St Boswells Primestock Sale

4th January 2017

At St Boswells on Wednesday 4th January Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 36 clean cattle, 17 Beef Cows, 975 Hoggs and 109 Ewes

Bullocks (8) averaged 217p per kg and sold to 226p (-12.6p on the week)
Heifers (27) averaged 218.1p per kg and sold to 240p (-5.1p on the week)
1 Y Bull sold to 240p (n/c on the week)
17 Beef type Cows averaged 139p per kg and sold to 187p (+16.6p on the week)
975 Hoggs averaged 168p per kg (+10p on the week) and sold to £94, top price 212.7p per kg for Beltex
109 Ewes averaged £53, and sold to £100 for Texel
Heavy ewes averaged £70, light ewes sold to £80 for Cheviot and averaged £37

Principal Prices per Head:  Bee Edge £1435.20, Smeaton Shaw £1424.16, Bee Edge £1412.52, £1406.06, £1401.48, £1390.40, Lenxlove £1336.50, Upper Nisbet £1328.88  Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.40 J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Longnewton, Bee Edge 2.37 J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Upper Nisbet 2.35 J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 2.35 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Seggarsdean 2.30 Gosford Bothy Farm Shop, Bee Edge 2.29 Hugh Black & Sons, WTS Forsyth & Sons, Upper Nisbet 2.27 Robert L Wilson Butcher Ltd, 2.26 S Ramsey, Lenxlove 2.25 Shaws of Lauder, Seggarsdean 2.24 J Gilmour & Co Ltd.

Cows per head: Mosstower £1668.04, £1360.40, £1353, £1186.86, Corsbie £1168.16, £1092.54, Dunslaw £1095.60
Cows per kg: Mosstower 1.87, 1.78, Kerskwe 1.65, Haltree 1.63, 1.55, Dunslaw 1.65.

Hoggs – Sharper on the week.  Hoggs per head: Beltex £94, £84, £80 Crookston, £85 North Mains, £78.50 (3) Faughhill, Texel £90 Crumhaughhill, £84 Crookston (2), North Mains, £82 Legars (2), Kedzlie, North Mains, Eilean, £81 North Mains, Suffolk £86 Lee, £82 Boon (2), Legars, Haltree, £80 Rumbletonrig, £79 Thornington, Haltree, £78.50 Thornington, Hill Cheviot £80 Lylestane, Mule £79 Lee, Halfbred £78 Haltree, Cheviot £77 Earlston Road Stow, Charolais £76.50 Edrom Mains  Hoggs per kg:  Beltex 212.7, 208.9, 192.8 Crookston, 194.4, 193.6 Threeburnford, 193.2 North Mains, 192.5 Lylestane, 190.2, 189.2 Faughhill, Texel 195.1, 192.7, 186 (2) North Mains, 192.5, 183.8 Lylestane, 192.3 Eilean, 189.7 Upper Samieston, 187.5 Threeburnford, 185.2 Gilston, Hill Cheviot 186 Lylestane, Cheviot Mule 176.9 Borthwickshiels, Suffolk 174.4 Threeburnford

Ewes – Small show, similar. Texel £100 Legars, £91, £71 Eilean, Suffolk £85 Rumbletonrig, Legars, £79, £70 Ecclaw, Mule £85 Myreside, £70 Ecclaw, £69 Rumbletonrig, Cheviot £80, £63 Stobshiel Mains, Cheviot Mule £53 Rumbletonrig, Blackface £38, £35 Holylee.