Market Prices

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At their weekly sale of primestock last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 180 hoggs and 182 ewes.

A larger number of hoggs available, with greater returns achieved.

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £97 (2) Holy Island, £95, £88 Hoppen Hall, £89 Goswick. Suff.x:- £93 Newstead, £89 Goswick. Dor:- £93 Billiemains. Zwa:- £91 (2) Billiemains. Char:- £90 Wandon. Mule:- £89 Newstead, £87 West Longridge. Bel:- £84, £82 Ladykirk. Bf:- £77 West Longridge. Leading prices per kilo:- Bel:- 221.1p, 200p Ladykirk. Tex.x:- 200p West Longridge and Ladykirk. Bf:- 197.4p West Longridge. Suff.x:- 190.5p Ladykirk. Mule:- 184.8p West Longridge.

An increase in both the numbers of ewes on show and the returns achieved.

Leading prices:- Char:- £116 Wandon. Suff.x:- £112 Wandon, £106 Alnham, £102 Shipley Smallburn, £100 East Fleetham. Tex.x:- £94, £90 Shipley Smallburn, £89 Wandon. BFL:- £88 Haugh Head. Mule:- £86 Newstead, £82 Brockley Hall, £80 West Longridge. Chev:- £81 Alnham, £78 Biddlestone Home Farm. CHM:- £67 Ingram. Ker:- £65 Milfield Demesne. Bf:- £63, £55 Alnham, £54 Ingram.

Rams:- Chev:- £99 Moorlaws. Suff.x:- £93 Goswick. Bf:- £80 West Longridge.

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Last Thursday John Swan Ltd sold 122 store and grazing cattle at their fortnightly sale.

A poorer show forward although In spec cattle reached a good trade.

Bullocks per head: BRB.x.;- £1110 Kirkton Hwk, AA.x;- £1040 Kirkton Hwk., £900, £955 Harwood on Teviot, £875, £840 Pogbie, Lim.x;- £980, £890, £850 Saughtree, £920 Gattonside Mains, £890 Broomiebank.

Bullocks per kg: Lim.x;- 257.1 Gattonside Mains, 229.7, 225.3, 218 Saughtree, 219.8 Broomiebank, AA.x;- 242.4 Langhope, 239.7, 230.1 Pogbie, 225 Harwood on Teviot, Bax;- 226.5 Kirkton Hwk.

Bullocks averaged overall 400kg, 227p per kg £908.

Heifers per head: Sim;- £1160 Roxburgh Mill, Saler.x;- £1000, £860 Howlaws, BRB.x;- £1000 Howlaws, Lim.x;- £940 Kirkton Hwk., £840 Howlaws, £830, £820 Saughtree, AA.x;- £830, £805 Howlaws, £830, £820 Harwood on Teviot.

Heifer per kg: Lim.x;- 235 Kirkton Hwk., 220 Gattonside Mains, 212.8, 210.3 Saughtree, BRB.X;- 208.3 Howlaws, AA.x 207.6, 207.5 Harwood on Teviot.

Heifers averaged overall 386.2kg, 203.7p per kg, £786.43.

The firm also had forward a strong show of Ewes with Lambs at foot on offer with similar returns achieved.

Ewes with lambs: Suff.x with twins £198, £188 Hawksnest, Suff.x with singles £142 Hawksnest, Tex.x with twins £198, £188 Mervinslaw, Tex.x with singles £138 Mervinslaw.

Mule gimmers with twins £190 Leaderfoot, Mule gimmers with singles £148 Leaderfoot,

Mules with twins £185 Borthwickbrae, CHM with twins £188, £182 Wester Ulston.

At their weekly primestock sale on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 94 clean cattle, 50 OTM cattle, 126 new season lambs, 937 old season hoggs (647 SQQ) and 653 ewes.

Bullocks (27) averaged 206.4p per kg and sold to 226p (-2.3p on week), heifers (61) averaged 205.5p per kg and sold to 242p (-3.3p on week) and 50 beef type OTM cattle averaged 124.8p per kg and sold to 153p (+5.4p on the week).

New season lambs averaged 264.5p per kg (+14p on the week) and sold to £122, old season SQQ hoggs averaged 225p per kg (+6.2p on week) and sold to £122 and ewes averaged £74.57, and sold to £112.50. Heavy ewes £89.98, light ewes £67.64.

Principal prices per head: Upper Nisbet £1408.28; Bee Edge £1396.90, £1395.90; Saltoun Home Farm £1390.48.

Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.42 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.35, 2.33 W Taylor (Lockerbie) Ltd, 2.32 Robert Wilson Butcher, Edin, 2.29 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Nisbet 2.31, 2.29 Gosford Bothy Shop, 2.29 James Cockburn, Alex Smith Esq and G and L Archibald Ltd, 2.26 John Anderson Butchers; Gospelhall 2.29 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.28 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Kirkend 2.26 Malone of Edinburgh; Lennoxlove 2.24 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Ramrig 2.23 Scottish Borders Meats.

Cows per head: Thirlestane £1096, £1011.36; Muircleugh £1080.18; Mervinslaw £1060.20; Cortleferry £1052.50; Laggan of Clachaig £1050.84; Huntington £1023.04; Aikeyside £1019.10; Caverton Mill £958.92; Ramrig £948.30; Woodheads. L £942.34; West Mains £932.96; Shaws £928.80; Faughhill £917.90.

Cows per kg: Mervinslaw 1.55; Muircleugh 1.53; Ramrig 1.45; Laggan of Clachaig 1.39; Huntington 1.39; Cortleferry 1.39; Thirlestane 1.37; Faughhill 1.37; Laidlawstiel 1.37; Shaws 1.35 Ruletownhead 1.35, 1.33; Aikeyside 1.33; Kirkend 1.33; Caverton Mill 1.31.

Bulls: Wolfstar £1314.24 (1.11p).

New season lambs per head: Ham;- £122 East Fortune, Tex;- £120, £113 Coltcrooks, £118, £115 Lochside, £116, £114 (3) Thornington. Suff.x;- £114 Lochside, £113 (2), £109 Smailholm Mains.

New season lambs per kg:- Tex;- 281.6 Eden Lodge, 279 Sydenham, 275.6 Coltcrooks, 275 Legerwood, Suff.x;- 274.3 Wormerlaw, 265.1 Lochside, Ham;- 263.2 Red House.

Hoggs per head: Chev;- £122, £110 Gospelhall, £107 Elliston, £100 Ardivot, Suff.x;- £119, £109 Dunslaw, £109 Eden Lodge, £107 Bonjedward Mill, Tex;- £118 Boon and The Lee, £117 Eden Lodge, £113 Dunslaw, Mule;- £109 Boon, £100 Muirton, Ber;- £108 Elliston, Char;- £104 Gillahill, BF;- £100 Haystoun.

Hoggs per kg: Tex;- 254.8 Boon, 250,238.6,237.5 Dunslaw, 247.7 Gillahill, 240 Whitlaw, Char;- 247.6 Gillahill, Suff.x;- 244.2 Gillahill, Chev;- 236.6, 235.1 Wester Ulston, BF;- 216.7 Dunslaw, Mule;- 212.8 Muirton.

Ewes: Tex;- £112.50 Boon, £111 Ardivot, £109 Lochside, £105 Sydenham, Suff;- £100 Ardivot, Suff.x;- £100 Lochside, £95 Camieston and Boon, Char;- £109 Ardivot, HB;- £90 Bonjedward Mill, Chev.x;- £89 Ardivot, Mule;- £88 Boon, £87 Ardivot, £86 (2) Stewards Cott, Chev;- £87 Stewards Cott. £82, £80 (2) Ardivot, CM;- £87 South Common, Ham;- £80 East Fortune, BF;- £76 Stewards Cott., £71 Ardivot and Bellfield, BFL;- £73 Ardivot. Rams: Lleyn;- £120 The Dods, Tex;- £100 South Common, Suff;- £100 Smailholm Mains.

longtown

The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 25 prime cattle, 34 over 30 month cattle, 130 spring lambs, 3,747 prime hoggs and 3,342 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.

Some good quality prime cattle forward and more handyweights required. Best sorts sold a shade easier but plainer cattle similar. Top price to 233.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs A. and W.J. Taylor and Son, Dashwell Green.

In the OTM section more cows on offer and sold on par with national trend to a top price of 130.5p, 129.5p for Charolais cows from Mr J. Watret, Burnside.

The 130 spring lambs sold to a top of 300p per kilo for Texels from R. Johnstone, Kimmeter Green and to £118 per head for Texels from R.G. Dodd, Greenbrae. Overall average of 261.6p per kilo (SQQ 264.2p).

More lambs required to meet buyers requirements. Producers are urged to keep drawing lambs at lighter weights.

A much larger show of 5,370 prime hoggs again sold to extreme rates. All hoggs carrying good flesh sold to extreme rates, especially export type hoggs with heavyweight hoggs being short of buyers requirements.