Livestock prices, w/e March 14

ACKLINGTON

March 10

NORTH East Livestock Sales sold 72 cattle and 2264 sheep comprising 1520 hoggets and 744 cast ewes.

Hoggets- All classes very dear. Sale overall 208p (£93). SQQ- 211p. Heavies-204p

HBx- 126, 123 Doxford 119, 114 Newham Hall. Texel- 129 Doxford 116 Bellion, Newlands Haugh 115 Newlands Haugh. Cheviots- 121 East Ditchburn 118 Preston Mains. Beltex- 120 East Ditchburn 118, 117 Watch Currock. Suffolk- 120 Stamford 119, 114 Donkin Rigg 119, 110 Banktop 115 Newlands Haugh. Charolais- 115 Garden House 114 Donkin Rigg. Vendeen- 112.50 North Lyham. Llyn- 109.50 Meadows 108 Stanton.

Mules- 101.50 North Lyham 97.50 Donkin Rigg. Beltex- 240p Watch Currock 237p 229p Woodwell 224p Howick Scar. Texel- 236p Wooden 230p Newlands Haugh 226p Norwoods, 223p 219p Cornhills. Charolais- 232p Milbourne Town 220p Ferneybeds 219p Broomhill 218p North Shotton. Cheviots- 226p 218p High Learchild 220p East Ditchburn 219p Ferneybeds.

B D’Maine- 218p Low Hall 217p Newham Hagg. Suffolk- 218p Clifton, Routin Lynn 217p Earsdon, East Coldside. Mules- 210p Routin Lynn 205p Warton 204p Bellion. BF- 210p 206p Bellion 205p Ferneybeds.

Ewes- Sale overall £90.50. Numbers short of requirements.

Texel- 140 Shipley Hill 139, 136 Weldon 135 Edlingham Demesne 132 (two) Low Hall. Suffolk- 144 Edlingham Demesne 141 136 Low Hall 140 Meldon 125 Stamford. HB- 130 (two) 124 Doxford 130, 120 Meldon. Beltex- 128, 115 Woodwell 120 Hope House. Charolais- 128 120 Middle Duddo 118 Stamford, Harewalls 116 West Hall.

Mules- 120, 110 Shipley Hill 108 Hartlaw 107 South East. Cheviots- 116 South East. BF- 89 Reivers Hall 70 Wagtail 69.50 Edlingham Demesne. Swale x- 76 Donkin Rigg 68 Carrick. Leic- 125 Northside. Tex Rams- 158 Middle Duddo 122 Rugley 120 South Rennington. Leic Rams- 158 Routin Lynn. Suff Rams- 135.5 South Rennington.

Cattle- All sorts good to sell.

Lim Hfr- 184.5p 175.5p Chibburn 178.5p (two) Elyhaugh. Sim Hfrs- 175.5p Boulmer 170.5p (two) Chibburn. Lim Blks- 177.5p 176.5p Stamford 171.5p Embleton Mill. Bel Blks- 186.5p North Rennington. Sim Blks- 170p South Acton. Lim Blks- 1230 Embleton Mill. Char Hfrs- 1102 Eslington.

Cows- Aged Devon Bull- 1187 Shipley Hill. Lim Cows- 775 (129.5p) Herds House. Blonde Cow- 720 (119.5p) Oakdene. Angus Cow- 703 (109.5p) Stamford.

March 14

NORTH East Livestock Sales sold 221 store cattle and 41 store and breeding sheep.

Cattle. All classes selling very well.

Lim blks 1000, 910 Paxton Dene, 990, 975, 910 Village Farm, Eglingham, Char blks 980, 965, 880 Village Farm, Blonde blks 910, 875, 840 (two) Shaw House, Belgian blks 985, 960 Village Farm, 720 Dene House, Angus blks 975, 850 Birchwood Hall, 840 Middle Coldcoats, Sim blks 890, 880 Village Farm, 850 Birchwood Hall.

Saler blks 820, 810 Barharrow, Fries blks 600 Barharrow, Char hfrs 940, 905 Hetton North, 890, 860, 810 East Dalton, Blonde hfrs 885, 730 Shaw House, Sim hfrs 860, 770 East Dalton, Angus hfrs 850, 710 Hetton North, 690 Middle Coldcoats, Bel x hfrs 810 East Dalton, 695 Dene House, Lim hfrs 805, 795 East Dalton.

Calves. Char blks 840, 780, 730 Redsteads, 800, 780 White House, Angus blks 790 White House, 770 Lemmington Hill Head, Lim blks 790, 770, 710 Thornham Hill, 770, 740, 700 Lemmington Hill Head, British Blue blks 630, 600 (two) Hauxley, Blonde blks 730 Shaw House, Lim hfrs 680 Lemmington Hill Head, 645, 615, 600 Thornham Hill, Char hfrs 660 Redsteads, 620, 590 White House, Brit Blue hfrs 630, 585, 570 Hauxley.

Sheep. Tex gimmers in lamb 150, 148 Beal Bank.

BORDER LIVESTOCK

w/e March 11

BORDER Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, March 11, sold 141 prime Cattle including 64 Cows, Cast Bulls, 674 Prime Lambs and 184 Store and Breeding Cattle.

Top prices in the cattle section went top Easington Grange, Belford for a Charolais Bull which sold to £1444. Aberdeen Angus Heifers sold to 300p per kg from Whitmuirhaugh, Kelso and Henlaw Farm, Wooler.

Continental Home Bred Steers from Embleton Mill reached 290p per kg and £1228. The consignment averaged £1164 per head. Charolais Cross Heifers from Fenwick Steads, Belford also sold to 290p per kg.

Prime Lambs continue to improve with handy weight Organic Lambs from Tullochallum Farm, Dufftown, Keith selling to 465p per kg and £97.65. Export weights from Cliftoncote Farm, Yetholm sold to 450p per kg also Humbleton Farm, Wooler.

Romney Lambs from Todrig, Greenlaw sold to £100.23 per head. Cheviot Lambs from Eastfield of Lempitlaw, Kelso also sold to 450p per kg. Romney Lambs from Hallrule Farms to 450p per kg.

Store Cattle are coming forward for sale in good numbers with regular buyers having to complete well for pervious lots.

Prices Yearling and Limousin Charolais Bullocks to £920. Shorthorn Heifers to £740. Belgium Blue Bullocks to 200 per kg. All sold ex-farm with no haulage to pay.