Wooler Mart, April 29

Livestock prices at Wooler Mart.
Livestock prices at Wooler Mart.

At their weekly Primestock Sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 174 hoggs and 251 ewes and rams.

A small show of hoggs but better types showed a slight increase in average returns, gloomy for time of year.

Leading Prices per Head – Suff.x:- £95 Craigshouse, £91.50 Low Middleton. Tex.x:- £87 Low Middleton, £83.50 Shotton, £81 Holy Island. C.M:- £79 Shotton

Leading Prices per Kilo – Tex.x:- 175.6p Shotton, 174.4p Auchencrow Mains. Chev:- 175p Shotton. Bel:- 174.4p Ladykirk.

Ewes also in reverse gear, but a lot of leaner, lambing field types on offer

Leading Prices per Head – Suf:- £109 (2) Holy Island, £109 South Falaknowe, £105 Brockley Hall, £100 Alnham, £98 Marigold and Low Middleton, £97 Kettleburn. Tex.x:- £99 Cresswell Farms, £97 Brockley Hall, £94 Low Middleton. HB:- £95.50 Marigold. Mule:- £89 Kettleburn, £87 Brockley Hall, £85 Reston Hill. Chev:- £87 Humbleheugh, £80 Bewick Folly. C.M:- £85 Bewick Folly. Swale:- £68 Low Bleakhope.

Rams – Chev:- £97 Humbleheugh.