St Boswells Primestock Sale

19th October 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 19th October, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 59 Clean Cattle, 73 Cast Cows, 2130 Lambs and 424 Ewes
Bullocks (13) averaged 231p per kg and sold to 240p x2 (-4p on the week)
Heifers (44) averaged 226p per kg and sold to 265p (+1p on the week)
2 Young Bulls averaged 211p per kg and sold to 220p
73 Cast Cows averaged 133p per kg and sold to 215p (-3p on the week) Top price £1483
2130 Lambs averaged 196p per kg (-4p on the week) and sold to £120, top price 281p per kg for Beltex Lambs
424 Ewes averaged £70.82 and sold to £118 for Texel Ewes
Heavy Ewes averaged £91, light ewes sold to £77 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £53


Bullocks per head-
(465-555kgs): Wester Ulston £1248, Willowford £1241.18, Faughhill £1222
(556+ kgs): Lurdenlaw £1491.52, Upper Nisbet £1428, Lurdenlaw £1401.60, Upper Nisbet £1382.40

Bullocks per kilo-
(465-555kg,  Average – 229.9p) Wester Ulston 240p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Faughhill 235p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 232p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Willowford 229p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd
(556+kgs): Upper Nisbet 240p Robert Pringle & Sons, Lurdenlaw 240p (2) Forsyth of Peebles and Shaw Fine Meats, Upper Nisbet 238p Cooper Butchers, Lurdenlaw 236p J.A Waters & Sons

Heifers per head-
(400-484kgs) Faughhill £1176.12, Mervinslaw £1123.36
(485 kgs+): Bee Edge £1552.90, Mosstower £1500.60, Bee Edge £1423.24, Penston £1415.20, Bee Edge £1406.40

Heifers per kilo-
(400-484kgs, Average – 215.04p ): Faughhill 243p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Mervinslaw 238p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Faughhill 230p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd
(485 + kgs, Average – 229.97p) Bee Edge 265p Denholm Meat Supplies, Mosstower 246p Cooper Butchers, Penston 245p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, 244p Coq & Bull Butchers, Mosstower 240p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Bee Edge 240p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd

Young Bulls per head-
(465-555kgs): Woodhouse £1166 (220p per kilo) (556kgs +): Edgerston Home Farm £1226.12

Cast Cows per head- Mosstower £1483.50, Kedzlie £1452, £1398.76, £1299.58, Rumbleton £1208

Cast Cows per kilo- Mosstower 215p, Kedzlie 187p (2),181p, Huntershall 181p, Muircleugh 169p, North Synton, Kedzlie 167p, 165p

Similar show on the week.  Trade slightly easier.  Average 196p

Lambs per head- Texel: £120, £114 Blackadder Mains, £110 Sunnycroft, Blackadder Mains, Upper Ashtrees, £102 Westerhouses, Upper Ashtrees, £101.50 Crookston, £100 Corsbie, £99.50 North Synton, £99 Woodhouse, Lylestane, Threepwood, £98 Blackadder Mains, £97.50, £96 Threepwood, £96 Philiphaugh, £95.50 Headshaw, L, £95 Hawthornside, The Knock Beltex: £120 Blackadder Mains, £117 Westerhouses, £114 Crookston, Westerhouses, £113 Crookston, £110 Faughhill, Philiphaugh, £107 Huntington, £106 Lylestane, Crookston, £105 Faughhill, Threeburnford, £104 Huntington, Blackadder Mains, £101 Wester Ulston, £100 Lylestane, Crookston, North Country Cheviot: £112 Philiphaugh, Suffolk: £105 Headshaw, L, £103, £95 Haltree, £94 Corsbie, Brothershiels, £93 Philiphaugh, £92 Haltree, £91 Threepwood, £90.50 Broomilees, £90 Saughtree, Greyfaced: £88 Burncastle

Lambs per kilo- Beltex: 281.9p Westerhouses, 275.6p Crookston, 271.4p Westerhouses, 269.2p Threeburnford, 261p, 253.7p Huntington, 253.3p Crookston, 252.4p Lylestane, 249.4p Wester Ulston, 244.4p Philiphaugh, 244.2p Faughhill, 234.6p (2) Lylestane, 232.5p Wester Ulston, 225.3p Threepwood, 224.5p Faughhill, 216.7p Blackadder Mains, 214.3p Brothershiels, 213.3p Woodhouse, 210.5p Crookston, Texel: 255.6p Threeburnford, 255p Westerhouses, 251.9p, 250p Upper Ashtrees, 235.7p Lylestane, 230.9p Westerhouses, 230.2p, 223.3p Threepwood, 218.4p Hawthornside, 214.1p The Knock, 213.6p Blackadder Mains, 211.8p Wester Ulston, 207.1p Applecross, Hawthornside, 207p Huntington, 202.4p (2) Wester Ulston, 202.1p Philiphaugh, 201.2p Huntington, 201.2p Hawthornside, Suffolk: 200p Whitehill, 198.1p Haltree, 197.6p Adderstonshiels

Ewes were again a strong trade for an improved show.  Ewes travelling from as far afield as the Shetland Isles.  More ewes could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Texel: £118 Huntington, £117 Hawthornside, £115 Ecclaw, £107 Huntington, £103 Walkersknowe Cottage, Threepwood, Huntington, £100 Huntington, £97 Headshaw, L, Ecclaw, Huntington, Redden, £95 Hawthornside, Huntington, Walkersknowe Cottage, Suffolk: £109 The Knock, £107 Huntington, £105 Ecclaw, Huntington, £97 Lauder Barns, Threepwood, £95 (2) Headshaw, L,  £93 Huntington, £91 Teviotbank, Blackcruik Farming, The Knock, Half Bred: £87 Headshaw, L, Townhead, Cheviot Mule: £85 Wester Ulston, £77 Fairnilee, Lleyn: £83 Easter Midburn, Dassenkop: £81 Wormerlaw, Greyfaced: £81 Woodhouse, £80 Bhalu, £79 Berryhill, £78 Lauder Barns, £75 Heriot Mill, £73 Blackcruik Farming, North Country Cheviot: £77 Headshaw, L, £65 Birneyknowe, Smiddy Hill, £61 Birneyknowe, Blackface: £71, £47 Fairnilee, £47 Berryhill, £45 Blackcruik, £41 Bowland, Jacob: £65 Justicehall