Market Prices

Picture by Lesley Martin''20th August 2014''A 23 point action plan aimed at revitalising Scotland's beef sector has been unveiled by an industry expert group.'The recommendations are contained in the Beef 2020 final report which has been published today.'The report was produced by a short life industry  group, chaired by Quality Meat Scotland chairman Jim McLaren who handed the report over to Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead outside the Scottish Parliament earlier today.''PIC: L-R, RURAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY RICHARD LOCHHEAD AND QMS CHAIRMAN JIM MCLAREN.''**********FREE FIRST USE ONLY**********
Picture by Lesley Martin''20th August 2014''A 23 point action plan aimed at revitalising Scotland's beef sector has been unveiled by an industry expert group.'The recommendations are contained in the Beef 2020 final report which has been published today.'The report was produced by a short life industry group, chaired by Quality Meat Scotland chairman Jim McLaren who handed the report over to Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead outside the Scottish Parliament earlier today.''PIC: L-R, RURAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY RICHARD LOCHHEAD AND QMS CHAIRMAN JIM MCLAREN.''**********FREE FIRST USE ONLY**********

wooler

At their weekly sale of primestock last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,444 lambs and 433 ewes and rams.

As in keeping with national trend all classes slightly easier on the week, numbers similar.

Lambs, leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £82.50 Holy Island, £76.50 Kimmerston, £75 Holy Island, £74 South Charlton, £73.50 Holy Island, £73 Kettleburn, £72 Lilburn Estates, £71.50 Elwick, £71 (2) Bewick Folly. Suff.x:- £77.50 Lilburn Estates, £77 Edlingham Newtown. BFL:- £76.50, £76 Lilburn Estates. Bel:- £72 Ladykirk. Mule:- £67 Ladykirk.

Lambs, leading prices per kilo:- Bel:- 200p Ladykirk. Tex.x:- 179.5p, 166.7p Elwick, 166.1p West Rennington, 164.1p Lilburn Estates, 162.9p West Rennington, 162.8p Edlingham Newtown, 161.9p Bewick Folly and Elwick, 161p Village Farm, Edlingham Newtown and Yetlington Lane (2), 160.7p Kettleburn.

Larger number of ewes, very similar on the week.

Leading prices:- Sfx :- £94 Holy Island, £93 Reavley, £90 Marigold, £89 Springhill, Seahouses, £86 Kettleburn, £85 The Hagg and Fawdon Farms, £81 Clarence House. Tex.x:- £92, £87 Clarence House, £86 Holy Island, £85 Yetlington Lane and West Rennington, £84 Reavley, £82 Doune Brae. Chev:- £80 Marigold, £76 Reavley, £74.50 Humbleheugh. CM:- £77.50, £75.50, £74 South Charlton. Mule:- £76 The Hagg, £75 Fawdon Farms and Holy Island, £73 Springhill, Seahouses. EC:- £68 Edlingham Demesne.

st boswells

At their weekly sale of primestock on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 84 clean cattle, 63 OTM cattle, 1,909 new season lambs and 770 ewes.

Bullocks (45) averaged 217.1p per kg and sold to 239p (-0.4p on week), heifers (39) averaged 216p per kg and sold to 249p (-1.0p on week) one young bull sold to 210p and 63 beef type OTM cattle averaged 133.9p per kg and sold to 208p (+5.7p on the week).

New season lambs averaged 1.53p per kg (-7p on the week) and sold to £88, top price 195p per kg for Beltex.x.

Ewes averaged £61.92, and sold to £117 for Char. Heavy ewes averaged £69.26, Light ewes sold to £67 for Lleyn and averaged £46.63.

Principal prices per head: Longnewton £1624.98, £1578.32, £1514.98; Sydenham £1560.26; Lurdenlaw £1534.24; Lennoxlove £1500.92.

Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.49, 2.38 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.33 W. Taylor (Lockerbie); Upper Nisbet 2.39 M/s W.T.S. Forsyth and Sons, 2.32 Shaws of Lauder; Lennoxlove 2.39 Denholm Meats; Ramrig 2.35 M/s Moor, 2.32 Charles Wilson Ltd, 2.29 W.W. Wales Ltd; Mosstower 2.34, 2.30 M/s Moor; Snawdon 2.34 M/s J Saunderson, 2.30 Robert Wilson Edin; Lurdenlaw 2.32 M/s Moor; Woodhead. A 2.31 M/s R. Pringle and Sons; Caverton Mill 2.29 M/s Robert Pringle.

Bulls: Northhouse £1191.40 (1.15p)

Cows per head: Hermiston £1279.22, £1111.36, £1075.90; Thirlestane £1250.60; Willowford £1247.40, £1182.44, £1164.80; Butchercote £1187.30, £1183.78; Greenknowe £1177.28, £1128.96, £1089.92; Laidlawstiel £1168.20; Crosscleugh £1137.02; Queenscairn £1104.90.

Cows per kg: Willowford 2.08, 2.06, 1.98; Greenknowe 2.08, 1.96, 1.84; Thirlestane 1.69; Hermiston 1.67, 1.51, 1.45; Laidlawstiel 1.65; Butchercote 1.57, 1.55; Stoneypath 1.43; Crosscleugh 1.41.

Lambs per head: Suff.x;- £88, £85, £80 Huntington, £80 The Lee, £73.50, £72.50 Burnhouse mains, Tex;- £87 Crookston, £84 Thirlestane, £83 Bow, Bel;- £85, £83 Craigsford Mains, £84, £80 Crookston, Suff;- £70.50 Inchkeith, Mule;- £65 Stoneypath, £60 Threeburnford, Cha;- £63.50 Ladyflat, HB;- £64, Stobshiel Mains, CM;- £64.50 Stoneypath.

Lambs per kg: Bel;- 1.95, 1.86 Crookston, 1.92, 1.90 Bow, Tex;- £1.86, 1.77 Craigsford Mains, 1.84, 1.77 Bow, Suff.x;- 1.67, 1.59 Stoneypath, 1.66 Huntington.

Ewes: Tex;- £105 Wantonwalls, £97 Hyndsidehill, £94 Rumbletonrig, Suff.x;- Inchkeith £107, £93 Rumbletonrig, £87 Preston, £83, £87 Hyndsidehill, Bel;- £80 Threeburnford, CM;- £77 Blegbie, £75 Torwoodlee, £73 South Common, Mule;- £71 The Lee, £69 Meigle and Middlethird, £67 Whinfield, Lleyn;- £67 Dolphinston, Zwar;- £88 Eildon Mains, Chev;- £65 West Deloraine. Rams: Char;- £117 Symington Mains, Tex;- £110, £80 Elmscleugh, Lleyn;- £89 Ednam West Mains, BF;- £56 Elmscleugh, £52 Meigle.

On the first day of their two day sale of breeding sheep, John Swan Ltd sold 3,701 gimmers and ewes.

Strong, well bred gimmers and young aged ewes sold readily. Half Bred gimmers averaged 177.67 (-1.91); Suffolk Cross gimmers averaged 141.39 (-10.08); Scotch Mule Gimmers averaged 151.15 (+4.21); Texel Cross gimmers averaged 137.81(+6.65). Half Bred Gimmers;- £190 Haltree and Mains of Auchleuchries (Champion Pen).

A feature of the sale was the stock dispersal of the Howden flock, the property of M/s G. and L. White.

On the second day the principal sale of ewe lambs was held in conjunction with the fortnightly sale of feeding lambs.

longtown

The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 23 prime cattle, six young bulls, 12 over 30 month cattle, 3,649 prime lambs and 6,253 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday.

Prime cattle were a very similar trade to last week with all classes of stock achieving prices very competitive with other local centres. Many more could have been sold to advantage.

Following the national trend this week of a falling trade due to large amounts of lambs being forward, a smaller show of 3,649 in Longtown managed to average 155p per kilo, well in line with other centres this week. Top was £97 for Texel lambs from Messrs Byers, Cubby Hill, and 217p per kilo also for Texels from A.R. Bell,

Another large show of 6,253 cast ewes and rams were forward to our usual ring of buyers, with trade being a pound or two easier on the week, but all classes still remaining easily sold. Top price of £280 for Texel rams from Low Lonning.