St Boswells Primestock Sale

2nd November 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 2nd November, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep


Sold 83 Clean Cattle, 59 Cast Cows, 1804 Lambs and 546 Ewes

Well fed cattle sold to extreme rates with store types harder to cash

Bullocks (24) averaged 216p per kg and sold to 239p (+4p on the week)

Heifers (57) averaged 221p per kg and sold to 257p (n/c on the week)

2 Young Bulls sold to 178p (£1370)

59 Cast Cows averaged 130p per kg and sold to 197p(+3p on the week) Top price £1404

1804 Lambs averaged 208p per kg (+6p on the week) and sold to £125, top price 281p per kg for Beltex Lambs

546 Ewes averaged £62.60 and sold to £109 for a Texel Ewe.

Heavy Ewes averaged £89, light ewes sold to £91 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £50


Bullocks per head

(465-555kgs): Lurdenlaw £1314.50, Wester Ulston £1275.06, Lylestane £1252.80, Middlethird £1244.22, Faughhill £1229.60

(556+kgs): Milrighall £1541.76, £1476.96, Brockholes £1419.18, North Synton £1386, Lylestane £1355.64, North Synton £1341.60, Lurdenlaw £1328.84, Brockholes £1328.70

Bullocks per kilo

(465-555kgs,  Average 229.41p) Lurdenlaw 239p John Saunderson Ltd, Wester Ulston 237p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Faughhill 233p J.F Finlay & Co, Middlethird 233p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Lylestane 232p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Faughhill 232p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

(556+kgs.  Average 208.19p) Lurdenlaw 239p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Lylestane 237p Mr G.Chapman, Middlethird 226p J.F Finlay & Co

Heifers per head

(400-484kgs): Pathhead £1090.40, £1012,

(485+kgs): Kersknowe £1555.72, Upper Nisbet £1528.12, Linton £1524.60, Upper Nisbet £1510.44, Traprain £1500.70, Upper Nisbet £1497.92, Bee Edge £1464.90, £1459.12, Upper Nisbet £1429.84

Heifers per kilo

(400-484kgs. Average – 197.84p) Pathhead 235p, 230p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(485+kgs.  Average – 219.84p) Bee Edge 257p Denholm Meat Supplies, Mosstower 255p Foley Bros, Upper Nisbet 253p Foley Bros, Upper Nisbet 248p Forsyths of Peebles, Mosstower 248p Charles Wilson Ltd, Bee Edge 248p Forsyths of Peebles, Upper Nisbet 246p, 244p Cooper Butchers, Bee Edge 244p (2)J.A Waters & Sons and Coq and Bull

Young Bulls per head: Wolfstar £1370.60 (178p), Lakewood Stud £1351.08

Cast Cows per head: Thrunton £1404.30, Kedzlie £1311, Thurnton £1258.20, Mosstower £1237.16, Kersknowe £1236.90, Thrunton £1228.50

Cast Cows per kilo: Kedzlie 197p, 190p, East Mains 169p, Kirklands, A 159p, Mosstower, Huntington 157p, Kersknowe 155p

Cast Bulls per head: Kaeside £1236.06, Philiphaugh £1155.60

Cast Bulls per kilo: Foulshiels 113p, Kaeside 109p


Good show forward.  All types sharper on the week.  Average 208p.  SQQ 216p

Lambs per head-

Beltex: £125 Threeburnford, £118 Wester Ulston, £110 Woodhouse, £109 Westerhouses, £107.50, £106 Lylestane, £103.50 Threepwood, £103 Wester Ulston (2), Lylestane, £100, £99 Lylestane, £99 Easter Fodderlie, £98, £96 Faughhill, £94 (2)Threeburnford, Helmburn, Texel: £112 Blackadder Mains, Kedzlie, Corsbie (2), £110 Blackadder Mains, Sunnycroft, £109 Woodhouse, £108.50 Huntington, £108 Nether Firth, £107 Wester Ulston, Kedzlie, Hermiston, £106.50 Corsbie, £106 Headshaw, L, Huntington, Cortleferry, Kedzlie, £105 Hawthornside, Huntershall, £104 Blackadder Mains, Suffolk £108, £107 Headshaw, L, £107 Sunnycroft, £105 Belmont, £104 Crumhaughhill, £103 Haltree, £101.50 Headshaw, L, £101 Corsbie, £100 Hermiston, Sunnycroft, Belmont, £98.50 Haltree, £98 Cortleferry, Firth, £96.50 Cortleferry, £96 Heriot Mill, £95.50 New Channelkirk, £95 Belmont, Threepwood, £94 Leetside, North Country Cheviot: £96 Ruecastle, £92 Lylestane, £90.50 Earlston Rd, Stow, £90 Lylestane, Half Bred: £95 Headshaw, L, Charollais: £90 Fairlaw, Cheviot Mule: £90 Upper Chatto

Lambs per kilo:

Beltex: 281p Wester Ulston, 277.8p Threeburnford, 259.5p Westerhouses, 252.4p Lylestane, 246.4p Threepwood, 245.2p Wester Ulston (2), 244.4p Woodhouse, 244.3p, 238.1p Lylestane, 231.6p Threeburnford, 228.6p Faughhill, 225.4p Helmburn, 224.4p Faughhill, 223.8p Helmburn, 222.5p Lylestane, 220.6p Rhodes Holdings, 217.8p Faughhill, 214.5p Lower Ashtrees, 214.5p Threeburnford, Texel: 264.6p Huntington, 254.5p Blackadder Mains, 250p Hawthornside, 247.6p Easter Fodderlie, 246.5p Kedzlie, 245.7p New Channelkirk, 242.2p Woodhouse, 233.3p Crumhaughhill (2), 231.3p Hawthornside, 230.4p Huntington, 229.9p Greenburn, 227.9p Westerhouses, Easter Fodderlie, 225.3p Hermiston, 223.8p Easter Fodderlie, Westerhouses, Darlington, 223.5p Threepwood, 222.6p Hawthornside, Suffolk: 214.3p Newhouses, 210.7p Ladyflat, 207p Bonjedward, 206.8p Traprain, 206.7p Adderstonshiels, 205.8p, 203p Headshaw, L, Charollais: 213.4p, 209.1p Fairlaw, 208.2p Ladyflat, Cheviot Mule: 209.3p Upper Chatto, North Country Cheviot: 203.4p Earlston Road, Stow


Ewe trade similar on the week with all sections selling well.  Horned and hill bred Ewes highly sought after

Texel: £109 Outerston, £107 Cockburn, £105 Wells Stables, New Blainslie, £95 Leetside, Standhill, £91 Cockburn, £89 New Blainslie, £87 Outerston, Fairlaw, Suffolk: £101 Symington Mains, £93 Cortleferry, £91 New Channelkirk, £87 Rhodes Holdings, New Blainslie, £85 Cockburn, Beltex: £97 Holydean House, Charollais: £97 Outerston, £77 Holydean House, North Country Cheviot: £91 Nisbet Mill, £85 Lumsdaine, £77 Bonjedward, £73 Earlston Road, Stow, Adderstonshiels, £71 Whitefield, £69, £65 Birneyknowe, Cheviot Mule: £85 Lumsdaine, £73 Halidean Mill, Zwartble: £83 Wells Stables, Bluefaced Leicester: £83 Cortleferry, £77 Laidlawstiel, Greyfaced: £83, £79 Cockburn, £77 Crosslaw, Cockburn, Rawburn, New Blainslie, Lumsdaine, £75 Crosslaw, Berryhill, Kittyfield, Jacob: £81 Standhill, £61 Whitehope, I, Highlander: £77, £75 Cherrydene, £63 Friarshaw, Blackface: £61 Berryhill, Lauderhill, £59 Lumsdaine, £57 Rawburn, Lauderhill, Byrecleugh, £56 Cortleferry, £53 Laidlawstiel, Threeburnford, Shetland: £47 Fairlaw,  Hebridean: £33 Rhodes Holdings