At their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,021 lambs and 270 ewes.
Lamb numbers tighter but returning vendors seeing trade well above most early week markets. Inspec lambs make the live the place to be.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £96 South Ditchburn, £86.50 Springhill, Seahouses and South Charlton, £86 Henlaw, £85 (2) Mindrum Farming Co and Craighouse, £84.50 South Ord, £84 Treaty Park and Ladykirk, £82.50 South Ord, Springhill, Seahouses, Shawbraes and The Hagg. Suff.x:- £91 Castlelaw, £81 Springhill, Seahouses. Bel.x:-£85 Yetlington Lane, £84 Henlaw. Chev:- £78 Henlaw. Mule:- £76 Hedgeley Farms. Swa:- £70 Hedgeley Farms.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 207.3p Mindrum Farming Co, 204.3p South Ditchburn, 200p (2) Henlaw, 200p (2) Primside, Yetholm, 200p (3) The Hagg, 200p Ladykirk and Yetlington Lane, 197.5p Lorbottle, 196.4p Springhill, Seahouses, 195p Henlaw and Ladykirk. Bel.x:- 204.9p Henlaw, 202.4p Yetlington Lane.
Ewe numbers maintained along with super trade.
Leading Prices:- Tex.x:- £122 Black Heddon, £95 The Hagg. Suff.x:- £110 Marigold, £91.50 Brandon White House, £91 Primside, Yetholm, £89 Newstead. HB:- £110 Brandon. Mule:- £90.50 Marigold and Castlelaw. Chev:- £80 Hartside. EC:- £70.50 Edlingham Demesne. BF:- £68 Hethpool.
Rams:- Tex.x:- £123 Hedgeley Farms, £103 Shawbraes. Chev:- £88 Hartside. Swa:- £72 Hedgeley Farms.