Hexham Auction Mart
A large entry of clean cattle this week that was predominantly made up of heavy steers.
Handy weight heifers sold extremely well once again with Limousin cross heifers from Messrs J E Woodman & Son, Great Chesters selling to 320.5ppk and 312.5ppk.
Limousin cross steers from Messrs Thockrington Farms, Thockrington dominated the highest grossing price, selling to £2203.00 and £2191.80.
Limousin Steers-£2203.00, £2191.80 & £2022.74 Thockrington Farms
296.5p & 278.5p Thockrington Farms
Limousin Heifers –£1914.73 & £1870.65 Thockrington, £1647.37 & £1628.13 Great Chesters
320.5p, 312.5p & 309.5p (x2) Great Chesters
Just the single young bull forward and what a trade he met. The pure Limousin from Messrs J Lee & Sons, Morley Hill cashed at £2554.63 and 267.5ppk.
Limousin-£2554.63 Morley Hill
267.5p Morley Hill
Cast Cows & OTM
Another nice entry of cows with a better show forward this week. Trade dearer on the week with another fresh purchaser ringside which ensured killing cows sold to a premium.
The fifty five cows and bulls went on to average 211.3ppk and £1485.72.
Topping the sale today was a shapy Charolais cross cow from Messrs J & A Moralee, Hard Riding that sold to 259.5ppk. Not far behind selling to 255.5ppk was a pure Limousin cow from Messrs J T Nixon & Son Ltd, Stotsfold.
Highest grossing cow of the day came in Angus form, from Messrs C A& J Watmore, Holystone Estate. This brute of a cow went on to realise £2140.79.
Limousin –£2038.42 & £1953.74 Hard Riding, £1923.08 Evistones Farm
255.5p Stotsfold, 251.5p Pitland Hill, 249.5p Hard Riding, 247.5p Low Barns & Evistones Farm, 243.5p Stotsfold, 241.5p Hard Riding
Angus –£2140.79 Holystone Estate
210.5p Holystone Estate
Angus x-£1816.65 Holystone Estate, £1767.90 Catcherside, £1736.39 Evistones Farm, £1695.38 Holystone Estate, £1643.40 Holystone Estate, £1628.03 Featherwood
247.5p Holystone Estate, 241.5p Evistones Farm, 221.5p Featherwood, 209.5p Greenchesters & Barker House, 207.5p Holystone Estate & Catcherside
British Blue –£1811.79 Warksfield Head
245.5p Warksfield Head, 241.5p Burtree Ford
Charolais-£1822.77 Low Burradon
235.5p Low Burradon
Charolais x-£2127.90 Hard Riding
259.5p Hard Riding
Hereford x-£1627.56 Cooper House Farm
205.5p Cooper House Farm
Beef Shorthorn-£1426.19 Barker House
184.5p Barker House
Ayshire-£1065.29 Marley Cote Walls
173.5p Marley Cote Walls
Just the once bull forward this week, a lean Limousin from Mr R F S Newall, Low Barns went on to sell to £1974.68.
Limousin-£1974.68 Low Barns
169.5p Low Barns
A small show of Prime Lambs sold to a top of £170 from Messrs Burn, Grange House Farm.
Texel x-£170 Grange House Farm, £165 Blue Gables, £160 Nilston Rigg, £159 Grange House Farm
358.7p & 352.3p Blue Gables, 348.8p Grange House Farm, 346.9p Grange House Farm
Suffolk x-£165 Grange House Farm, £160 Nilston Rigg
336.7p Grange House Farm
Prime Hoggs sold well considering a very mixed entry of all breeds, weights, and sizes.
Topping the sale at £167 & £166 were two big hoggs from J D Straughan, Dalton Hill Head.
Texel x –£167 & £166 Hill Head, £159 Hill Head & Fairspring, £156 & £154 Hill Head
279.0p Fairspring, 278.3p Hill Head, 276.6p Parmontley Hall, 275.0p Hill Head
Suffolk x –£138 Nilston Rigg
Mule –£121 Parmontley Hall, £120 Nilston Rigg
240.0p Nilston Rigg
Swaledale-£136, £134 & £131 Morley Hill
Blackface –£ 128 Nilston Rigg
Prime Ewes sold to £128 from J D Straughan, Dalton Hill Head.
Texel x –£128 Hill Head
Mule-£106 Parmontley Hall
Swaledale-£81 Parmontley Hall