North East Auction Marts: February 20 & 24

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers` Mart had forward 30 prime cattle, 24 OTM cattle, 4 young bulls, 5,083 cast ewes & rams and 4,609 prime hoggs

Cows in a field
Cows in a field

ST BOSWELLS

February 24

John Swan Ltd sold 79 clean cattle, 43 OTM cattle, 1732 old season lambs and 898 ewes

Bullocks (33) averaged 220p per kg and sold to 240p (+3p on week)

Heifers (43) averaged 214p per kg and sold to 257p (n/c on week); 3 young bulls averaged 123.7p per kg and sold to 130p (n/c on week); 43 beef type OTM cattle averaged 127.6p per kg and sold to 197p (-3p on the week); old season SQQ lambs averaged 199.6 per kg (-4p on week) and sold to £107.

Ewes averaged £63.78 and sold to £109 Heavy ewes £81.92, light ewes £56.34.,

LONGTOWN

February 20

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers` Mart had forward 30 prime cattle, 24 OTM cattle, 4 young bulls, 5,083 cast ewes & rams and 4,609 prime hoggs.

Prime steers to 182.5p for Charolais from Sceughdyke. Prime heifers to 233.5p for Limousin from Dashwellgreen. Young bulls to 185.5p for Simmental from Gillalees and Limousin from Becton Hall.

OTMs to 168.5p for Charolais from Moss Side. Prime hoggs to £117 per head for Texels from Sharplaw and to 278p per kilo for Beltex Westerly. Heavy ewes to £138 for Texels from Sibmister. Light ewes to £73 for Lleyn from Arbrack. Rams to £132 for Texels from Hallburn.

Steers: light to 181.5p (176.4p); medium to 179.5p (179.5p); heavy to 182.5p (182.5p).

Heifers: light to 233.5p (186.7p); medium to 222.5p (189.7p); heavy to 213.5p (187.1p).

Young bulls 185.5p (174.2p).

Hoggs: light to 260.0p (194.9p); standard to 278.0p (202.2p); medium to 261.0p (199.9p); heavy to 221.0p (180.6p). Ewes: light to £73.00 (£47.09); heavy to £138.00 (£74.86).

Cast Rams £132.00 (£76.86).

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