Northumberland Livestock


November 30

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 959 Lambs and 372 Ewes and Rams.

More lambs on offer and although returns slightly less this centre not showing the drop others received.

Lambs per head: Texel: £86.50 Edlingham Newtown, £83, £82 (2) Springhill, Seahouses, £82.50 South Ord and South Ditchburn, £82 Lorbottle, £81.50 Brandon White House, £81 Lickar Moor. Suffolk: £84 Shipley Lane, £80 Edlingham Newtown. Cheviot: £80 South Charlton, £79.50 Biddlestone Home Farm, £79, £76.50 Humbleheugh. Beltex: £80 Ladykirk.

Lambs per kg: Texel: 205p, 202.5p Springhill, Seahouses, 200p Mindrum Farming Co, 194.6p Shipley Lane and South Ord, 190.5p East Fleetham, 190p Mindrum Farming Co, 190p (two) Lorbottle. Beltex: 200p Ladykirk. Suffolk: 182.7p South Ord, 180.7p Edlingham Newtown, 180p Mid Edrom. Cheviot: 182.5p Humbleheugh, 181.8p South Charlton.

Ewes similar, horned and lean ewes difficult.

Ewes: Texel: £108 Shipley Lane, £97 Lickar Moor, £84 Black Heddon, £83 Lorbottle. Suffolk: £88 Lickar Moor, £86.50 Middle Ord, £84 St Helens View, £80 West Longridge and Castlelaw. Leicester: £85 Fawdon Farms. Cheviot: £79 Humbleheugh. Beltex: £74 The Loan. Mule: £64 Middle Ord, £63.50 West Longridge, £62 Fawdon Farms. Blackfaced: £45 Fawdon Farms.

Rams: Suffolk: £99 Edlingham Newtown.