Acklington Mart, February 6

North East Livestock Sales sold 77 prime cattle including 15 cows and 1,150 sheep comprising 612 hoggs and 538 cast ewes at their weekly sale.

Cattle- Quality sorts selling at premium rates, others similar on the week.

Lim Hfrs- 243.5p, 227.5p The Brocks, 236.5p, 234.5p, 225.5p (2) Start Up, 221.5p Blagdon Burn, 218.5p Make Me Rich. Charolais Hfr- 215.5p Blagdon Burn. Lim Steers- 233.5p, 223.5p, 221.5p Blagdon Burn, 209.5p Make Me Rich. Charolais Steer- 212.5p Causey Park.

Top Prices: Lim Steers- 1527, 1501, 1448 Blagdon Burn, 1470, 1400 East Coldside. Charolais Steer - 1415 Causey Park. Lim Hfrs- 1446, 1365 The Brocks, 1337 Blagdon Burn, 1330, 1303, 1239 Start Up. Cows- Easily sold, more required to meet demand. Averaging 119p/kg.Charolais- 986 (129.5p), 900 (131.5p), 146.5p Low Burradon. Angus- 891, 871 Shipley Hill. Saler- 865 White House Folly. Brit Blue- 845 Paxton Dene. Limousin- 843 Start Up, 824 (130.5p) Paxton Dene.

Hoggs- More required to meet demand. Overall average 183p/kg (SQQ 195p/kg).

Texel- 93.50 (2) Harnham Hall Cottage, 92.50, 90.50 Homilton, 92, 90.50 Milbourne Town Farm, 92 Low Hall, 90 Bankfoot, 90 Felton Demesne, 90 Rugley, 89.50 West Hills, 89.50 Watch Currock, 88 Newham Hagg. Mule- 92.50, 88.50 Boulmer Hall. Beltex- 92.50, 89 Low Hall, 89.50, 88 Watch Currock. Suffolk- 92, 90 Howick Estates, 92, 90, 89 Rugley, 91.50, 89 East Coldside. Half Bred- 92, 88.50 Berryhill. Charolais- 89 East Coldside, 88 (2) Low Hall, 88 Milbourne Town Farm.

Leading Prices/Kg: Beltex- 233p, 228p Woodwell House, 226p, 218p Watch Currock, 212p Low Hall, 210p, 200p Homilton, 209p High Learchild, 207p, 203p High Buston. Texel- 215p Redsteads, 211p, 204p Bankfoot, 211p Watch Currock, 211p, 200p Newham Hagg, 203p Harnham Hall Cottage. Charolais- 210p Howick Scar, 210p Watch Currock, 207p Milbourne Town Farm, 206p, 205p Low Hall, 200p Ferney Beds. Suffolk- 204p Bankfoot. Half Bred- 200p Elilaw.

Ewes- A good show, all classes dearer on the week with more buyers operating. Average £69.

Texel- 121, 101 East Milbourne, 117 East Thirston, 115, 89 Homilton, 110 Widdrington, 91 Bank Top, 90 Lemmington Hill Head, 89 East Dalton, 89 Stamford, 89 Rugley, 89 Milbourne Town Farm. Suffolk- 101 Nesbit, 99, 95, 91, 87 Bank Top, 93, 87 Widdrington, 87 Stamford, 87 Coldrife. Texel Rams- 121 Bank Top, 91 Longlea. Suffolk Rams- 100, 99 Bank Top.

Half Breds- 97, 87 Widdrington, 88, 87 Nesbit, 75 Elilaw, 75 Lemmington Hill Head. Mules- 69 Homilton, 67 Stamford, 67 Milbourne Town Farm, 63 (2) Benridge Mill, 63 Longlea. Cheviot- 61 Lemmington Hill Head, 59 Middlemoor. Blackface- 65 Homilton, 63, 61 Birtley Shields, 61 Shirlawhope, 57 Ingram, 55 Hipsburn, 51 Rugley.