Northumberland Livestock

ACKLINGTON

December 17

At North East Livestock Sales sold 51 prime cattle including 15 cows and 1492 sheep comprising 1105 lambs and 387 cast ewes.

Lambs

Numbers less resulting in a much sharper trade for weight and flesh.

Heavies averaged 161p and SQQ 165p.

Beltex 92.50, 90, 88 Pigdon, 89, 87.50 Linden Hill Head, 87 South Bellshill, Texels 91, 88 Preston Mains, 90, 88 Edlingham Demesne, 90 Clarabad Mill, 89.50, 89, 88.50 Newham Hall, 86.50 Howick Estates, Suffolks 96 Herds House, 91.50 Edlingham Demesne, 90, 88 Berwick Hill, 88.50 Braeside, Cheviot 92, 85.50 East Ditchburn, Charolais 91 Burnhouses.

Beltex 195p, 180p Loanend, 188p Colliery Farm, 185p, 182p Woodwell, 183p, 180p West High House, Texels 195p, 190p, 188p, 186p Buston House, 186p Ulgham Fence, 184p Edlingham Demesne.

Ewes

A poor show slightly better with fat yet again harder to cash than leaner sorts.

Overall average £64.50.

Texels 124 Elsdon Burn, 108 Alnham, 88 Park Farm, Beltex 120 South Bellshill, Suffolks 86, 84, 82 South Bellshill, 83 Gallowmoor, 83 Thrunton Red House, Cheviots 84 East Ditchburn, 81, 79 Park Farm, Mules 59 Hope House, 56 Tritlington, Brinkheugh, BF 49 Low Town, 46 Alnham, Texel rams 108 Howick, 100 Garrett Lee, 98 Elsdon Burn.

Cattle

With the butchers already catered for a commercial show of cattle were offered realising a similar trade on the week.

Angus strs 1351, 1350, 1329, 1312 Chibburn, Lim strs 1340, 1312 Earsdon East, 1310, 1300 East Coldside, Char x hfr 1221 Warton, Sim hfr 1210 West Hall, Lim bulls 1201 Howick Seahouses.

Sim hfrs 213.5p, 211.5p West Hall, Char x hfrs 204.5p, 203.5p Warton, Bulls 197.5p Herds House.

Cows

A decent trade to average 106p.

Charolais cow 1232 (127.5p) Juries House, Limousin cows 1112 (127.5p) Juries House, 850 (120.5p) Howick Seahouses, 843 (109.5p) Embleton Mill, Short Horn cow 880 (111.5p) Warton.