The special Bank Holiday Show and Sale of 520 Ewes, Shearlings and Hoggs with lambs at foot at Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held along with the weekly store sale and cast cows saw a marvelous trade with a real buzz around the ringside from start to finish.

_DSC4400 copy.jpgMany purchasers still have confidence in the sheep trade and are buying couples as they consider that these could look good value when we come to the autumn breeding sales.

There was a great show of quality sheep on offer and the ringside was packed with buyers looking to replenish flock numbers after a record year for numbers of cull ewes sold at Darlington Mart.

The Show of Hoggs with Lambs at foot was judged by Mr Howard James of Oulton, Staffordshire.

Prize List: Pens of 5 with Single Lamb

Mule Hoggs:

1st MR D Reed, Low Lease – £200

2nd Mr R Marwood, Long Green – £202

3rd Mr R Todd, Toft Hill – £190

Texel Hoggs:

1st Mr M Robson, Prospect View – £202

2nd&3rd Mr R Todd Toft Hill – £165

Top Prices of the Day:

Mule Hoggs with Singles

£202 £188 £182 R Marwood. £200 £188 D Reed. £200 £188 David Kearton. £190 £178 R Todd. £190 £165 J&E Spry. £178 GW Dobson. £160 DW Ewin.

Texel Hoggs with Singles

£220 £205 £202 M Robson. £190 J Davis £175 HS Hutchinson £165 R Todd.

Mule Shearlings with Twins

£215 A Tunstall. £210 £200 David Kearton. £205 I Spedding. £200×2 B Storey. £185×2 J Davis

Mule Shearling with Single:

£170 David Kearton.

Mule Ewes with Twins:

£200 £180 I Spedding £188 £168 J Davis £180 x2 £172 P Coupland £172T&DI Allen

Mule Ewes With Singles:

£168 £162 £138 P Coupland.

Continental Ewes with Twins:

£245 £198 East Mellwaters Farm.

Continental Ewes with Singles:

£175 £138 £135 HS Hutchinson. £172×2 P Coupland £165 A Williamson.

 

Leading Store Cattle Prices:

Steers:£1050×3 JR Addison. £1030 JR&L Harding. £955 J Brown. £935 £915 NG Beveridge. £930 £915 D Alderson. £795 £700 T James. £795 B Kenny. £790 G Balmer £780×2 £720×2 R Colledge. £780 J Hodgson £775 £PJ Anderson. £745 £720×3 £715×2 AL Forster.

Heifers:£1090×5 £1035×4 Moor. £990 NG Beveridge. £990 JH Johnson £900 £870 JR&L Harding. £895 D Alderson.

Young Bulls: £1060×2 £980 £930×3 DW Humphrey.

Cast Cows, Lead Grossing: £1400 £990 JW Porter. £1349 £1200 £1079 £1070 £999 £949 £876 £841 C&JM Kearton. £1287 £970 P&E Ellis. £1239 £1154 £1033 Newcastle University. £1238 £1179 JB Luck. £1206 £940 JR Wilson. £1086 JW Firby. £1017 JS Richardson. £1017 DS Bridge.

Lead Pence Per Kilo 205 165 P&E Ellis. 188 180 B Pearson. 181 JB Luck 175 166 165 164 147 146 140×2 C&JM Kearton. 172 B Kenny. 170 161 JF Harland 168 159 158 155 DS Bridge. 164 MS Foord.