Northumberland Livestock


December 16

At Wooler on Wednesday, December 16, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 766 Lambs and 131 Ewes.

Lamb numbers easier owing to trade easing, but all selling vendors at this centre seeing returns only slightly less on the week, more could have been sold to customers advantage.

Lambs per Head: Cheviot: £77, £75 Humbleheugh. Texel: £75 Lickar Moor, £74.50 Kettleburn, £74 Eglingham Moor, £73, £72 Mindrum Farming Co, £71 Lorbottle. Suffolk: £73.50 Kettleburn. Oxford: £73 Marigold. Beltex: £72, £71 (two), £70 Henlaw, £70.50 Ladykirk.

Lambs per kg: Beltex: 177.5p, 171.4p, 170.7p, 169.1p Henlaw, 175p, 162.2p, 161.9p Ladykirk. Texel: 174.4p Springhill, Seahouses, 170.7p, 166.7p Mindrum Farming Co, 164.1p Treaty Park, 162.2p Lilburn Estates. Suffolk: 161.9p Biddlestone Home Farm. Cheviot Mule: 161.3p Great Ryle.

Ewe numbers less along with trade.

Ewes: Texel: £90 Wrangham Redsteads, £80 Lower Ashtrees, £70 Berryhill. Suffolk: £80 Cornhill, £72 Lickar Moor, £70 Great Ryle and Marigold. Mule: £55 Kettleburn. Swale: £40 Low Bleakhope.