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Date: 25 May 2022 | Primestock

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Wooler Primestock Sale

Wooler, Berwick Road, Wooler, NE71 6SL

At Wooler on Wednesday 25th May Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock selling 615 prime sheep comprising of 180 Lambs, 291 Hoggs and 144 Cast Ewes & Rams

Lambs:

Well fleshed sorts a strong trade averaging 322p overall

Sale topped for Texels £173 from J Fleming, Lochside to Nicholsons Butchers, Whitley Bay

Leading prices per head: Texel: £173, £154 Lochside, £166, £161 South Lyham, £161 West Longridge, £160 Newstead. Charolais: £163, £158, £151 Cornhill, £147 Southfield. Vendeen: £160 (2), £158, £157 South Lyham. Suffolk: £152, £150 (2) Nesbit

Leading prices per kilo: Charolais: 351p, 336p Cornhill. Texel: 350p, 346p, 345p Lochside. Vendeen: 341p, 337p South Lyham. Suffolk: 333p, 330p Nesbit

Hoggs:

Another great trade surpassing last weeks flier to average 260p overall (157 heavies average £139)

Sale topped at £172 from M Beal, Charlton Mires

Leading prices per head: Texel: £172, £170, £168, £165, £160 Charlton Mires, £166 North Swinhoe, £162 South Lyham. Suffolk: £159 Birchwood, £159, £158, £154 Charlton Mires. Blue Texel: £150 Yeavering Cottages. Cheviot Mule: £141 Hillcrest Livestock. Charolais: £140 Southfield. Mule: £136, £135 Birchwood. Cheviot: £133 Hillcrest Livestock, £132.50 South Ord, £132 Springhill, £129 Thompsons Walls. Swaledale: £126.50, £121.50 Birchwood

Cast Ewes:

Cast sheep continues to sell at flying rates as all classes continue to be slow in coming forward to meet buyer’s requirements

Sale topped at £213 for a smart Texel from Mindrum Farming Co, Mindrum Farm

Whilst cast tups sold to a summit of £203 for a powerful Suffolk from local breeder Moor & Son Ltd, Nesbit Farm

Leading prices: Texel: £213 Mindrum, £175, £174, £173 South Lyham, £169 Charlton Mires, £163 North Swinhoe, £149 Newstead, £149 Newham Hagg, £147, £144 Broadmeadows, £147 Blackcruik Farming. Dorset: £163, £147 Fowberry Moor. Cheviot Mule: £159, £139  North Swinhoe. Zwartble: £155 Mindrum Farming. Suffolk: £153, £145 South Lyham, £153 Newstead, £152 Wandon, £149 (2) Mindrum Farming, £147 Blackcruik Farming. Half Bred: £149 Nesbit, £135 Blackcruik. Greyface: £130 West Longridge, £113 Kimmerston, £109 Sandylands. Blue Texel: £127 Hillcrest Livestock. North Country Cheviot: 124 Kimmerston. Easy Care: £119 Wandon. Blackface: £109, 8 Mordington. Jacob: £99, 7 Nesbit Farm Cottages, £85 Blackcruik Farming

Rams: Suffolk: £203 Nesbit. Blue Texel: £163 Yeavering Farm Cottages. Texel: £161 Blackadder Mains, £147 North Swinhoe, £141 Newham Hagg