Show & Sale of Crossing Type Bluefaced Leicesters

Hexham and Northern Marts held its inaugural sale of Crossing Type Blueface Leicester Rams.

A tremendous show of quality was put before judge Mr Ian Potts, Redburn, who placed Martyn Archer’s super ram lamb (S007) overall Champion, which went on to realise £3600.

With a fine show of lambs on offer to a packed ringside, many lambs passed the £1000 mark and exceeding vendors expectations, including a smart lamb (S025) from Neil Marston, Highberries, realising £3000, by the renowned Highberries Goldenboy.

Shearlings sold to a nice trade with smaller types harder to place, peaking at £1300 for a powerful Tup from Messrs Hunter, The Steel.

The company would like to thank all vendors who supported this new Show & Sale, and also our kind sponsors J S Hubbuck Ltd and Youngs RPS. The auctioneers were delighted with the turnout of both purchases & onlookers that packed the ring and made this new evening fixture a great success. See you all next year!

Prize List:

Ram Lambs:

1st – Messrs R D Archer & Son, Carry House (S007) £3600, by Steel Bruno

2nd – J Hunter & Sons, Steel (S019) £2000, by Midlock R027

3rd – Messrs R D Archer & Son, Carry House (S023) £1800, by Carry House Flash


1st – J Hunter & Sons, Steel (R014) £1300, by Midlock G034

2nd – R & M J Lee, Harwood Shield £1100

3rd – J Herdman, Edlingham (R024) £750, by Langstroth N001

Champion – Messrs R D Archer & Son, Carry House

Reserve Champion – J Hunter & Sons, The Steel

Leading prices;

Ram Lambs£3600 Carry House, £3000 Highberries, £2000 The Steel, £1800, £1050 & £1000 Carry House, £900 Linkshead

Shearlings – £1300 The Steel, £1100 Harwood Shield, £800 The Steel, Shitlington Hall & Linkshead