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Date: 18 July 2022 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

Sold 71 Clean Cattle, 33 Cast Cows, 1966 Prime Lambs and 580 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (20) averaged 277p per kg and sold to 302p

Heifers (50) averaged 284.6p per kg and sold to 312p

Young Bull (1) sold to 206p

Cast Cows (31) averaged 200p per kg and sold to 229p Top price £1891

Cast Bulls (2) averaged 172p per kg and sold to 173p  , Top price £1667

Lambs (1966) averaged 300p per kilo (+10p on the week), £130 per head and sold to £175

Top price 346.7p per kg for Beltex Lambs

Cast Sheep (580) averaged £112.70, and sold to £223 for a Texel

Heavy Ewes averaged £137, light ewes sold to £127 for Jacob Ewes, and averaged £101


As fiery as the weather

Bullocks per head: Bee Edge £1873.40, £1831.06, Whitrighill £1840.32, Faughhill £1799.68, Whitrighill £1775.76, £1770.12, £1756.80

Bullocks per kilo: Whitrighill 298p, 294p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Faughhill 296p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Bee Edge 290p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Whitrighill and Oldcastles 288p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Bee Edge 287p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Whitrighill 284p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Lurdenlaw 284p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Faughhill 282p Worsley Wholesale Butchers

Heifers per head- Whitsome West Newton £1919.12, Whitrighill £1884.48, Whitsome West Newton £1805.88, Lurdenlaw £1799.16, £1792.20, Bee Edge £1788, Whitrighill £1773.20 (2), Bee Edge £1752

Heifers per kilo: Whitrighill 312p, 310p, 304p, 302p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Lennoxlove 302p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Bee Edge 300p Forsyths of Peebles, Lennoxlove 299p Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Lurdenlaw 298p J.A Waters & Sons, Bee Edge 298p Worsley Wholesale Butchers

Young Bulls: Kersknowe £2002.32(206p)


Good trade!

Cast Cows per head: Kersknowe £1891.54, Hexpath £1753.36, Shaws £1638, Howahill £1630.20, Rumbletonlaw and Shaws £1605.80, Boreland £1562.10, South Riccalton £1533.40

Cast Cows per kilo: Kersknowe 229p, Shaws 225p, Rumbletonlaw, Shaws and Hexpath 217p, Shaws 211p, 209p, Brothershiels, Howahill 209p, Shaws 207p

Cast Bulls per head: Gateshaw £1667.72, £1593.72

Cast Bulls per kilo: Gateshaw 173p, 171p


A superb show of lambs saw a slight increase in returns.  Average 300p (43.3kgs) £130

Lambs per head-

Texel: £175 Lamberton (M.Budge), £173 Symington Mains, £169 Butterdean, £166 Bonjedward, £165 Symington Mains, £164 Huntington, Legars, £163 Haltree, £162 Pikestane, £160 Butterdean, Whitstome West Newton, £158 Leaston, Symington Mains, Haltree (2), Brothershiels (2), Corsbie, Lumsdaine, Greenhead, Reston, Beltex: £158, £156, £155 Craiglea, £149 Whitsome West Newton, £145 Threeburnford, Craiglea, £140 South Dissington, Suffolk: £156 Butterdean, £151.50 Stoneypath, £150 Headshaw, L, £147 Muircleugh, £143 Blegbie, £142 Headshaw, L, £140.50 Thornington, North Country Cheviot: £145 Symington Mains, Cheviot Mule: £145 Howden (S.Mabon), Blue Texel: £144 Hermiston

Lambs per kilo-

Beltex: 346.7p Craiglea, 338.6p Whitsome West Newton, 333.3p Craiglea, 329.5p Threeburnford, 329.2p, 323.3p, 322.2p Craiglea, 321.8p South Dissington, 315.4p Threeburnford, Texel: 336.8p Whitsome West Newton, 334.1p Sunnycroft, 331.9p, 331.2p Whitsome West Newton, 329.2p Symington Mains, 328.9p Whitsome West Newton, 327.7p Greenhead, Selkirk, 327.3p Huntington, 326.3p Greenhead, Reston, 325.8p (2), 324.2p Haltree, 323.5p Symington Mains, 322.9p Greenhead, Selkirk, 322.6p Haltree, 322.3p Bonjedward, 322.2p South Dissington, Corsbie, 320.8p Headshaw, L, Suffolk: 322.6p, 315.6p Headshaw, L, 312.4p Stoneypath, 312p, 307.9p Butterdean, Blue Texel: 320p (2) Hermiston, North Country Cheviot: 308.5p Symington Mains


Following the trend set by the weather, Cast Sheep sold to a fiery trade for all classes.

Sale peak of £223 with an exceptional Texel Tup from W.Arnott & Co, Butterdean.  Ewes sold to a top of £170 with a Texel bred Ewe from Muircleugh Partners


Texel: £170 Muircleugh, £160, £157 Wester Ulston, £157 Upper Samieston, Blegbie, £141 (2) Nether Howden, Suffolk: £161 Ruecastle Cottages, £155 Ecclaw, £149 Nether Howden, £147 Bonjedward, Middlethird, £143 Ecclaw, Greenhead, Reston, Bleu du Maine: £157 Craiglea, Bluefaced Leicester: £155 Howden (S.Mabon), Blue Texel: £153, £141 Hermiston, Beltex: £147, £145, £141 Ruecastle Cottages, Cheviot Mule: £143 Over Blainslie, £135 Blegbie, £133 Muircleugh, Blair Cochrane, £123 Lumsdaine, Greyfaced: £143, £129 Synton Parkhead, £127 Ecclaw, Blair Cochrane, £123 Lumsdaine, Middlethird, Jacob: £127 Howden (S.Mabon), North Country Cheviot: £119 Kirklands, Ancrum, £115 Blair Cochrane, £113 Bonjedward, £111 Blair Cochrane, Blackface: £111 Blair Cochrane, Stoneypath, £107 Lumsdaine, £103 Middle Monynut, £103 Whitehope, Innerleithen, £99 Blair Cochrane, Rouge: £95 Blair Cochrane


Texel: £223, £217, £193 Butterdean, Suffolk: £200 Butterdean, Bluefaced Leicester: £157 Hartside, Beltex: £147, £145 Blackadder Mains, Easycare: £127, £123 Hillhouse, Blackface: £119 Hartside