A nice show of clean cattle this week which was mainly made up of heavy heifers.
Topping the sale with a well fleshed British Blue cross heifer was Mr W Robson, High West House, Tow Law that sold to 279.5ppk (£1867.06) to R Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford.
Limousin Heifers –£1784.23, £1627.78, £1596.81 & £1536.15 Great Chesters
269.5p Great Chesters (x2) & Flotterton
British Blue Heifers-£1867.06 High West House
279.5p High West House
Charolais Heifers –£1704.50 & £1616.63 Great Chesters
249.5p Flotterton, 243.5p Great Chesters
Cast Cows & OTM
Fewer numbers forward met a very similar trade to the last week with the better cows still selling in excess of 200ppk.
None Farm Assured cows were easily cashed and one of these topped the sale with a Limousin cross from H & T V Walton, Settlingstones selling to 213.5ppk.
Top grossing cow came from Mr R Maughan, Greencarts with a Simmental cross realising £1680.63
Simmental –£1680.63 Greencarts, £1560.21 Dunns Houses
196.5p Dunns Houses, 185.5p Greencarts
Limousin –£1373.54 White House, £1291.68 Settlingstones, £1269.65 Thornton Tower
213.5p & 210.5p Settlingstones
Angus –£1598.48 & £1485.68 Humbleheugh
189.5p & 188.5p Humbleheugh
Angus x-£1162.17 Low Brooms Farm
183.5p Low Brooms Farm
Limousin Steer-£1222.94 Settlingstones
Charolais Stock Bull from Mr C R Fawcett, Well House sold to 207.5ppk and grossed to £1989.93.
207.5p Well House Farm
Hexham Mart sold 229 Prime Lambs to a reduced trade but only £4 less on the week.
Topping the sale was a tremendous Suffolk cross Lamb from Messrs R E Charlton, East Newham, selling to £173.
Suffolk’s also sold to £170 for a Lamb from Mr J T Lee & Son, Hackford which also topped the ppk at 354.2ppk.
Texel x –£150 Crowhall, £146 Hackford & Aydonshields, £145 Hackford, Crowhall & Nilston Rigg, £144 Nilston Rigg, £143 Rusheylaw
345.2p Crowhall, 329.3p Highwood Farm, 326.1p Crowhall, 325.0p Rusehylaw & Highwood Farm, 323.2p East House Farm
Suffolk x-£173 East Newham, £170 Hackford, £155 East Newham, £144 Hackford, £142 East House Farm, £141 Steel Hall
345.2p & 320.0p Hackord
Beltex x-£146 Crescent Farm
331.8p Crescent Farm
Hampshire-£123 Steel Hall
Just a handful of Hoggs sold to a top of £152 for a pair from J D Straughan, Hill Head Farm,
Texel x –£152 & £148 (x2) Hill Head Farm
245.5p East Newham & Hill Head Farm, 244.2p Hill Head Farm
Suffolk x –£139 (x2) Hill Head Farm
Shropshire-£150 Hill Head Farm
240.4p Hill Head Farm
Mule-£121 West End Farm
Swaledale-£113 & £112 West End Farm
Cast Ewes and Rams
Ewes sold to a top of £138 from Mrs J Deary, Burnhope Flatts Farm
Kerry Hill-£138 Burnhope Flatts Farm
Cheviot x –£130 Burnhope Flatts Farm