Wooler Mart, May 20 and 21

Livestock prices at Wooler Mart.
Livestock prices at Wooler Mart.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

At their fortnightly store sale, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 22 cattle.

A small show of cattle for their last of the season sale, with a through-put of numbers substantially up on the year by 296 head, vendors are finally seeing that trade is dearer than local centres and with the advantage of payment on the day as an extra bonus.

Leading prices per head, steers: AA.x – £1070 Whitemire. BRB – £960 Whitemire. Lim.x – £800 Shotton. Heifers: BRB – £980, £900 Whitemire.

Leading prices per kilo, steers: Lim.x – 244.7p, 233.5p Shotton. Heifers: Lim.x – 231.1p Shotton. Sim.x – 229p Shotton

Wednesday, 21st May 2014

At their weekly sale of primestock, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 43 new-season lambs, 157 hoggs and young sheep and 77 ewes.

First spring lambs of the season on offer, a week earlier than last year met with unprecedented demand, numbers now needed to fulfill demand.

New-season lambs, leading prices per head: Tex.x – £115 Marshall Meadows, £115 (2) Barelees, £113.50 Lilburn Estates, £112.50 Barelees, £112 Dunslaw and Marshall Meadows.

New-season lambs, leading prices per kilo: Tex.x – 266.3p Dunslaw, 263.4p Lilburn Estates, 261.4p, 260.5p Marshall Meadows, 258p Lilburn Estates, 257.5p Dunslaw.

Hoggs, leading prices per head: Tex.x – £104.50 South Ditchburn, £103.50 Shotton, £102.50 New Haggerston, £98.50 Shotton, £96.50 Newstead, £93.50 South Ditchburn. Suff.x – £99.50, £94.50, £90, £83.50 Shotton. Bel – £84.50 Ladykirk. Mule: £95.50, £86 Shotton.

Hoggs, leading prices per kilo: Bel – 212.2p, 206.1p Ladykirk. Tex – 208.3p, 207.8p South Ditchburn, 200p Shotton.

Ewes, in shorter supply, all classes showing a decent rise on the week.

Leading prices: Suff.x – £118 Dunslaw, £114 (2) Kypie. BFL – £102 Clennell. Tex.x – £99 Yetlington Lane, £94.50 Marshall Meadows, £92.50 Newstead, £91 Yetlington Lane. Suff.x – £89 Milfield Demesne, Yetlington Lane and Newstead. Mule – £88 Newstead, £79.50 Barmoor Red House, £78.50 Kimmerston, £77.50, £73 Barmoor Red House. Chev – £78.50 Shotton. BF – £69 Clennell, £63 Lilburn Estates, £61 Barmoor Red House. Rams: Zwa – £120 Marshall Meadows.