At their Annual Show and Sale of Suckled Calves, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 689 head.
The Show was kindly sponsored by Barclays Bank represented by Nick Sheffer and Ann Bennett and expertly judged by John Thompson, Smallburn Farm, Longhorsley who awarded the Charolais Championship to first time winners Messrs R. and R.W. Gray, Great Ryle, with a Charolais Steer weighing 550kg and selling at £1250 to Messrs S. and J. Allen, Longnewton, St Boswells.
Champion any other breed was a BRB.x Steer from H.N. Howard and Son, Chillingham Home Farm, for the second year running, weighing 460kg and selling at £1200 to the judge John Thompson.
A quality show of cattle presented to a full ring of buyers trade as predicted earlier in the year but all classes in keen demand.
At their weekly primsetock sale John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 827 lambs and 162 ewes and rams.
Lamb numbers tighter due to calf sale week, all in spec types well dearer, heavies similar.
Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £85, £80 Auchencrow Mains, £78.50 Bewick Folly, £78 Ladykirk and Greenhead, Reston, £77.50 Shotton, £77 Kettleburn, Greenhead, Reston and Yetlington Lane, £75 Bewick Folly, Kettleburn (2), Greenhead, Reston and Biddlestone Home Farm. Suff.x:- £80 Lilburn Estates, £77.50 Auchencrow Mains, £73 Shotton, £71.50 Low Middleton Livestock and Auchencrow Mains. Ven:- £68.50 Craigshouse. Bel:- £68, £66 (2), £65 Ladykirk, £64.50 Lilburn Estates. Mule:- £62.50 Ladykirk.
Leading prices per kilo:- Tex.:- 189.7p Henlaw, 178.1p Cockhall, 177.5p Henlaw, 175p Lorbottle, 173.7p, 170.2p Linbrig, 170p Henlaw, 169.5p Fenham Hill, 169.3p Yetlington Lane. Bel:- 169.7p Lilburn Estates, 169.2p (2), 166.7p Ladykirk. Suff.x:- 160p Lilburn Estates, 155.8p Craigshouse, 152.4p Lilburn Estates. Ven:- 159.3p Craigshouse.
Ewes, smarter show good late rates maintained
Leading prices:- Suff.x:- £84 South Bellshill, £80 Marigold Farming, £72 South Bellshill. Tex.x:- £80, £76, £71 Cockhall. HB:- £77.50 Marigold Farming. Zwa:- £73 Hillcrest Livestock. Mule:- £73 South Bellshill, £63 Marigold Farming, Cockhall and South Bellshill, £60 Ingram. CHM:- £70, £65 Ingram. BF:- £63 Ladykirk, £45.50 Cold Martin, £44 Ingram
John Swan Ltd sold 75 clean cattle, 94 OTM cattle,Bullocks (38) averaged 220.3p per kg and sold to 260p (+1.8p on week)Heifers (34) averaged 227.3p per kg and sold to 253p (+10.3p on week)3 Young Bulls averaged 156.9p per kg sold to 214p (+14.6p on week)94 Beef type OTM cattle averaged 118p per kg and sold to 177p (n/c on the week) New season lambs averaged 156.7p per kg (+3.7p on the week) and sold to £87.50,2146 New Season lambs and 855 Ewes top price 200p per kg for Beltex.Ewes averaged £51.23, and sold to £100 for TexelHeavy ewes averaged £69.49; Light ewes sold to £70 for Cheviots and averaged £43.42 Principal Prices per Head: Upper Nisbet £1518.40, £1473.76; Longnewton £1487.36, £1461.60; Bee Principal Prices per kg: Upper Nisbet 2.60, 2.44, 2.40 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Bee Edge 2.53, 2.49 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons, 2.51, 2.47 M/s J Gilmour & C Ltd, 2.48 Colin Peat; Ramrig 2.49, 2.46 M/s J Gilmour & C Ltd, 2.43 Robert Pringle & Sons, 2.39 Shaws of Lauder; Upper Hundalee 2.45 M/s J Gilmour & C Ltd; Woodhead. A 2.43 Charles Wilson, Edinburgh, 2.40 M/s J Saunderson; Longnewton Bulls: Buteland £1056 (100p); Stobshiel Mains £937.80 (.90p); Gattonside Mains £901(1.06).Cows per head: Kersknowe £1322.40, £1232.50; Corsbie (F) £1225.80, £1107; St Boswells £1164.66; Grahamslaw £1150.50, £1066.80; Gateshaw £1125, £1099.56, £1059.38, £1051.94, £1049.04; Nisbet Mill £1095.12; Queenscairn £1040.58; Leaderfoot £1039.36. Cows per kg: St Boswells 1.77; Grahamslaw 1.77, 1.51, 1.40; Gateshaw 1.61, 1.50, 1.49(3), 1.47, 1.41; Kersknowe 1.45(2); Craiglea 1.43; South Common 1.41. Lambs per head: Suff.x;- £87.50, £78.50 Huntington, £75.50 Thirlestane, £75 Kaeside & Stoneypath, Tex.x;- £85.50, £84 Huntington, £85 Lower Ashtrees, £82 St Leonards, Bel;- £85Crookston, £84 Craigsford Mains, £80 Lylestane, Char;- £73.50 Symington Mains, £73, £68.50 Ladyflat, £64.50 Ladylands, Ber;- £73.50, £65 Springwood, Suff;- £70.50, £66, £64 Roxburgh Mains, Mule;- £62.50 Saughtree, £62 Scamblesby & Lauderhill, £61.50 Threeburnford & Hillhouse, CM;- £69.50 Whitehill, £69 Gospelhall, £65 Gilston, Chev;- £69, £66 Whitehill, £66.50 Leaderfoot, BF;- £55 Stoneypath & Lambs per kg: Bel;- 2.00, 1.88 Crookston, 1.87 Eildon Mains, 1.81 Threeburnford, Tex;- 1.90 Eildon Mains, 1.86, 1.80 Lower Ashtrees, 1.78 South Common, Suff.x;- 1.71, 1.67 Huntington, 1.70 Ewes: Tex;- £100 Roxburgh Mains, £85, £79, £70 Hillhouse, £70 Bogend, Suff.x;- £79, £77 Craigsford Mains, £77 Corsbie, £73 Broom, Suff;- £78 Inchkeith, Chev;- £70 Brockhouse, £63 Whitsome East Newton, Mule;- £73, £69 Bow & Dryden, £65 Grahamslaw, BFL;- £65 Grahamslaw, EC;- £60, £53 Rams: Tex;- £100 Ruchlaw Mains, Suff;- £99 Belmont, Lleyn:- £85 Ruchlaw Mains.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 28 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 38 over thirty month cattle, 4,663 prime lambs and 4,532 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9thOctober 2014. More quality prime cattle on offer this week with better sorts a shade sharper. Top price to 225.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage. Limousin bullocks sold to 218.5p also from Messrs Garthwaite.
Steers Light to 211.5p (205.5p) Medium to 218.5p (202.6p) Heavy to 209.5p (194.7p) Heifers Light to 113.5p (113.5p) Medium to 225.5p (206.1p)
Heavy to 207.5p (199.7p) Young bulls 201.5p (191.5p) Lambs Light to 160.0p (141.4p) Standard to 205.0p (158.4p)
Medium to 200.0p (151.7p) Heavy to 186.0p (144.3p) Overweight 172.0p (142.2p) Ewes Light to £78.00 (£37.44)
Heavy to £129.00(£72.28) Cast Rams £150.00(£69.33).