St Boswells Primestock Sale

26th August 2019

At St Boswells on Monday 26th August Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep.

Sold 46 Clean Cattle, 26 Cast Cows, 1501 Lambs and 670 Ewes.
Bullocks (20) averaged 208.42p per kg and sold to 235p (+5p on the week)
Heifers (26) averaged 209.61p per kg and sold to 244p (+4p on the week)
26 Cast Cows averaged 127.26p per kg and sold to 159p (-5p on the week) Top price £1190
1501 Lambs averaged 171.5p per kg (-11p on the week) and sold to £108, top price 257p per kg for Beltex Lambs
670 Ewes averaged £52.71 and sold to £100 for Texel Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £75, light ewes sold to £77 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £42

Clean Cattle per head: Penston £1346.88, £1331.08, Bee Edge £1326.08, £1317.60, Penston £1313.12

Clean Cattle per kilo: Penston 244p (2) Forsyths of Peebles, J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 235p, 234p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, 232p John Saunderson Ltd, Penston 232p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 231p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 230p Forsyths of Peebles, 226p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Bee Edge 224p Forsyths of Peebles

Cast Cows per head: Headshaw, L £1189.32, Muircleugh £1108.56, Heriot Mill £1103.90, Huntington £1037.82, Mervinslaw £1029.50, Muircleugh £1014.22

Cast Cows per kilo: Headshaw, L 159p, Muircleugh 157p, 149p, Huntington 147p, Mervinslaw 145p, Muircleugh, Branxholm Braes 139p, South Common 137p, Huntington 135p, Foulshiels 133p

Show and Sale of Beltex.x Prime Lambs, kindly sponsored by The Beltex Sheep Society and expertly judged by Mr J.Curle

Class 1 (Ex Suffolk.x Ewes)

1st        Craigsford Mains        47 ½ kgs         £94      RESERVE CHAMPION                                             

Class 2 (Ex Continental Ewes)

1st        Crookston                   40    kgs          £103    CHAMPION

2nd       Craigsford Mains        44    kgs          £  87

3rd        Threeburnford             40½  kgs         £  80

Class 3 (Ex any other Breed)

1st        Housebyres                 42 kgs             £  80

2nd       Gateshaw                    44 kgs             £  76.50

3rd        Threeburnford             40 kgs             £  73

 Lambs – Lambs less, inline with national trade.

Lambs per head: Texel: £108, £98 (2), £96 Huntington, £95, £94 Crookston, £92 Huntington, £91.50 Boggs Holdings, £90 Huntington, St Leonards, Scott Road, Lauder, £89.50 Pikestane, £88 Huntington (2), Woodhouse, Beltex: £103, £94 Crookston, £94 Craigsford Mains, £93 Lylestane, £87.50 Crookston, £87 Craigsford Mains, £85, £83.50 Crookston, £81 (2) Craiglea, Faughhill, £80 Threeburnford, Kedzlie, Suffolk: £89 Headshaw, L, £86 Craigsford Mains, £85 Hermiston, £83.50 Butterdean, £82 (2) Haltree, £80 South Common

Lambs per kilo: Beltex: 257.5p, 216.9p, 213.6p, 208.3p Crookston, 197.9p, 197.7p Craigsford Mains, 197.5p Threeburnford, 195.4p Crookston, 190.6p Craiglea, 190.5p Kedzlie, 188.4p Faughhill, 188p Lylestane, Texel: 200p (2), 195.9p Huntington, 193.2p Haltree, 192.8p Headshaw, L, 192.2p Huntington, 190.9p St Leonards, 190.2p (3), 190p Crookston, 189.5p Scott Street, Lauder, 189.5p Huntington, 188.5p Kedzlie, Huntington  Suffolk: 189.4p, 181.4p Headshaw, L

Ewes – mixed show, returns similar

Texel: £100 Headshaw, L, £91 Greenhead, £90 Walkersknowe Cottage, Fairnilee, Bluecairn, £87 Roundabouts, £83 St Leonards, Colmslie (2), £80 Tannage Brae, Over Blainslie, Suffolk: £90 Headshaw, L, £83 Dere Street Farming, £81 Charlesfield, £80 Greenhead, Greyfaced: £91 Soutra Mains, £73 Pikestane, £67 Colmslie, £65 Tannage Brae, Charlesfield, £63 Bluecairn, £61 Colmslie, £60 Stewards Cottage, Hundalee, North Country Cheviot: £77 Soutra Mains, £61 Headshaw, L, £57 Bluecairn, £52 Over Blainslie, £51 South Riccalton, Cheviot Mule: £70, £67 Bluecairn, Lleyn: £55 Colmslie, £50 Over Blainslie, Blackfaced: £45 Colmslie, £37 Edston