St Boswells Primestock Sale

18th May 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 18th May, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle

Sold 87 Clean Cattle, 65 Cast Cows, 291 Lambs, 880 Hoggs and 305 Ewes
Bullocks (29) averaged 203p per kg and sold to 226p (x2) (-7p on the week)
Heifers (57) averaged 211p per kg and sold to 233p (n/c on the week)
1 Young Bull sold to 217p per kg
65 Cast Cows averaged 139p per kg and sold to 167p (n/c on the week) Top price £1330
291 Lambs averaged 258p per kg (-3p on the week) £115 per head and sold to £135, top price 284p per kg for Texel Lambs
880 Hoggs averaged 208p per kg (+5p on the week) and sold to £117, top price 243p per kg for Cheviot Hoggs
305 Ewes averaged £83 and sold to £123 for Texel Ewes  Heavy Ewes averaged £100, light ewes sold to £99 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £78

CLEAN CATTLE

Clean Cattle per head: West Blanerne:£1477.08, Upper Nisbet £1424.48, Bee Edge £1386.24, £1372.56, £1366.20, Gateshaw £1365, Bee Edge £1339.30, £1336.44, £1333.40, Lurdenlaw £1331.36, Crookhouse £1324.36, Penston £1301.80

Clean Cattle per kilo:  Penston 233p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Upper Nisbet 232p J.A Waters & Sons, Bee Edge 230p Hugh Black & Sons, Penston 230p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Pathhead 229p J & J Mather, Conker Cottage 228p J & J Mather, Pathhead 228p J & J Mather, Bee Edge 228p (2) Hugh Black & Sons and Forsyths of Peebles

COWS

Cast Cows per head:  The Finches £1329.08, Blegbie £1289.34, Gateshaw £1283.40, Easter Fodderlie £1249.50, Penston £1143.66, Gateshaw £1142.96, The Hagg £1134.90, The Finches £1114.38

Cast Cows per kilo: Penston 167p, Birkenside 165p, Mervinslaw 161p, Gateshaw 157p (2), 155p (2), 151p, Penston 151p

LAMBS

More numbers forward.  Heavy show, returns similar

Lambs per head – Texel: £135 Ballencrieff Mains, £130, £126 Lochside, £124 (2) Ballencrieff Mains, £123 Bogend, £123, £121 Ballencrieff Mains, £120 Redpath East End, £119 Lochside, Belmont, £117 Ballencrieff Mains, £116 Lauder Barns, Edrom Mains (2)Suffolk: £127 Wester Middleton, £126 Sweethope, £125 Whitsome West Newton, Craighouse, £121 Ballencrieff Mains, Belmont, £118 (2) Ballencreiff Mains, £116 Whitsome West Newton, Coltcrooks, £115 Craighouse

Lambs per kilo – Texel: 284p, 280.5p Coltcrooks, 276.2p Lauder Barns, 273.8p (3) Thornington, 269.9p Birkenside, 269p Bogend, Lauder Barns, 266.7p Lochside, Redpath East End, 264.4p Lochside, 264.3p Bogend, 262.5p, 260p Lochside

HOGGS

Good show of well fleshed hoggs on offer.  Increased returns.  Average 208p

Hoggs per head- North Country Cheviot: £117 North Synton, £113, £112 (3), £111, £110 (2), £109 (2), £108 Boghall, £106 Hownam Grange, £105 Over Whitlaw, £102 Lylestane, £101 Boghall, Texel: £116 Boghall, £114 (2), £113 (2) Whitsome West Newton, £113 Boghall, Bettyfield, £111 Boghall, £109 Greenhead, S, Craighouse, £108 Woodhouse (2), Helmburn, Bettyfield, Ednam West Mains, Suffolk: £116 Craighouse, £113 Brotherstone, Sweethope, £111 (2), £109 (2) Boghall, £108 (2) Brotherstone, £105.50, £101 Boghall Beltex: £110 Blackadder Mains, £99, £92 Craighouse, Greyfaced: £106, £105, £98 Boghall, Cheviot Mule: £104 Lylestane, £96 Halidean Mill, Blackface: £94 Berryhill, Leaston

Hoggs per kilo – North Country Cheviot: 243p, 241.8p Boghall, 240.7p Faughhill, 239.1p Boghall, 235.6p Hownam Grange, 234.9p (2), 234.4p(2), 233p, 232.5p, 230.9p Boghall, 225p, 224.2p Lylestane, 224p Boghall, Texel: 241.9p Helmburn, 237.8p, 237.2p Boghall, 234.4p Craighouse, 223.4p Holydean, 221.7p Woodhouse, 218.8p Holydean, 217.4p Lochside, 214.4p Lylestane, 214p New Blainslie, 213.5p Lylestane, 211p Torquhan, Currie Inn, Beltex: 239p, 238.6p Craighouse, 220p Blackadder Mains, Blackface: 226.5p Leaston, Cheviot Mule: 225p Halidean Mill, Suffolk: 219.8p (2), 217.5p Boghall, Greyfaced: 217.6p Stottencleugh

EWES

All types wanted.  Another strong trade

Texel: £123 North Synton, £115 Wester Middleton, £113 Blackadder Mains, Bogend, £109 Redden, £107 Blackadder Mains, £105 Symington Mains, Bogend, Redden, £103 Buskin, Suffolk: £119 Sweethope, £117 Symington Mains, £115 Blackburnrigg, £113 Ruletownhead, £111 Wester Middleton, £109 Symington Mains, £101 Greenhead, S, North Country Cheviot: £96 Nisbet Mill, £99 Earlston Road, Stow, £95 North Synton, Hownam Grange, £94, £89 Adderstonshiels, £87 Hownam Grange, Ruletownhead, £85 Leaderfoot, Lleyn: £97, £91, £85 Over Whitlaw, Cheviot Mule: £89 Blegbie, £83 Nisbet Mill, Greyfaced: £84 Redden, £83 Spottiswoode, £81 Hartwoodmyres, £80 Blackburnrigg, Woodhouse, Blackface: £83, £79 Blackburn, £75 Yarrow Farmhouse, £71 Stottencleugh, Swaledale: £65 Broomilees

RAMS

Texel: £121 Blackburn, £101 Threepwood, Beltex: £110 Lylestane, Bluefaced Leicester: £103 Blackburn