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ACKLINGTON

April 7

North East Livestock Sales sold 91 prime cattle, including 23 cows and 1,066 sheep, comprising 772 hoggs and 294 cast ewes.

Cattle: Overall average of 190p. A similar trade on the week.

Lim hfrs 216.5p, 209.5p Low Hall, 213.5p, 212.5p, 210.5p Widdrington, 207.5p (two) Blagdon Burn. Angus hfrs 208.5p, 205.5p (two) Tritlington. Lim strs 206.5p (two) Widdrington, 204.5p Tritlington.

Lim strs 1400 Blagdon Burn, 1350, 1330, 1322 Chibburn, 1350, 1330 Widdrington, 1342 Craster. Lim hfrs 1330 Low Hall, 1320 Eslington, 1263 Widdrington.

Cows: All classes nicely sold to an overall average of 111p.

Lim 926, 840 (128.5p, 125.5p) Chibburn, 850 (123.5p) Wingates Wholme. Angus 892, 842 (128.5p, 119.5p) Framhill, 820, 800 (109.5p) Twizell, Stab 850 (113.5p) Framhill. Blondes 820, 790 (119.5p, 114.5p) Oakdene Grange. Blue Bull 1222 (140p) Twizell.

Hoggs: A mixed fleshed show, slightly easier on the week. Good heavies still easy to cash.

Texels 104, 100 St Margarets, 102 Coatyards, 101 South Rennington, 99, 98, 97 Linkshead, 97 Newham Hagg, Chevington Moor. Suffolk 102, 100, 98 Linkshead, 100 Howick Scar, 99 Doxford, 97.50 Coatyards. Char 99 Howick Scar, 97 Earsdon East. Cheviot 97.50, 95 Ferneybeds. Leics 92 Linkshead, Howick Scar. Black Face 82 Howick Scar. Mules 96 South Rennington, 90.50 Howick, 90 Linkshead.

Texels 209p Ulgham, 200p St Margarets, 198p Linkshead. Cheviot 200p Ferneybeds, 201p, 198p Hemscott Hill.

Ewes: Despite another excellent average of £87 overall, most classes a bit cheaper.

Texels 120 Middleton Mill, 114 Annsteads, 114 Roseden, 110, 107 Low Hall, 110 Fenham Hill, 105 West Lane End, Beal Bank. Beltex 114 Annstead, 110 Hemelspeth, 105 Chevington Moor. Suffolk 114 Dovecote, 112 Roseden, South Rennington, 108, 106 Low Hall, 106 Fenham Hill. Mules 94, 90 Newton Villa, 90 South Rennington, West Lane End, 89 Dovecote.

Texel rams 115 Hoprigg. Suffolk rams 100 Coatyards.