Acklington Mart, February 19

Livestock prices at Acklington Mart.

Livestock prices at Acklington Mart.

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North East Livestock Sales sold 83 prime cattle including 17 cows and 1545 sheep comprising of 1139 hoggs and 406 cast ewes and rams.

Cattle. A touch easier with more out of spec sorts forward.

Lim x strs 1544, 1498, 1495 Widdrington, 1500 Nesbit, 1491, 1453, 1445, 1441 Startup, 1487 West Hall, 1474, 1451 South Acton, Lim x hfrs 1353 Widdrington, 1352 Stamford, 1343 Startup, 1297, 1296 Elyhaugh, AA x hfr 1321 Broxfield, Lim bulls 1304, 1174 Widdrington.

Lim x hfrs 233.5p, 214.5p Herds House, 231.5p, 215.5p Elyhaugh, 225.5p, 218.5p, 210.5p Startup, 222.5p Stamford, 221.5p, 216.5p Blagdon Burn, 220.5p Widdrington, Lim x strs 217.5p (2) Nesbit, 217.5p, 214.5p, 213.5p South Acton, 214.5p Blagdon Burn, Fenham Hill, Startup, 213.5p West Hall, Lim bulls 201.5p Widdrington.

Cows. A strong show of cows achieved an overall average of 125p, topped by a superb Limousin x fromHowick Seahouses.

Lim x 1258, 936 (153.5p, 123.5p) Howick Seahouses, 1072 (144.5p) Embleton Mill, 923 (133.5p) Stamford, Stab 1239 (143.5p) Broxfield, BB x 976 (129.5p) Birchwood, AA x 936 (119.5p) Broxfield, 921 (125.5p) Birchwood.

Hoggs. The best hoggs still good to sell, rest easier.

Texel 100, 92 St Margarets, 99 Newlands Haugh, 96 Intake, 92.50 Bankfoot, Suff x 99.50 LilburnEstates, 93.50 White House, 92.50 Berryhill, Beltex 96.50 Pigdon Cottages, 95, 92 Matfen Home Farm, Chev x 94 Howick Estates.

Beltex 220p, 213p, 207p, 202p Matfen Home Farm, 205p High Trewhitt, 200p Pigdon Cottages, Texel 202p Banktop, 200p Wingates Moor, Chev 203p South Broomford.

Ewes. A mixed show of ewes, all classes selling well to average £85.

HB 128 Nesbit, 110 White House, Texel 124 Embleton Steads, 118, 115 East Thirston, 106 Shipley Hill, 102 Stamford, 100 Whittle, Pigdon Cottages, Suff x 117 Lilburn Roseden, 112 Craster Heugh, 112 Herds House, 109, 100 Stamford, 104 Pigdon Cottages, 103 East Thirston, Mule 106 Boulmer Hall, 100, 95 Shipley Hill, 96 Causey Burn, 95 Whittle, Chev 106, 84 The Lee, 96, 90, 88, 84, 83 Park Farm, 94, 89 South Side, BF 86 Blagdon Burn, 78 Boulmer Hall, 75 Craster.

Rams. Texel 130 Stamford, Intake, 130, 116 Herds House, 120 Duddo Hill, 112 Embleton Steads, Chev 108 Low Bleakhope.