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Left to right, Steven Wilson, managing director of John Swan Limited; James Anderson of Headshaw L Moor, Oxton; Jim Thomson of Middlestots, Duns (Judge).
Left to right, Steven Wilson, managing director of John Swan Limited; James Anderson of Headshaw L Moor, Oxton; Jim Thomson of Middlestots, Duns (Judge).
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Border Livestock Exchange to week ending Friday 1st November 2013 sold 149 Prime Cattle including 37 Cows; 3,910 Prime Sheep including 487 Ewes; 1,240 Store and Breeding Sheep; 155 Store and Breeding Cattle.

Aberdeen Angus x Bullocks and Heifers sold to 430p per kg and £1,422 per head. Continental Bullocks & Heifers to 415p per kg and £1,308 per head. Cull Cows to 300p per kilo. Young Bulls to 408p per kg and £1,260 per head

Lamb trade is definitely firming as numbers tighten up. Standard Lambs (16 – 21kgs) sold to 395p per kg and £83. Hill Lambs to 385p per kg and a flat rate of 345p per kg for small (under 13kg) horned Lambs. Cull Ewe Mules to £55.

Store Lambs continue to sell well with strong lambs and longer keeping types keenly sought after. Stock Lleyn Ewes to £105 and Mule Gimmers to £115.

ST BOSWELLS

John Swan Limited sold 659 Spring Born Calves and Store Cattle at their annual Show & Sale. The champion was awarded for a Charolais.x bullock scaling 360kgs and realising £1170 from M/s Anderson, Headshaw, Lauder to the judge M/s J Thompson, Middlestotts, who also purchased the reserve, a Charolais.x bullock realising £1190 also from M/s Anderson, Headshaw, Lauder.

Bullocks per head: AA.x;- £1260 Hutlerburn, £1090(2) Outerston, £1010 Earlside, £990(2) South Riccalton & Earlside, Lim.x;- £1220 Hutlerburn, £1150 The Lee, £1040 Crossflat, £1000 Headshaw. L, Char.x;- £1190, £1170, £1110, £1040 Headshaw. L, £940 Kaeside, Sim.x;- £1070 Ettrickshaws & Marchcleugh, £960 Kirklands. A, BRB;- £880 Upper Samieston.

Bullocks per kg: Char.x;- 383.9, 330.2, 325 Headshaw. L, 318.6 Kaeside, Lim.x;- 333.3, 309.8, 280.8 Upper Samieston, 280 Middlestead, BRB;- 309 Upper Samieston, AA.x;- 281.2, 271.2, 264, 255.7, 251.5 South Riccalton, 244.1 Upper Samieston, Saler.x;- 255, 246.8 Kaeside, Sim.x;- 250.9, 248.6 Kirklands. A, 246.4 Middlestead.

Overall Bullocks averaged 237.7.

Heifers per head: Lim.x;- £1160,£900 Foulshiels. Y, £980 Crossflat, £890 The Lee, Char.x;- £1000, £950, £800 North Synton, £790 Adderstonshiels & Kaeside, AA.x;- £890 Branxholm Braes, £840 Cappuck, £790 Outerston, £780 Earlside, Sim.x;- £710 Kirklands. A, £700 Marchcleugh.

Heifers per kg;- Char.x;- 296.2, 267.8 Kaeside, 263.3, 247.5 Borthwickbrae, Lim.x;- 254.2, 245.9 South Riccalton, 245.6 Helmburn, 239.3 Crossflat, Sim.x;- 249.1 Kirklands. A.

Overall Heifers averaged 221.2.

John Swan Ltd sold 63 clean cattle, 75 OTM cattle, 3013 new season lambs and 1137 ewes on Monday, November 4. Bullocks (19) averaged 244.8p per kg and sold to 258p (+6.4p on week) Heifers (44) averaged 238.1p per kg and sold to 262p (-0.4p on week). 75 beef type OTM cattle averaged 124.6p per kg and sold to 219p (+8.1p on the week). 3013 new season SQQ lambs averaged 176.4p per kg (-3.9p on week) and sold to £94.50. 1137 ewes averaged £45.04 and sold to £87, tups sold to £117. Heavy ewes £60.50, Light ewes £34.79. Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.62,(2) M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons & Robert Wilson Butcher, 261 Denholm Meats, 2.59 Robert Wilson Butcher, 2.58 M/s Cropper, 2.56(2), 2.54 W Taylor(Lockerbie); Ramrig 2.59 W Taylor(Lockerbie) Ltd, 2.55 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Upper Hundalee 2.57 M/s J Gilmour & Sons, 2.56 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons; Honeyburn 2.56 M/s JA Waters & Sons; Traprain 2.50 Malones of Edinburgh; Longnewton 2.49 M/s R Pringle. Principal Prices per Head: Bee Edge £1611.30, £1574.40, £1573.80, £1566, £1562.10.

Cows per head: Lammerview £1423.50; Thrunton £1400, £1331.10, £1283.10, £1254.60; Willowford £1218, £1135.65; Todshawhaugh £1204.50; Huntington £1182.15, £1180.85; Burnhouse Mains £1093.50; Parkhill £1079.65; Hyndsidehill £1063.95; Bowland £1058.20. Cows per kg: Lammerview 219; Todshawhaugh 181, 219; Huntington 213, 209; Willowford 203, 201; Thrunton 175, 153(2); The Bow 173; Hyndsidehill 173. Bulls: Howden £1438.80; Muircleugh £1339.85; Clifton Parks £949.05, £924. Lambs per head: Tex.x;- £94.50 Blackadder Mains, £93 South Common, Char;- £91 Crumhaughhill, Suff.x;- £91 Brothershiels, £90 Crumhaughhill, Bel;- £86 Sydenham, BFL;- £81 Harehead, Cranshaws, CM;- £78 Faughhill, HB;- £77 Stobshiel Mains, GF;- £72.50 Aikeyside, £72 Roseview, BF;- £66.50 Tinnis. Lambs per kg: Tex.x;- 201.2 Ashcraig, 197.6 South Common, Suff.x;- 192.7 Headshaw.L, 184.5 Wester Ulston, Bel;- 191.1 Sydenham, 185.7 Faughhill, Char;- 186.8, 177.4 Kirkend, CM;- 176.9 Wester Ulston, 168.3 Kirklands. Cast Ewes: Suff.x;- £87 Spotsmains, £81 Hatchendnize, Tex;- £83, £79 Cavers Lea. Suff;- £77 Headshaw. L, CM;- £69 Blegbie, GF;- £67 Hyndsidehill, Lleyn;- £63 Sunnyside, RYE;- £61 Craigsford(Douglas), Jac;- £51 Beirhope, BL;- £50 Spotsmains, Chev;- £57 Larriston, BF;- £39 Eckford Farming, Cortleferry, Scamblesby Farms. Rams: Tex;- £117 Craig Douglas, £115 Blackadder Mains, £109 Sydenham, £100 Myreside.

LONGTOWN

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 26 prime cattle, 19 young bulls, 39 over thirty month cattle, 5,640 prime lambs and 5,827 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 31st October 2013. A similar show of 5,640 prime lambs which sold to average 180.3p per kilo (SQQ 182.7p). Best quality lambs were again keenly sought after with heavy sorts lacking flesh harder to cash. Vendors are advised that lambs should now be belly clipped as requested by all abattoirs. Top price of £100 per head for Texels from J. Latimer, Cherry Garth & A. Carruthers & Sons, Peela Hill and to 283p per kilo for Beltex from J.M. Richardson, Newington.