Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep

6th August 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when 5,263 sheep were forward consisting of 2,756 prime lambs, 2,007 cast sheep and 500 store lambs.

Topping the prime lambs on two occasions at £122 was firstly for a 57kilo Texel lamb from Messrs Teward, New View Farm, Darlington, the next to achieve £122 was another 57 kilo Texel lamb from Messrs Metcalf, High Street, Kirkby Stephen.

Topping at 265.4p/kg were a pen of 41kilo Beltex cross lambs which sold for £108.80 from Messrs Thompson, Townfoot, Melmerby which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

Trade could only be described as flying for all classes and weights from start to finish, with a sale average of 208.28p/kg and £85.51 ahead being achieved! Sell Live & Thrive!!

Messrs Kemp, Keepwick Farm, Hexham sold his wonderful consignment of 115 Beltex cross lambs to average 38 kilo £90.12 (237.15p/kg) with a pen of 14, 38 kilo lambs from this home selling for £96.30 (253.4p/kg)

Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington sold his well fleshed run of 54 Texel & Dutch Texel cross Mule lambs to average 44kilo £96.55 (219.43p/kg).

Messrs Sayer, Town End Farm, Hackthorpe sold their consignment of 252 lambs to average 41kilo £90.12 (219.8p/kg).

Messrs Lyle, Staingills sold their run of 237 lambs to average 39 kilo £86.07 (220.69p/kg).

Mule lambs were a fantastic trade and topped at £90.30 for a pen of 47 kilo from Messrs Cannon, Elllergill, Ravenstonedale.

Another pen of 10 Mule lambs weighing 45kilo sold to £87.80 from Messrs Wharton, Keisley Farm, Murton.

Another pen of 20, 38 kilo Mule lambs sold to make £75.30 (198.2p/kg) from Messrs Thompson, East Unthank Farm, Haltwhistle.

Just over 2000 cast sheep were forward once again topped at £149.50 for a pair of Texel ewes from Messrs Pedley, Rookby Scarth, Winton which were bought by Lancashire Direct Halal.

Swaledale ewes topped at £70 for a pen from Messrs Bousfield, Greenhills Farm, Harwood, Barnard Castle.

Leading Prices
Spring Lambs
Price per head – Texel
£122, £101.80 High Street; £122, £113, £104.80, £100.80, £95.80  New View Farm; £117.80, £99.30 Musgrave House; £112.80(3), £95.80 Little Close; £109.80, £106.80, £105.80, £101.80 The Buildings Farm; £108.80 Stotley Hall Farm; £107.80 Oak House; £106.80 Step Ends Farm; £101.30 Rosgill Head; £99.30 Castle Hill; £98.80 Manor Court; £97.80 Midtown Farm; £97.30 East Mellwaters Farm; £97.30 Flakebridge Farm; £96.80(2) Birch Bush; £96.80 Helbeck Farm; £95.80 Low Stangerthwaite; £95.80 West Trailtrow; £95.30 Brakes Hall; £95.30 School Cottage; £95.30 Nova Scotia; £95.30 Westfield House: Suffolk £116 Scar Top; £93.80 Littleburn; £93.80 How Burn; £92.80 Terrys Farm; £91.80 Nova Scotia; £91.30 Hayberries; £90.80 Rosgill Head: Beltex £115.80, £100.80, £96.80, £96.30, £95.80 West View; £109.80 The Buildings Farm; £108.80 Townfoot; £106.80, £101.80 West Briscoe; £106.80 Rookby Scarth: £106.80, £95.80 Rosgill Head; £106, £104.80, £100.80 Brackenslack; £105.80 Musgrave House; £105.30, £102.80, £95 Stubsgill Farm; £105.30, £105, £104.80 Woodfoot; £104.80 West Fell View; £104, £99.80, £99.30(2) Marriforth; £102 Parkside; £100.80 Swarthymere; £99.80 Westfield House Farm; £99.80 Stoneriggs; £98.80 Staingills; £98.80, £95.30 Town End Farm; £97.80 Galloper Park; £96.80 Ascot House; £96.80 Littleburn Farm; £96.30, £96.30 Keepwick Farm £95.80 Haithwaite; £95.80 Parkside; £95.30 Helbeck Farm: Charollais £106.80 Town End Farm; £91.80 Swarthymere; £91.80 Croft House: Dutch Texel £106.80, £94.80 Terrys Farm; £97.80 Stubsgill Farm; £97.30 East Mellwaters Farm; £96.80 Staingills: Blue Texel £98.80 Askrigg Hall: Cheviot £96.30 Crake Trees Manor; £92.30, £87.30 Bank Head: Kerry Hill £96 Bank Head: Mule £90.30 Ellergill(Cannon); £87.80 Keisley Farm; £85.80 Carrholme; £85.80, £84 Easegill Head; £85 East Unthank Farm; £83.30 Shieldhill Top; £81.80 How Burn; £81.30 Davygill Farm; £80.30 Marriforth: Bluefaced Leicester £90, £84.80 Carrholme: Rouge £84.80 Middle Bank End Farm: Scotch Blackface £73.30 Castle Hill; £66.80 Middle Bank End: Rough £73.80 Manor Court: Swaledale £64.80 West End; £59.80 Grassgill Lodge; £58 East Unthank Farm; Goat £63.80 Middle Bank End Farm.

Price per kilo –
Beltex 265.4p Townfoot; 263.2p West View; 262p, 244.9p Woodfoot; 256.6p Castle Hill; 253.4p, 242.5p, 235p Keepwick Farm; 250.7p, 239.1p Stubsgill Farm; 249.5p The Buildings Farm; 242.9p Parkside; 241.8p, 241p Town End Farm; 239.7p Staingills; 237.6p Westfield House; 237.6p Ash Garth: Dutch Texel 236.1p, 227.6p, 223.2p Staingills; 232.2p, 227.2p Terrys Farm; 223.2p Trainriggs Farm; 222.3p Stubsgill Farm: Rouge 235.6p Middle Bank End: Texel 235p Little Close; 232.2p The Buildings Farm; 229.1p New View Farm; 226.9p Westfield House Farm; 225.7p Castle Hill; 223.8p, 223.3p West Trailtrow; 223.7p Middle Bank End Farm; 2231p West Fell View; 222.3p Musgrave House; 222.1p Scar Top: Blue Texel 223.2p, 219.6p Askrigg Hall: Goat 220p Middle Bank End Farm: Charollais 209.4p Town End Farm; 204.1p Croft House; 204p Swarthymere: Suffolk 207.5p Hayberries; 206.2p Terrys Farm; 204p Nova Scotia: Mule 198.2p East Unthank Farm; 195.6p Guise; 195.1p Keisley Farm; 193.1p Oak House; 192.1p Ellergill(Cannon); 191.8p Stoneriggs; 190.7p Carrholme; 190.2p How Burn: Cheviot 194p, 192.3p Bank Head: Scotch Blackface 187.9p Castle Hill; 185.6p Middle Bank End Farm: Swaledale 187.1p East Unthank Farm; 180p West End; 170.9p Grassgill Lodge: Rough 180p Manor Court.

Cast Ewes
Texel £149.50 Rookby Scarth; £137.50, £109.50 New View Farm; £135.50, £104.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £127.50 Little Close; £121.50 Westfield House; £118.50 Etherley House; £114.50, £111.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £109.50, £103.50 Staingills; £109.50 Fair View; £100 Toft House; £100 Stoneriggs: Beltex £110.50, £93.50, £86.50 Townfoot; £89.50 Buddle House; £87.50 Town Head: Suffolk £100 Staingills; £97.50, £90.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £91.50 Etherley House; £90.50 Corvalley Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £109.50 Whitewall Farm: Charollais £85.50 Grassgill Lodge: Mule £75.50 Brackenslack; £74.50 Fair View; £72.50 Staingills; £72.50 Little Langton Grange; £72.50 Guise: Cheviot £73.50 Bents Farm; £73.50, £62.50(2) Coupland Beck Farm: Swaledale £70 Greenhills Farm; £68.50 Dirt Pit Farm; £67.50 Parkside; £65.50 Keisley Farm; £65.50 Kilnstown; £65.50 Ellergill (Cannon); £63.50 High Stennerskeugh; £61.50 Gillses Farm; £61.50 Musgrave House; £61.50 Asby Grange; £60.50 Claylands: Scotch Blackface £66.50 Guise; £57.50 Newton Farm: Rough £63.50 Banks Gate Farm; £63.50 Sproat Ghyll; £59.50 Moorhouse; £58.50 Bents Farm: Jacob £61.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £58.50 Ellergill (Steadman).

Cast Rams
Bluefaced Leicester £122.50 Intake Farm: Texel £120 Helbeck Farm; £111, £105.50 Newton Farm; £100 Westfield House Farm; £100 Kerrowchrink: Zwartble £115 Newton Farm: Beltex £110 Town End Farm: Suffolk £91.50 Newton Farm: Swaledale £71.50 Easegill Head; £69.50 Grains o Beck; £69.50 Hoggarths Farm.