Smaller show of clean heifers this week, selling to dear rates with Messrs Graham, Miller Hill selling Limousin cross heifers to 309.5ppk.
Angus cross heifers from Messrs A Hall & Son, Barker House sold to an eye watering 285.5ppk
Limousin Heifers –£1764.15 & £1648.15 Miller Hill
309.5p & 297.5p Miller Hill
British Blue Heifers –£1512.25 Miller Hill
287.5p Miller Hill
Angus Heifers-£1489.88 Barker House
285.5p Barker House
Cast Cows & OTM
A small entry saw mighty returns in the Hexham Cast Ring with fleshed cows in real demand. Messrs G & EA Herdman, Lunns House took both top spots this week, selling Limousin x Cows to 271.5ppk and another to £2119.04!
Making a star debut on a Tuesday was Messrs R H Thompson, Fitches Grange who sold Charolais x cows to £2067.30 and another to 241.5ppk.
Overall trade was a touch sharper, especially for the fitter types, which left an impressive grossing average of £1501.64
Next weeks sees our Annual Easter Primestock Show, please enter your stock with Drew Patrick on 07854 361967.
Limousin –£2119.04 Lunns House, £1847.58 Shitlington Hall, £1808.19 Lunns House, £1633.08 Shitlington Hall
271.5p & 236.5p Lunns House, 235.5p Shitlington Hall, 219.5p Great Bavington & Shitlington Hall
Charolais x-£2067.30 & £1842.65 Fitches Grange
241.5p & 231.5p Fitches Grange
Angus x-£1636.11 Chesterwood Farm
195.5p Hedley West Riding
British Blue-£1925.58 Shield Farm, £1900.00 & £1839.98 Barker House
British Blue x–£1366.58 Little Bavington
205.5p Little Bavington
Simmental –£1149.00 East Flass Farm
191.5p East Flass Farm
Beef Shorthorn-£1806.81 Yatesfield
A slightly better show of hoggs forward with the trade 8p up on the week. The sale included almost 2/3 heavy hoggs with an overall average of £113.21 per head (SQQ 246.7p). Top price £130.50 Thornton Tower & Palm Strothers and 273.7ppk from Thornton Tower.
Texel x –£130.50 Thornton Tower & Palm Strothers, £130 Colepike, £129 Baal Hill, £128 Thornton Tower, £127.50 Watch Currock, £126 Palm Strothers, £125.50 Colepike, £124.50 Blackburn, £123 Colepike & Thornton Tower
273.7p Thornton Tower, 265.9p & 263.4p Watch Currock, 261.0p Low Staples, 260.0p Woodcroft, 259.0p Kellah Farm
Suffolk x –£127 Baal Hill, £126.50 Colepike, £125.50 Thornton Tower, £122 & £121 Baal Hill
238.0p Baal Hill, 237.8p West Shields, 234.6p Baal Hill, 233.3p Middle Heads
Beltex x –£110 Watch Currock
268.3p Watch Currock
Bleu de Maine-£119 Low Staples
264.4p Low Staples
Mule –£120 & £117 Thornton Tower, £113 Great Chesters, £111.50 Baal Hill. £109.50 Great Chesters
235.4p & 233.0p Great Chesters, 232.3p & 232.2p Baal Hill
Blackface –£118, £116 & £112 The Stobbs, £111.50 Great Chesters
237.0p The Stobbs, 232.3p Great Chesters, 232.0p The Stobbs
225.0p Baal Hill