St Boswells Primestock Sale

3rd August 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 3rd August, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep when they sold 69 Clean Cattle, 42 Cast Cows, 2523 Lambs and 858 Ewes.

All cattle sold to a premium with all keenly bid for.
Bullocks (21) averaged 223p per kg and sold to 237p (+3p on the week)
Heifers (47) averaged 227p per kg and sold to 244p (+3p on the week)
1 Young Bull sold to 190p (£1459)

Plain show of cows forward.
42 Cast Cows averaged 145p per kg and sold to 189p (-11p on the week) Top price £1528

2523 Lambs averaged 213.7p per kg (n/c on the week) and sold to £115, top price 262p per kg for Beltex Lambs.
858 Ewes averaged £57 and sold to £115 for Suffolk Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £85, light ewes sold to £75 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £51.

CLEAN CATTLE
Bullocks per head –
(465-555 kgs) Snawdon £1280.64, Faughhill £1229.88. Wester Ulston £1202.24, £1201.76. Kedzlie£1195.74. Pathhead £1189.74.
(556+) Lurdenlaw £1436.76. Upper Nisbet £1386.24. £1373.52. Millrighall £1345.40. Wester Ulston £1321.60. Mervinslaw £1295.04.

Bullocks per kilo –
(465 – 555 kgs) Average – 223.32p Pathhead 237p Michael Malone, Edinburgh. Snawdon 232p K. Watt, Haddington. Wester Ulston 232p Michael Malone, Edinburgh. Kedzlie 228p G Mcfadzean. Caverton Mill 225p J F Finlay& Co. Ltd. Faughhill 222p Michael Malone, Edinburgh. Kedzlie 222p J F Finlay & Co. Ltd.
(556kgs +) Wester Ulston 236p Michael Malone, Edinburgh. Upper Nisbet 236p G Mcfadzean. Lurdenlaw 234p S. Carlisle. Upper Nisbet 229p Michael Malone, Edinburgh. Upper Nisbet 228p S Carlisle.

Heifers per kilo –
(485 + kgs) Average – 228.47p . Pathhead 244p G Chapman. Penston 242p Charles Wilson Ltd. Bee Edge 242p Hugh Back & Sons.Mervinslaw 241p Coq & Bull Butchers Ltd. Bee Edge 240p Denholm Meats Supplies. Penston 240p WTS Forsyth & Sons, Peebles. Bee Edge 240p G Mcfadzean. Faughhill 240p Charles Wilson Ltd.

Heifers per head –
(485 kgs) Kersknowe £1663.20. Bee Edge £1497.60. Lurdenlaw £1444.32. Snawdon. £1433.54. Bee Edge £1431.48, £1427.80Limekilns £1427.28

Young Bulls per head: Kersknowe £1459.20

Cast Cows per head: Wolfstar £1528.94, £1329.90 Birkenside £1487.16. Millrighall £1419.40, £1310.80. Bow £1293.60. Muircleugh £1252.50.
Cast Cows per kilo: Muircleugh 189p, 167p. Bow 165p, 163pWolfstar, Ruletownhead 163p.
Cast Bulls: Clifton Park 123p (£1330.86).

LAMBS
Lambs per head- Texel: £115Crookston, £113, £106 Birkenside, £110 (2)Symington mains, £109, £104, £101 Symington Mains, £108 (2) Butterdean , £108, £107, £102 Crookston, £105.50 Craigsford, £105, £104, £101.50 Haltree, £ 100.50 Greenhead, £100 Threeburnford, & Muircleugh, Suffolk: £114 Crookston, £112, £100 (2) Symington Mains,£111, £96.50 Corsbie, ££109 Haltree, £100, £95.50 Butterdean, £100 Oxmuir, £99 Marvingston, £95 Middlethird, Butterdean (2), Oxmuir, £94.50 Smailholm mains, Muircleugh, £94 Over Newton, Haltree. Beltex: £114, £107.50, £104.50, £97 Crookston, £99, £98, £92 Craiglea, £98, ££95.50 Rumbletonrig, £97.50 Lylestane, £96, £95 Whitsome West Newton, £96.50, £95.50 Threeburnford. Chev.Mule: £94.50, £91.50 Gospelhall, £92.50 Middlethird, £92 South Dissington, £90 Philiphaugh.

Lambs per kilo-Beltex: 262.20p, 251.90p,248.80p,243.10p, 240p Crookston. 247.50p, 245p, 227.20p Craiglea. 243p, 238.80p Threeburnford.234.90p Lylestane. 231.70p, 228.60p Whitsome West Newton. Texel: 248.70p Hawthorn Cottage. 247.60p, 223.10p, 221.10pHaltree. 241.90p, 227.10p, 224.40p, 220.50p Symington Mains. £234.10p Lylestane. 232.10p North Synton. 231.60p New Channelkirk. 230.20p, 225.90p Corsbie. 228.60p Halidean Mill. 226.20p Threepwood. 226p Birkenside. 221.70p Wester Ulston. 221.10p Crookston. 220.90p Greenhead R. Suffolk: 229.50p Haltree. 222.20p, 217.40p, 216.90p Symington mains.222p Corsbie. 218.40p (2) Butterdean. 217.10 Crookston. 216.30p Marvingston. Charollais: 221.10p Berryhill. 219.50p (2) Gayfield. Bleu du Maine: 235p Craiglea. Chev.Mule: 215.10p Middlethird.

Ewes – Mixed show, Ewes slightly less money.
Suffolk: £115 Symington Mains. £113 Rumbletonrig. £111 Buckholm. £103 Middlethird. £101 Hermiston, Haltree, Noble Place. £99 Hyndsidehill. £93 Nether Firth. Texel: £99 Walkersknowe, Hyndsidehill. £97 Symington Mains. £95 Hyndsidehill. £77 Birkenside. £75 Lumsdaine, Harelaw. Chev.Mule: £97 Buckholm. £87 Hyndsidehill. £85 Lumsdaine. Beltex: £93 Heriotsfield. £89, £87 Crookston. Zwartbles: £91 Harelaw. HB: £81 Colmslie. NC.Chev: £75 Lumsdaine, Buckholm. BF.Leic: £85 Crookston. Jacob: £65 Standhill. GF: £81 Lumsdaine, Noble Place. £79 Colmslie. £77 Hermiston.