Week ending June 8

BORDER Livestock Exchange Ltd to the week ending June 8 marketed 128 prime cattle and 1,191 prime sheep, including 50 ewes.

The beef trade stayed level for the third week. The quality of cattle on offer was more mixed. Prime Belgian Blue steers sold to 215p and £890 Blackburn Mill. Char sold to 210p and £742 Scotstounbank. Lim sold to 207p and £761 Middle Cawledge.

Prime Sim heifers sold to 212p and £651 Humbie Mill; 210p and £730 Blackburn Mill; 210p and £651 Scotstounbank. Char heifers sold to 198p and £613 Fenwick Steads. Young Char bulls sold to 200p and £774 Luggate; 197p and £624, 195p and £674 Shoreswood. Cast Lim cows sold to 170p and £602 Blackcastle, Sim sold to 165p and £613 Scotstounbank. Dairy cows sold to 135p and £509 Lowick Northfield.

More retailers are switching to New Season lamb. Butcher weight lambs command a premium as trade for all classes of lamb continued to see much needed improvements. New Season (Standard weight 15 - 21 kgs) Suff lambs sold to 270p and £56.70 Branxton Moor and Easington Grange; 265p and £55.65 Newlands, Belford; 260p and £54.60 Easington Grange; 260p Sharpitlaw and Tossen Glebe; 250p and £52.50 Eastfield of Lempitlaw. Char lambs sold to 265p and £55.65 Cornhill. Tex sold to 265p and £55.65 Hilltop East; 260p and £54.60 Bogend. New season heavy Suff lambs sold to 240p and £60.00 Branxton Moor.

Cast Blackfaced ewes sold to £40.85 Bowerhouse. Mule ewes sold to £38.80 Over Howden.


June 9

HEXHAM & Northern Marts held their Summer Collective auction sale and offered a total of 2,114 catalogued lots for sale.

Over 500 buyers gathered together from as far afield as Aberdeenshire and Lancashire to bid for all manner of items sold under the usual categories; Small tools & workshop items, Gardening equipment; Furniture & household appliances; Trees, shrubs & plants; Implements, plant & machinery; Tractors, quad bikes, 4X4's & vehicles. Once again a quality entry sold exceptionally well with many prices far exceeding vendors' expectations, grass conservation equipment selling especially well with thoughts of hay and silage making to the fore. Leading prices on the day were as follows;

£14,100 John Deere 6900 4wd tractor (1996), £8,000 New Holland BR740 Cropcutter round baler (2005),£7,500 Renault 106-54TL 4wd tractor (K Reg),£5,800 Massey-Ferguson 3095 4wd tractor (G Reg),£5,600 John Deere 578 round baler,£4,800 JCB Fastrac 1115 4wd tractor (N Reg),£3,800 Massey-Ferguson 35 2wd tractor,£3,600 Marshall 8 ton silage trailer,£3,150 McHale 991BE bale wrapper, £2,850 Kawasaki Mule ATV, £2,700 Krone Rotor rake, £2,650 JCB 3C Digger,£2,150 for Williams hunter double horsebox, £1,950 Vaderstad Rollex 620 folding rollers, £1,900 Ifor Williams 10ft livestock trailer, £1,850 16ft Livestock container on trailer,£1,800 Dowdeswell 2070 manure spreader, £1,600 for Williams 12ft livestock trailer (thrice),

£1.600 Bomag BW100AD ride on roller, £1,550 Honda Fourtrax ATV, £1,500 for Williams hunter single horsebox, £1,400 Elddis caravan, £1,300 John Deere 545 round baler (1990), £1,150 Landrover Discovery, £1,100 Landrover Discovery, £1,120 Parmitter Post Knocker, £1,050 Teagle Super-Ted swath wilter,£1,050 New Holland 377 square baler, £1,050 David Brown 25D tractor, £1,010 Unistock Cattle Crush & Kiosk,

£1,000 Deutz HD490 square baler, £1,000 Marshall 8 ton silage trailer, £1,000 Kubota garden tractor, £960 Welger RP12 round baler, £950 Chieftain fuel bowser, £920 Yamaha Kodiak 4x4 ATV, £900 Dowdeswell bale wrapper, £900 Qty box profile roof sheets (40x16ft), £880 Honda Fourtrax ATV, £860 Parmitter Post Knocker, £850 Silage trailer, £800 Qty box profile roof sheets, £800 Krone AM202Z mower, £800 ZTR 165 drum mower, £800 International 434 2wd tractor, £760 Logic flail mower, £750 Three Man shearing trailer, £750 Tipping Trailer, £750 PZ 300 haybob, £750 Hardi TY2400 trailed sprayer, £740 Fraser 6 ton silage trailer, £720 Tipping trailer, £720 Ifor Williams flat trailer, £700 Suzuki GT750 motorcycle, £700 PZ haybob, £700 Tipping trailer,

£680 for Williams drop side trailer, £660 Tipping trailer, £650 John Deere 545 round baler, £630 Lawrence Edwards bale wrapper, £620 Howard Rotorspreader, £600 PZ CM170 mower, £580 Kubota garden tractor, £560 Qty mesh panels, £550 Leyland 270 2wd tractor, £550 KRM air seeder, £550 Kuhn FC300G trailed mower, £550 Bale wrapper, £520 Marshall 70 manure spreader, £520 New Holland 376 square baler, £520 PZ 300 haybob, £520 PZ haybob, £500 KRM air seeder, £500 Highland mobile sheep dipper, £500 Hydraulic log splitter, £500 Toyota hilux 2.4d 2wd pick up (M reg),

£480 Teagle Topper, £480 Marshall 70 manure spreader, £480 Lely mounted mower,

£470 Krone KR125 round baler, £460 PZ 300 haybob, £460 PZ haybob, £450 International 474 2wd tractor, £450 Kidd Clipper 240-2c mower, £450 Opico 280 grain dryer, £450 Richardson horsebox, £440 Grays multi harrow, £440 Hardi crop sprayer, £440 Fahr KM22 mower, £440 John Deere ride on mower, £430 Twin axle car trailer, £420 ABT bale wrapper, £410 IAE turning crate, £410 IAE calf creep, £410 Bale trailer, £400 Grays multi harrow, £400 Lawrence Edwards bale wrapper, £400 Land drive lime spreader, £400 Twin axle brash trailer.


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