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Date: 25 April 2022 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

At St Boswells on Monday 25th April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

95 Clean Cattle, 46 Cast Cows,  12 Prime Lambs, 1476 Prime Hoggs and 347 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (27) averaged 266p per kg and sold to 288p(x2)

Heifers (61) averaged 279p per kg and sold to 316p

Young Bulls (7) sold to 218p per kg.  Top price £2275

Cast Cows (45) averaged 207p per kg and sold to 249p. Top price £2145

Cast Bulls (1) averaged 147p per kg , Top price £1278

Lambs (12) averaged 290p per kilo £135 per head and sold to £140 Charollais Lambs

Top price 300p per kg for Charollais Lambs

Hoggs (1476) averaged 253p per kg, £127 per head and sold to £154 for Beltex Hoggs

Top price 312p per kg for Beltex Hoggs

Cast Sheep (347) averaged £122.59, and sold to £215 for Suffolk Ewes

Heavy Ewes averaged £145, light ewes sold to £153 for North Country Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £95

PRIME CATTLE-

A tremendous trade throughout.

Bullocks per head: Whitrighill £2229.12, £2087.88, £1968.36, Bee Edge £1877.76, £1836.80, Meikle Harelaw £1796.34

Bullocks per kilo: Bee Edge 288p, Faughhill 288p Shaw Fine Meats, Whitrighill 284p, 282p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Bee Edge 280p, Meikle Harelaw 278p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Gospehall 278p Worsley Wholesale Butchers

Heifers per head: Bee Edge £1897.20, £1860, £1854.40, £1853.80 Greenknowe £1842.24

Heifers per kilo: Lennoxlove 316p Foley Bros, Bee Edge 310p, 306p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Lennoxlove (2), Greenknowe 304p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Bee Edge 304p Denholm Meat Supplies, Penston (2), Lennoxlove 302p Worsley Wholesale Butchers,

Young Bulls per head: £2275.92 Kersknowe

Young Bulls per kilo: 218p Kersknowe, 192p Bedrule

CAST COWS

Plainer show forward, still an exceptional trade.

Cast Cows per head: Honeyburn £2145.26, Kersknowe £2083.20, Wester Middleton £2077.42, Thrunton £2076.12, £1926.96, £1900.60, Upper Blainslie £1822.50

Cast Cows per kilo: Greenknowe 249p, Upper Blainslie 243p, Greenknowe, Wester Middleton 241p, Greenknowe 235p, Corsbie 233p

CAST BULLS per kilo: Broomilees £1278.90 (147p)

PRIME LAMBS

Lambs per head-

Charollais: £140, £135, £132 Ladyflat

Lambs per kilo-

Charollais: 300p, 264.7p Ladyflat

PRIME HOGGS

Great show of heavy hoggs again.  Average 253p (50kgs) £127  SQQ 281p

Hoggs per head-

Beltex: £154 Faughhill, £149 Leaston, £140 Boghall, £136 Lylestane, £135 Boghall, £133 Lylestane, £132 (3) Faughhill, £130 Lylestane, Swinnie, Texel: £145, 143.50 Boghall, £141 Lylestane, £140 Leaston, Newton of Crathie (2), Lylestane, Boghall (3), £139 Boghall, £138 Newton of Crathie, Boghall (2)Newton of Crathie (2), £137 Newton of Crathie, Boghall, £136.50 Boghall (2)North Country Cheviot: £145 Adderstonshiels, £135 Thorlieshope (R.Walker), £130 Boghall, £127 Saughtree, Boghall, Suffolk: £143.50, £142, £141.50 (2), £140.50, £140 (2), £139.50, £139, £138.50 Boghall,  £138.50 Newton of Crathie, £138, £137 (2) Boghall, £136 Whitsome West Newton, Boghall, £135.50 (2) Boghall, £135 Broomilees, Boghall, Greyfaced: £140, £133 Boghall, Blackface: £126 Saughtree (P.Jackson), Cheviot Mule: £128 Faughhill

Hoggs per kilo-

Beltex: 312.3p Faughhill, 309.5p Lylestane, 307.7p, 307p(3) Faughhill, 304.3p, 300p Boghall, 291.8p, 289.1p Lylestane, 288.9p Swinnie, Texel: 308.8p Newton of Crathie, 305.9p Lylestane, 305.6p Firbank (G.Sharp), 302.6p Newton of Crathie, 297.6p Boghall, 297.1p Threepwood, 293.3p Newton of Crathie, 290.5p Firbank (G.Sharp), 289.5p Newton of Crathie, 288.4p Faughhill, 286.4p Putton Mill, Newton of Crathie, Boghall, 285.7p Shotton, New Blainslie, Faughhill, 283.5p, 280.7p New Blainslie, 280.5p Newton of Crathie, Faughhill, North Country Cheviot: 296.2p Faughhill, 289.5p Saughtree, 288.6p Boghall, 287.1p Faughhill, 284.1p (2) Lylestane, 280p Kirklands, A, Suffolk: 295.5p Ladyflat, 285p Newton of Crathie, 279.1p Kirktonhill, 278.2p Faughhill, 274.4p New Blainslie, 272.7p Newton of Crathie

CAST SHEEP

Similar high rates as  in previous weeks.  Numbers slow in coming forward.

Sale topped at £215 with a large bred Suffolk Ewe from 1 Noble Place, Hawick.

Cast Tups peaked at £179 with a pair of Texel Tups from J.J Patterson, Kirktonhill

Suffolk: £215 Noble Place, Hwk, £181, £177 Hawksnest, Galashiels,Leaston, Noble Place, Hwk, £171 Brotherstone, £165 Ladyflat, £163 Marvingston (2), Blackcruik, £161 Nether Howden, £159 Marchcleugh, £157 Marvingston, Charollais: £191 Rhodes Holdings, £161 Ladyflat, Beltex: £187 Craighouse, £179 Broadlaw, £157 Faughhill, £143 Craighouse, Hampshire: £185, £159 East Fortune, Texel: £185 Leaston, £165 Rhodes Holdings, £163 East Fortune, Leaston, £161, £159 Rochester House Farm, £157 Treaty Park, £155, £149 Threepwood, Half Bred: £165, £125 Marvingston, £125 Blackcruik, Zwartble: £159 Faughhill, North Country Cheviot: £153 Whitehill (Newtrench), £145 New Channelkirk, £141 Whitehill (Newtrench), Millheugh, £137 New Channelkirk, £131 Rhodes Holdings, £130, £129 Craighouse, Greyfaced: £143 Lumsdaine, £139 Newhouses, £135 Treaty Park, Blackcruik, Blackburn, L, £133 Lumsdaine, £131 Newhouses, £125 Blackcruik, Broomilees, £123 Swinside Farming, Lleyn: £141, £135 Falla Cottage (J.Barber). £133, £131 Ruletownhead, £123 Watson Farming, Bonnyrigg, £115 Falla Cottage, (J.Barber)Cheviot Mule: £137 Millheugh, £135 Lumsdaine, Swaledale: £117 Horsley Hill, £105 Broomilees (M.Kelly), Jacob: £117, £101 Blackcruik, Blackface: £115 Meigle, £99 Lumsdaine, £85 Meigle, £83 Blackcruik

RAMS-

Texel: £179 Kirktonhill, Easycare: £143, £123 Dolphinson,