Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)


Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)


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Week ending March 2

Border Livestock Exchange Ltd marketed 142 prime cattle including five cows and 2,609 prime sheep including 114 cast ewes.

Yet again exceptional consignments of cattle are being presented with good finish (4L/4H) being well rewarded. Charolais heifers sold to 225p and pounds 810, 220p and pounds 811 Quixwood; 216p and pounds 613 (under 24 months) Low Hall, Radcliffe. Belgian Blue heifers to 220p and pounds 838 Quixwood; 205p and pounds 632 Acklington Park. Charolais steers to 218p and pounds 873, 213p and pounds 886 Low Hall, Radcliffe, 208p and pounds 821 Hetton North, 208p Fenwick Steads. Limousin 210p and pounds 693 Springhill.

Cast cows sold 180p and pounds 557 Eastfield of Lempitlaw; 160p and pounds 562 Bankhead Villa; 150p and pounds 543 Springhill; 150p and pounds 531 Hollybush.

Heavy Suff x lambs sold to 223p and pounds 55.75 Braidlie. Standard weight (15-22kg) Suff x lambs sold to 245p and pounds 51.45 Chillington; 245p Bowland Estates, 240p and pounds 50.40 Braidlie and Sharpitlaw; 235p and pounds 49.35 Huntshaw Place, Rothill and Hundalee. Tex x sold to 245p and pounds 49 Hallrule; 240p and pounds 50.40 Cocklaw; 235p and pounds 49.35 Mervinslaw, 225p and pounds 47.25 Townhead. Mules sold to 235p and pounds 49.35 Hedgeley, Prendwick and Humbleton. Blackfaced sold to 235p and pounds 49.35 Garretshiels; 230p Stottencleugh.


March 6

Store & breeding sheep

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 1,897 store hoggs and breeding sheep at their weekly sale at Longtown.

Another very good show of store hoggs met the best trade so far.

Top of pounds 51.20 and pounds 48.80 for Suffolk crosses from New Farm, who also sold Texels at pounds 50.20 and pounds 49.80.

North Country Cheviot pounds 49.20 Greenbeck; Greyface pounds 48.20 Gall; Hill Cheviot pounds 43.50 Falnash; Charollais pounds 42.80 Low Brooms; Blackface pounds 41. …

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