Kirkby Stephen Breeding Sheep Sale

28th September 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd Kirkby Stephen held their annual prize show and sale of Continental, Mule Ewes, Shearlings and Gimmer lambs when a catalogued entry of 3618 sheep were on offer.

Topping the sale at £315 was a pen of five Beltex cross Texel Gimmer Shearlings from Messrs Skidmore, Needless Hall Farm which were purchased by Messrs Richardson, Low Garth, Cockermouth.

The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by Peter Horn Mobile Sheep Dipping, with judging being carried out by Mrs E. Dent, Bowes. Mrs Dent awarded the first placed pen of 10 females to a pen of Beltex crosses consigned by Paul Bartholomew, Kirkby Lonsdale which went on to sell for £250 to the Judge.

1st prize pen of 10 females Left to right Elaine Dent (Judge), Paul Bartholomew (Vendor) & Peter Horn (Sponsor)

Show Results (pens of 10 females)
1st        Paul Bartholomew £250
2nd       Paul Bartholomew £200
3rd        Paul Bartholomew £240

Some top quality consignments of sheep were forward with these types demanding premium prices with plenty of buyers present looking for quality sheep.

Messrs Skidmore sold 30 Beltex cross Shearlings to average £232.67.

Paul Bartholomew sold his great consignment of 100 Beltex and Texel Shearlings to average £195.52.

David Barker, Scarborough sold his wonderful run of 60 Texel cross Shearlings to average £192.82.

Steadman & Judy Dodd, West View sold their consignment of 397 continental cross Shearlings to 4 shears to average £153.15.

Leading Prices:

Gimmer Shearlings – Beltex £315, £260, £230, £225, £195, £178 Needless Hall Farm; £250, £240, £200, £195, £185, £175, £150(2) Glebe Court; £222, £205, £190, £182(2), £180(3), £170(3), £168, £162(3), £160(2), £160(2), £152(2), £150(6) West View: Texel £255, £245, £200(2), £190(2), £188, £175, £170, £150 Derwentdale Farm; £200, £192, £188, £165, £158 Glebe Court; £200, £175 Yore House; £160 Hillside; £155, £152, £150, £145, £142 Chapel House; £150 Helbeck Farm; £150, £142 Cooilingel Farm; £148 Askrigg Hall; £140(3) Rookby Scarth; £140 Whygill Head: Suffolk £195 Hillside; £170 West View; £158, £137 Cooilingel Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £158, £138 Cooilingel Farm: Mule £138 Outgang Farm; £112 Briggle Farm; £105 Croft View; £100 Well House.

Ewes – Texel £170, £160, £132, £130 Grassgill Lodge; £158 Chapel House; £150, £142, £125 Rookwith House; £138, £136, £134, £124 Keld Farm: Beltex £150(2), £148(2), £140 West View; £138, £122 Grassgill Lodge: Mule £124 Outgang Farm: Cheviot £97, £90 Rookby Scarth.

Gimmer Lambs – Texel £170, £140, £135, £128 Park View; £155, £118, £115, £92 High Stennerskeugh; £131, £130, £106 Parkside; £126, £102, £92(2), £90 Rookwith House; £122, £118, £103 Moor Riggs; £118 Stotley Hall Farm; £106, £102, £100(2), £98, £97, £96, £95 Nutta Farm; £98; £90(2) Fair View; £95, £92 Helbeck Farm; £91(2) Starrah: Beltex £122 Parkside; £110, £98, £92 Birch Bush; £108, £100(2), £92 Keld Farm; £100, £94, £91 Uppercleuch: Suffolk £110 Nutta Farm: Dutch Texel £96 Starrah.