Acklington Mart, November 21

North East Livestock Sales sold 53 prime cattle, including 11 cows and 3,075 sheep comprising 2,293 lambs and 782 cast ewes at their weekly sale.

Cattle- All classes again sold well to average 220p/kg.

Lim Hfrs- 251.5p, 245.5p The Brocks, 243.5p, 239.5p, 237.5p High Highlaws, 233.5p Nesbit, 223.5p East Coldside, 222.5p Ferney Beds. Lim Steers- 219.5p Boulmer Hall, 218.5p Dovecote.

Top prices: Lim Hfrs- 1461 Nesbit, 1355, 1307 The Brocks, 1334, 1328 Boulmer Hall, 1332 East Coldside. Charolais Hfr- 1300 Boulmer Hall. Lim Steers- 1435 Dovecote, 1400 East Coldside. Lim Cows- 1391 (185.5p) Woodwell House, 1084 (133.5p) West Lane End.

Lambs- A similair trade with more heavy lambs forward and fewer top quality export types. Despite monsoon conditions an SQQ average of 175p/kg was maintained.

Beltex- 94, 90, 87.50 Glanton, 93.50, 89 Park Farm, 91 Pasture House, 89, 86.50 Herds House, 88, 87 Howick Scar. Texel- 94, 92, 91.50, 90, 88.50, 87.50, 87 Corneyside, 91 West Hills, 90, 86 Chevington Moor, 88 Homilton, 87 Howick Scar, 86 Bolton P.O. Suffolk- 90, 88.50 Craster, 88.50, 88 Sharperton Edge, 87 North Trewick, 86.50 Preston Mains, 86 Make Me Rich. Charolais- 90 Make Me Rich, 87 West Hills, 86 Sunniside. Half-Bred- 87.50 White House. Millenium Blue- 85 Fenham Hill. Leading prices/Kg: Beltex- 247p, 225p, 213p Glanton, 228p Herds House, 213p Hemelspeth, 202p Howick Scar, 199p Park Farm, 197p, 196p Stanton Townhead. Texel- 211p Chillingham Newtown, 207p Fenham Hill, 198p East Thirston. Charolais- 207p Watch Hill, 204p Causey Park, 200p Pasture House, 199p Garden Cottage.

Ewes- Heavy and quality sorts still good to sell, Mules and leaner types a similar trade.

Texel Rams- 141 Craster, 130 Howick Scar, 83 Hawdon Grange. Suffolk Rams- 133 (2) Craster. Suffolk Ewes- 111, 95 Chevington Moor, 107 East Trewick, 94, 93 South Bellshill, 83 Burradon, 83 Prior Hall, 80 East Thirston. Texel- 99, 87 East Trewick, 91 South Carter Moor, 91 South Bellshill, 87 West Lane End, 85, 83 Shipley Hill, 81 Homilton. Charolias- 99 East Trewick, 90 North Trewick, 87 Longlea, 87 West Lane End. Half Bred- 87, 75 Nesbit. Cheviot- 77, 69 East Ditchburn, 65 Preston Mains. Mule- 52 Homilton, 51 (2) Hope House, 50 West Lane End, 49 Benridge Mill, 48 North Acomb, 48 South Bellshill. Blackface- 39 Brinkburn Hope, 37 Thrunton, 37 Donkin Rigg, 35 Benridge Mill. Leicester- 89 Homilton.