Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

11th December 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night  when a fantastic entry of 5,506 sheep were forward, consisting of 4,161 prime lambs and 1,345 cast sheep, this being the largest entry of prime lambs seen here at Kirkby Stephen mart for many years.

Topping the prime lambs at £124 was a Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside, Barnard Castle which was bought by Mr A Slack.

Topping at 371.3p per kilo were a pen of 39 kilo Beltex cross lambs which sold for £105.80 from Messrs Seymour, Brackenslack, Maulds Meaburn which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.   Mr S Millman, Brackenslack sold his run of Beltex cross lambs to average 40 kilos £97.30 (243.2p per kilo).

Messrs Dodd, West View, Temple Sowerby sold their consignment of lambs to average 41 kilos £95.35 (232.5p per kilo).

All classes and weights of lambs are a sharp trade once again.

Heavy Mule lambs were good to sell with a pen of 14 making £89.30 from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hills Farm, Workington which were bought by Mr M Bowe.  40 kilo Mules also sold to £74.30 (185.8p per kilo) from Messrs Ewin, House and Holme Farm, Bishop Auckland.

Light weight lambs sold to a strong trade once again with a pen of 28 Hill Cheviot cross lambs weighing 37 kilos and selling for £77.80 (210.3p per kilo) from Messrs Holme, Ghyll Bank, Raisbeck and were bought by Janan Meat Ltd.

Hayllar Farms sold a pen of 50, 33.5 kilo Hill Cheviot cross lambs to make £68.80 (205.4p per kilo).

Strong, fleshy and smarter bred Continental sheep were also best to sell with this section topping at £143 for a pen of 4 Beltex cross cast rams from Messrs Dodd, West View, Temple Sowerby which were bought to Lancashire Direct Meat Ltd.

Leading Prices
Prime Lambs
Price per Kilo – Beltex 271.3p, 265.1p, 241.9p, 232.3p Brackenslack (Seymour); 266.6p, 259p, 246p, 242.1p, 240p, 227.4p Brackenslack (Millman); 254.2p Stoneriggs; 252.9p, 235.9p, 226.4p Starrah; 244.1p West Lea; 241.8p, 238.5p, 237.5p, 233.7p, 230.8p, 230.5p West View (Dodd); 241.8p Little Beck (Jackson); 240.8p, 225.4p Short Thorns Farm; 238.3p West Briscoe; 236.1p, 232.4p, 231.1p227p, 225.8p, 221.8p, 221.3p Water Hall Farm; 234.2p, 231.5p (2), 230.3p, 228.1p Steeley Farm; 232p Dona Close; 231.9p, 228.1p, 223p, 222.2p Farewell Grange; 228.6p, 226p 223.9p, 223.3p, 223.1p Chapel Farm (Hebson); 228.4p Terrys Farm; 228p Sunnyside; 228p, 225.1p Fawcett Park; 226.9p Carkin Moor Farm; 226.2p Breaks Hall; 225.4p Windygate; 224.8p, 222p Stubsgill Farm; 224.8p Woodland House Farm; 224.2p Keld Farm (Stanley); 223p Whygill Head; 222.2p, 220.7p Crossfell House; 221.3p, 220.6p Helbeck Grange; 220.3p Black Syke: Dutch Texel 235.2p, 221.5p, 218.9p High Town; 225.8p Amersber Cottage; 220.5p Marriforth; 214.5p Trainriggs; 213.3p, 211.2p Starrah; 211.7p Fair View: Texel 228.2p Heather Bank; 223.3p Chapel Farm (Hebson); 219.7p Waterside (Gordon); 219.5p Brackenslack (Seymour); 213.3p Merryshield; 212.3p Starrah; 210.4p School Cottage; 210.1p Keld Farm (Stanley): Hill Cheviot 210.3p, 195.6p (2) Ghyll Bank (Holmes); 205.4p, 199.4p Helbeck Grange: Charollais 193p, 192.2p Black Syke; 186.8p Greenfield Farm: Suffolk 187.3p, 186.1p Merryshield;185.6p Chapel Farm: Mule 185.8p House and Holme Farm; 178.4p Short Thorns Farm; 176.9p The Croft; 176.3p Ellergill (Cannon); 176.3p Coulshill Farm; 175.1p Rigg Farm; 174.5p Decklyn; 174.5p Gill Brow Farm; 174.3p Stubsgill Farm; 174.2p Claylands Farm: Swaledale 185.2p Stoneriggs; 167.5p The Croft; 167 Step Ends Farm; 165.1p Frith Holme; 163.4p Claylands Farm; 162.5p, 162p High Stennerskeugh; 161.9p Ghyll Brow; 161.5p High Birk Hatt; 161.4p Yore House; 161.1p Holly Cottage Barn; Blackfaced 178.6p Hudspeth: Masham 173.8p Chapel Farm (Hebson): Herdwick 163.9p Gill Brow Farm: Rough Fell 162.5p The Gables; 162p Flakebridge Farm.

Price per Head Beltex £124, £120.80, £100.80 Parkside; 108.80, £97.80, £95.80 (2), £93.80, £92.80 West View (Dodd); £108.80, £105.80, £100.80, £97.80, £95, £93.30, £92 Brackenslack (Millman); £108.80, £96.80 Little Beck (Jackson); £107.80, £105.80, £95.30, £94.80, £92.80 Carkin Moor Farm; £105.80, £101.80, £100.80, £97.30, £96.80 (2), £95.80 Fawcett Park Farm; £105.80, £97.80, £93.80, £93.30, £90.80 Stubsgill Farm; £105.80 Brackenslack (Seymour); £104.80, £93.80 Whygill Head; £102.80, £100 Terrys Farm; £101.80 Breaks Hall; £101.30 Marriforth; £100, £95.80 (2), £93.80 Farewell Grange; £100, £93.80 Crossfell House; £98.80, £92.80, £92.30Marriforth; £96.80, £91.30, £90.80, 90.30 Water Hall Farm; £94.80, £92.80, £92.30 Dona Close; £94.80, £91.80 Chapel Farm (Hebson); £94.30 The Gables; £94.30 Fair View; £93.80, £90.30 Steeley Farm; £93.80 , £90.80 Keld Farm (Stanley); £92.30 Starrah; £91.80 Black Syke; £91.80 Decklyn; £91.30 Windygate; £91.30 Stripes Farm; £90.30 West Lea; £90.30 Short Thorns Farm: Charollais £115.80, £91.80 Greenfield Farm;£88.80 Black Syke: Texel £108.80 Parkside; £108.80 Kelmore Hill Farm; £97.80 Little Beck (Jackson); £94.30, £87 Black Syke; £94.30, £93.30, £88, £86.80 (2) Whygill Head; £92.80 Howgill Grange;£92.80, £89.80, £86.30, £85 Carkin Moor Farm; £92.80, £89.30, £85.80 Chapel Farm (Hebson); £91.30, £87.80, £87.30 Town End (Martin); £90 Fawcett Park Farm; £89.30, £86.80 Keld Farm (Stanley); £88.30 Rookby Scarth; £87.80 Bridge End (Hall); £87.80 Stubsgill Farm; £87.80 Fell View (Lancaster); £87.30 Hawkrigg; £87.30, £86.80 School Cottage; £86.80 Waterside; £86.80 Newton Farm; £86.80, £86.30 Kelmore Hill Farm; £86.80 West Lea; £85.80 Starrah; £85 Intake Bottom: Dutch Texel £91.80, £85.80 Trainriggs; £91.30, £90.80 High Town; £89.30 Marriforth; £87.30 Breaks Hall; £86.80, £8.30 Fair View; £85.30 Starrah: Mule £89.30, £82Kelmore Hill Farm; £87.30, £80.80 Setterah Park; £85 Stubsgill; £84.30 Coulshill Farm; £83 Sowerthwaite; £82, £81.50 Musgrave House; £80.80 Croft House (Richardson); £80.80 Millstone Moor; £80.30 Burton Hill; £80.30 Rookby Scarth; £80 High Town: Suffolk £87.80, £83.80 Black Syke; £82.80 Rookby Scarth; £82.80 Merryshield; £82 Fell View (Lancaster): Hill Cheviot £77.80, £76.30 (2) Ghyll Bank; £70.80 Helbeck Grange; £70 Amersber Cottage: Swaledale £75.80 Flakebridge Farm; £73.30 Holly Cottage Barn; £70 Grassgill Lodge; £68.80 Ghyll Brow; £67.30 The Gables; £67.30 High Stennerskeugh; £67 The Croft; £65.80 Pennine View; £54.80 Green Gill Farm; £65.30 Ravenseat; £65.30 West End Farm: Rough Fell £73.80 Orchard Farm; £72.30 The Gables; £71.30Flakebridge Farm: Jacob £54.80 Newton Farm: Herdwick £50.80 Gill Brow Farm.

Cast Ewes – Texel £125.50, £109.50, £100, £93.50 Whygill Head; £106.50 Birch Bush; £102.50, £90 High Town; £98.50, £91.50 Marriforth; £97.50 Newton Farm; £95.50, £92.50 Parkside: Charollais £104 Black Syke: Suffolk £100.50 Rigby House; £90 Guise: Mule £64.50 Guise; £64.50, £62.50 Marriforth: Hill Cheviot £64 Newton Farm: Jacob £60 Green Gill Farm: Blackfaced £57.50 High Town; £56.50 Hudspeth; £55, £50 Newton Farm; £50.50 Dalbrack Farm: Rough Fell £54.50 Cocklakes Farm: Swaledale £49.50 Gapshields; £48.50 Farney Shields; £46.50 Punchard Farm; £42.50 The Pry.

Cast Rams – Beltex £143, £117.50 West View (Dodd): Texel £113.50 Farewell Grange; £112.50, £106, £105.50, £101.50 Yore House: Bluefaced Leicester £112.50 Yore House; £110.50 Newton Farm; £105.50 Whingill; £100 Brow Farm;£93.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £90.50 Wythes Hill: Charollais £103.50 Orchard Farm: Hill Cheviot £101, £85.50 Newton Farm: Zwartble £92.50 Newton Farm: Lleyn £89 Woodfoot: Swaledale £62.50 Greenhills Farm; £61.50 Punchard; £60.50 Whingill.