Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

April 19

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep. Sold 180 Hoggs and 201 Ewes and Rams.

More hoggs forward but majority heavyweights trade well inline.

Hoggs per head: Texel: £98.50, £97.50, £87.50 South Ditchburn, £91.50 Black Heddon, £86 Holy Island, £81, £80 East Newburn. Cheviot: £88.50, £87.50, £87 Holy Island. Suffolk: £81.50 Common Flat, £80 Berryhill and Newstead. Beltex: £80 East Newburn. Mule: £74 West Longridge. Blackfaced: £69 West Longridge.

Hoggs per kilo: Beltex: 187.5p, 181p East Newburn. Texel: 181.7p West Longridge and Lorbottle. Cheviot: 180.7p Holy Island.

Ewes a plain show but dear.

Ewes: Texel: £120, £92 Black Heddon, £119.50, £97 Lochside. Suffolk: £112 Lochside, £93.50 Springhill, Seahouses, £92 Berryhill. Mule: £79 Berryhill and Stamford, £78 Springhill, Seahouses.

Rams: Texel: £98 Lochside. Cheviot: £88.50 Reavley.

April 25

Harrison & Hetherington held their fortnightly sale of Store Cattle.

Sold 95 Store Cattle. Cattle a plainer show on the fortnight but all classes easily maintained late rates.

Leading Prices Per Head – Steers: Charolais: £1300, £1280 Springhill, Seahouses. Simmental: £1190, £1150 Newstead, £1090 Lanton Estate, £1040 Broomhouse, Cambo. Aberdeen Angus: £1150, £1100, £1080 (two), £1050, £1000 Wandon. Limousin: £1120, £1100 Newstead. Shorthorn: £1180 Lanton Estate. Hereford: £1070 North Lyham.

Leading Prices Per Head- Heifers: Charolais: £1180 Newstead, £1100 (two) Tower Martin. Aberdeen Angus: £1110 Tower Martin. Simmental: £950 Tower Martin. Limousin: £940 South Ord.

Leading Prices Per Kilo - Steers: Aberdeen Angus: 267p, 240.4p, 238.1p, 237.4p (2), 231.6p Wandon, 259p South Ord, 231.9p Broomhouse, Cambo. Limousin: 265.1p Shotton. Hereford: 248.6p North Lyham. Simmental: 236.5p Lanton Estate. Leading Prices Per Kilo – Heifers: Limousin: 262.7p, 250.9p, 248.6p South Ord. Aberdeen Angus: 230.8p Tower Martin.

April 26

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 158 Hoggs and 188 Ewes and Rams. Hoggs a heavy show, along with tail end lots reflecting in the averages.

Hoggs per head: Texel: £92 Low Middleton, £87, £86.50, £82, £81 East Newburn, £80 Newburn. Suffolk: £89 Low Middleton, £83.50 Todrig. Cheviot: £86.50, £85.50, £83.50, £83 Holy Island.

Hoggs per kilo: Texel: 181.3p, 177.6p, 171.4p East Newburn

Ewes, the show showing the sign of lambing time, but again dear. Ewes: Texel: £109, £100 Newburn, £100 Holy Island, £87.50 Shipley Lane, £84 Lilburn Estates. Charolais: £90 Newburn. Suffolk: £89 Milfield Demesne, £88 Brackenside, £85.50 Shipley Lane, £82 Brandon White House. Beltex: £83.50 East Newburn. Mule: £85 Holy Island, £78.50 Brackenside, £77 Shipley Lane, £75.50, £75 Springhill, Seahouses. Cheviot: £69.50, £68 Bewick Folly.

Rams: Texel: £119 East Newburn, £111 Shipley Lane. Charolais: £100 Newburn.