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Acklington

May 5

North East Livestock Sales sold 75 prime cattle, including 19 cows and 618 sheep, comprising 353 hoggs, 46 lambs and 219 cast ewes.

Lambs: A nice commercial show sold well to average 220p.

Beltex 110 Redsteads, 104 Ewesley. Suffolk 110, 104, 100, 99 Herds House. Texels 107.50, 105.50 Grange House.

Texels 245p, 234p Grange House. Beltex 239p Redsteads. Suffolk 230p, 229p Herds House.

Texel x 226p Ewesley, North Middleton.

Hoggs: All classes dearer, especially flesh.

Texels 104, 100 Stonecroft, 103 Berryhill, 101 Wingates Wholme, 100.50, 100 (2), 98 Earsdon East, 100 Ulgham Fence. Suffolk 104 Berryhill, 103.50, 102.50, 102, 100 (2) Braeside, 99 Doxford. Cheviots 101.50, 99 Ferneybeds. Beltex 99, 98 Wooden. Beltex 199p, 192p Wooden, 198p, 196p Glanton Town, 197p Hemelspeth, 192p Pasture House. Texel 189p Berryhill, 188p Glanton Town. Cheviots 189p, 185p Ferneybeds.

Ewes: A shortage of numbers and quality making values better, averaging £76.

Texels 120 Stonecroft, 117 Newham Hagg, 116 Coatyards. Suffolks 120 Widdrington, 110 South Rennington, 105, 102 Herds House, 96 Howick Estates, 95 North Middleton. Beltex 116 (two) Hemelspeth, 96 Ewesley, 95 Herds House, 93 Newham Hagg, B’D’Maine 107, 101, 100 New Shoreston, 97 Snitter, Lleyn 87, 84 Thistleyhaugh. Mules 83 Coatyards, 80 Matfen, New Shoreston, 79 Ewesley. Black Face 70 East Highridge. Swale 64 Flexigraze. Beulah 72 Middle Moor. Chev/Mule 90 Grange House. Easy Care 61 South Healey.

Cattle: In spec sorts a touch dearer, over weights cheaper in line with national trends.

Lim hfrs 213.5p, 207.5p Chibburn, 213.5p Eslington. Blue hfrs 212.5p, 205.5p Herds House. Angus hfrs 208.5p (two), 205.5p, 202.5p (two) Tritlington, 198.5p South Side. Lim strs 215.5p Widdrington, 207.5p Elyhaugh, Earsdon East, 195.5p Make Me Rich.

Lim strs 1424 Earsdon East, 1403 Elyhaugh, 1345 Widdrington. Sim strs 1327, 1296 Earsdon East. Angus strs 1290 Tritlington, Causey Park. Lim hfrs 1347, 1270 South East. Angus hfrs 1247, 1233 Tritlington.

Cows: A good show of cows sold to average 117p.