Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of Store Cattle and Suckled Calves, with this weeks sale incorporating the monthly “native sale”. This weeks Store Cattle offering predominantly consisted of Aberdeen Angus cross heifers and plainer continentals. Trade for these exceeded vendors expectations, especially given the recent fall in prime cattle prices.
Two beasts took the top spot of £1460.00 this week, firstly a thick Angus cross heifer from Mr R M Johnston, High Fotherley. Following that was a well grown, thirteen-month-old steer from Mrs A Wilkinson & Sons, New Rift.
A handful of suckled calves forward this week which met a marvelous trade with plenty of customers looking for the better end of continentals still. The pick of this section was a lovely run of eight and nine month old Limousin cross steers and heifers from Messrs TR & EA Milburn, Wallend which went on to achieve a high of £1260.00 for a curvaceous heifer.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Angus x steers – £1290 Little Harle, £1250 Catreen
Angus x heifers – £1290 South Farm, £1280 Little Harle, £1270 South Farm
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1160 Hedley West
Angus x heifers – £1460, £1300 & £1280 High Fotherley
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Angus x steers – £1460 New Rift, £1340 Parkside, £1250 New Rift
Simmental x steers – £1145 Hedley West
British Blue heifers – £1060 Cooper House
Angus x heifers – £1430 High Fotherley, £1230 New Rift, £1160 High Fotherley
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers –£1140 Wallend, £940 West End Farm
Limousin x heifers – £1260, £1240 & £1180 Wallend
Charolais x hefiers – £860 Cooper House
Hexham & Northern Marts sold 1151 Cast Ewes & Rams to another straight trade for all breeds, types & sizes. The show of ewes was not as good as last year.
Topping the sale was a pair of Texels at £215 from Messrs J T & I Steele, Steeley Farm
Also at £200 was a Texel ewe from Messrs T Common & Son, Low Ardley
A trio of Charolais sold at £170 from Ms G Hodgson, Rosehill Farm
Blueface Leicester ewes sold to £150 from Mr J W Smith-Jackson, Hightown
Mules proved harder to cash but still topping at £120 from Messrs G A & B B Ainslie, Linkshead
Please remember to enter your ewes by 10am Monday 24th for Cataloging or Thursday for the amended catalogue.
Texel – £215 Steeley Farm, £200 Low Ardley
Texel x – £192 Steeley Farm, £182 Dykehead, £170 Broomhall & Quarry House, £162 Matfen Estate & Quarry House, £160 Tone Hall (x2) & Quarry House, £142 Wallhouses, £140 Angerton Steads, £138 Prospect Grange £136 East House, £135 Steeley Farm & Quarry House, £133 East Broomshiels & Grange House Farm, £132 Matfen Estate & Prospect Grange, £130 Aydonshields
Suffolk x – £136 Grange House, £135 Hoprig Farm, £130 Broomhall & East Barnwell, £127 Hoprig Farm, £125 Fitches Grange, £124 Laburnum Cottage
Beltex – £178 Steeley Farm
Dutch Texel – £130 (x2) & £128 Agars Hill
Beltex x – £175 East House
Charollais x – £170 & £155 Rosehill Farm
Cheviot – £81 Quickeningcote
Cheviot Mule – £114 Aydonshields
Mule – £120 Linkshead, £118 Crowhall, £115 Shitlington Hall, £114 Low Leam & Prospect Grange, £113 Linkshead
Blackface – £99 Shitlington Hall, £94 & £90 Tone Hall
Swaledale – £88 Low Leam, £86 High Town
Leicester – £150 Hightown, £140 Shitlington Hall, £139 Intake
Hampshire – £108 Woodend Farm
Hebridean – £50 Wallhouses Farm
Suffolk x – £118 Fitches Grange
Dutch Texel – £115 Agars Hill
Cast Tups sold to £165 for a pair of Texels from C & C Farming, Flotterton Cottage
Texel – £165 Flotterton Cottage, £150 Quarry House
Leicester – £110 Quarry House
Hampshire – £132 Wood End Farm
Blackface – £120 Shitlington Hall
Hexham & Northern Marts had a catalogued entry of 1304 Store Lambs which sold to another good trade with an overall sale average of £92.82 for all breeds including Herdwick x Blackface and Mules.
Trade went in the vendors’ favor, however with a ring full of potential purchasers, many purchasers went home empty handed. Lambs proved to be dearer on the week for the show that was on offer.
The good strong store lambs on offer were all £95 upover, with the good longer types not far behind, selling between £80-£90.
Leading the sale was a big Texel cross lamb from Messrs S K Richardson & Son, Prospect Grange whos strong lamb sold for £124.
Charollais cross lambs sold to a top of £119 from Ms G Hodgson, Rosehill.
Mule lambs topped at £94 for a pen full from Messrs A & C L Bell, Woodhall
Entries by 11am Monday 24th July.
Jack Walton-07739 440457
Harrison Collingwood-07895 761102
Texel x – £124 & £116 Prospect Grange, £115 Wittonshields, £113 Bank Top & Prospect Grange, £109 East Flass & Stone Hall (x2), £107 Westwood Farm & Walltown Farm, £106 Stone Hall & Viewley
Suffolk x – £100 Walltown Farm & Nafferton Farm
Charollais x – £119 Rosehill
Mule – £94 Woodhall
Cheviot Mule – £99 Viewley
Blackface – £71 & £70 Greenleas