Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

May 19

North East Livestock Sales sold 66 prime cattle, including 16 OTM’s and 966 sheep, comprising 110 lambs, 434 hoggs and 422 cast ewes.

Cattle

Mainly steers forward meeting a similar trade, more heifers required to meet butchers’ demands.

BB hfrs 227.5p, 212.5p Herds House. Angus hfrs 216.5p Tritlington, 215.5p, 213.5p Southfield. Lim strs 213.5p, 204.p Chibburn, 197.5p Earsdon East, Warton.

Lim strs 1420 Chibburn, 131, 1370, 1350 Earsdon East. Angus strs 1373 Tritlington. BB strs 1373, 1370, 1350 South Acton. Angus hfrs 1333 Southfield. BB hfr 1283 Herds House.

Cows

Shorthorn 936, 872, 856 North Swinhoe. Angus 907, 856 Chibburn, 792 Belsay Barns. Stabiliser 878, 870 Swinhoe.

Lambs

A better quality show on the week.

Texel 113, 106, 104, 100 Gallowmoor, 91, 90 North Middleton. Beltex 112, 105, 103, 98, 94 Pigdon. Suffolk 98, 97 Gallowmoor. Vendeen 96 North Lyham. Leic 90 Preston Mains. Beltex 249p, 239p, 234p, 223p Pigdon. Texels 236p, 217p Boulmer Hall, 239p, 230p, 226p Gallowmoor. Suffolk 211p Gallowmoor.

Hoggs

All classes harder to cash.

Texels 100, 90 Corneyside, 95 Berryhill, 91 Ulgham Fence, 90 St Margarets. Suffolk 94 Preston Mains, 90 Southfield, Tuthill, 89.50, 88 Braeside. Chev/Mule 86 West Bolton. Beltex 86 Bygate.

Ewes

A touch easier, but easily sold with more buyers in attendance.

Texels 128, 114 Low Espley, 124, 92 Chester Hill, 110 Banktop, 100 South Broomford, 97 Hope House, 95 Merryshield. Suffolk 116 Nesbit, 90 Wooden, 88 Brotherwick, South Bellshill. Half Bred 88 Nesbit, Low Hall. Mule 75 Tuthill, 73, 70 Brinkheugh, 71 Colliery Farm. Black Face 67, 60 Birtley Shield, 63 Dykehead, 60 Low Espley. Texel Rams 112 Paxton Dene.