St Boswells Primestock Sale

12th October 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 12th October, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep, sold 51 Clean Cattle, 79 Cast Cows, 1953 Lambs and 770 Ewes

All cattle sold to a premium with all keenly bid for
Bullocks (18) averaged 235p per kg and sold to 247p (+3p on the week)
Heifers (32) averaged 225p per kg and sold to 258p (-5p on the week)

Plain show of cows forward
79 Cast Cows averaged 136p per kg and sold to 205p (-8p on the week) Top price £1456

1953 Lambs averaged 200p per kg (+9 on the week) and sold to £125, top price 290p per kg for Beltex Lambs
770 Ewes averaged £58 and sold to £121 for Texel Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £86, light ewes sold to £75 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £49

CLEAN CATTLE
Bullocks per head –
(465-555 kgs)  Faughhill £1336.50, £1326.16. Lurdenlaw £1312.72. Conker Cottage £1303.80. £1249.82 Wester Ulston £1272.
(556+) Lurdenlaw £1469.40. Upper Nisbet £1451.80. Lurdenlaw £1418.48, £1416, £1363.20. Willowford £1319.76.

Bullocks per kilo –
(465 – 555 kgs) Average – 235p Conker Cottage 247p, 246p, Michael Malone, Edinburgh. Lurdenlaw 244p J F Finlay & Co Ltd. Conker Cottage 244p J F Finlay & Co.Ltd. Faughhill 243p Charles Wilson Ltd. Faughhill 242p Michael Malone, Edinburgh. Wester Ulston 240p J F Finlay & Co.Ltd.
(556kgs +) Lurdenlaw 240p J F Finlay & Co Ltd. Lurdenlaw 240p, 238p Cooper Butchers, Bellshill. Upper Nisbet 238p J A Waters & Son, Selkirk. Lurdenlaw 237p J A Waters & Sons, Selkirk.

Heifers per kilo –
(400 + kgs) Average – 225p Faughhill 230p J F Finlay & Co. Ltd.
(485 + kgs) Penston 258p W T S Forsyth & Sons Butchers, Peebles. Bee Edge 252p W T S Forsyth & Sons, Butchers, Peebles. Upper Nisbet 250p W T S Forsyth & Sons, Butchers, Peebles. Papple 247p Michael Malone, Edinburgh. Bee Edge 247p Foley Bros, Penston 246p Charles Wilson, Edinburgh. Conker Cottage 245p Charles Wilson, Edinburgh.

Heifers per head –
(400+ kgs)  Faughhill £1062.60.
(485 kgs) Bee Edge £1472.12, £1461.60. Upper Nisbet £1453.76.£1445. Brothershiels £1435.Upper Nisbet £1434.72. Penston £1434.48.

Young Bulls per head:  Philiphaugh £1410.34

Cast Cows per head: Kersknowe £1456.56. Brothershiels £1359.38. Horsleyhill £1344.80. Wolfstar £1285.92. Hexpath £1273.24. Marvingston £1235.40. Hyndsidehill £1233.90, £1218.82.

Cast Cows per kilo: Muircleugh 189p, 167p. Bow 165p, 163pWolfstar, Ruletownhead 163p.

LAMBS: Export lambs firm on the week. Fleshy easily sold.

Lambs per head- Beltex: £125 Crookston. £119 Westerhouses. £118 Craiglea. £118 Crookston. £118 Westerhouses. £116, £113Horsleyhill. £112 Crookston. £108.50 Westerhouses.£108 Craiglea.  Texel: £118 Woodhouse. £114 Upper Bolton. £110 Craigsford Mains. £109 Woodhouse. £109 Helmburn. £109 Corsbie. £107.50 Threepwood. £106 Hawthornside. £106 Crailing Nook. £106 Craigsford Mains. Suffolk: £109 Woodhouse. £107 Corsbie. £105 (3) Hermiston. £105 Smailholm Mains. £100 Adderstonshiels. Cheviot Mule: £100, £94 Adderstonshiels. Hampshire: £100 Treaty Park. Greyface: £92 Horsleyhill; HB: £90 Stobshiel Mains. BF: £90.50 Burnhouse Mains. NCC: £90, £88 North Synton.

Lambs per kilo- Texel:  Crookston 281p, 274.40p, 264.80p. Craiglea 274.40p. Craighouse 267.50p. Horsleyhill 263.60p. Threeburnford 262.50p. Westerhouses 262.20p, 255.30p. Suffolk: Threepwood 252.90p, 227.90p. Mossilee 235.60p. Westerhouses 232.90p. Lower Ashtrees 225.60p. Scott Road 223.80p. Hawthornside 217.40p, 213.20p. Applecross 217.10p. Outerston 211.10p. Suffolk: Sunnycroft 204.30p. Newhouses 204.20p, 200p. . Cortleferry 200p. Greyface: Outerston 203p. Char: Ladyflat 200p. NCC: North Synton 195.70p.

Ewes – a very mixed show forward., Trade similar with light ewes keenly bid for throughout.
Beltex: Crookston £121. Suffolk: Haltree £107. Hyndsidehill £97. Corsbie £93. Texel: Upper Bolton £101, £100 Lylestane £101. Walkersknowe £100. Hyndsidehill £99. Colmslie £97. Carterhaugh £96. Hampshire: East Fortune £97. ChMule: Hyndsidehill £87, £77. Lylestane £83, £81. BfLeic: Crookston £85. Hyndhope Hill £81. HB: Bonjedward £83. LLeyn: East Fortune £83. Abberfield: Lylestane £79, £78. Shetland: Bogg Holdings £59. NCC: Haltree £75. Lylestane £71. GF: Cockburn £77. Crookston £77, £75. Crosslaw £77. Outerston £75. Aikeyside £73. BF: Drumlanrig Mains £55. Hutlerburn £47. Middlesknowes £45. Heriot Mill £45. Carterhaugh £43.