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Date: 15 March 2021 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

St Boswells sold 74 Clean Cattle, 36 Cast Cows, Prime 1514 Hoggs and 449 Cast Ewes
Excellent show of Prime Cattle forward.  More Feeding Cast Cows about.
Bullocks (23) averaged 231p per kg and sold to 256p  (+1p on the week) 
Heifers (46) averaged  244p per kg and sold to 266p (x2) (+6p on the week)
1 Young Bull sold to 193p (+10p on the week)
36 Cast Cows averaged 160p per kg and sold to 237p  (-8p on the week) Top price £1692
1514 Hoggs averaged 287p per kg (-12p on the week)  £127 per head and sold to £174, top price 366p per kg for Beltex Hoggs
499 Ewes averaged £83.57 and sold to £139 for Bluefaced Leicester Ewes
Heavy Ewes averaged £116.20, light ewes sold to £117 for North Country Cheviot Ewes and averaged £77.39

CATTLE
Bullocks per head:
(465-555 kgs): Gala Farms £1386.84, Galagate £1269.68, £1247.58, Gospelhall £1243.20
(556+ kgs): Milrighall £1590.80, Lurdenlaw £1579.88, £1551.36, Bowland £1540.88, Milrighall £1532, Upper Nisbet £1506.96, Smailholm Mains £1502.58
Bullocks per kilo:
(465-555 kgs.  Average 238.87p): Gala Farms 254p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Caverton Mill 247p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Gospelhall 240p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd
(556+kgs.  Average 228.67p): Lurdenlaw 256p, 255p, 254p Cooper Butchers, J.Saunderson Ltd, J.A Waters & Sons, Upper Nisbet 252p R & G Moor, Bee Edge 248p R & G Moor
Heifers per head:
(400-484kgs): Caverton Mill £1180.48, Wester Ulston £1159.62
(485 + kgs): Bee Edge £1595.30, Longnewton £1583.78, Bee Edge £1580.80, £1580.04, £1573.44, Upper Nisbet £1547.14, Bee Edge £1542.80, Traprain £1536, Bee Edge £1522.92, Longnewton £1522.20
Heifers per kilo:
(400-484kgs.  Average 245.72p): Wester Ulston 251p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Caverton Mill 248p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd
(485+kgs.  Average 243.92p): Bee Edge 266p (2) Briggsys Butchers, R & G Moor, Bee Edge 265p, 264p Foley Bros and Hugh Black & Sons, Smailholm Mains 260p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 260p Foley Bros
Young Bull: Wolfstar £1254.50 (193p per kg)

Cast Cows per head: Inland Pastures £1692.18, £1535.50, £1478.10, Wantonwalls £1410.50, Oakwood £1386, Wantonwalls £1372.74, Butchercote £1372.58, Shidlaw £1366.06, Hermiston £1320.42, Inland Pasture £1309.80
Cast Cows per kilo: Inland Pastures 237p, Oakwood 198p, 195p, Inland Pastures 195p, Butchercote 187p, Inland Pasture 185p, Upper Nisbet 181p, Inland Pasture, Hermiston 177p, Girrick 175p
Cast Bull per head: Hartside £1379.70
Cast Bulls per kilo: Hartside 135p, Kelsocleugh Farming 125p

HOGGS
Good show of hoggs forward with many hill bred types present.  Average 287p per kg, £127 per head.  SQQ 293p
Hoggs per head:
Beltex: £174 Crookston, £162 Threeburnford, £158 Heriotsfield (A.Halliday), £154 Crookston, £148 Boghall, £139 Crookston, £137 Threeburnford, Texel: £170, £160 Threepwood, £156 Boghall, £154 Kirktonhill, £150 Fountainhall, £148 Crookston, £146 Bonjedward, £145 Crookston, Fountainhall, £144 Old Melrose Lodge, Whitrighill, £142 Whitrighill, £140 Sunnycroft, Whitrighill, £139 Threeburnford, Faughhill, £138 Faughhill, £135 Mainside, Whitrighill, Boghall, Suffolk: £172, £166, £165 (2) Glenalmond, £164 Boghall, £163 Threepwood, Glenalmond, £160 Boghall, £157 Glenalmond, £156 Bonjedward, £154 Leetside, £153, £148 (2) Boghall, £146 Glenalmond, £145 Bonjedward, £143 Boghall, £135 Bonjedward, £134, £132 Boghall, North Country Cheviot: £154 North Synton, £150 Poppets Cottage, £147 Gilmanscleugh, £146 Adderstonshiels, £145 Mainside, £139 Boghall, Mainside, £137 Boghall, £135 Thorlieshope, Boreland, Blackface: £150, £141 Blakehope, £140 Tollishill, £139 Burncastle, Longcroft, £134 Blakehope, £130 Hartside, Blue Texel: £144 Boggs Holdings, Bluefaced Leicester: £144 Hartside, Half Bred: £142 Bonjedward, £130 Boghall, Shetland: £118 Crumstane, Greyfaced: £110 Stoneypath
Hoggs per kilo:
Beltex: 366.7p Crookston, 365.7p Heriotsfield, 360.5p Threeburnford, 356.4p Crookston, 328.9p Boghall, 315.8p Poppets Cottage, 309.8p Heriotsfield, Texel: 337.5p, 325.7p New Blainslie, 317.9p, 314.6p Faughhill, 314.6p Whitrighill, 311.1p New Blainslie, 308.9p Threeburnford, 306.8p Boghall, 306.8p Mainside, 306.4p Old Melrose Lodge, 305.9p Bonjedward, 302.9p Threeburnford, 302.6p New Blainslie, 302.4p Bonjedward, 301.3p New Blainslie, 300p Whitrighill, Stonyepath, Swinnie (2), New Blainslie, Blue Texel: 308.1p Boggs Holdings, North Country Cheviot: 308.1p Boghall, 300p Wedderlie, 297.7p Boghall, 297.5p Dod Farm, 297.4p Mainside, 294.9p Dod Farm, 293.2p Wedderlie, 293.1p Boghall, 293p (2)Pawston , 292.3p Kirktonhill, 292p Boghall, 291.9p Traprain, 290.5p Pawston, 290.4p Traprain, 290.1p Adderstonshiels, Suffolk: 302.4p Boghall, 298.8p Bonjedward, 298p Glenalmond, 297.9p, 297.8p Boghall, 297.6p Glenalmond, Stoneypath, 297.4p New Blainslie, 296.5p Boghall, 296.4p Glenalmond, 295.9p Bonjedward, 294.2p, 293.1p Boghall,  290.7p Belmont, 290.3p Bonjedward, 290.2p Boghall, Blackface: 300p, 278.9p Stoneypath, 277.4p Threeburnford, Half Bred: 294.7p Bonjedward

EWES
Cast sheep again a flying trade with well over two thirds of the sale being hill bred sorts!
All classes of Ewes are keenly sought after and can be sold to vendors advantage.
A pen of 14 Scotch Blackface Ewes caught the buyers eye selling to £91 a head.  Whilst Jack Kay & Sons, Hartside, peaked the sale at £139 for Bluefaced Leicester Ewes!
Bluefaced Leicester: £139, £135 Hartside, £121 Stoneypath, Hartside, £109 Hartside, £103 Boreland, Texel: £137 Belmont, Huntington, £133 Edrom Mains, £129 Belmont, £127 Redpath East End, £123 Edrom Mains, £117 Stoneypath, Huntington, £115 Edrom Mains, Stoneypath, £113 Sunnycroft, Greenhead, S, Suffolk: £129 Fountainhall, Edrom Mains, £125 Fountainhall, £119 Edrom Mains, £113 Huntington, £111 Greenhead, S, £109 Edrom Mains, £107 Sunnycroft, £103 Huntington, £97 Greenhead, S, Border Leicester: £117 Gilmanscleugh, North Country Cheviot: £117, £115 Nisbet Mill, £113 Smiddy Hill, Boreland, £111 Nisbet Mill (2), Adderstonshiels, £99 Adderstonshiels, £95 Smiddy Hill, Wedderlie, £87 Boreland, £83 Wedderlie, Cheviot Mule: £115 Belmont, £99 Parkhill, Greyfaced: £107 Threeburnford, £105 Burncastle, £103 Edrom Mains, £99 Kirktonhill, South Country Cheviot: £99 Chatto, £79 Parkhill, Blackface: £91 Burncastle, £85 (2), £81 Hartside, £77 Burncastle, £75 Whitehope, I, £73 (2) Burncastle, £71 Kirktonhill

RAMS
Bluefaced Leicester: £131 Boreland, £127 Hartside, Blackface: £112, £105, £93 Blakehope, £93 Halterburnhead, Lleyn: £103 Ruletownhead, Suffolk: £99 Leetside, £87 Ruletownhead, Norfolk Horn: £97 Crumstane, Shetland: £77 Crumstane