Annual ‘Newcastleton’ Blue Grey Sale

20th October 2020

On Tuesday 20th October, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Great Annual Special sale of Blue Grey In Calf Heifers, Bulling Heifers and heifer calves, which was usually held at Newcastleton Mart, saw a change of venue, due to Covid-19 restrictions, which saw the sale being held at Lockerbie Mart.

HEIFERS: One of the best trade were seen for Blue Grey cattle since the sale began. An Entry of 583 females attracted an array of new buyers as well as engraves regular purchasers from the very north of Scotland to the south of England and even into Ireland.

The sale saw averages rise a staggering £383.63 per head, realising at £1177.63 overall. Top overall call of the day was regular consignors Messrs Wallace, Farneyshields, Hexham selling a marvellous run of 28 In-Calf heifers and bulling heifers seeing a top of £2100 for a pen of four which were sold as in calf to the Aberdeen Angus. Messrs Wallace run of cattle saw the top average of the day receiving £1651.07.

Maiden heifers were seen to peak at £1480 for a pen of 6 from Messrs Dalgleish & Waugh, The Crew. Messrs Telford, Holme Head sold 10 bulling heifers to the top average of £1320.

Heifer calves were in demand for most of the day, with the dearest achieving £1110 for a pen of three from Messrs Murray, Sewingshields, Hexham. These were 12 month old calves. Messrs Robinson, Ottercops Farm, sold a pen of 7 month old heifers to £940. Messrs Murray, Sewing Shields topped this section’s average, selling 21 calves  to average £992.

Averages
In Calf Heifers
M/s Wallace, Farneyshield 16 @ £1977
M/s Robinson, Prospect Farm 21 @ £1836
M/s Laurie, Soutdean 16 @ £1684
M/s Kennedy, Barron House 2 @ £1540

Bulling Heifers
M/s Telford, Holme Head 10 @ £1320
M/s McTurk, Barlaes 12 @ £1307
M/s Pattinson, Hotbank 4 @ £1300
M/s Robertson, Becks 20 @ £1298
M/s Dalgleish & Waugh, The Crew 20 @ £1251
M/s Little, Park Nook 8 @ £1250
M/s Hogg, Milnholm 11 @ £1223
M/s Wallace, Farney Shield 12 @ £1216
M/s Murray, Stell Green 8 @ £1208
M/s Kyle, Spoutbank 12 @ £1192
M/s Moffat, Bodesbeck 7 @ £1186
M/s Richardson, High Row 2 @ £1160
Emblehope, Burngrange Estate @ £1160
Messrs Ireland, New House 18 @ £1152

Spring Calves
M/s Murray, Sewing Shields 21 @ £992
M/s Robinson, Ottercops 18 @ £902
M/s Waugh, The Row 14 @ £863
M/s Elliott, Burnfoot of Ewes 9 @ £859
M/s Moore, Softley 26 @ £820
M/s Kerr, Nether Oakshaw 5 @ £776
M/s Leach, Wintings Town 2 @ £740

Leading prices:
Heifers In-Calf: Blue Grey £2100, £2020, £2000, £1950, £1800 Farney Shields, £1900 £1850 (x4), £1700 Sourhope Farm, £1900, £1850 (x2), £1800 Prospect Farm, £1850 (x2), £1800, £1700, £1550, £1520, £1500 Southdean Farm, Luing £1850 Miller Hill, Whitebred Shorthorn £1580, £1500 Barron House Farm, Hereford £1500 Castletown Estate.

Cows & Calves: Shorthorn £1500, £1320 The Square, Blue Grey £1480 Southdean Farm.

Bulling Heifers: Blue Grey £1480 The Crew, £1450 Southdean Farm, £1450 (x2), £1400 Barlaes, £1450, £1300, £1280 The Becks, £1420, £1400, £1350, £1220 Holme Head, £1400, £1300 Old School House, £1380, £1220 Hot Bank Farm, £1350, £1280 Spout Bank, £1350 New House Farm, £1320 The Square, £1300 The Bloch, £1300 Park Nook, £1280, £1260 Farney Shields, £1250, £1220 Milnholm Farm, £1220 Sewing Shields, Galloway £1200 The Becks, Beef Shorthorn £1200 Miller Hill.

Heifer Calves: Blue Grey £1100, £910 Sewing Shields, £940, £920 Ottercops, Aberdeen Angus £970 The Square, Beef Shorthorn £900 The Square, Limousin £800 Miller Hill.

SUCKLED CALVES: A catalogued entry of 201 suckled calves were forward, to a great demand, with this section’s average up by £163.19.

Topping this section at £990 was a Limousin bullock from Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm, Langhom. Heifers peaked at £920 also for a Limosuin from the same home.

Bullocks: Limousin £990 Potholm, £840, £800, £770 Hopsrig, Simmental £950 Hopsrig, Aberdeen Angus £920, £825, £800 Mains Farm, Charolais £890 (x2), £830 The Crew, £680 The Square, Galloway £850 The Roan, Blue Grey £830, £810, £660 Fallowlees, £810 The Crew, £690, £660, £650, £645 Hot Bank Farm, £635, £600 The Row, £620, £610 Whintings Town Farm, £590, £530, £520, £460 Ottercops Farm, Whitebred Shorthorn £810 Fallowlees, £790, £690 Raeburnfoot, £770 Bodesbeck Farm, £700 Barnbarroch Farm, £680 Park Nook, £590 (x2), £500 Nether Oakshaw, £590 Hot Bank Farm, Bazadaise £680, £660, £630 (x2) Dinley Farm.  

Heifers: Limousin £920 Potholm, £730 Hopsrig, Charolais £915, £890 Potholm, £875, £780 The Crew, Aberdeen Angus £890, £875, £775, £680, £660, £560 Mains Farm,Simmental £780, £700, 3690 Hopsrig.