At St Boswells on Monday 17th December, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 48 Clean Cattle, 25 Cast Cows, 1239 Lambs and 293 Ewes.
Bullocks (8) averaged 210p per kg and sold to 239p (+17.0p on the week)
Heifers (40) averaged 216p per kg and sold to 258p (-5.0p on the week)
25 Cast Cows averaged 93p per kg and sold to 127p (n/c on the week) Top price £1293
1239 Lambs averaged 183.5p per kg (-1.5p on the week) and sold to £115, top price 242p per kg for Beltex Lambs.
Ewes averaged £64 and sold to £117 for Suffolk Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £80, light ewes sold to £91 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £50
Clean Cattle per head: Humebyres £1508.76, Bee Edge £1507.88, Longnewton £1497.60, Bee Edge £1472.58, £1430, Upper Nisbet £1421.88, £1419.30, Longnewton £1370.88, Faughhill £1297.86, Wester Ulston £1282.40, Coxydene £1256.64
Clean Cattle per kilo: Humebyres 258p, 254p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 253p, 250p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Upper Nisbet 249p Forsyths of Peebles, 246p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Shidlaw 244p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 243p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Penston 241p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Longnewton 240p Denholm Meat Supplies, Upper Nisbet 239p John Saunderson Ltd, Papple 234p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd
Cast Cows per head: Stobswood £1027.06, Burnhouse Mains £967.74, Easter Middleton £939.80, Townhead £774.78, Outerston £770.34
Cast Cows per kilo: Easter Middleton, Burnhouse Mains 127p, Outerston, Townhead 111p, Brockholes 103p, Burnhouse Mains, Brothershiels 101p
Cast Bull: Muircleugh £1293.68
Lambs – returns similar. SQQ 190p
Lambs per head – Texel:£115 Roundabouts, £105 (2) Crookston, £102 Sunnycroft, £99 Coxydene, £97 Lower Ashtrees, £96.50 Corsbie, £96 Kedzlie, St Leonards, £95 Corsbie, Hermiston, Threepwood, £94.50 Corsbie, £94, £93.50 St Leonards, £93 Lower Ashtrees, Corsbie, Sunnycroft, Threepwood, £91 Threepwood, Suffolk: £107 Ruecastle Cottages, £97 Sunnycroft, £93 Belmont, £92.50 Adderstonshiels, £91 Haltree, Threepwood, £90 Blegbie, Beltex: £106 Crookston, £103 Ruecastle Cottages, £97 Threeburnford, Crookston, £96 Crookston, Threeburnford, Threepwood, £95 Faughhill, £94 North Synton, £92.50 Crookston, £92 Brotherstone, £90 Ruecastle, Greyfaced: £96 Crookston, Charollais: £89.50 Chesters Brae, North Country Cheviot: £88 Haltree
Lambs per kilo – Beltex: 242.5p Threeburnford, 231.3p Crookston, 224p Brotherstone, 218.2p Threeburnford, 218p Crookston, 216.5p Brotherstone, 212.3p, 209.8p Faughhill, 207.2p Wester Ulston, 204.5p Ruecastle Cottages, 203.5p Faughhill, 200p Crookston, Texel: 216.3p Threepwood, 212p, 206.3p The Knock, 200p Threepwood, 198.9p The Knock, 198.8p Kedzlie, 197.4p The Knock, 196.6p Kedzlie, 195.5p Sunnycroft, Suffolk: 187.6p, 186.7p, 185.5p (2) The Knock
Ewes – less forward, increased returns.
Suffolk:£117 Belmont, £105 Upper Bolton, £100 Venchen, £91 Greenburn, £87 Belmont, Venchen, £83 St Leonards, Texel: £113 Upper Bolton, £101 Greenburn, £95 Roundabouts, Bluecairn, £91 Belmont, £87 Lylestane, New Blainslie, £85 New Blainslie, North Country Cheviot: £91 Belmont, £81 Whitsome East Newton, £77 Dryden, Birneyknowe, Greyfaced: £79 Belmont, £75 Burncastle, £67 Coxydene, Venchen, New Blainslie, Beltex: £75 Lylestane, Cheviot Mule: £73 Lylestane, Blackface: £43 Burncastle