At their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 888 lambs and 168 ewes.
With the Christmas period approaching all classes were treat with a little caution, slightly easier but returns acceptable.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £85 Lorbottle, £82, £81.50 Lickar Moor, £81.50 Cockhall, £80 Lorbottle and Todrig, £79.50 Lickar Moor, £79 Mindrum Farming Co, £78 Cockhall and West Longridge, £77 Lilburn Estates (2), West Longridge and Lickar Moor. Suff.x:- £80 Brockley Hall and Lilburn Estates, £78 Lilburn Estates and Shipley Lane, £77.50 Treaty Park.
Chev:- £80 Humbleheugh and Hartside (Linhope Farming Co). Bel.x:- £75 (3) Ladykirk. Ven:- £74.50, £74 North Lyham. CM:- £72 South Charlton. BF:- £72 Ladykirk.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 198.8p Cockhall, 190p (3) Mindrum Farming Co, 190p Auchencrow Mains (C Mcalpine), 186.1p (4) Chatton Park, 185.5p Todrig, 185.4p Black Heddon, 184.9p Lickar Moor, 184.6p Black Heddon, 184.2p Village Farm. Suff.x:- 190.2p Shipley Lane, 185.4p Mindrum Farming Co, 182.5p Todrig. Chev:- 185.4p Hartside (Linhope Farming Co). Ven:- 181.7p North Lyham.
Ewe numbers similar, with a slight increase in returns.
Leading Prices:- Tex.x:- £96, £77, £70 Black Heddon. Suff.x:- £86 Great Ryle, £83 Lickar Moor. Chev:- £71 Hartside (Linhope Farming Co) GF:- £56 Black Heddon, £55 Brockley Hall and Lowick Moorhouse, £53 Shawdon Woodhouse, £51 Lilburn Estates. BF:- £47 Hartside (Linhope Farming Co), £42 Great Ryle, £41 Lowick Moorhouse.