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Date: 26 July 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 2,762 sheep were forward consisting of 1,752 prime lambs and 1,010 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £160 was a 59kg Blue Texel cross lamb from Messrs Jewitt, Gracies Farm, Barnard Castle which was bought by A. Atkinson, Harrogate.

Topping at 336.6p/kg were a pen of 41kg Beltex cross lambs which made £138 from Messrs Sutcliffe and were bought by M Helliwell, Rochdale.

Beltex cross lambs topped at £144 and 334.9p/kg for a pen of 43kg lambs from Messrs Atkinson, Abbey Park, Bleatarn, purchased by M. Helliwell.

Messrs Davies, Field Top Farm, Gaddesby, Leicester sold 49kg Beltex cross lambs to make £144 which were bought by A. Atkinson.

A pen of 43kg Beltex cross lambs also sold for £143 (332.6p/kg) also from Messrs Davies, Leicestershire.

Texel cross lambs sold to £140 from Messrs Pedley, Yore House, Sedbergh.

Cast Sheep were another flying trade with all classes competitively bid for.

Topping this section at £226.50 were a pair of Texel ewes from Messrs Teward, New View Farm, Darlington.

Messrs Watson, West Hindon, Barnard Castle also sold Texel cross ewes to £216.

Beltex cross ewes sold to £180 for a pen of 6 from Messrs Dodd, Skylin, Temple Sowerby.

Bluefaced Leicester ewes sold to £175 from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton.

Mule ewes topped at £137.50 from Messrs Wilson, Searchlight, Middlesborough.

Messrs Walton, Rockcliffe Farm, Darlington sold a pen of 13 Mule ewes to make £135.50.

Swaledale ewes sold to £110.50 from Messrs Birbeck, West End, Kirkby Stephen.

Messrs Ridley, Wood Hall, Hesket Newmarket sold a pen of 10 Swaledale ewes to make £110.

 Lamb Leading Consignment Averages
No.        Kg    p/kg    £/head    From
43    @    42.6kg    £130.03    305.2p    C&G Davies, Leicester
17    @    44.2kjg    £129.12    291.8p    M/s Somerville, Newby
18    @    45.6kg    £128.11    280.5p    DJ&S Atkinson, Bleatarn
9      @    43.1kg    £123.72    286.9p    HG Jackson, Kings Meaburn
18    @    45.6kg    £123.53    270.5p    G Sowerby, Ormside
7     @    40.1kg    £123.07    306.5p    JS&JO Dodd, Temple Sowerby
58    @    41.9kg    £121.90    290.3p    AR Sutcliffe, Middlesborough
10    @    42.6kg    £120.75    283.4p    JC Bainbridge & Sons, Soulby
39    @    46.2kg    £120.42    260.3p    JR&M Richardson, Darlington
93    @    43kg        £120.88    281.1p    WF&RCM Pickard, Leicestershire

Leading Prices –

Spring lambs

Price per head

Blue Texel £160, £114 Gracies Farm: Beltex £144 Abbey Park; £144, £143, £134, £133, £132, £129.50, £128, £126.50 Top Field Farm; £139, £138, £129, £128.50, £126 Church Farm; £138, £126 Skylin; £136.50, £130, £125 Little Beck; £136, £130 Lansmere; £135, £126 Moor Riggs; £134, £125 Prospect Farm; £134, £128, £126.50(2), £121, £120.50 Cheney House Farm; £134, £120 Terrys Farm; £128, £121 Bonnygate Farm; £127, £120 West Briscoe; £123.50 Barnskew; £122.50 Swarthymere; £121.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £121.50 Sawbridge Hall; £120 Newfield Farm; £120 Windygate; £120 Bonny Rigg; £120 Grassgill Lodge; £120 Fair View: Texel £140, £122.50 Yore House; £138, £135, £127.50, £123.50 Abbey Park; £137, £120.50, £120 Terrys Farm; £137, £125 Lansmere; £136 Church Farm; £135 Swarthymere; £135, £125, £121.50 Etherley House; £134, £120 Hallbankgate Farm; £128 Rosgill Head; £126, £125, £121 Grassgill Lodge; £125, £120 Middle Shipley Farm; £124, £120.50 Cheney House Farm; £123 Townend; £123 Prospect Farm; £121 Jardines; £120 Moor Riggs; £120 West Briscoe; £120 Barnskew: Dutch Texel £134, £127 Terrys Farm; £132 Moor Riggs: Dutch Spotted £126, £116 Gracies Farm: Charollais £118.50 Moor Riggs; £107.50 Swarthymere: Suffolk £109 Rosgill Head; £106 Lankaber: Cheviot £99 Rathvale Farm: Mule £99 Manor Court; £98 Keisley Farm; £96.50 Cote House Barn: Hampshire £97 Windygate: Rough £73 Manor Court: Swaledale £64 West End.

Price per kilo

Beltex 336.6p, 315.9p, 315p, 314.6p, 306p, 290p Church Farm; 334.9p Abbey Park; 332.6p, 322p, 312.2p, 308.3p, 304.5p, 302.3p, 294.2p, 293.9p Top Field Farm; 328.6p, 323.1p Skylin; 319p, 298.7p, 285.9p, 280p Prospect Farm; 317.4p, 297.6p Little Beck; 317.1p, 309.1p Lansmere; 302.6p, 300p, 286.6p Newfield Farm; 300p Moor Riggs; 300p West Briscoe; 290.9p, 288.1p Bonnygate Farm; 289.3p Hallbankgate Farm; 289.3p, 287.5p, 285.1p, 284.4p, 282.9p, 281.1p Cheney House Farm; 285.7p Terrys Farm; 285.4p Yore House; 280p Barnskew; Texel 290.7p Lansmere; 289.8p, 287.2p, 268.5p, 260.4p Abbey Park; 285.4p, 267.8p Terrys Farm; 280p Stanhope Gate; 274.4p Breaks Hall; 273.9p, 268.3p Cheney House Farm; 273.8p Church Farm; 273.3p Prospect Farm; 271.7p Etherley House; 268.9p Jardines; 267.1p Crookholm Farm; 265.6p Etherley House; 263p Grassgill Lodge; 262.7p Hallbankgate Farm; 262.2p West Briscoe; 260.9p Moor Riggs; 260p Newfield Farm: Dutch Texel 276.1p, 262.7p Terrys Farm; 264p Moor Riggs: Blue Texel 271.2p Gracies: Charollais 241.8p Moor Riggs; 238.9p Swarthymere; Dutch Spotted 233.3p Gracies Farm: Suffolk 231.9p Rosgill Head; 231p West Hindon Farm; 230.4p Lankaber: Hampshire 225.6p Windygate: Mule 224.4p Cote House Barn; 222.7p Keisley Farm; 220p Manor Court: Cheviot 223p Nova Scotia.

Cast Ewes

Texel £226.50, £145.50, £143.50 New View Farm; £216 West Hindon Farm; £176.50 Sideway Bank; £165, £142.50 Bridge End Farm; £158.50, £144.50 Foxtower View; £158.50, £151.50 Searchlight Farm; £154.50 Breaks Hall; £152.50 Moor Riggs; £150.50 Stanhope Gate; £150 Dry Evers; £142.50 Ellergill(Steadman); £140 Easegill Head; £140 Upper Brydekirk; £140 Goodlie Hill Farm: Beltex £180, £165 Skylin: Bluefaced Leicester £175, £162 Hundith House; £145.50 Whingill; £136.50 Rouge Garth: Charollais £170 Moor Riggs; £136.50 Upper Brydekirk: Suffolk £166.50, £162.50 Stanhope Gate Farm; £156.50 Bridge Farm House; £150 Rockcliffe Farm; £140.50 The Gables: Lleyn £145.50 Whingill: Mule £137.50 Searchlight Farm; £135.50 Rockcliffe Farm; £135.50 Waterhouses; £130.50 Manor Court; £130 Dry Evers; £126.50, £116.50 Hartley Castle; £126.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £125.50 Middle Shipley Farm; £122.50 Buckles Farm; £119.50 Bridge End Farm; £118.50 Williams House; £117.50 Stanhope Gate: Cheviot £130, £124.50, £120.50 Coupland Beck; £115 Middle Bank End Farm: Masham £123.50 Sandford Hall: Swaledale £110.50 West End; £110 Wood Hall; £106, £90 Pasture House Farm; £105.50 Barningham House; £105.50, £95.50 Easegill Head; £98.50 Keisely Farm; £98.50 Thorney Gale; £96.50 Waterhouses; £96.50 Williams House; £95.50, £90 Hundith House; £95.50 Greenriggs; £94.50 The Gables: Rough £106.50, £88.50 Manor Court; £106.50 Greenside Farm: Teeswater £104.50 The Oaks: Herdwick £102.50 The Gables; £80 Rockcliffe Farm: Scotch Blackface £86.50 Middle Shipley Farm: Hebridean £62.50 Fines House Farm.

Cast Rams

Texel £158.50 Searchlight; £140.50 Hundith House; £120 Stoneriggs: Bluefaced Leicester £138.50 Gillses Farm: Swaledale £100 Stoneriggs; £98.50 Fieldham House; £94.50 Gillses Farm: Herdwick £80 The Gables.