Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

February 25

North East Livestock Sales sold 101 prime cattle, including 18 cows and 1,415 sheep, comprising 947 hoggs and 468 cast ewes.

Cattle: More numbers forward, being a touch easier. Sale topped at £1,448 for a great Limousin steer from Widdrington.

Lim strs 1383 Blagdon Burn, 1376, 1373, 1363 Widdrington. Lim hfrs 1323 Eslington, 1293 Blagdon Burn, 1275 Make Me Rich. Lim hfrs 218.5p, 215.5p, 211.5p Stamford, 216.5p Chibburn, 215.5p Blagdon Burn, 213.5p Tritlington, 211.5p Widdrington.

Cows: A mixed show, selling well.

BRB 1001 (143.5p) Annstead, Lim 944 (124.5p) Abberwick, 884 (125.5p) Blagdon Burn, Angus 838 (113.5p) Ferneybeds, 829 (114.5p) Tritlington.

Hoggs: Flesh and weight still good to sell.

Suffolk 113 Newlands Haugh, 106 East Ditchburn, 102 Routin Lynn. Texel 108, 103 St Margaret’s, 105.50 Berryhill, 104 Brinkburn Newhouses, 100.50 Intake. Beltex 104 Westhills, 101 East Ditchburn, 100.50 South Acton, Char 102 North Rennington, 100.50 South Acton. Chev 101 East Ditchburn.

Beltex 227p Ferneybeds, 218p, 211p, 209p Birchwood, 205p Pasture House. Texels 205p Broom House 205p, 201p Newham Hagg, 202p Birchwood, 201p Elsdon Burn, Woodwell. Chev 205p, 202p Ferneybeds.

Ewes: Getting dearer, a middling show returning an overall average of £75.

Texel 132, 119, 116 Cornhills, 108 Brinkburn Newhouses. Suffolks 112 Pasture House, 102 Low Hall, 100 Brinkburn Newhouses, East Coldside. Mules 87 Newburn, 86 Tughal Grange, 85 Mitford Steads, 84 Broom Hill, Llyns 95, 86 Thistleyhaugh. Black Face 70 Redsteads, 68 Carr House, 66 Shirlawhope. Texel rams 112 Lowtown. Char rams 100 Great Tosson, South Ryal. Black Face rams 94 Longwitton, 87 Great Tosson.