MARKET PRICES

ST BOSWELLS

John Swan Ltd sold 163 clean cattle, 101 OTM cattle, 1250 prime hoggs, 24 spring lambs and 581ewes Bullocks (88) averaged 195.2p per kg (+8.7p on the week) and sold to 212p from Flexgross £1408 from Lurdenlaw Heifers (69) averaged 193.1p per kg, (+11.8p on the week), and sold to 214p from Saltoun Home Farm, gross £1283 from Lurdenlaw

The 6 young bulls averaged 173.8p per kg, and sold to 192p from Corsbie, gross £1246 from Haughhead.

The 90 beef type OTM cattle averaged 137.7p per kg, and sold to 170p from Standhill gross £1292 from Traprain.

The 11 dairy type OTM cattle averaged 127p per kg, and sold to 127p gross £762 from Doddington

The 1250 prime hoggs averaged 234.8p per kg,(-8p on the week) and sold to £143 a head from M/s Rennie & Son, Sydenham and 284.4p per kg from M/s Baird & Son, Lurdenlaw.

The 24 spring lambs averaged 270.6p per kg, and sold to £130 a head from M/s Shaw & Co., Smailholm Mains and 295.2p per kg from DE & J Birkett, Hexpath.

The 581ewes averaged £88.42 and sold to £147 from A&J Dickson, Sorrlessfield Mains.

Principal Prices: Saltoun Home Farm 2.14 Robert Wilson Butchers, 209 M/s Moor; Thirlestane 2.13 Worsley Wholesale Butchers; Lurdenlaw 2.12, 2.10 Worsley Wholesale Butchers, 2.09 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons, 2.08 M/s Moor; Flex 2.12 G&L Archibald; Cockburn 2.11 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.09 Woodhead Bros.; Bee Edge 2.10 Woodhead Bros.; Jedderfield 2.09 M/s Moor; Kirkton 2.09 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons; Nisbet 209 Malone of Edinburgh; Newstead 2.07 M/s Moor; Corsbie 2.07 Malcolm Allan Butchers.

Cows per head: Traprain £1292, £1214.35, £1147, £1108.25, £1083.30; Buskin £1287.90; Pogbie £1263.85; Innerwick £1185.70, £1185.60; Old Castles £1176.60; Honeyburn £1168; Standhill £1163.25; Swinside £1101.60; Wolfstar £1073; Toxside £1068.60.

Cows per kg: Cockburn 1.90; Standhill 1.70; Traprain 1.70,1.63; Pogbie 1.68, 1.61, 1.54; Greenlees 1.61; Honeyburn 1.60; Flass 1.59(2), 1.55; Old Castles & Buskin 1.59 ; Toxside & Innerwick 1.56;

Bulls: Flass £1212.60 (129p)

A mixed show on Monday reflected the average, with well fleshed types dearer on the week, selling to £143 for Beltex Hoggs & 284.4p per kg for a pen of Cheviots. The Spring Lambs sold to £130 & 295.2p for Suffolks.

A large show of Cast Ewes was forward with plainer types dearer, peaking at £147 for Texels.

Leading prices: Hoggs per head:- Tex;- £126 Wantonwalls,£124 Lurdenlaw, £121 Wantonwalls, £120.50, £120 Lurdenlaw, £119.50 Woodhouse.P, Suff;- £131 Torwoodlee Mains, £125 Wester Middleton, £124 Bonjedward Mill, £122 Lurdenlaw, £120.50 Redheugh. C, Chev;- £128, £127, £126, £122 Lurdenlaw, £116 Attonburn, BF;-£95.50 Larriston/ Saughtree, GF;- £95 Dunslaw, Chev;- £90 Larriston, BFC;- £107, £102 Burnhouse Mains, Beltex;- £102 Whiteside, Falkirk, ML;- £127 Whitmuir, Chev Mule;- £103 Gilston.

Hoggs per kg: Tex;- 271.4 Muircleugh, 266.7 Lurdenlaw, 266.3 Kilnknowe, 263.6 Heriot Mill, 258 Caldron Brae, Suff;- 271.1 Lurdenlaw, 260.7 Caldron Brae, 259.3 Sunwick, 257.6 Bonjedward Mill, Chev;- 277.3, 272.3,264.6,262.5 Lurdenlaw, 259.2 Wester Ulston, 258.3 Saughtree/Larriston/Thorlieshope, BF;- 280.8 Swinnie, GF;- 211.1 Dunslaw, Beltex;- 248.8 Whiteside, Falkirk, Chev Mule;- 245.2 Gilston.

Spring Lambs per head: Tex;- £108 Inchkeith, Suff;- £130 Smailholm Mains, £127 Ladyflat, £124 Hexpath.

Spring Lambs per kg: Tex;- 276.9 Inchkeith, Suff;- 282.6,278.1 Smailholm Mains, 275 Berrymoss,

Cast Ewes: Mule;- £108 Howden, £106.50 Newton, £105.50 Burnhouse Mains & Townhead C, £103.50 Middlestead, Tex;- £144,£129 Legars, £127.50 Ruletownhead,3127 Burnhouse Mains, £125.50 Calaburn, Char;- £106 Hundalee, Suff;- £136 Legars,£134 Sorrlessfield Mains, £129.50 Faughhill,£127.50 Torwoodlee Mains, £126 Linkshead, Lleyn;- £129.50 Legars, Chev;- £118.50 Torwoodlee Mains, £106 Philiphaugh, HB;- £128 Bonjedward Mill, BF;- £84 Burnhouse Mains, £77 Lee, Chev Mule;- £128.50 Torwoodlee Mains, £119 Maidenhall, Shet;- £69 Dykes, BFL;- £104 Linkshead.

Rams: Tex;- £147 Sorrlessfield Mains, £129 Foulden Bastle, Suff;- £140 Sorrlessfield Mains, £139 Mersington, £137 Belmont, Zwar;- £110 Bankhouse.

WOOLER

At their weekly Primestock sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 648 hoggs and 337 ewes.

Hoggs a mixed show, fleshed types holding leaner smaller sorts slightly easier.

Leading prices per head:- Suff.x:- £130 Chesterhill, £120 Lamberton, £118 Sionside. Tex.x:- £128 Elsdonburn, £120 Yetlington Lane, £119 Butterknowes, £117 Yetlington Lane, £116 Chillingham Newtown. Chev:- £128, £118 Elsdonburn. Bel:- £119 Clarabad Mill. Herd:- £115 Whiterig, BF:- £114, £112.50 Elsdonburn. Mule:- £108 Elsdonburn.

Leading prices per kilo:- Bel:- 264.4p (2) Clarabad Mill. Chev:- 259.2p, 257.3p Humbleheugh, 257p, 256.5p Elsdonburn. BF:- 255.7p Elsdonburn. Tex.x:- 254.9p Yetlington Lane, 251.4p Shotton, 247.8p Elsdonburn. Suff.x:- 244.4p Yetlington Lane, 241.7p Chesterhill. Mule:- 240p Elsdonburn.

The first spring lambs of the season sold to £128 Fowberry, Bamburgh and 266p Newburn.

Ewes forward in larger numbers to meet dearest trade of the year. Overall average £105.21

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £160 Elsdonburn, £154 South Ditchburn, £150 Elsdonburn, £145, £141 Shipley Smallburns, £140 Holy Island and Sionside, £135 Todrig. Suff.x:- £154 Sionside, £149 Holy Island and Bowmont Hill, £142 Chesterhill, £139 Shipley Smallburns. HB:- £138 Brandon. Bel:- £135 Elsdonburn. Chev:- £119 Humbleheugh. Mule:- £117 Chesterhill, £116 Hoppen Hall, £115 Barmoor Red House. BF:- £87 Elsdonburn.

Tex Rams:- £151 South Ditchburn, £134 Henlaw. BFL:- £125 Bowmont Hill.

LONGTOWN

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 73 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 9 over thirty month cattle, 4,945 prime hoggs, 3 prime lambs and 3,800 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st April, 2011.

Another big show of prime cattle met a brisk trade throughout. Top price of 203.5p for a Limousin heifer from A Irving, Toppin Castle purchased by Jewitt Meat Wholesalers. Mr. Irving sold 3 heifers to average 197.4p. Belgian Blue heifers topped at 197.5p from GP & E A Coates, Beckhall. Mr. Coates run of heifers averaged 190.2p. Limousin bullocks topped at 192.5p twice from JW Vevers, High Stenries & R Neill, Uppertinwald.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Bullocks

Limousin – 192.5p High Stenries & Upper Tinwald, 191.5p Dashwellgreen & Houghton House, 190.5p Uppertinwald, 188.5p Houghton House, 187.5p Dashwellgreen and The Gill.

Charolais – 173.5p High Stenries, 164.5p Sceughdyke

Heifers

Limousin – 203.5p Toppin Castle, 199.5p Dashwellgreen, 198.5p Dashwellgreen & Hallburn, 194.5p Toppin Castle, 191.5p Dashwellgreen.

Charolais – 185.5p High Stenries, 174.5p Wickethorn & Hallburn

British Blue – 197.5p Beckhall, 183.5p Beckhall, 174.5p Brydekirk Mains

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Bullocks

Limousin – £391.25 The Gill, £1370.33 Houghton House, £1369.23 Houghton House, £1326.20 Dashwellgreen

Charolais - £1299.83 Sceughdyke. £1231.85 High Stenries

Heifers

Charolais – £1195.33 Wickethorn, £1131.55 High Stenries

Limousin – £1109.08, £1079.48, £1060.03 Toppin Castle, £1027.85, £1011 Wickethorn

A poor show of OTM’s met a buoyant trade. Top was 150.5p & 130.5p for Limousin steers from T Watson & Sons, High Floweryhirst.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Limousin steers - 150.5p, 130.5p High Floweryhirst

Galloway heifers - 124.5p Smithsteads

Galloway cows – 100.5p Milnholm, 91.5p Smithsteads

Angus cows – 100p Westhouse

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Limousin steers – £857.85 High Floweryhirst

The first lambs of the season were forward with Texels to £121.50 from Wyseby Hill Cottage and to 266p per kilo for Suffolks from Patties Hill.

A grand show of prime hoggs were forward and as other centres were short of numbers, more hoggs could have been sold to advantage. The sale averaged 238p per kilo. More sheep 40kg plus with good flesh are constantly required. Top price per kilo was 299p for Texels from RN Scott, West Meiklethwaite. Top price per head were Texels at £141.50 from M/s Smith, Crumhaughhill, others to £132.50 Cardewlees, £130 Gapshield; Suffolks £119.50 Bridgegate, £119.20 Dyke, £117.50 Dyke & Brownfield; Cheviot £119.50 High Knells, £116.20 Land, £114.50 Commonside; Bleu de Maines £119.50 Middle Farm; Charollais £123.50, £119.50 Church Street, £115.50 Newfield; Greyface £114.50 Dunjop, £111.50 Maidencoates & Brownfield, £110.50 Maidencoates & Newington; Leicesters £104.50 Castle Nook, Blackface £111.50, £109.50 Smalmstown, £106.50 Blackburn; North Country Cheviot £117.50 Maidencoates, £114.20 Gateside, £112.50 Maidencoates; Swaledale £99.80 Westernburnhope, £96.50 Williamston, £95.50 Sanders Close; Herdwicks £91.50 Sundhope; Jacobs £91.50 Newington; Beltex £127.50 Brownhouse, £125.50 Sorbie, £118.50 Fountainbleu; Leicesters £106.5p High Creoch, £105.50 Blackhamilton.

Lightweight hoggs to £116.50 for Texels from Colinton, £89.80 Dunjop; Suffolks £86.20 Sockbridge Hall, £79.80 Tinnis Hall; Cheviot £88.50 Stubbyknowe, £86.50 Bloch, £86.20 Shawfoot; Charollais £80.80 Coatgate; Greyface £87.50 Maidencoates, £79.50 Coatgate; Cheviot Mule £76.20 Colmslie Hill; Blackface £83.50 Dunjop, £81.80 Dykehead, £79.80 Cleuchhead; North Country Cheviot £79.20 Hayside, £64.80 Clackmae; Swaledale £77.80 Prior Rigg, £67.50 Howburn; Herdwicks £72.50 Sundhope; Jacob £50 Horsecrook; Shetland £80.50 Sundhope; Dorset £70 Northdeanhead.

A grand show of cast ewes and rams were forward to a full ring of buyers. Trade remained buoyant especially for good lean selling ewes with fat and plain being slightly easier. Sale topped at £158.50 for Charollais ewes from Roadside; £144.50 Roadside, £138.50 Severs; Suffolks £146.50 Roadside, £142.50 Coatgate, Fountainbleu & Maidencoates; Texel £149.50 Church Street & Roadside, £147.50 Coatgate & Severs, £146.50 Eastside & Roadside; Bleu de Maine £128.50 Sunnycroft; Rouge £134.50 Gateside; Halfbred £126.50 Eastside; Greyface £122.50 Hollows Mill, £116.50 Eastside & Netheronsett; Cheviot Mule £128.50 Gateside, £120.50 Colmslie Hill, £119.50 Southgate; Leicesters £124.50 Blackhamilton, £122.50 Maidencoates, £114.50 Blackhamilton; North Country Cheviot £128.50 Allanshaws & Barndaclaven, £120.50 Dodgsonstown; Beltex £138.50 Patties Hill, £116.50 Allanshaws, £110.50 Newton; Leicester £102.50 Howburn, £98.50 Williamston; Lleyn £99.50 Blackhamilton, £86.50 East Farm; Zwartbles £102.50 Kirkbeck, £93.50 Stackbrae; Oxford £99.50 Fountainbleu; Dorset £96.50 Coatgate; Romney Marsh £97.50 East Farm; Milk Sheel £128.50 Poolfield.

Light ewes to £112.50 for Cheviots from Southgate, £86.50 Newington & Allfornaught; Blackfaces £90.50 Whitchester, £88.50 Roadside, £84.50 Peela Hill; Swaledale £87.50 Knells, £84.50 Stackbrae, £82.50 Midtodhills; Herdwick £72.50 Mattside, £69.50 Doveden, £66.50 Stackbrae; Jacob £59.50 Pasture House; Shetland £56.50 Bluefield & Stackbraes.

Rams to £148.50 for Leicesters from Westgate, £100.50 Lowclosegill; Suffolks £144.50 Albierigg, £130.50 Clackmae; Cheviot £82.50 Southgate, £78.50 Eastside; Texels £146.50 Roadside, £138.50 Roadside; Bleu de Maine £126.50 Hillside; Charollais £142.50 Westgate; Blackface £99.50 Peela Hill, £80.50 Fountainbleu; North Country Cheviot £116.50 Whitechapel; Swaledale £76.50 Southgate; Herdwick £74.50 Newfield; Jacob £80.50 Horsecrook; Beltex £108.50 Bluefield; Lleyn £94.50 Fountainbleu; Zwartbles £90.50 Mid Harrietsfield; Oxford £96.50 Eastside; Wensleydale £114.50 Church Street.