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Date: 30 May 2022 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

68 Clean Cattle,  68 Cast Cows,  533 Prime Lambs,  586 Prime Hoggs and 298 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (24) averaged 268.15p per kg and sold to 298p

Heifers (42) averaged 280.79p per kg and sold to 314p

Young Bulls (2) averaged 194.38p per kg and sold to 215p

Cast Cows (67) averaged 201.1p per kg and sold to 241p. Top price £2249.24

Cast Bulls (1) sold to 161p , Top price £1552.04

Lambs (533) averaged 327.7p per kilo (+9.7p on the week), £141.21 per head and sold to £165 for Texel Lambs

Top price 3.83p per kg for Texel Lambs

Hoggs (586) averaged 277.65p per kg (+12.6p on the week), £143 per head and sold to £200 for  Texel Hoggs

Top price 312.1 p per kg for Texel Hoggs

Cast Sheep (298) averaged £126.40, and sold to £220 for a Texel Ewe

Heavy Ewes averaged £144, light ewes sold to £157 for Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £108

PRIME CATTLE-

Smashing trade for all types

Bullocks per head: Upper Nisbet £1870.40, Whitrighill £1832.80, Penston £1776.08, Whitrighill £1769 ,£1732.40, Lurdenlaw £1722.80, Lennoxlove £1703.28

Bullocks per kilo: Penston 298p J.A Waters & Sons, Lurdenlaw 292p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Whitrighill 290p (3) Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Worsley Wholesale Butchers and J & J Mather, Penston 290p Worsley Wholesale Butchers

Heifers per head: Bee Edge £1878.60, £1823.36, £1787.84, Penston £1781.64, Whitrighill £1775.76, £1740.48, Bee Edge £1739.52, £1728.72, £1722.24, Upper Nisbet £1705.44

Heifers per kilo: Penston 314p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Bee Edge 310p, 308p, 296p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Lurdenlaw 307p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Lennoxlove and Whitrighill 302p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Greenknowe 300p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Penston 294p J & J Mather, Whitrighill 294p Worsley Wholesale Butchers

Young Bulls per head: Easter Middleton £1331.44, Linton £1277.10

Young Bulls per kilo: Linton 215p

CAST COWS –

Good trade!

Cast Cows per head: Kersknowe £2249.24, Lamberton (Budge) £2110.50, £1987.20, Kersknowe £1966.06, Inland Pastures £1926.98, Dalkeith Home Farm £1845.18, Upper Blainslie £1827.42, Inland Pastures £1818.46

Cast Cows per kilo: Inland Pasture 241p, 239p, Earlside 233p, Inland Pasture 231p, Upper Blainslie 229p, Lamberton(Budge) 225p, Upper Nisbet 223p, Upper Blainslie, Upper Nisbet    and Whitrighill 221p

Cast Bulls: Brockholes £1552.04 (161p)

PRIME LAMBS

A superb show of lambs sold to increased rates.  Average £141.21 (43kgs) 327.7p

Lambs per head-

Texel: £165 Old Melrose Raod, £160, £156 Hermiston, £156 Ballencrieff Mains, £154 Belmont, £153 Edrom Mains, £150 Ballencrieff Mains(3), Thornington (2), Edrom Mains, Brockielaw, Thornington, Huntington, £146 Edrom Mains, Hermiston, Cauldshiel, Marigold, Suffolk: £164 Belmont, £160 Hermiston, Wantonwalls, £156 Belmont, £152 Ballencrieff Mains, £150 Belmont, £149 Whitemire, £146 Edrom Mains, Belmont, Marigold, £145.50 Whitemire, £145 Hermiston, Vendeen: £150 Cauldshiel (2), Charollais: £150, £135 Coltcrooks, Ryeland: £148 Coltcrooks, Hampshire: £146 Marigold, Beltex: £143 Middlestead

Lambs per kilo-

Texel: 383.7p Old Melrose Lodge, 373.3p, 359p, 350p (2), 348.8p Huntington, 341.5p Wantonwalls, Middlethird, Coltcrooks, 341p Wantonwalls, 340p Coltcrooks, 339.1p Ballencrieff Mains, 339p Byrewalls, 336.6p Thornington (2), 333.3p Ballencrieff Mains (2), Edrom Mains, 332.5p Thornington, 331.7p Coltcrooks, Suffolk: 347.6p Belmont, 324.4p Marigold, 319.5p Byrewalls, 319.1p Belmont, 317.4p Edrom Mains, 316.7p Ballencrieff Mains, 316.3p Whitemire, Charollais: 329.3p, 319.1p Coltcrooks, Hampshire: 317.4p Marigold, Ryeland: 315.8p Coltcrooks, Beltex: 315p Middlestead, Vendeen: 312.5p Cauldshiel

PRIME HOGGS

All types dearer on the week.  Numbers coming to an end.  Average £143 (51.5kgs) 277p

Hoggs per head-

Texel: £200, £194 Legars, £182 Elmscleugh, £180 Boghall, £176 Elmscleugh, £173 Waterside, £170 Bettyfield, Waterside, £165, £164 Boghall, £162 Kirktonhill, £160 Waterside (2), £158 West Mill, £150 Boghall (2), Bettyfield, Firbank, Suffolk: £173, £171, £170, £169, £165 (2), £162 Boghall, £162 (3), £155.50 (2)£154.50, £154 Waterside, £153 Boghall, £151 Waterside, £150 West Mill, Boghall, North Country Cheviot: £160 West Mill, £150 Borthwickshiels, £141 West Mill, £140 (2) Waterside, Gilmanscleugh, LLeyn: £153 West Mill,  Blackface: £150, £140 Elmscleugh, £140 Waterside, Greyfaced: £140, £136 Bedrule, £130 Kirktonhill

Hoggs per kilo-

Texel: 312.1p, 308.3p Waterside, 302.1p Boghall, North Country Cheviot: 304.5p, 302.4p Lylestane, 297.2p Shotton, Lleyn: 302.3p West Mill, Suffolk: 300p (3) Boghall, 299p, 297.1p Waterside, Blackface: 297.8p Waterside, Greyfaced: 284.6p Heriot Mill

CAST SHEEP

All Ewe classes saw an increased trade on the week.  Topped twice at £220 for outstanding Texel Ewes from Legars and Huntington.  Average £126.40

Texel: £220 Huntington, Legars, £190, £189 Huntington, £187 Headshaw, Lauder, £179 Rawburn, £177 Headshaw, L, £175 Huntington, £173 Headshaw, L, Shotton, £171 Huntington, £169 Hermiston, £165 Headshaw, L, £155 Kirktonhill, Stobshiel Mains, £151 Waterside, The Lee, Suffolk: £169 Legars, Hermiston, £165, £159 Huntington, £159 The Lee, £157 Huntington, North Country Cheviot: £157 Kirktonhill, £147 Stobshiel Mains, £131 West Deloraine, £130 Kirktonhill, £127 Rawburn, Kirktonhill, New Channelkirk, £125 Headshaw, L, Greyfaced: £149 Kirktonhill, £145 Hermiston, £141 Shotton, £135 Kirkonhill, £131 Rawburn, Bettyfield, Kirktonhill, £129 Lamberton, The Lee, Lleyn: £145 Trabroun, Half Bred: £135 Middlethird, Cheviot Mule: £131 Rawburn,  Zwartble: £129 Waterside, Easycare: £127 East Mains, Lauder, Aberfield: £127 Carterhaugh, Ryeland: £127 Damhead, Lothianburn, Blackface: £127 Elmscleugh, £119 The Lee, £115 Elmscleugh, Heriot Mill, £111 Heriot Mill

RAMS

Texel: £195 Bettyfield, £191 Legars, Suffolk: £177 The Lee, Blackface: £147 Ettrickshaws, £141 Elmscleugh, North Country Cheviot: £145 West Deloraine, £141 Borthwickshiels,  Kerryhill: £143 Borthwickshiels