Northumberland Livestock


By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th January 2016, 5:00 am

January 19

Harrison and Hetherington held its fortnightly store sale. Sold 109 store cattle.

Buyers in abundance and although trade easier on the year, all classes were in keen demand.

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Steers per head: Aberdeen Angus: £1200, £1160, £1080, £1040 Abberwick and East Bolton, £1080, £1070, £1030, £1000 South Lyham. Limousin: £1120 (two), £1090 (two), £1000 Newstead. Charolais: £1110, £1080, £1000 Newstead.

Heifers per head: Charolais: £1040, £900 Newstead, £975 Great Ryle. Aberdeen Angus, £990, £960, £940 South Lyham. Limousin: £900 Campfield.

Steers per kg: Charolais: 247.3p, 238.2p, 237.9p, 237.1p, 223.4p Great Ryle. Limousin: 231.9p, 220.8p Shotton. Aberdeen Angus: 222.5p South Ord.Heifers per kg: Charolais Cross: 240.4p, 228.3p, 214.3p Great Ryle. Limousin: 216.2p Campfield, 213.3p Great Ryle. Aberdeen Angus: 205.4p South Ord.

January 20

Harrison and Hetherington held its weekly Primestock sale of sheep. Sold 545 hoggs and 581 ewes and tups.

Hoggs a smaller show, many plainer sorts forward, quality easily sold to be dearer on the week.

Hoggs per head: Suffolk: £100 Brockley Hall, £92 Branton Eastside and Castlelaw, £91 Mayfield, £90 Marigold, £87 Haugh Head, £86 Branton Eastside, £85 Brockley Hall. Texel: £94 Inland Pasture and Mindrum Farming Co, £91, £89.50 Mayfield, £90 Lickar Moor, £89 South Charlton, £88 Greenhead, Reston. Cheviot Mule: £88 South Charlton. Cheviot: £76 South Charlton.

Hoggs per kg: Texel: 195p Haugh Head, 190p Newstead, 188.2p Mindrum Farming Co and Springhill, Seahouses, 187p Springhill, Seahouses, 185p, 184.3p Inland Pasture, 184.3p Mindrum Farming Co, 181.8p Yetlington Lane, 180p Lickar Moor. Beltex: 189.5p Yetlington Lane. Vendeen: 187.8p Craigs House. Cheviot: 185.4p South Charlton. Suffolk: 181.2p Springhill, Seahouses, 180.2p Craigs House.

Ewes a good large show, but all classes slightly easier on the week.

Ewes: Texel: £113, £103 Black Heddon, £95 Auchencrow Mains, £86.50 Lochside, £85 Auchencrow Mains, £84.50 Greenhead, Reston, £84 Lickar Moor, £82 Cresswell Farms, £80 Falsidehill. Bluefaced Leicester: £83.50 Branton Eastside. Suffolk: £83, £82.50 Lochside, £82 Auchencrow Mains, £81.50 Ross Farm. Half Bred: £78 Brandon. Mule: £66.50 Branton Eastside, £63 West Newbiggin, North Lyham and Greenhead, Reston, £62.50 Tughall, £61 Haugh Head and Cresswell Farms. Blackfaced: £59 Branton Eastside.

Rams: Texel: £88 Lickar Moor, £85 Cresswell Farms. Beltex: £75 The Loan.