At their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 166 hoggs and 157 ewes and rams.
A mixed show of hoggs, with all classes harder to cash.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex:- £97, £93 Kettleburn, £96 North Sharperton, £95 Kimmerston, £93 Ladykirk, Crunklaw, £92 Shotton. Sfx:- £96.50p, £89, £87 Castlelaw, £89.50p Shotton. Bel:- £92.50p, £90.50p, £87 Ladykirk.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel:- 226.3p, 220.2p, 202.3p Ladykirk. Tex:- 216.3p Crunklaw, 215.5p, 213.3p North Sharperton, 206.7p Ladykirk. Sfx:- 200p Mindrum.
Ewes, less flesh available, with high returns achieved again.
Leading Prices:- Tex.x:- £95.50p, £89 Cresswell Farms, £93 Clarence House, £86 Yetlington Lane, £85 Newstead. Sfx:- £92 Howtel, £83 Cresswell Farms, Baldersbury Hill, £80 West Longridge. Mule:- £90, £84 Kettleburn. Dor:- £74 Baldersbury Hill. BF:- £65 Angryhaugh. Chv:- £59 Baldersbury Hill.
Rams: Tex:- £107 West Longridge.