Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

March 29

North East Livestock Sales sold 102 store cattle and calves also seven ewes with lambs at their Acklington Mart sale.

Mostly commercial cattle forward, being a touch easier but quality types shown a very good trade.

Calves

Limousin steers 980, 900 Norwoods, Angus steers 720, 620 Rayheugh, Charolais heifers 990, 970, 895 Howick Seahouses, Limousin heifers 950, 795 Thornham Hill, 850, 810 Hazon House, Short Horn heifers 780 Rayheugh, Angus heifers 770, 710 Hazon House, 600 Rayheugh.

Cattle

Limousin steers 1100 Waterside House, Simmental steers 1040 Waterside House, 845 Brinkburn Hope, Angus steers 910 Brinkburn Hope, 890 White House Folly, Saler steers 885 White House Folly, Friesian steers 745, 650 White House Folly.

Sheep

Ewes and singles 92 Longhirst.

March 31

North East Livestock Sales sold 77 prime cattle including 12 cows and 936 sheep comprising 532 hoggs and 404 cast ewes.

Ewes

Trade still holding to a marvellous overall average of £87.

Texels 140, 139, 137 Low Hall, 140 Berryhill, 138 Embleton Steads, 131 Coatyards, 129 Middle Duddo, Suffolks 125, 124, 123 Low Hall, 120 Broom Hall, 114 South Ryal, Coatyards, 113 Shadfen, Beltex 122 Loanend, 118 Bellion, 117 Longlea, 115 Pasture House, Chev/Mule 105, 90 Routin Lynn, Mules 90 Middle Duddo, South Lodge, Pasture House, Black Face 86, 75 Angerton Broom House, 79, 74 Birchwood, 71 Routin Lynn, Llyns 94, 85 Thistleyhaugh, Easy Care 86, 75 Embleton Steads, Romney 79 Thompsons Walls.

Hoggs: Flesh and quality dearer.

Texel 112, 104 Howick Scar, 112, 105, 103.50, 102 Riplington, 110, 108, 105 St Margarets, 106, 103, 102 Earsdon East, Suffolk 112 Berryhill, 104, 103 The Peels, 103 South Lodge, 102 South Side, Charolais 100 South Bradford, 100 Earsdon East.

Texel 216p Embleton Steads, 213p Howick Scar, 207p White Hall, Cheviots 207p Doxford, 207p, 205p, 200p Hemscott Hill, Suffolks 206p Redsteads, 202p Doxford, Berryhill, Easy Care 205p, 200p Embleton Steads, Char x 205p South Bradford, 200p Pasture House.

Cattle

Lim hfrs 221.5p, 217.5p, 213.5p Low Hall, 215.5p, 209.5p Elyhaugh, 212.5p, 209.5p Blagdon Burn, Angus hfrs 209.5p Chibburn, Lim strs 214.5p Chibburn, 206.5p, 203.5p Whitemire, 201.5p Stamford. Lim strs 1408, 1395, 1386 Chibburn, 1372, 1303 South Acton, 1314 Blagdon Burn, 1303 Stamford, Sim x strs 1314, 1310, 1306 Chibburn, Char x strs 1300 Whitemire.

Cows: Angus cow 1000 (128.5p) Hazon House, 994 (133.5p) Chibburn, Short Horn 840, 830 (112.5p, 109.5p) Newham Hagg.