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January 27

Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 577 hoggs and 394 ewes and rams.

Hogg numbers slightly curtailed by adverse morning weather, a good show on offer showing a substantial rise on the week.

Hoggs per Head: Cheviot: £93.50, £92.50, £91.50 Humbleheugh, £87 South Charlton. Texel: £90 Kettleburn, £88, £86 Mindrum Farming Co, £86.50 Eglingham Moor, £85 South Charlton and Kettleburn. Suffolk: £85 Kettleburn, £83 Biddlestone Home Farm, £82 Low Middleton, £81.50 Reston Hill. Cheviot Mule: £84 South Charlton. Charolais: £80 Auchencrow Mains. Beltex: £77, £76.50 (two) Ladykirk.

Hoggs per kg: Texel: 203.5p Eglingham Moor, 195.1p Springhill, Seahouses, 193.7p Brandon White House, 192.3p Kettleburn and Lorbottle, 190.7p Mindrum Farming Co, 190.2p Auchencrow Mains. Suffolk: 195p Biddlestone Home Farm, 186.7p Springhill, Seahouses, 184.3p Low Middleton, 182.9p Edlingham Newtown. Beltex: 192.5p, 191.3p Ladykirk. Charolais: 192.3p 8 Lamberton. Cheviot: 187.8p Biddlestone Home Farm, 187.4p South Charlton, 186.1p Humbleheugh. Cheviot Mule: 184.9p South Charlton.

Ewe numbers lighter, but trade remaining similar.

Ewes: Texel: £119 Hartside, £100 Wandon, £87 Haugh Head. Suffolk: £90 Wandon, £89.50 The Villa. Cheviot: £79.50 Humbleheugh. Mule: £64.50 Brandon White House, £64 The Newton, £63 Lilburn Estates. Blackfaced: £62.50 Hethpool.

Rams: Texel: £97 Hartside. Suffolk: £94 Brandon White House.