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Date: 11 January 2022 | 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 3,130 sheep were forward consisting of 2,668 prime hoggs, 462 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £176 were a pair of 44kg Beltex cross hoggs from Mathew Burleigh, Norther Ireland.

Topping at 414.6p/kg were a pen of 41kg Beltex cross hoggs which sold for £170 from Messrs Phillips, Fir Tree Farm, Harrogate.

Messrs Dinsdale, High Field, Penrith sold a pair of 43kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £174.

Messrs Simpson, Highscale Farm, Wigglesworth topped their run at 412.5p/kg for a pen of eight 40kg Beltex cross hoggs which sold for £165. Another pen of nine 41kg Beltex cross hoggs sold for £167 (407.3p/kg) with a pen of seven 42kg hoggs selling for £170 (404.8p/kg) and a pen of eight 40kg hoggs making £161 (402.5p/kg) all from Highscale Farm.

The consignment of 57 hoggs from this home sold to average 41.8kg £164.28 (393p/kg)

An SQQ average of 288.02p/kg and an overall sale average of 278.13p/kg was achieved for 2668 hoggs which included 841 Mule and horned hoggs.

8 pens of hoggs sold between £170-£176

30 pens and 111 hoggs sold between £160-£176

60 pens and 196 hoggs sold between £150-£176

11 pens of hoggs sold between 400-414p/kg

46 pens and 182 hoggs sold between 360-414p/kg

Mule hoggs topped at £142 from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm, Workington.

Mule hoggs also topped at 271.4p/kg for a pen of six 42kg hoggs which made £114 from Todholes Partnership, Elsdon.

Swaledale hoggs topped at £120.50 for a pen of 34 49kg hoggs from Grove Farms, Alston.

Cast sheep were off the clock being the dearest recently seen.

Topping this section at £194.50 was a Texel ewe from Messrs Raine, Stanhope Gate Farm, Barnard Castle.

Bluefaced Leicester ewes sold to £150.50 from Messrs Wearmouth, Gillses Farm.

Mule ewes topped at £122 from Tarn Brothers, Barnard Castle.

Swaledale ewes topped at £90 from Messrs Rigg, Spanham Farm, Richmond.

Cast rams sold to top at £187.50 for a Bluefaced Leicester from Kilnstown Farms, Carlisle.

Plenty more cast sheep could easily be sold to a full ringside of 10 active buyers supplying 14 outlets with demand being currently very strong!

Leading Consignment Averages (Hoggs)
No.          Weight    p/kg        Head          From
57    @    41.8kg    393p       £164.28    PW Simpson, Wigglesworth
13    @    44.5kg    346.5p    £154.35    Mathew Burleigh, Northern Ireland
13    @    47.6kg    320.9p    £153.08    MH Elliott, Newton Reigney
46    @    45.1kg    338.9p    £152.89    W&J&I Dinsdale, Morland
8      @    54.6kg    274.2p    £149.81    JW Watson, Asby
44    @    44.2kg    335.8p    £148.48    TW Hunter, Annan
26    @    41.5kg    356.3p    £148.17    RN&RA Scott, Wigton
121  @    43.4kg    328.1p    £142.58    RL&AR Phillips, Harrogate
19    @    41.4kg    341.9p    £141.63    SJ Stoddart, Wigton

Leading Prices –

Prime Hoggs

Price Per kilo –

Beltex £176, £168 Kinawley Road; £174, £170, £164.50, £158 High Field; £170(4), £166(2), £163, £160(2), £155 Fir Tree Farm; £170, £167(2), £165, £163, £161(2), £159 Highscale Farm; £168, £164, £156(2) Upper Brydekirk; £165, £157 West Micklethwaite; £165 Low Garth; £164, £156 Hillside; £160, £155 Marriforth; £156 Skylin; £156 Newhall Farm; £155(2) Fawcett Park; £155 Espland House; £155 Carpool: Blue Texel £160 Fir Tree Farm; £148.50, £140 Newhall Farm; £144 Castle Hill: Texel £160 Kelmore Hill Farm; £156.50, £147.50, £144.50 Whygill Head; £154 Espland House; £150 Hill Farm; £148.50 Black Syke; £147, £142 Fir Tree Farm; £146; £144.50, £143.50 Newhall Farm; £144 Fawcett Park Farm; £142 Stubsgill Farm; £140 Howgill Farm: Suffolk £141, £135, £125 Redlands Bank; £140, £130 Newhall Farm; £127.50, £125.50 Wood Farm; £127 Marriforth; £126 Fir Tree Farm: Mule £142 Kelmore Hill; £135 Green Farm; £130.50, £123 Howgill Farm; £129.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £128.50, £120 East Todholes; £127 Stubsgill Farm; £124.50, £120 Lanehead Farm; £123.50 Fawcett Park; £123 Kilnstown Farm; £121 Marriforth; £121 Galloper Garth; £120 Croft House Farm: Cheviot £133 Whygill Head; £117 Battle Hill Farm; £110 Buckles Farm: Dutch Texel £127.50 Amersber Cottage: Charollais £124 House & Holme Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £123 Stubsgill Farm; £121 Green Farm; £120 Galloper Garth: Swaledale £120.50, £104.50, £100 Ashgill Farm; £115, £100 Hill Farm; £112.50 Howgill Farm; £108.50 Thorney Gale; £107.50, £103 Pinfold House; £102.50 Thwaite Farm; £100 Croft House: Hebridean £119 Hillside: Scotch Blackface £116.50 Bolton Road: Herdwick £85 Spanham Farm.

Price per head –

Beltex 414.6p, 404.9p, 381p, 377.8p, 377.3p, 372.1p Fir Tree Farm; 412.5p, 407.3p, 404.8p, 402.5p, 392.7p, 388.4p Highscale Farm; 407.9p Marriforth; 404.7p, 386.4p High Field; 402.4p, 400p, 392.5p West Micklethwaite; 400p Kinawley; 397.4p Carpool; 390.5p, 381.8p Upper Brydekirk;  390p, 375.6p Skylin; 386.8p, 372.2p Stubsgill Farm; 383.7p Low Garth; 381.4p, 371.4p Hillside; 376.9p, 371.4p Newhall Farm: Blue Texel 351.2p Castle Hill; 341.5p Newhall Farm; 323p Town Head Farm; 320p Fir Tree Farm: Texel 341.3p, 310.8p(2) Porthy Green; 337.5p, 311.6p Black Syke; 335p, 330.2p Stubsgill Farm; 334.1p, 330.2p, 314.6p, 306.7p, 300p Fir Tree Farm; 328.4p, 319.8p, 318.9p, 310p, 307.3p, 304.5p, 301.1p Newhall Farm; 304.8p Kelmore Hill Farm; 303.3p Low Garth; 302.2p West Micklethwaite: Dutch Texel 311p Amersber Cottage: Hebridean 305.1p Hillside: Suffolk 297.9p, 276.6p Newhall Farm; 293p Fir Tree Farm; 273.3p, 260.2p Wood Farm; 269p Alder Bank; 261.6p Palliard; 261.5p Town Head: Charollais 275.6p House & Holme Farm: Cheviot 275p East Rachwood Hill Farm; 268.3p Buckles Farm; 265p Herdship: Mule 271.4p, 265.9p East Todholes; 260.2p Fir Tree Farm; 259.2p Stubsgill Farm; 257p Marriforth; 254.9p Thorney Gale; 254.3p Red House Farm: Swaledale 263.2p Croft House Farm; 250p Thwaite Farm; 250p, 244.7p Hill Farm; 245.9p Ashgill Farm; 244.3p Pinfold House: Bluefaced Leicester 261.7p Stubsgill Farm; 257.4p Green Farm: Scotch Blackface 258.9p Bolton Road; 254.9p Buckles Farm: Herdwick 250p Spanham Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £194.50, £154 Stanhope Gate Farm; £192.50, £149.50 Row End Farm; £166.50, £157.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £161.50, £147.50 The Grange; £158.50 Toft House; £156.50 Bolton Road; £156.50 Cairn Cottage; £155.50 Warden Hill; £146.50 Howgill Grange; £145.50 Wharton Hall; £144, £142.50 Breaks Hall; £142 Abbey Park: Halfbred £160(2) Friars Garth; £154.50 Kinawley: Beltex £158.50 Gillses Farm: Suffolk £156.50 Howgill Grange; £144.50 Greenside Farm; £142.50 Hallbankgate Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £150.50 Gillses; £135.50 Warden Hill; £130 West Hindon Farm: Mule £122 Toby Hill; £115 Abbery Park; £112.50, £110 The Park Wall; £112 Meadow Bank; £110 Hallbankgate: Scotch Blackface £98.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £80, £70.50 Castle Hill: Swaledale £90 Spanham Farm; £83.50 Hope House; £80(2) Kelmore Hill Farm; £80 Castle Hill; £80 Kilnstown; £80 Greenriggs; £78.50 Bleathgill; £77.50 Blades Field Farm: Cheviot £83.50 Howgill Grange; £80 Highfield Farm: Ryeland £82.50 Greenside.

Cast Rams

Bluefaced Leicester £187.50, £136, £135.50 Kilnstown; £147.50 Studfold Farm: Texel £180 Martindale Farm; £176.50 Hill Farm; £164 Studfoled Farm; £140 Greenside: Beltex £150, £142, £136.50 Syklin: Rough £106.50 Greenside Farm: Swaledale £92 Hill Farm; £86.50 Buddle House; £86.50 Mount Pleasant Farm; £85.50 Blades Field Farm; £80 Warden Hill.