Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

February 8

Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly Primestock sale of sheep. Sold 612 hoggs and 385 ewes and rams.

Hoggs

A slightly larger show of hoggs, but as nationwide, a slight ease in trade. Smart, handy weights still easy to cash.

Hoggs per head: Beltex: £80, £76 Henlaw. Suffolk: £79, £74, £70.50 Newstead, £72 Henlaw, £70 Kypie (three), Brockley Hall (two) and Craigs House.

Texel: £78 Shotton, £77 Kypie, Lorbottle and West Longridge, £76.50 East Newburn, £76 Mindrum Farming Co, Village Farm, Seahouses, Moorlaws and Lorbottle, £75 The Hagg, Village Farm, Newstead and Mindrum Farming Co. Zwartble: £77, £74.50 Gatherick. Vendeen: £71.50 Craigs House.

Hoggs per kg: Beltex: 210.5p, 190p Henlaw. Texel: 192.5p Lorbottle, 187.5p, 180p (two) The Hagg, 185.2p Village Farm, Seahouses, 185p Mindrum Farming Co, 180p East Newburn and Yetlington Lane. Suffolk: 163.6p Henlaw.

Ewes.

A good show, repeating last week’s extreme rates.

Ewes: Texel: £105 The Hagg, £95 Henlaw, £94 Lochside, £93 Mindrum Farming Co, £92 Greenhead, Reston, £86 Henlaw, £85.50 Barmoor Red House.

Suffolk: £94 Kypie, £93, £87 High Learchild, £90 The Hagg, £88, £84.50 Greenhead, Reston, £82 Mindrum Farming Co and Haugh Head.

Cheviot Mule: £84 South Charlton. Beltex: £95, £85.50 Henlaw. Mule: £71 The Hagg, £70.50 Greenhead, Reston.

Cheviot: £66.50 High Learchild, £65.50 South Charlton. Zwartble: £77 Mindrum Farming Co. Blackfaced: £62.50 Hethpool.