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Livestock prices, week ending February 8

Acklington

February 7

North East Livestock Sales sold 100 prime cattle including 17 cast cows, 2,750 sheep comprising 1,986 hoggs and 764 cast ewes.

Cattle- Greater numbers forward however a mixed show with quality types in short supply. Cast Cows still a strong trade.

Leading prices/kg: Lim Hfrs- 227.5p High Highlaws 208.5p Blagdon Burn 207.5p Start Up. Char Hfrs- 207.5p 203.5p Widdrington. Lim Steers- 208.5p Earsdon East 206.5p 204.5p 203.5p x 2 Stamford. Lim Bulls- 212.5p High Highlaws 206.5p Herds House 203.5p. Sim Bulls- 203.5p Bilton.

Top Prices: Sim Bulls- 1652 1622 South Broomford. Lim Bulls- 1437 High Highlaws. Char Bulls- 1421 North Rennington. Lim Steers- 1590 1469 1427 1415 Stamford 1493 Eslington 1433 1410 Earsdon East. Sim Hfrs- 1298 1258 South Broomford. Char Hfrs- 1291 Widdrington. Char Cow- 1315 (161.5p) Juries House. Lim Cows- 1156 (157.5p) Stamford 1076 (143.5p) Make Me Rich 143.5p Start Up. AA Cow- 1122 (146.5p) Stamford. BB Cow- 1000 (136.5p) Corneyside

Hoggs- Despite more lean sorts forward everything sold well. Overall average 162p/kg. SQQ 165p/kg.

Texel- 87 84.5p 83.5p 79 Mirlaw House 82 81.5 77.5 Low Hall 78 77 75 Trewhitt Steads 81.5 Ulgham Fence 80 76.5 Matfen Home Farms 77 Stamford 75 St Margarets 77 Howick Estates 77 Percy Farms. Suffolk- 83.5 83.5 83 82 Mirlaw House 84.5 79.5 75.5 Percy Farms 81 Doxford 78 Stamford 76 Lilburn Estates. Beltex- 81 80 79.5 78 Bothal Barns 79 78 Percy Farms 79.5 77.5 Matfen Home Farms. Half Bred- 81 76 76 Doxford 75.5 Elilaw. Charolais- 80 Causey Park 77 Bankfoot. Cheviot- 79 x 2 East Ditchburn.

Leading prices/kg: Beltex- 200p Nesbit 197p 192p Pasture House 191p White House Folly 191p 179p Annstead 190p 184p Percy Farms. 189p x 2 Colliery Farm 181p West High House. Texel- 195p Low Hall 183p x 2 Trewhitt Steads 180p East Thirston.

Charolais- 191p White House Folly 184 Creighton 179p Buston House 176p Broome Hill 179p East Coldside 178p Lilburn. Half Bred 176p Lemmington Hillhead.

Ewes- Similar trade to last week with many more lean ewes forward.

Suffolk ewes- 120 88 Nesbit 89 Lilburn Estates 88 Thrunton Red House 86 82 Horsley 83 Buston House 82 East Thirston.

Texel ewes- 114 Annstead 106 Causey Park 100 Hillcrest 95 Watch Currock 94 87 High Eshells 90 South Broomford. Beltex ewes- 94 Hillcrest 89 Watch Currock. Texel Ram- 118 Harewalls. Suffolk Ram- 100 Elilaw. Half Bred ewes- 97 93 Nesbit 90 Plainfield 86 Lowtown. Cheviot- 82 High Fodderlee. Mules- 65 58 High Eshells 60 Berwick Hill. Blackface- 50 Birtley Shields.

wooler

February 6

At their weekly Primestock Sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 900 hoggs and 326 ewes.

Hogg numbers tight but all classes dearer on the week, selling vendors delighted with returns

Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £79 Holy Island, £76.50 Kettleburn, £75.50 Elwick and Holy Island, £75 Lickar Moor and Henlaw, £74.50 West Longridge, £74 Shotton, Lickar Moor and Linhope Farming (Roddam)(2). Suff.x:- £77 Lickar Moor, £76.50 Newstead, £76 South Lyham, £74 Brockley Hall and Newstead, £73.50 Brandon. Bel.x:- £74, £73.50, £73 (2) Ladykirk. Mule:- £72 Ladykirk. Ven:- £69 South Lyham. E.C:- £69, £68.50 Henlaw. Hamp:- £68 Kettleburn.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- £185p Ladykirk. Tex.x:- 183.8p Cockhall, 176.3p Elwick, 175.6p Hillcrest Livestock, 175p West Longridge, 174.4p Todrig, 173.8p The Hagg, 173.2p Goswick, 172.5p Elwick and Hillcrest Livestock, 171.4p Biddlestone Home Farm, 170.5p Henlaw. Suff.x:- 174.3p Cockhall, 170.7p Biddlestone Home Farm. Chev:- 173.1p Biddlestone Home Farm.

Slight increase in numbers, with more flesh on show.

Leading Prices:- Suff.x:- £95, £94, £93, £90 Wandon, £90 Holy Island, £86 Holy Island (M Patterson), £80 West Longridge and Kettleburn. Tex:- £87 South Lyham, £81 Milfield Demesne, £80 Holy Island, £76.50 The Hagg.

HB:- £87 Wandon. BFL:- £83 Alwinton. GF:- £60 Holy Island and Greenhead, Reston, £59 Wandon, £57 Springhill (Seahouses), £55 Kettleburn. BF:- £50 Roddam (D Donovan). Chv:- £49 Milfield Demesne.

Rams:- Tex:- £104, £78 Burradon Mains. BFL:- £100 Roddam (D Donovan).

 

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