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Date: 02 August 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 3,810 sheep were forward consisting of 1,614 prime lambs, 1,302 cast sheep and 894 store lambs

Topping the sale at £212 was a 66 kilo Texel lamb from Craig Douglas, Wetheriggs Farm, Penrith, 61 Kilo Texel lambs sold to make £182 and 55 kilo lambs to £172 also from Craig Douglas. 

The 11 lambs from this home sold to average 54 kilos, £150.55.

Topping at 371.8p per kilo were a pen of three 42.5 kilo Beltex cross lambs which made £158 from Messrs Pickard, Leicestershire with 49 kilo lambs making £152 also from this home.  Another pen of 11, 42 kilo lambs sold to make £148.50 (353.6p per kilo) also from Messrs Pickard. 

Messrs Storey, Limestone Cottage, Penrith sold 46 kilo Beltex cross lambs to make £151. 

Charlotte and Georgia Davies, Leicestershire sold a pen of 11, 41.5 kilo Beltex cross lambs to make £150.  The consignment of 40 lambs from this home sold to average 41.8kilos £145 (348p per kilo). 

A pen of 16, 35 kilo Beltex cross lambs sold to make £126.50 (361.4p per kilo) from Messrs Slater, Whiteley Hey Farm, Macclesfield. 

Trade for all classes and weights of prime lambs was much stronger than any other recently seen with an SQQ average of 270.39p and an overall average of 265.48p per kilo being achieved. 

Smart bred and heavy lambs were in strong demand with Suffolk cross lambs topping at £135 from Messrs Chippendale, Mere Bank Farm, Bleatarn and heavy Mules topping at £126 from Messrs Inman, Kilnknowe, Lockerbie. 

Texel cross Mule lambs sold to £140 for a pen of five lambs from Messrs Robson, Malton. 

Messrs Inman, Lockerbie sold a pen of 9, 49 kilo Texel cross Mule lambs to make £134 (273.5p per kilo). 

Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington sold a pen of 50 kilo Texel cross Mule lambs to make £125 (250p per kilo) with another pen of 10 49.5 kilo Texel cross Mules making £124 (250.5p per kilo) also from Stubsgill Farm. 

Cast sheep were another flying trade here at Kirkby Stephen!.

Toping this section at £235 was a Texel cross ewe from Messrs Balmer, Grassgill.

Charollais cross ewes sold to £210 from Messrs Sayer, Town End Farm, Penrith. 

Bluefaced Leicester ewes sold to £167.50 for a pair from Messrs Longstaff, Bail Hill View, Barnard Castle.

Mule ewes sold to £141.50 from Messrs Pedley, Yore House, Sedbergh. 

Blackfaced ewes sold to £123.50 from Messrs Allonby, Laneside, Kirkby Stephen. 

Swaledale ewes topped at £120 from Messrs Buckle, Bleathgill, Barras. 

Cast Rams sopped at £215 for a pair of Texel cross from Messrs Slater, Whiteley Hey Farm, Macclesfield. 

All classes of cast sheep required here at Kirkby Stephen on a weekly basis to a competitive ringside of buyers!.

Lamb Leading Consignment Averages
No.         Kg           p/kg          £/head       From
11    @    54.7         274.85p    £150.55    C Douglas, Penrith
40    @    41.84kg    347.77p    £145.50    C&G Davies, Leicestershire
90    @    42.32kg    332.16p    £140.56    WF&RCM Pickard, Leicestershire
3      @    51.33kg    266.23p    £136.67    C&R Metcalfe, Richmond
10    @    46.2kg      288.53p    £133.30    W Storey, Penrith
21    @    53.86kg    240.36p    £129.45    TA Robson & Son, Malton
30    @    48.83kg    260.82p    £127.37    W&R Lawson, Distington
24    @    49kg        255.91p    £125.40    PT&J Inman, Lockerbie
19    @    44.45kg    277.15p    £123.18    DJ&S Atkinson, Bleatarn
143  @    37.19kg    330.07p    £122.75    GE&VH Slater, Macclesfield
8     @    49.94kg    241.93p    £120.81    JF Weighell, Richmond

Leading Prices –

Spring lambs

Price per head

Texel £212, £182, £172, £145. £135 (2) Wetheriggs Farm; £141, £135, £125 (2) Stubsgill Farm; £140, £136, £134, £130 Newstead Grange; £140, £134 Whiteley Hey Farm; £140, £130 Park House Farm (Metcalf); £140 East Rackwood Hill; £136 Ling Cottage; £136 Low Grassgill; £135, £134, £126 Kilnknowe; £134 Galloper Park (Lowis); £130 Limestone Cottage; £127.50 Park Farm; £126 Abbey Park; £125 Leekworth Gardens: Beltex £158, £152, £148.50, £147 (2), £142, £140, £135 Cheney House Farm; £151, £145, £136 (2) Limestone Cottage; £150, £148, £144 (2), £142 Top Field Farm; £142 Abbey Park; £139, 132 Stubsgill Farm; £139, £135 Town End Farm (Sayer); £132.50 Whiteley Hey Farm; £130 Park Farm: Suffolk £135, £119 Mere Bank; £118 How Nook; £118, £111, £110.50, £110 Keld Farm; £112 Wiske Moor: Charollais £128.50 Wodencroft Farm: Mule £126 Kilnknowe; £110 Castle Hill; £108 Keld Farm; £102 Oxclose: Dutch Texel £117 Staingills: Blackfaced £108 Decklyn: Swaledale £60 East Unthank Farm. 

Price per kilo

Beltex 371.8p, 353.6p, 342.2p, 341.5p, 326.7p, 326.7p, 325.3p, 312p, 310.2p Cheney House Farm; 361.4p, 347p, 346.3p, 334.6p, 331p, Top Field Farm; 347.5p Town End Farm (Sayer); 361.4p, 331.3p, 329.6p, 325p, Whiteley Hey Farm; 328.3p Limestone Cottage; 315.9p Stubsgill Farm; 314.1p Abbey Park: Texel 321.2p, 312.7p, 298.4p Wetheriggs Farm; 313.3p, 277.8p Stubsgill Farm; 312.6p Low Grassgill; 311.1p, 297.8p Whiteley Hey Farm; 306.5p, 296.5p Park Farm; 296.2p, 272.8p Staingills; 205.7p Ling Cottage; 290p High Toft Hill; 280p Abbey Park; 277.6p Leekworth Gardens’ 273.5p Kilnknowe; 270p Oxclose; Charollais 298.8p Wodencroft; Dutch Texel 278.6p Staingills Suffolk 165p Low Grasgill; 250.6p, 246.5p, 243.5p, 242.9p Wiske Moor; 248.3p, 247.9p, 241.1p Mere Bank; 246.9p Staingills; 244.8p Needless Hall; 241.5p Keld Farm: Blackfaced 245.5p Decklyn: Mule 244.4p Castle Hill; 240p Keld Farm; 231.8p Oxclose; 225.6p West Hindon Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £235 Low Grassgill; £195, £150 Yore House; £180, £170., £168.50, £150 Staingills; £180 Stoneriggs; £174, £152 Marriforth; £168, £164.50, £156.50, £150 (2) Carkin Moor Farm; £166.50 Kilnknowe; £163.50 Roger Moor Farm; £158.50 Mere Bank; £158.50 Thwaite House Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £167.50 Bail Hill View; £149.50, £125.50 Asby Grange; £135 Yore House; £128.50 Claylands: Charollais £210 Town End Farm (Sayer): Beltex £158.50, £150 Easegill Head; £148, £137 Limestone Cottage; £147.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £140, £134.50 Ash Garth; £140 Roger Moor Farm; £134 Goodlie Hill Farm: Suffolk £165.50 Staingills; £162.50, £131.50 Mere Bank; £136.50 Black Syke: Mule £141.50 , £110.50 Yore House; £117.50 Claylands; £116.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £115.50 Bridge End Farm; £115.50 Staingills; £115.50 Pasture House Farm; £114.50 Friar House Farm; £114.50 Leekworth Gardens: Easy Care £126.50 Ling Cottage: Blackfaced £123.50 Laneside; £106.50, £96.50 Decklyn: Swaledale £120, £94.50 Bleathgill; £118 Garnthwaite; £112.50 Bank Barn Farm; £110 Stoneriggs; £102.50 West End; £94.50 East Unthank; £94.50 Asby Grange; £90 Yore House: Lleyn £119.50 Woodfoot: Cheviot £114.50 Castle Hill; £92.50 Bents Farm: Rough Fell £109 The Gables: Zwartble £106.50 Bowderdale Head: Herdwick £82.50 The Gables. 

Cast Rams

Texel £215 Whiteley Hey Farm; £138.50 Yore House; £130 Pasture House Farm: Charollais £136 Whiteley Hey Farm: Swaledale £114.50 Glebe Farm; £98.50 Bowderdale Head; £97.50 Parrick House Farm; £92.50 West Briscoe.