At St Boswells on Monday 29th January Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 67 Clean Cattle, 73 Cast Cows, 965 Hoggs and 377 Ewes
Bullocks (18) averaged 222p per kg and sold to 253p (+4.0p on the week)
Heifers (47) averaged 222p per kg and sold to 254p (+5.0p on the week)
2 Young Bulls averaged 211p per kg and sold to 220p (n/c on the week)
73 Cast Cows averaged 138p per kg and sold to 193p (-6.0p on the week) Top Price £1489
965 Hoggs averaged 200.6p per kg (+13.6p on the week) £88 per head and sold to £114, top price 247.5p per kg for Beltex Hoggs ex.Crookston
377 Ewes averaged £63.50 and sold to £107 for Suffolk.x Ewes ex.Thirlestane. Heavy Ewes averaged £82, light ewes sold to £89 for Cheviot ewes ex. North Synton and averaged £49.
Clean Cattle per head: Lennoxlove £1497.60, Bee Edge £1437.48, Wester Middleton £1434.72, Lennoxlove £1429.84, Bee Edge £1420.72, Nisbet £1419, Saltoun Home Farm £1410, Lennoxlove £1386
Clean Cattle per kilo: Penston 254p Foley Bros, J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, 253p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Saltoun Home Farm 250p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Lennoxlove 244p Foley Bros, 240p J.A Waters & Son, Ransfield 238p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Gospelhall 237p J.Saunderson Ltd, Bee Edge 236p Foley Bros
Cast Cows per head: Cortleferry £1489.80, Ransfield £1439.78, Cortleferry £1438.40, Hermiston £1271.60, Upper Nisbet £1242.48, Ransfield £1228.50, Hyndsidehill £1215.50, Ramrig £1214.10
Cast Cows per kilo: Ransfield 193p, Cortleferry 191p, Ransfield 189p, Hermiston 187p, Huntington 179p, Ramrig 171p
Large hoggs in high demand. The sale topped at £114 on four occasions by Bonjedward Mill, West Mains and Adderstonshiels.
Hoggs per head: Texel: £114 West Mains, L, £112 Boon, £111 (2) Crookston, £110 Boon, £109 Threepwood, £108 Hermiston, £107 The Craggs, Belmont, £104 Bedrule, Swinnie, £103 Huntington, £101 Faughhill, £100 Threepwood, Huntington, £99 The Craggs, £98 Bedrule, Lylestane, Suffolk: £114 (2) Bonjedward Mill, Adderstonshiels, £112 Belmont, Threepwood, £104 Huntington, £102.50 (2)Threepwood, £101 Adderstonshiels, £96 Boon, £95.50 Belmont, £95 Threepwood, Fairnilee, North Country Cheviot: £106, £105, £95 Adderstonshiels, £94.50 Houdshall Cottage, £90 Lylestane, Beltex: £99.50 (4), £99, £94.50 Crookston
Hogg per kilo: Beltex: 247.5p, 236.3p, 231.4p, 223.6p (3) Crookston, 217.5p Faughhill, Texel: 239p Lylestane, 235p Huntington, 226.5p Kedzlie, 223.8p Threepwood, 222.5p Traprain, 222.2p Threepwood, 221.6p Kedzlie, 221.3p Swinnie, 220.3p, 219.8p Lylestane, 219.5p Bedrule, 219.2p Hermiston, 218.6p Lylestane, 215p Traprain, 214.6p Currie Inn, 214.5p Threepwood, 211.9p The Craggs, 211.6p Elmbank, 211.1p Traprain, 211p Kedzlie, Suffolk: 209.8p Swinnie, 203.9p Huntington, 203.7p Bedrule, 203.4p, 202.4p Graden, 202p Adderstonshiels, 201.2p Currie Inn, Stouslie, 200p Elmbank, Bedrule, North Country Cheviot: 203.5p 202.4p Lylestane, 200p Adderstonshiels
Ewes: Another strong trade for ewes. Topped at £107 for superb Suffolk.x Ewes from Thirlestane.
Suffolk: £107 Thirlestane, £99 Spotsmains, £93 Craighouse, £91 Hermiston, £89 The Challenge, Cortleferry, £81 Inchkeith, Texel: £107 25 Brunt Court, £105 Craighouse, £100 North Synton, £95 Cortleferry, £91 Woodhouse, £89 Threeburnford, Upper Samieston, £85 West Mains, L, Easter Whitmuir, Beltex: £95, £87 Craighouse, North Country Cheviot: £89 North Synton, £83 Easter Whitmuir, £77 Upper Samieston, Halidean Mill, £75 Upper Samieston, North Synton, Border Leicester: £87 Spotsmains, Half Bred: £83 Bonjeward Mill, Charollais: £83 West Mains, L, Greyfaced: £81, £79 (2) £77 West Mains, L, £75 Woodhouse, Blackface: £59, £57 Whitehope, £51 Threeburnford, £47 Burncastle, £45 Aikeyside