Kirkby Stephen Breeding Sheep Sale

2nd October 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their sale of 4,200 Registered and Unregistered Swaledale Ewes, Gimmer Shearlings and Gimmer Lambs.

Topping the ewes at £420 were a pen of ten bright ewes from regular sale consignor Messrs Hutchinson, Valley Farm, which were bought by Burncroft Farm, Eggleston, another pen of five ewes from this home sold for £360 to P Brown, Oak House, Ravenstonedale.

The consignment of 110 ewes from Valley Farm sold to average £188.45.

Next selling for £380 were another pen of ten flash ewes from Messrs Wilson, Arngill House, Lunedale which were bought by Messrs Rukin, Gatehouse Farm, West Stonesdale.

Messrs Hutchinson, Old Spital Farm sold their pen of ten ewes to make £350 selling to Messrs Dowson & Sartin, Battle Hill Farm, Lartington.

Next completing pens of ewes exceeding £300 were a pen of ten from Messrs Alderson, Barras Farm, Kirkby Stephen which sold for £310 to Lilburn Estates Farming, North Middletown.

Trade was strong for all types of Swaledale breeding ewes with the strong end of quality pens being sort after and were particularly good to sell.

36 pen of ewes sold between £150-£420.

An overall sale average for ewes of £134.58 was achieved. 

Leading Averages
110 @ £188.45 Valley Farm
60 @ £198.83 Barras Farm
100 @ £163.86 New Hall
46 @ £154.24 High Stennerskeugh
107 @ £152.05 Old spital Farm
84 @ £149.98 Cotegill
83 @ £145.06 Arngill House
85 @ £144.56 Garnthwaite

LEADING PRICES

Ewes: £420, £360, £205, £172, £160, £155, £140, £140, £125 Valley Farm; £380, £145, £122 Arngill House; £350, £155, £148, £142, £125, £122 Old Spital Farm; £310, £250, £140 Barras Farm; £185, £148, £122, £120 Bridge Farm House; £182, £175, £165, £145 New Hall; £180, £135 Pennine View; £178, £160, £158, £148, £145, £128 Cotegill; £175, £150(2), £142 High Stennerskeugh; £165(2), £162, £160, £125 Garnthwaite; £162, £160, £150, £140, £135, £122 Hoggarths Farm; £155, £125 The Croft; £145, £130, £125 Frith Holme; £145 Higher Watson House; £145 Quarry Farm; £142, £132, £130 Helbeck Farm; £140 Aisgill Farm; £140 Buddle House; £140, £120 Ellergill; £140, £135, £130, £128 South House £138 Rudd Hills; £135 Bar Gap Farm; £135 Frith Holme; £135 Daleview Farm; £125, £120 Slakes Farm; £122 Sleddale Hall; £122 Mount Pleasant Farm(Dent); £122 Wat Garth; £120 Walburn Hall:

Gimmer Shearlings: £155, £145 Goodlie Hill Farm; £152, £138, £130 Hoggarths Farm; £150 New Hall; £150, £148 Barras Farm; £140, £130 South House; £140 Quarry Farm; £130 The Croft; £130 East Todholes:

Gimmer Lambs: £135, £82 West Stoney Keld; £115 Mount Pleasant Farm(Brown), £105, £100, £95 Gill Gate; £100, £90, £80 West End; £92, £90, £85(2), £82 Hoggarths Farm; £92 Highfield House; £90 New Hall; £90 Helbeck Farm; £82 High