Livestock prices, week ending October 30

ACKLINGTON

October 24

NORTH East Livestock Sales show and sale of 402 store cattle and calves was sponsored by Carrs Billington and the Simmental Cattle Society and judged by Sinclair Robson, Haggerston.

Best Simmental forward was a steer from M Jordon & Son, Tughall Grange realising £1260 to WM Davy, Warton. First Limousin steer calf £1000 Stonecroft, second 960 Glanton Town, first Char heifer calf £1120 Hetton North, second 960 Trewhitt Steads, first Simmental steer £1260 Tughall Grange, second 1010 St Margarets, first Limousin heifer 980 St Margarets, second 900 St Margarets.

Calves. Lim strs 1010, 990, 960, 910, 900 The Lee, 1010, 980 St Margarets, 1000, 990, 930 Stonecroft, 960 Glanton Town, Angus 1000, 900 Alnham, 770 Newbarns, Char 930, 910 Thornham Hill, 880 White House, Simmental 880 Routin Lynn, 850 West Rennington, Bel Blue 800, 770 Hauxley, Lim hfrs 800 Glanton town, 790 Hope House, Char hfrs 890, 870 White House, 850, 740 Thornham Hill, Sim hfrs 810, 700 Low Trewhitt, British Blue 770 (two), 750 Hauxley.

Cattle. Sim strs 1260, 1210 Tughall Grange, 1160, 1000 (two) Low Hedgeley, 1040 Healeycote, 1020, 990 Eglingham Moor, Angus strs 1220, 1170 (two), 1130, 1100 Tughall Grange, 1010, 950 Colt Park, 1000, 960 (two) Hetton North, 940, 930 Birchwood Hall, Char strs 1100, 1090, 1060 Low Hedgeley, 1090 (two) Hetton North, 1070 White House, 1020 Colt Park, Lim strs 1140, 1110, 1070, 1010 Paxton Dene, 1040, 1020 Healeycote, Here strs 1200, 1170 Tughall Grange, Blonde strs 1090 Chapel Lands, Shorthorn str 970, 960 Healeycote, Fries str 730 Boulmer, Char hfrs 1120, 1060, 980 Hetton North, Lim hfrs 980, 900 St Margarets, 960, 930 Trewhitt Steads, BB hfrs 990 (two), 950 Dunsheugh, Here hfrs 960 Tughall Grange, Sim hfrs 940, 860 Eglingham Moor.

October 27

NORTH East Livestock Sales sold 109 prime cattle including 48 cast cows and 4179 sheep comprising 2965 lambs and 1214 cast ewes.

Ewes- Average £80 Overall.

Texel- 117, 107, 100 East Town Farm 116, 100 Watch Currock 112 (two) West Moor Houses 105 Halton Red House 104, 101 Hollin Hall. Suffolk- 105 Chester Hill 104 Gallow Moor 100 Newham Hall 97 Halton Red House.

Mule- 91, 88 Halton Red House 86 Springhill 84 Unthank 82 Watch Currock. BF- 75, 74 Carrick 75 Hollin Hill 70 Broomhall. Swale- 69 Linhope, Unthank 68 Blackhalls. Char- 103 West Moor Houses 101 Halton 97 Well Hill. Beltex Rams- 132 Low Espley. HB- 99 Causey Park.

Lambs- Texel- 90, 86.50, 86 South Carter Moor 89, 87.50 Fenham Hill 88, 86.50, 88 Bolton PO 87.50 Longlea. Beltex- 87 Preston Mains 86.50 Low Espley 85.50 Thrunton Red House 85 (two) Howick Scar, Herds House 84 Matfen. Charolais- 87.50 East Newham 87 (two) Sunniside, Mickley Moor. Vendeen- 87 Craigs House.

Suffolk- 86.50 Park Farm 86 Warton, South East, 85.50 Blagdon Burn. Mules- 77 Low Hall. Beltex- 216p Low Espley 214p 199p Stanton 207p 201p Herds House 200p 194p Matfen. Texel- 200p Newham Hall 199p 193p Shaw House 196p High Learchild 195p (two) Trewhitt Steads. Charolais- 199p Moralees 195p Windyside 193p Pasture House.

Cattle- A moderate show well sold.

Lim Hfrs- 213.5p (two) 211.5p 210.5p 207.5p 206.5p High Highlaws. Sim Hfrs- 204.5p Goswick. Lim Strs- 205.5p East Coldside 200p Causey Park 198.5p West Hall. Lim Bull – 203.5p Elyhaugh. Lim Strs- 1414 West Hall. Lim Hfrs- 1300 High Highlaws. Char Bull- 1700 Thrunton 1406 Low Burradon.

Cows- A good show averaging £925 (138p)

Charolais- 1393, 1253 (159.5p 147.5p) Thrunton. Angus- 1310, 1136, 1074 (152.5p 146.5p 143.5p) Great Ryle 1240,1016 Alnham. Limousin- 1251 (151.5p) Chollerton 1005 Gt Ryle. Simmental- 1170, 1052 (152.5p 151.5p) Birchwood. Shorthorn- 1066 (142.5p) North Swinhoe, East Ditchburn.

WOOLER

October 26

ATt their weekly Primestock Sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1139 Lambs and 560 Ewes.

Lambs, quality was poorer on the week with quality sorts commanding a premium. Lambs sold to £83.50 for 53kg Suffolks from Castlelaw and to 194.6p per kilo for 10 Texels from Ladykirk Farms weighing 37kgs.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £81.50 Castlelaw, Edrom Mains, £80.50 Titlington Mount, £80 Lorbottle, £79.50 Lowick Moorhouse, £79 Wandon. Bel:- £74 Chillingham Home Farm. Suff.x:- £83.50, £82.50 Castlelaw, £81 Branton Eastside, £80 Newstead, £79.50 Wandon, £79 Berryhill. Char.x:- £75 Wandon. Chev:- £76 Branton Eastside. Vend:- £77 South Lyham. BF:- £69 Branton Eastside. Mule:- £81 East Haugh.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 194.6p Ladykirk, 191.7p Branton Eastside, 190.5p Yetlington Lane, 190p Barmoor Red House. Bel:- 191.4p Moss Hall. Suff.x:- 189.7p Ladykirk, 185.9p, 181p Cockhall, 181p Titlington Mount. Char.x:- 187.5p Ladyflat.

Ewes, 100 per cent increase on the week, all classes selling at premium rates, overall average for 560 being £76.33.

Leading Prices:- Tex.x:- £107 Wandon, £105 Village Farm, Seahouses, £98.50 Newstead. Suff.x:- £118 Wandon, £112, £105.50 East Fleetham, £106.50 Newstead, £103 Yetlington Lane, £101 Kettleburn. Mule:- £80 Berryhill, £79 Barmoor Red House. HB:- £104.50 Wandon. Chev:- £93 Kettleburn, £81 Biddlestone Home Farm. BF: £69.80 Chillingham Newtown, £68.50 Titlington Mount, £68 The Hagg and Blackmountain Farms, £67 Great Ryle. Suffolk Rams sold to £151.

November 1

AT their fortnightly Store Sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 99 Store Cattle.

A large ring of buyers ensured all classes maintained late high rates, more could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Leading Prices Per Head - Steers:- Sim.x:- £1095 Titlington Mount, £1005 Ingram, £940, £910, £900 Titlington Mount. A.A.x:- £980 Titlington Mount, £900, £895, £870, £850 Shawdon Woodhouse, £840 Berryhill. Char:- £940 Barmoor Red House. Longhorn.x:- £940, £910, £880 Titlington Mount.

Leading Prices Per Head – Heifers:- Sim.x:- £910, £860, £820 Titlington Mount. A.A.x:- £850 Shawdon Woodhouse, £820 Titlington Mount. Longhorn.x:- £820, £780 Titlington Mount.

Leading Prices Per Kilo – Steers:- Char:- 230.5p, 227.3p 225.4p, 222.9p, 219.5p, 205.4p Fawdon Farms. Lim.x:- 225.3p Fawdon Farms. A.A.x:- 209.5p, 204.6p The Hagg, 203.8p Shawdon Woodhouse.

Leading Prices Per Kilo - Heifers:- Char:- 229.3p, 206.2p, 192.2p Fawdon Farms. Lim.x:- 191.1p, 187.5p Fawdon Farms. A.A.x:- 182.6p Titlington Mount, 180p Shawdon Woodhouse. Sim.x:- 180.5p Titlington Mount.