At their weekly Primestock sale, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 657 hoggs and 265 ewes and rams.
Hogg numbers tighter, more tailend types on offer but good fleshed types again easy to cash.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £110 South Ditchburn, £96.50 South Ditchburn, £90.50 Fawdon Farms, £90 Mindrum, Wrangham East, Lickar Moor and Ladykirk. Suff.x:- £104 Brandon, £97.50 Newstead. Bel.x:- £90 Ladykirk. Mule:- £84 Fawdon Farms, £81.50, £80 Hedgeley Farms. Chev:- £83.50 Biddlestone Home Farm, £82.50 Shotton.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 218p, 210p, 204.6p, 200p (2) Ladykirk. Tex.x:- 214.3p Lickar Moor, 212.5p Mindrum, 207.9p Shotton, 207.3p Fawdon, 204.7p Mindrum and Springhill, Seahouses, 204.4p South Ord, 203.9p Shotton, 203.6p, 202.4p Yetlington Lane, 202.3p Mindrum. Chev:- 206.3p Shotton. Suff.x:- 202.5p Biddlestone Home Farm
Ewe numbers also lighter and probably the dearest trade seen at this centre.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £154 Stickle Heaton, £150 Wrangham East, £137 Stickle Heaton, £135 Mid Edrom. Suff.x:- £148.50 Barelees and West Newbiggin, £147 Lickar Moor, £130 Barelees, £118.50 West Newbiggin. Chev:- £115 (2) Biddlestone Home Farm, £112 Hartside, £105 Biddlestone Home Farm, £101 West Newbiggin, £100 Fawdon. HB:- £142 Barelees. Mule:- £109 West Newbiggin, £108 Fawdon Farms, £105 Cold Martin, £104.50 West Longridge. Bf:- £92 Clennell, £90 Hartside and Fawdon Farms.
Rams:- Tex:- £130 South Ditchburn, £126 Biddlestone Home Farm, £119 Mid Edrom. Zwa:- £125 Wrangham East. Suff.x:- £120 West Newbiggin.