At St Boswells on Monday 5th August Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep.
Sold 68 Clean Cattle, 24 Cast Cows, 1576 Lambs and 351 Ewes.
Bullocks (24) averaged 205p per kg and sold to 222p (-2.0p on the week)
Heifers (39) averaged 211p per kg and sold to 228p (+0.5p on the week)
5 Young Bulls averaged 145p per kg and sold to 200p (n/c on the week)
24 Cast Cows averaged 135p per kg and sold to 165p (n/c on the week) Top price £1303
1576 Lambs averaged 185.8p per kg (+11.8p on the week) and sold to £112, top price 225p per kg for Beltex Lambs
351 Ewes averaged £64 and sold to £105 for Suffolk Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £83, light ewes sold to £93 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £51
Clean Cattle per head: Bee Edge £1373.40, £1367.10, £1327.50, £1322.40, £1321.60, Lennoxlove £1284.72, Butchercote £1279.08, Upper Nisbet £1274.90, £1269.84, £1269.48
Clean Cattle per kilo: Bee Edge 228p Shaw Fine Meats, Penston 226p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Bee Edge 225p Shaw Fine Meats, Penston 224p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 224p Forsyths of Peebles, Haughhead 222p J.Saunderson Ltd, Upper Nisbet 222p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 220p Shaw Fine Meats, Lennoxlove 218p J.A Waters & Sons, Wester Ulston 220p Shaw Fine Meats, Lennoxlove 218p J.A Waters & Sons, Wester Ulston 217p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Caverton Mill 216p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd
Cast Cows per head – Foulshiels £1303.50, Langhaugh £1281.56, Mosstower £1254, Langhaugh £1211.02, Foulshiels £1128.88, East Garleton £1083.94, Carlaverock £1030.54
Young Bull per kilo- Philiphaugh 200p
Cast Cows per kilo- Foulshiels, Mosstower 165p, Langhaugh 161p, 151p, Burnhouse Mains 149p, East Garleton 143p, 141p, Shotton 139p, Oakwood 139p
Show and Sale of Texel sired lambs was kindly sponsored by The Scottish Texel Sheep Breeders Club. The show of over 100 lambs was ably judged by Mr Robert Wilson, Edinburgh who awarded the champion pen to Messrs Pate, Craigsford Mains, 45kgs out of Continental Ewe achieving £99. Reserve Champion was Messrs Fullerton, Corsbie with 45kg lambs out of Suffolk.x Ewe making £96
Class 1 Texel (ex. Suffolk.x Ewe)
1st Corsbie £96 (RESERVE CHAMPION)
2nd Brothershiels £77
3rd Craigsford Mains £88.50
Class 2 Texel (ex Continental Ewe)
1st Craigsford Mains £99 (CHAMPION)
2nd Huntington £99
3rd Craigsford Mains £106
Class 3 Texel (ex Mule Ewe)
1st Threeburnford £89
2nd Craigsford Mains £79.50
Lambs – more lambs forward. Good show with all types dearer.
Lambs per head: Suffolk: £112 Belmont, £97.50 Blegbie, £95 Symington Mains (2), £94.50 Hardacres, £92 Belmont, £89 Haltree, £84.50 Fairnilee, Texel: £106 Craigsford Mains, £105 Symington Mains (4), £103, £101 Huntington, £99 Craigsford Mains, Huntington, £97.50 Haltree (2), £97 Huntington (3), £96.50 Huntington, £96 Corsbie, Woodhouse, Threepwood, £95.50, £95 Corsbie, Hampshire: £104 Cauldcoats, Beltex: £94 Craiglea, £90 Hermiston, £89, £87 Huntington, £86 Craiglea, £85 Threeburnford, North Country Cheviot: £88.50 Symington Mains.
Lambs per kilo- Texel: 225p Huntington, 220p Craigsford Mains, 214.3p Symington Mains (4), 213.3p Corsbie, 212p Haltree (2), 209p Hermiston, 205.4p Corsbie, 201p, 200p Huntington, 200p Symington Mains (3), Corsbie, Huntington, 200p Pirnie, Threepwood, Suffolk: 211.1p, 204.3p Symington Mains, 197.8p Haltree, 195.7p Belmont, 195.1p Symington Mains, 195p Blegbie, 189p Hardacres, 186.5p Wester Middleton, Beltex: 209.3p Hermiston, 208.9p Craiglea, 207.3p Threeburnford, 200p Huntington, 195.5p Craiglea, 193.3p Huntington, 187.8p Threeburnford, North Country Cheviot: 188.3p Symington Mains.
Ewes-Smaller show forward. Ewes a sharper trade
Suffolk: £105 Elwartlaw, £97 Haltree, £95 Ecclaw, £90 Symington Mains, £89 Ecclaw, Haltree (2), Texel: £101 Wester Middleotn, £99 Upper Ashtrees, £95 Woodhouse, £93 Wormerlaw, £91 Blegbie, £89 Upper Bolton (2), £85 Symington Mains (2), £83 Caberston, £81 Upper Ashtrees, North Country Cheviot: £93 Philiphaugh, £91 Bowmont Farming, £87 Waterstead Farm Cottage, £79 Blegbie, £77 Whitefield, E, Beltex: £89(2), £87 Wester Ulston, £77 Bowmont Farming, £75 Faughhill, £71, £61, £57 Wester Ulston, Cheviot Mule: £77 Blegbie, £75 Philiphaugh, Greyfaced: £75 Caberston, £73 Cathpair, £71 Swinnie, Myreside, Shetland: £67 Bogg Holdings, Hebridean: £41 Rhodes Holdings.