Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

24th September 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when 4,022 sheep were forward consisting of 2,788 prime lambs and 1,234 Cast sheep.

Topping the prime lambs at £128 was a 63 kilo Texel cross lamb from Messrs Brown, Mount Pleasant Farm, Barnard Castle.

Topping at 246.2p/kg was a 45 kilo Beltex cross lamb which sold for £110.80 from Messrs Jackson, Little Beck, Kings Meaburn which was bought by Dowdings Butchers Appleby.

The consignment of 30 Beltex cross lambs from Little Beck sold to average 43kilo £93.01 (216.3p/kg)

The annual “Bonny Boys” show for pens of 10 Mule wethers was held which saw 10 pens of top quality North of England Mule lambs being put out to show. The judging was in the capable hands of renowned sheep farmer and buyer Mr Arthur Slack, Helton who awarded first prize to a fantastic pen of 10 Mule lambs from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House, Wigton which weighted 52 kilo and sold for £77.30 to Mr M Bowe.

1st prize pen from Messrs Lawson, Hundith House

Show Results:-
1st        Messrs JJ & E Lawson, Hundith House 52kilo £77.30 to M. Bowe
2nd       Messrs W&R Lawson, Stubsgill Farm 52kilo £78.30 to A. Atkinson
3rd       Messrs GR Wharton & Sons, Keisley Farm 47kilo £69.30 to M. Bowe

Mule lambs topped at £78.80for another well fleshed pen of 10 lambs weighing 52 kilo from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington.

Leading Prices
Prime Lambs Price per head –

Texel £128, £112 Mount Pleasant; £94.30 Catherine Holme; £90.30, £86.80, £85.80, £83.80 West End Farm; £87.30 Low Woodside; £83.80 Low Swainston Farm; £83.80 Row End Farm; £83.30 Heggle Lane Farm; £82.80 Abbey Park; £81.80 Town End Farm; £81.80 Windygate; £81.30 Rosgill Head: Beltex £110.80, £93.30, £92.80, £91.80, £91.80 Little Beck; £103.80, £93.80 Stubsgill Farm; £100.80, £100 Hundith House; £98.80, £93.80, £91.30 Moor Riggs; £97.80, £92.80 Town End Farm; £97.80, £95.80, £93.30 Lower Griseburn; £96.80, £96.30, £95.30, £91.80 Mid Farm; £96.80 Bowes Cross Farm; £92.30 Park Farm; £90.80, £90 Castle Hill; £90.30 Ascot House: Suffolk £94.80 Mid Farm; £79.80 Cotegill Barn; £76.30, £70.80 Hawkrigg End; £72.80 Town End Farm: Blue Texel £87.80 Catherine Holme: Dutch Texel £87.30, £84.50 Low Swainston Farm £80.80 Wharton Hall: Charollais £80 The Grange; £71.80 Hawkrigg End: Mule £78.80, £77.30, £72.80(2) Stubsgill Farm; £77.30, £71.80 Hundith House; £75, £71.80, £70.80 Hightown; £70.30 Harbour Flatt; £70.30 Yore House: Rouge £75.80 Town End Farm: Cheviot £72.30 Town End Farm: Scotch Blackface £63.80 House & Holme Farm: Dorset £62.30 Bank House Farm: Swaledale £60.80 Keisley Farm; £53.30 Springfield; £50 Blades Field:

Price per kilo –
Beltex 246.2p, 221p, 217p Little Beck; 244.5p Lower Griseburn; 240.8p, 236.1p, 232.4p, 218.6p Mid Farm; 230.5p Bowes Cross Farm; 229.8p, 223p Moor Riggs; 223.3P Stubsgill Farm; 222.3p, 221p Town End Farm; 219.8p Park Farm; 219.8p, 219p Marriforth; 218.9p Catherine Holme; 217p Woodland House Farm; 216.2p Castle Hill; 215p Ascot House: Texel 207.4p, 203.2p Mount Pleasant Farm; 194.9p Row End Farm; 192.4p Catherine Holme; 190.2p Windygate: Charollais 199.4p House & Holme Farm; 181.8p The Grange: Dutch Texel 189.80 The Grange; 183.6p Wharton Hall: Scotch Blackface 187.6p House & Holme Farm: Suffolk 185.9p Mid Farm; 162.9p Cotegill Barn; 162.9p West Underhurth: Rouge 184.9p Town End Farm: Swaledale 160p Keisley Farm; 140.3p Springfield: Mule 159.3p House & Holme Farm; 157p, 150.8p Cranberry; 151.8p Harbour Flatt; 151.5p Stubsgill Farm.

Cast Ewes Texel £100 Catherine Holme; £97.50, £87.50 Swarthymere; £90 Hayberries; £90 Row End Farm; £85.50 Breaks Hall: Suffolk £86.50 West Underhurth; £83.50 Row End Farm; £75.50 Fell View; £73.50 Hayberries: Bluefaced Leicester £81.50 Marriforth: Mule £66.50 Stripes Farm; £64.50 Row End Farm: Cheviot £53.50, £50.50 Marriforth; £53.50 Elmgill; Scotch Blackface £50 Castle Hill: Swaledale £47.50 Argill House; £45.50 Marriforth ; £45.50 West Underhurth; £44.50 Dousgill Farm; £41.50 High Wood End; £40.50 Whingill: Rough £43.50 High Wood End.

Cast RamsTexel £85, £83.50 Outgang Farm; £80 Windygate: Bluefaced Leicester £74.50 Whingill: Rough £60 Archers Hall: Swaledale £56.50 Argill House; £56.50 Croft Farm; £53.50 Hoggarths Farm.