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ST BOSWELLS

AT their weekly Primestock sale on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 82 clean cattle, 94 OTM cattle, 1,708 new season lambs and 513 ewes.

Bullocks (39) averaged 208.5p per kg and sold to 239p (+0.3p on week) and heifers (39) averaged 208.3p per kg and sold to 238p (-0.3p on week).

Four young bulls averaged 196.3p per kg and sold to 199p (n/c on week) while 94 beef type OTM cattle averaged 124.7p per kg and sold to 187p (+1.3p on the week).

The 1,708 new season lambs averaged 161.3p per kg and sold to £92 (+10.7p on week) and 513 ewes averaged £46.24 and sold to £91 (n/c on week).

Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.39 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.38 Robert Wilson Butchers; Greenknowe 2.36 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.25 M/s Penny and Sons; Humebyres 2.36 M/s J Penny and Sons; Redden 2.30 Charles Wilson; Ramrig 2.29 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.23 M/s T A Shaw; Traprain 2.28 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.26 Colin Peat; Longnewton 2.27, 2.26 M/s J Penny and Sons; Lennoxlove 2.26 Robert Wilson Butcher, 2.20 Ramsay Butcher; Upper Nisbet 2.24 Craig Douglas Butcher; Upper Hundalee 2.20 Malone of Edinburgh.

Principal prices per head: Bee Edge £1457.90, £1392.30; Upper Nisbet £1438.80, £1401.60; Humebyres £1404.20.

Cows per head: Mosstower £1458.60, £1197, £1151.15; Huntington £1440; Ecclaw £1422.75, £1131; Humebyres £1369.40; Shoestanes £1300; Hoselaw £1242; Corsbie £1224.60; Dalkeith Home Farm £1212.60, £1124.55, £1113.50; Timpendean £1146.75; Upper Blainslie £1094.75.

Cows per kg: Mosstower 1.87, 1.71; Huntington 1.80, 1.59; Dalkeith Home Farm 1.72, 1.70, 1.53; Timpendean 1.65, 1.55; Humebyres 1.64; Corsbie 1.57; Skelfhill 1.54; Hutlerburn 1.53; Upper Blainslie 1.51; Meigle 1.45 Hoselaw 1.45.

Bulls: Meigle £1537(1.45)

Principal prices - Lambs per head: Tex.x;- £92 Saughland, £90 The Lee, £89, £87.50 Crumhaughhill, Suff.x;- £90, £85 The Lee, £81 Headshaw L, Bel;- £86 Sydenham, £78 Hartside, Chev;- £73 Dere Street, Char;- £72 Woodhouse, GF;- £67 Beirhope, £66.50 Saughtree.

Principal prices lambs per kg: Tex.x;- 204.8 Craighouse, 198.9 Crumhaughhill, Bel;- 195.5, 194.9 Sydenham, Suff.x;- 172.1 Woodhouse, 169.8 Belmont and Torwoodlee Mains.

Cast ewes: Suff;- £91 Dere Street, CM;- £83 Langtonlees, HB;- £81 Bonjedward Mill, Suff.x;- £81 Bedrule, Tex;- £77 Bonjedward Mill and Bedrule, £75 Langtonlees, GF;- £61 Cathpair, £57 Redpath East End and Bedrule, Char;- £55 Whitehope. I, BF;- £55 Carterhouse. J.

Rams: Suff;- £87 Ecclaw, Ham;- £87 Ecclaw and Bridgelands, Zwar;- £79 East Bridgelands, Tex;- £79 Ecclaw.

WOOLER

AT Wooler Primestock Sale held last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 896 lambs and 129 ewes.

With recent national trade at a low, caused a smaller show of both lambs and ewes, as a result trade seemed to be a touch dearer but with no sign of the long term trade changing.

Leading prices per head:- Suff.x:- £76, £75, £74 Lilburn Estates (Roseden). Tex:- £75.50 South Ditchburn, £75 Greenhead, Reston (2), Hoprig and Wandon, £74 M Hall, South Charlton, £73.50 Wandon, £73 Low Middleton, £72 South Charlton, Shipley Smallburn, £71 South Ditchburn, Springhill, Seahouses (2), Elwick, £70 Kettleburn (2). Suff.x:- £74 Springhill, Seahouses, £70 South Lyham (2), Craighouse, £69.50 North Sharperton, £68.50 Craighouse, Low Middleton and East Fleetham. Cha:- £74 Wandon, £70 Elwick (2), £67.50 Lemmington Hill Head. Bel:- £70 Roddam, £69 Ladykirk. Chev:- £65 South Charlton. Ven:- £65.50 South Lyham.

Leading prices per kilo:- Bel:- 179.5p Roddam, 173p, 164.3p Ladykirk, 160.7p Roddam. Tex:- 171.6p South Ditchburn, 169.8p Low Middleton, 168.3p Ladykirk, 165p Lorbottle, 164.6p Roddam, 163.3p Wandon, 161.9p Ladykirk, East Fleetham and Pallinsburn, 161.4p South Ditchburn and Elwick, 160.7p Lemmington Hill Head and Roddam, 159.6p Greenhead, Reston, 159.5p Castlelaw. Suff.x:- 156p Castlelaw, 155.7p Craighouse, 153.5p Roddam, 152.3p Shipley Smallburn. Cha:- 169.2p, 161.3p, 159.1p (2), 156.8p, 151.2p Elwick, 151p Wandon, 150p Lemmington Hill Head. Chev:- 154.8p South Charlton. GF:- 151.3p Craighouse.

Ewes, leading prices:- Mule:- £82 Wandon, £55 Hoprig, £52 Ross Farm and Ladykirk. Tex:- £80 Chillingham Newtown Sheep, £75 Wandon, £65 M Hall, South Charlton and Hoprig, £58 Hoprig, Springhill, Seahouses, £55 Todrig and Ladykirk. Lei:- £55 Todrig. Suff.x:- £74 Wandon, £70 Springhill, Seahouses, £66 Hoprig, £65 Doune Brae, £60 Ross Farm. CM:- £60 South Charlton. BF:- 75 Clennell.

LONGTOWN

THE Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 30 prime cattle, eight young bulls, 41 over 30 month cattle, 5,293 prime lambs and 8,307 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.

A small show of prime cattle but a slightly improved show for quality on offer.

The sale was topped at 218.5p for a Limousin heifer from D.J. Garthwaite and Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage. Limousin bullocks sold to 210.5p from T. Armstrong and Sons, Sceughdyke.

Principal prices per kilo: Bullocks, Limousin 210.5p Sceughdyke, 207.5p Becton Hall, 200.5p Riggfoot. 192.5p Sandbed. Heifers, Charolais 204.5p Swaites, Simmental 184.5p Sceughdyke. Limousin 218.5p, 208.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 190.5p Haining House.

Principal prices per head: Bullocks, Limousin £1463 Sceughdyke. £1411 Becton Hall, £1324 Haining House.

There was a small show of prime bulls forward selling to 217.5p for Limousin from M. and G.A Nicholson, The Lake.

Principal prices per kilo: Limousin 217.5p, 213.5p The Lake. Friesian 171.5p, 162.5p Becton Hall.

Principal prices per head: Limousin £1392, £1345 The Lake.

A better show of OTM were on offer and with plenty of keen bidding, saw trade slightly sharper for the better end of cows. Top price of 184.5p for a Limousin shown by J.W. Slack and Son, Newby Farm.

Limousin stock bulls sold to 163.5p from J Robertson and Son, Becks.

Principal prices per kilo: Limousin 184.5p Newby Farm, 178.5p Swaites, 127.5p Riggfoot, 119.5p The Side. Charolais 174.5p Shankbridgend, 143.5p, 135.5p Greystoke Castle. British Blue 113.5p Laverhay. Aberdeen Angus 141.5p The Shaws, 138.5p Sorbie, 136.5p, 133.5p, 120.5p, 118.5p, 117.5p The Shaws.

Principal prices per head: Limousin £1180 Newby Farm, £954 Swaites, £945 Clarghyll, £812 The Side. Charolais £1177, £1084 Greystoke Castle, £881 Shankbridgend. Aberdeen Angus £1146, £1081, £962 The Shaws, £941 Sorbie, £846, £817 The Shaws. Limousin Bull £1471 Becks.

The 5,293 lambs averaged 157p with a large number of small and store lambs forward, with good quality well fleshed export weight lambs being 165-175p.

The best quality lambs were 180-200p and more quality lambs were required to fullfill buyers orders.

Top price per kilo 210p for Beltex from A Bell, Hillcrest and to £100 per head for Texels from A Pirie, Machrihanish Farm. Other Texels £91.50 Skelfhill, £84.80 Ashley Park; Suffolk x £87.80 Skelfhill, £85.80 Sceughdyke, £80 Tinnis Hall; Cheviots £61.80, £60, £59.80 Potholm; Charollais £86.80 The Wreay, £78.80 Leaona Villa, £77.20 Sceughdyke, £75.20 The Wreay; Halfbreds £67.80, £59.80 High Moat; Greyface £72.80 Glenlea, £71.80 Greensburn, £69.80 Pitland Hills; Cheviot Mules £63.80 Skelfhill; Leicesters £55 Penpeugh; Blackface £63.80 Penpeugh, £61.80 Minsca, £56.80 Penpeugh; Beltex £83.80 Hillcrest, £78.80 Shoestanes, £76.80 Wallend; Zwartbles £60 Newington; Kerry £69.80 Pilmuir.

Lightweight lambs to £61.80 for Texels from Cowcorse, £59.80 Gibbs Hill, £58.80 Wallend; Suffolk x £59.20 Commonside; Cheviot £56.80 Airds of Balcary, £52.80 Mid Harrietsfield, £52.20 Brocklewath; Charollais £46.80 Crossibeg; Greyface £42 Airds of Balcary, £41.80 Haithwaite; Blackface £50.80 Gibblaston, £45.80 Brantwood, £43.80 Ballywilline; Swaledale £34.80 Cowcorse; Jacob £32.80 Cowcorse; Easycare £40 Viewfield.

In the cast ewes and rams big heavy ewes were easy to sell and in demand with smaller plainer ewes plentiful in numbers and still hard to sell.

Heavy ewes to £118.50 for Texels from Bascodyke Foot and for Suffolk rams from Eastgate.

Other Texels £112.50 Bascodyke Foot, £108.50 Roadside; Suffolk x £93.50 Marygate, £92.50 Roadside, £88.50 Baron Road; Bleu de Maine £88.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £88.50 Severs, £85.50 Eastgate; Halfbred £67.50 Eastgate; Greyface £77.50 Marygate, £76.50 Woodhead, £75.50 Todhillwood and Kirtlevale; Cheviot Mules £61.50 Relief and South Mains; Leicester £86.50 Penpeugh, £78.50 Roadside and Marygate, £76.50 Eastgate; North Country Cheviot £79.50 Roadside, £78.50 Severs, £69.50 Keith; Beltex £103.50 Main Street, £90.50 Abbey Cowper, £84.50 Woodhead; Zwartblews £77.50 Severs; Wensleydale £69.50 Fellview; Wiltshire £69.50 Roadside.

Light ewes to £78.50 for Llyn from Mitchelston; Cheviot £65.50 West Street, £62.50 Watergate, £59.50 Marygate; Blackface £67.50, £52.50 Pitland Hills, £52.50 High Staward, £51.50 Eastgate; Swaledale £44.50 Rawfoot, £43.50 Dawn House; £39.50 Dale House; Herdwicks £30 Backgate; Clun £43.50 Polmaise; Lonk £40 Cleuchhead.

Goats to £62.50 Ballimachiller, £54.50 Baron Road, £49.50 Ballimachiller.

Suffolk rams £118.50 Eastgate, £100 Severs; Cheviot £80.50 Eastgate; Texels £108 Minsca, £100 Ballimachiller, £95.50 Patties Hill; Rouge £88 Blackhamilton; Charollais £95 Blackhamilton, £90 Severs; Leicester £100.50 Dale House, £100 Minsca; Blackface £76.50 Yatesfield, £67.50 High Staward, £66.50 Crindledykes.