Date: 05 October 2021 | Store & Breeding Cattle, Store & Breeding Sheep, Store Cattle, Store Sheep | Blue/Leicester, Swaledale
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On Tuesday 5th October, at Middleton in Teesdale Mart Harrison & Hetherington held its sale of store cattle along side a breeding and store sheep sale.
STORE CATTLE: A good show of 40 cattle were presented to a full ringside of enthusiastic buyers and were met with a strong trade throughout, with cattle easily matching and beating other local centres. Topping the sale was local supporters Tarn Bros, Toft House selling a Limousin steer to £1140, with heifers selling to £1070 from new consignors HW & MA Alderson & Son, Howgill Grange.
Steers: Limousin £1140, £1010, £1050 (x2), £1020, £1000 (x3) Toft House, £1120 Howgill Grange, £1050, £1000 Wythes Hill,
Heifers: Limousin £1070, £1050 Howgill Grange, £1020 Toft House, £1020, £1000 (x2) Laneside.
STORE LAMBS: A strong show of store lambs were forward to an ever-growing ringside eager to purchase quality sheep. The pre sale show took place and the Overall Champion came from MW & E Dent, Wythes Hill selling 36 Mules to £81. MB & G Scott, Greenacres claimed the Reserve position and topped this section with a pen of 27 Texel lambs selling to £85.
Messrs Scott sold a run of 150 lambs to average £81.27.
Swaledale lambs were described as being the dearest trade ever witnessed with lambs regularly selling to £45-£52. Topping this section at £52 for a run of 22 from Messrs Sanderson & Bell, Valance Lodge.
Leading Prices:Texel £85, £70 Wat Garth, £74 Prospect Farm, £85, £80.50 (x2), £79.50, £71.50 Green Acres, £78 Marshes Gill, £75.50 Sleetburn, Mule £81 Wythes Hill, £80, £78, £70 East Friar House Farm, Beltex £74, £66 Prospect Farm, Swaledale £52, £46 (x2), £40 Valance Lodge, £50, £46 (x2) East Friar House Farm, £46 Marshes Gill, £34, £26 West Underhurth.
BREEDING SHEEP: Breeding sheep were once again in high demand, with a pen of 8 3shr ewes from Messrs Bainbridge, West Friar selling to £130.
The Annual show and sale of Bluefaced Leicester’s was kindly judged by Mr Josephe Nattress, who awarded the Championship rosette to a shearling Bluefaced Leicester ram from Messrs Stephenson, Pikestone who later sold to £300. Texels topped at £450 for the 1st prize Texel from W & A Bainbridge, Laneside.
Rams: Texel £450, £220 Laneside, Bluefaced Leicester: £300 Pikesone.
Ewes: Swaledale £130 West Friar House, £100, 380 Bail Hill, £72, £58, £50 Valance Lodge,
Ewe Lambs: Swaledale £42, £38 Swarthmere
Shearling Gimmer: Swaledale £100 Bail Hill,
Vendors are encouraged to take advantage of the trade at Middleton as demand increases for all sections, please contact Auctioneers James Little 07872 840685 or Joe Bowman 07736 883670 .
The next sale breeding sheep sale will take place on Tuesday 2nd November, for ewes and gimmers as well as store lambs.