Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

April 21

North East Livestock Sales sold 56 prime cattle including 10 cows and 1149 sheep comprising 770 hoggs, 36 lambs and 343 cast ewes.

Cattle

Butchers cattle in short supply, more commercials shown.

Bel hfrs 226.5p, 208.5p, 200.5p Herds House, Lim hfrs 221.5p Proctor Steads, 217.5p Chibburn, 200.5p Elyhaugh, Lim strs 197.5p Eslington Park.

Lim strs 1342, 1336 Widdrington, 1335 Eslington Park, 1316 Elyhaugh, 1300 (two) Chibburn, BB hfr 1268 Herds House.

Lambs

A nice show to start the season, average 220p.

Texels 113.50, 110, 99.50 Grange House, 106 Whittingham Grange, 97 North Middleton, Suffolks 110, 105 Herds House.

Texels 247p, 227p, 221p Grange House, 226p, 221p North Middleton, Suffolks 223p, 220p Herds House.

Hoggs

All classes cheaper with most hoggs shown lacking flesh.

Beltex 111, 104, 100, 99, 96 Annsteads, Texels 101, 92 Plainfield, 90.50, 90 Ulgham Fence, Suffolks 92.50, 90.50, 90 Berryhill, 90 Brandon, Cheviots 90 Ferneybeds, 89.50 Hemscott Hill.

Beltex 192p, 191p, 189p Annsteads.

Ewes: Mainly lean ewes forward still selling well, fatter sorts a bit hesitant.

Texels 110, 95 Cornhills, 100 Herds House, 90 South Carter Moor, Plainfield, Harbottle Grange, Suffolks 105 South Rennington, 100, 95 Newlands Haugh, 97 Prior Hall, 91 Plainfield, Charolais 90 North Shotton, NC Cheviots 84 Low Angerton, 80 Warton, Mules 73 Prior Hall, 71 Herds House, 70 North Shotton, Black Face 69 Newlands Haugh, 67 Low Hall, Beulah 70 Middlemoor.