Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a small and mixed entry as is common at this time of year. With almost as many men round the ring as cattle that were sold through it trade looked in line with recent levels selling to a top of £1810 for a super black Limmy bullock at 20 months from Alfie & John Marr, Old Ravensworth, Gateshead. The entire entry averaged £1258 per head throughout proving despite the meagre catalogue that trade and demand remains strong at this centre.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
British Blue x steers – £1430, £1320 & £1300 Camp Hill
British Blue x heifers – £1310 Camp Hill
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers – £1810 & £1700 Ravensworth Grange
Limousin x heifers – £1330 Low Town
British Blue x heifers – £1450 Camp Hill, £1290 Old Ravensworth
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers – £1480 Grange House, £1060 Longshaws
Limousin x heifers – £1190, £1170 & £1160 Grange House
Hexham and Northern Marts sold 766 Cast Ewes to a tremendous trade from start to finish for a fantastic display of all breeds.
The £200 pound barrier was broke on several occasions today, taking top spot was a pair of strong Texel Ewes reaching £262 from Miss J Carins, Rouchester. JA Gilson, Heugh Farm, W & J A Longlands, Rusheylaw & Messrs Hall, Barker House also broke the £200 barrier with some exceptional sheep forward.
A highlight of the sale was the best run of Suffolk Ewes seen in the Mart for many years, topping this section was a superb run of 35 from Mr F W Robson, South Farm at £159. Suffolk crosses were in demand with 145 averaging £145.36.
Mules peaked at £135 on two occasions. Firstly for a run of 29 from Messrs W & J A Longlands, Rusheylaw and then for a pen of 6 from Messrs Foley Brothers, Mirlaw House.
Blackface ewes sold to a top of a straight £100 from Messrs G Carins & Ptrs, Broomhall.
Entries to Jack on 07739440457 by 11am Monday 17th July for Cataloging .
Please note that as of now, our start time for Cast Sheep on a Friday is 9am.
Texel –£262 Rouchester, £240 Heugh Farm, £215 Rouchester, £202 Rusheylaw
Texel x – £182 Hillcrest & Linacres, £168 Old Town, £158 Cooper House, £154 Crowhall, £151 Angerton Steads & Heugh Farm, £148 Hillcrest, £146 Hillcrest & Linacres, £143 & £142 Heugh Farm, £140 Wynyard Estate
Texel x Hogg-£138 & £128 Light Birks
Suffolk x –£159 South Farm, £157, £153 & £150 Mirlaw House, £149 Fitches Grange, £148 Saugh House & Heugh Farm, £147 Saugh House
Suffolk x Hogg-£139 & £129 Fitches Grange
Charollais x – £142 Fitches Grange
Beltex x-£130 Westburnhope
Cheviot – £105 Acton, £103 Barker House
Cheviot x– £112 Crowhall
Mule – £135 Rusheylaw & Mirlaw House, £130 Rusheylaw, £128 Heugh Farm, £126 Old Town, £124 Mirlaw House, £122 Fitches Grange, £121 & £120 Crowhall, £119 Stone Hall, £118 Barker House & Crowhall
Leicester Hogg-£123 Light Birks
Blackface – £100 Broomhall, £92 Edges Green, £90 Saugh House
Swaledale – £68 Westburnhope
Cast Tups topped at £202 for a Texel from Messrs A Hall & Son, Barker House.
Texel – £202 Barker House, £182 Broomhall, £170 Barker House
Dorset- £142 High Barns
Swaledale – £110 Westburnhope
Hexham and Northern Marts held their Opening Sale of Store Lambs with 1185 Catalogued. Lambs looked fresher on the year with an overall sale average of £94.12 (up £2 on the year).
Mr J Ridley, Wittonshields took top spot in todays sale with a cracking pen of 12 Texel cross lambs selling to £119.
The trade was set by the first lambs into the ring sold for £116 for 6 from Messrs J Spours & Son, Yetlington Lane.
The annual tremendous run from Messrs Graham, Stone Hall. Selling a pen of 42 Texel cross lambs to £114 with their run of 204 averaging £104.14.
A pair of Mule Lambs sold to £100 from Messrs Weatherson, Edges Green.
Suffolk cross lambs realized £100 from Mr R H Frater, Moorlaws.
Entries to Jack on 07739 440457, Harrison Collingwood on 07895 761102 or the Office on 01434 605444 by 11am for cataloging.
Texel x – £119 Wittonshields, £116 Yetlington Lane, £114 Stone Hall, £113 Wittonshields, £111 Armonside, £110 Westwood Farm, £108 Stone Hall, £107 Rosehill, £104 Waite Farm, £102 Yetlington Lane, £101 Burnbank & Rosehill, £100 Thornley Pit House
Suffolk x – £100 Moorlaws, £99 Yetlington Lane & Thornley Pit House, £98 Moorlaws, £95 Allergill Farm
Beltex x –£102, £99, £95 (x2) & £93 Hownsgill
Mule – £100 Edges Green