St Boswells Primestock Sale

8th January 2018

At St Boswells on Monday 8th January Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep where they sold 49 Clean Cattle, 67 Cast Cows, 1418 Hoggs and 545 Ewes

Bullocks (14) averaged 223p per kg and sold to 248p (+3.0p on the week)
Heifers (33) averaged 216p per kg and sold to 250p (n/c on the week)
2 Young Bulls averaged 193p/per kg and sold to 222p (n/c on the week)
67 Cast Cows averaged 142p per kg and sold to 175p (+3.0p on the week) Top Price £1450
1418 Hoggs averaged 183.5p per kg (+10.0p on the week) and sold to £102.50, top price 242.7p per kg for Beltex Lambs.
Ewes averaged £59 and sold to £139 for Texel Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £76, light ewes sold to £83 for Cheviot ewes and averaged £39.

Clean Cattle per head: Longnewton £1453.60, Kedzlie £1450.92, Longnewton £1443.24, Lenoxlove £1430.16, Shidlaw £1386, £1376.40, Longnewton £1368.88, Wester Ulston £1366.56, Smailholm Mains £1361.88, Lennoxlove £1339.20, Lennoxlove £1338.74

Clean Cattle per kilo: Wester Ulston 250p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, Lennoxlove 248p Shaw Fine Meats, Lennoxlove 247p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Penston 243p Charles Wilson Limited, Sourhope 243p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, 241p J & J Mather, Wester Ulston 241p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Longnewton 241p W.T.S Forsyth & Sons, Smailholm Mains 240p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Penston 239p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Sourhope 238p Michael Malone of Edinburgh

Young Bulls: Wolfstar £1518.14, Kedzlie £1434.12 (222p per kg)

Cast Cows per head: Kersknowe £1450.08, Upper Nisbet £1446.28, Kersknowe £1422.42, Honeyburn £1341, Hexpath £1317.12, Kersknowe £1314.18, Huntington £1313.78, Ramrig £1291.32

Cast Cows per kilo: Corsbie 175p Upper Nisbet, Huntington, Kedzlie 173p, Roxburgh Mains 171p, Huntington 169p, Ramrig, Huntington 167p

Lambs a touch sharper, inline nationally. Highlight from the lamb section was a tremendous pen of 9 Beltex lambs which were 41kgs £99.50 (242.7p) from Messrs Dagg Craighouse

Lambs per head: Texel: £102.50 Huntington, £100 Crookston, The Lee, £98 Chesters Brae, Lower Ashtrees, £97 Haltree, Craighouse, £95.50 Muircleugh, Woodhouse, £95 Huntington, £94 Adderstonshiels, St Leonards, Belmont, £93.50 Corsbie, £92.50 Lylestane, £91 Kedzlie, £90.50 (2) Huntington, Main Street, Oxton, £90 Main Street, Oxton, Suffolk: £102 West Mains, Lauder, £100 (2) Headshaw, Lauder, £94.50 St Dunstan, Belmont, £91 Adderstonshiels, £89 Haltree, Headshaw, Lauder, £88 Haltree, Beltex: £100 (2) Crookston, £99.50 Craighouse, £93, £92 Crookston, £90 Lylestane, Charollais: £98 West Mains, Lauder, North Country Cheviot: £95 Earlston Road, Stow, £89 Haltree, Adderstonshiels, £88.50 Traprain, £86 Lylestane, £85.50 Traprain, Half Bred: £87.50 Headshaw, Lauder, £85 Adderstonshiels, Greyfaced: £87 The Lee, £82.50 Longcroft, Lleyn: £86 Cocklaw, Blackfaced: £81 Stoneypath, Cheviot Mule: £81 Saughtree, Bluefaced Leicester: £80.50 Longcroft, £80 Burnhead

Lambs per kilo: Beltex: 242.7p Craighouse, 238.1p, 232.5p Crookston, 216.6p, 216.3p Lylestane, 208.6p Craighouse, 197.8p, 188.7p Crookston, Texel: 225p St Leonards, 216.1p St Leonards, 211.6p Kedzlie, 211.3p Belmont, 209.5p Kedzlie, 207.8p Corsbie, 207.4p Applecross, 206.9p, 205.7p Main Street, Oxton, Huntington, 204.8p Muircleugh, 204.7p Craighouse, 203.7p Fairnilee, 200p St Leonards, Lylestane, Lower Ashtrees, 198.8p Fairnilee, 196p Lower Ashtrees, 195.3p Currie Inn, 193.3p Craighouse, North Country Cheviot: 191p Haltree, 188.5p Traprain, 186.5p Haltree, Suffolk: 190.6p Belmont, 188.7p Headshaw, Lauder, 187.2p Haltree, 185.4p Venchen, Cheviot Mule: 185.7p Fairnilee, 185.4p Lylestane, Greyfaced: 177.4p Fairnilee, 175.5p Longcroft

Ewes – similar trade on the week.  Top price of £139 for a pen of superb pure Texel Ewes from Messrs Connell, Wantonwalls

Ewes:  Texel: £139, £123 Wantonwalls, £113 Craigsford Mains, £100 Grahamslaw, £95 Redden, £93 Headshaw, Lauder, £87 Greenburn, Lylestane, North Synton, £85 Ratcliffe Terrace, Suffolk: £103 Craigsford Mains, £93 Ecclaw, £91 Broadlaw, Ratcliffe Terrace, £89 Headshaw, Lauder, Craigsford Mains, £87 Northfield St Abbs, £83 Aikeyside, Beltex: £97 (2) Craigsford Mains, Zwarble: £85 Eildon Mains, Lleyn: £83 Cocklaw, Bluefaced Leicester: £83 Burnhead, North Country Cheviot: £83 Lylestane, £79 (2) North Synton, £77 Thorlieshope, Half Bred: £83 Ecclaw, Greyfaced: £82 Craigsford Mains, £75 North Synton, Ecclaw, £73 Woodhouse, Cheviot Mule: £73 Ruletownhead, £71 Bogend, Blackfaced: £55 Burncastle, £49 Aikeyside, Burncastle, £45 The Lee, Burncastle

Rams: Suffolk: £101 Brockhouse, Lleyn: £97 Northfield, St Abbs, Texel: £91 Bogend,