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Date: 21 April 2021 | Primestock

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Wooler Prime Sheep Sale

Wooler, Berwick Road, Wooler, NE71 6SL

At Wooler on Wednesday 21st April Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock selling 600 prime sheep comprising 356 Hoggs and 244 Cast Ewes and Rams

Heavy show of hoggs forward, with a few leaner types

Average 46kg - £135 -  288ppk

Leading Hogg Prices per head: Texel: £181, £180, £178, £172, £167, £160, £150 (2) East Fleetham, £173, £160 (2) Newstead, £160, £150 Berryhill, £160 New Heaton, £150 Charlton Mires. Suffolk: £175, £170, £167, £165, £160 Berryhill. Beltex: £160 New Heaton. Oxford: £160 East Fleetham. North Country Cheviot: £140, £136 Biddlestone Home, £132 Birchwood. Greyface: £130 Birchwood. Blackface: £136 (2), £129 Birchwood

Leading Hogg Prices per kilo: Beltex: 376.5p New Heaton. Texel: 340p New Heaton, 319p Berryhill, 317.4p, 315.1p, 311.1p, 301.1p, 299.1p East Fleetham, 300p, 295.9p Charlton Mires. North Country Cheviot: 328.2p, 307p Birchwood, 316.3p, 301.1p Biddlestone Home Farm. Suffolk: 305p Shotton, 303.6p Berryhill, 300p Crookham Dairy. Blackface: 300p, 298.9p, 295.7p Birchwood

Cast Ewes:

A mixed bag quality wise in the show of ewes forward, with all classes again coming to a strong trade

Reaching £191 And topping the sale was a smashing Texel ewe from I F Murray, Shepherds Cottage purchased by local ewe buyer Jeff Dunn

Whilst a pair of thumping Cheviot ewes caught the eye selling to £131 from G Snaith & Son, Biddlestone Home Farm

Texel: £191, £187, £147, £131 Shepherds Cottage, £159, £133 Newstead, £151 (2) Hoprig, £149 East Fleetham, £149, £143, £137, £133 Black Heddon, £141 Greystone. Suffolk: £149 Newstead, £149 Hoprig, £145, £131, £129 Mindrum, £141, £121 Venchen, £139 Crookham Dairy, £133 Sunnyside, £131, £119 Goswick, £131 Southfield. North Country Cheviot: £131, £120 Biddlestone Home Farm, £101 Market Place. Greyface: £125 Swinhoe, £125 Lilburn Estates, £123 (2) Howtel, £123 North End, £119 Hoprig, £118 Goswick, £107 Venchen, £100 Southfield. Oxford: £125 East Fleetham. Cheviot Mule: £125 Hoprig, £119 North End. Half Bred: £115 Berryhill. Blackface: £85 Market Place, £77 Cold Martin

Rams:  Texel: £179 Gatherick, £127 Newstead