Auction Marts

Acklington Mart, Carlisle Mart, Darlington Mart, Hexham Mart, Scots Gap Mart, Wigton Mart, Wooler Mart

NBA Beef Expo at Hexham Mart.NBA Beef Expo at Hexham Mart
NBA Beef Expo at Hexham Mart.

HEXHAM

July 18

Hexham and Northern Marts had a show of 197 Store Cattle, including Native Breeds, forward at their weekly sale which were presented to a good company of buyers and maintained recent rates. Cattle 23-30 months: Charolais x heifers – £1070 East Newham Limousin x heifers – £1060 East Newham Blonde x heifers - £1015 Merryshields

Cattle 17-22 months: Charolais x heifers – £1085 Merryshields Limousin x steers – £1265 Square House Limousin x heifers – £1160 Square House, £1115 High Dalton, £985 East Newham, £960 High Dalton Blonde x heifers - £1085, £1000 & £980 Merryshields British Blue x steers – £1390 High Dalton British Blue x heifers - £1100 High Dalton, £1030 East Newham, £1020 High Dalton Angus x steers – £940 Prendwick Angus x heifers – £960 Prendwick

Cattle 11-16 months: Charolais x steers – £1025 Cooper House Limousin x steers – £1180 (x2) High Dalton, £1170 (x2) Square House, £1080 Greyside, £1070 & £1050 High Dalton, £1000 Edges Green, £960 (x2) Greyside, £890 Rosehill, £880 & £875 Greyside Limousin x heifers – £1145 & £1085 Square House, £965 & £955 Greyside, £915 & £905 Hollin Close Simmental x heifers – £900 Cooper House Angus steers – £910, £895 & £885 Prendwick, £790 Millfield Demesne Angus x heifers - £1080, £1045 & £1020 High Fotherley Beef Shorthorn steers - £785 Gallaw Hill

Cattle 10 months and under: Limousin x steers – £870 Rosehill, £850 Low Bishopton Angus steers – £870 Billerley, £785 Millfield Demesne.

STORE SHEEP

Hexham and Northern Marts held their Annual Opening Sale of 935 Store Lambs.

An outstanding show of lambs was presented to a very active ring of purchasers achieving a very attractive sale average of £64.86.

Topping the sale was a pen of forward Suffolk x lambs realizing £79 consigned by M/s Suddes, Thornley Pit House.Many more could have been sold to vendors’ benefit.

Store Lambs: Texel x – £77 & £76.50 Colt Crag, £73.50 Thornley Pit House, £71 Colt Crag, £70 Millfield Demesne, £69.50 Colt Crag & Thornley Pit House, £69.20 (x2) Colt Crag, £67 Millfield Demesne, £64 & £63 Thornley Pit House, £61.50 Millfield Demesne Suffolk x – £79, £73.50, £62 & £60.50 Thornley Pit House.

ACKLINGTON

July 17

North East Livestock Sales sold 55 prime cattle and 2122 sheep comprising 1760 lambs and 362 cast ewes.

Cattle: Overall average 193p.

Lim hfrs 232.5p, 228.5p, 205.5p Blagdon Burn, 207.5p, 203.5p Boulmer Hall, Blue hfrs 229.5p, 207.5p Herds House, Lim bulls 190.5p Blagdon Burn, 188.5p Herds House, Lim strs 1362, 1311 Elyhaugh, 1345, 1313 Blagdon Burn, Saler strs 1340 Causey Park, Lim hfrs 1275, 1228 Blagdon Burn, Lim bulls 1253 Blagdon Burn, Char bulls 1211 Thrunton.

Lambs: Sharper, to average 185p. Vend 96, 91.50 South Lyham, Tex 93.50, 89.50 South Bellshill, 92, 89.50 Thrunton, 90 South Lodge, Widdrington, 89.50 Yetlington, Suffolk 91 Warton, 90.50 Gallowmoor, Char 91.50 Blagdon Burn, 90.50 Burnhouses, 90.50 Bankfoot, Beltex 90.50, 90 Nesbit, 89 Howick Scar. Beltex 207p, 206p, 205p, 200p Annsteads, 203p, 200p Cramond Hill, 201p Hemelspeth, 200p Stanton Town Head, Texel 201p Low Town, 199p Annsteads, 198p Warton, 196p Chevington Moor.

Cast Ewes: Another strong trade to average £77.50. Suff ewes 123, 112, 100 North Middleton, 94, 90 Chevington Moor, Texel 105 North Middleton, 101 East Trewick, Preston Mains, 97 Low Town, Beltex 94, 90 Howick Scar, 90 Hillcrest, Char x 90 Pasture Hill, Half Breds 90, 89 Warton, 89 Nesbit.

DARLINGTON

July 17

Darlington had forward at the weekly Prime stock sale an entry of 271 Prime Cattle consisting of 129 Bulls, 46 Steers & 96 Heifers. A total entry of 3864 sheep were presented with 2397 new season lambs & 1467 Cast Sheep sold. 45 Prime pigs were also auctioned.

Prime Bulls - an improved trade with strong better quality bulls a stronger trade with increased an enthusiasm to buy from all 10 purchasing bull firms. Top price per kilo was 208pkg for a home bred handy weighted Limousin that realised £1073 consigned by S&J Dent Great Burdon Fm purchased by Mr David Bolam of G Bolams of Sedgefield

Lead grossing bull realised £1464 for a British Blue consigned by WA Richardson of Hutton Fields purchased by Mr A Young of Pak Mecca Birmingham. Leading price per kilo|: 208 193 187 S&J Dent, 197 188 DH Lawson, 191 184 J Norman, 187 JA&M Boyes, 187 183 180x2 Waterloo Fms, 186 CB Taylor, 186 EW Grieves, 185 180 TW Clark, 184 C Iveson, 184 181 DW Humphrey, 183 JM&S Walton, 182 CB Taylor, 180 WA Richardson, 180 JA&A Herbert, 180 D Richardson & Co, 180x2 TF Bothroyd & Son, 180 DH Etty, 180 P&E Ellis Lead grossing Bulls: £1464 £1431 WA Richardson, £1431 EW Grieves, £1426 £1380 £1321 D Richardson & Co, £1381 C Moffett, £1364 JA&M Boyes, £1331 £1324 Waterloo Fms

Prime Steers - with more handy weighted steers forward they were better sold with a keeness from many ringside buyers. Top price per kilo was 233p for a Limousin that realised £1212 consigned by JL Marks Gilly Flatts Fm purchased by Mr David Bolam of G Bolams Sedgefield.

Lead grossing steer realised £1446 for a British Blue consigned by WA Richardson Hutton Fields purchased by Mr Micheal Broad of Cleveland Meat Company Leading price per kilo: 233 218 JL Marks, 229 226 215 PT Stephenson & Son, 216 212 J Gilson, 215 209 WA Richardson Lead grossing steers: £1445 £1342 WA Richardson, £1321 £1279 £1257x2 £1253 J Gilson

Prime Heifers - the weight was a challenge with many butcher-style heifers in high demand, many more needed to meet the Darlington ringside demand. Top price per kilo was 240p for a Limousin that realised £1330 consigned by WF Hustwit of Morden Southside purchased by Mr Paul Taylor of Taylors Butchers of Darlington Lead grossing heifer realised £1498 for a British Blue consigned by JR Walton Rockcliffe Fm purchased by Mr David Penny of John Penny & Son Rawdon

Leading price per kilo: 240 229 WF Hustwit, 238 227 221 CB Taylor, 237 230 229 224 JR Walton, 235 FT Gibbon & Son, 235 DW Humphrey, 235 Waterloo Fms, 231 B Walker, 226 K&TK Atkinson

Lead grossing Heifers: £1498 £1472 £1377 £1369 £1345 JR Walton, £1352 JC Simpson, £1340 Waterloo Fms, £1330 WF Hustwit, £1323 JL Marks, £1292 JW Lowe & Sons

Prime Lambs - with an increase of 30pkg on the week and improved numbers, every lamb was exrtremely keen bid. Top price per kilo was 224p for a pen of superb pure Texel lambs that realised £83 consigned by LC&D Wearmouth Birch Bush purchased by Mr K Tallentire on behalf of John Penny & Son Lead grossing lambs realised £102 for a pen of Texels consigned by M Robinson & Son East Alwent purchased by Mr William Woodward of Bowood Farms

Leading price per kilo: 224 LC&D Wearmouth, 222 MJ Croft, 218 M Robinson & Sons, 217 SJ Harrison, 216 205 R Hall & Son, 215 210 JE Stobbs, 213 205 J&K Metcalfe, 211 WA Armstrong, 210 PJ&MP Gilhespy, 210 208 J Kelly, 207 RA Patterson, 206 TW Thompson, 206 JA&A Herbert, 206 GF Whitfield, 205 JR&M Richardson, 205 JA&A Moralee, 205 BR&R Routledge

Lead grossing Lambs: £102 M Robinson & Son, £99 £98 TF&C Robinson & Son, £98 KJ&SS Bell, £98 JE Stobbs & Son, £97 P Tindale, £96 J&K Metcalfe, £96 E Blacklock, £95 M Robinson & Son, £94-50 £94 J&A Moralee, £94 JS Davison.

Cast Sheep - All classes of ewes a fantastic trade, numbers did not affest trade in any way. Very dear from start to finish. Top Price was £137 for a Texel Ewe consigned by A & D Proctor, Swarland Old Hall and purchased by Yorkshire Halal Meats. Leading Prices, £137 £125 £119 A & D Proctor. £121 £118 S Blythman. £110 A J Burton. £105 £102 J R & M Richardson. £104 R Valks. £104 £102 T J Lee & Son. £103 M Robinson & Sons. £100 £94 £91 A Ridley. £100 K & J Stables. £97 R & A Patterson. £96 Dickinson Styford.

Prime Pigs, Top price was 148 pence per kilo for a pen of porkers consigned by P D Foster, Smithy House Farm which realised £108 and were purchased by W Piper, Easington Lane. Prime Pigs, Top Prices, 148 147 130 128 P D Foster. 137 117 R A Farrow. 130 J Mitchell & Son. Lead Grossing Prices £108 £106 £104 £102 P D Foster. £107 £90 J Mitchell & Son. £102 £94 R A Farrow.

SCOTS GAP

July 16

Scots Gap Auction Mart had forward an improved entry on the week and the year with 656 prime and cast sheep presented.

A good show of quality lambs met an improved trade to average £77.20 per head.

Trade peaked at £92 for heavy Texel crosses from Foley Bros, Mirlaw House followed by another pen from the same home at £91.

Suffolk crosses peaked at £88 for heavy sorts from Alistair Patterson, Wallhouses.

A quality offering of cast sheep also met an improved trade peaking at £100 for Texel Crosses from Dave Brodie, The Chesters. More could have easily been sold.

Leading Prices – Lambs: Texel x – £92 & £91 Mirlaw House, £90 Cornhills & Homilton, £89 Cheesburn Grange, £86 Tuthill, £85 Cornhills, Mirlaw House, East House Farm, Homilton & Needless Hall, £84 Mirlaw House & Homilton 188.9p Cornhills & Mirlaw House, 188.6p High Baulk, 187.8p & 185.7p Mirlaw House, 183.7p Cornhills, 183.3p Barrasford Green, 183.0p Tuthill, 182.6p Mirlaw House, 182.1p Kirkharle Cottage Suffolk x - £88 Wallhouses, £87 Homilton, £83 Chesters & Gallowhill, £80 Chesters & Cheesburn Grange, £79.50 Tuthill, £78 Wallhouses 186.1p Chesters, 177.6p Homilton, 177.3p Wallhouses, 176.7p Tuthill, 176.6p Chesters, 176.0p Wallhouses

Cast Sheep: Texel - £100, £98 & £90 The Chesters, £87 Lyneup Hill Suffolk - £96 Saugh House, £90 East White Hill, £85 Buckshaw, £84 Saugh House, £71 East White Hill Mule - ££83 East White Hill, £80 Rusheylaw, £78 Dunns Houses, £74 Rusheylaw Cheviot Mule - £91 Barrasford Green Lleyn - £82 Dunshiel Cheviot - £74 Barrasford Green

WOOLER

July 16

At their weekly sale of primestock John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1782 Lambs, 306 Hoggs, Young Sheep and Ewes.

Larger numbers of lambs on offer, great credit to the vendors for the quality forward, resulting in the live ring having a distinct advantage over the deadweight, an average of 190p returned.

Lambs - Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex:- £87.50 Cresswell Farms, £87 Chesterhill, £86.50 Wandon, £85.50 Bewick Folly, £85 Greystonnes and West Rennington, £84 Ladykirk, £83 Newburn and Chesterbank, £82.50 Railway House, £82 West Longridge, Wandon, Fenham Hill and Ladykirk, £81.50 Fenham Hill, Great Ryle, Chesterhill and Charlton Mires. Suff.x:- £85 Doune Brae, £83 Cresswell Farms, £82.50 Castlelaw, £81.50 Cresswell Farms, Brockley Hall, Shipley Lane and Todrig. Bel.x:- £87.50, £81.50 Henlaw.

Lambs – Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 212.5p, 205.6p, 204.4p (2) Chillingham Home Farm, 195p, 194.9p Henlaw. Tex.x:- 201.3p Kettleburn and Black Heddon, 200p Marshall Meadows, 198.8p Ladykirk and Village Farm, Seahouses, 198.7p Shipley Smallburns, 197.5p Bewick Folly, 197.3p Shipley Smallburns, 196.2p Ladykirk and Titlington Mount, 195.2p Wandon, 195p Yetlington Lane and Village Farm, Seahouses. Char.x:- 195p Yetlington Lane. Suff.x:- 194.1p Cresswell Farms, 189.5p, 189p Shipley Lane, 188.6p, 188.4p Cresswell Farms, 188.4p, 188.1p Brockley Hall.

Hoggs and young sheep sold to £64 Craigshouse Ewe numbers similar all classes dear Leading Prices:- BFL:- £105 Clennel. Suff.x:- £97 Goswick, £96 Lilburn Estates, £94 Mayfield, £91 Milfield Demesne, £90 West Longridge. Tex.x:- £95 Chillingham Home Farm, £92 West Rennington, £90 East Fleetham, £89 Newburn, £88 Lorbottle, £87 Fowberry Moor, £85 Marshall Meadows. Bel.x:- £93 Chillingham Home Farm. Mule:- £91 Craigshouse, £80 Todrig, £79 West Longridge.

Rams:- BFL:- £103 Clennel. Tex.:- £103 Charlton Mires.

CARLISLE

July 14

At Borderway Mart,Carlisle, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Primestock. Once again a large show of 455 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward, with 20 buyers in attendance, ensuring all classes were dearer on the week.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A total of 252 cast cows were forward, and sold to a top of 885kg, 185.5ppk or £1641 for a Limousin cow from Messrs Ridley of Haltcliffe and was purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Ridley also sold a Limousin cow to 165.5ppk to Mr Alan Jarvis. Messrs Bowe of Midtown Farm sold a Limousin cow for 808kg, 156.5ppk or £1264 and was purchased by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs JK Ball of Manor Farm, Ripon run of cows topped at 982kg, 126.5ppk or £1242 for a Simmental cross purchased again by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Clark of Whins Farm sold the top priced Holstein cross cow which sold to 994kg, 123.5ppk or £1227 and purchased also by Mr Charles Kirkpatrick. Messrs Grainger & Son of Mirefold Farm, Bedale run of cows topped at 800kg, 147.5ppk or £1180 purchased by Mr David Barker.

Messrs Todhunter & Sons of Lonning Farm cows topped at 918kg, 123.5ppk or £1133 to Mr John Robertson. Messrs Hunter & Son of Berrier Head sold the top priced black and white cow selling for 646kg, 137.5ppk or £888 to Mr David Barker. Messrs Henderson & Son of Park House Farm run of Holstein cross cows topped at 845kg, 121.5ppk or £1026 and were purchased by Dawn Meats. Messrs Gibson & Son of Thornton Towers sold the top priced Limousin stock bull, selling to 841kg, 146.5ppk or £1232 and was purchased by Mr Shaun McGimpesy. Messrs Jardine of Newbiggin, Lockerbie sold to top overall priced Aberdeen Angus stock bull selling to 1267kg, 115.5ppk or £1463 and purchased again by Mr Shaun McGimpesy.

Leading price per head: Limousin £1641, £1148 Haltcliffe, £1264 Midtown Farm, £1095 Ivy House, £1078 Manor Farm, £1033, £1023 Mirefold Farm, £1030 Low NorthSceugh, £1027 East Newbiggin, £1021 Peter House Farm, £1016 Halfway Well, £1011 Hollin Close, £1006 High Dovecote, Simmental £1242 Manor Farm, £1005 Castlewigg Farm, Holstein Friesian £1227 Whins Farm, £1133, £957, £953 Lonning Farm, £1026 Park House Farm, £933, £921 Woodhouse, £933 Mirkbooths, £919 Gullielands Farm, £904 Burtholme Farm, £902 High Stand, £889 Park House Farm, £867 Mellguards, £859 Brownrigg Hall Farm, Charolais £1180 Mirefold Farm, £1137 Cooper House Farm, Saler £1081 West End Farm, British Blue £1005 High Stenries, Beef Shorthorn £980, £972 Sandwick Farm, Holstein £976, £937 Bromfield Hall, £890 Seymour House, £886 Crummock Bank Farm, £878 Whins Farm, £867 East Cliff Farm, Friesian £888 Berrier Head.

Cast Bulls: Limousin £1324 Bank House, £1232 Thornton Towers Friesian £1087 Rye Close.

Leading price per kilo: Limousin 185.50p, 164.50p Haltcliffe, 156.50p Midtown Farm, 148.50p Low Northsceugh, 148.50p Peter House Farm, 146.50p Bassenthwaite Hall Farm, 145.50p East Newbiggin, Charolais 147.50p Mirefold Farm, 143.50p Cooper House Farm, 143.50p Woodcroft, British Blue 144.50p Stockholm Farm, 139.50p Shield Green, 137.50p High Stenries, 136.50p, 134.50p Netherton, 133.50p Cawfields, Hereford 145.50p East Newbiggin, 126.50p, 122.50p Woodcroft, 121.50p Mirefold Farm, Friesian 137.50p Berrier Head, 125.50p Clarks Farm, 124.50p High House, 120.50p Stybeck Farm, Aberdeen Angus 137.50p Bankshead Farm, 136.50p(x2), 131.50p Woodcroft, 134.50p Mirefold, Holstein Friesian 136.50p East Farm, 134.50p Stone Flatts, 130.50p, 123.50p Lonning Farm, 127.50p Wood Farm, 123.50p Whins Farm, 121.50p Park House Farm, 120.50p High Stand, Saler 135.50p Mirefold Farm, 132.50p West End Farm, Beef Shorthorn 134.50p, 130.50p Sandwick Farm, Simmental 130.50p Basco Dyke Head, 129.50p Burnside, 128.50p High Dovecote, 127.50p Castlewigg Farm, 126.50p Manor Farm, Blue Grey 129.50p East Newbiggin, Norwegian Red 126.50p Manor Farm, Holstein 124.50p Meinside.

Cast Bulls: Limousin 146.50p Thornton Towers, 136.50p Bank House,

Prime Cattle – An increased number and quality show of 71 prime cattle. All classes saw yet another rise on the week with the day’s top of £1670 for an absolute outstanding Limousin cross heifer from Mr James Crichton of Loughrigg Farm, Egremont and was purchased by weekly supporters Pioneer Foods, Carlisle; this same vendor also had the top priced steer selling a fabulous Limousin cross to £1583 and was purchased by Mr David Barker, Scarborough. Mr Jack Lawson of Kirkland Green, Wigton also sold a remarkable steer and topped at £1502 for his British Blue cross and was again purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top overall pence per kilo was a superb Charolais cross achieving 223.50p/kg from Messrs Vevers of High Stenries, Lockerbie and was purchased by Mr John Little. Top priced steer was 221.50p for a Limousin cross from Messrs Crichton of Loughrigg, Egremont and was purchased again by Mr David Barker, Scarborough.

Leading price per head: Heifers: Limousin £1670 Loughrigg Farm, £1244 Haltcliffe, £1171 Old Rectory, £1167 Stainburn House Farm, £1161 Kelbarrow, Charolais £1220, £1185 High Stenries, British Blue £1132, £999 Skelton Wood End, Galloway £939 Walby Grange, Blue Grey £804 Bankshead Farm, Longhorn £771 Broomfield Farm.

Steers: Limousin £1583 Loughrigg Farm, £1495, £1494, £1491, £1441, £1411 Crosby House Farm, £1092 Kirkland Green, £1372, £1357 Thackmire, British Blue £1502, £1330 Kirkland Green, £1443 Crosby House Farm, Friesian £1042 Lingstubbs Farm, Holstein Friesian £944, £931 Wardpark. Leading price per kilo: Heifers: Charolais 223.50p, 199.50p High Stenries, Limousin 217.50p Haltcliffe, 217.50p Loughrigg Farm, 215.50p, 193.50p Kirkland Green, 199.50p, 193.50p Kelbarrow, 197.50p Old Rectory, 190.50p Stainburn House Farm, Aberdeen Angus 183.50p East Lanegate Farm, Galloway 161.50p Walby Grange, Blue Grey 154.50p Bankshead Farm, Longhorn 141.50p Broomfield Farm.

Steers: Limousin 221.50p Loughrigg Farm, 217.50p, 211.50p, 209.50p, 202.50p, 200.50p, 196.50p Crosby House Farm, 197.50p, 209.50p Kirkland Green, British Blue 217.50p, 213.50p, 199.50p, 197.50p Kirkland Green, Friesian 150.50p Lingstubbs Farm, 134.50p Windy Nook, Holstein Friesian 146.50p, 139.50p Wardpark.

Prime Bulls – One of the largest shows for some time of 142 prime bulls, whereby all classes were very easily sold. Top overall bull was a Blonde from Messrs Gibb of Jubilee Buildings, Newcastle achieving £1337. Top pence per kilo of 188.5p was gained by Messrs Cleasby of Linden House, Penrith with his superb run of Limousin crosses. Black and white bulls were once again out in force and were very easily sold, top price per kilo of 157.5ppk was achieved for a British Friesian from Messrs Bowe of Calvo, Wigton and top overall price per head came from Messrs Fiddler of Barrow Ling, Carlisle achieving £1146 for a Holstein Friesian. More could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Leading price per head: Blonde £1337, £1112 Jubilee Buildings, Charolais £1267 Jackson Rigg, £1185 Linden House, British Blue £1245, £1158 Jackson Rigg, £1087 Park House Farm, Limousin £1242, £1155, £1153 Linden House, £1215, £1156, £1153 Reddings, £1202 Kelbarrow, £1165 Park View, £1165, £1156 Westgarth Hill, Holstein Friesian £1136, £1042, £1006 Ling Farm, £961 Mirkbooths, Aberdeen Angus £1034 Walby Grange, British Friesian £1029, £1022 Whitehead Hill Farm, Galloway £1028, £948, £945 Walby Grange, Holstein £969, £914 (x2) Wragmire Bank, £948, £926,£913 Durdar House, Montbeliarde £904 Broomfield Farm.

Leading price per kilo: Limousin 188.5p, 187.5p, 186.5p, 184.5p, 183.5p, 183.5p (x2) Linden House, 184.5p Shankfield Head, 184.5p Westgarth Hill, 183.5p Cracrop Farm, 182.5p High Stenries, Blonde 178.5p Jubilee Buildings, British Blue 186.5p, 183.5p Jackson Rigg, 181.5p High Stenries, Charolais 181.5p Linden House, British Friesian 157.5p, 142.5p Calvo, 154.5p, 154.5p Whitehead Hill Farm, 154.5p, 147.5p Croft House, 138.5p Dinwoodie Green Farm, 133.5p Cardew Hall, 131.5p Stybeck Farm, Galloway 157.5p, 156.5p, 153.5p Walby Grange, Holstein, 153.5p Jerriestown, 152.5p, 147.5p, 144.5p Durdar House, 152.5p Justicetown Farm, 152.5p, 148.5p (x2), 145.5p, 144.5p (x2) Wragmire Bank, Aberdeen Angus 153.5p, 152.5p Walby Grange, Holstein Friesian 153.5p, 139.5p Mirkbooths, 142.5p Blackrigg, 142.5p, 137.5p Whitefield, 138.5p 138.5p Barrow Ling Farm, Montbeliarde 150.5p, 148.5p (x2) Broomfield Farm.

Prime Sheep – The weekly sale of prime sheep topped at 228.10p/kg for a Dutch Texel lamb consigned by GW Thornborrow & Sons of Newbiggin Hall Farm which was purchased by Bosomworth of Paisley. Topping at £99.80 were a pen of three Texel x lambs from Messers Pearson of Wavercroft and were purchased by Mr A Dawson on behalf of Harrison Butchers, Wigton. Trade for all classes was dearer than expected, with the overall average being a good 10-15p/kg dearer than many centres last week.

Leading prices per head: Texel £99.80, £93.80, £88.80 Wavercroft, £97.80, £89.80, £88.80 Dickstree, £95.80, £88.80 Green Farm, £95, £90.30 Wood Head, £94.80, £89.80 Hargill House, £90.80 Stubbsgill Farm, £89.80 Crumhaughhill Farm, £89.80 Nunfield Farm, £89.80 Upper Brydekirk, £89.80 Wetheral Abbey Farm, £88.80 Petteril Bank Farm, £88.80 Cardew Hall, £88.80 Beckstonegate Farm, Dutch Texel £95.80 Newbiggin Hall Farm, Suffolk £90.80 The Close, £81.30 White House, £75.80 Clappers Farm, £75 Brow Top, Beltex £88.80, £85.80, £84.80 Newbiggin Hall Farm, £87.80, £85.80 Well Head Farm, £85.80, £83.80, £82.80, £81.80, £80.80 Nether Dargavel, £84.80, £80.80 Waterside Farm, Zwartbles £85 Holmewrangle Farm, Greyfaced £74.80, £70 Thirlwall Castle, Charolais £72.80(x2) Jackson Rigg, Leicester £60.80 Troutbeck Cottage.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 228.10p, 226.10p, 225.8p, 202.0p, 201.8p Newbiggin Hall Farm, 225.8p, 211.6p Well Head Farm, 217.4p, 204.6p Waterside Farm, 204.4p, 204.3p Nether Dargavel, Texel 226.10p, 215.0p, 214.5p, 211.10p Wood Head, 224.5p Upper Brydekirk, 222.6p, 209.0p Flimby Hall Farm, 220.5p Hargil House, 212.3p Waverton, 212.3p Unity Farm, 211.7p The Beeches, 211.7p Crumhaug Hill, 211.4p Petteril Bank Farm, 211.4p Bassenthwaite, 209.4p The Square, 204.4p High Mindork, 204.1p Cardew Hall, 203.1p New Houses Farm, 202.1p Walby Grange, 201.9p Grassnop Farmm, Suffolk 184.1p, 183.2p Raygarth Field Farm, 181.6p The Close.

Ewes: Leading prices per head: Texel £112.50, £108.50 The Beeches, £102.50, £95.50, £95.50 Corrie Field, £101.50 Ormathwaite Farm, £100.50, £96.50, £90.00 Hargill House, £96.50 Flimby Hall Farm, £95.50, £94.50, £91.50 Wavercroft, £93.50 Wharton House, £92.50 Beck Farm, £91.50 The Close, £91.50 Longhurst, £90.50 Springfield Farm, £89.50 Ghyll Croft, £88.50 Nelson Hill Farm. Leicester £90.50 The Close, Suffolks £87.50 Wavercroft. Rouge £82.50 Ghyll Croft, Grey Faced £81.50 Sandysike, £81.50, £71.50 Wavercroft, £79.50 The Close, £78.50 Wallhead, £68.50 High Mindork, £67.50 White House, £66.50 Albyfield, £65.50 Beamwham, £65.50 Thirlwall Castle, Hill Cheviots £65.50 Sandysike, Swaledale £53.50 Thirlwall Castle.

WIGTON

July 15

Hopes Auction Co held their weekly sale of Primestock when there was an entry of 83 Cattle, 43 Bulls, and 1720 Prime Sheep including 235 Ewes. Cattle met a wonderful trade given present trading conditions.

The top price of 233.5p per kg was paid for a Limousin Heifer shown by G & T Tyson, East House, Cockermouth. The top price per head for heifers was £1372.20 for a Charolais shown by DA Harrison, The Old Vicarage, Westnewton and purchased by RJ Harrison, Butcher, King Street, Wigton.

Steers sold to a top price of 219.5p per kg for a Limousin shown by Ashburner Ltd, High House, Whitehaven and purchased by MJ Wharton, Wholesale Meats, Wigton. Top price of £1574.93 was paid for a British Blue Steer weighing 759kg shown by RE Miller, West Farm, Aspatria.

All classes of Bulls met a great demand comparing very favourably against other outlets. More are required on a weekly basis. Bulls sold to 215.5p for a Limousin from Messrs Crozier & Langcake, High Moss, Bassenthwaite. The top price per head was £1443.51 paid to Messrs Hewetson, Scales Hall, Penrith. Dairy Bred Bulls topped at 174.5p and £1045.26 for a Holstein from JS Wood & Son, Wragmire Bank, Carlisle.

Heifers, per kilo: Limousin 233.5 218.5 East House 219.5 Halfway Well 218.5 209.5 Allerby Hall 217.5 210.5 208.5 The Old Vicarage 205.5 Greenhill British Blue 203.5 The Old Vicarage 202.5 Greenhill 198.5 Oughterside Mill Charolais 204.5 203.5 The Old Vicarage

Per head: Charolais £1372 £1264 £1197 The Old Vicarage Limousin £1313 Halfway Well £1310 Lesson Hall(Dixon) £1247 £1221 East House £1238 £1237 £1173 The Old Vicarage £1226 £1177 Allerby Hall £1173 Mechi British Blue £1229 Oughterside Mill

Steers, per kilo: Limousin 219.5 204.5 High House (Ashburner) 218.5 Greenhill 210.5 West Farm 196.5 Lesson Hall(Dixon) 194.5 190.5 The Thwaites British Blue 207.5 West Farm Blonde 187.5 184.5 Grassknop

Per head: British Blue £1574 West Farm Limousin £1501 West Farm £1446 Lesson Hall (Dixon) £1382 £1260 Knowe Hill £1365 £1223 High House (Ashburner) £1292 £1253 The Thwaites Blonde £1155 Grassknop

Bulls, per kilo: Limousin 215.5 High Moss 208.5 194.5 East House 203.5 202.5 198.5 Greenhill 194.5 Ellenbank 193.5 186.5 Scales Hall 190.5 Seacroft Charolais 197.5 181.5 Clea Mire 185.5 Stubbsgill British Blue 193.5 18.5 Mechi 192.5 Moorend 179.5 Ellenbank

Blonde 190.5 Moorend 188.5 Fell End Simmental 179.5 Ellenbank Angus 177.5 169.5 167.5 165.5 Wragmire Bank Holstein 174.5 159.5 149.5 Wragmire Bank 155.5 148.5 139.5 Grassknop 150.5 147.5 Home Farm Friesian 141.5 Seacroft 138.5 Priestcroft Per head: Limousin £1443 £1258 Scales Hall £1425 £1270 Ellenbank £1319 £1278 Subbsgill £1284 East House £1284 £1270 £1266 Greenhill House Charolais £1391 Stubbsgill £1357 Ellenbank £1201 £1196 Clea Mire Simmental £1212 Ellenbank British Blue £1199 £1134 Mechi £1178 Ellenbank Blonde £1092 Moorend Angus £1049 £993 £989 £980 Wragmire Bank Holstein £1045 Wragmire Bank £947 £902 Home Farm £911 Grassknop Friesian £968 Priestcroft

Lambs - 1485. The largest show of sheep so far this year and trade on a par with last week if not a shade better with more first cross lambs forward. Commercial lambs trading around 175-185p with the best 230p plus to a top of 325p/kg for Beltex from David Peile, Beech House, Blencogo. Top price per head £139 for Messrs JJ Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont with a 53kg Millenium Blue lamb.

Nearly a 100% increase in numbers on the week and the extra volume easily handled.

Per head: Millenium Bleu £139 Loughrigg £106 £97 Mechi Texel £138 £114 £106 £105 £103 £99 £98 £94 Bothel Parks £138 £97 £96 £95.50 £95 Down Hall £108 Torpenhow Hall £108 Grassgarth £104 Briary Bank £103 The Old Vicarage £100 Greenah Hall £100 Yew Tree £97 Orthwaite Hall £93.50 Far Highfield £93.50 Bustabeck £92.50 Ellerslea £92 Priestcroft Dutch Texel £135 £114 £110 £106 £103 £93.50 Beck Farm £103 £101 £94 Haltcliffe Bridge £106 £99 £96 Belmont £101 £95 £93.50 Sycamore Rise

Beltex £130 £95 Beech House £126 £93 Loughrigg £125 £111 £91 Inglewood Edge £118 The Gardens £117 £101 £92 Parkgate Hall £104 £98.50 £98 Elm House £102 Greenah Hall £103 £100 £92 £90 Laithwaite £97 £92 Croft End £96 The Gardens £95 Greenah Hall £93 Midtown(Bowe) Charollais £91 Loughrigg Suffolk £84 Priestcroft £80.50 Town Head £78.50 Low Dyke £75.50 Jenkin Cross £75 Drumburgh Castle £74.50 New House Bleu du Maine £93 £79.50 Fieldside

Per kg: Beltex 325 233.2 Beech House 286.4 244.7 Loughrigg 284.6 271.7 Inglewood Edge 281 234.1 The Gardens 271.1 253.8 251.7 245.4 230.2 229.9 Laithwaite 262.9 Parkgate Hall 251.3 247.6 Elm House 234.2 Prosepect House 228.2 227.7 223 Croft End 227 Home Farm 224.1 Midtown(Bowe) 220.9 Greenah Hall Dutch Texel 314 252.4 250 248.2 242.6 241.4 222.6 222.2 Beck Farm 278.9 240 235.7 230 Belmont 255.7 243.6 231.4 Sycamore Rise 241.9 234.9 222.1 Haltcliffe Bridge

Texel 313.6 262.1 233.3 222.5 217.8 Bothel Parks 293.6 Downhall 262.2 220.3 Orthwaite Hall 225 Woodend(Hodgson) 260.8 223.7 222.5 The Old Vicarage 237.7 219.2 218.7 213.4 Far Highfield 236.4 Briary Bank 229.8 Torpenhow Hall 224.7 Ellerslea 223.8 High Hall 222.6 Kirkland Green 220.4 Grassgarth 217.4 Bustabeck 215 Whitehead Brow Millenium Bleu 262.3 Loughrigg 252.4 229.2 225.6 220.5 Mechi Charollais 233.3 Loughrigg 225 Mechi Bleu du Maine 211.4 187.1 Fieldside Suffolk 180.6 Priestcroft 178.9 175.6 174.6 Jenkin Cross 178.4 Low Dyke 177.8 Town Head 177.5 Laithwaite 175.3 New House

Prime ewes - 285. Continentals topped at £129 for a Millenium Bleu from Messrs JJ Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont. Texels upto £123 for a pen from Messrs Parkin, Home Farm, Maryport. Mules selling to £81 for DA Harrison, The Old Vicarage, Westnewton. Half the sale consisted of fell ewes reaching £69 for Swaledales from Messrs Lawson, Kirkland Green, Mealsgate. Millenium Bleu £129 Loughrigg £93 Sea View Texel £123 £121 Home Farm £117 The Old Vicarage £113 Loughrigg £111 £109 £103 West Farm £109 £95 Hill Crest £105 £95 Beck Farm £101 £95 Inglewood Edge £99 Haltcliffe Bridge £99 Orthwaite Hall £97 Bustabeck Beltex £113 Inglewood Edge £107 Parkgate Hall £103 Mechi Charollais £107 Loughrigg £95 Inglewood Edge Suffolk £85 Greenah Hall Mule £81 The Old Vicarage £77 £75 Baggra Yeat £75 Orthwaite Hall Swaledale £69 Kirkland Green

Rams - Texel £111 Jenkin Cross

July 10

Dairy cattle – leading prices: Holstein Cow in Milk £2180 Hazel Head £1700 Longcroft Holstein Heifer in Milk £1900 £1850 £1550 Seaville Cote £1720 £1680 Calvo £1300 Longcroft Farm Friesian Heifer in Milk £1650 Calvo.

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