Livestock prices, w/3 March 4

ACKLINGTON

March 3

NORTH East Livestock Sales sold 112 cattle including 31 cows 2657 sheep comprising 1910 hoggs and 747 cast ewes.

Ewes - Farmers note - Value your ewes at Auction.

Mules - 129 S Rennington 123 Newlands Haugh, 120, 117, 110 Morden 117 Field House 113 Make Me Rich. Suffolk- 150, 141 Morden 150, 128 Newlands Haugh 142, 124 Preston Mains 140 Birchwood, South Rennington 138 Widdrington 132, 130 Thrunton. HB- 132, 118 Widdrington 130 (two) Low Hall 128 Thrunton 112 Berry Hill. Texel- 141 Hope House 126 Duncraig 116 Thrunton Red House 112 Berryhill. Leic - 140, 136 Dene House. BF (small) 68 Haugh Head 65 North Bellshill 62 Thrunton. Tex Rams- 178 Whitefield. Suff Rams - 140 Brotherwick. Highlander Rams- 130 (two) Hedgeley. Beltex Rams - 125 Elyhaugh.

Hoggets - 716 Heavies - Average £96 SQQ - 197p.

Suffolks - 112.50 112, 111 Wharf Farm (150 average £106) 111.50, 106.50 Doxford 102 Donkin Rigg. Texels- 132, 109 (two) 105, 102 Short Moor 107 Preston Mains, 103, 102 Rugley. Charolais - 110.50, 105, 101.50 Wharf Farm, 106 Donkin Rigg 100 Pasture House. Beltex -108 (two) Park Farm 103 Carr Hill 101 Corneyside. Beltex- 222p Pasture Hill 220p Bellion 211p 209p Park Farm 210p Norwoods. Texel - 219p 213p 210p (two) Rugley 218p 217p Wingates Moor 216p 215p St Margarets 210p Matfen. Charolais - 214p (two) 212p North Shotton 213p Donkin Rigg 209p Moor Hill. B D’Maine - 213p Newham Hagg. Suffolk - 209p Donkin Rigg 208p High Yarridge 207p Hipsburn 206p West Stobswood.

Cattle- Slightly sharper. Lim Hfrs - 178.5p High Highlaws, Elyhaugh 176.5p Chibburn. Char Hfr - North Hetton. Sim Hfr-174.5p Boulmer, 168.5p (two) Chibburn. Lim Blks - 174.5p 169.5p South Acton 168.5p Blagdon Burn. Sim Blks - 168.5p Chibburn. Lim Blks - 1277, 1197 Embleton Mill 1247, 1190 South Acton. Devon Bulls- 1125 Lumbylaw.

Cast Cows -Lim Cow - 1136 (153.5p) High Highlaws 994, 780 (146.5p 129.5p) Paxton Dene 799 9118.5p) Embleton Mill. Bel Cow- 872 High Highlaws. Angus Cows - 783 (127.5p) Warton.

BORDER LIVESTOCK

w/e March 4

BORDER Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, March 4, sold 149 Prime Cattle including 76 Cast Cows, 814 Prime Lambs and 164 Store Cattle.

Top prices per head in the Prime Cattle Section was a fantastic Belgium Blue Young Bull from Sharplaw Farms, Hownam, Kelso which sold for £1270.

Organic Cattle from Tullochallum Farm, Dufftown, Keith sold to 315p per kg and £1246 per head. The consignment of 15 averaged £1072. Aberdeen Angus Steers sold to 300p from Whitmuirhaugh Farm, Kelso.

Highlight in the Cast Cow section was a tremendous Holstein Cow from Kelloe Mains, Duns setting a Dairy Cow record by crossing the £1000 mark when it sold to £1007.

Other Suckler Bred Cows sold to 240p per kg Chatton Park, Wooler. Prime Steers from Embleton Mill sold to 289p per kg.

Prime Lamb section firmer with Organic Lambs from Tullochallum selling to 440p per kg. Continental Crosses from Doddington Farm, Wooler sold to 405p and £85. Roddam, Wooler sold to 420p per kg with Upper Chatto, Kelso to 410p per kg.

Store Cattle continue to sell well with prices increasing on the week. Charolais Heifers to 200p per kg and £600. Sim x Heifers to £750 for yearlings.

All sold ex farm with no haulage to pay.