Northumberland Livestock

ACKLINGTON

March 24

North East Livestock Sales sold 42 prime cattle and 1,006 sheep, comprising 724 hoggs and 282 cast ewes.

An early start because of Easter holiday arrangements resulted in a good day’s trading for all livestock.

Cattle: A touch sharper on the week.

Lim hfrs 226.5p, 215.5p, 200p Chibburn, 217.5p, 200p Elyhaugh, 209.5p Widdrington, 203.5p Stamford. Lim strs 211.5p South Acton, 204.5p Widdrington. Lim strs 1392, 1337, 1300 South Acton, 1346, 1320 Chibburn, 1335, 1332 Widdrington. Char x strs 1354, 1332, 1330, 1313 Earsdon East. Lim hfrs 1246, 1214 Chibburn, 1210 Elyhaugh, Stamford. Angus hfrs 1220 Tritlington.

Hoggs: More store and half fleshed sorts on show, but well meated hoggs good to sell.

Suff x Half Bred 104, 100, 98.50, 98 Brandon, 95 South Side, 94 Berryhill. Beltex 102, 100 (two), 96 Pigdon, 97, 93 Howick Scar. Texel 98.50, 97 Pigdon. Cheviots 94, 93 Ferneybeds, 92 Hemscott Hill. Charolais 93.50 South Acton. Beltex 214p, 204p Pigdon. Cheviots 211p, 209p, 202p Ferneybeds, 200p Hemscott Hill. Texels 202p, 200p South Side, 200p Howick Scar, Ferneybeds.

Ewes: Dearest for a long while to an overall average of £85.

Texels 134 Harbottle Grange, 132, 94 Chevington Moor, 129 Juries House, 112, 107 South Ryal. Suffolks 126, 118 Rashercap, 125 Whittingham Grange, 121, 118, 115 South Ryal, 116 Chevington Moor, 115 Widdrington, 112 Juries House. Charolais 108, 105 Redsteads, 106 Howick Scar. Mules 95 Whittingham Grange, 88 Burradon, Dunstan Hill, 87 East Newham, 86 Howick Scar. Half Breds 99 Berryhill. Black Face 85, 77, 69 Edlingham Demesne, 79 Burradon, 72, 68 Birchwood Hall. Cheviot 98 Widdrington.