Northumberland Livestock


July 6

Harrison & Hetherington held its weekly Primestock sale of sheep. Sold 748 Lambs and 440 hoggs, young sheep and ewes.

Lamb numbers tight, appearing they are not coming forward just as fast as people thought. Trade a touch dearer on the week, all classes in keen demand. Lambs per Head: Texel: £97, £88, £85.50 Springhill, Seahouses, £92, £88 (two) Wandon, £90 Kettleburn, £88 West Rennington and Low Middleton, £85 Holy Island, Auchencrow Mains and North Sharperton. Suffolk: £92, £85.50 Springhill, Seahouses, £90 Wandon, £85 Holy Island. Beltex: £86, £84 Ladykirk. Lambs per kg: Texel: 213.2p Black Heddon, 208.8p, 203.7p Wrangham East, 207.5p, 205.1p Kettleburn, 205.1p Mindrum, 205p, 200p Great Ryle, 204.9p, 200p Low Middleton, 204.7p West Rennington, 203.8p Shotton and Castlehills, 203.7p West Longridge, 201.3p Todrig. Beltex: 210p, 206.3p, 200p Ladykirk. Suffolk: 195.1p Kettleburn.

Ewes again a good trade, fat proving hardest to cash. Ewes: Texel: £104, £100, £97 Wrangham East, £91 Pallinsburn, £90.50 Wrangham East and Pallinsburn. Suffolk: £99 Roseden, £89.50 Berryhill. Res: £83 Brandon White House. Mule: £70 Kimmerston, £68 Berryhill, £67.50 Mayfield, £67 Goswick. Blackfaced: £58.50 Ladykirk.