Market Prices

Cow with calf near Melrose.
Cow with calf near Melrose.


At their weekly Primestock Sale last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 708 hoggs and 405 ewes.

Larger numbers on show, extra buyers present, increase in returns.

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £118 Ewart, £116.50p Crunklaw, £114 Black Heddon, £110 Ladykirk, £108.50p Low Middleton, £108, £105.50p Hoppen Hall, £105 Ladykirk, Suff.x:- £108.50p Ewart, £108 Newstead, Bel.x :- £107 Ewart, £103 Chillingham Home Farm, Mule :- £105 Ladykirk, Bf :- £100.50p Birchwood Hall, Chv :- £98.50p Ewart.

Leading prices per kilo:- Bel.x :- 243.2p Ewart, 224.4p, 217.1p Chillingham Home Farm, Chev :- 233.3p, 231.7p, 229.1p Ewart, Tex.x :- 219.2p Black Heddon, 213.3p Shotton, 213p Hoppen Hall, 211.4p Barmoor Red House, Bf :- 218.5p, 216.7p Birchwood Hall, 212.2p Ewart, Suff.x 213.6p Ewart.

Strong show of ewes, with an increase in returns.

Leading prices:- Suff:- £119 Eildon Cottage, £111 Kypie, Tex.x:- £112 Ewart, £109 Kypie, £103 Roseden, £102, £100 Crunklaw, £100 Branxton Moor, Sfx:- £102.50, £100 Low Middleton, £100 Lilburn Estates, Mule:- £100 Ladykirk, £89.50 South Lyham, £89 Low Middleton, Chm:- £96 South Falaknowe, £88.50, £87 Bewick Folly, Bfl:- £89 Roseden, Chv:- £74.50 Bewick Folly, Sourhope, Bf:- £64 Pop Inn, £58 Ewart, £55 South Falaknowe.

Rams:- Tex:- £123, £111, £106.50 Branxton Moor, £115 Low Middleton, £112 West Longridge.

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On Monday John Swan Ltd sold 112 clean cattle, 69 OTM cattle,

1,715 old season lambs, 44 new season lambs and 751 ewes.

Bullocks (40) averaged 232.4p per kg and sold to 267p (+1.4p on the week), heifers (63) averaged 226.8p per kg and sold to 260p (+2.8p on the week), nine young bulls averaged 193.5p per kg and sold to 218p (n/c on the week) and 69 beef type OTM cattle averaged 154.7p per kg and sold to 1566p (+0.7p on the week) .

Old season SQQ lambs averaged 206.1p per kg (-15.1p on week) and sold to £127, new season lambs averaged 275.5p and sold to £134, ewes averaged £53.59, and sold to £127 and heavy ewes £72.45, light ewes £38.43.

Principal prices per kg: Kirkton 2.67 M/s R Pringle, Bee Edge 2.60 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, Kirkton 2.60 John Penny and Sons, Sourhope 2.51 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Bee Edge 2.51 M/s Foley Brothers, Kirkton 2.51 M/s R and G Moor, Lurdenlaw 2.49 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, Sourhope 2.48 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Bee Edge 2.48 M/s T.A Shaw, Kirkton 2.48 John Penny and Sons, Sourhope 2.46 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Traprain 2.46 M/s Foley Brothers, Hollybush 2.44 M/s R and G Moor, Lurdenlaw 2.43 M/s R and G Moor and Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Upper Nisbet 2.43 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons.

Principal prices per head: Upper Huntlywood £1954.15, £1906.50, Lurdenlaw £1683.15, Upper Huntlywood £1638, The Craggs £1634.15, Upper Nisbet £1626.75.

Cows per head: Cockburn £1566.25; South Ord £1498.50; Burnhouse Mains £1475.15; Stoneypath £1452.50, £1443.75; Hyndsidehill £1400; Stobswood £1381.60; Thirlestane £1327.65; Marigold £1286.50; Saughland £1283.25; Wantonwalls £1256.70; Corsbie £1245.60; Marigold £1238.20; Wester Middleton £1205.55.

Cows per kg: Saughland 1.97; Stoneypath 1.95; South Ord 1.85; Shidlaw, Burnhouse Mains 1.81; Cockburn 1.79; Saughland, Wantonwalls 1.77; South Ord, Stoneypath, Hyndsidehill 1.75; Corsbie, Pathhead, Chillingham Home Farm 1.73.

Bulls: Mailingsland £1367.40; Stoneypath £1257.75 (1.95p)

Lambs per head: Tex.x;- £134, £127 Thornington, £126 Middlethird and Lochside. Suff.x;- £133, £128 Smailholm Mains.

Lambs per kg: Tex.x;- 297.6p Lochside, 290p Thornington. Suff.x;- 289.1p, 284.4p Smailholm Mains.

Hoggs per head: Suf;- £127, £120 Spotsmains. Suff.x;- £126 Bonjedward Mill, £124 Sunwick (J Orr). Tex.x;- £124 Roxburgh Mill and Roundabouts, £118 Boghall (Leeming) and Lyne. Rom;- £118, £110 Towford. Chv;- £104, Thorlieshope, £101 Langhope. BF;- £104 Elmscleugh, £98 Hartside and Elmscleugh. ML;- £111 Whitmuir. GF;- £96 Swinnie, £93 Lyne.

Hoggs per kg: Tex.x;- 238.2p Bedrule, 237.5p The Craggs, 235.6p Bedrule. Suff.x;- 235.6p Bonjedward Mill, 233.7p Seafield. Chv;- 222.7p Thorlieshope, 219.2p Monksford, 217.1p Towford. Chv.x;- 214.3p Larriston. GF;- 208.7p Swinnie. BF;- 207.3p Larriston, 204.9p Swinnie. Bel;- 205.3p Kilnknowe.

Cast Ewes: Tex;- £127, £109 Elmscleugh, £109 Roundabouts. Suff.x;- £91 Rumbletonrig and West Mains, L, £89 Nesbithill. BFL;- £81 Hartside, £77 Linkshead. GF;- £75 Roxburgh Mill, Lochside, Middlethird, West Mains, L and Earlston Mains. HB;- £73 Bonjedward Mill. Chv M;- £71 Boon. Rom;- £67 Towford. Beu;- £66 Craighouse.