North East Livestock Sales sold 58 prime cattle and 3,211 sheep, comprising 2,548 lambs and 663 cast ewes.
Cattle: With more buyers in attendance, cattle a much sharper trade.
Lim hfrs 249.5p, 227.5p Longhirst, 219.5p Boulmer Hall, 217.5p Stamford. B Blue hfrs 215.5p South Bellshill. Angus hfrs 214.5p (two), 213.5p Southfield. B Blue blks 235.5p South Bellshill. Lim blks 228.5p, 219.5p Blagdon Burn, 213.5p Make Me Rich, 212.5p Chibburn, 211.5p Stamford.
Lim strs 1436 Blagdon Burn, 1418, 1367 Make Me Rich, 1350 Stamford. B Blue blks 1413 South Bellshill. B Blue hfr 1354 South Bellshill.
Char hfr 1352 Make Me Rich. Lim hfrs 1300 Boulmer Hall, 1258 Longhirst. Fries cows 884, 853 (124.5p, 119.5p) Hauxley. Angus 883, 780 (115.5p, 114.5p) Birchwood.
Lambs: Despite wet weather conditions, trade remained brisk all day. Acklington is now becoming the home for heavy lambs, a total of 760 over 46kg were presented.
Char 104.50, 99 Burnhouse, 99, 98 Low Middleton. Texels 104, 102.50 Brinkburn Newhouses, 103.50, 98 South Bellshill, 101.50, 101 East Trewick, 99 Buston, 98 East Link Hall, 96 Sharperton Edge.
Suffolk 102.50 Rashercap, 99.50, 98.50 Elilaw, 99.50 Brinkburn Newhouses, 98.50 Wallhouses, 97 Howlett Hall. Beltex 104 West Moor Houses, 103, 97.50 Annstead, 97.50, 96 Hemelspeth, 96.50, 95 South Bellshill. H Bred x 95 Craster Heugh.
Beltex 250p, 244p, 228p, 227p Annstead, 229p, 220p, 218p West Moor Houses, 226p, 222p, 218p Preston Mains, 224p, 214p Herds House, 221p, 215p Low Espley, 219p Howick Scar, 218p Matfen Home Farms. Texel 220p, 211p South Bellshill, 220p, 216p, 215p East Trewick, 219p, 212p Annstead, 214p, 209p Preston Mains, 212p Nesbit, 211p Linden Hill Head.
Ewes: A touch easier, but still well sold to average £74.50 overall.
Texel 109, 100 Annstead, 95 Edlingham Demesne, 90 Corneyside, Newham Hall, South Carter Moor. Suffolks 100, 90 Edlingham Demesne, 94 Neuk, 91 Widdrington, South Bellshill, 90, 88 Hoprig, 90 Low Farnham, 88 Blagdon Burn, Brinkburn Newhouses. Beltex 94 Annstead, 90 Howick Scar, Hillcrest. H Bred 88 Nesbit. Mules 72 Edlingham Demesne, 71 Low Farnham, 70 Hoprig, Bygate, Matfen. Black Face 61 Edlingham Demesne.