At their weekly Primestock sale John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,190 lambs and 316 ewes.
Enthusiasm was lacking in the ring for the first time in a few weeks. All classes showing a slight decrease in levels.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex:- £89 Mindrum Farming Co, £88 South Charlton, £87 South Ditchburn, £85.50p, £85 Greenhead, Reston, £84 South Charlton, £83 Black Heddon, £82.50p Cockhall (2) and South Charlton. Bel:- £83, £80 Chillingham Home Farm. Suff.x:- £81 Kettleburn. Ven.x:- £79 Craigs House. Chev:- £78.50p South Charlton.
Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex:- 206.9p The Fleurs, 201.3p, 198.8p Black Heddon, 197.3p Yetlington Lane, 189.5p Shipley Smallburn, 189.3p Black Heddon, 188.5p Village Farm, Seahouses, 186.8p The Fleurs, 183.8p Newstead, 183.3p Cockhall, 182.9p Biddlestone Home Farm, Black Heddon and Lorbottle. Bel:- 200p Ladykirk, 193p Chillingham Home Farm. Chev:- 180p Linhope Farming Co.
Ewes again a flier, more numbers needed.
Leading Prices:- Tex:- £121 Shipley Smallburn, £116 Black Heddon, £111.50p Reavley, £104 Pallinsburn, £103.50p Lorbottle, £102 Pallinsburn, £99 Black Heddon, £98.50p Newstead, £98 Barmoor Red House, £95 Cockhall. Suff.x:- £108 Berryhill, £104 West Longridge, £101 Pallinsburn, £99 Reavley, £98.50p The Fleurs. Char:- £90 Lorbottle. CM:- £91 Reavley. Mule:- £85.50p Berryhill, £83.50p Brockley Hall and Kettleburn, £83 Barmoor Red House and Graden. BF:- £69 Lowick Moorhouse.
Rams:- BFL:- £117 Clennel. Tex:- £113 Pallinsburn.