At their weekly sale of primestock, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1,306 lambs and 297 ewes and rams.
Lamb trade easier on the week in keeping with the national trend.
Lambs - leading prices per head - Tex.x: £75.50 (2) South Bellshill, £74, £73 Cresswell Farms, £73 (2) South Bellshill and Yetlington Lane, £72.50 Springhill, Berwick, Wandon and Lilburn Estates, £72 Springhill, Berwick, Cresswell Farms, Wandon, West Rennington and Cockhall. Suff.x: £72 Springhill, Berwick and South Bellshill, £71.50 Auchencrow Mains and Shipley Lane, £71 Alnham, Lilburn Estates and Treaty Park. Bel: £73 (2) Yetlington Lane, £72.50 (2) Ladykirk, £72 Henlaw and Yetlington Lane.
Lambs – leading prices per kilo - Bel.x: 187.2p Henlaw, 185.9p Ladykirk, 184.6p, 178.1p Henlaw, 177.6p Ladykirk, 176.3p Henlaw. Tex.x: 178.2p Black Heddon, 177.8p West Rennington, 171.3p Todrig, 171.1p West Rennington, 170.5p Black Heddon. Suff.x: 164.1p Hillcrest Livestock, 162.8p Lilburn Estates, 162.5p Shipley Lane, 162.2p Brockley Hall. Ven: 163.4p Craigshouse, 161.3p North Lyham.
Ewes still a decent trade for this time of year. Leading prices - Tex.x: £101, £93 (2) Black Heddon, £91 Hillcrest Livestock, £89 Black Heddon,£87 Lilburn Estates, £81 Village Farm. Suff.x: £87 West Longridge, £85 Alnham, £79 Lilburn Estates and West Longridge. BFL: £87 Fawdon Farms. Mule: £69 Black Heddon, £67 Alnham and Lilburn Estates, £65 Brockley Hall, £63 Craigshouse. BF: £59 Fawdon Farms, £49 Barmoor Red House.