Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

March 8

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 406 Hoggs and 197 Ewes and Rams.

Hoggs a few more on offer tidy in spec types again easily cashed tail end lots arriving on the scene.

Hoggs per head: Beltex: £90 East Newburn. Texel: £88 South Ditchburn, £84.50, £84 Biddlestone Home Farm, £81.50, £81 East Newburn, £80.50 Lorbottle, £80 Mindrum Farming Co. Bluefaced Leicester: £87.50, £80 Linkshead. Zwartble: £80.50 Gatherwick. Suffolk: £79, £78 Auchencrow Mains, £78.50 Howtel, £76.50 East Fleetham. Cheviot: £76 Biddlestone Home Farm. Mule: £76 East Newburn. Blackfaced: £68.50 West Longridge.

Hoggs per kilo: Beltex: 214.3p East Newburn. Texel: 197.4p Mindrum Farming Co, 194.7p Village Farm, Seahouses, 194.6p Kettleburn, 187.5p Shotton, 187.3p, 185p East Fleetham, 185p Moorlaws, 181p West Longridge and Mindrum Farming Co. Cheviot: 180.9p Biddlestone Home Farm.

Ewes a very mixed show, but all classes similar.

Ewes: Texel: £89.50, £82, £80 Auchencrow Mains, £85 Elwick. Suffolk: £86.50 Mid Edrom, £84 Auchencrow Mains. Mule: £68.50 Elwick and Shotton, £66.50 Howtel, £66 Auchencrow Mains, £65 Linkshead. Lleyn: £64.50 Kilnknowe. Cheviot: £63.50 Hartside. Blackfaced: £58 Hartside.