Hexham & Northern Marts held their final sale of store cattle in the month of July and offered a good catalogue for the time of year of 124 head. The sale was topped at £1790 for a superb Charolais heifer at 18 months from James Herdman, Edlingham Newton who also followed with his lead bullock at £1700 to average £1532 per head for six steers and six heifers – a lift of almost £150 per head on the year.
From the same North Northumberland postcode Messrs Shell brought a hefty load of native breed beef to the Hexham ring from Brandon Farm in The Ingram Valley. A smart and well-summered packet of Luing bullocks at 24-27 months topped at £1570 and averaged £1441 for nine sold.
Messrs Walton, Greyside continue their 2023 cattle marketing policy to great effect through the Hexham ring and sold well-bred and stylish Limmy cross yearling steers to £1400 twice and heifers to £1300 to average £1311 and £1220 for 13 and 8 sold respectively.
As is often the case as the cattle get younger they also get dearer in comparison with their older counterparts and this day was no exception – point in case was another super run of calves from Ridley & David Milburn, Wallend, Greenhead. The Cumbrian cattlemen of note presented a sweet half dozen Limousin cross heifers which topped at £1190 twice and averaged a mighty £1128 – at just eight months of age!
With grassland and corn operations progressing – albeit in a stop/start fashion the auctioneers are now looking forward to the Twenty-Eighth Anniversary Prize Show & Sale which will take place on Friday 11th August and this year will be judged by respected Welsh cattleman, Robin Roberts, Anglesey. Entries are invited for this important sale and the auctioneers are seeking consignments of steers, heifers and young bulls – if you have cattle to sell and wish to discuss how the Hexham ring can benefit your business please contact our team on 07808 721957.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Luing x steers – £1570, £1480 (x2), £1450 & £1400 Brandon
Charolais x heifers – £1790 Edlingham Newtown
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers-£1680, £1650 & £1640 Edlingham Newtown
Limousin x steers-£1530 Edlingham Newtown
Angus x steers – £1270 Buteland
Limousin x heifers – £1400, £1340 & £1230 Edlingham Newtown
Charolais x heifers – £1430 Edlingham Newtown
Simmental x heifers – £1320 Brandon
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers – £1400 (x2), £1360 (x2), £1300 Greyside
Limousin x heifers – £1300, £1290 & £1170 Greyside, £1160 Wallend, £1150 Barrasford Green & Wallend, £1120 Greyside, £1100 Barrasford Green
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x heifers – £1190 (x2) Wallend
Angus x heifers – £940 & £910 West Butsfield
Hexham & Northern Marts sold 707 Cast Ewes & Rams to a trade that was better than expected.
The top spot was taken by a pen of 6 terrific Texel Ewes that realized £238 from returning vendor Messrs A & D Proctor, Swarland Old Hall.
Two other vendors broke the £200 barrier, firstly a trio of Texel ewes at £220 from Mr J H Emerson, Haggate, followed by a single Texel ewe from Miss J Carins, Rouchester at £215
Suffolk cross ewes sold to a top of £175 for a pen from Messrs J Leiper & Sons, Black Heddon.
A huge Cheviot ewe from Messrs B & S Teasdale topped the Cheviot section of the sale, selling for £158. The same home also went on to top the Mule section of the sale, reaching a high of £141.
Blackface ewes sold to £106 for pen of 15 from Messrs W & J A Longlands, Rusheylaw.
Please remember to enter your stock by the latest, a Thursday Afternoon so we can notify buyers on the numbers expected for the following day.
Entries to Jack on 07739 440457
Texel – £238 Swarland Old Hall, £220 Haggate Farm, £215 Rouchester
Texel x – £190 Baal Hill, £175 Rusheylaw, £170 & £168 Middle Mown Meadows, £167 Lynesack, £156 Black Heddon, £154 Grange House Farm, £150 Broomhall & Grange House Farm, £146 Lynesack, £140 Broomhall
Suffolk x – £175 Black Heddon, £142 Brownchesters, £141 Black Heddon, £137 Grange House Farm, £136 Brownchesters, £130 Broomhall & Grange House Farm
Suffolk x Hogg-£116 Saugh House
Beltex-£142 Middle Mown Meadows
Beltex x – £135 Haggate Farm
Leicester-£147 Baal Hill
Cheviot – £158 Lynesack
Cheviot Mule – £117 Lynesack
Mule – £141 Lynesack, £130 Rusheylaw, £127 Brownchesters, £118 Highwood, Blackhalls & Brownchesters, £114 Lynesack, £111 Baal Hill, £109 Rusheylaw
Easycare-£106 Glebe Farm
Dorper Hoggs-£106 Glebe Farm
Blackface – £106 Rusheylaw, £96 Edges Green
Swaledale – £84 East Unthank, £79 Rattenraw
Cast Tups sold to a top of £173 for a pen of 5 Texels from J R Lawson, Crescent Farm
Texel – £173 Crescent Farm, £160 Low Staples
Dutch Texel- £140 Willimoteswick
Beltex – £148 Crescent Farm
Swaledale – £90 Intake
Hexham and Northern Marts sold a entry of 2392 Store Lambs selling to another pleasant trade, however some lambs were lacking flesh.
Topping the sale was a terrific trio of Texel cross Lambs at £123 from Mr C R Fawcett, Well House. A tremendous pen of 18 Texel crosses peaked at £118 from D J & W Sedgewick, Errington Red House. With the same home also achieving £117 & £116 for their run of Texel cross Lambs.
Suffolk cross lambs topped at £114 for a nice pen from Messrs Allergill Farm.
Mules lambs were topped by Messrs A & C L Bell, Woodhall, seeing a return of £94 for a pen of 20. Messrs T D & M Moore & Son, Softley Farm followed at a straight £90 for their pen of 26.
Entries to the Office by 11am on Monday Morning for Cataloging.
Texel x –£123 Well House Farm, £118, £117, £116 & £114 Errington Red House, £112 Wallhouses, £111 Well House Farm, £110 Allergill Farm, £108 Waterloo, £107 Rouchester, £106 Aimshaugh, £105 Stone Hall & The Boat
Suffolk x – £114 & £104 Allergill Farm, £103 & £99 Well House Farm, £95 Quarry House, £94 Well House Farm, £91 Waterloo Farm & Upper Senwick
Mule – £94 Woodhall, £90 Softley Farm& East Unthank, £88 Quarry House, £87 Ray Farms
Hampshire-£91 Grange Farm