Acklington Mart, March 27

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

North East Livestock Sales sold 78 prime cattle and 1,290 sheep comprising 761 hoggs and 529 cast ewes at their weekly sale.

Cattle- Many out of spec cattle forward, butchers types well sold.

Lim Hfrs- 234.5p Clay Walls, 234.5p, 217.5p Blagdon Burn, 219.5p Start Up. Brit Blue Hfr- 219.5p Clay Walls. Lim Steer- 217.5p Earsdon East. Top Prices: Simmental Steer- 1622 Bilton. Lim Steers- 1505, 1451, 1418 Earsdon East, 1407 Elyhaugh. Lim Hfrs- 1430, 1361, 1241 Blagdon Burn, 1299, 1277 Start Up, 1247 Clay Walls. Brit Blue Hfrs- 1311, 1251 Clay Walls. Lim Bull- 1450 Widdrington. Cows: Charolais- 1047 Thrunton. Angus- 1000 Start Up. Limousin- 950 Start Up.

Leading Prices/Kg: Limousin- 133.5p Start Up, 127.5p Goswick. Hoggs- Fleshed hoggs dearer on the week, yet lean sorts harder to cash. Overall average 203p/kg.

Texel- 109, 104 Low Hall, 108.50, 106, 105, 104.50 Harnham Hall Cottage, 106.50 Hemscott Hill, 104.50 Ulgham Fence, 104.50 Coatyards, 104 Elsdonburn. Suffolk- 108.50, 103 Routin Lynn, 108.50 (2), 103 Berryhill, 107.50 Snitter, 102.50, 102 Lilburn Estates, 102 Black Heddon, 101 Earsdon East. Beltex- 106.50, 102 Grangemoor, 105, 103 Hillcrest. Vendeen- 105 Tynely. Cheviot- 105, 101, 100 Hemscott Hill, 104.50, 104, 103, 102.50 (2), 101.50 Ferney Beds, 101.50 Howick Scar. Half Bred- 103, 102 Doxford, 100.50 Berryhill. Charolais- 102 East Coldside, 101 South Ryal.

Leading Prices/Kg: Texel- 245p, 232p Low Hall, 236p, 231p, 230p Grangemoor, 226p Elsdonburn, 225p Intake, 222p Lilburn Estates. Cheviot- 242p Coatyards, 233p, 221p Ferney Beds, 232p, 221p Hemscott Hill. Beltex- 239p Hillcrest, 233p, 228p Grangemoor, 230p Pasture House, 224p Chillingham Newtown. Charolais- 226p East Newham, 224p Snitter, 221p East Coldside.

Ewes- A strong show forward to average £85. Suffolk- 135 Rosebrough, 133, 123 Low Hall, 120 Newstead, 119, 113 Well Hill, 119, 110 Roseden (Lilburn Estates), 114 Houndalee, 111 South Ryal. Charolais- 109, 107 South Ryal, 107 Black Heddon. Vendeen- 107, 103 Tynely. Texel- 125, 113 Low Hall, 113 Elsdonburn, 113 Chevington Moor, 111, 107, 105 West Moor, 111 West Lane End, 103 Berryhill. Half Bred- 109 Berryhill, 95, 93, 91 Warton. Mule- 101 West Lane End, 97 Middle Duddo. Cheviot- 85 Warton, 79 Preston Mains, 79 Middle Duddo. Blackface- 91 Houndalee, 75 Flexigraze, 71 Lilburn Estates, 67 Preston Mains. Texel Ram- 115 Rosebrough.