St Boswells Primestock Sale

8th February 2021

At St Boswells on Monday 8th February, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 76 Clean Cattle, 71 Cast Cows, 1041 Prime Lambs and  361 Cast Ewes

Bullocks (8) averaged  223p per kg and sold to 244p  (+4p  on the week)

Heifers (68) averaged  230p per kg and sold to 253p (n/c on the week)

71 Cast Cows averaged 146p per kg and sold to 220p  (+3p on the week) Top price £1396

1041 Hoggs averaged 260.6p per kg (-4.4p on the week)  £122 per head and sold to £153, top price 313.8p per kg for Beltex Hoggs

361 Ewes averaged £82.63 and sold to £147 for Texel Ewes

Heavy Ewes averaged £106, light ewes sold to £107 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £73

CATTLE:

Bullocks per head:

(465-555kgs): Conker Cottage, Deanfoot £1317.60, Gala Farms £1275.12

(556+kgs): Upper Nisbet £1405.26, Smailholm Mains £1340.64

Bullocks per kilo:

(465-555kgs.  Average 234.18p): Conker Cottage 244p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Gala Farms 231p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

(556+kgs. Average 222.14p): Smailholm Mains 228p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Huntington 220p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

Heifers per head:

(400-484kgs):  Conker Cottage, Deanfoot £1156.80

(485+kgs): Bee Edge £1543.30, £1482.30, Lurdenlaw £1478.88, Lennoxlove £1475.60, Willowford £1468.32, Lurdenlaw £1451.80, Bee Edge £1451.40, Nisbet £1439.18, Bee Edge £1435.70, Upper Nisbet £1435.28 

Heifers per kilo:

(400-484 kgs.  Average 221.28p): Conker Cottage, Deanfoot 240p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

(485+kgs. Average 230.96p): Bee Edge 253p Foley Bros, 246p Shaw Fine Meats, Longnewton 245p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 245p Hugh Black & Sons, Lurdenlaw 244p John Saunderson Ltd, Bee Edge 243p S.I Carlisle & Co, Upper Nisbet 242p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 242p Hugh Black & Sons, Lurdenlaw 240p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Lurdenlaw 240p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

Cast Cows per head:

Rumbletonlaw £1386.46, Upper Blainslie £1363.74, Rumbletonlaw £1312.74, Oakwood £1281.54, £1281.18, £1235.40 Stagehall, £1228.40 Prora

Cast Cows per kilo:

Shaws 220p, Rumbletonlaw, Prora 187p, Prora 185p, 183p, Rumbletonlaw, Upper Chatto 181p,  Prora 175p, 171p

Cast Bulls per head: Bow £1396.38

Cast Bulls per kilo: Shaws 141p

HOGGS

Very heavy show forward.  All types in high demand.

Overall Sale Average – 47kgs, 260.6p, £122.  SQQ – 275p

Hoggs per head-

Texel: £153, £150 Headshaw, L, £142 Woodlands, £139 (2) Bonjedward, £136, £130 Headshaw, L, £130 Over Blainslie, Bonjedward, £128 Headshaw, L, £126.50 (2) Bonjedward, Headshaw, L, £125 Bonjedward, Over Whitlaw, £122 Over Blainslie, Headshaw, L, Stoneypath, £120 Swinnie, Blegbie, Suffolk: £144 Boghall, Bonjedward, £143 (2), £142(3) Boghall, Bonjedward,  £139 Boghall, Bonjedward, £138 (2), £137, £136.50, £135.50 (2), £134 (2), £133, £132 (2) Boghall, Zwartble: £139 Woodlands, Charollais: £126, £111 Southfield (Innovis), Blackface: £125 Dryhope, £118 Headshaw, L, £110 Dryhope, Stoneypath, Cheviot Mule: £118 Blegbie, Beltex: £125.50 Halidean Mill, £117 (2) Lylestane, North Country Cheviot: £120 Adderstonshiels, £118 Pikestane, £117.50 Blegbie, £116 Headshaw, L, £114 Adderstonshiels, Saughtree (2), Upper Chatto, £112.50 Saughtree, £111 Boghall, Greyfaced: £115, £109 Stoneypath, £109 Castleside, Half Bred: £113 Bonjedward, Jacob: £110 Upper Nisbet

Hoggs per kilo-

Beltex: 313.8p Halidean Mill, 303.9p, 285.4p Lylestane, Texel: 293p Headshaw, L, 288.9p Swinnie, 288.3p Lylestane, 287.6p Headshaw, L, 285.7p Swinnie, 280.5p Adderstonshiels, 280p Castleside, Halidean Mill, 277.4p Heriot Mill, 276.7p Stoneypath, 275.9p Southfield (Innovis), 275.3p Lylestane, 272.7p Upper Chatto, 271.1p Stoneypath, 269.1p (2) Bonjedward, 268.3p Castleside, 267.4p Stoneypath, 267p Castleside, Suffolk: 281.4p, 278.9p Boghall, 275.9p Blackburn, L, 272.7p Stoneypath, 270.2p Boghall, 269.8p Blegbie, 268.2p (2) Stoneypath, 267.5p Blackburn, L, 265p Boghall, 264.6p Bonjedward, North Country Cheviot: 281p Lylestane, 280p, 279.5p, 279.2p Kirklands, A, 277.5p Boghall, 274.3p Kirklands, A, 273.7p Southfield (Innovis) , 273.3p Blegbie, 271.4p Adderstonshiels, 269.8p Headshaw, L, 268.2p Saughtree, Cheviot Mule: 274.7p Halidean Mill, 271.3p Blegbie, Aberfield: 274p Lylestane, Greyfaced: 272.5p Castleside, 267.4p Stoneypath, Charollais: 270.7p Southfield (Innovis)

EWES 

An improved show of ewes forward with all classes keenly bid on.  A sharper trade on the week

Topping at £147 for a strong Texel from Farmstock Genetics, Over Whitlaw.  A smart pen of Suffolk Ewes achieved £137 from R.G Laing, Oxmuir

Texel: £147 Over Whitlaw, £141 Headshaw, L, £135 Chatto, Headshaw, L, £129 Hutlerburn, £125 Broomiebank, £121 Oxmuir, £117 Huntington, £115 Hutlerburn, Upper Chatto, £113, £107 (2)Huntington, £107 Hutlerburn, £105 Lylestane, Suffolk: £137, £131 Oxmuir, £131 Huntington, £113 Bonjedward, £111, £103 Huntington, £97 Greenhead, S, North Country Cheviot: £107 Upper Chatto, £97 Saughtree, £91 Northfield, St Abbs, £89 Saughtree (2), Blegbie, Broomiebank, £87 Lylestane, Bowland, £85 Upper Chatto, £83 Blegbie, Beltex: £103, £87 Wester Ulston, Zwartble: £99 Woodlands, Half Bred: £97 Oxmuir, £93 Bonjedward, Lleyn: £96, £95, £93, £89 Over Whitlaw, £85 Kilnknowe Cottage, Cheviot Mule: £95 Blegbie, £89 Upper Chatto, Greyfaced: £95 Huntington, £93 Oxmuir, £89 Upper Chatto, Bowland, £88 Greenhead, S, £87 Hutlerburn, £85 Deuchrie, Broomiebank, £81 Greenhead, S, Deuchrie, Ryeland: £83, £71 Woodlands, S, Border Leicester: £73 Deuchrie, Blackface: £67 Deuchrie, £63 Bowland, £57 Upper Chatto, Deuchrie, £53 Hyndhope, E, Shetland: £45 Kilnknowe Cottage

RAMS:

Bluefaced Leicester: £121 Upper Chatto, Blackface: £79, £75 Dryhope, £71, £69 Hutlerburn, £69 Hyndhope, E