Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

27th February 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night were an entry of 2,963 sheep were forward consisting of 2,709 prime hoggs and 254 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £138 was a 50kg Beltex cross hogg from Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm, Helton which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

Topping at 317p/kg was a pair of Beltex cross hoggs from Megan Kendal, Outgang Farm which were also bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

Messrs Dickinson, Kirkbarrow Hall, Greystoke sold a fantastic consignment of 50 Beltex cross hoggs to average 42.2kg, £121.73 (288.45p/kg).

Messrs Patchett, Ripon sold a great run of 204 Texel cross heavy hoggs to average 51.9kg, £112.42 (216.34p/kg).

Messrs Taylor, Redlands Bank, Appleby sold a meaty consignment of 301 Swaledale and Blackface hoggs to average 34kg, £70.07.

Messrs Graham, Glenesk, Brechin sold a pen of 25 Blackface hoggs at 45kg to make £100.30, with a pen of 80 Swaledale hoggs from this home weighing 47kg and made £97.80.

A run of 140 Texel, Suffolk and Hill Cheviot cross hoggs from Hyde Park sold to average 49.4kg, £110.02 (222.7p/kg).

All weights, breeds and types of prime hoggs were a flying trade being the dearest seen for some time and many more could have easily have been sold to extreme demand from our 12 active buyers supplying 25 different outlets.

Leading prices
Prime Hoggs
Price per Head – Beltex £138, £136.80, £131.80, £130.80, £130 (2), £128.80, £127.80, £126.80 (2), £124.80, £124.30, £123.80 (3), £123.30, £120.30, £119.80, £116.80, £112.30, £111.30 Outgang Farm; £131.80, £128.80, £123.80, £118.80, £117.30, £111.80 Crossfell House; £128.80, £126.80, £125.80, £124.80, £124.30, £123.80, £122.80, £120.30, £117.80 (2), £112.30 Kirkbarrow Hall; £124.80 Grassgill Lodge; £122.80 Dona Close; £119.80, £117.80, £116.80, £115.80, £110.80 Laburnham Court; £113.80, £112.80, £111.30 Setterah Park; £112.30 Hyde Park; £110.80 Grassgill Lodge: Dutch Texel £123.80 Setterah Park: Suffolk £119.80 Crossfell House; £119.30, £116.30, £115.30 Hyde Park; £98.80 East Rackwood Hill; £97.80 Friendship Farm: Texel £117.80 (2), £115.30, £113.30, £111.80, £111.30, £110.80 (2), £111.30, £105.30 West Summersides; £115.80 Dalbrack Farm; £114.30, £113.30 (2), £110.30 Crossfell House; £112.30, £107.80, £105.30 Hyde Park; £107.30, £104.30 Calva Farm; £105.30, £102.80 Low Startforth Road; £104.80 Heather Bank; £104.30 Dalbrack Farm; £103.80 Wemmergill Farm; £100.80 Stonepotts: Mule £114.30, £108.80 (2), £102.80 Hole House; £107.80 Dalbrack Farm; £106.30 Hyde Park; £103.80, £101.30 Setterah Park: Bluefaced Leicester £114.30 Stonepotts; £110.80 Eastfield Farm: Cheviot £105.20, £97.80 Crossfell House; £95.80 Hyde Park: Swaledale £103.30, £97.80 Dalbrack Farm; £100, £92 Stoneriggs; £98.80 Harbour Flatt; £95.80 Prospect Farm; £94.30 Hole House; £92.80 Grassgill Lodge; £91.80 High Blackton Farm: Blackface £100.30 Dalbrack Farm; £96.30, £87.80 Greystone House; £94.30 Low Startforth Road; £89.80 Redlands Bank: Rough £94.80 Flakebridge Farm; £91.80 The Gables; £85.80 Helbeck Grange: Herdwick £64.30 The Gables.

Price per KiloBeltex 317p, 312p, 309.5p, 303.2p, 302p, 301.9p, 300.7p, 294.8p, 293.4p, 278.6p, 277.8p, 275.6p, 274p, 270.8p Outgang Farm; 312p, 310p, 303.5p, 299.5p, 288.2p, 285.9p, 280.5p, 276.2p, 275.1p, 273.4p Kirkbarrow Hall; 279.5p Crossfell House; 279p, 272.3p Laburnham Court: Texel 283.3p, 259.8p, 234p, 231.9p, 231.2p Crossfell House; 245p, 234p Hyde Park; 242.6p Dalbrack Farm; 234.8p Calva Farm; 237.6p Dona Close: Cheviot 233.7p Hyde Park; 227.4p Crossfell House; 221.3p Redlands Bank; 218.9p (2) Ghyll Bank: Blackface 224.5p, 224.3p, 221.3p Redlands Bank; 224p Greystone House; 223.8p Helbeck Grange; 222.9p Dalbrack Farm: Suffolk 217.5p, 215.4p Hyde Park; 217.1p Glenlough; 216.6p Castle Hill: Mule 213.6p West Hindon Farm; 211.4p Dalbrack Farm; 210.5p Helbeck Grange: Swaledale 208.1p, 206.6p Dalbrack Farm; 207p, 205.3p Harbour Flatt; 206.4p, 202.2p Redlands Bank; 206.1p, 205.3p, 204.7p, 200.7p Helbeck Grange; 205.6p Howgill Castle; 204.6p Ellergill; 202p Harker Springs: Rough 204.3p Helbeck Grange; 194.5p Ghyll Bank: Herdwick 194.8p The Gables.

Cast Ewes
Price per HeadTexel £133.50 Greenfield Farm; £115.50 (2), £109.50, £97.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £99.50 Friendship Farm; £90.50 Whingill: Suffolk £130, £120.50, £120 Scar Top: Bluefaced Leicester £108.50 Bowderdale Head: Beltex £100.50 Easegill Head: Zwartble £89.50 Castle Hill: Mule £80 Bowderdale Head; £75.50 Friendship Farm: Rough £73.50 The Gables; £60 (2) Raven Cottage: Swaledale £61.50 Whitewall Farm; £61.50 West Hindon Farm; £59.50 Well House; £58.50 West Friar House; £55.50, £54.50 New House; £55.50 Greenhow: Blackface £60 Greenhow: Herbridean £49.50 Town Head.

Cast Rams
Price per Head – Texel £90 Friendship Farm: Swaledale £76.50 Stonepotts; £52.50 Greenhow; £52.50 Middle Farm.