Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

19th March 2019

Harrison & Hetherington, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when an entry of 5,141 sheep were forward consisting of 4,090 prime hoggs and 1,051 cast sheep.

Topping the prime hoggs at £127 and 334.2p per kilo was a 38 kilo Beltex cross hogg from Moir Livestock, Aberdeenshire which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

Messrs Tustian, Banbury sold a pen of 17 Beltex cross hoggs weighing 42 kilos and making £124.30 (296p per kilo) which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd with another pen of 15, 43 kilo hoggs selling for £123.30 also from this home.  The consignment of 230 Continental cross hoggs from Messrs Tustian, Banbury averaged 47 kilos £104.55 (222.4p per kilo).

Messrs Dinsdale, Highfield, Morland sold their run of 30 Beltex cross hoggs to average 38 kilos£108.66 (285.94p per kilo).

Smart Continental cross hoggs were in extreme demand and were a flying trade with over 35 pens selling between 250-334p per kilo and over 70 pens selling between £100-£127.

Messrs Patchett, Ripon sold a run of 310 Texel cross hoggs to average 54 kilos £94.12.

Swaledale hoggs sold to £86.80 for a pen of 15 from Messrs Graham, Brechin with another pen of 35, 43 kilo Swaledale’s from this home selling for £81.80 (190.2p per kilo).  Mule hoggs topped at £92 for a pen of 11 from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm, Distington.

A pen of 10, 41 kilo Hill Cheviot hoggs sold to make £86.30, 213.3p per kilo from Boghall, Fife.

Messrs Addison, Greystone House, Kings Meaburn sold their pen of 20 Blackfaced hoggs weighing 45 kilos and making £87.30.

Lightweight Blackfaced hoggs weighing 35 kilos sold to make £72.80 (208p per kilo) for a pen of 30 from Messrs Lawson, Pasture House Farm, Bolton Low Houses..

Cast sheep topped at £142.50 for a pen of 8 Texel cross ewes from Ayrshire.  This consignment of 200 mainly Suffolk and some Texel cross ewes sold to average £106.66.

Mule ewes sold to £90 from Messrs Dent, Greenriggs, Kirkby Stephen with Swaledale ewes topping at £70 from Messrs Iceton, Baldersdale.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head –

Beltex £127, £110.30, £103.80 Home Farm (Moir); £125, £112 (2), £110.80 High Field (Dinsdale); £124.30, £123.30, £118.80, £112.80, £110.80, £106.80 Yarnhill Farm; £115.30, £115,80, £113,80, £112.80, £108.80, £105 Outgang Farm; £115,80, £109.80, £106.30, £102.80 (2), £100 Kirkbarrow Hall; £114.30, £110.80 Town End Farm (Sayer); £112.80, £111, £108.80, £107.30, £106.30, £102.50, £101.80 Boscar Flats; £112.30 Outgang Farm; £110.30 Crossfell House; £108.30 Waterside; £106.80 Braes of Enzie; £101.80 Yew House: Blue Texel £117.80 Kemore Hill Farm: Texel £109.30, £108.80, £107.80, £105.80, £105, £104, £96.30 Boscar Flats; £106.80, £101, £97.80, £96.80 Kelmore Hill Farm; £105 Heather Bank; £103.80, £101.80, £97.30, £95 Home Farm (Moir); £101.80, £101.30, £100.30 Braes of Enzie; £100.80 The Pollee; £100, £96.30, £96, £95.30, £95 (2) West Summersides; £98.80 Burton Hill; £98.30, £95.30 Yarnhill Farm; £96.80 Outgang Farm; £95.30 (3) Briggle Farm; £95 Howgill Grange: Dutch Texel £108, £104, £103 Boscar Flats; £106.80, £102.30 Yarnhill Farm: Suffolk £104.80, £90 Outgang Farm; £100, £90 Merryshield; £94.30, £93.80, £93.30 (2), £92.30, £91.50 (2), £91, £90.30 (2) Boghall; £90.30 Waterside: Charollais £101.80 Boscar Flats; £100, £94.50, £93.30, £92.80 (3); £92 (2) Whins Farm: Mule £92 Kelmore Hill Farm; £88.30 West Side House; £87.80 Burton Hill; £85 (2) Sowerthwaite Farm; £83.80 Hudspeth; £83.30 Burton Hill; £83.30 Carlton Park; £82.30 Slack Cottage; £82.30 Cross Hall Farm; £82 Blades Field Farm: Blackfaced £87.30, £84.80 Greystone House; £86.80, £86.30, £85.80, £84.80 Dalbrack Farm; £83.80 Castle Hill; £82.30 Carlton Park; £80.30 Hudspeth: Cheviot  £87.30 Crossfell House; £86.80 Redlands Bank; £86.30, £85.30 Boghall; £80.80 Theakston Grange; £80.80 East Rackwood Hill: Dorset £86.80 (2) Ballavastyn Farm: Swaledale £86.80, £82.30, £81.80 Dalbrack Farm; £81.30 (3) Sowerthwaite Farm: Rough Fell £80.80 Outgang Farm; £76.30, £73.80 Hardendale Hall;  Bluefaced Leicester £80 East Lowfields; £80 Slack Cottage: Masham £75.30 Crooksbeck: Herdwick £71.80 Spanham Farm; £63.80 Pasture House Farm; Goat £65 Galloper Park: Jacob £64, £62.30 Hudspeth.

Price per Kilo –

Beltex 334.2p, 275.2p, 256.5p, 253.2p Home Farm (Moir); 304.7p, 295.5p, 283.7p, 275.1p, 271p, 250p Outgang Farm; 297.6p, 287.2p (2), 284.2p, 284.1p, 283.8p High Field; 296p, 286.7p, 282.9p, 256p, 254.3p Yarnhill Farm; 289.2p, 252.3p Boscar Flats; 284.1p, 282.3p, 278.8p Town End Farm (Sayer); 277.7p Waterside; 273.6p Castle Hill; 267.9p, 265.8p Boscar Flats; 262.6p Crossfell House; 257.3p Kirkbarrow Hall; 255.3p Theakston Grange: Blue Texel 280.5p Kelmore Hill Farm: Dutch Texel 248.8p, 222p Yarnhill Farm: Texel 238.3p Briggle Farm; 237.3p, 236.7p, 233.2p, 226.4p, 220.9p Home Farm (Moir), 232.9p Kemore Hill Farm; 229.1p The Pollee; 227p Town End Farm (Sayer): Hill Cheviot 213.3p, 210.5p Boghall; 212.6p Theakston Grange; 210.3p, 210p Helbeck Grange: Blackfaced 208p, 206.8p, 205.1p, 203.9p, 203.8p Pasture House Farm; 202.5p Hudspeth; 202.1p Castle Hill:Suffolk £212.9p Bog Hall; 207.9p Town End Farm (Sayer); 204.9p Redlands Bank: Charollais 203.1p Kinknockie; 200.8p Briggle Farm: Herdwick 199.4p Pasture House Farm; 194.1p Spanham Farm: Mule 190.8p Pasture House Farm; 187.9p Briggle Farm; 186.4p, 185.4p East Lowfields;185.6p Helbeck Grange; 185 Crossfell House: Swaledale 190.2p Dalbrack Farm; 187.6p Pasture House Farm; 184.5p Helbeck Grange; 184.2 Southwaite Farm; 184.1p Carlton Park; 181p Musgrave House; 180.7p, 180p Sowerthwaite: Jacob 183.2p Hudspeth; Rough Fell 171.9p Outgang Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £142.50, £136.50, £131.50, £115.50, £113.50, £108.50 (2) Holms of Caaf; £130.50 Hardberry Hill Farm; £130.50 Sideway Bank; £128.50, £113.50, £107.50 Askrigg Hall; £126.50 Merrysheild; £126.50 Buckles Farm; £112.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £109.50 Sideway Bank; £109.50 Home Farm (Moir): Suffolk £130, £118.50, £117.50, £104.50 (2) Holms of Caaf; 122.50, £118.50 (2), £115.50 Cooilingel Farm: Beltex £128.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £110, £100 West Briscoe; £105.50 Outgang Farm: Zwartble £99.50 Home Farm (Moir); £85.50 Castle Hill; £83.50 Low Stow Bank: Bluefaced Leicester £95.50, £88.50 West Side House; £88.80 (2) Shieldhill Top; £87.50 Setterah Park: Charollais £98.50 Holms of Caaf; £90 Greenriggs; £88.50 Newtonstead Farm; £86.50 Home Farm (Moir); £86.50 Alder Bank; £80.50 Braes of Enzie; £80.50 Ballaherd: Hill  Cheviot £94.50 Home Farm (Moir); £82.50 Crossfell House: Blackfaced £72.50 Cooilingel; £60.50 Ballaherd: Swaledale £70 East Thorngarth Hill; £65.50, £59.50 West Side House; £61.50, £56.50 (2) Tullich; £60 Stoneriggs; £58.50 Bleathgill; £57.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £55.50 Whingill: Jacob £52.50 Low Stow Bank.

Cast Rams

Bluefaced Leicester £122.50 Cross Hall Farm; £107.50 West Side House; £101.50 Swathburn: Texel £118.50 The Edge; £116.50, £115.50 Holms of Caaf: Beltex £97.50 West Briscoe: Swaledale £80.50 Hill Farm; £79.50 West Briscoe; £72.50 Bleathgill; £70 West Side House.