St Boswells Primestock Sale

27th July 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 27th July, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 69 Clean Cattle, 48 Cast Cows, 2086 Lambs and 377 Ewes

Bullocks (27) averaged 220p per kg and sold to 245p (-5p on the week)

Heifers (39) averaged 224p per kg and sold to 249p (n/c on the week)

3 Young Bulls sold to £1453

48 Cast Cows averaged 156.4p per kg and sold to 189p (+3p on the week) Top price £1760

2086 Lambs averaged 230.2p per kg (+13.7p on the week) £98 per head and sold to £129, top price 276p per kg for Beltex Lambs

377 Ewes averaged £76.41 and sold to £115 for Texel Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £90, light ewes sold to £85 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £59

CLEAN CATTLE

Fat Cattle saw a marvellous trade.  Cast Cows on fire.

Bullocks per head –

(280-464 kgs) Oldcastles £1030.58

(465-555 kgs)  Kedzlie £1318.10, Oldcastles £1297.20, Wester Ulston £1270.32, Oldcastles £1242, £1195, £1194.64

(556+) Milrighall £1455.12, £1429.52, Humbie Mill £1416, Lurdenlaw £1386.24, Papple £1375.92, Mervinslaw £1375.64,  Kedzlie £1332.76, Upper Nisbet £1317.16, £1301.04

Bullocks per kilo –

(280-464 kgs) Old Castles 227p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(465 – 555 kgs) Average – 225.21p Kedzlie 245p J & J Mather, Oldcastles 239p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Wester Ulston Beef 237p J & J Mather, Oldcastles 235p J & J Mather

(556 kgs +) Average – 214.16p  Humbie Mill 236p Gosford Bothy Farm Shop, Papple 234p Shaw Fine Meats, Upper Nisbet 234p W.P Tulloch, Kedzlie 233p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Lurdenlaw 228p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd,

Heifers per kilo –

(400-484 kgs) Average – 224p.  Faughhill 224p J.F Finlay & Sons

(485 + kgs) Average – 224.02p Upper Nisbet 249p Forsyths of Peebles, Lurdenlaw 244p Forsyths of Peebles, Corsbie 241p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Penston 240p Charles Wilson Ltd, Lurdenlaw 239p J & J Mather, Bee Edge 237p Hugh Black & Sons, Mervinslaw 238p J.A Waters & Sons

Heifers per head –

(400-484 kgs) Faughhill £1057.28

(485 kgs) Fullerton £1460.16, Bee Edge £1436.22, Oakwood £1429.56, Upper Nisbet £1414.32, Penston £1401.84

Young Bulls per head: Thirlestane £1453.96, Kersknowe £1364.04

Cast Cows per head: Wester Middleton £1760.40, Thrunton £1610.90, Harehead £1480.44, Kersknowe £1456.24, Hermiston £1367.82, Craiglea £1366.06, Harehead £1349.40, New Heaton £1340.64, Humbie Mill £1313.34

Cast Cows per kilo: Upper Samieston 189p, Roxburgh Mains 185p, Upper Nisbet 183p, Thrunton 181p, Upper Nisbet 179p, Huntington 177p, Upper Nisbet 173p, Harehead, C 173p, New Heaton 171p, Upper Samieston 171p

Cast Bulls: Blinkbonny £1616.02 (119p)

LAMBS

Superb show of lambs.  All types dearer.

Lambs per head-

Texel: £129 Boggs Holdings, £128.50 Legars, £123 Crookston, £122 (2) Huntington, £120 Legars, £119 Blackburn Mill, £116 Haltree, £115 Lower Greenhill, Legars, £114 Crookston (2), Wester houses, Boggs Holdings, Butterdean, £112 Haltree, Brothershiels, £111 Symington Mains, £110 Legars, Blackburn Mill, Suffolk:  Butterdean £124, £119 Symington Mains, £118 Crookston, £113 Symington Mains, £111 Butterdean, £110 Firth, Muircleugh, £109 Haltree, £106 Headshaw, L, Hermiston, Butterdean (2), £104 Stoneypath, £102 Symington Mains, £101.50 Meigle (2), £100 Crookston, Beltex: £116 Craiglea, £110 Huntington, £109 Crookston, £108 Craiglea, Crookston, £107 Craiglea, Craighouse, £106 (3), £104 Threeburnford, £101.50 Crookston, £100 Greenhead, S, £97.50 Byrewalls, £97 Craiglea, £95 Craighouse, Craiglea, North Country Cheviot: £99.50 Stagehall, Charollais: £98.50, £96 Fairlaw, Cheviot Mule: £97.50 Gospelhall

Lambs per kilo-

Beltex: 276.9p Craiglea, 274.4p Craighouse, 274.3p Crookston, 267.5p Craiglea, 263.2p Greenhead, S, 259.5p Crookston, 257.8p Craiglea, 255.4p Threeburnford, 254.10p Craiglea, 252.4p, 250.6p Threeburnford, 250p Craighouse, Huntington,  248.7p, 246.8p Craiglea, Texel: 266.7p Symington Mains, 265p Butterdean, 260.5p Brothershiels, 253.5p Haltree, 252.4p, 251.2p Headshaw, L, Westerhouses, 250p Holydean, Westerhouses, Rhodes Holdings, Legars, 249.4p Threepwood, 248.9p Haltree, 248.8p Butterdean, Whitsome West Newton, 247.5p Symington Mains, 246p Crookston, 244p Huntington, 243.9p, 243.2p Symington Mains, Suffolk: 242.9p Symington Mains, 240.8p Crookston, 239p, 235.6p Headshaw, L, 235.4p, 233.3p Symington Mains, North Country Cheviot: 235.4p Symington Mains, Charollais: 230p Ladyflat, Meatlinc: 230p Houdshall Cottage

Ewes –

Better show of ewes forward

Texel: £115 Boggs Holdings, £109 Hermiston, £107 Blegbie, £105 Legars, £101 Middlethird, £97 Easter Fodderlie, £95 Lower Ashtrees, Wellington, Bonjedward, Cheviot Mule: £109, £99 Blegbie, £97 Easter Fodderlie, £91 Bonjedward, Suffolk: £107 Greenend,  Legars, £105 Legars, £99 Hermiston, £97 North Synton, £95 Colmslie, Wellington, £91 Legars, Beltex: £97 Wester Ulston, £87 Colmslie, Lleyn: £93, £87 Trabroun, Shepherds Cottage, £85 East Mains, L, £83 Trabroun, £81 Mount Ulston, Blackface: £89 Colmslie, £63 Gala Farms, Hampshire: £87 Bridgehaughmill, North Country Cheviot: £85 Stagehall, £83, £79 Haltree, Greyfaced: £85 Greenend, Colmslie, £83 Hermiston, Gala Farms, Half Bred: £81 Shepherds Cottage, Jedburgh, Wensleydale: £77 Woodend Cottage, Jacob: £71 Shepherds Cottage, Jedburgh

Rams –

Valais Blacknose: £93 Bridgehaughmill