Hexham Mart: May 31

Store Cattle: Hexham and Northern Marts at their weekly sale had forward 618 Store Cattle & Suckled Calves.

Store Cattle

Hexham and Northern Marts at their weekly sale had forward 618 Store Cattle & Suckled Calves.

Another great entry for the time of year was presented to a full ring of buyers.

A mixed show of all classes of cattle was forward, but strong sorts still maintained the good rates of previous weeks.

George & Phillip Tomlinson, Sunniside again topped the days' sale with Charolais Steers at £1560 and with Charolais Heifers at £1410.

Two thirds of todays' sale was made up of younger cattle and with the overall quality not as last week prices were still in line.

Cattle 30+ Months

Limousin heifers - £1260 & £1230 Woodhead

Simmental heifers - £1040 High Wooley

Cattle 23 - 30 Months

Charolais x steers - £1345 South Carter Moor

Limousin x steers - 1320 Ingoe Low Hall, £1285 & £1270 South Carter Moor, £1250, £1245 & £1240 Townfoot Renwick, £1225 & £1210 South Carter Moor, £1190 (X2), £1185, £1170, £1160, £1150 & £1060 Townfoot Renwick, £1030 Longshaws, £1025 Fairley

Limousin x heifers - £1230 Woodhead, £1185 Fairley, £1145, £1135 & £1130 Woodhead, £1040 Fairley, £1025 South Barlow, £1005 Fairley, £1000 White House Burnhope, £990 Fairley, £910 Redwell Hills, £900 White House Matfen

British Blue x steers - £1270, £1190 & £1160 Aydonshields

British Blue x heifers - £1095 East House

Montbeliarde x steers - £1175, £1170, £1130, £1050 & £1000 Fallowfield

Angus x steers - £890 Fallowfield

Angus x heifers - £930 Nookton

Holstein Friesian steers - £940 South Barlow

Cattle 17 - 22 Months

Charolais x steers - £1560 & £1470 Sunniside, £1110 Thornton Tower

Charolais x heifers - £1410, £1360 & £1310 Sunniside

Limousin x steers - £1390, £1370 Sunniside, £1300 Townfoot Renwick, £1265 &£1260 (x2) Ingoe Low Hall, £1250 Ingoe Low Hall & Townfoot Renwick, £1245 Ingoe Low Hall, £1170 Fairley, £1110 Thornton Tower, £1065 Longshaws

Limousin x heifers - £1385 & £1070 Brokenheugh, £990 Fairley, £940 Brokenheugh, £925 Redesmouth, £890 Redwell Hills

British Blue x steers - £990 Aydonshields

Angus x heifers - £1370 & £1260 East Cocklaw

Cattle 11 - 16 Months

Charolais x steers - £940 Thornton Tower

Charolais x heifers - £1130 Thornton Tower

Limousin x steers - £1210 & £1200 Redesmouth, £1150 Little Swinburne, £1140 & £1135 Greyside, £1110 Brokenheugh & Garretlea, £1090 Garretlea, West Foreshield, Greyside (x2) & Morley Hill, £1085 Greyside, £1080 (x2) Thornton Tower, £1070 Thornton Tower (x2), West Foreshield & Greyside

Limousin x heifers - £1200 Howard House, £1095 Brokenheugh, £1080 Bulls Hill, £1075 Farnbury, £1070 Garretlea & Greyside, £1030 & £1020 West Foreshield, £990 Little Swinburne, £970 West Foreshield & Bulls Hill, £960 Camphill, £950 Little Swinburne, £945 Morley Hill, £935 Little Swinburne, £930 Greyside, £920 South Barlow & Bulls Hill, £905 West Foreshield

Blonde x steers - £1215 & £920 High Wooley, £770 & £760 Whiskershiel

British Blue x steers - £1105 & £1100 Greyside, £1010 Camphill, £1000 Greyside, £945 (x2) Camphill, £900 Quarry House

British Blue x heifers - £920 Redesmouth, £845 Greyside, £740 Wolfhills

Simmental x steers - £1190 & £980 Morley Hill, £800 High Wooley

Montbeliarde x steers - £1055 West Foreshield

Angus x steers - £1350 Garretlea, £1000 Sweethope, £985, & £955 (x3) Prendwick, £945 Prendwick & Rothill, £935, £925 & £915 Rothill, £910, £905 & £900 Prendwick, £895 Garretlea, £890 Prendwick, £865 (x2) & £860 Rothill

Angus x heifers - £970 & £905 Prendwick

Stabiliser x steers - £780 Sweethope

Stabiliser x heifers - £780 Sweethope

Cattle 10 months and under

Limousin x steers - £905 Bulls Hill, £860 Chesters, £850 West Foreshield, £830 Chesters

Limousin x heifers - £1025 Morley Hill

Simmental x heifers - £945 Morley Hill

Angus x steers - £830 Rothill

Breeding & Store Sheep

Hoggs & Ewes with Lambs at Foot

Hexham and Northern Marts held their weekly sale of 264 Ewes and Hoggs with Lambs at Foot.

Topping the sale was an outstanding Pure Texel 2 crop ewe with a Pure Texel lamb realizing £205 (£102.50 per life) consigned by M/s KW Shield of Tecket Farm, Simonburn.

For further enquiries please contact our Auctioneers.

Texel x Hoggs - £170 Harnam Cottages & Morrow Edge (x2), £165 Harnam Cottage, £150 Brandon Hall, £148 Sherburn Tower, £138 Morrow Edge

Texel x Gimmers - £192 Sherburn Tower, £180 Tecket, £160 & £130 Thornley Hall

Texel x Ewes - £205 & £190 Tecket, £152 Harnam Cottages, £148 Tecket

Suffolk x Hoggs - £160 Brandon Hall, £156 Rennington South, £146 Brandon Hall, £140 Rennington South

Suffolk x Gimmers - £190 Brandon Hall, £180 Harnam Cottages & Brandon Hall

Suffolk x Ewes - £168 Harnam Cottages

Mule Hoggs - £191 Rennington South, £149 Tedcastle

Mule Ewes - £156 Sherburn Tower, £155 Sherburn Tower & Harnam Cottages

Feeding Ewes

Texel x - £65 Low House Farm

Suffolk x - £60 Low House Farm, £57 Causey Burn (x2)

Mule - £60 & £45 Low House Farm

Store Hoggs

With the season coming to a close, fleshed Hoggs still sought after.

Mule - £89 Tecket, £83 & £74 Mount Pleasant

ACKLINGTON

May 30

North East Livestock Sales sold 84 Prime Cattle including 29 Cast Cows and 1752 Sheep comprising, 206 Lambs, 1242 Hoggs & 311 Cast Ewes.

Cows- A decent show with a sharp trade. Overall average 144p/kg.

Limousin- 1221 (175.5p), 1165 (169.5p) Whitton Glebe, 1194 (171.5p), 1123 (158.5p), 1106 (154.5p), 1097 Longlea. Simmental- 1197 (169.5p), 1017 (155.5p), 1001 (155.5p) Eslington. Blonde- 1167 (151.5p) Kirkley Dam House, 1141 (162.5p) Paxton Dene, 1052 (155.5p) Elyhaugh.

Cattle- A plainer show, well sold on the whole.

Leading Prices/Kg: Lim Steers- 249.5p, 234.5p, 233.5p Widdrington, 231.5p South Acton, 227.5p Start Up. Sim Steer- 227.5p Dovecote. Lim Hfrs- 228.5p, 218.5p Blagdon Burn, 216.5p Paxton Dene.

Top Prices: Lim Steers- 1584, 1527, 1508 Widdrington, 1528 South Acton, 1516 Chibburn. Lim Hfrs- 1356, 1285 Annsteads, 1311, 1250 Paxton Dene. Lim Bull- 1300 Elyhaugh.

Lambs- A good show coming forward to average £111 (252p/kg).

Texel- 127 Herds House, 127, 125, 123, 120 Lilburn Estates, 120 Burnhouses. Suffolks- 120 Redsteads, 116 Herds House, 115, 114, 113 Gallowmoor. Charolais- 115 Burnhouses, 113 Houndalee.

Leading Prices/Kg: Texels- 284p, 267p, 264p, 262p Lilburn Estates,, 282p, 276p Herds House, 263p, 258p Gallowmoor. Charolais- 269p Houndalee. Suffolk- 267p Herds House, 256p Burnhouses, 251p (2) Gallowmoor.

Hoggs- They just keep coming! Well fleshed sorts still good to sell.

Suffolk- 119, 116, 114, 109 (2) Claywalls, 118 Newstead. Texel- 115 Bolton Post Office, 114 Clifton Lane, 112 Earsdon Moor. Beltex- 110 Pasture House. Cheviot- 109 Birchwood Hall, 106 (2) Hemscott Hill, 106 South Side.

Ewes- A touch sharper on the week to average £68.

Beltex Rams- 118 Annsteads. Texel Ewes- 111 Burnhouses, 110, 92, 90 Annsteads, 90 Intake, 90 Low Town. Suffolk- 96 Tosson Tower, 90 Newstead, 90 Rugley, 90 Bolton Post Office. Half Bred- 90, 88 Warton, 86 South Side.

Mules- 84 Annsteads, 76 Harle Newhouses, 74 Field House. Blackface- 60 South Broomford, 54 Birtley Shields, 53 North Lyham, 50 Harle Newhouses. Cheviots- 90 South Broomford. Lleyn- 86 Colliery Farm.

LONGTOWN

May 30

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers‘ Mart plc had forward 59 prime cattle, 33 OTM cattle, 8 young bulls, 3,173 cast ewes and rams, 3,384 prime hoggs and 354 prime lambs.

Prime steers to 257.5p for Limousin from Dashwellgreen.

Prime heifers to 251.5p for Limousin from Dashwellgreen.

Young bulls to 246.5p for British Blue from Gardrum. OTMs to 163.5p for Black & White from The Nook.

Prime hoggs to £135 per head and to 268p per kilo for Texels from Hillside. Prime lambs to £142 per head and to 323p per kilo for Texels from Land Farm.

Heavy ewes to £126.50 for Bleu d’Maine from Loughrigg Farm.

Light ewes to £67.50 for Blackface from Longyester.

Rams to £130.50 for Suffolks from Longyester.

Steers Medium to 257.5p (231.6p), Heavy to 245.5p (232.3p).

Heifers Light to 251.5p (205.3p), Medium to 250.5p (215.4p) Heavy to 244.5p (208.1p)

Young bulls 246.5p (201.5p)

Hoggs Light to 210.0p (170.2p) Standard to 241.0p (188.4p) Medium to 268.0p (207.6p) Heavy to 243.0p (214.5p)

Lambs Light to 261.0p (236.0p) Standard to 306.0p (254.5p)

Medium to 323.0p (255.5p)

Heavy to 270.0p (224.7p) Shlgs 214.0p (169.2p)

Ewes Light to £67.50 (£46.90) Heavy to £126.50 (£76.92)

Cast Rams £130.50 (£87.99).

DARLINGTON

May 30

Darlington Mart had forward a total of 336 cattle consisting of 121 Ypung Bulls, 96 Steers & 119 Heifers. A total of 2566 sheep were auctioned with 801 Lambs, 1080 Hoggets & 685 Cast Sheep sold. 44 Prime pigs were on offer

Young Bulls - on the week firmer by 8to 10p. More bulls on show and more demand

Top price per kilo was 249p for a home bred Limousin that realised £1714 consigned by W Barron Morrow Edge Fm purchased by Mr M Broad of Cleveland Meat Co.

Lead grossing bull realised £1893 for another home bred Limousin consigned by AC Simpson & Son McNeil Fm purchased by Mr A Riley on behalf of B Anderton Higher College Fm

Leading price per kilo -249 246 245 240 W Barron, 246 245 239 238x3 236 235 234 233x2 230 JA Matten & Son, 246 LR Welsh & Son, 244 D Barron, 241 J&A Layfield, 240 236 D Richardson & Co, 240 238 233 230 AC Simpson & Son, 234 JA&M Boyes, 233 RA Patterson, 231 JJ Kemp & Son, 230x3 J&A Moralee

Lead Grossing Bulls - £1892 £1703 AC simpson & Son, £1856 £1842 D Richardson & Co, £1760 £1759 £1741 £1720 JA Matten & Son, £1755 £1714 W Barron

Steers - there were some exceptional Steers forward with some large values to match, many steers dearer by 10p

Top price per kilo was 263p for a Blonde that realised £1697 consigned by E Scott & Son Middridge Fm purchased by Mr D Penny of J Penny & Son Leeds

Lead grossing Steer realised £1885 for a British Blue consigned by JM Hall Burdon Grange purchased by Mr G Moor of Hawick

Leading price per kilo - 263 248 236 E Scott & Son, 263 257 W Bainbridge, 256 244 J Gilson, 254 243 Askwiths, 254 251 246 TN Callender, 254 240 AF Hall, 253 252 246 JE Beadle & Son, 252 A Crowder, 247 244 240 237 235 JE Suddes & Son, 246 James Gilson, 243 JM Hall, 236x2 W Swinbank & Son

Lead Grossing Steers - £1885 £1795 JM Hall, £1790 £1726 JE Suddes & Son, £1743 Askwiths, £1739 W Swinbank & Son, £1712 W Bainbridge, £1710 TN Callender

Heifers - every heifer was keenly bid for with many like the steers up 10p

Top price per kilo and lead grossing Heifer was 270p for a home bred blonde that realised £1618 consigned by WJ Scott Low Leam purchase by D Penny Of J Penny & Son Leeds

Leading price per kilo - 270 255 252 247 WJ Scott, 260 JC Simpson, 260 256 255 252 250 244 JR Walton, 255 WF Hustwit, 252x2 246 P&JH Davison, 250 246 240 W Swinbank & Son, 250 247 B Walker, 249 242 I Marshall & Son, 247 JG Walton & Son, 245 Askwiths, 244x2 P Baker, 243 Lawson Fms, 241 E Scott & Son, 240 JM Shotton

Lead Grossing Heifers - £1618 £1564 £1542 WJ Scott, £1615 £1520 JC Simpson, £1561 £1511 W Swinbank & Son, £1531 W Bainbridge, £1526 JR Walton, £1507 E Scott & Son

Prime Lambs - with a large show and a ring full of solid firms lambs met a better trade by 12p on the previous day with a fantastic show of lambs

Top price per kilo was 288p for a pen of superb Texel lambs consigned by Holly Swinbank Cold Comfort Fm purchased by Mr R Skelton oh behalf of J Penny & Son Leeds

Lead Grossing lambs realised £124 for a pen of well grown, perfectly fleshed and finished, consigned by RA Patterson & Son Whitehouse Fm purchased by Mr P Monkhouse on behalf of Stokesley Butchers.

Leading price per kilo - 288 Holly Swinbank, 284 283 282x2 267 264 263 JC Simpson, 279 274 RA Patterson & Son, 278 271 263 258 P Tindale, 278 258x2 JR Walton, 277 274 270 268 J Farrington, 270 W Tindale, 265 263 260x2 259 256x2 W&M Knaggs, 265 262 K&PM Lough, 261 JG Walton & Son, 257 WF Dove & Son, 257 N Swinbank & Son, 255 K Norman Fms

Lead Grossing Lambs - £124 RA Patterson & Son, £115-50 T Patchett, £115 Holly Swinbank, £115 £114-50 £113-50 £110 £108 JC Simpson, £111x2 £108-50 P Tindale, £111 K&PM Lough, £110-50 £108x2 £107x3 W&M Knaggs, £110 £107 JR Walton, £109 £108 C Binks & Son, £108 W Tindale, £106 J Farrington

Prime Hoggets - with a larger than expected show hoggets were keenly bid for, with flesh disappearing.

Top price per kilo was 225p for a pen of smart texels that realised £90 consigned by K Tallentire Low lands Fm purchased by M Etherington

Lead grossing Hoggets

£128 JM&M&C Wise, £128x2 £115 £108 £105 R Wade & Son, £127 £122 £118 £111 £110 C Bell, £118 C Morris, £112 K Tallentire, £106-50 £100 C Morris, £106 £102 R&W Todd, £104 RA Farrow, £101 J McManners

Cast Sheep - Again Darlington lead the way in trade especially with the stronger continental ewes that were a far better trade than that has been seen locally.

£129 £124 D Littlefair. £123 £102 £94(2) RA Patterson. £120 £116 JM&C Wise. £119 J Brown. £113 TH Robson. £112 £97 £94 I Moone. £111 £93 £90 J Stevenson. £109 £101 £93 £90 J Welford. £109(2) £106 £90 R Harland. £108 £106(2) £96 A Neil. £104 £92 JR Walton. £102 £94 £92 £90 K Norman. £100 J Butterfield. £98 D Dowson. £98 £92 £89(2) C Jackson. £97 £90 C&E Gaskin. £96 JH Emerson. £95 J Farrington. £94 S Suddes. £93 M Harris. £92 C Harle. £91 £89 W Etherington.

Prime Pigs. Buyers every sort of pig you could imagine.

Top Gilts sold to 131ppk. Selling to £118. Rare Breed pigs sold to 106ppk or £95

Sows. Clean bellied sows sold to 80ppk with the fat to 65ppk.

WOOLER

May 29

At their weekly primestock sale John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 45 spring lambs, 271 hoggs and 184 ewes.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £116.50, £115, £105 (x2), £100 Barelees, £94, £90 Wrangham East, Suff.x:- £88 (x2) South Falaknowe.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 235p, 225p Wrangham East, 233.3p, 228.3p, 227.3p, 225.5p Barelees, Suff.x:- 231.6p (x2) South Falaknowe.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Suff.x:- £89 Berryhill, £84, £83 Newstead, £75 Shotton, Bel.x:- £86, £80 Chillingham Home Farm, Tex.x:- £83 Berryhill, £78.50 Shotton, £78 Ladykirk, HB:- £80.50 Shotton.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Suff.x:- 186.7p Newstead, 178p Berryhill, Bel.x:- 185.9p, 179.3p

Ladykirk, 177.8p Chillingham Home Farm, Tex.x:- 171.4p Newstead.

Ewes show increased numbers, with limited flesh available.

Leading Prices:- Tex.x:- £105, £99 Wrangham East, £98, £84 The Hagg, £85 Bogend,

Suff.x:- £83 Berryhill, £78 Haugh Head, Mule:- £70 Burradon Mains.

ACKLINGTON

May 28

North East Livestock Sales sold 135 store cattle and 107 ewes & lambs. More leaner and stirks forward, all classes a touch easier.

Char strs 1100 Howick Seahouses, Lim strs 980, 940, 900 Norwoods, 970 Howick Seahouses, 850, 830

Routin Lynn, Sim strs 840 Hill Head, 740 Chatton Park, Here strs 710 Chatton Park, Angus strs 685 Belsay Barns, Lim hfrs 600 East Highridge, Angus hfrs 500 Rayheugh.

Char strs 1000 Hill Head, Lim hfrs 960, 860 Hill Head, Sim hfrs 880 Hill Head, 820, 790 Routin Lynn,

Suffolk ewes and lambs 132 Old Felton, 110 Catraw, Mule ewes and lambs 130, 136 Alnham, 120 Catraw, Cheviot ewes and lambs 81 Quarry House, Mule ewe hoggs 90 Quarry House.

LONGTOWN

May 28

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 1,590 hoggs and ewes with lambs at foot.

A far better quality show of sheep forward attracting a very large company of buyers and as a result all classes sharper on the week.

Top of £96, £93 and £91 for Greyface hoggs with singles from Yewtree.

Principal prices; Hoggs with singles – Greyface £96, £93, £91 Yewtree, £90, £88 Briggle, £81, £80 Snowden Close; Texel £81 Brandon Hall, £76 Stonehall, £75 Tecket, £74 Bridge End; Suffolk £67 Reagill Grange.

Hoggs with twins – Greyface £64 Snowden Close, £61, £60, £58 Little Blencowe; Texel £58 Raby Grange.

Shearlings with singles

Texel £81 Brandon Hall, £80 Temon.

Shearlings with twins – Texel £76, £71 Brandon Hall; Greyface £62 Tecket, £61 Yewtree.

Ewes with singles – Texel £77, £73 Uppercleuch; Greyface £66 Woodhouse Bungalow; North Country Cheviot £47 Gospel Hall; Cheviot Mule £46 Temon; Hill Cheviot £37 Girnwood; Blackface £35 Bridgeford; Herdwick £30 Edge.

Ewes with twins – Texel £71, £68 Netherton; Suffolk £68 Netherton; Greyface £62 Tecket, £60 Cannerheugh; Charollais £58 Temon; Cheviot Mule £46 Temon; Lleyn £45.50 Struanlee; North Country Cheviot £40 Gospel Hall; Blackface £30 Bridge Ford.

Store hoggs to £60 Bankshead.

LONGTOWN

May 28

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward a catalogue entry of 216 head at their Fortnightly Sale of Store Cattle and Special May Sale of Breeding Cattle.

Store cattle saw trade similar on the fortnight with stronger cattle selling to £1,150 for a British Blue bullock from W.S. Waugh, The Flatt and Blonde d’Aquitaine heifers to £810 (x3) from W. & A. Bridgewater, Borthaugh.

Principal prices: Bullocks – British Blue - £1,150 The Flatt.

Charolais - £910 Potholm, £865, £850 Nether Albie, £800, £785 Potholm, £780 Nether Albie.

Limousin - £895 Potholm, £780 (x4) Parcelstown, £775 (x3) Potholm, £765 (x3) Parcelstown.

Aberdeen Angus - £840, £795 (x2) Potholm.

Simmental - £730, £670, £640, £625 (x2) Bankhead.

Blue Grey £625 Old Irvine.

Heifers – Blonde d’Aquitaine - £810 (x3), £700 Borthaugh.

Charolais - £790 (x2), £700 Nether Albie, £670 (x5), £660 (x3) Potholm.

Limousin - £640 (x2) Dumbretton, £635 Potholm.

Friesian - £610 (x2) Low Moat.

A plainer show of breeding cattle resulted in a steady trade.

Top price of £1,900 for a Limousin stock bull (5 year old) shown by G.L. & A.J. & A.L. Graham, Stonehall. Cows with calves topped at £1,550 for a Hereford from R. & R.A. Pattinson, Temon.

Principal prices: Hereford cow with bull calf - £1,550 Temon.

Angus cow with bull calf - £1,220 Newfield House and Churchstyle, £1,150 Dumbretton.

Limousin cow with heifer calf - £1,300 Stonehall, £1,100 Churchstyle.

Simmental heifer with heifer calf - £1,500, £1,380, £1,280 Stonehall.

Limousin stock bull - £1,900 Stonehall.

British Blue bulling heifer - £900, £800 (x2) Summerhill.

ST BOSWELLS

May 27

John Swan Ltd sold 102 clean cattle, 65 OTM cattle, 785 old season lambs, 193 new season lambs and 331 ewes.

Bullocks (40) averaged 231.1p per kg and sold to 247p (-2.1p on week).

Heifers (61) averaged 227.8p per kg and sold to 249p (+0.5p on week).

One young bull sold to 212 (n/c on week) 65 beef type OTM cattle averaged 143.3p per kg and sold to 185p (n/c on the week) old season SQQ lambs averaged 191p per kg (-10.3p on week) and sold to £103.

New season lambs averaged 238p per kg and sold to £120. Ewes averaged £64.52, and sold to £105.

Heavy ewes £77.43, light ewes £43.98.

BORDER

w/e May 24

Border Livestock Exchange Ltd sold 117 prime cattle including 39 cows; 148 store cattle; 714 prime sheep including 241 cast ewes.

Aberdeen Angus x Heifers from Eastfield of Lempitlaw sold to 450p per kilo to Well Hung & Tender, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Cull Cows sold to 340p per kilo for a tremendous consignment from Tullochallum, Keith which sold to £1,428 per head. Continental Steers sold to 412p per kilo & £1,811 per head.

New season lambs sold extremely well with Texel x reaching 560p per kilo and £117.60 per head. From Lamberton Holdings, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Cull Ewes were slightly firmer on the week Blackfaced Ewes to £74.50; Mules to £88 and Lleyn x Ewes £77 per head.

Store Cattle lifted in price with grazing types easier to sell. Strong forward stores for finishing mid-summer were also keenly sought after.

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