Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

20th August 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when an entry of 5,010 sheep consisting of 2,633 prime lambs, 1,323 Cast sheep and 1,054 store lambs were forward.

Topping the prime lambs at £116.80 was a 47 kilo Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Gill, Bowes Cross Farm, Barnard Castle which was bought by Mr M Helliwell, Rochdale.

Topping at 261.9p per kilo were a pen of 42 kilo Beltex cross lambs which sold for £110 from Messrs Lawson, Stubbsgill Farm, Workington and were bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Skidmore, Needless Hall Farm sold a pen of six 39 kilo Beltex cross lambs to make £97.30 (249.5p per kilo) with the consignment of 25 lambs from this home averaging 40 kilos £96.73 (241.8p per kilo).

Good meated heavy lambs were a flying trade with Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park Farm, Dufton selling 48 kilo Beltex cross lambs to make £108 selling to Steadmans Butchers, Kirkby Stephen and 50 kilo lambs to £104 selling to Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Richardson, School Farm, Great Strickland sold a pen of sixteen 47 kilo Texel cross lambs to make £95.80 selling to Mr A Atkinson.

Messrs Kipling, Hardendale Hall sold 51 kilo Beltex cross lambs to make £104.80 selling to Mr M Helliwell.

Messrs Sayer, Town End Farm, Hackthorpe sold a pen of 35, 47 kilo Suffolk cross lambs to make £88.30 selling to Janan Meats.

Well fleshed Mule lambs were a strong trade and topped at £84.30 for 48 kilo lambs from Messrs Richardson, Croft House4 Farm, Ravenstonedale.

Messrs Hayton, Asby Grange, Great Asby sold a pen of 21, 44kilo Mule lambs to make
£79.30 (180.2p per kilo).

Light lambs were also a strong trade with a pen of 33 kilo lambs selling for £74.30 (225.1p per kilo) from Messrs Barker, Middle Bank End Farm, Appleby with 34 kilo Blackfaced Lambs selling to £60.30 from this home.

Well fleshed pend of 40-50 kilo Continental cross Mule lambs were also a sharper trade and regularly sold in excess of 180p per kilo, Sell Live and Thrive!!

All Classes of Cast sheep were also in strong demand as well!.

Leading Prices

Spring Lambs
Price per head –
Beltex £116.80, £107.80 Bowes Cross Farm; £110, £100, £97.80, £96.80, £95.80 (2) Stubsgill Farm; £108.30, £100 (2), £97.30, £93.30, £90.80, £90.30 Needless Hall Farm; £108, £104, £101, £90 Fawcett Park Farm; £104.80, £96.30 Hardendale Hall; £100.30, £98.80, £94.30 Galloper Park (Lowis); £100, £95.30 Crossfell House; £98.80, £93.80, £91.30, £90.80 (2) Marriforth; £95.80 Bridge End Farm (Brass); £95.30, £90.30 Rennels House; £95, £92.30 Abbey Park; £94.80 Buddle House; £94.50 Porthy Green; £94.30 Castle Hill; £94.30 (2) Upper Brydekirk; £92.80 Wilson House; £92.30 Town End Farm (Sayer); £92.30 Hallbankgate Farm; £91.80 Middle Horsleyhope Farm; £91.80 Farewell Grange; £91.30 Wharton Hall: Texel £98.80, £95.80, £85.80 School Farm (Richardson); £95.80,£87.80, £85.30 Black Syke; £94.80 Clockeld; £93.30 Espland; £91.80 Castle Hill; £90.80 West End Farm; £89.80 Kilnknowe; £89.80 Fox Grove Farm; £89.30 Hall Farm (Robinson); £89.30 Burton Hill; £89.30 Rudd Hills; £88.80 Midtown Farm; £88 High Hermitage Farm; £87.80 Town End Farm (Sayer); £87.30 Steelcroft; £86.80 Windygate; £86.30 Mill Moor: Dutch Texel £95.80 School Farm; £94.80, £93.80, £89.80, £88.80 Bowes Cross Farm; £91.30 Wharton Hall; £89.80, £86.30 Stubsgill Farm; £87.80 Clockeld; £87.80 Black Syke; £86.30 Hallbankgate Farm: Suffolk £95 Clifton Hill Gardens; £90.80 Etherley House; £88.80, £88.30 (2) Town End Farm (Sayer): Cheviot £94.80, £88.80, £75.80 Bank Head: Charollais £88.30 Wilson House; £86.30 Town End Farm (Sayer): Bluefaced Leicester £85.80 Waterhouses: Mule £84.30 Croft House Farm; £79.30, £78.80 Asby Grange; £77.30 Waterhouses; £76.30 Keisley Farm; £75.50 Eastfield Farm; £74.80 Greenriggs: Blue Texel £81.30 Haithwaite Farm: Zwartble £76.30 Melbourne House; £73.30 Clockeld: Kerry Hill £72.80 Town Head (Richardson): Swaledale £72.80 Rudd Hills; £65.80 Pinfold House; £62 Alder Bank: Blackfaced £60.80 Middle Bank End Farm.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 261.9p, 228.1p, 227.4p Stubsgill Farm; 253.3p, 241.8p, 233.3p Galloper Park (Lowis); 249.5p, 246.1p, 244.1p, 243.9p (2), 233.3p Needless Hall Farm;248.5p,  245p, Bowes Cross Farm; 244.4p Crossfell House; £241.8p, 230.5p, 227.7p Upper Brydekirk; 230p Castle Hill; 229.8p Marriforth; 229.7p The Gables; 225.2p Middle Bank End Farm; 225.1p Town End Farm (Sayer); 225p Fawcett Park Farm: Blue Texel 225.8p Haithwaite; 194.2p Town Head Farm (Watson): Texel 207.4p Heggle lane; 205.8p, 203.8p School Farm; 205.5p Middle Bank End Farm; 204.9p Sunny Mount; 204p Castle Hill; 300.8p, 200p Lynderek: Dutch Texel 199.6p (2) Bowes Cross Farm; 199.5p, 196.9p Black Syke; 196.1p Hallbankgate Farm; 196.1p Stubsgill Farm; 195.1p Clockeld: Suffolk 187.9p Town End Farm (Sayer), 184.9p Prospect Farm; 184p Town End Farm (Sayer): Cheviot 185p Bank Head: Charollais 184p Wilson House, 183.6p Town End Farm (Sayer): Zwartble 183.3p Clockeld: Mule 180.2p Asby Grange; 175.6p Croft House Farm; 174.5p Pinfold House; 171.8p Waterhouses;171.6p, 170.5p Eastfield Farm; 171p, 170.8p East Unthank Farm; 170p Greenriggs: Blackfaced 178.8p Middle Bank End Farm: Swaledale 165.5p Rudd Hills; 155p Alder Bank; 153p Pinfold House.

Cast Ewes

Texel £108.5p Galloper Garth; £91.50 Hollins View Farm; £90.50 (2) Green Gill Farm;£90.50 Porthy Green Farm: Beltex £93.50 (2) Farewell Grange:Gritstone £95.50 Crossfell House: Bluefaced Leicester £92.50 Whitewall Farm; £87.50 Gapshields; £87.50 Bowderdale Head: Suffolk £86.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £85.50 Black Syke; £84.50 Crossfell House: Charollais £80 Orchard Farm: Hampshire £78.50 Bonnygate Farm: Mule £75.50 Bleathgill; £74.50 Sawbridge Hall; £74.50 Birch Bush; £74.50 Town Head Farm; £73.50 Kinnaird Farm: Zwartble £70 Bowderdale Head: Cheviot £66.50 Orchard Farm: Swaledale £61.50 Hill Farm; £59.50 Bleathgill; £55.50 Fountain Head; £51.50 Ellergill; £50.50 Birch Bush: Herdwick £55.50 High Hermitage Farm: Rough Fell £54.50 Herdendale Hall; £50.50 The Gables.

Cast Rams

Texel £100 Ballaherd: Bluefaced Leicester £93.50 Burton Hill: Rough Fell £63.50 The Gables: Swaledale £60 Allenshields Farm; £59.50 Bollihope Shield Farm; £58.50 Bowderdale Head; £56.60 Yore House.