Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

18th June 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when 2245 sheep were forward consisting of 1508 spring lambs, 607 cast sheep and 130 prime hoggs.

Topping the lambs at £124.80 were a pen of three 44kg Beltex cross lambs from Kevin Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which were bought by Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Topping at 313.7p/kg were a pen of four 35kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £109.80 from Messrs Skidmore, Needless Hall Farm, Toronto and which were purchased by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

Trade could only be described as flying for all classes and weights with a wonderful overall sale average of 234p/kg for 1508 lambs being achieved. Over 65 pens sold between £100-£124, with over 50 pens selling between 250-313p/kg.

Messrs Skidmore’s consignment of 20 Beltex cross lambs sold to average 37kg £107.30 (290p/kg)
Kevin Sowerby’s run of lambs averaged 44kg £115.97 (262.57p/kg)

Cast sheep were said to be possibly the dearest seen with all classes being off the clock with 607 being sold to average a whopping £91.64.

Topping the cast sheep at £148.50 were Texel cross ewes from Messrs Lyle, Staingills, Penrith.
Mule ewes topped at £98.50 for a pen of 7 from Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm, Bishop Auckland.
Swaledale ewes topped at £76.50 from Messrs Capstick, High Lane, Newbiggin on Lune.
Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan sold his consignment of Texel cross ewes to average £131.79.
277 Texel cross ewes forward sold to average £105.14.
131 Swaledale ewes sold to average £64.26.
Over 40 pen of ewes sold between £110-£148.

Leading Prices

Spring Lambs
Price per head – Beltex £124.80, £110.30, £107.80(2) Terrys Farm; £118, £114.80, £109.30, £108.80, £106.80, £104.30; £100.30, £100 Upper Brydekirk; £115.80, £115.30, £102.80 Woodland House Farm; £114.80, £111.80 Windygate; £112, £109.80, £109.30, £106.80 Needless Hall Farm; £111.80, £109.80, £106.80 Town End Farm; £110.80, £105.80 Black Syke; £108.80, £103.80 Crossfell House; £107.30, £105.80 Staingills; £104.80 Castle Bank Farm; £101.80 Rennels House: Dutch Texel £121.80, £118.80, £112, £108.80(2), £105.80, £104.80, £102.80 Terrys Farm; £106.80, £105.30 Staingills; £104.80, £100.80 Black Syke: Texel £113.80, £112, £109.80, £105.30, £103.30 Etherley House; £107.80, £104.80 Villa Farm; £107.80 Rennels House; £102.80, £94 Rosgill Head; £101 Castle Bank Farm; £100.30 Woodside; £100 Pennine View; £98.30 Crake Trees Manor; £97.30 Black Syke; £95.30 East Lowfields; £94.80 Crossfell House: Bleu du Maine £110.80 Black Syke: Hampshire £107.80 Woodside: Suffolk £106.30 Etherley House; £100.80 Woodside; £98.80 Kiln Beck Farm: Berrichon £102.80, £101.80 Crossfell House: Blue Texel £100.30 Crossfell House: Rouge £100, £97 Staingills: Charollais £88.80(2) Staingills; £88.30 Rake Head.

Price per kilo – Beltex 313.7p, 296.7p, 280.3p, 273.2p, 265.7p Needless Hall Farm; 296.7p, 274.5p, 262.6p, 260p Town End Farm; 283.6p, 275.8p Terrys Farm; 281.2p Woodland House Farm; 281p, 273.3p, 272p, 266.6p, 263.9p, 260.8p, 260.5p Upper Brydekirk; 280.5p, 279p Crossfell House; 278.4p, 277.4p, 274.4p, 272.3p, 269.4p, 266.6p Staingills; 267.5p Starrah; 260p The Grange: Dutch Texel 289.8p, 270.7p, 262p Terrys Farm; 270p, 254.7p, 253.5p, 245.4p, 242.7p, 241.6p, 240.3p(2) Staingills: Blue Texel 263.9p Crossfell House: Texel 253.5p Town End Farm; 253.5p Friendship Farm; 250.7p, 249.5p, 242.1p, 240.2p Etherley House; 246.8p, 241.4p(2) Staingills; 246.7p House & Holme; 243.9p Pennine View; 242.4p Street House: Bleu du Maine 246.2p Black Syke: Rouge 244.5p Staingills: Suffolk 236.6p, 223.3p Low Grassgill; 226.2p Etherley House; 225.1p Friendship Farm: Berrichon 233.6p, 231.4p Crossfell House: Charollais 231.9p Rake Head; 228.4p, 227.7p, 222p Staingills: Hampshire 222p Woodside.

Prime Hoggs
Price per Head – Charollais £103.80, 398.80, £91.80 Whins Farm: Mule £99.80 Whins Farm; £98.80 Low Grassgill; £90.80 School Cottage; £85.80 Kitridding: Swaledale £94.80 Helbeck Farm; £94.80 Argill House; £89.80 Arngill House; £86.80 Springfield; £84.80 Hardberry Hill Farm:  Beltex £94.80 West Hindon Farm: Texel £90 Trainriggs Farm; £87.80, £85.80(3) Kitridding: Cheviot £84.80, £81.30 Crossfell House: Mule £78.80 Lynburn Hall: Goat £60 Hardberry Hill Farm.

Cast Ewes Texel £148.50, £147.50, £128.50, £124.50, £123.50, £118.50, £116.50, £110.50 Staingills; £146.50, £143.50, £137.50 Upper Brydekirk; £138.50, £114.50 Bollam Terrace; £132.50 Kiln Beck Farm; £129.50, £110.50 Danotty Hall; £127.50, £115.50 Crossfell House; £124.50 Black Syke; 3124.50 Needless Hall Farm; £123.50, £119.50 Wharton Hall; £123.50 Rosgill Head; £119.50 House & Holme Farm; £119.50 Street House; £118.50 Buddle House; £118.50, £117.50 Abbey Park; £114.50 Old Mill Flatt; £113.50 Pennine View; £112.50 School Cottage; £111.50 Dry Evers; £111.50 Town End Farm: Charollais £129.50 Castle Hill; £100, £99.50, £96.50 Whins Farm: Cheviot £129.50 Old Mill Flatt; £78.50 Crossfell House: Beltex £124.50, £108.50, £105.50 Greenfield Farm; £113.50 Town End Farm: Rouge £114.50(2) Staingills: Suffolk £108.50 Waitby Farm; £108.50(2), £107.50 Staingills; £106.50 School Cottage; £106.50, £101.50 Black Syke; £106.50, £105.50 Whins Farm: Mule £89.50, £87.50 Whins Farm; £87.50 Rosgill Head; £86.50 Rake Head; £85.50 Mill Cottage; £85.50 Staingills; £85.50 School Cottage; £85 Kiln Beck Farm: Scotch Blackface £78.50 House & Holme Farm: Swaledale £76.50 High Lane; £74.50 Argill House; £71.50 East Lowfields; £71.50 Hundith House; £70.50 Swathburn; £68.50 Croft Farm; £66.50 Kitridding: Herdwick £62.50 Hardberry Hill Farm.

Cast Rams – Bluefaced Leicester £140.50 High Lane: Texel £124.50, £121.50 Leigh Croft: Rough £98.50 High Lane; £86.50 Lockholme Hall: Swaledale £96.50 Lanehead Farm; £89.50 Garnthwaite; £89.50 Hardberry Hill Farm; £86.50 Lockholme Hall.