Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

August 20

North East Livestock Sales sold 40 prime cattle, 2,260 lambs and 448 cast ewes.

Cattle: A good show of cattle sold to a ring full of butchers.

Lim x strs 1537, 1452 South Bellshill, Blonde hfrs 1383, 1304 Woodwell, Lim x hfr 1329 East Coldside, Char x hfr 1319 High Trewhitt.

Char x hfrs 235.5p, 231.5p, 228.5p, 223.5p High Trewhitt, Lim x hfrs 235.5p Herds House, 233.5p Howick Scar, 229.5p, 228.5p, 226.5p Boulmer Hall, Blonde hfr 234.5p Woodwell, Lim x strs 231.5p South Bellshill, 217.5p Newstead.

Cows: AA x 1018, 846, 834 (139.5p, 119.5p, 118.5p) Birchwood, Lim x 850 (119.5p) Birchwood.

Lambs: In line with the national trends, all types easier.

Suff x 78, 73.50, 72 Brinkburn Newhouses, Texel 75 South Carter Moor, 74, 73, 72.50, 72 Corneyside, 73 East Coldside, 73 Capheaton Newhouses, 73, 72 High Trewhitt, 72.50 South Charlton, South Bellshill, 72 Dunstan Hill, Beltex 73 Glanton Town, Hemelspeth.

Beltex 180p, 176p, 172p Annstead, 171p, 167p, 163p, 161p Glanton Town, 171p, 168p Watch Currock, 170p Newton Red House, 165p Herds House.

Ewes: Good meat wanted, fat and plainer types harder to cash. Overall average £63.

Texel 94 Stonecroft, 90 Edlingham Demesne, 90, 86 Cornhills, 87 Causey Park, 86 Addycombe, 85 Annstead, 84 High Trewhitt, 84 Eland Hall, West Link Hall, Suff x 86 Causey Park, 82 Tosson Tower, Beltex 85 Annstead, 82 Shaw House, Chev 78 Warton, 75 Swinhoe North, HB 76 Warton, Mule 59 Edlingham Demesne, 57 Stamford, 57, 56 Weetslade, 56 Togston Hall, BF 43 Herds House, Texel Ram 98 Stonecroft.