Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

May 25

Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly Primestock Sale of sheep.

Sold 356 lambs, 63 hoggs and young sheep and 117 ewes.

Lambs more numerous, vendors seeing a slight ease in trade on the week, but returns above national trends.

Lambs per Head: Texel: £100 Holy Island, £96.50 Shipley Lane, £92 Fowberry Moor, £90 Ladykirk and Doune Brae. Suffolk: £98.50 Shipley Lane, £91 Doune Brae and Holy Island (two). Beltex: £92 Chillingham Home Farm. Vendeen: £86 South Lyham.

Lambs per kg: 252.1p, 218.7, 217.6p Chillingham Home Farm. Suffolk: 222p, 204.5p Holy Island, 201.3p Fowberry Moor. Texel: 209.5p (2) Fowberry Moor, 207.3p Edrom Mains, 205.7p Ladykirk, 204.5p Doune Brae, 202.3p Holy Island, 201.2p West Longridge. Vendeen: 200p South Lyham.

Hoggs and young sheep, Leading Prices:– Per Head: Texel: £95, £88, £81.50 Ladykirk. Suffolk: £90 Whiterig. Cheviot: £83 Kelsocleugh.

Ewes, less numbers forward, trade slightly less on the week for a mixed show.

Ewes: Texel: £88 Hillcrest, £80 Fowberry Moor. Suffolk: £82, £80 Shipley Lane, £80 Fowberry Moor. Mule: £66 Shipley Lane.