At their weekly sale of primestock John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1,010 new season lambs, seven hoggs and young sheep and 221 ewes and rams.
Lambs numbers similar but all classes easier as nationwide.
New Season Lambs - Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex:- £92 Islay Hill, £90.50p Wandon, £90 Great Ryle, Wandon, Auchencrow Mains, Reston Hill and Islay Hill, £88 Chesterhill, Lorbottle and Shotton, £87.50p Shipley Lane, £87 Ross Farm and Shotton. Sfx:- £92 Shipley Lane, £88 Shipley Lane, Reavley and Reston Hill, £86.50p Wandon. Bel.x:- £89 Reavley, £88.50p Ladykirk, £87.50p Chillingham Home Farm and Ladykirk. Char:- £86 Wandon.
New Season Lambs – Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 233.3p, 224.3p, 219.4p, 218.8p Chillingham Home Farm, 228.4p, 212.5p Ladykirk, 211.9p Reavley. Tex:- 215.5p Wandon, 215.4p Fowberry Moor, 214p Islay Hill, 212.5p Village Farm, Seahouses and Reavley, 212.2p (2) Fowberry Moor, 210p West Longridge. Char:- 209.8p Wandon. Sfx:- 206.1p Shipley Lane, 205.1p Titlington Mount and Kettleburn.
Hoggs and Young Sheep sold to £82 Reavley.
Ewes, everything on a par on the week.
Leading Prices:- Tex:- £120, 8 Lamberton Holdings, £93 Hepburn Farms, £90, £86 Lorbottle. Sfx:- £93 Lilburn Estates and Middle Ord (2), £91 Mayfield, £90 Reavley and Middle Ord. £89 Shipley Lane, £88, 8 Lamberton Holdings. Mule:- £81 Mayfield and Hepburn Farms, £79 Middle Ord.
Rams:- Tex:- £119 Pasture Hill.