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AT their suckled calf sale on Wednesday John Swan Ltd sold 721 spring born calves.

Champion Limousin Bullock from Connon, Greenknowe scaled 410kgs and realised £910.

A total of 434 bullocks averaged 213p (+42.4 on year), 287 heifers averaged 188.6p (+31.8 on last year). Overall sale average 203.6p.

Principal prices: Bullocks per head: Char: £990,£950 North Synton, £850 Headshaw. L, AA.x: £910,£880 Earlside, £870,£860 South Riccalton, Lim.x: £975 Orchard Farm, £910 Greenknowe, Sim: £860 Gilmanscleugh, £800 Branxholmbraes

Bullocks per kg: Char.x: 273 Kaeside, 265,263 Headshaw. L, 260 Borthwickbrae, 246 Upper Samieston, AA.x: 249,229 South Riccalton, Lim.x: 237 Upper Samieston, 231 Greenknowe, 230 Chapelhill Hwk. BB.x: 266,256 Upper Samieston.

Heifers per head: Char.x: £835 North Synton, £730 Lee, AA.x: £760,£755 Branxholmbraes, £725 Earlside, Lim.x: £725 Orchard Farm, £680, £670 Greenknowe, Sim.x: £780 Branxholmbraes, £705 Kirklands.

Heifers per kg: Char.x: 246,243 Kaeside, Lim.x: 239,224 Upper Samieston, 217, 214 South Riccalton.

WOOLER

AT their weekly Primestock Sale John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,139 lambs and 560 ewes.

Lambs, quality was poorer on the week with quality sorts commanding a premium.

Lambs sold to £83.50 for 53kg Suffolks from Castlelaw and to 194.6p per kilo for 10 Texels from Ladykirk Farms weighing 37kgs.

Leading prices per head: Tex.x: £81.50 Castlelaw, Edrom Mains, £80.50 Titlington Mount, £80 Lorbottle, £79.50 Lowick Moorhouse, £79 Wandon. Bel: £74 Chillingham Home Farm. Suff.x: £83.50, £82.50 Castlelaw, £81 Branton Eastside, £80 Newstead, £79.50 Wandon, £79 Berryhill. Char.x: £75 Wandon. Chev: £76 Branton Eastside. Vend: £77 South Lyham. BF: £69 Branton Eastside. Mule: £81 East Haugh.

Leading prices per kilo: Tex.x: 194.6p Ladykirk, 191.7p Branton Eastside, 190.5p Yetlington Lane, 190p Barmoor Red House. Bel: 191.4p Moss Hall. Suff.x: 189.7p Ladykirk, 185.9p, 181p Cockhall, 181p Titlington Mount. Char.x: 187.5p Ladyflat.

Ewes, 100% increase on the week, all classes selling at premium rates, overall average for 560 being £76.33.

Leading prices: Tex.x: £107 Wandon, £105 Village Farm, Seahouses, £98.50 Newstead. Suff.x: £118 Wandon, £112, £105.50 East Fleetham, £106.50 Newstead, £103 Yetlington Lane, £101 Kettleburn.

Mule: £80 Berryhill, £79 Barmoor Red House. HB: £104.50 Wandon. Chev: £93 Kettleburn, £81 Biddlestone Home Farm.BF: £69.80 Chillingham Newtown, £68.50 Titlington Mount, £68 The Hagg and Blackmountain Farms, £67 Great Ryle. Suffolk Rams sold to £151.