Border Livestock Exchange, week ending December 6

Border Livestock Exchange to week ending December 6 sold 109 Prime Cattle including 45 Cows; 191 Store Cattle; 2,014 Prime Lambs; 1,140 StoreLambs; 262 Cull Ewes and 4 Mature Bulls.

Top prices in the Prime Cattle section went to Easington Grange, Belford for a Home Bred Charolais Cross Steer at £1,786. Charolais Cross Heifers from the same farm sold to £1,524.

Hereford Cross Steers from Tughall Grange, Chathill sold to £1,699. Cast Cows to £1,190 for Limousin Crosses from Harehope Farm, Wooler and to £1,182 for Luings from Ewart Farm, Wooler.

Lambs showed good signs of improving as numbers tighten with demand firm particularly for lighter weights.

Top price:- 400p per kg from Venchen Farm, Yetholm and Hardens, Duns.

Top per head for export weights was £85.05 from Hollybush Galashiels and £84.00 from Primside Farm, Yetholm.

The company had one of their busiest weeks for the time of year, with Store Sheep and Cattle. Store Lambs sold in large numbers with trade the dearest so far this year.