Kirkby Stephen Breeding Sheep Sale

27th September 2019

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 2770 sheep were on offer.

Topping the sale at £370 was a Pure Texel shearling for Messrs Teward, New View Farm, Staindrop which was purchased by Messrs Peart & Sons, Woodcroft Farm, Frosterley, Bishop Auckland.

The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by Peter Horn Mobile Sheep Dipping, Rickerbys and Westmorland Accountants, with judging being carried out by ­­­­Ben Beveridge, Bishop Auckland. Ben awarded the first placed pen of Shearlings or ewes to a pen of 5 Texel shearlings consigned by David Barker, Derwentdale Farm, Scarborough which went on to sell for £260 to Messrs Richardson, Cockermouth

Champion Pen of Shearlings
(L/R Peter Horn of Peter Horn Sheep Dipping, Kevin Batty of Westmorland Accountants, Michael Hunter of Rickerbys, Ben Beveridge Judge & William Barker Consignor)

Show Results (Five Shearlings or Ewes)
1st        David Barker £260
2nd       CA & JG Skidmore £290
3rd       David Barker £210

Ten Gimmer Lambs
1st        MH Elliot £130
2nd       JE Bellas & Son £102
3rd       E Hird & Son £72

Some top quality consignments of sheep were forward with these types demanding premium prices with 170 buyers present from as far as Devon in the south looking for quality sheep.

Messrs Skidmore, Needless Hall sold 15 Beltex cross Shearlings to average £230.71.

David Barker, Scarborough sold his wonderful run of 50 Texel cross Shearlings to average £200.23

Messrs Thornborrow, Winton sold his 90 Texel cross Mule Shearlings to average £150.66.

Messrs Winter, Appleby sold 30 Texel shearlings to average £200.

Leading Prices:

Gimmer Shearlings – Texel £370, £255, £180, £168 New View Farm; £290, £230, £215(2), £210(2) Needless Hall Farm; £260, £220(2), £210(3), £205, £200, £190, £185, £180, £170, £165 Derwentdale Farm; £245, £235, £220, £210, £205(2), £202, £200, £192, £190, £180(2), £165 Clickham Farm; £230(2), £205, £180(2), £175(2) The Croft; £195, £162, £160 Chapel House; £195 Orchard Farm; £170(2), £165 Whygill Head; £170 Barrowmoor Road: Beltex £300, £225, £220(3), £212, £205, £190, £185, £175, £165, £160, £155, £152(3), £150(3) Glebe Court; £240, £165, £150(3) Ewebank Farm; £185(2), £180, £168 Whygill Head; £170 Amersber Cottage; £155 Hilton Road; £150 Croft View: Mule £150 Haithwaite; £132, £120 Hole House; £132, £126 Outgang Farm: Cheviot £142 Orchard Cottage; £140, £135, £130 Ghyll Bank: Suffolk £138 Outgang Farm; £138 Nixon Terr; £130 Glebe Court:

Ewes – Cheviot Mule £172, £162 Redgate; £134, £132(2), £128, £126, £120 Ghyll Bank; £120 Nixon Terrace: Beltex £168 Hilton Road: Suffolk £135 Outgang Farm: Texel £135, £118, £114, £112 Helbeck Farm; £110 Salisbury St: Mule £114 Briggle Farm; £102 Ghyll Bank.

Gimmer Lambs –

Beltex £135, £120, £110, £108 Bowes Cross Farm; £130, £120, £116, £114 Espland House: Texel £130, £122, £115, £112, £108, £100(2) Parkside; £120 Stotley Hall Farm; £112 Fair View; £110 Askrigg Hall; £110, £105, £100 High Stennerskeugh; £108(2) Woodfoot; £105, £100 Moor Riggs; £105, £100 Helbeck Farm; £104 Cairn Cottage; £102(2), £100(3) Croft Ends Farm; £102 Amos Hill Farm; £100 Bonny Rigg: Charollais £88 Moor Riggs: Cheviot £85 Rivington Park: Zwartble £81 Sanderson Croft.