Hexham continues strong prime averages

Hexham and Northern Marts saw all classes of cattle sell dearer on the week with steers averaging 130.5p/kg and heifers 131.p/kg. Overall prime cattle met an average of 131.1p/kg.

The top prime steers met 148.5p/kg for a batch of Blonde cross steers, with the best heifers being Limousin crosses selling for 146p/kg.

The best over 30 months animals also sold for 104.5p/kg for Limousin cross cows. Overall they met an average of 81p/kg.

A mixed show of hoggs with a large proportion of lean light sheep proved harder to sell.

Well drawn, well fleshed farm assured lambs met a strong demand and sold for more than 120p/kg to a top of 138p/kg for Beltex hoggs from Claywalls purchased by Woodhead Brothers, Colne.