At their weekly sale of primestock, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 249 new season lambs, 67 hoggs and young sheep and 45 ewes.
An increase in spring lamb numbers resulted in an increase in buyers operating.
New season lambs - Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £112, £110 Lilburn Estates, £110 Ladykirk, £110, £108, £107 Holy Island, £108 Wrangham East. Sfx:- £110 Holy Island, £105, £102 Howtel. Bel:- £108, £102.50p Chillingham Home Farm.
New season lambs – Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 265p Ladykirk, 257.2p (2) Lilburn Estates, 257.1p Holy Island. Bel:- 263.4p, 262.8p Chillingham Home Farm. Sfx:- 250p Holy Island.
Hoggs – Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £119 Holy Island, £115, £109.50p Shotton, £114.50p Crunklaw. Mule:- £109 Charlton Mires. Sfx:- £108.50p, £104.50p Shotton.
Less ewes available, with an increase in returns.
Leading Prices – Tex:- £119 Barelees, £144 Edlingham Newtown, £103 Fowberry Moor. Suf:- £107 Edlingham Newtown. Sfx:- £100.50p Shotton, £97 Edlingham Newtown, £95 Charlton Mires. Zwa:- £100 Barelees. HB:- £98 Barelees. BF:- £84 Edlingham Newtown. Mule:- £82.50p Edlingham Newtown, £81 Shotton.
Rams:- Suf:- £129 Edlingham Newtown. BF:- £95 Edlingham Newtown.