St Boswells Sale of Gimmers & Stock Ewes

4th September 2019

Harrison and Hetherington held their Annual Sale of Gimmers and Stock Ewes. The sale kindly sponsored by the Farmers Guardian.

Half Bred Gimmers:              £182, £178 (2), £175, £174 Mains of Auchleuchries, £170 Headshaw, L
Cheviot Gimmers:                £177.50 Humbleheugh
Mule Gimmers:                      £165, £152 Branton Eastside, £162, £152 Headshaw, L, £160, £158 £152 (2) Milrighall, £158 Kaeside, £155 Crailing Nook
Texel Gimmers:                    £148 Roxburgh Mill, £148, £147 Drinkstone, £140 SouthDissington
Suffolk Gimmers:                 £136 Drinkstone
Cheviot Mule Gimmers:       £131 South Dissington, £130 Bridgehouse, B

Stock Ewes:

Eden Brook Reduction

Suffolk.x          4 crop            £115

3 crop            £122, £130

 2 crop            £112

Gimmers       £130

Texel               4 crop            £100

2 crop            £110

1 crop            £110

 Gimmers       £105

East Middle Dispersal

Lleyn.x            4/5 crop         £  70

3 crop            £  89

2 crop            £  96, £95

1 crop            £  99, £88

Gimmers       £  86, £85

Scotch Half Bred Gimmers – Average £172

A tremendous show of Scotch Half Bred Gimmers were presented in the usual form, from the usual Vendors.  Judging was easily handled by Mr M.French, Cathpair who awarded the red rosette to Headshaw, Lauder from Mr Hamish Anderson

1st        Headshaw, L                           £170
2nd        Mains of Auchleuchries          £182
3rd        Mains of Auchleuchries          £178

Scotch Mule Gimmers – Average £145

A superb show of Scotch Mule Gimmers was presented to a packed ringside of buyers.  The job of judging was expertly conducted by Mr Craig Goldie, Skipmyre, who awarded his first prize pen to Branton Eastside from Mr R.Telford

1st        Branton Eastside                     £165
2nd        Kaeside                                   £158
3rd        Crailing Nook                          £155

Texel and Suffolk.x Gimmers – Average £135

A smaller entry than usual, but with plenty of quality types forward.  Judging precisely completed by Mr W.Hall, New Blainslie, who seletcted Roxburgh Mill’s pen from Mr R.Bell

1st        Roxburgh Mill                          £148
2nd        Drinkstone                               £148
3rd        Drinkstone                               £147

THURSDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2019

PRINCIPAL SALE OF EWE LAMBS AND FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF FEEDING LAMBS

At the second day of the St Boswells Mart Breeding Sales, Harrison & Hetherington held their Annual Ewe Lamb Sale, followed by Feeding Lambs, the sale kindly sponsored by the Farmers Guardian.

Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs – Avge; £126 (+£15)

With an outstanding show of Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs on offer the sale was met by the trade of the season leaving vendors delighted.  A lot more could have been sold to meet the demand!  The show was carefully completed at the hands of Mr. W. Pate, Mossilee who went on to buy his first prize pen at £150 off Burncastle, Lauder.

1st  Burncastle             £150
2nd Easter Dawyck     £142
3rd Tinnis                     £140

Scotch Half Bred Ewe Lambs – Avge; £109 (-£10)

With regular consignors bringing forward the usual high quality Scotch Half Bred Ewe Lambs at St Boswells, judge Mr P Stott of Elilaw had no problems selecting his pens placing Stobshiel Mains first which realised £148.

1st  Stobshiel Mains    £148
2nd   Earlside Whitehill   £128
3rd  Tinnis                      £130

Suffolf Half Bred Ewe Lambs – Avge; £112 (N/C)

Power and style was in abundance in the Suffolk Half Bred Ewe Lamb section, with the task of judging tackled by Mr R. Battersby, Lincs. who purchased his chosen pen at £135 from Messrs. Pate, Marvingston.

1st  Marvingston          £135
2nd  Nesbit                   £135
3rd  Blackhill, C            £110

Suffolk Mule Ewe Lambs  –  Avge; £101 (+£9)

Mr Battersby was also on hand to judge the Suffolk Mule Ewe Lambs, placing Branton Eastside first.

1st  Branton Eastside   £118
2nd  Branton Eastside  £108
3rd  Blegbie                  £112

Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs – £150, £145, £140 Burncastle. £142 Easter Dawyck. £140, £138 Tinnis. £140(2) Tollishill.  £132, £130 Longcroft.
Scotch Half Bred Ewe Lambs – £148, £135, £118 Stobshiel Mains.  £128, £122 Earlside Whitehill.  £130, £120 High Moat.
Suffolk Half Bred Ewe Lambs – £135, £122, £120, £118 Nesbit. £135, £125 Marvingston. £112 Easter Middleton.
Suffolk Mule Ewe Lambs – £118, £108 Branton Eastside. £112, £105 Blegbie.
Cheviot Ewe Lambs – £158, £152 Humbleheugh.  £135, £130 (2) Wardshill.
Texel ewe Lambs –  £106 Philiphaugh. £98 Wester ulston.
Cheviot Ewe Lambs – £96 Linbriggs. £92 Philiphaugh.

Store Sheep – 1400

There was a mixed show of store lambs forward with many buyers present.
Beltex – £67 (2) Threeburnford
Texel – £63.50 Highfield Farming, £63 Hawksnest, £62.50 Woolaw, £62 East Middle.
Suffx – £62 ruletownhead, £62 Hawksnest, £60.50 Highfield Farming.
NCC – £61.50 Birneyknowe, £58, £56 Yetholm Mains, £56 Dunshiel.
BF – £50 The Yett.