North East Auction Marts: March 6

John Swan Limited sold 320 Store and Grazing Cattle Cattle again selling higher than vendors expectations

Hampshire Down sheep
Hampshire Down sheep

ST BOSWELLS

March 6

John Swan Limited sold 320 Store and Grazing Cattle Cattle again selling higher than vendors expectations.

Bullocks per head: Lim.x;- £1400(2), £1300, £1245, £1180 Top Boon, £1390, £1290(2), £1270, £1180 Flex, £1150 Woodheads. L, AA.x;- £1340, £1240, £1180, £1110 Upper Blainslie, £1190 Hyndsidehill, Saler.x;- £1320 Flex, Char.x;- £1260, £1220, £1190, £1185, £1170, £1400, £1000 Crookston, £1060, £970(2) Brothershiels, Sim.x;- £890, £885 South Common, Short.x;- £825 South Common, Stab.x £810 South Common.

Bullocks per kg: Lim.x;- 272.7, 244.7 Upper Samieston, 254.6 Top Boon, 246.2, 243.7, 242.7 Timpendean, 242.7 Woodheads.L Saler.x;- 263.8, 246 Whitmuir, Char.x;- 259.7, 252, 245.3 Brothershiels, 249.5, 241.2 Crookston, 249.3, 240.5 Shoestanes, Sim.x;- 252.9, 243.8 South Common, 231.4 Cocklawfoot, AA.x;- 250.9 Dunshiel, 248.6, 238.7 Upper Blainslie, 239.4, 237.3 Upper Samieston, Stab.x;- 241.8 South Common. Bullocks averaged 454kg - 231ppk.

Heifers per head: Lim.x;- £1350, £1050 Crookston, £1080, £980(2), £970 Woodheads. L , £970 Dawyck Est., £920, £900 Timpendean, AA;- £1170 Threeburnford, AA.x;- £1140, £1070, £990, £950 Kingside, £920 Lustruther, Char.x;- £1210, £1170, £1040, £1000 Crookston, £990, £860 Brothershiels, £875, £850 Shoestanes, Sim.x;- £835 South Common. Heifers per kg:- Char.x;- 265.2, 250 Shoestanes, 232.4 Brothershiels, Lim.x;- 247.9, 239.5, 226.7 Woodheads.L, 243.8 Brothershiels, 233.7 Dawyck Est., 226.5 Timpendean, AA.x;- 244 Dunshiel, 223.5 Kingside, Sim.x;- 238.6 South Common. Heifers averaged 389.8kg – 228.3ppk.

The firm sold 35 Ewes with Lambs at foot & 59 Feeding Hoggs. Mule singles sold to £98; Mule twins sold to £145 and Texel twins sold to £135 from Redpath East End. Feeding Hoggs;- Suff.x £73 Chapelhill. H, £69 Blackburn.L; Tex.x £73, £67 Lower Ashtrees, Chev.x;- £57 Eildonbank.

DAIRY DAY

March 5

Borderway Monthly Dairy Day had an array of excellent cows and heifers from some of the regions top milk producers attracting buyers from a large number of counties in Scotland and the North of England. A number of special consignments from W Wilson & Sons, Mayfield Farm with 30 great uddered high yielders and 35 well bred in-calf heifers from Heeemskerk Livestock Company were the days big draw.

NMR sponsored the event with £100 going to two top priced, one from L Davidson & Sons, Halmye Farm for a perfect uddered Ayrshire heifer giving 32kgs she sold for £2400. Also selling for £2400 was Cogent Twist daughter from AP Sloan & Partners, Bruntshield Farm, Lochmaben. Second top price went to a Lutz-Brookview Burt daughter from W Wilson & Sons, Mayfield Farm sold for £2300. This perfect uddered heifer was giving 38kgs and bred from 11,500kg dam.

The sale of early spring calving heifers consigned by Heemskerk Livestock Company topped at £2050 for an exceptional heifer sired by Ralma Gold Crown. A deep ribbed heifer sired by Alshorst Pleasure and in-calf to Stellando (sexed) sold for £2000. Averages: 13 Holstein Cows, £1712.30; 42 Holstein Heifers £1865.71; 4 Ayrshire Heifers £2145.00; 35 Holstein In-Calf Heifers £1630.86.

HEXHAM

March 4

Prime Cattle a sharper trade on the week with all classes keenly bid for. Limousin Heifers – 231.5p & 219.5p East Matfen Limousin Steers – 208.5p Manor Farm Charolais Heifers – 204.5p (x2) & 203.5p Flotterton Limousin Heifers – £1430.67 & £1242.37 East Matfen Limousin Steers – £1376.10, £1259.55 & £1249.62 Manor Farm Charolais Heifers - £1220.87 & £1209.38 Flotterton

OTM - A tremendous show of OTM in both numbers, flesh and quality with an average to match of 136.8p per kilo and £895.02 per head. With more purchasers stood ringside, plenty more cattle could have been sold to maintain the average. Limousin – 188.5p, 186.5p, 183.5p, 181.5p & 176.5p (x2) Manor Farm, 168.5p Low Leam, 156.5p & 153.5p Great Chesters Angus – 185.5p, 181.5p & 179.5p Manor Farm Simmental – 176.5p, 164.5p, 154.5p (x2) & 152.5p East Moor British Blue – 175.5p East Moor Blonde – 160.5p & 159.5p Low Leam Limousin – £1366.70, £1290.22, £1225.25, £1214.12, £1182.55 & £1179.91 Manor Farm, £1112.72, £1047.42 & £1046.18 Great Chesters, £1041.33 Low Leam, £1024.91 Barrasford Green, £1017.45 & £1008.81 Great Chesters Blonde - £1358.94 & £1221.41 Low Leam Angus – £1278.10, £1190.09 & £1136.19 Manor Farm, £1032.87 West Shields Simmental - £1046.36 Flotterton

Strong demand for all classes of Hoggs. Overall Average 193.8p for 44.8kg: SQ Average 203.1p Export type lambs again dearer with a top of 235.7p for Texel x from Moss Barns. Cheviot Hoggs 222.2p Flotterton.

Texel x - £100 & £99.50 Warkshaugh, £99 High Yarridge, £98.50 Armond Carr, £98 Springwell, £97 High Yarridge & Short Thorns, £96.50 High Yarridge, £96 Warkshaugh, Highwood, East Knitsley & Armond Carr, £95.50 Highwood, £95 Short Thorns (x2), Moss Barns & St Oswalds 235.7p Moss Barns, 221.6p St Oswalds, 214.1p West Shields, 212.8p St Oswalds, 209.5p High Yarridge, 206.8p Walltown, 206.5p St Oswalds, 204.6p Allenheads Farm, 203.6p & 203.3p St Oswalds, 203.2p Highwood, 202.7p West Shields, 202.4p Low Staples, 202.1p Short Thorns, 200p Warkshaugh, Highwood, Airey Hill, Springwell & West Shields Suffolk x – £101.50 Morrowfield, £100 Warkshaugh, £99 East Knitsley & Warkshaugh, £98.50 East Knitsley, Morrowfield & Springwell, £98 Warkshaugh, £94 Allenheads Farm, £93.50 Warkshaugh (x2) & Lunns House, £92 Woodyclose, £91 Morrowfield & Springwell, £90 Walltown, £88.80 Lunns House, £87.50 Low Staples & Allenheads Farm 214.9p Moss Barns, 204p Lunns House, 198.9p Allenheads Farm, 198.8p Walltown, 197.3p Lunns House, 194.8p & 190.4p Warkshaugh, 189.6p

Morrowfield, 188.9p West Shields, 188.5p Warkshaugh, 188p Allenheads Farm, 186.2p Low Staples, 185.9p Morrowfield, 185.2p Warkshaugh, 184p Woodyclose, 183.3p Lunns House & Warkshaugh Charolais x – £84.50 & 201.2p Allenheads Farm Bleu D’Maine x – £88 & 209.5p Low Staples Leicester - £91 & £80 Hotbank Hampshire - £82.50 & 191.9p Low Staples Mule – £84 Highwood, £82 Allenheads Farm, £80.50 Walltown, £80 Allenheads Farm, £78.80 Low Staples, £76.20 Highwood, £75 Woodyclose 195.4p Highwood, 192.2p Low Staples, 187.2p Walltown, 178.7p Highwood, Cheviot x – £91.50, £84.50 & £80 Flotterton 222.2p, 216.7p & 208p Flotterton Blackface - £75 Hotbank, £72 Walltown, £65 Sewingshields 182.9p Hotbank, 171.4p Walltown Swaledale - £62 & 151.2p Allenheads Farm Herdwick - £50 Moss Barns Crossbred - £98.50 & 179.1p Morrowfield

Cast Ewes and Rams: Texel x – £74 & £67 Short Thorns, £60 Walltown Leicester - £65 Hotbank Mule – £52 Short Thorns & Low Staples, £44 Hotbank, £40 Walltown Blackface - £45 Sewingshields, £43 Hotbank, £40 Sewingshields.

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