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ST BOSWELLS

AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at St Boswells last Tuesday, John Swan Ltd sold 71 clean cattle, 20 OTM cattle, 2,412 prime lambs and 380 ewes.

Bullocks (39) averaged 200.8p per kg (-1p on the week). Heifers (29) averaged 202.1p per kg (-2.5p on the week). Three young bulls averaged 209.4p per kg n/c on the week. The 20 beef type OTM cattle averaged 146p per kg (+0.9p on the week).

The 2,412 prime lambs averaged 209.6p per kg (+4.3p on the week) including 2,153 36kgs+ averaging £89.89, 38-41kgs averaging 218.7p per kg. The 259 light lambs averaged 203.7p and 380 ewes averaged £84.42 (+£5.52 on the week).

Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.27, 2.20, 2.18 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.25 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.18 Forth Meat Supplies, 2.16 Ramsay Family Butchers; Dunslaw 2.20 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.16; Upper Nisbet 2.19 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.17; Lennoxlove 2.18 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.17 Denholm Meat Supplies; Wester Ulston 2.17 Forth Meat Supplies, 2.16 M/s Moor; Carwood 2.17 Jewitt Meat Ltd; Pilmuir 2.15 M/s Moor.

Principal Prices per head: Carwood £1601.40, £1316.70; Saltoun Home Farm £1430.80, £1333.30; Smeaton Shaw £1352.40; Upper Nisbet £1314, £1312.85; Shidlaw £1310.40.

Cows per head: Milrighall £1355.25; Dalkeith Home Farm £1311.40, £1239.70; Coxydene £1174.55, £1067.90, £1041.90, £916.40; Traprain £1087.80, £1029.60, £991.60; Blinkbonny £1050, £977.90; Camieston £1049.45, £968.50, £953.60, £952.15.

Cows per kg: Coxydene 1.81, 1.69, 1.58, 1.51; Blinkbonny 1.75, 1.54; Dalkeith Home Farm 1.61, 1.58; Camieston 1.49, 1.39, 1.37; Traprain 1.48,1.44, Milrighall 1.39.

All classes of prime lambs, cast sheep, lambs and ewes experienced a sharp increase on the week. Principal prices per head: Suff.x;- £132 Upper Bolton, £125 Burnhouse Mains, Tex.x;- £125 Lower Ashtrees, £121 Craig Douglas, Ber;- £119, £104 Springwood, BF;- £89 Burnhouse Mains, £87 Williamhope, GF;- £98 Toxside, £93.50 Burnhouse Mains, Chev;- £96.50 North Synton, £91.50 Faughhill, Bel;- £107, £98.20 Crookston, CM;- £88.50 Gilston, Zwar;- £104 Mid Harrietsfield, HB;- £109 Haltree, Char;- £95 Gilston.

Principal prices per kg: Bel;- 235.5 Crookston, 235.1 Ashcraig, Tex;- 233, 227.5 Upper Samieston, Suff.x;- 228.4 Upper Huntlywood, 224.5 Blackhill, Chev;- 227 Upper Samieston, 222 Whitchesters, BF;- 203.9 Larriston, GF;- 210.5 Inchkeith, 209.1 Swinnie, CM;- 215 Whitehouse and Swinside, Chev.x;- 217 Middlesknowes, HB;- 209.8 Marvingston.

Light lambs per head: Tex.x;- £80.80 Whitriggs, £74 Kittyfield, GF;- £77.80 Ashcraig, Suff.x;- £77.20 Byrewalls, Chev;- £74 Traprain and Gilston, BF;- £73.80 Craig Douglas, Chev.x;- £67.50 Middlesknowes.

Light lambs per kg: Tex.x;- 224.4 Whitriggs, Chev;- 217.7 Gilston, GF;- 216.1 Ashcraig, Suff.x;- 214.4 Byrewalls, BF;- 208.6 Middlesknowes, 207.4 Lauderhill, Chev.x;- 204.6 Middlesknowes.

Cast ewes: Suff.x;- £125 Upper Bolton, £115 Hermiston, HB;- £119 Upper Bolton, £109 Blackhill, Tex;- £117 St Leonards, £109 Upper Samieston, Chev;- £113, £107 North Synton, CM;- £85 Kilnknowe, GF;- £103 Sydenham, £97 Elwartlaw, BF;- £69 Aikeyside, ML;- £101, £87 Whitmuir, Chev.x;- £89 Sydenham.

Rams: Tex;- £129 Haltree, £119 Wester Ulston, Suff;- £125 Haltree and Marvingston, £115 South Riccalton, BF;- £83 Ashcraig, ML;- £97 South Riccalton, BFL;- £103 Stobshiel, Bel;- £125 Hermiston.

WOOLER

AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 542 lambs and 242 ewes.

Lamb numbers similar, all classes harder to sell but trade better than anticipated early doors.

Lambs:- 46.4kg – 191.3p Lambs 38-42kg – 209.1p.

Leading prices per head:- BFL:- £125 Clennell. Suff.x:- £117, £113.50, £110 (2) Holy Island, £109.50 Edlingham Newtown, £102.50 Brandon, £98.50 Holy Island. Tex.x:- £109 Holy Island, £108.50 Newstead, £100 Lorbottle, £99.50 Middle Ord, £99 Mindrum, £96.50 Brandon, £95.50 Branxton Moor and Ladykirk.

Leading prices per kilo:- Tex.x:- 230p, 214.1p West Longridge, 213.8p South Charlton, 213.5p East Fleetham, 212p West Longridge, 210p Ladykirk, 209.8p Mindrum Farming Co, 209.5p Edlingham Newtown, 207.9p Roddam Estates, 207.5p Holy Island, 207.3p West Longridge. Char:- 211p Castlelaw, 210.3p (2) East Fleetham. Chev:- 210.3p South Charlton (M Hall), 207.3p South Charlton. Suff.x:- 204.9, 204.8p East Fleetham, 201.2p Roddam Estates. CM:- 202.3p South Charlton. Bel:- 202.3p Ladykirk.

Ewes, larger numbers forward, trade simply serious, average £100.97

Leading prices:- Suff.x:- £134 Thornington, £128 Clennell (W Waite), £125.50 Branxton Moor and Holy Island, £120 Middle Ord, £118.50 Thornington, £115 Brockley Hall and Holy Island, £114 Thornington, £113 East Fleetham, £110 Brandon White House, £109 (2) Newstead. BFL:- £130 Clennell. Tex.x:- £118 Holy Island, £116 Ladykirk, £115 Thornington, £111 Holy Island, £110 Branxton Moor. Mule:- £105.50 Branxton Moor, £105 Middle Ord, £104.50 Castlelaw, £103.50 Holy Island.

Rams:- Suff.x:- £117 Middle Ord. BFL:- £110.50 Clennell. Tex.:- £107.50 Middle Ord. BF:- £91 Clennell.