Acklington Mart, April 16

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

North East Livestock Sales Easter sale sold 45 cattle and 626 sheep comprising 483 hoggs and 143 cast ewes.

Numbers fewer due to date change but all stock sold very well.

Cattle - Less numbers and quality but a bit better.

Lim Strs 1452, 1400 Earsdon East, Saler Strs 1425, 1406, 1390 Causey Park, Lim Strs 213.5p Chibburn, Lim Hfrs 236.5p, 218.5p Stamford 214.5p Herds House. Bel Blue Cow- 1039 (131.5p) Chibburn.

Shorthorn Cow- 954 (126.5p) Hazon. Angus Cow- 900 (133.5p) Chibburn.

Hoggs - Trade good and similar on the week- 198p overall. SQQ- 215p Suffolk- 113, 111.50 Berryhill, 111.50 Dovecote, 109.50, 100 (2) Brandon. Cheviot- 106.50, 103, 101, 100.50 Ferneybeds. Texel- 104.50, 101 Southside, 102, 101.50 Dovecote. Beltex- 102.50 Birchwood Hall. Beltex Hoggs- 235p Loanend, 233p, 226p (2) 225p Birchwood Hall. Texel Hoggs- 235p Old Deanham, 228p Howick Scar 223p Southside, Birchwood. Cheviot Hoggs- 230p 227p Ferneybeds. Suffolk Hoggs- 224p Loanend. Mules- 207p Howick Scar. BF- 207p, 206p Birchwood.

Cast Ewes- Overall average- £81.50. Fat ewes similar trade, lean ewes making as much. The dearest seen for a long time.

Texels- 128 East Town Farm 109, 96 Old Deanham. Suffolk- 110 Low Hall 100 Dovecote. HB- 96 Old Deanham, 96 Doxford. Beltex- 93, 90 Oakdene, 92 Howick Scar. Chev/Mule- 87 Castle Farm. Cheviot Ewes- 96, 95 Doxford. Mules- 88 Prior Hall, 85 Castle Farm.