Second Draft Ewe Sale
Hexham and Northern Marts held their final sale of Hill Ewes and Gimmers and offered a good entry of over 2000 head, including two stock ewe dispersals.
Demand was less than seen earlier in the month however the best sorts still attracted a premium.
Gimmers-£150 Quickeningcote, £124 Park House, £120 Quickeningcote
4-5 Crop-£112 Greenleas
5 year old-£130 & £104 Featherwood, £91 Philhope Farm, £90 Featherwood
6 year old-£96 Dudlees Farm
6 year old-£52 Broadgates
Blackface Stock Sheep
1 Crop-£128 Park House
2 Crop-£132 Park House
3-4 Crop-£80 Park House
Cheviot Ewes & Gimmers
6 year old-£80 Flotterton
Mule & Other Ewes & Gimmers
A very mixed show of breeding sheep that sold to a high of £156 and £155 for Mule Gimmers from Mr R W Arthur, Hudspeth.
Older ewes once again easily cashed with four crop Mule ewes from Messrs E Milburn & Son, Holling Hill realising £140.
Texel x 4 Shear-£104 Nafferton Farm
Suffolk 4 Crop-£116 The Plough Inn
Mule 3 Shear-£94 Nafferton Farm
Mule 4 Crop-£140, £132 & £128 Holling Hill
Ryeland 4 Crop-£72 The Plough Inn
Mule & Other Stock Sheep
Stock ewes from Colwell Hill dispersal sold to £152 for gimmers and three crop ewes sold to £133.
Mule Gimmers-£152 & £125
Mule 1 Crop-£130 & £122
Mule 2 Crop-£123
Mule 3 Crop-£133
Mule Ewe Lambs
Final Sale for Mule ewe lambs saw the better end of sheep selling very well and to a high of £135 from Messrs E Thoburn & Son, Pitland Hills.
Two pens from Messrs J Carr & Co, Camphill cashed for £134.
On the other end of the scale smaller lambs were harder to cash realising between £75-£85.
Mule-£135 Pitland Hills, £134 (x2) Camphill, £125 Pitland Hills, £122 (x2), £116 & £115 Camphill, £112 Pitland Hills, £110 Chirdon
Other Ewe Lambs
Leicester-£102 Hole Farm
Texel x-£100 Burnbank
Beltex x-£112 Low Espley