At their weekly Primestock sale last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 657 hoggs and 265 ewes and rams.
Hogg numbers tighter, more tailend types on offer but good fleshed types again easy to cash.
Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £110 South Ditchburn, £96.50 South Ditchburn, £90.50 Fawdon Farms, £90 Mindrum, Wrangham East, Lickar Moor and Ladykirk. Suff.x:- £104 Brandon, £97.50 Newstead. Bel.x:- £90 Ladykirk. Mule:- £84 Fawdon Farms, £81.50, £80 Hedgeley Farms. Chev:- £83.50 Biddlestone Home Farm, £82.50 Shotton.
Leading prices per kilo:- Bel.x:- 218p, 210p, 204.6p, 200p (2) Ladykirk. Tex.x:- 214.3p Lickar Moor, 212.5p Mindrum, 207.9p Shotton, 207.3p Fawdon, 204.7p Mindrum and Springhill, Seahouses, 204.4p South Ord, 203.9p Shotton, 203.6p, 202.4p Yetlington Lane, 202.3p Mindrum. Chev:- 206.3p Shotton. Suff.x:- 202.5p Biddlestone Home Farm.
Ewe numbers also lighter and probably the dearest trade seen at this centre.
Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £154 Stickle Heaton, £150 Wrangham East, £137 Stickle Heaton, £135 Mid Edrom. Suff.x:- £148.50 Barelees and West Newbiggin, £147 Lickar Moor, £130 Barelees, £118.50 West Newbiggin. Chev:- £115 (2) Biddlestone Home Farm, £112 Hartside, £105 Biddlestone Home Farm, £101 West Newbiggin, £100 Fawdon. HB:- £142 Barelees. Mule:- £109 West Newbiggin, £108 Fawdon Farms, £105 Cold Martin, £104.50 West Longridge. Bf:- £92 Clennell, £90 Hartside and Fawdon Farms.
Rams:- Tex:- £130 South Ditchburn, £126 Biddlestone Home Farm, £119 Mid Edrom. Zwa:- £125 Wrangham East. Suff.x:- £120 West Newbiggin.
At their Primestick sale on Monday, John Swan Ltd sold 98 clean cattle, eight OTM cattle, 61 beef cows, three dairy OTM, 2,310 old season lambs and 410 ewes. Bullocks (34) averaged 209.1p per kg and sold to 239p (-6.6p on week). Heifers (64) averaged 220.2p per kg and sold to 257p (+1.4 on week). Eight OTM cattle averaged 175.5p and sold to 194p (+4.4p on the week), 61 beef type cows averaged 135.2p per kg and sold to 177p (-1.1p on the week)and three dairy type OTM averaged 103p per kg and sold to 115p (+2.6p on the week).
Old season lambs averaged 201p per kg (+7p on the week) £84.53 per head and sold to £113, top price 218p per kg for Texel. Ewes averaged £73.20, and sold to £137 for Texel. Heavy ewes averaged £92.70; Light ewes sold to £93 for Chev and averaged £58.53.
Principal prices per head: Bee Edge £1529.08, £1523.90, £1459.76, £1435.72; Upper Nisbet £1432.08.
Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.57, 2.45 W.T.S. Forsyth and Sons, 2.54 Denholm Meat Supplies, 2.51 Border Meats; Nisbet 2.45 M/s Foley Bros., 2.38 Malone of Edinburgh and Lammerview, 2.32 Malone of Edinburgh and M/s Foley Bros. 2.31 Shaws of Lauder; Upper Hundalee 2.40 W.T.S. Forsyth and Sons; Gospel Hall 2.39 M/s Pringle; Saltoun Home Farm 2.32 Border Meats; Shidlaw 2.32 Malone of Edinburgh
OTM Cattle: Pogbie £1414.14 (1.47); Mosstower £1332 (1.80); Woodhouse. J £1294.98 (1.91), £1187.28 (1.94).
Bulls: Mosstower £1595.70 (1.35); Whitrighill £1325.40 (1.41).
Cows per head: Kersknowe £1642.56, £1424.44; Haughhead £1474.76m, £1094.80; Papple £1183.20; Boon £1178.52; Mosstower £1155.64; Stobswood £1120.14, £1092.45, £1081.42; Kaeside £1081.70; Woodhouse. J £1075.02; Rumbleton £1070.10; Pogbie £1063.72
John Swan Limited held the annual show on behalf of The Cheviot Sheep Society. A quality show was presented before the judge Mr J. Curle who awarded both champion and reserve to M/s Reid, Glendearg.
Class 1: (under 38kg) 1st Glendearg 36kg £78. Class 2: (under 39-44kg) 1st Glendearg 40kg £86.50 (reserve champion); 2nd Thornington 42kg £86.50; 3rd Kirklands 39kg £81.50. Class 3: (over45kg and over) 1st Glendearg 49kg £93.50 (champion) 2nd Thornington 48kg £91.
Lambs per head: Tex;- £113 Huntington, £110 Headshaw. L, £100 Lurdenlaw, Headshaw. L and Edgerston Tofts, Suff.x;- £108 Bonjedward Mill and Legerwood, £106 Bonjedward Mill, £100 Torsonce Mains, Chev;- £100(3), £95.50 Lurdenlaw, £99.50 Rawburn, SM;- £93.50, £86.50 Inland Pastures, £81.50 Swinnie, Chev.x;- £90 Upper Chatto, £90, £84 Bedrule, Ham;- £91, £82.50 Dunslaw SD;- £84 Belford on Bowmont, Char;- £87, £85.50 Whitlaw, BF;- £86.50 Hutlerburn, £80 Upper Chatto and Hartside.
The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward eight prime cattle, one young bulls, 17 OTM cattle, 6,178 prime hoggs and 4,272 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale last Thursday.
All classes of cattle met a firm trade, an increase of around 5p-6p on the week. Many more clean cattle needed.
A massive show of 6,178 prime hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers present trade was steady all day. Export weight hoggs and lightweight hoggs continue to sell at recent high rates. Heavyweight hoggs continued at recent high rates. An excellent show of Cheviot and Blackface hoggs were forward and sold at a fast trade. The sale averaged 200.6p/kg (SQQ 204.9p).
Border livestock exchange
Border Livestock Exchange, to week ending Friday, March 6, sold 164 prime cattle including 52 cows, 1,300 prime lambs; 364 cast ewes; 900 store lambs; 310 breeding sheep and 376 store and breeding cattle.
Prime cattle were slightly firmer on the week with Aberdeen Angus cross steers from Hallrule Farm, Bonchester Bridge selling to 387p per kg.
Prime sheep also firmed with Suffolk and Texel cross lambs selling to 425p per kg (£89 per head) from Newlands, Belford. Lleyn export lambs also to 425p per kg from Wharmley Farm, Hexham.