Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

17th April 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when 2,090 sheep were forward consisting of 1,443 prime hoggs and 632 cast sheep and 15 spring lambs.

Topping the prime hoggs at £148.80 was a pair of Texel cross hoggs from Messrs Jackson, Clarks Farm, Lamonby, Penrith which were bought by Mr H. Birkbeck on behalf of Staffield Farm Meats, Penrith.

Topping the hoggs at 319p/kg was a pen of 42kg Beltex cross hoggs which sold for £134 from Messrs Dodd, West View and were bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats.

Spring lambs topped at £143 (340.5p/kg) for 42kg Dutch Texel cross lambs from Messrs Balmer, Low Grassgill, Appleby which were bought by A. Atkinson.

Trade for prime hoggs was dearer than expected and sharper than it had been earlier in the week, especially for quality well finished sheep.

Messrs Patchett, Ripon sold a fantastic consignment of 322 Hill Cheviot hoggs to average 46kg £120.33 (261.58p/kg).

Messrs Mark, Sunny Gill Farm, Ousby sold a great consignment of 46 Hill Cheviot and Texel cross hoggs to average 49.2kg £128.16 (260.48p/kg)

Messrs Dodd, West View sold another wonderful consignment of 40 mainly Hill Cheviot and Beltex cross hoggs to average 45.4kg £124.59 (274.42p/kg).

Cast sheep were a flying trade once again with this section topping at £160.50 for a Texel ram from Messrs Jackson, Clarks Farm, Lamonby, Penrith with this same home also topping the cast ewes at £159.60 and £157.50 for two pens of Texel cross ewes.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head – Texel £148.80, £138.30, £127.30, £123 Clarks Farm; £143.80, £133.80, £128.80, £128.30, £125.30 Sunny Gill Farm; £140.80, £132.80, £122.80 West Summersides; £134.80 Lilac House; £133.80 Heather Bank; £132.80, £124.30 Setterah Park; £130.80 Waitby Farm; £129.80, £123.80 Westfield Farm; £127.80 Scarside; £124.80 Burton Hill: Beltex £148, £134, £133, £124.30, £122.80 West View; £126.80 Sunny Gill Farm; £121.80, £120.80 Low Swainston Farm: Cheviot £135.30, £128.30, £124.80, £123.30, £119.30, £117.80, £117.30, £116.80, £116.30, £114.30 West Summersides; £127.80, £122.30 Sunny Gill Farm; £126.80, £113.80 West View: Suffolk £133.30 Clarks Farm; £119.80 Burton Hill; £102.80 Hardstones Farm; £101.30 Rockcliffe Farm: Rough £130, £114.30 Skelcies Hall: Mule £119.30 Blades Field; £115.80, £111.80 Setterah Park; £110.80 Waitby Farm; £109.80 West Summersides; £108.80 Burton Hill: Charollais £114.30 Greenfield Farm: Swaledale £108.80 Low Farm: £105.30 Blades Field Farm; £104.80, £100.80 Spring End; £100.80, £91.30 Barras Farm: £99.30 Setterah Park; £96.30 Mount Pleasant Farm; £93.80 West Summersides; £93.30 Town Head Farm: Blackface £106.30, £99.80 Greystone House; £93.30 Redlands Bank: Bluefaced Leicester £93.80 Waterhouses: Rough £80 Manor Court.

Price per Kilo –

Beltex 319p, 314.9p, 303.2p, 301.3p, 295.9p West View: Texel 278.4p, 276.5p, 264.5p Sunny Gill Farm; 270.2p Setterah Park; 258.2p Scarside; 250p Helbeck Farm: Cheviot 278p Sunny Gill Farm; 270.8p, 265.5p, 262.5p, 262.3p, 261.8p, 260.7p, 259.3p, 258.4p, 256.9p, 251.6p, 250.6p West Summersides; 269.8p Townfoot; 264.7p, 251.1p West View: Blackface 255.9p, 241.6p Greystone House; 222.1p Redlands Bank: Rouge 248.6p, 248.5p Skelcies Hall: Suffolk 239.6p Burton Hill; 233.6p Hardstones Farm; 230.2p Rockcliffe Farm: Mule 233.6p West Summersides; 228.5p Waitby Farm; 228.20 Setterah Park; 224.30 Burton Hill: Swaledale 228.8p West Summersides; 228.3p Setterah Park; 227.6p Town Head Farm: Charollais 224.1p Greenfield Farm.

Spring Lambs

Price per Head – Dutch Texel £143 Low Grassgill: Suffolk £139 Low Grassgill: Beltex £131, £106.50, £102.50 Street House: Zwartble £118.80, £100 Hayberries.

Price per Kilo – Dutch Texel 340.5p Low Grassgill; Beltex 319.5p, 313.2p, 292.9p, 282.4p Street House: Zwartble 253.2p Hayberries

Cast Ewes – Texel £159.50, £157.50 Clarks Farm; £154.50 Rennels House; £140.50 West View; £132.50 Woodfoot; £127.50, £119.50, £110.50 Rosgill Head; £125.50 Sunny Mount; £120.50 High Street; £113.50 Greenfield Farm; £113.50 West End Farm; £112.50 Barnskew: Bluefaced Leicester £130.50, £116.50 Bowderdale Head; £100.50 Waterhouses: Suffolk £118.50 Rosgill Head; £113.50 Low Grassgill; £112.50, £110.50 Clarks Farm: Rouge £118.50 Skelcies Hall: Mule £111.50 School Farm; £110.50 Low Swainston Farm; £103.50, £100.50 Rosgill Head; £103.50 Sawbridge Hall; £102.50 Brownber Farm; £99.50 Langton Field; £99.50 Waterhouses; £96.50 Clarks Farm; £94.50 Barnskew: Rough £88.50 Waterhouses; £87.50 Beckstones; £76.50 High Lane; £76.50 Ellergill Farm: Swaledale £88.50 Waterhouses; £81.50, £72.50 Harbour Flatt; £78.50 Kitridding; £78.50 Intake Bottom; £74.50 Stoneriggs; £73.50 West End Farm: Cheviot £85.50 Herdship; £69.50 Coupland Beck Farm: Masham £84.50 Low Swainston Farm.

Cast Rams – Texel £160.50 Clarks Farm; £145.50 Town Head Farm; £144.50, £128.50 Abbey Park; £144.50 Highfield House; £127.50 High Street; £124.50 Leather Howe; £120.50 Rosgill Head: Bluefaced Leicester £124.50 Waterhouses; £109.50 Rigg Farm: Rough £98.50 Manor Court: Swaledale £87.50 Barras Farm; £86.50 Low Farm; £82.50 Ravenseat.