Hexham Primestock

Hexham Auction Mart

07.05.24

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A small entry of clean met a sharper trade with Limousin crosses from Messrs K Smith & Sons, East Greenridge peaking at 309.5ppk.

Leading prices;

Limousin Heifers – £1965.15, £1857.00 & £1852.80 East Greenridge

309.5p, 308.5p & 289.52p East Greenridge

Cast Cows & OTM

The Hexham Cast Cattle juggernaut keeps steaming on with another increase in trade for a poorer, leaner show.

This week’s sale of fifty-four cows went on to level at 204ppk and saw a high of 259.5ppk for an outstanding Weardale lady, a black Limousin from Mr A Peart & Son, Woodcroft.

Leading the sale and again taking full advantage of the competitive Hexham ring was Mr W D Allen, Humbleheugh with another great run of Pedigree Angus cows which topped the sale at £2042.94 and selling another to £1940.72.

An abundance of harder, lean feeding sorts forward which changed hands at extreme rates selling in excess of 200ppk.

More cows and easily sold in this centre and required to fulfil demand.

Entries to Drew on 07854 361967

Leading prices;

Limousin – £1980.30 The Steel, £1942.75 Shitlington Hall, £1834.65 Grindon Hill, £1734.05 The Steel, £1544.40 & £1508.50 Grindon Hill

241.5p The Steel, 237.5p Shitlington Hall, 229.5p Woodcroft, 226.5p Grindon Hill, 219.5p Hudspeth (x2) & The Steel

Angus – £2042.94, £1940.72 & £1818.90 Humbleheugh

237.5p West Shields, 215.5p & 213.5p Humbleheugh

Angus x – £1364.59, £1282.58 & £1200.94 West Shields

203.5p, 201.5p, 199.5p & 197.5p West Shields

British Blue – £1891.76 Woodcroft, £1485.80 Greencarts

259.5p Woodcroft, 219.5p Redburn

Stabiliser – £1572.08 Buildings

205.5p Buildings

Simmental x – £1433.85 High Fotherley, £1343.10 Hackford

203.5p Hackford, 194.5p Hedley West

Hereford x – £1428.42 Buildings

199.5p Buildings

South Devon – £1360.13 Hareshaw

201.5p Hareshaw

Saler x – £1178.60 West Shields

207.5p West Shields

Shorthorn – £887.50 Hudspeth

177.5p Hudspeth

Longhorn x – £882.90 Butterknowes

163.5p Butterknowes

Charolais x – £815.96 Hedley West

199.5p Hedley West

Blue Grey – £1105.65 Redburn

175.5p Redburn

Belted Galloway – £855.98 Nilston Rigg

169.5p Nilston Rigg

British Friesian x – £922.63 Buildings

181.5p Buildings

OTM

Angus x – £1330.58 West Shields

235.5p West Shields

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A very mixy show of 372 Prime Hoggs sold to a dearer trade for flesh and weight, although no real quality forward. Overall average £176.45 all in including teeth up.

Topping the sale was a huge Suffolk hogg at £244 from Messrs J Leiper & Sons, Black Heddon.

Top ppk was a pen of 11 Charolais x hoggs at 398ppk from Messrs R H Thompson & Son, Fitches Grange.

Entries to Jack 07739 440457

Harrison 07895 761102

Neil 07955 268459

Leading prices;

Texel x – £235 Intake, £215 C & C Farming, £213 Fitches Grange, £210 High Town & C & C Farming, £209 Hill Head, £208 Townhead & Hill Head

395.9p, 392.0p & 391.3p West Moorhouses, 390.0p Buildings, 383.0p Hill Head, 382.7p & 382.0p West Moorhouses, 381.3p Hill Head, 380.4p Fitches Grange

Suffolk – £244 & £237 Black Heddon

Suffolk x – £232, £226, £224, £223.50, £220 & £218 Fitches Grange

383.0p, 372.9p & 369.5p Fitches Grange, 362.8p Broomhall, 359.7p Flotterton

Charolais – £234 Black Heddon

Charolais x – £220.50, £214, £209.50 & £208 Fitches Grange, £204 Black Heddon, £200.50 Fitches Grange, £200 Black Heddon

398.0p, 392.5p, 392.0p, 388.0p & 385.6p Fitches Grange

Mule – £180 Nilston Rigg

360.0p Nilston Rigg

Cheviot x – £202 Fitches Grange

388.5p Fitches Grange

Cheviot – £216 & £199 Flotterton, £186 Dudlees

364.7p Dudlees, 353.7p & 353.1p Flotterton

Blackface – £213, £197 & £196 Nilston Rigg

334.0p Blueburn

Swaledale – £172 & £170 Intake

311.3p Harwood Shield

Leicester – £226 Nilston Rigg, £220 High Town

Vendeen – £190 Hill Head

373.3p & 372.6p Hill Head

Prime Lambs

The first entry of new season lambs sold to a buoyant trade, topping at £213 from Mr K Wilson, Blue Gables who also sold lambs at 466.7ppk.

More wanted.

Leading prices;

Texel x – £213 Blue Gables, £199 Hedchester Law, £196 Blue Gables

466.7p & 463.0p Blue Gables, 442.2p Hedchester Law

Prime Ewes

A small entry of Prime Ewes sold to a top of £172 for a Texel x ewe from Messrs J M Ridley & Sons Ltd, Mickley Moor.

Leading prices;

Texel x – £172 Mickley Moor

Suffolk x – £170 High Town

Mule – £140 Intake & Mickley Moor

Swaledale – £113 High Town