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Date: 27 September 2021 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

St Boswells, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0PP

Sold 46 Clean Cattle, 46 Cast Cows,  2102 Prime Lambs and 949 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (20) averaged 248p per kg and sold to 266p  (-3p on the week) 

Heifers (26) averaged 248p per kg and sold to 283p (-4p on the week)

Cast Cows (42) averaged 153.5p per kg and sold to 201p (x2) (-3p on the week) Top price £1472

Cast Bulls (4) averaged 114p per kg and sold to £125.  Top price £1447

Lambs (2102) averaged 216.6p per kg, (-3.4p on the week) £96 per head and sold to £129

Top price 267p per kg for Beltex Lambs.

Cast Sheep (949) averaged £82.01, and sold to £141 for Texel Crosses

Heavy Ewes averaged £107, light ewes sold to £97 for North Country Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £53

CLEAN CATTLE

Clean Cattle buoyant trade throughout

Bullocks per head:

(465-555kgs): Berridale £1024.92

(556+kgs): Faughhill £1402.08, Oldcastles £1387.80

(465-555kgs): Bee Edge £1644.30, Lurdenlaw £1545.30, Penston £1537.48

Bullocks per kilo

(280-464 kgs.  Average 233.02p): Berridale 234p, 232p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(465-555kgs.  Average 250.4p): Oldcastles 265p Mr G.Chapman, Snawdon 260p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Oldcastles 257p Mr G.Chapman, Oldcastles 256p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Faughhill 254p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

(556+kgs.  Average 248.67p): Penston 266p Briggsys Butchers, Bee Edge 261p Border Meats, Lurdenlaw 255p Mr G.Chapman,

Heifers per head:

(400-484kgs): Oldcastles £1238.40, £1212.60

(485kgs+): Bee Edge £1659.84, Mossburnford £1635.74, Cragside £1616.22, Lurdenlaw £1604.30, £1570.48, Cragside £1553.64, Penston £1501.44

Heifers per kilo:

(400-484kgs  Average 250.94p): Oldcastles 258p (2) Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

(485+kgs.  Average 247.95p) Mossburnford 283p Forsyths of Peebles, Penston 272p Shaw Fine Meats, Lurdenlaw 268p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 266p J.A Waters & Sons, Penston 263p Forsyths of Peebles, Lurdenlaw 263p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd

CAST COWS

Cast Cows remain at steady rates with more weathered cows forward

Cast Cows per head: Harehead £1472.94, Muircleugh £1394.38, Corsbie £1333.80, £1300.62, £1262.28, Stouslie £1259.02, Middlethird £1252.44

Cast Cows per kilo: Gateshaw 201p (2), Muircleugh 173p, Corsbie 171p, Harehead, Haltree 167p, Gateshaw 165p (2)

CAST BULLS

Cast Bulls per kilo- Corsbie 125p, Broomiebank 115p

Cast Bulls per head- Corsbie £1447.50

LAMBS

Lamb trade less.  Quality types still in demand.  Average 216.6p (44.3kgs) £96

Lambs per head

Texel: £129 South Common, £127 Butterdean, £120 Brothershiels, South Common, £119 Huntington, Butterdean (2), South Common, £118 Leaston, £117.50 Woodhouse, £116 Brothershiels, Leaston, £115 Leaston, Brothershiels, £114 Butterdean, Leaston, £112, £110 Leaston, £110 Butterdean, South Common, Suffolk: £127 (2) Haltree, £124 Butterdean, £119 Headshaw, L, £117 Blegbie, £116 Butterdean, £114.50 Haltree, £114 Symington Mains, £111 Blegbie, £110 Symington Mains, Cortleferry, £109.50 Chesters Brae, £109 Brothershiels, £108.50 Symington Mains, £107.50 Blackhill, C, £106.50 Adderstonshiels, £106 Cammerlaws, £105.50 Chesters Brae, £105 Kirktonhill, Beltex: £127, £122 (2), £118 (2) Crookston, £116 Woodhouse, Craiglea, £112, £111 Craiglea, £110 (2), £107.50 Craigsford Mains, £107, £106 Crookston, £106 Westerhouses, £103 Threeburnford, North Country Cheviot: £117, £110 Pennyhill, Bluefaced Leicester: £110 Hollybush, Cheviot Mule: £104.50 Adderstonshiels, Greyfaced: £102 Drinkstone

Lambs per kilo:

Beltex: 267.5p, 265.2p (2) Crookston, 260.7p, 258.1p Craiglea, 257.5p Threeburnford, 256.5p (2) Crookston, 252.4p Crookston, Westerhouses, 252.2p Woodhouse, 244.2p Crookston, 237.5p Threeburnford, 236.6p Helmburn, 231.7p Threeburnford, 231.1p Helmburn, 229.2p Craigsford Mains, 225.6p, 224p Craiglea, Texel: 252.4p Brothershiels, 244.2p Butterdean, 240p Brothershiels, 238p, 236.4p Butterdean, 235.6p Sunnycroft, 234p, 232.7p Butterdean, 232.5p New Channelkirk, 232.2p Huntington, 232p Brothershiels, 231.6p Redden, 231.1p Brothershiels, 230.9p Huntington, 230p Sunnycroft, Brothershiels, Leaston, 229.8p Westerhouses, Sunnycroft, Brothershiels, Suffolk: 228.8p Haltree (2), Headshaw, L, 226.5p Blegbie, 223.1p Butterdean, North Country Cheviot: 223.2p Symington Mains

EWES

A strong demand again witnessed for a very mixed show of cast sheep!

Lean and weathered sorts out in good numbers, whilst quality well fleshed Ewes were short of requirements.

Sale peaked at £141 for a powerful Texel Cross Ewe from Blain Farming Company, Coxydene

Tup section achieved a summit of £139 for Texels from R.W & F Hickson, Woodhouse

Texel: £141 Coxydene, £137 South Common, Hyndsidehill, £129 Hopton, New Blainslie, £121 Hyndsidehill, Blegbie, Threepwood, £119 Coxydene, Suffolk: £133 Venchen, £129 Lanton Crag, £119 New Blainslie , £117 Haltree, £115 Venchen, £115 (2) Hyndsidehill, £113 Threepwood, Bluefaced Leicester: £129, £119 Hollybush, £105 Broadlaw, £97 Hollybush, Cheviot Mule: £125 Hyndsidehill, £111 Blegbie, £105 Halidean Mill, £101 Penicuik Estates, £99 Blegbie, Threepwood, £95 South Common, Lumsdaine,   Zwartble: £123, £107 Coxydene, Lleyn: £109 Baillieknowe, £107 Over Langshaw, £93 Baillieknowe, £89 Bonnyrigg, £85 Yarlside, Greyfaced: £107 Lanton Crag, £99 Berryhill, £97 Newhouses, £95 Huntershall, Cavers Lea, Threepwood, £91 Cavers Lea, Half Bred: £107 Blackhill, C, Beltex: £103 Wester Ulston, North Country Cheviot: £97 Dryden, £93 Middlesknowes, £81 Headshaw, L, Dryden, Valais Blacknose: £93 Coxydene, Longwool: £91 Crumstane, Blackface: £83 Heriot Mill, £79 Sunnyside, £73 Huntershall, Easycare: £83 Bankhouse, South Country Cheviot: £81 Upper Chatto, £71 Monklaw, Norfolk Horn: £79, £75 Crumstane; Herdwick: £51 Crumstane

RAMS

Texel: £139, £99 Woodhouse, £95 Pennyhill, Suffolk: £131, £117 Woodhouse, £95 Haltree, North Country Cheviot: £93 Floors Farming, Byrecleugh, Blackface: £93 Headshaw, L, £85 Hutlerburn