Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

13th November 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday, when an entry of 2696 sheep were forward consisting of 2080 prime lambs and 616 cast sheep.

Topping the lambs at £100.80 was a pen of six Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

Topping at 244p/kg was a pen of 40.5kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £98.80 from Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside, Barnard Castle which were also purchased by Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk sold their consignment of 40 lambs to average 42.2kg £92.89 220.1p/kg.

Messrs Lyle, Staingills sold their run of 32 lambs to average 39.5kg £87.18 (220.7p/kg).

A run of 65 Texel cross lambs from Waterside, Aberdeen sold to average 40kg £85.10 (212.75p/kg).

Messrs Sayer, Town End Farm, Hackthorpe sold their consignment of 100 lambs to average 43.9kg £90.12 (205.2p/kg)

Messrs Skidmore, Needless Hall Farm, Toronto sold their 32 lambs to average 43.5kg £90.61 (208.3p/kg)

Mule lambs were a sharper trade all through with a pen of 20, 44.5p/kg selling for £72.30 (162.47p/kg) from Messrs Foster, West End Farm, Bowes with Messrs Fisher, Haber topping the mules at £79.

Over 20 pens of smart continental cross bred lambs sold between 220-244p/kg, with 65 pens of lambs selling between 200-244p/kg.

Handy weighted lambs were particularly good to sell with a pen off 30, 36kg Texel cross Herdwick lambs selling to make £64.30 178.6p/kg from Messrs Fearon, Fell View Farm, Workington.  The whole consignment of 80 Texel cross Herdwick lambs from this home sold to average 38kg £65.80 (173.16p/kg)

Good pens of heavy lambs were also dearer with a run of 90 Texel cross lambs selling to average 49kg £85.82 (175.14p/kg) from Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, Richmond

Stronger heavy, and the best bred cast sheep were also dearer with this section topping at £124.50 for a Cast Texel Ram from Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm. Ewes topped at £120.50 for a pen of three Texel crosses from Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside, Barnard Castle.

Leading Prices:
Prime Lambs  – Price per Head Beltex £100.80, £100, £97.80, £96.30, £94.80, £92.80, £92.30, £90.80 Upper Brydekirk; £100 Row End Farm; £98.80, £96.80, £95.80, £92.30 Parkside; £97.80, £91.80 Bowes Cross Farm; £96.80 Row End Farm; £96.80 Green Gill Farm; £96.30, £93.30, £93.30(2), £92.30 Town End Farm; £96, £95.80 Carkin Moor Farm; £95.30, £93.30, £92.80, £92.80 Needless Hall Farm; £95 Terrys Farm; £93.80 Bonnygate Farm; £92.80, £90.30(2) Ascot House; £92.80, £91.30 Hallbankgate; £92.30 Windygate; £91.30 The Birches; £90(2) Staingills: Texel £100, 396.80, £91.80, £82.80 Short Thorns Farm; £90, £87.80, £85.80, £80(2) Bowes Cross Farm; £88.80 Fair View; £87.80, £85.80, £85.30 Carkin Moor Farm; £85.80, £85.30, £83.30, £81.80 Marriforth; £85.80(2), £85.30, £83.80 Waterside; £85 Prospect Farm; £84 Abbey Park; £83.80 Park House Farm; £83.30, £80.30(2) Newton Farm; £82.30, £81.80, £81.80 Stone Cross Farm; £82 Town End Farm; £81.80 Green Gill Farm; £80 Woodbine House; £80 West Underhurth: Dutch Texel £95, £87.80 Terrys Farm; £89.80 Bollam Terrace: Blue Texel £91.80 Marriforth: Suffolk £83.30 Black Syke; £81.80 Upper Brydekirk; £77.80, £75.80 Palliard; £75.30 Newton Farm: Charollais £82.80 (2) Black Syke; £81.80 Carkin Moor Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £79 Haber: Mule £79 Haber; £77, £76.80 Marriforth; £75.80, £74.80 School Cottage; £75.30 Woodbine House; £74 Wharton Hall; £73.80 Thursgill; £73.80 Scarrowmanwick; £73.80 Old Mill Flatt: Cheviot £75.80 Newton Farm: Swaledale £63.30 West End Farm; £57.80 High Birk Hatt; £54.30, £53.80 Frith Holme; £52 Palliard.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 244p, 220p, 217.7p Parkside; 243.9p Row End Farm; 243.1p, 241p, 240p, 225.1p, 224p, 218.8p, 217.3p Upper Brydekirk; 237.9p Ascot House; 236.8p, 225.1p, 221.3p, 216.9p Staingills; 230.5p, 224.2p Needless Hall Farm; 230.4p, 227.3p, 224.8p, 216.4p Town End Farm; 228.1p, 218.7p The Birches; 225.1p Green Gill Farm; 225.1p Windygate; 220.5p Wilson House; 218.4p Hallbankgate; 217.8p West Lea: Texel 217.2p, 212.2p, 209.3p Waterside; 200.8p, 196p Newton Farm; 197.3 Fair View; 193.9p Marriforth: Blue Texel 208.6p Marriforth: Dutch Texel 193.9p Terrys Farm: Suffolk 185.9p Upper Brydekirk; 172.7p Kiln Beck Farm: Cheviot 175p, 172.3p Newton Farm: Charollais 169p(2) Black Syke: Mule 162.5p West End Farm; 160.6p Newton Farm; 160p Villa Farm: Swaledale 142.2p West End Farm; 137.9p Frith Holme; 136p High Birk Hatt.

Ewes – Blackface £50 Newton Farm; £40.50 Low House: Bluefaced Leicester £90.50 Swathburn; £74.50 Gilts: Cheviot £72.50 Low House: Mule £70, £65.50 Wheatsheaf; £67.50 Prospect Farm; £65.50, £64.50 Dacre Lodge; £65 Intake Bottom: Rough Fell £57.50 Banks Gate Farm: Swaledale £55 Intake Bottom; £45.50 Low House; £38.50 Woodbine House: Texel £120.50, £112 Parkside; £118.50, £108.50 Town End Farm; £116.50 Clockeld; £88.50 Fair View; £85.50 Narthwaite: Masham £75 Intake Bottom.

Rams – Texel £124.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £82 Dacre Lodge: Swaledale £53.50 South Wellhope.