MARKET PRICES

ST BOSWELLS

AT St Boswells Mart on Monday, John Swan Ltd sold a total of 93 clean cattle, 47 OTM cattle, 953 spring lambs and 340 ewes.

Bullocks (38) averaged 212.4p per kg (+4.8 p on the week), heifers (51) averaged 202.1p per kg (-3.8p on the week), four young bulls averaged 201p per kg (n/c on the week) and 47 beef type OTM cattle averaged 156p per kg (+1.6p on the week).

The 953 spring lambs averaged 207.6p per kg (+5p on the week) including 530 38-41kgs averaging 210.5p and 340 ewes averaged £88.15, (+£6.09 on the week).

Butchers handy weight cattle were in short demand and sold at premium prices.

Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.31 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.30 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Kirkton 2.28, 2.23 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Low Middleton 2.26 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.19 M/s TA Shaw; Lennoxlove 2.25 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Bee Edge 2.25 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.23 Robert Wilson Butcher; Nisbet 2.20 Ramsay Family Butchers; Phantassie 2.20, 2.16 Malone of Edinburgh; Nisbet 2.17 M/s TA Shaw; Lurdenlaw 2.17 M/s Moor; Traprain 2.17 Malone of Edinburgh; Longnewton 2.16 M/s Moor.

Principal prices per head: Lurdenlaw £1664, £1565.50, £1491, £1481.90; Lennoxlove £1519.20; Mosstower £1480.05.

Cows per head: Thirlestane £1510.50, £1138.50; Burnhouse Mains £1495.20, £1149.20; Mosstower £1451.40, £1400, £1258, £1118.90; Whitlaw £1374.60; Inland Pastures 1248.20; Stagehall £1240.20; Legerwood £1227.45, £1134.60; Hyndsidehill £1135.05; Corsbie £1106, £1093.50.

Cows per kg: Legerwood 1.83, 1.67, 1.63; Traprain 1.80, 1.68, 1.64, 1.63; Burnhouse Mains 1.78, 1.69; Mosstower 1.77, 1.75, 1.70, 1.67; Whitlaw 1.74; Stobswood 1.68; Thirlestane 1.65.

Spring lambs per head: Suff;- £107,£104 Roxburgh Newtown (Nelson), Suff.x;- £99 Birkenside, Huntington and Edrom Mains, £98.50 Byrewalls, Tex.x;- £99 Birkenside, Lower Ashtrees and Sunnycroft, £96.50 Rumbletonrig and Edrom Mains, Zwa;- £98 Pond Cottages (Campbell), Char;- £91 Greenburn, £87.50, £85.50 Penston, Bel;- £83 Ruecastle Cottages (Sandilands).

Spring lambs per kg: Tex.x 2.20 Sunnycroft, 219.5 St Leonards, Suff.x;- 220 Huntington, 211.5 Thornington, Suff;- 208.5 Penston, 208.1 Redpath East End.

Hoggs reached £98 for a pen of Texels from Marigold Farming Co., Chev;- £94 Gilmanscleugh, Suff.x;- £87 Venchen, GF;- £82 Bowland.

Cast ewes: Tex;- £124,£123 Legars, £120 Shoestanes, Bel;- £113 Threeburnford, £101 Wester Deans (McCormack), Suff.x;- £109 Cockburn (Fullerton), £105 Deanfoot (McCreadie), ZWA;- £107 Primo Pots, Char;- £100 Wester Deans (McCormack), BFL;- £95 Burnhouse Mains, GF;- £93 Middlethird, £89 North Synton, Threeburnford & Cockburn, Chev;- £93 Faughhill, CM;- £90 South Common, ML;- £89 Whitmuir.

Rams: Suff;- £133 Bowland, £127 Burnhouse Mains, BFL;- £132 Burnhouse Mains, Tex;- £123 Burnhouse Mains, Chev;- £97 Faughhill.

WOOLER

AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 326 lambs, 18 hoggs and young sheep and 49 ewes.

Lambs forward in larger numbers, with all vendors delighted after a trade that left early week markets behind, more lambs could easily be sold.

Leading prices lambs per head:- Suff.x:- £96.50 Ladykirk, £93 Shotton, £91.80 Ladykirk, £90.80 Holy Island. Tex.x:- £95 Ladykirk, £94 Chesterhill, £91.20 Ladykirk, £91 Chesterhill, £90 Shotton. Bel:- £81, £80.20 Chillingham Home Farm.

Leading prices lambs per kilo:- Bel.x:- 225p, 222.8p, 220p Chillingham Home Farm, 214.9p, 211.8p Fowberry Moor. Suff.x:- 217.1p, 209.3p Fowberry Moor, 207.6p Shotton, 206.7p Ladykirk, 206.4p Holy Island, 203.9p, 203.5p Treaty Park. Tex:- 216.7p Fowberry Moor, 213.8p West Longridge, 212.5p Barelees, 212p Shotton, 211.4p Chesterhill, 211p, 209.3p West Longridge, 208.3p Barelees, 207.1p Holy Island.

Hoggs and young sheep sold to £75.50 and 154.1p from Milfield Demesne.

Ewes scarce and in keeping with easier trends.

Ewes:- Suff.x:- £86, £83 Lamberton. Tex:- £86 Lanton, £72 Milfield Demesne. Mule:- £73 Graden.