Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

November 1

Harrison & Hetherington held their fortnightly sale of Store Cattle.

Sold 133 Store Cattle. Cattle a slightly plainer show but plenty of buyers present to return levels with other centres.

Leading Prices per Head – Steers: Charolais: £1230, £1150, £1020 Newstead. Aberdeen Angus: £1120, £1020 Wandon, £1020 Shawdon Woodhouse. Belted Galloway: £900 Newburn.

Leading Prices Per Head – Heifers: Aberdeen Angus: £1250, £1245, £1120 South Ord, £1100 Wandon. Charolais: £1110, £940 Newstead. Limousin: £1040 Newstead.

Leading Prices per kg Steers: Charolais: 248.4p, 243.7p, 241.2p, 240.1p Fawdon Farms. Limousin: 223.7p Fawdon Farms. Aberdeen Angus: 221.9p Cockhall Leading Prices per kg Heifers: Limousin: 240p Fawdon Farms. Charolais: 224.1p, 219.3p Fawdon Farms. Aberdeen Angus: 211.9p South Ord.

November 2

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 820 Lambs and 393 Ewes and Rams.

Lamb numbers similar on the week, but as nationwide slightly easier, quality easily cashed. Lambs per head: Suffolk: £85 Castlelaw, £84 Craigs House, £80 Ladykirk.

Texel: £82 Craigs House and Henlaw, £80 Greenhead, Reston, Black Heddon, Ashcraig, Selkirk (two) and Ladykirk .Leicester: £75 Clennell. Oxford: £75 Marigold.

Lambs per kg: Texel: 189.7p Low Middleton, 188.9p Yetlington Lane, 188.8p Ladykirk, 187.3p, 185.4p, 182.3p, 180p Henlaw, 187p, 183.3p Biddlestone Home Farm, 186p, 181.8p Ashcraig, Selkirk, 181.3p Black Heddon and Todrig, 180p Lorbottle. Suffolk: 179.5p Biddlestone Home Farm, 175.6p Henlaw, 174.4p Lilburn Estates.

Ewes once again a surprisingly mixed show, but late rates maintained. Ewes: Suffolk: £100 Kypie, £87.50 Springhill, Seahouses, £85.50 Ladykirk, £85 Springhill, Seahouses, £84 Haugh Head and Greenhead, Reston, £81 Berryhill.Texel: £92 Greenhead, Reston and Berryhill, £85, £84 Ladykirk, £83 Woodhall, £80 Lorbottle and Tughall. Mule: £70 Low Middleton, £68, £67 Tughall. Cheviot: Cheviot: £59 Kimmerston. Blackfaced: £57.50 Clennell. Swale: £45 Low Bleakhope. Rams: Texel: £113, £100 Haugh Head. Leicester: £109 Clennell.