St Boswells Primestock Sale

5th October 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 5th October, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep 

Sold 53 Clean Cattle, 60 Cast Cows, 2226 Lambs and 939 Ewes

Bullocks (13) averaged 232p per kg and sold to 246p (+10p on the week)

Heifers (36) averaged 230p per kg and sold to 264p (+8p on the week)

4 Young Bulls sold to £1428

60 Cast Cows averaged 144p per kg and sold to 179p (-3p on the week) Top price £1463

2226 Lambs averaged 191p per kg (-7p on the week) and sold to £112, top price 265p per kg for Beltex Lambs

939 Ewes averaged £66 and sold to £120 for Texel Ewes.

Heavy Ewes averaged £94, light ewes sold to £83 for North Country Cheviot Ewes and averaged £53


Bullocks per head:

(465-555kgs): Thirlestane £1335.14, £1315.20

(556+ kgs): Lurdenlaw £1550.34, Snawdon £1516.80, Graden £1428.82, Lurdenlaw £1468.80, Upper Nisbet £1461.24, Bow £1433.80, £1420.96, Lurdenlaw £1409.40

Bullocks per kilo:

(465-555kgs) Average –229.51p: Thirlestane 241p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, 240p Michael Malone of  Edinburgh Ltd

(556+kgs) Average –232.53p: Upper Nisbet 246p Shaw Fine Meats, Lurdenlaw 243p Mr G.Chapman(2), Upper Nisbet 243p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Lurdenlaw 240p Cooper Butchers, Snawdon 240p J.A Waters & Sons

Heifers per head:

(400-484 kgs): Pathhead £1197.84, £1137.52

(485+kgs): Muircleugh £1505.68, Traprain £1487.20, Penston £1473.12, Bee Edge £1456.56, £1418.56, Graden £1407.60, Faughhill £1400.54

Heifers per kilo:

(400-484kgs) Average –234.73p: Pathhead 248p J & J Mather, 236p (2) J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(485+ kgs) Average – 228.55p: Penston 264p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 252p Forsyths of Peebles, Faughhill 250p Charles Wilson Ltd, Pathhead 248p J & J Mather, Bee Edge 248p Hugh Black & Sons, Upper Nisbet 244p Forsyth of Peebles, Penston 244p J & J Mather, Bee Edge 244p Foley Bros

Young Bulls per head: Bowland £1381.12, £1267.16

Young Bulls per kilo: Bowland 190p

Cast Cows per head: Easter Middleton £1463, Muircleugh £1332.42, Ecclaw £1325.78, Easter Middleton £1274.48, Ecclaw £1249.90, £1215, £1202.62

Cast Cows per kilo: Easter Middleton 179p, Conker Cottage 177p, Easter Middleton 175p, Upper Samieston, Saughtree 173p, Conker Cottage 167p, Upper Samieston 163p 

Cast Bulls per head: Garvald Mains £1034.24

Cast Bulls per kilo: Garvald Mains 101p


Well fleshed and quality lambs still easily sold.  Leaner types harder to cash.

Lambs per head – Texel: £112 Symington Mains, £109 Philiphaugh, £108 Woodhouse, £107, £105 Symington Mains, £103 Westerhouses, £102 Langraw, £100 Woodhouse, £99 Philiphaugh (2), Symington Mains, Westerhouses, Hawthornside, £98 New Channelkirk, Threepwood, £97.50 Fountainhall, £97 Corsbie, £96 Threepwood, The Lee, £95 Woodhouse, Suffolk: £103.50, £103 Haltree, £102.50 Fountainhall, Symington Mains, £100 Headshaw, L, Corsbie, £99 Langraw, £97 Haltree, £93.50 Aikeyside, £93 Corsbie, £92.50 Blegbie, £91.50 Brothershiels, Symington Mains, Blegbie, £91 Brockhouse, £90 Byrewalls, Beltex: £110, £102.50 Lylestane, £100 Wester Ulston, Lylestane, £97 Wester Ulston, The Burrows, £95 Threepwood, £94 Threeburnford, £92 The Burrows, North Country Cheviot: £97.50 Symington Mains, £90 Haltree, Greyfaced: £87 Burncastle, West Morriston, Longcroft, £86 Burncastle, Bluefaced Leicester: £86 Clarilaw

Lambs per kilo – Beltex: 265.8p The Burrows, 253.1p, 247.2p Lylestane, 244.2p Threeburnford, 243.9p Wester Ultson, 253.3p Lylestane, 228.2p Wester Ulston, 218.4p Threepwood, 211.9p Brothershiels, 209.4p Wester Ulston, 207.2p, 202.3p Threeburnford, 200p Lylestane, The Burrows, Texel: 251.3p New Channelkirk, 242.4p Westerhouses, 242.2p Philiphaugh, 240p Woodhouse, 232.9p Westerhouses, 225p Hawthornside, 221.2p Westerhouses (2), 218.8p Lower Ashtrees, 218.4p South Common, 217.6p Lower Ashtrees, 215.9p Easter Fodderlie, South Common, 214.3p Symington Mains, 214p Lower Ashtrees, 209.3p Walkersknowe Cottage, 208.9p Symington Mains, 207p Applecross, 204.9p Symington Mains, 203.5p Calaburn, Suffolk: 205.6p, 200p Symington Mains, 195.2p Brothershiels,  194.3p Aikeyside, 194p Haltree, 193.4p Saughtree, 192.3p Headshaw, L, 192.2p Oxmuir, 192p Byrewalls, North Country Cheviot: 196.6p Symington Mains, 191.5p Haltree, 191.2p Symington Mains, Charollais: 195.3p Trabroun, 194.3p Westerhouses, 190.2p Ladyflat


More Hill Ewes about with all breeds seeing an increased trade on the week.

Texel: £120 Headshaw, L, £109 Blegbie, £107 Millheugh, Berryhill, The Lee, £105 Redden, Lylestane, £101 South Common, £99 South Common, £95 Corsbie, £93 Gala Farms, £91 Helmburn, Redden, Lylestane, Suffolk: £119 Oxmuir, £113 Headshaw, L, £111 Langraw, £95 The Lee, £93 Oxmuir, £91 Langraw, Corsbie, New Channelkirk, Bluefaced Leicester: £103 Newbigging Walls, £89 Clarilaw, £85 Broomiebank, Cheviot Mule: £87 South Common, Northfield, St Abbs, £85 Lylestane, £83 Millheugh, Charollais: £87 Ruletownhead, Zwartble: £87 Wormerlaw, Abberfield: £83, £81 Lylestane, North Country Cheviot: £83 Headshaw, L, £81 Adderstonshiels, Gospelhall, £73 Adderstonshiels, £71 Millheugh, Greyfaced: £83 Gala Farms, Redden, £81 Newbigging Walls, New Channelkirk, £79 Oxmuir, Langraw, Helmburn, Half Bred: £83 Adderstonshiels, Oxmuir, Blackface: £71 Burncastle, £57 Calaburn, £53 Huntershall, Gala Farms, £51 Berryhill, Lleyn: £57, £53 Hillhouse, Shetland: £43 The Hirst.