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Date: 23 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 an entry of 3,738 sheep were forward, consisting of 2,847 prime lambs, 634 cast sheep and 257 store lambs.

Topping the sale at £175 was a 57kg Dutch Texel cross lamb from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was bought by Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Topping at 397.6p/kg were a pen of eight 42kg Beltex cross lambs which made £167 from Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, Richmond. The consignment of 251 fantastic lambs from Carkin Moor Farm sold to average a whopping £151.52 and 310.3p/kg.

Messrs Platt, Cheshire sold their consignment of 60 wonderful lambs to average an unbelievable £156.25 and 350.3p/kg for 44.6kg.

Messrs Sowerby also sold Dutch Texel cross lambs to make £169 selling to Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm sold a further eight pens of lambs to make between £160-£167 with a pen of 39kg making £154 (394.9p/kg) a pen of four 44kg making £166 (377.3p/kg) and a pen of ten 44kg making £162.50 (369.3p/kg)

 Messrs Platt, Cheshire sold a pen of thirty-seven 44kg Beltex cross lambs to make £158.50 (360.2p/kg)

Messrs Wynne, Derbyshire sold a pen of fifteen 37kg Beltex cross lambs to make £134.50 (363.5p/kg)

Texel cross lambs topped on two different occasions at £160 firstly for a pair of 52kg lambs from Messrs Atkinson, Abbey Park, Bleatarn, and then also making £160 were 58kg lambs from S. Sowerby, Terrys Farm.

Mule lambs topped at £133.50 for a pen of ten from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton.

Mule lambs also topped at 272.8p/kg for a pen of twenty-one 46kg lambs which made £125.50 from Messrs Hayton, Asby Grange, Great Asby.

Messrs Raine & Davidson, Thorney Gale sold a pen of thirty-two Mule lambs weighing 46kg to make £124.50 (270.7p/kg)

Another wonderful SQQ average of 285.5p/kg and overall sale average of 280.9p/kg (£124.95 per head) for 2847 lambs which included over 800 Mule and horned lambs forward.

10 pens of lambs sold in excess of £160

45 pens and 230 lambs sold between £150-£175

90 pens and 401 lambs sold between £140-£175

21 pens and 145 lambs sold between 350-397p/kg

48 pens and 346 lambs sold between 320-397p/kg

692 Beltex cross lambs sold to average £138.97 and 320p/kg.

Heavy lambs were a strong trade once again with Messrs Harrison, Wickerfield selling a pen of five 52kg Texel cross lambs to make £152.50 (293.3p/kg)

Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm sold a pen of twelve 50kg Texel cross lambs to make £146 (292p/kg) with a pen of 54kg lambs selling for £156 (288.9p/kg) also from this home.

Cast sheep topped at £206.50 for a cast Texel ram from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm.

Cast Texel rams sold to average £154.38.

Beltex cast rams sold to £186.50 from Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm.

Horned ewes sold to £94.50 for a pen of Rough Fells from Messrs Capstick, High Lane.

Swaledale ewes topped at £86 for a pen of twenty from Messrs Skelton, Low House, Maryport. With another pen of sixteen selling for £82 also from this home.

Messrs Skelton also sold a pen of Blackfaced ewes to make £86.50, and hill cheviots to £120.

All classes of ewes and rams were dearer once again and many more are required here at Kirkby Stephen on a weekly basis to fulfil extreme demand!

Leading Lamb Consignments
No.           Weight    p/kg       Head         From
60    @    44.6kg    350.3p    £156.25    GW&MA Platt, Far Whittles Farm
251  @    48.8kg    310.3p    £151.52    GW Lee & Sons, Carkin Moor Farm
7      @    51.8kg    287.1p    £148.93    LC & D Wearmouth, Parkside
10    @    54.2kg    268.8p    £145.70    P & SA Nelson, Rosgill Head
14    @    49.5kg    288.1p    £142.86    J Harrison, Wickerfield
9      @    46.1kg    303.2p    £139.83    DJ & S Atkinson, Abbey Park
21    @    44.6kg    313p       £139.83    B Maughan, Woodfoot
10    @    48kg       286.4p    £137.50    B & S Teasdale & Son, Lynsack Farm
12    @    42.5kg    322.5p    £137.33    MTP& SD Wills Fawcett, Park Farm
13    @    52kg       261.6p    £136.27    FMR Gibson & Son, Easterbeck House
8      @    44.2kg    305p       £135.00    G & H Deighton, Orchard Farm

Leading Prices –

Spring Lambs –

Price Per Head –  Dutch Texel £175, £169 Terrys Farm: Beltex £167, £166, £165, £162.50(2), £160(3), £158(2), £157(2), £156(3), £154, £153, £152, £151.50, £150(2), £149, £148.50(3), £147.50(2), £146, £145, £140 Carkin Moor; £159, £140 Fawcett Park Farm; £158.50(2), £153.50, £151.50 Far Whittles Farm; £154.50 Parkside; £154.50 Hall Farm House; £152.50 Fair View; £150.50 Black Syke; £150.50 Asby Grange; £150, £148, £140 Skylin; £149.50 Woodfoot; £148.50, £140.50 Ascot House; £148 Terrys Farm; £148 Abbey Park; £146 Castle Hill; £145 Haithwaite; £143.50 Midtown Farm; £141.50 Leeworth Gardens; £140.50 Marriforth; £140 Hallbankgate Farm: Texel £160, £145 Abbey Park; £160 Terrys Farm; £158, £156.50, £155.50, £151.50, £146, £145, £143.50, £139.50, £137.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £154 Ladying Farm; £152, £144, £135 Wickerfield; £151 Leekworth Gardens; £150, £147, £144 Parkside; £150 Amersber Cottage; £149.50, £140 Rosgill Head; £145, £141.50 Haithwaite; £145, £140, £138, £135.50 Hawkrigg Farm; £145, £137 Etherley House; £144.50 Castle Hill; £143.50, £140 Villa Farm; £143 Wiseke Moor; £140 Dona Close; £138.50, £136 Hall Farm House; £137.50 Lynsack Farm; £137, £135.50 Marriforth; £137 Brogden Farm; £136.50, £135 Easterbeck House; £136.50 Black Syke; £136 Newsham Grange: Suffolk £145 Etherley House; £137, £133.50 Marriforth: Charollais £140, £137.50 Orchard Farm: Mule £133.50 Hundith House; £130.50 Castle Hill; £127, £125.50, £123 Marriforth; £126.50 Low Rigg; £126.50 Croft House Farm; £126, £125 Kilnstown; £126 Glebe Farm; £125.50 Martindale Farm; £125.50 Asby Grange; £124.50, £123.50 Thorney Gale; £124 Waterhouses; £124 Eastfield Farm; £123.50 Leekworth Gardens; £122.50 Haithwaite; £122.50 Ascot House; £121.50 Scarrowmanwick; £120.50 Skylin; £120(2) Whinfell Road; £120 High Stennerskeugh: Cheviot £130 Castle Hill; £127.50 Battle Hill Farm: Dutch Spotted £125 Haas Side Farm: Ryeland £112.50 Far Shields: Rough £109.50 Waterhouses; £105 High Lane: Swaledale £100 Stoneriggs; £100 High Lane; £96, £94 Step Ends Farm; £95 High Birk Hatt.

Price Per Kilo- Beltex 397.6p, 394.9p, 377.3p, 369.3p, 367.4p, 361.1p, 355.6p, 354.5p, 348.9p, 346.5p, 333.3p, 327.1p, 326.1p, 325.5p, 322.4p Carkin Moor Farm; 363.5p, 351.1p, 333.8p, 330.3p, 326.3p, 320.5p Hall Farm House; 361p, 350p, 342.1p Skylin; 360.2p(2), 344.3p, 326.6p Far Whittles Farm; 358.3p, 328p Black Syke; 353.8p Leekworth Gardens; 353.6p Ascot House; 352.4p Abbey Park; 351.4p, 325.6p, 324.4p Fawcett Park Farm; 350p Asby Grange; 346.3p Fountain Head; 339.8p Woodfoot; 339.2p, 336.8p Ash Garth; 338.9p Fair View; 331.8p Castle Hill; 326.1p Midtown Farm; 325p Wharton Hall; 321.3p Low Bank House: Dutch Texel 331.4p Terrys Farm: Charollais 319.8p, 304.3p Orchard Farm: Texel 312p Villa Farm; 308.3p, 307.8p, 292.3p Hall Farm House; 307.7p, 294.2p Abbey Park; 305.7p, 301.1p Breaks Hall; 304.8p Keld Farm; 303.5p Hallbankgate Farm; 300p, 293.3p Wickerfield; 300p Leekworth Gardens; 296.8p, 292p, 290p Carkin Moor Farm; 296.3p Etherley House; 294.7p, 290.5p Mill Cottage; 294.6p Hawkrigg Farm; 293.6p Park House Farm; 290.9p Far Shields; 290.9p Ascot House; 290.7p Paradise Farm: Dutch Spotted 284.1p Haas Side Farm: Suffolk 280.5p Black Syke; 274p, 272.4p Marriforth; 272.1p Etherley House; 271.6p Wiske Moor; 271.1p Dona Close: Cheviot 276.8p, 271.4p Amersber Cottage; 265.3p Castle Hill; 260.2p, 260p Battle Hill Farm: Mule 272.8p Asby Grange; 272.2p Ascot House; 270.7p, £268.5p Thorney Gale; 269.8p Wiske Moor; 267.8p Skylin; 267.4p, 267p Marriforth; 266.7p High Stennerskeugh; 266.3p Haithwaite; 265.1p Dousgill Farm: Scotch Blackface 262.1p Cairn Cottage: Masham 261.6p Ravenseat: Ryeland 250p Far Shields: Rough 248.9p Waterhouses; Swaledale 245.3p Stoneriggs; 234.1p, 230.6p Step Ends Farm:

Cast Ewes – Texel £146.50 Narthwaite; £146.50 Dry Howe; £146.50 Terrys Farm; £140 Hill Top Farm; £140 Lower Griseburn; £136.50 Fountain Head; £130.50 New Hummerbecks Farm; £130 Castle Hill: Suffolk £140 Wickerfield: Cheviot £120, £88, £84, £80.50 Low House; £85.50, £80 Dry Howe: Beltex £120(2) Town Foot: Mule £112 Abbey Park; £110 Intake Bottom; £106 Roger Moor Farm; £101.50 Hartley Castle; £100 Glebe Farm: Rough £94.50 High Lane; £90.50 Dalefoot Farm: Scotch Blackface £86.50 Low House: Swaledale £86, £82 Low House; £83, £75 Intake Bottom; £80 Allergill Cottage; £78.50 South Wellhope; £77.50 West End Farm: Ryeland £80 Far Shields: Herdwick £75 Low House: Easycare £74 New Hummerbecks Farm.

Cast Rams  - Texel £206.50 Terrys Farm; £200.50 Little Musgrave Farm; £176.50 Low Bank House; £168.50 East Mellwaters Farm: Beltex £186.50, £130 Carkin Moor; £173.50 Hill Top Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £140 Hundith House; £120(2) Villa Farm; £120 Howgill Castle; £120 Low Bank House: Charollais £140 East Mellwaters: Swaledale £86.50 Battle Hill Farm; £84.50 Sandwath; £80 Well House: Rough £80.50 Greenlees.

Store Lambs - Texel £104 Snaisgill Farm; £100.50 Houghton House Farm; £100, £97.50 Bankwood; £96 Chapel House; £95 Stephens Farm; £94 Waterhouses: Mule £95 Bankwood; £92 Waterhouses: Rough £70 Waterhouses: Swaledale £55 The Street.