Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

8th May 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night where 3,402 sheep were forward consisting of 58 spring lambs, 2,688 prime hoggs and 656 cast sheep.

The ‘May Day’ Prize show and sale of Spring Lambs was held, which was expertly judged by Mr A. Slack.

The overall championship went to a Beltex cross lamb which topped the sale at £168 (390.7p/kg) and was consigned by Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside, selling to Mr A. Atkinson.

Champion lamb
Left to Right – Ian Sowerby (Vendor) & Arthur Slack (Judge)

All classes and weights of spring lambs were in extreme demand and many more numbers are required here at Kirkby Stephen on a weekly basis.

Show results
Single Continental Cross
1st & Champion    G Sowerby, Terrys Farm – £168 (43kg) to Mr A Atkinson, Harrogate
2nd       Beck Hill Farm Ltd, Greenbury Grange – £121 (38kg) to Mr A Atkinson, Harrogate
3rd        G & EA Ewin, Black Syke – £150 (51kg) to Mr A Atkinson, Harrogate

Single Suffolk Cross
1st        G & EA Ewin, Black Syke – £145 (47kg) to Steadman’s Butchers, Kirkby Stephen
2nd       G & EA Ewin, Black Syke – £132 (43kg) to Mr A Atkinson, Harrogate
3rd        G & EA Ewin, Black Syke – £132 (43kg) to Mr A Atkinson, Harrogate

A fantastic entry of prime hoggs for the time of the season was forward here at Kirkby Stephen which attracted strong competition from 13 buyers.

Topping the hoggs at £178.80 was a pen of 6 Suffolk cross hoggs from Messrs Kennedy, Roman Vale, Long Marton. This consignment of 49 Suffolk cross hoggs from this good home averaged a whopping £164.21.

A fantastic consignment of 422 hoggs from West Sussex sold to average 51kg (281p/kg) with a pen of 22 Beltex cross hoggs from this home weighing 48kg and selling for £146.80.

Spring Lambs
Price per Head – Beltex £168 Terrys Farm; £150, £145, £132 Black Syke; £121(2) Greenbury Grange: Dutch Texel – £146 Terrys Farm; £127 Black Syke: Suffolk £140 Newton Farm; £120 Fell View: Charollais £128 Candy Slack Farm: Texel £125 Roseleigh; £120.80, £120 Street House.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 390.7p Terrys Farm; 318.4p(2), 311.1p Greenbury Grange; 308.5p, 307p Black Syke: Dutch Texel 324.4p Terrys Farm; 295.3p Black Syke: Texel 322.9p, 315.2p, 296.8p Wodencroft; 310.3p Fell View; 303.5p, 302p, 299.5p, 295.4p, 292.7p Street House; 290.7p, 290.5p Roseleigh: Charollais 297.3p, 284.4p Candy Slack Farm: Suffolk 289.5p, 282.4p Fell View; 280p Newton Farm.

Prime Hoggs
Price per Head – Suffolk £178.80, £175.80, £170.80, £164.80 Roman Vale; £162.30, £152.30, £151.80 Whins Farm; £154.80, £138.80, £126.80 Old Hall Farm; £142.80, £142.30, £126.80 Mount Pleasant; £124.80 Harbarrow Farm: Texel £173.80 Roman Vale; £173.80, £160.80 Old Hall Farm; £164.80(2), £152.30(2), £151.30, £149.30, £142.80, £141.30, £132.80, £130.80 Timberley Farm; £161.80 Whins Farm; £156.30, £155.30 Mount Pleasant; £153.80 Sunny Gill Farm; £150.80, £138.30, £133.30 Old Hall Farm; £144.80, £143.80, £140.80 Braes of Enzie; £140.80 Newton Farm; £139.80, £138.80, £134.30 Sunny Gill Farm; £138.80 Tehillah Farm; £136.80 Stonepotts: Blue Texel £168, £165.80 New Godderthwaite; £130 Rookby Scarth: Dutch Texel £168, £164.80(2), £161.80(2), £157.80, £154.80, £149.80, £121.80 New Godderthwaite: Charollais £166.80 New Godderthwaite; £165.80, £164.80(2), £163.80, £159.80(2), £154.30, £153.80, £148.80, £143.30, £139.30 Whins Farm; £156.80, £147.80, £146.80, £139.80, £136.30, £135.30, £131.30 Timberley Farm: Cheviot £160.80, £158.80, £140.80, £119.30 Braes of Enzie; £135.80, £126.30 Sunny Gill Farm: £133.30, £129.80 Bloan Farm; £130.80 Tehillah Farm; £122.80, £119.30 West View; £119.80, £119.30 Capplegill; £114.80 Newton Farm; £111.80 Harbarrow Farm: Beltex £146.80, £141.30, £140 Timberley Farm; £125.80 West View; £123.30, £120.80 Kelmore Hill: Mule £138.80 Mount Pleasant Farm; £120.80 Terry Farm; £119.30 West View; £115.80 Blades Field; £114.80 East Todholes; £111.80 Kelmore Hill Farm: Blackface £131.80, £110.80 Braes of Enzie; £130, £103.30 Green Hills; £118.30 Newton Farm; £117.30 Mount Pleasant; £115.80, £111.80, £104.80, £103.80 Derwentdale Farm; £111.30 West View; £110.80 Greystone House: Dorset £128.80 Mount Pleasant Farm: Swaledale £115.30 East Todholes; £112.30, £92.80 Easterbeck House; £100.30 The Sycamores; £99.80 Springfield; £99.80 Oakbank; £99.30 Blades Field; £98.80(2) Hundith House; £98.80 Dirt Pit Farm; £93.30 Arngill House; £90.80 Cranberry: Bluefaced Leicester £95.80 Redlands Bank: Herdwick £96.30 Green Hills Farm: Lonk £94.80 Harbarrow Farm: Rough £88.80(2) Galloper Park.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 306.8p West View; 305.8p, 300.6p Timberley Farm: Texel 300.6p, 287.1p, 284.3p, 282p Timberley Farm; 289.5p Harbarrow Farm; 287.1p Old Hall Farm; 282p Braes of Enzie: Cheviot 299.6p, 272.5p, 270.8p Braes of Enzie; 287p, 271.6p Sunny Gill Farm; 280p Newton Farm; 279.5p Harbarrow Farm; 277.4p, 267p West View; 274.5p Hallbankgate; 272p, 266.2p, 264.5p, 263.9p, 263.6p Capplegill: Blackface 295.5p, 258.9p, 258.9p, 258.3p Greenhills Farm: 266.2p, 262p, 259.5p, 251.7p Derwentdale Farm; 258.8p West View; 257.7p Greystone House: Charollais 287.6p New Godderthwaite; 285.4p, 284.2p, 282.3p, 274.1p, 267.3p, 265.8p, 265.3p Timberley Farm: 269.8p, 266.3p, 266p, 261.1p, 260.5p Whins Farm: Suffolk 283.6p, 273.9p, 260.4p Harbarrow Farm; 268.9 Newton Farm; 264.4p Mount Pleasant: Dutch Texel 277.4p, 269.7p, 267.5p, 266.9, 261p New Godderthwaite: Blue Texel 270p(2) Kelmore Hill Farm: Mule 245.4p The Sycamores; 244.3p East Todholes: Swaledale 244.1p Easterbeck House; 238.6p Redlands Bank; 237.9p Easterbeck House: Herdwick 240.8p Green Hills Farm.

Cast Ewes – Texel £150 Newton Farm; £125.50 Hundith House; £120.50, £116.50 Greenbury Grange; £117.50 East Todholes; £114.50, £106.50 Derwentdale Farm; £113.50, £104 Greenfield Farm; £112.50 Mill Cottage; £112.50 Braes of Enzie; £111.50 Fell View Farm; £110.50, £106.50 Black Syke; £110.50 Setterah Park; £110 Pennine View; £108.50, £104.50, £102.50 Low Swainston Farm; £106.50 Sawbridge Hall; £106.50 Breaks Hall; £106.50 Green Gill Farm; £104.50 Smardale Mill: Suffolk £134.50 Flakebridge Farm; £118.50, £110 Terrys Farm; £111.50, £105.50 Black Syke: Mule £109.50 Trainriggs Farm; £105.50 Dry Evers; £98.50 Greenfield Farm; £98.50 Pennine View; £97.50 East Todholes; £97.50 Black Syke; £96.50 Mill Cottage; £95.50 Derwentdale Farm; £95.50 Braes of Enzie; £95 Park Farm; £91.50 Breakes Hall: Beltex £108.50, £106.50, £100 Needless Hall: Zwartble £103.50 Greenlees: Teeswater £97.50 The Pry: Cheviot £92.50 Rookby Scarth; £88.50 Helbeck Farm; £80.50 Newton Farm: Swaledale £81.50 Hundith House; £81.50, £76.50 Kelmore Hill; £79.50 Eastfield Farm; £77.50 Setterah Park; £76.50 West End; £70.50 Glebe Farm: Blackface £79.50 Newton; £76.50 Castle Hill; £74.50 East Todholes.

Cast Rams – Texel £112.50 Green Gill; £110.50, £110 Birks Head Farm; £110.50 Croft House: Swaledale £96.50 Setterah Park; £90.50 Eastfield Farm; £86.50 Green Gill; £84.50 The Pry: Cheviot £82.50 Capplegill.