Wooler mart, December 11

At their weekly Prime Stock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 895 lambs and 265 ewes.

In conjunction with the weekly primestock sale the annual Christmas Show took place, kindly sponsored by Messrs A & J Scott, Timber Merchants, Wooperton and expertly judged by Mr J Curle, Norwood, Bowsden.

The Championship was awarded to Messrs S H Spours & Son, Henlaw for a pen of Beltex.x Lambs weighing 39kg and selling at £100 to the judge Mr J Curle. The Reserve Championship was awarded to Messrs E J & A M Fox, Ewart for a pen of Texel.x Lambs weighing 44kg and selling at £90.50 to Mr Ben Gray, Harrogate.

A kind thank-you is circulated to everyone involved.

All classes of lambs dearer on the week, a lot of out of spec sheep forward, vendors receiving trade above expectations more could have been sold to advantage.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Bel.x:- £100 Henlaw, £99, £88.50, £85 Ewart, £86.50 Henlaw, £81.50, £80.50, £80 Ladykirk. Tex.x:- £96, £95 Inland Pastures, £93 Crookham Dairy, £90.50 Ewart, £89 (2) Inland Pastures, £87.50, £86.50, £85.50 Holy Island, £84.50 Inland Pastures, £84 Crookham Dairy, Ewart and Henlaw, £83.50 Mindrum Farming Co. Suff.x:- £91 Chesterhill. Chev:- £83.50 Humbleheugh. Ven:- £80 North Lyham. Mule:- £80 Ewart.