Acklington Mart, February 27

Acklington Auction Mart
Acklington Auction Mart

North East Livestock Sales sold 84 prime cattle including 23 cows and 1,954 sheep comprising 1,337 hoggs and 617 cast ewes at their weekly sale.

Cattle- A plain show forward but better to sell.

Lim Steers- 233.5p, 229.5p, 228.5p Blagdon Burn, 227.5p Corneyside. Lim Hfrs- 227.5p Corneyside, 219.5p The Brocks. Sim Hfrs- 215.5p, 214.5p Chibburn, 213.5p Stamford. Lim Bulls- 203.5p Herds House. Lim Steers- 1538, 1537, 1505 Earsdon East, 1531 Blagdon Burn. Lim Hfrs- 1326, 1317 Chibburn, 1304 The Brocks.

Cows- More lean kinds forward, dearer again on the week to average 115p/kg.

Limousin- 1370 (157.5p) Juries House. Brit Blue- 1073 (131.5p) Low Town. Charolais- 953 (138.5p) Low Burradon, 923 (128.5p) Tosson Glebe. Simmental- 136.5p Hazon House.

Hoggs- Despite lean sorts still being shown, the sale averaged 193p/kg overall. SQQ 206p/kg.

Cheviot- 105, 100, 99.50 East Ditchburn. Texel- 103.50 Preston Mains, 100 (2), 99, 98.50 Corneyside. Suffolk- 98.50 Doxford, 97 Pegswood Moor, 96.50 Preston Mains. Beltex- 99, 97.50 Low Town, 99 East Ditchburn, 98 St Margarets, 97.50 Trewhitt Steads, 96.50 Watch Currock.

Charolais- 97 Linden Hill Head, 96 Wooden. Leading Prices/Kg: Beltex- 243p, 233p, 231p, 228p (2), 226p Matfen Home Farm, 234p, 224p Watch Currock, 232p Howick Scar, 224p Wooden. Texel- 234p, 223p High Trewhitt.

Ewes- Another good trade, especially Hill & leaner types.

Texel- 129, 99 Rugley, 115, 100 Gallows Hill, 101 East Highridge, 91 Crammond Hill, 89 Corneyside. Suffolk- 109 Gallows Hill, 100 Rugley, 89 Bygate. Charolais- 89 Unthank, 89 Harewalls, 87 Wingates Moor. Beltex- 85 Bygate, 85 Crammond Hill. Blackface- 69 Craster, 67 Garrett Lee, 65 Unthank. Mules- 73 Prior Hall, 69 Warton, 67 Bygate, 67 West Raw. Texel Rams- 117 Bothal Barns, 117 Houndalee. Suffolk Rams- 115 Craster.