Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

November 25

Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep. Sold 956 Lambs and 312 Ewes.

Lambs more numerous, inspec types dearer on the week, heavy types hardest to cash.

Lambs per head: Cheviot cross: £80, £75 Humbleheugh. Texel cross: £78 South Charlton, £76.50 Newstead, £76 Lilburn Estates, £75.50 Mindrum Farming Co and South Ditchburn, £75 East Horton and Greenhead, Reston, £74.50 Kettleburn. Suffolk cross: £77, £76.50 Fawdon Farms, £74.50 Craigshouse, £74 Inland Pastures. Vendeen: £73 Craigshouse. Beltex: £72.50, £71.50 (two) Ladykirk. Blackfaced: £66.50 Fawdon Farms.

Lambs per kg: Texel cross 190p, 182.1p Lilburn Estates, 183.8p Black Heddon, 177.5p Mowhaugh, 176.2p, 172.1p (two) Mindrum Farming Co, 170.7p Cockhall and West Longridge, 170p Black Heddon. Beltex: £178.8p Ladykirk. Suffolk cross: 179.5p Lilburn Estates.

Ewes again dear. Ewes: Texel cross: £96.50, £88, £83.50, £76.50, £75.50 Black Heddon, £74 Yetlington Lane, £73 Brandon White House. Suffolk cross: £83 Yetlington Lane, £80 Brandon White House, £77.50 Kettleburn, £77 Fawdon Farms, £74 Lilburn Estates. Leicester: £83 Fawdon Farms. Mule: £70 Chatton Park, £67 Fawdon Farms, £65 Brandon White House. Cheviot: £64 Humbleheugh.

Rams: Texel cross: £107 Hedgeley Farms. Blue Faced Leicester: £87 Hedgeley Farms. Cheviot: £83 Humbleheugh.

November 26

Harrison and Hetherington sold 75 store cattle at their fortnightly sale.

Bullocks per head: AA.x;- £970 Harwood on Teviot. £940, £890 Fairnilee, £935 Branxholme Braes, Lim.x;- £910 (two), £840, £825 Parkhill/Bullocks per kilo: Lim.x;- 258.5, 233.3, 230.4, 220 Parkhill, AA.x 228.2, 221.2 Fairnilee, 211.9 Conundrum. Bullocks averaged 402kg, (212p per kilo) £855 per head.

Heifers per head: Sim.x £1040 (two) Shawbraes, AA.x;- £1010, £960 Harwood on Teviot, £825, £800 Shawbraes, £800 Branxholme Braes, BRB;- £1010 Harwood on Teviot, Luing;- £900 Shawbraes, Lim;- £830, £720 Parkhill.

Heifers per kilo: Lim.x;- 271.7, 230.6 Parkhill, AA.x 212.3 Fairnilee, 208.3 Earlston Mains, 208.1 Conundrum, 205.1, 204.1 Branxholme Braes. Heifers averaged 426kg, (197.7p per kilo) £843 per head.

The firm also sold 1,269 feeding lambs. All classes experienced the sharpest trade of the season, many buyers left unsatisfied.

Suffolk £78 Swinton Bridgend; Suffolk cross £65.50 Whitchesters; Texel cross £64.50 Spottiswoode, £64.50 Hawthornside, £64 Spottiswoode, £63.50 Edgerston Trading, £63.50 Whinfield; North Country Cheviot lambs £60 Adderstonshiels, £56.50 Attonburn; Cheviot mule £57.50 Gilston.

November 24

At Wooler Harrison and Hetherington held their store sale. Sold 34 store cattle and nine suckled calves. Slightly smaller show of cattle than expected, with all classes selling well to a good ring of buyers.