Border Livestock, w/e June 6

Border Livestock Exchange to week ending Friday, June 6, sold 186 prime cattle including 28 cows, 1,639 prime lambs, 215 cast ewes, 82 store cattle and 26 cows with calves at foot.

Prime Cattle were again steady with good demand for in spec steers and heifers. Over 16 month young bulls were slower to sell. Aberdeen Angus cross steers from South Farm, Newcastle on Tyne, sold to 365p per kg to Well Hung and Tender, Berwick upon Tweed.

Cast cows were short of demand selling to 270p per kg and £1,329 per head for a Charolais crosses also from South Farm.

Prime lambs continue to sell very well with top prices going to Yetholm farms of Primside, Lochside and Cherrytrees.

Texel cross to 535p per kg and £112.35 per head. Charollais crosses from Cornhill on Tweed to 520p per kg and £109.20.

Old season lambs sold to 460p per kg and £101.20 Hill Top East, Darlington.

Breeding and store cattle were short of requirements with a firm demand for all types.