At St Boswells on Monday 15th January Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 72 Clean Cattle, 76 Cast Cows, 1717 Hoggs and 710 Ewes
Bullocks (26) averaged 223p per kg and sold to 244p (n/c on the week)
Heifers (45) averaged 220p per kg and sold to 245p (+4.0p on the week)
1 Young Bull sold to 224p (n/c on the week)
76 Cast Cows averaged 140p per kg and sold to 197p (-2.0p on the week) Top Price £1626
1717 Hoggs averaged 185.2p per kg (+1.7p on the week) and sold to £106, top price 210.5p per kg for Beltex Lambs.
710 Ewes averaged £62 and sold to £117 for Charollais Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £79, light ewes sold to £77 for Cheviot ewes and averaged £36.
Clean Cattle per head: Lennoxlove £1493.28, Longnewton £1430.08, Nisbet £1415.68, Bee Edge £1384.24, £1372.50, Humebyres £1361.36, Shidlaw £1360.52
Clean Cattle per kilo: Penston 245p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, 245p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Lennoxlove 244p Denholm Meat Supplies, Bee Edge 242p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Penston 241p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Lennoxlove 240p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Penston 239p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Humebyres 238p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Lennoxlove 237p Shaw Fine Meats, Snawdon 236p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Wester Ulston 236p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 236p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, Saltoun Home Farm 236p John Saunderson Ltd, Lurdenlaw 235p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, 232p Shaw Fine Meats, Greenknowe 230p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Faughhill 228p Michael Malone of Edinburgh
Cast Cows per head: Humebyres £1626.30, Mosstower £1605.80, £1485.96, Huntington £1361.50, Harwood on Teviot £1340.28, Trows £1315.60, Thirlestane £1311.30, Stoneypath £1275.88, Meigle £1237.16, Nether Falla £1212.10
Cast Cows per kilo: Meigle 197p, Humebyres 195p, Mosstower 185p, 183p, Outerston (2), Nether Falla 179p, Huntington 175p
All types in high demand with nine buyers operating. Sale highlight was a superb Beltex.x Suffolk Ram Lamb achieving £106 from Messrs Sandilands, Ruecastle Cottages.
Lambs per head: Beltex: £106, £95 Ruecastle Cottage, £85.50, £85 Lylestane, £84 (2) Craighouse, Suffolk: £102 Headshaw, L, £100.50, £100 Bonjedward Mill, £100 Threepwood, £97.50, £96.50 (2) Bonjedward, £95.50 Headshaw, £95 Dere Street Farm, £90 Huntington, Meigle, Bedrule, £89 Boon, £87.50 Spring House, £87 Stoneypath, Texel: £100 Lower Ashtrees, £99 Lylestane, Huntington, £97 Greenhead, R, Boon, £96.50 Headshaw, L, £94.50 Threepwood, £94 Carcant, £93 Huntington, Faughhill, Currie Inn, £92 Bedrule, Kedzlie, £91.50 Threepwood, £90 Lylestane, North Country Cheviot: £91 North Synton, £87.50 Lylestane, £86.50 Headshaw, L, £85.50 North Synton, £85 Traprain, £83.50 North Synton, £82.50 Lylestane, £82 Shaws, Cheviot Mule: £86.50 Stoneypath, £85 Wester Ulston, £80.50 Lylestane, Berrichon: £85.50 Springwood Lodge, Greyfaced: £82 (2) Stoneypath, £80 Bedrule, Blackface: £80 Stoneypath
Lambs per kilo: Texel: 210.5p, 209.5p, 209.1p Upper Samieston, 207.4p Huntington, 207.3p Kedzlie, 204.9p Stoneypath, 201.1p Threepwood, 200p Upper Samieston, 198.8p Towford, Broom, 198.8p Currie Inn, 197.8p Corsbie, 197.6p Kedzlie, Applecross, Threepwood, Beltex: 210p Craighouse, 209.1p Threeburnford, 204.8p Lylestane, 197.5p, 195.3p Craighouse, 194.4p Threeburnford, 191.7p Easter Whitmuir, 190p Lylestane, North Country Cheviot: 202.6p Traprain, 197.6p Shaws, 197.5p Carcant, 194.4p Shaws, 194.2p North Synton, 191p Traprain, 190p Dere Street Farming, 189.7p Lylestane, 189.5p Towford, 188.8p Lanton Crag, 188.1p Shaws, Suffolk: 198.8p Boon, 196.6p Currie Inn, 196.5p Broom, 193p Threepwood, Bedrule, 192p Corsbie, Berrichon: 193.8p Springwood Lodge, Blackface: 188.1p Meigle, 180p Middlesknowes, Cheviot Mule: 187.2p Lylestane, 186.8p Wester Ulston, 186.7p Easter Whitmuir
Ewes: Large show with trade slightly lifted.
Charollais: £117 East Mains, Texel: £101 Headshaw, L, Boon, £100 Corsbie, £95 Buckholm, £93 Corsbie, £91 Shoestanes, West Mains, L, £90 Brothershiels, £89 Symington Mains, £87 Hyndsidehill, £83 Faughhill, Hartside, Bluefaced Leicester: £97 Hartside, £91 No.1 Corsbie Cottages, Suffolk: £97 Symington Mains, £95 Corsbie, £93 Venchen, East Mains, Hyndsidehill, £89 Boon, Dere Street Farming, £87 Elwartlaw, £85 Venchen, £83 Langraw, Cheviot Mule: £91 Hyndsidehill, £75 West Mains, L, Greyfaced: £81 Symington Mains, £77 Venchen, Edrom Mains, Broomilees, £76 Boon, £75 Myreside, Langraw, Hartside (2), Broomilees, North Country Cheviot: £77 West Mains, L, Adderstonshiels, £75 Ruletownhead, £71 Buckholm, Shoestanes, £67 Adderstonshiels, Blackface: £67 Elmscleugh, £57 Hartside, £49 Elmscleugh, £47 Heriot Mill, Aikeyside, Meigle, Lleyn: £65, £49 Whitriggs
Rams – Suffolk: £107 Symington Mains, £93 Broomilees, Texel: £100 Ruletownhead, £99 Wedderlie, Bluefaced Leicster: £97 Wedderlie, North Country Cheviot: £83 Wedderlie, Blackface: £69 Byrecleugh