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Acklington

January 28

North East Livestock Sales sold 72 prime cattle and cast cows and 1,828 sheep, comprising 1,431 hoggs and 397 cast ewes.

Cattle: Another very mixed show, but again selling well.

Lim hfrs 233.5p, 227.5p Blagdon Burn, 216.5p Widdrington, 215.5p, 211.5p Elyhaugh, 210.5p Eslington, BB str 229.5p Annsteads, Lim strs 211.5p, 208.5p, 205.5p Widdrington, 209.5p Nesbit, Sim bulls 190.5p Herds House. Lim strs 1414, 1376, 1367 Widdrington, 1409, 1404 Nesbit, 1396, 1365 Blagdon Burn, BB strs 1371, 1344 Chibburn, 1368 Annstead, Char strs 1361, 1357, 1342 (two) Earsdon East, Lim hfrs 1325 Widdrington, 1300, 1283 Blagdon Burn, 1282 Eslington.

Cows: Lim 920, 906 (124.5p, 116.5p) Chibburn, Fries 875, 860 (116.5p, 107.5p) Hauxley, BB 818 (110.5p) Annstead. Aged Angus bull 1000 (108.5p) Hazon House.

Hoggs: Quality, flesh and weight still good to sell. Plainer bred, lighter sorts cheaper. Heavies averaged 173p, SQQ 175p.

Suffolk 101.50, 97 Rugley, 100 Black Heddon, 98 Felton Demesne, 98, 95 West Newton, 96.50 South East, Texels 101 Matfen, 100, 98.50, 98, 97.50, 96 Earsdon East, Beltex 96, 95, 93, 92.50 Old Deanham, 96 New Shoreston, 95 Linden Hill Head, Pasture House, Hampshire 95 West Newton. Texel 201p, 199p, 198p, 197p Wingates Moor, 191p Shipley, Fenham Hill, Beltex 200p Old Deanham, 199p, 197p, 196p, 193p Matfen, 199p South Bellshill, 194p Pasture House, 193p Preston Mains, Cheviot x 190p Lemmington Hill Head.

Ewes: Fewer numbers forward and slightly dearer on the week to average £66 overall.

Texels 108, 104 Yetlington, 100 Rugley, 100, 93 East Trewick, 98 Unthank, 94 South East, Beltex 90 East Trewick, 88, 86 Unthank, 87 Hope House, Cheviots 84 High Fodderlee, 83 Hope House, Charolais 84 Old Deanham, Suffolk 82 Berry Hill, 80 Rugley, Boulmer Hall, Thrunton Red House, Mules 66 Craster, 65 Linden Hill Head, 64 Middle Moor, Unthank, Boulmer Hall, Black Face 62 Craster, 54 Hartburn Grange, Texel Rams 101, 92 Bank Top.