Livestock

ST BOSWELLS

Thursday, 10th March 2016, 3:00 pm

February 29

At St Boswells on Monday 29th February Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Primestock sale of cattle and sheep.

Sold 81 clean cattle, 46 Beef Cows, 1690 Hoggs and 641 Ewes.

Bullocks (23) averaged 199.6p per kg and sold to 234p (-0.9p on week). Heifers (58) averaged 204p per kg and sold to 237p (-7p on the week).

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42 Beef type Cows averaged 116.3p per kg and sold to 183p (-1.9p on the week). 4 Dairy type OTM cattle averaged 90p per kg and sold to 93p (n/c on the week).

1690 Hoggs averaged 188.8p per kg (+5.3p on the week) £84.95 per head and sold to £112, top price 211.3p per kg for Texel.

641 Ewes averaged £65.20, and sold to £112 for Suffolk Heavy ewes averaged £70.24, light ewes sold to £88 for Cheviot and averaged £56.63.

Principal Prices per Head: Seggarsdean £1438.40, Bee Edge £1407.78, Longnewton £1389.44, Setonhill £1384.16, Bee Edge £1372.14 and £1361.60.

Cows per head: Wester Middleton £1151.30, Stobswood £1135, Whitburgh £1112.64, Upper Samieston £1081.92, Mosstower £1073.10, Thirlestane £1055.44.

Cows per kg: Whitburgh 183, Thirlestane 167, Mosstower 147, Wester Middleton 145, Thirlestane 141 and 131.

Hoggs – Numbers similar on the week, with returns higher, in line with national averages. Flesh still needed (SQQ 195p) Hoggs per head: Texel £112 Wester Ulston, £105 Lurdenlaw, £103 Wester Deans, £100 Lurdenlaw and North Synton, £96 Crookston, £95.50 Southfield, Suffolk £105 Lurdenlaw, £101.50 Boghall, £100 Lurdenlaw, £99 Bonjedward Mill, £98.50 (2) Boghall, £98 Bonjedward Mill, £97 (2) Boghall, £96.50 Headshaw & Bonjedward Mill, Cheviot £97.50 Gospelhall, £97 Nisbet Mill, £93 North Synton, £91 Attonburn, £90 Gilmanscleuch, £88.50 Headshaw, Cheviot Mule £93.50 Standhill, £85 Lylestane, Zwartble £92 White Cottage, Beltex £90 (2), £87 and £84.50 Crookston, Blackface £82.50 Aikeyside, Mule £79 Threepwood, Hoggs per kg: Beltex 211.3 Crookston, 207.5 Lylestane, 204.7 and 202.7 Crookston, Texel 211.3 Dunslaw, 208.9 Lylestane, 208 Kedzlie, 203.8 Wester Ulston, 202.4 The Knock, 201.1 Lylestane, 200 Chesters Brae and Dunslaw, 198.8 Bowshiel and Bedrule, 197.7 The Knock and Swinnie. Cheviot 202.4 and 201.2 Wester Ulston, 201.1 Headshaw, 197.7 The Knock and Saughtree, 197.6 Dunslaw, 196.3 Southfield, Cheviot Mule 193 Dunslaw, Mule 188 Threepwood, Blackface 179.3 Aikeyside.

Ewes – Good numbers forward, with limited flesh available, similar trade achieved. Suffolk £112 Woodside, £100 Cosbie, £91 Lyne, £90 and £87 Bowland, Texel £101 Wester Ulston, £87 Lanton Cragg and Wester Deans (2), £85 Stouslie, Beltex £101 Bedrule, £100 Wester Deans, £80 Ruecastle, Cheviot £88 Gilston, £87 Lylestane, £78 (2) and £77 Woodside, Mule £82 Wester Deans and Stobswood, £81 and £80 Wester Deans, £79 Reidhaven Estate and Bowland, £78 Hillhouse, Cheviot Mule £81 Ruletownhead, £79 Gilmanscleuch, Easycare £68 Pilmuir, £67 Hillhouse, £65 Wester Deans, Blackface £65 and £64 Roxburgh Mill, £61 Outer Huntly, £57 Burncastle, Cademuir and Wester Deans, Shetland £33 Camptoun Holdings.

Rams: Bluefaced Leicester £100 Ettrickshaws, £80 Stobswood and Wester Ulston.