Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

30th July 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when 3,231 sheep were forward consisting of 1,523 prime lambs and 1,708 cast sheep.

The sale topped on two separate occasions at £116 firstly for a 48 kilo Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Jackson, Little Beck, Kings Meaburn which was bought by Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Also achieving £116 was a 56 kilo Texel cross lamb from Messrs Teward, New View Farm, Darlington the consignment of 15 Texel cross heavy lambs from this home sold to average 50kg £97.32 (194.6p/kg)

Topping at 247.3p/kg were a pen from Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth, Ripon which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

The wonderful consignment of 81 lambs from Messrs Fairburn sold to average 41 kilo £90.54 (220.8p/kg)

Messrs Dodd, West View sold their run of lambs to top at £112 for 47 kilo Beltex cross lambs which were also bought by Dowdings Butchers Appleby. The whole consignment of lambs from this home sold to average 43kilo £100.36 (233.4p/kg)

All classes of prime lambs were a sharper trade with an overall sale average of 186.8p/kg being achieved and many more lambs could have easily of been sold well!

Heavy lambs were in strong demand with these taking the greatest lift in trade.

Messrs Inman, Lockerbie sold a well fleshed pen of 18 Texel cross Mule lambs to weigh 49 kilos and make £90.

Messrs Nelson, Rosgill Head sold another pen of 10 47kilo Texel cross Mule lambs to make £89.30 (190p/kg).

Cast sheep were a sharper trade with this section topping at £138.00 for a cast Texel ram from Messrs Chester, Grassgill Lodge, Soulby. Cast ewes topped at £130.50 for a pair of Texel ewes from Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside, Barnard Castle.

Swaledale Ewes topped at £61.50 for a pen of 10 from Messrs Marston, Millstone Moor, Cockermouth with another pen of 26 Swaledale ewes from this same home selling to make £59.50.

Mule ewes topped at £83.50 for a pen from Messrs Clarke, Stripes Farm, Kirkby Stephen.

Leading Prices

Spring Lambs
Price per head – Beltex £116, £103.30, £98.30, £95.30 Little Beck; £112, £110, £107.30, £97.80, £90.30 West View; £108.80, £98.80, £95.30(2), £93.30(2), £92.30 Marriforth; £106.80, £95.30 Castle Hill; £100, £91.80, £90.30 Hallbankgate Farm; £98.30, £94.30 Bonnygate Farm; £96.80 Kilnknowe; £95.30 Friar House Farm; £95.30 Mid Farm; £94.80 Sawbridge Hall; £93.30 Welldon; £92.80 Galloper Park; £92.30, £90 Abbey Park; £90 West Lea: Texel £116, £112, £106, £93.80, £93.80, £92.80, £90 New View Farm; £95.80 Bonnygate Farm; £95.50 Mill Moor; £94.80 Intake Bottom; £94.80 Breckonhill Farm; £93.80 Abbey Park; £92.80 Townfoot; £92.30 Keld Farm; £92.30, £92 Castle Bank Farm; £92.30 Steel Croft; £91.80 Musgrave House; £90.80, £90 Kilnknowe: Charollais £91.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £81.30, £80 Bonnygate Farm: Blue Texel £87.80 Abbey Park; £82.30 Bonnygate Farm; £81.80 Hayberries: Dutch Texel £84.80(2) Trainriggs Farm: Zwartble £82(2) Hayberries: Hampshire £80.80 Stenkeld Farm; £80 Bonnygate Farm: Mule £77.80, £72.80 Waterhouses; £69.80 Allenshields Farm; £69.80 The Gables: Cheviot £70.80 Townfoot: Swaledale £54 East Unthank Farm; £52 Poppin Cottage.

Price per kilo –Beltex 247.3p, 236.7p, 233.3p, 232.4p, 227.6p, 223.3p, 222.6p Marriforth; 244.4p, 242.7p Castle Hill; 243.9p, 238.3p, 234p, 232.9p, 225.8p West View; 241.7p, 239.8p, 229.6p Little Beck; 241.4p, 234p Bonnygate Farm; 238.3p Mid Farm; 232p, 224.5p, 222p Galloper Park; 227.6p Welldon; 226.9p Friar House Farm; 220p Kilnknowe; 220p Mid Farm: Charollais 208.6p Hallbankgate Farm; 189.1p, 181.8p Bonnygate Farm: Suffolk 208.4p, 207.1p New View Farm; 201.8p Kilnknowe; 200p Villa Farm; 195.5p Bonnygate Farm; 195.1p Abbey Park; 194.2p Park Farm: Blue Texel 205.1p Breckonhill Farm; 191.4p Bonnygate Farm: Dutch Texel 197.2p(2) Trainriggs Farm: Cheviot 183.2p Dowthwaite Head Farm; 177p Townfoot: Hampshire 177.8p Bonnygate Farm: Mule 169.3p Waterhouses; 166.2p Allenshields Farm; 166.2p The Gables.

Cast Ewes

Texel £130.50, £95.50 Parkside; £120, £109.50 Bonneygate Farm; £100.50, £100 Easegill Head; £100.50, £96.50 Rennels House; £97.50 Haithwaite; £94.50 Sunnyside: Bluefaced Leicester £97.50 School Cottage; £91.50 East Friar House Farm; £90.50 East Lowfields: Suffolk £90.50 Lankaber; £82.50 Black Syke: Mule £83.50 Stripes Farm; £77.50 Millstone Moor; £75 Villa Farm: Lleyn £78.50, £71.50 Helm Farm: Cheviot £68.50 Breckonhill Farm; £67.50, £65.50, £64.50 Coupland Beck Farm; £64.50 Kinknockie: Rough £66.50 Kilnmire; £55.50 Greenside; £55.50 Moorhouses: Swaledale £61.50, £59.50 Millstone Moor; £58.50 Gilts; £58.50 Sandwath Farm; £58.50 Stoneriggs; £56.50, £56.50 School Cottage; £56.50 Birch Bush; £56.50 Blades Field Farm; £53.50 Eastfield Farm; £53.50 West Briscoe; £53.50 Yore House; £50.50 Whingill; £50.50 Townfoot; £50 Waterhouses: Shetland £44.50 Fines House Farm: Herdwick £41.50(2) Cow Bank.

Cast Rams

Texel £138, £136 Grassgill Lodge; £112 Kinknockie; £101.50 Gaisgill Row Farm; £100 Townfoot: Charollais £137.50 Black Syke: Berrichon £128.50 Kinknockie: Cheviot £90.50 Townfoot: Swaledale £75.50 New Hall; £72.50 East Unthank Farm; £69.50 Punchard Farm; £68.50 Springfield; £65.50 South Wellhope; £65.50 Garnthwaite: Herdwick £66.50 Springfield.