Northumberland Livestock


August 3

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 1541 Lambs and 442 Ewes and Tups.

Lamb numbers more numerous and trade substantially dearer on the week, more needed for buyers requirements, heavy lambs as nationwide in short supply. Lambs per Head: Beltex: £92.50, £92 (two), £91.50 Henlaw. Texel: £88 South Charlton, £86.50 Shipley Smallburn and Newstead, £84 Village Farm, Seahouses, £83.50 Ladykirk, South Charlton, Great Ryle (two), Fowberry Moor and Yetlington Lane. Suffolk: £86.50 Kettleburn, £84.50 Craigs House, £84 Newstead and West Longridge.

Lambs per kg: Beltex: 231.6p, 216.5p, 216p, 206.3p Henlaw, 202.8p Juries House. Texel: 209.5p South Charlton, 208.2p, 206.3p Ladykirk, 206.3p Cockhall, 205.1p, 202.6p Mindrum Farming Co, 203.7p South Charlton, 202.6p West Rennington, 202.5p, 201.2p Bewick Folly. Suffolk: 195.2p, 192.9p Venchen, 192.3p Prendwick, 190.5p Newstead.

Ewes again a flier, more buyers present, more needed.

Ewes: Texel: £115 Lilburn Estates (Roseden), £89 The Newton, £86.50 Fowberry Moor, £86 Berryhill, £83 Mid Edrom. Suffolk: £97 Doune Brae, £93.50 The Newton, £90 Lilburn Estates and Fowberry.