St Boswells Primestock Sale

19th February 2018

At St Boswells on Monday 19th February Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 58 Clean Cattle, 40 Cast Cows, 1387 Hoggs and 323 Ewes
Bullocks (28) averaged 219p per kg and sold to 246p (-4.0p on the week)
Heifers (29) averaged 220p per kg and sold to 247p (-7.0p on the week)
1 Young Bull sold to 222p (n/c on the week)
40 Cast Cows averaged 140p per kg and sold to 187p (n/c on the week) Top Price £1600
1387 Hoggs averaged 204p per kg (n/c on the week) and sold to £121, top price 245.6p per kg for Texel Hoggs
323 Ewes averaged £55 and sold to £115 for Suffolk Ewes.  Heavy Ewes averaged £81, light ewes sold to £89 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £47.

Clean Cattle per head: Nisbet £1440.72, Shidlaw £1416.68, Upper Nisbet £1406.40, Galagate £1397.48, Lennoxlove £1386, Penston £1361.88, Lurdenlaw £1357.20, Saltoun Home Farm £1352.40

Clean Cattle per kilo: Upper Nisbet 247p Foley Bros, Pathhead 246p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, 245p Foley Bros, 243p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Upper Nisbet 240p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, Wester Ulston 239p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Lurdenlaw 234p Shaw Fine Meats, Penston 234p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Lennoxlove 234p Shaw Fine Meats

Cast Cows per head: Humebyres £1600.72, £1472.64, Shidlaw £1348.32, Upper Nisbet £1242.54, West Mains, L £1221.80, Edston £1217.70

Cast Cows per kilo: Humebyres 187p, 177p, Upper Nisbet 177p, Edston 165p, Muirclegh 161p, Edston (2), Shidlaw 159p

Hoggs – a similar trade on the week.  All types wanted.

Hoggs per head: Texel: £121 Crookston, £120 The Lee, £119 Crookston, £111 Shepherds Cottage, Helmburn, £110 The Lee, £109 Crookston, Helmburn, £108 Lower Ashtrees, £107 Boghall, £106 Thirlestane,  £105.50, £105 Boghall, £104 Helmburn, Crookston, £101 Thirlestane, £100 The Knock, Shepherds Cottage (2), Threepwood, Suffolk: £120 Bonjedward, £116, £114 Boghall, £114 Bonjedward, Boghall, £112 Bonjedward, £111 Thirlestane, Bonjedward, £109 Boghall, £107 (2) Boghall, Bonjedward, £105.50 Boghall, £104.50 Bonjedward, £104, £102 (3) Boghall, £100 The Knock, Beltex: £120, £109 (2) Crookston, £99 (2) Lylestane, Charollais: £116 (2) Boghall, North Country Cheviot: £104, £97.50 North Synton, £92 Towford, £90 Carcant, Soutra Mains, Cheviot Mule: £104 The Knock, £93 Wester Ulston, £90 The Knock, Half Bred: £103 Bonjedward, Greyfaced: £100 The Lee, Blackface: £86 The Knock, £80 (2) Stoneypath

Hoggs per kilo: Texel: 245.6p Kedzlie, 237.3p Traprain, 236.6p Kedzlie, 230p Shepherds Cottage, 229.8p Lower Ashtrees, 229.3p Traprain, 227.2p New Blainslie, 225p Threepwood, 224.4p New Blainslie, 222.1p Traprain, 220.9p Lylestane, Bedrule, 220p (2) Stouslie, 219.8p Shepherds Cottage, 219.3p Towford, 218p Kedzlie, 216.9p Bedrule, Kedzlie, 215.3p Houdshall Cottage, Beltex: 244.4p, 241.5p Lylestane, 224.7p (2), 206.9p Crookston, Cheviot Mule: 232.5p 217.9p Wester Ulston, 212p Lylestane, Charollais: 216.8p Boghall, North Country Cheviot: 215.9p Towford, 215p Pogbie, 214.6p Lylestane, 213p Leaderfoot, 209.1p Towford, Suffolk: 215.1p Threepwood, 211.4p Pogbie, 211.1p Stouslie, 208.5p Graden, Greyfaced: 208.3p The Lee, Blackface: 205.1p Stoneypath

Ewes – Smaller show forward, with slight increase in returns.
Texel: £123 Lylestane, £115 Currie Inn, £90 Thirlestane, £89 Whitriggs, £85 Stoneypath, Suffolk: £115 Lower Greenhill, £111 Woodside, £99 Whitriggs, £95 Lower Greenhill, £85 Whitriggs, Beltex: £93 Lylestane, North Country Cheviot: £89, £83 Leaderfoot, £81 Woodside, £71 (2) Halterburnhead, The Anvil, Greyfaced: £83 The Anvil, Lower Greenhill, £79 Helmburn, £75 Mainhill, Romney: £83, £71 Towford, Cheviot Mule: £79, £49 Woodside, Lleyn: £75, £63 Dolphinston, Blackface: £59 Stoneypath, £55 Whitehope, East Buccleuch, £53 The Lee, Halterburnhead, Shepherds Cottage, Walterstead Farm Cottage, Tollishill, Easycare: £55, £49 Pilmuir