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Date: 18 April 2022 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

At St Boswells on Monday 18th April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

42 Clean Cattle, 37 Cast Cows, 1628 Prime Hoggs and 301 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (10) averaged 258p per kg and sold to 272p

Heifers (32) averaged 251p per kg and sold to 296p

Cast Cows (37) averaged 227.6p per kg and sold to 271p (+17p on the week) Top price £2205

Cast Bulls (3) averaged 147p per kg and sold to 163p. Top price £1352

Hoggs (1628) averaged 253p per kg, (+2p on the week)

£123 per head and sold to £145 for Suffolk Hoggs

Top price 333p per kg for Beltex Hoggs

Cast Sheep (301) averaged £121.37, and sold to £205 for Texel Tups

Heavy Ewes averaged £143, light ewes sold to £157 for North Country Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £95

PRIME CATTLE-

Mixed show forward

Bullocks per head: Penston £1830.08, Faughhill £1599.36, Smailholm Mains £1595, Crookhouse £1565.70, Willowford £1552.28, Smailholm Mains £1547.14

Bullocks per kilo: Faughhill 272p J.Saunderson Ltd, Penston 266p J.A Waters & Sons, Nisbet 260p (2) Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

Heifers per head: Bee Edge £1764.16, £1754.04, £1752.12, £1712.48, Penston £1697.76

Heifers per kilo: Bee Edge 296p Forsyths of Peebles, 282p, 279p S.I Carlisle & Co, 278p Shaw Fine Meats, 278p W.Kirkup & Sons

CAST COWS - Cracking show of Cows

Cast Cows per head: Headshaw, L £2205.06, Greenknowe £2010.82, East Loanend £2009.40, £1963.50, £1963.44, Inland Pasture £1950.20, £1907.60, £1901.20

Cast Cows per kilo: Greenknowe 271p, 263p, 261p, Headshaw, L, Bemersyde 257p, East Loanend 255p(2), Greenknowe 253p, East Loanend 251p

CAST BULLS- Greenhead, S £1352.90 (163p), Broomiebank £1299.28

PRIME HOGGS - A superb show of hoggs forward consisting mainly of heavy and hill types.  Average 253p (49kgs) £124  SQQ 277p

Hoggs per head-

Suffolk: £145 Middlethird, Boghall, £142.50, £141, £140(2) Boghall, £140 Brotherstone, £139, £138.50 Boghall, £138 Whitsome West Newton, £137.50, £137, £136.50, £135.50 (2) Boghall, Texel: £140 Boghall, £137 H & A Farms, £136 Whitsome West Newton, £135.50 Bonjedward, £135 Kaimridge, £134 Boghall, Faughhill, £133 Boghall, £132 Whitsome West Newton, £130.50 Kaimridge, £130 Boghall (2), New Blainslie, Beltex: £140 Faughhill, Brotherstone, £138 Boghall, Bluefaced Leicester: £137 Middlethird, £136 Philiphaugh, North Country Cheviot: £130.50 Mainstay Farming, £130 (2) Boghall, Adderstonshiels, £129 Mainstay Farming, £127 Boghall, £126.50 Thorlieshope, £126 Shotton, £125 Kaimridge, Cheviot Mule: £125.50 Saughtree, £123.50 Adderstonshiels, Greyfaced: £124, £122 Boghall, Blackface: £123.50 Scott Street (P.Jackson)

Hoggs per kilo-Beltex: 333.3p Faughhill, 300p Halidean Mill, Texel: 302.3p New Blainslie, 295.2p Whitrighill, 290.9p New Blainslie, 290p Halidean Mill, 286.4p Whitrighill, 285.7p (2) Faughhill, 283.7p, 281.8p Whitrighill, 280p (2) New Blainslie, 279.1p Whitrighill, New Blainslie, 278.6p Faughhill, 278.3p Whitrighill, 277.3p New Blainslie, Suffolk: 290p New Blainslie, 268.3p, 267p Shotton, North Country Cheviot: 288.8p, 287.8p(2), 281p, 280.7p Boghall, 278.6p Swinnie, 278.4p(2), 277.3p Boghall, Half Bred: 280p Bonjedward

CAST SHEEP

Yet another mixy show of Cast Sheep forward selling to some fantastic returns as witnessed in previous weeks. Numbers continue to be short of buyers requirements in all classes.

Sale peaked at £205 for a pair of powerful Texel Tups from S & J Fisher, Lower Swinnie Farm

A pen of 3 Charollais topped the Ewe section selling to £199 a head

Charollais: £199, £171 Elmbank (T.Quinn), Texel: £190, £189 Hyndsidehill,£183 Hutlerburn, £177 Blackhill,C, Hyndsidehill, £175 Mid Edrom, Brothershiels, The Finches, £169 Old Melrose Lodge, £163 Hyndsidehill, Suffolk: £185 Ruletownhead, £183 Bonjedward, £175 Mossilee, £167 Brothershiels, £165 Sunnycroft, £163 Middlethird, £159 Mossilee, The Finches, £158 Middlethird, Half Bred: £173, £167 Blackhill, C, £151 Bonjedward, Blackhill, C, North Country Cheviot: £157, £153 Philiphaugh, £137 Ruletownhead, £131 Saughtree, £127 Fairnilee, Ruletownhead, Zwartble: £147 Cakemuir, £139 Whitlaw Cottage,  Beltex: £145 Horsleyhill Farm, Cheviot Mule: £139 Halidean Mill, £127 Fairnilee, Highland: £137, £127 Carterhaugh, Blackface: £119 Laidlawstiel, £111 Hutlerburn, £105 Laidlawstiel, £93 Synton Parkhead, Kerryhill: £109 Eastfield Farm Cottage

RAMS- Texel: £205 Lower Swinnie, £197 The Finches, Suffolk: £149 Blackhill, C