Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

April 5

North East Livestock Sales sold 70 prime cattle and cast cows and 851 sheep comprising 577 hoggs and 274 cast ewes.

Hoggs

Dearer again realising an overall average of £117 all in!

Texels 175, 171, 168 Preston Mains, 168, 146 Berryhill, 167, 159, 150 Ulgham Fence, 165, 158 South Acton, Beltex 159, 157 South Acton, 152 Woodwell, 150 Preston Mains, Charollais 159 (two) South Acton, 148, 145 Earsdon East, 145 North Shotton, Suffolks 160, 158, 149 Berryhill, 158, 153, 145 Dovecote, Cheviots 149 Preston Mains, 125 Ferneybeds, Dorset x 149, 142 Hemscott Hill.

Texels 312p East Wingates, 307p, 289p Preston Mains, 298p Berryhill, 298p Earsdon East, Beltex 310p, 306p South Acton, 305p, 295p, 281p Woodwell, 298p South Bellshill, 295p West Fleetham, Charollais 300p South Acton, 295p, 290p, 282p North Shotton, Suffolks 291p, 281p Berryhill, Cheviots 276p, 273p Ferneybeds.

Ewes

Dearest seen for many years, averaging a whopping £122 overall.

Top price pen of Texels 179, 161 Fenham Hill, 166, 165, 162 Corneyside, 166 Dovecote, 162 Cockhill, 158 Hope House, 148 Mirlaw House, Suffolks 169, 159, 154, 153 Mirlaw House, 165, 156 Dovecote, 158 Cockhill, 157 Corneyside, 142 Fenham Hill, Beltex 150 Birchwood, Mules 138, 110 Mirlaw House, 128, 108 Dovecote, 119 Cockhill, 112 Birchwood, Blagdon Burn, Leicester 126 Preston Mains, Beltex rams 159 Woodwell, 128 Boulmer Hall.

Cattle

Lim hfrs 236p, 224p Nesbit, 235p, 234p, 226p Widdrington, 220p Elyhaugh, Black Callerton, Angus hfrs 226p Howick Scar, 220p Tritlington, B Blue hfrs 234p Widdrington, 224p Herds House, Charolais strs 217p, 211p Thornham Hill, Angus strs 217p, 212p Chibburn, 213p, 210p Tritlington.

Charolais strs 1515, 1514, 1455, 1446 Thornham Hill, Angus strs 1496 Tritlington, 1442 Chibburn, 1426 Warton, Lim strs 1390 Elyhaugh.

Lim hfrs 1438 Eslington, 1383, 1320 Widdrington, 1344 Nesbit, Angus hfrs 1397 Howick Scar, 1316 Tritlington, Simmental hfrs 1330 Ferneybeds.

Cows

Simmental 1064 (131p) Black Callerton, Angus 1010 (136p) Donkin Rigg, 948 Chibburn, B Blue 972 (140p) Black Callerton.