Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

6th June 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night where 4,144 sheep were forward consisting of 928 spring lambs, 2,080 prime hoggs and 1,136 cast sheep.

Topping the spring lambs at £148 and 336.4p/kg was a 44kg Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, which was bought by Dowding’s Butchers, Appleby.

Messrs Lyle, Staingills sold a fantastic consignment of 461 spring lambs to average 38.5kg, £108.86 (282.75p/kg), with a pen of 27, 38kg Beltex cross lambs from this home selling for £118.80 (312.6p/kg).

Another strong sale average of 272.37p/kg for 928 lambs was achieved and many more lambs are required to fulfil buyer’s orders here at Kirkby Stephen.

Prime hoggs topped at £145.80 for Texel’s from Messrs Miller, Crookholm Farm, Canonbie.

Topping at 261.1p/kg was a pen of 4 Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Robson, Middle Horsleyhope Farm, Consett.

Cast sheep could only be described as an unbelievable trade from start to finish.
Topping this section at £150.50 were Texel cross ewes from Messrs Jackson, Clarks Farm, Penrith which were bought by Yorkshire Halal.
For a record number of cast sheep forward at Kirkby Stephen achieving a whopping sale average for all classes of £98.52 for 1,136 sold.
Messrs Skelton, Low House, Maryport sold a great run of 65 Continental cross and Mule ewes to average £116.35.  Messrs Lyle, Staingills sold 210 Continental cross and Mule ewes to average £110.66.
Hill Cheviot ewes sold to £133.50 from Messrs Kemp, Hexham.
A pen of 10 Mule ewes sold to £119.50 from Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm, Bishop Auckland.
Horned ewes sold to £101.50 for a Rough from Messrs Beck, Barugh House, Tebay.

Spring Lambs
Price per Head – Beltex £148, £140.80, £136.80, £130.80, £129.80, £128.80, £120.30 Terrys Farm; £141.80 Asby Mill; £130, £121 Staingills; £126.80 Needless Hall Farm; £123.80 Friendship Farm; £122.80 Fell House: Texel £141.80 Greta View; £140.30, £114.30, £113.80, £112.80 Staingills; £136.80 Fell House; £126.30, £114.80 Clarks Farm; £113.30 Scar Top; £112.30 Wodencroft: Dutch Texel £134.80, £124.30 Terrys Farm; £123.30 Hawkrigg Farm; £122.80 Staingills: Suffolk £134.80, £125.80 Scar Top: Blue Texel £117.80 Wodencroft: Charollais £110.80 Hallbankgate Farm: Lleyn £109.80 Helm Farm.

Price per KiloBeltex 336.4p, 312.9p, 309p, 304.2p, 304p Terrys Farm; 320.3p, 314.3p, 312.6p, 304.9p, 302.5p, 302.3p Staingills; 309.3p Needless Hall Farm; 305p, 302.1p Greenbury Grange: Texel 304.9p, 294.1p, 292.7p, 290p, 282.4p Staingills; 280p Clarks Farm: Dutch Texel 288.3p, 285.6p, 283.7p, 281.2p, 280.8p Staingills; 280.8p Terrys Farm: Charollais 284.1p Hallbankgate Farm; 270p Castle Hill: Blue Texel 277.7p, 274p Wodencroft: Suffolk 260p Scar Top: Lleyn 255.3p Helm Farm.

Prime Hoggs
Price per Head – Texel £145.80, £122.80 (2), £121.80 (2), £112 Crookholm Farm; £136.30, £110.80 Old Hall Farm; £119.80 St Johns Kirk; £118.80, £115.80, £114.30 (3), £113.80 Timberley Farm; £117.80, £114.80, £111.30 Sunny Gill Farm; £115.80 Greenbury Grange; £115.80, £113.30 Hyde Park: Suffolk £135.80 Newton Farm; £135.30, £105.80 Old Hall Farm; £130, £114.30, £111.80, £108.80, £106.80 Timberley Farm; £113.80, £106.80, £102 Hyde Park; £110 Middle Horsleyhope Farm; £105.80, £100.30 Nixon Terrace; £102.80 Keepwick Farm; £100 Whins Farm: Beltex £134.80, £126.80, £123.30, £118.80, £115.80 Middle Horsleyhope Farm; £112 Hallbankgate Farm: Charollais £130.30 Old Hall Farm; £126.80, £120.80, £117.80, £113.30, £110.80, £109.80, £106.80, £104.80, £100.80 Whins Farm; £114.30, £107.80 Timberley Farm: Cheviot £118.30, £111.80 Bloan Farm; £114.80, £107.80 Capplegill; £113.30, £103.80, £102.80 Sunny Gill Farm; £108.30, £103.30, £101.80, £101.80, £100 Timberley Farm; £100.30 (3) Hyde Park: Bluefaced Leicester £103.30 West Side House: Blackface £106.30, £88.30 Hallbankgate Farm; £95.80, £84.80 Keepwick Farm: Swaledale £89.80 Bollihope Shield Farm; £81.30 Uldale Farm; £79.80 Little Eccleston Hall; £76 Rigg Farm: Mule £88.80 East Rackwood Hill; £88.80 Croft Farm: Jacob £87.80 Keepwick Farm: Herdwick £82.80 Little Eccleston Hall.

Price per Kilo Beltex 261.1p, 257.3p, 248.6p Middle Horsleyhope Farm; 255.6p Timberley Farm; 248.3p Greenbury Grange: Texel 246.4p Hyde Park; 244.6p Sunny Gill Farm; 243.5p Old Hall Farm; 242.1p, 240.9p Timberley Farm: Cheviot 243.1p, 239.5p, 236.7p Timberley Farm; 241.7p (2), 240.5p, 238.8p Hyde Park; 233.6p Sunny Gill Farm; 231.9p Capplegill: Charollais 236.9p Old Hall Farm; 231p Whins Farm: Suffolk 234.7p, 224.1p Hyde Park; 234.7p, 226.3p, 221.4p, 220.3p Timberley Farm; 227.5p Old Hall Farm: Jacob 214.1p Keepwick Farm: Blackface 212.9p, 209.4p Keepwick Farm; 212.6p Hallbankgate Farm: Herdwick 209.6p Little Eccleston Hall: Swaledale 205.1p Keepwick Farm; 192.3p Little Eccleston Hall; 191.3p Uldale Farm.

Cast Ewes – Texel £150.50, £135.50, £129.50 (2) Clarks Farm; £137.50, £130, £124.50, £122.50 Low House; £132.50 Asby Mill; £130.50, £124.50 Keepwick Farm; £132.50 Asby Mill; £124.50 Bridge End Farm; £124.50, £121.50, £120.50 Staingills; £122.50 Rosgill Head; £122.50 School Cottage: Beltex £150, £130.50, £128.50, £127.50 Needless Hall Farm: Suffolk £148.50, £136.50 Whins Farm; £133.50 Clarks Farm; £127.50 Rosgill Head; £125.50 Low House; £124.50, £120.50 Staingills; 3123.50 Keepwick Farm; £120.50 Old Hall Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £136.50, £110.50, £103.50 High Beck Head; £121.50 (2) West Side House: Cheviot £133.50, £97.50 Keepwick Farm; £125 Low House; £114.50, £98.50 Wharton Hall; £96.50 Melbourne House: Charollais £130.50, £125.50, £124.50, £110.50, £103.50 Whins Farm; £122.50 Low House; £117.50, £105.50 Rake Head; £109.50 Staingills; £104.50 Old Hall Farm: Mule £119.50, £117.50, £108.50, £106.50 Whins Farm; £105.50 Bridge End House; £103.50, £102.50 Low House; £102.50 Bridge End Farm; £100.50 Croft House Farm: Rough £101.50 Barugh House: Hampshire £90.50 Newsham Grange: Swaledale £84.50 Church Farm; £80.50 Haber; £77.50 Bridge End House; £75.50, £74.50 High Beck Head; £74.50 Rigg Farm; £74.50 Intake Bottom; £70 Augill House Farm: Blackface £80.50, £71.50 Newton Farm; £78.50 St John Kirk: Easy Care £71.50 Hesket House.

Cast Rams – Bluefaced Leicester £124.50, £114 West Side House: Easy Care £110.50, £90.50 Hesket House: Beltex £110 Hodgson House: Swaledale £98.50 Burton Hill; £90.50 Haithwaite; £86.50 Ettersgill House.