Scots Gap Prime Stock | Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Scots Gap Mart sold 304 Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep at their weekly sale. All classes once again dearer on the week and considerably better than seen earlier the same week.
Lambs averaged £75.17 for 42kg with an SQQ figure of 182.4ppkg
Trade topped at £90 for a heavy Texel cross lamb from Austin & Jeremy Dodds, High House, Milbourne whilst Adam & Dan Thompson, The Fawns, peeked at 194.9ppkg.
Cast sheep sold to £103 and £99 for Texel Ewes also from High House, with Rams to £97 from Peter Charleton, Little Harle.
Texel x – £90 High House, £81 Dykehead, £80 (x2) & £79 High House, £78 Rugley Walls, £77 Dykehead, Black Callerton & The Fawns, £76 The Fawns, £75 Black Callerton & The Fawns
194.9p The Fawns, 192.5p Dykehead & The Fawns, 192.3p The Fawns, 190.5p High House, 190.2p Rugley Walls, 187.5p & 183.8p Black Callerton, 166.7p Fairspring, 162.0p Dykehead
Mule - £80, £77.50 & £75.80 Pitland Hills
164.8p & 158.2p Pitland Hills
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel Ram - £97 & £87 Little Harle, £82 High House
Texel x - £103, £99 & £93High House, 89 & £88.50 The Fawns, £86 & £84 The Fawns (D Thompson), £82 Pitland Hills, £81 Little Harle, £80 Great Bavington, £79 The Fawns & Longwitton, £78 Great Bavington, £72.50 Longwitton
Suffolk x - £94 Pitland Hills, £84 Black Callerton, £68 Tuthill & Dene House
Mule – £77, £75 & £68 Tuthill, £67 Little Harle & Longwitton, £64.50 Black Callerton, £62.50 Great Bavington
Leicester Ram - £90 Little Harle
Lleyn - £75 Black Callerton
Blackface - £40 Little Harle
Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 24th November 2017
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale had forward a sound entry of 341 head of store cattle and suckled calves. With numbers now easing all classes looked a good trade on the day with buyers-a-plenty at the ringside. The leading price of the day was £1410 and was seen not once but twice, both times for cattle from County Durham. The first was a big Charolais steer at 20 months from Messrs Walker Bros, Satley who saw their seven steers average a noteworthy £1355 whilst the next lot; a pair, also Charolais crosses at the same age which also realised £1410 were sold by Messrs Tweddle, Springwell.
Messrs Walker also saw one of their Simmental bred steers at the same age reach £1400 whilst the dearest heifer on the day; A big upstanding Angus by a registered bull from Selby & Alan Robson, Yatesfield also hit the same figure. No fewer than 57 cattle, both steers and heifers exceeded £1200 per head and were testament to the stockmanship of the vendors that regularly present their cattle for sale through the Hexham store ring.
The mid-aged class of cattle; those in the 11-17 month bracket also sold well and saw both the steer and heifer trade dominated by Messrs Burn, Grange House, Stamfordham. Renowned for top quality stores the family took home £1340 for their best steer at 15 months of age and heifer sisters to this one came back at £1190 and £1180 also.
A small but choice entry of yearling and younger types continued to sell well at this centre and highlights included a super jet black Limousin yearling steer from Messrs Crozier, Raggetsyke, Dumfriesshire which rang the bell at £1200 and was followed by another of the same breed from Edward Thoburn, Pitland Hills at £1170.
With the entire sale returning an average of £995.15 for all cattle sold all categories looked a good trade on the day but especially well-bred heifers with shape and potential for growth obviously sought after by a number of specialist finishers.
The auctioneers would be delighted to discuss the marketing of any cattle which are yet to be traded and we would actively encourage breeders to contact our team who can advise how best and when to take advantage of these current levels.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1370 West Biggens, £1315 East White Hill, £1295 Kirkley March, £1110 Springwell
British Blue x heifers - £1080 Moorgair
Simmental x steers - £1230 Satley
Angus x steers - £1300 Springwell
Angus x heifers – £1400, £12*90 & £1250 Yatesfield
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1410 Satley & Springwell, £1390 Satley, £1360 & £1340 Hallington New Houses, £1235 Kirkley March, £1120 & £1080 (x2) The Raw, £1075 White House Birtley, £1050, £1040 & £1010 Redshaw
Charolais x heifers – £1355, £1340, £1315 & £1290 Hallington New Houses, £1200 Edlingham Newtown, £1180 Rare Dean, £1170 & £1165 Edlingham Newtown, £1150 The Raw, £1130 White House Birtley, £1120 Edlingham Newtown, £1110 The Raw, £1100 Rare Dean (x2) & The Raw (x2), £1090 White House Birtley, £1060 The Raw, £1025 Rare Dean, £965 Harewalls
Limousin x steers – £1385 & £1370 (x2) Lough Green, £1365 Lunns House, £1350 Kirkley March, £1340 Lunns House (x2), £1330 Lee Hall & Lough Green, £1310 Lough Green & Springwell, £1290 Lunns House, £1285 Lough Green, £1280 Lee Hall & Springwell, £1240 Lough Green, £1195 Rosehill, £1190 & £1180 Lee Hall, £1175 Kirkley March, £1160 Stotsfold, £1155 Wingates Wholme, £1150 Lee Hall, £1130 Kirkley March
Limousin x heifers – £1280 Comb Hills, £1170 Edlingham Newtown, £1140 Wingates Wholme, £1135 Lee Hall, £1125 Edlingham Newtown, £1100 Blackhalls, £1090 Wingates Wholme, £1085 Blackhalls, £1040 Lee Hall (x2), £1000 Wingates Wholme, £990 White House Birtley, £930 Glendue, £920 Glendue & Rosehill
British Blue x steers - £1240 Lee Hall
Simmental x steers – £1400, £1380 & £1340 (x2) Satley
Simmental x heifers – £1000 Intake
Angus x steers -£1350 Springwell, £1250 Lee Hall, £1210 Springwell, £1000, £980 & £960 Redshaw
Angus x heifers – £1140 (x2) High Barns, £1130 Yatesfield, £1080 & £1070 (x2) High Barns, £990 Yatesfield
Beef Shorthorn x heifers - £1060 & £940 Yatesfield
South Devon x steers - £1105, £1080 & £960 Newton Greens
Stabiliser x steers - £1170 Wingates Wholme
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1185, £1160 & £1110 Edlingham Newtown, £1110 Harewalls, £1095 Edlingham Newtown & Harewalls, £1090, £1045, £1025, £1000 & £970 (x2) Harewalls
Charolais x heifers - £1125 & £1110 Edlingham Newtown
Limousin x steers – £1340 Grange House, £1260 Stotsfold, £1220 & £1210 Grange House, £1200 Rosehill & Raggetsyke, £1190 Stotsfold, £1175 Comb Hills, £1170 Pitland Hills, £1120 Stotsfold, £1100 Lovelady Shield, £1065 East Wharmley, £1060 High Lovelady Shield, £1050 East Wharmley, £1035 High Lovelady Shield, £1020 White House Eastgate (x2), £1000 Pitland Hills, £940 White House Eastgate
Limousin x heifers – £1190 & £1180 Grange House, £1155 Comb Hills, £1100 White House Eastgate, £1070 Lee Hall, £1050 White House Eastgate, £1030 Pitland Hills, £1010 Thornton Tower, £980 Rosehill, £925 Pitland Hills
British Blue x steers – £1100 Stotsfold
Simmental x steers – £1030 (x2) East Wharmley
Cattle 10 months and under
Charolais x steers – £965 Low Bishopton
Limousin x steers – £1000 High Lovelady Shield & White House Eastgate, £900 Baal Hill
Limousin x heifers – £910 High Lovelady Shield
Simmental x steers – £890 Baal Hill, £860 Dale House
Saler x steers – £840 Baal Hill
Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 4906 Store Lambs and Cast Ewes.
Heavy ewes maintaining last week’s high rates of returns with lighter ewes still remaining difficult to cash.
Texel – £120 Agars Hill, £116 Colepike
Texel x – £124 & £122 Low Ardley, £116 Bavington Hill Head, £112 Low Leam, £110 Watch Currock, £96 New Acres & Willimoteswick, £95 Whittingham Grange & Bavington Hill Head, £94 Low Ardley, £93 Bavington Hill Head, £90 Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £96 Sillywrea, £89 Low Eshells, £88 High Alderheads & Colepike, £87 Whittingham Grange, £80 Greyside
Charollais x - £86 Great Tosson
Leicester - £84 Lowes Fell, £81 & £76 Harwood Shield
Cheviot - £76 Sillywrea
Mule – £73 Whittingham Grange & Watch Currock, £71 Great Chesters, £70 Low Eshells & Colepike, £69 Comb Hills, £67 Lowes Fell & Harwood Shield
Blackface – £52 The Hott, £51 Highfield & Greyside, £50 Grindon Hill, £49 Lowes Fell & Low Leam
Swaledale – £50 Whitelees, £42 Blackcleugh (x2), £40 Harwood Shield, £39 Low Leam
Crossbred - £64 Great Tosson
Once again all classes very well sold on the week. 35 active purchasers were present ensuring all vendors left delighted with their day’s trading. Topping the sale was a Texel Tup lamb consigned by M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley. A further 17 pens of lambs exceeding the £80 barrier.
Many more lambs are required at this centre to satisfy demand. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444, John Walton 07738406297 or Drew Patrick 07854361967 for further enquiries.
Texel - £100, £98 & £92 Low Ardley
Texel x (Av £66.25) – £96 Follions, £95 Redburn, £89 New Acres, £86.50, £84.50 & £84 Follions, £82 Fell Lane, £81 Longlea Netherwitton, £80 New Acres, £79 Fell Lane & Lorbottle, £78.50 Hollin Close, £78 Cornsay House, £77.50 Redburn, £77 Horneystead, £76 Moralees & Wydon, £75.50 Redburn, £75 East Broomshiels & Bingfield East Quarter
Dutch Texel x - £69 Midgeholme
Suffolk x (Av £68.14) – £80 Lowes Fell, £77 Lodge House, £74.50 Nettlesworth West, £73 West Park, £71 Black Hedley, £70.50 Crescent Farm
Beltex x (Av £75.31) - £91, £85.50 & £85 Bavington Hill Head
Charollais x - £80 Ricknall Grange
Leicester - £63 Dale House
Cheviot x (Av £59.31) - £63 Featherwood, Donkleywood & Longlea, £61 & £60 Longlea
Mule (Av £52.91) – £68 Redburn, £65 Black Heddon, £64 Belsay Barns, £63 The Throp & Black Heddon, £59 Hollin Close & Rigg Farm
Blackface (Av £40.43) – £51 Townfoot Woodburn & Featherwood, £49.50 Townfoot Woodburn
Swaledale - £50 Gleedlee, £35 Buckshot
Crossbred (Av £65.16) – £75 Ricknall Grange, £70 & £67 Lodge House
Hexham Prime Stock | Tuesday 28th November 2017
Next week, 5th December, is the Christmas Prize Show and Sale for all classes of Cattle and Sheep. For entries and enquiries please contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444.
Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Geld Cows and Clean Cattle.
Limousin Heifers – 211.5p & 209.5p (x2) Nunwick
Limousin Heifers – £1301, £1294.38 & £1259.10 Nunwick
Limousin – 177.5p Wallhouses, 149.5p Low Houselope, 145.5p Hammershield, 143.5p Nunwick, 142.5p Hammershield
British Blue – 174.5p Cornsay House
Angus – 157.5p Horncastle, 144.5p Evistones, 143.5p The Reenes
Stabiliser – 142.5p Nunwick
Limousin – £1274.45 Wallhouses, £1056.02 & £1051.86 Nunwick, £1024.64 East Butsfield, £1024.32 Hammershield, £1012.12 Low Houselope, £990.51 Nunwick, £967.58 Hammershield
Angus – £1173.34 Evistones, £1020.29 The Reenes, £991.71 Greencarts
Stabiliser – £1024.58 Nunwick
British Blue - £958.01 Cornsay House, £945.35 High Alderheads
A mixed show of lambs forward but again a lot of weight about. Trade was dearer on the week.
Texel x – £90 Sunniside, £86 (x2) High Baulk, £85.50 South Kirkheaton, £85 Channel Well & Baal Hill, £84.50 West Shields, £84.20 Sunniside & Lingey Field, £84 Low Eshells & Lingey Field, £83.80 West Shields, £83.50 Low Ardley, £83 High Baulk & Blackburn, £82.50 Old Town, £82 Burn House, Low Eshells (x2), South Kirkheaton & Middle Heads, £81.80 Blackburn, £81.50 Low Eshells, £81 South Kirkheaton & West Shields, £80.50 High Baulk & West Shields, £80.20 Middle Heads, £80 Channel Well, Aydonshields, Comb Hills, Blue Gables, South Kirkheaton, Old Town, Great Chesters, West Shields & Colepike
212.5p Channel Well, 210.5p Lingey Field, 208.5p South Kirkheaton, 204.4p West Shields, 200p Channel Well, 198.8p Low Ardley, 197.5p Low Eshells, 195.5p High Baulk, 195.2p South Kirkheaton, 194.4p Highwood, 190.7p Burn House, 187.8p Low Eshells, 182.9p West Shields, 182.9p South Kirkheaton, 180.5p Newlands Hall (x2), 178.4p Lingey Field, 178.3p Middle Heads, 177.8p Great Chesters, 177.2p Burn House & Low Eshells, 176.3p Highwood, 175p West Shields (x2), 174.4p Middle Heads, 174p Blackburn, 173.9p South Kirkheaton, 172.8p Low Ardley
Dutch Texel x – £85, £83.80 & £83.50 Willimoteswick
214.1p, 184.5p & 178.3p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £85 High Dalton & Baal Hill, £84 Sunniside (x3), £83.50 Sunniside & Sillywrea, £82 Old Town, £81 Colepike, £80.50 Old Town, £80.40 Middle Heads, £80 High Dalton, Old Town & Colepike, £79.50 Colepike, £78 Lowes Fell, £77.20 Low Eshells, £77 High Dalton, £76.50 Old Town, £76 Lunns House, £75 Blue Gables
171.1p Middle Heads, 170.9p Lunns House, 168p Sunniside, 167.4p High Dalton, 165.6p Colepike, 164.7p Sunniside, 164.3p Low Eshells, 163.7p Sillywrea, 163.3p Colepike, 161.9p Lunns House
Beltex x – £83.20 & 208p Comb Hills
Charollais x - £87, £86.50, £86 (x2), £85.80, £85.20 (x2), £85, £84.50, £84 (x2), £83.50, £83 & £81.50 Sunniside
173.9p, 169.8p, 169.4p, 168p (x2), 167p & 165p Sunniside
Mule – £78.80 Baal Hill, £75.50 Great Chesters, £74.50 Lowes Fell, £70 (x2) Blackburn
169.7p Highwood, 164.2p Baal Hill
Blackface - £65 & 147.7p Greenleas
Swaledale - £46.50, £43 & £42.20 Bulls Hill
114.1p Bulls Hill
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £54 Newlands Hall
Suffolk x - £58 Old Town
Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 1st December 2017
Hexham Auction Mart
1st December 2017
Hexham & Northern Marts at their first sale in the festive month of December had forward an entry of 507 head of store cattle. Despite seasonal overnight snowfall a great show of numbers for the time of year was met by a good crowd of buyers at the ringside and all classes once again sold very well.
The first lot into the ring held a brace of accolades on the day, both top price and top average. Messrs Walton, Flotterton, Rothbury sold 12 huge Charolais cross Limousin bullocks at 19-20 months which peaked at £1450 for a hefty pair and averaged a commendable £1427 throughout.
The Charolais breed was sought after on the day with two other vendors reaping the benefits of the white gallic sire. Messrs Walker Bros, Satley also rang the bell with another at the same age which cashed for £1430 and saw their seven level at £1335 whilst Joe Vickers, South Farm, Rennington, Alnwick, peaked at £1410 twice and saw his fifteen North Northumberland bullocks return at £1376, All three vendors results surely highlighting Hexham as THE centre in the region at which to sell older, forward store cattle.
It was also Mr Vickers which led the top Limousin prices with a pair and a single all changing hands for £1400; three of a total of nineteen which traded at or above the newsworthy figure on the day.
In total fifty-seven cattle sold at or in excess of One Thousand, Three Hundred pounds which included a number of heifers, the dearest on the day being a super Limmy lady at just 14 months of age which sold exceptionally well for Mel Stobbs, High Dalton, Hexhamshire with the hammer falling at £1350.
Although not a dedicated native breed day no fewer than 51 Angus and Angus cross cattle changed hands and these peaked at £1290 with a big black bullock by a Blelack registered sire from Hope House Farm, Amble. A further two from the same home were presented in fine form by manager Gavin Baston and the trio averaged a deserved £1246.
As well as the sale leading heifer Messrs Stobbs led the middle aged cattle class selling the top priced steer in the 11-17 months bracket; a well-bred and well-presented Limousin cross steer at 15 months which also hit home at £1380. Two further heifers also struck the £1300 mark highlighting this centre as one where best end females sell at a premium when Alan Ogle, Comb Hill, Slaley sold a Limmy at 15 months for £1310 whilst Robin Macdonald, Low Middleton; another North Northumberland producer rewarded well for his journey South saw his Blue cross heifer at 16 months realise £1300.
The youngest class of cattle, at ten months of age and younger again sold well also. Paul & Robbie Coulson topped with a smart Charolais steer from High Staward which hit £950 whilst near neighbour Benedict Bates, Nilston Rigg Farms sold three shapely Limousins which made £880 individually. Messrs Coulson peaked the heifer trade in this class also with a sister to their bullock making £810.
Once again the auctioneers are appealing to vendors with cattle yet to be sold to contact the mart offices so the best route to market can be identified with maximum return as a result.
Cattle 30+ Months
Angus x heifers - £1050 Spenside
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais heifers – £1080 & £1045 Rosebrough
Limousin x steers – £1140 Tosson Glebe, £1060 & £970 Raylees
Limousin x heifers - £1335 Low Middleton
British Blue x steers – £1250 Ednorville
Simmental x steers - £1140, £1120, £1030 & £970 Stoop Rigg
Simmental x heifers – £1075, £1015 & £1010 Stoop Rigg
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1450 & £1440 Flotterton, £1430 Satley, £1415 Flotterton, £1410 Flotterton (x2) & South Rennington (x2), £1405 & £1375 South Rennington, £1370 Satley & South Rennington, £1365 & £1355 South Rennington, £1350, £1300 & £1270 Satley, £1060 White House Birtley
Charolais x heifers – £1210 & £1180 Rosebrough, £1100 & £1035 Grange Farm, £1020 Grange Farm & Hackford
Limousin x steers – £1400 (x2) Rennington South, £1395 Airy Holm, £1390 Lough Green, £1385 Airy Holm, £1380 Lough Green & Airy Holm (x2), £1370 Armond Carr & Airy Holm, £1365 Lough Green, £1345 Airy Holm, £1335 Armond Carr, £1330 & £1325 (x2) Lough Green, £1320 South Rennington, £1290 Lough Green, £1275 Blackburn, £1265 Kirkley March, £1260 Blackburn & Lee Hall, £1250 Lough Green, £1240 Armond Carr (x2)
Limousin x heifers – £1350 Comb Hills, £1290 Lunns House, £1250 Dunston Hill, £1210 Lunns House, £1200 Dunston Hill & Kirkley Dam House, £1150 Nilston Rigg, £1140 Lunns House (x2), £1135 Dunston Hill & Nilston Rigg, £1130 Dunston Hill, £1125 Lunns House & Comb Hills, £1100 Lee Hall (x3) & Comb Hills, £1095 East White Hill, £1080 Lee Hall, £1075 Shitlington Hall, £990 Allendale Farm
Blonde x steers – £1300 & £1230 Middle Dukesfield, £1110 & £1035 Ednorville, £965 Glendue
Simmental x steers – £1330 & £1300 Satley
Simmental x heifers – £1065 Dunston Hill, £1040 Allendale Farm
Angus x steers -£1290, £1235 & £1215 Hope House, £1175, £1125 & £1070 Middle Dukesfield, £960 (x2) Newton Greens
Angus x heifers – £1000, £945, £930 & £920 Middle White Hill
Beef Shorthorn heifers - £980 & £945 Woodlands Hall
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £900 Hackford
Charolais x heifers - £1155, £1130, £1120 & £1085 Thrunton, £990 Rosebrough, £960 Hackford
Limousin x steers – £1380 High Dalton, £1275 Harwood Shield, £1240 Greyside, £1220 High Dalton & Harwood Shield, £1200 Greyside, Harwood Shield & The Steel, £1175 Greyside, £1170 The Steel, £1160 Lee Hall, High Dalton & Greyside, £1155 & £1145 Greyside, £1115 Kirkley Dam House, £1110 & £1105 Greyside, £1095 Harwood Shield, £1090 & £1040 White House Birtley, £1000 East White Hill, £990 Glendue, £940 Low Bishopton
Limousin x heifers – £1380 High Dalton, £1310 Comb Hills, £1295 Harwood Shield, £1240 High Dalton, £1190 The Steel, £1160 Harwood Shield, £1145, £1125, £1095 & £1085 Greyside, £1080 Low Bishopton, £1070 Harwood Shield, £1000 Greyside, £980 Low Bishopton
British Blue x steers – £1135 Low Middleton, £1045 Harwood Shield, £965 & £960 Glendue
British Blue x heifers – £1300 Low Middleton
Simmental x steers – £910 Hackford
Angus x steers – £1000 & £955 Spenside
Cattle 10 months and under
Charolais x steers – £950 & £890 (x2) High Staward
Charolais x heifers - £810 High Staward
Limousin x steers – £880 (x3) Nilston Rigg, £870 Tedcastle
Limousin x heifers – £750 Nilston Rigg
British Blue x steers – £795 Low Bishopton
Simmental x steers – £780 Shotton
Again heavy ewes dearer on the week with leaner sorts maintaining last week’s rates. More ewes could be sold to vendor advantage.
Texel – £134 Bavington Hill Head, £124 Felton Demesne, £104 East Benridge, £102 Grindon Hill
Texel x – £131 High Eshells, £120 High Eshells & Watch Currock, £118 Heatherwick, £106 Watch Currock, £105 Rennys Barn & Capheaton New Houses, £100 Wayn Riggs, Rawfoot & Middle Dukesfield
Suffolk - £60 Grindon Hill
Suffolk x – £108 East Benridge, £90 Capheaton New Houses
Beltex x - £100 Bavington Hill Head
Leicester - £92 Grindon Hill
Zwartbles - £84 Wallridge Cottages
Cheviot - £73 Heatherwick
Mule – £82 High Eshells, £76 Watch Currock, £74 Coatyards & Rawfoot, £73 Rennys Barn, £72 Lunns House, £71 Brinkburn Newhouses, £70 East Benridge, West Wharmley, Lingey Field, Rawfoot & Armstrong Arms
Blackface – £72 Shitlington Hall, £50 East Benridge
Swaledale – £46 Rawfoot, £43 Round Meadows
Crossbred - £67 Heatherwick
A fantastic show of lambs forward for the time of year which sold to a full ring of potential purchasers ensuring all vendors went home delighted with their days trading. Topping at £96 for a penful of Texel x lambs consigned by M/s JN & PL Herron, Bensons Fell. Again more could have been sold to vendor advantage and are required on a weekly basis. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444, John Walton 07738406297 or Drew Patrick 07854361967 for further enquiries.
Texel x (Av £65.45) – £96 Bensons Fell, £90 Halfway House, £88 Lorbottle, £87 Yatesfield, £86 Whiteside Birtley, Armstrong Arms, £84.50 Thornley Pit House, £83.50 Bensons Fell (x2), £82.50 & £82 Butterknowes, £80.50 Lingey Field & Bensons Fell, £80 Chapel House & Chirdon, £79.50 Halfway House, £79 High Yarridge, £78.50 High Yarridge, £78 Halfway House
Dutch Texel x (Av £72.01) - £89 Chirdon, £85 Willimoteswick, £84 Willimoteswick & Chirdon, £83.50 Chirdon, £82 Agars Hill, £81.50 Willimoteswick, £80 Chirdon, £79.50 Willimoteswick
Suffolk – £89 Lowes Fell
Suffolk x (£60.59) – £86.50 The Bridges, £74.50 Lowes Fell, £73 & £71.50 Felton Demesne
Beltex x (£72.99) - £80, £76 & £75 Bavington Hill Head
Hampshire x - £52 Middle Dukesfield (Anna Robson)
Leicester - £83 Yatesfield, £75 Lorbottle
Cheviot x - £59 Cottonshope, £50 Quickeningcote & Greenley Cleugh
Mule (Av £58.91) – £66.50 Stone Stile, £65 Chirdon, £63 Heatheridge & Errington Red House, £62.50 Intake, £62 Redesmouth (x2), £60.50 Errington Red House
Blackface – £55.50 Ramshope, £52.50 Errington Red House, £51 Cottonshope, £50.50 & £48 Blueburn
Swaledale – £33 Milescott
Herdwick - £36 Middle Dukesfield (Lucy Herdman)
Crossbred (Av £55.82) – £74.50 Black Hedley, £66.50 The Boat & Peel Flatt, £62 Errington Red House
Hexham Primestock Christmas Show | Tuesday 5th December 2017
Hexham Auction Mart
5th December 2017
Christmas Prize Show and Sale of Prime Cattle and Sheep
Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Clean Cattle and Geld Cows. Incorporated in today’s sale was the Annual Christmas Special Prize Show and Sale of Clean Cattle and Geld Cows.
The Board of Directors, Auctioneers and all of the Staff at Hexham and Northern Marts would like to thank both vendors, purchasers and sponsors for making this special day possible, your support is very much appreciated.
|Best Cast Cow||1st Bog Hall||2nd Shitlington Hall|
|Steer or Heifer||1st Ben Moralee||2nd Callum Storrow|
|(Shown by YFC Member)||Hard Riding||Flotterton|
|Limousin x Heifer||1st Elrington Hall||2nd Elrington Hall|
|Limousin x Steer||1st Lough Green||2nd East Greenridge|
|British Blue x Heifer||1st Sunniside|
|British Blue x Steer||1st Glebe Farm||2nd Lough Green|
|Other Cont. x Steer||1st South Acton||2nd Flotterton|
|Other Cont. x Heifer||1st Low Leam||2nd Low Leam|
|Native Breed||1st Barker House||2nd High Fotherley|
|Male Champion||- M/s Murray, Glebe Farm|
|Female Champion||- M/s Tomlinson, Sunniside|
|Overall Champion||- M/s Tomlinson, Sunniside – British Blue Heifer|
A fantastic show of Clean Cattle forward which is testament to the hard work that has gone into them leading up to the sale, Today’s Master Judge was David Higginson, Castle Bank who had a very difficult task in front of him. Again enormous credit must go to all vendors who produced such a quality show. Topping the sale was the pre-show champion which was consigned by M/s Tomlinson, Sunniside and went under the hammer to realise £1579 and 270ppk selling to the Pre-Sale Master Judge David Higginson, Castle Bank Butchers.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297
British Blue Heifers – 270p Sunniside
Blonde Heifers – 251.5p, 241.5p, 237.5p & 235.5p Low Leam, 235.5p Jubilee Buildings, 231.5p Low Leam
Charolais Heifers – 249.5p Flotterton
Limousin Heifers – 247.5p Hard Riding, 245.5p Barker House, 235.5p Hard Riding, 232.5p Nunwick, 231.5p Elrington Hall, 230.5p Nunwick
Limousin Steers – 235.5p High Town
British Blue Steers – 231.5p Glebe Farm
Charolais Steers – 231.5p South Acton
British Blue Heifers – £1579.50 Sunniside,
British Blue Steers -£1516.33 Glebe Farm, £1447.88 Lough Green
Blonde Heifers – £1516.62 & £1500.12 Low Leam, £1459.05 Jubilee Buildings, £1413.13 & £1413 Low Leam, £1410.47 & £1397.66 Jubilee Buildings, £1307.80 Low Leam, £1302.32 Jubilee Buildings
Charolais x steers – £1503.43 & £1448.73 Flotterton, £1423.73 South Acton
Limousin Heifers – £1480.60 Elrington Hall, £1474.23 Hard Riding, £1446.25 Elrington Hall, £1390.35 & £1335.69 Nunwick, £1323.67 Flotterton, £1302.02, Nunwick
Limousin Steers - £1448.70 East Greenridge, £1444.63 South Acton, £1427.03 Flotterton, £1414.33 Wallhouses, £1402.88 East Greenridge, £1396.88 Lough Green
Angus Steers – £1406.48 Wallhouses
Credit must go to all vendors for an absolutely outstanding show of Geld Cows forward to a full ring of purchasers ensuring all classes were in big demand. Topping the sale was the Overall Champion Cow being consigned by M/s Robinson, Bog Hall realising £1526 and 181.5ppk
Limousin – 188.5p Ouston, 187.5p Nunwick, 178.5p Shitlington Hall, 165.5p Capheaton New Houses, 165.5p Hard Riding, 159.5p Middle Heads, 156.5p Low Leam, 148.5p Lee Hall, 147.5p Middle Heads, 146.5p Colepike, 143.5p Flotterton (x3), 139.5p
British Blue – 185.5p Allenshields, 181.5p Bog Hall, 175.5p Bog Hall, 174.5p Glebe Farm, 143.5p Holly Hill West, 139.5p Harwood Shield
Stabiliser – 157.5p Nunwick
Charolais – 143.5p Capheaton New Houses
Blonde – 143.5p Low Leam
British Blue – £1526.42 & £1386.45 Bog Hall, £1329.97 Kirkley Dam House, £1317.05 Allenshields, £1282.58 Glebe Farm, £1088.10 Harwood Shield
Limousin – £1340.54 Shitlington Hall, £1319.04 Hard Riding, £1315.88 Middle Heads, £1274.35 Capheaton New Houses, £1233.53 Colepike, £1168.01 Close House, £1145.58 Low Leam, £1139.39 Flotterton, £1116 & £1100.66 Colepike, £1093.47 & £1078.34 Flotterton, £1072.57 Ouston, £1066.23 Lee Hall, £1038.77 Flotterton, £1023.03 East Butsfield, £1021.88 Nunwick, £992.68 Middle Heads, £974.37 Flotterton
Angus – £1182.33, £1155.23 & £1019.06 Flotterton
Charolais - £1084.86 Capheaton New Houses
Stabiliser - £1028.48 Nunwick
Blonde - £972.93 Low Leam
Hexham and Northern Marts held their Christmas Show and Sale of Prime Sheep
This sale was kindly sponsored again this year by Lloyds Bank and Mole Valley Country Stores.
Prior to the sale, weekly well known buyer at this centre, Jamie Curle, Bowsden, Berwick expertly judged and gave all exhibits due consideration, There were no fewer than 28 pens of show sheep put forward to Jamie Curle of outstanding quality.
|5 Texel x Lambs||1st Aydonshields||2nd St Oswalds|
|5 Dutch Texel x Lambs||1st Little Swinburne||2nd West Mill Hills|
|5 Beltex x Lambs||1st Little Swinburne||2nd St Oswalds|
|5 Charollais or
Other Cont x Lambs
|1st Sunniside||2nd St Oswalds|
|5 Suffolk x Lambs||1st Grange Houses||2nd Grange Houses|
|5 Mule Lambs||1st Longlea|
|5 Swaledale Lambs||1st Longlea||2nd Longlea|
/Cheviot x Lambs
||2nd Bingfield Combe
|Champion Pen||WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne – Beltex x|
|Reserve Champion Pen||WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne – Dutch Texel x|
After careful consideration he eventually awarded the Overall Championship to five tremendous well-bred Beltex x lambs from weekly consignors of excellent quality lambs, Reg, Colin and Kevin Sparke, Little Swinburne, Colwell. They were presented with the Robson & Cowan trophy by Ian Hedley and Fiona Lee representing Mole Valley Country Stores.
These lambs later sold at £125 each, purchased by Jamie Curle on behalf of Vivers Scotland Ltd, Annan.
Reserve Champion pen, another excellent pen of five Dutch Texel lambs also from the same home sold at £120 and purchased by Jamie Curle on behalf of Linden Foods Ltd.
Trade for lambs outside of the show sheep was dearer on the week.
A pen of Beltex lambs from RRE & JR Reay, St Oswalds sold at £100 to Jamie Curle. Another pen of Charollais x sold at £100 from G&JH Tomlinson & Son, Sunniside and purchased by A Traves & Son Ltd, York.
Texel x – £95 Sunniside, £92.80 & £90.20 High Eshells, £90 Lingey Field & Sunniside, £88.50 East House, £87.80 High Eshells, £87 Old Town, £86.80 East House, £86 Low Ardley, £85.50 Aydonshields & Old Town, £85 St Oswalds & Nilston Rigg, £84.50 West Shields, £84.20 St Oswalds, £84 Nilston Rigg, Baal Hill, Aydonshields & Low Ardley, £83.50 Low Ardley, £83 Nilston Rigg, Low Ardley, Thockrington & Colepike, £82.80 Rare Dean & Lingey Field, £82.20 Nilston Rigg, £82 St Oswalds & Nilston Rigg, £81.80 Thockrington, £81.50 Aydonshields & Old Town, £81.20 High Warden & Great Chesters, £81 Aydonshields, £80.50 St Oswalds, £80 St Oswalds, Woodcroft, East House, West Shields & Lingey Field
215p & 208.8p Low Ardley, 207p Lingey Field, 205.4p St Oswalds, 204.9p Low Ardley, 202.5p Aydonshields, 202.4p Low Ardley, 200.5p Nilston Rigg, 200p Elrington Hall, St Oswalds & East House, 198.8p Aydonshields, 197.5p East House & West Shields, 196.3p St Oswalds, 195.4p Nilston Rigg, 195.1p Lingey Field, 193p High Warden, 192.5p China Hall, 192.3p Woodcroft, 192.1p Grange House, 190.9p High Eshells, 187.5p West Shields, 186.4p St Oswalds, 184.2p Elrington Hall, 180.9p High Warden, 180.6p East House, 179.6p East House (x2), 177.1p St Oswalds
Dutch Texel x – £120 Little Swinburne, £94 West Mill Hills, £83 St Oswalds
235.3p Little Swinburne, 235p West Mill Hills, 197.6p St Oswalds
Suffolk x – £91 Flotterton, £89.50 Thockrington, £88.50 East House, £87.50 Flotterton, £86 Grange House, £86.50 Flotterton, £85.20 Old Town, £85 Nilston Rigg & Rare Dean, £84 Sunniside & Great Bavington (x2), £83.50 Colepike, £83 Grange House, £82 Lunns House & Rare Dean, £81.50 Colepike, £81.20 Baal Hill, £80 Nilston Rigg & Thockrington, £78.80 Thockrington, £78 Great Bavington & Thockrington
172p Steel Hall, 169.6p Thockrington, 169.1p East House, 168.9p Old Town, 168.5p Thockrington, 168.3p Flotterton, 166.7p Woodcroft & Rare Dean, 165.7p Baal Hill, 165.6p Great Bavington, 164.2p Thockrington, 163p Steel Hall & East House, 162.8p Great Bavington & Grange House, 161.5p Sunniside
Beltex x – £125 Little Swinburne, £100 St Oswalds, £94, £88 & £85 Longlea
297.6p Little Swinburne, 208.9p Longlea, 208.3p St Oswalds, 207.3p & 200p Longlea
Charollais x - £100 Sunniside, £90 Longlea, £87 Sunniside (x3) & Aydonshields, £86 Sunniside (x2) & St Oswalds, £85 Sunniside (x2)
214.3p Longlea, 209.8p St Oswalds, 202.4p & 196.1p Sunniside, 192.7p Grange House, 189.1p Sunniside, 175p Woodcroft, 172p Sunniside (x2), 170.7p, 170.6p & 166.7p Sunniside, 165.6p Colepike
Ryeland x - £75 Snape Farm
Leicester - £73 Hedley Park
Cheviot x- £80.50 Flotterton, £78 West Mill Hills, £74 Flotterton & Bingfield Combe, £71.50 & £69 Flotterton, £68 Longlea
195p West Mill Hills, 187.2p & 172.5p Flotterton, 170p Longlea, 169p Flotterton, 168.2p Bingfield Combe, 164.4p Flotterton
Mule – £70 Flotterton, £69.50 Longlea, £63.50 China Hall, £62 Longlea
173.8p & 163.2p Longlea, 155.6p Flotterton
Swaledale - £64 (x2) & 156.1p (x2) Longlea
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £70 Old Town
Scots Gap Primestock Christmas Show | Wednesday 6th December 2017
Scots Gap Auction Mart held their Annual Christmas Prize Show and Sale of Prime and Cast Sheep which was kindly sponsored by Robson & Cowan Country Store and expertly judged by Mr Haig Murray, Dunbia Ltd (Llanybydder) Wales.
A small but select entry of lambs were put before the judge and after initial breed classes Mr Murray awarded the Overall Champion Rosette and The T Robson Challenge Cup to Messrs E & I Hall & Son, New Houses Hallington, victors for the second year in succession. Their first prize Beltex cross lambs looked every bit the Champion pen as they entered the ring weighing 45kg and quickly rose to the princely sum of £128 (284ppkg) being purchased by weekly buyer Jeff Dunn for Mr Steve Lamb, New owner of the North Tyne based Bellingham Craft Butchers. The lambs will be available as of next week from the Manchester Square Shop where Mr Lamb will be pleased to provide all customers, new and old with all their festive season meat requirements.
The Reserve Champion Rosette was awarded to a super pen of heavyweight Suffolk cross lambs from Dave Brodie, The Chesters, Scots Gap. The lambs weighed 55kg and were purchased at £100 by Mr Jamie Curle for Linden Foods, Newcastle.
Champion – Messrs Hall, New Houses, Hallington
Reserve Champion – Messrs Brodie, The Chesters
1st Prize Texel cross – Messrs Cuthbert, New House, Capheaton
2nd Prize Beltex cross – Messrs Thompson, The Fawns
2nd Prize Texel cross – Messrs Thompson, The Fawns
2nd Prize Suffolk cross – Messrs Brown, East White Hill
Champion – Messrs Johnson, Tuthill (Mule)
Reserve Champion – Messrs Johnson, Tuthill (Suffolk Cross)
1st Prize – Messrs Johnson – Tuthill (Mule)
2nd Prize – Messrs Johnson – Tuthill (Suffolk Cross)
1st Prize – Messrs Charlton, Little Harle (Blackface)
2nd Prize – Messrs Renton – Bowershield (Cheviot)
Beside show sheep trade peaked at £90 twice for heavy Texel crosses, both lots from Dave Brodie, The Chesters and at 200ppkg for smart lightweight sorts from Andy Cuthbert, New Houses. The sale returned an overall average of £78.89 per head and an SQQ figure of 173.8ppkg.
Beltex x - £128 New Houses Hallington, £84 & £80 The Fawns
284.4p New Houses, Hallington & 205.1p & 195.4p The Fawns
Texel x – £94 New Houses, Capheaton, £90 The Chesters (x2), £89 The Chester, £89, £88 (x2) New Houses, Hallington, £86 The Chesters, £85 New Houses, Hallington, £83 (x2) The Chesters, £83 The Fawns, £80 New Houses, Hallington, £80 (x2) Rugley Walls, £79.50 The Fawns
200.0p New Houses Capheaton, 197.4p The Fawns, 195.1p New Houses, Hallington, 193.9p The Fawns, 190.5p Rugley Walls, 188.6p The Fawns, 188.6p The Chesters, 186.1p Rugley Walls, 185.4p New Houses, Hallington, 172.1p Coldwell, 171.2p The Chesters, 171.1p Rugley Walls, 167.9p & 166.7p New Houses, Capheaton, 166.0p New Houses, Hallington, 166.0p The Chesters
Suffolk x - £100 The Chesters, £85 & £83 East White Hill, £83 The Chesters, £80 East White Hill, £80 The Chesters, £80 East White Hill, £79 & £76 New Houses, Capheaton
184.6p New Houses, Capheaton, 181.8p The Chesters, 180.8p Dene House, 163.3p The Chesters, 163.3p East White Hill, 161.2p & 158.3p New Houses, Capheaton, 156.9p East White Hill.
Mule - £62 & 163.2p East White Hill
Cheviot x - £55 & £52 & 140.5p & 137.5p The Brigg
Blackface – £60 & 157.9p The Brigg
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x - £96 High House, £86 Shaftoe Moor, £83 & £77 High House, £75 Colwell, £72 Shaftoe Moor
Suffolk x - £99 & £89 Tuthill, £68 Dene House
Mule - £102, £78 (x2), £76 Tuthill, £76 High House, £62 East White Hill, £58.50 Shaftoe Moor
Cheviot x- £78 (x2) Bowershield & £68 Shaftoe Moor
Blackface - £64 The Brigg, £60 & £53 Little Harle, £52 The Brigg, £51.50 Little Harle, £50 East White Hill, £49.50 Longwitton
Swale - £44 Colwell Hill, £37 Longwitton
Hexham Breeding Cattle | Friday 8th December 2017
Hexham Auction Mart | 8th December 2017
A small but quality show of Breeding Cattle were presented and all sold well.
Heifers peaked at £2300 for a smart Limousin outfit with a shapely calf at foot from Stuart Johnson, West Wharmley. A second calved cow, again with a shapely calf, sold well for Bruce Watson, Baal Hill, Weardale at £2100 whilst a second calved Angus cow with an Angus calf at foot hit £1900 for James McGregor, Broome Hill, Alnwick.
Heifers & 2nd Calvers with Calves at Foot
Limousin – £2300 West Wharmley, £2200 Old Hall, £2100 Baal Hill, £2000 Old Hall, £1750 Baal Hill
Cows with Calves at Foot
Angus Stock Cows – £1900, £1850 (x2), £1700, £1500 & £1350 Broome Hill
Limousin – £1880 & £1800 White House Matfen, £1750 White House Matfen & Nettlesworth West, £1000 White House Matfen
British Blue – £1800 Nettlesworth West
In Calf Cows
Angus – £1400 & £1180 Broome Hill
Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 8th December 2017
Hexham Auction Mart
8th December 2017
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle had forward a catalogued entry of 381 head and all classes sold well from start to finish.
A large company of buyers had gathered from as far as Glasgow in the North and Derbyshire in the South and were treated to a tremendous entry of quality sorts from across Northumberland, County Durham and Cumbria.
The sale peaked at £1455 for a big, black and shapely Limousin cross steer from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn, Hexham at 20 months of age which was followed by another from Messrs Walker Bros, Satley who sold a smart Simmental bullock at 17 months at £1420.
A real ‘eye catcher’ was the well-grown and square Limousin bullock from Messrs Burn, Grange House which, at just fifteen months of age also proved a ‘head-turner’ as it cashed for a newsworthy £1410.
Heifers also continue to sell well and peaked at £1380 for a 18 month old Limousin cross lady from John Miller , Airy Holm, Kiln Pit Hill, Co. Durham and whilst the older entry realise the largest returns week after week at Hexham this day saw the middle and youngest age ranges in similarly big demand.
The second half of the sale was littered with best quality types and a testament to the efforts of some of the regions most talented herdmasters. Highlights were plentiful and too numerous to mention in full however a handful included the entry from Messrs Thompson, East Unthank which saw their Limmy steers and heifers at 8-10 months peak at 31280 for a heifer and £1220 for a brother to her; their five averaging £1160.
Messrs Storey, Woodhead, near neighbours to East Unthank came forward with another powerful run, these ones in the 14 month age bracket and also displaying the positive traits behind the hybrid genetics of their suckler cow mothers. All Limousin cross steers they peaked at £1330 and averaged a thoroughly deserved £1226 for six sold.
Selling late in the day but none the worse despite this was a simply fantastic packet of yearling heifers from Ken, Hillary, Adam & Craig Ridley, Allenshields, Blanchland and these calves courted a great deal of attention and serious interest. Their first into the ring was a superb example and bidding was fast and furious settling at £1320 with the load of five returning at £1159 average.
A small entry of Angus cattle were forward and these too looked dearer than of late. Alec Bisset, Middle Dukesfield peaked at £1340 for a well forward bullock at 16 months whilst Michael Walton, Rawfoot led the heifer trade at £1090 for a square yearling type, followed by a thick pen of three from Graeme Pigg, Chesterwood at £1040.
All classes were in strong demand and buyer interest is still keen as the festive season approaches, vendors with cattle yet to reach market are urged to contact our auctioneers to make an entry and benefit from some ‘Christmas Cheer’ through the sale ring here at Hexham.
Cattle 30+ Months
Hereford x heifers - £1030 Braeside
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x heifers - £1170 Sweethope
Simmental x steers - £1190 Dalton Hill Head
Welsh Black steers - £1100 Dalton Hill Head
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1390 & £1340 Satley, £1300 Rare Dean, £1130 High Trewhitt, £1070 & £1050 High Staward, £1025 High Trewhitt
Charolais x heifers – £1315 Rare Dean, £1060 & £1010 High Staward
Limousin x steers – £1455 Blackburn, £1415 Milbourne High House, £1400 Blackburn, Lough Green & Rennington South, £1395 Rennington South, £1390 Armond Carr, £1370 Milbourne High House, Blackburn, Lough Green & Rennington South (x3), £1360 Milbourne High House, Airy Holm, Lough Green (x2) & Rennington South, £1355 & £1350 Airy Holm, £1345 Lough Green, £1340 Armond Carr, Airy Holm & Lough Green, £1310 Armond Carr (x2), £1305 Lough Green & Rennington South
Limousin x heifers – £1380 & £1350 Airy Holm, £1320 Allenshields, £1300 & £1285 Lunns House, £1275 Lough Green, £1260 Lunns House, £1230 & £1205 Sweethope, £1200 Airy Holm, £1180 Lunns House (x2) & Shitlington Hall, £1175 West Grange, £1160 Rare Dean, £1150 Langley West, £1145 Lough Green, £1140 & £1110 West Grange, £1085 & £1045 Cheviot, £1040 & £1025 West Grange
Blonde x steers – £1325 Lough Green
British Blue x steers - £1360 & £1290 Rennington South, £1230 High Warden, £1220 Ogle Dene, £1170 High Warden & Hallington High, £1160 Hallington High, £1015 High Warden
British Blue x heifers - £1180 & £1030 Hallington High
Simmental x steers – £1420, £1390, £1380, £1360 & £1300 Satley, £1260 Dalton Hill Head (x2), £1100 Langley West House, £1020 & £990 High Trewhitt
Simmental x heifers – £1100 Langley West
Angus x steers -£1340, £1230, £1180 & £1170 Middle Dukesfield, £1160 West Causey Hill, £1110 Hope Foot
Angus x heifers – £1040 Chesterwood
Stabiliser x steers - £990 Wingates Wholme
Welsh Black steers - £1060 Dalton Hill Head
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers – £1410 Grange House, £1330 Woodhead, £1260 Grange House, £1250 & £1230 Woodhead, £1220 East Unthank, £1205 Woodhead, £1185 Rawfoot, £1175 & £1170 Woodhead, £1090 Woodcroft, £1030 & £1010 Rawfoot, £1000 Woodcroft, £955 Woodhouse
Limousin x heifers – £1280 East Unthank, £1270 Grange House, £1225 Allenshields, £1200 Grange House, £1170 Woodcroft, £1155 & £1140 Allenshields, £1090 East Unthank, £1075 Woodcroft, £960 Rawfoot, £955 Allenshields
British Blue x steers – £1260 Woodhouse, £1135 Hallington High, £1095, £1090 & £1080 Woodhouse
British Blue x heifers – £1155 Woodhouse
Simmental x steers – £1030 High Trewhitt
Angus x steers – £990 Rawfoot, £945 & £915 Biddlestone Townfoot
Angus x heifers – £1090 Rawfoot, £930 Wayn Riggs
Beef Shorthorn steers - £970 & £960 Woodlands Hall
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £1100 East Unthank
British Blue x steers – £1110 East Unthank
Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 5377 Store Lambs and Cast Ewes.
An increased entry of Cast Ewes sold to the same ring of competitive purchasers. Heavy ewes slightly easier on the week. Horned Ewes and leaner ewes being £5-8 less.
Texel – £110 Three Farms, £108 Whittonshields, £98 Bavington Hill Head, £92 High Eshells
Texel x – £106, £105 & £102 High Eshells, £101 East Barnwell, £99 Wydon, £96 Cornhills & Ridley Farm, £94 Willimoteswick & East Barnwell, £92 South Kirkheaton & Hallington High
Suffolk - £95 Haggwood
Suffolk x – £86 Felton Demesne & East Fourstones, £85 Steel Hall, £78 East Fourstones & Glendale
Beltex x - £110 Bavington Hill Head
Leicester - £94 Farneyshield
Zwartbles - £50 Three Farms
Cheviot - £53 Ridley Farm, £51 Thornbrough
Mule – £78 High Eshells & Lunns House, £70 Dipton Foot, £69 Hallington High, £68 Elf Hills
Blackface – £59 New Dotland, £58 The Hott, £57 Townshields, £49 Elf Hills
Swaledale – £40 Ottercops, £39 Harwood Shield, £38 Allenheads, £37 Loadman
Crossbred - £79 Wydon
Another sterling show of quality lambs to the fore. All classes maintained last week’s high rates apart from longer keep horned lambs which proved difficult to cash. Topping the sale was a fantastic pen of Beltex x lambs realising £94.
For further enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444, John Walton 07738406297 or Drew Patrick 07854361967
Texel x – £91.50 West Heddon, £85 Follions, £84 Rigg Farm, Follions & West Heddon, £83 Longlea Netherwitton, £83 West Heddon, £81 Breckon Hill, £79 Kirkley Hall, Halton Red House (x2) & Longshaws, £78.50 Follions, £78 Cornhills & Ogle Dene, £77.50 Nackshivan, £76.50 Garden Field & Longshaws, £75.50 Breckon Hill, Bavington Hill Head & West Heddon, £75 Halton Red House, West Heddon & Chattlehope
Dutch Texel x - £89Chirdon
Suffolk x – £74.50 Haggwood, £74 Piatroon, £73 Horton Low House, £72 Piatroon, £70.50 Garden Field, £70 The Bridges & Holly Hill West, £69.50 Cheviot, £69 Middle White Hill & Dene House, £68.50 Felton Demesne, Garden Field & East Fourstones, £68 Whitechapel
Charollais x - £65 Gunnerton South
Beltex x - £94, £90, £88, £86 & £84 Bavington Hill Head
Cheviot x - £51 South Kirkheaton
Mule – £79 Farneyshield, £78 Redburn, £66.50 Farneyshield, £65.50 & £65 Harwood Shield, £64.50 Holly Hill West, £64 North Cocklake & Redburn, £63 Cowbyre
Blackface – £54 Ramshope, £53 Breckon Hill, £52.50Blueburn, £51 Featherwood
Crossbred – £78 Longlea Netherwitton, £71 Chirdon
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 12th December 2017
Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of Geld Cows and Clean Cattle.
Clean Cattle selling well to a competitive ring of wholesale meat firms and butchers. More could be sold to vendor advantage. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers 01434 605444 or John Walton 07738406297
Charolais Heifers – 225.5p, 215.5p, 217.5p & 211.5p Flotterton
Charolais Heifers – £1353.37, £1326.75, £1323.99 & £1265.06 Flotterton
A good entry of cows forward to an increased ring of purchasers. Flesh in short supply reflecting in the sale averages. Fleshed cows still in good demand and numbers required for next week’s sale.
Limousin – 169.5p Mains Rigg, 143.5p Brownsleazes, 138.5p Flotterton, 136.5p Colepike, 133.5p Brownsleazes, 131.5p Flotterton & Nettlesworth West, 128.5p (x2) Flotterton, 125.5p Flotterton, Armstrong Arms & East Mill Hills, 123.5p & 122.5p (x2) Little Harle
Angus – 139.5p Holystone, 138.5p, 132.5p & 124.5p Flotterton
Hereford – 127.5p Three Farms, 122.5p Biddlestone
Charolais – 126.5p Rare Dean
Stabiliser – 122.5p East Mill Hills
Limousin – £1218.612 Armstrong Arms, £1216.19 & £1125.04 Brownsleazes, £1069.55 Mains Rigg, £985.18 East Mill Hills, £977.05 Nettlesworth West, £962.33 Colepike, £918.66 Flotterton, £899.15 & £897.53 Little Harle, £894.18 Town Farm
Hereford - £995.44 & £888.13 Biddlestone
Charolais - £990.50 Rare Dean
Angus – £966.12 & £932.11 Flotterton, £917.91 Holystone, £891.73 Flotterton
Stabiliser - £965.30 East Mill Hills
With another big number of heavy lambs the average weight was 46.2kg. Trade was dearer on the week by £2-£3
The good export types in particular were in strong demand.
Texel x – £90 Armond Carr, £88 High Eshells, £87.50 East Matfen, £87 Armond Carr & Old Town, £85.20 High Warden, £85 Low Ardley, £84.80 West Shields, £84.50 High Eshells, Low Ardley (x2), Armond Carr & West Shields, £84 Low Ardley (x3), Little Swinburne, Wallhouses, Lingey Field (x2) & Baal Hill, £83.50 High Warden & East Matfen
213p High Warden, 208.8p & 208.3p East Matfen, 205.3p Lingey Field, 204.9p Low Ardley, 203.8p Little Swinburne, 202.5p High Warden, 202.4p Low Ardley, 200p High Eshells & Little Swinburne (x3), 194.4p Haggate, 194.3p High Warden, 190.2p Lingey Field, 188.1p New Dotland, 186.7p Lingey Field, 184.2p & 183.3p West Shields, 182.1p Burn House, 181.8p East Matfen & Aydonshields, 180.4p West Shields, 180p Haggate
Suffolk x – £87 Sunniside, £86.80 Thockrington, £86 Baal Hill, £85.80 Morrowfield, £85 Sunniside, Great Bavington & Milescott, £84.50 Thockrington, £84.20 Lowes Fell, £84 Colepike (x2), Wallhouses & Great Bavington, £83.80 Morrowfield, £83.20 Middle Heads, £83 Sunniside, Thockrington & Steel Hall, £82 Black Hedley, £81.80 Thockrington, £81.50 Middle Heads
182p & 184.2p Steel Hall, 180.2p Morrowfield, 180p Thockrington, 179.1p & 177p New Dotland, 176.1p Thockrington, 175.6p Old Town, 173.4p Middle Heads, 171.9p Great Bavington, 171.1p Lowes Fell, 170.6p Sunniside, 170.4p Thockrington, 169.6p Middle Heads, 168.6p Baal Hill, 167.6p Morrowfield, 167.4p Fairley, 166p Sunniside
Charollais x - £88 Colepike, £87 Sunniside, £86 Colepike, £85, £84 (x2), £83.50 (x2) & £83 (x2) Sunniside, £82 Low Barns, £80.50 Sunniside
198.8p (x2), 183p, 174p, 172.9p, 169.4p, 164.7p & 163.5p Sunniside, 163p Colepike
Bleu D’Maine - £85 & £76 Sillywrea
Cheviot x- £79 & £75.20 Flotterton, £74.20 Sillywrea, £74 Flotterton
185p Flotterton, 181p Sillywrea, 174.9p & 171.7p Flotterton
Mule – £82.80 Lowes Fell, £68.50 New Dotland
167.1p New Dotland, 159.2p Lowes Fell
Jacob - £56 Low Barns
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £120, £104 & £98 East Matfen, £91 Bingfield, £90 East Matfen, £86 Old Town
Suffolk x - £61 Bingfield
Mule – £64 Morrowfield, £60 Fairley, £50 Fairley, Morrowfield & Bingfield
Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 13th December 2017
Scots Gap Mart weekly sale of Prime and Cast Sheep saw lambs sell to £93 for heavy Texels from Adam & Dan Thompson, The Fawns and to 205.1ppkg for a pen of 39kg sorts from the same home. Cast Sheep sold to £107 for Rams and £83.50 for Ewes, both Texel bred from Peter Charleton, Little Harle. The Lamb sale averaged £80.65 for 44.3kg with an SQQ figure of 195.9ppkg
Texel x – £93 & £90 (x2) The Fawns, £90 High Baulk, £85 (x3) Chesters & High Baulk, £82 (x2) High Baulk & Pitland Hills, £80 The Fawns & Chesters (x3)
205.1p & 204.6pThe Fawns, 202.4p (x2) Chesters, 200.0p The Fawns & high Baulk, 195.0p Chesters, 180.0pThe Fawns & High Baulk, 174.5pHugh Baulk & Pitland Hills, 173.9Chesters, 173.5p High Baulk, 170.2p Chesters
Suffolk x - £82 & £76 East White Hill, £70 Rugley Walls
175.0p Rugley Walls, 172.7p & 167.4p East White Hill
Mule - £82 & £80 Pitland Hills, £62 East White Hill
173.9p Pitland Hills, 163.2p East White Hill, 157.7p Pitland Hills
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x - £107 & £101 Little Harle, £85 The Fawns, £83.50 Little Harle
Suffolk x - £67 Little Harle, £52 Rugley Walls
Mule - £71.50 Little Harle
Blackface - £49 Little Harle
Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 15th December 2017
Hexham & Northern Marts held their penultimate sale of store cattle for 2017 and offered a catalogued entry of 453 head including 111 native breed types for the monthly special sale of such cattle.
Trade was maintained at the previous weeks rates at worst and in a number of cases vendors that presented sought after articles were rewarded with a lift on the week.
One such case was that of Messrs Walker Bros, Satley who topped the sale at £1450 with a big, square and forward charolais steer at 20 months and averaged £1402 for seven sold. The dearest Limmy on the day was a similarly well-presented bullock from Joe Vickers, South Farm, Rennington which hit £1420. Dennis Burn, Aydonshields sold the top priced native beast on the day; an Angus steer at 18 months which realised £1400. Richard Thornton, Cornhills brought forward a smart run of cattle and led the heifer trade on the day with a limousin lady at 18 months that changed hands for £1290.
A super load of heifers were presented by Keith & Steven Smith, East Greenridge who saw their well-bred and well-presented cattle peak at £1165 for the lead trio with a hefty pen of five following at £1140.
Willie & Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw brought forward a super packet of ten yearling bullocks which peaked at £1280 for a sizeable and shapely Charolais cross which saw their load average a noteworthy £1164 per head.
A useful show of quality sorts were seen throughout the younger classes of cattle and this week more so then ever saw the ‘best-end’ types presented by those vendors utilising the best of commercial hybrid genetics leave great returns. Alistair & Harry Ward, Rogerley Hall, Weardale sold their best Limousin heifer at 11 months for a deserved £1170 whilst Edward Parker, Spittalshield, Hexhamshire followed closely with his best steer reaching £1165.
The youngest class; those at ten months of age and younger were also in healthy demand and were headed up by a simply fantastic run of calves from Dennis & Stuart Charlton, Whiteside on The Roman Wall who enjoyed a great deal of buyer interest and saw their run peak at £1070 for both steers and heifers and a load of nine (3/6) average £990. The entire entry of this youngest class of cattle which was split between steers and heifers at a ratio of 3:1 averaged an encouraging £802 throughout, surely highlighting Hexham as one of the most viable potential outlets at which to market such cattle.
Within the sale, Alistair Ward and Family donated a twelve month Limousin x Steer to The Teenage Cancer Trust.
The bidding for this steer finished at £1500 to an undisclosed telephone bidder who immediately offered this animal for re-sale.
When sold for the second time it was purchased by Mr I Bowe, Northallerton for £1100
Entries are invited by 10.30am on Monday 18th December for the last sale of 2017 which will take place on Friday 22nd at 10am.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £1390 Newlands Haugh
Limousin x steers – £1390, £1385, £1345, £1325, £1300 & £1230 Holling Hill, £1080 Nunwick, £990 Cowbyre
Limousin x heifers - £1230, £1200 & £1135 White House Matfen
Blue Grey heifers –£910 Farneyshield
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1450, £1420 & £1410 Satley, £1405 Flotterton, £1400 Holling Hill, £1390 Flotterton, £1380 Flotterton & Satley, £1360 Satley, £1350 Hallington New Houses & Newlands Haugh, £1345 (x2), £1335, £1320 & £1305 Rennington South, £1290 Newlands Haugh, £1280 Rare Dean, £1260 & £1230 Holling Hill, £1220 Rennington South, £1145 & £1120 Elilaw, £1100 Town Farm
Charolais x heifers – £1220, £1145 & £1080 Rare Dean
Limousin x steers – £1420 South Rennington, £1360 Holling Hill, £1350 & £1340Milbourne High House, £1300 Armond Carr, £1270 Cornhills, £1250 Holling Hill, £1235 Town Farm, £1205 Shitlington Hall, £1180 Cornhills, £1170 Nunwick, £1165 Armond Carr, £1160 Shitlington Hall & Nunwick, £1150 Nunwick & Town Farm, £1140 Nunwick, £1130 Cornhills, £1130 Cornhills (x2), £1095, £1090 & £1085 Nunwick, £1080 High Alderheads, £1030 Nunwick, £1010 Armond Carr
Limousin x heifers – £1290 Cornhills, £1265 Lunns House, £1250 (x2), £1220 & £1210 Lough Green, £1200 High House & Lunns House, £1190 Cornhills (x2), £1165 Shitlington Hall & East Greenridge, £1160 High House, £1140 East Greenridge, £1105 Lunns House, £1090 White House Matfen, High Warden & Town Farm, £1080 Town Farm, £1070 Lunns House, £1060 Shitlington Hall & White House Matfen, £1050 & £1045 White House Matfen, £1040 Lee Hall
British Blue x steers - £1390 Rennington South, £1090 High Warden, £1070 & £1020 Hallington High Farm
British Blue x heifers - £1080 & £990 Hallington High Farm, £950 Hallington High Farm & High Warden
Simmental x steers – £1400 Satley (x2), £950 Low Bishopton, £920 Hartley West
Angus x steers -£1400 & £1345 Aydonshields, £1300 Aydonshields & Hallington New Houses, £1295 Newlands Haugh, £1290 Hallington New Houses & Newlands Haugh, £1260 Newlands Haugh, £1135 , £1130 (x2), £1115, £1095 & £1070 Elilaw
Angus x heifers – £1190 & £1145 Blackcarts, £1140 Hallington New Houses, £1135 & £1120 East Knitsley, £1075, £1055 & £1035 Blackcarts, £1030 East Knitsley, £1000, £935 & £930 Chesterwood
Beef Shorthorn Steers - £1145, £1050 & £980 Sillywrea
Shorthorn steers - £1060 High Warden
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1280, £1260, £1100 & £1095 Rusheylaw
Charolais x heifers - £1000 Town Farm
Limousin x steers – £1180 Rusheylaw, £1165 Rusheylaw & Spittalshield, £1130 Rogerley Hall, £1120 Greyside, £1105 Rusheylaw, £1100 Rogerley Hall (For Teenage Cancer Trust), £1085 Greyside, £1080 Allergill, £1070 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1060 Greyside, £1040 Spittalshield, £1000 Greyside, £960 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £950 Greyside
Limousin x heifers – £1170 Rogerley Hall, £1070 Rogerley Hall, Greyside & Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), £1060 Rogerley Hall, £1055 (x2) & £1045 Lee Hall, £1040 Greyside, £1000 Rogerley Hall, £990 Rogerley Hall & Greyside (x2), £980 & £960 Greyside
Blonde x steers – £1000 Allergill
Angus x steers – £1060 Tursdale House, £1025 Old Town, £1010 (x2) South Colwell, £960 South Colwell & Tursdale House, £955 South Colwell & Comb Hills
Angus x heifers – £1020 Old Town, £900 & £885 South Colwell, £875 Colwell Demesne
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers – £905 Baal Hill, £900 Cornsay House, Greyside, Cowbyre & Baal Hill, £880 Baal Hill
Limousin x heifers – £1010 & £1000 Whiteside Haltwhistle
British Blue x steers – £900 West End Town
Simmental x steers – £930 & £900 Baal Hill
Angus x steers – £900 Colwell Demesne
Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 4258 Cast Ewes and Store Lambs.
A reduced entry of ewes with lean ewes proving difficult to cash being £2-£4 less on the week. Fleshed heavy ewes proving to be dearer on the week and in high demand.
Texel – £136 & £108 Stone Hall, £100 Townfoot Woodburn
Texel x – £130 (x2) East Cocklaw, £118 Rose Cottage, £112 Elsdon Burn, £108 West Wharmley, £102 Follions, £100 East Cocklaw, £97 Barker House
Suffolk x – £100 Barker House, £96 Haredene, £94 Elf Hills
Beltex x - £82 Palm Strothers
Leicester - £110 & £106 East Unthank, £92 Barker House & Ottercops
Zwartble - £73 West Wharmley
Cheviot - £54 & £50 Flotterton
Mule – £80 Haredene, £74 Barker House, £72 East Cocklaw & Low Leam, £70 China Hall, £69 Felton Demesne & East Farm
Blackface – £56 East Farm
Swaledale – £43 Low Leam, £40 Barker House, £38 East Unthank
Crossbred - £100 Barker House, £90 South Colwell
Another outstanding entry of quality store lambs sold to a full ring of purchasers ensuring all classes were in big demand. Topping the sale was an outstanding Texel x lamb consigned by John White and Lucy Sanders, Bavington Hill Head realising £94. More lambs could be sold to vendor advantage and numbers are wanted for next weeks’ sale. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Auctioneers for further enquiries 01434 605444
Texel x (Av £68.03) – £94 & £91 Bavington Hill Head, £88 Lee Hall, £86 Longlea Netherwitton, £84.50 Bensons Fell, £84 Wingates Moor & Bavington Hill Head, £83.50 Greyside, £83 China Hall, Butterknowes, Chapel House Gilsland, West Heddon, Chapel House Allendale & Follions, £82.50 Chapel House Gilsland & Bensons Fell, £81.50 Bavington Hill Head, £81 Little Swinburne, £80 Longlea Netherwitton & Chapel House Gilsland, £79.50 Wingates Moor & Lough Green, £78.50 Longlea Netherwitton, £78 Elf Hills & West Mill Hills, £77.50 West Heddon, £77 Haggwood, China Hall & Butterknowes
Suffolk x (Av £65.47) – £74.50 Haggwood, £73.50 Intake, £72 Hedleywood & Felton Demesne, £70.50 Felton Demesne, £70 Blueburn & Elford, £69.50 Felton Demesne & Lee Hall, £69 Fallowfield (x2)
Beltex x - £68 Garden Field
Hampshire x (Av £50.39) - £52 Pilmuir
Zwartbles - £56 Three Farms
Leicester (Av £60.20) - £71 Lowes Fell
Cheviot x - £74.50 Flotterton, £72 West Mill Hills
Another strong entry of Mules sold very well indeed. Topping at £76.50 for a penful of 41 strong Mules consigned by M/s I Potts, Redburn, Bishop Auckland.
Mule –(Av £63.93) £76.50 Redburn, £76 Brinkburnhope, £70 Greyside, £66.50 Cowden Burn, £65 China Hall, £64 Redburn
Blackface (Av £36.91) – £65 Flotterton, £56 Brinkburnhope, £51.50 Townfoot Woodburn, £47.50 Blueburn, £46.50 Hepple Whitefield, £46 Ramshope, £45 Stell Green & Hepple Whitefield, £44 Bellshiel
Swaledale (Av £42.79) - £63 Low Greenley Cleugh, £53 Hepple Whitefield, £43.50 Low Greenley Cleugh
Crossbred – £59 Ogle Dene