Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

23rd July 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when 4,865 sheep were forward consisting of 1,860 prime lambs and 3,005 cast sheep.

Topping the prime lambs at £110.80 were a pen of three 55 kilo Texel cross lambs from Messrs Hastwell, The Buildings Farm, Kirkby Stephen which were bought by Mr M Helliwell, Rochdale.

Topping at 253.5p per kilo were a pen of 37 kilo Beltex cross lambs which sold for £93.80 from Messrs Raine, Stanhopegate Farm, Barnard Castle which were bought by Mr M Helliwell, Rochdale.

Messrs Maughan, Ash Garth, Great Asby sold his run of Beltex cross lambs to top at £91.30 (240.3p per kilo) for a pen of 7 38 kilo Beltex cross lambs, with the run of lambs from this home selling to average 38 kilos, £87.55 (230.4p per kilo).

Some great quality heavy lambs were forward and were in strong demand.  Messrs Dodd, West View sold 46 kilo Beltex cross lambs to make £110 (239.1p per kilo).  Messrs Longstaff, Ascot House, Murton sold 48 kilo Beltex cross lambs to make £102.80.

Messrs Somerville, Lansmere, Newby sold their run of lambs to top at £107.80 for 51 kilo Beltex cross lambs with this consignment of 25 lambs selling to average 45.5p per kilo, £90.87.

Messrs Hastwell, The Buildings sold their run of Texel cross lambs to average 51 kilos, £98.44.

An overall prime lamb sale average of 182.6p per kilo was achieved.

A record entry of 3,005 cast sheep were forward here at Kirkby Stephen with all classes being competed for by 13 active buyers around the ring, which ensured all types achieve their true current values.

Topping their section at £140.50 was a Texel ram from Messrs Barker, Middle Bank End, Appleby.

1,275 Horned ewes were forward with these topping at £56.50 for a pen of Swaledale ewes from Messrs Hayton, Asby Grange, Great Asby.

Leading Prices

Spring Lambs

Price per head – Texel £110.80, £95, £90 The Buildings Farm; £93.80, £89.30 Etherley House; £93.80, £89.80 Bank House; £91.30, £85 Stanhope Gate; £90.80, £85.30 Holms of Caaf; £88.80 Midtown Farm; £86.80 Rosgill Head;£85.30 Leigh Croft; £85 Brooklyn; £85 Croftlands: Beltex £110, £105.80, £99.80, £97.80, £93.80 Stanhope Gate Farm; £110 West View; £107.80 Lansmere; £106.80 Lower Griseburn; £102.80 Ascot House; £102.80 Terrys Farm; £96.30 Ash Dub; £95.80, £95.30 Upper Brydekirk; £95.80 Lansmere; £94 Terrys Farm; £93.80 Musgrave House; £93.80, £92.80 Dry Evers; £91.80 The Buildings; £91.30 Ash Garth; £91.30 Park House Farm (Metcalf); £90.80 Heggle Lane Farm; £90.30 West Briscoe; £90 Rookby Scarth: Dutch Texel £100.30, £90 Sandersons Croft: Suffolk £92.30 Lansmere; £84.30 Etherley House; £84 Brooklyn; £83 Holms of Caaf; £82.30 Terrys Farm: Charollais £89.30, £80 Holms of Caaf; £86.80 Castle Hill: Half Bred £79.30 Town Head (Richardson); £79.30 Etherley House:Swaledale £73.80 Glebe Farm; £54 West Brisco: Mule £72.80 Keisley Farm; £72.80 High Lane (Capstick); £72 East Lowfields:Bluefaced Leicester £70 Park House Farm (Metcalf): Rough Fell £63, £54 High Lane (Capstick): Blackface £56 Middle Bank End.

Price per kilo –
Beltex 253.5p, 222.3p, 221.8pStanhope Gate Farm; 240.3p Ash Garth; 239.5p, 238.3p, 223p, 221.3p Upper Brydekirk; 239.1p, 237.3p West View; 228.4p Terrys Farm; 224.5p Bank House; 224.4p West Briscoe: Texel 213.8p, 195.4p Bank House; 207.7p, 191.4p Etherley House; 206.5p Midtown Farm; 201.5p The Buildings; 198.5p Stanhope Gate Farm; 192.4p Ormathwaite Farm; 190.5p Ash Dub; 190.5p Croftlands; 190.5p Martindale Farm: Dutch Texel 196.7p Sandersons Croft: Charollais 192.9p Castle Hill; 182.2p Holms of caaf Dalry: Blue Texel 192.5p Woodcroft Farm: Halfbred 188.8p Town Head; 188.8p Etherley House: Suffolk 188.4p Lansmere, 183.3p Etherley House: Mule 166.2p Whitewall Farm; 166.2p Glebe Farm: Rough Fell 153.7p High Lane

Cast Ewes
Texel £135, £120.50, £97.50, £95.50 Holms of caaf Dairy; £122.50, £115(x2), £109.50 The Buildings Farm; £122 Lands Farm; £102 Short Thorns Farm; £100, £95 Haithwaite; £100 Ash Garth; £100 Glebelands; £95.50 Dry Evers: Bluefaced Leicester £100, £90, £80 Millstone Moor; £90.50 East Unthank Farm; £89.50 Rigg Farm; £80.50 Scarrowmanwick: Suffolk £99.50, £91.50 Low Swainston; £94.50, £87.50, £86.50 Holms of caaf Dairy; £87.50 Etherley House; £87.50 Raisgill Hall; £87.50 Kinnaird Farm: Beltex £90 Terry Farm, £85.50 Village Green; £82.50 West View: Dutch Texel £80 Terrys Farm: Mule £80 Dry Evers; £78.50 Abbey Park; £77.50 Kinnaird Farm, £75.50 Stanhope Gate Farm; £74.50 Rosgill Head; £74.50 Low Swainston: Zwartble £80 Haithwaite: Blue Texel £72.50 West View: Cheviot £68.50 Yew House; £63.50 Melbourne House; £61 Kinknockie: Swaledale £56.50 Asby Grange; £55.50 Whitewall Farm; £55.50 West Briscoe; £55, £50 Millstone Moor; £54.50 Milestone House; £54 Stubsgill Farm; £52.50 The Croft; £50 Hartley Castle: Rough Fell £50.50 High Lane (Capstick); £50.50 Smardale Hall: Blackface £50 Middle Bank End Farm: Herdwick £47.50 Riverdale:

Cast Rams
Beltex £110, £105.50 West View: Bluefaced Leicester £105.50 Stewart Shield Meadows: Texel £140.50 Middle Bank End Farm; £129.50 Holms of caaf Dairy; £102 Davygill Farm: Swaledale £70, £60 Hole House; £66.50 Braesteads Farm; £65, £64.50 West Briscoe; £62 Rigg Farm; £61.50 Easegill Head;