Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

August 9

Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly Primestock sale of sheep. Sold 969 lambs and 207 ewes and rams.

Lamb numbers similar and all classes again in very keen demand, more could easily be sold to vendors’ advantage.

Lambs per head: Beltex £92.50, £90, £84 Henlaw, £92, £84 (2) Chillingham Home Farm. Suffolk £92, £88 Low Middleton, £88 Kettleburn, £87 Brandon, £84.50 Wandon and Low Middleton. Texel £90 Edlingham Newtown, Cockhall and Wandon, £89.50 Brackenside, £89, £88 Auchencrow Mains, £88 (2) Henlaw and Low Middleton, £87.50 Greenhead, Reston and Wandon. Cheviot £80 South Charlton.

Lambs per kilo: Beltex 255.6p, 215.4p, 212.8p Chillingham Home Farm, 236.8p, 236.6p, 224.3p (2), 215.6p Henlaw. Texel 210.5p, 209.3p, 207.8p Cockhall, 210.3p East Newburn, 205.9p, 203.7p Wandon, 205.1p Lorbottle, 204.8p Brackenside. Suffolk 204.7p Low Middleton.

Ewes, simply very dear

Texel £123 The Villa, Bowsden, £105, £94 Chillingham Home Farm. Suffolk £115, £96 Chillingham Home Farm, £97 Charlton Mires, £94, £92 West Longridge. Half Bred £95 Brandon. Mule £83, £80.50 Hedgeley Farms, £81.50, £81 West Longridge. Blackfaced £64 Edlingham Demesne.