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Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 18th February 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A nice run of Limousin Heifers topped at £1216.93 from M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall.
Get in contact to discuss marketing options.

Limousin Heifers – £1216.93 & £1181.88 Broomhall, £1167.08 & £1157.10 Barker House, £1019.35 Broomhall

203.5p Broomhall, 199.5p Barker House (x2), 196p & 185p Broomhall

Cast Cows & OTM

A tremendous trade was seen in the Cast Cow section at Hexham with nothing under 115ppk.
Topping the sale was a terrific Pure Limousin cow from Mr W Barron, Morrow Edge Farm making £1263.14 or 160.5ppk. They also had another at £1228.07 or 151.5ppk
Topping ppk was a younger beast from M/s Beveridge, Low West House making 167.5ppk
Overall average was 135ppk including numerous leaner types.
More urgently wanted to meet ever increasing demand.
Contact Jack on 07739440457

Limousin – £1263.14 & £1228.67 Morrow Edge, £1135.72 & £1013.38 Low West House, £997.16 Sunniside, £924.85 Colwell Hill, £875.88& £869.25 Parmontley Hall, £862.86 Chirdon, £823.65 Dukesfield Hall

167.5p Low West House, 160.5p & 151.5p Morrow Edge, 142.5p Parmontley Hall, 138.5p Chirdon, 137.5p Parmontley Hall, 132.5p Colwell Hill

Angus -£1155.09 Sunniside, £967.37 Waite Farm, £949.954 Sweethope, 894.28 Catreen, £853.88 Dene House

141.5p Catreen, 138.5p Sunniside, 129.5p Waite Farm, 126.5p Dene House, 124.5p Sweethope

British Blue – £975.11 Glendue, £816.72 Dukesfield Hall

139.5p Glendue, 124.5p Chirdon

Simmental - £1003.37 & 134.5p Sweethope

Charolais - £1073.88 & 137.5p Cooper House

Blonde - £1007.63 & 149.5p Low West House

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Another good show of sheep but barely the quality of last week which reflected in the average price. All classes still good to sell and to a top of 307.1p from The Hope (32 averaged 285p and £122.79)

Texel x – £129 (x2), £128 & £127 The Hope, £126 (x2) Blackburn, £125 & £124 (x2) The Hope, £123 (x3) & £122.50 Grange Farm, £122 West Heddon, The Hope, Barker House & Low Eshells, £121 Grange Farm & Hedley Park, £120.50 Hedley Park & Blackburn, £120 Gunnerton Demesne, High Eshells, Nunwick, The Hope, Grange Farm & West Shields, £119.50 Whitchester, £119 High Eshells, West Heddon, Hedley Park (x2) & Thornton Tower, £118.50 Baal Hill, Great Chesters & Low Eshells (x2), £118 Camphill, Springwell, Hedley Park, Thornton Tower & Colepike, £117 Nunwick, £116.50 Springwell, £116 West Heddon, The Hope, Springwell, Barker House, Hedley Park, Blackburn & Aydonshields, £115 Springwell, Grange Farm, Thornton Tower, Quarry House & Middle Heads, £114.50 Springwell & Hedley Park, £113.50 Grange Farm & Great Chesters, £113 Springwell & Grange Farm, £112.50 The Hope, £112 Camphill, Springwell (x2), Barker House, Baal Hill & Hedley Park, £111.50 Gunnerton Demesne, Thornton Tower, West Shields, Rare Dean & Aydonshields, £111 Great Chesters, £110.50 West Shields, £110 Baal Hill, Grange Farm & Springwell Cottage

307.1p, 302.4p, 293.2p & 288.6p The Hope, 286.3p Hedley Park, 284.1p & 283.7p The Hope, 283.3p Hedley Park, 282.9p Barker House, 281.8p The Hope, 280.5p Middle Heads, 279.1p, 278.3p & 276.2p The Hope, 275p Grange Farm & Hedley Park, 274.4p The Hope, 273.9p Blackburn, 272.7p & 272.1p Nunwick, 270.9p Springwell, 268.1p Blackburn, 265.5p Aydonshields, 264.3p Great Chesters, 263.6p Hedley Park, 262.8p Grange Farm, 262.2p Hedley Park, 261.4p Thornton Tower, 260.5p Barker House, 260.2p Springwell, 260p & 255p Springwell Cottage, 254.8p Middle Heads, 253.9p High Eshells, 253.7p Nunwick & West Shields, 253.5p Springwell Cottage, 252.4p Nunwick, 252.1p Great Chesters, 251.3p Camphill, 251.2p Springwell & Quarry House

Suffolk x – £127.50 Blackburn, £120 Morrowfield, £119.50 Baal Hill, £119 Barker House, £118 Low Eshells, £115.50 Morrowfield, £114 Lunns House, £111 Thornton Tower, Thockrington & Lunns House, £110.50 Rare Dean, £110 The Hope, Thockrington & Great Bavington, £109.50 Morrowfield, £105.50 Great Bavington & Steel Hall, £103 Thockrington

240.6 & 238p Morrowfield, 236.2p Thornton Tower, 233.3p Lunns House, 230.2p Rare Dean, 229.4p Steel Hall, 229p Lunns House, 228.9p Thockrington, 228p Lunns House, 225.5p Baal Hill, 224.5p Great Bavington, 224.4p Steel Hall & Great Bavington, 222p Thockrington, 219.7p Great Bavington, 218.6p Thockrington, 215.7p The Hope, 214.6p Great Bavington, 210.5p Morrowfield, 203.7p Great Bavington, 201.8p Lunns House, 200p Low Eshells

Beltex x – £120 Morrowfield

246.7p Half Acres 240p Morrowfield

Charollais x - £105.50 & £93 Steel Hall

232.5p & 229.4p Steel Hall

Hampshire - £102 & £101 Runny Mede

246p & 231.8p Runny Mede

Cheviot x- £91 & 239.5p Nunwick

Mule – £115 Thornton Tower, £112.50 Whitchester, £104.50 Baal Hill, £98.50 Camphill, £97.50 Quarry House

237.5p Baal Hill, 234.7p Thornton Tower, 234.4p Whitchester, 229.1p Camphill, 226.7p Quarry House

Blackface - £110 & £107 Quarry House, £90.50 Camphill, £90 & £86.50 Quarry House

227.7p Quarry House, 220.7p Camphill, 220p, 216.3p & 214.3p Quarry House

Swaledale - £84.50 & 211.3p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £60 Morrowfield

Suffolk x - £75 Morrowfield

Mule – £80 Morrowfield

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 14th February 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle which happened to fall on Saint Valentines Day saw the company offer 341 catalogued head.

A good crowd of over forty buyers were gathered at the ringside for start time and the sale began with over 180 older, forward sorts which were easily sold. Once again the sale was topped by a heifer and the female entry figured highly throughout the top prices. The sale leader was a sleek, three quarter bred Limousin cross at 17 months of age with great potential that sold for £1380 to a local finisher who favours the live prime ring through which to market his cattle. Two separate heifers also sold well for Messrs Dodds, High House Milbourne and these hefty red ladies at 22 months sold well at £1340 and £1320 contributing towards an average of £1300 for four sold by a delighted Jeremy Dodds.

Older Bullocks also continue to sell well and encouraging that the week before the dedicated monthly native breed sale that two separate bullocks, both by the increasingly popular Aberdeen Angus sire were the top ranking males on the day. The first was a square, weighty sort from regular consignor Philip Tomlinson, Sunniside, Consett which changed hands for £1370 and saw his four level at £1235. The second; a similarly well-bred sort from relatively recent convert to the Caledonian black breed Mark Featherstone, Allendale Farm sold well to £1310 proving a worthwhile change of breed policy for the High Westwood based herdmaster, his three by the Angus returning at £1233 per head.

Continental cross bred steers followed closely with the two mainstays of the suckler beef market; the limousin and charolais topping at £1300 and £1290 from Messrs Herdman, Lunns House, Consett and Messrs Walton, Flotterton, Rothbury respectively.

Cattle in the middle aged and yearling bracket also sold to great rates will all breeds finding a ready market at Hexham. Messrs Graham, West Foreshield, Alston, Cumbria began their anuual consigning of cattle at this time of year and saw Limmy steers hit £1175 with heifers close behind at £1170. Heifers of the same breed also sold to the same figure from Messrs Armin, Stanley, County Durham and from Messrs Common, Low Ardley, Hexham. Another County Durham producer faired well with his Angus cross cattle and Andrew Moralee, Lowfield, Willington, Crook saw his best steer reach £1160 whilst a smart run of British Blue crosses from another noted Cumbrian breeder; John Reed, The Knarr, Slaggyford peaked at £1150 for both steers and heifers at just 12 months of age.

A more mixed show within the youngest class of cattle saw levels ease on the recent great rates however the best of these sorts under ten months still managed to exceed four figures. This class was dominated by a super run of calves from regular Hexham consignors and noted Roman Wall based breeders of quality sorts; father and son team Dennis & Stuart Charlton, Whiteside. Their well-bred steers peaked at £1080 with heifers at £980 to average £967 and £941 for ten and nine sold in total.

Despite inclement weather delaying the prospect of spring around the corner a steadfast ringside of buyers are in weekly attendance with demand for all classes of cattle. Producers with cattle in housing that may well be required for the fast approaching lambing season are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be pleased to take entries for our weekly catalogued sale which next Friday, the 21st will include the monthly special sale of native breed cattle.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1300, £1250 & £1245 Lunns House, £1170 Allendale Farm, £1045 & £940 China Hall

Limousin x heifers - £1110 East Uppertown

Angus x steers - £1190 Lowfield, £1090, £1070 & £940 Nampara

Angus x heifers – £1165 Catreen, £1055 & £990 Nampara

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1290 & £1255 (x2) Flotterton, £1250, £1240, £1235, £1210, £1180 & £1135 Hay A Park, £1055 Flotterton, £940 Throp Hill

Charolais x heifers – £985 Throp Hill, £900 Harewalls

Limousin x steers – £1285 Flotterton, £1275 Lunns House & West Foreshield, £1250 Berry Edge, £1235 Lowfield, £1185 Low Horton, £1170 Berry Edge, £1140 Low Horton, £1130 Hollin Close, £1120 Hay A Park, £1105 & £1085 Berry Edge, £1055 & £1030 High Warden, £950 Widdrington

Limousin x heifers – £1340, £1320 & £1290 High House, £1250 High House & Edges Green, £1230, £1195 & £1125 Widdrington, £1095 East Uppertown & Widdrington, £1075 Tanfield Lane, £1055 Widdrington, £1050 East Uppertown, £1000 Grange House, £965 East Uppertown

Blonde x steers – £1180 Low Horton

Blonde x heifers – £1150 Brownsleazes

British Blue x steers - £1255 & £990 Hay A Park

Shorthorn x steers – £1220 Hay A Park

Angus x steers -£1370 Sunniside, £1310 Allendale Farm, £1265 Sunniside, £1260 Hay A Park, £1255 Partridge Nest, £1205 Airy Holm, £1200 Allendale Farm & Airy Holm, £1190 Allendale Farm, £1180 & £1170 Airy Holm, £1145 Catreen, £1100 Harnham Hall & Partridge, £1095 Sunniside, £1040 Throp Hill, £1010 Catreen

Angus x heifers – £1200, £1190 & £1170 Aydonshields, £1155 Catreen, £1110 Partridge Nest, £1010 & £990 Airy Holm, £960 & £920 Hetherington

Hereford x steers - £1200 (x2) & £1170 Hay A Park

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1220 Flotterton, £1015 Lowfield, £1000 & £985 Coldwell

Charolais x heifers - £915 Flotterton Cottage, £900 Throp Hill

Limousin x steers – £1290 Tanfield Lane, £1230 West Foreshield & Flotterton, £1175 West Foreshield, £1170 Grange House, £1140 Brownsleazes, £1100 Grange House & Lowfield, £1085 Low Horton, The Knarr & Low Stokoe, £1075 & £1040 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £985 Lowfield, £980 Low Stokoe, £960 Hollin Close, £940 Lowfield & Horncastle, £915 & £905 Grindon Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1380 Hollin Close, £1170 West Foreshield, Tanfield Lane & Low Ardley, £1165 Brownsleazes, £1120 Swarland Old Hall, £1090 Low Ardley, £1075 Grange House, Low Ardley & Little Swinburne, £1070 Hollin Close, West Foreshield & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1060 Low Ardley, £1040 Jubilee Buildings, Low Ardley, Swarland Old Hall & Grindon Hill, £1035 Grange House, £1015 Little Swinburne, £995 Jubilee Buildings, £990 Low Ardley, £965 Grindon Hill, £960 Tanfield Lane & Low Ardley, £930 Low Ardley, £905 Little Swinburne, £890 Edges Green

Blonde x heifers – £1095 Brownsleazes, £1000 Little Swinburne

British Blue x steers – £1150 (x2) & £1085 The Knarr

British Blue x heifers – £1150 The Knarr

Simmental x steers – £1020 Hedley West

Angus x steers – £1210 Sunniside, £1160 Lowfield, £1070 East Butsfield, £1065, £1020 & £1010 Lowfield, £1000 Hedley West, £990 Lowfield (x2), £970, £950, £910 & £900 East Butsfield

Hereford x steers - £1100 Grange House, £900 Hillcrest

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1030 & £910 Raggetsyke

Limousin x steers – £1080 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1020 Swarland Old Hall, £1010 & £1000 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £960 Swarland Old Hall, £950 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £925 Prospect Grange, £920 Horncastle, £910 & £905 New Acres, £900 Raggetsyke, £890 Horncastle (x2), £880 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £875 Edges Green & Raggetsyke

Limousin x heifers – £980 & £970 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £910 Little Swinburne, £900 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £895 Prospect Grange, £840 Whiteside Haltwhistle

British Blue x heifers – £800 Jubilee Buildings

Angus x steers – £1010 Flotterton Cottage

Store & Breeding Sheep

Cast Ewes

A great trade was seen in the Cast Ewe and Ram section at Hexham for the catalogued 849 entered.
Topping the sale was a Leicester x Texel tup from Mr SJ Charlton, The Shield making £139
Texel ewes topped at £137 from M/s WS Robson & Co, Yatesfield.
Mules easiest to cash, topping at £110 on three occasions. Six from Mrs EM Bertram, four from M/s LR Carmichael & Son and eight from Mr RF Rogerson.
27 pens over £110
Texel x ewes averaged £100.96
Mule ewes averaged £85.48
More wanted to meet demand. Please contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel – £136 Yatesfield, £130 Demesne, £127 Burradon Windyside, £126 Yatesfield, £119 Rusheylaw, £109 Round Meadows, £100 South Lodge, £95 Coatyards, £90 Waite Farm

Texel x – £137 Yatesfield, £132 Quarry House, £130 Burradon Windyside, & Quarry House (x2), £127 West Moorhouses, £126 Lynup Hill, £125 Whittingham Grange, £123 Coatyards, £118 Pigdon, £117 West Moorhouses, £116 Hedley Park, £115 Yatesfield, £108 Burradon Windyside & Tenter House, £107 Burradon Windyside & Ewesley, £105 Lords Lot, £104 Normans Riding & Ochrelands, £102 Fallowfield, £99 Hedley Park, £98 West Moorhouses, Coatyards, Agars Hill & Linbrig, £97 Glendue & Causey Burn, £96 Fallowfield, South Gunnerton & Mickley Moor, £91 Tenter House, £90 Lynup Hill & Lords Lot

Suffolk - £77 Horton Low House

Suffolk x – £126 Whittingham Grange, £108 & £106 Nilston Rigg, £95 Coatyards, £90 Lords Lot, £89 Horton Low House, £83 South Gunnerton

Beltex x – £106 Yatesfield

Leicester - £135 Yatesfield, £124 Quarry House, £120 & £108 Hesleywell, £105 Yatesfield (x2), £96 Burnbank

Leicester x Texel (Rams) £139 & £130 The Shield,

Zwartbles - £99 Halton Red House

Cheviot – £103 Linbrig, £87 Heatherwick

Mule – £110 Coldwell, Berwick Hill & Whittingham Grange, £107 Yatesfield, £106 Houxty Bank Head, £105 Normans Riding, £102 Fallowfield, £100 Ravensworth Grange, Burnbank & Demesne, £99 South Gunnerton, £98 Causey Burn, £97 Coldwell, £95 Ewesley & West Houses, £91 Lords Lot, £89 West Moorhouses & Round Meadows, £88 Nilston Rigg, £87 Tenter House, £86 Berwick Hill, £85 Slaterfield Fell

Blackface – £95 Whittonstone, £94 Quarry House, £92 Coldwell, £89 Yatesfield, £87 Tenter House, £78 Demesne, £76 Tenter House & Ewesley, £75 Tenter House, £73 Yatesfield, £72 Quarry House

Swaledale – £77 Hesleywell, £73 Ouston, £71 Round Meadows, £61 Hesleywell, £60 Lords Lot, £59 Agars Hill, £58 Tarset Hall, £55 Simonside Drive, £53 Hesleywell

Herdwick - £69 Halton Red House, £54 Redburn, £52 Fairspring

Crossbred - £99 Brieredge

In Lamb Ewes

In lamb ewes topped at £143 for Texel x 3crop Triplets from Mr FM Suddes, China Hall.
Flock Aged Hill farmed Mule ewes scanned twins topped at £119 from M/s CC&RG Martin, Shittlehopeside.

Texel x (3crop) - £143 & £110 China Hall
Texel x (ewe) - £139 & £100 Cross House, £94 & £91 Milfield Demesne

Suffolk x (Shearlings) - £114 China Hall
Suffolk x (Ewes) - £91 Milfield Demesne

Mule (3crop) - £102 China Hall
Mule (Mixed Ages) - £119, £113 & £91 Shittlehopeside

Store Hoggs

Dearest trade seen all season in the Store Hogg section today at Hexham.
Vendors must be credited on what was an excellent show considering the time of the year.
A staggering 17 pens (61 hoggs) were £110 or over with a further 26 pens (179 Hoggs) between £100 and £109
Topping the sale were the last ever Hoggs from The Green Family, Follions making £122 for eleven Texel crosses.
Dutch Texel Averaged £104.26
Suffolk x Averaged £91.54
Texel x Averaged £89.35
More wanted to meet purchaser demand. Please contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £116 Demesne

Texel x – £122 Follions, £119 South Lodge, £115 Longshaws, £114 Thockrington & Widdrington, £113 Follions, £112 Mickley Moor, £111 West Kirkheaton, £110 Widdrington (x2) & Glendue, £109 Widdrington & Morwood, £108 Widdrington, £107 Follions, Ochrelands & Morwood, £106 Widdrington & Follions, £105 Rusheylaw & Laburnum Cottage, £104 Widdrington, £103.50 Barracks Farm, £102.50 Elrington Hall, £102 Normans Riding & Rusheylaw, £101 Thockrington & Intake, £100 Glendue & Hedley Park, £99 Norwoods, £98 Glendue, Barracks Farm (x2), Blackhill, Hedley Park & High Knitsley, £97 Thockrington & The Edge, £96 Widdrington, £95 Thockrington, Norwoods & Hownsgill, £94.50 Norwoods, £94 Thockrington, Hedley Park (x2) & Ochrelands, £93 Longshaws, £92 Normans Riding

Dutch Texel x - £119 Willimoteswick, £115 Glendue, £113, £93 & £90 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £117 Laburnum Cottage, £109 Widdrington Farm, £104 Berwick Hill, £102 Widdrington Farm & Horton Low House, £100 Thockrington, £98 The Edge, £96 Laburnum Cottage, £95 Thockrington, £94 Berwick Hill, £92.50 Nettlesworth West, £90 The Bridges, £89 Thockrington

Beltex x - £95 Barracks Farm

Leicester - £108 & £86 Spittalshield

Zwartbles - £111, £94 & £89 Lane Head Ebchester

Cheviot x - £95 Widdrington Farm, £83 Linbrig

Mule – £100 The Edge, £94 & £89 Laburnum Cottage, £75 The Edge & Broomhope

Blackface – £90 Stoop Rigg, £88 Rusheylaw, £69.50 Gairshield, £68 Broomhope, £67 Brieredge

Swaledale - £56 Broadgates

Herdwick - £76 Mickley Moor

Crossbred – £94 South Colwell, £90 Ravensworth Grange, £80 South Colwell

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 11th February 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A larger show of clean heifers was forward and topped at £1354.64 from M/s H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene. They also topped the ppk at 213.5ppk

British Blue Heifers – £1354.64 Paxton Dene, £1096.88 Flotterton

206.5p Paxton Dene, 187.5p Flotterton

Limousin Heifers – £1291.68 & £1251.53 Paxton Dene

213.5p & 203.5p Paxton Dene

Charolais Heifers - £1323.42, £1240.63 & £1128.75 Flotterton, £1050.08 Rare Dean

205.5p & 198.5p Flotterton, 179.5p Rare Dean, 175p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

A poorer show forward which all sold to an excellent trade.
New faces once again bringing cattle to the Hexham cast ring.
Topped at £1170.45 (or 144.5ppk) for a Limousin from M/s JE Henderson, Burntongues.
More wanted to meet ever increasing demand, contact Jack on 07739440457

Limousin – £1170.45 Burntongues, £1124.42 Rare Dean, £1008.79 Ouston, £938.10 Camphill, £918.34 The Fawns, £890.60 Lowfield, £800.75 Harnham Hall

144.5p Burntongues, 141.5p The Fawns, 140.5p Ouston, 134.5p Rare Dean, 132.5p Camphill, 126.5p Harnham Hall, 121.5p Lowfield

Angus -£1004.50 & £938.73 Fellside. £827.05 Lowfield

125.5p Lowfield, 124.5p & 122.5p Fellside

British Blue – £844.11 & 124.5p Camphill

Simmental - £1010.20 & 140.5p The Fawns

British Friesian - £716.13 & 109.5p Fellside

Shetland (Bull)- £640.10 & 92.5p Castle Croft

Blue Grey - £582.36 & 105.5p Ramshope

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

More hoggs forward on the week and another hefty 15p jump in the average to 241.7p and almost £110 per head. Top price was £139 for Dutch Texels from Willimoteswick and 325.5p for Beltex x from West Moorhouses
Hoggs urgently required for next week’s sale. Please call Brian on 07801862792`

Texel x – £133 Baal Hill, £132 West Moorhouses, £130 Baal Hill (x2) & Chesters, £129 Baal Hill & Nilston Rigg, £126 Grange Farm, £125 New Dotland, Moss Barns, Chesters, Nilston Rigg & Palm Strothers, £124 West Shields, £123 Chesters, £122 Chesters (x2), Grange Farm & Middle Heads (x2), £121.50 Blackburn & Grange Farm, £121 Chesters, Blackburn, Grange Farm (x2) & Nilston Rigg, £120.50 Chesters (x4) & Grange Farm (x2), £120 Mickley Moor, Moss Barns, Nunwick, Blackburn (x2), Grange Farm, Nilston Rigg (x2) & Middle Heads, £119.50 Baal Hill & Colepike, £119 West Moorhouses (x2), Moss Barns, Nunwick (x2) & Grange Farm (x2), £118.50 Grange Farm, Camphill, Colepike & Palm Strothers, £118 Fell View, New Dotland & Grange Farm, £117.50 Willimoteswick & Woodlands Hall, £117 Thockrington & Blackburn, £116.50 New Dotland, Chesters & Palm Strothers, £116 Moss Barns, Middle Heads & Colepike, £115.50 Thockrington (x2), Blackburn & Aydonshields, £115 Moss Barns, Blackburn & Nilston Rigg, £114.50 Chesters, £114 New Dotland, Willimoteswick, Mickley Moor, Moss Barns, Nunwick, Chesters, Blackhill & Aydonshields (x2), £113.50 Blackhill & Woodlands, £113 Camphill

320.5p & 306.3p Palm Strothers, 300p West Moorhouses, 292.3p Willimoteswick, 290.7p Nilston Rigg, 290p Moss Barns, 283p Baal Hill, 277.3p Middle Heads, 276.7p Nunwick, 276.2p Middle Heads, 276.1p Blackburn, 275.6p Camphill & West Shields, 273.9p & 272.7p Grange Farm, 272.5p Moss Barns, 271.1p Middle Heads, 270.9p Chesters, 270.5p Moss Barns, 270p West Heddon, 269.8p Colepike, 269.3p Palm Strothers & Grange Farm, 267.4p Moss Barns, 266.2p West Moorhouses, 265.1p Aydonshields (x2), 264.4p West Moorhouses, ,263.2p Palm Strothers, 261.4p Blackburn, 260.9p & 259.1p Moss Barns, 257.1p West Moorhouses, 256.4p Blackhill, 255.3p Moss Barns, 254.8p Nilston Rigg, 253.8p Middle Heads, 253.7p Mickley Moor, 253.5p Aydonshields, 253.3p Mickley Moor & New Dotland, 252.3p Camphill, 251.1p West Moorhouses & Blackburn, 250p Moss Barns

Dutch Texel x - £139, £124 & £118 Willimoteswick

323.3p, 287.8p & 238.5p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £130 Blackburn, £123 Morrowfield, £120.50 Baal Hill & Chesters, £120 Thockrington, £119.50 Flotterton, £119 Thockrington, £118.50 New Dotland, £117.50 Thockrington, £117 Chesters, £116 Thockrington, £115.50 Nilston Rigg, £114.50 Morrowfield & Hammershield, £113.50 Middle Heads, £113 Hammershield, £112.50 New Dotland, £112 Thockrington, £110.50 Colepike, £110 Grange Farm & Black Hedley

251.1p Nilston Rigg, 246.7p Middle Heads, 245.7p Hammershield, 244.6p New Dotland, 243.5p & 243p Thockrington, 240.7p Flotterton, 240.2p Colepike, 239.8p Thockrington, 239p Flotterton, 238.5p Morrowfield, 236.3p Baal Hill, 233.3p Woodlands Hall & New Dotland, 232.1p Woodlands Hall, 231.4p Morrowfield, 229.4p Chesters, 229p Hammershield

Beltex x – £127 & 325.6p West Moorhouses

Charollais x - £116.50 & £114 Colepike

247.8p & 242.7p Colepike

Leicester - £110 & £100 (x2) Carry House

144.9p & 142.9p Carry House

Kerry Hill x - £120 & 240p Willimoteswick

Cheviot x- £100, £99.50 & £95 Flotterton

243.9p, 243.6p & 242.7p Flotterton

Mule – £114.50 Camphill, £114 Great Chesters, £113 & £111.50 Hammershield, £111 Camphill, £100 New Dotland, £98.50 Low Stokoe, £98 Grange Farm, £97 New Dotland

253.3p Great Chesters, 246.7p Camphill, 242.4p Hammershield, 234.5p Low Stokoe, 233.3p Grange Farm, 223.7p Low Stokoe, 217.4p New Dotland, 217.3p Hammershield, 215.6p New Dotland

Blackface - £115.50 Great Chesters, £115 Quarry House, £114 Great Chesters, £110 Low Stokoe, £107 New Dotland, £106 & £102.50 Quarry House, £95 Flotterton, £93.50 New Dotland

251.1p & 247.8p Great Chesters, 243.6p Flotterton, 238.4p Quarry House, 237.8p & 233.8p New Dotland, 230.4p Quarry House, 229.5p Low Stokoe, 225.5p Quarry House

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £114, £98 & £96 Moss Barns

Mule – £94 & £88 Morrowfield

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 7th February 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a catalogued entry of 315 head to another good ringside of buyers.

Trade continued on the same vein as seen recently and with a good show of quality across all ages classes many commentators considered them ‘dearer on the week’.

The sale peaked at £1330 for an outstanding black Limousin cross steer at 18 months from regular consignors to the Hexham ring; Messrs Cuthbert, Wingate South, Longhorsley who sold five superb bullocks, all of the same type and stature to average a well-deserved £1270 throughout.

Three separate lots of Angus bullocks from now noted producers from across the region figured highly thereafter. Two black steers; both at 18 months of age and both sired by registered ‘Rawburn’ pedigree bulls hit the now seldom seen store-ring figure of £1300. The first came from Messrs Watson, Holywell Farms Ltd and the next from Messrs Featherstone, Allendale farm once again highlighting Hexham as ‘the’ centre for the sale of native breed store cattle in the North of England and a fitting illustration of the values achievable before the dedicated monthly ‘native breed sale’ next week. A third black bullock from Philip Tomlinson, Sunniside, Consett also sold well at £1270 ensuring another of the company’s County Durham consignors returned home to the Land of The Prince Bishops contented with a good days trading at Hexham.

Heifer trade also continues at a pace at Hexham and this week saw the youngest class of females ring the bell with an outstanding black British Blue cross heifer at just 9 months from noted purveyors of well-bred calves Messrs Bell, Woodhall, Bardon Mill. Worthy of not only any show ring throughout the country but also the epitome of many modern day suckler herd masters ideal heifer replacement the sleek sort was the focus of some furious bidding and quickly travelled to the noteworthy figure of £1250 which led Messrs Bells consignment of nine steers and nine heifers at 8-10 months which averaged a commendable £1019 throughout representing a considerable lift on the year.

Following closely and far exceeding vendors expectations was a well put together Charolais cross heifer at 18 months from Richard Johnson, West Wharmley, Hexham which changed hands at £1235 and saw six ladies from the same home; three by the Charolais and three by the Limmy sell exceptionally well to average £1113 throughout.

First-time consignors of store cattle to the Hexham ring Messrs Annett, Widdrington Farm, Morpeth were well-rewarded for some outstanding commercial cattle sired by their own pedigree Limousin bulls and saw steers at 18 months return at a top of £1235 whilst heifers peaked at £1175 at the same age.

Charolais steers took a lift on recent weeks and two renowned producers saw this benefit their trade on the day. The first; James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown came forward with trademark sorts from near Alnwick at 13-15 months and a number of longstanding buyers dug deep to secure some of these best-performing types which peaked at £1240 for the best grey steer, £1230 for the best ginger and the run of sixteen steers, presented and batched in level lots returned £1163 per head average. Another well-known County Durham family of consignors to the Hexham store ring; Messrs Smith, West Shields, brought fourteen cattle by the white, French sire North up the A68 to Hexham and at 12 months these too found homes with regular purchasers that are aware of how well the Satley bred cattle can perform. Bullocks peaked at £1130 and an even run of six levelled at £1065 whilst eight of their heifers sisters came back a sound commercial trade of £871 across the board.

As winter draws on and daylight hours increase housed cattle will undoubtedly begin to increase their performance on a weekly basis and our auctioneers are keen to hear from any producers considering Hexham as an outlet at which to market their cattle. We have buyers for all classes that attend our weekly sale from all over the UK and as finishing sheds are steadily emptied these committed purchasers look to the weekly catalogue to replenish their numbers. Entries will increase as we work towards our special March sales and we would be pleased to visit farms to appraise your cattle in the lead up to these sales. Please contact the Mart offices on 01434 605444 to arrange and appointment.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Limousin x heifers – £910 Lowfield

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £955 Lowfield

Limousin x steers – £1080 & £1070 Kirkley March, £1055 & £1030 Allendale Farm

Limousin x heifers - £930 Humber Hill

British Blue x steers – £1080 Camphill

Hereford x heifers - £960 Lowfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1230 Edlingham Newtown, £1020 Raggetsyke

Charolais x heifers – £850 Humber Hill, £825 Ogle Dene

Charolais heifers - £1170 West Wharmley

Limousin x steers – £1330 Wingates South., £1260 Lunns House & Wingates South (x3), £1240 Lunns House & Wingates South, £1235 Widdrington, £1225 & £1220 Lunns House, £1215 Camphill, £1205 & £1200 Lunns House, £1185 & £1180 Widdrington, £1160 Kirkley March, £1145 China Hall, £1140 (x2), £1100 & £1090 Kirkley March, £1060 Camphill, £1040 Piatroon, Kirkley March & Widdrington, £995 Low Staples, £980 Piatroon, £950 Ogle Dene & Camphill

Limousin x heifers – £1220(x2) Needless Hall, £1175 Widdrington, £1170 Middle Heads, £1160 Church Farm & Camphill, £1155 West Wharmley, £1125 Berwick Hill, £1100 West Wharmley & Middle Heads, £1070 Lowfield, £1060 Middle Heads, £1045 Widdrington, £1015 China Hall, £1010 West Wharmley, £1000 Widdrington, £990 Raggetsyke, £925 Low Staples, £900 China Hall

British Blue x steers - £1120 Camphill

British Blue x heifers – £1170 Camphill, £1100 Needless Hall, £1020 Camphill

Angus x steers - £1300 Church Farm & Allendale Farm, £1270 Sunniside, £1205 Allendale Farm & Airy Holm, £1200 & £1180 Sunniside, £1160, £1130, £1100 & £1090 Airy Holm

Angus x heifers – £1150, £1130, £1120 Berwick Hill, £1120 & £1105 East Uppertown, £1100 Berwick Hill, £1090 East Uppertown & Airy Holm, £1070 East Uppertown, £1040 Airy Holm, £1020 Berwick Hill, £1015 Airy Hill, £1000 Berwick Hill, £985, £970 & £940 Airy Holm, £900 Lowfield

Ayrshire x steers - £960 Wingates South

Hereford x heifers - £870 & £845 Lowfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1240, £1205, £1180, £1160, £1155 & £1140 Edlingham Newtown, £1130 West Shields, £1120 & £1100 (x2) Edlingham Newtown, £1085, £1060, £1045 & £1030 West Shields

Charolais x heifers - £1235 West Wharmley, £900, £875 & £870 West Shields

Limousin x steers – £1200 Low Ardley, £1130 Old Ravensworth, £1125, £1120, £1115 & £1110 Stotsfold, £1110, £1100 (x2) & £1080 Low Ardley, £1080 Little Swinburne, £1070 (x2) Low Ardley, £1060 Stotsfold & old Ravensworth, £1050 Low Ardley, £1040 Little Swinburne, £1035 Low Stokoe, £1010 Woodhall, £1000 Old Ravensworth, £990 Woodhall, £975 Little Swinburne, £960 Salmonswell

Limousin x heifers – £1150 & £1140 Old Ravensworth, £1010 West Wharmley, £965 Woodhall, £950 (x2) Little Swinburne, £940 Middle Heads, £890 Salmonswell, £885 Low Stokoe

British Blue x heifers – £970 Woodhall, £925 Ogle Dene

Angus x steers –£970 Church Farm, £895 Hedley West Riding

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £890 Westburnhope

Limousin x steers – £1100 (x2) Little Swinburne, £1050 & £1025 Woodhall, £1000 Willimoteswick, Woodhall & Hawksteel, £970 Little Swinburne, £935 Willimoteswick & Woodhall, £910 (X2) Salmonswell, £900 (x2) & £875 Pinfold House, £860 Salmonswell, £855 Pinfold House

Limousin x heifers – £1010 Hawksteel, £960 Willimoteswick & Hawksteel, £950 Woodhall, £940 & £925 Willimoteswick, £910 Hawksteel, £900 Little Swinburne

British Blue x steers – £1030 Woodhall

British Blue x heifers – £1250, £1080, £1040 (x2) & £1010 Woodhall

Breeding Sheep

Inlamb Ewes

Inlamb ewes sold to £158 twice, firstly for Mule gimmers scanned twins and then for the singles, all from Messrs W Tait & Sons, Bulls Hill.

More could have been sold

Mules - £158 (x2), £144 & £142 Bulls Hills

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another great trade was witnessed in the cast ewe & RAM SECTION.

Tups to £132 from Mr B Watson, Baal Hill with R & S Keen, Wall Fell, not far behind at £130.

Texel Ewes topped at £128 for 7 from Messrs JF & K Charlton. Mule Ewes topped at £105 twice, firstly 9 from Messrs Fenwick, Crook Dene, then 13 from Messrs Longlands, Rusheylaw. Blackface Ewes topped at £94 for 11 again from Rusheylaw.

More wanted again to meet strong demand.

Contact Jack Walton on 07739440457

Pure Texel Tups - £132 Baal Hill, £128 Wall Fell, £122 High Shipley, £118 Baal Hill,

Pure Texel Ewes - £126 & £114 Lough Green

Texel x – £128 Middle Farm, £126 Low West House (x2), £122 Parkside, £120 Elf Hills, £118 Low West House, £117 Middle Farm, £116 East Barnwell, £114 Crook Dene, £112 West Raw, £110 Parkside, £106 Aydonshields, £100 Low West House, £98 Stoop Rigg & Light Birks, £97 Middle Farm, £94 Woodlands, £93 Low West House & Thornton Tower, £92 Light Birks, £90 Lunns House & Stone Hall, £89 Hill Top & Netherton Northside, £88 Wall Fell, Aydonshields, Snitter & Lynburn,

Pure Suffolk – £114 Prior Hall

Suffolk x – £106 & £105 Elf Hills, £104 Thornton Tower, £103 Aydonshields, £97 Rugley Walls, £90 Yetlington Lane

Beltex - £83 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £118 Hackford, £108 Light Birks

Cheviot – £88 & £73 Milfield Demesne, £70 Rosebrough

Cheviot Mule – £103 Bavington Hill Head

Mule – £105 Crook Dene & Rusheylaw, £103 Prior Hall, £102 Stone Hall, £98 Carry House, £96 Stone Hall, £95 Houselope Grange, £94 Parkside, £93 Prior Hall & East Barnwell, £92 Temperley Grange, £90 Rugley Walls, £89 Light Birks, Thornton Tower & East Barnwell, £88 Middle Farm, £87 Hedley Park, £86 Aydonshields, £85 Lunns House (x2), High Barns & Forge Cottage,

Kerry Hill - £65 West Woodfoot

Blackface – £94 Rusheylaw, £89 Carrick, £88 Shitlington Hall, £87 Carry House, £85 Shitlington Hall & West Raw, £84 Rusheylaw & Thornton Tower, £79 Carry House, £78 Carrick, Stoop Rigg, Elsdon Bungalow & Camphill,

Swaledale – £86 Baal Hill, £72 Light Birks, £70 Hackford, £69 Stone Hall, £68 Baal Hill, £61 Rugley Walls

Crossbred - £90 Ridley Farm, £78 West Woodfoot

Store Hoggs

Store sheep again very easy to sell with plenty end of season hoggs and rare breeds on display.

27 pens, over 150 sheep were sold over £100.

The sale topped at £118 for 2 Suffolk x hoggs from Messrs Martin Bros, Cheviot Farm. 24 Texel x hoggs from Messrs Hall, Barracks Farm sold at £115.

With new faces around the ring looking for stock, vendors are encouraged to get in contact to discuss marketing options

Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel x – £115 (x3) Barracks Farm, £114 Glendue, £113 & £111 Normans Riding, £110 Low Carriteth, East Flass & Angerton Broom House, £109 Holly Hill West, £108 Cowbyre, £106 Ridley Farm, £105 China Hall, Hedley Park, Glendue & Armonside, £103 China Hall, Cowbyre & Angerton Broom House, £101 Angerton Broom House & Hedley Park, £100.50 Normans Riding, £100 High Fotherley, £98.50 Glendue, £96 Holly Hill West, £95 Temperley Grange & Angerton Broom House, £94 Cooper House, £93.50 Low Brooms, £93 Angerton Broom House, £92 Low Carriteth, Dukesfield Hall, Hedley Park, Cheviot & Ridley Farm, £91 Low Carriteth, Wadley & Low Brooms, £90 Ochrelands, £89.50 Angerton Broom House, £89 China Hall & The Bridges, £88.50 Angerton Broom House, £88 Woodlands, China Hall (x2) & Armonside

Dutch Texel x - £110 Glendue

Pure Suffolk - £100 & £96 Sillywrea, £87 Rosebrough

Suffolk x – £118 Cheviot, £100 Glebe Farm, £98 Cheviot, £95 The Bridges & Angerton Broom House (x2), £94 Temperley Grange, £91.50 Cheviot, £91 High Fotherley £90 Cooper House, £85.50 North Penny Hill, £84 Glebe Farm, £83 High Fotherley, £82.50 The Cleugh

Cheviot x - £78.50 Sillywrea, £70.50 Rosebrough

Leicester - £87 Chirdon, £75 Nookton

Mule – £86 China Hall, £85 Thornley Farm, £82 Chirdon, £79 Rigg Farm, 74 Low Carriteth, £72 Wayn Riggs, £70 Rigg Farm

Blackface – £70 Cowbyre, £58 Edlingham Newtown

Swaledale - £75 Milfield Demesne, £74 Westburnhope, £69 Winnows Hill, £67 Westburnhope & Thornley Farm, £61 Westburnhope, £57 Thornley Farm, £55.50 Winnows Hill, £50 Westburnhope

Herdwick – £67.50 Comb Hills, £58 & £46 Heatheridge

Jacob - £71 & £61 Wadley

Dorper - £76 Glebe Farm

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 4th February 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A select show of clean cattle sold to a top of 219.5ppk from Mr J Gibb, Jubilee Buildings.

Limousin Heifers – £1076.38 & £945.01 Little Swinburne

197.5p & 165.5p Little Swinburne

Blonde Heifers – £1240.18 & 219.5p Jubilee Buildings

Cast Cows & OTM

A nice show of 39 cast cattle sold to a similar trade. Topping the sale was a great run of cattle from Chris and Janet Watmore, Holystone Estate topping at £1203.55
Top price per kilo went to a returning vendor to the Hexham cast cow ring, M/s G&JH Tomlinson & Son, Sunniside with a Limousin making 146.5ppk
More cattle wanted to meet increasing purchaser demand.
Contact Jack on 07739440457 for entries and enquiries.

Limousin – £1029.65 Houselope Grange, £978.90 Little Swinburne, £944.93 Sunniside, £925.49 Halton Red House, £919.19 Little Swinburne, £895.902 Prospect Grange, £868.87 Agars Hill, £831.97 Low Staples, £807.98 The Laws

146.5p Sunniside, 144.5p Prospect Grange, 135.5p Low Staples & Agars Hill, 134.5p Agars Hill, 131.5p Little Swinburne, 130.5p Houselope Grange, 125.5p Little Swinburne, 121.5p The Laws

Angus - ££1203.55, £1138.29, £1119.24, £1080.31 & £1026.59 Holystone, £1013.63 Sunniside, £962.59 West Shields, £917.61 The Tofts, £870.53 West Shields, £865.85 Sunniside, £846.60 West Shields

135.5p Sunniside, 132.5p West Shields & Sunniside, 128.5p Holystone, 127.5p West Shields, 126.5p Holystone, 125.5p West Shields & Holystone (x3), 120.5p Holystone, 119.5p West Shields, 109.5p The Tofts (x2)

British Blue – £1074.82 Agars Hill, £967.01 Houselope Grange, £955.13 Little Swinburne, £917.29 Comb Hills, £903.38 The Tofts

143.5p Agars Hill, £141.5p Little Swinburne, 137.5p The Tofts, 134.5p Comb Hills, 123.5p Houselope Grange

Simmental - £1047.42, £943.40 & £805.92 Holystone

135.5p, 132.5p, 122.5p & 115.5p Holystone

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

More sheep forward on the week and vendors taking advantage of the trade were rewarded in another almost 10p lift in the average price.
Selling to a top of 286.6p from Chris Hall, Whitchester and an average per head of £103

Texel x – £126 Tenter House, £125.50 St Oswalds, £120 The Hope & Quarry House, £119 The Hope & St Oswalds, £117.50 Whitchester, £117 The Hope, £116.50 Low Eshells, £116 The Hope, St Oswalds, Thornton Tower, Saugh House & Blackburn, £115 Willimoteswick, The Hope & Great Bavington, £114.50 Colepike, £114 The Hope, £113.50 New Dotland, Tenter House, Angerton Broom House, Middle Heads & Low Eshells, £113 The Hope, Blackburn & Old Town, £112.50 Thornton Tower, £112 Thornton Tower, Brokenheugh, Angerton Broom House, Baal Hill & Linacres, £111 High Eshells, The Hope & Blackburn, £110 The Hope, St Oswalds, Thornton Tower, Brokenheugh, Saugh House (x5), Blackburn, Aydonshields, West Shields & Colepike, £109 The Hope (x2), Blackburn, Middle Heads, Low Staples & Springwell, £108 West Moorhouses, The Hope, Thockrington, Middle Heads & Springwell, £107.50 New Dotland, Middle Heads & Aydonshields, Tenter House, Angerton Broom House, Blackburn & Partridge Nest, £106.50 Springwell, £106 Tenter House, Saugh House, Thockrington & Colepike, £105.50 Thockrington, £105 The Hope, St Oswalds & Saugh House (x2), £104 New Dotland & Quarry House (x2), £103 West Moorhouses & The Hope, £102.50 West Shields (x2) & Springwell, £102 Tenter House & Springwell, £101.50 Low Eshells

286.6p Whitchester, 272.7p The Hope, 270p West Moorhouses, 266.7p Brokenheugh, 264p Low Eshells, 263.6p The Hope, 258.5p Tenter House, 258p Middle Heads, 256.8p Blackburn, 256p Middle Heads, 255.7p Thornton Tower, 253.7p Quarry House, 250p New Dotland, St Oswalds, Saugh House & Blackburn, 247.7p Springwell, Blackburn & The Hope, 247.2p Whitchester, 244.3p Aydonshields, 244.2p St Oswalds, 242.1p Whitchester, 241p Brokenheugh, 240.9p Thockrington, 240.5p West Moorhouses, 238.6p Saugh House (x2), 237.5p The Hope, 236.2p The Hope, 236.1p Linacres, 234.8p Springwell, 234.1p West Moorhouses, 233.3p Baal Hill & Thornton Tower, 233p West Shields & Springwell, 232.6p Blackburn, 232p Thornton Tower, 231.8p Springwell & Tenter House, 231.6p Angerton Broom House & Tenter House, 231.1p Quarry House, 230.8p St Oswalds, 230.4p Colepike, 230.3p Partridge Nest

Dutch Texel x - £123, £116.50 & £113 Willimoteswick

273.3p, 240.4p & 224p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £126 Old Town, £124 Brokenheugh, £117.50 Morrowfield & Lunns House, £117 Thockrington, £116.50 New Dotland, £115.50 Middle Heads, £115 Brokenheugh, Baal Hill, Great Bavington & Old Town, £114 Lunns House, £112.50 Steel Hall, £112 Thockrington, £110.50 Morrowfield, £110 Old Town, £109.50 Low Eshells, £109 Saugh House, Thockrington & Lunns House, £108.50 New Dotland, £107 The Hope, £104 Saugh House, £103 Great Bavington & Old Town, £101 Brokenheugh, £100.50 Lunns House, £100 Thockrington & Great Bavington

260p Saugh House, 239.4p Steel Hall, 237.2p Tenter House, 232.9p Low Eshells, 227.3p Thockrington, 227.1p Lunns House, 226p New Dotland, 225.5p Morrowfield, Brokenheugh & Baal Hill, 224.5p Old Town, 223.3p Lunns House, 222.5p Thockrington, 221.7p Morrowfield, 221.6p New Dotland, 220.5p Great Bavington, 219.6p & 219.5p Brokenheugh, 219.3p Great Bavington, 219.2p & 217.9p Lunns House, 217.8p Morrowfield, 217.4p Steel Hall & Great Bavington, 216.7p Great Bavington, 215.7p New Dotland, 215.4p Thockrington, 214.3p Lunns House, 213.9p Middle Heads

Beltex x – £115 & £113 West Moorhouses, £111 Linacres, £108 West Moorhouses

280.5p West Moorhouses, 277.5p Linacres, 276.9p & 262.8p West Moorhouses

Charollais x - £112.50 & £105 Colepike

233.3p & 229.6p Colepike

Mule – £103 Tenter House & Baal Hill, £102.50 New Dotland, £100.50 Tenter House, £99.50 Quarry House

223.9p Baal Hill & Tenter House, 216.3p Quarry House, 209.2p New Dotland, 201p Tenter House

Blackface - £100 Sewingshields & Quarry House, £96.50 Quarry House, £74 Stoop Rigg

219.3p & 217.4p Quarry House, 184.2p Stoop Rigg

Swaledale - £87 & 212.2p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £103 Old Town, £97 Springwell, £93 Fairspring, £77 Great Bavington

Suffolk x - £101 Fairspring

Mule – £92 Fairspring & Linacres, £88 Old Town, £86 Linacres

Herdwick - £58 Fairspring

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Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 31st January 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their last sale of store cattle in the month of January and offered a catalogued entry of 285 head to a full ringside of buyers eager for all classes.

Trade was once again marginally dearer on the week with increased demand for finished cattle now prompting a rise in the store ring with numbers shortening as winter draws on.

The sale was topped, as is increasingly the case, by a very smart and upstanding forward heifer, this one from father & son; John Carr & John Junior, Camphill, Barrasford which came into the ring with bags of potential for either a feeding or breeding route. At twenty months the Limousin cross heifer from a Blue cross Friesian mother displayed all the desirable traits of a commercial suckler beef heifer and as such scaled to £1290.

It was another of the female offering that may well also have entered the breeding herd that followed in the rankings; this lot from Messrs Robson, Yatesfield, Otterburn were a pair of hefty, square Angus cross heifers at the same age as the sale leader which attracted obvious attention from dedicated ‘Angus Scheme’ finishers as well as upland herd masters with the hammer falling at £1275 in favour of Tony Green, East Barnwell for his Penshaw Farm Shop enterprise, Houghton Le Spring.

The Black Native breed sire topped the male entry also with not one but two lots of strong Angus bullocks from regular consignors and noted Coquet valley cattle producers Chris & Janet Watmore from their Holystone Estate. Firstly two of the biggest bullocks in the market on the day rose to £1245 with another lot of four selling for the same tariff. The entire run of 12 bullocks at 20-22 months returned a worthy £1217 throughout for the Watmore family and surely cemented this centre as the leading market in the region for the sale of such quality native breed cattle.

Cattle in the middle aged bracket of eleven to seventeen months also continue to sell at great rates and peaked at £1185 for a pair of smart red Limousin heifers from noted producers local to Hexham Messrs Nixon, Stotsfold which were sold at 15 months of age. Selby Robson, Yatesfield also sold a Limousin cross steer at the same age which levelled at £1145 and Peter Charleton, Little Harle flew the flag for the Charolais sire with a pair of bullocks at £1140. His twelve by both the white and red bulls sold well throughout to average £1115 in this age bracket.

The youngest age bracket were also sought after but perhaps a smaller number forward resulted in an easier trade than seen recently. The best cattle under ten months of age sold to £1055 for a sublime Limousin cross steer with shape=a-plenty bred from a Blue cross hybrid mother by Andy Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle. His five steers all with super potential sold to a keen crowd to average £1027. Messrs Storrow, Willimoteswick in the neighbouring parish of Bardon Mill followed with a smart pen of four that hit £1030 and led their run of ten that averaged £965 with three heifers included that topped at £905. The heifer trade in this class was however led by two separate lots, both at £940. The first a Blonde cross heifer from Claire Everitt, Jolly Body Farm, Stanhope in Weardale followed by another well-bred Limmy cross from Ridley & David Milburn, Wallend, Greenhead, Cumbria.

We urge producers with cattle yet to be sold to contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to visit and give an on-farm appraisal of your cattle with a view to the values that are achievable at this centre.

Leading prices;


Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1230 & £1200 Lunns House

Limousin x heifers - £1210 & £1190 Baal Hill, £995 China Hall

Beef Shorthorn heifers – £1060 Yatesfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1215 New Houses, £1185 Rare Dean & Tenter House, £1170 Newlands Haugh, £1145 Little Harle, £1115 Tenter House, £1110 White House Birtley, £1100 Harewalls, £1090 White House Birtley, £1080 Whitchester

Charolais x heifers – £1165 & £1100 Newlands Haugh, £1080 Rare Dean (x2), £1045 White House Birtley, £1140 Newlands Haugh, £1005 Raggetsyke, £970 White House Birtley

Limousin x steers – £1240 & £1230 Lunns House, £1195 New Houses, £1185 Tenter House, £1175 & £1170 Little Harle, £1155 Camphill & Little Harle, £1150 Camphill, £1130 & £1085 Little Harle, £1055 Little Harle & Raggetsyke, £970 Whitchester

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Camphill, £1235 Little Swinburne, £1225 Camphill, £1220 Baal Hill, £1190 Camphill, £1180 East Uppertown, £1145 & £1140 Little Swinburne, £1135 Stotsfold, £1120 Little Swinburne, £1100 Camphill, £1090 East Uppertown, £1075 Little Swinburne & East Uppertown, £1065 Camphill, £1055 East Uppertown, £920 China Hall

Blonde x steers – £1135 & £1100 Camphill, £990 Rare Dean

British Blue x heifers – £1000 Camphill

Angus x steers - £1245 (x2) & £1230 Holystone, £1215 Newlands Haugh, £1210 Springwell, £1205 Sunniside & Holystone, £1200 Sunniside (x2) & Springwell (x2), £1195 Church Farm, £1180 Church Farm, Springwell (x2) & Holystone, £1170 New Houses & Newlands Haugh, £1150 Springwell, £1145 Holystone, £1140 Springwell, £1110 Church Farm, £1060 & £1000 Springwell, £980 Rugley Walls, £975 & £950 Redesmouth

Angus x heifers – £1275 & £1190 Yatesfield, £1175 New Houses, £1160 Yatesfield, £920 Rugley Walls

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1040 Yatesfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1140, £1105 & £1100 Little Harle, £1080 Harewalls (x2)

Charolais x heifers - £920 Tenter House

Limousin x steers – £1145 Yatesfield, £1130 Sherburn Tower, £1125 Low Middleton, £1100 Rusheylaw (x2), £1075 Yatesfield & Warksfield Head, £1050 Low Middleton, £1030 Rusheylaw, £1025 Yatesfield & Low Stokoe, £1000 China Hall, £980 Yatesfield & Harewalls

Limousin x heifers – £1185 Stotsfold, £1120 Sherburn Tower, £1110 Stotsfold & Warksfield Head, £1060 Rusheylaw, £1055 Stotsfold, £1050 & £1025 Warksfield Head, £1020 Low Middleton, £1015 Sherburn Tower, £1005 Stotsfold, £1000 Warksfield Head, £990 Low Middleton, £985 Stotsfold, £950 Raggetsyke & Low Middleton, £945 Rusheylaw & Sherburn Tower, £940 Yatesfield, £935 Rusheylaw, £930 Stotsfold

British Blue x steers – £1070 East Unthank

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1055 East Unthank, £1030 Willimoteswick, £1000 East Unthank & Elrington Hall, £990 & £970 Willimoteswick, £950 Wallend & Elrington Hall, £930 Wallend, £925 Wallend & Elrington Hall, £905 Wallend & Willimoteswick, £900 Wallend & Elrington Hall

Limousin x heifers – £940, £905 & £900 Wallend, £890 Wallend & Willimoteswick, £870 Willimoteswick

Blonde x heifers - £940, £915 & £900 Jolly Body

British Blue x steers – £1010 & £1000 East Unthank, £940 West Biggens

Angus x steers – £970 & £850 Redesmouth

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Cast ewes and rams easily sold with all types keenly bid for resulting in the average being £8 up on the week.
43 pens over £100 averaging £113
A pure Texel ewe from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley topped at £136
Blackface ewes topped at £96 from M/s L Forster & Son, West Nubbock with this class averaging £80
Mules again very easy to cash resulting in an average of £85.73
Tups topped at £130 for a Texel from M/s Hall, Whitchester.
More wanted to meet demand, please call Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £136 Low Ardley, £130 Whitchester, £116 Haredene, £100 Edges Green, £98 Middle Heads

Berrichon - £134 Low Burradon

Texel x – £130 Butterknowes, £121 High Knitsley, £120 Low Eshells, £118 South Clarewood & Butterknowes, £117 Low Eshells & Low Ardley, £116 The Laws, £115 Milbourne High House, £114 Low Ardley, £113 Catreen, £112 Butterknowes, £111 Little Swinburne, £108 Middle Heads, £107 Little Swinburne, £105 Follions & Stotsfold, £104 Low West House & Jolly Body, £100 Low Burradon & Butterknowes, £99 Follions, Little Swinburne, Jolly Body & Catreen, £98 Little Swinburne, £97 East Greenridge, £96 East Wharmley, £95 Follions, Hownsgill & East Wharmley, £93 Follions, £90 High Knitsley & River Green Mill, £89 Longwitton, £88 East Greenridge, £87 Little Swinburne, £86 Butterknowes, Low Ardley & China Hall, £85 River Green Mill

Dutch Texel x - £126, £120 & £98 Little Swinburne

Suffolk - £130 Low West House

Suffolk x – £120 South Clarewood & Tedcastle, £114 East Greenridge, £102 Low Eshells, £99 Nilston Rigg, £97 East Greenridge, £90 Black Callerton, £88 Haredene

Beltex - £130 & £95 Low West House

Beltex x - £120 (x3), £113 & £107 Low West House, £98 Hownsgill, £96 Jolly Body, £95 Low West House

Leicester - £100 Whitchester, £98 & £95 Camphill, £86 Whitchester

Lleyn – £89 & £80 Middle Heugh

Cheviot – £96 Highwood, £77 Whitchester, £75 Highwood

Mule –£98 South Clarewood, Low Eshells & West Nubbock, £97 Low Ardley, £96 White House Matfen, Highwood & Newonstead, £95 Little Swinburne & East Wharmley, £93 Camphill, £92 West Nubbock, £91 West Nubbock & Whitchester, £90 The Shank, £89 High Knitsley & Low Eshells, £88 White House Matfen & Longwitton, £87 Middle Heads, £86 Nilston Rigg, £85 Low Mill, £84 Low Ardley, £82 Jolly Body & Brokenheugh, £80 Netherharsley, £77 Low Mill, £76 Salmonswell, Stobbilee & China Hall, £75 Haredene

Blackface – £96 West Nubbock, £90 The Steel, West Nubbock & Hole Farm, £86 Edges Green, £85 Cleughfoot & Townfoot, £84 The Steel, £82 Edges Green, £80 Townshields, £79 West Nubbock & Longwitton, £78 Highwood, £76 Harsondale & Hole Farm, £74 Ewesley & Harsondale

Swaledale – £77 Allenheads, £73 Todhillwood, £66 Netherharsley (x2), £63 The Laws, £60 The Laws & Intake, £59 Todhillwood, £58 East Plenmeller

Crossbred - £128 China Hall, £125 West Nubbock, £100 Middle Heads, £92 Hownsgill, Whitchester & Low Houselope, £88 China Hall & Low Houselope

In Lamb Ewes

Texel x - £97 & £86 River Green Mill

Store Hoggs

Store hoggs sold to the highest rates seen this season, averaging £81.82 for all classes including Hill, Mules and Lowland types.
250 sheep made £95 or more.
The sale topped twice at £110, firstly from M/s Curry, Low Burradon with eight Berrichon crosses and then M/s J Green & Sons, Follions for four Texel x hoggs. The Follions also sold a pen of 48 Texel x hoggs making £108
Hogg numbers very short of buyer’s requirements and entries wanted again for next week to fulfill the strong demand.
Contact Jack on 07739440457 for entries and enquiries.

Texel x – £110 Follions, £100 Redburn, £108 Follions, £106 Halfway House, £105 Tedcastle, £100 Bridgeford, £99 Thrunton, £98 East Wharmley, Salmonswell & Longlea Netherwitton (x2), £97 Buteland, £96.50 East Knitsley, £96 The Bridges, Whitehouse Farm & Halfway House, £95 Yetlington Lane, Highwood & Bridgeford, £94.50 Highwood, £94 Tedcastle, Halfway House & Hownsgill, £93 Wydon, South Clarewood, Highwood, Springwell Cottage & Catreen, £92 Causey View & Longshaws, £91 Springwell Cottage, £90 Sherburn Tower, Allenheads Farm, Cheviot, Yetlington Lane, Ewesley & White House Matfen, £89.50 Redburn, £89 Wydon, Haredene & Halfway House, £88 Longshaws & Buteland, £87.50 Waite Farm & Catreen, £87 Causey View, Hownsgill, Haredene, Allenheads Farm, High Knitsley, Riding Farm & Comb Hills

Texel - £103 & £98 Crops Hall

Dutch Texel x - £104, £93 & £84 Little Swinburne

Suffolk x – £103 Thrunton, £98 West Kirkheaton, £95 Thrunton, £94 Cheviot & West Kirkheaton, £93 High Knitsley, £92 South Clarewood, £91 The Bridges (x2), £89.50 Hownsgill, £89 High Knitsley & West Kirkheaton, £88 Black Callerton & Grindon Hill, £87.50 Riding Farm, £86 East Highridge & Grindon Hill, £85.50 Settlingstones & West Kirkheaton, £85 South Clarewood

Charollais x – £85.50 Middle Heugh

Beltex x - £105 Low West House, £99 Bavington Hill Head (x2), £96 Yetlington Lane & Bavington Hill Head, £92, £90 & £86 Bavington Hill Head, £85 Low West House

Leicester - £96 Harsondale

Zwartbles - £90 Allenheads Farm

Berrichon x - £110, £84.50 & £80 Low Burradon

Cheviot x - £89 & £78.50 Grindon Hill

Mule – £93 Halfway House, £90 Cote House, £87 Little Swinburne, £86.50 Redburn, £85 Tedcastle, £83 Allenheads Farm, £82 Netherharsley, £75 Hole Farm, £74 Allenheads Farm, £73.50 Ochrelands, £73 Bridgeford

Blackface – £76 Longwitton, £65 Hole Farm, £60 Longwitton, £59 Hole Farm, £56 Buteland

Swaledale - £77.50 & £73 Westburnhope, £70 Linshiels, £60 Allenheads Farm (x2), £56 Westburnhope, £55.50 Allenheads Farm, £55 Westburnhope, £54 Netherharsley & Hesket Farm

Kerry Hill - £69 Tedcastle

Jacob - £59 Whitehouse Farm Centre

Herdwick - £80 Comb Hills

Crossbred –£88, £85.50 & £84 Riding Farm

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 28th January 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A very mixed bag of clean cattle this week which still sold well considering with Limousin x heifers from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton selling to 200.5ppk.
Steers from Brokenheugh Farms selling to 189.5ppk

Limousin Heifers – £1217.04 Flotterton, £1187.01 Rare Dean, £1182.29 Flotterton

200.5p & 193.5p Flotterton, 181.5p Rare Dean

Limousin Steers - £1082.05 & 189.5p Brokenheugh

Young Bull

Limousin - £956.65 & 180.5p Brokenheugh

Cast Cows & OTM

Another nice entry of cows with more, leaner sorts forward compared to last week. This did not affect the trade with it being sharper again and all selling very well leaving all vendors extremely happy with their days trading. M/s TL Forster & Son, Lowes Fell topped the ppk twice selling two Limousin x cows for 145.5ppk. Highest grossing cow came from M/s K&HA Ridley, Allenshields Farm, who sold a Limousin x cow for £1158.89
With this increasing demand more cows can easily be sold at Hexham. Please call our Auctioneers for enquiries 01434 605444

Limousin – £1158.89 Allenshields, £1097.07 Lowes Fell, £1092.77 Great Chesters, £1054.62 Allenshields, £1028.70 Brokenheugh, £1018.50 Lowes Fell, £973.71 Chesters, £965.21 Barrasford Green, £943.69 Great Chesters, £896.33 Barrasford Green, £870.32 Harnham Hall, £812.21 Chesters

145.5p Lowes Fell (x2), 143.5p Chesters, 141.5p Allenshields, 139.5p Chesters & Allenshields, 133.5p Chesters & Barrasford Green, 131.5p Great Chesters, 127.5p Barrasford Green, 126.5p Great Chesters & Harnham Hall

British Blue – £1145.08 & £1050.69 Great Chesters, £898.22 Brokenheugh

140.5p & 131.5p Great Chesters, 128.5p Brokenheugh

Charolais - £1127.39, £1106.38, £1089.36, £1020.29, £1007.19 & £877.73 Low Burradon

139.5p, 138.5p, 133.5p, 132.5p, 128.5p & 124.5p Low Burradon

Hereford - £1075.29 & £865.22 Old Potato House

110.5p & 109.5p Old Potato House

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A smaller show of hoggs forward but the dearest trade for some time and up 16p (216.9p) on the week. Selling to a top of £120 from Barrasford Green and with in-excess of 80 pens over £100

Texel x – £114 Barrasford Green, £112 Nilston Rigg, £111.50 Baal Hill, £110 Great Chesters, Barrasford Green & Colepike, £108.50 Chesters, £108 Baal Hill, Hedley Park, Thockrington & Barrasford Green, £107.50 Hedley Park & Thockrington, £107 Great Bavington, Nilston Rigg, Middle Heads & Palm Strothers (x2), £106 East Matfen, £105.50 Chesters, Aydonshields, Middle Heads & Thornton Tower, £104.50 Great Chesters (x2) & East Matfen, £104 Middle Heads, £103.50 Chesters & Thornton Tower, £103 Chesters, £102.50 Hedley Park & Thockrington, £102 Hedley Park & Palm Strothers, £101 Hedley Park & Landieu, £100.50, £100 Low Stokoe, Thockrington & Colepike, £99.50 Kellah, Hedley Park & Landieu, £99 Palm Strothers, £98.50 Aydonshields, Colepike & Landieu, £98 Aydonshields, £97.50 Middle Heads, £96 Palm Strothers, £95 Kellah & Great Bavington, £94.50 Hedley Park & Chesters, £92.50 Chesters, £90 Great Bavington, £89.50 Chipchase, £89 Low Stokoe, East Matfen & Colepike, £85 Kellah (x2) & Chesters

237.2p Hedley Park, 234.2p Palm Strothers, 233.7p Hedley Park, 231.8p Palm Strothers, 231.3p Kellah, 230.4p East Matfen, 229.1p Aydonshields, 227.2p Great Chesters (x2), 226.1p Hedley Park, 225.6p Chesters, 225p Baal Hill, Hedley Park, Chesters & Palm Strothers, 224.4p Hedley Park, 223.9p Colepike, 223.7p Chesters, 223.3p Great Chesters, 222.8p Thockrington, 222.5p East Matfen, 222.2p Colepike, Thockrington & Low Stokoe, 221.6p & 221.3p Middle Heads, 220.9p Kellah, 220.4p Hedley Park, 220p Great Chesters & Barrasford Green, 219.4p & 218.1p Hedley Park, 217.8p Aydonshields, 217.1p Colepike, 216.3p Kellah, 216p Thockrington, 215.9p Great Bavington, 215.3p Chesters, 214.4p Baal Hill, 214.3p Great Bavington, 213.3p East Matfen, 213.1p Blackhill, 212.5p Kellah, 211.9p Low Stokoe, 211p Thornton Tower, 210.8p Fairspring, 209.8p Great Bavington, 207.9p Fairspring, 207.3p Kellah & Landieu, 207p Chesters & Thornton Tower, 206.9p Middle Heads, 206.7p Thockrington, 205.8p Nilston Rigg & Middle Heads

Suffolk x – £112 Nilston Rigg, £110 Baal Hill & Nilston Rigg, £108.50 Baal Hill & Lunns House, £108 Great Bavington, £106 Chesters, £105.50 Thockrington & Thornton Tower, £105 Great Bavington & Thockrington, £104.50 Lunns House, £102.50 Middle Heads & Landieu, £102 Chesters, £101 Landieu, £100.50 Thockrington, £97.50 Great Bavington, £97 Lunns House, £95 Great Bavington, £89.50 Lunns House, £88.50 Great Bavington

221.6p Great Bavington, 221.4p Baal Hill, 219.4p Chesters, 218.5p Thockrington, 218.3p Lunns House, 218.1p Middle Heads, 215.9p Great Bavington (x2), 215.6p & 213.3p Lunns House, 212p Chesters, 210p Thockrington, 209.2p Landieu, 204p Chesters, 202.9p Thornton Tower, 202p Landieu, 200p Baal Hill, 197.3p Lunns House, 196.4p Great Bavington, 191.8p Thockrington, 187.5p Great Bavington, 186.4p Nilston Rigg

Beltex x – £120 Barrasford Green, £85 & £76 Half Acres, £75 Kellah

257.6p & 245.2p Half Acres, 220.6p Kellah, 200p Barrasford Green

Cheviot x- £94 & £89 Flotterton

223.8p & 222.5p Flotterton

Mule – £102 Kellah, £98 Great Chesters, £97.50 Landieu, £97 Great Tosson, £89.50 Low Stokoe, £87 Great Tosson

217.5p & 215.6p Great Tosson, 213p Great Chesters, 208.1p Low Stokoe, 188.9p Kellah, 184p Landieu

Blackface - £103 & £94 Kellah, £92 Low Stokoe, £90.50 & £79.50 Great Tosson

215.5p & 214.9p Great Tosson, 213.6p Kellah, 209.1p Low Stokoe, 206p Kellah

Ryeland - £83 & £80 Elpha Green

176.6p Elpha Green

Jacob - £72 & 200p Elpha Green

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £110, £90 & £75 East Matfen

Cheviot Mule – £80 Barrasford Green

Ryeland - £71 Elpha Green

Swaledale – £60 Landieu

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 24th January 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle and suckled calves had forward a catalogued entry of 305 head.

Following the great rates seen last week trade continued in the same vein and saw the sale topped at £1290 twice; first for a big black Angus cross bullock at 18 months of age from Messrs Watson, Holywell Farms, Newcastle. A smart Black Limousin cross steer at 20 months from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House also made the same money followed by a similar red sort at £1280.

Having experienced the top of the trade last week Messrs Moralee, Hard Riding brought forward another smart pen full of heifers at 18 months and these peaked at £1270 with a Charolais cross from Graham Tweddle, Springwell Farm, Tow Law changing hands at £1250.

Yearling types also continue to sell well at Hexham and once again Messrs Nixon of Stotsfold figured highly within this age class. An outstanding Limousin bullock topped at £1250 and their run of twelve returned at £1184 throughout at 14 months of age to complete a good days trading for the Hexhamshire operation. Heifers in this age bracket topped at £1100 at the end of the sale for a smart Limmy lady from renowned producers Willie & Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw, Birtley proving that committed buyers remain at the Hexham ringside for quality sorts until the days business is concluded.

The youngest aged cattle; those at ten months and younger sold well albeit for a smaller number forward. These peaked at £1000 for a square Limmy stirk from Barry Rayson, Salmonswell who took home an average of £913 for 8 well-bred sorts sold on the day.

Producers that are contemplating marketing their cattle should contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to advise on current values and when best to present cattle to maximise returns.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ months

British Blue x heifers - £1045 Sweethope

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £970 Hedley West

Charolais x heifers – £1250 & £1110 Springwell

Limousin x steers – £1195 Lunns House, £1095 East Uppertown, £1080 Tosson Glebe

Simmental x heifers – £890 Stoop Rigg

Angus x heifers – £1055 & £1025 Nampara

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1140 Woodlands Hall

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1230 Rare Dean, £1215 Kirkley March, £1180 Berwick Hill, £1130 White House Birtley, £1075 Kirkley March & Raggetsyke, £1040 Kirkley March, £1030 Hedley West

Charolais x heifers – £1165 & £1150 Nettlesworth West, £1145 White House Birtley, £1040 & £1000 Rare Dean, £980 High Trewhitt

Limousin x steers – £1290 & £1280 Halton Red House, £1245 Low Stokoe, £ & Blackburn, £1240 Low Stokoe, Halton Red House & Rare Dean, £1230 Lunns House, £1215 White House Matfen, £1200 Lunns House, £1195 Lough Green, £1190 Lunns House, £1185 Lough Green, £1180 Blackburn, £1175 Blackburn (x2) & White House Matfen, £1170 White House Matfen, £1160 Halton Red House, £1145 Highwood (x2) & White House Birtley, £1140 White House Matfen, £1110 Highwood, £1100 Kirkley March, £1095 East Uppertown, £1090 Berwick Hill, Highwood & High Trewhitt, £1085 White House Matfen, £1070 White House Matfen & Kirkley March (x2), £1065 White House Matfen & Raggetsyke, £1060 Berwick Hill, £1050 Highwood, £1045 Midgeholme, £1015 High Trewhitt, £975 Midgeholme, £920 High Trewhitt, £900 East Uppertown, £900 East Uppertown, £885 Spittalshield

Limousin x heifers – £1270 Hard Riding, £1200, £1190 & £1170 Lunns House, £1150 Hard Riding, £1145 Sweethope, £1140 Hard Riding, £1125 Lee Hall & White House Birtley, £1080 White House Birtley, £1070 (x2) Lunns House, £1050 Raggetsyke, £1035 Lunns House & Lee Hall, £1030 Sweethope, £1025 Ewesley & Sweethope, £1020 Lee Hall, £1000 Nettlesworth West & Lee Hall, £995 Sweethope, £965 Mickley Moor, £960 Ewesley, £930 Lee Hall, £910 Humber Hill, £885 High Trewhitt

British Blue x steers - £1140 Highwood (RJC), £1140 Highwood (DGC), £1135 Stotsfold, £1075 Highwood

British Blue x heifers – £1150 Hard Riding

Simmental x steers – £1220 Highwood, £1165, £1100 & £1080 Springwell

Simmental x heifers – £950 Springwell & High Trewhitt

Angus x steers -£1290 Church Farm, £1210 & £1185 Springwell, £1180, £1170 & £1160 Berwick Hill, £1150 Catreen, £1130 Springwell, £1120 Berwick Hill, £1110 Church Farm, £1105 Springwell, £1095 Airy Holm, £1090 Airy Holm & Hedley West, £1070 & £1065 Airy Holm, £1060 Catreen, Nampara & Airy Holm, £1040 Airy Holm, £1035 Church Farm, £1030 Catreen, £940 Airy Holm (x2)

Angus x heifers – £1105 East Uppertown, £1080 Stoop Rigg, £1045 Airy Holm, £1020 Catreen, £950 Stoop Rigg & Airy Holm, £920 Springhill

Shorthorn steers - £1080 Springhill

Galloway x steers - £1095 Spittalshield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1090 Tosson Glebe, £940 & £890 High Trewhitt

Charolais x heifers - £1060 Rusheylaw

Limousin x steers – £1250, £1195, £1190, £1185, £1180 & £1175 Stotsfold, £1160, £1150 & £1125 Grange House, £1110 Rusheylaw, £1105 Midgeholme, £1100 (x2), £1080 & £1060 High Lovelady Shield, £1040 High Trewhitt (x2), £1035 Midgeholme, £1030 China Hall, £950 Hawksteel, £9360 & £915 Spittalshield

Limousin x heifers – £1100 Rusheylaw, £1015 Grange House, £865 Mickley Moor, £860 Spittalshield, £850 Lee Hall (x2) & Mickley Moor, £840 China Hall

Angus x steers – £970 Hedley West

Angus x heifers - £860 Lee Hall

Beef Shorthorn steers - £830 Springhill

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1000 & £980 Salmonswell, £960 Hawksteel, £905, £900 (x3) & £890 Salmonswell

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A good trade again for all classes of cast sheep at Hexham this week which would be in line with the previous week or even slightly dearer, especially for the leaner sorts.
Sale topped at £140 for Texel x ewes from Mr RM Johnston, High Fotherley.
Mule ewes from M/s D&JE White, East Uppertown, Simonburn sold to £98.00.
More cast sheep needed for next week’s sale.
Call Drew on 07854361967 or Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £140 High Fotherley, £122 Chapel House, £114 Errington Red House, £98 High Baulk

Texel x – West Hills, £120 Angerton Steads, £117 High Eshells, £114 Lees Hall, £113 High Eshells, £108 Lees Hall & Broomhope, £101 Aydonshields & High Fotherley, £100 Partridge Nest, £97 High Eshells & High Baulk, £96 Salmonfield & Partridge Nest, £93 Waterloo

Suffolk - £90 Nookton, £86 Elf Hills & Rugley Walls

Suffolk x – £109 Angerton Steads, £103 High Fotherley, £101 Broomhope & Sunniside, £94 China Hall, £90 Rowley

Beltex x - £110 Glenhill

Leicester - £98 West Hills, £92 Rugley Walls, £88 Broomhope, £85 Nookton & Tarset Hall

Cheviot – £76 West Hills, £75 Codlaw Hill, £67 Old Hall Gate

Mule – £98 East Uppertown, £97 Kirkley Hall, £96 Angerton Steads, £94 West Hills, £92 South Colwell & Codlaw Hill, £90 High Eshells, £89 Tarset Hall, £88 Rowley & Sunniside

Blackface – £74 Elf Hills, £70 West Hills & Burnbank

Swaledale – £64 East Unthank, £58 Wolf Hills, £57 Tarset Hall, £56 East Unthank, £55 Shield Farm & Nookton

Jacob - £72 Wadley Farm

Crossbred - £100 China Hall, £78 Wadley Farm

Store Hoggs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly calaogued sale of 1818 Store Hoggs that met a fast and furious trade with store sheep being the dearest trade all season with numbers tightening nationally.
Topping the sale with an outstanding run of Dutch Texel ewe hoggs was M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne selling pens to £148, £127, £116, £115 and £114
Bigger, framier hoggs dearer on the week with more than 70 pens breaking the £100 barrier.
Plainer hoggs were also easily cashed with plenty selling in excess of £82 and more desperately needed for next week’s sale.
With great demand, more sheep are needed at Hexham for next week’s sale. Please can we have all entries by 10.30 Monday Morning for cataloguing.

Texel - £106 & £90 Glenhill

Texel x – £106 & £102 Holling Hill, £101.50 Hedley Park, £99 High Alderheads, £98.50 Normans Riding, £98 Moorlaws, £97.50 High Baulk, £97 Holling Hill & Normans Riding, £95 Armond Carr, £94 Holling Hill, High Baulk, Armond Carr & Moorlaws, £93.50 New Houses, £93 High Alderheads & Angerton Broom House, £92.50 Hedley Park & Wall Fell, £91 Angerton Broom House (x2) & Townfoot, £90 Bridgeford & Hedley Park

Dutch Texel x - £148, £127, £116, £115, £114, £110 & £108 Little Swinburne, £106 & £105 Newbiggin Hill

Suffolk - £99 Sillywrea

Suffolk x – £97.50 Holling Hill, £95 Rowley, £93 Piatroon, £92 Elf Hills, £91 Rugley Walls, £89 Holling Hill, £87 Flotterton, £86.50 Haggwood, £86 Salmonfield & Sillywrea, £82 Sillywrea & Hedleywood, £81 Flotterton & Wadley Farm, £80.50 Rugley Walls & Hedleywood, £80 Hedleywood

Charollais x – £82 Holling Hill

Beltex x - £105.50, £100.50 & £100 New Houses, £86.50 Wall Fell

Leicester - £87.50 Holling Hill, £79 Woodhall

Cheviot - £77 Sillywrea, £71 Flotterton, £70 Woodhall & Gairshield

NC Cheviot - £89.50 & £87 Sillywrea

Mule – £91 Woodhall, £89 Redburn, £87 Fell View & Bellshiel, £86 Townfoot, £83.50 Redburn, £83 & £79 Duddo Hill, £77.50 Redesmouth, £76 Thornley Hall Farm

Blackface – £83 Bridgeford, £81 Holling Hill, £76 Townfoot, £74 Holling Hill, £71.50 Redesmouth & Holling Hill, £69 Bridgeford & Redesmouth, £68.50 Flotterton

Swaledale - £87 East Unthank, £68 Thornley Hall Farm, £64 Woodhall, £63.50 Hesket Farm

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 21st January 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A useful show of butchers heifers with plenty of weight about selling to 215.5ppk for a well finished Limousin x heifer from M/s H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene.

Limousin Heifers – £1370.58 & £1313.57 Paxton Dene

215.5p & 209.5p Paxton Dene

Charolais Heifers – £1313.57 & 209.5p Flotterton

British Blue Heifers - £1277.10 & 193.5p Paxton Dene

Cast Cows & OTM

Fewer cows forward this week with a lean show on offer but trade was good and sharper than previous week with all cows keenly bid for and up on average (+2ppk)
Trade topped at 141.5ppk for a British Blue x cow from Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick.
More cows could have easily been sold with increasing demand for feeding cows currently.
For entries for next week please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1030.91 & £952.79 Low Ardley, £933.72 Nunwick, £924.89 Close House, £924.38 Nunwick, £883.52 Steel Hall, £807.08 High Alderheads

139.5p Low Ardley (x2), 127.5p Nunwick & High Alderheads, 125.5p Nunwick & Steel Hall

Angus - £988.09 & £973.59 West Shields, £912.47 & £893.08 Steel Hall, £870.42 & £856.56 West Shields

133.5p & 129.5p West Shields, 128.5p Steel Hall, 124.5p West Shields (x2),

British Blue – £1072.57 Nunwick, £1055.19 Shitlington Hall, £962.58 Low Eshells, £870.26 High Alderheads

141.5p Nunwick, 131.5p Low Eshells, 124.5p High Alderheads

Beef Shorthorn - £845.79 West Shields

Stabiliser - £1041.18, £971.25 & £959.18 Nunwick

129.5p (x2) Nunwick

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Another good show of hoggs forward met another fast trade but slightly easier on the high rates of last week.
Top price of the sale was £124 (x2) & £120 for Dutch Texel’s from M/s J Browell & Sons, Quarry House.
Top price per kilo 275.6p & 269.6p also from M/s J Browell & Sons, Quarry House.

Texel x –£110 Baal Hill & Palm Strothers, £108 Willimoteswick (x2), £104 Blackburn, £102 Great Bavington, £101 Palm Strothers, £100 Blackburn & Palm Strothers (x2), £99 Tenter House & Springwell, £98.50 Tenter House, £98 Mickley Moor, Blackburn, Springwell & Palm Strothers (x2), £97 Willimoteswick, Brixter Hill, Blackburn (x3), Baal Hill, Middle Heads & Springwell, £96 High Eshells, Baal Hill, Great Bavington & Old Bridge End, £95.50 Aydonshields & Low Eshells, £95 Willimoteswick & Blackburn, £94.50 Mickley Moor & Blackburn, £94 Aydonshields, Colepike & Palm Strothers, £93.50 Holly Hill West (x2) & Palm Strothers, £93 Middle Heads & Colepike, £92 New Dotland, Blackburn, Tenter House & Middle Heads, £91.50 West Shields, £91 New Dotland, Brixter Hill, Mickley Moor & Palm Strothers, £90.50 Colepike, £90 Mickley Moor, Blackburn, Aydonshields & Glenhill, £88.50 Mickley Moor, £88 Baal Hill, Great Bavington & Middle Heads (x2)

239.1p Palm Strothers, 235.1p China Hall, 225p Glenhill, 222.7p (x2) & 218.6p Palm Strothers, 214p Middle Heads, 213.8p Tenter House, 213.2p Springwell, 212.8p & 212.5p Palm Strothers, 212.2p Aydonshields & Tenter House, 211.6p Palm Strothers, 211.1p Willimoteswick, 210.9p Brixter Hill, 210.5p China Hall, 210p Blackburn, 209.8p China Hall, 209.3p Blackburn & Aydonshields, 209.1p New Dotland & Blackburn, 208.9p Colepike, 208.7p Baal Hill, 207.7p Palm Strothers, 207.6p Low Eshells, 207.5p Holly Hill West, 207.3p Low Eshells & Colepike, 206.5p Blackburn, 206.4p Blackburn & Baal Hill, 206p West Shields, 205.8p Mickley Moor, 205.7p Colepike, 205.1p Colwell Hill, 204.7p Baal Hill, 204.4p Tenter House, 204.2p Blackburn, 203.9p Colwell Hill, 203.8p Willimoteswick, 203.5p Springwell, 203.3p West Shields & Holly Hill West, 202.3p Mickley Moor,

Dutch Texel x - £124 (x2), £120 & £114 Quarry House, £100 Willimoteswick

275.6p, 269.6p, 260.9p & 247.8p Quarry House, 232.6p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £100 New Dotland, Great Bavington & Flotterton, £98 New Dotland & Flotterton, £96.50 Colepike, £96 New Dotland & Lunns House, £95.50 Hammershield, £94.50 New Dotland (x2) & Low Eshells, £94 Great Bavington & Flotterton, £93 Middle Heads, £92 Lunns House, £90 Brixter Hill, £88 & £87 Great Bavington, £86 Lunns House, £85 Flotterton, £84 New Dotland & Great Bavington, £82 Brixter Hill

208.9p Flotterton, 203.2p Hammershield, 202.4p Flotterton, 201.1p (x2) New Dotland, 200p New Dotland, Great Bavington (x2) & Flotterton, 197.7p Great Bavington, 197.4p Lunns House, 195.8p Great Bavington, 195.4p New Dotland, 195.2p Brixter Hill, 192.3p New Dotland, 191.7p, 191.5p & 191.1p Lunns House, 189.8p Middle Heads, 189.2p Colepike, 189p Low Eshells, 188.5p New Dotland, 187.5p Brixter Hill & Low Eshells

Leicester – £80 Nookton

Cheviot x- £95.50, £91 & £87.50 Flotterton

208.3p, 207.6p & 206.8p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £90 & 191.5p Low Staples

Mule – £96.50 Hammershield, £92.20 Quarry House, £92 Great Chesters, £91.50 Hammershield, £90.50 Baal Hill, £86.50 Colwell Hill, £85 Quarry House

205.7p Baal Hill, 204.4p Great Chesters, 201.2p Colwell Hill, 200.4p Quarry House, 198.9p Hammershield, 193.2p Quarry House

Blackface - £95 & £93 Great Chesters

206.7p & 172.7p Great Chesters

Swaledale - £83 Baal Hill, £75 & £64.50 Colwell Hill

197.6p Baal Hill, 179.2p & 166.7p Colwell Hill

Store & Breeding Cattle with Store & Breeding Shee | Friday 17th January 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their New Year Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle and Suckled Calves and offered a catalogued entry of 445 head. Prior to the sale the show was kindly sponsored by Blackshaws Mitsubishi Dealerships with showrooms in Morpeth and Alnwick and represented on this day by Will Blackshaw.

Presiding as master judge was Northumbrian Coastal cattleman Mr Robert Gray, Low Hall, Amble who was faced with a small but select entry of cattle in four classes, all of which were a credit to their owners. Cattle were presented in the show classes from all over our region and further-a-field from noted producers in both Cumbria and Dumfrieshire and the judge commented on the outstanding quality of the animals on the day.

Prize Show

Steer 18 months and over
First      High Loveladyshield
Second High Loveladyshield
Third     Hay A Park

Heifer 18 months and over
First      Hard Riding

Steer under 18 months
First      Isle of Dalton
Second Stotsfold
Third    Stotsfold

Heifer under 18 months
First      Light Birks
Second Comb Hills
Third    High Loveladyshield

Overall Champion – M/s JC&C MacDonald, Light Birks (British Blue Heifer)
Reserve Champion – M/s A Ewart & Son, Isle of Dalton (Limousin)

From his four class winners the judge quickly drew these down to his two favourites; the steer and heifer winners of the younger aged classes both of which were tremendous examples of commercial suckler cattle. With due consideration of both animals it was the heifer that the judge tapped out as Overall Champion; a sublime British Blue cross-bred heifer from Colleen MacDonald, Light Birks, Haydon Bridge that was always destined for the Hexham show ring since displaying outstanding potential from an early age. The Black and White mottled heifer was exceptionally quiet and a firm favourite with the entire family at Light Birks; well known for quality cattle sold through this centre on a regular basis and this one their best to date that would easily excel in either a breeding or feeding enterprise.

Standing a worthy Reserve Champion was a terrific black Limousin cross steer at just 12 months of age from father and son team; Alistair and Logan Ewart, Isle of Dalton, Lockerbie showing at this centre for the first time having purchased top quality breeding cattle in recent years from the Hexham ring. The 7/8 bred Limmy steer displayed tremendous potential with shape-a-plenty and a great top line just pipped to the top accolade by the marginally older heifer.

Both prize winners were brought forward at 12 noon into a full auditorium with buyers and onlookers alike gripped with anticipation to discover if the judges earlier awards would be mirrored in the prices achieved. This was to be the case as the heifer; fancied by many as a suckler replacement sold for £1320 to regular buyers at this centre; Stokesley based father and son Les & Jonathan Bainbridge, Seamer whilst the steer quickly travelled to settle at £1280 selling to the judge and noted bullock finisher Mr Gray.

The company would like to thank all involved with the show; sponsors, judge and all exhibitors without whom such an event would not take place nor would it be the worthy spectacle that so many turn out to see unfold.

With the show taken care of a useful catalogue of cattle were presented including over 120 head of native breed cattle for the monthly special sale of such sorts and a good crowd of buyers were in attendance including a number of new purchasers attending this market for the first time.

Trade set off at a pace and was literally maintained at a high level throughout the duration of the sale with demand for the best end; for all native types and also for the youngest age bracket of cattle dearer than has been seen for many months. The sale was topped at £1500 by an outstanding British Blue cross bred heifer at 20 months of age from John Moralee, Hard Riding, Bardon Mill that courted huge attention on the day to be taken home by Willie and Stewie Weatherson, Edges Green as a suckler herd replacement as was the next best from the same home at £1380. Messrs Moralee were well rewarded for an outstanding pen of 6 heifers, all at the same age which averaged £1345 throughout.

Bullock trade was also sharper and these peaked at £1285 for a 16 month old Limousin cross bullock from Messrs Nixon, Stotsfold, Hexhamshire that lead their run of ten outstanding and well-bred steers that averaged £1177 throughout at 14-17 months of age.

Alston based Messrs Athey of High Loveladyshield came down to Hexham with quite simply one of the best runs of cattle to be seen on Tyne Green for several years. The quality of the cattle was evident by the starting bids for each lot and competition was fierce to take home some of the exceptional breeding that truly was a credit to the family. The first two bullocks reached £1250 each with the next two lots following at £1240 to see a run of ten return at £1183 with the best of four heifer sisters then cashing at £1160 and £1155 to complete a great days business for Messrs Athey.

The native breed portion of the sale also sold well and saw Angus steers sell to £1230 twice for Dennis Burn, Aydonshields and heifers at the same age sell to £1165 for a pen of three by noted Rawburn sires from John Robson & Sons, Hepple Whitefield, Rothbury.

The youngest class of cattle were also in great demand with many calves at ten months of age and younger far outselling vendors expectations. Ridley and David Milburn, Wallend brought a super pen of 15 calves from Greenhead to Hexham and these peaked at £1060 for a smart and shapely bullock with their best pen of four heifers at just 8-9 months selling for £885. A cracking lot of ¾ bred bullocks were presented by David and Sharon Robinson, Hawksteel, Allendale that had been the subject of many positive comments on social media prior to the sale and these peaked at £1040 for a pen of three super steers at 8 months with all 6 in their pen selling to average £1031 per head. Yet again a tremendous pen of Weardale calves were presented by Bruce Watson, Baal Hill, Wolsingham and his fancied steers travelled to £960 with heifers close behind at £945, twice.

Vendors that may wish to take advantage of the benefits of selling to the discerning ringside of suckler bred cattle buyers that gather at Hexham each week are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to advise on the best route to market your store cattle to maximise your returns.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1215 Rare Dean, £1190 Lunns House, £1100 Snitter

Limousin x heifers - £1020 White House Matfen

British Blue x heifers - £1325 West Mill Hills, £1140 & £1050 Lee Hall

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1225 Rare Dean, £1205 Kirkley March, £1195 & £1190 Hay A Park, £1170 White House Birtley, £1150 Low Staples, £1130 White House Birtley, £1120 Hay A Park, £1100 Kirkley March (x2), £1090 White House Birtley, £1070 & £1040 Kirkley March

Charolais x heifers – £1230 White House Birtley, £1105 Rare Dean, £1100 White House Birtley, £1095 Rare Dean, £960 West Deanraw

Limousin x steers – £1260, £1250 & £1240 (x2) High Loveladyshield, £1230 East Uppertown, £1220 & £1195 Lunns House, £1185 Comb Hills, £1175 East Uppertown, £1170 Sweethope (x2), £1160 Lunns House, £1150 Sweethope, £1120 East Uppertown, £1115 Stotsfold, £1100 & £1090 Sweethope, £1085 Ogle Dene & Kirkley Hall, £1070 Kirkley March, £1065 Kirkley March & Springwell Cottage, £1050 Low Staples, £1040 Springwell Cottage, £1010, £980 & £965 White House Burnhope

Limousin x heifers – £1370 & £1270 Hard Riding, £1260 Comb Hills, £1190 Hard Riding, £1170 Berwick Hill & Lee Hall, £1160 Lunns House & High Lovelady Shield, £1150 Lunns House & Lee Hall, £1140 Lunns House, £1120 Lee Hall, £1100 & £1090 Lunns House, £1085 Sweethope & East Loanend, £1080 White House Matfen & East Loanend, £1075 Lee Hall & Sweethope, £1070 White House Matfen (x2), £1055 Lee Hall, £1050 White House Matfen, £1045 Berwick Hill & Lee Hall, £1030 Lee Hall, £1005 Lunns House & Lee Hall, £995 & £990 Lee Hall

Blonde x heifers – £935 High Wooley


British Blue x steers - £1125 Hay A Park, £1040 Ogle Dene, £985 Woodlands

British Blue x heifers – £1500, £1380 & £1360 Hard Riding, £1320 & £1305 Light Birks

Simmental x steers – £1185 & £1165 Hay A Park, £1080 & £1050 Peddar Hil, £1040 Hay A Park, £1010 Hay A Park & Peddar Hill

Angus x steers -£1230 (x2) & £1205 Aydonshields, £1200 & £1190 Springwell, £1185 East Uppertown, £1180 Springwell, £1170 Springwell & Sunniside, £1155 Springwell, £1150 Sunniside, £1130 Springwell, £1105 Lee Hall, £1100 Springwell (x2) & Sunniside, £1080 Springwell, £1070 Raggetsyke, £1040 Springwell, £970Hedley Park

Angus x heifers – £1165 & £1100 Hepple Whitefield, £1080 Berwick Hill & Hepple Whitefield, £1070, £1060 & £1055 Berwick Hill, £1045 & £985 Hepple Whitefield

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1095 & £1085 Peddar Hill, £1035 & £985 Hedley Park

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £935 Hedley Park

Shorthorn steers - £1090 Hay A Park

Parthenaise x steers - £965 Woodlands

Hereford x steers - £1165, £1140 (x2) & £1120 Hay A Park, £1110 Watergate & Hay A Park, £1060 Hay A Park, £1040 Brackenthwaite, £1000 Hay A Park

Hereford x heifers - £1040 & £920 High Wooley

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £960 East Fourstones

Limousin x steers – £1285 Stotsfold, £1280 Isle of Dalton, £1220, £1205. £1190 & £1185 Stotsfold, £1170, £1155, £1150, £1130 & £1120 High Lovelady Shield, £1085 High Alderheads & Stotsfold, £1070 High Alderheads, £1060 East Loanend & Wallend, £1030 High Alderheads & East Loanend, £1020 Isle of Dalton, £1000 Ogle Dene, Wallend & Woodlands, £990 High Alderheads, East Loanend & Woodlands, £980 Wallend, £950 Ogle Dene & Lee Hall

Limousin x heifers – £1216 Comb Hills, £1155 & £1090 High Lovelady Shield, £1080 Stotsfold, £1060 High Lovelady Shield, £1035 Stotsfold, £1020 Raggetsyke, £1010 & £975 Middle Horsleyhope, £965 & £960 Wallend, £930 East Loanend

Blonde x steers – £1255 Brownsleazes

Blonde x heifers – £1160, £1120 & £1080 Brownsleazes

British Blue x steers – £950 Ogle Dene

Angus x steers – £1100 Sunniside, £1080 Hedley Park, £995 Acton, £950 Brackenthwaite, £945 Acton

Angus x heifers - £1040, £1020 & £940 Lee Hall

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £900 Errington Red House, £890 East Flass & Errington Red House

Limousin x steers – £1060 Wallend, £1040 & £1030 Hawksteel, £1020 Hawksteel (x2) & Edges Green, £1000 Edges Green, £980 Wallend & Edges Green, £960 Haggate (x2) & Baal Hill, £945 West End Town, £930 Wallend & West End Town, £915 Errington Red House

Limousin x heifers – £945 (x2) & £925 Baal Hill, £885 Wallend

British Blue x steers – £955 Waite Farm, £950 Edges Green & Waite Farm

Angus x steers – £890 Littlebeck

Breeding Cattle Dispersal on behalf of Mr. RJ Bradbury, Black Heddon

The company were delighted to have been instructed to disperse the herd of in-calf suckler cows from Robert Bradbury, Black Heddon, Lowick, North Northumberland. The herd looked very well stood in the Hexham pens and a crowd of buyers from across the region gathered to compete for the well-known commercial herd.
The sale peaked at £1620 twice, both British Blue cross cows, both 2013 born carrying their 4th calves and both due to a good pedigree Aberdeen Angus bull. Both these lots sold to the same Tyne Valley based purchaser and led the load of 20 quality cows which sold to average £1331 per head for Mr Bradbury, well worth the trip from the North of the County to the Hexham ring.
To complete a super days trading the Black Heddon Hereford stock bull “Romany 1 Nirvarna” bred by M/s Wilson, Cowbog, Kelso sold to an eager crowd and realised 3400 guineas (£3570) selling to a near neighbor. The company would like to thank Mr Bradbury for entrusting the sale to us and wish him well for the future.

Aberdeen Angus - £1380, £1320 £1300

British Blue - £1620 (x2) £1480, £1460, £1420 £1380, £1340

Simmental - £1420, £1400 £1380

Hereford Bull – 3400gns

Store & Breeding Sheep

Mr A Walker “Newhill” Flock Dispersal

The company conducted a complete dispersal of the “Newhill” Flock of Pedigree Dutch Texel females on behalf of renowned local flockmaster Alan Walker, Newbiggin Hill, Hexham. Potential customers travelled from the Scottish Borders, Cumbria and North Yorkshire to compete for the quality forward on offer which saw in-lamb stock ewes peak at 800 gns, gimmers topped at 520 gns and ewe hoggs by the outstanding Y De Bruyne sire change hands at a top of 340 gns to complete a satisfactory days trading for Mr Walkerb whom the company wish to thank for entrusting this important sale to Hexham and Northern Marts

Ewes – 800gns, 540gns, 480gns, 420gns
Gimmers – 520gns, 500gns, 400gns (x2)
Hoggs – 340gns, 300gns

Cast Ewes

Large show present in front of usual buyers. Topping the sale was a Dutch Texel ewe from M/s J Lee & Son, Agars Hill making £132. Mules easily cashed topping at £99 for seven from M/s JT Lee & Son, Hackford. Blackface ewes topped at £89 from M/s J Hunter & Son, The Steel.

Texel - £122 Townfoot, £120 Longshaws, £114 Rosebrough, £110 Hackford & Bulls Hill, £109 Watch Hill, £100 Townfoot, £91 Follions, £90 Longshaws, Bulls Hill, Nilston Rigg & Rosebrough, £88 Cross House, £85 Thornley Pit House, £82 Greenchesters

Texel x – £125 Nunwick, £120 Hard Riding, £117 Hackford, £116 Watch Hill, £115 Townfoot, £112 Hard Riding, £110 East Matfen, £109 Merryshields, £108 Old Forge, £106 New Houses & Brinkburn Newhouses, £102 Nilston Rigg & Nunwick, £100 Crescent Farm, Nilston Rigg, Brinkburn Newhouses & Nunwick, £99 Crowhall & Kirkley Hall, £98 Follions, £97 New Dotland, £95 Nettlesworth West, £92 Crescent Farm, £90 Watch Hill, Great Chesters, Greenchesters (x2), Nunwick & Waite Farm, £89 Longshaws, Shaftoe Moor & Lodge Farm, £88 Watch Hill & Ridley Farm, £87 Bankfoot, £86 Gunnerton Demesne

Dutch Texel x - £132, £106 & £80 Agars Hill

Suffolk - £110 Rosebrough, £80 Steel Hall

Suffolk x – £120 Grange House, £116 Brinkburn Newhouses, £114 Grange House, £108 Crescent Farm, £99 Lodge Farm, £93 Brinkburn Newhouses, £92 Merryshields, £84 Gunnerton Demesne

Beltex x - £114 New Houses, £104 Blakelaw, £94 New Houses

Leicester - £100 The Steel & Penpeugh, £90 Hackford, £88 Hackford & Lowes Fell, £84 North Churchlands, £80 Lowes Fell, £76 Penpeugh

Cheviot – £96 Crowhall, £90 Brinkburn Newhouses, £89 Steel Hall

Cheviot Mule – £112 Nunwick, £98 Lowes Fell, £96 Nunwick

Mule – £99 Hackford, £98 Shitlington Hall & The Steel, £95 Agars Hill, £974 Brinkburn Newhouses, £90 Crowhall, Hard Riding & New Dotland, £89 Hackford & Nunwick, £87 Crescent Farm, £86 Lowes Fell & Blakelaw, £85 Great Chesters, £82 Steel Hall & Dene House, £81 Great Chesters, £80 East Matfen

Blackface – £89 The Steel, £82 New Dotland, £72 Shitlington Hall, £71 Townfoot, £70 Carrick & Lowes Fell, £64 & £63 Great Chesters

Swaledale – £56 & £50 East Unthank

Shetland - £37 Grange Farm

Crossbred - £89 Steel Hall, £72 Grange Farm

Store Hoggs

All classes of store hoggs dearer on the week. Overall average just shy of £76
Many buyers went home short of requirements. More needed to meet demand.
Topping the sale was a great pen of 10 Texel hoggs from Mrs BD Milburn, Butterknowes making £114
M/s J Green & Sons, Follions had hoggs to £110 with a pen of 34 making £109. Smaller end of the hoggs very easily cashed with Blackfaces regularly over £60
More needed, please get in contact with Jack for entries and enquiries 07739440457

Texel x - £114 Butterknowes, £110 Follions, £109 Follions & Butterknowes, £107 Butterknowes, £104 West Kirkheaton, £101 Watch Hill, £100 Butterknowes, £99 Yetlington Lane & West Kirkheaton, £98.50 Butterknowes, £95.50 Armond Carr, £95 Fell Lane, £93.50 Armond Carr, £90 Watch Hill, £89.50 Duddo Hill, £88.50 West Kirkheaton, £88 Cockhall (x2), Fell Lane, South Gunnerton & Watch Hill, £87.50 West Kirkheaton & Lee Hall, £87 Causey Burn, £86 Lodge House, £85.50 Broom House, £85 Little Swinburne, £84 Cockhall, Elrington Hall, Waite Farm, Grange House & Lodge Farm, £83.50 China Hall & Dene House, £82.50 Lea Well & Bankfoot, £82 Hackford & China Hall

Dutch Texel x - £83.50 & £75.50 Blakelaw

Suffolk x – £93.50 Piatroon, £92 Duddo Hill, £91 West Kirkheaton & Piatroon, £90.50 Lodge House, £84 Cooper House & Dene House, £83.50 Lodge House, £82.50 Duddo Hill, £82 Elrington Hall & Piatroon, £81 Lowes Fell, £80.50 Co-op Terrace, £80 Lodge House

Beltex x - £105 & £97 Hownsgill, £93 Little Swinburne, £91 Fell Lane & Hownsgill, £90 Rosebrough, £88 Little Swinburne (x2) & Watch Hill, £86 Little Swinburne, £85.50 Bavington Hill Head, £81 Yetlington Lane, £80.50 Bavington Hill Head, £80 China Hall

Leicester - £62 Tecket

Hampshire - £71 Broom House

Cheviot x - £87 Brieredge, £71Greenchesters, £64 Barrowburn, £62 North Churchlands

Mule – £88 East Unthank, £83 Holling Hill, £82 China Hall, £81 North Acomb, £77.50 Duddo Hill, £77 Holling Hill, £76 Hesket Farm, £75.50 Lowes Fell, £72 Blakelaw, £71 Duddo Hill, £69.50 Blakelaw, £69 White House Eastgate, £67 Black House, £66 Shitlington Hall, £64 Hackford, £61 Black House

Blackface – £79 Brieredge, £71 Featherwood, £63 Penpeugh, £62.50 Bellshiel & Featherwood, £62 Hepple Whitefield & Holling Hill, £61.50 Holling Hill, £51 Shitlington Hall, £50 Donkleywood

Swaledale - £78 Farneyshield, £68 Woodhall, £60 Farneyshield, £55 Woodhall

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 14th January 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A varied show of clean beasts were present selling to 221.5ppk or £1424.25 from Mr JRG Johnson, West Wharmley who also sold one at £1330.67
More wanted.

Limousin Heifers – £1424.25 West Wharmley, £1134.25 Nettlesworth West

221.5p West Wharmley, 174.5p Nettlesworth West

Charolais Heifers – £1100.60 & 153.5p Nettlesworth West

Shorthorn Heifers - £1330.67 & 199.5p West Wharmley

Cast Cows & OTM

Mixed show forward to usual ring full of buyers who were keen to bid for all shapes and sizes. Topping the sale was a British Blue from M/s JE Woodman & Son, Great Chesters making £1219.50
Highest ppk was from Mr T Hall, The Raw making 167.5ppk or £1025.10
More wanted.

Limousin – £1191.13 Allenshields, £1160.70 The Raw, £1128.08 Middle Heads, £1127.49, £1103.70, £1088.85, £1086.71 & £1065.13 Great Chesters, £1036.58 Dykehead, £1032.75 Kirkley Dam House, £1025.10 The Raw, £981.10 Great Chesters, £971.25 Ouston, £969.90 Allenshields, £947.05 Salmonswell, £943.71, £869.44 & £957.67 Kirkley Dam House, £826.54 Grange House, £814.05 High Town

167.5p The Raw, 155.5p Allenshields, 141.5, 136.5p & 135.5p Great Chesters, 133.5p Middle Heads, 132.5p The Raw & Allenshields, 195.5p Ouston, 128.5p Salmonswell, 127.5p Dykehead & Great Chesters, 126.5p Great Chesters & Kirkley Dam House, 124.5p & 123.5p Kirkley Dam House, 121.5p Kirkley Dam House & High Town, 120.5p Davyshiel, 119.5p Davyshiel (x2) & Great Chesters, 110.5p Grange House

Angus -£1080.66 Bankfoot, £913.93 The Raw, £898.88 Bankfoot, £871.35 Davyshiel, £837.80 Pitland Hills

131.5p The Raw, 127.5p & 124.5p Bankfoot, 118.5p Dene House & Pitland Hills, 114.5p Davyshiel

British Blue – £1219.50 & £1059.63 Great Chesters, £925.04 Grange House, £864.50 Dene House

135.5p Great Chesters, 124.5p Grange House, 123.5p Dene House & Great Chesters, 121.5p Grange House

Hereford - £1109.29 Salmonswell, £929.78 Whiskershiel

149.5p Salmonswell, 122.5p & 104.5p Whiskershiel

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A good show of hoggs forward and a tremendous trade throughout with the overall average 12p up on the week (SQQ 211p) with 40 pens of sheep £100 and over.

Texel x – £113 (x2) The Hope, £105 The Hope (x2) & East Matfen, £104 Low Eshells, £103.50 New Dotland & Aydonshields, £103 The Hope (x2) & East Matfen, £102.50 Willimoteswick, £102 Low Eshells & Baal Hill, £101.50 Great Chesters, Broomhall & Old Town, £101 Colepike, £100.50 The Hope, £100 The Hope (x2), East Matfen & Great Chesters, £99.50 East Matfen, Thornton Tower, Tenter House & Colepike, £99 Great Chesters, Thornton Tower, Great Bavington & West Shields, £98.50 Aydonshields, £98 St Oswalds, The Hope (x2), Low Eshells & Lough Green, £97.50 East Matfen, East House, Tenter House & Thockrington, £97 Great Chesters, Thornton Tower & Thockrington, £96 Thornton Tower, £95.50 Thockrington, Stoop Rigg & Springwell, £95 Low Eshells, Aydonshields & China Hall, £94.50 Whitchester, £94 New Dotland, St Oswalds & Lough Green, £93.50 Colepike, £93 Springwell, £92.50 Thockrington, £92 Willimoteswick, St Oswalds & Colepike, £91.50 Bingfield Combe, £90.50 Springwell (x2), £90 St Oswalds (x2) & Whitchester

232.4p China Hall, 231.1p Fairspring, 227.3p The Hope, 223.9p Aydonshields, 219.5p St Oswalds, 219.1p Willimoteswick & St Oswalds, 218.8p East House, 218.3p Tenter House, 217.8p, 217.4p & 217.3p The Hope, 217.1p Fairspring, East House, Low Eshells & Stoop Rigg, 216.7p East Matfen & Tenter House, 216.3p Thornton Tower & Springwell, 215.9p China Hall & Aydonshields, 215.5p Springwell (x2), 215.4p Fairspring, 215.2p Great Chesters, 214.8p Whitchester, 214.6p Lough Green & St Oswalds, 214.3p Whitchester, 213.6p New Dotland, 213.4p Highwood, 213.3p Thornton Tower, 213.1p East House, 213p Low Eshells, 212.8p East Matfen, 212.2p New Dotland, St Oswalds & West Shields, 211.7p East Matfen, 211.1p Low Eshells, 210.9p Great Chesters, 210.3p China Hall, 210.2p Thockrington & East Matfen, 210p The Hope & East Matfen, 209.3p St Oswalds, 209.2p West Shields, 208.9p Lough Green, 208.8p Fairspring, 208.5p St Oswalds, 208.5p Highwood, 208.1p West Shields & Bingfield Combe, 207.6p Springwell & Thockrington, 207.5p East House, 207.3p Tenter House, 207.1p Great Chesters, 206.4p Thornton Tower, 206p & 205.5p The Hope,

Dutch Texel x - £96.50 & £95 Willimoteswick

231.7p & 209.8p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £112 The Hope, £105 The Hope & Great Bavington, £104 Great Bavington, £103 Broomhall, £102.50 New Dotland, £102 Baal Hill, £101.50 Thockrington, £101 Old Town & Rare Dean, £100.50 (x2) Rare Dean, £100 Low Eshells, Lunns House & Sunniside, £99.50 New Dotland, £99 Morrowfield (x2), Thockrington & Great Bavington, £98.50 Thornton Tower & Thockrington, £98 New Dotland & Sunniside, £96.50 Great Bavington & Lunns House, £95.50 Thockrington & Great Bavington, £94 Thockrington, £93 Sunniside, £92.50 Morrowfield, £92 Steel Hall, £90 Broomhall

215p Whitchester, 213.6p Thockrington, 213.1p New Dotland, 212.5p Lunns House & Steel Hall, 212.2p Great Bavington, 211.4p Sunniside, 210.2p Morrowfield, 209.6p Thockrington, 209.3p Broomhall, 208.5p Great Bavington, 208.1p Steel Hall & Lunns House, 207.6p Thockrington, 207.3p Steel Hall & New Dotland, 206.1p Rare Dean, 205.3p Lunns House & Great Bavington, 205.2p Thornton Tower, 205.1p Rare Dean (x2), 204.2p New Dotland & Sunniside, 204.1p Sunniside, 203.5p Lough Green, 202p Morrowfield, 200p Steel Hall

Beltex x – £100.50 Aydonshields, £82.50 East House

235.3p & 229.2p East House, 223.3p Aydonshields

Charollais x - £113 & £99.50 The Hope

199p & 194.8p The Hope

Cheviot x- £96 The Hope, £92 & £89 (x2) Flotterton, £82 Bingfield Combe

209.1p & 207p (x2) Flotterton, 192p The Hope, 186.4p Bingfield Combe

Mule – £95 Tenter House, £91.50 Baal Hill, £90 Tenter House & Whitchester, £89.50 Tenter House, £82 Whitchester, £80.50 Stoop Rigg

209.3p & 208.1p Tenter House, 203.3p Baal Hill, 195.2p Whitchester, 193.9p Tenter House, 191.7p Stoop Rigg

Blackface - £91 Tenter House, £82.50 Stoop Rigg

206.3p Stoop Rigg, 193.6p Tenter House, 193.1p Stoop Rigg

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £100 East House (x2) & Halfway House (x2), £83 Halfway House

Suffolk x - £100 Morrowfield

Cheviot Mule – £70 Halfway House

Mule – £81 Morrowfield

Kerry Hill – £64 Halfway House

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 10th January 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly sale of store cattle and offered a sound catalogued entry of 349 head to a full ringside of buyers, many returning for the first time after the Christmas break to prompt as dear a trade that has been seen for many weeks.

All classes were considerably dearer than seen at the end of December with buyers present for all shapes and sizes. A useful entry of Angus cross cattle saw the best of the trade and peaked at £1260 on two separate occasions; both for big black bullocks at 20 months of age from regular consignors Messrs Burn, Aydonshields, Hexham and Messrs Tweddle, Springwell Farm, Satley. The heifer section was topped by the same County Durham farming family with an upstanding Charolais cross at the same age which cashed for £1190.

Yearling type cattle were in great demand with the best of these selling well and secondary sorts fairing equally well in comparison. A great number of continental bullocks at 12-15 months of age sold in excess of four figures and peaked at £1165 for an outstanding ¾ bred Limmy bullock from Messrs Ballantyne, Cowburnrigg now renowned for the quality of their cattle consigned to this centre from high on The Roman Wall. Heifers peaked at £1105 for a shapely sort also by the Limousin sire consigned by Edward Cuthbert, Low Town, Longframlington. As has been the case for some time now heifers are easily sold and on this day demand for bullocks was noticeably increased also.

The youngest class of cattle at ten months and younger also saw the benefit of a sharper trade and there was some outstanding quality sorts on offer. Andy Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle topped this section with a sublime black Limousin cross steer at 9 months that sold for £1050 with another by the Blue with similar shape changing hands at a straight four figures. Willie Huddleston, Round Meadows, Allendale presented a well-drawn pen of five black steers at 8-9 months and these saw great bidding to settle at £960 whilst a super pen of 3 smart, sleek red heifer calves with trademark shape from Bruce Watson, Baal Hill in Weardale at the same age soared to £900 to top the female offering.

Values appear encouraging in the lead up to next weeks January prize show and sale for which entries are invited and should be made to the auctioneers on 01434 605444. At the conclusion of the sale next week the company will disperse the commercial herd of in-calf suckler cows on behalf of Robert Bradbury, Black Heddon, North-Northumberland followed by the dispersal of the ‘Newhill’ flock of Pedigree and MV accredited Dutch Texel females on behalf of Alan Walker, Newbiggen Hill, Hexham.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Charolais x steers - £1000 Springwell

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1190, £1165 & £1070 Springwell

Limousin x steers – £1175 Lunns House

Limousin x heifers - £1075 & £1020 White House Matfen

Simmental x steers – £1080 (x2), £1055 & £1040 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £965 Gleedlee

Saler x steers - £1125 Highwood

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1165 Highwood, £1145 Grange Farm (x2) & Highwood, £1130 Highwood, £1110 Grange Farm, £1100 Kirkley March, £1090 Throp Hill, £1045 Raggetsyke, £1020 Grange Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1100 Grange Farm, £1090 (x2) & £1080 New Houses, £1045 White House Matfen, £1040 & £1030 New Houses, £995 Throp Hill, £985 West Shields, £975, £970 & £950 Grange Farm

Limousin x steers – £1235 Lunns House, £1220, £1205 & £1200 Blackburn, £1195 Lunns House, £1190 Cowburn Rigg, £1180 Kirkley March (x2), £1175 Lee Hall, £1170 West Kirkheaton, £1165 Lunns House, £1160 West Kirkheaton, £1155 Blackburn, £1150 West Kirkheaton (x2), Kirkley March & Lee Hall, £1145 Holly Hill West, £1140 Lunns House & Lee Hall, £1130 (x2) West Kirkheaton, £1125 East Uppertown & Holly Hill West, £1120 Highwood, £1115 Lee Hall, £1110 Kirkley March & Lunns House, £1105 Highwood, £1100 Lee Hall, £1095 Holly Hill West, £1090 West Kirkheaton & Lee Hall, £1085 & £1080 Kirkley March, £1075 Holly Hill West, £1065 Spittalshield, £1060 West Kirkheaton & Raggetsyke, £1055 High Alderheads, £1050 Lee Hall, £1040 Highwood & Lee Hall, £1020 Lee Hall & Rawfoot, £1015 West Kirkheaton, £970 Rawfoot

Limousin x heifers – £1160 Cowburn Rigg, £1135 Low Eshells, £1130 Cowburn Rigg, £1115 White House Matfen, £1100 Cowburn Rigg, £1085 White House Matfen, £1080, £1075 & £1070 Lunns House, £1030 High Alderheads, £990 St Oswalds & Holly Hill West, £980 Low Eshells, £965 Humber Hill, £950 White House Matfen

British Blue x steers - £1170 Highwood, £1090 Kirkley March

Simmental x steers – £1165 Springwell, £1150 Lee Hall, £1120 Springwell

Angus x steers -£1260 Springwell & Aydonshields, £1235 Aydonshields, £1230 East Uppertown, £1220 Aydonshields, £1210 East Uppertown, Springwell & Highwood, £1170 Highwood, £1160 East Uppertown & Stoop Rigg, £1150 New Houses, £1130 Stoop Rigg, £1100 Springwell, £1095 Rawfoot, £1090 St Oswalds, £1075 & £970 Throp Hill

Angus x heifers – £1150, £1140 & £1000 Stoop Rigg

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1050 West Shields, £1005 Harewalls, £970 & £965 West Shields

Charolais x heifers - £920 Hackford, £915 West Shields

Limousin x steers – £1165 Cowburn Rigg, £1150 Holly Hill West, £1130 Lee Hall, £1125 Holly Hill West & Low Eshells (x2), £1115 Low Eshells, £1110 Spittalshield, £1105 Lee Hall (x2) & Greyside, £1100 Lee Hall, £1095 Low Middleton, £1065 Greyside, £1055 Holly Hill West, £1055 Holly Hill West, £1050 Low Eshells, £1045 Low Middleton, £1040 Lee Hall, £1035 & £1030 Spittalshield, £1000 (x2) Lee Hall, £980 Edges Green, £965 Greyside & China Hall, £945 Greyside (x2), £930 Lee Hall

Limousin x heifers – £1105 Low Town, £1010 & £990 Low Middleton, £985 & £980 Greyside, £975 & £940 Low Town, £905 Greyside

British Blue x steers – £1000 & £950 St Oswalds

British Blue x heifers – £895 Rawfoot

Simmental x steers – £975 & £900 Hackford

Simmental x heifers – £895 & £890 Hackford

Angus x steers – £1090 Springwell, £1030 Rawfoot, £1000 Low Town

Saler x steers - £955 & £920 West Shields

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £900 Flotterton Cottage

Limousin x steers – £1050 East Unthank, £960 & £935 Round Meadows, £925 & £915 Edges Green, £905 & £900 Baal Hill

Limousin x heifers – £900 Baal Hill, £890 East Unthank

British Blue x steers – £1000 & £960 East Unthank

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

An electric trade was seen in the cast ewe and ram section.
Best Dutch Texel’s sold to £166 from M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne.
Mules once again very easy to sell up to £102 from M/s PG Nixon & Partners, Little Whittington.
Texel x averaged £101.73, Suffolk x averaged £102.61.
Over 40 pens were over £100
Cast Tups topped at £138 from M/s Beveridge, Low West House.
More continue to be wanted. Please call Jack on 07739440457 for entries and enquiries.

Dutch Texel x - £166, £100 & £98 Little Swinburne

Texel - £160 & £150 South Hallington, £138 Low West House, £112 Three Farms, £101 Felton Demesne, £100 Gleedlee & Rothley Crag, £94 Low Brunton, £90 East White Hill, £80 Low West House

Texel x – £156 Rowley Link, £153 West Wharmley, £144 Nilston Rigg, £138 Greyside, £136 West Wharmley, £132 Hard Riding & Lords Lot, £129 Hard Riding, £120 Little Whittington, Follions, Salmonswell & Stotsfold, £119 Nilston Rigg, £116 Salmonswell, £110 Nilston Rigg, Hedley Park & Rowley Link, £108 China Hall, £106 Hard Riding & Salmonswell, £103 High Knitsley, £100 Salmonswell, £96 Armond Carr & Rowley Link, £94 Lords Lot, Salmonswell & Wadley Farm, £92 Armond Carr, £90 Low Eshells, £88 Low West House & Cooper House, £86 Hedley Park, £84 Laburnum Cottage, £82 Hownsgill, High Warden & Errington Red House

Suffolk - £111 East White Hill

Suffolk x – £132 Rowley Link, £124 Nilston Rigg, £116 Low Brunton, £114 Hedley Park, Lords Lot & Salmonswell, £100 Woodhall, £97 Nilston Rigg, £92 High Knitsley, £88 Cooper House

Beltex x - £80 Felton Demesne

Leicester - £97 The Shield, £92 & £86 Woodhall

Zwartbles - £90 & £81 Three Farms

Cheviot – £70 Barron House

SC Cheviot - £102 & £88 Flotterton

Mule – £102 Little Whittington, £98 Low Brunton & Stotsfold, £96 Nilston Rigg, £92 Salmonswell, £90 Low Brunton, The Shield & Errington Red House, £89 Lords Lot, £88 Nilston Rigg, £85 High Knitsley, £82 Laburnum Cottage, £81 West Wharmley, £78 Well House Colwell

Blackface – £93 Low Bleakhope, £82 Gleedlee, £80 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £74 Flotterton, £70 The Brigg, Barron House & Warksfield Head, £67 Nilston Rigg, £66 Flotterton (x2) & Greyside, £64 & £63 Grasslees

Swaledale – £86 Low Bleakhope, £78 Paradise Farm, £70 Todhillwood, £63 Paradise Farm, £59 Todhillwood & Woodhall, £57 Wadley Farm, £56 Light Birks & Paradise Farm, £55 Gleedlee, £52 Ottercops, £50 The Brigg

Crossbred - £114 Garden Cottage, £108 Little Whittington, £97 Errington Red House

Store Hoggs

Store hoggs again keenly bid for with all types dearer. Overall average up £5 on the week to average £74.42 which included a large proportion of end of season hoggs.
Topping the sale was a great Beltex x hogg from M/s M&L Churchyard, Hownsgill selling at £110. Also at £110 were three Texel x hoggs from M/s FT Walton, Flotterton.
Eight pens were over the £100 barrier with 40 pens in the £85 - £99 bracket.
All breeds and sizes wanted again for next week.
Please contact Jack on 07739440457 foe entries and enquiries.

Texel - £110 Flotterton, £106 Low Ardley, £95 Rothley Crag, £89 Demesne Farm, £84.50 Rothley Crag, £81& £77.50 Bensons Fell

Texel x – £99.50 & £98.50 Follions, £98 Burradon, £97.50 Bridgeford, £92 Settlingstones, £90.50 Follions, £89.50 Burradon, £89 Burradon & Bridgeford, £88 Redesmouth, £87.50 Elf Hills & Burradon, £87 Hownsgill & Warksfield Head, £86 High Knitsley, £85 Errington Red House, Demesne Farm & Falstone Farm, £84.50 Burradon, £84 Low West House, £83 Felton Demesne, £82 South Carter Moor, £81.50 Felton Demesne, £81 Garden Cottage & High Knitsley, £80.50 Felton Demesne (x2), £79.50 Burradon, £79 Black Hedley, Low Ardley, Felton Demesne, Flotterton & Causey Burn, £78.50 Low Ardley, Crescent Farm (x2), Hedleywood & Falstone Farm, £78 Low Mill, Demesne Farm (x2), Duddo Hill, Crescent Farm & Redesmouth, £77.50 Settlingstones, Blackhill & Moorhouse Gate

Dutch Texel x - £84 & £83 Agars Hill

Suffolk - £93 Felton Demesne

Suffolk x – £93.50 East Fourstones, £89.50 High Knitsley, £86.50 & £86 Sunniside, £85.50 Lodge House, £85 Flotterton, £84.50 Cooper House, £82 Elf Hills, Sunniside, Felton Demesne & Sillywrea, £81 Hownsgill & Sunniside, £80.50 Hedleywood, £80 Black Hedley (x2) & East Fourstones, £79 Hedleywood, £78 Greyside, £77 Elf Hills & Sunniside, £76.50 Settlingstones & Causey Burn, £76 East Fourstones, £75 Felton Demesne & Hedleywood

Charollais x – £74.50 Middle Coldcotes

Beltex x - £110 Hownsgill, £105 & £104 Little Swinburne, £103 Low West House, £100 (x2), £95, £94 & £90 (x2) Hownsgill, £89 Low West House, £86 Little Swinburne

Leicester - £76.50 Flotterton, £75 The Shield

Kerry Hill - £89.50 Three Farms

Cheviot x - £76 Gairshield, £75 Bellshiel, £72Gairshield, £66 Flotterton

SC Cheviot - £92 & £84 Flotterton

NC Cheviot - £92 Flotterton

Mule – £87 & £75 Redburn, £74 Barron House, £73 Redburn, £72.50 Redesmouth, £72 Townfoot, £70.50 Demesne Farm, £67 Warksfield Head, £66 Newbiggin, £65 Townfoot & Newshield

Blackface – £82 Flotterton, £75 Warksfield Head, £74.50 Flotterton, £68.50 Warksfield Head, £68 Elf Hills, £64 Bellshiel, £62 Flotterton, £61.50 White House Birtley

Swaledale - £66 Ottercops, £62.50 (x2) Woodhall, £55 Low Bleakhope, £50 & £48 Agars Hill, £43 & £42 Low Bleakhope

Jacob - £66 & £63 Wadley Farm

Crossbred – £92 & £88 The Shield, £86 Redburn, £82 Felton Demesne

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 7th January 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A strong show forward met a great trade topping at 225.5ppk or £1334.96 from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Limousin Heifers – £1278.90 & 217.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1334.96, £1288.47 & £1272.81 Flotterton

225.5p, 219.5p & 209p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

An excellent trade was seen in the cast cow/bull section with quality in short supply. Topping this section was a very smart Limousin x cow from M/s J lee & Son, Agars Hill selling for 152.5ppk. All classes continue to be wanted, please call Jack Walton on 07739440457 for entries and enquiries.

Limousin – £1110.20 Agars Hill, £1044.27 Low West House, £990.15 Hard Riding, £975.38 Flotterton, £908.67 Hard Riding, £900.79 White House Birtley, £854.70 Hard Riding

152.5p Agars Hill, 143.5p Hard Riding, 141.5p Low West House, 131.5p & 129.5p Hard Riding, 128.5p White House Birtley, 127.5p Flotterton

Limousin (Bulls) - £971.36 Low West House, £850.84 Grasslees

119.5p Grasslees, 115.5p Low West House

Angus -£1021.62, £1005.29, £990.68, £961.79, £950.92 & £885.37 Flotterton, £827.18 Grasslees, £815.24 West End Town

144.5p & 134.5p Flotterton, 134.5p Grasslees, 130.5p, 128.5p, 127.5p & 123.5p Flotterton, 118.5p Grasslees

British Blue – £906.53 & 134.5p Flotterton

Simmental - £1070.41 & 131.5p Sherburn Tower

Bazadaise - £803.74 Hard Riding

Beef Shorthorn - £858.73 Sillywrea, £849.09, £814.66 & £809.02 Blueburn

126.5p, 124.5p & 123.5p Blueburn, 122.5p Sillywrea

Luing - £983.49, £951.29, £918.54, £822.16 & £816.59 Blueburn

125.5p, 121.5p (x2), 119.5p (x2) & 115.5p Blueburn

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

An increased but mixed show of hoggs forward saw another increase in the sale average with all classes firmer. Top price of £120 (279.1p) for a superb Texel hogg from M/s Carins, Broomhall with 24 pens welling for £100 or more.

Texel x – £120 Broomhall, £110 High Eshells & Great Chesters, £105 Low Eshells & Nilston Rigg, £104.50 Baal Hill, £102.50 Low Eshells, £101.50 Nilston Rigg & Old Town, £101 St Oswalds, £100 Stotsfold, Baal Hill, Great Chesters, Nilston Rigg (x2), Middle Heads & Little Swinburne, £97.350 Whitchester, £97 Low Eshells & Little Swinburne, £96 Brixter Hill, Low Eshells & Little Swinburne, £95.50 High Eshells, Middle Heads & Well House, £95 St Oswalds, Aydonshields, West Grange (x2), Tosson Tower, Warksfield Head & Old Town, £94.20 Blackburn, £94 Great Bavington, £93.50 St Oswalds, Blackburn & West Shields, £93 Tenter House, Nilston Rigg (x3) & Thockrington, £92 High Eshells, Willimoteswick, Matfen High House, St Oswalds & Little Swinburne, £91.50 Little Swinburne, £91 St Oswalds, Thockrington, Warksfield Head & Old Town, £90.50 Thockrington, £90 Black Hedley, St Oswalds, Comb Hills, Aydonshields, Tosson Tower (x2), Warksfield Head & Colepike (x2)

279.1p Broomhall, 232.6p Stotsfold, 231p Little Swinburne, 229.6p St Oswalds, 228.69p Little Swinburne, 228.1p West Shields, 227.4p Well House, 227.3p Middle Heads, 220.3p Comb Hills, 217.4p Little Swinburne, 214p High Eshells & St Oswalds, 213.8p West Shields, 212.5p St Oswalds, 211.4p Nilston Rigg (x2), 211.1p Warksfield Head & Tosson Tower, 210.5p Partridge Nest (x2), 210p Tenter House, 209.5p Little Swinburne, 208.7p Brixter Hill & Low Eshells, 208.3p Low Staples, 207p Low Eshells, 205p Highwood (x2), 204.8p Highwood & West Grange, 204.6p Aydonshields & Colepike, 204.4p Willimoteswick, 204.1p Baal Hill, 203.7p Partridge Nest, 202.7p Matfen High House, 202.6p Partridge Nest, 202.5p East Uppertown, 202.4p Holly Hill West & Middle Heads, 202.3p China Hall, Colepike, St Oswalds & Matfen High House, 202.2p Warksfield Head, 201.3p Holly Hill West, 201p Baal Hill & Low Eshells, 200p New Dotland, Fairspring (x2), Tenter House, Half Acres, West Grange, Tosson Tower, Colepike & West Shields

Dutch Texel x - £110 (x3) & £96 Willimoteswick

239.1p, 223.3p, 220p & 211.5p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £101.50 Brixter Hill, £100.50 Baal Hill, £98 Old Town, £95 Rugley Walls, £94.50 Thockrington, £94 New Dotland, £93.50 Great Bavington, £92 Brixter Hill & Broomhall, £91.50 Lunns House, £91 Great Bavington, £90.50 Whitchester, £90 Brixter Hill, Low Eshells, Thockrington & Steel Hall (x2), £89 New Dotland & Thockrington, £87 Thockrington & Great Bavington, £86.50 Rugley Walls & Great Bavington, £85.50 Lunns House, £85 Low Eshells

204.6p & 200p Steel Hall, 197.7p Low Eshells, 197.5p Great Bavington, 197.1p Baal Hill, 196.5p Great Bavington, 195.4p Steel Hall, 195.1p New Dotland, 194.3p & 193.8p Lunns House, 193.3p Great Bavington & Thockrington, 192.6p Whitchester, 192.2p Great Bavington, 191.5p Brixter Hill (x2), 190.9p Rugley Walls, 189.4p New Dotland, 188.4p Black Hedley, 187.5p Low Eshells, 185.7p Great Bavington, 184p Rugley Walls, 183.3p Great Bavington, 183p Lunns House

Beltex x – £110, £100, £95 & £93 Well House, £90 Warksfield Head, £89 China Hall

270.3p, 244.4p, 237.5p & 232.5p Well House, 222.5p China Hall, 209.3p Warksfield Head

Leicester - £91 & 182p Great Chesters

Kerry Hill - £90 Willimoteswick, £75 Comb Hills

204.6p Willimoteswick, 189.2p Comb Hills

Cheviot - £67 & 181.1p Sillywrea

Mule – £91 Great Chester, £88 New Dotland, £87.50 Baal Hill, £87 Warksfield Head, £86.50 Whitchester, £86 Great Chesters, £85 Tenter House, £84.50 Rugley Walls & Hotbank, £83 Camphill & Hotbank, £81 New Dotland, £77 Hotbank, £76 China Hall, £73.50 Holly Hill West

193.6p Great Chesters, 192.2p Whitchester, 191.1p Great Chesters, 190.2p Baal Hill, 188.9p Tenter House, 188.5p Holly Hill West, 188.4p New Dotland, 181.3p Warksfield Head, 179.8p Rugley Walls & Hotbank, 179.1p Hotbank, 176.7p China Hall, 176p New Dotland, 172.9p Camphill

Blackface - £94 & £90 Great Chesters, £85 New Dotland, £84 Warksfield Head, £82 Hotbank, £80 Sewingshields, £77 Hotbank, £74.50 Camphill, £74 Warksfield Head & Sewingshields, £70 New Dotland & Camphill

191.5p Great Chesters, 191p Camphill, 184.8p New Dotland, 178.7p Warksfield Head, 176.2p Warksfield Head & Sewingshields, 171.1p Hotbank, 170.9p Great Chesters, 170.7p New Dotland

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x –£80 West Grange

Blackface – £60 Sewingshields

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 3rd January 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their first sale of 2020 and a small entry of store cattle sold well to an eager ringside. Cattle averaged £1026 throughout, many more could easily have been sold to meet buyer demand and entries are invited for next week and also for the special New Year show and sale to be held on the 17th January.

Leading prices;

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1175, £1150 & £1135 Lough Green

Limousin x heifers – £1055 Colwell Demesne

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Angus x heifers - £965, £950 & £940 High Fotherley

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A mixed entry of cast sheep met an animated trade with a strong buying contingent present.
Topping the sale were eight Texel x ewes at £133 from M/s W&JA Longlands. Several pens were in excess of £100
A superb run of twenty Cheviot x Mule ewes topped at £120 from M/s JJ&JM Sanders, Bavington Hill Head.
With Blackface ewes topping at £96 and with Mules to £98. More required to meet buyers demand.

Texel x – £133 Rusheylaw, £118 Tenter House, £116 Colepike, £111 West Moorhouses, £109 Armond Carr, £108 Halton Red House, £106 West Moorhouses, £101 Elrington Hall, £100 Bankfoot, £99 Armond Carr, £98 Armonside, £96 Colepike, £95 West Moorhouses, £92 Colwell Demesne & Bankfoot, £90 Tenter House & Cockhall, £80 Cockhall

Texel (Tups) - £86 Grange House, £76 Burnbank

Suffolk - £95 Lynnshield

Suffolk x – £116 Colepike, £114 Sillywrea, £111 Tenter House, £108 Bankfoot, £102 Halton Red House, £96 Lunns House

Beltex x - £120 Bavington Hill Head, £112 West Moorhouses, £96 Cornhills, £94 Bavington Hill Head & Cornhills, £90 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £112 & £96 Farneyshield, £91 Cockhall, £75 Ottercops

Cheviot x – £100 Laings Hill, £96 Sillywrea, £65 Laings Hill

Cheviot Mule – £120, £114 & £84 Bavington Hill Head

Mule – £98 Rusheylaw & Bankfoot, £92 Tenter House, £90 Lunns House & West Moorhouses, £86 Moss Kennels & Tenter House, £84 Stone Hall, £71 Elrington Hall, £67 Lunns House, £65 Halton Red House, £62 Horton Low House & The Hott

Blackface – £96 & £94 Rusheylaw, £91 Edges Green, £89 Tenter House, £80 Burnbank, £76 Laings Hill, £69 Thornton Tower, £68 Tenter House & Stable Yard Cottage, £66 The Hott, £61 Rusheylaw

Swaledale – £68 Farneyshield, £62 Stone Hall

Jacob - £45 Wadley Farm

Crossbred - £88 Forge Cottage

Store Lambs

First sale of 2020 of Store Lambs met a fast trade with longer keeping lambs dearer. Spirited bidding meant a top of £94 for a Beltex x from M/s JJ&JM Sanders who also had a Cheviot Mule at £90
Lambs continue to be wanted for forthcoming sales.
Please contact Jack on 07739440457 to discuss entries.

Texel x – £89 Willimoteswick (x2) & Thornton Tower, £88 Thornley Hall Farm, £87.50 Springwell Cottage, £87 Butterknowes & Thornton Tower, £84.50 Willimoteswick, £84 Riding Farm & Midgeholme, £83.50 Blackburn, £83 Waite Farm, £82.50 Bowershield, £82 Grange House, £80 Garden House, Ochrelands & Thornton Tower, £78 Grange House, Rising Farm & Butterknowes, £77.50 Blackburn, £77 Bowershield, £76.50 Duddo Hill & Waite Farm, £76 Bavington Hill Head, Garden House & Ochrelands, £75.50 Cockhall & Keepershield, £75 Errington Red House, Ochrelands & Windy Hill

Suffolk x – £88 & £84 East Fourstones, £82 Laburnum Cottage, £81 Duddo Hill, £78 Duddo Hill & Garden House, £77 Garden House, £75.50 Elrington Hall, £75 Sillywrea, £73 Duddo Hill, £70 Elrington Hall

Beltex x - £94 Bavington Hill Head, £83 Woodland House (x2), £80 West Moorhouses, £78 Grange House, £75.50 West Moorhouses (x2) & Woodland House (x2), £73.50, £73 & £72 Woodland House

Cheviot x - £90 Demesne Cottage, £72 Highwood, £61 Low Bleakhope

Cheviot Mule - £90, £88, £78, £77 & £76 Bavington Hill Head

SC Cheviot - £65.50 & £63.50 Flotterton

Mule – £80 Demesne Cottage, £78.50 Glenwhelt, £72 Elf Hills, £68 Errington Red House & Riding Farm, £67.50 Rugley Walls, £67 Glenwhelt, £66 Hollin Close

Blackface – £65 & £53 Harsondale

Swaledale - £64.50 & £57 Glenwhelt, £46.50 Low Bleakhope, £43 Low Huntwell

Jacob - £56 Wadley Farm

Crossbred – £83 Riding Farm