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Date: 08 June 2022

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Wooler Primestock Sale

Wooler, Berwick Road, Wooler, NE71 6SL

At Wooler on Wednesday 8th June Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock selling 1019 prime sheep comprising of 576 Lambs, 183 Hoggs and 260 Cast Ewes & Rams

All classes of sheep good to sell

Lambs: A good show of well fleshed types returned an average of £149 overall

Sale topped with a Beltex.x Rouge £171 Annstead to D Nicholson, Whitley Bay

Leading prices per head: Beltex: £169, £155 Lochside, £162, £154, £152 Cornhill, £158 East Newburn. Texel: £168.50 South Lyham, £168 West Hall, £167 Foulden, £165 Berryhill, £160 Nesbit, £160, £156 Tughall, £160 Easington and Tritlington Hall. Berrichon: £162, £154, £150 North Lyham. Suffolk: £160, £153.50 Tughall, £157, £153 Nesbit, £156 Foulden. Vendeen: £154 (2) North Lyham, £151, £150 (2) South Lyham. Charolais: £153 Foulden. Dorset: £145 Foulden

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex: 395p, 391p, 378p Lochside, 360p East Newburn. Texel: 380p Swarland Old Hall, 380p Annstead, 379p Tritlington Hall

Hoggs: An excellent trade with many handy weights being the dearest seen this season

Leading prices per head: Texel: £180 Linden Hill Head, £174 Annstead, £172, £164 Chatton Park, £169 (2) South Lyham, £160 Hetton Law, and Shipley Smallburn. Beltex: £172 Annstead. Cheviot: £152 Ingram Cottage. Vendeen: £147 Crookham Dairy. Blackface: £149, £147 Clennell, £132.50 Birchwood. Mule: £146 Birchwood, £128 Milfield Demesne. Suffolk: £140 Charlton Mires. Swale: £132.50, £131, £124.50 Birchwood. Easy Care: £128, £127 Chatton Park

Cast Ewes: Cast sheep trade continues to fly at Wooler Mart with all classes eagerly bid for

Sale topped at £249 with a smashing Texel ewe from local breeder A & D Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, purchased by regular buyer J T Dunn, West Farm, Ponteland

Cast tups sold to a peak of £229 with a Texel from G Gray & Son, Middle Ord

Leading prices: Texel: £249, £238, £195, £190 Swarland Old Hall, £229 Annstead, £199, £187 Linden Hill Head, £195 Crookham Dairy, £189 Venchen, £181 Berryhill. Beltex: £199 Yetlington Lane, £189, £179, £165 Annstead. Suffolk: £189, £165 South Lyham, £181, £177, £157 Middle Ord, £179, £163 Venchen, £170 Gainslaw Hill, £155 Newham Hall. Blue Texel: £179 Shepherds Cottage (K Smith). Cheviot Mule: £159, £131 South Charlton. Greyface: £154 South Lyham, £140, £119 Newham Hall, £139 Gainslaw Hill. Blackface: £134, £123, £105 Clennell, £117 Halterburn. North Country Cheviot: £127 Ingram Cottage, £126, £119 South Charlton. Bowmont: £92 Springhill, Coldingham

Rams: Texel: £229, £225 Middle Ord, £210 Newham Hall. Suffolk: £181, £175 Newham Hall, £179 South Lyham. Beltex: £150 East Newburn. Blackface: £141 Clennell. Easy Care: £137 Chatton Park. North Country Cheviot: £37 Ingram Cottage. Vendeen: £134 Crookham Dairy. Herdwick: £105 Hillend Cottages. Jacob: £104 Hillend Cottages