North East Livestock Sales sold 134 Store Cattle & Calves.
Cattle. Charolais Steers- 1300, 1285 Thornham Hill. Lim Steers- 1300, 1200 Thornham Hill, 1180, 1070 Lemmington Hill Head. Blonde Steers- 1000 White House Folly. Friesian Steers- 900 White House Folly. Lim Heifers- 1065, 975 Broome House, 960, 900 White House Folly, 905, 855 Lemmington Hill Head. Brit Blue Hfrs- 960, 950 Broome House. Angus Hfrs- 840 Middle Coldcotes. Calves. Lim Steers- 1110, 1100 (2) Norwoods, 935, 900 Lemmington Hill Head. Char Steers- 945, 935 White House, 910 (2) Howick Seahouses. Blonde Steers- 850 Birchwood Hall, 800 East Highridge. Angus Steers- 840 Broome Hill. Charolais Hfrs- 800 Howick Seahouses 740, 700 White House.
North East Livestock Sales sold 71 cattle including 10 Cull Cows, 1657 sheep comprising 1207 Hoggs and 450 Cast Ewes.
Cattle- Another good trade – peaked with an outstanding Limousin Heifer sold for £1620 (2.38p/kg) from H Annett & Son of Widdrington Farm.
Leading prices/kg: Lim Hfrs- 240.5p 227.5p Herds House 238.5p 237.5p 229.5p Widdrington 236.5p 235.5p 228.5p (2) 222.5p High Highlaws. Lim Steers- 237.5p 229.5p 223.5p Stamford 235.5p Widdrington 228.5p Causey Park 225.5p High Park 223.5p East Coldside. Charolais Steer- 230.5p Causey Park.
Top Prices: Lim Steers- 1621 Berwick Hill 1597 Widdrington 1501, 1475 Stamford 1466 Causey Park. Charolais Steer- 1546 Berwick Hill. Brit Blue Steer- 1481 South Acton. Lim Hfrs- 1620 ,1525, 1372 Widdrington 1347 High Highlaws 1262 Paxton Dene. Lim Bull- 1478 Swinhoe.
Hoggs- An easier trade than last week’s extreme rates. Well-fleshed Hoggs still good to sell. Top Prices- Texel: 108 Middleton Mill 97 East Thirston 95.5 Homilton 95 Whittle 97, 95 Old Deanham 97, 95 Grangemoor 95.5 Causey Park 95 South Side. Beltex- 100, 95.5 Pasture House 99.5 East Thirston 98.5 Small Burn 97.5 Trewhitt Steads. Charolais- 97.5, 97, 96.5, 96 Grangemoor 96 Small Burn. Vendeen- 97.5 North Lyham. Suffolk- 97 , 96 Earsdon East 96, 95.5 ,94 Charlton Hall 94 Rugley.
Leading Prices/Kg- Beltex- 244p 223p 220p 212p Woodwell House 211p Low Espley. Charolais- 225p 218p 215p Grangemoor. Texel- 222p Trewhitt Steads 220p South East 216p Causey Park 215p Norwoods 214p 211p Grangemoor 212p Newham Hagg 212p East Thirston.
Ewes- Strong and Fit ewes dearer on the week. Leaner ewes a similar trade. Texel- 135, 95 Renton & Redden 125, 108 Gallows Hill 120 Middleton Mill 120 Rugley 90 West Hall. Suffolk- 135, 125, 111 Low Hall 125 East Shaftoe 115, 96 Gallows Hill 96 East Thirston. Leicester- 120 South Broomford. Cheviot- 82 North Lyham 80 South Broomford. Mules- 82 , 72 Bygate 80 Harewalls 73 East Shaftoe 65 Stamford. Blackface- 58 Gallows Hill.
w/e March 22
Border Livestock Exchange Ltd sold 109 Prime Cattle including 34 Cast Cows; 946 Prime Sheep including 196 Cast Ewes and 184 Store Cattle.
Highlight of the cattle sales this week was the fantastic pen of Organic Aberdeen Angus Steers from Tullochallum Farm, Keith, top price for Steers was 445p per kg and £1,569 per head. Aberdeen Angus Young Bulls from Borewell Farm, Scremerston sold to 375p per kg and £1,259 per head. Continental Cross Heifers from Fenwick Steads, Belford sold to 390p per kg and £1,412.
Export weight Hoggs sold to 490p per kg from Tullochallum, Keith and £95.88 for a consignment of Texel Cross Cheviots. Suffolk Crosses from North Doddington, Wooler sold to 470p per kg and £98.70.
Store cattle easily maintained the high prices of the previous week with Limousin Cross Yearlings Steers selling to £1,135 and £1,100. Friesian Cross Holstein Young Bulls sold to £225 for 12 weeks old.
At their weekly Primestock Sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 703 Hoggs and 84 Ewes.
Hoggs met slight resistance after last week’s flying trade but all classes again satisfying vendors.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £100 Linhope Farming (Roddam), £99.50, £95.50, £95 Ewart, £94 Linhope Farming (Roddam), £92 Ladykirk and Linhope Farming (Roddam), £90 Ladykirk. Bel.x:- £100 D Donovan, Roddam. Suff.x:- £96.50 Mindrum Farming Co, £95 Ewart. Chev:- £93.50 (2) Ewart. Mule:- £90 Ewart. BF:- £90 (2) Ewart.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 230p Linhope Farming (Roddam), 226.2p Ewart, 220.5p Yetlington Lane, 214p Ladykirk, 210.5p Ladykirk, 209.5p, 209.3p West Longridge, 207.6p Ewart, 207.3p Allerdean Mill, 205.3p Mindrum Farming Co and Pallinsburn, 205p Greystonnes and Craigshouse. Chev:- 229.5p Humbleheugh, 207.8p (2) Ewart. Bel.x:- 226.9p Ladykirk, 221.3p Ladykirk. Suff.x:- 211.1p, 210.7p Mindrum Farming Co. Mule:- 204.8p West Longridge, 204.6p Ewart. BF:- 204.6p (2) Ewart.
Small show of Ewes, with little flesh available. Leading Prices:- Tex.x:- £104 Pallinsburn, £65 Cold Martin. CHM:- £75, £60. Lorbottle. Suff.x:- £65 Linhope Farming (Roddam). BF:- £59. £54 Angryhaugh, £54 Shawdon Woodhouse. GF:- £55 Linhope Farming (Roddam), £54 Lorbottle. Rams:- Tex.x:- £129, £119, £115 Lilburn Estates, £100 Shoreswood Hall. BF:- £74 Lilburn Estates.