MARKET PRICES

ST BOSWELLS

AT St Boswells Mart on Monday, John Swan Ltd sold 121 clean cattle, 54 OTM cattle, 2,034 old season lambs and 639 ewes.

Bullocks (44) averaged 201.9p per kg (-0.4p on the week). Heifers (75) averaged 201p per kg (-1.3p on the week). Two young bulls averaged 199.3p per kg (n/c on the week).

The 54 beef-type OTM cattle averaged 151p per kg (+0.3p on the week).

The 2,034 old season lambs averaged 210.8p per kg (+7p on the week). Including 679 38-41kgs averaging 220.7p. The 639 ewes averaged £80.62 (+71p on the week).

Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.26 M/s Moor, 2.24 (2) Robert Wilson and M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.20(2) M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons and J Thomson, 2.18 M/s TA Shaw; Humebyres 2.24 M/s Moor; Lurdenlaw 2.19, 2.15 M/s JP Mason and Sons; Coxydene 2.19 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Inland Pastures 2.19 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.16 M/s Moor; Hollybush 2.18 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Wester Ulston 2.18 M/s John Scott, 2.17 M/s TA Shaw; Thirlestane 2.16 M/s John Scott.

Principal prices per head: Longnewton £1504.80, £1462.50, £1438.20; £1483.50, £1379.70, £1373.50; Inland Pastures £1414.80; Humebyres £1388.80.

Cows per head: Humebyres £1632, £1284.80; Crammond Hill £1501.50, £1256.10, £1232.40; Upper Huntlywood £1340.75; Rumbleton £1309.80; Traprain £1283.50, £1256, £1231.20, £1223.60, £1195.20; Stoneypath £1246.95; Ashkirktoun £1188.

Cows per kg: Rumbleton 1.77, 1.59; Humebyres 1.76, 1.70; West mains 1.74; Traprain 1.70, 1.66, 1.62, 1.61; Whitchesters 1.68; Crammond Hill 1.65, 1.58; Ashkirktoun 1.65; Caverton Mill 1.64; Stoneypath 1.63; Stichill Home Farm 1.60.

Bulls: Stoneypath £1339.40 (1.48p); Whitslaid £1237.10 (1.39p).

Principal prices per head: Suff.x;- £125 Burnhouse Mains (Cutter), £117 Oxmuir, Tex.x;- £120 Burnhouse Mains (Middlehurst), £117 Threepwood, Bel;- £107 Oakwood, £105 Threeburnford, Chev;- £107 North Synton, £96 Gilmanscleugh, LLE;- £100 Oakwood, £86.50 Brotherstone, GF;- £92.20, Swinnie, £83.50 Aikeyside, BF;- £92 Ettrickshaws, £90 Lee, ML;- £87.50 Whitmuir.

Principal prices per kg: Tex.x;- 248.7 Oakwood, 241.7 Howden.S, Bel;- 248 Sydenham, 241.9 Hexpath, Suff.x;- 228.4 Reedyloch, 221.9 Seafield, Chev;- 224.3 Bedrule, 223.8 Shaws, HB;- 215 Newton of Struthers, BF;- 214.9, 213.2 Glenalmond Farms, SD;- 211.4 Belford on Bowmont, LLE;- 211 Brotherstone.

Cast ewes: Suff.x;- £135 Oxmuir, £127 Threeburnford, BFL;- £127, £121 Edston, £99 Parkhill, CM;- £117, £109 Langtonlees, BEL;- £117 Threeburnford, Tex;- £115 Howden and Langtonlees, £111 Bierhope, Chev;- £115 Brockhouse, £87 North Synton, LLE;- £107 Threeburnford, £95 Dolphinston, GF;- £99 Boon, £97 North Synton, Chev.x;- £85 Carterhaugh, ZWA;- £85 Fairnilee, BF;- £75 Threeburnford, £73 Cortleferry, Edston and Tinnis.

Rams: Suff;- £135 Oxmuir, £125 Whitehaugh, Tex;- £133 Whitehaugh, £117 Edston, BFL;- £97 Parkhill, Chev;- £89 Parkhill, BF;- £81 Parkhill, £75 Middle Monynut.

WOOLER

AT their fortnightly store sale held at Wooler last Tuesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 81 cattle. A quality show of cattle met unprecedented demand to a full ring of eager buyers many leaving empty handed. Sale average realised £1002.84.

Leading prices per head – Steers:- Char.x:- £1260, £1130, £1120, £1000 Newstead. A.A.x:- £1250, £1190 (2), £1180, £1120 East Bolton, £1100 (2), £1090 Shipley Lane, £1070 Lowick Moorhouse and Shipley Lane, £1000 Shipley Lane. Lim.x:- £1150, £1080, £1000 Shipley Lane. W.B.x:- £1080 Shipley Lane. Heifers:- Lim.x:- £1080, £960, £860 Wandon. A.A.x:- £1070, £1060, £1000, £920 East Bolton. Char.x:- £1040 Newstead. Sim.x:- £910 Titlington Mount.

Leading prices per kilo – Steers:- Char.x:- 221.1p, 206.6p, 202.2p Newstead. A.A.x:- 201p East Bolton, 200.4p Lowick Moorhouse, 200.3p East Bolton. Heifers:- Lim.x:- 217.7p, 199p Wandon. Char.x:- 210.5p Newstead. A.A.x:- 196.1p, 196p East Bolton.

At their weekly primestock sale last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,069 hoggs and 342 ewes.

A sparkle arrived back in the hogg trade with the best show of inspect hoggs seen at Wooler for many weeks. More could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Hoggs:- Overall average 43.7kg at 204p, 38-42kg – 214.8p

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £118.50, £112.50p Whitedamhead, £112 (2) Lickar Moor, £107 Newstead, £104.50p Roddam Estates, £100.50p Lickar Moor. Suff.x:- £118 Lickar Moor, £110 Mindrum Farming Co, £105 Newstead, £100.50p Titlington Mount, £100 Newstead. Chev:- £109.50p Humbleheugh, £104 Biddlestone Home Farm. Mule:- £90 West Longridge and Ladykirk.

Leading prices per kilo:- Tex.x:- 230.8p Roddam Estates, 226.3p Greystonnes, Warenford North, 223.1p The Hagg, 221.4p Hillcrest Livestock, 221.1p Ladykirk, 220.2p Newstead, 219.8p The Hagg, 218.4p, 218p Greystonnes, Warenford North, 217.5p Roddam Estates, 216.7p West Longridge, 216.3p, 216.2p Yetlington Lane, 216.2p Dounne Brae. Chev:- 224.4p 217.1p Humbleheugh, 216.7p (2) Branton Eastside, 213.9p Branton Eastside. Chev.x:- 214.5p, 212.3p, 209p Greystonnes, Warenford North. Suff.x:- 214.1p Greystonnes, Warenford North, 209.3p West Longridge, 208.1p Greystonnes, Warenford North, 207.1p Mindrum Farming Co, 207p West Longridge, 204.9p Reavley Greens, 204.8p Shawdon Woodhouse. Mule 208p West Longridge, 200p Titlington Mount.

Another good show of ewes with recent high rates again being relayed to vendors. Larger numbers needed.

Leading prices:- Suff.x:- £140 Lilburn Estates, South Middleton, £135 Whitedamhead, £130.50p Thornington, £126 Goswick and Shotton, £120 Howtel, £118 Lilburn Estates, South Middleton, £114 Ladykirk. Tex.x:- £138 Black Heddon, £132.50p Howtel, £128.50p Butterknowes, £123 The Hagg, £120 Whitedamhead, £118.50p Butterknowes, £116(2) Black Heddon. Ber:- £123 The Loan. Chev:- £100.50p Branton Eastside.

Mule:- £96 Shotton, £95 Craigshouse, £94 Howtel, £93.50p Commonflat, £93 Greystonnes, Warenford North.

BF:- £86 Howtel, £83.50p Butterknowes, £82 Branton Eastside.

Rams:- Suff.x:- £121 Goswick. Chev:- £119(2) Biddleston Home Farm, £114 Branton Eastside. Tex:- £111 Hillcrest Livestock. BF:- £100, £94 Lilburn Estates, Langleeford, £95 Branton Eastside.