Tow Law Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle & Suckled Calves

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts held their special annual “ Tow Law “ prize Show & Sale of store Cattle & Suckled calves with a catalogued entry of 701 consignors across County Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria.

The pre-sale show was kindly sponsored by Zoetis and ably judged by master Welsh finisher Mr Ben Attewell, Chapel Farm, Caldicot.

Taking the H & H Mews memorial cup for the store Champion, was a black steer from Messrs Short, Ouston, Whitfield, which went on to realise £1180.

The overall sucked calf Champion and taking the Colin Mitchelson Memorial Plate and the Perpetual trophy for the Champion Calf was presented to Messrs Reed & Sons, Lands Farm. Their outstanding black heifer went on to realise £1400.

Messrs Charlton, Whiteside, went on to take Reserve and also sell for £1400.

On the whole, remarkable trade was a touch sharper again, especially for the cattle forward.One of the biggest AA x steers seen in the market from Warden Law sold to £1660. A magnificent run of Charolais x steers from Mr R Oxley, Colwell Hill sold to the same figure and the steers from this home went on to average £1463 for 10 sold.

The Scott lads, Corneyside had a enjoyable trip to Hexham, selling steers to £1600 and heifers to £1500 with the Matfen based family’s run of cattle averaging £1440.

Alan Ogle, Comb Hills sold Limousin x heifers to £1580 and all four of his heifers smashed the £1500 barrier to average £1540.

Younger cattle were just as in demand with Messrs Ballantyne, Cowburn Rigg selling their impressive yearling steers to £1460.

Mr B Watson, Baal Hill sold a 9 month old Limousin x steer to £1270. The Wolsingham based family sold their run of 23, 5-9 month old calves to an impressive £1000.

Next week sees our monthly Native sale of cattle and entries are welcome to auctioneers over the weekend or in the office on Monday by 10.30 am.

Leading prices;

Cattle 23 – 30 Months

Limousin x steers –£1560 Corneyside

Angus x steers-£1500 (x2) Sunniside

Limousin x heifers –£1500 Corneyside

Cattle 17 – 22 Months

Limousin x steers –£1600, £1540 & £1490 Corneyside, £1470 Colwell Hill, £1440 Corneyside (x2), Thrunton Lowfield & Thornton Tower

Charolais x steers –£1660, £1640, £1580, £1470 & £1455 Colwell Hill

British Blue x steers –£1495 Morley Hill

Angus steers –£1420 Grange House

Angus x steers –£1660 Warden Law

Limousin x heifers –£1580 & £1550 Comb Hills, £1550 Cowburn Rigg, £1520 & £1510 Comb Hills, £1470 Trench Hall & Demesne Farm, £1460 Elrington Hall & Corneyside, £1420 Dene House, £1410 Corneyside, £1400 Ridley Stokoe, £1370 Elrington Hall & Demesne Farm, £1350 (x2) & £1340 Elrington Hall, £1320 Dene House, £1300 Demesne Farm & Corneyside, £1270 Corneyside, £1250 Taylor Burn, £1240 The Byre

 Cattle 11 – 16 Months

Limousin x steers –£1460 Cowburn Rigg, £1375 Low Eshells, £1360 Thornton Tower, £1305 Dukesfield Hall, £1290 Cowburn Rigg, Spittalshield & Crook Dene, £1280 Lee Hall & Spittalshield, £1250 Whiteside & Ouston, £1240 Dene House, Thornton Tower & Dukesfield Hall, £1235 Horncastle, £1230 Lee Hall & Spittalshield, £1220 Lee Hall, £1210 Spittalshield, £1200 Thornton Tower, £1190 Intake, Warksfield & Low Eshells

Charolais x steers –£1190, £1140 & £1080 Horncastle

British Blue x steers –£1350 Grange House

Simmental x steer-£1400 Warksfield, £1250 & £1245 Morley Hill

Angus steers –£1030 Bank Foot

Angus x steers –£1460 Grange House, £1420, £1340, £1290, £1120 Lee Hall, £1120 Ricknall Mill

Hereford steers –£1325 Grange House

Hereford steers –£1050 Intake

Beef Shorthorn steers –£1105 Intake

Limousin x heifers –£1420 & £1410 Cowburn Rigg, £1400 Spittalshield & Lands Farm, £1340 Allotment Farm, £1250 Lee Hall, £1170 Crook Dene & Pitland Hills, £1160 Woodlands, £1150 Taylor Burn & Whiteside

Charolais x heifers –£990 (x2) Horncastle

British Blue x heifers –£1170 Taylor Burn, £1050 Morley Hill

Angus x heifers –£1210, £1200 (x2), £1190, £1185, £1180 & £1160 Lee Hall

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers –£1400 Whiteside, £1270 Baal Hill, £1225 Lee Hall, £1200 Whiteside & Dyke Nook, £1180 Baal Hill (x2), West Biggens, £1160 Allotment Farm, £1125 Warksfield, £1120 Crook Dene, £1100 Baal Hill

Blonde x steer-£1120 & £1100 Jolly Body

Saler x steer-£820 Oswie

Limousin x heifers –£1070 & £1040 Baal Hill, £1005 Lands Farm, £985 Dyke Nook, £980 Intake

Angus x heifers –£800 Ricknall Mill

Cast Ewes

Another large entry of 1773 ewes and rams sold to an expected trade, with vendors returning happy.

Topping the sale at £170 was a Texel x ewe from Mr D F Brodie, Chesters.

Not far behind at £165 was another Texel ewe, this time from Messrs Cheviot Farming Ltd, Elsdonburn.

Mules topped at £102 from Messrs M W Walton, Rawfoot.

Hill Ewes still proving to be slightly harder to cash with more appearing nationwide.

More wanted to meet the strong demand at Hexham.

Texel-£165 Elsdonburn, £138 High House

Texel Tup-£150 West Butsfield

Texel x-£170 Chesters, £148 High House Farm, £144 Chesters, £140 Queens Letch & Corneyside, £138 Corneyside, £136 Ogle Castle, £135 Chesters, £130 High House, £128 Town Farm, £127 Rawfoot, £126 Chesters, £124 Red Hemmels, £122 East Foreshield

Beltex x-£128 Middle Horsleyhope

Suffolk-£144 Middle Horsleyhope

Suffolk Tup-£128 West Butsfield

Suffolk x-£132 Ogle Castle, £122 & £114 Middle Horsleyhope, £110 Great Bavington, £108 Middle Horsleyhope

Leicester-£95 Hackford, £91 Westwood, £90 Nookton

Leicester Tup-£145 Hole Farm

Bleu de Maine-£73 Low Staples

Cheviot –£86 Elsdonburn

Mule –£102 Rawfoot, £98 Chesterwood & Peat Gap, £96 Peat Gap &  Newonstead, £95 Chesterwood & Low Leam, £94 Town Farm & West Shields, £92 Low Leam, £91 Little Whittington & Rawfoot, £90 Rawfoot & Hackford

Blackface –£79 Hole Farm

Blackface Tup-£100 Hole Farm

Swaledale –£59 Low Leam & Woodhall, £57 East Foreshield

Store Lambs

Store lambs sold to another strong trade for the catalogued entry of 6177.

Topping the sale at £138 was a pen of 17 Dutch Texels from Mr B Storey, Woodhead who also sold a pen of 22 at £136.

Messrs Younger & Stamp, Watch Hill sold a pen of 5 smart types at £130.

Suffolk x lambs continue to sell to a tremendous trade topping at £113 for a pen of 13 from Messrs J Herdman, Edlingham Newtown.

Mule lambs continue to sell well to a top of £98 for some Ewe lambs from Peat Gap, with Mules regularly selling for £80 +.

Hill Lambs continue to sell well at Hexham, selling to a top of £84 from Messrs L & B N Urwin, Lynnshield.

More to be wanted for next week.

Texel x-£115 Errington Farm, £114 Loadman Farm, North Sorrowlessfield & South East Farm, £112 Bensons Fell, North Sorrowlessfield & Butterknowes, £111 Butterknowes, £109.50 Haggwood, Errington Farm, £109 Bensons Fell & Demesne, £108.50 Moorlaws, £108 Stobby Lea, £106 Loadman Farm, Errington Farm, Demesne & Rye Hill

Dutch Texel x-£138 & £136 Woodhead, £124 Willimoteswick, £118 Agars Hill, £115 (x2) Woodhead, £114 & £113 Willimoteswick

Suffolk x –£113, £108.50 & £108 Edlingham Newtown, £107.50 Laburnum Cottage, £104 Codlaw

Beltex x –£130 Watch Hill, £128 Holling Hill, £127 & £124 Watch Hill, £122 Holling Hill, £120 Watch Hill

Cheviot –£84 Lynnshield

Cheviot x-£82.50 Codlaw, £78.50 Cottonshope, £76 The Rock

Charollais x-£84 Oaklea

Mule –£98 & £96 Peat Gap, £88.50 Edlingham Newtown, £86 & 84 Demesne, £84 The Craggs & Woodhall Farm, £83.50 Hesket Farm, £83 Burnbank, Hawksteel, Edlingham Newtown & Newbiggin Farm

Blackface-£73 Burnbank & Viewley, £72 Edges Green, £71.50 & £71 Burdonside, £71 Pottsdurtrees

Swaledale –£53.50 Moorlaws, Bulls Hill & Kirkley Hall