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April 19

Harrison & Hetherington held their fortnightly Store Sale.

Sold 179 Store Cattle.

Again a good show of cattle forward to another large show of eager buyers all vendors again leaving delighted.

Steers per Head: Aberdeen Angus: £1250, £1160, £1130, £1020, £990 Abberwick & East Bolton. 12 months: £960, £950, £940, £910 (three) Wandon, £900 Prendwick. Charolais: £1205, £1185, £1140, £1125, £1100 (two), £1090 (two) Newstead. 12 months: £1000 (two), £945, £940, £920 (two), £890 Fawdon Farms, £940 Dunstan Hill, £940, £935, £920 Alnham. Limousin: £1070 Newstead. 12 months: £940 Dunstan Hill, £910, £890 Fawdon Farms. Hereford: 12 months: £1050, £980 North Lyham. Montbeliarde: £930 Abberwick & East Bolton.

Heifers per Head: Limousin: £1130 Newstead. 12 months: £1020, £880 Gatherick, £900, £830 Fawdon Farms, £880 Dunstan Hill. Charolais: £1060, £900 Newstead. 12 months: £840, £835, £820 Fawdon Farms. Aberdeen Angus: £970, £930 Abberwick & East Bolton. 12 month: £890, £830 Gatherick, £810 Hillcrest Livestock.

Steers per kg: Charolais: 257.7p, 256.4p, 246.5p, 235.9p, 232.6p, 231.8p Fawdon Farms, 245.4p, 232.1p Alnham, 244.2p Dunstan Hill. Limousin: 254.1p, 241.4p Dunstan Hill, 249.3p, 246.5p Fawdon Farms. Aberdeen Angus: 245.2p, 244.8p Prendwick. Saler: 241.4p, 238.9p Dunstan Hill.

Heifers per kg: Limousin: 228.6p Dunstan Hill, 225p Fawdon Farms, 224.7p Prendwick. Charolais: 225.1p, 221.3p Fawdon Farms, 221.3p Alnham. Aberdeen Angus: 221.7p Prendwick.

April 20

April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 269 Hoggs and 159 Ewes and Rams.

Hoggs hard to cash due to a distinct lack of flesh and late season clearout sorts, flesh needed to gain returns.

Hoggs per Head: Texel: £89, £81.50, £80 Ladykirk, £80, £78.50 Wagtail. Suffolk: £85 Fawdon Farms, £84 Springhill, Seahouses. Mule: £91.50 Ladykirk.

Hoggs per kg: Beltex: 175.7p Ladykirk. Texel: 172.1p Springhill, Seahouses, 170.5p Ladykirk. Suffolk: 170.7p Ladykirk. Mule: 166.7p West Longridge.

Ewes a similar show for numbers, but leaner types now appearing to lower averages.

Ewes: Suffolk: £103.50 (two) Wandon and Chillingham Home Farm, £97.50 Wandon, £93.50 Springhill, Seahouses. Bluefaced Leicester: £100 Fawdon Farms. Texel: £95 Ladykirk, £94 West Rennington, £93.50 Shipley Smallburn, £93, £92.50 Yetlington Lane. Mule: £87 Springhill, Seahouses, £86 Lorbottle. Blackfaced: £75 Wagtail.

Rams: Texel: £95 Primside.