Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 18th September 2018
Nice selection of butchers heifers forward this week from M/s GR Scott & Son, Corneyside, Matfen which topped at 237.5ppk.
Limousin Heifers – £1288.74, £1244.50 & £1194.98 Corneyside
237.5p, 228.5p & 211.5p Corneyside
Trade much dearer than last week. A smaller number of cows forward this week but a good show of flesh.
Topping todays sale was a Simmental x cow from A Willey, Broomfield that realised 161.5ppk and £1282.31
More and more cows needed at Hexham. We have the buyers that can handle many more cows.
For entries and enquiries please call Drew on 07854361967
Limousin – £1271.03 & £1140.70 Halton Red House, £843.50 Dykehead
157.5p & 152.5p Halton Red House, 123.5p & 120.5p Dykehead
Simmental - £1282.31 & £1021.68 Broomfield
Longhorn - £948.74 Broomfield
A smaller show of lambs forward to last week and slightly dearer for all classes although more heavier lambs forward.
Top price was £99 and 230.2p for Beltex x from Black Callerton.
Texel x – £95 West Shields, £94.50 Old Town, £93.50 West Shields & Springwell, £93 Thockrington, £92 Springwell, £89 Little Swinburne, £88.50 Black Callerton, £88 East Knitsley, £87 High Eshells, Low Brunton & West Shields, £86.50 H8igh Eshells (x2) & Springwell, £85.50 Little Swinburne & Springwell, £84.50 St Oswalds & West Shields, £84 Little Swinburne (x2) & Springwell, £83.50 Springwell, £83 Little Swinburne & East Knitsley, £82 Low Eshells, Little Swinburne, Sunniside, West Uppertown, West Shields & Springwell, £81.50 West Kirkheaton & Berwick Hill
207p Little Swinburne, 206.1p St Oswalds, 203.6p Little Swinburne, 202.1p West Shields, 200p (x2) & 197.6p Little Swinburne, 196.6p High Eshells (x2), 193.9p St Oswalds, 192.3p Fell Lane, 190.7p Little Swinburne, 184.5p Linacres & Low Eshells, 184.4p Black Callerton, 183.8p East Uppertown, 183.7p West Shields, 181.4p Merryshields, 181.3p Low Brunton, 181p High Eshells, 180.7p St Oswalds, 177.9p Willimoteswick, 177.8p Low Eshells (x2) & East Knitsley, 176.2p Willimoteswick, 175.6p Linacres, 174.9p Black Callerton (x2), £174.4p West Kirkheaton, 174p Springwell
Dutch Texel x - £86 & £80 Willimoteswick
204.8p & 200p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £93 Berwick Hill, £88 Sunniside, £86.20 Old Town, £86 Thockrington & Sunniside, £83.80 Thockrington, £82 Thockrington & Sunniside, £81.50 Berwick Hill, £81.20 & £80.80 Thockrington, £80 Low Eshells, Fairley, Middle Heads & Old Town, £77 Fairley
174.4p Fell Lane, 173.9p Old Town, 173.8p St Oswalds, 170.5p Low Eshells, 169p Old Town, 165.9p Merryshields, 164.9p Thockrington, 164.3p Black Hedley
Beltex x – £99, £98 & £88 Black Callerton
230.2p, 217.8p & 209.5p Black Callerton
Charollais x - £85, £82.80 & £80 (x3) Sunniside
175p & 166.7p Sunniside
Mule – £78 Bulls Hill, £73.20 Stone Stile, £72.50 Bulls Hill, £71.50 Frolar Meadows, £70.50 Bulls Hill
162.2p & 161.1p Bulls Hill, 159.1p Stone Stile, 158.9p Frolar Meadows, 156.7p Bulls Hill
Cast Ewes and Rams
A small show of ewes were sharper on the week to £90 from Sillywrea.
Texel x – £65 Rye Hill & Middle Heads, £60 Rye Hill, £56 Middle Heads
Suffolk - £65 Sillywrea
Suffolk x - £90 & £70 Sillywrea
Bleu D’Maine - £71 Sillywrea
Cheviot x – £70 Sillywrea
Mule – £50 Middle Heads
Store Sheep | Friday 14th September 2018
Cast ewes sold well to the usual ring of purchasers.
Texel x – £84 Moorgair, £80 Longshaws & Hallington High Farm, £79 Comb Hills, £76 Longshaws, £74 Merryshields, £73 & £69 Grange Farm
Suffolk x – £83 & £69 Merryshields
Beltex x - £80 & £59 Grange House
Cheviot - £53 Old Blacksmith Shop
Mule – £71 Hallington High Farm, £64 Grange House, £60 Moorgair, £59 Hallington High Farm, £50 Dyke Nook
Blackface – £27 Kirkley Hall
Swaledale – £24.50 Whiskershiel, £24 Dyke Nook
A smaller show of sheep due to the Kelso Rams Sales sold well to a good company of purchasers.
Texel x – £85 Old Blacksmith Shop, £77.50 Glendale, £77 Loadman, £76 Houxty House, Agars Hill & Glendale, £73.50 The Shank & Glendale, £73 Haining Head & Spenside, £70 Loadman & Agars Hill, £69.50 Broadgates, £69 Cooper House, Broadgates & Agars Hill
Dutch Texel x - £74.50 Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £71 Cooper House, £68 Old Town, £67 Black Hedley, £66 Allenheads Farm
Beltex x - £Grange Farm & Hownsgill, £77 Grange Farm & Mill House, £75 Grange Farm & Mill House, £74 Mill House, £73.50 Stanton Town Head, £73 Hownsgill, £72 Mill House, £71.50 Closehead, £71 Grange Farm
Zwartbles - £63 Hill Top
Cheviot x - £44 North Churchlands
Mule – £64 & £54 Moorlaws, £52 Haining Head
Blackface – £42 West End Town, £41 Cottonshope
Swaledale - £40 Linshiels
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 12th September 2018
Scots Gap Auction Mart
Wednesday 12th September 2018
Scots Gap Mart at their weekly sold sold prime lambs to a top of £89 and 180.9ppkg both for Beltex cross lambs from Ryan Okane, Closehead, Harbottle. Cast sheep peaked at £90 for a big Texel cross ewe from Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley. All crosses were easier on the week in-line with both regional and national trends.
Texel x – £85 Pitland Hills, £85 Dene House, £82 Barrasford Green, £80 Paxton Dene, £79 Barrasford Green, £74 Closehead, £73 (x2) & £70.50 Paxton Dene, £68.20 Swarland Home Farm, £68 Lynup Hill, £68 (x2) Closehead, £67 Lynup Hill, £67 Bridgeford, & £67 Closehead
172.1p Closehead, 171.8p Bridgeford, 170.0p Lynup Hill, 170.0p Closehead, 167.9p Paxton Dene, 167.5p Lynup Hill, 165.9p Paxton Dene, 163.4p Closehead,162.5p Bridgeford, 162.2p Paxton Dene, 161.9p Closehead, 161.2p Barrasford Green, 160.0p Paxton Dene, 160.0p Swarland Home Farm
Beltex x - £8, £85(x2) Closehead
180.9p, 178.0p & 173.5p
Suffolk x - £80 & £79 Dene House
154.9p Dene House
Mule - £72 & 146.9p Pitland Hills
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £90, £87 Paxton Dene, £85 Crook Dene, £77 Townfoot, £75 Little Harle, £74 Paxton Dene, £67 Shaftoe Moor.
Suffolk x – £74.50 Shaftoe Moor
Leicester - £89 Little Harle
Mule - £76 Crook Dene, £73.50 Little Harle, £67.50 Crook Dene, £57.50 Townfoot, £54.50 Shaftoe Moor
Cheviot Mule - £79 Barrasford Green
Blackface - £45.50 Townfoot
Scots Gap Mart Breeding Sheep | Wednesday 12th September 2018
Scots Gap Auction Mart held their Annual Prize Show & Sale of Mule & Other Gimmers and a small but select entry met a satisfying trade.
The show was expertly judged by Mr Malcolm Oliver, Matfen Home Farm and kindly sponsored by John Warren ABP Ltd.
Mr Oliver gave each consignment his due consideration and awarded the Champion Rosette and the Joe Arthur Memorial Trophy to a tremendous pen of bonny, strong and upstanding sheep from Ian & Ann Hamilton, Claywalls.
Champion – I & A Hamilton, Claywalls - £160 to the Judge
Reserve – RW Arthur, Hudspeth - £135 to Messrs Rayson
3rd Prize – GN Potts & Son, Doe Hill - £142 to the Judge
In addition, Messrs Hamilton sold another pen at the same price and averaged £154 for 60 sheep sold.
John Longlands, Tone Hall equalled the same sale topping price of £160 for a super pen of Texel Crosses which sold to Messrs Rayson also.
Mule Gimmers - £160 Claywalls (x2), £144 Claywalls, £142 Doe Hill, £138 & £135 Hudspeth, £134 & £130 Doe Hill, £120 Hudspeth
Texel x Gimmers - £160 Tone Hall
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 11th September 2018
Two clean cattle in again this week meeting a nice trade again. We can handle more clean cattle each week.
For entries please call Drew Patrick 07854361967
Charolais Heifers – £1337.22 & £1248.23 Flotterton
225.5p & 222.5p Flotterton
Few more cows forward this week but a much poorer show compared to previous week. Saying that, all cows weighing well for vendors.
Topping p/kg was M/s SD White, Steel Hall for a BBx cow realising 153.5ppk
On the whole all cows slightly dearer on the week. More needed next week. Please can all vendors enter cows on a Monday so we can let potential purchasers know what’s in. For entries please call Drew Patrick on 07854361967
Limousin (Male) – £934.23 & 104.5p Birkside
Limousin – £1044.27 Tone Hall, £1001.82 Holly Hill West, £964.65 & £845.64 Stoop Rigg
147.5p Stoop Rigg, 141.5p Tone Hall & Holly Hill West, 125.5p, 123.5p & 121.5p Stoop Rigg, 117.5p Rugley Walls, 115.5p Stoop Rigg
British Blue – £1119.02 & £1037.51 Steel Hall
153.5p & 143.5p Steel Hall
Simmental - £938.88 & 101.5p Stoop Rigg
Angus - £967.88 & 133.5p Crook Dene
Trade much easier on the week but in line with other markets.
Top price £90 for Texel x from JG Milburn & Son, Loadman and 202.4p for Texel x from WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne.
Texel x – £90 Loadman, £89 Nunwick & Horton Low House, £88 Loadman, £86.50 Nunwick, £85 Comb Hills (x2), Little Swinburne & Springwell Cottage, £84.50 High Eshells & St Oswalds, £84.20 Nunwick, £84 (x2) Little Swinburne, £83.50 Nunwick, £83 Loadman & Little Swinburne, £82.50 Little Swinburne & Nunwick, £82 Little Swinburne & Bingfield Combe, £81.80 Low Ardley, £81 Yatesfield & Nunwick, £80.60 Ravenside, £80 High Salmonswell, Low Eshells (x2), Comb Hills & Springwell Cottage, £79 St Oswalds & Halfway House, £78.50 Yatesfield, Halfway House & Rare Dean, £78 High Eshells, Comb Hills & Baal Hill
202.4p Little Swinburne, 201.2p St Oswalds, 200p, 196.4p & 195.4p Little Swinburne, 193.5p Nunwick, 193p Little Swinburne, 192.1p High Eshells, 190.7p Little Swinburne, 190.2p Comb Hills, 189.8p Nunwick, 188.1p St Oswalds, 186.1p Comb Hills, 184.4p Loadman, 183.2p Ravenside, 181.7p Highwood, 181p High Eshells, 180.5p Moss Barns, 180p & 179.6p Loadman, 179.2p Nunwick, 178.4p Yatesfield, 177.9p Comb Hills, 177.4p Low Eshells, 176.9p Townshields, 176.8p Crowhall & St Oswalds, 176.7p Low Ardley, 176.3p Lodge Farm, 174.4p Comb Hills, Haggwood & High Alderheads, 174p Springwell Cottage (x2), 173.9p Low Eshells
Dutch Texel x - £77.50 & 193.8p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £82 Horton Low House, £81 Nunwick, £80 Great Bavington, £79 Haggwood, £78 Sunny Farm, Baal Hill, Luns House & Horton Low House, £76.50 Great Bavington, £76 Rare Dean, £75.50 East Fourstones, £75 Low Eshells & Luns House, £74.50 Great Bavington, £73.20 Sillywrea & Great Bavington, £73 Haggwood
170.2p Great Bavington, 168.8p Nunwick, 167.9p Great Bavington, 167.6p Sillywrea, 167.5p East Fourstones, 166.7p South Gunnerton & Great Bavington, 166.4p Sillywrea, 165.9p Haggwood, 164.8p & 162.8p Great Bavington, 162.5p Baal Hill, 162p Great Bavington, 161.7p Rare Dean, 160.6p East Fourstones
Bleu D’Maine x - £80 & 171.4p Sillywrea
Mule – £72 Yatesfield, £69 North Cocklake, £64.50 Hotbank, £62 Crowhall
163.6p Yatesfield, 156.4p Hotbank, 153.3p North Cocklake, 151.2p Crowhall
Blackface - £49.50 Hotbank
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £70 East Fourstones
Suffolk x - £64 & £61 East Fourstones
Mule – £49 East Fourstones
Opening Sale of Ewe Lambs | Friday 7th September 2018
Mule Ewe Lambs
Hexham and Northern Marts held their opening Prize Show and Sale with a catalogued entry of 1780 Mule Ewe Lambs (Ex North of England Blackface Ewes), slightly down on 2017, on behalf of Members and Non Members of NEMSA
The Prize Show was kindly sponsored again this year by Robson & Cowan, Scots Gap and “Sherriffs”, John Deere Dealers, Tyne Mills, Hexham.
The judge for the Mule lambs was well known figure around the ringside and local shows, Joe Vickers, South Rennington who expertly judged the pens of 25. With the top quality on show he had a very difficult task.
With Joe’s expertise in the “Mule World” he awarded the Champion Pen, which received the Robson & Cowan Trophy, to an outstanding pen of 25 to Martyn Archer of RD Archer & Son, Carry House. They later sold at £125 purchased by J Leiper & Sons, Black Heddon.
The Reserve Champion pen went to Robert & John English, Brownsleazes and were sold at £122.
3rd Prize pen went to John & Andrew Hunter, The Steel which later sold at £124.
The run of 100 or more, which received the Stuart Ridley Memorial Trophy, also went to Robert & John English, Brownsleazes.
The noted No 4 sheep ring was packed to the rafters with purchasers from Scotland to Devon.
Taking into consideration the weather conditions in the spring and summer a tremendous show of lambs was presented. Trade for strong lambs were in demand with the smaller end harder to sell but the average was only £3.20 down on the good average of 2017.
1st Prize – M/s Archer, Carry House
2nd Prize – M/s English, Brownsleazes
3rd Prize - M/s Hunter, The Steel
Best Run of 100 – M/s English, Brownsleazes
£135 Quarry House, £134 Great Chesters, £131 Carry House, £126 Edlingham Newtown, £125 Carry House, £124 The Steel, £123 Great Chesters, £122 Brownsleazes & Quarry House (x3), £121 The Steel, Carry House & Shitlington Hall, £120 The Steel, Whiteside, Carry House, Quarry House & Pitland Hills, £119 The Steel & Hole Farm, £118 Penpeugh, Brownsleazes, Hole Farm & Quarry House, £117 Edlingham Newtown, £116 The Steel, Carry House & Shitlington Hall (x2), £114 Shitlington Hall (x2), £113 Broomhope, £112 Brownsleazes, Whiteside & Shitlington Hall, £111 Whiteside (x2) & Edges Green, £108 Shitlington Hall, £106 Penpeugh, Pitland Hills & Hole Farm, £104 Broomhope, £102 Whiteside & Broomhope, £100 Whiteside & Great Chesters
Texel & Suffolk x Ewe Lambs
The company offered for sale 376 Texel and Suffolk cross ewe lambs, the majority bred from North of England Mule mothers.
Trade for both classes was highly selective and secondary types proved hard to place.
A super pen of ¾ Texel crosses from father and daughter team Graham and Gemma Common, Low Ardley, Hexhamshire led the trade at £105 to a regular buyer whilst Angus Graham, Stone Hall Slaggyford saw the best of the Mule bred trade at £98 for his tops.
Texel Ewe Lambs
£85 Chapel House
Texel x Ewe Lambs
£105 Low Ardley, £98 Stone Hall, £96 & £94 Low Ardley, £92 Stone Hall & Low Ardley, £90 Low Ardley, £86 Stone Hall & Low Ardley, £84 Stone Hall
Blackface Ewe Lambs
The company offered for sale 625 Hexham Type Blackface ewe lambs at their opening sale of the season.
The show was held prior to the sale and expertly judged by Harry Morshead, Harsondale who made his awards as follows –
1st Prize – Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill
2nd Prize – M/s Murray, Sewingshields
3rd Prize – M/s Halbert, Prospect House
With a cold spring and a dry summer behind them lambs came forward in remarkable form and were a great credit to all breeders.
A full ringside of onlookers witnessed a trade which was very similar to that seen twelve months earlier for the better end of each consignment although lesser lambs showing the signs of the summer drought were harder to cash.
The champion pen from Messrs Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill shared top honours in the sale ring with the lead pen from Charlie Halbert, Prospect House which had earlier stood Third Prize in a very strong show. Both these pens sold to £138 per head, the champions selling to a private buyer based north of the border whilst the third prize pen sold once again to a locally based breeder of top quality Mule ewe lambs.
The leading average of the day was achieved by Dennis and Patricia Yeats from their “Close A Burn” flock of traditional Hexham types, based along the Roman Wall. Bidding was brisk from start to finish of their consignment of powerful lambs with “Carcase, Colours and Coats” for which the Hexham type is renowned. Competition was fierce and saw five of M/s Yeats pens change hands in excess of three figures and the entire run returned at £120.22 per head.
Leading prices -
£138 Wanwood Hill & Prospect House, £136, £126 & £120 (x2)Close A Burn, £118 Sewingshields, £115 Prospect House, £114 Wanwood Hill, £112 Sewingshields, £111 The Lampert, £110 Wanwood Hill, £108 Close A Burn, £100 Greenleighton, £92 Close A Burn, £88 Greenleighton & Prospect House, £82 Sewingshields, £80 Townfoot Woodburn
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 7th September 2018
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale offered a catalogue of 220 head of beef bred store cattle. All classes looked dearer on the week and demand appears to be growing along with the grass throughout the region.
For the third week in succession trade at the top end of the scale was dominated by coquet valley cattlemen and brothers Derek & Vincent Milburn, Holling Hill who are renowned at this centre for the quality of the cattle they present on a regular basis. A run of fifteen tremendous forward heifers, all by the Charolais sire peaked at £1355, twice, for animals at 18 and 20 months of age which were displaying a great deal of potential to carry considerable additional weight after short term finishing. These two sold to great customers based in North Yorkshire and Derbyshire and the entire consignment returned an average of £1270 throughout selling to these and a select handful of discerning nearby buyers from Northumberland and County Durham.
Steer trade peaked on the day at a well-deserved £1290 for a pair of Angus cross bullocks from Father & Son team Hector & Roger Rutherford, Low Eshells. The steers, by a registered pedigree Angus sire stood well-grown and weighty in the sale ring at just 14 months of age and as such attracted bidding from all quarters. The Hexhamshire family sold 6 Angus cattle; three steers and three heifers all at the same age to average a very worthy £1120. Within the same ‘middle aged’ bracket; those cattle 11-17 months, Messrs Philipson, Broadgates, Sinderhope sold a smart Limmy yearling heifer which realised £1230.
The youngest class of cattle, those at ten months and under were the least represented on the day however steers at 9 months still exceeded four figures on three occasions. Firstly Messrs Cuthbert, Low Town, Longframlington sold a well-bred Charolais cross steer at £1080 whilst Martin Johnson & Family, High Fotherley, Riding Mill sold two of their trademark Angus cross steers at the same age and also by a registered pedigree bull to £1060 and £1020.
As the autumn sales fast approach demand is indeed sharpening and purchasers are keen for cattle, contact our auctioneers if you have cattle to sell in the next few weeks.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1355 (X2), £1310, £1305, £1255, £1235, £1220, £1210 & £1190 Holling Hill
Limousin x steers – £1240 Dovecote
Limousin x heifers - £1260 South Kirkheaton, £1180 Colwell Demesne, £1095 & £1080 South Kirkheaton
Hereford x heifers – £1060 South Kirkheaton
Galloway steers - £840 East Newham
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1100 Harewalls & West Shields, £1065 & £1040 Harewalls, £1000 Thornley Hall, £990 Harewalls
Charolais x heifers – £1320, £1300, £1290, £1280, £1225 & £1205 Holling Hill, £1090 Harewalls, £950 Harewalls, West Shields & Rosebrough
Limousin x steers – £1270, £1230 (x2), £1165, £1120, £1110 & £1095 Dovecote, £1050 South Kirkheaton, £1010 & £990 Moorburn House, £980 East Newham
Limousin x heifers – £990 Hollin Close, £945 South Kirkheaton, £930 Low Eshells
Simmental x steers –£990 Broadgates
Simmental x heifers – £985 South Kirkheaton
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £985 Moorburn House
Limousin x steers – £1065 Dyke Nook, £1060 Hollin Close, £1045 Close House & Low Town, £985 Close House, £980 Broadgates, £965 Moorburn House
Limousin x heifers – £1230 Broadgates, £1130 Close House, £1075 Low Town, £1060 & £990 Low Eshells, £940 Dyke Nook
Simmental x steers – £1110, £1060 (x2) & £995 Longlea Netherwitton
Angus x steers – £1290 Low Eshells, £1150 Redesmouth, £1100 Low Eshells & High Fotherley, £1070 High Fotherley, £1040 Redesmouth, £1030 Longlea Netherwitton, £1000 High Fotherley (x3), £950 Redesmouth & East Flass
Angus x heifers – £1030 Low Eshells, £1020 Redesmouth & Low Eshells, £990 Low Eshells
Cattle 10 months and under
Charolais x steers – £1080 & £935 Low Town
Angus x steers – £1060 & £1020 High Fotherley
Cast ewes would be slightly sharper than last week, especially fleshed ewes. Mules also dearer than last week.
More needed for next week’s sale.
Texel – £88 Woodlands, £84 North Cocklake
Texel x – £100 Nunwick, £85 Little Whittington, £84 Nunwick, £83 Steel Hall, £82 Agars Hill, £80 Little Whittington, £77 East Uppertown, £76 Nunwick, £73 Woodlands & Hepple Whitefield, £72 Linacres, £70 Agars Hill (x2), Butterknowes (x2) & Plankey Mill
Suffolk x – £84 Little Whittington, £79 Little Whittington & Woodlands
Leicester - £75 Butterknowes
Half Bred - £58 Steel Hall
Mule – £79 High Barns, £76 & £71 Nunwick, £70 Little Whittington, £66 East Uppertown, £64 Glebe Farm, £60 Plankey Mill & North Cocklake
Blackface – £47 Hotbank, £36 Cottonshope
Swaledale – £40 Glebe Farm
Crossbred - £84 Nunwick
Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly catalogued sale of 3045 Store Lambs.
A poorer show of sheep this week compared to last week but trade just the same and would be sharper in places, especially Mule lambs. The sale average being fifty pence more than the previous week.
Topping the sale was an exceptional Texel x lamb from RH Walton, Linacres realising £95. Mules topped at £65.50 for a good penful for Mr A McNabney, Barsalloch Farm, Newton Stewart.
All sheep required next week as the buyers will be here even though it’s the Ram Sales at Kelso.
For entries and enquiries call the office 01434 605444 or Drew 07854361967.
Entries before 11am Monday to get onto the catalogue.
Texel - £70 Chapel House
Texel x – £95 Linacres, £85.50 Willimoteswick & Cowbyre, £84 Well Bank, £83 Westburnhope, £81 Loadman, Thornton Tower & Chapel House, £79 Park Villas & Well Bank, £78.50 Cowbyre, £77.50 Cooper House, Thornton Tower & Fern Dene, £77 Moorlaws & Linacres, £76 Chapel House Gilsland & Brieredge, £75 Thornton Tower & Whitechapel, £74.50 Stone Hall, £74 Moorlaws, Cooper House & Thornton Tower, £73.50 Linacres & Whitechapel, £73 Thornton Tower & Lodge Farm, £72.50 Cockhall & Littlebeck, £71.50 Park Villas, £71 Cockhall, £70 Lodge Farm, Westburnhope, Snitter & Barsalloch
Dutch Texel - £87 & £75 Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £82 & £77.50 Thornton Tower, £77 Cooper House, £74 & £68.50 Settlingstones, £68 Park Villas & Hepple Whitefield
Beltex x - £83 Chapel House Gilsland, £80 Hareshaw Allotment & Chapel House Gilsland, £72 Westburnhope, £71 Watch Hill
Cheviot - £49 Cottonshope
Mule – £65.50 Barsalloch, £63.50 Brieredge, £58.50 Cowbyre & Nookton, £57 Wolf Hills
Blackface – £55.50 Barsalloch
Crossbred – £75 Thornton Tower
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 5th September 2018
Scots Gap Mart at their weekly sale sold prime lambs to a top of £96 for a super heavy Texel cross lamb from Jim & Nick Brown, East White Hill, which was purchased by Jeff Dunn, as was the best from Percy & Neil Robson, Dene House, another heavy Texel which was sold at £94. Matt Walby, East House, sold a smart pen of 40 Texel crosses at 40kg for 202.5ppkg to Jamie Curle, Bowsden.
Cast sheep topped at £99 for a pure bred Texel ewe from David Varty, Rothley Crag and Mules sold to £75 from Messrs Walton, Ogle Castle, whilst Blackies cashed at £63 from Troughend.
Texel x – £96 East White Hill, £94 Dene House, £90 East White Hill, £82 East House, £82 Dykehead, £81.50 Whittonshields, £81 East House, £81 The Chester, £79 East House, £79 Dene House, £78 East House, £78 Dene House, £78 Dykehead, £75 East White Hill, £75 Dykehead, £75 West Grange
202.5p East House, 195.0p Dykehead, 192.9p The Chesters, 192.3p Dykehead, 190.7p & 190.2p East House, 186.4p Dykehead, 178.6p East White Hill, 174.4p Rothley Crag, 173.8p East House, 173.3p West Grange, 173.1p East White Hill, 170.5p West Grange, 170.3p Raburn Cottage, 169.3p Newbiggin, 168.1p East House
Suffolk x - £90 East White Hill, £82 Dene House, £75 East White Hill, & £75 Glebe Farm
166.7p East White Hill, 164.0p Dene House, 163.6p Glebe Farm
Mule - £64 Northumberland College
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £99 Rothley Crag, £96 Ogle Castle, £81 & £80 Dykehead
Suffolk x - £94 Ogle Castle
Mule - £75 Ogle Castle & £60 Colwell Hill
Blackface - £63 Dunns Houses
Swaledale - £49 & £41 Colwell Hill
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 4th September 2018
A nice show of clean cattle this week which took advantage of the local butcher trade.
Sale was topped by a lovely heifer from Cheesebrough & Son Ltd, Heddon Haugh which sold for 2.385ppk to Bellingham Craft Butchers.
Limousin Heifers – £1312.61 & £1230.66 Heddon Haugh
238.5p & 231.5p Heddon Haugh
Charolais Heifers – £1287.60 & £1203.94 Flotterton
218.5p & 217.5p Flotterton
More cows forward this week with more feeding sorts forward compared to last week. These would be slightly dearer also.
Topping the sale was a Limousin x cow from M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne which realised 158.5ppk.
More cows needed each week to fulfil buyers demand.
For further information and entries for next week please call Drew Patrick on 07854361967
Limousin – £1279.10 Little Swinburne, £957.99 Dykehead, £943.26 Steeley Farm
158.5p Little Swinburne, 139.5p & 135.5p Dykehead
British Blue – £832.28 & 121.5p Aydonshields
Simmental - £929.48 Colwell Demesne, £850.83 Tone Hall
127.5p Colwell Demesne, 118.5p Tone Hall
Big increase in numbers this week. All classes slightly easier on the good rates of last week with well fleshed lambs easily sold with others harder to sell.
Top price per head £98 for Texel x from M/s K Smith & Sons, East Greenridge.
Top price per kilo also Texel’s from M/s JG Milburn & Sons, Loadman at 228.1p
Texel x – £98 East Greenridge, £95 Loadman, £94.50 West Kirkheaton, £93.50 Loadman, £93 Grange Farm, £92.50 Thockrington, £91.50 East Greenridge, £90 Loadman & Little Swinburne, £89.50 East Uppertown, £89 Low Eshells, Grange Farm & Colepike (x2), £88.80 West Shields (x2), £88.50 Yatesfield & Little Swinburne, £88 High Eshells, Middle Dukesfield, Little Swinburne & Grange Farm, £87.50 Harwood Shield, Matfen High House, Bulls Hill & Rare Dean, £87.20 Little Swinburne, £87 High Eshells, Little Swinburne, Low Ardley (x2) & Springwood, £86.80 Yatesfield, £86 Loadman, East Greenridge, Thockrington, Low Ardley & Linacres
228.1p Loadman, 223.2p & 222.7p East Greenridge, 220p & 219.5p Little Swinburne, 218.3p East Uppertown, 209.8p East Greenridge, 203.6p High Salmonswell & High Eshells, 201.1p Little Swinburne, 200p Loadman, 198.8p Highwood, 198.2p Little Swinburne, 197.7p High Eshells, 197.3p West Shields, 196.9p Lingey Field, 195.4p Middle Dukesfield, 194.4p Matfen High House, 194.1p Middle Dukesfield, 193.6p Palm Strothers, 193p Yatesfield, 192.7p China Hall, 192.5p Low Eshells, 191.7p Lingey Field, 191p Sherburn Tower, 190.9p Grange Farm, 190.5p Little Swinburne & Linacres, 189.4p Grange Farm, 188.9p West Shields, 188.1p Grange Farm, 187.8p Thockrington, 187p Chesterwood, 186.7p Low Eshells (x2), 186.3p Loadman, 186.1p Willimoteswick
Dutch Texel x - £95 & £82 Willimoteswick
220.9p & 200p Willimoteswick
Suffolk x – £95 Thockrington, £88 Rare Dean, £87 Thockrington, £86.50 Thockrington & Flotterton, £86.20 Rare Dean, £85 Thockrington & Old Town, £84.80 Rare Dean, £84 Colepike, £83 Thockrington, £81 New Dotland & Old Town, £80 Sunny Farm & New Dotland
184.4p Rare Dean, 182.6p Colepike181.8p New Dotland, 179p Old Town, 178.6p Board Inn, 176.3p & 176.2p Fairley, 176.1p Merryshields, New Dotland & Old Town, 175.9p Rare Dean, 175.6p Flotterton, 173.5p Old Town, 173p Flotterton, 172.4p Merryshields, 172.2p West Kirkheaton, 171.4p New Dotland
Bleu D’Maine x - £70 & 194.4p East Uppertown
Leicester – £78 & 177.3p Harwood Shield
Cheviot Mule - £75.20 & 174.9p Bingfield Combe
Mule – £84.50 Warksfield Head, £84 Harwood Shield, £76.50 Warksfield Head, £71.50 Bulls Hill
173.9p Warksfield Head, 171.4p Harwood Shield
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £86 Old Town, £62 Sherburn Tower
Mule – £70 China Hall
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 31st August 2018
Hexham & Northern Marts at their last sale of store cattle in the summer season offered a catalogued entry of 215 head.
The sale was virtually a mirror image of the previous week in terms of top rankings with Messrs Milburn, Holling Hill coming forward with a strong run of steers this week which peaked at £1380 for a powerful bullock at 18 months by the Limousin sire and three more making £1360 and £1350 also. A load of ten at the same age split evenly between Limmy and Charolais crosses returned well at £1334 for the Rothbury based Milburn family. The dearest native breed animal on the day was an Angus bullock from Martin Snaith; very near neighbour to the sale leaders, at Great Tosson, Rothbury who sold his best Angus bullock, at 20 months of age and by a registered pedigree sire for £1340. The dearest heifer came from Mark Featherstone, Allendale Farm; a Limousin cross at 20 months which changed hands at £1240.
As autumn approaches buyer confidence at the ringside certainly appears renewed after a very uncertain summer and is perhaps buoyed on by the rising finished prices seen this week. The best end of younger cattle are increasingly sought after and Michael Swanson, Haggwood, Hexhamshire led the middle aged classes at £1265 for one of his typical trademark Charolais cross steers with growth and potential selling to a regular Yorkshire buyer. The Browell Bros; George & John saw a pair of their Limousin cross steers with style and shape at 12 months from Quarry House reach £1210 whilst Anthony White, Low Staples; also on ‘The Shire’ topped the heifer trade at this age with both breeds; a Limousin at £1175 and a Charolais at £1110, both cross bred at 16 months.
The youngest class; those at ten months and under also saw a lift peaking at £1135 for a super Angus cross bullock out of a pure charolais cow from noted breeder of both pedigree breeds; Alan Lawson, South Farm, Hallington. This one was the last sold on the day and sired by Alans own home bred pedigree Angus bull ‘Hallington Jubilee Eric’ proving that the use of registered bulls is more than worthwhile. Richard Walton, Linacres saw the best of the continental trade for this class with a Charolais cross steer at £1030 and a Limousin at £1000 leading his Wark based consignment.
Increasing numbers of cattle are now actively sought for our weekly sales to meet buyer demand and our team of auctioneers are happy to travel, both within our region and beyond to appraise your cattle and identify the best route to auction and maximum returns.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £1350, £1325, £1310 & £1295 Holling Hill
Limousin x steers – £1380 & £1335 Holling Hill, £1200 South Kirkheaton, £1180 Ingoe Low Hall, £1145 South Kirkheaton, £1140, £1105, £1070 & £1050 Ingoe Low Hall
Limousin x heifers - £1240 Allendale Farm, £1125 & £1090 South Kirkheaton, £1010 Kirkley Hall
Simmental x heifers – £1080 & £1040 Allendale Farm
Angus x steers - £1340 & £1160 Great Tosson
Angus x heifers – £1195 Great Tosson, £1170 Kirkley Hall
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1305 Haggwood, £1280 Holling Hill, £1240 Low Staples
Charolais x heifers – £1170 Low Staples, £1160 & £1155 Haggwood
Limousin x steers – £1360 (x2) & £1350 Holling Hill, £1270 Ingoe Low Hall, £1180 South Kirkheaton, £1075 West Haydon, £1070 & £1060 South Kirkheaton
Limousin x heifers – £1135 South Kirkheaton, £1065 Cheviot, £1060 Willimoteswick, £1030 West Haydon, £1010 West Kirkheaton, £990Cheviot & East Newham, £950 South Kirkheaton & East Newham
British Blue x heifers - £960 West Kirkheaton
Angus x steers -£1100 Watch Hill
Angus x heifers – £1120 Great Tosson, £1080 Watch Hill
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1265 Haggwood, £1070 & £1020 White House Birtley, £965 Castle Nook
Charolais x heifers - £1110 Low Staples, £1090 & £1080 Haggwood, £920 Castle Nook
Limousin x steers – £1210, £1145, £1100 & £1070 Quarry House, £1050 & £1030 Linacres, £1015 Westerheugh, £990 West Haydon, £960 East Newham
Limousin x heifers – £1175 Low Staples, £945 Westerheugh, £910 Willimoteswick, £900 Quarry House & Willimoteswick
British Blue x steers – £1030 Willimoteswick
Simmental x steers – £910 Hedley West
Angus x steers – £1000 South Gunnerton
Highland x heifers – £800 Castle Nook
Cattle 10 months and under
Charolais x steers – £1030 Linacres
Limousin x steers – £1000 Linacres
Angus x steers – £1135 Hallington South
Slightly more ewes about this week which met a faster trade especially for fleshed ewes.
Horned ewes would be sharper also with more men looking to buy such ewes around the ring this week.
Texel x – £105 Lough Green, £97 Middle Horsleyhope, £94 Haining Hall, £83 South Hallington, £78 Middle Horsleyhope, £71 Middle Horsleyhope & Cooper House, £69 High Fotherley, £67 East Uppertown, £65 South Hallington, £64 Cooper House, £63 Settlingstones
Dutch Texel x -£81 Newbiggin Hill
Suffolk x – £59 High Fotherley
Beltex x - £110, £99, £86 & £72 Middle Horsleyhope
Leicester - £90 Burnbank
Cheviot - £48 Low Houselope
Mule – £78 Cheviot, £77 Haining Hall, £71 North Acomb, £63 North Acomb & Cheviot, £62 Settlingstones, £60 Cooper House, £59 East Uppertown, £55 High Fotherley
Blackface – £54 North Acomb, £52 Brieredge, £43 Burnbank & Tarset Hall, £42 Penpeugh
Jacob – £49 North Acomb
Crossbred - £98 North Acomb, £93 South Hallington, £59 High Fotherley
Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly store sheep sale. Less numbers this week but all classes of sheep sharper on the week.
Beltex x lambs topped the sale this week for Mr James Latimer, Chapel House, Cumbria which realised £104. Mr Latimer had 2 further pens that broke the £90 barrier.
Mules this week were topped at £76.50 for M/s H&L Morshead, Harsondale. M/s W&PF Walton also took advantage of this week’s trade and sold a pen for £71.
Hill lambs topped at £50 this week for Blackies from M/s RJ&J Raine, Townfoot, Woodburn.
For entries and enquiries please call the office on 01434 605444 or Drew Patrick 07854361967
Texel x – £86 Ridley Stokoe, £84 Midgeholme, £81.50 Errington Red House, £80.50 Lough Green, £79 Rose Cottage & High Acton, £77.50 Errington Red House, £77 Newbiggin Hill, £76 Ridley Stokoe, £75.50 Buckshot, £75 Cooper House, £73.50 Grange House & Branchend, £73 Midgeholme, £72 Harbottle Well House, Errington Red House, Amos Hill & Hareshaw Allotment, £71.50 High Knitsley, £71 Hareshaw Allotment, £70.50 Broadgates & Midgeholme, £70 Midgeholme (x2), Bankshead, Settlingstones, Hareshaw Allotment, Rose Cottage & Ridley Stokoe, £69.50 The Uplands, Rose Cottage & High Knitsley, £69 The Uplands, Errington Red House, Homilton, Amos Hill (x2),£68 Cooper House, Settlingstones (x2) Salmonswell & Middle Heugh, £67.50 Branchend, £67 Hareshaw Allotment & Salmonswell
Dutch Texel x – £90.50 & £71 Newbiggin Hill, £70 North Cocklake
Suffolk x – £80 Laburnum Cottage, £75 Laburnum Cottage & Bankshead, £72 Settlingstones, £71.50 High Knitsley, £70 Buckshot, Kingswood & High Knitsley, £65 Bankshead & Buckshot
Beltex x - £104 Chapel House, £97.50 Middle Horsleyhope, £94.50 Chapel House, £94 Middle Horsleyhope, £92 Chapel House, £89.50, £89 & £88 Middle Horsleyhope, £82 Chapel House, £79 Hownsgill, £78, £76.50, £73 & £72 Grange Farm, £71 The Shank, £70.50 Grange Farm, £69 Newbiggin Hill, £68 Harbottle Well House & The Shank, £67 & £65.50 Matfen High House, £65 Harbottle Well House
Mule – £76.50 Harsondale, £71 & £66.50 Penpeugh, £65.50 Wolf Hills, £64.50 Softley & Primrose Hill, £61 Harsondale, £60 Primrose Hill, £57 Harsondale & West End Town, £56 Harsondale & Wolf Hills, £55.50 Burnbank, £54.50 Redgate Grange, £53 Wolf Hills
Blackface – £50 Townfoot & Harsondale, £41.50 Harsondale, £40.50 Gleedlee, £40 West End Town
Swaledale - £36 & £35 Agars Hill
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 29th August 2018
Scots Gap Mart at their weekly sale sold 474 prime lambs and cast sheep. With trade greatly improved on the week, all vendors, including many with their first consignments of the season, went home happy. Lambs 0peaked at £100 (238.1ppkg) for a 42kg Beltex cross from Edward Potts, Black Callerton, purchased by Chris Siswick for Messrs Traves, Meat Wholesalers, Escrick, York. The entire entry of lambs averaged £81.28 for 44.3kg with an SQQ if 190.1ppkg
Texel x – £100 Black Callerton, £97 East Newham, £90 Grangemoor (x2), Chesters, Kirkwhelpington Dene House (x2), £89.50 Tosson Tower, £89 High Baulk, £88 Grangemoor & Kirkwhelpington Dene House (x2), £87.50 Chesters, £87 Black Callerton, £86 Tosson Tower (x2), £85.50 Chesters, £85 Low Carriteth & Milbourne West Grange
238.1p Black Callerton, 210.9p East Newham, 207.0p High Baulk, 205.1p Runny Mede, 204.6p Chesters, 202.6p East Newham (x2), 202.3p Black Callerton, 200.0p Dykehead (x2), 198.9p Chesters, 198.8p Black Callerton, 198.1p High Baulk (x2), 197.3p East Newham, 195.7p Grangemoor, 195.5p & 195.4p Tosson Tower
Suffolk x - £92 Chesters, £90 & £88 Capheaton New Houses, £86.50 Kirkwhelpington Dene House (x2), £84.8 Black Callerton, £84 Chesters, Kirkwhelpington Dene House & Capheaton New Houses, £81.50 Chesters, £80.50 East White Hill
197.2p Black Callerton, 189.0p Kirkley Hall, 185.2p & 182.6p Chesters, 182.1p Runny Mede, 175.0p East White Hill (x2), 172.5p Capheaton New Houses, 168.0p Kirkwhelpington Dene House, 166.0p Capheaton New Houses
Mule - £72 & 167.4p Black Callerton
Blackface - £75 & 156.3p Black Callerton
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £76 Low Carriteth, £73 Crook Dene
Mule - £71 & £70 Crook Dene, £69 Low Carriteth, £58 Crook Dene
Herdwick - £45 Fairspring
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 28th August 2018
Smaller and poorer show of cows this week but maintaining last week’s good rates, especially for feeding types.
Limousin (Males) – £956.34 & 103.5p Crook Dene
Limousin - £1075.28 & £840.85 Cowbyre, £827.51 Allenshields, £822.03 Townfoot Woodburn
147.5p Cowbyre, 129.5p Allenshields, 125.5p Cowbyre 7 Townfoot Woodburn, 117.5p Cowbyre
Meuse Rhine Issel - £1028.45 & 135.5p Cowbyre
Shetland - £603.46 & 105.5p Allenshields
More lambs forward on the week and all classes sharper to a top of £91.50 (twice) from High Eshells and 218p from Nunwick.
Texel x – £91.50 (x2) High Eshells, £90 High Eshells, Low Eshells, Little Swinburne (x5) & Nunwick, £89.50 Nunwick, £89 Little Swinburne & Nunwick, £87.50 High Eshells & West Shields, £87.20 Black Callerton, £87 Warksfield Head, Black Callerton & High Alderheads, £86.50 Wallhouses, £86 Black Callerton, £85.50 West Shields & High Knitsley, £85 Ravenside, Nunwick (x3) & Rare Dean
218p Nunwick, 214.3p High Eshells & Little Swinburne (x3), 211.9p Nunwick, 209.3p Little Swinburne, 207.7p Lingey Field, 207.3p & 203.4p Nunwick, 202.8p Black Callerton, 202.3p Little Swinburne, 201.3p & 197.7p Nunwick, 195.4p Little Swinburne, 195.1p Low Eshells, 194.7pb Stobby Lea & High Eshells (x2), 193p High Alderheads, 192.7p West Shields, 191.1p Black Callerton, 190.9p Ravenside, 190.7p Willimoteswick, 190.5p Ravenside, 190.2p Willimoteswick, 189.8p Aydonshields & Nunwick (x2)
Dutch Texel x - £82 Willimoteswick, £80 Burntongues
205.5p Willimoteswick, 195.1p Burntongues
Suffolk x – £90 Old Town, £86.50 & £86 High Alderheads, £84.50 Rare Dean, Old Town & Springwell, £83 Middle Heads & Old Town, £82.50 Rare Dean, £81.80 Black Callerton, £81.50 Rare Dean, £80 Wallhouses, £79 Middle Heads, £78.20 Old Town, £78 Low Eshells & Springwell
186.2p Old Town, 186.1p Wallhouses, 184.4p Old Town, 183p High Alderheads, 182.9p High Knitsley, 181.8p Black Callerton, 181.4p Low Eshells, 179.8p Springwell, 179.6p Middle Heads, 179.1p High Knitsley, 178.8p Sillywrea, 177.3p Springwell, 176.6p Middle Heads, 175.5p Rare Dean
Bleu D’Maine x – £69 & 176.9p Sillywrea
Mule – £77 Yatesfield, £73.50 Hotbank
188.5p Hotbank, 187.8p Yatesfield
Blackface - £70.50 & £66 Hotbank
176.3p & 165p Hotbank
Crossbred - £72.50 Bulls Hill
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £70 Ravenside
Blackface – £37 Hotbank
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 24th August 2018
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale offered a sound catalogued entry of 180 head of beef bred store cattle and all classes continued at the level of trade seen in recent weeks.
In terms of breed the Charolais sire reigned supreme on the day occupying all but one of the top twenty highest prices. The sale peaked at £1380 for a tremendous heifer from regular and successful consignors Messrs Milburn, Holling Hill, Netherwitton who sold ten similarly well turned out cattle to average £1278. The steer trade peaked at £1360 for a big and square pure bred bullock from noted authority on the charolais breed John Coxon, Hepscott Manor, Morpeth. The very best of the younger entry of cattle also sold well on the day and Richard Johnson, West Wharmley was well rewarded for his cross bred genetics using a homebred charolais bull to produce a great run of calves that peaked with a pair of steers at £1230 and a heifer at £1210 to average a worthy £1133 for four steers and five heifers sold.
An active ringside of buyers were keen for all classes but plainer, leaner types that are showing signs of a poor summer at grass still look cheaper in comparison to the best on offer. Increased numbers of cattle could now be handled to satisfy demand on a weekly basis.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x heifers – £1275 Holling Hill (x2), £1065 Hepscott Manor
Limousin x heifers - £1105 East Newham, £1100 West Wharmley
British Blue x heifers - £1085 East Newham
Hereford x steers - £940 Wayn Riggs
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers –£1360 & £1270 Hepscott Manor, £1105 (x2), £1070 & £1050 Thornley Hall, £1045 Thrunton Lowfield, £1020 Thornley Hall
Charolais x heifers – £1380, £1330 (x2), £1275, £1200 & £1190 Holling Hill, £1075 East Newham, £1045 West Wharmley, £960 Thornley Hall, £950 Hedley West
Limousin x heifers – £1010 Langley West, £930 China Hall
Simmental x heifers – £1250 Holling Hill
Angus x steers -£1040 & £1030 Yatesfield
Beef Shorthorn steers – £1060 & £960 Yatesfield
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1230 West Wharmley & Hepscott Manor, £1195 West Wharmley, £1125 Thrunton Lowfield, £1100 West Wharmley, £1080 Thornley Hall
Charolais x heifers - £1210 & £1160 West Wharmley, £1100 & £1090 Hepscott Manor, £930 West Wharmley
Limousin x steers – £1085 & £1050 Lingey Field, £1000 Hope Foot, £915 North Cocklake
Limousin x heifers – £1050 Middle Horsleyhope, £1025 East Newham, £1000 Midgeholme, £900 China Hall
British Blue x heifers – £915 Middle Horsleyhope
Simmental x steers – £1065 Thrunton Lowfield, £995 Thornley Hall, £980 Thrunton Lowfield
Simmental x heifers - £950 Langley West
Angus x steers – £1080 Yatesfield, £1030 Nookton, £1010 Yatesfield
Hereford x steers - £950 Nookton
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x heifers – £820 Linacres
Cast ewe numbers less this week after the Muslim Festival. This week saw more feeding ewes forward which met a good trade with plenty of men ringside for them. Ewes on the whole same trade as last week.
Ewes topped at £94 for Continental x ewes from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope. More ewes needed next week to meet buyers demand.
Texel – £75 (x2) North Cocklake
Texel x – £90 Throstle Nest, £81 The Shield, £80 High Acton, £78 Blackburn, £74 Butterknowes & Burnhope Flatts, £72 & £70 High Fotherley, £66 Springwell, £65 Blackburn
Suffolk x – £80 Middle Horsleyhope, £72 Springwell, £68 Stotgate
Beltex x - £85 & £81 Middle Horsleyhope
Leicester - £70 The Shield
Mule – £64 The Shield & High Shipley, £63 The Shield, £61 High Fotherley
Blackface – £42 Burnhope Flatts
Swaledale – £36 The Shield, £31 Amos Hill
Crossbred - £94 Middle Horsleyhope, £70 The Shield
Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly store lamb sale with 3572 lambs catalogued. Better show of lambs forward this week on the whole and more buyers ringside after this week’s surge of grass growth.
Beltex lambs topped again this week with a tremendous pen making £91 from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope.
Making the trip north to take advantage of the Hexham ring was Sleightholm Farm Partners which realised £90 with another pen of Beltex lambs.
Texels topped at £87.50 for Mr James Latimer, Gilsland, Cumbria.
The biggest show of Mule lambs this season was seen today and would be sharper on the week. Topping the Mules was Mr R Beattie, East Highridge at £76.
Medium keep mule lambs were in demand especially with midland based buyers and ranged between £52 - £55.
Blackface lambs slightly dearer than last week and topped at £52.
Entries for next weeks’ sale invited to the office 01434 605444 or to Drew Patrick 07854361967.
Can we please have them before 11.30 Tuesday to get them into the catalogue.
Texel x – £87.50 Chapel House, £85 Throstle Nest, £84.50 Amos Hill, £82.50 Throstle Nest, Chapel House & Amos Hill, £82 Fallowlee, £80.50 Fell Lane, £79 High Yarridge, £78 Bankshead, £77.50 West Mill Hills, £77 Sleightholm, Highmoss (x2), Edlingham Newtown, West Mill Hills (x2), South Gunnerton & Kingswood, £76.50 Chesterwood, Sleightholm & Fallowfield, £76 Edlingham Newtown, £75 Fell Lane, £74.50 Throstle Nest, South Gunnerton & Normans Riding
Dutch Texel x - £69.50 West Mill Hills, £62, £61.50 & £61 Fallowfield
Suffolk x – £77.50 Broadgates, £76 Sleightholm, £74 Burnhope Flatts, £69 Sleightholm, £68 Chesterwood & Thackside, £66.50 Low Struthers, £65.50 Sleightholm & Broadgate
Beltex x - £91 Middle Horsleyhope, £90 Sleightholm, £88.50 Middle Horsleyhope, £80 Sleightholm, £73.50 Close Head, £69 Throstle Nest
Charollais x - £65, £60 & £56 Thackside
Cheviot x - £71.50 West Mill Hills, £59.50 Thackside
Mule – £76 East Highridge, £69 Harwood Shield, £67 Burnbank, £64.50 Allotment, £57 Newbiggin, £56 East Highridge, £55 Merryknowe, £54 Stone Hall & Allotment, £53.50 Townfoot & Smailsburn, £52 Burnbank
Blackface – £52 East Highridge
Crossbred – £87.50 Bolam Low Farm, £77 Low Staples, £73 Bolam Low Farm, £70.50 Thackside, £65 Bankshead, £64.50 Low Staples
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Scots Gap Auction Mart
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
At their weekly sale Scots Gap Mart sold prime lambs to a top of £94 and an average of 181ppkg for 43kg, dearer than seen earlier in the week. The leading price was for a super heavy pen of Texel crosses from Lord Max Percy, Blueburn, expertly presented by stockman David Milburn. Jim & Helen Gledson, Buteland sold a smart pen of 19 Texel crosses at 44kg which hit 200ppkg. Edward Potts sold big Mule lambs to £73.50 and Blackface to 172.7ppkg both lots from his Doe Hill enterprise. Cast sheep sold to £98 for Texel cross ewes from John Tait, Hill Head, Elsdon.
Texel x – £94 Blueburn, £92(x2) Buteland, £90 Rugley Walls, £89 Hill Head, £88 (x2) Buteland, £84 Rugley Walls, £84 Black Callerton, £84 West Grange, £82 Buteland, £81 Rugley Walls, £80.80 West Grange, £80 High House
200p Buteland, 197.4p Bridgeford, 195.4p Black Callerton, 195.2p Buteland, 192.9p Rugley Walls, 192.4p West Grange, 189.5p High House, 185.4p Hill Head, 183.3p Buteland, 182.9p High House, 182.6p Rugley Walls.
Mule - £73.50, 163.3p Black Callerton
Blackface - £76, 172.7p Black Callerton
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £98 & £50 Hill Head
Mule - £70 Dunns Houses
Blackface - £60 Dunns Houses & £49 Woodhall
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 21st August 2018
Small show of cows met a flying trade with buyers bidding competitively. A well fleshed Lim x cow from M/s EV Kenyon & Son, South Farm topped the sale at 152.5ppk.
Leaner cows also met a good trade also with further feeding sorts making 130ppk.
More needed each week. Please call Drew for enquiries and entries 07854361967
Limousin – £1093.43 South Kirkheaton, £922.04 Bridgeford, £858.45 High Alderheads
152.5p South Kirkheaton, 147.5p High Alderheads
Blonde x - £859.88 Ambling Gate
British Blue – £884.45 Ambling Gate
122.5p Ambling Gate, 111.5p Pitland Hills
Angus -£1363.44 West Shields, £1132.22 Cooper House
149.5p West Shields, 143.5p Cooper House
Sussex - £941.47 & 129.5p South Kirkheaton
A good show of lambs forward and buyers operating for more outlets. Trade slightly easier on last tuesday’s rates but stronger than end of weeks markets.
Top price per head £92 for Texel x lambs from WS Robson & Co., Yatesfield.
Top price per kilo also for a pen of Texel x at 204.8ppk from regular consignors J Reed & Son, High Eshells.
Texel x – £92 Yatesfield, £90 Yatesfield & Halfway House, £89 Blackburn, £88 Yatesfield (x2), £86 High Eshells & Blackburn, £85.80 West Shields, £85 Halfway House, Blackburn (x2) & Baal Hill, £84.50 Comb Hills, £84 Yatesfield, Burntongues & Blackburn, £83 High Eshells, Moss Barns & West Shields, £82.50 Thornton Tower & Halfway House
204.8p High Eshells, 202.3p Blackburn, 200p Yatesfield (x3), 197.7p Blackburn, 197.4p Moss Barns, 195.5p Blackburn, 195.4p Burntongues, 195.2p Highwood, 195.1p Burntongues, 194.7p Highford, 192.5p Comb Hills, 191.3p Yatesfield, 190.5p Highwood, 190.2p West Shields, 190p Longshaws, 187.8p Salmonswell & Comb Hills, 186.7p Yatesfield, 186.5p West Shields, 184.4p High Eshells, 183.7p Highford
Suffolk x – £87 Broadgates, £81 Baal Hill, £80.50 Wallhouses & Lowes Fell, £78.50 Broadgates, £77 Berwick Hill, £75 Sillywrea, £74.50 Old Town & Wallhouses, £73.50 Black Hedley
177.4p Old Town, 174.4p Broadgates, 172.3p Baal Hill, 171.8p Sillywrea, 171.3p Lowes Fell, 170.9p Black Hedley
Cheviot Mule - £77 Highwood, £70 East Uppertown
183.3p Highwood, 166.7p East Uppertown
Mule – £66 & 173.7p Highwood
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel – £82 Bensons Fell, £78 Half Acres
Texel x - £92 & £68 Old Town
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 17th August 2018
Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered for sale 268 head of which two thirds were Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn and other native breeds for the monthly special sale of such cattle. A good crowd of buyers gathered at ringside and demand continued in the same vein as seen at the previous week’s sale with particular interest in quality Angus cross sorts sired by registered pedigree bulls.
Bullocks peaked at £1265 for a big Limousin cross at 18 months from Ken & Sue Bell, West Throp Hill who sold four to average £1240. The native breed trade peaked at £1260 for a smart Angus cross heifer from Dennis Burn, Aydonshields who also topped the steer trade at £1220 with a black bullock by the same bull, both aged 20 months. A nice entry of Hereford cattle also sold well and this trade was led by first time consignors to this centre Messrs Baltersan Farms making the trip down over the border from Newton Stewart and saw the full benefit of the Hexham ring peaking at £1075 for bullocks at 15 months and a sizeable pen of 8 selling to £930. Messrs Armstrong, Coalburns were rewarded for their South Devon cross breeding and sold a strong steer at 16 months to £1035.
As recent rainfall aids pasture recovery it would appear that the apprehension seen in June and July is easing and buyers are less hesitant when presented with the type of cattle they are seeking. If you have cattle yet to be sold please contact our auctioneers who will be delighted to advise the best route to market to maximise your returns.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers – £1250 & £1180 Fairley, £1050 Bankfoot
Limousin x heifers - £1115 Fairley, £1085 Bankfoot, £970 Fairley
Angus x heifers – £1090 Fairley, £1000 Aydonshields, £990 Fairley
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers – £1265, £1255, £1250 & £1190 West Throp Hill
Limousin x heifers – £900 Redesmouth
Angus x steers -£1170 The Deans, £1020 Hepple Whitefield
Angus x heifers – £1260 Aydonshields, £930 The Deans
Hereford x steers - £1075 Baltersan
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers – £1130 Langley West, £1050 Greyside, £1045 Partridge Nest, £990 Greyside, £955 Nilston Rigg, £950 Redesmouth
British Blue x steers – £1165 Thrunton Lowfield
Simmental x steers – £1205, £1180, £1175 & £1150 Thrunton Lowfield, £1145 Thrunton Lowfield & Langley West, £1125 Thrunton Lowfield & Langley West, £925 Wayn Riggs
Angus x steers – £1220 Aydonshields, £1180 & £1150 New Rift, £1105 & £1100 Buteland, £1085 New Rift, £1080 Redesmouth, £1070 (x2) Buteland, £1060 Partridge Nest, £1050 (x2) Buteland, £1040 Hepple Whitefield, £1030 New Rift, £1025 The Deans, £1020 Hepple Whitefield, £1010 Redesmouth & The Deans, £1005 Parkside, £1000 Hepple Whitefield & Redesmouth, £995 The Deans, £980 Parkside & Buteland, £970 Hepple Whitefield, £960 Redesmouth, £945 Hepple Whitefield
Angus x heifers – £1110 & £1040 Hepple Whitefield, £1000 The Deans, £950 Buteland, £935 & £920 Redesmouth
Hereford x steers - £930 Baltersan
South Devon x steers - £1035 Coalburns
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x heifers – £835 Nilston Rigg
Angus x steers – £800 Throp Hill
More ewes forward this week and followed the national trend for the past few days and were less money on the whole. Feeding ewes were in demand though with plenty of men ringside for them.
Texel x – £98 Agars Hill, £95 & £93 Low Ardley, £85 Little Swinburne, £82 Highwood, £78 Rusheylaw, £76 Little Swinburne, £75 Rennys Barn, £74 Blackburn & Stotsfold, £73 Salmonswell & Colepike, £72 Low Ardley, Aydonshields & Ravenside, £71 Springwell, £70 The Laws, Agars Hill, Little Swinburne (x2), Blackburn & Settlingstones
Suffolk x – £90 White House Matfen, £82 Colepike, £80 China Hall, £73 Colepike, £72 Felton Demesne & Derecroft, £68 Aydonshields
Leicester - £74 Allenshields, £68 The Hott & Hesleywell
Ryeland - £50 Derecroft
Cheviot - £50 Barrowburn & Blackburn
Cheviot Mule - £85 & £67 Whittonshields
Mule – £72 Houxty House & Ravenside, £71 Low Ardley, £70 The Laws & Rusheylaw, £69 Salmonswell & White House Matfen, £68 Low Ardley, £66 Highwood, £64 Springwell, £61 Rusheylaw & Colepike
Blackface – £38 Cleughfoot
Swaledale – £43 Haggate, £38 Allenshields, £37 Rattenraw, £36 Hesleywell
Crossbred - £68 Low Staples
Another large show of lambs this week with more longer keep lambs forward compared to last week’s sale. Beltex and Texel lambs again topping the sale this week, this time for Ryan Beattie , Hareshaw Allotment, selling for £85. At the same price was a cracking pen of 20 Texel x lambs from M/s J Browell & Sons, Quarry House.
Mules in demand again this week topping at £68 twice for M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill and M/s K & HA Ridley, Allenshields.
Handful of Blackface lambs topped at £49 for M/s RW Harding & Son, West End Town.
Texel x – £85 Quarry House, £84 Nilston Rigg, £81.50 Chapel House, £80 Cooper House & Amos Hill, £79.50 Elford, £79 Chapel House, £78.50 Quarry House, £78 Chapel House & Felton Demesne, £77.50 Amos Hill, £77 Houxty House & Allenshields, £76 Felton Demesne & Quarry House
Dutch Texel x - £81, £79.50 & £72.50 Little Swinburne
Suffolk x – £82 Cooper House, £81 Allenshields, £78 Lynnshield, £73 Woodhall, £71 Elford, £68 Lynnshield, Woodhall & Hepple Whitefield, £67 Settlingstones, £65 & £64 Felton Demesne, £63 Lynnshield, £60.50 Black Hedley
Beltex x - £85 Hareshaw Allotment, £84 & £74.50 Longlea, £69 The Shank
Half Bred - £77 & £75 Brandon
Cheviot x - £68 West Mill Hills
Cheviot Mule - £67 West Mill Hills
Mule – £68 Agars Hill & Allenshields, £66 Beacon Rigg, £63.50 Stone Hall & Hesleywell, £58 Amos Hill, £56 Stone Hall & Allenshields
Blackface – £49 West End Town
Crossbred – £81.50 Little Swinburne
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 15th August 2018
Scots Gap Auction Mart
Wednesday 15th August 2018
Scots Gap Auction Mart sold 519 prime lambs and cast sheep at their weekly sale. With more lambs seen earlier in the week trade was generally easier but the best types continued to sell. The sale peaked at the £94.50 for a super heavyweight Texel cross from Jim & Helen Gledson, Buteland and at 205ppkg for ten smart Beltex cross Texel lambs from William Hall, New Houses, Hallington.
Cast sheep peaked at £89.50 for big North Country Cheviot ewes from Jimmy & Matthew Walton, Flotterton, although these also were on easier trade throughout.
Texel x – £94.50 Buteland, £93.50 Dene House, £91 Rothley Crag, £90 New Houses, Hallington, £90(x2) Buteland, £87.50 Flotterton, £86 Bolam West Houses, £85 The Chesters, £85 Coldwell, £85 Whittonshields, £85 Flotterton, £85 Longshaws, £84 New Houses, Hallington, £83.50 Longshaws & £83.50 Buteland.
205.0p, 200p (x2) New Houses, Hallington, 199.5p & 197.6p The Fawns, 197.5p Black Callerton, 196.9p Flotterton, 192.7p Longshaws, 190.5p & 189.8p Buteland, 187.8p The Fawns, 187.5p Runny Mede, 184.8p Whittonshields, 181.1p Bolam West Houses, 181p Black Callerton, 180.9p The Chesters.
Suffolk x - £88.50 Dene House, £85 The Fawns, £85 Broomhall, £78 Black Callerton, £74 The Reenes.
177.0p Dene House, 173.5p Broomhall & 169.6p Black Callerton
Charollais x - £77 & £72.50 Flotterton
172.6p & 171.1p Flotterton
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x - £69 Rothley Crag
North Country Cheviots -£89.50 Flotterton
South Country Cheviot - £67 & £61 Flotterton
Mule - £65.50 Broomhall
Blackface - £48 Broomhall
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 14th August 2018
A couple of butchers heifers from local producers Messrs A Hall & Sons, Barker House met a great trade. Topping at 237.5ppk
Limousin Heifers – £1243.49 & £1185.13 Barker House
237.5p & 226.5p Barker House
Smaller show of cows this week but still maintained the usual competitive rates. Cows on the whole a touch dearer on the week and as dear as other centres.
As the usual message, more cows needed each week to satisfy purchaser demand, whether it be leaner or well fleshed cows.
Please call Drew Patrick for entries next week 07854361967
Limousin (Bulls) – £1102.99 South Gunnerton, £991.70 Lee Hall, £953.80 Gleedlee
125.5p Gleedlee, 119.5p South Gunnerton, 105.5p Lee Hall
Limousin – £1290.36 Middle Heads, £1083.75 Grange House, £1008.81 Lee Hall, £920.06 Little Swinburne
159.5p Middle Heads, 144.5p Grange House, 129.5p Lee Hall, 127.5p Gleedlee, 124.5p Little Swinburne
British Blue – £889.22 & 128.5p Low Eshells
Angus (Bull) -£1135.05 & 117.5p Lee Hall
Angus - £1089.42 Little Swinburne
142.5p Low Eals, 135.5p Little Swinburne
Increased show forward and trade sharper on the week for good well fleshed lambs which were easily sold, others at similar rates.
Top price per head £100 and 238.1ppk for Beltex x from William Smith, East Greenridge. 237.5ppk for Texel x from WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne.
Texel x –£98 Comb Hills, £95.50 Low Ardley, £94 Barker House, £93 Little Swinburne (x2), £92 East Greenridge & Sunniside, £91 Halton Red House, £90 Halfway House & Linacres, £87.80 Ravenside, £87.50 Linacres, £87 Crag House, Watch Currock & Nilston Rigg, £86.80 Wallhouses, £86.50 Watch Currock, High Town & Linacres, £86 Little Swinburne, Low Ardley & Black Callerton, £85 Woodlands, Barker House, Little Swinburne (x3), Halfway House, Longlea & Nilston Rigg, £84.50 Low Eshells & Burntongues, £84.20 Chesterwood & Black Callerton, £84 High Eshells (x2), Halton Red House, Middle Dukesfield, Barker House, Low Ardley & Wallhouses, £83.80 Black Callerton, £83.50 Nilston Rigg, £83 East House & Frolar Meadows
232.5p Little Swinburne, 227.9p Comb Hills, 221.4p Little Swinburne, 214p East Greenridge, 212.5p Little Swinburne, 212.2p Low Ardley, 210p High Eshells, 206.1p Burntongues, 203.9p Sherburn Tower, 202.4p Little Swinburne (x2), 200.5p Chesterwood, 200p High Eshells, Barker House, East House & Black Callerton, 198.8p Nilston Rigg & East House, 197.7p Longlea, 197.6p & 197.5p East House, 197.4p L& 196.6p Linacres, 196.3p Watch Currock, 195.5p Little Swinburne, 195.2p Middle Dukesfield & Halton Red House, 195.1p Middle Dukesfield & Ravenside, 195p & 194.4p East House, 192.8p Chesterwood, 192.7p Middle Dukesfield, 192.5p Low Eshells, 192.2p Watch Currock, 190.2p East House, 188.7p Wallhouses, 188.5p Burntongues, 188.1p Ravenside, 188p Barker House, 187.5p Linacres, 187.2p Longlea, 186.7p Middle Dukesfield, 186.6p Comb Hills, 186.4p Low Eshells & Longlea, 186.2p Linacres
Suffolk x – £90 Barker House, £86.60 Luns House, £85.50 Sunniside, £83 East Greenridge & Berwick Hill, £81.50 Luns House, £80 Laburnum Cottage, Comb Hills & Sunniside
186.1p, 185.9p & 185.6p Sunniside, 183.4p Black Hedley, 180.4p East Greenridge, 180p Merryshields (x2) & Barker House, 176.7p Fairley, 174.4p Merryshields, 173.9p Luns House, 172.9p Berwick Hill
Beltex x - £100 & 238.1p East Greenridge (WS)
Charollais x - £93.50, £90 & £89.50 Sunniside
200p, 194.6p & 190.8p Sunniside
Leicester - £74.50 High Town, £69 Hotbank
165.6p High Town, 160.5p Hotbank
Mule –£78.50 Highwood, £77.50 High Town, £77 Townshields & Hotbank, £75.20 High Town, £74.80 Highwood, £73.50 Hotbank, £73 Frolar Meadows, £71.20 Longlea, £70 High Town
178.1p Highwood, 172.5p Hotbank, 167.1p High Town, 167p Highwood, 165.6p Longlea, 164.9p High Town, 163.5p Longlea, 163.3p Hotbank, 162.8p High Town, 162.2p Frolar Meadows
Blackface - £73, £63 & £61 Hotbank
158.7p, 153.7p & 152.5p Hotbank
Crossbred - £78 Derecroft, £70.20 Halfway House
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x –£80 Comb Hills, £72 Laburnum Cottage
Suffolk x - £87 & £77 Sherburn Tower
Zwartbles – £76 East Broomshields
Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 10th August 2018
Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual prize show and sale of store cattle and offered for sale 632 head representing a similar entry on the year considering the severe summer conditions.
Prior to the sale the show was kindly sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health, Hodgson Toyota and Harbro Animal Nutrition and was expertly judged by Mr Lloyd Fowlie, Guise of Tough, Aberdeenshire. A sound entry of 23 show cattle were presented before the judge and after preliminary breed classes he favoured the British Blue sire awarding the overall championship and the Smith-Jackson Challenge Cup to the best calf bred by exhibitor to Gordon & Julie Sedgewick, RIcknall Grange, Newton Aycliffe. Their tremendously correct homebred British Blue cross heifer at 15 months of age with power, style, and prowess looked every inch the Champion led on the halter and was impeccably well behaved in the show ring and later in the sale ring went on to sell for one of the leading prices on the day at £1300 to Mr Alan Redpath, Lowesby Farms, Leicestershire.
The Reserve Championship rosette was awarded to the first prize Blue cross steer; a sparkling Blue and White eyecatcher at ten months of age that also led well on the halter and certainly appealed in the sale ring to cash for £1400 and joint top price of the day to a telephone bidder.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors, master judge and all exhibitors without whom such highlights within our sales calendar could not take place.
Anniversary Prize Show
Native/Other Steer 1st The Deans
Native/Other Heifer 1st New Houses
Charolais Steer 1st Hay A Park
2nd Hay A Park
British Blue Steer 1st Ricknall Grange
British Blue Heifer 1st High Town
2nd Harwood Shield
3rd Harwood Shield
Limousin Steer 1st Bog Hall
2nd Hoyles Bottom
Limousin Heifer 1st Hoyles Bottom
2nd Harwood Shield
3rd Middle Horsleyhope
Overall Champion - M/s Sedgewick, Ricknall Grange – British Blue x steer
Reserve Champion - M/s Smith Jackson, High Town – British Blue x heifer
Best Calf Bred by Exhibitor – M/s Sedgewick, Ricknall Grange
Champion Limousin – M/s Robinson, Bog Hall
Besides the show cattle a good entry of top quality commercial store cattle were presented to a full ringside of buyers from across the UK. Trade was largely improved on that seen in recent weeks with the best end of cattle maintaining rates achieved in late spring however any secondary, leaner, longer keep types persist in being harder to place with buyers very cautious in their selection and a marked difference in value between the two classes of quality.
Joint top price on the day was another £1400 for a smart Blue cross heifer at 20 months from Matt Findlay, High Farm, Hallington which would easily have suited a breeding or feeding route. Martin Johnson, High Fotherley enjoyed a super trade for his annual consignment of Angus and Simmental cross steers and came next in the ranking, with an Angus by a registered pedigree sire at 16 months which hit £1370. Another well-sold run of cattle were brought to Hexham for the first time by Halifax based producer David Bamforth, Hoyles Bottom and his lead heifer was knocked down at £1350 with his best bullock levelling at £1285.
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Charolais x steers – £1100 Hay A Park (x2)
Limousin x steers – £1340, £1240 & £1200 Hay A Park, £1140 Luns House
Limousin x heifers - £1350 Hoyles Bottom, £1220 & £1130 Silloans, £980 Woodhead
British Blue x heifers - £1400, £1130, £1110, £1060 & £1050 Hallington High Farm
Simmental x heifers – £1020 High Wooley
Angus x steers - £1240 & £1190 Aydonshields
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Charolais x steers – £1340, £1330, £1305, £1295 (x2), £1275, £1270, £1265, £1250 (x2) & £1240 Hay A Park, £1225 Hay A Park & Woodhead, £1195 & £1160 Hay A Park
Charolais x heifers – £1120 Hallington New Houses, £1060 Grange Farm
Limousin x steers – £1245 Luns House, £1240 Luns House & Miller Hill, £1210 Luns House, £1190 Hallington New Houses, £1155 Luns House, £1155 & £1120 Hay A Park, £1100 Woodhead, £1080 Hay A Park, £1050 Springwell Cottage
Limousin x heifers – £1260 & £1130 Hoyles Bottom, £1100 Luns House & Hoyles Bottom, £1020 West Mill Hills, £990 Luns House
British Blue x steers - £985 Camphill
British Blue x heifers - £990 Hallington High Farm
Simmental x steers – £1050 Miller Hill
Angus x steers -£1250 & £1200 High Fotherley, £1180 Hallington New Houses, £1140 Aydonshields, £1130 High Fotherley
Angus x heifers – £1310 Hallington New Houses, £1180 Sunniside
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Charolais x steers – £1285 Hay A Park, £1270 & £1095 Grange Farm, £1050 Cooper House, £960 Grange Farm
Charolais x heifers - £1085 Thrunton, £1035 Tenter House, £990 Cooper House & Tenter House, £900 Cooper House
Limousin x steers – £1285 Hoyles Bottom, £1275 Quarry House, £1250 Chirdon, £1240 Bog Hall, £1235 & £1225 Springwell Cottage, £1195 Woodhead, £1180 & £1155 Springwell Cottage, £1150 Cornhills, £1145 Woodhead & Low Eshells, £1135 Ricknall Grange, £1130 Springwell Cottage (x2) & Dukesfield Hall, £1120 Greyside & Woodhead, £1110 Springwell Cottage, £1105 Salmonswell & Harwood Shield, £1100 Springwell Cottage (x2) & Greyside, £1090 Tenter House & Low Eshells, £1080 Tenter House & Greyside (x2), £1075 Greyside, Low Eshells & Birtleyshields, £1070 Salmonswell, Woodhead & Dukesfield Hall, £1065 Woodhead
Limousin x heifers – £1220 Harwood Shield, £1215 Bog Hall, £1200 Middle Horsleyhope, £1160 Low Middleton & Ricknall Grange, £1150 West Mill Hills, £1130 Brownsleazes, £1115 Hoyles Bottom, £1110 Miller Hill, £1100 West Mill Hills, £1095 Low Middleton & Hoyles Bottom (x2), £1090 West Mill Hills, £1085 Salmonswell, Greyside & Woodhead, £1080 Low Middleton & Hoyles Bottom, £1065 Quarry House, £1050 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1030 (x2) & £1025 Hoyles Bottom, £1020 Low Middleton, £990 Low Eshells & Hoyles Bottom, £980 Middle Horsleyhope & Miller Hill, £970 Low Middleton, Greyside & Hoyles Bottom, £950 Middle Horsleyhope & Woodhead (x2)
Blonde x steers – £1265 & £1190 Brownsleazes
Blonde x heifers – £1020 & £910 Brownsleazes
British Blue x steers – £1300 Ricknall Grange, £1190, £1130 & £1100 Cornhills, £1040, £1000 & £900 Camphill
British Blue x heifers – £1400 High Town, £1210 Harwood Shield, £1145 & £1140 Chirdon, £1100 Harwood Shield (x2), £1005 Chirdon, £985 Ricknall Grange, £955 Harwood Shield, £900 Camphill
Simmental x steers – £1280, £1275, £1170 (x2), £1165, £1130 & £1110 High Fotherley, £1045 & £1040 Langley West
Angus x steers – £1370, £1280, £1265 & £1180 High Fotherley, £1170 High Fotherley (x2) & Thrunton, £1150 & £1100 High Fotherley, £1075 & £1040 Low Eshells, £1000 Hallington High Farm
Angus x heifers – £930 Thrunton, £900 Low Eshells
Cattle 10 months and under
Charolais x steers – £900 Wydon
Limousin x steers – £1175 Quarry House, £1160 Harwood Shield, £1110 High Town, £1095 & £1005 Harwood Shield, £1000, £980 & £950 Ricknall Grange, £945 Burnbank, £935 Dyke Nook (x2), £925 Beacon Rigg, £920 Ricknall Grange
Limousin x heifers – £1130 Harwood Shield, £1080 Ricknall Grange, £1035 Harwood Shield, £1000 Chirdon, £970 Woodhead, £960 Quarry House & Hoyles Bottom, £935 Quarry House, £900 Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2)
British Blue x steers – £980 Harwood Shield
With buyers keen for the best cattle any potential vendors with quality sorts are urged to contact our auctioneers to maximise returns. A super catalogue of beef breeding cattle including three herd dispersals also went under the hammer at Hexham on this day and a full report will follow in due course.
Today saw our Annual Anniversary Prize Show and Sale of Store Lambs and it has to be said that there was a tremendous show forward. Many thanks to all vendors who took part in the show. Thanks to our sponsors and also Barclays Bank. On behalf of everyone here at Hexham I would like to thank you all.
Judging this tremendous show of lambs this year was Mr K Harryman, Keskdale who placed M/s CA&JG Skidmore, Needless Hall first in the Other Continental class and Overall Champions. This great pen of Beltex x lambs realised a terrific £108. Two further pens passed the £100 barrier. These coming from M/s SH Spours & Son, Henlaw (£105) and Mr James Latimer, Chapel House (£100).
Mule lambs would be dearer on the week. Longer keep lambs in line with previous weeks and nice to sell.
For further enquiries and entries for next week’s sale please call Drew Patrick 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444
Texel x 1st Rinnion Hill
3rd Falstone Farm
Other Cont. 1st Needless Hall
3rd Errington Red House
Suffolk 1st Lowes Fell
Mule 1st Penpeugh
3rd The Knarr
Hill Lambs 1st Greenchesters (Cheviots)
Champion Pen - M/s Skidmore, Needless Hall – Beltex x
Reserve Champion - M/s Tailford, Rinnion Hill – Texel x
Texel x – £100 Chapel House, £92 Lough Green, £89 Chapel House, £85 Chesterwood & Stobby Lea, £84 Simonburn Kennels, £83.50 Felton Demesne, £83 Simonburn Kennels & Willimoteswick, £82.50 Amos Hill, £82 South Gunnerton, £81 Errington Red House (x2), £80.50 Old Blacksmith Shop & Felton Demesne, £78.50 Normans Riding, £77.50 Whittonshields & Normans Riding, £77 Chapel House, Willimoteswick & High Yarridge, £76 Rinnion Hills, £75 Simonburn Kennels, Rinnion Hills, Haggate & Normans Riding
Suffolk x – £88 & £86 Woodhall, £82 Felton Demesne, £81 Snabdough, £73.50 Harsondale, £72 Lowes Fell, £70 Woodhall, £67 Settlingstones, £64 Snabdough & West Park, £63 Henlaw & Dale House
Beltex x - £108 Needless Hall, £105, £91 & £90 Henlaw, £86.50 Jolly Body, £85.50 Henlaw, £84 Blakelaw, £78.50 Linacres, £77.50 Hownsgill, £76 Yatesfield
Cheviot x - £78 & £76 Greenchesters
Mule – £84.50 Settlingstones, £84 Dickson Drive, £79 Harsondale, £75 Penpeugh, £72.50 Allenshields, £71 Harsondale, £65 Softley & Flotterton, £64.50 Allenshields, £64 Amos Hill, £63 Penpeugh
Crossbred – £86 High Yarridge, £82 Felton Demesne, £80 High Yarridge, £71 Felton Demesne
All classes of ewes dearer on the week with more buyers present this week. Heavy ewes sold to a fast trade especially. Texel x ewes selling to £128 for M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green.
We are needing more ewes’ week on week to fulfill buyer demand.
For more information please don’t hesitate to call Drew Patrick on 07854361967
Texel x – £128 Lough Green, £93 Lough Green & West Wharmley, £91 Amos Hill, £90 Amos Hill, Well House & Linacres, £86 Lough Green, £83 Linacres, £81 Mickley Moor, £79 Barker House, £77 Thornley Hall, £75 China Hall (x2)
Suffolk – £126 & £76 Long Meadow House
Suffolk x – £104 & £100 East Fourstones, £99 West Wharmley, £72 East Fourstones
Beltex x - £110, £89 & £78 Well House
Bleu D’Maine - £95 Lough Green
Leicester - £74 Thornley Hall
Cheviot x - £80 Barker House, £62 Low Houselope
Mule – £82 Linacres, £76 China Hall, Steel Hall & Settlingstones, £75 Amos Hill & West Wharmley, £74 Middle Dukesfield & Felton Demesne, £72 Mickley Moor, £71 Barker House
Blackface – £42 Glebe Farm, £41 Flotterton, £40 Flotterton & Low Houselope
Swaledale – £50 & £37 Glebe Farm
Crossbred - £82 Linacres, £65 West Park, £56 Felton Demesne
Breeding Cattle | Friday 10th August 2018
Alongside their Anniversary prize shows and sales for both top quality store cattle and store lambs Hexham & Northern Marts held their monthly sale of beef breeding cattle which included three important suckler cow herd dispersals from highly regarded producers from across the region.
With three very different and distinct herds offered for sale the resulting interest and ultimately the attendance at the sale was nothing short of remarkable considering the weather conditions seen throughout the summer which have hardly been conducive for cattle at grass. Buyers assembled at the ringside had travelled from all over the UK and the ensuing demand far exceeded the expectations of the vendors and the auctioneers.
The first herd to be sold was that of Michael Kennedy, Birkside farm which is situated at 1100 feet above sea level high in the parish of Blanchland on the heather clad Northumberland/County Durham Border. The twenty strong herd of cows were predominantly ‘first cross’ British Blue cows bred from traditional type Friesian dairy cows and running with their Limousin cross calves at foot and diagnosed to calve again to the Limousin bull during winter and spring.
The lead outfit for Messrs Kennedy was a deep and square 2012 born Blue mother with a well grown Limousin cross heifer calf at foot and due to calve again by the end of the summer which sparked a frenzy of bidding at the ringside and set the tone for the entire sale eventually changing hands for £2450 being taken home by Messrs Robson, High West House, Tow Law. The next highest ranking outfit from Birkside was a Black Limousin cross cow a year older than the lot leader which had a shapely ¾ bred Limousin heifer calf at foot and this one too went home with Messrs Robson who may well enjoy a yuletide calving from their second purchase of the day.
Birkside leading prices;
British Blue cross – £2450 (2012 born/heifer calf at foot), £1900 (2013/steer), £1820 (2010/heifer), £1750 (2014/heifer), £1650 (2010/heifer), £1550 (2013/steer), £1550 (2010/heifer) £1520 (2014/steer).
Limousin cross – £2020 (2011/heifer), £1920 (2011/steer), £1380 (2006/steer).
Messrs Kennedy were delighted with their trade which saw the entire herd average £1577 per outfit and wish all their buyers good luck with their purchases.
The second herd to be offered on the catalogue was that belonging to Robbie and Paul Coulson, High Staward, Langley on Tyne which in contrast to the continental bent of the Birkside cows this herd consisted of the two leading breeds of cattle native to the British Isles and indeed the most prevalent in the world; the Angus and the Hereford.
Having personally hand selected their replacements each year from the best available locally the father and son team brought their black and black/white head stock cows into the market with their spring born Charolais cross calves at foot, the cows having run with the heavyweight gallic sire once again and due to calve from February onwards.
As with the previous herd and indeed all three brought under the hammer on the day there was a strong interest from friends and neighbours keen to give a ‘helping hand’ at the ringside in acknowledgement of the quality, genuine cattle on offer. Whilst not reaching the heights of the Blue crosses seen earlier Messrs Coulson enjoyed a steady and level trade throughout with perhaps the younger Hereford cross portion of the herd edging slightly in front of the Angus cross offering. The dearest of the herd was a 2013 born Hereford cross with her march born Charolais cross steer at foot which was knocked down at £1950 to Philip & Fiona Scott, Westburnhope, Hexhamshire, as were their next two with slightly older calves at £1920 and £1900. With either breed ideal for farming in the hills the Angus crosses peaked at £1800 for a 2011 born cow with a heifer calf at foot which went to John and Lindsay Baxter, The Monk, Whitfield.
High Staward leading prices;
Hereford cross – £1950 (2013/heifer), £1920 (2013/steer), £1900 (2013/steer), £1850 (2013/steer), £1780 (2013/heifer), £1750 (2013/heifer), £1500 (2013/heifer) & £1420 (2013/steer).
Angus cross – £1800 (2011/heifer), £1700 (2011/heifer), £1550 (2013/steer), £1440 (2013/steer), £1320 (2008/steer), £1320 (2008/steer), £1320 (2008/steer).
Messrs Coulson commented following the sale that they were delighted with the dispersal and their sale average of £1556 and they too wish their purchasers the best of luck with the cattle.
Completing the trio of herds under the hammer on the day was the highly regarded and respected thirty-five head strong catalogue of exceptional beef bred sucklers from Robyn and Martyn Archer, Carry House, Wark on Tyne. With a well-documented track record in both sale and show rings across the region and especially at Hexham Messrs Archer made the difficult decision to disperse their herd and the sale generated a palpable air of anticipation.
Having been sourced with a discerning eye from noted commercial breeders across the region in search of utmost quality Messrs Archers favoured either ‘Blue cross Lim’ or ‘Lim cross Blue’ cows with no diary influence present resulting in a definite ‘stamp’ throughout. The critical factor and the secret to the high performing nature of the herd and the calves in particular was the attention to detail of Martyn Archer in sourcing and applying the best possible ‘show calf’ Limousin sires to his prized females.
With bloodlines going back to Haltcliffe, Goldies, Cloughead and Sarkley the ‘Carry House’ herd of pedigree Limousin cattle were the cornerstone of the commercial operation and the foundation of the young stock bull ‘Carry House Lord’ which had been used alongside ‘Jackal’ in the breeding of the tremendous cross bred calves running at foot which garnered so much attention in the lead up to the sale.
With the ringside, all seating and even the viewing gallery filled to bursting the first outfit entered the ring; a long, deep, sleek black and white 2014 born Blue cross with a may born steer calf by Jackal and immediately the tone of the sale was set. Bidding began and quickly rose to £3200 with interest from all over the UK and the hammer falling in favour of a Cumbria based purchaser. Throughout the catalogue values were frequently in the same bracket and onlookers saw the herd dissipated all over the UK from Aberdeenshire to Wales and to Dumfriesshire, Northumberland and Leicestershire also.
The pinnacle of the commercial trade was that attained for the ninth outfit on the comprehensive catalogue which was a jet black 2012 born Limousin cross cow bred by the Browell brothers at Quarry House which stood out with her ‘Lord’ sired, late may born calf, both exhibiting the traits so obviously striven for and achieved by Messrs Archer. This one was ‘the one that everyone wanted’ and as such it sailed away to the centre record breaking price for a commercial beef breeding animal at £3500 and was knocked down to father and son Alistair and Logan Ewart, Isle of Dalton, Lockerbie who were delighted to be the new owners.
It was in this vein that the sale of the cross bred cattle flowed from start to finish and it followed through into the dispersal of pedigree Limousin cattle on behalf of Messrs Archer. The Herd matriarch; 2011 born ‘Haltcliffe Glade’ embodied the ideals which could be seen throughout both classes from Carry House; length, depth, style, shape, movement and character. With her ‘Jackal’ sired surrogate calf at foot she was the target of the affections of two local, determined buyers who battled fervently with the victor; James Pritchard emerging at 4100gns to take the red lady home to his Rede Valley based Evistones Estate farming operation and one would assume a fledgling pedigree herd. A fair assumption in as much that the next two lots; the ‘Ananas’ sired cow ‘Carry House Iona’ with another ‘Jackal’ heifer calf at foot and the highly thought of ‘Carry House Nova’ may 2017 born bulling heifer by ‘Powerhouse Italic’ both went to the same purchaser at 2500gns and 3000gns respectively. With many of his progeny having passed through the sale ring in the preceding hour the final lot was ‘Carry House Lord’ the 2015 born stock bull, by ‘Ananas’ out of ‘Glade’ which undoubtedly is yet to reach full potential but with several clear and exciting indicators of that potential already ‘on the ground’. A great many producers that consign top quality suckled calves for sale at Hexham had gathered to at least witness the sale and a number came forward with intent to buy. It was this intent that saw bidding rise to 6900gns and the hammer fall in favour of respected breeders of high end commercial cattle Messrs Walton, Greyside, Hexham.
Messrs Archer were delighted with their trade and astounded at the turnout for the dispersal and commented that the results were ‘better than could be imagined’ averaging an impressive £2429 per commercial outfit. Martyn added his sincere thanks to all involved in the sale and also wished all buyers success with their purchases.
Carry House leading prices;
British Blue cross - £3500 (2012/steer), £3200 (2014/steer), £3100 (2013/heifer), £3050 (2013/steer), £2850 (2011/steer), £2800 (2010/steer), £2700 (2010/steer), £2650 (2010/heifer).
Limousin cross - £3000 (2015/heifer), £3000 (2014/heifer), £2850 (2012/heifer), £2700 (2009/steer), £2650 (2014/steer), £2550 (2010/heifer), £2500 (2014/heifer), £2350 (2010/heifer), £2050 (2012/steer), £2000 (2007/heifer), £1950 (2015/heifer), £1850 (2006/steer).
In addition a small entry of heifers with calves at foot also sold well as follows;
Limousin cross – £1750 Tosson Glebe & Old Hall, £1580 Tosson Glebe.
Scots Gap Mart | Wednesday 8th August 2018
Scots Gap Auction Mart
Wednesday 8th August 2018
Scots Gap Auction mart sold 422 Prime and Cast sheep at their weekly sale. Trade was improved on the week and dearer than seen earlier in the week. Five super heavy Texel cross lambs from Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley topped the sale at £96 to Chris Siswick, whilst Carl and Edward Fawcett, Well House, Harbottle brought forward their first lambs of the season to top at 215.9ppkg to Jamie Curle, Bowsden. Two local butchers were represented and handy packets of lambs from Messrs Thompson, The Fawns, Cambo and Messrs Robson, High Baulk, Great Whittington were purchased by Jeff Dunn, for Bellingham Craft Butchers and WMH Farm Fresh Meats, Haydon Bridge. Respectively cast ewes peaked at £112 for Suffolk crosses from William Walton, Castle Farm, Ogle, whilst Mules from the same home sold to £83. Hexham type Blackfaces sold to a great top of £71 from Edward Thoburn, Pitland Hills. Prime Lambs sold to average £80.15 for 43.3kg and an SQQ figure of 186.2ppkg, more of all classes are urgently required.
Texel x – £96 Paxton Dene, £95 Well House, £92 The Fawns, £90(x2) Paxton Dene, £90 Mill View, £88 Rugley Walls, £87.50 High Baulk, £87 Black Callerton, £86.50 The Fawns, £86.50 High Baulk, £86 The Chesters, £86 The Fawns, £85.80 Black Callerton, £85 The Chesters, £84.50 East White Hill, £84 Paxton Dene, £84 Well House, £84 Rugley Walls, £84 East Newham.
215.9p & 210.0p Well House, 200.0p (x2) & 196.6p The Fawns, 196.6p High Baulk, 196.3p West Grange, 195.7p Paxton Dene, 195.4p Rugley Walls, 193.4p East White Hill, 191.1p The Chesters, 190.7p Black Callerton, 190.2p High Baulk, 188.8p High House, 188.5p Crescent, 187.8p The Fawns, 187.8p East White Hill, 187.5p Paxton Dene, 187.5p Mill View, 186.3p High House.
Suffolk x - £90 The Chesters, £85 Black Callerton, £78.50 The Fawns, £78 & £73.50 East White Hill
191.5p The Chesters, 191.5p The Fawns, 188.5p East White Hill, 180.9p Black Callerton
Mule – £75 & 166.7p Pitland Hills.
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x -£96(x2), £88 Ogle Castle, £82 West Shaftoe, £74 Grangemoor
Mule - £83 Ogle Castle, £75 Pitland Hills, £70 & £55 West Shaftoe
Blackface - £71 Pitland Hill
Zwartbles - £80 West Shaftoe
Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 7th August 2018
Charolais Heifers – £1274.13 & 214.5p Flotterton
Angus Heifers – £1264.77 & 221.5p Flotterton
An increased show of cows this week which were dearer than last week’s rates. Nice trade throughout. More cows and bulls wanted on a weekly basis to meet buyers demand.
For entries and enquiries please call Drew on 07854361967 or the office on 01434 605444
Limousin – £1025.75 Cornhills, £989.06 Round Meadows, £934.20 Broomhall, £856.56 Dene House, £837.33 & £813.87 Dunns Houses, £812.01 Broomhall
139.5p Round Meadows, 137.5p Cornhills, 128.5p Broomhall, 124.5p Dene House, 123.5p Dunns Houses (x2)
Limousin Bull - £1166.78 & 113.5p Blackhalls
Angus - £1021.47 Glendue, £912.67 Broomhall, £853.23 Flotterton
123.5p Broomhall, 121.5p & 119.5p Flotterton, 118.5p Glendue, 108.5p Coldwell, 100.5p Billerley
Simmental - £911.07 & £886.65 Dunns Houses
128.5p (x2) Dunns Houses
Belted Galloway - £716.63 & 122.5p Hall Hill
Increased entry forward and overall a better show of well fleshed lambs. Trade was considerably dearer on the week as with the national trend.
Top price of the day £100 for Texel x from Ian Henderson, Pasture House with others to £94
Top price per kilo also Texel x @ 212p from regular consignors WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne.
Texel x – £100, £94 (x2) & £92 Pasture House, £91.50 Middle Dukesfield, £90 Grindon Hill & Broomhall, £88 Wallhouses, Low Brunton & Nilston Rigg (x2), £87 Thornley Hall, Low Brunton, Thornley Hall, Watch Currock (x2) & West Shields, £86.80 High Eshells & West Shields, £85.50 Watch Currock & Broomhall, £85 Old Town, Little Swinburne, Grange House, High Fotherley & Nilston Rigg, £84.80 Little Swinburne, £84.50 High Eshells, Middle Dukesfield & Woodlands, £84 Low Brunton, £83.80 Watch Currock
212 & 207.3p Little Swinburne, 200p Pasture House (x2) & Nunwick, 199.5p Little Swinburne, 197.6p High Eshells, 197.5p Lingey Field, 197.1p Little Swinburne, 195.7p Grindon Hill, 195.4p Longshaws, 195.1p Nunwick, 192.9p High Eshells & Middle Dukesfield, 192.7p Aydonshields, 192.5p Nunwick, 192.4p Little Swinburne, 190.5p Lingey Field & Watch Currock, 190p Watch Currock, 189.5p Highwood, 188.9p Grange House, 187.8p South Gunnerton, 187.5p Broomhall, 187.2p Merryshields, 187p West Shields, 186.7p Middle Dukesfield & Moss Barns, 186.3p Fell Lane, 186.2p Wallhouses, 185.6p Middle Dukesfield, 185.2p Brokenheugh & Pasture House
Suffolk x – £90 & £85 Broomhall, £83.50 Flotterton, £82.20 Grindon Hill, £81.80 Board Inn, £81.50 Brokenheugh & Merryshields, £81.20 Board Inn, £80 Old Town, Nunwick & East Haydon, £79 Wallhouses & Merryshields, £78.80 Old Town
190.5p Nunwick, 184.6p Merryshields, 183.3p Merryshields & Old Town, 181.6p Sillywrea, 180.4p Board Inn, 180p Broomhall, 178.7p Grindon Hill, 178.6p Longshaws, 177.8p Board Inn & Easy Haydon, 177.7p Flotterton, 177.2p Brokenheugh, 176.7p Flotterton, 176.2p East Haydon, 175.6p Merryshields
Beltex x – £75.50 & 198.7p Grange House
Charollais x - £77 & £72.50 South Gunnerton
185.9p & 183.3p South Gunnerton
Leicester - £80 Colwell Demesne
Cheviot x- £78 & 177.3p Grindon Hill
Cheviot Mule - £77.50 & £75 Highwood
180.2p & 178.6p Highwood
Cast Ewes and Rams
Texel x – £78 Board Inn, £71 China Hall