Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

5th March 2019

Harrison & Hetherington, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when an entry of 3,573 sheep were forward consisting of 2,564 prime hoggs and 1009 cast sheep.

Topping the prime hoggs at £120 was a 44kg Beltex cross hogg from Messrs Jewitt, Gracies Farm, Romaldkirk which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Topping at 302.10p/kg were a pair of 39kg Beltex cross hoggs selling for £117.80 which were purchased by Lancashire Direct Halal, Blackburn.

Messrs Sayer, Town End Farm, Hackthorpe kindly sold a 46kg Beltex cross hogg in aid of Cancer Research UK which made £320 (695.7p/kg) selling to Morgan Helliwell, Rochdale.

Messrs Jewitts consignment of Beltex cross hoggs sold to average 39.8kg £115.92 (291.26p/kg) with a pen of six 40kg hoggs from this home making £119.30 (298.3p/kg).Heavy hoggs were a sharper trade with Messrs Dickinson, Kirkbarrow Hall, Penrith selling their run of 50 hoggs averaging 49kg and selling to average £101.05 (206.2p/kg).

Messrs Patchett, Ripon sold their consignment of 300 Texel cross hoggs to average 53kg £93.55.

A pair of 51kg Beltex cross hoggs sold for £118.80 232.9p/kg from Messrs Fearon, Workington.

Handy weighted hoggs were also in extreme demand with a pen of 31 Hill Cheviots weighing 35kg selling for £71.80 (205.1p/kg) from Messrs Taylor, Redlands Bank, Appleby which were bought by Janan Meats.

Lightweight Scotch Blackfaced hoggs were good to sell with a pen of 36kg selling for £71.80 (199.4p/kg) from Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby.

Messrs Lawson, Pasture House Farm, Wigton sold 75 Scotch Blackfaced hoggs at 36kg making £70.30 (195.3p/kg)

Cast sheep topped at £141.50 for a pair of Texel cross ewes purchased by Janan Meat.

Blackfaced ewes topped at £66.50 for a pen of 20 from Messrs Downie, Aberdeenshire.

All classes of ewes were much stronger trade and many more could have been easily sold!

Prime Hoggs
Price per Head –
Beltex £320 Town End Farm, £120, £119.30, £107.80 Gracies Farm; £118.80, £114.80, 3101.80 Fell View Farm; £117.80, £113.30, £112.80, £110, £108.80, £105.80, £103.80 Kirkbarrow Hall; £117.80, £116, £113.80 West View; £115.80 Skelcies Hall; £111.80, £105.80(2), £104.30, £103.80(2) Outgang Farm; £108.80, £107.80 Croft House; £107.80 The Galleon; £106.80 Dalbrack Farm; £106, £105.80 Little Beck; 3100.30 Castle Hill: Texel £111.80 Haithwaite; £105.80, £105.80, £103.80 Fell View Farm; £105.80, £100 Capplegill; £104.30, £91.80, £91.30 Basco Dyke; £100, £94.30 Town Head; £98.80 West View; £97.80, £92.30 Hyde Park; £97.30 Waterside; £96.80 Hollins View Farm; £95.80(4), £95.30, £93.80(3), £92.80, £92.30(2), £92, £90.30 West Summerside; £95.80 Hillcrest; £92.80, £90.80 Old Mill Flatt; £91.80, £90 Outgang Farm: Rouge £100 Skelcies Hall: Suffolk £97.80 Outgang Farm: £95.80, £94.30(3) Hyde Park: Dutch Texel £96.80 Waterside: Charollais £95.30 Hyde Park: Cheviot £94.30 Hyde Park; £82.30, £81.80 West View; £82 Old Mill Flatt; £81.80, £80.80 Capplegill; £80.80 Briggle Farm; £80.80 Redlands Bank: Zwartble £87.30 Haithwaite: Mule £86.30, £80.30 Dalbrack Farm: £80.80 Ellergill: Scotch Blackface £81.80 Dalbrack Farm; £80.80 Redlands Bank; £80 Newton Farm: Swaledale £78.80 Springfield, £77.80 Harbour Flatt; £76.80 Dalbrack Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £75 Fell View Farm: Herdwick £63.30 Croft House.

Price per Kilo –
Beltex 695.7p Town End Farm, 302.1p, 284.5p West View; 298.3p, 283.7p, 272.7p Gracies Farm; 286.5p Little Beck; 280p, 263p Fell View Farm; 273.2p, 272.7p, 267.4p, 258p Outgang Farm; 272p, 269.8p, 267.7p, 261.9p, 256.4p Kirkbarrow Hall; 269.1p Newton Farm; 267p Dalbrack Farm; 266.6p Old Mill Flatt; 264.5p Little Beck; 263.9p Castle Hill; 251.7p Skelcies Hall; 250.7p The Galleon: Cheviot 262.7p, 204.7p Amersber Cottage; 205.1p, 203.4p(3) Redlands Bank: Texel 260p, 205.8p West View; 230.3p, 205.1p Town End Farm; 220p Basco Dyke; 218.7p Newton Farm; 209.6p Town Head; 204.9p Redlands Bank; 204.2p Bowes Cross Farm: Dutch Texel 248.2p, 218.3p, 208.3p Waterside: Scotch Blackface 199.4p Castle Hill; 195.3p(3) Pasture House Farm; 194.1p Redlands Bank; £193.9p East Rackwood Hill: Suffolk 196p Town End Farm; 186.1p Briggle Farm; 183.7p High wood End; 183.3p Townfoot Farm: Rouge 195p Skelcies Hall: Charollais 193.9p Sykeside: Mule 193.3p Kinknockie; 183.6p Ellergill; 179p Pasture House Farm; 178.1p Briggle Farm; 175.7p Redlands Bank: Swaledale 182.1p Claylands Farm, 179.7p Pasture House Farm; 167.1p High Wood End; 167.1p Bents Farm: Masham 174p Sykeside; Herdwick 162.3p Croft House.

Cast Ewes
Texel £141.50, £109.50, £106.50, £104.50(2), £100.50 Draperstown Road; £134.50, £124.50 Dale View; £133.50, £130.50, £120.50, £110.50, £108.50, £107.50, £106.50, £104.50, £102.50 Ardvarney Road; £118.50 Town End Farm; £112.50, £105.50(2) Low Stow Bank; £108 Chapel Farm; £105.50 Old Mill Flatt: Suffolk £123.50, £107.50(2), £105.50, £104.50 Draperstown Road; £111.50, £100 Newton Farm; £104.50(2), £102.50, £101.50, £100.50 Ardvarney Road: Bluefaced Leicester £103.50 Swathburn; £89.50 South House; £86.50 Harbour Flatt; £85 Ellergill: Beltex £100.50 Gracies Farm; £90 Outgang Farm: Charollais £95.50 Hawkrigg Farm: Zwartble £84.50 Newton Farm; £80.50 Chapel Farm: Mule £80.50 Ardvarney Road; £75.50 old Mill Flatt; £74.50 Chapel Farm; £74.50 Swathburn; £71.50 Ellergill: Cheviot £78.50, £61.50 Bents Farm; £76.50 Chapel Farm; £65.50 Low Stow Bank; £61.50, £60 Newton Farm; £60.50 Kinknockie: Rough £73.50 Dale View; £59.50 Barugh House: Scotch Blackface £66.50, £58.50, £54.50 Newton Farm: Swaledale £55.50 Argill House; £55.50 Stoneriggs; £53.50 Bents Farm; £50.50 Claylands Farm: Kerry Hill £50 Fell View Farm: Herdwick £37.50 Fell View Farm.

Cast Rams
Texel
£120.50 Smardale Hall; £120.50, £108.50 Highfield Farm; £106.50 Holme Farm: £104.50, £101.50 Newton Farm; £104.50 Hollins View Farm: Beltex £109.50 Old Mill Flatt: Suffolk £106.50 Highfield Farm: Charollais £97.50 Drapertown Road: Cheviot £70.50 Capplegill: Swaledale £70.50 Ellergill; £60.50 Stoney Hill; £57.50 Haithwaite: Bluefaced Leicester £58.50 Newton Farm.