Acklington Mart, January 2

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North East Livestock Sales sold 87 prime cattle including 26 cows and 1,849 sheep comprising 1,290 lambs and 559 cast ewes at their weekly sale.

Cattle- Slightly easier in line with the national trend.

Lim Hfrs- 234.5p, 226.5p, 224.5p Low Hall, 233.5p Blagdon Burn, 229.5p, 228.5p, 226.5p High Highlaws. Simmental Steer- 229.5p Causey Park. Lim Steers- 225.5p Fenham Hill, 225.5p Make Me Rich. Lim Bulls- 211.5p, 207.5p Herds House. Top Prices: Lim Steers- 1507, 1462 Start Up, 1500 Earsdon East, 1487 Blagdon Burn, 1472 Make Me Rich. Simmental Steer- 1469 Fenham Hill. Lim Hfrs- 1396 Blagdon Burn, 1291, 1286 Low Hall. Charolais Hfr- 1286 Blagdon Burn. Lim Bull- 1366 Herds House.

Cows- A good show forward.

Simmental- 167.5p The Lee. Limousin- 143.5p Broome Hill, 132.5p, 131.5p Make Me Rich, 130.5p Stamford. Saler Cows- 129.5p (2) Stamford. Top Prices; Simmental- 1115 The Lee. Limousin- 1077 Make Me Rich, 1059 Broome Hill, 1029 Stamford.

Lambs- As numbers start to dry up another strong trade was achieved averaging 183p/kg (SQQ 192p/kg).

Beltex- 95, 93.50, 88.50 Park Farm, 93.50, 93 Watch Currock, 92, 89 Ewesley. Texel- 94.50, 92, 88.50 Old Deanham, 93 Howick Scar, 92.50 Preston Mains, 91 Make Me Rich, 90.50 Watch Currock, 90 Hillcrest, 90, 88.50, 88 Homilton, 89.50 High Buston, 89 South East Farm, 88.50 Norwoods, 88 Stamford. Charolais- 93.50, 89.50 Howick Scar, 93.50, 91.50 East Coldside, 88 Ewesley. Suffolk- 92.50, 91 Stamford, 92 Low Hall, 91 (2), 90 South Rennington, 89.50 Park Farm, 89.50 Redsteads, 89 Blagdon Burn, 88 South Bellshill. Cheviot- 93.50 South Charlton. Romney- 90.50 White House Folly. Half Bred- 90 Elilaw.

Leading Prices/Kg: Beltex- 236p, 234p, 220p Ewesley, 234p, 227p, 226p Watch Currock, 233p, 223p, 221p Park Farm, 217p Herds House. Texel- 233p, 223p, 216p, 208p Norwoods, 231p Hillcrest, 222p, 206p Newham Hagg, 205p Felton Demesne. Charolais- 224p, 209p Ewesley, 223p Howick Scar, 218p High Buston, 205p Fenham Hill. Cheviot- 208p Lemmington Hill Head, 208p, 206p Preston Mains, 205p South Charlton.

Ewes- A touch sharper to average £60.

Texel Rams- 119 South Bellshill. Suffolk Ewes- 93, 83 Black Heddon, 91 Lowsteads, 90, 87 Boulmer Hall, 89 Dovecote, 84 South Lyham, 83 Stamford, 80 East Coldside, 80 Make Me Rich, 80 Tosson Tower. Texel- 85 Homilton, 85 Tilesheds, 84, 81 Black Heddon. Leicester- 75 Homilton, 74 Halterburn. Cheviot- 65 East Ditchburn. Mules- 65 Make Me Rich, 63 Halterburn, 62, 59 Black Heddon, 61 Dovecote, 57 Braeside, 57 Dyke Head, 57 South Lyham, 57 Homilton. Blackface- 51 Boulmer Hall, 49 Blagdon Burn, 47 Homilton. Swale- 47, 43 Donkin Rigg.