Livestock

St Boswells

February 8

Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep.

Sold 96 clean cattle, 83 Beef Cows, 1044 Hoggs and 725 Ewes. Bullocks (26) averaged 208.1p per kg and sold to 243p (+6.1p on the week). Heifers (68) averaged 208.1p per kg and sold to 247p (-0.4p on the week). Two Y Bulls averaged 140p per kg and sold to 147p (n/c on the week). 75 Beef type Cows averaged 119.6p per kg and sold to 175p (+0.3p on the week). Eight Dairy type OTM cattle averaged 87.2p per kg and sold to 101 (n/c on the week). 1044 Hoggs averaged 190.45p per kg (+14p on the week) £82 per head and sold to £106, top price 234.7p per kg for Beltex.

Ewes averaged £67.42, and sold to £96 for Texel. Heavy ewes averaged £73.71, Light ewes sold to £80 for Cheviot and averaged £57.46.

Principal Prices per head: Lennoxlove £1407.40, Longnewton £1399.56, Wester Ulston £1375.38, Bee Edge £1375.36, £1372.50 and £1368.

Principal Prices per kg: Snawdon 2.47 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 2.43 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Snawdon 2.40 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Thirlestane 2.39 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Inland Pastures 2.38 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Inland Pastures 2.35 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Saltoun Home Farm 2.35 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Lennoxlove 2.31 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Nisbet 2.30 M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd, Dunslaw 2.28 J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Upper Nisbet 2.28 Shaws of Lauder, Lennoxlove 2.27 Denholm Meat Supplies.

Cows per head: £1479.60 Mosstower, £1296.84 Langtonlees, £1231.86 Fowberry Moor, £1217.66 Grahamslaw, £1175.30 Preston, Cows per kg: Whitburgh 1.69, Inland Pastures 1.67 and 1.61, Fowberry Moor 1.61, Mosstower, Fowberry Moor and Inland Pastures 1.51.

Hoggs: Less numbers on the week, resulting in increased demand and trade. Hoggs per head: Texel £106 Fishwick, £103 Southfield Farm (two), £102 Fishwick, £100 Crookston, Corsbie, Cortleferry, North Synton and Shoestanes, £98 North Synton, Suffolk £105 Cortleferry and Bonjedward Mill, £100 Hundalee, £94 Stoneypath, £93 Berryhill, £92 Hundalee, £91 Traprain, Cheviot £88.50 Gilston (two), £87 Gilston (two), £86 Wester Ulston Sheep, £86 Gilmanscleuch and North Synton, £84 Upper Chatto, Beltex £88 Crookston (two), £87.50 and £87 Craighouse, £86 Hutlerburn, £79 Threepwood, £78 Stobshiel Mains, Mule £85.50, £84.50 (two) Burncastle, £84 Hundalee and Stoneypath, £83 Stoneypath, £80 Corsbie, Cheviot Mule £85 Shoestanes, £79.50 Gilston, £79 Shoestanes, Hill Cheviot £85 Thorlieshope, Charolais £85 Hundalee, Blackface £80, £74 and £73 Upper Chatto, Halfbred £80 New Blainslie, £78.50 Stobshiel Mains.

Hoggs per kg: Beltex 234.7 and 222.9 Crookston, 218.8, 212.2 and 211.1 Craighouse, 209.5 Crookston, 205.9 Craighouse, Texel 217.4 Crookston, 215.9 Corbie, 214.8 Traprain, 212.8 Shoestanes, 208.8 Corsbie,207 Berryhill, 206.3 Borthwickshiels, 205.2 Lower Ashtrees and Borthwickshiels, 205.1 Colmslie, 204.9 Threepwood, 203.8 Borthwickshiels, 203.6 Gilston, Cheviot 206.3 and 202.6 Traprain, 198.9 Wester Ulston Sheep, Suffolk 204.3 Stoneypath, 203.6 Swinnie, 202.5 Wester Middleton, 202.4 Corsbie, 202.3 Gilston, 201.4 Blackburn, 200 Stoneyoath (two), New Blainslie, Mule 197.3 Craighouse, 195 Upper Chatto, 193 Stoneypath, 192.7 Burncastle, Blackface 195.1, 192.1 and 164.4 Upper Chatto, Cheviot Mule 189.3 Gilston.

Ewes: More numbers, with a strong show of ewes forward to achieve high returns. Texel £100 Threeburnford, £96 Currie Inn, £94 Langtonlees, New Blainslie and Gilmanscleugh (two), £90 Ashcraig, £87 Henderson Gardens and Shoestanes, £86 Blackburn, New Blainslie and Langtonlees, Suffolk £93 and £91 Shoestanes, £90 Currie Inn, £85 Colsmlie, £81 Venchen and Cortleferry, £80 Walterstead Farm Cott. and Bedrule, Halfbred £83 Smailholm Mains, £81 Bonjedward Mill, Cheviot £80 Shoestanes, £77 Northfield Farm, £74 Shoestanes, £73 Northfield Farm, £71 Branxholme Braes, Cheviot Mule £80 Langtonlees and £79 Halidean Mill, £77 Wormiston, £73 Benson Wemyss, £75 Venchen (two), £74 Baillieknowe, £73 Stouslie, Threeburnford, New Blainslie and Kedzlie, £72 Benson Wemyss and £70 Cortleferry, Beltex £70 Threeburnford, Blackface £68 Elmscleugh, £67 Wormiston, £65 Threeburnford, £63 Outer Huntly, £62 Cortleferry, £61 Ettrickshaws and Outer Huntly, £60 Ashcraig, Kerry Hill £67 Outer Huntly.