Northumberland Livestock


Thursday, 18th August 2016, 5:00 am

August 10

Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly Primestock sale of sheep. Sold 1,567 lambs and 457 ewes and tups.

Lamb numbers similar, with all classes meeting unprecedented demand. More could easily have been sold to vendors’ advantage.

Lambs per Head: Texel: £95 Eden Lodge, £90 Kettleburn, Black Heddon, Ladykirk (two), Low Middleton (two), Wandon and Shipley Smallburn, £88 Lorbottle, £86 West Longridge, £85 Ladykirk, £84 Great Ryle and Lorbottle. Suffolk: £92.50 Birchwood Hall, £90 Newstead. Beltex: £90, £86, £85.50 (two) Henlaw.

Lambs per kg: Beltex: 215p (two), 211p, 204p (two) Henlaw, 211p Chillingham Home Farm and Broadlaw, 203p Chillingham Home Farm. Texel: 211p Eden Lodge, 205p, 203p Black Heddon, 200p Kettleburn (two), Ladykirk, South Charlton and Cockhall, 199p Edlingham Newtown, 198p (two) Great Ryle and Mindrum Farming Co, 196p Mindrum Farming Co (three), Bewick Folly (three) and South Charlton.

Suffolk: 195p Craigs House and Kettleburn, 194p Reavley Greens and Craigs House, 192p Lilburn Estates. Cheviot: 192p Humbleheugh. Charolais: 188p Elwick.

Ewe numbers similar, and again vendors receiving a premium at this centre.

Ewes: Suffolk: £115, £100 Birchwood Hall, £94 Chillingham Home Farm. Beltex: £95 Birchwood Hall. Texel: £93 Village Farm, Seahouses, £89.50 Shipley Smallburn. Cheviot: £93, £89 Humbleheugh. Leicester: £85 Lilburn Estates. Mule: £74 Springhill, Seahouses, £72 Barmoor Red House., £71.50 Kettleburn.

Rams: Texel: £100. Suffolk: £100 West Longridge.