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Livestock

St Boswells

May 12

At their fortnightly sale of store cattle and ewes with lambs, Harrison and Hetherington has seen a fabulous show of cattle forward, with 207 gracing the ring.

Top call of the day went to M/s Davies, North Synton, with a fabulous pen of Charolais bullocks at £1150. Top pence per kilo went to M/s Warden, Skelfhill with a pen of superb Charolais bullocks at 254.4p.

The 231 ewes with lambs easily upheld recent rates.

Ewes with lambs: Suffolk cross hoggs with singles £152 Wester Ulston. Texel cross ewes with twins £162 Ruletownhead. Suffolk cross ewes with twins £160 Hawksnest. Lleyn ewes with twins £158 Mervinslaw. Charolais cross ewes with twins £155 Hallrule Mill. Texel cross ewes with singles £130 Hawksnest. Suffolk cross ewes with singles £120 Hawksnest. Blackface ewes with twins £112 Outer Huntly. Blackface ewes with singles £98 Outer Huntly.

Bullocks per head: Charolais £1150, £1090 North Synton, £1005, £970, £965 Adderstonshiels. Aberdeen Angus £1105 Harwood on Teviot, £1060 Stouslie, Broomiebank, £1035 Harwood on Teviot, £1030 Stouslie. Limousin £1080 Papple, £1060 Broomiebank, £1055, £1000, £980 Papple. Simmental £1050 (two), £1025, £1000, £960 Papple. Belgium Blue £990, £945 Harwood on Teviot. Bazadaise £960 Papple.

Bullocks per kilo: Charolais 254.4 Skelfhill, 227.8 Falnash, 21.6 East Buccleuch, 219.3 Adderstonshiels, 218 North Synton, Adderstonshiels. Simmental 253.2, 250, 243.7 Hyndhope, 229.6 Skelfhill, 221.6 Eildon Mains. Limousin 247.8 The Lee, 228.6 Chapelhill, 227.4 Papple, 221.9 Skelfhill, 219.2 Gattonside Mains, 217.1 Papple. Aberdeen Angus 222.2, 220.8 Broomiebank, 216.5 Threeburnford, 208.5, 202.9 Harwood on Teviot. Belgium Blue 212.4, 208.4 Harwood on Teviot.

Bullocks averaged 216.15p per kilo (£895.05 per head).

Heifers per head: Charolais £955 North Synton, £830, £810 Mossilee. Aberdeen Angus £915 Broomiebank. Limousin £900 Upper Hindhope, £890 Saughland, £885 Broomiebank, £860 Saughland, £800 The Lee. Simmental £880 New Smailholm, £830, £800 Eildon Mains, £740 Hyndhope. Belgium Blue £640 Upper Hindhope.

Heifers per kilo: Limousin 237.5 Skelfhill, 231.2, 226.3 Saughland, 223.9 Gattonside Mains, 219.7 The Lee, 214.3 Upper Hindhope. Simmental 237.5 Skelfhill, 205.6, 202.9 Hyndhope, 201.4 Skelfhill. Aberdeen Angus 218.8 Falnash, 198.9 Broomiebank. Charolais 215.6 Mossilee, 214.9 Skelfhill, 213.9, 209.5, 206.3 Falnash, 201.4 Skelfhill. Belgium Blue 209.8 Upper Hindhope.

Heifers averaged 202.23p per kilo (£733.16 per head).

May 16

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

Sold 65 clean cattle, 64 beef cows, 204 spring lambs, 526 hoggs and 304 ewes.

Bullocks (15) averaged 207.3p per kg and sold to 236p (+10p on the week). Heifers (48) averaged 205.3p per kg and sold to 244p (+4.1p on the week). Two Y Bulls averaged 211p per kg and sold to 218p (n/c on the week). 64 beef type cows averaged 129.3p per kg and sold to 177p (+5.3p on the week). 204 spring lambs averaged 201.5p per kg (-18p on the week) £96 per head and sold to £111, top price 232p per kg for Beltex. 526 hoggs averaged 171p per kg (-6p on the week) £77 per head and sold to £98, top price 207p per kg for Cheviot. 304 ewes averaged £62, and sold to £124 for Texel. Heavy ewes averaged £77, light ewes sold to £75 for Cheviot and averaged £51.

Principal Prices per Head: Bee Edge £1459.12, Shidlaw £1445.98, Bee Edge £1426.74, £1425.60, £1420.72, Longnewton £1327.70. Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.44, 2.40 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Bee Edge 2.37 Hugh Black & Sons, Bee Edge 2.36 Denholm Meat Supplies, Mosstower 2.34 Shaws of Lauder, Pathhead 2.30 Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Phantassie 2.29 J.F Finlay & Co, Phantassie 2.28 WTS Forsyth & Sons, Bee Edge 2.26 Shaws of Lauder, JA Water & Sons.

Cows per head: Coxydene £1635.76, Honeyburn £1174.12, Cammerlaws £1147.16. Huntington £1117.92, Honeyburn £1115.18, Middlethird £1109.70. Cows per kg: Symington Mains 1.77, Glenrath Farms 1.65, 1.63, Wester Middleton, Woodhouse 1.55, Fowberry Moor 1.51.

Lambs – More numbers forward, slightly easier on the week. Lambs per head: Texel £111, £109, £105 North Mains, £102 Thornington, £100 Blackshiels, £99 Lochside, £97.50 Thornington, £96 Lochside, £110 The Lee, £110, £108, £106, £105, £104, £103 (2), £102 North Mains, Beltex £93 Sydenham. Lambs per kg: Beltex 232.5 Sydenham, Texel 228.3 North Mains, 225.9, 217.6 Lochside, 217.4 Blackshiels, 210.3 Penston, 209.4 Sydenham, 207.4 Thornington, Suffolk 220 North Mains, 219.6, 215.7 The Lee, 212, 210.2, 208.6, 208.3 North Mains.

Hoggs – Mixed end of season show. Fleshed hoggs still achieving high returns. Hoggs per head: Texel £98 Sydenham, £96 Hyndsidehill, £95 Fairnielaw, £94, £90, £88 Legerwood, £90 Sydenham, £88 Earlston Mains, Suffolk £96 Bonjedward Mill, Bedrule, £94 West Moneylaws, £93 Boghall, Bonjedward Mill, £92 West Moneylaws, Boghall, Bluefaced Leicester £90, £93 Burnhouse Mains, Cheviot £89, £88 Boghall, £86 Bedrule, Boghall, £83 Shepherds Cottage. Hoggs per kg: Cheviot 207, 202.3, 181.1 Boghall, 178.3 Wester Ulston, Texel 203.8 Legerwood, 190.1 Bedrule, 182.5, 176.5, 172.5 Legerwood, Suffolk 190.9 Boghall, 186 Dunslaw, 178.8 Bonjedward Mill, 172.5 Dunslaw.

Ewes – Similar show forward, with overly fat ewes hard to cash. Texel £124, £106 Sydenham, £88 Huntington, £87 Bedrule £85 Blegbie, £83 Sydenham, Bonjedward Mill £83, £81 Bedrule, Suffolk £90 Huntington, £89 Sydenham, £85 West Moneylaws, £85 Lochside, Hyndsidehill, £83 Stobshiel Mains, £80 Huntington, Bedrule, Charolais £89 Ladyflat, Halfbred £87 West Moneylaws, £70 Bonjedward Mill, Lleyn £79 Upper Samieston, £73 Whitriggs, Cheviot £75 Wester Ulston, Stobshiel, £71 Stobshiel, Mule £75 Berryhill, £73 The Lee, £71 Nether Kidston, £70 Hyndsidehill, Blackface £65 The Lee, £63 Inchkeith.