At their weekly sale of primestock, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 288 new season lambs, 38 hoggs and young sheep and 33 ewes.
Sheep numbers curtailed by inclement weather conditions and Scotsheep but selling vendors receiving cracking returns.
New Season Lambs - Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £111.50, £110 Lilburn Estates, £110 (3) Springhill, Seahouses, £108.50 Ladykirk, £108 (2) Lilburn Estates. Bel:- £108, £106, £105, £104 Chillingham Home Farm. Sfx:- £102 Treaty Park, £101 (2) Howtel.
New Season Lambs – Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel:- 271.8p, 269.2p, 266.7p, 257.1p Chillingham Home Farm. Tex.x:- 268.3p (3) Springhill, Seahouses, 263.4p, 262.5p Lilburn Estates, 259p Newstead, 258.3p Ladykirk, 257.5p Springhill, Seahouses, Sfx:- 252.5p Howtel, 248.8p Treaty Park.
Hoggs – Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £119.50p, £117.50p Norham, £102.50p South Ditchburn, £99.50p Treaty Park, £94.50p Islay Hill, Shotton. Sfx:- £104.50p Newstead, £96 Kettleburn. Mule:- £100.50p Shotton. Swa:- £71.50p Treaty Park.
Ewes short of numbers but a flier.
Leading Prices:- BL:- £118, £109 Eildon Cottage. Tex:- £109 South Ditchburn, £99 Norham, £93 Milfield Demesne. Sfx:- £104 Kettleburn. Mule:- £88.50p Kettleburn, £86 Howtel, £85 Milfield Demesne, £84 Ladykirk.
Rams:- BL:- £119 Eildon Cottage.