At their weekly sale of primestock, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 865 new season lambs, 47 hoggs and young sheep and 195 ewes.
More lambs about nationwide, trade slightly easier. New season lambs - leading prices per head - Tex.x: £115 Chesterhill, £110 Ewart, Holy Island, £108 Chillingham Home Farm, £107, £106 Lilburn Estates, £106 Branton Eastside, £105 Lilburn Estates, £104.50 Cresswell Farms, Holy Island & Holy Island (M Patterson). Sfx: £105 Holy Island, Holy Island (M Patterson), £100 Lorbottle, Chesterhill, Doune Brae. Zwa: £100 Stickle Heaton.
New Season Lambs – leading prices per kilo - Tex.x: 255.6p Chillingham Home Farm, 255.1p Cresswell Farms, 252.6p Ewart, 246.3p Lilburn Estates, 244.9p Brandon, Lilburn Estates, 244.6p Chillingham Home Farm, 243.6p Marshall Meadows (2), Lilburn Estates. Sfx: 243.8p Cresswell Farms, 242.3p Pallinsburn, 241p Dunslaw, 238.6p Holy Island, Holy Island (M Patterson), 238.1p Doune Brae. Bel: 236.1p Ladykirk.
Hoggs – leading prices per head - Tex: £98 Black Heddon, £86 West Longridge, £74 Lorbottle. BF: £90, £80, £71 Faughill.
More ewes on offer, selling at similar rates. Leading prices - Tex: £105 Black Heddon, £100, £93 Pallinsburn, £90 Fowberry Moor, £88 Pallinsburn, £84 Pallinsburn & Fowberry Moor. Suf: £103 Little Swinton. Bel: £101 Chillingham Home Farm. Sfx: £101 Chillingham Home Farm, £91.50p Fawdon Farms, £87 Titlington Mount, £86.50p Branton Eastside. Mule: £87 Pallinsburn, £80 Branton Eastside, £78 Fawdon Farms, £77 Titlington Mount, £74.50p Marshall Meadows. BFL: £90 Fawdon Farms. CHV: £77 Fawdon Farms, £73.50p Chillingham Home Farm. BF: £70 Fawdon Farms, £69 Branton Eastside, Titlington Mount, £65 Reavley Greens.
Rams - Zwa: £139 Stickle Heaton. Tex: £104 Lorbottle Farm.