Acklington Mart, January 30

North East Livestock Sales sold 88 prime cattle including 20 cows and 1,729 sheep comprising 1,111 hoggs and 618 cast ewes at their weekly sale.

Cattle- Quality heifers well sought after, everything else easier in line with the national trend.

Lim Hfrs- 238.5p, 233.5p The Brocks, 235.5p Blagdon Burn, 234.5p, 227.5p, 225.5p Start Up, 233.5p (2), 225.5p Stamford. Lim Steers- 231.5p, 203.5p Blagdon Burn, 204.5p Earsdon East, 202.5p, 200.5p Goswick, 202.5p Park Farm. Simmental Steer- 205.5p Causey Park.

Top Prices: Lim Hfrs- 1469, 1274 The Brocks, 1436 Blagdon Burn, 1312, 1270 Stamford, 1301, 1281 Start Up, 1279 Boulmer Hall. Lim Steers- 1453, 1420 Blagdon Burn, 1445 Goswick, 1401,1400 Earsdon East.

Cows- A similar trade on the week.

Limousin- 1048 West Lane End, 900 Start Up, 894, 876 Park Farm. Angus- 919 Park Farm. Brit Blue- 881 Low Horton. Leading Prices/Kg: Limousin- 131.5p, 123.5p, 121.5p Start Up, 127.5p West Lane End.

Hoggs- A mixed show, with all classes selling well. Overall average 185p/kg (SQQ 188p/kg).

Texel- 98.50, 92, 91, 87 Elsdonburn, 88.50, 86 Ulgham Fence, 87.50 Sandylands, 86.50 (2) East Coldside, 86.50 Causey Park, 85 Norwoods. Suffolk- 91, 86 Howick Estates, 90, 89.50, 86.50 Bank Top, 89 Berwick Hill, 85.50 South East (Lough). Half Bred- 89.50, 85.50 East Ditchburn, 89, 87 (2) Elilaw, 87 Berryhill. Cheviot- 87.50, 85 (2) East Ditchburn, 87 Howick Scar. Charolais- 88.50 Ferney Beds, 88.50 Boulmer Hall. Beltex- 88, 87.50 Stanton Townhead, 88 Trewhitt Steads, 85.50 East Thirston.

Leading Prices/Kg: Beltex- 221p, 214p East Thirston, 220p, 219p Stanton Townhead, 217p Lumbylaw, 212p High Buston, 210p, 205p Trewhitt Steads. Texel- 219p, 202p Sandylands, 218p, 201p Norwoods, 209p Lemmington Hill Head, 207p Elsdonburn, 201p Birsley Woodside. Charolais- 211p Ferney Beds, 206p Felton Demesne, 203p High Buston, 201p Ulgham Fence. Cheviot- 201p Lemmington Hill Head, 201p (2) Preston Mains. Vendeen- 201p South Lyham.

Ewes- All classes a sharper trade to average £61. Suffolk- 107, 81 Preston Mains, 89 Herds House, 87, 83 Nesbit, 85 South Bellshill, 81 High Buston, 80 East Coldside. Texel- 105 Preston Mains, 105 East Moor, 93 Chillingham Newtown, 87, 85 Trewhitt Steads, 87 South East (Lough), 85 South Carter Moor, 83 Watch Hill, 83 Fenham Hill.

Cheviot- 83, 65 East Ditchburn, 57 Alnham, 57, 55 Park Farm. Half Bred- 81 Nesbit, 73 North Swinhoe. Mules- 63 Field House, 63 South Bellshill, 61 Berwick Hill, 59 Shipley Hill, 59 Boulmer Hall. Blackface- 57 Herds House, 55 Alnham, 52 Boulmer Hall, 51 North Bellshill, 51 Birchwood Hall. Swale- 47 Donkin Rigg. Leicester Rams- 95 Park Farm. Suffolk Ram- 91 Park Farm.