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Date: 29 March 2021 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

Sold 74 Clean Cattle, 20 Cast Cows, 937  Prime Hoggs and 187 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (23) averaged 235p per kg and sold to 260p  (n/c on the week) 

Heifers (51) averaged  240p per kg and sold to 266p (n/c on the week)

20 Cast Cows averaged 163p per kg and sold to 191p  (n/c on the week) Top price £1440

937 Hoggs averaged 280p per kg (+12p on the week),  £130 per head and sold to £166, top price 340p per kg for Beltex Hoggs

Cast Sheep averaged £96.09 and sold to £155 for Texel Tups

Heavy Ewes averaged £123, light ewes sold to £115 for North Country Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £70.80

CATTLE

Quality, fleshed butchers’ cattle wanted.

Bullocks per head:
(465-555 kgs):
Wester Ulston £1349.12, Nisbet £1333.32
(556+ kgs): West Garleton £1569.48, Lurdenlaw £1510.40, Faughhill £1505.24, Nisbet £1492.92

Bullocks per kilo:
(465-555 kgs.  Average 239.54p):
Lurdenlaw 260p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Wester Ulston 248p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Nisbet 246p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd,
(556+kgs.  Average 245.51p): Lurdenlaw 257p John Saunderson Ltd, Lurdenlaw 256p J.A Waters & Sons, Nisbet 252p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, West Garleton 246p J.A Waters & Sons,

Heifers per head:
(485 + kgs):
Wester Middleton £1617.20, Standhill £1612.80, Bee Edge £1580.04, £1573.80, £1573.44, £1551.36, £1548.00

Heifers per kilo:
(400-484 kgs.  Average 229.49p):
Whitsome West Newton 246p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd
(485+kgs.  Average 240.79): Bee Edge 266p Denholm Meat Supplies, Bee Edge 264p R & G Moor, Longnewton 261p Foley Bros, Penston 260p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Longnewton 260p Forsyths of Peebles, Wester Middleton 260p S.I Carlisle & Co, Bee Edge 258p (3) Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, R & G Moor, S.I Carlisle & Co

Cows – very scarce and wanted.

Cast Cows per head: Birkenside £1440.14, Wester Middleton £1419.54, Nether Howden £1374.72, Wester Middleton £1355.82, Bow £1262.46, Broomiebank £1244.88, Wester Middleton £1240.80, Upper Nisbet £1237.08

Cast Cows per kilo: Birkenside 191p, Nether Howden 185p, Upper Nisbet 183p, Nether Howden 179p, Wester Middleton 177p (2), Nether Howden 173p, Broomiebank 171p, Nether Howden 167p, Wester Middleton 165p

Cast Bulls per head: Birkenside £1403.52 (129p)

HOGGS

A good show of heavy well fleshed hoggs forward, returns similar.  Average £130 (280p), 46.5kgs.  SQQ 290p

Hoggs per head:

Suffolk: £166 (2), £165, £164 (2), £161 (3), £160 (2) Boghall, £156 Mainhill, £152 (3) Boghall, £146 Bonjedward, Ladyflat, £140 (2) Mainhill, Boghall, Texel: £158 Whitsome West Newton, £155 Mainhill, £148, £146 Whitsome West Newton, £145 Bonjedward, £143 (2) Whitrighill, £140 Faughhill, Bonjedward, £138 (2)Bonjedward, £137, £136 Whitrighill, £135 Heriot Mill, £134 Mainhill, £130 Crailing Nook, Whitrighill, Charollais: £156 Ladyflat, Beltex: £157, £150, £146, £144, £136 Faughhill, £133 Kaeside, North Country Cheviot: £139 Adderstonshiels, £134 (2), £126.50 (2), £126 (2) Boghall, £126 Saughtree, Blackface: £139, £136 Dryhope, Greyfaced: £129, £127 Crosshall

Hoggs per kilo:

Beltex: 340p, 333.3p, 324.4p (2), 320p, 301.9p Faughhill, North Country Cheviot: 317.9p Dod Farm, 310.4p, 298.7p Traprain, 294.2p (2), 294.1p,. 293p (2) Boghall, 290p Dod Farm, Texel: 313.6p Bonjedward, 307.9p Yarrow Farmhouse, 306.7p Bonjedward, 305p Halidean Mill, 304.3p, 300p Bonjedward, 300p (2) Faughhill, 297.4p Halidean Mill, 296p Ruletownhead, 295p Swinnie, 291.8p Yarrow Farmhouse, 291.7p, 290.9p Faughhill, 289.4p Whitrighill, 288.9p Crailing Nook, 286.1p Halidean Mill, 285.7p Mainhill, Suffolk: 298p, 293p Bonjedward, 285.7p, 281.8p Ruletownhead, 280.4p Heriot Mill

EWES

An exuberant trade witnessed for a plain show of Cast Sheep forward.

Cast Tups lead the trade, firstly with a powerful Texel from J.G Grieve, The Lee at £155 and then sharp behind were Beltex ad Texel Tups, sold separately, both to achieve £151 a head from W.Murray (Farming), Redden

With numbers tightening, all classes of Cast Sheep are keenly sought after!!

Texel: £139 Birkenside, £131 The Lee, £130 Faughhill, £119, £115 Nether Howden, £115 Windshiel, £113 Berryhill, A & S Livestock, £109 Townhead, £105 Windshiel, Suffolk: £127 Ladyflat, £123 A & S Livestock, £121 Bonjedward, £119 Birkenside, Bonjedward, £115 Birkenside, Ladyflat, £113 Birkenside, A & S Livestock, £111 Faughhill, Charollais: £129, £119 Ladyflat, £119, £113 (2), £109 Whitsome West Newton, Lleyn: £123, £95 Shepherds Cottage, Beltex: £121 Faughhill, Cheviot Mule: £121, £105 Birkenside, £105 Windydoors, Greyfaced: £118 Heriot Mill, £115 Crailing Nook, £113 Nether Howden, £111 Heriot Mill, £109 Bowland, £107 Berryhill, Birkenside, The Lee, £103 Nether Howden, Birkenside, £99 The Lee, Bluefaced Leicester: £115 Bowland, North Country Cheviot: £115 North Synton, £113 Bonjedward, £103 North Synton, £101 Faughhill, £93 Bowland, Saughtree, Blackface: £93 The Lee, £79, £65 Bowland, £65 Philiphaugh

RAMS

Texel: £155 The Lee, £151 Redden, £101 Windshiel, Beltex: £151, £145 Redden, Romney: £117, £113 Bow,  Charollais: £107 Yarrow Farmhouse, Lleyn: £101 Windshiel