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Date: 28 December 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 fortnightly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night, when 4,027 sheep were forward consisting of 3,325 prime lambs and 702 cast sheep.

The sale topped at £179 on two separate occasions were firstly for a pen of 45kg Beltex cross lambs from C&G Davies, Leicester, on their first time selling here at Kirkby Stephen.

Also selling to £179 were another pen of 45kg Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Dinsdale, High Field, Penrith.

Topping at 400p/kg again on two separate occasions were a pen of 41kg Beltex cross lambs making £164 from Messrs Dodd, Skylin, Temple Sowerby.

Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park Farm, Dufton also sold a pen of 38kg Beltex cross lambs to make £152 (400p/kg)

Messrs Davies, Leicester sold a pen of six 41kg Beltex cross lambs to make £163 and 397.6p/kg.

The consignment of 72 lambs from this home sold to average £155.89 (346p/kg)

Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby sold a pen of 41kg Beltex cross lambs to make £160 (390.2p/kg).

Messrs Pickard, Leicestershire sold a pen of 45kg Beltex cross lambs to make £170 on their first trip up to Kirkby Stephen.

Texel cross lambs sold to £176.50 for 65kg lambs from Messrs Robson, Malton, with another pen of 56kg Texel cross lambs making £168.50 (301p/kg) also from this home.

Suffolk cross lambs sold to £170 for 66kg lambs from Todholes Partnership, Elsdon.

Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth sold Suffolk cross lambs to £165 for 63kg lambs. A pen of eight 50kg Suffolks sold to make £142.50 285p/kg also from this home.

Mule lambs sold to £166.50 for a pen of 67kg lambs from Messrs Grainger, Bedale.

Mule lambs also sold to 272.7p/kg for a pen of 44kg lambs making £120 from Castle Hill Estates, Soulby.

Blackfaced lambs sold to 265p/kg for a pen of 43kg making £114 from Todholes Partnership Elsdon, with this home also topping the Swaledales at £116 for a pen of 46kg lambs.

Swaledales also topped at 258.3p/kg for a pen of 19 36kg lambs which made £93 from Tarn Brothers, Middleton in Teesdale.

Messrs Humble, Weardale sold a pen of 17 41kg Swaledale lambs to make £104 (253.7p/kg)

An SQQ average of 292p/kg and an overall sale average of 286p/kg was achieved with this including more than 730 Mule and horned lambs within it.

70 pens & 238 lambs sold between £150-£179

78 pens & 388 lambs sold between 330-400p/kg

Cast sheep were another strong trade topping at £190.50 Texel cross ewes from Messrs Harrison, High Beck Head, Barnard Castle.

Blackface ewes topped at £87.50 from Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill.

Swaledale ewes topped at £83.50 for a pen of six from Messrs Buckle, Bleathgill, Barras.

Cast ram topped at £186.50 for a Texel from Messrs Teasdale, Bishop Auckland.

Leading Lamb Averages

No.

 

Weight

p/kg

Head

From

17

@

45.1kg

352.1p

£158.88

S&C Gill, Boldron

72

@

45kg

345.9p

£155.89

C&G Davies, Gaddesby

48

@

46.2kg

332p

£153.70

WF&RCM Pickard, Queniborough

30

@

49.7kg

300.5p

£149.58

W Robshaw & Son, Tadcaster

31

@

45.7kg

324.2p

£148.34

TW Hunter, Annan

9

@

53kg

278.6p

£147.67

P&SA Nelson, Rosgill

47

@

44.8kg

327.7p

£146.93

W&J&I Dinsdale, Morland

26

@

52.9kg

277.3p

£146.90

JH&ME Grainger & Son, Bedale

13

@

41.6kg

343p

£142.77

TAJ Sayer, Hackthorpe

42

@

53.1kg

266.8p

£141.81

TA Robson & Son, Malton

31

@

39.7kg

353.7p

£140.71

D&A Livestock Ltd, Harrogate

Leading Prices –

Prime Lambs:  Price Per kilo –  Beltex £179, £170, £167, £165, £163, £160.50, £158, £157, £155, £152(2), £150 Top Field Farm; £179, £169, £165, £154.50 High Field; £170(2), £156, £155.50, £154.50, £154, £150 Cheney House Farm; £168, £160, £157, £155 Upper Brydekirk; £166, £158.50(2), £154.50 Bowes Cross Farm; £164 Skylin; £161, £160, £152.50, £152 Beck House Farm; £161, £155, £152 Fawcett Park Farm; £160 Castle Hill; £158 Easegill Head; £156(2), £155.50 Marriforth; £156 Stonethwaite Farm; £156 Fair View; £153, £150(2) Town End Farm; £151 Windygate; £150 High Greenbury Farm; £150 Hall Farm House: Texel £176.50, £168.50, £157, £152, £146.50, £145.50 Newstead Grange; £164.50 West Farm; £164, £150 Bank House; £160, £153.50, £147, £146 Hyde Park; £159, £147, £145.50 Mirefold Farm; £157 Southwaite Farm; £150 High Beck Head; £149 Rosgill Head; £148 Eastfield Farm; £148, £146 East Todholes; £147.50 High Greenbury Farm; £146 Stoneriggs: Suffolk £170, £143.50 East Todholes; £165, £149, £146, £142.50 Marriforth; £146.50 Brackenbank View; £144.50 Mirefold Farm; £140.50 High Greenbury Farm; £140 Palliard: Mule £166.50 Mirefold Farm; £134 Easegill Head; £134 East Todholes; £130 Croft House Farm; £130, £126.50 Lanehead; £130, £126 Marriforth; £129 Green Farm; £128 Fawcett Park Farm; £126.50 Argill House; £126.50 Whinfell Road: Dutch Texel £165, £155 Terrys Farm: Rouge £150 Beck House Farm: Blue Texel £150 Gracies Farm; £139 Castle Hill: Charollais £141.50 Orchard Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £136 East Rackwood Hill Farm; £128 Argill House: Cheviot £125.50 Castle Hill; £124 Crossfell House; £121.50 Hebblethwaite Hall Farm: Badgerface £118.50 Gracies Farm: Swaledale £116, £115, £111.50, £103 East Todholes; £111.50, £104 Cowshill Bridge View; £108 Musgrave House; £106 Fieldham House; £105 Ghyll Brow; £103.50 Battle Hill Farm: Scotch Blackface £114 East Todholes; £106.50 Starrah; £105 Buckles Farm: Masham £112 Thorney Gale: Herdwick £103 Springfield: Rough £95 Dalefoot Farm.

Price per head –  Beltex 400p, 374.4p, 360.5p, 358.5p Fawcett Park Farm; 400p, 359p Skylin; 397.8p, 397.6p, 376.9p, 356.7p Top Field Farm; 397.8p, 375.6p, 366.7p, 351.1p High Field; 390.2p, 354.8p Castle Hill; 386.3p, 360.9p Bowes Cross Farm; 381.6p Ascot House; 379.5p, 352.8p Hall Farm House; 377.8p Cheney House Farm; 373p Stoneriggs; 373.2p, 371.4p, 364.9p Town End Farm; 369.2p(2), 350p Prospect Farm; 366.2p, 358.3p, 357.9p West Lea; 362.8p Fair View; 359.5p Windygate; 357.4p, 355.6p Upper Brydekirk; 351.4p Starrah; 350p Stonethwaite Farm: Blue Texel 347.5p Castle Hill; 306p Gracies Farm; 300p Town Head Farm(Watson): Dutch Texel 330p, 310p Terrys Farm:   Badgerface 311.8p Gracies Farm: Texel 331.4p Porthy Green; 321.6p High Beck Head; 314.1p Bank House; 314p, 313.6p Stoneriggs; 312.2p Carkin Moor Farm; 311.8p Town Head(Richardson); 310.8p Hyde Park: Rouge 300p Beck House Farm: Cheviot 294.4p Buckles Farm; 286.3p Crossfell House; 285.2p Castle Hill: Suffolk 285p, 275.9p, 275.5p Marriforth; 283p 282.3p, 275.6p Hyde Park; 278.4p Town Head: Charollais 283.3p West Farm; 283p Orchard Farm: Mule 277.8p Paradise Farm; 272.7p Castle Hill; 266.3p Asby Grange; 265.1p Grains O Beck; 264.4p High Stennerskeugh; 264p High Beck Head: Scotch Blackface 265.1p East Todholes; 259.8p Starrah; 256.1p Buckles Farm: Herdwick 264.1p Springfield: Bluefaced Leicester 246.2p Argill House: Swaledale 258.3p Step Ends Farm; 253.7p Cowshill Bridge View; 253.4p, 250p East Todholes; 251.2p Musgrave House: Masham 254.5p Thorney Gale.

Cast Ewes -  Texel £190.50 High Beck Head; £166.50 Fountain Head; £164.50, £145.50 Steeley Farm; £134.50, £130 Marriforth; £130.50 Middle Bank End Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £144.50 Bleathgill; £138.50 High Beck Head; £132.50 Asby Hall; £130.50 Eastfield Farm: Beltex £140.50 High Field: Suffolk £134.50, £128.50 Mirefold Farm; £127.50 Middle Bank End Farm; £124.50 Gracies Farm: Cheviot £128.50 Steeley Farm; £126.50 Lynsack Farm; £122.50 Rosgill Head;£99.50, £90.50 Middle Bank End Farm; £90 Crossfell House: Mule £114 Lynsack Farm; £112 Mirefold Farm; £108 Middle Bank End Farm; £106 Rosgill Head: Rough £96.50, £84.50 Archers Hall; £87.50 Whinfell Road: Scotch Blackface £87.50 Castle Hill; £85 Middle Bank End Farm: Swaledale £83.50 Bleathgill; £78.50 Eastfield Farm; £77.50 Stotley Hall Farm; £77.50 Town Head Farm (Wharton); £77.50 Marriforth; £75.50 Castle Hill; £75.50 Archers Hall.

Cast Rams -  Texel £186.50, £140.50 Lynsack Farm; £150 Littlebeck Farm; £140.50 Newstead Grange: Hampshire £140.50 Porthy Green: Suffolk £138.50 Asby Hall: Beltex £130.50 High Field; £120.50 Castle Hill: Bluefaced Leicester £130.50 High Beck Head; £130, £126 Asby Hall: Cheviot £128.50 Archers Hall: Rough £104.50, £95.50 Archers Hall: Swaledale £92.50 Bollihope Shield Farm; £90 Musgrave House.