St Boswells Breeding Sheep Sale

5th September 2019

At the second day of the St Boswells Mart Breeding Sales, Harrison & Hetherington held their Annual Ewe Lamb Sale, followed by Feeding Lambs, the sale kindly sponsored by the Farmers Guardian.

Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs – Avge; £126 (+£15)

With an outstanding show of Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs on offer the sale was met by the trade of the season leaving vendors delighted.  A lot more could have been sold to meet the demand!  The show was carefully completed at the hands of Mr. W. Pate, Mossilee who went on to buy his first prize pen at £150 off Burncastle, Lauder.

1st  Burncastle             £150
2nd Easter Dawyck     £142
3rd Tinnis                     £140

Scotch Half Bred Ewe Lambs – Avge; £109 (-£10)

With regular consignors bringing forward the usual high quality Scotch Half Bred Ewe Lambs at St Boswells, judge Mr P Stott of Elilaw had no problems selecting his pens placing Stobshiel Mains first which realised £148.

1st  Stobshiel Mains    £148
2nd   Earlside Whitehill   £128
3rd  Tinnis                      £130

Suffolf Half Bred Ewe Lambs – Avge; £112 (N/C)

Power and style was in abundance in the Suffolk Half Bred Ewe Lamb section, with the task of judging tackled by Mr R. Battersby, Lincs. who purchased his chosen pen at £135 from Messrs. Pate, Marvingston.

1st  Marvingston          £135
2nd  Nesbit                   £135
3rd  Blackhill, C            £110

Suffolk Mule Ewe Lambs  –  Avge; £101 (+£9)

Mr Battersby was also on hand to judge the Suffolk Mule Ewe Lambs, placing Branton Eastside first.
1st  Branton Eastside   £118
2nd  Branton Eastside  £108
3rd  Blegbie                  £112

Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs – £150, £145, £140 Burncastle. £142 Easter Dawyck. £140, £138 Tinnis. £140(2) Tollishill.  £132, £130 Longcroft.
Scotch Half Bred Ewe Lambs – £148, £135, £118 Stobshiel Mains.  £128, £122 Earlside Whitehill.  £130, £120 High Moat.
Suffolk Half Bred Ewe Lambs – £135, £122, £120, £118 Nesbit. £135, £125 Marvingston. £112 Easter Middleton.
Suffolk Mule Ewe Lambs – £118, £108 Branton Eastside. £112, £105 Blegbie.
Cheviot Ewe Lambs – £158, £152 Humbleheugh.  £135, £130 (2) Wardshill.
Texel ewe Lambs –  £106 Philiphaugh. £98 Wester ulston.
Cheviot Ewe Lambs – £96 Linbriggs. £92 Philiphaugh.

Store Sheep – 1400
There was a mixed show of store lambs forward with many buyers present.
Beltex – £67 (2) Threeburnford
Texel – £63.50 Highfield Farming, £63 Hawksnest, £62.50 Woolaw, £62 East Middle.
Suffx – £62 ruletownhead, £62 Hawksnest, £60.50 Highfield Farming.
NCC – £61.50 Birneyknowe, £58, £56 Yetholm Mains, £56 Dunshiel.
BF – £50 The Yett.