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March 5

North East Livestock Sales’ spring sale of collective machinery and implements was very successful, with a massive entry and a huge crowd from around the UK and Ireland.

Tractors and machines: MF Combine £10,500, JD 8052 Digger £9,300, Matbro £5,700, Clayton Sprayer £4,900, JD Tractor £10,000, MF 575 £3,000, DB 996 £1,350, International £1,250, Universal £2,800, Toyota Hi Lux £1,020, Can Am Quad £1,180.

Farm Equipment: Khun Combi Drill £8,800, Amazon Spreaders £7,800, £1,500, £950, Twose Press £2,800, Hustler Bale Un Roller £2,050, Parmiter Bale Wrapper £580, Tomahawk Straw Chopper £1,700, Mengele Chopper £700, Major Topper £800, NH 376 Baler £700, JF Mower £850, Chain Harrows £900, £650, Fella Rake £520, Hay bobs to £600, Keenan Feeders £900, £500, Unidrill £1,200, Quick Fencer £1,450, Potato Planter £500, KV 4F Ploughs £2,250, £620, Lemkin Ploughs £1,450, £950.

Trailers: Baileys £7,000, Dump Trailer £3,200, Marston Bale Trailer £3,000, Marston Trailer £1,300, Hudson Tri-Axles £1,350, £1,000, Flat Trailers £900, £800, £600, IW Livestock £2,150, G Edwards Livestock £1,220, Horse Trailer £1,900.

Livestock equipment and Misc: Combine Tyres £700, Concrete Mixer £720, Drain Cleaner £550, Pressure Washers to £225, Stone Troughs £300, Stone Gate Posts £380.

Sheep Feeders £400, £360 (two), Sheep Race £340, Turnover Crates £340, £320, £260, Snackers £320, ATV Trailers £330, £320, Lamb Weighs £280, £240, Ring Feeders £270, £180, £120, Calf Creeps £320, £180. Hay making £12 and £10 per bale.

March 10

North East Livestock Sales sold 85 prime cattle, including 14 cows and 1,113 sheep, comprising 868 hoggs and 245 cast ewes.

Hoggs: A mixed quality show, but meat still good to sell.

Suffolks 120 Birchwood, 106 Redsteads, 103, 102, 101 Brandon. Texels 107, 106.50, 104 Earsdon East, 107, 104 Clarabad Mill, 102 Bankfoot, 101 Houndalee. Beltex 105, 103 Trewhitt Steads, 101 Bygate. Cheviots 103, 101, 100 East Ditchburn, 102 Ferneybeds. Mules 95 Howick. Cheviots 221p Houndalee, 206p Ferneybeds. Texels 210p Berryhill, 208p, 200p Glanton Town, 205p Howick Scar, 200p South East.

Ewes: Sharper again to average £73.

Texels 132, 106 Birchwood, 130, 100 Bygate, 116, 102 Clarabad Mill. Suffolks 114, 108 Birchwood, 112, 110, 104 Gallowmoor, 104 Bygate, 96 Redsteads. Beltex 98 Trewhitt Steads, 96 Clifton Lane, 95 East Coldside. Mules 84 Bygate, Pasture Hill, 83 Broad Meadows, Clarabad Mil. Black Face 72 North Middleton, 69 Birchwood, 64 Rawfoot.

Cattle: A mixed quality show, a touch easier in line with national trend.

Lim hfrs 219.5p, 213.5p (two) High Highlaws, 217.5p, 213.5p, 209.5p Widdrington, 215.5p Elyhaugh, 207.5p Make Me Rich, 205.5p Stamford. Lim hfrs 1405 Widdrington, 1285 Elyhaugh. Devon x strs 1330, 1312 Warton, Lim strs 1325 Stamford, Chibburn. Lim bulls 1250 High Highlaws, 1150 Howick.

Cows: A good fleshed show meeting a strong trade, averaging 117p.

Blue cows 944 (126.5p) Chibburn. Limousin 900 (119.5p) Make Me Rich, 885, 801 (121.5p, 113.5p) Redsteads. Angus 860 (112.5p) Fowberry, 805 (111.5p) Chibburn. Aged bull 1008 Birchwood.