Hexham Primestock


Prime Cattle

A very mixy show of clean this week which saw Charolais x heifers from Mr F T Walton, Flotterton sell to 304.5ppk to Thompson Wholesale Meat Ltd.

Leading prices;

Limousin steers – £1699.58 & £1620.53 East Haydon Farms

263.5p (x2) East Haydon Farms

Angus x Steers – £1611.00 East Haydon Farms

268.5p East Haydon Farms

Charolais x Heifers – £1820.91, £1801.47 & £1794.90 Flotterton

304.5p, 297.5p & 295.5p Flotterton

Highland heifers – £960.75 Low Eals

213.5p Low Eals

Cast Cows & OTM

Another cracking trade seen for cast cattle, with not a fancy show forward but a trade the Easter Bunny would have been proud of, leaving a sale average of 192.8ppk and £1403.54.

There was a three-way tie for top position this week with three Limousin cross cows selling to 217.5ppk. Firstly from Messrs G W & C Athey & Son, High Lovelady Shield then a pair from Messrs T L Forster & Son, Lowes Fell.

Angus cross cows remain easily sold with Mr F T Walton, Flotterton selling cows to 211.5ppk and 207.5ppk.

Returning to the live ring and reaping the benefits was Sir Tom Cowie Family Trust, Espershields who sold Angus cross cows to £1857.25.

Holstein cows peaked at 173.5ppk from S J Kellett & Sons, Whitehouse Farm.

Leading prices;

Limousin – £1935.75 & £1783.50 Lowes Fell, £1683.45 High Lovelady Shield, £1402.88 Black Callerton

217.5p High Lovelady Shield & Lowes Fell (x2), 203.5p Black Callerton

Angus – £1517.78 Lowes Fell

206.5p Lowes Fell

Angus x – £1857.25 Espershields, £1522.80 Flotterton, £1491.79 Espershields

211.5p, 207.5p & 205.5p Flotterton, 195.5p Espershields

British Blue – £1223.79 East Haydon, £1185.70 Glendue

180.5p East Haydon, 177.5p Glendue

Simmental x – £1532.00 Lowes Fell, £1383.59 Lunns House

191.5p Lowes Fell, 183.5p Lunns House

Blonde x – £1504.38 Black Callerton

207.5p Black Callerton

Holstein Friesian – £1320.55 & £846.68 Whitehouse

173.5p & 171.5po Whitehouse

Stock Bull

Stock Bulls sold extremely well once again, with a Limousin from Mr A W Wigham, Todhillwood selling to 219.5ppk and £2041.35.

Leading prices;

Limousin – £2041.35 Todhillwood

219.5p Todhillwood

Angus – £1346.18 Low Eals

139.5p Low Eals

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Hexham & Northern Marts sold 323 prime hoggs to a flying trade averaging £183.41 or 381.2ppk for a very mixy show of quality forward, with new vendors leaving delighted.

Topping the sale at £230 was Suffolk x hoggs from Merssrs R H Thompson & Son, Fitches Grange.

Top ppk was 437.8ppk from J D Straughan, Hill Head Farm.

Leading Averages:

A & S Murray & Sons, West Deanraw – £216.40

G & R Mitchenson, Bolam Lake House – £215.50

Messrs G W Dodd & Sons, Saugh House – £209.20

Messrs R H Thompson & Son, Fitches Grange – £209.13

Mr R Pattinson, Temon Farm – £203.86

More hoggs needed for next week.

Entries to Jack on 07739 440457 or Harrison on 07895 761102.

Leading prices;

Texel x – £222 Hill Head, £220 & £216 Temon Farm, £215.50 Bolam Lake House, £209 Temon Farm, £207 Fitches Grange, £199 East Greenridge, £197 Comb Hills (x2), Blackburn, Hill Head & East Greenridge, £196 Temon Farm & Milton Hill, £195 Evistones, £193 Comb Hills, £192 Hill Head, £190 Bingfield

437.8p Hill Head, 432.0p Temon Farm, 422.5p Fitches Grange, 419.1p Milton Grange, 412.5p Hill Head, 410.4p East Greenridge, 408.5p Hill Head, 408.1p Temon Farm, 406.1p East Greenridge,  402.9 Springwell Cottage, 402.0p Blackburn, 400.0p Hill Head, Temon Farm (x2) & Milton Hill

Suffolk x – £230 Fitches Grange, £217 Saugh House, £216 & £215 Fitches Grange, £211 Saugh House

400.0 East Greenridge, 386.8p Saugh House, 385.7p Fitches Grange

Charolais x –£225, £220, £217, £215, £214.50 & £214 Fitches Grange

409.2p, 401.0p, 396.3p, 390.9p & 390.0p Fitches Grange

Mule – £203 (x2) Houselope Grange

383.7p East Greenridge, 381.4p The Stobbs

Blackface – £217.50 & £212 West Deanraw, £201 The Stobbs, £196 Evistones

397.9p & 391.7p The Stobbs, 376.9p Evistones

Swaledale – £190, £180 & £178 Evistones

360.0p & 356.0p Evistones

Leicester – £167 Bingfield

379.6p Bingfield

Cross – £210 Hill Head

417.9p, 406.5p & 404.3p Hill Head