Beef Breeding Sale

Breeding Cattle

Bulls

Hexham and Northern Marts once again held its successful May Bull Sale which was kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual (Hexham Branch) and The Fold Farm Vets and we thank them for their continued support. This year saw a fantastic clearance rate of 77% across the four breeds represented but the real highlight was only one Limousin failing to secure a new postcode and leaving the breed with a clearance rate of 92%.

Pre Sale-Show

This years pre sale show was presided over by the renowned Mid Northumbrian stockman, Andrew Proctor, Swarland Old Hall who cast his expert eye over four breeds of cattle.

Taking the Overall Championship was the Limousin section winner, Telfers Tinker from E Telfer & Son which later went on to sell for a joint top price of 5,000gns to regular suckled calf producer Mr J Craggs, Glower – Oer – Him.

Limousin

A nice entry of Limousin bulls this year with twelve registered and non registered bulls going under the hammer. First to sell was the registered bulls and a nice level trade was observed right through with every vendor able to conduct business and sell bulls to new homes. All bar one of the Limousin bulls sold through the ring with three bulls cashing away at 5,000gns.

The first to realise this was the first bull of the day, Ringway Trouble from PJ & E Henshall, Sarkshields. Not to be beaten, Karen Henshall then went on to cash Loganburn Thibaut for the same figure. Finally, the Overall Champion Telfers Tinker a Telfers Munster son, consigned by E Telfer & Sons, Newton High House also went to sell for 5,000gns.

The Priestley family were back once again after last year successful debut and sold the black coated Bontemoor Union a Newhouse Fullback son for 4,500gns selling to a repeat Hexham customer.

Limousin average – 4220gns

Aberdeen Angus

An increased number of Angus bulls forward this year and sold well for the quality on offer. Leading the Angus offering was the class winner, Thrunton Pegasus Y603, sired by Blelack Evermore who changed hands at 3500gns selling into the North Tyne to a regular Hexham store ring producer.

Aberdeen Angus average – 3080gns

Hereford

The sole Hereford entry this year came from the renowned County Durham based herd from W & R Kemp & Sons, Auckvale who returned to the Hexham ring once again and took advantage of the increased demand in native cattle genetics and sold their bull Auckvale Avant 2215A for 3,000gns to an Allendale produce

Heifers with Calves at Foot

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual May Prize Show & Sale of Beef Breeding Cattle and offers for sale with a useful catalogue of 79 outfits.

Prior to the sale Mr Andrew Proctor judged the prize show and awarded the overall champion rosette to the super first prize British Blue cross heifer with her outstanding heifer calf at foot that went on to sell for £3000 to a new North Yorkshire based customer.

The sale peaked at £3400 twice for two tremendous Angus cross heifers now a noted feature of this special sale from Messrs Walton, Flotterton, with their top quality Limousin cross calves at foot which saw the greatest demand on the day.

Perhaps a combination of a long and costly winter, combined with a late spring and certainly as a result of government policy demand was easier than them seen last year with the best outfits in excess of three thousand pounds but lesser sorts proved harder to cash.

Prize List

Overall Champion-J.W.Bell, Waterloo (BBx with hfr calf)

Reserve Champion-JRG Johnson, West Wharmley (Lim hfr with calf)

Limousin

1st-West Wharmley

2nd-West Wharmley

3rd-West Wharmley

British Blue

1st-Waterloo

2nd-West Whamley

3rd West Wharmley

Aberdeen Angus

1st-Flotterton

2nd- Flotterton

3rd-Flotterton

Limousin –£3300 West Wharmley, £3050 Paradise, £3000 Newlands Haugh & West Wharmley, £2900 & £2650 West Wharmley, £2600 Mickley Moor & West Wharmley x2

 British Blue –£3000 Waterloo, £2700 West Wharmley

Angus –£3400 x2, £3000, £2900, £2800 & £2700 x2 Flotterton, £2650 Newlands Haugh,