At their weekly sale of primestock last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 164 hoggs and 116 ewes.
Hoggs a better fleshed show, clearly dearer.
Leading prices per head: Suff.x:- £90.50 Brandon, £88 Newstead, £83.50 Elwick. Tex.x:- £85 Ladykirk (2), £84, £83 Newstead, £81.50, £80 (4) Elwick, £80 West Longridge. Mule:- £77 West Longridge.
Leading prices per kilo: Tex.x:- 188.9p (2), 187.5p Ladykirk, 186.1p West Longridge, 185.2p Elwick. Suff.x:- 185.6p Elwick, 170.7p Newstead. Mule:- 179.1p West Longridge.
A small show, but dear rates maintained.
Leading prices: Suff.x:- £116, £108, £100, £95 Lilburn Estates, £94 Newstead, £90 Milfield Demesne. Tex.x:- £112, £97 Elwick, £96 Newstead. Mule:- £84 Kimmerston.
At their weekly primestock sale on Monday, John Swan Ltd sold 104 clean cattle, three OTM cattle, 54 beef cows, 1,264 old season lambs, 147 new season lambs and 259 ewes.
Bullocks (37) averaged 204.3p per kg and sold to 226p (-1.9p on the week).
Heifers (67) averaged 210.8p per kg and sold to 244p (+1.3p on the week).
Three young bulls averaged 177p per kg and sold to 187p (n/c on the week).
Three OTM cattle averaged 159p and sold to 173p (+9.9p on the week) and 54 beef type cows averaged 135.4p per kg and sold to 167p (+6.9p on the week).
Old season lambs averaged 176p per kg (+9p on the week) £84.59 per head and sold to £98, top price 201p per kg for Chv.
New season lambs averaged 207p per kg (-15p on the week) £90.67 per head and sold to £118, top price 230p per kg for Texel.
Ewes averaged £91.34, and sold to £150 for Texel.
Heavy ewes averaged £95.26. Light ewes sold to £81 for Chv and averaged £47.
Principal prices per head: Lennoxlove £1442.28, Bee Edge £1439.60, £1414.70, £1404.20.
Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.44 Border Meats (Lockerbie), Bee Edge 2.40 Shaws of Lauder, Bee Edge 2.38 M/s W.T.S. Forsyth and Sons, 2.35 Shaws of Lauder, Pathhead 2.35 M/s W.T.S. Forsyth and Sons, Wester Ulston, Lurdenlaw 2.32 M/s J. Gilmour and Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 2.32 Robert Pringle Butchers, Lurdenlaw, Traprain 2.30 Linton Butchers, Caverton Mill 2.30 Shaws of Lauder, Pathhead 2.30 J.F. Finlay and Company Ltd, Nisbet 2.29 Gosford Farm Shop, Wester Ulston 2.28 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Pathhead 2.26 Shaws of Lauder, Lurdenlaw 2.25 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd.
OTM cattle: Corsbie £1276.74 (1.73), Nisbet £961.02 (1.71).
Cows per head: Glenrath £1262.52, Caverton Mill £1261.70, Upper Tofts £1233.18, Mosstower £1227.60, Longnewton £1219.24.
Cows per kg: Glenrath 1.67, Mosstower 1.65 (2), Longnewton 1.63, Glenrath 1.61, 1.59, 1.55, Caverton Mill, Hyndlee 1.55, Upper Tofts 1.53, Corsbie 1.51, Smailholm Mains 1.47, Grahamslaw, Mosstower 1.43.
New season lambs per head: Tex;- £118 Thornington, £106.50, £106 Corsbie, £105, £104 Lochside, Sfx;- £97 Berryhill, £95, £93.50 Smailholm Mains, Suf;- £96 Ladyflat, Ham;- £96 East Fortune, Cha;- £93.50 Ladyflat, £87 Fairlaw, Ber;- £85 Whitehaugh.
New season lambs per kg: Tex;- 2.30 (2), 2.28 Lochside, 2.26 Corsbie, Cha;- 2.17 Ladyflat, Sfx;- 2.11, 2.09 South Falaknowe, 2.06 Smailholm Mains, Suf;- 2.08 Ladyflat.
Hoggs per head: £98, £96 Boghall St Andrews, £95.50 (2) Clochnahill, Sfx;- £96, £95, £94 Boghall St Andrews, £93, £89.50, £88.50 Clochnahill, Chv;- £93.50, £89.50 Boghall St Andrews, £88 Traprain, Cha;- £87.50, £85 Whitlaw, SM;- £88.50 Boghall St Andrews, £77 Bedrule, Chx;- £82 (2) Boghall St Andrews, BF;- £81 Hutlerburn, £80 Boghall St Andrews.
Hoggs per kg: Chv;- 2.01 Thorlieshope, Saughtree, Sfx;- 2.00 Stoneypath, 1.93, 1.84 Dunslaw, Tex;- 1.92 Dunslaw, Stoneypath, Hamildean, 1.90 Inchkeith, Wormiston, Cha;- 1.92 Whitlaw, SM;- 1.79 Bedrule, BF;- 1.89 Traprain, 1.86 Dunslaw.
Ewes: Tex;- £128 Stouslie, £125 Chapelhill Peebles, £121 Toxside, Sfx;- £115, £112 Middlestead, £110 Lochside, Wormiston, Ber;- £107 Springwood Estate, £101 Whitehaugh Hawick, SM;- £101 Stouslie, £99 Symington Mains, Chm;- £101 Halidean Mill, £91 Wester Ulston, Upper Tofts, Dor;- £93 Whitehaugh Hawick, Chv;- £81 Whitsome East Newton, BF;- £59 Wormiston, £55 Inchkeith.
Rams: Tex;- £150 Symington Mains.
The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 22 prime cattle, four young bulls, 10 OTM cattle, 5,248 prime hoggs, 123 spring lambs and 2,048 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.
A larger show of prime cattle were slightly harder to sell, but very much in line with the national trend.
A larger entry of 123 spring lambs were forward.
Many more could be sold to advantage, especially lighter weights.
Top price of £96 per head for Suffolks from North Cowshaw and to 222p per kilo for Texels from Bellfield.
A larger show of 5,248 prime hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers.
All classes of hoggs were sharper on the week, with a tremendous show of Cheviot and Continental-fed hoggs forward.
Leaner types harder to cash, although lightweight hoggs remained extremely sought after. The sale averaged 180.7p overall (SQQ 188.8p).
Top price per head was £100 per head for Texels from Mid Harrietsfield and to 237p per kilo for Beltex from Southernby Hall.
A much smaller show of 2,048 cast ewes and rams were forward to a full ringside of buyers. All classes of ewes £10-£14 dearer on the week and well short of buyer requirements. Many more could be sold to advantage.