St Boswells Primestock Sale

28th November 2016

At St Boswells on Monday 28th November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep.

Sold 78 clean cattle, 82 Beef Cows, 2613 Lambs and 706 Ewes
Bullocks (23) averaged 214.8p per kg and sold to 243p (-4.2p on the week)
Heifers (50) averaged 217.3p per kg and sold to 245p (+1.9p on the week)
5 Y Bulls averaged 169.5p per kg and sold to 192p (n/c on the week)
82 Beef type Cows averaged 118.4p per kg and sold to 189p (n/c on the week)
2613 Lambs averaged 180.7p per kg (+3.7p on the week) £80 per head and sold to £100, top price  216.4p per kg for Beltex
706 Ewes averaged £51, and sold to £81 for Berrichon Ewes and £117 for Suffolk Rams
Heavy ewes averaged £67, Light ewes sold to £77 for Cheviot and averaged £37

Principal Prices per Head:  Upper Nisbet £1472.58, Wester Ulston £1420.80, Shidlaw £1392.40, £1386.24, Lenxlove £1374, Willowford £1350.20, Papple £1343.92  Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.45 Denholm Meat Supplies, Upper Nisbet 2.43 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Bee Edge 2.43 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Willowford 2.40, Papple 2.39 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Willowford 2.38 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Longnewton 2.36 Robert L Wilson Butcher Ltd, Lenxlove, Shidlaw 2.36 Shaws of Lauder, Cauldshiel 2.36 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Haughhead, Papple, Wester Middleton 2.34 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Cauldshiel 2.34 Hugh Black & Sons Ltd.

Cows per head: Wester Middleton £1328.30, £1149.54, Huntington £1277.64, £1175.58, South Ord £1245.64, Thrunton £1130.04  Cows per kg: Huntington (2), 1.89, Wester Middleton 1.85, Falnash 1.67, Allanshaws 1.65, Whitriggs, Hexpath 1.53.

Lambs – A superb show of sheep was met with a trade to match.  Lambs per head:  Beltex £100 (2), £97 Sydenham, £97, £87 (2), £85.50 Crookston, £88.50 Craigsford Mains, £85.50 Redden, Bow, Texel £100 Sydenham, £91.50, £88 (2) St Leonards, £90.50 Threepwood, £88 Huntington, £88 (2) Crumhaughhill, Suffolk £93 Huntington, £87 Craigsford Mains, £84.50 (2) Ashley Park, £84.50 Hermiston Farm, Cheviot Mule £84 Wester Ulston, Cheviot £82, £80.50 (2) North Synton, £76 Lumsdaine, Charolais £80 Woodhouse, Berrichon £80 Springwood, Romney £80 Towford, Mule £76 Lumsdaine  Lambs per kg:  Beltex 216.4 Sydenham, 207.4 Redden, 204.9, 200, 197.7 Crookston, 202.6 Bedrule, 200 Threeburnford, 198.8 Bow, Lylestane, 197.5 Lylestane, Texel 197.4, 194.5 Applecross, 195.1 New Blainslie, 195 Huntington, 194.6 Bonnyrigg, 193.8 Broom, 193.3 Kedzlie, 192.9 Lower Ashtrees, 192.8 Mossilee, 192.5 Sydenham, Cheviot Mule 195 Wester Ulston, 188.8 Lylestane, 186.8 Gilston, Suffolk 190.8 Threeburnford, 188.8 Trabrown, 187.8 Currie Inn, Bedrule, 186.6 Never Firth, 185.7 Broom, Blackface 187.1 Sydenham, Mule 183.1 Lumsdaine, Charolais 181.8 Woodhouse, Cheviot 180.3 Middleskwes.

Ewes – More numbers, slightly easier on the week.  Berrichon £81 Springwood, Texel £79 St Leonards, £77 Bonnyrigg, £75 Traprain, Greenburn, Bedrule, Suffolk £77 Brotherstone, £73 Legerwood, Cheviot £77, £69 Adderstonshiels, Beltex £67 Brotherstone, Zwartble £63 (2) Springwood, Lleyn £63 Brotherstone, Mule £61 Traprain, Lanton Cragg, £57 Yarlside, Legerwood, £55 Lumsdaine, Cheviot Mule £55 Yarlside, Blackface £39 Broomiebank, £37 (2) Aikeyside, Birniekwe, Lumsdaine, Rams – Suffolk £113 Birkenside, £93 St Leonards, Charolais £81 Lanton Cragg.