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Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

January 6

Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly Primestock sale of sheep. Sold 977 hoggs and 355 ewes.

Hogg numbers similar, but all classes a touch dearer on the week, buyers requiring larger numbers to satisfy orders.

Lambs per Head: Texel: £84.50 Lorbottle, £81 South Charlton, £80 West Longridge, £79 Dunslaw and Ladykirk, £77.50 Lorbottle, £77 Yetlington Lane. Suffolk: £82 Castlelaw, £77 The Hagg, £76 Biddlestone Home Farm, £75.50 (two) Dunslaw, £75 (two) Dunslaw and Kettleburn. Cheviot Mule: £80 South Charlton. Vendeen: £77.50 Craigshouse. Cheviot: £75.50 Biddlestone Home Farm, £75, £74 South Charlton. Beltex: £74 Ladykirk, £72 (three) Henlaw, £71 Lilburn Estates and Henlaw. Mule: £70.50 West Longridge, £70 Fawdon Farms. Blackfaced: £67 West Longridge.

Lambs per kg: Texel: 203p Ladykirk, 189p Lilburn Estates, 188p West Longridge and Dunslaw, 186p Yetlington Lane, 183p Lorbottle, 182p Kettleburn. Beltex: 195p, 185p (two), 182p Henlaw, 187p Lilburn Estates. Cheviot: 189p Biddlstone Home Farm, 188p South Charlton. Suffolk: 185p Biddlestone Home Farm, 183p Dunslaw and Lilburn Estates, 183p Lilburn Estates. Vendeen: 185p Craigshouse. Mule: 172p West Longridge.

Ewe numbers larger and a good strong show, all classes dearer.

Ewes: Texel: £113 Middle Ord, £111 Edlingham Newtown, £105 Black Heddon, £96 Pallinsburn, £93 Mayfield. Suffolk: £91 Edlingham Newtown, £88.50 Mayfield, £87 Middle Ord and The Hagg, £86.50 Gainslaw Hill. Zwartble: £90 Marshall Meadows. Bluefaced Leicester: £84.50 Edlingham Newtown. Mule: £69.50 Mayfield, £65.50 Middle Ord.

Rams: Texel: £95 Fowberry Moor, £94 Edlingham Newtown.