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Date: 28 April 2021 | Primestock

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Wooler Primestock

Wooler, Berwick Road, Wooler, NE71 6SL

At Wooler on Wednesday 28th April Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock selling 652 prime sheep comprising 467 Hoggs, 24 Spring Lambs and 161 Cast Ewes and Rams

Lambs:

The first lambs forward this year were easily cashed with Butchers now eager to make the switch from hoggs, numbers required to meet expected demand from local Butcher and Wholesale.

Average £145 @ 345p

Texel: £153, £144 Broadmeadows, £146 Lilburn Estates (Roseden). Suffolk: £155 Lilburn Estates (Roseden), 365p, 351p Broadmeadows

Hoggs:

Fleshed still good to sell, leaner kinds a touch easier

Leading Hogg Prices per head: Suffolk: £170, £168 Newstead, £164, £157, £150 (3) Berryhill (Redpath), £158 Brandon, £154, £152 Berryhill (Skeen), £154, £153 East Fleetham. Texel: £169, £167, £160 Newstead, £168, £166, £160, £159 East Fleetham, £164 Birchwood, £157, £150 South Lyham, £156, £150 Berryhill (Redpath), £154 Blackcruik Farming. Vendeen: £156, £152 South Lyham. Oxford: £152, £150 East Fleetham. Mules: £132 Birchwood, £130 Blackcruik Farming. Blackface: £130, £127 Birchwood. Cheviot Mule: £130 Fawdon Farms

Cast Ewes:

Again, cast sheep sold to a sound trade throughout, with all classes eagerly bid on.

Peak of the sale at £141 was a smart pair of Millennium Bleu Ewes from Islay Hill Farm

Millennium Bleu: £141 Islay Hill Farm. Texel: £139, £127, £123 South Lyham, £137 East Fleetham, £135 (2), £117 Lilburn Estates, £129 Berryhill (Redpath), £120 Pasture House, £119 Newstead, £117 East Newburn. Suffolk: £131 South Lyham, £131, £123 Edlingham Newtown, £127, £120 Newstead, £123 Middle Ord, £121 Pasture House, £119 (2) Blackcruik Farming, £117 Kentstone, £117 East Fleetham. Half Bred: £125, £100 Berryhill (Redpath). Greyface:  £111 Primside, £111 Clennell, £109 Berryhill (Skeen), £103 Riggside, £101 (2) Edlingham Newtown, £100 Berryhill (Redpath). North Country Cheviot: £111, £100 Fawdon Farms, £109 Cocklawfoot, £100 Blackcruik Farming. Bluefaced Leicester: £107 Clennell. Blackface: £101 East Newburn, £101, £89 Clennell, £95 Fawdon Farms. Oxford: £100 Blackcruik Farming. Jacob: £89 Blackcruik Farming. Swaledale: £80 Riggside, £80 Clennell

Rams:  Texel: £123 Kentstone. North Country Cheviot: £87 Market Place