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January 25

Weekly Primestock Sale Sold 82 clean cattle, 115 beef cows, 1,974 hoggs and 647 ewes. Bullocks averaged 200.6p per kg and sold to 244p. Heifers averaged 212.1p per kg.

115 beef type cows averaged 122.9p per kg and sold to 169p (+3.9p on the week).

1,974 hoggs averaged 177p per kg (+0.5p on the week) £77.80 per head and sold to £104, top price 215p per kg for Beltex.

647 ewes averaged £65.25, and sold to £120 for pure Texel.

Heavy ewes averaged £69.39, Light ewes sold to £70 for Cheviot and averaged £49.93.

Principal Prices per Head: Bee Edge £1454.40, £1411.28, £1398.40 and £1368, Upper Nisbet £1352.16, Bee Edge £1346.40.

Principal Prices per kg: Pathhead 2.44 M/s John Gilmour & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 2.40 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Dunslaw 2.32 M/s John Gilmour & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 2.36 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Pathhead 2.34 M/s John Gilmour & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 2.30 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Nisbet 2.29 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 2.28 Shaws of Lauder, Greenknowe 2.28 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Wanton Walls 2.27 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Saltoun Home Farm 2.27 Robert Pringle & Sons, Nisbet 2.27 M/s J Gilmour & Co, Redden 2.27 John Saunderson Ltd.

Cows per head: Mosstower £1649.44, Easter Deans £1234.20, Mosstower £1200 and £1185.30, Rumbleton £1176, Wester Middleton £1155.52.

Cows per kg: Mosstower 1.69, Corsbie and Heavyside 1.59, Wester Middleton and Laidlawsteel 1.57, Hermiston and Wester Middleton 1.55, Firth Farm 1.51, Branton Eastside 1.50.

Hoggs – More on show with returns showing a slight increase on the week. Flesh and weight still required.

Hoggs per head: Suffolk £104 and £89 Bonjedward Mill, £88.50 Traprain, £88 Bedrule, £87 Cortleferry, £86 Broom, £85 Bonjedward Mill and St Dunstan, Texel £94 Upper Bolton, £92 Rawburn, £90 Lower Ashtrees, £89 Legars, £88.50 (2) Traprain, £88 Traprain and Spottiswoode, £87 Threeburnford and Wanton Walls, £86 Symington Mains, Threeburnford, Threeburnford and Ashley Park, Cheviot £86 Blegbie, £84.50 Shaws, £81 Blegbie, £79.50 Shaws, Berrichon £87 Springwood, Hill Cheviot £81.50 East Buccleuch, £77.50 and £77 Traprain, Mule £79 Burncastle, £77 Kedzlie and Hartside, £76 Burncastle, Cheviot Mule £78.50 Blegbie, £78 and £76 Lylestane, Blackface £77 Hartside, £75 Holylee, £73 Yett, Wester Ulston Sheep £76.50, £74.50 Lylestane Hoggs per kg: Texel 215, 209.8 Threeburnford, 200 Upper Samieston, 197.5 Currie Inn and Traprain, 196.4 Upper Bolton and Lylestane, 196.3 Upper Samieston, 195.3 Wanton Walls and Lower Ashtrees, 195.2 Colmslie, Beltex 198.7, Lylestane 196, Cheviot 198.5 Shaws, 187.5 Wester Ulston Sheep, 180.7 Shaws, 180.5 Upper Samieston, 180 Blegbie and Shaws, Suffolk cross 192.9 Broom, 188.9 Wester Ulston Sheep, 188.8 and 188.2 Currie Inn, 187.7 Colmslie, 184.1 Inchkeith, 182.5 Bonjedward Mill, Mule 183.8 Traprain, 183.3 Shaws, 182.4 and 177 Traprain, Cheviot Mule 182.9 Wester Ulston Sheep, Berrichon 174 Springwood, Blackface 161.2 Threeburnford.

Ewes: Similar number forward with returns similar on the week. All classes saught after.

Texel £120 Roxburgh Mains, £110 Upper Bolton, £91 Thirlestane, £90 Butterdean, £82 Thirlestane, £81 Butterdean, £80 Cortleferry, Eildon and Upper Bolton. Suffolk cross £100 Upper Bolton, £87 Rumbletonrig, £85 Mossilee and Upper Bolton, £83 Rumbletonrig, £81 Butterdean, £80 Cortleferry and Venchen, Zwartble £80 and £77 Eildon Mains, Berrichon £75 Springwood, Cheviot Mule £71 Rumbletonrig, £65 Upper Bolton, Halfbred £71 Gledswood, Cheviot £70 Rawburn, £61 Shaws, Mule £70 Gledswood, £65 Whitlaw, £64 Butterdean and Thirlestane, £63 Whitlaw, Inchkeith, Howahill, Lleyn £67 Legerwood, Blackface £55 Douglasdale, £53 Howahill and Cortleferry, £52 Holylee.