At their weekly sale of Primestock John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1792 Lambs and 197 Ewes.
Lambs forward in larger numbers but as the week has progressed an expected ease in trade took place, a new outlet buying held things together.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.:- £75 Wandon, £72 Bewick Folly and Greenhead, Reston, £71 Branton Eastside, £69.50 West Longridge, £69 Bewick Folly and Auchencrow Mains, £68.50 Wandon, Greystonnes, Great Ryle and South Charlton (M Hall), £68 Lilburn Estates. Suff.x:- £70 Chesterhill, £69 Branton Eastside, £68 Chesterhill, £67.50 Edlingham Newtown, £67 Brandon, £66.50 Low Middleton, £66 Chesterhill, £65 Kettleburn and Craigshouse. Char:- £67 Shoreswood Hall, £66.50 Islay Hill and Fenham Hill (T Hindmarsh). BFL:- £65 Alwinton Farm. Chev:- £64 Humbleheugh.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 173.7p Black Heddon, 172.5p Bewick Folly, 168.9p Ladykirk, 167.5p Bewick Folly and South Charlton, 167.1p Great Ryle, 166.3p Mindrum and Ladykirk, 165.4p Edlingham Newtown, 165p Ladykirk, West Longridge, Branton Eastside, Springhill, Seahouses, West Rennington Farm and Kimmerston. Suff.x:- 161.8p Newstead. Char:- 167.5p Shoreswoodhall.
Ewes, less forward but dearer.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Suf:- £95.50 Treaty Park. BFL:- £92.50 Alwinton Farm. Suff.x:- £89 Berryhill and The Hagg, £88.50 The Hagg, £86.50 The Fleurs, £86 The Hagg, £85 West Longridge. Tex.x:- £86.50 The Hagg, £82 The Fleurs, £81 Doune Brae. Mule:- £70 Berryhill and West Longridge, £69.50 The Hagg, £68.50 The Fleurs.