At Wooler on Wednesday 5th December Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale along with their Annual Christmas Show and Sale of prime sheep.
A cracking show of lambs were forward for the judge of the day Mr J Curle who did a thoroughly professional job at judging, awarding the Champion pen of 5 Beltex.x Lambs from local consignor Lilburn Estates. Reserve Champion went to the same home with first prize from the Texel.x Lamb class.
Champions of the day went on to make £120 or 273ppk
Out with the show all lambs were keenly bid for with lambs sharper on the week with an average of 183.69ppk, SQQ 197.89p more lambs could have been sold to vendor’s advantage.
Leading Prices per head: Beltex: £120, £88 Lilburn Estates, £100, £91, £90 Chillingham Home Farm. Texel: £111, £89, £86 Lilburn Estates, £90, £85 East Newburn, £85 Black Heddon. Suffolk: £84 Auchencrow Mains, £83.50 Kettleburn, £83 (2), £82 (2) Brockley Hall.
Leading prices per kilo: Beltex: 273p, 200p Lilburn Estates, 238p, 211p, 208p Chillingham Home Farm, 210.5p Yetlington Lane, 197p, 195p Auchencrow Mains. Texel: 252p, 202p Lilburn Estates, 207p, 200p Yetlington Lane, 204p Black Heddon, 203p Auchencrow Mains, 200p Kettleburn. Suffolk: 192p, 181p, 177p Auchencrow Mains
Ewes seen a brilliant trade with all vendor’s going home delighted.
Ewes: Texel: £87, £67 Berryhill, £68 Newstead. Suffolk: £84, £75 Berryhill, £69 Brockley Hall. Greyfaced: £67, £57 Berryhill. Blackfaced: £48, £40 Burnside Cottage.