Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

23rd January 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime and cast sheep on Tuesday night, where an entry of 2,622 sheep were forward, consisting of 2,033 prime hoggs and 589 cast sheep.

Topping the prime hoggs at £127 was a 48kg Beltex cross hogg from Messrs Hughes, Dona Close, Asby which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

Topping at 285.6p/kg was a pen of 36kg Beltex cross hoggs which sold for £102.80 from Mr S Millman, Brackenslack, Maulds Meaburn.

All classes and weights of sheep were a flying trade.  Heavy hoggs sold to the dearest trade seen for some time, with a pen of 50kg Suffolk cross hoggs selling for £100.80 (201.6p/kg) from Messrs Robson, Middle Horsleyhope Farm, Consett.

Good pens of well fleshed horned hoggs were good to sell with a pen of 14 Swaledale’s weighing 44kg selling for £84.30 from Messrs Wharton, Town Head Farm, Old Tebay.

Cast sheep of all classes were also a flying trade, with this section topping at £136.50 for a Charollais cast ram from Messrs Brown, Greenfield farm, Bishop Auckland.

Swaledale ewes were particularly in strong demand with a pen topping at £61.50, with a further eight pens selling between £54.50 – £61.50, with Messrs Hebson, Chapel Farm, Carlisle selling a pen of 34 Swaledale ewes to make £54.50.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head – Beltex £127, £118.80 Dona Close; £125, £124, £102.80 Brackenslack (Millman); £116.80, £109.80, £107.80, £104.80, £101.80, £100 West View; £114.30, £111.30, £110.30 Laneside; £106.30, £101.80 Middle Horsleyhope Farm; £102 Newsham Grange; £101.80 Basco Dyke: Suffolk £112.80, £98.80, £91.80, £90.30 Theakston Grange; £101.80 Blades Field Farm; £100.80, £91.80 Middle Horsleyhope Farm; £92.30 Kiln Beck Farm: Texel £107.80, £107.30, £97.80 (2), £95.30 Basco Dyke; £106.80 Town Foot (Knowles); £106.80, £91.30 Breaks Hall; £102.30 Woodfoot (Maughan); £100 Town End Farm; £99.80 Calva Farm; £98.80 Greenfield Farm; £98.30, £94.30 Theakston Grange; £98.30, £92.80 Chapel Farm; £98.30 Crossfell House; £98, £96.30, £90.80, £90.50 Derwentdale Farm; £95.80, £94.50 The Birches; £94.80 Beck Foot: Cheviot £107.80 West View; £80 East Rackwood Hill: Charollais £107.80 West View; £91 Derwentdale Farm; £87.30 Theakston Grange: Mule £105.80, £85.30 Keisley Farm; £89.80 Rigg Farm; £89.30 Argill House; £86.80 Blades Field Farm; £86.30 Burton Hill; £85.30 West Hindon Farm: Dutch Texel £97.80, £91.80, £90.80 Dona Close: Bluefaced Leicester £93.80 Crossfell House: Swaledale £84.30 Town Head Farm; £83.30 Birch Bush; £79.80 Parkside; £79.30 Glebe Farm; £76.80 Blades Field Farm; £74.30 Keisley Farm; £73.30 Wat Garth; £72.80 Ashgill Farm: Rough £72.30 Crooksbeck: Goats £62.80 Castle Hill.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 285.6p, 275.6p, 271.7p Brackenslack (Millman); 275.1p, 259.3p Middle Horsleyhope Farm; 264.6p, 252.8p Dona Close; 254.5p, 250.7p, 244p, 243.3p West View; 245.8p Chapel Farm: Dutch Texel 228.6p, 216.2p, 215.8p Dona Close; 212p Thorney Scale: Texel 222.9p, 219.8p, 215.7p The Birches; 218.9p, 217.8p, 216.2p, 210.8p Derwentdale Farm: Goats 209.3p Castle Hill: Charollais 207.2p Brackenslack (Millman); 206.8p Derwentdale Farm; 197.2p, 194p Theakston Grange; 196p West View; 194.8p Woodfoot (Maughan): Suffolk 201.6p, 199.6p Middle Horsleyhope Farm; 198.4p Chapel Farm; 193.7p, 192.9p, 192.1p Theakston Grange; 192.7p, 192.2p Kiln Beck Farm; 192.6p Castle Hill: Swaledale 191.6p, 182.8p Town Head Farm; 190.5p Keisley Farm; 188.8p Glebe Farm: Cheviot 187.6p Melbourne House; 182.7p West View; 182p, 181.8p East Rackwood Hill; 181.4p Townfoot (Thompson): Mule 184.4p Glebe Farm; 184.1p House & Holme Farm; 184p Westgarth Hill; 183.6p Burton Hill; 183.3p Rigg Farm; 183p Ellergill; 182.2p Argill House: Blackface 183.2p Castle Hill.

Cast Ewes – Texel £122.50 Martindale Farm (Wearmouth); £115.50, £104.50 Newsham Grange; £103.50 Brackenbank View; £99.50 Glebe Farm; £96.50 Town End Farm; £95.50, £94.50 Bridge End House; £92.50, £90.80 Abbey Park; £92.50 Porthy Green; £92.50 The Birches; £91.50 South House: Blue Texel £112.50 Derwentdale Farm: Beltex £107.50, £105.50, £102.50, £96.50, £93.50, £92.50 Greenbury Grange; £98.50 The Cottages; £94.50, £90.50 Town End Farm; £93.50 Row End Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £86.50 Croft House: Mule £83.50 The Park Wall; £79.50 Row End Farm; £78.50 Brownber Farm; £75.50 South House; £74.50 Buckles Farm; £70.50 Thorney Scale; £70.50 Bridge End House: Cheviot £77.50, £62.50 High Tenement Farm: Rough £72.50 Cotegill: Swaledale £61.50 Poppin Cottage; £58.50, £56.50 Blades Field Farm; £58.50 Cotegill; £57.50 Bank Top; £57.50 Lockholme Hall; £54.50 Rake Head; £54.50 Chapel Farm; £52.50 Wythes Hill; £51.50 Swathburn: Blackface £49.50 Chapel Farm; £48.50 Castle Hill.

Cast Rams – Charollais £136.50 Greenfield Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £124.50 Williams House; £112.50 Bleathgill; £101.50 Bents Farm; £100.50 Swathburn: Texel £115.50 Williams House; £104.50 Snaisgill Farm: Hampshire £80.50 Doddick Farm: Swaledale £69.50 Bank Top; £61.50 Cotegill; £61.50 Ashgill Farm.