At their weekly sale of primestock John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1,107 new season lambs, 282 hoggs, young sheep ewes.
As with early week markets lamb trade took another lapse, quality in spec types again easiest to cash.
New Season Lambs - Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex:- £80 West Longridge, Todrig and Holy Island (2), £78.50 Pallinsburn, £76.50 East Fleetham and Holy Island (2). Suff.x:- £80 Holy Island, £75.50 Shipley Lane and Holy Island, £75 Chesterhill. Bel.x.:- £79, £77, £76 Chillingham Home Farm. Mule:- £67 Lilburn Estates.
New Season Lambs – Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 208.1p, 207.9p, 196p (2), 190p Chillingham Home Farm, 188.9p Ladykirk. Tex.x:- 184.6p Village Farm, Seahouses, 184.2p Black Heddon, 183.8p Great Ryle, 182.6p Pallinsburn, 181.6p Yetlington Lane, 180.8p Alnham.
Hoggs and young sheep sold to £77 Lilburn Estates. Ewe numbers similar but more leaner sorts on offer.
Leading Prices:- Tex:- £125 Wrangham East. Tex.x:- £88 Wrangham East, £80 West Longridge, £79 Branxton Moor and Todrig. Suff.x:- £91 Branxton Moor, £88 Holy Island, £83 West Longridge, £80 Dunslaw. HB:- £86.50 Dunslaw. Mule:- £77 Mayfield, £76 Brockley Hall and Hedgeley Farms, £75.50 Holy Island, £75 Branxton Moor. Swa:- £62 Hedgeley Farms.
Rams:- Tex.x: £99. Suff.x:- £98 Ladykirk.