Northumberland Livestock


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.

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

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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.