Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

September 22

North East Livestock Sales annual show and sale of rams had forward and sold 147 shearling rams.

The show was kindly sponsored by Lloyds Bank and expertly judged by Ed Davy, Blagdon Burn.

Champion Texel was shown by JJ Ferguson, Bellion Farm and realised £850 and was bought by the judge. Second Texel £580 ME Ions & Sons, Intake. First Beltex £780 C Mellor, Annstead. First Suffolk £500 Warton. Second Suffolk £500 Preston Mains.

Texels: 850, 800, 750, 620, 500, 450 Bellion, 650, 580, 550 Intake, 650 Black Heddon, 600, 550 (two), 500 Unthank, 550 Bolton PO, 500 Bygate, Preston Mains.

Suffolks: 500, 480 Warton, 500, 420 Preston Mains, 480, 450 Fawdon, 450 Low Espley.

Crosses: Beltex x 780, 700, 520 (two), 450 (three) Annstead.

September 24

North East Livestock Sales sold 51 prime cattle and 2,606 sheep comprising of 2,072 lambs and 534 cast ewes.

Cattle

Butchers’ heifers still in short supply, but some good quality steers were shown.

Lim strs 237.5p, 217.5p Blagdon Burn, 215.5p, 213.5p South Acton, Angus strs 215.5p, 214.5p Hall Farm, Lim hfrs 223.5p Widdrington, 218.5p, 215.5p Blagdon Burn.

Lim strs 1724, 1548, 1421 Blagdon Burn, 1526, 1454, 1414 South Acton, Ang str 1414 Hall Farm, Blue str 1410 Widdrington, Lim bull 1320 Thornham Hill, Sim Cow 1021 Alnham.

Lambs

Quality heavy weights in short supply. More leaner and none FA shown. Overall average £68.

Beltex 84, 82, 81, 77 Low Espley, 79 Watch Currock, 78 Linden Hill Head, Texel 79.50, 79, 78, 77.50, 77 Corneyside, 79, 78, 76 Brinkburn Newhouses, 78, 76, 75 South Bellshill, Suffolk 84.50 Dunstan Hill, 78, 76 Brinkburn Newhouses, 77 Make Me Rich.

Beltex 200p, 195p, 193p Low Espley, 193p, 175p Watch Currock, 184p Glanton, 181p, 171p Howick Scar, Texel 179p Low Espley, 173p Corneyside, 172p Glanton, 170p Juries House.

Ewes

All classes similar.

Beltex 90 Glanton, 80 Herds House, 78 Whitelee, Texel 88, 82 South East, 85 East Trewick, 80 Norwoods, Char 76 West Lane End, 74 Corneyside, Mule 56 Howick Estate, 56, 55 Prior Hall, 55 Colt Park, West Lane End, BF 47 Colt Park, 45 East House, Beltex Rams 98 Herds House.