St Boswells Primestock Sale

9th April 2018

At St Boswells on Monday 9th April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 60 Clean Cattle, 39 Cast Cows, 777 Hoggs and 259 Ewes.

Bullocks (17) averaged 225.9p per kg and sold to 239p (+5.9p on the week)
Heifers (42) averaged 226.7p per kg and sold to 262p (-1.2p on the week)
1Young Bull averaged 142p and sold to 142p per kg (n/c on the week)
39 Cast Cows averaged 149.1p per kg and sold to 149.1p (n/c on the week) Top Price £1636.32
777 Hoggs averaged 288.8p per kg (+37.8p on the week) £137 per head and sold to £176, top price 369.9p per kg for Beltex Hoggs
259 Ewes averaged £96.29 and sold to £165 for Hampshire Ewes.  Heavy Ewes averaged £101, light ewes sold to £127 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £67.

Clean Cattle per head: Bee Edge £1535.32, £1475, £1455, £1443.36, £1284.4. Penston £1427.48, £1373.92, £1326.78. Faughhill £1426, £1288.98 Nisbet £1411.92, £1364.76, £1340.64, £1311.2, Smailholm Mains £1410.10, Phantassie £1339.26, Caverton Mill £1321.92, £1306.28, Wester Ulston £1305.36, £1299.52.

Clean Cattle per kilo: Bee Edge 262p J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Penston 254p Gilmour & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 252p John Gilmour & Co Ltd. Bee Edge 250p,248p Shaw Fine Meats, 250p John Gilmour & Co Ltd, Penston 248p John Gilmour & Co Ltd. Wester Ulston 248p John Gilmour & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 247p WTS Forsyth & Son, Seggarsdean 247p, 246p WTS Forsyth & SonPenston 246p John Gilmour & Co Ltd,Nisbet 241p JF Finlay & Co Ltd, Smailholm Mains 239p Denholm Meat Supplies, Saltoun Home Farm 239p John Gilmour & Co Ltd, Traprain 238p Linton Butchers, Wester Ulston 238p JF Finlay & Co Ltd, Nisbet 236p Gosford Bothy Farm Shop

A useful entry of cows met a strong demand for both well fleshed & feeding sorts.

Cast Cows per head –  Thrunton £1636.32, £1585.92, £1515.48 (All Charolais) Roxburgh Mains £1385.28 Beef Shorthorn, £1016.40 Simx. Smailholm Mains £1281, £1069.82, Caverton Mains £1197.90, Brothershiels £1186.08, Shoestanes £115.50, Saughtree £1134.88, Bonnington £1080.18, Berryhill (Kelso) 1080.18, Bowshiel £998.52.

Cast Cows per kilo – 177p,173p, 168p Thrunton, 175p Smailholm Mains, Shoestanes, 168p Brothershiels, 166p Willowford, 165p Caverton Mill, 164p Saughtree, 158p Berryhill (Kelso) 157p Bowshiel.

Hoggs Sold to the Highest Rates to Date!

Hoggs per head – Suffolk: £176(2), £172,£169, £160, £158,£150, £144 Boghall, £170 Spotsmains, £168, Saughtree, £167,£160 Bonjedward, £159 Middlethird, £158 Berryhill. Texel: £172, £160 Blackadder Mains, £159, £149, £148 Newton Farm,£157, £154 (4) Whitsome West Newton,Boghall £152 Swinnie, £150 Legars, £148 Boghall, £147 Whitsome West Newton £145, £140 Newton Farm. North Country Cheviot: £167, £155, £144 Adderstonshiels, £154, £139 Boghall, £149, £137(2) Saughtree,£148 Blackadder Mains, £144 Bairnkine, £131, £120 Ford Westfield. Scotch Halfbred: £160(2) Spotsmains,£138 Bonjedward. Zwarbles: £150 Eildon Mains. Meat Link: £143 Houdshall. Charolais: £138 Faughhill. Beltex:£135 (3) £132, £125 Newton Farm. LLyn: £125 Thornydykes.

Hoggs per kilo –  Beltex: 369.9p, 364.9p, 360p 342.9p, 337.8p Newton Farm, Beltex X: 329.6p,Newton Farm, £311.1 Faughhill. Texel: 325.3p,319p, 317.60p,313.90p,312.50p,312.20p,311.60p, 295p 292.9p Newton Farm, 316.30p Swinnie, 312.8, 308p, 290.60p Whitsome West Newton,308p, 296p Boghall North Country Cheviot: 317.50p,315.90p Boghall, 308.10p Cavers Farm, 304.40p (2)Saughtree, 301.10p Ford Westfield, 298.10p,293.90p Adderstonshiels. Suffolk: 306.10p,300p, 298.10p (2),296.30p Boghall, Lleyn: 294.10p Thornydykes.

Ewes again sold to extreme rates!

Ewes: Hampshire: £165 East Fortune Suffolk: £155, £127 Craigsford Mains, £143, £109 Legars, £135 Outerston, £125 Middlethird, Thirlestane,£101 Eildon Mains.Charolais: £140 Faughhill. Beltex: £140 Faughhill. Texel: £133 Thirlestane, £127 Mervinslaw, £125 Outerston, £121(2) Eilean Farm, £117 Outerston, £107 West Moneylaws. Greyface: £107 Meigle,£105, £97 North Sorrowlessfield, £103 Eilean Farm, £99 Outerston, Berryhill, £95 Huntershall, Bhalu. Scotch Halfbred: £133 Bonjedward,£121 Blackhill. North Country Cheviot: £127 Nisbet Mill, £121 Outerston,£117 Middlethird, £99 Springhill,£89 Bairnkine,£87 Millheugh. Zwarble: £80 Eildon Mains. Blackface: £66 Scamblesby Farm, £61 Meigle.