Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

March 29

North East Livestock Sales sold 978 sheep comprising 564 hoggs and 414 cast ewes and rams.

Hoggs

With flesh and quality in shorter supply averages were easier but similar on the week in real terms.

Suffolks 146, 131 (2) Banktop, 142, 139, 127, 126 Brandon, 137, 136, 129 Berryhill, 135 Rashercap, 129 Doxford, Texels 130 Lilburn Estate, 129, 127, 126, 124 Hemscott Hill, 128, 123 Berryhill, 128, 125 Earsdon East, 121 Little Bavington, Charollais 126, 122 Middle Newham, 124 South East, 120 Hemscott Hill.

Beltex 265p Little Bavington, 264p, 250p Hemscott Hill, 257p Howick Scar, Texel 263p South East, 253p, 242p Earsdon East, 251p Berryhill, 249p Widdrington, Hartlaw, Cheviots 258p (2), 256p, 247p, 246p Ferneybeds, Charollais 247p, 244p Middle Newham, Suffolks 246p Berryhill, 244p Brandon.

Ewes

Another very strong trade to average £96 overall.

Texels 151, 142, 137 South Ryal, 150 Loanend, 148 Lilburn Estate, 144 Nesbit Cottage, 140 (2) Little Bavington, Whittle, 138 Juries House, Charollais 152, 146 Unthank, Suffolks 158 Rashercap, 147, 139, 136 South Ryal, 134 Nesbit, 131 Juries House, 125 Fowberry Moor, 124 Clifton Lane, Half Bred 130 Berryhill, 124 Nesbit, Cheviots 100 Hope House, Mules 116 Little Bavington, 115 North Rennington, 107 West Hall, 103 Whittle, 102 Clifton Lane, Black Face 78, 65 Unthank, Oxford 122 East Fleetham, Lleyn 84 Loanend, 74, 73 Viewlaw, Swale 79 Garden House.

Texel rams 144, 138 Stonecroft, 102 Juries House, Suffolk rams 110, 108 Lilburn.