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Store Cattle & Store/Breeding Sheep | Friday 18th May 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts offered a sound catalogued entry of 791 store cattle at their weekly sale including over 250 native breed types for the monthly special sale of such cattle.

With grazing season well and truly under way trade for all classes was certainly as dear as seen earlier in the month and in a number of cases slightly improved. The sale was once again dominated by a super run of forward stores from Willie Woodman, Great Chesters and these peaked at the phenomenal figure of £1700, not seen in the Hexham store ring for at least two years, which was achieved for an exceptional Charolais cross steer at 20 months of age bred from a deep, black Limousin cross cow, typical of those within the herd on the roman wall.  Twenty one steers averaged £1520 whilst heifers peaked at £1520 for a smashing trio of ¾ bred Limmy crosses and averaged £1481 for 16 sold.

In the middle of the day a fantastic offering of native breed cattle were presented by producers from all over the region and the upper echelons of this trade was occupied by the Angus breed. David Potts, Hedley Park brought out a nice packet of forward Angus heifers, suited to both breeding and/or feeding and Mr Potts was rewarded for his efforts peaking at £1310 for a pair of smart ladies by the black bull. These were followed by three singles from Dennis Burn, Aydonshields, sold to return £1295 and £1230 (twice). Steers peaked at £1220 for a well-grown bullock from Bobby & Michael Conley, Barrasford Green.  A small but select offering of Herefords peaked at £1180 for a 20 month steer from Lewis Beattie, Low Carriteth followed by another at £1100 from John & Jonathan Anderson, Whiskershiel, Elsdon.  Yearling types hit £1030 and £1020 for two pairs of thick red and white bullocks from Alan Parker, High Woolley whilst heifers peaked at £930 for a smart lady from Davy & Kate Dickinson, Chattlehope at the foot of The Carter Bar.   Shorthorn cattle were also presented in number and sold to £1060 and £1055 for yearling steers ideal for the grass from David Potts and from Messrs Smith, West Shields, Tow Law respectively.

The third portion of the catalogue comprised of a quality entry of continental cross cattle, mainly yearling types from a great deal of noted producers within our region. This class peaked at £1330 for a hefty Limousin cross steer from Messrs Ridley Shitlington Hall and was followed by three more From Messrs Graham, West Foreshield, Alston, Cumbria that came forward from the high tops of Alston Moor to return at £1290, £1285 and £1270 to cap a nice days trading for the Graham Family.

Heifers topped at £1260 for a smart Charolais cross sort from Philip Ogle, Wydon, Haltwhistle whilst Kevin Sparke, Little Swinburne sold a well-presented pair bred the same way for £1210.

Cattle under ten months of age peaked at £1080 twice; firstly for a pen of three Limousin cross young bulls in fine form from weekly consignor and renowned Scottish Cattleman Norman Forsyth, Low Bishopton, The Isle of Whithorn. The same price was achieved for a smart Limmy steer from Arthur & Richard Storrow, Willimoteswick, Bardon Mill. Heifers peaked at £1060 twice, both smart shapely sorts from Andrew Swallow, Dukesfield Hall, Slaley; one heading into North Yorkshire for finishing with the other heading North of The Border into a top quality suckler beef herd as a heifer replacement highlight the Hexham ring as an outlet that truly can meet a multitude of requirements.

As always cattle are actively being sourced for the sale next week and our team would welcome any enquiry from producers that have cattle yet to be sold into the store market.

Leading prices;  

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1700, £1520 & £1480 Great Chesters

Limousin x steers – £1500 Great Chesters, £1450, £1400 (x2) & £1380 Luns House, £1360 Bankfoot, £1265 Berry Edge, £1225 Bankfoot, £1220 Berry Edge, £1205 Eslington Hill, £1185 & £1170 (x2)Bankfoot, £1155 Berry Edge, £1100 New Houses, £1090 Bankfoot & Low Carriteth, £1030 Fallowfield & Eslington Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1230 Hedley Park, £1150 Berry Edge, £1135, £1120, £1060 & £1045 Bankfoot

Simmental x heifers – £1140 Hedley Park

Angus x heifers – £1310 Hedley Park, £1295 & £1230 (x2) Aydonshields, £1195 Biddlestone Home Farm, £1150, £1130 & £1110 Hedley Park, £1005 Wolf Hills, £1000 Aydonshields

Hereford x steers - £1180 Low Carriteth, £1100, £1090 & £1080 Whiskershiel

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1540 Great Chesters, £1145 New Houses

Charolais x heifers – £1380, £1375 & £1320 Great Chesters

Limousin x steers – £1560 & £1515 Great Chesters, £1450 West Throp Hill (x2) & Great Chesters, £1390 Biddlestone, £1195 Fallowfield, £1150 Berry Edge, £1120 Eslington Hill, £1110 Westburnhope & Biddlestone, £1090 & £1070 Fallowfield

Limousin x heifers – £1520, £1410 & £1370 Great Chesters, £1315 West Throp Hill, £1300 Biddlestone, £1180 Shitlington Hall & Hedley Park, £1170 Westburnhope, £1080 Shitlington Hall, £1050 Throstle Nest, £1000 Throstle Nest & Biddlestone

British Blue x heifers - £1360 West Throp Hill

Angus x steers -£1215 Watch Hill, £1170 & £1140 Warden Law, £1130 Buteland, £1090 Ravensworth Grange, £1085 Warden Law, £1055 Ravensworth Grange

Angus x heifers – £1090 & £1070 Watch Hill

Hereford steers - £1060 Chattlehope

Hereford heifers - £930 Chattlehope

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1130, £1100 & £1000 West Shields

Charolais x heifers - £1260 Causey View, £1210 Little Swinburne, £1185 Causey View, £1090 (x2), £1020 & £1010 Little Swinburne, £1000 Causey View

Limousin x steers – £1330 Shitlington Hall, £1290, £1285 & £1270 West Foreshield, £1245 Shitlington Hall, £1235 West Foreshield, £1230 Bothal Park, £1225 West Foreshield1200 Hollin Close, £1185, £1180 & £1170 West Foreshield, £1160 The Park & Stotsfold, £1140 West Foreshield, £1120 The Park & Stotsfold, £1110 Stotsfold, £1105 Barrasford Green, £1095 Glendue & Bothal Park, £1090 Barrasford Green & Lands Farm, £1080 Glendue, £1075 Barrasford Green & High Lovelady Shield, £1060 West Foreshield & Bothal Park, £1055 The Park & Todhillwood, £1050 Hollin Close & Stotsfold, £1045 Glendue, £1040 High Lovelady Shield (x2), £1030 Hollin Close, £1020 High Alderheads & Stotsfold, £1000 Barrasford Green, Westburnhope & Brieredge

Limousin x heifers – £1185 Lands Farm, £1170 Willimoteswick, £1150 Dukesfield Hall (x2), £1145 High Lovelady Shield, £1140 The Park, £1125 & £1115 Carry House, £1105 The Park, £1100 Shitlington Hall, £1090 (x2) Dukesfield Hall, £1080 Dukesfield Hall & Westburnhope, £1060 & £1055 Carry House, £1050 West Foreshield, £1040 & £1030 Dukesfield Hall, £1000 Settlingstones, £995 High Lovelady Shield, £990 Dukesfield Hall & High Lovelady Shield

Blonde x steers – £1150, £1070 & £1060 Twizell Hall, £1000 & £930 Whiskershiel

British Blue x steers – £1120 (x2) Glendue, £1070 Willimoteswick, £1035 Twizell Hall, £975 Willimoteswick

British Blue x heifers – £920 Woodhall

Simmental x steers – £1025 Low Bishopton

Angus steers – £1180 Braidley, £1150 Monkridge Hill, £1140 Braidley, £1135 Monkridge Hill, £1130 Byreside, £1100 & £970 Bollihope Shield

Angus heifers – £990 Old Town, £935 Braidley

Angus x steers – £1220 Barrasford Green, £1160 Hepple Whitefield & Buteland, £1150, £1140 & £1135 Buteland, £1125 Hepple Whitefield, £1115 & £1105 Barrasford Green, £1100 Hepple Whitefield, £1095 & £1090 Buteland, £1080 Hepple Whitefield, £1055 Buteland, £1050 Hepple Whitefield & Buteland, £1045 Parkside, £1040, £1035, £1030 & £1020 (x2) Buteland, £1000 North Hanging Wells, £990 & £980 Buteland

Angus x heifers –£985 Hedley Park, £910 West Shields

Hereford x steers - £1030 & £1020 High Wooley, £1005 Whiskershiel

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1060 Hedley Park, £1055 West Shields, £1000 & £980 Gallaw Hill

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1080 Low Bishopton, £1080 Willimoteswick, £1070 Stotsfold, £1065 Willimoteswick, £1060 Glendue, £1000 Longlea & High Lovelady Shield, £980 Longlea, £970 Frolar Meadows

Limousin x heifers – £1060 (x2) Dukesfield Hall, £1035 Longlea, £1005 Round Meadows, £900 Nilston Rigg

Angus x steers – £1010 Parkside

Store & Breeding Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 566 Cast Ewes and Store Hoggs and a good entry of 502 Ewes and Hoggs with lambs at foot.

Ewes & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

Ewes and Hoggs with Lambs at foot.

Ewes and Lambs

A fantastic show of Ewes and Lambs sold to a packed ring of clientele ensuring all classes sold to the dearest trade of the season.

Texel Ewes - £218 Linacres, £195 House & Home Farm, £188 Butterknowes, £185 Heatheridge, £175 Chattlehope,£168 (x2) Bellingham Demesne, £165 Sherburn Tower

Suffolk Ewes - £192 & £162 Glebe Farm

Suffolk x Ewes - £200 House & Home Farm, £175 Craigshield, £172 Sherburn Tower

Beltex x Ewes - £155 Jolly Body

Mule Gimmers - £208 Middle White Hill, £180 & £172 Haggate, £162 Dale House

Mule Ewes - £188 Haggate, £185 Butterknowes, £182 Dale House, £174, £172 & £168 Winnows Hill, £165 Middle White Hill

Cheviot x Ewes - £215, £172 & £170 Low Bleakhope

Kerry Hill Ewes - £178 Tedcastle

Blackface Ewes - £142 & £125 Craigshield

Herdwick Ewes - £115 Craigshield

Hoggs and Lambs

With quality improving all classes sold to improved rates topping at £218 and £109/life for two fantastic pens of Mule Hoggs consigned by regular vendor M/s FS Vickers, Rennington South, Alnwick.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 for further entries and enquiries.

Texel Hoggs - £180 & £168 Broomhall

Suffolk x Hoggs - £165 Intake Frosterley

Mule Hoggs - £218 (x2) & £215 Rennington South, £200 & £195 Briggle Farm, £182 Blackhalls, £178 Tedcastle, £170 Blackhalls

Cast Ewes

All classes dearer on the week and more could have been sold to vendor advantage.

Texel x – £130 Bulls Hill, £126 Middle Horsleyhope & Wydon, £120 Nilston Rigg & Quarry House, £114 Felton Demesne, £110 Nilston Rigg, £107 Errington, £105 & £104 Quarry House, £102 Felton Demesne, £100 Cornsay House (x2)

Suffolk x – £120 Nilston Rigg, £116 & £106 Middle Horsleyhope

Beltex x - £140 & £108 (x2) Middle Horsleyhope

Zwartbles - £92 Wallridge Cottages

Mule – £110 Woodlands Hall, £105 & £100 Blackhalls, £95 Warksfield Head, £94 Wydon & Felton Demesne, £93 Blackhalls, £92 Nilston Rigg, £91 Bulls Hill & Quarry House, £90 Hepple Whitefield & Bellingham Demesne

Blackface – £81 Warksfield Head & Quarry House, £72 Hepple Whitefield

Swaledale – £64 Bulls Hill

Crossbred - £108 Middle Horsleyhope, £106 Hope Foot, £92 Cornsay House

Store Hoggs

A plainer show forward sold to similar rates on the week.

Texel x – £114, £112 & £99 Errington, £90 Jolly Body & Chesters

Suffolk x – £115 Woodlands Hall, £100 Felton Demesne

Cheviot x - £68 Low Struthers

Mule – £78 Nilston Rigg

Blackface – £70 & £64 Whitshields

Swaledale - £62 & £56 Westburnhope

Jacob - £36 Brockalee

Pedigree Limousins and Commercial Breeding Cattle | Wednesday 16th May 2018

Breeding Cattle

Pedigree Bulls and Females

(On behalf of the North Eastern Cattle Breeders Society)

Hexham and Northern Marts held their third Annual Limousin Bull and Female Show and Sale on behalf of the North Eastern Limousin Breeders Club. The sale was kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual, Morpeth Branch.

Master judge today, making his trip up from Lancashire was Mr I Sedgewick (Gallaber Herd).

A much larger entry this year with 41 bulls and 13 females catalogued. A clearance rate of 60% with a slightly lower average this year of 3350gns.

Topping the sale was Thorntontower Monty, a son of Lodge Hydro, he realised 4600gns.

Two bulls hit the 4000gns mark. These being Cornsay Marquis from Karl Suddes and Goldies Nestor from Bruce and Jim Goldie.

The company would like to thank all vendors, and our sponsors, NFU Mutual, for their support.

Prize Show

Bulls

Class 1

Jan 2016 – March 2016   1st  Romford Magnum

                                        2nd Meadowrig Majestic

                                        3rd  Goldies Liam

Class 2

April 2016 – May 2016    1st  Breconside Minotaur

Class 3

May 2016 – July 2016     1st Naby Mirauder

                                        2nd Highlaws Magic

                                        3rd  Ringway Master

Class 4

Aug 2016 – Dec 2016     1st  Naby Moses

                                        2nd Cornsay Marquis

                                       3rd  Naby Millionaire

Class 5                          

Jan 2017 – June 2017    1st  Barrons Nintendo

                                       2nd Goldies Nestor

                                       3rd  Cornsay Noah

Heifers

Class 6

Feb 2016 – Aug 2016     1st Swalesmoor Morven

Class 7

Oct 2016 – Jan 2017      1st Tweeddale Nora

                                       2nd Tweeddale Magic

                                       3rd Tweeddale Maiden

 

Male Champion     Romford Magnum – Gordon Brooke Estate

Male Reserve Champion     Naby Mirauder – M/s JW Dent & Son

Female Champion    Tweeddale Nora – M/s J Watson

Female Reserve Champion      Swalesmoor Morven – Kedzlie Farms Ltd

Bulls

4600gns Thorntontower Monty, 4000gns, Cornsay Marquis & Goldies Nestor, 3800gns Naby Mirauder, 3600gns Goldies Liam, 3200gns Cornsay Mighty & Barrons Neptune, 3000gns Ringway Mallard, Highlaws Marcus, Ringway Master & Naby Moses, 2800gns Barrons Nintendo, 2500gns Meadowrig Majestic & Highlaws Mulberry

Maiden Heifers

A great show of Heifers this year with more forward to the pre-sale show.

Topping the sale was a terrific in calf heifer, Swalesmoor Morven. This Dinmore Goldeneye daughter, sold in calf to Lowerffrydd Umpire and realised 3500gns.

Two heifers surpassed the 2000gns, firstly Tweeddale Maiden from Jonathan Watson and then Towdypotts Marianne from JWR & M Suddes.

3500gns Swalesmoor Morven, 2000gns Tweeddale Maiden & Towdypotts Marianne, 1950gns Towdypotts Megan, 1900gns Towdypotts Martha, 1800gms Towdypotts Mango, 1750gns Kaprico Nutmeg, 1700gns Towdypotts Miranda & Kaprico Nigella

Commercial Breeding Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their Annual May Term Sale of Commercial Beef Breeding Cattle.

A fantastic show of cattle, considering the spring weather, were presented to a packed ringside of purchasers.

Topping the Heifers and Calves section at £2800 on three separate occasions, firstly by M/s Johnson, West Wharmley and secondly by M/s Foley Bros, Mirlaw House (x2) respectively.

More are required to satisfy customer demand for the next sale at this centre which is held on Friday 8th June.  Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers for further entries and enquiries 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297

Leading Averages

Mirlaw House        10      £2538.88

Sleights House        5      £2460.00

West Wharmley    25      £2338.63

Dipton Foot             8      £2325.00

Flotterton                8      £2218.75

Heifers & 2nd Calvers with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2800 West Wharmley & Mirlaw House (x2), £2700 Mirlaw House (x2), £2650 West Wharmley & Mirlaw House, £2600 (x2) Sleights House, £2500 West Wharmley & Sleights House, £2450 West Wharmley (x2) & Dipton Foot (x2), £2400 Paradise Farm, West Wharmley (x2) & Dipton Foot, £2350 West Wharmley (x3), £2300 Old Hall, Paradise Farm, West Wharmley, Mirlaw House & Dipton Foot

Angus -£2550, £2350, £2300 & £2250 Flotterton

British Blue - £2600 Mirlaw House, £2550 Dipton Foot, £2400 West Wharmley & Sleights House,

Hereford - £2350 Mirlaw House

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £1900, £1820 & £1800 Hall Farm

In Calf Cows

Limousin - £1350 Stuartslaw

In Calf Heifers

Limousin – £1220White House Matfen

British Blue – £1480 Stuartslaw

Saler - £1000 Stuartslaw

Dispersal – M/s JA Wilkinson, Pry Hill

Limousin Cows with calves - £2950

Angus In Calf Cows - £920

Beef Shorthorn In Calf Heifers - £950

Bulls

Limousin – 3800gns Burntongues, 3500gns Morley Hill

British Blue – 2600gns Glebe Farm

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 15th May 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Topping today’s sale at 230.5ppk was a handy weight Angus x heifer being consigned by M/s RH Hopps & Son, Manor Farm, Shincliffe.

Topping per head was a smart Limousin x steer also from the same good home realising £1507.94.

More clean cattle are required on a weekly basis to satisfy demand. For further enquiries please contact John Walton 07738406297

Angus Heifers – 230.5p Manor Farm

Limousin Heifers – 219.5p Manor Farm

Limousin Steers – 217.5p, 216.5p & 214.5p Manor Farm

Limousin Steers - £1507.94, £1507.46 & £1426.80 Manor Farm

Angus Steers - £1467.81 Manor Farm

OTM

Another fantastic trade for all classes. Topping at £1409.40 and 180.5ppk.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers on 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297 for on farm visits and further enquiries.

Limousin – 180.5p Kirkley Hall, 175.5p West Grange, 161.5p Hard Riding, 155.5p Low Ardley, 143.5p West Grange, 141.5p Redesmouth & Kingswood

Angus – 153.5p & 145.5p West Shields

Beef Shorthorn – 143.5p West Shields

Charolais – 142.5p Kingswood

Angus – £1409.40 Flotterton, £987.01 & £984.87 West Shields

Limousin – £1398.74 West Grange, £1350.14 Kirkley Hall, £1279.08 Hard Riding, £1128.93 Low Ardley, £1001.63 West Grange, £989.09 Kingswood

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Lambs a touch easier on the week in line with the national trend.

Texel x - £137 Woodhall, £134 & £129 Beaumont House, £124 Whitechapel, £120 Beaumont House, £118 & £97 China Hall

314.6p, 300p & 297.8p Beaumont House, 281.8p Whitechapel, 274p Woodhall, 265.7p, 264.7p, 262.2p, 255.3p, 247.4p China Hall

Suffolk x - £122, £114 & £112 (x2) Woodhall, £111.50 Whitechapel

312.8p, 302.7p (x2) & 300p Woodhall, 278.8p Whitechapel

Charollais x - £127p & 317.5p Beaumont House

Zwartbles - £119 & £115 Newbiggin Hill

217p & 212.5p Newbiggin Hill

Prime Hoggs

Texel x –£112 West Shields, £109 Old Town, £108 & £105 West Shields, £102.50 Matfen High House, £100 Lough Green & West Shields

227.3p, 227.3p, 225p & 214.3p West Shields, 197.1p Matfen High House, 185.2p Lough Green, 177.8p West Shields, 155.7p Old Town, 117.7p Sharpley

Swaledale - £81 & 197.6p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£88 Old Town

Suffolk x - £148 & £138 Flotterton

Mule – £86 Matfen High House, £80 Chattlehope, £74 Old Town

Store Cattle, Store Sheep & Prize Show of Breeding | Friday 11th May 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their traditional ‘May Term’ sale of store cattle and offered a catalogued entry of 867 head from noted herdmasters from across Northumberland, County Durham & Cumbria.

A sound entry of quality sorts were brought forward and as the countryside greens up and pastures bulk up trade looked dearer again on the week.

Top prices within the older, forward store section were dominated by Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley who brought forward to Hexham their biggest run of cattle to date; an outstanding pen of twelve steers and two heifers, all well-bred sorts at 20-24 months which peaked at £1580 for a superb Limmy bullock and at £1380 for a heifer sister. The sought after run sold at a pace with buyers from all over the UK keen to purchase the quality on offer and saw the fourteen return a well-deserved average of £1466 throughout.

Heifer trade on the day peaked at £1435 for a big black Limousin cross heifer from noted bull breeders Messrs Nixon, Stotsfold with fresh faces at the ringside keen for best end heifers, these too looking dearer on the week.

John Baty, Catreen was well-rewarded for a smart and well-grown pen of Angus cross heifers which peaked at £1430 selling to Penshaw Farm Shop & Butchery owner Tony Green and saw his five, all by registered black bulls average £1368.

With over one hundred older cattle taken care of attention shifted, as it does at this sale to a strong catalogue of yearling types, all bred from suckler cow mothers and suitable for turnout to grass. The yearling classes were topped at £1380 by a hefty Limousin cross bullock from Messrs Haigh, Breckon Hill, Hexham followed by a Charolais cross steer which led a run of fifty cattle from Lewis Forster, West Nubbock that cashed at £1330.  Not to be outdone, the British Blue flag was flown high once again by Mrs Colleen Macdonald, Light Birks, Haydon Bridge as she peaked at £1300. This one tied with another Limmy, this time from Messrs Graham West Foreshield, Alston, Cumbria who also saw their lead heifer hit £1210.

Heifers in this class were also in hot demand and another cracking run from John & George Browell, Quarry House peaked at £1245 for a pair of trademark shapely ladies and it was the Browell brothers that led the trade for youngest class of cattle with a belting black Limmy cross steer at only 9 months of age which scaled to £1330. Andrew Swallow, Dukesfield Hall followed with another steer at £1290 whilst heifers topped at £1200 from Mel Stobbs, High Dalton with a proud Limousin cross and John Ogle, Wydon came next with a Charolais at £1170.

Trade was buoyant throughout for all classes and a ready demand from all quarters saw steers average £1055 and heifers level at £943. This demand is expected to remain and with numbers set to tighten up our auctioneers are actively seeking entries for next weeks sale which will include the monthly special sale of native breed types.  Breeders with cattle yet to reach the market are urged to contact our team who will be delighted to appraise stock on farm and outline the benefits of consigning such animals for sale at Hexham.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1380 Rare Dean, £1280 Risehead & Rare Dean, £1260 Rare Dean, £1255, £1230 & £1150 New Houses

Charolais x heifers – £1440 & £1100 Rare Dean, £1040 New Houses

Limousin x steers – £1580, £1540 (x3), £1490, £1480, £1460 & £1440 (x3) Paxton Dene

Limousin x heifers - £1435 Stotsfold, £1380 Paxton Dene, £1200 Stotsfold, £1160, £1105 & £1090 Luns House

British Blue x steers – £1400 Paxton Dene

Simmental x steers £1150, £1110 & £1100 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £1195 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers - £1360 Catreen, £1140 & £1030 Fairley

Angus x heifers – £1430 & £1380 Catreen, £1300 Fairley, £1190 Elilaw

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1205 Risehead, £1175, £1130, £1090 & £1080 Gallowhill

Limousin x steers – £1355, £1240, £1180 & £1145 White House Matfen, £1130 & £1120 Bothal Park, £1000 Highfield

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Paxton Dene, £1205 Cowburn Rigg, £1160 Bothal Park, £1150 Luns House, £1145 New Acres, £1135 Cowburn Rigg, £1090 Kirkley Dam House & Bothal Park, £1010 East Butsfield

Blonde x heifers – £1350, £1200 & £1190 Houselope Grange

British Blue x steers - £1140, £1110 & £1030 Kirkley Dam House

British Blue x heifers - £1150 & £1125 New Acres, £1090 Kirkley Dam House

Simmental x steers –£990 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £990 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers -£1190 Stoop Rigg, £1000 Redesmouth

Angus x heifers – £1290 Catreen, £1200, £1190 & £1180 Fairley, £1070 & £1065 Redesmouth

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1330, £1260, £1255, £1250, £1215, £1200, £1195, £1140 & £1120 West Nubbock, £1105 The Tofts, £1100 Elilaw (x2), £1050 The Tofts, £1045 Elilaw, £1025 East Fourstones, £1015 Barker House, £1005 East Fourstones, £980 Wydon, £970 Gallowhill

Charolais x heifers - £1210 Little Swinburne & West Nubbock, £1160 West Nubbock, £1130 Little Swinburne, £1115 & £1110 West Nubbock, £1090 Little Swinburne, £1060 & £1010 West Nubbock, £980 Errington Red House

Limousin x steers – £1380 Breckon Hill, £1300 West Foreshield, £1270 West Foreshield & Quarry House, £1265 West Foreshield, £1255 West Nubbock, £1240 West Foreshield, £1220 Barker House, £1215 High Lovelady Shield, £1205 West Foreshield, £1200 Carry House, £1180 Barker House & Carry House, £1175 Barker House & Todhillwood, £1170 Bothal Park, £1160 High Dalton, £1155 Cowburn Rigg, £1150 Bothal Park & Carry House, £1140 Dukesfield Hall & Todhillwood, £1135 West Nubbock, £1130 High Lovelady Shield & Hawksteel, £1120 Carry House & Thornton Tower, £1115 West Foreshield, £1110 West Foreshield & Langley West, £1105 Barker House, £1100 Bothal Park, £1100 Thornton Tower, £1095 Thornton Tower & Todhillwood, £1090 Langley West, Dukesfield Hall & Todhillwood, £1085 West Foreshield, £1080 The Tofts, Hole Farm & Dukesfield Hall, £1070 High Lovelady Shield & Brokenheugh (x2), £1065 High Dalton

Limousin x heifers – £1245 & £1230 Quarry House, £1210 West Foreshield, £1190 Tanfield Lane, £1170 Little Swinburne, £1140 Dukesfield Hall, £1120 Tanfield Lane, £1115 West Foreshield, £1110 High Lovelady Shield, £1105 Paradise, High Lovelady Shield & Quarry House, £1100 High Dalton, £10910 High Lovelady Shield, £1070 Brokenheugh (x2), £1065 Cowburn Rigg, £1060 Hawksteel, £1040 Bothal Park, Little Swinburne, High Lovelady, Thornton Tower & Dukesfield Hall (x2), £1030 Redesmouth & High Lovelady Shield, £1020 High Dalton & Todhillwood, £1010 The Fawns, £1000 Stotsfold, £990 Paradise Farm, £985 Stotsfold & High Lovelady Shield, £980 Bothal Park & Ruffside, £975 High Dalton & Thornton Tower

Blonde x steers – £1230, £1150 & £1115 Hareshaw, £1100 Houselope Grange, £1060 & £990 Hareshaw

British Blue x steers – £1300 & £1220 Light Birks, £1090 White House Slaley, £955 Elf Hills

British Blue x heifers – £1200, £1120 & £1080 Light Birks, £1065 New Acres, £1060 & £1050 Light Birks, £1040 & £950 Little Swinburne, £945 New Acres

Simmental x steers – £1110 & £1090 Elilaw, £1055 Wydon, £1050 (x2), £1035, £1020 & £950 Elilaw

Angus x steers – £1095 Elilaw, £1090 Redesmouth & Elilaw (x3), £1070 High Barns, £1050 East Butsfield, £1045 & £1040 Elilaw, £1000 Elilaw & Hedley Park

Angus x heifers – £1055 Hedley Park, £1020 East Butsfield

Hereford x steers - £1090 Wydon, £935 East Fourstones

Beef Shorthorn steers - £980 Hedley Park

Saler x steers - £945 Fallowfield

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1100 Wydon (KO), £1080 The Tofts, £1000 West Nubbock, £950 Wydon

Charolais x heifers - £1170 Wydon, £1015 & £930 West Nubbock

Limousin x steers – £1330 Quarry House, £1290 Dukesfield Hall, £1160 High Dalton, £1060 West Nubbock, £1055 Quarry House, £1040 High Dalton & Dukesfield Hall, £1035 Thornton Tower, £1030 Carry House, £990 West Nubbock & Longlea, £980 Longlea & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £970 Hole Farm, Longlea & White House Slaley

Limousin x heifers – £1200 High Dalton, £1080 Quarry House, £1050 Longlea, £1000 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £990 High Dalton, £960 Whiteside Haltwhistle

British Blue x steers – £1040 White House Slaley

British Blue x heifers – £950 Light Birks

Angus x steers – £955 Wydon

Store & Breeding Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 653 Cast Ewes and Store Hoggs, also a tremendous entry of 653 Ewes and Hoggs with lambs at foot. Incorporated into the weekly sale was the Annual Prize Show of Hoggs with lambs at foot.

Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

A tremendous show of Hoggs with lambs at foot were put befor the master judge Mr Chris Siswick Esq., Longhorsley who awarded his deserved Champion Pen of Texel x hoggs being consigned by M/s D Carr & Son, Highwood Farm, Hexham. They later went under the hammer to realise £220.  However it was the second placed hoggs which topped the sale at £228/outfit or £114/life.

Many thanks to all involved and many more could be sold to advantage.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 for further enquiries.

 10 Texel x Hoggs  1st Highwood

                               2nd Highwood

10 Mule Hoggs      1st Shitlington Hall

                              2nd Quarry Grange

                              3rd Briggle Farm

10 Suffolk x Hoggs 1st Broomhall

                                2nd Woodlands

                               3rd Broomhall

Overall Champion- M/s Carr, Highwood

Reserve Champion– M/s Ridley, Shitlington Hall

Hoggs, Gimmers & Ewes

Texel x

Hoggs - £228 & £220 Highwood, £165 Broomhall, £162 East Newham, £160 Burnbank

Gimmers - £215 Burnbank

1 crop - £192 Glenhill

1-2 - £140 Haggate

1-3 - £158 Haggate

2 crop - £160 Glenhill

3 crop - £18 & £168 Glenhill

4 crop - £116 Haggate

Ewes - £220 Linacres, £178 East Fourstones, £175 Woodcroft, £170 Chesterwood

Suffolk x

Hoggs - £175 Broomhall, £170 Woodlands Place

Ewes - £155 East Fourstones

Beltex x

Gimmers - £195 (x2) Whitton Glebe

Ewes - £180 Whitton Glebe

Mule

Hoggs - £200 Shitlington Hall & Moss Kennels, £192 Penpeugh & Briggle Farm, £190 Quarry Grange

Gimmers - £218 Whitechapel, £202 Middle White Hill, £200 Moss Kennels,

Ewes - £178 High Barns, £175 Wayn Riggs, £172 Bellingham Demesne (x2) & Dale House, £170 High Barns & Dale House

Cast Ewes

A similar show of ewes being keenly bid for and short of buyers requirements. More numbers are required on a weekly basis.

Texel – £96 Ewesley

Texel x – £136 & £126 Intake, £122 West Moorhouses, £121 High Eshells & Low Eshells, £120 Whitehouse Centre (x3), £116 West Shields, £114 Chesters & Midgeholme, £112 & £111 Raven Hill, £110 Whitehouse Centre

Dutch Texel - £120 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £106 Chesters, £105 West Moorhouses

Beltex x - £108 Black Callerton

Mule – £104 & £101 East Butsfield, £100 (x2) West Shields

Blackface – £84 Black Callerton, £72 Gallowhill, £71 Stone Stile, £70 Carry House

Swaledale – £56 East Butsfield

Jacob - £50 Whitehouse Centre

Shetland - £82 Nettle Hall

Crossbred - £77 Waite Farm,

Store Hoggs

A lesser show of hoggs forward maintaining recent high rates and keenly bid for.

Texel x – £110 Low Ardley, £107, £106 & £100 Whitehouse Centre, £97 Low Ardley, £93 Ivy Cottage, £92 Cooper House

Suffolk x – £89 Matfen Piers, £82 Low Struthers

Zwartbles - £80 Whitehouse Centre

Leicester - £98 Low Struthers

Cheviot x - £66 Ivy Cottage

Mule – £102 Stone Stile, £84 Rattenraw, £80 Embley

Blackface – £79 & £76 Embley

Crossbred – £90 & £80 Whitehouse Centre

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 8th May 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Charolais Heifers – 219.5 (x2) Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1314.81 & £1255.54 Flotterton

OTM

All classes remaining good to sell and in demand. Topping at £1378.91 and 205ppk.  More numbers could be sold to vendor advantage and are sought after on a weekly basis.  Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297

Angus – 205.5p Flotterton

British Blue – 168.5p Glebe Farm, 150.5p Haggwood, 149.5p Townfoot Woodburn, 143.5p Aydonshields, 140.5p Hallington New Houses

Charolais – 155.5p Fellside

British Friesian – 144.5p Fellside

South Devon – 141.5p The Deans

Angus – £1378.91 Flotterton

British Blue - £1318.59 Townfoot Woodburn, £1251.96 Glebe Farm, £1169.39 Haggwood, £1080.45 Hallington New Houses, £991.59 Aydonshields

Charolais - £1149.15 Fellside

British Friesian - £1043.29 Fellside

South Devon - £991.92 The Deans

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Prime Lambs continuing a strong trade again this week.

Suffolk x – £126, £119 (x2) & £116 Woodhall

330.6p (x2), 315p & 313.5p Woodhall

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £118, £117 (x2), £116.50, £114.50, £113, £112 & £107 Hill Top Brearton, £86.50 Embley

260.5p, 260.2p, 253.3p, 251.1p (x2), 243.8p (x2) & 237.8p Hill Top Brearton, 178.1p Embley, 130.3p Sharpley

Suffolk x – £118, £110 & £100 Hill Top Brearton

245.8p, 239.1p & 232.6p Hill Top Brearton

Leicester – £106 & 153.6p Lowes Fell

Cheviot x- £60 Embley

Mule – £114.50 Hill Top Brearton, £113 Lowes Fell, £112 & £105 Hill Top Brearton

248.9p, 244.2p & 238.3p Hill Top Brearton, 205.5p Lowes Fell

Blackface - £59 & 137.2p Embley

Cast Ewes and Rams

Suffolk x - £63 Plantation Avenue

Leicester - £86 Lowes Fell

Cheviot - £85 Lowes Fell

Mule – £64.50 Lowes Fell

Blackface – £60 Lowes Fell

May Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle & Sale of Sh | Friday 4th May 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their Special May Prize show & sale of store cattle and offered a catalogued entry of 1132 head; an increase of over 100 head on the year with cattle consigned by noted vendors from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria and The Scottish Borders.

Prior to the sale the show classes were kindly sponsored by The National Beef Association, Hodgson Toyota (Newcastle) and Northumberland County Show and were expertly presided over by master judge and renowned local cattle finisher Mr Ricky Alder, Ponteland.

A small but select entry were put before the judge and after preliminary classes the ultimate result was practically a mirror image of the same occasion twelve months ago as Messrs Robinson, Boghall scooped another double whammy taking home both the overall and reserve champion rosettes. The overall championship was taken by a smart red Limousin cross heifer which had earlier been awarded the Limousin championship by the judge whilst the reserve champion ticket went to a thick British Blue cross steer from the Capheaton based family that stood as the Blue cross champion.  Both animals were, in true Boghall style impeccably well-turned out and halter led and a credit to the three generations of the family that now purvey top quality suckler bred show calves as their mainstay livestock enterprise having made the transition from milking dairy cows only a few short years ago.

Both animals were brought forward to the sale ring at 12 noon and after a photo call ringside with the sponsors bidding set off at a pace for the champion finally settling at £1380 with the hammer falling in favour of Messrs Eddon, Pickering, Yorkshire. The male reserve then followed and swifty surpassed its stable mate to change hands for the round figure of £1400 selling to Messrs Paterson, Stranraer to round off a short but exceedingly sweet days trading for The Robinson Family.

Best Native Breed

Steer or Heifer                 1st – Bingfield Combe              

Best Charolais x Steer     1st - Murton

Best Charolais x Heifer   1st - Murton

Champion Charolais      Murton – JE Armstrong & Sons (Steer)

Best British Blue x Steer   1ST -  Bog Hall

                                           2nd - Chirdon

                                           3rd -  Chirdon

Champion British Blue x Bog Hall – TF&C Robinson & Son (Steer)

Best Limousin x Steer      1st – Springwell Cottage

                                          2nd –Longlea

                                          3rd - Longlea

Best Limousin x Heifer     1st – Bog Hall

                                          2nd –Chirdon

                                          3rd - Longlea                  

Champion Limousin x      Bog Hall – TF&C Robinson & Son (Heifer)

Overall Champion           TF & C Robinson & Son, Bog Hall – Limousin Heifer

Reserve Champion         TF & C Robinson & Son, Bog Hall – British Blue Steer       

With the show taken care of the sale began with a sound entry of over 200 head of older, forward stores and the highlight of these, having been so for a number of years were the simply outstanding run of well-bred, well-grown Charolais and Limousin cross steer and heifers at 18-22 months from Messrs Woodman, Great Chesters on The Roman Wall. Fifty-eight of the best cattle to grace a store ring anywhere in the country were presented by Willie & Martin Woodman and their dedicated team of staff and buyers old and new flocked to the Hexham ringside to vie for the superb offering. 

The figures speak for themselves in respect of the cattle and the trade attained and as such Messrs Woodman returned home satisfied with the business done on the day. Twenty-nine steers peaked at £1660 and averaged a mighty £1599 per head with all but one selling to a long-standing Yorkshire based return purchaser whilst their 29 heifer sisters peaked at £1590 and averaged £1489 per head selling to high-end and niche finishers from both sides of the Pennines.

With the main focus of the day centered around yearling cattle from the North of England and Scottish Border uplands a tremendous show of quality were presented throughout the duration of the sale to a keen ringside of buyers from all over the UK. Once again highlights were plentiful and too numerous to detail in full however mention must go, as is often the case at this sale to Father & Son Ashley & John Murray, trading as Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm, Butsfield, County Durham for their tremendous run of 33 steers and heifers from 9-14 months of age which utilise the best of both Pedigree Limousin and British Blue bloodlines to produce highly sought after cattle.  Their steers peaked at £1500 for a Blue and at £1430 for a Limmy whilst shapely heifers hit £1410 for their best Blue and £1270 for three smart Limousin ladies.  The entire run of twenty steers and thirteen heifers averaged £1189 throughout representing a nice increase on the year and credit for the hard work put into the consignment.

Cattle under ten months were also sought after and peaked at £1300 for a Limousin cross bullock from noted Roman Wall producers Messrs Ballantyne, Cowburn RIgg whilst a smart run were brought out by The Browell Brothers George & John, Quarry House and peaked at £1270 for a steer by the Limousin bull and £1200 for a heifer by the blue.  

With a warm weekend promised ahead surely graziers can expect to see some movement in the pastures and cattle can be turned out to make use of the sward as nature intended. With this successful sale now taken care of the auctioneers at Hexham look forward to the traditional May Term sale which takes place next week at this centre and promises another hefty entry of well-presented suckler bred cattle for the consideration of potential purchasers.   Producers that have yet to market their cattle are urged to contact our team to discuss the benefits of consigning cattle for sale at Hexham Auction Mart.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ months

Limousin x heifers - £1120 High Barns

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1620 (X2) & £1600 Great Chesters, £1230, £1220 & £1140 Berwick Hill

Charolais x heifers – £1590 & £1500 Great Chesters, £1140 Low Burradon

Limousin x steers - £1660, £1600 & £1590 Great Chesters, £1370 & £1325 Ogle Dene, £1290 & £1255 Dovecote, £1230, £1185, £1165, £1160 & £1130 Bankfoot, £1120 Springwell, £1110 Berwick Hill, £1100 Dovecote & Berwick Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1520, £1480 & £1440 Great Chesters, £1220 Nunwick, £1200 Springwell, £1140 Luns House, £1135 Bankfoot & Burmoor, £1100 & £1085 Luns House, £1060 Fairley, £1010 Bankfoot

Angus x steers - £1495 & £1380 Fairley

Angus x heifers – £1180 Fairley

Saler x steers - £1360 Berwick Hill

South Devon x steers - £1180 Bingfield Combe

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1530, £1450 & £1380 Great Chesters, £1095 Low Burradon

Limousin x steers – £1600, £1570 & £1550 Great Chesters, £1285 Springwell Cottage, £1240 Fairley, £1230 Berwick Hill, £1200 Berwick Hill & Springwell, £1190 Bingfield Combe, £1175 Fairley, £1140 Dovecote, £1110 Nunwick, £1090 Ogle Dene, £1085 Nunwick

Limousin x heifers – £1460 Troughend (JW), £1340, £1180 & £1170 Nunwick, £1120 Luns House, £1110 & £1100 Nunwick, £1070 Luns House, £1000 Bingfield Combe

Blonde x steers – £1070 & £1000 Kirkley House

British Blue x steers - £1320 Nunwick

British Blue x heifers - £1050 Nunwick

Simmental x steers – £1245 Springwell

Simmental x heifers – £1055 Fala Hill

Angus x steers -£1510, £1480, £1400 & £1380 Fairley

Angus x heifers – £1160 & £1060 Fairley

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1290 Grange Farm, £1245, £1205, £1195 & £1170 West Shields, £1150 Grange Farm, £1145 Errington Red House, £1130 Murton Farm, £1120 Grange Farm, £1090 & £1070 West Shields, £1060 West Shields & Newbiggin, £1050 Ogle Dene, Newbiggin, Grange Farm & Errington Red House (x2), £1030 Low Staples & Grange Farm, £1025 Murton Farm, £1020 Low Staples, £1005 Grange Farm, Murton Farm & Wheat Hall, £1000 Low Staples & Grange Farm, £990 Low Staples, Wheat Hall & Newbiggin

Charolais x heifers - £1045 Murton Farm, £1030 Grange Farm, £1025 Low Burradon, £1000 West Shields, £990 West Shields & Fala Hill (Heriot), £970 Newbiggin, £950 Newbiggin

Limousin x steers – £1430 Glebe Farm (x2) & Springwell Cottage, £1425 Glebe Farm, £1400 & £1380 Carrick, £1305 Springwell Cottage, £1275 Glebe Farm, £1270 Carrick, £1260 (x2) Springwell Cottage, £1250 Springwell Cottage & Beacon Rigg, £1230 Nunwick & Glebe Farm, £1220 Glebe Farm (x2) & Springwell Cottage, £1210 & £1200 Springwell Cottage, £1160 Midgeholme & The Steel, £1155 Low Ardley, £1150 Nunwick & Burmoor, £1140 Springwell Cottage & The Steel, £1135 Armond Carr, £1130 West Moorhouses

Limousin x heifers – £1380 Bog Hall, £1315 Springwell Cottage, £1270 & £1250 Glebe Farm, £1230 The Brocks, £1210 Allenshields & Chirdon, £1170 Glebe Farm, £1160 The Brocks, £1155 Low Town, £1150 The Brocks, £1130 & £1120 Chirdon, £1115 Cowburn Rigg, £1110 Glebe Farm (x2), £1090 Morley Hill, £1085 The Steel, £1080 Glebe Farm, £1045 Low Ardley, £1040 Thornton Tower, East Unthank & Lands Farm, £1035 Low Ardley, £1030 Thornton Tower, £1025 Lingey Field, £1020 Burmoor, £1015 & £1010 Low Ardley

Blonde x steers – £1240, £1110, £1100, £1055 & £1040 (x2) Hareshaw

Blonde x heifers – £940 Kirkley House

British Blue x steers – £1500 Glebe Farm, £1400 Bog Hall, £1250 East Unthank, £1230 Glebe Farm, £1205 Lingey Field, £1150 Chirdon, £1135 Morley Hill, £1100 Chirdon, £1090 Lingey Field, £1065 Morley Hill, £1050 Lingey Field, Rawfoot & The Fawns, £1010 The Fawns, £1005 Glebe Farm, £990 Rawfoot, £970 The Fawns

British Blue x heifers – £1410 Glebe Farm, £1100 East Unthank, £985 Woodhall, £980 Rawfoot & The Fawns, £940 Glebe Farm & Woodhall

Simmental x steers – £1120 (x2) Morley Hill, £1050 Low Three Mark, £1040 Morley Hill, £1015 Springwell, £955 Morley Hill

Angus x steers – £1110 High Barns, £940 Kirkley House

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £990 Townfoot Woodburn, £980 Grange Farm & Townfoot Woodburn, £970 Wheat Hall

Charolais x heifers - £900 Grange Farm

Limousin x steers – £1300 Cowburn Rigg, £1270, £1180 & £1140 Quarry House, £1115 Cowburn Rigg, £1110 & £1100 Quarry House, £1075 Longlea, £1055 Thornton Tower, £1050 & £1040 Longlea, £1010 Thornton Tower & Morley Hill, £1000 Longlea, Burnbank & Woodhall, £980 Longlea, £970 & £960 Burnbank

Limousin x heifers – £1085 Cowburn Rigg, £1080 Quarry House, £1055 Longlea, £1020 Beacon Rigg, £1000 Cowburn Rigg, £960 & £950 Morley Hill

British Blue x steers – £1240 Morley Hill, £1120 East Unthank, £1100 Glebe Farm, £1055 Morley Hill, £1030 Glebe Farm

British Blue x heifers – £1200 Quarry House, £1030 East Unthank

Store Sheep

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

Texel x Hoggs - £208 & £170 Jolly Body

Texel x Gimmers - £202 Wingates Wholme

Texel x 1 crop - £168 Glenhill

Texel x 2 crop - £210 Glenhill

Texel x 3 crop - £160 Glenhill, £152 (x2) Linacres

Texel x 4 crop - £185 Glenhill, £150 Linacres

Texel x Ewes - £222 & £168 Middle Farm, £158 Dale House

Beltex x Ewes - £198 Jolly Body, £178 & £172 Whitton Glebe, £170 Jolly Body

Cheviot x Ewes - £125, £110 & £108 Donkleywood

Mule Gimmers - £158 Dale House

Mule 1&2 crop - £120 Dale House

Mule 3&4 crop - £172, £170 & £158 Dale House

Mule 4 crop - £185, £168 & £165 High Barns

Mule 5 crop - £200, £192, £188 & £180 The Shield

Mule Ewe - £188 & £135 Middle Farm

Cast Ewes

Texel – £110 Felton Demesne, £108 & £90 Townfoot

Texel x – £136 Middle Farm & Lingey Field, £126 Nunwick, £118 Palm Strothers, £114 Partridge Nest, £112 Middle Farm & Dukesfield Hall, £110 East Broomshiels, £108 Well House, £106 Middle Farm, £105 & £99 Burntongues, £98 Wayn Riggs, £97 Shaftoe Moor, £96 Shaftoe Moor & Felton Demesne, £95 Nunwick

Suffolk x – £124 Burntongues, £104 Shaftoe Moor

Beltex x - £114 Nunwick

Cheviot - £72 Lingey Field

Mule – £118 Ogle Castle, £102 The Reenes, £100 Middle Farm, £98 Felton Demesne, £94 East Broomshiels, £91 Burntongues, £90 Morrowfield & Nunwick

Blackface – £98 Edges Green, £80 Dunns Houses, £76 Edges Green

Swaledale – £58 Westburnhope, £56 Ottercops, £55 Shaftoe Moor

Crossbred - £108 Shaftoe Moor

Store Hoggs

Texel x – £119 Morrowfield, £113 Low Staples, £110 Morrowfield & Middle Farm, £108 Ogle Dene & Palm Strothers, £100 Blackburn & The Reenes, £98 & £95 Burntongues, £90 Low Staples

Suffolk x – £130, £104 & £93 Morrowfield

Leicester - £92 Westburnhope

Mule – £103 The Reenes

Blackface – £84 & £72 Townfoot Woodburn

Swaledale - £81 Westburnhope, £60 Ottercops

Crossbred – £90 The Reenes, £80 Low Staples

Store Lambs

Crossbred - £120 Felton Demesne

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 1st May 2018

Cattle

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

Prime Cattle

More could be sold to a busy ring of wholesale and butcher clientele.

Topping at 237.5ppk and £1435.30 consigned by M/s RA&BA Ridley, Dipton Foot Farm and purchased by David Angus of Angus Foods Ltd, Seaham.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 for enquiries.

Limousin Heifers – 237.5p & 231.5p Dipton Foot

Limousin Heifers – £1435.30 & £1384.63 Dipton Foot

OTM

Another very good trade for a plain show of cows forward. Many more could be sold to vendor advantage and more numbers are required on a weekly basis to satisfy demand.

Please contact John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

Limousin – 167.5p East Knitsley, 154.5p (x2) Lowes Fell, 145.5p Stotsfold, 141.5p Lowes Fell & Rare Dean, 139.5p South Gunnerton & Lingey Field

British Blue – 159.5p Haggwood

Angus – 142.5p East Knitsley & Hedley Park

Simmental – 142.5p High Wooley, 139.5p Capheaton New Houses, 138.5p High Wooley

Charolais - £1625.72 Flotterton, £1437.45 Rare Dean

Limousin – £1505.97 South Kirkheaton, £1340 East Knitsley, £1161.84 Lowes Fell, £1114.61 Lingey Field, £1102.89 Stotsfold, £1012.77 South Gunnerton, £1003.24 Lowes Fell, £993.33 Rare Dean, £953.27 Lowes Fell

British Blue - £1165.95 Haggwood

Angus – £1094.40 East Knitsley

Simmental - £1057.35 High Wooley, £961.19 High Wooley

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Lambs met another fast trade. More could be sold to vendor advantage.

Texel x – £140 China Hall, £124 & £112 Woodhall, £110 & £100 China Hall

335.1p Woodhall, 325.6p China Hall, 320p Woodhall, 285.7p China Hall

Suffolk x - £129 & 348.7p Woodhall

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £128 Great Chesters, £109 Stotsfold, £84 Stotsfold & Great Chesters

256p Great Chesters, 231.9p & 204.9p Stotsfold, 200p Great Chesters, 159.5p Moss Barns

Leicester – £100 & 181.8p Great Chesters

Mule – £82 & 190.7p Great Chesters

Blackface - £90 & £84 (x2) Great Chesters

190.9p & 166.7p Great Chesters

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£99 Sharpley, £90 Moss Barns

Suffolk x - £111 & £80 Sharpley

Blackface – £42 Highwood

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Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 27th April 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their final sale in the mid-spring month of April for store cattle and had forward a catalogued entry of 723 head.

With feeders and finishers working land last week and many absent from the ringside these buyers returned this week and levels were marginally improved. Persistent cold nights still hamper grass growth however ‘seasonal’ faces are beginning to appear with an eye on cattle for turnout. 

The upper end of the trade for the entry of older cattle was also improved on the week with a better show of these types forward. This section was dominated by the super first offering of the annual consignment from noted Roman Wall based breeder Willie Woodman, Great Chesters, Haltwhistle who topped the sale at £1490 with a huge Charolais cross bullock near to finished weight at 20 months of age. The same vendor sold a smart pen of four by the same sire at £1470, a price which had earlier been achieved by John Carpenter, Rare Dene, also for a Charolais cross steer.  Mr Woodman shared top price on the day for heifers also with another hefty beast, a charolais sister to his sale topping bullock hitting the handsome sum of £1450 which had also been the figure which the dearest native animal achieved; this one an Angus cross heifer by a Rawburn bred pedigree Angus Bull at 22 months from Messrs Metcalf, Fairley Farm, Whittonstall.   The run of fifteen strong steers and nine smart heifers from Great Chesters courted attention from all over the country and averaged a rewarding £1416 throughout.

Older Limousin cross cattle sold well also and peaked at a deserved £1460 for a smart and shapely bullock at 21 months from Anthony White, Low Staples whilst heifers topped at £1390 for a well-bred type from regular consignors Messrs Allgood, Nunwick brought out by David Thirlwell, Manager at the Simonburn based estate. Twelve heifers with shape and substance were presented from the same home on the day and averaged a noteable £1336 selling to a number of high end finishers.

A super show of cattle in the middle age bracket (11-17 months) were brought forward from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria & The Scottish Borders and the best end of these were highly sort after. John Gilson, Heugh Farm, Quebec led this section with his best two bullocks at only 12 months which fired in at £1360 and £1320 while his two best heifers came to £1160.  Messrs Coxon, Hepscott Manor brought forward a super run of pure bred Charolais cattle at 12-15 months and hit £1305 for a pair of hefty steers and £1200 for one of their heifer sisters to return £1268 for thirteen sold.

Calves at ten months of age and younger also saw a slight lift and with more quality on show the best end sold well. A trio of Limmy bred bullocks from different homes occupied the top spots; Messrs Huddleston, Round Meadows, Catton peaked at £1140 with a potential show ring type, noted bull breeders Clive & Dan Nixon, Stotsfold followed at £1100 and Robin Macdonald, Low Middleton Livestock completed the trio at £1075.

Entries are invited for next week’s special May prize show and sale of store cattle and the auctioneers would gladly receive expressions of interest from both potential vendors and purchasers.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1490 Great Chesters, £1470 Rare Dean & Great Chesters, £1460 (x2) Great Chesters, £1350 & £1330 Hepscott Manor, £1320 Grange Farm, £1270 Rare Dean

Charolais x heifers – £1370 & £1310 Great Chesters, £1295 Trench Hall, £1270 Hepscott Manor, £1120 & £1110 Rare Dean, £1090 Hepscott Manor

Limousin x steers – £1450 Great Chesters, £1340 Paradise Farm & Luns House, £1330 Paradise Farm, £1320 (x2) Luns House, £1305 White House Matfen, £1210 White House Matfen, £1140 Paradise Farm, £1100 Ingoe Low Hall

Limousin x heifers - £1230 Kirkley Dam, £1210 Corneyside, £1185 & £1085 Paradise Farm, £1030 High Warden

British Blue x heifers - £1150 High Warden

Angus x steers - £1060 Settlingstones

Angus x heifers – £1380 Fairley

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1410 Hepscott Manor, £1080 West Shields

Charolais x heifers – £1450 Great Chesters, £1190 Hepscott Manor, £1180 Thrunton, £1170 Grange Farm, £1090 Settlingstones

Limousin x steers – £1460 Low Staples, £1400 Fairley & Great Chesters, £1385 Corneyside, £1340 Lough Green, £1305 & £1255 White House Matfen, £1230 Trench Hall, £1225 Low Staples, £1220 White House Matfen, £1210 Corneyside, £1200 Kirkley Dam, £1180 White House Matfen & Trench Hall, £1170 White House Matfen, £1100 Low Staples, £1080 Corneyside, £1065 Ingoe Low Hall, £1050 Low Horton

Limousin x heifers – £1390, £1370, £1345, £1310 & £1295 Nunwick, £1255 Kirkley Dam, £1250 Nunwick & Kingswood, £1240 Corneyside, £1230 Fairley, £1195 & £1160 Corneyside, £1095 (x2) Fairley, £1070 (x2) High Warden, £1040 Burmoor, £1030 High Warden

British Blue x steers - £1340, £1200, £1190, £1180 & £1150 Kirkley Dam

British Blue x heifers - £1265 Kirkley Dam

Angus x steers -£1445, £1420, £1400 & £1380 Fairley, £1275 Hallington New Houses, £1260 Fairley

Angus x heifers – £1450 & £1380 Fairley

Hereford x steers - £1065 High Warden

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1305 Hepscott Manor, £1100 (x3) West Shields, £1095 & £1090 Wheat Hall, £1065 West Shields, £1035 Throp Hill, £1030 Redsteads, £1025 Throp Hill, £1020 West Shields, £1000 (x2) Wheat Hall, £990 & £970 Redsteads

Charolais x heifers - £1225 Grange Farm, £1200 Hepscott Manor, £1120 Wheat Hall, £1110 Thrunton, £1100 Wheat Hall, £1075 Thrunton & Grange Farm, £1045 Stoney Flatt, £1040 Wheat Hall, £1010 Thrunton, £1000 West Shields, £995 Redsteads, £990 Thrunton

Limousin x steers – £1360 & £1320 Heugh Farm, £1270 & £1190 Dukesfield Hall, £1175 Heugh Farm, £1165 Stotsfold, £1160 Dukesfield Hall, £1150 Trench Hall, £1140 Heugh Farm, £1130 East Butsfield, £1120 Heugh Farm & Dukesfield Hall, £1115 Trench Hall, Heugh Farm, Burntongues, Woodhouse & Tarset Hall, £1110 East Butsfield, £1105 Dukesfield Hall, £1100 New Acres, £1095 Redburn & Woodcroft, £1090 New Acres & East Butsfield, £1085 Stotsfold, Low Middleton, Lowfield & Tarset Hall, £1080 Low Middleton

Limousin x heifers – £1185 East Butsfield, £1160 (x2) Heugh Farm, £1115, £1100 & £1090 Stoney Flatt, £1080 Trench Hall, £1040 Heugh Farm & Round Meadows, £1035 Stoney Flatt, £995 Low Middleton, £990 Stotsfold, Dukesfield Hall & Willimoteswick

British Blue x steers – £1190 Redburn, £1125 Woodhouse, £1095 Blakelaw, £1090 West Moorhouses & Woodhouse (x2), £1075 & £1020 New Acres, £1015 Windy Hill, £1010 New Acres, £965 Woodhouse

British Blue x heifers – £1175 & £990 Woodhouse

Simmental x steers – £1075 & £1050 Langley West, £1035 Frankstown, £1030 & £1005 Langley West House, £1000 Frankstown, £955 Redburn

Angus x steers – £1040 East Butsfield

Angus x heifers – £955 Elilaw

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1000 Blakelaw

Limousin x steers – £1140 Round Meadows, £1100 Stotsfold, £1075 Low Middleton, £1065 Stotsfold & Burntongues, £1045 Round Meadows & Woodhouse, £1025 Round Meadows, £1010 Whiteside, £1000 Round Meadows & Low Acton, £990 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £985 Low Acton, £970 Round Meadows

Limousin x heifers – £970 Willimoteswick, £925 Whiteside Haltwhistle

British Blue x steers – £970 Woodhall

Angus x steers – £990 Thrunton

Store Sheep

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

An increased show of ewes and lambs this week with great quality on offer. More could have been sold to vendor advantage.

Topping the sale was a Texel x ewe with her Texel x lambs from Mr JH Emerson, Haggate, selling for £182.

Topping the sale per life was a 2crop Texel x ewe and lamb from Mr RH Walton, Linacres, selling for £89 per life with another pen of 5 Texel x 2crop ewes selling for £85 per life.

For further enquiries please contact Drew Patrick 07854361967, John Walton 07738406297 or the office 01434 605444

Texel x - £182 Haggate, £178 & £170 Linacres, £164 Haggate, £158 (x2) Linacres

Mule - £178 Haggate, £168 & £160 White House Matfen

Cast Ewes

A slightly better show of cast sheep this week with more flesh available. Sheep with flesh on sold well and would be easier sold this week.

Texel – £116 Rusheylaw, £88 Felton Demesne

Texel x – £120 Lough Green, £112 Moorlaws & Aydonshields, £108 Rusheylaw, £105 Felton Demesne, £104 West Heddon & Fell Lane, £99 Rusheylaw & Fell Lane, £98 North Cocklake, £96 Stone Hall, £93 Capheaton New Houses, £90 Hallington New Houses (x2) & Bingfield Combe

Suffolk x – £125 Sillywrea, £117 Hareshaw Allotments, £103 Millfield Demesne, £91 Capheaton New Houses

Leicester - £86 North Cocklake

Cheviot - £75 Sillywrea

Mule – £93.50 Chesterwood, £92 Rusheylaw, £90 Ridley Farm, £87 Middle White Hill, £86 Stone Hall, £85 North Cocklake, £84 Newonstead, £81 West Heddon, £78 Whitshields, £73 Capheaton New Houses

Blackface – £88 Greenleas, £75 Whitshields, £71 Warksfield Head, £69 Rusheylaw, £68 Redesmouth, £64 Middle White Hill, £61 Coltpark

Swaledale – £56 Hawksteel, £50 East Unthank

Herdwick - £35 Redesmouth

Crossbred - £92 North Cocklake, £81 Felton Demesne

Store Hoggs

A very mixed show of hoggs this week. Topping the sale this week was a good pen of Texel x hoggs from Mr TA Jackson, Midgeholme, realising £110

Texel x – £110 Midgeholme, £108 White House Matfen, £97 Hallington New Houses, £90 Blackburn, £82 Aydonshields & Capheaton New Houses, £81 Aydonshields & High Yarridge, £80 Blackburn

Suffolk x – £90 & £88 Capheaton New Houses, £80 High Yarridge

Leicester - £94 & £87 Towdy Potts

Mule – £75 Redesmouth, £71 High Yarridge

Blackface – £89 Greenleas, £76 Redesmouth

Swaledale - £73 East Unthank

Crossbred – £85 Blackburn

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 24th April 2018

Cattle

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

Prime Cattle

A tidy show of clean heifers forward. A brisk trade for all classes with more required to fulfil demand.  Topping the sale was an outstanding Limousin x heifer realising £1316.70 and 247.5ppk being purchased by Bellingham Craft Butchers.  Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

Limousin Heifers – 247.5p & 233.5p Nunwick, 227.5p Hard Riding, 223.5p Nunwick

Charolais Heifers – 223.5p & 216.5p Flotterton

Limousin Heifers – £1316.70 Nunwick, £1278.55 Hard Riding, £1277.25 Nunwick

British Blue Heifers - £1313.78 Nunwick

Charolais Heifers – £1285.13 & £1253.54 Flotterton

OTM

A plainer show of cows forward with all classes remaining good to sell. Many more could be sold to vendor advantage.

Angus – 157.5p & 147.5p West Shields, 143.5p Hallington New Houses, 143.5p East Uppertown, 142.5p East Uppertown & Lee Hall

Limousin – 143.5p Tarset Hall, 141.5p Lee Hall

British Blue – 143.5p Comb Hills

British Blue - £1163.79 & £1002.03 Comb Hills

Angus – £1162.35 West Shields, £1037.51 Hallington New Houses, £1036.93 & £991.86 West Shields

Limousin – £1068.33 Lee Hall

Simmental - £1020.44 Warkshaugh

Beef Shorthorn - £1019.36 West Shields

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Prime lambs a good trade again this week topping at £134 for Suffolk x from M/s Walton, Flotterton. Top price per kilo was 316.2p for Texel x from M/s Bell, Woodhall.

Texel x – £130 Flotterton, £117 Woodhall

316.2p Woodhall, 295.5p Flotterton

Suffolk x – £134 & £126 Flotterton, £121 Woodhall

315p Flotterton, 310.3p Woodhall, 291.3p Flotterton

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £129.50 Blackburn, £120 Ingoe Low Hall & Rare Dean, £115 Blackburn (x2) & Ingoe Low Hall, £110 & £109 (x2) Blackburn, £107 West Shields, £103 & £101 Rare Dean

239.8p Blackburn, 235.3p & 234.7p Ingoe Low Hall, 231.9p Blackburn, 226.4p Rare Dean, 224.5p & 222.5p Blackburn, 220.2p Ingoe Low Hall, 217p (x2) Blackburn, 214.6p Rare Dean, 211.1p Blackburn, 210.4p Rare Dean, 209.3p Blackburn, 204.6p Rare Dean, 200p Blackburn

Suffolk x – £104 Rare Dean

201.1p & 200p Rare Dean

Leicester - £79 Hotbank

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£82 & £76 Woodlands Park

Leicester – £72.50 Hotbank

Mule – £52 West Shields

Blackface – £51 Hotbank

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 20th April 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly sale of store cattle and offered a greatly increased entry on the week of 761 head which included over 250 native breeds for the special monthly sale of such animals.

Despite a long awaited turn in the weather grass is yet to come forward in any bulk and with drier conditions on farms allowing tillage work these factors combined and saw trade for all classes ease on the good rates seen in recent weeks.

With all classes cheaper the best end of cattle still sold well and the bigger bullocks rang the bell on three occasions for Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley who sold three Limousin cross bullocks in quick succession at 22 months to realise £1550, £1520 and £1510. Ian Thornton,  Hay-a-Park, Knaresborough sold the dearest Charolais on the day at £1510 whilst the top ranking heifer was a pure bred Charolais from noted pedigree breeders Messrs Campbell, Thrunton who hit £1410 with a big white lady at 17 months of age.

On this the special day for native breed cattle the class was topped twice at £1390, first by an outstanding Angus cross bullock from regular consignor of the sought after black breed Dennis Burn, Aydonshields, Hexham, and then again by Geoff Roddam, Blackcarts for a similarly well-bred bullock. Messrs Burn peaked the Angus heifer trade at £1360 and Messrs Hall, New Houses, Hallington hit £1310 with the best of their heifer offering. Noteworthy also was the 14 month old Angus bullock from Robin Shield, Wheat Hall that similarly scaled to £1300 at such a young age.

The yearling classes were also dominated by native cattle and saw Messrs Campbell of Thrunton hit £1120 with a 12 month old Angus steer which was replicated by John Nevin, Parkside who reached the same figure.

A smart run of Limousin cross heifers just over a year old sold well for Nicky & Ian Robinson, Boghall who peaked at £1200 and averaged £1078 for five with the majority being purchased to make suckler cows North of The Border.

Grazing cattle sold well and a hefty run of eighty cattle were brought from Fram Hill Farms by owner Peter Sutherland who peaked at £1080 for a pen of Charolais cross steers with potential and saw his 54 bullocks average £905 in perfect order for the grass.

Cattle of all classes are required to fill demand from now on as grass begins to emerge and the traditional May prize show and sales of grazing cattle approach at Hexham. Kindly contact our auctioneers to discuss your own marketing requirements.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Limousin steers - £1180 White House Matfen

Longhorn steers - £1060 & £970 (x2) Hay A Park

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1510, £1470 & £1440 Hay A Park, £1360 Satley

Charolais x heifers – £1410 Thrunton

Limousin x steers – £1550, £1520, £1510 & £1480 Paxton Dene, £1425, £1370 & £1360 Hay A Park, £1350 Luns House, £1325 White House Matfen, £1300 Luns House, £1290 & £1255 Old Deanham, £1240 Hay A Park, £1210 Luns House, £1200 Hay A Park, £1190 Old Deanham, £1065 Ingoe Low Hall

Limousin x heifers - £1160 Old Deanham, £1150 Bingfield Combe, £1085 Lowfield

British Blue x steers – £1230 & £1170 White House Matfen

British Blue x heifers - £1165 Houghall

Simmental x steers - £1410, £1360 & £1190 Hay A Park, £1185 & £1160 Stoop Rigg, £1140 Hay A Park, £1120 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £1165 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers - £1390 Aydonshields & Blackcarts, £1280 White House Matfen, £1100 Hallington New Houses

Angus x heifers – £1360 Aydonshields, £1295 & £1245 Elilaw, £1240 Hallington New Houses, £1225 & £1215 Elilaw, £1210 Aydonshields, £1190 & £1165 (x2) Elilaw, £1130 Aydonshields, £1060 Hallington New Houses, £1050 Snape Farm, £1000 Elilaw, £990 Hallington New Houses

South Devon steers - £1200 Bingfield Combe

Luing steers - £1265, £1260, £1210, £1150 & £1110 (x3) Blackcarts

Belted Galloway steers - £800 West Field

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1400 Satley

Charolais x heifers – £1380, £1360, £1335, £1240 & £1220 Thrunton

Limousin x steers – £1460 Paxton Dene, £1400 & £1360 Nunwick, £1340 Luns House, £1320 Nunwick & White House Matfen, £1310 (x2) Nunwick, £1300 Old Deanham, £1290 Old Deanham & White House Matfen, £1285 Nunwick, £1280 Old Deanham & White House Matfen, £1250 Old Deanham, £1230 White House Matfen, £1185 Old Deanham, £1180 & £1170 Ingoe Low Hall, £1145 Old Deanham, £1140 Town Farm, £1130 White House Burnhope, £1080 Old Deanham

Limousin x heifers – £1170 Bingfield Combe, £1135 Ingoe Low Hall, £1120 Old Deanham, £1070 Old Deanham, £1060 Ingoe Low Hall, £1045 White House Burnhope, £1020 Lowfield

British Blue x steers - £1400 Nunwick, £1235 Old Deanham & Hay A Park, £1105 Houghall, £1095 Stotsfold, £1050 & £1010 Houghall

British Blue x heifers - £1020 Old Deanham, £990 Houghall

Simmental x steers – £1470 Satley, £1190 (x2) & £1045 Stoop Rigg

Simmental x heifers – £970 Stoop Rigg

Angus x steers -£1300 Wheat Hall, £1285 Stoop Rigg, £1190 Kiln Hill, £1170, £1160, £1155, £1125 & £1100 Ravensworth Grange

Angus x heifers – £1310 Hallington New Houses, £1170 Ravensworth Grange, £1005 Stoop Rigg

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1050 & £1040 Gallaw Hill

Luing steers - £1130 Hay A Park

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1140 Wheat Hall, £1080 & £1060 Fram Hill, £1055 Wheat Hall, £1040 Wheat Hall & Town Farm, £1015 Woodlands Place, £1010 East House, £1010 Fram Hill (x3) & Wheat Hall (x2), £1000 Cooper House, £995 East House

Charolais x heifers - £1200 Thrunton, £1105, £1090, £1005, £970, £960, £955, £945 & £935 Wheat Hall

Limousin x steers – £1195 Lee Hall, £1115 Stotsfold, £1100 Town Farm & Burntongues, £1095 Stotsfold, £1075 Town Farm, £1070 Stotsfold, £1060 Town Farm, £1050 Lee Hall, Town Farm, Bog Hall & Burntongues, £1030 Lee Hall & Chirdon, £1020 Stotsfold, £1015 Lee Hall & Lowfield, £1010 White House Eastgate, £1005 Woodlands Place, £1000 East Butsfield, Lee Hall, Woodlands Place, Stotsfold & High Alderheads

Limousin x heifers – £1200 Bog Hall, £1120 Burntongues, £1100 Bog Hall, £1035 Lowfield, £1020 Bog Hall, £1000 Stotsfold, £995 Wheat Hall, £970 Burntongues, £965 White House Eastgate

British Blue x steers – £1160, £1025 & £1020 White House Slaley, £1000 Cooper House, £980 White House Slaley

British Blue x heifers – £1110 White House Slaley, £1015 Wheat Hall, £990 White House Slaley

Simmental x steers – £1120 & £940 Hartley West

Simmental x heifers - £960 Low Bishopton

Angus x steers – £1265 Kiln Hill, £1230 Colwell Demesne, £1210 Byreside, £1205 & £1185 Tursdale House, £1135 & £1130 Lee Hal, £1125 Parkside, £1115 Colwell Demesne, £1100 Byreside, Tursdale House & East Butsfield, £1090 Snape Farm, Parkside & Byreside, £1055 & £1035 Fram Hill, £1030 Colwell Demesne, £1025 Tursdale House

Angus x heifers – £1090 & £975 East Butsfield

Shorthorn steers - £900 East House

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1080 (x2) & £900 Frankstown

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1080 & £985 Wheat Hall

Limousin x steers – £1050, £1040 (x2), £1030 & £970 Whiteside Haltwhistle

Limousin x heifers – £1020 Bog Hall

Angus x steers – £1120 Thrunton & Parkside, £1105 & £1090 Parkside

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 1019 Store Hoggs and Cast Ewes. Also incorporated into today’s sale was the opening sale of Ewes with Lambs at Foot.

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

A small gathering of ewes with lambs at foot being full of quality.

Topping the sale at £188 was a penful of Beltex x ewes with twin lambs at foot being consigned by M/s C Everitt, Jolly Body, Bishop Auckland.

Topping per life was a pen of Texel x shearlings with single lambs realising £85 per life.

Many more outfits are required to fulfill customer demand as plenty of potential purchasers left the ring empty handed.

Please contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297 for further enquiries.

Texel x - £170, £156 & £152 Haggate

Beltex x - £188, £165 & £158 Jolly Body

Cast Ewes

A very mixed show of geld ewes forward being similar on the week.

Texel – £98 Grange Farm

Texel x – £124 High Town, £122 East Farm, £116 High Town, £112 Peel Flatt, East Farm (x2), The Lee & Black Callerton, £111 Throstle Nest, £110 Grange House, £108 Grange House & Grange Farm, £107 Mickley Moor, £106 High Town

Suffolk x – £114 Woodlands Place, £113 Glendale, £110 Throstle Nest, £104 Springwell

Beltex x - £90 Linacres

Leicester - £116 High Town

Ryeland - £78 Peel Flatt

Mule – £100 East Farm, £93 Black Callerton

Blackface – £70 East Farm

Swaledale – £62 The Shield, £60 High Town

Jacob - £60 Grange House

Herdwick - £50 Roddymoor

Crossbred - £104 Cooper House, £90 Grange House

Store Hoggs

All classes remain very good to cash and should be sold now while the market is buoyant, Topping at £132 for a pen of Texel hoggs consigned by M/s AG&D Bissett, Middle Dukesfield, Hexham.

Please contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297

Texel x – £132 Middle Dukesfield, £124 Midgeholme, £118 Middle Dukesfield, £117 Salmonswell, £116 Midgeholme, £114 Midgeholme & Willimoteswick, £112 Peel Flatt, £111 High Yarridge, £110 Middle Dukesfield, £108 Blackburn & Cowden, £105 Townshields

Dutch Texel x - £80 Midgeholme

Suffolk x – £98 Stewartshields Meadows

Leicester - £105 Middle Dukesfield

Ryeland - £56 Peel Flatt

Cheviot x - £88 Featherwood

Mule – £85 High Yarridge

Swaledale - £64 Stewartshields Meadows

Crossbred – £88 High Yarridge, £86 Blackburn

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 17th April 2018

Cattle

OTM

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Geld Cows. A very smart entry of cows selling to a fast trade.

Topping at 195.5ppk for a shapely British Blue cow consigned by noted vendors M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm. Topping per head was a Limousin x cow consigned by another noted producer M/s F&R Simpson, Square House realising £1648.65.

Please contact our Auctioneers on 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297 for further details.

British Blue – 195.5p Glebe Farm, 155.5p The Fawns

Limousin – 194.5p Glebe Farm, 189.5p & 183.5p Square House, 177.5p Burntongues, 165.5p The Fawns, 159.5p Burntongues, 157.5p Square House

Hereford – 149.5p High Warden

Luing – 149.5p Blackcarts

Limousin – £1648.65 & £1644.16 Square House, £1643.53 Glebe Farm, £1409.35 & £1314.28 Burntongues, £1178.10 Square House, £1072.44 The Fawns, £1051.83 Kingswood

British Blue - £1644.16 Glebe Farm, £1151.43 Harlow Bower, £1037.19 The Fawns

Simmental - £1114.87 Hartley West

Angus – £1070.41 Settlingstones

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

In line with national trends hoggs cheaper today.

Top price per head £119 for Texel x from M/s Dinning, Watch Currock.

Top price per kilo 247.6p for Texel x from M/s Heptonstall Farms, Hilltop, Brearton.

Texel x – £119 Watch Currock, £116 Hilltop Farm, £114 Hilltop Farm & Watch Currock, £112 Dalton Hill Head & Watch Currock, £111 Hilltop Farm, £110 Watch Currock, £108 Comb Hills, £107 Hilltop Farm, £106 Low Staples, £105.50, £105 & £104 (x2) Hilltop Farm, £103 Watch Currock, £100 Comb Hills & Low Burradon (x2)

247.6p, 245.4p, 244.2p & 241.9p Hilltop Farm, 238.3p Watch Currock, 237.8p, 237.5p & 231.3p Hilltop Farm, 224p Dalton Hill Head, 223.1p Hilltop Farm, 217.8p Dalton Hill Head, 215.7p & 215.1p Watch Currock, 215p & 214.3p Dalton Hill Head, 211.4p Low Burradon, 208.8p Watch Currock, 208.3p & 207.3p Low Burradon, 206p & 205.1p Watch Currock, 200p Cowden Burn, Dalton Hill Head & Watch Currock

Suffolk x – £110 (x2) & £104 Hilltop Farm

229.2p (x2) & 226.1p Hilltop Farm

Charollais x - £111 & 231.3p Hilltop Farm

Vendeen x - £110 & 215.7p Dalton Hill Head

Leicester - £108 & 174.2p Cowden Burn

Cheviot x- £109 & 227.1p Hilltop Farm

Mule –£113 Hilltop Farm, £81 Hotbank

230.6p Hilltop Farm, 176.1p Hotbank

Blackface - £99 Hotbank, £93 & £89 Cowden Burn

179.6p Hotbank, 163.2p Cowden Burn

Prime Lambs

First draw of Prime Lambs of the season sold well from M/s Bell, Woodhall, Bardon Mill.

Suffolk x - £125 & £115 Woodhall

319.4p & 312.5p Woodhall

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£102 & £85 Low Burradon

Vendeen x - £68 Low Staples

Leicester – £76 Kingswood

Blackface – £57 Hotbank

Swaledale - £50 Kingswood

Store & Breeding Cattle & Store Sheep | Friday 13th April 2018

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly store sale offered a catalogued entry of 419 store cattle and suckled calves. A mixed entry was forward with the best in each class selling to a marginally increased trade on the week with the younger types seeing the biggest lift.

The sale peaked at £1470 on two occasions; the first early in the sale was a Simmental cross bullock at 20 months, the second, later in the day was a Charolais heifer at 14 months and both were consigned by regular renowned customers from The Land of The Prince Bishops; County Durham.

The big powerful bullock came from Weekly consignors Messrs Walker Bros, Satley whilst the heifer, displaying shape more usually associated with other continental breeds was brought forward by Andrew Moralee, Lowfield, Willington. Limousin Steers peaked at £1460 from Ian Scott & Sons, Corneyside, Matfen whilst Blondes hit £1440 from Philip Walker & Sons, Houselope Grange, Tow Law. Simmental heifers topped at £1390 for a smart red and white lady which would easily suit a breeding or feeding destiny and led the run from David Watson, Langley West House.

As is typical currently younger classes were in sharp demand and values looked improved on the week, yearling bullock trade was dominated by a super run from Geoff Hubbuck, Rising Sun, Hexham who saw his first two lots into the ring cash for £1320 and his packet of seventeen well-bred sorts average £1110 per head.

Once again Robin Shield, Wheat Hall dominated the yearling heifer trade with a smart run of Charolais crosses that peaked at £1220 for a hefty pair with another duo selling at £1120. Limousin’s in the same class peaked at £1150 from Messrs Watson, Bothal Park, Morpeth.

The youngest class; those at ten months and under looked dearer still and leading the trade in this section were father and son John & Fenick Mews, Glendue, Hexham with a tremendously shapely run of Blue cross calves displaying the shape and scope for which the breed is famed. Their well-bred steers at 9 and 10 months of age peaked at £1135 and averaged a deserved £1017 throughout.

With Spring surely just around the corner and grass about to burst forth the auctioneers at Hexham are actively seeking store cattle of all classes. Please contact our team on 01434 605444 to discuss how to best maximise the return from the sale of cattle through the ring at Hexham.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1470 Lowfield

Limousin x steers – £1460 Corneyside, £1390 Luns House, £1370 Corneyside, £1360 Berwick Hill, £1350 Berwick Hill & Milbourne High House, £1340 & £1335 Blackburn, £1170 & £1130 Rennys Barn

Limousin x heifers - £1300 Milbourne High House, £1260 Corneyside, £1245 & £1165 Milbourne High House, £1030 Wingates Wholme, £1010 Corneyside & High Warden

British Blue x steers – £1040 High Warden

Simmental x steers - £1350 & £1340 Satley

Simmental x heifers – £1390 & £1170 Langley West

Angus x heifers – £1090 Dalton Hill Head

Shorthorn steers - £1300 High Warden

Stabiliser x steers - £1230 Wingates Wholme

Welsh Black heifers - £1070 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1140 High Warden, £1100 & £1080 Berwick Hill

Charolais x heifers – £1160, £1145 & £1070 Little Swinburne

Limousin x steers – £1380 Luns House, £1360 Corneyside, £1350 & £1330 Blackburn, £1320 & £1250 Luns House, £1195 Berwick Hill, £1185 White House Matfen, £1130 East Butsfield, £1105 Berwick Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1275 & £1250 White House Matfen, £1240, Corneyside, £1185 High Warden, £1170 Corneyside, £1160 White House Matfen, £1030 Wingates Wholme, £1010 White House Matfen

Blonde x heifers – £1285 & £1225 Houselope Grange

British Blue x heifers - £1105 Houghall College, £1095 & £1080 White House Matfen, £1075 & £1010 Houghall College

Simmental x steers – £1470 & £1440 Satley, £1285 & £1110 Dalton Hill Head, £1100 High Warden

Angus x steers -£1040 High Warden

Welsh Black steers – £1020 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1060 East Butsfield, £1000 Lowfield, £945 Throp Hill

Charolais x heifers - £1220 & £1120 Wheat Hall, £1100 Lowfield & East Wharmley, £1050 East Wharmley, £1005 Wheat Hall, £990 Lowfield, £980 Wheat Hall

Limousin x steers – £1320 (x2) Rising Sun, £1265 Low Middleton, £1190 (x2) Rising Sun, £1185 Low Middleton, £1180 Rising Sun, £1170 & £1150 Bothal Park, £1145 & £1140 Rising Sun, £1130 Langley West & Rising Sun, £1110 & £1105 Bothal Park, £1100 (x2) East Butsfield, £1090 Low Middleton, £1080 Blakelaw, £1075 Lowfield & Nettlesworth, £1070 Bothal Park, Rising Sun & East Butsfield

Limousin x heifers – £1150 Bothal Park, £1120 Low Middleton, £1095 & £1040 Bothal Park, £1010 Low Middleton, £960 Lowfield

Blonde x steers – £1440 & £1110 Houselope Grange

British Blue x steers – £1070, £1060, £1035, £1010 & £980 Glendue

British Blue x heifers – £1060 North Cocklake

Simmental x steers – £1040 East Loanend, £1015 Low Bishopton & East Loanend

Simmental x heifers - £1095 East Wharmley

Angus x steers – £1100, £1040 & £930 East Butsfield

Angus x heifers – £1010 & £990 East Butsfield

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1080 & £1040 Blakelaw

Limousin x steers – £1065 Low Middleton

British Blue x steers – £1135 & £1105 Glendue

Breeding Cattle

Bulling Heifers

Angus - £1180 & £1160 Nampara

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 1024 Cast Ewes and Store Hoggs.

Cast Ewes

All classes maintaining high rates being very easily sold. More are required to fulfill demand on a weekly basis.  Please contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297

Texel – £140 Townfoot Woodburn, £128 Dukesfield Hall &West Heddon

Texel x – £130 Dukesfield Hall, £128 West Heddon, £120 Wydon, £118 East House, £116 Rowley, £112 West Heddon & Thornbrough, £110 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £146 East Knitsley, £140 Rowley, £134 East House, £132 Rowley

Leicester - £90 West Biggens

Cheviot - £120 Barrasford Green

Mule – £101 Snabdough & West Biggens, £100 Rowley & Snabdough, £98 White House Matfen

Swaledale – £77 West Biggens

Crossbred - £110 Satley, £88 Steel Hall (x2)

Store Hoggs

Another mixed show of hoggs with all classes realising a very brisk trade. Topping at £152 for a pen of Texel x hoggs consigned by M/s BA & AM Storrow & Sons, Willimoteswick.  Please contact our Auctioneers for enquiries.

**Please note the Opening Sale of Ewes and Hoggs with Lambs at Foot on Friday 20th April 2018**

Texel x – £152 & £134 Willimoteswick, £128 Linacres, £124 Willimoteswick (x2) & Folly House, £122 Willimoteswick, £120 Townfoot Woodburn, £119 Linacres, £118 Willimoteswick (x2), Midgeholme & East Knitsley, £117, £115 & £113 Linacres, £112 & £109 Willimoteswick, £105 East House, £104 Kimmerston, £102 East Knitsley, £100 Haggate

Suffolk x – £98 High Yarridge

Lleyn - £78 Middle Heugh

Cheviot x - £66 Featherwood & Gairshield

Mule – £91 & £84 High Yarridge

Blackface – £79 Featherwood

Swaledale - £46 Low Huntwell, £44 Rattenraw

Crossbred – £76 Low Huntwell, £73 West Biggens

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 10th April 2018

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A small gathering of clean cattle sold to the same competitive ring of purchasers ensuring all classes sold to vendor advantage.

Topping at 225.5ppk and £1432.41. Please contact John Walton for further enquiries.

Charolais Heifers – 225.5p (x2), 218.5p & 211.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers – 209.5p West Shields

Angus Heifers – £1432.41 & £1280.05 West Shields

Charolais Heifers – £1350.75, £1307.90, £1286.97 & £1262.66 Flotterton

OTM

Cows easily maintaining recent high rates with more required to fulfil demand.

Topping at 197.5ppk and £1335.10. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 37738406297 for further enquiries.

Angus – 197.5p & 171.5p West Shields

Limousin – 177.5p East Butsfield, 159.5p Tarset Hall, 151.5p & 140.5p Lee Hall

Simmental – 158.5p, 152.5p & 150.5p High Wooley, 147.5p Bavington Hill Head, 142.5p Lunns House

British Blue – 140.5p Lee Hall & Bavington Hill Head

Angus – £1335.10 & £1059.87 West Shields

British Blue - £1208.30 Lee Hall, £1131.55 Lunns House, £1064.99 Bavington Hill Head

Limousin – £1189.25 East Butsfield, £1165.95 Tarset Hall, £1112.01 Lee Hall, £1080.30 Pry Hill, £1004.58 Lee Hall

Simmental - £1149.85 & £1145.96 High Wooley, £1101.83 Bavington Hill Head, £1023.15 Lunns House

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

A small entry of prime hoggs met a fast trade.

Top price per head, £162 for Charolais x from M/s Tomlinson, Sunniside, Knitsley.

Top price per kilo, 334.1p for Texel x from M/s Heptonstall Farms, Hilltop, Brearton.

Texel x – £147, £146 & £141 Hilltop Farm, £140 Sunniside, £134 Hilltop Farm, £133 Wallish Walls, £132, £130 & £128 Hilltop Farm, £127 Wallish Walls & West Shields (x2), £126 (x2) & £125 (x2) Hilltop Farm, £124 Sunniside, £120 West Shields, £114 Wallish Walls & West Shields, £111.50 Aydonshields, £111 Hilltop Farm, £109 & £104 Wallish Walls, £102 Aydonshields

334.1p, 320.5p, 320p, 307p, 304.6p, 304.2p, 302.3p, 300p & 297.6p Hilltop Farm, 295.2p Sunniside, 286.4p & 285.3p Hilltop Farm, 278.1p Wallish Walls, 277.8p Hilltop, 272.5p Wallish Walls, 269.2p Sunniside, 264.6p Wallish Walls, 264.3p Hilltop, 257.1p Wallish Walls, 255.3p West Shields & Hilltop, 250.9p Wallish Walls, 247.8p West Shields

Suffolk x – £145 & £136 Hilltop Farm

302.2p & 290p Hilltop Farm

Charollais x - £162, £146, £139 & £112 Sunniside

294.6p, 265.5p, 262.3p & 260.5p Sunniside

Mule – £128 & 278.3p Hilltop

Blackface - £109 & 187.9p Hotbank

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£92 & £75 West Shields

Mule – £80 & £68 West Shields

Blackface – £70 Hotbank

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 6th April 2018

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their first sale in the month of April offered a sound catalogue of 628 head of store cattle and all classes were markedly dearer than the previous sale held two weeks ago prior to the annual good Friday hiatus.

Coming forward with a super run of strong bullocks from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire was Ian Thornton, Hay-a-Park who topped the sale with the leading trio of prices, all Limousin cross steers, all at 22-23 months of age and selling at £1490, £1470 and £1465 to an eager ringside of buyers for such forward sorts.

A great many cattle sold in excess of £1400 per head and these included a number of high priced Angus beast. Messrs Burn, Aydonshields, Hexham and Messrs Snaith, Great Tosson, Rothbury both sold angus steers to £1445 whilst the latter sold a fantastic run of no fewer than forty steers, all by pedigree black bulls to average £1109 at 14-16 months of age.

Heifers also saw a lift in trade with buyers keen for all types and vendors with the better offerings receiving particular attention from both high-end finishers and butcher customers that were stood at the ringside. The leading heifer on the day was a superb Blue cross lady from Johnny Moralee, Hard Riding that changed hands at £1440 at only 16 months of age. This was followed by another Blue cross from Father & Daughter Graham & Abbey Kellett, Errington Farm at £1400 which led their smart run of 9 heifers at 15-18 months that averaged £1201.  Limousins peaked at £1370 for a smart and thick heifer from Messrs Robson, Stoney Flats, Stockton on Tees who saw their 15 well-bred Limmy and charolais offerings at 12-16 months average £1171 per head.  Simmentals also featured in the upper echelons on the day and a great run of red and white sorts were brought out by Graham Willey, Broomfield, Chopwell who sold to a worthy top of £1300 and averaged £1196 for seven weight making females.

Trade in the middle age bracket was dominated by a grand run of thirty cattle from Robin Shield, Wheat Hall, Sunderland who saw his best Charolais cross steers at 12 months realise £1425 and £1400 whilst Simmentals from the same home sold to £1280 and £1225. Heifers in this bracket sold to £1190 amongst other high values from noted local pedigree Limousin breeders Messrs Suddes, South Farm, Cornsay, Co Durham.

The youngest class, those at ten months and under, saw numbers fall short of requirements and charolais steers peak at £1260 from Wheat Hall, Limousins at £1115 from Messrs Walton, Farnbury, Alston and heifers by the same bulls cash at £995, also from Wheat Hall and £900 from Messrs Lee, Agars Hill respectively.

As a cold, wet, white and miserable Winter hopefully makes way for a more spring like period purchasers are actively looking for cattle for turnout round the ringside at Hexham and the auctioneers urge producers across the North of England & Scottish Borders to contact the mart offices where the team will be delighted to advise when best to market cattle to greatest advantage.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1300 Hallington New Houses

Limousin x steers – £1490, £1470, £1465 & £1410 Hay A Park, £1400 Ingoe Low Hall & Hay A Park, £1380 Hay A Park, £1370 High House, £1365 Lunns House, £1355 Hay A Park & Lunns House, £1350 High House, £1320 Lunns House, £1310 Hay A Park, £1305 Ingoe Low Hall, £1300 Lunns House, £1250 Hay A Park, £1225 Ingoe Low Hall, £1210 Bingfield Combe, £1190 South Kirkheaton, £1190 South Kirkheaton, £1180 Hay A Park, £1160 Low Horton, £1105 Berwick Hill, £1085 Nettlesworth, £1050 Hay A Park

Limousin x heifers - £1350 Hollin Close, £1220 South Kirkheaton, £1185 Hedley Park, £1160 South Kirkheaton, £1130 High House, £1120 Bingfield Combe, £1110 & £1090 South Kirkheaton, £1080 Ingoe Low Hall, £1040 Berwick Hill & Ewesley, £1015 Ewesley

Blonde x steers – £1100 Whiskershiel

Blonde x heifers – £1035 Whiskershiel

British Blue x steers – £1400 Hay A Park

British Blue x heifers - £1240, £1190 & £1135 Errington

Simmental x steers - £1300 Hay A Park, £1200 Berwick Hill

Simmental x heifers – £1300, £1280 & £1200 Broomfield

Angus x steers - £1445 Great Tosson, £1400 Blackcarts, £1400 East Butsfield, £1390, £1360, £1355 & £1270 Blackcarts, £1240 Hay A Park

Angus x heifers – £1130 Broomfield

Longhorn x heifers - £990 Broomfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1380 & £1290 Low Staples, £1280 Low Staples & Hallington New Houses (x2), £1240 Berwick Hill, £1155 East Fourstones

Charolais x heifers – £1260 (x2) & £1240 Stoney Flatt, £1170 Hallington New Houses, £1120 Errington, £1060 Stoney Flatt, £990 Ewesley

Limousin x steers – £1460, £1420 & £1365 Blackburn, £1330 Aydonshields & Low Hall, £1305 Cheviot, £1285 Berwick Hill, £1260 Low Hall, £1240 Blackburn, £1230 & £1205 Low Hall, £1100 Berwick Hill, £1090 South Kirkheaton, £1050 Cheviot, £985 Allendale Farm

Limousin x heifers – £1330 High House, £1325 Hollin Close, £1205 Little Swinburne, £1190 Low Hall, £1180 Errington, £1150 Little Swinburne, £1135 Nettlesworth, £1090 Raggetsyke, £1015 Little Swinburne, £1005 Low Hall & Little Swinburne, £980 Berwick Hill

Blonde x steers – £1080 Whiskershiel

Blonde x heifers – £1005 Whiskershiel

British Blue x steers - £1300 Aydonshields, £940 Camphill

British Blue x heifers - £1440 Hard Riding, £1260 & £1230 Errington, £1200 Hard Riding (x2), £1115 Little Swinburne, £1090 Hard Riding, £980 Camphill

Simmental x steers – £1230 Berwick Hill, £1125 Broomfield £1180 & £1160 Broomfield

Angus x steers -£1445 Aydonshields, £1410 Blackcarts, £1360 Great Tosson, £1210 Berwick Hill, £1170, £1165, £1140, £1110 (x2), £1085, £1010 & £1000 Great Tosson

Angus x heifers – £1190 Great Tosson, £1120 New Houses, £1025 Great Tosson

South Devon x heifers - £1110 Bingfield Combe

Hereford steers -£1090 & £1010 Lowfield

Luing steers - £1290 Hay A Park

Longhorn x heifers - £960 Broomfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1425, £1400 & £1355 Wheat Hall, £1120 White House Birtley, £1105 Blakelaw, £1075 White House Birtley, £1055 Blakelaw, £1040 White House Birtley, Blakelaw & Lowfield (x2), £1000 Errington, £980 White House Birtley

Charolais x heifers - £1170 Stoney Flatt, £1140 & £1110 (x2) Wheat Hall, £1050 White House Birtley, £1000 Wheat Hall, £980 Stoney Flatt

Limousin x steers – £1230 & £1185 Tanfield Leith, £1160 Greyside & Low Horton, £1155 (x2) & £1145 Greyside, £1140 Intake Farm, £1135 Salmonswell, £1130 Intake Farm, £1120 Nettlesworth & Greyside, £1110 Windy Hill, £1100 Greyside (x2) & Windy Hill, £1095 Windy Hill, £1090 Greyside & Windy Hill, £1080 Camphill, £1070 Agars Hill, £1060 Windy Hill & Salmonswell, £1040 Greyside, £1030 Farnbury & Lowfield, £1020 Agars Hill, £995 Hole Farm & Low Horton

Limousin x heifers – £1370 Stoney Flatt, £1190 Stoney Flatt & South Cornsay, £1170 Stoney Flatt, £1155 South Cornsay, £1150 Greyside & South Cornsay, £1125 Stoney Flatt, £1120 South Cornsay, £1110 Raggetsyke, South Cornsay & Tanfield Leith, £1105 Greyside, £1100 Tanfield Leith, £1085 Town Farm, £1080 Agars Hill, £1040 Salmonswell (x2), £1035 Low Horton, £1030 Mains Rigg, £1000 Windy Hill, £995 Stoney Flatt, £980 Town Farm & Greyside

British Blue x steers – £1010 North Cocklake, £985 Camphill, £950 North Cocklake & Windy Hill

British Blue x heifers – £1400 Errington, £1115 Little Swinburne, £1110 Hard Riding, £1055 Errington, £1030 Hard Riding

Simmental x steers – £1280 & £1225 Wheat Hall

Simmental x heifers - £1130 Greyside

Angus x steers – £1140 Great Tosson, £1070 Great Tosson & East Butsfield, £1060 East Butsfield, £1050 Hedley Park, £1040 East Butsfield, £1010 Hedley Park, £1000 Great Tosson

Shorthorn steers – £970 Wheat Hall

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1050 Hedley Park

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1260, £1060 & £1050 Wheat Hall, £985 Blakelaw, £980 Wheat Hall

Charolais x heifers - £995 Wheat Hall

Limousin x steers – £1115 & £1000 Farnbury

Limousin x heifers – £900 Agars Hill

British Blue x steers – £970 Blakelaw

Angus x steers – £905 Blackcleugh

Store Sheep

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 1507 Store Hoggs and Cast Ewes.

Cast Ewes

A plain show of ewes forward, topping at £144 for a good Texel x Ewe consigned by M/s DW Barber, Ravenside, Heddon.

Texel – £130 Bog Hall

Texel x – £144 & £134 Ravenside, £130 Gallowhill, £120 Lodge Farm & Thornbrough Buildings

Suffolk - £60 Haining Head

Suffolk x – £134 Bankfoot

Beltex - £130 Bog Hall

Leicester - £132 Farneyshield, £126 Bog Hall

Mule – £123 Gallowhill, £120 Ravenside

Blackface – £80 Blakehope, £74 High Green

Swaledale – £68 Blakelaw

Crossbred - £130 Bog Hall, £112 Millfield Demesne

Store Hoggs

A very mixed show of hoggs sold to extreme rates. Topping at £136 firstly for a strong pair of Texel x hoggs consigned by Mr A Ogle, Comb Hills and secondly for another pen of Texel x hoggs consigned by M/s Gordon Square Services, Fir Tree Farm.  Many more could be sold to vendor advantage.  Please don’t hesitate to contact John Walton 07738406297 or 01434 605444 foe enquiries.

Texel - £124 Comb Hills

Texel x – £136 Comb Hills & Fir Tree Farm, £122 Swan Farm & Ravenside, £120 Greyside, £116 Fram Hill, £115 Camphill, £106 & £105 Swan Farm, £103 Bankfoot, £100 Fram Hill

Suffolk x – £130 & £102 Bankfoot, £100 Fram Hill

Leicester (Av £101.14) - £106 High Lane House

Cheviot x - £82 Longlea

Mule – £105 Farneyshield, £103 & £100 Camphill

Blackface – £88 Birtleyshield, £81 Camphill, £80 Blakehope

Swaledale - £80 Longlea

Crossbred – £109 & £98 Pilmuir

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Cattle

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

Prime Cattle

Handy weight Heifers selling well, topping at 214.5ppk & £1312 for a Charolais x heifer consigned by M/s FT Walton, Flotterton.

Charolais Heifers – 214.5 & 211.5 Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1312.74, £1307.07 & £1301.69 Flotterton

OTM

A small show of cows forward due to the adverse weather conditions. Topping at 159.5ppk for a meated cow consigned by M/s G Roddam & Ptns, Blackcarts Farm.  Many more cows are required by purchaser demand on a weekly basis.  Please contact John Walton 07738406297 for enquiries.

Luing – 159.5p, 148.5p, 144.5p & 143.5p Blackcarts

Angus – 152.5p & 144.5p Blackcarts

Simmental – 149.5p Intake

Limousin – £1307.85 Stotsfold

Luing - £1180.58, £1154.78 & £1064.77Blackcarts

Angus – £1111.73 & £997.05 Blackcarts

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

Due to the bad weather conditions over the Easter period a small number of hoggs were forward. The overall average was considerably dearer on the week.

Top price of the sale £129 for Texel x Hoggs from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn.

Top price per kilo, also for Texel x, also from Geoff Ogle, the same consignor at 279.1p

Texel x – £129 & £128 Blackburn, £125 Blackburn & Armond Carr, £124 Blackburn & Dalton Hill Head, £120 & £117.50 Blackburn, £117 Armond Carr & Dalton Hill Head, £116 (x2) & £113 Blackburn, £112 Low Staples & Dalton Hill Head, £109 Blackburn, £108 Allenheads Farm, £102 Low Staples, £100 Allenheads Farm & Low Staples, £98 Low Staples

279.1p & 276.2p Blackburn, 272.1p Dalton Hill Head, 269.8p, 267.1p & 259.5p Blackburn, 251.2p Allenheads Farm, 250p Armond Carr (x2), 243.9p Allenheads Farm, 243.1p Blackburn, 242.9p Low Staples, 240.4p & 235.4p Blackburn, 234p Armond Carr & Dalton Hill Head, 233.3p Dalton Hill Head & Low Staples, 226.3p Blackburn, 211.3p Low Staples, 209.3p & 209.1p Allenheads Farm, 206.5p Blackburn

Suffolk x – £93 & £88 Allenheads Farm

206.7p & 204.7p Allenheads Farm

Charollais x - £118 & £107 Dalton Hill Head, £100 Blackburn

243.2p & 222.6p Dalton Hill Head, 222.2p Blackburn

Hampshire x - £114 Low Staples, £105 Dalton Hill Head

210p Dalton Hill Head, 200p Low Staples

Swaledale - £80 & 205.1p Allenheads Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x£92, £79 & £74 West Shaftoe

Leicester – £110 Hotbank

Zwartble – £110 & £105 Wallridge Cottage

Mule - £64 West Shaftoe

Blackface – £39 Hotbank