North East Marts: January 2014

North East Livestock Sales sold 103 Prime Cattle including 40 Cows & 1830 Sheep comprising 1110 Hoggs & 720 Cast Ewes at their weekly sale

The Agri Expo 2012 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle
Borderway Mart, Carlisle

ACKLINGTON: January 23

North East Livestock Sales sold 103 Prime Cattle including 40 Cows & 1830 Sheep comprising 1110 Hoggs & 720 Cast Ewes at their weekly sale.

Cattle- Good to sell with a firmer trade on the week. Bulls easier. Lim Steers- 240.5p, 219.5p, 214.5p Blagdon Burn, 234.5p, 221.5p, 217.5p Start Up, 214.5p East Coldside, 213.5p Earsdon East. Saler Steer- 213.5p Causey Park. Lim Hfrs- 227.5p Goswick, 227.5p Blagdon Burn, 224.5p, 219.5p Start Up, 223.5p The Brocks. Top Prices: Lim Steers- 1575, 1537, 1517, 1470 Earsdon East, 1565 East Coldside, 1543 Start Up, 1515, 1450 Blagdon Burn, 1508 Waterside. Angus Steer- 1554 Causey Park. Saler Steer- 1512 Causey Park. Charolais Hfr- 1398 Widdrington. Lim Hfrs- 1396, 1281 Blagdon Burn, 1354, 1332 The Brocks, 1285 Start Up, 1264 Goswick. Cows- A good enquiry of buyers present, sold to recent rates. Lim Cows- 137.5p, 128.5p, 127.5p, 124.5p Embleton Mill, 134.5p, 120.5p Howick Seahouse. Charolais- 124.5p Hazon House. Angus- 123.5p West Bolton, 120.5p White House Folly. Top Prices: Charolais Bull- 1131 West Bolton. Lim Cows- 1063, 1055, 940, 930 Embleton Mill. Angus- 987 Shipley Hill, 935 White House Folly. Simmental- 985 Fenham Hill, 959 Eslington, 920 Herds House.

Hoggs- Tighter supplies met a spirited trade to average 190p/kg overall. SQQ 197p/kg. Texel- 100.50, 95.50 Pasture House, 100, 96.50 Biddlestone Home Farm (Dixon), 99 Pasture Hill, 99 Dovecote, 97.50, 93.50 Howick Estates, 97 East Coldside, 95 (2) Make Me Rich, 94.50, 92 Wingates Moor, 94.50 South Carter Moor, 92 West Shaftoe. Suffolk- 100.50, 96, 93.50 Sharperton Edge, 97.50 Boulmer Hall, 97 Rashercap, 93.50 Pasture House, 93 South Bellshill. Beltex- 97, 95, 94 (2), 92.50 Park Farm, 93.50 Preston Mains, 92 (2) Biddlestone Home Farm (Dixon). Charolais- 94, 92 (2) Ferney Beds, 93 (2) Shaw House, 93 East Coldside, 92 Boulmer Hall. Half Bred- 95.50 (2), 93 Warton. Cheviot- 92.50 Preston Mains.

Leading Prices/Kg: Texel- 242p, 236p, 217p Wingates Moor, 226p, 210p South Carter Moor, 224p, 223p Bankfoot, 218p Colliery Farm, 213p Burradon Windyside, 212p West Shaftoe, 211p Maidens Hall, 211p Whittle (Mavin), 209p Newham Hagg. Beltex- 235p Watch Currock, 234p Preston Mains, 231p, 229p, 219p Park Farm, 226p, 225p, 214p Woodwell House, 224p Howick Seahouse, 222p Pasture House. Charolais- 211p Howick Seahouses, 210p Maidens Hall, 209p Eglingham Moor, 208p Colliery Farm, 208p Ferney Beds. Suffolk- 209p, 208p Park Farm, 208p Howick Estates.

Ewes- Light to medium ewes dearer, Heavy ewes a similar trade. Overall average £54. Texel- 95, 87, 75 Biddlestone Home Farm (Dixon), 89 South Carter Moor, 87 Reavley, 84 Howick Seahouses, 79 Bankfoot, 77 Rosebrough, 75 Shaw House. Suffolk- 93, 77 South Bellshill, 89 Widdrington, 85 Preston Mains, 77 Rosebrough, 77 Make Me Rich. Texel Rams- 90 Howick Estates, 81 Unthank, 79 Yetlington, 78 Middle Duddo. Leicester Ram- 67 Yetlington. Cheviot- 65 Biddlestone Home Farm (Dixon), 61 Mount Pleasant, 61 Preston Mains, 59, 51 (2) Hethpool, 57 (3) West Bolton, 54 High Fodderlee. Half Bred- 73 Widdrington, 65 Elilaw. Mules- 57 Unthank, 55 Make Me Rich, 53, 50 (2) High Eshells, 53 (2), 51 Howick Estates, 51 (2), 50 Chester Hill, 51 Watch Currock, 50 Howick Seahouses, 50 Yetlington, 50 Elilaw. Leicester- 75 West Bolton. Blackface- 51 Watch Currock, 43 Blagdon Burn, 41 West Hills.

DARLINGTON: January 23

Forward at the weekly Prime Stock sale a show of 239 Prime Cattle consisting of 101 Prime Bulls, 39 Prime Steers & 99 Prime Heifers. An entry of 2924 sheep were forward with 2056 Prime Hoggets & 868 Cast Sheep Shown.

Young Bulls - with a very moderate show the best bulls were better to sell, dairy bulls with no meat challenging to sell

Top price per kilo was 215 for a home bred bull that realised £1353 and £1353 consigned by JJ Kemp & Son Elstob Hill Fm purchased by Mr Michael Jewitt of JA Jewitt Spennymoor

Lead grossing bull realised £1728 for a home bred pure Blonde consigned by P Weightman & Sons Hallfield Fm purchased by Mr Michael Broad of Cleveland Meat Company Stockton Leading price per kilo 215 208 JJ Kemp & Son, 214 212 210x2 JA Matten & Son, 213 P Weightman & Son, 210 209 GS&S Wilson, 206 JT Layfield & Sons, 206 R Ridley & Sons, 206 205 D Richardson & Co Lead grossing Bulls £1728 P Weightman & Son, £1640 £1630 £1596 £1584 £1524 D Richardson & Co, £1628 £1579 £1500 JA Matten & Son, £1523 JT Layfield & Son

Steers - slightly hard to sell the grander the weight, smart steers a fought for commodity

Top price per kilo was 251p for a blonde that realised £1296 consigned by JC&P Tallentire Charlton Grange purchased by Mr Jimmy Higginson of Castlebank Butchers Whitton le Wear

Lead grossing Steers realised £1557 for a blonde consigned by WJ Scott Ltd Low Leam Farm purchased by Mr John Penny of J Penny & Sons Rawton Leading price per kilo 251 240 JC&P Tallentire, 237 JM Hall, 236 225 P&E Ellis, 236 234 WJ Scott Ltd

Lead grossing steers £1557 £1537 WJ Scott Ltd, £1424 JC&P Tallentire, £1412 £1388 GF Tuer, £1409 P&E Ellis

Heifers - a smart heifer that catches the butchers eye are a fantastic trade with the commercial side of the trade harder to move Top prcie per kilo was 275p for a blonde that realised £1398 consigned again by WJ Scott Ltd Low Leam purchased by Mr Mark Fitton of J&B Fitton & Son of Shaw

Lead grossing Heifer realised £1549 for a Blonde consigned by once again by the WJ Scott contingent of Low Leam purchased by Mr John Penny of J Penny & Son of Rawton Leading price per kilo 275 253 WJ Scott Ltd, 270 JG Wilkinson & Son, 268 256 242 F&JS Gargett, 266 P&JH Davison, 266 239 WF Hustwit, 249 242 JJ Allison, 249 KN Wyrill, 245 JJ Kemp & Son, 244 240 W Ramsay & Son, 243 B Walker, 239 RA Patterson, 236 JG Wilkinson & Son

Lead grossing Heifers £1549 £1533 £1506 £1398 WJ Scott Lts, £1470 £1428 £1378 F&JS Gargett, £1462 £1460 JJ Allison, £1418 £1396 WF Hustwit, £1437 JR Spink, £1414 JJ Kemp & Son, £1372 P&JH Davison, £1370 B Walker

Prime Hoggets - another flying trade in Darlington to average 192pkg, lean export an amazing trade with heavy hoggs up £10 - £12 on the week Top price per kilo was 250p for a pen of absolutely outstanding Beltex hoggs consigned by LC&D Wearmouth Birch Bush Fm purchased by Mr P Watson of Ripon

Lead grossing hoggs realised £114 for a pen of powerful hoggs consigned by R Herbert Heworth House purchased by Mr William Woodward of Bowood Fms

Leading price per kilo 250 211 LC&D Wearmouth, 229 214 BA Swallow, 223 215 RA M&EJ Thompson, 218 MW Barker & Son, 215 211 JR&M Richardson, 213 209 C&E Gaskin, 212 A Green, 212 202x2 201 GC&JC Pullan, 210 209 199 W Denham, 209 M&A Gaskin, 208 AR Hutchinson, 207 KJ&SS Bell, 207 WK&MM Lamb, 207 A Tindale, 206 RI Jones, 205 F&JS Gargett, 205 IM Maughan, 202 TM Barker &Son, 201 L Fowler, 201 IM Maughan, 201 R Tookey, 200 B Watson, 199 KT Anderson & Son

Lead grossing hoggs £114 £95-50 R Herbert & Son, £108 £95 DJ Bailes, £105 £101 £98 £95 £93-50 £93 AC Simpson & Son, £102 KJ&SS Bell, £100 R&D Garth, £99-50 £99 £96x2 AJ Spillman & Son, £98-50 £94-50 £94 CS&V Whitfield, £98-50 £95-50 A Green, £98 £95 LC&D Wearmouth, £98 TM Barker & Son, £98 £94-50 WL Robinson & Son, £97-50 TW Brown, £97 £95 £94-50 GC&JC Pullan, £92 C Morris

Cast Sheep - Strong/the best ewes were a grand trade with mules for evermore and fat hard to move £100 WM Reed & Son, £95 £89 C Morris, £90 GF Cartwright, £90 £86 £81 £77 PJ&MP GIlhespy, £90 B Watson, £88 CA&JM Hall, £88 £87 £80x2 T Fallows, £80 J Anderson, £79 WM&MM Lamb, £79 P Monald, £79 P&PM Walker, £78 V Petch, £77 M Gray & Ptnrs, £75 M&A Gaskin

Prime Pigs - the butchers made the trade, the better the pig the more the fight to buy

Top price price per kilo was 143pkg for a pen of cutters that realised £114 consigned by P&D Foster Smithy House Fm purchased by Mr Jimmy Higginson of Castlebamk Butchers Lead grossing Pigs £167 A Leach, £114 £104 £102 £98 PD Foster, £100 East Durham College.

ST BOSWELLS: January 23

A smaller show of 50 Store Cattle at John Swan Limited fortnightly sale were forward to a busy ring of buyers where more could have been sold to advantage.

Bullocks per head: Char.x;- £1150, £1010 Chapelhill. P. Lim.x;- £1140, £1000 Timpendean, £1090 Chapelhill. P, £1070, £1060 Bowshiel, Sim.x;- £1040, £900 Timpendean. Bullocks per kg: Lim.x;- 253.5, 229.3 Chapelhill.P,228, 216.2 Bowshiel, 221.4, 221.2, 210.5 Timpendean. Bullocks averaged 224p

Heifers per head: AA.x;- £1060 Timpendean, Char.x;- £950 Chapelhill. £760Monklaw, Lim.x;- £950, £870 Timpendean, £930 Chapelhill. P, £910 Bowshiel, £890 Tandlaw. Heifers per kg: Lim.x;- 229.6 Chapelhill. P, 217.5 Timpendean, 217.1 Tandlaw, 204.5 Bowshiel, Char.x;- 226.2 Chapelhill. Heifers averaged 209p pkg.

Also sold, 31 Feeding Hoggs which again met a very sharp demand. Tex;- £73.50 Ruletownhead, £69.50 Elliston; Mule;- £69.50 Inchkeith, £69 Broomiebank; Chev;- £69 South Riccalton; Lleyn;- £67, £64 Upper Samieston.

HEXHAM: January 21

Prime Cattle slightly easier on the week to return an average of 209.6p/kilo and £1197.72. Limousin Heifers – 218.5p Nunwick, 217.5p & 215.5p (x2) Broomhall, 213.5p Nunwick. Hereford Steers – 210.5p & 207.5p Pacific Farm. Hereford Steers – £1320.30, £1278.20 & £1241.95 Pacific Farm. Limousin Heifers – £1286.97 Nunwick, £1275.75 Broomhall, £1178.67 Nunwick, £1174.50 Broomhall

OTM a sharper trade than expected with all categories bid for and more OTM required. An overall average of 119.9p per kilo and £821.56 per head. Limousin – £172.5p The Bridges, 139.5p Great Chesters (x2). Angus – 157.5p Holystone. Luing – 149.5p Blakehopeburnhaugh. Beef Shorthorn – 139.5p Blakehopeburnhaugh. Simmental – 137.5p & 135.5p Holystone. British Blue – 135.5p Great Chesters. Limousin – £1141.11 & £1060.20 Great Chesters, £1057.43 The Bridges, £1001.39 Lingey Field, £944.96 Nunwick, £914.15 Merryshields, £912.67 Great Chesters. British Blue – £983.68 Lingey Field, £964.76 Great Chesters. Stabiliser – £929.71 Holystone. Luing – £905.97 Blakehopeburnhaugh

Prime Hoggs - A much improved trade for all classes with the average rising by 15p on the week. Good export type Hoggs in strong demand. Top price per head £89 for a pen of tremendous Texels from R Kellett & Son, East Matfen. Top price per kilo 219.7p for Texels from RL Robson, Sweethope.

Texel x - £89 East Matfen, £87 Highford, £86.50 Aydonshields, £86 Low Eshells, £85 Comb Hills, West Moorhouses (x2), Nunwick, Low Eshells & Thockrington, £84.80 Glendue, Low Staples & East Matfen, £84.60 Haughton Mains (x2) 219.7p Sweethope, 218p Nunwick, 83.50 West Moorhouses, 212.5p Comb Hills, 212.2p Highford, 208.8p Bingfield, 207p Lough Green, 206.8p Low Staples, 206.1p Haughton Mains, 202.5p Nilston Rigg, 202.4p West Moorhouses (x2) & Low Eshells, 201.4p Haughton Mains, 201.2p Aydonshields

Suffolk x – £86.50 & £85 (x2) Thockrington, £83 Nunwick, £82 Glendue & The Tofts, £81.80 West Shields, £81.50 Lunns House, £81.20 Black Hedley, £81 Lunns House & Thockrington (x2), £80.50 East Fourstones, Bingfield & Nunwick 212.5p Low Staples, 193.6p Bingfield, 192.7p Thockrington, 192.5p Lunns House, 191.5p Salmonswell, 188.1p White House Matfen & Nunwick, 187.2p Nunwick & Comb Hills, 186.6p Mill Hill, 185.4p Whitechapel, 183.3p Black Hedley, 180p Lunns House & Thockrington Charolais x – £84 Mickley Moor. Beltex x – £82.20 & 205.5p Allenshields. Zwartbles - £73 Comb Hills. Hampshire - £73.50 & £70.50 High Warden 190.5p & 183.8p High Warden. Mule – £80.50 Camphill, £78 Hole Farm, £77 Ellfoot, £76.50 Allenshields & Hole Farm, £75.80 Camphill, £73.50 Allenshields, £72 Bingfield & Sweethope, £69.50 Hole Farm, £66 Sweethope. 175p Allenshields, 173.8p Hole Farm, 173.7p Kirkwhelpington, 172.3p Camphill, 171.4p Sweethope, 170.3p. Bingfield, 167.4p Ellfoot, 162.8p Hole Farm, 159.4p Allenshields, 154.8p Camphill. Cheviot – £78.50, £77 & £73.80 Flotterton. 194.2p, 187.8p & 182.6p Flotterton. Blackface - £74 Ellfoot, £73.80 & £70 Hole Farm 167.7p Hole Farm, 164.4p Ellfoot, 155.6p Sweethope. Swaledale - £69 & £59 Bulls Hill 159.5p & 156.8p Bulls Hill. Crossbred - £79.50 & £74.50 Low Staples 196.1p Low Staples.

Cast Ewes and Rams - Texel x – £81 Burntongues, £75 East Matfen, £71 Haughton Mains, £70 Flotterton Cottage, £69 East Matfen, £62 & £52 Burntongues, £49 Haughton Mains & Low Staples, £43 Low Staples, £40 (x2) Sweethope. Suffolk x – £75 & £61 Flotterton, £59(x2) East Fourstones, £53 & £51 Wallhouses. Leicester - £60 Flotterton. Cheviot - £65 Flotterton. Mule – £58 Berwick Hill, £50 East Broomshiels, £45 Lowes Fell, £44 Berwick Hill, £42 Bulls Hill & Flotterton, £41 Mill Hill, £40 East Broomshiels, Haughton Mains, Burntongues & Dyke Nook. Blackface - £45 Lowes Fell, £34.50 Flotterton, £33 Dyke Nook. Swaledale - £30 Six Dargue. Crossbred - £45 Low Staples.

CARLISLE: January 20

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of store and breeding sheep with a good entry of 256 lambs forward meeting the same good trade. Top call of the day went to Mr E Routledge, Lynecrook, Roweltown for a pen of Texel lambs at £68. Breeding sheep met a similar trade with a good number of bidders forward. Top price was £102 from Mr A T Bainbridge, Little Musgrave Farm, Kirkby Stephen for Texel ewes.

Leading Prices: Store Lambs: Texel £68, £64, £62 Lynecrook, £62 Macey Bank Farm, £62 £60, £58 Fellside Farm, £61.50 £61 Lamonby House, £57.50 Gass Farm, Suffolk £64 Fellside Farm, £62.50, £58 Macey Bank Farm, £62.50 Lamonby House, Swaledale £46 Poole bank, £40.50 Haltcliffe Jacob £36 Punderland Farm.

Breeding Sheep: Texel: £100 (x2), £88 £80 Little Musgrave Farm

CROP SALE

Mini hestons of Hay sold to £103, £96 per tonne, mini hestons of Barley sold to £87 per tonne, mini heatons of Wheat sold to £79, £78 per tonne, and to £17, £16 per bale. Round bales of Barley sold to £22, £18 per bale, round bales of Silage sold to £17 per bale.

CARLISLE: January 20

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle – A large show of 341 cast cows and stock bulls were presented to a large ring side of buyers from as far a field as Wales, Aberdeen and Lincoln with trade for all classes being very good throughout.

Messrs Fawcett of Silver How Farm sold the top priced Limousin cross cow for 183.5p to Mr Les Fell. Messrs Kyle of Spoutbank sold a Limousin cross cow for 179.5p purchased by Wesley Gracey. Mr David Holmes of Nutholm Farm sold the top priced Limousin cross cow for 848kg 172.5p £1462 to Mr Shaun McGimpsey. Mr Mather of Beech Bank sold two well fleshed Charolais cross cows selling for 943kg 150.5p £1419 and 945kg 149.5p £1412 both purchased by Mr Shaun McGimpsey. Messrs Cannon of Espland Hill sold the top priced Holstein cross cow for 156.5p to Mr Les Fell. Messrs Cannon also sold the top priced Holstein cross cow selling for 778kg 149.5p £1163 to Mr Shaun McGimpsey. Mr John Wood of Wragmire Bank sold the top priced Aberdeen Angus stock bull selling for 1264kg 131.5p £1662 to Mr John Robertson.

Leading Prices (price per head): Aberdeen Angus £1662 (stock bull) Wragmire Bank, Limousin £1462 Nutholm Farm, £1397 (stock bull) Whitlawside Farm, £1315 Silver How Farm, £1202 Little Orton Farm, £1195 Upper Nisbet Farm, £1147 Osborne Farm, £1146 Stubsgill Farm, £1123 High Park Foot, Charolais £1419, £1412 Beech Bank, £1133 Thrunton Farm, Beef Shorthorn £1373 (stock bull) Dumfries House Estate, British Blue £1256 Stichill Home Farm, Holstein Friesian £1163, £1123 Espland Hill, £1110, £1046, £986, £961 Baltier Farm, £1041 Arbrack, £1006 Mirkbooths, £994 Blackrigg, £981 Meinfoot Farm, £943 Red Wood House, Holstein £970, £946 Baltier Farm, £916 Park House, British Friesian £933 Croft Farm.

Leading Prices (price per kilo): Limousin 183.50p Silver How Farm, 179.50p Spout Bank, 172.50p Nutholm Farm, 168.50p Mayfield, 166.50p Osborne Farm, 166.50p, 164.50p, 157.50p, 155.50p Little Orton Farm, 161.50p Upper Nisbet Farm, 161.50p Hudscales, British Blue 165.50p Stichill Home Farm, 135.50p Silver How Farm, 135.50p Hudscales, 131.50p Low Meadows, Holstein Friesian 156.50p, 149.50p Espland Hill, 149.50p Street Head, 142.50p Blackrigg, 141.50p Mirkbooths, 139.50 Slealands Burn, 138.50p How End Farm, 129.50p Guillielands Farm, 129.50p Bolton Cottage, 128.50p Evening Hill Farm, 119.50p High Plains, Charolais 150.50p, 149.50p Beech Bank, British Friesian 145.50p Whitlawside Farm, 143.50p, 142.50 High House, 125.50p, 116.50p Croft Farm, 123.50p Dockray Hall, Blonde 145.50p(x2) Jubilee Buildings, Simmental 139.50p Gall Farm, Aberdeen Angus 136.50p Bonshawside Farm, 134.50p Miller Hill, 131.50p (stock bull) Wragmire Bank, Saler 133.50p Glassonby Beck Farm, Montbelliarde 130.50p Glencartholm Farm, Beef Shorthorn 125.50p Whitcastles Farm, 117.50p Dumfries House Estate, 117.50p Stichill Home Farm, Holstein 123.50p Kirkbarrow Hall, 119.50p Seymour House.

Prime Cattle – A reasonable show for quality were forward in the prime cattle section where 33 cattle were presented and sold to a very good trade top overall was a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Story of Jackson Rigg, Longtown. Selling to £1712.07 or 230p/kg purchased by Mr Les Fell. Top pence per kilo came from Messrs Philipson of Glebe Farm, Penrith selling top steer and heifer to 231.50p/kg purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle who also purchased top overall heifer selling a Charolais cross to £1489.88 from Messrs Hird of Town Head, Brocklebank.

Leading Prices (price per head): Steers: Limousin £1712, £1654, £1439 Jackson Rigg, £1585 Nealhouse Farm, £1581 Glebe Farm, £1516, £1475 Silver How Farm, £1438 High Knells Farm, £1426 Town Head, British Blue £1448, £1319 Durdar Farm, £1404 Jackson Rigg, Saler £1336 High Knells Farm, Holstein £1013 Howrigg Farm.

Heifers: Charolais £1489 Town Head, Limousin £1432 Glebe Farm, 1330 Silver How Farm, £1246 Blackrigg, British Blue £1372 Howrigg Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1232 Cumdivock Farm.

Leading Prices (price per kilo): Steers: Limousin 231.50p Glebe Farm, 230.50p, 210.50p Silver How Farm, 229.50p, 228.50p, 214.50p Jackson Rigg, 217.50p Nealhouse Farm, 211.50p(x2) High Knells Farm, British Blue 213.50p Jackson Rigg, Saler 208.50p High Knells Farm, Holstein 147.50p Howrigg Farm.

Heifers: Limousin 231.50p Glebe Farm, 203.50p Blackrigg, 201.50p Silver How Farm, Charolais 217.50p Town Head, Aberdeen Angus 208.50p Cumdivock Farm, British Blue 196.50p Cumdivock Farm.

Prime Bulls – A smaller show of 48 prime bulls were forward and sold to a sharper trade on the week with many of the bulls nicely fleshed.

Top bull was a British Blue cross from Messrs Hunter of Upper Brydekirk, Annan selling to £1484.52 also achieving top pence per kilo of 208.50p. Black and White bulls easier sold and topped at 176.50p/kg for a British Friesian from Messrs Reed of Croft House, Great Orton and finally top overall Black and White came from Messrs Smith of Westhills, Eastriggs to £1095.25.

Leading prices per head: British Blue £1484, £1302 Upper Brydekirk, £1362, £1332, £1256 Halefield Farm, £1250 Wragmire Bank, Limousin £1401 Strawfrank Farm, Blonde £1153, £1098 Northrigg Hill, Aberdeen Angus £1129 Wragmire Bank, British Friesian £1095 Westhills Farm, £1025 The Flatt, £992 Croft House, Holstein Friesian £1048 Kirtlebank Farm, £978 Whitefield, £955 Mirkbooths, Holstein £1027, £967 Wragmire Bank.

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 208.50p Upper Brydekirk, 193.50p Wragmire Bank, 183.50p Halefield Farm, 181.50p, 180.50p Whitefield, Blonde 195.50p, 193.50p, 192.50p Northrigg Hill, 188.50p Glenzierfoot Farm, Limousin 180.50p Low Farm, Aberdeen Angus 179.50p Wragmire Bank, British Friesian 176.50p, 169.50p(x2), 168.50p, 167.50p, 166.50p Croft House, Holstein 161.50p Wragmire Bank.

Prime Hoggs – A similar number of prime hoggs were forward, trade was sharper on the week to achieve an overall average of 185.76p (SQQ 193.45). Best export types in particular sold to extreme rates topping at £116.80 for a 41kg Beltex lamb shown by Messrs Dinsdale of High Field, Penrith selling to Bowland Foods Ltd, Preston, this was also the top price per kilo at 284.9p.

Leading prices per head: Beltex £116.80, £91.80 High Field, £106.80, £100, £92.80, £91.30 Glenmaid, £100, £97.80, £87.30 Steeley Farm, £99.30, £95.80, £93.80, £92.80, £88.80 Newbiggin Hall Farm, £92.80 Winterhope Farm, Texel £108.80, £104.80 Corrie Field, £105.80, £102.80, £93.80 Hargill House, £104.80, £93.80 Mirkbooths, £102.80, £99.80, £97.80(x2) Hobbiesburn, £98.80 Nether Ernambrie Farm, £96.80 West Cocklaw, £95.80, £91.80 Bolton Wood Lane, £94.80, £91.80 Far Shields, £93.80 Ashfield, £93.80 Flimby Hall, £91.80 Pear TreeHouse, £91.80 Newbiggin HallFarm, Suffolk £84.80, £82.30,£77.80 Albyfield, £80 Pear Tree House, £79.80 White House, £77.80 Weary Hall Style, £77 Bolton Wood Lane, Greyfaced £77 Hargill House, £75.80, £70.80 Setterah Park, £70.80 Low Fauld, Leicester £70 West Cocklaw.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 284.90p, 223.90p High Field, 273.80p, 250p, 241p, 237.10p, 214.50p Glenmaid, 248.30p, 238p, 234.50p, 222.80p Newbiggin Hall Farm, 238.50p, 229.70p, 227.30p Steeley Farm, 218.40p Winterhope Farm, Texel 278.40p, 243.60p, 241.90p Hargill House, 249.40pWell Head Farm, 242.50p, 241.50p, 229.40p Hobbiesburn, 241.80p, 223p Corrie Field, 241p Nether Ernambrie Farm, 239.50p, 231.90p, 224.40p Clea Mire, 234.50p Flimby Hall, 234.10p New Houses Farm, 233.30p West Cocklaw, 230.40p Well Head Farm, 229.50p Milton Mains, 227.80p Mirkbooths, 226.70p Pear Tree House, 223.90p Newbiggin Hall Farm, Suffolk 172.90p Weary Hall Style, 167.80p West Cocklaw, 166.70p Tedcastle Farm, 164.60p Albyfield, 163.40p Nether Stenries.

Ewes – A plainer show of ewes were presented topping at £94.50 for Texel ewes from Sandysike.

Leading prices per head: Texel £94.50 Sandysike, £84.50 High Mindork, £83.50, £77.50 Low Fauld, £79.50 Salmonswell Farm, £74.50 Well Head Farm, Cheviot Mule £61.50, £59.50, £57.50 High Mindork, Suffolk £59.50 Salmonswell Farm, Greyfaced £52.50 High Mindork, £52.50 Salmonswell Farm, £52.50, £51.50 Whinney Hill Farm, £51.50 Longhurst, Swaledale £37.50 Haining House, £33.50 The Garth, Shetland £21.50 Hawthorne Cottage.

Rams – Texel £85.50, £77.50 Longhurst, £72.50, £69.50 Pear Tree House, Leicester £67.50 Haining House Farm.

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