At their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1,000 lambs, 12 hoggs and young sheep and 215 ewes and rams.
In conjunction with the primestock sale was the Annual Summer Show kindly sponsored by Roxan Tags (George Robinson) and expertly judged by Jamie Curle, from Bowsden.
For the second year in succession, the Championship was awarded to Messrs HN Howard & Son, Chillingham Home Farm, for a pen of five Bel.x weighing 38kg and selling at £105 to the judge Messrs R Curle & Sons.
Reserve Champion went to RJD Watkin, Ladykirk, second prize out of the continental class for five Bel.x weighing 37kg and selling at £92, also to the judge.
Trade, What a difference a week makes.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex:- £111 Shipley Lane, £105 Black Heddon, West Longridge, £103 Treaty Park, £102.50p Holy Island, £101.50p Shipley Lane, £100.50p West Longridge, Shipley Lane, Holy Island & Holy Island (M Patterson), £100 Greta Ryle. Bel:- £105, £94, £92.50p Chillingham Home Farm, £92 Ladykirk, £90 Chillingham Home Farm. Sfx:- £102, £101 Cresswell Farms, £101.50p Treaty Park, £99 Great Ryle, £94.50p Brandon, Barelees, £91 Shipley Lane, £90 Great Ryle, Barelees. Cha:- £94 Greenhead R.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 276.3p Chillingham Home Farm, 248.7p Ladykirk, 243.4p, 242.9p, 241.7p, 235p Chillingham Home Farm. Tex:- 251.4p, 238.5p Bolton North Wing, 236.6p Village Farm, Seahouses, 233.7p Holy Island and Holy Island (M Patterson, 233.3p Black Heddon, 230.8p Village Farm, Seahouses, Marshall Meadows, 230.2p Ladykirk, 230p Marshall Meadows, 229.8p Creswell Farms. Sfx:- 242.9p Creswell Farms, 227.6p Brandon (2), 225.6p Treaty Park, 225p Brandon, 224.4p Creswell Farms & Brockley Hall, 223.8p Brockley Hall, 222p Shipley Lane, 221.1p Kettleburn. Ham:- 225p Kettleburn. Cha:- 229.3p Greenhead R.
Hoggs - Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex:- £101 Holy Island. BFL:- £97.50p Clennel. Sfx:- £94 Middle Ord, £85.50p Ladykirk, £74.50p Baldersbury Hill. BF:- £66 Lilburn Estates.
Ewes with more flesh on offer, increase in returns.
Leading Prices:- Tex.x:- £108, £95 Barelees, £89 Black Heddon, £88 Fowberry Moor, £79 Milfield Demesne (2), Fowberry Moor, £76 Milfield Demesne (3). Suf:- £105 Great Ryle, £100 Goswick. Sfx:- £103 Lilburn Estates, £102 Middle Ord (2), £98 Lilburn Estates. Mule:- £87 Middle Ord, £85 Great Ryle, £84 Goswick, £82 Middle Ord, £81 Goswick. HB:- £94 Barelees. BF:- £67 Lilburn Estates, £63 Great Ryle.
Rams:- Tex:- £134 Lilburn Estates. SUF:- £130, £111 Middle Ord. BF:- £91 Lilburn Estates.