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Acklington

March 13

North East Livestock Sales sold 73 store cattle and calves. A good show of mainly stirks under 10 months old maintained recent good rates.

Stirks

Lim B stirks 900, 870, 855 Norwood, Angus B stirks 860, 770 Broome Hill, 680, 650 Bagraw, Char B stirks 705 Belsay Barns, Lim hfr stirks 885, 605 Norwoods, 780, 760 South Barlow, 575 Belsay Barns, Angus hfr stirks 760, 730, 710 Broome Hill, 755, 665 Bagraw, Char hfr stirks 570 Belsay Barns, Angus steers 1070, 1000 Lucker, Angus heifers 960 Spring Hill, 930 South Barlow, 850 Lucker.

March 16

North East Livestock Sales sold 61 prime cattle including 11 cows and 938 sheep comprising 633 hoggs and 305 cast ewes.

Cattle: A mixed quality show forward but all types well sold.

Angus strs 1480 Tritlington, 1460, 1405 Warton, Lim strs 1474, 1464 Widdrington, 1382, 1372 East Coldside, 1352 Tritlington, Short strs 1350 Warton, Angus hfrs 1391, 1358 East Fleetham.

B Blue hfrs 227.5p, 217.5p Herds House, 217.5p (two) Woodwell, Lim hfrs 217.5p, 214.5p, 212.5p Black Callerton, 214.5p Herds House.

Cows: A decent show with flesh selling to a premium.

Sale topped for an Angus cow at £1418 (146.5p) Yetlington who also sold at 1136, 1083 (138.5p,128.5p). Lim cows 1222, 960 (155.5p) Chibburn, B Blue 956 (129.5p) Low Horton, 882 (118.5p) Tritlington.

Hoggs: All classes no dearer. Beltex 86 (two) South Bellshill, Suffolk 84.50, 83 Berryhill, 82.50 (two), 82 (two) Brandon, 81 Newlands Haugh, Texels 84 Halterburn, 81 (2) South Acton, 80.50 South Bellshill, 80 Doxford, Berryhill, 80 Pegswood, Cheviot 80 East Ditchburn.

Ewes: More hill and leaner sorts but a touch dearer again with a scarcity of heavier types. Texels 103 Bellion, 90 Rawfoot, 88 Westhills, Suffolks 100 Newlands Haugh, 93 Make Me Rich, Vendeen 88 Tritlington, Cheviot 86 Doxford, 80 South Side, Charolais 85 Pegswood, Romney 80, 76 Thompsons Walls, Mules 72, 68 Rawfoot, 72 Make Me Rich, 72 Colt Park, 68 South Bradford, Black Face 53 Colt Park, 50 Edlingham Demesne, Westhills, Swale 52 Rawfoot, Rams 90 Make Me Rich.