Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

September 12

At its first store sale Harrison and Hetherington had forward a small show of gimmers and store cattle.

Leading prices. Gimmers: Suffolk £140 Fawdon Farms. Mule £138 Fawdon Farms

Leading prices. Steers: Simmental £1390, £1270, £1190, £1170 Newstead. Charolais £1330, £1300, £1245, £1220 Newstead. Limousin £1190, £1160, £1150 Newstead.

Leading prices. Heifers: Limousin £1260, £1100, £1080, £1070, £1060 Newstead. Simmental £1190 Newstead.

September 13

Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly primestock sale of sheep. Sold 730 lambs and 243 ewes and rams.

Lambs a very mixed show, good fleshed animals easy to sell, others beyond difficult. Vendors please note, to maximise returns make sure lambs have substance and flesh.

Leading Prices per head: Texel £84, £80.50 Kettleburn, £82, £80 Lorbottle, £81, £80 East Newburn, £80.50 Eglingham Moor, £80 Lilburn Estates. Beltex £83, £80 Chillingham Home Farm. Suffolk £82.50, £81 Kettleburn, £82 Castlelaw.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 200p, 194.6p Chillingham Home Farm. Texel 190.9p, 185.1p Kettleburn, 190.5p Lorbottle, 188.4p, 184.2p East Newburn

Ewe numbers similar, more buyers again and dearer.

Ewes: Texel £100, £82.50 Reavley Greens, £94.50 Mid Edrom, £88.50, £84.50 Islay Hill, £85, £80 Shipley Lane, £81 Chatton Park. Cheviot £87 South Charlton. Beltex £86.50 Chillingham Home Farm.

Millennium Bleu £86.50 Fenham Hill. Suffolk £85 Reavley Greens and Mid Edrom, £80 Shipley Lane and Chillingham Home Farm. Mule £76 Chatton Park and Shipley Lane, £73 South Charlton, £72.50 East Newburn, £71.50 Eglingham Hall Farms.