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Scots Gap Prime Stock | Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Scots Gap Mart sold 304 Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep at their weekly sale. All classes once again dearer on the week and considerably better than seen earlier the same week.  

Lambs averaged £75.17 for 42kg with an SQQ figure of 182.4ppkg 

Trade topped at £90 for a heavy Texel cross lamb from Austin & Jeremy Dodds, High House, Milbourne whilst Adam & Dan Thompson, The Fawns, peeked at 194.9ppkg. 

Cast sheep sold to £103 and £99 for Texel Ewes also from High House, with Rams to £97 from Peter Charleton, Little Harle. 

Prime Lambs 

Texel x – £90 High House, £81 Dykehead, £80 (x2) & £79 High House, £78 Rugley Walls, £77 Dykehead, Black Callerton & The Fawns, £76 The Fawns, £75 Black Callerton & The Fawns 

194.9p The Fawns, 192.5p Dykehead & The Fawns, 192.3p The Fawns, 190.5p High House, 190.2p Rugley Walls, 187.5p & 183.8p Black Callerton, 166.7p Fairspring, 162.0p Dykehead 

Mule - £80, £77.50 & £75.80 Pitland Hills 

164.8p & 158.2p Pitland Hills

Cast Ewes and Rams  

Texel Ram - £97 & £87 Little Harle, £82 High House 

Texel x - £103, £99 & £93High House, 89 & £88.50 The Fawns, £86 & £84 The Fawns (D Thompson), £82 Pitland Hills, £81 Little Harle, £80 Great Bavington, £79 The Fawns & Longwitton, £78 Great Bavington, £72.50 Longwitton 

Suffolk x - £94 Pitland Hills, £84 Black Callerton, £68 Tuthill & Dene House 

Mule – £77, £75 & £68 Tuthill, £67 Little Harle & Longwitton, £64.50 Black Callerton, £62.50 Great Bavington 

Leicester Ram - £90 Little Harle 

Lleyn - £75 Black Callerton

Blackface - £40 Little Harle

Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 24th November 2017

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale had forward a sound entry of 341 head of store cattle and suckled calves. With numbers now easing all classes looked a good trade on the day with buyers-a-plenty at the ringside.  The leading price of the day was £1410 and was seen not once but twice, both times for cattle from County Durham. The first was a big Charolais steer at 20 months from Messrs Walker Bros, Satley who saw their seven steers average a noteworthy £1355 whilst the next lot; a pair, also Charolais crosses at the same age which also realised £1410 were sold by Messrs Tweddle, Springwell.

Messrs Walker also saw one of their Simmental bred steers at the same age reach £1400 whilst the dearest heifer on the day; A big upstanding Angus by a registered bull from Selby & Alan Robson, Yatesfield also hit the same figure. No fewer than 57 cattle, both steers and heifers exceeded £1200 per head and were testament to the stockmanship of the vendors that regularly present their cattle for sale through the Hexham store ring.

 

The mid-aged class of cattle; those in the 11-17 month bracket also sold well and saw both the steer and heifer trade dominated by Messrs Burn, Grange House, Stamfordham. Renowned for top quality stores the family took home £1340 for their best steer at 15 months of age and heifer sisters to this one came back at £1190 and £1180 also.

A small but choice entry of yearling and younger types continued to sell well at this centre and highlights included a super jet black Limousin yearling steer from Messrs Crozier, Raggetsyke, Dumfriesshire which rang the bell at £1200 and was followed by another of the same breed from Edward Thoburn, Pitland Hills at £1170.

With the entire sale returning an average of £995.15 for all cattle sold all categories looked a good trade on the day but especially well-bred heifers with shape and potential for growth obviously sought after by a number of specialist finishers.

The auctioneers would be delighted to discuss the marketing of any cattle which are yet to be traded and we would actively encourage breeders to contact our team who can advise how best and when to take advantage of these current levels.  

 Leading prices;

 Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1370 West Biggens, £1315 East White Hill, £1295 Kirkley March, £1110 Springwell

British Blue x heifers - £1080 Moorgair

Simmental x steers - £1230 Satley

Angus x steers - £1300 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £1400, £12*90 & £1250 Yatesfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1410 Satley & Springwell, £1390 Satley, £1360 & £1340 Hallington New Houses, £1235 Kirkley March, £1120 & £1080 (x2) The Raw, £1075 White House Birtley, £1050, £1040 & £1010 Redshaw

Charolais x heifers – £1355, £1340, £1315 & £1290 Hallington New Houses, £1200 Edlingham Newtown, £1180 Rare Dean, £1170 & £1165 Edlingham Newtown, £1150 The Raw, £1130 White House Birtley, £1120 Edlingham Newtown, £1110 The Raw, £1100 Rare Dean (x2) & The Raw (x2), £1090 White House Birtley, £1060 The Raw, £1025 Rare Dean, £965 Harewalls

 Limousin x steers – £1385 & £1370 (x2) Lough Green, £1365 Lunns House, £1350 Kirkley March, £1340 Lunns House (x2), £1330 Lee Hall & Lough Green, £1310 Lough Green & Springwell, £1290 Lunns House, £1285 Lough Green, £1280 Lee Hall & Springwell, £1240 Lough Green, £1195 Rosehill, £1190 & £1180 Lee Hall, £1175 Kirkley March, £1160 Stotsfold, £1155 Wingates Wholme, £1150 Lee Hall, £1130 Kirkley March

 Limousin x heifers – £1280 Comb Hills, £1170 Edlingham Newtown, £1140 Wingates Wholme, £1135 Lee Hall, £1125 Edlingham Newtown, £1100 Blackhalls, £1090 Wingates Wholme, £1085 Blackhalls, £1040 Lee Hall (x2), £1000 Wingates Wholme, £990 White House Birtley, £930 Glendue, £920 Glendue & Rosehill

 British Blue x steers - £1240 Lee Hall

 Simmental x steers – £1400, £1380 & £1340 (x2) Satley

 Simmental x heifers – £1000 Intake

 Angus x steers -£1350 Springwell, £1250 Lee Hall, £1210 Springwell, £1000, £980 & £960 Redshaw

 Angus x heifers – £1140 (x2) High Barns, £1130 Yatesfield, £1080 & £1070 (x2) High Barns, £990 Yatesfield

 Beef Shorthorn x heifers - £1060 & £940 Yatesfield

 South Devon x steers - £1105, £1080 & £960 Newton Greens

 Stabiliser x steers - £1170 Wingates Wholme

 Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1185, £1160 & £1110 Edlingham Newtown, £1110 Harewalls, £1095 Edlingham Newtown & Harewalls, £1090, £1045, £1025, £1000 & £970 (x2) Harewalls

Charolais x heifers - £1125 & £1110 Edlingham Newtown

Limousin x steers – £1340 Grange House, £1260 Stotsfold, £1220 & £1210 Grange House, £1200 Rosehill & Raggetsyke, £1190 Stotsfold, £1175 Comb Hills, £1170 Pitland Hills, £1120 Stotsfold, £1100 Lovelady Shield, £1065 East Wharmley, £1060 High Lovelady Shield, £1050 East Wharmley, £1035 High Lovelady Shield, £1020 White House Eastgate (x2), £1000 Pitland Hills, £940 White House Eastgate

Limousin x heifers – £1190 & £1180 Grange House, £1155 Comb Hills, £1100 White House Eastgate, £1070 Lee Hall, £1050 White House Eastgate, £1030 Pitland Hills, £1010 Thornton Tower, £980 Rosehill, £925 Pitland Hills

 British Blue x steers – £1100 Stotsfold

 Simmental x steers – £1030 (x2) East Wharmley

 Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £965 Low Bishopton

Limousin x steers – £1000 High Lovelady Shield & White House Eastgate, £900 Baal Hill

 Limousin x heifers – £910 High Lovelady Shield

 Simmental x steers – £890 Baal Hill, £860 Dale House

 Saler x steers – £840 Baal Hill

 Store Sheep

 Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 4906 Store Lambs and Cast Ewes.

 Cast Ewes

Heavy ewes maintaining last week’s high rates of returns with lighter ewes still remaining difficult to cash.

Texel – £120 Agars Hill, £116 Colepike

Texel x – £124 & £122 Low Ardley, £116 Bavington Hill Head, £112 Low Leam, £110 Watch Currock, £96 New Acres & Willimoteswick, £95 Whittingham Grange & Bavington Hill Head, £94 Low Ardley, £93 Bavington Hill Head, £90 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £96 Sillywrea, £89 Low Eshells, £88 High Alderheads & Colepike, £87 Whittingham Grange, £80 Greyside

Charollais x - £86 Great Tosson

Leicester - £84 Lowes Fell, £81 & £76 Harwood Shield

Cheviot - £76 Sillywrea

Mule – £73 Whittingham Grange & Watch Currock, £71 Great Chesters, £70 Low Eshells & Colepike, £69 Comb Hills, £67 Lowes Fell & Harwood Shield 

Blackface – £52 The Hott, £51 Highfield & Greyside, £50 Grindon Hill, £49 Lowes Fell & Low Leam

Swaledale – £50 Whitelees, £42 Blackcleugh (x2), £40 Harwood Shield, £39 Low Leam

Crossbred - £64 Great Tosson

Store Lambs

Once again all classes very well sold on the week. 35 active purchasers were present ensuring all vendors left delighted with their day’s trading.  Topping the sale was a Texel Tup lamb consigned by M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley.  A further 17 pens of lambs exceeding the £80 barrier.

Many more lambs are required at this centre to satisfy demand. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444, John Walton 07738406297 or Drew Patrick 07854361967 for further enquiries.

Texel - £100, £98 & £92 Low Ardley

Texel x (Av £66.25) – £96 Follions, £95 Redburn, £89 New Acres, £86.50, £84.50 & £84 Follions, £82 Fell Lane, £81 Longlea Netherwitton, £80 New Acres, £79 Fell Lane & Lorbottle, £78.50 Hollin Close, £78 Cornsay House, £77.50 Redburn, £77 Horneystead, £76 Moralees & Wydon, £75.50 Redburn, £75 East Broomshiels & Bingfield East Quarter

Dutch Texel x - £69 Midgeholme

Suffolk x (Av £68.14) – £80 Lowes Fell, £77 Lodge House, £74.50 Nettlesworth West, £73 West Park, £71 Black Hedley, £70.50 Crescent Farm

Beltex x (Av £75.31) - £91, £85.50 & £85 Bavington Hill Head

Charollais x - £80 Ricknall Grange

Leicester - £63 Dale House

Cheviot x (Av £59.31) - £63 Featherwood, Donkleywood & Longlea, £61 & £60 Longlea

Mule (Av £52.91) – £68 Redburn, £65 Black Heddon, £64 Belsay Barns, £63 The Throp & Black Heddon, £59 Hollin Close & Rigg Farm

Blackface (Av £40.43) – £51 Townfoot Woodburn & Featherwood, £49.50 Townfoot Woodburn

Swaledale - £50 Gleedlee, £35 Buckshot

Crossbred (Av £65.16) – £75 Ricknall Grange, £70 & £67 Lodge House

Hexham Prime Stock | Tuesday 28th November 2017

Primestock

Next week, 5th December, is the Christmas Prize Show and Sale for all classes of Cattle and Sheep.  For entries and enquiries please contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444. 

Cattle 

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Geld Cows and Clean Cattle. 

Prime Cattle 

Limousin Heifers – 211.5p & 209.5p (x2) Nunwick 

Limousin Heifers – £1301, £1294.38 & £1259.10 Nunwick 

OTM 

Limousin – 177.5p Wallhouses, 149.5p Low Houselope, 145.5p Hammershield, 143.5p Nunwick, 142.5p Hammershield 

British Blue – 174.5p Cornsay House 

Angus – 157.5p Horncastle, 144.5p Evistones, 143.5p The Reenes 

Stabiliser – 142.5p Nunwick 

Limousin – £1274.45 Wallhouses, £1056.02 & £1051.86 Nunwick, £1024.64 East Butsfield, £1024.32 Hammershield, £1012.12 Low Houselope, £990.51 Nunwick, £967.58 Hammershield 

Angus – £1173.34 Evistones, £1020.29 The Reenes, £991.71 Greencarts 

Stabiliser – £1024.58 Nunwick 

British Blue - £958.01 Cornsay House, £945.35 High Alderheads 

Prime Sheep

 Prime Lambs

A mixed show of lambs forward but again a lot of weight about. Trade was dearer on the week. 

Texel x – £90 Sunniside, £86 (x2) High Baulk, £85.50 South Kirkheaton, £85 Channel Well & Baal Hill, £84.50 West Shields, £84.20 Sunniside & Lingey Field, £84 Low Eshells & Lingey Field, £83.80 West Shields, £83.50 Low Ardley, £83 High Baulk & Blackburn, £82.50 Old Town, £82 Burn House, Low Eshells (x2), South Kirkheaton & Middle Heads, £81.80 Blackburn, £81.50 Low Eshells, £81 South Kirkheaton & West Shields, £80.50 High Baulk & West Shields, £80.20 Middle Heads, £80 Channel Well, Aydonshields, Comb Hills, Blue Gables, South Kirkheaton, Old Town, Great Chesters, West Shields & Colepike

212.5p Channel Well, 210.5p Lingey Field, 208.5p South Kirkheaton, 204.4p West Shields, 200p Channel Well, 198.8p Low Ardley, 197.5p Low Eshells, 195.5p High Baulk, 195.2p South Kirkheaton, 194.4p Highwood, 190.7p Burn House, 187.8p Low Eshells, 182.9p West Shields, 182.9p South Kirkheaton, 180.5p Newlands Hall (x2), 178.4p Lingey Field, 178.3p Middle Heads, 177.8p Great Chesters, 177.2p Burn House & Low Eshells, 176.3p Highwood, 175p West Shields (x2), 174.4p Middle Heads, 174p Blackburn, 173.9p South Kirkheaton, 172.8p Low Ardley 

Dutch Texel x – £85, £83.80 & £83.50 Willimoteswick 

214.1p, 184.5p & 178.3p Willimoteswick

 Suffolk x – £85 High Dalton & Baal Hill, £84 Sunniside (x3), £83.50 Sunniside & Sillywrea, £82 Old Town, £81 Colepike, £80.50 Old Town, £80.40 Middle Heads, £80 High Dalton, Old Town & Colepike, £79.50 Colepike, £78 Lowes Fell, £77.20 Low Eshells, £77 High Dalton, £76.50 Old Town, £76 Lunns House, £75 Blue Gables 

171.1p Middle Heads, 170.9p Lunns House, 168p Sunniside, 167.4p High Dalton, 165.6p Colepike, 164.7p Sunniside, 164.3p Low Eshells, 163.7p Sillywrea, 163.3p Colepike, 161.9p Lunns House 

Beltex x – £83.20 & 208p Comb Hills 

Charollais x - £87, £86.50, £86 (x2), £85.80, £85.20 (x2), £85, £84.50, £84 (x2), £83.50, £83 & £81.50 Sunniside 

173.9p, 169.8p, 169.4p, 168p (x2), 167p & 165p Sunniside 

Mule – £78.80 Baal Hill, £75.50 Great Chesters, £74.50 Lowes Fell, £70 (x2) Blackburn 

169.7p Highwood, 164.2p Baal Hill 

Blackface - £65 & 147.7p Greenleas 

Swaledale - £46.50, £43 & £42.20 Bulls Hill 

114.1p Bulls Hill 

Cast Ewes and Rams  

Texel x – £54 Newlands Hall 

Suffolk x - £58 Old Town

Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 1st December 2017

Hexham Auction Mart

1st December 2017

Store Cattle

 

Hexham & Northern Marts at their first sale in the festive month of December had forward an entry of 507 head of store cattle.  Despite seasonal overnight snowfall a great show of numbers for the time of year was met by a good crowd of buyers at the ringside and all classes once again sold very well.

The first lot into the ring held a brace of accolades on the day, both top price and top average. Messrs Walton, Flotterton, Rothbury sold 12 huge Charolais cross Limousin bullocks at 19-20 months which peaked at £1450 for a hefty pair and averaged a commendable £1427 throughout.

The Charolais breed was sought after on the day with two other vendors reaping the benefits of the white gallic sire.  Messrs Walker Bros, Satley also rang the bell with another at the same age which cashed for £1430 and saw their seven level at £1335 whilst Joe Vickers, South Farm, Rennington, Alnwick, peaked at £1410 twice and saw his fifteen North Northumberland bullocks return at £1376, All three vendors results surely highlighting Hexham as THE centre in the region at which to sell older, forward store cattle.

It was also Mr Vickers which led the top Limousin prices with a pair and a single all changing hands for £1400; three of a total of nineteen which traded at or above the newsworthy figure on the day.

In total fifty-seven cattle sold at or in excess of One Thousand, Three Hundred pounds which included a number of heifers, the dearest on the day being a super Limmy lady at just 14 months of age which sold exceptionally well for Mel Stobbs, High Dalton, Hexhamshire with the hammer falling at £1350.

Although not a dedicated native breed day no fewer than 51 Angus and Angus cross cattle changed hands and these peaked at £1290 with a big black bullock by a Blelack registered sire from Hope House Farm, Amble.  A further two from the same home were presented in fine form by manager Gavin Baston and the trio averaged a deserved £1246.

As well as the sale leading heifer Messrs Stobbs led the middle aged cattle class selling the top priced steer in the 11-17 months bracket; a well-bred and well-presented Limousin cross steer at 15 months which also hit home at £1380.  Two further heifers also struck the £1300 mark highlighting this centre as one where best end females sell at a premium when Alan Ogle, Comb Hill, Slaley sold a Limmy at 15 months for £1310 whilst Robin Macdonald, Low Middleton; another North Northumberland producer rewarded well for his journey South saw his Blue cross heifer at 16 months realise £1300.

The youngest class of cattle, at ten months of age and younger again sold well also.  Paul & Robbie Coulson topped with a smart Charolais steer from High Staward which hit £950 whilst near neighbour Benedict Bates, Nilston Rigg Farms sold three shapely Limousins which made £880 individually.  Messrs Coulson peaked the heifer trade in this class also with a sister to their bullock making £810.

Once again the auctioneers are appealing to vendors with cattle yet to be sold to contact the mart offices so the best route to market can be identified with maximum return as a result.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

 

Angus x heifers - £1050 Spenside

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais heifers – £1080 & £1045 Rosebrough

Limousin x steers – £1140 Tosson Glebe, £1060 & £970 Raylees

Limousin x heifers - £1335 Low Middleton

British Blue x steers – £1250 Ednorville

Simmental x steers - £1140, £1120, £1030 & £970 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £1075, £1015 & £1010 Stoop Rigg

 

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1450 & £1440 Flotterton, £1430 Satley, £1415 Flotterton, £1410 Flotterton (x2) & South Rennington (x2), £1405 & £1375 South Rennington, £1370 Satley & South Rennington, £1365 & £1355 South Rennington, £1350, £1300 & £1270 Satley, £1060 White House Birtley

Charolais x heifers – £1210 & £1180 Rosebrough, £1100 & £1035 Grange Farm, £1020 Grange Farm & Hackford

Limousin x steers – £1400 (x2) Rennington South, £1395 Airy Holm, £1390 Lough Green, £1385 Airy Holm, £1380 Lough Green & Airy Holm (x2), £1370 Armond Carr & Airy Holm, £1365 Lough Green, £1345 Airy Holm, £1335 Armond Carr, £1330 & £1325 (x2) Lough Green, £1320 South Rennington, £1290 Lough Green, £1275 Blackburn, £1265 Kirkley March, £1260 Blackburn & Lee Hall, £1250 Lough Green, £1240 Armond Carr (x2)

Limousin x heifers – £1350 Comb Hills, £1290 Lunns House, £1250 Dunston Hill, £1210 Lunns House, £1200 Dunston Hill & Kirkley Dam House, £1150 Nilston Rigg, £1140 Lunns House (x2), £1135 Dunston Hill & Nilston Rigg, £1130 Dunston Hill, £1125 Lunns House & Comb Hills, £1100 Lee Hall (x3) & Comb Hills, £1095 East White Hill, £1080 Lee Hall, £1075 Shitlington Hall, £990 Allendale Farm

Blonde x steers – £1300 & £1230 Middle Dukesfield, £1110 & £1035 Ednorville, £965 Glendue

Simmental x steers – £1330 & £1300 Satley

Simmental x heifers – £1065 Dunston Hill, £1040 Allendale Farm

Angus x steers -£1290, £1235 & £1215 Hope House, £1175, £1125 & £1070 Middle Dukesfield, £960 (x2) Newton Greens

Angus x heifers – £1000, £945, £930 & £920 Middle White Hill

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £980 & £945 Woodlands Hall

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

 

Charolais x steers – £900 Hackford

Charolais x heifers - £1155, £1130, £1120 & £1085 Thrunton, £990 Rosebrough, £960 Hackford

Limousin x steers – £1380 High Dalton, £1275 Harwood Shield, £1240 Greyside, £1220 High Dalton & Harwood Shield, £1200 Greyside, Harwood Shield & The Steel, £1175 Greyside, £1170 The Steel, £1160 Lee Hall, High Dalton & Greyside, £1155 & £1145 Greyside, £1115 Kirkley Dam House, £1110 & £1105 Greyside, £1095 Harwood Shield, £1090 & £1040 White House Birtley, £1000 East White Hill, £990 Glendue, £940 Low Bishopton

Limousin x heifers – £1380 High Dalton, £1310 Comb Hills, £1295 Harwood Shield, £1240 High Dalton, £1190 The Steel, £1160 Harwood Shield, £1145, £1125, £1095 & £1085 Greyside, £1080 Low Bishopton, £1070 Harwood Shield, £1000 Greyside, £980 Low Bishopton

British Blue x steers – £1135 Low Middleton, £1045 Harwood Shield, £965 & £960 Glendue

British Blue x heifers – £1300 Low Middleton

Simmental x steers – £910 Hackford

Angus x steers – £1000 & £955 Spenside

Cattle 10 months and under

 

Charolais x steers – £950 & £890 (x2) High Staward

Charolais x heifers - £810 High Staward

Limousin x steers – £880 (x3) Nilston Rigg, £870 Tedcastle

Limousin x heifers – £750 Nilston Rigg

British Blue x steers – £795 Low Bishopton

Simmental x steers – £780 Shotton

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

 

Again heavy ewes dearer on the week with leaner sorts maintaining last week’s rates.  More ewes could be sold to vendor advantage.

Texel – £134 Bavington Hill Head, £124 Felton Demesne, £104 East Benridge, £102 Grindon Hill

Texel x – £131 High Eshells, £120 High Eshells & Watch Currock, £118 Heatherwick, £106 Watch Currock, £105 Rennys Barn & Capheaton New Houses, £100 Wayn Riggs, Rawfoot & Middle Dukesfield

Suffolk - £60 Grindon Hill

Suffolk x – £108 East Benridge, £90 Capheaton New Houses

Beltex x - £100 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £92 Grindon Hill

Zwartbles - £84 Wallridge Cottages

Cheviot - £73 Heatherwick

Mule – £82 High Eshells, £76 Watch Currock, £74 Coatyards & Rawfoot, £73 Rennys Barn, £72 Lunns House, £71 Brinkburn Newhouses, £70 East Benridge, West Wharmley, Lingey Field, Rawfoot & Armstrong Arms

Blackface – £72 Shitlington Hall, £50 East Benridge

Swaledale – £46 Rawfoot, £43 Round Meadows

Crossbred - £67 Heatherwick

Store Lambs

A fantastic show of lambs forward for the time of year which sold to a full ring of potential purchasers ensuring all vendors went home delighted with their days trading.  Topping at £96 for a penful of Texel x lambs consigned by M/s JN & PL Herron, Bensons Fell.  Again more could have been sold to vendor advantage and are required on a weekly basis.  Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444, John Walton 07738406297 or Drew Patrick 07854361967 for further enquiries.

Texel x (Av £65.45) – £96 Bensons Fell, £90 Halfway House, £88 Lorbottle, £87 Yatesfield, £86 Whiteside Birtley, Armstrong Arms, £84.50 Thornley Pit House, £83.50 Bensons Fell (x2), £82.50 & £82 Butterknowes, £80.50 Lingey Field & Bensons Fell, £80 Chapel House & Chirdon, £79.50 Halfway House, £79 High Yarridge, £78.50 High Yarridge, £78 Halfway House

Dutch Texel x (Av £72.01) - £89 Chirdon, £85 Willimoteswick, £84 Willimoteswick & Chirdon, £83.50 Chirdon, £82 Agars Hill, £81.50 Willimoteswick, £80 Chirdon, £79.50 Willimoteswick

Suffolk – £89 Lowes Fell

Suffolk x (£60.59) – £86.50 The Bridges, £74.50 Lowes Fell, £73 & £71.50 Felton Demesne

Beltex x (£72.99) - £80, £76 & £75 Bavington Hill Head

Hampshire x - £52 Middle Dukesfield (Anna Robson)

Leicester - £83 Yatesfield, £75 Lorbottle

Cheviot x - £59 Cottonshope, £50 Quickeningcote & Greenley Cleugh

Mule (Av £58.91) – £66.50 Stone Stile, £65 Chirdon, £63 Heatheridge & Errington Red House, £62.50 Intake, £62 Redesmouth (x2), £60.50 Errington Red House

Blackface – £55.50 Ramshope, £52.50 Errington Red House, £51 Cottonshope, £50.50 & £48 Blueburn

Swaledale – £33 Milescott

Herdwick - £36 Middle Dukesfield (Lucy Herdman)

Crossbred (Av £55.82) – £74.50 Black Hedley, £66.50 The Boat & Peel Flatt, £62 Errington Red House

 

Hexham Primestock Christmas Show | Tuesday 5th December 2017

Hexham Auction Mart

5th December 2017

Christmas Prize Show and Sale of Prime Cattle and Sheep

Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Clean Cattle and Geld Cows.  Incorporated in today’s sale was the Annual Christmas Special Prize Show and Sale of Clean Cattle and Geld Cows.

The Board of Directors, Auctioneers and all of the Staff at Hexham and Northern Marts would like to thank both vendors, purchasers and sponsors for making this special day possible, your support is very much appreciated.

Prize Show

Best Cast Cow 1st Bog Hall  2nd Shitlington Hall
Steer or Heifer 1st Ben Moralee 2nd Callum Storrow
(Shown by YFC Member)  Hard Riding Flotterton
Limousin x Heifer 1st Elrington Hall 2nd Elrington Hall
Limousin x Steer 1st Lough Green  2nd East Greenridge
British Blue x Heifer 1st Sunniside  
British Blue x Steer   1st Glebe Farm 2nd Lough Green
Other Cont. x Steer  1st South Acton 2nd Flotterton
Other Cont. x Heifer 1st Low Leam 2nd Low Leam
Native Breed 1st Barker House 2nd High Fotherley
Male Champion  - M/s Murray, Glebe Farm
Female Champion -  M/s Tomlinson, Sunniside
Overall Champion -  M/s Tomlinson, Sunniside – British Blue Heifer

 

Prime Cattle

 A fantastic show of Clean Cattle forward which is testament to the hard work that has gone into them leading up to the sale,  Today’s Master Judge was David Higginson, Castle Bank who had a very difficult task in front of him.  Again enormous credit must go to all vendors who produced such a quality show.  Topping the sale was the pre-show champion which was consigned by M/s Tomlinson, Sunniside and went under the hammer to realise £1579 and 270ppk selling to the Pre-Sale Master Judge David Higginson, Castle Bank Butchers.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297

British Blue Heifers – 270p Sunniside

 Blonde Heifers – 251.5p, 241.5p, 237.5p & 235.5p Low Leam, 235.5p Jubilee Buildings, 231.5p Low Leam

Charolais Heifers – 249.5p Flotterton

 Limousin Heifers – 247.5p Hard Riding, 245.5p Barker House, 235.5p Hard Riding, 232.5p Nunwick, 231.5p Elrington Hall, 230.5p Nunwick

 Limousin Steers – 235.5p High Town

 British Blue Steers – 231.5p Glebe Farm

 Charolais Steers – 231.5p South Acton

 British Blue Heifers – £1579.50 Sunniside,

 British Blue Steers -£1516.33 Glebe Farm, £1447.88 Lough Green

 Blonde Heifers – £1516.62 & £1500.12 Low Leam, £1459.05 Jubilee Buildings, £1413.13 & £1413 Low Leam, £1410.47 & £1397.66 Jubilee Buildings, £1307.80 Low Leam, £1302.32 Jubilee Buildings

 Charolais x steers – £1503.43 & £1448.73 Flotterton, £1423.73 South Acton

 Limousin Heifers – £1480.60 Elrington Hall, £1474.23 Hard Riding, £1446.25 Elrington Hall, £1390.35 & £1335.69 Nunwick, £1323.67 Flotterton, £1302.02, Nunwick

 Limousin Steers - £1448.70 East Greenridge, £1444.63 South Acton, £1427.03 Flotterton, £1414.33 Wallhouses, £1402.88 East Greenridge, £1396.88 Lough Green

 Angus Steers – £1406.48 Wallhouses

 OTM

 Credit must go to all vendors for an absolutely outstanding show of Geld Cows forward to a full ring of purchasers ensuring all classes were in big demand.  Topping the sale was the Overall Champion Cow being consigned by M/s Robinson, Bog Hall realising £1526 and 181.5ppk

 Limousin – 188.5p Ouston, 187.5p Nunwick, 178.5p Shitlington Hall, 165.5p Capheaton New Houses, 165.5p Hard Riding, 159.5p Middle Heads, 156.5p Low Leam, 148.5p Lee Hall, 147.5p Middle Heads, 146.5p Colepike, 143.5p Flotterton (x3), 139.5p

 

British Blue – 185.5p Allenshields, 181.5p Bog Hall, 175.5p Bog Hall, 174.5p Glebe Farm, 143.5p Holly Hill West, 139.5p Harwood Shield

 Stabiliser – 157.5p Nunwick

 Charolais – 143.5p Capheaton New Houses

 Blonde – 143.5p Low Leam

 British Blue – £1526.42 & £1386.45 Bog Hall, £1329.97 Kirkley Dam House, £1317.05 Allenshields, £1282.58 Glebe Farm, £1088.10 Harwood Shield

 

Limousin – £1340.54 Shitlington Hall, £1319.04 Hard Riding, £1315.88 Middle Heads, £1274.35 Capheaton New Houses, £1233.53 Colepike, £1168.01 Close House, £1145.58 Low Leam, £1139.39 Flotterton, £1116 & £1100.66 Colepike, £1093.47 & £1078.34 Flotterton, £1072.57 Ouston, £1066.23 Lee Hall, £1038.77 Flotterton, £1023.03 East Butsfield, £1021.88 Nunwick, £992.68 Middle Heads, £974.37 Flotterton

 Angus – £1182.33, £1155.23 & £1019.06 Flotterton

 Charolais - £1084.86 Capheaton New Houses

 Stabiliser - £1028.48 Nunwick

 Blonde - £972.93 Low Leam

  

Prime Sheep

 Hexham and Northern Marts held their Christmas Show and Sale of Prime Sheep

This sale was kindly sponsored again this year by Lloyds Bank and Mole Valley Country Stores.

Prior to the sale, weekly well known buyer at this centre, Jamie Curle, Bowsden, Berwick expertly judged and gave all exhibits due consideration,  There were no fewer than 28 pens of show sheep put forward to Jamie Curle of outstanding quality.

 

Prize Show  

5 Texel x Lambs  1st Aydonshields 2nd St Oswalds
5 Dutch Texel x Lambs 1st Little Swinburne 2nd West Mill Hills
5 Beltex x Lambs 1st Little Swinburne 2nd St Oswalds
5 Charollais or
Other Cont x Lambs
1st Sunniside 2nd St Oswalds
5 Suffolk x Lambs 1st Grange Houses 2nd Grange Houses
5 Mule Lambs 1st Longlea  
5 Swaledale Lambs 1st Longlea 2nd Longlea
5 Cheviot
/Cheviot x Lambs
1st Flotterton

2nd Bingfield Combe

Champion Pen WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne – Beltex x
Reserve Champion Pen WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne – Dutch Texel x

 

After careful consideration he eventually awarded the Overall Championship to five tremendous well-bred Beltex x lambs from weekly consignors of excellent quality lambs, Reg, Colin and Kevin Sparke, Little Swinburne, Colwell.  They were presented with the Robson & Cowan trophy by Ian Hedley and Fiona Lee representing Mole Valley Country Stores.

These lambs later sold at £125 each, purchased by Jamie Curle on behalf of Vivers Scotland Ltd, Annan.

Reserve Champion pen, another excellent pen of five Dutch Texel lambs also from the same home sold at £120 and purchased by Jamie Curle on behalf of Linden Foods Ltd.

 Trade for lambs outside of the show sheep was dearer on the week.

A pen of Beltex lambs from RRE & JR Reay, St Oswalds sold at £100 to Jamie Curle.  Another pen of Charollais x sold at £100 from G&JH Tomlinson & Son, Sunniside and purchased by A Traves & Son Ltd, York.

Prime Lambs

 

Texel x – £95 Sunniside, £92.80 & £90.20 High Eshells, £90 Lingey Field & Sunniside, £88.50 East House, £87.80 High Eshells, £87 Old Town, £86.80 East House, £86 Low Ardley, £85.50 Aydonshields & Old Town, £85 St Oswalds & Nilston Rigg, £84.50 West Shields, £84.20 St Oswalds, £84 Nilston Rigg, Baal Hill, Aydonshields & Low Ardley, £83.50 Low Ardley, £83 Nilston Rigg, Low Ardley, Thockrington & Colepike, £82.80 Rare Dean & Lingey Field, £82.20 Nilston Rigg, £82 St Oswalds & Nilston Rigg, £81.80 Thockrington, £81.50 Aydonshields & Old Town, £81.20 High Warden & Great Chesters, £81 Aydonshields, £80.50 St Oswalds, £80 St Oswalds, Woodcroft, East House, West Shields & Lingey Field

 215p & 208.8p Low Ardley, 207p Lingey Field, 205.4p St Oswalds, 204.9p Low Ardley, 202.5p Aydonshields, 202.4p Low Ardley, 200.5p Nilston Rigg, 200p Elrington Hall, St Oswalds & East House, 198.8p Aydonshields, 197.5p East House & West Shields, 196.3p St Oswalds, 195.4p Nilston Rigg, 195.1p Lingey Field, 193p High Warden, 192.5p China Hall, 192.3p Woodcroft, 192.1p Grange House, 190.9p High Eshells, 187.5p West Shields, 186.4p St Oswalds, 184.2p Elrington Hall, 180.9p High Warden, 180.6p East House, 179.6p East House (x2), 177.1p St Oswalds

 Dutch Texel x – £120 Little Swinburne, £94 West Mill Hills, £83 St Oswalds

 235.3p Little Swinburne, 235p West Mill Hills, 197.6p St Oswalds

 Suffolk x – £91 Flotterton, £89.50 Thockrington, £88.50 East House, £87.50 Flotterton, £86 Grange House, £86.50 Flotterton, £85.20 Old Town, £85 Nilston Rigg & Rare Dean, £84 Sunniside & Great Bavington (x2), £83.50 Colepike, £83 Grange House, £82 Lunns House & Rare Dean, £81.50 Colepike, £81.20 Baal Hill, £80 Nilston Rigg & Thockrington, £78.80 Thockrington, £78 Great Bavington & Thockrington

 172p Steel Hall, 169.6p Thockrington, 169.1p East House, 168.9p Old Town, 168.5p Thockrington, 168.3p Flotterton, 166.7p Woodcroft & Rare Dean, 165.7p Baal Hill, 165.6p Great Bavington, 164.2p Thockrington, 163p Steel Hall & East House, 162.8p Great Bavington & Grange House, 161.5p Sunniside

 Beltex x – £125 Little Swinburne, £100 St Oswalds, £94, £88 & £85 Longlea

 297.6p Little Swinburne, 208.9p Longlea, 208.3p St Oswalds, 207.3p & 200p Longlea

 Charollais x - £100 Sunniside, £90 Longlea, £87 Sunniside (x3) & Aydonshields, £86 Sunniside (x2) & St Oswalds, £85 Sunniside (x2)

 214.3p Longlea, 209.8p St Oswalds, 202.4p & 196.1p Sunniside, 192.7p Grange House, 189.1p Sunniside, 175p Woodcroft, 172p Sunniside (x2), 170.7p, 170.6p & 166.7p Sunniside, 165.6p Colepike

 Ryeland x - £75 Snape Farm

 Leicester - £73 Hedley Park

 Cheviot x- £80.50 Flotterton, £78 West Mill Hills, £74 Flotterton & Bingfield Combe, £71.50 & £69 Flotterton, £68 Longlea

 195p West Mill Hills, 187.2p & 172.5p Flotterton, 170p Longlea, 169p Flotterton, 168.2p Bingfield Combe, 164.4p Flotterton

 Mule – £70 Flotterton, £69.50 Longlea, £63.50 China Hall, £62 Longlea

 173.8p & 163.2p Longlea, 155.6p Flotterton

 Swaledale - £64 (x2) & 156.1p (x2) Longlea

 Cast Ewes and Rams

 Texel x – £70 Old Town

Scots Gap Primestock Christmas Show | Wednesday 6th December 2017

Scots Gap Auction Mart held their Annual Christmas Prize Show and Sale of Prime and Cast Sheep which was kindly sponsored by Robson & Cowan Country Store and expertly judged by Mr Haig Murray, Dunbia Ltd (Llanybydder) Wales.

A small but select entry of lambs were put before the judge and after initial breed classes Mr Murray awarded the Overall Champion Rosette and The T Robson Challenge Cup to Messrs E & I Hall & Son, New Houses Hallington, victors for the second year in succession. Their first prize Beltex cross lambs looked every bit the Champion pen as they entered the ring weighing 45kg and quickly rose to the princely sum of £128 (284ppkg) being purchased by weekly buyer Jeff Dunn for Mr Steve Lamb, New owner of the North Tyne based Bellingham Craft Butchers. The lambs will be available as of next week from the Manchester Square Shop where Mr Lamb will be pleased to provide all customers, new and old with all their festive season meat requirements.

The Reserve Champion Rosette was awarded to a super pen of heavyweight Suffolk cross lambs from Dave Brodie, The Chesters, Scots Gap. The lambs weighed 55kg and were purchased at £100 by Mr Jamie Curle for Linden Foods, Newcastle.


Prize List   

Lambs

Champion – Messrs Hall, New Houses, Hallington

Reserve Champion – Messrs Brodie, The Chesters

1st Prize Texel cross – Messrs Cuthbert, New House, Capheaton

2nd Prize Beltex cross – Messrs Thompson, The Fawns

2nd Prize Texel cross – Messrs Thompson, The Fawns

2nd Prize Suffolk cross – Messrs Brown, East White Hill

Cast Ewes

Champion – Messrs Johnson, Tuthill (Mule)

Reserve Champion – Messrs Johnson, Tuthill (Suffolk Cross)

Lowland Ewes

1st Prize – Messrs Johnson – Tuthill (Mule)
2nd Prize – Messrs Johnson – Tuthill (Suffolk Cross)

Hill Ewes

1st Prize – Messrs Charlton, Little Harle (Blackface)

2nd Prize – Messrs Renton – Bowershield (Cheviot)

Beside show sheep trade peaked at £90 twice for heavy Texel crosses, both lots from Dave Brodie, The Chesters and at 200ppkg for smart lightweight sorts from Andy Cuthbert, New Houses. The sale returned an overall average of £78.89 per head and an SQQ figure of 173.8ppkg.

Prime Lambs

Beltex x - £128 New Houses Hallington, £84 & £80 The Fawns

284.4p New Houses, Hallington & 205.1p & 195.4p The Fawns

Texel x – £94 New Houses, Capheaton, £90 The Chesters (x2), £89 The Chester, £89, £88 (x2) New Houses, Hallington, £86 The Chesters, £85 New Houses, Hallington, £83 (x2) The Chesters, £83 The Fawns, £80 New Houses, Hallington, £80 (x2) Rugley Walls, £79.50 The Fawns

200.0p New Houses Capheaton, 197.4p The Fawns, 195.1p New Houses, Hallington, 193.9p The Fawns, 190.5p Rugley Walls, 188.6p The Fawns, 188.6p The Chesters, 186.1p Rugley Walls, 185.4p New Houses, Hallington, 172.1p Coldwell, 171.2p The Chesters, 171.1p Rugley Walls, 167.9p & 166.7p New Houses, Capheaton, 166.0p New Houses, Hallington, 166.0p The Chesters  

Suffolk x - £100 The Chesters, £85 & £83 East White Hill, £83 The Chesters, £80 East White Hill, £80 The Chesters, £80 East White Hill, £79 & £76 New Houses, Capheaton

184.6p New Houses, Capheaton, 181.8p The Chesters, 180.8p Dene House, 163.3p The Chesters, 163.3p East White Hill, 161.2p & 158.3p New Houses, Capheaton, 156.9p East White Hill.

Mule - £62 & 163.2p East White Hill

Cheviot x - £55 & £52 & 140.5p & 137.5p The Brigg

Blackface – £60 & 157.9p The Brigg



Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x - £96 High House, £86 Shaftoe Moor, £83 & £77 High House, £75 Colwell, £72 Shaftoe Moor

Suffolk x - £99 & £89 Tuthill, £68 Dene House

Mule - £102, £78 (x2), £76 Tuthill, £76 High House, £62 East White Hill, £58.50 Shaftoe Moor

Cheviot x- £78 (x2) Bowershield & £68 Shaftoe Moor

Blackface - £64 The Brigg, £60 & £53 Little Harle, £52 The Brigg, £51.50 Little Harle, £50 East White Hill, £49.50 Longwitton

Swale - £44 Colwell Hill, £37 Longwitton

Hexham Breeding Cattle | Friday 8th December 2017

Hexham Auction Mart | 8th December 2017

 

Breeding Cattle

A small but quality show of Breeding Cattle were presented and all sold well.
Heifers peaked at £2300 for a smart Limousin outfit with a shapely calf at foot from Stuart Johnson, West Wharmley.  A second calved cow, again with a shapely calf, sold well for Bruce Watson, Baal Hill, Weardale at £2100 whilst a second calved Angus cow with an Angus calf at foot hit £1900 for James McGregor, Broome Hill, Alnwick.

Heifers & 2nd Calvers with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2300 West Wharmley, £2200 Old Hall, £2100 Baal Hill, £2000 Old Hall, £1750 Baal Hill

Cows with Calves at Foot

Angus Stock Cows – £1900, £1850 (x2), £1700, £1500 & £1350 Broome Hill

Limousin – £1880 & £1800 White House Matfen, £1750 White House Matfen & Nettlesworth West, £1000 White House Matfen

British Blue – £1800 Nettlesworth West

In Calf Cows

Angus – £1400 & £1180 Broome Hill

Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 8th December 2017

Hexham Auction Mart
8th December 2017

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle had forward a catalogued entry of 381 head and all classes sold well from start to finish.

A large company of buyers had gathered from as far as Glasgow in the North and Derbyshire in the South and were treated to a tremendous entry of quality sorts from across Northumberland, County Durham and Cumbria.

The sale peaked at £1455 for a big, black and shapely Limousin cross steer from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn, Hexham at 20 months of age which was followed by another from Messrs Walker Bros, Satley who sold a smart Simmental bullock at 17 months at £1420.

A real ‘eye catcher’ was the well-grown and square Limousin bullock from Messrs Burn, Grange House which, at just fifteen months of age also proved a ‘head-turner’ as it cashed for a newsworthy £1410.  

Heifers also continue to sell well and peaked at £1380 for a 18 month old Limousin cross lady from John Miller , Airy Holm, Kiln Pit Hill, Co. Durham and whilst the older entry realise the largest returns week after week at Hexham this day saw the middle and youngest age ranges in similarly big demand.

The second half of the sale was littered with best quality types and a testament to the efforts of some of the regions most talented herdmasters.  Highlights were plentiful and too numerous to mention in full however a handful included the entry from Messrs Thompson, East Unthank which saw their Limmy steers and heifers at 8-10 months peak at 31280 for a heifer and £1220 for a  brother to her; their five averaging £1160.

Messrs Storey, Woodhead, near neighbours to East Unthank came forward with another powerful run, these ones in the 14 month age bracket and also displaying the positive traits behind the hybrid genetics of their suckler cow mothers. All Limousin cross steers they peaked at £1330 and averaged a thoroughly deserved £1226 for six sold.

Selling late in the day but none the worse despite this was a simply fantastic packet of yearling heifers from Ken, Hillary, Adam & Craig Ridley, Allenshields, Blanchland and these calves courted a great deal of attention and serious interest.  Their first into the ring was a superb example and bidding was fast and furious settling at £1320 with the load of five returning at £1159 average.

A small entry of Angus cattle were forward and these too looked dearer than of late.  Alec Bisset, Middle Dukesfield peaked at £1340 for a well forward bullock at 16 months whilst Michael Walton, Rawfoot led the heifer trade at £1090 for a square yearling type, followed by a thick pen of three from Graeme Pigg, Chesterwood at £1040.

All classes were in strong demand and buyer interest is still keen as the festive season approaches, vendors with cattle yet to reach market are urged to contact our auctioneers to make an entry and benefit from some ‘Christmas Cheer’ through the sale ring here at Hexham.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Hereford x heifers - £1030 Braeside

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x heifers - £1170 Sweethope

Simmental x steers - £1190 Dalton Hill Head

Welsh Black steers - £1100 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1390 & £1340 Satley, £1300 Rare Dean, £1130 High Trewhitt, £1070 & £1050 High Staward, £1025 High Trewhitt

Charolais x heifers – £1315 Rare Dean, £1060 & £1010 High Staward

Limousin x steers – £1455 Blackburn, £1415 Milbourne High House, £1400 Blackburn, Lough Green & Rennington South, £1395 Rennington South, £1390 Armond Carr, £1370 Milbourne High House, Blackburn, Lough Green & Rennington South (x3), £1360 Milbourne High House, Airy Holm, Lough Green (x2) & Rennington South, £1355 & £1350 Airy Holm, £1345 Lough Green, £1340 Armond Carr, Airy Holm & Lough Green, £1310 Armond Carr (x2), £1305 Lough Green & Rennington South

Limousin x heifers – £1380 & £1350 Airy Holm, £1320 Allenshields, £1300 & £1285 Lunns House, £1275 Lough Green, £1260 Lunns House, £1230 & £1205 Sweethope, £1200 Airy Holm, £1180 Lunns House (x2) & Shitlington Hall, £1175 West Grange, £1160 Rare Dean, £1150 Langley West, £1145 Lough Green, £1140 & £1110 West Grange, £1085 & £1045 Cheviot, £1040 & £1025 West Grange

Blonde x steers – £1325 Lough Green

British Blue x steers - £1360 & £1290 Rennington South, £1230 High Warden, £1220 Ogle Dene, £1170 High Warden & Hallington High, £1160 Hallington High, £1015 High Warden

British Blue x heifers - £1180 & £1030 Hallington High

Simmental x steers – £1420, £1390, £1380, £1360 & £1300 Satley, £1260 Dalton Hill Head (x2), £1100 Langley West House, £1020 & £990 High Trewhitt

Simmental x heifers – £1100 Langley West

Angus x steers -£1340, £1230, £1180 & £1170 Middle Dukesfield, £1160 West Causey Hill, £1110 Hope Foot

Angus x heifers – £1040 Chesterwood

Stabiliser x steers - £990 Wingates Wholme

Welsh Black steers - £1060 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1410 Grange House, £1330 Woodhead, £1260 Grange House, £1250 & £1230 Woodhead, £1220 East Unthank, £1205 Woodhead, £1185 Rawfoot, £1175 & £1170 Woodhead, £1090 Woodcroft, £1030 & £1010 Rawfoot, £1000 Woodcroft, £955 Woodhouse

Limousin x heifers – £1280 East Unthank, £1270 Grange House, £1225 Allenshields, £1200 Grange House, £1170 Woodcroft, £1155 & £1140 Allenshields, £1090 East Unthank, £1075 Woodcroft, £960 Rawfoot, £955 Allenshields

British Blue x steers – £1260 Woodhouse, £1135 Hallington High, £1095, £1090 & £1080 Woodhouse

British Blue x heifers – £1155 Woodhouse

Simmental x steers – £1030 High Trewhitt

Angus x steers – £990 Rawfoot, £945 & £915 Biddlestone Townfoot

Angus x heifers – £1090 Rawfoot, £930 Wayn Riggs

Beef Shorthorn steers - £970 & £960 Woodlands Hall

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1100 East Unthank

British Blue x steers – £1110 East Unthank

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 5377 Store Lambs and Cast Ewes.

Cast Ewes

An increased entry of Cast Ewes sold to the same ring of competitive purchasers.  Heavy ewes slightly easier on the week.  Horned Ewes and leaner ewes being £5-8 less.

Texel – £110 Three Farms, £108 Whittonshields, £98 Bavington Hill Head, £92 High Eshells

Texel x – £106, £105 & £102 High Eshells, £101 East Barnwell, £99 Wydon, £96 Cornhills & Ridley Farm, £94 Willimoteswick & East Barnwell, £92 South Kirkheaton & Hallington High

Suffolk - £95 Haggwood

Suffolk x – £86 Felton Demesne & East Fourstones, £85 Steel Hall, £78 East Fourstones & Glendale

Beltex x - £110 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £94 Farneyshield

Zwartbles - £50 Three Farms

Cheviot - £53 Ridley Farm, £51 Thornbrough

Mule – £78 High Eshells & Lunns House, £70 Dipton Foot, £69 Hallington High, £68 Elf Hills

Blackface – £59 New Dotland, £58 The Hott, £57 Townshields, £49 Elf Hills

Swaledale – £40 Ottercops, £39 Harwood Shield, £38 Allenheads, £37 Loadman

Crossbred - £79 Wydon

Store Lambs

Another sterling show of quality lambs to the fore.  All classes maintained last week’s high rates apart from longer keep horned lambs which proved difficult to cash.  Topping the sale was a fantastic pen of Beltex x lambs realising £94.
For further enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444, John Walton 07738406297 or Drew Patrick 07854361967

Texel x – £91.50 West Heddon, £85 Follions, £84 Rigg Farm, Follions & West Heddon, £83 Longlea Netherwitton, £83 West Heddon, £81 Breckon Hill, £79 Kirkley Hall, Halton Red House (x2) & Longshaws, £78.50 Follions, £78 Cornhills & Ogle Dene, £77.50 Nackshivan, £76.50 Garden Field & Longshaws, £75.50 Breckon Hill, Bavington Hill Head & West Heddon, £75 Halton Red House, West Heddon & Chattlehope

Dutch Texel x - £89Chirdon

Suffolk x – £74.50 Haggwood, £74 Piatroon, £73 Horton Low House, £72 Piatroon, £70.50 Garden Field, £70 The Bridges & Holly Hill West, £69.50 Cheviot, £69 Middle White Hill & Dene House, £68.50 Felton Demesne, Garden Field & East Fourstones, £68 Whitechapel

Charollais x - £65 Gunnerton South

Beltex x - £94, £90, £88, £86 & £84 Bavington Hill Head

Cheviot x - £51 South Kirkheaton

Mule – £79 Farneyshield, £78 Redburn, £66.50 Farneyshield, £65.50 & £65 Harwood Shield, £64.50 Holly Hill West, £64 North Cocklake & Redburn, £63 Cowbyre

Blackface – £54 Ramshope, £53 Breckon Hill, £52.50Blueburn, £51 Featherwood

Crossbred – £78 Longlea Netherwitton, £71 Chirdon

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 12th December 2017

Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Geld Cows and Clean Cattle.

Prime Cattle

Clean Cattle selling well to a competitive ring of wholesale meat firms and butchers. More could be sold to vendor advantage.  Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297

Charolais Heifers – 225.5p, 215.5p, 217.5p & 211.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1353.37, £1326.75, £1323.99 & £1265.06 Flotterton

OTM

A good entry of cows forward to an increased ring of purchasers. Flesh in short supply reflecting in the sale averages.  Fleshed cows still in good demand and numbers required for next week’s sale.

Limousin – 169.5p Mains Rigg, 143.5p Brownsleazes, 138.5p Flotterton, 136.5p Colepike, 133.5p Brownsleazes, 131.5p Flotterton & Nettlesworth West, 128.5p (x2) Flotterton, 125.5p Flotterton, Armstrong Arms & East Mill Hills, 123.5p & 122.5p (x2) Little Harle

Angus – 139.5p Holystone, 138.5p, 132.5p & 124.5p Flotterton

Hereford – 127.5p Three Farms, 122.5p Biddlestone

Charolais – 126.5p Rare Dean

Stabiliser – 122.5p East Mill Hills

Limousin – £1218.612 Armstrong Arms, £1216.19 & £1125.04 Brownsleazes, £1069.55 Mains Rigg, £985.18 East Mill Hills, £977.05 Nettlesworth West, £962.33 Colepike, £918.66 Flotterton, £899.15 & £897.53 Little Harle, £894.18 Town Farm

Hereford - £995.44 & £888.13 Biddlestone

Charolais - £990.50 Rare Dean

Angus – £966.12 & £932.11 Flotterton, £917.91 Holystone, £891.73 Flotterton

Stabiliser - £965.30 East Mill Hills

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

With another big number of heavy lambs the average weight was 46.2kg. Trade was dearer on the week by £2-£3

The good export types in particular were in strong demand.

Texel x – £90 Armond Carr, £88 High Eshells, £87.50 East Matfen, £87 Armond Carr & Old Town, £85.20 High Warden, £85 Low Ardley, £84.80 West Shields, £84.50 High Eshells, Low Ardley (x2), Armond Carr & West Shields, £84 Low Ardley (x3), Little Swinburne, Wallhouses, Lingey Field (x2) & Baal Hill, £83.50 High Warden & East Matfen

213p High Warden, 208.8p & 208.3p East Matfen, 205.3p Lingey Field, 204.9p Low Ardley, 203.8p Little Swinburne, 202.5p High Warden, 202.4p Low Ardley, 200p High Eshells & Little Swinburne (x3), 194.4p Haggate, 194.3p High Warden, 190.2p Lingey Field, 188.1p New Dotland, 186.7p Lingey Field, 184.2p & 183.3p West Shields, 182.1p Burn House, 181.8p East Matfen & Aydonshields, 180.4p West Shields, 180p Haggate

Suffolk x – £87 Sunniside, £86.80 Thockrington, £86 Baal Hill, £85.80 Morrowfield, £85 Sunniside, Great Bavington & Milescott, £84.50 Thockrington, £84.20 Lowes Fell, £84 Colepike (x2), Wallhouses & Great Bavington, £83.80 Morrowfield, £83.20 Middle Heads, £83 Sunniside, Thockrington & Steel Hall, £82 Black Hedley, £81.80 Thockrington, £81.50 Middle Heads

182p & 184.2p Steel Hall, 180.2p Morrowfield, 180p Thockrington, 179.1p & 177p New Dotland, 176.1p Thockrington, 175.6p Old Town, 173.4p Middle Heads, 171.9p Great Bavington, 171.1p Lowes Fell, 170.6p Sunniside, 170.4p Thockrington, 169.6p Middle Heads, 168.6p Baal Hill, 167.6p Morrowfield, 167.4p Fairley, 166p Sunniside

Charollais x - £88 Colepike, £87 Sunniside, £86 Colepike, £85, £84 (x2), £83.50 (x2) & £83 (x2) Sunniside, £82 Low Barns, £80.50 Sunniside

198.8p (x2), 183p, 174p, 172.9p, 169.4p, 164.7p & 163.5p Sunniside, 163p Colepike

Bleu D’Maine - £85 & £76 Sillywrea

185.4p Sillywrea

Cheviot x- £79 & £75.20 Flotterton, £74.20 Sillywrea, £74 Flotterton

185p Flotterton, 181p Sillywrea, 174.9p & 171.7p Flotterton

Mule – £82.80 Lowes Fell, £68.50 New Dotland

167.1p New Dotland, 159.2p Lowes Fell

Jacob - £56 Low Barns

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £120, £104 & £98 East Matfen, £91 Bingfield, £90 East Matfen, £86 Old Town

Suffolk x - £61 Bingfield

Mule – £64 Morrowfield, £60 Fairley, £50 Fairley, Morrowfield & Bingfield

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 13th December 2017

Scots Gap Mart weekly sale of Prime and Cast Sheep saw lambs sell to £93 for heavy Texels from Adam & Dan Thompson, The Fawns and to 205.1ppkg for a pen of 39kg sorts from the same home. Cast Sheep sold to £107 for Rams and £83.50 for Ewes, both Texel bred from Peter Charleton, Little Harle.  The Lamb sale averaged £80.65 for 44.3kg with an SQQ figure of 195.9ppkg

Prime Lambs 

Texel x –  £93 & £90 (x2) The Fawns, £90 High Baulk, £85 (x3) Chesters & High Baulk, £82 (x2) High Baulk & Pitland Hills, £80 The Fawns & Chesters (x3)

205.1p & 204.6pThe Fawns, 202.4p (x2) Chesters, 200.0p The Fawns & high Baulk, 195.0p Chesters, 180.0pThe Fawns & High Baulk, 174.5pHugh Baulk & Pitland Hills, 173.9Chesters, 173.5p High Baulk, 170.2p Chesters

Suffolk x - £82 & £76 East White Hill, £70 Rugley Walls

175.0p Rugley Walls, 172.7p & 167.4p East White Hill

Mule - £82 & £80 Pitland Hills, £62 East White Hill

173.9p Pitland Hills, 163.2p East White Hill, 157.7p Pitland Hills

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x - £107 & £101 Little Harle, £85 The Fawns, £83.50 Little Harle

Suffolk x -  £67 Little Harle, £52 Rugley Walls

Mule - £71.50 Little Harle

Blackface - £49 Little Harle

Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 15th December 2017

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their penultimate sale of store cattle for 2017 and offered a catalogued entry of 453 head including 111 native breed types for the monthly special sale of such cattle.

Trade was maintained at the previous weeks rates at worst and in a number of cases vendors that presented sought after articles were rewarded with a lift on the week.

One such case was that of Messrs Walker Bros, Satley who topped the sale at £1450 with a big, square and forward charolais steer at 20 months and averaged £1402 for seven sold.  The dearest Limmy on the day was a similarly well-presented bullock from Joe Vickers, South Farm, Rennington which hit £1420.  Dennis Burn, Aydonshields sold the top priced native beast on the day; an Angus steer at 18 months which realised £1400.  Richard Thornton, Cornhills brought forward a smart run of cattle and led the heifer trade on the day with a limousin lady at 18 months that changed hands for £1290.

A super load of heifers were presented by Keith & Steven Smith, East Greenridge who saw their well-bred and well-presented cattle peak at £1165 for the lead trio with a hefty pen of five following at £1140.

Willie & Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw brought forward a super packet of ten yearling bullocks which peaked at £1280 for a sizeable and shapely Charolais cross which saw their load average a noteworthy £1164 per head.

A useful show of quality sorts were seen throughout the younger classes of cattle and this week more so then ever saw the ‘best-end’ types presented by those vendors utilising the best of commercial hybrid genetics leave great returns.   Alistair & Harry Ward, Rogerley Hall, Weardale sold their best Limousin heifer at 11 months for a deserved £1170 whilst Edward Parker, Spittalshield, Hexhamshire followed closely with his best steer reaching £1165.

The youngest class; those at ten months of age and younger were also in healthy demand and were headed up by a simply fantastic run of calves from Dennis & Stuart Charlton, Whiteside on The Roman Wall who enjoyed a great deal of buyer interest and saw their run peak at £1070 for both steers and heifers and a load of nine (3/6) average £990. The entire entry of this youngest class of cattle which was split between steers and heifers at a ratio of 3:1 averaged an encouraging £802 throughout, surely highlighting Hexham as one of the most viable potential outlets at which to market such cattle. 

Within the sale, Alistair Ward and Family donated a twelve month Limousin x Steer to The Teenage Cancer Trust.

The bidding for this steer finished at £1500 to an undisclosed telephone bidder who immediately offered this animal for re-sale.

When sold for the second time it was purchased by Mr I Bowe, Northallerton for £1100

Entries are invited by 10.30am on Monday 18th December for the last sale of 2017 which will take place on Friday 22nd at 10am.

Leading prices; 

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1390 Newlands Haugh

Limousin x steers – £1390, £1385, £1345, £1325, £1300 & £1230 Holling Hill, £1080 Nunwick, £990 Cowbyre

Limousin x heifers - £1230, £1200 & £1135 White House Matfen

Blue Grey heifers –£910 Farneyshield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1450, £1420 & £1410 Satley, £1405 Flotterton, £1400 Holling Hill, £1390 Flotterton, £1380 Flotterton & Satley, £1360 Satley, £1350 Hallington New Houses & Newlands Haugh, £1345 (x2), £1335, £1320 & £1305 Rennington South, £1290 Newlands Haugh, £1280 Rare Dean, £1260 & £1230 Holling Hill, £1220 Rennington South, £1145 & £1120 Elilaw, £1100 Town Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1220, £1145 & £1080 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1420 South Rennington, £1360 Holling Hill, £1350 & £1340Milbourne High House, £1300 Armond Carr, £1270 Cornhills, £1250 Holling Hill, £1235 Town Farm, £1205 Shitlington Hall, £1180 Cornhills, £1170 Nunwick, £1165 Armond Carr, £1160 Shitlington Hall & Nunwick, £1150 Nunwick & Town Farm, £1140 Nunwick, £1130 Cornhills, £1130 Cornhills (x2), £1095, £1090 & £1085 Nunwick, £1080 High Alderheads, £1030 Nunwick, £1010 Armond Carr

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Cornhills, £1265 Lunns House, £1250 (x2), £1220 & £1210 Lough Green, £1200 High House & Lunns House, £1190 Cornhills (x2), £1165 Shitlington Hall & East Greenridge, £1160 High House, £1140 East Greenridge, £1105 Lunns House, £1090 White House Matfen, High Warden & Town Farm, £1080 Town Farm, £1070 Lunns House, £1060 Shitlington Hall & White House Matfen, £1050 & £1045 White House Matfen, £1040 Lee Hall

British Blue x steers - £1390 Rennington South, £1090 High Warden, £1070 & £1020 Hallington High Farm

British Blue x heifers - £1080 & £990 Hallington High Farm, £950 Hallington High Farm & High Warden

Simmental x steers – £1400 Satley (x2), £950 Low Bishopton, £920 Hartley West

Angus x steers -£1400 & £1345 Aydonshields, £1300 Aydonshields & Hallington New Houses, £1295 Newlands Haugh, £1290 Hallington New Houses & Newlands Haugh, £1260 Newlands Haugh, £1135 , £1130 (x2), £1115, £1095 & £1070 Elilaw

Angus x heifers – £1190 & £1145 Blackcarts, £1140 Hallington New Houses, £1135 & £1120 East Knitsley, £1075, £1055 & £1035 Blackcarts, £1030 East Knitsley, £1000, £935 & £930 Chesterwood

Beef Shorthorn Steers - £1145, £1050 & £980 Sillywrea

Shorthorn steers - £1060 High Warden

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1280, £1260, £1100 & £1095 Rusheylaw

Charolais x heifers - £1000 Town Farm

Limousin x steers – £1180 Rusheylaw, £1165 Rusheylaw & Spittalshield, £1130 Rogerley Hall, £1120 Greyside, £1105 Rusheylaw, £1100 Rogerley Hall (For Teenage Cancer Trust), £1085 Greyside, £1080 Allergill, £1070 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1060 Greyside, £1040 Spittalshield, £1000 Greyside, £960 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £950 Greyside

Limousin x heifers – £1170 Rogerley Hall, £1070 Rogerley Hall, Greyside & Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), £1060 Rogerley Hall, £1055 (x2) & £1045 Lee Hall, £1040 Greyside, £1000 Rogerley Hall, £990 Rogerley Hall & Greyside (x2), £980 & £960 Greyside

Blonde x steers – £1000 Allergill

Angus x steers – £1060 Tursdale House, £1025 Old Town, £1010 (x2) South Colwell, £960 South Colwell & Tursdale House, £955 South Colwell & Comb Hills

Angus x heifers – £1020 Old Town, £900 & £885 South Colwell, £875 Colwell Demesne

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £905 Baal Hill, £900 Cornsay House, Greyside, Cowbyre & Baal Hill, £880 Baal Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1010 & £1000 Whiteside Haltwhistle

British Blue x steers – £900 West End Town

Simmental x steers – £930 & £900 Baal Hill

Angus x steers – £900 Colwell Demesne

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 4258 Cast Ewes and Store Lambs.

Cast Ewes

A reduced entry of ewes with lean ewes proving difficult to cash being £2-£4 less on the week.  Fleshed heavy ewes proving to be dearer on the week and in high demand.

Texel – £136 & £108 Stone Hall, £100 Townfoot Woodburn

Texel x – £130 (x2) East Cocklaw, £118 Rose Cottage, £112 Elsdon Burn, £108 West Wharmley, £102 Follions, £100 East Cocklaw, £97 Barker House

Suffolk x – £100 Barker House, £96 Haredene, £94 Elf Hills

Beltex x - £82 Palm Strothers

Leicester - £110 & £106 East Unthank, £92 Barker House & Ottercops

Zwartble - £73 West Wharmley

Cheviot - £54 & £50 Flotterton

Mule – £80 Haredene, £74 Barker House, £72 East Cocklaw & Low Leam, £70 China Hall, £69 Felton Demesne & East Farm

Blackface – £56 East Farm

Swaledale – £43 Low Leam, £40 Barker House, £38 East Unthank

Crossbred - £100 Barker House, £90 South Colwell

Store Lambs

Another outstanding entry of quality store lambs sold to a full ring of purchasers ensuring all classes were in big demand.  Topping the sale was an outstanding Texel x lamb consigned by John White and Lucy Sanders, Bavington Hill Head realising £94.  More lambs could be sold to vendor advantage and numbers are wanted for next weeks’ sale.  Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers for further enquiries 01434 605444

Texel x (Av £68.03) – £94 & £91 Bavington Hill Head, £88 Lee Hall, £86 Longlea Netherwitton, £84.50 Bensons Fell, £84 Wingates Moor & Bavington Hill Head, £83.50 Greyside, £83 China Hall, Butterknowes, Chapel House Gilsland, West Heddon, Chapel House Allendale & Follions, £82.50 Chapel House Gilsland & Bensons Fell, £81.50 Bavington Hill Head, £81 Little Swinburne, £80 Longlea Netherwitton & Chapel House Gilsland, £79.50 Wingates Moor & Lough Green, £78.50 Longlea Netherwitton, £78 Elf Hills & West Mill Hills, £77.50 West Heddon, £77 Haggwood, China Hall & Butterknowes

Suffolk x (Av £65.47) – £74.50 Haggwood, £73.50 Intake, £72 Hedleywood & Felton Demesne, £70.50 Felton Demesne, £70 Blueburn & Elford, £69.50 Felton Demesne & Lee Hall, £69 Fallowfield (x2)

Beltex x - £68 Garden Field

Hampshire x (Av £50.39) - £52 Pilmuir

Zwartbles - £56 Three Farms

Leicester (Av £60.20) - £71 Lowes Fell

Cheviot x - £74.50 Flotterton, £72 West Mill Hills

Another strong entry of Mules sold very well indeed.  Topping at £76.50 for a penful of 41 strong Mules consigned by M/s I Potts, Redburn, Bishop Auckland.

Mule –(Av £63.93) £76.50 Redburn, £76 Brinkburnhope, £70 Greyside, £66.50 Cowden Burn, £65 China Hall, £64 Redburn

Blackface (Av £36.91) – £65 Flotterton, £56 Brinkburnhope, £51.50 Townfoot Woodburn, £47.50 Blueburn, £46.50 Hepple Whitefield, £46 Ramshope, £45 Stell Green & Hepple Whitefield, £44 Bellshiel

Swaledale (Av £42.79) - £63 Low Greenley Cleugh, £53 Hepple Whitefield, £43.50 Low Greenley Cleugh

Crossbred – £59 Ogle Dene