MARKET PRICES

ST BOSWELLS

John Swan Ltd sold 66 clean cattle, 54 OTM cattle, 1953 spring lambs, 838 ewes

Bullocks (23) averaged 211p per kg (+4.2p on the week); heifers (41) averaged 212.2p per kg, (+0.2p on the week); 2 young bulls averaged 212.5p per kg, (n/c on the week); 54 beef type OTM cattle averaged 137.3p per kg, -2.3p on the week); 1953 spring lambs averaged 197.1p per kg, (-5.4p on the week); 838 ewes averaged £65.92.

Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.31, 2.25 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons, 2.23 Robert Wilson Butcher; Wester Ulston 2.28 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons, 2.21 M/s TA Shaw; Lurdenlaw 2.26 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, 2.23 Forth Meat Ltd, 2.21 M/s Moor; Caverton Mill 2.24, 2.23 Charles Wilson Ltd, 2.24 Ramsay Family Butchers; Redden 2.24 M/s Hutton; Wester Middleton 2.22 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Corsbie 2.21 Denholm Meats; Penston 2.21 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, 2.20 M/s R Pringle.

Principal Prices per Head: Lurdenlaw £1693.20,£1583.40,£1569.10,£1558.75,£1503.80; Longnewton £1497.60; Lennoxlove £1455.20.

Cows per head: Kaeside £1336.60, £1070.70; Buskin £1279.55, £1075.20, £1044, £938.40; 
Cockhall £1240.30, £1021.20; East Loanend 
£1226.70; Roxburgh Mains £1162.80, £1029.50; Cammerlaws £1144.80; Middlesknowes £1022.25; Stoneypath £1020.50; Angelraw £965.85;Bridgemill £942.50.

Cows per kg: East Loanend 1.74; Buskin 1.68,1.57,1.50,1.45; Kaeside 1.66, 1.63; Cammerlaws 1.59, 1.55; Cockhall 1.58,1.48; Roxburgh Mains 1.52;Kirktonhill 1.51,1.45; Colmslie 1.49; Priesthaugh 1.45.

Spring Lambs per head: Avge £80.28 per head. Suff.x £98.50 Stoneypath, £97.50 Lochside, £95 Northhouse, Tex.x;- £98 Howford (McSporran), £94.50 Upper Tofts, £94 Crookston, Bel;- £96,£88 Redden, £84.50 Wester Deans(McCormack), Char;- £83 Borthwickshiels, GF;- £82.50 Burncastle, £82 Harehead.

Principal prices per kg: Bel;- 226.5 Wester Deans(Purves), 222.4 Wester Deans (McCormack) Suff.x;- 214.3,204.8 Huntington, Tex.x;- 210 Upper Tofts, 207 Huntington.

Cast Ewes: Tex;- £103 Greenend, £97 Craigsford Mains, £95 Saughland, £93 Mossburnford, Suff.x;- £90 Lochside, £89 Hermiston, CM;- £85 Ecclaw, £83 Torwoodlee, Lleyn;- £81 Ruletownhead, BFL;- £81 Kaeside, Bel;- £79 Wester Deans (McCormack), Chev;- £79 Mossburnford, GF;- £75 Saughland, Hermiston & Stoneypath.

Rams: Tex;- £147 Huntershall, £127 Berryhill, £125 Huntershall, £109 Lochside, Suff;- £145 Lylestane, £131 Trows Cottage(Nelson).

WOOLER

AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,614 lambs and 357 hoggs, young sheep and ewes.

Brighter weather conditions curtailed

accurate numbers slightly, participating vendors receiving excellent returns leaving last years trade well behind to average 205p

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £104 Wrangham East, £97.50 Ladykirk, £94.50 (2) Great Ryle, £94 Ladykirk and Fenham Hill, £93 South Lyham, £92.50 The Hagg, £92 Clarabad Mill, £91.50 Great Ryle and No 8 Mordington, £90 Crookham Dairy and Clarabad Mill. Suff.x:- £103 Branton Eastside, £100.50, £97 Great Ryle, £95 Shotton, £94.50 East Fleetham and Brandon, £93.50 South Bellshill, £90.50 Kinross, Bamburgh. Ven.x:- £92 (2) South Lyham. Bel.x:- £90 Clarabad Mill.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 227p, 218.8p Henlaw, 210.5p High Learchild. Tex.x:- 220.3p Linbrig, 219.7p, 219.2p Village Farm, Seahouses, 217.1p Bewick Folly, 215.8p Marshall Meadows, 213.8p, 211.3p Black Heddon, 213.2p Linbrig and Henlaw, 212.8p Thornington, 212.5p Henlaw, 212.2p Marshall Meadows, 211.8p Henlaw, 211.3p Thornington and Crookham Dairy, 211p The Hagg. Suff.x:- 212.3p Old Cambus, 208.3p Milfield

Demesne, 207.5p Branton Eastside, 206.3p Great Ryle, 205.8p Fenham Hill, 205.7p Kinross, Bamburgh, 204.9p Shipley Lane and Brandon, 204.7p Chesterhill, 202.6p High Learchild. Ven.x:- 203.5p South Lyham. Chev:- 202.7p Bewick Folly, 200p Humbleheugh. Char:- 210p Craighouse. Mule:- 200p Henlaw.

Hoggs and young sheep sold to:- Suff.x:- £105, £90 East Fleetham, £80 West Moneylaws. Tex.x:- £94 Berryhill, £83 Ladykirk.

Ewes forward in similar numbers, trade a bit more buzz to make returns slightly dearer on the week.

Leading prices:- Tex.x:- £118 Wrangham East, £115 Broadmeadows, £98, £94 Berryhill, £90 Marshall Meadows. Suff.x:- £99 West Longridge and Berryhill. Oxf:- £93 East Fleetham. Chev:- £90 Hillcrest Farming. Mule:- £85 South Lyham, £80 Howtel, Berryhill, Chesterhill, Ladykirk and West Longridge. Milk:- £85, £83 Baldersbury Hill. BF:- £74 Ladykirk.

Rams:- Suff:- £120 Thornington, £115 West Moneylaws.