Market Prices


By The Newsroom
Thursday, 27th February 2014, 12:14 pm

Last Tuesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 135 head of store cattle, all cattle sold at extreme rates well above vendor’s expectations and other markets and with a ringside of buyers more cattle could easily have been sold.

A.A.x steers sold to £1340 from GW Green and Sons, Wandon while 10m Char.x heifers sold to £1120 from Fawdon Farms, Fawdon. Steers average 235.7p per kilo, heifers average 214.3p per kilo.

Leading prices per head - Steers:- A.A.x:- £1340 (16m) Wandon, £1060 Lowick Moorhouse and Wandon. Lim.x:- (10m) £1000, £980 Fawdon Farms, £980, £970 (2) Branton Eastside, £960 South Ord, £960 (2) Branton Eastside. Char.x:- 10m £1060, £1050, £1040 (2), £1020 Fawdon Farms.

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Leading price per head – Heifers:- 10m Char.x:- £1120, £880, £860 (2) Fawdon Farms, £1110, £1000, £990 Goswick, £970 Brockley Hall.

Leading prices per kilo - Steers:- 10m Char.x:- 280.7p, 276.1p, 272.3p, 267.1p, 266.3p Fawdon Farms. A.A.x:- 247.7p Wandon, 235.6p Lowick Moorhouse. Lim.x:- 260.9p, 258.9p Fawdon Farms, 258.7p, 258p, 245.5p Branton Eastside.

Leading prices per kilo - Heifers:- Lim.x:- 247.2p, 236.6p, 232.8p Branton Eastside, 212.3p South Ord. Char.x:- 234.8p, 234.3p, 224.9p Fawdon Farms.

At their weekly primestock sale last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 716 hoggs and 247 ewes.

Hoggs generally a better show, more flesh about returning higher averages to vendors gain. Higher numbers could be easily handled.

Leading prices per head:- Chv:- £92.50, £88.50 Humbleheugh, £84 Shotton, £83, £81 Humbleheugh. Tex:- £92 North Sharperton, £84.50 Meikle Harelaw, £84 Kettleburn, £82 Yetlington Lane, Kettleburn, Mindrum Farming Co (2), Meikle Harelaw, £81.50p Newstead. Sfx:- £88 Brockley Hall, £87 Mindrum Farming Co, £85 Kettleburn, Meikle Harelaw. Bel:- £81, £79 Ladykirk. Mule:- £80 West Longridge. BF:- £70 West Longridge.

Leading prices per kilo:- Chv:- 205.3p Shotton, 202.7p, 200p South Ord. Tex:- 205p Yetlington Lane, 204p, 202.7p Cockhall, 200p Greystonnes. Mindrum Farming Co (2). Sfx:- 202.6p Cockhall, Greystonnes. Bel:- 200p Ladykirk. Mule:- 193.8p West Longridge.

Ewe numbers similar, with an increase in hill bred ewes entering the market. All classes achieving returns in line with the previous week.

Ewes:- BFL:- £90 Clennel. Tex:- £86 Southfield, £77 Barmoor Red House. Sfx:- £84 Southfield, £79 West Longridge, £78 Brandon. HB:- £80 Brandon. Chv:- £79, £65 Humbleheugh, £60 Biddlestone Home Farm. Mule:- £73, £71 Southfield, £68.50p Greystonnes, Barmoor Red House. BF:- £63 Clennel, £60 Alwinton.

Rams:- Tex:- £95 Kettleburn, £87 North Sharperton. Chv:- £77 Biddlestone Home Farm.

SWA:- £75 Low Bleakhope.

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At their weekly primestock sale on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 79 clean cattle, 43 OTM cattle, 1,732 old season lambs and 898 ewes

Bullocks (33) averaged 220p per kg and sold to 240p (+3p on week), heifers (43) averaged 214p per kg and sold to 257p (n/c on week), three young bulls averaged 123.7p per kg and sold to 130p (n/c on week) and 43 beef type OTM cattle averaged 127.6p per kg and sold to 197p (-3p on the week)

Old season SQQ lambs averaged 199.6 per kg (-4p on week) and sold to £107 and ewes averaged £63.78 and sold to £109. Heavy ewes £81.92, light ewes £56.34.

Principal prices per head: Saughland £1560; Bee Edge £1529.15, £1505.70; Crosshall £1509.30; Upper Nisbet £1469.40, £1439.60.

Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.57 Robert Wilson Butcher Edinburgh, 2.48 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.39 M/s Cropper, 2.34 Malone of Edinburgh; Saughland 2.40 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.34 Denholm Meats; Wester Ulston 2.37 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Upper Nisbet 2.37 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.36 M/s Cropper; Lennoxlove 2.34 Malone of Edinburgh; Caverton Mill 2.34 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Crosshall 2.34 M/s Black and Sons.

Cows per head: Stoneypath £1388.85, £1174.50, £1071.60, £985.50; Upper Huntlywood £1343.30, £972.70; Kersknowe £1265.40, £1244.10, £1032.75; Grahamslaw £1195.40, £1065.35; Muircleugh £1110.05, £1057.35.35; Corsbie (Fullerton) £1110, £1029, £977.55.

Cows per kg: Stoneypath 1.97, 1.45, 1.41(2); Corsbie (Fullerton) 1.85, 1.47; Kersknowe 1.71, 1.53, 1.43; Muircleugh 1.59, 1.49; Shotton 1.59, 1.55, 1.49; Grahamslaw 1.43, 1.39.

The 1,720 old season lambs averaged 194.7 (SQQ 199.6).

Hoggs per head: Tex.x;- £107, £98 Crookston, £97.50 Gerrisford, Tex;- £101.50 Roxburgh Mains, Suff;- £100 Roxburgh Mains, Suff.x;- £99.50 Falside and Berryhill, £98.50 Bedrule, Bel.x;- £99 Berrymoss, £98 Crookston, £93 Hartside, Hamp;- £93 Saltoun Station, BF;- £92 Crookston, £91 Blackhouse, Chev;- £91 Traprain, £90, £87.50 Whitchesters, Mule;- £90.50 Bonjedward Mill, £85 Crookston.

Hoggs per kg: Bel.x;- 222.7, 220.5 Crookston, 221.6 Berrymoss, Tex.x;- 220.5 Traprain, 216.2 Stoneypath, 214.5 St Leonards, Chev;- 214.5 Traprain, 209.5 Bedrule, 206.9 Langhope, Suff.x;- 212.5 Blegbie, 212.2 Blackburn, 211.8 Stoneypath, EC;- 206.6 Girrick, Chev.x;- 205.4 Traprain, 204.3 Laggan of Clachaig, Mule;- 205.1 Stoneypath, bf;- 201.4 Hartside.

Ewes: Tex;- £109 Craig Douglas, £99, £91 Lochside, BFL;- £85 Edston, Suff;- £83 Roxburgh Mains, Chev;- £81 Seafield, £77 Attonburn, Suff.x;- £79 Primside, £77 Hermiston, CM;- £79 Whitehill, £76 Halidean Mill, GF;- £75, £73 Boon, £73 Trowknowes, £71 Hermiston, £70 St Leonards, Wen;- £75 Eckford House, HB;- £73 Haltree, Shet.x;- £69, £67 Seafield, BF;- £63 Threepwood, £61 Hartside and Tinnis, EC;- £63 Girrick.

Rams: Tex;- £91 Larriston and Borthwickshiels, £83 Saltoun House, Suff;- £89 Saughtree, Char;- £88 Borthwickshiels, BFL;- £71 Threepwood Cott (Sandilands), BF;- £65 Bowland, Chev;- £65 Bowland, Rye;- £61 Eckford.


The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 30 prime cattle, four young bulls, 24 over 30 month cattle, 4,609 prime hoggs and 5,083 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.

Prime cattle sold to recent rates and more quality sorts are needed. Top price to 233.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs A. and W.J. Taylor and Son, Dashwellgreen.

Bulls also sold to similar trade all dairy bred selling to 185.5p twice, firstly for a Simmental shown by J.A. and D. Forster, Gillalees, then for a Limousin from T. and M. Irving, Becton Hall.

All classes of cows saw a much improved trade up 8p on the week. Top price to 168.5p and 160.5p for Charolais from Messrs Baxter, Moss Side. Top price per head to £1,659.73 also Messrs Baxter, Moss Side.

Another excellent show of 4,609 prime hoggs (1,053 lightweights) were forward to the usual full ringside of buyers, with best quality export weights continuing to meet high demand, lightweight hoggs more numerous and dearer on the week. The overall sale average was 193.6p per kilo (SQQ 200p per kilo). Top was £117 per head for Texels from Sharplaw with a top per kilo of 278p for Beltex from Westerly.

A larger show of 5,083 cast ewes and rams were forward to a fuller ring of purchasers. All classes of ewes sharper on the week especially heavy ewes which would be £3 to £4 dearer on the week. More needed to fulfil buyers requirements. Lightweight ewes a better show for quality on the week.