Acklington Mart, September 15

Livestock prices at Acklington Mart.
Livestock prices at Acklington Mart.

North East Livestock Sales Annual Show and Sale of Breeding Sheep sold 1,487 females and 787 store lambs.

The show was kindly sponsored by Mole Valley Agriculture and ably judged by Peter and Richard Stott, Elilaw.

Champion pen Suffolk Gimmers £160 Fred Scott, Tilesheds bought by H H Taylor & Son, Benridge, 2nd Suffolk Gimmers £162 W Y & R W Ryle, South Acton bought by I Burn & Sons, Stamfordham.

Texel Gimmers £196 J K Mouatt, Newton Red House bought by A G & F M Bailes, Elwick, 2nd Texel Gimmers £184 W Y & R W Ryle, South Acton bought by A G & F M Bailes, Elwick.

1st Mule Gimmers £175 F S Vickers & Son, South Rennington bought by Telfer Bros, Make Me Rich, 2nd Mule Gimmers £172 T H Vickers, Low Hedgeley bought by W H Sanderson & Son Ltd, Bothal Barns.

All sheep shown in tremendous condition and a fast trade throughout.

Ewes. The sale included the dispersals on behalf of Messrs Creighton, Maidens Hall and A Smith & Son, Middle Cawledge Park.

Tex ½ crop 151, 150, 2/3 crop 128, 125 Maidens Hall, Suffolk ½ crop 141, 3 crop 138, 135 Blagdon Burn, 130, 124 Middle Cawledge Park, 118 South Rennington, 4 crop 118 Maidens Hall. Mules 3 crop 144, 130, 116 Blagdon Burn.

Pure Bred Texel 3 crop 210, 200, 180 Edlingham Newtown, Texel Gimmers 300, 210, 180 Roseden, 185 Startup.

Beltex Gimmers 180 Lumbylaw, Zwarble Gimmers 232, 205 Startup. Texel 2 Shear Ram 300 Maidens Hall. Gimmers. Texels 196, 180, 172 Newton Red House, 185 Startup, 184, 162 South Acton, 155 Roseden, South Rennington, Tex/Btex 166 Whitton Glebe.

Mules 180, 175, 170 South Rennington, 172, 170, 160 Low Hedgeley, 160, 155 Fawdon, 155 Edlingham Demesne, 154 Garrett Lee. Chev/Mules 152 Fawdon, 142 High Learchild, Suffolks 165 Edlingham Newtown, 162, 150 South Acton, 160 Tilesheds, 152 Fawdon.

Ewe Lambs. Suffolk 84, 80 Blagdon Burn, 80 Sharperton Edge, Warton, Rashercap, Mules 84, 80 Birtley Shield. Store Lambs. Texels 61, 56 Hawdon Grange, 60, 59, 55 Maidens Hall, 59, 57 Ammerside Law, 55 Belsay Barns.

Suffolks 60, 59.50 Hawdon Grange, Llyn 55 Ammerside Law, Cheviot 53 Woolaw, 48 Hawdon Grange, Black Face 45 Shirlawhope, 44.50 Hawdon Grange, Mule 44.50 Hawdon Grange.