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April 20

North East Livestock Sales sold 89 prime cattle including 22 cast cows and 1281 sheep comprising 865 hoggs and 416 cast ewes.

Cattle: A much plainer show of cattle with quality in short supply.

Lim hfrs 233.5p, 225.5p, 221.5p Widdrington, 227.5p, 213.5p Low Hall, 219.5p Black Callerton, Angus hfrs 218.5p, 212.5p Spring Hill, 215.5p, 212.5p Yetlington, Lim strs 227.5p Black Callerton, 215.5p, 214.5p Thornham Hill, 213.5p Widdrington.

Angus strs 1489, 1465, 1458, 1380 East Fleetham, Lim strs 1456 Widdrington, 1385, 1383 Black Callerton, Here strs 1369 Chibburn, Char hfrs 1451, 1408 Low Hall, 1330 Craster, Angus hfrs 1398, 1381 Spring Hill, Parth hfrs 1396 Low Hall, Lim hfrs 1356 Widdrington, 1351 Eslington Park, 1333 Low Hall.

Cows: More leaner sorts forward but all classes good to sell.

Aged Lim bull 1321 (129.5p) Mitford Steads, Lim cows 1115 (141.5p) Trewhitt Steads, Angus cows 1063, 1012, 972, 946 (151.5p, 139.5p, 133.5p, 127.5p) Twizell, Short Horn cows 864 (128.5p) Warton.

Hoggs: More numbers but a mixed fleshed show, slightly dearer again.

Texels 96.50, 93 Wooden, 96, 91.50 Corneyside, 94, 93, 90 Ulgham Fence, 93 Trewhitt Steads, 92 The Meadows, Ferneybeds, Beltex 94.50, 91 Hemscott Hill, 90 Herds House, Matfen Home Farm, 89 Intake, Char 91.50 South Ryal, Suffolk 91 Berryhill, 89 Doxford, South East, 88.50 Braeside, Chev/Mule 90, 88.50, 88 Earsdon East.

Texels 224p, 218p Corneyside, 201p Hemscott Hill, 200p Woodwell, 199p Meadows.

Ewes: A decent show with all classes again firmer. Overall average £81.60.

Suffolks 128 Widdrington, 122 Brinkburn Newhouses, 107 Bowmont Hill, 104, 100 South Ryal, Texels 124, 119 Delight, 124, 110, 103 South Carter Moor, 120 Chibburn, 117, 99 Intake, 115 Annstead, 111, 102 Brinkburn Newhouses, 102 East Coldside, 100 Matfen, 100 Black Callerton, Nesbit Cottages, Beltex 106 Annstead, 100 Wooden, Hemelspeth, Vendeen 105 North Lyham, Mules 83 East House, 82 Make Me Rich, North Rennington, 81 Brinkburn Newhouses, Black Face 62 Yetlington, Tex Rams 104 High Trewhitt.

April 27

North East Livestock Sales sold 337 store cattle and calves also 25 ewes with lambs at the Spring Show and Sale. Kindly sponsored by Mole Country Stores and ably judged by Ian and Amy Holmes, Elwick.

The championship was won by C Mellor, Annstead with a square Limousin x BB steer calf bought by the judge for £1260. 2 Limousin steer 1180 Annsteads.

Results: 1 and 2 Limousin heifers 1210, 1100 Annstead; 1 and 2 Charolais steers 1150, 1250 Howick Seahouses; 1 and 2 Charolais heifers 1090, 1000 Howick Seahouses.

A great show of yearling cattle was shown maybe the best quality seen at this centre for some time.

Cattle under 10 months: Char blks 970 Great Ryle, Angus blks 910, 800, 760 Rayheugh, 840, 780 North Bellshill, Lim blks 780 Hill Head, Char hfrs 880 (two) Great Ryle, Lim hfrs 845, 790 Houndalee, 750 Oakdene Grange, 695 Belsay Barns, 690 Hill Head.

Cattle 11-16 months: BB blks 1260, 1180, 1150, 1120 Annstead, 1180, 1060 Low Town, Char blks 1250, 1180, 1150, 1100 Howick Seahouses, Lim blks 1250, 1180, 1150 (two) Annstead, 1185, 1180, 1110 Eshott, 1180 (two) Elyhaugh, 1130 Preston Mains, 1090 Proctor Steads, 1075 Howick Seahouses, 1060 Oakdene Grange, 1040 North Lyham, Angus blks 1130 Proctor Steads, 1080, 1040 Eshott, Sim x blks 1090, 1080 Eshott, 1090, 1035 Elyhaugh, 1065, 1060 Preston Mains, Lim hfrs 1210, 1100, 1060 Annstead, 1100, 1065, 1045 Howick Seahouses, 1050, 1010 Eshott, 900, 880 North Lyham, BB hfrs 1080, 1060 Annsteads, Char hfrs 1090, 1020 Howick Seahouses, Sim x hfrs 890 Preston Mains.

Cattle 17 months plus: Char blks 1300, 1270 Widdrington, Lim blks 1380 Paxton Dene, 1300, 1210 Widdrington, Saler blks 1210 White House Folly, BB blks 1160, 1130 Waterside, 1040 Castle Farm, Here blks 1040, 1035 Carr House, Lim x hfrs 1390, 1215, 1090 Annstead, 1230, 1125 Widdrington, Saler hfrs 1080 White House Folly.

Ewes and Lambs: Suff x ewes & twins 176, 174 Charlton Hall, Suff x ewes and singles 133 Charlton Hall, Suff x ewes & triplets 190 Charlton Hall.