Northumberland Livestock


Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:03 am

March 14

Harrison & Hetherington held their fortnightly sale of Store Cattle.

Sold 236 Store Cattle.

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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.