met spirited bidding. All types would be dearer on the week.
Sale topped at 151.5ppk from High Warden Farm Ltd with top gross going to Messrs E Kellett & Son for their Blue cow at £1198.40
Limousin – £1020.51 Low Houselope, £1006.05 East Matfen, £993.31 Elrington Hall, £963.30 Brokenheugh, £950.52 Low Houselope, £935.48, £919.76, £918.66, £908.27 & £900.79 Elrington Hall, £892.11 Town Farm, £884.08, £877.91, £859.21, £856.56, £838.97 & £838.53 Elrington Hall, £818.55 & £806.76 Allotment
142.5p East Matfen, 133.5p Low Houselope, 131.5p Elrington Hall, 130.5p Low Houselope, 128.5p (x4) Elrington Hall, 127.5p Allotment, 126.5p (x2), 125.5p & 124.5p Elrington Hall, 123.5p Brokenheugh, 121.5p Elrington Hall & Allotment, 119.5p & 115.5p (x2) Elrington Hall, 113.5p Town Farm, 108.5p West Deanraw, 106.5p Brokenheugh, 103.5p Town Farm, 102.5p & 101.5p Gleedlee
Angus -£965.58 Yatesfield, £930.21 High Warden, £900.14 The Stobbs, £890.50 Yatesfield, £882.05 High Warden, £826.77 Cottonshope
151.5p & 147.5p High Warden, 124.5p The Stobbs, 120.5p & 115.5p Yatesfield, 108.5p Cottonshope
Charolais - £1194.68 Loadman, £1118.26 & £1097.31 Harnam Hall, £1052 Loadman
131.5p & 127.5p Loadman, 1265 & 118.5p Harnam Hall
British Blue – £1198.40 & 134.5p East Matfen
Simmental - £836.50 & 119.5p High Warden
Beef Shorthorn - £1054.63 & £860.80 Yatesfield
147.5p & 110.5p Yatesfield
Hereford - £842.30 & 120.5p High Warden
A similar show of lambs forward sold on a very fast trade and up 5p on the week to a top of £111 from Messrs Browell, Quarry House. With five buyers operating, more lambs are needed on a regular basis to keep up with demand.
Texel x – £111 Quarry House, £105 Dotland Park, £100 Quarry House, £97 Comb Hills, £95 High Eshells & Low Eshells, £94 High Eshells, £93.20 Low Eshells, £93 Colepike & Milbourne Town Farm, £92.80 Low Ardley & Hedley Park, £92.50 Dotland Park, £92.20 Low Ardley, £92 Stotsfold & Bensons Fell, £91.50 Low Ardley & Aydonshields, £91 High Eshells, Brixter Hill, Baal Hill, Aydonshields & Old Town, £90.80 Low Eshells, £90.50 High Eshells & Lough Green, £90 Willimoteswick, Low Eshells (x2), Grange House, Hedley Park, Middle Heads, Old Town & West Shields, £89.50 Great Chesters, £89 Cheeseburn Grange & Low Staples, £88.50 Stotsfold & Grange House, £88.20 Grange House (x2), Partridge Nest & West Shields, £88 & £87.80 West Shields, £87.50 Low Staples & East Uppertown, £87.20 Willimoteswick & Milbourne Town Farm, £87 St Oswalds, Baal Hill, Lough Green (x2), Woodlands Hall & Colepike, £86.80 Partridge Nest, £86.50 Low Eshells & Cheeseburn Grange, £86 Milbourne Town Farm
246.7p Quarry House, 222.2p Cheeseburn Grange, 219.5p West Shields, 219.1p Stotsfold, 217.5p St Oswalds, 216.3p Cheeseburn Grange, 210.9p Comb Hills, 210p Grange House & Comb Hills, 208.1p St Oswalds, 207.3p Middle Heads, 207.1p Lough Green, 207p Low Staples, 201.2p St Oswalds, 201.1p High Eshells, 200p Hackford & Bensons Fell, 198.8p West Shields, 197.3p Partridge Nest, 196.7p Stotsfold, 196.5p Colepike, 196.3p Low Staples, 196.1p Quarry House, 195.8p West Shields, 195.7p Low Eshells (x2), 195.2p Cheeseburn Grange, 194.1p Brixter Hill, 193.8p Willimoteswick, 193.5p East Uppertown, 193.3p Lough Green, 193.2p Cheeseburn Grange & Aydonshields, 192.7p Comb Hills, 192.4p Grange House, 192.2p Low Eshells, 191.9p Lunns House, 191.5p St Oswalds & Middle Heads, 191.4p Low Staples, 191.1p Milbourne Town Farm, 190.9p West Shields, 190.5p Woodlands Hall, 190.4p Great Chesters, 190.2p Low Staples & Comb Hills, 190p Great Chesters, 189.6p Baal Hill & Milbourne Town Farm, 189.4p Cheeseburn Grange, 189.1p Colepike & Baal Hill, 188.4p Woodlands Hall, 188.2p Low Ardley, 188p High Eshells
Dutch Texel x - £100, £90 & £88 Willimoteswick
225p, 222.2p & 209.5p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £100 Steel Hall, £94 Baal Hill, £93 Sunniside & Old Town, £92.80 Hedley Park, £91.50 Sunniside, £90.50 Black Hedley (x2), £90 Brixter Hill & Sunniside, £88.50 Sunniside & Old Town, £88.20 Lunns House, £88 Whitchester, £87.50 Sunniside, £87 Woodlands Hall & Steel Hall, £86 Cheeseburn Grange, Lunns House & Steel Hall, £85.50 Brixter Hill & Baal Hill, £84.50 Sunniside, £84 Woodlands Hall, £83.80 Lunns House
197.5p Hedley Park, 195.5p Cheeseburn Grange, 193.3p Steel Hall, 192.4p Sunniside, 191.8p Baal Hill, 191.3p Whitchester, 191.1p Steel Hall, 190.9p Woodlands Hall, 190.5p Lunns House, 190.2p Sunniside, 190p Baal Hill, 189.3p Whitchester, 187.8p & 186p Sunniside, 185.9p Brixter Hill, 183.7p Sunniside, 183p Sunniside & Lunns House, 181p Black Hedley, 177.6p Woodlands Hall, 176.4p Lunns House, 173.5p Old Town, 173.1p Brixter Hill, 172.4p Steel Hall
Beltex x – £93 & 202.2p Dotland Park
Charollais x - £92 Sunniside, £87 Lough Green, £86 Sunniside & Colepike
200p Colepike, 195.5p & 191.7p Sunniside, 189.1p Lough Green
Cheviot x- £79 & 188.1p Whitchester
Mule – £89.50 & £88.50 Quarry House, £85 Great Chesters, £80.50 Hackford, £79.50 Errington Red House & Baal Hill, £78.50 Whitchester
184.9p Errington Red House, 183p Hackford, 180.7p Baal Hill, 178.4p Whitchester, 177.1p Great Chesters, 173.5p & 172.1p Quarry House
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel - £65 Errington Red House
Texel x – £75 Old Town, £60 Middle Heads
Suffolk x - £74 Middle Heads
Mule – £68 Middle Heads, £60 Parkside
Blackface – £65 Hotbank
Swaledale - £40 Parkside
Store Cattle, Breeding & Store Sheep | Friday 22nd November 2019
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered an entry of 350 catalogued head and a mixed show of quality sold well in places however lesser types were easier on the week.
Once again the sale was topped by a smart Limousin cross steer from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn at 18 months of age that realised £1245 with the very next into the ring from the same home changing hands at £1230.
John Davison, Lough Green, Langley on Tyne came forward to the Hexham ring with a typically smart trademark run of cattle and was well rewarded on the day peaking at £1185 with the run of six averaging £1160 throughout at 18 to 20 months of age.
The best end of heifers also sold well with a number of vendors reporting increases on the week. Trade peaked at a well-deserved £1220 for a sublime Limousin cross at just 14 months of age from Messrs Ridley, Allenshields who saw their top quality quartet of Blanchland bred heifers sell well to return at an average of £1060 per head.
Alan Ogle, also from the Slaley parish sold the dearest heifer within the older class of cattle at 17 months to realise £1195 on her first trip away from his Comb Hill holding confirming the renowned stockmanship of the Ogle family with cattle of the highest quality consigned to the Hexham ring on an almost weekly basis.
As numbers forward show signs of easing in the run up to the festive season buyer attendance and interest in quality sorts at this centre show no signs of slowing, producers with cattle yet to be sold are urged to contact our auctioneers with entries and/or expressions of interest by 10.30am on Monday for inclusion on next week’s catalogue.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x heifers – £995 High Trewhitt
Limousin x steers – £1190 Kirkley March & Fairley, £1080 & £1010 Kirkley March
Limousin x heifers - £915 East Uppertown
Angus x heifers – £1085 & £1080 Fairley
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1145 & £1070 Rare Dean, £930 (x2) East Fourstones
Charolais x heifers – £1095 East Fourstones, £1070, £1050, £1040 & £1030 Newlands Haugh, £1015 East Fourstones, £980 Ewesley & Rare Dean, £955 Newlands Haugh, £950 Rare Dean
Limousin x steers – £1230 & £1190 (x2) Blackburn, £1185, £1170 & £1160 (x2) Lough Green, £1155 Lough Green & Lunns House, £1150 Armond Carr & Lunns House (x2), £1140 Comb Hills, £1135 Lough Green & Lunns House, £1125 Armond Carr, £1120 Comb Hills, £1105, £1070, £1060 & £1055 Kirkley March, £1050 Armond Carr, £1020 Kirkley March, £1000 & £980 Low Staples, £970 & £950 High Trewhitt
Limousin x heifers – £1195 Comb Hills, £1105 Town Farm, £1100 Stotsfold, £1095 Little Bavington, £1090 Low Staples & Town Farm, £1050 Ewesley & Little Bavington, £1030 Hill Head, £1015 Stotsfold, £970 Bellshiel & Town Farm, £935 Cheviot, £915 (x2) Ewesley, £910 Ewesley, Stotsfold & Glendue, £900 Blackhalls (x2), Low Staples, Ewesley & Cheviot
British Blue x steers - £1035 Glendue, £940 Little Bavington
Simmental x steers – £985 Newton Greens
Simmental x heifers – £890 Hill Head
Angus x steers -£1130 & £1115 Catreen
Angus x heifers – £1095 Newlands Haugh, £1080, £1045, £1030 & £1010 Holystone, £970 Blackhalls & Holystone, £955 Blackhalls & East Uppertown, £930 & £910 Holystone, £900 East Uppertown, £890 Holystone
Beef Shorthorn heifers - £980, £970 (x2), £940, £930, £920 & £915 Blueburn
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1020 & £925 High Trewhitt
Limousin x steers – £1245 Blackburn, £1090 Allenshields, £1085 Brokenheugh, £1050 & £1030 Little Bavington, £1020 Little Bavington & Allenshields, £1000 Low Town, £980 Brokenheugh, £900 Little Bavington
Limousin x heifers – £1220 Allenshields, £1060 Stotsfold, £1045 Stotsfold & Allenshields, £1010 & £1000 Allenshields, £960 Stotsfold, £950 Low Town, £920 & £890 Brokenheugh
British Blue x heifers – £970 The Tofts, £890 & £885 Dunley Ford Dene
Simmental x steers – £850 Hill Head
Store & Breeding Sheep
Trade this week for cast sheep again sharper with another good number of purchasers present for all types of cast sheep.
The best of continentals still very good to cash with Beltex x Charollais ewes from M/s E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill selling to £126
Pure Texel ewes from M/s T&K Telfer, Demesne Farm selling to £124
Swaledale ewes from M/s W Tait & Sons, Bulls Hill sold to £58
Blackface ewes a stronger trade again as a pen of 28 from M/s E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill selling to £72
A good show of Mules were very much in demand and dearer again, selling to £80 from M/s M&J Swanson, Haggwood, Hexham.
Texel - £124 Bellingham Demesne & Brinkburn Newhouses
Texel x –£126 & £123 Holling Hill, £122 & £118 Brinkburn Newhouses, £116 Bulls Hill, £104 Low Ardley, £100 Aydonshields, £97 Follions, £96 Moralees & High Baulk, £95 Aydonshields & Low Ardley, £94 Low Ardley, £93 Felton Demesne, £92 Low Eshells, £91 Watch Hill, £90 South Carter Moor & Chesters
Dutch Texel - £86 Agars Hill
Suffolk - £100 Glebe Farm
Suffolk x – £97 Bankfoot & Delight, £96 Bankfoot, £94 East Knitsley, Brinkburn Newhouses & South Carter Moor, £92 Low Eshells, £90 Grange House & South Clarewood
Beltex - £98 Bankfoot
Leicester - £92 Baal Hill
Cheviot – £63 & £59 Elsdonburn, £55 Gairshield
Mule – £80 Haggwood, Aydonshields & Holystone, £79 Low Brunton, East Knitsley, Holling Hill & Houselope Grange, £78 Low Eshells, £77 Bulls Hill & Baal Hill, £76 Piatroon & Rye Hill, £75 Cheviot, Moralees, Bellingham Demesne, Holystone & Baal Hill, £74 Haggwood, Low Brunton, Stotsfold, Bulls Hill & West Wharmley
Blackface – £84 Whiskershiel, £72 Holling Hill, £60 Wingates South, £56 Gairshield, £50 Wingates South
Swaledale – £58 Bulls Hill, £57 Milescott, £53 Baal Hill, £51 Stotsfold, £50 Blackhalls, £49 Bulls Hill, £47 West Biggens, £41 Ottercops & Dyke Nook, £40 Winnows Hill
Herdwick - £28 Gairshield
Crossbred - £109 Codlaw Hill, £88 Great Tosson
In Lamb Ewes
Suffolk (1crop) - £116 Glebe Farm
Suffolk (2crop) - £100 Glebe Farm
Suffolk (4crop) - £85 Glebe Farm
Another good entry of 4871 store lambs this week which met a great trade once again with the average up again compared to last week (+£2)
Larger, heavy lambs especially dearer on the week with many realizing £84-£88
A good show of smart Beltex, Dutch Texel cross lambs this week met a flying trade with four pens exceeding £100
M/s NG,KM&JG Beveridge, Low West House selling Beltex x lambs to £105. Dutch Texel x lambs from M/s J&A Moralee, Hard Riding sold to £104 and a fantastic pen of 19 Beltex x lambs from M/s RL Riddle & Son, Blakelaw selling to £103
Mule lambs very easy to sell with the category averaging £60, selling to a high of £81.
A smaller entry of Blackface lambs this week but on fire topping at £86 for lambs from Mr WE Charlton, Greenleas.
More lambs needed next week to satisfy demand. Please call Drew on 07854361967 or Jack on 07739440457 or the office 01434 605444 by 11am Monday for next week’s catalogue.
Texel - £80 Highside
Texel x – £99 Highside, £96 Follions & Highside, £95 Chesterwood, £93 Errington Red House, £89 Board Inn, £87.50 Lowes Fell, £86.50 Cowbyre, £86 Felton Demesne (x2) & Highside, £85.50 China Hall, £85 Longlea Netherwitton, West Moorhouses & Hedley Park, £84 Longlea, £83.50 Chesterwood, £83 High Knitsley & Woodland House, £82 Cowbyre, £80.50 Waterloo, £80 Round Meadows & Errington Red House
Dutch Texel x - £104, £98.50, £95 & £92 Hard Riding, £82 Agars Hill
Suffolk x – £89 Broomfield, £88 Chesterwood, Broomfield & Bankfoot, £87 Lowes Fell & Salmonfield, £86.50 Felton Demesne, £86 Laburnum Cottage, £79.50 High Knitsley, £78.50 Broomfield, £76.50 Salmonfield, £75 Black Hedley & Causey Burn
Beltex x - £105 Low West House, £103 Blakelaw, £100 & £99 Woodland House, £97 West Moorhouses (x2), £94 Low West House, £91.50 Watch Hill, £91 Low West House, £90 Waterloo & Low West House (x2), £88.50 & £86 Blakelaw, £84 Low West House, £80 Grange House, Watch Hill & Hownsgill,
Leicester - £81.50 & £74 Westwood, £67 Kingswood
Hampshire x - £75 & £68 High Greenleycleugh
Lleyn - £75 & £72.50 Low Burradon
Cheviot x - £51 Barrowburn
NC Cheviot - £65 Holystone
Cheviot Mule - £48 Milescott
Mule – £81 Whitechapel, £77 Hackford, £74 Redesmouth, £73 Whitechapel, £72 Lowes Fell, £70.50 Redesmouth & Hackford, £69 Woodhall, £68.50 Cowbyre, £67.50 Redesmouth, £67 Ravensworth Grange, Dyke Nook & West End, £66.50 Allenheads & Burnbank, £66 Chattlehope, Whiteside Birtley & Stone Stile, £65.50 Woodhall & Hawksteel, £65 Redesmouth & Lowes Fell
Blackface – £86 Greenleas, £67, £65 & £55.50 Cartington
Swaledale - £41 Black House
Scot Gap Mart | Wednesday 20th November 2019
Scots Gap Auction Mart sold 289 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale. Heavy lambs peaked at £87 for 55kg Suffolk crosses from Jim & Nicky Brown, East White Hill, with 3 Texel crosses at 50kg selling to £85 from Edward Potts, Black Callerton and two lots of heavy Mule lambs selling to the same price from Edward Thoburn, Pitland Hills.
Cast Sheep were again dearer on the week and peaked at £125 for a big Texel cross ewe from Dave Brodie, The Chesters with Suffolk crosses to £98 from Messrs Johnson, Tuthill. Mule ewes to £75.50 from Messrs Dodds, High House and Blackfaces to £64 from Peter Charlton, Little Harle.
Texel x – £85 Black Callerton, £85 Pitland Hills, £84 (x2) Buckshaw, £84 Rugley Walls, £81.50 Buckshaw, £80 Rugley Walls, £80 Pitland Hills, £80 & £77 Highwood, £73.50 & £73 Black Callerton.
181.8p Rugley Walls, 177.8p Highwood, 175.0p Black Callerton, 171.4p Rugley Walls, 171.4p Buckshaw, 171.1p Highwood, 170.2p Pitland Hills, 170p Black Callerton, 169.8p Buckshaw.
Suffolk x - £87 East White Hill.
Mule - £85 & £82 Pitland Hills, £70 Black Callerton.
167.4p Pitland Hills, 159.1p Black Callerton, 154.6p Pitland Hills.
Kerry Hill - £47.50 & 148.4p Woodhall
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £125, £99 (x2), & £98 (x2) The Chesters, £98 East White Hill, £91 & £90 The Chesters, £90 High House, £89 & £88 The Chesters, £88 & £80 The Fawns
Suffolk - £98 Tuthill, £95 High House, £94 & £89 East White Hill
Mule – £75.50 High House, £75 Tuthill, £74 East White Hill, £74 Tuthill, £73 Little Harle, £71.50 East White Hill.
Blackface - £64 & £55 Little Harle, £51 & £44.50 Buckshaw.
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 19th November 2019
A nice show of clean heifers in this week with plenty of weight about. Topping at 219.5ppk for a Limousin x heifer from M/s H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene. Highest grossing heifer came from M/s MD & J Stobbs, High Dalton realising £1300.74
Limousin Heifers – £1300.74 High Dalton, £1286.27 Paxton Dene
219.5p Paxton Dene, 199.5p High Dalton
British Blue Heifers - £1280.02 & 203.5p Paxton Dene
Another good entry of cows again this week with a larger entry of dairy cows also. Trade maintained last week’s rates with good, lean, beef bred sorts selling for 125-130ppk easily.
Sale topped at 137.5ppk for a Parthenaise x cow from M/s JT&N Monkhouse, Low Houselope
Limousin – £1063.98 High Dalton, £980.50 Harlow Bower, £903.42 High Dalton, £853.83 Low Ardley, £835.92 Low Houselope, £832.92 Low Ardley, £812.63 Hard Riding
132.5p Harlow Bower, 128.5p High Dalton, 123.5p Hard Riding, 122.5p Low Ardley, 121.5p Low Houselope, 119.5p High Dalton & Low Ardley, 111.5p The Brigg & Low Ardley
Limousin (Bull) - £897.25 Gleedlee
Angus -£1060.61 Low Ardley, £807.98 Thornley Hall Farm, £762.45 The Raw
129.5p Low Ardley, 121.5p Thornley Hall Farm, 111.5p & 110.5p The Raw
Angus (Bull) - £831.30 The Raw
British Blue – £1091.39 High Dalton, £944.82 Hard Riding
130.5p Hard Riding, 118.5p High Dalton
Blonde - £960.14 & 124.5p Hard Riding
Beef Shorthorn - £855.40 & 117.5p Thornley Hall Farm
Parthenaise - £1142.63 & 137.5p Low Houselope
Galloway - £732.17 & 105.5p High Thorneyburn
Holstein Friesian - £455.94, £442.43, £430.18 & 425.57
Less lambs forward on the week and trade generally better than expected and on par with last week with an overall average of £82.97 per head.
Top price was £103.50 and 252.4p for Beltex x lambs from M/s Beveridge, Low West House.
Texel x – £95 Watch Currock, £94 East Matfen, £93.50 Watch Currock (x2), £93 Low West House, £92 High Eshells & Baal Hill (x2), £91.50 East Matfen (x2) & Sunniside, £90.50 Grange House, St Oswalds & Watch Currock, £90 High Eshells (x2), Baal Hill, Willimoteswick & Old Town, £89 Brixter Hill, Watch Currock, High Baulk & Grange Farm, £88.50 Grange House (x2), St Oswalds & Aydonshields, £88 East House, Low West House, Old Town & Grange Farm, £87.50 Brixter Hill, East Uppertown, Old Town, Bingfield Combe & West Shields (x2), £87.20 Aydonshields, £87 East Newham, Aydonshields, Watch Currock (x3), High Baulk, Low Staples, Bingfield Combe & Grange Farm
217.4p & 215.9p Watch Currock, 215.5p St Oswalds, 212.5p Watch Currock, 211.4p Low West House, 210.7p St Oswalds, 209.5p Low West House & High Baulk, 206p High Baulk, 205.3p East Matfen, 204.8p Aydonshields, 204.4p East Matfen, 200p Aydonshields, 198.9p East Matfen, 198.7p East Newham, 197.6p Partridge Nest, 196.5p Grange Farm, 196.4p East House, 193p Grange Farm & Littlebeck, 192.3p Stone Stile, 192.1p Delight Farm, 190.5p Great Chesters, 190.2p Red Hemmels, 189.5p West Shields, 189.1p Bingfield Combe & West Shields, 188.8p Partridge Nest, 188.4p East Matfen, 187.8p Grange Farm, 187.5p High Baulk, 187.2p East House, 186.7p Sunniside, 185.6p Great Chesters, 185.4p Brixter Hill, 185.1p Low Staples & Watch Currock
Dutch Texel x - £95 & £86 Willimoteswick
220.9p & 200p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £91 Whitchester, £90 Baal Hill, Brixter Hill, Sunniside, Great Bavington (x2) & Old Town (x2), £89.50 Lunns House, £89 Sunniside & Great Bavington, £88.50 Black Hedley & Sunniside, £88 Sunniside & Old Town, £87.20 Whitchester, £87 Baal Hill, Brixter Hill, Delight Farm & Whitchester, £86 Whitchester (x2), £85.50 Lunns House, £85 Black Hedley & Great Bavington, £84.80 Sillywrea, £84 Delight Farm, £83.80 East House & Lunns House, £83.50 Great Bavington, £82.50 & £82 Sunniside
189.4p Sunniside, 187.2p Sunniside & East Newham, 186.2p East House, 185.6p Great Bavington, 185.1p Baal Hill, 184.8p Great Bavington, 184.5p & 184.4p Sillywrea, 184.2p Lunns House, 183.3p Sunniside, 182.2p Sunniside & Lunns House, 181.9p Lunns House, 181.3p Brixter Hill & Delight Farm, 180p Baal Hill
Beltex x – £103.50, £103, £99, £98, £97.50 & £92.50 Low West House, £89, £87.50 & £87 East House, £85.50 Grange House
252.4p Low West House, 247.2p East House, 245p, 241.5p & 226.7p Low West House, 225p Grange House, 223.9p & 220.2p Low West House, 218.8p & 212.2p East House, 211.1p Grange House
Charollais x - £90 & £85 Sunniside
184.8p & 183.7p Sunniside
Kerry Hill - £85 & 177.1p Willimoteswick
Cheviot x- £85.50 & 175.7p Sillywrea
Mule – £80, £79.50 & £66 Baal Hill
184.9p & 181.8p Baal Hill
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £90 Bingfield, £83 Grange Farm
Suffolk x - £88 & £81 Bingfield
Cheviot x – £81 Bingfield
Mule – £68 Bingfield
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