At Wooler on Wednesday, June 22 Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of sheep.
Sold 917 Lambs, 30 Hoggs and Young Sheep and 111 Ewes.
In conjunction with the weekly sale was the annual Summer Show & Sale which was awarded to Mr J Scott Smith, Village Farm, Seahouses by expert judge Mr J Curle, Bowsden for a pen of Texel Cross lambs weighing 40kg and selling at £101 to the judge Mr J Curle. Reserve champions came from Chillingham Home Farm for Beltex weighing 37kg and selling at £90 also to the judge.
Lambs forward in similar numbers, and all classes in very firm demand, proving a substantial rise on the week.
Lambs per Head: Texel: £101, £93, £88 Village Farm, Seahouses, £87, £81 Great Ryle, £85, £82 Fawdon Farms, £85, £80 South Falaknowe, £82.50, £82 Ladykirk, £82 Black Heddon and Springhill, Seahouses, £81.50 Fowberry Moor, £81 West Longridge. Suffolk Cross: £99, £94 Lilburn Estates, £95.50, £91, £84 Brockley Hall, £83, £82.50 Hillcrest, £82.50 Springhill, Seahouses, £80 Great Ryle. Beltex: £90, £80 (2) Chillingham Home Farm, £80 Ladykirk.
Lambs per kg: Texel Cross: 252.5p, 212p Village Farm, Seahouses, 205.6p Fowberry Moor, 205p Fawdon Farms and Black Heddon, 203.9p, 200p Marshall Meadows, 200p Springhill, Seahouses, Great Ryle and Hillcrest. Beltex: 243.2p, 231.9p, 216.2p, 214.3p, 205.7p, 205.6p, 205.3p Chillingham Home Farm, 200p Ladykirk. Suffolk Cross: 202.9p Fowberry Moor, 201.2p Hillcrest.
Hoggs and Young Sheep sold to £74.50 and 135.5p Chatton Park.