Hexham and Northern held their opening sale of 260 Ewes and Lambs to a satisfactory trade considering the cold weather and the slow grass growth.
Topping the sale at £111/ life was 4 Texel cross singles from Mr J H Emerson, Haggate Farm who also sold Twins & Singles at £110/life and £108/life.
Beltex cross ewes sold to £99/life on two occasions from Ms C Everitt, Jolly Body Farm
Suffolk cross ewes sold to £95/life from Mr J R G Johnson, West Wharmley.
Older Mule ewes sold to £83/life from Messrs Allergill Farm.
Next weeks sees our Show & Sale of 529 Hoggs & Lambs at Foot.
Leading Prices (per life);
Ewes and Lambs
Suffolk x- £95 West Wharmley
Texel x- £111, £110, £108, £99, £98, £95 Haggate, £89 Rowley Link & Haggate, £88 Low Staples, £87 Haggate
Mule-£83 Allergill, £82 Glower-Oer-Him, £81 Haggate, £78 High Keenley Fell
Beltex x-£99(x2), £98, £92, £90 Jolly Body
Gimmers and Lambs
Texel x-£94 Haggate