St Boswells top at 280p/kg for Limousin steer

Last year’s Farmers Weekly Beef Farmer of the Year Robert Neill keeps on going from strength to strength. Last week’s summer show and sale at St Boswells Mart, saw him take the championship ticket for his 15 month old homebred Limousin cross steer.


The steer from his 300-cow suckler herd at Upper Nisbet weighed 510kg and sold for the day’s top price of 280p/kg, netting £1428, bought by the show’s judge Gordon Newlands from Helliwell Butchers, Selkirk, a regular buying of Robert’s cattle.

Reserve champion ticket went to a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs S and J Allen, Longnewton, weighing 545kg and selling for 190p/kg to Craig Douglas, St Boswells.

Pics from the show and sale will be in Farmers Weekly next Friday on the back page, but here’s a sneak preview………….
Most farmers enjoy tucking into a bacon roll at the market, but looks like this is the secret to Robert’s winning success…I don’t think so!!!!


Something caught the ear and eye of this Angus cross.


Gordon Newlands of Helliwell Butchers, Selkirk had the challenge of finding a winner at the show and sale, he stood by his overall choice by buying the champion steer as well.