Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

June 13

North East Livestock Sales sold 58 store cattle and three cows with calves. A varied show of young cattle sold readily, realising recent good rates.

Limousin x cow and calves 1300, 820 St Margarets, In-calf cow 750 St Margarets.

Calves: Limousin steers 970, 840 Black Halls, 910 Norwoods, Charolais steers 1080 Howick Seahouses, Angus steers 940 Black Halls, 870 Brinkburn Hope, 845, 780 Rayheugh, Simmental heifers 830 Preston Mains, Parthanais heifers 620 Hemelspeth, Angus heifers 560 Brinkburn Hope.

Cattle: Simmental heifers 1000 Hazon House, Limousin heifers 960, 950 Black Halls, 960, 840 Hazon House, 880 Waterside, Angus heifers 855, 840 Hazon House, Limousin steers 980 Waterside.

June 16

North East Livestock Sales sold 69 prime cattle including 17 cows and 1329 sheep comprising 806 lambs, 245 hoggs and 278 cast ewes.

Cattle: A better quality show of cattle forward selling well.

Lim hfrs 236.5p, 217.5p High Highlaws, 225.5p, 205.5p Low Hall, 209.5p Blagdon Burn, Char hfrs 217.5p, 209.5p Low Burradon, 215.5p Eslington Park, 205.5p Craster Heugh, Lim strs 213.5p, 211.5p, 204.5p South Acton. Lim strs 1482, 1444, 1401 South Acton.

Cows: An excellent quality show of cows with a trade to match.

Sale topped by two British Blue cows from B Spours, Twizell realising 1550, 1510 (181.5p, 171.5p), 930 (137.5p) Widdrington, Lim 1110, 870 (146.5p, 132.5p) Widdrington, 1040, 921, 805 (135.5p, 130.5p, 129.5p) Burradon Mains, Angus 1080, 892, 887, 867 (142.5p, 121.5p, 119.5p) Twizell, Char 875 (122.5p) Low Burradon.

Lambs: Weight and quality still good to sell, lighter weights harder to cash in line with the weeks national trend.

Overall average 170p.

Texels 94.50 South Bellshill, 94, 93 Gallowmoor, 89 Chester Hill, 86.50, 86 South Carter Moor, 84.50 Blagdon Burn, 84 Gallowmoor, Fenham Hill, Beltex 92 Annstead, 87.50 Woodwell, 85 (two) Fenham Hill, Suffolk 85 Tughal Grange, 83.50 Gallowmoor, 83 (four) Nesbit, Vendeen 83 Tughal Grange. Beltex 195p Fenham Hill, 188p (two), 182p, 180p Annstead, 188p Pigdon, Texels 185p, 182p Gallowmoor, 182p South Bellshill, 180p South Carter Moor, 178p Chester Hill.

Hoggs: Still keep coming.

Texels 89, 79 Hemscott Hill, 80 Glororum, 76 Buston, 73 Hedley Wood, Mules 78 Donkin Rigg, Beltex 75 Birchwood, 73 Hemscott Hill, 71 Sandylands.

Ewes: Similar lean good to sell, over fat hesitant.

Overall average £73. Texels 100 Clarabad Mill, 96 Wingates Moor, 84 Ingoe Low Hall, 83 Burradon Mains, 82 Glororum, Shaw House, 81 Buston, Suffolk 92, 90 Ingoe Low Hall, 89 Buston, 85 Southfield, 82 Burradon Mains, Hedley Wood, 80 Brinkburn Newhouses, Beltex 88, 86 Garden Cottage, Mules 68 Southfield, 67 Newton Greens, Clarabad Mill, Blagdon Burn, Swale 64 Flexigraze, 55 Black Halls, BF 60 New Hall, 56 Birchwood, Texel rams 95 Low Espley, 88 Dunstan Hill, Leic rams 84 Low Espley.