St Boswells Primestock Sale

4th February 2019

At St Boswells on Monday 4th February, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep  where they sold 54 Clean Cattle, 94 Cast Cows, 1455 Hoggs and 340  Ewes.
Bullocks (18) averaged 211p per kg and sold to 231p  (-3.0p on the week)
Heifers (36) averaged 208p per kg and sold to 248p (-9.0p on the week)
94 Cast Cows averaged 117p per kg and sold to 177p (n/c on the week) Top price £1451
1455 Hoggs averaged 193p per kg (-3p on the week) and sold to £114, top price 278p per kg

Ewes averaged £56 and sold to £120 for Suffolk Ewes.   Heavy Ewes averaged £71, light ewes sold to £81 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £47

Clean Cattle per head: Upper Nisbet £1512.80, Bee Edge £1442.48, £1357.44, Penston £1349.92, Upper Nisbet £1356.50, Nisbet £1334.16, £1305.24, Penston £1269.60, Jedderfield £1258.32, £1254.26, Nisbet £1252.80, Jedderfield £1239.84

Cast Cows per head: Mosstower £1451.40, Inland Pasture £1428. Kersknowe £1320.80, Kirktonhill £1235.80, Honeyburn £1234.80, Kirktonhill £1220.18, Mosstower £1201.50, Honeyburn £1178.82, Mosstower £1160.66

Cast Bull per head: Laidlawstiel £1548.66, The Neuk £1366.86

Clean Cattle per kilo: Upper Nisbet 248p J.A Waters & Sons, Bee Edge 247p H.Black & Sons, Upper Nisbet 243p Forsyths of Peebles, Penston 238p, 236p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 231p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, 230p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Penston 230p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Bee Edge 224p Hugh Black & Sons, Nisbet 219p Hugh Black & Sons

Cast Cows per kilo: Honeyburn, Mosstower 177p, Inland Pasture 175p, Woodhouse 171p, Kirktonhill 169p, 167p, Honeyburn 147p, 145p, Kirktonhill 143p

Cast Bull per kilo:  Laidlawstiel 159p

Hoggs – Similar, handy weights in demand.  Average 193p, SQQ 201p

Hoggs per head: Beltex: £114, £113, £110, £106 Crookston, £104, £102 Newton, Crathie, £100 Traprain, £97 Crookston, £94 Faughhill (3), £92 Wester Ulston, Suffolk: £108 Newton, Crathie, £103 Haltree, Bonjedward, £95.50 Bonjedward, £90 Blackhill, Texel:  £105.50 Kedzlie, £105 Crookston (2), £104 Blackhill, £100 Kittyfield, Threepwood, £99.50 Kedzlie, £99 Haltree, £98.50, £96 North Synton, £95.50 Bonjedward, £95 Traprain, Wester Ulston, Cheviot Mule: £99 Saughtree, Hampshire: £95, £90 Cauldcoats, Half Bred: £88.50 Bonjedward, Cheviot.x: £88 Saughtree, Greyfaced: £86 Broomilees, Bluefaced Leicester: £85 Stobshiel Mains, Blackface: £83 Newton, Crathie

Hoggs per kilo: Beltex: 278p Crookston, 249p, 248p Newton, Crathie 246.5p, 239.1p Crookston, 226.5p, 218.6p Faughhill, 215.6p Crookston, 211.5p Wester Ulston, 208.9p Faughhill, Texel: 239.8p Kedzlie, 235.3p Threepwood, 234p Kedzlie, 232.1p, 228p Newton, Crathie, 223.6p Kedzlie, 223.5p Wester Ulston, 215.9p Traprain, 206.6p The Knock, 200p Traprain, Threepwood, Cheviot.x: 207.9p, 205.1p Newton, Crathie, 201.2p Traprain, Suffolk: 205.1p Newton, Crathie, 200p The Knock, Charollais: 203.6p Bedrule, Blackface: 202.4p Newton, Crathie

Ewes – Lesser show forward, lighter ewes harder work.

Suffolk: £120, £93 Headshaw, L, £85 Haltree, Texel: £99, £93 Headshaw, L, £87 Venchen, Buckholm, Zwartble: £87 Cauldcoats, Half Bred: £85 Blackhill, C, North Country Cheviot: £81 Haltree, £69 Traprain, Millheugh, £67 Stagehall, £65 Headshaw, L, Greyfaced: £71 Meigle, £63 Broomilees, Meatlinc: £57 Houdshall Cottage, Blackface: £47 Broomiebank, £45 Ettrickshaws, £41 Buckholm, Heriot Mill

Rams – Texel: £101 Headshaw, L