Acklington Mart, June 12

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

North East Livestock Sales sold 58 prime cattle, including eight cows, 1,323 sheep comprising 838 lambs, 165 hoggs and 320 cast ewes.

Cattle - clean cattle averaged 190p. Quality sorts in short supply, more needed to supply butcher demand.

Top price - Blonde Hfr: 227.5p W M Davy, Warton. Lim Hfr: 209.5p Craster. Lim Strs: 217.5p, 207.5p (2), 206.5p Chibburn. Saler Strs: 209.5p Blagdon Burn. Angus Strs: 208.5p Meadows. Sim x Strs: 205.5p Blagdon Burn, 204.5p East Coldside, 200p Make me Rich. Lim Strs: 1,418 Craster, 1,382 East Coldside. Saler Strs: 1,402 Causey Park. Sim Strs: 1,384 Eslington.

Lambs - A good quality show at a good quality trade averaging £107 (256p). Texels: 127.50 Smallburn, 124, 123.50 Fenham Hill, 123, 121 Brinkburn New Houses, 121.50 (2), 115 Low Hall, 121, 116 Lane End. Suffolks: 120 South Bellshill, 120, 119 Gallowmoor, 119 Yetlington. Beltex: 120 Annstead, 118 Pigdon, 117 East Coldside. Charolais: 116 Blagdon Burn, 115 North Rennington, Gallowmoor. Beltex: 278p, 269p Annstead, 277p, 263p Cramond Hill, 274p, 271p Smallburn, 273p, 267p East House. Texel: 272p Lowsteads, 271p Fenham Hill, 264p, 260p Lilburn. Charolais: 267p, 264p Low Hall. HB: 266p, 262p Nesbit.

Hoggs - Texel: 97 Cramond Hill, 92 Felton Demesnes, 90 Bilton. Beltex: 91 Lumbylaw, 88 E Coldside.

Cast Ewes - Similar overall, £79.40. Suffolks: 110, 109 Edlingham Demesnes, 106 Espley, 105 Yetlington, 102 Elilaw, 100 Brinkburn New Houses. Texel: 104 Longlea, 100 Matfen, 99 Briery Hill, 98 East House. Beltex: 98 Cramond Hill, Hope House. Swales: 73, 65 Flexigraze, 64 Harewalls. Mules: 81 North Rennington, 80 Low Hall. HB: 94 Elilaw.