St Boswells Primestock Sale

30th July 2018

At St Boswells on Monday 30th July Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 41 Clean Cattle, 50 Cast Cows, 1282 Lambs and 297 Ewes.

Bullocks (26) averaged 217.18p per kg and sold to 247p (+1.0p on the week)
Heifers (15) averaged 238p per kg and sold to 247p (+8.0p on the week)
1 Young Bull sold to 145p per kg (n/c on the week)
50 Cast Cows averaged 133p per kg and sold to 209p (-4.0p on the week) Top Price £1430 Bull, £1325 Cow.
1282 Lambs averaged 178.9p per kg and sold to £106, top price 206p per kg for Beltex Lambs.
Ewes averaged £64 and sold to £109 for Texel Ewes.  Heavy Ewes averaged £87, light ewes sold to £85 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £47

Clean Cattle per head: Upper Nisbet £1521.54. Bee Edge £1506.70, £1500.60, £1452.63, £1446.48, £1425.44 Papple £1452.36, £1404.48. Kedzlie £1443.56, £1403.60. Willowford £1412.90.

Clean Cattle per kilo: Papple 247p Hugh Black & Sons. Bee Edge 247p (2) Hugh Black & Sons, Foley Bros. Penston 246p WTS Forsyth & Sons,Butchers,Peebles. Bee Edge 246p WTS Forsyth & Sons, Butchers, Peebles. Penston 244p G McFadzean. Bee Edge 243p TA Shaw, Lauder. Penston 241p Michael Malone of Edinburgh. Penston 239p G Clark &Co. Kedzlie Farms 238p J F Finlay & Company. Upper Nisbet 237p J Waters & Son. Pathhead 237p J Saunderson Ltd. Pathhead 234p JF Finlay & Company.

Cast Cows per head: Upper Nisbet £1325.34, £1316.88, £1291.62. Roxburgh Mains £1176.48. Hermiston Mains £1145.50. Oakwood £1132.20. Shaws £1126.02, £1068.78.

There was a mixed show of lambs with fleshier lambs needed.

Lambs per head – Texel: £106 Highfield Farming, £105 Woodhouse, Highfield Farming. £102, £98 Highfield Farming, £96 Lower Ashtrees. £95, £93 Kedzlie. £94, £93.50 Symington Mains. £93 Corsbie, Highfield Farming, Threepwood, Rhodes Holdings. £92 St Leonards, Huntington, Fountainhall. £90 (2) Cammerlaws, Craigsford Mains, Rumbletonrig. Suffolk: £102 £97 £95 £93 Highfield Farming. £99, £98, Huntington. £94, £90.5 Symington Mains .Beltex:  £93, £89 Crookston. £88, £85.5 Craighouse. £87 Threeburnford, £86.5(2) Crookston. £83 Glenholly House.

Lambs per kilo: Suffolk: 206.30p, 194.10p, 184.90p Huntington. 186.70p, 184p Symington Mains. Texel: 195.2p Huntington. 195p (2) 188.80p St Leonards. 192.9p 189.8p, 188.50p Highfield Farming. 190.4p Symington Mains.189.80p Highfield Farming, Rhodes Holdings. 189.10p, 188.20 Lower Ashtrees. 188.20p Kedzlie187.90p Symington Mains, Kedzlie.187.80p Symington Mains. 187.50p Hermiston. 187p, 186.40p Symington Mains.186.20p Rhodes Holdings. 186p Corsbie.  Beltex: 201.30p, 200p Crookston. 198.80p Craighouse, Crookston. 197.90p 192.20p (2) Crookston.190.80p Glenholly House.

Ewes – There was a stronger show on the week with increased returns.

Texel:  £109, £87 Wester Ulston. £103 Blegbie. £95 Buckholm Estates. £91 Lawfield, £89 Butterdean. £85 Roseview. £81 Sorrowlessfield Mains, Wedderlie.Suffolk: £99 Butterdean. £95 Elwartlaw. £85 Sorrowlessfield Mains, Lawfield. Half Bred: £93 Blackhill. BF Leicester: £89 Edston Farms.NC Cheviot:£85 Wedderlie. £77 Haltree. Cheviot Mule: £81 Blegbie, Wester Ulston. Beltex: £71 Wester Ulston. Blackface: £55 Wedderlie. £53 Burncastle. £49 Burncastle.