Christmas Primestock Show & Sale


Prime Cattle

This weeks prime cattle sale saw our annual Christmas Primestock take place which was once again well supported with a terrific entry of 51 clean cattle from right across the North of England.

This year the task of Judging was given to Mr S Wilson, Corby Hill, Carlisle, who was extremely meticulous throughout.

After much deliberation Mr Wilson chose the British Blue x steer from Mr S Graham, Miller Hill as the overall champion, pipping a very well finished Limousin x heifer from Messrs Clark & Son, Paxton Dene into reserve.

Overall Reserve and 1st Prize Limousin Heifer – Clark, Paxton Dene

Credit to all that exhibited cattle as it was commented several times that it was one of the best entries of prime cattle seen at the centre.

Those that brought cattle were rewarded with a terrific trade throughout, with heifers especially in demand.

Leading the sale and taking full advantage of the Hexham ring to gain full value was a very flashy Black Limousin Cross heifer from renowned Limousin breeders, Messrs A & D Proctor, Swarland Old Hall. After some frantic bidding, the heifer finished off at 429.5ppk and bought on behalf of B & T Kitson, Northallerton.

The overall champion on the day, the British Blue x steer from Messrs Graham, Miller Hill, went on to realise 415ppk and was bought by the judge Mr Steven Wilson, The Butcher Shop Corby Hill for his new shop freshly opened in Brampton.

The YFC Champion this year was once again won by Miss Rachel Graham, Miller Hill, who bought the red Limousin heifer from Hexham in the spring from Messrs A & D Proctor of Swarland. This went on to sell for 381.5ppk and sold to regular supporters R Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.

The full prize list is below:

Best Steer or Heifer Shown by a YFC Member:

1stRachel Graham, Miller Hill

2ndBen Moralee, Hard Riding

3rdAmy Graham, Miller Hill

Limousin Cross Heifer:

1stMessrs H Clark & Son, Paxton Dene

2ndMessrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding

3rdMessrs A & D Proctor, Swarland Old Hall

Limousin Cross Steer:

1st – Messrs Graham, Miller Hill

2ndMessrs I & A Hamilton, Claywalls

3rdMessrs I & A Hamilton, Claywalls

British Blue Cross Heifer:

1stMessrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding

2ndMessrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding

3rdMessrs I & A Hamilton, Claywalls

British Blue Cross Steer:

1stMessrs Graham, Miller Hill

2ndLilburn Estate

3rdMessrs H Clark & Son, Paxton Dene

Other Continental Cross Steer:

1stLilburn Estate

2ndLilburn Estate

3rd F T Walton, Flotterton

Other Continental Cross Heifer:

1stLilburn Estate

2ndF T Walton, Flotterton

3rd F T Walton, Flotterton

Male Champion: Messrs Graham, Miller Hill

Reserve: Lilburn Estate

Heifer Champion: Messrs H Clark & Son, Paxton Dene

Reserve: Messrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding

Overall Champion: Messrs Graham, Miller Hill

Reserve Champion: Messrs H Clark & Son, Paxton Dene

The Hard Riding team were back again with a great squad of heifers, topping at 379.5ppk for a British Blue x heifer.

Lilburn Estates, North Middleton, had another successful trip down this year, selling Parthenais x steers to £2482.94.

Messrs Clark & Son, Paxton Dene had another fantastic run of cattle and attained Female Championship with a fleshy Limousin x heifer that realised £2414.75.

On behalf of the company I would like to thank our sponsons Lloyds Bank and Mole Valley Country Stores for their continued support, as well as our regular purchasers and vendors who have supported us throughout the year. Thanks must go to all the staff who have helped throughout the year also.

Merry Christmas, Drew Patrick.

Leading prices;

Limousin Heifers – £2521.17 Swarland Old Hall, £2414.75 Paxton Dene, £2220.75 Hard Riding, £2155.48 Miller Hill, £2149.14 Hard Riding, £2124.63 Miller Hill, £2069.26 Paxton Dene, £2041.29 Lowes Fell, £2034.35, £1033.46 & £2027.23 Paxton Dene

429.5p Swarland Old Hall, 381.5p Miller Hill, 371.5p Paxton Dene, 369.5p Miller Hill, 365.5p Hard Riding, 355.5p Paxton Dene, 346.5p Lowes Fell, 339.5p Paxton Dene & Comb Hills (x2), 337.5p Hard Riding, 333.5p Paxton Dene, 331.5p Claywalls & Lowes Fell, 329.5p & 327.5p Paxton Dene

Limousin Steers – £2285.73 Miller Hill, £2031.76 Paxton Dene, £2005.08, £1990.21 & £1987.59 Claywalls

349.5p Miller Hill, 325.5p & 313.5p Claywalls, 311.5p Shitlington Hall, 307.5p Flotterton

Charolais x Heifers – £1915.73 & £1734.11 Flotterton

311.5p & 291.5p Flotterton

Charolais x Steers – £2078.03 Flotterton

257.5p Flotterton

British Blue Heifers – £2258.03 & £2209.55 Hard Riding, £1814.84 Claywalls

379.5p & 374.5p Hard Riding, 323.5p Claywalls

British Blue Steers – £3008.75 Miller Hill, £2373.63 Lilburn, £1945.44 Paxton Dene, £1905.33 Claywalls

415.0p Miller Hill, 316.5p Claywalls, 311.5p Lilburn

Blonde x Heifers – £2092.33 & £1989.53 Colepike

329.5p & 323.5p Colepike

Blonde x Steers – £2290.88 & £2098.05 Colepike

307.5p & 295.5p Colepike

Parthenais x Heifers – £1757.96 Lilburn

309.5p Lilburn

Parthenais x Steers – £2482.94 & £2274.21 Lilburn

331.5p & 323.5p Lilburn

Cast Cows & OTM

A great show of cows forward this week for the annual Christmas Prize Show & Sale, that met a sharper trade once again, and would be dearer by about 8-10ppk.

Leading the sale was the first prize cow in the pre-sale show which was forward from Messrs J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill. This well fleshed British Blue x cow realised 251.5ppk, selling to Owain Llyr.

The highest grossing cow was a pure Blue cow from Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm, which went on to sell for £2330.33, purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick.

Thanks must go to Mr Martin Grix who had the task of judging this year.

1st prize cow, Lee, Agars Hill

Results are as found below:

Prize List:

Best Beef Bred Cast Cow:

1stMessrs J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill

2ndMessrs J Hunter & Sons, The Steel

3rdMessrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm

Leading prices;

Limousin – £1962.61 Shitlington Hall, £1914.00 The Steel, £1695.21 & £1644.55 High Lovelady Shield

233.5p High Lovelady Shield, 217.5p The Steel, 205.5p High Lovelady Shield, 201.5p Shitlington Hall

Angus – £1833.15 Humbleheugh, £1815.00 South Farm, £1751.75 Humbleheugh

227.5p Humbleheugh, 187.5p South Farm

Angus x – £1797.25 & £1466.25 Flotterton, £1441.75 Lilburn, £1359.66 Flotterton

209.5p Flotterton, 197.5p Flotterton & Lilburn, 195.5p Flotterton

British Blue – £2330 Glebe Farm, £2074.88 Agars Hill, £1501.83 Littleburn

251.5p Agars Hill, 249.5p Glebe farm, 225.5p Littleburn

Stabiliser – £1554.23 Lilburn, £1374.98 The Ash

197.5p & 195.5p Lilburn

Stabiliser x – £1386.45 & £1245.93 Lilburn

178.5p & 175.5p Lilburn

Simmental x – £1311.98 Hackford, £1246.91 & £1114.75 Baal Hill

189.5p Baal Hill, 171.5p Hackford & Baal Hill

British Shorthorn – £1234.96 & £1112.10 Sillywrea

179.5p & 168.5p Sillywrea

Hereford x – £1370.75 & £1221.44 Donkin Rigg

183.5p & 173.5p Donkin Rigg

Highland – £1120.55 & £968.09 Holystone Estate

153.5p & 151.5p Holystone Estate

South Devon x – £1085.40 & £969.08 Bingfield

167.5p & 147.5p Bingfield

Bazadaise – £998.90 Rusheylaw

159.5p Rusheylaw

British Friesian x – £774.90 Errington Red House

143.5p Errington Red House

Galloway – £756.09 Softley

135.5p Softley

Swedish Red x – £750.87 Wallhouses

121.5p Wallhouses

Young Bulls

A small and plainer show of young bulls this week, which met a straight trade selling to 269.5ppk for a Limousin x bull from J Murray, Four Wynds, Spennymoor selling to R Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.

The highest grossing bull of the day came from Pedigree Angus breeder, Mr Kit Acton, Braidley, which sold for £1909.88.

1st prize Young Bull – Acton, Braidley

Prize List:

1stMessrs J L & L A Acton, Braidley

2ndJ Murray, Jesmond House

3rdJ Murray, Jesmond House

Leading prices;

Angus – £1909.88 Braidley

231.5p Braidley

Limousin – £1560.41, £1486.14 & £1439.43 Jesmond House

269.5p, 263.5p & 257.5p Jesmond House

Stabiliser x – £1642.68 Jesmond House

253.5p Jesmond House

Prime Sheep

Hexham & Northern Marts held its annual Christmas Show & Sale with Mr Frank Robson taking charge of the judging.

The show was kindly sponsored by Mole Valley.

The overall championship went to the trio of Beltex lambs from Messrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding, selling for £185 and 355.8ppk to Mr Andrew Atkinson on behalf of Elite Meat, Starbeck, Harrogate.

1st prize pen of 3 Beltex sired lambs & Overall Champion pen – Moralee, Hard riding

Reserve Championship went to the trio of other Continental lambs from Messrs E Milburn & Son Holling Hill selling for £136 to the judge Mr Frank Robson, on behalf of Cranstons Quality Butchers.

First prize Texel lambs went to Messrs D A & P Burn & Sons, Aydonshields selling for £142 to Mr Frank Robson, on behalf of A & S Green, East Barnwell.

Full Prize List:

3 Texel Sired Lambs:

1stMessrs D A & P Burn & Son, Aydonshields

2nd R R E & J R Reay, St Oswalds

3rdMessrs T Common & Son, Low Ardley

3 Dutch Texel Sired Lambs:

1stR R E & J R Reay, St Oswalds

2ndMessrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding

3 Beltex Sired Lambs:

1stMessrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding

2ndMessrs E & I Hall & Son, Hallington New Houses

3rdMessrs E & I Hall & Son, Hallington New Houses

3 Other Continental Sired Lambs:

1stMessrs E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill

2ndMessrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding

3rdMessrs E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill

3 Suffolk Sired Lambs:

1stMessrs J N Brown & Son, East White Hill

2ndMessrs M C & M D Sparke, Salmonfield

3rdMessrs D A & P Burn & Son, Aydonshields

3 Mule Lambs:

1stMessrs J Browell & Sons, Quarry House

2ndMessrs J Browell & Sons, Quarry House

3 Hill Bred Lambs:

1stF T Walton, Flotterton

2ndDudlees Partnership, Dudlees

3rdNilston Rigg Farms, Nilston Rigg

Champion Pen of Sheep: Messrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding

Reserve Champion Pen of Sheep: Messrs E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill

Out of the show, top prize went to £154 for Texels from Nilston Rigg Farms.

Top ppk out of the show was 320.5ppk from Riding Farm Partnership.

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Leading prices;

Prime Lambs

Texel x – £154, £152.50 & £149.50 Nilston Rigg, £147.50 Cheeseburn, £144.50 Old Town, £144 Low Eshells & East White Hill, £143 Town Farm, £142 Aydonshields, £141 Riding Farm, £140 & £139.50 Low Eshells, £139 Cheeseburn & Hard Riding, £138 Nilston Rigg & Riding Farm (x2) £137 Cheeseburn (x2), £136.50 Nilston Rigg, £136 Holling Hill (x2) & St Oswalds

323.8p Holling Hill (x2), 320.5p Riding Farm, 308.7p Aydonshields, 301.2p St Oswalds, 300.0p East Newham, 397.9p Town Farm, 297.7p St Oswalds (x2), 295.7p Hard Riding & St Oswalds, 295.5p Holling Hill

Dutch Texel – £147 Willimoteswick, £135 St Oswalds, £134 Hard Riding

306.8p St Oswalds, 297.8p Hard Riding

Suffolk x – £151 Old Town, £148 Lunns House & High Keenley Fell, £144 East Newham, £142 Holling Hill & East White Hill, £140 East Newham, £138 Hammershield & Nilston Rigg, £135 St Oswalds, £134 Hammershield, £132.50 Old Town, £131 Salmonfield (x2) & Aydonshield, £130.50 Hammershield, £130 Steel Hall

290.2p High Keenley Fell, 273.1p East White Hill, 272.9p Aydonshields & Salmonfield, 272.3p High Keenley Fell, 270.0p St Oswalds, 267.4p St Oswalds & Salmonfield, 266.7p East Newham, 265.9p Salmonfield, 265.6p East White Hill, 263.3p St Oswalds, 259.4p Steel Hall, 257.6p Salmonfield, 256.7p Bingfield, 255.6p Nilston Rigg, 255.4p Hammershield, 255.3p Riding Farm, 255.2p Lunns House

Beltex x – £185 Hard Riding, £135, £128.50 & £127.50 Hallington New Houses, £127 Hard Riding & St Oswalds, £126 Hard Riding & Hallington New Houses

355.8p, 317.5p & 315.0p Hard Riding, 314.0p Hallington New Houses, 309.8p St Oswalds, 308.8p Hard Riding, 307.3p Hallington New Houses, 306.0p Hallington New Houses, 303.9p Hard Riding, 302.4p St Oswalds

Charolais x – £139 St Oswalds, £135 Holling Hill

295.7p St Oswalds

Mule – £136 Quarry House, £133.50 Nilston Rigg, £132 Quarry House (x2)

253.3p Tenter House, 248.8p Coldwell, 248.0p & 247.3p Quarry House

Cheviot – £136 Flotterton, £128 Dudlees, £127 Flotterton

261.5p Flotterton, 256.0p Dudlees, 255.6p Flotterton

Blackface – £121 Sewingshields, £120 Nilston Rigg

260.9p Nilston Rigg