NORTH East Livestock Sales sold 131 cattle including 48 cast cows, 2535 sheep comprising 1646 hoggs and 879 ewes.
Hoggs- Fewer numbers everywhere resulting in a sharper trade - £79 (180p) overall. Beltex- 100, 95, 91.50 90.50 Park Farm. 90, 89.50 Bygate, 88.50 Howick Scar 88.20 Woodwell. Texel- 95, 90, 87 Whitehouse Folly 91, 88.80, 87.80 Watch Currock 91 Addeycombe. Suffolk- 90, 89.50, 87 Bank Top 88.50 Park Farm 87 Newham Hall, South Bellshill. HBx- 88 Dovecote 85 Southside 84 Widdrington.
Charolais- 86.80 South Bradford 86 Mickley Moor. Beltex- 213p Thrunton 210p Woodwell 209p Watch Currock 208p Park Farm 207p Oakdene. Texel- 210p Clifton 206p Berryhill, Whitehouse Folly 205p Buston, Dovecote. Charolais- 205p Mickley Moor 203p Thrunton 210p Broomhall. Suffolk x- 200p Banktop 200p Howick Scar.
Cast Ewes- Heavies similar, others slightly dearer. Overall average- £74.20.
Texel- 104 Milbourne West 101 West Edington 99 Weldon 98, 91 Milbourne East. Suffolk- 98, 94 West Hall 96 Dene House, Bank Top, Tuthill, 94 Bygate, Broomhall. HB- 95, 94 Widdrington 95 Low Town 92 (two) Thrunton. Charolais- 93 Bankfoot 91 Hold House 90 West Grange. Mules- 84 Broom Hall 80 Bank Top 79 West Edington. Cheviots- 85 S. Rennington 80 West Hall. Beltex- 92 Bygate. Ch/Mule- 90 Wallish Walls. BF- 74, 65.50 Blagdon Burn 67, 64 West Raw 64 N. Lyham. Tex Rams- 96 West Raw 92 Mickley Moor.
Cattle- Top 192.5p .Average- 158.5p.
Lim Hfrs- 192.5p 187.5p High Highlaws 175.5p 173.5p (two) Chibburn 173.5p Blagdon Burn. Sim Hfrs- 172.5p (two) 171.5p Chibburn. Lim Blks- 168.5p 166.5p South Acton 166.5p 164.5p Stamford 164.5p Eslington. Bel Bulls- 174.5p Herds House.
Cast Cows- Top- 148.5p. Average- 103.7p.
Limousin- 980 Shipley Hill 875, 842, 830 Linden Hill Head. Angus- 890 Linbriggs. Simmental- 875, 830, 829, 806 East Moor 823 Meadows, 806 Matfen. Bel Blue- 867 Chollerton. Blonde- 867, 863 Herds House.
w/e January 14
BORDER Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, January 14, sold 197 Prime Cattle including 124 Cast Cows and Bulls, 1,761 Prime Sheep and 649 Store Lambs.
Prime Cattle were topped at £1,274 per head for a home bred Steer from Messrs Nixon, Swinhoe Farm, Belford.
Fantastic quality Belgian Blue Young Bulls from Sharplaw Farm, Hownam, Kelso sold to £1,247 per head. Aberdeen Angus Steers from Bonjedward Mill, Jedburgh sold to £1,174.50 to Well Hung and Tender, Castlehills Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Quality butcher type Heifers from Fenwick Steads sold to £1,055 and 295p per kilo. Cast Cows sold to 240p per kilo from Bowsden Moor, Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Prime Lambs took a good rise in value particularly Organic Lambs which sold to 440p per kilo. Burradon Farm, Thropton Organic Lambs sold to 430p per kilo. Export weight Lambs sold to 405p per kilo from Mitchelston, Stow; Blackface Lambs sold to 390p per kilo from Haliburton, Greenlaw.