Hexham & Northern Marts at their special May Term sale of store cattle offered a good catalogued entry of 876 head from noted consignors and drawn from Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria & The Scottish Borders.
As seen previously the best end of all classes continue to sell at great rates through the Hexham ring however with numbers forward across the region and quality on the whole more mixed lesser types are increasingly harder to place.
Trade peaked at £1900 twice; first for a huge Hereford bullock from Messrs Eggleston, Thornham Hill then again later in the sale for a super shapely Limmy Steer from Steven Graham, Miller Hill, Gilsland.
Willie Woodman, Great Chesters brough forward forty more tremendous cattle and peaked at £1880 for a Charolais steer and also sold the dearest heifer on the day, also a charolais cross at £1860.
The youngest class of cattle were equally sought after and peaked at £1300 for both steers and heifers. Messrs Huddlestone, Round Meadows sold a super Limmy heifer at the figure and Messrs Nixon, Longlea sold a great steer at the same price to average a worthy £1110 for 19 steers sold.
With a great crowd at the ringside for the whole sale the entire entry of steers returned at £1217 per head and the heifer portion came back at £1063. Those with cattle yet to reach the market are urged to contact our auctioneers to discuss entering stock for sale at next weeks sale which is also the monthly special sale for native breed cattle.
Cattle 30 Months +
Charolais x steers-£1750, £1670, £1650 & £1600 (x3) Fitches Grange
Cattle 23 – 30 Months
Limousin x steers –£1900 Miller Hill, £1820 Great Chesters, £1800 Paxton Dene, £1780 Paxton Dene (x2) & Great Chesters, £1700 South Bells Hill & Paxton Dene, £1630 Corneyside, £1620 Lunns House, £1600 Lunns House (x2) & Paxton Dene ilH
Charolais x steers –£1620 Great Chesters, £1600 Blackcarts, £1500 Fitches Grange
British Blue steers-£1820, £1680 (x2) Paxton Dene, £1650 South Bells Hill
Hereford x steers –£1900, £1640 (x2) & £1610 Thornham Hill
Angus x steers-£1710 & £1540 Blackcarts
Simmental x steers-£1600 Corneyside
Luing steers-£1580 Blackcarts
Limousin x heifers-£1650 Tedcastle, £1520 Haggate, £1480 Windy Hill
Charolais x heifers-£1860, £1730, £1570 & £1520 Great Chesters
Hereford x heifers-£1690, £1660, £1550, £1520 & £1510 Thornham Hill
Angus x heifers –£1295 & £1250 Stoop Rigg, £1240 Bankfoot
Cattle 17 – 22 Months
Limousin x steers –£1880 & £1800 Great Chesters, £1780 Heugh Farm, £1700 Paxton Dene, £1680 Miller Hill & Heugh Farm, £1500 Miller Hill
Charolais x steers –£1880, £1740 & £1660 Great Chesters, £1560 White House
Blonde x steers-£1320 Whiskershiel
Angus x steers –£1420 & £1390 Fairley, £1370 Stoop Rigg, £1360 Fairley & Catreen
Hereford x steers –£1620 Thornham Hill
Limousin x heifers –£1640 Miller Hill
Charolais x heifers –£1790 & £1700 Great Chesters
Angus x heifers –£1340, £1290 & £1230 Fairley, £1200 Fairley & West Shields
Cattle 11 – 16 Months
Limousin x steers –£1720 West Farm, £1710 & £1580 Heugh Farm, £1510, £1500 & £1480 (x2) Square House, £1470 Square House (x2) & Hareshaw, £1465 Hareshaw, £1460 Square House, £1455 Hareshaw, £1440 & £1430 Square House
Charolais x steers –£1480 Nunwick, £1440 Newbiggin, £1420, £1360 & £1310 Nunwick, £1290 Newbiggin & Nunwick
Angus steers-£1420 Hollin Close, £1325 New Rift, £1240 Hollin Close, £1200 Hollin Close & West Butsfield, £1180 Harnham Hall, £1170 Barrasford Green, £1160 Hollin Close, £1150 The Deans
Angus x steers –£1150 Bollihope Shield
Simmental x steers –£1260 Burnhill
Hereford steers-£1060 & £1040 Greenfield
Limousin x heifers –£1560 Tedcastle, £1500 Wingates South, £1445 Windy Hill, £1400 Windy Hill & Round Meadows, £1390 Hareshaw, £1320 Shitlington, £1310 & £1290 Hareshaw, £1280 Shitlington, £1275 Farnbury, £1240 East Unthank, £1230 High Lovelady Shield, £1220 East Matfen, £1210 Shitlington & Ouston
Charolais x heifers –£1260 & £1240 Nunwick, £1180 Newbiggin, £1120 Nunwick, £1100 West Shields
British Blue heifers-£1410 & £1360 East Unthank
Angus x heifers –£1440 Catreen, £1220 & £1155 West Butsfield
Cattle 10 months and under
Limousin x steers –£1300 Longlea, £1290 High Lovelady Shield, £1220 Round Meadows, £1205 Stotsfold & Longlea, £1200 Longlea, £1190 Harlow Bower, £1180 & £1170 Longlea, £1160 Burnbank, £1150 (x2) Round Meadows, £1120 Longlea, £1110 Farnbury
Charolais x steers-£1185 Newbiggin
Limousin x heifers –£1300 Round Meadows, £1190 Stotsfold, £1095 Burnbank
Angus x heifers-£1070 New Rift
Hexham and Northern Marts sold 453 Cast Ewes and Rams at their weekly sale.
Topping the Ewe section was a pen of 4 Texels at £200 from Mr D Barron, New Acres selling to a regular purchaser Mr Jeff Dunn, Ponteland.
Suffolk cross Ewes topped at £162 from Mr J W Watson, South Clarewood.
Mules topped at £133 for a trio from Messrs E V Kenyon & Son, South Farm.
Blackface Ewes peaked at £128 for a pair from Messrs Teasdale, Kellah Farm.
More wanted next week.
Contact Jack on 07739440457.
Texel-£200 New Acres
Texel x-£174, £169 & £158 New Acres, £156 Round Meadows & High Oldshield, £154 New Acres, £150 South Farm, East Farm & Rugley Walls
Suffolk x –£162 South Clarewood
Dutch Texel x-£156 Willimoteswick
Beltex x –£131 White Hurworth
Leicester –£158 Kellah Farm
Cheviot –£136 South Farm
Cheviot Mule –£130 & £128 Burntongues
Mule –£133 South Farm, £130 East Farm & Willimoteswick, £128 Stone Hall, Round Meadows & East Butsfield, £124 Springwell Farm, £123 Ninebanks & Springwell Farm
Blackface –£128 Kellah Farm, £112 Edges Greem
Swaledale –£89 Round Meadows, Allenshields Farm & East Unthank, £88
Cast Tups sold to a strong demand topping at £225 for a tremendous Texel from Messrs F Hall & Son, East Butsfield.
Leicester-£198 Kellah Farm, £168 East Unthank
Texel x-£178 Springwell Farm
Suffolk-£140 West House Farm
Beltex-£156 Kellah Farm
Store Hoggs continue to sell to a strong trade as long as they are a good size, whereas smaller hoggs harder work as the season comes to a close.
Topping the trade was a pair of Dutch Texels at £156 from Messrs B A & A M Storrow & Son, Willimoteswick.
Dutch Texel-£156 & £148 (x2) Willimoteswick
Texel x-£135 Little Swinburn, £130 Stone Hall, £128 Springwell Cottage, £126 Demesne, £123 Thockrington Farms, £120 Humber Hill, Springwell Cottage, Butterknowes & Dyke Head
Suffolk x –£115 Thockrington Farms
Leicester-£124 Allenshields Farm
Mule –£120 East Butsfield, £119 Rawfoot
Swaledale –£111 Round Meadows, £110 Allenshields, £100 Glenhill Farm