Ringside at St Boswells Livestock Centre

Ringside at: St Boswells Livestock Centre, Roxburghshire.

A larger entry of 1,463 spring lambs, 656 ewes and 111 clean cattle met a tremendous trade at Monday’s (9 July) sale. Lambs sold to a top price of 230p/kg, with the average up 2.2p on the week, to 188.3p/kg. Those falling in the 38-41kg bracket levelled at 190p/kg. Ewes went to £115 for a Texel cross, and averaged £76.26, while rams sold to £139/head.

Trade in clean cattle was slightly down, with bullocks averaging 202.4p/kg – a 3.6p decrease on the week. Heifers prices dropped by 5.2p to average 200p/kg, while young bulls saw no change at 178p/kg. Top price for the day was £1,586.50, with bulls reaching £1,712.

Over-30-month beef-type cattle averaged 145.3p/kg, unchanged on the week.

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