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Friday Store cattle, sheep and cast cattle | Friday 3rd April 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts offered 153 head of store cattle at their weekly sale.  Once again strict guidelines were observed regarding sanitising and social distancing in the fight against Covid 19.  The result was another successful sale with a conservative company of buyers bidding keenly which saw the mixed entry of all classes return a moderate lift in trade on the week.

The sale peaked at £1210 with the first in another strong pen of bullocks from Ian Thornton, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, this one an older Charolais cross steer was followed by a Limousin cross at £1205 from Ian Scott & Sons, Corneyside, Matfen.

Heifer trade peaked at £1110 for a smart black Limousin cross sort from Robin Hall, Kirkley Dam House and a great entry of Angus cattle from both Northumberland & County Durham peaked at £1100 for a bullock at 15 months by a Cape Wrath sire from the same home whilst a super run of yearling types from Simon & Andrew Hall, East Butsfield, Tow Law, all by Rawburn bulls topped at £1095 and averaged £1033 for ten steers sold.

During these unprecedented times the auction ring has an eerily quiet atmosphere on sale days however lambing time and a lack of spring grass are proffered as the main reasons for hesitant demand currently.  As the season moves on this is expected to alter and the company would urge any producers contemplating the prospect of selling cattle in the next few weeks to contact our auctioneers directly on their personal mobile phone numbers as they work from home so they can advise on the latest market trends for all classes of stock.  Likewise regular purchasers who are unable to attend are encouraged to speak with our team who will be happy to assist in any way possible. 

Customers are reminded there will be no sale at Hexham next week as it is Good Friday however we request entries are made for the following week as soon as possible in the usual manner to the Mart Offices on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Limousin Steer

£1205.000 Corneyside Farm, £1200.00 Hay-A Park, £1190.00 and £1185.00 Lunns House, £1180.00 Hay-A-Park, £1160.00 Lunns House, £1155.00 Hay-A-Park, £1155.00 and £1145.00 Corneyside Farm, £1140.00 Berry Edge,£1100.00 Lunns House, £1100.00 Berry Edge, £1050.00 Hay-A-Park, £1020.00 and £1000.00 Lee Hall.

Charolais Steer

£1210.00, £1160.00, £1140.00 Hay-A-Park, £1140.00 Grange Farm, £1130.00 and £1120.00 Hay-A-Park, £1090.00,£1075.00.£1075.00 Grange Farm,£980.00 Redsteads

Aberdeen Angus Cross Steers

£1100.00,£1095.00 Kirkley Dam House,£1095.00 East Butsfield, £1090.00, £1090.00 Kirkley Dam House,£1090.00,£1090.00 £1075.00, £1060.00 East Butsfield, £1010.00 Lee Hall Farm, £1005.00, £1005.00 East Butsfield,£1000.00 Kirkley Dam House, £980.00,£980.00 East Butsfiled,£960.00 Lee Hall Farm

 Aberdeen Angus Steers

£875.00, £875.00,£845.00 Byreside

British Blue Steers

£1155.00 Hay-A-Park, £1145.00,£1070.00  Kirkley Dam House

Hereford Cross Steers

£1110.00 Hay-A-Park

Blonde Cross Steers

££860.00,£820.00 Stonebyres

Limousin Heifers

£1110.00 Kirkley Dam House, £1075.00 Berry Edge, £1060.00 Bingfield, £1060.00 Corneyside Farm,£1000.00  Hardriding, £980.00 Camphill

Charolais Heifers

£955.00,£950.00,£950.00 Grange Farm,£930.00 Redstead,£890.00,£850.00 Grange Farm.

Aberdeen Angus Cross Heifers

£925.00 Kirkley Dam House

Britiah Blue Heifers

£1000.00 Kirkley Dam House , £935.00 Hard Riding

Simmental Heifers

£930.00, £930.00 East Wharmley

Cast Sheep

An increased buyer demand meant all classes of cast ewes were dearer on the week with the overall average being just over £100.00. Messrs A.R White, Low Staples topped the trade with 2 Texel X Ewes making £124.00. All classes of cast Ewes are wanted for the next upcoming sale on Friday the 17th April. Contact Jack on 07739440457

Suffolk Ewes

£123.00 Saugh House, £108.00 Sherburn Tower, £92.00 Crescent Farm

Texel  Ewe

£124.00 Low Staples,£122.00 Harnham Cottages, £114.00 Glenhill Farm , £112.00 Sherburn Tower, £112.00,£102.00 Highwood Fram, £98.00 Crescent Farm,£96.00 Crescent Farm, £94.00 Dalton  Hill Head Farm,£86.00 Partridge Nest

Mule Ewe

£99.00 Harnham Cottages, £97.00 Saugh House, ££96.00 Highwood Farm, £94.00 Baal Hill,£92.00 Highwood Farm, £77.00 Crescent Farm, £68.000,£64.00 Cheviot

Swaledale Ewe

£76.00 Glenhill Farm

Hoggs

Hoggs of all shapes and sizes were presented in the ring to buyers all keen for the sheep. Overall average at £82.11. Big Hogg’s sold for £119.00 from Messrs Sanders, Bavington Hill Head. Hill Hoggs sold for £89 for a pen of 23 Blackfaces from Messrs Woodman, Great Chesters. Contact Jack on 07739440457 for entries and enquiries for the next sale on the 17th April 2020.

£90.00 and £86.00 Baal Hill

Suffolk

£105.00 Baal Hill, £101.00, £93.00, £92.00 £80.00 Lunns House

Texel

£119.00, £118.00 Bavington Hill Head , £112.00, £110.00, £109.00, £108.00  Dalton Hill Head Farm, £106.00  The Fawns, £106.00  Dalton Hill Head,£106.00 Harnham Cottages, £105.00 Baal Hill £101.00 Harnham Cottages, £99.00 Sherburn Tower £97.00 The Fawns, £96.00 Bavington Hill Head.

Mule

£90.00 Great Chesters, £78.00 Harnham Cottages

Bluefaced Leicester

£98.00 Great Chester

Swaledale

£60.00, £50.00 Baal Hill

Cast Cattle

Cast Cattle are a straight price with new faces around the ring keen to buy all types of cattle. Messrs R English and Sons, Brownsleazes, sold cattle today to £1014.90, topping both £/head and ppk.

More are wanted for the next sale, keep in touch with Jack for entries 07739440457

£1014.90 & £803.25 Brownsleazes, £928.20 & £898.88, £858.42, £812.18, £804.94 The Fawns, £875.99 East Unthank, £827.75 Low Staples, £814.10 Camphill.

127.5 (x2) Brownsleazes, 127.5 (x3) 125.5 (x2), 124.5 (x2) The Fawns, 125.5 East Unthank.

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Cast Cows, Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 27th March 2020

Cast Cows

A tremendous trade was seen in the cast cow ring with 8 active buyers present.

Topping the sale was a younger beats from Messrs R Thornton & Sons, Cornhills making £1261.11 which also had the top price per kilo.

Cast bulls were up to 117.5ppkg and 116.5ppkg for Messrs Walton, Dunns House and Messrs Forster, West Nubbock.

Contact Jack for Entries and Enquiries

Leading Prices;

British Blue x - £1006.48 & 158.5p Cornhills

Beef Shorthorn x - £809.66, £790.02 & £736.24 Yatesfield

115.5p (x2) & 114.5p Yatesfield

Charolais - £1194.13 & 116.5p West Nubbock

Hereford - £1141.62 & 98.5p Whiskershiel

Holstien Friesian - £761.10, £666.23, £534.38 & £512.07 Peepy Farm

107.5p, 94.5p, 85.5p & 84.5p Peepy Farm

Jersey x - £546.15 & £498.47 Peepy Farm

85.5p & 82.5p Peepy Farm

Limousin x - £1261.11 Cornhills, £1103.30 Quarry House, £873.15 Great Bavington, £852.04 & £818.46 WQuarry House, £805.43 East Unthank

165.5p Cornhills, 147.5p, 126.5p & 124.5p Quarry House, 123.5p (x2) Great Bavington

Limousin - £1155.03 & 117.5p Dunns Houses

Simmental x - £925.02 & 123.5p West Nubbock

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts conducted their weekly store sale and offered a reduced catalogue of both cattle and sheep with the addition of a class for OTM cull cattle.  As a result of the current pandemic the company operated under a strict set of guidelines which meant that vendors had to deliver stock for sale by means of a ‘drop and go’ system and purchasers were registered on arrival, followed sanitising procedure and maintained a safe social distance of at least two meters at all times.  The result was a highly successful sale under the circumstances which was permitted by the government and enabled livestock to be traded by the tried and tested method of the auction ring ensuring continuity of supply into the food chain.

A catalogued entry of 207 store cattle were presented which ranged from older forward sorts to younger, yearling types suited for turnout to grazing.  A limited crowd of intent buyers bid well for most classes although a small number of cattle were unsold having failed to reach vendors reserve price figures.  In the main all classes were a good trade with the sale showing an average return of only thirty pounds less per head on the week, yet again highlighting the live auction as the best method by which to value livestock even in such unprecedented times.

The sale peaked at £1270 for a big upstanding Charolais bullock at 18 months from Messrs Walker Bros, Satley, Co. Durham who followed with two more at £1245 and £1230.

Native breed cattle sold to £1205 for a hefty Angus cross steer from Dennis Burn, Aydonshields, Hexhamshire with another by the Hereford sire selling very well at £1200.

A useful run of bullocks at 22-24 months were presented by regular Hexham vendor Mr Ian Thornton, Hay-A-Park, Knaresborough and these Yorkshire cattle peaked at £1200 for a smart Limmy steer and saw 15 return £1147 throughout.

Heifers peaked at £1190 for a shapely Blue cross from Adrian Hutchinson, Hollin Close, Allendale with another at £1180, this one a well-grown Charolais cross from weekly consignor John Carpenter, Rare Dene, Cornsay.

A number of yearling types sold well, not least a super run from Martin Wallace, White Hills, Newton Stewart which peaked at £1135 for a big Simmental cross steer and saw a great run of 24 steers at 10 months average £863.

As always our auctioneers will assist and advise customers to the best of their best ability and would welcome expressions of interest from both vendors and purchasers alike however in such a fluid situation sale arrangements may change at short notice under government instruction.  Please contact our auctioneers on their personal mobile numbers or the mart offices on 01434 605444 to discuss your requirements.

Leading prices;

Cattle 30+ Months

Sim Luing heifers - £920 Ravenscleugh

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1125 Lunns House

Limousin x heifers - £1145 North Cocklake, £1070 Lunns House, £1030 North Cocklake, £965 Lunns House

British Blue x heifers - £980 North Cocklake, £940 South Farm

Simmental x heifers - £990 Heatheridge

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1270, £1245, £1230 & £1205 Satley Farm, £1195 Hay a Park, £1190 Satley Farm, £1165 Hay a Park, £1155 Rare Dean, £1135 Springwell, £1130 & £1110 Hay a Park

Charolais x heifers – £1180 & £1180 Rare Dean, £950 South Farm

Limousin x steers – £1230 Lunns House, £1225, £1200, £1175, £1155 & £1090 Hay a Park, £1080 Low Staples, £940 Hay a Park

Limousin x heifers –£1140, £1105 & £1095 Middle Heads, £1025 & £990 Low Staples, £980 Middle Heads

Angus x steers - £1205 Aydonshields, £1105 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £1120 & £1000 Allendale Farm

Shorthorn steers - £1155 & £1150 Hay a Park

Hereford x steers - £1200 Aydonshields, £1185 Hay a Park, £1140 Aydonshields

Simmental x steers - £1180 & £1150 Hay a Park

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x heifers - £945 Oxlcose, £900 Hackford, £860 Mossyard (x3)

Limousin x steers – £1090 Tanfield, £1065 & £1060 Longlea, £1060 Oxclose, £1020 & £1005 Longlea, £1000 Intake, £995 Longlea, £935 Hollin Close, £930 & £920 Oxclose, £915 & £905 Salmonswell, £905 Oxclose

Limousin x heifers – £960 Longlea & Salmonswell, £900 & £850 Dykehead, £840 Oxclose, £830 Salmonswell, £810 Oxclose, £800 Salmonswell

British Blue x steers – £900 & £870 Hollin Close

British Blue x heifers – £1190 Hollin Close

Angus x steers – £1075, £1045, £960 & £950 East Butsfield, £940 Oxclose, £910 East Butsfield

Hereford x steers - £800 White Hills

Simmental x steers - £1135 White Hills, £1100 Springwell, £910, £875 & £860 White Hills

Simmental x heifers - £1055 Springwell

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Cast ewes & ram sold to a better trade than expected considering the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions and the trade during the week.

Overall average was £67.68 with 9 active buyers in the ring.

Topping the section was 4 strong Bluefaced Leicester ewes from Messrs TL Forster & Son, Lowes Fell making £110

Also at £110 was 2 Texel x ewes from JR Lawson, Cresent Farm.

Contact Jack for further details 07739 440457

Texel x – £110 & £98 Crescent Farm, £96 Harewalls, £95 Rosebrough, £92 Crescent Farm, £90 Blakelaw, £89 Broom House Farm, £87 South Farm & Waite Farm, £86 Crescent Farm

Suffolk x – £98 South Farm & Rosebrough

Beltex x - £84 Blakelaw

Leicester -  £110 Lowes Fell, £94 Towdy Potts

Mule – £82 Ravensworth Grange, £76 Harewalls, £73 South Farm, £63 Blakelaw, £62 Broom House Farm

Blackface –£66 Blakelaw, £64 Ravensworth Grange, £62 Hareshaw, £54 Cottonshope

Swaledale – £37 Hawksteel & Farneyshield

Crossbred - £75 Dalton Hill Head

Store Hoggs

Considering the poorer prime hogg average nationwide, the store hoggs would look well sold.

Topping the sale was a good run of hoggs from JD Straughan, Dalton Hill Head making £100 and averaging £96.88 for 18.  Eleven active buyers present resulting in a competitive trade.

Contact Jack for entries 07739 440457

Texel x – £100, £99, £97, £96 & £88 Dalton Hill Head, £80 Ravensworth Grange, £79 Humber Hill, £78 Reenys Barn, £72 Humber Hill & Bankfoot

Suffolk x –£98 Dalton Hill Head, £69 Ravensworth Grange, £66 Rennys Barn, £64 Settlingstones

Leicester - £75 & £60 Towdy Potts

Mule – £60 Farneyshield

Llanwenlog - £64 West Woodfoot

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 20th March 2020

Store Cattle


On the first day of Spring Hexham & Northern Marts offered a catalogued entry of 514 store cattle and suckled calves which included over 180 head of native breed cattle for the monthly special sale of such sorts. With particular attention to hygiene and under a strict policy of permitting only those conducting actual business on the premises the company saw a good crowd of buyers at the ringside and trade throughout was dearer on the week.

On the dedicated day for native breed cattle it was a 20 month old Angus cross heifer that topped the sale, this one at £1300 from Messrs Moralee, Lowfield, Willington, Co. Durham. This was closely followed by an Angus bullock at 22 months from Stan Willis, Braeside, Alnwick that cashed for £1295. Mr Willis sold 12 outstanding Angus cross cattle, all by registered sires and all at 22 months and saw 6 steers return at £1235 whilst 6 heifer sisters came back at £1059 throughout.

Stronger continental sorts also saw a lift, heifers in particular and these peaked at £1270 for a Limousin cross from weekly consignor George Herdman, Lunns House who sold five, all at 22 months to average £1175 whilst Agnes and James Sinton, White House, Birtley sold a super Charolais cross heifer at 18 months for £1265. A cracking black Limmy bullock at 24 months from Messrs Collingwood, Intake Farm, Weardale topped the continental steer trade at £1260 whilst another Limmy bred bullock sold to £1230 from George and Aileen Dodd, The Park, leading the last consignment of cattle from the Allendale based couple who are retiring. The company would like to thank Mr & Mrs Dodd for their continued support during their farming career at The Park and wish them well for their retirement.

A good trade was seen for all native breed types with highlights a plenty that included a pen of four smart homebred Angus steers at 20 months from Brian Urwin, Lynnshields, Haltwhistle for £1190; a hefty Hereford cross steer at 17 months from Ken Sisterson, Newlands Haugh which changed hands at £1100 and a cracking pen of six homebred, pedigree Luing yearling steers from the immediate past chairman of the Luing Cattle Society, Dave Stanners. He and wife Annabel consigned the cracking pen from their Chesterhope herd at West Woodburn and saw them scale to £955 at just 12 months with their best 13 selling to average £946.

The youngest class of cattle; those at ten months and younger were also dearer and peaked at £1060 twice. The first was a well-bred Blue cross steer from Michael Walton, Rawfoot, Bellingham and noted Limousin bull breeders Messrs Henderson, Burntongues, Allendale sold the second; a pure bred topper at the same price.

Despite negative speculation livestock auction markets continue to trade as normal with demand for both prime and store stock as keen as ever and we would urge producers to enter all classes of stock as early as possible so we are able to advise buyers of potential numbers for sale going forward. We would also request that only those actually conducting business attend the sales and follow recommended hygiene procedures when on market premises. We respectfully request that onlookers, retired persons and children do not attend such sales in the interests of public health. Entries of all stock should be made to the mart offices on 01434 605444 or our team of auctioneers who are available on their mobile phone numbers.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1260 Intake Farm, £1080 South Kirkheaton, £1020 Allendale Farm

Limousin x heifers - £1270 Lunns House, £1160 Lowfield, £1150 & £1110 Lunns House, £1070 & £945 South Kirkheaton

Angus steers – £1295, £1280, £1230, £1210 & £1200 (x2) Braeside

Angus heifers - £1060 (x2), £1050 & £995 (x2) Braeside

Angus x steers - £1180 Allendale Farm, £1120 & £1020 Catreen, £930 Hedley West

Angus x heifers – £1300 Lowfield, £1280 & £1180Allendale Farm, £1160 Aydonshields, £1140 & £1100 (x2) Allendale Farm, £1080 Lowfield, £1000 Elilaw, £990 South Kirkheaton & Elilaw, £980 Elilaw

South Devon x steers - £1100 Wingates Wholme

Hereford x heifers - £905 Lowfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1190 Tenter House, £1180, £1150, £1100 & £1095 White House Birtley, £1080 Broomfield, £1075 Throp Hill, £1050 Tenter House

Charolais x heifers – £1265 & £1150 White House Birtley, £1125 Throp Hill, £1100 Tenter House, £1050 White House Birtley

Limousin x steers – £1195 Bowershield, £1055 Rennys Barn

Limousin x heifers – £1190 Dykehead (x2), £1175 & £117 Lunns House, £1130 Stotsfold, £1050 Throp Hill, £1045 Grange House, £990 Lowfield, £940 Kingswood

British Blue x steers - £1055 South Kirkheaton

British Blue x heifers – £1200, £1135, £1090, £1010 & £1005 High Farm

Angus steers - £1150 Toft Hill Hall, £980 Highfield

Angus heifers - £1195 Braeside, £1145 & £1105 Toft Hill Hall

Angus x steers -£1290 Aydonshields, £1270 & £1190 Lynnshield, £1150 South Kirkheaton, £1100 Kiln Hill, £1050 Throp Hill, £1035 Hedley West, £9910 Lowfield

Angus x heifers – £1140 Aydonshields, £1130 & £1100 South Kirkheaton, £1040 Catreen, £1015 South Kirkheaton, £1010 Allendale Farm, £995 Catreen, £930 Hedley West

South Devon x heifers - £1035 Wingates Wholme

Hereford x steers - £1100 Newlands Haugh,£1080 Newlands Haugh, £1040 Lynnshield, £1005 Nookton

Montbeliarde x steers - £1065 Broomfield

Stabiliser x heifers - £980 Wingates Wholme

Galloway steers - £890 Westburnhope

Fleckvieh steers - £1130 Broomfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1095 White House Birtley, £1090 White House Birtley & Tenter House, £1060 Stotsfold, £965 Harewalls, £920 Thornley Hall Farm, £900 East Wharmley

Charolais x heifers - £1110, £1045, £910 & £900 Tenter House

Limousin x steers – £1230 & £1180 The Park, £1170 Stotsfold, £1155 The Park, £1140 West Moorhouses, £1135 Cornhills, £1130 The Park, £1120 Burntongues, £1095 Allenshields, £1090 The Park, £1080 Intake Farm, £1075 Burntongues, £1070 Grange House, Stotsfold, Cornhills & North Cocklake, £1060 Harwood Shield, £1050 Burntongues, £1040 The Park, £1025 Burntongues, £1020 Allenshields & North Cocklake, £1015 Stotsfold, £1010 Cornhills & North Cocklake, £1000 Todhillwood & Allenshields, £990 Todhillwood (x3), Kingswood & North Cocklake (x2), £980 Harwood Shield, £970 Bowershield, £960 North Cocklake, £955 The Park, £950 Lowfield, £940 Kingswood (x2), £935 East Loanend & North Cocklake, £925 Allenshields, £910 Bowershield, £905 North Cocklake

Limousin x heifers – £1180 Tenter House, £1160 The Park, £1140 West Moorhouses, £1090 Harwood Shield, £1020 West Moorhouses & Harwood Shield, £1005 East Loanend, £990 Dykehead & Stotsfold, £980 West Moorhouses & Stotsfold, £970 East Loanend, £960 Harwood Shield, £950 The Park, £945 Allenshields, £935 The Fawns & East Loanend, £930 East Loanend, £905 The Park & East Loanend

British Blue x steers – £1190 Light Birks, £1110 West Moorhouse, £1080 Harwood Shield, £1070 The Fawns, £1055 Harwood Shield, £1000 West Moorhouses & Harwood Shield, £990 Rawfoot, £985 Harwood Shield, £940 The Fawns, £930 Rawfoot

British Blue x heifers – £1040 & £1010 Light Birks, £970 Allenshields, £940 The Fawns

Angus steers – £1035 Kiln Hill, £940 & £925 Byreside

Angus x steers – £1080 Duck Lane & Ross Farm, £1070 Hedley Park, £1065 Duck Lane, £1060 Ross Farm, £1040 Hedley Park, £1000 Duck Lane & Ross Farm, £995 & £990 Ross Farm, £980 Hedley Park & Rawfoot, £975 Ross Farm & Lowfield, £930 Hedley Park & Tursdale House, £900 Ross Farm, £895 Coneygarth

Angus x heifers - £950 Elilaw, £915 Tursdale House

Hereford x steers - £880 Greenfield

Luing steers - £965, £955, £945, £930 & £900 Low Chesterhope

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £900 Thornley Hall Farm, £885 East Wharmley

Limousin x steers – £1060 Burntongues, £1025 Harwood Shield, £1000 Cornhills, £960 Merryknowe, £950 Merryknowe & The Park, £935 Merryknowe, The Park & Kingswood, £880 Kingswood

Limousin x heifers – £905 Allenshields, £880 Merryknowe

British Blue x steers – £1060 Rawfoot, £1000 Light Birks, £990, £940, £900 & £895 Cornhills

Angus x steers – £970, £9740, £900 & £870 Parkside

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Cast Ewes and Rams on fire once again with the “200 barrier broken on five occasions!!!
Topping at £228 three times. Firstly from M/s Moralee, Hard Riding for a Texel Ewe, then from the Fawcett Family, Well House for a Beltex Ewe and then three Texel Ewes from M/s Davison, Lough Green.
Mule Ewes topped at £164 for two from the Storrow Family, Willimoteswick.
Blackface Ewes topped at £136 for 2 from M/s Herdman, Whitechapel Farm.
Swale Ewes topped at £130 from M/s Robinson, Hawksteel with Swale Tups to £138 from M/s Flatman, Stobby Lea.
Overall sale average £111.77

Pure Texel Average £172.84
Beltex Average £165.20
Shropshire Average £160.80
Zwartbles Average £145.00
Texel x Average £141.42
Mule Average £128.49
Blackface Average £89.40
Swaledale Average £84.98

More wanted, contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel Tups -£196 Well House, £180 Willimoteswick, £178 Harwood Shield, £172 Fallowlee, £168 Well House, £160 Harwood Shield & Moorlaws, £152 Hornby Green, £150 Harwood Shield & Little Brampton, £148 Well House, £140 Fallowlee

Texel – £228 Hard Riding & lough Green, £218 Rouchester, £196 Grange House

Texel x –£196 Broomhall, £185 Holling Hill, £178 Matfen High House, £176 Little Brampton, £172 Needless Hall, £170 Folly House & Well House, £168 Dukesfield Hall, Stobby Lea, Grange House & Wadley Farm, £166 Swan Farm, £165 Nettlesworth West, £164 Cockhall, £160 Cooper House & Well House, £158 Swan Farm, Folly House & Grange House, £157 Folly House, £154 Little Brampton£152 Hornby Green & Cockhall, £151 Great Chesters, £150 Matfen High House & Harwood Shield

Suffolk - £218 Whitechapel

Suffolk x –£198 Grange House

Beltex x - £228 Well House, £196 Needless Hall, £192 Bavington Hill Head, £184 Grange House, £166 Needless Hall

Bleu D’Maine - £188 Lough Green

Leicester Ewe - £196 Holling Hill, £192 Harwood Shield,

Leicester Tup - £172 Tarset Hall, £122 Kirkley House

Shropshire - £172 & £158 Fallowlee

Zwartbles - £170 Wallridge, £120 Newbiggin Hill

Kerry Hill - £89 & £79 Westwoodfoot

Cheviot – £86, £80 & £78 Dunterley

Cheviot Mule – £142 West Bolton

Mule – £164 Willimoteswick, £163 Little Brampton, £160 Colwell Hill, £159 Hornby Green, £158 Folly House, £156 Nettlesworth West, £146 Holling Hill, Hudspeth & Ravenscleugh, £140 Hornby Green, £139 Matfen High House, £134 West Wharmley, £130 Great Chesters & Glebe Farm, £128 Whitechapel, £127 Great Chesters & Duck Lane, £120 Dukesfield Hall & Parkside, £118 Swan Farm

Blackface – £136 Whitechapel, £124 Blakehope, £116 Hole Farm, £115 Holling Hill, £112 Stable Yard Cottage, £111 Great Chesters, £107 Redesmouth, £105 Broomhall & Barron House, £102 Dunterley, £100 Edges Green

Swaledale – £138Stobby Lea, £130 Hawksteel, £128 Glebe Farm, £117 Harwood Shield, £106 Glebe Farm, £105 Colwell Hill, £92 Tarset Hall, £90 Glebe Farm

Jacob - £96 Wadley Farm

Herdwick - £88 Westwoodfoot

Shetland - £70 Wadley Farm, £60 Fallowlee

Crossbred - £122 Moorlaws, £96 Duck Lane, £89 Westwoodfoot, £82 Wadley Farm

Store Hoggs

A great trade for all types of Store Hoggs was seen at Hexham today. All shapes and sizes sold with ease.
Topping at £140 on two occasions, firstly from M/s Milburn, Holling Hill then from the Fawcett Family, Well House.
120 Hoggs were over £100.
Blackface Hoggs sold to £126 from M/s Weatherson, Edges Green.
Vendors are advised to contact Auctioneers to discuss marketing options.

Texel - £116 West Bolton

Texel x – £140 Holling Hill, £136 Loanend, £127 Swan Farm, £126 Loanend, £125 Holling Hill, £123 Swan Farm, £121 West Bolton, £120 Redesmouth, £119 Swan Farm, Bingfield East Quarter & Moorgair, £116 Folly House, £113 Bingfield East Quarter, £109 Redesmouth, £108 Bingfield East Quarter, £106 Bavington Hill Head, £105 West Bolton, £104 & £102Folly House, £99 Cooper House, Bingfield Combe, Folly House, Crescent Farm & Moorgair, £97 Folly House & Fallowlee, £86 Folly House

Suffolk - £84 Flotterton

Suffolk x – £118 Flotterton & South Clarewood

Beltex - £140 & £124 Well House

Beltex x - £127 Newbiggin Hill

Leicester - £136 Glebe Farm, £117 West Bolton

Ryeland - £96 Oakshield

Cheviot x - £92 Blakehope, £79 Dunterley

Cheviot Mule - £93 & £80 Bavington Hill Head

SC Cheviot - £98 & £94 Flotterton

Mule – £90 Bingfield Combe, £87 Redesmouth, £85 Kingswood & Ralphshield, £83 Birtleyshield & Loadman, £79 Birtleyshield, £77 The Hott & Ralphshield

Blackface – £126 Edges Green, £114 & £113 Flotterton, £110 Townshields, £107 Close Head, £103 Broomhall, £96 Blakehope, £85 Closehead, £84 Flotterton

Swaledale - £70.50 Loadman, £69 Farneyshield, £68 Ottercops, £63.50 Farneyshield, £62 & £60 Ottercops

Jacob - £73 & £71 Wadley Farm

Aberfield – £85, £84 & £73 Kirkley Hall

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 17th March 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Small number of clean this week sold to a high of £1358.23 for a Limousin x Heifer from M/s H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene selling to Angus Foods Ltd.

Limousin Heifers – £1358.23, £1181.58 & £1164.82 Paxton Dene

224.5p & 209.5p(x2) Paxton Dene

Charolais Heifers – £1262 & 178.5p West Shields

Young Bull

Angus - £1261.40 & 185.5p Braidley

Cast Cows & OTM

A great entry of cows this week at Hexham that once again met a roaring trade with a packed ringside of purchasers very keen for all classes of cast cattle.
Topping the trade was a Charolais Bull from Mr J Charlton, Tenter House which realised £1347.50!
Cast cow trade reached heights of £1241.25 for British Blue x cows from M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne.
Highest ppk beast came from returning customer Mr JRG Johnson, West Wharmley with a Limousin beast selling for 181.5ppk.

In light of recent events we are still open for business and shall be holding a prime sale next week on the advice of the Livestock Auctioneer Association. We do ask though for only vendors, purchasers and hauliers to attend sales from now on and kindly ask for all “onlookers” and children to stay away at the present time.
Please feel free to contact myself on my mobile with entries for next week on 07854361967.
Thank you for your co-operation, Drew Patrick.

Limousin – £1150.71 & £969.28 West Wharmley, £959.95 Harwood Shield, £951.83 & £946.52 Delight Farm, £933.26 Grange House, £915.75 Hackford, £908.43 West Wharmley, £904.50 High Warden, £892.50 Thockrington

181.5p West Wharmley, 167.5p High Warden, 141.5p West Wharmley (x2), 139.5p Grange House, 138.5p West Wharmley, 137.5p Hackford, 133.5p Delight Farm, 131.5p Harwood Shield, 129.5p Delight Farm, 127.5p Thockrington

Angus -£1102.90 West Shields, £1070.97 Codlaw Hill, £969.08 & £962.50 West Shields, £865.95 Nookton, £840.23 Delight Farm, £831.11 Thockrington

147.5p, 137.5p & 134.5p West Shields, 129.5p Codlaw Hill, 127.5p Delight Farm, 126.5p Thockrington, 125.5p Nookton, 121.5p West Shields

British Blue – £1241.25 & 1232.25 Little Swinburne, £1089.45 Harwood Shield, £1027.23 Hackford, £1025.64 The Fawns, £999.59 Harwood Shield, £968.31 & £956.97 Paxton Dene

166.5p The Fawns, 165.5p & 161.5p Little Swinburne, 145.5p Harwood Shield & Hackford, 139.5p Paxton Dene, 134.5p Harwood Shield, 130.5p Paxton Dene

Charolais (Bull) - £1347.50 & 122.5p Tenter House

Simmental - £1008.28 Broomfield, £967.22 High Warden, £953.92 The Fawns, £941.50 Dunns Houses, £898.15, £886.36 & £834.63 The Fawns, £815.48 Little Swinburne

176.5p High Warden, 138.5p Broomfield, 137.5p & 135.5p The Fawns, 134.5p The Fawns & Dunns Houses

Montbeliarde - £949.43 & £836.50 Broomfield

131.5p Broomfield

Saler x - £994.16 & 144.5p West Shields

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

An increased but very mixed show of hoggs forward this week but all classes dearer again to a top of £171 from M/s Charlton, Whiteside and 286.5p for a pen of Cheviot lambs from M/s PA Robson, Chathill Farm.

Texel x – £171 (x3) Whiteside Haltwhistle, £152 & £147 Nilston Rigg, £145 Dalton Hill Head, £140 The Wynding & Ingoe Low Hall, £136 Quarry House, £133 Aydonshields & Nilston Rigg, £130 Quarry House & Nilston Rigg, £128 Tenter House, £127 Ingoe Low Hall & West Shields, £126 New Dotland, £125 Low Staples, Colepike & Nilston Rigg, £124 Armond Carr (x2), Low Staples & West Shields, £121.50 Low Staples, £121 West Shields, £120 Quarry House (x2), £119.50 The Fawns, £119 West Shields, £118 Ingoe Low Hall, £117 West Shields, £116 Armond Carr, £115 Flotterton, £114 & £113.50 Tenter House, £113 Ingoe Low Hall, Armond Carr & Low Staples, £110.50 West Shields, £110 Breckon Hill & West Shields, £109 Low Staples & Nilston Rigg, £108.50 Aydonshields, £108 The Fawns, Tenter House, West Shields & Aydonshields, £107.50 Colepike, £107 Great Chesters & Kellah, £106 Low Staples, £105 The Wynding, Woodlands Hall (x2), Middle Heads & Tenter House

277.6p Quarry House, 269.6p Low Staples, 266.7p Breckon Hill, 265.3p Quarry House, 263.6p Armond Carr, 263.5p Partridge Nest, 263.1p Whiteside Haltwhistle, 262.8p West Shields & Armond Carr, 260.9p Quarry House, 259.5p Low Staples, 259.3p The Wynding, 258.9p Dalton Hill Head, 258.8p Breckon Hill, 258.3p Armond Carr (x2), 256.8p Ingoe Low Hall, 256.6p West Shields, 255.3p Quarry House, 254.8p Great Chesters, 253.2p West Shields, 253.1p & 252.4p Low Staples, 251.5p Whiteside Haltwhistle, 251.2p West Shields, 251.1p Ingoe Low Hall, 251p & 250p Tenter House, 249p The Fawns, 248p West Shields, 247.5p Colepike, 247.1p New Dotland, 246.6p Aydonshields, 246.3p Middle Heads, 245.7p Low Staples, 245.6p West Shields, 245.1p Low Staples & Colepike, 244.4p Breckon Hill, 244.3p Colepike, 244.2p Tenter House

Dutch Texel x - £144 (x2), £132, £124 & £117 Willimoteswick

260p, 240p, 238.5p, 236.1p & 228.6p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £148 Dalton Hill Head, £118 Steel Hall, £110.50 New Dotland, £110, £109.50 & £108 Lunns House, £107 Colepike, £100 Woodlands Hall & Colepike

248.8p & 245.8p Steel Hall, 242.6p Dalton Hill Head, 238.1p & 237.8p Colepike, 230.2p New Dotland, 229.8p Lunns House, 225p New Dotland, 214.7p Lunns House

Charollais x - £138.50, £131.50 & £124 Dalton Hill Head

258.3p, 248.1p & 247.3p Dalton Hill Head

Hampshire x - £110 & £95.50 Steel Hall

244.9p & 244.4p Steel Hall

Cheviot x- £119 & £113 Chathill Farm, £108 Flotterton, £106 Chathill Farm, £105 The Wynding & Chathill Farm, £99.50 Flotterton, £98.50 Chathill Farm, £98 Flotterton

286.5p, 262.5p, 256.8p & 252.6p Chathill Farm, 251.3p & 251.2p Flotterton, 247.9p Chathill Farm, 244.2p The Wynding, 242.7p Flotterton

Mule – £107.50 Tenter House, £104.50 New Dotland, £100.50 Great Chesters, £99 Kellah, £90 Colepike

235.7p Kellah, 233.7p Tenter House, 232.2p New Dotland, 228.4p Great Chesters, 214.1p The Wynding, 195.7p Colepike

Blackface - £109 Nilston Rigg, £100.50 Great Chesters, £95 Kellah, £90 New Dotland, £87 Kellah

230.8p New Dotland, 227.1p Nilston Rigg, 223.3p Great Chesters, 220.9p & 212.2p Kellah

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £87 Dalton Hill Head (x2)

Charollais x - £122 Dalton Hill Head

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 13th March 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts at their weekly sale had forward 456 Store Cattle which included 32 Overwintered YFC Store Cattle (See separate report).
A ring full of buyers was present for this sale with a mixed show presented cattle maintained the good rates of last week.
Top price of the day went to an Angus x steer @23months selling at £1285 from The Willis Family, Braeside, Shilbottle. (12 steers and Heifers Av. £1170.83)
Heifers sold to £1270 for Limousin x from M/s G Carins, Broomhall with five averaging £1216.
Younger sorts, up to 10 months, also maintained recent rates with Limousin x steers @ £1045 from Dennis & Stuart Charlton, Whiteside and Limousin x Heifer @ £1040 from David & Sharon Robinson, Hawksteel.

Leading Prices (without YFC Calves) –

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1095 Flotterton, £1090 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1195 & £1190 Lunns House, £1180 Berwick Hill, £1155 Lunns House, £1130 Duddo Hill & Berwick Hill, £1015 High Warden

Limousin x heifers - £1155 Tarset Hall, £990 High Warden, £910 Little Swinburne

British Blue x heifers - £900 Rare Dean

Angus x steers - £1285, £1270, £1200, £1180 & £1150 Braeside, £1090 New Houses

Angus x heifers – £1165, £1150 & £1100 Braeside, £1075 Allendale Farm, £900 East Uppertown

Saler x steers - £1095, £1075 & £1035 Duddo Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1170 Broomfield, £1150 Berwick Hill, £1140 West Causey Hill, £1125 & £1090 Broomfield, £1075 West Shields

Charolais x heifers – £1170 new Houses, £1135 Broomfield, £1095 West Causey Hill, £1060, £1055 & £1050 Broomfield, £1045 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1225 Hallington New Houses, £1215 Rare Dean, £1195 Lunns House, £1190, £1185 & £1175 Berwick Hill, £1170, £1145, £1130 & £1110 Blackhalls, £1105 High Trewhitt, £1080 Tarset Hall, £1070 Blackhalls, £1065 Duddo Hill, £1045 Blackhalls, £1040 Bunker Hill, £1030 Blackhalls, £980 High Warden & High Trewhitt, £940 High Warden

Limousin x heifers – £1270 & £1250 Broomhall, £1200 Broomhall & Tarset Hall, £1180 (x2) Broomhall, £1115 Tarset Hall, £1065, £1050 & £990 Little Swinburne, £960 Chesters, £955 Dyke Nook, £905 Tarset Hall

British Blue x heifers – £1050 St Oswalds

Simmental x steers – £1120 Broomfield

Angus x steers -£1270 Braeside, £1120 Blackhalls, New Houses & Allendale Farm, £1105 & £1100 Allendale Farm, £1060 East Uppertown

Angus x heifers – £1145 & £1135 Braeside, £1020 East Uppertown, £1000 Braeside, £920 West Causey Hill

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1090 Berwick Hill

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1100 High Trewhitt, £1060 & £1055 West Shields, £990 Lowfield, £985 & £900 Thornley Hall Farm

Charolais x heifers - £970, £940 & £925 West Shields, £890 High Trewhitt

Limousin x steers – £1115 Bulls Hill, £1090 Lowfield, £1080 Low Horton, £1070 Longlea, £1060 Kellah, £1055 High Trewhitt, £1050 Low Horton, Bellshiel & Whiteside, £1045 Todhillwood, £1035 Bulls Hill, £1020 Lowfield & Whiteside, £1015 Woodhall, £1010 High Trewitt & Todhillwood, £1005 Todhillwood, £1000 Mains Rigg & Highside, £990 Todhillwood & Kellah, £980 Lowfield (x3), £960 Longlea, £950 Woodhall & Farnbury, £945 Bellshiel, £940 Lowfield, £925 & £920 Kellah, £915 Bellshiel, £910 Thornley Hall Farm, £905 Dyke Nook, £900 Chesters

Limousin x heifers – £1050, £1035 & £975 Tarset Hall, £950 Chesters & Todhillwood, £940 Edges Green & Woodhall, £930 Prospect Grange, £920 Farnbury, £915 Intake, £900 Low Horton & Edges Green, £880 Chesters & Prospect Grange

British Blue x steers – £910 Woodhall

British Blue x heifers – £1005 & £870 Woodhall

Simmental x steers – £1010 White Hills, £1000 Intake, £930 (x2) White Hills

Simmental x heifers – £890 & £875 White Hills

Angus x steers – £1110, £1090 & £990 Lowfield, £885 East Uppertown

Hereford x steers - £865 White Hills

Saler x steers - £940 (x2) West Shields, £920 & £885 Mains Rigg

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £910 Thornley Hall Farm

Limousin x steers – £1045 Whiteside, £1020 Bulls Hill, £1010 Bellshiel, £1000 Woodhall (x2), Whiteside & Hawksteel, £970 Hawksteel, £955 Intake, £910 Prospect Grange & Thornley Hall Farm, £900 Prospect Grange, £880 & £840 Mains Rigg

Limousin x heifers – £1040 Hawksteel, £990 Whiteside, £980 Woodhall, £915 & £880 Whiteside, £870 Highside, £860 Longlea, £855 Hawksteel & Highside, £850 Whiteside

British Blue x steers – £1000 & £950 (x2) Woodhall, £885 Edges Green

British Blue x heifers – £1010 Woodhall

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly cast sheep sale with 613 catalogued this week. This week saw arguably the dearest cast sheep trade ever seen at Hexham with Texel ewes from M/s GN Potts & Son, Black Callerton selling to a potential record of £195!
Alan R Lawson & Son, South Farm sold Texel ewes to £190
The biggest lift in trade was seen in Mule ewes with ewes from Mr TS MacDonald, Hammershield selling to £160!
Cheviot ewes from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold to £165.
Blackface rams sold to a high of £124 for a pen of four from Mr AD McCracken, Burdonside with ewes selling to £99 from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton. A large entry of Swaledale ewes this week sold to a staggering £105 from M/s R Rutherford & Sons, Kingswood whilst Swale tups sold to £111 from Mr TS MacDonald, Hammershield.
More and more cast sheep can be sold at Hexham with the amount of active buyers and new accounts in operation. Please feel free to speak to Drew on n07854361967 for more information.

Texel – £195 Black Callerton, £172 St Oswalds, £160 West Wharmley, £158 Brieredge, £150 St Oswalds

Texel x – £190 South Hallington, £188 Follions, £178 Rosebrough, £176 St Oswalds & Flotterton, £175 Black Callerton (x2), £168 St Oswalds, £160 Black Callerton & Bingfield Combe, £151 Follions, £149 St Oswalds, £148 Bingfield Combe, £146 East Greenridge & Thornton Tower, £141 East Greenridge, £130 St Oswalds (x2)

Suffolk - £176 Flotterton, £166 West Wharmley

Suffolk x – £156 St Oswalds, £132 Rosebrough, £126 St Oswalds, £106 Hammershield

Beltex x – £180 & £175 Needless Hall, £171, £170 & £164 Well House

Leicester - £150 The Laws, £142 Penpeugh, £130 East Greenridge, £108 Broomhope

Hampshire - £150 Netherton Northside

Lleyn - £148 Middle Heugh

NC Cheviot – £159 & £133 Flotterton

Cheviot x - £58 Rosebrough

Cheviot Mule – £166 & £160 Flotterton

Mule – £160 Hammershield, £150 Morrowfield, £146 East Greenridge & Flotterton, £137 Coltpark, £124 Blackhill & Ochrelands, £121Ochrelands, £116 Kingswood

Blackface – £124 Burdonside, £113 Brieredge, £99 Flotterton, £94 Coltpark, £84 Flotterton, £77 Sweethope & Burdonside

Swaledale – £111 Hammershield, £105 Kingswood, £103 Hammershield, £80 Todhillwood & East Greenridge, £72 The Laws

Herdwick - £58 Corby Gates

Llanwenog - £80 & £60 West Wood Foot

Crossbred - £167 Corby Gates

In Lamb Ewes

Texel x (1crop) - £110 The Tilesheds

Store Hoggs

A larger entry of hoggs this week with many vendors now clearing up before the next lambing and this was obvious with the quality of sheep on show. This did not affect trade though with hoggs again maintaining last week’s rates especially the longer keeping hoggs that sold to extreme rates.
Smart Beltex x hoggs from Mr JW Metcalf, Palm Strothers sold to £127. Katie Armstrong, Wesley House sold Texel x hoggs to £125
Mule hoggs sold to £1000 from M/s W&PF Walton, Penpeugh.
A very poor show of Blackface hoggs still sold to a high of £100 from Brieredge Farm, Bellingham.

Texel x – £125 Wesley House, £124 Black Callerton, £119 Wesley House, £118 West Cocklaw, £116 Field Head, £115 (x2) & £114.50 Wesley House, £114, Rosebrough (x2), Field Head, Palm Strothers & Little Brampton, £113.50 Yetlington Lane, £113 Field Head, £111 Netherton Northside, £109 West Cocklaw & Wesley House

Suffolk x – £114.50 West Cocklaw, £112 Morrowfield, £96.50 West Cocklaw, £94 Morrowfield, £88.50 Low Cornriggs

Beltex x - £127 Palm Strothers, £122 Catless, £105 Palm Strothers, £104 Rosebrough

Leicester - £70 West Cocklaw

Lleyn - £110 & £86 (x2) Middle Heugh

Mule – £100 Penpeugh, £88 The Laws, £86 Piatroon

Blackface – £101 Brieredge, £70 Little Harle (x2) & Cowbyre, £67.50 Highfield & Grasslees

Swaledale - £85 Westburnhope, £78 Rigg Farm

Jacob - £60.50 Catless

Crossbred – £64 Grasslees

Young Farmers Competition | Friday 13th March 2020

Hexham – YFC Competition – 12th/13th March 2020

Hexham & Northern Marts held the culmination of their Eleventh Annual YFC Calf Wintering Competition over two days and once again the event proved a resounding success.

A total of Thirty-Two calves were purchased during October of last year by members of Young Farmers Clubs from the Northumberland, County Durham and Cumbrian Federations and these were overwintered at home before being brought back for sale through the same Hexham sale ring. The company are once again extremely grateful for the support of mainline sponsors I’Anson Bros Ltd, Feed Merchants, Masham, North Yorkshire and for the continued commitment of local businesses David Carr Haulage and JS Hubbuck Agricultural Merchants to the show and sale aspects of this competition.  New for this year The British Limousin Cattle Society also generously offered sponsorship in the form of prize money for the top three Limousin sired cattle with the greatest profit margin. 

The prize show was held on the Thursday evening and twenty of the thirty-two competitors chose to show their cattle and all presented were a credit to their owners.  The company were delighted to invite Jonathan Lyon to preside as master judge and the well-known Lincolnshire based cattle showman and landscaper executed his task with an exceptionally high degree of professionalism throughout the evening.  

As is the order of such events preliminary breed classes gave way to the Overall Championship and with well in excess of two hundred onlookers gathered to cheer on their friends, relations and associated YFC clubs tension was palpable as the judge was faced with a line-up of five class winners.  Having given full commentary of his reasons at the conclusion of each class Mr Lyon briskly considered those red-ticketed cattle in front of him before declaring an extremely sweet and correct red Limousin cross bred heifer exhibited by Adam Haughton of Haltwhistle Young Farmers that had been bred by Benedict Bates of Nilston Rigg as the Overall Champion on the night – a decision which obviously proved very popular by the cheers of delight from the crowd.  Adam was thrilled to receive the handsome Silver trophy from show sponsor David Carr Senior, renowned local farmer and haulier and benefactor to this event since its inception.  

The second prize Limousin cross heifer was brought forward for consideration and it was this; a sleek black lady from Jack Moralee, also a Haltwhistle member that had been purchased from Messrs Lee, Agars Hill that was tapped out as Reserve Champion.

With a female heavy entry in both the show and the sale it was a thoroughly well-deserved decision to award the Dalkin Trophy for the best turned out calf and the John Gibb Trophy for the best calf of opposite sex to the champion to a tremendous black Limousin cross bullock from Ben Cowton of Butsfield YFC, County Durham which he had purchased from Gordon & Julie Sedgewick, Ricknall Grange in October.  One of the heaviest and most well-grown calves shown on the night it was obvious that Ben had indeed taken a great deal of time in preparing the animal for show and his hard work carried all the hallmarks of animal turned out by a lifelong expert rather than by one just beginning his career in the industry. 

The company would like to thank all involved with the show aspect of the competition which is now firmly cemented as the highlight of the prize show calendar at Hexham Auction Mart.

Price List;

Class 1 – Newton Rigg College Students Confined

1st – Katie Willey (Whitley Chapel YFC)

Class 2 – Any Other Breed Steer or Heifer

1st – Grant Cummings (Coquetdale) with a Beef Shorthorn Steer

2nd – Ryan Fletcher (Bellingham) with a Blonde cross Heifer

Class 3 – Charolais cross Steer or Heifer

1st – Matthew Walton (Coquetdale) with a Heifer

Class 4 – British Blue cross Heifer

1st – Carl Baxter (Shaftoe)

2nd – Aaron Younger (Cambo)

3rd – Harry Willey (Whitley Chapel)

Class 5 – Limousin cross Steer

1st – Ben Cowton (Butsfield)

2nd – Sam Willey (Whitley Chapel)

3rd – Craig Bertram (Cambo)

Class 6 – Limousin cross Heifer

1st – Adam Haughton (Halwhistle)

2nd – Jack Moralee (Haltwhistle)

3rd – Ben Moralee (Haltwhistle)

Overall Champion – Adam Haughton

Reserve Champion – Jack Moralee

Best Turned Out – Ben Cowton

Best Calf Opposite Sex to The Champion – Ben Cowton

With the ceremony of the prize show dispensed with the next day dawned and the Young Farmers calves featured centrally within the strong catalogue for the weekly sale of store cattle that is the mainstay of the business at Hexham & Northern Marts.

A sale order had been pre-determined prior to the prize show so as not to benefit any of the prize winners for the profit margin aspect which was and remains the main focus of the competition since its inception by the company eleven years ago.  

With trade seemingly sharper than the previous weeks sale and a steadfast crowd of committed, weekly buyers packed round the ringside expectations were high down the alley of YFC cattle.  With purchase prices ranging from as little as £605 to as much as £1160 (all financed by Hexham & Northern Marts) today would be the day on which all such purchases and overwintering practices would be judged by those wishing to acquire top quality suckler bred store cattle.

With the outcome of the competition and the recipient of the impressive JS Hubbuck Ltd Trophy never established until the hammer falls on the final beast the crowd in auditorium swells with the sale of each beast as competitors, family, friends and breeders file forward to watch their connections.

With interest from Aberdeen in the North to as far South as Mid Wales and from almost every county in-between trade was nothing short of exceptional for all the YFC cattle due largely to the generosity of the many regular buyers that the company is delighted to do business with on a weekly basis.  Showmen, suckler herd masters and commercial finishers were all keen to encourage the young enthusiasts and the outcome was that the Hubbuck trophy went home with a ‘double’ winning Adam Haughton as his earlier show champion scooped the top price on the day of £1850 and the greatest profit margin of £970 selling to previous judges at this centre Messrs Edwards Bros, Betws Gwefil Goch, Corwen, Wales.

The inter-club competition for the club achieving the highest average profit margin was won by Haltwhistle YFC and the Limousin Cattle Society prizes were taken home by three members of the same club as follows;

1st – Adam Haughton (£970)

2nd – Will Storey (£670)

3rd – Kate Ogle (£460)

The entire results of the sale are as follows;

 

 

Name

Club

Breed

Sex

Purchased From

Sale Price

Profit

1

Carl Baxter

Shaftoe

BB X

F

Willimoteswick

£1130

£200

2

Liam Stephenson

Haltwhistle

Lim X

F

Penpeugh

£1190

£280

3

Aaron Younger

Cambo

BB X

F

Woodhall

£1010

£155

4

Katie Willey

Whitley Chapel

Lim X

F

Burnbank

£1080

£390

5

Beverlie Younger

Cambo

Lim X

F

Harlow Bower

£1190

£130

6

Grant Cummings

Coquetdale

B/S Horn

M

Cottonshope

£1100

£290

7

Harry Willey

Whitley Chapel

BB X

F

Woodhall

£1020

£235

8

Kate Ogle

Haltwhistle

Lim X

F

Glendue

£1090

£460

9

Sam Willey

Whitley Chapel

Lim X

M

Glower Over Him

£1150

£380

10

Jodie Wigham

Haltwhistle

Lim X

F

Lands Farm

£1280

£200

11

Jack Moralee

Haltwhistle

Limx

F

Agars Hill

£1400

£240

12

Ben Cowton

Butsfield

Lim X

M

Ricknall Grange

£1360

£320

13

Harry Bertram

Shaftoe

Char X

F

Watergate

£900

£295

14

Sarah Willey

Whitley Chapel

BB X

F

Woodhall

£1220

£410

15

Alex Cousin

Haltwhistle

Lim X

F

Dene House

£1030

£185

16

Adam Haughton

Haltwhistle

Lim X

F

Nilston Rigg

£1850

£970

17

Ryan Fletcher

Bellingham

Blond X

F

Jolly Body

£1070

£240

18

Lucy Heslop

Sedgefield

Lim X

F

Rogerley Hall

£990

£340

19

Beth Taylor

Coquetdale

Lim X

M

The Brigg

£1000

£220

20

Ben Moralee

Haltwhistle

Lim X

F

Cleughfoot

£1120

£80

21

Victoria Richardson

Coquetdale

Lim X

M

The Brigg

£1020

£240

22

Victoria Simpson

Butsfield

Lim X

F

Burnbank

£830

£140

23

Craig Bertram

Cambo

Lim X

M

Harlow Bower

£1040

£100

24

Ashleigh Cousin

Haltwhistle

Lim X

F

Willimoteswick

£1120

£290

25

Joseph Hutton

Brampton

Char X

M

West Wharmley

£1030

£230

26

Ruby Heslop

Sedgefield

Lim X

F

Lands Farm

£1030

£235

27

Zak Housby

Whitley Chapel

Lim X

F

Penpeugh

£1070

£220

28

Matthew Walton

Coquetdale

Char X

F

Bankshead

£1180

£360

29

Lewis Wood

Stamfordham

Lim X

F

Stonestile

£1160

£430

30

Declan Bowes

Butsfield

Lim X

F

Burnbank

£950

£260

31

Will Storey

Haltwhistle

Lim X

F

Beacon Rigg

£1750

£670

32

Sam Wilson

Butsfield

Lim X

F

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The company would once again like to thank all that have been involved with this highly successful event; exhibitors, prize winners, judge, sponsors, purchasers, breeders, keen onlookers and all market staff. We look forward to October when the competition will begin again, anyone wishing to compete for the first time should contact our auctioneers for details. 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 10th March 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A nice entry of clean cattle this week with something for everybody!
Handy weight heifers from M/s H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene sold to 226.5ppk with the same home selling heifers to 224.5ppg and 213.5ppk.

Limousin Heifers –

£1281.99, £1251.11 & £1176.38 Paxton Dene

226.5p, 224.5p & 213.5p Paxton Dene

Charolais Heifers – £1217.04, £1208.97 & £1167.77 Flotterton, £1141.33 Grange Farm, £1053 Flotterton

200.5p, 199.5p & 190.5p Flotterton, 177.5p Grange Farm, 175.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1038.96 & 175.5p Springwell

Simmental Heifers - £1258.29 & 170.5p High Fotherley

Cast Cows & OTM

A poorer show of cast cattle this week but that didn’t reduce the demand with another fresh buyer ringside this week ensuring a great trade for all classes of cows.
Highest ppk beast came from High Warden Farm Ltd for a Simmental x cow selling to 169.5ppk.
A great Limousin x cow from M/s J&A Moralee, Hard Riding topped the highest grossing cows realising £1379.68
More cows desperately needed to fulfil current market demand for next week’s sale.
For entries please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1379.68 Hard Riding, £1057.94 Mains Rigg, £961.40 Bellingham Demesne, £889.05 Redburn, £887.53 Little Swinburne, £884.24 Springwell,

159.5p Hard Riding, 156.5p Mains Rigg, 139.5p Little Swinburne, 135.5p Little Swinburne & West Shaftoe, 134.5p Redburn, 127.5p Bellingham Demesne, 126.5p Springwell & Bellingham Demesne

Angus - £1165.13 & £1137.24 Old Town, £937.13 Bellingham Demesne, £909.98 East Uppertown

131.5p East Uppertown, 127.5p Bellingham Demesne,126.5p Old Town, £125.5p Springwell, 119.5p Old Town

British Blue – £977.85 & 132.5p Redburn

Charolais - £1117.88 Springwell

135.5p Springwell

Simmental - £989.88 High Warden, £986.57 Three Farms

169.5p High Warden, 133.5p Three Farms

Saler - £835.25 & 128.5p Mains Rigg

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

More hoggs forward again this week and sharper throughout with another 5p increase on the average to a top of £135 from Quarry House.

Texel x – £134 & £130 Quarry House, £128.50 South Acton, £128 Fell Lane & South Acton, £127.50 & £126.50 South Acton, £126 Fell Lane & Quarry House (x2), £125.50 South Acton, £125 South Acton (x2) & Baal Hill, £124 South Acton (x2), £123.50 Lough Green, £122.50 South Acton, £120 Quarry House & South Acton, £119 Quarry House, £118.50 South Acton, £118 South Acton & West Shields, £117.50 Low Staples & East Matfen, £117 Colepike, £116 Lough Green, £115 St Oswalds, Springwell Cottage & East Matfen (x2), £114 Middle Heads, £113.50 East Matfen & Baal Hill, £113 South Acton, £112 Baal Hill, £111 Low Staples, £110.50 West Shields & Colepike, £110 Baal Hill, £109.50 Colepike, £108 Springwell Cottage (x2) & West Shields, £107.50 Low Staples & West Shields, £106 Springwell Cottage & West Shields, £105 Middle Heads, Great Bavington & West Shields, £104.50 Springwell Cottage, £102.50 West Shields (x2), £101 Springwell Cottage, £100.50 Middle Heads & Low Staples, £100 West Shields & Baal Hill

272.7p South Acton & Quarry House, 268p Quarry House, 263.9p West Shields, 262.2p & 261.2p South Acton, 257.1p Quarry House, 256.6p Low Staples, 254.7p Colepike, 253.2p Quarry House, 252.2p Lough Green, 251.1p South Acton, 250p South Acton, East Matfen & West Shields, 248p South Acton, 247.1p Fell Lane, 246.9p South Acton, 246.5p Springwell Cottage, 246.1p Springwell Cottage & South Acton, 245.7p West Shields, 245.6p Colepike, 245.1p Middle Heads & South Acton, 244.8p & 244.7p East Matfen, 244.2p Middle Heads, 243.9p West Shields & Baal Hill, 243.6p West Shields, 243.5p Baal Hill, 243.4p Low Staples, 243.1p South Acton, 242.2p Lough Green, 241.5p East Matfen & Baal Hill, 241.3p Low Staples, 240.9p & 240p (x2) West Shields, 239.8p & 239.3p Low Staples, 239p Springwell Cottage, 238.4p & 237.8p West Shields, 237p Fell Lane

Suffolk x – £125 Baal Hill (x2) & Hammershield, £119.50 Steel Hall, £117 Lough Green, £115 Great Bavington, £114.50 Hammershield, £113 Great Bavington & Colepike, £109 Great Bavington, £105.50 Colepike, £100.50 Great Bavington, £98 Hammershield, £97.50 Great Bavington

245.4p Colepike, 235.4p Great Bavington, 234p Lough Green, 230.8p Great Bavington, 230.6p Colepike, 229.8p Steel Hall, 228.4p, 226.7p & 225.5p Great Bavington, 222.7p Hammershield, 218p Great Bavington, 216p Hammershield, 215.5p Baal Hill

Beltex x – £135 & £134 Quarry House

275.5p & 268p Quarry House

Bleu D’Maine x - £98.50 & 218.9p Low Staples

Cheviot x- £114.50, £109.50, £101.50 & £100 Flotterton

248.9p, 247.6p, 243.9p & 204.5p Flotterton

Mule – £109 Hammershield, £107 Great Chesters (x2), £105 Hammershield (x2), £100 Baal Hill

237.8p Great Chesters (x2), 228.3p & 227.1p Hammershield, 212.8p West Shields, 184.2p Hammershield

Blackface - £110 Flotterton, £104 Great Chesters, £103 Flotterton

221.3p Great Chesters, 193p & 190.7p Flotterton

Swaledale - £100 Baal Hill & Hammershield, £95.50 Hammershield, £78.50 Baal Hill

222.1p Hammershield, 212.2p Baal Hill, 208.3p Hammershield, 200p Baal Hill


Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £131 (x2), £127 & £118 East Matfen, £110 Fairspring & Baal Hill, £103 Fairspring, £98 East Matfen, £87 Fairspring

Suffolk x - £105 East Matfen

Mule – £90 East Matfen

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 6th March 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their special March two-day prize show and sale of store cattle and suckled calves with show ring potential and an entry of thirty-five calves were exhibited for show whilst an increased entry on the year of 595 head were catalogued for sale.

Once again the show was generously sponsored by Armstrong & Watson Accountants, Scott Mitchell & Associates veterinary surgeons and The Yorkshire Bank to whom the company is extremely grateful for their continued support without which such a prestigious event simply could not take place.

On the Thursday evening quite simply the best show of calves seen in this market were presented before the judge Mr Tim Bodily of Abergavenny, South Wales who executed his remit with due professionalism and consideration of each and every exhibit.

With classes for both halter-led and unhaltered calves the catalogue was dominated by the Limousin and British Blue breeds and many commented on the outstanding quality of the calves on show, all from regular consignors to this centre from as far as Midlothian to the North and County Durham to the South as well as Northumberland and Cumbria also.

Steer and heifer classes were contested before both male and female championships were decided leading on to the culmination of the evening’s proceedings and the Overall Championship. Faced with his preferred steer and heifer exhibits from two highly regarded breeders, well-known for their top quality suckler bred calves it was the male champion that Mr Bodily tapped out as Overall Champion and the winner of The John Davison Millennium Trophy. A superb jet black bullock from Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm, Butsfield, County Durham that had been born on the 22nd February 2019 and alongside several other tremendous cattle exhibited on the night truly was a ‘family affair’ having been expertly bred, handled and presented by three generations of the Murray family; Father Ashley, Son John and Grand-daughter Hannah, ably assisted by stockman Thomas Wilson. The bullock with considerable scope and stature and bags of shape and potential had been bred at home by the renowned AI sire ‘Trueman Idol’ out of a shapely British Blue cross-bred mother which had previously bred a class winner at this event and a daughter of which also bred another of the Murrays exhibits at this evenings show. A beaming Ashley Murray commented ‘we’ve had a super night and after several years competing we are delighted to have won with what we consider to be one of the best calves we have ever bred, we only ever show at Hexham and this year it has paid off’.

With a sublime element of quality throughout all the classes it was the female champion which stood as reserve to the bullock; this one a sweet red Limousin heifer which had earlier taken the halter-led class; a 25th January born lady with trademark elegance from show ring doyen John Smith-Jackson, High Town, Haltwhistle. With previous accolades under her belt the heifer was strongly fancied all evening following considerable on-line speculation earlier in the week thanks to the increasing popularity of social media as a platform to promote such events and our industry as a whole. Impeccably well behaved on the halter and presented to perfection the heifer was an undoubted favourite of the judge only to be pipped to the post by the stronger bullock.

 

The company would like to thank all involved with the continued success of the show; exhibitors, sponsors, our judge, enthusiasts and onlookers in attendance as well as a special thanks to Karen Ballentyne and her staff at The Tynedale Function Suite for the delicious buffet supper at the conclusion of the judging.

Prize Show

Limousin or Limousin x Steer (Unhaltered)
1st Prize Glebe Farm
2nd Prize High Highlaws
3rd Prize High Highlaws

Limousin or Limousin x Steer (Haltered)
1st Prize Glebe Farm
2nd Prize Glebe Farm
3rd Prize High Lovelady Shield

British Blue or British Blue x Steer (Unhaltered)
1st Prize High Highlaws
2nd Prize High Highlaws
3rd Prize Harwood Shield

British Blue or British Blue x Steer (Haltered)
1st Prize Glebe Farm

Male Champion
M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm – Limousin (Unhaltered)

Reserve Male Champion
M/s Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm – Limousin (Haltered)

Limousin or Limousin x Heifer (Unhaltered)
1st Prize Agars Hill
2nd Prize Harwood Shield

Limousin or Limousin x Heifer (Haltered)
1st Prize High Town
2nd Prize Whiteside
3rd Prize Harwood Shield

British Blue or British Blue x Heifer (Unhaltered)
1st Prize Harwood Shield
2nd Prize Kingside
3rd Prize Kingside

British Blue or British Blue x Heifer (Haltered)
1st Prize Harwood Shield

Female Champion
M/s Smith Jackson, High Town – Limousin (Haltered)

Reserve Female Champion
M/s Lee, Harwood Shield – British Blue (Haltered)

Overall Champion
M/s Rochester & Marshall, Glebe Farm – Limousin Steer

Reserve Overall Champion
M/s Smith Jackson, High Town – British Blue Heifer

Pen of 4 Steers
1st Prize South Ord
2nd Prize South Ord


Champion Pen
M/s Carse, South Ord – Limousin Steers

Well-fed and rested by morning the business of marketing the entry began with over forty steadfast buyers ready at the ringside for start time and over 150 stronger, forward sorts presented early in the sale. These continue to sell well and peaked on this day at £1275 for an upstanding Limousin cross steer at 23 months from regular consignors at this time of year; Messrs Thompson, Duddo Hill, Morpeth. A pen of four, slightly younger from Messrs Browell, Quarry House, Hexham were the focus of spirited bidding and sold to £1250 whilst a pen of 5 cracking black heifers sold to £1150 from the same home to return an average of £1156 throughout for 21 sold for the Browell brothers.

Yearling types made up the bulk of the catalogue and of course these were dominated by the excellent show cattle for which buyers had assembled from all over the UK. The show champion entered the ring to due applause and quickly set sail, travelling at a pace to settle at a worthy £2300 being purchased by Messrs Kitson for use, at a later date in their Five Houses Farm Shop and Kitchen, Crathorne, Yarm being one of several high profile animals that were purchased by the same buyers on the day.

It was however the Reserve Overall Champion and the Female Champion calf from John Smith-Jackson that rang the bell at Hexham, the hammer falling at an astonishing £5000 following great interest round the sale ring and from new faces at this centre. The heifer was taken home to Leyburn by Messrs Anderson in an almost mirror image sale to that of the 2019 sale leader from John and centre record breaker which sold for £5600.

Messrs Lee of Harwoodshield, Hexhamshire had presented a cracking run of six well turned out calves for show and their efforts were rewarded with rosettes and one of the top prices of the sale. Their reserve female champion; a sweet, black British Blue cross heifer from a Limousin cross mother had caught the eye of many an onlooker and this one topped their run with a well-deserved price tag of £2800 selling to Messrs Dickinson, Derbyshire. Several heifers from the same home scaled the heights on the day selling to £1650, £1600 and £1500 all of which will undoubtedly been seen on the show circuit this summer and helped Messrs Lee to an average of £1263 for 12 steers and 6 heifers; considerably increased on the year and just reward for Micky Lee’s dedicated suckled calf breeding programme and the hard work of stockmen Michael Chalmers and Craig Ridley.

With Hexham now firmly cemented as one of the leading centres at which to acquire top quality show calves as well as the existing reputation for some of the best commercial store cattle in the country thoughts now turn to the sale next week which will see the culmination of the 2019/2020 Young Farmers Overwintered Calf Competition. Entries and Enquiries are invited and should be made to the auctioneers by 10.30am on Monday 9th March 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1275 Duddo Hill, £1240 & £1230 Lunns House, £1200 West Wharmley, £1190 & £1170 Duddo Hill, £1150 High House, £1130 Lunns House & Duddo Hill, £1075 Duddo Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1200, £1190, £1180 & £1170 West Grange, £1160 High House, £1140, £1100 & £1040 Wingates South

Blonde x heifers – £990 Ashbourne

British Blue x heifers - £1000 High Warden

Simmental x heifers – £1070 Burnhill

Angus x steers - £1020 & £1000 East Kildarroch

Angus x heifers – £1170 & £1000 Warden Law

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1105 Kildarroch

Limousin x steers – £1210 Duddo Hill & Silloans, £1205 East Matfen, £1200 Lunns House, £1175 East Matfen, £1170 & £1140 Silloans, £1095 Kildarroch, £1085 Dykehead, £1080 Silloans, £1070 High Trewhitt, £1065 East Matfen, £1060 Silloans, £1050 Kildarroch (x2), Silloans & High Trewitt, £1040 High Farm, £1030 East Uppertown

Limousin x heifers – £1200 Silloans, £1190 Dykehead, £1180 High House, £1150 West Grange, £1135 High House, £1060 Silloans, £1030 Ashbourne & Silloans, £1020 West Wharmley, £990 Wingates South, Bothal Park & Burnbank, £955 Burnbank, £930 East Uppertown, £920 Brackenthwaite & East Uppertown, £900 West Wharmley & East Uppertown

British Blue x steers - £1165, £1155, £1125, £1110 & £920 High Farm

British Blue x heifers – B£1020 & £945 High Warden

Simmental x heifers – £1050 & £950 Burnhill

Angus x steers -£1170 High Farm, £1100 & £1020 Kildarroch

Saler x steers - £1120 Duddo Hill

British Friesian steers - £990 Snows Green

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1080 & £1075 East Wharmley, £1070 Wheat Hall & East Wharmley, £1060 Errington Red House, £1030 East Wharmley, £1015 East Wharmley & Errington Red House, £990 East Wharmley, £975 Thornley Hall Farm, £965 East Wharmley, £945 Thornley Hall Farm, £940 High Trewhitt & Thornley Hall Farm, £935 Thornley Hall Farm, £920 East Wharmley

Limousin x steers – £2300, £1600 & £1380 Glebe Farm, £1260 High Highlaws, £1250 Quarry House, £1210 Lovelady Shield, £1170 & £1160 Quarry House, £1155 Bothal Park, £1150 Ricknall Grange, £1140 Agars Hill, £1135 Holly Hill West, £1130 Ashbourne, £1125 Bothal Park, £1110 Harwood Shield, £1090 Quarry House & Harwood Shield, £1080 Holly Hill West, Bothal Park (x2) & Ross Farm, £1070 Ricknall Grange, £1065 Ross Farm, £1055 Harwood Shield, £1050 Brackenthwaite, High Trewhitt, Agars Hill & Ross Farm, £1045 High Alderheads & Ross Farm (x3), £1040 Dykehead & Agars Hill, £1030 Bothal Park (x2) & Agars Hill (x2), £1020 Twizell Hall, £1015 Evistones, £1000 Dykehead, £995 Morley Hill, £970 Ricknall Grange & South Ord, £965 High Trewhitt & Errington Red House, £960 Evistones, £955 Branton East Side & South Ord, £945 Twizell Hall, £940 South Ord & Ross Farm, £935 Ross Farm, £930 Branton East Side & Morley Hill, £925 South Ord

Limousin x heifers – £5000 High Town, £1250 Quarry House & Agars Hill, £1150 Quarry House, £1130 Hard Riding, £1120 Quarry House, £1100 Hard Riding (x2), £1085 Ricknall Grange, £1070 Bothal Park, £1060 Harwood Shield, £1050 Quarry House, £990 Grindon Hill, £985 Ricknall Grange, £980 Branton East Side, £955 Baal Hill, £935 Bothal Park & Grindon Hill, £930 Ross Farm, £920 Holly Hill West, Ricknall Grange & Morley Hill, £915 Paradise Farm, £910 Bothal Park

Blonde x heifers – £970 Twizell Hall

British Blue x steers – £1380 Glebe Farm, £1170 East Unthank, £1100 Morley Hill, £1020 Kingside

British Blue x heifers – £1195 Ashbourne, £1090 Kingside, £1085 Hard Riding, £1060 Harwood Shield, £1000 Kingside, £940 Morley Hill, £930 East Unthank & Twizell Hall

Simmental x steers – £1065 High Trewhitt, £1025 Wheat Hall, £995 East Wharmley, £950, £930 & £905 Wheat Hall

Angus x steers – £1030 Brackenthwaite

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1040 Errington Red House, £1030 Wheat Hall, £965 & £955 Errington Red House, £935 East Wharmley, £930 Errington Red House

Limousin x steers – £1550 Agars Hill, £1240 High Highlaws, £1135, £1120 & £1110 Harwood Shield, £1105 East Unthank, £1100, £1095, £1090 & £1080 Agars Hill, £1070 Ricknall Grange, £1060 & £1050 Harwood Shield, £1040 Ricknall Grange, £1020 Wheat Hall, £1015 Morley Hill, £1000 High Highlaws, High Town & Morley Hill, £980 Agars Hill, £950 & £945 Wheat Hall, £930 South Ord, Ross Farm & Evistones, £925 Agars Hill

Limousin x heifers – £1650 & £1500 Harwood Shield, £1055 Ricknall Grange, £1050 Whiteside, £1030 Morley Hill, £1020 & £1005 Harlow Bower, £955 Ricknall Grange, £940 Morley Hill, £900 Paradise Farm

British Blue x steers – £1240 & £1160 High Highlaws, £1120 Harwood Shield, £1100 Morley Hill, £1060 Ricknall Grange, £1040 East Unthank & Morley Hill, £1000 Morley Hill

British Blue x heifers – £2800 & £1600 Harwood Shield

Simmental x steers – £1090 Morley Hill, £1045 Wheat Hall, £1000 Wheat Hall & Morley Hill, £980, £910 & £890 Wheat Hall

Simmental x heifers – £940 Morley Hill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A great run of cast sheep was present at Hexham and Northern Marts.
Tups met a serious trade with M/s F Hall & Son, East Butsfield selling Texel Tups for £172 and £170 (x2).
M/s GH Walton & Sons, Greyside selling Texel ewe to £162 with M/s JT Nixon & Son, Stotsfold not far behind at £160.
A tremendous run of 22 Mule Ewes from M/s E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill sold for £122.
Highlight of the day was a great run of Mule, Texel x, Cheviot and Suffolk ewes which averaged £113.86 for £109 from Gordon Morley.
Blackface ewes were again easy to cash selling to £105 from Willie & Stewie Weatherson, Edges Green with six from M/s Scott, The Brigg selling for £104.

Texel Tup Average £124.57
Suffolk Average £123.60
Suffolk x Average £118.60
Leicester Average £113.00
Texel x Average £108.74
Mule Average £98.32

More wanted.

Texel Tups - £172 & £170 (x2) East Butsfield, £159 & £156 (x2) Tedcastle, £144 West Nubbock, £124 Cross House, £98 Low Carriteth, £94 Tedcastle & East Haydon, £90 Tedcastle, £86 East Haydon, £80 Cross House £78 Ralphshield

Texel x – £162 Greyside, £160 Stotsfold, £158 (x2) & £150 (x2) Agricultural Cottages, £146 Chapel House, £144 Highford, £140 Tedcastle, £138 Agricultural Cottages, £136 Armond Carr, Amos Hill & Rowley, £133 Agricultural Cottages, £128 The Tofts & Woodland House, £127 Agricultural Cottages, £126 Stotsfold, Greyside & Woodland House, £125 Aydonshields, £124 Hareshaw Allotment, £122 Stotsfold, £120 Agricultural Cottages, Low Ardley, Thockrington & Woodland House (x2), £118 Armond Carr & Agricultural Cottages (x2), £116 Aydonshields & Agricultural Cottages (x2)

Suffolk - £142 & £120 Steel Hall, £118 East Butsfield & East Haydon

Suffolk x – £126 The Tofts, £125 Agricultural Cottages, £118 Rowley, £114 Tedcastle & Low Carriteth

Charollais Tup - £167 Tedcastle

Leicester Tup - £136 (x2) West Nubbock

Leicester - £116 Holling Hill & Ralphshield, £98 Allenheads Farm

Zwartbles - £120 Warden Law, £108 Eden Lodge, £87 Warden Law

Cheviot x - £84 Agricultural Cottages, £80 The Brigg, £75 Agricultural Cottages

NC Cheviot – £94 Laings Hill, £79 South Colwell, £60 Laings Hill

Mule – £122 Holling Hill, £116 Agricultural Cottages, £112 Stotsfold, £110 Buckshot, Thockrington & Redburn, £101 Ochrelands, £98 Allenheads Farm, £90 Stotsfold & Low Chesterhope, £89 Stell Green, £88 Glendue, Ralphshield & The Bridges

Blackface – £122 (Tup)Cross House, £105 Edges Green, £104 The Brigg, £96 Laings Hill, £93 Greyside, £92 Highfield, £90 Stell Green, £76 Greyside & Laings Hill, £75 Close Head, £74 Low Chesterhope, £72 & £70 The Brigg

Swaledale – £88 The Brigg, £83 Winnows Hill, £78 Allenheads Farm, £75 Winnows Hill, £73 Tecket, £72 Buckshot, £71 & £69 The Brigg, £61 Stotsfold, £59 Allenheads Farm

Crossbred - £108 Highfield, £96 Tedcastle & Low Staples, £90 Greyside

In Lamb Ewes

In Lamb Hoggs sold to £131 for Mules from M/s WS Thompson & Partners, Allotment. Triplet flock aged Mule ewes sold to £125.

Mule Ewe Hoggs - £131 & £117 (x2) Allotment

Mule Gimmers - £120 Allotment

Mule (Triplets) - £125 Oakenshaw

Store Hoggs

Fewer hoggs forward but met a flying trade with demand increasing the trade with the average up £12 on the week!
Beltex lambs topped the sale from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope selling to £134 with M/s Robson’s run averaging a fantastic £130!
Highest lift in trade would be longer keeping hoggs and hill hoggs with many long keep sorts selling between £68 and £75!
Hill Lambs sold to a high of £100 for Blackfaces off M/s A Murray & Sons, Stell Green.
More hoggs urgently wanted next week to fulfill demand. Entries to Drew Patrick on 07854361967

Texel - £105 Tedcastle

Texel x – £128 Girsonfield, £126 Glendue, £124 Fell Lane, £120 The Bridges & Glendue, £116 Fell Lane & Glendue, £114 Low Ardley & Chattlehope, £110 Queens Letch, Glendue, Norwoods, Girsonfield & Tedcastle, £109.50 Bingfield East Quarter, £108 Norwoods, £106 Normans Riding, £104 Rowley Farm, £103 Norwoods, £101 Glendue, £100 Hopesley House, Norwoods & Tedcastle

Dutch Texel x - £129 Glendue

Suffolk x – £117 The Bridges, £109 Thockrington, £100 & £95 Shildon Hill, £90 Greyside, £88 Thockrington

Beltex x - £134, £132 & £122 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester - £89 Redburn

Zwartbles - £87.50 Warden Law, £64 Eden Lodge

Mule – £97.50 East Butsfield, £94 East Farm, £89 Redburn, £87 Laings Hill, £77 Low Chesterhope & Redburn

Blackface – £100 & £93 Stell Green, £90 Cross House, £73 Greyside, £69 Low Chesterhope, £65 Close Head

Swaledale - £66.50 Buckshot

Jacob - £45 Laings Hill

Crossbred – £78 Greyside, £65 Chattlehope & Eden Lodge

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A smart show of clean heifers topped at £1370.58 (215.5ppk) for a Charolais x from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Limousin Heifers – £1257 Flotterton, £1200 Nunwick, £1171.05 Flotterton

209.5p Flotterton, 200p Nunwick, 195.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1370.58 & £1251.12 Flotterton

215.5p & 200.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

A great show of cast cows was present in the Hexham ring today with 18 cows over 138ppk with buyers fighting for all types.
Topping the sale was a Stabiliser cow from Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick making £1177.29 (or 154.5ppk). They also had cows at 153.5ppk, 146.5ppk, 143.5ppk averaging 146.16ppk.
Jake and Elizabeth Elder, Pottsdurtrees, were also in the top prices with their Angus cow making 147.5ppk
More urgently wanted. Please contact Jack 07739440457

Limousin – £1104.61 Nunwick, £1091.43 Hedley Park, £1077.69, £1072.01 & £1067.86 Great Chesters, £1065.06 Colwell Demesne, £1062.88 & £1061.90 Great Chesters, £1040.38 Flotterton Cottage, £1024.46 Nunwick, £1019.75 Burnbank, £1016.03 Great Chesters, £976.25 Nunwick, £955.86 Hallington New Houses, £951.21 & £887.29 East Butsfield, £845.03 Burnbank, £837.87 Cottonshope

146.5p Nunwick & Hedley Park, 145.5p Colwell Demesne, 144.5p Great Chesters, 143.5p Great Chesters (x2) & Flotterton Cottage, 142.5p Burnbank & Great Chesters, 141.5p Nunwick, 139.5p Burnbank, 137.5p Great Chesters & Nunwick, 135.5p East Butsfield, 133.5p Great Chesters & Hallington New Houses, 129.5p Cottonshope, 125.5p East Butsfield

Angus -£984.17 Hedley Park, £868.78 Pottsdurtrees, £824.92 Nookton

147.5p Pottsdurtrees, 129.5p Nookton, 126.5p Hedley Park

British Blue – £1039.50 High Warden, £873.80 Hallington New Houses
137.5p High Warden, 128.5p Hallington New Houses

Stabiliser - £1177.29, £1013.10 & £997.33 Nunwick

154.5p, 153.5p & 143.5p Nunwick

Prime Sheep

Prime Hoggs

More hoggs forward and a sharper trade throughout with the overall average 10p up on the week.
Top price was £131 & £130 from M/s Ryle, South Acton and their consignment averaged £129.17 for 40.
More hoggs could easily have been sold and entries invited for next Tuesday’s sale.

Texel x – £131 & £130 (x4) South Acton, £129 Middle Heads & Great Chesters, £128 South Acton, £126.50 Armond Carr, £125 South Acton, £124.50 Armond Carr, £122 Springwell & West Shields, £120.50 Armond Carr, £120 Baal Hill & Nilston Rigg, £119 Springwell, Low Eshells, West Shields, Armond Carr & Aydonshields, £118.50 New Dotland, Springwell & Low Eshells, £118 New Dotland, West Shields & Colepike, £117 Springwell, £116.50 Aydonshields, £116 New Dotland, £115 & £114.50 Great Chesters, £114 Middle Heads, Great Chesters & Nilston Rigg (x2), £113.50 Middle Heads, £112 West Shields, £111 Colepike, £110 Lunns House, £109 Colepike & Nilston Rigg, £108.50 Springwell (x3) & Great Chesters, £108 New Dotland & West Shields, £107.50 Colepike, £107 Great Chesters & Morrowfield, £106.50 Palm Strothers, £106 Middle Heads, £105.50 Baal Hill & West Shields, £105 Aydonshields, £103 Morrowfield, £102 Springwell, £101.50 Middle Heads, £101 Bingfield Combe, £100.50 Springwell (x2), £99 Middle Heads & Great Chesters

301.2p Armond Carr, 300p Middle Heads, 291.1p & 290.9p South Acton, 283p Armond Carr, 278.1p Middle Heads, 274.4p West Shields, 272.1p & 271.1p Springwell, 270.5p Aydonshields, 270.2p Middle Heads, 268.8p Great Chesters, 265.7p & 263.6p New Dotland, 263.3p Springwell, 259.5p Colepike, 259.1p Great Chesters, 257.5p Morrowfield, 250p South Acton (x2), 248.9p Great Chesters, 247.9p Armond Carr, 246.6p Springwell & Great Chesters, 244.3p Colepike, 244p, 243.8p & 243.5p West Shields, 242.9p Springwell, 241.5p Middle Heads, 241.3p Colepike, 241p Armond Carr, 240p New Dotland & West Shields, 239.8p Baal Hill & West Shields, 239.3p Springwell, 238.6p Aydonshields, 238p Springwell & West Shields, 237p New Dotland, 236.4p South Acton, 236.1p Middle Heads, 236p Colepike, 235.9p Springwell (x2), 235.6p Middle Heads, 235.5p West Shields

Suffolk x – £120 New Dotland & Low Barns (x2), £119 New Dotland (x2), £116 Lunns House, £115.50 Low Eshells, £115 Lunns House & Nilston Rigg, £113.50 Morrowfield, £112 New Dotland, £110 Lunns House & Morrowfield, £105 New Dotland, Baal Hill & Steel Hall, £103 Morrowfield, £102 Lunns House

238.6p New Dotland, 237.5p & 234p Lunns House, 233.3p New Dotland, 231.8p & 230p Lunns House, 225p Steel Hall, 223.4p Baal Hill & Steel Hall, 219.2p Morrowfield, 216.4p New Dotland, 215.7p Morrowfield, 213.9p Low Eshells, 207.1p Lunns House, 200p Low Barns (x2), 198.3p New Dotland, 189.2p Morrowfield, 187.5p New Dotland

Charollais x - £110, £108.50, £102.50 Low Barns

183.3p, 180.8p & 162.6p Low Barns

Leicester - £110 & 200p Baal Hill

Cheviot x- £98 & 227.9p Bingfield Combe

Mule – £111.50 New Dotland, £103 Nilston Rigg, £102.50 New Dotland, £90 Baal Hill

227.8p & 210.4p New Dotland, 209.3p Baal Hill, 198.1p Nilston Rigg

Blackface - £103 Great Chesters, £94.50 New Dotland

223.9p Great Chesters, 219.8p New Dotland

Swaledale - £82 & 210.3p Baal Hill

Jacob - £92.50 & 185p Low Barns

Crossbred - £110 & £105 Steel Hall

207.6p & 198.1p Steel Hall

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £145 & £122 West Grange, £106 & £100 Palm Strothers

Charollais - £100 Low Barns

Mule – £111 & £80 West Grange

Jacob – £92 & £75 Low Barns