At their weekly prime stock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 629 hoggs and 368 ewes and rams.
Hoggs numbers tighter, but early week markets left well behind with trade above expectations, good to see heavy types in keen demand, more needed for buyers requirements.
Leading prices per head - Tex.x: £85 East Fleetham, £84 Auchencrow Mains (C McAlpine), £84 (3) East Fleetham, £83.50 Village Farm, Seahouses, £82.50 Edlingham Newtown and Auchencrow Mains, £81.50 Mindrum Farming Co and Village Farm, Seahouses, £81 East Fleetham and Ladykirk. Char.x: £82 Kettleburn. Oxf: £82 East Fleetham. Bel.x: £81.50 (2), £81, £80 (2) Ladykirk. Suff.x: £80.50 Doune Brae and Auchencrow Mains, £80 Craigshouse, Castlelaw and North Sharperton. Ven: £78 North Lyham. Jac: £76.50 North Sharperton.
Leading prices per kilo - Bel: 207.7p, 205.1p, 203.8p Ladykirk. Tex.x: 204.9p East Fleetham, 201.2p, 200p Auchencrow Mains, 200p Newstead, 198.8p, 197.5p Craigshouse, 198.7p Newstead, 196.3p West Longridge. Suff.x: 196.3p Auchencrow Mains and Craigshouse. Chev: 187.8p North Lyham. Jac: 186.6p North Sharperton.
Ewe numbers tighter, with a similar show on offer.
Leading Prices – Tex: £87 Hartside (A Hutcheon), £70.50 Fowberry Moor. Suff.x: £78.50 Marigold Farming Co, £78 Gainslaw Hill, £76.50 Hendersyde, £76 Castlelaw. HB: £77 Brandon. Mule: £62 West Longridge, £56 Castlelaw, £52 Great Ryle, £51 Hendersyde. Bf: £35 North Lyham.
Rams: Tex.x: £88 Gainslaw Hill, £81 Craigshouse and Great Ryle. Chev: £81 Great Ryle.