Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

30th January 2018

Harrison & Hetherington, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night where an entry of 3,307 sheep were forward consisting of 2,543 prime hoggs and 764 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £130 was a 49kg Beltex cross hogg from Messrs Dodd, West View, Temple Sowerby which was bought by Dowding’s Butchers, Appleby.

Topping at 299.5p/kg was a pen of four Beltex cross hoggs consigned by Messrs Warriner, Pickering which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

The annual show for pens of 10 or more Hill bred hoggs was held, with judging being in the capable hands of weekly sheep buyer and market supporter Mr Arthur Slack, with the show being sponsored by Messrs Alderson, Nateby Service Station, Nateby and rosettes for the Swaledale class provided by the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association.

Taking the overall championship pen of hoggs was the first prize pen of 18 fantastic Swaledale hoggs which weighed 54kg and sold for £98.30 from Messrs Elliott, Harbour Flatt, Murton

Champion pen of Hillbred hoggs consigned by Messrs Elliott Bros,
Harbour Flatt, Murton, Appleby which sold for £98.30.
l/r – Raymond and Trevor Elliott of Harbour Flatt (vendors), Arthur Slack of Appleby (judge)

Show Results (pens of 10 or more)
Swaledale
1st        M/s Elliott Bros, Harbour Flatt – 54kg, £98.30
2nd       TE Clarke, Howgill Castle – 47kg, £87.30
3rd        M/s Elliott Bros, Harbour Flatt – 50.5kg, £91.30
4th        TE Clarke, Howgill Castle – 45.5kg, £86.30

Blackface
1st        JM&AM Morland, Starrah – 40kg, £81.80
2nd       JM&AM Morland, Starrah – 39kg, £80
3rd        D Creer, Cooilingel Farm – 32kg, £62.30

Rough Fell
1st        A Kipling, Hardendale Hall – 44kg, £73.30
2nd       A Kipling, Hardendale Hall – 39kg, £67.80

All classes of prime sheep were flying once again being dearer.  Heavy hoggs were the dearest trade seen in a long time, with Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm, Bishop Auckland selling a great consignment of 132 heavy hoggs to average £113.79.
Mule hoggs topped at £113.80 for a pen from Messrs Elliott, Harbour Flatt.

Some fantastic consignments of smart Continental cross bred hogg were forward with Messrs Warriner, Pickering selling 20 Beltex cross hoggs to average 48.2kg, £120.69 (250p/kg).

Messrs Dickinson, Kirkbarrow Hall, Greystoke sold another great run of 40 Beltex cross hoggs to average 45.8kg, £106.51 (232.5p/kg).

Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm, Helton sold 45 wonderful hoggs to average 43.6kg, £103.08 (236.4p/kg).

222 hoggs sold between £110 – £130, with 23 pens selling between 250- 299p/kg.

Prime Hoggs
Price per Head – Beltex £130, £128.80, £109.30, £108.80 West View; £125.80, £124.80, £122.80, £114.80 Swainsea Barn Farm; £123.80, £115.80 Swainsea Barn Farm (W Harryman); £120.80, £120, £115.80, £109.80, £103.80 (2), £101.80, £100.80 Kirkbarrow Hall; £115, £114, £112.80, £111.80, £110.30, £109.30, £108.80 (2), £106.80 (2), £105.80 (2), £104.80, £103.30, £100.80 Outgang Farm; £113.80, £108.80, £105.80, £105.80, £103.30 Little Beck (Jackson); £111.80, £108.80 Dona Close; £110.30 Newton Farm; £100.80, £100.30 Lansmere: Charollais £123.80, £121.80, £118.80, £116.30, £115.80, £115.30, £114.80 (2), £112.80, £111.30, £110.80, £109.30 Whins Farm; £95.80 Orchard Farm: Suffolk £118.30, £114.80, £99.80 Whins Farm; £117.80 Nixon Terrace; £108.80 Blades Field Farm; £107.30 Lansmere; £103.80 New Lodge; £100, £91.80 Newton Farm; £93.80 Briggle Farm; £92.30 Black Syke: Texel £116.80 Lansmere; £115.80 Swainsea Barn Farm; £112.80, £93.80 Setterah Park; £105.30 Haithwaite; £104.80, £98.80 Dona Close; £96.30, £95.80, £90.80 Nixon Terrace; £95.80 Skirwith Hall; £94.80 Blades Field Farm; £93.80 Green Gill Farm; £93.80 (2) Briggle Farm; £92.30 High Griseburn; £92.30 Breaks Hall; £91.80 Jardines; £91.80 (2) Newton Farm; £90.30 Outgang Farm; £90 Fair View: Mule £113.80, £100.30 Harbour Flatt; £100.80 Low Farm; £99.80 Newton Farm; £95.30 Setterah Park; £93.30, £84.30 The Slack; £90.30 Orchard Farm; £90.30 Eden Flatt; £87.30 Scarrowmanwick; £85.80 West Hindon Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £104.80 Park House Farm; £103.80 East Lowfields; £95.80 Haber: Swaledale £100.80, £98.30, £91.30 Harbour Flatt; £87.30, £86.30 Howgill Castle; £86.30, £79.30 High Stennerskeugh; £79.80 Low Farm; £79.30 Ellergill (Cannon); £78.80 Green Gill Farm; £76.80 Blades Field Farm; £76.80 Park House Farm: Blackface £93.80 Newton Farm; £81.80, 380 Starrah; £80.30 Redlands Bank: Dutch Texel £91.30 Clarks Farm : Cheviot £81.30 Amersber Cottage: Jacob £73.30 Orchard Farm: Rough £73.30 Hardendale Hall.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 299.5p, 277.3p, 272.9p, 267p Swainsea Barn Farm; £286.2p, 265.4p, 265.3p, 254.2p West View; 281.5p, 280.9p, 266.7p, 253.2p Kirkbarrow Hall; 258p, 256.5p, 255.6p, 254.1p, 253p, 252p, 251.9p, 250.7p, 248.4p (2), 242.6p, 241.8p Outgang Farm; 252.1p, 252p, 244.6p, 240.8p Lansmere; 251.9p, 247.4p, 246p Little Beck (Jackson); 245.6p, 245.1p, 242.9p Newton Farm; 243.3p Castle Hill: Charollais 228.1p, 223.8p, 205.1p Orchard Farm; 205p Whins Farm: Texel 219.8p Breaks Hall; 218.3p, 217.4p Newton Farm; 213.9p Dona Close; 213.2p Briggle Farm: Dutch Texel 213.6p, 209.3p Clarks Farm: Cheviot 208.5p Amersber Cottage; 202.1p, 199.4p Redlands Bank: Blackface 205.1p, 204.5p Starrah; 196.6p, 195.9p Redlands Bank; 194.7p Cooilingel Farm: Suffolk 205p Black Syke; 204p, 200p Newton Farm; 203p Briggle Farm: Mule 195.7p Newton Farm; 190.6p Setterah Park; 190.3p, 190p Cooilingel Farm; 190p Starrah; 190p Asby Grange: Swaledale 191.8p, 185.7p Howgill Castle; 190.5p, 187.3p Park House Farm; 185.3p Well House; 182.6p, 182p Harbour Flatt; 181.4p Low Farm; 181.2p Ellergill (Cannon): Jacob 183.3p Orchard Farm: Rough 173.8p Hardendale Hall.

Cast Ewes – Texel £113.50, £109.50, £97.50 Cooilingel Farm; £109.50, £108.50, £106.50, £98.50, £96.50 Greenbury Grange; £104.50 Fair View; £96.50, £94.50 Outgang Farm; £90.50 Inner Gordon: Beltex £110.50, £98.50, £96.50, £93.50, £90 Swainsea Barn Farm; £96.50 Cooilingel Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £87.50, £80.50 Park House Farm; 87.50 Lanehead Farm; £83.50, £80.50 Cooilingel Farm: Mule £84.50, £79.50 Row End Farm; 81.50 Ballaquark Farm; £73.50 Town End Farm; £73.50 Black Lodge Farm: Hampshire £79.50 Town End Farm: Rough £62.50 Riverside Cottage: Swaledale £58.50 Long Green; £56.50 Hartley Castle; £53.50 Argill House; £50.50 Park House Farm: Blackface £55.50 Riverside Cottage: Herdwick £48.50 Dowthwaite Head Farm.

Cast Rams – Suffolk £106.50 Lansmere: Texel £94.50 Littlebeck Farm (Addison); £94.50 Clarks Farm; £90.50 (2) Lansmere: Swaledale £54.50 Grain O Beck; £54.50 Wemmergill: Rough £50.50 Low Shaw Farm.