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Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 18th January 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their third sale of 2019 and conducted their inaugural ‘New Year’ prize show of store cattle which was kindly sponsored by Blackshaws Mitsubishi dealership of Alnwick and Morpeth and the company are delighted to receive their generous support for this new show venture.
Presiding as joint judges on the day were respected local cattleman Mr Frank Robson, South Farm Ryal who was ably assisted by his grandson Mr Lewis Wood on his first venture into the realm of show cattle judging.
A quality entry of both older sorts and younger yearling types were presented before the judges in age determined classes and both gentlemen approached their task with due consideration and professionalism
The classes for steers and heifers over eighteen months of age were the first to be judged and these were dominated by a smart pen of cattle: the first ever to be bred at home by the fledgling commercial suckler herd of Messrs Watson, Holywell Farms Ltd, Newcastle, that took all three rosettes in the steer class as well as second and third in the heifer line-up, beaten only by a well-bred and shapely ginger Charolais cross heifer from William Hall, New Houses, Hallington.

Greater numbers of cattle under eighteen months were brought out and the offerings in these classes were very level throughout.  Working swiftly and diligently the judges aligned their opinions and favoured red Limousin cross cattle in both the steer and heifer classes as outlined below;

Prize Show

Best Steer Over 18 Months   1st Church Farm
                                               2nd Church Farm
                                               3rd Church Farm
Best Heifer Over 18 Months  1st Hallington New Houses
                                                2nd Church Farm
                                                3rd Church Farm

Best Steer Under 18 Months  1st High Lovelady Shield
                                                2nd High Lovelady Shield
                                                3rd Bog Hall
Best Heifer Under 18 Months 1st Bog Hall
                                                2nd Glower Oer Him
                                                3rd East Unthank

From the four class winners the judges selected the younger bullock as their Overall Champion; the superb thirteen month old, red, 7/8 bred Limousin cross steer by a homebred Limousin bull from Messrs Athey, High Lovelady Shield, Alston, Cumbria which stood with a sharp, sparky outlook at the front and a pronounced, shapely rear end to match. 

Staying true to type it was the first prize heifer from Messrs Robinson, Bog Hall that the judges awarded Reserve Champion rosette and this one, also a red Limousin at a year old was typical of the stamp that the Capheaton based family present in the show and sale tings at Hexham on a regular basis.

The Champion and Reserve were brought forward to the sale ring at Mid-day and with very little to choose between them it was perhaps then fitting that both sold, after some competitive bidding for the same price of £1200 with both going home to Ryal with the judges on the day.

Outwith the show a sound entry of 536 catalogued head were presented with trade in general marginally easier on the week.  The best end of stronger, older types however maintained the levels seen over the past two weeks with the sale peaking at £1425 for the first prize steer over 18 months of age from Shaun Watson & Family, Holywell Farms, Newcastle.  This Limousin cross steer, along with the second dearest on the day at £1380 were amongst a pen full from Messrs Watson that were their first home-bred store cattle to be sold from their newly formed suckler cow herd; a great start to say the least.
Including the monthly special sale for native breed cattle this week saw an entry of over 120 of these types and fitting perhaps then that the top price native beast was an Angus steer from John Miller, Airy Holm which scaled to £1350 and sold just before the dearest heifer on the day, also an Angus with tremendous shape levelled at £1330 for Mr Miller to confirm the success of his shift from continental sires to The Black Angus within his Kiln Pit Hill based herd.

Dominating the entry of younger yearling cattle was the lorry load brought the short distance to Hexham from Newbrough by Messrs Walton, Greyside which peaked at 1230 for a strong Simmental cross steer with shape and many more selling into the high eleven hundreds to average £1164 for 12 steers and £1067 for 9 heifer sisters at thirteen months of age. 

With the first signs of typical winter weather making an appearance anyone thinking of marketing store cattle to conserve precious fodder for cows and ewes are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to advise the best route to market by which to maximise your returns.

Leading prices; 

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1295 & £1160 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1325 Dovecote, £1240 Luns House, £1205 East Uppertown & Farnamullan

Limousin x heifers - £1330 Airy Holm, £1105 & £1065 (x2) Farnamullan

Angus x steers - £1260 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £1180 Bunker Hill, £1045 Byreside, £980 Peddar Hill

Shorthorn steers - £1000 Peddar Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1290 Lough Green, £1260 Rare Dean, £1180, £1170 & £1165 Hay A Park, £1160 Rare Dean & Farnamullan, £1145 & £1110 Springwell, £1090 Hay A Park & Farnamullan, £1060 & £1050 (x2) Hay A Park

Charolais x heifers – £1245 & £1150 Farnamullan, £1110 (x2) Hallington New Houses, £1105 Farnamullan, £1040 Hallington New Houses, £1000 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1425 & £1380 Church Farm, £1355 Lough Green, £1265 West Kirkheaton, £1260 Luns House (x2), £1245 Nunwick, £1240 Church Farm & Highwood, £1230 Armond Carr & Luns House, £1215 Lough Green, £1210 Kirkley March, Highwood & Nunwick, £1200 Highwood & Nunwick (x2), £1190 Kirkley March & Camphill, £1185 Kirkley March, £1180 Farnamullan, £1170 Church Farm, Kirkley March & Highwood, £1150 East Uppertown & Nunwick, £1140 Church Farm & Armond Carr, £1135 Dovecote, £1130 Highwood, £1105 Greyside, £1100 Luns House, Hay A Park, Kirkley March & Linacres, £1095 Low Eshells, £1080 Highwood

Limousin x heifers – £1270 & £1265 Church Farm, £1205 Luns House, £1080 Church Farm & Camphill, £1075 Greyside, £1070 Church Farm, £1055 Armond Carr & Camphill, £1050 Lee Hall & High Lovelady Shield, £1045 Sweethope, £1040 Luns House, £1025 Farnamullan, £1020 Luns House, £1015 Lee Hall

British Blue x steers - £1265 & £1255 Lough Green, £1200 & £1055 West Kirkheaton, £1000 Camphill

British Blue x heifers – £1055 & £985 Camphill

Simmental x steers – £1175 Springwell, £1130 Hay A Park, £1100 Springwell

Simmental x heifers – £950 Springwell

Angus x steers -£1350 Airy Holm, £1300 Newlands Haugh & Springwell, £1295 Aydonshields, £1280 Newlands Haugh, £1270 Aydonshields & Springwell, £1240 & £1230 Airy Holm, £1200 Aydonshields & Springwell, £1190 & £1180 Airy Holm, £1145 Hallington New Houses, £1060 Allendale Farm, £1020 Lee Hall

Angus x heifers – £1145 & £1070 Airy Holm, £1040 Bunker Hill, £980 Airy Holm

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1180 Hay A Park, £1055 Peddar Hill

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1020 Peddar Hill

Shorthorn steers - £1185, £1105, £1070 & £1010 Hay A Park

Hereford x steers - £1200 Newlands Haugh, £1150 Church Farm, £1120 Peddar Hill, £950 Highwood

Luing steers - £850 & £840 The Lampert

Luing heifers - £850 (x2) & £830 Blueburn

Holstein Friesian steers - £880 Church Farm

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1085 Cooper House, £975 High Trewhitt

Charolais x heifers - £1000 Springwell, £990 Cooper House

Limousin x steers – £1200 High Lovelady Shield, £1195, £1190 & £1185 Greyside, £1180 Nunwick, £1170, £1160 & £1145 Greyside, £1140, £1120 (x2), £1110 & £1105 High Lovelady Shield, £1095 Old Ravensworth, £1085 High Lovelady Shield, £10710 Old Ravensworth, £1060 Nunwick, Brokenheugh, High Lovelady Shield & Allenshields, £1050 Hawksteel, £1040 & £1030 Old Ravensworth, £1000 Lee Hall (x2) & High Trewhitt, £990 Lee Hall, £980 High Lovelady Shield

Limousin x heifers – £1200 Bog Hall, £1170 High Lovelady Shield & Allenshields, £1115 Allenshields, £1090 Greyside & Glower Oer Him, £1080 Greyside & High Lovelady Shield, £1070 Greyside, £1035 Stotsfold, £1010 Brokenheugh, £995 Agars Hill & Hawksteel, £990 (x2) Brokenheugh, £980 Brokenheugh, Greyside & Stotsfold

British Blue x steers – £1060 & £975 Nunwick, £950 East Unthank

Simmental x steers – £1230 & £1170 Greyside

Angus x steers – £1020 Partridge Nest, £1015 Partridge Nest & Tursdale House (x2), £1005 Brackenthwaite, £1000 Partridge Nest, £990 & £975 Tursdale House

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £960 Bog Hall, £950 Hawksteel, £910 Bog Hall & Hawksteel

Limousin x heifers – £905 Baal Hill

British Blue x steers – £955 & £930 East Unthank

British Blue x heifers – £965 East Unthank

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Slightly more ewes forward this week that attracted more buyers ringside, making trade brisk.
Heavy ewes in line with other centers this week and slightly easier but leaner ewes, and cast tups especially, easily cashed.
Two pens shared the top spot this week with Suffolk x ewes from Mr A Patterson, Wallhouses and Dutch Texel ewes from M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill both selling for £104
Cast rams sold to £100 from M/s M&D Walton, Gleedlee

Texel - £100 Gleedlee, £90 Nilston Rigg, £86 & £79 Haining Head, £75 & £69 Rowley

Texel x – £94 Longshaws & Agars Hill, £90 Brinkburn Newhouses, £89 South Hallington, £87 Longshaws, £86 Nilston Rigg & Whitshields, £85 Nilston Rigg & Longshaws, £81 Normans Riding, £80 South Hallington, Longshaws, Derecroft & Shaftoe Moor, £78 Salmonswell & Whitshields, £77 Lee Hall, £76 Brokenheugh & Merryshields, £75 Agars Hill

Dutch Texel x - £104, £98 & £93 Agars Hill

Suffolk - £83 Haining Head

Suffolk x – £104 Wallhouses, £93 Brinkburn Newhouses, £89 Moorlaws, £87 Longshaws, £82 Brinkburn Newhouses, £78 Nilston Rigg, £77 China Hall, £76 Wallhouses, £75 White House

Leicester -£64 Gleedlee

Hampshire x - £74 (x2) & £72 Derecroft

Cheviot x – £59 Thornbrough, £56 Laings Hill

Mule – £73 Wallhouses, £71 Agars Hill, £69 Whitshields, £67 Nilston Rigg & Agars Hill, £66 Brokenheugh & South Hallington, £64 Ridley Farm, £63 Brokenheugh, £60 Longshaws, £59 Whitshields & Normans Riding, £58 White House Matfen & Milbourne Town Farm, £57 Nilston Rigg, Brinkburn Newhouses, Salmonswell, East Cocklaw, Shaftoe Moor & Lee Hall, £56 Nilston Rigg, Haggwood, Stone Stile, Throstle Nest & China Hall, £55 Throstle Nest

Blackface – £59 Whitshields, £53 Nilston Rigg, £52 Pundershaw, £51 Black Heddon, £49 Nilston Rigg

Swaledale – £30 Gleedlee, £22 Nookton

Store Hoggs

A plainer show of 2974 catalogued store hoggs this week.  Larger hoggs would be slightly easier on the week but good farming hoggs still met a good trade again and in demand at Hexham, with potential purchasers coming from all parts of the UK.
Sale was topped for a pen of Texel tup hoggs from Mrs BD Milburn, Butterknowes, Longframlington selling for £95
Good farming hoggs would be sold to rates of £72-£75 with longer keeping sorts £58-£62
Again more hoggs needed next week to meet buyers demand., entries to Drew 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel x – £95 Butterknowes, £90 Shaw Wood & Willimoteswick, £89 Bensons Fell, £88.50 Comb Hills, £87.50 Edlingham Moor, £86 Thockrington & Cockhall, £84 Thockrington, Bensons Fell, Butterknowes & Slaterfield Fell, £83 Bensons Fell, £82 Throstle Nest, £81.50 Blackburn, £81 Bensons Fell & Wylam Sheep Farm, £80 Cockhall (x2), Hedley Park, Butterknowes (x2) & Highwood (x2), £79.50 High Warden, £79 Milbourne Town Farm, £78.50 High Warden, Hedley Park & Ochrelands, £78 Brixter Hill, Throstle Nest & Edlingham Moor, £77 Moorlaws, Butterknowes, Bellshiel & Normans Riding, £76 Cockhall, Waite Farm & Town Farm Milbourne

Dutch Texel x - £89.50, £85, £83.50 & £82.50 Willimoteswick

Suffolk - £87 Brinkburn Newhouses

Suffolk x – £85 Yetlington Lane, £84.50 Thockrington (x2), £82 Brixter Hill & Duddo Hill, £81 South Hallington, £80 Rowley & Haining Head, £78.50 Brinkburn Newhouses, £78 Yetlington Lane, £76.50 Fairley, £76 Brixter Hill, Rowley & Wallhouses, £75.50 Duddo Hill, Fairley & Piatroon, £75 Black Hedley, Allenheads Farm, Heugh Farm & Piatroon

Charollais x – £87 Holling Hill, £78 Middle Coldcotes, £75.50 & £74 Middle Heugh

Beltex x - £87, £84 & £83.50 Throstle Nest, £83 East House

Leicester - £66 Holling Hill

Shropshire - £77 East Cocklaw

Lleyn - £71 Middle Heugh, £67.50 & £63.50 (x2) Netherton Northside

Vendeen - £66 & £65 (x2) Coltpark

Cheviot x - £74 Low Greenley Cleugh & Bellshiel, £72.50, £63 & £61 South Colwell

Mule – £72 Causey Burn & Highwood, £69 Sunderland Cleugh, £68 Coltpark & Woodhouse, £67 Heugh Farm, £66 Highwood, £64 Bridgeford, £63 Holling Hill, £60 Edlingham Moor

Blackface – £81 Shitlington Hall, £62 & £51 Holling Hill, £49.50 Shitlington Hall, £47 Bridgeford, £46 Hareshaw, £42 Bellshiel

Swaledale - £42.50 & £37.50 Broadgates

Herdwick - £62 Comb Hills, £46 Hill Top

Crossbred – £85.50 Butterknowes, £78 Bellshiel, £75 Middle Coldcotes, £74.50 & £70 Yetlington Lane, £66.50 Waite Farm

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 15th January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Another nice show of butchers’ heifers that topped at 227.5ppk from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Limousin Heifers – £1282.89 & £1188.15 Nunwick, £960.28 Salmonswell

223.5p & 222.5p Nunwick, 177.5p Salmonswell

Charolais Heifers – £1335.43, £1281.14 & £1242.06 Flotterton, 227.5p, 191.5p & 190.5p Flotterton

OTM

More cows forward again this week that met a slightly dearer trade.  There was once again a full ringside of buyers that are keen for cows and more could easily have been sold.
Sale was topped by a Limousin x cow from M/s D&J Sedgewick that realised £1208.24
The highest pence per kilo cow came from M/s AE&NG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law who sold a great Limousin x cow for b178.5ppk

Limousin – £1208.24 Errington Red House, £1194.23 Middle Heads, £1139.77 Grange House, £1094.34 Ingoe Low Hall, £1057.40 Low West House, £1015.15 Warksfield Head, £1013.88 Low West House, £998.07 Cornhills, £983.48 West Nubbock, £903.96 Nunwick, £851.73 Low West House

178.5p Low West House, 161.5p Cornhills, 155.5p Low West House, 153.5p Middle Heads, 149.5p Ingoe Low Hall, 146.5p Grange House, 139.5p Nunwick, 133.5p Low West House, 129.5p Errington Red House, 128.5p Warksfield Head, 119.5p Nunwick & Salmonswell (x2), 117.5p Nunwick & West Nubbock, 116.5p West Nubbock, 115.5p Colwell Demesne, 109.5p Stone Stile

Limousin (Male) - £1132.88 Yatesfield, £1038.38 Bellshiel, £908.15 Spittalshield

132.5p Yatesfield, 108.5p Spittalshield, 106.5p Bellshiel

Charolais - £1179.70 West Nubbock, £1094.08 Errington Red House
 
131.5p Errington Red House, 125.5p West Nubbock

Angus -£1093.49 West Shields, £1023.05 The Tofts, £980.59 Bellingham Demesne, £854.10 Yatesfield, £843.75 Gleedlee

135.5p West Shields, 123.5p Bellingham Demesne, 120.5p The Tofts, 115.5p Yatesfield, 112.5p Gleedlee, 109.5p Yatesfield, 107.5p Ingoe Low Hall

British Blue – £981.06 & 124.5p West Nubbock

Blonde- £952.88 & £884.73 Colepike

115.5p (x2) Colepike

Beef Shorthorn - £844.44 & 113.5p West Shields

Hereford - £1062.60 Grange House, £829.55 The Brigg

126.5p Grange House, 117.5p The Brigg

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

More hoggs forward on the week but another decent show.  Heavier hoggs slightly less but export types and handier weights good to sell resulting in a very similar average on the week and selling to 250p from Kellah.

Texel x – £105 Baal Hill & Kellah, £102.50 Kellah, £97.50 Watch Currock (x2), £96 Great Bavington, £95 Tenter House & Watch Currock, £94 Low West House & Kellah, £93.50 Low West House (x2) & Watch Currock, £93 Aydonshields & Little Swinburne, £92.50 Tenter House & Low Staples, £92 Baal Hill & Little Swinburne, £91.50 Matfen High House, £91 Hedley Park & Kellah, £90.50 Kellah, £90 Aydonshields, Low Ardley (x2), Little Swinburne, Watch Currock & Kellah (x2), £89.50 Tenter House & West Shields, £89 Aydonshields, Low Staples & Palm Strothers, £88.50 Tenter House, Low Eshells & Springwell Cottage (x3), £88 Tenter House, Low Eshells (x2), Springwell Cottage, Hedley Park (x2), Morrowfield & West Shields, £87.50 Bingfield East Quarter (x2), Springwell Cottage (x2), Watch Currock (x2), Old Town & Palm Strothers

250p Kellah, 235.1p Low Ardley, 235p Kellah, 231.9p Low West House, 230.8p Low Ardley, 224.4p Little Swinburne, 223.8p Low West House, 223.7p Low Eshells, 223.2p Matfen High House, 222.8p Kellah, 222.6p (x2) Low West House, 222.5p Palm Strothers, 221.4p Little Swinburne, 220.2p Tenter House, 219.5p Kellah, 218.2p Great Bavington, 217.1p Low Staples, 216.7p Watch Currock, 215.9p Tenter House, 213.4p Bingfield East Quarter, 211.9p & 211.4p Aydonshields, 209.5p West Shields & Hedley Park, 209.3p Little Swinburne, 208.3p Bingfield East Quarter, 204p Low Staples, 203.5p Springwell Cottage, 203.1p Watch Currock, 202.4p Low West House, 201.3p Bingfield East Quarter, 201.1p Low Staples, 200p Low Ardley, 198.9p Springwell Cottage, 197.7p Low Eshells, 197.6p Palm Strothers, 197.4p Old Town, 196.6p Hedley Park & West Shields, 196.2p West Shields, 195.6p Tenter House & Springwell Cottage, 195.1p Palm Strothers & Matfen High House, 195p Bingfield East Quarter

Suffolk x – £91 Low Eshells, £90 New Dotland, Baal Hill, Great Bavington & Morrowfield, £89 Luns House, £88.50 Morrowfield, £88 Low Eshells, Great Bavington & Morrowfield, £87.50 New Dotland, £87 New Dotland, Low Eshells & Old Town, £86.50 Great Bavington, £85.50 Luns House, £84 Great Bavington & Old Town, £83.50 Luns House, £83 Great Bavington, £82 Great Bavington & Old Town

198.9p New Dotland, 195.2p Great Bavington, 194.1p Luns House, 193.2p & 190.9p Great Bavington, 190.7p Old Town, 190p Luns House, 188.6p & 188p Great Bavington, 185.1p Low Eshells, 184.4p Morrowfield, 181.6p Luns House, 180p Baal Hill, 178.4p Low Eshells, 172.6p Great Bavington, 170.6p New Dotland

Beltex x – £96 & £86 Low West House

246.2p & 245.7p Low West House

Cheviot x- £86, £78 & £76 Flotterton

200p (x2) & 191.1p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £83.50 & £76 Bingfield Combe

194.2p & 181p Bingfield Combe

Mule – £86.50 New Dotland, £85.50 Tenter House, £85 Baal Hill, £82 High Yarridge & Baal Hill

190.7p Baal Hill, 190p Tenter House, 184.8p Baal Hill, 182.1p & 180.2p New Dotland, 178.3p High Yarridge

Blackface - £81.50 & 185.2p New Dotland

Swaledale - £73.50 & 183.8p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £70 Old Town

Suffolk x - £64 Matfen High House

Blackface – £39 Low Greenley Cleugh

Store & Breeding Cattle & Store Sheep | Friday 11th January 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their second sale of the year and offered a sound catalogued entry of 438 head of store cattle.

A greatly increased entry on the week saw a larger crowd at the ringside and all classes dearer again. Leading the sale this week were not one but three charolais steers; the first at 22 months was brought out by breeder and weekly consignor John Carpenter, Rare Dene, Cornsay, County Durham who saw the hefty bullock quickly rise to change hands at £1390.  This was followed a little later in the sale by a pair of equally well-grown and square steers brought to Hexham from The Coquet Valley at 18 months of age which realised the same tariff for vendor Jimmy Walton, Flotterton, Rothbury.

The same vendor also sold a cracking offering of six heifer sisters to the aforementioned bullocks which, in two lots of three were drawn to perfection and sold at £1300 and £1310 consecutively to two determined purchasers based near Barnsley and Huddersfield respectively.

Middle and younger aged cattle were also in demand with buyers keen for all classes. Messrs Athey, High Loveladyshield saw the peak of this trade for a superb Limousin cross bullock which received attention from all around the ring and quickly travelled to settle at £1380 with the hammer falling in favour of a locally based finisher. 

The largest run of cattle on the day fell within this age bracket and were brought the short distance to Hexham Mart from West Nubbuck Farm by noted breeder Lewis Forster.  Using both Limousin and Charolais sires Mr Forster saw his ‘red’ sired cattle peak at £1200 for steers and £1170 for heifers whilst those by the ‘white’ bull peaked at £1165 for heifers and £1150 for steers.  The £1150 price tag was realised twice for charolais cross steers, bred from top quality Limousin cross mothers, the second was for a very well-grown and shapely 8 month old steer which topped the youngest age class; those at ten months and younger.  Mr Forster enjoyed a buoyant trade throughout and saw his 21 steers average £1058 and 13 heifers return at £946.

Messrs Thompson, East Unthank also sold cattle in the youngest age class and saw their best Blue cross steer hit £1045 whilst a Limmy at the same 9 months of age reached £1025 for the Haltwhistle based family.

Entries are invited for next week’s inaugural ‘New Year’ prize show and sale which has introduced by the company and will be kindly sponsored by Blackshaws of Alnwick.  Classes are simple and consist of two for cattle under 18 months of age; steers and heifers and two for cattle over 18 months of age; also steer and heifers. The latter is designed to attract stronger, forward types not typically seen in the show ring whilst the former will undoubtedly see traditional ‘show calves’ presented.  Entries and enquiries should be directed to the auctioneers on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Angus x heifers - £1100 Elilaw

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1250, £1200 & £1130 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1270, £1255 & £1240 White House Matfen, £1155 Middle Moor, £1150 White House Matfen, £1110 & £1050 Kirkley March

Limousin x heifers - £1250 Pitland Hills, £1180 Bunker Hill, £1125 White House Matfen, £1080 Sweethope, £1050 White House Matfen, £1040 Sweethope

British Blue x steers – £1150 Middle Moor

British Blue x heifers - £1045 Newlands Haugh

Angus x steers - £1220 White House Matfen, £1000 Middle Moor

Fleckvieh steers - £1110 & £1100 Middle Moor

Galloway x steers - £965 Middle Moor

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1390 Rare Dean & Flotterton, £1360 Newlands Haugh, £1355 & £1335 Rare Dean, £1310 Newlands Haugh, £1215 & £1210 Rare Dean, £1170 Kirkley March, £1060 Elilaw, £965 Hedley West

Charolais x heifers – £1310 & £1300 Flotterton, £1205 Rare Dean, £1175 Newlands Haugh, £1140 Farnamullan, £1080 Newlands Haugh, £1060 Rare Dean, £1030 & £1020 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1380 High Lovelady Shield, £1325, £1280 (x2) & £1275 Luns House, £1260 Low Middleton, £1235 Luns House, £1220 Luns House & High Lovelady Shield, £1215 High Lovelady Shield, £1210, £1205 & £1200 Kirkley March, £1180 Sunniside, £1170 Middle Moor & East Uppertown (x2), £1160 High Lovelady Shield, £1150 Kirkley March, £1130 Middle Moor, £1110 Kirkley March, £1100 & £1095 East Uppertown, £1075 Middle Moor, £1050 Woodcroft, £1010 High Lovelady Shield

Limousin x heifers – £1130 Luns House, £1110 High Lovelady Shield, £1100 Luns House, £1070 Sweethope, £1050 Luns House, £1040 Sweethope, £1025 Lee Hall, £1020 White House Matfen, £1010 Luns House, £1005 Bunker Hill, £985 Lee Hall, £965 Sweethope, £940 Berwick Hill

British Blue x steers - £1075 & £980 Errington

Simmental x steers – £1325 Newlands Haugh, £1090 Hackford, £1080 Elilaw

Simmental x heifers – £980 Newlands Haugh

Angus x steers - £1240 & £1220 Sunniside, £1200 Allendale Farm & Elilaw, £1190, £1170, £1160 & £1130 Elilaw, £1120 Sunniside, £1100 & £1070 Elilaw, £1040 Allendale Farm

Angus x heifers – £1220 & £1180 Elilaw, £1160 Lee Hall, £1100 Berwick Hill, £1030 Newlands Haugh, £920 Berwick Hill

Hereford x heifers - £950 & £940 Bunker Hill

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £900 Sillywrea

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1150 & £1030 West Nubbock, £1010 & £1000 Haggwood, £970 West Nubbock, £955 Hedley West

Charolais x heifers - £1165 West Nubbock, £1090 & £1040 Haggwood, £930 Farnamullan, £900 West Shields

Limousin x steers – £1205 Grange House, £1200 & £1145 West Nubbock, £1140 Grange House, £1110 Rawfoot, £1095, £1080 & £1070 West Nubbock, £1060 Grange House, £1045 West Nubbock, £1040 Woodcroft, £1035 Errington, £1030 West Nubbock, £1025 East Unthank, £1020 Agars Hill, £1000 Low Middleton, £930 Agars Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1170 West Nubbock, £1150 West Nubbock & Dykehead, £1110 Dykehead, £1100 & £1080 Rusheylaw, £1035 Woodcroft, £1030, £1020 & £995 Lee Hall, £990 Woodcroft, £965 Agars Hill, £950 Lee Hall, £940 Farnamullan, Grange House & East Unthank, £925 Agars Hill, £920 Rusheylaw

British Blue x steers – £1035 & £1000 Rawfoot, £990 Errington, £960 Rawfoot

British Blue x heifers – £970 Rawfoot

Simmental x steers – £1000 Low Middleton & Hackford, £950 West Nubbock

Simmental x heifers – £920 Farnamullan

Angus x heifers - £960 Lee Hall

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1150 West Nubbock

Charolais x heifers – £925 & £895 Elrington Hall

British Blue x steers – £1045 East Unthank

Breeding Cattle

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin - £1200 Earnwell House

Shorthorn - £1000 New Park House

Belted Galloway - £780 Wayn Riggs

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Larger entry of ewes this week but a mixed show on offer compared to last week with the main a touch easier in trade.

Texel - £92 Rusheylaw, £88 High Eshells, £80 Middle Moor, £74 Thornton Tower, £72 Wydon

Texel x – £111 Stotsfold, £110 South Carter Moor, £100 Stotsfold, £98 South Carter Moor, £96 Hallington New Houses, £94 Follions, £92 West Moorhouses, £90 Aydonshields & South Clarewood, £89 South Carter Moor & High Eshells, £88 Hallington New Houses, £85 Watch Hill & South Clarewood, £82 Middle Farm (x2), £80 Hallington New Houses & South Clarewood, £74 West Moorhouses & Stone Hall, £72 South Carter Moor, East Barnwell & The Reenes, £71 Watch Hill & Hedley Park, £70 Watch Hill, High Eshells, Stone Hall & Cooper House

Suffolk x – £92 Haredene, £90 Aydonshields, £89 Wallhouses, £88 West Kirkheaton & Wallhouses, £82 Broomfield, £70 Dene House, £69 Redgate Grange & Low Eshells, £68 Broomfield, £65 West Kirkheaton
Beltex x - £73 Palm Strothers

Leicester - £100 Allenshields, £73 Ottercops, £67 Middle Moor, £62 Ottercops

Zwartbles - £58 Watch Hill

Cheviot – £87 Barrasford Green, £68 Sillywrea, £58 Barrasford Green

Cheviot Mule – £66 Barrasford Green

Mule – £68 Watch Hill, £65 Haredene & Wallhouses, £62 Haredene, £60 Redgate Grange, High Eshells, Low Eshells, Rare Dean & South Clarewood, £59 Middle Farm & Stone Hall, £58 Aydonshields, Haggwood, Winnows Hill, High Alderheads & Low Brunton, £57 New Dotland & East Barnwell

Blackface – £52 Redesmouth, £50 New Dotland & Monkridge Hill, £58 Cowbyre, £47 Warksfield Head, £43 The Ash, £41 Thornton Tower

Swaledale – £42 Allenshields, £39 Loadman, £34 Birkside, £32 Bridgeford & Winnows Hill, £29 Loadman

Jacob - £32 Middle Farm

Crossbred - £91 Hallington New Houses

Store Hoggs

More store hoggs forward this week with 2810 catalogued.  A more mixed show compared to last week, with more hill and mule hoggs forward, but trade was just as brisk, and possibly dearer than last week.
The sale was topped by some tremendous Beltex x tup hoggs from M/s JJ & JM Saunders, Bavington Hill Head who had the top five prices of £110, £105, £102, £101 and £100
Large demand for Suffolk x and Texel x farming hoggs which would all be between £74 - £80 and more could have been sold.
Blackface lambs in demand again with M/s JR Robinson & Son, Warksfield Head, Wark topping with a great pen at £73
For entries for next week’s sale please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel - £86.50 & £81 Bellingham Demesne

Texel x – £98.50 Willimoteswick, £97 Old Town, £96 Fairspring, £93 Follions & Grange House, £92 West High House & Cooper House, £91 Moorlaws & Broomfield, £90 Moorlaws, £89.50 Willimoteswick, £89 Moorlaws, £88.50 Follions, Blackburn & Fallowlee, £88 Blackburn & Lodge House, £87 Thornton Tower & Bankfoot, £86 Agars Hill, £85.50 Heugh Farm, £85 Low Carriteth, The Hagg & High Alderheads (x2), £84.50 South Gunnerton & Blackburn, £84 The Hagg, Thockrington (x2), Craigshield & West High House, £83.50 West Moorhouses & High Alderheads, £83 Low Carriteth, Lodge House & West High House, £82.50 Ochrelands, £82 Moorlaws, Midgeholme & Camphill, £81.50 The Hagg, £81 Midgeholme & Lodge House, £80.50 Thornton Tower & Bridgeford, £80 Bridgeford, Haggwood, The Hagg, Sunderland Cleugh, Broomfield & Blackburn, £79 Agars Hill, Duddo Hill, Partridge Nest, Thockrington & Errington Red House

Dutch Texel x - £88.50 & £87.50 Willimoteswick, £84, £82 & £81 High Warden, £80 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £99 Blackburn, £90 Old Town, £88 Thockrington & Blackburn, £86 High Alderheads (x2), £85.50 East Fourstones, £85 Lodge House & Sillywrea, £84.50 Lodge House & Sillywrea, £84 Thockrington & East Fourstones, £82 Thockrington & Sillywrea, £81 Thornton Tower, East Uppertown, Broomfield, Thockrington & East Fourstones, £80 Grange House & Lodge House, £79 Newton Farm, Piatroon & Heugh Farm, £78 Heatherslaw, £77 Haggwood, £76.50 Burradon, £76 The Bridges, £75.50 Dene House, £75 Midgeholme & North Acomb

Charollais x – £90 Middle Coldcotes, £82 Haredene, £79.50 & £75 Middle Coldcotes, £71.50 Hall Hill, £71 Haredene

Beltex x - £110, £105, £102, £101, £100, £97 & £96 Bavington Hill Head, £95 Bavington Hill Head & West Moorhouses, £94 Hallington New Houses, £93 West Moorhouses, £91 & £87 Watch Hill, £86 & £85 Hallington New Houses, £80 Hallington New Houses & Watch Hill

Cheviot x - £65 Low Bleakhope, £64 Bellshiel, £61.50 Low Bleakhope, £59.50 Bellshiel

Mule – £75 Whiskershiel, £74 Warksfield Head, North Acomb & Sunderland Cleugh, £72.50 Allenheads Farm, £72 Warksfield Head, £70 Cowbyre, £69 Bellingham Demesne & Redgate Grange, £68 Rugley Walls, £65 Townfoot Woodburn & Sunderland Cleugh, £64.50 Low Carriteth, £61.50 Bellingham Demesne & Cowbyre, £60 Stone Stile & Allenheads Farm

Blackface – £73 Warksfield Head, £62 Whiskershiel, £56 Cowbyre, £54 Warksfield Head, £53 Cowbyre

Swaledale - £58.50 & £49 Low Bleakhope, £47 Agars Hill

Crossbred – £84 East Uppertown, £76 Watch Hill

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 8th January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A nice entry of butchers’ heifers this week which would be slightly sharper than previous weeks.
Sale topped by Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick with a Limousin x heifer selling for 223.5ppk.

Limousin Heifers – £1303, £1289.60 & £1288.58 Nunwick, £1263.75 Flotterton, £1233.53 Nunwick

223.5p, 210.5p (x2) & 207.5p Nunwick, 187.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1230.92 & £1203.05 Flotterton

208.5p & 199.5p Flotterton

OTM

More numbers of cows forward this week with a very mixed show on offer.  Vendors were rewarded with a dearer trade for all classes.  The sale was attended by more buyers also this week and we are needing more cows and cast bulls for next weeks’ sale.
Entries please to Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1084.60 Allenshields, £1006.71 Low Houselope, £931.03 Colepike, £878.50, £814.63 & £804.41 Flotterton

171.5p Low Houselope, 159.5p Allenshields, 128.5p, 125.5p & 122.5p Flotterton, 118.5p Frolar Meadows

Angus -£1104.40 & £952.19 Flotterton, £881.91 East Uppertown, £835.53 Flotterton £836.58 West Shields

125.5p, 123.5p & 121.5p Flotterton, 119.5p East Uppertown, 115.5p (x3) Flotterton

Angus (Male) - £1160.17 West Shields

Charolais – £1192.50 & 132.5p East Fourstones

British Blue – £903.46 Ingoe Low Hall, £896.81 Allenshields, £887.78 Agars Hill, £846.86 Colwell Demesne

136.5p Allenshields, 133.5p Agars Hill, 131.5p Colwell Demesne, 113.5p Ingoe Low Hall

Blonde - £869.50 & 117.5p Colepike

Hereford - £818.89 East Fourstones

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A few less sheep forward but a good show of well fleshed hoggs.  Trade a bit sharper and 5p firmer on the week selling to 246p from Little Swinburne.

Texel x – £101 Flotterton & Middle Heads, £100 Matfen High House, £99.50 Watch Currock, £96 Watch Currock & Old Town, £95.50 Blackburn, £95 High Eshells, Matfen High House & West Shields, £94.50 Baal Hill, Mickley Moor & St Oswalds, £94 Little Swinburne, Blackburn & Linacres, £93.80 Springwell Cottage, £93.50 Matfen High House & Little Swinburne, £93 Middle Heads, £92.50 St Oswalds & Warksfield Head (x3), £92 High Eshells, Flotterton & Blackburn, £91.80 Aydonshields, £91.50 Blackburn & Linacres, £91 Hedley Park, Middle Heads, Springwell Cottage, Blackburn & West Shields, £90.50 Little Swinburne & Old Town, £90 New Dotland, Matfen High House, Great Bavington, Aydonshields, Mickley Moor & West Shields, £89.50 New Dotland & West Shields, £89 Hedley Park, £88.50 Watch Currock, £88 Hedley Park & Aydonshields

246.1p, 235p & 232.1p Little Swinburne, 231.4p Watch Currock, 231.3p St Oswalds, 228.1p Matfen High House, 227.4p Blackburn, 222p Springwell Cottage, 221.3p Watch Currock, 221.1p Little Swinburne, 220.2p Warksfield Head, 219.8p St Oswalds, 219.7p Linacres, 218.6p Aydonshields, 213.1p New Dotland & West Shields, 212.2p Blackburn, 209.8p Matfen High House, 208.3p Linacres, 206.5p West Shields, 204.8p Little Swinburne, 204.7p Aydonshields, 204.1p Linacres, 203.9p Springwell Cottage, 202.2p West Shields, 200p St Oswalds & Linacres, 198.9p Hedley Park, 198.8p Baal Hill, 197.8p Hedley Park, 196.8p Warksfield Head (x2), 196.5p West Shields, 196.4p Great Bavington, 195.7p High Eshells, 195.6p Hedley Park, 195.2p St Oswalds, 194.7p Linacres, 194.2p Springwell Cottage, 1 92.9p Baal Hill, 192.3p Matfen High House, 191.7p Flotterton, 191.5p & 191.1p Matfen High House, 190.6p Blackburn, 190.2p Springwell Cottage

Suffolk x – £97.50 Middle Heads, £95 Great Bavington, £94.50 Old Town, £93.50 New Dotland, £92 Old Town, £91.50 Great Bavington, £91 New Dotland, £90 Flotterton, Baal Hill & Old Town, £89.50 New Dotland, £88 New Dotland & Middle Heads, £87 Black Callerton, £85.80 Great Bavington, £85 Flotterton, £84 New Dotland, £82 Great Bavington & Black Callerton

202.4p Flotterton, 195.2p Great Bavington, 195p Middle Heads, 192.4p Great Bavington, 191.3p & 190.9p New Dotland, 190.7p Great Bavington, 188.4p old Town, 187.5p Baal Hill, 187.2p Middle Heads, 183p Great Bavington, 182.2p Black Callerton, 182p New Dotland, 181.3p Black Callerton

Charollais x - £90 & 187.5p Old Town

Bleu D’Maine x - £88 & 220p Low Staples

Leicester - £88 Warksfield Head

Cheviot x- £92, £87.50 & £82.50 Flotterton

196.4p, 190.2p & 184p Flotterton

Cheviot Mule - £80.50 & 191.7p Flotterton

Mule – £88 New Dotland & Warksfield Head, £87 New Dotland, £81 Flotterton, £80.80 Baal Hill

195.6p Warksfield Head, 189.2p Flotterton, 189.1p New Dotland, 188.4p Flotterton, 187.9p Baal Hill

Blackface - £87.50 & £86 Warksfield Head

187p & 182.3p Warksfield Head

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £70 Old Town

Mule – £61 South Colwell, £55 Old Town

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 4th January 2019

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their first sale of 2019 and offered a small catalogue of 135 head and all classes sold dearer than seen at the end of 2018.

With a full ringside of regular buyers the sale was topped at £1335 for a super red, home bred Limousin cross bullock at 20 months of age from local breeder Willie Patterson, Halton Red House.

Angus cattle peaked at £1250 for a 22 month old steer by a registered sire from Peter Findlay, Stoop Rigg, Simonburn and heifers topped at £1230 for a shapely Limousin from noted breeders Messrs Burn, Grange Houses with a hefty Charolais from Messrs Milburn, Holling Hill following closely at £1225.

A nice show of quality was evident throughout and buyer interest was keen from the very start of the sale.  Increased numbers are expected next week and entries are invited for this sale and also the following week which will see the inaugural ‘New Year Prize Show & Sale’ of store cattle scheduled for the 18th January. Entries and buyer enquiries for all such sales should be directed to our auctioneers on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;  

Cattle 30+ Months

Limousin x heifers - £1060 Throp Hill

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1305 Rare Dean, £1145 East Uppertown, £1120 Farnamullan

Simmental x steers – £1140, £1080, £1070 & £1055 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £925 Hedley West

Angus x steers - £1260, £1250 & £1210 Stoop Rigg

Angus x heifers – £1125 & £1090 Stoop Rigg

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1170 Rare Dean

Charolais x heifers – £1225, £1195, £1180 & £1165 Holling Hill, £1050 Rare Dean & Holling Hill, £1135 (x2) & £1110 Holling Hill, £1105 Farnamullan, £1020 Holling Hill, £1000 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1335 & £1310 Halton Red House, £1300 Blackburn, £1270 Halton Red House, £1255 Lough Green, £1235& £1220 Blackburn, £1215 Lough Green, £1195 Halton Red House, £1190 Blackburn, £1170 Blackburn, East Uppertown & Farnamullan, £1120 East Uppertown, £1110 Grange House, £1070 East Uppertown, £1040 Settlingstones, £1025 Farnamullan, £1015 & £950 Settlingstones

Limousin x heifers – £1230 Grange House, £1225 & £1200 Luns House, £1195 Holling Hill & Lough Green, £1170 Lough Green, £1150 Halton Red House, £1140 Luns House, £1070 Lough Green, £1055 & £980 Luns House, £955 Farnamullan

Blonde x steers – £1165 Lough Green

Angus x heifers – £1180, £1140 & £1095 Aydonshields

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x heifers - £960 & £945 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1220 & £1205 Grange House, £1020, £1000 & £975 & Settlingstones

Limousin x heifers – £1105 Grange House

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes & Tups

A good show of cast sheep for the first sale after the New Year and all classes’ dearer, especially heavy continental ewes.
Sale topped at £136 for Texel Ewes from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley.
More cast sheep could have been sold easily and are needed for next week’s sale.

Texel - £80 Stobbilee, £76 Low West House

Texel x – £136 Low Ardley, £134 High Eshells, £122 Glenhill, £120 Low Ardley, £113 & £112 High Eshells, £110 Watch Currock, £109 East Cocklaw, £108 High Eshells, £104 Wallhouses, £100 Watch Currock & Low Ardley, £95 & £92 Watch Currock, £86 Elrington Hall, £83 Low Ardley, £80 West Heddon, £79 (x3) Low Ardley, £78 West Shields, £77 Luns House, Waite Farm & Partridge Nest, £76 Grangemoor

Suffolk - £69 Flotterton

Suffolk x – £123 Wallhouses, £78 Sillywrea, £68 Allenheads Farm

Beltex x - £122 & £76 Glenhill

Leicester - £79 Glenhill, £70 Hole Farm & Flotterton

Cheviot x – £68 South Colwell

SC Cheviot – £94 & £65 Flotterton

Mule – £75 Wallhouses, £74 High Eshells & West Shields, £70 Watch Currock, £68 East Cocklaw, £67 Longwitton, £66 Low Ardley, £62 Luns House, West Shields & Greystone House, £61 West Heddon, £60 Luns House, West Shields & Penpeugh, £59 Paradise Farm, £58 Thockrington, £57 Allenheads Farm & West Shields

Blackface – £56 & £50 Flotterton, £46 Longwitton

Swaledale – £44 Glenhill, £39 Linshiels, £38 Ouston, £32 Glenhill, £31 The Brigg, £30 Ouston

Crossbred - £56 Waite Farm

Store Hoggs

What a way to start the store sheep sale this year!
All classes of store hoggs dearer and twice the quantity could have been sold easily compared to the 1657 catalogued.
Sale topped at £118 for Texel tup hoggs from M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green.
FT Walton sold Suffolk tup hoggs to £116
Beltex x hoggs sold to £103 from M/s M&L Churchyard, Hownsgill Farm, Consett.
Mule hoggs topped at £73 from M/s W&PF Walton, Penpeugh, Bardon Mill.
A lot more hoggs needed for next week’s sale to meet buyers demand.
For entries please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel - £118 Lough Green, £112 & £110 Low Ardley, £108 Flotterton Cottage, £99 Lough Green, £92 Low Ardley, £80 West Heddon

Texel x – £98 Hetherington, £96 Butterknowes, £94.50 Butterknowes, Lough Green & Hetherington, £92 Moorlaws, £90 Flotterton Cottage, Elrington Hall & Paradise Farm, £90.50 Wydon, £90 Amerside Law (x2), £89 Butterknowes & Amerside Law, £88.50 Plainfield Farm, Ravensworth Grange & Haggwood, £88 Agars Hill, £87.50 Moorlaws & Amerside Law, £87 Elrington Hall, £86.50 Amerside Law, £86 Greenchesters & Paradise Farm, £85 Amerside Law, £84.50 Greenchesters & Butterknowes, £84 Lee Hall, £82 Greenchesters, £81.50 Agars Hill, £79.50 West Heddon & Causey View, £79 Allenheads Farm & Amerside Law, £78.50 Agars Hill, £78 Yetlington Lane & Lee Hall, £77.50 Partridge Nest

Dutch Texel x - £110 Newbiggin Hill, £100.50 Willimoteswick, £99 Newbiggin Hill, £94.50 Willimoteswick, £92 Burn House, £90 Willimoteswick, £77 Burn House

Suffolk - £116 & £86 Flotterton

Suffolk x – £99.50 Sillywrea, £92.50 Brixter Hill, £89.50 Sillywrea, £88 Amerside Law, £84 Brixter Hill, £79 Haggwood, £73.50 Ravensworth Grange, £72 Rugley Walls

Beltex x - £103 Hownsgill, £97 Whitton Glebe, £95.50 Hownsgill, £95 Bavington Hill Head, £91 & £87.50 Hownsgill, £84 Bavington Hill Head, £82 & £79 Low West House, £78 Ewesley, £73 Whitton Glebe, £71.50 Ewesley

Cheviot x - £66.50 & £61 Ravensworth Grange, £60 & £57 Flotterton, £56 Ravensworth Grange

SC Cheviot - £86, £80 & £77 Flotterton, £76 Sillywrea, £66 Flotterton

Mule – £73 Penpeugh, £72.50 Errington Red House £69.50 & £57.50 Coatlith

Blackface – £65.50, £64 & £48.50 Featherwood, £47 Gleedlee, £44 Flotterton

Swaledale - £43.50 Linshiels, £41.50 & £39 Buckshot

Crossbred – £72 Bavington Hill Head & Greenchesters

Hexham Primestock | Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Nice show of butcher’s heifers that topped at 218.5ppk for a nice Charolais heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Limousin Heifers – £1126.13 & 214.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1284.78, £1215.83 & £1125.63 Flotterton

218.5p, 217.5p & 189.5p Flotterton
 
OTM

Small show of cows that were eagerly bid for.
Back to normal next Tuesday and cast cattle wanted.  Please call Drew with entries.

Limousin – £970.45 & 116.5p Old Town

Angus -£876 & 109.5p Old Town

British Blue – £916 Colwell Demesne, £909.23 Monk Farm

114.5p Colwell Demesne, 108.5p Monk Farm

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A good show of Hoggs forward sold well although not reaching the heights of the back end of last week.
Top of £99.50 from Little Swinburne and 252.6p from Quarry House.

Texel x – £990.50 Little Swinburne, £96 Quarry House & Baal Hill, £95 Little Swinburne, £94.50 West Shields & Quarry House, £93.50 Tenter House, £93 Comb Hills, £92 Little Swinburne & Quarry House, £91 West Shields & East Cocklaw, £90 Little Swinburne (x2) & East Cocklaw, £89.50 Low Ardley, £89 Baal Hill, Middle Heads (x2), Hedley Park, Tosson Tower, Wallhouses & Low Ardley, £88.50 Hedley Park, Low Ardley, Great Bavington & Aydonshields, £88 West Shields & Crescent Farm, £87.50 Hedley Park & Tosson Tower, £87 Comb Hills, Baal Hill, Hedley Park, Tosson Tower & Low Ardley, £86.50 Low Eshells, £86 West Shields, Crescent Farm (x2), Baal Hill, Hedley Park (x2), Wallhouses, Aydonshields & Black Hedley

252.6p Quarry House, 251.4p Comb Hills, 248.8p Little Swinburne, 236.3p Quarry House, 230p & 225p Little Swinburne, 223.8p Low Ardley, 217.5p Comb Hills, 217.4p Tenter House, 217.1p Little Swinburne, 214.8p West Shields, 212.2p Low Ardley, 211.9p Tosson Tower, 211.6p West Shields, 209.3p Little Swinburne, 207.1p Tosson Tower, 205.1p Tosson Tower, Crescent Farm & High Warden, 204.9p Tosson Tower, 204.7p Crescent Farm, 202.4p Little Swinburne, 201.2p Hedley Park, 200p Tenter House, Hedley Park & Aydonshields, 197.8p East Cocklaw, 197.6p Aydonshields, 196.7p Low Ardley, 195.5p Wallhouses, 193.5p Middle Heads & Low Ardley, 192.2p Low Eshells, 190.9p Crescent Farm & Tenter House, 190.7p West Shields, 189.4p Middle Heads, 189.1p Baal Hill, 188.5p High Warden, 187.8p Quarry House, 187p West Shields, Crescent Farm & Baal Hill

Dutch Texel x – £86 (x2), £83.50 & £83 Willimoteswick

216.2p, 215p, 204.8p & 202.4p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £97 Great Bavington, £93 Rugley Walls, £90 Great Bavington, £89 Baal Hill, £88 Low Eshells & Great Bavington, £87.50 Great Bavington, £87 Rugley Walls, £86 Low Eshells & Black Hedley, £85 Luns House, £84.50 Middle Heads, £83 & £82 Great Bavington

200p, 191.3p, 190.7p & 184.4p Great Bavington, 183p Low Eshells, 181.6p Baal Hill, 180.9p & 180.7p Luns House, 179.8p Middle Heads, 178.6p Great Bavington, 175p Luns House, 172p Black Hedley

Charollais x - £91 East Cocklaw, £90 & £87 Rugley Walls

219.5p, 212.2p & 200p Rugley Walls, 185.7p East Cocklaw

Cheviot x- £80, £79 & £75.50 Flotterton

188.8p, 188.1p & 181.8p Flotterton

Mule – £84 Quarry House, £80 Baal Hill, £76 Quarry House

181.8p Baal Hill, 181p Quarry House

Blackface - £81 & £75.50 Quarry House

188.8p & 168.8p Quarry House

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Prime & Store Sheep | Friday 28th December 2018

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A nice post-Christmas show of prime lambs with all lambs dearer on the week especially smaller export types.  Top price was a pen of excellent Texel x lambs from M/s AE & NG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law realising £109.50 or 271.8ppk.  This pen also topped the pence per kilo.
Heavy lambs reached a top of £109 for a Texel tup lamb from Nilston Rigg Farms, Haydon Bridge.
Lambs needed for next Wednesday’s Prime Sheep Sale.
Please call the office on Monday morning with entries on 01434 605444 or Drew 07854361967 or Brian on 07801862792

Texel x – £109.50 Low West House, £109 Nilston Rigg, £108 & £106.50 Breckon Hill, £105.50 Nilston Rigg, £103 Breckon Hill, £102.50 Low West House, £102 Breckon Hill & Nilston Rigg, £99 Low Eshells, £98.50 Tosson Tower, £98 High Eshells, £97.50 Linacres, £97 West Shields, £96 Matfen High House, West Shields, Low West House & Low Eshells, £95 High Eshells, £94.50 Round Meadows, Low Eshells & East House, £94 Low West House & Aydonshields (x2), £93.50 West Shields & Aydonshields, £93 Comb Hills, Low West House & Aydonshields, £92 Low West House & Low Eshells, £91 High Fotherley & East House, £90.50 Breckon Hill, £90 Round Meadows, Breckon Hill, High Eshells, Low Eshells, Nilston Rigg (x3), Great Bavington & Linacres (x2)

266.3p Breckon Hill, 255.7p, 254.7p & 252.6p Low West House, 243.2p & 243.1p Linacres, 240.5p Great Bavington, 240.2p Tosson Tower, 238.5p Comb Hills, 238.4p Low West House, 238.2p Breckon Hill, 236.3p East House, 234.2p Linacres & Matfen High House, 233.3p High Eshells, 230p Low Eshells, 229.3p Low West House, 227.5p High Fotherley, 226.9p Stone Stile, 223.9p Breckon Hill, 223.3p West Shields, 221.6p Linacres, 221.4p Aydonshields & Low West House, 221.3p Tosson Tower, 220p Low Eshells, 218p Matfen High House, 217.4p Aydonshields, 217.1p Tosson Tower, 216.7p East House, 214.8p Round Meadows, 211.8p Breckon Hill, 210.9p West Shields, 209.6p Nilston Rigg, 209.5p & 209.3p Round Meadows, 209.2p & 208.1p High Fotherley, 207.9p Linacres, 202.6p Stone Stile, 202.4p Matfen High House & Low Eshells, 201.1p Low Eshells, 200p East House

Dutch Texel x - £104, £103, £99, £96 & £95 Willimoteswick

246.2p, 239.5p, 236.4p, 220.9p & 210.6p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £100 Low Eshells, £90 & £89 Great Bavington, £87 Luns House, £86 & £85.50 Great Bavington, £85 Luns House

198.8p Luns House, 194.3p, 193.9p, 185.4p & 183p Great Bavington, 180.9p Luns House

Beltex x – £106 & 271.8p Low West House

Charollais x - £88.50 & £88 Colepike

210.7p & 191.3p Colepike

Cheviot x- £84 & 182.6p Breckon Hill

Mule – £82 & 182.2p Round Meadows

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes and Rams

Small numbers of cast sheep forward this week and many, many more could have easily been sold with the amount of buyers present.
Topping the sale was a Texel tup from M/s WA & M Robson, High Baulk at £110
Ewes topped at £108 from MR GA Ogle, Blackburn.
More needed for next Friday’s sale.

Texel x – £110 High Baulk, £108 Blackburn, £93 & £91 High Baulk, £90 & £87 Matfen High House, £86 Holly Hill West, £84 Little Brampton, £81 Matfen High House, £79 Little Brampton, £75 Laburnum Cottage

Suffolk x - £88 Laburnum Cottage & Colepike

Charollais x - £95 Little Brampton (x2)

Mule – £77 & £74 Luns House, £72 Burnhope, £66 Blackburn, £65 Little Brampton, £63 Laburnum Cottage, £62 Colepike, £61 Holly Hill West

Store Lambs

A small entry of 875 catalogued store lambs that met last week’s rates.  More lambs could have easily sold of all types of lambs and will be needed for next week’s sale and later in the month.  Sale topped at £92 for Texel x lambs from M/s JN & PL Herron, Bensons Fell.  Mule lambs topped at £77.50 for a good penful from Mr M Wallace, Farneyshield.

Entries for next weeks sale please contact Drew on 07854361967.
On behalf of the company I would like to thank all vendors and purchasers for their support in 2018 and wish you all a prosperous New Year.

Texel x – £92 Bensons Fell, £87.50 & £87 Hedley Park, £86 Bensons Fell (x2) & Hedley Park, £85.50, £84.50 & £84 Hedley Park, £81 High Yarridge, £79 Blackburn, £77 High Yarridge, £74 Rosebrough, £72 Ochrelands, £71 Errington Red House, £70 Blackburn & Settlingstones, £69 Errington Red House, Stobbilee, Laburnum Cottage & Settlingstones

Suffolk x – £70 Settlingstones, £67 Rosebrough

Beltex x – £83 & £80 St Oswalds

Leicester - £76 Farneyshield

Cheviot x- £58 Rosebrough

Mule – £77 Farneyshield, £65 Redburn, £64.50 Farneyshield, £62 Errington Red House, £61 Rosebrough

Blackface - £52 Low Carriteth, £44.50 Rosebrough, £42.50 Carriteth

Swaledale - £57 & £46 Farneyshield, £35 Ling Riggs

Crossbred - £63 Errington Red House

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 21st December 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their final store cattle sale of 2018 offered a small catalogue of 77 head which included the full spectrum in terms of quality.

Both steer and heifer trade peaked at £1250 per head and both from the same regular consignors to the Hexham ring; Messrs Milburn, Holling Hill, near Rothbury.  Their lead steer was a shapely 20 month old red Limousin cross beast whilst brothers Derek and Vincent Milburn also flew the flag for the Charolais breed on the day with a hefty silver-grey lady sired by the white bull that reached the same figure at the same age.

A nice run of six heifers at sixteen months were brought forward by John Reay, St. Oswalds Farm, Chollerford and the cattle; three Limousin cross and three British Blue cross that had been summered alongside the Roman Wall sold well on the day to peak at £1050 and average £935 throughout.

Following a break over Christmas and The New Year period the next sale of store cattle will be held on Friday 4th January 2019 and entries are invited for inclusion on the catalogue by 10.30am on Monday 31st December and should be made to the Mart Offices on 01434 605444.

The company would like to extend our grateful thanks to all our customers for their continued support both through and around the auction rings at Hexham Auction Mart and wish all associated with the company a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1195 Holling Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1230 Holling Hill


Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1250, £1230 (x2) & £1205 Holling Hill

Limousin x steers – £1250 & £1200 (x2) Holling Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1165 Holling Hill

British Blue x heifers – £1050 & £940 (x2) St Oswalds

Angus x heifers – £1000 Leazes Farm

South Devon x steers - £1060 & £1045 Wingates Wholme

Belted Galloway steers - £675 Spittalshield

Luing steers - £870 & £810 Low Chesterhope

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £840 Harewalls

Limousin x heifers – £995 Cowbyre, £945 & £865 St Oswalds

Angus x heifers - £760 China Hall

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A small show of cast sheep before the Christmas period that met a similar trade to previous weeks.

Texel x – £115 East House, £98 Broomhall, £92 & £88 Rusheylaw, £85 & £79 East House, £78 Linacres & Heatherwick, £76 Linacres, £75 Elrington Hall

Suffolk x – £96 Broomhall, £72 Felton Demesne

Cheviot – £68 Heatherwick

SC Cheviot – £67 & £60 Heatherwick, £55 Flotterton

Mule – £72 Broomhall, £65 Fairley, £62 Linacres, £60 Fairley

Blackface – £60 Broomhope

Crossbred - £88 Paxton Dene, £81 Heatherwick

Store Lambs

Few store sheep forward to the sale before Christmas but all keenly sought after with trade even dearer than last week for all types with the sale averaging £68.23
Sale topped at £90 for Suffolk lambs from M/s A&CL Bell, Woodhall, Bardon Mill.
More lambs needed for next Friday’s sale.  For entries please Call Drew on 07854361967


Texel – £80 Whiteside Birtley

Texel x - £86 Chapel House, £85 Falstone Farm, £84.50 Elrington Hall, £84 Fallowlee, £83 Salmonswell, £80 Chapel House, Salmonswell & Houxty House, £79 Falstone Farm, £78 Rosehill, Salmonswell & Healeycote, £76.50 Paxton Dene & Hopesley House, £76 Errington Red House, £75.50 Rosehill, £75 Salmonswell, High Yarridge & Houxty House

Suffolk x – £90 Woodhall, £77 Woodhall & High Yarridge, £75.50 Keld, £73 Carry House, £69.50 & £69 Fairley

Beltex x - £89, £77 & £74 The Throp

Cheviot x - £61.50 North Churchlands

SC Cheviot – £77.50 (x2) Flotterton

Mule – £79 Townfoot Woodburn, £76.50 Blackhill, £73 Rosehill, £71 Errington Red House, £70 Low Carriteth, £69.50 Carry House, £68.50 Rosehill, £67 Carry House, £66 Woodhall, £64 Low Carriteth, £60 Whitshields & Whiteside Birtley (x2)

Blackface – £61.50 Townfoot Woodburn, £49 Whiteside Birtley

Crossbred – £56 North Churchlands

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 18th December 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A decent show of butcher’s heifers this week.  Trade would reflect the current beef market and would be slightly easier than previous weeks.

Limousin Heifers – £1372.41 & £1151.43 Nunwick

229.5p & 197.5p Nunwick

British Blue Heifers - £1282.48 & 195.5p Nunwick

Charolais Heifers – £1242.34 Jubilee Buildings, £1200.37 & £1139.72 Flotterton

209.5p Jubilee Buildings, 195.5p & 193.5p Flotterton
 
OTM

A very mixed show of cast cattle this week with plenty lean sorts forward.  Trade for the leaner sorts would be slightly sharper than previous weeks.
The next sale of Prime and Cast Cattle shall take place in the New Year on Wednesday 2nd January.

On behalf of the Directors and all the Staff I would like to thank everyone who has supported us this year and hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

Limousin – £931.86 High Town, £714.94 Grange Farm

139.5p High Town, 110.5p Grange Farm

Limousin (Bull) - £779.21 & 90.5p Ouston

Charolais -£958.80 & 116.5p Springwell

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward and a good show of well fleshed lambs saw a slight increase in the average.  Top price was an excellent lamb from Little Swinburne which made £105.  Top price per kilo was for a pen from Nunwick which made 242.1p

Texel x – £105 Little Swinburne, £96 Low Ardley, £94 Little Swinburne, £92 Nunwick, £91 Matfen High House, Low Ardley & Great Bavington, £90.50 & £89.50 (x2)Little Swinburne, £89 Paxton Dene & Baal Hill, £88 Paxton Dene, Low Ardley, Little Swinburne  & New Dotland £87 Paxton Dene, High Eshells, Matfen High House & Great Bavington, £86.50 Middle Heads, £85.50 Paxton Dene, £85 Paxton Dene (x2), Nunwick, Aydonshields & Armond Carr, £84.50 Aydonshields & St Oswalds, £84 Paxton Dene, Comb Hills, Little Swinburne & St Oswalds, £83.50 Paxton Dene, £83 Springwell Cottage, £82.50 High Eshells (x2)

242.1p Nunwick, 238.6p & 226.3p Little Swinburne, 218.2p Low Ardley, 217.5p Matfen High House, 216.7p Matfen High House & Low Ardley, 214.6p & 213.6p Little Swinburne, 212.1p Paxton Dene, 209.5p Low Ardley, 208.8p Paxton Dene, 208.1p Little Swinburne, 207.3p Nunwick, 206.8p Great Bavington, 204.9p Little Swinburne, 200p Paxton Dene & Comb Hills, 198.9p Little Swinburne, 196.5p St Oswalds, 195p Stotsfold, 194.6p Highwood, 193.3p High Eshells, 192.2p Middle Heads, 191.2p East Uppertown, 190.9p St Oswalds, 190.5p High Warden, 187.8p Aydonshields, 187.5p & 185.7p St Oswalds, 185.6p & 184.4p Springwell Cottage, 183.3p New Dotland & Stotsfold, 182.9p Matfen High House & High Warden, 181.6p Baal Hill, 181.4p Holly Hill West, 181p High Warden

Dutch Texel x - £86.50, £83 & £80 Willimoteswick

197.6p, 196.6p & 177.3p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £85 Great Bavington, £84 Black Hedley, £83 Old Town & New Dotland, £82 Baal Hill, £81 Great Bavington, £80.50 Aydonshields, £80 Black Hedley & Great Bavington, £79 Great Bavington, £78 Middle Heads

178.6p Old Town, 177.8p Great Bavington, 174.5p Baal Hill, 172.1p New Dotland, 171.3p Aydonshields, 171.1p & 169.8p Great Bavington

Cheviot x- £74.50, £74 & £70.80 Flotterton

181.7p, 181.5p & 180.5p Flotterton

Mule – £75.80 & 151.6p New Dotland

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £90 Nunwick

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 14th December 2018

Store Cattle

At their penultimate sale of the year Hexham & Northern Marts offered for sale 154 catalogued head of store cattle with all classes dearer on the week.

The sale peaked at £1370 for a well-bred, well-grown and well-shaped Charolais cross steer at 19 months of age from noted consignor and respected breeder of pedigree Charolais bulls; Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh near the County Durham border.  Mr. Sisterson also sold another very much in the same mould which changed hands at £1360.  On a rewarding day of trading the leading priced heifer also came from the same home and the Charolais cross lady sold for £1310 whilst a trio of successes on the day also saw the top priced native breed animal; an Angus cross steer by a pedigree sire out of a pure Charolais cow reach £1305 and contributed to a great average of £1289 for the five steers and four heifers sold by Mr Sisterson.

A smart entry of heifers did indeed sell well and the second in the rakings was a Limmy cross from Messrs Ridley, Shitlington Hall which realised £1305.  With shape, style and condition in plentiful supply on the day two more, both Limousin crosses cashed at £1260; the first at 16 months and then another at 18 months from Messrs Ballantyne, Cowburn Rigg and Messrs Crammond, Armond Carr respectively.    

With a good crowd of buyers at the ringside and a good show of quality sorts through the ring demand did indeed lift on the week, the final store cattle sale of 2018 will be held next Friday, 21st December at 10am before the sale of Christmas Poultry at 1.30pm.  Vendors wishing to enter cattle for this sale should contact our auctioneers or the Mart Offices by 10.30am on Monday 17th Dec.

Leading Prices;  

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1370 & £1360 Newlands Haugh, £1330 & £1320 Rare Dean, £1290 Newlands Haugh, £1275 Rare Dean, £1245 Newlands Haugh, £1230 Rare Dean

Charolais x heifers – £1310, £1245 & £1240 Newlands Haugh

Limousin x steers – £1320 Blackburn, £1290 Comb Hills, £1275 Blackburn, £1250 Blackburn & East Greenridge, £1240 Blackburn, £1225 Armond Carr, £1210 Blackburn, £1195 East Greenridge, £1190 Kirkley March & Milbourne High House, £1185 Blackburn, £1180 Kirkley March & Armond Carr, £1175 East Greenridge, £1145 Kirkley March, £1120 East Uppertown & East Greenridge, £1115 East Uppertown, £1110 Kirkley March, £1090 East Uppertown & Kirkley March, £1080 East Uppertown

Limousin x heifers – £1305 Shitlington Hall, £1260 Cowburn Rigg & Armond Carr, £1250 Cowburn Rigg, £1215 & £1190 Milbourne High House, £1090 Shitlington Hall, £1070 Milbourne High House, £1050 Shitlington Hall, £960 Spittalshield, £950 Shitlington Hall

British Blue x steers - £1025 Comb Hills

Simmental x steers – £1135 Comb Hills

Angus x steers -£1305 Newlands Haugh

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1085, £1080, £1060 & £1030 High Alderheads, £1025 Spittalshield

Limousin x heifers – £1205 & £1180 Cowburn Rigg, £920 China Hall

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another good entry of 854 cast sheep this week with larger continental and Suffolk cross ewes still a good trade.  Leaner mule ewes and horned ewes slightly easier on the week but better than predicted.

Texel - £100 Follions, £97 Stone Hall, £93 Coldwell, £91 Stone Hall & Butterknowes, £74 Little Swinburne, £70 Stone Hall, £69 Butterknowes, £68 Three Farms

Texel x – £122 Crescent Farm, £110 Little Swinburne, £105 West Wharmley, £104 High Eshells, £102 Little Swinburne, High Eshells & Windy Hill, £100 Little Swinburne, £97 Windy Hill, £95 Crescent Farm, £92 New Dotland, £90 Sherburn Tower & Little Swinburne, £88 (x2) & £86 Follions, £85 Holly Hill West & Newton Farm, £78 Nettlesworth West & Stone Hall, £75 Little Swinburne

Suffolk x – £87 Windy Hill, £86 Sherburn Tower, £74 Capheaton New Houses, £62 Newton Farm

Leicester - £82 Low Acton, £78 Stone Hall, £62 Coldwell

Cheviot – £48 Flotterton, £46 Sillywrea

Mule – £63 Sherburn Tower, £62 West Wharmley, £61 Nettlesworth West & High Eshells, £59 Windy Hill, £56 Sherburn Tower, £55 Fairley (x3), £54 New Dotland, £53 Coldwell, £51 Crescent Farm

Blackface – £56 New Dotland, £43 Featherwood, £42 Flotterton, £40 New Dotland & Redburn View

Swaledale – £30 Bulls Hill, £29 Hackford, £25 Stotsfold, £24 North Churchlands

Herdwick - £36 & £30 Old Hall Gate

Crossbred - £50 New Dotland, Thornley Pit House & Cowbyre

Store Lambs

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 3650 store lambs with the trade just as sharp as last week and could even be slightly dearer, especially on the longer keep lambs.
Sale was topped by M/s M&L Churchyard, Hownsgill Farm, Consett with a pen of 10 Beltex x lambs selling for £87.50
Another good show of mule and hill lambs again that were competitively bid for.  Total sale average a very respectable £67.65.  More needed for next Friday.  All entries and enquiries to Drew, 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444

Texel - £78 & £71 Glenhill

Texel x – £86 Hedley Park, Follions & Greenchesters, £85 & £83.50 Holly Hill West, £83 Longlea Netherwitton, £82 Hedley Park, £79.50 Chesters, Thockrington & Hedley Park, £79 Chesters, Thockrington & Glenhill, £78.50 Thockrington, Hedley Park, Sherburn Tower & Butterknowes, £78 Girsonfield, Sherburn Tower & Lynup Hill, £77.50 Longlea Netherwitton, Butterknowes & Fallowfield, £77 Rigg Farm, Chesters & Errington Red House

Dutch Texel x - £84.50 & £80.50 Little Swinburne, £77 High Fell, £73 Midgeholme

Suffolk x – £82 Thockrington, £80 Lowes Fell, £76.50 Brixter Hill, £76 Sillywrea, Thockrington & Laburnum Cottage, £75 Sillywrea, Fairley & High Barns, £74 Fairley & Hedleywood, £73 The Bridges & Duddo Hill, £72.50 The Bridges, £72 Holling Hill, Lowes Fell & Causey Burn, £71 Dene House & Causey Burn, £70 Black Hedley, £69 Fairley, £67 Hedleywood & High Barns

Beltex x - £87.50 & £86.50 Hownsgill, £79 Grange Farm, £77 Stanton Town Head, £74.50 Glenhill, £74 Cheeseburn Grange

Leicester - £63 Blueburn

Shropshire - £62 Lizards Farm

Hampshire - £66.50 Pilmuir

Cheviot x - £61 & £56 Farneyshield

SC Cheviot - £69, £65, £64.50 & £56 Shilmoor

Mule – £75.50 Lowes Fell, £75 Cowbyre, £71 Farneyshield, £70.50 Errington Red House, £70 Whiskershiel, £69.50 Coldwell & Farneyshield, £68.50 Coldshield, £68 Farneyshield, £67.50 Harwood Shield, £66.50 Harwood Shield & Piatroon, £66 Coldshield & Holling Hill, £65.50 Farneyshield & Ambling Gate, £65 Hackford & Rosebrough, £64 Cowbyre & Farneyshield, £63 Cowbyre, Harwood Shield & Ambling Gate, £62 Ambling Gate, £60 Harwood Shield, Lowes Fell & Holling Hill

Blackface – £66 Shilmoor, £58 Cowbyre, £55 Blueburn, £54 Cowbyre, £50 & £46.50 Featherwood

Crossbred – £85 & £83 Little Swinburne, £71.50 Cowbyre

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 11th December 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A good quality show was forward with an exceptional Blonde bred heifer consigned by Mr J Gibb, Jubilee Buildings topping the market at 231.5ppk & £1238.  Trade was satisfactory without reaching the heights of last week.

Charolais Heifers – £1272.70 & £1242.57 Flotterton

222.5p & 213.5p Flotterton
 
Blonde Heifers - £1262.25 & £1238.53 Jubilee Buildings

231.5p & 229.5p Jubilee Buildings

OTM

A smaller show of cows were forward.  All classes were keenly sought after, however prices were in keeping with national trends and were cheaper on the week.

Blonde - £1166.66 & £1047.92 Jubilee Buildings

135.5p & 130.5p Jubilee Buildings

British Blue – £1020.29 Midgeholme, £828 Comb Hills

143.5p Midgeholme

Charolais (Bull) - £931.88 Coldwell

Hereford - £812.66 New Rift

Angus -£808.37 The Raw

114.5p The Raw

Limousin – £773.17 Burntongues, £748.22 Redburn, £744.98 The Raw

119.5p Burntongues

Luing - £713.40 & £703.84 Blueburn

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More numbers and weight forward.
Trade much sharper on the week with good export types in particular in strong demand.
Top price was £100 and 231.1ppk for Beltex x lambs from M/s AE & NG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law and also £100 for Texel x from Nilston Rigg Farms.
Top price per kilo 231.1p and 230.8p from M/s AE & NG Beveridge, Low West House.

Texel x – £100 Nilston Rigg, £95 Low West House (x2), Low Ardley & Nilston Rigg, £92 Nilston Rigg, £90 High Eshells, High Salmonswell (x2), Low West House (x3) & Nilston Rigg (x2), £89.50 St Oswalds, £88 East Uppertown, Low Ardley, Great Bavington & Nilston Rigg, £86.50 & £86.20 High Eshells, £86 Low Ardley (x2), £85 Willimoteswick, St Oswalds, Aydonshields, Holly Hill West (x2) & West Shields

230.8p & 225p Low West House, 220.9p Low Ardley, 218.3p St Oswalds, 214.6p East Uppertown, 214.3p Nilston Rigg, 210.5p Palm Strothers, 210p Low Ardley & High Fotherley, 206.5p Low West House (x2), 205p Broomhall, 204.8p Low Ardley, 202.5p High Fotherley, 202.4p St Oswalds, 200p Low West House, 197.6p Palm Strothers, 196.5p Highwood, 195.4p High Warden, 190.9p New Dotland, 190.5p Broomhall, 187.4p High Eshells, 185.5p West Shields, 185.2p Palm Strothers

Dutch Texel x – £90 & £85 Willimoteswick

209.3p & 207.3p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £95 Great Bavington, £90 Nilston Rigg, £84 Great Bavington, £83.50 Colepike, £83 Springwell, Great Bavington (x2) & Luns House, £82.50 Springwell & Flotterton, £82.20 Great Bavington, £82 New Dotland & Old Town (x2), £81 Baal Hill

183.8p Luns House, 181.9p Flotterton, 181.8p & 180.9p Luns House, 180.7p Old Town, 177.8p Springwell, 177.3p Great Bavington, 176.7p Haggwood, 176.6p Great Bavington, 176.1p Baal Hill, 174.9p Great Bavington

Beltex x – £100 & £85.50 Low West House, £84 St Oswalds

231.1p & 222.2p Low West House, 210p St Oswalds

Charollais x - £82.50 Colepike, £82 Flotterton

181.7p & 171.9p Colepike, 170.8p Flotterton

Cheviot x- £78 & £77 Flotterton

168.6p & 167.4p Flotterton

Mule – £78.50 New Dotland, £77.50 Warksfield Head, £76.80 New Dotland, £76 Flotterton, £73.80 Baal Hill, £70.50 Broomhall

176.7p Flotterton, 176.1p Warksfield Head, 175.7p Baal Hill, 174.6p New Dotland

Blackface - £76 Warksfield Head, £68 Broomhall

165.9p Broomhall, 165.2p Warksfield Head

Cast Ewes and Rams

Mule – £56 Haggwood

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 7th December 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts offered a sound, catalogued entry of 358 head of store cattle at their weekly sale.

With winter well and truly upon us, ground now cutting up and both fodder and bedding stores being utilised perhaps quicker than desired trade for all classes looks easier than seen throughout November.  Buyers remain keen for the best end of steers and heifers of all breeds but are paying keen attention to the condition and ‘finishing time’ of every animal.

Older forward sorts are still in demand and this week peaked at £1390 for a first class Charolais cross bullock at 18 months from noted breeder Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh, Ebchester.  Next in the ranking was a similarly superb black Limmy Bullock at the same age; the best for some years from local producer Alan Ogle, Comb Hills, Slaley which hit £1340.  Stronger heifers peaked at £1260 for a two year old Charolais cross lady with depth and shape from Kenny McCreery, Farnamullen.

Continuing the theme seen throughout the year heifers were by and large easier to sell than steers with a number of vendors expressing surprise at the difference in demand and ultimately price between the two classes, many seeing their well-bred heifers exceed the values of their bullock brothers.  Father and Son Willie & Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw brought forward a well-presented batch of cattle and saw yearling Charolais cross heifers peak at £1170 to average £1142 for 6 sold whilst steers peaked at £1155 to average £1078.

One of the most sought after pens of cattle on the day was that of Dennis & Stuart Charlton, Whiteside who came forward with 14 well-bred Limousin cross cattle at 8-10 months displaying typical ‘Whiteside trademark’ shape and style.  Both Steers and Heifers peaked at £1055 and the run of 14 comprising ten and four respectively averaged £1017 throughout for the highly regarded Roman Wall based father and son team.

With only two more opportunities to market store cattle at Hexham before the ‘turn of the year’ on either the 14th or 21st of December vendors contemplating a trip to market should contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to advise on how best to market your cattle.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1020 Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1275 Kirkley March, £1080 Sweethope

Limousin x heifers - £1175 Nilston Rigg, £1150, £1130 & £1000 White House Matfen

Simmental x steers – £1010 Springwell

Angus x steers - £1070 Springwell

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1390, £1285, £1270 & £1250 Newlands Haugh, £1200 Rare Dean, £1190 Rennington South, £1180 Rennington South (x2) & Springwell, £1170 Rare Dean, £1165, £1155 & £1145 Rennington South, £1100 Kirkley March & Rennington South, £1060 Springwell, £1040 Rennington South

Charolais x heifers – £1260 Farnamullan, £1170 Rare Dean, £1120 & £1060 Farnamullan, £1045 Little Harle, £1020 Farnamullan, £1000 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1340 Comb Hills, £1300 Luns House, £1270 High House & Luns House (x2), £1240 Luns House, £1220 Biddlestone, £1210, £1200 & £1190 High House, £1140 Armond Carr, £1120 Rennington South, £1100, £1085 & £1070 Kirkley March, £1050 Sweethope, Kirkley March & Comb Hills, £1040 Kirkley March, £1010 Kirkley March & Biddlestone, £980 Camphill

Limousin x heifers – £1195 Armond Carr, £1185 Comb Hills, £1080 Comb Hills & Lee Hall, £1060 White House Matfen, £1020 Lee Hall, £1000 Camphill & Lee Hall (x2), £990 Lee Hall, £980 St Oswalds & Lee Hall, £960 Camphill

British Blue x steers - £1100 & £1060 Camphill

British Blue x heifers – £1065 & £990 Camphill

Simmental x steers – £1030 Springwell, £980 & £955 (x2) Newton Greens

Simmental x heifers – £1000 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x steers -£1250 Newlands Haugh, £1140 Springwell (x2), £1110 Newlands Haugh, £1090 (x2) Low Eshells, £1050 Biddlestone, £1045 The Stobbs, £1015 Low Eshells, £990 Newton Farm, £980 & £970 The Stobbs, £960 Biddlestone

Angus x heifers – £1070 High Town, £985 Lee Hall, £945 The Stobbs

Hereford x steers – 1080, £1015 & £1010 Biddlestone, £960 Bunker Hill, £930 Biddlestone

Saler x heifers - £910 St Oswalds

South Devon x steers - £920 Newton Greens

South Devon x heifers - £910 Newton Greens

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1155 & £1070 Rusheylaw, £925 Harewalls

Charolais x heifers - £1170, £1150 (x2) & £1120 Rusheylaw, £925 (x2) Farnamullan

Limousin x steers – £1165 Low Eshells, £1100 & £1080 Rusheylaw, £1030, £1015 & £1005 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1000 Whiteside Haltwhistle & Featherwood, £990 Rusheylaw & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £940 Featherwood, £935 Harnam Hall (LM), £930 Featherwood

Limousin x heifers – £1115 Rusheylaw, £1060 Camphill, £1030 Lee Hall, £1000 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £990 Warksfield Head, £980 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £940 Featherwood

British Blue x steers – £1155 Warksfield Head, £990 Camphill

British Blue x heifers – £960 Warksfield Head

Simmental x steers – £1065 Springwell

Angus x steers – £950 Newton Farm

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1075 Rusheylaw

Limousin x steers – £1055 & £1025 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £990 & £930 Warksfield Head

Limousin x heifers – £1055 Whiteside Haltwhistle

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of ewes this week that met a very similar trade as last week.  Larger, fleshier sorts would be a touch dearer.
More again needed for next week.

Texel - £138 Brinkburn Newhouses, £98 Loan Side, £86 Brinkburn Newhouses

Texel x – £135 Halton Red House, £128 Flotterton, £117 Halton Red House, £115 Brinkburn Newhouses & High Eshells, £109 Halton Red House, £108 High Eshells, £105 Buskin Farm, £104 Rose Cottage, £102 Peel Flatt, £97 New Acres, £96 Follions, £91 Harnam Hall, £90 Halton Red House, New Acres, Harnam Hall & Longlea Netherwitton, £89 Stamford & Blakelaw, £88 New Acres & Westerside, £86 Thockrington & Harnam Hall (x2), £85 Redesmouth, £84 Old Forge, £80Houselope Grange, £77 Low Staples, £76 New Dotland & Westerside

Suffolk - £120 Brinkburn Newhouses

Suffolk x – £100 Harnham Hall, £97 Brinkburn Newhouses, £95 Stamford, £89 Flotterton, £77 Dene House, £76 Steel Hall & Bowmont Hill

Beltex x - £101 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £74 Harnam Hall, £70 Ottercops

Cheviot – £40 Bavington Hill Head, £38 Falstone Farm, £37 Flotterton

SC Cheviot - £84 & £60 Flotterton

Cheviot Mule – £78 & £77 Harnam Hall (LM), £76 Bavington Hill Head, £73 Flotterton

Mule – £64 High Eshells, £62 Flotterton & Houselope Grange, £58 New Dotland, Westerside, Buskin & Coltpark, £56 Thockrington, Wingates South & Coltpark, £55 High Fotherley & Harnam Hall, £54 Halton Red House, £53 Longlea Netherwitton, £52 Stamford & Paradise

Blackface – £50 Nilston Rigg & Harnam Hall, £46 Dunns Houses & Blakelaw, £45 Old Forge, Dunns Houses & Kellah, £44 Cottonshope, £40 Thornton Tower, Hole Farm & Blakelaw

Swaledale – £57 Low Mill, £42 Red House, £40 The Wham (x2), £39 Old Forge & Blakelaw, £35 Blakelaw, £34 Hawksteel

Crossbred - £100 Bavington Hill Head, £95 Flotterton, £75 Harnam Hall, £70 Moorgair, £68 Loan Side, £64 Peel Flatt

Store Lambs

A tremendous show of store lambs for the time of year sold to a ring full of customers and all classes dearer on the week.

Texel x – £95 Coatyards, £85 Follions, £83 Butterknowes, £82 Bellingham Demesne & Keepershield, £81.50 Blue Gables & Buskin, £81 New Acres, £80.50 New Acres, Derwent Grange & Burradon Windyside, £80 Homilton & Sandylands, £79.50 Laburnum Cottage, £79 Whitechapel, Bellingham Demesne, Percy Arms & Ravenside, £78.50 High Barns, £78 Finely Farm & Hopesley House, £77.50 East Uppertown, £77 Longlea Netherwitton, Finely Farm & Burradon Windyside, £76.50 Bowmont Hill, Longlea Netherwitton, Coatyards, Causey Burn & Sandylands, £76 Chapel House, Butterknowes & Burradon Windyside

Dutch Texel x - £84 Agars Hill, £77 Burn House & Agars Hill (x2), £76.50 Midgeholme (x2), £75 Burn House & Agars Hill, £71 Agars Hill

Suffolk x – £81 Hopesley House, £78.50 Brixter Hill & High Barns, £77.50 Lamberton & Piatroon, £77 Whitechapel, £75.50 Broadwood Hall, £74.50 Bowmont Hill, £74 Midgeholme, £73.50 Black Hedley, £73 Duddo Hill & Dene House, £72.50 Duddo Hill, £72 Heatherslaw, £71 Piatroon & High Alderheads, £70 Heatherslaw & East Highridge

Beltex x - £93, £92 & £90 (x2) Middle Horsleyhope, £80.50 Thornton Tower, £80 Hallington New Houses, £79.50 Moorgair, £77 Thornton Tower, £73.50 Watch Hill

Lleyn - £70.50 Stanton Town Head

Ryeland - £60.50 Peel Flatt

Cheviot x – £59.50 & £50 Cottonshope

Mule – £79.50 Redburn, £76 Whitechapel, £74.50 Buteland, £71 Redburn (x2) & East Highridge, £69.50 Farneyshield & Redburn, £69 Buteland, £68 Moorgair & Red House, £64 Townfoot Woodburn, £63.50 Newbiggin, £63 Gleedlee, £62.50 Low Mill, £59 Red House & Farneyshield, £58.50 East Highridge

Blackface – £66 & £59 Buteland, £58 Bellshiel (x2), £56.50 Blueburn, £55 & £50 Featherwood, £46.50 Edlingham Demesne & Buteland

Swaledale - £40 Wolf Hills (x2), £32.50 Gleedlee

Crossbred – £77 Barracks Farm, £74.50, £74, £72.50 & £69.50 Bowmont Hill, £68 Broom House

Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 5th December 2018

Scots Gap Auction Mart held their Christmas Prime sheep show which was kindly sponsored by Robson & Cowan Country Store, Scots Gap and expertly judged by Jamie Curle, Berwick.

A small but select show of lambs of all breeds were presented and awards were made as follows;

Champion pen and 1st Prize Beltex crosses Messrs Hall, New Houses, Hallington which weighed 43kg and sold for £144 per head (334.9ppkg) to the Judge.

Reserve Champion pen & 1st prize Texel crosses J R Walton, Grangemoor, Scots Gap which weighed 46kg and sold for £104 (226ppkg) to Jeff Dunn,  Ponteland and were purchased for WMH Farm Fresh Meats, Haydon Bridge.

1st Prize Suffolk cross – Messrs Robson, Dene House.

1st Prize Mule – Messrs Thoburn, Pitland Hills.

1st Prize Blackface – Messrs Scott, The Brigg.

A good show of Cast sheep were also presented and prizes were as follows;

Champion & 1st prize Suffolk crosses Messrs Johnson, Tuthill, Cambo which sold for £106 per head to Jeff Dunn, Ponteland.

Reserve Champion & 1st Prize Texel Crosses E Robson, High Baulk, Hexham which sold for £98 to the same buyer.

1st Prize Mules – Messrs Johnson, Tuthill.

1st Prize Hill Ewes – Messrs Renton, Bowershield (Cheviots)

Besides show sheep a good entry of all classes were presented and once again sold to great rates. Out with show prices the sale peaked at £99 for a super heavyweight Texel cross lamb from Jonta Walton, Grangemoor and at 196.3ppkg for a smart pen of 6 from the same home at 41kg.

Cast sheep peaked at £110 for a retired Texel ram from Messrs Walton, Troughend, Otterburn. 

Prime Lambs

Texel x £104 & £99 Grangemoor, £92 Old Town, £90 (x2) Grangemoor, £88 (x3) Grangemoor, £82 & £81 Tosson Tower, £80.50, £80 (x2) Grangemoor, £80(x2) Rugley Walls, £ 80 Tosson Tower.

212.2p & 196.3p Grangemoor, 195.2p & 195.1p Tosson Tower, 194.9p Black Callerton, 192.9p Tosson Tower, 190.5p (x2) Rugley Walls, 190.5p, 190.2p & 179.1p Tosson Tower, 177.6p Black Callerton, 173.9p Grangemoor, 170.7p Dene House, 169.8p (x2) Grangemoor.

Beltex x - £144 New Houses, Hallington, £90 Grangemoor.

334.9p New Houses, Hallington & 183.7p Grangemoor.

Suffolk x - £74 Black Callerton, £72 Dene House.

163.6p Dene House, 160.9p Black Callerton.

Mule - £80 & £78 Pitland Hills, £75 Mrs C Thorburn Pitland Hills, £75 Pitland Hills.

159.6p & 156.0p Pitland Hills

Cheviot - £55 & £54 The Brigg

150.0p & 148.6p The Brigg

Blackface – £60 & £50 The Brigg

157.9p & 142.9p The Brigg

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £98 High Baulk, £96, £86 (x2) Cornhills, £83 High Baulk

Texel Ram - £110 Dunns Houses

Suffolk x - £106 & £86 Tuthill

Mule - £76 & £72 Tuthill

Cheviot - £73 & £50 Bowershield

Blackface - £60 & £56 Dunns Houses, £54 & £40 The Brigg

Hexham Primestock Christmas Show and Sale | Tuesday 4th December 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly Prime Cattle sale which this week incorporated its Annual Christmas Special Prize Show and Sale.  This year was very ably judged by John Mellin and Clare Cropper, Skipton.
It must be said that there was a fantastic show of cattle this year with it being mentioned as one of the best seen at Hexham for some years with no less than  twenty nine cattle forward for the pre sale show.

Winning the pre sale show was a brilliant red limousin x steer from Philip Robson, Middle Horsleyhope, Waskerley.  It wasn’t the first show for this steer having won well at Northumberland County Show earlier in the year.  The champion went on to sell for £3 per kilo to the judges on behalf of C&G Croppers, Butchers, Accrington, Lancashire to use in their shop this Christmas.

Reserve Champion went to M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm, Tow Law with the Limousin x heifer which sold for 233.5ppk to Mr J Higginson, Castle Bank Butchers.

M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green sold a lovely Limousin x heifer to Mr J Higginson for 245.5ppk also.

At today’s sale there was demand for well fleshed steers with 32 steers forward out of the 62 clean cattle.

M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm, Tow Law sold a great Blue cross steer for 236.5ppk to B&T Kitson Butchers, Northallerton.
M/s JS Hubbuck Ltd, Rising Sun, Hexham sold Limousin x steers to 222.5ppk selling to M/s JA Jewitt (Meat) Ltd, Low House, Spennymoor.

Young Farmers Champion this year went to Miss Gemma Common, Low Ardley with a Limousin x heifer selling at 237.5ppk to Mr J Higginson, Castle Bank Butchers.

Prime Bulls – Couple of prime bulls forward this week from M/s JE Henderson & Sons, Burntongues selling for 219.5ppk and 210.5ppk respectively to R Pearson, Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.

On behalf of all the Directors and staff at Hexham I would like to thank our sponsors, Lloyds Bank and Mole Country Store also all vendors and purchasers who contributed to this great day.

Christmas Show

Best YFC Steer/Heifer 1st  Gemma Common, Low Ardley (Lim x Hfr)
    2nd Mike Hall, Barker House (Lim x Hfr)

Limousin x Heifer  1st  Glebe Farm
                               2nd Lough Green

Limousin x steer  1st  Middle Horsleyhope
                             2nd Low Leam

British Blue x Heifer  1st  Low Leam

British Blue x Steer  1st  Glebe Farm

Other Cont. x Heifer 1st  Low Leam (Blonde x)
                                  2nd Flotterton (Charolais x)

Other Cont. x Steer 1st  Low Leam
                                2nd Tone Hall

Best Native Steer/Hfr 1st  Flotterton (AAx steer)
                                    2nd Barker House (AAx heifer)

Male Champion  M/s Robson, Middle Horsleyhope (Lim x steer)

Female Champion M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm (Lim x hfr)

Overall Champion  M/s Robson, Middle Horsleyhope
    Limousin x steer

Reserve Champion M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm
    Limousin x heifer
  
Limousin Steers – £1887 Middle Horsleyhope, £1528.23 Flotterton, £1431.50 Rising Sun, £1428.68, £1396.35 & £1387.82 Claywalls, £1364.12, £1355.03, £1352.88 & £1303.23 Rising Sun, £1301.62 Low Leam, £1274.93 & £1076.36 Rising Sun, £1073.59 Manor Farm

300p Middle Horsleyhope, 222.5p Rising Sun (x2), 221.5p & 217.5p Claywalls, 215.5p Claywalls, Rising Sun & Low Leam, 210.5p Flotterton, 204.5p, 197.5p, 192.5p & 178.5p Rising Sun, 175.5p & 171.5p Manor Farm

Limousin Heifers – £1490.41 High Town, £1349 Low Ardley, £1321.61 Glebe Farm, £1300.65 Steeley Farm, £1296.24 Lough Green, £1234.75 & £1218.08 Steeley Farm, £1209.68 Jubilee Buildings, £1209.47 Steeley Farm, £1206.90 Jubilee Buildings, £1182.32 Low Ardley, £1160.25 Lough Green, £1145.40, £1071.68, £1068 & £1064.26 Barker House, £1006.83 Manor Farm

245.5p Lough Green, 237.5p Low Ardley, 233.5p Glebe Farm, 229.5p Steeley Farm, 227.5p Lough Green, 224.5p Steeley Farm, 223.5p Low Ardley, Steeley Farm & Jubilee Buildings, 222.5p Barker House, 219.5p High Town, 217.5p Steeley Farm, 216.5p, 209.5p & 207.5p Barker House, 190.5p Jubilee Buildings

Charolais Steers – £1532.44, £1490.81, £1388.18 & £1347.25 Flotterton, £1215.56 Tone Hall

212.5p & 210.5p Flotterton, 208.5p Tone Hall, 207.5p & 204.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers - £1352.72, £1218.25, £1090.12 & £1005 Flotterton

228.5p, 221.5p, 201.5p & 189.5p Flotterton
 
Angus Steers – £1378.51 Flotterton, £1234.96, £1131.57, £1078.41 & £1068.78 Manor Farm

209.5p Flotterton, 190.5p, 189.5p & 183.5p Manor Farm

Angus Heifers - £1107.14 & £1087.30 Barker House, £1018.54 Manor Farm

208.5p & 207.5p Barker House, 200.5p Manor Farm

British Blue Steers - £1456.84 Glebe Farm, £1259.02 & £1161 Rising Sun

236.5p Glebe Farm, 195.5p & 193.5p Rising Sun

British Blue Heifers - £1503.50 & 242.5p Low Leam

Blonde Steers - £1195.11 & 220.5p Low Leam

Blonde Heifers - £1388.63, £1383.08 & £1330 Low Leam

243.5p, 241.5p & 237.5p Low Leam

OTM

Hexham Auction Mart held it’s weekly sale of cast cattle with this week incorporating it’s Annual Christmas Show and Sale kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank and Mole Country Store.
Judging this years Prime and Cast Cattle sections fell to the very capable hands of John Mellin and Clare Cropper, Skipton.
The pair gave first prize in the Cast Cow section to a tremendous black cow from Mr JW Smith-Jackson, High Town which went on to top the section at 167.5ppk and purchased by M/s AS&SM Kemp and Son, Durham.
Topping the cast bull section was a terrific Limousin Bull from Mr D Dixon, Middle Heads, Rowley realising 129.5ppk (£1524.22)
Trade for cows this week mirrored other centres yesterday and the end of last week and was less on the week, especially the well fleshed sorts with the influx of cheaper dairy sorts being blamed currently due to forage shortage.
The Board of Directors and all the staff here at Hexham Auction Mart would like to thank all vendors, purchasers and sponsors throughout the year for their continued support, it is very much appreciated.

Christmas Show

Best Cast Cow 1st  High Town
                        2nd Little Swinburne
  
Limousin – £1338.33 High Town, £1104.81 Little Swinburne, £1102.99 Manor Farm, £1100.22 Brownsleazes, £1061.03 Rawfoot, £1003.37 Brownsleazes, £936.28 Lowes Fell, £798.26 Rare Dean, £768.18 Low Ardley

167.5p High Town, 164.5p Rawfoot, 149.5p Little Swinburne, 146.5p & 134.5p Brownsleazes, 131.5p Lowes Fell, 119.5p Manor Farm, 110.5p Brownsleazes, 109.5p Rare Dean, 108.5p East Matfen, Low Ardley & Nunwick, 104.5p Nunwick, 103.5p Rawfoot, Nunwick & Houselope Grange, 102.5p Rawfoot, 101.5p Nunwick

Limousin (Bull) - £1524.22 Middle Heads, £952.93 East Matfen

129.5p Middle Heads, 117.5p East Matfen

Angus -£776.86 & 108.5p Manor Farm

British Blue – £818.03 Houselope Grange, £800.13 Buteland

97.5p & 92.5p Buteland

Blonde - £1265.76 & £1222.38 Jubilee Buildings, £855.11 Houselope Grange, £847.28 Rawfoot

146.5p & 137.5p Jubilee Buildings, 116.5p Houselope Grange, 97.5p Rawfoot

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held their Christmas Show and Sale of Prime Sheep.
The sale was once again kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank and Mole Country Stores.

Prior to the sale the judging was expertly carried out by weekly buyer at this centre, Jamie Curle, Bowsden, Berwick.  There were 24 great pens of lambs forward and Jamie gave all exhibits due consideration.

Christmas Show Prize List

5 Texel x   1st Quarry House
                  2nd Little Swinburne

5 Dutch Texel x 1st Little Swinburne
                          2nd Low West House

5 Beltex x  1st Low West House
                  2nd Little Swinburne

5 Suffolk x  1st Low West House
                    2nd Low Eshells

5 Blackface  1st Sewingshields
                     2nd Sewingshields

5 Cheviot x  1st Bingfield Combe

Overall Champion – M/s Beveridge, Low West House (Beltex x)
Reserve Champion – M/s Sparke, Little Swinburne (Dutch Texel x)

The champion pen was awarded to the Beveridge Family, Low West House, Tow Law who received the Robson & Cowan Trophy and Champion Rosette from Ian Hedley and Fiona Lee representing Mole Country Stores.

The five Beltex x lambs of outstanding quality entered the ring weighing 37kg and realised £120 (324.3ppk) purchased by Jamie Curle on behalf of Vivers ScotLamb Ltd, Annan.

Reserve Champion Rosette was awarded to another super pen of Dutch Texel x from WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne.  They weighed at 37kg and were later sold for £94 (235ppk) to R Curle & Son, Bowsden.

Trade outside of the show sheep was dearer on the week.
 
Texel x – £100 Quarry House, £91 Halton Red House, £89 Black Hedley, £88.50 Highwood (x4), Old Town & Little Swinburne, £87 St Oswalds, £85 Springwell Cottage & Low West House, £84.50 East Matfen, £84.20 Springwell Cottage, £84 Springwell Cottage & Quarry House, £83.50 Low Eshells (x2), Baal Hill, Springwell Cottage & Aydonshields, £83 Springwell Cottage, Aydonshields & High House, £82.80 Highwood, £82.50 Low Eshells, Palm Strothers & Aydonshields, £82.20 High Baulk, £82 Aydonshields & Halton Red House, £81.50 Snape Farm & Baal Hill (x2), £81.20 Baal Hill, £81 Quarry House & High House, £80.50 St Oswalds, £80.20 Low Eshells, £80 High House (x2) & Palm Strothers

223.1p St Oswalds, 221.1p & 212.8p Quarry House, 210.7p Little Swinburne, 206.4p St Oswalds, 202.4p High House, 201.1p Highwood (x3), 200p St Oswalds, 198.8p East Matfen, 197.4p Low Eshells, 195p High Baulk, 192.9p High House, 192.5p Palm Strothers (x2), 192.3p East Uppertown, 191.9p Aydonshields, 190.5p Palm Strothers (x2) & High House, 189.8p Baal Hill, 189.7p East Uppertown, 188.9p Low West House, 188.6p Aydonshields, 188.2p Highwood, 188.1p Snape Farm, 187.8p Low Eshells, 187.2p Partridge Nest, 186.7p Springwell Cottage, 186.3p East Uppertown, 185.6p Low Eshells, 184.4p Highwood, 182.7p High Baulk, 182.3p Low Eshells, 180.9p Springwell Cottage, 180p Quarry House+

Dutch Texel x - £94 Little Swinburne, £85.50 Low West House, £83.50 & £83 Willimoteswick, £80 Willimoteswick (x3) & St Oswalds

235p Little Swinburne, 206.6p St Oswalds, 200p Willimoteswick, 198.8p Low West House, 195.1p Willimoteswick, 190.5p Willimoteswick & St Oswalds, 189.8p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £90 Low West House, £87.50 Black Hedley, £82 Low Eshells & Old Town, £81 Low Eshells, £80.50 Baal Hill, £80.20 Old Town, £80 Luns House, £79.80 Black Hedley, £79.20 Old Town, £79 Thockrington, £78.80 Luns House, £77.50 Black Hedley, £77 Thockrington & Low Eshells, £75.50 Thockrington

180p Old Town, 176.5p Low West House, 176.1p Black Hedley, 172.5p Old Town, 171.6p Thockrington, 171.3p Baal Hill, 171.1p Thockrington, 167.4p Low Eshells, 165.6p Luns House, 165.3p Low Eshells, 164.4p & 164.2p Luns House, 164p Low Eshells

Beltex x – £120 Low West House, £89 Little Swinburne, £85.50 & £83 Low West House, £80 St Oswalds

324.3p, 237.5p & 212.8p Low West House, 211.9p Little Swinburne, 200p St Oswalds

Cheviot x- £74 & £68.50 Flotterton, £68 Bingfield Combe, £66 Flotterton

173.7p Flotterton, 170p Bingfield Combe, 168.2p & 167.1p Flotterton

Mule – £78.80 & £73 Quarry House

165.9p & 164.2p Quarry House

Blackface - £73 & £67 Sewingshields

171.8p & 165.9p Sewingshields