Northumberland Livestock

WOOLER

March 2

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 613 Hoggs and 389 Ewes and Tups.

Hogg numbers slightly more numerous Wooler again returning vendors top of the tree returns, more needed.

Hoggs per Head: Suffolk: £105.50, £99.50 Brandon, £93 Ladykirk. Texel: £97 Mindrum Farming Co, £93 Elwick, £90 Ladykirk (2), £89.50 South Charlton, Kimmerston and Ladykirk, £88 Tynley and Craigs House. Zwartble: £96.50 Gatherick. Cheviot: £85.50 South Ord. Mule: £79 West Longridge. Blackfaced: £76, £73 West Longridge.

Hoggs per kg: Texel: 206.2p South Ditchburn, 205.1p Auchencrow Mains, 205p, 197.7p Mindrum Farming Co, 203.8p, 198.8p Ladykirk, 201.4p No 8 Lamberton, 201.3p, 198.8p Elwick, 198.8p West Longridge. Cheviot: 198.8p, 195.1p (two) South Ord, 195.3p South Charlton. Suffolk: 194.9p, 194.6p, 192.5p No 8 Lamberton. Blackfaced: 185.4p West Longridge. Mule: 183.7p West Longridge.

Ewes also more numerous and again a flying trade.

Ewes: Texel: £116, £95 The Hagg, £94 Newburn and Elwick, £93 (two) Mid Edrom. Suffolk: £103 No 8 Lamberton, £90 Mid Edrom .Bluefaced Leicester: £102 Ladykirk. Mule: £88.50 Newburn, £84 Elwick, £80 Tughall. Cheviot: £77 Cocklawfoot, £70 Sourhope. Blackfaced: £64 Sourhope.