At St Boswells on Thursday 27th December, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep
Sold 44 Clean Cattle, 14 Cast Cows, 919 Lambs and 222 Ewes.
Bullocks (11) averaged 188p per kg and sold to 217p (n/c on the week)
Heifers (33) averaged 217p per kg and sold to 241p (+1.0p on the week)
14 Cast Cows averaged 90p per kg and sold to 129p ( n/c on the week) Top price £1062
914 Lambs averaged 200.5p per kg (+17p on the week) £92 per head and sold to £118, top price 277p per kg for Beltex Lambs
222 Ewes averaged £58 and sold to £87 for Suffolk Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £81, light ewes sold to £85 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £46
Clean Cattle per head: Bee Edge £1417.08, £1402.20, Upper Nisbet £1382.40, Bee Edge £1373.52, £1368, Caverton Mill £1358.88, Jedderfield £1334.88, Galagate £1307.20, Upper Nisbet £1272.32, Galagate £1249.68, Kedzlie £1229.60, Galagate £1226.40.
Clean Cattle per kilo: Bee Edge 241p Forsyths of Peebles, Upper Nisbet 240p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 238p, 236p Forsyths of Peebles, 228p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Caverton Mill 228p John Anderson (Butchers), Upper Nisbet 226p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Snawdon 226p, 217p Charles Wilson Ltd, Jedderfield 216p J.A Waters & Sons, Kedzlie 213p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Kedzlie 212p Shaw Fine Meats.
Cast Cows per head: Kedzlie £1062.60, Queenscairn £822.12, Machcleugh £774.70, Queenscairn £769.50, Kedzlie £763.68.
Cast Cows per kilo: Kedzlie 129p, Marchcleugh 127p, 115p, Kedzlie 115p, Bowershields 101p.
Lambs – Good show forward with trade hitting high rates.
Lambs per head – Beltex: £118 Crookston, £112 Headshaw, L, Crookston, £110 Crookston, £106 Huntington, Headshaw, L, £105 Huntington, £104 Crookston, £96 Craighouse, £95 Crookston, £93 Eildon Mains, £90.50 Crookston, Texel: £109, £108 Huntington, £108 Threepwood, Huntington (2), £107 Lower Ashtrees, Craighouse, £106 New Blainslie, £104 Crookston, £103 Buxley, £102 Bonjedward, £101 Buxley, £100 Lower Ashtrees, Headshaw, L, Huntington, Suffolk: £105 Threepwood, Bonjedward, £102.50 Bonjedward, £102 Blackhouse, £100.50 Wester Middleton, £100 Bonjedward, £97 Headshaw, L, Adderstonshiels, Wester Middleton, £95 Faughhill, Wester Middleton (2), Greyfaced: £99 Chesters Brae (2), Crookston, North Country Cheviot: £96, £94.50 North Synton, £94 The Dod, Craighouse, Half Bred: £94.50 Stobshiel Mains.
Lambs per kilo – Suffolk: 277.8p Wester Middleton, 209.1p Blackhouse Cottages, 208.2p Trabrown, 205p Wester Ulston, Beltex: 243.7p Huntington, 241.3p, 236.4p Crookston, 235.6p Headshaw, L, 231.7p, 229.2p Crookston, 226.8p Eildon Mains, 224.8p Crookston, 220p Faughhill, 218.8p Huntington, 215.6p Threeburnford, 213.3p Headshaw, L, Texel: 243.7p Huntington, 237.8p Lower Ashtrees, 224.4p Craigsford Mains, 222.7p, 222p Craighouse, 219p Threepwood, 217.1p Lochside, 216.7p Threepwood, 216.5p New Blainslie, 216.3p Lanton Crag, 216.1p Huntington, 216p Threepwood, 212.5p Craighouse, 212p Threeburnford, Threepwood, Charollais: 214.8p Ladyflat, North Country Cheviot: 213p Traprain, 211.8p The Dod, 205.8p Craighouse, Meatlinc: 211.1p Houdshall Cottage.
Ewes – similar trade.
Suffolk: £87 Buxley, Hampshire: £87 Blackhouse, North Country Cheviot: £85 (2) North Synton, Charollais: £83 Lanton Crag, Half Bred: £83 (2) Bonjedward, Lleyn: £77 Ednam West Mains, Meatlinc: £63 Houdshall Cottage, Greyfaced: £61 Blackhouse, £57 Yarlside, Easycare: £57 Girrick, Blackface: £47 Burncastle
Rams – Texel: £85 Faughhill.