Wooler Prime Sheep Sale

20th June 2018

At Wooler on Wednesday 20th June Harrison and Hetherington sold 607 Prime Lambs and Ewes.

Harrison and Hetherington held their Summer Primestock Show and Sale with 20 pens of lambs presented to Judge Mr James Curle, Bowsden, who awarded both the Champion and Reserve tickets to Messrs H N Howard, Chillingham Home Farm. The Champion pen was a pen of 5 fantastic Beltex cross lambs weighing 38kg and sold for £110 (289.5ppk) to the judge Mr James Curle, Bowsden, also purchased by the judge were the reserve champions weighing 37.5kg and achieving £100 (267ppk)

Class 1 – Suffolk Lambs                                      Class 2 – Texel Lambs
1st – Brandon                                                              1st – Black Heddon
2nd – Brandon                                                           2nd – Branton Eastside
3rd – Branton Eastside                                            3rd – Black Heddon

Class 3 – Continental Lambs                              Class 4 – Any Other Breed Lambs
1st – Chillingham Home Farm (Champion)         1st – Chatton Park
2nd – Chillingham Home Farm (Reserve)
3rd – East Newburn

l/r – receiving the Championship Trophy, Neil Douglas (Chillingham Home Farm) Jimmy Curle, Bowsden (Judge)
Championship pen of 5 Beltex lambs weighing 38kg realising £110 from Chillingham Home Farm selling to the Judge Mr J Curle, Bowsden.

Lambs less, in line with national trade.

Leading prices per head – Lambs: Beltex: £115, £110, £108, £100 (2), £99, £96, £95 Chillingham Home Farm. Texel: £115, £109, £105, £104 Todrig, £109 Kettleburn, £107 (2), £104.50, £104 Branton Eastside, £105 Auchencrow Mains, £100 West Longridge and Black Heddon. Suffolk: £110 Newstead, £100 Branton Eastside, £98 Brandon.

Leading prices per kilo – Lambs: Beltex: 289p, 266p, 257p, 256p, 254p (2) Chillingham Home Farm. Texel: 266p Black Heddon, 253p Kettleburn, 253p East Newburn, 246p Kettleburn, 245p Branton Eastside, 244p (2) Todrig. Suffolk: 230p Brandon.

Ewe’s similar returns achieved.

Ewes: Texel: £143, £115, £113, £99 Shepherds Cottage. Suffolk: £125, £109 Edlingham Newtown, £109, £101 Todrig. Mule: £85 Mayfield and Edlingham Newtown, £83 Shawdon Woodhouse. Lleyn: £77 Shepherds Cottage. Blackfaced: £71 Edlingham Newtown, £57 Shawdon Woodhouse. Zwartble: £83 Shepherds Cottage.

Rams: Texel: £121 Mayfield.