Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

April 12

North East Livestock Sales sold 71 prime cattle including 22 cows and 954 sheep comprising 560 hoggs, five lambs and 389 cast ewes.

Cattle: Slightly sharper on the week.

Lim hfrs 254p, 228p Fowberry Moor, 232p, 227p Nesbit, 222p Craster Heugh, Angus hfrs 225p, 223p Craster, Lim blks 225p Chibburn, 216p Tritlington, 216p, 214p Elyhaugh, Char blks 212p (two) Thornham Hill.

Lim blks 1562, 1508 Elyhaugh, 1467 Chibburn, 1404 Tritlington, Angus blks 1460, 1450, 1414 East Fleetham, Char blks 1454, 1445 Thornham Hill, Lim hfrs 1636, 1354 Fowberry Moor, 1492 Swarland Old Hall, 1350 Eslington Park, Angus hfrs 1431, 1360 Craster, 1310 Warton.

Cows: All classes again good to cash. Overall 138p. Angus 1289 (138p) Tughall Grange, Limousin 1265 (170p) Swarland Old Hall, 1116, 1112, 1070 (169p, 150p) Chibburn, Simmental 1195, 1016 (165p) Tughall Grange, B Blue 1153 (161p) Chibburn, Aged Lim bull 1442 (140p) Tritlington, Hereford Aged bull 1307 (124p) Startup.

Hoggs: All shapes and sizes selling excellently.

Suffolk 169, 160, 150 Berryhill, 168, 161, 159 Brandon, 157, 153, 148 Clifton Lane, 154, 142 Rashercap, 145, 143, 140 Dovecote, Texels 168, 162, 159, 153 Preston Mains, 149, 143 Norwoods, 147, 140 Hemscott Hill, 140 Widdrington, Dorset 138 Hemscott Hill, Charollais 154, 141, 140 South Acton, 150 Lookout, 142 Middle Newham, Wensleydale 132 West End, Chev/Mule 140 Brandon, Leic x 122 West Rennington, Cheviots 132, 128 Ferneybeds, Black Face 130, 124 Edlingham Demesne, 129, 127 Earsdon East.

Beltex 300p Ferneybeds, 296p Preston Mains, Texels 298p, 291p South Acton, 294p, 280p Hemscott Hill, 291p Norwoods, 290p Preston Mains, Suffolks 284p Brandon, 280p Dovecote, Clifton Lane.

Lambs: Suffolks 170, 164, 161 (321p, 300p) Lilburn Estate.

Ewes: A mixed variety on offer but once again a great trade to return an overall average of £100.

Suffolks 165 Rashercap, 140 Low Hall, Warton, 139 South Bellshill, 136, 134 Brinkburn Newhouses, 134 Angerton Steads, 132 Rosebrough, West Lane End, Texels 140 Brinkburn Newhouses, 140, 136 Matfen Estate, 140 Rosebrough, 136 Lane End, Moralees, 135 East Thirston, H Bred 134, 130 Tilesheds, 130 Causey Park, Widdrington, Brandon, Cheviots 119 Tilesheds, 100, 91 Shaw House, Leicester 134, 128 Lilburn, Mules 119 Matfen Estate, 111 Rosebrough, 107 Causey Park, 104 Moralees, Swales 70 Spylaw, 68 Donkin Rigg, Texel rams 155 South Carter Moor.

April 16

North East Livestock Sales sold 93 store cattle and 108 store and breeding sheep.

Cattle: More young and commercial sorts forward meeting a similar trade.

Lim strs 1140, 1100 (two), 1075 West Hall, Angus strs 1060 Low Hedgeley, MRI strs 990 White House Folly, Mont strs 955, 950 White House Folly, Lim hfrs 1170 (two), 1085, 1080 (two), 1055 Moor House, 940 West Hall, Angus hfrs 900 Intake.

Lim B stirks 1000, 840 Norwoods, 660 Belsay Barns, B Blue B stirks 1000, 880, 840 Oakdene, Char x B stirks 900 Low Hedgeley, Angus B stirks 920, 860 South Barlow, Lim H stirks 890, 840 Oakdene, 770 Intake, 760 South Barlow, 650 Belsay Barns.

Sheep: Cheviot x ewes & twins 185, Zwarble ewes & singles 120, Lleyn x ewes & singles 110 Broomhill.

Suffolk hoggs 82, 70 Quarry House, Texel hoggs 74, 69 Quarry House.