At their weekly sale of primestock, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 910 lambs, 40 hoggs and young sheep and 136 ewes.
Lamb numbers coming forward rapidly, all classes seeing a substantial rise on the week leaving early markets well behind.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £93 Shipley Lane, £92 Ladykirk and Lorbottle, £90 Village Farm, Seahouses, Holy Island (2), £87 Holy Island, £86.50 Shotton, Holy Island (2), £86 Lilburn Estates and Shipley Smallburn. Bel.x:- £91 Lilburn Estates. Suff.x:- £88 Shipley Lane and Lorbottle, £87.50 Chesterhill, £86.50 Todrig, £85.50 Shipley Lane, £85 Lorbottle.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel:- 208.1p (3) Chillingham Home Farm, 202.2p Lilburn Estates. Tex.x:- 208.1p Fowberry Moor, 207.5p Marshall Meadows, 206.6p Shipley Smallburn, 205.4p Fowberry Moor, 205p Black Heddon, 202.5p Lilburn Estates, 202.4p, 202.3p Holy Island, 201.3p, 201.2p Marshall Meadows, 201.3p Ladykirk, 200p West Longridge, Milfield Demesne, Ladykirk, Ross Farm and Holy Island. Suff.x:- 198.8p Shipley Lane, 196.3p Brockley Hall, 195.2p Lorbottle, 194.4p Chesterhill.
Hoggs and young sheep sold to £78.50 Ladykirk and 160.4p Auchencrow Mains.
Ewes a small show, a kink in the armour showing all classes easier.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Suff.x:- £105 Haugh Head, £102.50 Milfield Demesne, £100 Brandon White House. Tex.:- £102 Shipley Lane, £100.50 Auchencrow Mains, £100 Islay Hill. Mule:- £85 Auchencrow Mains. Chev:- £75 Windyhaugh. BF:-£68 Haugh Head.
Rams:- Tex.:- £138 Lorbottle.