St Boswells Primestock Sale

18th March 2019

At St Boswells on Monday 18th March, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 55 Clean Cattle, 21 Cast Cows, 792 Hoggs and 231 Ewes.

Bullocks (20) averaged  206.52p per kg and sold to 229p  (+2p on the week)
Heifers (35) averaged  214.58p per kg and sold to 245p (+2p on the week)
21 Cast Cows averaged 122p per kg and sold to 159p (-2p on the week) Top price £1387
792 Hoggs averaged 184.63p per kg  (-9p on the week) and sold to £112 , top price  240p per kg for Beltex Hoggs
231 Ewes averaged £65.67 and sold to £131 (2) for Suffolk x/Texel Ewes.   Heavy Ewes averaged £89, light ewes sold to £83 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £55

Clean Cattle per head:  Longnewton £1410.50, Bee Edge £1406.06, £1406.30, £1381.80, Upper Nisbet £1380.30, Penston £1369.60, Bee Edge £1355.68, Whitsome West Newton £1342.88, Upper Nisbet £1319.36

Clean Cattle per kilo: Bee Edge 245p Robert Pringle & Sons, 235p Forsyths of Peebles, Saltoun Home Farm 233p Forsyths of Peebles, 232p J.Saunderson Ltd, Bee Edge 229p (3) Foley Bros, Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Shaw Fine Meats, Penston 226p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Galagate 220p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

Cast Cows per head: Butchercote £1252.92, £1033.06, Currie Inn £951.20, Oakwood £910.74, Greenknowe £861.06

Cast Cows per kilo: Butchercote 159p, 157p, Currie Inn 145p, Oakwood 129p, Greenknowe 127p, Earlston Mains, Hyndsidehill 125p, Hyndsidehill 123p

Cast Bulls: Stobshiel Mains £1387.80, Greenknowe £1079.50

Hoggs – Slightly less on paper with more heavy sheep forward.

Hoggs per head: Texel: £112, £110.50 Lylestane, £109.50, £108, £105.50, £104 Stickle Heaton, £102.50 Bettyfield, £97 Aikeyside, £92 (2) Bonjedward, Suffolk: £101 Boghall, £100 The Lee, £97.50 Boghall, £97 Berryhill, £94.50, £92 (2) Boghall, £92 Bonjedward, £90.50, £90 (2), £89.50, £89, £88 (3), £87 (2) Boghall, Clun: £100, £99, £93 (2) Cauldshiel, Beltex: £98 Wester Ulston, £89 Lylestane, £87 Wester Ulston, Greyfaced: £95 The Lee, £85 Aikeyside, Boghall, Cheviot.x: £91.50 (2) Saughtree, £87.50, £87, £85 (2) Thornington, Zwartble: £86.50 Stickle Heaton, Meatlinc: £85, £82 Houdshall Cottage, Half Bred: £89.50, £85.50 Bonjedward, Cheviot Mule: £77 (2) Fairnilee

Hoggs per kilo: Beltex: 239p Wester Ulston, 216.9p Lylestane, 207.1p, 200p Wester Ulston, Texel: 208.8p Lylestane, 207.5p Longfaugh, Fairnilee, 207.3p Berryhill, 204.9p Fairnilee, 203.8p, 201.2p Aikeyside, Lylestane, Swinnie, 200p (3) Lylestane, 197.7p (2) Berryhill, 196.6p Longfaugh, 196.4p Lylestane, 195.5p Fairnilee, 195.2p Thornington, 192.5p Boggs Holdings, Suffolk: 207.1p Boghall, 198.8p Longfaugh, 197.7p Aikeyside, 195.6p, 194.2p Boghall, 192.3p Aikeyside, 192p Fairnilee, 190.8p Thornington, 189.2p, 188.9p, 188.4p Boghall, Cheviot.x: 202.5p The Dod, 200p Lylestane, 186.8p (2) Thornington, Meatlinc: 197.6p Houdshall Cottage, Greyfaced: 195p Aikeyside, 193.8p Fairnilee, 191p, 188.9p Aikeyside, Cheviot Mule: 192.5p (2) Fairnilee, Half Bred: 176.3p Bonjedward, Blackface: 171.1p The Lee, Clun: 164.6p, 158.4p Cauldshiel

Ewes – Sharper on the week

Texel: £131, £127 Wester Ulston, £93 Berryhill, £91 Townhead, Aikeyside, Huntershall, Suffolk: £131, £107 Ruecastle Cottage, £105 Greenend, £91 Brotherstone, Beltex: £123 Brotherstone, Greyfaced: £91.50 Greenend, £89 Falside, £81 Huntershall, £79 Berryhill, £71 Kittyfield, Falside, North Country Cheviot: £83, £67 (2) Dryden, Birneyknowe,  Zwartble: £83 The Pond House, Cavers, Lleyn: £79 Brotherstone, Half Bred: £71 Townhead, Easycare: £67, £65 (3) Pilmuir, Coldingham, Blackface: £61 Berryhill, £60.50 Huntershall, £59, £57 Burncastle, £53 Whitehope, £47 Burncastle

Rams: Suffolk: £90 Brotherstone, Bluefaced Leicester: £89 Burncastle, North Country Cheviot: £69 Lylestane, Shetland: £55 Brotherstone, Blackface: £53 Burncastle