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Date: 02 May 2022 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

At St Boswells on Monday 2ND May  Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

125 Clean Cattle,  55 Cast Cows,  5 Prime Lambs, 1145 Prime Hoggs and 328 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (45) averaged 268p per kg and sold to 300p

Heifers (79) averaged 266p per kg and sold to 308p

Young Bulls (1) sold to 246p per kg.  Top price £2351

Cast Cows (53) averaged 196p per kg and sold to 237p. Top price £2110

Cast Bulls (2) averaged 141p per kg and sold to 159p , Top price £1888

Lambs (5) averaged 267p per kilo and and sold to £147 for Charollais Lambs

Hoggs (1145) averaged 255p per kg (+2p), £122.50 per head and sold to £ 146.50

Top price 325p per kg for Beltex Hoggs

Cast Sheep (328) averaged £112.30, and sold to £217 for Texel Tups

Heavy Ewes averaged £139, light ewes sold to £153 for North Country Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £91

PRIME CATTLE-

Quality sold to extreme rates.  Heavy cattle good to sell

Bullocks per head: Whitrighill £2041.60, Dunslaw £2000.20, Whitrighill £1981.68, Bee Edge £1951.44, Whitrighill £1929.60, Penston £1923.24, Upper Nisbet £1896, Whitrighill £1893.32, West Longridge £1860.24, Dunslaw £1851.36

Bullocks per kilo: Upper Nisbet 300p, Whitrighill, Lennoxlove 290p, Penston, Lennoxlove 288p, Whitrighill 286p, Lurdenlaw, West Garleton 284p, Elwick 284p

Heifers per head: Bee Edge £1878.12, Elwick £1822.08, Bee Edge £1811.84, £1781.20, £1769.88, Whitsome West Newton £1763.20, Bee Edge £1758.12

Heifers per kilo: Greenknowe 308p, Penston 306p, Upper Nisbet 304p, Elwick 300p(2), Penston 300p Bee Edge 298p, 294p(3)

Young Bulls: £2351.76 Wester Middleton (246p)

CAST COWS

Good trade throughout

Cast Cows per head: WesterMiddleton £2110.90, Pathhead £1899, Bonjedward £1892, Brockhouse £1829.88, Newhouses £1780.84, Butchercote £1760.76, Cortleferry £1753.36, Wolfstar £1719.38

Cast Cows per kilo: Pathhead 237p, Hoselaw 230p, The Lee 229p, Pathhead 225p, Brockhouse 221p, Upper Nisbet, Wolfstar 221p, Cortleferry, Bonjedward 217p, Bonjedward 215p

CAST BULLS: Easter Middleton £1888.92(159p)

PRIME LAMBS

Lambs per head-

Charollais: £147, £144, £131 Runningburn, Suffolk: £130 Whitemire

Lambs per kilo-

Charollais: 272.9p Runningburn, Suffolk: 290.5p Broomilees (M.Kelly)

PRIME HOGGS

Heavy show again.  Returns similar.  Average 255p (48kgs) £122.50.  SQQ 278p

Hoggs per head-

Texel: £146.50 Bettyfield, £145 Kaimridge, £142.50, £139 Bettyfield, £139 Kaimridge, £138.50 Bettyfield, Kaimridge, £137 Firbank, £136.50, £134 Boghall, £133 Lauder Barns, Boghall (2), £132.50 Upper Samieston, £132 Faughhill, Letham Mains, Boghall, £131 Boghall, £130 Firbank, Collielaw, Suffolk: £145.50, £143 (2), £142.50, £141.50, £141(3), £140 (3), £139.50 (3), £139 (3) Boghall, £138.50 Kaimridge, £138 Gospelhall, Kaimridge, North Country Cheviot: £139.50 Nisbet Mill, £138 Saughtree, £137.50 Gospelhall, Beltex: £136 Faughhill, £130 Lower Ashtrees, Faughhill, £125, £120 Wester Ulston, Hampshire: £134 Letham Mains Holdings, Romney: £133 Towford, Greyfaced: £132, £124.50, £123 Boghall,Dorset: £129, £122 West Bastlebog, Charollais: £129 Berryhill, Easycare: £121 (2) Bankhouse, Blackface: £120 Berryhill, Hartside, Aberfield: £118 Over Blainslie

Hoggs per kilo-

Beltex: 325p Faughhill, 320.5p, 307.7p Wester Ulston, 276.6p Lower Ashtrees, Texel: 304.9p, 296.3p Shotton, 292.7p New Blainslie, 292.5p Lower Ashtrees, 291.1p Boghall, 288.4p Rochester House, 287.5p Lower Ashtrees, Shotton, 286.4p Over Blainslie, 285.6p Boghall, 285.4p Dimpleknowe, 281.8p Lower Ashtrees, 280.9p Boghall, Faughhill, North Country Cheviot: 292p, 290p Faughhill, 286p Swinnie, 285.7p (2) Faughhill, 285.4p, 282.9p Adderstonshiels, 280.5p Saughtree, 280p Boghall, Swinnie, Aberfield: 277.6p Over Blainslie, Blackface: 274.4p Stoneypath, 273.2p Faughhill, Suffolk: 272.9p Shotton, Boghall, Greyfaced: 270.7p Boghall

CAST SHEEP

A strong trade again albeit slightly easier on the week and inline with the national trend.

Sale peaked at £217 for a powerful Texel tup from D & I Richardson, Upper Samieston

The Ewe section was topped by a Texel at £185 from the same good home.

Texel: £185, £167, £161 Upper Samieston, £157 Scott Rd, Lauder (J.Ainslie), £155 Crailing Nook, £145 Upper Samieston, £145 Calaburn, £143 Hermiston, Stoneypath, £141 Huntington, Suffolk: £179 Bairnkine, £177 Haltree, £167 Top Cottage,Chatto (H.M Brown), £161 Runningburn, £157 Symington Mains, £155 Bonjedward (2), £151 Hermiston, Fountainhall, £149 Stoneypath, £145 Symington Mains, £143 Noble Place, Hwk, £141 Bonjedward, North Country Cheviot: £161 Fountainhall, £153 Gospelhall, £147 Upper Samieston, Top Cottage, Chatto, £141 Fountainhall, £137 Gospelhall, £133 Springwood Lodge, £129 Haltree, £127 Hexpath, £125 Wester Ulston, £123 Teviotrigg, £121 Philiphaugh, Berrichon: £157 Springwood Lodge,. Cheviot Mule: £145 Wester Ulston, £137 Stoneypath, Upper Samieston, £133 Scott Road, Lauder (J.Ainslie), Beltex: £145 Wester Ulston, Charollais:£143 Whitemire, Half Bred: £137, £119 Bonjedward, Greyfaced: £127 Crailing Nook, Berryhill, £125 Gatshaw, £123 Symington Mains, £121 Stoneypath, £119 Craigend, £117 Hartside, Clarilawmuir, £115 Gateshaw, Kittyfield, Easycare: £97 Bankhouse, Blackface: £93 Berryhill, Shetland: £49 Letham Mains Holdings (S.A Stewart)

RAMS-

Texel: £217 Upper Samieston, Bluefaced Leicester: £143 Upper Samieston, Blackface: £119 Hartside