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May 4

North East Livestock Sales sold 55 prime cattle including 13 cows and 1109 sheep comprising 641 hoggs, 24 lambs and 444 cast ewes and rams.

Cattle: Again, more butcher types required to meet demand.

Lim strs topped at £1560 (244.5p) Widdrington to C Nicholson & Son, Whitley Bay, £1445 (two) (216.5p, 214.5p) Nesbit also to C Nicholson & Son and R Turnbull & Sons, Alnwick, £1435 (213.5p) Widdrington to R Turnbull & Sons, £1413 Bilton. Lim hfrs 229.5p Widdrington to R Martin, Morpeth, 220.5p, 219.5p Bilton, 217.5p East Coldside, Lim hfr 1322 East Coldside, Char bull 1395 Low Burradon.

Cows: Aged Lim bulls 1177 (125.5p) Fenham Hill, Char cows 1162, 1100, 985 Low Burradon, Lim 1088 (145.5p) Ferneybeds, 1085, 1044 (141.5p, 139.5p) Newton Greens, Here 1047, 1005 (133.5p, 123.5p) Braeside, Stab 901 (132.5p) Broxfield.

Lambs: Texels 106, 99, 97, 96 Grange Farm, 101, 99, 94 North Middleton, 90 Broadmeadows. 252p, 248p, 238p Grange Farm, 238p, 235p North Middleton.

Hoggs: Despite quite a few odds and ends appearing fleshed sorts a lot sharper on the week.

Texels 99, 94, 93 Earsdon East, 99, 95, 94 Clarabad Mill, 99, 95, 97.50, 94 Intake, 98, 94.50 Corneyside, 95.50, 94.50, 94 Nesbit Cottages, Blue Texels 95 Hen Hill, Suffolk 95, 94.50 South Rennington, 94 Rosebrough, 94, 93.50, 93 Berryhill, 93 East Coldside, 92.50 Doxford, Beltex 95, 93.50 Wingates Wholme, 94 Ulgham Fence. Beltex 216p, 200p Hemscott Hill, Texel 205p, 198p Corneyside, 200p Glendale Road, 194p Newham.

Ewes: Hill types very good to sell, Mules and heavies slightly easier compared with last week’s high rates. Overall average still £70.

Texels 110 Brinkburn Newhouses, 110, 100 South Broomford, 100, 90 Stonecroft, 98 Intake, Beltex 100 Cramond Hill, 91 Pasture House, Suffolks 98, 92 South Broomford, 98 Berryhill, 95 Warton, 92 North Middleton, HB 94 Whittle, Warton, Char 94 Abberwick, 90 Windyside, Cheviot 88 East Ditchburn, Mules 75 Hartlaw, 74 Stonecroft, 73 Broadmeadows, BF 69, 60 West Raw, 67 East Highridge, Swales 57 Flexigraze. Texel rams 100 (two) Corneyside.

May 8

North East Livestock Sales sold 141 store cattle and 70 ewes with lambs.

Another fast trade with vendors going home satisfied with both sorting services and commission still capped at £33 (3.3 per cent).

Cattle Over 14 Months: Angus 1365 (two), 1210, 1120 South Lyham, Lim strs 1300 (two), 1285, 1265 Widdrington, BB strs 1290, 1095 Castle Farm, Blonde strs 1135, 1115 Widdrington, Mont strs 1080 White House Folly, MRI strs 995, 990 White House Folly, Char hfrs 1290, 1190 Glanton Town, Angus hfrs 1170 South Lyham, Lim hfrs 1160, 1050 Widdrington, 1065 South Lyham, 1000 Brotherwick.

Cattle Under 13 Month: Lim strs 1135, 1100, 1080 Glanton Town, 1010 Trewhitt Steads, 980 Norwoods, Angus strs 965, 930 South Barlow, BB strs 950, 930 Trewhitt Steads, Short strs 1065, 980 Glanton, 900 South Barlow, Angus hfrs 995 South Barlow, 890 Belsay Barns, Lim hfrs 960, 900 Norwoods, 865, 825 Belsay Barns, 855, 845 South Barlow, Short Horn hfrs 800 Newham Hagg.

Sheep: Suffolk ewes & twins 185, 180, 177, 176 Doxford, Suffolk ewes & singles 125 Doxford, Suffolk hoggs & singles 160, 158 Yetlington.