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ST BOSWELLS

AT St Boswells Mart on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 57 clean cattle, 50 OTM cattle, 1,761 new season lambs and 261 ewes.

Bullocks (30) averaged 206.8p per kg (+1.2p on the week). Heifers (27) averaged 212p per kg (+8p on the week) and the 50 beef type OTM cattle averaged 143.3p per kg (n/c on the week).

The 1,761 new season lambs averaged 202.5p per kg (+3.9p on the week) and 261 ewes averaged £90.70 (+£10.48 on the week).

Principal prices per kg: Lurdenlaw 2.33, 2.21 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Cranshaws 2.28 Gosford Bothy Farm Shop, 2.21 Charles Wilson Ltd, 2.19 M/s TA Shaw; Corsbie 2.25 R Wilson Butcher, 2.23 Malone of Edinburgh; Wester Ulston 2.22 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Bee Edge 2.22 Forth Meats, 2.19 Malone of Edinburgh; Lennoxlove 2.21 M/s TA Shaw; Longnewton 2.20, 2.18 Forth Meats; Caverton Mill 2.20 Charles Wilson Ltd; Pathhead 2.20 Malone of Edinburgh; Butchercote 2.19 Malone of Edinburgh.

Principal prices per head: Crookham Dairy £1573.80; Butchercote £1547.60; Lurdenlaw £1542.25, £1508, £1491, £1470, £1462.65, £1456, £1395.95, £1351.40; Lennoxlove £1384.50, £1359.15, £1346.40; Longnewton £1369.90; Bee Edge £1357.80, £1323.70.

Bulls: Butchercote £1757.50 (1.85p); Milfield Demesne £935 (1.10p); Bridgemill £780 (1.30p)

Cows per head: Butchercote £1757.50; Rosebrough £1593.10, £1252.50; Huntington £1285.90, £1264, £1056; Lurdenlaw £1263.80; Ruletownhead £1248.15; Marvingston £1184, £1182.60; Muircleugh £1161.30; West Mains £1116.50; Shoestanes £1060.45; Thorlieshope £1033.60; Chapel Mains £1032.50; Haystoun £1024.10.

Cows per kg: Butchercote 1.85; Rosebrough 1.79, 1.67; Lurdenlaw 1.78; Chapel Mains 1.75; Shoestanes 1.67, 1.58, 1.54; Mervinslaw 1.62, 1.60; Huntington 1.60, 1.58; Oakwood 1.59; Ruletownhead 1.59; Muircleugh 1.58; Bridgemill 1.54.

Spring lambs per head: Tex;- £103 Torsonce Mains(Weir), £99 Huntington and Stobshiel, £95 Crumhaughhill and Saughland, Suff.x;- £98 Huntington, £97 Saughland, £95 Thirlestane and Gilston, Bel;- £91 Craiglea, £86.50 Tynehead, Char;- £94 Crumhaughhill, Ham;- £83.50 Whitehouse. A, HB;- £83 Stobshiel Mains.

Principal prices per kg: Tex.x;- 226.5 Edston, 218.3,217.2 Hawksnest, Suff.x;- 214.5 Hawksnest, 210 Berryhill, 209.8 Nether Tofts, Char;- 211.6 Crumhaughhill, Bel;- 209.5 Craiglea, 206.1 Bedrule.

Cast ewes: Suff.x;- £113 New Blainslie and Huntington, £111 Shoestanes, £109 Wester Middleton and Craigsford Mains, Tex;- £111, £107 Shoestanes, £103 Redheugh and Huntington, CM;- £109 Torwoodlee and Wester Ulston, £107 Torwoodlee and Wester Ulston, HB;- £109 Haltree, £103 Wester Middleton, BFL;- £109, £97 Hartside, Char;- £97, £95 Hundalee, Bel;- £93 Hartside, Chev;- £93 Saughtree, £91 Haltree, GF;- £87 North Synton, Saughland, Bayhill and Langraw.

Rams: £145 Meigle, Tex;- £135 Drinkstone, £125 Shoestanes, Suff;- £135, £119 Shoestanes, BF;- £91 Meigle.

WOOLER

AT their weekly primestock sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,853 lambs, 27 hoggs and young sheep and 353 ewes.

Greater numbers forward, new vendors present adding to atmosphere trade levels slightly easier in keeping with market trends but all in all a great day for everyone present.

Leading prices per head:- Suff.x:- £95 Doune Brae, £93 Holy Island, £86.50 Holy Island, Low Middleton and Great Ryle, £86 Brandon and Ladykirk, £85.50 Shipley Smallburn and Shotton. Tex.x:- £93.50 South Farm, Belford, £92.50 Holy Island, £92 South Lyham, £90 Cresswell Farms, £88.50 Black Heddon, £87.50 Great Ryle, £86 Shipley Smallburn, £85.50 Holy Island, Henlaw and Low Middleton, £85 Low Middleton, Shotton and Lorbottle. Bel.x:- £88 Hillcrest Livestock. Ven:- £84, £83.50, £82 South Lyham. Char:- £82.50 Wandon.

Leading prices per kilo:- Bel.x:- 212.5p (2), 207.6p, 202.7p Chillingham Home Farm, 202.7p Hillcrest Livestock. Tex.x:- 208.5p, 205.3p Henlaw, 205.1p Bewick Folly and Lilburn Estates, 205p Henlaw, 204.9p Shipley Smallburn, 203.7p South Farm, Belford, Village Farm, Seahouses and Henlaw, 202.5p Springhill, Seahouses, 202.4p Low Middleton, 201.3p (2) Henlaw, 200.5p Yetlington Lane, 200p Lilburn Estates and Henlaw. Suff.x:- 198.7p Ladykirk.

Hoggs and young sheep to £87 Brandon

Ewes forward in larger numbers with again leaner types gaining a premium.

Leading prices:- BFL:- £120 Clennell. Suff.x:- 105 West Longridge, £104 Mayfield, £103 Goswick, £99 Mayfield and West Ord, £97.50 Milfield Demesne, £94 Lilburn Estates and West Longridge. Tex.x:- £104 Hillcrest Livestock, £99 Cresswell Farms, £98 Lorbottle, £95 Cresswell Farms. Mule:- £83 Mayfield and West Ord, £82 Cold Martin, £81.50 West Longridge. Bel:- £101 The Loan. BF:- £76 Cold Martin, £72 Lilburn Estates.

Rams:- Tex:- £130 Chillingham Home Farm, £118 Cresswell Farms. Chev:- £100 Alnham. BF:- £93 Alnham.

LONGTOWN

THE Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 66 prime cattle, eight young bulls, 31 over-30 month cattle, 3,430 prime lambs and 5,390 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.

A larger show of prime cattle met a similar trade and the sale was topped at 220.5p, 218.5p and 217.5p for Limousin bullocks shown by A. and W.J. Taylor and Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin heifers sold to 214.5p from R. Neill, Upper Tinwald.

Principal prices per kilo: Bullocks, Limousin – 220.5p, 218.5p, 217.5p (x2), 212.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 212.5p The Gill, 210.5p Dashwell Green, 209.5p Howard House, 209.5p, 207.5p Dashwell Green, 207.5p The Haining House, 207.5p, 206.5p The Gill, 204.5p High Stenries. British Blue – 212.5p The Gill. Charolais – 210.5p Tone Hall.

Heifers, Limousin – 214.5p, 206.5p Upper Tinwald, 204.5p Newby Farm and Smallholms. Charolais – 211.5p Upper Tinwald, 209.5p High Stenries, 208.5p Tone Hall, 207.5p High Stenries, 206.5p Hallburn, 205.5p, 200.5p High Stenries. Simmental – 204.5p Smallholms.

Principal prices per head: Bullocks, Limousin – £1,504 The Gill, £1,453, £1,424, £1,407 Dashwell Green. British Blue - £1,445 The Gill.

Heifers, Limousin – £1,233, £1,208 Upper Tinwald, £1,124 Newby Farm. Charolais – £1,231, £1,216 Upper Tinwald, £1,198 Tone Hall, £1,183, £1,171, £1,141 High Stenries.

Young bulls sold to a top of 215.5p for Limousin from 6 Stonehouse.

A much larger show of 3,430 spring lambs averaged 198.7p per kilo (SQQ 199.1p), well in line with this weeks trading as more numbers come forward. More light weight lambs required. Top of 230.5p per kilo for Texels from Thornthwaite Close and to £127.50 per head for Texels from Maryhill, £122.50, £120.50 Maryhill; Charollais £98.80 Barend, £95.50 Midlock, £87.80 Quarryfield; Beltex £97.80 Albierigg; Suffolk £95.80 Oswie, £94.80 Barnglies and Becton Hall, £90.20 Barnglies; Hill Cheviot £87.80 Nether Brotherstone; Greyface £80.80 Albierigg, £78.20 Softley and Penpeugh, £74.80 Craig Farm; Cheviot Mule £77.80 Terrona; Leicester £76.80 Archerbeck, £71.80 Haggistone Holm; Half Bred £76.20 Earlside, £75.20 Balgray and Earlside; Blackface £75.80 Penpeugh.

An excellent show of 5,390 cast ewes, rams and hoggets were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade a couple of pounds dearer on the week.

Good lean selling ewes remain in demand and were £4 to £5 sharper on the week. Mules and good fleshed hill ewes were easily sold with plain ewes harder to cash. Tups short of requirements and continued to sell at high rates.

Top price of £148.50 for Texel rams from Nether Brotherston, £147.50 Road Side, £140.50 Shaw Cottage; Suffolk £147.50 Broomhills (Sloan), £133.50 Seavers; Charollais £147.50 Wick, £131.50 Road Side; Beltex £128.50 Challoch Mun, £112.50 Crosshow; Dorset £126.50 Severs, £93.50 Wick; Leicester £124.50 Upper Hownam, £120.50 East Cragside; Lleyn £119.50 Whitcastles; Jacob £113.50 Wick; Hill Cheviot £95.50 Rosgill Hall, £89.50 Catslackburn; Blackface £89.50 Upper Hownam, £85.50 Rosgill Hall; Easycare £87.50, £69.50 Kersheugh.

Heavy ewes to £139.50 for Texels from Rosgill Hall, £137.50 Wick, £135.50 Seavers; Leicester £135.50 Taylorburn, £131.50 Newbigging Walls, £109.50 Kirkland Green; Suffolk £118.50 Haithwaite, £116.50 Seavers, £114.50 Haithwaite; Charollais £114.50 Blackhamilton, £112.50, £106.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £103.50 Road Side, £94.50 Earlside, £90.50 Clackmae; Beltex £100.50 Midlock, £84.50 Riggshield; Greyface £82.50 Lanehead. £81.50 Challoch Mun, South Slealands and Severs.