Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

27th August 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday when an entry of 4,093 sheep consisting of 2,539 prime lambs and 1,554 Cast sheep were forward.

Topping the prime lambs at £106.30 was a 47 kilo Texel cross lamb from Messrs Bainbridge, Bonnygate Farm, Soulby which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Topping at 250.8p/kg were a pen of three 38 kilo Beltex cross lambs which sold for £95.30 also from Messrs Bainbridge, Bonnygate and purchased by Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Bewley, Mid Farm, Wigton sold a excellent run of 50 Beltex cross lambs to average 41kilo £94.32 (230p/kg)

Messrs Jackson, Little Beck, Kings Meaburn sold their 20 lambs to average 40 kilo £91.54 (228.8p/kg).

Messrs Bainbridge, Bonnygate sold their 21 lambs to average 42 kilo £92.64 (220.5p/kg)

Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth sold their wonderful consignment of 150 lambs to average 39 kilo £84.46 (216.3p/kg)

Heavy lambs were in strong demand with Messrs Beckwith, New Hall, Barras selling a pen of 48 kilo Texel cross lambs to make £99.30 (206.9p/kg).

Messrs Sayer, Town End Farm, Hackthorpe sold a pen of 14 well fleshed Suffolk cross Mule lambs weighing 47 kilo to make £87.30 (185.7p/kg).

Messrs Jackson, Clarks Farm, Penrith sold another good meated pen of 18 Suffolk cross Mule lambs weighing 49 kilo to make £89.30.

Good meated pens of mule lambs were good to sell once again and topped at £79.30 (180.2p/kg) for a pen of 8, 44 kilo lambs from Messrs Ewin, house & Holme Farm, Bishop Auckland.

Messrs Hayton, Asby Grange, Great Asby sold a pen of 20 44 kilo Mule lambs to make £76.30 (173.4p/kg)

Another large show of 1554 cast sheep sold to strong enquiry from our 11 active buyers, which resulted in a fantastic trade for all classes once again.

Suffolk ewes sold to £93.50 for a pen of 30 from Ayrshire.

Blackfaced ewes sold to £61.50 for a pen of 20 from Aberdeenshire.

Swaledale ewes sold to £54.50 for a pen of 16 from Stoneriggs.

Leading Prices
Prime Lambs
Price per head –
Texel £106.30 Bonnygate Farm; £99.30, £97.80, £94.80, £87.80 New Hall; £95 Dona Close; £94.80, £85.80 Breckonhill Farm; £91.80, £88.80(2) Waterside; £91.80 Starrah; £90.30 Windygate; £90 Allenshields Farm; £86.80 Arla Burn Farm; £85.80 West End Farm; £85.30 East Mellwaters Farm; £85 Rosgill Head; £84.80 Nova Scotia; £84.80(2) Clarks Farm; £84.80 Bowes Cross Farm: Beltex £102.30, £92.30 Grassgill Lodge; £101.30 Windygate; £100, £96.30, £95.30, £94.80, £92.80, £90.80(2) Bonnygate Farm; £99.30, £94.30 Parkside; £98.30, £97.30, £94.30(2), £93.30, £91.30 Mid Farm; £97.80, £92.80, £91.80, £91.30 Little Beck; £95.80 Town End Farm; £94.80 Ascot House; £94.30 Swabridge Hall; £93.80(3), £92.30, £91.30 Marriforth; £91.80 Clarks Farm; £90.80 Calva Farm; £90.80 Rookby Scarth; £90.80 New Hall; £90 Castle Hill: Blue Texel £95.30 Bonnygate Farm; £89.80 West View; £85 East Mellwaters Farm: Suffolk £89.30 Clarks Farm; £87.80 House & Holme Farm; £87.30 Nova Scotia; £87.30 Town End Farm; £83 Breckonhill Farm; £81.80 Green Gill Farm: Dutch Texel £84.30, £80 Trainriggs Farm; £80 Stoneriggs: Rouge £84.30 Ascot House: Charollais £81.30 Town End Farm: Mule £79.30 House & Holme; £79.30, £76.30 Asby Grange; £78.80 Green Farm; £74.80 Sunrise House Farm; £74.80 School Cottage; £74.30 Villa Farm; £74.30 Castle Hill; £74.30 Stoneriggs; £74 Whitewall Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £75.80 School Cottage: Cheviot £73.80 Villa Farm: Goat £70.80 Dale Head: Swaledale £58.80 Stoneriggs: Rough £58 Ellergill Farm.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 250.8p, 231.2p, 227.3p, 226.3p, 224p Bonnygate Farm; 243.6p Grassgill Lodge; 236.8p Castle Hill; 236.7p, 229p(2), 227.7p, 222.7p, 220.8p Marriforth; 234.9p, 234p, 231.7p, 230p(2), 227.6p, 222.7p  Mid Farm; 234.6p Breckonhill Farm; 232.9p, 229.5p, 226.3p, 222.7p Little Beck, 231.2p Ascot House; 222.8p Town End Farm; 220.7p Parkside; 220p Little Langton Grange: Texel 226.2p Bonnygate Farm; 218.6p starrah; 215p Windygate; 207.4p Waterside; 206.9p, 204.2p New Hall: Blue Texel 224.5p West View; 216.6p Bonnygate Farm: Dutch Texel 216.2p, 200p Trainriggs Farm: Rouge 200.7p Ascot House: Goat 191.4p Dale Head: Suffolk 185.7p Town End Farm; 182.9p House & Holme Farm; 182.2p Clarks Farm; 180.9p Little Langton Grange; 180.5p Bonnygate Farm: Charollais 184.8p Town End Farm: Mule 180.2p House & Holme Farm; 173.4p Asby Grange; 172.8p Castle Hill; 172.8p Stoneriggs; 170.5p How Burn: Swaledale 158.9p Stoneriggs.

Cast Ewes

Texel £115.50, £97.50(2), £91.50 Hallbankgate; £110 Holms of caaf Dalry; £104.50 West End Farm: Suffolk £93.50, £90.50(2), £88.50, £85.50 Holms of caaf Dalry: Bluefaced Leicester £89.50 Bank House Farm: Goat £88.50, £85.50 Holms of caaf Dalry: Cheviot £76.50, £65.50 Coupland Beck Farm; £64.50 Crake Trees Manor: Mule £73.50, £68.50 School Farm; £69.50 Oak House; £68.50 Villa Farm: Scotch Blackface £61.50 Guise; £53.50 Hallbankgate Farm: Swaledale £54.50 Stoneriggs; £53.50 Springfield; £53.50 Green Farm; £53.50 Sykeside; £53.50 Kilnstown; £53.50 Bleathgill; £51.50 Galloper Park; £50.50 Bank Top.

Cast Rams

Charollais £92.50 Holms of caaf Dalry: Texel £90 Holms of caaf Dalry; £81.50 Rookby Scarth: Suffolk £81.50 Beck Foot: Swaledale £64.50 Galloper Park; £62.50 Rookby Scarth; £58.50 Shieldhill Top; £55.50 Town End Farm.