Border Livestock Exchange, w/e February 28

Border Livestock Exchange to week ending Friday, February 28, sold 149 prime cattle including 41 cows; 335 store cattle; 972 prime lambs; 341 ewes and 80 breeding sheep.

Prime cattle were a similar trade as the previous week with Aberdeen Angus Cross steers and heifers selling to 390p per kg to Well Hung & Tender, Berwick upon Tweed.

Continental Cross heifers sold to 390p per kg and £1,825 per head. Cull cows were also a similar price with heavy Pure Bred Charolais Cross Cows selling to £1,644 per head.

Prime lambs sold to 430p per kg for Romney and Texel Crosses from Hallrule, Bonchester Bridge; Humbleton, Wooler and Brackenside, Berwick upon Tweed respectively.

In the store cattle department, the firm had one of its busiest weeks. Yearling steers and heifers were constantly selling in excess of £1,000. Stronger types (20 months) sold to £1,365 per head ex farm. More are required to keep up with demand.