At their weekly sale of primestock, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 237 hoggs and 97 ewes.
Hogg numbers similar with a good show of flesh on offer, dearer on the week.
Leading prices per head - Suff.x: £93 Hoppen Hall; £88 Yetlington Lane; £83 Elwick; £82 Ladykirk. Tex.x: £90.50 Conundrum; £86.50, £85 Hoppen Hall; £83.50 Conundrum and Hoppen Hall; £83 Elwick. CM: £88.50 West Newbiggin. Chev: £82 Birchwood Hall. BF: £81.50 Birchwood Hall and Hethpool. Bel.x: £82 Ladykirk.
Leading prices per kilo - Tex.x: 191.3p Yetlington Lane; 189.2p Lowick Moorhouse; 188.8p Ladykirk; 185.6p Conundrum and Hoppen Hall; 184.5p Yetlington Lane; 183.3p Mid Edrom. Bel.x: 191p, 186.4p Ladykirk. Chev: 190.7p Birchwood Hall. BF: 189p Birchwood Hall. Suff.x: 184.9p Mid Edrom.
Ewe numbers tight but again dear.
Leading prices - Mule: £130, £97 West Newbiggin; £95 Alwinton Farm. BFL: £126 Alwinton Farm. HB: £125 Alwinton Farm. Char: £121 East Fleetham. Tex.x: £121 East Fleetham; £114 Black Heddon; £108 Brockley Hall. Suff.x: £117.50 East Fleetham, £112.50 Ladykirk; £105 Mid Edrom. Bel.x: £113 East Fleetham.