Hexham and Northern Marts held its first sale into the festive month of December with a catalogued entry of 246 store cattle. A slightly plainer entry of cattle that was predominantly made up of mid aged and older cattle this week. Trade once again though met extremely competitive rates. All types, beef and dairy bred were easily sold leaving a healthy sale average of £1211.56.
Leading the sale was the third beast in the ring, a hefty Angus cross steer from Messrs DA & P Burn & Sons, Aydonshields that went on to realise £1740.00. Limousin cross steers from Messrs W Patterson & Son, Halton Red House reached the heights of £1700.00.
Highest priced heifers on the day came from the Ridley Family, Shitlington Hall, who had a marvellous run of ¾ bred Limousin cross heifers that sold to £1610.00 & £1570.00. Charolais cross heifers from Mr F T Walton, Flotterton sold to £1605.00.
The handful of younger cattle forward sold very easily with Messrs J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill selling 10 month old Limousin cross steers to 1250.00 and heifers of the same age to £1190.00.
As numbers tighten, demand continues and grows, we urge any prospective vendors to speak to auctioneers if you are considering to market cattle.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1700 Halton Red House
Angus x steers – £1500 & £1420 Sunniside, £1400 Bunker Hill
Limousin x heifers – £1200 Greencarts
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers – £1640 Lunns House, £1610 Blackburn, £1605 Comb Hills, £1590 Flotterton & Blackburn, £1580 Midgeholme & Blackhalls, £1570 Lunns House, £1560 Halton Red House & Comb Hills, £1540 (x2) Blackburn
Charolais x steers – £1670 The Raw, £1640 Rare Dene, £1480 The Raw, £1330 White House
Angus steers-£1290 Chesterwood
Angus x steers – £1740 & £1680 Aydonshields, £1580 Allendale Farm, £1560 Flotterton, £1500 Allendale Farm, £1480 Flotterton, £1440 Rare Dene
Limousin x heifers – £1610 Shitlington, £1600 Comb Hills, £1590 Midgeholme, £1570 Shitlington, £1550 Midgeholme, £1510 Comb Hills, £1455 Shitlington, £1440 Midgeholme, £1400 Elrington Hall
Charolais x heifers – £1605 Flotterton, £1560 The Raw, £1410 Rare Dene, £1240 White House, £1210 (x2) The Raw
Angus x heifers – £1350 Allendale Farm, £1320 Aydonshields, £1260 Rare Dene, £1210 Blackhalls
Beef Shorthorn heifers – £1080 High Warden
Simmental x heifers-£1035 Chatton Park
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers– £1440 Farnbury, £1380 Stotsfold, £1340 Hedley Park, £1290 Stotsfold
Charolais x steers-£1280 East Wharmley
Limousin x heifers-£1560 Shitlington, £1450, £1405 & £1365 Farnbury, £1360 Stotsfold, £1350 White House, £1240 Stotsfold
Charolais x heifers-£1315 White House, £1300 East Wharmley, £1200 & £1160 White House
Cattle 10 Months + under
Limousin steers-£1250 Agars Hill
Limousin heifers-£1190 & £1170 (x3) Agars Hill
British Blue heifers-£1080 Agars Hill
Hexham & Northern Marts sold 1845 Cast Ewes & Rams to a slightly steadier trade.
Please enter your ewes so we can give buyers a better idea of what is expected on the day, even if it is just a text to Jack on 07739 440457.
Topping the sale at £282 was a superb Texel ewe from Mr G A Oliver, Elsdon Burn.
Ewes at £260 from Messrs T Common & Son, Low Ardley and a pen of 15 from Messrs H Clark & Son, Paxton Dene.
Mules sold to £118 from the Low Ardley team.
Suffolk crosses sold to £155 for a pair from J D Straughan, Dalton Hill Head.
Swales sold to £74 for a trio from Messrs M W Walton & Son, Rawfoot.
Blackies sold to £92 from Mr W E Charlton, Greenleas.
Don’t forget to enter your ewes.
Jack- 07739 440457
Texel-£282 Elsdon Burn, £260 Low Ardley & Paxton Dene, £255 West Wharmley, £252 Townfoot, £239 Low Ardley, £233 Brownchesters, £220 West Grange & Rosebrough, £210 High West House, £200 Low Ardley
Texel x –£198 China Hall, £195 Townfoot, £188 Waterford Farm, Low Ardley, High West House & Linacres, £180 Burn House, £172 Paxton Dene, £170 Burn House & Low Ardley, £164 Low Ardley, £158 Cheeseburn & Bygate Farm, £154 Chesters & China Hall, £152 Salmonfield, £150 West Mill Hills & Cheeseburn, £148 The Farmhouse & Bygate Farm, £145 Lynsack & Whittingham Grange, £144 Rosebrough, £142 Stone Stile, £140 Halton Red House, West Grange & Intake Farm
Suffolk x –£155 Hill Head Farm, £145 West Grange Farm, £142 Craigshield & Whittingham Grange, £140 Bygate Farm, £139 Cheeseburn, £137 East White Hill, £132 Crystal Well, £120 Low Eshells & Bygate Farm
Beltex x –£152 East Greenridge
Shropshire-£143 Hill Head Farm
Cheviot Mule-£136 Lynesack
Mule –£118 Low Ardley, £116 Low Brunton, £115 Lynesack, £114 Low Ardley & Hill Head Farm, £110 Willimoteswick & Rawfoot
Cheviot-£110 Elsdon Burn, £106 Lowes Fell
Blackface –£88 Carrick, £87 East White Hill, £85 Brownchesters
Swaledale-£74 Rawfoot, £73 Low Leam, £70 East Greenridge
Jacob-£89 Catless Farm
Cast Tups sold to £212 for a Texel from Messrs Graham, Stone Hall.
Not far behind at £210 was a pair of Texel tups from Messrs W & J A Longlands, Rusheylaw.
Texel – £212 Stone Hall, £210 Rusheylaw, £204 Lynesack, £198 Stone Hall, £185 Hillcrest Cottage, £182 Rusheylaw, £180 East Greenridge, Stotsfold & Paxton Dene
Beltex – £162 Whitchester
Leicester – £192 Coldwell, £180 Lowes Fell
Cheviot- £135 Elsdonburn
Cross-£142 East Greenridge
Blackface – £150 Yatesfield
Swaledale – £116 West Woodburn
Hexham and Northern Marts sold a catalogued entry of 3975 store lambs to a slightly sharper trade.
Topping the sale was a Suffolk cross lamb from Messrs M C & M D Sparke, Salmonfield which was donated to the Doddie Weir Foundation selling to £140 on two occasions to Mr Ben Gray and Mr John Errington.
A pen of 4 Beltex cross lambs sold to £125.50 from Mr J Irvine, Mill House. Not far behind at £125 was a Beltex from Messrs N G, K M & J G Beveridge, Low West House.
A pair of Suffolk cross lambs sold to £116.50 from Mr J C Cuthbert, Bank Foot.
A small entry of Mules sold to £96 for a pen of 12 from Mrs R & M J Lee, Harwood Shield.
Entries to Jack on 07739 440457.
Texel x – £122 Swinhoe, £120 Waterford & China Hall, £118 Riverside Cottage, £116 & £114 China Hall, £113.50 Swinhoe, £113 Townshields & High Eshells, £112.50 China Hall, £112 China Hall, Grange House Farm & Longlea, £111 Blueburn, £110 High Warden Farm, Cockhall & Waite Farm, £109 Bankfoot & Bridgeford, £108 Pundershaw, New Acres & Cheeseburn
Suffolk x – £140 Salmonfield, £116.50 & £111 Bankfoot, £110 Middle White Hill, £109 Thockrington, £105.50 Bankfoot, £103 Laburnum Cottage & Thockrington, £100 Salmonfield & Milkup Bank Farm
Dutch Texel x-£124 Paxton Dene & Willimoteswick, £122 Paxton Dene, £121 Snape Farm & Willimoteswick (x2), £120 Snape Farm, £117.50 Paxton Dene, £115 Willimoteswick
Beltex x-£125.50 Mill House Farm, £125 & £119.50 Low West House, £118 West Moorhouses, £116 Low West House, £115 Mill House Farm, £114 West Moorhouses & Paxton Dene, £110 Mill House Farm & Low West House, £109 Low West House, £108 West Moorhouses, £107 Low West House
Dutch Spotted-£95 Grange House Farm, £91 Hackford
Cheviot- £72 Bellshiel
Leicester-£95 Hackford, £90 Blueburn
Mule – £96 Harwood Shield, £92 North Cocklake, £91.50 Harwood Shield, £91 Carry House & Farneyshield