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AT their weekly Primestock Sale held at Wooler last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,251 hoggs and 299 ewes.

Hoggs a larger show but all classes met a slightly hesitant response.

Leading prices per head:- Suff.x:- £80 Lickar Moor, £77 Kettleburn, £76 Branton Eastside, £75 Newstead. Bel.x:- £77 Akeld Steads, £74, £71.50 Ladykirk. Tex.x:- £77 East Fleetham, £76 Crookham Dairy, £73.50 Ladykirk, £71.50 Lickar Moor, £71 (2) Mindrum Farming Co, £70.50 Black Heddon. Mule:- £72.50 Newstead. Oxf:- £72 East Fleetham. Hamp:- £71.50 Humbleheugh. Char:- £70 Wandon.

Leading prices per kilo:- Bel.x:- 197.4p Akeld Steads, 189.7p, 178.8p Ladykirk. Tex:- 186.5p Newstead, 181.6p Mordington, 181p Crookham Dairy, 177.8p Yetlington Lane, 175.7p Mindrum Farming Co, 175.8p Ladykirk, 174.4p Akeld Steads and West Longridge, 173.7p Mindrum Farming Co and Mordington, 172.5p Yetlington Lane. Suff.x:- 166.3p Akeld Steads, 163.8p Mindrum Farming Co, 162.8p Newstead. Chev:- 164.1p Humbleheugh.

Similar numbers bring similar returns.

Leading prices:- Tex.x:- £95 Wrangham East, £93, £86 Crookham Dairy, £83 East Fleetham, £80.50 Chillingham Home Farm, £80 Shotton, £79.50 Lorbottle. Suff.x:- £88.50 Newstead, £88 Wandon and Chillingham Home Farm, £84 Wandon, £83.50 Lickar Moor, £80 Chillingham Home Farm. BFL:- £84.50 Titlington Mount. CHM:- £78, £73, £64 South Charlton. Bel.x:- £77 Chillingham Home Farm. GF:- £70 South Lyham and Branton Eastside, £66 Titlington Mount, £65, £65 Kettleburn, £64 East Fleetham, South Charlton and Fawdon, £60 Todrig. Lly:- £73.50, £65.50 Netherton Northside. Chv:- £59 South Charlton, £54 Fawdon. BF:- £56 Fawdon, £52 Clennell.

Rams:- Chv:- £89 Branton Eastside, £74.50 Windyhaugh. Suff:- £87 Branton Eastside. SD:- £65 East Fleetham (Mrs M Lamb).


AT St Boswells Mart on Monday John Swwan Ltd sold 10 clean cattle, 60 OTM cattle, 2,260 old season lambs and 898 ewes.

Bullocks (41) averaged 217.1p per kg and sold to 245p (+1.6p on week), heifers (64) averaged 220.7p per kg and sold to 249p (+3.1p on week) five young bulls averaged 192p per kg and sold to 220p (+5.0p on week) and 60 beef type OTM cattle averaged 144.5p per kg and sold to 215p (+0.2p on the week).

The 2,260 old season lambs averaged 165.3p per kg and sold to £90 (+2.1p on week), 898 ewes averaged £52.59, and sold to £125 for tups, £113 for ewes, heavy ewes averaged £70.20 and light ewes averaged £42.93.

Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.49, 2.45 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.46, 2.43, 2.35 M/s J Penny and Sons, 2.37 (2) M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.34 W Taylor (Lockerbie) Ltd; Saughland 2.46 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.35 Robert Wilson Butcher; Traprain 2.40 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons; Saltoun Home Farm 2.36 M/s J Penny and Sons; Upper Nisbet 2.35(2) M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd and M/s R Pringle; Inland Pastures 2.35 Malone of Edinburgh; Gospelhall 2.34 M/s J Penny and Sons.

Principal prices per head: Cockburn £1540; Inland Pastures £1539, £1518.75; Longnewton £1511.40;Toxside £1499.40; Wester Deans £1472.25.

Cows per head: Willowford £1373.10, £1319.50; Stagehall £1369.40; Cockburn £1322.25; Hyndsidehill £1272, £1116; Stoneypath £1174.80; Fowberry Moor £1152.75, £1121.25; Hyndlee £1138.50; Dunslaw £1122; Over Roxburgh £1106.85.

Cows per kg: Cockburn 2.15; Willowford 2.03, 1.99; Fowberry Moor 1.95, 1.59; Dunslaw 1.87; Gospelhall 1.81; Stoneypath 1.78, 1.63; Lustruther 1.77; Milkieston 1.71; Stagehall 1.67; Hyndlee 1.65; Crookhouse 1.61;

Bulls: Glenrath £1747.30 (1.73); Flass £1711.30 (1.57); Standhill £1650 (1.65); Milkieston £1587.75 (1.45).

Principal prices hoggs per head: Tex.x £90, £88 Crookston, Suff.x;- £84, £83.50 Burnhouse Mains, £83 Bonjedward Mill and Burnhouse Mains, Bel;- £82 Nether Howden Cottages, £77 Clarilaw and Threeburnford, Chev;- £74 Seafield, Saughtree and Langhope, CM;- £72 Gilston, £71.50 Branxholm Braes, Zwa;- £72 Wedderlie, ML;- £71 Whitmuir, Chev.x;- £71 Burncastle, £70.50 Wester Ulston, Char;- £69.50 Woodhouse. J, £68 Hillhouse, BF;- £69 Saughtree and Toxside, GF;- £68.50 Hartside, £67, £66.50 Wedderlie.

Principal prices hoggs per kg: Tex.x;- 200, 189.2 Eildon Mains, Bel;- 192.5 Threeburnford, 181.4 Bedrule, Suff.x;- 181, 177.4 Pawston, Chev;- 176.2 Saughtree, Chev.x;- 174.4 Stoneypath, 172 Wester Ulston, Char;- 169.5 Woodhouse. J, ml;- 169.1 Whitmuir, Jac;- 171.1 Bierhope, BF;- 164.3 Saughtree.

Cast ewes: Suff;- £113, £85 Meigle, £85 Gospelhall and Ladyflat, Suff.x;- £97 Springwood Est., £93 Rumbletonrig, HB;- £95 Haltree, £83 Bonjedward Mill, Tex.x;- £87 Rumbletonrig, £85 Hillhouse, CHEV;- £83 Brockhouse, CM;- £78 Halidean Mill, £67 Maidenhall, Bel;- £73, £67 Wester Deans, GF;- £73 Craiglea and Fountainhall, £67 Bonjedward Mill and Berryhill, Lleyn;- £65 Stagehall, BF;- £57 Hartside, £55 Tinnis.

Rams: Suff;- £125 Smailholm Mains, Tex;- £97 Wedderlie, £91 Woodhouse, BFL;- £75 Lyne, Lleyn;- £71 Borthwickshiels, BF;- £67 Wedderlie.


THE Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 42 prime cattle, five young bulls, 36 over 30 month cattle, 6,767 prime hoggs and 6,435 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.

A plainer show of prime saw cattle slightly harder to cash. Top price of 227.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by J.C. and D. Nicholson and Son, The Gill, others 226.5p, 224.5p also from Messrs Nicholson, British Blue sold to 225.5p again from The Gill. Charolais heifers sold to 217.5p from W.G. and H.M. Kyle, Spoutbank.

Principal prices per kilo: Bullocks - Limousin 227.5p, 226.5p, 224.5p The Gill, 221.5p The Haining House, 216.5p Dashwell Green, 213.5p Nether Onsett, 212.5p, 206.5p Dashwell Green, 204.5p Nether Onsett, 203.5p The Haining House. British Blue 225.5p The Gill, 221.5p Nether Onsett. Charolais 202.5p Dashwell Green. Heifers - Charolais 217.5p Spoutbank, 216.5p, 211.5p (x2) Hallburn. Limousin 215.5p Houghton House, 212.5p Upper Tinwald. Blonde d’Aquitaine 204.5p Hallburn.

Principal prices per head: Bullocks - British Blue £1,716 Nether Onsett, £1,601 The Gill. Limousin £1,569, £1,549, £1,460 The Gill, £1,465 The Haining House, £1,441 Nether Onsett, £1,406 The Haining House, £1,402 Dashwell Green. Charolais £1,524 Sceughdyke. Heifers - Charolais £1,376 Sceughdyke, £1,320, £1,194, £1,184 Hallburn. Limousin £1,211 Upper Tinwald. British Blue £1,131 Gallowberry.

Bulls short of requirements selling to a top of 185.50 for a British Blue x Friesian from T. and M. Irving, Becton Hall. Black and Whites sold to 174.5p and 173.5p both from W.A. Clark, Whins.

A fair show of cast cows resulted in a similar trade. Top price of 186.5p for a Limousin shown by J.W. Coulthard and Son, Brisco Hill, British Blue to 185.5p from B.W. and L.M. Stagg, Longrow.

Principal prices per kilo: Limousin 186.5p, 182.5p, 175.5p Brisco Hill, 154.5p Wanwood Hill, 152.5p Gallowberry, 144.5p (x2) Morley Hill, 141.5p Low Stokoe, 138.5p Englishtown, 132.5p, 129.5p Morley Hill. British Blue 185.5p Longrow, 171.5p Morley Hill. Charolais 181.5p Low Hallburn. Blue Grey 177.5p Park Nook. Simmental 145.5p Morley Hill, 141.5p Low Stokoe. Angus 133.5p Wanwood Hill. Black and White 129.5p Hethermill, 125.5p, 110.5p Underwoodhouse.

Principal prices per head: British Blue £1,131 Longrow, £951 Morley Hill. Limousin £1,081 Wanwood Hill and Brisco Hill, £1,012 Brisco Hill, £998 Gallowberry, £968 Morley Hill, £903 Brisco Hill, £881 Morley Hill, £863 Low Stokoe, £828 Morley Hill. Simmental £953 Morley Hill, £948 Low Stokoe. Charolais £952 Low Hallburn. Black and White £934, £801 Underwoodhouse.

Another tremendous show of 6,767 prime hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers. An excellent show of export and heavyweight hoggs were forward and in great demand resulting in a sale average of 172p per kilo (SQQ 175.5p), an increase of 6.5p on the week. The sale topped at £104.50 per head for Texels from J. and E. Logan, Pirntaton and to 251p per kilo for Beltex from K.J. and C.S. Wilson, Wood Farm. Many more best quality export hoggs could have been sold as demand continues to grow. All other classes of hoggs definitely sharper on recent weeks.

Principal prices per head: Texel £104.50 Pirntaton, £97.80 Yett Farm, £97.50 Muirhill; Beltex £100 Hambletons Way, £98.80 Knowles, £97.80 Wood Farm; Suffolk £98.80 East Murkle, £92.80 Sceughdyke, £90.80 North House; North Country Cheviot £92.80, £87.80, £81.80 Ericstane; Charollais £92.80 Hillside, £78.80 Nether Albie, £76.80 Moss Side; Hill Cheviot £85.80 Nuncleugh, £77.80 West Scales, £76.80 Catslackburn; Half Bred £79.80 East Murkle; Greyface £77.80 Sceughdyke, Oswie and Barnshangan, £75.80 Sceughdyke, £72.80 Machribeg, Kintyre; Blackface £77.80 Winterhopeburn and Craig Douglas, £75.80 Syart, £74.80 Meggatehead and Mackilston; Zwartbles £70 Smalmstown; Cheviot Mule £69.80 North House, £58.80 Temon; Lleyn £67.80, £65.80 Whiteclose; Leicester £67.80 Walton Highrigg, £60 Mains of Collin and Howard House; Swaledale £64.50 Williamston, £50.80 Westburnhope (Scott).

Principal prices per kilo: Beltex 251p Wood Farm, 247p Knowles, 244p Longburgh Fauld, 243p Kinghill, 241p Orchardton Mains, 239p Killocraw, Kintyre; Texel 236p Dormonsteads, 232p Hillback, 230p Green Aton, 228p Station Yard, 221p Ericstane; Suffolk 202p Hillfield, 199p Knowles, 195p Whitecroft Mains; Hill Cheviot 193p Lynegar, 191p West Scales, 187p Lanerton, Nunscleugh and West Scales, 185p Sorbie; Charollais 192p Nether Albie, 187p Ardlamy, Kintyre, 186p Swaites, 180p Howard House, 172p Knowe Farm; North Country Cheviot 178p Ericstane, 174p Plumpe, 172p, 171p, 169p Adderston Shiels; Cheviot Mule 175p North House, 159p Temon; Blackface 172p Smalmstown, 169p Mackilston, 168p, 167p Glendearg, 166p Mackilston and Smalmstown, 162p Lanehead; Lleyn 169p, 165p Whiteclose; Greyface 167p Westernhopeburn (Wall), 163p Swaites, 162p Nunscleugh, 161p The Old Police House and Bromfield Hall, 160p Hutlerburn, Blackhamilton, Gallowberry and Smalmstown; Leicester 161p Walton Highrigg; Swaledale 147p Williamston, 137p, 129p Westburnhope (Scott).

The 1,349 lightweight hoggs sold to £78.80 for Beltex from Messrs Lines, Killocraw, Kintyre, £70 Wood Farm; Texel £73.80 Knowles, £63.80 Wydon; Hill Cheviot £60.80 Whinneyknowe, £57.80 Oswie; Charollais £59.80 Ardlamy, Kintyre; North Country Cheviot £60, £53.80 Adderston Shields; Suffolk £59.20 Auchmaliddle, £58.80.