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Acklington

November 19

North East Livestock Sales sold 64 prime cattle including 36 cows and 2,553 sheep, comprising 1,705 lambs and 847 cast ewes.

Cattle

Quality butchers’ types similar, others a bit easier.

Lim hfrs 231.5p, 221.5p, 219.5p, 217.5p High Highlaws, 223.5p, 213.5p Annstead. Lim strs 207.5p Elyhaugh, 206.5p South Bellshill.

Char hfrs 1350 West Hall. Lim hfrs 1318 Annstead, 1315 High Highlaws. Lim strs 1380 Annstead, 1360 East Coldside, 1356 Eslington, 1350 West Hall.

Cows

Leaner cows again, levelling the average to 100p.

Angus 1041, 843 (114.5p, 111.5p) East Ditchburn. Lim 1000, 960 (116.5p (two)) Pasture House, 970, 905 (117.5p, 116.5p) Great Ryle. Blue 913 (110.5p) West Hepple. Stab 895, 880 (118.5p, 111.5p) Framhill.

Lambs

All classes sharper. Heavies average 150p, SQQ 166p.

Texel 86, 80.50 Craster Heugh, 85.50, 83.50, 83 Brinkburn Newhouses, 85, 84 Old Deanham, 82.50 Ingoe Low Hall. Suffolk 84 Granary, 82, 80.50 Routin Lynn, 83, 80 Brinkburn Newhouses. Char 84.50 Longhirst, 81 Edlingham Dem, 80 Howick. Beltex 84, 80 (three) Annstead, 80 (two) Low Espley, 80 Nesbit, Howick Scar. Beltex 208p, 182p Low Espley, 195p, Annstead, 192p, 188p Glanton, 191p Herds House, 188p Oakdene, 185p Hemelspeth. Texels 194p Juries House, 183p Loanend, Glanton, 180p Colliery Farm, 180p Ingoe Low Hall, 179p Preston Mains, Old Deanham, Watch Currock.

Ewes

A better show of ewes, averaging £62, but easier on the week, especially fattier sorts.

Texel 103 Bygate, 102 Thrunton, 88, 84 (two) Watch Currock, 86 Newton Red House, 84 Hoprig, 82 Plainfield. Suffolk 84 (two) South Bellshill, 81 South Lyham, Gallowmoor, Bygate, 80 Hoprig. Char 82 West Lane End, 81 Ulgham Fence, Dyke Head, 80 Make Me Rich. Texel rams 118 Brinkburn, 92 Hoprig, 90 Donkin Rigg. Suff rams 94 West Newtown. Lleyn rams 80 Donkin Rigg.