St Boswells Primestock Summer Show & Sale

12th June 2017

At St Boswells on Monday 12th June Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep which included their Summer Show.

Sold 55 Clean Cattle, 31 Cast Cows, 862 Lambs, 333 Hoggs and 231 Ewes
Bullocks (20) averaged 223p per kg and sold to 237p (+5.0p on the week)
Heifers (34) averaged 238p per kg and sold to 256p (+22.0p on the week)
1 Young Bull sold to 233p (n/c on the week)
31 Cast Cows averaged 147p per kg and sold to 207p (-5.0p on the week)
862 Lambs averaged 261p per kg (+15p on the week) £109 per head and sold to £128. Top price of 280.8p per kg for Texel Lambs
333 Hoggs averaged 181p per kg (-3p on the week) and sold to £115, top price 220p per kg for Texel Hoggs.
231 Ewes averaged £80, and sold to £127 for Texel Ewes. Heavy ewes sold to £94, Light ewes sold to £83 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £66.

At their annual summer show and sale of prime cattle sponsored by Wishaw Abattoir, the judge Mr G.Moor for Worsley Wholesale Butchers, Dunsbury awarded the championship to Messrs W.Fleming, Mosstower for a Limousin cross heifer which scaled 604kg and made 250p per kg (£1510) to Shaw Fine Meats, Lauder.  The reserve was awarded to a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Hamilton, Bee Edge which scaled 584kg and made 242p per kg (£1413) to the judge.

Overall Champion shown by Messrs W Fleming, Mosstower was a
Limousin cross heifer which scaled 604kg and made 250p per kg (£1510)

CLASS 1: SINGLE NATIVE BRED BULLOCK
1st            Phantassie            weight    678         made     227p to J.Anderson (Butchers)
2nd           Penston                 weight    612         made     229p to Messrs Foley
3rd           Bonnington           weight    688         made     204p to Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd

CLASS 2:  SINGLE CONTINENTAL BULLOCK
1st            Ramrig                   weight    644         made     234p to Cooper Butchers
2nd           Longnewton         weight    636         made     228p to Worsley Wholesale Butchers
3rd           Shidlaw                 weight    642         made     230p to J.A Waters & Sons

CLASS 3:  SINGLE NATIVE BRED HEIFER
1st            Penston                 weight    540         made     244p to J.Gilmour & Co Ltd
2nd           Willowford             weight    550         made     240p to Martin Baird (Butchers)
3rd           Willowford             weight    608         made     223p to Mr G.McFadzean jnr

CLASS 4:  SINGLE CONTINENTAL HEIFER
1st            Mosstower            weight    604         made     250p to Shaw Fine Meats
2nd           Bee Edge              weight    584         made     242p to Worsley Wholesale Butchers
3rd           Nisbet                    weight    610         made     243p to Shaw Fine Meats

Cows per head: Mosstower £1475.34, Greenknowe £1312.38, Butchercote £1311.24, Headshaw, L £1292.10, Butchercote £1246.56 Cows per kg: Brockholes, Greenknowe 2.07, Mosstower 2.01, Greenknowe 1.79, Headshaw, L 1.77, Burnhouse Mains 1.71, Saughtree 1.63.

Cast Bull: Angelrow £1326.96.

Lambs –  very dear.  Lambs per head: Suffolk £128 The Knock, £124 Symington Mains, £122 Headshaw, L, Huntington, £118 (2) Roundabouts, £116 (2) Huntington, Byrewalls, £115 The Knock, £114.50 Birkenside, £114 Chapelhill, £113 Marvingston, Texel £121.50 (3) Greenhead, £121 Marvingston, Coltcrooks, £120 Stickle Heaton, Thirlestane, £119.50 Birkenside, Byrewalls (3), £117.50 Grahamslaw, Rumbletonrig (2), £117 Grahamslaw, £116 Threepwood, Stickle Heaton, Nether Howden, £115.50 Huntington, £115 Stickle Heaton, Hampshire £108, £104 Marigold, Beltex £107, £106 Redden.

Lambs per kg:   280.8 Huntington, 280.5 Headshaw, L, 278.8 Huntington, 277.5 Lochside, 276.9 Elwartlaw, 275.9 Thirlestane, 273.8 Coltcrooks, 273.1 Huntington, 273 (3) Greenhead, 272.8 Nether Howden, 272.1 Grahamslaw, 271.6 Birkenside, 270.6 Leetside, 269.8 Stickle Heaton, 269.2 Craighouse, 268.6 Huntington, 268.3 Craigsford Mains, 267.9 Coltcrooks, Beltex 275.3 Redden, Suffolk 269.8 (2), 269.2 Huntington,  267.9 Lauder Barns, 265.2 Headshaw.

Hoggs per head: Texel £115, £110, £108 (2) Roundabouts, £106 (2) Blackburn Mill, £104 Roundabouts, £102 Old Melrose, £97 Burnhouse Mains, £95 Roundabouts, Suffolk £112 Roundabouts, £109 Burnhouse Mains, £108 Roundabouts, £105 Bonjedward Mill, £98 (2) Roundabouts, £94 Trowknowes, £93 Bonjedward Mill, Charolais £111, £107, £90 Roundabouts, Greyfaced £108, £97, £95, £90 Roundabouts, Zwarble £108 Roundabouts, Oxford £108 Roundabouts, Half Bred £108, £95 Roundabouts, North Country Cheviot £84.50, £83 Roundabouts.

Hoggs per kg: Texel 220.8 Blackburn Mill, 203.9, 203.8, 201.1 Roundabouts, 195.1 Huntshaw House, 194.9 Halidean Mill, 189.5, 187.2 Roundabouts, 187 Boon, 186.3 Roundabouts, Greyfaced 202.1 Roundabouts, North Country Cheviot 200 Roundabouts, 192, 190, 188.6 Shaws, 181.7 Roundabouts, Zwarble 198.2 Roundabouts, Half Bred 194.6, 186.3 Roundabouts, Suffolk 188.5 Roundabouts, 188.2, 184.9 Trowknowes, 184.1, 177.8 Currie Inn, 176.5 Bonjedward Mill, 176 Roundabouts, Beltex 177.5 Halidean Mill, Blackface 174.4 Lauderhill.

Ewes –  Good show forward, returns increased.  Texel £127 Elmscleugh, £117 Huntshaw House, Roundabouts, £111 Lochside, £103 Elwartlaw, £101 Boon, £97 Elmscleugh, Burnhouse Mains, Blackburn Mill, £93, £89 Boon, £87 Blackburn Mill, £85 Boon, Roundabouts, Main Hill, Suffolk £103 Lochside, Shepherds Cottage, Stobswood, £99 Northfield, £97 Shepherds Cottage, Stobswood, £95 Lochside, £93 Wester Ulston, £85 Yarrow Farmhouse, £81 Currie Inn, Lleyn £93 Trabroun, £81 Ruletownhead, Cheviot Mule £91 Northfield, Greyfaced £89 Yarrow Farmhouse, Hampshire £87 Roundabouts, Half Bred £85 Bonjedward Mill, £81 Haltree, North Country Cheviot £83 Wester Ulston, Northfield, Haltree, £81 Attonburn, Blackface £69 Elmscleugh, £65 Lauderhill

Rams – Bluefaced Leicester £105 Burnhouse Mains, Suffolk £101 Northfield, Blackface £86 (2) Elmscleugh.