Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

Thursday, 2nd February 2017, 5:00 am

January 25

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 486 Hoggs and 356 Ewes and Rams

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Hogg numbers tight due to lack of confidence in sheep trade, selling vendors receiving above average returns.

Hoggs per head: Texel: £80 Moorlaws, £78 Springhill, Seahouses and Mindrum Farming Co, £75.50 Village Farm, Seahouses, £75 Mindrum Farming Co, £75 Yetlington Lane (two), Castle Hills, Springhill, Seahouses, Village Farm and West Longridge. Beltex: £80, £73 Lorbottle, £72 Ladykirk. Suffolk: £74, £71 Craigs House, £73 Tughall. Cheviot: £72 Lamberton. Mule: £70 Ladykirk.

Hoggs per kg: Beltex: 222.2p, 182.5p Lorbottle. Texel: 200p Moorlaws, 195p, 187.5p Springhill, Seahouses, 192.3p, 185p Village Farm, Seahouses, 183.8p Yetlington Lane, 182.9p Mindrum Farming Co, 182.4p, Village Farm, 180.5p Kettleburn. Cheviot: 180p Lamberton.

Ewes a good show and showing a touch of improvement on the week

Ewes: Suffolk: £100 Tughall, £91 Castle Hills, £91, £89 Lickar Moor, £87.50 Mayfield, £86 West Moneylaws, £85 Wandon and Mindrum Farming Co. Texel: £88 West Moneylaws and The Newton, £86 Newstead, £85 The Newton, £84 Tughall. Mule: £71.50, £68 Tughall, £70 Primside, £66.50 Mayfield. Beltex: £78.50 Ladykirk. Cheviot: £62 Hethpool. Blackfaced: £49.50 Hethpool.

Rams: Berrichon: £107.50 Greenburn. Texel: £107 Lickar Moor. Cheviot: £79.50 Hethpool.