Acklington Mart, February 13

North East Livestock Sales sold 68 prime cattle including 20 cows and 1,968 sheep comprising 1,360 hoggs and 608 cast ewes at their weekly sale.

Cattle- Heifers & Butchers cattle well away, Steers similar in line with the national trend.

Lim Hfrs- 245.5p The Brocks, 238.5p Herds House, 238.5p Start Up, 225.5p Stamford, 225.5p, 221.5p East Coldside. Simmental Hfr- 227.5p Herds House. Lim Steers- 238.5p, 224.5p, 212.5p Blagdon Burn, 214.5p Fenham Hill. Top Prices: Lim Hfrs- 1561 The Brocks, 1335, 1234 Start Up, 1298 Stamford, 1254 Herds House, 1249, 1217 East Coldside, 1226 Elyhaugh. Lim Steers- 1529, 1507, 1432 Blagdon Burn, 1432 Earsdon East, 1431 Fenham Hill.

Cows- The sale was topped by a tremendous Limousin cow sold for £1554 (163.5p/kg) from JE Jordon & Son, The Brocks. All cows sold well to average 120p/kg.

Leading Prices/kg: Limousin- 163.5p The Brocks, 133.5p (2), 127.5p Start Up, 130.5p, 127.5p Widdrington, 123.5p Herds House, 122.5p Stamford. Lim Bull- 116.5p Widdrington. Holstien- 109.5p, 108.5p Morwick. Top Prices: Limousin- 1554 The Brocks, 993, 907 Start Up, 943, 901 Widdrington. Charolais- 963 Low Burradon. Holstein- 891, 810 Morwick.

Hoggs- A better show averaging 190p/kg (SQQ 197.2p/kg).

Beltex- 110, 90 Low Espley, 105, 97, 94 Matfen Home Farms, 99, 94 Park Farm, 98 Watch Currock.

Suffolk- 102, 99, 97.50 Rugley, 96, 95 South Rennington, 94 Rosebrough, 94, 90 Make Me Rich, 92.50 Hemscott Hill, 91.50 Pegswood Moor, 91.50 Redsteads, 90.50 Howick Estates. Texel- 101.50 Make Me Rich, 97, 94.50 Linden Hill Head, 96.50 Howick Estates, 94 Garrett Lee, 93.50 (2), 93, 90.50 (2) Old Deanham, 93, 91.50, 90.50 (2), 90 Matfen Home Farms, 90 Hemscott Hill. Charolais- 99 Make Me Rich, 97.50 Ferney Beds, 96.50 East Coldside, 93.50, 91.50, 90 Pegswood Moor. Cheviot- 98, 96 Hemscott Hill.

Leading Prices/Kg: Beltex- 237p, 226p, 224p, 223p Matfen Home Farms, 226p Watch Currock, 224p Park Farm, 217p, 216p, 215p Lumbylaw, 216p, 214p Low Espley. Texel- 227p, 221p, 217p, 216p, 215p Old Deanham, 224p (2) Norwoods, 214p Matfen Home Farms. Suffolk- 215p Pasture House. Charolais- 214p Prestwick Mill, 213p, 211p South East (Lough). Cheviot- 214p Lemmington Hill Head, 213p (2) Lumbylaw, 212p (2) Howick Scar.

Ewes- Mules & Hill types dearer, Heavy ewes a similar trade. Overall average £62.

Texel- 107 Rosebrough, 107 High House Milbourne, 100, 97 East Wingates, 95 Watch Currock, 93 Brinkburn Newhouses, 91 Plainfield, 91 Milbourne Town Farm, 87 Rugley. Half Bred- 89 Plainfield, 87 Eglingham Moor. Charolais- 89 Howick Scar, 89 Hemscott Hill. Suffolk- 97, 87 Thrunton Red House, 93 Plainfield, 93, 87 Brinkburn Newhouses, 87 Preston Mains, 87 Rugley.

Mules- 69 Broome Hill, 69 High House Milbourne, 69 Milbourne Town Farm, 67 Sheildykes, 67 Field House, 67 Preswick Mill, 67 Eglingham Moor. Cheviot- 63, 55 Broome Hill, 59 Hethpool, 59, 57 Low Angerton, 57 Newton Villa, 57, 55 Thompsons Walls. Blackface- 71 Hipsburn, 66, 59, 57 Lilburn Estates, 57 Craigs House, 53 Sheildykes.