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Date: 01 November 2021 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

Sold 65 Clean Cattle,  75 Cast Cows, 1052 Prime Lambs and  446 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (28) averaged 246p per kg and sold to 289p  (+4p on the week) 

Heifers (31) averaged 259p per kg and sold to 301p (+15p on the week)

Young Bulls (6) sold to 236p per kg.

Cast Cows (71) averaged 128p per kg and sold to 189p (-10p on the week) Top price £1484

Cast Bulls (5) averaged 110p per kg and sold to 137p.

Top price £1207

Lambs (1052) averaged 244p per kg, (+1p on the week) £111.38 per head and sold to £145 for  Texel Lambs

Top price 285p per kg for Beltex Lambs.

Cast Sheep (446) averaged £83.99, and sold to £153 for a Suffolk Ram

Heavy Ewes averaged £113,  light ewes sold to £116 for North Country Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £71


Clean cattle met a roaring trade.

Bullocks per head:

Brockholes £1771.44, Standhill £1732.36 Lurdenlaw £1677.68, Brockholes £1653.96, £1642.20, Lennoxlove £1591.92, Penston £1587.60, Lurdenlaw £1584.70

Bullocks per kilo:

Faughhill 289p Forsyths of Peebles, Penston 270p J.Saunderson(Butcher), Standhill 269p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Lurdenlaw 268p J.A Waters & Sons, Lennoxlove 268p Shaw Fine Meats, Lurdenlaw 265p Coq & Bull Butchers Ltd, Lennoxlove 263p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd

Heifers per head:

Bee Edge £1763.86, Muircleugh £1716.84, Bee Edge £1686.68, £1663.20, Lurdenlaw £1636.20, £1628.70

Heifers per kilo:

Bee Edge 301p Denholm Meat Supplies, Bee Edge 298p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 280p, 278p Worsley Wholesale Butchers Ltd, Faughhill 278p Worsley Wholesale Butchers Ltd, Lurdenlaw 274p Worsley Wholesale Butchers Ltd, Bee Edge 272p Worsley Wholesale Butchers Ltd, Lurdenlaw 270p Forsyths of Peebles

Young Bulls per head: Huntington £1505.68 (236p per kg)


More lean and weathered types forward.

Cast Cows per head: Huntington £1484.34, Muircleugh £1462.86, £1337, Blackhouse £1281.80, £1267.52, Stagehall £1254.24, Bow £1252.86

Cast Cows per kilo: Muircleugh 189p, 175p, Huntington 173p, East Mains 169p, 165p, Outerston, Bow, Ruletownhead, East Mains, Huntington 157p


Cast Bulls per head: Kirkstead £1207.16, Stagehall £1172.72

Cast Bulls per kilo: Stagehall 137p, Ettrickshaws 117p


Smaller show forward.  Returns similar on the week.  Average 244p (45.6kgs) £111.38

Lambs per head:

Texel: £145 Haltree, £140 Lamberton(Budge), Corsbie, £136 Corsbie, Lamberton, £134 Adderstonshiels, The Lee, £130 Corsbie, Woodhouse, The Burrows, £126 Chesters Brae, Woodhouse, £125 The Lee, The Burrows, Corsbie, £124 Fountainhall, Chesters Brae, £123 (2) Harelawside, Adderstonshiels, Suffolk: £141 Whitehill, £138 Adderstonshiels, £129 Corsbie, £127 The Burrows, £122 Adderstonshiels, £116 The Lee, £115 Chesters Brae, £114 The Lee, North Country Cheviot: £138 Adderstonshiels, £128 Earlston Road (S.Anderson), £124 Haltree, £120 Adderstonshiels, £119 Haltree, £117, £115 Adderstonshiels, £115 Adderstonshiels (S.Hunter), Beltex: £130 Woodhouse, £123 Threeburnford, £120, £114(2) Wester Ulston, £111 Lylestane, £110 Wester Ulston, Threeburnford, £109(2) Wester Ulston, £107 Lylestane, Charollais: £111 Fairlaw, Reston

Lambs per kilo:

Beltex: 285p, 282.4p, 279.5p, 278p Wester Ulston, 276.6p Woodhouse, 268.3p Threeburnford, 268.3p Wester Ulston, 267.5p Lylestane, 267.4p, 257.5p Threeburnford, Texel: 277.8p The Burrows, 273.6p Haltree, 271.7p The Lee, 265.3p, 264.2p Corsbie, 263.8p Fountainhall, 262.5p Lylestane, Pogbie Bungalow, 259.1p Broomiebank, 257.1p Lylestane, 256.6p Corsbie, Harelawside, 253.7p Threeburnford, 253.3p Lanton Crag, Stoneypath, 252.3p The Lee, New Channelkirk, Broomiebank, 252.1p, 252p Chesters Brae, Charollais: 251.2p Ladyflat, 250p, 246.7p Fairlaw, Hampshire: 248.2p Fairlaw, Suffolk: 248.1p Corsbie, 247.7p, 245.3p Pogbie Bungalow, 245.2p Ladyflat, North Country Cheviot: 243.5p Symington Mains, 242.9p Haltree, 242.5p Stagehall, 240.8p Haltree


Cast Sheep continue to dry up in numbers as the season goes by.  This reflected on the trade which took a lift on the week.

Top price was achieved by J.W Fullerton & Sons, Corsbie Farm with a strong Suffolk Tup achieving £153

A powerful pen of 7 Suffolk.x Ewes from F & C.M Forster, Hermiston caught the eye fetching £133 a head.

Texel: £133, £127 Corsbie, £127 Middlethird, Wester Ulston, £125 Corsbie, Woodhouse, £119 Bogend, £113 Hermiston, Suffolk: £133 Hermiston, £119 Corsbie, Symington Mains, £115 (2) Middlethird, £103 Treaty Park, North Country Cheviot: £116, £111 Wester Ulston, £109 Earlston Road (Anderson), £105 Middlethird, £91 Langhope, Saughtree, Middlethird, £85 Earlston Road (Anderson), Lylestane, Bowland, Beltex: £115, £109 Wester Ulston, £101 Threeburnford, Greyfaced: £109 Hermiston, £107 Corsbie, £105 Woodhouse, £93 Lanton Crag, Lleyn: £107, £95 Friarshaw, Romney: £95 Treaty Park, Cheviot Mule: £91 Lylestane, Blackface: £55 Bowland


Suffolk: £153, £137 Corsbie, Texel: £121 Harelawside, Buxley Farm Steading, Blackface: £105 Elmscleugh