Wooler Mart, August 6

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

At their weekly sale of primestock John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1,251 lambs and 442 ewes.

Lamb numbers tighter and all classes dearer on the week smart in-spec sheep very dear.

Lambs, leading prices per head - Tex.x: £85 Lorbottle, £82 Wandon, £81.50 South Bellshill, £80 Black Heddon, £79.50 Yetlington Lane, £79 South Bellshill, £78.50 South Charlton and Lorbottle, £78 Cresswell Farms, Bewick Folly and Wandon. Bel.x: £83.50 Chillingham Home Farm, £83 Henlaw, £82.50 Ladykirk. Suff.x: £82 Yetlington Lane. Chev: £77 Humbleheugh, CM: £73.50 Linbrig.

Lambs, leading prices per kilo - Bel.x: 225.7p, 201.4p, 196.2p Chillingham Home Farm, 204.1p, 196.4p Ladykirk, 184.4p, 183.8p Henlaw. Tex.x: 196.2p Ladykirk, 188.5p Shipley Smallburns, 187.5p Yetlington Lane, 186.3p Black Heddon. Suff.x: 194.7p Lilburn Estates, 182.2p Yetlington Lane. CM: 182.9p Linbrig.

A larger show of ewes on offer with 51.35 per cent of the sale horned ewes, averages look easier but all classes dear.

Leading prices - Tex.x: £100 Edlingham Demesne and Ford Dairy, £97 Black Heddon, £94 Lilburn Estates, £93 Cresswell Farms, £87 Cresswell Farms, £86 Edlingham Demesne, £84 Ford Dairy. BFL: £100, £93 Lilburn Estates. Suff.x: £90 Lilburn Estates, £87 West Longridge, £85 Edlingham Demesne, £84 Chillingham Home Farm. CM: £86 South Charlton. Mule: £79 Milfield Demesne. BF: £69 Alnham, £62 Clennel.