St Boswells Primestock Sale

6th July 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 6th July, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle

Sold 87 Clean Cattle, 36 Cast Cows, 1458 Lambs and 377 Ewes

Bullocks (33) averaged 222p per kg and sold to 237p (x 2) (+2p on the week)

Heifers (50) averaged 224p per kg and sold to 244p (+12p on the week)

4 Young Bulls sold to 220p per kg

36 Cast Cows averaged 152p per kg and sold to 189p (+8p on the week) Top price £1606

1458 Lambs averaged 223.8p per kg (-3.2p on the week) and sold to £128, top price 251p per kg.

377 Ewes averaged £78.49 and sold to £123 for Texel Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £87, light ewes sold to £93 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £63

CLEAN CATTLE

All cattle a flying trade with new buyers in attendance.

Bullocks per head (465kgs – 555kgs) Lurdenlaw £1293.28, Old Castles £1292.50, Faughhill £1260.84, Old Castles £1254.24, Caverton Mill £1229.60, Wester Ulston £1201.20

(556 kgs +) Mervinslaw £1535.76, Upper Nisbet £1364.16, Old Castles £1360.38, Upper Nisbet £1342.46, Willowford £1315.02

Bullocks per kilo (465kgs – 555kgs) Average – 226.36p Wester Ulston, Faughhill 237p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Pogbie 236p J & J Mather, Lurdenlaw 236p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Old Castles 235p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Old Castles 234p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Pogbie 232p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Caverton Mill 232p Michael Malone of Edinburgh

(556 kgs +) Average 221.85p Old Castles 237p J.A Waters & Sons, Mervinslaw 237p Henderson Fine Food Co, Upper Nisbet 232p Shaw Fine Meats, Kedzlie 228p Michael Malone of Edinburgh

Heifers per head (400kgs – 484kgs) Old Castles £1052.80, £1016.96, £1016.60

(485 kgs +) Linton £1587.90, Bee Edge £1478.64, Woodhouse £1423.24, Bee Edge £1419.66, Muircleugh £1405.92

Heifers per kilo (400kgs – 484kgs) Average – 220.62p Old Castles 235p J & J Mather, 224p (2) J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(485 kgs +) Average – 225.78p Bee Edge 244p Denholm Meat Supplies, Mervinslaw 241p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Bee Edge 240p G.McFadzean, Penston 240p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Lurdenlaw 240p J & J Mather, Bee Edge, Faughhill 239p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd

Young Bulls per head: Kedzlie £1195.68, £1322.88 Edgerston

Young Bulls per kilo: Kedzlie 220p, 212p, Edgerston Home Farm 208p

Cast Cows per head: 5 Lamberton £1606.78, Woodhouse £1334.34, 5 Lamberton £1227.76, £1209.30, Craiglea £1209, Woodhouse £1207.26

Cast Cows per kilo: Woodhouse 189p, Kedzlie 175p (2), 173p, Woodhouse 171p, Penston 165p

Cast Bull: Papple £1507.88 (149p)

LAMBS

Lamb trade similar on the week.  Heavy Lambs wanted.

Lambs per head – Texel: £128 Greenknowe, £124 Greenhead, R, £120 Symington Mains, £118 Corsbie, £117 Sunnycroft, Greenknowe, £115.50 Gateshaw, £115 Sunnycroft, Langraw, £114.50 Muircleugh, £113 Upper Huntlywood Cottage, Langraw, Redden, £112 Haltree, £110.50 Symington Mains, Suffolk: £117 Haltree, £112 Fairnilee, £109 Corsbie, £108 Headshaw, L, Outerston, £106.50 Muircleugh, £105.50 Blackhill, C, £104 Marvingston, Broomilees, Symington Mains, £103.50 Meigle, Belmont, Blegbie, £103 Smailholm Mains, Beltex: £114 Craighouse, £105 Redden, £104, £100 (2), £99 Craighouse, £98 Redden, £96 Craighouse, £95.50 Redden, £95 Craighouse, North Country Cheviot: £105 Bonjedward

Lambs per kilo – Texel: 251.1p. 250p Symington Mains, 244.4p Corsbie, 240.9p, 239.8p Haltree, 239.7p Greenhead, S, 237.1p Sunnycroft, 236.9p (2) Symington Mains, 236p Corsbie, 235p Rhodes Holdings, 234.7p Langraw, 234p Greenhead, R, 233.8p Wester Ulston, 233.7p Muircleugh, Beltex: 247.5p, 243.9p (2) Craighouse, 243.2p Redden, 242.1p, 241p Craighouse, 239p, 232.9p, 232.4p Redden, 228p, 225p Craighouse, Suffolk: 240p Headshaw, L, 234p Haltree, 231.9p Corsbie, 231.5p Muircleugh, 231.1p Marvingston, Symington Mains, 230p Belmont, 226.1p Broomilees, 225.3p Leetside, 225p Blegbie, Meigle, North Country Cheviot: 228.3p Bonjedward, 226.2p Symington Mains

EWES

Another strong trade, all types similar

Beltex: £123 Huntington, £95, £87 Faughhill, Suffolk: £104 Haltree, £103 Middlethird, £100 Elmbank, £97 Haltree, £96, £92 Huntington, £92 Sorrowlessfield Mains, £91 Marvingston, Greenhead, R, £90 A & S Livestock, Zwartble: £97, £85 Dradenburn, Cheviot Mule: £97, £91 Blegbie, Texel: £95 Middlethird, £93 Crailing Nook, Blegbie, Pikiestane, £92 Sorrowlessfield, North Country Cheviot: £93 Philiphaugh, £89 Garvald Mains, £87 (2) Philiphaugh, Garvald Mains, Greyfaced: £86 Gateshaw, Elmbank, £82 Greenhead, R, £81 North Sorrowlessfield, Half Bred: £85 Blackhill, C, £81 Marvingston, Blackface: £65, £53 Horseupcleugh

RAMS

Bluefaced Leicester: £123 Philiphaugh, Beltex: £117, £113, £107 Huntington, Texel: £115 Greenknowe, Suffolk: £97 Nether Howden