Acklington Mart: June 23

North East Livestock sold 72 cattle including 17 cows and 1896 sheep comprising 1283 lambs, 115 hoggs and 498 cast ewes and rams.

North East Livestock sold 72 cattle including 17 cows and 1896 sheep comprising 1283 lambs, 115 hoggs and 498 cast ewes and rams.

All stock a very good trade.

Averages

Cattle, top 203.5p , av 174.5p

Cows 1196 (149.5p) 766 (126p)

Lambs 109.50 (242p) 89.20 (210p)

Ewes 146 100.30.

Lambs

Tex 109.50, 105.50 Low Hall, 106, 101 West Lane End, 104 Blagdon Burn, 103 Stonecroft, Beltx 104.50 Annsteads, Nesbit, 104 Fenham Hill, 102 Garden Cottage, Char 105 South Lodge, 103 South Carter Moor, Suff 106 Newlands Haugh, 104.50, 101 South Bellshill, 101 Ryehill, Togston, Vend 103.50 Gallowmoor, Beltex 242p, 230p, 225p Annsteads, 228p, 220p Twizell, 224p, 221p Fenham Hill, 224p Garden Cottage, 222p, 221p Chevington Moor, B’D’M 228p Alcan, Tex 227p, 221p South Carter Moor, 222p South Bellshill, 217p Craster, Suff x 217p Blagdon Burn, 216p Newlands Haugh, 215p Ryehill.

Cast Ewes

Suff rams 146 Rashercap, 140 Watch Currock, Beltex rams 126 Widdrington, 125 Ashendon, Suff ewes 135 Corneyside, Widdrington, 126, 124 Brinkburn, Togston, 125 Rashercap, 124 Darras, 120 Thrunton Red House, Tex 130, 125, 120 Middle Dukesfield, 125 South Carter Moor, 124 Moor Hill, 121 Newlands Haugh, HB 123, 120 Ashendon, 123 Fenham Hill, 120 Broom Hall, Lleyn 115 Moor Hall, 112 Tughal, Mule 108, 99 Broom Hall, 100 Ashendon, 98 Low House, BF (small) 79 Moor Hill, 77 Hedgeley, 72 Broom Hall, Swale 71 Dunshiel, 70 Hedgeley.

Hoggs

Tex 114 Broom Hall, 99 Carr House, Suff 98.50 Haugh Head, 92 Newlands Haugh.

Cattle

Lim strs 203.5p (2), 198.5p Chevington Moor, 198.5p Widdrington, 183.5p Blagdon Burn, Lim hfrs 189.5p, 187.5p, 182.5p Boulmer Hall, 186.5p South Bellshill, 184.5p Widdrington, Bulls 187.5p, 183.5p Herds House, Lim strs 1374 Widdrington, 1282, 1254 Chevington Moor, 1253, 1246 (2), 1244 Blagdon Burn, Sim str 1253 East Coldside, Lim hfr 1280 Widdrington, 1164 South Bellshill, Bulls 1141 Herds House, 1102 Chevington Moor.

Cows

Lim 1196, 981 (149.5p, 131.5p) Widdrington, Angus 1062, 875 (147.5p, 136.5p, 133.5p) Tughall.

HEXHAM

June 14

Prime Cattle

Cattle again keenly bid for.

Limousin steer 185.5p, 178.5p (x2) Manor Farm. Charolais heifers 183.5p, 179.5p Rusheylaw, 178.5p Flotterton. Limousin heifers 181.5p, 178.5p, 180.5p Peacock House.

Charolais steer £1200.32 Manor House, Limousin steer £1176.32 Manor House, Limousin heifers £1165.61 Peacock House, Charolais heifers £1096.75 Rusheylaw

OTM trade sharper on the week.

Limousin 152.5p, 144.5p, 137.5p Broomhall, 144.5p Round Meadows, 132.5p Black Callerton, 129.5p, 128.5p High House. Blonde 139.5p Hammershield, Simmental 135.5p Broomhall, 124.5p Black Callerton, Angus 134.5p Acton, 131.5p, 125.5p Pasture House, 129.5p Acton, B Blue x 128.5p Chirdon.

Limousin £1171.20 Broomhall, £1119.63, £1106.63 Black Callerton, Blonde £1167.62 Hammershield, Simmental £1138.20 Broomhall, Charolais £1122.20 Pacific Farm.

Prime Lambs

More lambs forward met a sharper trade on the week

Leading prices:

Texel x – £107.00 West Morralee, £105.00 Salmonswell, £103.00 Grange House, £101.50 Flotterton, £101.00 Ravenside, £100.50 Grange Houses, £100.00 West Morralee.

225.6p Nilston Rigg, 225.0p West Morralee, 223.8p Sherburn Tower, 220.5p Ashcroft, 219.1p West Morralee, 218.9p Nilston Rigg, 218.3p Flotterton.

Char x - £94.50 Mickley Grange & 220.0p Cooper House

Suffolk x – £99.50 West Morralee, £98.50 Low Eshells, £93.50 Nilston Rigg & Flotterton, £93.00 Ravenside.

213.5p Steel Hall, 211.4p Ravenside, 211.0p Cooper House.

Zwartble – £101.50 & £97.50 Three Farms.

183.3p & 181.3p Three Farms.

Prime Hoggs

Texel x – £97.00 Bingfield Combe.

Suffolk x – £95.00 Bingfield Combe.

Mule – £87.00 Rattenraw.

Prime Ewes

Plainer show of ewes easier on the week.

Cheviot – £105.00 Flotterton, £91.00 High Thorneyburn.

Suffolk – £100.00 Flotterton.

Zwartble – £100.00 Three Farms.

Texel – £94.00 Hill Crest, £93.00 Tedcastle.

Mule – £90.00 West Morralee.

Cross – £75.00 Tedcastle.

Blackface – £70.00 Flotterton, £69.00 Hotbank.

Swale – £61.00 Hawkwell Head.

CARLISLE

June 20

BREEDING SHEEP

A very moderate show of ewes and lambs were forward with numbers proving short of demand as trade upheld recent high rates, quality continues to slip as season nears an end.

Leading Prices:

Breeding Sheep – Shearling Gimmers with Lambs at foot: Texel £67 Dalefoot. Hoggs with Lambs at foot: Greyfaced £64.50 Smithy Court. Ewes with Lambs at foot: Texel £64 Dalefoot, Greyfaced £63.80 West Molesden Farm, Herdwick £57 Hill Side.

LONGTOWN

June 21

Store & Breeding Cattle

There were 105 Store Cattle and 97 Breeding Cattle forward.

Store cattle saw a lot of grazing cattle on offer and sold to recent high rates, with a top price of £800 for a Charolais bullock from W. & A. Forster, The Nook with Simmental heifers to £815 from W.A. & C.M. Vaughan, High Dovecote.

A catalogue entry of 97 breeding cattle saw a packed ring of buyers who ensured a brisk trade was had throughout. Prices peaked at £2,000 for a Limousin heifer with a Limousin heifer calf from G.W. Cumming, Fountanbleau.

Principal prices

Store Bullocks

Charolais – £880 The Nook.

British Blue – £800 The Keep.

Limousin – £720, £690, £670, £640 The Keep, £635 Summerhill and Blindhillbush.

Shorthorn – £655 (x3), £640 Minsca.

Friesian – £590, £510 (x2) Summerhill.

Store Heifers

Simmental – £815 High Dovecote, £640 Bidlake.

Shorthorn – £810 (x2), £740 (x3) £650 (x2) Minsca.

Limousin – £640 (x6), £550 (x2) Bidlake, £545 Brocklewath.

British Blue - £630 Summerhill, £585 (x2) Brocklewath, £585 Bidlake.

Charolais – £550 (x3), £545 (x3) Bidlake.

Store Bulls

Limousin – £660 (x2), £635 (x4) Bonshawside.

Breeding Cattle

Cows with bull calf

British Blue – £1,480 Churchstyle, £1,080 Branteth.

Limousin – £1,180, £1,100 (x2) How Farm.

Aberdeen Angus – £1,180 How Farm.

Simmental – £1,080 Branteth.

Cows with heifer calf.

Limousin – £1,220 How Farm, £1,180 The Bog, £1,100 (x3) How Farm, £1,100 Mossband Hall.

Aberdeen Angus Cow – £1,120 How Farm.

Heifers with bull calf.

British Blue – £1,950, £1,680 Mossfoot.

Luing – £1,200 Campingholm.

Heifers with heifer calf.

Limousin – £2,000 Fountanbleau.

Aberdeen Angus – £1,250 Minsca.

Bulling Heifers

Limousin – £820 Standingstone Rigg, £815 The Mark, £810 Standingstone Rigg, £800 Limekilns, £770 (x2) The Mark.

Aberdeen Angus – £800 Limekilns.

WIGTON

June 21

There was an entry of 187 Cattle, 52 Bulls, 809 Prime Sheep including Ewes.

Cattle trade advanced yet again despite a poorer show for quality and the first grass cattle forward. This leaves deadweight options trailing by some margin. Please support the auction system – wherever you go.

The top price was 221.5 p per kg for a Limousin Heifer shown by Messrs Bowe, Mechi Farm, Blennerhasset and was purchased by J Penny & Sons, Rawdon, Leeds.

The top price per head for Heifers was £1413.56 paid for a Limousin shown by Messrs Bowe, Mechi Farm, Blennerhasset and also purchased by J Penny & Sons.

Steers sold to 216.5p per kg paid for a Limousin shown by JG & M Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton and was purchased by M Wharton, Wholesale Butcher, Wigton.

The top price per head was £1471.31 paid for a Limousin Steer shown by Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Bothel and also purchased by J Penny & Sons, Leeds.

Bulls sold to 191.5p per kg for a Limousin shown by Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe, Hesket New Market, Wigton and also 191.5p for a British Blue from JP Lister, Oughterside Mill, Aspatria.

Top price per head of £1517.78 was paid for a Limousin shown by Messrs Hewetson, Scales Hall, Calthwaite.

Over Thirty Months cattle sold to 190.5p per kg paid for a Limousin Heifer from Messrs Fawkes, Welton Farm, Welton.

Averages:

Heifers MW 214.50 (183.24) HW 221.5 (190.02).

Steers MW 179.5 (179.5) HW 216.5 (187.74).

Bulls MW 187.5 (148.64 ) HW 191.5 (167.05).

Heifers

Limousin 221.5 214.5 Mechi Farm 218.5 Greenhill Farm 214.5 West Farm 214.5 207.5 205.5 201.5 Low House Farm 213.5 Chalkfoot 213.5 209.5 204.5 The Old Vicarage 204.5 Wardhall Guards 204.5 Kirkland Hall 200.5 Bothel Parks.

British Blue 207.5 182.5 Kirkland Hall 204.5 194.5 Low House Farm 201.5 Chalkfoot 181.5 Oulton House 181.5 Howgill Farm.

Blonde 193.5 Low House Farm.

Charolais 189.5 182.5 The Old Vicarage 172.5 Ellen Bank.

Steers

Limousin 216.5 213.5 Greenhill Farm 212.5 Down Hall 210.5 203.5 Halfway Well 209.5 198.5 194.5 Crosby House Farm 203.5 Bothel Parks 201.5 High House (Ashburner) 198.5 East Mill 197.5 193.5 Allerby Hall 196.5 Greenah Villa 196.5 Down Hall 195.5 Bothel Parks 194.5 Kirkland Guards 193.5 Fern House.

British Blue 208.5 The Old Vicarage 191.5 184.5 Crosby House Farm 174.5 Shatton Lodge

Charolais 190.5 The Old Vicarage 186.5 High House (Ashburner) 185.5 Lesson Hall (Steel) 185.5 Abbey Cowper 184.5 177.5 Town Head 163.5 Parkgate Hall.

Blonde 173.5 Down Hall Friesian 130.5 Croft Farm (Hodgson).

Bulls

Limousin 191.5 188.5 186.5 Haltcliffe (Ridley) 187.5 174.5 Arkleby House 183.5 182.5 Stubbsgill Farm 174.5 170.5 Riggwood 171.5 Scales Hall.

British Blue 191.5 Oughterside Mill 189.5 182.5 177.5 Beaumont House, Hexham 174.5 Howgill Farm 171.5 Fell End (Taylor) 169.5 The Laurels.

Blonde 173.5 172.5 Fell End (Taylor) 171.5 Midtown Farm (Nicholson)

Charolais 163.5 Oakergill.

Holstein 147.5 143.5 142.5 Auldby Farm 141.5 Seacroft.

OTM

Limousin Hfr 190.5 Welton Farm.

Lambs

A large increase in numbers and a good trade. Trade strong enough to prevent two men from starting and the average of 213p per kg a good result. Best lambs regularly 220p plus with more commercial types 200-210p.

14 pens made over 280p per kg topping at 295p.

Export weights (38-42 kgs) again the easiest to sell with £ per head limits being set in the £86 - £94 range regardless of weight.

Lambs sold to a top of £136 paid for Texel lambs shown by JG & M Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton and was purchased by R J Harrison, Butcher, King Street, Wigton.

Top price of 302.4 p per kg was paid for a pen of Texel lambs shown by R E Miller, West Farm, Aspatria and were also purchased by RJ Harrison, Butcher, Wigton.

Averages LW 294.7 (220.21) SW 302.40 (212.22) MW 280.40 (212.01) HW 214.80 (214.80).

Per Head

Texel £136 £118 £117 £112 £110 Greenhill Farm £124 £119 £115 Bothel Parks £124 £96 West Farm £122 Greenah Villa £118 New House £118 Hillcrest £116 15 Sea View £116 Nealhouse Farm £114 Braithwaite Hall £113 Downhall £112 Kirkland Green.

Beltex £129 £128 £122 £110 Abbey Cowper £107 Yew Tree.

Millenium Bleu £126 £101 Loughrigg.

Dutch Texel £107 £92 Beck Farm £103.50 £100 £99 £96 Clement Leazes £94 Cobble Croft.

Rouge £121 Loughrigg

Charollais £124 113 Loughrigg.

Suffolk £105 59 Noble Croft £96 Jenkin Cross £92 Loughrigg £86.50 Cumdivock House.

Zwartble £89.50 Raughton Farm £84 Mid Whinnow.

Per Kg

Texel 302.40 West Farm 295.00 272.10 265.00 New House 294.70 Kirkland Greens 290.50 Greenah Villa 281.00 272.10 272.00 Greenhill Farm 268.20 Hill Crest 264.70 Daleside 263.80 Bothel Parks.

Beltex 280.40 277.30 261.90 255.80 246.20 Abbey Cowper.

Millenium Bleu 262.50 238.80 Loughrigg.

Rouge 241.50 232.70 Loughrigg 209.10 Braithwaite Hall.

Dutch Texel 243.20 Beck Farm 241.50 225.00 Clement Leazes.

Charollais 269.60 245.70 Loughrigg.

Suffolk 216.50 Loughrigg 210.00 59 Noble Croft 198.80 Newtown Farm 198.80 Jenkin Cross 198.30 Grassknop Farm 197.20 Jenkin Cross 195.90 Cumdivock Farm.

Zwartble 206.60 Raughton Farm 161.50 Mid Whinnow.

Prime ewes

Texel £ 132 Mechi Farm £126 Abbey Cowper £121 Whitehead Brow £118 £116 Greeenah Villa £116 Down Hall £114 Lowfield House.

Suffolk £115 Greenah Villa £105 Lesson Hall (Steel).

Beltex £ 113 Parkgate Hall.

Mule £ 90 Greenah Villa £89 Orthwaite Hall £85 Westward Parks £82 Paddigill.

Cheviot £106 Orthwaite Hall.

Swaledale £62 Orthwaite Hal.l

Herdwick £60 Orthwaite Hall.

Prime rams

Leicester £104 Paddigill.

SCOTS GAP

June 22

At the reopening of their Scots Gap centre Hexham & Northern Marts sold 234 prime lambs. A tremendous show of vendor’s first draw of lambs weighed and sold well throughout. Leading prices included Suffolk Cross lambs at £104 from Messrs Henderson, Brixter Hill and Texel Cross lambs at 218.1ppkg from Mrs Pumphrey, Craig Hall.

Other prices:

Texel x – £102.50 Craig Hall, £102.00 High Baulk, £100.00 Saugh House, £98.00 Barrasford Green, £93.00 High Baulk, £90.00 Craig Hall, £88.00 High Baulk, £87.00 Barrasford Green & Rugley Walls.

218.1p Craig Hall, 214.6p High Baulk, 214.3p Craig Hall, 213.2p Saugh House, 212.5p High House, 212.2p Barrasford Green, 211.4p High Baulk, 208.5p Barrasford Green, 206.7p West Grange, 204.1p Saugh House.

Suffolk x – £104.00 Brixter Hill, £97.00 Chesters, £87.00 East House & Chesters.

210.9p & 207.1p Chesters, 204.9p East House, 202.3p West Grange, 201.2p East House.

DARLINGTON

June 23

Darlington Market had forward 436 head of Cattle consisting of 174 Young Bulls, 81 Steers & 181 Heifers.

A total of 2537 sheep were sold with 1869 Prime Lambs, 64 Hoggets & 504 Cast Sheep.

Young Bulls – again what a fantastic trade.

Top price per kilo was 201p for a British Blue that realised £1056 consigned by AG Watson & Son Nunstainton Grange.

Lead grossing Bull realised £1643 for a home bred Limousin consigned by JW Dent & son Naby View.

Leading price per kilo

201 192 188 AG Watson & son, 200 198 195 ER Hyde & Son, 200 192 J&A Layfield, 200 JR Rukin, 199 EW Grieves, 197 RA Busby & Son.

197 MJ&EA Sedgewick, 197 194 190 186 AC Simpson & Son, 196 195 192 191 189x2 188 186 185 JA Matten & Son.

195 C Harle & Son, 194 190 C Morris, 193 190 188 DW Humphrey, 192 LS Staley, 191 JB Luck, 191 WI Suddes & Son, 190 189 AR&BA Wilson.

189 WA Wardman, 188 K&A Harker, 186 JA&M Boyes, 186 W Ramsey & Son.

Lead Grossing Bulls

£1643 JW Dent & Son, £1469 £1354 £134 EW Grieves, £1437 AG Watson & Son, £1408 D Riuchardson & Co, £1407 £1377 ER Hyde & Son.

£1404 WI Suddes & Son, £1382 DW Humphrey, £1377 JA Matten & Son, £1346 JA MAtten & Son, £1346 MJ&EA Sedgewick.

Steers – week on week dearer with an average show forward.

Top price per kilo was 209p for a home bred Limousin that realised £1186 consigned by A&D Procter Swarland Old Hall.

Lead grossing Steer realised £1446 for a Limousin consigned by JE Suddes & Son Rowley Farm.

Leading price per kilo

209 207 197 188 A&D Procter, 206x2 J&J Mather, 206 P&E Ellis, 203 195 M Robinson & Son, 198 195x2 193 191 186 JA&M Boyes.

198 195 194 JE Suddes & Son, 197 193 192 191 MJ&EA Sedgewick, 196 190 W&L Marsey, 194 JW Dent & Son.

192 W Bainbridge, 192 187 TN Hodgson & Son, 188 LS Staley, 188 185x2 Walker Bros, 186 JC Simpson.

186 JS&VM Collinson, 186 R Stainthorpe, 185 A Crowder, 185 LW Martin.

Lead Grossing Steers

£1446 £1373 £1367 £1303 JE Suddes & Son, £1346 £1289 £1280 £1269 MJ&EA Sedgewick, £1319 £1313 £1284 JA&M Boyes.

£1284 JC Simpson, £1267 J&J Mather, £1260 JW Dent & Son, £1256 Walker Bros.

Heifers – on the week average 192p kg

Top price per kilo was 229p for a Limousin that realised £1244 consigned by M Robinson & Son East Alwent Fm

Lead grossing Heifer realised £1454 for Limousin consigned by WA Wardman Thrushwood Farm.

Leading price per kilo

229 M Robinson & Son, 227 216 214x2 209 208 204 JV&JA Hodgson, 221 207 RA Busby & Son, 218 214 213 208 202 200 JG Walton & Son.

216x2 213 211 210x2 206x3 202 W Bainbridge, 215 200 DW Humphrey, 215 205 WR Thompson, 212 RD Musgrave, 210 F&JS Gargett.

209 JR Walton, 210 200 JJ Kemp & Son, 207 J&J Mather, 207 GF Tuer, 206 JJS Allison, 206 K&A Harker, 204 WF Hustwit.

204 H Musgrave, 204 R Stainthorpe, 200 K&A Harker, 200 JC Simpson.

Lead Grossing Heifers

£1454 WA Wardman, £1418 £1225 W Bainbridge, £1333 JM Shotton, £1289 JC SImpson, £1267 WR Thompson, £1259 JR Walton.

£1244 M Robinson & Son, £1236 RD Musgrave, £1233 F&JS Gargett.

Prime Lambs – with large numbers nationally lambs averaged 41-5kg & £81-50, good lean export lambs a better trade.

Top price per kilo was 218p for a pen of outstanding Lambs that realised £89-50 consigned by R&W Todd High Toft Hill.

Lead Grossing Lambs realised £98 for a pen of strong Texel lambs consigned by T Littlefair & Son Hilton Hall.

Leading price per kilo

218 R&W Todd, 215 F&JS Gargett, 213 F Humble, 212 K&J Stables, 211 TW Clark & Son, 211 206 205 204 T&M Blair, 210 JC Simpson.

209 R Hall & Son 209 205 BR Routledge, 209 T Littlefair & Sons, 208 J Brown, 206 TR Fidell, 206 JR Walton, 206x2 W&M Knaggs.

205 MW Barnes, 205 F Brown, 205 C Dawson, 205 DSM&AJ Gibson, 205x2 JR&M Richardson, 205 WR Thompson, 204 M&A Gaskin.

204 DM McClurg, 204x2 RA Patterson.

Lead Grossing Lambs

£98 T Littlefair & Son, £96-80 £90-50 JM Hall, £95-50 D&PH Brown, £94 £93-50 F&JS Gargett, £94 £91-50 £90 JR&M Richardson.

£90-50 DM McClurg, £90 JW Fell & Son.

Cast Sheep – again a fatastic trade, slightly less on the week in line with the national trade

£128 £105 JW&B Firby & Son, £120 JP Floyd, £120 J Brown, £110 MW Skidmore, £110 A Humble, £110 JC Simpson, £106 £100 RV Rutherford, £106 £103 A&AP Jopling, £104 LE Harrison, £103 CH Tindale, £102 JJ&GE Walton, £100 JR&M Richardson, £99 Corner Bros, £99 W Johnson & Son.

Prime pigs – on the way up, more money to be had on the week.

Top price per kilo was 125p for a pen of porkers that realised £86 consigned by PD Smithy House Farm.

Lead grossing pigs

£125 S Pattison, £109 £103 £92 PD Foster.

 

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