North East Livestock Sales sold 56 prime cattle including 17 cows and 1,936 sheep comprising 1,335 lambs, 114 hoggs and 487 cast ewes.
Cattle: Smaller but nice show forward selling to similar rates.
Lim hfrs 219.5p, 205.5p South Bellshill, 205.5p East Coldside, 202.5p Craster Heugh, Lim blks 205.5p Blagdon Burn, 203.5p South Bellshill, 196.5p East Coldside, 195.5p Startup.
Lim strs 1381, 1342 Blagdon Burn, 1380 South Bellshill, 1367 East Coldside, 1353 Startup. Bel Blue Hfrs 1295, 1219 Craster Heugh, Char Hfrs 1262 Hemscott Hill, Lim Hfrs 1242 South Bells Hill, 1219 Craster Heugh, Lim x bulls 1150, Blagdon Burn, 1145 Herds House, Char bull 1090 Blagdon Burn.
Lambs: More lambs about with numbers increasing week on week at Acklington. Topping the sale this week with an outstanding pen of Beltex x lambs from Michael and Mathew Jordan, Herds House selling to 218p.
Beltex 218p Herds House, 212p Moralees, 210p New Shoreston, 210p Watch Hill, 208p Longshaws, 205p Chevington Moor, 205p Stone Croft, 204p Low Steads. Texel x 205p Warton, 204p East Newham, 203p Old Deanham, 200 East Trewick, 200p South Linden, Vendeen 209p North Lyham, 203p Old Deanham, 200p Hill Crest, 199p North Farm, Suff x 199p South Broomford, 198p South Bells Hill, 198p Nesbit, 197p Longshaws.
Texel 100, 99.50 Old Deanham, 94, 93 South Bells Hill, 93 Nesbit, 92 Brinkburn Newhouses, 90 Stone Croft, 90 South Carter Moor, 90 Blagdon Burn, Vendeen 92 North Lyham, 92 North Farm, South Lyham.
Ewes: All classes dearer with lean ewes making a premium.
Texels 124, 113 South Broomford, 119 Old Deanham, 106 Brinkburn Newhouses.
Suffolk 99 Blagdon Burn, 97, 95 Hoprig, 97, 94 Chevington Moor, 94, 92 Lawfield, 93 Brinkburn. Char x 92 South Field, 89 South Linden, 87 West Lane End. Chev 86 South Charlton, 82 Lawfield, Mules 73 Hoprig, 72 Donkin Rigg, 72 Lawfield, 72 Haredene, 72 Rawfoot, Texel rams 118, 108 Embleton Steads, 107 Unthank, 106 Haredene, 104 Rawfoot.