Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

May 23

North East Livestock Sales sold 87 store cattle and 148 ewes with lambs. There was a large company of buyers in attendance, with all classes of stock an excellent trade.

Sheep: The dispersal of ewes and late born lambs from the late Norman Williamson topped, with warranted Texels and twins realising £158 (two), £149, £146 (two), singles bidding to £129, £128. Cheviots and twins £141, £140 St Margarets. Suffolks (w) and twins £169, £160 Doxford. Suffolks (UO) and twins £144 Doxford. Suffolks and singles £136 Doxford. Texel rams £150 (two), £140 St Margarets.

Breeding Cattle: South Devon heifers running with Simmental bull 1120, 1100. Angus heifers 1150 Warton.

Cattle: A nice show of quality young cattle forward, with trade the sharpest seen in May for a few years.

Under 11 months: Lim strs 950, 870 Trewhitt Steads, 800 South Barlow. Char strs 900, 880 Trewhitt Steads. Lim hfrs 920 (two), 905, 900 Norwoods, 810, 800 Crescent. Sim hfrs 750 Crescent.

Cattle 11 to 14 months: Char strs 1020, 980, 940, 900 Redsteads. Angus 850 (two) Warton. B Blue strs 850 Trewhitt Steads. Char hfrs 900 Howick Seahouses, 890 Redsteads. Lim hfrs 1000, 960 Howick Seahouses. Lim strs 1070 Waterside. Angus hfrs 800 White House Folly.