Livestock prices, week ending January 6


January 5

NORTH East Livestock Sales sold 77 prime cattle including 25 cows and 3198 sheep comprising 2205 hoggs and 993 cast ewes.

Hoggets- With 13 buyers operating, all classes sold well. Overall £90.20 (202p).

Texel 108, 103.50 Dykehead 108 South Carter Moor 107.50 104 Newlands Haugh 107, 106.50 Thrunton 105.50 Short Moor. Beltex- 106, 103.50 103 Glanton 105 East Ditchburn 104.50 Preston Mains. Charolais- 107.50 Burnhouses 106 Wingates Wholme 104 East Coldside. Suffolk- 109.50 106.50 104.50 Newlands Haugh 104 Berryhill 101 Pasture House, South Bellshill. Cheviot- 104.50 East Ditchburn. Beltex- 244p 238p 232p Glanton 244p 228p East Newham 241p Preston Mains. Texel- 238p Duddo Hill 232p Follions 227p Glanton 225p Dykehead, Watch Currock.

Charolais- 228p Thrunton 226p Snitter, South carter Moor, Stamford. Suffolk- 224p Duddo Hill 223p Boulmer 221p MCP. Cheviot- 223p Routin Lynn 221p Ferneybeds.

Cast Ewes- Another great trade despite not reaching last weeks extreme rates.

Texels- 138 Edlingham Demesne 130 East Trewick 129 (two) Cornhills, Annstead. Suffolk- 132 Low Stead 128 East Trewick, Donkin Rigg 127 Thrunton 126 Edlingham Demesne 125, 124 Newlands Haugh. HB- 123, 120 Chevington Moor 121 Linkshead. Charolais- 125 Park Farm, West Edington 124 East Coldside 120 High Eshells. Beltex- 123, 122 Short Moor 120 Chevington Moor. Mules- 103 Watch Currock 100 High Eshells 99 East Newham 98 Bank Top 96 High Eshells. BF- 75, 70 Hopestead, 75 Linkshead 72 Broomhall. Texel Rams- 158 Edlingham Demesne 139 Newton Red House 138 Coatyards.

Cattle- More flesh on show a touch sharper.

Lim Hfrs- 212.5p 203.5p 200.5p High Highlaws 207.5p Stamford. Sim Hfrs- 201.5p 200.5p Chibburn. Blonde Strs- 196.5p Widdrington 193.5p 192.5p Stamford. Lim Bulls- 197.5p Chevington Moor. Steers- 147.5p Stamford. Heifers- 1296 Chibburn. Bulls- 1418 Chevington Moor.

Cows- A fleshy show again very well sold to average £935 (134p).

Limousin 1239, 1065 (172.5p 136.5p) Howick Seahouses 1199, 1075 (146.5p 142.5p) Lane End. Bel Blue 1138 (148.5p) Bellion, 1084 (144.5p) Warton. Shorthorn- 1079 (141.5p) Gt Tosson. Angus- 1024 (158.5p) Linden Hill Head. Aged Bull 1317 (135.5p) High Highlaws.


w/e January 6

BORDER Livestock Exchange Ltd to week ending Friday, January 6, sold 127 Prime Cattle including 48 Cast Cows and Bulls; 2,097 Prime Lambs and 129 Ewes.

The year got off to a good start with Prime Cattle selling to 360p per kg for Aberdeen Angus Heifers from Bonjedward Mill, Jedburgh to Well Hung & Tender, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Continental steers sold to 345p per kg and £1,458 West Kyloe, Beal (11 averaging £1,242); Limousins 344p and £1,434 (6 averaging £1,247) Shipley, Alnwick. Cows were short of requirements and consequently dear with Simmentals and Belgian Blues to 285p and £1,313 and £1,178 Quixwood, Duns; 275p Outerston, Gorebridge and 270p Tughall Grange, Seahouses and Fawdon, Alnwick.

Lambs were again good to sell with Organics selling to 490p per kg Tullochallum, Keith. Export weight lambs to £465p and £97.50 Roddam Estates, Wooler and £94.50 The Hardens, Duns and Deanfoot, Hawick. Heavy Lambs sold to £120 per head Broadmeadows, Berwick upon Tweed.


January 4

AT their weekly Primestock sale John Swan Limited had forward and sold 703 Hoggs and 251 Ewes.

Hoggs:- Overall Average 43.8kg at 197p - 39-42kg - 211.6p

Handy weighted Hoggs again easily sold but out of spec sorts harder to sell, Averages dearer on the week.

Leading Prices Per Head:- BFL:- £99.50p Alnham, Suff.x:- £98.50p North Doddington, £96 Castlelaw, £95 Mindrum Farming Co, £93 Edrom Mains, £92 Berryhill and Pasture Hill, £91 Mindrum Farming Co and Newstead. Char:- £95 (two) East Fleetham. Tex.x:- £95 West Longridge, £94 Ladykirk and East Fleetham, £93.80 Newstead, £93 West Longridge and Pasture Hill, £92 Castlelaw, £92 Castlelaw and Edrom Mains. Bel:- £93.80 Alnham. Oxf:- £92.50 East Fleetham. Chev:- £84.50 Linbrig. Mule:- £83.50 Alnham.

Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Tex.x:- 226.3p, 220.5p The Hagg, 220.5p Yetlington Lane, 220.3p Todrig, 216.7p The Hagg, 215.4p Lorbottle, 214.3p Newstead, 213.5p The Hagg, 213.4p Kettleburn, 211.7p The Hagg, 210.3p South Falaknowe and Titlington Mount, 210p Biddlestone Home Farm, 209.5p Ladykirk, 209.3p Mindrum Farming Co. Suff.x:- 210p South Falaknowe, 209.8p Mindrum Farming Co. Chev:- 206.1p Linbrig.

Ewes a more mixed show, good types still easy to sell.

Leading Prices:- Suff.x:- £123 Thornington, £122 Edlingham Newtown, £111.50 Thornington, £110 Edlingham Newtown and Thornington, £109.50 Low Middleton, £109.50 Low Middleton, £104.50 The Fleurs. Tex.x:- £122.50 Edlingham Newtown, £106.50 The Fleurs, £105.50 Newstead. Mule:- £97 The Fleurs, £96.50 Thornington, £96 Kettleburn, £94 Barmoor Red House, £93.80 Thornington. BFL:- £106.50 Edlingham Newtown. BF:- £74 Alnham, £72.50 The Hagg.

Rams:- Suff.x:- £134 Edlingham Newtown. BFL:- £132 Edlingham Newtown.