Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

December 30

North East Livestock Sales sold 15 prime cattle and 1635 sheep comprising 1100 lambs and 525 cast ewes.

Lambs: A decent show with SQQ 168p, Heavies 160p. Strong kinds again very good to sell.

Texel 93, 90 Brinkburn, 90 Ferneybeds, 89, 88 Howick Estates, 88 S Bellshill. Beltex 91 Spylaw, 90, 89, 87 Howick Scar, 87 Linden Hill Head. Suffolk 89 Ingoe Low Hall, 87.50 Howick Estates, 87.50(two) East Ditchburn, 85.50 Rashercap, Yetlington. Chev/Mule 87.50, 86 S Charlton. Chev 85.50, 85 East Ditchburn.

Beltex 194p, Low Town, 191p, Howick Scar, 189p Smallburn, 188p, Ingoe Low Hall. Texel 182p Thrunton Red House, 179p Kirkharle, 178p Linden Hill Head, 177p Oakdene.

Ewes: Hill ewes and leaner sorts better to sell. Over fat types similar.

Texels 122, 115, 90 East Town, 101(two), 98, 95 Annstead, 114, 106 Nesbit Cottages. Beltex 118(two) Annstead, 90 South Bellshill. Suffolk 89, Low Town, 85 South Bellshill, 80 Sharperton Edge, Black Heddon, Chester Hill. HBred 80 Houndalee, 79 Elilaw. Lleyn 78 Loanend. Mule 66 Banktop, 65 Make Me Rich, Black Heddon, 64 North Acomb, Spylaw. Texel rams 118 Loanend. Beltex Rams 102, 90 Annstead.

Cattle: A nice show averaged 201p overall.

BB Hfrs 221.5p, 217.5p Nesbit. Char Hfr 217.5p Widdrington. Lim x Hfrs 216.5p, 210.5p(2) Startup. Lim Str 200p Widdrington. Bulls 190p Herds House. BB Hfrs 1302, 1288 Nesbit. Lim Hfrs 1297, 1295, 1270 Startup, 1266 Widdrington.