At St Boswells on Wednesday 3rd January Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 29 Clean Cattle, 49 Cast Cows, 994 Lambs and 244 Ewes
Bullocks (10) averaged 220p per kg and sold to 239p (-2.0p on the week)
Heifers (18) averaged 235p per kg and sold to 259p (+9.0 on the week)
1 Young Bull sold to 146p (n/c on the week)
49 Cast Cows averaged 139p per kg and sold to 187p (+15.0p on the week) Top Price £1611
994 Lambs averaged 173p per kg (n/c on the week) and sold to £103, top price 257.5p per kg for Beltex Lambs.
244 Ewes averaged £72.15 and sold to £101 for Suffolk Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £84, light ewes sold to £80 for Cheviot ewes and averaged £39.
Clean Cattle per head: Crookhouse £1456, Bee Edge £1454.40, £1454.16, Longnewton £1401.20, Bee Edge £1389.42, Seggarsdean £1381.42, Penston £1372.70, Bee Edge £1357.92
Clean Cattle per kilo: Penston 259p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 249p (2) W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Penston 247p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 246p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Seggarsdean 244p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 240p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Bee Edge 240p Shaw Fine Meats, Faughhill 239p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Shidlaw 230p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd
Young Bull: Upper Huntlywood £1249.76
Cast Cows per head: Ramrig £1611.94, Roxburgh Mains £1486.56, £1382.76, Hermiston £1259.18, Symington Mains £1193.50, Hermiston £1165.18, Roxburgh Mains £1152.58, Conker Cottage £1152.54
Cast Cows per kilo: Ramrig 187p, Conker Cottage 171p, Hermiston, Roxburgh Mains 167p, Roxburgh Mains 163p, Hermiston, Ramrig 159p, Burnhouse Mains 157p
Lambs slightly harder work. Top price per kilo was 257.5p for an outstanding pen of 9 Beltex Lambs from Crookston which made £103 per head.
Lambs per head: Beltex: £103, £99, £93.50, £90 Crookston, £81 Craiglea, Texel: £100 Lower Ashtrees, £95 Crookston, Huntington, £92 Threepwood, £90 Lower Ashtrees, Threepwood, Crookston, £89 Huntington, £88 Stobshiel Mains, Threepwood, Hermiston, £86.50 Threepwood, Corsbie, £85 Stobshiel Mains, Corsbie, £84.50 Kedzlie, Corsbie, £84 St Leonards, £83 Blegbie, £82 Kedzlie, Suffolk: £95 Huntington, £88 Hermiston, £87.50 (4)Bonjedward Mill, £86, £85.50 Venchen, £85 Hermiston, £84.50 Northhouse, £83.50 Venchen, £82.50 Saughtree, Zwarble £89 Hexpath, Berrichon: £88 Eilean Farm, Greyfaced: £82.50 Burncastle, £81.50 Longcroft, £80.50 Hexpath, £80 Burncastle, North Country Cheviot: £81.50 Stobshiel Mains, £80.50 Saughtree, Cheviot Mule: £81.50 Blegbie
Lambs per kilo: Beltex: 257.5p, 225.3p, 215.2p Crookston, 207.1p, 198.8p, 192p Threeburnford, 190.6p Craiglea, Texel: 205.1p Kedzlie, 203.9p Traprain, 203.6p, 202.5p, 200p Kedzlie, 200p St Leonards, 197.6p Kedzlie, 192.9p Penston, 192.7p, 192.2p Applecross, 191.7p, 190.6p Threepwood, 190.5p Penston, 190.4p New Blainslie, 190.1p Kilnknowe, 188.9p New Blainslie, Corsbie, 187.8p Corsbie, 187.2p Hermiston, 183.3p Kilnknowe, North Country Cheviot: 189.7p Traprain, 184.3p Kirklands, 184p Penston, 180.5p Traprain, Suffolk: 182.6p Kilnknowe, Greyfaced: 170.3p Burncastle
Ewes: Sharper with a strong show forward. Suffolk: £101 Traprain, Belmont, £97 Belmont, £95 Cockburn, £87 Lanton Crag, £83 New Blainslie, £81 Venchen, Texel: £100 New Blainslie, £93 Traprain, Belmont, £91 Lanton Crag, £87 Belmont, Hermiston, New Blainslie, £85 Eilean Farm, £81 Bonjedward Mill, New Blainslie, Half Bred: £87 (2) Bonjedward Mill, North Country Cheviot: £80 Stobshiel Mains, £77 Traprain, £65 (2) Bowershields, £63 Woodside, Zwarble: £71 Bogend, £63 Traprain, Greyfaced: £70 Cockburn, £67 Venchen, Cockburn, £65 Lanton Crag, Crailing Nook, Hermiston