A Prime sale that was predominantly made up of feeding beasts. Taking top honour was Messrs J E Woodman & Son, Great Chesters with a Limousin cross heifer selling to 301.5ppk.
Limousin Heifers –£1739.67 Great Chesters
301.5p Great Chesters
Charolais Heifers –£1692.18 Great Chesters
299.5p Great Chesters
Angus Heifers –265.5p West Shields
Cast Cows & OTM
Long Live the King-Long Live the Ring
Quite simply the dearest trade seen to date. All classes dearer but the better Continental cows have gone up a few gears!
Taking the crown and glory today was Chris & Andrew Johnson (C H Clark & Sons) Paxton Dene, who sold Blue cross cows to 288.5ppk. The same home took the top two grossing prices on the day selling to £2296.46 & £2287.13.
Three further cows broke the 280ppk barrier. All by the British Blue sire from Mr R E Williamson, Littleburn at 287.5ppk. Messrs P & E B Robson, Middle Horlseyhope to 285.5ppk and finally Mr J E Woodman & Son, Great Chesters to 282.5p.
An overall average of 226ppk was seen for the 67 forward, even with plenty leaner, hill types present.
Dairy cows topped at 209.5ppk for Ayshires.
Charolais Stock Bulls sold to £2134.26 from Messrs R L Riddle & Son, Blakelaw.
British Blue –£2296.46 & £2287.13 Paxton Dene, £2231.75 Great Chesters, £2198.35 Middle Horsleyhope, £1989.98 Paxton Dene, £1863.35 Great Chesters, £1775.73 Middle Horsleyhope, £1748.00 Littleburn Farm
288.5p Paxton Dene, 287.5p Littleburn Farm, 285.5p Middle Horsleyhope, 282.5p Great Chesters, 279.5p Littleburn Farm, 267.5p Paxton Dene, 255.5p Middle Horsleyhope
Limousin –£2244.68 Middle Horsleyhope, £1956.00 Great Chesters, £1922.27 Brownchesters, £1831.50 & £1714.65 Great Chesters
265.5p Dukesfield Hall, 261.5p Settlingstones, 259.5p Middle Horsleyhope, 254.5p Broomhope, 253.5p Settlingstones
Simmental –£2168.08 Bavington Hill Head
246.5p Bavington Hill Head
Stabiliser-£1491.64 West Wharmley
209.5p West Wharmely
Stabiliser x-£1746.75 West Wharmley
205.5p West Wharmley
Angus –£1526.60 Buildings Farm
224.5p Buildings Farm
Angus x-£1770.72 Great Chesters, £1619.02 East Knitsley
263.5p Great Chesters, 239.5p East Knitsley
Blonde x-£1722.70 The Brigg
267.5p The Brigg
Beef Shorthorn-£1541.25 West Shields
205.5p West Shields
Shorthorn-£1385.70 The Brigg
223.5p The Brigg
Blue Grey-£1276.80 Middle Horsleyhope
199.5p Middle Horsleyhope
Hereford x-£1432.43 West End Farm
213.5p Great Bavington
Luing x-£1482.20 Aydon North Farm
214.5p Aydon North Farm
Ayshire-£1294.71, £1256.25 & £1209.01 Marley Cote Walls
209.5p & 189.5p Marley Cote Walls
First Sale of Spring Lambs sold to a flying trade. Topping at £186 for a Texel from J A & I Burn, Grange House Farm who also had lambs to 409.1ppk.
Texel x –£186 & £185 Grange House Farm
387.5p & 385.4p Grange House Farm, 385.0p West Shaftoe
Suffolk x-£180 Grange House Farm
409.1p Grange House Farm
Prime Hoggs sold to another great trade topping at £181 for a trio from J C Rutherford, Old Town.
A pair sold to £180 from Messrs J K & F Charlton, Middle Farm.
Swales sold to £155 from Messrs K & H A Ridley, Allenshields.
Top ppk went to a trio at 312.2ppk from Mr J W Metcalf, Palm Strothers.
Texel x –£181 Old Town, £180 Middle Farm Cottage, £174 Old Town, £173 Claywalls, £171 Claywalls, Middle Farm Cottage & Palm Strothers, £170 Old Town, £169.50 Palm Strothers & Claywalls, £169 Middle Farm Cottage & Claywalls, £168 Claywalls
312.2p Palm Strothers, 309.6p Claywalls, 307.8p & 305.4p Colepike, 302.4p Palm Strothers, 298.1p, 296.4p, 294.6p & 294.3p Claywalls, 292.7p Claywalls & Palm Strothers
Swaledale-£155, £150 & £146 Allenshields
A small but superb show of Prime Ewes sold to great rates, topping at £172 for a pen of four massive Ewes from J C Rutherford, Old Town.
Texel x –£172, £168 & £161 Old Town
Suffolk x-£169 Grange House Farm
Mule-£132 Old Town