Great show and buyers aplenty

The Charolais champion at Wooler Show and Sale.
The Charolais champion at Wooler Show and Sale.

At Wooler, on Tuesday, October 3, Harrison and Hetherington held its annual Show and Sale of store cattle.

Some 604 store cattle were sold.

The show, sponsored by Barclays Bank, was expertly judged by Mr T Comber, Elwick, Belford, who awarded the Charolais Champion and Reserve again to Messrs Fawdon Farms. The champion weighed 460kg and sold at £1160 to the judge.

The Any Other Breed Champion was awarded to Messrs H N Howard and Son, Chillingham Home Farm, for a Belgian blue steer, weighing 475kg and selling at £1200 to Mr J Thompson, Smallburn, Longhorsley.

A great show of cattle was presented to a busy ring of buyers, new buyers present resulting in all classes selling readily.

Leading prices per head. Steers: Aberdeen Angus £1290, £1250, £1240 (2), £1230, £1210, £1140, £1130 Black Heddon, £1250, £1180, £1140 Titlington Mount. Belgian Blue £1200, £1190, £1050 (3), £1040, £1000 Chillingham Home Farm. Simmental £1190 Newstead, £1070 Fawdon Farms, £1060 Titlington Mount, £1040,

£1020 Brandon. Charolais £1160, £1130, £1120, £1110, £1070 Fawdon Farms, £1160, £1100, £1090, £1070, £1050 (3) Brandon, £1110, £1100, £1050 East Ditchburn. Limousin £1160, £1070, £1000 Chillingham Home Farm, £1160, £1000 Newstead, £1100 Brandon, £1080 Brockley Hall.

Leading prices per head. Heifers: Charolais: £1110, £1100 (2), £1010, £990, £980 (2) Fawdon Farms, £1100, £1099 Newstead, £1080, £1010, £1000, £980 Brandon. Limousin £1080 Newstead, £970, £960 Georgefield, £960 Brockley Hall, £940, £930 Fawdon Farms. Aberdeen Angus £1010 Black Heddon and Titlington Mount, £950 Springhill, Berwick upon Tweed and East Ditchburn, £930 Fawdon Farms. Simmental £950 Titlington Mount.

Leading prices per kilo. Steers: Belgian Blue 252.6p, 233.3p, 228.6p Chillingham Home Farm. Charolais 252.2p, 248.4p, 239.9p, 238.2p, 236.4p, 233.3p, 232p Fawdon Farms, 230p Brandon. Limousin 233.3p, 233p Fawdon Farms. Aberdeen Angus 233.9p, 232.6p East Ditchburn.

Leading prices per kilo. Heifers: Charolais 251.4p, 249p, 244p, 241p, 240.3p, 239.6p, 233.9p, 232.9p, 230.3p Fawdon Farms, 240.2p, 236.6p East Ditchburn. Limousin 232.3p, 227.6p, 222p Fawdon Farms, 220.5p Brockley Hall. Aberdeen Angus 220p East Ditchburn.