St Boswells Primestock Sale

9th November 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 9th  November, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 61 Clean Cattle, 62 Cast Cows, 1877 Lambs and 491 Ewes

Prime Cattle met a blistering trade.  Cattle full of flesh saw a great trade

Bullocks (18) averaged 214p per kg and sold to 244p (n/c on the week)

Heifers (38) averaged 233p per kg and sold to 255p (+12p on the week)

5 Young Bulls averaged 180p per kg and sold to 220p (£1472)

62 Cast Cows averaged 129p per kg and sold to 173p(-1p on the week) Top price £1636

1877 Lambs averaged 205p per kg (-3p on the week) and sold to £115, top price 274p per kg for Beltex Lambs

491 Ewes averaged £70.95 and sold to £157 for Texel Ewes

Heavy Ewes averaged £95, light ewes sold to £89 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £59


Bullocks per head:

(465-555kgs): Greenknowe £1302.48, Wester Ulston £1237.40

(556+kgs): Bowland £1542.42, £1540.30, Greenknowe £1512.80, Bowland £1477, Galagate £1426.50, Lurdenlaw £1420.08

Bullocks per kilo:

(465-555kgs.  Average – 199.35p): Greenknowe 243p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 230p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(556+kgs.  Average – 219.04p): Lurdenlaw 244p Cooper Butchers, Greenknowe 244p J.A Waters & Sons, Galagate 225p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Willowford 222p John Anderson (Butchers)Ltd, Faughhill 220p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

Heifers per head:

(400-484kgs): Sourhope £1103.52, £1097.60

(485+kgs): Upper Nisbet £1540.20, £1518, £1506.96, Traprain £1442.56, Upper Nisbet £1440, Bee Edge £1406.56

Heifers per kilo:

(400-484kgs.  Average – 236.75p): Sourhope 245p Charles Wilson Limited, 242p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(485+kgs.  Average – 232.71p): Upper Nisbet 255p Foley Bros, 253p Forsyths of Peebles, 252p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Wester Ulston 252p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Upper Nisbet 250p Forsyths of Peebles

Young Bulls per head: Blinkbonny £1472, Cragside £1342, Blinkbonny £1327.20

Young Bulls per kilo: Cragside 220p, Thorndykes 200p

Cast Cows per head: Upper Huntlywood £1636.58, Wester Middleton £1419, Fallhills £1314.04, Kingside £1296.18, East Mains £1235.16

Cast Cows per kilo: Upper Huntlywood 173p, Kingside 171p, 167p, Wester Middleton 165p, Sydenham 163p, Kingside 157, 151p

Cast Bulls: Byrewalls £1053 (90p)


Similar show forward.  Returns slightly easier

Lambs per head-

Beltex: £115, £112.5 (3) Crookston, £109 Threeburnford, £107 Wester Ulston, £106 Faughhill, £105 Woodhouse, £104.50 Huntington, £104 Blackadder Mains, £103 Wester Ulston, Crookston, £101 Blackadder Mains, £100 Wester Ulston, Lylestane (2), Threeburnford, Suffolk: £115, £108 Crookston, £105 Headshaw, L, £101.50 Hermiston, Haltree (2), £99, £98 Adderstonshiels, £98 Headshaw, L, £97.50 Corsbie, £97 Middlethird, £96.50 Hermiston, £95.50 Haltree, £95 Earlston Mains, Texel: £109 Woodhouse, Crookston, Roseview, £106 Roseview, £104 Hermiston, £103 Threepwood, Haltree, Adderstonshiels, £101.50 Headshaw, L, £101 Hawthornside, £100 Crookston (2), Philiphaugh (2), Threepwood, North Synton, Brothershiels, Middlethird, Brothershiels, Blue Texel: £104.50 Hermiston, Half Bred: £95.50 Headshaw, L, £92 Middlethird, North Country Cheviot: £93.50 Adderstonshiels, £92 Adderstonshiels (S.Hunter), £90 North Synton, Crailinghall Cottages, Cheviot Mule: £93.50 Adderstonshiels, £92 Philiphaugh, Wester Ulston, £91.50 Philiphaugh

Lambs per kilo-

Beltex: 274.4p Crookston, 267.9p Huntington, 267.5p Crookston, Wester Ulston, 265.9p Threeburnford, 264.7p, 255.7p Crookston, 255.4p Faughhill, 253.7p Blackadder Mains, 253.2p Threeburnford, 251.2p, 250p Wester Ulston,  244.2p Woodhouse, 241p Lylestane, 240.5p Huntington, 238.5p Threeburnford (2), 234.9p Blackadder Mains, 232.6p, 231p Lylestane,   Charollais: 205.3p Ladyflat, Blackface: 205p Heriot Mill, North Country Cheviot: 204.5p Crailinghall Cottages, Suffolk: 204.4p Brothershiels, 203.7p Stoneypath, 203.3p Adderstonshiels


A good show of Ewes met a high rate of sale with a new buyer in attendance.

The sale was topped by a cracking pair of Texel Ewes from Mr R.S Green, The Craggs which sold to £157

Greyfaced Ewes sold to £91 per head for a pen of 6 strong Ewes from Mr Alexander McMorran, Mowhaugh Schoolhouse

Texel: £157 The Craggs, £137 Bridgehaughmill, The Craggs, £131 Cocklaw, £125 Walkersknowe, £119 Duke Street, Hawick, £109 Sunnycroft, £107 Huntington, Suffolk: £107 Huntington, £105 Falside, £103 Huntington, Zwartble: £95, £87 Lauder Barns, Bluefaced Leicester: £91 Howden, Cheviot Mule: £91 East Gordon, Greyfaced: £91 Mowhaugh Schoolhouse, £87 Falside, Harelawside, £85 Bettyfield, £81 Eldinhope, £80 Berryhill, £79 Harelawside, Huntershall, Bettyfield, Beltex: £90 Wester Ulston, North Country Cheviot: £89 Mowhaugh Schoolhouse, £81 Hexpath, £79 Craighouse, £75 Bowland, £73 Hagbrae, £73 Bowland, Hampshire: £80 Bridgehaughmill, Border Leicester: £77 Deuchrie, Jacob: £73 Harelawside, £61 Trainers Brae, North Berwick, Blackface: £63 Burncastle, Berryhill, £61 Yett, £55 Stoneypath, £53 Yett, Swaledale: £51 The Lee


Texel: £119 Wester Ulston, £93 Duke Street, Hawick, North Country Cheviot: £91 Trainers Brae, North Berwick, Dorset: £91 Trainers Brae, Jacob: £79 Trainers Brae, North Berwick, Blackface: £77 Middlesknowes