Prize Show & Sale of Ewes & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

Hexham Auction Mart

Prize Show & Sale of Ewes & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot


Included in this week’s sale of Ewes & Hoggs with Lambs at foot was the show of Pens of 10 which was kindly sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers and ably Judged by Mr Ian Curry, Fishburn.

Overall Champion Pen came from the Texel class from M W & C M Ridley, Shitlington Hall which realised £132/life.

Reserve Champion were the winners of the Mule class from Messrs Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm which went on to sell for £126/life.

Overall the best end of the hoggs and lambs met an absolute flyer with a pen of 12 ¾ bred Texel Hoggs with Beltex x lambs at foot selling to £168/life from Messrs T W Oliver, Cawfields.

Suffolk cross Hoggs with Texel or Beltex x Lambs at foot in real demand with Messrs G Carins & Partners, Broomhall Farm selling the 1st Prize winners for £160/life.

Gimmers and Lambs sold fairly well with a high of £156/life for a Dutch Spotted Ewe and Blue Texel x lamb from Mr H Murray, Moss Side.

Ms C A & J G Skidmore, Needless Hall sold Mule Gimmers with Twins to £110/life.

Older Ewes and Lambs a dream to sell and in high demand. Broken mouthed Suffolk x ewes with Beltex lambs at foot from Messrs JJ Spours & Son, Yetlington Lane sold to £117 per life.

Prize List

Class 1- 10 Texel x Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

1st—Ridley, Shitlington Hall

2nd -Carr, Highwood

3rd –Carr, Highwood

Class 2- 10 Mule Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

1st—Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm

2nd -Ridley, Shitlington Hall

3rd –Ridley, Shitlington Hall

Class 3- 10 Suffolk x Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

1st—Carins, Broomhall

2nd -Harrison, Woodlands

3rd –Williamson, Littleburn

Overall Champion-Ridley Shitlington

Reserve Champion-Rochester & Murray, Glebe Farm

Leading Prices (per life)

Hoggs & Lambs

Texel x: £168, Cawfields, £156, £146 Highwood

Suffolk x: £160 Broomhall, £155 Woodlands

Mule: £132 Shitlington

Dutch Spotted: £132 Moss Side

Gimmers & Lambs

Dutch Spotted: £156 Moss Side

Mule: £110 x 2 Needless Hall, £101 East White Hill

Ewes & Lambs

Beltex x: £120 Newbiggin Hill

Suffolk x: £117 Yetlington Lane

Texel x: £106 Hownsgill, £102 Chesterwood, Hownsgill