A nice entry of clean cattle to finish 2022 season, A sale full of handy weight continental steers and heifers, selling to a good trade level.
Taking the top honours this week with two well fleshed heifers was renowned mid Northumberland finisher, Messrs I & A Hamilton, Claywalls. Selling Charolais cross and Limousin cross heifers to 303.5ppk, both purchased by R Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.
Messrs Hamilton also sold the highest grossing animal on the day with a Limousin cross steer realising £1817.33 again to R Pearson Wholesale Butchers.
As there is no cattle sale next week, on behalf of the company, I would like to thank all Prime Cattle vendors for their support throughout the year and wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Limousin Steers-£1817.33 & £1816.05 Claywalls
295.5p & 293.5p Claywalls
Limousin Heifers –£1784.82 Claywalls, £1737.10 Watch Currock, £1722.53 Claywalls, £1707.15 Watch Currock
303.5p Claywalls, 299.5p Claywalls & Watch Currock (x2)
Charolais Heifers –£1723.68, £1690.50, £1626.76 & £1610.25 Claywalls
303.5p, 287.5p, 283.5p & 282.5p Claywalls
Cast Cows & OTM
The final cast cattle sale of 2022 did not disappoint with a sharper trade seen once again throughout. An entry of fifty cows and bulls from across the North of England and Scottish Borders met the competitive rates with an Angus cross cow selling to a premium and hitting the dizzy heights of 231.5ppk from R N & H N Tweddle, Grange Farm.
Messrs J E Woodman & Son, Great Chesters brought their usual stamp of good quality continental cross cows, selling Limousin cross cows to 229.5ppk.
Making the trip down from the A1 from Alnwick was Mr R Green, Heckley High House with a good run of Angus cross and Simmental cross cows which went on to realise 222.5ppk and 219.5ppk
Highest grossing animal on the day was a Charolais stock bull from Mr R A Armstrong, East Fourstones that sold to £1944.72
Thanks must go to all customers, old and new who have supported us throughout 2022. Our next sale shall be held on the 2nd January 2023. May you all have a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.
Limousin –£1755.68, £1718.72, £1698.93 & £1554.98 Great Chesters
229.5p, 223.5p & 219.5p Great Chesters, 204.3p East Greenridge, 203.5p Highside
Angus x-£1773.20, £1571.62 High House, £1481.60 Grange Farm
231.5p Grange Farm, 222.5p High House
Charolais x-£1271.66 Grange Farm
183.5p Grange Farm
Beef Shorthorn-£1557.18 & £1517.34 Yatesfield
184.5p & 181.5p Yatesfield
Simmental x-£1675.44 & £1565.62 High Fotherley
195.5p High Fotherley, 188.5p Dunns Houses
Hereford x-£983.48 Whiskershiel
Charolais-£1944.72 East Fourstones
166.5p East Fourstones
Limousin-£1615.00 East Wharmley
161.5p East Wharmley
At the final show before Christmas Hexham and Northern Marts sold 948 head. A good show of lambs forward sold well to return an average of 249.1p which was 12p better on the week.
Another nice pen of lambs from Nilston Rigg were first in the ring and sold to a top of £145.50 and £143.50.
Top ppk was for a good pen of Texel cross which made 315.8ppk from Messrs Dixon, Chirdon.
On behalf of everyone at Hexham and Northern Marts we wish all vendors and purchasers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, please note there will be a sale on Tuesday 27th for Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep at 10.00am.
Texel x –£145.50, £143.50 & £138 Nilston Rigg, £137 Nilston Rigg & Old Town, £132 East Wharmley & Sunniside, £131 Little Swinburne, £130 Chirdon, Sunniside & Nilston Rigg (x2), £129.50 High Town, £129 & £127.50 Sunniside, £127 Low Eshells, £126 Delight Farm & Sunniside, £124 New Dotland, Low Eshells, Sunniside, Woodcroft, Old Town & Warksfield Head
315.8p Chirdon, 281.7p Woodcroft, 279.3p High Town, 279.1p Chirdon, 276.7p Little Swinburn, 275.0p East Wharmley, 273.8p, 272.9p & 271.4p Little Swinburn, 270.8p Chirdon, 270.6p Nilston Rigg, 268.3p Woodcroft & High Town, 267.9p East Wharmley
Dutch Texel x-£129.50, £119 & £114.50 (x2) High Town Farm
279.3p, 268.3p & 266.3p High Town Farm
Suffolk x –£137 Old Town, £132, £130, £129, £127.50 & £126 Sunniside, £124 Sunniside & Woodcroft, £123 Sunniside (x2), £122.50 New Dotland & Sunniside, £121 Sunniside, £120.50 Delight Farm, £120 Sunniside
252.9p, 250.0p, 248.0p & 247.8p Sunniside, 247.7p New Dotland, 246.0p Sunniside, 245.9p Delight Farm, 245.0p Sunniside, 243.2p Flotterton, 242.3p & 242.0p Sunniside
Charollais x-£123 & £122 Delight Farm
251.1p Flotterton, 249.0p Delight Farm
Beltex x –£131 Little Swinburn, £124 Low Eshells, £119 & £118 Little Swinburn
276.7p, 273.8p & 272.9p Little Swinburn
Cheviot Mule-£121.50 Woodcroft
247.6p Errington Farm
Mule –£118 Nilston Rigg & Harsondale, £115 West Shields
240.9p West Shields, 240.8p Harsondale & Nilston Rigg
Blackface –£100 Warksfield Head