At their weekly sale of Primestock John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1308 Lambs, 48 Hoggs and Young Sheep and 340 Ewes.
More lambs on offer, more buyers present, quality inspec types dearer, more numbers could easily be handled.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.:- £78 Henlaw (P Walton), £77 Low Middleton, £75 Wandon and Springhill, Seahouses, £74, £71 Wandon, £70.50 West Longridge, £70 Holy Island (three), Low Middleton, Lorbottle and Auchencrow Mains.
Suff.x:- £74 Low Middleton, £71 Wandon and Auchencrow Mains, £70 Holy Island (two), £70 Shawdon Woodhouse, £69 Brockley Hall, £68.50 Newstead, £68 Castlelaw and Branton Eastside (two). Bel.x:- £70, £68, £66.50 Ladykirk, £66 Chillingham Home Farm and Ladykirk (two). Char:- £70 Auchencrow Mains, £68.50 Shoreswoodhall.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Char.x:- 179.5p Auchencrow Mains, 174.3p Shoreswood Hall. Tex.x:- 176.2p Wandon, 174.4p Henlaw, 170.5p Black Heddon, 170p Springhill, Seahouses, 169.4p Village Farm, 167.5p Great Ryle and Newstead, 167.1p Lorbottle, 165.8p Kettleburn, 164p West Longridge, 163.8p Mindrum, 163.4p Auchencrow Mains and Shotton. Bel.x:- 175p, 174.4p Ladykirk, 173.7p, 173p Chillingham Home Farm, 170.5p Ladykirk. Suff.x:- 171.3p, 167.5p Newstead, 160.3p Howtel, 159.1p Holy Island, 157.9p Kettleburn, 157.1p Auchencrow Mains.
Hoggs and Young Sheep.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Suff.x:- £80 Mid Edrom, £71 Birchwood Hall. Tex.x:- £67 Birchwood Hall. BF:- £65 Birchwood Hall.
Lean ewes dearer on the week.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £125, £117 Wrangham Redsteads, £85 Brockley Hall and Lorbottle, £83 Village Farm (two), £81 Tughall, £79 Marshall Meadows (two), £77 Wrangham Redsteads and Lorbottle.
Suff.x:- £99 Goswick, £89 Wrangham Redsteads and Middle Ord (two), Mayfield (two), £85 Middle Ord and Lorbottle, £83 West Longridge, £81 Mayfield. Mule:- £71 Middle Ord, £69 Castlelaw, Lorbottle, Goswick (two) and West Longridge. Bf:- £63 Birchwood Hall.