St Boswells Primestock Sale

25th May 2020

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

Sold 63 Clean Cattle, 64 Cast Cows, 537 Lambs, 165 Hoggs and 217 Ewes
Bullocks (22) averaged 211.5p per kg and sold to 224p (+7p on the week)
Heifers (40) averaged 212p per kg and sold to 236p (+1p on the week)
1 Young Bull sold to 212p per kg
64 Cast Cows averaged 141p per kg and sold to 185p (+2p on the week) Top price £1624
537 Lambs averaged 248p per kg (-10p on the week) and sold to £122, top price 285p per kg for Texel Lambs
165 Hoggs averaged 182p per kg (n/c on the week) and sold to £112, top price 222p per kg for Cheviot Hoggs
165 Ewes averaged £75 and sold to £113 for Texel Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £84, light ewes sold to £88 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £66


Clean Cattle per head: Bee Edge £1472.56, £1439.60, £1402.86, Lower Greenhill £1398.60, Upper Nisbet £1360.80, Pathhead £1352.48, Penston £1346.74, Bee Edge £1343.68, Kedzlie £1335.04, Lurdenlaw £1333.40, Thrunton £1331.10, Phantassie £1331.36, Whitsome West Newton £1321.60, Upper Nisbet £1312.74, Smailholm Mains £1297.92

Clean Cattle per kilo:  Bee Edge 236p Shaw Fine Meats, 233p Foley Bro, Penston 233p Foley Bros, Crookhouse 230p Forysths of Peebles, Penston 229p Saunderson Butchers, Bee Edge 229p Denholm Meat Supplies, Penston 228p Hugh Black & Sons, Nisbet 228p JF Finlay, Kedzlie 224p Forsyths of Peebles, Upper Nisbet 221p JA Waters & Son, Kedzlie 218p JF Finlay, Upper Nisbet 216p (2) Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd & Cooper Butchers


Cast Cows per head:  Kersknowe £1419.60, Kedzlie £1413, Kersknowe £1359, Middlethird £1234.80, Coltcrooks £1178, Hoprigshiels £1163.28, Headshaw L £1161.80, Gateshaw £1149.54, Marigold £1145.36, Harehead £1120.14

Cast Cows per kilo: Penston 185p, Mossilee 175p, Kersknowe 169p, Gateshaw 169p, Vogrie Farms 163p, Oakwood 161p, Headshaw L 157p, Kedzlie 157p, Gateshaw 155p, Priesthaugh 155p

Cast Bulls per head: Easter Middleton £1624.10, Middlethirnd £1527.36


More numbers forward.  Slightly less in returns

Lambs per head – Texel: £122 Sunnycroft, £120 (2) Birkenside, £117 (2) Ballencrief Mains, £116 Treaty Park, Ballencrief Mains, £115 Huntington, £110 Cockburn Suffolk: £122, £118 (2) Ballencrief Mains, £110 (2) Belmont, Thornington, £109 (2) Ballencrief Mains, £107 Cockburn, Thornington. Hampshire: £105.5 Fairlaw, £100 Treaty Park. Zwartble: £102 Lauder Barns

Lambs per kilo – Texel: 285.7p Birkenside, 280.5p Huntington, 276.2p Treaty Park, 275.9p Birkenside, 269.1p Coltcrooks, 264.2p Bogend, 262.5p Blackadder Mains, Huntington, 257.8p, 256.1p Thornington. Suffolk: 257.8p Thornington, 252p Ballencrief Mains. Hampshire: 246.9p Treaty Park.


Hoggs per head- Suffolk: £112 Whitsome West Newton, £107 Elwartlaw, £104 Earlston Mains, £99 Elwartlaw, £95 Ruletownhead, £93 Symington Mains, £90 (2) Camphouse. Texel: £108 Hallidean Mill, £105 Bonjedward Mill, Legars, £104 Hallrule Mill, Ruletownhead, £103 Brundenlaws, £102 Hallrule Mill, Elwartlaw. Bluefaced Leicester: £100 Broomiebank. Charolais: £104 Hallrule Mill. North Country Cheviot: £99, £96 Hownam Grange, £93 Ruletownhead, £92 Hownam Grange, £89 Faughhill, £87 Bonjedward Mill. Blackface: £93 Hartside, £85 (2) Longcroft.

Hoggs per kilo – North Country Cheviot: 222.5p Faughhill, 217.5p Bonjedward Mill, 216.2p Faughhill, 197p 193.8p Ruletownhead, 192.8p Broomiebank. Texel: 219.5p Bonjedward Mill, 213.5p Whitsome West Newton, 211.8p Hallidean Mill, 204p Elwartlaw, 200p Ruletownhead, Hallrule Mill, 198.1 Brundenlaws, 197.8p Hallidean Mill, 196.3p Bonjedward Mill. Suffolk: 208p Earlston Mains, 207.8p Elwartlaw, 200p(2) Legars,198.2p Whitsome West Newton.


Less money for all types

Beltex: £113 Faughhill. Texel: £113 Legars, £110 Huntington, £95 Earlston Mains, £91 Greenburn, Earlston Mains, £90 Huntington. Charolais: £95 Faughhill, £83 Earlston Mains. Suffolk: £91 Legars, £90 Holydean, £89 Bonjedward Mill, £87 Earlston Mains, £85 Cockburn, £83 Huntington. Bluefaced Leicester: £89 Hartside. North Country Cheviot: £88 £85 Hownam Grange, £83 Springwood Lodge. Berrichon: £88, £82 Springwood Lodge. Lleyn: £80 Kilnknowe, £75 Legerwood. Blackface: £66 (2) Burncastle, £62 Hartside.