Show & Sale of Ewes & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

Hexham & Northern Marts held its Show & Sale of 428 outfits of Ewes & Hoggs with Lambs at foot, judged by Mr James Latimer, Causey View.

Ewes and lambs sold to strong rates with some buyers leaving empty handed, topping at £142 per life was a cracking pen of Texels from A & R Walton, Bank Top.

Mule Ewes were good to sell, with G & C Beresford, Bolton Village leading the way, selling his strong single and twin Texel x lambs with their mothers to £118 and £105 per life.

Texel x Ewes topped at £128 per life for a quality ewe with twins again from A & R Walton, Bank Top. Suffolk ewes from the same home also topped at £132 per life.

Cheviot Ewes topped at £100 a life from Miss S Martin, Heatheridge, who also sold a penful of Cheviots with twins to £90 a life.

Gimmers sold to a great trade with numerous keen bidders around the ring looking to boost breeding numbers.

Topping the Gimmers at £136 per life and £408 per outfit were Mule Gimmers with Texel x lambs from Messrs Graham, Stonehall.

Texel Gimmers topped at £130 per life from A & R Walton, Bank Top.

Not far behind was a strong pen of Texel x Gimmers and lambs at £120 per life from M C & M D Sparke, Salmonfield.

Topping the Suffolks was Mr R E Williamson, Littleburn at £122 per life.

The show of Hoggs with lambs at foot were put forward to Mr James Latimer of Causey View to judge, who placed the pens in the following order:

Prize List:

10 Texel x Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

1st – M W & C M Ridley, Shitlington Hall

2nd – D Carr & Son, Highwood

3rd – D Carr & Son, Highwood

10 Mule Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

1st – W D & B Thompson, East Unthank

2nd – W D & B Thompson, East Unthank

3rd – M W & C M Ridley, Shitlington Hall

10 Suffolk x Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

1st – R E Williamson, Littleburn

2nd – P Harrison, Woodlands

3rd – R E Williamson, Littleburn

Overall Champion – M W & C M Ridley, Shitlington Hall

Reserve Champion – W D & B Thompson, East Unthank

Reserve Champions WD & B Thompson of East Unthanks. Hexham and Northern Marts Tuesday 14th May 2024 Show and Sale of 428 Ewes and Hoggs with Lambs at Foot.

The Hoggs and lambs sold to a buoyant trade with numerous pens cashing at £125+ per life, with Mule and Suffolk Hoggs a flying trade but White-Faced Hoggs slightly harder to place.

Hoggs topped at £160 per life twice, firstly for a pen of 10 quality Mule Hoggs and Texel x lambs from M W & C M Ridley, Shitlington Hall and then for 10 thumping Suffolk x Hoggs and lambs from Ms P Harrison, Woodlands Place.

Not far behind were great Suffolk Hoggs from M C & M D Sparke, Salmonfield at £156 per life.

Texel Hoggs topped at £148 per life from the Shitlington Hall team.

Mule Hoggs and lambs sold with ease, with two pens of 10 sweet Mule Hoggs and 10 strong Texel x lambs reaching £155 and £154 per life from Messrs W D & B Thompson, East Unthank. Mule Hoggs averaged £149.19 per life, which includes hoggs with twins.

Entries for next week by Wednesday 15th May for cataloguing.

Entries to:

Harrison 07895 761102

Office 01434 605444

Leading prices (per life):

Ewes & Lambs

Texel – £142 Bank Top House

Texel x – £128 & £122 Bank Top House, £120 (x2) Middle Farm, £116 Bank Top House

Suffolk x – £132 & £120 Bank Top House, £116 (x2) Littleburn

Beltex – £110 Littleburn

Mule – £118 & £105 Bolton Village Farm, £103 Bank Top House, £96 Middle Farm, £95 Chesterwood, £92 Middle White Hill

Millenniu – £110 Littleburn

Cheviot – £110 & £90 Heatheridge

Gimmers & Lambs

Texel x – £130 Bank Top House, £120 Salmonfield, £116 Bank Top House

Suffolk x – £122 Littleburn

Mule – £136 Stonehall, £116 Middle White Hill, £105 Middle White Hill & Middle Farm

Hoggs & Lambs

Texel x – £148 Shitlington Hall, £142 Rusheylaw, £136 Highwood, £132 Penpeugh & Shitlington Hall

Suffolk x – £160 Woodlands Place, £156 & £140 Salmonfield, £130 & £120 Littleburn, £114 Salmonfield

Mule – £160 Shitlington Hall, £155 & £154 East Unthank, £146 Rusheylaw

Hexham and Northern Marts Show and sale of 428 Ewes & Hoggs with Lambs at foot Tuesday 14th May 2024