MARKET PRICES

ST BOSWELLS

JOHN Swan Ltd sold 331 Feeding & Grazing cattle, all types in big demand.

Bullocks per head: Lim.x;- £1385, £1340, £1335 Top Boon, £1355 Flex, £1300 Headshaw. L, £1260 Grahamslaw, Char;- £1380, £1175 Top Boon, £1080 Lee, Sim.x;- £1320 Birkenside, Bax;- £1145, £1100 Mosstower.

Bullocks per kg: Sim.x;- 262 Cathpair, 252,246 South Common, 240 Palacehill, Char.x;- 260 Lee, 256, 249 Palacehill, 244, 238 Northhouse, Lim.x 248 Lee,240 Dawyck Estate, AA.x; 240 South Common, 233 Bankhouse.

Bullocks up to 450kgs averaged 226.9p (£835.60), 451kgs upwards 204.6p (£115.76).

Heifers per head: Char.x;- £1260 Headshaw. L,£1035 North Synton, AA.x;- £1030 Birkenside, £1000 Meigle, Sim.x £1155 Birkenside, Lim.x;- £1070 Mosstower. Heifers per kg: Char.x;- 256, 248 Palacehill, Sim.x;- 227 South Common, Bax;- 225 Kirkton. Heifers up to 350kgs averaged 236.2(£728.70), 351kgs upwards 204(£904.30).

The firm also sold 511 Breeding ewes & Feeding hoggs all classes met a sharp demand.Suffolk ewe & lamb £240 Roxburgh Newtown; Grit ewes:- BF £116, £114, £110 Kettleshiel;Feeding ewes:- Tex.x £87 Ashiestiel; BF £65 Housebyres; Hoggs:- Tex.x £78.50 Broom; Suff.x £77.50 Broom; Chev £69 Broom; BF £56 Monksford.

WOOLER

AT their weekly Prime-stock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 678 hoggs and 140 ewes.

Very much a spring, tail end show of hoggs were met with hesitant demand, inspec, fleshed types easily sold.

Leading prices per head:- Suff.x:- £112 Brandon, £100 West Longridge, £99.50 Castlelaw, £99 Newstead, £98 Castlelaw, £97 Brandon. Tex:- £105 Roddam Estates (D Donovan), £103, £100, £99.50 Brandon. Chev:- £90 Biddlestone Home Farm. Bel:- £88 Roddam Estates. Mule:- £84.50 Ladykirk. BF:- £77.50 Newton Villa.

Leading prices per kilo:- Tex:- 222.5p Tynely, 218.4p Amerside Law, 216.2p Lickar Moor, 215p Roddam Estates, 214.6p Amerside Law, 212.8p Ladykirk and Yetlington Lane, 212.2p The Hagg, 211.3p West Longridge, 211p Roddam Estates. Suff.x:- 215.8p Newstead, 210.3p Shipley Smallburn, 204.7p Lilburn Estates and Tynely. Bel:- 214.6p Roddam Estates. Chev:- 213.4p Biddlestone Home Farm, 206.1p Biddlestone Home Farm, 206p Shotton. BF:- 204p Newton Villa. Mule:- 191.3p Lilburn Estates.

Ewes short of buyers requirements, all classes again very dear.

Leading prices:- Suff:- £144, £139, £129 Kypie, £119 Shipley Lane, £106 Kettleburn. Tex:- £120 South Ditchburn. Chev:- £103 Biddlestone Home Farm. Mule:- £98 Bowmont Hill. BF:- £91 Roddam Estates (D Donovan). Tex Rams:- £132 West Longridge.

LONGTOWN

THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 2,148 Store Hoggs and 208 In Lambers and Ewes with Lambs at foot at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 6th March 2012.

A quality show of store hoggs met another fantastic trade with numbers short of requirements. Texels to £92.50 and £88.50 for Texels from Bensons Fell, others £86.50 Whitchester, £85 Little Cloak; Beltex £92.50 Copperthorns; Suffolk £83.50 Little Cloak, £80 Cocklakes House; North Country Cheviot £83.50 Carruthers; Greyface £81 Dalhabboch; Blackface £80, £75 Craigdarroch, £74.50 Kilnfordcroft, £73 Wanwood Hill; Cheviot Mule £79.50 High Dovecote; Hill Cheviot £79 Milnholm, £76.50 Girnwood; Charollais £78.50 Heugh.

Cast ewes to £94 Winshield, hill types £67.50 Heugh.

In lamb ewes very dear with Suffolks to £220 Cleughbrae; Texel £155, £152 Cleughbrae; Hill Cheviot £90 Whitslade; Blackface £86 South Mains. In lamb shearlings to £146 for Cheviot Mules from Little Cloak.

Geld hoggs to £100 for Suffolks from Sydenham; Texel £83 Wanwood Hill; Greyface £81 Dalhabboch.

Ewes with lambs at foot were very dear selling to £58 each for Greyface ewes with triplets.

MACHINERY SALE

JOHN Swan Limited presented 820 lots at their March Machinery Sale including 37 Tractors, Vehicles and ATV’s.

A large attendance of local and distant buyers ensured a fast selling trade for most lots.

Selected prices – John Deere 5620 Tractor £12,000; Landrover Discovery 2.7TD (2007) £8900; Kubota RTV900 £4300 and £4100; Honda 500 ATV’s £1900 and £1750; Honda 350 ATV £1550; Landrover 110 Defender (51) £4000; Landrover 110 Defender (03) £2000; Equitrek Horse Trailer £2000; Leyland Daf Horsebox £1550; Yanmar Dump Trac £1450; Hi Spec Slurry Tanker £1400; Griffiths 10T Trailer £2800;

Cherokee Jeep £1100; Hudson Livestock Trailer £2100; Livestock Trailers £950, £900 and £650; Lemken 4Fr Plough £1000; Hays Leveller £750; Fraser Muckspreader £2000 and £920; Marston Bale Trailer £1500; Ifor Williams Flat Trailer £1000; Low Loader Trailers £800, £700; Bale Trailers £940, £900; Weedwiper £600; Heavy Rollers £500 and £420; Root Buckets £580 and £520;

Post Knockers £1080, £1000 and £720; Stanhay Turnip Seeder £500; Cattle Crushes £900; JD Front Loader £1650; Centre Liner Spreader £600; Concrete Panels £1400.