Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

April 13

Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly Primestock sale of sheep. Sold 253 hoggs and 131 ewes and rams.

Hoggs again becoming difficult to source, but all classes again keenly bid for to sell readily.

Hoggs per Head: Cheviot: £95.50 North Lyham, £87, £84 Murton. Texel: £94.50, £92.50 Ladykirk, £89.50 West Moneylaws. Suffolk: £88.50 Todrig, £88 North Lyham, £82.50 Murton Whitehouse.

Hoggs per kg: Beltex: 211.1p Ladykirk. Texel: 195.2p, 194.9p (two), 188.8p Ladykirk, 194.9p Shipley Smallburn, 190p West Longridge. Cheviot: 200p Birchwood Hall, 191p Murton and North Lyham, 190.5p Biddlestone Home Farm. Suffolk: 187.8p Todrig, 185p Biddlestone Home Farm. Mule: 183.8p West Longridge.

More numbers forward in the ewe line, trade remaining firm.

Ewes: Texel: £101.50, £100 Biddlestone Home Farm (B Dixon), £98.50 Wrangham Redsteads, £98, £95 Pallinsburn, £94 Shipley Lane. Suffolk: £101, £97 Pallinsburn, £96.50 Shipley Lane and Todrig, £96 West Moneylaws. Cheviot Mule: £94 West Moneylaws. Border Leicester: £87 North Lyham. Half Bred: £90.50 Brandon. Mule: £87 Shipley Lane.

Rams: Texel: £124. Suffolk: £105 Shipley Lane.