At their weekly sale of primestock, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 220 spring lambs, 125 hoggs and young sheep and 295 ewes.
The first spring lambs of the season met hesitant demand for the time of year.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Zwa:- £88.50 Barelees. Bel:- £84.50 (2) Chillingham Home Farm. Tex.x:- £82.50 Ladykirk, £81 Wagtail and Lilburn Estates, £80.50 Holy Island and Barelees, £80 Lilburn Estates and Ladykirk (4).Suff.x:- £82 Newstead, £80 Holy Island.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel:- 228.4p, 206.1p Chillingham Home Farm. Tex.x:- 213.2p Wagtail, Rothbury, 202.5p Lilburn Estates, 200p (3) Ladykirk, 200p Lilburn Estates (2). Suff.x:- 200p Newstead.
Hoggs and Young Sheep easily sold.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £91.50 Yetlington Lane, £80 Broomhouse, Cambo, £75.50 Ladykirk, £75 Broomhouse, Cambo. Mule:- £79.50 8, Mordington, £77.50 Ladykirk, £70.50 8, Mordington.
Ewes slightly easier but still a good trade.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Suff.x:- £123 Shipley Lane, £113 East Fleetham, £101 Shipley Lane, £99 (2) Mayfield, £95 Branton Eastside. Tex.x:- £115 East Fleetham, £105 Pallinsburn. Hamp:- £100 East Fleetham. Wen:- £95 Prior House, Berwick upon Tweed.
Mule:- £94 Branton Eastside, £93 Shipley Lane, £92 Mayfield. BF:- £75 Branton Eastside, £72 Fawdon Farms.
Rams:- Ber:- £112 Mayfield