At their fortnightly store sale, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 209 store cattle.
In conjunction with the sale was the show for The William Harvey Lindisfarne Goblet kindly sponsored by Alnorthumbria Vets and expertly judged by Richard Mitchell, of Highlaws, Morpeth.
The Championship was awarded to DA Thompson, of Trewhitt Steads, for a Lim.x Steer weighing 370kg and selling at £1090 to Alan Lamont, Dunslaw. Reserve Champion was also awarded to Trewhitt Steads for a Lim.x Heifer weighing 375kg and selling at £900 also to Alan Lamont, Dunslaw.
A smart show of cattle presented to a full ringside of buyers resulting in all classes being very dear, more cattle could be sold to vendors’ advantage at this centre.
Leading Prices per head - Steers- A.A.x:- £1280, £1180, £1110, £1100, £1090 Abberwick Farm, £1170 Humbleheugh, £1040 Gatherick. Char.x:- £1220, £1160, £1100 (2), £1090, £1080 Brandon, £1000 Fawdon Farms. Lim.x:- £1100, £1000 South Ord, £1090, £1020 Trewhitt Steads, £1080 Brandon, £1000 Fawdon Farms.
Leading prices per head - Heifers- A.A.x:- £1240 Brockley Hall, £1010 Humbleheugh. Char.x:- £1080, £1070, £1000 Brandon. Lim.x:- £1000 Trewhitt Steads.
Leading prices per kilo - Steers- Char.x:- 313.8p, 287.5p, 266.9p, 263.2p, 248p, 245.5p Fawdon Farms, 241.6p, 236.6p Brandon. Lim.x:- 298.3p, 291.3p, 266.7p, 253.2p, 251.3p South Ord, 294.6p, 290p, 276.1p, 273.2p, 256.8p, 245p Trewhitt Steads. A.A.x:- 276.6p, 266.1p, 265.7p South Ord, 245p Shotton.
Leading prices per kilo - Heifers- Lim.x:- 273.5p, 257p, 254.8p, 246.9p, 240p (2) Trewhitt Steads, 258.7p, 255.2p South Ord, 251.4p Fawdon Farms. Char.x:- 267.3p, 250p Fawdon Farms. A.A.x:- 246.3p South Ord.