Beef Shorthorns top sale at Hexham

Store Cattle - Hexham Auction Mart - 27th February 2015
 
Hexham & Northern Marts offered for sale 556 catalogued head of store cattle and suckled calves at their weekly sale. For the first time in many years the weekly sale was topped by a bullock bred from the resurgent Beef Shorthorn bull and at 22 months of age this mighty example realised £1520 for Messrs Walker Bros, Satley Farm, Co. Durham selling to Messrs Foley Bros, Mirlaw House, Newcastle. Once again the noted cattle feeding family enjoyed a great average of £1419 for six sold including a second shorthorn at £1470 to Messrs Scott, Newton Villa.

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Stirling Beef Shorthorns meet strong commercial demand

Champion, Lowther Gervase at 6,500gns

Champion, Lowther Gervase at 6,500gns

13,000gns top; £5,066 average for 56 bulls

Beef Shorthorn bulls met a strong demand at the society’s spring bull sale in Stirling on Tuesday 3 February selling to a top of 13,000gns and averaging £5,066 for 56 entries sold, whilst over five more entries sold later outside the ring.

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Upsall herd dominates Skipton pedigree Beef Shorthorn highlight

The Hon Gerald Turton, left, receives the Skipton Beef Shorthorn supreme champion heifer trophy from judge Willie McLaren, joined by stockman Ian Park.

The Hon Gerald Turton, left, receives the Skipton Beef Shorthorn supreme champion heifer trophy from judge Willie McLaren, joined by stockman Ian Park.

The Hon Gerald Turton's Upsall Shorthorn herd near Thirsk – the oldest in Britain – made a clean sweep of the top honours and also achieved the leading prices at the fifth annual show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle staged on behalf of the North of England Beef Shorthorn Club at Skipton Auction Mart. (Wed, Nov 5)

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Stirling Beef Shorthorn females top 3,600gns; 92% clearance

Millerston Augusta Glint sold for 2900gns Female Champion

Female Champion: Millerston Augusta Glint sold for 2900gns

Beef Shorthorn females met a strong, level demand in Stirling on Monday 2 February at the breed society’s official spring sale where bidding peaked at 3,600gns and 22 entries sold to average £2,181 and achieve 92% clearance.

Sale leader at 3,600gns was Chapelton Sister TI +21, SRI +20, a two year old roan heifer by the 6,800gns Glenisla Banqo, out of a homebred dam by Cavans Yankee and in calf to Crichton Paddy. Bred and exhibited by Donald Biggar, Castle Douglas she sold to J Fyall, Newmachar, Aberdeen.

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Stirling Beef Shorthorns meet solid commercial demand

Chapelton Festival 6,500gns

Chapelton Festival 6,500gns

Beef Shorthorns met a strong, level demand driven by the commercial sector in Stirling on Monday 20 October at the breed’s official autumn sale where bidding peaked at 6,500gns and 90 females sold to average £2,172 and achieve over 90% clearance.

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