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.