Acklington Mart, January 2

Livestock prices at Acklington Mart.
Livestock prices at Acklington Mart.

North East Livestock Sales sold 38 prime cattle, five cows, 1,748 hoggs and 303 cast ewes.

Cattle

A sharper trade with more quality sorts needed to supply an ever increasing clientele of local butchers.

Lim hfrs 227.5p, 217.5p, 212.5p Stamford, 226.5p, 222.5p, 220.5p Chibburn, Sim x hfrs 217.5p, 211.5p Chibburn, Lim strs 217.5p Blagdon Burn, 217.5p, 215.5p, 211.5p Causey Park, 210.5p Chibburn, Sim strs 210.5p Causey Park, Lim bulls 218.5p, 209.5p Herds House.

Lim strs 1584, 1402 Blagdon Burn, 1444, 1410, 1400 Causey Park, Ang str 1408 Chibburn, Lim hfrs 1303, 1295, 1292 Chibburn, 1280, 1251 Stamford, 1260 Blagdon Burn, Lim bulls 1394 Herds House. Angus cow 890 (109.5p) Oakdene.

Hoggs

Some quality fed about highlighted by 190 Texel/Suffolk’s from Howick Estates averaging exactly £90. Lean hoggs still appearing though. Overall average 177p, SQQ 186p.

Tex 100 Pasture House, 99, 94, 92 South Acton, 97.50, 95, 94 Howick Estates, 94 Wingates Moor, Chev 97.50 East Ditchburn, 94 Warton, Beltex 94.50, 94 St Margarets, 93 Howick Scar, Suff 93.50, 92.50 South Bellshill, 93, 92.50 Howick Estates, 92 Sharperton Edge.

Tex 219p, 207p, 206p, 201p Wingates Moor, 209p Buston House, 206p, 205p High Trewhitt, 200p Preston Mains, Beltex 215p, 210p Cramond Hill, 207p East Ditchburn, 206p Dyke Head, 200pHemelspeth.

Ewes

A quality show of ewes, achieving highest returns to date, averaging £98.50. More could be sold to vendor’s advantage. Reminder that all ewes should now be electronically tagged.

Beltex 150, 148, 136 Annsteads, Tex 150 East Town Farm, 146, 138 Houndalee, 110 East Wingates, Suff x 150, 148 Field House, 120 Rugley, 113 Black Heddon, 102 Stamford, Llyn 126 Thistleyhaugh, Mule 102 Field House, 100 Stamford, 94 Black Heddon, Houndalee, Chev 85, 80 Warton, 84 Mount Pleasant, BFL 100 Mount Pleasant, EC 85 Loanend, Rams 102 Houndalee, 100 Loanend.