At their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 616 hoggs and 269 ewes.
Hogg numbers tightening. Many inspec types on offer, resulting in greater returns for vendors.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Sfx:- £95 West Blanearne, £92, £92 Brandon, £88.50p East Fleetham, £88 Brandon, Craigs House, West Blanearne. Tex.x:- £90, £88.50p Craigs House, £88 Biddlestone Home Farm, £85.50p Wandon, £85 Hoppen Hall, West Blanearne. Chv:- £88.50p Humbleheugh, £85.50p West Blanearne, Shotton, £85 Biddlestone Home Farm. Suf:- £85 East Fleetham. Oxf:- £88 East Fleetham. Mule:- £88.50p, £82 Ladykirk, £81 Craigs House. Bel:- £85, £84.50p, £82, £81.50p Ladykirk.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel:- 215.8p, 211.3p, 209p Ladykirk. Tex:- 212.8p Yetlington Lane, 210.3p Hoppen Hall, 209p West Blanearne, 207.5p Yetlington lane, 205.4p Hoppen Hall, 204.7p Biddlestone Home Farm. Sfx:- 205.8p East Fleetham, 205p West Blanearne, 204.9p Biddlestone Home Farm. Chv:- 214.1p Biddlestone Home Farm, 213.8p, 212.8p Shotton, 210.3p Humbleheugh, 207.3p Biddlestone Home Farm. Mule:- 201.1p Ladykirk.
Ewe numbers less, with similar returns achieved.
Leading Prices:- Tex:- £115 Castle Hills, Berwick, £100, £83 East Horton, £98, £80 The Hagg, £83 Newstead. Sfx:- £80 Alnham, £78.50p South Lyham, £78 Newstead. Mule:- £78, £73 South Lyham, £74 Alnham. Ven:- £75 South Lyham. BF:- £68, £57 Sourhope, £58 Lilburn Estates, £55 Alnham. Chv:- £65, £55 Sourhope, £55 Alnham.
Rams: Suf:- £85 Brandon White House. Oxf:- £79 East Fleetham.