Kirkby Stephen Breeding Sheep Sale

10th May 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart, held their annual New Fair show and Sale of Breeding sheep on Thursday 10th May, where a catalogued entry of 1,500 sheep were on offer.

Topping the sale at £121 per life or £242 per outfit was the first prize pen of 10 Mule Gimmer Hoggs with Suffolk x lambs at foot consigned by local sheep farmer Messrs Winter Bros, Clickham Farm, Appleby and were bought by regular supporters Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm, Penrith.

First Prize pen of Mule hoggs with lambs at foot consigned by Winter Bros, Clickham Farm, Appleby
Left/Right Grace Dobson of Laurence Pierce (Wool Merchants) Sponsors, Jimmy Winter of Winter Bros Vendor, Simon Garth of Clapham Judge

Taking the first prize Continental cross hoggs were a pen of five Texel cross hoggs with Texel lambs at foot from Messrs Pedley, Yore House which sold for £120 per life or £240 per unit selling to Messrs Hutchinson, Old Spital farm, Barnard Castle.

First Prize pen of Continental cross hoggs with lambs at foot consigned by JC&E Pedley & Sons, Yore House, Lunds
Left/Right Grace Dobson of Laurence Pierce (Wool Merchants) Sponsors, George & Martin Pedley of JC&E Pedley & Sons Vendors, Simon Garth of Clapham Judge, Tom Metcalfe of Northern Boiler Grants, Sponsors

The first prize Swaledale ewes with lambs was taken by Messrs Armstrong, Ghyll Croft, Ainstable with a pen of 5 Ewes with 10 Mule Lambs at foot which made £69 per life or £207 per unit.

Topping the Swaledale ewes at £94 per life was a pen of ewes with single Mule lambs at foot from Messrs Bousfield, Fieldham House, which were bought by Mr P Sowerby, Langton field.

Mr D Fearon, Workington sold aged Texel cross ewes with twin Texel x lambs at foot for £91 per lift or £230 per outfit.

The pre show was kindly Judge by Simon Garth, Clapham and was kindly  sponsored by Laurence Pierce (Wool Merchants), Pendragon Vets and Northern Boiler Grants and the following awards were made:-

10 Mule Hoggs with Lambs
1st     Messrs Winter Bros, Clickham Farm – £121
2nd    D Fearon, Fell View – £96

5 Continental cross Hoggs with Lambs
1st     JE&E Pedley & Sons, Yore House – £120
2nd    JE&E Pedley & Sons, Yore House – £110
3rd     DA & MJ Pedley, Rookby Scarth – £90

5 Swaledale Ewes with Lambs
1st     BI Armstrong, Ghyll Croft – £69
2nd    PG Sayer, Musgrave House – £91
3rd     BI Armstrong, Ghyll Croft – £47

Leading Prices per Life:

Hoggs with Lambs – Mule £121 Clickham; £96 Fell View Farm: Texel £120, £110, £95, £93.50 Yore House; £102, £98, £95 Heather Bank; £95 Heather Bank; £92, £90 Rookby Scarth; £91 Roseleigh.

Shearlings with Lambs – Texel £120 Yore House; £84 Well House; £70 Langton Field: Mule £65.50 Rathvale Farm.

Ewes with Lambs – Beltex £111 Langton Field: Swaledale £94, £67, £53.50, £51.50, £50.50 Fieldham House; £91, £82.50, £71, £60, £56, £54.50, £53 Musgrave House; £69, £56, £54.50 Ghyll Croft; £56, £52, £51 Edges Green; £51.50 Montgomery Road; £51 Poppin Cottage: Texel £91 Fell View Farm; £71.50, £67, £59, £55 Well House; £58 Rookby Scarth: Suffolk £72, £68.50 Rathvale Farm: Mule £71, £61 Rathvale Farm; £66 Oak House; £63.50, £63, £62.50 (2) Amersber Cottage: Cheviot £64, £62, £57.50 Dry Howe: Blackface £63 Langton Field: Herwick £31 South View.

Gimmer Hoggs – Beltex £127 Langton Field