Market Prices

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At their weekly primestock sale last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold five new season lambs, 551 hoggs and 208 ewes and rams.

Quality easily sold, tail ends getting harder .

Leading prices per head:- Tex:- £104.50, £100, £98 (5), £97 Henlaw, £93 South Ditchburn, £91 Amerside Law. Bel.x:- £100.50, £99, £96, £94 (3), £92.50, £90.50 Henlaw. Suff.x:- £92 Murton Whitehouse Farm, £90 Newstead, £88 Fawdon Farms and Shotton, £86.50 Fawdon Farms, £81.50 Ladykirk, £80 Shotton. Mule:- £84.50 Henlaw, £83 Fawdon Farms, £82, £80 (2) West Longridge, £80 Shotton. BF:- £86, £81 West Longridge.

Leading prices per kilo:- Bel:- 228.4p, 220p Henlaw, 205.3p 204.8p Ladykirk, 204.4p Henlaw, 200p Ladykirk and Henlaw (2). Tex.x:- 227.2p, 222.7p (2), 222.2p Henlaw, 215.9p, 211.4p South Ditchburn, 208.5p (2) Henlaw, 205.7p Shotton, 204.2p Henlaw, 202.2p Amerside Law. Suff.x:- 195.6p Fawdon Farms and Shotton. Mule:- 195.1p West Longridge. BF:- 202.5p, 200p West Longridge.

More ewes on show, with less flesh available effecting returns.

Leading prices:- Suff.x:- £111 Brockley Hall. BFL:- £97 Alwinton. Suff.x:- £90 Lilburn Estates, £90, £86 Newstead, £84 Ladykirk. Tex.x:- £89 Ladykirk, £88, £87 Henlaw. Mule:- £79.50 Shotton and Greystonnes, £78 Milfield Demesne, Kimmerston and Alwinton. Chev:- £73, £66 Humbleheugh. Bf:- £64 Fawdon Farms.

Rams: Chev:- £106, £97 Humbleheugh.

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At their weekly sale of prime stock on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 74 clean cattle, 35 OTM cattle, 20 new season lambs 932 old season hoggs (757 SQQ) and 414 ewes

Bullocks (27) averaged 191.4p per kg and sold to 222p (n/c on week), heifers (47) averaged 216.6p per kg and sold to 244p (+15.5p on week) and 35 beef type OTM cattle averaged 119p per kg and sold to 161p (-2.6p on the week)

New season lambs averaged 269p per kg (+18.4p on the week) and sold to £128 while old season SQQ hoggs averaged 211.8p per kg (-6.7p on week) and sold to £105. Ewes averaged £64.91, and sold to £121.

Principal prices per head: Bee Edge £1479.74, £1449.60, £1449.36, £1429.22; Upper Nisbet £1427.40.

Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.44, 2.39 W Taylor (Lockerbie), 2.41 M/s Black and Sons Ltd, 2.40 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Dunslaw 2.39 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.31 Robert Pringle and Sons; Upper Nisbet 2.37 (2) M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.34 Denholm Meat Supplies, 2.28 M/s Saunderson.

Bulls: Hoprigshiels £1443.04 (1.16).

Cows per head: Humebyres £1293; Legerwood £1117.56, £1006.08, £970.28; Cortleferry £1040.06, £872.50; Corsbie (Fullerton) £1028.70, £996.30; Firth £1003.40, £891; Stoneypath £1005.58, £956.34; Middlethird £979.88; Birkenside £934.72, £853.62; Southfield £871.22.

Cows per kg: Stoneypath 1.61, 1.37, 1.27; Humebyres 1.50; Firth 1.45, 1.35; Legerwood 1.39, 1.31, 1.27; Corsbie (Fullerton) 1.35; Cortleferry 1.33, 1.25; Middlethird 1.31; Hoprigshiels 1.29; Birkenside 1.27; Southfield 1.27.

New season lambs per head: Tex;- £128 (2), £125, £118 Lochside; Pri:- £100 Carterhaugh, Suff.x;- £128 (2), £115 (2) Smailholm Mains.

New season lambs per kg:- Tex;- 297.7 (2), 274.4, 260.4 Lochside, Suff.x;- 290.9, 284.4, 267.4 (2) Smailholm Mains.

The 932 hoggs averaged 204.9p; 757 SQQ hoggs averaged 211.8p.

Hoggs per head: Tex;- £105, £100 Muircleuch, £100 Legerwood, Suff.x;- £100(2) Legerwood, £98 Bonjedward Mill, Bel;- £93 New Blainslie, CM;- £90 Hawthornside, Ham;- £95 Redhouse, Con;- £92 Belford on Bowmont, Chev;- £98 Lurdenlaw, Saughtree and Thorlieshope, £91.50 Wester Ulston.

Hoggs per kg: Chev;- 231.6 Saughtree and Thorlieshope, 225.6 Swinnie, Suff.x;- 225 The Knock, Tex;- 226.8 The Knock, Con;- 230, 226.5 Belford on Bowmont, Bel;- 217.7 New Blainslie, CM;- 209.3 Hawthornside.

Ewes: Suff.x;- £121 Trows Cott., £101 Seafield, Tex;- £118 Muircleugh, £101 Bedrule, £100 Drum Est., Suff.x;- £92 Redheugh, £91 West Moneylaws, CM;- £88 (2) Muircleugh, Mule;- £81 Brothershiels and Craigend, BF;- £61 Douglasdale.

Rams: Suff;- £120 Whitsome West Newton, Tex;- £101 Seafield, Chev;- £100 Elmbank.

John Swan Ltd sold 385 store and grazing cattle at their fortnightly sale.

A mixed show of smaller grazing cattle sold to extreme rates.

Bullocks per head: Char.x;- £1345, £1220 Hoselaw, £960 Todshawhaugh, AA.x;- £1230, £1190, £1060 Hundalee (Wade), £1110 Clarabad Mill, £1000 Harwood on Teviot, BRB.x;- £1080, £1060, £1010 Harwood on Teviot, AA;- £1070, £940 Cheeklaw, £900 Borthwickshiels, Lim;- £1030, £990, £960 The Lee, £1025, £960 Hamildean, £950 Helmburn, Sim.x;- £900, £880 Whitchesters, Saler.x;- £790 Whitmuir.

Bullocks averaged overall 394.6kg, 233.4p per kg £921.15.

Heifers per head: Sim;- £1360, £1350, £1270, £1240, £1010 Graden, Char.x;- £1260, £1240, £1230, £1140 Graden, £870(2) Todshawhaugh, AA;- £1190, £1060, £970 Wedderlie, Sim.x;- £1050. £920, £890, £840 Hopton, £820 Orchard Hwk. AA.x;- £980, £910 Kirkton Hwk., £890 Birkenside, £860 Pogbie & Sauchenside, Lim.x;- £910 Dawyck Est., £900, £880 The Lee, £895 New Smailholm, £890 Hamildean, £880 Skelfhill, BRB.x;- £900, £870 Harwood on Teviot, £900 Sourhope, Blonde.x;- £860 Orchard Hwk.

Heifers averaged overall 402.4kg, 219.3p per kg, £882.40.

The firm also had forward a strong show of Ewes with Lambs at foot, more could have been sold to advantage.

Suff Gimmer with twins £305, £275 Springwood; Suff Gimmer with singles £245, £235, £210 Springwood; Suff.x Gimmer with twins £220 Springwood; Chev Mule with twins £185, £178 Wester Ulston; Lleyn.x with twins £172 Mervinslaw; Suff.x with singles £132 Hallrule Mill.

longtown

The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 15 prime cattle, seven young bulls, 15 over 30 month cattle, 43 spring lambs, 4,693 prime hoggs and 3,802 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.

A similar show of prime cattle sold to recent rates with more quality sorts required. Heifers topped at 235.5p for Limousin from A. and W.J. Taylor and Son, Dashwellgreen, whose run of heifers averaged 226p.

Prime bulls continue to sell at national trend and topped at 188p for a Limousin from J. and P. Routledge and Son, Netherton.

A larger show of OTM forward and sold to 176p for a Limousin shown by Messrs Ritson, Swaites.

Spring lambs sold to a top of £108 for Charolais from Wester Parkgate and 271p per kilo for Texels from Dockray Hall. Good quality handyweight lambs much sought after, more lambs required to fill buyers requirements.

A good show of 4,693 prime hoggs sold to the usual ringside of buyers. Good quality export hoggs and lightweight hoggs were easily sold and maintained recent high rates, with only the best end of the heavy hoggs easily sold. Other heavy hoggs and second rate hoggs far easier on the week. The overall sale average was 208.3p (SQQ 217.5p). Top price was £116 for Texels from I. Davidson and Son, Muirhouses and to 300p per kilo for Beltex from Greenlane.

A larger of show of 3,802 ewes and rams sold to the usual ringside of buyers following a month of extreme prices and with a lesser quality show of ewes forward all classes were slightly cheaper on the week, with rams still very dear and short of buyers requirements. Top price was £170 for Texel ram from Drumhumphrey.