St Boswells Primestock Sale

23rd April 2018

At St Boswells on Monday 23rd April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 67 Clean Cattle, 27 Cast Cows, 769 Hoggs and 421 Ewes
Bullocks (22) averaged 228p per kg and sold to 245p (+1.0p on the week)
Heifers (44) averaged 225p per kg and sold to 265p (-1.0p on the week)
1 Young Bull sold to 159p (n/c on the week)
27 Cast Cows averaged 151p per kg and sold to 195p (-2.0p on the week) Top Price £1551
769 Hoggs averaged 239p per kg (+7p on the week) and sold to £152, top price 283p per kg for Texel Hoggs
Ewes averaged £74 and sold to £147 for Texel Ewes.  Heavy Ewes averaged £89, light ewes sold to £125 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £49.

Clean Cattle per head:  Penston £1536.40, Bee Edge £1534.68, £1521.10, Longnewton £1502.24, £1493.66, Bee Edge £1472.46, Longnewton £1468.80, Crookhouse £1453.90, Penston £1434.24, Nisbet £1433.74, Caverton Mill £1425.60

Clean Cattle per kilo: Bee Edge 265p, 261p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, Longnewton 255p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 253p Shaw Fine Meats, Penston 249p (2) Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd and J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Shidlaw 245p R.L Wilson Butcher Ltd, Haughhead 240p John Saunderson Ltd, Wester Ulston 239p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Caverton Mill 240p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, Wester Ulston 238p Denholm Meat Supplies, Shidlaw 237p Shaw Fine Meats

Cast Cows per head: Thurnton £1551.76, Wedderlie £1522.90, £1445.78, Thrunton £1416.78, Middlethird £1372.74, Thrunton £1349.40, South Ord £1349.18, Haltree £1283.70
Cast Cows per kilo: Thrunton 195p, Middlethird, Townhead (2) 167p, Haltree 165p, Thurnton 163p
Cast Bull: Townhead £1503.88

Hoggs – good show with plenty flesh on show.  Increased returns

Hoggs per head: Texel: £152 Bettyfield, £149 Whitsome West Newton, £140 Eildon Mains, £139 Whitlaw, £138 Whitsome West Newton, £136 Bettyfield, Over Langshaw, Boon, £135 Faughhill, £134 Boon, £132 Nether Howden, £124 Boon, Suffolk: £149, £148 (2) Boghall, £146 Hermiston, Boghall, £143 (2) Boghall, £142 Boon, Corsbie, £135 Nether Howden, £134 Boghall, £127 Nether Howden, £123 Saughtree, North Country Cheviot: £147 Adderstonshiels, £144 North Synton, £140 Adderstonshiels, £138 (4) Boghall, £135 Boghall, £128 Swinnie, £123 Saughtree, £122, £121 Boghall, Ryeland: £111 (2) Woodlands, Charollais: £110 Hallrule Mill

Hoggs per kilo: Texel: 283.3p Over Langshaw, 281.3p Faughhill, 272p Boon, 263.9p Over Langshaw, 262.9p Whitsome West Newton, 255.2p, 252.2p Boon, 250p Swinnie, 249.1p Nether Howden, 247.5p Faughhill, 245.4p Whitsome West Newton, Suffolk: 262.4p (2) 260.7p, 257.7p Boghall, 255.9p Boon, 255.2p (2) Boghall, 251.2p Adderstonshiels, 250.4p Boghall, 246p Saughtree, 245.2p Boghall, North Country Cheviot: 260.4p (4), 257.8p, 254.7p, 254.2p Boghall, 254.1p Saughtree, 252.3p Adderstonshiels, 251p Swinnie, 250.6p Faughhill, 247.8p Adderstonshiels, 246.9p Boghall, 246p Saughtree, Charollais: 240p Hallrule Mill

Ewes – Mixed show forward, similar trade.

Suffolk: £147 New Blainslie, £127 Hermiston, £125 Craighouse, £121 Nether Howden, £120 The Challenge, £113 Corsbie, £111 Ruecastle Cottages, £109 Boon, £107 The Challenge, Ladyflat, £103 Inchkeith, £101 Haltree, Texel: 127p (2) Boon, £123 Hyndsidehill, £111 North Synton, £105 Boon, £101 North Synton, £99 Corsbie, Kedzlie, £97 New Blainslie, Boon, Threepwood, £95 The Challenge, Bluefaced Leicster: £127 Hartside, £107 Craighouse, North Country Cheviot: £125 Hyndsidehill, £120 North Synton, £119, £111 Lymiecleugh, £97 Wester Ulston, £90 Corsbie, East Gordon, Craighouse, Greyfaced: £113 Nether Howden, £109 Graden, £100 Craighouse, £97 Boon, £93 Mossilee, Charollais: £111 Ladyflat, Half Bred: £99 Haltree, Lleyn: £99, £83 Over Langshaw, Zwarble: £97, £87 Eildon Mains, Cheviot.x: £90 Over Langshaw