Livestock prices, w/e August 23


August 22

North East Livestock Sales sold 43 prime cattle & cast cows. 4.072 sheep, comprising another big entry of 3,256 lambs & 816 cast ewes & rams.

Lambs- All fleshy and heavy lambs easy to sell but light and leaner kinds entering the system harder to cash. SQQ average 186p/kg. Heavies 180p/kg.

Texels- 100.50 South Bellshill, 99, 95, 94.50 Corneyside, 98 St Margarets, 97.50 Yetlington, 97, 92.50 Howick Scar, 95 Lilburn Estates, 92.50 South Carter Moor, 90 East Trewick, 90 Make Me Rich. Blue D’Maine- 93.50, 90.50 (2), 90 New Shoreston. Beltex- 92 Glanton, 91 Annsteads, 90 South Acton, 90 Trewhitt Steads. Suffolk- 92.50 West Lane End, 90 Lilburn Estates, 90 East Trewick. Half Bred- 90 East Ditchburn. Mules- 84.50, 83 Lilburn Estates

Leading Prices/Kg: Beltex- 222p Lilburn Estates, 218p Preston Mains, 215p, 205p Glanton, 215p, 205p Annsteads, 213p Herds House, 213p, 205p, 203p Trewhitt Steads, 207p (2) Stanton Townhead, 203p (2) Low Espley. Texel- 211p East Newham, 208p Wooden, 208p, 205p Percy Farms, 207p Corneyside, 206p Howick Scar, 205p Annsteads, 205p, 204p St Margarets, 205p Linhope Farming, 205p Preston Mains, 204p Glanton, 203p Herds House, 203p (2) High Trewhitt. Blue D’Maine- 210p Alcan Farms, 209p New Shoreston.

Ewes- A Similar trade to last week to average £60.

Texel Rams- 129 Gallow Hill, 125 Routin Lynn, 107 South Side. Texel Ewes- 105 Alnham, 97 Preston Mains, 93 Homilton, 93 Highwood. Suffolk- 91 Chester Hill, 91 Lowsteads, 91, 88 Edlingham Demesne. Beltex- 91 (2) Annsteads, 90 Stonecroft. Charolais- 89 South Carter Moor, 89 Preston Mains, 87 Whittle (Mavin), 87 High Trewhitt. Mules- 71 Pasture Hill, 69 Swinhoe, 63 Preston Mains. Blackface- 51 Homilton, 47 Lilburn Estates, 43 Houndalee.

Cattle- A plainer show sold to a similar trade.

Lim Hfrs- 238.5p, 221.5p Herds House, 226.5p South Bellshill, 220.5p Blagdon Burn. Lim Steers- 233.5p South Bellshill, 224.5p Blagdon Burn. Lim Bulls- 208.5p, 207.5p Herds House.

Top Prices- Lim Steers- 1517 Blagdon Burn. Simmental Steers- 1477, 1462 Eslington, 1430 (2) South Bellshill. Lim Hfrs- 1377 South Bellshill, 1376 Blagdon Burn. Friesian X Cow- 944 (124.5p) East Thirston. Friesian Cow- 818 (122.5p) Hauxley.


w/e August 23

Border Livestock Exchange to week ending Friday, August 23, sold 86 prime cattle including 26 cows, 1,894 prime lambs, 341 ewes and 2,104 store lambs.

Top prices went to Cresswell Farms, Newlands, Belford, for a wonderful consignment of organic Hereford x steers and heifers which sold to 535p per kilo and £1,973 per head.

Young bulls from Bowsden Moor, Berwick, sold to £2,073 per head for 14-month-old Limousins. Pure bred Belgian Blue cows from Sharplaw Farms, Hownman, Kelso, sold to 420p per kilo for E grades.

Lamb trade remains steady with the majority of lambs averaging in the mid £80s. Texel x sold to 416p per kilo and £87.36 per head from Bluecairn, Galashiels. Suffolk x to 420p, Meatlinc to 415p and Mules to 400p.

Store and breeding sheep are being sold in large numbers with retained buyers prepared to pay a premium for regular consignments. Mule gimmers to £145 and £135. Store lambs pay similar to last year with more being sold earlier this season.


August 21

At their weekly Primestock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1,657 lambs and 347 ewes

Trade holding up well with an increase in numbers on the week. Again all buyers present supplying new outlets, resulting in a local leading SQQ.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex.x:- £90 Ford Dairy, Wandon, £87.50p East Fleetham (2), £87 South Bellshill, £86 Wandon, Springhill, Seahouses, £85 Low Middleton Livestock, Wandon, £83 Pallinsburn, South Lyham & Ford Dairy. Bel:- £90, £80, £78 Ladykirk. Suf:- £86 Lilburn Estates Roseden (2), Sfx:- £80 Hillcrest Livestock, Castlelaw, Lilburn Estates, Barmoor Red House & Branton Eastside. Ven:- £78.50p (2), £77, £75.50p South Lyham. Mule:- £84 Lilburn Estates, £80 Branton Eastside, £76 Lilburn Estates. Cha:- £82 Wandon. Oxf:- £74.50p East Fleetham. Chv:- £84, £76 Humbleheugh.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 213p Village Farm, Seahouses, 198.9p East Fleetham, 197.7p, 195.5p, 195.1p, Wandon, 195p Black Heddon, Henlaw, West Longridge, 194.4p East Fleetham, 193.8p Fowberry Moor, 193p, 192.9p Pallinsburn, 191.3p South Charlton, 190.5p Lilburn Estates, South Bellshill, 190p Mordington. Sfx:- 190.2p Cresswell Farms, 188.1p Brockley Hall, 187.5p Cockhall, Lilburn Estates, 186.6p Great Ryle.

Ven:- 184.2p, 183.3p, 182.9p South Lyham. Mule:- 181p Lilburn Estates. Bel:- 200p, 194.3p, 192.1p, 190.5p Ladykirk. Char:- 182.2p Wandon.

Mixed show of ewes with a lot more flesh on offer.

Leading Prices – Ewes:- Tex.x:- £111 Ford Dairy, £87 Lilburn Estates, Cresswell Farms, Hillcrest Livestock, Berryhill, £85 West Longridge. Sfx:- £85 Branton East Side, £83 Marigold Farming Co, £81 Berryhill. Mule:- £77 Branton Eastside, £73 Kettleburn, £67 West Longridge, £65 Creswell Farms, Castlelaw and Berryhill.

BF:- £63 Lilburn Estates, £59 Fawdon Farms, £47 Lilburn Estates. BF Hoggs:- £47, £45 Blackmountain Farms. Chv:- £65 Linbrig, £59 Fawdon. HB:- £73 Marigold Farming Co. Rye:- £63 Hillcrest Livestock. CM:- £77 Hillcrest Livestock.

Private Sales:

Conventional D/W Lambs sold to 400 ppk

Organic D/W Lambs sold to 435 ppk

D/W YB sold to 400ppk

Texel Gimmers sold at £140