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.