At their weekly sale of primestock John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1,181 new season lambs, 64 hoggs and young sheep and 187 ewes and rams.
Lambs forward in larger numbers as countrywide. Homes very difficult to find, resulting in the inevitable with all classes easier.
New Season Lambs - Leading Prices Per Head:- Suf:- £108, £100 (2) Roseden. Tex.x:- £95 Holy Island, Holy Island (M Patterson), £90 Lilburn Estates, £89.50p Ewart, £88 Chesterhill, £85 Lilburn Estates, Village Farm, Springhill, Seahouses. Sfx:- £92 Chesterhill, Holy Island, £90 Chesterhill, Fawdon Farms, £88 Goswick (2), £86 Marigold, £85.50p Chesterhill, £85 Kettleburn. Bel:- £87, £85 (2) Ladykirk, £82 (2) Chillingham Home Farm. Ham:- £90 East Fleetham.
New Season Lambs – Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 220.9p Holy Island, Holy Island (M Patterson), 218.9p Kettleburn, 216.2p Shipley Smallburn, 213.2p Fawdon Farms, 211.4p Dunslaw, 210.8p (2) Lilburn Estates, 210.3p Wrangham East, 210p Branton Eastside, Springhill, Seahouses (2).
Bel:- 220p, 216.2p Chillingham Home Farm, 214.3p, 211.1p Ladykirk, 210.3p (2) Chillingham Home Farm. Sfx:- 209.1p Holy Island, 208.5p Chesterhill, 205.6p Dunslaw, 205.3p Brandon, 205.1p Fawdon Farms, Shawdon Woodhouse. Suf:- 212.8p Roseden.
Hoggs – Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £101.50p, £98.50p, £96.50p East Fleetham. Sfx:- £96.50p East Fleetham. Similar returns again this week.
Leading Prices:- Sfx:- £96 Chillingham Home Farm, £88 Milfield Demesne, £86 Lilburn Estates (2), £86 Chillingham Home Farm, £85 West Longridge. Tex:- £89 Crunklaw, £87 The Hagg, £80 Wrangham East, Chillingham Home Farm. Bel:- £85 Chillingham Home Farm. Cha:- £84 North Lyham. Oxf:- £85 East Fleetham. SD:- £63 East Fleetham. Mule:- £75 West Longridge, £70 The Hagg. Jac:- £65 Charlton Mires. Swa:- £65 Charlton Mires. Chv:- £64 Sourhope.
Rams:- Tex:- £118 West Longridge, £107 The Hagg. BF:- £91 Treaty Park, £85 West Longridge, £80 Hethpool.