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Date: 19 April 2021 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

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

CATTLE

Prime Cattle an electric trade once again with native cattle forward.

Sold 69 Clean Cattle, 20 Cast Cows, 6 Prime Lambs, 876 Prime Hoggs and 287 Cast Sheep

Bullocks (16) averaged 247p per kg and sold to 270p (2)  (n/c on the week) 

Heifers (53) averaged  251p per kg and sold to 278p (n/c on the week)

20 Cast Cows averaged 171p per kg and sold to 199p.Top price £1711

6 Lambs averaged 312p per kg, sold to £144 per head and 324p per kg

876 Hoggs averaged 305p per kg (-10p on the week) and sold to £171, top price 371p per kg for Beltex Hoggs

Cast Sheep averaged £104, and sold to £153 for Beltex Ewes

Heavy Ewes averaged £128, light ewes sold to £131 for Cheviot Ewes, and averaged £93

Clean Cattle a fantastic trade for all classes

Bullocks per head:

(465-555kgs): Pathhead £1474.20, £1388.40, Wester Ulston £1346.56, Caverton Mill £1346.20, Nisbet £1340.90

(556+kgs): Faughhill £1617.20, Nisbet £1613.52, Wester Ulston £1539, Galagate £1522.72, Nisbet £1495.74, Smailholm Mains £1479, Venchen £1455.30.

Bullocks per kilo:

(465-555kgs.  Average 261.46p): Pathhead 270p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Caverton Mill 265p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Wester Ulston 263p Mr G.Chapman, Pathhead 260p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(556+kgs.  Average 237.69p): Wester Ulston 270p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Faughhill 260p J.A Waters & Son, Nisbet 257p Mr G.Chapman, Smailholm Mains 255p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Galagate 253p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

Heifers per head:

(400-484kgs): Nisbet £1243.20, Outerston £1190.22, £1170.56

(485 + kgs): Nisbet £1728.72, Bee Edge £1650, Nisbet £1640.08, Bee Edge £1634.64, £1622.50, £1615.68

Heifers per kilo:

(400-484kgs.  Average 235.58p): Nisbet 259p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Outerston 249p, 248p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Outerston 246p Michael Malone of Edinburgh

(485+kgs.  Average 252.68p): Bee Edge 278p Forsyths of Peebles, 275p (2) Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, 272p Forsyths of Peebles, 272p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Penston 271p Forsyths of Peebles

Cast Cows per head: Butcherscote £1381.88, Ellemford £1359.38, Butchercote £1304.68, Ellemford £1301.30, Ruletownhead £1273.80, Ellemford £1260.24, £1259.02, £1246.08

Cast Cows per kilo: Ruletownhead 199p, Butchercote 193p, Whitriggs 185p, Ellemford 177p (2), Saughland 175p, Gospelhall 173p

Cast Bulls per head:  Butchercote £1711.24, Papple £1693.44

Cast Bulls per kilo: Butchercote 179p, 155p, Papple 147p

LAMBS

Lambs per head:

Charollais: £144, £136 Runningburn, Suffolk £135, £120 H & A Farms

HOGGS

More mixed types forward.  Still selling to great rates.

Average - £137 (305p) 45kgs.  SQQ 318p

Hoggs per head:

Suffolk: £171 (2), £170 (4), £169, £166, £164 (4), £160 , £155, £150 (2), £149 Boghall, Texel: £165, £164 (3), £163, £160 (2), £158, £156 (2) Boghall, £155 (2) Faughhill, £150 Broom, £148 Hermiston, £145 Boghall, Gala Farms, Tynehead, Faughhill, Cheviot Mule: £162 Boghall, North Country Cheviot: £160, £145 Adderstonshiels, £144 Boghall, £140 Thorlieshope (R.Walker), Saughtree, £134 (2) Boghall, Beltex: £154 Craighouse, £154 (2) £150, £145 Faughhill, £141 Waterside, Faughhill, £138, £131 Waterside, Bluefaced Leicester: £144 Hollybush, Charollais: £140 Hallrule Mill,  Blackface: £135 Burnhouse Mains, Greyfaced: £130 Huntershall, Shetland: £124 Threepwood, £105 Stichell Eastfield

Hoggs per kilo:

Beltex: 371.1p Waterside, Faughhill, 366.7p Craighouse, 363.2p, 345p Waterside, 324.2p Faughhill, 324p Waterside, 320.8p Faughhill, Texel: 339.8p Boghall, 336.4p Hermiston, 336.3p Waterside, 334.2p Faughhill, 331.7p, 329.3p Waterside, 328p (2) Boghall, 327.5p Waterside, 326.8p Boghall, 322.5p Waterside, 318.2p Kilnknowe, 316.9p, 316.1p Waterside, 315.6p Faughhill, 314.6p, 313.7p Boghall, 313.6p Faughhill, 312p (2) Boghall, North Country Cheviot: 321.1p Saughhtree, 319p (2) Boghall, 310p Saughtree, Swinnie, Suffolk: 309.4p, 306.4p, 301.4p Boghall, Shetland: 302.4p Threepwood

EWES

With more Ewes forward direct from the lambing shed, a plainer show of Cast Sheep was witnessed.

Topping at £153 on two occasions, firstly for a smart Charollais from James Neil & Son, Runningburn, then again for a powerful pen of Beltex from D.A Dagg, Craighouse!

Charollais: £153 Runningburn, Beltex: £153 Craighouse, £129 Wester Ulston, £125 Craighouse, Faughhill, Texel: £147 Fountainhall, £143 Hallrule Mill, £139 Threepwood, £135 Hallrule Mill, £131 Rochester House Farm, £129 Sorrowlessfield Mains, Rochester House Farm, £125 Hallrule Mill, Fountainhall, Hawthorn Cottage, Suffolk: £145 Hermiston, £139 Gledswood, £120, £105 Mossilee, North Country Cheviot: £131 Blegbie, £127 Philiphaugh, £117 Haltree, Blegbie, £113 Philiphaugh, Greyfaced: £123 Falside, £113 Satchells, Mossilee, £111 Lumsdaine, £109 Falside, Threepwood, Lleyn: £119, £111 Over Langshaw, £111 The Finches, Cheviot Mule: £109 Wester Ulston, £105 Blegbie, Wester Ulston, Blackface: £100 Burnhouse Mains, £91 Lumsdaine, £87, £85 Burnhouse Mains, Norfolk: £93 Crumstane, Dartmoor: £91 Crumstane, Shetland: £87 Crumstane, £79 Waterside, £63 Sorrowlessfield Mains

RAMS

North Country Cheviot: £133 Haltree, Suffolk: £131 The Finches, Texel: £131 Huntershall, £111 Mossilee, Blackface: £123 Huntershall, LLeyn: £117 Over Langshaw, Beltex: £109 Craighouse, Bluefaced Leicester: £107 Huntershall