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Date: 24 May 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 2,231 sheep were forward consisting of 602 spring lambs, 1,025 prime hoggs and 502 cast sheep.

Topping the spring lambs at £187 and 456.1p/kg were a pen of five 41kg Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Ewin, Black Syke, Sandford.

A pen of seven 42kg Texel cross lambs sold to make £184 and 438.1p/kg also from Black Syke.

Messrs Lyle, Staingills, Penrith sold a pair of 44kg Beltex cross lambs to make £182, with a pen of 16 39kg lambs making £168.50 (432.1p/kg) and another pen of sixteen 38kg lambs selling for £160.50 (422.4p/kg) all from Staingills.

Messrs Morrell, Hopewell Farm, Darlington sold a pen of 38kg Beltex cross lambs to make £169 (444.7p/kg)

Messrs Platt, Far Whittles Farm, Cheshire sold a pen of 13 35kg lambs to make £150 (428.6p/kg)

Suffolk cross lambs topped at £179 and 397.8p/kg for a pen of 45kg lambs from Messrs Wilson, Wood Farm, Thursby.

A wonderful SQQ average of 357.8p/kg and an overall average of 354.6p/kg for 602 spring lambs was achieved!

30 pens and 115 lambs sold between £160-£187

21 pens and 115 lambs sold between 400-456p/kg

154 Beltex cross lambs sold to average £154.47 and 406p/kg.

Many more numbers of spring lambs are needed to fulfil demand from our 12 active buyers on a weekly basis.

Prime hoggs topped at £182.50 for a pen of six 65kg Suffolk cross hoggs from Messrs Hetherington, Old Hall Farm, Penrith.

A pen of 20 68kg Charollais cross hoggs sold to make £181, and a pen of 16 66kg Texel cross hoggs selling for £180 all from Old Hall Farm.

The consignment of 105 Suffolk, Charollais and Texel cross hoggs from this home sold to average 69kg £174.37 (252.7p/kg)

Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm, Workington sold 62kg Texel cross hoggs to make £180.

Blackfaced hoggs sold to top at 298.9p/kg for a pen of 36 44kg hoggs which sold to make £131.50 from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown Farm, Longtown.

With another pen of 36 40kg Blackfaced hoggs making £119.50 (298.8p/kg) and a pen of 36 41kg hoggs making £121 (295.1p/kg) all from Smalmstown Farm.

Messrs Addison, Greystoke House, Kings Meaburn sold a pen of 15 47kg Blackfaced hoggs to make £134.

Hill cheviot hoggs sold to £156 on two separate occasions for pens of 14 & 12, 61kg and 62kg hoggs from Messrs Smithson, Bloan Farm, Brough Sowerby.

Messrs Dawson, Yore sold a pen of 19 46kg Texel cross hoggs to make £149 (323.9p/kg)

All weights and breeds of well flashed hoggs and particularly heavy hoggs were a lot dearer with some achieving an upwards of £20-£30 dearer than they have been seen anywhere recently.

Cast sheep topped at £210 for Dutch Texel ewes from Messrs Lyle, Staingills, Penrith.

Swaledale ewes topped at £121 for a pair from Messrs Walton, Middleton in Teesdale.

Leading Consignment Averages (Spring Lambs)
No.          Weight    p/kg      Head        From
15    @    41.6kg    441.1p    £183.80    G&EA Ewin, Sandford
21    @    40.8kg    381.4p    £155.86    TW Hunter, Annan
59    @    43.7kg    346.2p    £151.41    JKJ&CS Wilson Ltd, Thursby
149  @    40.1kg    376.3p    £151.29    M/s Lyle, Penrith
5     @    40.6kg    371.9p    £151.00    F&A Atkinson & Sons, Appleby in Westmorland
9     @    47.3kg    318p      £150.56    RR Owen, Kirkby Stephen
8     @    43.7kg    342.2p    £149.75    M/s Jackson, Appleby in Westmorland
18    @    42.3kg    349.8p    £148.28    DW&DM Elliott, Mungrisdale
29    @    39kg      379.3p    £148.07    M&K Chippendale, Kirkby Stephen
10    @    43.2kg    338.6p    £146.30    J&S Atkinson, Waitby
13    @    41.3kg    352.4p    £145.85    JM&JM Batty, Maulds Meaburn
35    @    35.5kg    408.6p    £145.11    GW&MA Platt, Cheshire

Leading Prices –

Spring lambs

Price per head

Beltex £187 Black Syke; £182, £179, £168.50, £165, £163, £160.50, £151 Staingills; £178 Wood Farm; £169 Hopewell Farm; £165, £158 Bank House; £165, £161, £158(2), £156 Upper Brydekirk; £165 Wharton Hall; £150 Far Whittles Farm: Texel £184, £178 Black Syke; £171, £169, £166, £160, £157 Wood Farm; £169.50, £162 Staingills; £164, £150 Powis House; £163 Waitby Farm; £160 Alwent Hall; £160 New View Farm; £156 Hawkrigg Farm; £155, £153 Wharton Hall; £153 Sandwath Farm; £152 Dry Evers: Suffolk £179, £166, £157, £147.50, £146 Wood Farm; £159 Waitby Farm; £151 Clifton Hill Gardens: Dutch Texel £170, £166 Staingills: Charollais £160 Staingills; £152 Wood Farm; £142, £136 Wodencroft; £140, £136 West Shaws; £140, £136.50 West Farm; £138 Pilling Lane: Badger Faced Texel £139.50 Clifton Hill Gardens: Blue Texel £135 Gracie Farm: Dorset £131 Hawkrigg Farm: Dutch Spotted £130 Gracies Farm.

Spring lambs

Price per kilo

Beltex 456.1p Black Syke; 444.7p Hopewell Farm; 432.1p, 422.4p, 417.9p, 416.3p, 413.6p, 408.1p402.4p, 400p Staingills; 428.6p, 402.9p Far Whittles Farm; 423.8p Wood Farm; 412.5p, 400p Wharton Hall; 402.4p Bank House: Texel 438.1p, 423.8p Black Syke; 422.5p, 380p Wood Farm; 406.9p, 392.3p, 388p Wharton Hall; 390p Hawkrigg Farm; 388.1p Waitby Farm: Dutch Texel 425p, 395.2p Staingills: Suffolk 397.8p, 348.9p, 343p, 331.8p Wood Farm; 380.6p Wharton Hall; 345.7p Waitby Farm; 331.3p Stamp Hill Farm: Charollais 345.5p Wood Farm; 330.2p Wodencroft; 325.6p Pilling Lane; 325.6p West Shaws; 324.3p Newsham Grange: Blue Texel 314p Gracies Farm: Badger Faced Texel 303.3p Clifton Hill Gardens: Dutch Spotted 292.7p High Meadow Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Price per head –

Suffolk £182.50, £178, £174, £170, £156 Old Hall Farm; £151 Mount Pleasant Farm: Charollais £181, £160 Old Hall Farm: Texel £180, £169, £164, £161, £150 Kelmore Hill Farm; £180, £179, £174, £172(2), £154 Old Hall Farm; £170 Prospect Farm Cottage; £165, , £156, £151 Mount Pleasant Farm; £161, £155, £152, £150 Sunny Gill Farm; £156 Hawkrigg Farm; £156 East Rackwood Hill Farm; £151.50 Powis House; £150 Smalmstown Farm: Beltex £162, £160 Kelmore Hill Farm: Cheviot £156(2), £151.50, £134 Bloan Farm; £153, £152 Mount Pleasant Farm; £144 Nutholm: Scotch Blackface £134, £109 Greystone House; £131.50, £121, £119.50, £119, £112.50 Smalmstown Farm; £108.50 Nutholm: Mule £127 Barningham House; £125 Kelmore Hill; £124 Sunny Gill Farm; £121 Mount Pleasant: Swaledale £116 East Friar House Farm;  £103.50(2) Mount Pleasant Farm; £101 Eller Gill Barn: Herdwick £100 Decklyn: Jacob £94 Decklyn.

Price Per kilo –

Beltex 326.5p, 311.5p Kelmore Hill Farm: Texel 325.6p Hawkrigg Farm; 232.9p, 309.6p, 300p Mount Pleasant Farm; 322p, 310.2p, 301p, 300p Kelmore Hill; 310.2p, 308.5p Sunny Gill Farm; 304.3p Mill Cottage: Scotch Blackface 298.9p, 298.8p, 295.1p, 288.5p, 276.7p Smalmstown Farm; 285.1p, 265.9p Greystone House: Suffolk 296p, 279.8p, 265.1p Smalmstown Farm; 280.8p Old Hall Farm; 264.9p, 264.8p Mount Pleasant Farm: Cheviot 293.9p Nutholm; 286.8p, 273.2p Mount Pleasant Farm; 280.5p Smalmstown Farm; 267.6p Decklyn; 265.8p Bloan Farm: Charollais 266.2p Old Hall Farm: Mule 243.5p Kelmore Hill Farm; 242p Mount Pleasant Farm; 235.2p Barningham House; 233.3p Nutholm: Herdwick 238.1p Decklyn: Jacob 235p Decklyn: Swaledale 224.4p Barningham House.

Cast Ewes

Dutch Texel £210 Staingills:

Texel £202, £200, £173.50, £172, £164.50, £162.50, £150 Staingills; £180.50, £168.50 Grassgill Lodge; £175, £164, £163, £158.50, £158 Wharton Hall; £160 Far Whittles Farm; £156, £150 Hopewell Farm; £155 Stamp Hill; £150 Street House: Suffolk £164 Staingills; £150 Stamp Hill; £150 Street House; £145 Black Syke: Beltex £160, £150 Far Whittles Farm: Zwartble £140 Powis House: Dorset £140 Hawkrigg Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £136 Villa Farm: Bleu du Maine £135 Newsham Grange; £130 High Meadow Farm: Mule £130, £120 Villa Farm; £126 Staingills; £120.50 Barningham House: Lleyn £130 Wharton Hall: Charollais £126 Wodencroft: Herdwick £122 Lower Griseburn: Swaledale £121 Swarthymere; £120, £112 Howgill Farm; £118.50 Villa Farm; £118 Barningham House; £118 High Stennerskeugh; £114 Buddle House; £112 Bank Top; £110 Rigg Farm: Cheviot £118.50 West Farm; £112 Elm Gill: Scotch Blackface £96 Decklyn.

Cast Rams

Texel £170 Cairn Cottage; £160 West Farm; £148 Green Acres: Bluefaced Leicester £162.50 Sandwath Farm: Blue Texel £140.50 Gracies Farm: Swaledale £114.50 Eller Gill Barn; £112 Valley Farm; £102.50 Howgill Farm.