Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

January 7

North East Livestock Sales sold 102 prime cattle, including 21 cast cows and 1,692 sheep, comprising 1,131 hoggs and 561 cast ewes.

Cattle: In spec cattle selling at premium with more other kinds on offer.

Lim hfrs 231.5p, 228.5p Blagdon Burn, 231.5p, 219.5p, 216.5p, 214.5p High Highlaws, 219.5p Goswick, 215.5p Oakdene, Lim strs 225.5p, 219.5p South Acton, Angus strs 206p Causey Park, Sim strs 204.5p Whitemire.

Lim strs 1400, 1370 Fenham Hill, 1382, 1376 Blagdon Burn, 1353, 1336 South Acton, Sim strs 1394, 1344, 1342 Fenham Hill, Lim hfrs 1364, 1348, 1320 High Highlaws, 1330 Goswick, 1302 Blagdon Burn, BRB bull 1275 Herds House, char bull 1205 Low Burradon.

Cows: Overall average 101p.

Angus 918 (109.5p) West Lane End, Blues 874, 847, 821 (115.5p, 113.5p) Annsteads, 874 (109.5p) Chibburn, Lim 858, 836 (117.5p, 116.5p) Goswick, 839 (119.5p) Tritlington Hall, 809 (115.5p) Elyhaugh.

Hoggs: All well-fleshed hoggs. An excellent trade, especially heavy sorts, with many over £90.

Beltex 101, 87 Howick Scar, 97 Low Espley, 96, 95, 94 Annsteads, 94.50, 93.50, 92 Pasture House, Texels 97, 93.50, 91, 90 St Margarets, 94 Whittle, 91.50 Ulgham Fence, 90.50 Felton Demesne, Suff 96 Redsteads, 94 Southfield, 92, 91 Elilaw, Char 94, 91 Southfield.

Beltex 209p, 208p, 189p Low Espley, 206p Howick Scar, 199p Cramond Hill, 199p, 188p Watch Currock, 189p Colliery Farm, Pasture House, Annstead, Texels 195p, 193p Wingates Moor, 193p Ewesley, 191p, 186p Howick Estate, 189p Whittle, 188p Juries House, Ulgham Fence, East Trewick, 187p South Bellshill.

Ewes: All classes similar, with excess fat still harder to cash. Overall average £67.50.

Pure Suffolk 118, 90 Newlands Haugh, 92 Black Heddon, 86 Haredene, 82 South Bellshill, Texel 117, 85 Annsteads, 98 Plainfield, 92, 86 Chevington Moor, 84 Whittingham Grange, 80 Bygate, Beltex 114, 85 Annsteads, 92 Pigdon, HB 82 Dovecote, 80 Widdrington, Mules 63 Black Heddon, 60 Bygate, Blagdon Burn, Whittingham Grange, BF 62 Blagdon Burn, 57 Unthank, 56 Boulmer, Suff rams 110 Newlands Haugh, Texel rams 104 Unthank.