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Date: 19 April 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 2,834 sheep were forward consisting of 2,307 prime hoggs and 487 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £188 were a pen of five 43kg Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Mason, East Farm, Malton.

Topping at 475.7p/kg was a 37kg Beltex cross hogg which sold for £176 from Jojo Andrews, Boscar Flats, York. Another pen of six 37kg hoggs sold to make £171 (462.2p/kg), with a pen of seventeen 38kg hoggs selling for £167 439.5p/kg also from Boscar Flats.

Next selling for £185 were a pen of seven 42kg and a pen of sixteen 45kg hoggs also making £185 both from Messrs Mason, East Farm, with a final pen of twenty hoggs breaking the £180 mark making £183.50 for 46kg also from this home.

Messrs Fell, Stanger Hill, Wigton sold a pen of ten 38kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £169 (444.7p/kg). A pen of 31kg made £137 (441.9p/kg) and a pen of four 34kg hoggs making £150 (441.2p/kg), and a pen of five 40kg selling for £176 (440p/kg) all from Stanger Hill.

An SQQ average of 306.2p/kg and an overall sale average of 282.5p/kg and £130.74 was achieved for 2,307 prime hoggs with over 900 being horned and Mule hoggs.

Hill cheviot hoggs sold to £131.50 for a pen of nine 57kg hoggs from Messrs Turnbull, Boghall, Fife with three pens of 30, 27 & 24 47kg hill cheviot hoggs all selling for £126.50 from Boghall.

A pen of 32 43kg Blackfaced hoggs sold to £122 (283.7p/kg), with another pen of 32 43kg Blackfaced hoggs making £121.50 (282.6p/kg) and a pen of 31 (281.8p/kg) all sell from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown.

Swaledale hoggs sold to 264.3p/kg for a pen of 20 35kg hoggs making £92.50 and a pen of 47 45kg Swaledale hoggs making £117.50 and (261.1p/kg).

The run of 270 Blackfaced hoggs sold to average 45.5kg £123.73 and 272p/kg from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm.

Cast sheep continued being another flying trade, with these topping at £230 for a Texel from Messrs Pedley, Yore House, Sedbergh.

Charollais ewes sold to £200 from Messrs Gill, Bowes Cross Farm, Barnard Castle.

Cast rams sold to top at £200 for a Suffolk from Messrs Jackson, Clarks Farm, Penrith.

Leading Consignment Averages (Hoggs)
No.   Weight    p/kg      Head       From
213  @           45kg      382.2p    £172.00    JP Mason & Sons, Malton
60    @           38.1kg    428.8p    £163.36    ME&JJ Fell, Wigton
126  @           39.6kg    410.9p    £162.76    JM Andrews, York
25    @           42.7kg    357.8p    £153.02    MTP&SD Wills, Dufton
13    @           52kg      289p       £150.50    JW Watson, Asby
36    @           44.3kg    322.5p    £143.10    GM&A Jackson, Great Eccleston
38    @           60.1kg    231.1p    £139.05    RG Mark, Ousby
12    @           54.5kg    250.6p    £136.63    W Robshaw & Son, Tadcaster
50    @           50.9kg    265.4p    £135.19    W&SE Dickinson, Greystoke

Leading Prices –

Prime Hoggs

Price per head –

Beltex £188, £185(2), £183.50, £177.50, £177, £175, £173, £170, £169, £168, £165 East Farm; £176, £174, £172, £171, £169(4), £168, £160 Stanger Hill; £176, £171, £170, £168.50(2), £167, £164.50, £162.50(2), £161.50, £160.50 Boscar Flats; £171.50 Fawcett Park; £170 Smalmstown Farm: Texel £165.50, £140 Whygill Head; £144, £138.50, £135 Kirkbarrow Hall; £142(2), £140(2) Clarks Farm; £141, £140(3) Sunny Gill Farm; £141 Fawcett Park Farm; £138(3), £136 Smalmstown Farm; £138 Beck House Farm; £136, £135 Kelmore Hill; £136 Hawkrigg Farm; £135 Grove House Farm: Blue Texel £136 Beechcroft Farm; £130 Smalmstown Farm: Suffolk £135, £130.50 Clarks Farm; £134, £133, £132, £131.50, £130.50, £130 Boghall: Charollais £132 The Croft; £125 House & Holme Farm: Cheviot £131.50, £126.50(3), £126, £125.50(2) Boghall; £126.50, £123 Smalmstown Farm; £123.50, £123, £122.50 Bloan Farm: Scotch Blackface £124.50(5), £124(3), £122, £121.50 Smalmstown Farm; £122 Greystone House: Bluefaced Leicester £124 Green Farm: Mule £124, £121 Kelmore Hill Farm; £124 Boghall; £124 Archers Hall; £123 Haber; £123, £120 Smalmstown Farm; £120 Green Farm: Hampshire £122 Friars Garth: Swaledale £120 Archers Hall; £117.50 Haber; £115(2), £102.50 Howgill Farm; £110 Green Rigg; £108 Beechcroft Farm: Herdwick £102 Beechcroft Farm; £96.50 Bridge Farm House: Shetland £90 Beechcroft Farm.

Price Per kilo –

Beltex 475.7p , 462.2p, 439.5p, 432.1p, 427.6p, 425.7p, 416.7p, 411.3p, 404.8p, 401.2p, 400p Boscar Flats; 444.7p, 441.9p, 441.2p, 440p, 435p, 433.3p(2), 430p, 422.5p, 421.1p, 420p, 413.9p, 402.4p Stanger Hill; 440.5p, 437.2p, 412.8p, 411.1p East Farm; 428.8p Fawcett Park Farm: Texel 352.1p Whygill Head; 315p Eden Gate Holme Farm; 300p Fawcett Park Farm; 300p, 294p, 287p, 285p Smalmstown Farm; 296.3p, 295.5p, 291.7p Kelmore Hill; 287.5p Chapel Farm; 287.2p Hawkrigg Farm; 286.3p, 282.5p Briggle Farm; 285.5p Langrigg House; 283.7p Kirkbarrow Hall; 282.6p, 281.1p Beechcroft Farm; 281.4p Friarbiggin: Cheviot 293.6p Ireshope Plains; 285.2p, 280p, 272.8p, 269.1p(2), 269p Boghall; 281.1p Smalmstown Farm: Blue Texel 289.4p Beechcroft Farm; 288.9p Smalmstown Farm: Scotch Blackfaced 283.7p, 282.6p, 281.8p, 275.6p, 270.7p, 264.9p(2) Smalmstown Farm; 272.5p Ireshope Plains; 270.9p, 269.5p Greystone House; 269.4p Beechcroft Farm; 267.9p Chapel Farm: Suffolk 276.7p Little Eccleston Hall; 247.9p Green Farm; 242.5p Smalmstown Farm; 242.2p Little Langton Grange; 241.2p Friars Garth: Herdwick 275.7p Beechcroft Farm; 259.1p Windygate: Hampshire 275p Chapel Farm: Swaledale 264.3p Wemmergill Farm; 261.1p Haber; 257.1p Rudd Hills; 257.1p Beechcroft Farm; 244p Howgill Farm; 242.5p Bridge Farm House; 241.4p Bollihope Shields; 240.8p Far Close: Mule 257.4p Kelmore Hill Farm; 255.3p Smalmstown Farm; 253.7p Briggle Farm: Shetland 257.1p Beechcroft Farm: Charollais 247.7p House & Holme Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £230, £186.50, £165 Yore House; £183.50 Etherley House; £180 Whygill Head; £180, £168.50 Terrys Farm; £176.50 Powis House; £174.50 Cairn Cottage; £168.50, £158 Sunnyside; £168.50 Coupland Beck Farm; £164.50 Smardale Hall; £162.50 Breaks Hall; £160.50 Steeley Farm; £150 Leekworth Gardens; £150 Rennels House: Charollais £200 Bowes Cross Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £190.50 Oak House; £176.50 Asby Grange; £174.50 Yore House: Suffolk £178.50, £140, £134.50 Clarks Farm; £133.50 Hawkrigg Farm; £130 Friars Garth; £130 Terrys Farm: Cheviot £158.50 West Hindon Farm; £100 Boghall; £92.50 Buckles Farm; £90 Herdship: Beltex £140 Bowes Cross Farm: Lleyn £136.50 Colby Laithes: Mule £128 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £127, £126 Yore House; £125 Clarks Farm; £123 Arla Burn Farm; £120.50 Bridge End Farm; £120 Middle Bank End Farm; £120 Leekworth Gardens: Dorset £100 Buckles Farm: Rough £120.50 Dale View; £110.50 Smardale Hall; £96.50 Archers Hall: Swaledale £112.50 Stoneriggs; £110.50 Leekworth Gardens; £108 Asby Grange; £102 Yore House; £100.50 Foxtown View; £98.50 Bridge End Farm; £90.50 Rudd Hills: Herdwick £100 Asby Grange: Scotch Blackface £78.50 Middle Bank End Farm.

Cast Rams

Suffolk £200 Clarks Farm; £178.50 Terrys Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £196.50 Archers Hall; £176.50 Asby Grange: Teeswater £190 Slip Cottage: Beltex £140 Abbey Farm: Texel £140(2) Clarks Farm; £140 Leekworth Gardens: Cheviot £120 Middle Bank End Farm: Scotch Blackface £116, £92 Middle Bank End Farm: Swaledale £92.50 Bridge Farm House.

Spring lambs

Price per head

Texel £172, £160 Street House; £170, £156 Powis House: Beltex £145 Powis House: Suffolk £129.50, £123, £122.50(2) Friars Garth: Hampshire £122 Friars Garth.

Spring lambs

Price per kilo

Texel 400p, 382.2p, 356.1p Street House; 354.5p, 364.2p Powis House: Beltex 345.2p Powis House: Suffolk 315.9p Friars Garth; 295.1p(2) East Mellwaters Farm.