Acklington Mart, May 21

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

North East Livestock Sales sold 43 prime cattle, 21 cows and 846 sheep comprising 138 spring lambs, 359 hoggs and 349 ewes.

Cattle. A touch dearer but a shortage of quality butchers’ cattle available.

Angx strs 1466 South Side. Limx strs 1429, 1401 Nesbit, 1377 Thornham Hill. BBx str 1388 South Side. Char x str 1375 Warton, 1368, 1362 Thornham Hill. Limx hfrs 1389 Paxton Dene, 1318 The Brocks.

Lim x hfrs 239.5p, 229.5p Paxton Dene, 233.5p, 223.5p The Brocks. Limx str 230.5p Nesbit. Ang x str 219.5p South Side, 213.5p(2) Causey Park. Char x str 215.5p Berwick Hill, 206.5p Warton, 204.5p

Causey Park.

Cows. Another strong trade for flesh and feeding cows.

Limx 1070, 1017 (145.5p, 133.5p) Berwick Hill, 956, 881 (135.5p, 133.5p) Abberwick, 880 (135.5p) Herds House, AAx 1034 (115.5p) South Lyham, 855 (126.5p) Oakdene Grange. Simx 998 (133.5p) Hazon House, 886 (128.5p) Berwick Hill, 879 (136.5p) Herds House. Fries 982 (113.5p) Hauxley.

Lambs. Still quiet away to average 188p.

Beltex 90, 88.50, 85 (2) Pigdon Cottage, 90 Herds House, Texel 90 Lilburn Estates, 85 Stonecroft. Suffx 89, 88.50, 87.50 Gallowmoor. Vendeen 86 North Lyham, 85 (2) South Lyham.

Beltex 209p, 179p Pigdon Cottage. Texel 200p, Stonecroft, 198p, 195p Chesterhill, 197p Gallowmoor, 191p (2), 190p Lilburn Estates. Suff x 190p Gallowmoor.

Hoggs. Better than expected.

Suff x 97.50, 94, 91.50, 89(2), 88 Berryhill, 90 Widdrington, 88 South Side. Texel 97 Paxton Dene, 95.50, 90.50 Pasture House, 93 Start Up, 91.50 Intake, 90.50 Angerton Broomhouse. Vendeen 90 South Lyham, Rye 88.50 The Corridge. Texel 176p, 171p, 170p(2) Loanend, 171p South Side.

Ewes. Fat ewes slightly easier with all other classes achieving similar high rates.

Suff x 122, 104 South Ryal, 120 South Rennington, 110 South Lyham, 102 Angerton Steads. Texel 118, 110 Norwoods, 112, 108 Pigdon Cottage, 108 South Kirkheaton, 106 Intake, 104 Closehead. Mule 92

Brinkheugh, 88 Blagdon Burn, Angerton Broomhouse, 85 South Kirkheaton, 84 The Peels, Berryhill. Vend 84 North Lyham. Chev 81 Lemmington Hill Head, 79 Warton. BF 80 Birtley Shields, Angerton Broomhouse, 79 East Highridge, 74 Blagdon Burn.