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ST BOSWELLS

John Swan Limited sold 70 Store & Grazing Cattle at their fortnightly sale.

Bullocks per head: Lim.x;- £970, £890, £840 Greenknowe, £890 Lower Ashtrees, AA.x;- £850 Earlston Mains, Sim.x;- £720 South Common.

Bullocks per kg: Lim.x;- 233.3, 231, 230.7 Greenknowe, 219.8 Lower Ashtrees.

Bullocks averaged overall 210p per kg.

Heifers per head: Lim.x;- £955, £870, £820, £760 Greenknowe, £850 South Common, AA.x;- £935 Ettrickshaws, Sim;- £875 Bemersyde, Sim.x;- £740 South Common.

Heifers per kg: Lim.x;- 265.6 South Common, 249.2, 241.2, 225.4 Greenknowe, Sim;- 218.8 Bemersyde, 215.4 South Common. Heifers averaged overall 222p per kg.

John Swan Ltd sold 74 clean cattle, 15 OTM cattle, 1576 new season lambs and 561 ewes. Bullocks (35) averaged 208.8p per kg and sold to 227p (+3.2p on week).

Heifers (37) averaged 206.3p per kg and sold to 228p (+6.2p on week). Y Bulls averaged 193p and sold to 194p (n/c on week).

15 beef type OTM cattle averaged 136.6p per kg and sold to 163p (+11p on the week).

New season lambs averaged 1.70p per kg (-12p on the week) and sold to £92,

top price 200p per kg for Beltex

Ewes averaged £64.35, and sold to £107 for Suffolk.x.

Heavy ewes averaged £75.87; Light ewes sold to £81 for Cheviot and averaged £43.50.

Principal prices per head: Longnewton £1419, ££1402.20; Lennoxlove £1408.28, £1395.18; Bee Edge £1354.32, £1349.76.

Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.28(2), 2.24 W Taylor(Lockerbie) , Shaws Butcher, Lauder (1), 2.22 Robert Wilson Butcher, Edinburgh; Lennoxlove 2.27 Shaws Butchers, Lauder; Caverton Mill 2.25 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons; Upper Hundalee 2.25 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Ramrig 2.24 Malone of Edinburgh; Lurdenlaw 2.21 Malone of Edinburgh; Woodhead. A 2.20 Charles Wilson Ltd Butcher, Edinburgh.

Bull: Gilston £982.10 (1.15).

Cows per head: Shoestanes £1255.70, £1060.38; Hyndsidehill £1212.04, £766.80; Craigsford Mains £1209.73, £1046.68, £1026.76, £875; Ramrig £1205.76l; Cockburn £1059.50, £710.94; Adderstonshiels £812.70, £795; Outerston £767.52; West Mains. L £575.66.

Cows per kg: Cockburn 1.63. 1.23; Ramrig 1.57; Hyndsidehill 1.57, 1.35; Shoestanes 1.45, 1.37; Craigsford Mains 1.41, 1.37, 1.33, 1.25; Adderstonshiels 1.29, 1.25; Outerston 1.17; West Mains. L 1.07.

New season lambs per head: Bel;- £92, £90 Redden, £85 Upper Tofts, Tex;- £90 Hawthornside, £88 St Leonards, £87.50 Huntington, Suff.x;- £87.50 Huntington, £83 Corsbie, £80 Prestonhall Farming Co & Sydenham, MB;- £74.50 Craiglea, Char;- £72.50 Ladyflat, £70.50 Falsidehill, Ham;- £74.50 Marigold.

New season lambs per kg:- Bel 2.00, 1.90, Redden, Tex;- 1.91 St Leonards, 1.87 Lower Ashtrees, 1.86 Roxburgh Mains, Suff.x;- 1.86 Huntington, 1.76 Ruletownhead, 1.73 Sydenham.

Ewes: Suff.x;- £107 Meigle, £84 Corsbie, £83 Faughhill, Tex;- £90 Sydenham & Newton Hwk, £88 Corsbie, BF;- £90, £84 Newbiggin Walls, Bel:- £80 Faughhill, GF;- £77, £75 Grahamslaw, £76 Corsbie, Chev;- £81 Faughhill, £74 Craigsford Mains, £71 Craighouse.

Rams: Suff;- £100 Bowland, Tex;- £100 Newton Hwk, Bel;- £80 Bowland.

BORDER LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE

Border Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday July 25 sold 152 prime cattle including 41 cast cows; 2,011 prime sheep including 319 cast ewes and 82 store and breeding cattle.

Aberdeen Angus Cross Heifers from Fenwick Steads, Belford sold to 380p per kg to Well Hung and Tender, Berwick upon Tweed. Scottish Continental Cross Heifers sold to 357p per kg and £1,224 per head from Sharplaw Farms, Hownam.

Belgian Blue Young Bulls also from Sharplaw sold to 350p per kg and £1,202 per head. Cow prices also started to firm with pure Limousin Cows reaching 300p per kg from Bowsden Moor, Berwick upon Tweed.

Lamb prices were slightly easier with the trade weaker towards the weekend. Wonderful Texel Cross lambs from Lochside Farm and Primside Farm, Yetholm sold to 410p per kg. Ewe lambs sold to 400p per kg for crosses weighing 20-30kg live weight. Store cattle were also dearer with yearling Limousin Cross Steers from Loch Mabon selling to £1,100 per head.

WOOLER

At their weekly sale of primestock, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1681 lambs and 114 ewes.

The topsy-turvy lamb trade continued with a downward spiral week seeing all classes easier as nationwide.

Lambs - Leading prices per head:- Bel.x:- £85, £83 Henlaw. Suff.x:- £85 Shipley Lane. Tex.x:- £84, £82.50 (2) Ewart, £82 Holy Island, £80.50 Ewart, £80 Holy Island and Ewart (2)

Lambs – Leading prices per kilo:- Bel.x:- 207.5p, 188.9p, 187.2p, 184.2p, 182.5p, 180p Henlaw. Tex.x:- 184.2p West Rennington, 179.5p Bewick Folly, 177.8p Holy Island, 175.7p Reavley, 175p Holy Island. Suff.x:- 179.5p Fowberry Moor.

Ewe numbers short but a flier. Leading prices:- Tex.x:- £99 Cresswell Farms, £95, £94 Reavley, £92 Wrangham East, £89 Cresswell Farms. Suff.x:- £99 Branton Eastside, £96 Lilburn Estates and Cresswell Farms, £93 (2) Branton Eastside. Chev:- £95.50, £87 Humbleheugh. CM:- £93.50, £85 South Charlton. Mule:- £79 Cresswell Farms, £77 Craigshouse.

LONGTOWN

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 18 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 16 over 30-month cattle, 3,223 prime lambs and 5,331 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday July 24.

A small show of prime cattle due to the weather with averages less on the week but a poorer offering of quality which led to the dip in price.

The sale topped at 211.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage.