Acklington Mart, March 19

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

North East Livestock Sales sold 44 prime cattle and 892 sheep, comprising 691 hoggs and 201 ewes.

Cattle. A similar trade throughout.

Lim strs 1480, 1421, 1380 Startup, 1406 East Coldside, AA x str 1363 South Side, Lim x hfrs 1473 Proctor Steads, 1365, 1254 Elyhaugh, Char x hfr 1273, 1250 Thrunton.

Lim x hfrs 230.5p Startup, 229.5p Proctor Steads, 227.5p, 215.5p Elyhaugh, Lim str 211.5p Startup, AA x str 208.5p South Side.

Cows. More leaner cows forward but continue to be a good trade to average 116p overall.

AA x 938, 879 (127.5p, 123.5p) Percy Farms, Lim x 901 (119.5p) Woodwell, 865 (129.5p) Moorhouse.

Hoggs. More hoggs out nationally, resulting in all classes slightly easier.

Suff x 110 Berryhill, 107.50, 105, 104.50 Brandon, 106.50 Broomhouse, Texel 107, 106.50 Nesbit, 107 Middleton Mill, 106, 104.50, 103.50 Earsdon East, 105.50, 105, 104.50, 101 South Acton, 103, 100.50 Howick Scar, Beltex 103 Birchwood Hall, 102.50, 101 Grange Moor, Chev 101.50 East Ditchburn. Beltex 250p, 229p, 216p, 210p Birchwood Hall, 226p, 205p Grange Moor, 206p, 203p, 201p Howick Scar, Texel 206p Bankfoot, South Acton, Chev 205p Ferneybeds.

Ewes. Less numbers about, slightly easier.

Texel 130 Middleton Mill, 122, 114 Pasture House, 106 Coldrife, Suff x 114 Pasture House, New Shoreston, Coldrife, HB 114 Elilaw, 111 White House, 110 Berryhill, 108 Middlemoor, Llyn 100 Thistleyhaugh, Chev 96 East Ditchburn, Mule 98 Kentstone, 96 Newton Villa, 94 Pasture House, 92 Birchwood Hall, BF 78 Birchwood Hall, 68 Lilburn Estates.

Rams. Suff 152 Westerheugh, Char 148 Westerheugh, Chev 144 East Ditchburn.