Sale of YFC Over Wintered Store Cattle & Sale of Store Sheep

Hexham Auction Mart

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly Sale of Store Cattle and Suckled Calves which this week included the Fifteenth Annual Young Farmers Calf Wintering Competition, that saw forty eight calves forward, a record number, from clubs right across the North East.

The prize show that was held the night previous was once again sponsored by I’Ansons Brothers Quality Livestock Feeds, J S Hubbuck and David Carr. Judging duties this year fell to renowned quality finisher, Mr Gordon Amos, Westview, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Mr Amos had a fantastic show of calves brought before him and took due consideration with each class. Mr Amos chose his champion beast from the Limousin Heifer class from Jack Moralee, Hard Riding. The Limousin x heifer bred at Messrs Lee, Agars Hill took the Overall Championship rosette and David Carr trophy.

Standing reserve overall was the second prize Limousin x heifer exhibited by Bev Younger, Watch Hill. The lovely red roan heifer was bred by Messrs Reed, Lands Farm. The same beast and exhibitor was also awarded the Dalkin Trophy for the best turned out animal. This is the second year in a row Beverlie has won this award.

Taking the John Gibb Trophy for the Best Beast of Opposite Sex to the Champion was a Limousin x steer from Jemima Stewart, Whitley Chapel YFC which was bred by Messrs Thompson, The Fawns.

Credit must go to all those that took part this year and it was frequently mentioned that it was the best line up of Young Farmers calves seen. The average cost of calves this year was £1055 and the average sale price of the calves was a very healthy £1607.14.

Huge thanks must go to our loyal ringside of buyers who all contributed in supported the young farmers and purchased calves.

Prize List

Limousin x steers;

1st Prize-Jemima Stewart

2nd Prize-Alice Walton

3rd Prize-Katie Willey

Limousin x heifers;

1st Prize-Jack Moralee

2nd Prize-Bev Younger

3rd Prize-Thomas Athey

British Blue x heifers;

1st Prize-Sarah Willey

2nd Prize-Harry Willey

Charolais x heifers;

1st Prize-Harry Bertrum

2nd Prize-Emily Robson

Overall Champion-Jack Morlaee

Reserve Champion-Bev Younger

Best Calf of the Opposite Sex-Jemima Stewart

Best Turned Out Calf-Bev Younger

Biggest Profit Margin-Harry Willey

Once the sale had finished and after some serious number crunching, the exhibitor taking home the J S Hubbuck Trophy for the beast making the highest margin was Harry Willey, Broomfield of Whitley Chapel YFC, whose heft British Blue x heifer made an eye watering margin of £1150!! Well done Harry.

A record level of profit was seen this year and the inter-club average profit competition was won by Whitley Chapel YFC with their seven members achieving an average profit of £780 per animal and the club receives a £350 donation from the Mart.

YFC Over Wintered Store Cattle

22 Months +

Limousin x heifers-£1840 Robbie Wood

17-22 Months

Limousin x steers-£1610 Jess Scott

British Blue x heifers-£2250 Harry Willey, £1980 Sarah Willey

Limousin x heifers-£1950 Bev Younger, £1890 Alex Cousin, £1880 Ben Moralee

Longhorn heifer-£1260 Jack Madrell

11-16 Months

Limousin x steers-£2020 Katie Willey, £2000 Jemima Stewart, £1980 Zak Housby, £1830 Alice Walton, £1680 Alfie Madrell & Sally Heath, £1660 Jack Weatherley, £

Charolais x steers-£1770 William Soulsby

Limousin x heifer-£2000 Jack Moralee, £1900 Kaitlyn Wigham, £1820 Molly Robson, £1800 Lilly Milburn & Emilia Heslop, £1720 Thomas Athey, £1700 Charlotte Longlands, £1670 Aaron Younger, £1640 Lucy Heslop, £1550 Orlena Henderson, £1500 Emma Lee, £1450 Aaron Oliver, £1420 Matthew Walton, £1400 Joshua White

Charolais x heifer-£1690 Harry Bertram, £1460 Emily Robson, £1380 Sarah Cheesebrough

10 month and under

Limousin x steers-£1320 Thomas Hammond

Store Cattle

The weekly store cattle and suckled calves sale was severely hampered due to snow this week with many prospective vendors unable to attend but those that managed to battle the elements were once again rewarded with great returns. Forward steers in real demand and sold to £2180 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Tailford, Beacon Rigg. The same home sold Limousin cross heifers to £2160.

Mr G S Eggleston, Thornham Hill brought another cracking run of Hereford cross cattle that sold to £1810 for a steer.

Younger stirks once again in real demand and easily sold and topped at £1600 for an eleven month old British Blue cross heifer from Messrs BA & AM Storrow & Sons, Willimoteswick.

A run of yearling Angus cross steers from Messrs CA & J Watmore, Holystone Estate sold extremely well with steers peaking at £1320 and young bulls to £1300.

Young bulls are becoming ever frequent in the Hexham ring now on a Friday with Messrs JA & L Ogle, Wydon selling two lots of Simmental cross bulls to £1400.

Next week see’s our monthly “Native sale” and we are actively seeking further entries to fulfil current demand for our purchasers. Please feel free to contact our auctioneers over the weekend or office on Monday morning for cataloguing.

Chris Armstrong 07808721957

Drew Patrick 07854361967

Office 01434 605444

Leading Prices

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £2180 Beacon Rigg

South Devon x steers – £1680 & £1510 Bingfield Combe

Limousin x heifers – £1900 Beacon Rigg, £1480 East Uppertown

Charolais x heifers – £1560 Rare Dean

Angus x heifers – £1400 & £1300 China Hall

Hereford x heifers – £1390 & £1370 Thornham Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1880 Beacon Rigg, £1680 Cawfields

Charolais x steers – £1800 & £1740 Rare Dean

Angus x steers – £1605 West Butsfield

Hereford x steers – £1810, £1800 & £1700 Thornham Hill

South Devon x steers – £1600 Bingfield Combe

Limousin x heifers – £2160 Beacon Rigg, £1820 Lough Green, £1790 East Uppertown

Charolais x heifers – £1400 Rare Dean, £1300 Harnham Hall

Angus x heifers – £1480 West Butsfield, £1360 China Hall

Hereford x heifers – £1080 Brass Castle

Belted Galloway x heifers – £990 China Hall

 Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1440 & £1410 Ross Farm, £1350 Embleton Mill, £1330 Ross Farm

Angus x steers – £1620 & £1580 West Butsfield, £1320 & £1300 Holystone

Limousin x heifers – £1170 Ross Farm, £1160 Embleton Mill, £1050 Ross Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1140 Harnham Hall

British Blue heifers – £1600 Willimoteswick

Simmental x heifers – £1160, £1040 (x2) West Shields

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1340 Willimoteswick, £1335, £1285, £1280, £1240 & £1200 Windy Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1380 Willimoteswick, £1200 Windy Hill

Charolais x heifers – £1100 Harnham Hall

Young Bulls

Limousin – £1355 Wydon

Simmental – £1400 Wydon (x2)

British Blue – £1305 Wydon

Breeding Cattle

Cows & Calves

Limousin-£3000 & £2400 Tosson Glebe

British Blue-£2000 Coneygarth Farm

Cast Ewes

Hexham and Northern Marts sold 829 Cast Ewes & Rams to another terrific trade with vendors rewarded for braving the elements.

Topping the ewe trade was a Texel cross ewe at £170 from Messrs Burn, Grange House Farm.

A Blueface Leicester sold to £168 from Mrs R & M J Lee, Harwood Shield.

Suffolk cross ewes sold to £143 from Messrs J S Gibson & Son, Thornton Tower.

Mules sold to £130 from Messrs G N Potts & Son, Black Callerton

A Pen of 8 Blackface ewes returned at £114 from Messrs J E Woodman & Son, Great Chesters.

Entries to Brian on 07801 862792 or Harrison on 07895 761102

Texel x – £170 Grange House Farm, £166 New Dotland, £160 Grange House Farm, £157 The Boat, £150 Great Chesters, £148 Grange House Farm, £142 West Heddon Farm, £138 (x2) Middle Farm Cottage, £135 West Wharmley & Thornton Tower, £134 Grange House Farm, £132 White Hill, £130 (x2) Thornton Tower

Suffolk x – £143 Thornton Tower, £140 Cheeseburn Grange, £130 Brokenheugh Farm, £129 Cheeseburn Grange, £128 Saugh House

Leicester-£168 Harwood Shield

Beltex x-£148 East Greenridge

Cheviot – £107 Simonside Drive

Cheviot Mule – £136 Temon Farm

Mule – £130 Black Callerton, £127 Great Chesters, £122 Harwood Shield, £120 New Dotland, £119 Lunns House, Little Swinburne & Grange House Farm, £117 Intake Farm, £116 Saugh House & Temon Farm, £115 Lunns House

Easycare-£105 Sea View

Blackface – £114 Great Chesters, £112 The Beeches, £110 Thornton Tower, £105 New Dotland, £100 Greyside Farm

Swaledale – £82 & £81 (x2) East Greenridge, £80 Harwood Shield & Tarset Hall, £79 & £78 East Greenridge

Cast Tups

Cast Tups sold well to a top of £170 from Mr Pattinson, Temon Farm

Texel – £170 Temon Farm, £152 Middle Farm Cottage

Beltex – £160 Little Swinburne

Leicester – £148 Harwood Shield

Swaledale – £111 Harwood Shield

Store Hoggs

Store Hoggs sold to another strong trade with over 1100 still making it to the mart despite wintery conditions

Topping the trade was a tremendous run of Texel Tup & Ewe Hoggs from M E Ions & Son, Intake Farm, topping at £140 with others at £130, £128, £126 (x2), £125 and £122 (x2)

Texel x hoggs sold to £116 from Mr J Proctor, New Dotland

Suffolk x hoggs sold to £112 for a pen of 10 from Telford Farming, Broomewood

Blackface Hoggs sold well to tup at £81 for 40 from Messrs T Byerley & Sons, Birtleyshield

Entries to Brian on 07801 862792 or Harrison on 07895 761102

Texel – £140, £130, £128, £126 (x2), £125 and £122 (x2) Intake Farm

Texel x – £116 New Dotland, £115 Palm Strothers, £112 Elrington Hall, £110 Palm Strothers, £109 Catless & Temon Farm, £108 High Castle Dene, Ridings Farm & Temon Farm, £107 High Castle Dene, £105 Temon Farm, £104 High Castle Dene & New Dotland

Suffolk x – £112 Broomewood, £106 New Dotland, £103 Hedley Park, £102 Temon Farm, £99 Bankfoot

Beltex x – £90 Longlea

Mule – £100 Longlea, £99 New Dotland, £94 Coombe Crag, £93 New Dotland, £91 Farneyshield, £90 Broomewood & Coombe Crag

Cheviot Mule – £90 Broomewood

Blackface – £81 Birtleyshield, £80 New Dotland

Swaledale – £74 Farneyshield

Zwartbles – £90 Allenheads

Aberfield – £95 Walltown