The rescheduled Kelso Ram Sales Wooler Mart ring will be held as part of the mart’s Wooler Fair on Tuesday.

As one of the mart’s key sales of the year, 1,700 breeding sheep, including 800 breeding ewes and Gimmers, 350 ewe lambs, 180 Tups and 700 store lambs will pass through the sales ring.

As part of the Fair this year along with the sale of Beltex, Texel, Suffolk and Stock Rams, Harrison & Hetherington is delighted that it has been invited to conduct the dispersal sales of two noted Northumberland commercial flocks.

The sale of David Woodman’s Shaw House Flock, from Stocksfield, will include 270 Cheviot Mule Ewes and 100 Cheviot Mule Crosses, Texels Crosses, and gimmers. Chillingham Home Farm’s dispersal on behalf of H. N. Howard & Sons will include 250 Texel, Beltex and Suffolk Cross Ewes, along with some stock tups.

The sale will commence at 11am with the two dispersals, followed respectively, with the gimmers, ewe lambs, store lambs rams.

The ram sale has attracted an exceptionally high quality of entries from farms across the Glendale area and across its wider catchment of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, which includes 90 Texel, 45 Beltex, and 30 Suffolks, would have been destined for Kelso.

Scott Donaldson, joint managing director of Harrison & Hetherington, said “We are absolutely delighted with the level of support and interest which this year’s Fair has received.

"We have two excellent commercial flocks on offer, hundreds of breeding sheep, and a line-up of top drawer, quality tups.

“In the tup ring, not only have we consignments from our regular vendors we have also several entries from new sellers all which I know will be sought after from the line-up of buyers who have already registered."