Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

19th February 2019

Harrison & Hetherington, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when an entry of 2,417 were forward consisting of 1,707 prime hoggs and 710 cast sheep.

Topping the prime hoggs at £126 and 307.2p/kg were a pair of 41kg Beltex cross hoggs from George Harryman Junior, The Galleon, Ambleside which were bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats.

The wonderful consignment of 33 hoggs from young George Harryman averaged 40kg £100.37 (250.9p/kg).

Heavy hoggs sold to £116 for a pen of 60kg Beltex crosses from Messrs Fox, St Johns Kirk, Biggar which were bought by Mr A Atkinson with Messrs Harryman selling a pair of 51kg hoggs to make £110.30 (216.3p/kg) purchased by Mr M Helliwell.

Mule hoggs sold to £89.30 for a pen of 14 from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm, Distington which were bought by Mr A Slack.

Cast sheep were in strong demand with strong Mule ewes topping at £80.50 for a pen from Messrs Atkinson, Green Farm, Colby.

Swaledale ewes topped at £58.50 for a pen of five great ewes from Messrs Marston, Millstone Moor, Cockermouth.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head –
Beltex £126, £110.30, £102.80, £102.30 The Galleon; £116, £105.80 St Johns Kirk; £112, £106, £105, £104, £100 Kelmore Hill; £111.80 Stripes Farm; £108.80(2), £104.80, £101, £98.80(2), £98.30, £97.80, £97.30, £96.80, £96.30, £96.30, £95.80, £95.30(2) Outgang Farm; £104.80, £95.80 Stubsgill Farm; £104.80 Newton Farm; £98.80 Woodfoot; £98.80, £96.80 West View: Texel £108, £94.80 St Johns Kirk; £101, £97.80, £95.30, £94.30, £93.80 Basco Dyke; £100.80 The Galleon; £100.80, £92.80, £92.30, £92, £90 Bowes Cross Farm; £95(2), £90.80 Helbeck Farm; £94.80 Outgang Farm; £93.80 Countess Farm; £92.80 West View; £90.80(2) Hardendale Hall; £90.30 Church Farm: Suffolk £94 Garth Side; £85.30 Black Syke; £85.30 Briggle Farm; £85 Tipperty Farm; £84.80 Redlands Bank: Cheviot £91.80 West View; £77.80 Briggle Farm; £77.30 Ghyll Bank: Dutch Texel £88.30 Calva Farm: Mule £89.30 Kelmore Hill Farm; £81.80 Burton Hill; £80 Musgrave House: Swaledale £84.80, £77.80 Oakbank Farm; £76, £71.80 Eller Gill Barn; £75.30 Farney Shields; £72.80 High Wood End; £70.30 St Johns Kirk; £70 Briar Close: Rough £82.80 Whinfell Terrace; £75.80, £75 High Wood End; £75.30 Hardendale Hall: Charollais £82.30 Redlands Bank: Scotch Blackface £73.80 West View; £70 Eden Vale: Jacob £60 Newton Farm.

Price per Kilo –
Beltex 307.3p, 261.9p, 257p, 255.8p, 249.5p The Galleon; 279.5p Stripes Farm; 272p, 265.4p, 257.6p, 257.4p, 255.6p, 252.5p, 244.4p, 239.8p Outgang Farm; 268.7p Stubsgill Farm; 249.5p Newton Farm; 237.3p Haithwaite; 236.9p Ash Garth; 233.7p Stubsgill Farm: Texel 240p The Galleon; 226.4p Breaks Hall; 224p Bowes Cross Farm; 213.3p Town Head; 210.9p West View: Dutch Texel 205.1p Fox Grove Farm: Suffolk 198.4p Briggle Farm; 180.4p Redlands Bank: Cheviot 198.2p Ghyll Bank; 188.3p Redlands Bank; 185.2p Briggle Farm; 183.6p West View; 182.4p St Johns Kirk: Scotch Blackface 193.9p, 187.5p Castle Hill: Charollais 193.1p Black Syke; 191.4p Redlands Bank: Swaledale 175.8p St Johns Kirk; 175.1p, 170.8p Farney Shields: Mule 175.1p Burton Hill; 175.1p Southwaite Farm; 174p St Johns Kirk: Rough 161.4p Ghyll Bank; 160.3p Hardendale Hall.

Cast Ewes
Texel £124.50, £100.50, £94.50 Laneside; £124.50, £100, £92.50 West Stoney Keld; £114, £90(3) Newton Farm; £100 Rosgill Head; £96 Stripes Farm; £92.50 Low Stow Bank; £90.50 Helbeck Farm: Suffolk £118.50, £90.50 Newton Farm; £107.50 Rosgill Head: Beltex £100, £84 Low Stow Bank; £80 Ash Garth: Mule £80.50, £74.50 Green Farm; £73.50 Rosgill Head; £71.50 Old Mill Flatt: Cheviot £80 Newton Farm: Rough £68.50, £51.50 Whinfell Terrace; £58.50 Archers Hall; £53.50 High Lane: Swaledale £58.50, £50.50 Millstone Moor; £54.50 Helbeck Farm; £54.50 Southwaite Farm: Herdwick £39.50 Blue Grass; £39.50 Low Stow Bank.

Cast Rams
Berrichon £98.50 Grange House: Bluefaced Leicester £85 West Stoney Keld: Rough Fell £69.50 Archers Hall: Swaledale £58.50 Prospect House; £57.50 Briar Close; £55.50 Grange House: Texel £91 Melbourne House; £86.50, £85 Stripes Farm; £85 The Sycamores.