Wooler

March 16

Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly Primestock Sale of sheep. Sold 682 hoggs and 122 ewes and rams.

Hoggs more numerous, quality fleshed types easy to cash, tail end types harder, at a level all classes again dear.

Hoggs per head: Zwartble: £102 Sanson Seal. Texel: £96, £92 Ford Westfield, £88 Kettleburn, Conundrum and Ford Westfield, £87, £85 Kettleburn. Suffolk: £94.50 Craigs House, £93.50, £88.50 Ford Westfield. Cheviot: £90.50 Low Bleakhope.

Hoggs per kg: Texel: 210.5p Dunslaw, 205.1p Ladykirk, 203.7p, 202.4p Conundrum, 202.8p, 201.3p West Longridge, 202.6p South Ditchburn, 201.3p Hoppen Hall, 200p Ford Westfield, Ladykirk, East Fleetham and Moorlaws. Cheviot: 208.3p Dunslaw, 203.9p Shotton, 202.8p West Longridge. Suffolk: 205.1p, 203.8p, 202.6p, 201.3p Dunslaw. Blackfaced: 189p West Longridge.

Ewes mixed and less numerous, but trade again dear.

Ewes: Suffolk: £118 Kypie, £113 Fawdon Farms, £111.50 South Lyham. Texel: £115 Conundrum, £96.50 South Lyham. Zwartble: £97 Sanson Seal. Mule: £90 South Lyham. Blackfaced: £73.50 Fawdon Farms.

Rams: Texel: £120 – 8 Lamberton.