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Acklington

March 17

North East Livestock Sales sold 61 prime cattle, including 10 cows and 1,180 sheep, comprising 979 hoggs and 201 cast ewes.

Cattle: Butchers heifers in very short supply due to stand stills, etc. Others, again, a touch easier.

Lim hfrs 235.5p, 230.5p, 226.5p Low Hall, 215.5p Herds House, Lim strs 216.5p Whitemire, 213.5p South Acton. Lim hfrs 1559, 1429, 1377 Low Hall, 1315, 1268 East Coldside, B Blue strs 1382, 1360, 1324 South Acton, Char Strs 1363 Earsdon East, Lim strs 1306 Chibburn.

Cows: Still easy to cash.

Lim 901, 900 (118.5p x two) Embleton Mill, 873, 780 (115.5p, 110p) Chibburn.

Hoggs: Weight, quality and flesh a similar trade, leaner sorts, again, hesitant.

Texels 102 Berryhill, 101, 99, 98.50 South Acton, 100, 97 Intake, 99.50 Preston Mains, Suffolk x 101, 100 (five), 99.50 Brandon (112 averaged £99), 99 Low Hall, 98.50 West Newtown, Char 98.50 Old Horton, 95 Garden House, Beltex 98, 96 St Margarets, 98 Bothal Barns, Cheviots 98 Hemscott Hill, 93.50 Ferneybeds. Beltex 207p, 195p Matfen, 202p Preston Mains, Texels 202p, 200p South Acton, 198p South East, 194p Intake, Harnham Hall, 193p Preston Mains, East Coldside.

Ewes: A small show, very dear, but in line with usual March ewe trade.

Texels 131, 128 Preston Mains, 130, 107 Unthank, 110, 105 Bothal Barns, 102, 90 Nesbit Cottage, Suffolk 105 North Shotton, 90 Tritlington, HB 106 Berryhill, Beltex 103 Bothal Barns, 92 Harnham Hall, Mule 85, 84 Unthank, 84, 83 North Shotton, 83 South East, BF 72 Unthank, 70 Linhope, Llyn 81 Barrasford Mill, 78 Donkin Rigg, Swales 59 Donkin Rigg.