St Boswells Primestock sale

St Boswells sold 183 clean cattle, 105 OTM cattle, 1000 ewes and 4163 prime lambs. Top price bullock was from Robert Neill, Upper Nisbet at 207p and sold to Denholm Meats. The 87 forward averaged 178.8p a kg, -3.8p on the week and sold to 207p. Gross £1221 Upper Nisbet.


Heifers topped at 202p from Backmuir and sold to M/s Cropper. The 87 heifers averaged 174.2p a kg, this was up 3.3p on the week and sold to 2.02p. Nine young bulls averaged 146p a kg, this was minus 19p on the week and sold to 172p.


98 OTM beef types averaged 110.3p/kg and sold to 1577. And 7 dairy type OTM averaged 86.5p/kg and sold to 96p.


On the lamb front, prime lambs sold to £69 for Suffolks from J and G Sinclair, Crookston, Heriot and 152.3p/kg for Texels from Stuart McCormack, Stow. Cast ewes and rams sold to £70 for Texels from Neil Harvey, Blackadder Mains.


The 1000 ewes forward averaged £27.92 and sold to £70. The 4163 prime lambs averaged 127p/kg and sold to 152.3p, £69 this was minus 2.2p on the week.