Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

24th April 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night where 2505 sheep were forward consisting of 30 spring lambs, 1,431 prime hoggs and 1044 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £158 was a 46kg Texel spring lambs from Messrs Benn, Barnard Castle which was bought by Mr A Atkinson.

Topping the spring lambs at 378p/kg was a 41kg Suffolk cross lamb which made £155 from Messrs Brough, Buckabank, Dalston which was bought by Steadman’s Butchers, Kirkby Stephen.

New season lambs were a flying trade for all classes and weights and many more are now required on a weekly basis here at Kirkby Stephen.

Topping the prime hoggs at £164 was a pen of heavy Texel cross hoggs from Messrs Watson, Croglin Low hall, Armathwaite.

Topping the hoggs at 323.5p/kg were Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Dodd, West View, Temple Sowerby which were bought by Dowding’s Butcher, Appleby.

Messrs Hetherington, Old Hall Farm, Staffield sold a fantastic consignment of 100 Continental and Suffolk cross hoggs to average 53kg, £143.17 (270.13p/kg), with a pen of 20, 51kg hoggs from this home selling for £143.30 (280.98p/kg).

Messrs Mark, Sunny Gill Farm, Ousby sold another great run of 50 Texel and Cheviot cross hoggs to average 50kg, £135 (270p/kg).

All classes of good meated hoggs were also a much stronger trade then they had previously been one again and many more could have been sold to great advantage.

Spring Lambs
Price per Head – Texel £158, £129 Wodencroft Farm: Suffolk £156, £155 Buckabank: Dutch Texel £139 Terrys Farm: Beltex £136, £132, £131, £129, £126.50 Greenbury Grange; £124 Clifton Hill Gardens: Hampshire £118 Wells Greens.

Price per Kilo – Suffolk 378p, 331.9p Buckabank; 286.3p Scar Top: Beltex 347.4p, 339.5p, 335.9p, 332.9p, 331.7p Greenbury Grange; 335.1p, 321p Clifton Hill Gardens: Texel 343.5p, 314.6p Wodencroft Farm: Dutch Texel 339p Terrys Farm.

Prime Hoggs
Price per Head – Texel £164 Croglin Low Hall; £161.80, £160.80, £155.80, £143.30, 139.80, £137.80, £136.80, £134.30, £131.30 Old Hall Farm; £157.80, £121.80 Slack Cottage; £155.80, £153.80, £144.80, £130, £127.30, £124.80 Newton Farm; £151.80, £146.80, £136.80, £133.80, £132.30, £128.80 Sunny Gill Farm; £131 (2), £130.80, £128, £127.80, £120 Kelmore Hill Farm; £130.80 Calva Farm; £130 Heather Bank; £129.30, £120.80 Hardberry Hill; £127.80 Briggle Farm; £124.80 Scarside; £124.80 Greenbury Grange; £123.30 Lowther Park Farm; £120.80 Orchard Farm: Beltex £156.80, £155.80, £148.80, £148, £145.8, £130 Outgang Farm; £148.80, £144.80, £134.80, £134, £129.30, £126.30, £121.80 West View; £130, £125, £123.80, £120 Greenbury Grange; £129.30 Kelmore Hill Farm; £126.80, £124.30 (2) Hallbankgate Farm; £123.80 Needless Hall Farm; £121.80 Greenfield Farm: Suffolk £149.80, £134.30 Old Hall Farm; £136.80 Newton Farm: Mule £144.80, £138.80 (2), £115.80 Kelmore Hill Farm; £136.80, £110.30 Outgang Farm; £124.80 Slack Cottage; £124.80 Newton Farm; £120.80 West View; £117.80, £113.80 Burton Hill: Bluefaced Leicester £140, £124 Swathburn; £133.80 Kelmore Hill Farm: Charollais £133.80 Old Hall Farm; £130 Orchard Farm: Cheviot £132.80 Sunny Gill Farm; £131.80, £127.80 West View; £127.80 Newton Farm; £127.80, £125.80 Bloan Farm: Blackface £109.30, £102.80, £102.80 Green Hills Farm; £106.80 Newton Farm; £102.80 Greystone House; £96.30, £95.30 Glen Ogle Farm; £93.30 Sowerby Parks Farm: Swaledale £103.30 Slack Cottage; £96.80, £88.30 Craig Farm; £95.80 Bents Farm; £85.80 Burton Hill: Herdwick £100.30 Green Hills Farm: Lleyn £95.80 Whingill.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 323.5p, 299.6p, 283.8p, 272.2p West View; 309.5p Needless Hall Farm; 294.1p Newton Farm; 289.8p Outgang Farm; 289.1p, 272.7p Hallbankgate Farm; 281.1p, 271.8p Kelmore Hill Farm: Charollais 297.3p Old Hall Farm: Texel 293.2p, 282.7p Old Hall Farm; 290.8p Sunny Gill Farm; 290.5p Kelmore Hill Farm; 289.3p, 282.2p (2) Newton Farm: Cheviot 283.5p, 260.8p Newton Farm; 280.9p, 261p West View; 277.8p, 273.5p Bloan Farm; 286.3p Sunny Gill Farm: Blackface 270.5p (2), 240.2p Green Hills Farm; 267p Greystone House; 252.3p Sowerby Parks Farm; 246.9p, 244.4p, 241.4p Glen Ogle Farm; 242.7p Newton Farm: Suffolk 261p, 258.1p Newton Farm; 258.3p Old Hall Farm: Mule 250.7p Outgang Farm; 247.1p Newton Farm; 242.1p Burton Hill; 239.3p Kelmore Hill Farm: Swaledale 236.1p, 235.5p Craig Farm; 225.4p Bents Farm: Herdwick 233.3p Green Hills Farm.

Cast Ewes – Beltex £148.50 Needless Hall Farm; £138.50, £112.50 Terrys Farm: Texel £147.50, £100.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £126.50 Hardberry Hill; £124.50 Abbey Park; £118.50 Terrys Farm; £118 The Birches; £117.50 Hawkrigg Farm; £116.50 (2) Greta View; £112.50 Greenbury Grange; £112.50, £105.50, £101.50 Sunny Gill Farm; £105.50 Cooilingel Farm; £105.50, £100.50 Newton Farm; £104.50 Wychbury; £104.50 Wodencroft Farm; £101.50 Fell View: Suffolk £126.50, £102.50 Scar Top; £116.50 Clifton Hill Gardens; £112.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £109.50 Newton Farm; £98.50 Terrys Farm; £97.50 Close Sartfield: Bluefaced Leicester £104.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £104.50 Swathburn; £90 Greenriggs: Cheviot £100.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £100, £84.50 Newton Farm; £88.50 Sunny Gill Farm: Charollais £100 Cypress: Mule £96.50 Brackenslack; £90 School Cottage; £88.50 Hartley Castle; £87.50 House & Holme Farm; £86.50 Bridge End; £85.50 The Park Wall; £84.50 Buckles Farm; £83.50 Corvalley Farm; £82.50 Abbey Park: Swaledale £86.50, £80.50, £73.50 (2) Kelmore Hill Farm; £79.50 School Cottage; £78.50 Argill House; £78.50 Howgill Grange; £77.50 Park House Farm; £75.50 Swathburn; £74.50 Bleathgill; £72.50 Asby Grange; £72.50 The park Wall; £71.50 Hoggarths Farm; £70 Thorney Gale; £70 Cowper Hill: Dorset £85.50 Wychbury; £80 Cooilingel Farm: Blackface £80.50 House & Holme Farm; £65 New House; £65 Cooilingel Farm: Rough £70 Thwaite Farm; £66.50 Crooksbeck.

Cast Rams – Texel £128, £116.50 Briggle Farm; £116.50 (2) Sunny Gill Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £123.50, £115 Greenriggs; £120.50 Swathburn; £120, £110.50 School Cottage: Teeswater £104.50 Hardberry Hill Farm: Rough £82.50 Crooksbeck: Swaledale £76 West End; £72.50 Bleathgill: Blackface £64.50 Ballacarney; £62.50 Cooilingel Farm.