St Boswells Primestock Sale

18th January 2016

At St Boswells on Monday 18th January Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep.

Sold – 68 clean cattle, 84 Beef Cows, 1436 Hoggs and 708 Ewes
Bullocks (20) averaged 201.6p per kg and sold to 227p (-2.7p on the week)
Heifers (43) averaged 209.5p per kg and sold to 239p (+2.9p on the week)
5 Y Bulls averaged 158p per kg and sold to 169p (n/c on the week)
84 Beef type Cows averaged 119p per kg and sold to 175p (+3.3p on the week)
1436 Hoggs averaged 176.5p per kg (+6p on the week) £76 per head and sold to £106, top price 218.2p per kg for Beltex
708 Ewes averaged £63.07, and sold to £106 for Suffolk cross
Heavy ewes averaged £68.50, Light ewes sold to £73 for Cheviot and averaged £47.03

Principal Prices per Head:  Lammerview £1426.36, Bee Edge £1422 and £1419.40, Shidlaw £1403.50 and £1397.50.

Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.39 Charles Wilson 1995 Ltd, 2.37 Scottish Border Meats, 2.35 Denholm Meats, Shidlaw 2.33 Saunderson Ltd, Huntington 2.29 Charles Wilson 1995 Ltd, Wester Middleton 2.29 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Lenxlove 2.27 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, 2.26 Shaws of Lauder, Nisbet 2.25 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Traprain  2.25 Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Huntington 2.25 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd.

Cows per head:
Corsbie £1428, Thrunton £1276.80, Ramrig £1199.52, Kerskwe £1155, Rumbleton £1153.62.

Cows per kg: Falahill and Corsbie 1.75, Ramrig and Rumbleton 1.53, Thrunton 1.52, Stoneypath 1.45, Ramrig 1.41, Wester Middleton, Huntington and Rumbleton 1.39, Falahill (2), Wandon, Deloraine1.37.

Hoggs – Less numbers about resulting in an increased trade, with all classes sought after Hoggs per head: Texel £106 Huntington, £102 Craigsford Mains, £100 The Lee and Huntington, £95 Elwartlaw, £94 Craigsford Mains, Suffolk cross £105 The Lee, £101 Kirktonhill, £94 and £92 Blegbie, Beltex £100, £96, £96 and £90 Threeburnford, £84 Dagghouse, Berrichon £89 (2) Springwood, Zwartble £87 East Bridgelands, Cheviot Mule £82 Blegbie, £75.50 Dunslaw, Cheviot £77 Saughtree and Haltree, £75.50 The Kck, Blackface £76 (2) and Craig Douglas, £72 Craig Douglas, Cheviot cross £74.50 Saughtree, Mule £73 Stoneypath, £72 Threepwood, Beulah £71.50 Craighouse.

Hoggs per kg:  Beltex 218.2 Threeburnford, 210 Craighouse, 200 and 198 Threeburnford, 197.5 Craighouse, 195.7 Threeburnford, 190.4 and 189 Wester Deans, Texel 202.3 Elmscleugh, 198.8 and 196.6 St Leonards, 196.1 Huntington, 195.1 Threepwood, 193.3 Huntington, 193 Berryhill, 192 Dunslaw, 191 Corsbie, Suffolk cross 191 and 189.7 Dunslaw, 188 Blegbie, 187.5 Swinnie, 187.5 Dunslaw, 186.7 Threepwood, 186.3 Old Melrose, Cheviot Mule 184.1 Dunslaw, Cheviot cross 184 Saughtree, Beulah 181 Craighouse, Mule 180 Threepwood, Cheviot 179.3 Nisbet, 179.2 Dunslaw, 177.60 The Kck, Blackface 162.8 and 161.7 Threeburnford.

Ewes – A good Show of strong ewes with increased numbers on the week, with returns similar. Suffolk cross £106 Haltree, £81 Hyndsidehill and Greenend, £80 Camieston, Texel £105 Elmscleugh, £100 Craigsford Mains, £95 Wester Ulston, £82 Corsbie, £81 Greenend, £80 Craigsford Mains, £83 Faughhill, £76 Wester Deans, £70 Craighouse and Wester Deans, Halfbred £75 Haltree, Cheviot Mule £75 Philiphaugh, Cheviot £73 Hyndsidehill, £70 Philiphaugh, Mule £67 Wester Deans, £65 Hyndsidehill, £64 Symington Mains, £63 Fairnilee, Graden, Greenend, Lintlaw, Middlethird and Elwartlaw, Bluefaced Leicester £66 and £65 Hartside, Cheviot cross £59 Borthwickshiels, £57 (2) Wester Ulston, £55 Ruletownhead, Blackface £51 Elmscleugh, £48 Hartside, £47 Fairnilee.