Acklington Mart, February 20

North East Livestock Sales sold 76 prime cattle including 20 cows and 1,520 sheep comprising 820 hoggs and 700 cast ewes at their weekly sale.

Cattle- A mixed show forward, with trade being a touch easier on the week.

Lim Hfrs- 233.5p The Brocks, 224.5p, 215.5p (2) Start Up, 214.5p Proctor Steads. Brit Blue Hfrs- 218.5p, 213.5p Nesbit. Simmental Hfrs- 216.5p, 213.5p Ogle Castle. Lim Steers- 219.5p, 217.5p, 215.5p Blagdon Burn, 217.5p Ogle Catle.

Top Prices: Lim Steers- 1557 Ogle Castle, 1501, 1487, 1466 Earsdon East, 1495 Start Up. Brit Blue Steer- 1515 Start Up. Simmental Steer- 1436 Ogle Castle.

Cows- A plainer show sold to a similar trade.

Saler Cows- 143.5p, 129.5p, 127.5p White House Folly. Limousin- 133.5p Trewhitt Steads.

Friesian- 130.5p Hauxley. Simmental- 127.5p Park Farm. Friesian- 940 Haxley. Galloway- 936 Blagdon Home Farm. Limousin- 908 Broome Hill.

Hoggs- A mixed show, all classes dearer on the week to average 191p/kg (SQQ 200p/kg).

Texel- 107 New Shoreston, 99, 95.50 Wingates Moor, 97, 93 Broome Park, 97, 94.50, 94 (2) Linden Hill Head, 96 Make Me Rich, 95.50 Pigdon (Morley), 95 Homilton. Half Bred- 99.50 Doxford, 98 Elilaw, 96.50 White House, 95.50 Berryhill. Blue D’Maine- 95.50 (2) New Shoreston. Suffolk- 95.50 Stamford, 95, 92.50 Make Me Rich, 94 Howick Scar, 94 East Coldside, 93 Beal Bank, 92 Coldrife. Charolais- 94 New Shoreston. Beltex- 92.50 Pasture House.

Leading Prices/Kg: Texel- 230p, 222p, 218p, 213p Wingates Moor, 227p Beal Bank, 224p, 215p Linden Hill Head, 222p Pigdon (Morley), 213p, 211p Lemmington Hill Head, 212p Maidens Hall. Beltex- 229p, 224p Pasture House, 228p, 227p, 218p (2) Hemelspeth. Suffolk- 214p Howick Scar, 210p Beal Bank. Charolais- 214p New Shoreston. Vendeen- 210p North Lyham. Cheviot- 210p Lemmington Hill Head. Half Bred- 210p Elilaw.

Ewes- All types sold well to average £65.

Texel Rams- 121 Little Swinburne, 113 Warton, 99 Broome Park, 97 Tenter House. Suffolk Rams- 113, 111 Warton. Texel- 113, 107 Annstead, 109, 93 West House, 95 New Shoreston, 93 Homilton, 91 Longlea, 89 Ingram, 89 Hope House. Suffolk- 105 Elilaw, 99 Southfield, 93 North Lyham, 91 East Coldside. Blue D’Maine- 95 New Shoreston. Leicester- 89 Tenter House. Half Bred- 89 White House, 85 Doxford. Cheviot- 85 The Lee, 74 Warton, 73 Park Farm. Mule- 73 Make Me Rich, 73 Berryhill, 73, 71 Stamford, 73 Homilton, 71 Causey Burn, 69 Blagdon Burn, 69 Tenter House, 69 Town Farm Milbourne. Blackface- 65 Blagdon Burn, 61, 57 Ingram, 61, 59 Tenter House, 56 Hethpool.