At St Boswells on Monday 1st October, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 46 Clean Cattle, 74 Cast Cows, 1280 Lambs and 642 Ewes.
Bullocks (12) averaged 216p per kg and sold to 233p (+5.0p on the week)
Heifers (34) averaged 226p per kg and sold to 249p (-0.2p on the week)
74 Cast Cows averaged 125p per kg and sold to 175p (-10p on the week) Top price £1312.
1280 Lambs averaged 162.47p per kg (-8p on the week) and sold to £93, top price 181.8p per kg for Beltex.
Ewes averaged £54 and sold to £127 for a Texel. Heavy Ewes averaged £87, light ewes sold to £75 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £41.
Clean Cattle per head: Mosstower £1531.20, Longnewton £1515.48, Bee Edge £1513.92, £1499.40, £1471.08, Kedzlie £1443.24, Unthank £1427.60, Penston £1416.64, Mosstower £1417.78
Clean Cattle per kilo: Bee Edge 249p Foley Bros, Mosstower 247p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, Bee Edge 246p Shaw Fine Meats, 245p Hugh Black & Sons, Penston 244p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, Bee Edge 244p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, Faughhill 234p Gosford Bothy Farm Shop, Penston 233p John Anderson (Butchers), Traprain 230p Linton Butchers, Mosstower 240p J.A Waters & Sons
Cast Cows per head: East Horton £1312.50, Upper Nisbet £1268.82, Hyndsidehill £1265.64, Mosstower £1214.22, Mitchelston £1178.56, Mosstower £1172.08, Soutra £1123.44
Cast Cows per kilo: East Horton 175p, Upper Nisbet 171p, Towford 165p, Mosstower 161p, Hyndsidehill 159p, Laidlawstiel and Soutra 151p, Mosstower 147p
Lambs met a firm trade, up keeping with National trend. Heavy and well fleshed lambs met high demand.
Lambs per head – Beltex: £87 Huntington, £80.50 Craigsford Mains, £79 Symington Mains, £75 Lylestane
Texel: £93 Symington Mains, £92 Cragside, £91 Thornington, £90 Headshaw L, Huntington, £89 Corsbie, £88 Lower Ashtrees, £85 Corsbie, Burncastle, Suffolk: £89 Symington Mains, £88 Headshaw L, £87 Symington Mains, £84 (2) Edrom Mains, £83 Huntington, £81 Corsbie, Huntington, Symington Mains, £80 Symington Mains, Cheviot Mule: £76.50 Blegbie, Greyfaced: £79.50 Burncastle, £72.50 Huntershall, £72 Fairnilee
Lambs per kilo – Beltex: 180p Brothershiels, 177.6p Huntington, 176.5p Lylestane, 173.5p Brothershiels, 169p Lylestane, 168.8p Threeburnford, Texel: 181.8p Huntington, 175.6p Symington Mains, 175.5p Huntington, 175.3p (2) Symington Mains, 175p Threepwood, 173.9p Symington Mains, 173.5p Lower Greenhill, 172.7p Flex, 172.2p Huntington, 170.2p Fairnilee, 170p Rhodes Holdings, Suffolk: 176.5p Symington Mains, 175p Pikiestane, 172.3p Symington Mains, 171.1p, 167p Huntington, 166.7p Symington Mains, 165.2p Brothershiels, 163.6p Outerston, Charollais: 157p Fairlaw, Greyfaced: 150p Threeburnford
Ewes – kept up to recent high rates.
Texel: £127, £107 Headshaw, L, £87 Halidean Mill, £85 Blegbie, Chapelhill, £81 Newton, £79, £77 Lylestane, Suffolk: £101 Headshaw, L, £99 Langraw, £90 Ladyflat, £87 Pikiestane, £79 Langraw, £77 New Channelkirk, Charollais: £69 Fairlaw, North Country Cheviot: £65 Headshaw, L, Lylestane, £57 Blegbie, Birneyknowe, £55 Towford, £53 Wester Ulston, Cheviot Mule: £75 Lylestane, £71 Halidean Mill, Greyfaced: £73 New Channelkirk, £67 Newton, £65 Langraw, Lleyn: £95, £67, £59 (2) Ellemford, Romney: £71, £65 Towford, Zwarble: £83 Hartshaugh Mill, Cheviot.x: £57 Lylestane, Blackface: £49, £39 Elmscleugh, £39 The Yett, Elmscleugh,