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Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 23rd October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly sale of store cattle and offered for sale a sound catalogued entry of 675 head which included over 400 head of native breed types.

The height of the trade occurred within the first ten minutes of the sale with the first into the ring from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House; a big Limmy bullock at 18 months selling to £1400.  This was topped by the sale leader a few moments later from Geoff Ogle, Blackburn who sold another hefty sort at the same age to £1430.  Mr Ogle sold five all of the same stamp to average £1340 whilst Mr Patterson sold four, including a thick Angus at £1160, averaging £1296 both regular consignors returning home happy after a great days trading.

The best of heifers continue in great demand at Hexham with both suckler breeders and high-end finishers now ever vigilant and on the hunt for shapely types. John Lamb, Town Farm hit the heights this week with a long black Limmy cross lady that would suit either destiny and was cashed at £1310 to top the run of well-bred cattle from Wall.

The main focus of the catalogue on this day was the considerable entry of native breed cattle and with many breeds represented it was once again the Angus that dominated peaking at £1330 for a hefty black bullock from County Durham producer and Hexham regular, John Carpenter, Rare Dene, Cornsay. Chris and Janet Watmore sent a smart packet by the black bull from the now renowned Holystone Estate that peaked at £1290 twice and averaged £1195 for 11 sold at 18 months of age. 

Angus heifers peaked at £1150 from David Wilkinson, New Rift, Acomb with another at £1120 from Messrs Tweddle, Springwell Farm, Satley.  Whilst not figuring in the upper echelons of the trade on the day a special mention must go to Kirkley Hall College for their efforts in breeding and drawing a super pen of a dozen heifers in the mid-range age bracket which filled the Hexham ring and sold for a worthy £840 to Messrs Bell of Hemscott Hill, Morpeth.

With increased interest in easily managed, easily fleshed cattle and perhaps niche market beef production the special monthly native sale attracts the full gamut of breeds that originate on these fair isles.  The leading prices of those represented on the day as well as the aforementioned Angus were as follows;

Luing cattle sold to £1200 for three steers at 17 months from Andrew Ellis, Thrunton Lowfield; Beef Shorthorns sold to £1145 for a bullock at the same age from Messrs Dodd & Wise, Sillywrea, Langley on Tyne and also to £1040 for the best of a small offering from Mrs Winnifred Campbell, Hopefoot, Otterburn.  South Devon cross bullocks again in this age bracket sold at £1140 from John Moore, Wingates Wholme, Morpeth whilst well known amongst all Hexham & Northern customers the Market Foreman; Roy Coe brought out a nice run of Hereford cross steers and in good fettle these peaked at £1090.  A Galloway heifer at 17 months sold to £985 from the previously highlighted New Rift Farm and completing the spectrum of native breeds were a rare pen of Murray Gray’s from Coquet Valley enthusiast and annual consignor at this time of year Bill Woolley, West Hepple who sold steers to £965 and heifer sisters to £945.   

Demand for all classes continues to be strong at Hexham with buyers for short keep sorts and also those requiring longer term bullocks and heifers for winter housing still active at the ringside.  The company conducts sales under a strict set of Covid-19 guidelines and furthermore have invested in infrastructure and ring furniture to ensure the safety of our customers who can attend our weekly sales in confidence.

To enter cattle for sale or to discuss the cattle we catalogue and offer at Hexham on a weekly basis please call our team of auctioneers on 01434 605444 who will be pleased to assist in any way we can.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1160 Humber Hill

Charolais x steers – £1040 Springwell

Angus x steers – £1175 Brass Castle, £1100 Springwell, £950 Bunker Hill

Angus x heifers – £1120 Springwell

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1430 Blackburn, £1400 Halton Red House, £1360 Blackburn, £1350 Halton Red House, £1340 Blackburn, £1310 Highwood, £1305 Blackburn, £1300 Highwood & Rare Dean, £1290 Claywalls, £1280 Claywalls & Cornhills, £1275 Halton Red House, £1270 Cornhills, £1265 Blackburn, £1260 Claywalls, Cornhills & White House Birtley, £1250 Highwood & Claywalls, £1245 Cornhills, £1240 Highwood & Claywalls (x2), £1215 Lunns House, £1205 Elrington Hall, £1200 Lunns House & Highwood (x3), £1190 Lunns House & Highwood, £1180 Colwell Demesne & Highwood, £1175 Elrington Hall, Lunns House & Highwood, £1170 Town Farm Wall, £1160 Highwood, £1135 Colwell Demesne, £1100 Highwood & Lowfield, £1070 Colwell Demesne, £1020 Town Farm Wall, £1000 Colwell Demesne & Grasslees (x2), £990 Allendale Farm & Lowfield, £960 Elilaw, Town Farm & Spittalshield, £940 & £915 Lowfield, £880 Bunker Hill

Charolais x steers – £930 Hedley West

British Blue x steers – £1210 Cornhills, £1150 Highwood, £975 & £960 Woodwell House

Angus x steers – £1330 Rare Dean, £1290 Holystone (x2), £1280 Aydonshields, £1225 Lowfield, £1220 New Houses, Aydonshields & Holystone, £1190 Holystone, £1180 New Houses, £1170 Holystone (x2) & Snape Farm, £1160 Halton Red House, £1150 Elilaw & Lowfield, £1140 & £1135 Snape Farm, £1130 Holystone, £1120 New Rift, £1100 Elilaw, £1090 Buteland, £1080 Allendale Farm, £1070 Grasslees & Lowfield, £1060 (x2) & £1040 (x2) Grasslees, £1030 Highwood, £1020 Town Farm Wall, £1000 Allendale Farm, Springwell & Watch Hill (x2), £990 Elilaw & Buteland, £980 Lowfield & Buteland, £975 Buteland, £970 Springwell, Lowfield, Little Harle (x2) & Woodwell House, £920 Grasslees, £905 Bunker Hill, £900 Little Harle, £890 Little Harle & Woodwell House

Simmental x steers – £1200 Elilaw, £1060 Intake Bungalow, £1050 Elilaw, £1045 Intake Bungalow, £1040 Elilaw & Thrunton Lowfield, £1030 Thrunton Lowfield, £1020 & £1000 Elilaw

Beef Shorthorn steers – £1145 Sillywrea, £1040 Hopefoot, £1000 & £980 Sillywrea, £960 Gallaw Hill, £945 Hopefoot

South Devon x steers - £1140, £980 (x2), £960 & £950 Wingates Wholme

Hereford x steers - £1090, £1070, £1025, £1020 & £1000 Intake Bungalow

Luing steers - £1200 & £1110 Thrunton Lowfield

Murray Grey steers - £965 West Hepple

Limousin x heifers - £1310 & £1270 Town Farm Wall, £1225 White House Birtley,£1175 Lunns House, £1150 Colwell Demesne, £1140 Lunns House & Cornhills (x2), £1130 & £1100 Lunns House, £1095 East Uppertown, £1090 Cornhills & Town Farm Wall, £1080 Town Farm Wall, £1055 Colwell Demesne, £1040 White House Birtley, £960 The Tofts, £955 & £865 Lee Hall

Charolais x heifers – £1060 White House Birtley, £1000 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £1150 New Rift, £1100 Aydonshields, £1080, £1070 & £1035 New Rift, £1020 Springwell, £1015 New Rift, £1010 Snape Farm, £1000 Rare Dean, Buteland & New Rift, £970 Buteland, £960, £950 & £940 Lee Hall, £935 East Uppertown, £920 China Hall & East Uppertown (x2), £915 Lee Hall, £910 Allendale Farm, £900 Buteland & Kirkley Hall, £845 Little Harle, £840 Kirkley Hall

Simmental x heifers - £990 Springwell

Murray Grey x heifers – £945 & £860 West Hepple

Galloway x heifers – £985 New Rift

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1200 Cornhills, £1190 & £1090 Spittalshield, £1085 Steel Hall, £1060 Town Farm Wall & Spittalshield, £1050 Spittalshield, £1030 Steel Hall & Spittalshield, £1005, £1000 (x2), £985 & £970 Spittalshield, £960 Steel Hall, £950 & £945 Spittalshield, £935 Yatesfield, £930 Spittalshield & Warksfield Head, £905 Castle Nook (x2), £900 East Plenmeller, £880 Startup & Castle Nook, £875 Warksfield Head, £865 Rawfoot & Startup

Charolais x steers – £1145 Castle Nook, £1120 White House Birtley, £1080 Hartburn Grange, £1020 Castle Nook, £1010 Hartburn Grange, £990 Springwell & East Plenmeller, £960 & £935 East Plenmeller, £920 Springwell, £890 (x3), £880 & £870 East Plenmeller

Simmental x steers – 1100, £1085, £1055, £1050, £1040 & £1000 Warksfield Head, £990 Elilaw, £960 & £910 Intake Bungalow

Angus x steers – £1180 New Houses, £1080 Watch Hill (x2), £1050 Elilaw, £1025 Yatesfield, £1020 Spittalshield, £1015 Watch Hill, £990 Buteland (x2) & Watch Hill, £980 Buteland, £950 Yatesfield, £940 Spittalshield & Buteland, £885 & £880 Rawfoot, £865 Buteland, £860 Rawfoot

South Devon x steers – £950 Wingates Wholme

Beef Shorthorn steers – £935 & £895 Springhill

Stabiliser steers - £865 & £840 Reavley

Hereford x steers - £945 Buteland

Galloway x steer - £850 Spittalshield

Murray Grey x steers - £825 West Hepple

Limousin x heifers - £1000 & £970 Spittalshield, £955 Reavley, £950 Steel Hall, £930 The Tofts, £920 Reavley, £875 Castle Nook, £870 Reavley, £860 Warksfield Head

Charolais x heifers – £1000 & £960 Hartburn Grange, £950 The Tofts, £930 Cooper House, £910 Hartburn Grange, £875 (x2) & £865 East Plenmeller

Angus x heifers – £990 Buteland, £965 Lee Hall, £940 Hedley West, £870 Watch Hill, £855 Buteland

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £965 & £830 Castle Nook

Angus x steers – £980 Watch Hill, £840 Cooper House

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

The largest show of Cast Ewes seen for many years with over 2000 catalogued.

Topping the sale at £130 was a pen of tremendous Texel ewes from Mr AW Dixon, West Heddon Farm.

Mules sold to £82 from Mr JSA Dodds, High House Farm.

Blackface ewes sold at £68 from M/s TL Forster & Son, Lowes Fell for a pen of 15.

Feeding types still a strong trade especially for the hill breeds.

More wanted please contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £130 & £122 West Heddon, £96 Middle Dukesfield

Texel x –£114 Bankfoot, Milbourne Town Farm, West Heddon & Butterknowes, £106 Stotsfold & Chesters, £104 Chesters, Rye Hill & Milbourne High House, £100 Milbourne High House, £98 Closehead, £96.50 Hallington High, £95 Milbourne Town Farm & East Barnwell, £94.50 Hallington High Farm, £94 Aydonshields, £93 Hallington High, West Heddon, Normans Riding & Lynup Hill, £92 Hackford, £91 Cheeseburn Grange (x2), £90 Three Farms, Normans Riding & Rye Hill, £88.50 Chesters, £88 Lowes Fell, Grange Farm, Low Carriteth & Butterknowes

Suffolk x – £100 Prior Hall, £97 Bankfoot Belsay, £96 Colepike & Town Farm Milbourne, £93 Milbourne High House & East Flass, £92 Prior Hall & Grange Farm, £91 East Fourstones, £88 Bankfoot Belsay & Cheeseburn Grange

Leicester - £92 Rusheylaw

Zwartbles - £87 & £74 Three Farms

Cheviot – £64.50, £57 & £56.50 South Colwell, £55 Three Farms, £54 Old Hall Gate

Cheviot Mule – £88 Lowes Fell

Mule – £82 Milbourne High House, £78 East Fourstones, £76.50 Lowes Fell, £76 Prior Hall, £75 Ochrelands, £74 Hackford & High Alderheads, £73 Blueburn, £72 Colepike, East Barnwell, High Fotherley & Chesterwood, £71 Hallington High Farm (x2), Prior Hall, Settlingstones & Normans Riding, £70.50 Grange Farm, £70 Aydonshields, East Fourstones & Great Tosson

Blackface – £68 Lowes Fell, £65 Carry House, £64 North Cocklake, £59 Blueburn, £57 Hole Farm (x2)

Swaledale – £54, Paradise Farm,, £51 The Shield & Stotsfold,  £50 Stotsfold, £49 Hackford, £47 Todhillwood, £45 Stone Stile, £44 Stone Stile & Castle Nook

Jacob - £49 Hillcrest

Herdwick - £44 Old Hall Gate

Crossbred – £70 Bankfoot Belsay

Store Lambs

Hexham Mart held another successful store lamb sale of 5104 store lambs which met the same trade as last week.  This is astonishing, especially with the way the fat trade has been in the previous couple of days.  The better end of the lambs once again stole the headlines with no fewer than twelve pens of lambs smashing the £122.00 barrier!

Mr B Storey, Woodhead returned once again to the Hexham ring with some outstanding Dutch Texel wether lambs that sold to extreme rates of £142 and averaged £120 for 41 lambs sold!  Not far behind was Andrew Reay of West Moorhouses with his usual level of quality and selling lambs to £140 and £135.  M/s NG,KM & JG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law sold a very well presented run of Beltex x lambs to £128.

Texel cross lambs from now regular consignors, M/s D Fletcher & D Coates, Short Thorns sold well again and hit heights of £118.

A poorer show of Mule lambs this week, but they continue to be easily sold selling to £78 from M/s CH & S Peart, Hareshaw.

Cheviot lambs sold well from Mr FT Walton, Shilmoor and sold to a high of £76

Now getting down the cut in the Blackface lambs which still averaged £56 and sold to £68 for a good panful from M/s Featherwood Partners.

Plenty of potential purchasers in need of sheep over the next few weeks.  Please take advantage of the current trade at Hexham and call with entries for next week on Monday for cataloging.

Office 01434 605444 or Drew 07854361967 or Jack 07739440457

Texel - £108 & £100 Well House, £96 Middle Dukesfield, £90 Well House

Texel x – £140 & £124 West Moorhouses, £118 Short Thorns, £112 East Flass & West Moorhouses, £110 Hownsgill, £107 Errington Red House, £106 Woodlands, £100 Middle Dukesfield, £96 Whitton Glebe, £94 Short Thorns, £90 Middle Dukesfield

Dutch Texel x - £142, £130 & £126 Woodhead, £124 & £120 Willimoteswick, £117 & £110 Woodhead, £96 Willimoteswick, £94 Middle Dukesfield, £90 Willimoteswick

Suffolk - £85 Sillywrea

Suffolk x – £86 Black Hedley, £85 South Gunnerton, £81.50 High Knitsley, £79 Lunns House, £78.50 Haining Head, £78 Nackshivan, Hillcrest & Haggwood

Beltex – £122 Low West House, £112 Low West House (BC)

Beltex x - £135 West Moorhouses, £130 Wallend, £128 Low West House, £125 West Moorhouses, £124 & £120 Wallend, £118 Middle Horsleyhope, £117 West Moorhouses, £116 Middle Horsleyhope, £114 & £110 (x2) Low West House, £109 Wallend, £108 Middle Horsleyhope, £104 West Moorhouses, £100 Middle Horsleyhope (x2), £94, £93 & £90 (x4) Low West House

Leicester - £80, £78 & £70 Middle Dukesfield

Hampshire - £74 & £61 High Greenleycleugh

Zwartbles - £74 Hillcrest

Cheviot - £76, £63 & £52 Shilmoor

SC Cheviot - £65 & £59 Shilmoor

Cheviot Mule - £66 Codlaw Hill

Mule – £78 & £76.50 Hareshaw, £74 Bulls Hill, £72.50 Lowes Fell, £72 Broomhope, £71.50 The Shank, £70.50 Bulls Hill & Stell Green, £70 Hillcrest & Hareshaw, £68 Townshields

Blackface –£68 Featherwood, £65 Hareshaw, £62 Featherwood, £59.50 Harsondale, £58 Harsondale & Stell Green, £56 Whiteside Birtley, £55.50 Featherwood

Jacob - £52.50 Hillcrest

Crossbred – £76.50, £76, £75.50 & £73.50 Bowmont Hill

Breeding Sheep | Thursday 22nd October 2020

Blackface Ewes

Mixed Age - £75 Cottonshope

6yo - £63 Cottonshope

Stock Sheep

Hepple Whitefield – JM&A Robson Ltd

Blackface

Gimmers - £86 & £84

1crop - £86 & £76

2 crop - £96, £76 & £70

3 crop - £76 & £70 (x2)

4 crop - £60

5 crop - £56

The Sneep – Ms M&T MacGregor

Cheviot

Gimmers - £80

1 crop - £77

3yo - £78

4yo - £66

5yo - £64

Ewe Lambs - £68

Swaledale Ewes

5yo - £70 & £65 Low Bleakhope

6yo - £60 Chattlehope

Cheviot Ewes, Gimmers & Ewe Lambs

NC 6yo - £78 Shilmoor

SC 6yo - £67 Shilmoor

NC Mixed Ages - £65 Cottonshope

Ewe Lambs - £69 Sillywrea

Blackface Gimmers

£161 Wandysteads, £133 Bridgeford, £124 Greenleas, £118 Horseholme, £100 & £94 Raylees

Blackface Ewe Lambs

£66 & £60 Hole Farm

Swaledale Ewe Lambs

£52 Pry Hill, £46 Low Bleakhope, £43 Ouston

Mule Ewes & Gimmers

Gimmers - £146 Flotterton, £125 Hepple Whitefield

1 crop - £95 Sunny Farm

4 crop - £106, £102 & £100 Baal Hill

4/5 - £75 Lynburn

UO - £76 Low Eshells

Other Ewes & Gimmers

Texel x Gimmers - £190 East White Hill, £108 Hepple Whitefield

Cheviot Mule Gimmers - £138 & £118 Low Struthers

Shropshire 2yo - £92 Lizards Farm

Mule Ewe Lambs

£117 Pitland Hills, £114 Camphill (x2), £112 Hole Farm, £110 Pitland Hills, Camphill & Ingram Farm, £104 Hole Farm & Carry House, £101 Felton Demesne, £99 Hole Farm, £94 Paradise Farm & Hole Farm, £92 Carry House, £90 Pitland Hills & Felton Demesne

Continental & Continental x Ewe Lambs

Texel - £126 Aimshaugh, £121 Glendue

Texel x - £110 The Fawns, £108 Aimshaugh, £102 Bankfoot, £100 East White Hill, £97 The Fawns, £95 Low Eshells, £92 & £91 Bankfoot, £90 Low Eshells, £89 Glendue, £88 Houxty Bank Top, £86 Westwood, £85 Glendue, £84 Low Eshells

Suffolk x - £96 & £86 East White Hill

Cheviot Mule - £102 Ingram Farm

Jacob - £50 Holme Dene

Leicester Rams

Bluefaced Leicesters topped at £1500 from M/s Ainslie, Linkshead.

Shearlings - £1500 Linkshead, £500 Tenter House & Linkshead, £450 Linkshead, £440 & £420 (x2) Thornley Hall Farm, £400 Middle Dukesfield

2 Shear - £500 Thornley Hall Farm

Blackface Rams

Blackface Rams topped at £850 for a three shear from M/s G&R Mitcheson, Bolam Lake House

3 shear - £850 Bolam Lake House

Shearling - £320 Evistones

Swaledale Rams

Shearlings - £300 Lilswood Cottage

Suffolk Rams

Suffolk Rams topped at £750 from Mr FT Walton.

Shearlings - £750 & £550 Flotterton, £420 Edlingham Newtown, Gallows Hill & Rugley

Texel Rams

Texel Rams topped at £680 from Nicky Gray, Low Espley.

Shearlings - £680 Low Espley, £600 Townfoot & Flotterton Cottage, £520 Chesters, £500 Townfoot, £450 Chesters, £420 Middle Dukesfield, £400 Middleton Mill, Chesters, Flotterton Cottage & Butterknowes, £380 Middle Dukesfield, Middleton Mill (x2), Townfoot & Butterknowes (x2)

2 shear - £480 & £380 Bulls Hill, £350 Middleton Mill

3 shear - £310 Bulls Hill

4 shear - £320 Butterknowes

Continental & Cross Bred Rams

Continental and Crossbred rams sold to a steady trade.

Dutch Texel Shearlings - £500 & £200 (x2) Amos Hill

Dutch Texel Ram Lambs - £300, £280 (x3) & £220 Woodhead

Beltex Shearlings - £450 Catless, £320 Catless & Great Tosson, £280 Catless, £240 Dotland Park, £220 Great Tosson, Dotland Park & Catless

Charollais Shearlings - £300 & £220 Great Tosson

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 21st October 2020

At their weekly sale, Scots Gap Auction Mart sold prime lambs to a top of £95 twice and 207.3ppkg. Heavyweight Texel sold to the top price from Dave Brodie, Chesters and Eddie Robson, High Baulk, whilst smart lighter weight sorts at 41kg sold to 207.3ppkg from Steven Urwin, Matfen High House. In the main, lambs followed the trend on the week and were slightly easier averaging £82.18 for 45.2kg.

Prime Lambs

Texel x - £95 Chesters & High Baulk, £93 & £92 Chesters, £92 Holling Hill, £91 Chesters & Holling Hill, £90 Holling Hill & Matfen High House (x3), £89 Chesters (x2), Matfen high House & High Baulk, £86 Chesters & Matfen High House, £85 Chesters, Matfen High House & Rothley Crag

207.3p & 200.0p Matfen High house, 197.9p & 197.8p High Baulk, 195.5p Chesters, 193.6p Capheaton New Houses (x2), 188.9p Chesters, 188.8p Capheaton New Houses, 185.4p Chesters, 184.8p Matfen High House, 182.2p Black Callerton, Holling Hill (x2) & Capheaton New Houses, 181.4p Matfen High House, 180.0p Holling Hill & Matfen High House

Suffolk x - £92 Holling Hill, £83.50 Black Callerton, £80 Capheaton New Houses,

187.5p & 177.8p Capheaton New Houses, 176.9p Holling Hill

Mule - £85 Holling Hill, £77 Black Callerton

175.0p Black Callerton, 173.5p Holling Hill

Cheviot x - £75 & £71 Linbrig

174.4p & 173.2p Linbrig

Cast Ewes and Rams

Cast sheep sold to £110 for a purebred Texel ewe from David Varty, Rothley Crag, but these were also easier on the week.

Texel x Ewes - £110 Rothley Crag, £78 High Baulk, £74 & £68 Closehead

Suffolk x Ewes - £79 Capheaton New Houses

Mule Ewes - £64 High Baulk, £63.50 East Beechfield, £62 Closehead

Breeding Cattle | Wednesday 21st October 2020

Breeding Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual prize show and sale of Beef Breeding cattle which was kindly sponsored by longstanding supporters Lloyds Agricultural Banking Team and judged by Mr Alistair Bell, Kirkton Farm, Hawick, Scottish Borders.

A useful entry of heifers with calves at foot and in-calf heifers were presented by regular and new consignors to this sale and trade was buoyant for all classes despite numbers at the ringside being depleted due largely to concerns regarding corona virus.

From the initial breed classes the judge worked towards his overall champion which became apparent would be one of the two first prize winners from Messrs Foley Bros, Mirlaw House.  Their sleek, jet black Limousin heifer and stylish black steer calf were a well matched pair but equally so were the first prize British Blue cross mother with her steely blue coloured heifer calf.  With both heifers in-calf again the judge favoured the Limousin class winner over the Blue and awarded The John Riddle Memorial Trophy to this pair, the strength and style of the calf just edging opinion over the pen-mate which was awarded the reserve champion rosette.

Prize Show

Best Limousin x Heifer with Calf

First Prize               Mirlaw House

Second Prize         Paradise

Best British Blue x Heifer with Calf

First Prize               Mirlaw House

Second Prize         Mirlaw House

Best Any Other Continental x Heifer with Calf

First Prize               West Wharmley

Second Prize         Paradise

Best Angus x Heifer with Calf

First Prize               Mirlaw House

Second Prize         Paradise

Overall Champion

M/s Foley, Mirlaw House – Limousin

Reserve Champion

M/s Foley, Mirlaw House – British Blue

Best In Calf Heifer

First Prize               Harlow Bower

Second Prize         Harlow Bower

The opening lot was a 5 year old stock bull from Messrs Thompson, Springwell Cottage, Tow Law which took flight and quickly soared for the renowned consignors of top quality store cattle to this centre. The Bull; ‘Barrons Matador’ was strongly fancied and travelled to £4700 eventually selling to another local producer of top quality cattle.    

Bidding for heifer outfits was initially cautious and took some time to warm up however the best of those on offer were quickly in demand and trade for these on a par with that seen at the same sale last year.  The sale topped at £3400 for the Reserve Champion which saw bidding from all corners of the county and was knocked down to Willie & Ryan Walton, Penpeugh, Bardon Mill.  The Champion pair followed next and settled at £3100 to Chris and Andrew Johnston, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley whilst Foley Bros hit Three Thousand for a third outfit at straight money that sold to Hexhamshire cattle showman, Micky Lee, Harwoodshield.  William Tindale, Paradise Farm, Shadforth, Co Durham brought a strong run of breeding cattle to Hexham and enjoyed a smashing trade which topped at £2850 for a smart pair that again sold to high end producers that often feature in store cattle show prize lists at this centre; Messrs Yeats, Wood House, Coanwood. 

Bulls

Limousin – 4700gns Springwell Cottage

Heifers with Calves at foot

Limousin – £3100 Mirlaw House, £2850 Paradise & Mirlaw House, £2800 Mirlaw House (x3) & Paradise, £2700 Mirlaw House, £2600 West Wharmley, Paradise (x2) & Mirlaw House, £2500 Paradise & Mirlaw House, £2400 West Wharmley, £2300 West Wharmley & Mirlaw House, £2200 Paradise, £2000 Paradise Farm (x2)

British Blue – £3400, £3000, £2850, £2650, £2550 (x2), £2500 & £2350 Mirlaw House

Angus -£2300 & £2100 Paradise

Blonde - £2000 Paradise Farm

Charolais - £2500 West Wharmley, £2000 Paradise

In Calf Heifers

A small but select entry of In-calf heifers were forward and demand for these was indeed stronger than last year topping at £2050 for the best from Roy Coe, Intake, Hexham who sold away well with demand from many repeat customers happy with the outcome of previous purchases.  

Limousin - £2050, £1900, £1850 & £1700 Intake Bungalow, £1650 Harlow Bower, £1550 & £1400 Intake Bungalow

British Blue - £1900 Intake Bungalow & Harlow Bower, £1700 & £1550 Harlow Bower

Simmental - £1400 Harlow Bower

Cows with Calves at Foot

Angus – £1160 Moorlaws

Bulling Heifers

British Blue - £1240 & £1180 Oxclose

Limousin - £1100 (x3) Oxclose

Pedigree Breeding Cattle

A production sale of 16 lots from the ‘Wingate Grange’ pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd on behalf of Messrs Chrystal, Wingate Grange Farm was incorporated into the sale and the best offerings found new homes in Northumberland, County Durham and Dumfriesshire peaking at £1950 twice for heifers with smart calves at foot.

Angus Heifers with Calves at Foot – 1950gns (x2), 1900gns (x2) & 1850gns Wingate Grange

Herd Dispersal – G Sedgewick, Ricknall Grange

Hexham and Northern Marts were favoured with instructions to disperse a major portion of the renowned commercial suckler herd from Ricknall Grange, Aycliffe on behalf of Gordon and Julie Sedgewick.

The herd which was established 25 years ago comprised 50 outstanding Limousin x and British Blue x cows with spring born calves at foot and in calf heifers.

The majority of the herd were home bred with many calves with show ring potential.

A tremendous quality herd of cows and calves were shown to perfection and attracted a full ring of local and distant buyers who bid well throughout.

Topping the sale jointly was the first lot of the sale, a Limousin x cow (2017) which Julie had previously shown with a Limousin x steer calf by Hightown Ike which sold for £3600 to M/s H Clark & Son, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley.  Lot two of the day also sold at the joint top price of £3600 for a Limousin x (2017) cow with a Limousin heifer calf by Hightown Ike selling to Tom Vickers, Thornley Hall Farm, Tow Law.

A Limousin x (2015) cow with twin Limousin x heifer calves by Hightown Ikesold at £3300 also to Tom Vickers, Thornley Hall Farm.

A Limousin x (2017) cow with a Limousin x heifer calf by Saunders Imperial sold at £3500 to Alistair Ward, Rogerley Hall.

A Limousin x (2010 cow with a Limousin x heifer calf by Saunders Imperial sold at £3200 to Jonathan Craggs, Sedgefield.

Other leading prices –

Limousin x cows with heifer calves, £3500, £3100, £2900, £2800, £2700

Limousin x cows with steer calves, £2700, £2500

British Blue x cows with steer calves, £2800, £2700, £2600

British Blue x cows with heifer calves £2400 (x2)

Pedigree Pure Limousin cow with Limousin heifer calf sold at £2800

Outstanding British Blue in calf heifers to £2700

Limousin x in calf heifers to £1900

Pure Limousin in calf heifers to £1900, £1800 (x2)

Stock Bulls

Hightown Ike (2013) sold at 4400gns

Saunders Imperial (2013) sold at 4300gns

The Ricknall Grange average was £2337.00

Cows with calves

Limousin - £3600 (x2), £3500, £3300, £3200, £3100, £2900, £2800 (x2), £2700 (x3), £2600, £2500, £2400 (x2), £2300 (x2), £2100 (x3), £1900, £1800 (x3)

British Blue - £2800, £2600, £2400 (x2), £2100, £1800 (x2)

In Calf Cows

Limousin - £1500 & £1450

In Calf Heifers

British Blue - £2700

Limousin - £1900 (x2), £1800 (x2)

Bulls

Limousin – 4400gns & 4300gns

Herd Dispersal – JW Smith-Jackson, High Town

The company was also favoured with instructions to disperse a part reduction of the Autumn Calving portion of the noted Hightown herd on behalf of John and Mandy Smith-Jackson, Haltwhistle.

Leading prices

A British Blue x (2010) cow with a Limousin heifer calf by Hightown Jack sold at £3000

A British Blue (2010) cow with a Limousin x heifer calf also by Hightown Jack sold at £2500

British Blue x (2015) cow with Limousin steer calf £2350

British Blue - £3000, £2500 & £2350

Herd Dispersal – JM & A Robson Ltd, Hepple Whitefield

The final dispersal on the day was that on behalf of Messrs Robson, Hepple Whitefield, Rothbury which saw a tremendous herd of 40 home-bred Angus cross spring calving suckler cows brought to Hexham from the heather-clad Simonside Hills of The Coquet Valley bringing to an end a long a successful career farming Whitefield.

Friends & neighbours turned out in force as well as many others interested in the deep, long square Black cows with useful spring calves at foot which peaked at £2500 for a trademark sort displaying all the modern desirable traits of the breed with a strong steer calf at foot which sold to James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown. Next in the rankings for Messrs Robson was a third calved cow working hard with a strong and well-summered pair of bullock calves at foot that realised £2400 selling to long-standing next door neighbours John & Chris Armstrong, Grasslees, Sharperton.

A small portion of the herd were sold on their own and scanned in-calf and two of these topped at £1400;  the first a 2017 born second calver which sold to Emma Gray, Fallowleas; on the south side of Simonside amid Harwood Forest with another selling a mere few miles further south to Jim & Nicholas Brown, East White Hill, Knowesgate.

Cows with Calves

Angus - £2500, £2400, £2300 (x2), £2150, £2100, £2050 (x3), £2000 (x4), £1950, £1900 (x4), £1850 (x2), £1800, £1750 (x2), £1700 (x2)

Blonde - £1700 (x2)

In Calf Cows

Angus - £1400

In Calf Heifers

Angus - £1520 & £1400

The Company would like to thank all involved with this special annual show sale; vendors, purchasers, sponsor, judge and extend our best wishes to those who entrusted the dispersals to ourselves whilst also sincerely thanking them their support and business in the past.     

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 20th October 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A good entry of butchers’ heifers met a good trade with a fresh face ringside ensuring a sharp trade.

M/s JG Clarkson & Ptns, Elrington Hall sold Limousin x heifers to 247.5p/kg whilst M/ W Patterson & Sons, Halton Red House sold Limousin x heifers to 245.5p/kg

Limousin Heifers – £1288.88 Halton Red House, £1258.18, £1213.27, £1202.85 & £1129.45 Elrington Hall

247.5p Elrington Hall, 245.5p Halton Red House, 236.5p & 230.5p Elrington Hall

Angus Heifers - £1392.50 & 240.5p Halton Red House

Cast Cows & OTM

A large entry of cows but a very plain, lean show on offer with a lot of freshly weaned hill cows forward, with the majority selling between 115-122p/kg

Cows sold to 157.5p/kg for a younger British Blue cow from Mark Armstrong, Harlow Bower.

The better fleshed cows still easily cashed, regularly selling to 131p/kg-155p/kg and more needed for next week.

Limousin – £1092.33 Old Town, £936.26 Dukesfield Hall, £911.43 Low Eshells, £901.43 Colwell Demesne, £894.20 & £878.63 Low Houselope

139.5p Low Houselope, 138.5p Dukesfield Hall, 137.5p Low Houselope, 136.5p Pitland Hills, 127.5p Colwell Demesne, 123.5p Low Eshells & West Kirkheaton, 122.5p The Raw

Angus -£1010.63 South Kirkheaton, £998.20 Old Town, £984.70 South Kirkheaton, £916.21 The Raw, £877.73 Bankfoot, £856.28 South Kirkheaton, £836.08 The Raw

137.5p South Kirkheaton, 132.5p, 128.5p The Raw, 122.5p South Kirkheaton & The Raw

Angus Bull - £1003.35 & 131.5p Aydonshields

British Blue – £1211.08 Errington Red House, £918.22 & £913.50 Harlow Bower, £845.34 Colwell Demesne, £830.13 Pitland Hills

157.5p Harlow Bower, 126.5p South Kirkheaton, 125.5p Errington Red House

Charolais – £967.61 & 125.5p The Brigg

Charolais Bull - £1160.30 & 102.5p Loadman

Simmental – £1027.13 Hedley West, £874.13 Stoop Rigg

129.5p Stoop Rigg, £1245.5p Hedley West

Beef Shorthorn - £1250.22 & 155.5p Blueburn

Saler x - £837.62 Burnbank

Hereford x - £943.53 Risehead, £918.75 Stoop Rigg, £877.37 Risehead

149.5p Haining Head, 122.5p Stoop Rigg

Blue Grey - £830.87 & 143.5p Farneyshield

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

At the weekly sale for Prime Lambs 1936 were forward and selling in line with other centres at about 10p less on the week.  Heavy lambs and plainer lean sorts were easier but best export lambs and good handy weights still very good to sell to a top of £124 (295.2p) for a good pen of Beltex x lambs from John Smith-Jackson, High Town.

Texel x – £111 Little Swinburne, £105 High Salmonswell, £104 Quarry House, £101 Little Swinburne, £100 Camp Hill & Quarry House (x2), £99 West Shields, £98.50 Corneyside, £98 High Salmonswell & High Town, £97.50 & £96.50 Quarry House, £96 Corneyside, The Hope & Quarry House, £95.50 Quarry House, £95 Corneyside, The Hope, Little Swinburne (x2), Moss Barns & Quarry House (x2), £93.50 High Eshells & Old Town, £93 Low Eshells, Low Eshells, The Hope, High Town, Moss Barns & Humber Hill, £92 Moss Barns, £91.50 Great Bavington & Baal Hill, £91 Old Town & Warksfield Head, £90.50 Springwell Cottage & Palm Strothers, £90 Palm Strothers, High Eshells, East Uppertown, West Emsley (x2), New Dotland, Old Town, Red Hemmels & Palm Strothers, £89.50 Dotland Park, Moss Barns & West Shields, £89 Low Eshells, High Town, Great Chesters & West Kirkheaton, £88.50 Aydonshields (x2), Stewartshields Meadow, Springwell Cottage & West Shields, £88  High Eshells, Corneyside, The Hope (x2), Little Swinburne, Stewartshields Meadows, New Dotland, Red Hemmels & Springwell Cottage

258.1p Little Swinburne, 243.9p Camphill, 240p & 234.5p Corneyside, 226.2p  Little Swinburne, 225p Palm Strothers, 224.4p Little Swinburne, 223.3p The Hope, 222.1p Quarry House, 220p West Shields, 219.3p Quarry House, 215.9p Little Swinburne, 215.8p East House, 211.1p The Hope, 209.7p Longlea, 209.5p The Hope (x2), 206.8p Warksfield Head, 205.3p North Cocklake, 204.7p Corneyside, 204.1p Quarry House, 203.7p Willimoteswick, 203.6p South Kirkheaton, 203.4p Dotland Park, 202.5p Palm Strothers, 202.1p Corneyside, 201.3p East House, 200p High Eshells, The Hope, Camphill & Partridge nest, 198.8p East Uppertown, East Newham (x2) & Springwell, 197.9p Quarry House, 197.6p Low Eshells & East House, 197.5p Salmonswell, 196.7p Aydonshields & Stewartshields Meadows, 196.5p China Hall & East Newham, 196.3p High Town, 196.1p Stewartshields Meadow

Dutch Texel x – £108 Willimoteswick, £103 & £97 Burntongues, £94 & £92 Willimoteswick, £90.50 Burntongues, £88 Willimoteswick, £87 & £86 Burntongues

257.1p Willimoteswick, 245.2p, 236.6p & 215p Burntongues, 204.7p Willimoteswick, 200p Willimoteswick & Burntongues, 184.7p Burntongues, 180.4p Willimoteswick, 177.6p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £94 & £93.50 Great Bavington, £93 Baal Hill & West Kirkheaton, £92 Old Town, £91.50 New Dotland, £90.50 Lunns House, £90 Great Bavington & Old Town, £89 New Dotland & Great Bavington, £88.50 Lunns House & Baal Hill, £88 Stewartshields Meadows, £87.50 West Kirkheaton, £87 Lunns House & Colepike, £86 Great Bavington, £85 Fairley

197.6p Bingfield, 194.1p Colepike, 193.5p New Dotland, 193.3p Colepike, 192.9p East House, 191.7p Bingfield, 191.3p Stewartshields Meadows, 191p Salmonswell, 190.2p West Kirkheaton, 187.5p New Dotland, 184.8p Fairley, 184.1p Great Bavington, 183.7p Fairley, 181.8p Lunns House, 180.6p Baal Hill, 180p Middle Heads

Beltex x – £124 & £112 High Town, £108 The Hope, £101 Camphill, £100 Camphill & East Uppertown, £92 Dotland Park, £84 China Hall

295.2p & 280p High Town, 276.9p The Hope, 252.5p Camphill, 243.9p Camphill & East Uppertown, 230p Dotland Park, 200p China Hall

Charollais x – £83 & 197.6p Rosehill

Bleu D’Maine x - £91.50 & 208p Low Staples

Leicester - £84 & 152.7p High Town

Mule –£87 China Hall, £82.50 Warksfield Head, £81 Bulls Hill, £80.50 Stewartshields, £80 Warksfield Head, £78.50 Longlea, £78 Bulls Hill, £77 Hawksteel, £75.50 Rosehill, £73 West Kirkheaton

183p Stewartshields Meadow, 181.8p & 179.4p Warksfield Head, 173.3p Bulls Hill, 167.8p Rosehill, 167.4p Hawksteel, 167p & 166.3p Longlea, 165.3p Bulls Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel - £75 East House

Texel x – £94 East House, £88 Old Town, £80 East House & Old Town

Leicester - £77 East House

Mule – £67 Old Town

Store Cattle "Tow Law Sale" & Store Sheep | Friday 16th October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their special annual ‘Tow Law’ prize show and sale of store cattle and suckled calves; the last such show of the season and offered a sound catalogued entry of 490 head from consignors across County Durham, Northumberland & North Yorkshire.

The prize show was held prior to the sale and kindly sponsored by Yorkshire Bank and Zoetis Animal health and expertly judged by renowned cattle finisher and regular purchaser at Hexham; Mr Les Bainbridge Seamer, Stokesley.  A small but select show of both store cattle and suckled calves were put before the judge and Mr Bainbridge worked swiftly to arrive at his Champions of both sections.

Taking the H H Mews Memorial Cup and the store championship was a super red Limousin cross heifer from a British Blue cross mother from Messrs Short, Ouston, Whitfield whilst the Colin Mitchelson Memorial Plate and The Perpetual Trophy for the Champion suckled calf was presented to Andy Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle.  His first prize British Blue steer looked every inch the champion when stood alongside a strong line up of preliminary class winners and gave the judge; traditionally a heifer finisher, the nicest of dilemma’s as he awarded the championship to the outstanding black and white steer that was a tremendous example of everything a Blue sired calf should be – superior double muscling, a fantastic top line with great locomotion and an outlook to match.

The Reserve Champion suckled calf award went to a sleek black Limmy cross steer from consummate showman and near neighbour to The Thompsons; John Smith-Jackson, High Town, Melkridge and whilst the black bullock was just pipped by the Champion it did itself have the slight edge over the only heifer in the line-up, also a black Limmy from Messrs Watson, Baal Hill, Wolsingham, Weardale.

The company would like to thank all those involved with the show, and indeed all shows this season which have been held under difficult circumstances but always in accordance with strict Covid-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.

Store Steer/Heifer

First Prize               Ouston

Second Prize         Featherwood

Third Prize             Ouston

Overall Champion Store Beast

M/s JRD & JA Short, Ouston

Limousin Steer

First Prize               High Town  

Second Prize         Lands Farm

Third Prize             West Biggens

Limousin Heifer

First Prize               Baal Hill

Second Prize         East Unthank

Third Prize              West Biggens

Other Continental x Steer

First Prize               East Unthank

Overall Champion Suckled Calf

M/s WD & B Thompson, East Unthank

Reserve Champion Suckled Calf

M/s JW Smith-Jackson, High Town

With the formalities of the show taken care of the sale proper began with a good entry of older, forward sorts which sold to a top of £1420 for a shapely red heifer from Messrs Cuthbert, Wingates South with great cover and length.  The Morpeth based family sold 9 well-bred and sought after heifers on the day which returned a well-deserved £1210 throughout.

Stronger Limousin steers sold well to a top of £1365 from Messrs Wilkinson, Ridley Stokoe, Falstone and the North Tyne producers sold 8 steers on the day to average £1181 whlist Graeme Clarkson, Elrington in the South Tyne valley peaked at £1355 for twelve which averaged a newsworthy £1270 throughout.

Charolais cross steers peaked at £1340 twice from Ian Thornton, Hay-a-Park and the regular consignor from Knaresborough enjoyed a level trade for seventeen strong bullocks that returned at just short of twelve hundred to average £1199 per head.

Two thirds of the catalogue were made up of yearling and younger types from the hills and dales of Durham & Northumberland and following on from the blistering trade 24 hours earlier at the ‘Beliingham’ sale the auctioneers are pleased to report that the same levels were maintained for very similar types on this day.

The champion calf led the trade of the younger cattle and sold well to the judge at £1320 whilst Messrs Thompson also sold heifers at the same age to £1190 and averaged £1102 for 6 sold in total. 

Ken and John Robinson, Warksfieldhead came forward with their annual consignment to this sale and the well-bred Limousin yearling calves sold at a pace to £1100 for steers and £1090 for heifers to average £1009 for 12 steers and 8 heifers sold on the day.

The Roman wall based Ballantyne Family, Cowburnrigg proved that quality sells at Hexham no matter the ballot position and buyers stuck to the ringside til later in the day to chase their best Limousin cross heifer with style and shape to a near-sale-topping £1400 with their six tremendous types averaging a commendable £1233 from top to bottom.

With buyers still keen for cattle the auctioneers would be pleased to hear from any producers with cattle yet to be sold, in particular any native breed types for the dedicated monthly sale next week and similarly any spring born, suckler calves for the second special sale of such types which will take place on the 13th of November.  Entries should be directed to any of our auctioneers or to the Mart Offices on 01434 605444 by 11am each Monday for inclusion on the weekly catalogue.

Leading Prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1250, £1220 & £1215 Whins Farm

Angus x steers – £1160 (x2), £1080 & £1030 Meldon Lane House, £960 Meldon Lane House & Cornsay Collierley, £950 Cornsay Collierley

Angus x heifers – £1240, £1200, £1150, £1090, £970 & £960 Meldon Lane House

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1365 Ridley Stokoe, £1355 & £1270 Elrington Hall, £1260 Hay A Park (x2), £1255 Ridley Stokoe, £1250 Elrington Hall, £1245 Ridley Stokoe, £1220 New Acres, £1200 & £1180 Hay A Park, £1170 Elrington Hall & Hay A Park, £1140 Hay A Park (x2) & Ridley Stokoe, £1115 Ridley Stokoe, £1100 Ridley Stokoe, £1040 Hay A Park, £1030 Featherwood, £960 High Alderheads

Charolais x steers – £1340 (x2) Hay A Park, £1320 Whins Farm, £1260 Whins Farm & Hay A Park, £1250 Whins Farm, £1235 & £1120 Hay A Park, £990 & £960 Harewalls, £930 Woodlands

Angus x steers – £1300, £1230 & £1200 Allendale Farm, £1195 & £1180 Church Farm, £1150 Allendale Farm, £1090, £1080 (x2) & £1060 Church Farm, £950 Collierley

Limousin x heifers - £1420 Wingates South, £1290 Lunns House, £1280 Lunns House & Wingates South, £1270 Lunns House, £1240 East Uppertown, £1235 Lunns House & Wingates South, £1210 Colwell Demesne, £1200 Lunns House, Wingates South & New Acres, £1190 Wingates South, £1170 Cowburn Rigg, £1145 East Uppertown, £1120 Lunns House & Colwell Demesne, £1110 Lunns House, £1105 Camphill, £1100 Featherwood, £1090 Featherwood (x3) & Ridley Stokoe, £1065 Lunns House, £1050 Wingates South, £1040 & £1030 Colwell Demesne, £1005 Ouston, £1000 Wingates South & Ouston, £990 Colwell Demesne, £980 Stotsfold, £950 Featherwood, £940 Colwell Demesne, £920 Burmoor, £900 Colwell Demesne, £890 Ridley Stokoe

Charolais x heifers – £1030 Thornley Hall Farm

British Blue x heifers – £1255 & £1220 Camphill

Angus x heifers – £1200 East Uppertown, £1030 High Barns, £1015, £990 & £920 Kirkley Hall, £900 East Uppertown, £890 Kirkley Hall

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – 1230 Dukesfield Hall, £1215 New Acres, £1175 Elrington Hall, £1155 Stotsfold, £1150 High Town, £1120 Lands Farm, £1110 Brokenheugh, £1105 Brokenheugh & Hole Farm, £1100 Warksfield Head & High Town, £1090 Warksfield Head, £1075 Ouston, £1070 Warksfield Head & Broomhall, £1065 Brokenheugh, £1060 Brokenheugh & Dukesfield Hall, £1055 Lands Farm & Hole Farm, £1050 Stotsfold, £1045 Warksfield Head, £1040 Brokenheugh, £1035 (x2) & £1025 Warksfield Head, £1020 Stotsfold, Hole Farm & Longlea, £1010 Warksfield Head, £1000 Lands Farm & Pitland Hills, £990 Warksfield Head & Longlea, £980 High Alderheads, £970 Fairspring, £960 West Biggens & Dukesfield Hall, £955 Longlea, £945 Fairspring, £930 Ouston & Fairspring, £920 Warksfield Head, £915 Dyke Nook, £900 Comb Hills, Lands Farm & Longlea

Charolais x steers – £1290, £1160, £1150 & £1100 Hay A Park, £1065 Thornley Hall Farm, £1050 Tedcastle, £1030 Harewalls & Horncastle, £1020 Tedcastle, £1010 Horncastle, £990 Throp Hill, £980 Harewalls, £970 Throp Hill, £940 & £930 Horncastle

British Blue x steers – £1200 High Town, £1145 Camphill, £990 & £955 Woodlands

Angus x steers – £1170 & £1090 High Barns, £1085, £1070, £1040 & £1030 Church Farm, £990 Collierley, £985 Throp Hill, £920 High Barns, £905 Burmoor

Limousin x heifers - £1400 Cowburn Rigg, £1310 Ouston, £1260 Cowburn Rigg, £1200 Brokenheugh, £1200 Cowburn Rigg, £1190 Middle Heads (x2), £1155 Pitland Hills, £1145 Ouston, £1120 & £1095 Dukesfield Hall, £1090 Warksfield Head, £1070 Comb Hills & Stotsfold, £1040 Ouston, £1020 Middle Heads, £1010 East Unthank & Pitland Hills, £995 Hole Farm, £990 New Acres, Stotsfold & Brokenheugh, £980 Stotsfold & Warksfield Head, £975 Dyke Nook, £965 Lands Farm & Burmoor, £960 Longlea & Featherwood, £950 Warksfield Head (x2), £945 Tedcastle, £940 Lands Farm, £920 Tedcastle, £915 Warksfield Head & West Biggens, £900 Camphill (x2), £890 Featherwood & Dyke Nook, £880 Featherwood, Thornley Hall Farm, Comb Hills & Ouston

Charolais x heifers – £930 Thornley Hall, £900 Horncastle (x2) & Blue Gables, £890 Allendale Farm, £885 Horncastle, £880 Woodlands

British Blue x heifers – £1160, £1070, £1010, £980 & £950 Camphill

Angus x heifers – £1095 High Barns

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1110 West Biggens, £1085 East Unthank, £1045 Pitland Hills, £1040 & £1030 West Biggens, £1025 Featherwood, £1020 Lands Farm, £1000 Baal Hill & Dyke Nook (x2), £980 Longlea, £975 & £970 Baal Hill, £955 Dyke Nook, £950 (x2), £920 (x2) & £905 Baal Hill, £900 Baal Hill & West Biggens, £890 Baal Hill, £885 Round Meadows, £875 Burmoor

British Blue x steers – £1320 East Unthank, £955 West Biggens

Limousin x heifers - £1190 East Unthank, £1180 Baal Hill, £1010 West Biggens & East Unthank, £1000 East Unthank, £995 Longlea, £960 Round Meadows, £935 Baal Hill, £930 Lands Farm & West Biggens, £915 Baal Hill (x2), £910 Pitland Hills, £880 Baal Hill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of Cast Ewes and Rams sold to a large ring of buyers with 19 active purchasers ringside.

Best end of ewes still sold to high rates topping at £130 from Mr JSA Dodds, High House.

A pen of seven from DE Wilkinson Partners, Ridley Stokoe sold to £128

Feeding ewes in strong demand again exceeding many expectations.

More wanted for next week.  Contact Jack on 07739440457 for entries and enquiries.

Texel – £114 Ridley Stokoe, £90 Chattlehope

Texel x – £130 Milbourne High House, £128 Ridley Stokoe, £127 Ochrelands, £124 Bulls Hill, £120 Fell Lane, £106 East Broomshiels & Milbourne High House, £100 Grange House, Demesne & Ridley Stokoe, £99 Grange House, £96 Milbourne High House, £94 West Heddon, £93 Ridley Stokoe, £92 Delight Farm & High Fotherley, £90 Sunny Farm, £89 High Baulk & St Oswalds, £88 Milbourne High House & Prospect Grange, £87 East Broomshiels & West Heddon, £86.50 Cockhall, £85 Ridley Stokoe

Suffolk x – £99 Ridley Stokoe, £98 Milbourne High House, £95 Delight Farm, £92 Fell Lane, £89 Delight Farm & South Kirkheaton, £88 Burnhope Flatts,

Beltex - £88 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester - £101 Middle Horsleyhope, £100 Carry House, £90 & £88 Camphill

Cheviot x– £68 Lynnshield

Cheviot Mule – £71 West Heddon

Mule – £80 Red House, £74 High Baulk, £72 Bellingham Demesne & Broomhall, £70.50 Rugley Walls, £70 Stone Stile & Grange House, £69.50 Nettlesworth West, £69 Grange House & Lilswood Cottage

Blackface – £60 Carrycoats, £59 Hepple Whitefield, £56 Broomhall, £55 Carry House

Swaledale – £55 Stobby Lea, £54Red House, Low Bleakhope & Woodhall, £49 Kingswood & Buckshot

Store Lambs

An increased entry again this week with 5511 catalogued store lambs with a lot more Hill and Mule lambs forward this week.  With more lambs forward, more potential purchasers for the Mules and Hill lambs present this week ensured a tremendous trade throughout.

Suffolk and Continental x lambs maintained last week’s high rates with many of the larger lambs selling in excess of £86.

As previously mentioned, hill lambs very easy to sell with Blackface lambs selling to £80 from Mr JT Elder, Pottsdurtrees and Cheviot lambs from M/s W&J Mews, Glendue Farm selling to £87.50.  A great run of Swaledale lambs, from the retiring Mr CJ Litt, Paradise Farm, sold to a high of £57.50.  Mule lambs were an absolute flyer with Mr Ian Potts, Redburn, Rookhope selling his usual stamp of lambs to £90.  A fantastic entry of 1100 Mule lambs had an overall average of £71.24!

Beltex x lambs dominated the highest prices again this week with M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope selling a fantastic pen to £122.  M/s TR&EA Milburn, Wallend Farm returned to the Hexham ring to sell a pen of nine lambs to £120

Texel - £111 Glendue, £110, £109 & £100 Chapel House, £99 Buckshot, £94 Chapel House

Texel x – £112 Fell Lane, £95 Buckshot, £94 Fell Lane, £92 Peel Flatt, £91 Girsonfield, £90 West House Farm, Fell Lane & Ochrelands (x2), £89 Loadman & Loanend, £86.50 Girsonfield, Normans Riding & Longlea Cartington, £86 Chesterwood, Homilton & Cornhills, £85.50 Normans Riding, £85 Loadman & Glendue (x2), £84 Westburnhope, Yetlington Lane & Homilton, £83.50 Brieredge & Fell Lane, £83 Loadman, West House Farm & Longlea Cartington

Dutch Texel x - £110 & £104 Little Swinburne, £101 Willimoteswick, £98 Little Swinburne, £96 & £90 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £86.50 Piatroon, £86 Causey Burn & North Penny Hill, £85.50 Merryshields, £85 Laburnum Cottage & Birtley Old School, £84 Redesmouth, £83 Black Hedley, £82 Nackshivan (x2), £81 Low Huntwell, £80 Lynnshield

Beltex x - £122 Middle Horsleyhope, £120 Wallend, £117 Middle Horsleyhope, £114 Wallend, £110 & £108 Middle Horsleyhope, £100 Gordon House, £97 Wallend, £96 Gordon House, £94 Gordon House & Birchcraig

Zwartbles – £72.50 & £72 Three Farms

Kerry Hill - £67 & £58.50 Three Farms

Ryeland - £45 Peel Flatt

Cheviot x - £80 Lynnshield, £71.50 North Churchlands, £70.50 Bellshiel, £69 The Dudlees, £65 Brieredge

Cheviot Mule – £87.50 Glendue, £70 Felton Demesne

Mule – £90 Redburn, £85 Lilswood, £84 Bellingham Demesne & Redburn, £81 Coatlith, £79 Lilswood Cottage, £77.50 Longlea, £77 Pottsdurtrees, £76 Paradise Farm & Allenheads Farm, £74 Brinkburnhope & Westburnhope, £73.50 Townfoot, £73 Westburnhope & The Uplands

Blackface – £80 Pottsdurtrees, £74.50 (x2) Featherwood, £67.50 The Dudlees, £63 Pottsdurtrees & The Dudlees, £62 Cleughfoot & Featherwood, £61.50 Featherwood, £61 Pottsdurtrees & Grasslees

Swaledale - £57.50 Paradise Farm, £51.50 Low Acton, £49.50 Newshield, £47.50 Paradise Farm, £45.50 Grange Farm, £43.50 Agars Hill, £42 Stobby Lea & Low Bleakhope

Store Cattle "Bellingham Sale" | Thursday 15th October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual special ‘Bellingham’ prize show and sale of spring born suckled calves and catalogued a superb entry of 981 calves from noted annual consignors from across Northumberland, County Durham & Cumbria. 

The prize show was conducted prior to the sale and was kindly sponsored by Carrs-Billington Agriculture, Zoetis Animal Health & The British Limousin Cattle Society. Presiding as master judge was regular purchaser at this sale Mr Adam Steele, Steeley Farm, Satley, County Durham who was presented with no fewer than Thirty-Eight fantastic calves; the majority Limousin cross, within five preliminary classes that many commented on as being one of the finest shows of calves to be seen at this centre.

After considerable deliberation, including a class of thirteen Limmy cross heifers the judge was faced with his class winners and in a repeat of the 2019 result awarded both the Championship and The Michael Walton Perpetual Silver Challenge Cup as well as the Reserve Champion rosette to Eric Armstrong, Harlow Bower, Whitfield.  The Championship was won by a fantastic red Limousin cross bullock bred from the same cow on Harlow Bower as the 2019 heifer champion and standing as a worthy reserve was a stylish black heifer calf, from a British Blue cross Friesian mother; the suckler cow breed of choice for Mr Armstrong who figures highly with both his show calves and commercial offering at this sale every year.

The show was conducted following strict Covid-19 guidelines and the company would like to thank all involved for their efforts and participation during these unprecedented times. 

The pair were brought forward to the sale ring at 12 Noon and both were met with an air of anticipation; the champion going on to sell for £1150 only to be trumped by the heifer reserve which with the option of being brought out as a cow sold for £1180, both calves being purchased by the judge who backed his decisions on both counts.   

Prize Show

4 Continental x Steers

First Prize               Willimoteswick

Single Limousin x Steer

First Prize               Harlow Bower

Second Prize         Willimoteswick

Single Limousin x Heifer

First Prize               Harlow Bower

Second Prize         Harwood Shield

Best Continental x Steer

First Prize               Willimoteswick

Second Prize         Morley Hill

Best Continental x Heifer

First Prize               Morley Hill

Second Prize         Morley Hill

Overall Champion Calf

Mr E Armstrong, Harlow Bower – Limousin Steer

Reserve Champion Calf

Mr E Armstrong, Harlow Bower – Limousin Heifer

With a larger entry on the year and considerable buyer interest in the run up to sale day it had been noticeable that increased use of social media as a promotional tool by both consignors and auctioneers alike had a hugely positive effect as a means of highlighting the quality of cattle available at this sale which in turn drew a good company to the ringside.

Run after run of exceptionally well-bred suckled calves were presented and found new homes both locally, within the region and further-a-field all over the UK.  The majority of consignors reported considerable lifts on last years trade; one delighted return vendor quoting a £222 increase on his 2019 average. 

Throughout the entire day the best bullocks and heifers of each offering regularly exceeded four figures with the sale peaking at £1220 for a sublime Blue cross heifer from Messrs Lee, Morley Hill.  The Whitfield based family farming operation then followed with another at £1200; both and several more being bought by high-end father and son finishers from Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Messrs Lee went on to average a noteworthy £1013 for 22 steers and 20 heifers at 6-8 months of age.

Outwith the show winners steers on the day peaked at £1140 for a cracking bullock from The Reed Brothers, Dyke Nook, Carrshield for a super shapely Limmy at 7 months with three more selling at £1130; one from George Walton, Allensgreen, Bardon Mill and a pair from the aforementioned Morley Hill.

Firmly cemented as the leading sale of spring born suckled calves in the region at this time of year the sale saw no fewer than one hundred and fourteen lots exceed four figures; thirteen of which surpassed £1100 with three more hitting £1200 or more. In short a fantastic trade was seen throughout and with highlights a-plenty and far too numerous to mention in their entirety the sale average lifted a colossal £123 per head on the year.

Leading prices;

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1150 Harlow Bower, £1140 Dyke Nook, £1130 Allensgreen & Morley Hill, £1120 Hole Farm & The Laws, £1100 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick (x2), Dyke Nook & Cleughfoot, £1095 & £1085 The Laws, £1080 Ealingham, Beamwham, Hole Farm & The Laws, £1075 Cleughfoot (x2) & Crowhall, £1070 The Laws & Morley Hill (x2), £1065 Morley Hill, £1060 Willimoteswick, Woodhall, Low Carriteth & Allensgreen, £1055 Woodhall & Crowhall, £1050 Shilmoor (JC), Dene House, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick, Woodhall (x3) & Hole Farm, £1035 The Laws, £1030 Harlow Bower, Crowhall & Penpeugh, £1025 Dyke Nook, £1020 Colwell Demesne, £1005 Cleughfoot, £1000 Linacres, Dyke Nook, Cleughfoot & Colwell Demesne, £990 Willimoteswick, Linacres, Beamwham, Hole Farm & Monk Farm, £975 Willimoteswick, £970 West Wharmley, £960 Haggate & Nilston Rigg, £950 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick, Hole Farm & Stone Stile, £945 Stone Stile & Colwell Demesne, £940 Harlow Bower, Glower Oer Him, Cleughfoot (x2) & Stone Stile, £935 Nilston Rigg & Penpeugh, £930 Harlow Bower, Glower Oer Him, The Laws & Nilston Rigg, £925 Crowhall, £920 Crowhall, Penpeugh & Stone Stile, £910 Harlow Bower, Mains Rigg, Cleughfoot, Allensgreen & Crowhall, £905 Dene House & The Laws

Charolais x steers – £1075 West Wharmley, £1060 & £1040 Ridley Farm, £1020 The Raw, £1000 West Wharmley, £970 The Raw, £920 West Wharmley, £915 The Raw, £910 West Wharmley, £870 West Wharmley & Ridley Farm, £860 West Wharmley, The Raw & Ridley Farm, £850 The Raw (x2)

British Blue x steers – £1080 Willimoteswick & Morley Hill (x4), £1070 & £1060 Morley Hill, £1050 (x2) & £1045 Woodhall, £1040 Willimoteswick, £1020 Woodhall

Angus x steers – £990 Yatesfield, £950 The Raw, £910 Yatesfield, £880 The Raw

Limousin x heifers - £1200 Colwell Demesne, £1180 Harlow Bower, £1120 The Laws, £1070 Woodhall & Cleughfoot, £1060 & £1050 Harlow Bower, £1040 Harwood Shield, £1030 Monk Farm, £1020 Woodhall, £1005 Hole Farm & The Laws, £1000 Nilston Rigg (x2), £990 Morley Hill, £985 Glower Oer Him & Nilston Rigg, £970 Harlow Bower & Crowhall, £965 Glower Oer Him, £960 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Beamwham & Colwell Demesne, £955 Morley Hill, £950 Glower Oer Him, Morley Hill & Nilston Rigg, £945 Glower Oer Him & Cleughfoot, £940 Willimoteswick, Dyke Nook, Morley Hill & Penpeugh, £935 Willimoteswick, Paradise & Mains Rigg, £930 Dene House & Penpeugh, £925 Ealingham & The Laws, £915 Morley Hill & Crowhall (x2), £910 Beamwham, £905 Linacres, The Laws & Stone Stile, £900 Willimoteswick, Paradise, Allensgreen & Woodhall (x2)895 Ealingham, £890 Glower Oer Him, Cleughfoot, Nilston Rigg & Stone Stile, £870 Burnbank, Nilston Rigg & Colwell Demesne, £865 Crowhall & Featherwood, £860 Paradise, Ouston & Colwell Demesne, £855 Ouston, £850 Burnbank & Woodhall

Charolais x heifers – £935 The Raw, £905 West Wharmley, £900 Ridley Farm, £880 West Wharmley, £870 The Raw

British Blue x heifers – £1220, £1200 & £1155 Morley Hill, £1050, £990 & £970 Woodhall, £960, £930 (x2) & £860 Morley Hill

Store Cattle "Bellingham Sale" | Thursday 15th October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual special ‘Bellingham’ prize show and sale of spring born suckled calves and catalogued a superb entry of 981 calves from noted annual consignors from across Northumberland, County Durham & Cumbria. 

The prize show was conducted prior to the sale and was kindly sponsored by Carrs-Billington Agriculture, Zoetis Animal Health & The British Limousin Cattle Society. Presiding as master judge was regular purchaser at this sale Mr Adam Steele, Steeley Farm, Satley, County Durham who was presented with no fewer than Thirty-Eight fantastic calves; the majority Limousin cross, within five preliminary classes that many commented on as being one of the finest shows of calves to be seen at this centre.

After considerable deliberation, including a class of thirteen Limmy cross heifers the judge was faced with his class winners and in a repeat of the 2019 result awarded both the Championship and The Michael Walton Perpetual Silver Challenge Cup as well as the Reserve Champion rosette to Eric Armstrong, Harlow Bower, Whitfield.  The Championship was won by a fantastic red Limousin cross bullock bred from the same cow on Harlow Bower as the 2019 heifer champion and standing as a worthy reserve was a stylish black heifer calf, from a British Blue cross Friesian mother; the suckler cow breed of choice for Mr Armstrong who figures highly with both his show calves and commercial offering at this sale every year.

The show was conducted following strict Covid-19 guidelines and the company would like to thank all involved for their efforts and participation during these unprecedented times. 

The pair were brought forward to the sale ring at 12 Noon and both were met with an air of anticipation; the champion going on to sell for £1150 only to be trumped by the heifer reserve which with the option of being brought out as a cow sold for £1180, both calves being purchased by the judge who backed his decisions on both counts.   

Prize Show

4 Continental x Steers

First Prize               Willimoteswick

Single Limousin x Steer

First Prize               Harlow Bower

Second Prize         Willimoteswick

Single Limousin x Heifer

First Prize               Harlow Bower

Second Prize         Harwood Shield

Best Continental x Steer

First Prize               Willimoteswick

Second Prize         Morley Hill

Best Continental x Heifer

First Prize               Morley Hill

Second Prize         Morley Hill

Overall Champion Calf

Mr E Armstrong, Harlow Bower – Limousin Steer

Reserve Champion Calf

Mr E Armstrong, Harlow Bower – Limousin Heifer

With a larger entry on the year and considerable buyer interest in the run up to sale day it had been noticeable that increased use of social media as a promotional tool by both consignors and auctioneers alike had a hugely positive effect as a means of highlighting the quality of cattle available at this sale which in turn drew a good company to the ringside.

Run after run of exceptionally well-bred suckled calves were presented and found new homes both locally, within the region and further-a-field all over the UK.  The majority of consignors reported considerable lifts on last years trade; one delighted return vendor quoting a £222 increase on his 2019 average. 

Throughout the entire day the best bullocks and heifers of each offering regularly exceeded four figures with the sale peaking at £1220 for a sublime Blue cross heifer from Messrs Lee, Morley Hill.  The Whitfield based family farming operation then followed with another at £1200; both and several more being bought by high-end father and son finishers from Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Messrs Lee went on to average a noteworthy £1013 for 22 steers and 20 heifers at 6-8 months of age.

Outwith the show winners steers on the day peaked at £1140 for a cracking bullock from The Reed Brothers, Dyke Nook, Carrshield for a super shapely Limmy at 7 months with three more selling at £1130; one from George Walton, Allensgreen, Bardon Mill and a pair from the aforementioned Morley Hill.

Firmly cemented as the leading sale of spring born suckled calves in the region at this time of year the sale saw no fewer than one hundred and fourteen lots exceed four figures; thirteen of which surpassed £1100 with three more hitting £1200 or more. In short a fantastic trade was seen throughout and with highlights a-plenty and far too numerous to mention in their entirety the sale average lifted a colossal £123 per head on the year.

Leading prices;

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1150 Harlow Bower, £1140 Dyke Nook, £1130 Allensgreen & Morley Hill, £1120 Hole Farm & The Laws, £1100 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick (x2), Dyke Nook & Cleughfoot, £1095 & £1085 The Laws, £1080 Ealingham, Beamwham, Hole Farm & The Laws, £1075 Cleughfoot (x2) & Crowhall, £1070 The Laws & Morley Hill (x2), £1065 Morley Hill, £1060 Willimoteswick, Woodhall, Low Carriteth & Allensgreen, £1055 Woodhall & Crowhall, £1050 Shilmoor (JC), Dene House, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick, Woodhall (x3) & Hole Farm, £1035 The Laws, £1030 Harlow Bower, Crowhall & Penpeugh, £1025 Dyke Nook, £1020 Colwell Demesne, £1005 Cleughfoot, £1000 Linacres, Dyke Nook, Cleughfoot & Colwell Demesne, £990 Willimoteswick, Linacres, Beamwham, Hole Farm & Monk Farm, £975 Willimoteswick, £970 West Wharmley, £960 Haggate & Nilston Rigg, £950 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Willimoteswick, Hole Farm & Stone Stile, £945 Stone Stile & Colwell Demesne, £940 Harlow Bower, Glower Oer Him, Cleughfoot (x2) & Stone Stile, £935 Nilston Rigg & Penpeugh, £930 Harlow Bower, Glower Oer Him, The Laws & Nilston Rigg, £925 Crowhall, £920 Crowhall, Penpeugh & Stone Stile, £910 Harlow Bower, Mains Rigg, Cleughfoot, Allensgreen & Crowhall, £905 Dene House & The Laws

Charolais x steers – £1075 West Wharmley, £1060 & £1040 Ridley Farm, £1020 The Raw, £1000 West Wharmley, £970 The Raw, £920 West Wharmley, £915 The Raw, £910 West Wharmley, £870 West Wharmley & Ridley Farm, £860 West Wharmley, The Raw & Ridley Farm, £850 The Raw (x2)

British Blue x steers – £1080 Willimoteswick & Morley Hill (x4), £1070 & £1060 Morley Hill, £1050 (x2) & £1045 Woodhall, £1040 Willimoteswick, £1020 Woodhall

Angus x steers – £990 Yatesfield, £950 The Raw, £910 Yatesfield, £880 The Raw

Limousin x heifers - £1200 Colwell Demesne, £1180 Harlow Bower, £1120 The Laws, £1070 Woodhall & Cleughfoot, £1060 & £1050 Harlow Bower, £1040 Harwood Shield, £1030 Monk Farm, £1020 Woodhall, £1005 Hole Farm & The Laws, £1000 Nilston Rigg (x2), £990 Morley Hill, £985 Glower Oer Him & Nilston Rigg, £970 Harlow Bower & Crowhall, £965 Glower Oer Him, £960 Ealingham, Harlow Bower, Beamwham & Colwell Demesne, £955 Morley Hill, £950 Glower Oer Him, Morley Hill & Nilston Rigg, £945 Glower Oer Him & Cleughfoot, £940 Willimoteswick, Dyke Nook, Morley Hill & Penpeugh, £935 Willimoteswick, Paradise & Mains Rigg, £930 Dene House & Penpeugh, £925 Ealingham & The Laws, £915 Morley Hill & Crowhall (x2), £910 Beamwham, £905 Linacres, The Laws & Stone Stile, £900 Willimoteswick, Paradise, Allensgreen & Woodhall (x2)895 Ealingham, £890 Glower Oer Him, Cleughfoot, Nilston Rigg & Stone Stile, £870 Burnbank, Nilston Rigg & Colwell Demesne, £865 Crowhall & Featherwood, £860 Paradise, Ouston & Colwell Demesne, £855 Ouston, £850 Burnbank & Woodhall

Charolais x heifers – £935 The Raw, £905 West Wharmley, £900 Ridley Farm, £880 West Wharmley, £870 The Raw

British Blue x heifers – £1220, £1200 & £1155 Morley Hill, £1050, £990 & £970 Woodhall, £960, £930 (x2) & £860 Morley Hill

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 14th October 2020

Scots Gap Primestock

Scots Gap Mart sold 568 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale.  Trade was maintained at the previous weeks rates with the majority of lambs carrying considerable rainwater topping at £97.50 for heavyweight Texel lambs from Eddie Robson, High Baulk and at 210p/kg for ten super smart Texel crosses from Richard Thornton, Cornhills.  Mules sold to £83 and 193p/kg from Nicky Brown, East White Hill.

A useful show of well fleshed cast sheep peaked at £112 for Texel ewes from Adam Thompson, The Fawns with two other similar pairs both selling to £106 from Cornhills

Prime Lambs

Texel x - £97.50 High Baulk, £97 & £96.50 Rugley Walls, £96 Cornhills & Chesters, £95.50 Rugley Walls & High Baulk, £94.50 Cornhills, £94 Broomhall, £93.50 Tosson Tower, £92.50 & £92 Cornhills, £91.50 Tosson Tower & Broomhall, £90 Dykehead, Forestburngate & Broomhall

210.2p Cornhills, 201.2p Chesters, 196.4p Dykehead, 195.7p Dykehead & Broomhall, 195.6p Tosson Tower, 194.7p Tosson Tower & Broomhall, 193.5p Chesterhope, 193.3p & 193p Catreen, 192p Chesters, 191.3p Harnham, 191.1p The Hott, 191p Rugley Walls, 190.9p Fairspring, 190.8p Tosson Tower, 190.3p Swarland Home Farm

Suffolk x - £95.50 East White Hills & Broomhall, £94 & £93.50 Rugley Walls, £90 Forestburngate

191p East White Hill, 187p Rugley Walls, 184.8p East White Hill

Mule - £83 East White Hill, £80.50 Low Chesterhope

193p East White Hill, 191.7p Low Chesterhope

Blackface - £75 Low Chesterhope

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x Ewes - £112 The Fawns, 106 (x2) Cornhills, £105 The Fawns, £100 Brinkburn Newhouses, £90 The Fawns, £89 Barrasford Green, £88 Harnham, £87 & £86 Chesters, £85.50 The Fawns & Broomhall (x2), £85 Chesters

Cheviot x Ewes - £70 Barrasford Green (x2)

Cheviot Mule Ewes -£83.50 & £81.50 Barrasford Green

Mule Ewes - £75 Brinkburn Newhouses, £70 Chesters

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 13th October 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A nice entry of clean cattle this week with a new butcher present for light weight heifers.

M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House sold Limousin x heifers to 230.5p/kg

Angus heifers from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold to 209.5p/kg to Tony Green, Penshaw.

Limousin Heifers – £1275.89 Middle Heads, £1205.75 & £1198.60 Barker House

230.5p & 227.5p Barker House, 175.5p Middle Heads

Charolais Heifers – £1329, £1293.31 & £1221.88 Flotterton

228.5p, 221.5p & 195.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1265.42, £1185.77 & £1171.77 Flotterton

209.5p, 208.5p & 201.5p Flotterton

Young Bulls

Limousin - £1085.98 & 179.5p Warksfield Head

Cast Cows & OTM

More cast cattle forward with it being the time of year when cows come in.  Trade followed the national trend and would be slightly easier on the week.  The best of cows still sold very well with Mrs I Burn T/A JA & I Burn, Grange Houses selling a tremendous Limousin x cow for £1465.63.  Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm sold a Pure Limousin Cow to 173.5p/kg

Limousin – £1465.63 Grange House, £1367.18 Glebe Farm, £1104.60 Elrington Hall, £1081.13 Lunns House, £1010.10 White House Birtley, £952.88 Dukesfield Hall, £950.60 Little Swinburne, £939.03 The Laws, £882.27 Dukesfield Hall, £880.60 Ridley Stokoe

173.5p Glebe Farm, 167.5p Grange House, 164.5p Hudspeth, 139.5p Lunns House, 138.5p The Laws, East Uppertown & Dukesfield Hall, 136.5p White House Birtley, 131.5p Elrington Hall

Limousin Bulls - £979.33 & 107.5p Ridley Stokoe

Angus -£1288.51 High Fotherley£1157.88 South Hallington, £1122.62 Old Town, £941.80 Hedley West

147.5p South Hallington, 138.5p Hedley West, 134.5p High Fotherley

British Blue – £1296.53 Warksfield Hall, £1045.43 Lunns House

158.5p Warksfield Head

Charolais - £927.83 & 133.5p Throp Hill

Simmental - £959.62 Warksfield Head, £953.61 High Fotherley

140.5p Warksfield Head, 134.5p High Fotherley

Luing -120.5p Ridley Stokoe

British Friesian - £787.20 & 102.5p Hedley West

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward on the week (1819) and whilst not quite as good a show with more heavier lambs, and the majority having had a wet night, the overall average was still 2p better.

Best lambs still getting a premium with Beltex x to £112 from West Moorhouses and 281.1p from The Hope.  Texel crosses also to £112 from Great Chesters (253.7p.  The overall average was £90.86 per head.

Texel x – £112 Great Chesters, £104 The Hope, Little Swinburne & St Oswalds, £100 St Oswalds & Nilston Rigg, £99 Little Swinburne, Barker House & Warksfield Head, £98 Fell Lane, Camphill & Nilston Rigg, £97.50 Baal Hill, £97 High Eshells, The Hope, Little Swinburne & Errington Red House, £96.50 High Eshells, Great Chesters & Thockrington, £96 Errington, East Newham, Fell Lane, Milbourne Town Farm, Great Bavington & Flotterton, £95.50 Moralees & Barker House, £95 High Eshells, The Hope, Little Swinburne (x2), Hedley Park, Errington, Burntongues, Camphill, Thockrington, Old Town & Linacres, £94.50 Satley, Low Eshells (x4), Great Chesters & Camphill

254.6 Great Chesters, 253.7p The Hope, 243.9p St Oswalds, 241.9p Little Swinburne & St Oswalds, 236.6p Errington Red House, 231p Little Swinburne, 230.2p Warksfield Head & Little Swinburne, 227.9p Nilston Rigg, 227.5p Linacres, 226.8p Fell Lane, 222.5p Grange House & East Newham, 220.9p Little Swinburne, 220p North Cocklake, 218.6p The Hope, 216.3p North Cocklake, 215.6p The Hope, 214.6p East House, 211.9p East Uppertown, 211.1p Linacres, 210.7p Riding Farm, 209.3p St Oswalds & Camphill, 208.7p Milbourne Town Farm & Flotterton, 208.3p East House, 207.3p Errington Red House, 207.1p Moralees, 206.8p Barker House, 206.7p Little Swinburne, 206.5p Little Swinburne & The Hope, 206.1p Hedley Park, 206p Moralees

Dutch Texel x – £103 & £89.50 Burntongues

251.2p & 223.8p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £101.50 Thockrington, £97.50 Baal Hill, £97 Steel Hall & Great Bavington, £96.50 Thockrington (x2), £95.50 Great Bavington, £95 Thockrington & Great Bavington, £94.50 & £93 (x2) Great Bavington, £92 Steel Hall, Old Town & Flotterton, £91 & £90.50 Lunns House, £90 Low Staples

205.3p Thockrington, 202.3p, 202.1p & 200p Steel Hall, 198.9p Great Bavington, 194.6p The Reenes, 193p Lunns House & Thockrington, 191p Great Bavington, 187.2p Lunns House, 186.7p Flotterton, 186.3p Great Bavington

Beltex x – 112 & £110 West Moorhouses, £108 The Hope & Camphill, £105 East Uppertown, £104.50 & £104 The Hope, £100 West Moorhouses (x2), East Uppertown & Camphill, £99 West Moorhouses, £97 Errington, £94 East House

281.1p The Hope, 280p West Moorhouses, 276.9p & 275p The Hope, 268.3p & 256.4p West Moorhouses, 256.1p East Uppertown, 251.2p Camphill, 247.5p & 243.9p West Moorhouses, 241p East House, 225.6p Errington, 222.2p East Uppertown, 212.8p Camphill

Charollais x – £105 Old Town, £96.50 Steel Hall

205.3p Steel Hall, 205p & 200p The Reenes

Bleu D’Maine x- £85.50 Low Staples

200p Sillywrea

Border Leicester x - £87 & 193.9p

Ryeland - £70 & 179.5p Stone Stile

Cheviot x- £71 & 186.8p Sillywrea

Cheviot Mule - £91.50 Flotterton, £89 West Moorhouses, £85 Flotterton

197.8p West Moorhouses, 184.8p Flotterton

Mule – £95.50 Camphill, £92 Warksfield Head, £89 Camphill, £88 Warksfield Head, £85 Holly Hill West, £84.50 Thornley Hall Farm, £83 North Cocklake, £82.50 Highwood

197.8p Camphill, 197.7p Holly Hill West, 191.9p Highwood, 191.3p Warksfield Head, 187.8p Thornley Hall Farm, 184p Warksfield Head, 180.4p North Cocklake

Cast Ewes and Rams

Ewes sold to £60 for Texel’s and for Mules from Moralees.

Blackface Ram Sale | Monday 12th October 2020

Blackface Rams

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual sale of Blackface rams and offered for sale 306 tups comprising 278 shearlings and 28 ram lambs from noted producers across the North of England with a significantly increased entry on the 2019 sale seeing 55 more sheep catalogued.

In light of Covid-19 guidelines there was no prize show element to the sale this year which gave breeders and potential purchasers increased opportunity to peruse and inspect the rams on offer before the sale began. 

With an increased entry a greater variation in type was noticeable across the entire catalogue with influences from various centres now more prevalent than seen previously and a great many sires detailed from Lanark, Stirling & Newton Stewart sales with breeding attributed to the renowned flockmaster consignors therein. As with the majority of ram sales seen this season trade was on the whole largely selective with only the very best of breeders sheep ascending beyond expectations and demand for mid-range commercial types considerably easier on the year. 

The sale peaked late in the day with the pen leader from Gilsland based long-standing authority on the breed and the Hexham type Mr George Famelton, Horseholme who presented his Dryhope sired sheep in fine form and the tup had obviously caught the eye of several prominent breeders with two consortiums both pushing hard to take him home.  The hammer eventually fell after some spirited bidding in favour of a three-way split between Messrs Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill; Cowden Partners, Cowden Burn and Charlie Halbert, Prospect House.

Earlier in the day, the mid-ballot placed pen from Messrs Walton, Toft House, Otterburn came forward with the usual style and strength with considerable influence from the 2015 £11,0000 tup from the aforementioned Horseholme amongst others and the lead sheep brought out by partner Stuart Robson looked very well in the ring.  After a steady start the pace began to quicken and the tup travelled to the heights of £8000 selling to the Roman Wall based flock of Willie Woodman, Great Chesters. 

Despite being drawn last the powerful pen of shearlings from Messrs Hunter, The Steel, Bellingham held on to the best of the trade and attained a strong average buoyed on by their fourth sheep sold; by the £5000 Toft House 2017 purchase which was highly thought of at home and used as a lamb to great effect.  The breeding behind the sheep certainly inspired a number of top breeders to keep their powder dry until late in the day as this one scaled to £7000 with Philip Walton, Wanwood Hill landing the last bid to take the sheep home to the Alston fells.

It was indeed Wanwood Partners that figured next in the top rankings as they often do and their fifth into the ring came in with a flash and style typical of the ‘Wanwood’ stamp.  This one was by the tried and tested stock tup ‘Auld Pete’ and sold to a cross-county partnership between Peter Turnbull, Shepherds Croft, Kildale, North Yorks and Neil Robson, Townshields, Bardon Mill, Northumberland for the handsome sum of £5000.

Stell Green lies high out on the Northern side of Hadrians Wall and Andrew Murray brought a hardy pen of strongly fancied shearlings to Hexham this year and his first, by the £7500 home-bred shearling sold last year going back to the £2600 Horseholme led the charge quickly rattling up to £4500 and selling to near neighbour from west along the wall Willie Weatherson, Edges Green.

Following this was a brace of shearlings at £4000; the first from Charlie Halbert, Prospect House, Haltwhistle by a stock tup ‘Superkev’ sold to James Pritchard, Evistones Estate, Otterburn whilst the second sold in the middle of the sale from Harsondale, Whitfield for Harry Morshead by a son of the 2016 £12500 Toft House sheep to Ruth Mitcheson, Bolam Lake House, Belsay.

A trio sold in the next bracket and were led by another Toft House sheep, by the £16000 Wanwood sire which sold for £3600 to Carrick & The Steel.  The pen leader from John and Jonjo Pattinson, Hot Bank also on the Roman Wall was next in the top flight and this one, by the £12500 Toft House climbed to £3400 to be taken home by another father and son team; Dave and Stuart Hall for their Dunns Blackface flock at the foot of Billsmoor, Elsdon.  Rob & Richard Airey, Brownchesters, Otterburn completed the trio and had put their 2018 purchased Hot Bank sire to work with great effect, their third into the ring of six by the same sheep went on to sell at £3200 to Messrs Pattinson keen to buy back the vigour of their own blood crossed out over an Airey bred mother.

Leading flock averages (in sale order)

Flock                     No.    Top £           Avge £

Prospect House     10      1400            1145

Whiteside              7        1800            1078

Stell Green            7        4500            1485

Toft House             7        8000            2585

Sewingshields       10      2100            1250

Harsondale           3        4000            1700

Hot Bank               9        3400            993

Wanwood Hill       10      5000            1400

Horseholme          5        11000          2800

The Steel               6        7000            2133

Following the sale of shearlings a small but select entry of ram lambs were presented and as with the shearling class it was the breeders pick that saw hottest demand. Selby Robson, Yatesfield had the best of the limited trade and peaked at £2600 for a lamb by a Glenrath sire to Townshield and Sewingshields with another by a Robert Mackay, West Hills tup selling for £1200 to Brownchesters.  Seven lambs by these two sheep averaged £864 to cap a nice days trading for the Otterburn Army range based flock of Mr Robson.  In addition Charlie Halbert sold a lamb by the £2600 Wanwood sire for £450 whilst Wanwood partners pen of lambs topped at £400 for one got by a Charlie Halbert sheep, this one selling to Mrs Sam Murray, Stell Green.

As always the company would like to thank all consignors and purchasers for their business at this special annual sale and look forward to October 2021 when we hope things may resume in the usual fashion with show classes and a sense of normality.

Leading Prices;

Shearlings - £11000 Horseholme, £8000 Toft House, £7000 The Steel, £5000 Wanwoiod Hill, £4500 Stell Green, £4000 Prospect House & Harsondale, £3600 Toft House, £3400 Hotbank, £3200 Brownchesters, £2800 Thornton Tower & Wanwood Hill, £2600 Prospect House & Carrick, £2500 Townfoot, £2400 Prospect House & Horseholme, £2300 The Lampert, £2100 Toft House, £2100 Sewingshields, £2000 Clennell, Sewingshields, Hotbank, Bilsmoor Park & Great Chesters, £1800 Whiteside & Hotbank, £1700 Shepherds Croft, Bilsmoor Park & Greenleighton, £1600 Stell Green, Sewingshields & Wanwood Hill, £1550 Townshields, £1500 Close A Burn, Whiteside (x2) & Sewingshields

Ram Lamb - £2600, £1200 & £600 Yatesfield, £450 Yatesfield (x2) & Prospect House, £400 Wanwood Hill & Yatesfield, £300 Yatesfield.

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 9th October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their Special Annual Prize Show and Sale of Limousin cross store cattle which was kindly sponsored by Armstrong Watson Accountants, The Farmers Guardian and The British Limousin Cattle Society.

Prior to the sale the show, for unhaltered cattle only was conducted under strict Covid-19 guidelines and expertly judged by Mr Ricky Alder, Ponteland.  With classes solely for Limousin cross cattle the Thornton Family, Cornhills, Kirkwhelpington dominated the prizes for pens of four; scooping both the steer and heifer awards for two very well-bred and presented pens of black, seven-eighths bred cattle at 15 months of age.  It was the heifer pen that Mr Alder favoured and awarded the Northern Limousin Cattle Breeders Trophy to The Thornton’s for the Championship pen of four.

With two very simple individual classes; one for steers, one for heifers the judge was presented with six male and eight female exhibits from noted producers from both Northumberland and County Durham and all fourteen of the cattle were of outstanding quality, worthy of any show ring at this traditional show-sale time of year.

Mr Alder worked swiftly and diligently to arrive at his prize lists for each class and then on to the culmination of the schedule; the Overall Championship and the George Stappard Memorial Trophy which he awarded to a tremendously correct red heifer at 14 months of age.  The victory for renowned and highly regarded cattleman Mr Fred Murray, East Horton, Wooler, North Northumberland was extra-special in that, after a long and successful career breeding and showing cattle at both regional and national level, this heifer and the others sold with her was to be the last consigned for sale at Hexham Auction Mart by Fred who has decided to hang up his cattle clippers and retire – at the top!  The heifer was one of a pair shown, the other a black example which had stood second in the class and both but especially the champion epitomised what only a lifetime of breeding and showing top quality cattle can result in. The sparky red female was a beacon of Continental cross-bred genetics and the pinnacle of commercial beef cattle for todays modern market place – in short a fantastic heifer with carcass and confirmation; shape and style; muscle and movement and the triumph a fitting end to a glittering career for Mr Murray.

The Reserve Championship was awarded to another very well-bred, well-presented example; a year old jet black bullock from annual consignor to this sale and likewise a well-respected cattleman based in County Durham Mr Michael Reed, West Biggens, Frosterley in Weardale.  The bullock too exhibited all the desirable traits of the Limousin breed as the leading commercial sire of beef cattle in the country and stood a worthy reserve with Mr Alder leaning towards his favoured choice in the sale ring and his own finishing sheds; the heifer.

The auctioneers would like to extend their grateful thanks to all those who contributed to the show under difficult circumstances; all exhibitors, our judge and our generous sponsors without whom such spectacles could not take place.

Prize Show

Four Limousin x Steers

First prize               Cornhills

Four Limousin x Heifers

First Prize               Cornhills

Single Limousin x Steer

First Prize               West Biggens

Second Prize         Cornhills

Third Prize             Agars Hill

Single Limousin x Heifer

First Prize               East Wrangham

Second Prize         East Wrangham

Third Prize             Agars Hill

Overall Champion Single Calf

Mr F Murray, East Wrangham, Limousin Heifer

Reserve Champion Single Calf

M/s Reed, West Biggens, Limousin Steer

Best Pen of 4 Limousin x Calves

M/s Thornton, Cornhills

With the formalities of the show taken care of the focus of the day shifted to the catalogue of 771 top quality Limousin cross cattle consigned by noted producers from Northumberland, County Durham & The Scottish Borders.  No fewer than Sixty-One buyers were socially distanced round the ring at the start of the sale and keen to compete for the quality on offer and numbers swelled further as the day went on.

The first quarter of the catalogue consisted of cattle in the 18-24 month age bracket and these were considerably dearer than of late peaking at £1475 for a cracking pen of 5 Limmy bullocks like peas in a pod from Ian Scott and Sons, Corneyside, who followed these up with a pair of heifer sisters at £1450 which led towards the run of seven steers and five heifers averaging a whopping £1412 for the Matfen based family.

The bulk of the catalogue was however made up of three-quarter bred cattle in the 12-15 month age bracket with many noted producers selling runs of thirty to seventy head as they do on an annual basis. 

The lead trade of the day had to be that attained by Fred Murray who, with a super pen of seven cattle including his rosette winners returned an average of exactly £1500 per head for two steers and five heifers at 14 months of age – a fitting end to a fabulous career. His show champion sold for a worthy £1640 selling to Messrs Thorpe, Hawes, North Yorkshire.

Many purchasers travel a distance to vie for some of the best cattle in the country offered at this sale and a number of our valued consignors reported lifts on last years trade well in excess of One hundred pounds per head, not least the aforementioned Thornton Family, Cornhills.  Richard and son Christopher sold thumping bullocks to a top of £1490 and a sublime heifer to £1510 and reported a huge increase on the year to their obvious delight – their hard work of managing hybrid genetics paying dividends with an average of £1285 for 24 steers with 24 heifer sisters alongside. 

Another significant lift was enjoyed by Messrs Lee, Agars Hill, Whitfield who saw steers at ten months to £1205 with heifers trumping their penmates at £1290, often the case nowadays and a super run of cattle from The Lees averaged £1068 for 30 steers and 16 heifers throughout.

The largest run of cattle on the day came from Hexhamshire locals Graham & daughter Gemma Common, Low Ardley who similarly reported a sizeable increase through the Hexham ring with steers to £1300 twice and a shapely heifer selling to £1250. The Commons enjoyed an average of £1042 for 34 steers and 31 heifers highlighting this centre as the leading outlet for both quality and quantity in this region.

A number of renowned County Durham cattle breeders sent consignments North to Hexham and were once again rewarded in style for their efforts, not least John, Andrew & Steven Reed of Lands Farm, Westgate in Weardale who sold late in the day but they too enjoyed a hefty rise on 2019 figures. Lands steers topped at a newsworthy £1450 with heifers peaking at £1175 at just 12 months of age with many return purchasers noted on the sale docket.  The Reed family were yet more happy customers at Hexham reporting an increase of well over £100 per head with an average of £1086 for 25 steers and 19 heifers.

The Reserve Champion from Michael Reed, West Biggens, Frosterley sold at noon to return £1200 going home with Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene, Longhorsley whilst The Biggens heifers sold to £1165 with trademark shape and style thoughout his run of thirty-two averaging £1035.

With well-sold, quality consignments simply too numerous to mention in their entirety the furthest travelled lot would be that of brothers Tom & Blair Cockburn, Kingside, Peebles who brought their annual load to Hexham and once again savoured the journey with heifers peaking at £1290 and their best steer hitting £1135 contributing to an average for their seven sold of £1107 which would sweeten their considerable trek home over The Carter Bar.

Once again the auctioneers were delighted to be able to bring together the best of breeders from across the region with a staunch and steadfast ring of dedicated buyers; two distinct and essential groups of customers to which we thank for their continued custom in these trying times.

Thoughts now turn to next week and The ‘Bellingham’ spring born suckled calf sale and The ‘Tow Law’ show and sale which take place on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th respectively. Details of both are available from the auctioneers on 01434 605444.

Leading Prices;   

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1250 & £1245 Highwood

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1500 East Wrangham, £1490 & £1480 Cornhills, £1475 Corneyside, £1400 & £1385 Wingates South, £1360 Highwood, £1350 Elrington Hall & Cornhills, £1335 Highwood, £1320 Lunns House & Elrington Hall, £1310 Lunns House & Cornhills, £1300 Corneyside, Elrington Hall & Low Ardley (x2), £1290 Lunns House, £1280 Elrington Hall & Old Deanham, £1260 Lunns House, £1240 Wingates South, £1230 Highwood (x3) & Wingates South, £1225 Cornhills, £1220 Low Ardley & Cornhills, £1215 Highwood, £1205 Highwood, £1200 Church Farm, Highwood & Old Deanham, £1195 & £1190 Highwood, £1180 Old Deanham, £1170 Highwood & Wingates South (x2), £1160 Highwood, Wingates South, Old Deanham & Warksfield Head, £1155 & £1150 (x2) Highwood, £1130 Wingates South & Low Ardley, £1125 Church Farm, £1120 Thrunton Lowfield, £1100 Church Farm, Wingates South & Old Deanham, £1090 Church Farm & Old Deanham, £1080 Highwood, £1065 West Haydon, £1050 Old Deanham, £1025 Church Farm (x2), £1020 Old Deanham

Limousin x heifers - £1450 & £1360 Corneyside, £1350 Wall Town Farm, £1330 Low Middleton, £1320 Cornhills, £1310 Little Swinburne, £1290 Cornhills, £1280 Wall Town Farm, £1270 Cornhills, £1260 Old Deanham, £1240 Wall Town Farm, £1230 Old Deanham, £1200 Little Swinburne, £1190 Stone Stile, £1170 Lunns House & Little Swinburne, £1130 Little Swinburne, £1130 Old Deanham, £1090 Wall Town Farm, £1070 Little Swinburne, £1060 Springwell Cottage, £1030 Stone Stile, £1020 Lunns House & Little Swinburne, £1010 Lunns House, £1000 Cornhills & Old Deanham, £980 Lunns House

British Blue x heifers – £1080 & £990 Old Deanham

Angus x heifers – £1100 Wall Town Farm

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1560 East Wrangham, £1470 Cornhills, £1450 Lands Farm, £1320, £1275 & £1255 Cornhills, £1250 Burntongues, Low Ardley & Cornhills, £1240 Low Ardley, £1220 Cornhills, £1215 Burntongues, £1205 Warksfield Head & Agars Hill, £1200 Elrington Hall, Old Deanham (x2) & West Biggens, £1190 Low Middleton & Low Ardley, £1180 Springwell Cottage, Low Ardley, Agars Hill & Lands Farm, £1170 Lands Farm & Morley Hill, £1165 Agars Hill & Lands Farm, £1160 Agars Hill, £1155 Low Ardley, £1150 Agars Hill (x2), Old Deanham & West Biggens, £1145 West Biggens, £1140 Lands Farm & Crook Dene, £1130 Warksfield Head & Morley Hill, £1120 Lands Farm, £1115 Low Ardley & Lands Farm, £1110 Rogerley Hall (x2), Allenshields & Crook Dene, £1105 Rogerley Hall, Old Deanham & Flotterton, £1100 Warksfield Head, Old Deanham, West Biggens, Kingside, Lands Farm, Allenshields, Rusheylaw & Bulls Hill, £1095 Springwell Cottage & Lands Farm, £1090 Springwell Cottage & Lands Farm (x3), £1070 Warksfield Head, Burntongues, Agars Hill (x2) & Lands Farm, £1060 Burntongues, £1055 Low Middleton & Lands Farm, £1050 Rogerley Hall, Burntongues, Woodhead, Agars Hill (x2) & West Biggens, £1045 Low Ardley & Flotterton, £1040 Church Farm, Agars Hill & Morley Hill, £1035 Woodhead & Lands Farm, £1030 Bulls Hill, £1020 Low Ardley & Flotterton, £1015 Agars Hill

Charolais x steers – £1080 Thrunton Lowfield

British Blue x steers – £1380 Rusheylaw, £1170 Old Deanham, £1140 Warksfield Head, £1135 Kingside, £1090 Rusheylaw, £1080 Thrunton Lowfield & Rusheylaw, £1010 Rusheylaw

Limousin x heifers - £1640, £1560 & £1520 East Wrangham, £1510  Cornhills, £1400 East Wrangham, £1340 Cornhills, £1330 Allenshields, £1320 East Wrangham & Cornhills, £1310 Springwell Cottage & Cornhills, £1300 Cornhills, £1290 Agars Hill, £1250 & £1240 Springwell Cottage, £1220 Low Ardley, Cornhills & Allenshields, £1200 Agars Hill & Rusheylaw, £1175 Lands Farm, £1170 Agars Hill & Allenshields, £1165 West Biggens & Kingside, £1160 Little Swinburne, Low Ardley, West Biggens & Lands Farm, £1150 Low Ardley, Cornhills, West Biggens & Lands Farm, £1140 Low Ardley, £1130 Burntongues & Lands Farm, £1120 West Biggens, £1110 Allenshields, £1105 Springwell Cottage, £1095 Agars Hill & Morley Hill, £1090 Rusheylaw & Crook Dene, £1085 West Biggens, £1080 Lands Farm, £1075 Agars Hill & Lands Farm, £1070 Burntongues & Agars Hill, £1065 Rogerley Hall & Lands Farm, £1060 Burntongues, £1055 West Biggens, Allenshields & Low Ardley, £1050 West Biggens, £1045 Burntongues, West Biggens (x2) & Lands Farm, £1040 Rogerley Hall, Low Ardley & Lands Farm, £1035 Old Deanham, £1030 Low Ardley, £1010 Lands Farm, £1005 Springwell Cottage & West Biggens, £1005 Lands Farm, £1000 Low Middleton, Rogerley Hall, Low Ardley, Agars Hill & West Biggens (x3), £995 Rogerley Hall, £985 Kingside, Haggate & Lands Farm, £980 Woodhead, £975 Low Ardley & West Biggens, £970 Rogerley Hall & Agars Hill (x2), £965 Springwell Cottage, £960 Lands Farm, £955 Crook Dene

British Blue x heifers – £1310 Cornhills, £1290 Kingside & Rusheylaw, £1250 Rusheylaw, £1080 Kingside, £1065 & £1045 Rusheylaw, £1000 Kingside, £940 Old Deanham

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1050 East Loanend (x2), £1000 Agars Hill, £925 East Flass, £910 & £890 Birtleyshield

Limousin x heifers - £1250 Low Ardley, £1120 Rusheylaw, £1060, £1030 (x2) & £935 East Loanend

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

The largest show of the season was present in the cast ewe section with a catalogued 1680 entered.

Topping the sale at £140 was a pen from M/s CA & JG Skidmore, Needless Hall who also had ewes at £128 twice.

Biggest best ewes in short supply and easily sold.

Mules harder to cash but still topped at £87 from Mr W Cuthbert, Wingates South.

Feeding types a similar trade on the week.

More wanted, contact Jack on 07739440457

Beltex x - £140, £128, £120 & £118 Needless Hall, £102 Hetherington

Texel x – £128 Needless Hall, £126 Glenhill & St Oswalds, £124 Glenhill, £110 New Acres, £107 Grange House, £104 Spenside, £103 Waterford, £100 Grange House, £99 Spenside, £98 Nunwick, £94 Little Whittington & Fell Lane, £93 South Gunnerton, £92 Nunwick, £91 Crescent Farm & Cowbyre, £90 Grange House & Needless Hall, £89 Nunwick, Grange House & Ewesley, £88 St Oswalds & Nunwick

Suffolk x – £108 Middle Horsleyhope, £101 Dyke Nook, £100 St Oswalds, £94 Holly Hill West, £89 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester - £86 North Snods, £81 Great Chesters

Cheviot – £57 Blakehope

Cheviot Mule – £67 Hetherington

Mule – ££87 Wingates South, £79 Houselope Grange, £75 Wingates South, £72 Little Whittington, £70.50 Houselope Grange, £70 St Oswalds, £69 Dyke Nook & Ewesley, £68.50 Crescent Farm & Cowbyre

Blackface – £59 Great Chesters, £54 Hole Farm, £51 Great Chesters & Wingates South, £50 Hole Farm

Swaledale – £50 Ouston, £47 Bulls Hill, £45 Gleedlee & North Snods

Jacob - £48 Holme Dene

Hebridean - £40 Highside

Store Lambs

Another fantastic entry of store lambs at Hexham that met an unbelievable trade once again with many sheep being £5-£6 dearer on the week.  Plenty of the short term lambs selling in excess of £80.

Beltex lambs selling extremely well at Hexham and more producers taking advantage of our ring like Co. Durham producer Colin Skidmore of Needless Hall who sold lambs to £136, £126 and £116

Dutch Texel lambs from M/s BA & AM Storrow, Willimoteswick and Mr B Storey Woodhead Farm sold to £130.  M/s WC & K Bell & Son, Low Houses, Low Row made another successful trip to Hexham selling two pens of Dutch Texel x lambs to £116 and their impressive run of forty lambs averaged £111.50

Suffolk x lambs in real demand with most pens selling in the high 70’s to average £77.69!

Cheviot and Cheviot cross lambs in real demand selling to an average of £65.90

We can market all types of lambs here at Hexham and needing more each week to meet demand,

For entries please call Drew on07854361967 or Jack on 07739440457 or the Office on 01434 605444

Texel x - £94 Spenside,  & Amos Hill, £93 New Acres & Butterknowes, £90 Amos Hill, Butterknowes & Fell Lane, £89.50 Errington Red House (x2), £89 Moorgair, Glendue, West End Town & Ridley Stokoe, £88.50 Glendue, The Boat, Glenhill & Ridley Stokoe, £88 Butterknowes (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £130 Willimoteswick & Woodhead, £116 Willimoteswick, Low Houses (x2) & Woodhead (x2), £110 Woodhead

Suffolk x – £87 Causey Burn, £86.50 Black Hedley, £86 West Kirkheaton, £85 Laburnum Cottage, £84.50 High Knitsley, £83 Black Hedley, £81 Cooper House, £79 Hill House, £77.50 Merryshields (x2), £77 Causey Burn & Birtley Old School

Beltex x - £136, £126 & £116 Needless Hall, £113 Dotland Park, £103 Mill House, £100 Needless Hall, Dotland Park & Middle Horsleyhope (x2), £99 Stobby Lea & Middle Horsleyhope, £98 Needless Hall & Birchcraig

Bleu D’Maine x - £97 Butterknowes, £73.50 Thornley Hall Far 

Kerry Hill - £65 Mill House

Lleyn - £79 & £73 Low Burradon

Ryeland - £50 Holme Dene

Cheviot x - £74 Blakehope, £69.50 Gairshield, £67 Blakehope, £65.50 Gairshield, £65 Cottonshope & The Brigg

Mule – £79 Blakehope, £76 Woodhall, £74 Brieredge, Stone House & Blakehope, £73 Gleedlee, £72 West End Farm, £71.50 Woodhall, £71 Harsondale, Brieredge & Dyke Nook, £68 Whiskershiel, Brieredge, Ambling Gate, Newbiggin & East Plenmeller, £67 West End, Newshield, Chattlehope & Taylor Burn, £65.50 Gleedlee & Brieredge, £66 Wolf Hills, £65 Harsondale, Brinkburnhope, Newbiggin & Eden Lodge (x2)

Blackface – £75 West End Town, £63 & £62 Hepple Whitefield, £59.50 West End Town, £56.50 Hepple Whitefield

Swaledale - £55 West End Farm, £49.50 Stobby Lea, £49 Linshiels, £40 Linshiels & Ottercops

Jacob - £42 Holme Dene

Crossbred – £85 West Kirkheaton, £80.50 The Boat, £73 South Colwell, £72 Runnymede Cottage, £69.50 South Colwell (x3)

Second Ram Sale | Thursday 8th October 2020

The Second Ram Sale of the season saw 275 rams of most major breeds brought forward in five classes.

Cheviot Rams

The first to be sold were a small number of Cheviot’s which met limited demand and peaked at £300 for a powerful tup from Robert & Liam Stephenson, West Mill Hills, Haydon Bridge.

NC Shearlings – £300 West Mill Hills, £280 Humbleheugh (x2) & West Mill Hills, £260 West Mill Hills, £250 Flotterton, £240 Humbleheugh & West Mill Hills, £220 Humbleheugh

2 Shear – £280 West Mill Hills, £200 Elsdonburn (x2)

Bluefaced Leicester Rams

Bluefaced Leicesters followed and topped at £500 for both the traditional “Blue” type and also for “Crossing” types from near neighbours Alan and Peter Forster, Lowes Fell, Lowgate, and Lewis Forster, West Nubbock, Lowgate respectively.

Shearlings – £500 Lowes Fell & West Nubbock, £460 Low Espley, £440 Cote Walls, £420 Low Espley & West Nubbock, £400 Edlingham Demesne (x2), £360 Edlingham Demesne & Glebe Farm, £340 Low Espley, £320 Glebe Farm (x2 

Ram Lambs - £230 Glebe Farm

Suffolk Rams

A handful of Suffolk Rams sold well to £680 twice.  First from Alan and Lorna Jackson, Rugley, Alnwick and followed by another from Peter Stott, Elilaw, Rothbury.

Shearlings – £680 Rugley & Elilaw, £420 Elilaw, £400, £380 Rugley

Texel Rams

A useful entry of Texel Rams from regular vendors saw a lift in trade on the day with many pens looking dearer than the first sale held three weeks previously.

Trade peaked at a fantastic £1200 from Mr RJ Bradbury, Black Heddon and was closely followed at £1100 for a super sheep with size, shape, skin and style from Peter Milburn, Butterknowes who undoubtedly had the Texel trade of the day with another selling at £1000.  Both going to return buyers.  The Butterknowes pen of 15 shearlings averaged a worthy £589 throughout.  Two other sheep sold beyond expectations on the day; the single consignment from Robert Mackay, West Hills, Rothbury changed hands at £820 and Joanne Carins, Rouchester, Wark sold her pen leader for £800

Shearlings – £1200 Black Heddon, £1100 & £1000 Butterknowes, £820 West Hills, £800 Rouchester, £740 Rugley, £680 Tuthill, £650 Butterknowes, East Trewick & Quarry House, £640 Bygate, £620 West Wharmley, £600 Butterknowes (x3) & Clarabad Mill, £580 West Mill Hills & East Trewick, £560 Butterknowes, Rugley & Highside, £550 Edlingham Demesne & Butterknowes, £540 West Wharmley, Great Tosson & Black Heddon, £520 Butterknowes & Tenter House, £500 Butterknowes, Round Meadows, Highside & Chapel House, £480 Edlingham Demesne, Bensons Fell, Butterknowes (x2), Rugley, The Hagg (x2), Quarry House & Chapel House, £460 The Hagg, Rouchester & Black Heddon, £450 Round Meadows, East Trewick, Highside, Quarry House, Chapel House (x2) & Tedcastle, £440 West Wharmley, Bensons Fell, Chapel House & Tenter House, £420 West Mill Hills (x2), Rugley, Tuthill, The Hagg, Quarry House (x2), Chapel House & Great Tosson, £400 Bygate (x3), Bensons Fell, Butterknowes (x3), Tuthill (x2), Dotland Park, The Hagg (x2), East Trewick, Rouchester, Highside, Shaftoe Moor, Elilaw, Clarabad Mill (x2) & Great Tosson

Continental & Crossbred Rams

Second sale of Other Continental and Crossbred Tups sold extremely well for offering forward with a 100% clearance which left all vendors extremely happy.

Dutch Texel Shearlings sold to a high of £650 from Jack and Ben Moralee, Hard Riding.

A handful of Dutch Texel x tup lambs on offer from M/s WN&JC Gilhespy, Tedcastle sold very easily and were keenly bid to £380

Texel x Shearlings – £520, £500, £440, £400 High Castle Dene

Texel x 2 shear - £600 Black Heddon

Dutch Texel Shearlings – £520 Hard Riding

Dutch Texel x Shearlings – £650 Hard Riding

Dutch Texel x Ram Lambs - £380, £350 (x2) Tedcastle

Beltex Shearlings – £340 & £300 Great Tosson

Beltex x Shearlings – £500 The Hagg, £480 Dotland Park, £380 Dotland Park & The Hagg, £360 Dotland Park

Berrichon Shearlings - £280 Craigshield

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 7th October 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Mart sold 650 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale.  With inclement weather affecting the lambs’ trade was easier for a very mixed show of quality.  With grass now regressing lambs that have not seen any hard feed are devalued in the prime ring and would be better sold store.

That saw, well-fleshed lambs remain in demand and peaked at £107/254.8ppk for a super pen of well-bred 42kg Beltex crosses from William Hall, New Houses, Hallington selling to regular buyer Peter Monkhouse.  Heavy lambs sold to £100 for Texel crosses from John Sanders, Bavington Hill Head whilst a super pen of Blackie bred Mules at 53kg sold to £95.50 from Edward Thoburn, Pitland Hills to Paul Watson for Worsley Meats.

Similarly a mixed show of Cast Sheep peaked at £102 for Texel Cross and £100 for Suffolk Cross.  Both lots from Hallington New Houses.

Texel x  - £100 Bavington Hill Head, £97 West Grange, £96 Black Callerton, £95.50 High Baulk, £95 Pitland Hills, £94.50 Black Callerton, £94 Colwell Hill, Chesters (x3) & Black Callerton, £93.50 Chesters, Bavington Hill Head & West Grange, £92 High Baulk (x2), Catcherside & West Grange, £91.50 The Fawns & Tilesheds, £91 Bavington Hill Head & Catreen, £90 The Fawns, Chesters (x2) & Black Callerton

213.3p Black Callerton, 204.6p Chesters (x2) & Black Callerton, 204.4p High Baulk, 200p The Fawns, High Baulk & Black Callerton, 199p High Baulk, 194.8p Chesters, 194.7p The Fawns, 194.6p Catreen, 193.6p Catreen & Bavington Hill Head, 192.7p, 191.5p & 190p Chesterhope, 189.4p & 188.9p Catcherside

Beltex x – £107 & £102 Hallington New Houses

254.8p & 237.2p Hallington New Houses

Suffolk x - £92 Colwell Hill, £91 Black Callerton

185.7p Black Callerton

Mule - £95.5095 & £92 Pitland Hills, £84 Black Callerton, £83 & £80 Broomhope

192.3p Broomhope, 191.7p Pitland Hills, 186.7p Black Callerton, 186.1p Broomhope, 180.2p Pitland Hills

Cheviot Mule - £90 Bavington Hill Head

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel Ram - £96 Hallington New Houses, £84 Pitland Hills

Texel x Ewes - £102 & £96 Hallington New Houses, £91 West Grange, £86 Gunnerton Demesne

Suffolk x Ewes – £100 Hallington New Houses, £85 Gunnerton Demesne

Suffolk x Ram - £82 Hallington New Houses

Beltex x Ram - £88 Hallington New Houses

Mule Ewes - £78 Colwell Hill, £70 Gunnerton Demesne, £66 Colwell Hill, £64.50 Gunnerton Demesne

Blackface Ewes - £45 Blueburn

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 6th October 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Limousin Heifers – £1378.65 & 227.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1380.66 & £1368.97 Flotterton 

221.5p & 219.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1349.08 & 227.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

More cows forward this week that met a similar trade to last week, leaner cows a touch easier.

Highest grossing cow was a Charolais cow from Mrs I Burn T/A JA & I Burn, Grange House Farm that realised £1401.17

Cast Bulls sold to £1258.34 for a Stabiliser from Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick.

Limousin – £1108.71 Colepike, £1045.44 Cleughfoot, £999.40 Nunwick, £979.23 Fairspring, £945.35 Dunns Houses, £890.56 Low West House

157.5p Low West House, 149.5p Fairspring, 148.5p Cleughfoot, 145.5p Colepike, 133.5p Midgeholme

Angus -£1127.91 Yatesfield, £1072.17 Broomhall, £1029.90 West Shields

148.5p Broomhall, 146.5p West Shields, 143.5p Yatesfield

Angus Bulls - £988.04 Colwell Hill

103.5p Yatesfield, 99.5p Colwell Hill

British Blue – £1082.65 Crook Dene, £877.20 Low Staples, £850.04 China Hall

147.5p Crook Dene, 134.5p China Hall, 127.5p Low Staples

Charolais - £1401.17 Grange House Farm, £947.43 West Shields

159.5p West Shields, 145.5p Grange House Farm

Blonde - £1262.83, £1148 & £1108.28 Colepike 

153.5p, 146.5p & 145.5p Colepike

Simmental - £1090.13 & £1063.30 Dunns Houses

171.5p & 142.5p Dunns Houses

Saler - £929.07 & £867.01 West Shields

139.5p & 138.5p West Shields

Stabiliser - £921.38 & £862.73 Nunwick

136.5p & 126.5p Nunwick

Stabiliser Bull - £1258.34 & 119.5p Nunwick

South Devon - £885.79 & 141.5p Broomhall

Brown Swiss - £1034 & 137.5p Yatesfield

British Friesian - £783.87 & 105.5p Throp Hill

Holstein Friesian - £702.99 & 109.5p Rennys Barn

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

An improved show this week with some exceptional pens of lambs forward.  Trade sharper by 6p on the week with a number of firms keen for lambs with well fleshed lambs in demand.

Top price was for a pen of super Beltex x lambs from Quarry House which sold for £134 (319.1p).  High Town sold Texel x lambs to £124 (288.4p) and West Moorhouses had Beltex crosses to £122 (312.8p).

Texel x – £124 High Town, £121 Quarry House, £114 Quarry House & High Town, £113 & £109 Little Swinburne, £107 The Hope, £106 Little Swinburne & Watch Currock, £105.50 Quarry House, £105 East House, £104 Quarry House (x2), £103 Little Swinburne (x2) & Quarry House, £100 Corneyside & West Moorhouses, £98 High Town, £97 The Hope (x2) & Watch Currock, £96 West Shields, £95.50 The Hope, West Moorhouses & East House, £95 Holly Hill West & Old Town, £94.50 High Eshells, The Hope & East Wharmley, £94 The Hope, Corneyside, Low Eshells & Old Town, £93.50 The Hope, West Moorhouses, Low Eshells & West Grange (x2), £93 The Hope, Little Swinburne, East Wharmley, West Moorhouses (x2), East House & Flotterton

288.4p High Town, 281.4p Quarry House, 256.8p Little Swinburne, 254.8p The Hope, 253.3p High Town, 252.4p Watch Currock, 247.7p & 246.5p Little Swinburne, 243.9p West Moorhouses, 240p West Shields, 239.5p Little Swinburne (x2), 236.6p The Hope, 233.3p High Town, 232.9p East House, 232.7p Quarry House, 232.6p Corneyside, 232.4p & 231p Watch Currock, 228.3p East House, 226.8p West Moorhouses & The Hope, 222.1p West Moorhouses, 221.3p East Newham, 218.6p Corneyside, 217.5p Grange House, 216.7p The Hope & East House, 216.3p East House, 215.1p High Eshells, 215p East House

Dutch Texel x – £102, £100, £96.50, £96 & £89 Burntongues

250p, 237.2p, 212.5p & 207p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £94.50 Thockrington (x2), £94 Sunniside & Lunns House, £93 Sunniside & Flotterton, £92.50 & £92 Thockrington, £91.50 Lords Lot, £91 Sunniside, £90.50 Burnhope Flatts, £90 Old Town

195.7p Thockrington, 194.9p China Hall, 194.6p Sunniside, 194.4p Colepike, 193p Lunns House, 192.6p Burnhope Flatts, 192.4p Lunns House, 190.2p Middle Heads, 188.9p Black Hedley & Baal Hill, 188.8p Thockrington

Beltex x – £134 Quarry House, £122 & £119 West Moorhouses, £115, £113, £112 & £108 The Hope, £107 West Moorhouses, £104 The Hope & Watch Currock, £99 East House, £97 The Hope, £95 Woodcroft

319.1p Quarry House, 312.8p West Moorhouses, 287.5p The Hope, 283.3p West Moorhouses, 282.5p & 280p The Hope, 267.5p West Moorhouses, 257.1p The Hope, 253.7p Watch Currock, 241.5p East House, 231p & 226.1p The Hope, 220.9p Woodcroft

Charollais x – £91.50 Sunniside (x2) & Flotterton, £91 Sunniside

202.4p Thornley Hall Farm, 194.7p Sunniside, 190.6p Flotterton, 185.7p Sunniside

Bleu D’Maine x - £91 & 216.7p Thornley Hall Farm

Leicester - £100 & 238.1p Little Swinburne

Cheviot x- £87 & 193.3p Bingfield Combe

Mule – £86 Great Chesters (x2), £85.50 Baal Hill, £84.50 Harwood Shield, £80.50 Bulls Hill, £80 Thornley Hall Farm & High Town

191.1p Great Chesters (x2), 190p Baal Hill, 186.1p Thornley Hall Farm, 183.7p Harwood Shield, 174.4p Bulls Hill

Blackface -£83.50, £77.50 & £74 Stoop Rigg

189p, 185.6p & 185p Stoop Rigg

Swaledale - £72 & 156.5p Baal Hill

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £61 Littlewhite

Mule – £65 Littlewhite

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 2nd October 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their annual prize show and sale of Charolais and other continental cross store cattle (excluding Limousin) and offered for sale 455 head of quality suckler bred cattle from producers based in Northumberland, County Durham & Cumbria.

Prior to the sale the show was held and kindly sponsored by Hodgson Toyota and Zoetis Animal Health and judged by regular purchaser of top quality cattle Mr Wayne Bean, Broadoak Farm, Ebchester who had no fewer than twenty six exhibits put before him.

Having dispensed with the preliminary group and individual breed classes the judge worked swiftly towards awarding his Championship which was taken by an outstanding Blonde D’Aquitaine heifer from renowned local exponent of the breed; Mr Robert English, Brownsleazes, Wark.  The sleek black heifer was tremendously correct with pronounced shape and top line for which the Brownsleazes cattle have great reputation and are always sought after when sold through the Hexham ring.

The Reserve Champion rosette was awarded to a similarly shapely British Blue bullock from another local family that figure annually at this important sale; Messrs Yeats, Wood House, Coanwood.  The blue and white bullock came forward with trademark ‘Wood House’ quality and stood a worthy reserve to the champion.

Thanks must go to all exhibitors and our judge for their efforts in carrying out a highly successful show whilst observing the strict covid-19 guidelines as set out by the government and the livestock auctioneers association.

Prize Show

Single Charolais x Steer

First Prize               Flotterton

Second Prize         Flotterton

Third Prize              Flotterton

Four Charolais x Steers

First Prize               Flotterton

Second Prize         Flotterton

Champion Charolais x Calf

M/s FT Walton, Flotterton 

Simmental x Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Highwood

Blonde x Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Brownsleazes (Hfr)

Second Prize         Brownsleazes (Hfr)

Third Prize             Brownsleazes (Str)

British Blue x Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Woodhouse (Str)

Second Prize         Woodhouse (Hfr)

Third Prize             Woodhouse (Hfr)

Overall Champion

M/s English, Brownsleazes – Blonde Heifer

Reserve Champion

M/s Yeats, Woodhouse – British Blue Steer

With the formalities of the prize show taken care of the sale began and trade for older cattle was marginally sharper on the week with a great many exceeding £1200 and a good number passing £1300 per head.  The sale leader was the Show Champion which sold at 12 Noon and quickly raced to a worthy £1500 for Mr English and was purchased by a weekly purchaser based in North Yorkshire who, keen for the best end of cattle on the day, also bought the reserve champion from Messrs Yeats at £1360.

Some smart Angus cross cattle sold well to £1380 for a hefty bullock from Messrs Metcalf, Fairley and to £1350 for the lead beast of another fine run from Martin Johnston, High Fotherley who also sold a super pen of 7 by the same black breed sire at £1220.

With a large focus on Charolais sired cattle on this day the breed peaked at £1325 for a tremendous bullock from Messrs Walton, Rawfoot, Bellingham with another selling at £1320 from Messrs Carr, Highwood from their annual consignment to this sale. Several noted and sought after runs of cattle by the white bull were in demand, not least thirty well-bred bullocks at 11 months of age from FT Walton, Flotterton that sold to regular buyers to average £1009 throughout.  Libby Bertram brought her annual run of steers and heifers to Hexham from Coldwell, Cambo and saw a considerable lift on the year of over £120 per head, with steers peaking at £1160 and thirteen heifers averaging a deserved £900. Messrs Coatsworth, Gallowhill consigned 18 cracking bullocks at 16 months which peaked at £1155 and averaged £1077 representing a rise just short of £200 on the year for the well-bred cattle from Whalton, Morpeth.        

After several prize rosettes and a noon appearance in the sale ring the Yeats family then brought thirty more cracking cattle forward and these met with the same fervour round the ring as in previous years.  Bullocks at 12 months peaked at £1280 but it was the heifer portion which hit home and topped at £1300 with the majority ideally suited to being shown through a live auction ring when finished and helped the family achieve a worthy average of £1040 for their run, exactly £100 per head more than 2019.

With fewer cattle in greater demand the auctioneers invite entries for the special ‘Limousin’ prize show and sale next week. Entries should be made to the mart offices on 01434 605444 by 10:30am on Monday 5th October.

Leading prices;  

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1300 & £1290 Old Deanham, £1140 Dovecote, £1070 Old Deanham, £1040 & £1020 Dovecote

British Blue x steers – £1170 Old Deanham

Angus x steers – £1380 & £1280 Fairley, £1210 & £1080 Whitelees

Limousin x heifers - £1270 (x2), £1255 & £1120 Old Deanham, £1100 Whitelees

British Blue x heifers – £1190 & £1080 Old Deanham

Angus x heifers – £1120 Ednorville, £1110 Whitelees, £1040 Ednorville

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1320 & £1200 Highwood, £1185 Harewalls, £1180 & £1165 Highwood, £1160 Coldwell & Highwood, £1150 Highwood, £1120 Gallowhill, £1110 Highwood, £1100 Gallowhill, £1090 Harewalls, £1080, £1050 & £970 Gallowhill, £920 Highwood

Limousin x steers – £1295 Comb Hills, £1170 & £1140 High House, £1110 High House & Low Haswell, £1095 & £1080 Ouston, £1070 Dovecote (x2), £1050 Dovecote & Low Haswell (x2), £1040 Greyside, £970 Old Deanham, £960 Dovecote, £930 Kirkley Hall, £920 Ouston

British Blue x steers – £1355 Willimoteswick

Angus x steers – £1350 High Fotherley, £1340 Fairley, £1220 High Fotherley, £1205, £1170 & £1125 High Barns, £1080 Runnymede, £1070 High Barns, £1040, £1005 & £990 Kirkley Hall, £975 Runnymede, £965, £955 & £945 Kirkley Hall

Simmental x steers – £1250 Highwood

Blonde x steers – £1360 & £960 Highwood 

Saler x steers - £950 Anick Bank Foot (x2)

Hereford x steers - £970, £950 & £920 Anick Bank Foot

Charolais x heifers – £905 Harewalls

Limousin x heifers - £1280 High House, £1220 Low Haswell, £1210, £1180, £1135 & £1120 Lunns House, £1100 Lunns House & Low Haswell, £1090 Low Haswell, £1070 Willimoteswick, £1060 Lunns House, £1000 The Tofts, £990 Lunns House (x2), £970 China Hall, £960 Greyside, £930 China Hall, £900 The Tofts

British Blue x heifers – £1020 & £990 Rawfoot

Angus x heifers – £990 Brackenthwaite

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1325 Rawfoot, £1270 Comb Hills, £1155 Gallowhill, £1150 & £1095 (x2) Flotterton, £1080 Colwell Hill, £1070 West Shields, £1060 Coldwell & Flotterton, £1050 The Tofts, £1030 & £1020 (x2) Flotterton, £1010 Coldwell & Gallowhill, £1000 Coldwell, West Shields & Newbiggin, £990 Newbiggin & Flotterton, £980 Coldwell & Flotterton, £970 Newbiggin, £960 West Shields (x2), £950 Flotterton (x2), £940 Coldwell & Tenter House, £920 Newbiggin & Flotterton, £910 Newbiggin, £900 Coldwell, £895 & £885 Colwell Hill

Limousin x steers – £1280 & £1075 Woodhouse, £1040 Pitland Hills, £1030 Tenter House, £1020 Greyside, £1000 Tenter House, £990 Greyside, £980 Woodhouse & Greyside, £975 Rawfoot, £970 Greyside, £960 Kirkley Hall, £950 Greyside, £935 Ouston

British Blue x steers – £1360, £1265, £1250, £1150 & £1140 Woodhouse, £1075 Rawfoot, £1035 & £1025 Woodhouse, £960 Rawfoot, £950 Rawfoot & Woodhouse, £940 & £910 Woodhouse

Angus x steers – £1220 High Fotherley, £1090 Rawfoot, £985 Kirkley Hall

Simmental x steers – £1030 Anick Bank Foot, £970 Low Three Mark

Blonde x steers – £1200 Brownsleazes

Hereford x steers - £990, £960, £950, £945 & £870 Anick Bank Foot

Charolais x heifers – £1100 Comb Hills, £1050 Colwell Hill, £1045 & £1005 Tenter House£1000 Comb Hills & Newbiggin, £990 Newbiggin, £985 & £960 Tenter House, £940 Hackford, £935 Colwell Hill, £915 Harewalls, £905 Coldwell & Colwell Hill, £900 Hackford, Coldwell (x3), Tenter House & Colwell Hill, £895 Colwell Hill, £890 Hackford & Newbiggin, £885 Hackford, £880 Coldwell

Limousin x heifers - £1105 Woodhouse, £1095 Tenter House, £1040 Willimoteswick, £1035 Newbiggin, £1030 Woodhouse, £980 Beacon Rigg, £970 Greyside, £950 Willimoteswick, £910 Low Haswell & Pitland Hills, £905 Beacon Rigg, £900 Tenter House & Beacon Rigg (x2), £885 Pitland Hills

British Blue x heifers – £1300, £1270, £1250, £1150 & £1070 Woodhouse, £990 Rawfoot, £980 & £890 Woodhouse

Angus x heifers – £1020 Rawfoot, £890 High Barns, £860 High Farm

Blonde x heifers – £1500 & £1245 Brownsleazes

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1000 Flotterton, £930, £905 & £890 Colwell Hill

British Blue x steers – £900 & £885 Woodhouse

Charolais x heifers – £865 Colwell Hill

British Blue x heifers – £1020 & £940 Woodhouse

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another very large show of ewes with a varied show on offer including numerous hill ewes.

Best ewes sold to £132 for a pen of five Texel ewes from M/s T Common & Son, Low Ardley.

Tups sold to £120 from M/s BA & AM Storrow & Sons, Willimoteswick.

Mules sold to £92 from M/s WT & EJ Reed, Moss Kennels.

Blackface ewes sold to £64 for a pen of 42 from Sewingshields.

Twelve buyers around the ring.  More ewes wanted for next week.

Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel – £120 Willimoteswick, £118 & £90 (x2) Milfield

Texel x – £132 Low Ardley, £116 Elrington Hall, £115 Low Ardley, £108 West Moorhouses, £106 Springwell, £105 Low Ardley, £104 Elrington Hall, £100 Great Chesters, Greyside, West Moorhouses (x2), Springwell & Wylam Sheep Farm, £97 Little Swinburne, Springwell & Highford, £96 Wylam Sheep Farm & Willimoteswick, £95 Merryshields, £94 West Moorhouses, £92 Gunnerton Demesne, West Moorhouses, Jolly Body, Willimoteswick, £90 Greyside, Crook Dene, Willimoteswick & Highford

Dutch Texel x - £107 & £92 Little Swinburne

Suffolk x – £100 Merryshields & Gunnerton Demesne, £98 Baal Hill, £94 Greyside

Beltex - £94 Jolly Body

Beltex x - £114, £105 & £100 Little Swinburne

Leicester - £71 Hackford

Bleu D’Maine x - £90 Sillywrea

Cheviot x – £78 & £70 Sillywrea

Mule – £92 Moss Kennels, £85 Springwell, £83 Fairley, £80 Moss Kennels, £79 Great Chesters, £77 Bulls Hill, £76.50 Settlingstones, £76 Low Ardley, Elrington Hall & Moss Kennels, £75 Gunnerton Demesne, £72 Newonstead, £71 Elrington Hall & Greyside, £70 Hackford, Baal Hill, Crook Dene & Sweethope

Blackface – £64 Sewingshields, £62 Middle White Hill, £60 Greyside & Thornton Tower

Swaledale – £55 & £52 Harwood Shield, £51 Wolf Hills, £47 Hackford, £46 Low Mill

Jacob - £58 Hillcrest

Crossbred – £62 Derecroft, £60 Low Mill

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of5171 Store Lambs.  The Better end of lambs still met a flying trade with twenty pens selling in excess of £112.  The plainer sorts were slightly harder to cash, which isn’t surprising with prime markets yesterday running at reduced rates.  The medium keep lambs were still regularly selling well and in demand with more potential purchaser’s ringside, after finishing cultivations, with many pens realizing £75-£80

Topping today’s sale was a pair of outstanding Beltex wedder lambs from M/s Younger & Stamp, Watch Hill that sold to £135.  M/s NG, KM & JG Beveridge, Low West House continue to take advantage of the Hexham Store Ring and sold Beltex lambs to £134, £129, £128 and £126.  M/s P & EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope had an outstanding run of 30 Beltex x wedder lambs that went on to average £127! Selling to a high of £134

Poorer show of Mule lambs present this week selling to £65 from Mr RH Frater, Moorlaws.

Texel x – £120 Highford, £95 & £94 Derwent House, £92 Highford, £90 Derwent House, £87 Butterknowes, £86.50 Ridley Stokoe, £86 Buteland, Butterknowes, Highford, Rye Hill, Greyside & Girsonfield, £85.50 Butterknowes (x2), South Gunnerton & Girsonfield, £85 Buteland, Ridley Stokoe & Brieredge

Dutch Texel x - £123 & £122 Agars Hill, £97 Hard Riding, £90 Haggate, £89 Agars Hill

Suffolk x – £88 West Kirkheaton, £84 Hownsgill, £802 Piatroon & Black Hedley, £78 Merryshields (x2), £77 Allenheads Farm, £76 Causey Burn, £75 Hownsgill

Beltex x - £135 Watch Hill, £134 Low West House & Middle Horsleyhope, £130 Middle Horsleyhope, £129 Low West House, £128 Low West House & Middle Horsleyhope (x2), £126 Low West House, £124 Middle Horsleyhope, £122 Low West House & Middle Horsleyhope, £116 & £114 Low West House, £112 & £109.50 Low West House, £108 Watch Hill & Low West House, £100.50 Buteland

Leicester - £90, £75 & £70 Towdy Potts

Cheviot x - £70 Bellshiel, £68 Cottonshope

SC Cheviot - £59 & £46 Barrowburn

Mule – £65 Moorlaws, £64.50 Taylor Burn, £63 Pry Hill, £62.50 Burnbank, £61 Coatlith

Blackface – £65 (x2), £64 & £59 (x2) Burnbank

Swaledale - £53 Linshiels, £50 Agars Hill, £47 Low Acton, £45 Agars Hill

Draft Ewes & Other Breeding Sheep | Thursday 1st October 2020

 Blackface Draft Ewes

The Prize Show was kindly sponsored again this year by the C.L.A. and expertly judged by well know local breeders, Father and Son, John and Lewis Browell, Quarry House.  Giving all pens due consideration they awarded the CLA Challenge Cup to a great pen of 20 6year old ewes from W Walton & Sons, Troughend which later sold at £115 purchased by JW Thompson & Son, Duddo Hill.

Pen of 20 or more

First Prize               Troughend

Second Prize         Townfoot

Third Prize             Fleehope

A good show of ewes forward this year to a good ring of local and distant buyers which included new faces at this sale.

Trade was buoyant throughout and the average increased by £8.90 on the big average of last year.

4/5yo - £60 & £52 The Crew

5yo - £122 Townfoot, £100 Fleehope, £90 & £88 Featherwood, £85 Fleehope, £84 & £75 Featherwood, £72 Philhope & Featherwood (x2), £70 Philhope, £68 Philhope & Featherwood

6yo - £115 & £110 Troughend, £105 Horseholme, £80 Bilsmoor Park, £78 Toft House, £75 East Wilkwood, Troughend & Rookland, £72 Penpeugh, £71 East Wilkwood, £70 Ridlees Craigshield, £68 Cottonshope, £65 Ridlees Whitestones

Swaledale Draft Ewes

Pen of 20 or more

First Prize               Low Bleakhope

Second Prize         Westburnhope

Third Prize             Lilswood Cottage

Similar numbers to last year and expertly judged by Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls and awarded the  Champion Pen to a big pen of 148 5year old ewes from  regular consignor, Stuart Nelson, Low Bleakhope which later sold at £70 to C&R McCornick, Overcairn Farm, New Commock.

As with the Blackface ewes, ewes were dearer on the year by £13.60

4crop - £69 Pry Hill (x2)

4/5 crop - £74 Lilswood Cottage

5 crop - £71 Stobby Lea

5yo - £74 Low Bleakhope, £70 Westburnhope & Low Bleakhope, £69 Westburnhope (x2) & Linshiels, £68 Westburnhope

6yo - £74 The Raw, £66 Low Bleakhope

Blackface Gimmers

A sound entry of over 600 Blackface Gimmers were presented by regular consignors to this sale and prior to the sale the show was judged by Mrs Ruth Mitcheson who made her awards as follows

Pen of 20 or more

First Prize               Sewingshields, A Murray & Sons

Second Prize         Horseholme, G Famelton

Third Prize             Townshields, H&H Robson

With a great upsurge in demand for “Blackie”bred Mule Ewe lambs this season trade for gimmers was, as expected, greatly increased on the year.

The champion pen from M/s Murray was chased to £210 by keen bidders and eventually sold to a Wales based purchaser.

The same price was achieved by the second pen from Townshields which sold to a longstanding buyer at this sale from Derbyshire. Whilst M/s Robson’s third pen sold to £200 going home with a return purchaser based in The Scottish Borders.  The second prize pen from George Famelton, Horseholme, Gilsland, Cumbria sold early in the sale for £190 to an annual buyer.

A great many producers saw increases of £40 - £60 per head on not just lead pens but throughout some of the best runs once again cementing this sale as the premier outlet for such top quality Blackface Gimmers in The North of England.

Top averages were as follows –

Horseholme (sold 72)      Top £190     Average £166

Stell Green (sold 40)       Top £190     Average £162

East Wilkwood (sold 60)  Top £180     Average £153

Townshields (sold 92)     Top £210     Average £194

Sewingshields (sold 59)  Top £210     Average £200

Leading Prices     

£210 Sewingshields & Townshields, £205 Greenleas, £200 Townshields & Sewingshields, £195 Townshields (x2), £190 Horseholme, Stell Green & Sewingshields, £184 Horseholme, £180 East Wilkwood, £172 Falstone Farm, £170 Townshields, £165 Monkridge Hill, £160 East Wilkwood, £150 Horseholme, Monkridge Hill, East Wilkwood & Bilsmoor Park, £148 & £138 East Wilkwood, £135 Horseholme, Stell Green & East Wilkwood, £130 The Dunns & Monkridge Cottage, £125 Falstone Farm

Blackface Stock Sheep

The company were delighted to disperse the commercial hill ewe flock of Blackface Ewes on behalf of M/s J Robson & Sons, Hepple Whitefield having enjoyed their custom over many decades.

The flock of 400 hardy ewes had been farmed on the heather clad hills of Simonside near Rothbury and buyers from Devon to Aberdeen were present to vie for the stock.  Gimmers peaked at £125 with stronger 1crop ewes selling to £135 twice and a hefty pen of 2crop ewes seeing the peak of the dispersal at £154.

The company would like to thank the Robson Family for their support throughout their career at Whitefield and wish them well for the future

Hepple Whitefield

Gimmers - £145, £125

1 crop - £135 (x2), £115 & £108

2 crop - £154, £102 & £96

3 crop - £90 & £70

4 crop - £69, £66 & £65

Swaledale Stock Sheep

Wydoncleughside

Gimmers - £145, £120 (x2)  

2 Shear – to £140

3 Shear – to£140

4 Shear - to£125

Ewe Lambs - £78

Hill Ewe Lambs

A small but quality entry of Horned Ewe Lambs sold well on the day peaking several times at £78 per head for both Blackface and Swaledale bred sorts.

Blackface - £78 Pottsdurtrees (x2) & Greenleighton, £75 Greenleighton

Swaledale - £78 Low Bleakhope

Cheviot Draft Ewes

A useful class of North and South Country Cheviot ewes were brought forward from the Coquet and College Valleys and sold with ease.

Six year old South Country ewes sold to £81 from the Wholehope heft of FT Walton, whilst a powerful pen of North Country types at the same age sold to £80 having been expertly presented by Graham Oliver for Cheviot Farming Ltd, Elsdon Burn.

SC 5yo - £92 & £81 Dudlees

SC 6yo - £81Wholehope, £79 Quickeningcote, £78 Battleshields, £76 Shilmoor, £73Quickeningcote, £71 Battleshiels

NC 6yo - £80 Elsdonburn, £76 Cottonshope, £72 Elsdonburn, £69 Cottonshope

Mule & Other Gimmers

Mule – £158 Claywalls, £155 Tenter House & Claywalls, £152 Quarry House (x2) & Claywalls, £150 & £146 Quarry House, £145 The Dunns (x2) & Halton Red House, £142 Halton Red House, £138 Quarry House

Texel – £215 & £210 Lough Green, £185 & £180 East Town Farm

Texel x – £174 West Wharmley, £172 Claywalls, £170 Comb Hills, £160 West Wharmley, £152 Lough Green, £150 Comb Hills

Kerry Hill - £200 Comb Hills

Herdwick - £115 & £100 Comb Hills, £88 Heatheridge

Mule Stock Sheep

Bulls Hill - £140 & £138 (2cr), £134, £133 & £125 (3cr), £112 (4cr), £108 (4cr)

Paradise Farm - £110 (4cr)

Mule & Other Ewes

Mule – £126 (4cr) Yatesfield, £122 (4cr) Halton Red House, £120 (4cr) Yatesfield, £116 (4cr) Yatesfield

Texel x – £150 (3cr) Halton Red House£148 (2cr) Halton Red House, £130 (2cr) Halton Red House, £128 (4cr) Yatesfield

Suffolk - £125 (3cr) Hagdon Moor

Ewe Lambs

Texel x – £114 East Greenridge & Low Eshells, £112 & £109 East Greenridge, £108 (x2) Low Eshells

Beltex x – £134, £132 & £120 Low Espley, £108 Newton Farm Crathie

Suffolk x – £132 Frankstown

Leicester - £125 Brieredge

Mule Ewe Lambs

£130 & £116 (x2) Pitland Hills, £115 Hole Farm, Pitland Hills & Camphill, £114 Hole Farm & Camphill, £110 Hole Farm & Camphill, £105 North Cocklake, £98 Harsondale, £96 North Cocklake, £95 Harsondale, £94 Embley, £93 Lilswood Cottage, £92 Brieredge, £90 North Cocklake & Stone House

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Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 30th September 2020

Prime Lambs

A larger show of prime lambs sold to a better than expected trade with vendors commenting on a pleasing average.

Topping the sale was a pen of 5 smashing Beltex x lambs from WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne selling to £113 (262.8ppkg) to Mr Peter Monkhouse

Heavy weights sold to £105 also from Little Swinburne & £104 from Messrs JR Thompson & Son, The Fawns

Mules topped at £93.50 from FT Walton, Flotterton. Overall sale average just short of £90

More continue to be wanted, please contact any of the auctioneers for entries and enquiries

Texel x £113 & £105 Little Swinburne, £104 The Fawns (x2) & Little Swinburne, £100 The Fawns & Little Swinburne, £99.50 & £98.50 The Fawns, £98 Catreen, £97 The Fawns, £96.50 Chesters, £96 West grange, £95 The Fawns, Chesters, & West Grange (x2), £94.50 Catreen, £94 The Fawns, West Grange, Catreen & Bridgeford, £93.50 Coldwell, Chesters, West Grange & Catreen

262.8p & 250.0p Little Swinburne, 246.3p & 242.7p The Fawns, 235.0p Bridgeford, 231.1p Little Swinburne, 222.5p Bridgeford, 221.3p The Fawns, 219.1p Bridgeford (x2), 217.4p Little Swinburne, 216.3p Chesters, 207.1p Bridgeford, 203.3p Chesters, 200.0 The Fawns

Suffolk x 93.50 Holling Hill, East White Hill & Flotterton, £92.50 Forrestburn Gate, £91 Brixter Hill, £90 Flotterton

185.0p Forrestburn Gate, 183.7p Flotterton, 183.0p Brixter Hill, 179.8p Flotterton

Mule £93.50 Flotterton, £91.50 Coldwell, £91 Holling Hill, East White Hill, £90.50 East White Hill, £89.50 Low Chesterhope

194.1p East White Hill, 190.6p Coldwell, 190.5p & 190.4p Low Chesterhope, 188.5p East White Hill

Cheviot Mule £95, £93.50, £91, 193.9p & 193.6p Flotterton

Blackface £76.50 & 186.6p Low Chesterhope

Cast Ewes and Rams

A larger show of prime ewes sold to another strong trade topping at £120 from Messrs Milburn, Butterknowes. Dave Brodie, Chesters topped at £118 for a pair of Texel cross ewes and his overall average being £98.51. More wanted to meet buyer demand

Texel Ram £120 & £118 Butterknowes

Texel x Ewes £118, £106 Chesters, £105 Longshaws, £1036, £101, £100 (x3), £99 (x2), £98 (x2), £97, £96 & £95 Chesters

Suffolk x Ewes £97 Chesters & North Acomb, £91 Grangemoor, £88 Dene House, £86 Elf Hills, £85 Rugley Walls

Mules £75 Chesters, £70 North Acomb

Blackface £54 North Acomb

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 29th September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Four cracking butchers heifers from M/s JE Suddes & Sons selling to 250.5ppk and grossed to a high of £1487.73

M/s E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill sold a 37 month old Charolais x steer to 148.5ppk and £1382.54

Limousin Heifers – £1487.73, £1430.36, £1231.03 & £1221.12 Rowley

250.5p, 245.5p, 239.5p & 238.5p Rowley

Charolais Steers – £1382.54 & 148.5p Holling Hill

Young Bulls

Limousin - £1163.39 & 154.5p Todhillwood

Charolais - £1276.96 & 173.5p Holling Hill

Cast Cows & OTM

The edge just off the cast cows this week with all classes slightly easier but a nice entry forward still averaged 136.2ppk.  Selling to a high of £1444.14 for a well fed Limousin x cow from M/s W&JA Longlands, Rusheylaw

Limousin – £1444.14 Rusheylaw, £1248.45 Crook Dene, £1198.33 Humber Hill, £1170.96 Low Houselope, £1133.60 Rusheylaw, £1101.87 Crook Dene, £1064 Make Me Rich

170.5p Rusheylaw, 161.5p Humber Hill, 155.5p Rusheylaw, 148.5p Crook Dene, 143.5p Crook Dene & Low Houselope

Angus -£1061.78, £903.21 & £839.13 The Tofts

148.5p, 126.5p & 122.5p The Tofts

British Blue – £1186.63 Crook Dene, £1150.70 Demesne, £1107.95 Make Me Rich

155.5p Demesne, 141.5p Make Me Rich, 137.5p Crook Dene

Charolais - £1000.05 & 147.5p Humber Hill

Parthenais - £1148.18 & 157.5p Low Houselope

British Friesian - £775.01 & £596.37 Rennys Barn

115.5p & 96.5p Rennys Barn

Belted Galloway x - £534.36 & 109.5p Low Eals

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Almost double the entry of lambs forward with a very mixed show and a fair proportion lacking finish.

Topping the sale were Beltex x lambs from Richard Walton, Linacres at £118 with Andrew Reay, West Moorhouses selling top pence per kilo at 294.9p

Texel x – £110 Tedcastle, £109 West Kirkheaton, £106 Watch Currock, £105 Nilston Rigg, £104 West Moorhouses & Nilston Rigg, £103.50 Nilston Rigg, £102 Linacres, £101.50 & £101 Nilston Rigg, £100 Hackford & St Oswalds, £99.50 Nilston Rigg, £99 Holly Hill West & Thockrington, £98.50 Loadman, £98 Loadman, Tedcastle & Thockrington, £97 Little Swinburne, West Moorhouses (x2) & Linacres, £96.50 Holly Hill West & Corneyside (x2), £96 St Oswalds & Aydonshields, £95 Little Swinburne & Nilston Rigg

247.6p West Moorhouses, 246.5p Watch Currock, 238.1p Hackford, 237.2p Linacres, 232.6p St Oswalds, 232.5p East Newham, 231p Linacres, 229.8p Corneyside, 227.9p Tedcastle, 225.6p Little Swinburne, 224.4p Corneyside & West Moorhouses, 221.4p Linacres, 220.9p Little Swinburne, 219.1p Riding Farm, 218.6p Warksfield Head, 218.2p Aydonshields, 210.3p Loadman & Hackford, 207.3p St Oswalds, 206.3p Riding Farm, 204.9p Loadman, 204.6p Aydonshields, 202.4p Half Acres & East Newham, 202.1p West Moorhouses, 201.3p Birkside, 201.2p Stobbilee, 200p St Oswalds, Comb Hills & Kellah, 198.9p West Kirkheaton & Great Chesters, 198.8p Errington Red House, Chesterwood, East Newham & Birkside

Dutch Texel x – £106 Willimoteswick, £101 Burntongues (x2), £98 Willimoteswick & Burntongues (x2), £94 Burntongues, £93 & £92 Willimoteswick

259 & 246.3p Burntongues, 240.9p Willimoteswick, 233.3p Burntongues (x2), 230p & 221.4p Willimoteswick, 218.6p Burntongues, 204.7p & 200p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £100 Thockrington & Nilston Rigg, £99 Thockrington, £98 & £95.50 Nilston Rigg, £95 & £93.50 Thockrington, £93 Sillywrea, £89 Whitechapel, Fairley & West Kirkheaton

198.8p & 196.4p Sillywrea, 193p Riding Farm, 191.3p Whitechapel, 190p West Kirkheaton, 189.8p Sillywrea, 187p Fairley & Thockrington, 181.9p Whitechapel, 181.6p Kiln Pit Hill

Beltex x – £118 Linacres, £115 & £109 West Moorhouses, £108 & £106 Little Swinburne, £105 West Moorhouses, £102 St Oswalds, £100 (x2) & £98 Little Swinburne, £97 Linacres, £90 East Uppertown, £89.50 & £87 St Oswalds

294.9p West Moorhouses, 281p Linacres, 265.9p West Moorhouses, 251.2p & 246.5p Little Swinburne, 242.9p St Oswalds, 238.1p Little Swinburne, 233.3p West Moorhouses, 232.6p Little Swinburne, 231p Linacres, 229p St Oswalds, 227.9p Little Swinburne, 223.8p St Oswalds, 204.6p East Uppertown

Charollais x – £92.50, £91 & £88 Woodcroft, £86.50 Fairley

214.6p, 202.2p & 196.8p Woodcroft, 188p Fairley

Kerry Hill - £75 & 174.4p Tedcastle

Cheviot Mule- £85 Highwood, £80 North Cocklake

193.2p Highwood, 190.5p North Cocklake

Mule – £96.50 Camphill, £93 Little Swinburne, £91.50 Camphill, £91 Warksfield Head, £90.50 Whitechapel, £88 Camphill, £86 Kellah, £85 Stoop Rigg, £84.50 Kellah, £84 Stoop Rigg, £82 Highwood, £80.50 Hawksteel, £80 Hotbank

191.3p Camphill, 189.8p Little Swinburne, 188.5p Hotbank, 185.7p Warksfield Head, 183.3p Riding Farm, 182.2p Highwood, 181.8p Hotbank, 181p Whitechapel, 179.4p Camphill, 178.7p Stoop Rigg, 177.5p Low Stokoe

Blackface -£90 Camphill, £83.50 Stoop Rigg, £83 Camphill, £79.50 & £75.50 Stoop Rigg, £74 Hotbank, £73 Townfoot

185p Hotbank, 184.9p & 184.2p Stoop Rigg, 180.4p Camphill, 174p Stoop Rigg, 169.8p Camphill, 162.2p Townfoot

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 25th September 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their first Prize Show and Sale of the traditional autumn cattle sales and forward was 672 head of mainly native breeds.

The Prize Show was again kindly sponsored by The Rawburn Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Herd, The Luing Cattle Society and the Championship  by RM Corbett Ltd, Spreading and Haulage Contractor.

The show was expertly carried out by local buyer and store cattle finisher, Ian Hamilton, Claywalls who had a varied show of a number of native breeds to judge with no fewer than 50 head.

Due to Covid restrictions the judging took place in the pens.

Ian arrived at his award for Overall Champion and it went to a Beef Shorthorn Heifer which took the Martin Wallace Memorial Trophy for the 3rd consecutive year consigned by M/s Milburn, Holling Hill and sold at £1460 to R Cook & Co, Kenneil Mill, Linlithgow.

Reserve Champion went to the Ridley Family, Whittonshields with an Angus steer which later sold at £1180 to Foley Bros, Mirlaw House

Prize Show

Best Angus Steer

First Prize               Whittonshields

Second Prize         Flotterton

Third Prize             Whittonshields

Best Angus Heifer

First Prize               Whittonshields

Second Prize         Whittonshields

Third Prize             Partridge Nest

Champion Angus Beast – M/s Ridley, Whittonshields (Angus Steer)

Best Pen of 4

First Prize               Flotterton

Second Prize         Flotterton

Third Prize             Wallish Walls

Best Hereford Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Watergate Farm

Second Prize         Partridge Nest

Third Prize             Watergate Farm

Best Shorthorn Steer or Heifer

First prize               Holling Hill

Second Prize         Holling Hill

Third Prize             Woodlands Hal 

Best Other Native Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Wayn Riggs

Second Prize         Wallish Walls

Best Pen of 4

First Prize               Watergate Farm

Best Luing Steer or Heifer

First Prize               Lanton Estate

Second Prize         The Lampert

Third Prize              Hawksnest

Best pen of 4

First Prize               Hallbankgate

Second Prize         Lanton Estate

Third Prize             Lanton Estate

Overall Champion – M/s Milburn, Holling Hill

Reserve Champion – M/s Ridley, Whittonshield

The sale commenced under Covid restrictions with buyers abiding by social distancing rules.  A smaller compliment of buyers present but bid well for all classes and a very satisfactory sale at levels seen in previous weeks.

The sale picked up pace as batches of cattle came through the ring and buyers bid well for bigger lots.

Angus steers sold tat £1380 from M/s Telfer, Bellingham Demesne.  Heifers to £1110 M/s Baxter, Kiln Hill

Hereford steers to £1300 and Heifers to £1025 from Mr A Parker, High Wooley

Shorthorn bred steers to £980 from Neil Hunter, Woodlands and £1460 for the Champion from the Milburn, Holling Hill

Luing and Luing x cattle peaked at £1195 (x2) from Lanton Estates.

South Devon’s peaked at £1195 (x2) from M/s Moore, Wingates Holme, heifers at £980 Deans Farm

Cattle 30+ Months

Angus x steers – £1070 Wallish Walls

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1275 Old Deanham, £1200 Low Hall, £1080 Old Deanham, £1055 Whitelees, £1030 Old Deanham, £1010 Old Deanham & Whitelees

British Blue x steers – £1100 Old Deanham

Angus x steers – £1230 Collierley, £1185 Springwell, £1175, £1170, £1150, £1135, £1130 & £1100 Wallish Walls, £990 Collierley, £970 Wallish Walls

Murray Gray steers – £925 West Hepple

Whitebred Shorthorn steers – £830 Wallish Walls

Limousin x heifers - £1180 Old Deanham, £1150 Old Deanham & Whitelees, £1140 South Kirkheaton, £1100 Low Hall, £1010 South Kirkheaton, £970, £960 & £950 Old Deanham

British Blue x heifers – £1040 & £1000 South Kirkheaton, £955 Old Deanham

Angus x heifers – £1065 & £1050 Whitelees, £10140 Collierley

Beef Shorthorn heifers – £980 Woodlands Hall

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1240 Burntongues, £1170 Low Hall, £1140 & £1135 Old Deanham, £1110 & £1100 Thrunton Lowfield, £1000, £990, £960, £940, £905 & £900 South Kirkheaton

Charolais x steers – £1000 Gallowhill

Simmental x steers – £1095 Thrunton Lowfield, £1030 Burdonside

Angus x steers – £1380 Demesne, £1360 Lynnshield, £1290 Hepple Whitefield, £1280 Lynnshield, £1275 Hepple Whitefield, £1250 Lynnshield, £1240, £1230 & £1215 Hepple Whitefield, £1180 Collierley, £1180 Demesne & Whittonshields, £1165 Hepple Whitefield, £1150 Springwell & Lee Hall, £1145 Hepple Whitefield & Watch Hill, £1125 Hepple Whitefield, £1120 Lynnshield, £1110 Whittonshields, £1075 Demesne, £1060 Springwell, £1040 Lee Hall & Hepple Whitefield, £1020 Collierley, £1000 Colwell Hill, £970 Gallowhill £955 Parkside (x2)

Hereford x steers – £1300 High Wooley, £1200, £1090 (x2) & £1085 Watergate, £1065 Partridge Nest, £1050 High Wooley, £1045 High Wooley & Gallowhill, £1035 Gallowhill (x2), £1015 Watergate, £1000 East Fourstones, £985 Gallowhill, £980 Watergate, £975 & £930 East Fourstones

South Devon steers - £1170, £1145 (x2), £1115, £1110, £1080 & £1010 Wingates Wholme, £970 & £915 The Deans

Luing steers - £1195 (x2), £1140, £1065 & £1060 Lanton Estate, £1055 (x2) Hallbankgate, £1040 The Lampert, £1035 Lanton Estate, £1030, £1010, £1005 & £990 The Lampert, £985 Hallbankgate, £950 & £875 Hawksnest

Galloway steers – £715 Wayn Riggs

Murray Gray steers - £920 & £895 West Hepple

Limousin x heifers - £1020 & £910 South Kirkheaton

Charolais x heifers – £900 Harewalls

Angus x heifers – £1265 Demesne, £1070 Whittonsteads (x2), £1065 Hepple Whitefield (x2), £1060 Demesne & Snape Farm, £1050 Hepple Whitefield, £1045 Whittonshields, £1040 Snape Farm, £1030 Hepple Whitefield, £1010 Collierley, £1000 Hepple Whitefield, £990 Watch Hill, £980b Hepple Whitefield, £970 Snape Farm, £940 Brackenthwaite, £940 & £935 Snape Farm, £925 Hepple Whitefield, £890 Watch Hill, £880 Hepple Whitefield

Hereford x heifers – £1025 (x2), £1000 & £985 High Wooley

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £1460 & £1170 Holling Hill

Murray Grey x heifers - £940 West Hepple

Belted Galloway heifers - £850 Colwell Hill

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1000 (x2) & £990 Glendue, £920 Lee Hall, £900 White House Burnhope & Burdonside, £890 Burdonside

Charolais x steers – £1120 Harewalls, £1080 & £1050 Gallowhill

British Blue x steers – £930 & £910 Hallington High Farm

Simmental x steers – £995, £990 & £965 Burdonside

Angus x steers – £1275 Kiln Hill, £1260 Aydonshields, £1250 Flotterton, £1210 Aydonshields, £1200 Kiln Hill,  £1165 Kiln Hill, £1160 Raggetsyke, £1140 Lee Hall (x2) & Watch Hill, £1125, £1120 (x2) & £1105 Flotterton, £1100 Lee Hall, £1090 Whittonshields, Lynnshield, Parkside & Watch Hill, £1080, £1070 & £1060 (x2) Flotterton £1050 Parkgates, £1040 Lee Hall & Raggetsyke, £1035 Flotterton,£1020 South Farm, Lee Hall, Hepple Whitefield & Partridge Nest, £1010 Parkgates (x2) & Lee Hall, £1000 Flotterton & Hallington High Farm £990 Parkgates, Demesne, Whittonshields & Hallington High Farm, £980 Buckshot, £970 Parkside, £965 Buckshot £960 Springwell, £955 Keld £950 Parkgates (x2), £930 Keld, £920 Springwell & Hallington High Farm

Hereford x steers – £1060 Watergate, £1030 Parkgates, £990 Nookton, £985 High Wooley, £980 Watergate, £955 Gallowhill, £950 Parkgates, £930 Watergate

Beef Shorthorn x steers – £980 Woodlands Hall

South Devon steers – £980, £935 & £930 The Deans

Luing steers - £990, £955, £950, £925 & £880 The Lampert

Limousin x heifers - £1035 Raggetsyke, £900 Burdonside

Angus x heifers – £1110 & £1100 Kiln Hill, £1080 Demesne, £1050 Lynnshield (x2), £990 Watch Hill, £970 Lynnshield, £950 Whittonshields

Simmental x heifers – £960 & £895 Burdonside

Hereford x heifers – £875 Colwell Hill

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £950 West End Town

Angus x steers – £980 Springwell, £930 Partridge Nest

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Largest show of Cast Ewes and Rams seen at Hexham at this time of year met stronger demand for the bigger end of ewes.

Topping the sale was a tremendous ewe from Miss J Carins making £128 with the next pen from the same home at the same money.

M/s H Clark & Sons, Paxton Dene were close behind at £124 for a pen of Texels.

Mule ewes topped at £86 from Mr CJ Litt, Paradise Farm.

Feeding ewes a very similar trade on the week.

More wanted for next week with 14 purchasers ringside.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £124 & £118 Paxton Dene, £92 North Cocklake

Texel x – £128 Rouchester (JC), £120 East Wharmley, Willimoteswick & Springwood Farm, £117 Middle Farm, £112 Springwood Farm, £111 Middle Farm, East Wharmley & Paxton Dene, £109 Middle Farm, £106 Holly Hill West, £104 Willimoteswick, £103 East Wharmley, £102 Willimoteswick, £100 East Wharmley, Willimoteswick (x2) & Crook Dene, £99 Holly Hill West, £98 Springwood Farm & Round Meadows, £96 Middle Farm, Nilston Rigg, Springwood Farm, Burntongues, West Wharmley & Black Callerton, £95 Willimoteswick & Black Callerton, £94 Nilston Rigg & Fallowfield, £93 Milfield, £92 Greenchesters, £91 Willimoteswick, Springwood Farm & Paxton Dene, £90 South Colwell, Paxton Dene & Crops Hall

Suffolk x – £98 Burntongues, £96 Nilston Rigg, £92 Errington Red House, £90 Archway Cottage, £85 Wittonshields

Beltex x - £128 Rouchester (JC), £98 Paxton Dene

Leicester - £93 Wolf Hills

Cheviot – £66 Edges Green, £64 South Colwell, £61 & £60 Bellshiel

Cheviot Mule – £92 Errington Red House

Mule – £86 Paradise Farm, £81 Nilston Rigg, Crook Dene, East Knitsley & Round Meadows, £80 Holly Hill West & West Wharmley, £79 East Wharmley & Coltpark, £78 South Colwell (x2), £76 & £74 Coltpark, £70 Paradise Farm & Coltpark

Blackface – £63 Broomhall, £59 Black Callerton, £58 Townshields, £56 Holly Hill West & Hotbank, £54 Townshields

Swaledale – £56 Paradise Farm, £54 Round Meadows, £52 Ouston & Stobby Lea, £51 & £49 Buckshot

Herdwick - £43.50 Gairshield

Crossbred – £90 Bellshiel

Store Lambs

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 6178 Store Lambs, a massive entry for the time of year and just shows more and more producers are taking advantage of the competitive Hexham ring.

This weeks sale included the Hill Store Lamb show which was ably judged by Mr Willie Dodd, West Belsay who awarded the Championship to the Blackface section winners from M/s JAI & DJ Scott, The Brigg which went on to sell for £72.50

The offering of lambs on the whole this week would be poorer than last week but trade for the better middle keeping lambs was still buoyant with lambs still making £74 - £78 with still plenty of time to go.

Topping the sale was a pure Texel ewe lamb from M/s AJ&H Gordon, Old Deanham that went on to sell for £140.  M/s H Clark & Son, Paxton Dene sold some outstanding Dutch Texel x lambs to £129 as did JE Halliday & Son, Woodland House.

Mule lambs were easily cashed for the type of lambs on offer and sold to £78 from H&TV Walton, Settlingstones.

With the number of buyers present we can still sell more lambs here at Hexham.  For entries for next week please call Drew or Jack.

Texel - £140 Old Deanham, £122 Greenchesters

Texel x – £124 Errington Red House, £113 & £97 Ewesley, £92 Greenchesters & Errington Red House, £90 Birtley Old School, The Boat (x2) & Stobby Lea, £89.50 Woodland House, £89 New Meadows, £88.50 Paradise Farm, £88 Birtley Old School Hareshaw Allotment & The Boat

Dutch Texel x - £129 Paxton Dene, £128 & £127 Little Swinburne, £124 Woodhead & Agars Hill, £122 Woodhead, £120 Woodhead & Agars Hill, £119 Woodhead, £117 Little Swinburne & Low Houses, £116 Agars Hill

Suffolk x – £97.50 Huntlaw Cottage, £88 Hareshaw Allotment, £86 Howick, £85 Woodland House, £84 Hepple Whitefield, £83 Clarghyll, £81 Hareshaw Allotment, £80 North Hanging Wells & Howick

Charollais x – £74, £71.50 & £71 Monk Farm

Beltex x - £129 Woodland House, £124.50 East Wharmley, £119 & £106 Woodland House, £105 Old Deanham, £100 Holling Hill & East Wharmley, £98 Woodland House, £97 Birchcraig, £96 East Wharmley

Cheviot x - £71 Gairshield

Mule – £78 Settlingstones, £75.50 Penpeugh & Woodhall, £73 Felton Demesne, £70.50 Ottercops, £67.50 Paradise Farm & Low Acton, £67 Edges Green, £66 Intake Farm

Blackface – £72.50 The Brigg, £70.50 Quickening Cote, £62.50 Featherwood, £61 Gleedlee, £59.50 Brieredge, £59 Featherwood

Swaledale - £55 Stobby Lea, £49 Ouston & Stobby Lea, £44 Grange Farm & Stobby Lea

Herdwick - £46 Gairshield

"Tow Law" Mule Gimmer Lambs | Thursday 24th September 2020

Mule Gimmer Lambs Ex Swaledale

On Thursday 24th September Hexham Auction Mart held their Annual Sale of The Traditional “Tow Law” Gimmer Lambs on behalf of  the Weardale Branch of NEMSA with a catalogue of 4905

The sale was once again kindly sponsored by Baldwins Accountants, Barclays Bank and Peter Monkhouse.

The judging for 2020 was in the capable hands of John Ackerley, Milton Mains who had 12 outstanding pens to pick from,

After much deliberation and due consideration to all pens, John awarded the GW Robinson Rosebowl and NEMSA Rossette, for the third year, to a super pen of ten lambs from John, Steven and Andrew Reed, Lands Farm which later sold at £280 to RW Kirby & Son, Northallerton.

Reserve Champion went to R&MJ Lee, Harwood Shield and sold at £165 also to RW Kirby & Son.

The best runs of 100 lambs or more were judged by John Bell, Frosterley and Peter Lee, Morley Hill.  They awarded the William Reed Trophy for the second year to the Scott Family, Low Leam, West Woodburn.

A great Show of lambs forward.  A good ring of regular local and distant buyers and also new faces to this sale.  This resulted in a buoyant trade from start to finish with the smaller running lambs in particular in strong demand.  The sale average was up £24.56 on 2019

Prize Show

Pens of Ten

First Prize               Lands Farm – M/s Reed

Second Prize         Harwood Shield – M/s Lee

Third Prize             Ambling Gate – M/s Collingwood

Fourth Prize           Allenshields – M/s Ridley

Runs of 100 or More

First Prize               Low Leam

Second Prize         Harwood Shield

Third Prize             High Edges Green

£280 Lands Farm, £180 Redburn, £170 Agars Hill, £165 Harwood Shield & Lands Farm, £155 Lands Farm, £152 & £148 Low Leam, £142 Ambling Gate, Harwood Shield & Lands Farm, £140 High Edges Green & Allenshields, £138 Harwood Shield & Agars Hill (x2), £136 West Greenridge, £132 Lands Farm, £130 Harwood Shield & Redburn, £128 High Edges Green, Low Leam & West Biggens, £126 Lands Farm, £125 High Edges Green, Stewartshields Meadows, Low Leam & Ambling Gate, £122 West Biggens, Lands Farm (x2), Wolsingham Park (x2) & Redburn, £120High Edges Green, Low Leam (x2), Ambling Gate, Allenshields, Lands Farm (x2) & Agars Hill, £119 Redburn, £118 High Edges Green, Beacon Rigg & Redburn, £116 Rosehill, West Greenridge, West Biggens & Agars Hill, £115 Rosehill, Low Leam & Agars Hill, £114 Low Leam & Harwood Shield, £113 Redburn, £112 Spittalshield, Ambling Gate, Beacon Rigg, West Biggens, Harwood Shield & Wolsingham Park, £111 Harwood Shield, £110 Ouston, Beacon Rigg, Allotment & Lands Farm, £109 Allotment, £108 Ambling Gate, Softley, Allotment, Lands Farm & Redburn (x20, £107 High Edges Green, Low Leam, West Greenridge & Lands Farm, £106 High Edges Green, Stewartshields Meadows, Low Leam, Allenshields (x3), Allotment & Lands Farm (x2)

Leading Averages

VENDOR

No Sold

Average

Lands Farm

465

118.47

Agars Hill

160

117.29

Low Leam

385

115.51

Harwood Shield

228

114.55

High Edges Green/Woodhall

393

107.40

West Greenridge

150

106.26

Rose Hill

59

106.17

Redburn

364

105.70

Allenshields

273

104.36

Stewartshield Meadow

128

104.19

West Biggens

239

103.89

Ambling Gate

257

103.87

Spittalshield

152

102.11

Softley

40

101.70

Wolsingham Park

254

100.56

Ouston

95

100.05

Allotment

267

96.66

Beacon Rigg

302

95.46

East Plenmeller

160

90.22

 

Breeding Sheep | Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Texel Rams

A tremendous show of Texel Rams forward with the sale attended by a terrific company of buyers from all over the North of England.  Trade for especially the better rams was good all day with a number of very impressive averages and an increase on the year of £106.

Leading Averages

Lands                    1381.81       11 sold

Cornhills               1000.00       18 sold

Townfoot               941.66        12 sold

Brinkburn

Newhouses           921.88        16 sold

Haggate               850.00         6 sold

Lough Green         826.92        13 sold

Quarry House        807.50          8 sold

Woodhead           800.00          2 sold

Butterknowes        753.33        15 sold

Harbottle Grange 736.36        11 sold

Edlingham

Demesne              725.00         8 sold

West Nubbock      687.50          8 sold

Shearlings - £3200 & £3100 Lands Farm, £2500 Cornhills, £2300 & £1600 Lands Farm, £1500 Well House & Lough Green, £1400 Quarry House, £1300 Brinkburn Newhouses & Townfoot, £1250 Brinkburn Newhouses, £1200 Cornhills & Lough Green, £1150 Flotterton Cottage & Edlingham Demesne, £1100 Townfoot (x3), West Nubbock, Harbottle Grange (x2) & Juries House, £1050 Haggate (x2), £1000 Cornhills, Brinkburn Newhouses (x3), Townfoot (x3), West Nubbock, Burradon Windyside, Lough Green & Edlingham Demesne, £950 Cornhills (x6), Brinkburn Newhouses (x4), Butterknowes (x2), West Nubbock & Castle Dene, £900 Cornhills (x2), Woodhead, Townfoot, Haggate, Harbottle Grange (x3), Lough Green & Quarry House (x2), £850 Cornhills (x4), Well House, Brinkburn Newhouses (x2), Lands Farm, Butterknowes (x2), Juries House, Middle Dukesfield & West Hills (x2), £820 Well House & West Heddon

2 shear - £580 Elilaw

Lambs - £300 Shaw Wood

Pedigree Beltex

A small entry of Pure MV Beltex tups that sold well for the entry forward selling to 900gns for a tup from M/s AJ&T Snaith, Great Tosson.

Shearlings – 900gns & £750gns (x2)

Beltex – Non MV Accredited

A good show of tups in this section sold tremendously well selling to £1300 from M/s WS Robson, Yatesfield with the same home selling another tup to £1200.  Adam Steele, Steeley Farm brought his usual powerful entry selling to £950

£1300 & £1200 Yatesfield, £950 Steeley Farm & Yatesfield, £880 Needless Hall, £850 Steeley Farm, £820 Needless Hall, £750 Steeley Farm, £650 Needless Hall, £580 Steeley Hall

Suffolk Rams

A large show of Suffolk Shearlings and Ram Lambs met strong demand for good skinned and carcased types.  Topping the sale was a tremendous long tup from Mr A Lee, Goatstones selling to £1350 heading up to regular buyers M/s JN Brown & Son, East White Hill.

A naturally done run of tups from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold to a top of £1250.  Suffolk lambs sold to £500 from M/s G&FJ Soulsby, Williamsgill.

Overall average up £45 on the year.

Shearlings - £1350 Goatstones, £1250, £1020 & £950 Flotterton, £900 Goatstones, £880 Black Heddon, £850 Edlingham Newtown, £850 Goatstones, Black Heddon & High Dalton, £820 Black Heddon, £800 Flotterton, Goatstones (x2) & The Bellion, £750 Goatstones (x2) & Black Heddon (x2), £720 Lilburn Estate, £700 West Wharmley, Goatstones (x2), Black Heddon (x2), Brinkburn Newhouses & High Dalton

Ram Lambs - £500, £480 & £400 Williamsgill, £350 (x2) Salmonfield

Leicester Rams

Smaller show of Bluefaced Leicester Shearlings sold to stronger demand.  Topping the sale was a traditional shearling from regular local vendor M/s TL Forster & Son, Lowes Fell at £800

Shearlings - £800 & £700 Lowes Fell, £620 Hexhamshire, £580 & £520 Lowes Fell, £450 Lowes Fell & Hexhamshire, £420 Lowes Fell

MV Texel, Charollais & Cross Bred Tups

A new section this year for our sale with a wide selection of tups to cheese from.  With trade being selective, the better end of the sheep sold very well with a fantastic two shear sheep from Mr N Harvey, Blackadder Mains, Duns realising £1300.  Ram lambs from M/s D&S MacPherson, Castlehills Farm Berwick saw a complete clearance and sold to £380 and averaged £300

Charollais Shearlings sold to £650 from M/s Wales, Thackwood Farm.

Texel  MV Accredited

Shearlings - £800 & £750 Blackadder Mains, £700 Cracrop, £680 Bowsden Moor, £650 Cracrop, £600 Blackadder Mains (x2), £580 Howgillside

2 shear - £1300 Blackadder Mains, £620 Shepherds Cottage

Lambs - £380, £350, £320 & £300 Castlehills

Charollais

Shearlings - £650, £580 & £550 Thackwood

Non MV Accredited Cross Bred Tups

Credit must go to our vendors for exhibiting a fantastic run of tups this year with records broken in the ring not once, not twice but three times!

Topping this section was a tremendous Shearling Dutch Texel from the renowned Storey Family, Haltwhistle selling to £3500 to the Emmersons of Haggate.

The Storey’s were in the money again with a bare shearling selling for £2100 to M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill, Whitfield.  The Storey’s run of tups went on to average £1766!.  Well done lads.

M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne brought a fantastic entry of Beltex x Dutch Texel Shearlings this year that went on to sell extremely well and topped at £1800 and also sold to £1300.

First time vendor, Ben Cowton, sold a bare and powerful sheep for £1100

Another first time vendor at this sale, due to no Kelso this year, was Derek & Vincent Milburn from Holling Hill with their Charollais x Beltex shearlings that sold exceptional well and sold twice to £1000 with the run of 16 tups going on to average £770.  Well done gentlemen.

Suffolk x bred tups were easily cashed again this year selling to £900 from M/s J Leiper & Sons, Black Heddon.

M/s J&E Campbell, Rosebrough sold tups to £750.  Mr CS Whitfield, High Castle Dene brought their usual run of powerful three quarter Texel tups which sold well considering being last in and sold to £850 twice.

Texel Crosses

Shearlings - 850 (x2), £800, £750 (x2), £720 & £700 (x2) High Castle Dene

Bleu D’Maine

Shearlings - £800, £750 & £650 Lough Green

Dutch Texel

Shearlings - £3500, £2100, £1800 & £1400 Woodhead, £1300 Burntongues, £1000 Woodhead, £800 Ryal West Side & Woodhead, £750 Quarry House

Charollais Crosses

Shearlings - £1000 (x2), £950, £900 (x2), £850, £820, £800 & £750 Holling Hill

Beltex Crosses

£1800 & £1300 Little Swinburne, £1100 Little Swinburne & Low West House, £1000 Cracrop & Little Swinburne, £950 Rosebrough & Little Swinburne, £900 Cracrop & Little Swinburne, £850 Little Swinburne (x2) & Low West House, £750 Cracrop & Little Swinburne, £700 Rosebrough, Cracrop & Little Swinburne

Suffolk Crosses

£900 Black Heddon, £750 Rosebrough, £700 Black Heddon, £650 Rosebrough, £600 (x2) Black Heddon

Suffolk Females

Hexham and Northern Marts were favoured with the Part Dispersal of the renowned Goatstones Suffolk Flock on behalf of Mr A lee, who earlier on averaged £820 for their 10 Suffolk Shearling Rams.

Topping the sale was a two crop ewe selling to £650 and heading up the A1 to another well known tup breeder.  The 1 crop ewes topped at £550 and £500 twice

Gimmers - £400 & £380 Goatstones

1 crop ewes - £550, £500 (x2), £350 & £300 Goatstones

2crop ewes - £650 & £450 Goatstones

3 crop ewes - £240 Goatstones

Suffolk Ewe Lambs

A small offering of Suffolk Ewe Lambs sold to £190 for a pen of two from Katie Stobbs, High Dalton

£190, £180 & £160 High Dalton

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 23rd September 2020

In line with other centres and lambs carrying a lot of rain water, trade was easier on the week. Peaking at £104 for Texel x lambs from Jonta Walton, Grangemoor and Messrs Anderson, Horncastle.

Cast sheep noticeably sharper and more required to meet demand.

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A good entry of clean cattle with half the entry being Angus x heifers which sold well throughout to average 214.6ppk.  Charolais heifers from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold to 233.5ppk and grossed £1424.35

Charolais Heifers – £1424.35, £1413.89, £1360.47 & £1335 Flotterton

233.5p, 225.5p, 224.5p & 222.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1405.05 & £1364.18 Flotterton, £1308.22 West Shields, £1240.44 & £1137.10 Flotterton

Simmental heifers - £1037.34 & 169.5p Stoop Rigg

Cast Cows & OTM

A moderate show of cows this week with plenty of lean, older models on offer.  Trade still maintained previous weeks’ rates and easy to sell.  A nice British Blue x cow from M/s J lee & Sons, Agars Hill sold to 176.5ppk.

Limousin – £1123.50 Greyside, £993.02 Stoop Rigg

160.5p Greyside, 143.5p Stoop Rigg

Limousin Bull - £841.35 & 118.5p Agars Hill

Angus -£820.99 West Shields

British Blue – £1256.68 Agars Hill, £1221.77 Cowburn Rigg, £1087.31 Morley Hill, £969.22 Agars Hill

176.5p Agars Hill, 159.5p Cowburn Rigg, 158.5p Morley Hill, 150.5p Agars Hill

Simmental - £993.02 & £861.30 Stoop Rigg

143.5p & 131.5p Stoop Rigg

Saler - £905.60 & 141.5p West Shields

Hereford - £928.39 & 131.5p Stoop Rigg

Belted Galloway - £591.48 & 139.5p Low Eals

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A much smaller show of lambs forward this week as a result of six day standstills from last weeks’ breeding sheep sales.

All classes good to sell with a 12p lift in the average to an sqq of 221.8p

Top price was foe an exceptional Beltex cross lamb from The Hope realising £128 and 304.8p

With standstills still likely to affect next week early entries invited.  Brian 07801862792

Texel x – £118 Dotland Park, £116 The Hope, £112 Dotland Park, £110 The Hope, £109 Watch Currock (x2), £108 & £107 (x2) The Hope, £106 The Hope & Warksfield Head, £104 Dotland Park & Middle Heads, £103.50 Tenter House & Linacres, £103 Dotland Park, Buckshot, East Uppertown & Linacres, £102 The Hope, Tenter House, Ridley Stokoe, Colepike & Linacres (x2), £101 Fell Lane & Linacres, £100 East Matfen, Watch Currock, Warksfield Head & Palm Strothers (x2), £99.50 Low Ardley & Watch Currock, £99 East Butsfield, Fell Lane, Woodcroft & Linacres, £98.50 Low Ardley, Hedley Park, Aydonshields & Middle Heads, £98 Low Ardley, Tenter House, Buckshot & Colepike, £97.50 Hedley Park & Watch Currock, £97 Hedley Park, Tenter House, Woodcroft, Fairspring & West Shields, £96 Hedley Park, North Cocklake, Ridley Stokoe (x2), Warksfield Head & Linacres

276.2p The Hope, 268.2p & 266.7p Dotland Park, 263.4p The Hope, 259*.5p Watch Currock, 255.8p, 252.4p & 248.8p The Hope, 247.5p Fell Lane, 245.2p East Uppertown & Dotland Park, 242.9p Ridley Stokoe, 240.9p Warksfield Head, 240.5p Fell Lane, 238.1p East Matfen & Palm Strothers, 237.2p Linacres, 237p Watch Currock, 236.4p Middle Heads, 234.9p Linacres, 234.2p North Cocklake, 234.1p Linacres, 233.3p Low Ardley & Dotland Park, 231p Woodcroft, 228.6p Ridley Stokoe (x2), 227.4p China Hall, 226.7p The Hope, 226.2p North Cocklake, 225.6p Fairspring, 225p Linacres, 223.2p China Hall, 222.7p Tenter House, 222.6p Broomhall, 222.1p Flotterton, 216.5p Hedley Park

Dutch Texel x - £109, £103 & £100 High Town

282.5p, 243.9p & 219.2p High Town

Suffolk x – £102.50 Lunns House, £99.50 East Butsfield & Lunns House, £99 Flotterton, £97.50 Sillywrea, £97 East Butsfield, £94 Lunns House, £93.50 Sillywrea & Middle Heads, £93 Broomhall, £91.50 Ridley Stokoe, £91 Ridley Stokoe & Middle Heads, £89 Bingfield & Lunns House

212.8p Ridley Stokoe, 212.5p Sillywrea, 207.3p & 205p, 204.8p Bingfield, 203.5p Lunns House, 203.3p Middle Heads, 202.3p Lunns House, 202p Flotterton, 200p Lunns House, 199p Sillywrea, 198p East Butsfield, 197.8p Bingfield, 193.6p Middle Heads & Ridley Stokoe, 191.4p East Butsfield

Beltex x – £128 & £119 The Hope, £114 Watch Currock, £112 Fell Lane

304.8p & 297.5p The Hope, 287.2p Fell Lane, 242.6p Watch Currock

Charollais x – £94.50 & £94 Colepike

213.6p & 205.4p Colepike

Bleu D’Maine - £102 & 213.8p Sillywrea

Cheviot x- £89.50 & 203.4p Flotterton

Mule – £98.50 Broomhall, £97 Tenter House, £92.50 High Town, £88.50 Flotterton, £85 Bulls Hill

201.1p High Town, 198p Tenter House, 197p Broomhall, 196.7p Flotterton, 190.5p Hawksteel, 189.5p Bulls Hill

Blackface - £78.50 & 196.3p Embley

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 18th September 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their busiest sale day of the year to date and offered a tremendous catalogue of livestock for sale which included 398 store cattle, 125 head of beef breeding cattle, 2759 North of England Mule, Continental & Blackface ewe lambs, 729 Cast sheep and a great entry on 4240 Store lambs. 

With both buyers and sellers observing the strict Covid-19 guidelines as stipulated by the auctioneers all classes enjoyed a great days trading with levels continuing at those seen recently.  A mixed catalogue of store cattle met with a straight trade throughout with perhaps fewer buyers at ringside due to tillage work taking precedence during a fine spell of weather.

Store cattle peaked at £1320 for a pair of hefty Angus bullocks from John Baty, Catreen, Wark with heifers peaking at £1245 for an upstanding Limousin cross lady from Macolm Smith, Branton Middle Steads, North Northumberland.

The mid-aged range of cattle toped at £1240 for a square Limmy bullock from Martin White, Steel Hall, Slaley with another at £1230 from Robin MacDonald; another North Northumberland vendor who made the trip to Hexham from Low Middleton, Belford.  Messrs Ballantyne, Cowburnrigg, Hadrians Wall brought a great run forward to peak at £1220 for well-bred steers and £1200 for heifer sisters to cap a good days trading.

The youngest class of cattle looked a nice trade throughout and topped at £970 for a smart heifer from Derek Fairless, Piatroon, Allendale with steers coming a rare second on the day at £945 for a cracking pair of Limmy steer calves from John Gilhespy, Tedcastle.

Enquiry is sure to increase as we head into the traditional ‘back-end’ cattle show-sales here at Hexham with entries invited for the first which will be the annual special prize show and sale for native breed cattle next Friday the 25th September.  Please contact our auctioneers to discuss which sale would provide optimum return for your cattle during these special autumn sales at Hexham.

Leading Prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1150 & £1140 Brackenthwaite, £1090 Low Staples, £1010 Brackenthwaite

Angus x steers – £1190 Brackenthwaite

Galloway x steers – £1100 Whitelees

Limousin x heifers - £980 Collierley

British Blue x heifers – £1010 Whitelees, £940 East Newham

Angus x heifers – £1240 Catreen, £1235 & £1200 Bankfoot, £1180 & £1080 Delight Farm, £1000 Bankfoot

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – 1190 Whitelees & Low Middleton, £1160 Whitelees, £1155 Ouston & Steel Hall, £1080 Ouston, £1070 Collierley, £1050 Lee Hall, £1040 The Tofts, £1010 Brackenthwaite, £990 Hopefoot, £970 Ouston, £960 Hopefoot, £955 Collierley

Charolais x steers – £1220, £1200 & £1140 Springwell, £1130 Harewalls & Colwell Hill, £1120 Springwell, £1110 Colwell Hill, £1050 Springwell, £980 Colwell Hill, £930 Low Staples

Angus x steers – £1320 Catreen, £1200, £1160, £1150 & £1125 Springwell, £1090 Brackenthwaite, £1030 & £1000 Springwell, £900 Bankfoot

Simmental x steers – £1110 Low Three Mark

Limousin x heifers - £1245 Branton Middle Steads, £1180 Lunns House, £1170 Stoneygate, £1160 Lunns House & West Nubbock, £1150 West Nubbock, £1090 Lunns House (x2) & Low Middleton, £1085 West Kirkheaton, £1080 Stoneygate & Lunns House, £1070 Lunns House, £1060 Low Middleton, £1055 Branton Middle Steads, £1050 & £1000 West Nubbock, £990 Low Middleton, £980 Collierley, £955 Lee Hall, £950 Low Middleton, £930 East Newham (x2) & Lee Hall, £920 Low Staples Branton Middle Steads, £905 Collierley

Charolais x heifers – £1150 Gallowhill, £1055 Branton Middle Steads, £935 Harewalls, £930 Gallowhill

Angus x heifers – £1070 Low Middleton, £1000 Catreen

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1240 Steel Hall, £1230 Low Middleton, £1220 Cowburn Rigg, £1180 & £1170 Low Middleton, £1110 Cowburn Rigg, £1100 Low Middleton, £1080 Low Three Mark, £1070 West Nubbock, £1055 & £1045 Steel Hall, £1035 Lee Hall, £1020 West Nubbock (x2) & The Tofts, £1010 Branton East Side, £1005 Lee Hall, £1000 Ouston, Branton East Side (x2) & Kirkley Hall, £995 Branton East Side & Beacon Rigg, £990 Low Staples, £985 Lee Hall, £980 Ouston & Piatroon, £970 West Nubbock & Branton East Side, £965 Lee Hall, £960 Beacon Rigg, £955, £945, £940 & £915 Lee Hall, £895 Linshiels, £895 Linshiels, £895 & Longlea Netherwitton, £885 Lee Hall

Charolais x steers – £1145 & £1130 West Nubbock, £995 Colwell Hill, £970 & £960 West Nubbock, £930 Low Staples

British Blue x steers – £1075 West Nubbock

Angus x steers – £995 Kirkley Hall

Simmental x steers – £1100 & £1060 Low Three Mark

Dairy Shorthorn steers – £800 West Nubbock

Limousin x heifers - £1200 Cowburn Rigg, £1140 Branton East Side, £1120 Cowburn Rigg, £1045 & £1030 Branton East Side, £1020 West Nubbock, £1010 Branton Middlesteads, £1000 Tone Hall & Tedcastle, £990 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £975 Piatroon, £960 East Newham, £960 Tone Hall, £955 Branton East Side, £945 Dyke Nook, Lee Hall & Nilston Rigg, £940 West Nubbock, Piatroon & Lee Hall, £935 West Nubbock, £930 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £925 & £915 Piatroon, £910 Linshiels & Lee Hall, £900 Nilston Rigg & Lee Hall, £890 West Nubbock, £885 Lee Hall, £880 Cowburn Rigg, Whiteside Haltwhistle & Nilston Rigg

Charolais x heifers – £1130 Gallowhill, £1110 Tone Hall, £1100 & £1040 Gallowhill, £1025 West Nubbock, £1010 Gallowhill, £1000 Collierley, Gallowhill, Tone Hall (x2) & West Nubbock, £995 Gallowhill, £990 Tone Hall & West Nubbock, £965, £960 & £940 West Nubbock, £935 Gallowhill, £900 Gallowhill & West Nubbock

British Blue x heifers – £990, £965, £930 & £855 Hallington High Farm

Angus x heifers – £905, £900 & £860 Hallington High Farm

Simmental x heifers – £990 Low Three Mark

Longhorn Heifers - £865 & £845 Butterknowes

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £945 & £940 Tedcastle, £880 Piatroon

Charolais x steers – £890 & £880 Cooper House

Limousin x heifers - £970 Piatroon

Charolais x heifers – £895 Cooper House

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of Cast Ewes and Rams which consisted of mainly smaller hill ewes.

Topping the sale was a pen of Beltex x ewes from M/s Beveridge, Low West House at £109

Feeding types once again sold well with thirteen buyers ringside.

For entries, enquiries please contact Jack 07739440457

Texel x –£100 East House, £99 Woodlands, £95 East House, £93 Barrasford Mill, £92 Stobby Lea, £91 East Butsfield, £90 Carrycoats & Moorlaws, £89 Cockhall, £88 Moorgair & Low West House

Suffolk x – £104 High Alderheads, £86 High Alderheads

Beltex x - £106 Low West House

Cheviot – £69 Steel Hall

Cheviot Mule – £91 East House

Mule – £78 East Butsfield, £76 Moorgair & Blue Gables, £73 High Alderheads

Blackface – £51 Davyshiel, £47 White House Birtley

Swaledale – £56 Woodhall

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 4240 store lambs.  An improved show of lambs this week and more new buyers ringside, from Lincolnshire and Herefordshire, ensuring a fast trade throughout.

Included in this weeks’ sale was a Pure Texel Ewe lamb that was very kindly donated by the Beveridge Family, Low West House, Tow Law with the money being given to the Durham Hospital Cancer Unit.  The lamb was bought finally by Mr Andrew Towers, Davison Avenue, Felton at £350.  Thank you to both parties for helping such a worthy cause.

In the run of store lambs was a number of stylish ewe lambs forward.  Topping at £165 for a Beltex from M/s D&M Flatman, Stobby Lea.

In the conventional lambs, Beltex and Dutch Texel lambs were in great demand with many of the top end selling between £110 and £120.

Suffolk x lambs sold to £95 from M/s J&SM Ivinson, Cooper House.

Four hundred Mule lambs sold well again to average £67.

More Hill Lambs about this week with Blackface lambs selling well again at Hexham, peaking at £82 from M/s A&IY Beattie, Armstrong Arms.  A cracking pen of 60 lambs from M/s Featherwood Partners, Featherwood sold to £73

Next week is the Annual Hill Lamb Show and Sale.  For entries please call Drew on 07854361967 or Jack on 07739440457 or the Office on 01434 605444 by 11am on Monday for cataloguing.

Texel x – £152 Fell Lane, £114 Butterknowes, £108 Butterknowes & Armonside, £106 Butterknowes & Red House, £103.50 Willimoteswick, £102 Butterknowes, £101 Ridley Stokoe, £100 Butterknowes, £99 Hetherington & Barrasford Mill, £97 East House, £96.50 Causey View, £96 Willimoteswick, £95 Cooper House & Hetherington, £94 Stewards House

Dutch Texel x - £144 & £141 Fell Lane, £128, £125 (x2), £123.50 & £122.50 Woodhead, £120.50 High Fell, £120 Willimoteswick, £116 Fell Lane & Low Houses, £115 High Fell, £114 Low Houses, £107 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £95 Cooper House, £92 Lunns House, £89 Bensons Fell, £87.50 Birtley Old School & The Bridges, £85.50 West Link Hall & Moorlaws, £85 Lunns House & Stewards House, £84.50 Broadgates, £84 Howick

Beltex x - £165 Stobby Lea, £160 & £134 Low West House, £127 Middle Horsleyhope, £122 & £121 Low West House, £120 West Moorhouses, Low West House (x3), Middle Horsleyhope & Watch Hill (x2), £119 Middle Horsleyhope, £118.50 Watch Hill, £118 Birchcraig & Watch Hill, £116 Middle Horsleyhope, £115.50 Low West House, £115 Middle Horsleyhope, £114.50 Watch Hill, £114 Low West House, £112 Edges Green, £111 Stobby Lea, £109.50 Watch Hill, £106 Ewesley, £100 Birchcraig & Middle Horsleyhope

Kerry Hill - £57 Woodhall Harbottle

Cheviot x - £67 Woodhall Harbottle, £61.50 Carlcroft, £61 Woodhall Harbottle, £60 Low Struthers

Mule – £80 Settlingstones, £78.50 Stable Yard Cottage, £77 Ottercops, £75 Newbiggin, £72 Low Acton & Closehead, £67.50 East Unthank, £67 Newbiggin & Coatlith, £66.50 Stobby Lea, £66 Buckshot

Blackface – £82 & £75 Armstrong Arms, £73 & £69 Featherwood, £62 Greenleas & Hepple Whitefield, £59 Pottsdurtrees, £58 Hepple Whitefield

Swaledale - £60 Hepple Whitefield

Crossbred – £70 Moorlaws, £64.50 Stewards House

Breeding Sheep | Friday 18th September 2020

Ewe Lambs

Mule Ewe Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held their second sale of the season of 1710 Mule Ewe Lambs from Members of NEMSA and Non Members.

The Prize Show was agin kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank and Border Counties Insurance.

Prior to the sale 14 tremedous pens were presented in front of well known Bluefaced Leicester and Mule breeder, Peter Forster, Lowes Fell who expertly judged and made his awards as follows:-

Best Pen of 10 Ex Blackface

1st Prize        Brownsleazes

2nd Prize       Brownsleazes

3rd Prize       Albierigg

Peter awarded the Champion Pen to 10 outstanding lambs from Robert & John English, Brownsleazes, who received the Arthur Iveson Shield, which later sold at £130 to Wardell, bros, Bugthorpe, York.

Reserve Champion pen also went to Brownsleazes which sold at £125 to CA&JG Skidmore, Needless Hall.

The best run of 60 or more was awarded to the Hope Family, Albierigg who received the Hexham and Northern Marts Shield.

A good ring of buyers, local and distant, in attendance and bid well with the average increasing by £13.20 on the strong average of 2019

Champion Pen – M/s English, Brownsleazes

Reserve Champion Pen – M/s English, Brownsleazes

Best Run of 60 Mule Ewe Lambs – M/s Hope, Albierigg

£165 Carrick, £145 Chirdon, £140 Albierigg, £138 The Steel, £135 Carrick & Chirdon, £132 Cowden Burn, £131 Brownsleazes, £130 Pitland Hills, Camphill, The Steel & Brownsleazes, £128 High Town, Old Police House & Harsondale (x2), £125 Pitland Hills & Brownsleazes, £124 Hole Farm, £122 Chirdon, £120 Penpeugh (x2) & Brownsleazes, £118 The Steel, Brownsleazes & Nilston Rigg, £116 Albierigg, £114 High Town & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £112 Camphill & Chirdon, £110 North Cocklake, High Town, Albierigg & Harsondale, £108 Chirdon & Crindledykes, £106 Hole Farm & Albierigg, £105 Old Police House

Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs

A nice entry of Cheviot Mules sold well and were topped by the show winners, M/s J Stephenson & Son

Best Pen of 10 Cheviot Mule – M/s J Stephenson, West Mill Hills at £137 with their second prize pen of 10 hitting £136

Leading Prices;-

£137 & £136 West Mill Hills, £135, £129 & £126 Flotterton

Continental Ewe Lambs

A small but quality entry of continental cross ewe lambs met a ready demand, peaking at £138 for four super smart Texel cross types from Stuart Charlton, Whiteside with Pure Beltex selling to £132 for M/s Young, Redsteads, Christon Bank and crosses to £125 from Michael Pickworth, Dotland Park.

Leading Prices:-

Texel x Ewe Lambs

£138 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £126 Holly Hill West, £117 East Greenridge, £114 Holly Hill West, £110 East Greenridge (x2) & Whiteside Birtley (x2), £105 Redsteads, £104 Greenchesters, £103 East Greenridge, £102 Whiteside Haltwhistle & Holly Hill West, £100 Whiteside Birtley & Greenchesters

Beltex Ewe Lambs

£132 & £122 Redsteads

Beltex x Ewe Lambs

£125 Dotland Park, £122 Redsteads, £118 & £115 Dotland Park

Cheviot x Lleyn Ewe Lambs

£105 & £100 The Deans

Blackface Ewe Lambs

A mixed show of Blackface lambs were in less demand than the first sale but vendors were content with their returning.

£80 Close A Burn, Embley & Townfoot, £79 & £78 Whitchester, £74 Embley, £70 Whitchester, £66 Burdonside, Townfoot & Hepple Whitefield, £65 The Crew & Hepple Whitefield

Breeding Cattle | Friday 18th September 2020

 Breeding Cattle

Heifers & 2nd Calvers with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £1450 Fairspring

Angus - £2400 Mirlaw House, £1500 Amerside Law (x3)

Cows with Calves at Foot

Angus – £1500 Amerside Law

Herd Dispersals

A useful catalogue of breeding cattle was also offered for sale which included two important herd dispersals. The first on behalf of Messrs J Lee & Sons (Morley Hill) who dispersed their ‘Goatstones’ herd of home-bred Simmental and Continental cross suckler cows with outstanding Spring born calves at foot by Limousin and British Blue sires. 

A good ringside of buyers assembled to show Messrs Lee support in recognition of their lengthy career producing store cattle of the highest quality which the auctioneers are delighted to have sold at Hexham for many decades.  As such a great trade was to follow for some outstanding outfits which peaked at £2700 for a 2017 born home-bred British Blue cross cow with a smart Limousin cross steer calf at foot with three others at £2600 including a big, long Simmental cross cow, 2015 born with a tremendous Blue cross heifer calf at foot.  A 2018 born incalf heifer topped at £1880 and a shapely Blue cross bulling heifer peaked at £1400 to complete a great days trading for Messrs Lee who averaged a mighty £1795 for 84 outfits sold on the day.

Leading Prices

Dispersal of The “Goatstones” herd – M/s Lee, Morley Hill

Cows with calves at foot

Limousin - £2050 (Birth Year of Cow 2012 Sex of Calf F), £1950 (2017 F), £1950 (2009 M), £1950 (2009 M), £1900 (2013 F), £1900 (2011 M), £1850 (2012 F), £1850 (2010 F), £1850 (2011 F), £1800 (2013 F), £1800 (2014 F), £1750 (2007 M), £1700 (2011 F), £1700 (2007 M), £1700 (2010 M), £1700 (2012 F), £1700 (2009 M), £1700 (2010 F)

British Blue -£2700 (2017 M), £2600 (2017 M), £2600 (2016 F), £2500 (2017 F), £2050 (2014 M), £2000 (2015 M), £2000 (2014 M), £1950 (2013 M), £1950 (2012 F), £1780 (2010 F),£1700 (2008 F)

Simmental - £2600 (2015 F), £2400 (2015 M), £2400 (2017 M), £2350 (2016 F), £2350 (2016 M), £2300 (2016 M), £2250 (2016 F), £2100 (2017 F), £2050 (2015 M), £2000 (2017 F), £1950 (2016 M), £1950 (2018 M), £1900 (2012 M)

In Calf Cows

Limousin - £1300

Simmental - £1160

In Calf Heifers

Limousin - £1850 (x2), £1700 (x2) & £1100

British Blue - £1880, £1650 (x3) & £1350

Simmental - £1550 & £1500

Bulling Heifers

British Blue - £1400 & £1300

Stock Bull

Limousin – 3500gns (five and a half years by Netherhall Goliath)

Dispersal on behalf of M/s Danson, Boundary House

The second dispersal was that on behalf of Messrs W & T Danson & Son, Boundary House, Pilling, Lancashire who placed a great deal of faith in the team here at Hexham sending a small but quality herd of British Blue cross spring calving suckler cows due to a good Hereford Bull from March onwards.  The leap of faith was well rewarded and saw the incalf cows peak at £1800 and a 2015 born cow with a strong and smart Hereford cross steer calf at foot level at £2500 to average £1651 throughout.

Leading prices;

In Calf Cows

British Blue - £1800, £1720 (x2), £1700 (x2), £1680, £1600, £1500 & £1400

Cows with calves at foot

British Blue - £2500 (Birth Year of Cow 2015 Sex of Calf M), £2100 (2016 M)

Breeding Sheep | Wednesday 16th September 2020

Breeding Sheep

Mule Gimmers

Hexham and Northern Marts held their Annual Prize Show and Sale of Mule Shearlings with an entry of 2424 head.

The Prize Show was expertly judged by William Fawcett, Sleightholm Farm Partners, Kirby Moorside who had 17 tremendous pens in front of him from noted consignors.

William gave every pen due consideration and eventually awarded the Champion Pen to Messrs RW & K Telford, Branton Eastside for the third year in succession.

This pen of ten bred from the Blackface Ewe were brought out to perfection by Shepherd, Jim Elliott, and later sold at £200 to M/s A&D Proctor, Swarland Old Hall.

The Reserve Champion pen was awarded to Stuart Herdman, Whitechapel, also for a pen of 10 out of the Blackface Ewe selling at £182 to John Midgley, Kirbyunderdale.

A good ring of purchasers was present, abiding by Covid 19 regulations.  Trade for strong, quality sheep was buoyant with others harder to sell but still selling at an increase on the year.

The average was up by £13.20 on the high average of last year.

10 Mule Gimmers

Ex Blackface NRL

1st Prize        Branton Eastside

2nd Prize       Whitechapel

10 Mule Gimmers

Ex Blackface RL

1st Prize        Rennington South

2nd Prize       Rennington South

10 Mule Gimmer

Ex Swaledale NRL

1st Prize        Coatyards

2nd Prize       Light Birks

Champion Pen

M/s Telford, Branton Eastside

Reserve Champion Pen

M/s Herdman, Whitechapel

£200 Branton East Side, Rennington South (x2) & Lowes Fell, £195 Branton East Side (x2) & Edlingham Newtown (x2), £190 Rennington South, £188 Edlingham Demesne, £185 Branton East Side, Rennington South (x2), Quarry House & Coatyards, £180 Edlingham Newtown (x2), Branton East Side, Quarry House, Tenter House, Townshields & Coatyards, £175 Thornton Tower, Rennington South, Edlingham Newtown, Tenter House & Claywalls, £170 Thornton Tower, Rennington South, Newbiggin & Stotsfold, £168 Highshaw, Croft Cottage, Lowes Fell & Coatyards, £165 Light Birks (x3), Whitechapel, Thornton Tower (x2), Ouston, Claywalls (x3) & Avenue Farm, £162 Light Birks, Croft Cottage, Camphill, West Lands End, Claywalls, Hepple Hill & Nilston Rigg, £160 Thornton Tower, Tenter House, Townshields, Lowes Fell (x2) & Coatyards, £158 Tenter House, £155 Broomhill, Light Birks, Rennington South (x3), Croft Cottage, Newbiggin (x5), Tenter House (x2), Avenue Farm, Nilston Rigg, Stotsfold & Greystone House

Cheviot Mule Gimmers

A small but powerful entry of Cheviot Mule Gimmers sold extremely well and many more could have been sold to vendors’ advantage.

Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold a pen of 21 for £200 whilst M/s J Stephenson & Son, West Mill Hills sold Gimmers to £190 & £185

£200 Flotterton, £190 & £185 West Mill Hills

Suffolk & Suffolk x Gimmers

A very nice show of Suffolk x gimmers this year which were easily cashed and sold to £178 and £175 for pens from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

£178, £175 & £170 Flotterton, £168 Halton Red House & Flotterton

Texel, Texel x, Beltex x and other Continental Gimmers

A mixed entry of continental gimmers this year but vendors that presented their first draw gimmers reaped the benefits with the better end selling extremely well with Beltex x gimmers from M/s JC&C MacDonald, Light Birks selling to £245 and £210

A pen of homebred, first cross Texels from M/s J Carr & Co, Camp Hill sold fantastically well to £220.  Whilst making the journey from Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Mr SJ Crozier, Raggetsyke sold strong gimmers to £205

Texel Gimmers

£210 West Wharmley, £200 Townfoot & West Wharmley, £195 North Sharperton, £190 Townfoot, £185 North Sharperton

Texel x Gimmers

£220 Camphill, £205 Light Birks, £ & Raggetsyke, £200 Light Birks, £190 Halton Red House, £188 Newbiggin, £185 Lough Green, £184 Newbiggin, £182 Thornton Tower & Newbiggin, £180 Thornton Tower, Newbiggin (x3), £180 Claywalls, £175 Light Birks, Lough Green & Claywalls, £172 Halton Red House, Tenter House (x2) & Holly Hill West, £170 Stotsfold & Lough Green

Beltex x Gimmers

£245 & £210 Light Birks, £180 Lough Green & Light Birks

Mule Ewes

1 crop - £92 Cartington Farm

2 crop - £90 Hepple Whitefield

3 crop - £96 Hepple Whitefield

4 crop - £76 Halton Red House

Other Ewes

Texel x

1 crop - £116 Hepple Whitefield

2&3 crop - £96 Hepple Whitefield

4 crop - £84 Hepple Whitefield

Suffolk x

1&2 crop - £120 Hepple Whitefield

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 16th September 2020

Scots Gap mart sold 552 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale with entries down on the week due to standstills and land work taking precedence at this busy time of year. A good show of well fleshed lambs sold well on the week and dearer than some centres. Trade peaked at £104 (twice) for heavyweight texel and Suffolk cross lambs  from weekly consignor Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls, Cambo and a huge blackface lamb at the same price from Ruth Mitchelson, Bolam Lake House. A smart pen of 28 beltex crosses hit 222.5ppk from Jim & Helen Gledson, Buteland, Bellingham. A cracking run of mules sold to £98 and 205.7ppk from Messrs Potts, Black Callerton bred on their Doe Hill holding whilst tremendous hexham type blackface lambs sold to £104 and 204.6p from Ruth Mitchelson, Bolam Lake House.

Increased numbers are required to meet buyer demand.

A small but quality show of cast sheep peaked at £130 from Graham Williamson, Longshaws followed at £120 from Adam Thompson, The Fawns, both lots texel crosses.

 

Prime Lambs

Leading Prices

Texel £104 Rugley Walls, £102.50 Old Town, £101.50 Rugley Walls, £101 Demesne & Old Town, £100 Colwell Hill, £99 Black Callerton, £98 Dene House, £97 Colwell Hill & Bolam West Houses, £96 Black Callerton (x2) £95.50 Demesne & Bolam West Houses £94 Bolam West Houses & Black Callerton, £ 93 Bolam West Houses & Black Callerton, £92 Bolam West Houses

 

216.3p & 211.6p Black Callerton, 210.9p Colwell Hill, 210.6p Black Callerton, 209.1p & 208.p Bolam West Houses, 207.6p Demesne, 207.1p Rugley Walls, 206.7p & 206.5p, 206.4p Bolam West Houses, 205p Old Town, 204.4p Bolam West Houses & Black Callerton, 202p Old Town, 200p Black Callerton (x2)

 

Beltex x £100 Buteland (x2) & £99.50, £91, £90 (x2), £89, £85 & £78 Buteland

222.5p, 217.4p, 211.6p, 209.3p, 207.3p, 204.1p, 203.1p 200p  Buteland

 

Suffolk x £104, £101 Rugley Walls £100 Colwell Hill, £98 Rugley Walls, £95 Colwell Hill & Dene House £91.50 Dene House

211.1p Colwell Hill, 208.0p Rugley Walls, 206.5p & 203.3p Dene House, 200p Colwell Hill & Rugley Walls

 

Mule £98 Black Callerton , £94.50 Rugley Walls

205.7p & 204.2p Black Callerton

 

Blackface £104 & £90 Bolam Lake House

204.6p & 184.2p Bolam Lake House

 

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel Ram £80 Dene House

 

Texel x Ewes £130 Longshaws, £120, £114, £108 The Fawns, £100 Cornhills, £92 The Fawns, £91 & £90  Longshaws, £89 The Fawns & Cornhills

 

Mules  £77 Longshaws

 

Cheviot Mules  £80 Cornhills

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 15th September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A nice entry of four clean heifers from M/s A Hall & Sons, Barker House, Hexham selling to 241.5ppk for an outstanding Angus x heifer.

Charolais Heifers – £1390.63, £1354.30 & £1342.58 Barker House

233.5p, 229.5p & 222.5p Barker House

Angus Heifers - £1412.78 & 241.5p Barker House

Cast Cows & OTM

A nice show of cows this week with new faces taking advantage of the Hexham Cast Ring.  Trade would be slightly dearer on the week especially for bigger framed cows.

M/s Airey Bros, Brownchesters sold a large Angus x cow to gross n£1286.78.  The same vendor topped the p/kg selling British Blue cows to 168.5ppk.

Limousin – £1035.15 & £1034.71 Brownchesters

164.5p & 154.5p Brownchesters

Angus -£1286.78 Brownchesters, £1073.59 & £988.58 Fairnley

156.5p Fairnley, 142.5p Brownchesters, 134.5p Fairnley

British Blue – £1078.40 Brownchesters, £1077.17 Kingswood, £1057.58 Brownchesters

168.5p Brownchesters, 151.5p Kingswood, 147.5p Brownchesters

Simmental - £1101.59 & 154.5p Warksfield Head 

Stabiliser - £812.60 & 119.5p Spittalshield 

Shorthorn - £1097.52, £1077.58, £862.13, £840.23 & £836.51 Fairnley 

150.5p, 137.5p, 134.5p & 133.5p Fairnley

Fleckvieh - £88060 & 129.5p Spittalshield

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Again more sheep forward and although generally a better show a few pens still lacked finish but the sqq average still 206.4p

Top price was for a pen of fantastic Beltex crosses from M/s J Browell & Sons, Quarry House £130 and 309.5p also selling to £123 (286.1p) and £114 (271.4p)

Texel x – £123 & £114 Quarry House, £110 Holly Hill West & Buteland, £107 Quarry House, £106 Thockrington, £105 Chesterwood & Nunwick, £104 The Hope (x2) & Little Swinburne, £102 The Hope & Little Swinburne (x2), £101 East House, £100.50 Little Swinburne & Nunwick, £100 The Hope (x2), Holly Hill West, Thockrington & Baal Hill (x2), £99 Great Chesters, Little Swinburne & Nunwick, £98.50 Nunwick, £98 The Hope, Loadman (x2), Buteland & Nilston Rigg, £97 The Hope, £96.50 The Hope, Loadman, Great Chesters, Satley, Holly Hill West, Old Town & Colepike, £96 Low Ardley, Errington, Holly Hill West & Rare Dean, £95.50 Low Eshells, Comb Hills & Colepike, £95 Low Ardley, Little Swinburne (x2), Errington, Low Eshells, Board Inn, Old Town (x2), Nilston Rigg (x2), Colepike (x2) & Baal Hill

286.1p & 271.4p Quarry House, 247.6p Little Swinburne, 247.6p (x2) The Hope, 242.9p (x2) & 239.3p Little Swinburne, 238.1p The Hope, 235.7p Little Swinburne, 235p & 234.9p East House, 233.3p Nunwick & The Hope, 231.1p East Uppertown, 229.8p & 228.2p Satley, 226.9p East Newham, 226.3p Linacres, 226.2p Little Swinburne (x2), 225.6p The Hope (x2), 225p Little Swinburne, 223.9p Nunwick, 223.3p Low Ardley, 222.5p Longlea, 221.4p Loadman, 220p Nunwick, 219.5p Satley, 219.3p The Hope, 219.1p High Eshells, 218.5p Nunwick, 218.2p Errington

Dutch Texel x - £96 Willimoteswick & Burntongues, £95 Burntongues (x2), £94 Willimoteswick (x2), £92 Burntongues

240p Willimoteswick, 231.7p Burntongues, 223.8p Willimoteswick, 220.9p & 219.1p Burntongues, 210p North Cocklake, 204.4p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £110 & £105 Thockrington, £100 Thockrington (x2), Rare Dean & Baal Hill, £97 Rare Dean, £96.50 Old Town, £96 Baal Hill, £95 Thockrington, Rare Dean & Baal Hill, £92 West Kirkheaton, £91 Woodlands Hall, £90 Black Hedley

197.9p & 196.1p Thockrington, 194.4p West Kirkheaton, 194p Rare Dean, 193.9p Baal Hill, 193p Fairley, 192.3p Baal Hill, 192.1p Satley, 192p Baal Hill, 191.7p West Kirkheaton, 190.9p Thockrington, 190.2p Black Hedley, 189.8p Woodlands Hall, 187.5p Old Town, 186.3p Rare Dean & West Kirkheaton, 185.6p Old Town

Beltex x – £130 Quarry House, £107.50, £105 & £98.50 East House, £95.50 Low Eshells, £95 East Newham

309.5p Quarry House, 256 East House, 250p East House & East Newham, 240.2p East House, 222.1p Low Eshells

Charollais x – £94 & 218.6p Satley

Bleu D’Maine x - £84 & 215.4p Thornley Hall Farm

Leicester - £90 & 200p Highwood

Hampshire x - £75 & 177.6p Stone Stile

Cheviot Mule - £83 & 197.6p Highwood

Mule – £97.50 Quarry House, £95 Warksfield Head, £93.50 Stoop Rigg, £89 Warksfield Head, £88.50 Stoop Rigg, Hotbank & Buteland, £88 Stoop Rigg, £87.50 Quarry House, £85 Baal Hill, £80 Hotbank, £78 Highwood, £75.50 Hawksteel

203.1p Quarry House, 202.7p & 201.1p Buteland, 198.9p Quarry House, 197.9p & 197.8p Warksfield Head, 193.2p Baal Hill, 191.3p Stoop Rigg, 190.5p Hotbank

Blackface - £86, £85.50 & £81 Stoop Rigg, £79 Hotbank, £77 Stoop Rigg, £71 Hotbank

191.9p Hotbank, 191.1p, 187.8p & 185.9p Stoop Rigg, 183.7p Hotbank, 176.1p Stoop Rigg

Store Sheep | Friday 11th September 2020

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of Cast Ewes included a very large number of smaller, leaner types.

Topping the sale was a pen of Suffolk’s from Prior Hall selling to £109

Mules sold to £88 from M/s JT Nixon & Son, Stotsfold.

Larger numbers wanted contact Jack 07739440457

Texel – £97 High Fotherley, £96 Thornton Tower

Texel x – £108 Stotsfold, £105 Little Swinburne, £98 Hetherington, £96 Lodge Farm, £91 (x2) Little Swinburne, £90

 North Cocklake, Little Swinburne (x2) & Hetherington, £88 Salmonfield, Lodge Farm, Lords Lot & Hackford, £87 Little Swinburne, £86 Parkside, £84 Merryshields, Lords Lot, Hackford & Wayn Riggs, £80 Hetherington & Davyshiel

Suffolk x – £109 Prior Hall, £88 Oakfield House, £84 Merryshields & Bolam Low Farm, £83 Lords Lot

Hampshire - £74 Oakfield House

Leicester - £82 Harsondale & Hotbank, £80 North Cocklake

Cheviot Mule – £76 Hetherington

Mule – £88 Stotsfold, £84 Prior Hall, £70 Stotsfold & Parkside, £69 Lords Lot, £67 High Fotherley, £66 Prior Hall & East Uppertown, £65 Hetherington, £64 Stotsfold, Hackford & High Fotherley

Blackface – £58 Hotbank, £53 Hole Farm, £50 Davyshiel & Edges Green,

Swaledale – £47 Stotsfold, £46 East Unthank, £43 High Studdon, £42 Hackford & High Studdon, £41 Stotsfold

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly catalogued sale of 4474 Store Lambs.

Last week’s high rates were easily maintained exceeding many vendors’ expectations.

Topping the sale was a pair of exceptional Beltex Ewe Lambs from M/s Beveridge, Low West House selling to £157 with another pen selling to £149

Also at £149 was a lamb from M/s M&L Churchyard, Hownsgill Farm.

A tremendous run from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope topped at £147 and averaged £126.31 for 45 lambs.

384 Beltex x store lambs averaged a staggering £95.72

Included in the sale today was 1153 Mule lambs which again sold to recent high rates with the smaller end seeing a larger lift.  Topping the Mules was a pen from M/s M&D Walton, Gleedlee at £80

Hill lambs sold again to recent levels topping at £63 from Greenleas.

More wanted for next week.  Please contact Jack or Drew.

Texel x – £100.50 Haggwood, £95 Loanend, £94 Liberty Hall & Hackford, £93.50 Billerley, £92 Demesne & The Tofts, £91 Loanend, £90 Haggwood, £88.50 Beacon Rigg, £87 The Tofts, £86.50 East Flass, £85.50 Billerley & East Flass, £84.50 Hetherington, £84 Snape Farm, Hollin Close, Cheeseburn Grange, Wayn Riggs & Armonside, £83 Beacon Rigg, East Flass, Cheeseburn Grange & Birtley School, £82 Snape Farm, Ironsign Farm, Cockhall & Hollin Close

Dutch Texel x - £131, £110 & £102 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £94 Lunns House, £93 Haggwood, £89 Lunns House, £86.50 Howick, £82 Hill Top, £81 Black Hedley, £80 Cheeseburn Grange, £79 Howick, £77.50 Low Struthers, £75 Low Huntwell

Beltex – £157 Low West House

Beltex x - £149 Low West House & Hownsgill, £147 & £140 Middle Horsleyhope, £137 Fell Lane, £135 Middle Horsleyhope, £130 Watch Hill, £129 Middle Horsleyhope, £127 Hownsgill, £125 Low West House, £122 Hareshaw Allotment & Fell Lane, £121, £1320, £118 & £117 Low West House, £114 Middle Horsleyhope, £113.50 Low West House, £113 Middle Hors;leyhope & Hownsgill, £112 Middle Horsleyhope, £110 Low West House, £107 Fell Lane, £103 Middle Horsleyhope, £102 Low West House & Aged Miners, £101 Watch Hill, £99 Mill House & Middle Horsleyhope, £97 Fell Lane, £96 Mill House & Hownsgill, £93 Mill House, £90.50 Cheeseburn Grange, £90 Demesne

Lleyn - £87, £83 & £82 Low Burradon

Cheviot x - £72.50 The Sneep, £72 Edges Green

Mule – £80 Gleedlee, £78 Lilswood Grange, £73 Dyke Nook, £72.50 Lands Farm & Intake Farm, £72 Burnbank & Hareshaw, £71.50 Edges Green & Castle Nook (x2), £71 West End Town, £70 Brieredge, £69.50 Beacon Rigg & West End Town, £69 Lilswood Grange, £68.50 Buckshot & Peat Gap, £68 Penpeugh, Agars Hill (x2) & Harsondale, £67.50 Brieredge, White House Birtley, Edges Green & Stobby Lea, £67 High Studdon, Gleedlee, Burnbank, Amos Hill & Castle Nook, £66.50 Harwood Shield, £66 Harwood Shield, Wolf Hills & Waterloo

Blackface – £63 Greenleas, £59 Hepple Whitefield, £58.50 Hareshaw, £57 Davyshiel & Greenleas, £53.50 Davyshiel, £52 Harsondale & Hepple Whitefield, £51 Hepple Whitefield

Jacob - £60 Kingswood

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 9th September 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Mart sold 851 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale. The entire lamb entry averaged £93.96/206.5ppk and cast sheep levelled at £86.48. A good show of largely well fleshed lambs peaked at £109 for a heavyweight texel cross from Nick Brown, East White Hill, whilst Martin Snaith returned to the Gap with lambs and peaked at 232.6ppk for beltex crosses. Messrs Milburn, Holling Hill topped with suffolks at £104 and Edward Potts sold 52kg mule lambs at £105 or 207.5ppk, a price per kilo which was duplicated by Libby Bertram, Coldwell also with no fewer than seven buyers at the ringside. The most at Scots Gap for several years, the canny trade continued through the cast sheep classes with suffolks peaking at £116 from Ogle Castle, texels at £113 from Dyke Head, Otterburn and mules to £89 also from Ogle Castle. Increased numbers of all classes are now required to take advantage of these rates at Scots Gap.

 

Leading Prices

Texel x £109 East White Hill, £106 The Chesters, £105 Gt Tosson, £104.50 East White Hill, £104 Demesne, High Baulk, Cornhills, £103 Bolam West Houses,, Great Tosson, Pitland Hills, The Chesters, £102 Pitland Hills, £101 Harnham Cottage, Holling Hill, Cornhill, Coldwell, £100 Demesne, Forrestburn Gate (X2), Gt Tosson (X3) Cornhills

 

232.6p Gt Tosson, 223.9p The Chesters,220.0p & 218.3p Fell Lane, 217.4p Cornhills, 217.1p Wall Fell, (x2) 216.7p Fell Lane & High Baulk, 216.3p Fell Lane & High Baulk, 215.1p Black Callerton, 214.8p West Grange, 214.0p Gt Tosson, 213.6p The Chesters & Low Chesterhope, 212.2p High Baulk,211.9p Dene House, 211.1p Black Callerton, 210.2p Gt Tosson, 210.2p The Chesters

 

Beltex x £90 Gt Tosson, £89 & £83 Fell Lane

225.0p Gt Tosson, 218.4p, 211.9p Fell Lane,

 

Suffolk x £104 Holling Hill, £102.50 East White Hill, £102 Black Callerton, £100 Forrestburngate,£94 Middle White Hill

208.2p Black Callerton, 204.4p Middle White Hill, 200.0p Forrestburngate, Middle White Hill & Black Callerton

Mule £105 Pitland Hills, £101 East White Hill, £98 Dunns Houses £97.50 Pitland Hills & Coldwell, £93.50 East White Hill £86 Woodhall

207.5p Pitland Hills & Coldwell, 204.2p Dunns Houses, 203.3p East White Hill, 202.5p Woodhall, 202.4p & 202.0p East White Hill, 201.9p Pitland Hills

 

Char x £87.50 Bolam West Houses 208.3p

 

Cast Ewes and Rams

 

Texel x Ewes £113 Dykehead, £110 Longshaws, & Cornhills,, £109 Grangemoor, £106 Ogle Castle, £100 Cornhills, £99 Shaftoe Moor & Longshaws (X2) £97 Harnham Cottage & Shaftoe Moor, £95 & £94 Ogle Castle, £94 Grange Moor, £90 Hopefoot & Shaftoe Moor

 

Suffolk  £116 & £107 Ogle Castle

 

Mules £89 Ogle Castle, £71 Shaftoe Moor

 

Cheviot Tup £84

 

Cheviot Mules £108 & £86 Cornhills

 

Blackface £69 Dunns Houses

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 8th September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Charolais Heifers – £1407, £1385.70, £1342.70 & £1342.25 Flotterton

234.5p, 231.5p, 227.5p & 223.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

A very mixed show of cast cattle with a lot of the sale being stock bulls this week.  The better end of cows still easily cashed with a Charolais cow from M/s JG Milburn & Son, Loadman selling to £1360.63.

Limousin stock bulls sold to 128.5ppk from Mr JSA Dodds, High House.

We must have cast cattle entered on the Monday so that we can inform potential purchasers as to what’s coming.

For entries for next sale please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1130.85   Agars Hill

157.5p & 140.5p Agars Hill

Limousin Bulls - £1189.91 High House, £1176 Little Harle

128.5p High House, 122.5p Little Harle

Charolais - £1360.63, £1196.9, £1143.13 & £995.61 Loadman

155.5p, 148.5p, 147.5p & 144.5p Loadman

Angus -£1054.69 & 123.5p Fell Lane

British Blue – £1130.78 & 143.5p Agars Hill

Saler Bulls - £986.32 & 113.5p East Fourstones

Luing Bulls - £1029.21 & 101.5p Blue Burn

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward on the week and definitely not as good a show forward as last week.

Best sorts and well fleshed lambs still good to sell but plainer sorts lacking flesh were easier.  The overall average per head was still pleasing at £92.18 for 2024 sold.

Top price £120 from Ridley Stokoe and 281p from Low West House (£118 per head).

Texel x – £120 Ridley Stokoe, £114 Harwood Shield, £110 Ridley Stokoe, £108.50 Blackburn, £106.50 Ridley Stokoe, £106 Little Swinburne, £105.50 The Hope & Nunwick, £105 Low Ardley, The Hope (x3), Moss Barns, Old Town & Armonside (x2), £104 Longlea & Hackford, £103.50 High Eshells & East Uppertown, £103 High Eshells, The Hope & Linacres (x2), £102 Harwood Shield & Little Swinburne, £101.50 The Hope, Watch Currock, Little Swinburne & Nunwick (x2), £101 The Hope, Harwood Shield & Nunwick, £100 Low Ardley, St Oswalds, Little Swinburne (x2), West Moorhouses, Old Town & Colepike, £99.50 Little Swinburne, Nunwick & Bingfield Combe, £99 East Uppertown, Low Ardley, Hedley Park, Hackford & Ridley Stokoe, £98.50 Harwood Shield & Low Eshells, £98 The Hope (x2), Armonside & Linacres, £97.50 Willimoteswick, Hedley Park, Burntongues & Linacres, £97 Low Eshells, Great Chesters, Redesmouth & Fairspring

251.2p The Hope, 247.7p Ridley Stokoe, 247.6p, 246.5p, 243.9p & 242.9p  Little Swinburne, 241.7p The Hope, 241.5p Low Ardley, 241.3p High Eshells, 239.5p & 239p Linacres, 238.1p St Oswalds & Little Swinburne, 237.5p & 237.2p West Moorhouses, 236.9p Little Swinburne, 236.1p Nunwick, 235.7p Ridley Stokoe & Hackford, 234.2p Watch Currock, 233.3p The Hope (x2), 230.2p East Uppertown, 230p St Oswalds & Little Swinburne, 236.1p Longlea, 225.6p Willimoteswick, 223.9p Linacres & High Eshells, 223.8p & 222.5p St Oswalds, 221.1p Springwell, 220.9p Fairspring, 220.7p Watch Currock, 220.2p Longlea, 220p Hedley Park, 218.8p East Uppertown, 218.2p Harwood Shield, 218p North Cocklake, 217.9p Longlea, 217.1p Low Ardley & Springwell, 216.7p East Uppertown & Hedley Park

Dutch Texel x - £107.50 Burntongues, £103 Willimoteswick, £102.50 Low West House, £102 (x2) Burntongues, £99 Willimoteswick, £98 Low West House

250p Low West House, 248.8p Burntongues, 245.2p Willimoteswick, 244.3p Burntongues, 239p Low West House, 235.7p & 227.4p Willimoteswick, 221.7p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £107 & £105 Old Town, £100 & £99 Colepike, £96.50 Fairley & Old Town, £94 Flotterton, £91 Piatroon & Flotterton, £89.50 Lunns House, £88 East Newham, £87.50 Midgeholme, £86 High Knitsley

212.8p Piatroon, 210.6p Colepike, 208.3p Midgeholme, 206.8p Piatroon, 205.3p Old Town, 204.1p Colepike, 202.2p Flotterton, 201p Fairley, 195.6p East Newham, 195.5p High Knitsley, 194.4p Old Town

Beltex x – £118 Low West House, £108.50 Watch Currock, £107 & £106 Low West House, £103.50 Watch Currock, £103 West Moorhouses, £97 Low West House, £96.50 Watch Currock, £96 West Moorhouses

281p & 271.8p Low West House, 264.6p Watch Currock, 264.1p West Moorhouses, 261p Low West House, 252.4p Watch Currock, 250p West Moorhouses, 241.3p Watch Currock, 240p West Moorhouses, 236.6p Low West House, 232.5p St Oswalds, 223.7p East Newham, 220.2p St Oswalds

Charollais x – £102 Woodcroft, £95.50 Fairley, £95 Waterford, £92 (x2) & £89 Fairley

215.9p Waterford, 209.1p Fairley, 208.2p Woodcroft, 207p Fairley

Bleu D’Maine x - £106.50 & £104 The Hope, £94 Sillywrea

253.6p & 208p The Hope, 204.4p Sillywrea

Leicester - £80 Stell Green

Cheviot Mule - £96 West Moorhouses, £93 Armonside

218.2p & 193.8p Armonside

Mule – £99.50 & £98.50 Quarry House, £97 Stell Green, £95 Harwood Shield, £94.50 Quarry House, £94 Harwood Shield & Great Chesters, £93.50 Redesmouth, £90 Stell Green, £89.50 Harwood Shield, £88 Great Chesters, £85.50 Harwood Shield, £82 North Cocklake

205.4p, 205.2p & 203.1p Quarry House, 202.1p Stell Green, 198.8p Harwood Shield, 195.8p & 195.6p Great Chesters, 194.8p Redesmouth, 190.4p Harwood Shield, 189.7p Riding Farm

Blackface -£86 & 191.1p Great Chesters

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £100 & £87 Old Town, £81 Armonside, £80 Springwell, £76 Tedcastle, £74 Old Town

Mule – £65 Old Town

Breeding Ewe Lambs | Friday 4th September 2020

Mule Ewe Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held their opening Prize Show and Sale for Mule Ewe Lambs (Ex North of England Blackface Ewes) on behalf of Members and Non Members of NEMSA.

Once again the Prize Show was kindly sponsored by “Sherriffs”, local John Deere Dealers, Tyne Green and Robson & Cowan, Scots Gap.

Prior to the sale the judging was expertly carried out by Jono Charlton, East Newham.

With one of the best shows of 10 pens of lambs forward, each pen was given due consideration and after much deliberation Jono awarded the Championship to an outstanding strong pen of 25 to the Browell Family, Quarry House which later sold at £170 to M/s Foley, Mirlaw House.

The Reserve Champion pen was awarded to the Ridley Family, Shitlington Hall and later sold at £165 to E H Pennie & Son, Montgomery.

The Stuart Ridley Memorial Trophy for the best run of 100 lambs or more was fittingly awarded to the Ridley Family, Shitlington Hall which they presented five years ago in memory of their son.

The Number 4 sheep ring was full of buyers, abiding by strict Covid 19 rules, from Scotland, Wales and Devon for one of the best top quality shows of lambs coming forward seen at this centre for many years.

With the Prime Lamb trade well up on the year vendors were not disappointed with their ewe lamb trade with the average up by £27.60 on 2019

Champion Pen     M/s Browell, Quarry House

Reserve                 M/s Ridley, Shitlington Hall

Third Prize             M/s Hunter, The Steel

Best Run of 100 or more NEMSA Mule Lambs – M/s Ridley, Shitlington Hall

£170 Quarry House & Carry House, £165 Shitlington Hall & The Steel, £150 Edlingham Newtown, £148 The Steel & Great Chesters, £145 The Steel, £142 Carry House & Penpeugh, £140 Quarry House, £138 Shitlington Hall, £135 Quarry House, Brownsleazes (x3) & Carry House, £132 Quarry House, Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), Shitlington Hall & The Steel, £130 Quarry House, Whiteside Haltwhistle, Shitlington Hall (x3), Carry House & Hole Farm, £12/8 Whiteside Haltwhistle, Shitlington Hall & Edges Green, £126 Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), £125 Shitlington Hall, Stell Green & Great Chesters, £124 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £122 Pitland Hills, Brownsleazes, Edges Green, Townshields, Penpeugh & Stell Green, £120 Quarry House, Hotbank, Townshields, Penpeugh, Yatesfield & Great Chesters, £118 Whiteside Haltwhistle, Broomhope & Edges Green, £115 Penpeugh & Stell Green, £112 Pitland Hills & Broomhope, £110 Burnbank & Hole Farm, £105 Stell Green, £102 Burnbank, £100 Broomhope, Hotbank & Great Chesters

Texel & Other Continental Ewe Lambs

A super entry of 530 Texel cross and other Continental cross Ewe Lambs were presented, a figure almost doubled on the year with the many benefits of selling 3/4 or even 7/8th bred fat lambs from these mothers obvious and well documented throughout the season so far.

The section was topped at a massive £198 for a sharp and smart pen of Dutch Texel cross lambs out of Suffolk cross mothers consigned by Edward Dean, Kirkhouse.  These were followed at £152 by a tremendously correct pair of pure bred Texel lambs from noted local breeder, Annabelle Morshead, Nilston Rigg Farms.  Also at the same price was a typically shapey Beltex cross from The Downie Farming Company, Aberdeenshire.

The cross bred entry peaked at £150 for a sharp quartet from Alec Bissett, Middle Dukesfield with another two pens changing hands at £140 each from the Browell Brothers, Quarry House.

Leading prices -

Texel - £152 Nilston Rigg

Texel x - £150 Middle Dukesfield, £140 (x2), £138, & £137 (x2) Quarry House, £132 Nilston Rigg, £131 Low Ardley, £125 Nilston Rigg, £124 Middle Dukesfield, £120) Stone Hall

Dutch Texel x - £198, £144 & £132 Kirkhouse

Beltex x - £152, £130 & £128 Newton Farm

Blackface Ewe Lambs

The third class of the breeding lambs sold on the day were the annual entry of North of England Type Blackface Ewe Lambs which saw numbers increased on the year by 235 head to 835 top lambs presented by noted local consignors to this sale.  Prior to the sale the show was judged by regular purchasers, Alf and Kevin Robson, Middle White Hill, Kirkwhelpington.  The judges selected ten outstanding pens from the entry and worked swiftly to their conclusion and awarded the Gordon Swan Trophy to the lead pen from M/s Paxton, Greenleighton

First Prize               M/s Paxton, Greenleighton

Second Prize          M/s Murray, Stell Green

Third Prize             M/s Yeats, Close A Burn

Trade was buoyant from start to finish with all vendors seeing a marked lift in the trade which saw the class average ten pounds more on the year for far more lambs sold.  Top pens were easily cashed however buyers for lesser sorts were fewer around the ringside.

Prices peaked late in the day at £157 for a big pen of 35 from Wanwood Hill, Alston who sold another lot at £156 to average £131 for 99 sold.

Charlie Halbert, Prospect House followed at £152 with M/s Murray, Sewingshields next with their lead pen at £145.  Dennis and Patricia Yeats, Close A Burn topped at £135 then £132 to regular buyers and averaged a noteworthy £117 for 130 sold – the biggest consignment of the day.

Leading prices -

£157 & £156 Wanwood Hill, £152 Prospect House, £145 Sewingshields, £135 & £132 Close A Burn, £130 Greenleighton & Close A Burn, £122 Sewingshields, £120 Close A Burn (x2), £110 The Lampert, £106 Prospect House, £105 Sewingshields, £100 Stell Green, £98 Wanwood Hill, £96 Prospect House & Wanwood Hill, £92 Sewingshields, £90 Greenleighton, £86 The Lampert & Wanwood Hill, £82 The Lampert

 

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 4th September 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their first store cattle sale of the autumn season offered a catalogued entry of 205 head alongside the weekly sale of cast ewes and store lambs and the special opening prize show and sale of ewe lambs.

A mixed show of quality were largely easier on the week however the best end maintained recent rates topping at £1365 for a well-bred Limousin steer at 18 months from Jeremy Dodds, High House, Milbourne with a pen of 4 strong Angus cross steers at 15-16 months from noted advocate of the Black sire; Martin Johnston, High Fotherley, Riding Mill changing hands at a mighty £1360.

Heifer trade peaked at £1300 for a smart red, Limousin cross lady at 20 months from Mark & Julie Linkleter, West Kirkheaton who sold a cracking run of 22 to average £1034 throughout.  Charolais cross heifers topped at £1245 for a hefty type at 16 months from mother & son Agnes & James Sinton, White House Birtley who saw their best bullock cash at £1240 to average a worthy £1170 for three bullocks and seven heifers in total. 

Cattle in the youngest age bracket; ten months and under topped at £980 for Simmy and Limmy cross steers from High Fotherley and Messrs Reed, Dyke Neuk whilst the same consignors sold heifers to £955 and £905 respectively.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1205 Hay A Park, £1190, £1160, £1150 & £1130 South Farm

Charolais x steers – £1140 Springwell

British Blue x steers – £1200 & £1160 South Farm

Angus x steers – £1310 Springwell

Angus x heifers – £955 Parkside

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1365 High House, £1335 Blackburn, £1280 & £1230 Hay A Park, £1210 Blackburn, £1200 High House & Blackburn, £1195 & £1180 South Farm, £1100 Cheviot, £1050 South Farm, £1040 Cheviot, £1030 South Farm

Charolais x steers – £1250 Hay A Park, £1240, £1145 & £1130 White House Birtley, £1110 Springwell

Angus x steers – £1305 , £1275 (x2) & £1185 High Fotherley, £1170 Springwell, £1030, £1005 & £970 Hill Head £950 Kirkley Hall & Hill Head

Simmental x steers – £1150 Springwell

Wagu x steers – £1170 Hay A Park

Limousin x heifers - £1300 West Kirkheaton, £1240 White House Birtley, £1235 West Kirkheaton, £1185 White House Birtley, £1180 & £1175 South Farm, £1120 Stoneygate, £1105 & £1095 West Kirkheaton, £1050 Parkside & West Kirkheaton, £1020, £1010, £1000 & £990 West Kirkheaton, £980 South Farm, £975 Stoneygate

Charolais x heifers – £1245 White House Birtley, £1120 Harewalls, £1090 White House Birtley, £980 Harewalls

Angus x heifers – £1100 Hill Head, £950 Parkside

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1330 High House, £1290 Stotsfold, £1190 High House, £1160 Hay A Park & Blackburn, £1125 Camphill, £1095 Stotsfold, £1070 (x2) Camphill, £1065 (x2) Stotsfold, £1060 Cheviot & Stotsfold, £1050 South Farm, £1025 & £1020 Westburnhope, £1000 South Farm, £995 Close House, £990 (x2), £965, £945, £940, £930 & £900 Westburnhope

Charolais x steers – £1340, £1335, £1240 (x2), £1230 & £1220 Hay A Park, £1210 & £1170 Harewalls, £1160 & £1150 Hay A Park

British Blue x steers – £1100 (x2), £1080 & £1020 Camphill

Angus x steers – £1360 & £1250 High Fotherley, £1240 Hay A Park, £1080 (x2) £1050, £1030, £1015 & £1000 Hallington High Farm, £955 & £945 High Fotherley, £910 & £905 Hallington High Farm

Simmental x steers – £1150 & £1140 Hay A Park

Saler x steers – £1090 Hay A Park

Belted Galloway steers - £880 Hallington High Farm

Limousin x heifers - £1040 West Kirkheaton, £1000 West Kirkheaton & Westburnhope, £990 (x2), £985 & £980 (x2) West Kirkheaton, £920 Close House, £900 Westburnhope

Charolais x heifers – £975 Throp Hill

British Blue x heifers – £1050 Camphill

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £980 & £910 Dyke Nook

Angus x steers – £895 & £885 High Fotherley

Simmental x steers – £980 High Fotherley

Limousin x heifers - £915 & £905 Dyke Nook

Angus x heifers – £955 & £870 High Fotherley

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Another large show of 1022 cast ewes and rams sold to strong demand with 13 buyers around the ring.

Topping the sale at £122 was a Texel ewe from Mrs VS Allgood, Nunwick whose run of 56 ewes averaged £106.98.

Mules sold to £98 from Mr TJ Lee & Son, Hackford.

Blackface ewes sold to £76 from R&T Postlethwaite, Laings Hill.

More wanted again for next week.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £114 Houxty House, £110 Glendue

Texel x – £122 Nunwick, £117 China Hall, £114 The Tofts & Satley, £112 Middle Heads, £111& £108 Hackford, £106 & £103 Nunwick, £101 Satley, £100 High Town, £98 Rusheylaw & Bridgeford, £90 East Uppertown & The Tofts, £89 Chesterwood, £88 Finely Farm & Hallington High Farm

Suffolk - £97 The Tofts

Suffolk x – £106 Satley

Beltex - £110 Glendue, £99 Chesterwood Farm House, £90 Glendue

Leicester - £112 Hesleywell, £106 & £88 Hackford

Cheviot – £86 Crowhall, £83 Laings Hill

Cheviot Mule – £115 Nunwick

Mule – £98 Hackford, £90 Bulls Hill & Hackford, £87 The Tofts, £86 Rusheylaw & Chesterwood, £85.50 & £85 Hallington High Farm, £84 West Shields, £82 Middle Heads, £80 East Uppertown

Blackface – £76 Laings Hill, £64 Rusheylaw, £62 Laings Hill, £58 Errington Red House, £57 Blakelaw

Swaledale – £65 Hackford, £50 Tecket, £48 Buckshot

Store Lambs

Hexham Auction Mart held its weekly catalogued sale of 3564 store lambs.  A fantastic trade was observed and would be slightly sharper on the week, especially for the longer keep lambs.  This was very noticeable when the average was up £5 on the week to £76.32, leaving all vendors’ once again very happy with their day’s trading at Hexham.

Phillip Robson, Middle Horsleyhope Farm again had a fantastic trade, trading to £134 for seven very smart Beltex Ewe lambs.  Mark Churchyard of Hownsgill Farm, Consett sold Beltex x lambs to £153.  Another Durham consignor taking advantage of the Hexham trade was JE Holliday & Son, Woodland House Farm, Woodside who sold a fantastic run of Beltex lambs to £126 for conventional lambs!  372 Beltex x lambs sold to an average of £94!!

Mule lambs sold to a flying trade even though we are getting down the cut, selling to £87.50 for a pen of 21 from Mr JH Martin, Hesleywell, Ninebanks.  The Mule section went on to average £71

Lambs wanted for next weeks’ sale at Hexham.  Please call Drew or Jack with entries.

Texel - £95 Greys Well

Texel x – £116 & £113 Willimoteswick, £98 Roddymoor, £95 Greys Well, £94 Greys Well & Intake Farm, £91 Roddymoor, £90 Low Ardley & Willimoteswick, £88.50 The Laws, £86 Broadgates, £85.50 The Laws, £85 New Hall, £84.50 Howick, £81 Red House & Sinderhope Shield, £80.50 Howick, £80 Stobby Lea, West Link Hall, Thornley Pit House, The Hott & Sinderhope Shield

Dutch Texel x - £111 High Fell, £, £108 Aimshaugh, £99.50 & £99 Hareshaw Allotment, £94.50 Fallowfield, £93 High Fell, £92 Fallowfield, £91 High Fell, £90.50 Fallowfield, £89.50 Hareshaw Allotment

Suffolk x – £100 & £90 Lunns House, £82 Allenheads Farm, £79.50 Low Struthers, £79 Merryshields, £78 West Link Hall

Beltex x - £134 Middle Horsleyhope, £133 Hownsgill, £132 & £130 Middle Horsleyhope, £126 Hownsgill & Woodland House, £125 Wyvill Grange & Hownsgill, £120.50 Middle Horsleyhope, £120 Watch Hill, £114 Middle Horsleyhope, £112 Mill House, £110 Wyvill Grange, Woodland House & Middle Horsleyhope, £109 West High House, £108 Wyvill Grange, £103 Watch Hill, £101 Mill House, £99 Wyvill Grange, £98 Middle Horsleyhope, £97 Stobby Lea & Hownsgill, £96 Middle Horsleyhope, Woodland House (x2) & Mill House, £94.50 Woodland House, £92.50 Mill House, £90 Hownsgill

Zwartbles - £70 Allenheads Farm

Cheviot x - £97.50 & £74.50 Embley, £71.50 Bellshiel, £69 Low Struthers

Mule – £87.50 Hesleywell (x2), £77 Lands Farm, £75 Intake Farm, £73 Ouston, £68.50 Embley, £68 Coatlith Hill

Blackface – £64 Hepple Whitefield, £62.50 Featherwood, £61 Hepple Whitefield, £57 Featherwood & Blakelaw

Swaledale - £46 Rattenraw

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Mart sold 698 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale with all classes continuing last week’s great rates. Lambs peaked at £110 for a pen of super heavy Suffolk crosses from Alec Henderson, Brixter Hill Stamfordham, purchased for Worsley Meats. Three more pens sold at £109 for texel crosses, two from Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls and one from Dave Brodie, The Chesters, sold to the same buyer. A super smart texel cross lamb peaked at 228.2ppk from Steven Bradley, Runny Mede,Molesden at 39kg and a pen full at the same weight from Ridley Carins, Broomhall realised 226.9ppk. Buyers commented that prolonged wet weather and weaning has had an adverse effect on the finish of some of the lambs and vendors should be more selective when drawing for next week. Mule lambs peaked at £96 from Libby Bertram, Coldwell and at 204.7ppk from Dave and Annabel Stanners, Low Chesterhope. Lightweight Blackie lambs peaked at 191.4ppk from John Armstrong, Rookland, Harbottle.

 

Leading Prices

Texel x – £109 Rugley Walls (Twice) & The Chesters, £107.50, Coldwell, £107 Broomhall (Twice) £104.50 The Chesters £104 Broomhall & Low Chesterhope, £103 Angerton Steads, £102.50 Coldwell, £102 Closehead & Longshaws, £101 Catreen, The Chesters & High Baulk £100.50  Rugley Walls & Broomhall, £100 Brixter Hill & The Chesters, £99.50 & £99 Broomhall, £98.50

Closehead

 

228.2p Runny Mede, 226.9p Broomhall, 224.4p Catreen, 224.0p Coldwell, 223.8p The Chesters, 222.7p High Baulk, 221.6p & 221.4p The Chesters, (Twice)220.0p Runny Mede, 218.8p Dene House, 218.0p Rugley Walls (Twice) & Runny Mede, 217.8p Rugley Walls, 216.7p Broomhall, 215.9p The Chesters , Rugley Walls & Closehead (Twice) 215.6p Broomhall, 215.4p Bush Blades, 215.2p Broomhall, 214.9p Catreen

 

Suffolk x £110 Brixter Hill, £102 Rugley Walls, £95 Brixter Hill, £93 & £92 Holystone Estate, £91 Broomhall & Dene House, £90 Flotterton

 

206.8p Broomhall, 206.5p Brixter Hill, 204.0p Rugley Walls, 202.2p & 200.0p Holystone Estate & Flotterton

 

Beltex x £100 & £93 Closehead 217.4p & 216.3p

 

Mule £96 Coldwell, £94 & £88 Low Chesterhope,

204.7p Low Chesterhope, 202.5p  Broomhall, 200.0p Coldwell & Low Chesterhope

 

Cheviot Mules £86 Holystone Estate 204.8p

 

Hampshires £82 Runny Mede, £81 Broomhouse, £80.50 Runny Mede (Twice)

211.8p, 210.3p & 206.4p Runny Mede

 

Blackface - £67 Rookland, £55 Grasslees 191.4p & 161.8p

 

 

Cast Ewes and Rams

A small but quality show of cast sheep topped at £120 for a huge Texel Tup from Jim & Helen Gledson, Buteland with cross ewes from Matty Fenwick, Angerton Steads hitting £113. Cheviot Mule ewes sold to £100 from Chris & Janet Watmore, Holystone Estate and big Blackie bred Mules from the same sold to £94

 

Texel Tups £120, £110 & £70 Buteland

 

Texel x Ewes £113 Angerton Steads, £111 East Newham £107 Holystone Estate, £99 East Newham, £97 & £95 Angerton Steads, £92 Matfen High House

 

Suffolk x  £108 Matfen High House, £100 East Newham, £91 & £79 Holystone Estate, £79 Runny Mede

 

Mule - £94 Holystone Estate £92 Angerton Steads, £85 Holystone Estates

 

Cheviot Mule £100, £89, £85 & £73 Holystone Estates

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 1st September 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

An increased entry of clean with over half the entry being Angus x heifers.  A good trade was observed and Limousin x heifers from M/s W&JA Longlands, Rushey Law sold to 232.5ppk.  Angus x heifers from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton sold to 228.5ppk and grossed to £1381.65

Limousin Heifers – £1395 & £1293.31 Rusheylaw

232.5p & 228.5p Rusheylaw

Charolais Heifers – £1302.83 & 217.5p Flotterton

British Blue Heifers - £1356.74 & 226.5p Rusheylaw

Angus Heifers - £1381.65, £1301.64, £1267.31, £1175.46 & £1159.28 Flotterton

226.5p, 225.5p, 219.5p, 217.5p & 214.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

A smaller entry of cast cows this week with trade just a little easier than previous weeks especially for the well fleshed cows.  Leaner sorts still very easily cashed.

Cows still sold to 171.5ppk for a British Blue x cow from M/s E&TN Ballantyne, Cowburn Rigg.

Limousin – £1069.75 Colepike, £1039.03 West End Town, £922.63 Colepike

149.5p West End Town, 137.5p Colepike (x2)

Angus -£1174.57, £1097.31 & £1058.66 High Fotherley

140.5p & 133.5p High Fotherley

British Blue – £1373.72 Cowburn Rigg, £1113.08 Warksfield Head

171.5p Cowburn Rigg, 145.5p Warksfield Head

Simmental - £1136.52 & 143.5p High Fotherley

British Friesian - £770.31 & £768.39 Fellside Farm

121.5p & 119.5p Fellside Farm

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward again this week (1857) and although a mixed show in places the sale average increased by over 12p on last week.  Umpteen pens sold in excess of £100 with a pen of fantastic lambs from Quarry House topping the sale at £127 (302.5p), £126.50 (275p) and £122 (271.1p).  Best fleshed lambs easy to sell and Quarry House also had pens of Mules at £105 & £103.

Texel x – £127, £126.50, £122 & £119 Quarry House, £117 Delight Farm, £115 Old Town, £113 Delight Farm & Warksfield Head, £111.50 Delight Farm, £110 South Gunnerton, & Warksfield Head (x2), £109 High Baulk, £108 Little Swinburne, South Gunnerton & Watch Currock, £107.50 Loadman, £107 Low Ardley, Aydonshields & South Kirkheaton, £106.50 Errington Red House, £106 High Baulk, £105 Loadman, Burntongues South Kirkheaton & Palm Strothers, £104.50 High Eshells (x2), £104 South Gunnerton, £103.50 Willimoteswick, St Oswalds & Springwell Cottage, £103 High Eshells, Bulls Hill, Old Town & Linacres, £102.50 High Baulk & Rouchester (JC), £102 Fairley, Low Ardley, Town Farm & Warksfield Head, £101.50 Aydonshields & Linacres, £101 Little Swinburne & Broomhall, £100.50 Aydonshields, £100 Loadman, Whitechapel, Grange House, Rouchester (JC), Broomhall (x2), Bulls Hill, East Uppertown & Warksfield Head, £99.50 St Oswalds, Aydonshields & Springwell Cottage, £99 Loadman, Low Ardley & West Shields, £98.50 Little Swinburne, Springwell Cottage & Watch Currock

302.4p, 275p & 271.1p Quarry House, 257.1p Watch Currock, 254.8p South Kirkheaton, 251.3p East Uppertown, 250p South Kirkheaton & Palm Strothers, 247.9p Quarry House, 247.7p Errington Red House, 245.5p Little Swinburne, 245.2p Linacres, 244.9p Whitchester, 243p High Eshells, 242.9p Low Ardley, 242.5p & 240.5p Little Swinburne, 238.8p Highwood, 238.4p High Baulk, 236.6p High Eshells & Warksfield Head, 234.5p Watch Currock, 233.3p Palm Strothers & Town Farm, 231p Highwood & East Newham, 230.7p Aydonshields, 230p Springwell Cottage, 229.3p St Oswalds, 228.1p High Fotherley & Whitchester, 227.8p Rouchester (JC), 226.8p St Oswalds, 226.2p Highwood, 225.6p High Fotherley, 225.6p Errington Red House & Linacres, 225p Whitchester, 224.4p Midgeholme & Whitchester, 223.8p St Oswalds & Midgeholme, 223.3p Grange House, 223.2p Loadman, High Fotherley & East Newham

Dutch Texel x - £119.50, £107.50 & £105 Burntongues, £100, £95 & £94 Willimoteswick

259.8p & 256p Burntongues, 238.1p Willimoteswick, 233.3p Burntongues, 226.2p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £115 Delight Farm, £112 & £106 Whitechapel, £, £105 Whitechapel & Old Town, £104 Great Chesters, £102.50 Whitechapel, £102 Old Town, £97.50 Lunns House, £96.50 The Reenes, £96 Halton Red House & Lunns House, £95.50 & £94 The Reenes, £90 Whitechapel & The Reenes

213.5p Whitechapel, 208.2p Old Town, 205.3p The Reenes, 204.7p Lunns House, 204.6p & 204.4p The Reenes, 203.9p Whitechapel, 203.2p The Reenes, 201.9p Old Town, 200 Halton Red House, 198.9p Lunns House, 196.3p Sillywrea, 195.9p Lunns House, 194.9p Delight Farm, 193.3p Fairley, 192.6p Great Chesters, 191.2p Lunns House, 190.9p Whitechapel

Beltex x – £115 & £114 Little Swinburne, £111 Low West House, £110.50 Watch Currock, £109 Low West House, £107 St Oswalds, £105 Halton Red House & Low West House, £104 St Oswalds, £103.50, £103, £101, £100, £98.50 & £98 Low West House, £96 Broomhall, £95 The Shank & The Reenes

270.7 & 259.5p Low West House, 259.1p Little Swinburne, 247p Watch Currock, 255.6p Little Swinburne, 252.4p Low West House, 250p Halton Red House & Low West House, 247.6p St Oswalds, 245.2p, 240.5p, 238.1p, 234.5p & 233.3p Low West House, 232.6p St Oswalds, 213.3p Broomhall

Charollais x – £94.50 The Reenes, £91 Thornley Hall Farm

216.7p Thornley Hall Farm, 205.4p The Reenes

Bleu D’Maine x – £88 & 215p Sillywrea

Cheviot x- £82 & 190.7p Sillywrea

Cheviot Mule - £93 & £91 Highwood, £90 Riding Farm

216.7p & 211.4p Highwood, 204.6p Riding Farm

Mule – £105 & £103 Quarry House, £102.50 Great Chesters, £98.50 Broomhall, £96.50 Great Chesters, £96 Quarry House (x2), £90.50 Townfoot & Hotbank, £88 Hotbank, £80 Highwood, £78.50 Bulls Hill & Townfoot, £75 Thornley Hall Farm & Hotbank

210.2p, 208.7 (x2) & 205.9p Quarry House, 205.3p & 205p Great Chesters, 201.1p Hotbank, 201p Broomhall, 200p Highwood, 196.3p Townfoot, 195.6p Hotbank, 192.6p Townfoot, 182.6p Bulls Hill

Blackface - £92.50 Great Chesters, £81 & £73 Hotbank

188.8p Great Chesters, 188.4p & 182.5p Hotbank

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 28th August 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their last store cattle sale in the month of August offered 180 store cattle to a strong ringside of buyers resulting in a dearer trade on the week by some margin.

Trade peaked at £1400 for a superb, forward Limousin cross steer at 22 months from Jeremy Dodds, High House Milbourne, closely followed by another similarly well-bred bullock at £1390 from John Urwin, Dovecote, Morpeth.

The dearest native breed beast was a hefty Angus bullock at 18 months from Messrs Watson, Holywell Farm that scaled to £1300 whilst first animal sold on the day; also an Angus cross steer from Messrs Younger and Stamp, Watch Hill, Morpeth followed at £1290. 

Heifer trade peaked at £1245 for a shapely Limousin cross lady from Anthony White, Low Staples, Hexhamshire and with females in demand Andy Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle sold a cracking yearling blue cross at £1240.  James Herdman brought forward another sought after run of Charolais and Limousin cattle from Edlingham Newtown and topped at £1300 for steers and £1230 for heifers averaging a mighty £1145 for four and fifteen sold respectively.

A smart run of youngsters from Messrs Gilhespy, Tedcastle, Bardon Mill peaked at £1130 for a steer with another at £1030 and their best heifer selling at £1000; all cattle being under ten months of age.

The auctioneers have customers for all classes of cattle and would invite entries from producers with cattle yet to reach the market.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1325 High House

Limousin x heifers - £1245 Low Staples, £1020 East Newham

British Blue x heifers – £980 East Newham

Angus x heifers – £1140 Throp Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1400 High House, £1390 Dovecote, £1180 South Farm, £1160 Edlingham Newtown, £1130 South Farm, £1120 Dovecote, £1085 Todhillwood, £1010 Hopefoot, £1000 & £980 , £975 Hopefoot, £910 Dovecote

British Blue x steers – £1080 South Farm 

Angus x steers – £1300 Holywell, £1290 Watch Hill, £1140 Holywell, £1100 Dalton Hill Head & Holywell, £1060 Dalton Hill Head

Simmental x steers – £1110 Dalton Hill Head, £1090 Thrunton Lowfield

Stabiliser x steers – £1040 & £1000 Hill Head

Limousin x heifers - £1230 Edlingham Newtown, £1140, £1100, £1060, £1020, £1010 & £990 East Newham, £980 Low Staples

Charolais x heifers – £955 Low Three Mark

British Blue x heifers – £1240 East Unthank

Angus x heifers – £1190 Watch Hill, £1055 Todhillwood, £1030 Watch Hill, £1015 Holystone, £1000 Redesmouth, £990 Holystone

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1340 & £1290 High House, £1230 Stotsfold, £1155 Holly Hill West & Stotsfold, £1125 Dovecote, £1100 Holly Hill West, £1080 Low Staples, £1050 & £1040 Holly Hill West, £990 & £960 Longlea, £950 Todhillwood, £920 Longlea

Charolais x steers – £1300, £1295 & £1215 Edlingham Newtown

Angus x steers – £1140 & £1090 Watch Hill, £1070, £1030 & £970 Redesmouth

Simmental x steers – £1195 Stotsfold, £1130 & £1120 Thrunton Lowfield, £1000 & £925 Longlea

Hereford x steers – £860 Three Farms

Limousin x heifers - £1200 Comb Hills, £1120 Edlingham Newtown, £1090 Throp Hill, £1050 Low Three Mark, £1030 & £1025 Longlea, £1010 Low Three Mark, £990 Comb Hills, £980, £965 & £960 Longlea, £930 Low Three Mark (x2) & Longlea (x2), £920 Longlea

Charolais x heifers – £1200 (x2), £1190, £1135 (x2) & £1100 Edlingham Newtown, £1080 Low Staples, £1070, £1000 & £980 Edlingham Newtown

Angus x heifers – £980 Redesmouth

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1130, £990, £935 & £910 Tedcastle

Charolais x steers – £1030 Tedcastle

Limousin x heifers - £1000 Tedcastle

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A much larger show of 1048 cast ewes and rams met stronger demand especially for hill and feeding types.

Topping the trade at £142 was a Texel Tup from M/s DL&V Coulson, South Charehead.

A pen of six Mules from M/s GA&JM Maw & Son, Beaumont House sold to £94

Blackface Ewes sold to £80 from M/s J Hunter & Sons, The Steel.

More continue to be wanted with thirteen buyers ringside this morning. Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £142 South Chareheads, £120 Burntongues, £106 Paxton Dene, £98 Burntongues

Texel x – £101 Burntongues, £98 High Fotherley & North Cocklake, £96 Fairspring, £92 Wittonshields & Rusheylaw, £91 Errington Red House, North Cocklake & Wittonshields, £90 High Knitsley, £88 Middle Horsleyhope, £86 Middle Horsleyhipe, £82 Burntongues, £81 Errington Red House, £80 Grange House & Middle Horsleyhope

Suffolk x – £104 & £97 Wittonshields, £95 Middle Horsleyhope, £93 Wittonshields, £89 Grange House, £87 Fairspring, £86 Grange House

Beltex x - £85 & £82 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester - £88 Clennell Hill

Cheviot – £78 Cottonshope, £72, £64 & £60 Embley

Mule – £94 Beaumont House, £87 Baal Hill, £86 Rusheylaw, £84 Beaumont House, £82 Burntongues, £80 Rowan Cottage, £79 East Farm, £78 The Steel & Errington Red House, £76 Rusheylaw, £75 Fallowfield

Blackface – £80 & £71.50 The Steel, £71 Rusheylaw, £66 The Steel, £58 Clennell, £56 North Cocklake & Rusheylaw

Swaledale – £60 East Unthank, £55 Allenshields, £47 East Plenmeller, £46 Allenshields

Herdwick - £58 Fairspring, £46 Waite Farm

Store Lambs

Hexham Mart held its weekly sale of 4491 catalogued store lambs.  After a terrible night on the lambs, trade would be sharper on the week with a fantastic average of £71.14 especially given the fact that 40% of the sale was made up of hill lambs!

More faces ringside with buyers again from the Midlands, Wales and Scotland present to ensure a swift trade.

Sale highlight came from two fantastic pens of Dutch Texel ewe lambs from the Lee family from Agars Hill, Whitfield. The first pen went on to sell for £165 and the second £122 in the conventional lambs.  Beltex lambs from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope sold to £111.  Mr Robson’s run of 24 Beltex x lambs went on to average £101.63

Another sale highlight was a pen of 53 Cheviot lambs from Mr JA Rogerson, Bellshiel, Otterburn selling to £70.  Blackface lambs were in great demand selling to £69.50 from JM&AR Robson Ltd, Hepple Whitefield.

To enter lambs for next week’s sale please call Drew or Jack or call the office 01434 605444 by 10am Tuesday for cataloging.

Texel x – £109 Birtley Old School, £97.50 Cheeseburn Grange, £94 Amos Hill, £92 Hepple Whitefield, £90 Bankfoot, £89.50 Birtley Old School, £89 Harsondale & Broadgates, £85 Low Carriteth & Cooper House, £84 Cockhall & Bolam Low Farm, £83.50 Nunstainton & Haining Hall, £83 Wittonshields & Woodlands, £82.50 Hepple Whitefield & Chapel House, £82 Waite Farm, Carrycoats, Low Carriteth, Loanend, East Flass, Cooper House & Cheeseburn Grange, £81.50 Waite Farm & Loanend, £81Meldon Lane House, Nunstainton & East Flass, £80.50 Low Carriteth & Rye Hill, £80 Bingfield East Quarter, Meldon Lane House, Nunstainton, Loanend (x2), Cockhall & Burnbank (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £165, £122 & £104.50 Agars Hill, £98 & £96 Willimoteswick, £93 Agars Hill, £91.50 & £86.50 Fallowfield, £84.50 Willimoteswick, £81 Fallowfield & Bridgeford, , £80.50 & £80 Fallowfield

Suffolk x – £87 & £86.50 Cooper House, £85 Hownsgill, £81 Hill Top, £80 Cheeseburn Grange, £79.50 Hownsgill, £78 Causey Burn, £76 Low Huntwell & Snabdough, £75 Broadgates

Beltex x - £111, £105, £100 & £96 Middle Horsleyhope

Cheviot x - £70 Bellshiel, £68.50 Mill Hill, £68 Lynnshield 

Cheviot Mule - £66.50 The Sneep, £66 Low Struthers

Mule – £80 Ouston, £76 Peat Gap, £73 Ouston & Park House, £71 Greencarts, £70 Cowden Burn, £69.50 Wolsingham Park, £69 Ambling Gate & Harsondale, £68.50 Tecket & Harsondale, £68 Brieredge

Blackface – £69.50 & £69 Hepple Whitefield, £64 Featherwood, £61 White House Birtley, £60 Crindledykes, £59.50 Hepple Whitefield, £58 White House Birtley

Swaledale - £46 Rattenraw

Hebridean - £20 Post Office Street

Crossbred – £84 Cooper House

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 26th August 2020

Scots Gap Primestock

Wednesday 26th August 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Mart sold 766 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale and in-line with other centres trade was noticeably dearer; up 18 ppk on the week. With all classes of lambs in super demand the sale peaked at £109 for a cracking heavyweight pure bred Texel lamb from Peter Milburn, Butterknowes bought for Worsley Meats by Paul Watson, Clitheroe, with no fewer than twenty lots selling over £100. A smart pen of 39kg Texel lambs peaked at 226.9 ppk selling to Lancashire Halal from Brian Charlton, East Newham.  The sale averaged £92.58 for 44.2kg with a SQQ figure of 213.7 ppk and more lambs could have been sold to advantage.

Leading Prices

Texel x – £109 Butterknowes, £106 High Baulk, £105 Tuthill, £104 Butterknowes (x 2) & Coldwell, £103 High Baulk & Rugley Walls, £101.50 Rugley Walls, £101 Pitland Hills, Bolam West Houses & Elrington Hall, £100 Rugley Walls, Little Harle & East White Hill, £99.50 Bolam West Houses, £99 Black Callerton, Coldwell & Bolam West Houses, £98.50 Rugley Walls

226.9p East Newham, 223.7p Fairnley (x2), 221.6p Dene House, 221.3p Butterknowes, 221.1p Fairnley, 220.7p Matfen High House & Well House, 220.2p Well House, 219.5p Fairnley, 219.2p High Baulk, 219.1p Little Harle, 218.8p Fairnley & Woodhall, 218.6p Matfen High House, 218.0p Fairnley, 217.9p Elrington Hall, 217.5p Matfen High House, 216.7p Little Harle, 216.3p Fairnley, 215.2p Black Callerton, 214.6p Black Callerton & East White Hill

Suffolk x – £104 Holling Hill, £101 Tuthill, £100 Flotterton & East White Hill, £99 Holling Hill, £98 Black Callerton, £95.50 Holling Hill & Elrington Hall

208.5p Black Callerton, 208.3p Flotterton, 206.1p Tuthill, 203.2p Holling Hill & Elrington Hall, 196.1p East White Hill

Mule - £101 Pitland Hills, £97.50 Pitland Hills, £91 Pitland Hills (x2), £89.50 Flotterton, £89 East White Hill

208.1p Flotterton, 207.5p Pitland Hills, 207.0p East White Hill, 206.8p Pitland Hills (x2), 204.1p Rookland

Blackface - £79.50 Rookland, £73 Rookland

198.8p Rookland, 197.3p Rookland

Charollais x – £95 South Farm,

202.1p South Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams

A good show of cast sheep were slightly easier topping at £102 for Texel Ewes also from Butterknowes. Mules peaked at £80 from East Newham and Blackies at £70 from Troughend. Entries are invited for next week and should be directed to Chris on 07808721957 or any of our auctioneers.

Texel x – £102 Butterknowes, £100 Butterknowes, £98 East Newham, £91 Butterknowes & East Newham, £90 Butterknowes (x2)

Suffolk x - £95 Rugley Walls

Cheviot Mule - £77 Butterknowes

Mule – £80 East Newham, £78 East Newham, £70 Rugley Walls, £69.50 Blackhalls, £68 The Riding

Blackface – £70 Dunns Houses, £60 The Riding & Dunns Houses, £53 The Riding

Swaledale - £40 Blackhalls

Teeswater - £56 Harrogate Cottages (x2)

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 25th August 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Mixed show of clean that sold to a high of 236.5ppk for a Limousin x heifer from M/s WH Davison & Son, Lough Green.

Limousin Heifers – £1333.44 Lough Green, £1318.46 Flotterton, £1297.31 Little Swinburne, £1291.83 Flotterton, £1270.01 Lough Green

236.5p & 231.5p Lough Green, 230.5p & 223.5p Flotterton, 190.5p Little Swinburne

Beef Shorthorn Heifers – £1247.78 & 196.5p Sherburn Tower

Cast Cows & OTM

A very respectful average of 136.4p/kg this week for the show present with a large entry of dairy and hill cows this week.  Trade for the better continental cows maintained last week’s extreme rates with a  Limousin x cow from Mrs R & Mrs MJ Lee, Harwood Shield selling to 177.5p/kg and grossing £1432.43

Blue Grey cows from M/s JRF Pattinson & Son, Hotbank sold to 121.5p/kg and grossed to £712.28.

OTM steers from Mr J Proctor, New Dotland sold to 173.5p/kg and £1263.08/ for a Saler x

Limousin – £1432.43 Harwood Shield, £1212.77 Low Ardley, £1151.88 Allenshields, £1121.18 Harle New Houses, £1086.75, £1083.67 & £1043.41 The Steel, £1021.11, £1000.24 & £990.35 South Kirkheaton, £894.30 Warksfield Head

177.5p Harwood Shield, 173.5p Low Ardley, 165.5p Allenshields, 161.5p The Steel

Angus -£1188.45 Holystone, £968.13 Hotbank, £919.56 Allenshields

150.5p Allenshields, 142.5p Stone Stile & Holystone

British Blue – £1166.73 Warksfield Head, £979.33 South Kirkheaton, £848.38 Harwood Shield, £830.11 Warksfield Head

153.5p South Kirkheaton, 147.5p Warksfield Head, 137.5p Harwood Shield, 128.5p Warksfield Head

Blonde - £1090.03 & 147.5p Stone Stile

Saler - £1263.08 New Dotland, £1139.39 & £1010.38 New Dotland

173.5p New Dotland, 147.5p & 143.5p New Dotland

Hereford - £875.09 & 128.5p South Kirkheaton

Whitebred Shorthorn - £719.28, £708.54 & £634.23 Hotbank

121.5p (x2) & 120.5p Hotbank

Galloway - £549.54 & 106.5p Hotbank

British Friesian - £636.03 & 95.5p Peepy

Holstein Friesian - £652.72, £632.70 & £537.23 Peepy

99.5p, 97.5p  & 92.5p Peepy

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Less lambs forward this week as is the case in many markets across the country.  The result was an unexpected 4p lift in the trade on the week with all classes keenly sought after.

Messrs Milburn, Loadman had another good pen of lambs selling to a top of £121 & £114 with Andrew Reay, West Moorhouses selling Beltex crosses to 248.7p

Texel x – £121, £114 & £110 Loadman, £109 The Hope, £108.50 Harwood Shield, £107.50 Loadman & Old Town, £107 (x2) The Hope, £106.50 Harwood Shield & Springwell, £105 St Oswalds, £104 West Moorhouses & Warksfield Head, £103 The Hope, St Oswalds & Kellah, £102.50 Burntongues, £102 The Hope & Kellah, £101 Milbourne Town Farm, £100 Little Swinburne & Great Chesters, £99.50 Milbourne High House, £99 East Wharmley, South Gunnerton, Old Town & Black Callerton, £98.50 High Eshells & Longlea, £97.50 Cheeseburn Grange, Fell Lane & Satley, £97 The Hope & Black Callerton, £96.50 Loadman, High Eshells, Little Swinburne & The Hope, £95.50 Great Chesters, St Oswalds & Grindon Hill, £95 The Hope, Fell Lane & Longlea, £94.50 Highwood, Little Swinburne & Warksfield Head (x2), £94 Burntongues, Longlea & East Uppertown, £93.50 Harwood Shield, Great Chesters, Satley (x2) & Flotterton, £93 Highwood, Little Swinburne, Harwood Shield & Kellah, £92.50 Milbourne High House, South Gunnerton (x2) & Springwell

247.6p Warksfield Head, 239.5p The Hope, 236.9p Milbourne High House, 236.3p East House, 232.6p Little Swinburne, 232.1p Fell Lane, 231p & 230.2p Black Callerton, 229.8p High Eshells, Little Swinburne & The Hope, 228.8p West Moorhouses, 226.2p The Hope, 223.2p High Eshells, 223.1p Sherburn Tower, 222.9p The Hope, 222.5p East House & West Moorhouses, 221.7p The Hope, 221.6p Cheeseburn Grange, 221.4p Highwood, 221.3p St Oswalds, 220.5p The Hope, 220.2p Milbourne High House, 220p Cheeseburn Grange, 219.8p Warksfield Head, 219.6p Milbourne Town Farm, 218.9p Longlea, 217.9p Flotterton, 217.5p East Newham, 216.7p Little Swinburne & West Moorhouses, 216.3p Little Swinburne, 215.9p Fell Lane, 214.3p Little Swinburne & Fell Lane, 212.8p Loadman, 212.5p Midgeholme, Kellah & Flotterton

Suffolk x – £104 & £102 Old Town, £101.50 Sunniside & Fairley, £100.50 Sunniside, £97.50 Sillywrea, £95 Fairley, £94.50 Sunniside, £94 Flotterton, £93 Sunniside, £92 Grindon Hill, £90.50 Sunniside, £90 Cheeseburn Grange & St Oswalds

207.5p Sillywrea, 207.1p, 205.7p, 205.4p & 205.1p Sunniside, 204.4p Flotterton, 202.1p Fairley, 197.9p & 197.7p Sunniside, 195.7p Cheeseburn Grange, 193.3p Black Hedley, 191.5p Fairley & St Oswalds, 190.7p Crescent Farm, 190p Grindon Hill, 189.8p Sillywrea

Beltex x – £114 & £104 West Moorhouses, £103.50 South Gunnerton, £98.50, £97.50 & £97 West Moorhouses

248.7p & 241.9p West Moorhouses, 240.7p South Gunnerton, 240.2p & 237.5p West Moorhouses, 227.5p St Oswalds

Mule - £87 & £80 Harwood Shield

173.9p & 170.6p Harwood Shield

Crossbred - £107 & 198.2p The Hope

Cast Ewes and Rams

Cast ewes sold to £90 for Texel x from The Board Inn.

Breeding Cattle | Friday 21st August 2020

Breeding Cattle

Within their Monthly Beef Breeding Sale the company offered three herd dispersals on behalf of well-respected herd master from The Tyne and Derwent Valleys.

The first, on behalf of Colin Litt, Paradise, Ruffside saw Heifers with Spring Born Calves at foot peak at £2450 for a smart Limousin x with a three quarter bred heifer calf at foot and a steady trade for all outfits throughout with the Thornton Tower bred three year old Limousin Stock Bull selling for 3500gns.

The second dispersal on behalf of Matt Findlay, High Farm, Hallington saw his first offering; a 2015 born Limousin Cross Cow with a Blue Cross Steer Calf at foot cash at £2500 and similarly a good trade was enjoyed throughout.  An Angus stock Bull, bred by Alan Lawson Hallington, was sold for 2100gns.

The third dispersal was that of the Autumn calving portion of the Halton Red House herd on behalf of Willie Patterson and these hfty types sold very well peaking at £2800 for a huge 2017 born seven eighths bred cow with a December born steer calf at foot.  Mr Patterson’s six year old Pedigree Limousin stock bull sold well to 4600gns topping a great days trading for all involved.

Bulls

Angus – 2400gns Berwick Hill

Beef Shorthorn – 1200gns West Emsley

Heifers & 2nd Calvers with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2650, £2550 (x2), £2200, £2150, £2100 & £2000 (x2) Mirlaw House

Angus -£2350 Mirlaw House

Beef Shorthorn - £2000 Mirlaw House

Dispersal – Mr CJ Litt, Paradise Farm

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2450, £2400 (x2), £2350 (x3), £2300, £2200, £2100 (x2), £2050 (x2), £2000, £1950, £1800 (x2), £1750, £1700, £1600, £1550 (x2) & £1500 (x2)

Angus – £2150

British Blue – £1550

In Calf Heifers

British Blue - £1550, £1500 & £1450 (x2)

Bull

Limousin – 3500gns

Dispersal – Mr MT Findlay, Hallington High Farm

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2500, £2200, £2100, £2000, £1950, £1900, £1800, £1750 (x2)£1700, £1600 (x3), £1500

Angus – £2500, £2050, £1800 (x2), £1650, £1600, £1550 & £1500

British Blue – £2000 (x2), £1900 (x2), £1800, £1700, £1650, £1550

Blonde - £1500

In Calf Cows

Limousin - £1400 & £1180

Angus - £1250

British Blue - £1500 & £1450

Bull

Angus – 2100gns

Dispersal – M/s W Patterson & Son, Halton Red House

Cows with Calves at Foot

Limousin – £2800, £2650, £2600, £2550 (x2), £2500, £2450 & £2100 (x2)

In Calf Heifers

Limousin - £2000, £1950, £1850 & £1700

Bull

Limousin – 4600gns

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 21st August 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered 390 head which included over 180 head of Angus, Hereford and Shorthorn cattle being the designated special monthly sale of such native breed types. 

Following on from a fantastic show of mainly three-quarter bred continental cross types at the 25th anniversary sale last week the company of buyers at ringside were treated to a different entry in terms of both quality and quantity.  A largely mixed show met with a steady demand although trade was, for a different class of cattle easier on the week.

Fitting then that the sale was topped by an Angus bullock at 24 months which realised £1340 from Brian Hodgson, Nampara, Bear Park followed closely at £1300 by a 28 month old heifer of the same breed from Messrs Potts, Ednorville, Crawcrook.

Continentals sold to £1270 for a big Simmental cross bullock at 24 months from Gordon Ridley, Moorgair, Slaley with heifers peaking at £1245 for a hefty Charolais cross at 17 months from Robin Oxley, Colwell Hill, Elsdon.

The best of the mid-age range cattle were undoubtedly a pen of five tremendous Angus cross steers from Michael Dixon, The Stobbs, Rochester at 16 months which attracted great attention and settled at £1260 to a Northallerton based buyer.

Cattle remain in demand at Hexham and producers with cattle on the cusp of being released onto the market are urged to contact our auctioneers who will be pleased to advise.

Leading prices;  

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1210 Blackhalls, £1120 South Farm

Angus x steers – £1340 Nampara, £1300 Horncastle, £1190 Nampara, £1170, £1130 & £1060 South Farm, £1050 Parkside, £1015 Bankfoot, £1000 Redesmouth

Simmental x steers – £1270 & £1180 Moorgair

Galloway steers – £900 Fallowlees

Blue Gray Steers - £870 Fallowlees

Charolais x heifers – £1095 Hedley West

British Blue x heifers – £920 South Farm

Angus x heifers – £1300 Ednorville, £1200 South Farm, £1190 Redesmouth, £1175 (x2) South Farm, £1155 Redesmouth, £1150, £1145 & £1100 South Farm, £1070 Ednorville, £1010 Redesmouth, £1000 South Farm

Beef Shorthorn heifers – £1100 Gallaw Hill

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers – £1140 & £1130 Yatesfield, £1120 Low Three Mark, £1090 North Cocklake, £1080 South Farm, £1050 Yatesfield, £1000 North Cocklake

Charolais x steers – £1200, £1195 & £1145 Colwell Hill

Angus x steers – £1290 Parkside, £1250 Church Farm, £1200 Yatesfield, £1125 Redesmouth, £1110 Blackhalls, £1085 Nampara & Redesmouth, £1080 Partridge Nest & Redesmouth, £1070 Nampara & Redesmouth, £1040 South Farm, £1000 & £960 Smithsteads

Simmental x steers – £1240, £1220, £1210, £1190 & £1100 Satley, £1020 Hedley West

South Devon steers – £960 The Deans

Beef Shorthorn steers - £10710 Gallaw Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1190 Stoneygate, £1185 Stotsfold, £1155 & £1100 Stoneygate, £1025 Yatesfield, £980 North Cocklake

Charolais x heifers – £1245, £1230, £1140 & £1090 Colwell Hill, £1010 Moorgair

Angus x heifers – £1140 The Deans, £1000 Horncastle, £970 Hedley West, £950 The Deans, £900 Partridge Nest, Pottsdurtrees & Smithsteads

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1265 Grange House, £1255 Yatesfield, £1220 Church Farm, £1190 Thrunton Lowfield & Yatesfield (x2), £1125 Yatesfield, £1120 Dykehead, £1090 Low Three Mark & East Flass, £1080 Beamwham (RD), £1070 North Cocklake, £1060 Brandon & China Hall, £1050 Yatesfield, £1020 East Flass, £990 & £985 China Hall, £960 Grange House

Charolais x steers – £1225 Throp Hill, £1205 & £1200 Colwell Hill, £1190 & £1170 Thrunton Lowfield, £1155 Colwell Hill, £1140 Brandon

British Blue x steers – £1155 Grange House

Angus x steers – £1260 The Stobbs, £1175 Yatesfield, £1155 Parkside, £1125 Yatesfield, £1110 Yatesfield, The Deans & Church Farm, £1080 The Stobbs, £1075 Parkside, £1065 Hedley West, £1050 East Flass, £1030 The Deans, £1010 & £1000 Throp Hill, £990 Bankfoot, £985 Throp Hill, £970 Bankfoot

Simmental x steers – £1165, £1090 & £1085 Brandon, £1045 Blue Gables, £1025 & £980 Brandon

South Devon steers – £1040 & £980 The Deans

Luing steers - £1155, £1050, £1000, £990 & £970 Brandon

Hereford x steers - £990, £960 & £955 Nookton

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1120, £1040, £1030 (x2), £1020 & £1015 Gallaw Hill

Belted Galloway steers - £950 Gallaw Hill

Limousin x heifers - £1235 Brandon, £1060 Brandon & Holly Hill West, £1040 Yatesfield, £1030 Holly Hill West, £1000 Brandon, £980 Yatesfield, £975 Brandon, £970 Brandon & Stotsfold (x2)

Charolais x heifers – £980 Thrunton

Angus x heifers – £1100 Yatesfield, £1060 Thrunton, £960 Yatesfield, £930 Hedley Park

Simmental x heifers – £940 Rock

Beef Shorthorn heifers – £900 Hedley Park

Cattle 10 months and under

British Blue x steers – £1040 Light Birks

Angus x steers – £910 Rock

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A larger show of Cast Ewes and Rams met stronger demand, especially for the stronger, fitter, end.

Topping the sale at £120 was a Beltex x ewe from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope.

Mules topped at £107 from Mr J Proctor, New Dotland.

Grazing ewes of all kinds were easy to cash.

More wanted to meet demand.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel – £116 Stobby Lea, £92 Lords Lot

Texel x – £118 Little Whittington & Hill House, £117 Aydonshields, £115 Lords Lot, £114 Middle Horsleyhope, £106 New Dotland, £104 Needless Hall, £100 Horton Low House, £97 High Fotherley & Midgeholme, £96 Agars Hill, Aydonshields (x2) & Midgeholme, £92 Little Whittington, £90 Wydon, £89 High Fotherley & Lords Lot, £88 Horton Low House

Suffolk x – £102 Middle Horsleyhope, £90 High Fotherley & Midgeholme

Beltex x - £120 Middle Horsleyhope, £112 Needless Hall, £95 Middle Horsleyhope, £94 Agars Hill, £92, £91 & £90 (x2) Needless Hall, £89 Middle Horsleyhope, £88 Needless Hall

Cheviot – £67 Low Houselope & Demesne Cottage

Mule – £107 New Dotland, £90 Horton Low House, £88 Kirkley Hall, £85 Lords Lot, £84 Aydonshields, £79 & £76 Little Whittington

Blackface – £65 Townfoot, £44 Penpeugh

Swaledale – £58 Buckshot & Park House

Crossbred – £110 Stobby Lea, £82 Hill House, £75 Pasture House

Store Lambs

A fantastic entry of 4213 store lambs this week but a very mixed show of lambs on offer with lots of longer keeping sorts making up the numbers.  Trade for the better end of lambs would maintain previous weeks rate but the longer keeping lambs would be easier on the week.

Sale highlight would be a fantastic run of lambs from Mr B Storey, Woodhead that sold to £150 for a pen of 30 ewe lambs.  The other two pens of conventional lambs sold to £109 and £107 making the run of 72 lambs average £125.47

More Mule lambs present this week and now starting to get down the cut with Mules averaging £68 this week selling to £74 from Mrs R & Mr MJ Lee, Harwood Shield.

Start of the Blackface lambs this week with a pen of 70 lambs from Featherwood selling to £56.

For entries for next week please call Drew and Jack on 07854361967 or 07739440457

Texel - £78 Hopesley House

Texel x – £112 Whiteside Birtley (x2), £97 Amos Hill, £93 Whiteside Birtley & White House Birtley, £92 Brieredge, £87 Greenchesters, Snitter (x2) & Burdonside, £86 Girsonfield, £84.50 Westwood, £84 Chesterwood, £83 Settlingstones & Burdonside, £82.50 Stotsfold, £82 Fairshaw Crescent & Waite Farm, £81.50 Brieredge, £81 Amos Hill, £80.50 Snitter & Low Wiserley, £80 White House Birtley, Stobby Lea & Amos Hill

Dutch Texel x - £150, £109 & £107 Woodhead, £102 Penpeugh, £85 Haggate

Suffolk x – £77.50 Low Struthers & Burdonside, £77 Hill Top, £75.50 Hepple Whitefield, £75 Hill House

Beltex (pure) - £90 Needless Hall

Beltex x - £86 (x2) & £83.50 Needless Hall, £78 Catless

Cheviot x - £71 Brieredge, £69 Demesne Cottage

Cheviot Mule - £74.50 Tarefield, £73.50 (x2) & £73 West Mill Hills

Mule – £74 Harwood Shield, £73.50 North Hanging Wells, £72 Castle Nook, £71 Penpeugh, Burnbank & Short Thorns, £70 Burnbank & Tecket

Blackface – £56 & £51.50 Featherwood

Swaledale – North Hanging Wells

Herdwick - £66 Fairshaw Crescent

Jacob - £64 Catless

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 19th August 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Auction Mart sold 969 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale representing yet another huge increase on the year.

Trade was, as with other centres, back on the week with buyers at the ringside remarking on a percentage of the lambs presented requiring further finishing.

The best end of well fleshed lambs still sold well and peaked at £98 for heavyweight texel crosses from Brian Miller, Harnham and at 213 ppk from Dave Brodie, The Chesters for similar sorts.

Leading Prices

Texel x £98 Harnham Cottages £97 The Fawns, £96 The Chesters, £95 Elf Hills, Black Callerton, The Chesters, Catcherside, £94.50 Elf Hills, £94 & £93.50 Bavington Hill Head, £93 Coldwell, White Hill,The Fawns (Twice), Dene House, £92.50 Catcherside, £92 East White Hill, £91.50 Harnham Cottages, £91 West Grange, £90.50 Buteland, £90 Low Chesterhope, The Chesters (Twice)

213.3p The Chesters, 212.5p East Newham, 212.2p The Fawns, 211.4p The Fawns(Twice), 210p Dykehead, 208.5p The Fawns, 204.6p The Chesters, 202.3p Buteland, 202.1p Catcherside, 201.2p Dykehead, 200.0p East White Hill & Black Callerton, 198.9p Harnham Cottages, 197.9p Elf Hills, 197.8p Dykehead, 197.7p Harnham Cottages & Black Callerton, 197.6p Harnham Cottages (Twice) , Low Chesterhope Farm , East Newham,& Black Callerton, 196.8p Catcherside

Suffolk  £95 &, £87 Brixter Hill, £86.50 Rugley Walls, £85.50 Dene House, £85 Rugley Walls,£80 Black Callerton & Dene House

192.3p Holystone, 192.2p Rugley Walls, 184.2p Great Bavington, 183.3p Holystone, 181.3p Brixter Hill, 180.9p Rugley Walls

Mule £91 Brixter Hill – 171.7p

Cheviot Mule £93.50 Holystone – 191.5p

Cast Ewes & Rams

A good show of both in-by and Hill bred cast ewes once again sold well to our active buyers peaking at £107 for NC Cheviots from M/s Conley, Barrasford Green and at £106 for texel crosses from M/s Murdoch, Duck Lane Farm Bedfordshire. Mule ewes sold to £88 from the same home and big hexham type blackface ewes sold to £74 from Airey Brothers, Brownchesters.

Leading Prices

Suffolk x £100 Brownchesters

Texel x  £106 & £98 Duck Lane Farm & Rugley Walls,£96 Duck Lane Farm, £92 Brownchesters

 Mule £88 Duck Lane Farm, £84 Brownchesters £74.50 & £63.50 Duck Lane Farm

Cheviot Mule:£88 & £84 Barrasford Green

Blackface: £74 & £62 Brownchesters

Swale: £56 Brownchesters

North Country Cheviot £107, £93, £88 Barrasford Green

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 18th August 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Four nice clean heifers from father and son fat cattle producers, Chris and Andrew Johnson of Paxton Dene sold to a high of 237.5p/kg and £1255.50

Limousin Heifers – £1255.50, £1226.26, £1207.82 & £1092.50 Paxton Dene

237.5p, 232.5p & 230.5p (x2) Paxton Dene

Cast Cows & OTM

A fantastic trade for cast cows this week even with some very lean sorts amongst the line up!  Hexham’s reputation for selling good commercial cows is increasing week on week in the North East with four cows selling in excess of £1310.

M/s J Lee & Sons, Morley Hill, Whitfield sold British Blue x cows to £1474.69, whilst M/s W&JA Longlands, Rusheylaw enjoyed a fantastic trade selling to £1457.53

C&C Farming, Flotterton Cottage sold a smart Limousin x cow to 194.5p/kg

Many plainer cows selling in excess of 135p/pk ensuring an average this week of 148.20p/kg which is 15p/kg more than most centres yesterday and many more could have been sold.  We seek more and more cows weekly.

For entries and enquiries please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1293.29 Flotterton, £1241.18 Rusheylaw, £1232.25 Dunns Houses, £1193.26 Hallington High Farm, £1188.40 Flotterton Cottage

194.5p Flotterton Cottage, 167.5p Rusheylaw, 165.5p Hallington Hill Farm, 163.5p Flotterton, 161.5p Dunns Houses

Charolais – £1457.53 & 168.5p Rusheylaw

Angus -£1266.54 & £970.26 Flotterton, £867.18 Hallington High Farm, £840.75 Great Bavington

154.5p & 151.5p Flotterton, 147.5p Great Bavington, 145.5p Hallington High Farm

British Blue – £1474.69 Morley Hill, £1347.24 Rusheylaw, £1123.20 & £1096.20 Hallington High Farm

180.5p Morley Hill, 175.5p Hallington High Farm, 167.5p Low West House, 163.5p Rusheylaw, 157.5p & 150.5p Hallington High Farm

Simmental - £1316.70 Allendale Farm, £926.83 Morley Hill

157.5p Allendale Farm, 141.5p Morley Hill

Beef Shorthorn - £1031.73 & 144.5p Blueburn

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Another big show (2147) of lambs forward but not as good an overall show on the week.  Best sorts still very good to sell but plainer kinds, especially those lacking flesh, were harder work.  The overall average, whilst less, still finished in excess of £2 per kilo

Top price of 284.2p was for a superb pen of Beltex x lambs from Andrew Reay, West Moorhouses.  Loadman sold to a top per head at £114 and £111

Texel x – £114 & £111 Loadman, £107 East Wharmley, £106.50 Loadman, £105 & £104.50 Quarry House, £103 Quarry House (x3) & South Farm, £101.50 Partridge Nest, £101 Town Farm, £, £100 East Wharmley, West Moorhouses, Lough Green, Baal Hill, Springwell Cottage, Loadman & Town Farm, £98.50 Thockrington & Loadman, £98 East Wharmley & Low Brunton, £97 East Wharmley & Thockrington, £96.50 High Eshells, Little Swinburne & Springwell Cottage, £96 East Wharmley, Grange House & Low Eshells, £95.50 Low West House, West Shields & Cawfields, £95 East Wharmley, Little Swinburne, Aydonshields & Warksfield Head, £94.50 Loadman, Town Farm & Springwell, £94 St Oswalds, Round Meadows (x2), Little Swinburne, Lough Green & South Gunnerton, £93.50 Tedcastle, Burn Tongues & Springwell Cottage, £93 Rare Dean

248.8p Quarry House, 248.7p East Wharmley, 240.5p West Moorhouses & Town Farm, 238.1p West Moorhouses & Lough Green, 237.8p East Wharmley, 235.4p Little Swinburne, 234.1p South Gunnerton, 231.7p Little Swinburne, 228.6p Grange House, 228.3p Quarry House, 227.4p Low West House, 223.8p Lough Green & Little Swinburne, 223.2p Little Swinburne, 222.5p Low Eshells, 220.7p Partridge Nest, 220.2p East Wharmley, 220p West Moorhouses, 219.2p St Oswalds, 219.1p East Wharmley, 218.3p West Moorhouses, 217.9p Aydonshields, 217.8p East Wharmley, 216.7p Midgeholme, 215.9p East Wharmley, 215.4p East Newham & Partridge Nest

Dutch Texel x – £97 Willimoteswick, £96.50 & £95.50 Burntongues, £95 (x2) & £90 Willimoteswick, £88 Burntongues

232.9p Burntongues, 231p & 262.2p Willimoteswick, 214.6p Burntongues, 214.3p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £102 Baal Hill, £98.50 & £95 Thockrington, £93.50 Thockrington & Rare Dean, £93 Bingfield & Thockrington, £92.50 China Hall, £92 Thockrington, £91 Brownsleazes, £90.50 Bingfield & Woodlands Hall, £90 Fairspring & Lunns House

208.1p Bingfield, 204.7p South Gunnerton, 202.2p & 201.2p Bingfield Farm, 201.1p Brownsleazes & China Hall, 200p Baal Hill, 197.8p Brownsleazes, 197.5p Merryshields, 196.7p Bingfield, 195.2p Thornley Hall Farm, 194.8p Rare Dean, 193.9p Codlaw Hill, 193.8p Thockrington, 192.6p Woodlands Hall, 191.7p Thockrington, 190.9p Woodlands Hall

Beltex x – £108 Low West House, West Moorhouses & Quarry House, £107 Low West House, £106 West Moorhouses, £104 Low West House & West Moorhouses, £103 Low West House, £100 West Moorhouses, £98 West Moorhouses, £97 St Oswalds, £96 West Moorhouses, £94 (x2), £92 & £90 Low West House

284.2p West Moorhouses, 274.4p & 263.4p Low West House, 263.2p West Moorhouses, 260p Low West House & West Moorhouses, 258.5p West Moorhouses, 257.1p Quarry House, 251.2p Low West House, 246.2p & 245p West Moorhouses, 241p Low West House, 236.6p St Oswalds, 230.8p & 229.3p Low West House, 229p South Gunnerton, 228.2p Highford, 224.4p Low West House, 220p Highford, 217.1p St Oswalds, 200p Grange House

Charollais x – £83 & 193p Low Barns

Bleu D’Maine x - £94 & 223.8p Lough Green

Kerry Hill - £97, £92.50 & £80 Tedcastle

196.8p & 183p Tedcastle

Cheviot x - £74 & 194.7p Edges Green

Cheviot Mule - £80 & 190.5p Riding Farm

Mule - £94.50 & £93.50 Quarry House, £91.50 Bulls Hill, £91 Bulls Hill & Warksfield Head, £88 Brownsleazes, £85 Warksfield Head, £83.50 Cowden Burn

200p Brownsleazes, 198.9p Quarry House, 194.7p Bulls Hill, 194.2p Cowden Burn, 189.3p Riding Farm, 188.1p Bulls Hill, 185.3p Quarry House, 184.8p Warksfield Head

Blackface - £71.50 7 188.2p Edges Green

Jacob - £60.50 Low Barns

Cast Ewes and Rams

 Ewes sold to a top of £64 from Crescent Farm.

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 14th August 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their Special prize show and sale of store cattle to celebrate the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the opening of the new mart premises on Tyne Green which took place in 1995 and the modern, four ring auction complex is still as pristine and fit for purpose today as it was quarter of a century ago.

The company are very proud of the complex and the way in which it brings together farmers from across the region with those from further-a-field in the provision of a first class auction. Indeed it is the auction ring which continues to lead as the optimum method by which to market livestock of all classes as proven in recent months against the uncertainty of Covid-19 when the resilience of the system has been evident with values at a constant high.

The prize show was kindly sponsored by long-standing supporters of this sale; Hodgson Toyota (Newcastle) and Zoetis Animal Health and the company are grateful for their continued association with this important day on the calendar.  The show was conducted under strict guidelines with the health and safety of all involved paramount at all times and presiding as master judge was Mr Steven Dale, Helperby, York; a steadfast buyer round the Hexham ring and one that purchased the very first store beast sold through the new mart twenty=five years ago. 

Twenty-five top quality cattle were put before the judge by noted breeders and exhibitors from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria and North Yorkshire and Mr Dale commented that the quality on show was a delight to behold.  Having worked through some hard fought preliminary breed classes a shortlist of the judges three favoured class winners were brought forward to contest the overall championship; three sleek black types which had all been bred by their exhibitors.

After fair consideration and due regard for the finer points of all three animals the judge awarded the Supreme Championship to the first prize Limousin cross steer from John Smith-Jackson, High Town, Haltwhistle who also scooped the JW Smith-Jackson Perpetual Challenge Cup presented in 2002 in memory of his late father for the best calf bred by the exhibitor.  The family name is now engraved on the trophy nine times since the initial presentation, by far and away the most prolific and undoubtedly a proud accomplishment for the nationally renowned cattle showman.   

The reserve champion rosette was awarded to a similarly well-presented and shapely black Limousin cross heifer which had shone in her previous class of no-fewer than 11 exhibits which had been bred by Roly Carr, Little Bavington.  Bred from Mr Carrs best pedigree British Blue cow the heifer was strongly fancied however it was the High Town bullock that was favoured by noted steer finisher ‘Ben’ Dale.

Prize Show

Native or Other Continental x Steer

First Prize               Holywell (AAx)

Second Prize         Holywell (AAx)

Third Prize             Holywell (Her x)

Charolais x Steer

First Prize               Coldwell

Second Prize         Coldwell

Charolais x Heifer

First Prize               Old Deanham

British Blue x Steer

First Prize               Ricknall Grange

Second Prize         Harwood Shield

Limousin x Steer

First Prize               High Town

Second Prize         Ricknall Grange

Third Prize             Harwood Shield

Limousin x Heifer

First Prize               Little Bavington

Second Prize         Swarland Old Hall

Third Prize             The Knarr

Best Calf Bred by Exhibitor

M/s Smith-Jackson – High Town – Limousin x Steer

Overall Champion

M/s Smith-Jackson – Hightown – Limousin x Steer

Reserve Overall Champion

M/s Carr, Little Bavington – Limousin x Heifer

A superb catalogue of 743 head of top quality cattle, increased by over 100 head on the year attracted buyers from all over the country and the high rates attained at Hexham in recent weeks were not only maintained but surpassed to the delight of vendors, many of whom reported increases in excess of £100 over and above levels seen at the special spring sales.

The pinnacle of the sale was at 12 noon when the champion and reserve were brought under the hammer and both animals were sought after. The champion quickly travelled to £1500 and seemed to settle yet a late flourish of bidding saw the bullock climb to £1580 being knocked down to weekly buyer at Hexham Ian Bowe, Northallerton.   It was however the reserve champion heifer, perhaps with the option of a future in the breeding herd that topped the sale also travelling in a flash to a similar ‘mid-way’ halt then lifting again to change hands at £1650 and being taken home by Messrs Robinson, East Alwent, Darlington.

With finished prices at their highest for some time the air of expectation for a buoyant trade was proven with trade setting off at a pace and remaining so for the duration of the day.  Older, forward cattle peaked at £1450, twice, for two pairs of strong bullocks – two limmys and two blues from Robert Gray, Low Hall, Amble whilst heifers topped at £1440 from Matt Findlay, Hallington High; a great advertisement for the sale of his Suckler herd of fifty cows here at Hexham next Friday the 21st August.

Older Angus cross sorts also sold well and peaked at £1380 for a big heifer from Messrs Metcalf, Fairley and also later for a hefty bullock from Messrs Tweddle, Springwell proving native cattle still command a premium at Hexham.

The bulk of cattle sold on the day were in the 12-15 month age bracket and highlights here were plentiful and too numerous to mention in full.  Gordon & Julie Sedgewick Ricknall Grange sold the best of their offering; an outstanding home-bred British Blue cross bullock at 14 months which traded well at £1490 to Andrew Whitwell, Bolster Moor, Huddersfield whilst Messrs Reed, The Knarr, Brampton sold their third prize Limousin heifer at £1360 to Declan Foley, Capheaton.

The youngest class; those at ten months of age and under were likewise in big demand and these were topped; for both steers and heifers by Messrs Proctor, Swarland Old Hall.  The noted pedigree bull breeders presented a pure bred steer which scaled to a staggering £1335 whilst a heifer sister levelled at £1290.  Messrs Lee, Harwoodshield followed with a trademark well-bred steer that cashed at £1275 whilst Colleen MacDonald, Light Birks topped the blue section with a steer at £1245.

A simply magnificent show of quality met with a trade to match at Hexham and the auctioneers would like to thank both vendors and purchasers alike.  Producers with cattle yet to reach the marketplace are urged to contact our team to take advantage of these rates and we draw the attention of herdmasters to the August beef breeding sale next week which will include three herd dispersals from Messrs Litt, Paradise; Messrs Findlay, Hallington High and Messrs Patterson, Halton Red House. Details are available from the Mart Offices on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1400 Lunns House, £1360 Hay A Park, £1350 Lunns House, £1280 Luns House (x2) & Hay A Park, £1230 Old Deanham, £1210 Hay A Park, £1200 Dovecote, £1190 Old Deanham, £1050 Dovecote

Limousin x heifers - £1350, £1240, £1170 & £1150 Watling Bungalow, £1140, £1100 & £1020 Old Deanham

British Blue x steers – £1290, £1240 & £1190 High Farm

British Blue x heifers - £1440 & £1235 High Farm, £1130 Slealands, £1100 High Farm, £1090 Old Deanham & High Farm (x2), £1000 High Farm

Simmental x steers – £1370 High Farm

Angus x steers - £1370 & £1300 Fairley, £1290 Bankfoot (x2), £1280 Fairley (x2) & Bankfoot, £1270 Bankfoot (x2), £1250 Fairley, £1240 High Farm, £1230 Fairley, £1180 High Farm

Angus x heifers – £1290, £1250, £1140 & £1110 Fairley

Hereford x heifers - £1000 Old Deanham

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1370 Hay A Park, £1240 Grange Farm, £1210 Coldwell, £1200 Hay A Park, £1140 Springwell

Charolais x heifers – £1320 Old Deanham, £1200 Tenter House, £1100 Grange Farm

Limousin x steers – £1360 Lunns House, £1330 High Alderheads & Low Hall, £1310 & £1300 Low Hall, £1280 Hay A Park, £1270 Lunns House, £1250 Low Middleton, £1240 Old Deanham, Dovecote & Low Hall, £1230 Coldwell, £1220 Dovecote, £1200 Dovecote & Hay A Park, £1190 Hay A Park, £1170 Dovecote (x2), £1130 Low Haswell (x2), £1090 Hay A Park & Low Haswell, £1070 Low Haswell, £1030 & £1000 (x2) Dovecote

Limousin x heifers – £1400 Steel Hall, £1300 Low Hall, £1280 Crowhall & Steel Hall, £1270 Paradise Farm, £1260 Old Deanham, £1240 & £1230 Crowhall, £1210 & £1160 Cheviot, £1100 Cheviot, Crowhall (x2) & Low Haswell, £1085 Paradise Farm, £1080 Stoneygate, £1070 & £1055 Woodhead, £960 Crowhall & Low Haswell

Blonde x steers – £1050 Hay A Park

British Blue x steers - £1030 Springwell

Simmental x steers – £1280 Hill Head, £1270 Hay A Park, £1150 Springwell, £1060 Hill Head

Angus x steers -£1380 Springwell, £1360 Low Hall (x2), £1290 Holystone, £1285 Church Farm, £1280 Holystone, £1260 Hill Head, £1255 Church Farm, £1230 Hill Head & Holystone, £1180 Hill Head, £1170 & £1140 (x2)Springwell, £1070 Buteland

Angus x heifers – £1380 Fairley, £1360, £1220, £1170 & £1110 High Fotherley, £1040 Fairley, £1000 Buteland, £960 Tursdale House, £955 & £890 Buteland

Hereford x steers - £1195 Church Farm, £1160, £1080, £1050 & £980 Hay A Park

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1340 & £1290 Coldwell, £1265 Tenter House, £1190 Coldwell & Grange Farm, £1145 Tenter House, £1140 & £1130 Grange Farm, £1115 Thornley Hall, £1100 & £1060 (x2) Grange Farm, £1050 & £1040 Thornley Hall Farm

Charolais x heifers - £1175 Tenter House, £1100 & £1080 Thornley Hall Farm, £1070 Grange Farm (x2), £1030, £970 & £900 Thornley Hall Farm

Limousin x steers – £1580 High Town, £1450 Low Hall, £1370 Steel Hall, £1340 Low Haswell, £1330 & £1310 Low Hall, £1300 Low Eshells, £1290 Armond Carr, £1285 Steel Hall, £1275 Armond Carr, £1260 Ricknall Grange, £1240 Holly Hill West, £1225, £1220 & £1205 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1200 Low Middleton, £1190 Little Bavington & Harwood Shield, £1165 Armond Carr, £1160 Holly Hill West, Armond Carr, Comb Hills & Woodhall, £1155 Tenter House & Wallend, £1150 High Alderheads & Hollin Close, £1140 Holly Hill West, £1130 Old Deanham & Tenter House, £1120 Low Eshells & Wallend, £1115 Howburn & Woodhead, £1110 Little Bavington, Ricknall Grange & Low Eshells, £1095 Woodhead, £1090 Howburn, Hollin Close & Armond Carr, £1080 Low Middleton, Laings Hill, Low Eshells & Tenter House, £1070 Howburn, Woodhead & Whiteside Haltwhistle (x2), £1060 Laings Hill, Hollin Close, Low Eshells & Wallend, £1050 Linacres, £1030 Comb Hills, £1010 Ricknall Grange & Wallend, £990 China Hall, Birtleyshield, Wallend & Linacres, £980 Low Middleton, Ricknall Grange & Dyke Nook, £975 Woodhead, £975 Woodhead, £960 Low Eshells, £950 Birtleyshield, £930 Birtleyshield & Round Meadows, £910 Dovecote

Limousin x heifers – £1650 Little Bavington, £1360 The Knarr, £1350 Little Swinburne, £1335 Thornley Hall Farm, £1320 & £1310 (x2) Little Swinburne, £1300 Comb Hills, £1290 Nackshiven & Little Bavington, £1280 Crowhall, £1270 Nackshiven, £1245 Middle Heads, £1240 Wallend, £1230 Little Swinburne, £1220 Crowhall, Nackshiven (x2) & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1200 Little Swinburne & Harwood Shield, £1190 Little Bavington & Paradise Farm, £1180 Little Swinburne, £1165 Tenter House, £1150 Crowhall, £1145 Laings Hill, £1140 Low Eshells, £1130 Woodhead & Low Eshells, £1125 Middle Heads, £1120 Nackshiven & Woodhead, £1110 Crowhall & Woodhead, £1100 Crowhall & Little Swinburne (x2), £1090 Steel Hall (x2) & Wallend (x2), £1080 Nackshivan (x2), Low Eshells, Paradise Farm & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1070 Crowhall, Woodhead & Low Eshells, £1065 Steel Hall, £1060 Watling Bungalow & Nackshiven, £1050 Watling Bungalow & Nackshiven, £1045 Tenter House, £1040 Westerheugh, Little Bavington & Ricknall Grange, £1035 Comb Hills, £1030 Laings Hill, Woodhead, Low Eshells & Wallend, £1025 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1020 Westerheugh, £1010 Crowhall, £1000 Crowhall, Nackshiven & Woodhall, £995 Linacres, £990 Middle Heads & Crowhall, £985 Low Eshells, £980 Ricknall Grange, £970 Nackshiven, Steel Hall & Paradise Farm, £960 Linacres & Middle Heads, £945 Little Bavington & Woodhead, £940 Thornley Hall Farm & Whiteside Haltwhistle, £930 Laings Hill, £915 Round Meadows, £910 Low Haswell & Laings Hill

Blonde x steers – £1370 & £1320 Brownsleazes

Blonde x heifers – £1290 Brownsleazes

British Blue x steers – £1490 Ricknall Grange, £1450, £1290 & £1180 Low Hall,£1080 Harwood Shield, £1060 Little Bavington, £940 Woodhall, £910 Little Bavington

British Blue x heifers – £1070 Ricknall Grange, £1060 Little Bavington, £900 Ricknall Grange

Simmental x steers – £1140 Old Deanham

Simmental x heifers – £1300, £1170, £1160, £1130, £1120, £1100 & £1020 (x2) High Fotherley

Saler x steers - £980 Comb Hills

Angus x steers – £1270, £1190 & £1160 Aydonshields, £1100 Buteland, £1090 Grange Farm & Buteland £1080 Low Eshells & Buteland, £1065 Buteland £1000 Low Eshells, £990 Buteland, £945 & £935 East Butsfield, £910 Tursdale House

Angus x heifers – £1170, £1100 & £1085 High Fotherley, £1030 Watling Bungalow, £1000 Grange Farm

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1000 & £970 Wydon, £940 Edges Green, £850 Wydon

Limousin x steers – £1335 Swarland Old Hall, £1275 Harwood Shield, £1125 Edges Green, £1115 Pitland Hills, £1110 & £1100 Harwood Shield, £1095 Woodhall, £1080 Swarland Old Hall, £1080 Harwood Shield, £1070 Pitland Hills, £1060 Edges Green (x2), £1045 Linacres, £1040 Swarland Old Hall, £1010 Dyke Nook, £1000 Linacres & Round Meadows, £990 Pitland Hills & Dyke Nook (x2), £940 Birtleyshield, £930 Burnbank, £920 Dyke Nook & Linacres, £910 Round Meadows & Burnbank, £905 Howburn, £900 Pitland Hills & Burnbank

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Swarland Old Hall, £1100 Whiteside Haltwhistle, £1075 Paradise, £995 Woodhall, £960 Dyke Nook, £915 Burnbank, £910 China Hall & Round Meadows, £900 & £890 Dyke Nook

British Blue x steers – £1245 Light Birks, £1085 Harwood Shield, £900 Light Birks

British Blue x heifers – £960 Light Birks

Angus x steers – £930 & £840 New Rift

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A good show of Cast Ewes and Rams again met a strong trade with nine buyers around the ring.

A pair of Texel ewes from M/s JR&A Mews, Chapel House sold for £132

Mule ewes sold to £92 for a pen of 8 from M/s H Huddleston, Round Meadows.

Cheviot ewes sold to £93 from M/s L&BN Urwin, Lynnshield.

More wanted for next week, please contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £132 Chapel House, £100 Thornley Hall Farm

Texel x –£116 Greenside, £111 Kirkley Hall, £102 Chapel House & Harewalls, £100 Round Meadows, £97 Thornley Hall Farm, £96 Agars Hill, £94 Agars Hill & Grange House, £90 Harewalls, £89 Grange House, £88 Harewalls, & Percy Arms

Suffolk x – £96 Cheviot & Grange House, £86 Thornton Tower

Leicester - £94 Round Meadows, £91 Stotsfold

Cheviot – £93 Lynnshield

Mule – £92 Round Meadows, £91 Cheviot, £88 Thornton Tower, £85 Errington Red House, Grange House & Round Meadows, £84 Errington Red House, £83 Harewalls, £80 Stotsfold, £79 Well House

Blackface – £58 Thornton Tower

Swaledale – £74 Round Meadows

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its 25th Anniversary Prize Show and Sale of 3433 catalogued Store Lambs.  This year the show was very ably judged by Mr Alan Bell, Thelthwaite Farm, Dalston.  Credit must go to our faithful vendors’ because it must be said that had to be the best show of lambs seen at Hexham.  The trade followed suit with twenty pens (253) lambs smashing the £100 barrier!

After much deliberation Mr Bell chose the Beltex winners from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope Farm as his Overall Champions and proceeded to back his judgement and bought the Champion Pen for £116.

The Reserve Championship went to the Dutch Texel x pen from M/s TR&EA Milburn, Wallend which went on to realise £104.  This was the start of an unbelievable trade for the Milburn’s whose fantastic run of Pure Dutch Texel Ewe Lambs sold to £141 for a pen of 10.  A pen of 20 sold to £128 and headed to North Walian countryside, and following that another pen of 20 selling for £127.  The Milburn’s run of lambs went on to average £117.49

Mule lambs again easily cashed this week at Hexham selling to £85 from Mr M Day, Carlcroft, Harbottle.

M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill sold a good panful to £83.  This section just averaged a couple of pence short of £70 and more Mule lambs needed next week.

A lot of fresh faces here at Hexham this week, coming from, Scotland, Wales and Southern England ensuring a fantastic trade throughout with a sale average of £79.09 and many more could have been cashed to vendor’s advantage.

For entries for next week’s sale please call Drew or Jack on 07854361967 or 07739440457 or our office on 01434 605444

Prize Show

Class 1 – Texel

First Prize               High Eshells

Second Prize         Fallowfield

Third Prize              Whittonshields

Class 2 – Beltex

First Prize               Middle Horsleyhope

Second Prize         Needless Hall

Third Prize             West Moorhouses

Class 3 – Other Continental

First Prize               Wallend

Second Prize         Bridgeford

Class 4 – Suffolk

First Prize               Lynnshield

Second Prize         North Hanging Wells

Class 5 – Mule

First Prize               Crindledykes

Second Prize         Agars Hill

Third Prize             Wolf Hills

Champion Pen

M/s Robson, Middle Horsleyhope - Beltex

Reserve Champion Pen

M/s Milburn, Wallend – Dutch Texel

Texel - £100 Greenside, £79 Amos Hill

Texel x – £109 West Shipley, £107 Whiteside Birtley, £105 High Eshells, £103 Branchend, £101 High Eshells & Whiteside Birtley, £94 Rosehill & Blue Gables, £93 The Lee, £91 Settlingstones, £90 Amos Hill, £89.50 Settlingstones, £89 Snitter, £88 Settlingstones & Lambshield

Dutch Texel x - £141, £128, £127, £113, £110 & £104 Wallend, £91 Fallowfield

Suffolk x – £92.50 Lynnshield, £85 Castle Nook, £83 Hepple Whitefield, £82 North Hanging Wells & Lynnshield, £81 & £78 Hepple Whitefield

Beltex x - £116 Middle Horsleyhope, £106.50 Needless Hall, £106 Middle Horsleyhope, £104 Wallend & Needless Hall, £103 West Moorhouses, £99 Needless Hall, £98 West Moorhouses

Beltex (Pure) – £105.50, £95 (x2) & £90 Jolly Body

Leicester - £76.50 Low Struthers

Ryeland – £85 Peel Flatt

Cheviot Mule - £77 Carlcroft, £71 Low Struthers

Mule – £85 & £84 Carlcroft, £83 Agars Hill (x2), £80 Amos Hill, £79.50 Crindledykes

Swaledale - £63 Rattenraw

Scots Gap Prime Sheep | Wednesday 12th August 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap mart sold 1115 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale representing an increase of 280% on the year. Trade was in line with other centers on the same day with a steady demand for all classes, that said the sale average 210.2ppk or £90.58 for 43.1kg. The heavyweight sorts peaked at £103 from Dave Brodie, The Chesters whilst three more lots sold at £102 from Tuthill, Broomhope and South Kirkheaton. Jonta Walton saw the peak of the lightweight trade at 250 ppk for 38kg Beltex cross.

Contact Chris Armstrong on 07808 721957 or any of our auctioneers to enter stock for next week’s sale.

Leading Prices

Texel x £103 Chesters, £102 Broomhope, Tuthill, South Kirkheaton, £101  Catcherside, East White Hill, Bolam West Houses, £100 Broomhall, Buckshaw, £99 Butterknowes, Chesters,(twice) High Baulk, £98.50 Chesters, £98 High Baulk, Black Callerton(twice) and Bolam West Houses, £97.50 Tuthill, £97 Catcherside, Holling Hill, £96.50 Chesters, South Kirkheaton

250p , 242.4p, 237.5p Grangemoor, 233.3p Broomhall, 230.8p East Newham, 230.6p Matfen High House, 229.5p Bridgeford, 228.2p The Fawns, 225p Thornton Tower, 224.4p, 223.8p The Fawns, 221.6p Broomhall, 221.1p Hareshaw, 220.2p Grangemoor, 220p Matfen High House, East Newham, 219.3p Chesters, 219.1p Dene House, 218.8p East Newham, 218.2p Chesters, 217.4p Broomhall, 217.1p Rugley Walls

Suffolk  £99 Dene House, £97 Thornton Towers, Holling Hill, £96.50 Flotterton, £93.50 Dene House, £91.50 Forrestburn Gate

215p Wittonshields, 212.8p Forrestburn Gate, 207.8p Dene House, 207p Flotterton, 206.4p Thornton Towers, 206.3p Dene House, 205.3p Flotterton, 202.1p Holling Hill,

Mule  £93.50 Holling Hill, £89.50 Coldwell, £87 Flotterton, Holling Hill, £86 Broomhope

203.3p ,202.3p Holling Hill, 202.3p Flotterton, 198.9p Coldwell, 197.6p Burnbank

Cheviot Mule £87 Flotterton 197.7p

Hampshire  £76 Runny Mede 200p

Blackface £75 Broomhope 178.6p

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 11th August 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Limousin Heifers – £1418.63 & 242.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1274.08, £1229.90 & £1147.45 Flotterton

226.5p, 225.5p & 216.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

Less cows about this week but would be again dearer on the week, especially the ¾ meat sorts.  Cows sold to 193.5p for a tremendous British Blue x cow from M/s P&EB Robson, Middle Horsleyhope Farm.  M/s TL Forster & Son, Lowes Fell sold cows to 183.5 and 180.5p/kg

Cast Bulls sold to £1596.96 for a fantastic Simmental bull from Mr RM Johnston, High Fotherley.

OTM’S sold to 187.5p/kg for an Angus x from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton

Limousin – £1409.27 Colepike, £1346.53 Lowes Fell, £1343.86 White Hill, £1299.18 Lowes Fell, £1178.10 & £1091.25 Rusheylaw, £1050.73 Colepike, £1011.57 Colwell Demesne, £991.94 & £985.87 Agars Hill, £935.87 Midgeholme

183.5p & 180.5p Lowes Fell, 175.5p Colepike, 165.5p White Hill, 164.5p & 158.5p Agars Hill, 157.5p Rusheylaw, 153.5p Colwell Demesne, 152.5p Colepike

Angus -£1430.63 Flotterton, 1222.20 Rusheylaw, £1132.49 Springwell, £937.81 Springwell

187.5p Flotterton, 154.5p Springwell, 145.5p Rusheylaw, 144.5p Springwell

British Blue – £1445.40 The Steel, £1323.54 Middle Horsleyhope

193.5p Middle Horsleyhope, 182.5p The Steel

Charolais - £1463.025 & £1309.21 Springwell

165.5p & 158.5p Springwell

Simmental Bull - £1596.95 & 113.5p High Fotherley

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

The second largest show of the season forward.  A good show of lambs throughout saw the overall average increase by almost eight pence on the week with an overall average of £94.85 per head.

Top price was £120 for a Texel shown by Zak Housby from Peepy Farm and M/s Beveridge, Low West House sold Beltex x to 286.5p.

M/s Browell, Quarry House had a terrific pen of Mules at £100.50

Texel x – £120 Peepy Farm (Zak Housby), £110 Nilston Rigg, £108 High Fotherley, £107 Tedcastle & Camphill, £105 Little Swinburne (x2), High Lane House, St Oswalds, East House, Warksfield Head, Milbourne Town Farm & Rare Dean, £104 Little Swinburne (x2) & Camphill, £103.50 Satley & Bulls Hill, £102.50 West Shields & Bingfield Combe, £102 Little Swinburne, Cheeseburn Grange, Low Eshells & Camphill, £101.50 Rusheylaw, £100.50 Willimoteswick, South Gunnerton, Blue Gables, Cheeseburn Grange (x2) & Burntongues, £100 Stoop Rigg, Little Swinburne, High Eshells, St Oswalds (x3), Peepy Farm x2 (ZH), Willimoteswick, South Kirkheaton, Nilston Rigg, Low West House, West Shields, Low Eshells, Camphill & Linacres, £99.50 South Kirkheaton, Nilston Rigg & Bulls Hill, £99 Satley, High Eshells, Berwick Hill & Milbourne High House, £98.50 Satley, High Fotherley, South Kirkheaton (x2), Cheeseburn Grange, West Shields, Warksfield Head & Camphill, £98 Rusheylaw, Tedcastle, High Lane House, Moorgair, Nilston Rigg, High House (x2) & Bingfield Combe

254.8p Camphill, 253.7p, 250p (x2), 248.8p & 247.6p Little Swinburne, 243.2p Tedcastle, 239p Milbourne High House, 235.7p Berwick Hill & High Eshells, 232.9p Cheeseburn Grange, 232.6p Little Swinburne, 231.7p High Fotherley, 230.8p Peepy Farm (ZH), 230.5p & 230.3p St Oswalds, 230p & 229.3p East House, 227.6p Chesterwood, 227.4p High Fotherley, 227p Waterford, 226.3p Salmonswell, 226.2p East Newham & Low Eshells, 225.6p Watch Currock, 225p Cheeseburn Grange & Moorgair, 224.4p North Cocklake, 239.9p South Kirkheaton, Cheeseburn Grange & Camphill, £223.8p Midgeholme, Cheeseburn Grange, St Oswalds & The Ash

Dutch Texel x – £104 Willimoteswick & Burntongues, £101.50 Burntongues, £94.50 Willimoteswick

247.6p Burntongues & Willimoteswick, 236.1p Burntongues

Suffolk x – £112 Grindon Hill, £106.50 Rare Dean, £105 Halton Red House, £104.50 Sunniside, £102.50 Grindon Hill, £99.50 Sunniside & Black Hedley, £99 Halton Red House & Sunniside, £98 Humber Hill, £96 Grindon Hill, £94.50 St Oswalds & High Knitsley, £94 Berwick Hill, £93 St Oswalds & Black Hedley

225p & 221.1p Sunniside, 219.8p & 216.3p St Oswalds, 215.2p Halton Red House, 214.6p Merryshields, 213.3p Grindon Hill & Sunniside, 212.8p Woodlands, 211.4p Black Hedley, 210.5p Lunns House

Beltex x – 118 West Moorhouses, £110 Fell Lane, £109.50 Low West House, £109 West Moorhouses, £108 East House, £107.50 West Moorhouses & Low West House (x2), £106 Low West House, £105 West Moorhouses, £104.50 Low West House, £104 Little Swinburne & East House, £102 Little Swinburne, West Moorhouses & Linacres, £101 Low West House, £100 Little Brampton, £99.50 St Oswalds & West Moorhouses, £97 East House & Low West House, £96.50 West Moorhouses (x2), £96 & £94 St Oswalds

286.5p Low West House, 268.8p & 268.2p West Moorhouses, 261.3p Low West House, 260p Little Swinburne, 256p (x2) & 252.5p Low West House, 248.8p Little Swinburne, 247.4p West Moorhouses, 243.3p Low West House, 242.7p St Oswalds & West Moorhouses, 242.5p East House, 241.3p West Moorhouses, 240p East House

Charollais x – £105, £104 (x2) & £102.50 Sunniside, £96 Merryshields, £94.50 Sunniside, £93.50 Low Staples

231.1p, 227.8p, 225p & 218.8p Sunniside, 218.2p & 217.5p Merryshields, 217.4p Low Staples, 216.7p Sunniside, 214.3p Merryshields

Kerry Hill - £103 Willimoteswick

Cheviot Mule - £92 & 219.1p Highwood

Mule - £100.50 & £94.50 Quarry House, £92 North Cocklake, £90.50 Hotbank, £90 Highwood, £88 Stone Stile

226.3p Hotbank, 219.1p North Cocklake, 214.8p & 209.4p Quarry House, 209.3p Highwood, 204.7p Stone Stile

Blackface - £82 Stoop Rigg, £75 Hotbank

200p Stoop Rigg, 192.3p Hotbank

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 7th August 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 77 Store Cattle.  A very mixed show of cattle this week which sold well and maintained last week’s rates.

Charolais x steers from M/s RH Thompson & Son, Whins Farm, Bishop Auckland sold very well to £1330.  M/s Walker Brothers, Satley sold Simmental x steers to £1310

More dairy bred cattle forward with plenty of purchasers ringside for such sorts with British Friesian steers from Mr RW Turnbull, Tosson Glebe selling to £830

Younger cattle were again easily cashed with a yearling Charolais x heifer from M/s AR White, Low Staples, Hexham realizing £1020.

A reminder for next week’s Anniversary Show and Sale.  A show for unhaltered cattle only.

For entries and enquiries call our Auctioneers on 01434 605444

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1330, £1290, £1270, £1265, £1200, £1170 & £1160 Whins Farm

Limousin x steers – £1030 Tosson Glebe

Simmental x steers – £1310 Satley, £1240 & £1225 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x steers - £1060 Sandybreas, £1035 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x heifers – £1120 & £1040 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1010 Tosson Glebe, £900 China Hall

Limousin x steers – £1280 Stoneygate, £1255 Fairspring, £1180 Stoneygate

Limousin x heifers – £1140, £1130 & £970 East Newham, £940 Comb Hills

British Blue x heifers – £1030 East Newham

Simmental x steers – £1270 Satley

Angus x steers -£1050 Partridge Nest

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1050 Throp Hill, £1000 Low Staples

Charolais x heifers - £1020 & £940 Low Staples

Limousin x heifers – £1070 Low Staples, £985 China Hall, £940 East Newham, £900 Comb Hills & China Hall

British Blue x steers – £1000 Intake Bungalow

British Blue x heifers – £900 Comb Hills

Simmental x steers – £1260 & £1255 Satley, £960 Blue Gables

Angus x steers – £1095 Throp Hill, £1070 Partridge Nest, £1060 Throp Hill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Cast Ewes met stronger demand with ten active purchasers ringside and all keen for sheep.

Topping at £121 was three strong Texel x ewes from M/s WR Sparke & Son, Little Swinburne

Sixteen Texel x ewes from the same home sold for £116

All Texel x ewes averaged £93.87

Mules were easily cashed, selling to £90 for a pen-full from Mr B Watson, Baal Hill

Hill sheep sold to £82 from Sewingshields.

More wanted for next week, contact Jack 07739440457

Texel x – £121 & £116 Little Swinburne, £110 Comb Hills & South Hallington, £104 Little Swinburne & Steel Hall, £103 Little Swinburne, £101 Woodland House, £98 Little Swinburne, £95 South Hallington, £94.50 Grange House, £94 Woodland House, £93 Steel Hall, £92 Hillcrest & Hownsgill, £91 Little Swinburne (x2), £88 West Haydon & South Hallington, £86 Grange House (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £96 Little Swinburne

Suffolk x – £111 Woodland House, £105 Hownsgill, £104 & £86 Grange House

Leicester - £72 Hesleywell

Zwartbles - £69 Hillcrest

Ryeland - £81 Steel Hall

Mule – £90 Baal Hill, £88 Comb Hills, £83 Little Swinburne, £81 Baal Hill, £80 Grange House, £78 Barker House, £76 Hownsgill

Blackface – £82, £60 & £55 Sewingshields, £47 Buckshaw, £46 Cleughfoot

Swaledale – £57 Bulls Hill, £56 East Unthank, £54, £48 & £47 Hesleywell, £46 Buckshaw

Jacob - £52 Hillcrest

Hill Radnor – £57 Hillcrest

Store Lambs

Store lambs once again a very strong trade with buyers for all classes.

Topping the sale at £116 was an outstanding pen of 18 Beltex x Ewe Lambs from M/s TR&EA Milburn, Wallend Farm selling to a local purchaser.

12 Texel x ewe lambs from Greenchesters Farm sold to £110 heading into Cumbria.

Wether lambs sold to £107.50 from the same home.

Mules sold to high rates with 352 averaging £70.09 topping at £75.50 for a pen of 40 from M/s TD & M Moore & Son, Softly Farm.

Next Friday is our 25th Anniversary Show of Store Lambs.

Pens of 20 with classes for Texel, Beltex, Other Continental, Suffolk, Mule & Hill.

Entries and Enquiries to Jack on 07739440457 or Drew on 07854361967 by 10am Monday.

Texel x – £110 & £107.50 Greenchesters, £100 & £96 Highmoss, £95 Bank Top House, £92 Broadgates, £91 Greenchesters & Westwood, £89 Moss Kennels & Snitter, £88.50 Greenchesters, £87.50 Snitter, £86.50 Grange House, £86 Billerley & Snitter, £85.50 Low Struthers, £85 Armonside, Twain Cottage & Settlingstones, £83.50 Branchend, £82.50 Broadgates, £82 Highmoss & Settlingstones, £80.50 Moss Kennels, £79 Stone Hall, Cowden & The Hott, £78 Settlingstones & Bank Top House (x2)

Dutch Texel x - £106 Aimshaugh, £93 Chapel House, £89, £88 & £85.50 Aimshaugh, £81 Bridgeford, £80 Aimshaugh, £79 Amos Hill, £78 Bridgeford

Suffolk x – £90 & £88 Laburnum Cottage, £87 Broadgates, £86 North Hanging Wells, £84 Greenchesters, £77 Broadgates, £75 North Hanging Wells, £74.50 Nafferton Farm

Beltex x - £116 Wallend, £106 & £98 Woodland House, £97 & £94.50 Wallend, £88 Chapel House, £87 High Knitsley, £86.50 Mickley Moor, £84 Hownsgill & Chapel House, £82 & £80 (x2) Woodland House

Ryeland - £94 & £78 Holme Dene Cottage

Mule – £75.50 Softley, £75.50 North Hanging Wells, £74.50 Edges Green, £72 Wolf Hills & East Unthank, £68 Mill Hill, Sanders Close & North Hanging Wells

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 5th August 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap at their weekly sale sold 686 prime and cast sheep. Lambs peaked at £105 for heavyweight texel crosses from Dene House, Grange House (x2) and Wagtail. 240ppk was paid for some super beltex crosses from Carl and Edward Fawcett, Well House and the sale averaged 215ppk for 43.2kg to realise £92.93 throughout. With six buyers negotiating at the ringside, numbers of all classes are now required to meet demand.

Contact Chris Armstrong on 07808 721957 or any of our auctioneers to enter stock for next week’s sale.

Leading Prices

Texel x £105 Dene House, Grange House, Wagtail, £103.50 High Baulk, £101 Bolam West Houses, Catreen, £100 Chesters, High Baulk, Wagtail, Wittonshields  and Bolam West Houses, £99 Pitland Hills, £98 High Baulk and Town Farm £97.50 Coldwell, £97 Grange House (x2) and Black Callerton £96 Grange House, Well House £95.50 Matfen High House, Colwell Hill, Elrington Hall and Catreen, £95 Chesters, Coldwell, Pitland Hills £94.50 Dene House

240.0p Well House, 235.0p The Fawns, 232.5p Elrington  Hall 228.1p The Fawns and East Newham, .237.9p High Baulk, 227.5p East Newham, 226.8p Black Callerton, 224.4p Town Farm and Well House, 223.8p Matfen High House, 223.7p Colwell Hill, 223.2p Elrington Hall, 222.2p High Baulk, 222.1p Catreen, 220.9p Chesters, 220.7p East Newham, 219.5p Chesters, 218.6p Pitland Hills, 218.3p Catreen, 217.4p Grange House, 216.3p Town Farm, 215.9p Pitland Hills, 215.6p High Baulk and Black Callerton

Suffolk x £98 Colwell Hill, £96.50 Black Callerton, £95.50 Middle White Hill and Elrington Hall, £91 East Newham £90 Well House

227.5p East Newham, 225.0p Well House, 222.1p Elrington Hall, 219.3p Black Callerton, 208.5p Colwell Hill, 207.6p Middle White Hill and 207.5p

Mule £99 Black Callerton, £97.50 Pitland Hills, £91.50 Middle White Hill, £89.50 Black Callerton, Pitland Hills, £76 Middle White Hill

213.1p Pitland Hills, 208.1p Black Callerton, 207.5p Pitland Hills, 206.3p Black Callerton, 203.3p and 200.0p Middle White Hill

Leicester £96 The Shield 168.4p

Cast Ewes & Rams

Cast ewes met a level trade peaking at £98 for Suffolk x, £97 for Texel x and £79 for Mules all from Messrs Walton Ogle Castle

Leading Prices

Suffolk x £98 Ogle Castle, £85 Dene House, £84 Wagtail, £82 Grange House

Texel x £97 Ogle Castle, £96.50 Butterknowes, £91 Grange House, £90 Well House, £89 Butterknowes, Well House, £84 Colwell Hill, £80 Wagtail

Mule £ 79, £71 Ogle Castle, £70 Colwell Hill and Bolam West Houses

Blackface £59 Wagtail

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 4th August 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Charolais Heifers – £1364.28, £1320.23, £1250.78 & £1188.85 Flotterton

229.5p, 225.5p, 217.5p & 201.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1255.38 & £1209.30 Flotterton

217.5p & 213.5p Flotterton

Young Bulls

Angus - £1248.72 & £1179.32 Braidley

181.5p & 179.5p Braidley

Simmental - £1530.37 & 174.5p East Todholes

Cast Cows & OTM

More cast cattle forward this week taking advantage of the recent trade seen at Hexham.  M/s G&JH Tomlinson & Son, Sunniside sold a well fleshed British Blue x cow to £1374.62 whilst another Co Durham vendor, M/s G&EA Herdman, Lunns House sold Limousin x cows to £1331.33

Highest p/kg came from M/s Lewis Forster & Son, West Nubbock who sold a British Blue cow to 169.5p/kg

M/s Telfer Brothers, Make Me Rich made a welcome return to Hexham and sold Limousin x cows to 167.5p/kg

Trade on the whole mirrored previous week’s rates with a leaner and poorer offering this week.

More cows needed again next week.

Limousin – £1331.33 Lunns House, £1234.48 Make Me Rich, £1227.18 West Nubbock, £1215.70 Lunns House, £1211.76 Tedcastle, £1205 Make Me Rich, £1065.54 Lunns House, £1063.26 Coldwell, £1030.20 Stotsfold, £1021.68 Sunniside

169.5p West Nubbock, 167.5p & 163.5p Make Me Rich, 162.5p West Wharmley, 158.5p Lunns House, 156.5p Burntongues, 152.5p Lunns House, 151.5p Stotsfold, 150.5p Lunns House

Limousin Bulls – £942.18 & 111.5p Greencarts

Angus - £1323.48 Featherwood, £1154.43 & £1143.70 West Shields, £1119.83 Featherwood

158.5p & 157.5p Featherwood, 152.5p West Shields, 148.5p Sunniside

British Blue – £1374.62 Sunniside, £1330.62 West Nubbock, £1131.53 West Wharmley, £1075.08 Lunns House, £1054.88 Tedcastle £954.48, £941.80 Chirdon

165.5p West Nubbock, 160.5p West Wharmley, 155.5p Sunniside, 145.5p Chirdon & Tedcastle, 144.5p Lunns House

Simmental - £975.04 & 138.5p Lunns House

Hereford x - £833.77 & 138.5p Buckshot

British Friesian - £698.61 & 109.5p Peepy Farm

Holstein Friesian - £741.75, £695.53 & £588.28 Peepy Farm

107.5p (x2) & 95.5p Peepy Farm

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Not quite the big show of last week but again in excess of 1700 forward to average almost £90

Heavy lambs good to sell to a top of £127 from Errington Red House and Beltex lambs topped the price per kilo at 265p from Low West House.

Early entries invited for next week – Brian 07808 862792

Texel x – £121 Berwick Hill & Little Brampton, £115 Buteland, Warksfield Head & Humber Hill, £112.50 Baal Hill, £112 Halton Red House & Humber Hill, £110 Little Swinburne, £109 Hareshaw, £108 Burntongues, £107 & £105 (x2) Little Swinburne, £103.50 West Moorhouses & Town Farm Milbourne, £103 West Moorhouses, £101 Town Farm Milbourne, £100 Low Ardley & Fell Lane, £99 Buteland£98 High Eshells & Corneyside, £97.50 Little Brampton, Town Farm Milbourne, Buteland & Linacres, £97 Highwood, High Eshells, Berwick Hill (x2), Humber Hill & West Shields, £96.50 West Moorhouses, £96  Halton Red House, Great Chesters, Elrington Hall, Buteland, Corneyside & Watch Currock (x2), £95.50 Moralees & Low Eshells, £95 Errington Red House, Low Ardley, Great Chesters, Little Brampton, Bulls Hill, Low Eshells & West Shields

261.9p, 256.1p (x2) & 254.8p Little Swinburne, 239p Corneyside, 237.2p Buteland, 235.4p West Moorhouses, 235p Corneyside, 234.1p West Moorhouses, 232.1p Linacres, 231p Highwood & High Eshells, 230.5p Fell Lane, 229.3p Watch Currock, 226.7p Buteland, 225.6p East Newham, 225p West Moorhouses, 223.1p Buteland, 222.5p Nunwick, 222p Linacres, 221.4p Grange House, 221.2p Buteland, 220.6p Baal Hill, 219.5p Little Brampton, 219.4p Chesterwood, 219.1p Grange House, 218.3p East Uppertown, 218.2p Watch Currock, 218p Comb Hills, 217.9p Corneyside, 217.5p Little Brampton & Nu8nwick, 217.4p Linacres & Town Farm Milbourne, 217.1p Grange House, 216.7p Buteland, Nunwick & Low Eshells, 216.3p High Fotherley & Moralees, 216.1p Little Brampton

Dutch Texel x – £104 Burntongues, £91.50 & £90.50 Low West House

247.6p Burntongues, 220.7p Low West House, 220p North Cocklake, 217.9p Low West House

Suffolk x – £117.50 Baal Hill, £10, £97 & £96 Berwick Hill, £95.50 Halton Red House & Elrington Hall, £95 Halton Red House, £91.50 Black Hedley, £90 Merryshields

217.6p Baal Hill, 217.1p Halton Red House, 213.1p Elrington Hall, 211.9p Halton Red House, 210.7p Grange House, 208.7p Berwick Hill

Beltex x – £114 Little Brampton, £106 West Moorhouses & Low West House (x2), £102.50 Watch Currock, £99 Low West House (x2) & West Shields, £97 West Moorhouses, £94 & £93 Low West House

265p Low West House, 248.7p West Moorhouses, 247.5p Low West House, 244.1p Watch Currock, 241.5p Low West House, 231.1p Errington Red House, 230.2p West Shields, 229.3p Low West House, 225p Errington Red House, 223.5p Little Brampton, 220.8p West Moorhouses, 217.1p Low West House

Bleu D’Maine x – £86 & 191.1p Grange House

Cheviot Mule – £127 Errington Red House, £88 Riding Farm, £84 Bingfield Combe

211.7p Errington Red House, 195.4p Bingfield Combe, 183.3p Riding Farm

Mule - £103 Tenter House, £87 Warksfield Head, £86.50 Tenter House, £84 & £80.50 Hareshaw, £78 Hotbank

201.3p Hareshaw, 198.1p Tenter House, 195.4p Hareshaw, 193.6p Hotbank, 192.3p Thornley Hall, 192.2p Tenter House

Blackface - £77.50 & £70 Hotbank

180.2p & 175p Hotbank

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 31st July 2020

31st July 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their final sale in the month of July offered 141 head of store cattle.  With numbers forward slightly depleted due to good weather and the ringside company likewise trade was easier on the week albeit for a much more mixed show of quality than seen recently.

The sale peaked at £1250 for a shapely Limousin cross heifer from Brian Charlton, East Newham who concluded a great months trading at Hexham averaging £1087 for six sold at 15-16 months.  Bullocks peaked at £1200 for a big stretchy Limousin cross steer at 18 months out of a South Devon mother from PaxtonGreenshields, Stoneygate, Hougton Le Spring.

Angus cross cattle peaked at £1145 for a sizeable bullock at 16 months by a registered sire from new consignors to this centre; father and son team David and John Cheesbrough, Buildings Farm, Ryton.

Young cattle remain in demand with steers under ten months peaking at £1010 for a Limousin cross from Tony Harding, West End Town, Bardon Mill followed by a Blue cross at £1000 from Andrew Scott, Elf Hills, Cambo.  

As better weather prompts the combines and balers to roll numbers are sought for the sale next week and in particular for the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Prize Show and Sale which will take place on 14th August.  The show on the morning of the sale will be for unhaltered cattle only; will be judged in a strict socially distanced manner; only one representative per consignment will be permitted in the show lines and spectators will not be allowed.  For further details of the show and/or any of our forthcoming sales please contact Chris Armstrong on 07808 721957 or any of our team of auctioneers.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x heifers - £1200 East Newham

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1040 (x2) & £1000 Buildings Farm

Limousin x steers – £1200 & £1140 Stoneygate, £1100 Low Staples, £930 Hopefoot

Limousin x heifers – £1195 Taylor Burn, £1070 East Newham, £1005 China Hall

Angus x steers -£1100 Glebe Farm, £880 Hedley West

Angus x heifers - £1050 Buildings Farm

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x heifers - £1100 China Hall, £1030, £1000 (x2), £980, £970, £960, £930 (x2) & £880 Oxclose

Limousin x steers – £1105 & £1040 Colwell Demesne, £1000 Intake Bungalow, £990 Colwell Demesne, £980 Low Staples, £890 Hopefoot

Limousin x heifers – £1250  East Newham, £1050 East Newham & Low Staples, £1025 East Newham, £1020 China Hall & Taylor Burn (x2), £1005 China Hall, £1000 & £995Taylor Burn, £980 Low Staples, £950, £945 & £940 Taylor Burn, £930 East Newham, £920 & £900 Taylor Burn

British Blue x heifers – £1180 Taylor Burn, £1000 Buildings Farm, £995 Taylor Burn, £955 Buildings Farm

Simmental x steers – £1050 Intake Bungalow

Angus x steers – £1145 & £1090 Buildings Farm, £1070 Intake Bungalow, £1035, £1000 & £990 Buildings Farm

Hereford x steers - £1040 Buildings Farm, £1015 Intake Bungalow

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1010 & £850 West End Town

British Blue x steers – £1000 & £850 Elf Hills

Angus x steers – £800 West End Town

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

Cast ewes and rams sold to a steady trade topping at £118 from M/s WH Davison, Lough Green for two Texel ewes.

M/s K Smith & Son, East Greenridge sold 36 Texel x ewes to average £91.08

Hill ewes topped at £84 for some Cheviots from Steel Hall.

Eight buyers were present.

More wanted for next week.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel Tups- £108 & £94 Low Ardley

Texel x – £118 Lough Green, £100 Grange House, £99 Aydonshields, £97 Lough Green, £94 East Greenridge (x2), £88 Edges Green, £87 Grange House & East Greenridge, £85 Low Houselope, Dukesfield Hall & West Wharmley, £83 Aydonshields

Suffolk x – £92 Grange House, £90 Aydonshields, £89 Bankshead

Leicester - £80 Hotbank

Cheviot – £84 Steel Hall

Mule – £83 West Wharmley, £80 Brownsleazes, £78 Grange House, £74 Brownsleazes, £71 Dukesfield Hall & Grange House

Blackface – £68 Brownsleazes, £60 Hotbank, £59 & £56 Brownsleazes, £54 & £53 Hotbank, £52 Cleughfoot

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of 2469 Catalogued Store Lambs which sold to a high of £110 for a fantastic pen of Dutch Texel x lambs from Mr James Latimer, Chapel House, Brampton.

Beltex x lambs sold to £107 from M/s M&L Churchyard, Hownsgill, Co Durham, whilst two pens of Texel x lambs sold to £100 from Mr S Harrison, Aimshaugh and M/s RH & D Thirlwell, Hetherington.

The better end of lambs were easily sold again with many pens selling between £80 & £90.  The plainer, first crossed Mule lambs would be slightly easier on the week.

A larger entry of Mule lambs this week which sold to £73.50 for a pen from M/s WD & B Thompson, East Unthank and an average of £67.50 for 250 throughout the section.

More lambs needed each week to satisfy demand.  Please call Drew Patrick 07854361967 or Jack Walton 07739440457 with entries for next week.

Texel x – £100 Aimshaugh & Hetherington, £93 Hetherington, £90 Homilton, £88 Errington Red House, Haggate, Hetherington & Laburnum Cottage, £87 Haggate, Hetherington, White House Eastgate & Burnbank, £86 Greenchesters, £85.50 The Laws & Burnbank, £85 Cooper House, £84 Wittonshields (x2), Hetherington, Stone Hall & Harsondale

Dutch Texel x - £110, £98.50 & £92 Chapel House, £88.50 Fallowfield, £87 East Flass

Suffolk x – £87 & £85 Cooper House, £84 Newbiggin, £81 Cooper House, £79 Snabdough

Charollais x – £83 White House Eastgate

Beltex x - £107 & £96.50 Hownsgill, £94 East House

Mule – £73.50 East Unthank & Penpeugh, £72 & £70 (x2) Harsondale

Crossbred – £91 Cooper House, £87 East Flass

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 29th July 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap Auction Mart held their summer prize show of prime lambs and cast ewes kindly sponsored by Robson & Prescott Vets, Morpeth and expertly judged by Mr Philip Parkin of Parkin Family Butchers, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire.

With an entry of 1468 sheep, representing an increase of 400% on the corresponding sale last year, the judge was presented with over thirty show pens from noted producers from all over Northumberland and even far travelled sheep from County Durham.

Many commented on the quality of lambs presented and how pleasing it was to see the mart full of sheep once again.

Having given each and every pen his full consideration and handling, the judge was faced with five class winners from which the champion pen were to be selected.

The emergent victor was William Hall, New Houses with a beautiful pen of five well matched Beltex cross lambs at 44kg bred from his renowned Hallington based flock of commercial ewes that utilise the best traits of several continental breeds and his own pedigree ram genetics to produce fantastic fat lambs for the modern market.

Mr Parkin awarded the Reserve Champion rosette to another family of regular consignors at Scots Gap; Messrs Sparke, Little Swinburne for their first prize pen of Dutch Texel lambs, another level eye catching pen which weighed in at 42kg.

The judge was keen to give an additional commendation for what he considered to be a ‘Great pen of shop lambs’ from Carl & Edward Fawcett, Well House, for their first prize pen of Suffolk cross lambs and only their second consignment of lambs to this centre since there relocation to Coquetdale from Yorkshire.

Prize List

 

Champion

E & I Hall, New Houses

Reserve Champion

WR Sparke & Sons, Little Swinburne

Highly Commended

CR Fawcett, Well House

Texel cross

1st – Messrs Urwin

Matfen High House

2nd - Messrs Beveridge

Low West House

Beltex cross

1st – Messrs Hall

New Houses

2nd – Messrs Beveridge

Low West House

Other Continental cross

1st – Messrs Sparke

Little Swinburne

2nd – Messrs Beveridge

Low West House

Suffolk cross

1st – Messrs Fawcett

Well House

2nd – Messrs Robson

Dene House

Mule

1st – Messrs Charlton

Tenter House

2nd – Messrs Raine

Townfoot

 

 

 

Lowland Ewes

1st - Holystone Estate

(Suffolk x)

2nd – Holystone Estate

(Suffolk x)

Hill Ewes

1st – Holystone Estate

(Cheviot)

-

 

The Company would like to thank all involved with the show, our sponsors, judged and all exhibitors.

With fourteen purchasers represented , buyers witnessed the best entry in terms of both quality and quantity seen in The Gap for several years and trade buoyant due to a number of factors, not least the Muslim Festival of Qurbani, vendors enjoyed a level in line with other centres throughout the entire sale.

The Champion pen were the first lambs to be sold and after presenting William Hall with the handsome Ian Mitchell Memorial Trophy, the judge thanked all for their efforts and commented on the high standards throughout. The smashing pen of five set off at a pace and quickly travelled to £148 (336ppkg) selling to Joe Siswick for Cranston’s Butchers, and these lambs will be available from their Cattle Market Shop, Hexham from next Tuesday.

The Reserve Champion pen from Messrs Sparke came next and these scaled to £112 at 42kg (266ppkg) and were purchased for WMH Farm Fresh Meats, Haydon Bridge.

The first prize Suffolk crosses from Well House followed at 43kg sold for the same price of £112 (260ppkg) to Parkin Family Butchers, Goole 

Completing the quartet of high street butchers sourcing lambs from Scots Gap was Bellingham Craft Butchers that favoured the smart and shapely pen of second prize Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Beveridge, Low West House that were secured at £106 per head.

Besides show lambs, heavy lambs sold well to £110 on three occasions; twice from John Sanders, Bavington Hill Head and also from Messrs Clark, Paxton Dene, all three lots selling to Paul Watson for Worsley Meats

Leading Prices

Texel x - £110 Paxton Dene & Bavington Hill Head, £108 Coldwell, £106 Oakdene, £105 Chesters, St Oswalds & Buteland, £104 The Fawns & Black Callerton, £102 Tuthill, Bavington Hill Head & Buteland, £100.50 Chesters, £100 Paxton Dene (x2), Chesters, Oakdene, West Grange, New Houses & Barrasford Green (x2), £99 Barrasford Green, £98 Paxton Dene, Black Callerton & Matfen High House, £97 Little Swinburne, Matfen High House, Cornhills, Low West House, The Fawns & Paxton Dene

247.4p Paxton Dene, 241.5p Barrasford Green, 241.0p Low West house, 239.5p Matfen High House, 237.5p Nunwick, 235.0p Paxton Dene & Cornhills, 234.2p & 233.3p Matfen High House, 231.7p & 231.3p Nunwick, 231.3p St Oswalds, 231.0p The Fawns, 230.8p High Fotherley, 230.0p Matfen High House, 229.3p Well House (x2), 228.8p St Oswalds, 228.6p East White Hill, 228.2p St Oswalds, 228.1p New Houses & Little Swinburne

Beltex x – £148 New Houses, £106 Low West House, £97 Well House, £96 & £92 Low West House

336.4p New Houses, 271.8p Low West House, 242.5p Well House, 240.0p & 230.0p Low West House

Dutch Texel x - £112 Little Swinburne, £98 Low West House

266.7p Little Swinburne, 251.3p Low West House

Suffolk x - £112 Well House, £107 Dene House, £102 Holystone Estate, £100 Dene House (x2), £98 Black Callerton, £97 Tuthill, £96 Holystone Estate, £94 Low West House, £93 East White Hill, £92 Dene House, £91.50 Holystone Estate, £91 Well House, £90 Dene House

260.5p & 222.0p Well House, 215.0p East White Hill, 214.0p Dene House, 213.6 Low West House, 213.3p Holystone Estate, 209.3p & 209.1p Dene House, 208.5 Black Callerton, 208.3p Rugley Walls & Dene House

Charollais – £110 & 200.0p Bavington Hill Head

Cheviot Mule – £102 Bavington Hill Head

222.0p Barrasford Green

Mule - £90 Tenter House (x2) & Coldwell, £87 Tenter House, £85 Townfoot

207.3p Townfoot, 202.3p Tenter House, 195.7p Coldwell

Blackface - £70 & 189.2p Townfoot

Cast Ewes & Rams

Cast sheep sold inline with the previous weeks trade peaking at £115 for a Texel ram from Peter Charleton, Little Harle and to £100 for the Champion pen of Suffolk cross ewes from Holystone Estate and the same price also for some of the same type from Little Harle as well

Leading Prices

Texel - £115 & £98 Little Harle, £82 Black Callerton

Texel x - £98 & £92 Holystone Estate, £90 Well House, £86 Little Harle, £85.50 Well House

Suffolk x - £100 Holystone Estate & Little Harle, £96 & £90.50 Holystone Estate

Mule - £82 Dene House & Black Callerton, £80.5 Holystone Estate, £80 & £69 (x2) Blackhalls

Cheviot - £84 & £71 Holystone Estate

Blackface - £71 Little Harle

Swaledale - £53 Blackhalls

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 28th July 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Limousin Heifers – £1225.98, £1201.92, £1099.49 Tone Hall

230.5p, 225.5p & 220.5p Tone Hall

Charolais Heifers – £1068.88 & 215.5p- Tone Hall

Cast Cows & OTM

An unbelievable trade for cast cows today, which will be the dearest seen at Hexham.  A new purchaser in attendance for the better, well finished cows ensured a flying trade with Limousin x cows from M/s Pickering, Fairspring Farm selling to 199.5p/kg to Atkinson Livestock Ltd.

Highest grossing cow came from Chris Curry, Low Burradon with a Pedigree Charolais cow from his Burradon herd selling to £1532.93 to new purchaser Mr S Mallon, Armagh.

Non farm assured sold to £1295.87 for Limousin x from Mr AW Wigham, Todhillwood.

Lean cows in high demand with many, very lean, old girls selling between 120p/kg and 130p/kg.

Sale average well up on the week with thirty two cows selling to average 152p/kg

More cows desperately needed to meet current demand.  Please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1295.87 Todhillwood, £1268./82 Fairspring, £1206.84 South Kirkheaton, £1205.83 Brownsleazes, £1186.25 Todhillwood, £1185.58 West Nubbock, £1119.69 Hallington New Houses, £1064.20 Farnbury, £1002.06 Spittalshield

199.5p Fairspring, 175.5p Hallington New Houses, 173.5p Brownsleazes, 169.5p South Kirkheaton, 165.5p Todhillwood, 163.5p Hudspeth, 162.5p Todhillwood, 158.5p West Nubbock, 156.5p Farnbury

Angus -£898.87 South Kirkheaton, £879.63 Kirkley Hall

138.5p South Kirkheaton, 134.5p Kirkley Hall

British Blue – £1208.54 Brownsleazes, £1175.81 Fairspring

169.5p Brownsleazes, 153.5p Fairspring

Charolais - £1532.93 & £1398.70 Low Burradon

179.5p & 177.5p Low Burradon

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

An increase of almost 700 lambs on the week and more than double the corresponding sale last year saw a significant jump in the trade.  Best quality export types were very keenly sought after selling to a top of £120 and 285.9p from Andrew Reay, West Moorhouses.  The overall average per head £96.06 (for 2422 sold) was almost identical to last week.

Entries for next Tuesday please to Brian on 07801862792 or ring the office.

Texel x – £118 East Wharmley, £115 St Oswalds, Lingey Field, Buteland & Quarry House (x2), £113.50 St Oswalds, £112.50 Quarry House, £112 Springwood, £111 Cheeseburn Grange, £110 Errington Red House, Woodlands Hall, Quarry House, Little Swinburne, East Wharmley & West Shields, £109 West Moorhouses, £107.50 Codlaw Hill (x2), Nilston Rigg & Nunwick, £107 Cheeseburn Grange, High Fotherley, Halton Red House, West Moorhouses & Buteland, £106.50 Watch Currock (x2) & West Shields, £106 Little Swinburne, £105.50 Codlaw Hill & Quarry House, £105 Cheeseburn Grange, Buteland, North Cocklake, Blue Gables (x2), Broomhall & Milbourne High House, £104.50 St Oswalds, Low Brunton & Milbourne Town Farm, £104 Springwood, Cheeseburn Grange, High Eshells, Blue Gables, Moorgair, Nilston Rigg (x2), Little Swinburne & East Wharmley (x2), £103.50 Lodge Farm, Springwood, Cheeseburn Grange, St Oswalds & Low Eshells, £103 Nunwick, £102.50 North Cocklake & Low Eshells, £102 West Moorhouses, Quarry House & Little Swinburne, £101.50 Moorgair (x2), East Wharmley, Dukesfield Hall & Midgeholme, £101 Watch Currock, £100.50 Corneyside (x2), £100 West Mill Hills, High Eshells, Merryshields, Lingey Field, Corneyside, South Gunnerton, East House, North Cocklake, Bulls Hill, East Newham, Woodlands Hall, Bingfield Combe & West Shields

262.2p Nunwick, 261p West Moorhouses, 253.8p East Wharmley, 253.7p Little Swinburne, 253.6p Watch Currock, 252.4p Little Swinburne, 251.1p East Wharmley, 250p Milbourne High House, 248.8p Milbourne Town Farm, East Wharmley, Nunwick & West Moorhouses, 247.7p West Moorhouses & Watch Currock, 247.5p Little Swinburne, 246.4p St Oswalds, 245.7p Stotsfold, 245.2p Nunwick, 245.1p Corneyside, 245p Nunwick, 244.4p Little Swinburne & Quarry House, 243.9p Lingey Field, East House & East Newham, 242.9p Little Swinburne, 242.7p East House, 241.9p East Wharmley, 241.3p Cheeseburn Grange, 240.7p Lodge Farm, 239.6p Lingey Field & Quarry House, 239.3p Corneyside, 239.1p East Wharmley, 239p Errington, 238.9p Whitchester, 238.1p West Mill Hills, High Eshells & Corneyside, 237.5p Errington Red House, 237.2p Quarry House & East Matfen

Dutch Texel x - £115, £109.50 (x2) & £106 Willimoteswick

260.7p, 246.5p, 234.7p & 228.6p Willimoteswick

Suffolk x – £107 Broomfield, £106.50 Brownsleazes, £105.50 Halton Red House & Codlaw Hill, £101.50 Midgeholme, £100 Merryshields, Brownsleazes & Sunniside, £99.50 Black Hedley & Whitchester, £99 Springwood, £98.50 Merryshields & Sunniside, £97.50 Broomhall, £96 Woodlands, £95 Brownsleazes

231.6p Stone Stile, 226.7p Broomhall, 225p Springwood, 219.8p Halton Red House & Codlaw Hill, 218.9p Merryshields & Sunniside, 217.4p Brownsleazes, 215.1p Merryshields, 214.3p Sillywrea, 213p Brownsleazes

 

Beltex x – £120 (x2) West Moorhouses, £119 Watch Currock, £115 & £111.50 West Moorhouses, £110.50 & £108.50 Little Swinburne, £106& £105.50 West Moorhouses, £105 St Oswalds, £94 Longlea

285.9p & 285.7p West Moorhouses, 276.7p Watch Currock, 276.3p Little Swinburne, 272.7p & 265p West Moorhouses, 258.3p Little Swinburne, 257.3p West Moorhouses, 256.1p St Oswalds, 250p West Moorhouses (x2), 235p Longlea

Charollais x – £89.50 & 235.5p Fell Lane

Leicester x - £99 Codlaw Hill, 83.50 North Cocklake

206.3p Codlaw Hill, 203.7p North Cocklake

Mule - £94.50 Brownsleazes, £86.50 Whinnetley

211p Whinnetley, 196.9p Brownsleazes

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £90 Sweethope, £70 Springwood (x2)

Suffolk x - £80 Broomfield

Cheviot x – £75 Colwell Demesne

Mule – £63 Sweethope

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 24th July 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts offered just short of one hundred head of store cattle at their weekly sale as is typical at this busy time of year.  With new safety measures in place over thirty buyers assembled at the ringside, all observing social distancing, all protected by newly erected Perspex booths and screening and, as outlined by the Livestock Auctioneers Association everyone wearing a suitable mask or face covering.  Despite being a strange sight to witness our time honoured method of marketing cattle via live auction endures and in bringing together steadfast vendors and staunch purchasers another successful sale was conducted under such Covid-19 guidelines.

Bullocks peaked at £1370 for a smashing, ginger Charolais cross steer at 22 months from Robert and Kay Thompson, The Whins whilst heifer trade was topped at £1265 for a super smart black and white Limousin cross at 18 months which continued a great month of trading at Hexham for Brian Charlton, East Newham.

An outstanding packet of yearling type cattle were consigned by Peter Robson, Taylor Burn and ten bullocks were sold, no messing, in three lots; 3 charolais at £1250, three red Limmy bullocks at £1225 and 4 black ‘stablemates’ at £1190, all snapped up by the same Northallerton based regular at the Hexham ringside to average £1218 throughout.

A mixed show of Angus steers met a ready demand which, for yearling types peaked at £1100 for a smart sort from Henry Frater, Moorlaws, Alnwick followed by another from Messrs Faill, Hedley West, Stocksfield at £1090.

Buyers remain keen to source cattle and levels are greatly increased on the trade seen throughout Spring.  If you are contemplating selling cattle our auctioneers will be delighted to advise on how the Hexham store ring can maximise your returns.

Leading Prices;       

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1250, £1220, £1200 & £1170 Whins Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1180 Whins Farm

Limousin x heifers - £1100 East Newham, £1020 East Matfen

British Blue x heifers - £1100 East Newham

Angus x steers - £1090 Hedley West

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1370 & £1300 Whins Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1250, £990 & £930 Whins Farm

Limousin x steers – £1235, £1215 & £1090 Stoneygate, £1020 East Matfen

Limousin x heifers – £1265 East Newham, £1020 East Matfen, £1000 East Newham

Simmental x heifers – £1000 East Newham

Angus x steers -£1100 Moorlaws, £1010 Hedley West

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1250 Taylor Burn, £1240, £1170 & £1000 The Tofts, £890 Greyside

Limousin x steers – £1225 & £1190 Taylor Burn, £1055, £1010, £1000, £990 (x2), £985 & £915 (x2) Greyside

British Blue x steers – £1170, £1140 & £1035 Intake Bungalow

Simmental x steers – £935 Hedley West

Angus x steers – £1060 & £1040 Moorlaws, £910 & £855 Duncombe Moor,

Angus x heifers - £790 Moorlaws

Cattle 10 months and under

Angus x steers – £1010 Ricknall Mill

Angus x heifers – £830 & £825 Ricknall Mill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes & Rams

A strong show of mainly continental cast ewes sold to a stronger trade.

Texel x ewes topped at £106 twice from Alan R Lawson, South Farm and from M/s K Smith & Son, East Greenridge.

A tremendous run of 48 Texel x ewes from Alan R Lawson averaged £90

Swales topped at £69 for a pen of 16 from East Greenridge.

More wanted next week. Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £95 Hudspeth

Texel x – £106 East Greenridge & Grange House, £96 Satley & East Greenridge (x2), £95 Armonside, £94 South Hallington, Wydon & Blackburn, £93 Grange House, £90 Grange House (x2) & Armonside, £89 Satley, £88 Hareshaw Allotment, £87 Satley, £85 Grange House

Suffolk - £80 Hareshaw Allotment

Suffolk x – £98 & £95.50 Grange House, £94 Satley, £93 Blackburn, £90 Satley

Mule – £85 Blackburn, £78 South Hallington, £77 Blackburn, £76 & £70 East Greenridge

Blackface – £58 Hudspeth, £50 Penpeugh

Swaledale – £69 East Greenridge

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly catalogued sale of 1367 Store Lambs.  Wow, what a trade!  A nice show of lambs with more new vendors forward especially from the Weardale countryside.  More purchasers ringside ensured a fast trade with two pens of Beltex x lambs breaking the £100 barrier.  Mr A Scown, Wolsingham, Co Durham sold lambs to £108 and Mr JH Emerson, Haggate Farm, Eastgate sold a fantastic panful to £101.50.

A pen of 14 Texel x lambs from Mr DW Henderson, Westwood Farm sold to £99.00

Longer keeping, continental stores, would be slightly sharper on the week with many farming lambs selling between £73 - £78

A handful of longer keep Mule lambs in sold to £68 & £72.50

With this current demand for lambs please feel free to contact Drew with any enquiries and entries.

A reminder of our Anniversary show and sale for pens of 20 lambs with classes for all breeds on the 14th August.

Texel x – £99 Westwood, £98 Prospect Grange, £94.50 Haggate, £93.50 & £93 Wittonshields, £91 & £90 Cooper House, £89 Prospect Grange, £88 White House Eastgate, £85 Waite Farm, Stone Hall & Haggate, £83.50 West End, £83 Laburnum Cottage, £82 Newbiggin, Penpeugh & Chesterwood, £81.50 West End, £81 Wolf Hills, £80 West Shipley, £78.50 Waite Farm & Wolf Hills, £78 Newbiggin & Prospect Grange

Dutch Texel x - £95.50 Aimshaugh

Suffolk x – £94 Cooper House, £88 & £82 West Shipley

Beltex x - £108 West End, £101.50 Haggate, £98 Short Thorns, £87.50 Edges Green, £87 Low Struthers, £85 West End

Hampshire - £81.50 (x3) & £80 Pilmuir

Ryeland - £79 Chesterwood

Mule – £89 & £84.50 Penpeugh, £81 & £72.50 East Unthank

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Prime Lambs

Hexham & Marts at their Scots Gap Centre sold 770 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale representing another massive increase on the year.

With many vendors returning to the Scots Gap ring lambs peaked at £112 for a pair of heavy weight Texel crosses from Tony & Jack Fenwick, Crookdene and also at 246.2ppkg for half a dozen very well-bred 7/8 Texel crosses from Richard & Chris Thornton, Cornhills.

All classes once again were sought after, however, in-line with other centre’s averages eased slightly at 213.1ppkg with 43.2 kgs returning at £92.09 – a great improvement on the year.

Entries for next week’s sale and should be made to Chris Armstrong 07808 721957 or any of the Auctioneers.

Leading Prices

Texel x - £112 Crook Dene, £110 Catreen, £108 Town Farm, £107 Rugley Walls & Crook Dene, £105 Fairspring, Shaw Wood, Dene House, Tuthill & High House, £104 Tuthill, Town Farm, Grange House, Holling Hill & High House, £103 High Baulk, £102 Tuthill, Grange House & Cornhills, £101 Tenter House, Black Callerton & West Grange, £100 High Baulk, Holystone Estate (x2), £99 Crook Dene, £98 Dunns Houses & Molesden

246.2p Cornhills, 245p Molesden, 228.2p Longshaws, 225.6p Longshaws, 225p Longshaws, 223.8p Town Farm, 223.7p Holystone Estate, 223.1p Catreen, 222.2p Holystone Estate (x2), 221.4p Town Farm, 221.3p Town Farm, 220.5p Dene House,  Townfoot & Tenter House, 220.2p Rugley Walls & Town Farm, 219.8p High Baulk, 219.6p Crook Dene, 219.5p Dunns Houses, Cornhills, Dene House, Shaw Wood, 219.1p Crook Dene & Holystone Estate, 218.8p Tuthill, Fairspring 218.6p, 218.4p Rugley Walls, 218.3p Holystone Estate

Suffolk x - £106 & £103.50 Tuthill, £98 Holling Hill, £95.50 Dene House, £93 Black Callerton, £91 Middle White Hill, £90.50 Holystone Estate, £90 East Newham & Broomhope

220.7p Holystone Estate, 220.2p Tuthill, 213.1p Middle White Hill, 212.2p Dene House, 209.3p East Newham, 207.1p Holystone Estate, 206.8p Middle White Hill, 206.7p Black Callerton, 204.8p Broomhope

Mule - £90 Pitland Hills

207.3p Pitland Hills

Cheviot Mule - £94 Highwood, £93 Holystone Estate

214.6p Highwood, 206.7p Holystone Estate

North Country Cheviot -  £85 Holystone Estate

212.5p Holystone Estate

Blackface - £79 Bolam Lake House

202.6p Bolam Lake House

Leicester - £88 The Shield

200p The Shield

Hampshire - £83 Molesden

212.8p Molesden

Cast Ewes & Rams

A small and mixed entry of Cast Sheep sold well to a top of £116 for a Texel Ewe from Billy Findler, Tenter House and more of all classes could easily have been sold.

Leading Prices

Texel x - £116 Tenter House, £112 The Fawns, £106 Shaw Wood & The Fawns, £101 Well House, £99 Cornhills, £96 The Fawns, £95.50 Well House, £93.50 Tenter House, £93 Well House, £90 The Fawns

Suffolk x - £95.50 & £85 Brinkburn Newhouses

Blackface - £48 Bolam Lake House

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 21st July 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A good show of clean cattle with fresh faces to Hexham ring.  M/s JE Suddes & Sons, Rowley Farm brought a well fed Limousin x heifer that weighed well at 600kg and sold to 233.5ppk (£1401.00)

Selling to the same ppk was a lovely homebred Limousin x heifer from another new vendor, Mr A Crowder, Butsfield Burn selling to Mr T Brocklehurst on behalf of Bellingham Craft Butchers.

Limousin Heifers – £1401 Rowley, £1382.32, £1341.15. £1237.01 & £1225.53 Butsfield Burn

233.5p Rowley, 233.5p, 229.5p, 220.5p & 219.5p Butsfield Burn

British Blue Heifers – £1107.23 & 199.5p Cornhills

Cast Cows & OTM

A reduced entry of cast cattle due to folks silaging and starting the combines.  The cattle that were in though met an absolute flyer.  Dearest trade we’ve seen for the quality of cattle forward.  Cows sold to 167.5ppk for a Limousin x cow from M/s NG,KM & JG Beveridge, Low West House, Tow Law.  Highest grossing cow came from M/s W Walton & Sons, Dunns Houses realising £1300.95 for a Simmental x lady.

Cast Bulls sold to £1441.45 for an Aberdeen Angus from M/s CA & J Watmore, Holystone Estate.

With this current trade many more cows are needed here at Hexham.

For entries please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1256.25 Low West House, £1162.76 Kirkley Hall, £1107.54 Dunns Houses

167.5p Low West House, 159.5p Kirkley Hall, 146.5p Dunns Houses

Angus - £1147.36 Fell Lane, £913 Hedley West

126.5p Fell Lane, 137.5p Hedley West

Angus Bull - £1441.45 Holystone

Simmental - £1300.95 & £1149.66 Dunns Houses, £933.26 Hedley West

157.5p & 149.5p Dunns Houses, 139.5p Hedley West

Stabiliser - £970.75 & 137.5p Sweethope

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

The biggest show of lambs seen at Hexham in July for a very long time sold very well throughout and although the average per kilo was less on the week the overall average per head was only £3 back.

A very good show of well fleshed lambs topped at £124.50 from Board Inn and £124 East Wharmley.

Highest per kilo was Low West House at 254.6p

Texel x – 124.50 Board Inn, £124 East Wharmley, £123 Errington Red House & Watch Currock, £120 East Wharmley, £118 East Newham, £117.50 Low West House, £114 East Wharmley, £112 Low Eshells, £111 High Fotherley & East Wharmley, £110 Merryshields, North Cocklake, Corneyside & East Flass, £108.50 Warksfield Head, £108 East Newham, £107.50 East Flass, £107 Low Ardley & Nunwick, £106.50 Warksfield Head, £106 Great Chesters & Milbourne Town Farm, £105.50 High Fotherley, £105 South Gunnerton, East Flass & Watch Currock (PCH), £104 Merryshields, Low Ardley & Corneyside, £103.50 Moralees, Milbourne Town Farm, West Shields, Watch Currock & Board Inn, £103 Riding Farm, £102.50 Black Hedley & Milbourne Town Farm, £101.50 Low West House & Board Inn, £101 Stone Stile, £100.50 Highwood, Great Chesters, Berwick Hill & Nunwick, £100 North Cocklake, Woodlands, Low Eshells, Watch Currock & Satley, £99.50 Warksfield Head & West Shields, £99 East Wharmley, Corneyside (x3), Nunwick & Warksfield Head, £98.50 South Gunnerton & Elrington Hall, £98 Low Ardley (x2), £97.50 Glenhill, £97 Elrington Hall, £96.50 Elrington Hall, Merryshields, Great Chesters, Highford & East House

243.4p Nunwick, 241.5p East Wharmley & Nunwick, 241.3p East House, 240.7p Watch Currock, 238.1p Watch Currock & Satley, 237.2p East House, 236.1p Low West House, 235.7p Corneyside (x2), 235.4p Highford, 233.3p Low Eshells & Nunwick, 231.7p Hard Riding & East Wharmley, 230.8p East Wharmley & East Newham, 230.2p Corneyside, 230p Nunwick, 229.8p East Newham, 229.3p Nunwick, 229p Waterford, 228.4p Great Chesters, 228p East Wharmley, 227.8p China Hall, 227.7p Nunwick, 227.5p Comb Hills, 226.2p East Wharmley & East House, 226.1p Corneyside, 225p Corneyside & West Shields, 224.5p High Fotherley & Corneyside, 224p East Flass, 223.3p Nunwick, 223.2p East Uppertown

Suffolk x – £102.50 (x2) Black Hedley, £99 Elrington Hall & Lunns House, £97.50 Elrington Hall, £95.50 Satley, £94.50 Merryshields, £92.50 Sherburn Tower, £92 South Gunnerton, £91.50 Lunns House, £91 East Newham, £90.50 Elrington Hall

218.3p Elrington Hall & 218.3p Grange House, 217.1p Satley, 216.7p East Newham, 215.9p Merryshields & Berwick Hill, 215.5p & 215.2p Elrington Hall, 215.1p Sherburn Tower, 214.8p Merryshields, 214p South Gunnerton, 213.5p Black Hedley

Beltex x – £112 Low West House, £100.50 Linacres, £99 (x2) Low West House, £96.50 Linacres

254.6p, 241.5p & 235.7p Low West House, 225.7p Chesterwood, 225p Linacres

Charollais x – £93.50 & £92.50 Satley

220.2p & 217.4p Satley

Mule - £100 Riding Farm, £97 North Cocklake

206.4p North Cocklake, 204.1p Riding Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams

Ewes to £69 from Hill Crest

Store Cattle, Store & Breeding Sheep | Friday 17th July 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts offered 115 head of store cattle at their weekly sale and once again a small but select show sold well from start to finish with thirty-five buyers at ringside maintaining a safe social distance and complying with covid-19 precautions as recommended by The Livestock Auctioneers Association at all times. 

The sale peaked at £1345 for an outstanding Charolais cross bullock at 17 months which led the annual consignment at this time of year from James Herdman, Edlingham Newtown who saw his six powerful steers average £1200 and nine heifer sisters at the same age peak at £1160 and average £1087 representing a sizeable lift on the year with all lots selling to the same staunch return purchasers.

On the dedicated day in the month for native breeds the dearest heifer sold was a super, deep, square Aberdeen Angus at 27 months of age which scaled to £1280 for noted local pedigree Angus bull breeder Michael Lishman, Fell Lane, Barrasford. Angus cross bullocks sold well and close behind at £1270 and £1260 from regular consignor of the black breed; Dennis Burn, Aydonshield, Hexhamshire. 

Another run of well-bred Charolais cross heifers were brought forward by Messrs Thompson, The Whins, County Durham who saw their cattle continue in the same vein of trade as last week peaking at £1225 for a smart ginger heifer with bags of shape and averaging £1115 for 12 sold.

Also flying the flag for native breed cattle on the day were father and son team Richard and Shaun Barron, The Deans, Muggleswick who, having sold their Angus bred cattle earlier in the summer came to Hexham with their well-grown, level and upstanding run of South Devon bullocks at 15-17 months which topped at £1040 twice and averaged £1021 throughout.

With all classes of cattle and sheep continuing to sell at great rates despite the ongoing pandemic it is important that we all strive to protect ourselves and our time-honoured marketing method by following government and other guidelines in the fight against covid-19.  Therefore, as of Monday 20th July everyone attending the market must wear a face mask and continue to maintain social distancing and we thank all our customers in advance for adhering to these measures.

Leading prices;    

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1185 & £1130 Whins Farm

Limousin x steers – £890 Midgeholme

Angus x heifers – £1280 Fell Lane

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1345, £1300, £1200, £1130 & £1050 Edlingham Newtown

Charolais x heifers – £1225, £1210 & £1200 Whins Farm, £1160 Edlingham Newtown, £1130 Whins Farm, £1100 Wins Farm & Edlingham Newtown, £1080 Whins Farm, £1075 & £1060 Edlingham Newtown, £1040 Whins Farm & Edlingham Newtown, £1030 Edlingham Newtown, £1025 Whins Farm, £1010 Edlingham Newtown, £980 Whins Farm

Limousin x steers – £1175 Edlingham Newtown, £1140 & £1080 (x2) Stoneygate, £960 Burn Mill

Limousin x heifers – £1185, £1165, £1140 & £1100 East Newham, £1080 Holly Hill West, £1040 Raggetsyke, £1010 East Newham, £980 Holly Hill West

Angus x steers -£1270 & £1210 Aydonshields

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1010 Raggetsyke

Charolais x heifers - £1150 Edlingham Newtown

Limousin x steers – £840 & £830 Midgeholme

Angus x steers – £1260 Aydonshields, £1000 Parkside, £995 Hedley West, £990 Parkside & Throp Hill, £980 & £970 Parkside

Angus x heifers - £895 Hedley West

Hereford x steers - £875 & £800 The Tofts

South Devon x steers - £1040 (x2), £1030, £1020, £1010 & £1000 The Deans

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £900 Raggetsyke

Angus x steers – £890 Hedley West

Store & Breeding Sheep

Cast Ewes & Rams

A much larger show of Cast Ewes and Rams met varied demand with purchasers looking for quality with a 200% increase in numbers on the year.

A large difference in price was seen between the clipped sheep and the unclipped sheep.

Topping the trade was a strong Texel Ewe from C&C Farming, Flotterton Cottage selling for £130

Mules topped at £89 for 14 from Mr/s W&JA Longlands, Rusheylaw.

Horned Hill Ewes were harder to cash selling to £71 for a pen of Blackface Ewes from Mr JW Smith-Jackson, High Town.

Entries to Jack on 07739440457

Texel - £130 Flotterton Cottage, £116 Low Ardley, £104 Flotterton Cottage, £102 & £96 Low Ardley

Texel x – £100 Highside, £94 Low Ardley, £87 Grange Farm, £85 High Knitsley, £84 Burmoor, £82 Blackburn, £81 Fairview, £80 Steel Hall, £79 Highside

Suffolk – £116 Flotterton, £100 Steel Hall

Suffolk x – £92 Blackburn

Leicester - £90 Carry House

NC Cheviot – £88 & £71 Flotterton

Cheviot Mule – £84 Flotterton

Mule – £89 Rusheylaw, £87 Rusheylaw & Tone Hall, £82.50 Blackburn, £75 Carry House & Flotterton, £74 Carry House, £73 High Knitsley, £71 Tone Hall, £69 Tone Hall & Flotterton

Blackface – £71 High Town, £65 Penpeugh, £63.50 High Town, £62 Penpeugh, £60 & £59 Carry House

Swaledale – £58 & £52 High Town

Herdwick - £48 Comb Hills

Ryeland –£60 Steel Hall

Breeding Sheep

Two pens of Texel x Ewe Hoggs sold to £124 from Mr J Edgar, Fairview.

Texel x Hoggs - £124 & £100 Fairview

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of 1179 Store Lambs.  A slightly poorer show of lambs this week but lambs maintained last weeks’ rates of return with the better end of lambs easily selling over £80.  Medium keep, first cross out the Mule, lambs all sold between £68 - £75

Mr DW Henderson, Westwood Farm, Wylam sold tremendous Texel x lambs to £109 and £107.

James Bailey of Ivanhoe Livestock, Bedale, North Yorkshire made the trup north on the A1 and sold long keep Beltex x lambs to £86.50

A panful of Suffolk x lambs from M/s J&SM Ivison, Cooper House sold to £85

The first pen of Mules forward this season came from M/s W&PF Walton, Penpeugh and sold to £84.50 and the second pen from M/s Weatherson, Edges Green sold to £70.50

More lambs needed for next week.  All entries and enquiries to Drew Patrick 07854361967 or the office 01434 605444

Texel - £84 Middleton Mill

Texel x – £109 & £107 Westwood, £93 Cooper House, £92.50 Whittonshields, £89.50 Penpeugh, £86.50 Rennys Barn, £85 Chattlehope, £84.50 Rennys Barn, £84 Cooper House, £83 Penpeugh, £80 Armonside, Crowhall & Allergill

Suffolk x – £85 Cooper House (x2), £80 Penpeugh

Beltex x - £86.50, £81 Wyvill Grange

Mule – £84.50 Penpeugh, £70.50 Edges Green

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 15th July 2020

Prime Lambs

Hexham & Marts at their Scots Gap Centre sold 848 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale with the change of start time proving a resounding success.

A cracking show of lambs in terms of both quality and weight sold well to a competitive ringside of six buyers for all classes. The sale peaked at £114 for a super heavyweight Texel cross from John & James Foggin, Tosson Tower, purchased for Worlsey Meats by Paul Watson, Clitheroe. A cracking pair of well-bred Texel crosses at 41kg from David & Allan Johnson, Tuthill scaled to 245.1ppkg to the same buyer ringside.

A tremendous run of 173 lambs were presented by Chris & Janet Watmore, Holystone Estate, peaked at £110.50 (twice) to average a worthy £102 throughout for the Coquet Valley producers.

With numbers almost doubled on the week and increased ten-fold on the year, the switch to an afternoon sale has been embraced by many returning vendors that were rewarded with a competitive trade to average 228ppkg and £98 for 43kg across the sale.

Entries for next week’s sale and should be made to Chris Armstrong 07808 721957 or any of the Auctioneers.

Leading Prices

Texel x – £114 Tosson Tower, £110.50 Holystone Estate (x2), £110 High Baulk, Grangemoor, The Fawns, Holystone Estate, Halton Red House & Chesters, £109.50 Chesters, £109 Whittonshields & Holystone Estate, £108 Holystone Estate, £107 High Baulk, £106.50 Chesters, £106 East White Hill, £105 Chesters, £104.50 Dene House, £104 Crescent Farm, Black Callerton, High Baulk & Chesters, £103.50 High Baulk, £103 Coldwell, The Fawns & Tuthill, £102.50 & £102 Town Farm, £102 Halton Red House & Chesters, £101.50 Tosson Tower, £101 Whittonshields & Holystone Estate,

245.1p Tuthill, 239.5p East Newham, 238.5p Tuthill, 237.5P Halton Red House, 237.0p Holystone Estate, 236.8p Crescent Farm, 236.4p Black Callerton & Chesters, 236.3p The Fawns, 235.2p High Baulk, 235.0p Elrington Hall, 234.6p & 234.2p East Newham, 233.3p Holystone Estate & Town Farm, 233.0p Chesters, 232.9p Tosson Tower, 231.8p Town Farm, 231.5p Chesters, 231.4p Whittonshields & Holystone Estate, 231.3p Longshaws, 231.1p High Baulk & Crescent Farm, 230.5p Dene House, 230.2p Tuthill, Holystone Estate, The Fawns & Elrington Hall, 230.0p Crescent Farm

Suffolk x – £110 East White Hill, £105 Holystone Estate, £100 East White Hill, £99 Flotterton, £96 Coatyards, £94 Rugley Walls, £93.50 Tuthill, £93 Rugley Walls

230.0p Holystone Estate, 229.3p Rugley Walls, 228.6p Coatyards, 226.8p Rugley Walls, 218.8p Holystone Estate, 217.4p Tuthill & East White Hill

Hampshire - £89 & £86.50 Sea View

222.5p & 216.3p Sea View

Cast Ewes & Rams

A mixed show of 156 Cast Sheep sold well on the day easily matching and often exceeding levels seen at other local centres.

Heavy ewes peaked at £110 for Suffolk crosses from Jonta Walton, Grangemoor, with Mules selling to £91 from Dave Brodie, Chesters and Hill ewes selling to £105 from Messrs Sheldrake, Sea View, Blackies to £79 from Libby Bertram, Coldwell and Swales to £59.50 also from Sea View

Leading Prices

Texel x - £108 & £105 Chesters, £97 Bolam West House £90 Broom House & Dykehead, £87 Middle Coldcotes, £86 Broom House

Suffolk x - £110 Grangemoor, £105 Middle Coldcotes, £94 Grangemoor

Mule - £91 Chesters, £89 Bolam West House

Dorset - £93 Middle Coldcotes

Cheviot - £105 Sea View

Blackface - £79 Coldwell, £73, £69, £65 & £60 Sea View

Swaledale - £59.50 (x2), £55.50 & £55 Sea View

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 14th July 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Four Butchers heifers from Messrs TW Dinning & Son, Watch Currock sold well to 231.5ppkg and grossed to £1347.00.

More clean heifers needed next week.

Limousin Heifers – £1347, £1307.98, £1299.03 & £1297.88 Watch Currock

231.5p, 228.5p, 227.5p & 224.5p Watch Currock

Cast Cows & OTM

A very lean show of cows this week but trade still maintained last week’s rates. The ¾ fleshed cows still carried on to sell well over 145ppkg with the sale reaching 153.5ppkg for an older Charolais Cow from Messrs J & SM Ivison, Cooper House. Highest grossing cow came from Messrs RR Reay & Sons, West Moorhouses for a heavy Lim x Cow realising £1315.02.

Today showed we can sell all classes of cows at Hexham, wit potential purchasers for the very lean to purchasers for the very best.

Entries for next week are invited, please call Drew 07854 361967

Limousin – £1315.02 West Moorhouses, £1189.63 Flotterton, £1106.33 Allendale Farm, £1047.25 Stotsfold, £1024.32 Flotterton

153.5p Flotterton, 151.5p West Moorhouses, 148.5p Allendale Farm, 147.5p Stotsfold, 145.5p Flotterton

Angus -£1249.85 Hedley West, £1177.28, £1143.75, £1135.24, £1072.50 & £1038.59 Flotterton

152.5p Flotterton, 145.5p Hedley West, 141.5p & 140.5p & Flotterton

Charolais - £1128.23 Cooper House, £832.40 Hedley West

153.5p Cooper House, 131.5p Hedley West

Blonde – £944.19 Allendale Farm, £867.51 Middle Heads

134.5p Allendale Farm

British Blue – £1008.99 & 151.5p Paradise Farm

Beef Shorthorn - £1070.62 & £1007.37 Gallaw Hill

136.5p & 134.5p Gallaw Hill

Hereford - £941.88 & 137.5p Whiskershiel

South Devon - £1033.29 & 133.5p The Deans

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

The biggest show of lambs this season saw another lift in trade with all classes easily sold to a top of £118.50 from Laburnum Cottage and 266.7p Watch Currock.  The overall sale average per head was £96.65 – again a rise on the week.

Texel x – £118.50 Laburnum Cottage, £118 Glendale, £117 South Kirkheaton, £116.50 Grange House, £115 High Fotherley (x2) & High Yarridge, £113.50 Watch Currock, £113 High Fotherley, Grange House & Homilton, 112 Halton Red House, Low Brunton & Watch Currock, £111 West Shields, £110 Corneyside & The Laws, £109 Blue Gables, £108 Ridley Farm & High Eshells, £107.50 East Wharmley, £107 Corneyside & Glendale, £106 Low Brunton, East Wharmley & West Shields, £105.50 High Eshells & Watch Currock, £105 High Fotherley & Low Brunton, £103.50 Corneyside, Low Brunton, West Shields, East Wharmley & Elrington Hall, £103 The Laws, Homilton, East Wharmley & High Yarridge, £102.50 West Shields, £102 Blue Gables, £101.50b Low Brunton & Aydonshields, £101Watch Currock, £100.50 Fell Lane, East House & High House, £100 Merryshields, Low Brunton & Broomhall, £99.50 High Fotherley, £99 East House (x2), Aydonshields & Town Farm, £98 Thornley Hall Farm, Halton Red House, Hard Riding, Corneyside, South Farm & Stotsfold, £97.50 Errington, Grange House & East House

266.7 Watch Currock, 261p Corneyside, 258.5p East Wharmley, 255.8p Corneyside, 253.9p East House, 252.4p East Wharmley, 252.2p Watch Currock, 251.3p East House, 251.2p East Wharmley, 250p Errington, 247.5p East House, 246.4p Corneyside, 246.2p Fell Lane, 245.2p High Yarridge, 243.8p East House, 242.9p Blue Gables, 242.7p High Fotherley, 240.5p Watch Currock, 240.4p High Fotherley, 240p High Eshells & East House, 239.8p High Eshells, 239.7p East Newham, 239.3p Fell Lane, 239p Hard Riding, 238.9p East Wharmley, 236.1p Aydonshields, 235.9p Fell Lane, 235.4p Grange House, 235p High Yarridge, 234.8p Ridley Farm, 234.7p High Fotherley & High Yarridge, 234.4p Watch Currock, 233.8p Salmonswell & High Fotherley, 233.3p Corneyside, 233p West Shields

Suffolk x – £115 Merryshields & Baal Hill, £111 Baal Hill, £106.50 Brownsleazes, £104 Brownsleazes & Broomhall, £103 South Kirkheaton, £101 High Fotherley & Halton Red House, £97.50 Merryshields, £97 Lunns House (x2), £90.50 Sherburn Tower, £90 Broomhall

234.9p High Fotherley, 231.5p Brownsleazes, 231.3p & 230p Baal Hill, 229.6p Halton Red House, 228.9p South Kirkheaton, 226.3p Sherburn Tower, 226.1p Brownsleazes & Broomhall, 222.5p & 221.6p Merryshields, 220.5p Lunns House, 219.5p Broomhall, 217.1p Lunns House (x4)

Beltex x – £90 & 236.8p East House

Charollais x – £100 & £93 Errington

256.4p & 244.7p Errington

Cheviot Mule - £85 & 207.3p Riding Farm

Mule - £108 & 211.8p Brownsleazes

Store & Breeding Cattle & Store Sheep | Friday 10th July 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a small but quality entry; typical of this time of year which yet again sold well and was considerably dearer on the week.  The sale was topped at £1260 by a hefty charolais cross heifer at 22 months from Robert & Kay Thompson, The Whins, Bishop Auckland who sold twelve well-grown sorts to average £1128 throughout selling to many return purchasers.  Steers peaked at £1200 for a useful commercial steer at a similar age from Brian Charlton, East Newham, Ponteland and the best of the yearling trade was enjoyed by Messrs Walton, Greyside for their pen of twenty.  The renowned cattle rearing family saw purchasers from a 200 mile radius gather at Hexham to push their steers to £1120 and heifers to £1080.  Our auctioneers urge any producer with cattle to sell to consider next week’s sale at Hexham to take advantage of the great demand at the ringside. Entries are invited and should be made to the main office on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1260, £1215 (X2), £1155, £1150, £1090, £1080 (X3) & £1070 Whins Farm

Angus x heifers – £1050 Throp Hill, £1000 Shotleyfield, £990 Throp Hill

South Devon steers - £1080 & £1060 Shotleyfield

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1125 Whins Farm, £1070 East Newham, £1025 Whins Farm

Limousin steers – £1200 East Newham

Limousin heifers - £1200 & £1095 East Newham

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1090 Greyside, £1010 Throp Hill

Limousin x steers – £1120 & £1100 Greyside, £1090 Throp Hill & Greyside, £1075 & £1045 Greyside, £1000 Hopefoot, £960 Low Staples, £925 Hopefoot, £900 Low Staples

Limousin x heifers – £1185 East Newham, £1085 Low Staples, £1080, £1000, £980, £915, £910, £905 & £900 Greyside

Angus x steers - £1025 Throp Hill

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £810 Longshaws

Breeding Cattle

Heifers with Calves at Foot

British Blue – £1620 White House Slaley

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A large show of Cast Ewes and Rams for the time of year.  Nearly four times more than this time last year.

Leaner ewes continue to look a very strong trade with bigger ewes similar on the week.

Sale topped at £118 for a pair of Texel ewes from Mr RM Johnson, High Fotherley.

More continue to be wanted for next week.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel x – £118 High Fotherley, £106 West Wharmley & Rusheylaw, £101 Rusheylaw, £98 Rusheylaw (x3 & Elrington Hall, £96 Rusheylaw & Ravenside, £90 Rusheylaw, Cooper House, Blue Gables, Middle Farm & West Wharmley

Suffolk - £108 West Wharmley

Suffolk x – £94 West Wharmley

Leicester -  £110 The Steel, £96 The Steel & Shitlington Hall

Mule – £86 Elrington Hall & West Wharmley, £85 The Steel, £82 Elrington Hall, £80 Shitlington Hall, £76 Cooper House, £75 Shitlington Hall, £74 The Bridges, £73 Lunns House & Baal Hill

Blackface – £68 The Steel & High Town, £66 Carrick, Shitlington Hall & Harsondale, £62 High Town, £58 Laings Hill, £56 The Steel

Swaledale – £64 East Unthank, £60 & £58 Todhillwood, £55 East Unthank, £53 Wolf Hills, £52 Wolf Hills & Baal Hill, £51 High Town & Todhillwood

Store Hoggs

Store Hoggs continue to sell to high rates for the time of year.

Selling to £98 for 6 Suffolk x hoggs from M/s JB Cowan & Co, Morrowfield.

Store Hoggs will be sold in the Cast Ewe and Ram section from next week.

Texel x – £73 Morrowfield, £69 Cooper House, £60 Ravenscleugh

Suffolk x – £98 & £90 Morrowfield

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts held its grand opening sale of 1072 Store Lambs, which met an incredible trade with plenty of potential purchaser’s ringside making a very swift trade throughout.  Many more could have easily been sold to vendor advantage.  A much larger entry on the year averaged £7.50 more on the year.

New vendor to the Hexham ring, Dan Humble of Allergill Farm, Stanhope sold Beltex x lambs to £94.00

Texel x lambs from Mrs F Armstrong, Armonside Farm sold to £92.00

A fantastic run of Suffolk x lambs from M/s B&S Fell, Nafferton Farm, Durham sold to a high of £73.50 twice.

With this current buoyant trade we strongly urge producers to consider entering lambs for the next and upcoming sales.

For entries next week please call Drew on 07854361967

Texel x - £92 Armonside, £88 Low Brooms, £81.50 Bankshead, £81 Stone Hall, £80.50 Nunstainton, £80 & £79 Crowhall, £78.50 Nafferton & Bankshead, £77 Crowhall & Nunstainton

Dutch Texel x - £64 East Unthank

Beltex x - £94 & £87 Allergill

Suffolk x - £73.50 Nafferton (x2)

Leicester - £75.50 Armonside

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 8th July 2020

Hexham & Northern Marts at their Scots Gap Centre sold 412 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale. With three times as many presented as the corresponding sale last year, vendors were rewarded with a sound trade throughout.

Lambs peaked at £117 for an outstanding Continental cross heavyweight from William Hall, Hallington New Hoses which sold to Paul Watson for Worsley Meats, Liversedge. A super pen of 11 well-bred Texel crosses from Eddie Robson, High Baulk sold to 243ppkg to the same buyer ringside. The entire entry sold to average 224ppkg in line with other regional centres.

More lambs of all classes urgently required to fill demand. Entries to Chris Armstrong 07808721957

Leading Prices

Texel x – £117 & £111 New Houses, £110 Buckshaw, £108 Cornhills, £107 High Baulk, £105.50 New Houses, £105 Buckshaw & New Houses, £104.50 High Baulk & Tuthill, £104 Black Callerton & Tuthill, £103.50 Buckshaw & Mill View, £101 Longshaws, £99.50 Buckshaw & High Baulk, £99 Cornhills, £98.50 Buckshaw (x2) & New Houses, £98 Shitlington Hall & Greyside, £97.50 New Houses & Tosson Tower, £97 Tuthill, £96.50 Longshaws & West Grange, £96 Black Callerton & East Newham

243.0p High Baulk 234.2p Black Callerton, 233.3p Greyside, 232.9p Tosson Tower, 232.1p East Newham, 230.2p Cornhills, 230.0p Elrington Hall, Rugley Walls & Greyside, 229.8p West Grange, 229.5p East Newham, 229.4p New Houses, 229.3p Greyside, 229.1p New Houses, 229.0p Black Callerton, 228.4p Tosson Tower, 228.2p Crescent Farm, 227.7p High Baulk, 227.5p Tosson Tower & Black Callerton, 226.9p Runny Mede, 226.8p Whittonshields, 226.7p Tosson Tower & New Houses, 2026.3p Mill Hill, Whittonshields & Longshaws, 226.2p Rugley Walls, 226.1p High Baulk

Suffolk x – £112 Forrestburn Gate, £104 Middle White Hill, £96.50 Tuthill, £96 Tone Hall, £95.50 Middle White Hill, £95 Black Callerton, £94.50 Craigshield, £93.50 Elrington Hall, £90 Middle White Hill

224.4p Elrington Hall, 219.5p Middle White Hill, 219.3p Tuthill, 218.2p Tone Hall, 217.4p Elrington Hall, 217.1p & 212.1p Middle White Hill, 211.3p Forrestburn Gate

Hampshire - £92.50 & £88.50 Runny Mede

215.9p Runny Mede

Cast Ewes & Rams

A mixed show of ewes sold well to vendor’s satisfaction peaking at £116 for ¾ Texel from Hallington New Houses

Leading Prices

Texel x ewes - £116 New Houses, £107 Cornhills, £102 New Houses, £100 Cornhills & New Houses

Suffolk x ewes - £91 Rugley Walls

Mule ewes - £89 Mill View, £86 & £79 Tone Hall

Berrichon du Cher ewes - £102 Craigshield

Zwartbles ewes - £69 & 60 Three Farms

Blackface ewes - £61 Tone Hall

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 7th July 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A poorer show of clean this week sold to 216.5p/kg for a Charolais x heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton

Limousin Heifers – £1197.25 & 216.5p Flotterton

Charolais Heifers – £1377, £1189.56 & £1185.12 Flotterton

215.5p, 212.5p & 210.5p Flotterton

Cast Cows & OTM

Less cows forward with a lot of leaner cows presented this week but this did not alter the trade with the trade, unbelievably, dearer than last week with an average of 141.1p/kg over the Hexham scales!

The three highest grossing cows came from The home of M/s CM Dodds & Sons, West Grange, Milbourne.  These fine Limousin cows sold to £1351.73, £1221.35 and £1180.30

Two cows shared the top p/kg today, both selling to 173.50p/kg.  First was a black Limousin x cow from Mr J Charlton, Tenter House and the second a pure Limousin cow from returning producer to the Hexham ring, M/s GH Walton & Sons, Greyside Farm.

With cows such a good trade at present at Hexham please call Drew for entries next week.

Limousin – £1351.73, £1221.35 & £1180.30 West Grange, £1174.60 & £1072.56 Tenter House, £1065.96 Camphill, £1063.56 Greyside, £1028.97 Tenter House

173.5p Tenter House & Greyside, 167.5p West Grange, 164.5p Camphill, 163.5p West Grange & Tenter House, 159.5p West Grange & Tenter House,

British Blue – £917.13 China Hall, £901.13 Greyside, £815.28 Camphill

137.5p China Hall, 133.5p Greyside, 118.5p Camphill

Charolais - £974.88 & 137.5p Throp Hill

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

Slightly fewer lambs forward on the week but a good show throughout and returned an average exactly the same as last week.

Top price was for Texel crosses from Watch Currock which realised £117 and two exceptional Beltex cross lambs from Longlea made 284.2p

All classes good to sell with an overall average per head of £95.56

Early entries invited for next weeks’ sale to Brian on 07801862792

Texel x – £117 Watch Currock, £113 Merry7shields, £110 Merryshields, South Kirkheaton, Cheeseburn Grange & Flotterton, £107 South Kirkheaton (x2) & East Wharmley, £106 South Kirkheaton, Aydonshields & Cheeseburn Grange, £105.50 East House & Aydonshields, £105 Highside, Normans Riding (x2), Low Ardley, Fairspring & Elrington Hall, £104.50 Low Ardley, £104 Bulls Hill, East Wharmley, Aydonshields & Elrington Hall, £103 Berwick Hill, Aydonshields, Cheeseburn Grange & Watch Currock, £102.50 Nunwick & Fairspring (x2), £102 Blue Gables (x2) & Watch Currock, £100 Low Eshells (x2) & Normans Riding, £99.50 South Kirkheaton, £99 South Kirkheaton, Nunwick, East House (x2) & East Wharmley, £98.50 Merryshields, East Newham & East House, £98 Fell Lane, Berwick Hill & South Kirkheaton, £97.50 Highwood, East Wharmley & Blackburn, £97 Normans Riding, £96.50 Berwick Hill, South Kirkheaton, Moorgair & Nunwick, £96 Stotsfold, South Kirkheaton (x2), East House & Cheeseburn Grange, £95.50 Nilston Rigg & Elrington Hall, £95 Crescent Farm (x2), Low Eshells & Normans Riding

266.7p East Wharmley, 265.9p Watch Currock, 264.1p Cheeseburn Grange, 263.8p East House, 261.9p Cheeseburn Grange, 253.9p East Wharmley, 250p Nunwick, 248.8p East Wharmley, 247.5p Nunwick, 246.3p East Newham & East House, 245.2p Aydonshields, 245p Fell Lane, Berwick Hill & South Kirkheaton, 244.7p East Wharmley, 243.6p Crescent Farm (x2), 243.4p Nunwick, 242.7p South Kirkheaton, 242.3p Fell Lane, 241.3p Nunwick, 240p Cheeseburn Grange, 239.5p Watch Currock, 239.1p Flotterton, 238.6p Elrington Hall, 237.8p East Wharmley & Blackburn, 237.5p Low Ardley, 236.8p China Hall, 235.7p East House (x2), 235.6p Cheeseburn Grange, 235.1p China Hall, 235p Comb Hills, 234.4p Aydonshields, 234.2p East House, 234p Merryshields, 233.3p Normans Riding, 232.5p Middle Dukesfield, 232.1p Highwood, 231.3p Lodge Farm, 230.8p Moorgair, 230.5p Low Eshells, 230.2p South Kirkheaton

Suffolk x – £110 Cheeseburn Grange, £107 Merryshields, £104 Berwick Hill, £102 Elrington Hall, £100 Merryshields, £97 China Hall, £96.50 Merryshields & Berwick Hill, £95 Sherburn Tower, £94.50 Merryshields, £92 & £91 Lunns House

262.2p China Hall, 231.8p Elrington Hall, 231.7p Sherburn Tower, 229.8p Merryshields, 226.1p Berwick Hill, 225p & 222.2p Merryshields, 222.1p Berwick Hill, 218.3p Flotterton, 216.7p Lunns House, 214p Merryshields

Beltex x – £108 & £104.50 Longlea

284.2p & 261.3p Longlea

Charollais x – £102 Highside, £100 Merryshields, £96.50 Riding Farm

235.4p Riding Farm, 222.2p Merryshields, 218p Flotterton

Leicester - £104 The Lee, £95 Middle Dukesfield

208p The Lee

Zwartbles - £85 & 207.3p China Hall

Cheviot Mule - £88 & 220p Flotterton

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £80 & 135.6p Fell Lane

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel - £120 Greenlaw

Texel x – £68 Middle Dukesfield

Mule – £70 Greenlaw

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 3rd July 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of Store Cattle and trade maintained last week’s high rates with the better end of heifers dearer on the week.

Sale topped at £1290 for a Limousin x heifer from regular Hexham supporters, M/s G&EA Herdman, Lunns House, Co Durham.

Brian Charlton, East Newham, Milbourne took advantage of the trade also, and sold Limousin x heifers to £1280.

With the current demand many more cattle could have been sold to vendors’ advantage.  For entries for next week please call Chris Armstrong on 07808721957, Drew Patrick on 07854361967 or the Office 01434 605444

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x heifers - £1185 & £1140 Lunns House, £1090 East Newham

Simmental x heifers – £940 Hedley West

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Lunns House, £1280 East Newham, £1250 Lunns House, £1230 East Newham, £121 & £1190, Lunns House

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1135 & £1090 Horseholme

Limousin x heifers – £1020 & £950 Horseholme, £920 Pitland Hills

Angus x steers – £850 Milfield Demesne, £810 Pitland Hills, £800 Milfield Demesne

Angus x heifers - £670 & £660 Low Eals

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes

A stronger show of cast ewes and rams met stronger interest with all classes dearer again.

Topping the sale was a strong pair of Texel ewes from M/s AG & D Bissett, Middle Dukesfield selling at £129

Mules sold to £93.50 from M/s MW & CM Ridley, Shitlington Hall.

More wanted for next week, contact Jack 07739440457

Next week, Opening Sale of Store Lambs.  Entries close 10am Monday 6th July, Contact Jack 07739440457

Texel - £114 & £90 West Nubbock

Texel x – £129 Middle Dukesfield, £122 Shitlington Hall, £113 Middle Dukesfield, £112 Shitlington Hall, £107 & £98 West Nubbock, £90 Middle Dukesfield, £89 & £88 Thockrington

Suffolk - £91 New Dotland

Suffolk x – £89 New Dotland

Leicester - £110 & £93 Shitlington Hall, £89 West Nubbock

Ryeland - £61 Middle Dukesfield

Cheviot – £74 Carlcroft, £68 Tarefield

Mule – £93.50 Shitlington Hall, £86.50 New Dotland, £85 West Nubbock, £84 Kingswood, £83 Shitlington Hall & Thockrington, £82 New Dotland & Laburnum Cottage, £80 West Nubbock

Blackface – £72 West Nubbock, £70 Shitlington Hall, £69 New Dotland, £65 Stone House

Swaledale – £62 Ouston, £60 & £57 Kingswood

Herdwick- £57 Middle Dukesfield

Store Hoggs

Store hoggs sold to £89 from Mr J Proctor, New Dotland.

Texel x – £89 & £66 New Dotland

Suffolk x – £72 New Dotland

Blackface – £64 & £63 New Dotland

Swaledale - £64 & £56 Winnows Hill

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 1st July 2020

Prime Lambs

Scots Gap sold 257 prime lambs to a ring full of buyers all looking for quality sheep from numerous new & returning vendors.

Topping at £115 on three occasions were Texel crosses from Mr J Ridley, Whittonshields, Messrs Burn, Grange Houses and Messrs Johnson, Tuthill.

Suffolk x lambs sold to 239ppkg from Messrs Longlands, Tone Hall.

More lambs wanted to meet purchaser requirements.

Contact Jack Walton 07739 440457 or Chris Armstrong 07808 721957

Leading Prices

Texel x – £115 Whittonshields, Grange Houses & Tuthill, £114 & £113 Fairspring, £113 Tuthill, £110 Grange Houses & Longshaws, £108.50 Tuthill, £108 Fairspring (x2) & Town Farm, £107 Tone Hall (x2), £105 Grange Houses & Troughend, £102 Runny Meade & West Grange, £101.50, £100.50 (x2) Tuthill, £100 Fairspring, £98.50 West Grange & Longshaws

242.3p Whittonshields, 237.2p Runny Meade, 234.8p Fairspring, 234.7p Whittonshields, 233.8p Tuthill, 232.5p Whittonshields, The Shield & Catreen, 231.8p West Grange, 230.7p Tuthill, 229.3p Runny Meade & Tuthill, 228.4p Tuthill (x2), 228.3p & 227.5p Troughend, 226.3p Rugley Walls, 226.0p Tuthill, 225.6p Rugley Walls, 225.0p Fairspring & Town Farm, 224.5p Grange Houses, 224.4p Longshaws

Suffolk x – £107 Tuthill, £99 Rugley Walls, £98 Tone all, £95 Rugley Walls

239.0p Tone Hall, 220.9p Rugley Walls, 219.5p Tone Hall, 218.4p Tuthill

Mule - £92 Troughend & Flotterton

223.0p & 214.0p Flotterton, 200.0p Troughend

Hampshire - £101 & 229.6p Runny Meade

Cast Ewes & Rams

A strong entry of cast ewes me spirited bidding with all classes dearer on the week.

Topping the trade was a strong Texel ewe from regular Scots Gap supporters Messrs JR Thompson & Son, The Fawns making £139 and selling to Mr JT Dunn. Suffolk ewes sold to £110 from Broom House Farm Ltd selling to Mr C Siswick.

More Cast sheep urgently required.

Contact Jack Walton 07739440457 or Chris Armstrong 07808721957

Leading Prices

Texel x ewes - £139 The Fawns, £131 Townfoot, £128 The Fawns, £119 Rothley Crag & The Fawns (x2), £104 The Fawns

Suffolk x ewes - £110 Broom House, £106 Rugley Walls

Mule ewes - £77 Broom House

Charollais ewes - £96 Broom House

Blackface ewes - £79 Townfoot

Herdwick ewes - £56 Fairspring

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 30th June 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A good mix of clean cattle this week with some nice Aberdeen Angus x butcher’s heifers making up the numbers. 

Leading price went to M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall with a great Limousin x heifer realising 236.5ppk. 

Highest grossing heifer came from the same home selling for £1340.29

Angus x heifers sold to a high of 215.5ppk from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Limousin Steers - £1295.58 & 226.5p Paxton Dene

Limousin Heifers – £1340.29 & £1296.02 Broomhall, £1293.43 Paxton Dene

236.5p & 233.5p Broomhall, 194.5p Paxton Dene

Charolais Heifers – £1263.80 & 222.5p Flotterton

Angus Heifers - £1265.38, £1228.35 & £1185.25 Flotterton

215.5p (x2) & 209.5p Flotterton

Young Bulls

Young bulls a straight trade selling to 195.5ppk for a Limousin x from M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall Farm, Ponteland.

More could have been sold to vendor’s advantage with new purchasers’ ringside for young bulls.

Limousin - £1253.16 & 195.5p Broomhall

Charolais x - £1154.34 & 181.5p Broomhall

Angus x - £1119 & 186.5p Broomhall

Cast Cows & OTM

A fantastic entry of local cast cows here at Hexham for the time of year.  A great show of cows from Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria this week met a sharp trade and the average would be up by 4p/kg on the week.

OTM cattle sold to 187.5ppk for an Angus x heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Cast cows sold to a high of £1288.76 for a smart Limousin x cow from M/s W Patterson & Son, Halton Red House.  Mr Patterson’s outstanding run of Limousin x cows sold to an average of £1197.96

Angus cows sold to a high of £1158.30 for retuning customer, Mr J Sisterson, Newlands Haugh.

A small but increased entry of dairy cows this week sold well to a high of 116.6ppk for a British Friesian from Mr ID Renwick, Fellside Farm.

Take advantage of the trade we’re receiving at Hexham.

For entries and enquiries spear to Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1288.76, £1280.70, £1232.91 & £1165.50 Halton Red House, £1068.55 Spittalshield, £1058.40 High Town, £1021.95 Halton Red House, £1018.50 Cornhills

177.5p Spittalshield, 161.5p & 159.5p Halton Red House, 157.5p Halton Red House & High Town, 156.5p & 154.5p Halton Red House

Angus -£1363.13 Flotterton, £1158.30 Newlands Haugh, £946.88 Breckon Hill

187.5p Flotterton, 148.5p Newlands Haugh, 134.5p Breckon Hill

British Blue – £1067.43 Paxton Dene, £1017.90 Redburn

149.5p Paxton Dene, 130.5p Redburn

Charolais - £1058.99 Fellside, £983.48 Loadman

151.5p Fellside

Simmental - £954 South Kirkheaton, £910 & £898.35 South Kirkheaton

140.5p South Kirkheaton, 136.5p & 132.5p South Kirkheaton

Beef Shorthorn - £978.12 & 123.5p Burdonside

Hereford - £820.77 & 125.5p Shaftoe Moor

British Friesian - £685.02 Fellside, £629.63 Rennys Barn

116.5p Fellside, 109.5p Rennys Barn

Longhorn - £682.33 & £602.25 Old Bridge End

122.5p & 109.5p Old Bridge End

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A big increase in numbers of lambs forward (more than double the corresponding sale last year) and although hardly the show of the previous week the overall average was only 3p less.

All sorts were keenly bid for with a top of 288.9p from Yatesfield, 280.8p East House and 279.5p Little Swinburne.

Top price per head was £118 from South Farm, Kirkheaton and £115 Nunwick.

Texel x – £118 South Kirkheaton, £115 Nunwick, £110 Longshaws, Humber Hill & East Wharmley, £109.50 East House, £108.50 East Wharmley, £107 Humber Hill, £106.50 East Wharmley, £105 Longshaws, South Kirkheaton & Aydonshields, £104 High Eshells, Hard Riding, Yatesfield & East Newham, £103.50 East House & Grange House, £103 East Wharmley, £102.50 High Eshells, East House & Aydonshields, £102 East Wharmley, £101 Riding Farm & Aydonshields, £100.50 Nunwick, £100 Ravenside, Yatesfield & Riding Farm, £99 East House, East Newham, Grange House & Humber Hill, £98.50 South Kirkheaton, £98 Highwood, £97.50 Nunwick, £97 Humber Hill, £96.50 High House, £96 East House, Grange House & Nunwick, £95 South Kirkheaton & Aydonshields, £94.50 Salmonswell, £94 Hard Riding, Riding Farm, East Newham, Nunwick & Low Staples

288.9p Yatesfield, 280.8p East House, 263.2p Yatesfield, 261.9p East Wharmley, 260p Hard Riding, 258.8p East House, 258.3p East Wharmley, 256.4p Ravenside, 256.3p East House, 253.7p East Newham, 251.3p Nunwick, 250p High Eshells, Longshaws & Nunwick, 247.5p East House, 247.4p Milbourne High House, 246.2p East House, 246p East Matfen, 244.7p Yatesfield, 242.9p East Wharmley, 241p Low Staples, 240.5p Crowhall, 239.5p East Wharmley, 238.6p South Kirkheaton & Longshaws, 236.3p Salmonswell, 235.9p Gunnerton Demesne, 235.7p East Newham, 234.5p South Kirkheaton, 234p East Wharmley, 233.3p & 233p Aydonshields, 231.4p Low Staples, 230.8p Yatesfield, 230.3p Gunnerton Demesne (x3), 230p Stotsfold & Lambshield, 229.5p West Hills, 229.3p Hard Riding & East Newham, 228.4p Longshaws, 228.2p West Hills & Grange House

Dutch Texel x - £109 & £104 Little Swinburne, £97.50 & £94.50 Broomhall

279.5p & 260p Little Swinburne, 248.7p & 243.8p Broomhall, 233.8p Tedcastle

Suffolk x – £103.50 Humber Hill, £103 & £102 Brownsleazes, £100 East House, £99 Berwick Hill, £95.50 Humber Hill, £95 Nafferton, £94 East House, £93.50 Flotterton, £92.50 Berwick Hill & Grange House, £91 Sherburn Tower, £90.50 Berwick Hill, £90 East House, East Newham & Broomhall

247.5p Berwick Hill, 230.8p East House, 229p Berwick Hill, 227.3p East House, 226.3p Berwick Hill, 224.4p Salmonswell & Low Staples, 223.8p East House, 222.6p Flotterton, 222p Sherburn Tower, 221.7p Brownsleazes, 220.2p Grange House & Berwick Hill, 219.5p Broomhall & East Newham, 219.2p Nafferton, 217.1p Lunns House

Beltex x – £112 East Wharmley, £103.50 Riding Farm, £98.50 & £94.50 (x2) Nunwick

260.5p East Wharmley, 255.4p (x2) & 252.6p Nunwick, 252.4p Riding Farm243.2p Nunwick

Mule – £97.50 (x2) & 203.1p (x2) Brownsleazes

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £80 & £78 Lambshield

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 26th June 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts conducted their final sale of store cattle for the month of June and as is typical at this busy time in the farming year a small but quality catalogue was presented.

A good ringside were in attendance for the numbers on offer and all classes were maintained at recent rates.  The sale topped at £1255 twice for cracking butchers type heifers; both Limousin cross with length and shape from Brian Charlton, East Newham and Anthony White, Low Staples both of which sold to the same high-end County Durham based finisher.

Bullocks peaked at £1145 for a superb jet black Limousin bred at altitude by John and Jonjo Pattinson, Hot Bank on The Roman Wall which was sought after by many at only 15 months of age.

A number of customers still yet require cattle in batches and we are eager to source steers and heifers for sale both through the auction ring and on a farm to farm basis.  Contact our auctioneers on 01434 605444 if you have cattle that you wish to sell.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x heifers - £1255 & £1125 Low Staples

Simmental x heifers – £975 East Newham

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x heifers – £1255, £1230, £1090 & £1040 East Newham, £950 Woodhead

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers – £1145 Hotbank, £1130 Broadgates, £1110 Woodhead & Silloans, £1100 Silloans, £1090 Woodhead & Hotbank, £1045 Silloans, £990 Silloans & Hotbank, £950 Hope Foot, £930 Silloans

Limousin x heifers – £1115 & £990 Silloans, £900 Chesters, £895 Hotbank, £870 Woodhead

Angus x steers – £900 Chesters

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £970 Silloans

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes & Rams

A seasonal entry of cast ewes and rams met a dearer trade for all classes.

Topped at £105 for a Suffolk ewe from Mr Richard Dent, Beamwham.

Mules topped at £85 from Mrs. J Brown, Slaterfield Fell.

More urgently wanted.  Contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel x – £104, £99 & £96 Broomhall, £95 Wolf Hills, Sillywrea & Broomhall, £94 Wolf Hills, £91 Broomhall, £90 Wadley Farm (x2), £89 Wolf Hills & Wadley Farm, £85 Wadley Farm

Suffolk – £105 Beamwham (RD)

Suffolk x - £101 Broomhall

Zwartbles - £87 Comb Hills

Kerry Hill - £48 Comb Hills

Cheviot – £73 Sillywrea

Mule – £85 & £73 Slaterfield Fell

Swaledale – £62, £48 & £45 Wolf Hills

Jacob - £40 Wadley Farm

Herdwick - £40 Comb Hills

Store Hoggs

Store hoggs sold to dear rates.

Texel x – £79 (x2) & £69 Crowhall

Cheviot x - £67 Sillywrea

Swaledale - £70 Spittalshield

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 24th June 2020

Hexham and Northern Marts at their Scots Gap Centre sold 351 prime and cast sheep at the weekly sale held at the new start time of 4pm.

Prime Lambs

With no less than seven active buyers purchasing for a dozen separate companies, trade peaked at 256.8ppkg for a super pen of light weight Dutch Texel cross lambs from local consignors Messrs Sparke, Little Swinburne selling to new buyer at the Scots Gap ringside, Paul Watson, Clitheroe.

Heavy weigh sorts were also in big demand, selling to £129 from Messrs Tulloch & Baker, Craigshield and to £128 twice from Messrs Johnson, Tuthill and Miss J Ireland, Oakdene. They were purchased for Tony Green’s butchery counter at his Penshaw Farm Shop.

A level trade for all classes of lambs lamb was seen throughout and averaged 235.63ppkg, in line with other regional centres.

Increased numbers are now required for next week’s sale with particular demand for heavy sorts.

Leading Prices

Texel x – £128 Tuthill & Oakdene, £112 Crescent Farm & Tuthill, 106 Oakdene, £103 Tuthill, £100 Old Deanham, Little Swinburne, Paxton Dene & Oakdene, £99.50 Old Deanham, £99 Old Deanham & Paxton Dene, £98 Little Swinburne, West Grange & Paxton Dene, £97 Crescent Farm & Oakdene, £95 Little Swinburne (x2), Yatesfield, Paxton Dene & Oakdene, £94.50 West Grange

256.8p & 251.3p Little Swinburne, 251.0p Tuthill & Oakdene, 250.0p Little Swinburne & Yatesfield, 247.5p & 246.0p Paxton Dene, 244.7p Yatesfield, 244.4p Oakdene, 243.9p Little Swinburne & Paxton Dene, 243.4p Thornton Tower, 242.1p Yatesfield, 241.5p Old Deanham, 239.5p Tuthill, 238.5p Crescent Farm & Paxton Dene, 237.8p Crescent Farm, 237.2p & 236.8p Yatesfield, 236.6p Oakdene, 235.9p Yatesfield, 235.6p Oakdene

Suffolk x – £129 Craigshield, £98.80 Thornton Tower, £96.50 Old Deanham

229.8p Thornton Tower, 226.3p Craigshield, 224.4p Old Deanham

Prime Hoggs

A handful of hoggs were presented and topped at £91 from Oakdene

Leading Prices

Texel x -£91 Oakdene, £80 Whittonstone,

150.9p Whittonstone

Blackface - £71 & 157.8p Blue Burn

Cast Ewes & Rams

A handy entry of cast sheep were presented and demand outstripped supply quite considerably.

Ewes peaked at £105 for a big Berrichon ewe from Craigshield and the same was paid for two sizeable Suffolk ewes from Messrs Brown, East White Hill. Texel crosses topped at £104 from Messrs Clarke, Paxton Dene, Mules sold to £84 from Messrs Charleton, Dueshill and Blackface topped at £78 presented by David Milburn for Lord Max Percy, Blue Burn

Leading Prices

Texel x ewes - £104 Paxton Dene, £98 Brinkburn Newhouses, £95 Craigshield, £91 Brinkburn Newhouses

Texel rams - £80 Tuthill

Suffolk x ewes - £105 East White Hill

Mule ewes - £84 Dueshill, £74 Whittonstone

Leicester ewes - £92 Blue Burn

Berrichon ewes - £105 Craigshield

Blackface ewes - £78 Blue Burn, £64 Dueshill, £58 Whittonstone

 

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

Five clean cattle this week that have sold well topping at 228.5ppk for a Charolais x heifer from Mr FT Walton, Flotterton.

Steers sold to 197.5ppk from M/s J Lee & Sons, Agars Hill.

Limousin Steers – £1096.13 & 197.5p Agars Hill

Charolais Heifers – £1368.72, £1346.63, £1335.78 & £1311.08 Flotterton

228.5p, 224.5p (x2) & 216.5p Flotterton

Young Bulls

Limousin - £1365.89 & 190.5p Morley Hill

Cast Cows & OTM

Smaller and very mixed show of cows this week, but trade maintained last week’s high rates.

Well fleshed cows still sold well with a Limousin x cow from M/s RS Conley & Son, Barrasford Green selling to £1326.15.

Mr JRG Johnson, West Wharmley sold a black Limousin x cow to 169.5ppk

More and more cast cows needed at Hexham with the number of purchasers present.

For entries and enquiries please call Drew on 07854361967

Limousin – £1326.15 Barrasford Green, £1288.08 Wall Town Farm, £1221.77 & £1203.56 Morley Hill, £1198.37 West Wharmley

169.5p West Wharmley, 167.5p Town Farm, 159.5p Morley Hill, 157.5p Barrasford Green, 154.5p & 150.5p Morley Hill, 149.5p Thornton Tower, 148.5p Barrasford Green, 147.5p Lunns House

Angus -£800.84 & 131.5p The Raw

Simmental - £1012.30 Lunns House, 948.75 Little Swinburne, £903.91 Lunns House

137.5p Little Swinburne, 132.5p Lunns House & Little Swinburne

Beef Shorthorn - £1125.04 Blue Burn, £1010.31 West Wharmley

143.5p Blue Burn, 141.5p West Wharmley

Longhorn - £876.04 & 120.5p Old Bridge End

Jersey - £591.66 & 86.5p Peepy

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

As good a show of lambs in Hexham seen for a long time sold very well throughout with the average 10p up on the week with a top of £110 from Lough Green and East House and 266.7p from East House, 266.3p from Nunwick.

Light weight lambs sold to 259.5p (37kg) from Lough Green, 257.9p (38kg) and 256.9p (36kg) from East Newham.

More lambs needed for next week. Tel: Brian on 07801862792

Texel x – £110 East House & Lough Green, £109 East Newham & Fell Lane, £108 Aydonshields, £107 Lough Green, £106.50 Nunwick, £105.50 East House, £105 Longshaws (x4), Blue Gables, Crescent Farm, Fell Lane, Low Ardley & Low Staples, £104.50 Nunwick, £104 East House & Aydonshields, £103 Nunwick & Low Ardley, £102 East House, £101.50 Nunwick & Grange House, £101 Blue Gables, £100 Lodge Farm, East Newham, The Lee, Crescent Farm & Aydonshields, £99 East House, Elrington Hall, Grange House & Aydonshields, £98 East Newham, East House & Grange House, £97.50 Crescent Farm, Nunwick & Elrington Hall, £97 Longshaws, Grange House & Riding Farm, £96.50 East House, £96 Lough Green, £95.50 East Uppertown & Fell Lane, £95 Rusheylaw & East House (x2), £94.50 Nunwick (x2), £94 East Uppertown, East House & Low Staples, £93.50 High House (x2), £93 Rusheylaw, The Lee, Nunwick & The Riding

266.7p East House, 266.3p Nunwick, 263.8p East House, 262.5p Low Staples, 259.5p Lough Green, 257.9p & 256.9p East Newham, 256.6p Nunwick & Elrington Hall, 256.1p Fell Lane, 254.9p & 253.8p Nunwick, 252.7p Milbourne High House, 250p East Newham & Longshaws, 248.8p Lough Green, 247.5p East House, 244.7p Nunwick, 244.4p Lough Green, 243.1p East Newham (x2), 241.3p East House, 241p Low Staples, 240.5p Longshaws, 238.2p East Newham, 236.6p Grange House, 236.5p East Newham, 236.3p Nunwick, 234.2p Flotterton, 233.8p East Newham, 233.3p East Newham & East House, 232.5p Rusheylaw, 232.1p Crescent Farm, 231.7p East House, 231.6p East Newham, 231.3p Milbourne High House, 231.1p Aydonshields, 230.5p Nunwick, 230.3p Milbourne High House, 230p Elrington Hall

Suffolk x – £103 & £93.50 Flotterton, £90 Elrington Hall, £89 Grange House

228.9p Flotterton, 228.2p Grange House, 228.1p Flotterton, 225p East Newham & Elrington Hall

Beltex x – £104 260p Low West House (Cowton)

Cheviot Mule - £101 & 219.6p Flotterton

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £95 & 155.7p Low West House

Beltex x – £60 & 136.4p Low West House

Icelandic x - £55 & 119.6p Westcott Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel - £60 Low West House

Texel x – £60 Crescent Farm

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 19th June 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly sale of store cattle and offered a good entry for the time of year of 210 catalogued head which included a number of native breeds for the monthly special sale of such sorts.

Cattle once again looked a very strong trade which was buoyed on, in part by some exceptional consignments of quality from across the region.   The sale peaked at £1330 for a big Simmental cross bullock from The Walker Bros, Satley, at 20 months. The well-known County Durham based cattlemen also sold a Hereford cross steer at the same age for £1200 however the dearest native beast on the day was a superb Angus heifer from Hexhamshire purveyor of the black breed; Dennis Burn, Aydonshield who saw his pen leader sell for £1295 at 22 months to Tony Green, East Barnwell for his Penshaw Farm Shop Bespoke Butchery Counter.

The leading consignment of the day was undoubtedly that from The Browell Family, Quarry House who came forward with 14 simply outstanding cattle at 14 months of age which typified the pinnacle of quality available through the Hexham ring on a regular basis.  With each animal through the ring as good as the last brothers George & John Browell were justly rewarded for their efforts in the use of hybrid cross breeding from the best of Limousin and British Blue genetics and saw both steers and heifers peak at £1290 to average £1236 for six and eight sold respectively.

Well-bred heifers from both County Durham and Cumbria also sold well on the day with Limousin yearling types selling to £1235 from Alistair Ward, Rogerley Hall, Weardale and to £1230 from George Famelton, Horseholme, Gilsland. Perhaps the highest bred animal in terms of altitude was the yearling Limmy cross steer brought down from Tarset to Hexham by Robert Walton, Gleedlee which sold late in the day for £1210 to the delight of the North-Tyne based producer.

Native breed cattle continue to sell well at Hexham and of course the Angus continues to dominate with several yearlings selling in excess of four figures.  Roger Rutherford, Low Eshells, Hexhamshire sold his best Angus steer for £1080 whilst Neil Armstrong, Ricknall Mill, Newton Aycliffe sold a nice run of twenty that topped with a heifer at £1070.

Entries for the next week sale are both encouraged and invited to take advantage of current levels.

Leading prices;      

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1160 & £1050 Broomfield

Limousin x heifers - £1195 (x2) Broomfield

Simmental x steers – £1155 Dalton Hill Head, £1000 Broomfield

Simmental x heifers – £1080 Broomfield, £1075 Hedley West

Angus x steers - £1160 Dalton Hill Head, £1140 Aydonshields, £950 Sandybreas

Angus x heifers – £1295 & £1200 Aydonshields

Beef Shorthorn steers - £1100 Halfway House

South Devon heifers - £1120 & £1060 The Deans

Stabiliser steers - £950 Dalton Hill Head

Stabiliser heifers - £1025 & £920 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £990 Knavesmire

Limousin x steers – £1230 Quarry House, £1205 Horseholme, £1135 Rogerley Hall, £1040 Moorgair

Limousin x heifers – £1230 Horseholme, £1125 Quarry House, £1000 Horseholme

Simmental x steers – £1330 & £1290 Satley, £1175 Moorgair

Angus x steers -£1050 Ravensworth Grange

Angus x heifers – £1190, £1150 & £1100 Warden Law

Hereford steers - £1200, £1150, £1110 & £1060 Satley

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1125 & £1100 Low Staples

Charolais x heifers - £1135 Low Staples, £1005 Low Burradon

Limousin x steers – £1290, £1275 & £1270 Quarry House, £1210 Rogerley Hall & Gleedlee, £1205 Rogerley Hall, £1190 Quarry House, £1165 Grange House, £1105 Low Staples, £1100 Rogerley Hall & Low Eshells, £1090 Low Eshells, £1080 Grange House, £1055 & £1050 Horseholme, £1045 Horseholme & Low Eshells, £1020 & £960 Low Eshells, £940 Horseholme, £930 Rogerley Hall

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Quarry House, £1235 Rogerley Hall, £1220 Quarry House, £1200 & £1130 Rogerley Hall, £1110 Tedcastle, £960 Low Eshells, £955 Grange House, £945 Low Eshells, £940 Greyside & Grange House, £930 Tedcastle

Simmental x steers – £1055, £1000 & £975 Hedley West

Angus x steers – £1080 Low Eshells, £1050 & £1010 Broadlea, £940 Ricknall Mill, £900 The Deans

Angus x heifers - £1070 Ricknall Mill, £975 The Deans, £910 Ricknall Mill, £880 The Deans

South Devon heifers - £850 The Deans

Cattle 10 months and under

Charolais x steers – £1035 Tedcastle

Limousin x heifers – £1080 Parkside

Angus x steers – £940 Parkside & Blackcleugh, £900 Parkside, £885 Blackcleugh

Angus x heifers – £855 Ricknall Mill

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes & Rams

A large show of cast ewes met spirited bidding with three quarters of the sale being hill ewes.

Lowland ewes saw an increased trade with hill ewes continuing to sell to high rates.

Topping the sale was a Suffolk ewe from M/s FT Walton at £102

Blackface ewes sold to £76 from M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall who also sold Mules to £84.

More wanted, contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel x – £92 Little Brampton, £86 Causey Burn, £82 Kirkley Hall

Suffolk - £102 Flotterton

Suffolk x – £88 Causey Burn

Leicester - £90 Greencarts

Cheviot – £71 Flotterton

Mule – £84 Broomhall, £78 Beaumont House, £77 Bulls Hill, £73 Bagraw Farm, £71 Little Bampton, £70 Beaumont House & Burnbank

Blackface – £76 Broomhall, £70 Little Brampton & Flotterton, £67 Burnbank, £65 Broomhall, £64 Featherwood, £63 Flotterton

Swaledale – £65 Allenshields, £55 Greencarts & Colwell Hill, £54 Nookton, £52 Bagraw Farm, £50 Greencarts

Store Hoggs

Decent show of end of season hoggs sold to £76 from M/s FT Walton, Flotterton.

Texel x – £64 Bagraw

Cheviot x - £76 Flotterton, £66 Greenchesters

Mule – £68 Rattenraw

Blackface – £50 Featherwood (x2)

Swaledale - £53 Colwell Hill, £51 Rattenraw

Scots Gap Primestock | Wednesday 17th June 2020

Hexham & Northern Marts held the first sale of the new season at their Scots Gap Mart Centre having moved the sale time to 4pm start to attract more buyers.

A sound entry of 450 prime lambs, hoggs and cast ewes and rams did just that and five buyers were present at the ringside.

All classes sold well with prime lambs peaking at £103 for smart Texel x from Messrs Walton, Ogle Castle to Bellingham Craft Butchers with others to £101 to WMH Farm Fresh Meat, Haydon Bridge from Messrs Thornton, Cornhills. John Davison, Town Farm, Milbourne sold a cracking pen of Texel x at 226.3ppkg to George Bolam Foods Ltd, Sedgefield.

Prime hoggs sold to a super trade and peaked at £93 for a pen of 10 mules from Chris & Jan Watmore, Holystone Estate whilst cast sheep also exceeded expectations and topped at £109 for a pure Texel ewe from David Varty, Rothley Crag and to £128 for a pen of Leicester rams from Holystone Estate.

Leading Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel x - £103 Ogle Castle, £101 Cornhills, £96 Town Farm, £95.50 Holystone, £95 Crescent Farm, £93.50 Holystone (x2), £93 Ogle Castle (x2), £91.50 Holystone, £90.50 Town Farm (x2), £90 West Grange, £88.50 Crescent Farm & West Grange

226.3p Town Farm, 225.0p Needless Hall, 223.2p Holystone, 221.4p Ogle Castle, 221.3p Crescent Farm, 219.2p Ogle Castle, 218.1p Needless Hall, 218.0p Cornhills

Suffolk x – 93.50 Ogle Castle, £92.50 & £90 Holystone

207.8p Ogle Castle

Zwartbles - £88 & £83.50 Three Farms

208.8p Three Farms

Blackface - £80 & £73.50 Bolam Lake House

Prime Hoggs

Texel x - £96 Cornhills (x2), £89, £84 & £82 Dene House

Suffolk x - £89.50 Holystone

Mule - £93 & £90 Holystone

Cheviot - £92, £90, £88 & £79.50 Holystone

Cast Ewes & Rams

Texel x ewes - £109 Rothley Crag, £101 & £96.50 Dykehead, £95 Rothley Crag, £90 & £81 Dykehead

Texel rams - £97 Holystone

Suffolk x ewes - £99 Dene House, £94 Holystone, £92 Dene House

Suffolk rams - £98 Holystone (x2)

Leicester ewes - £84.50 Holystone

Leicester rams - £128, £108, £98 Holystone

Blackface ewes - £76 & £75 Bolam Lake House, £73.50 Holystone, £63.50 Seaview

Swaledale ewes - £53.50 Seaview

Cheviot ewes - £94, £85 (x2), £79 & £74 Holystone

Cheviot rams - £110 Holystone

Romney rams - £100 & £90 Holystone

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 16th June 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A very nice entry of butchers heifers this week that reached 240.5ppk for a fantastic Black Limousin x heifer from M/s G Carins & Ptns, Broomhall which was purchased by Bellingham Craft Butchers.

Limousin Heifers – £1317 & £1298.70 Broomhall, £1280.05 & £1242.37 Thockrington, £1196.25 Broomhall

240.5p Broomhall, 219.5p Broomhall & Thockrington, 217.5p Broomhall, 209.5p Thockrington

Charolais Heifers – £1196.91 & 214.5p Lough Green

Cast Cattle & OTM

Hexham Mart held its weekly Cast Cow and Cast Bull sale which saw more new vendors taking advantage of the current trade seen at Hexham.  More, leaner sorts forward resulting in the weekly average slightly less on the week but in truth cows exactly the same trade as last week.

With cows weighing well at Hexham, it was another cracking Limousin cow from M/s JE Henderson & Sons, Burntongues that topped the sale, realising £1356 and achieving the highest p/kg at 169.5ppk.

Limousin stock bulls sold to £1311.84 from M/s JE Woodman & Son, Great Chesters.

New vendors, M/s J Lee & Sons, Morley Hill took full advantage of Hexham trade and sold a Limousin x cow to £1291.78

More and more cows needed to meet current demand that we are experiencing.

Please call Drew with any enquiries on 07854361967

Limousin – £1356 Burntongues, £1291.78 Morley Hill, £1158.50 Colepike, £1155.89 Morley Hill, £1128.05 The Steel, £1076.25 Morley Hill, £1069.20 Houselope Grange, £1067.90 Tone Hall, £1064.70 Low Huntwell, £1010.62 Humber Hill, £1003.53 Corneyside

169.5p Burntongues, 165.5p Colepike, 158.5p Morley Hill, 154.5p Agars Hill, 149.5p Humber Hill, 148.5p Houselope Grange, 147.5p Tone Hall, 146.5p The Steel, Morley Hill, Agars Hill & Corneyside, 143.5p Morley Hill, 141.5p Coldwell

Limousin (Bulls) – £1311.84 Great Chesters

139.5p Settlingstones, 129.5p Great Chesters

Angus -£1025.74 The Steel, £905.67 East Knitsley, £724.96 West Shields

135.5p The Steel, 134.5p West Shields, 130.5p East Knitsley

British Blue – £1103.98 Low Huntwell, £979.65 Agars Hill

144.5p Low Huntwell, 155.5p Agars Hill

Simmental - £1039.83 East Fourstones

126.5p East Fourstones

Beef Shorthorn - £1011.31 East Farm, £977.93 West Shields

147.5p West Shields, 111.5p East Farm

Hereford (Bull) - £989.93 & 100.5p East Fourstones

Luing - £1122.03 & 136.5p Townshields

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward again and although a mixed show there were runs of very good sheep which were keenly bid for resulting in a pleasing overall average.

Top price £110 from Peel Flatt and 262.8p from M/s Walby, East House.

Texel x – £110 Peel Flatt, £108.50 Nunwick, £104.50 East House, £102.50 Fell Lane,  & East House, £101.50 Nunwick, £100 Halfway House, The Shield & High House, £99.50 East House, £99 Halfway House & East House, £98.50 (x2) Nunwick, £98 Halfway House & East House, £97.50 Sherburn Tower, £97 St Oswalds, £96.50 Halfway House & East House, £96 Stotsfold, £95.50 Halfway House, £95 East House & Grange House, £94.50 Fell Lane, East House, Aydonshields & Sherburn Tower, £94 Stotsfold, East House (x2), Peel Flatt, High House, Longshaws, Aydonshields, Sherburn Tower & East Farm, £93.50 East House & Salmonswell, £93 Halfway House, High House, Grange House & East Farm, £92.50 Grange House, £92 Longshaws & East Farm, £91.50 The Shield, £91 Blue Gables & Sherburn Tower, £90 Moorgair, Crowhall, Nunwick & Aydonshields

262.8p, 257.9p & 254.9p East House, 250p Fell Lane, 248.8p East House, 248.7p East Matfen, 247.6p Nunwick, 247.5p East House, 247.4p East House (x2) & East Farm, 246.3p Nunwick, 243.9p High House, 243.2p Crowhall, 242.3p Sherburn Tower & East House, 241p East House, 240.2p Nunwick, 239.7p Salmonswell & East House, 239.2p Longshaws, 239p Halfway House, 237.8p Salmonswell, 236.6p St Oswalds, 235.4p Halfway House, 235p High House & Sherburn Tower, 234.2p East House, 232.9p Halfway House, 232.5p East Matfen, 231.7p East House, 230.3p Salmonswell

Suffolk x – £105 Grindon Hill, £101 St Oswalds, £100 & £93 Grindon Hill, £92.50 Blue Gables, £91.50 Lunns House & Aydonshields, £90 St Oswalds & Lunns House, £89 St Oswalds, £88 Grindon Hill, £87 Lunns House, £86.50 Grange House, £84.50 Morley Hill

228.2p St Oswalds, 221.8p Grange House, 217.9p Aydonshields, 216.3p & 214.6p Grindon Hill, 212.2p Lunns House, 211.3p Morley Hill, 210.2p Blue Gables, 208.3p Grindon Hill, 203.3p Lunns House

Beltex x – £105.50 & £102.50 Nunwick

251.2p & 250p Nunwick

Leicester – £73 & 192.1p Morley Hill

Swaledale - £75 & £70 Round Meadows

170.5p & 142.9p Round Meadows

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £83.50, £75 & £70 Slaterfield Fell

144.2p & 130.5p Slaterfield Fell

Mule – £80 & 148.2p Eat Farm

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel x – £100 & £90 East Matfen, £80 Halfway House

Cheviot Mule – £70 & £65 Barrasford Green

Mule – £80 East Matfen

Store & Breeding Cattle with Store Sheep | Friday 12th June 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts at their weekly sale of store cattle offered a smaller entry of 243 catalogued head and despite a smaller company round the ringside and a more mixed show than seen previously trade was maintained at recent levels.

The sale peaked at £1330 for a big, proud Limousin cross steer from Messrs Forster, Lowes Fell, Hexham at 18 months with another following closely behind at £1315 for the second week from George Brown, Old Hall, Langley Moor.

The leading heifer was a superb example from regular consignors to the Hexham ring Willie and Mark Longlands, Rusheylaw, Birtley and the father and son team were rewarded to the tune of £1305 for their pen leader at only 14 months of age.

The highest grossing native animal was a hefty Angus cross bullock from Messrs Johnson, High Fotherley which scaled to £1300 and one of the highlights of the sale was the consignment of 22 Angus cross steers from Chris & Janet Watmore, Holystone Estate who enjoyed £1250 for their dearest bullock at 22 months whilst the remainder all at 15-16 months topped at £1160 and averaged a well-deserved £1108 throughout for the Coquet Valley based family farmed estate.

Another run of note was yet another smart packet of well-bred yearling Limousin cross cattle brought to the Hexham ring from Messrs Walton, Greyside who had steers peak at £1050 and heifers at £1035 to average a worthy £993 for nine of each class.  

A colder, wetter spell of weather may well freshen pastures as ‘flaming’ June presses on however as always summer farming tasks will take precedence which may well affect numbers of cattle and purchasers at the ringside.  The auctioneers are keen to hear from any producers with cattle yet to sell and would invite entries to the Mart Offices on 01434 605444.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers – £1180 Old Hall Farm

Charolais x heifers – £1050 & £950 Humber Hill

Limousin x steers – £1180 & £1030 White House Burnhope

Simmental x heifers – £1010 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x steers - £1065 Shotleyfield

Angus x heifers – £1150 Dalton Hill Head, £1130 East Newham, £1110 Shotleyfield, £1045 Dalton Hill Head, £960 Farneyshield

Stabiliser x females - £1020 Dalton Hill Head

Highland steers - £900 Holystone

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x heifers – £1025 & £950 Raggetsyke

Limousin x steers – £1330 Lowes Fell, £1315, £1300 & £1240 Old Hall Farm, £1100 White House Burnhope

Limousin x heifers – £1265 Lowes Fell, £1215 Church Farm, £1200 East Newham, £1190 & £1170 Lowes Fell, £1070 East Newham, £995 Raggetsyke

Blonde x heifers – £1260, £1235 & £1190 Houselope Grange

Simmental x steers – £1280, £1275 & £1190 High Fotherley

Simmental x heifers – £1065 East Newham, £1020 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x steers -£1300, £1190 & £1105 High Fotherley, £1040 Hedley West, £900 Highfield

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1215, £1185 & £1125 Tenter House

Charolais x heifers - £930 Raggetsyke

Limousin x steers – £1145 Tenter House, £1100 & £1095 Kellah, £1090 & £1080 Tenter House, £1070 Low Acton, £1050 Tenter House & Greyside, £1045, £1040 & £1030 Greyside, £1015 Low Acton, £1000 Tenter House & Greyside, £995 Kellah, £990 Low Acton, £985 Kellah, £980 Greyside, £950 Low Barns & Paradise

Limousin x heifers – £1305 & £1070 Rusheylaw, £1060 Tenter House, £1055 & £1045 Rusheylaw, £1040 Tenter House & Rusheylaw, £1035, £1020, £1000 & £970 Greyside, £940 Greyside & Church Farm, £915 Church Farm

British Blue x heifers – £1070 Rusheylaw

Simmental x heifers – £970 & £935 Hedley West

Angus x steers – £1250, £1160, £1100 (x3), £1085, £1080, £1075, £1070 & £1060 Holystone, £920 & £900 East Butsfield

Angus x heifers - £1160 Church Farm, £990 Hedley Park, £950 & £900 Church Farm, £890 Parkside, £880 East Butsfield, £870 Church Farm & Parkside

Cattle 10 months and under

Angus x steers – £845 East Butsfield

Breeding Cattle

Following the sale of store cattle the company offered a small but select entry of 35 head of beef breeding cattle and these sold in-line with the trade seen in May.  With Heifers and calves consigned from three noted and renowned homes trade peaked at £2500; first was the first outfit of the day from Robert Turnbull, Tosson Glebe with a home-bred Limousin heifer and bull calf which was followed by two more at the same tariff, both from Messrs Foley Bros, Mirlaw House, Capheaton selling to regular return buyers. Messrs Tindale, Paradise Farm, Shadforth, Durham saw a complete clearance of their 6 outfits which topped at £2400 and saw all the heifers and calves sold return at £2127 throughout.  A square and shapely Blue cross third calved cow with a very smart Limmy steer calf sold well at £1810 from Jean Thompson, Allotment Farm, Waskerley which completed a highly satisfactory sale of beef breeders.    

Leading Prices;

Heifers with Calves at Foot

Limousin - £2500 Tosson Glebe & Mirlaw House (x2), £2400 Paradise, £2250 & £2220 Mirlaw House, £2100 Paradise, £1900 Tosson Glebe & Mirlaw House

British Blue - £2250 & £1900 (x2) Paradise

Cows with Claves at Foot

British Blue - £1810 Allotment Farm

Store Sheep

A small show of cast and store sheep sold well to the usual ring of customers.

Entries for all classes invited for next week. Telephone Jack 07739440457

Cast Ewes

Texel – £94 New Hall

Texel x - £109 Beaumont House, £99 & £96 West Wharmley, £95 Bavington Hill Head, £92 West Wharmley, £91 New Hall, £90 Beaumont House, £84 Low Eshells, £82 Beaumont House, £74 China Hall

Suffolk x – £89 & £78 China Hall

Beltex x - £100 & £95 Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £93 East Unthank, £91 New Hall, £90 Westwood Farm

Cheviot Mule – £88 Bavington Hill Head

Mule – £90 & £84 China Hall, £82 Beaumont House, £69 China Hall

Blackface – £71 Rookland

Swaledale – £58 Westburnhope, £55 East Unthank, £54 Westburnhope, £50 East Unthank

Herdwick - £54 & £51 West Woodfoot

Store Hoggs

Texel x – £75 Slaterfield Fell

Suffolk x – £71 Slaterfield Fell

Cheviot Mule - £71 Bavington Hill Head

Blackface – £52 Rookland

Hexham Primestock & Breeding Sheep | Tuesday 9th June 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A very mixed show of clean cattle this week topping at 218.5ppk for a lightweight heifer from M/s W&JA Longlands, Rusheylaw.

Highest grossing heifer came from M/s Thockrington Farms with a Limousin x heifer selling for £1282.35

Limousin Heifers – £1282.35 & £1156.16 Thockrington, £1095.57 Rusheylaw, £1064.44 Errington, £1050.99 Rusheylaw

218.5p Rusheylaw, 214.5p Thockrington, 211.5p Rusheylaw, 207.5p Thockrington

British Blue Heifers – £1246.91 & 189.5p Errington

Angus Steers - £1131.30 Holystone

Young Bulls

Angus - £1277.16, £1218.75 & £1184.08 Braidley

187.5p, 183.5p & 180.5p Braidley

Cast Cows & OTM

A fantastic trade for cast cattle once again at Hexham which was sharper on the week with another fresh face ringside, with eight active buyers in attendance ensuring all classes sold to competitive rates.  Well Fleshed cows especially dearer on the week.

Taking advantage of this trade were M/s JE Henderson & Sons, Burntongues with a Pure Limousin cow realising 175.5ppk

Simmental x cows from M/s JR Nevin & Son, Parkside sold to 165.5ppk,

Great to see new vendors to the Hexham ring this week and more cows needed next week to meet the demand which we currently have.

For entries and enquiries please call Drew Patrick 07854361967

Limousin – £1296.95 Burntongues, £1211.35 & £1078.24 Make Me Rich, £1032.50 Low West House, £1027.62 Low Hall

175.5p Burntongues, 165.5p Nilston Rigg, 155.5p Make Me Rich, 149.5p Well House

Limousin – Bull £1348.85 & 132.5p Low Hall

Charolais - £985.53 & 136.5p Cooper House

Angus -£1266.38 Byreside, £955.50 Colepike £934.97 Byreside, £863.94 Bagraw

137.5p & 118.5p Byreside

British Blue – £1228 Colepike, £1057.83 Parkside, £955.50 Well House

161.5p Parkside, 153.5p Colepike, 136.5p Well House, 115.5p Bagraw

Beef Shorthorn – £1194.51, £1082.45 & £965.44 East Farm

149.5p, 146.5p & 136.5p East Farm

Simmental - £1047.87 Parkside, £737.75 Hartley West

164.5p Parkside, 113.5p Hartley West

Hereford - £1020.29 Bagraw, £881.46 Kirkley Dam House

124.5p Kirkley Dam, 118.5p Bagraw

Belted Galloway - £645.83 & 118.5p Low Eals

Holstein Friesian - £684.74 & 95.5p Peepy

Highland - £832.30 & 143.5p Holystone

Breeding Sheep

Ewes and Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

Last sale of the year for Ewes, Gimmers & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot met steady demand topping at £221 for 11 Texel x Hoggs with Single Dutch Texel Lambs from M/s J Carr & Co, Camphill.

Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

Texel x (Singles) - £221 Camphill, £210 East Farm, £200 Camphill & East Farm, £198 East Farm

Mule (Singles) - £170 Harewalls

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

Aberfield - £162 & £128 Shirlawhope

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

A bigger but nice show of lambs forward sold very well throughout with another 5p lift on the overall average.

Top price £120 from Halfway House & Rusheylaw and 274.4p from Crescent Farm.

Texel x – £120 Halfway House & Rusheylaw, £119.50 Blackburn, £118 Rusheylaw & Aydonshields, £117 Blackburn, £116.50 Blue Gables, £113 Longshaws, £110 Halfway House, East House (x2), Longshaws & Tedcastle, £109.50 Aydonshields, £109 Highwood, £107.50 Aydonshields, £107 Rusheylaw, Crescent Farm (x2) & Highwood, £106.50 East House (x2), £105.50 West Wharmley, £105 Hillcrest, Gunnerton Demesne, Crowhall, Highwood (x2), East House (x4), West Grange (x2) & Blackburn, £104.50 Blue Gables, £104 East House (x3), West Grange (x2) & West Wharmley, £103.50 Gunnerton Demesne, £103 Halfway House (x2), Crescent Farm, Snape Farm, Highwood (x2) & Salmonswell (x2), £102.50 Sherburn Tower, £102 Snape Farm & East House, £101.50 Crowhall, £101 Crescent Farm, £101 Snape Farm, Low West House & West Grange, £100.50 China Hall, £100 Hillcrest, East House (x2), Salmonswell (x2), China Hall, West Wharmley & Sherburn Tower (x2)

274.4p Crescent Farm, 272.4p Gunnerton Demesne, 269.2p West Grange & Crowhall, 268.3p East House, 265.8p Crescent Farm, 262.8p Longshaws, 262.5p East House (x2), 261.9p Tedcastle, 260p & 259.8p (x2) East House, 257.5p Salmonswell, 256.9p Gunnerton Demesne, 256.8p Crowhall, 256.4p, 256.1p, 255p & 253.7p East House, 251.3p Gunnerton Demesne & China Hall, 251.1p Rusheylaw, 250p Gunnerton Demesne, Highwood, East House, Longshaws & Salmonswell, 248.9p Blackburn, 248.8p Rusheylaw (x2), 248.7p Gunnerton Demesne, 247.7p Highwood, 247.6p West Wharmley, West Grange & East House, 247.5p East House & Longshaws, 247.4p Crescent Farm, Hillcrest & China Hall, 246.3p West Grange, 246.2p Tedcastle, 245.2p Salmonswell, Highwood, Crescent Farm & Halfway House (x2), 245p Salmonswell, 244.2p Hillcrest, East House, Blackburn & West Grange, 243.9p China Hall, 243.3p Aydonshields, 243.2p Crescent Farm, 242.9p Snape Farm, 242.5p East Newham & Crowhall

Suffolk x – £110.50 Aydonshields, £102.50 Hillcrest, £100 West Wharmley, £97.50 East House, £97 East Newham, £96 East House, £94 Tedcastle

250p West Wharmley, 244.1p Hillcrest, 240.2p Aydonshields, 237.8p East Newham & East House, 236.6p East Newham

Beltex x – £104 Low West House, £100.50 China Hall

257.7p China Hall, 247.6p Low West House

Charollais x – £100.50 & £96 Low Barns

223.3p & 218.5p Low Barns

Jacob - £73 & £72 Low Barns

180p & 173.8p Low Barns

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £92 Bavington Hill Head, £80 Broomhall

138.9p& 137.3p Bavington Hill Head

Beltex x – £75 Low West House

Charollais x - £80 & 156.9p Bavington Hill Head

Leicester - £70 Embley

Cheviot x- £84 & 182.6p Bavington Hill Head

Cast Ewes and Rams

Texel – £83 & £70 Low West House

Suffolk x - £70 Longshaws

Store Cattle & Sheep | Friday 5th June 2020

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their first sale of store cattle in the month of June and were pleased to catalogue a considerable entry of 336 cattle for the time of year.  Presented to an eager company round the ringside trade lifted yet again on the week and reflected the rise in demand for the finished product as a number of local and national catering outlets re-open following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The highlight of the sale was the annual consignment from The Carruthers family, Silloans Farm which lies high in the inhospitable hills of the Otterburn Military Ranges and once again the well-bred Limousin and Limousin cross cattle attracted a deal of interest.  A smart and hefty packet of pure bred Young Bulls saw the top of the trade on the day and peaked at £1520 for the best of the offering with another at £1420 averaging £1289 for ten sold. Steers from the same home peaked at £1190 twice and Heifer sisters sold to a worthy £1280 with 32 cattle from 10-15 months of age averaging £1180 for the Redesdale based family.

A small but smart number of older, forward cattle were presented and these, particularly heavier types saw a noticeable lift on the week with steers peaking at £1370 for a hefty Limmy bullock at 22 months from George Brown, Old Hall, Durham and a super shapely Limousin heifer from Messrs Jackson, Midgeholm selling to £1350.

Charolais bred cattle were in the hottest demand perhaps seen for a few weeks with a nice run from Walker Bros, Satley peaking at £1320; their six returning at £1292 throughout, whilst the first of the spring offering from Agnes & James Sinton, White House, Birtley saw a bullock to £1295 and their heifers peak at £1280.

All classes were indeed dearer and quality heifers were in greatest demand with highlights including a smart Limousin at 18 months from Geoff & Ian Temple, Ingoe Low Hall selling to £1290 and a smart packet of four from Messrs Dixon, Middle Heads, Consett peaking at £1260 to average a deserved £1200.

Angus heifers peaked at £1125 for a well-bred pen of three from the Johnston Family, High Fotherley whilst the youngest class of cattle; those at ten months and younger peaked at £1050 for a Limousin cross steer from Ian Potts, Redburn, Weardale whilst heifers topped at £1020 from Steven & Ollie Richardson, Prospect Grange, Corbridge.

With a splash of moisture freshening pastures and certainly lifting spirits amongst consignors and purchasers alike demand for cattle at this centre shows no sign of easing and the auctioneers would urge any breeders with cattle yet to be sold to consider the Hexham ring as their first choice to maximise returns. Entries for the sale next week are invited and should be with auctioneers by 10.30am on Monday 8th June.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers – £1355 Old Hall Farm

Limousin x heifers - £1220 & £1210 Middle Heads, £1170 Ingoe Low Hall, £1110 Middle Heads, £1045 Redburn, £960 Ingoe Low Hall

Simmental x steers – £1070 Dalton Hill Head

Angus x steers - £1240, £1120, £1060 & £1040 Dalton Hill Head

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Charolais x steers – £1320, £1310, £1300 & £1260 Satley, £1225 & £1165 White House Birtley

Charolais x heifers – £1230 Rare Dean, £1105 White House Birtley, £1045 Raggetsyke, £1025 Rare Dean

Limousin x steers – £1370, £1340 & £1330 Old Hall Farm, £1270 White House Birtley, £1130 Raggetsyke

Limousin x heifers – £1290 Ingoe Low Hall, £1165 Raggetsyke, £1070 Ingoe Low Hall, £1025 Brackenthwaite, £1020 Ingoe Low Hall, £930 Midgeholme

British Blue x heifers – £1015 Brackenthwaite

Simmental x steers – £1290 & £1275 Satley, £1065 Burdonside

Simmental x heifers – £1020 High Fotherley

Angus x heifers – £1125 & £1075 High Fotherley, £990 Brackenthwaite

Hereford x heifers - £950 Brackenthwaite

Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Charolais x steers – £1295 White House Birtley, £1165 Rare Dean, £1080 Redsteads, £930 Westburnhope

Limousin Young Bulls – £1520, £1420, £1350, £1240, £1220 (x3), £1190 & £1180 Silloans

Limousin x steers – £1245 & £1230 White House Birtley, £1190 Grange House & Silloans (x2), £1175 Midgeholme, £1170, £1160 & £1145 Silloans, £1140 Low Eshells, £1130 Silloans (x2) & Low Eshells, £1125 White House Birtley & Midgeholme, £1105 Grange House, £1100 Silloans & Low Eshells, £1080 Silloans, £1065 White House Birtley, £1060 Hudspeth, £1050 Raggetsyke, £1040 Westburnhope, £1000 Silloans, £995 Westburnhope, £980 & £970 Chesters, £965 East Flass, £955 Chesters

Limousin x heifers – £1350 Midgeholme, £1280 White House Birtley & Silloans, £1260 Middle Heads, £1210 Midgeholme, £1195 Dukesfield Hall, £1180 Silloans, £1165 Grange House, £1110 Silloans & Dukesfield Hall, £1100 Grange House, Silloans & Low Eshells, £1090 Silloans & Burntongues, £1075 Midgeholme, £1030 Dukesfield Hall, £980 Low Eshells, £955 Redburn, £950 Grange House

Blonde x steers – £1075 Silloans

British Blue x steers – £1150 Errington, £1035 Redburn, £1005 Errington, £1000 Glendue

British Blue x heifers – £980 Errington

Simmental x steers – £1165, £1105, £1090, £1050, £980 & £945 Hartley West

Simmental x heifers – £945 & £930 Hartley West

Angus x steers – £1070 & £940 Hedley Park, £930 Raggetsyke

Angus x heifers - £840 Hedley Park (x2)

Beef Shorthorn steers - £885 Hedley Park

Beef Shorthorn heifers - £820 Hedley Park

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers – £1050 Redburn, £900 Prospect Grange

Limousin x heifers – £1020 Prospect Grange

British Blue x steers – £995 Glendue

Store Sheep

Cast Ewes & Rams

Cast Ewes and Rams met stronger demand with all classes dearer on the week.  Overall average £8 up on the week.

Sale topped at £104 for a Suffolk x Ewe from local vendor Mr R Beattie, East Highridge.

Mule Ewes met more demand selling to £88 for a pen of three from Mr RFs Newall, Low Barns.

Blackface Ewes from Mr R English, Brownsleazes sold to £78 for a pen of eight.

Lean Hill Ewes continue to sell at high rates.

More wanted, contact Jack on 07739440457

Texel x –£102 (x2) Catreen, £100 Catreen & Rawfoot, £98 Capheaton New Houses, £92 Newshield, £90 Capheaton New Houses, £88 East Wharmley, £83 Wadley Farm, £82 Capheaton New Houses (x2) & Wadley Farm, £80 Rawfoot

Suffolk x –£104 East Highridge, £100 Capheaton New Houses, £92 Low Barns

Cheviot x– £82 Prospect Grange, £76 & £70 Falstone Farm, £69 Sundaysight, £65 Falstone Farm

Mule – £88 & £80 Low Barns, £76 East Wharmley & Rawfoot, £75 Lunns House, Moorhouse Gate & Rawfoot, £72 Catreen, £70 Grasslees

Blackface – £78 & £66 Brownsleazes

Swaledale – £60 Rawfoot, £56 Tarset Hall

Jacob - £74 East Highridge

Teeswater - £77 Westwoodfoot

Llanwenog - £50 Westwoodfoot & Carlcroft

Store Hoggs

A very mixed show of end of season Store Hoggs sold to strong rates considering the time of year.

Topping the sale was three Texel x Hoggs from M/s D&J Baty, Catreen at £95

Texel x – £95 & £80 Catreen, £75 Rawfoot

Suffolk x – £78 & £70 Capheaton New Houses, £65 East Highridge

Mule – £80 Rawfoot, £76 & £69 Newshield, £64 Moorhouse Gate

Cheviot x – £74 & £60 Grasslees

Blackface – £50 Grasslees

Swaledale - £40 Newshield

Jacob - £68 & £60 Low Barns

Hexham Primestock | Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Cattle

Prime Cattle

A decent show of clean cattle sold to a top of £1335.27 for an Angus x Bullock from Mr MJ Dixon, The Stobbs.

Limousin Heifers – £1320.90 Paxton Dene, £1315.88 & £1266.35 Thockrington

222p & 218p Paxton Dene, 217.5p & 215p Thockrington

Angus Steers – £1335.27 & £1290.77 The Stobbs

199.5p & 195.5p The Stobbs

Angus Heifers - £1325.48 & £1323.85 The Stobbs

207.5p & 205.5p The Stobbs

Cast Cows & OTM

A mixed show of Cast Cattle sold to another tremendous trade with buyers very keen for cattle.

Topping the sale was an outstanding Angus x cow from M/s FT Walton, Flotterton at £1416.61

Top pence per kilo went to a 169month old Limousin x cow from Mr JW Smith-Jackson, High Town making 167.5ppk

More cows can be handled on a weekly basis at Hexham.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Jack on 07739440457 to discuss.

Limousin – £1207.42 High Town, £1167.08 Grange House, £1139 High Town, £992.31 Flotterton, £958.37 Thockrington, £906.92 Low West House, £898.46 Flotterton, £896.28 Thornley Hall Farm

167.5p & 159.5p High Town, 157.5p Grange House, 145.5p Flotterton & Thornley Hall Farm, 143.5p Low West House & Hawksteel, 139.5p Thockrington, 133.5p Flotterton & Westburnhope

Limousin (Bull) - £1089.84 & 119.5p Westburnhope

Angus -£1416.61 Flotterton, £1391.73 & £1090.38 West Shields, 1044.27 Flotterton, £1042.86 Pasture Hill, £962.37 West Shields, £954.48 Flotterton, £915.57 & £905.14 West Shields, £852.30 Gleedlee, £845.64 West Shields

155.5p Flotterton & West Shields, 145.5p Flotterton, 144.5p Flotterton & West Shields, 141.5p Pasture Hill & Flotterton, 137.5p West Shields, 135.5p Gleedlee & West Shields

Stabiliser- £1189.31 & 123.5p East Fourstones

Hereford - £875.62 Westburnhope

Hereford (Bull)  £831.81 Harehaugh

123.5p Westburnhope

Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward again on the week and an increase in the average price (5p) on a trade that is generally falling everywhere was very satisfactory.

Handy weight, smart sorts, sold very well to a top of 297.4p from M/s Walby, East House.

Texel x – £120 Sherburn Tower, £113.50 Beaumont House, £112.50 East House, £112 West Grange, £110 Moorgair, Grange House & Aydonshields, £109 Gunnerton Demesne, Longshaws & Grange House, £108 Beaumont House & Hackford, £107.50 Gunnerton Demesne, £107 Hackford & Grange House (x2), £106 Gunnerton Demesne & Sherburn Tower, £105 Blue Gables, East House & Salmonswell, £104.50 Aydonshields & Sherburn Tower, £104 West Grange & Salmonswell, £103.50 & £103 East House, £102.50 Salmonswell & West Grange, £100 Beaumont House & West Grange, £99 Moorgair & West Grange, £98 Sherburn Tower, £97.50 & £96 Moorgair, £94.50 Crescent Farm, £93.50 Hackford, £93 Salmonswell, £92.50 & £92 Beaumont House, £91.50 Gunnerton Demesne, £90 Beaumont House (x2), Grange House & Flotterton

288.5p East House, 286.8p Gunnerton Demesne, 280p West Grange, 279p Gunnerton Demesne, 276.8p Beaumont House, 276.3p &b 272.4p East House, 269.2p Salmonswell, 267.5p Hackford, 265.9p Longshaws, 262.8p Salmonswell, 261p Grange House, 260p Salmonswell, 258.5p Sherburn Tower, 257.5p East House, 256.3p West Grange, 254.8p Grange House, 253.5p Grange House, 250p West Grange & Grange House, 248.7p Crescent Farm, 242.4p Longshaws, 241.9p West Grange, 241.7p Gunnerton Demesne (x2), 239.1p Aydonshields, 238.9p Gunnerton Demesne, 238.5p Salmonswell, 237.5p Aydonshields & Sherburn Tower, 235.9p Beaumont House, 235.7p Moorgair, 234.6p Gunnerton Demesne, 233.3p Longshaws

Suffolk x – £110 Aydonshields, £107 Hackford, £100 West Grange, £97.50 Hackford, £97 Grange House, £96 Flotterton, £95 Hackford, £90 Sherburn Tower

242.5p Grange House, 234.2p Flotterton, 232.1p, 231.7p & 227.7p Hackford, 227.3p West Grange

Beltex x – £116 East House, £114 Low West House, £108 East House

297.4p & 263.4p East House, 242.6p Low West House

Charollais x – £108 & £100 Blue Gables

245.5p & 227.3p Blue Gables

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £70 Aydonshields & Longlee

Breeding Sheep | Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Ewes, Gimmers & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

Another decent entry of Ewes, Gimmers and Hoggs with lambs at foot met another strong trade, exceeding vendor’s expectations for this time of year.

Topping the Gimmers was a strong pen of Texel x Twins from M/s J Robson & Sons, Hepple Whitefield at £222

Texel x Hoggs from Mr R Graham, Plainfield sold to the same money £222

Closely behind at £220 were Texel x Hoggs from Mr JC Oliver, East Farm.

Ewes topped at £208 for a pair of Suffolk x twins from Mr R Beattie, East Highridge.

Contact Jack on 07739440457 to discuss entries for next sale, Tuesday 9th June.

Hoggs with Single Lambs at Foot

Texel x – £222 Plainfield, £220 & £219 East Farm, £216 Plainfield, £212 & £205 East Farm

Mule – £194 Cawfields, £180 Briggle Hill & Cawfields, £172 Cawfields

Suffolk x – £172 Woodlands

Gimmers with Lambs at Foot

Mule – £198 (Twins) & £150 (Singles) Hepple Whitefield

Texel x – £222 (Twins) & £154 (Singles) Hepple Whitefield

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

Mule (Twins) – £203 Hepple Whitefield, £202 East Highridge, £200 Hepple Whitefield, £198 East Highridge, £192 Hepple Whitefield,

Mule (Singles) - £157 Sherburn Tower, £153 Hepple Whitefield, £150 East Fourstones, £140 Sherburn Tower

Texel x (Twins) - £187 Bridgeford,

Texel x (Singles) - £152 (x2) & £150 East Highridge

Suffolk x - £208 (Twins) & £148 (Singles) East Highridge

Blackface (Singles) - £110 & £93 Bridgeford