Livestock prices, week ending February 3


February 2

NORTH East Livestock Sales sold 79 prime cattle and 2637 sheep comprising 1,939 hoggs and 698 cast ewes.

Cattle- All classes nicely sold.

Bel hfrs- 213.5p 201.5p Annstead. Lim Hfrs- 207.5p 204.5p Stamford 205.5p Chibburn. Lim Strs- 208.5p 204.5p Stamford 202.5p Eslington. Bel Strs- 202.5p Causey Park. Char Strs- 1511 North Rennington. Lim Strs- 1507 Eslington 1446 Nesbit 1409 Warton. Bel Hfrs- 1392 Southfield. Bel Cow- 1190 (130.5p) Preston Mains. Lim Cows- 1143,1058 (141.5p 138.5p) Lane End. Angus Cows- 1031 (137.5p) Lane End 1083 Garret Lea. Aged Bull 1393 (138.5p) Oakdene.

Hoggs- Texel- 112 (2) 110 (2) 109, 104, 102 Low Burradon 108 Make Me Rich 101 Dykehead, Wauchope. Beltex- 110, 107, 105, 012 Matfen Home Farm 105.50 Park Farm. HBx- 108 Warton 105 Newham Hall. Suffolk- 107 Thrunton 106 Howick Estate 103 Riplington. Charolais- 102 South Bradford 101 Wingates Wholme. Chev/Mule- 101, 100 West Bolton. Beltex- 238p 233p 228p Burton Lazars 234p Colliery Farm 230p Pasture House 224p 222p Oakdene. Texel- 223p Duncraig, Newham Hagg, Park Farm 222p Garden Cottage 221p Thrunton. Char- 221p Burton Lazars 220p South Carter Moor, Broome Hill. Suffolk- 220p Hall Farm 215p Low Hall.

Cast Ewes- Another great trade to average £97.50 overall.

Texel Rams- 141 Chibburn 140 East Trewick 138 North Rennington. Leic Rams- 131 Garret Lea 128 West Bolton. Suffolk Ewes- 140 Nesbit 131 East Trewick 129 Paxton Dene 127 Southfield. Texel- 124 Low Town 123 Stamford 121 (2) Newton Red House 120 West Grange. BF- 88, 83 Homilton 84 Birtley Shields 82 Watch Currock. HB- 127 Nesbit 122 Widdrington 121 White House Folly. Char- 124 East Coldside, Burnhouses. Mules- 94 Unthank 93 Bank Top, Brotherwick, Brinkburn 92 Chibburn 90 Homilton, Watch Currock, Fell Lane.


w/e February 3

BORDER Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, February 3, sold 128 Prime Cattle including 61 Cast Cows and Bulls. 1,141 Prime Lambs including 189 Cast Ewes and 106 Store and Breeding Cattle.

Cresswell Farms, Belford topped the Prime Cattle section selling to 370p per kg for Organic Home Bred Hereford Cross Steers and Heifers. Continental Cross Steers sold to 353p per kg twice from both Butchercote, St Boswells and Lochside Farm, Yetholm. Limousin Cross Heifers from Goswick Farm, Beal, Berwick upon Tweed sold to 340p per kg. Dairy Cattle; Veal Calves to 300p per kg flat rate. Young Bulls from Haughhead, Wooler and Middle Moor, Alnwick to 325p per kg. Best quality Dairy Cast Cows to 270p per kg (£1,104) Lemington, Cockburnspath with Heifers to 310p per kg from the same Dairy Farm. Other Cow prices:- Suckler Bred to 285p per kg Upper Samieston, Jedburgh and Bowsden Moor, Berwick upon Tweed.

Prime Lambs firmed as demand increased and numbers tighten. Top prices:- Organics to 490p per kg Tullochallum, Keith and 470p per kg Upper Chatto, Hownam, Kelso. 450p per kg North Doddington, Wooler; Carlopshill, West Linton and Hallrule, Bonchester Bridge, Hawick.

Store Cattle continue to firm with records being broken for on farm sales every week. Top prices:- Charolais Cross Steers 18 months old to £1,100 for 20. Limousin Cross Heifers to 230p per kg. Aberdeen Angus Bulls to £5,000.


February 1

AT their weekly primestock sale, John Swan Limited had forward and sold 599 hoggs and 335 ewes.

Hoggs a plain heavyweight show, with very few in spec types on offer.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Char:- £107 Lorbottle. Suff.x:- £106.50 Castlelaw, £106 Kinross, Bamburgh, £103.50 South Lyham, £101.50 Kettleburn, £98.50 South Lyham, £98 Chesterhill, £96.50 Brandon White House. Tex.x:- £105.50 Shipley Smallburn, £97.50 West Longridge, £96 Bolton Wing, £95 Shotton, £94, £93 Chesterhill. Bel:- £92 Ladykirk. Chev:- £103.50 Kettleburn. Mule:- £90 West Longridge.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 213.8p, 211.1p Yetlington Lane, 211.3p Ladykirk, 205p South Charlton, 204.8p Pallinsburn, 203.6p Shipley Smallburn, 202.3p Ladykirk. Bel:- 204.4p Ladykirk. Suff.x:- 202.5p Prendwick.

Ewes forward in larger numbers and all classes meeting fantastic late rates.

Leading Prices:- Suff:- £130 East Haugh Farm. Tex.x:- £123.50 South Falaknowe, £119, £116 Pasture Hill, £116 High Learchild, £115 Pallinsburn, £114, £112 Mordington, £111 Bolton Wing and The Newton. CM:- £111 South Charlton (M Hall) £110.50 South Charlton. Suff.x:- £109.50 Doune Brae, £108 Burradon Mains. Zwa:- £108 Marshall Meadows, £106 East Haugh Farm. Mule:- £95 South Lyham, £94 Pasture Hill, £93 Alwinton and Kettleburn, £92.50 South Charlton and Chesterhill, £92 Reavley Greens and West Longridge. Chev:- £91.50 South Charlton. BF:- £78.50 Reavley Greens.

Rams:- Tex.x:- £125 Burradon Mains. Suff:- £116 South Falaknowe. Leic:- £106 Alwinton. BF:- £90.50 Alwinton.