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ACKLINGTON

September 12

North East Livestock Sales Show and Sale of Breeding Sheep was kindly sponsored by Mole Valley Agriculture and the show judged expertly by Ian and Judith Brown, South Bellshill.

A total of 1,789 gimmers and ewes were easily cashed, with quality and size similar to last year’s high rates. Smaller, commercial types a touch easier.

Champion Mule gimmers 165 F S Vickers & Son, South Rennington, bought by Telfer Bros, Make Me Rich; 2 150 I & A Hamilton, Claywalls.

First Suffolk 165 F S Vickers & Son, South Rennington; 2 145 J Herdman, Edlingham Newtown.

First Texel 158 JK Mouat & Son, Newton Red House; 2 Texel 156 J K Mouat & Son, Newton Red House.

Texel gimmers: 175 (two), 150 Startup, 158, 156, 148 Newton Red House, 154 Claywalls, 152, 148 (two) South Acton, 148 Fawdon.

Mule gimmers: 170, 154, 147 South Rennington, 163, 148, 146 Fawdon, 150, 146, 140 Claywalls, 147, 145, 144, 142 Eglingham Village.

Suffolk gimmers: 165, 142 South Rennington, 160, 158 Claywalls, 150 Fawdon, 150, 149 Yetlington, 145, 141 Edlingham Newtown.

Other gimmers: Cheviot Mule 160, 152 Fawdon, Zwarble 160 (two) Startup.

Belt x Charolais 138, 135 Field Head.

Black Face 101, 98 Low Farnham.

Ewes: Suffolk 3C 119, 116 (two) Blagdon Burn, 110, 109 Tynely.

Suffolk 4C 85 Craster, 84 Edlingham Newtown.

Mule 3C 105, 96, 95 Blagdon Burn, 4C 80 Blagdon Burn.

Ewe lambs: Texels 96, 93 Thrunton Red House.

Suffolk 95, 93 Blagdon Burn.

Store lambs: A total of 488 of mainly very small lambs were on offer at slightly reduced rates, but still well sold.

Texels 65 Woolaw, 63.50, 63 Healeycote, 62.50, 58 Elford, 62, 61 Charlton Hall.

Cheviots 62, 60 Kelso Cleugh.