At St Boswells on Monday 6th August Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 56 Clean Cattle, 30 Cast Cows, 1305 Lambs and 449 Ewes.
Bullocks (10) averaged 218.33p per kg and sold to 229p (+1.18p on the week)
Heifers (45) averaged 223.36p per kg and sold to 253p (-15p on the week)
30 Cast Cows averaged 134p per kg and sold to 173p (+1p on the week) Top Price £1557
1305 Lambs averaged 187p per kg (+9p on the week) and sold to £111, top price 209p per kg for Beltex Lambs.
449 Ewes averaged £65 and sold to £110 for Texel Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £89, light ewes sold to £73 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £49.
Clean Cattle per head: Bee Edge £1486.80, £1446.12, Upper Nisbet £1436.22, Traprain £1406.72, Ecclaw £1395, Bee Edge £1393.56, Haltree £1375.50, Townhead £1363.74, Upper Nisbet £1372.56, Kedzlie £1323, £1313.28, Faughhill £1313.28
Clean Cattle per kilo: Penston 253p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, Mosstower 248p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, Pathhead 248p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Penston 245p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, 242p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, 241p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd, Ecclaw 139p, Upper Nisbet 229p, 228p Shaw Fine Meats, Kedzlie 228p, 225p J.Gilmour & Co Ltd
Cast Cows per head: Wester Middleton £1557.44, Mosstower £1548.04, East Horton £1342.68, Wester Middleton £1310.16, East Horton £1245.60, Mosstower £1237.16, Upper Nisbet £1134.84
Cast Cows per kilo: East Horton 173p, Mosstower 169p, East Horton 167p, Wester Middleton 159p, Wester Middleton, Mosstower, Birkenside 157p, East Redfordgreen 149p
Lambs dearer, all types sought after
The Texel Show and Sale of Prime Lambs was kindly sponsored by The Scottish Texel Sheep Breeders Club and was ably judged by Mr Robert Wilson.
Class 1 Texel (ex. Suffolk.x Ewe)
1st Craigsford Mains £102 (CHAMPION)
2nd Huntington £85
Class 2 Texel (ex Continental Ewe)
1st Craigsford Mains £100
2nd Symington Mains £104
3rd Symington Mains £92
Class 3 Texel (ex Mule Ewe)
1st Crookston £107 (RESERVE CHAMPION)
2nd Crookston £98
3rd Threeburnford £85
Lambs per head – Texel: £111 Huntington, £108, £107 Crookston, £104 West Moneylaws, £104 Symington Mains, £103 Crookston, £102 Craigsford Mains, 38 Boggs Holdings, £100 Craigsford Mains, £99 New Blainslie, Lower Ashtrees, £99 Craigsford Mains, £98 Threepwood, Crookston, Muircleugh, Coxydene, £97.50 Symington Mains, £97 Greenhead, R, Muircleugh, £95 Huntington, Suffolk: £104 Coxydene, £100 West Moneylaws, £98 Symington Mains, £95.50 Coxydene, £95 Blegbie, £92 Symington Mains, £90 Craigsford Mains, Beltex: £100 Crookston, £92 Redden, £89 Crookston, Redden, £88 Pirnie, Rhodes Holdings (2), Craiglea, £86 Lylestane, £85 Redden, North Country Cheviot: £88 Symington Mains
Lambs per kilo – Beltex: 209.5p Rhodes Holdings, 208.3p, 204.6p Crookston, 200p Redden, Rhodes Holding, 198.8p Craiglea, 197.6p Haltree, 196.2p Redden, 195.6p Rhodes Holdings, 195.6p Pirnie, 195.5p Lylestane, 195.1p Philiphaugh, Texel: 208.5p Crookston, 206.1p Craigsford Mains, 204.6p Symington Mains, 204.1p, 202p Craigsford Mains, 202p Lower Ashtrees, 201.8p Huntington, 201.2p Haltree, 200p Crookston (2), Symington Mains (2), Huntington (2), Threepwood, 199p Symington Mains, 198p Muircleugh (2), 197.9p Huntington, Suffolk: 202.2p, 196p Symington Mains, 195.9p, 192.2p Blegbie, 191.3p Hermiston, North Country Cheviot: 191.3p Symington Mains
Ewes – Returns similar on the week.
Texel: £110 Hermiston, £105 Hyndsidehill, £99, £97 (2) Langtonlees, £97 Hyndsidehill, £93 Springhouse, £91 West Moneylaws, Langtonlees, £87 Lawfield, Suffolk: £101 Hyndsidehill, £99 Hermiston, £87 New Channelkirk, £81 Coxydene, Cheviot Mule: £99 Blegbie, £93 Hyndsidehill, Greyfaced: £89 Symington Mains, £79 West Moneylaws, Symington Mains, £78 Traprain, Cheviot Mule: £99 Blegbie, £93 Hyndsidehill, Greyfaced: £89 Symington Mains, £79 West Moneylaws, Symington Mains, £78 Traprain, Zwarble: £81 Old Melrose Lodge, North Country Cheviot: £73 Haltree, Blackface: £59 Elmscleugh, £55 Coxydene, £49 Stoneypath, £47 Hartside