Hexham Auction Mart
Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual “Tow Law” prize show and sale for store cattle and suckled calves. This year expertly judged by Mr William Tindale, Paradise. The show was kindly sponsored again this year by Zeotis with a fabulous entry of cattle from across Durham, Northumberland, Cumbria and from over the border in the Scottish Borders.
Store Cattle Show
Best Store Steer or Heifer – 1st Woodhouse, 2nd Edlingham Newtown, 3rd Edlingham Newtown
Best Limousin Steer – 1st Lands Farm, 2nd West Biggins, 3rd Baal Hill
Best Limousin Heifer – 1st Lands Farm, 2nd Lands Farm, 3rd West Biggins
Best Other Continental Steer – 1st Woodhouse
Overall Champion – Lands Farm
Reserve Champion – Lands Farm
After much deliberation in the overall championship, Mr Tindale tapped out the fantastic black bullock for the Reeds of Lands Farm who beat its stable mate, a very flashy black heifer to win The Colin Mitchelson Plate & The perpetual Trophy. Both these two fantastic examples of their breed went on to realize the same price of £1520.00.
Taking the first prize in the store cattle was an outstanding 16-month Blue cross heifer from the Yeats family of Woodhouse. After some furious bidding this tremendous heifer finally sold for £2100.00, and is away to make a cow.
Outside of the show cattle store cattle of every class was extremely easy to sell today with yet again buyers from across the United Kingdom competing for the quality cattle that were on offer here at Hexham.
Older cattle once again sold to extreme rates, Charolais cross cattle once again in real demand with Messrs J Herdman, Edlingham Newtown selling a fantastic run of 14 steers to a high of £1725.00. Not far behind was a behemoth of a Charolais cross steer from Mr Ian Thornton, Hay A Park selling to £1720.00.
Native bred cattle continue to sell with ease here at Hexham and taking advantage of this was Messrs G & JH Tomlinson & Son, Sunniside who sold a pair of Angus cross steers to £1690.00.
Another fantastic trade was observed for suckled calves and carried on from yesterday’s Bellingham calf sale. The better of calves sold very well and met rates rarely seen before. Steer calves especially very easily sold with many selling in excess of £1250.00. Topping this section were two marvellous black steers from the Bell family, Woodhall, Haltwhistle that achieved £1450.00. The Bells’ run of fourteen well-bred suckled calves aged 7-9 months went on to average £1262.50.
Topping the heifers in this section was a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs J R Robinson & Son, Warksfield Head selling to £1260.00.
More and more young bulls can easily be sold here at Hexham with the firepower available ringside. Mr J J & J M Sanders, Bavington Hill Head took full advantage of this and sold Simmental bulls to £1720.00 and £1660.00.
Reminder that next week sees our special show and sale of Native bred cattle and we invite entries to auctioneers over the weekend and to the office on Monday morning for cataloguing.
Cattle 30+ Months
Angus x heifers – £1260 Meldon Lane
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1680 & £1600 Make-Me-Rich, £1580 South Clarewood & Make-Me-Rich, £1500 Make-Me-Rich
Charolais x steers – £1600 South Clarewood
Angus x steers-£1690 Sunniside, £1460 Church Farm
Limousin x heifers – £1300 & £1260 Make-Me-Rich
Charolais heifers – £1320 Trench Hall
Angus x heifers – £1580 Sunniside, £1450 Church Farm
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers – £1640 Wingates South, £1590 & £1570 Lunns House, £1560 South Clarewood, £1550 Wingates South, £1540 Lunns House, £1520 Lowfield, £1480 & £1460 Lunns House, £1440 South Clarewood & Wingates South, £1420 & £1400 Lunns House, £1390 (x2) Wingates South, £1370 Lunns House, £1365 Wingates South, £1360 Ridley Stokoe & South Clarewood
Charolais x steers – £1725 Edlingham Newtown, £1720 Gibbet House, £1600 Edlingham Newtown, £1590, £1585 & £1550 Hay-A-Park, £1540 & £1515 Edlingham Newtown, £1500 (x2) Hay-A-Park, £1485 Edlingham Newtown, £1480 Hay-A-Park, £1470 Edlingham Newtown, £1460 Hay-A-Park
British Blue x steers – £1580 Hay-A-Park, £1380 & £1340 Glendue
Angus x steers – £1350, £1325 & £1300 Lowfield
Hereford x steers – £1490 South Clarewood
Simmental x steers – £1660 Bavington Hill Head
Limousin x heifers – £1500 Cheviot, £1400 Westerheugh, £1360 & £1330 South Farm, £1315 & £1290 Demesne Farm, £1280 Ridley Stokoe, £1260 High Alderheads, Westerheugh, Ridley Stokoe & Demesne Farm, £1240 Trench Hall, £1230 Little Swinburne
Charolais heifers – £1590 & £1540 Trench Hall
Angus heifers – £1280 Nookton
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers – £1590 Quarry House, £1520 Lands Farm, £1510 Cowburn Rigg, £1410 Quarry House, £1400 Quarry House, Spittalshield, & Lands Farm (x2), £1380 Woodhall, Lands Farm, £1360 Woodhall, Prospect Grange & Spittalshield, £1340 Warksfield Head, West Biggens, Thornton Tower & Tedcastle
Charolais x steers – £1670 Edlingham Newtown, £1560 Gibbet House, £1460 Edlingham Newtown
Angus x steers – £1240 Hole Farm, £1150 Lowfield, £1120 Hedley West
British Blue steers – £1260 Warksfield Head, £1250 High Farm & Woodhouse, £1240 High Farm & Warksfield Head
Limousin x heifers – £1520 Cowburn Rigg, Warksfield Head & Lands Farm, £1490 Cowburn Rigg, £1460 Quarry House, £1410 Longlea, £1400 Lands Farm, £1380 Warksfield Head, £1340 Quarry House, £1320 Cowburn Rigg, £1300 Longlea, £1290 Burnbank, £1280 Quarry House & Spittalshield, £1260 Longlea, £1240 Westerheugh, £1220 Low Eshells & Quarry House
British Blue heifers – £2100 Woodhouse
Simmental – £1720 & £1610 Bavington Hill Head
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £1450 & £1440 Woodhall, £1400 Woodhall, West Biggens & Baal Hill, £1360 Edges Green, £1340 West Biggens & Baal Hill (x2), £1310 Woodhall & Baal Hill, £1300 Woodhall, £1290 Baal Hill, £1280 Tedcastle & Baal Hill, £1255 Woodhall, £1220 Prospect Grange, £1180 Baal Hill, £1140 Burnbank
Limousin x heifers – £1260 Warksfield Head, £1200 West Biggens, £1130 Longlea, £1100 Warksfield Head & Dyke Nook, £1090 Lands Farm, £1020 Woodhall
British Blue x heifers – £1300 Woodhall
Hexham & Northern Marts sold a record number of cast ewes & rams, selling 2377 to a stronger trade for a poorer show.
Cast tups sold to £182 for a pair of Texel’s from Mr R S Walton, Coatyards.
They also sold the top price cast ewes at £160 for a Texel.
Suffolk x ewes sold to £146 from Messrs W Walton & Sons, Ogle Castle.
Mules sold to £115 for 15 from Messrs R English & Son, Brownsleazes.
Blackface ewes sold to a top of £96 for a pen of 18 from Messrs G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall.
Hill ewes still hard to sell if small or lean.
Contact Jack with any enquiries.
Texel x- £160 Coatyards, £150 Broomhall, £148 Woodland House Farm, £145 Greys Well Farm, £140 Ogle Castle Farm, £139 Grangemoor, £138 Lilswood, £135 Elrington Hall, £130 Longlea Farm
Suffolk x – £146 Ogle Castle Farm, £144 Black Callerton, £140 Grangemoor, £138 Broomhall, £130 Thornton Tower, £129 Westlands
Beltex x – £154 Linacres, £139 Woodland House Farm, £138 Linacres, £130 Mill House Farm & Hownsgill
Cheviot – £104 Greenchesters
Mule – £115 Brownsleazes, £114 Low Leam, £110 Chesters, £107 Rawfoot & Coatyards, £106 Coatyards
Blackface – £96 Broomhall, £93 Brownsleazes
Swaledale – £70 Rawfoot
Texel – £182 Coatyards
Leicester – £132 The Deans
Hexham & Northern Marts sold a catalogued entry of 6428 store lambs, selling to another strong trade for a weathered show.
Topping the trade was 4 Texel x lambs at £148 from D J & W Sedgewick, Errington Red House, who also sold another 4 at £140
At £145 was a pair of Beltex x lambs from Mrs J Irvine, Mill House Farm.
Messrs CA & JG Skidmore, Needless Hall sold a pen of 4 Beltex x store lambs at £143
A pen of 20 Suffolk x lambs sold to £115 from Howick Estates.
Topping the mule trade this week was a pen of 93 at £86 from T A Collingwood & Sons, Ambling Gate Farm.
Hill lambs are still harder to cash unless they have got size and frame. Topping at £73 for a Blackface from Messrs G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall.
Entries to Jack on 07739 440457
Texel – £125 Cornhills
Texel x – £148 & £140 Errington Red House, £122 Low Garth, £120 Town Farm, £119 Errington Red House, Quarry House & Burntongues, £118 Quarry House & Billerley (x2), £117.50 Town Farm, £116 Quarry House & Greenchesters
Beltex x – £145 Mill House, £143 & £137 Needless Hall, £128 Broomhall, £124 Mill House (x2), £122 Rowley Link, £117 Mill House, £116 Middle Horsleyhope & Mill House (x3), £115 Errington Red House, Middle Horsleyhope, Low Espley & Mill House
Dutch Texel – £140, £131, £130, £128, £125 & £123 Hard Riding, £117 & £115 (x2) Agars Hill
Suffolk x – £115 & £107 Howick Estate, £101.50 Newshield, £99.50 Quarry House, £98 Milkup Bank, £95 Cheviot Hallington, £94 Howick Estate
Mule – £86 Ambling Gate, £83 East Plenmeller, £82 Agars Hill, £80.50 Whiskershiel
Cheviot – £74.50 Gairshield Steel
Blackface – £73 Broomhall
Swaledale – £45 Stobby Lea
Charolais x – £102 North Cocklake
Zwartbles – £89 Three Farms
Hampshire – £84 Snitter Farm
Kerry Hill – £63 & £62 High Woodfield