Acklington Mart, October 17

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North East Livestock Sales sold 62 prime cattle including 19 cows & 2754 sheep comprising 2146 lambs & 608 cast ewes.

Cattle - fleshed cattle in very short supply.

Lim Steers- 235.5p, 233.5p, 227.5p Eslington. Charolais Hfrs - 225.5p, 221.5p Warton. Lim Hfr - 219.5p South Bellshill. Top Prices: Lim Steers - 1509 South Bellshill, 1503, 1497, 1460 Eslington.

Lim Hfr- 1242 South Bellshill.

Cows - A stonger show forward.

Lim Cows- 150.5p The Meadows, 133.5p Abberwick, 132.5p Woodwell House. Brit Blue- 142.5p, 141.5p Woodwell House. Charolais - 131.5p Woodwell House. Top Prices: Lim Cows - 1140 The Meadows, 978 Woodwell House, 933 Start Up. Brit Blue- 1027, 971 Woodwell House. Angus - 963 Abberwick. Charolias - 946 Woodwell House.

Lambs - A good trade to average 177p/kg overall.

Texel - 93.50, 87 Howick Estates, 91 South Bellshill, 90 Start Up, 89, 85 Whittingham Grange, 89 Preston Mains, 86.50, 85 South Carter Moor, 86.50 Grange House, 86 Forestburn Gate, 86 Annsteads, 85 St Margarets. Beltex- 90.50, 85 Hemelspeth, 90.50 Nesbit, 87.50, 86 (2) Annsteads, 85 Park Farm. Half Bred- 90, 86 Warton. Suffolk- 90 Routin Lynn, 87 Preston Mains, 87, 86 Howick Estates, 86 Tosson Tower, 85 (2) Widdrington, 85 South Bellshill. Charolais- 87.50, 85.50 East Coldside. Leading Prices/Kg: Texel- 214p, 205p Start Up, 210p Forestburn Gate, 208p Matfen Home Farms, 208p, 205p, 201p Trewhitt Steads, 207p, 203p, Colliery Farm, 206p, 200p Grange House, 205p, 198p Milbourne Town Farm, 205p Burradon Windyside, 203p Norwoods. Beltex- 211p Pigdon (Cromar), 211p, 202p Hemelspeth, 210p (2), 205p (2) Annsteads, 209p Herds House, 206p Nesbit.

Ewes- More hill types forward yet a better trade on the week.

Texel Ram- 111 West Lane End. Texel Ewes- 99 Start Up, 77 West Lane End, 75 South Side, 73 Grange House. Suffolk- 97, 71 Grange House, 75, 71 Widdrington, 73 Paxton Dene. Half Bred- 71 Widdrington. Cheviot Ram- 71 Reavley. Mule- 53 West Lane End, 51 Low Hall, 47 Middle Duddo. Cheviot- 69, 57 North Swinhoe, 65, 57, 51 The Lee, 59 Reavley, 55 South Side. Blackface- 40 Little Common, 33, 29 Harehope, 29 Haughterlaw, 29 Herds House, 28 Kirkley Hall.