Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

14th August 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night, when a record entry of 7,040 sheep were forward consisting of 3,457 prime lambs, 2,583 cast sheep and 1,000 store lambs.

Topping the prime lambs at £117.80 was a 48kilo Beltex cross lamb from Page Farm Partnership, Ripon which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb.  The same home home also topped at 263.2p per kilo for three Beltex cross lambs weighing 44 kilos and selling for  £115.80 also to Vivers Scotlamb.

The consignment of 30 lambs from Page Farm Partnership sold to average sold to average 46.5kilos, £102.48 (220p per kilo).

Messrs Lyle, Staingills sold 110 lambs to average 39 kilos £85.83 (220p per kilo).

Good meated heavy sheep saw the strongest demand with a pen of four 49 kilo Beltex cross lambs selling for £112.80 (230.2p per kilo) from Page Farm Partnership.

Good pens of well fleshed Mule lambs were also good to sell with a pen of 61 Mule lambs weighing 43kilos selling for £77.30 (179.8p per kilo) from Messrs Taylor, Swathburn, Great Asby which were bought by Lancashire Direct Halal, Blackburn.

For what was sold to be an all time record entry of just over 2,500 cast sheep here at Kirkby Stephen Mart, this section topped at £126.50 for a pen of Texel cross ewes from Messrs Dodd, West View which were bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats, Wakefield.

Swaledale Ewes topped at £60.50 for a pen of five from Mr D Birbeck, West End, Brough.

Leading Prices
Prime Lambs
Price per Head Beltex £117.80, £115.80, £112.80, £109.80 (2), £103.80, £102.80, £94.80 Rookwith House; £108.80, £97.80, £97.30 (2), £95.30, £92.80, £90.30 Town End Farm (Sayer); £112.80, £92.30 Woodfoot (Maughan);£108.80, £104.80, £101 Terrys Farm; £105.80 Dona Close; £97.80, £94.30 Brackenslack; £96.80 Bridge End (Brass); £94.30 (2), £90.30 (2) Marriforth; £93.80 Ash Garth; £92.80, £90.80 West Briscoe; £92.30 Lansmere; £90.80 Castle Hill; £90.80 Little Close; £90 (2) Dry Evers: Texel £108.80 Rookwith House; £106.30, £95.80 High Street (Metcalf); £104.80 Lansmere; £101.80 Little Close; £98.30 Rake Head; £96.80 Bridge End; £95.80 (2), £90.80 Dry Evers; £94.80, £94.30, £93.80, £93.30, £90, £85 Lowgill Farm (Avison); £93.30 Dale View; £92.80 Town End Farm (Sayer); £92.80 Rosgill Head; £92.30 , £85.30 Jerusalem Farm; £91.80 High Griseburn; £90, £87.80 Bridge End House (Brass); £88.80 The Cottage (Skelton); £88.80 Park House Farm (Metcalf); £87.80 Abbey Park; £87.80 Low Farm (Nateby); £87.80 Calva Farm; £86.80 Woodland House Farm; £86.80 Brackenslack; £86.80 Stoneriggs; £86.80 (2) Kiln Beck Farm; £86.30 Amersber Cottage; £85.80 Bowes Cross Farm; £85.30 Martindale Farm; £85.30 School Cottage; £85.30 Windygate; £85.30 Punchard House: Dutch Texel £95.80 Terrys Farm; £93.80, £85.30 Staingills; £89.80 Bowes Cross Farm; £88.80 Abbey Park: Bleu du Maine £88.30 Gibside East: Charollais £86.30, £82.80 Rake Head; £83.30 Skelcies Hall; £80.80 Copley Lane: Mule £85.30, £81.30, £77.30 Swathburn; £85 Hightown; £80.80 Bridge End (Brass); £79.80, £75.30 Asby Grange; £76.80 Keisley Farm; £75.30 Greenriggs; £75 Croft House Farm: Suffolk £83.80 Jerusalem Farm; £83.30 Keld Farm (Addison); £80 Croup Farm: Zwartble £78.30 Melbourne House: Rough Fell £71.30 Manor Court; £59.80 Greenside Farm; £56.80 Ellergill: Swaledale £70.30, £55.80 West End; £51.80 Fieldham House; £50 Rake Head: Goats £50.80 Castle Hill; £50 Alma Cottage.

Price per kilo – Beltex 263.2p, 245.4p, 230.2p, 225.7p Rookwith House; 259, 231.7p, 226.9p Town End Farm ( Sayer); 255.6p, 253p Terrys Farm; 241.8p Marriforth; 232.8p West Briscoe; 232.8p, 227p Little Close; 227.7p Ash Garth; 227.1p, 226.5p, 225.8p, 224.5p Staingills; 226.5p Upper Brydekirk; 224.5p Dona Close; 224.5p Woodland House Farm; 223.1p Leigh Croft; 222.6p Castle Hill; 220.5p Grove House Farm; 220.2p Marriforth; 220p Bridge End House (Brass): Dutch Texel 228.1p Terrys Farm; 223.3p, 213.3p, 105.6p Staingills; 206.5p Abbey Park: Texel 213.3p Croft Farm; 208.3p, 200.6p High Street (Metcalf); 206p Bridge End; 202.1p Windygate: Charollais 187.6p Woodland House Farm; 184p Rake Head; 183.6p Copley Lane; 181.1p Skelcies Hall; 180.5p Gibside East: Suffolk 185.1p Keld Farm (Addison); 184.9p Rookby Scarth; 183.8p Bowfield Farm; 182.9p Wath Farm; 182.4p Swathburn: Mule 182.9p Croft House Farm; 179.8p, 173p Swathburn; 175.1p Asby Grange; 174.5p Eastfield Farm; 173.9p Marriforth; 173.3p High Stennerskeugh: Swaledale 171.5p West End: Rough Fell 165.8p Manor Court: Blackfaced 165.5p Harbarrow Farm.

Cast Ewes – Texel £126.50 West View (Dodd); £116.5p Brackenslack; £110.50 High Street (Metcalf); £107.50, £104.50, £103.50, £102.50 Upper Brydekirk; £105.50 Staingills; £103.50 Bridge End House (Brass); £102.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £102.50 Gibside East; £102.50 Laneside: Beltex £117.50, £112.50, £104.50 West View (Dodd); £90.50 Park House Farm (Brown): Bluefaced Leicester £112.50, £91.50 East Lowfields; £90.50 Asby Hall; £90.50 Millstone Moor: Suffolk £106.50 Keld Farm (Stanley); £105.50 Staingills: Lleyn £89.50, £84.50 Woodfoot (Jenkinson):Cheviot £88.50 Wharton Hall; £82.50 Scar Sykes Farm: Mule £84.50 Smardale Hall; £82.50 Waterhouses; £80.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £77.50 Park HouseFarm (Brown); £75.50 Amersber Cottage; £75.50 Row End Farm (Little): Swaledale £60.50 West End (Birbeck); 57.50 High Stennerskeugh; £55.50 Marriforth; £52.50 Stoneriggs; £51.50 Bleathgill: Rough Fell £54.50 Smardale Hall; £50.50 Raven Cottage; £50 Manor Court.

Cast Rams – Zwartble £92 West View (Dodd): Swaledale £62.50 Bleathgill; £53.50 Grains O Beck; £50.50 Punchard Farm.