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Date: 11 May 2022 | Primestock

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Wooler Primestock Sale

Wooler, Berwick Road, Wooler, NE71 6SL

At Wooler on Wednesday 11th May Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock selling 624 prime sheep comprising of 298 Hoggs and 326 Cast Ewes & Rams

Hoggs:

With the vast majority being hill sorts all classes a stronger trade

Sale topped at £154 for a Suffolk Hogg from S Shell & Sons, Brandon kindly donated to Farmers for Ukraine

Leading prices per head: Suffolk: £154 Brandon, £149 Kettleburn, £140 Whittingham Lane, £135.50 Reaveley Greens (Farmers for Ukraine). Texel: £151 Reaveley Greens, £150, £140, £130 Birchwood, £137, £131 Whittingham Lane, £130.50 Felkington. Lleyn: £150, £143 Netherton Northside. Mule: £139, £129.50 Birchwood, £126.50, £125.50 Reaveley Greens, £125.50 Cold Martin. Blackface: £131.50, £122, £118 Birchwood, £129, £120 Whittingham Lane. Cheviot: £120, £117 Newham Hall

Cast Ewes:

Cast sheep continue to sell to fast rates albeit a touch easier as numbers slowly build nationwide

Sale topped at £215 for a powerful pair of Texel bred ewes from Craig Mellor, Annstead Farm purchased by regular sheep buyer Jeff Dunn, Ponteland

Whilst cast tups sold to a peak of £179 for a Beltex from the same good home

Leading prices: Texel: £215, £201, £199, £190 Annstead, £179 (2), £167, £165, £162 Linden Hill Head. £176 South Lyham, £155 Greystone. Beltex: £189, £185 (2), £169, £167, £149 Annstead. Suffolk: £177, £141, £139, £133 Whittingham Lane, £153, £137 Reaveley Greens, £144 South Lyham, £135 Swinhoe, £135 Mayfield. Blue Texel: £149 Yeavering Cottage. Cheviot Mule: £133, £121 South Charlton, £119 Whittingham Lane. Greyface: £130 South Lyham, £130, £119 Mayfield, £124 Swinhoe, £118, £111 Kettleburn, £118 Lilburn Estates, £117 Reaveley Greens, £115 Whittingham Lane. North Country Cheviot: £123 Linhope Farming, £123, £111 South Charlton. Easy Care: £107 Milfield Demesne. Blackface: £98, £86 Reaveley Greens, £95, £89, £79 Linhope Farming, £89 Whittingham Lane

Rams: Beltex: £179 Annstead. Texel: £167 Felkington. Highlander: £111 Felkington