MARKET PRICES

ST BOSWELLS

AT St Boswells Mart on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 103 clean cattle, 45 OTM cattle, 854 spring lambs and 405 ewes.

Bullocks (53) averaged 211.9p per kg (-0.5p on the week). Heifers (49) averaged 209.4p per kg (+7.3p on the week). One young bull averaged 2.27p per kg (n/c on the week) and 45 beef type OTM cattle averaged 158.7p per k, (+2.7p on the week).

The 854 spring lambs averaged 212p per kg (+4.4p on the week) including 569 38-41kgs averaging 214.4p and 405 ewes averaged £96.01, (+£7.86 on the week).

At the annual Summer Show and Sale of Prime Cattle, sponsored by ATS Euromaster, the judge Mr R. Pringle, Butcher, Hawick, awarded the Champion, a Heifer from M/s WB Hamilton and Sons, Bee Edge which scaled 575kgs and made 265p per kg, £1523 to M/s Malone of Edinburgh, reserve was awarded to a Bullock from same farm scaled 590kgs and made 250p per kg, £1475 to M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, Peebles.

Class 1: Single Native Bred Bullock: 1st Willowford weight 590 made 2.30 to Martin Baird Butchers;

2nd Willowford weight 615 made 2.10 to Shaw Fine Meats; 3rd Bonnington weight 575 made 1.96 to Scottish Borders Abattoir.

Class 2 : Single Continental Bullock: 1st Bee Edge, weight 590, made 2.50 to M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; 2nd Lurdenlaw, weight 716, made 2.26 to M/s Cropper; 3rd Longnewton, weight 685, made 2.20 to M/s Cropper.

Class 3: Single Native Bred Heifer: 1st Willowford, weight 595, made 2.13 to Scotbeef; 2nd Outerston, weight 510, made 1.90 to Scotbeef; 3rd Outerston weight 480 made 1.84 to Scotbeef.

Class 4: Single Continental Heifer: 1st Bee Edge, weight 575, made 2.65 to Malones of Edinburgh; 2nd Traprain, weight 635, made 2.28 to Malones of Edinburgh; 3rd Longnewton, weight 605, made 223 to M/s Cropper.

Principal prices per head: Bee Edge 2.65 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.50 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Wester Ulston 2.32 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Pathhead 2.31 G and L Archibald Ltd, 2.25 (2) Robert Wilson and M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Low Middleton 2.30 AF Thomson and Son; Willowford 2.30 Martin Baird Butchers; Lennoxlove 2.29 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Caverton Mill 2.29 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Cranshaws 2.28 Gosford Bothy Shop; Traprain 2.28 AF Thomson and Son; Humebyres 2.27 AF Thomson; Lurdenlaw 2.26 M/s Moor; Snawdon 2.25 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Longnewton 2.25 M/s Moor.

Cows per head: Wolfstar £1619.55, 31357.20, £1228.40; Hartside £1475.15; Muircleugh £1436.50; Raecleughhead £1369.40, £1136; Nisbet Mill £1320.30, £1250.60, £1141, £1245.60; Rumbleton £1239.30, £1128; West Newbiggin £1221.75; Pathhead £1098.80; Dunslaw.

Many more lambs could have been sold to farmers’ advantage, sale average 212p per kilo.

Lambs per head: Suff.x;- £100 Greenend and Lee, £97 Lauder Barns, Bel;- £99 Berrymoss, Tex.x;- £98.50 Wormerlaw, 398 Thirlestane, Suff;- £96 Little Swinton(Mackinnon), £93 Berrymoss, HB;- £93 Marvingston, Cha;- £92.50, £90 Thirlestane.

Lambs per kg: Suff.x;- 227.3 Lee, 220.5 Headshaw. L, Tex.x;- 225.8 Huntington, 223.9 Wormerlaw, Bel;- 225, 220 Berrymoss, Cha;- 214.3 Thirlestane, Suff;- 214 Little Swinton ( Mackinnon).

Hoggs reached top prices of £114,£102 for two pens Texels from The Boon, £91.50 Whitehaugh, £91 New Blainslie.

Cast ewes: Tex;- £115 The Boon, £113 Roxburgh Mains, Suff;- £113 Berrymoss, £109 Roxburgh Mains, Suff.x;- £109 Mayfield. R, £107 The Boon and Shoestanes, HB;- £99,£93 Marvingston, CM;- £97 Langtonlees, Chev;- £95 Shoestanes, GF;- £89 Mowhaugh Schoolhouse, Headshaw. L, Crailing Nook and Elmscleugh.

WOOLER

AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 629 lambs, 82 hoggs and young sheep and 121 ewes.

Lambs forward in larger numbers and trade maintained great scope for this centre to handle more. Overall average 209.2p.

Leading prices lambs per head:- Tex.x:- £96.50 Chesterhill, £95, £91.50 Wrangham East, £94 Hillcrest Livestock, £89 Islay Hill and Edrom Mains, £87.50 Chesterhill, £86.50 Clarence House, £86 Edrom Mains, £85.50 Whitsome West Newton and Fowberry Moor. Suff.x:- £89.50 Chesterhill, £89 Clarence House, £86 Shotton and Edrom Mains, £85.50 West Longridge. Bel:- £84 (2) Chillingham Home Farm.

Leading prices lambs per kilo:- Bel.x:- 218.6p 215.4p (2), 212.1p, 209.7p (2) Chillingham Home Farm. Tex.x:- 217.9p Wrangham East, 215.4p Hillcrest Livestock, 214.5p Greenhead, Reston, 214.1p Chesterhill, 211.5p Hillcrest Livestock, 210.3p Islay Hill, 210p (2) West Longridge. Suff.x:- 209.7p Shawdon Woodhouse, 208.3p Fowberry Moor, 208.1p Chesterhill, 207.9p Treaty Park, 207p Clarence House, 206.3p Whitsome West Newton, 205.7p Treaty Park.

Hoggs and young sheep dearer selling to: Price per head, Tex.x:- £87 West Newbiggin, £82.50 Ladykirk. BF:- £84, £83.50 Alwinton. Suff.x:- £82 Ladykirk, £80.50 West Newbiggin.

Price per kilo:- Tex.x:- 176.1p Ladykirk. Chev:- 169.5p, 168.8p, 168.2p Shotton.

Ewes forward in larger numbers and met great demand to show great rise on the week.

Leading prices:- Suff.x:- £115 (2) East Fleetham, £113 West Newbiggin, £110, £109 Wandon. Tex.x:- £115 Wandon, £109 West Newbiggin, £108 Wandon and Islay Hill, £100 Wandon. HB:- £104 West Newbiggin. Mule:- £90 Milfield Demesne and West Newbiggin.

Rams:- Tex:- £115 Wrangham East.t