Kirkby Stephen Breeding Sheep Sale

27th August 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart, held their new sale of Breeding sheep on Thursday 27th August when a wonderful catalogued entry of 1500 mainly Continental x breeding rams and females were forward

Topping the female section at £340 were pure Texel shearlings from Messrs Winter, Clickham Farm, Crofts Ends and which were bought by Messrs Smith & Shepherd, Glebelands, Knock.  Next making £310 were Beltex x shearlings from Messrs Skidmore, Needles Hall, Bishop Auckland which were bought by Rachael Bainbridge, Red Rose, Barnard Castle.

Messrs Barker, Derwentdale Farm, Scarborough sold five Texel x gimmer shearlings to make £300 selling to Messrs Richardson, Low Garth, Cockermouth.

The whole sale was deemed a massive success with the overall sale average for all breeds of shearlings being £170.72

Gimmer lambs sold to a top of £165 for a pen of Texel x lambs from Messrs Armstrong, Moor Riggs, Penrith bought by Messrs Chester, Crossgill Lodge, Kirkby Stephen

Shearling leading averages

51 @£204.63 Derwentdale Farm
5 @ £238 York House
50@ £192.44 Needless Hall Farm
80 @ £184.10 Bankdale Farm
20 @ £220.40 Clickham Farm

Leading Prices per life – shearlings
Texel
£340, £240, £222, £198 Clickham Farm; £300(x2), £290, £208, £200(x2), £198 Derwentdale Farm, £242, £240, £230 Yore House; £230 Prospect Farm Cottage, , £205 Langrigg House; £230, £212, £205, £198, £190 Bankdale Farm; £195(x2) Needless Hall Farm Beltex £310, £305, £192, £190(x3), £185(x2), £180 (x2) Needles Hall Farm £185 Bankdale Farm, £165, £155 Fawcett Park
Charollais £205 Clickham Farm; £182 Newton Farm;  £152 Nixon Terrace; Suffolk £160, £150 Newton Farm; £155 Nixon Terrace; Greyface £155 West View; Dutch Texel £150 Buckles Farm; Hill Cheviot  £152 Newton Farm

Leading prices per life – ewes
Texel
£182, £145 The Gables, £160 1 Croft View ; £145 Buckles Farm;  Suffolk £150 Nixon Terrace;

Leading prices per life – lambs
Texel
£165, £142, £115 Moor Riggs; Beltex £160, £152 Fawcett Park Farm;  £140, £132 , £122, £120 Moor Riggs; £125 Breaks Hall;

Part of the new breeding sale was a great entry of 100 rams were forward

Topping this section at £1400 was a Beltex x ram from Messrs Boustead, High Lane,  Newbiggin On Lune which was bought by Allergill Farm, Stanhope.
Messrs Winter, Clickham Farm , Appleby in Westmorland sold a pure Texel shearling ram for £1200 selling to Messrs Brass, Bridge End Farm, Soulby.
A consignment of 5 Texel rams from Clickham Farm sold to average £970.
Trade for all classes of rams was very strong with an overall sale average of £608.70 for everything sold and a 90% clearance rate

Leading prices per life
Beltex
£1400, £700 High Lane; £900, £680 Terrys Farm; £880, £650 Farewell Grange; £650 Starrah; £620 Grassgill Lodge; Texel £1200, £1000, £900(x2), £850 Clickham Farm; £1000(x2), £750 Prospect Farm Cottage; £800, £750 Starrah; £600(x2) Stoneriggs; £600 Yore House