Northumberland Livestock


September 23

At their weekly sale of Primestock John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1,022 Lambs and 275 Ewes.

Lamb numbers again tight due to sales and regulations, but selling vendors received returns above expectations.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Suff.x:- £79.50, £77 Branton Eastside. Tex.x:- £76 Greenhead, Reston and Ford Dairy, £73.50 Hoppen Hall, £72 Wandon, £71 Lilburn Estates, Cockhall and Mindrum. Bel.x:- £74, £73 (two), £72 Henlaw, £71 Lilburn Estates. C.M:- £64 Bewick Folly. Mule:- £64 Branton Eastside.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 187.2p, 185p, 175.6p, 175p (two), 173.8p Henlaw, 173.2p Lilburn Estates. Tex.x:- 175p, 173.2p Lilburn Estates, 173.2p Cockhall, 172p Lilburn Estates.

Ewe numbers less, fat harder to cash.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex:- £99, £92 Crunklaw, £87 Ford Dairy, £83.50 Crunklaw, £78.50 Greenhead, Reston, £75.50 Elwick. Suff.x:- £85 Ladykirk, £76.50 Fawdon Farms. Mule:- £60.50 Elwick, £60 Fawdon. BF:- £59 Fawdon Farms.

Rams:- Zwa:- £86 Ford Dairy.