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Date: 22 November 2021 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

St Boswells sold 62 Clean Cattle, 90 Cast Cows, 1431 Prime Lambs and 485 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (26) averaged 249p per kg and sold to 284p  (+2p on the week) 

Heifers (35) averaged 259p per kg and sold to 296p (+5p on the week)

Young Bulls (1) sold to 224p

Cast Cows (88) averaged 147p per kg and sold to 209p (+5p on the week) Top price £1628

Cast Bulls (2) averaged 128p and sold to 137p Top price £1712

Lambs (1431) averaged 275.6p per kg, (+10p on the week) £127.49 per head and sold to £162 for   Texel Lambs

Top price 314p per kg for Beltex Lambs.

Cast Sheep (485) averaged £77.12, and sold to £147 for Texel Tups

Heavy Ewes averaged £114,  light ewes sold to £117 for North Country Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £68


Clean Cattle – flesh in high demand

Bullocks per head:

Bee Edge £1823.28, Lurdenlaw £1810.44, £1615.68, Gala Farms £1610.08, Greenknowe £1595.30, Lurdenlaw £1594.56, Penston £1575.84

Bullocks per kilo:

Bee Edge 284p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Lurdenlaw 282p J.A Waters & Sons, Wester Ulston 272p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Penston 268p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Faughhill 266p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Greenknowe 265p Shaw Fine Meats, Lurdenlaw 264p (2) Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, J.A Waters & Son

Heifers per head:

Bee Edge £1693.44, Penston £1647.20, Humbie Mill £1635.52, Bee Edge £1623.78, Penston £1572.76, Greenhead Farm £1569.96, Bee Edge £1567.92

Heifers per kilo:

Greenknowe 296p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 294p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, 291p Forsyths of Peebles, Faughhill 286p Forsyths of Peebles, Penston 284p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Bee Edge 278p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Humbie Mill 275p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Penston 274p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Humbie Mill 274p Linton Butchers

Young Bulls: Upper Blainslie £1361.92(224p)


Good trade throughout

Cast Cows per head: Muircleugh £1628, £1462.34, Rumbleton £1449, Corsbie £1421, Rumbleton £1400.30, Muircleugh £1363.74, Bedrule £1281.48, Outerston £1275.12, Trows £1265.86, Corsbie £1262.90

Cast Cows per kilo: Rumbleton 209p, 207p, Muircleugh 191p, 187p, 185p, Bedrule 181p, Corsbie 179p, Rumbleton, Outerston, Unthank 177p

Cast Cows per kilo: Rumbleton 209p, 207p, Muircleugh 191p, 187p, 185p, Bedrule 181p, Corsbie 179p, Rumbleton, Outerston, Unthank 177p

Cast Bulls per head: Muircleugh £1712.50 (137p per kg)


Smaller show of lambs with more hill types forward.  Returns increased on the week.  Average 275.6p (46.2kgs) £127.49

Lambs per head:

Texel: £162 Symington Mains, Blackadder Mains, £158 Kennels Cottage, Cathpair, £157 Woodhouse, Corsbie (2), The Knock, £156 Blackadder Mains (2), £154, £153 Haltree, £152 Blackadder Mains, £151 Thornington, £150 Hexpath, Blackadder Mains (2)Symington Mains, £148 Blackadder Mains, Thornington, Suffolk: £152 Adderstonshiels, £148 Chesters Brae, £145 Thornington, £144 Haltree, Adderstonshiels, £137 Langraw, Hermiston, £135 Chesters Brae, £134 Adderstonshiels, Wester Middleton, Houndshall, £133 Symington Mains, Thornington, £131 The Knock, £130 Marchcleugh, Beltex: £153, £152 Blackadder Mains, £135, £133 Horsley Hill, £132 Threeburnford, £130 Horsley Hill, £128 Wester Ulston, £126 Woodhouse, £125 Old Melrose Lodge, Threeburnford, Wester Ulston, £124 Blackadder Mains, £123 Wester Ulston, Blue Texel: £140 Hermiston, £125 The Burrows, Cheviot Mule: £130 Adderstonshiels, £127 Adderstonshiels, North Country Cheviot: £138 Adderstonshiels, £129.50 Haltree, £129, £125 Adderstonshiels, Greyface: £129.50, £129, £128 Longcroft, Blackface:£127 Whitelaw Cottages, £122 Longcroft, Dorset: £120 Putton Mill

Lambs per kilo:

Beltex: 314p Horsley Hill, 300p Threeburnford, 296.2p Blackadder Mains, 293p Woodhouse, 292.9p, 290.9p, 290.7p Wester Ulston, 289.1p Horsley Hill, 287.5p, 286.5p Threeburnford, 286p (2) Wester Ulston, 284.1p Old Melrose Lodge, Threeburnford, 282.6p Horsley Hill, 282.5p Old Melrose Lodge, Texel: 310.6p The Knock, 297.8p (2), 296.2p The Knock, 295.8p Thornington, 295.6p Huntington, 293.5p Wester Middleton, 292.7p Firbank, 291.1p Brothershiels, Shotton, 290.5p North Synton, 289.6p Boggs Holdings, 289.3p Stoneypath, 288.9p The Knock, 287.4p (2) Huntington, 286.7p The Knock, 286.4p Brothershiels, 286p Wester Ulston, Blue Texel: 291p, 282.9p The Burrows, Suffolk: 290.5p Marchcleugh, 287.8p Shotton, 285.4p Venchen, 285.1p, 282.9p Stoneypath, 281.7p The Knock, 280.2p Byrewalls, 280p Shotton, Buxley Farm Steading, Greyfaced: 281.8p Tollishill, 275.6p Horsley Hill, 274.5p Longcroft, Cheviot Mule: 281.5p Middlethird, Charollais: 280p Ladyflat, North Country Cheviot: 277.8p Adderstonshiels, 277.6p Woodside, Blackface: 277.3p Tollishill

6 lambs were donated to #lambforstandrewsday  from North Synton, Bonjedward, The Yett, Briggsys Butchers (x3)


A show predominantly made up of smaller bred and leaner sorts saw well fleshed and well bred still realising a flyer of a trade.  Lesser sorts receiving a similar trade on the week.

A smashing Texel bred tup from John Lamb, Shepherds Cottage topped the trade at £147.  Ewes sold to a summit of £145 a head for a pair of strong Suffolks from W.Arnott & Co, Butterdean

Suffolk: £145, £137 Butterdean, £135, £129 Bonjedward, £127 North Synton, Butterdean, Hermiston, £125 Venchen, £117 Huntington, Texel: £141 (2) Huntington, £139 Hermiston, £137 North Synton, £135 Harden Mains, £133 Huntington, £131 Butterdean, £127 Hermiston, £123 Hyndsidehill, £121 Gayfield, Huntington, £119 Helmburn, £115 Harden Mains, Upper Chatto, Cheviot Mule: £125 Hyndsidehill, £113 Bonjedward, North Country Cheviot: £117 North Synton, Bowershields, £115 Upper Chatto, £109 Woodside, Hexpath, £103 Bowershields, £91 Hexpath, £89 Woodside, Greyfaced: £115 Butterdean, £107 Hassendean, Hermiston, Hexpath, £95 Hassendean, Upper Chatto, £93 (2)Elmbank, £91 Shotton, Charollais: £101 Berryhill, Blackface: £89 The Cottage, £73 Tollishill, £69 Upper Chatto, Shetland: £55 Elmbank, £43 Muirhouse


Texel: £147 Shepherds Cotage, Berrichon: £123 Greenend, St Boswells, Suffolk: £115, £113 Venchen