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Date: 04 May 2022 | Primestock

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Kirkby Stephen Show & Sale of Prime Sheep

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 3,135 sheep were forward consisting of 157 spring lambs, 2377 prime hoggs and 601 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £270 and 675p/kg was the overall champion a 40kg Beltex cross spring lamb from Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall, Dalston, Carlisle.


Champion and Reserve Champion lamb
(L-R) James Musgrave (Consignor of the Champion) Daniel & David Griffith (Judge) & James Crichton (Consignor of the Reserve Champion)

Our show was judged by Mr D Griffiths, Ellesmere, who awarded the overall reserve championship to a 47kg Texel cross lamb which sold for £185 and was shown by Messrs Crichton, Egremont.

Show Results

Beltex
1st & Champion - WL Musgrave & Sons, Cardew Hall 40kg £270
2nd          JK Slee, Street House 40kg £178
3rd           JJ Crichton, Loughrigg Farm 39kg £169

Texel
1st & Reserve Champion - JJ Crichton, Loughrigg Farm 47kg £185
2nd          M/s Lyle, Staingills 41kg £177
3rd           M/s Lyle, Staingills, 42kg £166

Suffolk
1st           RJ Balmer, Low Grassgill 43kg £143        
2nd          TA Greensit & Sons, Friars Garth 44kg £130
3rd           G Sowerby, Terrys Farm 44kg £155

Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall sold Beltex cross lambs weighing 43kg to make £191 (444.2p/kg) with 44kg and 45kg Beltex cross lambs both making £188 from this home.

The consignment of spring lambs from Cardew Hall sold to average 42.3kg £197.50 (466.9p/kg).

Messrs Lyle, Staingills sold a pen of nine 41kg Texel cross lambs to make £188 458.5p/kg.

Messrs Slee, Street House, Kirkby Thore sold a 40kg Texel cross lamb to make £178 (445p/kg)

Messrs Lyle, Stainsgill sold 41kg Texel cross lamb to make £177 (431.7p/kg).

Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg Farm sold a pair of 41kg Beltex cross lambs to make £178 (434.1p/kg)

An overall sale average of 352.86p/kg and an SQQ average of 361.7p/kg was achieved with 12 active buyers now looking for all classes of spring lambs on a weekly basis here at Kirkby Stephen!

Prime hoggs topped at £168 and 442.1p/kg for a pen of twelve 38kg Beltex cross hoggs from Jojo Andrews, Boscar Flats, York who can turn out the little peaches and continue her sale topping form!

Another pen of fifteen 38kg hoggs sold to make £166.50 (438.2p/kg) also from this home.

Messrs Harryman, Keskadale, Keswick also shared the top place when selling a pen of 44kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £168.

Messrs Mason, East Farm, Malton sold a pen of 41kg hoggs to make £165.

Another wonderful hogg SQQ average of 288.4p/kg and an overall average of 272.5p/kg for 2377 hoggs!

Blackfaced hoggs sold to £132.50 for a pen of 27 46kg sold from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm, Longtown.

A pen of 33 Blackies weighing 44kg sold to make £128.50 (292p/kg) with another pen of 33 44kg Blackfaced hoggs making £128 (291p/kg) and two pens of 32 43kg Blackfaced hoggs sold to £124.50 (289.5p/kg) also from Smalmstown Farm.

The consignment of 273 Blackfaced hoggs from this home sold to average 43kg £123.55 (287.3p/kg)

Hill cheviot hoggs topped at 296.3p/kg for a pen of ten 40kg hoggs which made £118.50 from Messrs Lawson, Pasture House, Wigton.

A pen of 32 40kg hill cheviot sold to make £118 (295p/kg) from Boghall, Fife.

Another pen of 28 41kg hoggs sold to make £120 (292.7p/kg)

Hill cheviot hoggs sold to make £131 for a pen of 21 46kg hogg from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm.

A pen of 30 50kg hill cheviot hoggs sold to make £130.50 from Boghall, Fife.

Cast sheep topped at £178 for a pen of Texel cross ewes from Messrs Lyle, Staingills, Penrith.

Swaledale ewes topped at £116 to two separate occasions from Messrs Pratt, Intake Bottom, with another pen also selling the make £116 from Messrs Walton, Goodlie Hill Farm.

Leading Consignment Averages (Hoggs)
No.        Weight    p/kg    Head    From
15    @    40kg    402.5p    £161.00    M Wynne, Snitterton
129  @    41.2kg    383.4p    £158.33    JM Andrews, York
12    @    41.5kg    364.8p    £151.42    MTP&SD Wills, Dufton
111   @    47.1kg    326.1p    £153.61    JP Mason & Sons, Malton
67    @    58.6kg    230.3p    £135.06    RG Mark, Ousby
31    @    57.5kg    225.9p    £130.10    R&EM Smithson, Kirkby Stephen

Leading Prices –

Spring lambs

Price per head

Beltex £270, £191, £188(2), £174 Cardew Hall; £179, £166, £164, £163 Staingills; £178, £171, £170, £169 Loughrigg Farm: Texel £188, £177, £169, £166, £159, £157, £151 Staingills; £185 Loughrigg Farm; £178, £168, £164, £159 Street House; £157 Colene Croft; £150 Powis House: Suffolk £155 Terrys Farm; £143, £141 Low Grassgill; £135 Hawkrigg End; £130 Friars Garth: Charollais £149 Staingills; £140, £136, £133 Colene Croft; £138 House & Holme Farm; £134 Friendship Farm: Blue Texel £146, £142 Gracies Farm: Hampshire £123 Friars Garth.

Spring lambs

Price per kilo

Beltex 675p, 444.2p, 427.3p, 424.4p, 417.8p Cardew Hall; 434.1p, 433.3p, 427.5p, 414.6p Loughrigg Farm; 415p, 400p, 397.8p, 397.6p Staingills: Texel 458.5p, 431.7p, 395.2p, 378.6p, 373.8p, 367.4p, 366.7p Staingills; 445p, 400p(2), 387.8p Street House; 393.6p Loughrigg Farm; 365.9p Powis House: Blue Texel 373.7p, 347.6p Gracies Farm: Charollais 363.4p Staingills; 345p House & Holme Farm; 332.5p, 331.7p, 331.6p Colene Croft: Suffolk 352.9p, 343.9p, 332.6p Low Grassgill; 352.3p Terrys Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Price per head –

Beltex £168, £150 Keskadale Farm; £168, £166.50, £164, £161(2), £160, £154, £151, £150 Boscar Flats; £165, £162, £160(3), £154(2), £152, £151, £150 East Farm; £164 Smalmstown Farm; £161 Hall Farm; £157, £156 Fawcett Park Farm: Blue Texel £145.50 Smalmstown Farm; £140 Gracies Farm; £138 Kelmore Hill Farm; £136 Keskadale Farm: Texel £145, £141, £140(2), £131 Sunny Gill Farm; £141, £138, £137, 136, £130(2) Kelmore Hill Farm; £140, £136.50, 135, £130(2) Friars Garth; £140, £135, 134.50 Pasture House Farm; £140, £138 Glebelands; £138(2), £137, £134, £133.50, £130 Smalmstown Farm; £135 Friendship Farm; £134.50, £130.50 Fell House; £134.50 Hollins View; £134, £132, £130 Hallbankgate Farm; £130.50 Briggle Farm; £130 Preston Manor: Suffolk £136, £132 Smalmstown Farm; £135(2), £134, £131, £130.50, £130(2) Boghall; £135 Pasture House Farm: Scotch Blackface £132.50, £129.50, £128.50, £128, £124.50(2), £120, £113.50(2), £111 Smalmstown Farm; £124.50, £118.50 Preston Manor; £124.50, £120, £117 Greystone House; £118 House & Holme Farm; £114 Hallbankgate Farm; £113 Ireshope Plains: Cheviots £131, £121, £120 Smalmstown Farm; £130.50, £128.50, £127.50, £126.50, £125.50, £120 Boghall; £130.50, £130(2), £128 Bloan Farm; £125.50 Fell House: Dutch Spotted £124 Keskadale Farm: Mule £124, £121 Kelmore Hill Farm; £124, £123 Smalmstown Farm; £123 Fell House; £122 Bowderdale Head; £120 Gillfield; £120 Sunny Gill Farm: Easycare £123 Pasture House Farm: Herdwick £122 Hallbankgate Farm; £103 Pasture House Farm: Swaledale £118 Hollins View; £115, £113 Buddle House; £114 Granthwaite; £112.50, £110(2) Lanehead Farm; £111 Poppin Cottage; £110 Hebblethwaite Hall Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £111 Greenriggs: Ryeland £111 Decklyn: Jacob £106 Pasture House Farm.

Price Per kilo –

Beltex 442.1p, 438.2, 392.7p, 390.2p, 381.4p, 375.6p, 368.3p, 395.9p Boscar Flats; 402.5p Hall Farm House; 402.4p, 390.2p, 368.2p, 362.2p East Farm; 390p, 373.8p Fawcett Park Farm; 384.6p, 381.8p, 352.6p Keskadale Farm; 381.4p Smalmstown Farm; 363.5p, 359p, 350p Glebelands; 354.9p Hallbankgate Farm: Blue Texel 340p Keskadale Farm; 338.4p Smalmstown Farm; 313.6p Kelmore Hill Farm: Texel 304.5p, 291.5p, 280.9p Hallbankgate Farm; 304.4p, 300p, 295.5p, 295.2p, 281.6p Smalmstown Farm; 304.3p Pasture House Farm; 304.3p, 285.4p, 282.6p, 281.3p Friars Garth; 300p Glebelands; 292.4p Hollins View; 288.9p Kelmore Hill Farm; 285.7p Sunny Gill Farm; 283.3p Westgarth Hill; 281.4p Kelmore Hill Farm; 280p Hollins View: Cheviot 296.3p Pasture House Farm; 295p, 289.8p, 285.6p, 285.2p, 281.1p Boghall; 292.7p, 284.8p Smalmstown Farm; 292.5p Ireshope Plains; 282.4p Castle Hill: Scotch Blackface 292p, 290.9p, 289.5p(2), 288p, 283.8p, 281.5p, 276.8p Smalmstown Farm; 279.1p, 270.7p Greystone House; 275.6p Ireshope Plains: Dutch Spotted 285p Gracies Farm; 281.8p Keskadale Farm: Suffolk 275p, 247.3p Smalmstown Farm; 250p Friars Garth; 240.5p New Park Farm: Herdwick 271.1p Pasture House Farm: Mule 267.4p Smalmstown Farm; 256.5p Kelmore Hill; 256.4p Keskadale Farm; 250p Westgarth Hill; 250p Lambriggs Park: Jacob 252.4p Pasture House Farm; 245.9p Decklyn: Swaledale 246.6p Pasture House Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £178, £166.50, £155, £152, £144 Staingills; £170, £162, £161, £148, £140 Hall Farm House; £170 Goodlie Hill Farm; £160 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £158.50 Gracies Farm; £158 Powis House; £156 Lynsack Farm; £150 Sawbridge Hall; £148 Castle Hill; £148 High House; £146.50 Smardale Hall; £144.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £144.50 Green Gill Farm; £142.50 Hillcrest; £140 Easegill Head: Beltex £165 Cardew Hall; £158.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £142 Black Syke: Blue Texel £162 Hall Farm House: Suffolk £160 Black Syke; £158 Terrys Farm; £152.50 House & Holme Farm; £148 Hallbankgate Farm; £148 Gracies Farm; £146 Colene Croft; £142.50 Terrys Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £140 Rigg Farm; £130 Yore House: Mule £128 Friendship Farm; £122 Waterhouses; £120 Rigg Farm; £120 High House: Easycare £120 Staingills: Rough £117 Waterhouses: Swaledale £116 Goodlie Hill; £116 Intake Bottom; £110 The Park Wall; £106.50 Easegill Head; £106 High House; £100 Keisely Farm; £96 Thoeney Gale; £94.50 Park House Farm; £94 Rigg Farm; £94 Waterhouses; £92.50 Hebblethwaite Hall; £92 Billing Shield Farm; £91.50 Middle Bank End Farm: Lleyn £114.50 Wodencroft: Dutch Spotted £114 Gracies Farm: Scotch Blackface £114 Castle Hill: Cheviot £112.50 Staingills; £110 Middle Bank End Farm; £109 Sunny Gill Farm: Shetland £105 House & Holme Farm: Herdwick £88 Thorney Gale.

Cast Rams

Texel £150, £140 Briggle Farm; £130 High Toft Hill Farm: Charollais £145 High Toft Hill Farm: Beltex £140, £130 Castle Hill: Cheviot £138 Low Greenside: Swaledale £120.50 Green Gill Farm; £118, £110 Lanehead Farm; £110 Park House Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £117.50 Waterhouses.