Store Cattle & Store Sheep

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held its last weekly sale of June with a catalogued entry of 111 store cattle and suckled calves. An extremely mixed show of cattle this week with more dairy bred sorts forward this week which met a good trade for the quality on offer, especially the plainer feeding cattle.

Leading the trade again this week with well fleshed Angus cross steers from G Roddam & Partners selling to £1930 (twice) and others to £1900.00. Heading “East Bound and Down” once again and to take full advantage of the great service provided here at Hexham was SWS Agri Services, Carlisle who brought another grand run of dairy bred, Angus and Blue forward stores which peaked at £1800.00.

Coquet Valley producers, Messrs AJ & T Snaith, Great Tosson led the heifer trade with well fleshed Angus heifers peaking at £1700.00.

The handful of stirks forward this week once again sold very well with plenty of potential purchasers ringside to provide a sharp trade with yearling beasts from R W Arthur, Hudspeth selling exceptionally well once again with year old Limousin cross steers selling to £1160 twice.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1470 & £1320 Settlingstones

Angus steers – £1760 Arnold House

Angus x steers – £1930 (x2) & £1900 Black Carts, £1800 Black Carts & Arnold House

Hereford x steers – £1610 Arnold House

Luing x steers – £1770 Blackcarts

Angus x heifers – £1640 & £1420 Great Tosson

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1580 Low Stokoe

Welsh Black x steers – £1410 Arnold House

British Blue x steers – £1580 & £1560 Arnold House

Angus x steers – £1650 & £1640 Arnold House

Hereford x steers – £1490 Arnold House

Limousin x heifers – £1590, £1560 & £1400 East Newham

Angus x heifers – £1700, £1480 & £1390 Great Tosson

 Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1580 & £1460 White House, £1400 Low Stokoe, £1350, £1270 & £1220 Featherwood, £1200 Low Stokoe, £1160 Hudspeth (x2), White House & Featherwood

Angus x steers – £980 Hedley West

Simmental x steers – £1410, £1320, £1240 & £1210 (x2) Hartley West

Limousin x heifers – £1500, £1460 & £1380 Grange House, £1340 East Matfen, £1320 Grange House, £1300 & £1200 East Matfen

Simmental x heifers – £1170 Hartley West (x2)

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1160 White House

Simmental x steers – £1000 Hartley West

Cast Ewes

Cast Ewes sold to a very strong trade for 380 forward.

Topping the sale at £220 was a trio of Beltex Ewes from Mr J J & J M Sanders, Bavington Hill Head.

Suffolk x ewes sold to £188 from Messrs J Leiper & Sons, Black Heddon.

A huge easy care ewe sold to £186 from Messrs K Smith & Sons, East Greenridge.

Bluefaced Leicesters sold to £178 from Mr D Collingwood, Intake.

Mules sold to £148 for a pen of 11 from Chipchase Farms Ltd, Blackhill Farm.

Blackface ewes sold to £128 from Mr B J Haigh, Breckon Hill.

Entries to

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Harrison 07895 761102

Neil 07955 268459

Leading prices;

Texel – £190 Townfoot

Texel x – £194 East Greenridge, £176 Black Heddon, £174 East Greenridge, £170 Townfoot & Steel Hall, £164 East Greenridge, £158 East Greenridge & The Tofts

Beltex – £220 Bavington Hill Head

Suffolk – £188 High Keenley Fell

Suffolk x – £188 Black Heddon, £180 Steel Hall, £172 Black Heddon, £170 Steel Hall

Cheviot Mule – £150 Rattenraw

Mule – £148 Chipchase, £145 West Shields, £142 Black Heddon, £139 Longwitton, £138 Intake

Blackface – £128 Hightown

Leicester – £178 Intake

Easycare – £186 East Greenridge

South Down – £141 Steel Hall

Cast Tups

A very small number of tups forward sold to £162 for a Blue Faced Leicester from Mr D Collingwood, Intake Farm.

Leicester – £162 Intake

Store Hoggs

A mixed show of Store Hoggs sold to a grand trade topping at £191 for 6 Texel x hoggs from A S Whitfield, High Castle Dene.

Leading prices;

Texel – £191 & £188 High Castle Dene

Texel x – £178 Bavington Hill Head, £158 & £145 East Greenridge

Cheviot – £106 Burn House

Mule – £160 & £148 East Greenridge

Blackface – £120 Greenleas

Swaledale – £116 Rattenraw

Leicester – £140 Intake

Herdwick – £80 Burn House