Market Prices

St Boswells

On Monday John Swan Ltd sold 102 clean cattle, 65 OTM cattle, 785 old season lambs, 193 new season lambs and 331 ewes.

Bullocks (40) averaged 231.1p per kg and sold to 247p (-2.1p on week), heifers (61) averaged 227.8p per kg and sold to 249p (+0.5p on week), one young bull sold to 212 (n/c on week) and 65 beef type OTM cattle averaged 143.3p per kg and sold to 185p (n/c on the week).

Old season SQQ lambs averaged 191p per kg (-10.3p on week) and sold to £103, new season lambs averaged 238p per kg and sold to £120.

Ewes averaged £64.52, and sold to £105, heavy ewes £77.43, light ewes £43.98.

Principal prices per kg: Upper Nisbet 2.49 Denholm Meats, 2.45 M/s Moor; Mosstower 2.48 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Bee edge 2.47 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.46 Robert Wilson Butcher, 2.45 W Taylor (Lockerbie) Ltd; Upper Hundalee 2.47 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Ramrig 2.47M/s Moor; Gospel Hall 2.46 Charles Wilson; Smailholm Mains 2.45 W Taylor (Lockerbie), 2.44 Malone of Edinburgh; Lurdenlaw 2.45 M/s Moor; Cockburn 2.45 M/s TA Shaw; Jedderfield 2.44 (2) M/s Moor and W Taylor(Lockerbie); Corsbie 2.44 W Taylor (Lockerbie).

Principal prices per head: Lurdenlaw £1691.15, £1357.10, £1653.75, £1648.80; Upper Nisbet.

Cows per head: Mosstower £1303.20, £1115.40; Cortleferry £1270.90; Ramrig £1239.50; West Mains £1208.25; Skelfhill £1190; Meigle £1184.55; Thirlestane £1179.75, £1108.80; Corsbie £1128.90.

Cows per kg: Ramrig 1.85; Mosstower 1.81, 1.69; Cortleferry 1.79; West Mains 1.79; Skelfhill 1.75; West Newbiggin 1.69; Corsbie 1.69, 1.59; Thirlestane 1.65; Rumbleton 1.63 (2); Upper Huntlywood 1.62, 1.59; Meigle 1.59; Larriston 1.59.

Bulls: Wester Middleton £1905 (150); Upper Huntlywood £1587.30 (143); Hutlerburn £1470 (147); Caverton Mill £1459.50 (139); Crammond Hill £1420.40 (134), £1261.40 (119).

New season lambs per head: Char;- £120 Penston, Suff.x;- £119 Lochside and Smailholm Mains, Tex.x;- £113 Lochside.

New season lambs per kg: Suff.x;- 253.2 Lochside, 251.3 Edrom Mains, Tex.x;- 251.1 Lochside, 250 Sydenham, Char;- 241.5 Faughhill.

Old season lambs per head: Suff.x;- £103 Bonjedward Mill, £102 Belmont, Tex.x;- £98 Bedrule and The Whitehouse, Chev;- £95 The Whitehouse, £88 Southfield.

Old season lambs per kg: Suff.x;- 219.2 Bonjedward Mill, 216.7 Bedrule, Tex.x;- 223.3, 215 Bedrule, Chev;- 220.9 The Whitehouse, 202.6 Towford.

Cast ewes: Tex;- £105 Wanton Walls, £100 Muircleugh, Suff.x;- £89 Muircleugh, BF;- £63 Middle Monynut, £57 Kirktonhill, Chev;- £83 Provost Melrose Place, GF;- £77 Kirktonhill.

Rams sold to £103 for Suffolk, £97 for Cheviot.

Border Livestock

During last week Border Livestock Exchange Ltd sold 117 prime cattle including 39 cows, 148 store cattle and 714 prime sheep including 241 cast ewes.

Aberdeen Angus x heifers from Eastfield of Lempitlaw sold to 450p per kilo to Well Hung and Tender, Berwick.

Cull cows sold to 340p per kilo for a tremendous consignment from Tullochallum, Keith, which sold to £1,428 per head.

Continental steers sold to 412p per kilo and £1,811 per head.

New season lambs sold extremely well with Texel x reaching 560p per kilo and £117.60 per head from Lamberton Holdings.

Cull ewes were slightly firmer on the week Blackfaced ewes to £74.50.

Mules to £88 and Lleyn x ewes £77 per head.

Store cattle lifted in price with grazing types easier to sell. Strong forward stores for finishing mid-summer were also keenly sought after.


At their weekly Primestock Sale John Swan Ltd had forward and sold eight spring lambs, 310 hoggs and 113 ewes.

First spring lambs of the season from South Falaknowe sold to £113.50, £104 and to 276.8p, 266.7p per kilo.

Hoggs the same old story, flesh sought after lean stock hard to sell.

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £99 (2) Shotton, £97 Newstead, £90.50 Shotton. Suff.x:- £99, £97 Newstead. Bel.x:- £87.50 Ladykirk. Chev:- £91.50 Shotton. Mule:- £85.50 West Longridge.

Leading prices per kilo:- Chev:- 232.2p Shotton. Tex.x:- 220.7p Shotton, 216.3p Ladykirk, 214.1p West Longridge, 213.8p (2), 213.4p Ladykirk. Mule:- 208.8p Fawdon Farms. Suff.x:- 200p Newstead.

Ewes in shorter supply, all classes showing a decent rise on the week .

Leading prices:- Suff:- £109 Eildon Cottage. Tex.x:- £105 East Fleetham, £98 Marigold, £97 Linhope Farming (Roddam). BL:- £101 Eildon Cottage. BFL:- £101 D Donovan (Roddam). Suff.x:- £95 East Fleetham, £90 Marigold. Mule:- £79.50 Linhope Farming (Roddam). BF:- £60 Broadlaw.

Rams:- Suff.x:- £119 Eildon Cottage.