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Date: 03 January 2022 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

At St Boswells on Monday 3rd January,Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 83 Clean Cattle, 56 Cast Cows, 990 Prime Hoggs and 211 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (29) averaged 259p per kg and sold to 290p  (n/c on the week) 

Heifers (54) averaged 262p per kg and sold to 300p (n/c on the week)

Cast Cows (55) averaged 150p per kg and sold to 209p  (n/c on the week) Top price £1805

Cast Bulls (1) sold to 119p.(£1599.36)

Hoggs (990) averaged 279p per kg, (+1p on the week) £123.50 per head and sold to £152 for Texel Hoggs

Top price 333p per kg for Beltex Hoggs

Cast Sheep (211) averaged £107.74, and sold to £175 for Texel Tups.

Heavy Ewes averaged £131,  light ewes sold to £149 for North Country Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £94


Good trade throughout with quality in high demand.

Bullocks per head: Bee Edge £1774.80, £1729.16, Nether Falla £1720.40, Lurdenlaw £1707.72, The Finches £1707.30, Penston £1681.28, £1675.60, Keith Hill £1666.68, Bee Edge £1650.88

Bullocks per kilo: Bee Edge 290p Denholm Meat Supplies, Penston 284p(2) Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Crookhouse 280p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Nether Falla 279p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Bee Edge 278p S.I Carlisle & Co, Penston 274p Worsley Wholesale Butchers

Heifers per head: Bee Edge £1786.74, Longnewton £1723.60, Bee Edge £1716, £1676.08, Lurdenlaw £1664.60, Bee Edge £1662.42, Mossburnford £1658.80

Heifers per kilo: Bee Edge 300p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Penston 293p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 292p Forsyths of Peebles, 291p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Lurdenlaw 290p Forsyths of Peebles, Mossburnford 290p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Penston 288p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Faughhill 286p Worsley Wholesale Butchers


Cast Cows met a tremendous good trade.

Cast Cows per head: Kersknowe £1805.76, £1536.50, Nether Falla £1534.52, Venchen £1487.16, £1481.20, £1444.60, Burnhouse Mains £1379.50, Wester Middleton £1350.20, £1345.14,

Cast Cows per head: Kersknowe 209p, Greenknowe 191p, 189p, Blackburn Mill (2), Kersknowe 175p

CAST BULLS: Over Whitlaw £1599.36 (119p per kilo)


Hogg trade similar on the week.  Average 279p (44.2kgs) £123.50

Hoggs per head-

Texel: £152 Bonjedward, £151 Crookston, £149 Threepwood, Corsbie(2), £148 North Synton, Bonjedward, £145 Threepwood (2), £142 Bonjedward (2), £140 Wester Middleton (2), Fountainhall, Corsbie (2), Horsley Hill, Suffolk: £149p, £147, £146 Bonjedward, £143 Wester Middleton, £140 Boggs Holdings, Bonjedward, £138 Bonjedward, £137 Wester Middleton, Beltex: £149 Crookston, £140 Wester Ulston, £138 (2), £136 Faughhill, Wester Ulston, £135 Craigsford Mains, Crookston, £134 Faughhill, Wester Ulston, £133 Wester Ulston, £132 Crookston, £131 Wester Ulston (2), £130 Crookston, Faughhill, Lleyn: £125.50 Over Whitlaw, Charollais: £124 Berryhill, Greyfaced: £122 Blakehope, Horsley Hill, Hampshire: £122 Coltcrooks, Cheviot Mule: £120 Adderstonshiels

Hoggs per kilo-

Beltex: 333.3p, 328.6p Faughhill, 316.7p, 316.3p, 315.3p, 311.9p, 308.2p Wester Ulston, 308p Faughhill, 307.1p, 304.3p Wester Ulston, 304.1p Crookston, 304p Faughhill, 303.5p Wester Ulston, 303.4p Craigsford Mains, 300p Faughhill, Crookston (2), Wester Ulston, Texel: 311.6p Coltcrooks, 304.8p Faughhill, 302.2p Horsley Hill, 301.2p Threepwood, 300p Horsley Hill, 298.9p Corsbie, 297.7p Threepwood, 294.3p Adderstonshiels, 293.5p Faughhill, 292.9p Craigsford Mains, 291.7p Wester Middleton, 290.7p Westcote, 290.4p Holydean, 289.7p Berryhill, 289.6p North Synton, 288.7p Corsbie, 288.4p Crailing Nook, 288.4p Adderstonshiels, 285.7p Redpath East End, Thornington, Suffolk: 291.7p Holydean, 288.5p Adderstonshiels, 287.4p Redpath East End, 282.6p Boggs Holdings, 282.4p Cavers Lea, 280.8p Bonjedward, 280p Thornington, Coltcrooks, Ladyflat, North Country Cheviot: 285p, 282.1p Nether Falla, Lleyn: 282.1p Over Whitlaw, Charollais: 277.1p Ladyflat, Greyfaced: 267.1p Blakehope


Cast Sheep very similar on the week, still a fiery trade!

Sale topped at £175 for a strong Texel Tup from J & J Campbell, Wedderlie Farmhouse

Ewes peaked at £160 for a stylish Texel Ewe from Stuart Robson of Buckholm Farmhouse


Texel: £160, £159 Buckholm. £159, £155 (2) Huntington, £151 Craighouse, Redden, £149, £147 Huntington, £145 Crailing Nook, £139 Huntington, £137 Redden, £131, £127 Huntington, £127 Myreside, Suffolk: £149 Huntington, £145 Thornington, £139 Bonjedward, Huntington, £137 Thornington, £127 Westcote, North Country Cheviot: £149 Redden, £139 North Synton, £123 Craighouse, £100 Bonjedward, Beltex: £147 Redden, £143 Craighouse, £125 Westcote, Cheviot Mule: £129 Crailing Nook, Greyfaced: £127 Thornington, £125 Whitehill, £123 Redden, £117 Crailing Nook, £107 Westcote, £105 Berryhill, Half Bred: £125 Bonjedward, Lleyn: £121, £105 Westcote, Blackface: £111 Redden, £85 Blakehope


Texel: £175, £151 (2), £147, £143 Wedderlie, £139 Broomiebank, Beltex: £141 Westcote, £137 Wedderlie, North Country Cheviot: £141, £135 Wedderlie