Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

October 8

North East Livestock Sales sold 47 prime cattle, 1604 lambs and 831 cast ewes.

Cattle

More quality needed to meet butchers demands.

Lim x strs 1464 Elyhaugh, 1412, 1397, 1356 Blagdon Burn, 1368 Make Me Rich, 1362, 1356 South East, Char x strs 1365, 1339 South Rennington, Lim x hfrs 1383, 1349 Blagdon Burn, 1293 East Coldside.

Lim x strs 238.5p, 237.5p Elyhaugh, 215.5p, 212.5p Make Me Rich, 211.5p, 210.5p, 209.5p Blagdon Burn, Lim x hfr 229.5p Blagdon Burn.

Cows

Lim 1142 (two) (133.5p, 125.5p) The Brocks, 1078 (135.5p) Norwoods, AA x 965, 908 (123.5p, 99.5p) South Lyham.

Lambs

Fewer lambs forward due to the 6 day standstill but a better show, with more flesh about, achieving a touch sharper trade on the week.

Beltex 86.50 Pigdon Cottages, 83, 79, 78.50, 77 Low Espley, 80, 79, 77, 76, 75.50 Matfen Estates, 78, 75 Follions, 75 Howick Scar, Texel 78 East Coldside, 77.50, 75 Eslington Hill, 77.50 South Charlton, 75.50 Craster Heugh, Chev 75 East Ditchburn.

Beltex 193p, 184p, 183p, 179p Low Espley, 190p, 183p, 181p, 180p Matfen Estates, 182p East Thirston, 179p Howick Scar, 177p Follions, 176p Buston, 175p Stanton, High Trewhitt, Watch Currock, BD’M 180p Oakdene.

Ewes

A strong show of ewes with increased numbers, especially hill types. Overall Average £63.

Texel 121, 80 Unthank, 113 Bellion, 100, 92, 86 High Trewhitt, 98 Percy Farms, 94 Brinkburn Newhouses, 86 East Thirston, 80 Stamford, Suff x 88 Percy Farms, 86 East Thirston, 84 High Trewhitt, 82 Watch Hill, Lemmington Hill Head, 81 Linden Hill Head, 80 Cockle Park, Beltex 86 Hemelspeth, BFL 76 Unthank, 74 Blackhalls, Chev 70 South Charlton, 67 Lemmington Hill Head, Percy Farms, 63 Linhope, Mule 64 Ingram, 60 Unthank, Black Halls, 59 Watch Hill, Beal Bank, Garrett Lee, Cockle Park, BF 60, 54 Linhope.

Rams

Texel 108 Bellion, 100 Donkin Rigg, BFL 102 Percy Farms.