Livestock prices, week ending April 5

acklington

April 2

North East Livestock Sales sold 132 store cattle and suckled calves. All classes a touch dearer.

British Blue Steers 1300, 1170, 1100 Village Farm, Limousin Steers 1200, 1195, 1160 Eglingham Village, Simmental Steers 980 Eglingham Moor, Shorthorn Steers 1080 Village Farm, Angus Heifers 1020, 960 Broome Hill, Blonde Heifers 910, 900 Shaw House.

Calves

Angus Steers 950, 930, 880 Birchwood Hall, Blonde Steers 860 Shaw House, Limousin Steers 850 (2) Birchwood Hall, British Blue Steers 780 (2), 770 Hauxley, Blonde Heifers 735, 730 Shaw House, Simmental Heifers 750 Eglingham Moor, Angus Heifers 670 Broome Hill.

April 4

North East Livestock Sales sold 68 Prime Cattle, 1559 sheep comprising 1106 Hoggs, 447 Cast Ewes and 6 Spring Lambs.

Cattle- A similar trade on the week, averaging 217p/kg.

Top Prices: Brit Blue Steers- 1817, 1814 Nesbit. Sim Steers- 1659, 1622, 1602 Eslington. Lim Steers- 1640 East Coldside 1551 Chibburn. Char Hfrs- 1418 Widdrington. Lim Hfrs- 1411 Widdrington.

Leading Prices/Kg: Lim Steers- 238.5p, 237.5p, 235.5p Causey Park. Brit Blue Steers- 238.5p, 232.5p Nesbit. Sim Steers- 226.5p, 225.5p Blagdon Burn 225.5p Chibburn. Char Hfrs- 244.5p, 242.5p Widdrington. Lim Hfrs- 229.5p, 228.5p Chibburn. OTM Angus Bull- 1505 (155.5p) Framhill. Angus Cows-1017 Abberwick 151p/kg Oakdene.

Hoggs- A strong trade with hard fed sorts in short supply never the less an overall average of 200p/kg was realised. Beltex- 110 Angerton Broomhouse 104, 102 Corneyside. Texel- 109, 108, 102 Nesbit Cottages 106.50, 106 Newham Hall 104, 101 Rugley. Half Breds- 104.50, 100.50 Southside 103, 100 Park Farm. Charolais- 104, 100.50 Snitter 100 East Dalton. Suffolks- 104.50, 103, 100.50 Birchwood Hall 101 Newham Hall 100.50 Shipley.

Leading Prices/Kg: Texel- 228p Nesbit Cottage 226p, 225p Southside 226p, 222p Old Deanham 222p Newham Hall. Beltex- 225p Birchwood Hall. Charolais- 221p, 220p, 219p Snitter 221p Intake. Cheviots- 227p Preston Mains 218p, 217p Ferney Beds. Suffolks- 221p, 219p Angerton Broomhouse 219p Birchwood Hall 217p Newham Hall 217p Howick Scar. Half Breds- 218p South Side. Dorset Down Spring Lambs- 100 Fowberry.

Ewes- Dearest Trade for a long time sold to an outstanding average of £85 overall.

Texel- 146, 120 Nesbit Cottages 141, 136 Elsdon Burn 138 Loanend 126 Rugley 123 Corneyside. Suffolks- 145,120 South Ryal 128 Nesbit 122 Thrunton 120 Edlingham Newtown. Beltex- 118 (3) Loanend 118 Bygate 114 (2) Corneyside. Charolais- 117, 115 Make Me Rich. Half Breds- 112, 110, 104 Old Deanham 110 Nesbit. Cheviots- 116 Elsdon Burn 99 Bowershield 90 High Fodderlee. Mules- 87 Middle Duddo 81 Bygate 78 Trewhitt Steads 78 Make Me Rich. Blackface- 70 Grindon Hill 64 Birchwood Hall.

border livestock

w/e April 5

Border Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, April 5, sold 446 Cattle including 62 Prime; 31 Cull Cows and 353 Stores, 824 Prime Lambs including 249 Cast Ewes.

Prime Cattle continue to sell extremely well. Aberdeen Angus Cross Heifers from Hallrule Farms, Bonchester Bridge and Fenwick Steads, Belford sold to 415p per kg. Aberdeen Angus Cross Steers sold to 410p per kg from Linkshead, Cockburnspath and Cairndinnis, Haddington. Continental Cross Heifers from Lochside Farm, Yetholm and Springhill Farm, Seahouses sold to 395p per kg (£1,762 per head).

Prime Hoggs were considerably dearer on the week as numbers became very scarce. Export weights sold to 470p per kg from Billie Mains, Duns. 460p per kg for Suffolk Crosses from Redpath Farm, Duns and North Doddington Farm, Wooler.

Store Cattle sales hit an all-time high for the number of Cattle sold farm to farm. Several annual consignments sold to the same buyers and feed lots as last year. Breeding Cattle also sold well with Cows and Calves to £1,650 and Bulling Heifers to £1,340.

wooler

April 3

At their weekly Primestock Sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 569 Hoggs and 240 Ewes.

Well-fleshed Hoggs again reaching high returns.

569 average 40.7kg at 208.3p. SQQ to 40.1kg at 210.9p

Leading Prices Per Head:- Suff.x:- £101.50 Ewart, £99 East Fleetham, £98 Castlelaw, £95.50 Todrig, £88 Newstead.

Tex.x:- £94.50, £90 Ewart, £94, £92, £90 (4) Ladykirk, £88.50 Todrig.

Chv:- £98, £93.50, £93, £91.50, £90, £89.50, £89 Ewart, £92 Barelees. GF:- £93.50 Ewart. BF:- £90, £89.50 Ewart.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Chv:- 228.8p, 228.1p, 226.8p, 222.5p, 217.8p Ewart, 216.2p Biddlestone Home Farm.

Tex.x:- 225p Ewart, 215.8p, 215p, 214.3p Ladykirk, 211.3p East Fleetham. BF:- 223.8p, 219.5p Ewart. GF:- 212.5p Ewart. Suff.x:- 203p Ewart.

Greater numbers with more flesh available, averaging £66.67.

Leading Prices:- Tex.x:- £136 (2) Ewart, £106 Branxton Moor, £103 Village Farm, £100 Branxton Moor. Suff.x:- £121 Barelees, £107 Branxton Moor, £99 Fowberry Moor, £96 Branxton Moor.

HB:- £112 Barelees. Zwa:- £100.50 Barelees. GF:- £95 Castlelaw, £91 Ewart, £89, £85 Branxton Moor, £82 Todrig.

Chv:- £72 Biddlestone Home Farm. BF:- £66 Branton Eastside, £65 West Longridge.

Rams:- Suff.x:- £125 Lilburn Estates (Ilderton), £123 Biddlestone Home Farm.

Tex.x:- £120, £117 Lilburn Estates (Ilderton). LLY:- £107 Lilburn Estates (Ilderton).