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Date: 30 March 2021 | Primestock

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Kirkby Stephen Prime 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 2,643 sheep were forward consisting of 57 spring lambs, 2,317 prime hoggs and 269 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £177.50 were a pen of 42kg Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Robshaw, Tadcaster which were bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats.

A pen of seven 45kg hoggs sold for £176.50 also from this home and were bought by Lancashire Direct Halal.

Topping at 430p/kg were a pen of three 40kg Beltex cross hoggs which sold for £172 from R Skelton, Newhall Farm, Maryport.

Another pen of five 38kg Beltex cross hoggs sold to make £160.50 (422.4p/kg) also from Newhall Farm.

Messrs Skelton also sold a pen od twenty-two 43kg Texel cross hoggs to make £156.50 (364p/kg) selling to Yorkshire Halal Meats.

Mule hoggs topped at £148 for a pen from Messrs Graham, Brechin which were bought by A Atkinson.

A pen of ten 48kg clipped Mule hoggs sold for £140 (291.7p/kg) from Beck Hill Farm, Richmond and were bought by Scotbeef Ltd.

Suffolk cross hoggs sold to 310.9p/kg for a pen of twenty 46kg hoggs which made £143 form Beck Hill Farm, Richmond and were bought by Lancashire Direct Halal.

Another pen of thirteen 45kg Suffolk cross hoggs sold for £138.50 (307.8p/kg) from Newhall Farm bought by West Scottish Lamb.

Blackfaced hoggs sold to 301.1p/kg for a pen of thirty 45kg hoggs which made £135.50 from Messrs Addison, Greystone House, Kings Meaburn.

Several impressive large penful’s of Swaledale hoggs sold to top at 294.4p/kg for a pen of seventy-two 45kg hoggs which made £132.50 from Messrs Graham, Brechin, another pen of fifty-seven 44kg Swaledale hoggs sold for £129 (293.2p/kg) also from this home.

Some wonderful consignment of Hill Cheviots also topped at £146 for a pen of eleven 50kg hoggs from Messrs Skelton, Maryport. Hill Cheviots also topped at 305.7p/kg for a pen of sixteen 44kg hoggs which sold for £134.50, with another pen of 45kg Cheviots selling for £136.50 (303.3p/kg) from Riverside Farming.

Trade was the dearest seen so far this season with a SQQ average of 300.3p/kg and an overall sale average of 290.7p/kg being achieved which includes over 1000 Swaledale, Mule and hill bred hoggs within this.

Beltex cross hoggs averaged a whopping £155.33 and 3.60p/kg.

Mule hoggs averaged £131.11 for all weights sold.

480 Hill Cheviot hoggs forward sold to average £128.48 and 292.7p/kg.

Cast sheep topped at £160 for a Texel cross ewe from Messrs Walton, Goodlie Hill Farm, Great Asby which was bought by Pak Mecca Meats.

Rough fell ewes sold to £106.50 for a pen of nine ewes from Messrs Handley, Archers Hill, Sedbergh which also bought by Pak Mecca Meats.

Swaledale ewes sold to £90.50 for a pair from Messrs Hill, Whitewall, Great Asby.

Cast sheep numbers fell way short of buyers requirements, and many more could have been sold to extreme demand.

Many more prime hoggs and cast sheep of all classes will be wanted for next weeks sale on the 6th April.    

Leading Hogg Consignment Averages
38    @    45.2kg    £163.72    361.7p    Beck House Farm
9      @    58.5kg    £161.72    276.1p    Crossfell House
111   @    48kg      £144.51    300.8p    Town End Farm
232  @    45.3kg    £144.05    317.3P    Newhall Farm
82    @    48kg       £142.82    297p    Friars Garth
25    @    57.7kg    £139.78    242p    Eastfield Farm
85    @    44.7kg    £139.37    313.4p    Greenbury Grange
24    @    41.9kg    £138.33    329.6p    High Greenbury Farm
120  @    47.1kg    £138.17    293p    Mount Pleasant Farm
45    @    47.5kg    £135.64    285.1p    Kelmore Hill Farm
30    @    45kg       £135.50    301.1p    Greystone House
801  @    47kg       £135.05    287.3p    Riverside Farm

Leading Prices –

Spring Lambs –
Price Per Head –
£157, £146(2), £140 Friars Garth: Dorset £140, £138 Ellwood Croft.

Price Per Kilo
365.7p, 344.4p, 342.5p High Greenbury Farm: 356.8p Friars Garth: Beltex 360p High Greenbury Farm: Dorset 353.8p Ellwood Croft: Texel 348.6p, 344.4p High Greenbury Farm.

Prime Hoggs
Price Per Head –
£177.50, £176.50, £174.50, £165.50(2), £160, £159, £155.50(2) Beck House Farm; £172, £165.50, £160.50(2), £160, £154.50, £152.50 Newhall Farm; £164.50 Crossfell House; £161.50, £159.50 Town End Farm; £156.50, £150 Kelmore Hill Farm; £156.50 Greenbury Grange: Texel £165.50, £162.50, £155.50 Crossfell House; £160.50, £150.50(2), £150 Friars Garth; £160, £155.50, £151.50, £150(2) Town End Farm; £160 Townfoot; £157.50 High Greenbury Farm; £156.50, £151, £150 Riverside Farm; £156.50, £155 Newhall Farm; £156 Eastfield Farm; £155.50 Friars Garth; £152 Beck House Farm; £150 Goodlie Hill Cottage: Suffolk £152.50, £146.50, £146, £145.50, £145 Riverside Farm; £150.50 Town End Farm; £143 Greenbury Grange: Mule £148 Dalbrack Farm; £144.50, £143.50, £140 Riverside Farm; £144 Town End Farm; £140 Greenbury Grange; £140 Eastfield Farm: Cheviot £146, £138.50 Newhall Farm; £144.50 Eastfield Farm; £144, £143, £141.50, £141, £140.50, £136.50, £135.50, £134.50(2) Riverside Farm: £136 Capplegill: Blue Texel £146, £140 Town End Farm: Rouge £145 Town End Farm: Swaledale £136.50(2), £135.50, £132.50, £129 Dalbrack Farm; £127 Eastfield Farm; £126.50 Blunt House; £124 Punchard Farm: Scotch Blackface £135.50 Greystone House: Gritstone £124.50 Riverside Farm.

Price per kilo –
430p 422.4p, 406.6p, 389.5p, 384.9p, 372p, 364.8p, Newhall Farm: 422.6p, 405.8p, 392.2p, 382.9p, 367.8p 361.6p Beck House Farm; 381.7p Kelmore Hill Farm; 370.9p Town End Farm; 359.2p Mill Street: Texel 364p, 356.3p, 352.3p, 324.4p Newhall Farm; 352.4p(2), 325p Town End Farm; 335.1p, 333.7p, 333.3p, 320.7p High Greenbury Farm; 328.4p Friars Garth; 322.6p Greenbury Grange: Blue Texel 356.1p, 350p, 319.8p, 317.1p Town End Farm: Rouge 329.5p Town End Farm: Suffolk 310.9p Greenbury Grange; 307.8p Newhall Farm; 302.2p, 291.9p Riverside Farm: Cheviot 305.7p, 303.3p, 297.1p, 296.4p(3), 296.3p Riverside Farm; 301.3p Preston Manor; 296.2p, 295.1p Capplegill: Scotch Blackface 301.1p Greystone House: Swaledale 294.4p, 293.2p, 282.3p, 262.5p Dalbrack Farm; 262.9p, 260.3p Buddle House: Mule 291.7p Greenbury Grange; 276.5p Kelmore Hill Farm; 266.7p Capplegill; 264.6p East Rackwood Hill Farm; 264.4p, 260.9p Riverside Farm; 260.9p Blades Filed Farm; 260.2p Burton Hill: Gritstone 289.5p Riverside Farm.

Cast Ewes
£160 Goodlie Hill Farm; £150, £142.50 Littleburn Farm; £150, £144 Swarthymere; £146.50 Parkside; £140 Goodlie Hill Cottage: Beltex £122.50 Wodencroft; £120 Littleburn Farm; £118.50 Goodlie Hill Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £120.50 Whingill: Rough £106.50 Archers Hall; £86.50 Ellergill: Cheviot £99.50, £90 Crossfell House; £91.50 Townfoot: Swaledale £90.50 Whitewall Farm; £87.50 Whingill; £81.50 West Friar House; £81.50 Step Ends Farm; £80.50 Archers Hall.

Cast Rams

Bluefaced Leicester £150 Whitewall Farm; £110 Archers Hall: Texel £144 Goodlie Hill Farm:   Beltex £100 Mill Street: Rough £110 Archers Hall: Swaledale £79.50 Greenhills Farm: