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Visitors toured the farm by tractor and trailer to view the Wedderlie Aberdeen-Angus herd. Wedderlie Aberdeen-Angus open day.
Visitors toured the farm by tractor and trailer to view the Wedderlie Aberdeen-Angus herd. Wedderlie Aberdeen-Angus open day.
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At their weekly sale of primestock last Wednesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 1,219 lambs and 518 ewes.

Similar numbers of lambs forward with trade dearer than markets earlier in the week.

Lambs - leading prices per head:- Tex.x:- £80 (2) Roseden, £79 Lickar Moor, £77 Great Ryle and Wandon, £76 Wandon, £75.50 Branton Eastside, £75 Cresswell Farms, Black Heddon, Branton Eastside and Edlingham Demesne (2). Suff.x:- £78 Branton Eastside (J Elliot), £74 Wandon, £72 West Longridge, £71.50 Auchencrow Mains. CHM:- £72, £70 (2) Bewick Folly. Ven:- £70 North Lyham. Chv:- £77.50, £75, £71 (2), £70 South Charlton. Cha:- £74.50 Auchencrow Mains and Wandon. Bel:- £79, £76, £75, £72, £70 Ladykirk.

Lambs – leading prices per kilo:- Bel.x:- 207.9p, 194.9p, 179.5p Ladykirk. Tex.x:- 188.9p West Rennington, 180p Black Heddon, 179.5p Hedgeley Farms and Brackenside, 179p Hedgeley Farms, 178.6p Black Heddon and Edlingham Demesne (2), 178.1p Springhill, Seahouses. Suff.x:- 168.4p Brackenside, 166.3p Auchencrow Mains. CHM:- 175p, 171.4p, 170.7p Bewick Folly. Ven:- 175p North Lyham. Chev:- 172.2p, 170.7p South Charlton. Char:- 173.3p Auchencrow Mains.

Ewes – again more numbers forward, but trade still holding well just under 50% of the sale horned ewes.

Leading prices:- Tex.x:- £97 Lickar Moor, £93 Springhill, Berwick, £91 Craigshouse, £85 Black Heddon, £83 West Rennington and Bolton North Wing. CHM:- £91, £85 South Charlton. Chev:- £90 Humbleheugh, £87 Mowhaugh, £85 Humbleheugh. Suff.x:- £83 Titlington Mount, £80 8 Lamberton Holdings, £77 Brandon Whitehouse. BFL:- £77 Titlington Mount. Mule:- £75 South Falaknowe, £73 Alnham, Brandon Whitehouse and West Longridge, £71 Alwinton Farm. BF:- £69 South Falaknowe, £59 Lilburn Estates, £55 High Weldon, £51 Alnham, £49 Lilburn Estates and Clennell.

Rams:- Wen:- £97 Springhill, Berwick. Tex:- £93 Edlingham Newtown. BF:- £73 Edlingham Newtown.

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At their weekly primestock sale on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 74 clean cattle, 35 OTM cattle, 1,954 new season lambs and 880 ewes.

Bullocks (30) averaged 206.3p per kg and sold to 230p (+0.1p on week), heifers (38) averaged 217.5p per kg and sold to 231p (+2.6p on week), six young bulls sold to 174.5p and sold to 231 (+2.6p on the week) and 35 beef type OTM cattle averaged 124.2p per kg and sold to 143p (+6.3p on the week).

New season lambs averaged 1.63.3p per kg (-4.7p on the week) and sold to £91, top price 187.8p per kg for Beltex.

Ewes averaged £60, and sold to £111 for Suffolk.

Heavy ewes averaged £70, light ewes sold to £75 for hill Chev and averaged £50.

Principal prices per head: Ramrig £1452.99, £1384.32;; Lennoxlove £1422.96; £1388; Longnewton £1387.68.

Principal prices per kg: Ramrig 2.31 Malone of Edinburgh, 2.24 Charles Wilson Butcher; Greenknowe 2.30, 2.29 Malone of Edinburgh; Bee Edge 2.29 W Taylor (Lockerbie), 2.26 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.25 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd; Humbie Mil 2.29, 2.25 John Anderson Butcher, 2.27 Ramsay Family Butcher; Upper Nisbet 2.28 Denholm Meat Supplies; Applecross 2.27 James Cockburn and Son; Dunslaw 2.26 JF Finlay and Co Ltd; Faughhill 2.25 Malone of Edinburgh; Mosstower 2.27 Shaws of Lauder, 2.25 JF Finlay and Co Ltd.

Bulls: Balgone Estate £1198.50(1.41).

Cows per head: South Ditchburn £1151.78; Kirkton £1117.92, £1051.86; Legerwood £1092.54, £996.30; Over Whitlaw £1081.02; Huntington £1038.18; Berryhill £960.50; Over Langshaw £953.48; Craiglea £948.44; Mossilee £927.48, £922.24; Hutlerburn £919.48; Muircleugh £912.34; Newton £895.44.

Cows per kg: Huntington 1.43; Muircleugh 1.43; Kirkton 1.41, 1.37; Balgone Est. 1.41; Legerwood 1.39, 1.33; Craiglea 1.33, 1.31; South Ditchburn 1.33; Mosstower 1.31; Mossilee 1.31(3); Over Whitlaw 1.29; Ford Westside 1.29.

Lambs per head: Bel;- £91, £85, £77 Crookston, £80.50, £74 Fountainhall, £77.50 Threeburnford, Suff.x;- £85 Mossilee, £79 St Dunstan, £77.50 Hyndsidehill, £76 Hermiston, £75 Saughtree, £74.50 Thornington, Tex;- £84 Sydenham, £82 Ashcraig, £80 St Leonards, Lower Ashtrees, Craigsford Mains and Sydenham, CHM;- £74 Gilston, Suff;- £81.50, £80, £74 Berrymoss Court, Mule;- £71.50 Stoneypath.

Lambs per kg: Bel;- £187.8, 185.7, 173.5 Crookston, 183.3, 174.4 Threeburnford, Tex;- 187.2 Sydenham, 185.1 Tannage Brae, 181.8 Lower Ashtrees, 178.7 Sydenham, 176.2 Wester Ulston, Suff.x;- 172.5, 170.7 Lustruther, 169.8 Saughtree, 167.5 Borthwickshiels, Char;- 170 Borthwickshiels.

Ewes: Tex;- £97 Headshaw. L, £95 Upper Tofts and Burnhouse Mains, £93 Blegbie, Birkenside and Wantonwalls, Suff.x;- £91 Headshaw. L, £90 Monklaw, £89 Knock Farm and Birkenside, CHM;- £87 Blegbie, £81. £77 Bonjedward Mill, HB;- £87 Eilean Farm, £85 Knock Farm, Mule;- £87 Aikeyside, £75 Chesters Brae, Birkenside and Burnhouse Mains, Chev;- £81, £75 Marvingston, £75 Attonburn, £71 Headshaw. L. Lleyn;- £73 Ruletownhead, BF;- £57, £51 Hartside, £55 Saughtree, £53 Elmscleugh, Rams: Suff.x;- £111 Berrymoss Court, £100 Knock Farm, Tex;- £103 Sydenham, Bel;- £90 Threeburnford.


The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 32 prime cattle, three young bulls, 28 over 30 month cattle, 4,343 prime lambs and 6,508 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.

An increased entry of grass fed cattle saw trade sharper on the week with the sale topping at 224.5p and 218.5p for Limousin heifers shown by A. and W.J. Taylor and Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin bullocks sold to 214.5p also from Dashwellgreen.

Another mixed show of OTM’s met a similar trade. The sale topped at 169.5p for a Charolais stock bull from David MacTaggart, Hallrule, with Limousin cows topping at 142.5p from J. Losh, Broomhouse.

A larger, quality show of prime lambs were forward to the usual buyers, but as with the national trend that has prevailed all week to level at 165p per kilo. Top price per kilo was 215.8p for Texels from Lower Ashtrees and to £95 per head for Suffolk lambs from R.A. Crichton, Rottington Hall.