At their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 992 hoggs and 286 ewes.
Numbers holding and all classes significantly dearer on the week, more sheep required for good ring of buyers.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £110 Laundry Cottage, £99.50 Todrig, £98 Barelees, £97 Low Middleton, Craigshouse and Holy Island (2), £95 Mindrum, Kettleburn, Lorbottle and Newstead, £94.50 Todrig and Ladykirk, £93.50 Craigshouse, £93 West Rennington, £92.50 Greystonnes. Suff.x:- £105, £100 West Longridge, £99.50 Newstead, £99 East Fleetham, £90.50 Craigshouse, £90 West Longridge. Ham:- £96.50 Kettleburn. Char:- £92 Greenhead, Reston. BFL:- £88 Titlington Mount. Chev:- £86.50 Biddlestone Home Farm, £82.50 Great Ryle. Bel:- £85.50 (2), £84, £82 Ladykirk. Mule:- £83.50 Lilburn Estates, £78 Shotton.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 220p Yetlington Lane, 218.8p Low Middleton, 218p Lorbottle, 216.7p Shotton, 215.4p Lilburn Estates, 215.1p East Fleetham, 215p The Hagg and Todrig, 214.7p Shotton (2), 213.8p, 213.1p The Hagg. Chev:- 216.3p Biddlestone Home Farm. Char:- 214p Greenhead, Reston. Bel:- 213.8p, 208.5p Ladykirk. Suff.x:- 205.8p Newstead, 205p Titlington Mount, 204.8p, 203.9p Newstead, 203.6p Titlington Mount, 202p East Fleetham. Mule:- 189.7p Lilburn Estates, 189.5p Titlington Mount, 189.2p (2) Lilburn Estates.
Ewes again very dear, but a slight sign of caution creeping in.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Suff.x:- £137 Holy Island, £135 Chillingham Home Farm, £124 Great Ryle, £123 North Lyham, £121 Chillingham Home Farm, £120 Ross Farm, £119 Fawdon, £117 Burradon Mains, £115 Doune Brae. Tex.x:- £137, £129 Holy Island, £115 Chillingham Home Farm, £114 Doune Brae, £111 Lorbottle, £110 Burradon Mains, £105 Shipley Smallburns, £100 Lorbottle. Mule:- £107 Holy Island, £103 Fawdon, £102 Burradon Mains, £100 Kettleburn, £97.50 Great Ryle, £92.50 Lorbottle and Doune Brae. BFL:- £99 West Rennington. HB:- £98 North Lyham. Ven:- £86 North Lyham. Chev:- £86 North Lyham, £83 Chillingham Home Farm. BF:- £71 Lilburn Estates.