St Boswells Primestock Sale

23rd November 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 23rd November, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 73 Clean Cattle, 60 Cast Cows, 1769 Lambs and 491 Ewes

Bullocks (22) averaged 228p per kg and sold to 246p (+7p on the week)

Heifers (49) averaged 234p per kg and sold to 261p (+3p on the week)

1 Young Bull sold to 190p

60 Cast Cows averaged 138p per kg and sold to 195p  (+5p on the week) Top price £1344

1769 Lambs averaged 217p per kg (+10p on the week) and sold to £114, top price 302p per kg for Beltex Lambs

491 Ewes averaged £76.51 and sold to £129 for Suffolk Ewes

Heavy Ewes averaged £99, light ewes sold to £87 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £62


Prime Cattle – a thunderous trade.

Bullocks per head:

(465-555kgs): Faughhill £1331.64, Greenknowe £1296.36, Papple £1271.36, Wester Ulston £1260.24, Greenknowe £1241.36

(556+kgs): Upper Nisbet £1510.44, £1474.20, Greenknowe £1431.72, Lurdenlaw £1423.24, Willowford £1418.16

Bullocks per kilo:

(465-555kgs.  Average 230.31p): Faughhill 243p Hugh Black & Sons, Greenknowe 236p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Wester Ulston 236p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Greenknowe 234p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Papple 232p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

(556+kgs.  Average 228.18p ): Upper Nisbet 246p J.A Waters & Son, Greenknowe 246p Cooper Butchers, Deanfoot 238p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Lurdenlaw 238p Cooper Butchers, Upper Nisbet 234p Hugh Black & Sons Ltd

Heifers per head:

(485+kgs): Bee Edge £1480.92, Lurdenlaw £1479.06, Bee Edge £1470, £1465, Penston £1445.94, Galagate £1430.40

Heifers per kilo:

485+kgs. Average – 234.61p): Penston 261p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 258p R.Pringle & Son, 250p Forsyths of Peebles, 250p Hugh Black & Sons, Lurdenlaw 249p Forsyths of Peebles, Faughhill 248p R & G Moor

Cast Cows per head: Wester Middleton £1344.20, Oakwood £1329.90, £1310.54, Huntington £1299.18, Upper Blainslie £1236.90, Oakwood £1209.90

Cast Cows per kilo: Oakwood 195p, 185p, Kedzlie 181p, 179p, Huntington 177p


Slight increase in numbers.  All types sharper.  Average 217p, SQQ 222.5p

Lambs per head – Texel: £114 Roxburgh Mains, £109 Crookston, £108 Corsbie, Easter Fodderlie, Bonjedward, £107.50 Roxburgh Mains, £107 Headshaw, L, Crookston, Haltree, £106.50, £106 Threepwood, Lylestane, Corsbie, £105.50 Threepwood, Adderstonshiels, Chesters Brae (2), £105 Corsbie, Lylestane, Wester Ulston, Suffolk: £111 Mowhaugh Schoolhouse, £110 Adderstonshiels, Corsbie, £109 Hermiston, Corsbie, £107 Corsbie, Smailholm Mains, £106 Chesters Brae, £105 Hermiston, Huntington, £104.50 Haltree, £104 Mowhaugh Schoolhouse, Broomilees, The Knock, £103 Adderstonshiels, £102.50 Cortleferry, £102.50 Headshaw, L, Haltree, The Knock, £101 Threepwood, Beltex: £113 Huntington, Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, £112 Faughhill, Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, £111 Faughhill, £109.50 Crookston, £109 Lylestane, £108 Wester Ulston, £107, £104.50 Crookston, £104 Lylestane (2), Faughhill, £103 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, £100 Woodhouse, North Country Cheviot: £108 Adderstonshiels, £98 Lylestane, £97 Adderstonshiels, £95 Lylestane, Greyfaced: £102.50, £101.50 (2) Burncastle, £96.50 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, £96 Middlestead, Lleyn: £100 Over Whitlaw, Half Bred: £97 Headshaw, L, Hampshire: £96.50 Treaty Park, Bluefaced Leicester: £96 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, Blackface: £96 Hartside, Cheviot Mule: £95.50 Adderstonshiels

Lambs per kilo – Beltex: 302.7p, 270.7p Faughhill, 269p Huntington, 267.9p Crookston, 266.7p Lylestane, 262.8p Horsleyhill Farm Cottage, 260.7p Crookston, 260p Faughhill, 252.6p Huntington, 251.2p Wester Ulston, 248.8p Threeburnford, 248.1p, 247.7p, 247.6p Lylestane, 243.2p Crookston, 238.1p Woodhouse, 234.2p Threeburnford, 230p Faughhill, 225p Wester Ulston, Texel: 264.9p Huntington, 256.8p Threepwood, 254.1p Easter Fodderlie, 241.9p The Knock, 241.5p Coltcrooks, 238.1p Easter Fodderlie, 237.5p Huntington, 236.8p Walkersknowe Cottage, 236.1p Threepwood, 235.7p Lylestane, 234.5p Threepwood, 232.4p Middle Moneynut, 231.8p Woodhouse, 231.7p Faughhill, 231.1p Woodhouse, 230.7p Headshaw, L, 230.6p Easter Fodderlie, 230.1p, 229.7p Upper Samieston, 229.1p Woodhouse, Suffolk: 229.4p, 227.4p Upper Samieston, 221.1p The Bungalow, Pogbie, 220.4p Headshaw, L, 219.3p The Knock, 218.2p Fountainhall, Haltree, 218.1p Haltree, 217.5p Stoneypath, North Country Cheviot: 216.3p Broomiebank, 212.5p Saughtree, Greyfaced: 216p Burncastle, 214.3p Stoneypath, Blackface: 215p Whitfield, Hwk, Half Bred: 215.6p Headshaw, L, Cheviot Mule: 213.3p Upper Chatto, Charollais: 213.6p Berryhill, 212.7p Ladyflat


Topped at £129 by a strong pen of 5 Suffolk Ewes from Mr Stewart Shaw, Smailholm Mains.

A tidy show of Cast Sheep sold well throughout.

Greyfaced Mules sold to a flyer again with a dozen from Pole Hoseason & Co, Falside attainting £95 per head.

Horned Ewes sold to vendors advantage, reaching heights of £77 per head for a pen of Blackface Ewes from Mr C.J Lee, Wooplaw Farm and again for 24 powerful sorts from Burncastle.

Suffolk: £129 Smailholm Mains, £121 Headshaw, L, £115 Falside, £101 Thistleknowe, Greenhead, S, £99 Corsbie, £95 Greenhead, R, £93 Cortleferry, £91 Greenhead, S, Currie Inn, Beltex: £127, £87 Faughhill, Texel: £119 Greenhead, R, Headshaw, L, £113 Currie Inn, £109 Headshaw, L, £99 Currie Inn, £97 Middlethird, Corsbie, £95 Greenhead, R, Currie Inn, Greyfaced: £95 Falside, £85 Burncastle, Middlethird, £83 Berryhill, Redpath East End, Mowhaugh Schoolhouse, £82 Greenhead, S, North Country Cheviot: £87 Stagehall, Adderstonshiels, £83 Stagehall, £79 Adderstonshiels, Wester Ulston, Upper Samieston, £75 Boreland, Middlethird, Blackface: £77 Burncastle, Wooplaw, £75 Elmscleugh, £65 Burncastle, £63 Hartside, £61 Kirkstead


Texel: £121 Corsbie, £113 Greenhead, S, £95 Symington Mains, Suffolk: £119 Corsbie, £107 Symington Mains, £95 Cortleferry, North Country Cheviot: £113 Gospelhall, £85, £83 Boreland, Bluefaced Leicester: £107 Hartside, Abberfield: £101, £87(2) Greenhead, S, Blackface: £89 Elmscleugh, £71 Kirkstead