Market Prices

ST BOSWELLS

On Monday, John Swan Ltd sold 65 clean cattle, 65 OTM cattle, 2,047 new-season lambs and 1.027 ewes. Bullocks (17) averaged 237.8p per kg and sold to 265p (+3.4p on week). Heifers (48) averaged 238.8p per kg and sold to 269p (-2.0p on week). 65 beef type OTM cattle averaged 118.9p per kg and sold to 175p (+2.0p on the week). 2,047 new season SQQ lambs averaged 185.6p per kg (+4.2p on week) and sold to £97. 1027 ewes averaged £42.86 and sold to £79 & £119 for tups. Heavy ewes £62.87, Light ewes £35.11. Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.69, 2.68 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons, 2.59 M/s Copper, 2.57 W Taylor (Lockerbie), 2.56 Robert Wilson butcher, 2.50 M/s TA Shaw; Lennoxlove 2.56 M/s Cropper, 2.51 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, 2.50 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons; Longnewton 2.50 M/s R Pringle, 2.48 Linton Butchers; Haughhead 2.50 Malone of Edinburgh; Ramrig 2.48 M/s Cropper. Principal prices per head: Bee Edge £1600.55, £1576.75, £1554, £1548.80, £1542, £1525. Cows per head: Hyndsidehill £1212.60, £1161, £1077.30, £1056.25, £962.50; Oakwood £1181.25; Ecclaw £1082.30, £1012.50; Ford Westfield £1073.25, £965.85; Phantassie £1057.35, £1006.25; Kirkton £1054.10, £1026; Milrighall £939.80; Marchcleugh £933.45. Cows per kg: Phantassie 1.75, 1.33(2);Oakwood 1.75; New Blainslie 1.57; Marchcleugh 1.47; Ford Westfield 1.45, 1.37, 1.35; Birkenside 1.43; Hyndsidehill 1.41, 1.35, 1.33; Ecclaw 1.37; Priesthaugh 1.35; Kirkton 1.35. Prime and cast sheep: Lambs per head: Tex.x;- £97 Burnhouse Mains, £91 Hartside, Suff.x;- £93 Burnhouse Mains, £89 Burnhouse Mains and Hartside, Suff;- £90 Springhouse, Bel;- £87.50, £86 Hartside, Char;- £84 Crumhaughhill, £81 New Blainslie, GF;- £80 Hartside, £77 Burncastle, Chev;- £76.50 Whitehill, £75

Stagehall, CM;- £76.50 Whitehill, BFL;- £76 Hartside. Lambs per kg: Tex.x;- 201.3 Winkston, 200 Huntington & Crumhaughhill, Bel;- 195.5 Hartside, Suff.x;- 193.8 Blegbie, 193.6 Stagehall, 191.3 Huntington and Kittyfield, Char;- 186.1 Ladyflat, 184.1 New Blainslie, Chev;- 183.8 West Deloraine. Cast ewes: Tex;- £79 Holydean, BFL;- £79 Brockhouse, HB;- £77 Blackhill, Suff.x;- £71 Shoestanes, Chev;- £65 Upper Samieston, CM;- £65 Gilston, £63 Lylestane, GF;- £63 Firth, Lly:- £63 Holydean, Char;- £63 Borthwickshiels, WFW;- £59 Craigsford (Douglas), Jac;- £51 Beirhope, BF;- £45 Falside and Carterhaugh. Rams: Tex;- £119 Burnhouse Mains, £111 Beirhope, Chev;- £69 Bowerhope, BFL;- £67 Burnhouse Mains, BF;- £65 Over Newton.

AT JOHN Swan Ltd’s multi-breed store and suckled calf sale last Thursday, 350 cattle were sold. Champion was awarded to Chapelhill, Peebles for a Charolais.x Bullock scaling 405kgs and realising £1130 to the judge, Mr R. Mitchell, Howlett Hall. The reserve was awarded to Foulshiels, Yarrow, for a Limousin.x Heifer scaling 415kgs and realising £1020. Bullocks per head: Char.x;- £1250 Chapelhill. P, £1225 North Synton, £1170. Todshawhaugh, AA.x;- £1200, £1110, £1055 Kirktonhill, £1055 Pogbie, Lim.x;- £1100 Helmburn, Grove & Craiglea, £1090 North Synton & Craiglea, BSH;- £1080, £1060 Kirktonhill/Glengelt, Sim.x;- £1040 North Synton, £1020 Kirktonhill. 182 b ullocks averaged 232p. Bullocks per kg: Char.x;- 279,266 Chapelhill. P, 265.9, 257.9 North Synton, 255 Fens, AA.x;- 270.6 Pogbie, 252.6, 257.2 Kirktonhill, Lim.x;- £261.1, 252.8, 248.7 Parkhill, 244.2 Saughtree, 241.8 Grove, Blonde.x;- 242.1 Parkhill. Heifers per head: Char.x;- £1100(2) North Synton, £1000 Todshawhaugh, Lim.x;- £1080, £1050, £1020 Foulshiels, £1010 Helmburn, Sim.x;- £1030, £1000, £970 Sunnycroft, Short.x;- £990 Priesthaugh, Blonde;- £940 Parkhill, AA.x;- £880 Branxholmbraes, £870, £860 Whitlaw. L. 168 heifers averaged 216p. Heifers per kg: Lim.x;- 245.8 Foulshiels, 240.5 Saughtree, 238.6 Foulshiels, Char.x;- £241.8 North Synton, 235.9, 232.6, 230.1 Todshawhaugh, Blonde.x;-235 Parkhill, Sim.x;- 224 Kirktonhill, AA.x;- 215 Kirktonhill. The firm also sold 5,263 store and breeding sheep. Tex.x lambs;- £73 Crailing Nook, £69 Hawthornside, £68 Mervinslaw, Beltex.x;- £68.50 Threeburnford, Suff.x;- £68.50 Priesthaugh, £68 Elwartlaw, £67.50 Parkhill, Chev;- £60 Hownam Grange Cott., £58 Langhope, NCC;- £60 Stouphill, £58.50 Attonburn, Chev.x;- £56.50 Hartsidehill. A feature of the sale was the annual show and sale of Blackface lambs. BF ewe lambs £70, £60 Dryhope, £62 Ettrickshaws. First prize pen of BF Wedder lambs, sponsored by Blackface Sheep Breeders Association and winner of Robert D. Cairns perpetual salver was R McClymont & Son, Kirkstead, selling for £60 to the judge Neil Connaghan, Gretna. Second, £59 Ettrickshaws; Third, £57 Mountbenger. Other principal prices: £60 Rowhope, £59 Nether Horsburgh & Horseupcleugh, £57 Mountbenger. 1674 BF Wedd lambs averaged £53.96 (+£5.13).

WOOLER

At their weekly prime stock sale at Wooler last Wednesday, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1101 lambs and 353 ewes. Lamb numbers were more plentiful and again smart handy weights received large premiums. Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £90 Lilburn Estates, £84 Holy Island and Bewick Folly, £83.50 Black Heddon, £83 Elwick, Lorbottle and Black Heddon, £82 East Fleetham (4), Lilburn Estates, Black Heddon, Village Farm, Holy Island, Lorbottle and Craigshouse, £81.50 Branton Eastside. Suff.x:- £83 Holy Island, £82 East Fleetham, £80 Lilburn Estates, West Longridge and Kettleburn. Bel.x:- £80 Ladykirk. C.M:- £76.50 Bewick Folly. Mule:- £75 Ladykirk. Leading prices per kilo:- Bel.x:- 210.5p, 203.9p, 197.3p Ladykirk. Tex.x:- 205p Village Farm, Seahouses, 202.4p, 198.8p Black Heddon, 195.4p Bewick Folly, 192.5p Elwick, 191.7p Bewick Folly, 190.7p Craigshouse, 190.2p Ladykirk. Suff.x:- 188.6p Holy Island, 184.9p, 183.3p Low Middleton. Char.x:- 181.4p Auchencrow Mains. Ewes:- leading prices:- Tex:- £85 Lilburn Estates (Roseden), £83, £77 South Bellshill, £79 Elwick, £76 Holy Island. Suff.x:- £82, £79 Wandon, £75 Holy Island. BFL:- £68 Lilburn Estates (Roseden). Mule:- £65 Holy Island (M Patterson), £62 Elwick, £61 Low Middleton, £59 Shipley Lane, £57 Castlelaw and South Bellshill. CHM:- £57 High Learchild. BF:- £34 Blackmountain. Rams:- Tex.x:- £95 South Bellshill, BFL:- £83 Lilburn Estates.

LONGTOWN

Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward a catalogue entry of 1,029 head at their annual Kirkcambeck Sale on Saturday. All classes met a strong demand with the sale average up £110 on the year for nearly 200 more sold. The sale topped at £1,420 and £1,410 for Limousin bullocks, both from Mrs C. Aitchison, 12 Kershopefoot. Galloway bullocks to £1,110 from Messrs J.J. Paterson, Terrona. Blue Greys topped at £970 (x5) from Messrs G. Bell & Co., Bloch, with Shorthorn bullocks to £1,170 shown by Messrs J. Robison & Son, Oakwoodhill. Heifers topped at £1,290 and £1,280 for Limousins from Mrs C. Aitchison, 12 Kershopefoot. Principal prices: Bullocks Limousin £1,420, £1,410 12 Kershopefoot, £1,140, £1,110 (x4) Terrona, £1,100 Allfornaught, £1,090 Haggistone Holm, £1,060 Adderston Shiels, £1,050 Rinnion Hills, £990 (x5) Terrona, £990 (x3) Nickies Hill, £950 (x4) Haggistone Holm, £940 (x3) Nickies Hill, £920 Allfornaught. Friesian £1,230 (x2), £940 (x2) Roanstree. Shorthorn £1,170 Oakwoodhill, £1,070 (x2), £1,060, £985 (x5) Farney Shield, £965 Laverhay, £955 (x6), £940 (x8), £920 (x7) Farney Shield, £915 Lanehead, £905 (x2) Hot Bank, £905 Corries Mill Bungalow, £895 (x3) Hot Bank, £890 (x2) Gibstown, £890 Corries Mill Bungalow, £880 (x3) Hot Bank, £870 Corries Mill Bungalow, £865 (x4) Underwood, £860 (x7) The Row. Charolais £1,150 (x3) Corries Mill Bungalow, £1,110 (x4) Adderston Shiels, £1,100, £1,040 (x2) Archerbeck, £1,000(x2) Kimmeter Green and Allfornaught, £945 Corries Mill Bungalow, £920 Archerbeck. Angus £1,130 Hallburn, £990 (x3) Spadeadam, £975 (x3), £970 Corries Mill Bungalow, £960 (x3), £930 (x4) Spadeadam, £920 Kimmeter Green, £900 (x3) Hallburn, £850 The Barns, £830 Archerbeck. Galloway £1,110 Terrona, £995 Corries Mill Bungalow, £970 Bloch, £960 (x2), £930, £920 Allfornaught, £920 West Acres, £910 The Mark, £900 (x2) Corries Mill Bungalow, £900 Stonehouse (Scott Park) and Whitstonehill, £890 Bloch, £880 (x11) Raeburnhead, £880, £860 Whitehill, £860 (x3) The Mark, £830 Bloch, £825 (x4) Whitehill, £810 Allfornaught, £795 (x3) East Murton, £790 (x5) Bodesbeck, £785 (x6) Ramseycleuch. Simmental £1,090, £1,000 (x2) Archerbeck, £980 (x5) Allanshaws, £970 (x2) Corries Mill Bungalow and Archerbeck, £940 Archerbeck, £920 (x4) Allanshaws. Saler £1,060 (x6) Hallburn, £1,030 Bodesbeck, £945 (x7), £880 (x2) Hallburn, £880 Bodesbeck, £850 (x2) Moss Side, £845 The Mark, £840 (x3) Moss Side, £830 Bodesbeck. British Blue £980 Haggistone Holm, £850 Hole of Lyne. Blue Grey £970 (x5) Bloch Farm, £925 (x3) Milnholm, £900 (x2), £890 Bloch, £885 Lanehead, £880 (x6) Milnholm, £860 The Row, £840 Gibstown, £840 (x2) Bloch, £830 Hole of Lyne, £830 (x5) Bloch, £800 (x3) Milnholm, £790 (x8) East Deloraine, £785 (x3) Bloch, £780 (x6) Haithwaite. Hereford £925 (x8) Stonehouse. Longhorn £870 Laverhay, £690 (x2), £660 (x4) Greenside. Blonde d’Aquitaine £820 (x4), £780 (x2) Hole of Lyne. Luing £810 (x3) Arkleton, £760 (x7) Rinnion Hills. Highland £680 (x6) Tregallon. Heifers: Limousin £1,290, £1,280, £1,200 12 Kershopefoot, £1,090 Allfornaught, £1,020 Rinnion Hills and 12 Kershopefoot, £980 (x3), £900, £890 Snab Farm, £850 Nirvana and Kimmeter Green, £840 Nickies Hill, £830 Allanshaws, £820 Smithstead, £800 (x2) Adderston Shiels. Charolais £1,220 Corries Mill Bungalow, £980 (x2) Adderston Shiels, £970 (x5) Corries Mill Bungalow, £960 (x3), £890 (x2) Adderston Shiels, £780 Kimmeter Green. Simmental £990 Allanshaws, £880 (x2) Arkleton. Galloway £900 Allfornaught, £800 (x2) Chapel House, £770 Whitstonehill, £720 (x3), £710 (x2) Allfornaught, £705 (x2), £675 x3) Kimmeter Green, £670 (x5) Allfornaught, £650 Nickies Hill. Saler £800 (x2), £790 (x5), £770 (x3) Bodesbeck, £770 (x3) Moss Side. Luing £750 Arkleton, £705 (x2), £675 Commonside. Angus £715 (x3), £680 (x3) Smithsteads. Blue Grey £700 (x3) Gibstown. Highland £680 (x6) Tregallon.