Hexham Auction Mart
Hexham And Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 388 Store Cattle & Suckled Calves, an entry which was predominantly made up of yearling cattle. Trade maintained the previous week’s high rates leaving all vendors extremely satisfied with their days trading.
Older, forward stores met a slightly sharper trade this week. Yearling cattle that would be suitable to turn out to grass continue to be in great demand and easily sold.
Top prices on the day were dominated by an outstanding run of Limousin cross steers aged twelve to fourteen months from brothers Frank & Reg Simpson, Square House. This terrific run peaked at £1990.00 for a fourteen-month-old whilst others sold to £1940.00 & £1900.00 leaving the brothers from Quebec a healthy average of £1770.00.
Another band of brothers saw healthy returns for their Limousin cross bred cattle, this time is was the Burns from Grange Houses who sold another fourteen-month-old steer to £1970.00.
Leading the heifer trade was a Pure British Blue from Mr R Carr, Little Bavington Farm which cashed at £1940.00. Not far behind at £1900.00 was a twenty-one-month-old Charolais cross heifer consigned by Mr W R Webster, East Plenmellor Farm.
As previously mentioned, weaned calves and yearling cattle met a great trade once again with plenty of purchasers still looking to acquire cattle to put to grass.
Mr J P & F Scott, Westburnhope received a terrific trade for their yearling Limousin cross steers and heifers, raised well above the heather line which achieved an eye watering £1800.00 for steers and £1520.00 for heifers leaving an outstanding average of £1447 for the 10 presented.
A marvelous run of 10–12-month Limousin cross steers and heifers were presented by Mr J E Carruthers, Silloans from the top of the Otterburn ranges and sold to a high of £1570.00 for heifers and £1550.00 for steers leaving a very healthy average of £1372 for the 29 forward.
Messrs MD & J Stobbs, High Dalton brought their usual stamp of quality weaned calves and sold a pair of 11-month-old Limousin cross heifers to £1570.00.
Angus bred cattle were once again in high demand here at Hexham, and even selling at the end of the sale, Messrs Featherwood Ptrs, Featherwood sold 11-month-old heifers to £1340.00.
Dairy bred, British Blue yearling bulls consigned by Messrs Gilhespy, Tedcastle went on to cash at £1160.
We are now seeking more young bulls on a weekly basis to fulfill current buyers’ demands.
Please call our auctioneers over the weekend with entries or the office by 10am for cataloguing.
We would like to invite all our loyal customers to our stand at the Country Show tomorrow (Saturday 27th May) for food and refreshments.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1760, £1690 & £1640 Lunns House, £1560 White House
Charolais x steers – £1610 White House
Wagyu x steers – £1330 Fairley
Angus x steers – £1770, £1760 & £1690 Fairley
Limousin x heifers – £1580 Lunns House
British Blue x heifers – £1410 Lee Hall
South Devon x heifers – £1420 Bingfield Combe
Angus x heifers – £1420, £1400 & £1360 Fairley
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers – £1380 Wingates South
Charolais x steers – £1420 (x2) & £1400 (x2) East Plenmeller
British Blue x steers – £1380, £1370 & £1320 Rennys Barn
Limousin x heifers – £1550 & £1520 Lunns House, £1500 Rawfoot, £1420 & £1300 Lunns House, £1290 Silloans
Charolais x heifers – £1900 East Plenmeller
Wagu x heifers – £1160 Burnhill
Angus x heifers – £1430 Fairley, £1390, £1340 & £1290 Redesmouth
Simmental x heifers – £1390 Burnhill
British Blue heifers – £1940 Little Bavington
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers – £1990 Square House, £1970 Grange House, £1940, £1900 & £1880 Square House, £1800 Square House & Westburnhope, £1790 (x2) & £1770 Square House, £1660 Allenshields & Westburnhope, £1620 Wingates South, £1550 Silloans, £1540 Grange House & Silloans (x2)
Angus x steers – £1310 & £1260 Elilaw
British Blue steers – £1160 Tedcastle, £1140 Hammershield
Simmental steers – £1310 (x2), £1210, £1190 & £1180 (x2) Hartley West
Saler x steers – £1300 White House
Limousin x heifers – £1680 Grange House, £1570 Silloans & High Dalton, £1550 Grange House & Comb Hills, £1520 Westburnhope, £1500 Silloans, £1490 High Dalton, £1410 Allenshields & Lee Hall, £1400 Lee Hall, £1370 Armond Carr, £1350 Cornhills & Lee Hall, £1330 Allenshields, £1300 Allenshields & Low Acton, £1290 Copper House & Tedcastle
Charolais x heifers – £1110 Copper House
British Blue heifers – £1290 Silloans
Angus heifers – £1090 Monkridge Hill
Angus x heifers – £1340 Featherwood, £1270 Redesmouth, £1260 Monkridge Hill, £1220 Kirkley Dam, £1180, £1100 & £1090 Elilaw, £1080 West Shields
Simmental x heifers – £1140 Hartley West
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £1310 Greenchesters, £1285 Silloans, £1270 Greenchesters, £1210 Little Bavington, £1200 & £1180 Low Carriteth, £1140 Brear Cottage, £1130 Glendue, £1100 Silloans
British Blue x steers – £1340 Little Bavington
Angus x steers – £1000 Greenchesters
Limousin x heifers – £1070 Low Cariteth
Angus x heifers – £1010 Greenchesters
An increased number of 752 Ewes and Rams forward this week, although a very mixed show met a good trade for all classes to a top of £204 for a pair of Dutch Texel Ewes from Burntongues.
Texel cross Ewes exceeded the £200 barrier from Messrs J T Nixon & Sons Ltd, Stotsfold who sold ewes to £203.
Messrs G S Dodds & Son, Delight Farm sold a pair of Suffolk cross Ewes to £170.
A pen of tremendous Mule Ewes topped the class from Messrs Charlton, East Newham selling to £140 and a pen of 12 terrific Blackface Ewes from Shitlington Hall topping at £119.
Dutch Texel-£204 Burntongues
Texel – £202 Stotsfold
Texel x – £198 St Oswalds, £193 Low West House (Ben Cowton), £170 Yetlington Lane, £168 St Oswalds & Low West House, £166 Springwell Cottage & Lynesack, £162 Little Brampton, £158 East Newham & Thornton Tower, £153 Burntongues, £152 St Oswalds, £151 Springwell Cottage, £150 East Newham
Suffolk x – £170 Delight Farm, £164 Sunniside & Fitches Grange, £156 St Oswalds & Delight Farm, £154 Sunniside, £152 Low West House
Charollais x – £164 Sunniside, £150 & £148 Fitches Grange
Beltex-£180 Low West House (Ben Cowton), £175 Low West House
Beltex x-£120 Little Swinburne
Cheviot – £119 & £119 Crowhall
Cheviot Mule – £146 Lynesack
Leicester-£144 Shitlington Hall, £138 Nookton
Mule – £140 East Newham, £138 Delight Farm, £136 Shitlington Hall, £130 East Newham & Lynesack, £124 Low Eshells, £122 Kellah Farm, £121 Hareshaw Allotments, £120 Delight Farm
Kerry Hill-£122 Delight Farm
Blackface – £119 Shitlington Hall, £116 Kellah Farm, £115 Closehead, £109 Rattenraw, £105 Birtleyshield
Swaledale – £79 Little Swinburne, £76 The Deans
Three tremendous Leicester Tups from Messrs M G Robson & Son, Hole Farm realized £203. Not far behind was a big Texel Tup from Rusheylaw which went on to sell for a straight £200.
Texel – £200 Rusheylaw, £180 Low Eshells, £175 Burnbank
Beltex – £145 Burnbank
Leicester – £203 Hole Farm, £195 Rusheylaw, £180 Crowhall
Dutch Texel- £150 Burntongues
Blackface – £146 Rusheylaw, £130 Kellah Farm
Swaledale – £118 Nookton
A small show of 223 hoggs were a terrific trade selling to a top of £176 for a pen of Texel crosses from Messrs Henderson, Burntongues and at £172 from Messrs Longlands, Rusheylaw
A tremendous pen of 19 Suffolk cross Hoggs from C W Gray & Sons, Low Hall made £166 with the same home having Texel crosses also at £154.
Mule hoggs realized £138 from Mr S Urwin, Matfen High House.
Hill Sheep topped at £137 for a pair of Blackfaces from Thornton Tower, while Swales peaked at £136 for a penful from Lilswood Cottage
Texel x –£176 Burntongues, £172 Rusheylaw, £160 Matfen High House, £158 St Oswalds & Little Swinburne, £156 St Oswalds, £154 Low Hall, £150 Burntongues, £146 Matfen High House, £144 Broom House, £142 Little Swinburne & Burntongues, £140 Fairshaw Crescent & Thornton Tower
Suffolk x – £166 Low Hall, £148 Fitches Grange £131 Sunniside
Dutch Texel x-£136 Burntongues
Leicester-£144 Thornley Hall, £136 Nookton
Mule – £138 Matfen High House
Blackface –£137 Thornton Tower, £130 Closehead & Birtleyshield, £123 Closehead, £116 Featherwood & Closehead
Swaledale – £136 Lilswood Cottage, £120 Waterloo Farm