Livestock prices, w/e May 18

ACKLINGTON

May 16

North East Livestock Sales sold 86 Cattle including 29 Cast Cows, 1494 Sheep comprising, 68 Spring Lambs, 1064 Hoggs and 362 Ewes.

Lambs.

Texels- 129, 127 (two) Pigdon, 125 Gallowmoor, 119 Lilburn.

Suffolks- 125 Yetlington, 120 Lilburn, 116 (two) Gallowmoor. Charolais- 117 Pigdon.

Leading Prices/Kg: Texel- 284p, 283p, 272p Gallowmoor, 277p, 267p, 265p Lilburn, 261p Pigdon. Suffolk- 265p Gallowmoor, 264p, 263p Lilburn.

Hoggets - A whole sale average of £101 with numerous hoggs fetching over £120 each.

Texels- 140 Intake, 136, 134 (two) Wooden, 136 South Charlton, 136, 129 Birchwood Hall.

Suffolk- 134 Wooden, 133, 130 Earsdon East, 131, 128 Black Heddon. Charolais- 129, 128 Newton Red House, 128 Ulgham Fence.

Cheviots- 128 (two) Hipsburn, 127 Hemscott Hill, 127 Loan End, 127 Ferneybeds.

Blue D’Maine- 127 Highlaws, 122 Birchwood. Blackface- 109, 100 Ferneybeds.

Leading Prices/Kg: Texel- 242p, 241p, 240p South Side, 238p, 234p, 231p Birchwood, 234p Intake.

Charolais- 239p, 231p Wooden, 235p Newton Red House, 234p Norwoods.

Cheviots- 235p, 234p Birchwood Hall, 233p, 232p, 226p Hemscott Hill. Suffolk- 234p Wooden, 229p Earsdon East, 229p Ulgham Fence.

Clean Cattle - Similar trade on the week, still in strong demand.

Limousin Hfrs- 250.5p, 238.5p The Brocks.

Lim Steers- 238.5p, 235.5p Widdrington, 235.5p, 230.5p 227.5p, 224.5p Blagdon Burn, 225.5p Chibburn. Lim Bull- 208.5p Herds House.

Top Prices: Lim Steers- 1620, 1608, 1541 Widdrington, 1616, 1526, 1517 Blagdon Burn 1600, 1544 Chibburn.

Char Steer- 1560 Warton. South Devon Steer- 1538 Warton. Lim Hfrs- 1448, 1355 The Brocks.

Char Hfrs- 1225, 1208 East Coldside. Lim Bulls- 1421 Swinhoe, 1204 Herds House. Sim Bull- 1208 Herds House.

Cows - A decent show to average 140p/kg.

Angus- 1319 Glanton, 1164 Donkin Rigg, 1045 Yetlington, 1038 Eslington. Sim Cows- 1262 Eslington, 1059 The Lee. Saler Cow- 1056 Eslington.

Leading Prices/Kg: Angus- 163.5p Donkin Rigg, 155.5p Glanton, 149.5p Eslington, 145.5p Yetlington.

Simmental- 158.5p Eslington, 147.5p, 143.5p, 142.5p The Lee.

Saler- 158.5p Eslington. Limousin- 154.5p Swinhoe, 153.5p South Barlow.

Ewes - Heavy ewes easier on the week, overall average of £66.

Texel- 130, 128, 125, 106 Clarabad Mill, 122 (two) Delight Farm Cottage, 114 South Broomford, 84 West Shaftoe, 84 Loan End, 80 Tosson Tower.

Suffolk- 90 Tosson Tower, 88 Dene House, 86, 80 Black Heddon, 82 Field House, 80 Fenrother Lane, 78 South Side.

Mules- 82 Clarabad Mill, 78 Black Callerton, 77 Start Up, 72 Black Heddon, 70 Dene House, 68 (two) Houndalee, 68 Samford, 68 Field House.

HB- 88 White House, 80 Clarabad Mill, 80 South Side.

Cheviot- 80 South Charlton. Blackface- 75 Clarabad Mill, 59 South Broomford, 53 Halterburn.

Wooler

May 15

At their weekly Primestock sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 324 Hoggs and 276 Ewes.

Less flesh on show affecting returns.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £95 Holy Island (M Patterson), £94 Biddlestone Home Farm (B Dixon), £93 South Ditchburn, £92, £90 Thornington, £92, £90.50 Elwick, £90.50, £90 (three) Ladykirk, £90 Shotton.

Suff.x:- £94, £90 (two) Newstead, £87 Shipley Lane.

Mule:- £88 Ladykirk. Bel:- £82 Ladykirk. Chv:- £81 Shotton.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 205p Ladykirk. Tex.x:- 202.3p 196.2p Elwick, 200p, 197.7p, 193p Ladykirk, 194.7p Newstead. Suff.x:- 198.8p Shotton, 188.8p Newstead, 188.6p, 185.4p Shipley Lane. Chv:- 197.4p Shotton.

Smaller show of Ewes, with less flesh available.

Leading Prices:-Tex.x:- £96 Biddlestone Home Farm (B Dixon), £92 Holy Island, £85 Auchencrow Mains, £80 Ford Dairy, Elwick and Cresswell Farms.

Suff.x:- £95 Holy Island, £92 Holy Island (M Patterson), £90 Lickar Moor, £88, £84 Thornington, £85 Shipley Lane, £81 (three) Branxton Moor, Auchencrow Mains.

Mule:- £80, £70 Thornington, £72 Branxton Moor. HB:- £64 Cheswick Buildings. CHM:- £60 Biddlestone Home Farm (B Dixon).

Rams:- Tex.x:- £94 South Ditchburn.