Livestock prices, w/e May 10

ACKLINGTON

May 9

North East Livestock Sales sold 82 prime cattle including 33 cast cows 1733 sheep comprising 1317 hoggs, 15 lambs and 401 cast ewes.

Lambs- Suffolks- 123.50, 116 Herds House 120 (two) 115.50 South Rennington. Texels- 115 Herds House. Texels- 281p Herds House. Suffolks- 267p 258p Herds House 258p South Rennington.

Hoggets- Flesh and weight a marvellous trade but leaner sorts’ still shown and more difficult to cash.

Texels- 126, 125, 123 Wooden 126, 119 Corneyside 125, 123 Whittle (Lough), 122 Intake. Charolais- 126, 17 Low Hall 124, 117 Pigdon 119 Smallburn. Suffolk- 122 (2), 120, 119, 118,117 Wooden, 119 Birchwood 118 Earsdon East. Cheviots- 113.50 Grange Moor 113 Birchwood. Mules- 110 Hemscott Hill, Pigdon. Texel- 232p 221p Grangemoor 230p 229p 228p 225p (2) Corneyside 227p 221p Southside 222p Norwoods. Cheviots- 221p Hemscott Hill 220p Birchwood. Charolais- 221p 219p Low Hall. Suffolk- 220p Grangemoor 218p Smallburn.

Cast Ewes- Lots more lean sorts forward. Similar again to average £65.

Texel Rams- 128, 122 Intake. Suffolk Ewes- 128, 118, 108 East House 120, 108 Herds House 116 Boulmer 104 Whittle (Mavin), Loan End. Texels- 118 Loan End 110 Crookdene 106 Craster.

B D’Maine- 112, 100 New Shorestone. HB- 108 White House. Mules- 80 Make Me Rich 78 (2) Field House, Whittle 76 New Shorestone. BF- 70 East House 65 Craster 60 Ewesley, East High Ridge. Cheviots- 86 West Bolton.

Cast Cows- A better show dearer- to average 142p overall £930plus.

Simmental- 1276 (164.5p) The Lee. Limousin- 1129, 1110 (158.5p 154.5p) Hemscott Hill 1092 (149.5p) Abberwick. Angus- 1056, 1050 (149.5p 148.5p) Alnham 1042 (148.5p) Shipley Hill. Blue x Cow- 1020 (157.5p) East House.

Cattle- Similar on the week

Lim Strs- 1705, 1655, 1615 Nesbit. Charx- 1616, 1600 Warton. Blonde Str- 1600 Causey Park. Lim Hfrs- 1474, 1453, 1323 Chibburn 1422 The Brocks. Lim Hfrs- 248.5p 234.5p The Brocks 236.5p Elyhaugh 232.5p Chibburn 227.5p (two) Blagdon Burn. Lim Strs- 234.5p 225.5p Eslington Park 228.5p 225.5p (two) Nesbit 222.5p South Acton.

May 13

North East Livestock Sales sold 203 Store Cattle and Suckled Calves. Another good show with all classes selling well.

Calves. Charolais Steers- 1225, 1000 Glanton, 1090, 990, 970 Howick Seahouses, 945, 930 Low Hall. Limousin Steers- 1115, 1110, 960 Annsteads, 800 Eastwoods. Lim Bulls- 790 East Highridge. Limousin Heifers- 1120, 1020 Annsteads, 920, 860 Eastwoods, 865, 770 Birchwood Hall, 725 South Barlow. Brit Blue Hfrs- 1100 Glanton, 980, 970 (two) Annsteads. Charolais Heifers- 1000 Glanton, 890, 830 Howick Seahouses. Angus Hfrs- 950, 880 (two), 870 Birchwood Hall, 790 Cockle Park.

Cattle. Limousin Heifers- 1170, 1100, 1095, 1050 Elyhaugh, 950 Hill head, 945 East Highridge, 910, 900 Hazon House. Angus Hfrs- 1160, 1100, 1080 Birchwood Hall, 980 Broome House. Lim Steers- 1100 Hill Head.

BORDER LIVESTOCK

w/e May 10

Border Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, May 10,sold 104 Prime Cattle, 39 Cows; 290 Store Cattle; 690 Prime Sheep and 360 Cast Ewes.

A tremendous consignment of 37 Organic Cattle from Tullochallum, Keith sold to £2,065 and averaged £1,780.80 per head. Home bred Continental x Heifers from Easington Grange, Belford sold to 401p per kilo for Charolais x. Veal Calves to £816 for 10 month old Black & Whites.

New Season Lambs were forward in small numbers owing to the poor weather, prices: Lochside, Yetholm to 515p per kilo and £113.30 per head. Cheviot x Mule Hoggs sold to 500p and £100.80 Clarilaw Farm, Melrose; Texel x from Reaveley Greens, Powburn to 460p.

Store Cattle sold extremely well from farm to farm with the numbers of native cattle increasing weekly.