AT St Boswells Mart on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 90 clean cattle, 65 OTM cattle, 2,253 spring lambs and 572 ewes.

Bullocks (49) averaged 205.6p per kg, (+3.2p on the week). Heifers (33) averaged 204p per kg (+4.0p on the week) and eight young bulls averaged 204.3p per kg (+26.3p on the week).

The 65 beef-type OTM cattle aveaged 144.8p per kg (nc on the week).

The 2,253 spring lambs averaged 198.6p per kg (+10.3p on the week) including 1,505 38-41kgs averaging 201p and 572 ewes averaged £80.22 (+ £3.96 on the week).

Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.28 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Wester Ulston and Traprain 2.27 M/s W.T.S Forsyth and Sons; Longnewton 2.25 M/s W.T.S Forsyth and Sons; Wester Ulston 2.23 Colin Peat Esq; Bee Edge 2.23 Robert Wilson Butcher Ltd; Traprain 2.23 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd; Pathhead 2.23 Charles Wilson 1995 Ltd; Thirlestane 2.22 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Lurdenlaw 2.21 M/s W.T.S Forsyth and Sons; Bee Edge and Snawdon 2.20 Denholm Meat Supplies and Gosford Bothy Farm Shop; Thirlestane 2.19 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd; Bee Edge 2.18 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd; Caverton Mill 2.17 Forth Meat Supplies Ltd; Pathhead 2.17 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd.

Principal prices per head: Lurdenlaw £1524.40, £1457.25, £1435; Jedderfield £1414.40; Lurdenlaw £1404.

Young bulls: Thirlestane 2.13, £1288.65.

Cows per head: Rosebrough £1540.35; Ramrig £1521.50; Rosebrough £1462; Stobshiel Mains £1442.75; Shoestanes £1364; Dalkeith Home Farm £1335.10; Headshaw L £1321.30; Rosebrough £1272.80; Shoestanes £1260; Newstead Chathill £1228.50; Ashkirktoun £1207.50; Brockholes £1202.35; Laidlawstiel £1175.30; Headshaw L £1164.40; Stobshiel Mains £1154.40; Marchcleugh £1128.90.

Cows per kg: Newstead Chathill 1.89; Headshaw L 1.81; Ramrig 1.70; Glendearg and Rosebrough 1.70; Shoestanes 1.68; Marchcleugh 1.65; Headshaw L 1.64; Rosebrough 1.63; Glendearg and Marchcleugh 1.59; Dalkeith Home Farm 1.58; Corsbie 1.57; Newton Hawick and Shoestanes 1.55; Kirklands 1.52.

Spring lambs per head: Tex.x;- £106, £103 Crookston, £99 Langraw. Suff.x;- £104 Huntington, £99 The Lee, £98 Crookston. Bel;- £86.50 Lylestane, £86 Berrymoss (Redpath). Cha;- £84 Ladyflat. CM;- £83 Gilston.

Principal prices per kg: Tex.x;- 218p Fountainhall, 212.5p, 211.4p Lower Ashtrees, 210p Huntington. Bel;- 218p, 209p Redden. Suff.x;- 212.2p, 211.4p Huntington, 209p Marvingston.

Cast ewes: Suff;- £123, £111 Inchkeith. Suff.x;- £115 Camieston, £109 Kaeside. Tex.x;- £109 Acreknowe, £107 Belmont. BFL;- £107, £97 Hartside. CM;- £103 Torwoodlee. Ber;- £100 Springwood Estate (Powell). Chv;- £93 Marvingston, £85 Whitchesters, Shoestanes. Zwa;- £93 Wells Stables (Mactaggart). HB;- £91 Ecclaw. GF;- £83 Camieston, The Challenge, Inchkeith, Mossburnford and Mayfield.

Rams: Suff;- £139 Hatchendize. Bel;- £135 Lylestane. BF;- £81 Invergeldie.


AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,164 lambs, nine hoggs and young sheep and 172 ewes.

Large numbers curtailed by the elements, weather beating vendors who braved them were rewarded with unprecedented returns again a full ring of buyers were in operation. Average 204.3p.

Leading prices per head:- Suff.x:- £96.50 Fenham Hill, £94 Brockley Hall, £90 Kinross, £89.50 Fenham Hill and Chesterhill, £88 South Falaknowe. Tex.x:- £95.50 Fenham Hill, £93.50 Edlingham Newtown, £93 Wandon, £91.50 Branton Eastside, £89.50 Fenham Hill and Ladykirk, £89 Edlingham Newtown, £88.50 Fenham Hill, £88 Shotton and Kettleburn, £87.50 Great Ryle, £87 Branton Eastside and Newstead. Char:- £91.50 East Fleetham, £88.50 Wandon. Chev:- £85.50 Humbleheugh. Bel:- £85, £84, £82.50, £80 Chillingham Home Farm. Mule:- £76 Alnham.

Leading prices per kilo:- Bel.x:- 221.1p, 217.1p, 212.5p, 210.5p Chillingham Home Farm. Tex.x:- 221.1p Marshall Meadows, 215.4p Black Heddon, 214.5p Milfield Demesne, 214.1p Marshall Meadows, 213.8p Greenhead, Reston, 212.5p Wandon, 211.3p Craiglea, Greenlaw and Fowberry Moor, 210.5p Ladykirk, 210p Springhill, Seahouses, 208.8p Village Farm, Seahouses and High Learchild, 208.5p Shipley Lane. Char:- 208.5p Greenhead, Reston. Suff.x:- 206.1p South Falaknowe, 205p Great Ryle and Howtel, 204.8p Brandon. Mule:- 200p Alnham.

Hoggs and young sheep to £67.50 Shipley Lane.

Ewes numbers also tighter due to conditions but trade steady at late rates.

Leading prices:- Suff.x:- £98.50 Thornington, £97 Middle Ord, £96 Thornington, £95 Lilburn Estates, £93 Milfield Demesne and Thornington, £91 Chillingham Home Farm, £91.50 East Fleetham, £91 Shipley Lane. Char:- £98.50 East Fleetham. Tex.x:- £98 Lorbottle, £95, £91 Chillingham Home Farm. Mule:- £76 Milfield Demesne, £76, £75 Southfield, Seahouses, £74 Lilburn Estates. BF:- £72 Lilburn Estates.

Rams:- BFL:- £125 Clennell. Tex:- £115 High Learchild. BF:- £90 Clennell.