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March 14

Harrison & Hetherington held their fortnightly sale of Store Cattle.

Sold 236 Store Cattle.

At the sale was also the annual show for the Robin Scott Trophy with the Judge Neil Gibson, Willowford casting his expert eye over a classy selection. The Champion was awarded to Newbigging Farms Ltd, Dunstan Hill for a Limousin Steer weighing 525kg which made £1170 to John Thompson, Smallburn Farm. Reserve Champion was a Belgian Blue Steer from Inland Pastures weighing 440kg selling at £1170 to James Allen, Longnewton.

A fantastic show of cattle were presented to a packed ring of buyers, all classes met unprecedented demand and many more could have been sold to advantage.

Leading Prices per Head - Steers: Charolais: £1250, £1180, £1080 East Ditchburn, £1060, £940 (four) Fawdon Farms. Belgian Blue: £1180, £1170, £1140, £1090, £1050 Inland Pastures. Limousin: £1170, £1020 Dunstan Hill, £1120, £1100 Brockley Hall, £1080, £1010, £1000 Branton Eastside, £1060, £1050 Inland Pastures, £1050 South Ord, £1010, £1000 Trewhitt Steads. Hereford: £1160, £1150 North Lyham. Aberdeen Angus: £1090 East Ditchburn.

Leading Prices Per Head – Heifers: Limousin: £1075 Fawdon Farms, £1020, £985 Inland Pastures, £960 South Ord, £940, £910 Brockley Hall. Charolais: £1040 East Ditchburn. Belgian Blue: £985 Inland Pastures.

Leading Prices per kg Steers: Belgian Blue: 327.8p, 300p, 267.2p (two), 265.9p, 247.4p Inland Pastures. Limousin: 301.1p, 267.2p, 253.9p, 247.4p Inland Pastures, 264.7p Fawdon Farms, 253p, 248.5p South Ord, 249.4p Brockley Hall, 249.3p, 244.6p Branton Eastside. Charolais: 264.7p, 263p, 255.4p, 246p, 241p Fawdon Farms, 245.5p, 240.8p East Ditchburn. Aberdeen Angus: 236.1p South Ord.

Leading Prices per kg Heifers: Limousin: 259.9p, 255p Inland Pastures, 246.9p, 240.4p, 231.9p Branton Eastside, 236.3p Fawdon Farms. Belgian Blue: 259.9p Inland Pastures. Charolais: 228.5p Fawdon Farms.

March 15

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 368 Hoggs and 182 Ewes and Rams.

Hoggs a very mixed show flesh easily cashed, tail end lots difficult.

Hoggs per head: Texel: £88, £78 Whittingham Lane, £81 East Newburn, £78.50 Yetlington Lane, £77.50 Newstead, Tosson Tower and Ford Westfield, £77 (two) Tosson Tower, East Newburn and Bolton North Wing. Suffolk: £83.50 (two), £81 Brandon. Mule: £78 East Newburn. Cheviot: £73.50 Humbleheugh. Beltex: £73 East Newburn.

Hoggs per kilo: Texel: 208.1p, 194.9p, 186.7p Tosson Tower, 189p, 182.9p Ford Westfield, 180.6p Ashcraig, 180p West Longridge. Beltex: 190.1p Yetlington Lane.

Cheviot: 183.8p Humbleheugh. Ewes simply very dear Ewes: Texel: £117.50 Ashcraig, £108, £95, £90 The Hagg, £95 Newstead, £92 Fawdon Farms. Suffolk: £107.50 Newstead, £97 Chillingham Home Farm, £95 The Hagg, £93 Fawdon Farms. Beltex: £97 Chillingham Home Farm. Cheviot: £88.50 Humbleheugh. Mule: £71.50 Fawdon Farms and The Hagg.