Market Prices

wooler

At their weekly Primestock sale last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 236 hoggs and 82 ewes.

Hogg numbers again tight but fleshy types again sold readily, poorer sorts again hard work.

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £99.50 (2) New Haggerston, £94 Doune Brae, £91 Newstead, £90 East Fleetham, Shotton (3). Oxf:- £97 East Fleetham. Suff.x:- £93.50 East Fleetham, £92.50 Hendersyde, £91.50 Newstead, £90 Hendersyde. HB:- £90 Shotton. Mule:- £90 Shotton.

Leading prices per kilo:- Tex.x:- 210.3p Ladykirk, 208.5p New Haggerston, 204.9p Shotton, 203.5p Ladykirk, 203.4p Doune Brae, 201.2p Ladykirk and Shotton. Suff.x:- 205p North Sharperton, 201.2p Newstead. Chev:- 200p Shotton.

Less flesh available affecting returns.

Leading prices:- Tex.x:- £118 East Fleetham, £83 Milfield Demesne. Oxf:- £96 (2) East Fleetham. Suff.x:- £95 Reston Hill, £94 Fawdon Farms, £91 South Lyham, £90 Haugh Head, East Fleetham. Bel:- £80 New Haggerston. Mule:- £77.50 Milfield Demesne, £74.50, £70 Reston Hill. Chev:- £65 New Haggerston.

Rams:- Tex.x:- £106, £90 New Haggerston.

st boswells

On Monday John Swan Ltd sold 106 clean cattle, 54 OTM cattle, 711 old season lambs, 30 new season lambs and 370 ewes.

Bullocks (44) averaged 231p per kg and sold to 249p (-4p on week), heifers (59) averaged 224p per kg and sold to 260p (-2p on week), three young bulls averaged 154p per kg and sold to 154p (n/c on week) and 54 beef type OTM cattle averaged 154p per kg and sold to 194p (+1p on the week).

Old season SQQ lambs averaged 221.2p per kg (+7.3p on week) and sold to £119, new season lambs averaged 240.3p and sold to £116, ewes averaged £57.64 , and sold to £117. Heavy ewes £73.76, light ewes £36.81

Principal prices per kg: Lurdenlaw £1755, £1668.45, £1644.50, £1624, £1600.80; Upper Nisbet £1573.

Principal prices per head: Bee Edge 260 M/s J Penny and Sons, 2.53 Robert Wilson Butchers, 2.52 W Taylor (Lockerbie), 2.49 M/s Moor; Lurdenlaw 2.49 W Taylor (Lockerbie) Ltd, 2.46 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Pathhead 2.48 M/s Pringle; Upper Hundalee 2.46 M/s TA Shaw; Lennoxlove 2.46 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.43 W Taylor (Lockerbie) Ltd; Caverton Mill 2.46 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Longnewton 2.45 Denholm Meats Supplies; Mosstower 2.45 M/s TA Shaw, 2.44 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Upper Nisbet 2.43 Forth Meat Supplies, 2.42 M/s Moor.

Cows per head: Shotton £1383.30; East Fleetham £1375.20; Bee Edge £1365.10; Eastern Middleton £1361.20; Birkenside £1285.20, £1222.20; Legerwood £1284.40; Hyndsidehill £1244.15, £1131; Lower Greenhill £1221.30, Gledswood £1183.20; Toxside £1183; Ruletownhead £1171.35; Mosstower £1165.80.

Cows per kg: Birkenside 1.94,1.89; East Fleetham 1.91; Bee Edge 1.87,1.77,1.74,1.71; Easter Middleton 1.79; Lower Greenhill 1.77; Shotton 1.74; Gledswood 1.74; Mosstower 1.74; Ruletownhead 1.71; Legerwood 1.69; Northhouse 1.69; Toxside 1.69.

Bulls: Lennoxlove £1353.60 (1.44p); Mailingsland £1149.95 (1.09p).

Lambs per head: Hamp;- £116, £110 East Fortune, Tex.x;- £111, £104 Lochside, Suff.x;- £110, £109 Smailholm Mains.

Lambs per kg: Tex.x 256.4, 253.7 Lochside, Suff.x;- 250 Smailholm Mains.

The 711 hoggs averaged £93.01. Hoggs per head: Suff.x;- £119, £115 Helmburn, Tex.x;- £114 Helmburn, £110 Ednam Mains, Chev;- £112 Gospelhall, £111 Southfield, Char.x;- £Helmburn, Mule;- £100 Swinnie, CHM;- £100 Wester Ulston, BF;- £90 Swinnie, £88 Horseupcleugh.

Hoggs per kg: Chev;- 238.4 Southfield, 236.8 Wester Ulston, Bel.x;- 238.2 Wester Ulston, Suff.x;- 238 Seafield, 235.4 Shielswood, Tex.x;- 232.9 Whiterigg, 232.7 Helmburn.

Cast ewes: Tex.x;- £117, £109 Legars, £101 Burnhouse Mains, Char;- £115 Ladyflat, Chev;- £109 Soutra, £77 Brockhouse, Suff.x;- £107 Legars, £95 Sorrowlessfield and Hyndsidehill, BFL;- £97 Burnhead.P, £85 Foulshiels, CM;- £95 Legars, £87 Halidean Mill, £85 Torwoodlee and Foulshiels, GF;- £83 Forth, £79 Corsbie, £77 Burnhouse Mains, Meigle and Mossilee, BF;- £67 Burnhouse Mains, £61 Broomiebank.

Rams: BFL;- £87 Burnhead. P, Tex;- £71 Mossilee.

longtown

The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 42 prime cattle, 12 young bulls, 36 over 30 month cattle, 45 spring lambs, 4,977 prime hoggs and 3,281 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.

A smaller show of prime cattle saw best quality well fed cattle still making 240p plus with the sale topping at 251.5p twice, both for Limousin bullocks shown by J.C. and D. Nicholson and Son, The Gill, others to 249.5p from A. and W.J. Taylor and Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin heifers topped at 249.5p.