At their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 629 hoggs and 253 ewes and rams.
Hogg numbers becoming tighter, but all classes keenly bid for, more could easily be handled.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £100 Hartside, £91.50 Berryhill, £90 East Fleetham, £87 Newstead, £85.50 Gatherick, £85 Kettleburn, East Fleetham and Black Heddon. Suff.x:- £87 Newstead and Treaty Park, £84.50 Shoreswood Hall, £83.50 Ladykirk. Zwa:- £85 Black Heddon. Chev:- £80 Hartside. Bel:- £80 Ladykirk. Oxf:- £80 East Fleetham. Mule:- £73.50 Shotton.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 221.1p West Longridge, 210.8p Black Heddon, 200p Springhill, Seahouses, 198.7p Shotton, 197.6p Springhill, Seahouses, 197.4p Yetlington Lane, 195.1p Treaty Park, 195p Lorbottle, 194.9p Shotton, 194.7p Cold Martin, 194.6p Shotton, 193p, 192.9p Eglingham Moor, 192.9p West Longridge, 192.7p Shotton and Newstead. Bel.x:- 210.5p, 193.9p, 192.5p Ladykirk. Chev:- 194.1p Shotton, 193.9p Biddlestone Home Farm, 185.7p Hartside, 183.3p Biddlestone Home Farm. Suff.x:- 190.5p Biddlestone Home Farm, 189.5p Berryhill, 188.1p Treaty Park, 187.8p Springhill, 187.5p Treaty Park, 187.2p Lorbottle. Mule:- 183.8p Shotton.
Ewe numbers similar along with trade, extra buyer present.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £131 South Ditchburn, £120 Bolton North Wing, £119 South Charlton, £117 Charlton Mires, £109 Newton Farm, £108 Berryhill, £103 Reavley, £100 South Falaknowe. Suff.x:- £124 North Sharperton and Branton Eastside, £123 Branton Eastside, £121 Charlton Mires, £120 Kettleburn, £119 Newton Farm and Berryhill, £117 Kettleburn and Charlton Mires, £114.50 Berryhill, £114 East Fleetham, £107 Newton Farm. Suf:- £122 Berryhill. Bfl:- £117 Alwinton Farm, £115 Branton Eastside. Chm:- £115, £104, £100 South Charlton. Cha:- £103 Gatherick. Mule:- £98 Alwinton Farm, £96.50 Berryhill, £96, £95 Kettleburn, £95 Branton Eastside, £94 North Sharperton and Charlton Mires, £93.50 Newton Farm. BF:- £72 Treaty Park.
Rams:- Tex:- £127 North Sharperton, £101 Newton Farm.