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Date: 22 February 2021 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

At St Boswells on Monday 22nd February, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 72 Clean Cattle, 72 Cast Cows, 975 Prime Hoggs and  590 Cast Ewes

Bullocks (16) averaged 223p per kg and sold to 243p  (+1.0p on the week)

Heifers (55) averaged  233p per kg and sold to 256p (+3p on the week)

1 Young Bull sold to 228p

72 Cast Cows averaged 154p per kg and sold to 211p  (n/c on the week) Top price £1412

975 Hoggs averaged 270p per kg (-7p on the week)  £118 per head and sold to £161, top price 337p per kg for Beltex Hoggs

590 Ewes averaged £91.30 and sold to £153 for Suffolk Tups

Heavy Ewes averaged £111, light ewes sold to £113 for North Country Cheviot Ewes and averaged £84.25

CATTLE:

Bullocks per head:

(465-555kgs): Smailholm Mains £1259.50, Galagate £1243

(556+kgs): Faughhill £1501.74, Galagate £1341

Bullocks per kilo:

(465-555kgs.  Average 228.16p): Wester Ulston 236p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Gala Farms 230p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

(556+kgs.  Average 226.32p): Faughhill 243p J & J Mather, Kaeside 226p S.Ramsey, Galagate 226p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

Heifers per head:

(400-484kgs):  Butchercote £1152

(485+kgs): Bee Edge £1538.24, Longnewton £1534, £1512, £1505.28, Longnewton £1504.80, Bee Edge £1500

Heifers per kilo:

(400-484 kgs.  Average 227.03 p): Butchercote 240p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

(485+kgs.  Average 234.2p): Bee Edge 256p Forsyths of Peebles, 253p, 252p Foley Bros, 251p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Penston 250p Forsyths of Peebles, Longnewton 250p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 250p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd

Young Bulls: Conker Cottage £1418.16 (228p)

Cast Cows per head: Honeyburn £1412.46, £1374.72, Inland Pasture £1368.90, Honeyburn £1355.62, Inland Pasture £1353.60, Honeyburn £1353, Huntington £1352.70, Butchercote £1329.90

Cast Cows per kilo: The Lee 211p, Bowershields 192p, Huntington 187p, Oakwood 186p, Caverton Mill 185p, Whitriggs 184p, Inland Pasture 180p, Honeyburn 179p

Cast Bulls per head: Fishwick £1348.62

Cast Bulls per kilo: Oakwood 211p

HOGGS

Heavy show with more hill types forward.  Still selling to extreme rates.

Average – £118, 270p.  SQQ – 279p

Hoggs per head:-

Suffolk: £161 Woodside, £159, £150 The Knock, £147 Woodside, £146 Threepwood, £144 Bonjedward, £143 Chesters Brae, £133 Hardacres, £132 Broomilees, £131 Eden Brook, £129 Bonjedward, £127 Blackhill, £126 Chesters Brae, £125 Eden Brook, £124 Broomilees, £121 Hardacers, £119 Stoneypath, £118 Blackburn, £116 Blackhill, North Country Cheviot: £159, £153 Philiphaugh, £146 The Knock, £140 Adderstonshiels, North Synton, £137 North Synton, £131 Gilmanscleugh, £130 Adderstonshiels, £129 Saughtree, £126.50 Adderstonshiels, £120 Philiphaugh, £119 Saughtree, £116 Adderstonshiels, £115 Langhope, Texel: £156 Threepwood, £154, £153 The Knock, £151 Whitrighill, £150, £149 Threepwood, £147 Kedzlie, £145, £144 (2), £143 Whitrighill, £142 South Common, £141, £140 Whitrighill, £140 Berryhill, £139 Whitrighill, Chesters Brae, £138 Treaty Park, £137 (2) Whitrighill, Beltex: £145 Threepwood, £125, £123, £114 Craighouse, Bluefaced Leicester: £137 Newbigging Walls, £130 Threepwood Cottages, £127 Newbigging Walls, Blackface: £130 The Knock, £125, £123, £118.50 (2), £115 Blakehope, Greyface: £128 Blakehope, £120 Broomilees, £111.50 Stoneypath, Aberfield: £119, £110 Southfield (Innovis)

Hoggs per kilo:-

Beltex: 337p, 328.9p, 325.7p Craighouse, 276.2p Threepwood, Texel: 320p Wester Ulston, Blakehope, 300p Whitrighill, 295.5p Cavers Lea, 292.9p Boggs Holdings, 291.9p Blackburn, 291.7p Whitrighill, 290p Treaty Park, 289.7p Kedzlie, 287.5p South Common, Craighouse, 286.8p Blackburn, 286.6p Southdean, 286.4p Mansfield, 285p Stoneypath, 283.7p, 283.5p Whitrighill, 281.5p Stoneypath, 281.4p Boggs Holdings, 281p Mansefield, North Country Cheviot: 289.2p, 287.8p Kirklands, A, 286.8p Craighouse, 282.5p Woodside, 278.9p Adderstonshiels, 278.9p Southfield (Innovis), 277.8p, 276.9p, 276.7p Saughtree, 276.2p Adderstonshiels, 275.8p Spital Tower, 275.6p Mainside, 274.6p Craighouse, Suffolk: 287.9p Cavers Lea, 282.9p Blackhill, 281p Blackburn, 280p Stoneypath, 275.6p Broomilees, 275p, 271.2p Hardacres, Blackface: 278.7p, 275.6p (2), 273.8p Blakehope, Aberfield: 275p, 270.5p Southfield (Innvois), Greyfaced: 272.5p Broomilees

EWES

Cast Sheep continue to go from strength to strength with all classes keenly sought after.  Numbers short of buyers requirements!

 J.M Elliot & Partners, Woodside Farm topped the sale with a Suffolk Tup at £153.  Ewes topped at £137 for a pair of Suffolks from W.D Mundell, Meigle at £137

Greyfaced Mule Ewes sold to £121 for a powerful pen from Alexander McMorran, Mowhaugh Schoolhouse

Suffolk: £137, £131 Meigle, £129 Eden Brook, £126 Butterdean, £125 New Blainslie, Redpath East End, Chesters Brae, £123 Eden Brook, £121 Woodside, £119 Bonjedward, £117 Woodside, Butterdean, £113 Bonjedward, Texel: £135 Mainside, £123 Cavers Lea, £119 New Blainslie, Noble Place, Hwk, Bonjedward, Butterdean, £118 Butterdean, £117 Cavers Lea, £115 New Blainslie, Whinfield, £113 Mansefield, £109 Cavers Lea, Noble Place, Hwk, £107 Threepwood, Bluefaced Leicester: £129 Burnhead, Cheviot Mule: £123 New Blainslie, £109 Woodside, £107 Lumsdaine, Greyfaced: £121 Mowhaugh Schoolhouse, £115 New Blainslie, £114 Butterdean, £105 Whinfield, £99 Cavers Lea, £97 Lumsdaine, £95 Thornilee Cottage, £93 Whinfield, Lumsdaine, Half Bred: £119 Bonjedward, £117 Blackhill, £111 Bonjedward, £109, £107 Blackhill,   North Country Cheviot: £113 Adderstonshiels, £111 Mellerstain Estate, £101 Mainside, £99 Bonjedward, Woodside, £95 Mellerstain Estate, £93 Meigle, £89 Adderstonshiels, Meigle, £87 Woodside, Lleyn: £111 Ednam West Mains, Blu Texel: £109 The Pond House, Cavers, Romney: £109, £97 Bow, Easycare: £101 Synton Mains, £95 Girrick, £87 Synton Mains, £79 Girrick, South Country Cheviot: £101, £85 Langhope, Blackface: £88  Meigle, £75 Burncastle, £73 Lumsdaine, £71 Burncastle, Whitehope, Stoneypath, Shetland: £67 Thornilee Cottage

RAMS

Suffolk:  £153, £145, £141 Woodside, Bluefaced Leicester: £147 Ettrickshaws, Texel: £141, £113 Langlee Mains, North Country Cheviot: £115 Woodside, Blackface: £85 Tollishill