Mule Ewe Lambs
Hexham and Northern Marts held its second sale of Mule Ewe Lambs with an increased entry of 1630 this year.
The pre – sale show this year was in the capable hands of Mr J Douglas, Howahill, Hawick. Mr Douglas gave the Overall Championship and the Arthur Iveson Shield to a very smart pen from W & P F Walton, Penpeugh. This stylish pen brought out exceptionally by son Ryan went on to sell for £190.00 and purchased by the judge.
Trade throughout was brisk and once again buyers were seen from all parts of the United Kingdom and fresh faces amongst them. Show of lambs would possibly be slightly smaller compared to last year but this did not effect trade what so ever. Running lambs especially were easier cashed with many exceeding £135. Stronger lambs regularly broke the £150 barrier and the sale average being £11 up on the year finishing at £139.23.
Thanks must go to our new sponsors this year, Sherwoods Motor Group. Your support is greatly appreciated.
10 Mule Ewe Lambs ex Blackface
1st – W & P F Walton, Penpeugh
2nd – B D & M S Hope, Mouldyhills
3rd – M W & C M Ridley, Shitlington Hall
10 Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs
1st – F T Walton, Flotterton
2nd – F T Walton, Flotterton
3rd – D Carr & Son, Highwood
Champion –W & P F Walton, Penpeugh
Reserve Champion – F T Walton, Flotterton
Best Run Of 60 Mule Ewe Lambs – R English, Brownsleazes
NEMSA Champion – B D & M S Hope, Mouldyhills
Leading flock averages;
W & PF Walton, Penpeugh – 18 @ £177.55
Armstrong & Hunter, Carrick – 64 @ £175.31
R & L Browell, Quarry House – 20 @ £157.00
Nilston Rigg, Nilston Rigg Farms – 26 @ £157.15
BD & MS Hope, Mouldyhills – 112 @ £155.50
R English, Brownsleazes – 100 @ £154.50
J Browell & Son, Quarry House – 80 @ £153.12
H & L Morshead, Harsondale – 53 @ £150.43
E Thoburn & Son, Pitland Hills – 42 @ £146.38
MV & C M Ridley, Shitlington Hall – 48 @ £146.25
A & T Dixon & Son, Chirdon – 165 @ £149.07
£190 Penpeugh, £185 Carrick & Mouldyhills, £182 Carrick, £180 Brownsleazes, £178 Carrick, £170 Shitlington, £168 Carrick & Quarry House, £166 Nilston Rigg, £165 Quarry House, £162 Penpeugh & Chirdon, £160 Chirdon, £158 Quarry House & Mouldyhills, £156 Quarry House, £155 Harsondale, Brownsleazes, Chirdon, Mouldyhills & Alwinton Farm, £154 Nilston Rigg, £152 Nilston Rigg, Harsondale, Hole Farm, Chirdon (x2), Mouldy Hills & Quarry House, £150 Pitland Hills, Harsondale & Brownsleazes (x2), £148 Harsondale, Chirdon & Quarry House, £146 Harsondale, Chirdon & Quarry House, £145 Mouldyhills, £144 Edges Green & Hole Farm, £142 Pitland Hills, Birtleyshield & Chirdon, £140 Shitlington Hall (x2)
Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs
Interest for Cheviot Mules is growing year on year here at Hexham and this small but powerful entry was a dream to sell selling to £178.00 and went on to average £163.98. Many more could have been sold with many prospective purchasers going home empty handed.
Cheviot Mule – £178 Flotterton, £170 Highwood, £165 Highwood (x2) & Flotterton, £160 Highwood & Flotterton
Texel x – £118 & £112 Alwinton Farm
Dutch Spotted – £98 & £92 Shaftoe Moor