Market Prices

Steven Wilson, managing director of John Swan Limited; Mr J.Cairns of South Riccalton, Jedburgh; and Mr W.Dunlop (judge) of Elmscleugh, Dunbar. Prize winners at the show and sale of breeding cattle at St Boswells.
Steven Wilson, managing director of John Swan Limited; Mr J.Cairns of South Riccalton, Jedburgh; and Mr W.Dunlop (judge) of Elmscleugh, Dunbar. Prize winners at the show and sale of breeding cattle at St Boswells.


John Swan Ltd sold 75 clean cattle, 99 OTM cattle,Bullocks (32) averaged 238.4p per kg and sold to 260p (+0.6p on week) Heifers (43) averaged 238.5p per kg and sold to 267p (-0.3p on week). 2233 new season lambs and 906 ewes 99 beef type OTM cattle averaged 116.5p per kg and sold to 215p (-2.4p on the week). 2233 new season SQQ lambs averaged 180.3p per kg (-5.3p on week) and sold to £95

906 ewes averaged £50.33 and sold to £87 for ewes & £129 for tups. Heavy ewes £62.38, Light ewes £40.93. Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.67, 2.63M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons, 2.65 Denholm Meats, 2.62 M/s TA Shaw, 2.60, 2.59 W Taylor(Lockerbie) , 2.52 M/s Cropper; Lennoxlove 2.59 Linton

Butchers, 2.58 M/s WTS Forsyth & Son, 2.51 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Upper Hundalee 2.56 Malone of Edinburgh; Old Castles 2.53 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Greenknowe 2.51 Malone of Edinburgh; Traprain 2.50 Malone of Edinburgh; Corsbie 2.50 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd. Principal Prices per Head: Bee Edge £1628.70, £1605.80, £ 1563.50, £1562.40; Longnewton £1587.90. Cows per head: Torwoodlee £1304.25; Outerston £1293.75; Willowford £1290, £1278, £1242; Old Castles £1277.55; Kersknowe £1251, £1074.20; Hyndsidehill £1153.70; Legerwood £1107.15; Lighthouse £1094.75; Shaws £1041.25; Phantassie £1023; Brockholes £1022.35; Shotton £1008.15. Cows per kg: Willowford 2.15, 2.13, 2.07; Outerston 2.07; Torwoodlee Mains 1.85; Legerwood 1.83; Shaws 1.75, 1.65; Phantassie 1.65; Towford 1.65; Old Castles 1.53; Lighthouse 1.45; Shotton 1.41; Broomiebank 1.41; Kersknowe 1.39; Hyndsidehill 1.39. Bulls: Skelfhill £1102.10 (103p) 2233 New Season Lambs averaged 178.1 (SQQ 180.3p). Lambs per head: Tex.x;- £95 Lee, £90 Lower Ashtrees, Bel.x;- £84 Hartside & Brotherston, Suff.x;- £84 Huntington & Crookston, Chev;- £80 Mainside, £78.50 Stagehall, ML;- £77 Whitmuir, CM;- £76.50 Lylestane, Char;- £75.50 Ladyflat, £75 Hartside, HB;- £75 Stobshiel Mains. Lambs per kg: Bel.x;- 207.9 Crookston, 204.9 Brotherston, Tex.x;- 202.4 Corsbie, 200 Muircleugh, Suff.x;- 187.5 Whitchesters, 186.7 Huntington, Chev;- 183.8 Whitchesters, CM;- 182.1 Lylestane, BF;- 169.7 Yett.Cast Ewes: Tex;- £87 Headshaw. L, Suff;- £81 Spotsmains, Suff.x;- £78 Hyndsidehill, CM;- £73

Yarlside, Chev;- £67 Wester Ulston & Gilston, GF;- £67 Hyndsidehill, ML;- £65 Whitmuir, HB;- £55 West Monylaws, Lle;- £55 Whitriggs, BF;- £47 Headshaw. L. Rams: Tex;- £129 West Monylaws, Suff;- £115 Rumbletonrig, Bel;- £91 Faughhill, BFL;- £87 Hartside, BF;- £77 Hartside.

Border Livestock

Border Livestock Exchange to week ending Friday 25th October 2013 sold 153 Prime Cattle including 48 Cows; 4,410 Prime Sheep including 595 Ewes; 2,323 Store and Breeding Sheep; 155 Store and Breeding Cattle. Aberdeen Angus Steers and Heifers proved plentiful but still maintained significant premiums selling to 440p per kg. Continentals regained some momentum selling to 422p per kg and £1,655 for Scotch Steers and Heifers to 414p per kg. British Steers sold to 395p per kg and £1,712 per head and Heifers to 395p per kg also. Cull Cows to 330p per kg Borewell, Berwick upon Tweed and £1,297 from Eastfield of Lempitlaw, Kelso. Dairy Cows to 285p per kg Lowick Northfield, Berwick upon Tweed and £1,119 per head. Lamb numbers are tightening and trade shows signs of firming as numbers tighten up. Standard Lambs (16 – 21kgs) sold to 395p per kg and £83. Hill Lambs to 385p per kg and £80.85 and a flat rate of 345p per kg for small (under 13kg) horned Lambs. Organic Lambs selling to 410p per kg. Cull Ewe trade showed marked improvement particularly for Hill Ewes which sold to £63 for Blackfaced. Mules to £60 and Continental Ewes to £90. 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 £125.


At their weekly Prime Stock sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1008 Lambs and 335 Ewes. Lamb numbers similar, presented wet, but rates maintained at late rates. Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £85 Black Heddon, £82 Greenhead, Reston, £80 Wandon, Kettleburn and Black Heddon, £79 Wandon, £78.50 Lilburn Estates and Springhill, Berwick upon Tweed (2), £78 Lilburn Estates (3), Greenhead, Reston and Kettleburn. Suff.x:- £80 Chesterhill, £78 Lilburn Estates, £77.50 Wandon. Oxf:- £75 East Fleetham. Char.x:- £75.50 Wandon. Chev:- £74.50 South Charlton. Bel:- £74 Ladykirk. Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 205.3p Lilburn Estates, 192.3p Black Heddon, 191p South Charlton, 188.2p Biddlestone Home Farm, 187.8p Shipley Smallburn, 185p Lilburn Estates, 183.7p Wandon, 182.5p Lorbottle, 180.5p Black Heddon, 180p Linbrig. Bel:- 200p, 188.2p Ladykirk. Chev:- 200p High Learchild, 184.6p South Charlton.Ewe numbers similar, all classes harder to cashLeading Prices:- Tex:- £80 Shipley Smallburn, £77 Village Farm, Seahouses, £70 Ladykirk. Suff.x:- £80 Edlingham Newtown, £78 Kettleburn, £75 Shotton. BFL:- £75 Edlingham Newtown. CM:- £77, £73 South Charlton. Chev:- £72 Linbrig. Mule:- £58 Edlingham Newtown, £56 Greystonnes, Kettleburn and South Charlton (2) £38 Hartside.Rams:- Tex.x:- £81 Lilburn Estates


The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 33 prime cattle, 25 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 5,453 prime lambs and 8,030 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th October 2013. Again a mixed show of prime cattle and quality in short supply sold to a similar trade on the week topping at 237.5p for a Limousin bullock from M. & G.A. Nicholson, The Lake and others to 233.5p shown by J.F. & I. Armstrong, Nether Onsett. Limousin heifers sold to 227.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn. PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO) Bullocks Limousin 237.5p The Lake, 233.5p Nether Onsett, 224.5p, 223.5p Nether Onsett, 209.5p Low Hallburn. British Blue 214.5p Sandbed. Heifers Limousin 227.5p, 223.5p Hallburn, 222.5p, 220.5p Houghton House, 217.5p Low Hallburn, 211.5p Bleatarn. Simmental 224.5p, 220.5p, 209.5p (x2) Sceughdyke.