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Date: 29 December 2021 | Primestock

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Wooler Prime Sheep Sale

Wooler, Berwick Road, Wooler, NE71 6SL

At Wooler on Wednesday 29th December, Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock selling 731 Lambs and 173 Cast Ewes & Rams

Lambs:  All classes easier on the week with flesh still selling at a premium.

Sale average 268p, SQQ 278p

Leading prices per head: Beltex: £150, £140, £139 Glanton Town, £148, £140.50, £140, £139 Lilburn Estates, £140.50 Corneyside. Suffolk: £147 Mordington, £144, £140 Kettleburn, £139.50 Brockley Hall, £139 Thrunton, £137 Fawdon. Texel: £160, £158, £150 Eastgate, £158, £141 Corneyside, £156 Sydenham, £154 Lilburn, Linden Hill Head, £152 Douglas Crescent, £150 Ford Dairy, £148 South Rennington. Charolais: £144 Newstead. Cheviot: £138 Humbleheugh, £136.50, £134.50 East Ditchburn. Dorset: £137, £126 Springhill.

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex: 344p, 331p, 330p, 327p, 318p Lilburn Estates, 341p, 311p Glanton Town, 335p Newham Buildings, 302p Broadlaw Texel: 312p, 270p (2) Corneyside, 298p, 286p, 283p Linden Hill Head, 292p Eastgate, 271p West Longridge.

Cast Ewes:  A mixed show of cast sheep forward, lesser and leaner types of ewes, a pound or two less, whilst well fleshed sorts still sold to a premium.

Sale peak of £200 for a massive Texel from Eastgate.

Whilst cast tups sold to a top of £149 for a stretchy Texel from J.H.C. Campbell & Son of Thrunton farm.

Leading prices:  Texel: £200, £180, £175, £161 Eastgate, £180, £170, £160 Lilburn Est, Roseden, £180, £170, Ford Dairy. Beltex: £160 Lilburn Est, Roseden, £159, £140 Broadlaw. Charolais: £142 Lilburn Est, Roseden. Suffolk: £140, £137 Lilburn Est, Roseden, £139 Blackcruik Farming, £135 Marshall Meadows, £133 Lochside, £131 Broadlaw, £123 Whitsome West Newton.  Zwartable: £127 Ford Dairy. North Country Cheviot: £107 Lochside, £101 Blackcruik Farming, Cheviot Mule: £103 Lochside. Greyface: £131 Ferneycastle, £109 Tritlington Hall, £101 Brockley Hall. Greyface: £101 Primside, Blackcruik Farming, £95 Mordington, Fawdon Farms.

Rams: Texel: £149, £131 Thrunton.