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Date: 15 November 2021 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

Sold 71 Clean Cattle, 98 Cast Cows, 2288 Prime Lambs and  894 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (18) averaged 247p per kg and sold to 286p  (+13p on the week) 

Heifers (52) averaged 254p per kg and sold to 299p (n/c on the week)

Young Bulls (1) sold to 245p (n/c on the week)

Cast Cows (97) averaged 144p per kg and sold to 252p (+6p on the week) Top price £1584

Cast Bulls (1) sold to  137p Top price £1164

Lambs (2288) averaged 265.5p per kg, (-10p on the week) £117.30 per head and sold to £160 for   Texel Lambs

Top price 316p per kg for Beltex  Lambs.

Cast Sheep (894) averaged £78.42, and sold to £165 for Suffolk Ewes

Heavy Ewes averaged £116,  light ewes sold to £123 for North Country Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £69.50


Quality still in high demand with flesh selling to a premium

Bullocks per head:

Greenhead, Kelso £1668.48, £1683.52, Faughhill £1589.76, Penston £1561.28, Inchkeith £1497.92, Galagate £1486.58, North Synton £1476, £1446.48, Faughhill £1412.84

Bullocks per kilo:

Faughhill 286p Jeds Butchers, Berwick, 276p Hugh Black & Sons, Greenhead, K 274p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Penston 272p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Greenhead, K 264p J.A Waters & Sons, Wester Ulston 258p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

Heifers per head:

Muircleugh £1912.50, Bee Edge £1734.60, Whitsome West Newton £1721.50, Bee Edge £1698.84, Greenhead, K £1664.60, Bee Edge £1652, Penston £1617.68, Bee Edge £1611.84

Heifers per kilo:

Penston 299p Briggsys Butchers, Bee Edge 297p Denholm Meat Supplies, 295p (2)Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 292p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Penston 292p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Greenhead, K 290p Worsley Wholesale Butchers

Young Bulls per head: Huntington £1435.70 (245p)


Good trade throughout

Cast Cows per head: Heavyside £1584.24, £1517.04, Oldcastles £1505.90, £1438.50, Easter Middleton, Greenknowe £1357.20, Gattonside Mains £1345.20, Oldcastles £1325.08, Huntington £1302.62,

Cast Cows per kilo: Heavyside 252p, 246p, Greenknowe 195p, Oakwood 193p, Huntington 191p, Oldcastles 185p, 183p, Huntington 179p, Gattonside Mains 177p, Oldcastles 175p


Cast Bulls per head: Upper  Samieston £1164.50 (137p)


Bigger show forward.  Heavy sheep still very dear.  Lighter types a touch less.  Average 265.5p (44kg) £117.30

Lambs per head:

Texel: £160 Hawthornside, £158 Sunnycroft, £156 Hawthornside, Haltree, £155 Adderstonshiels, Sunnycroft, £153 Wester Ulston, £151 Fountainhall, £149.50 Woodhouse, Haltree, £149 Threepwood, Yarrow Farmhouse, £148 Headshaw, L, Muircleugh, Burncastle, Adderstonshiels, £147 Muircleugh, Fountainhall, £145 Corsbie, Wester Ulston, Suffolk: £158 (2) Haltree, £156 (2) Belmont, £148 Headshaw, L, Belmont, £147 Belmont, £146 Muircleugh, £143 Blackhill, C, £140 Headshaw, L, (3) Adderstonshiels, £138 Adderstonshiels, £137 Hermiston, £136 Adderstonshiels, £134 Hermiston, £133 Corsbie, Beltex: £151 (2), £148 Crookston, £147 Blackadder Mains, £140 Adderstonshiels, Crookston, £139 Wester Ulston, £137 Ruecastle Cottages, £136 Hawthornside, £132 Lylestane, £131 Wester Ulston, £130 Crookston, Blackadder Mains, £127 Blackadder Mains, £126 Crookston, Wester Ulston, £124 Wester Ulston, Half Bred: £150 Muircleugh, Charollais: £147 Runningburn, Cheviot Mule: £142, £128, £125.50 Adderstonshiels, £125 Buchtrig, Blackface: £138 Crookston, £116 Burncastle, Greyfaced: £127.50, £119 Burncastle, North Country Cheviot: £126.50 Haltree, £126 Gospelhall, £125.50 Adderstonshiels, £124 North Synton, Adderstonshiels, £122 Lylestane, £121 Buchtrig, £120 Craighouse, Blue Texel: £125 Adderstonshiels (S.Brown)

Lambs per kilo:

Beltex: 316.3p Hawthornside, 315.9p Wester Ulston, 310.5p Lylestane, 304.7p Wester Ulston, 297.3p, 295.5p Blackadder Mains, 294.7p Lylestane, 293p Wester Ulston, 290.2p Craighouse, 288.9p Crookston, 288.4p Wester Ulston, 288.2p Blackadder Mains, 286p (2) Woodhouse, 285.4p Ruecastle Cottages, 280.5p Craighouse, 280p Adderstonshiels, Crookston, Texel: 293.1p Haltree, 290p Hawthornside, 288.9p Haltree, 286.7p Huntington,283.5p, 283.3p Crumhaughhill, 281.4p Threepwood, 281p Huntington, 280.9p Hawthornside, 277.5p Crumhaughhill, 277.1p Huntington, 276.3p Threepwood, 276.2p Blackadder Mains, Hawthornside, 276p Threepwood, 275.9p Crumhaughhill, 275.6p Lylestane, 275.6p Hermiston, Crailing Nook, Wester Ulston: Blue Texel: 290.7p Adderstonshiels (S.Brown), Suffolk: 287.3p (2) Haltree, 275.6p Saughtree, 274.4p Castleside, 270.6p Adderstonshiels, 270.4p Muircleugh, North Country Cheviot: 272p Craighouse, 268.6p Adderstonshiels, 265.4p Birneyknowe, Charollais: 272.2p Runningburn, 270.7p Trabroun, Greyfaced: 270.5p Burncastle, Cheviot Mule: 265.1p Adderstonshiels


Mixed show of Cast Sheep forward saw all classes sell to a similar trade on the week.  Quality and well fleshed sorts still soaring

Sale peak of £165 for a Suffolk Ewe from local pedigree breeder – R.G Laing & Son, Oxmur

Tups sold to £131 for a Suffolk from R.Sharp, Heriot Mill

Suffolk: £165, £153 Oxmuir, £137 Thornington, Runningburn, £129 North Synton, £127 Venchen, £119 Legars, £115 Venchen, Texel: £139 Venchen, £131 Runningburn, £127 Blackadder Mains, Kirktonhill, £119 North Synton, £115 Berryhill, Earlston Mains, Legars, North Country Cheviot: £123, £113 North Synton, £97 Kirktonhill, £85 Lylestane, £77 Halidean Mill, Newmains, North Berwick, Bowland, Lylestane, Greyfaced: £119 Thornington, £110 Kirktonhill, £109 Crosslaw, £107 Kirktonhill, £99 Berryhill, £97 Cortleferry, £95 Kittyfield, Kirktonhill, Helmburn, Gala Farms, Cheviot Mule: £107 Lumsdaine, £87 Halidean Mill, Easter Whitmuir, Hampshire: £105 Leitholm Mains, Half Bred: £105 Blackhill, C, Highlander: £97 Burnhouse Mains, Blackface: £91 Hartside, £81 Kirktonhill, £75 Headshaw, L, £73 Hartside, £69 Kirktonhill, £65 Gala Farms, Burncastle, Burnhouse Mains, Huntershall, Lumsdaine, Lleyn: £89 Trabroun, £83 Mount Ulston, £49 Trabroun, Charollais: £87 Berryhill, £85 Marchcleugh, Easycare: £71 Muircleugh, Swaledale: £51 Gala Farms


Suffolk: £131 Heriot Mill, £119 Crosslaw, £113 Oxmuir, North Country Cheviot: £87 Middlesknowes, £81 Easter Whitmuir, Blackface: £75 Middlesknowes