Acklington Mart, April 30

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

North East Livestock Sales sold 65 prime cattle and 688 sheep including 164 ewes.

Cattle. All classes again harder to cash in line with national trend, mainly commercial types on show.

Lim x strs 1401, 1364, 1342 Stamford, 1358, 1343, 1342, 1340 Startup, 1338 Widdrington, Lim x hfr 1305 Elyhaugh, Char x hfr 1246 Howlett Hall.

Lim x hfrs 215.5p, 210.5p Elyhaugh, 207.5p, 201.5p Herds House, 201.5p Boulmer Hall, Lim x strs 207.5p (2), 206.5p, 201.5p Startup.

Cows. Another great trade to achieve an overall average of 130p.

Lim x 1127 (143.5p) West Hall, Sim x 1001, 991, 821 (136.5p, 135.5p, 133.5p) The Lee, Here 986 (129.5p) West Hall, 956 (125.5p) The Lee, Saler 980 (132.5p) White House Folly, Lim Bull 1264 (128.5p) Startup.

Hoggs. A mixed show of hoggs with all classes better than expected. Overall average 176p.

Suff x 95 Abberwick, 95, 91, 90.50 Ferneybeds, 89.50, 88 Berryhill, 88.50 Doxford, Texel 93.50, 88 South Side, 93, 91.50, 88.50 Burradon Windyside, 89.50 Intake, Llyn 88 Thistleyhaugh.

Beltex 200p Birchwood, 188p Hartburn Terrace, 180p Howick Scar.

Ewes. Ewes continue to achieve strong returns.

Texel 122 Juries House, 110 East Thirston, 110, 108, 100 Dyke Head, 108 Nelson Drive, 106 Buston, 104 Thrunton, 100 Pasture Hill, Suff x 118, 105 Thrunton, 92 Howick Estates, Buston, BDM 110 New Shoreston, 95 Fenrother Lane, 88 New Shoreston,84 Harnham, Coldrife, Chev 82, 79 High Learchild, Llyn 75 Thistleyhaugh, BF 69 Rockwood.

Rams. Texel 132 Pasture Hill, 94 Nelson Drive.