Border Livestock Exchange, w/e March 27

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Border Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, March 27, sold 197 prime cattle, 461 cast cows, 1,091 prime hoggs, 394 cast ewes, 630 store hoggs, 240 ewes with lambs and 510 store and breeding cattle.

Prime cattle were slightly easier on the week with Aberdeen Angus Cross from South Farm, Matfen, selling to 380p per kilo to Well Hung & Tender, Berwick upon Tweed. Continental Cross Steers from Hill Top East sold to average £1,617 for 18 months old. Cast Cows were similar with more forward selling to 260p and £1,089 for dairy kinds.

Store hoggs sold well for the time of year selling to £70 for Texel and Suffolk Cross. Ewes with lambs at foot sold to £65 per life for 4/5 crop Suffolk cross ewes with twin lambs at foot (£195 per outfit).

Store numbers sold again broke all previous records when over 500 changed hands during one week. Breeding cattle were also keenly sought after for the best quality sorts.