Livestock prices, week ending September 23

ACKLINGTON

September 23

North East Livestock Sales sold 81 Store Cattle and Calves, 220 Store Lambs and 100 Breeding Ewes.

Cattle- A good trade with a strong ring of buyers.

12 Month and Over: Angus Steers- 1290 Sandylands, 940, 900 Castle Farm. British Blue Steers- 1280, 1130, 1070 Castle Farm. Friesian Steer- 900 Castle Farm. Lim Hfrs- 1100 Routin Lynn.

Calves (Under 12 months): Lim Steers- 900, 895 Houndalee. Lim Hfrs- 840, 800, 750 Houndalee, 780 Routin Lynn. Simmental Calves- 530 Hill Head.

Store Lambs- In great demand, more required on the day to meet buyer’s requirements.

Texel- 64, 59 Hawdon Grange. Suffolk- 63, 61 Hawdon Grange. Cheviot- 63, 60 Hawdon Grange. Mule Wethers- 51 Hawdon Grange. Blackface 41 Hawdon Grange.

Breeding Sheep: Half Bred 1crop- 118 Wardhead. Texel 1crop- 115 Wardhead. Suffolk- 85 Healycote.

wooler

September 18

At their weekly Prime Stock sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 773 Lambs and 32 Ewes.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Bel.x:- £86, £85 The Loan, £77.50, £75.50 Ladykirk. Tex.x:- £81.50, £80, £78.50 Lilburn Estates, £80 Ladykirk, £79.50 Elwick, £79, £77.50 Greenhead, Reston. Suff.x:- £76, £75.50 Lilburn Estates, £74.50 Bowmont Hill, £73.50 (2) Biddlestone Home Farm.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 188.9p, 187p The Loan, 188.8p, 184.5p, 183.8p Ladykirk. Tex.x:- 186.3p Shoreswoodhall, 184.9p Elwick, 181.3p Biddlestone Home Farm, 180p Kettleburn. Suff.x:- 179.3p Biddlestone Home Farm.

Ewes:- Leading Prices:-Tex:- £91, £87 Crunklaw, £81 Elwick, £79 Village Farm. Bel:- £79 Cheviot View. Suff.x:- £73 Great Ryle. Mule:- £65 Kettleburn.

September 17

At their annual Wooler Fair, John Swan Limited offered 138 Breeding Ewes, 115 Gimmers, 97 Ewe Lambs and 82 Store Lambs.

All stock sold to returns in keeping with national trends, a full ring of buyers present, with the capability of more stock sold to an advantage.

Breeding Ewes:- Suff.x:- £122, £118 Holy Island. Tex.x:- £85 Holy Island.

Gimmers:- Mule:- £145, £140, £135 Fawdon.

Ewe Lambs:- Tex.x:- £80 South Charlton. Store Lambs:- Tex.x:- £57 Crookham Dairy. Chv:- £56 Linbrig.