Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

27th March 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night where 2,731 sheep were forward consisting of 2,277 prime hoggs and 454 cast sheep.

The hoggs topped on two different occasions at £148.80, this was firstly for a pen of heavy Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm, Helton which were bought by Mr A Atkinson.  The next at £148.80 was another pen of heavy Texel cross hoggs this time from Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside, Middleton-In-Teesdale which were bought by Mr A Slack.

Topping at 334.6p/kg was three 37kg Beltex cross hoggs which made £123.80 from Mr G Harryman, Hawkshead and were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

The consignment of 70 hoggs from Messrs Harryman averaged 276.04p/kg.

Messrs Patchett, Ripon sold a wonderful run of 375 Hill Cheviot cross hoggs to average 51kg, £125.96 (246.9p/kg), with this consignment topping at £143.30 for a pen of 60 Cheviot hoggs which were bought by Mr A Slack.

All classes of sheep were similar to last week’s strong rates.  Heavy and smart bred hoggs were best to sell, with some being said to be as dear as they have been.

Cast sheep were in extreme demand with heavy ewes as good a trade as seen for a long time.  This section topped at £154.50 for a pen of Suffolk ewes from Messrs Soulsby, Williamsgill Farm, Temple Sowerby.

Swaledale ewes topped twice at £78.50 from Messrs Foster, Birch Bush, Barnard Castle and from Messrs Calvert, Hoggarths Farm, Richmond.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head – Beltex £148.80, £146.80, £138.80, £133.80, £133.30, £125.30, £124.80, £121.30, £121, £120.80 (2) Outgang Farm; £135.30, £134.30, £130, £125.80, £121.30, £120.30 West View; £132.80, £124.30 Little Beck; £123.80, £120 The Galleon; £120.80 Greenfield Farm; £120.30 Keskadale: Texel £148.80, £142.80 Parkside; £139.80 Haithwaite; £137.80 West Summersides; £135.80 Rigg Farm; £134.80, £130, £123.30, £115, £112 Hall Bank; £129.80 Hollins View Farm; £128.80, £115.80 Little Beck; £124.80 West View; £123.80 Narthwaite; £123.80 Haithwaite; £118.30, £115.80 Outgang Farm; £114.80 Garth Side; £110 The Sycamores; £110 Cherry Blossom Farm: Cheviot £143.30, £140, £138.80, £137.80, £136.80, £134.80, £133.80, £129.80, £128.30, £125.30, £124.30 (2), £123.30 (2), £121.80, £118.80 (2), £110.30, £108.80 West Summersides; £112, £107.80 West View: Charollais £126.80, £101.30 Hall Bank; £105.80 Scale House Farm; £103.30 Woodfoot (Maughan): Swaledale £118.80, £98.30 Dirt Pit Farm; £111.80 High Birk Hatt; £102.30 Burton Hill; £100.30 (2) £95.30 (3) Craig Farm; £100.30 West Briscoe; £100.30 Ettersgill House; £100.30 Blades Field Farm; £99.80, £99.30 Hole House; £98.80 Rigg Farm; £96.80 Howgill Castle: Suffolk £115.30 Burton Hill: Blue Texel £114.80 Keskadale: Kerry Hill £114.80 Nutholm Farm: Mule £114.80 Blades Field Farm; £111.30 Burton Hill; £103.80 Sunrise House Farm; £99.30 Oakbank; £99.30 Scale House Farm; £96.80 Villa Farm; £96.30 The Park Wall; £95.30 Howgill Castle: Rough £113.80 High lane (Capstick); £99.80 Crooksbeck; £94.30 Outgang Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £106.80 Whingill; £92.30 Nutholm Farm: Blackface £100.80, £92.80 Scale House Farm: Masham £95 Outgang Farm: Jacob £86.30 Herdship: Herdwick £77.30 Cherry Blossom Farm.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 334.6p, 324.3p, 297.4p The Galleon; 219.8p, 306.8p, 300.7p West View; 318.4p, 305.6p, 294.5p, 293.3p, 289.2p Outgang Farm; 310.8p Little Beck; 296.9p Keskadale: Blue Texel 273.3p, 244.5p Keskadale: Cheviot 264p, 257.3p, 254.3p, 253.7p (2), 251.6p, 249.6p, 248.7p, 246.7p, 246.6p, 245.7p, 243.6p, 243.5p, 242.4p West Summersides; 254.5p West View: Texel 262.9p, 246.4p Little Beck; 258.3p, 241.8p Birks Farm; 249.6p, 244.7p, 243.5p, 241.8p Hall bank; 247.6p Narthwaite; 247p Hollins View Farm; 244.7p West View; 244.5p Villa Farm; 240.8p Sawbridge Hall: Charollais 243.8p, 241.2p Hall Bank; 242p Scale House Farm; 240.2p Woodfoot (Maughan): Dutch Texel 241.2p Dry Howe: Blackface 237.9p Scale House Farm; 230.9p Helbeck Grange; 229.2p Starrah: Swaledale 233.2p, 232.4p (2), 226.9p, 222.9p (2) Craig Farm; 228.8p Musgrave House; 221.5p, 220.3p Helbeck Grange: Mule 227.1p Haber; 227.1p Burton Hill; 222.7p Briggle Farm; 222.6p Helbeck Grange; 221.6p Howgill Castle; 222.8p Blades Field Farm: Suffolk 226.1p Burton Hill; 225.1p Gordon Farm: Rough 214.3p Outgang Farm; 200.7p Helbeck Grange: Herdwick 203.4p Cherry Blossom Farm.

Cast Ewes – Suffolk £154.50, £124.50 Williamsgill Farm; £105.50 Winter Tarn Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £140 Whingill; £130.50 Sunnybrae; £112.50 Bleathgill; £104.50 Vicars Green: Texel £120, £105.50 West Summersides; £114.50 New Hall; £112.50 Hodgson House; £111.50 Greenfield Farm; £110.50 Winter Tarn Farm; £107.50 Powis House; £104.50, £102.50 Sawbridge Hall; £103.50 Wharton Hall; £100 Parkside: Cheviot £109.50 Dufton Wood; £96.50 West Summersides; £80.50 School Cottage: Masham £101.50 Crooksbeck: Mule £96.50, £88.50 West Summersides; £94.50 Alder Bank; £90.50 Sunnybrae; £90 Haber; £88.50 Brownber Farm: Rough £82.50, £78.50 High Lane (Capstick): Swaledale £78.50 Birch Bush; £78.50, £70.50 Hoggarths Farm; £73.50 West Summersides; £71.50 Bleathgill; £67.50 Whitewall Farm; £66.50 Quarry Cottage; £65.50 Whingill; £65.50 Midtown Farm: Hebridean £60.50, £48.50 School Cottage: Blackface £58.50 Starrah: Herdwick £55.50 Dufton Wood.

Cast Rams – Texel £130.50 Parkside; £119.50, £116.50, £114 Williamsgill Farm; £118.50 Hartley Castle: Rough £113.50 High Wood End: Swaledale £82.50 New Hall; £78.50 Parkside.