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Acklington

July 23

North East Livestock Sales sold 43 prime cattle, 1405 lambs and 445 cast ewes.

Cattle: Despite the shortage of cattle, another good trade achieved an overall average of 214p.

Lim strs 1542, 1534, 1494 Blagdon Burn, 1448 South Bellshill, AA x hfrs 1335, 1314 Hemscott Hill, 1303 Burnhouse, Sim x hfr 1300 High Trewhitt, Char bulls 1344, 1317 Thrunton, Lim bull 1207 Elyhaugh.

AA x hfrs 231.5p, 229.5p, 222.5p Hemscott Hill, 216.5p Burnhouse, Sim x hfr 231.5p High Trewhitt, Lim x hfrs 227.5p, 226.5p High Trewhitt, Char x hfr 226.5p High Trewhitt, Lim x strs 215.5p South Bellshill, 212.5p (two) Blagdon Burn, Lim bull 200.5p Elyhaugh.

Cows: All types wanted with less flesh about.

Lim x 1143, 942 (136.5p, 130.5p) Widdrington, BRB x 979 (126.5p) Glanton, 920, 841 (118.5p, 114.5p) Widdrington, AA x 956, 849 (130.5p, 126.5p) Alnham, Char x 800 (117.5p) Framhill.

Lambs: Fewer numbers and easier on the week but all cashed to average £65.80. Heavies 141p, SQQ 149p.

Vendeen 81, 75, 72.50 South Lyham, Texels 80, 74, 73 East Coldside, 79, 73.50 Corneyside, 78, 73.50 Old Deanham, 75, 73 South Bellshill, 74, 71 Thrunton Red House, Beltex 76.50 Bothal Barns, 76, 72 Annsteads, 75, 72.50 Redsteads, 74.50, 70.50 Hemelspeth, 74, 70.50 Fenham Hill, Suffolk 71.50 Gallowmoor.

Beltex 183p, 172p, 168p, 160p Annsteads, 163p Redsteads, 162p, 160p Norwoods, 162p Cramond Hill, 160p Herds House, Texels 163p Old Deanham, 162p Buston, 161p Fenham Hill.

Ewes: Lean types still a nice trade, fat sorts cheaper again. Overall average £65.

Texel rams 125 Brinkburn Newhouses, 100 South Broomford, 96, 95 Meldon, Vendeen rams 92 Meldon, 90 Tughal Grange, Beltex 90, 86 Annstead, 84 Low Espley, Texels 87, 84 Brinkburn Newhouses, 86 Chevington Moor, 82, 80 Corneyside, 81 Rugley, 80 Gallows Hill, Suffolks 87, 80 Broom Hall, 80 Gallows Hill, HB 78 Howick Scar, 77 Warton, Leic 76 Low Espley, Beulah 63, 61 Middle Moor, Mules 64 Broom Hall, 63 Brinkburn Newhouses.