Acklington Mart, October 7

North East Livestock Sales sold 72 Breeding Cattle, 209 Store Cattle and Calves and 660 Sheep comprising 360 Breeding Ewes and 300 Ewe and Store Lambs at their first autumn store sale.

The Dispersal sale of Cows and Calves on behalf of J Pringle and Sons, Eastwoods was topped at £1500 for Limousin cross cow with smart Limousin calf at foot.

Cows with calves: Limousin- 1500, 1495, 1430, 1400 (two) Eastwoods. Angus- 1620, 1600, 1460 Eslington. Simmental- 1400 (two), 1320 Eslington. Heifers and Calves- 1200 White House Folly.

Bulling Heifers: Simmental- 1350 (two) Fenham Hill. Angus- 1200, 1140 Fowberry.

Store Calves- A good show of top quality calves forward met a marvellous trade.

Lim Steers- 1190, 1170, 1040 Norwoods, 1160, 1120, 1030, 1010 (two), 1000 The Lee, 1160, 1000 North Lyham. Char Steers- 1000 Alnham. Sim Steers- 990, 970 Whitton Glebe, 990, 900 Alnham. Angus Steers- 1120 Alnham, 880 Hauxley, 810 Middle Coldcotes. Parthenais Steers- 1110 North Lyham. Young Bulls- 950, 940 Whitton Glebe. Lim Hfrs- 1150, 1100 Norwoods, 1150, 990 North Lyham, 1040, 1030, 990 The Lee. Sim Hfrs- 770 Eastwoods.

Cattle: Lim Steers- 1300, 1240 Dene House, 1170 Intake. Angus Steers- 1160 Dene House, 1150, 1100 Intake, 980 Middle Coldcotes. Sim Steers- 1110 Dene House. Lim Hfrs- 1100, 1080 Dene House, 1050, 1010 Intake, 900, 890 Hazon. Angus Hfrs- 980, 970 Fowberry, 840 Intake.

Breeding Sheep- Harder to cash in line with everywhere.

Suffolk Gimmers- 125 Birchwood Hall. Charolais Gimmers- 96 Blagdon Burn. Suffolk Ewes- 92 Wardhead, 92 Birchwood Hall. Mule Ewes (2/3crop)- 83, 78, 75 (two), 74 Hetton North, 71 Blagdon Burn. Suffolk X Ewes Lambs- 94, 93 Sharperton Edge.

Store Lambs- Once again in strong demand.

Beltex- 68.50, 63 Amersidelaw. Texel- 66.50, 61 Amersidelaw, 60 Embleton Steads, 57.50 West Link Hall, 57, 56 Healycote. Suffolk- 58.50 (two) West Link Hall. Cheviots- 54 (two) Quarry House.