Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

25th June 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when 3769 sheep were forward consisting of 2137 spring lambs, 1502 cast sheep and 130 prime hoggs.

Topping the spring lambs at £125 and 284.10p/kg was a 44kg Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Dalton, West End Farm, Barnard Castle which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.
Messrs Daltons consignment of Beltex cross lambs sold to average 36.5p/kg £95.74 (262.3p/kg).
Messrs Moir, Aberdeenshire sold their consignment of 50 Beltex cross lambs to average 38.5kg £94.25 (244.8p/kg) and topped at £116 for a 48kg lamb which was purchased by M. Helliwell, Rochdale.
A pen of 8, 35kg Beltex cross lambs from this home sold for £98.30 (280.8p/kg) with another pen of four 42kg lambs selling to £112.50.
Kevin Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside also sold 49kg Dutch Texel cross lambs to £116 which were bought by Steadman’s Butchers, Kirkby Stephen.
Messrs Sowerby also sold 47kg Dutch Texel cross lambs to make £106.80 (227.2p/kg) selling to M Helliwell. The run of lambs from this home sold to average 42.5kg £102.80 (241.88p/kg)
Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan also sold 44kg Beltex cross lamb to make £116 selling to Vivers Scotlamb.
Heavy lambs were in strong demand with Messrs Richardson, Etherley House, Darlington selling a pen of seven 50kg Texel cross lambs to make £106.80 to A Atkinson.
The consignment of 50 Texel and Suffolk cross lambs from this home sold to average 46.5kg £98.01.
Messrs Atkinson, Green Farm, Appleby sold another pen of five 50kg Texel cross lambs to make £106.80 also selling to A Atkinson.
A massive entry of 1502 cast sheep topped at £144 for a Texel Ram from Messrs Slack, Stoneriggs which was bought by Lancashire Direct Halal.
Texel cross ewes topped at £130 for a pair from Messrs Chester, Grassgill Lodge, Soulby which was bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats.
Swaledale ewes topped at £75.50 for a pen from Messrs Chester, with another pen of 14 Swaledale ewes selling for £72.50 from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm, Workington.

Leading Prices

Spring Lambs
Price per head – Beltex £125 West End Farm; £116, £98.30, £97.80, £97.30, £94 Upper Brydekirk; £116, £112.50, £105.80, £104, £98.30, £97.30, £95.50 Home Farm; £108.80 Brackenslack; £107.80 School Farm; £107.80, £104 Terrys Farm; £102.80 Outgang Farm; £100.80 Yore House; £98.50, £95.80 Etherley House; 397.80 Crossfell House; £97.80 Starrah; £94.80 Stripes Farm; £94.30 Staingills: Dutch Texel £116, £106.80, £98.80, £94, £92.80 Terrys Farm; £98.50 Clarks Farm; £95.80, £92.30 Staingills; £95.80 Etherley House; £95 Grassgill Lodge: Texel £106.80 Etherley House; £106.80 Green Farm; £105.80, £91.80, £90 Fox Grove Farm; £102, £96.80 Breaks Hall; £98.30, £94.80 Clarks Farm; £95 Waitby Farm; £92.80 Staingills; £90.80 Birks Head Farm; £90 Quarry Close; £90 Rosgill Head; £90 Chapel Farm: Suffolk £105.30, £98.80, £96.80, £92.80 Etherley House; £90 Plumtree House: Charollais £96.80 Swarthymere; £95.30 Woodcroft Farm; £87.80 Orchard Farm: Zwartble £96.30 Hedgeholme Farm: Blue Texel £94 Hardberry Hill Farm: Hampshire £92 Woodside: Scotch Blackface £81.80 House & Holme Farm.

Price per kilo – Beltex 284.1p, 259.2p West End Farm; 280.9p, 271.3p, 267.9p, 258.1p, 256.1p, 241.7p Home Farm; 269.5p, 253.7p Terrys Farm; 263.6p, 243.3p Upper Brydekirk; 258.5p Yore House; 256.4p, 242.1p Staingills; 250.8p Starrah; 247.3p, 246.7p Brackenslack; 241.6p Old Mill Flatt: Dutch Texel 252.1p, 243.9p, 242.9p, 236.6p, 235.9p Staingills; £236.7p Terrys Farm: Texel 227p Birks Head Farm; 225.1p Breaks Hall; 223.4p Clarks Farm; 222.4p Meadow Bank; 221.1p Friendship Farm; 221p Staingills: Charollais 220p, 213.6p Swarthymere; 219.5p Orchard Farm; 216.6p Woodcroft Farm: Scotch Blackface 215.3p House & Holme Farm: Suffolk 215.1p, 206.5p, 206.2p, 205.8p Etherley House: Blue Texel 208.9p Hardberry Hill Farm: Mule 207.5p Stoneriggs.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head –
Rough £91.80 Barugh House: Texel £87.50 Outgang Farm; £84.80, £82.30, £80 Buninver Road: Suffolk £84.80, £82 Whins Farm: Cheviots £82.50 Buninver Road: Charollais £80.80(2), £78.80 Whins Farm: Swaledale £78.80 New Hall; £76 Barras Farm: Teeswater £76 The Pry: Mule £75 Buninver Road.

Cast Ewes

Texel £130 Grassgill Lodge; £118, £109.50, £109.50, £104.50, £100, £100 Holms of caaf Dalry; £116.50, £110, £102.50(2) Staingills; £104.50 Terrys Farm; £104 Old Mill Flatt; £100.50 Mill Cottage; £100.50 Fair View: Suffolk £114.50 Grassgill Lodge; £96 Holms of caaf Dalry; £95.50 Terrys Farm; £84.50 Whins Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £112.50, £104.50, £94.50 Swathburn; £90.50 Yore House: Charollais £101.50 Staingills; £101.50, £96, £95.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £96.50 Whins Farm: Half bred £96 Holms of caaf Dalry: Zwartble £94.50 House & Holme Farm; £94.50 Yore House: Dorset £90 Kinknockie: Beltex £90 Low Bank House: Mule £86.50 Low Bank House; £85.50 Clarks Farm; £84.50 Waitby Farm; £84.50 Rosgill Head; £83.50 Brownber Farm; £83.50 Meadow View Lodge; £82.50 Fair View; £80 Church End Farm: Blue Texel £80.50 High Meadow Farm: Rough £77.50 Barugh House: Swaledale £75.50, £67.50 Grassgill Lodge; £72.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £69.50 Swathburn; £66.50 Woolpits Hill; £66.50 Stoneriggs; £66.50 Hundith House; £65.50 East Farm: Ryeland £69.50 Church End Farm: Scotch Blackface £69.50 House & Holme Farm: Herdwick £66.50, £57.50 Park House Farm; £64.50 East Farm; £57.50 Borren House: Hebridean £40 Waitby Farm.

Cast Rams – Texel £114 Stoneriggs; £98.50 Rosgill Head; £95.50 Mount Pleasant: Bluefaced Leicester £115.50 Swathburn: Swaledale £71.50 Toft House; Herdwick £70.50.