The 7 young bulls averaged 145.8p per kg, -4.6p on the week, and sold to 159p gross pounds 1283 from Threeburnford The 77 beef type OTM cattle averaged 112.7p per kg, and sold to 152p gross pounds 1467 from Mosstower.
The 1,513 prime hoggs averaged 188.7p per kg,( no change on the week) and sold to pounds 101 a head from ATC Dodds, Bonjedward Mill and 207p per kg from Seafield House, Lerwick & Sunwick Farms. The 785 ewes averaged pounds 67.84 (+pounds 3.80 on the week) and sold to pounds 142 from John Connell, Wantonwalls, Lauder.
Principal prices: Bee Edge 1.95 WTS Forsyth & Sons, 1.88 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd,1.85 Worsley Butcher; Ramrig 1.93 WTS Forsyth & Sons; Lennoxlove 1.93 WTS Forsyth & Sons, 1.85 Denholm Meat Supplies; Saughland 1.92 Craig Douglas, 1.92 Charles Wilson Ltd, 1.87, 1.86 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Beech Bank 1.90 Worsley Butcher, 1.89 Malone of Edinburgh; Mosstower 1.87 Lees Butchers Ltd; Wester Ulston 1.85 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Smailholm Mains 1.85 M/s John Saunderson Ltd; Huntington 1.85 Worsley Butcher. Cows: Kersknowe pounds 1141.65, Deuchrie pounds 1138.25, pounds 1102, Humbie Mill pounds 1089.15, pounds 992, pounds 957.60, Traprain pounds 946.05,pounds 915.20, pounds 900.90, pounds 899, Laidlawstiel pounds 932.40, pounds 875.75, Fowberry Moor pounds 918.75, Campfield pounds 894.40, Mosstower pounds 888.35, Whitslaid. Bulls: Mosstower pounds 1467.20, Upper Tofts pounds 1450.80, Whitslaid pounds 1077.30, Headshaw, S pounds 732.95, Bemersyde pounds 714.
Prime hoggs sold to similar rates as previous week and dearer than the end of the previous week selling to pounds 101 for Suffolks from ATC Dodds, Bonjedward Mill, Jedburgh and 207p per kg for a pen of Suffolks from GB & AM Anderson, Seafield House, Lerwick & Sunwick Farm Ltd.
Another good show of cast ewes & rams were forward with all types sharper, particularly hill & horned ewes, peaking at pounds 142 for 8 Texels from John Connell, Wantonwalls, Lauder.
Leading prices: Hoggs per head: Tex - pounds 100 Broomhill, Selkirk, pounds 99 Torwoodlee Mains, pounds 95 Blackcastle, pounds 94 Eastertoun, pounds 93.50 Papple, Suffx -pounds 101, pounds 100 Bonjedward Mill, pounds 99 Burnhouse Mains & Brotherstone, pounds 98.50 Eastertoun, pounds 94 Burnhouse Mains, BFL - pounds 75 Torwoodlee Mains, BF -pounds 86 Burnhouse Mains, pounds 75 Hutlerburn, Ettrick, GF - pounds 87.50 Aikeyside, CM - pounds 65.50 Northhouse, Hwk, Chev - pounds 87.50 Stagehall, pounds 86.80, pounds 86.20 Saughtree, pounds 86 Shoestanes, Beltex - pounds 81.50 Threepwood.
Hoggs per kilo:Tex - 206 Harden Mains, 205.7 Craighouse & Blackadder Mains, 205.1 Sydenham, 204.7 Hawthornside, 204.6 Upper Huntlywood & Sydenham, Suffx - 207, 205.5 Sunwick &Seafield House, 201.3 Upper Huntlywood, 200 Bonjedward Mill, Aikeyside, Upper Huntlywood, Trowknowes, Lower Ashtrees, Sunwick & Seafield House, BF -187.2 Heriot Mill, GF - 186.2, 185.9 Aikeyside, Chev - 206.4, 200, 198.9 Stagehall, 197.7 Saughtree, 195.5 Shoestanes, 194.5 Upper Ashtrees, 192.5, 192.3 Kirklands, 192 Northhouse, Beltex - 198.8 Threepwood. Cast Ewes: Tex - pounds 142 Wantonwalls, pounds 138pounds 125, pounds 112 Blackadder Mains, pounds 111 Elmscleugh, pounds 110 Bowsden Moor, pounds 108 Papple, pounds 107, pounds 106 Bowden Moor, Suff - pounds 136 Bowden Moor, pounds 120 Bowsden Moor & Bowden Moor, pounds 115 Upper Bolton, pounds 113, pounds 109 Headshaw. L, GF - pounds 94 Headshaw. L, pounds 93 Yarlside, pounds 92 Brothershiels, BF - pounds 72 Elmscleugh, pounds 71 Aikeyside, pounds 70 Tinnis, Lleyn;- pounds 85.50 Harden Mains, pounds 79 Gatehousecote, HB - pounds 138 Upper Bolton, pounds 122 Bowden Moor, pounds 121 Bonjedward Mill, Chev - pounds 122 Papple, Hill Chev - pounds 87.50 Faughhill, pounds 86 Shoestanes, Lairg Chev - pounds 74.50 Attonburn & Headshaw. L, Chev Mule - pounds 116 Brothershiels, pounds 100 Torwoodlee Mains, Ber - pounds 95 Bonjedward Mill, Shet - pounds 40 Seafield, Lerwick.
Cast rams: BF;- pounds 68 Tinnis, pounds 66 Heriot Mill, Tex - pounds 141.50 Headshaw.L, pounds 135 Torwoodlee Mains, Chev - pounds 70 Henderland, Suff - pounds 128 Torwoodlee Mains (Charlton).
LONGTOWN February 23 Store & breeding sheep: There were 3,007 store hoggs and 1,512 in lamb sheep forward.
Store hoggs still good to sell. Top of pounds 82.20 for Texels from Redbanks, pounds 78.80 Bloch, pounds 78.50 Ridley Stokoe; Suffolk pounds 78.20 Cowcorse Cottage, pounds 76.80 Bloch, pounds 75.20 Hardhurst; Greyface pounds 76.20 Mains of Collin, pounds 74.50 Low Greenends, pounds 74.50 Swinside; North Country Cheviot pounds 72.50 Philiphaugh; Blackface pounds 65.50 Cacrabank, pounds 62.20 Castlenook; Cheviot Mule pounds 64.50 Dinley; Hill Cheviot pounds 61.50 Skelfhill, pounds 61.20 Girnwood, pounds 60.50 Priesthaugh; Swaledale pounds 52.50 Low Greenend; Herdwick pounds 43.50 Middle Row. Cast ewes to pounds 124 for a Texel from Redbanks, hill types to pounds 57.50 Carpet Farm, cast rams pounds 79 Ridley Stokoe.
The special sale of in lambers included a dispersal of 475 head from Mr P.R. Smith, Cocklake House, Penruddock, Penrith.
Many buyers were present, all classes easy to sell with vendors well pleased. Top of pounds 138 for in lamb Texel cross hoggs from West Mill Hills; Suffolk Mules pounds 137 Tone Hall; Greyface pounds 124 West Mill Hills. In lamb ewes to pounds 130 and pounds 128 for Texels from Cocklake House; Greyface pounds 105 Greenknowe, pounds 103 Cocklake House; North Country Cheviot pounds 98 Priesthaugh, pounds 93, pounds 92 (5 pens) Cocklake House; Blackface pounds 76, pounds 75 Eyecott; Swaledale pounds 72 Crook. Geld ewe hoggs to pounds 120 for Texels from Drinkstone.