Wooler Prime Sheep Sale

6th January 2021

At Wooler on Wednesday 6th January Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of primestock selling 754 sheep comprising of 501 Hoggs and 253 Cast Ewes and Rams

With numbers tightening all classes much dearer

Hoggs overall average £114 (45.5kg) 251p

Heavies especially dearer with over 46kg averaging £124.50 with fierce butcher and wholesale competition operating

Leading Hogg Prices per head: Texel: £141, £138, £132 Linden Hill Head, £140 Berry Hill, £138 Annstead, £136 Springhill, Seahouses, £133 Doxford, £131 Lilburn Estates, £130 (2) South Rennington and Middle Ord. Beltex: £138, £130 South Rennington, £137, £132 Linden Hill Head, £136 Doxford. Suffolk: £134, £130 (2), £126 Doxford, £131.50, £127.50, £122 Berry Hill, £129, £124 Brockley Hall, £124.50 Springhill, Seahouses, £123, £120 South Rennington. Charolais: £130 Lilburn Estates (Roseden). Cheviot (Lights): £108.50 South Ord, £108.50 Newham Hagg, £106 Springhill, Seahouses

Leading Hogg Prices per kilo: Beltex: 312p, 303p, 293p Lilburn Estates, 307p, 295p, 282p (2) Linden Hill Head, 280p Pasture House. Texel: 297p, 288p, 280p Linden Hill Head, 291p, 283p Springhill, Seahouses, 283p Chathill, 278p Doxford, 277p Milfield Demesne, 271p Annstead. Suffolk: 265p, 241p Doxford, 255p, 240p Berry Hill, 250p, 245p Auchencrow Mains, 248p Brockley Hall, 246p Springhill, Seahouses. Cheviot: 252p Springhill, Seahouses, 244p, 243p South Ord

Cast Ewes:
A superb show of ewes sold to a belter of a trade

Topped at £177 on two occasions for a pen of 5 Texels from J Herdman, Edlingham Newtown, and again for Beltex from Craig Mellor, Annstead

A sign of the flying trade was 53 of 254 cast sold for £130 or above

More ewes required to supply the growing demand, with another new buyer in attendance!!

Texel: £177 (2), £157 (2) Edlingham Newtown, £169, £167, £161, £141, £140 Annstead, £159, £147 Lilburn Estates (Roseden), £133, £131 Hoprig. Beltex: £177, £141, £141, £135, £129 Annstead, £150 Wrangham, £137 Granary, £133 Lilburn Estates (Roseden). Suffolk: £139 (2) Lilburn Estates (Roseden), £135, £127 Edlingham Newtown, £133 Wrangham, £123 Todrig, £117 Gainslaw Hill, £115 (2) Tritlington Hall, £113 Kimmerston. Bluefaced Leicester: £127 Edlingham Newtown. Half Bred: £115, £105 Brandon, £113 Berry Hill. Lleyn: £113, £103 Elwick. Greyface: £110 Springhill, Seahouses, £107 Brockley Hall, £107 Todrig, £103 Tritlington Hall, £101 Gainslaw Hill, £101 Berry Hill. Cheviot Mule: £109 Todrig. North Country Cheviot: £91 Kimmerston.

Rams: Texel: £149, £143, £127 Edlingham Newtown, £135 Lilburn Estates (Roseden). Suffolk: £141 Edlingham Newtown. Bluefaced Leicester: £130 Edlingham Newtown. Hampshire: £121 Tritlington Hall. Blackface: £119 Edlingham Newtown, £101 Wrangham