Livestock prices, week ending December 30

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ACKLINGTON

December 29

NORTH East Livestock Sales sold 29 cattle and 2497 sheep comprising 1932 lambs and 565 ewes.

Ewes. Numbers short realising an overall average of £101.80.

Texels 140 East Town, 132, 126 Annsteads, 130, 127 Lawfield, 121 Rugley, Suffolk 138 Lawfield, 135 Yetlington, 130 Herds House, 129, 125 Sunniside.

Half Breds 125, 116 Brandon, 119 Glanton, Charolais 120 East Cocklaw, 117 Stamford, 116 Banktop, Beltex 125 Annsteads, B’D’Maine 114 Wheldon.

Mule 123, 108 Banktop, 108, 106 East Cocklaw, 106, 105 Houndalee, 105 Lawfield, Annsteads, Black Face 84 Hope House, 82 Lawfield, Texel rams 144, 127 Howick Estates, 135 Henlaw.

Lambs. Export well sold, plainer, heavies slightly easier.

Beltex 113, 111 Houndalee, 108, 101.50 Park Farm, 103 Glanton, Texel 106.50 East Cocklaw, 100 Stamford, 99 Wingates Moor, 99, 98 Herds House, Suffolk 102 South Rennington, 100.50, 99.50 Park Farm, 98, 97 Links Head, Charolais 100 East Coldside.

Beltex 241p, 233p, 221p, 220p Oakdene, 233p High Learchild, 231p Glanton, Texel 228p Tritlington Hall, 226p Trewhitt Steads, 224p Wingates Moor, 222p Middle Cawledge Park, Charolais 227p Houndalee, 219p Shaw House, 218p South Rennington.

Cattle. A small show well away.

Bel hfrs 206.5p Herds House, Lim hfrs 203.5p, 200.5p Blagdon Burn, 197.5p, 195.5p (3) High Highlaws, Lim blks 190p South Acton.

Lim blks 1436 South Acton, Lim hfrs 1224 Blagdon Burn, Blonde cow 954, 901 (132.5p, 125.5p) East Coldside.

WOOLER

December 28

AT their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 542 lambs and 242 ewes.

Lamb numbers similar, all classes harder to sell but trade better than anticipated early doors.

Lambs: 46.4kg – 191.3p Lambs 38-42kg – 209.1p

Leading prices per head: BFL: £125 Clennell. Suff.x: £117, £113.50, £110 (2) Holy Island, £109.50 Edlingham Newtown, £102.50 Brandon, £98.50 Holy Island.

Tex.x:- £109 Holy Island, £108.50 Newstead, £100 Lorbottle, £99.50 Middle Ord, £99 Mindrum, £96.50 Brandon, £95.50 Branxton Moor and Ladykirk.

Leading prices per kilo: Tex.x: 230p, 214.1p West Longridge, 213.8p South Charlton, 213.5p East Fleetham, 212p West Longridge, 210p Ladykirk, 209.8p Mindrum Farming Co, 209.5p Edlingham Newtown, 207.9p Roddam Estates, 207.5p Holy Island, 207.3p West Longridge. Char: 211p Castlelaw, 210.3p (2) East Fleetham.

Chev: 210.3p South Charlton (M Hall), 207.3p South Charlton. Suff.x: 204.9, 204.8p East Fleetham, 201.2p Roddam Estates.

CM: 202.3p South Charlton. Bel: 202.3p Ladykirk.

Ewes, larger numbers forward, trade simply serious, average £100.97

Leading prices: Suff.x: £134 Thornington, £128 Clennell (W Waite), £125.50 Branxton Moor and Holy Island, £120 Middle Ord, £118.50 Thornington, £115 Brockley Hall and Holy Island, £114 Thornington, £113 East Fleetham, £110 Brandon White House, £109 (2) Newstead. BFL: £130 Clennell.

Tex.x: £118 Holy Island, £116 Ladykirk, £115 Thornington, £111 Holy Island, £110 Branxton Moor. Mule: £105.50 Branxton Moor, £105 Middle Ord, £104.50 Castlelaw, £103.50 Holy Island.

Rams: Suff.x: £117 Middle Ord. BFL: £110.50 Clennell. Tex.: £107.50 Middle Ord. BF: £91 Clennell.