Acklington Mart, October 9

Livestock prices at Acklington Mart.
Livestock prices at Acklington Mart.

North East Livestock Sales sold 103 prime cattle, including 27 cows and 2,627 sheep, comprising of 2,139 lambs and 488 ewes.

Cattle

More forward but less flesh.

Lim x str: 1580 Howick Scar, 1422, 1396 Blagdon Burn, 1385 Corneyside. Sim x str: 1368 Eslington. AA x str: 1358 Blagdon Burn. Lim x hfr: 1354 Corneyside, 1306 South Bellshill. Char x hfr: 1348, 1343, 1322 Thrunton. AA x hfr: 1303 Thrunton. Lim bulls: 1402, 1379 Elyhaugh. SD bull: 1339 Lumbylaw. Lim x str: 234.5p Howick Scar, 221.5p, 208.5p Blagdon Burn, 218.5p Corneyside. Lim x hfr: 226.5p, 214.5p Corneyside, 219.5p Herds House, 217.5p Blagdon Burn, 216.5p Oakdene, 213.5p South Bellshill. Char x hfr: 225.5p Blagdon Burn, 217.5p Thrunton. Lim x bulls: 216.5p, 203.5p Elyhaugh.

Cows

A large show of mainly lean cows sold well to average 112p.

Lim x: £1,196 (139.5p) Houndalee, 917, 903 (137.5p, 136.5p) Bilton. Sim x: 1020 (124.5p) Alnham, 935 (129.5p) Hazon House. AA x: 983 (132.5p) Birchwood Hall, 966 (118.5p) Yetlington. Fries: 936 (134.5p) Intake.

Lambs

Quality and flesh dearer, lean and none farm assured similar. Overall average £72 (160p).

Tex: 90, 88, 86.50 Follions, 88 Percy Farms, 87, 85 Bothal Barns, 87, 86.50 South Bellshill. Suff x: 87.50 Thrunton, 87, 86 Roseden, 85 Elilaw. Beltex: 87 Hemelspeth.

Beltex: 214p Felton Demesne, 200p, 198p Hemelspeth, 196p Matfen Home Farm, 191p, 183p Oakdene, 187p Glanton Town, 185p Herds House, 183p East Thirston. Tex: 180p South Bellshill.

Ewes

Fewer numbers on show with increased returns.

Tex: 116 Thrunton, 106 Juries House, 98 High Trewhitt, 96, 92 Benridge, 96 Brinkheugh, 94 Middle Cawledge Park. Beltex: 116, 98 Birchwood Hall. Suff x: 110 Edlingham Demesne, 106 Blagdon Burn, 106 Birchwood Hall, 105 Thrunton, 92 Pasture House, 91 Newham Hall, 90 Wooden. Mule: 78 South Wingates, 70 Middle Duddo, Thrunton. Chev: 76 North Lyham, 74 South Broomford. BF: 52 Garrett Lee, 51 Edlingham Demesne.