Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep & Easter Show of Spring Lambs

9th April 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep when 4086 sheep were forward consisting of 3316 prime hoggs 730 cast sheep and 40 spring lambs.

The annual prize show for Easter Spring Lambs was held which saw a strong turnout of 40 New Season lambs being on offer.

The judging of these was carried out by Morgan Helliwell, Rochdale who awarded the Champion Rosette to a 39kg Beltex cross lamb from Ivanhoe Livestock Partnership, which when on to sell for £145, 371.8p/kg with the judge purchasing. The show was very kindly sponsored by Dugdale Nutrition, Clitheroe.

(L to R) Garry Starkie of Dugdale Nutrition (Sponsor), James Bailey (Vendor) & Morgan Helliwell (Judge)

40 spring lambs were forward and met strong enquiry from seven active buyers with an SQQ average of 291.63p/kg and overall sale average of £117.96 being achieved. Blue Texel cross lambs sold to £123 and 331.1p/kg for a 37kg lamb from Ivanhoe Livestock.

The 11 Beltex and Blue Texel cross lambs forward from Ivanhoe Livestock sold to average 40.4kg £124.09 (306.7p/kg).

Many more new season lambs are required here at Kirkby Stephen on a weekly basis.

Another good show of over 3000 prime hoggs were in strong demand with all handy weighted sheep 35-44kg being in extreme demand and numbers of these types been way short of buyers demand. Good pens of quality heavy hoggs were also good to sell.

Topping this section at £133 and 324.4p/kg was a pair of 41kg Beltex cross hoggs from George Harryman junior, The Galleon, Hawkshead which were purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. This consignment of 40 Beltex and Dutch Texel cross hoggs sold to average 42.5kg £120.46 (283.4p/kg).

Messrs Kendal, Outgang sold their 50 Beltex cross hoggs to average 38.5kg £112.03 (291p/kg with a pen of 10 37kg hoggs making £113.30 (306.2p/kg).

A wonderful consignment of 530 Suffolk and Hill Cheviot hoggs from Messrs Turnbull, Boghall, Fife sold to average £100.03 with the 252 Hill Cheviot hoggs from this consignment selling to average 48kg £95.86 (199.7p/kg) and the 246 Suffolk cross hoggs averaging £104.85 and topping at £115.30 for a pen of 15.

Messrs Mark, Sunny Gill Farm, Ousby sold a pen of 10 Hill Cheviot cross hoggs weighing 42kg to make £103.80 (247.1p/kg)  with the whole consignment of Cheviot hoggs from this home selling to average 47kg £100.40.

Messrs Graham, Glenesk, Brechin sold a marvellous consignment of 512 Swaledale and Swaledale cross Blackface hoggs to average 44kg £90.12 (204.8p/kg) with a pen of 60 Swaledale hoggs from this run selling at 44kg to make £92.80 (210.9p/kg).

Easter Lamb Show Results
Continental Cross
1st        Ivanhoe Livestock, Wyvill Grange Farm –  39kg  £145 to Mr M Helliwell
2nd       Ivanhoe Livestock, Wyvill Grange Farm –  43kg  £132 to Vivers Scotlamb Ltd
3rd        P & K Brannen, Scar Top  –  £45kg  £126 to N & J Dowding Ltd

Suffolk Cross
1st        Messrs Lyle, Staingills –  50kg  £120 to Steadman’s Butchers
2nd       RJ Balmer, Low Grassgill –  39kg  £112 to Steadman’s Butchers
3rd        RJ Balmer, Low Grassgill –  42kg  £127 to Steadman’s Butchers

Spring Lambs

Price per head – Beltex £145, £132, £126, £120 Wyvill Grange Farm: Suffolk £127, £112 Low Grassgill; £120 Staingills; £118 Scar Top: Texel £126 Scar Top: Blue Texel £123(2), £113 Wyvill Grange Farm: Charollais £120, £118, £116 Staingills: Zwartble £106 Hayberries.

Price per kilo – Beltex 371.8p , 315p, 307p Wyvill Grange Farm: Blue Texel 331.1p, 300p 297.4p Wyvill Grange Farm: Charollais 307.7p, 297.4p Staingills: Suffolk 302.4p, 287.2p, 270.3p Low Grassgill: Texel 280p Scar Top: Zwartble 240.9;p Hayberries.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head – Dutch Texel £118.80, £110.80 The Galleon; £107.80 Kelmore Hill Farm; £100.80 Birks Farm: Beltex £133, £125, £120.30, £120, £118.80, £110.80 The Galleon; £124.80, £123, £117.80, £116.80(2), £115.80(2), £113.30, £112, £109.80, £108.30 Outgang Farm; £120.80, £113.80 Wyvill Grange Farm; £120, £116.30(2), £115.30, £114.30, £108.80, £108.30 Boscar Flats; £116.80 Bridge End Farm; £113.80, £112.80 Kelmore Hill Farm; £113.80 Hag Gate Farm; £109.80 Brackenslack; £106.30 Manor House Farm; £105 Town End Farm: Suffolk £115.30, £112.30, £108.30, £107.80, £105.80, £103.80(2) Boghall; £110.30 Whins Farm; £105.30, £102.80 East Farm; £104.80, £101, £100.30 Timberley Farm: Texel £113.80 Easegill Head; £110.80, £108.80(2), £107.80 Lansmere; £110, £104 Kelmore Hill Farm; £109.80 Outgang Farm; £108.80, £106.80 Plumbland Farm; £107.30, £102 Boscar Flats; £106.80 East Farm; £106.30 High Beck Head; £105.80, £100.80 House & Holme Farm; £104 West Summersides; £100.80 Langrigg House; £100 Mount Pleasant: Blue Texel £107.80, £104.80 Cragg House; £106.80 Wyvill Grange Farm: Cheviot £103.80, £99.80, £95.30 Sunny Gill Farm; £103.80, £96, £95.30 West Summersides; £98.30, £96.80, £95.30(4), £94.80 Boghall; £96.80, £95.80 West View; £94.80 Green Hills Farm: Charollais £104.80, £103, £100 Timberley Farm; £104.80, £101.80(3) Whins Farm; £104.30 Rymans; £100 East Farm: Mule £98.80, £94.80 Boghall; £96.30, £92.80 Kelmore Hill; £93.30, £92.80 Dalbrack Farm; £92.80 Helbeck Grange; £92.30, £90.80, £90.30 Yarnhill Farm; £91.80 Bridge Close; £91.80, £91.30 West Summersides; £91.30 House & Holme; £90.80 East Lowfields; £90.30 Blades Field Farm; £90.30 Burton Hill: Leicester £96.80, £92.80 Eastfield Farm: Swaledale £92.80, £92.30(3), £92, £89.80, £88.80, £88.30, £87.30 Dalbrack Farm; £87.80 Hole House; £85.30 Blades Field Farm: Scotch Blackface £92.30, £90 Green Hills Farm; £91.30(2) Greystone House; £90(2) Dalbrack Farm: Rough £85.80, £81.80 Manor Court; £85.30 The Gables.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 324.4p, 290.7p, 286.4, 279.1p, 276.3p, 270.2p The Galleon; 320p, 315.4p, 306.2p, 300.8p (2) 300p, 299.5p, 294.7p, 281.5p, 278.8p Outgang Farm; 300p, 288.3p, 283.7p, 272.1p, 270.5p Boscar Flats; 280.9p Wyvill Grange Farm; 276.7p Mount Pleasant Farm:  Dutch Texel 276.3p, 246.2p The Galleon; 245p Kelmore Hill Farm: Texel 257p, 233.7p Kelmore Hill Farm; 240.9p Lansmere; 237.3p, 228.8p Town End Farm; 235.3p Mount Pleasant Farm; 229.5p West Summersides; 225.1p Town Head Farm; 223.3p Ghyll Bank; 222.1p, 221.3p Plumbland Farm; 221.5p East Lowfields; 220.7p East Farm; 220.5p Manor House Farm: Cheviot 247.1p, 226.8p Sunny Gill Farm; 229.4p Helbeck Grange; 229.1p Beechcroft Farm; 220.5p Green Hills Farm: Blue Texel 244.2p, 224.6p, 223p Cragg House: Scotch Blackface 215.7p, 211.4p Milescott; 215.7p Greystone house; 214.7p, 213.8p, 210.5p Green Hills Farm: Swaledale 210.9p, 209.8p(2), 209.1p, 207.9p, 205.1p, 204.1p, 201.9p Dalbrack Farm: Charollais 210.2p, 205.5p Timberley Farm; 200.6p, 200 East Farm: Suffolk 209.1p Town End Farm; 191.8p Boghall: Mule 207.3p Dalbrack Farm; 206.2p Helbeck Grange; 205.3p East Rackwood Hill Farm; 202.9p West Summersides; 201.9p Bridge Close; 200.7p Town End Farm: Kerry Hill 205.1p Beechcroft Farm: Rough 182.3p Ghyll Bank.

Cast Ewes Texel £140, £112.50 Lansmere; £138.50(3) Carkin Moor Farm; £136.50, £120.50, £115.50 Brackenslack; £125.50 Sunny Gill Farm; £114.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £102.50 Town End Farm: £100.50 Hayberries; £100 Wyvill Grange Farm: Beltex £132.50, £127.5p, £120.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £125.50 Brackenslack; £124 Town End Farm: Suffolk £112 Bridge Farm; £108.50 Rymans; £107.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £105.50 Staingills; £102.50 Lansmere; £102.50 Hallbankgate Farm: Cheviot £96.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £96.50 Rymans: Bluefaced Leicester £93.50 East Lowfields; £90 High Birk Head: Mule £86.50 Town End Farm: £81.50 Corn Close; £79.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £78.50 Brackenslack: Scotch Blackface £64.50, £58.50 House & Holme; £59.50 Dalbrack Farm: Rough £62.50 Manor Court.

Cast RamsTexel £121.50, £120.50, £100.50 Lansmere; £109.50 Foggy Gill; £103.50 Sunny Gill Farm; £100 Low Cockhow: Cheviot £83.50 Eastfield Farm: Rough £80.50 Ghyll Bank: Swaledale £70.50 Arngill House.