St Boswells Primestock Sale

30th May 2016

At St Boswells on Monday 30th May Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep.

Sold 70 Clean Cattle, 37 Beef Cows, 4 Dairy type Cows,
679 Spring Lambs, 471 Hoggs and 345 Ewes
Bullocks (19) averaged 200.3p per kg and sold to 223p (+2.3p on the week)
Heifers (51) averaged 200.3p per kg and sold to 230p (-4.8p on the week)
37 Beef type Cows averaged 125p per kg and sold to 167p
4 Dairy type Cows averaged 95.8p per kg and sold to 101p
679 Spring Lambs averaged 204.5p per kg (+4p on the week) £96 per head and sold to £108, top price 227.3p per kg to Texel
471 Hoggs averaged 180p per kg (+32p on the week) £79 per head and sold to £100, top price  204.9p per kg for Cheviot
345 Ewes averaged £73, and sold to £117 for Texel
Heavy ewes averaged £78, Light ewes sold to £81 for Cheviot and averaged £56

Principal Prices per Head:  Dunslaw £1431.52, Gospelhall £1391.52, Dunslaw £1359.36, Bee Edge £1356, Jedderfield £1327.04, Dunslaw £1315.32.  Principal Prices per kg: Phantassie 2.30 John Saunderson Ltd, Faughhill 2.26 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Bee Edge 2.26 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Longnewton 2.24 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Gospelhall 2.23 Denholm Meat Supplies, Huntington 2.23 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Phantassie 2.20 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Bee Edge 2.20 Shaws of Lauder, Traprain 2.18 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Wester Ulston 2.18 Shaws of Lauder.

Cows per head: North Synton £1451.80, Ramrig £1435.76, Gatherick £1407.12, West Mains £1310.80, Hyndsidehill £1284.70, Mosstower £1200.60.  Cows per kg: Middlethird 1.67, Whitburgh 1.59, Corsbie 1.47, Hyndsidehill, Mosstower 1.45.

Lambs – Excellent show forward to achieve increased returns on the week.  Lambs per head:  Texel £108 Lochside, £105 Thirlestane, £104 Lochside, £101.50 Thirlestane, £100 Legerwood (3), Birkenside, Corsbie, £99.50 Eden Brook, Suffolk £104 Upper Bolton, £100 Huntington, Upper Bolton, £96 Thirlestane, Upper Bolton. Lambs per kg:  Texel 227.3 Corsbie, 223.1 Thirlestane, 222.7 Lochside, 220.7 Birkenside, 220 Huntington, 218.8 Lochside, 217.4 Birkenside, 216.5 Coltcrooks, 215.1 Thirlestane, 214.3 Camieston, Suffolk 218.2 Thirlestane, 215.1 Huntington, 212.8 Upper Bolton, 209.3 Eden Brook, 206.2 Byrewalls, 205.1 Greenburn (2).

Hoggs – Well fleshed, still good money.  Hoggs per head: Texel £100 Headshaw, £90 West Moneylaws, £82 Headshaw, Cheviot £90, £88.50, £84, £83, £82.50, £82 (4) Boghall, £80 Headshaw, Suffolk £89, £85 Bonjedward Mill, £85 West Moneylaws, Bluefaced Leicester £70 Threepwood Cottages, Blackface £70 Upper Chatto, Crookston.  Hoggs per kg:  Cheviot 204.9, 201.1, 198.8, 197.6, 195.2 (2) Boghall.

Ewes – Dearer on the week with all types sought after.  Texel £117 Hermiston, £111 Headshaw, £107 Woodhouse, £101 Headshaw (2), £93 Hermiston, Bettyfield, North Synton, £89 Langtonlees, Lochside, Suffolk £100 Headshaw, £91 Langtonlees, £87 Stoneypath, £85 Huntington, £85 (2) Wester Middleton, £83 Magdalane Hall, Lochside, Halfbred £92 Smailholm Mains, Cheviot £81 North Synton, £75 Upper Chatto, £73 Millheugh, £71 Headshaw, Zwartble £81 St Clements Wells, Mule £79 Trowkwes, £77 Wester Middleton, £75 Legerwood, £73 Ashcraig, Wester Middleton, Hillhouse, Cheviot Mule £77 South Common, £75 Gilston, £73 South Common, Llleyn £71 Bankhouse, Brotherstone, Blackface £67 Bowland, £65 Tinnis, Benson Wemyss, Upper Chatto, £61 Hillhouse.    Tups – Dorset £91 Whitehaugh, Charolais £107, £100 Woodhouse.