Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

5th February 2019

Harrison & Hetherington, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when an entry of 4,500 sheep consisting of 2,923 hoggs and 1,577 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £145 was a strong 58 kilo Beltex cross hogg from Messrs Harryman, Swainsea Barn Farm, Pickering.
Topping at 308.1p per kilo were a pen of 37 kilo Beltex cross hoggs which sold for £114 from Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby.
Messrs Harryman’s fantastic consignment of 31 Beltex cross hoggs averaged 47.5 kilos, £125.04 (263.2p per kilo).
Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton sold a wonderful run of 46 hoggs to average 51 kilos, £100.38.
Smart bred Continental cross hoggs were a flying trade with over 20 pens selling between 250-308p per kilo, and over 50 pens selling between £100-£145.

The annual show was held for pens of 10 Swaledale, Blackface and Rough Fell hoggs, which was kindly sponsored by Messrs Alderson, Nateby Service Station, Nateby.  Judging was carried out by Mr Geoff Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby who awarded the Overall Championship to the first placed pen of 10 Swaledale hoggs from Messrs Clarke, Howgill Castle, Milburn which weighed 46 kilos and sold for £81 to Mr A Slack.

Champion pen of lambs l/r vendor Mr Edwin Clarke and Mr Gary Alderson of Nateby Service Station, Sponsors.

The overall Reserve Champion was awarded to the first prize pen of 10 Blackfaced hoggs from Messrs Addison, Greystone House, Kings Meaburn which weighted 46 kilos and sold for £86.50 to Janan Meats Ltd.

Show Results (pens of 10 or more)
Swaledale
1st & Champion        TE Clarke, Howgill Castle – 46 Kilos £81
2nd       M/s Elliott Bros, Harbour Flatt – 52 Kilos £83
3rd        M/s CT&JC Cannon, Ellergill – 46 Kilos £78

Blackface
1st & Reserve Champion    RJS&DM Addison, Greystone House – 46 Kilos £86.50
2nd       RJS&DM Addison, Greystone House – 46 Kilos £85

Rough Fell
1st         DH Holme, Ghyll Bank – 43 Kilos £74.80
2nd       A Kipling, Hardendale Hall – 45 Kilos £75.30
3rd        A Kipling, Hardendale Hall – £40 Kilos £67.80

Mule hoggs topped at £93.30 for a pen of 10, 57 kilo hoggs from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hills Farm, Distington which were bought by Mr M Bowe.
Cast sheep topped at £146 for a Texel cross ewe from the Isle of Man which was bought by Lancashire Direct Halal, Blackburn.
Blackfaced ewes topped at £60.50 for a pen of 3 from Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby which were bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats, Ossett.
Swaledale ewes topped at £57.50 for a pen of 7 from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Distington which were bought by A Atkinson Livestock, Harrogate.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head – Beltex £145, £138.80 (2), £138, £120, £188, £116, £115, £114, £109 Swainsea Barn Farm; £117.80 Needless Hall Farm; £116.80, £112.80 (2), £104.80 (2), £100 Hundith House; £114 Castle Hill (Birkbeck); £112, £103.50, £100 (4) Kirkbarrow Hall; £110.30 Lansmere; £108.80 Stubbsgill Farm; £108.80 Dona Close; £104.80 Littleburn Farm; £100 Farewell Grange: Texel £106.80, £99.30 Lansmere; £104, £100 Kelmore Hill Farm; £104, £102, £101.80, £101, £96.50 Quarry Bank Farm; £102 Townfoot (Thompson); £102, £97.30 (2) Waterside; £101.80 Hill Farm; £100 Cairn Cottage; £100 (2) Needless Hall Farm; £98.80 Intake Bottom; £97.80 Hundith House; £96.80, £95 Swainsea Barn Farm; £96.80 High Stennerskeugh; £95.30 (2) Basco Dyke: Charollais £100.80, £100 (2) Quarry Bank Farm; £94.30 (4), £84, £93.30, £92, £91.80 (2), £90.80, £90 Whins Farm: Dutch Texel £100 Needless Hall Farm; £94.30 Dry Howe: Suffolk £100, £94.80 Newton Farm; £95 Quarry Bank Farm; £90 Littleburn Farm; £86.30, £86 Waterside; £85.80 Town End Farm (Sayer): Blue Texel £90 Newton Farm; £86.80 Town Head Farm (Watson): Mule £93.30, £84.80 Kelmore Hill Farm; £90.30, £86.80 Redlands Bank; £87.80 Church Farm; £87.30 Old Mill Flatt; £85.30 Farewell Grange; £85 Intake Bottom; £84.30 Ravenseat; £84 Oak House: Blackface £86.50, £85, £80 Greystone House; £85.80 Farewell Grange; £80 Newton Farm: Cheviot £84.30 Decklyn; £83.80 Valehurst; £80.80 Redlands Bank; £80.80 Newton Farm: Swaledale £83 (2), £81.80, £80 Harbour Flatt; £81.50 Greenhow; £81, £75.50 Howgill Castle; £80.30 Ravenseat; £78.80 Fieldham House; £78.80 (2) High Blackton Farm; £78 Ellergill; £76.80 (2), £75 Hill Farm; £76.80 Dry Howe; £75.30 Oakbank; £75 Barningham House: Rough Fell £77 Flakebridge Farm; £75.30 Hardendale Farm; £74.80 Ghyll Bank: Jacob £65.30 Herdship; £62 Orchard Farm

Price per Kilo – Beltex 308.10p Castle Hill; 301.7p, 300p, 276p, 273.8p, 269.8p, 261.9p, 250p, 245.8p, 242.2p Swainsea Barn Farm; 268.9p Town End Farm (Sayer); 268.7p, 256.6p Littleburn Farm; 259.4p Stubsgill Farm; 256.5p Lansmere; 256.1p Brackenslack; 256.1p Needless Hall Farm; 255.9p Castle Hill; 250.7p Hundith House; 248.1p, 242,7p, 241.8p Dona Close; 242p Stripes Farm:Dutch Texel 261.9p Dry Howe: Texel 228.8p Quarry Bank Farm; 228.6p, 213.9p Carpool Farm (Hindson), 217.9p Carpool Farm (Dinsdale); 215.4p Town End Farm (Sayer); 215.1p High Stennerskeugh; 214.5p, 213.3p Old Mill Flatt; 214.3p Amersber Cottage; 212.9p Waterside; 212.3p Townfoot; 212p Rookby Scarth: Charollais 220.8p Orchard Farm: Blue Texel 211.7p Town Head Farm (Watson): Cheviot 207.2p Newton Farm; 199.5p Dry Howe; 199.4p East Rackwood: Blackface 202.4p, 191.5p, 190p Newton Farm; 192.1p Ballacarney: Mule 200p Newton Farm; 188.9p Intake Bottom; 184p Castle Hill; 181.8p Asby Hall Mews; 180.9p Marriforth: Suffolk 199.5p Town End Farm (Sayer); 198.2p Kinknockie; 192.7p Waterside: Swaledale 183.2p Ashgill Farm; 179.8p, 176.1p Howgill Castle; 178.8p (2) Step Ends Farm; 174.5p Hill Farm; 174p Harbour Flatt: Rough Fell 174p Ghyll Bank.

Cast Ewes – Texel £146 Ballahowin Farm; £140, £119.50 Guise; £140, £119.50, £118.50, £103.50 Waterside; £135.50, £120.50, £108.50 Brackenslack; £129.50 Fir Tree Farm; £125.50 Old Mill Flatt: Suffolk £143.50, £110.50 Waterside; £112.50 (2) Whins Farm; £107.50 Fir Tree Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £113.50 Stubsgill Farm; £109.50 Oak House; £93.50, £91.50 Whitewall Farm: Cheviot £90.50, £88.50 Waterside; £81.50 Newton Farm; £72.50 Sunny Gill Farm; £70.50 Fir Tree Farm: Beltex £90 Waterside: Charollais £83.50 Prospect Villa: Mule £77.50 Marriforth; £75.50 (2) Guise; £74.50 Asby Hall Mews; £73.50 Waterside; £72.50, £71.50, £70.50, £7 Low Stow Bank; £71.50 Stubsgill Farm: Zwartble £72.50 West Hindon Farm: Masham £67.50 Scar Sykes: Dorset £64.50, £62.50 Coolingel: Rough Fell £63.50 Sproat Ghyll; £54.50 Riverside Cottages: Blackface £60.50 Castle Hill; £56 Low Stow Bank; £55.50 Riverside Cottages; £54.50 House & Holme Farm; £52.50 Newton Farm: Swaledale £57.50, £54 Stubsgill Farm: £56.50 Buckles Farm; £55.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £55.50 Asby Hall Mews; £55, £53.50 Marriforth; £53.50 Barningham House; £53.50 Whitewall Farm; £53.50 Lands Farm: Herdwick £46.50 Oak House: Shetland £41.50 (2) Kinknockie: Jacob £40 (2) Newton Farm.

Cast Rams – Bluefaced Leicester £92.50 Greenriggs: Beltex £90 (2) Stubsgill Farm: Texel £90 Oak House: Cheviot £80 Cooilingel Farm: Rough Fell £71.50 Flakebridge Farm: Swaledale £71.50 Dryevers; £70 East Rackwood; £69.50 Toft House.