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At their weekly Prime Stock sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 747 Lambs and 653 Ewes. Lamb numbers curtailed due to previous day calf sale but all classes showing slight improvement on the week. Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £85 Wandon, £82 Biddlestone Home Farm and Wandon, £81.50p Ewart, £80 Springhill. Char.x:- £82 Lorbottle, £78 Wandon. Suff.x:- £80 West Longridge, £78 Doune Brae. Ven:- £80 West Longridge. Bel.x:- £76 Chillingham Home Farm. Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 190p Chillingham Home Farm. Tex.x:- 187.5p Kettleburn, 185p Fawdon Farms, 184.6p Biddlestone Home Farm, 183.3p Lorbottle and Yetlington Lane, 181.8p West Longridge and Biddlestone Home Farm, 180.5p Cockhall (3). Ven:- 181.8p West Longridge. Chev:- 180.5p South Charlton, 180p Humbleheugh. Ewes again numerous with levels remaining on a par. Leading Prices:- Tex:- £100, £96 Ewart, £90 West Longridge, £85 North Sharperton, £80 (2) Black Heddon. BFL:- £82 Alnham. Suff.x:- £80 Marigold and Islay Hill. Chev:- £68 Ewart. HB:- £73 Marigold. Mule:- £63 South Charlton, £62 Ewart and Alnham. BF:- £43 Fawdon Farms and Alnham. Rams:- Suf:- £97 Lilburn Estates. BF:- £83 Clennel.

At their annual Show and Sale of Suckled Calves, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 661 head. The show kindly sponsored by Glendale Engineering (Milfield) Limited and expertly judged by Messrs Johnson, Tuthill, Cambo proved successful again for Fawdon Farms with a Charolais Heifer weighing 480kg and selling at £1290 to Messrs Foley Bros, Mirlaw House. Champion any other breed was a Limousin.x Steer from Messrs Howard, Chillingham Home Farm weighing 515kg and selling at £1280 to Messrs Allen, Longnewton. Average Comparison Steers 2012 449.3kg 196.3p £881.83 Steers 2013 429.0p 245.4p £1052.94 Com 20.3kg + 49.1p + £171.11 Heifers 2012 416.3p 191.3p £796.26 Heifers 2013 402.2kg 232.4p £934.53 Com 14.1kg + 41.1p + £138.27 Leading Prices Per Head – Steers:- Char:- £1290 Great Ryle, £1250 Brandon, East Ditchburn and Fawdon Farms, £1220 Fawdon Farms, £1170, £1160 Brandon, £1150 Great Ryle and East Ditchburn, £1140 Brandon, Great Ryle and Fawdon Farms (2), £1130 Alnham, Great Ryle and Fawdon Farms. A.A.x:- £1280 South Lyham, £1260 Great Ryle, £1250, £1240, £1220, £1200 South Lyham, £1180 Springfield, £1130, £1110 Titlington Mount, £1100 Alnham. Lim.x:- £1280 Chillingham Home Farm, £1220 Fawdon, £1210 Branton Eastside and Chillingham Home Farm, £1180 (2) Brockley Hall, £1170 Branton Eastside, £1150 Chillingham Home Farm (2) and Brockley Hall, £1130 Chillingham Home Farm, £1120 Branton Eastside and Brockley Hall (2). Sim.x: £1060 Titlington Mount. B.B.x:- £1050 Chillingham Home Farm. Leading Prices Per Head – Heifers:- Char.x:- £1290, £1230, £1190 Fawdon Farms, £1120 Great Ryle, £1100 Fawdon Farms, £1020 Great Ryle, £1010 Fawdon Farms, £1000 Great Ryle (2) and Brandon, £990 East Ditchburn and Fawdon Farms, £980 East Ditchburn (2) and Brandon. A.A.x:- £1200, £1150 (2), £1080 South Lyham, £1120 Titlington Mount. Lim.x:- £1080, £1060 Chillingham Home Farm, £1050 Branton Eastside and Fawdon Farms, £1040 Branton Eastside and Barmoor Red House, £1030 Branton Eastside, £1010 Brockley Hall, £1000 Branton Eastside (2) and Brockley Hall. W.B:- £1080 Hope House. B.B.x:- £970 Chillingham Home Farm. Leading Prices Per Kilo – Steers:- Char:- 293.7p Brandon, 292.5p, 281.3p Great Ryle, 278.8p East Ditchburn, 276p Brandon, 273.4p Fawdon Farms, 273.2p, 272.1p, 270.3p Brandon, 270.3p East Ditchburn, 268.2p Great Ryle, 265.9p Fawdon Farms. Lim.x:- 281.9p Branton Eastside, 271.1p, 270.4p, 260.8p Fawdon Farms, 263.4p, 258.8p Branton Eastside, 257.9p, 257.5p, 253.2p, 252.3p Brockley Hall. A.A.x:- 259.3p, 251.6p Crammond Hill, 253.1p South Lyham. Leading Prices Per Kilo – Heifers:- A.A.x:- 276.9p Crammond Hill. Char.x:- 273.2p Great Ryle, 268.8p Fawdon Farms, 262p, 259.5p East Ditchburn, 256.4p, 253.5p Great Ryle, 250.5p, 250p Fawdon Farms, 250p Great Ryle. Lim.x:- 263.2p, 255.6p Branton Eastside, 258.3p, 245.3p 244p Fawdon Farms, 245.3p, 241.5p, 241p Brockley Hall. B.B.x:- 257.1p Chillingham Home Farm


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John Swan Limited sold 1084 head at their Show & Sale of Continental Suckled Calves. The Champion was awarded to M/s J G Grieve, The Lee for a Lim.x heifer which weighed 425kgs and made £1120. Best pen of 4 bullocks was awarded to Stobshiel Mains 515kgs, £1370, best pen of 4 heifers went to Stobswood 495kgs £1160. Bullocks per head: Char.x;- £1520, £1470, £1400 Crookston, £1400 Mossilee, £1370 Stobshiel & Stobswood, Lim.x;- £1400 South Riccalton, £1380 Fens, £1310 Overhall, £1300 Huntington, Sim.x;- £1290 Southfield & Torwoodlee Mains, £1200 Newton Hwk., Short.x;- £1090 Todshawhaugh. 650 Bullocks averaged 241.9p per kg. Bullocks per kg: Lim.x;- 295.1, 283.1 Huntington, 279.4 Roxburgh Mains, 272.5 The Lee, Char.x;- 285, 283.9, 282.5 Stobswood, 284.1 Stoneypath, 281 Northfield St Abbs, Sim.x;- 250 Howden, 248.1 Southfield, 246.2 Gledswood, 241.1 Torwoodlee Mains. Heifers per head: Blonde.x;- £1310 Orchard Hwk., Char.x;- £1280 Crookston, £1160, £1150 Stobswood, £1150 Haystoun. P, Lim.x;- £1220 Headshaw. A, £1170 Priesthaugh, £1130 Craighouse, Sim.x;- £1180 Newton Hwk., £1110 Torwoodlee Mains, £1000 Birkenside. 432 Heifers averaged 225.2p per kg. Heifers per kg: Char.x;- 267.5 Stoneypath, 256.3, 252.5, 251.2 Stobswood, Lim.x;- 263.5 The Lee, 257.5, 250.6 Huntington, Sim.x;- 247.4, 233.8 Howden, 229 Skelfhill, Blonde.x;- 233.9 Orchard Hwk.

John Swan Ltd sold 1363 Prime Tup Lambs at their special sale to average 159.2p (£59.68). Lambs per head: Suff.x;- £83 Faughhill, £76 Ashcraig, £75 Faughhill, Tex.x;- £82.50 Mountbenger, £81 Faughhill, £80 Ashcraig, Mule;- £80 Stobbs, Chev;- £79 Ednam West Mains, £76.50 Gilston, High;- £75.50 Carterhaugh, BF;- £73.50 Cathpair, £72.50 Stobbs, £71.50 Craig Douglas. Lambs per kg: Chev;- 182.1 Rawburn, Tex;- 1.80 Faughhill, BF;- 178.8 Craig Douglas, Suff.x;- Brotherston, Chev;- 177.8 Rawburn, Lleyn;- 176.9 Colmslie, CM;- 175.6 Gilston.