Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

13th March 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night were an entry of 2,778 sheep were forward consisting of 2,245 prime hoggs and 533 cast sheep.

Topping the prime hoggs at £140 was a 59kg Texel cross hogg from Miss B. Potter, Greenlees, Tebay.
Topping at 292p/kg was a pen of Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm, Helton, Penrith.
The whole consignment of 51 Beltex cross hoggs from Outgang averaged 44kg £118.89 (270.2p/kg) with a pen of 53kg hoggs being included in this which sold for £130.80 (246.8p/kg) and another pen at 61kg which made £133.

With numbers forward earlier in the day being tight, the trade here at Kirkby Stephen was again one of the dearest seen for some time for a much lesser quality show of sheep forward.

Heavy sheep were the dearest seen with Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm run of heavy Charollais cross hoggs selling to average £128.55, with a pen of 10 56kg hoggs from this home selling for £129.80 (231.17p/kg)

Swaledale hoggs topped at £115.30 for a pen of 56kg hoggs from Messrs Clarke, Howgill Castle, Milburn.
Messrs Goad, Burton Hill, Dent sold a pen of 30 Mule hoggs to weigh 48kg and sell for £106.80 (222.5p).

Numbers forward were way short of buyers requirements and many more prime sheep could have easily been sold here at Kirkby Stephen.

Leading prices:
Prime Hoggs
Price per KiloBeltex 292p, 289.8p, 288.6p, 285.8p, 283.7p, 283.3p, 280p, 278.8p, 278.7p, 277.1p, 276.3p Outgang Farm: Texel 259.5p Midtown Farm; 239.2p Setterah Park; 238p Ballakaighen Farm; 237.3p Greenlease; 236.7p Briggle Farm; £236.7p Green Farm; 235.9p Kiln Beck Farm; 235.4p Birks Farm; 235p Easterbeck House: Hampshire 247.3p, 240.5p The Villa: Cheviot 239.5p Briggle Farm; 231.7, 231.1p Inner Gordon; 230.5p Crossfell House; 225.8p, 222.6p Birks Farm; 221p Redlands Bank: Dutch Texel 235p Gunnerwell: Blackface 234.1p, 226.9p Greystone House; 221.8p Redlands Bank: Suffolk 233.60 Green Farm, 233.3p, 228.4p, 223p Briggle Farm; 230p Kiln Beck Farm; 223p Ballaseyr: Charollais 227.7p, 220.2p Whins Farm; 227.30 Holme Farm: Mule 222.5p Burton Hill; 215.6p Howgill Farm; 215.4p Villa Farm; 215.2p Setterah Park: Swaledale 217p, 214.5p, 210.9p Howgill Castle; 210.4p Musgrave House; £210p Villa Farm: Herdwick 212p Park House; 211p Nixon Terrace; 201.7p Uldale Farm: Rough 207.2p Helbeck Grange.

Price per Head Texel £140 Greenlees; £127.80, £119.3 Ballavastyn Farm; £127.30, £112.80 Easterbeck House; £124.80, £114.80, £106.80 Setterah Park; £122.80, £110.30 Yore House; £121.30, £101.80 Ballaseyr; £120.30 Rosgill Head; £120 Ballacrye Farm; £114.80 Blades Field Farm; £110.30 Crossfell House# £108.80, £103.80, £100.30 Midtown Farm; £106.80 Briggle Farm; £104.80 Crossfell House; £104.80 Slack Cottage; £103.80 Low Barn; £103.30 Langrigg House; £101.80 Green Farm; £100 Clockeld: Suffolk £138 Nixon Terrace; £127.30 Blades Farm; £124.80 Greenlees; £109.80 Green Farm; £104.80, £100.30 Briggle Farm: Beltex £133(x2), £131, £130.80, £128.80, £128, £126, £123.80, £122, £121.80 £120(x2), £118.80(x2), £117.80, £116.80, £116.30, £115.80, £114.30(x2), £113.30, £106.80 Outgang Farm; £128.80, £118.80, £107.80, £101.80 Dona Close; £126.80 Clockeld; £124.80, £110.30, £108.30, £107.30, £102.80 Setterah Park; £123.80 Crossfell House; £111.80 Nixon Terrace: Bluefaced Leicester £120.80 Allotment Farm: Mule £115.80 Allotment Farm; £112.80, £103.30 Setterah Park; £109.30 Blades Field; £108.80, £104.30 Slack Cottage; £107.80 Howgill Farm; £106.80 Sowerthwaite Farm; £106.80 Burton Hill: Swaledale £115.30, £100.80, £92.80 Howgill Castle; £96.80 Musgrave House; £96.30, £95.30, £92.30 Hill Farm; £95.80, £94.30 Sowerthwaite Farm; £93.80 Cranberry; £93.80, £90 Frith Holme; £91.30 Easterbeck House; £90 South Wellhope; £90 Ashgill Farm; £90 Slack Cottage: Charollais £113.80, £130, £129.80, £128.30, £127.80, £126.80, £125.80, £123.30 Whins Farm; £102.30 Holme Farm: Dutch Texel £112.80 Gunnerwell: Teeswater £110 Cooilingel Farm: Hampshire £108.80, £105.80 The Villa; £99.30, £95.30 Ballacoar Farm: Cheviot £97.30 Inner Gordon; £96.80 Crossfell House; £95.80 Briggle Farm: Herdwick £96.80 Uldale Farm, £93.30 Park House Farm; £82.30 Nixon Terrace: Blackface £95.30, £91.30 Greystone House: Rough £80.80 Helbeck Grange.

Cast Ewes
Price per Head – Texel £118 Lowfield Cottage; £100 Pepper Hall; £98.50 Low Barn; £96.50 Shieldhill Top; £96.50 Crossfell House; £94.50 Wharton Hall: Bluefaced Leicester £112.50 Whingill; £96.50 Swathburn: Suffolk £105.50 Lowfield Cottage; £93.50 Castle Hill: Mule £92.50 Rosgill Head; £88.50 Alder Bank; £85.50 Green Farm; £85 South View; £84.50 Holme Farm; £83.50 Low Barn: Cheviot £70 Crossfell House: Blackface £68.50 Streatlam Close: Swaledale £67.50 South Wellhope; £66.50 Gillses Farm; £65 Howgill Castle; £60 Allotment Farm; £58.50 Middle Bank End; £58.50 Ashgill Farm; £56.50 Hill Farm; £56.50 Blades Field Farm; £56.50 Oak House: Rough Fell £60 Archers Hall: Herdwick £44.50 Streatlam Close.

Cast Rams
Price per Head – Bluefaced Leicester £126.50 Shieldhill Top: Texel £120.50 Villa Farm; £114 Rosgill Head; £96.50 Shieldhill top; £90(x2) Ballavastyn Farm: Rough £112.50 Rosgill Head: Beltex £112.50 Rosgill Head: Swaledale £80.50 South Wellhope; £76.50 Hill Farm; £61.50 Middle Bank End; £60.50 Archers Hall.