St Boswells Primestock Sale

4th March 2019

At St Boswells on Monday 4th March Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 58 Clean Cattle, 35 Cast Cows, 1082 Hoggs and 180 Ewes.

Bullocks (15) averaged 203.91p per kg and sold to 240p (+N/C  on the week)
Heifers (43) averaged 213.85p per kg and sold to 245p (-6p on the week)
35 Cast Cows averaged 119.83p per kg and sold to 165p (+1p on the week) Top Price £1495.
1082 Hoggs averaged 182.7p per kg (-8p on the week) and sold to £107, top price244p p/kg for Char hogg. 180 Ewes averaged £71.74.  Heavy Ewes averaged £83, light ewes sold to £67 for Cheviot ewes and averaged £55.

Clean Cattle per head: ££1474.90 £1440, £1404.48, £1371.24 Bee Edge.£1420.16 Longnewton. £1347.84 Penston. £1308 Faughhill. £1305.40 Saltoun HF. £1296 Dunslaw. £1295.04 Wester Ulston. £1285.28 Saltoun HF. £1283.26 Traprain. £1269 Whitsome WN. £1262.80 Longnewton. £1261.08 Upper Nisbet.

Clean Cattle per kilo – Bee Edge 245p. Bee Edge 240p TA Shaw, Lauder, Bee Edge 234p Hugh Black & Sons, Bathgate. Saltoun HF 232p John Saunderson Butcher, Edinburgh. Bee Edge 231p. Penston 230p Michael Malone of Edinburgh. Redden 228p WTS Forsyth & Sons, Butchers, Peebles. Wester Ulston 228p TA Shaw, Lauder.Nisbet 228p Michael Malone of Edinburgh.Whitsome WN 227p. Upper Nisbet 227p Michael Malone of Edinburgh. Penston 226p JF Finlay& Company. Whitsome WN 226p JF Finlay & Company.Whitsome WN 225p JA Waters& Sons, Selkirk.

Cast Cows per head: Inland pastures £1369.50, £1352.40, £1278.90, £1260.9, £1131.62, £1039.74, £1024.42. Corsbie £977.26. Castlemains £944.28.

Cast Cows per kilo; Inland Pastures 165p, 161p, 159p. Colmslie 149p, 142p. Inland Pastures 137p, 135p, 131p. Corsbie 131p. Castlemains 129p. Upper Samieston 129p.

Cast Bull – Easter Middleton £1495.26. Ruletownhead £1085.58. Colmslie £1084.80.

The Hogg trade was slightly less on the week as there were more hill types forward.

Hoggs Per Head: – Texel: £107, £105Floors Farming, £104, £100,£96.50 Butterdean, £103,£97 Eilean,£96 The Lee, Crookston, £95 Bonjedward, £94 Blakehope, £92 Threepwood, New Blainslie, £90.50 Threepwood. Suffolk:£100.50,£96 Butterdean. £96 The Lee. £95.50 £92 £90 Bonjedward. £90 Saughtree .£89 Boon. Beltex: £98 £96 £93 Crookston. £88 Boon. Cheviot Cross: £94 Floors farming, £90 £89 Adderstonshiels, £88 Saughtree. Charolais: £93 Falsidehill, £89 Berryhill. Half bred: £88 Stobshiel Mains, £84 Bonjedward. Cheviot Mule: £83.50 Blegbie lackface: £83 Blakehope.

Hoggs Per Kilo: Charolais: 244070p Falsidehill. 198.80p Berryhill. Beltex: 242.10p Halidean Mill, 209.50p Boon.195.70p Crookston. Texel: 240p Crookston, 235.90p, 215.40p New Blainslie, 225p Bogend, 223.50p 214.80p Threepwood,  214.60p, 214.50p Earlston Mains.212.10p Helmburn, 208.90p Berryhill, 207.10p Boon, 207p Butterdean, 206.60p Blakehope, 202060p Helmburn. Suffolk:197.50 Threepwood, 188.40p(2) Saughtree, Southdown:194.70 Cocklaw. Cheviot Cross: 193.80p, 191.40p Kirklands. Blackface: 187.50p Blakehope.

There was a small show of ewes showing increased returns.

Ewes:  Charolais: £113. £103, £91 Falsidehill. Texel: £111, £107 Stickle Heaton. £107 Butterdean. £105 Langraw. £101 Forge Cottage, £97 £93 Bogend. £93 £89 Butterdean, £91 Lawfield. Suffolk: £95 £91 Butterdean, £91 Lawfield, £87 Stevenson Mains, £85 Langraw. Halfbred: £87 Blackhill. Grayface: £76 Butterdean, £69 Whinfield, £67 Bowland, Helmburn. NCC: £67 Blegbie, £65 (2) Dod Farm, Easycare: £61 Girrick. Blackface: £57 £47 £43 Yett.