Easter Primestock Show & Sale Prize List
Best Prime Heifer
1st-Paxton Dene – H Clark & Sons
2nd-Colepike Home Farm – JB & N Harrison & Son
3rd-Miller Hill-Messrs Graham
Best Prime Steer
1st-Paxton Dene – H Clark & Sons
2nd-Miller Hill-Messrs Graham
3rd-Paxton Dene – H Clark & Sons
Best Prime Young Bull
1st-Burmoor – NS & C Robinson
2nd-Flotterton – FT Walton
Champion Prime Beast-Paxton Dene – H Clark & Sons
Reserve Champion Prime Beast-Paxton Dene – H Clark & Sons
Best Geld Beef Bred Cow
1st-Middle Horsleyhope – P & EB Robson
2nd-Hard Riding – J & A Moralee
3rd-Square House-F & R Simpson
Champion Cow-Middle Horsleyhope – P & EB Robson
Incorporated in this weeks Prime Cattle sale was the Easter Primestock sale, kindly sponsored again this year by Dugdale Nurtrition and judged by Mr T Brocklehurst, Jedbrugh.
After much dilibration, Mr Brocklehurst gave the overall Champion to a very well finished British Blue cross heifer from Messrs H Clark & Son, Paxton Dene. The same home won the steer class and the Overall Reserve Champion with an outstanding Limousin cross steer.
The Overall Champion went on to sell for the days top price of 329.5ppk selling to the Judge.
Leading the sale with some heavy Blonde cross steers was Messrs JB & N Harrison & Son, Colepike Home Farm selling to £2225.25 and another to £2178.37, both purchased by R Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.
Messrs Graham, Miller Hill sold Limousin cross steers to 309.5ppk and £2160.31, Heifers from the same home sold to 313.5ppk for Limousin crosses.
Blonde Steers-£2225.25 & £2178.37 Colepike
287.5p & 285.5p Colepike
Limousin Steers-£2160.31 Miller Hill, £2045.47 Paxton Dene
321.5p Paxton Dene, 309.5p Miller Hill
British Blue Heifers-£2115.39 & £1937.43 Paxton Dene
329.5p & 313.5p Paxton Dene
Blonde Heifers-£1978.19 Colepike
Limousin Heifers – £1851.10 & £1813.74 Shield Farm, £1788.01 Miller Hill
313.5p Miller Hill, 311.5p Miller Hill & Lough Green
Charolais Heifers –£1525.10 Flotterton
Cast Cows & OTM
More numbers forward this week and this week saw our annual Easter Show for Cast Cows, kindly sponsored by Dugdale Nutrition and ably judged by Mr T Brocklehurst, Jedbrugh.
Mr Brocklehurst picked out a well fleshed Black cow from Messrs P & EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope as his winner. The cow went on to gross the most on the day selling to £2268.83 to the judge.
Second prize came from a stable that’s used to winning a ticket or two, Messrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding. This Limousin cross cow went on to realise 257.5ppk to Mr Owain Llyr, Ruthin.
Trade for cast cows and bulls was just as strong as pervious weeks, maybe a touch dearer than last week. Topping the ppk this week was a pure Limousin cow from Messrs L Corbett & Co, Dykehead that sold to 263.5ppk.
Native cows were a plenty once again and topping this week trade was a monster of an Angus from Messrs R H Thompson & Son, Fitches Grange, that realised £2126.88.
Limousin –£2093.31 & £2059.47 Square House, £2042.23 Shield Farm, £1928.50 Dykehead, £1915.80 Hard Riding, £1912.74 Thockrington Farms, £1889.66 Middle Horsleyhope, £1868.10 Square House
263.5p Dykehead, 257.5p Hard Riding, 249.5p Square House, 239.5p Square House, Dykehead, Middle Horsleyhope & Hard Riding, 237.5p Dykehead
Angus x-£2126.88 Fitches Grange, £1965.60 Buildings Farm, £1771.77 Featherwood, £1695.76 The Brigg, £1692.42 West Shields
227.5p Buildings Farm, 225.5p West Shields, 217.5p Needless Hall, 214.5p Greenchesters & Featherwood, 213.5p West Shields
British Blue-£2268.83 Middle Horlseyhope, £1893.80 Shield Farm, £1784.54 Harwood Shield
253.5p Middle Horsleyhope, 251.5p Shield Farm, 221.5p Beacon Rigg
British Blue x–£1717.22 Buildings Farm, £1581.23 Harwood Shield
239.5p Buildings Farm, 217.5p Harwood Shield
Charolais-£1753.38 West Causey Hill
229.5p West Causey Hill
Simmental x–£1931.48 & £1864.10 Dunns Houses
227.5p & 226.5p Dunns Houses
Saler x-£1336.49 West Shields
208.5p West Shields
Hereford x-£1329.86 Chatton Park
206.5p Chatton Park
A Handful of Stock Bulls this week, the best was a well fleshed British Blue cross Limousin from Messrs Featherwood Ptrs, Featherwood that sold to £2234.21.
British Blue-£2234.21 Featherwood
Angus-£1529.33 Redesmouth Farm
157.5p Redesmouth Farm
Beef Shorthorn-£1298.33 High Warden Farms
159.5p High Warden Farms
Hexham and Northern Marts sold a reduced number of Prime Hoggs selling to an increased trade for a poorer show.
Topping the sale on two occasions were Texels at £158 from Mr B Watson, Baal Hill and Nilston Rigg.Not far away at £155 was a Charolais from Mr RFS Newall, Low Barns.
Top ppk was a pen of four Texels at 278.9ppk from Nilston Rigg Farms.
Entries to Jack on 07739 440457 or Harrison on 07895 761102
Texel x –£158 Baal Hill & Nilston Rigg, £148 Blackburn, £146 Nilston Rigg, £144 Blackburn, £142 Nilston Rigg, £137 Goften Field Head, £133.50 Colepike, £133 Goften Field Head, Colepike & Blackburn, £130 Nilston Rigg
278.9p Nilston Rigg, 269.1p Aydonshields, 267.8p Baal Hill, 266.7p Goften Field Head, Colepike & Middle Heads, 265.5p & 263.0p Nilston Rigg, 261.1p West Shields, 260.7p Aydonshields, 260.5p Middle Heads
Suffolk x –£142, £139 & £135.50 Fitches Grange, £134 Baal Hill
250.0p Nilston Rigg, 245.0p Baal Hill, 242.2p West Shields
Charollais x –£155 Low Barns, £145, £139 & £137 Fitches Grange
248.7p Low Barns, 246.3p & 244.6p Fitches Grange
Mule –£116 Baal Hill, £113 & £112 Great Chesters
246.8p Baal Hill, 243.5p Great Chesters
Jacob-£114 & £110 Low Barns
246.5p Low Barns
Blackface –£135 Nilston Rigg, £131 Great Chesters, £125 Nilston Rigg
247.8p Great Chesters
Swaledale- £91 & £90 (x2) Baal Hill
250.0p Baal Hill