At their weekly primestock sale John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 166 hoggs and 157 ewes and rams.
A mixed show of hoggs, with all classes harder to cash.
Leading prices per head:- Tex:- £97, £93 Kettleburn, £96 North Sharperton, £95 Kimmerston, £93 Ladykirk, Crunklaw, £92 Shotton. Sfx:- £96.50p, £89, £87 Castlelaw, £89.50p Shotton. Bel:- £92.50p, £90.50p, £87 Ladykirk.
Leading prices per kilo:- Bel:- 226.3p, 220.2p, 202.3p Ladykirk. Tex:- 216.3p Crunklaw, 215.5p, 213.3p North Sharperton, 206.7p Ladykirk. Sfx:- 200p Mindrum.
Ewes, less flesh available, with high returns achieved again.
Leading prices:- Tex.x:- £95.50p, £89 Cresswell Farms, £93 Clarence House, £86 Yetlington Lane, £85 Newstead. Sfx:- £92 Howtel, £83 Cresswell Farms, Baldersbury Hill, £80 West Longridge. Mule:- £90, £84 Kettleburn. Dor:- £74 Baldersbury Hill. BF:- £65 Angryhaugh. Chv:- £59 Baldersbury Hill.
Rams: Tex:- £107 West Longridge.
John Swan Ltd sold 96 prime cattle at their Easter Show and Sale, sponsored by Shaws Fine Meats, Lauder.
Judges Mr C. Miller, Mr W. Miller and Mr J. Nairn awarded the champion to M/s W Fleming, Mosstower, a Lim.x bullock which scaled 652kgs and sold to £1695 (26op) to M/s J.A. Waters and Son, Selkirk, the same butcher bought the reserve champion a home bred AA.x heifer from M/s Ross Farms, Wester Middleton £1729 (255p).
Also sold were 43 OTM cattle, 17 new season lambs, 1,715 old season lambs and 310 ewes.
Bullocks (39) averaged 221.1p per kg and sold to 260 (+9.3p on week), heifers (56) averaged 220.4p per kg and sold to 268 (+1.6p on week), one young bull sold to 175 and 43 beef type OTM cattle averaged 132p per kg and sold to 206 (n/c on the week).
New season lambs averaged 249.7p per kg (+19p on week) and sold to £130 and old season SQQ lambs averaged 224.6p per kg (+12.2p on week) and sold to £108.50. Eewes averaged £86.43, and sold to £134; heavy ewes £97.58, light ewes £75.54.
Principal prices, spring lambs per head: Suff;- £130, £120(2), £106, £103 Berrymoss. Principal prices, spring lambs per kg: Cha;- 256.8 Ladyflat, Suff.x;- 256.4(3) Ladyflat, 255.3 Berrymoss.
Principal prices, hoggs per head: Tex;- £108.50, £106, £105, £103.50 Clochnahill, £104.50, £102 Whitsome West Newton, £103 Grasmiston, Suff;- £107.50, £104 Spotmains, Suff.x;- £105, £103(2) Boghall(St Andrews), £105 Prenderguest, Preston, £103.50 Clochnahill, Chev;- £100.50 Lurdenlaw, £99 Lylestane, £98 (2), Saughtree, Buchtrig, CHM;- £95 Wester Ulston, £89 Gilston, Char;- £90 Ladyflat, Lleyn;- £90.50, £90 Brotherstone. Principal prices, hoggs per kg: Char;- 272.7 Ladyflat, Suff.x;- 246.3, 232.1 Highfield, 236.9 Prenderguest, 227.3 Clochnahill, Tex;- 246.2 New Blainslie, 242.7 Grasmiston, 241.3 Highfield, 238.8 Wester Ulston, Chev;- 243.8 Longnewton Forest, 241(2) Saughtree, 238.8 Wester Ulston.
Cast ewes: Char;- £134 Ladyflat, Tex;- £131 Elmscleugh, £130 Foulshiels, £127 Roxburgh Mains and Huntington, £123 Elmscleugh, Suff;- £127 Roxburgh Mains, £110 Inchkeith, Suff.x;- £117, £109 Huntington, £114 Preston, £113, £109 Whitsome West Newton, Chev;- £112 North Synton, £101 Whitehouse, £98.50 Allanshaws, HB;- £100 Haltree, BFL;- £100 Hartside, Mule;- £95 Nether Howden, £91 Ormiston, £90.50 Whitsome West Newton, CHM;- £87 Gilston, Halidean Mill, BF;- £77 Burnhouse Mains.
Rams: Tex;- £140 Whitsome West Newton.
The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 26 prime cattle, five young beef bulls, eight over 30 month cattle, 2,243 prime hoggs and 2.728 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.
A shortage of cattle and more quality required with the best sorts selling well. Top price to 233.5p, 231.5p, 229.5p all for Limousin heifers shown by A. and W.J. Taylor and Son, Dashwellgreen.
Young bulls sold steady and topped at 169.5p or £1,427.70 for a Simmental from D.C Houldey, Kirtleton House.
A small show sold similar on the week and sold to 142.5p for a Simmental from B.J. Waugh, Uppertown Farm.
A very disappointing show of 2,243 prime hoggs were forward to a full ring of buyers all keen for sheep to tide them over Easter.
any people got it wrong that they would experience a bad trade due to Easter holidays. The sale average was 219.15p/kilo (229p SQQ), many more could have been sold to advantage. The sale topped at £122 for Texels from The Land and to 289.5p for Beltex from Watchhill, Canonbie.
A lighter show of 2,728 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers all keen for sheep to tide them over the Easter weekend. Trade was buoyant especially for light and lean ewes which were sold at extreme rates. Heavy ewes similar on the week and rams sold to a great trade. Top price was £172 for Texel tups from Drumlane and to £130 for Texel ewes from Tundergarth Mains and Churchside.