Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

January 31

Harrison & Hetherington held their fortnightly sale of Store Cattle. Sold 67 Store Cattle.

First sale of the season saw a small show forward but all classes sought after. A great trade many more could have been sold to vendor’s advantage.

Leading Prices per Head - Steers: Charolais: £1360, £1200, £1140 Newstead, £1270, £1260, £1240 Springhill, Seahouses. Limousin: £1140, £1090 Newstead. Aberdeen Angus: £1060, £1040, £990, £950 Wandon, £1010, £1000 South Ord.

Leading Prices Per Head - Heifers: Aberdeen Angus: £1200, £920 Wandon.

Charolais: £1150, £940 Newstead. Limousin: £1140, £1020 Newstead.

Leading Prices per kg Steers: Limousin: 244.3p, 234.2p, 232.1p Campfield, 221.6p South Ord.

Aberdeen Angus: 235.3p, 225p, 223.5p Wandon, 235.1p, 232.6p, 227.8p South Ord.

Leading Prices per kg Heifers: Aberdeen Angus: 230.5p, 226.3p, 222.2p Wandon.

February 1

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 492 Lambs and 262 Ewes and Rams.

Hogg numbers similar, due to vendors holding out for a rise in trade, all classes easily sold showing a decent rise on the week.

Hoggs per head: Texel: £80, £78, £75.50 Mindrum Farming Co, £80, £78 (two), £77 The Hagg, £80, £77 Kettleburn, £78 (2) Springhill, Seahouses, £77 Craigs House and West Longridge, £76 Ladykirk. Suffolk: £77 (two), £75, £74 Brockley Hall, £75.50 Shipley, £74 Ladykirk. Vendeen: £76 Craigs House. Beltex: £76 Ladykirk. Mule: £71 Ladykirk.

Hoggs per kg: Texel: 192.1p, 183.8p, 180.5p Ladykirk, 190.2p Springhill, Seahouses, 189.7p, 181.8p Kettleburn, 189.3p Cockhall, 186p, 185.7p, 183.3p The Hagg, 184.2p Mindrum Farming Co, 180.5p (two) Biddlestone Home Farm and West Longridge. Beltex: 179.5p Ladykirk. Vendeen: 177.1p Craigs House. Suffolk: 172.8p Biddlestone Home Farm.

Ewes simply a ‘flier’

Ewes: Texel: £95 Lochside, £88 (two), £82.50 The Hagg, £80 Milfield Demesne. Suffolk: £91.50 Lochside, £89.50 Milfield Demesne, £89 Edlingham Newtown, £88.50, £81 Kettleburn, £88 The Hagg, £85 Fawdon Farms and West Longridge. Hampshire: £89.50 Kettleburn. Mule: £72.50, £70 Kettleburn, £72 West Longridge, £70 Alwinton. Blackfaced: £57.50 Edlingham Newtown.

Rams: Texel: £95. Bluefaced Leicester: £85 Alwinton.