Acklington Mart, December 19

North East Livestock Sales sold 50 prime cattle and 2,208 Sheep comprising 1,411 lambs and 797 cast ewes at their weekly sale.

Cattle- Nicely sold to a similar trade on the week.

Lim Hfrs- 223.5p, 222.5p Start Up, 218.5p Blagdon Burn, 217.5p Low Hall. Lim Steers- 219.5p (2) Earsdon East, 219.5p, 217.5p, 215.5p Start Up. Charolais Steer- 218.5p Causey Park. Simmental Steer- 213.5p Causey Park. Lim Bulls- 211.5p (2) Herds House.

Top Prices: Lim Steers- 1549 Earsdon East, 1547, 1530 Start Up. Sim Steer- 1507 Causey Park. Lim Hfrs- 1264 Start Up, 1245 Blagdon Burn, 1240 Low Hall. Belgian Blue Cow- 916 (121.5p) South Side.

Lambs- A plainer show than the previous week, Export & top grade lambs an excellent trade, non spec lambs a touch easier. Overall average 177p/kg (183p/kg SQQ).

Texel- 92, 90.50 Newham Hall, 90.50, 87.50, 85.50 Homilton, 88 Rosebrough, 88, 87, 86.50 Clarabad Mill, 87.50 South Carter Moor, 87 South Rennington, 86, 85 Wingates Moor, 86 East Thirston, 85.50 White House Folly, 85 Rugley. Beltex- 92, 87 South Rennington, 89.50, 87, 86 Low Espley, 88 (2) Park Farm, 87.50, 85.50 Watch Currock. Suffolk- 89.50, 86 Park Farm, 88 Sharperton Edge, 87.50, 87 Newham Hall, 87 Rugley, 87 Bygate, 85 Boulmer Hall, 85 Low Hall. Charolais- 90, 89 Whitton Glebe, 87.50 (2) East Coldside, 86.50 Earsdon Moor.

Leading Prices/Kg: Beltex- 236p South Rennington, 232p, 213p Low Espley, 225p, 224p Watch Currock, 215p, 210p Park Farm. Texel- 215p (2), 213p Wingates Moor, 215p South Rennington, 215p East Thirston, 213p South Carter Moor, 206p Homilton, 205p Rosebrough, 205p, 200p Garden Cottage, 205p Watch Currock, 204p White House Folly. Charolais- 204p Whitton Glebe, 202p Boulmer Hall, 202p Low Hall. Suffolk- 200p Howick Estates, 200p Park Farm, 200p Whittingham Grange.

Ewes- Heavy ewes in short supply, more small/hill types forward. Overall average £52.

Cheviot Ram- 119 High Fodderlee. Suffolk Ram- 101 Rosebrough. Texel Rams- 93 Rosebrough.

Texel Ewes- 97 Newton Red House, 90 Rugley, 90, 74, 73 White House Folly, 83 Whittingham Grange, 81 Preston Mains, 75 Newhall, 75 Craigshouse. Suffolk- 83 Rugley, 77 Sunniside, 77 Bygate, 77 Haugh Head, 71 Halterburn, 71 Newton Red House, 71 Budle, 71 Thrunton Red House.

Leicester- 61 Halterburn. Cheviot- 73, 71 High Fodderlee, 65, 63 Park Farm. Mule- 55 Whittingham Grange, 53 Bygate, 50 Craster. Blackface- 57, 49 Blagdon Burn, 55 Birchwood Hall, 49 Boulmer Hall, 49 Rosebrough, 47 Rayheugh. Swale- 37 Donkin Rigg.