Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

October 27

North East Livestock Sales sold 58 prime cattle and cows and 2,341 sheep, comprising 1,710 lambs and 631 cast ewes.

Cattle: A decent quality show sold to average 201p.

Lim hfrs 229.5p, 226.5p The Brocks, 224.5p Low Hall, 212.5p Burnhouse. Blue x hfrs 219.5p, 217.5p Herds House. Lim strs 229.5p, 217.5p Black Callerton, 228.5p, 217.5p, 215.5p South Bellshill.

Lim strs 1410, 1341 Black Callerton, 1373 Burnhouse, 1349, 1344, 1336 South Bellshill. Lim hfrs 1345 The Brocks, 1331, 1270 Eslington Park, 1290 Low Hall. Char bulls 1405, 1350 (183.5p) Low Burradon.

Cows: All well sold to average 110p.

Short Horn 1117 (127.5p) Warton. Stabilisers 955, 954, 804, 800 (117.5p (two), 115.5p (two) Framhill. Blonde x 870 (117.5p) Branton East Side.

Lambs: A sharper trade throughout. SQQ 181p, heavies 169p.

Texel 97 Wooden, 96.50, 94.50, 93.50 Newham Hall, 95 South Acton, 94 Buston, 93.50, 90.50 Whittle, 92 Dene House. Beltex 96, 95, 90 Annstead, 95.50 Howick Scar, 93.50 Low Espley, 92, 91 Bothal Barns, 92 Hemelspeth, 89 Matfen Home Farm. Suffolk 94, 90.50, 90 Braeside, 93.50, 90.50 South Bellshill, 93 Newham Hall, 91.50 Sharperton Edge. Char 94.50 East Coldside, 90 Boulmer Hall. Vend 91.50, 90 South Lyham.

Beltex 234p, 221p Annstead, 228p, 223p, 215p Matfen Home Farm, 224p, 213p, 212p Low Espley, 222p Howick Scar, 213p, 210p Stanton, 209p Hemelspeth. Texel 218p Chevington Moor, 209p Annstead, 206p Norwoods, 205p Broad Meadows, 200p Longshaws.

Ewes: The annual October off-load of ewes has eased, with all classes dearer. Average £65 throughout.

Texels 124, 107 Bygate, 110 Annstead, 98 Newham Hall, 94 Sharperton Edge, 93 Thrunton. Beltex 107, 106, 95 Annstead, 90 Low Espley, 88 Bothal Barns. Suffolks 96 Sharperton Edge, 94 Haredene, 92, 90 Newham Hall, 90 Park Farm, Bygate, 89 Branton East Side.

Leic 80, 78 Branton East Side. Mules 72 Branton East Side, 67 Causey Burn, 66 Edlingham Demesne, 65 Watch Currock. Chev 78 Warton, 72 Park Farm, BF 64, 54 Branton East Side, 50 Edlingham Demesne, Thrunton, The Orchards. Suff rams 98 Edlingham Demesne. Tex rams 93 Thrunton. BF rams 84 The Orchards.