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Acklington

May18

North East Livestock Sales sold 53 prime cattle including 18 cows and 883 sheep comprising 475 hoggs, 129 lambs and 279 cast ewes.

Cattle: Lim strs 227.5p, 223.5p, 221.5p South Acton, Angus hfrs 217.5p, 214.5p Burnhouse, Sim x hfr 213.5p Blagdon Burn.

Lim strs 1506, 1489, 1404, 1403 South Acton, 1354 Make Me Rich, 1353, 1350 Bilton, Blonde x str 1387 Newton Greens, Sim hfr 1386 Hemscott Hill, Angus hfrs 1309, 1301 Burnhouse.

Cows: All classes well sold.

Angus 1079 (135.5p) Swinhoe, 1078 (132.5p) Whittle, Limousin 1063, 959 (134.5p, 133.5p) East Ditchburn, 1052, 1028 (134.5p, 131.5p) Make Me Rich, B Blue 958 (145.5p) Hemscott Hill, Shorthorn 933, 900 Swinhoe, Simmental 928 (132.5p) South Broomford.

Lambs: A good show sold to average £101.

Texel 115.50, 110, 106.50, 105 Boulmer, 114, 106.50 Fowberry, 111 (two), 108, 102, 100 Lilburn, Char 103.50, 102.50 Boulmer, Suff 111 (two), 104 (two), 100 Gallowmoor, 100 Widdrington.

Texels 278p, 260p Fowberry, 237p, 235p, 233p Boulmer, 227p (three) Lilburn, 227p Gallowmoor.

Hoggs: Quality hoggs dearer.

Texels 104, 97 Birchwood, 102, 95 Berryhill, 100 Ferneybeds, Beltex 100.50, 100, 95 Wooden, 97 Pasture House, 95 Chevington Moor, Suffolk 100 Berryhill, 95 Wingates Wholme, Angerton, Cheviots 96, 94 Tosson Glebe, 94 Ferneybeds, Black Face 94, 93, 92 Ferneybeds.

Beltex 227p, 223p (two) Wooden, 216p Hemelspeth, Texel 213p Tosson Glebe, 209p Stamford, 207p Angerton, Suffolk x 204p Berryhill, Newton Greens, Cheviots 209p Ferneybeds.

Ewes: Leaner, lighter ewes still good to cash, fat sorts easier in line with national trend.

Texels 92 High Callerton, 91 Chevington Moor, 90 Broome Park, 90, 89 Linden Hill Head, 89, 88 South Lyham, Suffolk 90 Chevington Moor, 90 (two) Rashercap, 89 Boulmer, 88 Tritlington, Mitford Steads, 86 Great Ryle, Mules 74, 70 The Peels, 73 Birchwood, Linden Hill Head, Cheviots 70 West Link Hall, Black Face 56 Birtley Shields.

May 22

North East Livestock Sales sold 94 store cattle including three cows and calves.

Lim Hfr & Calf 1800 Rugley, BB Cow & Calf 1900 Rugley.

A wide selection forward meeting another strong demand.

Angus strs 1395, 1280, 1200 Warton, 1150, 1070 Middle Coldcotes, Devon strs 1280 Warton, Lim strs 1245, 1240 Warton, BB strs 1170, 1155 Waterside.

Young Cattle 11-14 Months: Lim strs 1175, 1165, 1060 Hazon House, Angus strs 1100 (two), 1030 South Lyham, BB hfrs 775 Hill Head.

Stirks: Lim strs 815 Hill Head, 685 Duncombe Moor, Angus strs 705 North Bellshill, 700 Hill Head, Angus hfrs 720 North Bellshill, Lim hfrs 695, 675 Hill Head.