Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

15th May 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night where 2,260 sheep were forward consisting of 164 spring lambs, 1,560 prime hoggs and 536 cast sheep.

Topping the spring lambs at £163 (379.1p/kg) was a 43kg Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Lyle, Staingills, Culgaith sold a consignment of 88 Dutch Texel x Suffolk spring lambs to average 41kg, £137.74 (335.94p/kg).

The run of lambs from Messrs Sowerby averaged 44kg, £150.03 (340.97p/kg).

Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan sold another great consignment of lambs to average 40.08kg, £142.43 (349p/kg).

Spring lambs averaged £132.33 or 326p/kg.

Prime hoggs topped at £160 on three occasions firstly for 2 pens of Suffolk cross hoggs from Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm, then for a pen of 23 Texel cross hoggs from Messrs Hetherington, Old Hall Farm, Staffield.

The consignment of 102 Suffolk and Charollais cross hoggs from Whins Farm averaged £151.66.

105 Texel and Suffolk cross hoggs from Old Hall Farm averaged 53kg, £145.77 (275p/kg).

Cast sheep were also a flying trade with the best ewes regularly selling between £130 – £150.

Messrs Kennedy, Roman Vale sold a great run of Suffolk cross ewes to average £147.68.

Messrs Lyle, Staingills sold 62 first cross Texel and Suffolk cross ewes to average £118.80.

Spring Lambs
Price per Head – Beltex £163 Terrys Farm; £155.80, £146.80, £146, £145.80, £132.30, £130 Upper Brydekirk; £152.80 Waitby Farm; £135.80, £135 Staingills; £135.30 Black Syke: Texel £157.80, £148.80, £143.30, £141.80, £137.30, £134.30 Staingills; £150, £148.80, £144.80 Terrys Farm; £135.30, £134.30 Black Syke: Charollais £144 Staingills: Blue Texel £142.30 Staingills: Texel £139.30, £129.30 (2) Staingills; £131.80 Ash Dub; £124.80 Holme Farm; £122.80 Waitby Farm; £120 South View: Suffolk £134.80 Waitby Farm; £121.80 Low Grassgill.

Price per KiloBeltex 379.1p Terrys Farm; 375p, 367p Staingills; 372.7p Waitby Farm; 371p, 358p, 355.6p Upper Brydekirk: Dutch Texel 373.2p, 367p, 354.3p, 343.3p Staingills; 340.9p Terrys Farm: Blue Texel 355.8p Staingills: Texel 340.3p, 339.8p Staingills; 320p South View; 320p Holme Farm: Suffolk 307.2p Low Grassgill; 286.8p Waitby Farm: Charollais 282.4p Staingills.

Prime Hoggs
Price per Head – Texel £160, £156.80 Old Hall Farm; £155.80, £149.80, £145.30, £144.80, £137.30, £136.30, £130.30 Sunny Gill Farm; £154.80 West Summersides; £145.80 Hilton Road; £144.80, £133.80 Heather Bank; £140.80 Keskadale; £140.80 Steely Farm; £137.80 Kelmore Hill; £130.80 Setterah Park: Suffolk £160 (2), £159.80, £157.80, £148.30, £148 Whins Farm: Charollais £159.80, £158.30, £156.30, £155, £152.30, £151.30, £147.80, £146.30, £145.30, £137.80 Whins Farm; £159.30 Old Hall Farm: Cheviot £146.80, £143.30 Bloan Farm; £132.80, £131.30, £137.80 Sunny Gill Farm; £132.30 West Summersides; £120.80 West View: Beltex £139.80 West View; £132.80 Skelcies Hall; £116.80, £110.80 Kelmore Hill: Rouge £128.80 Newsham Grange; £128.80 Skelcies Hall: Blue Texel £117.80 Keskadale: Swaledale £109.80 Ettersgill House; £109.30, £98.80, £97.30 West Summersides; £104.80 Setterah Park; £94.80 Tullich; £93.80, £91.80 High Birk Hatt; £92.30 Keskadale: Mule £109.30, £103.80 Setterah Park; £106.30 Keskadale; £102.80 Mount Pleasant Farm: Blackface £93.80 Milescott; £84.30 Elmgill: Goats £85.80 Mount Pleasant Farm: Herdwick £80 Hogg House Farm: Jacob £73.80 Hardstones Farm.

Price per Kilo – Texel 312.9p Keskadale; 290.4p, 284.8p Old Hall Farm; 289.6p, 286p, 284p Sunny Gill Farm; 282.8p West View; 281.2p Kelmore Hill Farm: Blue Texel 310p Keskadale; 279p Upper Brydekirk: Beltex 295.3p, 292.3p, 287.6p Keskadale; 285.3p West View: Charollais 289.6p Old Hall Farm; 276p, 274.2p, 270.2p, 268.3p, 265p, 264.9p Whins Farm: Cheviot 287.9p, 283.3p, 280p, 275.6p, 270.3p West Summersides; 285.4p Sunny Gill Farm; 277p, 275.6p Bloan Farm; 266.2p West View: Suffolk 267.7p Old Hall Farm; 251.4p Whins Farm; 241.8p Nutholm Farm: Rouge 262.9p Newsham Grange: Swaledale 249.5p, 247p, 242.9p, 234.2p, 233.2p West Summersides; 234.6p Tullich: Mule 246.8p West Summersides; 241.6p, 232.4p Keskadale; 237.6p Setterah Park; 235.2p Barrowmoor Road: Blackface 234.5p Milescott.

Cast Ewes – Texel £150 Roman Vale; £140.50, £138.50 Lowfield Cottage; £140.50, £120.50 Cotegill; £130.50 Newsham Grange; £129.50, £128.50 Staingills; £127.50 Greenfield Farm; £126.50 Breaks Hall; £125.50, £114.50 (2) Kelmore Hill Farm; £120.50 Holme Farm; £120, £110.50 Barnskew: Suffolk £150, £141.50 Roman Vale; £140, £132.50, £115.50 Staingills; £115.50 Lowfield Cottage; £110.50 Black Syke: Bluefaced Leicester £120, £103.50, £98.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £100 Greenriggs; £90 Buckles Farm: Swaledale £89.50 Parkside; £83.50 Pennine View; £83.50 Ettersgill House; £82.50 Bleathgill; £76.50 Heather Bank; £74.50 Barras Farm; £70.50 Town Head Farm: Rough £89.50, £80.80, £76.50 Cotegill; £72.50 Cocklake Farm: Mule £86.50 East Todholes; £85.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £84.50 Sandford Hall; £81.50 Fair View; £81.50 Steely Farm; £80 Fowtower View; £80 Town Head Farm: Easy Care £78.50 Hesket House: Zwartble £74.50 Nutholm Farm: Cheviot £68.50 Bents Farm: Jacob £66.50 Holme Farm.

Cast Rams – Texel £120 Barnskew; £116.50 Lowfield Cottage; £114 East Todholes; £110 Greenfield Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £110 East Todholes; £94.50, £90.50 Whingill; £92.50 Town Head Farm: Swaledale £90.50 East Todholes; £86.50 High Lane: Herdwick £76.50 Hogg House Farm.