Northumberland Livestock

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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.