Livestock prices, w/e June 10

ACKLINGTON

June 9

North East Livestock sold 71 prime cattle 1605 sheep comprising 851 lambs 396 hoggs and 358 ewes. All stock well sold but short of buyers requirements.

Cattle 211.5p top, 178p ave. Cows 1168 (135.5p), 921 (123p). Lambs 117 (247p), 97 (228p). Ewes 144, 107.

Ewes- Desperately short of buyers needs.

Suffolk- 138, 134, 131 Brinkburn New Houses 138 Newham Hall 134 South Ryal 130 Blagdon Burn. Texel- 134 South Carter Moor 130 Wooden 125 Edlingham Demesne. B D’Maine- 138 New Shorestone 134 South Carter Moor. HB- 128 Thrunton 122 Bockenfield. Mules- 120, 118, 114 Ashendon 118, 110 Newham Hall 116 Wooden 115 Town Farm, Milbourne 110 Lane End. BF- 104 Duddo Hill 93 Preston Mains 89 Donkin Rigg 88 Edlingham Demesne 87 East Whitehill.

Cattle- A very mixed show forward.

Bel Hfr- 211.5p 194.5p Kirkley Dam House. Lim Hfrs- 206.5p 204.5p 198.5p Herds House 185.5p Proctor Steads. Sim Hfrs- 188.5p Herds House. Lim Strs- 199.5p 187.5p Chibburn 185.5p 182.5p Blagdon Burn. Bel Str- 188.5p (two) 183.5p Kirkley. Simx Str- 184.5p 181.5p Chibburn 180.5p Eslington. Sim Bulls- 188.5p (two) Herds House. Holst Bulls- 148.5p 145.5p Waterside 146.5p Whitehouse Folly 144.5p West Hall. Ayr Bulls- 145.5p Elyhaugh. Sim Strs- 1288 Meadows 1259 1242 Eslington. Lim Strs- 1269. 1267, 1234 Blagdon Burn. Her x Str- 1210 West Hall. Bel Hfr- 1096 Kirkley. Lim Hfr- 1084 Proctor Steads. Holst Bulls- 1143, 1017 West Hall. Sim Bulls- 1123 Herds House. Ayr Bulls- 923 Elyhaugh 905 Waterside.

OTM- Char Cow- 1168 (135.5p) Thrunton. Angus Cows- 1042, 980 (135.5p 133.5p) Broxfield.

Holst Cows- 1064, 1032, 942 (125.5 (three) Morwick. Aged Lim Bull- 1492 Bilton.

Lambs- a nice trade throughout.

Texel- 117, 115 Brinkburn New Houses, 116 South Bellshill 112 Chevington Moor, Cornhills. Suffolk- 114.50 (two) 112. Brinkburn 114.50 Blagdon Burn 114 Gallow Moor. Charolais- 114, 112 Broom Hill 113 South Carter Moor. Vendeen- 116 South Lyham 112.50 110 Gallow Moor 110 North Swinhoe. Beltex- 110 Hemelspeth. Texel- 247p 241p East Moor 245p Springhill, Chevington Moor 243p 242p Low Steads. Suffolks- 238p Airey Hill Burnhouses, Springhill 236p Nesbit.

Hoggs- Flesh good to sell, lean much cheaper.

Suffolk- 116.50, 113 Birchwood 107 Wooden 105 Plainfield. Texel- 110 Cornhills 109 Intake 100 Bockenfield, Wooden. Llyn- 114 Thistleyhaugh. HB- 110 Newham Hall.

BORDER LIVESTOCK

w/e June 10

BORDER Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, June 10, sold 142 Prime Cattle, 44 Cows and Bulls, 787 Prime Lambs including 211 Cast Ewes and Tups, 116 Cows and Calves.

Prime Cattle sold to 330p per kilo for Aberdeen Angus X Bullocks from Bonjedward Mill, Jedburgh to Well Hung and Tender, Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Continental X Bullocks from Cairndinnis, Haddington to 315p per kilo to average £1,150 per head for a pen of 15. Homebred Bullocks and Young Bulls from Whitmuirhaugh, Kelso reached 320p and 310p per kilo respectively. Belgian Blue Cows from Bowsden Moor, Berwick-upon-Tweed set a New Cull Cow Record by selling to 290p per kilo and £1,653 per head. Cast Limousin Bulls from the same Farm also broke the Cast Bull Record by hitting the Jackpot at 230p per kilo and £1,812 per head. Other Top Cow Prices from Sharplaw, Hownam at 270p and Dairy Cows from Kelloe Mains, Duns to 230p per kilo and £963 per head.

Prime Lambs were slightly easier on the week. Best quality export Lambs from Primside, Yetholm; Eastfield of Lempitlaw, Kelso and Gainslaw Hill, Berwick-upon-Tweed sold to 510p per kilo and £107.10 per head. Medium weight Lambs from Easington Grange, Belford sold to 490p per kilo and £102.80. Texel X Lambs from Goswick Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed sold to 490p per kilo.

Breeding Cattle continue to sell in large numbers for the time of year with buyers becoming very choosy, resulting in certain lots looking very good value for money. Simmental X Cows fourth Calvers with Charollais X Calves to £1,480. Aberdeen Angus second and third with Aberdeen Angus X Calves to £1,330.