At their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 595 hoggs and 153 ewes.
Hogg numbers greater and all classes dearer on the week.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Suff.x:- £110, £105 Brandon, £108, £103 Berryhill, £108, £101.50 Ford Westfield, £107.50 Castlelaw, £98.50 Fawdon. Tex.x:- £105, £103.50, £99 Ford Westfield, £98 Lickar Moor, £96.50 (2) Newstead, £96 Ford Westfield and South Ditchburn.
Ven.x:- £102.50 North Lyham. BL:- £102 North Lyham. Mule:- £85 Fawdon and Lilburn Estates. BF:- £83 West Longridge.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Ven:- 216.7p North Lyham. Tex.x:- 215.9p 214.3p Elwick, 215.4p West Longridge, Lorbottle and Shotton, 215p Yetlington Lane, 214.6p Fawdon, 214.3p Inland Pastures, 212.8p Yetlington Lane, 212.2p Lorbottle, 211p West Longridge, 210.5p Mindrum Farming Co. Chev:- 213.5p Shotton. Suff.x:- 213.4p Craigshouse, 210.5p Berryhill, 207.3p Mindrum Farming Co. BF:- 207.5p, 202.6p West Longridge. Bel:- 203.3p Yetlington Lane.
Mule:- 202.4p Lilburn Estates, 201.2p Craigshouse.
Ewe numbers tight trade remaining simply dear!
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £139 Edlingham Demesne, £131 Berryhill, £120 Berryhill, £119, £117.50 Lorbottle, £117 Newstead and Elwick, £114 Lamberton. Suff.x:- £137, £124 Edlingham Demesne, £115 Fawdon Farms. Hamp:- £120 Kettleburn. BFL:- £114 Edlingham Demesne. Mule:- £105 West Longridge, £104.50 Kettleburn, £103 Edlingham Demesne. Chev:- £83.50 Fawdon Farms. BF:- £77.50 Edlingham Demesne, £75 Lilburn Estates.