Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

1st November 2016

Harrison & Hetherington, Kirkby Stephen held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 3,250 were forward consisting of 2,842 prime lambs and 508 cast sheep. 

Topping the sale at £140 was a Beltex cross lamb from Mr K Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd. 

Topping at 299.5p per kilo was a pair of Beltex cross lambs from Mr S Millman, Brackenslack, Maulds Meaburn which were also purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. 

Heavy lambs were also good to sell with 55kg Beltex crosses from Messrs Jackson, Little Beck, Kings Meaburn making £112 selling to Dowdings Butchers, Appleby. 

Smart quality export weighted lambs were a flying trade on the night once again with over 50 different lots of these selling in excess of 240p per kilo.  Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park sold a wonderful pen of 33 kg Beltex cross lambs to make £83.30. 

A large show of 613 Mule lambs were forward and topped at £87.50 for a pen of heavy lambs from Messrs Thompson & Baird, Midtown Farm, Crosby Ravensworth which were bought by Mr A Slack. 

Leading Prices:

Prime Lambs
Price per Head – 
Beltex £140, £120, £108.80, £105.80 (2) Terrys Farm; £116.80 Brackenslack (Millman); £116, £110, £104.80, £103.80 West View (Dodd); £115.80, £100.80 The Birches; £114.80 West Briscoe; £112.80, £102.80 Paradise Farm; £112, £100 Little Beck; £109.80 Thorney Gale; £109.80 (2) Fawcett Park; £109.30, £107.30 Outgang Farm; £104.80, £100.80 Parkside; £103.80, £101 Crossfell House; £102.80 Row End Farm (Little); £102.80 Brackenslack (Seymour): Dutch Texel £118.30, £105.30, £97.30, £94.80 West View (Dodd); £100, £87.30 Terrys Farm; £87.80 West Briscoe; £86.80 West Side House: Texel £103.30, £87.80, £87.80 High Street (Metcalf); £102.30, £95.80 Lansmere; £94.30 West Briscoe; £92.30 Holme Farm (Bousfield); £90.30, £86.30 Clarks Farm; £90.30, £89.80, £86.30 The Buildings; £87.80 Tennant Gill Farm; £86.30 Abbey Park; £86.30 Decklyn; £85.30 Jardines; £85 High Griseburn: Charollais £98.80, £88.80, £83.80, £80 Whins Farm; £81.30 Decklyn: Suffolk £95.80, £87.30, £86.30 Clarks Farm; £86.80, £79.30 Whins Farm; £76.80 Terrys Farm; £76.30 Duckintree Farm: Mule £87.30, £78.30 Midtown (Thompson); £85 Stoneriggs; £82.30 West Side House;£81.80 Gillses Farm; £80.30, £76 High Town (Smith-Jackson); £78.30 Greenriggs; £77.80 Setterah Park; £74.80 Thorney Gale; £74.80 Tarn House; £74.30 Haber; £74.30 Castle Hill; £74.30 High Green, Croft Farm, Holme Farm (Bousfield); £74 Intake Bottom: Bluefaced Leicester £80.80 Pennine View; £77.30 Thorney Gale: Cheviot £75.30, £70.30 Thornship Farm: Swaledale £61.80 Pennine View; £60.80 West Briscoe; £60 Watgarth, Ravenseat; £59.80, £57.80 High Birk Hatt; £57.80 Ottercops; £56.80 Croft Farm; £56.80 Park House Farm (Walton): Goat £54.30 Castle Hill: Jacob £54.30 Trainriggs Farm: Rough Fell £51.30 Waterhouses.

Price per Kilo –  Beltex 299.50p Brackenslack (Millman); 263.6p, 259.5p, 255.6p, 244.4p, 242.2p  West View (Dodd); 263.3p, 254.2p 249.5p, 248.3p Outgang Farm; 262p Parkside; 260.9p West Briscoe; 257p, 245.2p Paradise Farm; 255.3p, 253p, 246p (x2) Terrys Farm; 252.4p Fawcett Park Farm; 244p Thorney Gale; 243.3p Castle Hill; 241.3p The Birches: Dutch Texel 281.7p, 263.3p, 256.1p, 206.1p West View (Dodd); 214.1p West Briscoe: Texel 230p West Briscoe; 228.1p, 227.3p Lansmere: Goat 190.8p Stoneygarth: Rouge 182.9p: Cheviot 177.1p, 167.4p Thornship Farm: Charollais 176.7p; Suffolk 172.6p, 168.1p Clarks Farm; 168.9p Highfield Farm (Wales): Mule 165.5p Willses; 163.2p, 161.5p High Green (Heron); 162.3p East Lowfields; 161.5p Holme Farm (Bousfield); 161.5p Croft Farm; 160.9p Green Gill Farm; Swaledale 156.2p Ottercops; 155.9p West Briscoe; 149.5p, 148.2p High Birk Hatt; 146.5p Green Hill Farm; 146.3p Wat Garth. 

Cast Ewes –Texel £95.50, £81.50 Dona Close; £91.50 Bolton Road; £90.50 Helbeck Farm; £84.50 Brunskill; £81.50 Stoneygarth:Bluefaced Leicester £83.50 High Stennerskeugh; £77.50 Swathburn: Beltex £72.50 Dona Close: Mule £63.50 Stoneygarth; £63.50 Low Farm; £60.50 Swathburn: Swaledale £55.50 Ettersgill House; £51.50 Greenriggs; £50.50 Aisgill Farm; £47.50, £45.50 Swathburn; £47.50 Tennant Gill Farm; £45.50 Low Farm; Rough Fell £53.50 Barugh House: Herdwick £37.50, £35.50 Hesket Demain. 

Cast Rams Texel £83.50 Hartley Castle: Bluefaced Leicester £88.50 Swathburn;£84.50 Hartley Castle: Swaledale £72.50, £53.50, £52.50 Ravenseat; £60.50 Shaw Paddock; £51.50 Pennine View; £50.50 Croft Farm: Blackfaced £71.50 Castle Hill: Rough Fell £64.50 Ellergill: Herdwick £45.50 Sleetburn.