St Boswells Primestock Sale

7th September 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 7th September, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 78 Clean Cattle, 37 Cast Cows, 2054 Lambs and 540 Ewes

Bullocks (17) averaged 228p per kg and sold to 239p (+1p on the week)

Heifers (55) averaged 230p per kg and sold to 249p (+3p on the week)

6 Young Bulls averaged 176p per kg and sold to 227p

37 Cast Cows averaged 144p per kg and sold to 203p (+4p on the week) Top price £1733

2054 Lambs averaged 220.2p per kg (n/c on the week) and sold to £128, top price 275p per kg for Beltex Lambs

540 Ewes averaged £71.44 and sold to £115 for Suffolk Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £94, light ewes sold to £83 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £61


Bullocks per head:

(465-555kgs): New Heaton £1297.20, Wester Ulston £1242.36, Pathhead £1237.14 (556+kgs): Gateshaw £1510.32, Lurdenlaw £1461.70, £1419.66, £1418.48

Bullocks per kilo:

(465-555kgs): Wester Ulston 238p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Pathhead 237p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, New Heaton 237p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(556+kgs): Lurdenlaw 239p Cooper Butchers, 238p J.A Waters & Sons, 236p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Faughhill 236p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Lurdenlaw 235p Mr G.Chapman

Heifers per head:

(400-484kgs): Oldcastles £1128.12, £1113.84

(485kgs +): Mosstower £1439.22, Upper Nisbet £1435.20, £1413.28, Bee Edge £1411.20, Mosstower £1400.56

Heifer per kilo:

(400-484kgs): Old Castles 238p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, 237p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(485+kgs): Mosstower 249p, 248p Forsyths of Peebles, Coq & Bull Butchers, Penston 246p Forsyths of Peebles, Lurdenlaw 244p J.Saunderson, Mosstower 244p Shaw Fine Meats, Upper Nisbet 242p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Penston 242p Michael Malone of Edinburgh

Young Bulls: (465-555 kgs) Huntington £1157.70(227p p/kg)  (556+kgs): Smailholm Mains £1466.72

Cast Cows per head: Wester Middleton £1387.68, Mosstower £1370.16, Woodhouse £1320.12, New Heaton £1300.74, £1284.26, Burnhouse Mains £1277.20, Wester Middleton £1267.14

Cast Cows per kilo: 203p Burnhouse Mains, 181p Kedzlie, 177p Wester Middleton, 173p Mosstower, 171p Woodhouse, 167p Bankhouse, 165p Saughtree

Cast Bulls per head: Kersknowe £1733.76, Humbie Mill £1420.80

Cast Bulls per kilo: Kersknowe 129p, Humbie Mill 128p, Harden Mains 127p


Good show forward, returns similar on the week.  Average 220p

Lambs per head – Texel: £128 Crookston, £125 Bedrule, £123 Earlston Mains, Crookston, £121 Burncastle, Wooplaw, £119 Crookston, £118 Buxley, £117 Haltree, Wooplaw (2), £116 Wooplaw, £115 Buxley, £114 Newbigging Walls, Woodhouse, £111 Haltree, Brothershiels, £110 Wooplaw, £109, £108.50 Chesters Brae Beltex: £121 Crookston, £119 Huntington, £118, £116 Lylestane, £114(2), £111.50 Crookston, £111 Brothershiels, £110 Threeburnford, £108, £106 Lylestane, £106 Woodhouse, £105 Threeburnford, £104, £103 Lylestane, £103 Threeburnford, £102 Lylestane, Suffolk: £120 Wooplaw, Symington Mains, £119 Hermiston, £118 Adderstonshiels, £117 Saughtree, Wooplaw, £114 Wooplaw, £111.50 Hermiston, £111 Blegbie, £110 Brothershiels, £109 Adderstonshiels, £108 Saughtree, Chesters Brae, £107 Haltree (2), £105.50 Blegbie, £105 Hermiston, £102 Symington Mains, £101 Brothershiels, The Lee Greyfaced: £110.50, £96.50 Burncastle, Cheviot Mule: £100 Adderstonshiels, £97 Blegbie, North Country Cheviot: £98.50 Haltree

Lambs per kilo – Beltex: 275.3p Crookston, 275p Threeburnford, 274.7p Crookston, 264.4p Huntington, 259.3p Threeburnford, 259.1p, 252.1p Crookston, 246.7p Brothershiels, 246.3p, 242.4p Lylestane,242.4p Threeburnford, 237.3p Lylestane, 236.1p Wester Ulston, 233p Woodhouse, 232.1p Threeburnford, 232p, 231.4p, 230.4p, 224.2p, 221.3p Lylestane, Texel: 255.2p Haltree, 252.5p Lylestane, 251p, 243.2p Crookston, 242p Wooplaw, 237.9p Threepwood, 237.8p Huntington, 236.5p Earlston Mains, 236p Buxley, 234.5p Huntington, 234p Wooplaw (2), Haltree, 233.7p Huntington, 233.3p Crookston, 232.6p Threepwood, 232p, 231.7p Wooplaw, 231.3p Kedzlie, Brothershiels, Suffolk: 243.8p, 242.4p Wooplaw, 229.5p, 229.2p Brothershiels, 227.7p (2) Haltree, 226.4p Symington Mains, 223.5p Wooplaw, 223p, 222.4p Hermiston, 222.4p Trabroun, 222p Blegbie, 221.7p Symington Mains, 220.4p Chesters Brae


A mixed show met a strong demand.  More could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Suffolk: £115 Symington Mains, £113 Corsbie, £111 Symington Mains, £105 Corsbie, Symington Mains, £95 Harwood on Teviot, £93 Forleys Park, £91 Colmslie, Crookston, Texel: £113 Symington Mains, £105 Corsbie, £101 Forleys Park, £99 Crookston, £97 Corsbie, Crookston, £95 Lylestane, Symington Mains, Winkston, £93 Symington Mains, £89, £87 Harwood on Teviot, Beltex: £115, £89, £83 Crookston, Primera: £91, £81 Carterhaugh, Romney: £87 Towford, Cheviot Mule: £85 Lylestane, £83 Easter Whitmuir, Charollais: £85 Symington Mains (2), Corsbie, £81 Corsbie, Crookston, Winkston, Colmslie, North Country Cheviot: £83 Harwood on Teviot, £79, £75 Lylestane, £73 Middlesknowes, Zwartble: £79 Bedrule, Blackface: £65 Meigle, The Lee, £63 Burncastle, £59 Middlesknowes