Newcastleton Two Day Annual Sale of Blue Grey Cattle

23rd October 2019

On Tuesday 22nd October, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Great Annual Special sale of Blue Grey heifers and Wednesday 23rd saw Blue Grey, Galloway and Continental bullocks go under the hammer at Newcastleton Mart.

DAY ONE

A catalogued entry of 608 Blue Grey heifers attracted a large crowd of buyers from as far north as Inverness, and as far south as Cornwall. A buoyant trade was received for all classes of stock throughout.

Heifer with calves at foot led the day’s trade at £1900 for a Blue Grey heifer with Aberdeen Angus cross calf at foot from Messrs TR & KM Wallace, Farney Shields, Hexham.

Leading the in calf heifer section was also Farney Shields, with heifers in calf to the Aberdeen Angus selling to £1700 each for a pen of four.

Two special awards were a new feature to the sale, and were capably judged by Mr James Ions, High Thorneyburn.

The best pen of 4 or more Bulling heifers received The Rob Armstrong Memorial Trophy, which was awarded to Messrs A & A Hogg & Son, Milnholm, for their pen of six tremendous heifers, which later sold to £1200, topping the bulling heifer section.

A & A Hogg, Milnholm – Winning the Rob Armstrong Memorial Trophy for best pen of Bulling Heifers

Winning the best group of heifer calves and receiving the Karen Telford Herbert Memorial Trophy was Messrs TD & M Moore & Son, Softley Farm, these seven month old heifers sold to £550.

TD & M Moore & Son, Softley Farm – Winning the Karen Telford Herbert Memorial Trophy for best pen of heifer calves

Out with the show, the heifer calves sold to £570 for a pen of five 5-7 month olds from Robinson Ottercops Ltd, Kirkwhelpington.

Leading prices:
Heifers with Calves: £1900, £1600 Farney Shields.

Heifers in-calf: £1700 (x4), £1680 (x4), £1650 (x4), £1550 (x4), £1500 (x4) Farney Shields, £1580 (x5), £1550 (x5), £1500 (x5), £1400 (x4) Beanley Farm, £1500 (x2), £1480 (x7), £1460 (x3) Sourhope Farm, £1450 (x2) Nickies Hill Farm, £1420 (x3) Southdean Farm.

Bulling Heifers: £1200 (x6), £900 (x3) Milnholm Farm, £1120 (x3) Old School House, £1050 (x2) Sewing Shields, £1020 (x2) Hot Bank Farm, £1000 (x4) Barlaes, £1000 (x3) Holme Head, £1000 (x4), £920, £900 (x2) Spout Bank, £980 (x4) Southdean Farm, £970 (x4) (Sal x Gal) Miller Hill, £940 (x4) Dykecroft Farm.

Heifer Calves under 10 months: £570 (x5), £560 (x8) Ottercops Farm, £560 (x2), £520 (x2) Blackhall Ewes, £560 (x4) Sewing Shields, £550 (x5), £540 (x5) Softley Farm, £550 (x2), £540 Nether Oakshaw.

 

DAY TWO
The Annual sale of 260 Blue Grey and Galloway bullocks, and continental cross calves were forward.

An exceptionally strong crowd of buyers were present ensuring a great trade across the board. Topping the sale at £910 was a Simmental bullock consigned by Messrs Paterson, Hopsrig. Topping the Blue Grey bullocks at £670 was a great pen of three from Messrs Ions, High Thorneyburn.

An excellent run of suckler bred Limousin cross calves from Messrs Aitchison, Douglas Square sold to average a £725. Another great run of 13 Blue Grey and Galloway calves from Messrs Pattinson, Hot Bank sold to average £495.

Trade was greatly improved on the year and many more could have been sold to the Vendors advantage.

Leading Prices:
Steers: Simmental £910, £810 Hopsrig, £380 Rossville, Beef Shorthorn £875, £825, £755, £725 Kirndean, Limousin £850, £580 Hopsrig, £750, £700 Douglas Square, Aberdeen Angus £830, £803, £785, £780, £750 Mains Farm, Galloway £770 The Roan, £705 High Thorneyburn, £500, £490, £430 Hot Bank Farm, Blue Grey £670 High Thorneyburn, £640 Nether Oakshaw, £580 Aigden Farm, £555, £470, £460, £450 Hot Bank Farm, £520, £515, £485, £470 Softley Farm, £510 Hot Bank Farm, £490 (x2), £450, £395 Blackhall, £485, £440, £430, £390 Ottercops Farm, £450 The Row, £380 Cooms, £360 Whintings Town Farm.

Heifers: Limousin £760, £750 Haining House Farm, £760 (x3), £700, £640 Douglas Square, £610 Lees Hall Farm, £610 Hopsrig, Simmental £750, £730 Hopsrig, Aberdeen Angus £670, £630 (x2), £610 Mains Farm.