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Date: 16 February 2021 | Breeding Sheep

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Kirkby Stephen In Lamb Ewe Sale

Kirkby Stephen, Faraday Road, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4QL

On Tuesday evening Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held the sale of inlamb breeding ewes which included the dispersal of Messrs Wharton, Sykeside, Soulby’s Flock.

A pair of Texel cross shearlings which were part of Messrs Whartons consignment topped the sale at £185 selling to Messrs Bindloss, Shap Abbey.

Also topping the ewe section were a pen of 5 2-3 shear Texel cross ewes from Sykeside which sold for £170 to Messrs Bindloss.

Mule ewes topped at £156 for a pen of 12 3-5 shear ewes inlamb to Beltex x Texel from Messrs Capstick, Duckintree Farm, Kaber which sold to Messrs Gilson, Durham.

Messrs Wharton sold a wonderful run of 50 Masham stock ewes which were a wonderful packet of strong natural breeding ewes and were a credit to him.

These generated great interest and sold to a top of £158 for a pen of 8 shearlings inlamb to the Beltex x Texel selling to Messrs Oliver, Crook.

Another pen of 10 2-3 shear Masham ewes from this same home sold for £155 also selling to
Messrs Oliver.

Swaledale ewes topped at £130 for a pen of 15 4-5 shear inlamb to the Bluefaced Leicester from Messrs Wilson, Gill Head Farm, Troutbeck selling to Messrs Hill, Whitewall Farm, Great Asby.

Cheviot ewes topped at £142 for a pen of 10 correct ewes inlamb to the Bluefaced Leicester from Messrs Horn, Appleby which were bought by Messrs Strong, Maulds Meaburn.

All classes of inlamb sheep met a strong enquiry from plenty of potential buyers and many more could have been easily sold.

Leading Prices

Gimmer Shearlings – Texel £185 Sykeside: Beltex £160 Wat Garth: Masham £158 Sykeside.

Ewes – Texel £170, £158 Sykeside: Masham £155, £150(2), £148(2) Sykeside: Mule £156 Duckintree Farm: Cheviot £142 Pinewood Heights: Swaledale £130, £120 Gill Head Farm.