The first sale after the Easter break saw an entry of 357 catalogued Store Cattle and Suckled Calves. The break for Easter meant purchasers were eager for all classes meaning a great trade throughout.
Older cattle once again cashed extremely easily and were amazingly dearer than they were before Easter. Topping the sale with an outstanding red Limousin cross steer at £2180 was the retiring Messrs S Weightman & Son, East Farm, Seaham, who very kindly donated all the proceeds of the steer to the Marie Curie Charity very kindly purchased by regular supporter Mr Ian Bowe, Quarry House. The same home also sold Limousin cross steers to £2120.
Messrs G R Scott & Son, Corneyside brought their usual quality home bred Limousin cross cattle and sold an outstanding pair of black steers to £2040.00.
Two further beasts met the £2000 mark, firstly a Charolais cross steer from Messrs Walker Bros, Satley and then just after a British blue cross steer from Mr John Coxon, Park Head.
Leading the heifer trade was Messrs Scott & Son, Corneyside who cashed Limousin crosses to £1930 and £1880.00.
Thick Blonde cross heifers from Messrs P & PM Walker, Houselop Grange sold to £1870.00 whilst a strong contingent of Parthenais cross heifers from Mr J Sisterson, Newlands Heugh peaked at £1820.00.
Even with it being a week before the designated native week, forward Angus heifers were in real demand and Mr Sisterson became the beneficiary and sold heifers to £1770.00 and £1720.00. Hereford cross heifers from Mr A Parker, High Wooley were in real demand and sold to £1600.00.
More older, forward stores can easily be sold here at Hexham with the trade seen with the older store cattle averaging a mesmerising £1468.38 throughout for both beef and dairy bred cattle.
Younger cattle saw a healthy lift on recent previous weeks with it becoming closer to turn out time. Topping the yearling cattle section was a great run of Angus cross beasts from Messrs F Hall & Sons, East Butsfield who sold heifers to £1600.00.
Ten-month-old Angus cross steers from J R Nevin & Son, Parkside sold to a high of £1350.00. Limousin cross steers of the same age from Messrs T Hutchinson & Sons, Lee Hall peaked at £1240.00 and £1230.00.
A reminder that included in next weeks sale is the monthly sale of Native Cattle. Auctioneers are keen for your entries. Please feel free to contact Chris on 07808721957 and Drew on 07854361967 on the office on Monday morning 01434 605444.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £2180 East Farm, £2040 & £1840 Corneyside, £1780 East Farm
South Devon x steers – £1470 Wingates Wholme
Angus x steers – £1520 Church Farm
Limousin x heifers – £1880 Corneyside
Parthenais x heifers –£1820 Newlands Haugh
Simmental x heifers – £1590 Bavington Hill Head
Blonde x heifers-£1870 Houselope Grange
Angus heifers-£1770 & £1720 Newlands Haugh
Angus x heifers – £1650 Newlands Haugh
Hereford x heifers-£1600 High Wooley
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers – £2120 East Farm, £1840 Park Head, £1750 East Farm, £1740 Park Head & East Farm, £1700 East Farm, £1620 Berry Edge, Park Head & East Farm, £1600 Berry Edge & Old Deanham
Charolais steers – £1680 Newlands Haugh, £1580 Hepscott Manor
Charolais x steers – £2000, £1860 (x2), £1840, £1820 & £1780 Satley Farm, £1620 Park Head
British Blue x steers – £2000 Park Head, £1780 & £1630 East Farm
Angus x steers – £1430 Brackenthwaite
Limousin x heifers – £1930 & £1710 Corneyside, £1510 & £1480 Old Deanham, £1470 Lunns House, £1450 & £1440 Old Deanham, £1420 Lunns House
Parthenais x heifers – £1780 (x2) Newlands Haugh
Blonde x heifers-£1640 Houselope Grange
Angus x heifers – £1440 & £1380 (x2) New Houses
Hereford x heifers – £1260 High Wooley
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers – £1640 Town Farm, £1630 Lee Hall, £1600 Kingswood, £1590 Quarry House, £1510 Lee Hall, £1500 Town Farm, £1460 East Farm, £1430 Town Farm, £1420 Intake Farm, £1410 Mains Rigg, £1400 Quarry House, Town Farm & Lee Hall (x2)
Charolais x steers – £1740, £1600 & £1560 Satley Farm
Angus steers – £1530, £1420, £1360, £1340 & £1320 Byerside
Angus x steers – £1560, £1540, £1500 & £1480 West Butsfield, £1470, £1440 (x2) & £1410 East Butsfield
Limousin x heifers – £1570 Quarry House, £1540 Lunns House, £1440 Tanfield Lane £1420 Todhillwood, £1400 Tanfield Lane, £1390 Baal Hill, £1380 Tanfield Lane, £1330 Baal Hill, £1300 & £1280 Grindon Hill, £1270 Baal Hill, £1260 Longlea
Blonde x heifers-£1680 & £1500 Houselope Grange
Angus x heifers – £1600 & £1320 East Butsfield, £1250 East Butsfield & Needless Hall, £1140 East Butsfield, £1090 Parkside & £1080 Needless Hall
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £1240 & £1230 Lee Hall, £1120 Lee Hall, £1110 (x2) Burnbank, £1100 Kingswood, £1095 Parkside, £1090 Lee Hall
Angus x steers – £1350 Parkside, £1260 Harnham Hall, £1200 (x2) & £1190 Parkside
Hexham and Northern Marts sold 696 Cast Ewes & Rams to a tremendous trade with a ring full of buyers.
Today was the day the Mart Records were broken in the Cast Sheep ring.
Taking top spot were a trio of Texel Ewes at £298 from Messrs W H Davison, Lough Green.
Suffolk cross ewes sold to £195 for a pair from Messrs T Hetherington, Old Hall, Penrith.
Messrs R E Charlton & Son, East Newham, topped the Mules with a pen of five at £156. Not far behind at £154 was a pen of nine strong Mules from Messrs Lewis Forster & Son, West Nubbock.
A pair of Blackface ewes sold to £122 from J R F Pattinson & Son, Hotbank.
Please remember to enter your ewes, a text will do. Jack 07739 440457
Texel – £298 Lough Green, £250 Greys Well & West Nubbock, £220 West Nubbock
Texel x – £190 Town Farm, £182 Armonside, £180 Town Farm & Barr Hill, £178 Longhurst & Tedcastle, £175 West Nubbock, £172 Low West House, £170 West Nubbock, £169 Loadman, £168 Old Hall & Low Eshells, £167 Little Whittington, £166 Rowley, £165 Crescent Farm & Watch Hill
Blue Texel-£170 Broomhall
Suffolk – £195 Old Hall
Suffolk x –£182 Old Hall, £180 Saugh House & Broomhall, £170 Old Hall, £165 East Newham, £160 Little Whittington, £158 Old Hall & Greyside, £156 Old Hall
Beltex x –£150 Low West House, £146 Bavington Hill Head
Leicester- £184 & £156 West Nubbock, £145 White House Farm
Cheviot – £110 Westwood Farm
Cheviot Mule – £150 Armonside, £140 Bavington Hill Head
Mule – £156 East Newham, £154 West Nubbock, £145 East Newham, £143 Old Hall, £140 Chesterwood, £139 Little Whittington, £138 Tedcastle, £135 Greyside, £130 Nilston Rigg, East Flass & Westwood, £129 Armond Carr, £128 Black Callerton, £125 Armond Carr
Romney-£114 Baar Hill
Blackface – £122 Hotbank, £120 West Nubbock, £114 Nilston Rigg
Swaledale – £76 Hawksteel, £74 Marwood Grange& White House Farm, £71 Broadgates, £70 Loadman
Cast Tups sold to a spirited bidding topping at £175 for a Bluefaced Leicester from Mr R E E Robson, Alenheads.
Texel – £158 Saugh House
Leicester – £175 Allenheads Farm
Swaledale – £96 Rattenraw
Hexham and Northern Marts sold 1108 Store Hoggs to a complete flyer averaging £100.70 with 478 Horned Hill & Mule Hoggs included.
Topping the sale was a pair of Texel Hoggs at £171 from J R Lawson, Crescent Farm.
Suffolk Hoggs peaked at £124 on three occasions from Mr R H Frater, Moorlaws, Mr R E E Robson, Allenheads and Mr M Linklater , Garden House.
Mules topped at £128 for a pen of 14 from Messrs D & K M Dixon, Chattlehope House.
A pen of fifty Cheviot Hoggs made a return of £120 from Mr Thomas Hammond, Flotterton, with Mr R H Frater also topping at £120.
Blackface Hoggs sold to £113 for a pen of thirty from Cheesebrough & Son Ltd, Buildings Farm.
Swales sold to £112 for two pens from Messrs K & S M Johnson, Wolf Hills.
Entries to Jack on 07739 440457 and Harrison on 07895 761102
Texel x –,£171 Crescent Farm, £150 Crescent Farm £148 Riding Farm, £137 Greyside Farm & West End Farm, £135 Ochrelands, £130 East Newham £124 Garden House& Hawksteel, £123 High Shipley, £122 Stoop Rigg & Riding Farm, £118 Armonside & Barracks
Suffolk x – £124 Moorlaws, Allenheads & Garden House, £121 Garden House, £119 Greyside Farm, £115 Moorlaws, £113 Cooper House
Beltex x-£116 Barr Hill
North Country Cheviot-£120 & £110 Flotterton
South Country Cheviot-£120 Moorlaws
Mule – £128 Chattlehope House, £126 Hawksteel, £121 Barr Hill, £120 Stoop Rigg & Moorlaws
Easycare-£97 Milfield Demesne
Blackface – £113, £108 & £98 Buildings Farm, £97 Hotbank & Riding Farm, £96 Stoop Rigg
Swaledale – £112 (x2) Wolf Hills