Acklington Mart, April 23

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

North East Livestock Sales sold 69 prime cattle and 967 sheep comprising 27 spring lambs, 649 hoggs and 291 ewes.

Cattle. Handy weights in short supply with more flash and weight on show. All classes easier.

Char x hfrs 1458, 1415 Low Hall, Lim x hfrs 1356 Low Steads, 1337 Nesbit, 1336 Elyhaugh, 1309,

1308 Widdrington, Char x strs 1341 Warton, 1339 Causey Park, Sal x str 1317 Fenham Hill. Char x hfrs 226.5p, 220.5p Low Hall, Lim x hfrs 220.5p, 219.5p, 215.5p Widdrington, 219.5p, 211.5p Low Steads, 219.5p Nesbit, 211.5p, 208.5p Elyhaugh, AA x hfr 205.5p Startup, 200.5p Low Hall.

Cows. More meat on show, still continue a good trade to average 124p.

Char x 1051 (129.5p) Redsteads, AA x 1050 (127.5p) Proctor Steads, 943 (132.5p) Yetlington, 943, 922 (139.5p, 129.5p) Warton, BB x 877 (119.5p) Paxton Dene, Lim x 860 (125.5p) Redsteads.

Lambs. The opening sale of lambs sold to average 232p.

Beltex 104, 100 (2) Herds House, Texel 100, 96 Lilburn Estates, Suff 100, 97 Herds House. Beltex 238p, 237p, 236p Herds House, Texel 234p, 233p Lilburn Estates, Suff 233p, 226p Herds House.

Hoggs. More flesh, but still, demand remains steady.

Texel 97, 92, 89.50 White House Folly, 95, 86.50 Bygate, 91, 88 Intake, 90 Juries House, 89 Norwoods, 89, 88.50, 87.50, 86.50 South Acton, 87.50 Wingates Wholme, 87 Earsdon Moor, 85 Hemscott Hill, Suff 94.50 Newlands Haugh, 90, 89.50 Berryhill, 87 Rashercap, Chev/M 89, 88.50, 88 Earsdon East, Beltex 85 Woodwell. Beltex 200p, 191p, 188p Woodwell, 186p Norwoods, 185p Folly House, Texel 192p Stamford, 188p Howick Scar, 188p, 183p Colliery, 181p East House.

Ewes. Very similar on the week.

Texel 128, 120 Thrunton, 122, 116 Herds House, 120 Stonecroft, 120, 114 Juries House, 116 Pasture House, 114 High Trewhitt, 112 Weetslade, 110 Stamford, Suff x 118, 110 Tosson Tower, 114 Rashercap, 114 Juries House, 114 Gallowmoor, 112 South Broomford, 112 Bygate, Mule 81, 78 Wooden, 80 East Link Hall, 77 Weetslade, 76 East Coldside, 75 Thrunton, BF 70 Boulmer Hall, 66 Thrunton, Chev 76 South Broomford, 71 Harbottle.