Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

22nd May 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night where 1,975 sheep were forward consisting of 203 spring lambs, 1,193 prime hoggs and 579 cast sheep.

Topping the spring lambs at £160 on two occasions was firstly a 46kg Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, then again at £160 for another 46kg lambs from Kevin Sowerby, Terrys Farm, both being bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

Topping the lambs at 355.3p/kg was a pen of 43kg Charollais cross lambs which made £152.80 from Messrs Ewin, Black Syke, Sandford and were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

Messrs Sowerby’s consignment of 21 lambs averaged 43kg, £135.54 (315p/kg).

Messrs Lyle, Staingills sold 40 lambs to average 39kg, £122.88 (314p/kg).

The sale average for 203 lambs was 290.07p/kg.

Prime hoggs topped at £145.30 for a pen of Texel cross hoggs from Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm which were bought by Andrew Atkinson.

Good meated hoggs were still a nice trade with Messrs Mark, Sunny Gill Farm Ousby selling 55 Cheviot and Texel cross hoggs to average 49kg, £125.39 (255.8p/kg), with a wonderful pen of 20 Cheviot hoggs from this home weighing 47kg and making £122.30 (260p/kg).

Messrs Smithson, Bloan Farm, Kirkby Stephen sold 32 Hill Cheviot hoggs at 53kg to make £136.80 (258.11p/kg).

Messrs Curtis, Aylesbury sold a pen of 24 Beltex cross hoggs weighing 46kg to make £135.80 (295p/kg).

All classes of cast sheep were a flying trade here at Kirkby Stephen once again with Swaledale ewes topping at £84.50 for a pair from Mr D Birbeck, West End, Brough.

Spring Lambs

Price per Head – Beltex £160 (2), £155.80, £134.80 Terrys Farm; £152.80 Wharton Hall; £131.80, £129.80, £125.30 Greenbury Grange: Texel £155, £124.30, £122.80 Staingills; £130.30 West End Farm; £124.30 Gawen House; £123.80 Black Syke: Charollais £152.80, £115.30 Black Syke: Dutch Texel £156, £132.30, £130, £127.80, £124.30 Terrys Farm; £132.80, £130, £123.30, £121.80 Staingills: Zwartble £102.80, £100.30 Avondale.

Price per KiloCharollais 355.3p, 288.3p Black Syke: Beltex 354.1p, 347.8p (2), 328.8p Terrys Farm; 347.3p Wharton Hall; 329.7p, 329.5p Greenbury Grange; 321.7p Dry Evers: Texel 352.3p, 318.7p, 318.4p Staingills; 302.4p Street House; 302.1p Whingill: Dutch Texel 339.1p, 302.3p Terrys Farm; 321.7p, 312.3p, 308.3p, 302.3p Staingills.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head – Texel £145.30 Whins Farm; £144.80, £138, £133.30, £132.80, £131.80, £125.80 Sunny Gill Farm; £144.30, £134.30, £129.30, £128.30 East Farm; £140 Roman Vale; £133.80, £129.80 Martindale Farm (Wearmouth); £128.80 Hyde Park; £127.80 Bollam Terrace; £127.50 Aller Gill Cottage: Charollais £143.80 East Farm; £137.80, £137.30, £136.30, £135.30, £135 (2), £132.80 (3), £131 Whins Farm: Suffolk £140, £134 Roman Vale; £137.80, £137.30, £130 Whins Farm; £127.80 Terrys Farm; £124.30 Hyde Park; £124 Low Swainston Farm: Cheviot £136.80 (2) Bloan Farm; £134.30, £122.30 Sunny Gill Farm: Beltex £135.80, £129.30 East Farm; £120.80, £120 Dona Close: Bluefaced Leicester £115.80 Milestone House: Mule £114.80, £112 Aller Gill Cottage; £105.30 Blades Field Farm; £103.80 Villa Farm: Swaledale £105.80 Aller Gill Cottage; £97.80 Easterbeck House; £97.80, £94.80 Blades Field Farm; £96.80, £94.80 West Briscoe; £94.80 West End; £92.80 Stoneriggs; £90.80 Grassgill Lodge: Rough £102.80 Archers Hall: Blackface £93.80 Greystone House: Jacob £78.80 Hardberry Hill Farm.

Price per KiloBeltex 295p East Farm; 267.8p, 257p Dona Close: Texel 266.6p, 265.8p, 263.6p, 251.6p Sunny Gill Farm; 264.2p Whins Farm; 256.6p, 250.7p East Farm; 253p, 250.7p Hyde Park: Cheviot 260.2p Sunny Gill Farm; 258.1p (2) Bloan Farm; 253.4p Hyde Park: Charollais 259.6p, 246.6p, 241.5p Whins Farm: Suffolk 255.9p Hyde Park: Blackface 240.5p Greystone House: Mule 220.8p Aller Gill Cottage: Swaledale 211p West End; 203.8p Easterbeck House.

Cast Ewes – Suffolk £146.50 High Plains Farm; £108.50 Terrys Farm; £104.50 Lankaber: Texel £141.50, £138.50, £130.50, £125.50 Street House; £139.50, £130.50 Staingills; £120.50 Dacre Lodge; £118.50 Raisgill Hall; £115.50 Wharton Hall; £110.50 Sunny Gill Farm: Beltex £114.50 Greenfield Farm: Mule £102.50 Greenfield Farm; £100.50 Milestone House; £94.50 School Cottage; £90.50 Low Swainston: Bluefaced Leicester £94.50 Aller Gill Cottage: Lleyn £90.50 Woodfoot (Jenkinson): Cheviot £86.50 Sunny Gill Farm: Swaledale £84.50 West End; £83.50, £74.50 Harbour Flatt; £82.50 Yore House; £82.50 Milestone House; £80.50 High Stennerskeugh; £79.50 Haber; £77.50 Villa Farm; £77.50 Hoggarths; £76.50 Williams House; £75 Barras Farm; £74.50 Orchard Farm; £74.50 Asby Hall; £72.50 Ravenseat: Charollais £82.50 Orchard Farm: Rough £76.50 Holme Farm (Todd); £72.50 Beckstones: Blackface £73.50, £72.50 Low Swainston Farm.

Cast Rams – Bluefaced Leicester £128.50 Villa Farm; £100 Asby Hall; £100 Gillses Farm: Cheviot £118.50 Sunrise House: Texel £110, £106 Sunny Gill Farm: Swaledale £94.50 West end; £88.50 The Pry; £84.50 The Edge.