Livestock prices, w/e February 18

ACKLINGTON

February 17

NORTH East Livestock Sales sold 93 cattle including 81 clean and 12 OTMS, 2618 sheep comprising 1507 hoggs and 1011 ewes.

Cattle- Belx steers 179.5p South Acton. Lim Strs- 177.5p 174.5p Embleton Mill 169.5p Widdrington. Sim Strs- 169.5p East Coldside 168.5p 167.5p Stamford. Lim Hfrs- 176.5p 175.5p Boulmer 173.5p Norwoods 171.5p Annstead.

Cows- Bel Blue- 1008 (119.5p) Trewhitt Steads. Limousin 839, 824, 823 (113.5p 109.5p) High Highlaws. Angus- 827 (111.5p) Fenham Hill.

Hoggets- Again dearer. Sale highlighted with 40 hoggs to £102 from T Shell, Doxford.

HBx- 109, 105.5p Doxford 95 Whitehouse 93.50 92.50 Causey Park. Texel- 101, 100 Rugley 100, 99, 95.50 St Margarets, 97 MCP 96 Preston Mains 93 Wauchope. Suffolk- 104 (two) 97 Doxford, 96, 93.50 Park Farm, 92 Wingates. Beltex- 100, 96 Park Farm 94 South Bradford 92.50 Howick Scar. Charolais- 93.50 Howick Scar. Charolais- 93.50 East Coldside. Vendeen- 92.50 North Lyham.

Ch/Mule- 90 Park Farm. Beltex- 227p 217p 212p 211p Low Espley 211p Woodwell 208p Bellion. Texel- 222p St Margarets 215p Wingates Moor 210p (two) 208p Low Espley 211p (two) 209p Wauchope. Charolais- 223p Paxton Dene 207p Colliery Farm 206p Tritlington. Suffolk- 205p (two) Park Farm 205p Woodwell 203p Newham.

Ewes- Another good trade lean ewes especially.

Suffolk- 111 Newham Hall 109 Elilaw 107, 100 Low Hall 102 South Ryal 100 Thrunton, Prior Hall. Texel- 106 Tosson Glebe 103 West Moor Houses 100 Wauchope. HB- 109p West Hall 107 White House Folly 100 West Rennington. Mules- 87 Molesden, Longshaws 84 High Hallington 80 Fenrother Lane.

Leic Ewes- 100 Beanley. BF- 68 Weldon 64 Thrunton 63 Routin Lynn. Swales- 59 Low Leam 58 Hedgeley. Suffolk Rams- 146 Low Espley. Tex Rams- 130 West Milbourne 120 Craigs House 106 Low Leam 100 Thrunton.

BORDER LIVESTOCK

w/e February 18

BORDER Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday 18th February sold 142 Prime Cattle including 46 Cast Cows and Bulls, 900 Prime Lambs.

Prime Cattle were topped at £1168 and 302p per kg for an Aberdeen Angus Steer from Bonjedward Mill, Jedburgh to Well Hung and Tender, Castlehills Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed. £1152 per head for Steers from New Houses Farm, Hallington. Organic Cattle realised 310p with the consignment averaging £1018 per head. Cast Cows are continuing to sell well with top prices from Quixwood, Duns sold to 230p per kilo and £1,041 per head.

In the Sheep section Prime Lambs sold to 440p per kg for Organics. Texel x Lambs from Hollybush, Galashiels sold at 410p & 400p per kg also Birchwood Hall, Chathill.

Demand for Store Cattle continues to be brisk with very good returns being achieved.