Border Livestock Exchange, w/e July 25

Border Livestock Exchange Ltd, to week ending Friday, July 25, sold 152 prime cattle including 41 cast cows; 2,011 prime sheep including 319 cast ewes and 82 store and breeding cattle.

Aberdeen Angus Cross Heifers from Fenwick Steads, Belford sold to 380p per kg to Well Hung and Tender, Berwick upon Tweed.

Scottish Continental Cross Heifers sold to 357p per kg and £1,224 per head from Sharplaw Farms, Hownam.

Belgian Blue Young Bulls also from Sharplaw sold to 350p per kg and £1,202 per head.

Cow prices also started to firm with pure Limousin Cows reaching 300p per kg from Bowsden Moor, Berwick upon Tweed.

Lamb prices were slightly easier with the trade weaker towards the weekend.

Wonderful Texel Cross lambs from Lochside Farm and Primside Farm, Yetholm sold to 410p per kg.

Ewe Lambs sold to 400p per kg for crosses weighing 20-30kg live weight.

Store Cattle were also dearer with yearling Limousin Cross Steers from Loch Mabon selling to £1,100 per head.