At their weekly prime stock sale on Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,028 hoggs and 377 ewes and rams.
Larger numbers of hoggs forward, all classes in keen demand, heavy weight’s easily sold, the sale showing a significant rise.
Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:-£92, £90.50p (2) Ewart, £90.50p Holy Island, £89.50p Low Middleton, £88 Lilburn Estates, Hedgeley Farms and Lorbottle, £87.50p Black Heddon, £87 Newstead, Ewart and Ladykirk. Suff:- £93 Kypie, £92.50p Brockley Hall, £89.50p Brandon White House, £87.50p Brockley Hall. Chev:- £89.50p, £86.50p, £85 Humbleheugh, £85 Ewart. Bel:- £87.50p (2), £83 Ladykirk. Mule:- £85, £82, £81, £80 Ewart. BF:- £68 Hedgeley Farms.
Leading prices per kilo:- Bel:- 218.8p, 212.8p Ladykirk. Tex:- 210.3p Yetlington lane, 210p Mindrum Farming Co, 208.8p Low Middleton, 208.3p Black Heddon, 207.7p Ormiston Mains, 207.5p Mindrum Farming Co, 205p Biddlestone Home Farm. Suff.x:- 208.6p Mid Edrom, 206.4p Ladykirk, 206.3p Mid Edrom. Chev:- 206.4p Ormiston Mains. Mule:- 194.9p Ormiston Mains, 191p, 189p Hedgeley Farms. BF:- 183.8p Hedgeley Farms.
A strong show of ewes, resulting in an increase in returns.
Leading prices:- Suf:- £98 Kypie. Tex:- £96.50p, £90, £80 The Hagg, £80 East Fleetham, £78 Holy Island. Sfx:- £85 Holy Island, £82 East Fleetham, £79 Pallinsburn. Chv:- £75.50p, £69.50p Humbleheugh. Mule:- £60 Chesterhill, £57.50p Brackenside, £56 Brockley Hall, £54 Holy Island. BF:- £43 Edlingham Newtown.
Rams:- Suf:- £77 Kypie, £73 Brockley Hall. Tex:- £71 Village Farm. BF:- £65 BlackMountain.
At their weekly prime stock sale on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 99 clean cattle, 65 OTM cattle, 1,983 old season lambs and 605 ewes.
Bullocks (33) averaged 206.5p per kg and sold to 248p (-11.4p on week), heifers (66) averaged 213.3p per kg and sold to 253p (-6.1p on week) and 65 beef type OTM cattle averaged 124.3p per kg and sold to 204p (+6.4p on the week)
Old season SQQ lambs averaged 202.6p per kg (+8.2p on week) and sold to £114 and ewes averaged £53.77, and sold to £87 (+£6 on week). Heavy ewes £62.12, light ewes £43.56.
Principal prices per head: Inland Pastures £1599.60; Lurdenlaw £1595, £1587.30; Jedderfield £1497.60.
Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.53 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.49, 2.38 W Taylor (Lockerbie), 2.48, 2.38 M/s Black and Sons Ltd, 2.46 Robert Wilson Butcher, Edinburgh; Inland Pastures 2.48 M/s Waters and Sons, 2.42 M/s Foley Bros.; Saughland 2.40 M/s Fitton Ltd; Wester Middleton 2.36 M/s Tulloch; Corsbie (Fullerton) M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons 2.35; Saltoun Home Farm 2.32 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd.
Cows per head: Marchcleugh £1440.95, £1275.75, £1251.20, £1206.15, £1022.35; Lammerview £1346.40; Inland Pastures £1206.90, £1038.45; Coxydene £1132.30; Kersknowe £1111.25, £1037.85; Old Castles £1086.75,£1002.45; Mosstower £1064.25.
Cows per kg: Lammerview 2.04; Marchcleugh 1.89, 1.87, 1.84, 1.79, 1.61; Coxydene 1.69; Huntington 1.55, 1.47; Woodhead. A 1.51; Inland Pastures 1.49, 1.41, 1.39; Old Castle 1.35(2); Low Middleton 1.33
Bulls: Birkenside £1110(1.11); Stobswood £1093.35 (1.11).
Lambs per head: Bel;- £114 Crookston, £104 Sydenham, Tex.x;- £106, £102 Huntington, £101 Crookston, £97 Wooplaw, Suff.x;- £96 Mayfield, £95 Larriston and Toxside, GF;- £95 Toxside, Chev;- £91.50 North Synton, £87.50 Gilmanscleugh, £87 Saughtree, Char;- £91 Coulston Mains, BF;- £84 Ashcraig, £81 Coulston Mains.
Lambs per kg: Bel;- 230.3, 225.6 Crookston, 221.1 Lylestane, Tex.x;- 227.5, 226.3, 225 Lower Ashtrees, 218.4 Whitchesters, Suff.x;- 206.4 Blackburn, 206.3 Wester Ulston and Threepwood, Chev;- 213.9 Whitchesters, 210 Wester Ulston, CM;- 206.4 Lylestane, BF;- 197.1 Holylee, 189.7 Peel, GF;- 196.2 Aikeyside, 192.7 Crailing Nook.
Cast ewes: Tex;- £87 Quarry Bank, £79 Wooplaw, Suff.x;- £76 Wooplaw, £73 Primside, Zwar;- £75 Garden Cott, HB;- £65 Bonjedward Mill, £63 Haltree, CM;- £65, £60 Lylestane, Bel;- £63 Faughhill, Chev;- £63 Haltree, GF;- £58 Greenknowe, £55.50, £55 Penston, Lle;- £51 Girrick, BF;- £44 Penston.
Rams: Suff;- £73 Spotmains, Tex;- £69 Wooplaw, Chev;- £67 Haltree.
Border Livestock’s next Machinery Sale will be held at Kelso Racecourse on Friday, April 25, at 11am.
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The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 26 prime cattle, three young bulls, 52 over 30 month cattle, 3,099 prime hoggs and 5,961 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.
A similar show of prime cattle saw trade follow national trend with a top price of 224.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by D.J. Garthwaite and Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Principal prices per kilo: Bullocks - Limousin 207.5p Low Hallburn. Heifers - Limousin 224.5p, 217.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 217.5p (x2) Low Hallburn, 215.5p Campingholm, 214.5p Houghton House, 213.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 212.5p Houghton House. Charolais 203.5p, 201.5p Sceughdyke. Saler 203.5p Sceughdyke.
Principal prices per head: Heifers - Limousin £1,211 Houghton House, £1,163 Low Hallburn, £1,158 Houghton House, £1,141 Low Hallburn, £1,137 Sceughdyke, £1,131 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,127 Campingholm, £1,110 Wyseby Hill Cottage. Charolais £1,221, £1,119 Sceughdyke. Saler £1,221 Sceughdyke.
A large show of 52 cast cows forward with many hill cows on offer and a shortage of big meat cows. Top price to 163.5p, 155.5p and 150.5p for Limousin cows from W.H. and D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh.
Principal prices per kilo: Limousin 163.5p, 155.5p, 150.5p, 150.5p Nunscleugh, 133.5p Morley Hill, 129.5p Catslackburn, 123.5p, 114.5p Morley Hill, 105.5p Blakelaw, 103.5p Morley Hill, 100.5p Bleatarn. British Blue 133.5p, 114.5p Morley Hill. Galloway 130.5p Grainbrow. Angus 108.5p (x2), 105.5p Sorbie. Luing 107.5p Geltsdale, 101.5p Branxholm Braes. Simmental 105.5p Branxholm Braes. Saler 100.5p Girnwood. Blue Grey 100.5p, 93.5p Catslackburn.
Principal prices per head: Limousin £1,468, £1,242, £1,096 Nunscleugh, £1,041 Morley Hill, £1,010 Catslackburn, £1,000 Nunscleugh, £759 Morley Hill, £728 Bleatarn, £704 Morley Hill. Galloway £978 Grainbrow.
A smaller show of 3,099 prime hoggs (409 lightweights) were forward to the usual ringside of buyers, numbers were short of buyers requirements due to a very sticking trade all week, especially for heavyweight lambs, resulting in a much better trade than anticipated. The overall sale average of 184.9p per kilo (SQQ 188.7p per kilo). Top was £109 per head for Texels from W.S. Robson and Co., Yatesfield with a top per kilo of 274p for Texels from Keith Farm.
A similar show of 5,961 cast ewes and rams were forward to a smaller ring of buyers, horned ewes dearer on the week with fewer numbers forward and more demand, heavy ewes and good lean selling ewes sold at recent rates.
A large show of tups resulted in an easier trade on the week.