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Date: 09 December 2021 | Primestock

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Wooler Prime Sheep Sale

Wooler, Berwick Road, Wooler, NE71 6SL

At Wooler on Wednesday 8th December Harrison and Hetherington held their Christmas Show & sale of primestock selling 1649 Prime Sheep comprising 1339 Lambs and 310 Cast Ewes & Rams

The show was kindly sponsored by Northumbria Quality Feeds and expertly judged by D Nicholson, Nicholsons Butchers, Whitley Bay

The Champion pen was from Fiona Mellor, Annstead with 5 tremendous heavy Beltex weighing 46kg @ £265 (576ppk) bought by Jeff Dunn, West Farm, Ponteland. The lambs were resold at £250 to D Nicholson, Nicholsons Butchers, Whitley Bay with the proceeds donated to Mr Dunn’s charity of Macmillan Nurses

Many thanks to all our customers for a great day

Show

With quality throughout all lambs were a credit to the vendors

Suffolk – 1st Brockley Hall £150 (50kg) Farmers Fresh

Suffolk – 2nd Brockley Hall £154 (54kg) Farmers Fresh

Texel – 1st Lilburn Estates £170 (47kg) Nicholsons Butchers

Texel – 2nd Little Bavington £140 (41kg) Vivers Scotlamb

Texel – 3rd Corneyside £147 (43kg) Vivers Scotlamb

Cheviot – 1st Humbleheugh £112 (41kg) Vivers Scotlamb

Cheviot – 2nd South Charlton £120 (44kg) Yorkshire Halal

Heavy Beltex – 1st Annstead £265 (46kg) J Dunn

Heavy Beltex – 2nd Lilburn Estates £171 (46kg) Vivers Scotlamb

Heavy Beltex – 3rd Matfen Home Farm £140 (45kg) Vivers Scotlamb

Light Beltex – 1st Lilburn Estates £166 (43kg) Vivers Scotlamb

Light Beltex – 2nd Little Bavington £142 (42kg) Vivers Scotlamb

Light Beltex – 3rd Buckholm £160 (45kg) Yorkshire Halal

Pairs – 1st Lilburn Estates £168 (48kg) Nicholsons Butchers

Pairs – 2nd Lilburn Estates £149 (44kg) Vivers Scotlamb

Pairs – 3rd Little Bavington £124 (36kg) Vivers Scotlamb

Lambs donated by E Stafford & Son, Brockley Hall £150 to Nicholsons Butchers to The Great North Children’s Hospital

Commercial – other prices:

All classes well sold all types present

Sale average 293p SQQ 295p

Leading prices per head: Beltex: £180, £168 Annstead, £167, £154, £153, £149 Lilburn Estates, £160, £150 (2), £149 Twizell, £150 Matfen Home Farms. Texel: £160 Corneyside, £160, £150 Todrig, £156 Wandon, £155, £150 Linden Hill Head, £154 North Swinhoe, £153 (2) South Rennington, £152 Edrom Mains, £152 Little Bavington, £151 Brockley Hall and Whittle. Suffolk: £152, £150 Brockley Hall, £142 Craigs House, £140 South Rennington and Springhill, Seahouses

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex: 391p (2), 365p, 356p Annstead, 386p, 372p, 350p, 341p Lilburn Estates, 373p, 350p Twizell, 356p, 350p, 347p Matfen Home Farm, 356p, 350p Buckholm, 345p, 344p Little Bavington, 343p Linden Hill Head. Texel: 362p Lilburn Estates, 343p, 338p Springhill, Seahouses, 342p, 338p Corneyside, 337p, 330p (2), 321p Black Heddon

Cast Ewes:

Ewes a fast trade from start to finish saw all classes fetch a premium

Topping the sale at £183 was an outstanding Suffolk ewe from F S Vickers & Son, Rennington South Farm

Whilst tups sold to £177 for a powerful Texel from G R & R I Scott, Corneyside

Suffolk: £183 Rennington South, £181, £175 Kypie, £153 Fawdon Farms, £149 Marigold Farming, £149 Todrig, £147 South Lyham, £147 Berryhill, £143 Mayfield, £137 Haugh Head. Texel: £169 Kypie, £168 Berryhill. £159 Buckholm Farmhouse, £157, £149 South Lyham, £156, £155 Whittle, £149 Mayfield, £147 Marigold Farming, £146 Linden Hill Head. Bluefaced Leicester: £156, £131 Fawdon Farms. Cheviot Mule: £155, £122 North Swinhoe, £135 Fawdon Farms. Greyface: £137 South Lyham, £129 Berryhill, £125 Mayfield, £123, £116 Fawdon Farms, £122 Haugh Head, £121 Marigold Farming, £120 Alnham. Half Bred: £121, £115 Marigold, £117 Brandon. Lleyn: £114, £109 Elwick. Blackface: £98 Fawdon Farms, £87, £83 Alnham, £80 Linhope Farming. North Country Cheviot: £94 Alnham. Easy Care: £94 Alnham. Swaledale: £86 Haugh Head

Rams: Texel: £177 Corneyside