At their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1,172 lambs and 423 ewes.
Lamb numbers tighter on the week but all classes in keen demand to show a rise for selling vendors.
Leading Prices Per Head: Tex.x:- £81 Todrig, £80 Lorbottle and Greenhead, Reston, £79 Branton Eastside, £77 Lowick Moorhouse, Village Farm, Seahouses and Bewick Folly, £75.50 Barmoor Red House, £75 Greenhead, Reston. Suff.x:- £78 Branton Eastside, £77.50 Lilburn Estates, £77 Edlingham Demesne, £75.50 Barmoor Red House, £75 Fenham Hill. Mule:- £72.50 Hedgeley Farms, £71 (2) Branton Eastside. Bel.x:- £70 Ladykirk. C.M:- £69.50 Bewick Folly.
Leading Prices Per Kilo: Tex.x:- 202.6p Village Farm, Seahouses, 186.3p, 182.5p Cockhall, 180.5p Shotton, 179.3p Lorbottle, 179p Edlingham Demesne, 177.5p Cockhall, 175p Moss Hall and Ladykirk, 172.1p Bewick Folly, 171.3p Biddlestone Home Farm, 170.7p Biddlestone Home Farm and Ladykirk. Bel.x:- 179.5p, 175p Ladykirk. Suff.x:- 162.8p Fenham Hill, 162.2p, 161.8p Lilburn Estates.
Ewes a larger show and dear to show an increased average of £66.87.
Leading Prices: Tex.:- £107 Black Heddon, £91 Edlingham Newtown, £89 Haugh Head, £87 (2) Black Heddon. Suff.x:- £105 Wandon, £95 Branton Eastside and Edlingham Newtown, £91 Wandon and Titlington Mount, £89 Wandon, £87 Haugh Head, £83 (2) Edlingham Newtown. Bel:- £85 The Loan. BFL:- £77 Titlington Mount. Mule:- £75 Branton Eastside, £73 Lowick Moorhouse. BF:- £55 Branton Eastside. Chev:- £67, £65 South Charlton.