Auction reports

Acklington Mart, Darlington Mart, Hexham Mart, Longtown Mart, St Boswells Mart, Wooler Mart

Wilodge Eyecandy made 9,000gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society Breeders’ Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle
Wilodge Eyecandy made 9,000gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society Breeders’ Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle

HEXHAM

July 25

A small show of store cattle was forward to a full ring of buyers. Trade for all classes was dearer on the week and short of buyers’ requirements.

Cattle 23- 30 months: Limousin x heifers – £1170 & £945 Westerkirk

Cattle 17-22 months; Charolais x heifers – £1335, £1315, £1305 (x2), £1295 & £1160 Holling Hill Limousin x steers – £1350 Hazon House, £1195 Ealingham, £1180, £1135 & £1100 Hazon House Limousin x heifers – £1155 Ealingham Angus x steers – £1135 New Rift

Cattle 11-16 months: Limousin x steers – £1220 Hazon House, £1160 Cowbyre, £1140, £1135 & £1065 Hazon House, £1000 Cowbyre, £990 Little Swinburne, £880 Whitton Glebe Limousin x heifers – £1020 Cowbyre, £980 Little Swinburne, £950 Cowbyre, £940 Whitton Glebe, £920 Cowbyre, £895 & £890 High Shipley, £860 & £855 Cowbyre British Blue x steers – £950 Linacres British Blue x heifers - £900 & £850 Linacres Angus x steers – £1005 New Rift, £910 Millfield Demesne Angus x heifers - £840 New Rift

Cattle 10 months and under: Charolais x steers – £930, £830 & £810 Eastbarns Blonde x heifers – £805 Linacres

Feeding Ewes: Texel x – £70 Chattlehope

Store Lambs – Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 389 Store Lambs, achieving an overall average of £63.11.

A very smart show of light lambs nor being as strong on the week. Trade however was on par with last week’s high rates.

Topping the sale was a pen of well-bred Texel lambs consigned by M/s D & KM Dickinson, Chattlehope realising £72. More could have been sold to vendors’ advantage as a bursting ringside of purchasers ensured producers went home smiling.

Texel x – £72 Chattlehope, £68.50 West End Wolsingham, £65.50 Millfield Demesne, £64 Chattlehope, £63.50 Edges Green, £62.50 Crowhall & Millfield Demesne, £61.80 Stone Hall, £61.50 Millfield Demesne, £61 Chattlehope & The Lee Suffolk x – £66 Branchend Charolais x – £64.50 Branchend.

ACKLINGTON

July 24

North East Livestock Sales sold 60 Prime cattle and cows. 2472 sheep comprising 2063 lambs and 409 cast ewes.

Cattle- fewer numbers but dearer with Butchers types short of requirements.

BB Hfrs- 237.5p, 215.5p Herds House. Lim Hfrs- 229.5p, 209.5p, 208.5p, 206.5p Boulmer. Char Hfrs- 211.5p Ferneybeds 208.5p East Coldside. Lim Bulls- 192.5p (2) Elyhaugh, 191.5p Blagdon Burn, Herds House. Lim Strs- 1430, 1365, 1323 Blagdon Burn, 1345 East Coldside. Char Strs- 1343, 1320 Southside. Lim Hfrs- 1260 Burnhouses, 1243 Boulmer, 1222 East Coldside. Lim Bulls- 1322 Herds House, 1301, 1280 Elyhaugh, 1202 Blagdon Burn. Angus Cows- 1164, 970, 927 (132.5p 123.5p 119.5p) Birchwood Hall. Stabiliser Cow- 980 (121.5p) Framhill. Aged Angus Bull- 1187 Framhill.

Lambs- Heavier still good to sell. Lightweights a fair bit cheaper. Texels- 90, 87, 85 Brinkburn New Houses, 87, 86.50, 84.50 South Bellshill, 84, 83.50 Yetlington, 84 Craster. Beltex- 89, 81 Annstead, 83.50 Woodwell, 83 Watch Currock, Howick Scar. Charx- 83 East Trewick, South Carter Moor, 82.50, 81 Matfen Home Farm. B D’Maine, 82 Burnhouses, 81 East Coldside. HB- 81.50 Warton. Beltex- 189p (3) 188p, 184p Annstead, 184p, 180p Matfen Home Farm, 180p Bothal Barns. Texel- 185p, 180p South Bellshill

Cast Ewes- Fat a touch easier, lean another good trade-Again keep selling before numbers arrive.

Texels- 119, 100 Preston Mains, 107, 102, 98 Annstead, 89, 86 Nesbit, South Carter Moor. Beltex- 86 Matfen, 85 Newham Hagg, 84 (2) High Trewhitt. HB- 86 Nesbit. Suff Ewes- 84 Preston Mains, 84 Rugley, 82 Field House. Mules- 71 Howick Scar, Matfen, 67 Wagtail. Cheviot- 79 The Lee.

DARLINGTON

July 24

Darlington Mart had forward an entry of 283 Prime Cattle consisting of 153 Bulls, 31 Steers & 99 Prime Heifers. 3428 sheep were forward with 2231 lambs and 1197 cast sheep. 67 prime pigs were up for auction.

Young Bulls - an increase of 5p again on the week with, a show of good bulls

Top price per kilo was 201p for a home bred Limousin that realised £1120 consigned by Mrs M Vickers & Daughters purchased by Mr Mark Fitton of J& B Fitton of Shaw

Lead grossing bull realised £1579 for a home bred Limousin consigned by C Harle & Son, Brandon Hall, purchased by Mr A Young of Pak Mecca Birmingham

Leading price per kilo 201 M Vickers, 199 187 P&E Ellis, 197 AP Taylor 194 J&K Metclaf & Son, 191 TW Clark & Son, 190 JJ Horn, 190 187 LR Welsh & Son, 189x2 J&A Layfield, 189 N White, 188 186 GH Fms, 188 J Henderson, 186 C Harle & Son, 186 D Richardson & Co, 185 TW CLark & Son, 185 RS Hall & Son

Lead grossing bulls £1579 £1404 C Harle & Son, £1561 £1422 £1380 £1358 D Richardson & Co, £1471 £1400 GH Fms, £1448 J&K Metclaf & Son, £1396 E Telfer & Son, £1347 M Ord & Son, £1335 £1325 EW Grieves

Heifers - the butcher spec heifers are great to sell, plain, fat and over weight more of a challenge, stick with the fancy girls

Top price per kilo was 244p shared by two consigners firstly K&J Heslop Bridger House Fm which grossed £1333 purchased by Mr Mark Fitton of J&B Fitton of Shaw, secondly JR Walton Rockcliffe Fm which grossed £1272 purchased by Mr John Penny of J Penny & Son of Rawdon

Lead grossing Heifer realised £1378 again consigned by JR Walton for a Limousin purchased by Mr Paul Taylor of Taylors Butchers of Darlington

Leading price per kilo 244 K&J Heslop, 244 241 234 JR Walton, 239x2 B Walker, 229 228 224 G&W Jackson, 224 221 GF Tuer, 221 K Norman. Lead grossing heifers £1379 £1361 £1306 £1277 £1272 £1269x2 JR Walton, £1333 K&J Heslop, £1286 £1267 N White, £1285 JV&;JA Hodgson, £1259 £1256 F&JS Gargett

Steers - again the handy weights a lovely trade with the stronger Steers an greater valuer on the week Top price per kilo was 236p for a British Blue consigned by JL Marks Gilly Flats Fm purchased by Mr John Penny of J Penny & Sons Rawdon

Lead grossing steer realised £1405 consigned by James Gilson, Heugh Fm purchased by Mr John Worsley of Worsley Wholesale of Dewsbury

Leading price per kilo 236 JL Marks, 228 218 G&W Jackson, 227 E Telfer & Son, 222 214 J Gilson, 219x2 JH&D Wise, 212 A Crowder

Lead grossing Steers £1405 J Gilson, £1358 JH&D Wise, £1339 JL Marks, £1309 GW&L Marsay, £1257 J Gilson

Prime Sheep - In line with the national trade Darlington saw a slightly less trade on the week with good type smart lambs extremely keenly bid for. Weight a good trade Top price per kilo was 210p for a pen of superb pure Texels that realised £98 consigned by Messers A&D Proctor Swarland Old Hall purchased by Mr W Woodward of Bowood Fms Thirsk

Lead grossing lambs realised £106 for a exceptional Texel lamb that weighed 54kilo and again was consigned by A&D Proctor Swarland Old Hall.

Leading price per kilo 210 200 A&D Proctor, 205 199 W Barron, 202 191 189 JC Simpson, 197 MJ Croft, 195 KJ&SS Bell, 195 192 RA Patterson & Son, 194 DM McClurg, 192 PJ&MP Gilhespy, 191 HR Walton, 190 GW Lee & Son, 188 D&AM Bayles, 187 A Wilson186 JS Davison, 186 J Gray, 186 TF&C Robinson & Son, 185 HT Davies & Ptnrs, 185 PJ&MP Gilhespy, 184 J&A Moralee

Lead grossing lambs £106 £98 £85 A&D Proctor, £88-50 PRE Marwood, £88 J Gray, £86 D Richardson & Co, £86 W Barron, £85 JC Simpson, £85 IW Carins, £85 J&A Moralee, £85 W Swinbank, £84-50x2 RA Patterson & Son, £84 T Patchett, £84 R Tookey

Cast Sheep - Many smaller leaner ewes forward, strong ewes met a good trade £102 T Nesbit & Son, £94 W Barron, £94 £89 T Bell, £94 £80 A&D Proctor, £94 £90 £81 H Faulkner & Son, £93 £90 £88 DSM&AJ Gibson, £89 BR&R Routledge, £84 JB&N Harrison, £83 J Gray, £83 AG Murdoch & Son, £82 J Lando

Prime Pigs - a firm trade for all pigs was seen, more sows required to meet the demand

Top price per kilo was 140pkg and £115 for a pen of cutters consigned by PD Foster Smithy House fm purchased by W Piper Butchers Easington Lane

Lead grossing pigs £115 £106x2 £105 £98 PD Foster, £90 £79 £78 £74 £72 ET Lawson

Sows to £133 JW Fell & Son.

July 21

Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held their weekly sale of Store and Breeding Stock when forward were 183 Cattle & 198 Sheep.

61 Cast Cows sold to 152ppk or £1071 per head 7 Stock Bulls sold to 178ppk or £1178 per head 42 Store Heifers sold to £875 per head 46 Store Steers sold to £1230 per head 25 Young Bulls sold to £875 per head 2 Breeding Cattle sold to £1320 31 Store Sheep sold to £71 per head 167 Prime Lambs sold to 190ppk

Cast cattle - Again a tremendous trade with buyers keenly bidding for all classes of OTM. B & S Teasdale of Lynesack Farm had a tremendous Limousin which sold for 152ppk and topped the cow trade. A young British Blue Bull from I F & C M Herring & Son, Halnaby Farm topped the males selling for 178ppk and an impressive 12 year old Limousin Bull from J L Marks, Gilly Flatts reached the days highest gross price of £1178. Barton Rose Holsteins, Richmond had the highest priced Dairy Cow at £1062 and top price per kilo for a Black and White was 130ppk achieved by both H Gibb & Son, Eachwick Red House and A R & C Booth, Village Farm.

Leading pence per kilo (Beef Breeds) - 178 I F & C M Herring & Son. 152 B & S Teasdale. 148 W Emerson. 142 139 138 134 E Parsons. 139 136 A F Brown & Sons. 135 I M Maughan. 135 J J Horn. 134(x2) M J Hutchinson. 131 K O Stones.

Leading grossing (Beef Breeds) - £1178 J L Marks. £1092 R E Shield. £1082 M Dorman. £1071 £1014 A F Brown. £1028 J J Horn. £1016 I F & C M Herring & Son. £1009 B & S Teasdale. £999 K O Stones.

Leading pence per kilo (Dairy Breeds) - 130 115 H Gibb & Son. 130 115(x2) A R & C Booth. 117 S & D Harris. 117 113 Barton Rose Holsteins. 115 I F & C M Herring & Son.

Leading grossing (Dairy Breeds) - £1062 Barton Rose Holsteins. £1001 £924 H Gibb & Son. £995 S D & H Harris. £957 £882 A R & C Booth. £856 I F &C M Herring & Son.

Store cattle - In contrast to last week we witnessed a wonderful show of quality cattle this week. In particular the steers stood out and a very smart British Blue from regular consignors C R Raine & Son, Stanhope Gate led the way when the 14 month old sold to W Swinbank & Sons for £1260, the same home had a 9 month old steer at £1010 and managed to top the heifers with 10 month old’s at £875 and £870. Four other consignors sold steers well over the £1000 barrier as quality cattle from Bluestone Farm, Manor Farm, Humbleton Farm and Low West House all contributed to an overall average well over £900 throughout the steers. Runs of 9 to 12 month old suckler bred young bulls also met a much improved trade, British Blue’s from T & G Lee, East Crane Row and Limousin’s from J & S E Bainbridge, Dousgill regulary sold from £780 to £880. The only Cow and Calf offered by C Moffettt, Bacandsides Farm did not disappoint as the Limousin with her Bull Calf at foot sold to W Swinbank & Sons, Greystones Farm for £1320.

This week’s leading prices – store heifers - £875 £870 C R Raine & Son. £870 N & P Rutherford. £850 £840 £830 D W Dresser. £830(x4) £810 £800 M J Hutchinson. £810 £795 Humbleton Farm. £800 T T Hall & Son.

Store steers- £1230 £1010 C R Raine & Son. £1120 £1110 £1060 £1050 £990 J Butterfield & Son. £1070 J C Smith. £1070 Humbleton Farm. £1030 N G Beveridge. £1010 N & P Rutherford.

Young bulls - £875(x3) £835(x2) T & G Lee. £855 £835 £780 J & S E Bainbridge.

Breeding cattle - £1320 C Moffett.

Sheep - Ahead of next week’s opening sale of store and breeding sheep a dribble of stores appeared this week and sold to an impressive £71 a peice. Lambs through the live weight collection this week were topped by some lovely Beltex/Texel Cross Lambs from W & V Burton, West Common Top Farm which clung onto the flying trade we saw last Thursday selling for 190ppk.

LONGTOWN

July 24

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers` Mart had forward 18 prime cattle, 16 OTM cattle, 5,331 cast ewes and rams and 3,223 prime lambs.

Prime steers to 211.5p for Limousin from Wyseby Hill Cottage. Prime heifers to 209.5p for Limousin from Dashwellgreen. OTMs to 137.5p for Angus from Ladyhousesteads.

Prime lambs to £94 per head for Texels from Fingland and to 205p per kilo for Beltex from High Greenhill and Cheviot from Golden Lane. Heavy ewes to £128 for Texels from Ringliggate. Light ewes to £85 for Lleyn from Whitcastles. Rams to £200 for Charollais from Riverhill.

Steers: medium to 211.5p (202.8p). Heifers: light to 179.5p (179.5p); medium to 209.5p (184.0p); heavy to 198.5p (182.1p).

Lambs: light to 205.0p (188.2p); standard to 205.0p (176.3p); medium to 198.0p (170.0p); heavy to 200.0p (166.6p); overweight 139.6p (138.7p).

Ewes: light to £85.00 (£43.84); heavy to £128.00 (£77.50).

Cast Rams £200.00 (£94.75).

July 22

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 46 store cattle & 24 breeding cattle at their fortnightly sale.

A packed ringside of keen bidders saw trade every bit as dear as previous weeks. Top price to £900 for a Simmental bullock shown by T & H Armstrong, West Craigs. More required on a fortnightly basis.

Principal prices: bullocks – British Blue £750, £730 Coach House Limousin £840 Winterhope Simmental £900, £700 West Craigs Blonde £890 Coach House Shorthorn £745 Meikle Whitriggs, £640 West Craigs Continental £885, £760 West Craigs, £730 Coach House

Heifers - British Blue £765 Winterhope Angus £700 Coach House Shorthorn £575, £570 Meikle Whitriggs

An excellent show of 24 breeding cattle on offer from Messrs JW & ES Woodmass, Howard House, which were a dispersal of cows and calves. This outstanding run of cattle attracted a wide range of keen bidders and met a flying trade, averaging £1638.89 for 2nd calvers onwards. The top price was £2400 for an 8 year old British Blue Cow with a Limousin bull calf soon followed at £2300 for a similar outfit.

Principal prices: British Blue cow and bull calf: £2400, £2300, £2050, £1850, £1700, £1600, £1350 Howard House Limousin cow and bull calf: £2100, £1820 Howard House British Blue cow and heifer calf: £1950, £1300 Howard House Limousin cow and heifer calf £1720 Howard House.

ST BOSWELLS

July 24

John Swan Ltd sold 70 Store & Grazing Cattle at their fortnightly sale.

Bullocks per head: Lim.x;- £970, £890, £840 Greenknowe, £890 Lower Ashtrees, AA.x;- £850 Earlston Mains, Sim.x;- £720 South Common. Bullocks per kg: Lim.x;- 233.3, 231, 230.7 Greenknowe, 219.8 Lower Ashtrees. Bullocks averaged overall 210p per kg.

Heifers per head: Lim.x;- £955, £870, £820, £760 Greenknowe, £850 South Common, AA.x;- £935 Ettrickshaws, Sim;- £875 Bemersyde, Sim.x;- £740 South Common. Heifers per kg: Lim.x;- 265.6 South Common, 249.2, 241.2, 225.4 Greenknowe, Sim;- 218.8 Bemersyde, 215.4 South Common. Heifers averaged overall 222p per kg.

July 21

John Swan Ltd sold 95 clean cattle, 57 OTM cattle, 2068 New Season lambs and 477 Ewes. Bullocks (40) averaged 205.6p per kg and sold to 230p (-2p on week). Heifers (55) averaged 199.1p per kg and sold to 232p (-10p on week). 57 beef type OTM cattle averaged 125.3p per kg and sold to 155p (+5.3p on the week)

New season lambs averaged 1.82p per kg (-1p on the week) and sold to £96, top price 2.02p per kg for Texel. Ewes averaged £62, and sold to £109 for Texel. Heavy ewes averaged £80, Light ewes sold to £78 for GF and averaged £55.

CARLISLE

July 23

Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly dairy sale on a very warm summer day with qualityuality cattle selling to maintain recent high rates. Leading prices: Holstein Friesian £1900, £1880 Linstock Castle, £950 Hesket House.

WOOLER

July 23

At their weekly sale of primestock John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1681 Lambs and 114 Ewes. The topsy-turvey lamb trade continued with a downward spiral week seeing all classes easier as nationwide.Lambs - Leading Prices Per Head:- Bel.x:- £85, £83 Henlaw. Suff.x:- £85 Shipley Lane. Tex.x:- £84, £82.50 (2) Ewart, £82 Holy Island, £80.50 Ewart, £80 Holy Island and Ewart (2)

Lambs – Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 207.5p, 188.9p, 187.2p, 184.2p, 182.5p, 180p Henlaw. Tex.x:- 184.2p West Rennington, 179.5p Bewick Folly, 177.8p Holy Island, 175.7p Reavley, 175p Holy Island. Suff.x:- 179.5p Fowberry Moor.

Ewe numbers short but a flier. Leading Prices:- Tex.x:- £99 Cresswell Farms, £95, £94 Reavley, £92 Wrangham East, £89 Cresswell Farms. Suff.x:- £99 Branton Eastside, £96 Lilburn Estates and Cresswell Farms, £93 (2) Branton Eastside. Chev:- £95.50, £87 Humbleheugh. CM:- £93.50, £85 South Charlton. Mule:- £79 Cresswell Farms, £77 Craigshouse.

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