Acklington Mart, October 24

North East Livestock Sales sold 88 Prime Cattle including 39 Cast Cows and 2704 Sheep comprising 1866 Lambs & 838 Ewes.

Cattle- A better show of butcher’s heifers forward. Lim Hfrs- 262.5p, 232.5p (two), 231.5p, 229.5p, 222.5p High Highlaws, 231.5p Thornham Hill, 216.5p South Bellshill. Charolais Hfr- 216.5p Warton. Lim Steers- 237.5p, 217.5p Blagdon Burn.

Top Prices: Charolais Steers- 1650, 1592, 1574, 1550 North Rennington. Lim Steers- 1567 West Hall, 1535, 1529 Blagdon Burn, 1424 South Bellshill. Lim Hfrs- 1596 High Highlaws, 1398 Thornham Hill. Lim Bull- 1246 Causey Park.

Cows- More forward on the week, all classes a touch easier. Lim Cows- 132.5p Herds House, 124.5p South Barlow. Angus- 122.5p Alnham, 120.5p (£976) South Lyham. Simmental- 121.5p (£969) South Lyham. Friesian- 108.5p (two) Hauxley.

Lambs- Less lambs forward, more required to meet buyer’s demand. Overall average 175p/kg. Leicester- 94 Low Espley. Charolais- 94, 90 (two), 88 Burnhouses, 86 East Coldside. Blue D’Maine- 91 Fenham Hill. Beltex- 91 Woodwell House, 90 (two), 89 Chevington Moor, 85.50 Herds House. Suffolk- 90, 85 North Trewick, 90, 86.50 Lilburn Estates, 88 Sharperton Edge, 86.50 Preston Mains, 86 South Bellshill, 85 Berwick Hill. Texel- 90 Newham Hall, 90, 87.50 Lilburn Estates, 89.50 Herds House, 89.50, 85.50 Preston Mains, 88 Burnhouses, 88, 86 Chevington Moor, 87.50 (2), 86.50 South Bellshill, 87.50, 85 Birchwood Hall, 87 Reavley Cottage, 87, 85.50, 85 South Carter Moor, 85.50 Grange House. Berrichon- 86 East Trewick. Cheviot- 85 (two) Reavley.

Leading Prices/Kg: Beltex- 216p Low Espley, 214p Hemelspeth, 210p, 207p Woodwell House, 209p, 204p Herds House, 207p Chevington Moor, 206p Pasture House, 200p Todburn West, 195p Lumbylaw. Texel- 208p, 195p Wingates Moor, 205p, 201p Matfen Home Farms, 203p,199p, 194p, 193p Birchwood Hall, 200p (two) Todburn West, 200p Norwoods, 199p Watch Currock, 198p Wingates Wholme, 198p North End, 196p Preston Mains, 193p South Carter Moor. Blue D’Maine- 195p, 193p Fenham Hill.

Ewes- A stronger show to average £54. Suffolk- 119 East Trewick, 83 Preston Mains, 81 Gallows Hill, 77 Hoprig, 75 Duddo Hill, 75 Haugh Head. Texel- 101, 97 Preston Mains, 99 East Trewick, 87 Hoprig, 87, 81 (two) Watch Currock, 77 Park Farm. Leicester Ram- 105 Low Espley. Texel Ram- 97 White House Folly. Cheviot- 75, 69, South Charlton, 65 Preston Mains, 60 Glanton. Half Bred- 67 North Lyham, 67 Warton. Mule- 61, 53 Haugh Head, 57 South East, 57 Milbourne Town Farm, 55 Shipley, 55 West Stobswood, 53 Reenes House. Blackface- 47 Duddo Hill, 41 Gallows Hill, 39 Kirkley Hall.