At their weekly sale of Primestock John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,216 Lambs, 21 Hoggs and Young Sheep and 207 Ewes.
At the annual Summer Show, kindly judged by J Curle, the Championship was awarded to Messrs Howard, Chillingham Home Farm, for a pen Beltex.x weighing 36kg and selling at £80 to the judge.
The Reserve Champion was also awarded to Chillingham Home Farm, weighing 34kg and selling at £66, also to the judge.
Lambs, all classes easier, very few lambs leaving the market, showing just how difficult trade is.
Leading prices per head:- Bel.x:- £80 Chillingham Home Farm, £75 Ladykirk. Suff.x:- £80 Shipley Lane, £72 Holy Island. Tex.x:- £76 Ladykirk, £74 Low Middleton and Branton Eastside, £72 West Longridge, Chesterhill, Attonburn, Holy Island and the Villa, Bowsden.
Leading prices per kilo:- Bel:- 222.2p, 194.1p, 181.9p, 177.8p, 177.1p Chillingham Home Farm. Tex.x:- 200p Ladykirk, 180.6p Broadmeadows, 179.5p Black Heddon, 177.8p Fowberry Moor.
Hoggs and young sheep sold to £85 West Newbiggin and 140p Grantsbanks.
Ewes more numerous and dearer.
Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £99 North Wing and South Charlton, £98 Teviotdale, £97 The Fleurs, £95 Todrig and Shipley Lane. Suff.x:- £95 Teviotdale, £93.50 The Fleurs, £90 Grantsbanks and Shipley Lane. Chev:- £78.50 South Charlton. Mule:- £76 Castlelaw, £75 Todrig, The Fleurs, Shipley Lane and Broadmeadows. BF:- £64.50 Ladykirk. C.M:- £79 South Charlton.
Rams:- Suff:- £118 Todrig.