Wooler Mart, February 12

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At their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 643 hoggs and 260 ewes.

Hogg numbers similar, all classes tentatively bid for showing a slight ease on the week, tail end lots arriving.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Suff.x:- £92 Mindrum Farming Co, £88 Lamberton. Tex.x:- £90 Lorbottle, £87 Doune Brae, £85 Ladykirk and Yetlington Lane, £84 Hoppen Hall, £82.50 Yetlington Lane. Chev:- £84 South Charlton. Bel:- £82 Lorbottle. CM:- £82 South Charlton.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel:- 210.3p Lorbottle, 205.1p, 200p Ladykirk. Tex.x:- 205.6p Yetlington Lane, 205.1p Mindrum Farming Co, 202.6p Lamberton, 201.3p Shotton. Suff.x:- 197.5p Mindrum Farming Co. Chev:- 197.3p Shotton.

Ewe numbers similar, with an increase in returns, hill bred ewes showing the most improvement on week.

Leading Prices:- Tex.x:- £92.50, £80 Clarence House, £84 Barmoor Red House. Suff.x:- £83 Clarence House, £80 Branton Eastside. BFL:- £83 Branton Eastside, £80 Titlington Mount. HB:- £77, £75 Brandon. CHM:- £77 (2) South Charlton. Chev:- £75, £67.50, £64.50 South Charlton. Mule:- £69.50 Shawdon Woodhouse, £69 Barmoor Red House, £67 Shotton and Branton Eastside, £65 Ladykirk. BF:- £63.50 Linhope Farming (Hartside), £63 Branton Eastside.

Rams: Tex.x:- £93 Titlington Mount, £85 Clarence House. Suf:- £82 Titlington Mount.