St Boswells Primestock Sale

12th August 2019

At St Boswells on Monday 12th August 2019 Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 64 Clean Cattle, 69 Cast Cows, 1272 Lambs and 503 Ewes.
Bullocks (22) averaged 192p per kg and sold to 228p (n/c  on the week)
Heifers (40) averaged 212p per kg and sold to 238p (+1.0 on the week)
2 Young Bull sold to 169p per kg
69 Cast Cows averaged 129p per kg and sold to 169p (-6.0p on the week) Top Price £1368.
1272 Lambs averaged 178.6p and sold to £111, top price 208p for Beltex x lambs.
503 Ewes averaged £68 and sold to £123 for Texel Ewes.  Heavy Ewes averaged £81, light ewes sold to £63 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £51.

Clean Cattle per head: £1411.02 Mosstower. £1391.04, £1238.24 Faughhill. £1389.72, £1346.96,£1321.36.£1273.50 Bee Edge. £1336.08, £1309.68 Lennoxlove. £1299.98 Caverton Mill. £1297.20,£1280.44, £1261.08 Penston. £1291.32, £1267.76, £1259.28 Woodhead. £1290.30 Sunnycroft. £1285.16 Kirktonhill&Glengelt. £1284.32 Towford. £1283.34 Mosstower. £1279.72, £1262.80 Butchercote. £1256.32, £1252.52 Willowford. £1237.86, £1215.40, £1211.76 Upper Nisbet.

Clean Cattle per kilo – Penston 238p, 235p WTS Forsyth & Sons, Butchers, Peebles. Penston 235p, 234 J Gilmour & Co Ltd. Mosstower 231p G McFadzean Jnr. Lennoxlove 228p T A Shaw, Lauder. Bee Edge 226p T A Shaw,Lauder.Penston 226p J Gilmour & Co Ltd. Bee Edge 225p W T S Forsyth, Butchers, Peebles.Faughhill 224p J F Finlay & Company, Wishaw.

Cast Cows per head: Thrunton £1368.90. £1293.32.Thirlestane £1270.46.£1202.58 Mosstower £1209.78

Cast Cows per kilo: Thrunton 169p, 149p Hyndsidehill 157p. Thirlestane153p (2).Huntington 149p, 145p The Bow 145p. Priesthaugh 145p Muircleugh 145p. Mosstower 145p.

Cast Bull – Hermiston £1265. Hexpath £1262.70. Faughhill £1172.34.

There was a similar show forward but with a slightly easier trade

Lambs per head –Suffolk: £111 Highfield Farming. £101.50 £96, £94, £93.50, £95.50 Symington mains. £99 Gospel Hall, Butterdean. £98 Old Melrose. £94 Butterdean. £93, £90.50 Crookston. £89 Butterdean. £87 Headshaw.  £85.50 Haltree.Texel: £106, £100, £95 The Knock. £101 Symington Mains. £100.50, £95  Butterdean. £96.50 North Synton. £96 Haltree. £94 Greenhead, Reston. £94 Threepwood. Beltex: £108, £93, £89.50, £81.50 Crookston. £99.50, £82 Broomiebank. £95 Symington Mains. £87 £83 Glenholly House. £82.50 Lylestane. £82 Brothershiels. £81.50 Threeburnford. Cheviot: £90 Symington Mains. Cheviot Mule: £85.50 Gospel Hall.

Lambs per kilo: Crookston 208.10p, 203.80p, 200p, 195.80p. Threeburnford 201.20p. Lylestane 201.20. Glenholly House 197.60p. Broomiebank 195.10p, 190.70p. Texel: Symington Mains 201.20p, 198.90p. Wantonwalls 197.80p. Headshaw 193p, 192.90p. North Synton 193p. The Knock 192.30p. Greenhead Reston 191.80p. Butterdean 191.30p. St Leonards 190.40p (2). Suffolk: Old Melrose 196p. Headshaw, Lauder 191.20p, 185.40p Crookston 188.50p, 186p. Haltree 185.90p.

Ewes met another similar trade on the week.

Ewes:  Texel: £123. Huntington. £120, £111, £90 Haymount. £117, £110, £90 Headshaw, Lauder. £95 Walkersknowe Cottage. £91 North Synton. £90, £87 Greenhead, Reston. £89 Wester Middleton. Suffolk: £97 Headshaw, Lauder. £93 Hermiston. £93, £87 Hyndsidehill. £91 Wester Middleton. £89 Ruletownhead. Cheviot Mule: £86, £85 Craighouse. £79 Blegbie. £77 Garden House. £75 Torwoodlee& Buckholm Est. £75 Hyndsidehill(2). Beltex: £83, £81 Craighouse. Blueface Leicester: £81 Craighouse. Greyface: £79 Wester Middleton. Romney: £63 Torwoodlee & Buckholm Estate. Cheviot X: £63, £57 Ruletownhead.  Blackface: £60, £55 Burncastle.

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