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Date: 31 May 2022

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Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Anniversary Show & 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 2,665 sheep were forward consisting of 1,062 spring lambs, 1,041 prime hoggs and 562 cast sheep.

Topping the lambs at £208 were the Reserve Champion pair of lambs a pair of 50kg Texel cross lambs from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was bought by James Birkbeck on behalf of Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Topping the lambs at 500p/kg was a 40kg Beltex cross lamb which made £200 from Messrs Lyle, Staingills, Penrith.

Our annual Anniversary Show which was combined with the Queens Jubilee show was held which was kindly sponsored by the NFU Mutual, Appleby and with judging being carried out by Lee Reade of Field Fresh Trading.

The overall championship was awarded to the first placed pair of Beltex cross lambs which weighed 46kg and sold for £205 (445.7p/kg) consigned by Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside and which were successfully purchased by the Judge for Field Fresh Trading.

Show Results

G Sowerby, Terrys Farm - 50kg £208 (416p/kg)

TW Hunter, Upper Brydekirk – 42kg £180 (428.6p/kg)
NJ&C Barker, Middle Bank End Farm – 42kg £162 (385.7p/kg)

G Sowerby, Terry Farm – 46kg £205 (445.7p/kg)
S Armstrong & Sons, Moor Riggs  - 43kg £175 (407p/kg)
TW Hunter, Upper Brydekirk – 42kg £164 (390.5p/kg)

KJ&C Wilson Ltd, Wood Farm – 47kg £168 (357.4p/kg)

G Sowerby, Terrys Farm – 50kg £174 (348p)
JM&AM Morland, Starrah – 47kg £150 (319.1p/kg)

Any other breed
S Armstrong & Sons, Moor Riggs – 42kg £178 (423.8p/kg)
NJ&C Barker, Middle Bank End – 40kg £162 (405p/kg)
G Sowerby, Terrys Farm – 48kg £186 (387.5p/kg)

Champion : G Sowerby, Terrys Farm – Beltex

Reserve Champion : G Sowerby, Terrys Farm – Texel

Champion (L-R) Amanda Wallbank for NFU Mutual Appleby (Sponsors), Consignor Ian Sowerby, Judge Lee Reade and Dayna Hamilton for NFU Mutual Appleby, (sponsors).

Reserve Champion (L-R) Amanda Wallbank for NFU Mutual Appleby (Sponsors), Consignor Ian Sowerby, Judge Lee Reade and Dayna Hamilton for NFU Mutual Appleby, (sponsors).

Another overall sale average of 351.45p/kg and £144.67 was achieved.

Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm sold a pair of 48kg Dutch Texel CROSS LAMBS WHICH SOLD FOR £186 SELLING TO Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall, Carlisle sold a pair of 44kg Beltex cross lambs to make £181.

Messrs Ewin, Black Syke, Sandford sold a pair od 45kg Beltex cross lambs to make £180.

Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan sold a pair of 42kg Texel cross lambs making £180.

Suffolk cross lambs topped at £174 for a pair of 50kg lambs from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Far,

30 pens and 128 lambs sold between 400-500p/kg

49 pens and 161 lambs sold between £160-£208

Prime hoggs sold to £184 for three separate pens of 71 and 64kg Texel cross hoggs with their teeth up from Messrs Hetherington, Old Hall Farm.

The whole consignment of 112 Suffolk and Texel cross hoggs from this home sold to average £162.76.

Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm, Workington sold 61kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £180.

Messrs Slater, Whitley Hey Farm, Macclesfield sold a pen of six Beltex cross hoggs to make £179 with another pen of eleven 62kg hoggs making £170, the consignment of 35 hoggs averaged £168 from Whitley Hey.

Hill cheviot hoggs topped at £152.50 and 299p/kg for a pen of 22 51kg hoggs from Messrs Dawson, Mount Pleasant Farm, York.

Suffolk cross hoggs sold to £175 from Messrs Hetherington, Old Hall Farm.

Messrs Bowling, York sold a pen of 23 48kg Suffolk cross hoggs to make £145 (302.1p/kg).

Swaledale hoggs sold to £128.50 for a pen of 10 53kg hoggs with their teeth up from Messrs Dawson, York.

Cast sheep were said to be one of the dearest trades ever seen!!

Topping at £215 were Texel cross ewes from Messrs Chippendale, Wharton Hall, Kirkby Stephen.

Hill cheviot ewes topped at £160.50 from Messrs Mark, Sunny Gill Farm, Penrith.

Mule ewes sold to £152.50 for a pen of 10 from Messrs Walton, Rockcliffe Farm, Darlington.

Swaledale ewes broke new records topping at £138 for a pair of ewes from Messrs Akrigg, Manor House Farm, Skipton.

Messrs Allinson, West Briscoe, Barnard Castle also sold Swaledale ewes to £130.

Swaledale cast rams topped at £152.50 for a pair from Messrs Akrigg, Skipton.

A fantastic overall sale average of £130.15 for 562 ewes was achieved with this including over 200 horned ewes!

Many more ewes of all classes are required to meet extreme demand here at Kirkby Stephen on a weekly basis!!

Leading Consignment Averages (Spring Lambs)












G Sowerby, Ormside






WL Musgrave & Sons, Carlisle






G&EA Ewin, Appleby in Westmorland






S Armstrong & sONS, Thrimby






TW Hunter, Annan






JR&M Richardson, Darlington






Hallbankgate Farms, Hallbankgate






AR Sutcliffe, Middlesborough






M/s Lyle, Culgaith






KJ&CS Wilson, Thursby






TA Robson & Son, Malton

Leading Prices –

Spring lambs
Price per head-Texel
£208 Terrys Farm; £180 Upper Brydekirk; £167, £160, £151, £150 Moor Riggs; £166, £165, £157, £156, £155, £152, £151(2) Staingills; £165 Black Syke; £163, £160 Etherley House; £162 Hallbankgate Farm; £162 Middle Bank End Farm; £160, £159.50, £152, £151 Newstead Grange; £158 Street House; £157 Old Mill Flatt; £155 Hallbankgate Farm; £155, £153, £152, £150.50, £150 Wood Farm; £154 Clarks Farm; £150 Stamp Hill Farm: Beltex £205, £168 Terrys Farm; £200, £174, £171, £168, £160.50 Staingills; £181, £170, £166, £162, £161(2) Cardew Hall; £180, £174, £166.50 Black Syke; £175, £163 Moor Riggs; £173, £171, £166 Church Farm; £167, £163 Wood Farm; £166 Hallbankgate Farm; £164, £162 Upper Brydekirk: Dutch Texel £186, £172 Terrys Farm; £178 Moor Riggs; £162 Middle Bank End Farm; £160 Staingills: Suffolk £174, £165 Terrys Farm; £168, £160, £146, £144.50, £144, £142 Wood Farm; £161 Black Syke; £152 Clarks Farm; £150 Starrah; £147 Staingills: Blue Texel £170 Bonny Rigg; £156 Staingills: Charollais £149, £136 Orchard Farm; £145, £138.50 House & Holme Farm; £135 Friendship Farm: Mule £112 Greenriggs; £106 Whingill.

Price per kilo-Beltex 500p, 427.5p, 416.2p, 415.8p, 414.3p, 402.7p, 401.3p, 400p Staingills; 445.7p Terrys Farm; 432.5p, 427.5p Church Farm; 425p, 411.4p, 402.5p Cardew Hall; 424.4p, 402.6p, 400p Black Syke; 410.5p, 407.9p, 402.7p Wharton Hall; 407.5p Wood Farm; 407p Moor Riggs; 402.6p Street House; 400p Hallbankgate Farm: Texel 428.6p Upper Brydekirk; 416p Terrys Farm; 395p, 374.4p,  Street House; 388.4p, 365.9p Moor Riggs; 387.2p, 366.7p Staingills; 385.7p Middle Bank End Farm; 383.7p Black Syke; 374.4p, 365.9p Stamp Hill Farm; 372.5p, 370.7p, 360.5p Wood Farm; 372.1p, 371.6p Etherley House; 365p Danotty Hall; 365p Martindale Farm; 360.5p Hallbankgate Farm: Dutch Texel 423.8p Moor Riggs; 421.1p Staingills; 405p Middle Bank End Farm; 387.5p Terrys Farm: Blue Texel 386.4p, 362.5p Bonny Rigg; 380.5p Staingills: Suffolk 357.4p, 339.5p, 336p, 334.9p, 330.2p Wood Farm; 351.3p Rockcliffe Farm; 348p, 343.8p Terrys Farm; 336.3p Wharton Hall; 335.4p Black Syke; 334.6p Crawlease Farm; 334.1p Staingills; 331.7p Middle Bank End Farm: Charollais 340p, 331.1p Orchard Farm; 337.5p Friendship Farm; £337.2p House & Holme Farm; 332.5p Stamp Hill Farm; 331.6p Starrah: Mule 278.9p Whingill.

Prime Hoggs
Price per head –Texel
£184(3), £173, £165, £162.50, £160.50, £157, £155 Old Hall Farm; £166, £159.50, £156(2) Sunny Gill Farm; £165 Whiteley Hey Farm; £155(2), £154, £153.50, £152, £151 Mount Pleasant Farm; £154 Kelmore Hill Farm; £150 Raygill Farm: Beltex £180 Kelmore Hill Farm; £179, £170, £164, £156 Whiteley Hey Farm: Suffolk £175, £164, £160 Old Hall Farm; £160 Peep O Day Farm; £156, £152 Mount Pleasant; £145 Crompton Farm: Cheviot £152.50, £140, £138p Mount Pleasant: Mule £136.50, £131.50 Sunny Gill Farm; £136, £130(2) Mount Pleasant Farm; £135 Home Farm; £130.50 Crompton Farm: Scotch Blackface £133.50, £132.50 Mount Pleasant Farm: Easycare £133 Mount Pleasant Farm: Swaledale £128.50, £127.50, £127, £125, £124.50, £122.50, £122 Mount Pleasant Farm; £122 Low Cow Helm: Herdwick £125 Mount Pleasant Farm.

Price Per kilo –Beltex 328.6p, 304.8p, 295.1p Kelmore Hill Farm; 324.3p Mount Pleasant Farm; 323.8p, 292.9p Crompton Farm; 320p Hallbankgate Farm: Texel 318.4p, 292.2p New Hummerbecks Farm; 314.8p, 313.3p, 310p, 302.1p, 302p, 300p(2), 298.1p, 296.1p Mount Pleasant Farm; 308p Peep O Day Farm; 304.2p, 294.3p, 291.5p Sunny Gill Farm; 302.2p, 298.9p, 295.6p, 293.6p Crompton Farm: Suffolk 302.1p, 262.7p Crompton Farm; 283.6p, 276.4p Mount Pleasant Farm; 275p, 271.4p, 271.2p Peep O Day Farm: Cheviot 299p, 276p Mount Pleasant Farm: Mule 283.3p, 270.8p, 263.3p Mount Pleasant Farm; 261p Crompton Farm: Easycare 283p Mount Pleasant Farm: Scotch Blackface 267p Mount Pleasant Farm: Herdwick 260.4p Mount Pleasant Farm: Shetland 260.3p New Hummerbecks Farm: Swaledale 254.2p Mount Pleasant Farm; 254.2p Low Cow Helm; 250p Peep O Day Farm; 250p(3) Mount Pleasant Farm.

Cast Ewes: Texel £215, £206.50, £196.50, £188, £184.50, £173.50 Wharton Hall; £210, £176 Upper Brydekirk; £200, £175 Terrys Farm; 198, £190, £184.50, £170 Staingills; £198, £172, £170.50 Brackenslack (Seymour); £196.50, £174.50 Street House; £192.50, £172 Etherley House; £190, £178 Danotty Hall; £185 Rockcliffe Farm; £180.50 Church Farm; £174.50, £174 Clarks Farm; £174.50 Calva Farm: Suffolk £190 Upper Brydekirk; £168.50 Staingills; £158.50 Terrys Farm; £148.50 Clarks Farm; £142.50 Little Langton Grange; £140.50 Brackenslack (Seymour): Blue Texel £185 Terrys Farm: Beltex £185 Terrys Farm; £168.50 Brackenslack(Millman): Bluefaced Leicester £164, £140 Greenriggs: Cheviot £160.50 Sunny Gill Farm; £130.50 Highfield Farm; £122 Dry Howe: Mule £152.50 Rockcliffe Farm; £148 Raygill Farm; £146.50 Crawleas Farm; £144.50 Rigg Side; £142 Hole House; £140 Staingills; £138 Little Langton Grange; £136.50 Newstead Grange; £130.50 Stephens Farm; £130 East Park Farm: Lleyn £140, £138.50 Whingill: Swaledale £138, £127 Manor House Farm; £130 West Briscoe; £129 Pennine View; £118 Dousgill Farm; £117.50 Rigg Side; £112 Hole House; £12 Park House Farm; £110.50 Step End Farm: Easycare £136.50 Staingills: Zwartble £126.50 Middle Bank End Farm: Shetland £122.50 Middle Bank End Farm: Rough £122 High Lane: Lonk £114 Mill Street.

Cast Rams: Suffolk £198.50 Eden Lodge: Texel £196 Highfield Farm; £176.50 Ravenseat; £164.50 Jerusalem Farm: Swaledale £152.50 Manor House Farm; £128 Dousgill Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £142 Hole House: Scotch Blackface £135 Laneside: Cheviot £130 Dry Howe: