Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

July 19

North East Livestock Sales sold 51 prime cattle, including nine cast cows and 2,772 sheep, comprising 2,061 lambs and 711 cast ewes and hoggs.

Cattle: All classes similar.

Lim hfrs 235p Swarland Old Hall (R Green & Son), 231p Bilton (R Turnbull & Sons). Angus hfrs 228p Eslington Park, 221p, 219p Birchwood.

Lim strs 237p Swarland Old Hall (R Martin), 221p Blagdon Burn (R Turnbull & Sons), 214p Herds House (Whitelaw Butchers). Angus hfrs 1468 Eslington, 1393, 1322 Birchwood. Lim strs 1427 Swarland Old Hall, 1420, 1380 Blagdon Burn. Angus strs 1383 Eslington.

Cows: Smaller show forward.

Limousin 1366 (169p) Old Deanham. Shorthorn 980, 940 North Swinhoe.

Aged bull 1414 (144p) Old Deanham.

Lambs: More forward, but everything sharper. Overall average £85.30 (196p). Beltex 114, 109, 105, 101 Annstead, 109 Howick Scar, 102.50, 98.50 Swarland Old Hall, 101 Hillcrest, 98.50 Bothal Barns. Texel 105 Hagdon Moor, 104, 97 East Trewick, 104 Corneyside, 103, 101, 100.50 Low Hall, 100, 97.50 West Lane End, 97 Newton Red House. Suffolk 106 Rashercap, 105, 104.50 Warton, 105 Make Me Rich, 99 Craster Heugh, 98.50 South Bellshill, Nesbit, B’D’Maine 100 Fenham Hill. Char x 99.50 Bankfoot, 99 Old Deanham, 98.50 Low Espley. Beltex 244p Old Deanham, 239p, 238p, 236p, 232p Annstead, 229p, 223p Bothal Barns, 228p, 222p Swarland Old Hall, 221p Herds House. Texel 227p, 226p Corneyside, 227p South Bellshill, 227p, 226p Howick Scar, 220p Annstead, Bilton. Char x 225p Old Deanham, 217p East Trewick.

Ewes: A great show of ewes met a similar trade to average £81 overall.

Texel 119, 106, 105 Chevington Moor, 110, 104 Annstead, 110 North Swinhoe, 110, 106 Old Deanham, 102 Swarland Old Hall.

Suffolk 112 Chevington Moor, 106 Holystone Estate, Marshall Meadows, 101 (two) Branton East Side, 100 (two) Widdrington, Make Me Rich, South Ryal.

Cheviot x 91 Hoprig. Mules 70 Houndalee, Hoprig, 68 Southfield.

Texel rams 136, 135 Swarland Old Hall. Charollais ram 122 Grange House.