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Acklington

November 24

North East Livestock Sales sold 53 cattle, including 15 cast cows and 2,372 sheep, comprising 1,816 lambs and 556 cast ewes.

Cattle: All classes similar.

Lim hfrs 227.5p, 213.5p Blagdon Burn, 225.5p, 217.5p, 215.5p Nesbit, 223.5p, 215.5p High Highlaws. Lim hfrs 1488, 1324 Blagdon Burn, 1317 Nesbit. Angus hfrs 1260 Fowberry. Lim strs 1393 Proctor Steads, 1380 Blagdon Burn. Angus strs 1335 Proctor Steads.

Cows: Sim 981, 910 (117.5p, 116.5p) Fenham Hill. Here 762 (114.5p) Herds House.

Lambs: All classes dearer. SQQ 186p, Heavies 171p. Sale topped at £98 (43kg) for a pen of smart Beltex lambs from Watch Hill, also £95 (44kg) Matfen, £91 (41kg) Glanton Town.

Beltex 90, 88 Howick Scar, 90 Watch Hill, 89.50 Low Town, 88 Pasture House, Burn House. Texels 96 Harbottle Grange, 91.50 South Bellshill, 90 Buston, 89 (two) Rugley, 89 Banktop, Milbourne Town, Edlingham Demesne. Berrichon 88 East Trewick. Suffolk 90 Sharperton Edge, 89 Rugley, 87.50 Banktop, 87 Brinkburn Newhouses.

Beltex 228p Watch Hill, 222p, 213p, 211p Glanton Town, 216p Matfen, 216p Howick Scar, 213p South Kirkheaton. Texels 208p Town Farm, 206p South Rennington, 205p Woodwell, Howick Scar, 203p Banktop, Grange House.

Ewes: Heavies and flesh still good to sell, but more lean hill types about. Overall Average £59.

Texels 106 Burnhouse, 100 Newton Red House, Brinkburn Newhouses, 95 Ingoe Low Hall, 94, 92, 91 Linden Hill Head, 93 East Trewick, 92 Pasture Hill, 90 Campfield. Suffolks 97, 89 Gallowmoor, 96, 88 Brinkburn Newhouses, 89 Haredene, 88 (two) Broomhall. Mule 68 Brinkburn Newhouses, 66, 64 Haredene, 65 Burnhouse, 64 Fenrother Lane, Matfen. BF 64, 54 Broomhall.