MARKET PRICES

WOOLER

AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 476 hoggs and 111 ewes.

Hoggs a mixed show but classes gained a bit momentum to give vendors greater returns.

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £93.50, £92 Brandon. Chev:- £90 (2) Elsdonburn and Lamberton. Suff.x:- £89.50 Fawdon Farms, £89 Lamberton. BF:- £89, £88.80, £88 Elsdonburn. Mule:- £86.50 Lamberton.

Leading prices per kilo:- Tex.x:- 214.1p Lamberton, 209.2p Shotton, 207p Lamberton, 204.8p Amerside Law. Chev:- 207.3p Lamberton, 207.1p Elsdonburn, 201.3p Shotton. Suff.x:- 202.3p Lamberton. BF:- 202.3p, 201.8p Elsdonburn.

Ewes a mixed show. Leading prices:- Suff.x:- £108 Newburn, £105 Chesterhill, £99 Lilburn Estates. HB:- £104, £100 Brandon. Mule:- £91 Chesterhill. Chev:- £90 Springhill. Chev Rams:- £116 Mordington.

ST BOSWELLS

AT St Boswells Mart on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 75 clean cattle, 58 OTM cattle, 113 spring lambs, 469 old season lambs and 276 ewes.

Bullocks (22) averaged 205p per kg (-4.2p on the week). Heifers (48) averaged 201.5p per kg (-3.6p on the week). Three young bulls averaged 174p per kg (n/c on the week) and 56 beef type OTM cattle averaged 150.5p per kg (n/c on the week).

The 113 spring lambs averaged 213p, £91.74 per head averaging43.1kgs while the 469 old season lambs averaged 175.4p per kg (+1.4p on the week) including: 161 38-41kgs averaging 197.3p. 276 ewes averaged £78.51 (-£3.44 on the week).

Principal prices per kg: Gospelhall 2.29 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.17 Scottish Border Abattoir; Longnewton 2.25; Bee Edge 2.24,2.21 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.19, 2.16 M/s TA Shaw, 2.16 Scottish Border Abattoir; Lurdenlaw M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Shidlaw 2.20 Charles Wilson Ltd, 2.18 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Wester Ulston 2.17 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Cockburn 2.17 M/s J Saunderson Ltd; Butchercote 2.16 M/s Moor; Nisbet 2.16 Gosford Bothy Shop; Jedderfield 2.14 Malone of Edinburgh.

Principal prices per head: Lurdenlaw £1517, £1397.40, £1376.85; Butchercote £1512; Longnewton £1424.80; Humbie Mill £1424.25.

Cows per head: Wedderlie £1560.40, £1444.95; Dunslaw £1435.90, £1369.40; Towford £1344.60; Marchcleugh £1315.60, £1292.20, £1270.20, £1255.60, £1200.60; Marigold £1256; Haltree £1197.20; Headshaw. L £1170.45.

Cows per kg: Marchcleugh 1.84, 1.82, 1.75, 1.74 (2), 1.72; Borthwickshiels 1.78;Traprain 1.71; Wedderlie 1.71, 1.66; Corsbie 1.67; Dunslaw 1.66, 1.64; Haltree 1.64; Langtonlees 1.64; Towford 1.62.

Bulls: Gateshaw £1384 (1.60p); Southfield £1325 (1.25p); Lauder Barns £1282.25 (1.15p).

Spring lambs per head: Tex.x £110 Woodhead, Dewarton, £100 Lochside and Blackshiels, Suff.x £108 Woodhead, Dewarton, £99 Redheugh (Fleming).

Spring lambs per kilo: Tex.x 227.6, 227.3 Lochside, 227.3 Blackshiels, 222.4 Dunslaw, Suff.x;- 221.1 Faughhill, 217.8 Lochside, 215.9 Dunslaw.

Hoggs: Principal prices per head: Suff.x;- £96 Boghall(Turnbull), £95 Bonjedward Mill and Boghall, Tex.x;- £88.50 Whitlaw, £86 New Blainslie, Chev;- £86.50, £84 Monksford, £80 Parkhill, GF;- £Aikeyside, BF;- £79 Parkhill, £76 Swinnie.

Principal prices per kg: Tex.x;- 221.1 Linkshead, 207.3, 202.6 New Blainslie, Chev;- 214.9 Swinnie, 194.3 Saughtree, BF;- 205.4 Swinnie, 200 Saughtree, Suff.x;- 200 Clarilaw, 197.7 Whitlaw, GF;- 193.2 Aikeyside, EC;- 183.3 Bankhouse.

Cast Ewes: Chev;- £113,£105 6 Provest, Peebles(Taylor), £97 Haltree, Tex.x;- £111 6 Provest, Peebles(Taylor), £109 Grizelrig, Suff.x;- £107 Redheugh(Fleming), £103 Legerwood and Hermiston, BFL;- £107 Linkshead, HB;- £103 Bonjedward Mill, BL;- £97 Gilmanscleugh, GF;- £91 Kirktonhill & Linkshead, £87 Kirktonhill, Redheugh (Fleming) and Hermiston, Char;- £89 Ruletownhead, BDM;- £89 Borthwickshiels, CM;- £85 Gilmanscleugh, Lleyn;- £79 Ruletownhead, BF;- £79 Pavilion Est., £75 Linkshead.

Rams: Suff;- £125 Haltree, Tex;- £73 Gilmanscleugh.