At their weekly Primestock Sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1,164 lambs, nine hoggs and young sheep and 172 ewes.
Large numbers curtailed by the elements, weather beating vendors who braved them were rewarded with unprecedented returns again a full ring of buyers were in operation. Average 204.3p.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Suff.x:- £96.50 Fenham Hill, £94 Brockley Hall, £90 Kinross, £89.50 Fenham Hill and Chesterhill, £88 South Falaknowe.
Tex.x:- £95.50 Fenham Hill, £93.50 Edlingham Newtown, £93 Wandon, £91.50 Branton Eastside, £89.50 Fenham Hill and Ladykirk, £89 Edlingham Newtown, £88.50 Fenham Hill, £88 Shotton and Kettleburn, £87.50 Great Ryle, £87 Branton Eastside and Newstead.
Char:- £91.50 East Fleetham, £88.50 Wandon. Chev:- £85.50 Humbleheugh. Bel:- £85, £84, £82.50, £80 Chillingham Home Farm. Mule:- £76 Alnham.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 221.1p, 217.1p, 212.5p, 210.5p Chillingham Home Farm.
Tex.x:- 221.1p Marshall Meadows, 215.4p Black Heddon, 214.5p Milfield Demesne, 214.1p Marshall Meadows, 213.8p Greenhead, Reston, 212.5p Wandon, 211.3p Craiglea, Greenlaw and Fowberry Moor, 210.5p Ladykirk, 210p Springhill, Seahouses, 208.8p Village Farm, Seahouses and High Learchild, 208.5p Shipley Lane.
Char:- 208.5p Greenhead, Reston. Suff.x:- 206.1p South Falaknowe, 205p Great Ryle and Howtel, 204.8p Brandon. Mule:- 200p Alnham.
Hoggs and Young Sheep to £67.50 Shipley Lane.
Ewes numbers also tighter due to conditions but trade steady at late rates.
Leading Prices:- Suff.x:- £98.50 Thornington, £97 Middle Ord, £96 Thornington, £95 Lilburn Estates, £93 Milfield Demesne and Thornington, £91 Chillingham Home Farm, £91.50 East Fleetham, £91 Shipley Lane.
Char:- £98.50 East Fleetham. Tex.x:- £98 Lorbottle, £95, £91 Chillingham Home Farm.
Mule:- £76 Milfield Demesne, £76, £75 Southfield, Seahouses, £74 Lilburn Estates. BF:- £72 Lilburn Estates.
Rams:- BFL:- £125 Clennell. Tex:- £115 High Learchild. BF:- £90 Clennell.