Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

Thursday, 15th December 2016, 5:00 am

December 7

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 667 Lambs and 258 Ewes and Rams.

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At the annual Christmas Show which was expertly judged by Ben Gray, Harrogate, the winners for the second successive year were Lilburn Estates with a pen of Beltex lambs weighing 45kg and selling at £105 to Mr J Curle, Bowsden, the Reserve Champion also went to the same home for a pen of Texel lambs weighing 47kg and selling at £92 to the judge Ben Gray.

Lamb numbers tighter due to early week trade but selling vendors received returns substantially above.

Lambs per head: Beltex: £105, £80 (two) Lilburn Estates, £84 Henlaw. Texel: £92 Lilburn Estates, £85 (two) The Hagg, £84 Marigold, £80.50 Henlaw, £80 Hartside and Black Heddon. Suffolk: £85, £80 (two) Marigold, £82, £80 Brockley Hall. Oxford: £78 Marigold.

Lambs per kg: Beltex: 233.3p, 186.8p, 182.5p, 181.8p Lilburn Estates, 200p, 197.6p Henlaw, 190.8p, 186.7p, 183.8p Ladykirk. Texel: 195.7p Lilburn Estates, 187.8p Auchencrow Mains, 185p North Bellshill, 184.5p Lorbottle, 180.8p (two) Ladykirk. Suffolk: 179.5p Wandon

Ewes a better show and dearer

Ewes: Texel: £105, £82 Black Heddon, £97.50 (two) Hartside (A Hutcheon), £96.50 (two) Auchencrow Mains, £85 Berryhill. Suffolk: £88 Berryhill, £84 West Longridge, £82 Auchencrow Mains. Mule: £66 Goswick and Berryhill, £63.50 Ladykirk.