Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

March 9

North East Livestock Sales sold 55 prime cattle including 11 cows and 1131 sheep comprising 802 hoggs and 329 cast ewes.

Cattle: All classes again nicely sold.

Lim hfrs 235.5p, 219.5p Widdrington bought by R Turnbull & Sons, Alnwick, 219.5p Chibburn to R Turnbull & Sons, 218.5p East Coldside to F Robson, BB 221.5p Herds House to F Robson, 216.5p Widdrington to C Nicholson & Son, Angus hfrs 217.5p Chibburn to A Green, 209.5p, 207.5p Sharperton Edge to A Green, Lim strs 231.5p South Acton to R Martin, Morpeth, Blonde strs 219.5p South Acton to R Turnbull & Sons, Here strs 209.5p (two) Chibburn to C Siswick.

Lim strs 1445, 1410 Widdrington, 1427, 1403, 1390 South Acton, Hereford 1366, 1332 Chibburn, Lim hfrs 1337 East Coldside, 1326 Chibburn, 1314 Widdrington, Angus hfrs 1316 Sharperton Edge, Char bulls 1400 Low Burradon.

Cows: A plainer show with flesh in shorter supply, all still selling well.

Lim 1025 (117.5p) Wingates Wholme, Simm 1006 (117.5p) Chibburn, 818 (123.5p) Low Town.

Hoggs: With lots of tail end types forward quality and flesh in very short supply, leaner sorts harder to cash.

Texels 89 (two), 88, 87.50 South Acton, 87, 84.50 Elsdon Burn, 87 Chevington Moor, 84.50 (two), 84 (three) Earsdon East, 85.50, 80 Pegswood Moor, Beltex 86.50, 84.50 (two), 84 (two) South Acton, 84 Berryhill, 83 Pasture House, Cheviot 84, 83 East Ditchburn, B’D’Maine 83.50 New Shoreston, 81.50 Framhill, Suffolk 82.50 Ulgham, 81.50 South East.

Ewes: More hill and leaner sorts forward resulting in size and weight very good to sell.

Texels 118, 108 Elsdon Burn, 112 Berryhill, 104 Low Town, Suffolk 99, 93 Bank top, 97 New Shoreston, Cheviot 94, 84 The Lee, Beltex 92 Low Hall, 88 Intake, Leic 89 Halterburn, Lleyn 88, 75 Longwitton, HB 85 Widdrington, Mules 74, 68 Bank Top, 72 New Shoreston, 68 Westraw, Black Face 52 Westraw, 50 Linhope, 49 Unthank.