May Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle& Suckled Calves & Store Sheep

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held its weekly sale of 851 store cattle and suckled calves which this week included the Special May prize show and sale which was kindly sponsored by Stoneacre Motor Group. Judging the show this year was Lincolnshire producer Mr Clive Goulsbra who tapped out the British Blue steer class winner from Messrs R W Harding & Son, West End Town who went on to sell for £1500.00. Reserve went to a Charolais cross heifer from Messrs M & TF Graham, West Foreshield which went on to sell for £1580.00 to the judge.

The entry of older cattle section this week can only be described as varied in quality. The better sorts still sold well with the plainer sorts slightly easier. Twenty month old commercial bullocks from Messrs J Thompson & Sons, Springwell Cottage Farm sold to a high of £2000.00. Twenty six month old Pure Limousin heifers from Messrs J & F Hartley & Son, Low Shipley sold to a high of £1640 twice. Older native bred cattle sold well once again with Mr H D Hutchinson, Hollin Close selling eighteen month old steers to £1600.00. Luing bullocks from Messrs Stanners, Low Chesterhope sold to a high of £1590.00.

As with the older cattle, a mixed entry of younger cattle this week, with the better end selling very well with many long distance purchasers going home with half-filled wagons. The plainer sorts as with the older beasts, slightly harder to cash this week compared to last week. One the highlights of the sale was a lovely run of 50 Limousin and British Blue cross steers and heifers from Messrs Rochester and Murray, Glebe Farm, with yearling steers selling to £1900.00 and yearling Limousin heifers selling to £1480. Another highlight was the annual consignment of 75 yearling limousin cross steers and heifers from Messrs Lewis Forster & Son, West Nubbock which peaked at £1630 for steers and £1480 for heifers.

Eleven month old steers peaked at £1650.00 for a fantastic black Limousin steer from Messrs E Telfer & Son, High House. Messrs TR & EA Milburn, Wallend had another successful trip to Hexham with a lovely run of 9-11 month suckled calves that sold to £1380.00 for Limousin cross heifers and averaged £1219.00 for 15 sold.

Messrs G W & C Athey & Son, High Love Lady Shield, proved a late turn didn’t hamper trade, selling their usual stamp of Limousin cross cattle to a high of £1430.00 for 14 month old steers. This was then beaten by a sister from this stable that sold to £1520.00 leaaving the Atheys with a healthy average of £1316.67 for 15 sold.

We are actively seeking more cattle for next weeks’ “May Term Sale” and ask potential vendors to enter cattle before 10:30am Monday morning.

Leading prices;

J Thompson & Son, Springwell Cottage £2000 Limousin Steer

Cattle 30 Months +

Limousin x heifers-£1480 Low Shipley

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Charolais x steers –£1280 Rare Dene

Luing x steers-£1590 Low Chesterhope

Simmental x steers –£1390 Satley Farm

Angus steers-£1490 Aydonshields

Angus x steers-£1550 Rare Dene, £1490 Fairley, £1410 & £1370 Bankfoot

Limousin x heifers-£1640 (x2) Low Shipley, £1465 Greencarts, £1360 Agars Hill

Luing heifers-£1340 Low Chesterhope

Angus x heifers –£1400 Catreen, £1340 Fairley, £1305 Bankfoot

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers –£2000 Springwell Cottage, £1500 West Foreshield

Charolais x steers –£1560 & £1360 Satley Farm, £1340 Blakelaw

British Blue x steers –£1200 Woodwell House

Angus x steers –£1600 Hollin Close, £1560 & £1515 Fairley, £1510 Hollin Close, £1500, £1490 Hollin Close

Simmental x steers-£1360 Satley Farm, £1200 Greencarts

Hereford x steers –£1280 Satley Farm

Limousin x heifers –£1660 West Nubbock, £1560 Quarry House, £1380 (x2) Dukesfield Hall, £1320 Hard Riding & West Foreshield

Charolais x heifers –£1150 Blakelaw

Blonde x heifers-£1430 Houselope Grange

Angus x heifers –£1530 Aydonshields, £1380 Elilaw, £1360 Fairley

 Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers –£1900 Glebe Farm, £1730 Newton High House, £1660 (x2) & £1650 Springwell Cottage, £1630 West Nubbock, £1600 Dukesfield Hall, £1590 Glebe Farm & Springwell Cottage, £1580 Springwell Cottage & West Nubbock (x2), £1570 Glebe Farm & West Foreshield, £1540 Quarry House, £1500 Springwell Cottage

Charolais x steers –£1620 West Nubbock, £1240 Blakelaw

Blonde x steers-£1325 Houselope Grange

British Blue steers –£1570 & £1510 Glebe Farm, £1500 West End Town

Angus x steers –£1210 & £1140 Lowfield

Simmental steers –£1340 Chirdon

Luing steers-£1220, £1165 & £1160 Chesterhope

Limousin x heifers –£1610 Elrington Hall, £1535 & £1530 Quarry House, £1520 High Lovelady Shield, £1490 Chirdon, £1480 Glebe Farm, £1460 Glebe Farm & West Nubbock, £1450 West Nubbock, £1410 Midgeholme (x2), Glebe Farm & West Nubbock

Charolais x heifers –£1580 West Foreshield, £1320 & £1200 Raggetsyke

Blonde x heifers-£1385 & £1240 Houselope Grange

British Blue heifers-£1220 Glebe Farm

Angus x heifers-£1090 Hackford, £1040 (x2) Elilaw

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers –£1560 Newton High House, £1530 Quarry House, £1390 The Laws, £1320 Glebe Farm, £1260 Wallend, £1250 Dukesfield Hall, £1230 Wallend, £1220 The Laws, £1210 Wallend & West Foreshield

Charolais x steers-£1390 Raggetsyke, £1265 Blakelaw

British Blue x steers-£1060 Woodhall

Limousin x heifers –£1650 Newton High House, £1380 Wallend, £1270 Newton High House & Wallend

Cast Ewes

Hexham and Northern Marts sold 429 Cast Ewes & Rams to a slightly stronger trade on the week as numbers decrease nationwide.

Topping the sale was a Texel Ewe at £218 from J R & A Mews, Chapel House.

Suffolk cross Ewes sold to £166 on two occasions for a trio from Messrs J F Johnson, Tuthill and a pair from Mr D A Harrison, Woodlands.

Mules topped at £138 from Thomas Telford, Pasture Hill, Seahouses.

Swaledale Ewes topped at £118 for a trio from Messrs W Tait & Sons, Bulls Hill.

Early entries appreciated.

Contact Jack on 07739 440457.

Texel-£218 Chapel House, £195 Tuthill, £192 Cornhills

Texel x-£190 Chapel House, £180 (x3) Low West House, £168 Pasture Hill, £160 Rusheylaw

Suffolk x-£166 Tuthill & Woodlands Place, £165 Tuthill, £162 Low West House

Beltex x-£166, £164 & £156 Low West House

Cheviot –£118 High Thorneyburn & Ewesley Farm

Cheviot Mule –£144 Temon Farm

Mule –£138 Pasture Hill, £134 Carry House, £130 Tuthill, £129 Prior Hall & Low West House, £128 Pasture Hill, £125 Broomhope, £124 Parkside & Whitchester

Zwartbles-£168 Yew Tree

Aberfield-£140 Whitchester, £132 Walltown Farm

Dorest-£125 Yew Tree

Blackface –£120 Yew Tree, £118 & £113 Carry House, £110 High Thorneyburn, Blakehope & Broomhope

Swaledale –£118 Bulls Hill

Cast Tups

Cast Tups topped at £188 for a duo of Texels from Mr T M Reed, Renny’s Barn.

Texel-£188 Renny’s Barns, £175 Piatroon

Leicester-£150 Bulls Hill

Cheviot-£106 Parkside

Blackface-£117 Hole Farm

Swaledale-£94 White Hill

Store Hoggs

A small entry of Store Hoggs sold to a strong trade.

3 Dutch Texel Tup Hoggs topped the trade at £150 from Mr J W Smith-Jackson, High Town Farm.

Texel-£129 Woodcroft

Texel x-£128 Rusheylaw, £124 Satley Farm, £123 Linacres, £119 Broomfield Farm, £118 Broomfield Farm & Woodlands Place, £117 East Flass, £116 Cornhills

Dutch Texel-£150 High Town Farm

Suffolk x –£122 Woodlands Place, £116 Prior Hall

Mule –£126 Rusheylaw

Abberfield-£116 Walltown

Swaledale –£118 Woodcroft