MARKET PRICES

ST BOSWELLS

AT St Boswells Mart on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 96 clean cattle, 51 OTM cattle, 485 spring lambs and 209 ewes.

Bullocks (45) averaged 207.6p per kg (+0.3p on the week). Heifers (46) averaged 205.9p per kg (+3.7p on the week). Five young bulls averaged 176p per kg (n/c on the week) and 51 beef type OTM cattle averaged 154.4p per kg (+7.4p on the week).

The 485 spring lambs averaged 202.6p per kg, £84 41.5kg in weight (+13.1p on the week), including 227 37-41kgs averaging 206.7p, and 209 ewes averaged £82.06 (+£3.85 on the week).

Principal prices per kg: Wester Ulston 2.30 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.20 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Lennoxlove 2.27 Denholm Meat Supplies; Bee Edge 2.26 (2) M/s TA Shaw and Malone of Edinburgh, 2.25, 2.20 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Nisbet 2.26 Gosford Bothy Shop; Gospelhall 2.24 M/s R Pringle; Redden 2.21 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Low Middleton 2.21 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Cockburn 2.20 M/s TA Shaw, 2.19 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Lurdenlaw 2.20 (2) M/s Moor and Scotbeef; Faughhill 2.18 Charles Wilson Ltd.

Principal prices per head: Lurdenlaw £1476.80, £1472.75, £1469.70, £1445.35, £1438.20, £1430, £1419.

Cows per head: Kersknowe £1524.05, £1442.55, £1245.60; Tannage Brae £1411; Ecclaw £1344.35, £1185.35; Wolfstar £1323.45, £1127.25; Traprain £1235.80, £1157.65; Grasmiston £1230.15, £1222.65; Newton £1141.65; Snawdon £1109.85.

Cows per kg: Kersknowe 1.87, 1.77, 1.73; Mailingsland 1.81, 1.75, 1.71, 1.69;Grasmiston 1.77, 1.71; Over Newton 1.77, 1.69; Wolfstar 1.73, 1.67; Tannage Brae 1.70; Traprain 1.69, 1.67.

Bulls: Huntington £1570.80 (1.54p); Elmscleugh £1183 (1.40p)

Spring lambs per head: Suff.x;- £94 Primside, £90.50 Hyndsidehill (Ewan Fleming), Tex.x;- £92 Lochside, £91 Huntington, Suff;- £87 Shoestanes, Cha;- £83.50 Penston. Spring Lambs per kg: Tex.x;- 216.7 Headshaw. L, 211 Primside, Cha;- 210.8 Penston, Suff.x;- 205.4 Penston, 204.9 Headshaw. L.

Hoggs reached a top price of £83 for a pen of Texels from Southfield H.

Cast ewes: Suff;- £97,£87 Shoestanes, HB;- £95 Bonjedward Mill and Upper Bolton, Suff.x;- £95 Huntington, £93 Wormerlaw, Grizelrig and Upper Bolton, Tex;- £95 Wormerlaw, Bankhouse and Elmscleugh, £93 Bonjedward Mill, Huntington, Grizelrig and Symington Mains, CM;- £93, £89 Elmscleugh, GF;- £81 Bonjedward Mill, Grizelrig, Elmscleugh, Greenend and Nether Howden.

Rams: Tex;- £95 Wormerlaw, Bankhouse and Elmscleugh, £93 Bonjedward Mill, Huntington, Grizelrig and Symington Mains, Suff.x;- £97 Symington.

WOOLER

AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 232 lambs, 33 hoggs and young sheep and 120 ewes.

Lambs were in keen demand with all classes giving vendors greater returns than early week markets, numbers coming forward but more needed for buyers requirements.

Leading prices, lambs per head:- Suff.x:- £87 Holy Island, £83.50 Treaty Park, £81 Holy Island, £80 Chesterhill. Bel.x:- £87, £85.50, £85, £81, £80 Chillingham Home Farm. Tex.x:- £85, £83 Holy Island, £82.50 Shotton, £82 Holy Island, £81.50 Newstead, £81 West Longridge, £80 Treaty Park and West Longridge.

Leading prices, lambs per kilo:- Bel.x:- 228.6p, 218.9p, 218p, 208.5p, 202.3p Chillingham Home Farm. Tex.x:- 205.3p Shotton, 205.1p Treaty Park, 200p West Longridge.

Hoggs, young sheep per head:- £77 Black Heddon, £76 Holy Island, £75 Mindrum Farming Co.

Hoggs, young sheep per kilo:- 144.8p Elwick.

Ewes in keeping with easier trends.

Ewes:- Suff.x:- £96, £89 Lilburn Estates, £90 Mindrum. Tex.x:- £88 Black Heddon, £84 Elwick. BFL:- £80 East Haugh Farm. Mule:- £80 Hoppen Hall.

Rams:- Suff.x:- £85 Mindrum.