Hexham & Northern Marts held their special March prize show and sale when they had forward an entry of 1187 store cattle and suckled calves.
Trade was particually good with buyers reaching as far afield as Kent, Northern Ireland and Angus in Scotland.
Prior to the sale the judge and noted show goer Ewen MacPherson, Oban, Argyll awarded the overall champion to Roy Coe from Tyne Green with an outstanding Limousin steer which went on to make £1000 bought by David Todd, Wragby, Lincolnshire.
The reserve champion went to Messrs Robin and Martyn Archer, Carry House, Wark with a 10 month old Limousin heifer which realised £650 and was purchased by Sandy Brown, Reidhall Farms, Edzell, Angus.
However, the sale was topped by an unplaced Limousin x Belgian Blue steer from Eric Armstrong, Harlow Bower, this 11 month old calf made £1180.