Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

16th July 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when 3102 sheep were forward consisting of 1240 prime lambs, 1862 cast sheep.

Topping the prime lambs at £115 was a 43kg Beltex cross lamb from Messrs McCune, Farewell Grange, Wigton.
Topping at 287.2p/kg were a pair of 39kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £112 from Messrs Bewley, Mid Farm, Whitrigg, Wigton
The consignment of 30 lambs from Messrs Bewley sold to average 40kg £92.08 (230p/kg)
Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Distington sold a wonderful run of 54 well fleshed Texel and Beltex cross Mule lambs to average 45kg £94.40 (209p/kg) with this consignment topping at £112.80 for a pen of 4 45kg Beltex cross lambs.
Messrs Story, Limestone Cottage, Calthwaite sold their consignment of Beltex cross lambs to average 40kg £93.68 (234p/kg).
Messrs Lyle, Staingills sold their run of 40 lambs to average 40kg £90.48 (226p/kg).
Heavy lambs were in short supply and were good to sell with a pen of 4 49kg Continental cross lambs selling for £104.80 from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm.
Many more heavy lambs can be easily sold well here at Kirkby Stephen.
Light lambs were also short of buyers requirements and achieved premiums with a pen of 8 35kg Beltex cross lambs selling for £85 (242.9p/kg) from Messrs Dalton, West End Farm, Barnard Castle.
An overall sale average of 193.5p/kg was achieved which was sharper than trade so far in the week.
A wonderful entry 1862 cast sheep were forward here at Kirkby Stephen with 11 active cast buyers around the ring all competing.
All classes were a fantastic trade once again!
Topping at £126 was a Beltex ewe from Messrs Buckle, Buckles Farm, Kirkby Stephen.
Mule ewes topped at £86.50 for a pen of 10 from Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm, Bishop Auckland.
Another pen of 18 Mule ewes sold for £85.50 from Angus.
Over 14 big pens of Mule ewes sold between £80 and £86.50.
Swaledale ewes topped at £72.50 for a pen from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm, Distington.
Another pen of 21 Swaledale ewes sold to make £69.50 from Messrs Wilson, Carrholme, Armathwaite.
Many more ewes are required to fill strong buyers demand on a weekly basis here at Kirkby Stephen.

Leading Prices
Spring Lambs

Price per head – Beltex £115, £103.80, £96.80, £95 Farewell Grange; £112.80, £105.30, £104.80, £100, £98.80 Stubsgill Farm; £112, £106.30, £105.80 Mid Farm; £104, £96.80 Limestone Cottage; £101.80 Windygate; £100, £95.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £99.30, £98.30, £96.80, £94.30 West View; £97, £96, £94(2) Bowes Cross Farm; £95.80 Breckonhill Farm; £95.30 Home Farm; £94.30 Howgill Grange; £94.30 Ash Garth; £94.30 Staingills: Texel £106.80, £90 Lowfield Cottage; £105.80, £97.30 Front Street; £98.80 High Street; £97.80 Home Farm; £96.80 Hartley Castle; £94.80, £86 Bank House; £94.30, £85 Stubsgill Farm; £90.30 Hesket Demain; £87.30 Staingills; £86.80 School Farm; £86.80 Hayberries; £85.80 Fair View; £85.80 Barnskew: Blue Texel £106.80 Bank House; £85.80 Staingills: Dutch Texel £104.30, £100, £94, £91.80, £86.80 Terrys Farm; £90, £87.80 Front Street; £89.30 Staingills; £87.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £86.80 Rosgill Head; £86.80 Yore House; £85.30 Welldon: Suffolk £96.80, £82 Carrholme: Rouge £86.30 Staingills: Charollais £83.80, £80 Villa Farm: Mule £76, £70.80 High Stennerskeugh; £71 School Cottage: Rough £66.80, £54.80 Ellergill: Swaledale £65.80 School Cottage:

Price per kilo –

Beltex 287.2p, 265.8p Mid Farm; 267.4p Farewell Grange; 258.9p Breckonhill Farm; 254.1p, 246.2p, 242.5p, 241p Bowes Cross Farm; 251.4p, 241.8p Ash Garth; 250.7p Stubsgill Farm; 249.5p, 247p West View; 244.2p(2), 242p, 241.9p Limestone Cottage; 243.9p Hallbankgate Farm; 242.9p West End Farm; 240.3p Staingills: Dutch Texel 248.3p, 222.2p Terrys Farm; 235p Staingills; 230p, 218.4p, 215.7p Welldon; 211.7p Yore House: Rouge 221.3p Staingills: Texel 217.3p Home Farm; 214.5p Barnskew; 211.9p Holme Lea: Blue Texel 204.3p Staingills: Suffolk 192.7p Rathvale Farm: Charollais 190.5p, 186.2p Villa Farm; 183.8p House & Holme Farm; 183.3p Swarthymere: Half bred 186.2p Sandford Hall: Rough 167p Ellergill:

Cast Ewes

Beltex £126 Buckles Farm; £109.50, £95.50 Ash Garth: Texel £120, £114.50 Galloper Garth; £110.50, £103.50 Breckonhill Farm; £110.50 Yore House; £101.50 Low Swainston Farm; £100 Sideway Bank; £100 Ash Garth; £100, £96.50 Parkside; £99.50, £96.50 Bridge End(Miller); £98.50 Wharton Hall; £98.50 Limestone Cottage; £95.50 Bridge End Farm (Brass); £95.50 Kelmore Hill Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £100.50 Whingill; £94.50, £92.50 Hesket Demain; £91.50 Asby Grange: Suffolk £98.50, £90.50 Black Syke; £94.50 Whins Farm: Zwartble £95.50 Hayberries: Half bred £90.50, £87.50 Black Syke: Charollais £86.50 Greenfield Farm; £85.50 Whins Farm: Mule £86.50, £82.50 Whins Farm; £85.50 Angus; £84.50, £80.50(4) East Farm; £84.50, £80.50 High Toft Hill Farm; £83.50 Windygate; £83.50 Thorney Gale; £83.50 Breaks Hall; £81.50 Hesket Demain: Cheviot £81.50 Scar Sykes; £76.50 Bridge End; £76.50 Breckonhill Farm; £71.50 Fell View; £70(2) Slatich: Swaledale £72.50, £65.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £69.50 Carrholme; £65.50 Milestone House; £65.50 Whingill; £65.50 Greenriggs; £64.50 Swathburn; £61.50 Farewell Grange; £60 Asby Hall: Easycare £69.50 Hesket House: Scotch Blackface £61.50, £51.50 House & Holme Farm; £57.50 Breckonhill Farm.

Cast Rams – Texel £95.50(2) Jardines: Swaledale £93.50 Hartley Castle; £83.50 Kelmore Hill Farm: Beltex £85 Greenfield Farm.