Acklington Mart, May 7

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

North East Livestock Sales sold 41 prime cattle and 1,248 sheep, comprising of 84 spring lambs, 715 hoggs and 449 ewes.

Ewes – Another great trade to achieve returns equal to previous heights. Overall average: £92. Suffolk: 140 Yetlington Cottage; 136, 116 Herds House; 126 Old Deanham; 126, 125 Nesbit; 120 Yetlington; 120, 115 Field House; 118 Tuthill; 116 Causey Park; 115 Banktop. Texel: 138 Warton; 132 Burradon Windyside; 132 Nesbit Cottage; 132, 128 Annstead; 130 Old Deanham; 125 Causey Park; 116 Yetlington, Field House, Wooden, Hartoft. HB: 120 Nesbit; 116, 110 White House. Chev: 116, 113 East Ditchburn; 110 Warton. Vend: 114 North Lyham. Mule: 94, 91 Reenes, 90 Donkin Rigg, 90 Field House, 90 Tuthill. BF: 76 Boulmer Hall; 68 Yetlington; 64 Belsay Barns; Swale 76 Flexigraze.

Rams – Chev: 140 East Ditchburn. Suff: 132 Nesbit. Tex: 122 Old Deanham. BL: 120 North Lyham.

Lambs – Lambs in line with national trends. Texel: 106, 95, 93 Herds House; 101, 90 Bygate; 98, 90 Lilburn Estates; 97 Houndalee. Texel: 227p, 226p Herds House; 224p Bygate; 223p Lilburn Estates.

Hoggs – A good show of hoggs, dearer on the week. Suff: 127 South Rennington; 96, 95, 93 Berryhill; 95.50 Abberwick; 95.50, 94, 92.50 South Side; 94.50, 93, 92, 90.50 Hemscott Hill; 94.50 Pasture House. Tex: 108 South Rennington; 101, 92 Nesbit Cottage; 100 Old Deanham; 96 Ulgham Fence; 93 Corneyside. Beltex: 108 South Rennington; 92 Woodwell; Chev 97.50, 93 Birchwood Hall. Chev/Mule: 94 Earsdon East. Beltex: 192p Woodwell; 184p Pasture House; 184p Old Deanham. Chev: 190p Hemscott Hill; 182p Birchwood Hall. Tex: 189p, 188p Longshaws; 185p Corneyside; 182p Nesbit Cottage; 181p Old Deanham; 180p Wooden.

Cattle – All types dearer, especially butcher’s cattle. Lim-x strs: 1400, 1390, 1353 Startup; 1384 South Acton. Lim-x hfrs: 1336, 1334 Elyhaugh; 1260 Howick Scar; 1228 Annstead. Lim-x strs: 222.5p South Acton; 204.5p Startup. Lim-x hfrs: 229.5p, 223.5p, 219.5p Elyhaugh; 227.5p Nesbit; 215.5p Annstead; 212.5p, 210.5p Bilton.

Cows – Cont: 794, 788 (120.5p, 115.5p) West Hepple. SH Bull: 1478 (115.5p) North Swinhoe.