Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

6th March 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night were an entry of 4,035 sheep were forward consisting of 3,385 prime hoggs and 650 cast sheep, which was over 1,200 more sheep sold on the same week last year.

Topping the prime hoggs at £138.80 was a 52kg Beltex cross hogg from Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm, Helton which was bought by Mr A Slack.

Topping at 335.3p/kg was a pen of 12 Beltex cross hoggs consigned by Messrs Simpson, Highscale Farm, Wigglesworth which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

The whole consignment of 60 Beltex cross Hoggs from Highscales averaged 35.02kg, £112.27 (320.58p/kg).

Messrs Dickinson, Kirkbarrow Hall, Greystoke sold their run of 50 Beltex cross hoggs to average 41.83kg, £127.82 (305.57p/kg).

The run of 51 Beltex cross hoggs from Outgang Farm sold to average 42.35kg, £122.92 (290.24p/kg).

Messrs Graham, Glenesk sold a fantastic consignment of 412 Swaledale hoggs to top at £103.80 for a pen of 75, with the whole run of Swaledale hoggs averaging £97.63.

Trade for all classes of sheep was the dearest seen for some time.

Smart Continental cross bred hoggs were a fantastic trade with 33 pen of theses selling between 300-335p.kg, with 75 pens selling between £120- £138.

Cast sheep topped at £143.50 for a pen of four Suffolk ewes from Messrs Soulby, Williamsgill Farm, Penrith.  The 12 Suffolk ewes from this home averaged £131.64.

Swaledale ewes topped at £79.50 for a pen from Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside, Barnard Castle.

Leading prices

Prime Hoggs

Price per KiloBeltex 335.3p, 327.1p316.1p, 308.9p, 303.5p Highscale Farm; 333.3p, 320p, 312p, 308.5p, 305.5p, 304.3p, 301.9p, 300.7p, 298.3p, 297.1p Outgang Farm; 331.3p, 305.5p, 300p, 299.5p, 297.3p, 297.1p, 295.5p, 295.1p Keskadale Farm; 323.9p, 319.8p, 313.3p, 309.7p, 309.3p, 306.8p, 304.2p, 303.3p, 303.1p, 301.9p, 298.4p Kirkbarrow Hall; 319.5p West View; 307p Little Beck; 304.9p Town End Farm; 300p Greenbury Grange; 297p Hallbankgate Farm

Texel 275.7p, 254.7p, 246.3p, 243.1p Scale House Farm; 252.9p, 243p Town End Farm; 249.6p Greenbury Grange; 245.8p, 243.3p, 240.8p Briggle Farm; 245p Theakston Grange; 244p Dry Evers; 242p The Park Wall; 240.9p Coupland Beck Farm: Blue Texel 255.8p, 231.5p Buddle House: Cheviot 245.6p Briggle Farm; 230.3p, 225.2p Redlands Bank; 230.3p Thornship Farm; 223.7p, 221.3p Dry Howe; 222.7p West View: Charollais 242.7p, 224.5p Coupland Beck Farm; 220.9p Theakston Grange: Dutch Texel 240.9p, 240.5p Gunnerwell: Suffolk 237.3p Briggle Farm; 236.5p, 226.7p, 224.1p, 222.3p Boghall; 224.6p Theakston Grange: Blackface 230.5p West View; 229.7p Redlands Bank; 229.1p, 228.8p Greystone House: Goats 225.9p Theakston Grange: Mule 224.6p High Stennerskeugh; 222.3p Keskadale Farm; 220.8p Southwaite Farm: Herdwick 221.6p, 202.2p Thorney Gale; 209.5p Keskadale Farm: Swaledale 220.2p, 218.9p, 216.2p, 214p, 211.8p Dalbrack Farm; 217.4p, 210.3p Buddle House; 212.3p Ellergill; 211.6p Redlands Bank: Kerry Hill 218.1p Thornship Farm.

Price per Head Beltex £138.80, £136, £133.30, £129.30, £128.80, £128.30 (2), £127.80, £126.80 (2), £124.80 (2), £123.80, £122.80, £121.80, £120.80, £120.30 Outgang Farm; £135 Greenbury Grange; £134.80, £123.80, £121.30 Upper Brydekirk; £134.30, £132.80, £131.30, £130.80, £127.30, £126.80 (2), £125.80, £125.30 (2), £121.30, £120.80 Kirkbarrow Hall; £132.80, £123.80, £120.80 Brackenslack; £132.80, £130.80, £130, £128.30, £121.80, £120 Keskadale Farm; £132, £129.80, £121.30 Little Beck; £130.80, £127.80, £124.80, £124.30, £123.30 West View; £129.80 (2) Buddle House; £128.80 Dona Close; £126.80 Woodfoot (Maughan); £124.30 Highscale Farm; £123.50 West Briscoe: Texel £131.80, £118.80, £115.80, £113.30, £112.80 Scale House Farm; £128.30, £127.30, £121.30 (2), £117.30 Basco Dyke; £124.80, £118.80, £114.30, £112.30 Greenbury Grange; £120, £116.30 (2), £114.30 (3), £112.80 (2) West Summerside; £118.30 Blades Field Farm; £117.80, £114.30, £113.30 Setterah Park; £116.80, £112.80 Theakston Grange; £115.80 Cotegill; £114.30, £113.30 The Howes; £113.80 Town End Farm; £113.80 Briggle Farm; £113.30 Dry Evers; £113.30 Slack Cottage: Charollais £130.80 Keskadale; £126.80, £125.80, £122.80, £119.80, £118.80, £118.30 (4), £117.30 Whins Farm; £118.30 Theakston Grange: Blue Texel £125, £110 Buddle House: Suffolk £119.80, £117.80, £116.30, £114.30, £111.30, £110 (2), £109.80, £108.80 (2) Boghall; £115.30, £107.80 Theakston Grange; £110.30 Blades Field Farm; £106.80 Briggle Farm: Kerry Hill £119.80 Thornship Farm: Dutch Texel £117.80, £110.80 Gunnerwell; £110.80 Dry Howe: Mule £117.80 Rudd Hills; £116.80, £108.80 Dalbrack Farm; £110 Keskadale; £109.80, £105.30 Setterah Park; £107.80 High Stennerskeugh; £106.30, £104.80 Slack Cottage; £104 Briggle Farm; £102.80 Scale House Farm; £100.30 Blades Field Farm; £100 Hole House: Swaledale £103.80, £97.30, £96.30 (2), £95.30 Dalbrack Farm; £100.80, £96.30 (2) Sowerthwaite Farm; £98.80 Punchard Farm; £98.30, £97.80 High Stennerskeugh; £97.30 Blades Field Farm; £97.30 Buddle House; £95 Slack Cottage; £94.80 High Blackton Farm; £94.80 Birch Bush: Blackface £100.80, £93.80 Greystone House; £96.80 West View: Cheviot £95.80 Briggle Farm; £91.30 West View; £89.80 Thornship Farm; £86.30 Dry Howe: Herdwick £95.30 Thorney Gale; £83.80 Keskadale: Bluefaced Leicester £88.80 Keisley Farm; £87.80 Bank House Farms: Goats £76.80 Theakston Grange.

Cast Ewes – Suffolk £143.50, £130, £128.50 Williamsgill Farm; £120 Bank Head; £105.50, £94.50 Raisgill Hall; £100.50 Greenbury Grange: Texel £138.50 Williamsgill Farm; £133.50 Parkside; £133.50, £121.50, £117.50 Whygill Head; £109.50, £99.50, £98.50, £96.50 Greenbury Grange; £101.50 Ballacrye Farm; £97.50 West Briscoe; £96.50 Town End Farm; £95.50 Outgang Farm: Dutch Texel £126.50 (2) Terrys Farm: Beltex £125.50, £100 (3), £99.50 Upper Brydekirk: Blue Texel £120 West View: Bluefaced Leicester £101.50 Bank House Farms: Mule £94.50, £80.50 South View; £93.50 Martindale Farm; £90.50 Bridge End Farm; £88.50 Sunnybrae; £85.50 Outgang Farm: Dorset £90.50 Ballacrye Farm: Masham £84.50 Outgang Farm; £83.50 Ballacrye Farm: Cheviot £83.50, £78.50 Coupland Beck Farm; £78.50, £73.50 Thornship Farm: Hampshire £80.50 Bank House Farm (Coates): Swaledale £79.50 Parkside; £74.50 Birch Bush; £70.50, £60.50 Bank House Farms; £66.50 West Briscoe; £66.50 Bleathgill; £64.50 Keisley Farm; £61.50 West End; £60.50 Bollihope Shield Farm: Rough £79.50 Raisgill Hall: Kerry Hill £75.50 Thornship Farm: Blackface £70.50, £68.50 Dalbrack Farm; £61.50 Scale House Farm.

Cast Rams

Price per Head – Bluefaced Leicester £140.50 Wythes Hill; £116.50 Swathburn Farm: Texel £106.50 Barrowmoor Road: Swaledale £87.50, £79.50 West Briscoe; £78.50 Bollihope Shield Farm; £70 Cotegill: Rough £90 Cotegill