Livestock prices, w/e May 18

ACKLINGTON

May 14

North East Livestock Sales sold 97 store cattle and 87 ewes and lambs. All cattle mainly younger types a similar trade.

Calves

Lim strs 1040, 940 Norwoods, 1040 Howick Seahouses, Char strs 930, 880 Glanton Town, 890, 850 Great Ryle, Angus strs 840 Great Ryle, 660, 620 Belsay Barns, Blonde strs 650 Barley Cottage, Char hfrs 840 Howick Seahouses, 810 (Two), 800 Great Ryle, 805 Glanton Town, Lim hfrs 850, 830 Whittle, 700 Howick Seahouses, Sim hfrs 730, 710 Carr House.

Cattle

Here hfrs 890, 860, 830 Carr House, Lim hfrs 890, 840, 830 Whittle.

Sheep

HB Gimmers and Lambs 198 Rock Midsteads, Suffolk Ewes and Twins 187 Catraw, Texel x Ewes and Twins 180 Forestburn Gate, Mule Ewes & Twins 176 Catraw.

May 17

North East Livestock Sales sold 93 prime cattle including 22 cows, 1628 sheep comprising 176 lambs, 683 hoggs and 769 cast ewes.

Lambs- A good show forward met an overall average of £96 (216p).

Texel- 108 Watch Hill 100, 99.50 (Four) 99, 97.50 Lilburn Estates. Suffolk- 101, 97 (Two) 95 Gallowmoor 96.50, 96 Felton Demesne, 96 Watch Hill. Charolais- 96.50, 96 Grange House 96.50, 96 Low Hall 96 Abberwick. Vendeen- 96 East Dalton. Texel- 240p, 235p Watch Hill 235p 232p 227p Yetlington 226p Lilburn. Vendeen- 233p 232p East Dalton. Suffolks- 235p 220p Gallowmoor 220p Felton Demesne.

Hoggets- Flesh still good to cash. Leaner end cheaper again.

HB- 98 Elilaw 91, 90.50 Berryhill. Texel- 95, 94, 92 Wooden 92 Longlea (Hird) 90 (Two) Burmoor. Suffolk- 93, 92.50, 91.50 Ashendon (Leicester). Vendeen- 95.50 (Two) South Lyham. Cheviot- 90.50 Earsdon East. BF- 90 Ferneybeds. Charolais- 90 Angerton Broome. Texel- 200p Bank Top. Beltex- 201p Longlea (Nixon). Vendeen- 201p Tyneley.

Cast Ewes- More about but everything a good trade. Fat mules being slightly cheaper. Sheep shown from the midlands to the borders.

Huge Suffolk Ram- 210p Rashercap 136, 135 Ashendon 132 Yetlington. Tex Rams- 152 Ashendon 140 Longlea (Hird), Wauchope. Texel Ewes- 148 Lamberton 135, 125 Burn House 130, 121 Preston Mains 126 Cornhills 125 Intake. Suffolk- 130, 128 South Lyham 129 Brockholes (Duns) 128 Colliery Farm 124 Ashendon. Leicester- 126 Hole House. Beltex- 122, 120 Burmoor. Mule- 100 Redsteads 98 Ashendon 95, 94 Lamberton 92 Fenrother Lane. BF- 90 Brinkburn Hope 80 Harle New Houses 79 Watch Currock 78 Colt Park. Swale x- Aikengall (Dunbar), Longlea (Nixon).

Cattle- A mixed show forward but a similar trade throughout.

Lim Hfrs- 221.5p Chibburn 218.5p Elyhaugh 213.5p East Coldside. Sim Hfrs- 216.5p Boulmer 211.5p Kirkley Dam House. Lim Strs- 215.5p 210.5p Blagdon Burn. Lim Bulls- 203.5p 200.5p Chevington Moor, 202.5p Widdrington. Char Bull- 1648 Chevington Moor. Lim Bull- 1654, 1397 Widdrington 1588, 1452, 1404 Chevington Moor.

Cows- Limousin- 1162 (145.5p) Nesbit 1153 (169.5p) Howick Seahouses. Bel Blues- 1126, 1084 (144.5p (Two)) Nesbit. Angus- 1056 (141.5p) Colt Park 1039 (143.5p) Shieldykes. Simmental- 1045, 1027 (148.5p 147.5p) West Bolton 1034 (159.5p) Chibburn.

BORDER LIVESTOCK

week/ending May 18

Border Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, May 18, sold 126 Prime Cattle including 34 Cows; 693 Prime Sheep including 573 New Season Lambs; 136 Store Cattle and 158 Ewes with Lambs at foot.

New Season Lambs sold to 470p per kg and £98.70 per head from Eastfield of Lempitlaw, Kelso; 460p per kg and £96.60 Cornhill Farm, Cornill on Tweed and Berryhill, Berwick upon Tweed. Hoggs to 380p per kg and £79.80 Todrig, Greenlaw.

Home Bred Aberdeen Angus Cross Heifer sold to 355p per kg and £1,217.65 from Bonjedward Mill, Jedburgh. A terrific consignment of 10 Limousin Cross Steers from Newham Hall, Seahouses sold to £1,375 and 345p per kg and averaged £1,296. Continental Heifers to 340p per kg Belford Mains and Fenwick Steads, Belford. Limousin Young Bulls to 355p per kg and £1,327 Whitmuirhaugh, Kelso. Cull Cows to £1,210 and 275p per kg Stickle Heaton, Cornhill on Tweed, Dairy Cows to 260p per kg and £950 Kelloe Mains, Duns.

Store Cattle continue to sell well with numbers sold well up on last year’s sales. A marvellous consignment of 40 Charolais Bullocks sold at £1,140 per head. Limousin x Bullocks to £1,080 and Limousin Cross Heifers to £895. Two fields of aged Mule Ewes with 180 per cent Texel Lambs at foot sold at £51 per life.

WOOLER

May 15

At their fortnightly Store Sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 66 Store Cattle.

Cattle a mixed show with many final draws forward, weather and grass situation saw all classes slightly easier.

Leading Prices Per Head – Steers:- Lim.x:- £1130, £1050, £1005 Ladykirk, £985 Belford Mains, £930 Belford Mains. Sim.x:- £940 Belford Mains. A.A.x:- £940 East Bolton, £870, £865, £860 East Bolton.

Leading Prices Per Head – Heifers:- Lim.x:- £870, £815, £790, £770 Wandon. A.A.x:- £690 East Bolton. Char:- £660, £655 Fawdon Farms.

Leading Prices Per Kilo – Steers:- Lim.x:- 223.5p Fawdon Farms, 203.5p Belford Mains. Char:- 218.8p Fawdon Farms.

Leading Prices Per Kilo – Heifers:- Lim.x:- 211.7p, 208.1p, 203p, 201.9p Wandon.

May 16

At their weekly Primestock Sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 55 Spring Lambs, 175 Hoggs and Young Sheep and 128 Ewes.

Numbers tight for all classes, but trade above vendors expectations.

Spring Lambs Per Head:- Tex.x:- £94, £90 Lorbottle. Bel.x:- £92 Chillingham Home Farm.

Spring Lambs Per Kilo:- 230p, 222p Chillingham Home Farm.

Hoggs, Young Sheep Per Head:- Tex.x:- £113.50 Clarabad Mill, £97 Shipley Smallburn, £96 Shipley Smallburn, £89 North Mains of Cranna, £88.50 Shipley Smallburn, £87.50 Burradon Mains and North Mains of Cranna, £86 Shotton. Bel:- £96.50 Clarabad Mill. Chev:- £89 Branton Eastside, £86.50 North Mains of Cranna. Suff.x:- £89 Shipley Smallburn. Herd:- £86, £85 Whiterig. Mule:- £80.50 Cold Martin.

Ewes:- Suff.x: £117 Shipley Smallburn, £110 Branton Eastside, £106.50 Burradon Mains, £101.50 Haugh Head, £98.50 Haugh Head. Tex:- £109 North Mains of Cranna, £99.50 Allarburn Farm, £95.50 Shipley Smallburn. C.M:- £99 North Mains of Cranna. Chev:- £95.50 Branton Eastside. Mule:- £89 Lorbottle, £88 Shotton, £86.50 Brockley Hall. Bf:- £79 Branton Eastside, £72 Chapelton, East Tulloch. Hamp

Rams:- £109 Allarburn Farm.