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ST BOSWELLS

AT St Boswells Mart on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 95 clean cattle, 81 OTM cattle, 256 spring lambs, 347 old season lambs and 287 ewes.

Bullocks (37) averaged 206.9p per kg (+1.8p on the week). Heifers (51) averaged 200.4p per kg (-1.7p on the week). Young bulls (7) averaged 189p per kg (+0.6p on the week) and 81 beef type OTM cattle averaged 144p per kg (n/c on the week).

Spring lambs (256) averaged 195.6p, £82.93 per head; avge weight 42.8kgs. Old season lambs (347) averaged 159.1p per kg (-14.9p on the week) including 122 38-41kgs averaging 165.4p. Ewes (287) averaged £86.82 (+£11.20 on the week).

Principal prices per kg: Longnewton 2.39 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Bee Edge 2.36, 2.26 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.18 M/s TA Shaw; Lurdenlaw 2.35 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.20 Denholm Meats; Coxydene 2.33, 2.22 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Wester Ulston 2.27 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Lennoxlove 2.26 M/s WTS Forsyth and Son; New Smailholm 2.23, 2.19 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Fairnilee 2.21 M/s R Pringle; Haughhead 2.21 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Crossrig 2.18 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Traprain 2.18 Malone of Edinburgh.

Principal prices per head: Lurdenlaw £1506.75, £1463; Haughhead £1482, £1430.

Cows per head: Thirlestane £1504.50; Kersknowe £1479, £1336; Allarburn £1418.60; Borthwickshiels £1363; Lammerview £1342.35; Wrangham East £1241; Hyndsidehill £1230; Hoselaw £1181.75; Ruletownhead £1173, £1155; Stichill Eastfield £1166.40; Wester Middleton £1153.70.

Cows per kg: Thirlestane 1.77; Allarburn 1.73; Lammerview 1.71; Milrighall 1.70; Kersknowe 1.70, 1.60; Wrangham East 1.70; Ruletownhead 1.70; Wester Middleton 1.66 (2); Hyndsidehill 1.64; East Loanend 1.63; Traprain 1.59, Milfield Demesne 1.59; Stichill Eastfield 1.58; Harehead 1.57.

Bulls: Gateshaw £1519.80 (1.49); Hoselaw £1377.95 (1.27); East Loanend £1334 (1.45).

Spring lambs per head: Tex.x;- £102,£93 Thirlestane, £90 Lochside, Suff.x;- £92 Belmont, £90 Lochside.

Spring lambs per kilo: Suff;- 209 Faughhill, 204.6 Lochside, Tex.x;- 205 Coltcrooks, 202.5 Faughhill.

Hoggs: Principal prices per head: Chev;- £90 Elsdonburn, £88 Towford, Suff.x;- £89 Earlston Mains, £87 New Blainslie and Earlston Mains, GF;- £84 Elsdonburn, Ham;- £84 Stichill Eastfield, BFL;- £82 Burnhouse Mains, Tex.x;- £80 Bonjedward Mill.

Principal prices per kg: Chev;- 183.7, 176 Elsdonburn, She;- 175.7 Gillahill, Suff.x;- 175 Bonjedward Mill.

Cast ewes: HB;- £115, £107 Smailholm Mains, £95 Upper Bolton and Bonjedward Mill, Tex;- £107 Shoestanes, £105 Grizelrig, Char;- £105, £91 Hundalee, Suff.x;- £105 Shoestanes, 3101 Brotherstone and Redheugh (Fleming), BFL;- £103 Burnhouse Mains, £97 Hartside, Lleyn;- £97, £95 Brotherstone, Ham;- £97, £93 Stichill Eastfield, GF;- £87 Burnhouse Mains and Clarilaw Moor, £85 Bettyfield, Zwa;- £87 Fairnilee, BF;- £79 Burnhouse Mains.

Rams: Tex;- £137 Burnhouse Mains, £127 Bettyfield, BFL;- £129 Hartside, £87 Fairnilee, Suff.x;- £129 Burnhouse Mains, £113 Shoestanes, Chev;- £117 Shoestanes, BF;- £89 Hutlerburn.

WOOLER

AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 55 spring lambs, 175 hoggs and young sheep and 128 ewes.

Numbers tight for all classes, but trade above vendors expectations.

Spring lambs per head:- Tex.x:- £94, £90 Lorbottle. Bel.x:- £92 Chillingham Home Farm.

Spring lambs per kilo:- 230p, 222p Chillingham Home Farm.

Hoggs, young sheep per head:- Tex.x:- £113.50 Clarabad Mill, £97 Shipley Smallburn, £96 Shipley Smallburn, £89 North Mains of Cranna, £88.50 Shipley Smallburn, £87.50 Burradon Mains and North Mains of Cranna, £86 Shotton. Bel:- £96.50 Clarabad Mill. Chev:- £89 Branton Eastside, £86.50 North Mains of Cranna. Suff.x:- £89 Shipley Smallburn. Herd:- £86, £85 Whiterig. Mule:- £80.50 Cold Martin.

Ewes:- Suff.x: £117 Shipley Smallburn, £110 Branton Eastside, £106.50 Burradon Mains, £101.50 Haugh Head, £98.50 Haugh Head. Tex:- £109 North Mains of Cranna, £99.50 Allarburn Farm, £95.50 Shipley Smallburn. C.M:- £99 North Mains of Cranna. Chev:- £95.50 Branton Eastside. Mule:- £89 Lorbottle, £88 Shotton, £86.50 Brockley Hall. Bf:- £79 Branton Eastside, £72 Chapelton, East Tulloch. Hamp

Rams:- £109 Allarburn Farm.

BORDER LIVESTOCK

LAST week Border Livestock Exchange Ltd sold 126 prime cattle including 34 cows, 693 prime sheep including 573 new season lambs, 136 store cattle and 158 ewes with lambs at foot.

New season lambs sold to 470p per kg and £98.70 per head from Eastfield of Lempitlaw, Kelso, 460p per kg and £96.60 Cornhill Farm, Cornill, and Berryhill, Berwick. Hoggs to 380p per kg and £79.80 Todrig, Greenlaw.

Home bred Aberdeen Angus cross heifers sold to 355p per kg and £1,217.65 from Bonjedward Mill, Jedburgh. A terrific consignment of 10 Limousin cross steers from Newham Hall, Seahouses, sold to £1,375 and 345p per kg and averaged £1,296. Continental heifers to 340p per kg Belford Mains and Fenwick Steads, Belford. Limousin young bulls to 355p per kg and £1,327 Whitmuirhaugh, Kelso. Cull cows to £1,210 and 275p per kg Stickle Heaton, Cornhill. Dairy cows to 260p per kg and £950 Kelloe Mains, Duns.

Store cattle continue to sell well with numbers sold well up on last year’s sales. A marvellous consignment of 40 Charolais bullocks sold at £1,140 per head. Limousin cross bullocks to £1,080 and Limousin cross heifers to £895. Two fields of aged Mule ewes with 180% Texel lambs at foot sold at £51 per life.