Hexham & Northern Marts held their first store sale of the New Year and offered a catalogued entry 0f 237 head of store cattle, slightly more than the same sale held twelve months ago.
A useful company of buyers gathered at the ringside following the two-week festive break and trade for all classes was markedly increased on that seen pre-Christmas.
The sale peaked at £1810 for a massive Charolais cross steer, one of a run of six from regular consignors Messrs Walker Bros, Satley that returned an average on the day of £1618 at 20 months of age to the delight of the County Durham based family farming operation.
It was a heifer in the younger age bracket that led the female portion of the sale and this one was a super sleek red Limmy cross at 15 months of age from noted breeders of top quality sorts Messrs Ballantyne, Cowburn Rigg which changed hands at a whopping £1750 to lead their pen of three similar types which levelled at £1533.
A number of Angus cross cattle were presented on the day and these topped at £1620 followed by another at £1600 from highly regarded purveyors of the black breed – Messrs Burn, Aydonshields and Messrs Hall, Hallington New Houses respectively. Messrs Ord, Newton Greens led the steer trade with bullocks at £1560 and another pair at £1550 whilst their run of 20 well-bred and well-presented Simmental cross heifers at 16-18 months topped at £1350 and averaged £1261 for the North-Northumberland producers that have now enjoyed a number of weeks consigning top quality sorts to the Hexham ring.
The younger class of cattle were dominated by yet another run of very well-bred yearling steers and heifers from Messrs Walton, Greyside who brought forward twenty of their trademark types that are always sought after and always perform well through the ring at this centre. Steers topped at £1540 for Limmy crosses and £1410 for Blues whilst their heifers scaled to £1300 for a super Blue and £1260 for the best Limousin cross lady. One with another twelve steers averaged £1320 and eight heifers came back at £1210 to cap a great days trading for the Newbrough based Walton family.
Entries are invited for the special January prize show and sale of store cattle to be held next week and purchasers are reminded that the company has taken the decision to suspend posting sale catalogues for the time being due to the ongoing postal strikes. If you wish to receive a store stock sale catalogue electronically please contact the Mart Offices on 01434 605444 or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your email address.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1630 West Grange, £1620 Sweethope, £1590 West Grange, £1510 & £1500 Sweethope, £1480 & £1450 Make-Me-Rich
Angus x steers-£1480 Stoop Rigg
Charolais x steers – £1590 Make-Me-Rich
Limousin x heifers – £1510 West Grange, £1460 Make-Me-Rich, £1410 & £1390 West Grange, £1350 Make-Me-Rich
British Blue x heifers – £1210 Breckon Hill
Angus x heifers – £1380 Sunniside, £1300 (x3) New Houses
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers – £1690 Blackhalls, £1650 & £1640 Lunns House, £1580 St Oswalds, £1570 West Grange, £1550 Lunns House & Sweethope, £1540 St Oswalds & Sweethope, £1530 Blackhalls, £1510 Sweethope
Charolais x steers – £1810, £1680, £1640 (x2), £1480 & £1460 Satley Farm
Simmental x steers – £1500 Newton Greens, £1490 Demesne Farm, £1480 Newton Greens
Angus x steers – £1560 & £1550 Newton Greens, £1500 Rare Dene, £1470 Stoop Rigg, £1420 Rare Dene & East Uppertown, £1410 (x2) Stoop Rigg, £1400 Sunniside
Limousin x heifers – £1550 Make-Me-Rich, £1500 Camphill & Halfway House, £1420 West Wharmley, £1390 Camphill, £1360 Make-Me-Rich, £1300 West Wharmley, £1280 Camphill, £1270 Holly Hill West
Angus x heifers – £1620 Aydonshields, £1600 New Houses, £1370 Aydonshields, £1360 New Houses, £1350 Rare Dene & Aydonshields, £1300 New Houses & Stoop Rigg, £1260, £1230 & £1220 Stoop Rigg, £1200 Rare Dene, Sunniside & Stoop Rigg
Simmental x heifers-£1350, £1340, £1300, £1280, £1270, £1265 & £1260 Newton Greens
Hereford x heifers – £1290 Holly Hill West
Luing heifers-£990 Blueburn
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers – £1540 & £1340 Greyside, £1320 Spittalshield, £1300 (x3) Greyside, £1280 Spittalshield, £1260 Greyside, £1240 Holly Hill West
British Blue steers – £1410 & £1320 Greyside
Limousin x heifers – £1750, £1460 & £1390 Cowburn Rigg, £1260 & £1210 Greyside
British Blue heifers – £1300, £1230 & £1200 Greyside
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £1145 Gilside
Hexham and Northern Marts sold 1779 Cast Ewes and Rams to a nice trade for the quality on show. However the leaner weathered types harder to shift.
Topping the sale at £268 was a Texel ewe from Messrs T Common & Son, Low Ardley. Not far behind at £258 was another Texel from Miss J Carins, Rouchester.
Also over the £250 mark was a pair at £252 from Messrs C Moralee & Son, Blackburn then one at £250 again from Low Ardley.
Suffolk cross ewes sold to £168 for a pair from Mr JRG Johnson, West Wharmley.
Blueface Leicester ewes sold to £158 from Messrs M & N Gray, Low Espley.
Mules sold to £128 from Messrs J Hunter & Son, The Steel.
The Steel also sold Blackface ewes to £105 for a pen of 7.
Please enter your sheep even if it is just a text by Thursday evening to Jack on 07739 440457.
Texel – £268 Low Ardley, £258 Rouchester, £252 Blackburn, £250 & £240 Low Ardley, £230 & £222 Rouchester, £218 & £210 Middle Mown Meadows
Texel x –£198 Middle Mown Meadows, £195 Rouchester, £190 Blackburn, £182 Comb Hills, £180 High Castle Dene, £175 Middle Mown Meadows, Low Espley & Nilston Rigg, £170 Middle Heads & Brownchesters,£165 Rouchester, £162 Hard Riding, £160 Little Whittington, £158 Low Ardley, £155 Linacres & High Castle Dene, £152 Settlingstones, £150 Thornbrough Farms, Well House Farm & Dovecote, £150 & £148 Middle Mown Meadows
Suffolk – £168 West Wharmley
Suffolk x – £148 Brokenheugh Farm, £144 Blackburn, £139 Saugh House, £132 Settlingstones, £129 Longwitton, Colepike, Thrunton & Middle Heads, £127 Hard Riding
Beltex-£142 Low Espley
Leicester-£158 Low Espley
Mule – £128 The Steel, £116 Whittingham Grange, £113 Halfway House Farm & Whittingham Grange, £112 Blackburn, £110 Settlingstones & High Eshells, £109 Little Whittongton Hall, Hard Riding, The Steel, Angerton Steads & Snitter Farm
Half Bred-£114 Brandon
Cheviot Mule-£93 Breckon Hill
Cross-£104 Donkin Rigg
Blackface – £105 The Steel, £91 Nilston Rigg
Swaledale – £65 Barker House, £58 Brownchesters
Cast Tups sold to a top of £180 twice firstly from Mr P Robson, Taylor Burn then from E C Hawksby, Greyswell Farm.
Texel – £180 Taylor Burn & Greys Well Farm, £166 High Castle Dene, £165 Camphill, £160 Armonside
Dutch Texel- £138 Edges Green
Beltex – £140 Edges Green
Leicester – £144 Little Harle, £140 Barker House
Blackface – £145 The Steel
Swaledale – £93 Lilswood Cottage
Hexham and Northern Marts sold a catalogued entry of 2709 Store Hoggs to a reduced trade with downturn in this week’s fat ring. A lot of inside fed and poorer quality lambs harder to place.
Topping the sale was a Texel at £110 from Kellett & Harrison, Errington who also sold hoggs to £109.
Also at £109 was a pair of Dutch Texel from Messrs BA & AM Storrow & Son, Willimoteswick.
A trio of Suffolks, topped at £108 from Mr JHC Campbell, Thrunton.
A trio of Blueface Leicester Hoggs sold to £101 from Messrs AG & D Bisset, Middle Dukesfield.
Entries to Jack on 07739 440457.
Texel x – £110 & £109 Errington (Kellett & Harrison) , £108 Butterknowes, £107 Black Callerton & Well House Farm, £106 Errington (Kellett & Harrison), £105 Thrunton, £104 Butterknowes & Errington Farm, £103 (x2) Butterknowes, £100 Black Callerton, Errington Red House & Closehead, £98 Errington (Kellett & Harrison), Halfway House (x2)& Hagwood
Suffolk x – £108 Thrunton, £105 Black Callerton, Sillywrea & Middle Horsleyhope, £103 Halfway House, £94 Settlingstones, £92 Sillywrea, £91.50 Middle Horsleyhope
Dutch Texel-£109 Willimoteswick
Beltex x – £104 Low Espley, £101 Low West House, £100 & £97 West Moorhouses, £96 & £95 (x2) Low Espley, £92 Low West House & West Moorhouses, £91 Low West House (x2) & West Moorhouses
Bleu de Maine-£85 Sillywrea
Leicester-£101 Middle Dukesfield
Mule – £79 Black Callerton, £78 Farneyshield, £77 Harsondale
Herdwick-£58 (x2)Middle Dukesfield- Lucy Herdman
Blackface – £85 Harsondale
Swaledale – £74 Westburnhope