Hexham champ sells for £750

Some 2146 store cattle and suckled calves were forward at Hexham and Northern Marts special May show and sale.

A packed ring of buyers witnessed a strong show of cattle of all classes. Although trade in general was easier on the week, demand remained strong for quality sorts and despite a late finish, steady trade maintained to the end of the sale.

Sale topper on the day came from Ted Fox with his Belgian Blue heifer, which sold for £910. He also sold the top priced steer, a strong Charolais for £880.

Prior to the sale, Brendan Kelly from Ballymena, Co Antrim awarded the overall championship to Alan and John Dixon, Chairdon with their Belgian Blue cross heifer, which later sold for £750.


The reserve ticket was taken by regular Hexham goer John Smith Jackson, who sold his Limousin steer for £720.


For more sale highlights check out Hexham and Northern Marts website.