A plainer show of clean cattle with less flesh on offer. Charolais cross heifers from Mr F T Walton, Flotterton cashed at 277.5ppk and 272.5ppk.
Charolais Heifers –£1665.00 & £1635.00 Flotterton
Angus Heifers –£1617.85 Flotterton Cottage
245.5p Flotterton Cottage
Limousin-£1859.55 & £1765.23 Mount Huley
269.5p (x2) Mount Huley
Cast Cows & OTM
Fewer numbers forward with a higher percentage of lean feeding sorts making up the numbers and edging them off the trade.
Topping the sale was a Ex Show Cow from Mr J W Smith-Jackson, Hightown with a superb Limousin cross, who went on to realizes 247.5ppk.
Taking advantage of the competitive Hexham ring for the first time was J Murray, Mount Huley, Spennymoor who sold non-assured Limouin cross cows to 236.5ppk.
Limousin –£1801.80 High Town, £1579.90 Springwell Cottage, £1452.75 Glendue, £1400.63 Harnham Hall
247.5p High Town, 236.5p Mount Huley, 223.5p Glendue, 221.5p Mount Huley, 215.5p Wallend
Angus –£1558.68 Byreside
Angus x-£1273.13 Thornley Hall, £1232.79 Flotterton
188.5p Flotterton, 187.5p Thornley Hall
British Blue –£1450.55 Wallend, £1141.38 Thornley Hall
Stabiliser x-£1678.75 Nunwick
Simmental x-£1084.59 Whitehouse
Beef Shorthorn-£1293.00 Little Swinburne
215.5p Little Swinburne
Saler x-£1096.75 High Warden
179.5p High Warden
British Friesian-£1196.48 Fellside Farm
185.5p Fellside Farm
Ayshire-£1011.75 Marley Cote Walls
177.5p Marley Cote Walls
A handful of Stock Bulls went under the hammer and sold well with a Limousin Bull selling to 227.5ppk and grossing £2229.50 from Mr D Dixon, Middle Heads.
Limousin-£2229.50 Middle Heads
227.5p Middle Heads
Charolais-£2178.08 Barker House
169.5p Barker House
Whitebred Shorthorn-£1360.10 Hotbank
A pleasing show of prime lambs with similar numbers on the week, trade proved to be slightly easier as the Qurbani festival approaches and purchasers have their requirements bought.
Top price £167 for a pair of tremendous Suffolk cross lambs from East Newham. Texel crosses from East House made 320.2 p for 47kg.
Texel x –£158 Low Ardley & Grange House Farm, £157.50 Rusheylaw, £155 Flotterton, £154.50 Barker House, £154 Grange House Farm, £153 Chesterwood, £151 Highwood, £150.50 East House Farm, £148 Low Ardley, £147 East Farm, Salmonswell & Grange House Farm, £145.50 South Farm, £145 Red Hemmels & Aydonshields
320.2p East House Farm, 317.8p Crescent Farm, 313.8p East House Farm, 313.1p Barker House Farm, 312.5p East Farm, 312.2p Chesterwood, 311.1p East House Farm & Barker House, 310.0p East House Farm
Suffolk x –£167 & £152 East Newham, £150 Aydonshields, £148 Nunwick, £137 Aydonshields, £134 East Newham & Broomhall, £133 Aydonshields, £132 Tedcastle
314.9p Nunwick, 300.0p Aydonshields, 297.8p Aydonshields & East Newham, 296.5p Broomhall
Texel x –£139 & £131 Bavington Hill Head
272.9p Bavington Hill Head