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Date: 14 June 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 2,753 sheep were forward consisting of 1,005 spring lambs, 996 prime hoggs and 752 cast sheep. 

Topping the sale at £180 was a 46kg Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Thompson, Newfield Farm, Sedbergh.

Topping at 410.3p/kg were a pair of 39kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £160 from Messrs Armstrong, Moor Riggs, Penrith.

Also selling for £176 were 47kg Dutch Texel cross lambs from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside.

Susan Sowerby, Terrys Farm also sold a pair of 46kg Dutch Texel cross lambs to make £171.

Messrs Thompson, Newfield sold 42kg Beltex cross lambs to make £170 (404.8p/kg)

Messrs Ewin, Black Syke, Sandford sold a pen of six 39kg lambs to make £155.

Suffolk cross lambs sold to £170 from Messrs Brannen, Scar Top, Penrith.

An overall sale average of 323.3p/kg was achieved which was a stronger trade than most on the week so far.

45 pens and 119 lambs sold between £150-£180.

Prime hoggs topped at £180 for a pen of nine 59kg Texel cross hoggs from Messrs Downie Farming Company, Aberdeenshire.

This same home topped at 372.3p/kg for a pen of eight 47kg Texel cross hoggs which sold for £175.

Messrs Kennedy, Roman Vale, Long Marton sold a pen of six Texel cross hoggs to make £176.

Messrs Dawson, Mount Pleasant Farm, York sold a pen of 24 47kg hill cheviot hoggs to make £140 (297.9p/kg) with another pen of 33 hill cheviot hoggs from this home weighing 47kg making £137 (291.5p/kg).

Cast sheep were another flying trade!

Topping at £245 were a pair of Beltex cross ewes from Messrs Chester, Grassgill Lodge, Soulby.

Texel cross ewes also sold to £240 on two separate occasions, firstly for a pair of ewes from Messrs Brannen, Scar Top, Penrith, with another pen of Texel cross ewes also making £240 from Messrs Lyle, Staingills, Penrith.

Suffolk cross ewes sold to £192 for a pair from Messrs Brannen, Scar Top.

Mule ewes sold to £155 from Messrs Weighell, Fox Grove Farm, Richmond.

Swaledale ewes sold to a top of £120 for a pen from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington.

All classes of ewes and rams were good to sell, and many more numbers are needed to meet the strong demand over the next few weeks!

Leading Consignment Averages (Spring Lambs)
No.        Weight     p/kg        Head       From
19    @    44.6kg    366.1p    £163.39    G Sowerby, Ormside
13    @    44.3kg    354.5p    £157.08    SR&PA Thompson, Sedbergh
18    @    42.2kg    366.4p    £154.92    TW Hunter, Annan
16    @    44.1kg    337.1p    £148.75    S Armstrong, Thrimby
11    @    44.6kg    330.3p    £147.45    DJ&S Atkinson, Bleatarn
34    @    40.5kg    363.3p    £147.35    G&EA Ewin, Sandford
18    @    44.9kg    324.1p    £145.69    JF Weighell, Richmond
11    @    42.5kg    334.2p    £142.23    JD&F Wharton, Tebay
5      @    49.2kg    288.6p    £142.00    J Porter, Long Marton
14    @    44.5kg    318.4p    £141.93    M/s Teward, Darlington
15    @    41.1kg    341p       £140.27    DW&DM Elliott, Mungrisdale

Leading Prices –

Spring lambs

Price per head

Beltex £180, £170, £167, £158.50 Newfield; £168, £165, £160(2), £155, £153.50 Upper Brydekirk; £161, £154 Terrys Farm; £160, £150, £144 Moor Riggs; £158.50 Waitby Farm; £156, £155, £154, £151, £143, £141, £140(2) Staingills; £155, £145 Black Syke; £146.50, £142 Wharton Hall; £144.50, £143.50 Bank House; £140 Castle Hill: Dutch Texel £176, £171 Terrys Farm: Texel £170, £148.50 Rosegill Head; £170, £150.50, £150, £145 Moor Riggs; £170(2) Knock Cross Cottage; £169, £168.50 Terrys Farm; £167, £150, £143 Staingills; £159 Newstead Grange; £159, £145, £142 Black Syke; £154.50 Town Head Farm; £152, £146.50 Fox Grove Farm; £151 Newfield Farm; £150, £146 Abbey Park; £144 New View Farm; £142.50 Clarks Farm; £141 Paradise Farm; £141 Bank House: Suffolk £170, £155, £150 Scar Top; £160 Staingills; £150 Wharton Hall; £143 Stamp Hill Farm; £138 Black Syke: Blue Texel £140 Town Head Farm: Charollais £133.50 Moor Riggs; £125.50 Peep O Day Farm; £122.50 Stamp Hill Farm:

Price per kilo

Beltex 410.3p Moor Riggs; 404.8p, 391.3p, 379.5p, 377.4p Newfield Farm; 397.4p, 371.8p Black Syke; 392.7p, 366.7p Terrys Farm; 390.2p, 381p, 373.3p, 365.5p, 360.5p Upper Brydekirk; 387.5p, 387.2p, 378.4p, 375p, 368.4p, 366.7p, 361.5p Staingills; 375.6p, 364.1p, 361.8p Wharton Hall; 368.4p Castle Hill; 361.3p Bank House; 360.2p Waitby Farm: Texel 375.6p, 358.5p Terry Farm; 365.9p, 355.3p(2), 332.6p Staingills; 364.1p, 353.3p, 345.2p Black Syke; 354.1p Paradise Farm; 351.1p Town Head Farm; 340.9p Abbey Park; 340p, 330p Rosgill Head; 338.9p Middle Bank End Farm; 335.6p Newfield Farm; 333.3p Moor Riggs; 333.3p Scar Top; 333p Fox Grove Farm; 331.4p Clarks Farm: Dutch Texel 374.5p, 371.7p Terrys Farm: Suffolk 348.8p Wharton Hall; 348.8p Stamp Hill Farm; 333.3p Staingills; 320.9p Black Syke: Blue Texel 325.6p Town Head Farm; 320p Gracies Farm: Charollais 314.1p Stamp Hill Farm; 303.4p Moor Riggs.

Prime Hoggs

Price per head –

Texel £180, £175, £146, £145, £140 Newton Farm; £176(2) Roman Vale; £160 High Lane; £160 Skylin; £152.50, £146, £140 Mount Pleasant Farm; £150, £140 West Hindon Farm; £146 Stubsgill Farm; £140(2) Sunny Gill Farm: Beltex £150, £146, £138.50 Sunny Gill Farm: £150 Stubsgill Farm: Suffolk £141.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £138.50 Mount Pleasant Farm; £134.50 Newton Farm: Cheviot £140, £137 Mount Pleasant Farm: Charollais £140 Newton Farm: Mule £122.50, £120 Blades Field Farm; £119 Stubsgill Farm; £119 Sunny Gill Farm; £118 Peep O Day Farm: Swaledale £122 Ravenseat; £120, £110 Helbeck Farm; £118.50 Quarry Farm; £118.50 Town End Farm; £115 West Stoney Keld; £115 West Briscoe; £110.50, £110(2) Mount Pleasant Farm: Scotch Blackface £119.50 Mount Pleasant Farm; £111 Hallbankgate Farm; £108 Peep O Day Farm: Herdwick £104 Hallbankgate Farm; £102 Beechcroft Farm: Shetland £81 Beechcroft Farm.

Price Per kilo –

Texel 383p, 297p Newton Farm; 311.2p, 310.6p, 297.9p, 295.7p(2), 286.5p, 278.3p, 271.1p Mount Pleasant Farm; 280.8p, 270.8p Stubsgill Farm; 280p Sunny Gill Farm; 277.3p Peep O Day Farm: Beltex 304.2p, 288.5p Sunny Gill Farm; 297.3p Newton Farm; 288.5p Stubsgill Farm; 280.5p Hallbankgate: Cheviot 297.9p, 291.5p Mount Pleasant Farm: Suffolk 294.7p, 271.7p, 263.8p Mount Pleasant Farm: Mule 259.1p, 251.1p Peep O Day Farm; 255.2p Blades Field Farm: Scotch Blackface 254.3p Mount Pleasant Farm; 251.2p Peep O Day Farm; 250p Beeckcroft Farm: Herdwick 247.6p Hallbankgate Farm; 241.9p Beechcroft Farm: Swaledale 239.1p, 235.1p, 234p Mount Pleasant Farm; 232.4p Town End Farm.

Cast Ewes

Beltex £245, £210, £200(2), £192, £190 Grassgill Lodge; £205, £200 Staingills; £180 Upper Brydekirk; £160 Skylin; £160 Terrys Farm: Texel £240, £180 Scar Top; £240, £220, £210, £182, £176.50 Staingills; £200(2), £175 Wharton Hall; £200 Clarks Farm; £182, £180 The Buildings Farm; £180 Mill Cottage; £176 Upper Brydekirk; £170 New View Farm: Suffolk £192 Scar Top; £170 Sunny Gill Farm; £155 Terrys Farm; £140, £130 Staingills; £130 Raisgill Hall; £130 New Hummerbecks Farm: Lleyn £170 Wharton Hall; £120 Scar Top: Bluefaced Leicester £165 Blades Field Farm; £140 Rathvale Farm: Mule £155 Fox Grove Farm; £134.50 Mill Cottage; £130.50 Upper Brydekirk; £130 Beechcroft Farm; £130 Raisgill Hall; £130 Staingills: Cheviot £130 Upper Brydekirk; £116 Sunny Gill Farm; £114.50 Skylin: Rough £120 Buckingham Road; £100 Low Stead: Swaledale £120, £114 Stubsgill Farm; £115, £108 West Briscoe; £110 Ash Dub; £100 Oaktree Farm; £100 Woolpits Hill: Scotch Blackface £116 Beechcroft Farm: Masham £112 Crooksbeck.

Cast Rams

Beltex £200, £160, £150 Stubsgill Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £198, £165, £156.50 Stubsgill Farm; £162 Williams House: Charollais £175 New Hummerbecks Farm: Texel £168 Sunny Gill Farm; £148 Middle Bank End Farm: Swaledale £148.50 Town End Farm; £138.50 West Stoney Keld; £130.50 Quarry Farm.