St Boswells Primestock Sale

28th September 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 28th September, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 70 Clean Cattle, 64 Cast Cows, 2401 Lambs and 856 Ewes

Bullocks (24) averaged 220p per kg and sold to 245p (-7p on the week)

Heifers (44) averaged 222p per kg and sold to 257p (n/c on the week)

3 Young Bulls averaged 182p per kg and sold to 220p

64 Cast Cows averaged 147p per kg and sold to 200p (+6p on the week) Top price £1531

2401 Lambs averaged 198p per kg (n/c on the week) and sold to £116, top price 267p per kg for Beltex Lambs

856 Ewes averaged £66.47 and sold to £121 for Texel Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £93, light ewes sold to £105 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £51


Bullocks per head:

(465-555kgs): Lurdenlaw £1324.06, Pathhead £1301.96, £1225

(556+ kgs): Milrighall £1457.28, New Heaton £1444.80, Lurdenlaw £1444.32, Milrighall £1427.60, Lylestane £1398

Bullocks per kilo:

(465-555kgs) Average – 232.71p: Pathhead 245p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Wester Ulston 243p Mr G.Chapman, Pathhead 242p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Pathhead 241p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 240p Michael Malone of Edinburgh

(556+kgs) Average – 219.58p: Lurdenlaw 244p J.A Waters & Sons, 241p Shaw Fine Meats, New Heaton 240p Cooper Butchers, Lurdenlaw 236p Foley Bros, Lylestane 233p Mr G.Chapman

Heifers per head:

(400-484 kgs): Pathhead £1108.08, Faughhill £1036.80, £1016.40

(485+kgs): Bee Edge £1465, Upper Nisbet £1464, Penston £1454.08, Traprain £1398.40, Penston £1397.76

Heifers per kilo:

(400-484kgs) Average – 203.97p: Pathhead 243p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Faughhill 220p, 216p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(485+ kgs) Average – 225.81p: Penston 257p Charles Wilson Ltd, 256p(2) Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 250p Forsyths of Peebles

Young Bulls per head: Kersknowe £1516.32

Young Bulls per kilo: 10 Newmains 182p

Cast Cows per head: 5 Lamberton  £1493.28, Corsbie £1357.86, Muircleugh £1349.64, Coxydene £1329.90, New Heaton £1316

Cast Cows per kilo: New Heaton 200p Hugh Black & Sons, Conker Cottage 179p, 5 Lamberton, Brothershiels 173p, Brothershiels, Conker Cottage 169p, Roxburgh Mains 167p (2), Gateshaw, Craigsford Mains165p

Cast Bulls per head: Brothershiels £1531.62, Muircleugh £1417.50

Cast Bulls per kilo: Brothershiels 127p, Muircleugh 125p


Lamb trade less.  Good quality still easy cashed.

Lambs per head – Texel: £116 Huntington, £115 (2) Crookston, Beltex: £114 Crookston, £110 Helmburn, Crookston, £108 Craighouse, Threeburnford, Threepwood, £106 Woodhouse, Threeburnford, Huntington, £105 (2) Threeburnford, Lylestane, £104.50 Crookston, £104 Headshaw, L, £100 Lylestane, Threepwood, Wester Ulston, Threeburnford, Suffolk: £113 Headshaw, L, £112 Butterdean, £110 Corsbie, £104 Butterdean, £101.50 Hermiston, £98 Corsbie, £97 Huntershall, Haltree, £95 Threepwood, £94 Edrom Mains, £92 Leaston, £91 Blackhill, C, £90 Chesters Brae, Bluefaced Leicester: £104 Threepwood, North Country Cheviot: £102.50 Philiphaugh, £100 Hutlerburn, £90.50 Philiphaugh, £90 North Synton, Romney: £97 Towford

Lambs per kilo – Beltex: 267.9p Crookston, 262.5p Threeburnford, 257.9p Crookston, 256.8p Craighouse, 256.1p Threeburnford, 252.9p Crookston, 249.4p Threeburnford, 247.8p Crookston, 246.9p Threeburnford, 245.5p Threepwood, Threeburnford, 244.4p Helmburn, 243.9p Wester Ulston, 238.6p Lylestane, 238.2p Woodhouse, 237.8p, 235.4p Wester Ulston, 233.7p Lylestane, 227.4p Helmburn, 222.2p Lylestane, Texel: 264.2p Huntington, 233.7p Threepwood, 226.5p Wester Ulston, Suffolk: 213.2p Headshaw, L, 206.4p Haltree


All classes of ewes dearer on the week.  Big ewes saw the biggest rise.  A better show of light ewes forward.

Texel: £121 Chesters Brae, £117 Elwartlaw, £111 AB Europe Ltd, Wester Ulston, £105 Chesters Brae, £101 Ellemford, Chesters Brae, £99 AB Europe Ltd, £95 Fairlaw, £93 Ellemford, Broom, £91(2) Hutlerburn, Adderstonshiels, Leaston, Sorrowlessfield, Beltex: £115 Ruecastle Cottages, £103 Clarilaw Muir, Suffolk: £105 Middlestead, £99 Meigle, £95 Lawfield, Gospelhall, £93 Sorrowlessfield Mains, £91 Corsbie, Clarilaw Muir, Sorrowlessfield Mains, £85 Middlestead, North Country Cheviot: £105 Gospelhall, £95 Headshaw, L, North Synton, £81 Adderstonshiels, £79 Bowland, £78 Lylestane, £77 Adderstonshiels, £75, £71 (2) Lylestane, Woodside, Zwartble: £95 Whitlaw Cottage, Cheviot Mule: £93 AB Europe Ltd, £75 Halidean Mill, Meatlinc: £85 Houdshall Cottage, Greyfaced: £79 AB Europe Ltd, Bowland, Corsbie, £77 Helmburn, Meigle, Clarilaw Muir, Hutlerburn, £75 Middlestead, Hawthorn Cottage, Bowland, £73 Broom, £71 Hutlerburn, Half Bred: £79 Adderstonshiels, Milk Ewe: £79 AB Europe Ltd, Jacob: £75 Dryden, £69 Hartshaugh Mill, Blackface: £67 Middlestead, £63, £53 Bowland, £51 Clarilaw Muir, Heriot Mill, Hutlerburn