At their weekly sale of Primestock John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1,019 Lambs, 45 Hoggs and Young Sheep and 118 Ewes.
Rumours of a lamb trade collapse proved unfounded and, although a touch easier on the week, vendors delighted. Average 192p
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:-£88 Fowberry Moor, £87 (2) Greenhead, Reston, £85.50 Holy Island, £84.50 Eden Lodge and Greenhead, Reston, £84 Marshall Meadows, £82 Holy Island, West Longridge, Kettleburn and Ladykirk. Bel.x:- £87.50 Chillingham Home Farm, £82 Ladykirk. Suff.x:- £82.50 Chesterhill, £82 Kettleburn.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel:-230.3p, 205.4p, 202.6p Chillingham Home Farm. Tex.x:-205.7p Fowberry Moor, 202.5p Village Farm, 201.3p Lorbottle and Marshall Meadows, 200p Black Heddon, Fowberry Moor (2) and Village Farm, Seahouses. Suff.x:- 196.2p Lorbottle, 192.3p Kettleburn, 191.5p Howtel.
Hoggs and Young Sheep still sought after selling to £90 Whittingham Lane, £80.50 Mindrum and to 150p Mordington. Ewe numbers tight, but great trade.