Charolais cross takes championship at Hexham

Hexham and Northern Marts had forward an entry of 1197 store cattle and suckled calves at their special March prize show and sale.

A fantastic show of cattle met a tremendous trade from start to finish and with a ring of buyers forward from as far a field as Laurencekirk in the North and Sussex in the South many would leave empty handed.

Prior to the sale the Judge and Angus and Limousin breeder Colin Hutchings, Kings Brompton Regis, Dulverston, Somerset awarded the Overall Champion to Messrs W & J A Longlands, Rusheylaw with their homebred Charolais steer which went on to make £940 and was bought by the Colin.

The reserve champion was awarded to Messrs R M & H J Lewis, Ryal Westside with an exceptional Black Limousin Steer which made £920 and was purchased by Cannon Hall Farm Ltd, Cawthorn, Barnsley