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ST BOSWELLS

AT St Boswells Mart on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 111 clean cattle, 61 OTM cattle, 1,463 spring lambs and 656 ewes.

Bullocks (58) averaged 202.4p per kg (-3.6p on the week).

Heifers (42) averaged 200p per kg (-5.2p on the week).

The 11 young bulls averaged 178p per kg (n/c on the week) and 61 beef type OTM cattle averaged 145.3p per kg, (n/c on the week)

Spring lambs averaged 188.3p per kg (+2.2p on the week) including 878 38-41kgs averaging 190p and 656 ewes averaged £76.26.

Principal prices per kg: Herdmanston Mains 2.30 M/s Moor, 2.21 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.20 Malone of Edinburgh; Bee Edge 2.24 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.21 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.20 (3) M/s TA Shaw and (2) M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Longnewton 2.22 M/s Moor; Pathhead 2.21 M/s R Pringle, 2.15 (2) M/s TA Shaw and M/s J Saunderson Ltd; Jedderfield 2.19 Malone of Edinburgh; Corsbie 2.16 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Wester Ulston 2.15 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons.

Principal prices per head: Lurdenlaw £1586.50, £1475.80, £1474.40, £1452.25, £1450; Herdmanston Mains £1414.50.

Cows per head: Headshaw. L £1416; Rules Mains £1280; Old Castles £1208.25, £1120.05, £1102.95; Gainslaw Hill £1146.10; South Common £1109.70; Kittyfield £1101.60; Woodhouse £1095.15, £1012.60; Muircleugh £1072.50; Craighouse £1051.05; Northhouse 1029; Priesthaugh £992; Newmains £991.20; Lammerview £990.

Cows per kg: Old Castles 1.79, 1.71; Woodhouse 1.66, 1.59, 1.58; South Common 1.62, 1.54, 1.51; Standhill 1.60, 1.50; Headshaw. L 1.60; Rules Mains 1.60; Priesthaugh 1.55; Kittyfield 1.53; Whitehaugh 1.52; Lammerview 1.50.

Bulls: Hexpath £1712 (1.60p); Middlestead £1406.20 (1.58p); Longniddry £1384.50 (1.30p); Todshawhaugh £1356.80 (1.28p); Heriot Mill £1140 (1.14p).

Spring lambs per head: Suff;- £98 Roxburgh Newtown (Nelson), Tex.x;- £97 Legars, £96 Muircleugh and Huntington, Suff.x;- £94 Hume Orchard, £91.50 Wester Middleton, £90 Headshaw.L, Char;- £86 Thirlestane.

Spring lambs per kg: Tex.x;- 210.9 Legars, 202.8 The Bow, 202.5 Legars, Suff.x;- 196.3 Huntington, 195.7 Headshaw.L, Char;- 192.7 Thirlestane.

Hoggs reached a top price of £92 from Braehead for Zwarbles and £79 for a Texel from Harwood, Bonchester.

Cast ewes: Tex;- £115 Satchells, £113 Holybush, £111 Huntington, Suff;- £111, £93 Brotherstone, BH;- £103, £97 Haltree, Bel;- £97 Kersheugh, Suff.x;- £95 Huntington and Marvingston, £93 Legerwood, Chev;- £95, £87 Haltree, CM;- £97 Redheugh(Fleming), £87 Mossburnford, CF;- £83 Mossburnford, £80 Holybush, BFL; £79 Fairnilee.

Rams: Tex;- £139, £131 North Synton, £125 Hermiston, BFL; £115 Holybush.

WOOLER

AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1418 lambs, 31 hoggs and young sheep and 262 ewes.

Lambs forward in greater numbers, more buyers present supplying new outlets resulting in trade leaving early week markets well behind.

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £86 Holy Island, £84 Chesterhill and Branton Eastside, £83.50 Shipley Smallburn and Holy Island (2), £81.50 Holy Island, £81 Village Farm, Seahouses, £80.50 Low Middleton, £80 Great Ryle, Holy Island and South Charlton. Suff.x:- £85, £82 Holy Island, £83.50 Chesterhill, £82 South Bellshill, £80.50 Low Middleton, £80 South Bellshill. Bel.x:- £78.50 Ladykirk, £77.50 Redden.

Leading prices per kilo:- Bel.x:- 202.9p, 197.3p, 194.6p Chillingham Home Farm, 198.7p Hillcrest Livestock, 197.2p (2) Fowberry Moor, 191.5p Ladykirk. Suff.x:- 198.7p Fowberry Moor. Tex.x:- 193.8p Ladykirk, 193.6p Black Heddon, 191.9p Fowberry Moor, 190.2p Branton Eastside.

Hoggs and young sheep again sold well selling to £86.50, £84.50 Fawdon Farms, £80.80 Mindrum Farming Co.

Ewes a larger show, fat types hesitant lean sorts dear.

Leading prices:- Tex.x:- £98 Yetlington Lane, £95, £93 Shipley Smallburn. Suff.x:- £97.20 Mayfield, £97 West Longridge, £96.50 Middle Ord, £95 Lilburn Estates, £94 Clennell, Fawdon Farms, Thornington and Chillingham Home Farm, £92.50 West Longridge, £91.50 Thornington. Mule:- £79 Newlands. Chev:- £81.80 Linbrig. BF:- £71.20 Fawdon Farms.

Rams:- Tex.x:- £111 Ladykirk. BFL:- £109 Titlington Mount.