Hexham Store Cattle & Sheep

Store Cattle

Hexham & Northern Marts held their weekly catalogued sale of 216 Store Cattle & Suckled Calves from the North of England and Scottish Borders. A varied entry of cattle this week with something for everybody on offer. Cattle once again maintained last week’s blistering trade with stronger cattle especially in demand. At the other end of the spectrum, dairy bred stirks also seemed to be sought after.

Today’s top prices were dominated by the females with the highest grossing animal today was an outstanding black Limousin cross heifer from Low Middleton Livestock, Low Middleton, Berwick which after some furious bidding ended up at £1660.00 heading to a top end finisher in Yorkshire. Messrs Marr of Old Ravensworth Farm, Gateshead sold a thirteen month old Limousin cross heifer to £1595.00.

Messrs Ogle, Blackburn once again brought their usual stamp of quality forward steers which this week sold to £1590.00 and £1580.00. Another North Northumbrian producer coming down the A1, taking advantage of the Hexham ring was Messrs Hutchinson, Kettleburn who sold Charolais cross steers to £1540.00 twice. The £1500 barrier was broken eleven times throughout today’s trading.

Native bred cattle once again sold well with Angus cross steers from Messrs Featherson & Son, Allendale Farm selling to a high of £1480. Angus cross heifers sold to a high of £1390.00 from Messrs White, East Uppertown.

Suckled calves were simply on fire once again through Ring One with a pen of three, Ten month old Limousin cross steers from David & Sharon Robinson, Hawksteel selling to £1290.00. Eight month old Limousin cross heifers from Nilston Rigg Farms went on to sell to a high of £970.00.

With all classes of cattle in great demand here at Hexham, we are actively seeking entries for next week’s sale.

Please contact our auctioneers over the weekend or the office on Monday morning with entries

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers –£1390 & £1350 Lunns House

Charolais steers x –£1450 Satley

Simmental x steers-£1450 & £1440 Satley

Angus x heifers –£965 Wheelbirks

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers –£1590 & £1580 Blackburn, £1500, £1455 & £1430 Lunns House, £1400 Blackburn & High Trewhitt

Charolais x steers –£1540 Kettleburn, £1495, £1450 & £1400 Satley

Simmental x steers –£1540, £1520 & £1490 Kettleburn

Angus steers-£1140 Woodwell House, £1115 Meldon Lane House

Angus x steers –£1480, £1410 & £1395 Allendale Farm, £1380 Newlands Haugh

Salers x steers-£1350 Satley

Limousin x heifers –£1460 Middle Heads, £1390 Berry Edge, £1310 Middle Heads

Charolais x heifers –£1380 & £1245 White House

British Blue x heifers –£920 Woodwell House, £910 Wheelbirks

Simmental x-£810 Fairless

Angus heifers-£980 & £960 Woodwell House, £920 & £910 Meldon Lane House

Angus x heifers – £1390, £1360 & £1250 East Uppertown

Hereford heifers –£810 Wagtail

 Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers –£1435, £1400, £1360 & £1300 Stotsfold, £1295 Low Middleton, £1290 Crook Dene

Charolais x steers –£1400 White House, £1340 Raggetsyke

Limousin x heifers –£1660 Low Middleton, £1595 Old Ravensworth, £1585 Low Middleton, £1555 Old Ravensworth, £1500 Low Middleton, £1440 & £1415 Old Ravensworth

Charolais x heifers –£1250 White House

British Blue x heifers –£1035 Low Town

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers –£1290 & £1220 Hawksteel, £1100, £1095 & £1080 Nilston Rigg, £1070 Hownsgill

Limousin x heifers –£970 & £900 Nilston Rigg

Cast Ewes

Hexham and Northern Marts sold 1136 Cast Ewes and Rams to a strong trade with lean types dearer on the week.

Topping the sale at £230 was a pen of four Texel ewes from P A & E J Lawson, Middleton Mill House.

Not far behind was a Charolais ewe at £200 from Drapestown who also sold Suffolk cross ewes to £166.

A pen of nine Bluefaced Leicester ewes sold to £148 from Messrs K Smith & Son, East Greenridge.

Mules topped at £125 from Thomas Telford, Pasture Hill.

Blackface ewes sold to £106 from Mr J Proctor, New Dotland.

More wanted to meet the strong demand at Hexham with 12 active buyers ringside today.

Contact Jack on 07739 440457

Texel-£230 Middleton Mill House, £192 Quickening Cote, £190 Middleton Mill House

Texel x-£190 Quarry House (Browell), £180 New Houses, £172 Delight Farm, £170 High Fotherley & Hillcrest Cottage, £160 New Houses, £157 Quarry House (Browell), £156 Town Farm, £154 Drapestown, £152 Angerton Steads & Whittingham Grange, £146 Delight Farm, £144 Chesters, £143 East Greenridge, £142 Quarry House (Atkinson), £140 Quarry House (Atkinson), Quarry House (Browell), Town Farm & High Fotherley, £138 Chesters, Mickley Moor & High Oldshield, £136 Barnwell Farm

Beltex-£132 Burntongues

Beltex x –£150 New Houses, £146 Little Swinburn

Suffolk –£165 Drapestown

Suffolk x-£166, £158 & £150 Drapestown, £148 Town Farm, £147 & £144 Drapestown, £142 Whittingham Grange, £140 Broomhope, £138 Little Swinburn & West Grange, £133 Quarry House, £132 East Acres

Charollais –£200 Drapestown

Leicester-£148 East Greenridge, £145 The Steel & Redburn Farm, £140 Harsondale & East Unthank, £136 Lowes Fell

Cheviot –£122 Lowes Fell

Cheviot Mule –£134 Lowes Fell, £126 New Houses

Mule –£125 Pasture Hill, £119 East Acres, £118 Angerton Steads & Redburn Farm, £116 Nilston Rigg, £115 Bensons Fell, Lowes Fell & West Grange, £114 Broomhope, £112 New Dotland & Quickening Cote, £111 Whittingham Grange, £110 Barnwell Farm, £109 Broomhope & Drapestown, £107 Stone Hall & High House Farm

Shropshire-£128 Delight Farm

Romney-£118 Drapestown

Zwartble-£116 Drapestown

Blackface –£106 New Dotland, £105 The Steel, £100 The Steel & New Dotland

Swaledale-£78 East Unthank, £77 Redburn Farm & Stobby Lea

Cast Tups

Cast Tups sold to £192 from popular mart regular Mr I Potts, Redburn Farm.

Texel-£192 Redburn Farm, £170 Drapestown, £168 Willimoteswick, £162 Craigshield Farm

Suffolk x-£172 Drapestown

Leicester-£168 Blackhalls, £162 Pundershaw, £159 Broomhope

Cheviot-£98 Dudlees

Blackface-£119 Pundershaw, £116 The Steel, £112 Pundershaw, £108 Drapestown, £104 Pottsdurtrees

Swaledale-£92 Stobby Lea, £90 Paradise

Store Lambs

Hexham and Northern Marts sold a catalogued entry of 2209 store hoggs to an excellent trade.

Topping the sale was a Texel lamb at £135 from Mr D A Harrison, Woodland Place.

Suffolk cross hoggs sold to £126.50 for a pair from D & N H Martell, Black Hedley.

A pen of 16 Mule hoggs sold to £119 from Mr R A Maughan, Greencarts.

Hill hoggs harder to cash topping at £115 for a pen of eight Blackface hoggs from Dudlees Partnership.

Early entries invited for next week’s sale.

Contact Jack on 07739 440457

Texel x-£135 woodland Place, £130 The Rock & Middleton Mill House, £128 Girsonfield, £124 The Rock & Derwent Grange, £122.50 Redburn Farm, £121.50 The Rock, £120 Haggwood, £119 Bridgeford, £118.50 Normans Riding & Billerley, £116 Woodland House, £115.50 Laburnum & China Hall, £115 White House, China Hall & Settlingstones

Dutch Texel x-£123.50, £114.50 & £113.50 (x2) Fell Lane

Suffolk x –£126.50 Black Hedley, £123 South Clarewood, £120 Cheviot, £117.50 Sunniside, £117 Craigshield, £115 Sunniside, Cheviot & The Bridges, £114 Craigshield farm, £113.50 Highfield, £111 Dene House, £110.50 & £100 Sunniside

Beltex x –£117.50, £116 & £114.50 Woodland House

Charollais x-£109 Sunniside

Cheviot-£89.50 The Rock

Cheviot x-£95 Lynnshield

Leicester-£96 Nookton

Mule –£119 Greencarts, £114 & £108 Redburn Farm, £107.50 & £107 Blakelaw, £106 Todhillwood

Zwartble-£80 Linshiels

Blackface-£115 Dudlees, £106 Punsweshaw, £101 Edges Green

Kerry Hill-£104 Delight Farm

Herwick-£85 Fairpsring

Swaledale –£99 White Hill