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Date: 27 October 2021 | Primestock

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Wooler Prime Sheep Sale

Wooler, Berwick Road, Wooler, NE71 6SL

At Wooler on Wednesday 27th October Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock selling 1311 Prime Sheep comprising 955 Lambs and 356 Cast Ewes & Rams

Lambs:

A few more leaner sorts about but trade similar on the week to average 245p

Sale topped with a pen of 45kg Beltex @ £149 Annstead

Leading prices per head: Beltex: £149, £145, £144, £130 Annstead, £131, £120 East Ditchburn, £127.50, £127, £122.50 Matfen Home Farms, £120 Linden Hill Head. Texel: £136, £130 Burradon Mains, £135, £127.50 Matfen Home Farms, £132 (2), £131 Little Bavington, £131, £130 (2), £128, £127 Whittle (Mavin), £130 (3) Annstead, £130 South Lyham, £127 Black Heddon. Suffolk: £120 Burradon Mains, £118 East Ditchburn

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex: 331p, 313p, 300p Annstead, 319p, 314p, 303p, 300p Matfen Home Farms, 312p Little Bavington, 305p Birchwood. Texel: 316p, 307p, 306p, 304p Matfen Home Farms, 298p Little Bavington, 288p Whittle

Cast Ewes:

Cast sheep trade begins to intensify as numbers begin to slowly dry up

Sale topped at £204 a head for a pen of 3 Texel Ewes from respected local tup breeder R J Bradbury, Black Heddon

Whilst a run of 19 powerful North Country Cheviots from G H Dixon, East Ditchburn caught the eye gaining £110 per head

Texel: £204, £175, £140, £129 Black Heddon, £179 Cherrytrees, £141, £135, £129 (2) Linden Hill Head, £135 South Lyham. Beltex: £159, £147, £137, £125 Annstead. Suffolk: £133 Rigside, £132 Low Middleton, £130, £113 Haredene, £127, £113 Cherrytrees, £127, £119, £113 Wandon, £121 East Ditchburn (D Turner), £119 Low Middleton (R McDonald). Greyface: £110 West Hall, £109 Low Middleton, £109 South Lyham, £107 Charlton Mires, £100 Cold Martin, £97 East Newham. North Country Cheviot: £110 (2) East Ditchburn, £107 Humbleheugh, £97 Hartside, £87 Cherrytrees. Zwartble: £101 Billiemains. Lleyn: £97 The Finches. Blackface: £75 Cold Martin. Ryeland: £61 Market Place

Rams: Beltex: £123 Marshall Meadows. North Country Cheviot: £109, £103, £97 Humbleheugh