Kirkby Stephen Luke Fair Ewes, Lambs and Rams

27th October 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual Luke Fair sale of all classes breeding sheep when a catalogue entry of 4200 sheep were on offer.

Topping the sale at £500 per head was a pair of well bred 1 quarter Swaledale ewes from Messrs Hutchinson, Valley Farm, Barnard Castle which sold to Messrs Nattrass, Shieldhill Top, Alston.

Another pen of five Swaledale ewes with corner teeth missing from Valley Farm sold for £200 also selling to Messrs Nattrass.

All classes of breeding sheep were good to sell with a packed ringside of buyers present from far and near.

Over 1200 Swaledale Ewes sold to average £59.52 which included a percentage of brocken mouthed ewes.

Breeding Rams topped at £550 for a Texel x shearling from Messrs Chester, Grassgill Lodge, Soulby.

Leading Prices
Ewes –  Swaledale £500, £200, £90 Valley Farm; £180, £78 Aygill Farm; £140, £92, £70 Gatehouse Farm; £130 The Coach House; £128, £116, £112, £110(2), £106, £90, £82 Hoggarths Farm; £100, £81, £75 New Hall; £85 High Croft; £82, £80, £70 Quarry Farm; £78 High Stennerskeugh; £76 Easterbeck House; £74 Dry Howe; £73 Rake Head; £72 Long Green: Texel £145, £100 Chapel House; £90 Argill House; £85 Nelson Farm; £85, £80 Ravenseat: Bluefaced Leicester £105 Rake Head: Mule £102 Oakbank, £92, £85 Outgang: Herdwick £50 Park House Farm.

Gimmer Shearlings – Dutch Texel £140 Amos Hill Farm: Texel £125, £122 Spring Hill; £108(2) Chapel House; £98 Thorpe House Farm; £98, £90 Nelson Farm: Mule £99, £90(2) Outgang Farm; £90, £82, £80 Nelson Farm; £80 Raven Cottage: Swaledale £90, £78, £66 New Hall; £85(2) Manor Farm; £85 Hoggarths Farm; £76 High Blackton Farm; £73, £69 Easterbeck House; £69 Thorpe House Farm: Jacob £72 Nelson Farm: £68, £65 Herdship.

Gimmer Lambs – Dutch Texel £130 Amos Hill Farm: Texel £110, £88, £85 Cairn Cottage; £100(2), £95 Parkside; £90, £85(2) Throstle Hall; £88, £82 High Street: Mule £88 Greenriggs; £78, £75, £60 Starrah; £78 Argill House; £68 Oak House; £66, £62 Croft Farm; £64 Low Rigg; £63 Bents Farm; £60 Fern Bank; £60 Laneside; £60 High Stennerskeugh: Bluefaced Leicester £85, £80 Rake Head: Beltex £82 Stoneriggs: Cheviot £82 Bents Farm: Blue Texel £78 Spring Hill: Swaledale £74, £64, £56 Easterbeck House; £70 Mount Pleasant Farm; £62, £55, £52 Argill House; £60 Spring End; £55(2) Mount Pleasant Farm: £50 Rudd Hills; £50 High Stennerskeugh: Zwartble £68 Mains House.

Breeding Rams – Texel £550, £500 Grassgill Lodge; £500 Nun Cote Nook Farm; £400, £280, £260 Galloper Garth; £350 Nelson Farm; £310, £290 The Croft; £300 Dandy Farm; £300, £280 Fountain Head; £260 Oak House; £260 Outgang Farm; £250 Starrah: Bluefaced Leicester £360, £300, £280 School Cottage; £320 Rake Head; £300 Argill House; £260 Low Abbey Farm; £240 Galloper Garth: Beltex £300 West Briscoe; £280, £250 Woodfoot; £250 Dandy Farm.