At their weekly sale of Primestock John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1348 Lambs and 219 Ewes.
Large numbers forward and all classes well dearer.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £75 Yetlington Lane (C Spours), £72, £70 Wandon and Yetlington Lane, £70 Lorbottle, £69.50 West Rennington, £69 Shipley Smallburn, £68 Shotton, Wandon, South Falaknowe and Heddon Steads Farm, £67.50 Black Heddon, Greenhead, Reston and Bewick Folly. Suff.x:- £70, £68 Reavley, £67 Wandon, £66 Branton Eastside. Bel.x:- £66 Chillingham Home Farm, £66 (two) Ladykirk, £65 (two) Ladykirk. Char:- £65.50 Craigshouse. Chev:- £63 Humbleheugh. Mule:- £63 Ladykirk.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 178.6p Yetlington Lane (C Spours), 173p Yetlington Lane, 171.8p West Rennington, 170.7p Yetlington Lane and Lorbottle, 170p Shotton, 168.8p Black Heddon, 165.9p Wandon and South Falaknowe, 165.5p West Rennington, 165p Shipley Smallburn, 163.4p Bewick Folly and West Longridge, 162.5p Heddon Steads Farm, 161.5p The Villa, Bowsden, 161p Branton Eastside (two), Great Ryle (two). Bel.x:- 177.8p, 168.9p Chillingham Home Farm, 166.2p West Rennington, 165p, 162.5p Ladykirk, 161p Chillingham Home Farm. Char: - 159.8p Craigshouse. Chev: - 153.8p Humbleheugh. Suff.x:- 153.6p Craigshouse, 152.4p West Longridge, 151.2p Great Ryle.
Ewes numbers less, again a plain show rates maintained.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £98 Heddon Steads Farm, £90 Greenhead, Reston, £85 Heddon Steads Farm. Suff.x:- £90 Heddon Steads Farm, £85.50 West Longridge. Chev:- £84.50 (two) Humbleheugh. Mule:- £69 Branton Eastside, £64 West Longridge and Ladykirk, £63.50 Branton Eastside and Ladykirk. BF:- £61 Edlingham Newtown, £60.50 Hagdon Moor.