St Boswells Primestock Sale

13th May 2019

At St Boswells on Monday 13th May 2019, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep  where they sold 61 Clean Cattle, 68 Cast Cows, 120 New Season Lambs, 586 Hoggs and    328 Ewes.

Bullocks (24) averaged 210.24p per kg and sold to 237p  (n/c on the week)
Heifers (35) averaged 219.72p per kg and sold to 256p (+4p on the week)
72 Cast Cows averaged 137.27p per kg (+2p on the week) Top price £1470
120 Lambs averaged 240p per kg (+8p on the week) and sold to £125, top price 276p per kg for Texel Lambs
586 Hoggs averaged 183p per kg  (n/c on the week) and sold to £117, top price 235p per kg for Texel Hoggs
328 Ewes averaged £70 and sold to £123 for Texel.x Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £85, light ewes sold to £85 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £64

Clean Cattle per head: Bee Edge £1500.16, £1476, £1444.80, £1428.48, Willowford £1413.70, Crookhouse £1344.66, Willowford £1312, Galagate £1283.34, Nisbet £1278.72, Upper Nisbet £1275.96

Clean Cattle per kilo: Bee Edge 256p Robert Pringle & Sons, 248p Forsyths of Peebles, 246p Hugh Black & Sons, Wester Ulston 244p Shaw Fine Meats, Bee Edge 240p Hugh Black & Sons, Pathhead 237p Shaw Fine Meats, Wester Ulston 232p Forsyths of Peebles, Upper Nisbet 230p Shaw Fine Meats, Gospelhall 228p John Saunderson Ltd, Pathhead 224p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

Young Bull: Faughill £1666.66

Cast Cows per head: Mosstower £1470, Roxburgh Mains £1432.98, Kersknowe £1410.50, Mosstower £1379.40, Upper Huntlywood £1362.72, Roxburgh Mains £1338.48, Mosstower £1239.20, Roxburgh Mains £1221.74

Cast Cows per kilo: Towford 179p, Mosstower 175p, Falsidehill 173p (2), Roxburgh Mains 171p, Stichill Home Farm (2), Upper Huntlywood,  167p

Cast Bulls per head: Over Newton £1472.50, Hownam Grange £1328.40, Shoestanes £1203.30

Cast Bulls per kilo: Hownam Grange 135p, Over Newton 125p

First good show of lambs forward, more buyers operational

Lambs per head: Suffolk: £125 Belmont, £121 Ballencrieff Mains, £119 Corsbie, £118 Fairlaw, £116 Harelaw, £115 Corsbie, Thornington, £112 Smailholm Mains, £111 Thornington, £111 Ladyflat, £110 Belmont, Smailholm Mains (2) Texel: £125 Ballencrieff Mains, £124, £121, £120 Corsbie, £118 Thornington (2), £116 Fairlaw

Lambs per kilo: Suffolk: 276.2p Harelaw, 271.3p Fairlaw, 255.2p Thornington, 250p Belmont, Smailholm Mains, 244.7p Thornington, 244.4p Belmont, 241.4p Redpath East End, 240.9p Smailholm Mains, Texel: 260p Thornington, 252.5p Redpath East End, 248.9p Thornington (2), 247.5p Ballencrieff Mains, 242p Corsbie,

Plenty weight forward, returns increased

Hoggs per head: Texel: £117 Pilmuir, £108 Boghall,£106 Traprain, £104.50 Longlands, £104 Harelaw, Boghall, £103 Longlands, £102 Berryhill, £100 Eden Brook, Traprain, £98 Lumsdaine, Longlands, Spottiswoode (2), Colmslie,Suffolk: £112, £111, £109 (2), £107.50, £107 (2), £106 (2) Boghall, £106 Bonjedward,  £104 (2) Boghall, £104 Traprain, £101 The Challenge, £100 Eden Brook (2), £99, £98 Boghall, Cheviot: £106 Boghall, £104 Bonjedward (2), £102 Boghall, £100 Traprain, Boghall, £99 Whitefield, E, £95 Boghall, £94 Lumsdaine, £91 Halterburnhead, Easycare: £101 Pilmuir, Romney: £101, £98 (2) Crailinghall, Greyfaced: £95 Lumsdaine, £94 Boghall, £93, £90 Longlands

Hoggs per kilo: Texel: 235.6p, 217.4p Traprain, 216.7p Boghall, 213.6p Redpath East End, 212.2p Legerwood, 208.9p Pilmuir, 207.5p New Blainslie, 204.7p Redpath East End, 202.1p Eden Brook, 200p Brundeanlaws, Suffolk: 218.9p (2), 205.7p (2), 204.8p  Boghall, 202.3p Bonjedward, Cheviot: 217p Boghall, 215.8p Dod, 212.8p Traprain, 210.3p Dod, 204.5p Halterburnhead, 203.8p Boghall, Greyfaced: 202.4p Halterburnhead, Blackface: 200p Halterburnhead

Ewes – Slightly sharper

Texel: £123 Langtonlees, £105 Newhouses, £95 Belmont, £91 The Rink, Langtonlees, £89 Legerwood, Lumsdaine, £87 Colmslie, £85 Middlestead, Colmslie, Zwartble: £91 Whitlaw Cottage, £87 The Rink, Suffolk: £87 The Challenge, £85 Colmslie, £83 Hawksnest, Y, Lleyn: £87 Collielaw, £81 Trabrown, Cheviot Mule: £87 Langtonlees, £86 Lumsdaine, £81 Lylestane, Half Bred: £85 Bonjedward, North Country Cheviot: £85 Middlestead, £77 Bonjedward, £75 Stobshiel Mains, Whitefield, E, £73 Halterburnhead, Bonjedward, Whitefield, E, Bluefaced Leicester: £83 Stobshiel Mains, Charollais: £85 Fairlaw, Romney: £79 Black Castle Cottage, Greyfaced: £79 The Challenge, Middlestead, Falside, £77 Lumsdaine, £75 Black Castle Cottage, The Challenge, Meatlinc: £76, £72 Houdshall Cottage, Rare Breed: £73, £65 Westerhall, Blackface: £65 Middlestead, £61 Bowland, Lumsdaine, £55 Ettrickshaws, Easycare: £63 (2) Pilmuir