Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

10th April 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when 4,024 sheep were forward consisting of 3,276 prime hoggs and 685 cast sheep, 40 ewes with Lambs at foot and 23 spring lambs, which was a record number and trade for this time in the season here at Kirkby Stephen

Topping the prime hoggs at £170 were firstly a pair of 48kg Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Tustian, Banbury which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd, then shortly after the £170 mark was reached again by Messrs Tustian for a 45kg Beltex cross hogg this being bought by Mr A. Atkinson.

Topping at 4.00p/kg was a pen of six 39.5kg Beltex cross hoggs which made £158 from Beck Hill Farm, Scorton and were bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

The whole consignment of 80 Beltex cross hoggs from Beck Hill averaged 42kg £147.47 (351.11p/kg)

The run of 124 Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Tustian, Banbury averaged 42.5kg £145.14 (341.50p/kg).

Messrs Graham, Glenesk Brechin sold a wonderful consignment of 380 Swaledale hoggs to average 44.5kg £126.01 (283.16p/kg) with a pen of 91 42.5kg Swaledale hoggs from this home making £125.80 (296p/kg).

Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm, Bishop Auckland sold a run of 80 Charollais and Suffolk cross hoggs to average 56kg £156.62.

Cast sheep were also a flying trade with this section topping at £160.50 for a Bluefaced Leicester ewe from Messrs Hill, Whitewall Farm, Great Asby.

Mule ewes sold to £118.50 for a pen of six from Messrs Hetherington, Old Hall Farm, Staffield, Penrith.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head – Beltex £170(2), £163.80, £161.80, £161.30, £158.80, £158, £157.80, £155, £152.80, £150 Yanhill Farm; £169, £153.80 Grassgill Lodge; £166, £164.80, £163.80, £158.80 Outgang Farm; £162.30, £158, £157.80, £154.30 Greenbury Grange; £160 Town End Farm; £153.80(2) West View; £150.80 Sunny Gill Farm; £150.80 Water Hall Farm; £150.30 Scale House Farm: Charollais £167.80, £161.30, £158.80(2), £157.80, £157.30, £156.30, £155.80, £153.80, £151.30 Whins Farm: Suffolk £165.80 Burton Hill; £163.80, £161.80, £160, £158.80, £150.80 Whins Farm; £158.80 Boghall; £151.30 Timberley Farm: Dutch Texel £163.80, £153.80, £132.80 Terrys Farm; £137.30 Water Hall Farm: Texel £162.80 Mill Cottage; £159.80, £151.80, £150.80, £144 Scale House Farm; £158.80, £148.30 Sunny Gill Farm; £155.30(2), £149.80, £147.80, £147.30, £146.30(2), £143.80, £140.80 Timberley Farm; £154.80 Amersber Cottage; £148.30, £147.80 West Summersides; £146.80 Town End Farm; £142.80 Wharton Hall: Blackface £153.50, £129.30, £127.80, £123.80 Dalbrack Farm; £143.80, £135.80, £126.30, £125.30 Boghall; £128.30 Greystone House; £121.80 West View: Cheviot £149.80, £130.30 Sunny Gill Farm; £148.80, £140.30, £133.30 West Summersides; £140.30 West View: Mule £144.30, £135.30(2), £133.30, £132.30, £131.80 West Summersides; £137.80 Town End Farm; £136.80 Dalbrack Farm; £130.80 Burton Hill: Swaledale £142.80, £131.80, 3127.30, £126.30(2), £125.80(2), £124.30(2), £123.30 Dalbrack Farm: Rough £112.30 Smardale Hall: Herdwick £104.80 Smardale Hall.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 400p, 367.4p, 363.3p, 345.3p, 332p Greenbury Grange; 380.5p, 367.8p, 355.3p Water Hall Farm; 377.8p, 372.1p, 372p, 371.1p, 370p, 368.4p, 356.5p, 355.9p, 354.2p, 352.9, 352.6p, 348.8p, 342p, 340p, 330.2p Yarnhill Farm; 334.5p Outgang Farm: Blackface 312.2p, 309.4p, 308p 306p Boghall; 304.2p Dalbrack Farm: Suffolk 310p Boghall; 296.5p, 293p Timberley Farm; 292.6p Scale House Farm: Texel 309p, 300.7p Sunny Gill Farm; 307.4p, 302.8p, 301.6p Timberley Farm; 306.7p Scale House Farm; 303.1p, 300.7p West Summersides: Charollais 305.10 Timberley Farm; 292.4p Water Hall Farm; 290.2p, 285.5p Whins Farm: Dutch Texel 301.8p Terrys Farm; 298.4p, 292.1p, 291.6p Water Hall Farm: Cheviot 300.7p, 396.1p Sunny Gill Farm; 296.2p, 292.3p West Summersides; 295.8p Birks Farm; 290.5p Low Greenside: Swaledale 296p(2), 290.3p, 286.7p, 279.3p(2), 271.6p Dalbrack Farm: Mule 281.7p Yarnhill Farm; 279.2p Dalbrack Farm; 278.5p, 274.6p West Summersides: Herdwick 210.3p Pennine View.

Spring Lambs

Price per Head – Zwartble £157 Avondale: Texel £148, £140 Greenbury Grange; £139 Fell View: Suffolk £132 Williamsgill Farm.

Price per Kilo – Texel 370p, 341.5p Greenbury Grange; 339p Fell View; 338.9p House & Holme Farm; 327.8p Roseleigh: Suffolk 338.5, 329.7p Williamsgill Farm: Zwartble 313.2p Avondale; 301.3p Rookery House.

Cast Ewes – Bluefaced Leicester £160.50 Whitewall Farm; £112.50 Yore House; £106.50 Asby Hall: Texel £156.50, £132.50 Amersber Cottage; £150.50 Dry Evers; £150.50, £128.50 Yore House; £146.50(2), £136.50 Terrys Farm; £144.50, £120.50 Dona Close; £140.50 Wharton Hall; £138.50(2) Grassgill Lodge; £138.50 High Street; £122.50, £120.50 Lansmere; £122.50 Old Hall Farm; £120 Potlands: Suffolk £142.50, £137.50, £134.50, £122.50 Old Hall Farm; £134.50 Terrys Farm; £122.50 Fell View: Mule £118.50 Old Hall Farm; £110.50 Musgrave House; £108.50 Potlands; £108.50 Roseleigh; £100.50 Friendship Farm: Zwartble £114.50 Yore House: Rough £90.50 Dalefoot; £88.50 Lockholme Hall: £86.50 Smardale Hall: Swaledale £88.50 Low Rigg; £83.50 Asby Hall; £77.50 Hoggarths Farm; £75.50, £74.50 Whitewall Farm; £74.50 High Lane; £72.50 Ashgill Farm; £70.50 Sandwath Farm: Blackface £84.50 Scale House Farm; £76.50 Laneside; £73.50 Dalbrack Farm.

Cast Rams – Texel £150.50 Dale View; £106.50 Dona Close: Beltex £116.50 Stripes Farm: Swaledale £82.50 Pennine View; £80.50 Cronkley; £78.50 South Wellhope.

Breeding Sheep (per Life)

Aged Ewes – Lleyn £70, £66 Whingill

3 Shear – Lleyn £89, £74 Whingill

Shearlings – Lleyn £83 Whingill