Kirkby Stephen Luke Fair Sale of Breeding Sheep

28th October 2017

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual Luke Fair sale of breeding sheep on Saturday when a catalogued entry of 4,500 head were on offer.

Topping the female section at £320 was a pen of 5 Swaledale ewes from Messrs Coates, Aygill, Muker which were bought by Messrs Marston, Millstone Moor, Cockermouth.

Mule Gimmer lambs topped at £132 from Messrs Fawcett, Argill House, South Stainmore which were bought by Messrs Graves, Hesket Demain, High Hesket.

1072 Swaledale ewes sold to average a healthy £90.83.

All classes of sheep were a great trade as a packed ringside of over £150 active buyers were present from near and far, as far as Cornwall in the south.

Leading Prices
Ewes – Swaledale £320, £250, £240, £190, £180, £145, £140 Aygill Farm; £175 West Stonesdale; £160, £150, £132, £130, £126, £122, £120, £116, £114 Hoggarth; £138, £115, £108 New Hall; £130, £115 Long Green; £125, £100 (2) Mount Pleasant; £122, £116, £100 (2) Whitewall; £120 The Coach House; £120 High Croft; £118 High Street; £100 High Stennerskeugh; £100 Valley Farm; £100 Ellergill; £100 Uldale Farm: Texel £100, £97 Nelson Farm; £90 Heather Bank: Mule £83 Hole House.

Gimmer Shearlings – Texel £180 (2), £158, £152 Gill House; £150 (2) Chapel House; £148, £145, £135, £130 Spring Hill: Swaledale £110, £88, £86 Manor Farm; £110 New Hall; £92, £90, £83 Whitewall; £90 Home Farm; £86, £80 Easterbeck House; £86 Briar Cote; £84 Dousgill; £80 Bar Gap Farm; £80 Barras Farm: Mule £108 Hole House; £98, £94 Lane Cottage

Gimmer Lambs – Mule £132, £90, £76 Argill House; £101, £78 Swathburn; £87 Skirrygill; £86, £76 (2) Blades Field Farm; £84, £75 Low Abbey Farm; £82 Gillcumber edge; £82 Starrah; £79 Lockholme Hall; £78 Hunger Hill; £76 Greenriggs: Texel £118, £88, £84 Throstle Hall; £100, £82 Gill House; £86, £82, £80 (2) Keld Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £105, £90 (2) Rake Head: Beltex £84 Trainriggs: Swaledale £82, £62, £50 High Stennerskeugh; £80, £54 Cotegill; £76, £58 Haithwaite; £74 Holly Cottage Barn; £72 High Croft; £64 (2), £58, £50 New Hall; £62 Bouldershaw House; £60 Spring Hill; £58 Frith Holme; £55 Herdship; £55 Knott Hill Farm; £53 Dousgill; £52 Mount Pleasant; £50 High Green: Zwartble £80 Lane Cottage: Cheviot £68 Rookby Scarth.

Breeding Rams
Aged – Bluefaced Leicester £420 West View; £380, £250 (2) Milestone House; £350 Low Abbey; £280 (2) Green Farm: Cheviot £240 Bank Head: Texel £150 Lilac House.

Shearlings – Texel £350 Basco Dyke; £340, £200 (2) Galloper Garth; £300 (2) Green Farm; £250 Easegill Head; £200 (2) South House; £200 Gill House; £200 Greenwood Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £320, £220, £200 Low Abbey; £, 3300, £280 Cotegill; £200 Milestone House: Beltex £200 Easegill Head; £150 West Roods: Swaledale £180 High Stennerskeugh; £160 Holly Cottage.

Lambs – Texel £250, £200 Basco Dyke; £240, £200 The Croft.