Market prices


AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,614 lambs and 357 hoggs, young sheep and ewes.

Brighter weather conditions curtailed accurate numbers slightly, participating vendors receiving excellent returns leaving last years trade well behind to average 205p

Leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £104 Wrangham East, £97.50 Ladykirk, £94.50 (2) Great Ryle, £94 Ladykirk and Fenham Hill, £93 South Lyham, £92.50 The Hagg, £92 Clarabad Mill, £91.50 Great Ryle and No 8 Mordington, £90 Crookham Dairy and Clarabad Mill. Suff.x:- £103 Branton Eastside, £100.50, £97 Great Ryle, £95 Shotton, £94.50 East Fleetham and Brandon, £93.50 South Bellshill, £90.50 Kinross, Bamburgh. Ven.x:- £92 (2) South Lyham. Bel.x:- £90 Clarabad Mill.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel.x:- 227p, 218.8p Henlaw, 210.5p High Learchild. Tex.x:- 220.3p Linbrig, 219.7p, 219.2p Village Farm, Seahouses, 217.1p Bewick Folly, 215.8p Marshall Meadows, 213.8p, 211.3p Black Heddon, 213.2p Linbrig and Henlaw, 212.8p Thornington, 212.5p Henlaw, 212.2p Marshall Meadows, 211.8p Henlaw, 211.3p Thornington and Crookham Dairy, 211p The Hagg. Suff.x:- 212.3p Old Cambus, 208.3p Milfield Demesne, 207.5p Branton Eastside, 206.3p Great Ryle, 205.8p Fenham Hill, 205.7p Kinross, Bamburgh, 204.9p Shipley Lane and Brandon, 204.7p Chesterhill, 202.6p High Learchild. Ven.x:- 203.5p South Lyham. Chev:- 202.7p Bewick Folly, 200p Humbleheugh. Char:- 210p Craighouse. Mule:- 200p Henlaw.

Hoggs and young sheep sold to:- Suff.x:- £105, £90 East Fleetham, £80 West Moneylaws. Tex.x:- £94 Berryhill, £83 Ladykirk.

Ewes forward in similar numbers, trade a bit more buzz to make returns slightly dearer on the week.

Leading prices:- Tex.x:- £118 Wrangham East, £115 Broadmeadows, £98, £94 Berryhill, £90 Marshall Meadows. Suff.x:- £99 West Longridge and Berryhill. Oxf:- £93 East Fleetham. Chev:- £90 Hillcrest Farming. Mule:- £85 South Lyham, £80 Howtel, Berryhill, Chesterhill, Ladykirk and West Longridge. Milk:- £85, £83 Baldersbury Hill. BF:- £74 Ladykirk.

Rams:- Suff:- £120 Thornington, £115 West Moneylaws.


John Swan Ltd sold 66 clean cattle, 54 OTM cattle, 1953 spring lambs, 838 ewes

Bullocks (23) averaged 211p per kg (+4.2p on the week); heifers (41) averaged 212.2p per kg, (+0.2p on the week); 2 young bulls averaged 212.5p per kg, (n/c on the week); 54 beef type OTM cattle averaged 137.3p per kg, -2.3p on the week); 1953 spring lambs averaged 197.1p per kg, (-5.4p on the week); 838 ewes averaged £65.92.

Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.31, 2.25 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons, 2.23 Robert Wilson Butcher; Wester Ulston 2.28 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons, 2.21 M/s TA Shaw; Lurdenlaw 2.26 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, 2.23 Forth Meat Ltd, 2.21 M/s Moor; Caverton Mill 2.24, 2.23 Charles Wilson Ltd, 2.24 Ramsay Family Butchers; Redden 2.24 M/s Hutton; Wester Middleton 2.22 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Corsbie 2.21 Denholm Meats; Penston 2.21 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, 2.20 M/s R Pringle.

Principal Prices per Head: Lurdenlaw £1693.20,£1583.40,£1569.10,£1558.75,£1503.80; Longnewton £1497.60; Lennoxlove £1455.20.

Cows per head: Kaeside £1336.60,£1070.70; Buskin £1279.55,£1075.20,£1044,£938.40; Cockhall £1240.30,£1021.20; East Loanend £1226.70; Roxburgh Mains £1162.80,£1029.50; Cammerlaws £1144.80; Middlesknowes £1022.25; Stoneypath £1020.50; Angelraw £965.85;Bridgemill £942.50.

Cows per kg: East Loanend 1.74; Buskin 1.68,1.57,1.50,1.45;Kaeside 1.66,1.63;Cammerlaws 1.59,1.55;Cockhall 1.58,1.48; Roxburgh Mains 1.52;Kirktonhill 1.51,1.45; Colmslie 1.49;Priesthaugh 1.45.

Spring Lambs per head: Avge £80.28 per head. Suff.x £98.50 Stoneypath, £97.50 Lochside, £95 Northhouse, Tex.x;- £98 Howford (McSporran), £94.50 Upper Tofts, £94 Crookston, Bel;- £96,£88 Redden, £84.50 Wester Deans(McCormack), Char;- £83 Borthwickshiels, GF;- £82.50 Burncastle, £82 Harehead.

Principal prices per kg: Bel;- 226.5 Wester Deans(Purves), 222.4 Wester Deans (McCormack) Suff.x;- 214.3,204.8 Huntington, Tex.x;- 210 Upper Tofts, 207 Huntington.

Cast Ewes: Tex;- £103 Greenend, £97 Craigsford Mains, £95 Saughland, £93 Mossburnford, Suff.x;- £90 Lochside, £89 Hermiston, CM;- £85 Ecclaw, £83 Torwoodlee, Lleyn;- £81 Ruletownhead, BFL;- £81 Kaeside, Bel;- £79 Wester Deans (McCormack), Chev;- £79 Mossburnford, GF;- £75 Saughland, Hermiston & Stoneypath.

Rams: Tex;- £147 Huntershall, £127 Berryhill, £125 Huntershall, £109 Lochside, Suff;- £145 Lylestane, £131 Trows Cottage(Nelson).


The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 54 prime cattle, 8 young bulls, 37 over thirty month cattle, 4,646 prime lambs and 5,306 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th July 2012.

Prime cattle were an improved show of quality and saw trade a little sharper with the sale topped at 225.5p and 224.5p (twice) for Limousin bullocks from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green. Charolais heifers topped at 218.5p from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries, Limousin heifers to 216.5p from J.F. & S.J. MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads.


Bullocks:Limousin– 225.5p, 224.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 218.5p Slealands, 217.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 216.5p, 215.5p Dashwell Green, 214.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 212.5p Dashwell Green, 212.5p The Gill, 210.5p, 208.5p Dashwell Green, 201.5p Houghton House, Fenton Farm and Becton Hall, 200.5p The Gill. British Blue – 216.5p Dashwell Green. Charolais – 212.5p Dashwell Green. Saler – 204.5p Nether Onsett.

Heifers: Charolais – 218.5p High Stenries, 214.5p Hallburn and Upper Tinwald, 213.5p Hallburn, 207.5p High Stenries, 202.5p High Stenries. Limousin – 216.5p Ladyhousesteads, 211.5p Upper Tinwald, 207.5p High Stenries and Slealands, 201.5p Sceughdyke.British Blue – 209.5p Ladyhousesteads.Bullocks: Charolais – £1,551 Dashwell Green. British Blue - £1,472 Dashwell Green.Limousin – £1,469, £1,424 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,390 Houghton House. Heifers: Charolais – £1,319 Upper Tinwald, £1,136, £1,123 High Stenries. Limousin – £1,223 Ladyhousesteads, £1,216 Upper Tinwald. British Blue - £1,194 Ladyhousesteads. Young bulls were a good trade again but more numbers required. Top of 216.5p twice, firstly for a Limousin from Mr J. Jardine, Yett Farm and also for a British Blue from J. Retson & Son, Gardrum. PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)Limousin – 216.5p Yett Farm, 202.5p Gardrum. British Blue – 216.5p Gardrum. Blonde d’Aquitaine – 197.5p Yett Farm. Shorthorn – 182.5p, 172.5p Minsca Farm.

The 37 OTM cattle were a better show and saw plain cows cheaper but meat cows good to sell. Top price of 179.5p for a Limousin from K.W. Coulthard & Partners, Low Hallburn


Limousin – 179.5p Low Hallburn, 151.5p, 149.5p Aimshaugh, 149.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 144.5p, 143.5p Nunscleugh, 142.5p, 137.5p Upper Tinwald, 136.5p Harehill.

British Blue – 147.5p Sceughdyke, 140.5p, 139.5p Greensburn.

Angus – 139.5p Waughslea.

Friesian – 128.5p Peterscrook, 125.5p Riddings.

British Blue – £1,268 Sceughdyke, £920, £885 Greensburn.

Limousin – £1,128 Aimshaugh, £1,040 Nunscleugh, £960 Low Hallburn, £955 Harehill, £941 Aimshaugh, £926 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £904 Nunscleugh, £848 Harehill.

Angus – £969 Waughslea, £947 Harehill.

Friesian – £899 Peterscrook, £872 Riddings.

A much larger show of 4,646 Prime Lambs averaged 201.4p per kilo, well in line with this weeks trading as more numbers come forward. More heavy weight lambs (44 kilos+) required. Top of 228p per kilo for Texels from Oswie and to £110.50 per head for Texels from Kilnfordcroft and High Stenries, £109.50 Tonehall, £107.50 Baltier; Suffolk £104.50 Bardnaclaven and Oswie, £99.80 Tonehall, £99.50 The Croft; Charollais £95.20 Moss Side, £90.20, £87.80 Winshield; Beltex £90.80 Hilltop; Greyface £86.80 Stoneriggs, £85.20 Nunscleugh, £79.80 Harelawhill; Half Bred £83.80 Adderston Shiels, £77.80 Earlside; Hill Cheviot £82.80 Chapel Farm; Cheviot Mule £80.20 Crossdykes, £74.80 The Cooms; Oxford £79.80, £78.80 Guards; North Country Cheviot £79.80 Riggshield, £78.80 High Moat; Kerry £73.80 Riggshield; Swaledale £69.80 Stoneriggs, £68.50 Coach House; Blackface £69.80 Chapel House.

Also included in the sale was a Show & Sale of Suffolk Lambs on behalf of the Suffolk Sheep Society. The Show was in pens of 10 and was ably judged by Mr Haig Murray, Dunbia, who awarded the Championship to a pen from Messrs J. & K. Fell, Staffler, which scaled at 47 kilos realising £96.80 to M. Lomax, 2nd prize went to T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke, scaling 45 kilos and realising £94.80 to M. Bowe with 3rd prize to Messrs Lumley, Newbiggin, weighing 45 kilos and selling at £86.80 to M. Lomax.

An excellent show of 5,306 cast ewes, rams and hoggets were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade £7-£8 back on the week, especially for big ewes. Good lean selling ewes remain in demand. Good fleshed hill ewes and plain ewes were easily sold. Tups short of requirements and continued at recent high rates.

Top price of £152.50 for Texel rams from Burdon, £150.50 Cambwell, £149.50 Severs; Zwartbles £139.50 Severs, £104.50 Fowrass; Suffolk £137.50 Millhill, £124.50 Burdon, £112.50 Glebelands; Beltex £121 Fowrass, £118.50 Wallend; North Country Cheviot £119.50 Severs, £108.50 Cowburn; Hill Cheviot £102.50 Crossdykes, £96.50 Tushielaw, £94.50 Longburgh Fauld; Leicester £99.50 Highside, £98.50 Castlenook; Blackface £98.50 Redesmouth, £94.50 Tonehall and Kersknowe, £89.50 Cowburn; Swaledale £76.50 Stackbraes, £69.50 Waterloo.

Heavy ewes to £132.50 for Texels from Bardnaclaven, £130.50 Road Side, £127.50 Baltier; Bleu d’Maine £108.50 Severs; Suffolk £106.50 Dockray Hall, £105.50 Morley Hill, £100.50 Road Side; Leicester £101.50 Hillhouse, £100.50 Redesmouth, £98.50 High Edges Green; Charollais £99.50 Severs and Burdon, £97.50 Road Side, £94.50 Severs; Border Leicester £93.50 Kersknowe; North Country Cheviot £93.50 Bardnaclaven, £82.50 Hillhead, £80.50 Earlside; Cheviot Mule £89.50 High Stenries, £74.50 Tushielaw, £70.50 Mossband House; Half Bred £89.50 St Johns, £85.50 Newington; Zwartbles £86.50 Roadside, £81.50 Hillhead, £8050 Achaurole Mains; Greyface £85.50 The Croft, £84.50 Haithwaite, £78.50 Kersknowe.

Hill ewes to £76.50 for Cheviots from Sorbietrees, £74.50 Longburgh Fauld, £73.50 Buchtrig; Blackface £71.50 Redesmouth, £67.50 Old Police House, £64.50 Minsca; Swaledale £69.50 Stubsgill and Kirkland Green, £61.50 Stoneriggs, £60.50 Snowden Close; Kendal Rough £57.50 The Bents; Herdwick £55.50 The Bents.