Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

29th October 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when 4,529 sheep were forward consisting of 3,077 prime lambs and 1,452 cast sheep.

The sale topped at £138 for a 43kg Beltex cross lamb which was sold in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity, with the successful purchaser being M Helliwell, Rochdale.
Next topping the prime lambs at £110.80 was a 50kg Beltex lamb from Messrs Skidmore, Needless Hall Farm, Toronto which was bought by Messrs Roberts, Wales.
Topping at 242p/kg was a pen of 40kg lambs which sold for £96.80 from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington and were purchased by M Helliwell, Rochdale.
Mule lambs topped at £86.80 for 58kg lambs from Messrs Pratt, Intake Bottom, Kirkby Stephen and were bought by S & S Meats, Darlington.
Mr S Millman, Brackenslack, Maulds Meaburn sold his run of 20 lambs to average 39.4kg £90.91 (230.7p/kg).
Messrs Seymour, Brackenslack sold their consignment of lambs to average 41kg £92.51 (225.6p/kg)
Well fleshed heavy lambs were in strong demand with a pen of 54kg Beltex cross lambs selling to make £98.80 from Messrs Chester, Grassgill Lodge, Soulby and were bought by Messrs Roberts, Wales.
Messrs Skidmore sold a pen of 54kg lambs to make £98.30 (182p/kg) with the whole consignment of lambs from this home averaging 50kg and selling to average £97.05 (194.1p/kg).
A pen of 51kg Texel cross lambs sold for £93.80 (183.9p/kg) from Aberdeenshire.
Messrs Bell, Langton Field, Appleby sold a pen of 10 Texel cross Mule lambs to weigh 50kg and sell for £90.30 (180.6p/kg) selling to West Scottish Lamb, Carlisle.
Another pen of 34 Texel cross Mule lambs weighing 50kg sold to make £85.80 (171.6p/kg) from Crooks Altar Farming, Bishop Auckland and were bought by Mr A Slack.
Cast sheep were also dearer for all classes with 12 active buyers around the ring.
A pen of 20 Suffolk cross ewes sold for £91.50 from Ayrshire.
Swaledale ewes topped at £54.50 for a pen of 17 from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm.
Mule ewes topped at £70.50 for a pen of 13 from Messrs Skelton, Low House, Maryport.
Hill Cheviot ewes sold to £78.50 for a pen of 11 from Aberdeen.

Leading Prices

Prime Lambs

Price per head – Beltex £138 The Brain Tumour Charity; £110.80; £98.30, £96.80, £96.30, £95.80, £91.30 Needless Hall Farm; £108.80, £100, £97.30, 390.80, £90.50 Brackenslack(Seymour); £98.80 Grassgill Lodge; £98.80 Greenfield Farm; £98.30, £91 West Lea; £97.80, £91.30 Haithwaite; £97.30 Windygate; £96.80 Stubsgill Farm; £95.80 Pennine View; £95.80, £91.80, £90.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £94.80, £90.80 Town Foot; £94.80, £93.80 Home Farm; £94.80 School Cottage; £93.80 Helbeck Farm; £93.80 Woodfoot; £93.30, £90 Breckonhill Farm; £93.30, £92.80 Brackenslack (Millman); £92.80 Steelery Farm; Fox Grove Farm; £90 Parkside: Dutch Texel £106(2), £92, £91.30 Terrys Farm; £96.80, £91.80, £91.30, £90.80 Abbey Park; £91.30 Hill Park Farm: Blue Texel £96.30 Wyvill Grange Farm; £78.30 Haithwaite: Texel £95 Grassgill Lodge; £93.80 School Cottage; £93.80, £88.80, £87.80 £86.80, £86 Newton Farm; £92.80, £90.80 Haithwaite; £91.80 Pennine View; £91.80 Woodfoot; £91.80 Terrys Farm; £90.30(2), £89.30 Langton Field; 390 Lansmere; £90, 386 Holms of caaf Dalry; £89.80 Abbey Park; £89.30 Helbeck Farm; £87.80 Home Farm; £87.80 Amersber Cottage; £87.30(3) Town End Farm, £87.30 Hollins View Farm; £85.80 Midtown Farm; £85.80 Sunrise House Farm; £85.80 Fox Grove Farm; £85.30 Breckonhill Farm; £85.30 Hallbankgate Farm; £85.30 Steelcroft; £85 Croft House Farm; £85 Black Syke; £85(2) Parkside: Rouge £90, £77.80 Skelcies Hall: Suffolk £90 Town End Farm; £88.80 Newton Farm; £85 Holms of caaf Dalry; £81.80 Terrys Farm: Mule £86.80, £75.80 Intake Bottom; £77.30 Greenriggs; £74.80 Croft House Farm; £74.80 Asby Grange; £74.50, £74 Eden Flatt; £74.30 St Johns Kirk; £74, £73.80 Eastfield Farm; £73.30 Argill House: Cheviot £86.30 Pipe Hole: Charollais £80.80 Town End Farm; £79.80 Hawkrigg Farm; 376.80 Orchard Farm; £76.30(2) Bolton Road: Masham £71.30 Piper Hole: Scotch Blackface £67.80 Newton Farm: Rough £66.30, £60.80 Waterhouses; £55.30 House & Holme: Swaledale £60.30 Parkside; £58.30 High Birk Hatt; £53.80 Hill Farm; £52.80 Grassgill Lodge; £50.30 Swarthymere; £50 Waterside Farm; £50 House & Holme Farm: Goat £58.80 Holms of caaf Dalry:

Price per kilo – Beltex 320p The Brain Tumour Charity; 242p Stubsgill Farm; 241.4p, 232.6p, 226.7p, 221.5p, 221.1p Brackenslack(Seymour); 235.2p Greenfield Farm; 234.6p, 223.3p, 226.3p Brackenslack(Millman); 233.3p West Lea; 226.3p Windygate; 222.4p Wharton Hall 221.6p Needless Hall Farm: Goat 267.3p Holms of caaf Dalry: Blue Texel 224p Wyvill Grange; 211.6p Haithwaite: Texel 215.7p, 193.4p Parkside; 204.4p Grassgill Lodge; 203p , 190.5p Helbeck Farm; 200p, 194.9p Newton Farm; 190p Black Syke: Dutch Texel 195.1p(2) Amersber Cottage; 191.6p, 190.2p Hill Park Farm: Charollais 187.9p Town End Farm; 184.9p, 178.6p, 178.1p Orchard Farm: Rouge 178p Skelcies Hall: Cheviot 177.8p St Johns Kirk; 177.8p Railway Terrace; 173.3p Ellergill; 172.3p Ghyll Bank: Mule 167.8p House & Holme Farm; 163.9p Bowes Close Farm; 161.8p, 158.3p(2) Kilnstown; 158.8p Martindale Farm; 158p Bowes Close Farm: Suffolk 166.7p Holms of caaf Dalry; 163.2p Black Syke: Swaledale 156.3p Waterside Farm; 149.4p Hill Farm; 143.6p Parkside: Scotch Blackface 154.1p, 151.4p Newton Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £128 Tunstall House; £119.50, £96.50, £93.50, £90.50 Low House; £95.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £90.50 Tunstall House: Suffolk £103.50, 391.50, 388.50, £86.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £90.50 The Cottage; £85.50 Low House: Rouge £95.50 Skelcies Hall: Beltex £89.50, £80 Needless Hall: Bluefaced Leicester £86.50, £84.50 Kilnstown; £79.50 Sanderson Croft; £73.50 Eastfield Farm: Zwartble £78.50 Sanderson Croft: Cheviot £78.50 Loirsbank Road; £76.50, £70 Steeley Farm: Blue Texel £76.50 Wyvill Grange Farm: Mule £70.50, 365.50 Low House; £68.50 Nova Scotia: Lleyn £68.50 Woodfoot: Rough £54.50 Archers Hall; £51.50(2) Midfield: Swaledale £54.50, £43.50 Stubsgill Farm; £46.50 Midfield; 345.50, £44.50 West End Farm; £43.50 Sykeside; £43.50 Nova Scotia; £43.50, £42.50 Kilnstown: Scotch Blackface £53.50 Starrah; £50.50 Low House.

Cast Rams

Suffolk £120.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £85.50 Newton Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £114.50 Ellergill; £90.50 Kilnstowm; £86.50 Newton Farm; £85.50 Sanderson Croft: Texel £108.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £100 West Farm; £96.50 Barrowmoor Road: Beltex £80 Needless Hall; £80 Outgang Farm: Cheviot £76, £69.50 Newton Farm: Scotch Blackface £56 Newton Farm: Swaledale £55.50 Ireshope Plains; £54.50 High Blackton Farm; £48.50 Thwaite Farm; £48.50 Buddle House; £48.50 Helbeck Farm.

Store Lambs

Mule £59 Cross Hall Farm: Texel £59, £57, £54 Arngill House: Swaledale £47, £46 Cross Hall Farm.