Market prices

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At their weekly Primestock Sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 215 hoggs and 64 ewes.

Hogg numbers tight due to lambing duties but all classes sold well. Dearer on the week.

Leading Prices per Head – Suff.x; £97.50 Castlelaw, £93.50 Fawdon, £93 Castlelaw. Tex.x; £88 Moorlaws, £86 Elwick, £85.50 East Fleetham, £85 Pallinsburn and Ladykirk. BF; £85.50 Fawdon.

Leading Prices per Kilo – Tex.x; 206.3p 203.8p 202.4p 200p Elwick, 202.6p Moorlaws, 200p Pallinsburn and Ladykirk. Suff.x; 202.4p Elwick.

Ewes- Leading Prices per Head – Tex.x; £116 Primside, £110 West Moneylaws, £104 Middle Ord. Suff.x; £115 Chillingham Home Farm and Primside. £112, £111 Middle Ord. Mule; £109 Castlelaw, £104 Primside. BF; £85 Hartside.

Rams – Suff :- £129. Hamp :- £127 East Fleetham.

ST BOSWELLS

At their weekly Primestock Report sale John Swan Ltd sold 98 clean cattle, 7 OTM cattle, 15 Beef Cows, 2501 Old Season lambs and 172 Ewes. Bullocks (33) averaged 208p per kg and sold to 227p (n/c on week).

Heifers (64) averaged 215p per kg and sold to 244p (n/c on week).

7 OTM Cattle averaged 181p and sold to 197p (+15p on the week). 1 Y Bull sold to 154p (n/c on week), 15 Beef type Cows averaged 123p per kg and sold to 174p (+2p on the week).

Old season lambs averaged 193p per kg (+6p on the week) SQQ 203p, £84.45 per head and sold to £110, top price 226p per kg for Texel Ewes averaged £86.06, and sold to £135 for Suffolk. Heavy ewes averaged £99.65; Light ewes sold to £100 for Chev and averaged £63.68. Principal Prices per Head: Shidlaw £1440.92; Cairndinnis £1440.50, £1392.58; Bee Edge £1392; Jedderfield £1380.24; Over Roxburgh £1375.32.

Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.44, 2.41, 2.40 Border Meats, 2.43 Shaws of Lauder; Wester Ulston 2.41 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Phantassie 2.38 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.37, 2.35 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons; Shidlaw 2.35 Malone of Edinburgh; Smailholm Mains 2.35 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons; Thirlestane 2.35 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.34 Border Meats; Upper Nisbet 2.31 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Traprain 2.30 OTM Cattle: Kersknowe £1478.28 (1.94), £1436.16(1.87), £1435.92(1.93); Phantassie £1159(1.90); Dunslaw £1158.36(1.97).Bull: Pogbie £986.70(1.15).

Cows per head: Low Middleton £1231.92; Cortleferry £1042.72, £948.28, £675.54; Attonburn £985.50, £854.26, £834.48, £704.14; Chapelhill £861.12, £740, £733.92, £675.64, £510.92;

Gattonside Mains Cows per kg: Low Middleton 1.74; Cortleferry 1.52, 1.51; Chapelhill 1.38, 1.32, 1.27, 1.25, 1.06; Attonburn 1.35, 1.21, 1.14, 1.09.

Lambs per head: Suff.x;- £110, £100 Lurdenlaw, £102 Dunslaw, £100 Bonjedward Mill, Tex;- £108 Legerwood, £104 Lurdenlaw, £98 Traprain, Chev;- £101 Garth Farm, £100, £95(2), £94(2) Lurdenlaw, Suff;- £97 Brotherstone, £82 Lower Greenhill, CM;- £92 Garth Farm, £85.50, £80.50 Faughhill, BF;- £86, £82.50 Taylor Drive, £82.50 Boghall, £82 Dunslaw, SM;- £85.50 Boghall, £83.50 Taylor Drive, £78 Swinnie, Chev.x;- £85.50 Dunslaw, SD;- £85, £78.50 Belford on Bowmont, ML;- £80.50

Houndshall.Lambs per kg: Tex;- 2.26 Boghall, 2.23 Kilnknowe, 2.22 Faughhill, Chev;- 2.19, 2.12 Faughhill, 2.14 Dunslaw, BF;- 2.11 Boghall, 2.05 Dunslaw & Glenalmond, Chev.x;- 2.15 Dunslaw, 2.00 Boghall, Suff.x;- 2.11 Traprain, 2.10 Dunslaw & Knock Farm, SD;- 2.06 Belford on Bowmont, CM;- 2.06, 2.03 Faughhill, ML;- 2.06, 2.00 Houdshall.Ewes: Suff;- £135 Lower Greenhill, Suff.x;- £130, £118 Upper Bolton, £115 Camieston & Craigsford Mains, Tex;- £120, £115 Craigsford Mains, £112 Stoneypath, HB;- £111 Upper Bolton, CM;- £99 Berryhill, £95 Fleurs, Chev;- £100 Stoneypath, £90 Faughhill, SM;- £105 Boggs Holdings, Camieston & Craigsford Mains, £100 Mowhaugh & Greenend, Bel;- £94 Faughhill, BF;- £83 Aikeyside, £81 Rams: Suff;- £120 Lower Greenhill & Brotherstone, Tex;- £112 Cortleferry, £104 Bellfield, BFL;- £104 Cortleferry, Lleyn;- £100 Brotherstone.

At their first Special April Show & Sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 433 Continental.x Feeding & Grazing Cattle at their sale on Thursday, April 2 where cattle met a good trade with a full ringside of buyers present.

The show champion was awarded to Orchard Farm, Hawick for a Lim.x bullock which scaled 520kgs and realised £1250, reserve was awarded to Huntington for a Lim.x heifer which scaled 435kgs and realised £1090. The show was kindly judged by Mr N Gibson, Willowford.

Class 1: Best Continental.x Bullock; 1st Orchard Hwk. 2nd Huntington, 3rd Orchard Hwk.

Class 2: Best Continental.x Heifer: 1st Huntington, 2nd Lee.

Bullocks per head: Lim.x;- £1340 Outerston, £1340, £1330 Easter Howlaws, £1310 Flex, Char.x;- £1300 Byrewalls, £1280 Flex, £1200 Nether Howden & Cortleferry, Sim;- £1250 Lammerview, AA.x;- £1220 Flex, £1160(2) Camieston.

Bullocks per kg: Lim.x;- 298.5, 297.2, 286.2 Huntington, 294.4 The Lee, 274.6 Orchard Hwk., Char.x;- 294.7 Nether Howden, 270.4, 261.9 Cortleferry, Sim.x;- 278 South Common, 272.2 Huntershall, AA.x;- 243.6 Orchard Hwk.

Bullocks averaged £1060.31 (233.5ppk)

Heifers per head: Sim;- £1530, £1470 Graden, Char.x;- £1220, £1210 Graden, £1190 Nether Howden, £1180, £1170 Byrewalls, Lim.x;- £1110, £1090 Huntington, £1070 Todshawhaugh, BRB;- £1070 Cortleferry.

Heifers per kg:- Lim.x 281.3, 264.6, 260.9 Huntington, 250 Lee, Sim;- 275.7, 247.1 Graden,

Char.x;- 261 Nether Howden, 248 Cortleferry, AA.x;- 236.9 South Common, Sim.x;- 235.5 South Common.

Heifers averaged £950.03 (228.9ppk)