Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

12th March 2019

Harrison & Hetherington, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when an entry of 4,401 sheep were forward consisting of 7 spring lambs, 3,247 prime hoggs 822 cast sheep and 325 breeding sheep.

Topping the prime hoggs at £119.80 were two pens of Texel hoggs from Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside, Barnard Castle which were bought by Mr A Slack and Mr M Helliwell, Rochdale.
Topping at 290.8p/kg were a pen of four Beltex cross hoggs from Joanna Andrews, York which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.
Beck Hill Farm Ltd, Richmond sold a ring full of 64 Beltex cross hoggs weighing 41kg and making £110 to Vivers Scotlamb.
The whole consignment of 172 hoggs from Beck Hill Farm sold to average 40kg £104.57 (261.4p/kg) with other pens of 24 39kg hoggs selling for £108.80 and a pen of 50 making £98.30.
Joanna Andrews sold three 54kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £118.80 selling to West Scottish Lamb.
Heavy hoggs were much dearer than they had previously been with a pen of Mules selling to £97.80 from Messrs Graham, Brechin.
A pen of 10 61kg Texel cross hoggs sold to make £111.80 from Hyde Park, with a pen of 20 56kg Suffolk cross hoggs from this home selling for £98.30.
Light weight hoggs were also in strong demand with a pen of 20 31kg Texel cross hoggs selling for £71.30 (230p/kg) from Hyde Park.
A pen of 12 33kg Beltex cross hoggs sold for £88.80 from Beck Hill Farm and a pen of 27 34kg Blackface hoggs selling for £69.30 (203.8p/kg) from Messrs Lawson, Pasture House Farm, Wigton.
Cast sheep topped at £150.50 for a Beltex cross ewe from Beck Hill Farm which was bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats.
All classes of cast sheep were a much stronger trade with many being at least £10 dearer.
Swaledale Ewes topped at £67.50 for a pair from Messrs Slack, Stoneriggs which were bought by Janan Meats.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head –

Beltex £118.80. £116.80, £116.30, £115.30, £113.80, £112.30, £109.80, £108.80, £105.80 Boscar Flats; £116.80, £115.80(2) Parkside; £116, £103, £101 Todd Hall; £113.80, £108.80, £106.80(2), £104.80, £102.80 Outgang Farm; £112.80 Hyde Park; £110, 3109.80, £108.80, £106.80, £100 Greenbury Grange; £108.80, £108.80, £108.80, £107.80(3), £106.30, £100 Kelmore Hill Farm; £108.80 Dona Close: Texel £119.80(2) Parkside; £111.80, £105, £95.30, £94.80, £94.30, £94, £92.80 Hyde Park; £110.80, £96.80, £94.80(2), £90.30 Newton Farm; £95.30, 390.30 Greengate Farm; £93.80 Calva Farm; £93.30 Low Hall; £90 Stubsgill Farm: Charollais £101 Hyde Park: Suffolk £98.80, £98.30, £97.30, £96.30, £94.80, £94.30 Hyde Park; £94.30 Redlands Bank: Mule £97.80 Dalbrack Farm; £94.80, £86.80 Hundith House; £91.80 Greengate Farm; £90.80 Kelmore Hill Farm; £88.80, £83.30 Bridge Close; £86.80 Burton Hill; £82.30 Stoneraise Place: Dutch Texel £95 Greengate Farm: Cheviot £90.30, £88.30, £82.80, £81.30, £80.80 Capplegill; £87.80 West View, £80.80 Hillcrest; £80.30 Helbeck Grange: Scotch Blackface £88.80, £77, £76.80 Dalbrack Farm; £85.80, £79.80 Greystone House; £76.30 Redlands Bank: Bluefaced Leicester £88.80 Sowerthwaite Farm: Swaledale £80, £78.30 Dalbrack Farm; £78.80 Musgrave House; £78.80, £77.80 Sowerthwaite Farm; £78.30 Helbeck Grange; £78.30 High Birk Hatt; £76.80 Ravenseat; £76.80 Hartley Castle; £75.80 Wemmergill Farm: Goat £66.80 Alma Cottage: Herdwick £63.80 Pasture House Farm.

Price per Kilo –

Beltex 290.8p, 281.5p, 281.2p, 267.4p, 258.6p, 258p, 247.3p Boscar Flats; 286.1p, 263.6p, 258.7p, 246.7p, 243.3p, 242p Todd Hall; 279p, 269.1p, 268.3p, 267.8p, 260p, 245.8p Greenbury Grange; 274.4p Castle Hill; 272.6p, 253p, 247.3p Kelmore Hill; 267p, 264.7p, 259p, 252.1p, 246.8p, 243.7p, 240.8p, 240p Outgang Farm; 248.2p Hillcrest: Texel 236.1p, 230p Hyde Park; 229.7p Hardstones Farm; 228.4p Wharton Hall; 225.1p, 220.5p Newton Farm; 220.5p(2) Heather Bank: Cheviot 208.5p East Rackwood Hill Farm; 205p Broadmeadows; 199.5p, 197.9p Redlands Bank; 195.9p Helbeck Grange: Hampshire 207.7p, 206.2p Pasture House Farm: Charollais 206.6p Hundith House; 197.2p Villa Farm: Dutch Texel 205.9p Stubsgill Farm: Scotch Blackface 203.8p, 203.7p Pasture House Farm; 200.9p Hillcrest; 194.7p Redlands Bank: Mule 200p Croft House Farm; 181.7p Stubsgill Farm; 180.7p Stoneraise Place; 180p Pasture House Farm: Suffolk 199.5p Hundith House; 197.3p Newton Farm; 197.1p, 195.8p, 194.8p Kinknockie: Goat 196.5p Alma Cottage: Herdwick 187.6p Pasture House Farm: Swaledale 178p Dalbrack Farm; 176.9p Hardstones Farm; 175.9p Palliar; 175.1p East Rackwood Hill Farm; 175.1p Helbeck Grange:

Cast Ewes

Beltex £150.50 Greenbury Grange; £95.50 Castle Hill: Texel £134.50 Parkside; £128.50 Hillcrest; £124.50 Greenbury Grange; £118.50 Rigg Farm; £118.50, £100 Boscar Flats ; £110.50 Greenlees;  £101.50 Newton Farm: Suffolk £130.50, £127.50 Newton Farm; £130.50, £114.50 Scar Top; £114.50, £108.50, £105.50, £104.50(2), £101.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £100.50 Boscar Flats: Cheviot £90.50, £86.50 Holms of Caaf Dalry; £90, £76.50 Newton Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £90 Thorney Gale: Charollais £89.50 Newton Farm; £87.50 Dry Howe: Zwartble £84.50 Holmrock: Dorset £80 Todd Hall: Mule £73.50 Newton Farm; £73.50 South View; £71.50 Bankend Farm: Swaledale £67.50 Stoneriggs; £63.50 Nether House; £58.50 High Beck Head; £58.50 Ravenseat; £56.50 High Stennerskeugh; £56.50 Dalbrack Farm; £56.50 Ban House; £55.50 Villa Farm; £54.50, £54.50 East Todholes; £54.50 Pennine View; £54.50 Whingill; £54.50 Ellergill: Scotch Blackface £64.50 Newton Farm; £64.50(2) Dalbrack Farm; £55.50 Newton Farm; £54.50 East Todholes: Hebridean £43.50 Dry Howe.

Cast Rams

Suffolk £101, £94.50 Newton Farm: Texel £100 Holmes of caaf Dalry; £90.50 East Rackwood Hill Farm; £90.50 Newton Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £93.50 Ellergill: Beltex £82.50 Town Head: Swaledale £62.50 Thorney Gale.