Market Prices

Winning Team: Teviotdale YFC - Neale Cockburn, Neil Wilson, Euan Munro, and Ross McAulay
Winning Team: Teviotdale YFC - Neale Cockburn, Neil Wilson, Euan Munro, and Ross McAulay

WOOLER

At their weekly Primestock sale last Wednesday, John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,101 lambs and 512 ewes.

Similar numbers forward but all classes significantly dearer, more buyers in action, greater numbers needed to satisfy demand.

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £90.50 Lorbottle, £87.50 Greenhead, Reston, £87 South Ditchburn, £86.50 (2) Lickar Moor, £86 Springhill, Berwick, £84 Elwick, £83.50 Greenhead, Reston, £83 Mindrum, Cockhall and Low Middleton. Suff.x:- £87 Mindrum, £86 Lorbottle, £83 Low Middleton, £81, £79.50 Lorbottle, £79.50 Low Middleton, £77 Shotton, Craigshouse and Newstead. Cha:- £83.50, £81, £76 Elwick. Bel:- £80 Fowberry Moor, £76, £75, £74 (2) Ladykirk. Chx:- £74.50 Hartside. Chm:- £78.50, £74.50 Bewick Folly, £72 (2) Great Ryle. Chev:- £75, £74 Great Ryle, £72 Fawdon Farms. Ham:- £76 Kettleburn. Bfl:- £76 Fawdon Farms

Leading prices per kilo:- Bel:- 205.4p, 200p, 197.4p 194.7p Ladykirk, 190.5p Fowberry Moor. Tex.x:- 204.9p Elwick, 200p Springhill, Berwick, 197.6p Yetlington Lane, 195.4p, 192.9p Elwick, 191.3p Craigshouse, 190.2p Ladykirk, 189.5p Cockhall, 188.5p Lilburn Estates, 188.4p Kettleburn, 188.2p 187.5p Ladykirk. Chm:- 196.3p, 191p Bewick Folly. Cha:- 190p Elwick. Suff.x:- 184.6p, 181p Lilburn Estates, 179.8p, 177.9p, 172.3p Lorbottle, 170.5p Newstead. Chev:- 178.6p Great Ryle, 171.4p Fawdon Farms.

Ewes a larger show, all classes meeting keen demand to see levels remain very similar.

Leading prices:- Tex.x:- £97.50 Pallinsburn, £97 Lickar Moor, £93 Elwick, £90 Bewick Folly, £83 Yetlington Lane, £82 Newstead, £81.50 Cockhall, £81 Pallinsburn, £80 Lilburn Estates. Suff.x:- £97 Springhill, Berwick, £96 Fawdon Farms, £93 Low Middleton, £90 Fawdon Farms, £88.50 Kettleburn, £85 The Hagg, £82 Tynely. Lly:- £96 Pallinsburn, £75 Tynely. Chev:- £81.50 Hartside. Bfl:- £80.50 Fawdon Farms. Ham:- £89.50 Kettleburn. Mule:- £76 (2) Kettleburn, £75.50 The Hagg, £74.50 Elwick, £73 Fawdon Farms, £71.50 Cockhall. BF:- £58 Fawdon Farms, £56 Hartside, £54 Cold Martin, £50 Lilburn Estates. Swa:- £38 Hedgeley Farms.

ST BOSWELLS

At their weekly primestock sale on Monday, John Swan Ltd sold 70 clean cattle, 76 OTM cattle, 2,044 new season lambs and 717 ewes.

Bullocks (33) averaged 219.5p per kg and sold to 239p (+0.5p on week).

Heifers (35) averaged 215.5p per kg and sold to 250p (+2.9p on week).

The 76 beef type OTM cattle averaged 120.7p per kg and sold to 182p (+2.8p on the week).

New season lambs averaged 180.6p per kg (+12p on the week) £78.13 per head and sold to £93, top price 209p per kg for Beltex.

Ewes averaged £59.89, and sold to £105 for a Texel, heavy ewes averaged £67.60; Light ewes sold to £57 for BF and averaged £44.

Principal prices per head: Lurdenlaw £1500.40, £1486.76; Bee Edge £1449.60, £1445.50; upper Nisbet 1437.52, £1429.22.

Principal prices per kg: Cauldshiel 2.50 M/s W.T.S. Forsyth and Sons, 2.32 M/s Moor; Bee Edge 2.45 M/s W.T.S. Forsyth and Sons, 2.41, 2.40 W. Taylor (Lockerbie); Sourhope 2.41 Charles Wilson Butcher, Edin; Longnewton 2.40 M/s W.T.S. Forsyth and Sons; Upper Nisbet 2.39 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.38 M/s Moor, 2.36 Shaws of Lauder; Dunslaw 2.37 Charles Wilson Butcher, Edin; Woodhead. A 2.35 M/s W.T.S. Forsyth and Sons; Lurdenlaw 2.33 Shaws of Lauder, 2.30 M/s J. Gilmour and Co Ltd; Traprain 2.33 Malone of Edinburgh; Mount Road 2.30 M/s J. Gilmour and Co Ltd.

Bulls: Philiphaugh £1051.48(97p); Kaeside £896.10(87p); Fowberry Moor £892.70 (113p).

Cows per head: Stoneypath £1374.56; Old Castles £1230.66, £1096.20, £1053.62, £1037.52, £1006.08; Langlee Mains £1115.20; Huntington £1066.84, £1046.68, £984.18; Corsbie (F) £1045.28; Fowberry Moor £1044; Dunslaw £1033.76; Berryhill £1018.54; Leaderfoot £989.10.

Cows per kg: Dunslaw 1.82; Fowberry Moor 1.80; Whitriggs 1.79, 1.67; Langlee Mains 1.70; Southfield 1.67; Huntington 1.49, 1.41,1.37; Stoneypath 1.42, 1.41, 1.39; Legerwood 1.41; Corsbie (F) 1.39(2); Old Castles 1.39.

Lambs per head: Tex;- £93 Huntington, £92 Corsbie, £91 Craigsford Mains, Suff.x;- £90 Huntington, £88 St Leonards, £87 Bonjedward Mill, Bel;- £90 Wester Deans, £89.50 Craighouse, £82.50 Lylestane, CM;- £88.50, £79 Lylestane, £77 Gospelhall, £75 Wester Ulston, Mule;- £81 Burnhouse Mains, £76 Scamblesby, Addinston and Threeburnford, £74.50 Addinston, Chev;- £79 Attonburn, £78.50 Whitchesters, £77, £76.50 Woodside, Suff;- £77.50 Woodside, EC;- £74 Addinston, BF;- £72 Addinston.

Lambs per kg: Bel;- 2.09 Wester Deans , 2.05 Craighouse, 2.01 Lylestane, Tex;- 2.03 Elmbank, 2.01, 2.00 Bedrule, 2.01, 2.00 Wester Ulston, Suff.x;- 2.00 Huntington, 1.96 Mayfield, 1.93 Carcant, Chev;- 1.92 Attonburn, 1.91 Whitchesters.

Ewes: Tex;- £107.50 Headshaw. L, £100 North Synton, £93.50 Mailingsland, Suff.x;- £107 Greenend, £102.50, £95.50 Headshaw. L, £93 Corsbie, Chev;- £88.50 Brockhouse, £78 Woodside, £72 Whitchesters, CM;- £85 Lylestane, £72, £69 Yarlside, BL;- £83 Brunt Court, HB;- £94.50 Blackhill, Mule;- £77 Corsbie and Saughtree, £76.50, £74 Mailingsland, Lleyn;- £71.50 6 Quixwood, BF;- £52.50 Longcroft , £51 Tollishill and Hartside.

Rams: Char;- £98 Collielaw, Tex;- £75 Collielaw.

LONGTOWN

The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 33 prime cattle, three young bulls, 26 over 30 month cattle, 6,184 prime lambs and 5,281 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.Prime cattle sold a shade easier but for a poor quality show. Top price to 217.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by J.W. Vevers, High Stenries. A shortage of well fleshed cows forward with leaner cows harder to cash. Top price to 157.5p and 155.5p for Limousin cows shown by A. and A. Ewing, Dumbretton.

Larger show of 6,184 prime lambs met the dearest trade of the season so far.