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Highland Cattle calves near Maxton.
Highland Cattle calves near Maxton.
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WOOLER

At their weekly primestock sale on November 26 John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1190 lambs and 316 ewes.

Enthusiasm was lacking in the ring for the first time in a few weeks. All classes showing a slight decrease in levels.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex:- £89 Mindrum Farming Co, £88 South Charlton, £87 South Ditchburn, £85.50p, £85 Greenhead, Reston, £84 South Charlton, £83 Black Heddon, £82.50p Cockhall (2) and South Charlton. Bel:- £83, £80 Chillingham Home Farm. Suff.x:- £81 Kettleburn. Ven.x:- £79 Craigs House. Chev:- £78.50p South Charlton.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex:- 206.9p The Fleurs, 201.3p, 198.8p Black Heddon, 197.3p Yetlington Lane, 189.5p Shipley Smallburn, 189.3p Black Heddon, 188.5p Village Farm, Seahouses, 186.8p The Fleurs, 183.8p Newstead, 183.3p Cockhall, 182.9p Biddlestone Home Farm, Black Heddon and Lorbottle. Bel:- 200p Ladykirk, 193p Chillingham Home Farm. Chev:- 180p Linhope Farming Co.

Ewes again a flier, more numbers needed.

Leading Prices:- Tex:- £121 Shipley Smallburn, £116 Black Heddon, £111.50p Reavley, £104 Pallinsburn, £103.50p Lorbottle, £102 Pallinsburn, £99 Black Heddon, £98.50p Newstead, £98 Barmoor Red House, £95 Cockhall. Suff.x:- £108 Berryhill, £104 West Longridge, £101 Pallinsburn, £99 Reavley, £98.50p The Fleurs. Char:- £90 Lorbottle. CM:- £91 Reavley. Mule:- £85.50p Berryhill, £83.50p Brockley Hall and Kettleburn, £83 Barmoor Red House and Graden. BF:- £69 Lowick Moorhouse.

Rams:- BFL:- £117 Clennel. Tex:- £113 Pallinsburn.

ST BOSWELLS

At their weekly primestock sale on Monday, John Swan Ltd sold 89 clean cattle, 102 OTM cattle, 2814 New Season lambs and 651 Ewes.

Bullocks (26) averaged 220.7p per kg and sold to243 p (+1.2p on week)

Heifers (63) averaged 223.2p per kg and sold to255 p (+1.2p on week)

102 Beef type OTM cattle averaged 131.6p per kg and sold to 218p (+13.2p on the week)

New season lambs averaged 182.4p per kg (+2p on the week)£76.32 per head and sold to £97.50, top price 2.28p per kg for Texel.

Ewes averaged £65.85, and sold to £111.50 for a Texel

Heavy ewes averaged £72.97, Light ewes sold to £64 for Blackface and averaged £54.29.

Principal Prices per Head: Humbie Mill £1513.92; Lurdenlaw £1510.40; Bee Edge £1506.96, £1468.80; Jedderfield £1478.40; Upper Nisbet £1477.44.

Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.55, 2.52 WTS Forsyth & Sons, 2.46 Shaws of Lauder, 2.44 Worsley Wholesale Butchers; Humbie 2.49 WTS Forsyth & Sons, 2.41 Shaws of Lauder; Mosstower 2.45 Charles Wilson Butcher; Saughland 2.45 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Upper Nisbet 2.43 Colin Peat; Wester Ulston 2.41 Malone of Edinburgh; Traprain 2.41 Linton Butchers; Longnewton 2.40 Worsley Wholesale, Butchers, 2.38 M/s J Saunderson Ltd; Redden 2.39 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd.

Bulls: Kirkton £1213.62 (113p)

Cows per head: Willowford £1341.36, £1264.80, £1213.02; Smeaton Shaw245.58, £1180.80; Mosstower £1290.30, £1205.76; Nisbet £1242.60; Howden. S £1229.60, £1150.78; Kersknowe £1220.10, £1168.86; Ramrig £1200.94; Woodhead. L £1176.38; Redden £1157.86.

Cows per kg: Nisbet 2.18; Smeaton Shaw 2.17, 2.05; Crookhouse 2.09; Redden 2.09; Humbie Mill 2.08; Willowford 2.07(2), 2.04, 2.01; Dunslaw 1.89, 1.85; Lighthouse 1.79; Woodhead. A 1.67; Mosstower 1.65; Howden. S 1.63.

A good show of quality lambs forward, with heavy lambs a similar trade and export lambs sharper on the week. Also forward 223 ‘light lambs’ selling to a top of 217.6p p/kg or £74 Crookston & averaging 170p/kg overall.

Lambs per head: Bel;- £97.50 Sydenham, £90 Wester Ulston, £87 Crookston & Sydenham, Tex;- £97 Legars, £92.50 Holylee, £90 St Leonards, £89 Lower Ashtrees, £88 Legars, Suff.x;- £90 The Lee, £88.50 Howden. S, £88 Meigle, £87 Howden. S, Threeburnford & Blackburn, Chev;- £81 Stobshiel Mains, £80 Gospelhall, £79.50 Whitehill & Gospelhall, CM;- £76.50 Gospelhall, , £75.50, £75 Lylestane, Char;- £84, £74 Stirches Mains, HB;- £77.50 Stobshiel Mains, BFL;- £74.50 Newbigging Walls, EC;- £74.50 Addinston, Jac;- £73.50 Ruletownhead, SM;- £79 Threepwood, £78.50 Burncastle, £75.50 Scamblesby, BF;- £75 Oneholmes.

Lambs per kg: Tex;- 228.6 Bedrule, 209 Wester Ulston, 207 Lower Ashtrees, 206.3 Lochside, 206.1 Craighouse, Bel;- 225 Threeburnford, 223.1, 220.8 Crookston, 216.7 Sydenham, 212.5 Craighouse, 210.5 Crookston, 209 Lylestane, Suff.x;- 197.5 Wester Ulston, 194.7 Elmbank, 193.9 Blackburn, Chev;- 191.5 Ruletownhead, 189.3 Whitehill & Gospelhall, CM;- 191.3 Gospelhall, 186.3, 184.2 Lylestane, EC;- 186.3 Addinston, SM;- 184.2 Scamblesby, 181.9, 178.1 Burncastle, BF;- 187.5 Oneholmes, 175.9 Toxside.

Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade for all classes of Ewes sharper on the week to average £65.16 overall with Tup prices slightly easier on the week.

Ewes: Tex;- £111.50 Hermiston & Legars, £104 Tannage Brae, £100.50 Sydenham, Suff.x;- £103 Hermiston, £100 Upper Huntlywood, £96.50 St Leonards, Suff;- £94.50 Dere Street, HB;- £77.50 Blackhill, CM;- £83.50 Hermiston, £82.50 St Leonards, SM;- £78.50 Blackburn, £76.50 Lumsdaine, Lle;- £80 Colmslie, Chev;- £66 Saughtree, £65 BQ Farming, BF;- £58.50 Toxside.

Rams: Bel;- £113 Craighouse, Tex;- £100 Craighouse, Chev;- £90 Woodside, BFL;- £110 Meigle, BF;- £60 Eckford.

LONGTOWN

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 26 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 16 over-30 month cattle, 5,997 prime lambs and 4,595 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, November 27.

A better show of prime cattle saw trade sharper on the week. Top price to 221.5p for a Limousin heifer sold by W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House, others to 219.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.

Young bulls sold to 188.5p for Charolais from Enzieholm. A mixed offering of cast cows met a similar trade.