Northumberland Livestock

Wooler

Thursday, 24th November 2016, 5:00 am

November 16

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.

Sold 696 Lambs and 371 Ewes and Rams.

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Numbers again tight due to caution been shown to early week trade, sellers delighted seeing returns well above.

Lambs per head: Beltex: £84.50, £78, £77.50 Lilburn Estates. Texel: £83, £78 South Ditchburn, £83 Lickar Moor, £79, £75.50 (two) Mindrum Farming Co, £76 Ladykirk, £75.50 Springhill, Seahouses. Suffolk: £79 Springhill, Seahouses, £78.50 Brockley Hall, £78 (two), £76.50 Craigs House, £75 Fenham Hill. Vendeen: £74 Craigs House.

Lambs per kg: Beltex: 193.8p, 193.3p, 192p, 189.7p, 183.3p Lilburn Estates. Texel: 192.1p, 187.5p, 178.8p Ladykirk, 176.2p West Longridge, 175.6p Mindrum Farming Co, 175p Black Heddon and Lorbottle, 173.8p Eglingham Moor, 173.7p Lilburn Estates. Suffolk: 172.7p, 171.3p Lilburn Estates, 169.9p Biddlestone Home Farm.

Ewe numbers similar, a high proportion of hill ewes on offer, rates similar.

Ewes: Suffolk: £99 Lickar Moor, £94 Springhill, Seahouses, £85 Kettleburn, £84, £83 Fenham Hill, £82 Todrig. Texel: £95.50, £86 Lickar Moor, £89 Fenham Hill, £81.50 Yetlington Lane, £81 Ladykirk. Bluefaced Leicester: £92.50 Edlingham Newtown. Mule: £66, £64 Kettleburn, £65.50, £62 Springhill, Seahouses. Blackfaced: £63 Edlingham Demesne, £58 Edlingham Newtown. Cheviot: £60 Mowhaugh. Easy Care: £57 Edlingham Demesne.