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Acklington

December 10

North East Livestock Sales sold 69 prime cattle including 18 cows and 2108 sheep comprising 1701 lambs and 407 cast ewes.

Cattle

Another varied show but everything a similar trade.

Lim hfrs 235.5p, 219.5p High Highlaws, 211.5p Proctor Steads, BB hfr 211.5p Nesbit, Lim strs 200.5p Make Me Rich.

Lim strs 1378 East Coldside, 1367 Proctor Steads, Saler str 1361 Fenham Hill, BB str 1353 Nesbit, Lim hfr 1310 High Highlaws, BB hfrs 1295 Nesbit, 1231 Proctor Steads, Char hfr 1252 East Ditchburn, Angus hfr 1223 Alnham, Sim bull 1225 Preston Mains, Lim bulls 1185 Proctor Steads, 1180 Herds House.

Lambs

Well fleshed lambs still easy to sell but more leaner types appearing.

All classes easier in line with trend.

Texels 86.50, 79.50 Brinkburn Newhouses, 85, 82 Banktop, 80 South Carter Moor, South Bellshill, 79 East Coldside, 79, 78.50 Linden Hill Head, 78.50, 77 Homilton, Low Hall, Norwoods, Beltex 85 Glanton Town, 80 Nesbit, 79 Howick Scar, Herds House, 78 colliery Farm, East Ditchburn, Char 85, 82, 80.50 Black Heddon, Suffolk 83.50 Berry Hill, 78.50 Howick Estate, 77 East Ditchburn.

Texels 195p South Carter Moor, 191p Norwoods, 185p Linden Hill Head, 183p Hartlaw, 182p Low Hall, 181p South Rennington, Beltex 191p Low Town, 188p Hemelspeth, 186p Loanend, 181p Colliery Farm, Oakdene, 180p Herds House.

Ewes

Poorer show but classes similar.

Suffolk rams 116 Herds House, Texel rams 110 South Carter Moor, 95 Newham Hagg, Beltex rams 110 Herds House, Cheviot rams 93 Linhope, BF rams 64 Linhope.

Suffolk ewes 112 Nesbit, 95 Black Heddon, 84 Felton Demesne, 80 Brinkburn Newhouses, Texel 88 Shipley Hill, 87 Home Farm, 85, 82, 80 Linden Hill Head, 84 Whittle, 80 South Lyham, Zwarble 80 East Trewick, Char 80 Shipley Hill, HB 80 Doxford, 78 Nesbit, Mules 60 Low Hall, 58 South Lyham, South East, BF 50 Whittle, 45 Yetlington.