Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

June 1

Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly Primestock Sale of sheep.

Sold 546 lambs, 85 hoggs and young sheep, and 202 ewes and rams.

Lambs more numerous and trade a touch dearer. More numbers required for buyers’ requirements.

Lambs per Head: Texel: £100 Shipley Lane, £97, £96 Sydenham, £95 Springhill, Seahouses and Holy Island, £94 Fowberry Moor, £92 Sydenham, £91.50 Shipley Lane, £90 Holy Island.

Suffolk: £100 Shipley Lane, £95 Stamford and Springhill, Seahouses, £94 Howtel, £92 Shipley Lane.

Charolais: £94, £91 Cresswell Farms.

Lambs per kg: Texel: 236.6p, 220.7p, 219p Sydenham, 214.6p, 213.9p, 213.7p Fowberry Moor, 212p Springhill, Seahouses, 211.3p Kettleburn. Beltex: 222.2p, 216.2p Chillingham Home Farm. Suffolk: 209.3p (three) Holy Island, 205.6p, 200p Fowberry Moor, 203.8p, 202.5p, 200p Howtel. Charolais: 193.5p Cresswell Farms.

Hoggs and young sheep – Leading Prices:–

Per Head: Texel: £80, £78 Wagtail, £76, £75.50, £75 Ladykirk, £75.50 Holy Island. Suffolk: £75.50, £70 Newstead, £74.50 West Newbiggin. Mule: £74.50 West Newbiggin.

Per kg: Texel: 164.8p Ladykirk, 162p Shipley Smallburn. Suffolk: 159.1p Stamford.

Ewes, also more numerous and trade in keeping with late rates.

Ewes: Suffolk: £89.50 Haugh Head, £88.50, £87, £85 Shipley Lane, £87, £85 Lorbottle, £85.50, £84 West Newbiggin, £84 Todrig. Texel: £85, £81 Ladykirk, £83.50 Shipley Smallburn. Bluefaced Leicester £88 Alwinton. Mule: £75, £72.50 West Newbiggin, £73 Alwinton. Blackface: £65 Alwinton.

Ram: Texel: £116 Kettleburn.