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Acklington

January 21

North East Livestock Sales sold 69 prime cattle, including 11 cast cows and 1,604 sheep comprising 1,184 hoggs and 420 cast ewes.

Cattle: Despite fewer butchers’ sorts forward, all classes a touch sharper.

Lim hfrs 225.5p, 219.5p, 218.5p, 209.5p High Highlaws, 222.5p, 209.5p Blagdon Burn, Lim strs 222.5p, 216.5p South Acton, 209.5p High Highlaws. Lim strs 1490, 1402 South Acton, 1406, 1384 Blagdon Burn, Sim x strs 1356, 1337 Chibburn, 1341 High Highlaws, Char x strs 1332 South Rennington, Lim hfrs 1376 Chibburn, Blonde hfrs 1313 Blagdon Burn.

Cows: Lim 962 (114.5p) Chibburn, 935 (129.5p) Howick Seahouses, Angus cows 892, 833 (115.5p, 114.5p) Chibburn.

Hoggs: Well fed hoggs again dearer. SQQ 186p, Heavies 176p.

Texels: 108, 107.50, 105, 95.50 Corneyside, 104, 101.50 Beal Bank, 101 Windyside, 100 Dykehead, 99.50 South Bellshill, 97.50 Stonecroft, 96 Ulgham Fence, Beltex 100, 98, 87 Pasture House (Forster), 100 Howick Scar, 98 Whitton Glebe, Charolais 100 East Coldside, 97 West Hall, Suffolk 102, 99.50, 99 Elilaw, 96.50 Routin Lynn, 96 South Bellshill.

Beltex: 227p, 213p Glanton, 209p Whitton Glebe, 208p, 205p Hemelspeth, 204p Cramond Hill, 200p Howick Scar, Texels 212p, 202p Ingoe Low Hall, 205p Buston, 204p Linden Hill Head, 202p Trewhitt Steads, Ferneybeds, Charolais 204p East Coldside, 200p Pasture House.

Ewes: Most categories very similar, quality, lean sorts dearer.

Texels 125, 110 Dyke Head, 122, 108 Warton, 122, 108 Elsdon Burn, 118 North Swinhoe, 116 Middleton Mill, Pure Suffolks 130, 124, 115, 110 Roseden, Suffolks 95 Warton, 86, 85 Ingoe Low Hall, 78 Routin Lynn, Charolais x 96 Swarland, 90 Doxford, 80 Reenes, Chev/Mule 75 West Bolton, 72 North Swinhoe, Mules 63 Dyke Head, 62.50 Blagdon Burn, 62 Reenes, 61 Fenrother Lane, BF 65 Blagdon Burn, 60 West Link Hall, 56 Routin Lynn, Swales 54 Donkin Rigg.