Hexham Primestock


Prime Cattle

A mixed bag of clean with some over aged beasts entered. Trade topped at 280.5ppk for a Charolais cross heifer from Mr F T Walton, Flotterton. Highest grossing animal was an overaged Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Thockrington Farms, Thockrington that sold to £1956.11.

Limousin Heifers –£1956.11 Thockrington Farms

266.5p Thockrington Farms

Charolais Heifers – £1683.00 & £1612.71 Flotterton

280.5p & 271.5p Flotterton

Limousin Steers-£1757.84 Thockrington Farms

261.5p Thockrington Farms

Cast Cows & OTM

A depeated entry this week with lambing starting, a very mixed, lean show with a good entry of ladies out of the parlour. Trade dearer on the week especially for the quality forward. A large number of the entry would also hale from non-assured holdings which made no difference at all to the trade.

Topping the sale was a Limousin cross cow from H & TV Walton, Settlingstones which realised 259.5ppk.

Highest grossing cow was a well finished Beef Shorthorn cow from Messrs W R Sparke & Son Little Swinburne that grossed to £1871.26.

An increase in Dairy Cows sold to competitive rates with three cows selling to 179.5ppk, two Ayrshires from Messrs G G Baynes & Son, Marley Cote Walls and a fit Holstein Friesian from Peepy Farm Ltd.

Limousin –£1808.05 Great Bavington, £1794.71 Light Birks, £1794.35, £1733.46 & £1659.90 Settlingstones, £1633.50 Parmontley Hall

259.5p & 251.5p Settlingstones, 247.5p Parmontley Hall,  241.5p & 235.5p Settlingstones  

British Blue –£1740.38 Littleburn Farm

251.5p Littleburn Farm

Beef Shorthorn-£1871.25 Little Swinburne

249.5p Little Swinburne

Simmental x–£1035.80 Cooper House Farm

173.5p Cooper House Farm

Holstein Friesian-£1249.56 Peepy Farm, £1247.47 Hedley East Farm, £1213.42 Peepy Farm

179.5p & 175.5p (x2) Cairnhead Farm

Dairy Shorthorn-£1157.69 Marley Cote Walls

169.5p & 167.5p Marley Cote Walls

Ayrshire-£1147.01 & £1057.26 Marley Cote Walls

179.5p (x2) Marley Cote Walls

Stock Bull

Simmental-£1450.63 Parmontley Hall

Simmental x-£1337.70 Hedley West Riding

171.5p Hedley West Riding

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Hexham and Northern Marts Prime Sheep ring held a strong trade with 552 Prime Hoggs through the ring, with a mixed show and over a third of Mules and Hill breeds.

Todays trade was topped by a terrific Texel Hogg at £149 from David & Harrison Collingwood, Intake Farm who also sold strong hoggs to £147, £146 & £145.

Top ppk went to Messrs AJ & T Snaith, Great Tosson with Beltex crosses to a perfect 300.0ppk.

Entries to Jack on 07739 440457.

Texel x –£149, £147, £146 & £145 Intake Farm, £144 Palm Strothers, £141.50 Springwell Cottage, £141 Colepike, £140 West Cocklaw, Great Tosson & Palm Strothers, £139.50 Palm Strothers, £139 Low Hall, £138.50 West Cocklaw, £137.50 Springwell Cottage, £137 Low Hall

295.7p Low Hall, 294.2p & 291.7p West Cocklaw, 291.5p Low Hall, 280.0p Palm Strothers, 274.5p Great Tosson, 266.3p Baal Hill & Low Hall, 263.1p West Cocklaw, 262.8p Palm Strothers, 262.5p West Shields, 262.2p Blackburn & Low Hall

Suffolk x –£138 & £127 Rare Dene, £123 Baal Hill, £122 Rare Dene

267.1p & 255.8p West Cocklaw, 254.4p Baal Hill, 249.0p Rare Dene

Beltex x –£126 Great Tosson

300.0p Great Tosson

Leicester-£123 Baal Hill

246.0p Baal Hill

Mule –£130 Hope House, £125.50 Rare Dene, £124 Intake Farm, £118.50 Baal Hill

256.8p Great Chesters, 248.8p Great Tosson & Great Tosson (Mr N Dunn), 244.3p Baal Hill

Blackface –£115 & £113.50 Great Chesters

252.2p Great Chesters, 248.7p Great Tosson, 247.7p Great Tosson (Mr N Dunn)

Swaledale-£95 Baal Hill

243.6p Baal Hill

Prime Ewes

A nice show of cast sheep sold to a fine trade, in keeping with recent rates, topping at £126 for a Texel from Messrs Robinson, West Cocklaw.

Texel x –£126 & £119 West Cocklaw, £116 & £115 (x2) East Farm