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Date: 23 May 2022 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

Sold 100 Clean Cattle,  54 Cast Cows, 316 Prime Lambs,  763 Prime Hoggs and  259 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (23) averaged 261p per kg and sold to 293p

Heifers (74) averaged 267p per kg and sold to 303p

Young Bulls (3) averaged 269p per kg and sold to 270p

Cast Cows (51) averaged 199p per kg and sold to 231p. Top price £1925

Cast Bulls (3) averaged 164p per kg and sold to 183p , Top price £1969

Lambs (316) averaged 318p per kilo (+16.2p on the week), £142.18 per head and sold to £167 for   Texel Lambs

Top price 341p per kg for Texel Lambs

Hoggs (763) averaged 265p per kg (-3p on the week), £135.55 per head and sold to £190 for Texel Hoggs

Top price 307p per kg for Texel Hoggs

Cast Sheep (259 ) averaged £111.63, and sold to £200 for a Texel Ewe

Heavy Ewes averaged £136, light ewes sold to £143 for North Country Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £91

PRIME CATTLE-

Quality still in demand, more traditional types harder to cash

Bullocks per head: Upper Niset £1892.78, Standhill £1731.84, Lennoxlove £1719.20, Dunslaw £1716.16, £1677, £1674.24, £1627.20

Bullocks per kilo: Upper Nisbet 293p S.I.Carlisle & Co, West Garleton 285p S.I Carlisle & Co, Lennoxlove 280p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Lurdenlaw 278p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Lylestane 273p S.I Carlisle & Co, Lennoxlove 272p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, West Garleton 270p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

Heifers per head: Bee Edge £1841.64, £1836.10, £1805.88, £1788, Upper Nisbet £1757.40, Bee Edge £1751.04, £1734.48, £1734.20, Upper Nisbet £1708.92

Heifers per kilo: Penston 303p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Bee Edge 301p Denholm Meat Supplies, 298p(3) Hugh Black & Sons Ltd and Worsley Wholesale Butchers(2), Lennoxlove 298p J & J Mather, Penston 294p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 292p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Upper Nisbet 290p Hugh Black & Sons, Lennoxlove 290p Worsley Wholesale Butchers

Young Bulls per head: Sydenham £1504.80, £1420.20

Young Bulls per kilo: Sydenham 270p, 264p

CAST COWS –

Trade keeps marching on

Cast Cows per head: Corsbie £1925.52, Hexpath £1916.46, Crookston £1891.76, Stenmuir, Kelso £1827.54, Thirlestane £1801.70, Easter Middleton £1768, Fishwick £1759.50, Blackcruik Farming £1747.22, Inland Pastures £1729.74, Thirlestane £1728

Cast Cows per kilo: Corsbie 231p, Inland Pasture 227p, Thirlestane 225p (2), Inland Pasture 223p, Crookston, Inland Pasture and Easter Middleton 221p

Cast Bulls: Prora £1969.08(183p/kg), £1821.06

PRIME LAMBS

More numbers with a great show forward.  Average £142.18 (44.7kgs) 318p

Lambs per head-

Texel: £167, £158 (2) Ballencrieff Mains, £158 Traprain, £154.50 Ballencrieff Mains, £154 Brockielaw, Waterside, £153 Edrom Mains (2), Ballencrieff Mains, Redpath East End, £152 (2) Ballencrieff Mains, £151 Traprain, £150 Redpath East End, Suffolk: £162 (2) Waterside, £156 (2) Belmont, £154 Ballencrieff Mains, Waterside, £151, £147 Belmont, £146 Edrom Mains, £145 Ballencrieff Mains, Hampshire: £132.50 Fairlaw, Reston.

Lambs per kilo-

Texel: 341.5p DJ Texels, 340p Edrom Mains (2), Coltcrooks, 331.7p Coltcrooks, 328.7p Ballencrieff Mains, 327.9p Lauder Barns, 326.8p Huntington, 325.8p Traprain, 325.6p Redpath East End, 325p Belmont, 324.4p DJ Texels, 324.2p Waterside, 322.5p Redpath East End, 322p Lauder Barns, 321.7p Traprain, 321.4p Lauder Barns, 320.5p Standhill, 320p Edrom Mains, Coltcrooks, Suffolk: 325.6p (2) Belmont, 324.4p Edrom Mains, 322.4p, 317.9p, 316.7p, 316.1p Belmont

PRIME HOGGS

Mixed show of end of season hoggs.  Quality and weight still paying.  Average £135.55 (51½ kgs) 265p

Hoggs per head-

Texel: £190, £184, £179 Butterdean, £175 (2) Waterside, £172 Blackburn Mill, £168 (2), £167 Waterside, £167 The Craggs, £166 Waterside, £165.50 Boghall, £165 Butterdean, Waterside, £163 Butterdean, Waterside, £161, £159 Waterside, £159 Berryhill, £156 Waterside, Suffolk: £178, £172 Butterdean, £171, £168, £166.50, £166 Boghall, £164.50 Waterside, £164 (2)Boghall, £163.50 Waterside, £163, £161 Boghall, £158 Waterside(2), Butterdean, Boghall, £155.50, £154, £153, £151 Waterside, Beltex: £175 Waterside, £160 Faughhill, North Country Cheviot: £150 Boghall, £143 Waterside, Cheviot Mule: £145 Boghall, Blackface: £143 Waterside, £138 Hartside (2), Waterside, £134 Hartside, £130 Waterside, Greyfaced: £137.50, £135 Boghall, Half Bred: £133 Blackburn Mill

Hoggs per kilo-

Texel: 307p Boghall, 304.2p Waterside, 302.1p Boghall, 300p Blackburn Mill, 297.7p, 293.9p, 292p, 291.7p Waterside, 288p Earlston Mains, Boghall, 286.7p Blackburn Mill, 286.2p, 286p Waterside, 285.2p Boghall, 284.9p Stoneypath, 284p, 280p Boghall (2), Firbank, Earlston, Greyfaced: 289.7p, 275p Boghall, 272.7p Stottencleugh, Suffolk: 287.2p, 285.7p, 282.4p Boghall, 281.8p Faughhill, 280p (2) Stoneypath, 279.6p Boghall, 278.8p Butterdean, Waterside, 278p Boghall (2), 277.2p Waterside, 276.6p Boghall, 275p Shotton, Blackface: 278.6p Waterside, North Country Cheviot: 277.3p Boghall, 274.4p Kirklands, Ancrum, 263.2p Boghall, 260p Waterside, Beltex:  273.4p Waterside, Cheviot Mule: 268.5p Boghall

CAST SHEEP

A flash trade witnessed again as all classes continue to hold the high rates of recent weeks

*A pair of smart Texels topped at £200 from Huntington Partnership, Huntington Farm.  Tups peaked at £169 for a Leicester from Jack Kay & Sons, Hartside Farm*

Texel: £200, £191 Huntington, £181 Earlston Mains, £169 Blackburn Mill, £163 Butterdean, £157 Huntington, £155 Earlston Mains, Belmont, £151 Yarlside, £149 Over Newton, £147 Huntington, Yarlside, Suffolk: £177 Butterdean, £169 Earlston Mains, £157 Huntington, £143 Sunnycroft, £139 Butterdean, £137 The Craggs, £133 Earlston Mains, Blue Texel: £165 Hermiston, £141 Fairnilee, Hampshire: £149, £147 Fairlaw, Reston, North Country Cheviot: £143 Blackburn Mill, Gospelhall, £117 Blackburn Mill, £115 Woodside, Leaderfoot (2), Greyfaced: £135 Berryhill, £129 Butterdean, Over Newton, Stoneypath, £117 Fairnilee, £115 Stottencleugh, £109 Waterside, Zwartble: £127 The Pond House, Cavers, Lleyn: £123, £117 Kilnknowe Cottage, Hawick, Blackface: £117, £109 Burncastle, £105 Stottencleugh, £95 Sunnyside, £93 Over Newton, £91 Outeston Hill, Jacob: £111, £99 Standhill, Hebridean: £35 Gayfield

RAMS

Bluefaced Leicester: £169 Hartside, Suffolk: £167 Butterdean, Blue Texel: £167 Blackburn Mill, Zwartble: £143 The Pond House, Cavers, Border Leicester: £143 Blackburn Mill, Charollais: £139 Gayfield