Hexham & Northern Marts held their first store stock sale of June and offered 298 catalogued head of suckler bred store cattle. As is typical at this time of year numbers forward were fewer than of late but trade showed little sign of easing.
The sale peaked at £1880 for a hefty Angus cross steer from regular supporter John Carpenter, Rare Dene, Cornsay, County Durham followed by another at £1860; this one a trademark Blonde D’Aquitaine cross from noted Tow Law purveyors Messrs Walker, Houselope Grange. The female trade peaked at £1710 for a square and weighty Charolais cross heifer from The Telfer Brothers – David & Andrew, Make-me-Rich Farm, Capheaton.
Cattle in the middle age bracket were once again sought after despite a smaller crowd at the ringside with shearing and grassland operations now taking precedence. Philip Walker continued his blistering trade to top this class with another super Blonde steer at £1700 and sold four to average £1767 per head.
A more mixed show of younger aged calves was presented and yet the best end of these displayed top quality breeding. Trade for younger sorts peaked at £1520 for a simply sublime Limmy cross heifer at 9 months with shape and style ‘forever’ from Andy Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle who saw his five calves return at £1364 average per head.
David Walton presented a typically cracking penful of behalf of his family from Greyside, Newbrough and these topped at £1600 for a steer at 14 months and with their lead heifer at £1480 went on to average £1382 for eleven and nine sold on the day.
James Thompson, Springwell Cottage further cemented the outstanding reputation of County Durham bred cattle sold through the ring here at Hexham topping at £1510 for a stylish bullock in the same class and with another at £1490 then averaged a worthy £1430 for ten steers sold from the noted enterprise alongside the A68 near Tow Law.
Our auctioneers are actively seeking cattle which are yet to be marketed this year and urge producers to contact us to discuss how we can help your business. Customers attention is drawn to the monthly sale of beef breeding cattle next week and NSA North Sheep next Wednesday, 7th June at Bradford Farm, Belsay where Hexham & Northern Marts are delighted to be Mainline Sponsors and we will be delighted to welcome all customers – old and new to our hospitality stand throughout the day.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1740, £1300, £1700, £1690, £1600 & £1580 Low Hall, £1500 Low Hall & Camphill
Charolais x steers – £1660 Make-Me-Rich (x2)
Angus x steers – £1800 Aydonshields, £1780 Sunniside, £1700 Rare Dean
British Blue x steers – £1590 Camphill
Limousin x heifers – £1430 Hudspeth, £1420 & £1410 Camphill
Charolais x heifers – £1710 Make-Me-Rich
British Blue x heifers – £1290 Camphill
Angus x heifers – £1470 Sunniside
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers – £1390 Tenter House, £1360 Bunker Hill
Charolais x steers – £1360 Tenter House
Angus x steers – £1800 Rare Dean, £1770 Aydonshields, £1620, £1570 (x2) & £1540 Great Tosson, £1470 Rare Dean
Saler x steers – £1110 West Shields
Blond x steers – £1860, £1830 & £1680 Houselope Grange
Limousin x heifers – £1190 & £1120 Hudspeth
Charolais x heifers – £1300 & £1270 Tenter House
British Blue x heifers – £1470 West Mill Hills
Angus x heifers – £1420, £1380 & £1360 Great Tosson
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers – £1700 Houselope Grange, £1600 Greyside, £1580 Grange House, £1510 & £1490 Springwell, £1480 Greyside & Springwell, £1470 Greyside & Springwell, £1460 Greyside (x2), £1440 Grange House, £1410 Low Eshells & Springwell, £1400 Low Eshells & Springwell (x3)
Charolais x steers – £1180 Tone Hall
Angus steers – £1160 Monkridge Hill
Angus x steers – £1300 Parkside, £1280 West Shields, £1240 West Shields & Parkside, £1210 Parkside
Saler x steers – £1160 West Shields
Simmental steers – £1270 West Shields
Blonde x steers – £1065 Whiskershiel
Limousin x heifers – £1480 & £1420 Greyside, £1370 Low Eshells, £1340 & £1330 Greyside, £1310 Grange House, £1300 Greyside & Wingates South (x2), £1290 West Mill Hills, £1270 Little Swinburne & Grange House, £1260 Little Swinburne, £1250 & £1210 Low Eshells, £1200 Low Eshells & Wingates South
Charolais x heifers – £1260 East Plenmeller
Angus heifers – £1070 Monkridge Hill
Angus x heifers – £1000 Parkside
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £1450 Greyside, £1400 & £1300 East Unthank, £1240 Woodhall, £1145 Parkside
British Blue x steers – £1240 Woodhall
Angus x steers – £1240 & £1160 Parkside
Simmental x steers – £1240 & £1180 Chirdon
Limousin x heifers – £1520 & £1300 East Unthank
Angus x heifers – £1140 Parkside
Hexham and Northern Marts sold 449 Cast Ewes & Rams to another strong trade for a poorer show on offer.
Topping the sales at £218 was a massive Texel from C & C Farming, Flotterton.
Also breaking to £200 barrier was Messrs Askwith, Middle Mown Meadows at £205 also for a big Texel Ewe.
Suffolk ewes peaked at £184 for a pen of six from F T Walton, Flotterton.
Hill sheep topped at £128 for a pen of Blackface ewes from Messrs T Byerley & Son, Birtleyshield. Swaledale ewes sold to £98 for a pair from Wolsingham Park Farms.
A tremendous pen of 12 Mules realized £148 from S & K Carr, West Farm.
Please enter your ewes, even if it Is just a text to Jack on 07739 440457.
A reminder Tuesday the 30th was our last Tuesday Sale for Ewes & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot, if you have any outfits to sell, they will now be sold on a Friday after the Cast Sheep.
Any enquiries please Contact Jack Walton or Harrison Collingwood.
Texel – £218 Flotterton (C&C Farms), £205 Middle Mown Meadows, £200 (x2) Flotterton (C&C Farms)
Texel x – £188 Middle Horlseyhope, £180 Quickeningcote, £178, £171 & £170 Willimotewick, £168 & £160 Middle Mown Meadows, £158 Ravenside, £148 Longshaws, £146 Middle Mown Meadow
Suffolk – £184 Flotterton
Suffolk x – £169 Middle Horlseyhope, £162 Wolsingham Park
Beltex x-£178 Middle Horlseyhope
Dutch Texel x-£178 Willimoteswick
Ryeland-£128 Woodstone Terrace
North Country Cheviot-£145 Flotterton
Cheviot – £136 Demesne Cottage
Cheviot x-£109 Thornton Tower, £107 Cottonshope, £105 Quickeningcote
Mule – £148 Midbank, £144 Brownsleazes, £140 Quickeningcote, £138 Flotterton, £134 Ravenside, £129 Thornley Pit House, £128 Brownsleazes, £126 Tenter House
Blackface – £128 Birtleyshield, £124 Rouchester, £120 Little Harle & Brownsleazes, £115 Laings Hill, £112 Brownsleazes, £108 Tenter House
Swaledale – £98 Wolsingham Park Farms
Cast Tups sold to a flying trade with today’s top price of £205 for a big Texel from Mr R Carr, Little Bavington. With a trio of Texels not far behind at £200 from Mr PC Charlton, Little Harle.
Bluefaced Leicester’s peaked at £192 from Messrs R English & Son, Brownsleazes.
Texel – £205 Little Bavington, £200 Little Harle , £190 Beaumont House
Suffolk – £180 Brownsleazes
Dutch Texel-£180 Willimoteswick
Charollais – £175 Flotterton
Beltex – £145 Little Harle
Blue Texel-£146 Thornley Pit House
Leicester – £192 Brownsleazes, £180 Flotterton, £178 Little Harle, £174 Brownsleazes
Cheviot- £179 Flotterton
Blackface – £159 Hareshaw
Swaledale – £110 Low Acton
Store Hoggs keep appearing with 177 selling to another flying trade
Topping the trade was a trio of Suffolks at £168 from F T Walton
Not far behind at £164 was a Suffolk from Messrs R English & Son, Brownsleazes
Texels sold to £158 from Messrs G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall
Ryelands sold to £146 for a trio from Mr P Kettle, Woodstone Terrace
Texel x – £168 Spenside, £158 Broomhall, £148 Flotterton, £134 Old Forge & Quickening Cote, £129 Old Forge, £128 Pasture House
Suffolk x – £168 Flotterton, £164 Brownsleazes
Cheviot – £120 Flotterton
Mule – £156 East Butsfield, £128 Low Acton
Blackface – £116 Brownsleazes
Swaledale – £136 Ambling Gate
Ryeland – £146 Woodstone Terrace
Leicester – £142 Flotterton