Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

27th November 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night, when an entry of 3,196 sheep were forward consisting of 2,439 prime lambs and 757 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £115 on two separate occasions were a Dutch Texel cross lamb from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was bought by Dowding’s Butchers Appleby and also at making £115 was a Beltex cross lamb from Susan Sowerby, Terrys Farm which was also purchased by Dowding’s  Butchers, Appleby.

Topping at 270.3p/kg were a pen of Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, Richmond which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.
Messrs Hunter, upper Brydekirk, Annan sold their run of 40 lambs to average 42.2kg, £94.91 (224.9p/kg).
Messrs Sayer, Town End Farm, Hackthorpe sold their consignment of 90 lambs to average 40.8kg, £91.67 (224.7p/kg).
Over 30 pen of lambs sold between 220-270p/kg.
Trade for all classes of lambs was dearer once again, with handier weighted lambs of all types being in most demand.
14 active buyers were around the ring competing to supply 28 different outlets for all weights and classes of sheep here at Kirkby Stephen.
Cast sheep were also a dearer trade with strong ewes being a flying trade and dearest seen for some time.
Topping the ewes at £158.50 was a Texel ewe from Messrs Somerville, Lansmere, Penrith which was bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats.
Messrs Smithson, Skelcies Hall, Kirkby Stephen sold their 15 Rouge ewes to top at £146.50 and averaged £117.25.
Messrs Somerville’s run of Texel and Suffolk cross ewes sold to average £113.72.
Hill Cheviots ewes sold to £82.50 for a pen of 14 from Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park Farm Dufton.
Swaledale ewes sold to £57.50 for a pen of 10 from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington.
Blackface ewes sold to £61.50 from Messrs Bell, Hallbankgate Farm, Brampton.
Cast rams were the dearest seen for some time with a pen of 4 Blackface rams selling for £99.50 from Newton Farm, Aberdeenshire, with Hill Cheviots from the same home selling to £101.50

Leading Prices

Prime Lambs

Price per Head Beltex £115, £105 Terrys Farm; £112.80, £97.30, £93.80, £93.30 West View; £106.80, £93.80 Farewell Grange; £105.80, £98.80, £96, £90 Fawcett Park Farm; £103.80, £100.30, £98.80, £97.80, £96.30, £95.80, £94.30, £93.80, £93.30, £92.80, £90.30 Upper Brydekirk; £97.80, £91.30 Stubsgill Farm; £97.30, £94.80, £92.30, £91.30, £90.30 Marriforth; £96.80 Rookby Scarth; £95.80 (2), £93.30, £92.30 (2), £91.30 (2), £90.80, £90 Town End Farm; £93.80 Calva Farm; £93.30 (2), £90.30 Carkin Moor Farm; £93.30, £92.80 Dona Close; £92.80, £92.30, £91.80 Ascot House; £90.80, £90.30 Steely Farm; £90.80 Little Eccleston Hall; £90.30 Windygate: Dutch Texel £115, £95.30 Terrys Farm; £86.30 Breaks Hall; £84.30 Black Syke

Texel £94.80, £92.30 Lansmere; £93.30, £90.30 Clockeld; £91.80 Calva Farm; £91.80, £87.30 (2) Rookby Scarth; £87.30, £85 Marriforth; £87.30 (2) Stone Cross Farm; £87, £86.80 (2), £86.80 Clarks Farm; £86.80, £85.80 Carkin Moor; £86.30 Street House; £85.80 West View; £85.80 Heather Bank; £85.80 Barnskew; £85.30 Stubsgill Farm; £85.30 Yore House; £85 Black Syke; £85 Hedwynds: Charollais £89.80 Black Syke: Blue Texel £87.30 Town End Farm: Suffolk £87, £76.80 Black Syke; £85 Clarks Farm; £78.30, £75.80 Newton Farm: Mule £81.80 Howgill Grange; £80 Town End Farm; £78.30 Thorney Gale; £76.80, £76.30 Marriforth; £76.80, £75.30 Setterah Park; £76.30 Hedwynds; £75.80 (2) Harbour Flatt; £75.80 Bull And Cave Farm; £75.80 Ashgill Farm; £75.80 Cherry Tree Farm; £75 High Stennerskeugh: Bluefaced Leicester £80, £75 Hartley Castle; £75 Howgill Grange: Blackface £75.80 Newton Farm: Cheviot £74.80 Town Foot; £71.30 Melbourne House: Zwartble £70.30 Clockeld: Swaledale £68.80, £65.30 Hedwynds; £64.80 Stoneriggs; £64.30 Oakbank Farm; £61.80 Pennine view; £61.30 High Birk Hatt: Rough £58.50 Ellergill Farm; £54.80 Manor Court: Goat £52.80 Stoneriggs.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 270.3p, 220p Carkin Moor; 245.6p, 245.5p, 228.3p (2), 228.1p, 227p, 225p Town End Farm; 239.2p Dona Close; 238.9p Steely Farm; 238.8p, 234.9p, 233.7p, 227.6p, 224.5p, 222.3p, 220.2p Upper Brydekirk; 237.3p, 222.1p West View; 236.7p, 235.4p Ascot House; 232.2p, 228.8p Farewell Grange; 229.7p Castle Hill; 228.3p, 226.3p, 225.8p, 220.5p Marriforth; 223.3p Fawcett Park; 220.2p Windygate

Texel 224.5pYore House; 217.9p, 203.2p Newton Farm; 217.9p (2) Steely Farm; 215.5p, 209.8p Lansmere: Goat 240p Stoneriggs: Dutch Texel 205.6p Black Syke; 200.7p Breaks Hall; 198.3p, 194.5p Terrys Farm; 190.2p Fair View: Blue Texel 203p Town End Farm: Cheviot 177.8p Yew House; 170p Town Foot: Charollais 176.1p Black Syke: Suffolk 174.5p Croup Farm: Swaledale 173.3p, 155.1p Stoneriggs; 164.7p Yore House; 162.3p Heather Bank; 157.6p Hedwynds: Mule 172.1p, 167.4p Stoneriggs; 168.9p, 164.5p Ashgill Farm; 167.9p, 165.1p Heather Bank; 167.8p, 166.2p Step End Farm; 166.2p Intake Bottom; 165.9p Marriforth.

Cast Ewes – Texel £158.50, £125.50 Lansmere; £136.50 Moorhouse; £134.50, £132.50, £130.50, £112.50, £100 West View; £112.50 West End Farm; £111.50 Gaisgill Row; £110.50 Hollins View Farm; £108.50, £95.50, £94.50 Newton Farm; £97.50 Stubsgill Farm; £95.50 Fawcett Park Farm: Rouge £146.50, £138.50, £112.50 Skelcies Hall: Suffolk £100.50 Newton Farm; £91.50 Lansmere; £91.50 Ascot House: Beltex £85.50 Skelcies Hall: Cheviot £82.50 Fawcett Park Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £80 Newton Farm: Mule £75.50 Hollins View Farm; £73.50 Fair View; £70.50 Newton Farm; £70.50 West End Farm; £70.50 Flakebridge Farm; £69.50 Briggle Farm; £69.50 South House; £67.50, £65.50 Hartley Castle: Blackface £61.50, £46.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £47.50 House & Holme Farm: Swaledale £57.50 Stubsgill Farm; £52.50 Bleathgill Farm; £49.50 Ascot House; £47.50 Hartley Castle; £47.50 West End Farm; £46.50 Town Head Farm; £46.50 Harbour Flatt; £46.50 Shieldhill Top; £45.50 Argill House; £41.50 Carpool Farm; £41.50 Eastfield Farm; £40 Burton Hill; £40 Pennine View: Rough £52.50 Manor Court; £51.50 Barnskew; £50.50 Cocklake Farm.

Cast Rams – Texel £120.50 Cross Keys; £108.50 Hartley Castle; £102.50 Meadow Bank: Bluefaced Leicester £111.50, £100.50 Hartley Castle; £111.50 Fell View Farm; £110.50 Newton Farm: Suffolk £107.50 Newton Farm: Cheviot £101.50, £100.50, £79.50 Newton Farm: Hampshire £100 Light Trees: Blackface £99.50, £90.50 Newton Farm: Rough £95.50 Manor Court: Kerry Hill £89.50, £80.50 Fell View Farm: Swaledale £78.50 Hartley castle; £74.50 Uldale Farm; £67.50 Shieldhill Top; £67.50 Ravenseat