Livestock prices, w/e March 16


March 15

NORTH East Livestock Sales sold 81 prime cattle and 2086 sheep comprising 1408 hoggs and 678 cast ewes.

Hoggs- Much dearer SQQ- 220p. Sale overall average of £95.

Suffolk- 115, 103 Rugley 108 Middlemoor 105 West Road. Texel- 113 920 Low Hall 110 Earsdon East 106 Doxford 105, 102 Windyside. HB- 107 (Two) Doxford 105, 102.50 Windyside. HB- 107 (Two) Doxford 107, 106.50 Berryhill. Beltex- 106 Newton 105.50, 103, 102.50 Newton 102.50 Loan End. Lynn- 103.50 101 Norwood. Chev- 104.50 Newton 101 Park Farm. Mule- 97 Howick Scar.

Charolais- 104.50 Norwoods, Ulgham 102.50 Middlemoor (Longhirst). Beltex- 256p 235p Loanend 245p Woodwell 242p Park Farm 241p Newton 237p 234p Low Espley. Texel- 239p 230p Grange Farm 234p 230p Angerton 234p Broom Hill 229p 228p Woodwell. Cheviot- 233p Mount Pleasant 230p Broom Hill. Suffolk-227p Stamford, Craigs House 226p Loan End, Elilaw.

Cast Ewes- Very, very dear. Overall £104.80.

Suffolk- 165, 148 Herds House 160 Newton 148 Haswell 146 Rugley. Texel- 160 Rugley, 152, 146, 139 Newton 140 Moor House 138 Lane End 137, 134 (Two) Haswell. HB- 140, 132 Elilaw 136 Newton 135 Doxford 130 Gallow Hill, 140 Houndalee 135 Birchwood 130 Lane Head. Mule- 118, 117 Lane Head 110, 108 Redsteads 107 Birchwood 106 Well Hill 105 Mount Pleasant. Cheviot- 116 Haswell. BF- 84, 76 North Middleton. Swale- 82, 77 Flexigraze. Texel-Rams- 160 Birchwood 149, 140 Well Hill.

Beltex Rams- 146, 140 Birchwood.

Cattle- Very similar.

Lim Hfrs- 231.5p Boulmer 218.5p Low Hall 216.5p (Two) Annsteads 215.5p Elyhaugh. Bel Hfrs- 223.5p Warton. Lim Strs- 212.5p 205.5p Causey Park 209.5p Eslington. Sim Strs- 206.5p Chibburn, Stamford 205.5p East Coldside. Sim Strs- 1627 Low Hall. Lim Hfrs- 1451 Low Hall 1444 Warton. Sim Cows- 1136, 1115 (144.5p 141.5p) Stamford 1045 (137.5p) Chibburn. Angus Cow- 1000 (139.5p) East Highridge.


w/e March 16

BORDER Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, March 16, sold 132 Prime Cattle including 56 Cows; 578 Prime Lambs including 124 Ewes and 167 Store Cattle.

Record prices were set again this week as the supply of Prime Cattle tighten.

Aberdeen Angus Cross Bullocks from West Kyloe, Berwick upon Tweed sold to 360p per kg (£1,683) and Upper Samieston, Jedburgh Aberdeen Angus Cross Heifers to 360p per kg (£1,413).

Continental Cross Bullocks to 360p per kg South Farm, Haddington.

Continental Cross Heifers sold to 355p per kg Fenwick Steads, Beal. Cairndinnis, Haddington and Sharplaw, Hownam at 360p per kg.

Charolais Cross Bullocks from Newham Hall, Chathill sold to 350p per kg (£1,335).

Cast Cows and Bulls continue to rise in price with Pure Limousin Cows from Bowsden Moor, Berwick upon Tweed selling to 340p per kg (£1,768) Belgian Blue Cows also from Bowsden Moor sold to 330p per kg.

Belgian Blue Young Bulls from the same farm sold to 350p per kg.

Dairy bred Bullocks from Middle Moor, Alnwick sold to 340p per kg (£1,083).

Store Cattle continue to sell well with quality yearlings still in strong demand.

Simmental Cross Bullocks to 250p per kg live weight on farm with no haulage to pay for the vender.


March 14

AT their weekly Primestock Sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 591 Hoggs and 73 Ewes.

Hoggs an end of season show but all classes showing a rise on the week. Quality types again easy to sell.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex:- £119, £103.50p South Ditchburn, £100.50p Whitedamhead, £99.50p South Charlton and Castlelaw, £96 Fawdon Farms. Suff.x:- £103.50p Castlelaw, £101.50p Brandon, £96.50p Fawdon Farms. Bel:- £95 Shotton. Chev:- £90 Shotton. Char:- £91 Lamberton.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel:- 221.4p Ladykirk, 220.9p Shotton, 205.7p Ladykirk. Tex:- 219.5p Crookham Dairy, 216.7p, 216.3p Amerside Law, 213.1p Lamberton, 211.8p Kettleburn, 209.1p Shotton, 208.1p East Haugh Farm, 205.6p Whitedamhead.

Chev:- 213.1p Lamberton, 211p, 209.3p Shotton. Suff.x:- 208p Lamberton, 202.3p South Lyham. C.M:- 204.9p South Charlton.

Ewes a small show, larger numbers needed.

Leading Prices:- Suff:- £123 Kettleburn, £106 South Lyham. Tex:- £119.50 Redden, £119 Whitedamhead, £108 South Lyham.

Mule:- £99 Castlelaw, £98 South Lyham. Chev:- £92.50 Branton Eastside and South Charlton. BF:- £80 Cold Martin. Rams:- Tex:- £128, £113 South Ditchburn. BL:- £122.50p Branton Eastside. BF:- £99 Fawdon Farms.