Livestock prices, week ending January 20


January 19

NORTH East Livestock Sales sold 75 prime cattle including 27 cows, 2231 sheep comprising 1538 hoggs and 693 cast ewes.

Less numbers of stock forward but all animals a similar trade on the week.

Cattle- Quality a touch sharper.

Lim Hfrs- 224.5p 206.5p 203.5p Chibburn 217.5p West Hall. Bel Hfrs- 215.5p Nesbit. Sim Strs- 198.5p 197.5p Fenham Hill. Bel Hfrs- 1380, 1350, 1317 Nesbit. Sim Bulls- 1420 West Hall.

Cows- Limousin- 1203 (141.5p) Edlingham Demesne 1172 (165.5p) Howick Seahouses 1151 (149.5p) Widdrington. Devon- 1184 Shipley Hill. Angus x- 1164 (153.5p) Embleton Mill 1003 (147.5p) Paxton Dene.

Hoggs- Quality and flesh in shorter supply but a similar average of £86.80 (195p).

Texel- 105 Thrunton Red House 99, 98.50,98 Matfen Home Farm 98, 97 Start Up. Chevx- 104, 101, 100.50 East Ditchburn 95.50 Ferneybeds. Beltex- 99.50 Ferneybeds. Beltex 99.50, 97.50, 96 Low Espley 98.50. 96 Matfen 96.50 Park Farm. Suffolk- 97.50 Causey Park 97 (two) 96 East Ditchburn 97 Berryhill. Charolais- 97 East Coldside, Wingates Wholme. Beltex- 244p 226p Low Espley 230p Hall Farm. Texel- 229p Long Lea 228p MCP 219p Wingates Moor, 218p Matfen. Cheviot 221p Bowershield, Routin Lynn. Charolais- 217p 214p Middle Coldcoats 217p East Newham 216p Colliery Farm 214p Tritlington. Suffolk- 214p Park Farm, Grange Farm 211p Routin Lynn.

Cast Ewes- Fat similar, lean a bit dearer. Overall average £91.50.

Texel- 133, 123 Thrunton 126 Alnham 120, 117 Craster 120, 117 North Trewick 116 Thrunton Red House. Suffolk- 134 Thrunton 123 Thrunton Red House 118 Rugley 116 Yetlington. HB- 111 Brandon. Leic- 118 Low Espley. Charolais- 114 Milbourne Town. Mule- 89, 87 Bank Top 87, 86 Alnham, Milbourne 86 Prior Hall, North Trewick, Craster, Swinhoe. BF- 80 Redsteads 79 Leadgate 77 Alnham. Tex Rams- 120 Burradon Windyside.


January 18

AT their weekly Primestock sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 773 Hoggs and 278 Ewes.

Hoggs:- Overall Average 42.9kg at 193.9p - 38-42kg - 201.1p

The Hogg trade in need of a boost, all classes cleared but at a price.

Leading Prices Per Head:- Suff.x:- £104.50 Holy Island, £102 West Longridge, £99 Kettleburn, £98.50 Holy Island, £97 West Longridge, £96.50 Alnham and South Lyham, £95.50 Roddam Estates. Tex.x:- £102.50 Greenhead, Reston, £99.50 West Longridge, £98 Alnham, £95.50 Kettleburn, £94 Branton Eastside. Chev:- £86 Branton Eastside. HB:- £84.50 Branton Eastside. Mule:- £82 Branton Eastside. BF:- £75 Alnham.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 214.1p Biddlestone Home Farm, 213.2p Old Cambus, 212.8p Hoppen Hall, 211.3p Roddam Estates, 210.8p Yetlington Lane, 209.8p Newton Villa, 208.8p Roddam Estates, 207.3p Old Cambus, 205p Roddam Estates, 204.9p Ladykirk, 204.8p Yetlington Lane, 203.5p Roddam Estates, 203.4p Mindrum Farming Co. Suff.x:- 210p Old Cambus, 207.5p Old Cambus, 205.8p Newton Villa, 202.6p Howtel, 202.4p Old Cambus and Ladykirk, 201.2p Mindrum Farming Co. Chev:- 202.5p Biddlestone Home Farm, 200p Newton Villa. Mule:- 197.4p Howtel.

Ewes easily cleared with trade remaining very firm.

Leading Prices:- Suff:- £140 Howtel, £135 Great Ryle. Suff.x:- £128 Holy Island, £126 Great Ryle, £125, £123, £120 South Bellshill, £115.50 Kettleburn, £111 West Longridge and Holy Island, £110 Great Ryle and Meadow Rig. Tex.x:- £129 Holy Island, £123 Meadow Rig and South Bellshill, £117, £113 South Lyham. Bel:- £121 Meadow Rig, £108 West Moneylaws. BFL:- £119 Branton Eastside, £115.50 Alwinton. BL:- £110 Branton Eastside. HB:- £105.50, £102.50 Brandon, £101 West Moneylaws. CM:- £98 West Ord. Mule:- £97.80 South Bellshill, £95 Holy Island, £93.50 Ross Farm, £93 Branton Eastside. Chev:- £96.50 Kettleburn. BF:- £77 Branton Eastside, £75 Clennell, £74.50 Alnham. Swale:- £68 Sourhope.

Rams:- Suff:- £129 Great Ryle. Tex:- £128 Holy Island. Chev:- £125 Branton Eastside.


w/e January 20

BORDER Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, January 20, sold 131 Prime Cattle including 61 Cast Cows and Bulls. 1,049 Prime Lambs including 104 Cast Ewes, 91 Store Cattle and 604 Store Lambs. Organic Lambs sell to £5.00 per kg.

Prime Cattle showed signs of firming as numbers available tighten and stores hit record levels. Aberdeen Angus Cross Bullocks from Cairndinnis, Haddington and Whitmuirhaugh, Kelso sold to 353p per kg and £1,348 per head. Belgian Blue Young Bulls from Sharplaw Farms, Hownam, Kelso sold to 335p per kg and £1,496 per head. While OTM Heifers from Bowsden Moor, Berwick upon Tweed reached 330p per kg. All other classes of OTM Cattle sold exceptionally well with Limousin Crosses from Whitmuirhaugh selling to £1,348. Simmental and Stabiliser Crosses sold to £1,175 from Easington Grange, Belford. Quality Dairy Bred Young Bulls from Middle Moor, Alnwick to 330p per kg and £978 per head for 25. Dairy Veal Calves to 300p per kg flat rate Baldersbury Hill, Berwick upon Tweed. Good competition and more required.

Lambs continue to sell well with Organic types still making the top prices. Texel Crosses from Tullochallum, Keith to £102.90 and £5.00 per kg. Export weights from Embleton Steads, Alnwick sold to 460p per kg and £96.60. Hollybush, Galashiels also sold Texel Cross to 455p per kg. Suffolk Crosses from Redpath Farm, Duns to 450p per kg £94.50. Romney Crosses to 450p per kg from Humbleton, Wooler.

Store Cattle are extremely dear and easy to sell. Record prices for on Farm sales were achieved with a batch of Blonde Heifers from Cairndinnis, Haddington selling to £1,150. In the Store Lamb section it was much the same when a group of 350 Suffolk and Texel Crosses sold to £77 from Hurworth Co, Durham. Simmental in calf Heifers sold to £1,650.