Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

26th June 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night where 2,267 sheep were forward consisting of 1,341 spring lambs, 443 prime hoggs and 483 cast sheep.

Topping the spring lambs at £140 was a 47kg  Beltex cross lambs from Mr K Sowerby, Terrys Farm which was bought by Dowding’s Butchers, Appleby.

Mr Sowerby also topped at 318.1p/kg for a pen of 43kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £136.80 to Mr A Atkinson.

The consignment of 21 Dutch Texel and Beltex cross lambs from Terrys Farm sold to average 43.6kg, £118 (270.64p/kg)

Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan sold a run of 31 Beltex cross lambs to average 41kg, £106.93 (260.8p/kg)

Another consignment of 34 Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Skidmore, Needless Hall Farm, Toronto sold at an average weight of 40kg, £105.06 (262.65p/kg).

All good meated lambs were still good to sell, with buyers now looking for lambs with plenty of finish.

Cast sheep were a much sharper trade with this section topping at £132.50 for a cast Texel ram from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington, which was bought by Lancashire Direct Halal.

Spring Lambs

Price per Head – Beltex £140, £136.80, £128, £120, £118, £115.80 Terrys Farm; £119.30, £114.30 (2), £112.30, £109.30, £108.80, £107.30 Upper Brydekirk; £115.80, £107.80 Staingills; £112.80, £108.30  Raygill Farm; £112.30 Needless Hall Farm; £110.30, £102.80 Asby Mill; £108.30 Rosgill Head; £106.80, £105.30 Black Syke; £103.30, £101.80 Woodland House Farm: Dutch Texel £134, £112.80 (2), £109.80, £98.80 Terrys Farm; £101.30 Rosgill Head; £96.80 Black Syke; £96.80 Asby Mill; £96.80 Staingills: Texel £115.80 Park Farm; £112.80 Smardale Mill; £106.30 Hawkrigg Farm; £105, £100 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £104.80 Lansmere; £104.80 Black Syke; £101.30, £98.30 Lowfield Cottage; £96.80 Greystones; £95.80, £94.80 Staingills; £95.30 Woodland House Farm; £95.30 (2) Clarks Farm; £94.80 Dry Evers; £94.80 Friendship Farm: Suffolk £94.80 Friendship Farm; £93.80 Raygill Farm: Charollais £91.80 Staingills: Mule £76.30 Swathburn; £73.80 Scar Sykes Farm.

Price per KiloBeltex 318.1p, 297.9p, 284.4p, 282.4p, 268.2p, 266.7p Terrys Farm; 277.4p, 272.1p (2), 267.4p, 265.4p, 261.7p, 260.2p Upper Brydekirk; 275.7p Staingills; 273.9p Needless Hall Farm: Dutch Texel 285.1p, 256.4p (2) Terrys Farm; 242p Staingills: Texel 257.3p Park Farm; 255.3p Woodland House Farm; 247.2p Hawkrigg Farm; 243.7p Lansmere; 238.6p, 237p, 235.4p  Staingills; 238.3p, 232.4p Clarks Farm; 238.2p Black Syke; 230.9p Scar Sykes Farm: Charollais 229.5p Staingills; 214.9p (2) Greenfield Farm; 212.5p Lankaber: Suffolk 219.2p Middle Bank End Farm; 215.5p, 211.4p Friendship Farm; 213.2p Raygill Farm: Cheviot 213.7p Scar Sykes Farm: Mule 210.9p Scar Sykes Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head – Texel £95 Dry Howe; £90.80, £82.80, £74.80 Stubsgill Farm; £83.30, £80.30, £72.80 Hyde Park: Suffolk £85.30, £73.80 Hyde Park: Beltex £80 Dry Howe: Zwartble £75.80 Rockcliffe Farm: Cheviot £69.80 Little Eccleston Hall; £69.80 Dry Howe; £63.80 Hyde Park: Swaledale £66.80 Bayles Farm; £66.80 Shield Farm: Blackface £64.80 Hyde Park; £62.80 Little Eccleston Hall: Jacob £58.80, £56.80 Rockcliffe Farm.

Cast Rams – Texel £132.50, £100 Stubsgill Farm; £103.50 Castlegarth: Bluefaced Leicester £108.50 Stubsgill Farm; £105 Yore House: Cheviot £97.50 Dry Howe: Swaledale £78.50 Blades Field Farm; £74.50 Shield Farm; £74.50 (2), £72.50 Braesteads Farm.

Cast Ewes – Texel £124.50, £118.50 Needless Hall Farm; £120.50 Stubsgill Farm; £120 Wharton Hall; £115.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £111.50, £108.50 Staingills; £105.50 Scarside; £103.50 (2) Streatlam Close; £100 Terrys Farm: Beltex £124.50 Staingills: Suffolk £118.50 Terrys Farm: Dutch Texel £113.50 Terrys Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £112.50, £93.50 Whingill; £109.50 Swathburn: Rouge £112.50 Dale View: Mule £96.50 Brownber Farm; £90 House & Holme Farm; £86.50 Swathburn; £83.50 Stubsgill Farm; £83.50 Starrah: Blackface £78.50 House & Holme Farm: Cheviot £66.50 Dry Howe: Swaledale £59.50 Swathburn; £58.50 Stubsgill Farm; £50.50 Cranberry.