Wooler Breeding Sheep Fair

15th September 2020

Harrison & Hetherington ‘Wooler Fair’ had forward 1558 Breeding Sheep comprising 1069 Ewes and Gimmers, 309 Ewe Lambs, 350 Store Lambs and 180 Rams also 70 Store Cattle

A great turnout of clients on the day with many purchasing stock while adhering to the covid regulations.

The sale commenced with the dispersals from H N Howard & Son, Chillingham Home Farm and D Woodman, Shawhouse, Stocksfield, an excellent run of working sheep from both farms sold to clients from North England and throughout Scotland

Texel Ewes: 1 crop £185, £180, £165, £155

Beltex.x: 2 crop £142, £140, 4 crop, £130 (2)

Suffolk.x: 2 crop £152, £148 3 crop, £155 all from Chillingham Home Farm

Beltex Stock Rams £360, £320, £250 Chillingham Home Farm

Texel.x Chev/Mule Gimmers: £155, £150, 1 crop £145

Cheviot/Mule: 1 crop £145, 2 crop £130, 3 crop £128, 4 crop £115

Texel.x Ewe Lambs: £120, £108 all from Shawhouse, Stocksfield

Mule Ewes £128 Cartington

Mule Gimmers: £170, £168 Branton Eastside, £160, £155 Fawdon Farms, £160 South Rennington. Suffolk Gimmers: £165 South Rennington, £160, £155 Fawdon Farms. Texel Gimmers: £168 Village Farm.

Texel Ewe Lambs: £120 Shawhouse, £106 (2) Wingates Moor, £102 Whittle. Chev/Mule: £90 Reaveley.

Texel Store Lambs: £73, £72 (2), £71, £70 Bagraw, £72 Shawhouse, £70, £69 Blossom Plantation

RAMS

A good show forward with many Kelso entries in attendance.

Quality Rams easily sold but buyers were being more selective.

Beltex: £2100, £1500, £1350, £1300, £1150, £1000, £850, £800 Annstead, £450 (2), £400 Blackadder Mains. Texel: £1150, £1000, £800, £700, £600 Newham Hagg, £950, £700, £680 Glanton Town, £900, £800 Sydenham, £800, £650, £600 Bolton Village, £700, £650 North Swinhoe, £700, £600 (2) Black Heddon, £600 £550 Warton, £500, £480, £450 South Ditchburn. Suffolk: £800, £650, £500 Branton Eastside, £420, £400 Nesbit, £400 Fawdon Farms. Vendeen: £400 (2) North Lyham. Berrichon (2 sh) £300 Annstead. Leicester: £300 (2) Branton Eastside. Charolais: £300 Rock

STORE CATTLE

Topping the day’s trading was £1175 from Messrs. R W & K Telford, Branton Eastside with a topper of a Limousin.x Steer

Price per kilo was 225p from R J Robson, Rayheugh with a pen of Aberdeen Angus.x Steers

Leading Price Per Head – Steers: £1175, £1135, £1040 Branton Eastside. Charolais: £1145, £1105, £1070 Newstead. Simmental: £1045, £1030 Newstead. Aberdeen Angus: £1115, £1055 Newstead, £1090, £1020 Doxford Dairy

Leading Price Per Head – Heifers:  Charolais: £1135, £1060, £1030, £1000 Newstead. Simmental: £1135 Newstead. Limousin: £1060 Branton Eastside. Aberdeen Angus: £1040 Doxford Dairy, £1000 Newstead

Leading Price Per Kilo – Steers: Aberdeen Angus: 255.3p, 253.7p, 221.1p Rayheugh, 242.2p, 224.2p Doxford Dairy, 223.5p, 211.6p Newstead. Shorthorn: 253.7p, 239.1p, 224.4p Rayheugh. Charolais: 212.5p, 210.1p, 209.7p Newstead. Limousin: 213.3p, 202.6p Branton Eastside. Simmental: 212.4p, 204.9p Newstead

Leading Price Per Kilo – Heifers: Aberdeen Angus: 223.7p Doxford Dairy, 206.9p Newstead. Charolais: 220.2p, 209.1p, 206.2p, 200p Newstead. Limousin: 216.3p, 208.9p, 204.3p, 200p Branton Eastside. Simmental: 202.2p Newstead