Wooler Mart, February 19

At their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 716 hoggs and 247 ewes.

Hoggs generally a better show, more flesh about returning higher averages to vendors gain. Higher numbers could be easily handled.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Chv:- £92.50, £88.50 Humbleheugh, £84 Shotton, £83, £81 Humbleheugh. Tex:- £92 North Sharperton, £84.50 Meikle Harelaw, £84 Kettleburn, £82 Yetlington Lane, Kettleburn, Mindrum Farming Co (2), Meikle Harelaw, £81.50p Newstead. Sfx:- £88 Brockley Hall, £87 Mindrum Farming Co, £85 Kettleburn, Meikle Harelaw. Bel:- £81, £79 Ladykirk. Mule:- £80 West Longridge. BF:- £70 West Longridge.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Chv:- 205.3p Shotton, 202.7p, 200p South Ord. Tex:- 205p Yetlington Lane, 204p, 202.7p Cockhall, 200p Greystonnes. Mindrum Farming Co (2). Sfx:- 202.6p Cockhall, Greystonnes. Bel:- 200p Ladykirk. Mule:- 193.8p West Longridge.

Ewe numbers similar, with an increase in hill bred ewes entering the market. All classes achieving returns in line with the previous week.

Ewes:- BFL:- £90 Clennel. Tex:- £86 Southfield, £77 Barmoor Red House. Sfx:- £84 Southfield, £79 West Longridge, £78 Brandon. HB:- £80 Brandon. Chv:- £79, £65 Humbleheugh, £60 Biddlestone Home Farm. Mule:- £73, £71 Southfield, £68.50p Greystonnes, Barmoor Red House. BF:- £63 Clennel, £60 Alwinton.

Rams:- Tex:- £95 Kettleburn, £87 North Sharperton. Chv:- £77 Biddlestone Home Farm. SWA:- £75 Low Bleakhope.