Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

8th October 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when 3,656 sheep were forward consisting of 2,801 Prime lambs and 855 Cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £117 and 278.6pkg was a 42kg Blue Texel X lamb from Messrs Kemp, Keepwich Farm Hexham, which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

Another pen of 20 Beltex X lambs from Messrs Kemp weighing 42kg sold to make £108.30 (257.8pkg)

The whole consignment of 180 homebred Beltex X lambs from Keepwich Farm sold to average 43kg £96.87 (225.2pkg)

Messrs Jackson, Little Beck, Kings Meaburn sold a pen of 4 Beltex X lambs weighing 41.5kg to make £106 (255.4pkg) selling to Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Jacksons consignment of Beltex X lambs sold to average 42.3pkg £95.62 (225.8pkg)

A pen of 16 Mule lambs from Kilnstown Farms Roweltown, weighing 44kg sold for £71.30 (162pkg)

Good fleshed hill lambs were also good to sell with a pen of 10 Swaledale lambs weighing 35kg selling for £59.30 (169.4pkg) from Messrs Chester, Grassgill Lodge, Soulby, which were bought by Lancashire Direct Meats.

Two pens of Blackfaced lambs sold to top at 175pkg both for pens of 37.5kg lambs selling for £65.80 from M Barker, Middle Bank End Farm, Appleby and from Messrs Cowperthwaite, Elmgill.

All classes of well fleshed lambs were dearer once again with an overall sale average for 2801 lambs of 181.11pkg and an SQQ average of 186.17pkg seing achieved.

Cast sheep were also a stronger trade for all classes and topped at £130 for a pen of 5 Texel X ewes from Messrs Hughes, Dona Close, Asby, which were bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats.

The consignment of ewes form Dona Close sold to average £114.64

A pen of 20 Swaledale ewes sold to make £50.50 from Kilnstown Farms which were bought by S & S Meats Darlington.

A pen of 13 Hill Cheviot ewes sold to make £68.50 from Messrs Hewitt, Bank Head, Crosby Ravensworth.

Leading Prices

Prime Lambs Price per head –Blue Texel £117 Keepwich Farms:Suffolk £110.80 Hayberries; £91.30, £83.30 Terrys Farm; £87.80 Todholes; £83.80 Glebelands; £82.30 Whins Farm; £81.80 Marriforth:Beltex £108.30, £100, £98.30 (2) £95.80, £95.30, £94.80, £93.80 (2) Keepwich Farms; £106, £105, £97.80, £94, £92 Little Beck; £105.30, £100, £96.80, £90 Brackenslack; £100, £91.30 Grange Hall; £99.80, £98.80, £93.80 Needless Hall; £98.80, £96.80, £95.80, £93.30 Hallbankgate Farm; £98.30, £92.80, £90 Woodfoot; £96.80, £96.30, £94.80, £93.30, £92.30, £90 Marriforth; £96.80, £95.30, £92.80, £90.80 Brackenslack; £94.80, £92.80, £91.80 Moor Riggs; £94.80 West Lea; £94.80 Porthy Green; £94.80, £93.30, £92.30, £90.80, £90 Fawcett Park; £93.30, £90.80 Hill Park Farm; £91.80 Ascot House; £91.80 Pennine View; £91.30 Windygate; £90.30, £90 Parkside; £90 (2) Town End Farm: Dutch Texel £105, £102.80, £90 (2) Terrys Farm; £104.80, £100, £94.80, £91.80 Bank House; £86.80 Marriforth; £85.30, £85 Hallbankgate Farm:Texel £102 Grassgill Lodge; £97.80, £95.80 Abbey Park; £96.80, £93.80, £91.80, £90.80, £90, £88.80, £86.80, £86.30, £85.30 Parkside; £93.80 Leather Howe; £93.80, £90.30 Todholes; £93.80, £89.80 Little Beck; £90 Marriforth; £89.30 Grains-O-Beck; £88.80 Carpool; £88.80 Fawcett Park; £87.80 Martindale Farm; £86.80 Littlebeck Farm; £85.80 Crooks Alter:Charollais £85.80, £84.80 House and Holme; £80.80, £77.80 Whins Farm:Scotch Blackface £79.30 House and Holme Farm; £65.80 Middle Bank End Farm; £65.80 Elmgill:Cheviot £77.80 Castle Hill; £73.30 Town End Farm:Herdwick £77.80 Pennine View:Mule £76.50, £73.80 Croft House Farm; £75.30 Marriforth; £73.80 The Croft; £73.80 Argill House; £73.30 Todholes; £72.80 Eastfield Farm; £72.80 Town End Farm; £72.30 Midtown Farm; £72.30 Ascot House; £72 Villa Farm:Blue Faced Leicester £75.80, £73.80 Carrholme:Dorset £71.80 Leather HoweSwaledale £68.80, £68.30 Pennine View; £65.80 The Croft; £64.80 Birch Bush; £64.30 Bowes Close; £62.30 Argill House:Hampshire Down £65.80 Porthy Green:Rough Fell £55.30 2 Manor Court; £54.30 Greenside Farm; £53.80 Town Head: 

Price per kilo –

Blue Texel 278.6p Keepwich Farm:Beltex 257.9p, 243.1p, 242.7p, 229.6p, 228.6p, 227.3p; Keepwich Farm; 255.4p, 242.1p, 241.5p, 238.6p Little Beck; 247p, 240.5p Needless Hall; 245.1p, 232.6p, 228.9p, 225p Brackenslack; 243.9p Grange Hall ; 238.3p, 235.8p, 231.1p Brackenslack; 235.2p Hallbankgate Farm; 230.5p, 226.6p Marriforth; 228.6p Woodfoot; 228.6p Parkside; 225.7p Moor Riggs:Dutch Texel 222.2p, 198.3p (2) 197.5 Bank House; 205.9p, 201.6p Terrys Farm; 199.5p (2) 197.6p, 195.9p Marriforth;Texel 215.1p, 213.5p, 20.5p, 197.4p Parkside; 204.1p Little Beck; 203.9p Todholes; 199.5p Grassgill Lodge; 197.6p, 194.8p Marriforth; 197.3p Carpool; 191.8p, 191.6p Abbey Park; 191.6p Potlands:Charollais 190.6p, 184.5p, 179p House and Holme;Cheviot 176.8p, 170.5p Castle Hill:Scotch Blackface 175.5p Middle Bank End; 175.5p Elmgill; 172.4p House and Holme:Hampshire Down 170.9p Porthy Green:Swaledale 169.4p Grassgill Lodge; 166.2p Birch Bush; 162.5p The Croft; 157.2p Step Ends Farm:Mule 162p, 160.9p (2) Kilnstown Farms; 161p Thorpe House Farm; 160.2 Marriforth:Rough Fell 155.8p 2 Manor Court; 153p Greenside Farm:Suffolk 147.5p Glebelands; 170.6p Staingills:

Cast Ewes

Texel £130, £115.50, £105.50 Dona Close; £115.50 (2) Arla Burn Farm; £110.50, £104.50 Needless Hall; £100.50 Fountain Head; £100 Welldon:Suffolk £100 Beckstones; £91.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £89.50 Bank Head; £87.50 Railway Terrace; £86.50 Eden Terrace:Blue Faced Leicester £98.50 Hartley Castle; £94.50 Claylands:Zwartble £71.50 Railway Terrace:Cheviot £68.50 Bank Head; £63.50 Melbourne House; £51.50 Crake Trees Manor:Mule £65 Todholes; £57.50 Littlebeck Farm; £57.50 Fountain Head; £57.50 Green Gill Farm; £57.50 Greenriggs:Herdwick £52.50 Fieldham House:Swaledale £50.50, £44 Kilnstown Farm; £48.50 Bleathgill; £46.50 Todholes; £45.50 Harbour Flatt; £44.50 Greenriggs:Scotch Blackface £49.50 Todholes:Rough Fell £45.50 Beckstones:

Cast Rams

Texel £120 Terrys Farm; £120 Trainriggs Farm; £110 Birch Bush; £110 Needless Hall: Swaledale £70.50, £64.50 Bleathgill; £69.50 Grains-O-Beck; £67.50 Red House Farm; £66.50 Mount Pleasant; £64.50 High Blackton Farm: