LAST Tuesday John Swan Ltd had forward and sold 234 store cattle which sold at extreme rates in keeping with other centres, to a large ringside of buyers.
Steers sold to £1290 for a Char.x from J.A. Riddell, Newstead, while heifers sold to £1200 for a Char.x from the same home.
Leading prices per head - Steers:- Char.x:- £1290, £1250, £1180, £1160 Newstead. Lim.x:- £1200, £1190 Newstead, £1170 Goswick, £1160, £1150 Wandon. A.A.x:- £1160 Wandon, £1150 South Lyham. Heifers:- Char.x:- £1200, £910 Newstead, £860 Fawdon. Lim.x:- £985, £960 Wandon, £935 Goswick and Wandon. A.A.x:- £1020 Newstead, £985, £950 South Lyham.
Leading prices per kilo – Steers:- Char.x:- 266p, 248p, 246p Fawdon, 245p Newstead. Lim.x:- 268p Branton Eastside, 250p, 248p Barmoor Red House. A.A.x:- 228p Great Ryle, 227p Wandon. Heifers:- Char.x:- 263p, 243p, 238p Fawdon. Lim.x:- 236p Barmoor Red House, 235p Fawdon, 223p Branton Eastside. A.A.x:- 208p Newstead.
At their weekly Primestock Sale last Wednesday 1,071 hoggs and 255 ewes were forward and sold.
Hogg numbers similar, tail end lots arriving on scene proving harder to sell, all fleshed types dearer.
Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £80 Newburn and Ladykirk, £79.50 Ladykirk, £79 (2) Newburn, £79 Newstead, £78 Linhope Farming (Roddam) and Holy Island, £77.50 Newburn, £77 Ladykirk and Newstead, £76.50 Yetlington Lane, £76 Auchencrow Mains. Suff.x:- £79, £77 Newstead, £76.50 Brockley Hall, £76 Castlelaw, £75 Newstead. Hamp:- £75 East Fleetham. Ven:- £75, £71.50 North Lyham. Chev:- £73 Biddlestone Home Farm, £72.50 Humbleheugh. Char:- £71 Auchencrow Mains. Mule:- £68 West Longridge. BF:- £66.50 Newburn Holdings.
Leading prices per kilo:- Tex.x:- 188.8p Linhope Farming (Roddam), 185.1p Cockhall, 185p Auchencrow Mains, 183.8p Ladykirk, 182.1p Yetlington Lane, 181.6p Ladykirk, 181.4p Lickar Moor, 181.3p (2) Greystonnes, Warenford, 181p Auchencrow Mains, 180.8p Greystonnes, Warenford, 180.2p Newburn. Chev:- 177.1p Biddlestone Home Farm. Suff.x:- 175.7p Newstead and Cockhall, 173.8p Greystonnes, Warenford, 172.4p Biddlestone Home Farm, 171.3p, 170.2p Greystonnes, Warenford. Ven:- 175p North Lyham. Mule:- 170p West Longridge.
Ewes, smaller show reaching similar returns
Leading prices:- Tex.x:- £94, £90 Ford Dairy, £81 North Wing, Bolton and North Sharperton, £76 Cresswell Farms and Newton Farm, £73 Newburn, £72 North Wing, Bolton, £70 Barmoor Red House. Suff.x:- £87 Low Middleton, £86, £70 Holy Island, £68 Low Middleton. GF:- £68 Holy Island, £66 Cresswell Farms, £57 Craigshouse, £54 Barmoor Red House. CM:- £65 Reavley, £61 High Learchild. BFL:- £64 Reavley. Chv:- £53 Reavley. BF:- £35 Cold Martin, £34 Alwinton and Craigshouse.
Rams:- £114 Newton Farm, £79 North Sharperton, £78 Newburn.
AT St Boswells Mart on Monday John Swan Ltd sold 112 clean cattle, 60 OTM cattle, 1,733 old season lambs and 674 ewes.
Bullocks (74) averaged 218.2p per kg and sold to 245p (+1.1p on week), heifers (37) averaged 219.6p per kg and sold to 247p (-1.1p on week), one young bull sold to 200p (n/c on week), and 60 beef type OTM cattle averaged 157p per kg and sold to 211p (+12.5p on the week).
Old season SQQ lambs averaged 178.5p per kg and sold to £86 (+13.2p on week) while the 674 ewes averaged £48.34, and sold to £113, heavy ewes £62.96, light ewes £41.67.
Principal prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.47 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.45(2) M/s Moor and M/s JP Mason and Sons, 2.41, 2.40 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.39 W Taylor (Lockerbie) Ltd, 2.38 M/s J Penny and Sons; Saughland 2.41 M/s J Gilmour and Co Ltd, 2.38 M/s WTS Forsyth and Sons, 2.36 Robert Wilson Butcher; Lennoxlove 2.39 M/s J Penny and Sons; Greenknowe 2.38 G and L Archibald Ltd; Honeyburn 2.38 Denholm Meats; Upper Hundalee 2.35 W Taylor (Lockerbie) Ltd; Upper Nisbet 2.35 M/s JP Mason and Sons; Saltoun Home Farm 2.35 M/s J Penny and Sons.
Principal prices per head: Bee Edge £1531.25, £1506.75, £1482; Lurdenlaw £1489.60; Hoselaw £1471.50; Caverton Mill £1443.05.
Cows per head: Phantassie £1455.90, £1262.70, £1258.60, £1162.30; Thirlestane £1304; Gateshaw £1268.75, £1242.50; Marvingston £1256; Honeyburn £1247.40; Todheugh £1224.30; Corsbie £1167.45; Titlington Mount £1160.70; Upper Blainslie £1143.10.
Cows per kg: Phantassie 2.11, 2.07, 203 (2), 1.99, 1.97; Gateshaw 2.03, 1.75; Honeyburn 1.89; Easter Middleton 1.87; Deanfoot 1.87, 1.85, 1.71; Corsbie 1.81; Rumbleton 1.72; Rumbleton 1.64.
Bulls: Birkenside £1639.05 (1.47); Philiphaugh £1224.60 (1.57); Craigsford Mains £1150.50 (1.30).
Principal prices hoggs per head: Tex.x;- £94 Burnhouse Mains, £89 Lower Ashtrees and West Mains, Suff.x;- £90 Burnhouse Mains, £88 Seafield, BFL;- £86 Hartside, Bel;- £80 Lylestane, Cha;- £79 Thirlestane, Chev;- £77.50 North Synton and Saughtree, £76.50 North Synton, BF;- £72 Hartside, £68 Elmscleugh and Hartside, GF;- £70 Aikeyside.
Principal prices hoggs per kg: Bel;- 202.8, 191.7 Threeburnford, Tex.x;-200 West Moneylaws, Eildon Mains and Lower Ashtrees, BF;- 200 Cademuir, Suff.x;- 186.3 Aikeyside, 185.9 Seafield, GF;- 179.5 Aikeyside, Chev;- 179.3 Kirkland, 179 Lylestane, ML;- 178.8 Whitmuir.
Cast ewes: Tex.x;- £113, £100 Elmscleugh, £99 Bow, Suff.x;- £93 Headshaw. L, £85 Middlestead, HB;- £75 Bonjedward Mill, GF;- £73 Elmscleugh, £69 Headshaw. L, She;- £73 Seafield, BFL;- £67 Foulshiels, Chev;- £65 Lylestane, £61 Brockhouse and Headshaw. L, Suff.x;- £63 Brotherstone, BF;- £53
Rams: Tex;- £109 Torwoodlee Mains, Suff;- £107 Brotherstone, Lleyn;- £81 Brotherstone, Chev;- £75Mowhaugh, £73 Mainside.
THE Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 43 prime cattle, four young bulls, 18 over 30 month cattle, 8,865 prime hoggs and 6,975 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Longtown last Thursday.
A shortage of numbers of prime cattle resulted in a fantastic trade, a much improved show of bullocks saw the sale top at 240.5p and 237.5p for Limousins shown by D.J. Garthwaite and Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage, Messrs Garthwaites run of cattle levelled at 229.7p. Other Limousin bullocks sold to 235.5p and 234.5p from J.D. and D. Nicholson, The Gill. Limousin heifers sold to 229.5p from Messrs Garthwaite, Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Principal prices per kilo: Bullocks - Limousin 240.5p, 237.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 235.5p, 234.5p The Gill, 227.5p Fenton Farm, 225.5p The Gill, 222.5p Houghton House, 218.5p The Gill, 217.5p High Stenries, 213.5p Houghton House, 211.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 210.5p Bleatarn, 203.5p Fenton Farm, 202.5p, 201.5p Bleatarn. British Blue 222.5p, 216.5p High Stenries. Charolais 222.5p High Stenries, 206.5p, 205.5p Sceughdyke. Heifers - Limousin 229.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 215.5p Hallburn, 205.5p Raeburnfoot. British Blue 213.5p Beckhall, 200.5p Hallburn. Blonde d’Aquitaine 207.5p Hallburn. Charolais 204.5p Sceughdyke.
Principal prices per head: Bullocks - Limousin £1,613, £1,594 The Gill, £1,501 Fenton Farm, £1,499 The Gill, £1,484 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,474 The Gill, £1,451 Houghton House, £1,431 Bleatarn, £1,430 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,404 Fenton Farm, £1,401 Houghton House. Charolais £1,572, £1,517 Sceughdyke, £1,501 High Stenries. British Blue £1,457 High Stenries. Heifers - Charolais £1,288 Sceughdyke. Limousin £1,285 Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Young bulls were a shortage of real quality and saw trade top at 205.5p for a Limousin shown by Messrs T. Armstrong and Son, Sceughdyke.
Less cast cows on offer and a large portion of them being lean plain cows, the meat cows sold very well. Top price of 194.5p for a Limousin from Mr J. Watret, Burnside. British Blue to 160.5p shown by J.F. Latimer, Rinnion Hills.
A large entry of 8,865 prime hoggs and an excellent quality show forward attracted more buyers. Trade was excellent throughout the whole sale with the average unchanged on the week at 172.2p per kilo (SQQ 175.1p).
The sale topped at £100 per head for Texels from Dinwoodie Green and to 270p per kilo for Beltex from Green Aton.
The 1,657 lightweight hoggs were a big entry with trade again on par with last week. Top of £74.80 for Texel from High Greenhill, £65.80 High Crubasdale; Beltex £72.80 Bellmount, £66.80 Lower Ashtree; Charollais £64.80 Higher Grenofen; Greyface £63.80 Ruidhall; Suffolk £63.20 Maryhill, £51.80 Archerbeck; Hill Cheviot £58.80 Hillend, £57.80 Airyolland; Blackface £55.80, £51.80 Milnmark; North Country Cheviot £51.50, £50 Hownam Grange; Swaledale £46.80 Hendra; Jacob £44.80 Horsecrook; Herdwick £36.80 Ashley Park.
A similar entry of 6,975 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual buyers, all classes were well bid for with trade slightly up on the week, especially for heavy pure Texel ewes.
Heavy ewes to £133 for Texels from Bowsden Moor, £126.50 Severs, £125 Kennachy; Charollais £121 Haithwaite, £119 Severs, £107 Road Side; Suffolk £120 Severs, £115 Bowsden Moor, £101 Severs; Rouge £113 Road Side; Beltex £106 Snade, £99, £87 Hopehill; Half Bred £89 Greenlaw, £87 School House, £85.50 Whins; Leicester £79 Haystown, £75 Nunscleugh, £73 Fordlands; Greyface £79 Merrick, £77.50 Sceughdyke, £74.50 High Glentriplock; North Country Cheviot £77 Severs and Oldfield, £75 School House, £74.50 Earlside; Cheviot Mule £65 Springwells, £57 Shawhill, £55 Dunnabie.
Light ewes to £55.50 for Blackfaces from Sceughdyke, £51.50 Westhill, £49.50 Gibblaston; Hill Cheviot £53 Allfornaught, £50 Greenlaw, £49.50 Milnholm; Lleyn £50 Dunnabie, £43.50 Windshield, £40 Dunnabie; Easycare £48.50 Synton Mains; Swaledale £30 High Burnfoot, £29.50 Low Struthers, £28.50 Snowden Close.
Rams to £101.50 for Texel from Byreburnside, £85 High Wood, £84.50 Haithwaite; Charollais £89 Oldfield, £79 Haithwaite, £70 Ballimachiller; Bleu d’Maine £83 Lawston; North Country Cheviot £81.50 Swinside Townfoot, £74 Oldfield; Suffolk £75.50 Merryhill, £75 West Millhills, £65 Ashley Park; Beltex £73 Snade; Lleyn £65 Todholes, £61 Stackbraes; Leicester £63 Cowcorse, £59 High Airyolland, £50 Patties Hill; Blackface £55 Kirkhouse, £45 Haystown, £43 Milnmark; Hill Cheviot £54.50 West Deloraine, £52.50 Airyolland, £50 Springwells; Easycare £49.50 Synton Mains.
Goats to £49 Draperstown.
LAST week Border Livestock Exchange Ltd sold 114 prime cattle including 39 cows, 1,574 prime sheep including 348 cast ewes and 174 store and breeding cattle.
Prime cattle continue to firm with all types keenly sought after. Aberdeen Angus cross heifers from Fenwick Steads, Belford, sold to 410p per kg to Well Hung and Tender, Berwick. Home cred Continental steers from Lochside Farm, Yetholm, sold to 370p per kg. Dairy OTM heifers from Lowick Northfield, Berwick, sold to 320p per kg.
Lambs also firmed on the week as numbers shorten and demand increases. Export weights sold to £79.80 and 390p per kg from Tullochallum, Keith. Texel lambs from Bowerhouse, Oxton, sold to 380p per kg and £79.80 per head. Continental cross lambs from Blackcastle Farm, Pathhead, sold to 385p per kg.
Breeding cattle starting to sell in larger numbers with quality Limousin cross bulling heifers selling to £1,300 for a 20 batch from Upper Nisbet Farm, Jedburgh.