St Boswells Primestock Sale

21st November 2016

At St Boswells on Monday 21st November Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep.

Sold 74 clean cattle, 110 Beef Cows, 1387 Lambs and 334 Ewes
Bullocks (21) averaged 219p per kg and sold to 241p (+1.0p on the week)
Heifers (50) averaged 215.4p per kg and sold to 250p (+3.4p on the week)
3 Y Bulls averaged 125p per kg and sold to 142p (n/c on the week)
110 Beef type Cows averaged 118.4p per kg and sold to 207p (-1.6p on the week)
1387 Lambs averaged 177p per kg (+19.0p on the week) and sold to £96, top price 213p per kg for Beltex
334 Ewes averaged £62, and sold to £100 for Suffolk
Heavy ewes averaged £74, Light ewes sold to £79 for Cheviot and averaged £47

Principal Prices per Head:  Bee Edge £1470, £1453.14, £1405.32, £1384.02, Upper Nisbet £1422.72, £1398.60, £1378.60 Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.50 M/s J Gilmour Co Ltd, Bee Edge 2.43 Shaws of Lauder, Wester Ulston 2.41 (2) M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Penston 2.40 Shaws of Lauder, Redden 2.40 John Saunderson Ltd, Bee Edge 2.39 Shaws of Lauder, Penston 2.39 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Lenxlove 2.38 Shaws of Lauder, Longnewton 2.38 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Willowford 2.38 Halliwells Butchers, Wester Ulston 2.37 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd.

Cows per head: Roxburgh Mains £1420.02, Upper Nisbet £1418.40, £1261.70, Kerskwe £1335, Roxburgh Mains £1298.44, Hoprigshiels £1255.14, £1234.20 Cows per kg: Roxburgh Mains 2.07, Upper Nisbet 1.97, 1.95, 1.85, 1.71, Hoprigshiels 1.73, 1.71.

Lambs – Less numbers, greatly increased trade.  Lambs per head:  Texel £96 Threepwood, Lower Ashtrees, £89 Fleurs, £87.50 West Moneylaws, £86.50 Headshaw, Thornington, £86 Earlston Mains, Lower Ashtrees, £85.50 Fleurs, £85 Thornington, Suffolk £95 Headshaw, £94, £85.50 West Moneylaws, £87 Fleurs, £85.50 Stagehall, Threepwood, £85 Castleside, £84.50 Woodhouse, £84 Muircleugh, Threepwood, Beltex £90 Faughhill, £84 Craigsford Mains, Charolais £88, £83.50, £81 (2) Woodhouse, Cheviot £82, £79.50, £78.50 (20) Stagehall, Bluefaced Leicester £82 Brothershiels, Cheviot Mule £81 Bayhill Farming, Mule £79.50 Burncastle  Lambs per kg:  Beltex 213.2, 202.6 Threeburnford, 211.8 Faughhill, 182.6 Craigsford Mains, Texel 204.8 Lower Ashtrees, 195.3 Threepwood, 194.3 North Synton, 192.9 Earlston Mains, 192.8, 191.9 Faughhill, 191.8 Applecross, 191.6 Faughhill, Stagehall, 190.7 Brothershiels, Charolais 200, 186.2, 184.1, 181.5 Woodhouse, Suffolk 190 Threeburnford, 187.5 Broomiebank, 185.6 Fleurs, 184.7 Brothershiels, 184.3 Trabrown, 184.1 Currie Inn, Threepwood, 183.3 Bayhill Farming, 182 (2) Woodhouse, Mule 185 Threeburnford, Cheviot 180.3 Stagehall

Ewes – Better show, increased returns.  Suffolk £100 Trows Cottage, £81 Stagehall, Lintlaw, Mowhaugh, Cockburn, Cheviot £79, £73 Stagehall, £73 Leaderfoot, Adderstonshiels, Texel £77 (2) Cockburn, £75 Lylestane, Mule £75 Earlston Mains, £63 Lintlaw, £61 Chapelhill H, Upper Chatto, Cheviot Mule £73 Lylestane, Blackface £43 Meigle, £41 Upper Chatto Rams – Texel £107, £99 Shoestanes, £85 Craigsford Mains, £80 Broomiebank, Zwartble £99 Billiemains, Bluefaced Leicester £93 (2) Upper Chatto.