Northumberland Livestock


September 21

Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 962 lambs and 167 ewes and rams. Lamb numbers again tight due to ram sales and regulations, but all classes in keen demand to return averages dearer on the week.

Lambs per head: Beltex: £92, £85 Henlaw, £84 (two) Ladykirk. Texel: £91, £90, £85, £84, £82 Henlaw, £85.50 Greenhead, Reston, £85 Wandon, £84 Village Farm, Seahouses, Biddlestone Home Farm and Low Middleton, £82 Eglingham Moor, £81 Wandon and Kettleburn. Suffolk: £85.50 Low Middleton, £82 Henlaw, £80 Craigs House. Mule: £72 Bewick Folly.

Lambs per kg: Texel: 205p, 200p Henlaw and Biddlestone Home Farm, 198p Wandon, 194.9p Bewick Folly, 193p, 192.2p Yetlington Lane. Beltex: 202p, 200p Henlaw, 192p Ladykirk. Suffolk: 189p Biddlestone Home Farm, 180p North Bellshill. Mule: 177.2p Bewick Folly.

Ewe numbers less than anticipated, but all classes dear.

Ewes: Texel: £95 Wandon, £85 Pallinsburn, £83 Lilburn Estates, £82, £80 Pallinsburn. Suffolk: £94, £86 Wandon, £85 Greenhead, Reston and Pallinsburn. Mule: £69, £62 Lilburn Estates and Pallinsburn. Cheviot: £60 Great Ryle.

Rams: Texel: £106 Springhill.