St Boswells Primestock Sale

16th May 2016

At St Boswells on Monday 16th May Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep.

Sold 65 clean cattle, 64 Beef Cows, 204 Spring Lambs, 526 Hoggs and 304 Ewes
Bullocks (15) averaged 207.3p per kg and sold to 236p (+10p on the week)
Heifers (48) averaged 205.3p per kg and sold to 244p (+4.1p on the week)
2 Y Bulls averaged 211p per kg and sold to 218p (n/c on the week)
64 Beef type Cows averaged 129.3p per kg and sold to 177p (+5.3p on the week)
204 Spring Lambs averaged 201.5p per kg (-18p on the week) £96 per head and sold to £111, top price 232p per kg for Beltex
526 Hoggs averaged 171p per kg (-6p on the week) £77 per head and sold to £98, top price 207p per kg for Cheviot
304 Ewes averaged £62, and sold to £124 for Texel
Heavy ewes averaged £77, light ewes sold to £75 for Cheviot and averaged £51

Principal Prices per Head:  Bee Edge £1459.12, Shidlaw £1445.98, Bee Edge £1426.74, £1425.60, £1420.72, Longnewton £1327.70.  Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.44, 2.40 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Bee Edge 2.37 Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Bee Edge 2.36 Denholm Meat Supplies, Mosstower 2.34 Shaws of Lauder, Pathhead 2.30 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Phantassie 2.29 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Phantassie 2.28 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Bee Edge 2.26 Shaws of Lauder, J.A Water & Sons.

Cows per head: Coxydene £1635.76, Honeyburn £1174.12, Cammerlaws £1147.16. Huntington £1117.92, Honeyburn £1115.18, Middlethird £1109.70.  Cows per kg: Symington Mains 1.77, Glenrath Farms 1.65, 1.63, Wester Middleton, Woodhouse 1.55, Fowberry Moor 1.51.

Lambs – More numbers forward, slightly easier on the week.  Lambs per head:  Texel £111, £109, £105 North Mains, £102 Thornington, £100 Blackshiels, £99 Lochside, £97.50 Thornington, £96 Lochside, £110 The Lee, £110, £108, £106, £105, £104, £103 (2), £102 North Mains, Beltex £93 Sydenham.  Lambs per kg:  Beltex 232.5 Sydenham, Texel 228.3 North Mains, 225.9, 217.6 Lochside, 217.4 Blackshiels, 210.3 Penston, 209.4 Sydenham, 207.4 Thornington, Suffolk 220 North Mains, 219.6, 215.7 The Lee, 212, 210.2, 208.6, 208.3 North Mains.

Hoggs – Mixed end of season show.  Fleshed hoggs still achieving high returns.  Hoggs per head: Texel £98 Sydenham, £96 Hyndsidehill, £95 Fairnielaw, £94, £90, £88 Legerwood, £90 Sydenham, £88 Earlston Mains, Suffolk £96 Bonjedward Mill, Bedrule, £94 West Moneylaws, £93 Boghall, Bonjedward Mill, £92 West Moneylaws, Boghall, Bluefaced Leicester £90, £93 Burnhouse Mains, Cheviot £89, £88 Boghall, £86 Bedrule, Boghall, £83 Shepherds Cottage.   Hoggs per kg:  Cheviot 207, 202.3, 181.1 Boghall, 178.3 Wester Ulston, Texel 203.8 Legerwood, 190.1 Bedrule, 182.5, 176.5, 172.5 Legerwood, Suffolk 190.9 Boghall, 186 Dunslaw, 178.8 Bonjedward Mill, 172.5 Dunslaw.

Ewes – Similar show forward, with overly fat ewes hard to cash.  Texel £124, £106 Sydenham, £88 Huntington, £87 Bedrule £85 Blegbie, £83 Sydenham, Bonjedward Mill £83, £81 Bedrule, Suffolk £90 Huntington, £89 Sydenham, £85 West Moneylaws, £85 Lochside, Hyndsidehill, £83 Stobshiel Mains, £80 Huntington, Bedrule, Charolais £89 Ladyflat, Halfbred £87 West Moneylaws, £70 Bonjedward Mill, Lleyn £79 Upper Samieston, £73 Whitriggs, Cheviot £75 Wester Ulston, Stobshiel, £71 Stobshiel, Mule £75 Berryhill, £73 The Lee, £71 Nether Kidston, £70 Hyndsidehill, Blackface £65 The Lee, £63 Inchkeith.