At their weekly sale of primestock, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 950 lambs and 514 ewes and rams.
Lamb numbers tight due to vendors thinking the job must improve, all classes similar on the week.
Lambs. Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £80 Springhill, Seahouses, £77 Wandon and Brandon, £75.50 West Rennington, £75 Holy Island and Kimmerston, £73 (2) Holy Island, £72.50 Fowberry Moor, £72 Holy Island. Bel:- £78 Lilburn Estates.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 176.3p Fowberry Moor, 170p Low Middleton, 167.5p Yetlington Lane, 166.7p Shipley Smallburn, 165.5p Bewick Folly. Bel:- 167.9p Chillingham Home Farm and Ladykirk.
As everywhere more ewes on offer resulting in the gloss just leaving trade.
Leading Prices:- Tex.x:- £98 Kettleburn, £97 Wandon. Suff.x:- £91 Wandon, £90 Holy Island (M Patterson), £85 Wandon and Branton Eastside. Chev:- £83 Reavley. HB:- £79 Brandon. Mule:- £70 Wandon.
Rams. Tex:- £101 Kimmerston. BF:- £79 Lilburn Estates.