Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

May 10

North East Livestock Sales sold 65 prime cattle, including 23 cast cows, and 1,262 sheep comprising 858 hoggs, 20 lambs and 384 cast ewes.

Cattle: Angus hfrs 237p Warton, 224p Springhill. Lim hfrs 232p, 216p Bilton, 230p, 217p Chibburn. Lim strs 234p, 216p Bilton, 230p, 216p Chibburn, 214p Thornham Hill.

Lim strs 1442, 1430, 1425 Thornham Hill, 1442 Bilton, 1426 Chibburn. Sim 1393 South East. Angus hfrs 1456 Springhill, 1360 Warton. Lim hfrs 1385, 1304 Eslington Park. Sim hfrs 1330 Warton. OTM hfr 1292 Twizell.

Cows: Angus 1252, 1232, 1064 (149p, 140p) Twizell, 1005 (150p) South Bellshill. Lim 1170, 1150, 1034 (164p, 167p, 146p) Make Me Rich. Sim 1167 (144p) Newton Greens. B Blue 1087 Newton Greens. Here 1070 Great Tosson.

Lambs: Numbers still slow coming forward. Overall average 302p.

Suffolks 149 (298p) Rashercap, 145, 139, 128 (316p, 312p) Lilburn Estate. Texels 143, 137 (325p, 303p) Grange House. Beltex 120, 118 Grange House.

Hoggs: Proper flesh again selling to a premium, but leaner sorts still selling well. Sale overall £116 (241p).

Suffolks 168, 164, 150, 145 Brandon, 165, 146, 143 Berryhill, 153, 149 Hemscott Hill, 153, 140 East Coldside, 142, 140 Braeside. Texels 163 Bank Top, 160, 158 Newton Red House, 148, 140 Earsdon East, 143 Beal Bank, 140 Intake.

Beltex 150 Woodwell. Char 149, 141 East Coldside, 147, 146 Ingoe Low Hall. Chev 140 East Ditchburn, 120, 118 Birchwood. Lleyn 140, 126 Thistleyhaugh. Black Face 120 (three) Ferneybeds, 120 (2) Earsdon East.

Beltex 283p, 273p Woodwell, 277p Ingoe Low Hall. Texel 276p Newton Red House, 272p, 268p Hemscott Hill, 270p Beal Bank. Suffolks 270p Berryhill, 265p Brandon, 264p East Coldside. Cheviots 267p Newham Hagg, 264p West Fleetham, 263p, 262p Birchwood.

Ewes: Another fast trade to average £92.50.

Char 148, 140 Great Tosson. Texels 138, 132, 128 Fenham Hill, 135 Bank Top, 131, 122 Grange Moor, 128, 122 Crescent, 124 Glororum, 122, 120 Windyside. Suff 138 East Coldside, 135 Blagdon Burn, 130 Thrunton Red House, 127 Edlingham Demesne, 126 Banktop. Chev 120, 117 East Ditchburn. Chev/Mule 113 Whitton Shield. Leic 142 Great Tosson, BF 76, 68 Alnham, 74, 72 Blagdon Burn, 66 Edlingham Demesne. Mules 117 East Coldside, 109 Great Tosson, 105 Newton Greens, 100 Redsteads.

Tex rams 160 Abberwick.