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St Boswells Mart MD Steven Wilson has been appointed junior vice president of the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland.  Pictured from left are  John Kyle, Caledonian Marts, Stirling;  Willie McCulloch, Lawrie & Symington, Lanark; David Pritchard, Harrison & Hetherington, Carlisle and  Steven Wilson, John Swan Limited, St Boswells (Junior Vice President)
St Boswells Mart MD Steven Wilson has been appointed junior vice president of the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland. Pictured from left are John Kyle, Caledonian Marts, Stirling; Willie McCulloch, Lawrie & Symington, Lanark; David Pritchard, Harrison & Hetherington, Carlisle and Steven Wilson, John Swan Limited, St Boswells (Junior Vice President)

ST BOSWELLS

John Swan Ltd sold 96 clean cattle, 55 OTM cattle, 2689 old season hoggs and 311 ewes.

Bullocks (47) averaged 208.5p per kg and sold to 241p (1.3p on week)

Heifers (48) averaged 220.6p per kg and sold to 259p (+7.7p on week)

1 young bull sold to 175

55 beef type OTM cattle averaged 145.4p per kg and sold to 197p (n/c on the week)

Old season SQQ hoggs averaged 226p per kg (+10.7p on week) £94.82 per head and sold to £110. Ewes averaged £76.29 and sold to £130. Heavy ewes £89.28, light ewes £57.47

Principal Prices per Head: Dunslaw £1727.32; Longnewton £1549.80; Shidlaw £1510.32; Bee Edge £1506.70; Ramrig £1505.18.

Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.59 Robert Wilson Butchers Edinburgh, 2.55, 2.41 W Taylor (Lockerbie), 2.51 M/s Foley Bros, 2.47 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons; Lennoxlove 2.41 Denholm Meats. Bull: Phantassie £1315.80(1.29)

Cows per head: Phantassie £1315.80, £1294.04, £1244.10, £1142.44, £1102.30, £1052.94; Langhaugh £1148, £1093.66,, £1092.42, £1079.06; Thirlestane 1123.08, £1085.58, £1063.62; Mount Lothian £1094.34; Blain Farming Co £1060.02; Kirklands £1055.

Cows per kg: Dunslaw 1.97, 1.89; Mervinslaw 1.87, 1.77; Mount Lothian 1.83, 1.73; Langhaugh 1.75; Phantassie 1.73, 1.69, 1.63, 1.61(2); Thirlestane 1.71, 1.63; Langhaugh 1.63; Chillingham Home Farm 1.65.

2689 Old Season Lambs averaged 215.8p (SQQ 226p)

Hoggs per head: Tex.x;- £110, £109 Lurdenlaw, £109 Traprain, Suff.x;- £110 Lurdenlaw, £108.50 Boghall (St Andrews), Chev;- £105, £103 Lurdenlaw, £102 New Mains. R, Bel;- £100 Newton of Crathie, £91, £91, £89 Crookston, GF;- £100 Traprain, £97 Newton of Crathie, Char;- £98.50 Towiemore, CHM;- £96, £94(121 Chev) Wester Ulston, Lleyn;- £94.50 The Knock, BF;- £92, £90 Towiemore, BFL;- £90 Newbiggin Walls, SHE;- £88, £87 Burnhouses.

Hoggs per kg: Bel;- 256.4 Newton of Crathie, 244.4 Hartside, Tex.x;- 240 Gilston, 239 Newton of Crathie , 237.2 Nether Howden, CHM;- 235 Wester Ulston, 223.1 Gilston, Chev;- 232.9 Thorlieshope & Saughtree, 231.6 Towiemore, 230.5 The Knock, Suff.x;- 232.5 Gillahill, 231 New Blainslie, 230.5 The Knock, GF;- 232.5 Newton of Crathie, 230 Whitmuir, Lleyn;- 230.5 The Knock, SHE;- 225.6 Burnhouses, Char;- 223.9 Towiemore, Chev.x;- 218 Stoneypath.

Ewes: Tex;- £130 Drumreach, £117 Greenend, £107 Blegbie, £105 Flex, Suff.x;- £113 Ecclaw, £111 Whitsome West Newton, £107 Greenhead. R & Gilston, Chev;- £111 Soutra, Bel;- £105, £91 Hartside, HB;- £93 Ecclaw, GF;- £93 Newbigging Walls, £91 Boghall(St Andrews), & Fountainhall, CHM;- £91 Blegbie, £89 Craighouse, BFL;- £91 Foulshiels & Newbiggin Walls, BF;- £77 Boghall(St Andrews),, £71 Tinnis.

Rams: Tex;- £105 Broomiebank, £100 St Leonards, Chev;- £90 Attonburn, OXF;- £85 Ecclaw, WEN;- £80 Redhouse(Fife).

John Swan Limited sold 908 Aberdeen Angus & Native Bred Store Cattle at their sale on March 27.

The show champion was awarded to Stobo Home Farm for Aberdeen Angus.x bullock which scaled 550kgs and realised £1260. Reserve was awarded to Falahill for Aberdeen Angus.x heifer which scaled 420kgs and realised £990.

Single Bullocks:- 1st , 2nd & 3rd Stobo Home Farm. Single Heifers:- 1st Falahill, 2nd & 3rd Currie Inn. Best pen of 6 or more Bullocks;- Stobo Home Farm

Best pen of 6 or more Heifers:- Currie Inn. Bullocks per head: AA.x;- £1400, £1330, £1270 Flex, £1290, £1170 Currie Inn, £1280, £1180 Outerston, £1260 Camieston & Stobo Home Farm, AA;- £1150, £1045 Rosedale, £1060, £1055(2), £1030, £1000 Falahill, Bsh;- £1040 Pirnie Beef, £860, £850, £845, £820 Mount Benger, £820 Clifton on Bowmont, Sim.x;- £935(2) Mount Benger, £825 Arkleton, Bax;- £880 Wormiston, Luing.x;- £760, £680 Arkleton, Short.x;- £755 Brockhouse, Luing.x;- £740 Pirnie Beef

Bullocks per kg: Sim.x 275 Arkleton, 231.4 Huntershall, AA.x;- 265.4, 260.7 Lower Swinnie, 263.8 Earlston Mains, 261.7 Blackburnrigg, 251.5 Blegbie & Coltcrooks, 249.5 Stobo Home Farm, 248.2 Pirnie Beef, 247.4 Brockhouse, Luing.x;- 261.5, 251.7, 237.5 Arkleton, AA;- 260.5, 257.1, 250, 246.5, 245.6, 245.2, 244.2 Falahill, Bsh;- 246.2 Pirnie Beef, 237.7 Dunshiel 234.7 Mount Benger, 233.8 Clifton on Bowmont.

Bullocks averaged 398.1kilos, 232.5p pkg, £925.60

Heifers per head: AA;- £1300, £1130 Cheeklaw, £1100 Upper Huntlywood, £900, £845, £840 Falahill, £840 Rosedale, AA.x;- £1210, £1130 Wester Middleton, £1110 Currie Inn, £1090 Outerston, £1060 Cortleferry, Baz;- £1110 Wormiston, Char.x;- £1040, £980 Wormiston, Sim.x;- £810, £720 Huntershall, Short.x;- £700 Brockhouse. Heifers per kg: AA;- 240, 235.7, 217.7, 216.9, 216.7, 216, 215.4 Falahill, AA.x;- 236.2, 225.4 Lower Swinnie, 224 Pogbie, 220.3 Whitlaw, 218.6 Cortleferry, 218.5 Stobswood, 217.8 Blegbie, Bax;- 234 Wormiston, Short.x;- 229.5 Brockhouse. Heifers averaged 381.5kilos, 212p pkg, £809.

LONGTOWN

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 12 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 19 over thirty month cattle, 6,121 prime hoggs and 3,012 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on March 27. A small show of prime cattle with many more needed to satisfy demand. Trade sold sharper on the week. Top price to 220.5p and 218.5p for Limousin heifers sold by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage. Another excellent show for quality of 6,121 prime hoggs (1,192 lightweights) was forward with many runs of fed Cheviot and Blackface hoggets forward. Good quality export weight hoggs were very easily sold with heavy hoggs and second rate hoggs slightly easier on last weeks fantastic trade. More good quality hoggs required. The overall sale average was 215.4p per kilo (SQQ 220.4p per kilo). Top was £128 per head for Texels from A. Minto & Son, Townhead Farm with a top per kilo of 288p for Texels from Conon Brae Farms.