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Date: 02 November 2021 | Primestock

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Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

Kirkby Stephen, Faraday Road, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4QL

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of Prime sheep on Tuesday night when 2875 sheep were forward consisting of 2265 prime lambs and 610 cast sheep.

The sale sopped at £169 by two different consignors first for a pair of 52kg Beltex cross lambs which were shown by Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, Richmond and bought by J Birkbeck.

Also making £169 was a 50kg Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park Farm, Dufton which also sold to J Birkbeck on behalf of Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Topping at 383.7p/kg were a pen of 43kg Beltex cross lambs which made £165 also consigned by Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park Farm.

Messrs Lee, Carking Moor Farm also sold a pen of three 52kg cross lambs to make £166 selling to West Scottish Lamb, with another two pens of 49kg lambs from this home selling to make £164.

Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside sold a pair of 59kg Beltex cross lambs to make £164 selling to Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

There seems to be no let up in the sheep trade at all with a further rise being witnessed once again here at Kirkby Stephen and an overall sale average of 261.06p and an SQQ of 265.3p/kg being achieved.

Mule lambs topped at £144 from Messrs Hodgson, Green Farm, Shap which were bought by M Helliwell.

Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton sold a pen of twelve 55kg Mules to make £132.50.

Mules also topped at 252.2p/kg for a pen of twenty six 46kg lambs which made £116 from Messrs Raine & Davidson, Thorney Gale, with another pen of twenty-six 47kg Mule lambs from this home making £118 (251.1p/kg).

A ring full of 50 Mule lambs sold to make £126.50 from Messrs Gowland, Ireshopeburn.

Texel cross Mule lambs sold to 270p/kg for a pen of ten 45kg lambs making £121.50 from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington.

Swaledale lambs topped at £120 for 54kg lambs from Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside, Barnard Castle.

Swaledales also topped at 238.2p/kg for a pen of eighteen 34kg lambs which sold for £81 from Messrs Bainbridge, Dousgill Farm, Richmond.

Light lambs were a flying trade with a pen of 37kg lambs selling for £131.50 (355.4p/kg) from Messrs Lee, Richmond.

A pen of 33kg lambs also sold to make £110.50 (334.8p/kg) from Messrs Martin, Soulby.

Heavy lambs were also as dear as they have been seen with a pen of 55kg lambs making £155 (281.8p/kg) from Messrs Lee, Richmond. Also a pen of 54kg lambs making £155.50 (288p/kg), and a pen of seven 53kg lambs making £156 (294.3p/kg) also from this same home.

Messrs Lawson, Hundith House also sold 54kg Texel cross lambs to £150 (277.8p/kg)

428 Beltex cross lambs sold to average £130.90 & 302p/kg

22 pens and 56 lambs sold between £150-£169

67 pens and 223 lambs sold between £140-£169

122 pens and 462 lambs sold between £130-£169

47 pens and 170 lambs sold between 310-383p/kg.

Cast sheep topped at £160 for a pen of five Texel cross ewes from Messrs Slater, Whiteley Hey Farm, Macclesfield.

All classes of cast sheep were also dearer with many being a good £10-£15 up and many more can be sold well on a weekly basis to extra demand!

Leading Lamb Consignments
No.          Weight    p/kg       Head         From
106  @    47.9kg    308p      £148.67    G W Lee & Sons, Carkin Moor Farm
10    @    51.1kg    287.8p   £148.10    G Sowerby, Terrys Farm
21    @    47.3kg    305.5p   £145.79    MTP & SD Wills, Fawcett Park Farm
21    @    51.3kg    269.2p   £139.19    S & C Gill, Bowes Cross Farm                                     
13    @    43kg      320.9p    £139.00    A & R Wilson, Searchlight Farm
7      @    51kg      266.6p    £137.00    RI Addison, Littlebeck Farm
25    @    48.1kg   277.4p    £134.60    JR & M Richardson, Etherley House
75    @    53kg      251.5p    £134.47    TA Robson & Son, Newstead Grange
41    @    50.2kg   264.5p    £133.91    DJ & S Atkinson, Abbey Park
10    @    47.9kg   275.3p    £132.90    W Hughes & Sons, Dona Close
10    @    50.2kg   261.5p    £132.30    B & S Teasdale & Son, Lynsack Farm
44    @    46.3kg   282.9p    £132.24    I T Bell, Hallbankgate Farm
31    @    45kg      289.8p    £131.45    K Porteous, Bolton Road

Leading Prices –

Spring Lambs –

Price Per Head –

Beltex £169, £166, £164(2),£156(3), £155, £151, £150, £148(2), £147.50, £146(2), £144, £142.50, £142, £140, £131.50 Carkin Moor; £169, £165, £152, £150, £145, £143.50, £140 Fawcett Park Farm; £164, £144.50 Terrys Farm; £150(2), £138 Bowes Cross Farm; £149, £143 Hundith House; £148.50 Barnskew; £148, £138, £135.50 Dona Close; £147.50, £143.50 Fair View; £146.50, £140, £130 Bolton Road; £146, £145, £142.50, £135.50, £131.50 Hallbankgate; £143 Parkside; £141, £138.50, £134.50, £131 Stubsgill Farm; £140, £131 Etherley House; £139.50 Black Syke; £139.50 Abbey Park; £139, £136.50 Castle Hill; £138.50 Row End Farm; £138.50 Ling Cottages; £138 Searchlight Farm;  £134.50 Steeley Farm; £133.50 Ashlea Farm; £131.50, £130 Starrah; £131.50 Argill House; £130 Hawkrigg Farm: Texel £156 Hawkrigg Farm; £155.50, £150, £143, £140 Carkin Moor Farm; £154.50, £143, £140, £138.50, £131.50, £130.50 Newstead Grange; £150 Hundith House; £149, £146, £134.50 Green Farm; £149, £139, £132 Etherley House; £146.50, £142, £134 Abbey Park; £145, £141, £139, £135.50, £130 Bowes Cross Farm; £143.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £142, £131.50 New View Farm; £140, £132 Rosgill Head; £140 Haber; £140 Fawcett Park Farm; £138.50(2) Parkside; £136 Littlebeck Farm; £135.50 Ling Cottages; £135 Swarthymere; £133.50 Shawmore; £133.50 Jardines; £132.50 Steeley Farm; £132.50 Manor House Farm; £131.50 Lynsack Farm; £130 Hollins View; £130 East Todholes; £130 Black Syke: Dutch Texel £148, £135.50 Terrys Farm; £120.50 Trainriggs Farm: Mule £144, £125 Green Farm; £132.50 Hundith House; £132, £116.50 Haber; £126.50 Woodbine House; £126 Stotley Hall Farm; £122 Abbey Park; £119.50 Argill House; £118, £116 Thorney Gale; £118 Starrah; £117.50 Waterhouses; £117 Scarrowmanwick; £116.50 Eastfield Farm: Suffolk £136.50 Green Farm; £136 Etherley House; £130.50 Lynsack Farm; £128, £120 Blacksyke; £127.50, £125.50 Fell View; £127 Bolton Road; £120.50 Dona Close; £120.50 Stoneriggs; £120 Wood Farm: Blue Texel £129 Castle Hill: Charollais £125.50 Shawmire; £115.50(2) Rigby House: Bluefaced Leicester £123.50 Ormathwaite Farm; £118 Ashlea Farm: Swaledale £120, £108, £96.50 Parkside; £104 Ghyll Brow; £100 Scarrowmanwick; £98.50 Manor House Farm: Scotch Blackface £119 Abbey Park; £114 East Todholes: Rough £97 Waterhouses.

Price Per Kilo-

Beltex 383.7p, 338.4p, 338p, 326.1p(2) Fawcett Park Farm; 368.8p Fair View; 359.5p, 355.4p, 340.9p, 339.3p, 334.7p(2), 327.8p, 325p, 324.4p, 321.7p, 320p Carkin Moor; 347.5p Castle Hill; 345.2p, 331.8p Hallbankgate Farm; 341.2p, 334.8p Townend; 337.8p Ling Cottage; 333p Bolton Road; 331.1p Hundith House; 330p Barnskew; 324.4p Stubsgill Farm; 324.4p Abbey Park; 322.1p Row End Farm; 320.9p Searchlight: Dutch Texel 316.7p, 286.9p Trainriggs; 296p Terrys Farm:   Texel 291.9p Windygate; 288.5p Parkside; 288p Carkin Moor; 287.3p, 279.2p Abbey Park(Atkinson); 286.5p Green Farm; 284.9p Galloper Garth; 283p Jardines; 280.7p New View Farm; 280p Narthwaite; 278.6p Steeley Farm; 277.8p Hundith House; 276.7p Hawkrigg Farm; 276.3p Black Syke; 276p Man or House Farm; 274.5p Fawcett Park Farm; 274.5p Hallbankgate Farm; 274.4p Abbey Farm (Weighell): Blue Texel 288.8p, 273.3p Gracies Farm; 287.8p Castle Hill: Suffolk 272.7p Black Syke; 264.6p Bolton Road; 257.5p Green Farm; 256.5p Wood Farm; 255.9p Lynsack Farm; 251.9p Etherley House; 251p, 250p Fell View: Mule 252.2p, 251.1p Thorney Gale; 251.1p Ascot House; 251.1p Starrah; 251.1p East Todholes; 250p Green Farm; 248.9p Dousgill Farm; 247.9p Eastfield Farm; 247.9p Haber: Charollais 251.1p(2) Rigby House: Scotch Blackface 247.9p Abbey Park; 236.4p East Todholes: Bluefaced Leicester 242.2p Ormathwaite Farm: Swaledale 238.2p(2) Dousgill; 229.8p, 222.4p 220.4p Parkside; 223.9p Manor House Farm: Rough 206.4p Waterhouse

Cast Ewes –

Texel £160, £140(3) Whiteley Hey Farm; £154, £153.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £150, £132 Parkside; £144.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £140 Brackenslack; £138.50, £132.50 Etherley House; £130 Searchlight Farm: Charollais £140 Decklyn: Bluefaced Leicester £136.50 Stotley Hall Farm; £116.50 Elm Pot; Beltex £127.50 Whiteley Hey Farm; £120 Brackenslack(Seymour): Suffolk £124, £113 Hallbankgate Farm: Cheviot £101.50 Hallbankgate Farm: Mule £95.50 Fell View Farm; £95 Hallbankgate Farm; £90(2) Searchlight: Zwartble £89.50 Gracies Farm: Lleyn £84.50 Gracies Farm: Swaledale £72 Parkside; £70 Blades Field Farm; £65.50 Mill Street; £64.50 High Blackton; £63.50 Yore House; £62.50 Manor House Farm: Herdwick £63.50 Park House Farm.

Cast Rams

Texel £160 Stotley Hall Farm; £130 Carkin Moor Farm: Beltex £120 Trainriggs Farm: Swaledale £80 Elm Pot; £75.50 Woodbine House.