Market Prices

Cattle sheds at Langtonlees are the subject of an SRUC talk. The slatted floor allows waste to fall through, reducing the amount of straw bedding needed in winter months
Cattle sheds at Langtonlees are the subject of an SRUC talk. The slatted floor allows waste to fall through, reducing the amount of straw bedding needed in winter months


At their weekly sale of primestock last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 601 hoggs and 272 ewes.

Hogg numbers tighter but all classes easily sold to show substantial rises on the week, more could easily be handled.

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £92 Ladykirk, £89 Shotton, £88 Kimmerston, £86 Doune Brae and Kettleburn, £85 Lilburn Estates (2) and Kettleburn. Chev:- £91 Humbleheugh. Suff.x:- £90 Lilburn Estates, £88 Doune Brae, £86.50 Kimmerston, £85.50 Brockley Hall, £85 Brockley Hall, £84 Lilburn Estates and Brandon White House. Bel.x:- £85 Ladykirk. HB:- £83 West Rennington. Mule:- £77.50 Brockley Hall.

Leading prices per kilo:- Tex.x:- 219.7p Foulden, 211.5p, 209p Auchencrow Mains, 208.8p, 207.5p Mindrum Farming Co, 206.6p Foulden, 206.3p Lilburn Estates, 204p Foulden, 203.9p Newstead, 203.7p Kettleburn, 202.5p Newstead. Bel.x:- 214.1p Ladykirk. Suff.x:- 204p Lilburn Estates, 202.6p 8, Lamberton, 202.4p Mindrum Farming Co. Mule:- 198.7p Auchencrow Mains.

A larger show of strong ewes available, with an increase in returns.

Leading prices:- Tex.x:- £96.50 Black Heddon, £83.50 Auchencrow Mains, £77, Mordington and The Hagg. Suff.x:- £84, £77 High Learchild, £83, £78 Kettleburn. Chm:- £69 High Learchild. Mule:- £59 Kettleburn, £54 Lilburn Estates, Brockley Hall and Shotton (2), £53 The Hagg and 8, Mordington. Chev:- £50 High Learchild. BF:- £37 High Learchild, £36 8, Mordington.

Rams:- Tex.x:- £96 Lilburn Estates. BFL:- £75 Lilburn Estates. BF:- £64 Lilburn Estates

st boswells

At their weekly primestock sale on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 90 clean cattle, 62 OTM cattle, 1,756 old season lambs and 528 ewes.

Bullocks (38) averaged 209p per kg and sold to 244p (n/c on week, heifers (51) averaged 216.9p per kg and sold to 247p (-4.3p on week), 62 beef type OTM cattle averaged 135.1p per kg and sold to 211p (+7.0p on the week) and one young bull sold to 150p.

The old season SQQ lambs averaged 204.1p per kg (+2.7p on week) and sold to £106 and ewes averaged £58.91 and sold to £100. Heavy ewes £66.47, light ewes £49.20.

Principal prices per head: Longnewton £1576.80; Kirkend £1530.35, £1488.30; Lurdenlaw £1503.80; Bee Edge £1476.20, £1400.

Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.47 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.45 Denholm Meat Supplies, 2.44 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.41 Robert Wilson Butcher Edinburgh, 2.38 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Kirkend 2.46 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.41 M/s Cropper; Humebyres 2.46, 2.42 M/s Fitton Ltd; Langhaugh 2.46 Malone of Edinburgh; Saltoun Home Farm 2.43 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.37 Forth Meat Supplies; Dunslaw 2.40 Robert Pringle and Sons; Traprain 2.39 M/s Black and Sons.

Cows per head: Kirkton £1407.15; Kirkend £1376.10, £1242.15; Langhaugh £1318.75, £1127.50, £1048.95; Fans £1304.10, £1076.25; Caverton Mill £1276.05; Shidlaw £1163.50; Easter Middleton £1155.15; Eildon Mains £1143; Soutra £1087.70; Symington Mains £1057.35; Corsbie (Fullerton) £1042.50.

Cows per kg: Langhaugh 2.11, 2.05, 1.89; Fans 1.89, 1.75; Shidlaw 1.79; Kirkton 1.77; Symington Mains 1.59; Easter Middleton 1.53; Soutra 1.49; Kirkend 1.47; Hoselaw 1.43; Caverton Mill 1.41; Cortleferry 1.39; Corsbie (Fullerton) 1.39; Phantassie 1.39.

Bull: Phantassie £1058 (1.15).

Hoggs per head: Bel;- £106, £97 Threeburnford, £101, £97 Crookston, Tex.x;- £103.50 Middlestead, £101 Catcune, £100 The Lee and Carlaverock, Chev;- £98.50 Catcune, £96 Gilmanscleuch, Suff.;- £97.50 The Knock, Suff.x;- £96.50 Bonjedward Mill, £96 The Lee, £94 Torsonce Mains, GF;- £95 Newton of Crathie, CM;- £86.50 Blegbie, £85 Wester Ulston, BF;- £75 Peel.

Hoggs per kg: Bel;- 231.3, 215.1, 213.8 Crookston, Tex.x;- 226.3 Lower Ashtrees, 222.9 Eildon Mains, 218.6 Newton of Crathie and Boon, Chev;- 210.3 Shaws, 207.7 Bedrule and Shaws, Suff.x;- 210 Bedrule, 208.8 Blegbie and Threepwood, GF;- 202.1 Newton of Crathie, 200 Newbigginwalls and Bedrule, CM;- 201.2 Blegbie.

Ewes: Suff.x;- £100 Catcune, £81 Deanfoot, £80 Slegden, Tex;- £87 Catcune and Greenend, £81 Burnhouse Mains, Bel;- £83 Gledswood, Ham;- £81 Townhead, CM;- £75 Upper Samieston, £73 Catcune, Chev;- £73 Catcune, £72 Seafield, HB;- £69 Gledswood, GF;- £69 Burnhouse Mains, Slegden and Greenend, £67 Deanfoot, Trowknowes, Townhead, Inchkeith and Glenrath, ML;- £65 Whitmuir, BF;- £61 Burnhouse Mains, Lleyn;- £59, £57 The Dods. L.

Rams: Tex;- £99 Middlestead, Lleyn;- £80 Threeburnford, Wen;- £77 Eckford House, Chev;- £67 Monklaw, Suff;- £65 Middlestead, £63 Sorrowlessfield, SD;- £63, £60 Eckford House, Oxf;- £61 Coltcrooks, BF;- £60 Threeburnford.


The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 24 prime cattle, three young bulls, 22 over 30 month cattle, 5,818 prime hoggs and 3,309 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.

A plain show of prime cattle forward with mainly dairy bred sorts on offer saw trade maintain last weeks rates.

More quality sorts needed. Top price to 211.5p for a Limousin bullocks shown by K.W. Coulthard and Partners,

Bulls also sold to similar trade topping at 215.5p from Messrs J.P. Lee, Morley Hill.

Mainly hill cows on offer met a good trade topping at 147.5p for a Luing cow shown by John Higgs Farms. Cast bulls sold to 131.5p for a Limousin from J.A. and D. Forster, Gillalees.

A much larger show of 5,818 prime hoggs (1,207 lightweights) were forward to the usual full ringside of buyers, another fantastic show of hoggs saw all best quality export weights dearer on the week with heavy hoggs also in stronger demand, more light hoggs forward and sold at recent high rates, Blackface and Mule hoggs £2 or £3 firmer on the week. The overall sale average was 196.2p per kilo (SQQ 199.1p per kilo). Top was £106 per head for Beltex from Hitchell Farm.