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Darlington Auction Mart from 7th September 2017

Thursday 7th September

Darlington Auction Mart had forward:

145 Bulls sold to 236ppk & £1817
30 Steers sold to 247ppk & £1724
84 Heifers sold to 272ppk & £1521
2344 Lambs sold to 223ppk & £101
809 Cast Ewes & Tups sold to £98
11 Prime Pigs sold to 116ppk & £88

Bulls – A fantastic trade, with all classes sharper on the week, in particular the heavyweights. Top price was 236ppk for a Limousin consigned by J A Matten & Sons, Avenue Grange, he realised £1656. J A Matten & Sons also had forward the lead grossing bull, a British Blue which realised £1817, both were purchased by Worsley Wholesale Butchers.

Bulls – Top prices per kilo 236 233 J A Matten & Sons. 236 232 222 216 Waterloo Farms. 233 229×2 228 220 218×2 217 A G Watson & Sons. 232 229 J H & D Wise. 230×2 224 223 T W Clark. 229 219 J H & M Brown & Son. 227 219 JK & CE Farming Ltd. 226 224 221 220 J A & M Boyes Ltd. 224 T N Hodgson & Sons. 224 223 215 L R Welsh & Co. 224 221 213 AS & SM Kemp. 222 L S Staley. 220 218 J&A&DA Horn. 220×2 210 R A Patterson & Son. 214 213 F & JS Gargett. 213 212 L W Martin.
Lead Grossing Bulls £1817 £1656 J A Matten & Sons. £1779 £1731 J H & D Wise. £1734 £1668 £1663 £1647 J A & M Boyes Ltd. £1727 £1689 £1651 £1628 £1611 £1605 Waterloo Farms. £1679 £1650 W J & A Bowes & Sons. £1672 American Squeeze Crush. £1671 £1668 £1659 £1651 £1631 £1608 A G Watson & Sons. £1660 £1638 J H & M Brown & Son. £1658 L S Staley. £1597 T W Clark & Son. £1593 F & J S Gargett. £1585 J J Horn. £1576 JK & CE Farming ltd. £1569 AS & SM Kemp.£1591 L R Welsh & Co.

Friesian Bulls – Top prices per kilo 190 181 176 J M Atkinson. 186 JK & CE Farming Ltd. 179 177 176 170 J Stanwix & Sons. 178 175 J C Simpson. 176 167 R Hall & Son. 164×2 G W Dobson & Son. 162 146 145 G Bird & Sons. 162 J Musgrave. 158 153 M J Hutchinson.

Lead Grossing Friesian Bulls £1190 £1085 J C Simpson. £1181 JK & CE Farming Ltd. £1170 £1041 G W Dobson & Son. £1155 £1082 £1029 J M Atkinson. £1096 £1045 R Hall & Son. £1072 £1047 £973 £958 J Stanwix & Sons. £994 £925 £859 G Bird & Sons. £991 J Musgrave. £913 M J Hutchinson.

Clean Cattle – As with the bulls all clean cattle dearer on the week, many more could have been sold to vendors advantage. Top price was 272ppk for a Limousin Heifer consigned by Ponteland Farmer M F Hall, Woodhill Farm, she realised £1332 and was purchased by Worsley Wholesale Meats. The lead grossing clean beast was a Limousin Steer consigned by AS & SM Kemp, Whitwell Farm, he realised £1724 and was purchased by John Penny & Sons, Rawdon.
Steers – Top prices per kilo 247 245 243 240 236 JL Marks. 233 231 229 224 218 AS & SM Kemp. 229 227 205 J E Beadle & Son. 225 217 210 G E Patterson & Son. 222 K & A Harker. 222 K Hirst. 221 212 CM & TF Seymour. 214 G W & L Marsay. 213 J R Spink.

Lead Grossing Steers £1724 £1619×2 £1609 £1591 AS & SM Kemp. £1648 £1580 £1461 J E Beadle & Son. £1558 £1406 £1371 G E Patterson & Son. £1445 £1394 £1390 £1303 £1279 JL Marks. £1389 K & A Harker. £1320 J R Spink. £1253 CM & TF Seymour.

Heifers – Top prices per kilo 272 257 254×2 247 233 M F Hall. 262 B Walker. 259 240 239 236 J Layfield. 259×2 250 248×2 244 241 K Hirst. 257 256 247 245 244 J E Suddes & Son. 255 244 American Squeeze Crush. 247 243 P & J H Davison. 245 242 W Swinbank & sons. 244 240 232 J Allison & Sons. 244 A & MJ Henshaw. 244 D H Lawson. 243×2 K & A Harker. 240 233 J R Spink. 238 233 230 R O Gilson. 238 J L Gill & Son. 236 234 G F Tuer.

Lead Grossing Heifers £1521 £1472 £1325 £1312 J E Suddes & Son. £1514 J Layfield. £1450 £1361 G F Tuer. £1445 £1427 £1372 £1334 £1329 K Hirst. £1442 £1392 £1332 M F Hall. £1389 £1384 J R Spink. £1372 W Swinbank & Sons. £1363 £1354 £1318 R O Gilson. £1360 K & A Harker. £1350 £1312 A & M J Henshaw. £1332 B Walker. £1322 J Allison & Sons. £1309 J L Gill & Son. £1305 M Ord & Sons. £1299 P & J H Davison. £1297 American Squeeze Crush.

Lambs – Trade as expected, in line with the national trend was easier on the week. Top price was 223ppk for a pen of Texel Lambs consigned by W Swinbank & Sons, Greystones, they realised £98 and were purchased by R Skelton, Maryport. The lead grossing lambs were also a pen of Texels consigned by Hexham Farmer B A Swallow, Dukesfield Hall, they realised £101 and were purchased by J A Jewitt Ltd, Spennymoor

Lambs – Top prices per kilo 223 W Swinbank & Sons. 220 201 196 I M Maughan. 219 213 198 D E & I Lovegreen. 219 212 211 196 J D Brannen. 218 215 208 202 B A Swallow. 216 W E Frank & Son. 216 211 199 G Thompson & Sons. 214 207 206 N G Beveridge. 213 196 R I Jones. 208 J & A Layfield. 206 W R Thompson. 206 D Barron. 205 C H Tindale. 204 J Beaumont. 202 199 KJ & SS Bell. 201 K & PM Lough. 197 J H & J Raper. 196 F & J S Gargett. 195 J H Johnson. 194 D W & A Appleton.

Lead Grossing Lambs £101 £91.50 B A Swallow. £98.50 £90.50 D E & I Lovegreen. £98.50 W E Frank & Son. £98 £94 W Swinbank & Sons. £97 £92.50 KJ & SS Bell. £97 £96 £92.50 G Thompson & Sons. £97 £93 £91 J D Brannen. £97 £92 D & P H Brown. £97 A Wilson. £95 M J Hutchinson. £93 J Beaumont. £92.50 I M Maughan. £92 F & J S Gargett. £92 N G Beveridge. £90.50 K & PM Lough.

Cast Ewes & Tups – Less numbers about this week, but trade would remain similar for all types.Top price was £98 for a Texel Ewe consigned by N White, Barf House, which was purchased by Yorkshire Halal.

Lead Grossing Cast Ewes & Tups £98 £95 £91 £79 N White. £95 £90 £89 £79×3 D Barron. £94 £81 K Mowbray. £93 N Swinbank. £91 £90 £81 B A Swallow. £90 £88 C Dinsdale. £90 £85 H T Davies & Ptnrs. £90 D W Robinson. £89 J R Mann. £88 R A Patterson. £88 £85 R M Guy. £86 W Swinbank & Sons. £86 £83 J V Hodgson & Son. £85 £80 J W Richardson. £85 £82 M J Hutchinson. £83 I M Maughan. £82 WH & DM Curtis. £82 R I Jones. £80 C & M Burnett. £79 T & AE Miller.

Prime Pigs – Top prices per kilo 116 90 J Mitchell & Son.

Lead Grossing Prime Pigs £88 J Mitchell & Son. £80 R H Gray.

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Sheila Hogarth retirement.

Office Manager: Sheila Hogarth

Sheila Hogarth - Office Manager

 A valued and long-serving employee of the Weardale Gazette has retired.

Sheila Hogarth who has worked at the newspaper offices for 28 years has decided to call it a day. She began her marathon career in 1989, just two years after the community paper was founded. She shared a tiny office in a portable building in the grounds of Eastgate Cement Works, working alongside Maureen Thomas and the then editor, Phil Sewell from Rookhope, and later Tom Ayre from Lanehead.

A former employee of the old Weardale rural District Council, a mother of two – and an attentive grandmother – used her typing and office skills to help the Gazette survive in the early days. She became the stalwart of the company that was eventually formed and her knowledge of the Dale and its people have been invaluable.

All of the team will miss Sheila very much. Anita Atkinson says; “There’s not much Sheila doesn’t know about the Dale, its recent history and its inhabitants – she is related to most of them!”

Sheila was born in Stanhope, a farmer’s daughter and the youngest of nine children. Sheila is married to Ronald, one of a large family originally from Rookhope.  She said, “The last 28 years at the Weardale Gazette have been happy times.  I am going to miss the customers popping in and everyone I work with; the directors, past and present, especially Maureen. They have been a joy to work with and they have given me help whenever I have needed it. It has been a roller coaster ride with no two days alike.”

Sheila is celebrating her retirement with a holiday in Scotland with family, friends and four dogs! She also has a cruise booked for later in the year. “Ronald and I are going to do whatever we want and enjoy retirement,” said Sheila.

Weardale Gazette Director, Maureen Thomas states: “I’m proud to call Sheila a friend. She has been the most conscience and reliable employee any company could wish for.”

We wish her, Ronald and all the family, the very best for the future. We will miss you, Sheila!

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New Emails

Please note our new email addresses are:

Editor                                        Anita Atkinson         anitaatkinson128@btinternet.com

Publication Designer             Lisa Parkin                lisawp@weardalegazette.co.uk

Accounts                                   Christine Craig         christinewp@weardalegazette.co.uk

Advertising and Marketing   Dawn Emery             weardalegazette@outlook.com

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Last minute Weardale Gazette calendars for 2017

We have a small number of calendars left in the office if anyone would like one at a reduced price of £3.50.  P&P is £1.34.   01388 527706 or email sheilawp@weardalegazette.co.uk

You can pay over the phone or by cheque ‘Weardale Publishing and Printing Co. Ltd’ and post to 6 Market Place, Stanhope, Co. Durham, DL13 2UJ.

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Happy New Year

Directors and staff wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

You can receive an online version of the Weardale Gazette for only£20 per year, that’s 26 issues.  Contact Christine or Sheila for further details.

Email:

Christine Craig christinewp@weardalegazette.co.uk

Sheila Hogarth sheilawp@weardalegazette.co.uk

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Photographs needed for Remember when?

Photos needed for Remember when?
Edition 12
THE Weardale Gazette’s ever- popular special edition of Remember when?, produced annually, is under way again and we are asking our readers to send in their photographs We would like photographs mainly from the 1960s-1990s era but older photographs will be also be considered. Photographs can be of people, events, social gatherings, views, whatever you think will be of interest to readers.
They can be sent electronically, or by hard copy. Hard copies will be scanned and returned to their owners.
If enough photographs are received then we can get the issue out for Easter 2017, so rake through your albums and send them to Sheila Hogarth, or email her: sheilawp@weardalegazette.co.uk

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Weardale Gazette Calendar 2018

Once again, the Weardale Gazette is inviting all photographers to send in views of Weardale for our 2018 calendar.

Entries are limited to two entries per person of any view of the Dale (between Killhope and Wolsingham) in colour.  We accept hard copies or digital copies.  Photographs entered by you must not have been exhibited at public events or have appeared on social media.  All photographs chosen to appear in the calendar will be credited with your name and where you live.  The deadline date for entries is Monday, 5th September 2017.  All entries to be sent to Sheila Hogarth, 6 Market Place, Stanhope, Co. Durham, Dl13 2UJ or by email to: sheilawp@btinternet.com

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Annual Magazine

The Weardale Gazette’s annual magazine will be out on Wednesday, 30th November priced £3.99.   It will be sold in most shops selling our newspaper and it is available to buy from the Gazette office or by phone or email.  Postage and packing will be £1.30. Payment can be made by cash to the office, cheque made payable to ‘Weardale Publishing & Printing Co. Ltd.’ and sent to 6 Market Place, Stanhope, Co. Durham, DL13 2UJ or card payment by phone.  Please email: sheilawp@weardalegazette.co.uk or christinewp@weardalegazette.co.uk if you wish to purchase a copy/copies.

They make good Christmas presents.

Some of the articles in the magazine include: dance bands, memories of Weardale, read about when the devil came to Edmundbyes, Wear Valley’s Men of Stone, a Stanhope stalward talks about his mining days, home-baking, and more.  Get your copy.

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Weardale Gazette Calendar 2017

Our calendar will be on sale from the 5th October from the Weardale Gazette shop in the Market Place, Stanhope or from most outlets that sell the Weardale Gazette, priced £3.90.  By post please add £1.35 for p&p.  All photographs have been taken to show Weardale through the seasons.  Because the calendar was a sell-out last year, we have printed an extra 100 copies this year.  Don’t miss out!

 

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