MARKET PRICES

ST BOSWELLS

AT St Boswells Mart on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 116 clean cattle, 52 OTM cattle, 1,951 old season lambs and 243 ewes.

Bullocks (51) averaged 208.8p per kg (+1.8p on the week).

Heifers (64) averaged 210.5p per kg (+2.6p on the week). One young bull averaged 215p per kg (n/c on the week) and the 52 beef type OTM cattle averaged 149.5p per kg (n/c on the week).

The 1,951 old season lambs averaged 201.2p per kg (-8.9p on the week) avge weight 44.7kg including 763 38-42kgs averaging 219.7p

243 ewes averaged £91.54 (+£2.15 on the week).

Principal prices per kg: Inland Pastures 2.34, 2.25 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Wester Ulston 2.30, 2.29 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.25 Robert Wilson Butcher Ltd; Bee Edge 2.29.

Principal prices per head: Lurdenlaw £1577.95; Saltoun Home Farm £1545. Cows per head: Cortleferry £1422; South Ord £1331, £1320; Oakwood £1303.10; Bowshiel £1256.25. Cows per kg: Bowshiel 2.01; Traprain 1.85,1.78,1.75; Laggan of Clachaig 1.84, 1.79; Bankhouse 1.72; Lee 1.71; Rumbleton 1.68,1.65,1.64; South Ord 1.67,1.65; Stamford 1.66,1.60; Oakwood 1.66.

Bulls: Gateshaw £1469.40, £1278.80; Philiphaugh £1458.60; Laggan of Clachaig £1320.90.

Hoggs, principal prices per head: Tex.x;- £120 Blackhope, £112 Brotherstone, Suff.x;- £110 Nether Tofts, Chev;- £100.50 New Mains. R, £100 Thorlieshope, Beltex.x;- £100, £92.50 Newton of Crathie, £92 Whitlaw, CM;- £96 Boghall, BF;- £91 Blackhope, £87.50 Larriston, Ber;- £89 Springwood(Powell). Principal prices per kg: Tex.x;- 239.7 Bierhope , 236.8 Justicehall, Bel.x;- 238.1,231.3 Newton of Crathie, 227 Clarilaw, Chev;- 233.7,228.6 Newmains. R, 224.4 Cuttlebrae, Suff.x;- 222.5 Broomilees, 222.2 Kirktonhill, ML;- 220.5 Whitmuir, Chev.x;- 211.5, 205.9 Dunslaw, BF;- 210.3 Dunslaw, 205 Aikeyside, GF;- 208.3, 202.9 Dunslaw.

Cast ewes: Tex;- £148 Drinkstone, £139 Crailing Nook, Suff.x;- £137 Belmont, £130 Springwood, HB;- £126, £111 Blackhill, BFL;- £124 Drinkstone, GF;- £109 Kirktonhill, £108 Redpath East End, Chev;- £103 Boghall, £97 Gilston, Ber;- £94 Springwood(Powell), BF;- £85 Bankend, £82 Hartside, Chev.x;- £82 Halterburnhead.

Rams: Tex;- £148 Blackhope, £141 Gilston, Lleyn;- £128, £109 Ruchlaw Mains, Suff;- £124 Craighouse, Chev;- £112,£103 Gilston.

WOOLER

AT their fortnightly Store Sale held at Wooler last Tuesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 258 head.

The show and sale for The Robin Scott Trophy kindly sponsored by Farmway LTD and expertly judged by T. Comber Esq, Elwick Farm, Belford was won by Messrs RW and K Telford, Branton Eastside with a Limm.x Str weighing 439kg and realising £1190 to the judge. The Reserve Champion was also a Limm.x Str from Messrs E Carse and Son, South Ord weighing 534kg and realising £1125 to Messrs Foley, Mirlaw House. Again an exceptional trade was experienced by all vendors. Many thanks to all concerned.

Leading prices per head: Steers:- Limm.x:- £1200 Ladykirk, £1190 Branton Eastside, £1130 Ladykirk, £1125 South Ord, £1120 Belford Mains, £1110 Brockley Hall, £1105 Ladykirk, £1100 South Ord, £1030 Brockley Hall, £1030, 1020 Belford Mains, £1000 Springfield and Belford Mains. Char:- £1160 (2) East Ditchburn, £1150 (2) Brandon, £1130, £1120 East Ditchburn, £1010 Fawdon Farms. A.A.x:- £1110, £1090, £1080 East Bolton, £1010 Lowick Moorhouse, £1000 Alnham. Herf.x:- £920 Lowick Moorhouse.

Heifers:- Char:- £970 East Ditchburn, £905 Brandon, £890 East Ditchburn, £865 Fawdon Farms, £860 Fawdon Farms and Alnham, £850 (2) Fawdon Farms, £840 East Ditchburn, Fawdon Farms and Alnham. Limm:- £930 Ladykirk, £900 Belford Mains, Springfield and Brockley Hall, £870 Branton Eastside, £850 Barmoor Red House, £825, £820 (2) Branton Eastside. A.A.x:- £900, £890, £880, £860(2) East Bolton.

Leading prices per kilo:- Steers:- Limm.x:- 271.1p, 256.1p Branton Eastside, 249.4p South Ord, 248.7p, 246.6p Fawdon Farms, 239.8p Barmoor Red House, 239.7p, 239.6p Branton Eastside, 237.6p South Ord, 236.5p Fawdon Farms. Char:- 267.4p, 259.6p Fawdon Farms, 250p East Ditchburn, 246.8p Fawdon Farms, 239.3 Alnham, 238.8p, 235.9p East Ditchburn, 232.1p Alnham, 230.2p East Ditchburn.

Heifers:- Limm.x:- 258.6, 245.2p Barmoor Red House, 244.8p, 243.3p Branton Eastside, 236.8p, 229.6p Barmoor Red House, 229.6p Branton Eastside, 226.7p, 223p Shotton, 222p Branton Eastside. Char:- 252.3p, 246.4p, 235.5p, 230.8p Alnham, 232.7p, 230p, 227.3p, 223.2p Fawdon Farms, 222.5p Alnham.

Last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 337 hoggs and 106 ewes. Hoggs heavy and short of requirements, inspec types very short in numbers.

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £100 Shotton, £99 Auchencrow Mains, £98 Titlington Mount, £97.50 East Fleetham, £95 Roddam Estates. Suff.x:- £99.50p Newstead, £99 East Fleetham and Mindrum Farming Co, £96.50p East Fleetham, £96 Titlington Mount, £94.50p Reavley Greens. H.B:- £95 North Lyham.

Ven:- £94.50p North Lyham. BFL:- £93 Titlington Mount.

Leading prices per kilo:- Tex.x:- 220p Amerside Law and Shotton, 216.7p (2) Amerside Law, 211p Shotton.

Ewes also short of numbers.

Leading prices:- Suff.x:- £137 Eildon Cottage, £132 Reston Hill, £125 Lilburn Estates, £116 Reston Hill, £110 Lilburn Estates. B.L:- £135 Eildon Cottage. Tex:- £127 Pasture Hill, £116 Roddam Estates.

Mule:- £99 Pasture Hill. B.F:- £81 Titlington Mount.

Rams:- Suff:- £150, £140 Eildon Cottage, £130 Pawston