Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

5th November 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when 3,755 sheep were forward consisting of 2840 prime lambs and 951 cast sheep.

Topping the prime lambs at £115 and 261.4p/kg were a pair of 44kg Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Kemp, Keepwick Farm, Hexham which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

The whole consignment of 251 lambs from Keepwick Farm sold to average 42.7kg £94.54 (221.4p/kg)

A pen of 20 39kg Beltex lambs from this home sold for £97.30 (249.5p/kg) with another pen of 35, 40kg lambs selling to make £98.30 (245.8p/kg)

Messrs Teasdale, Ousby sold a pen of six Beltex cross lambs weighing 39kg to make £100 (256.4p/kg).

Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, Richmond sold their run of 165 lambs to average 48.5kg £93.29, topping at £110 for 58kg lambs bought by Mr Ditta, Accrington, and another pen of 7 50kg lambs from this home selling for £105 (210p/kg) to A Atkinson.

Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm sold 55kg Dutch Texel cross lambs to make £110.80 purchased by N & J Dowding Butchers, Appleby.

A pen of 12 53kg lambs from Carkin Moor Farm sold to make £97.30 (183.6p/kg) selling to Yorkshire Halal Meats.

Messrs Allinson, Windygate, Winton sold their consignment of 46 Beltex cross lambs to average 42.5kg £93.70 (220.4p/kg).

Messrs Jackson, Littlebeck, Kings Meaburn sold their 22 lambs to average 44kg £96.29.

Trade for all types and weights of lambs was flying here at Kirkby Stephen with an overall sale average 184.78p/kg and an SQQ of 190.39p/kg being achieved this included over 800 mule and horned lambs within the sale.

Over 747 Beltex cross lambs were forward selling to average £92.27.

Over 20 pens of lambs sold between £100-£115.

Over 100 pens of lambs sold between £90-£115.

Over 500 mule lambs were forward selling to average £77.50 and topped at £81.80 for a pen of 30, 50kg Mules from Messrs Fairburn, Ripon.

Messrs Hayton, Asby Grange sold a pen of 22, 44kg Mules to make £77.30 (175.7p/kg).

Light lambs were also a flying trade with a pen of 15 34kg Texdale lambs selling to make £64.80 (190.6p/kg) from Messrs Cartmel, Wintercrag, Martindale. With a pen of 13 Herdwick lambs from this home weighing 36kg making £64.80 (180p/kg)

A pen of 26 38kg Texel cross mule lambs sold to make £73.30 (192.9p/kg) from Hornby Hall Farm, Penrith.

Blackfaced lambs sold to £74.80 (182.4p/kg) for a pen of 41kg lambs from Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby

Cast sheep were also a sharper trade for all classes with this section topping at £132 for a pen of 3 Texel cross ewes from Messrs Guy, Fountain Head, Barnard Castle which were bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats.

Swaledale ewes topped at £58.50 for ewes from Messrs Addison, West Stoney Keld, Barnard Castle which were bought by N Iveson, Hawes.

Leading Prices – Prime Lambs

Price per head –

Beltex £115, £108.80, £98.30(2), £97.30, £97.30, £93.80, £91.80, £90.80, £90 Keepwick Farm; £110.80, £110, £106, £105, £101, £97.30, £96.80, £96.30(2), £91.80, £90.80 Carkin Moor Farm; £106.80, £100, £99.30, £97.80, £95, £94.80(2) Fawcett Park Farm; £106, £100, £94.30, £93.30, £92 Littlebeck; £105 Old Mill Flatt; £104.80, £98.30, £95.80, £90.30 Home Farm; £100, £97.80, £96.80, £96.80, £94.80, £94.30, £92.80 Farewell Grange; £100 Ling Cottages; £99.30, £97.30, £90.80 Windygate; £98.80 Fair View; £97.30, £96.80 Ascot House; £96.30 Bowes Cross Farm; £92.80 Parkside; £92.80 Martindale Farm; £91.30 Castle Hill; £90.30 Barnaskew; £90 Green Farm; £90 Stoneriggs; £90 Row End Farm: Texel £105.80, £93.80, £89.80, £87.80, £87.30 Allergill Cottage; £100, £87.80 Intake Bottom; £93.80 Terrys Farm; £92.30, £88.30 Abbey Park; £92 Ling Cottage; £92, £87.80 Stotley Hall Farm; £91.80 Old Mill Flatt; £91.30, £88.80, £87.80(2) Fox Grove Farm; £90.80 Barras Farm; £90.80 Sideway Bank; £90.80 Bowes Cross Farm; £90 Carkin Moor Farm; £90 Green Farm(Hodgson); £90 Railway Terrace; £90, £88.80 Hayberries; £90, £86.80, £86.80 Abbey Park; £89.80, £88.80 Red House Farm; £89.30, £87.80 Green Farm(Atkinson); £88 Ormathwaite Farm; £87.80 Home Farm; £87.80 Parkside; £87.30 Fair View; £86.80 Stoneriggs; £86.80 Thorney Gale; £86.80 Townfoot Farm; £86.30 Sawbridge Hall: Dutch Texel £110.80, £106.80, £93.30 Terrys Farm; £95.30 Amersber Cottage; £93.80 West View; £93.30 Green Farm; £92.30 Home Farm; £91.80 Barnskew:

Charollais £103, £95 Carkin Moor Farm; £91.80 Bowes Cross Farm; £83.80, £83.30 Black Syke: Blue Texel £92 Black Syke; £90 Carkin Moor Farm; £87.80 Railway Terrace: Suffolk £90.80 Ling Cottage; £90 Carkin Moor Farm; £87.80 Terrys Farm; £86.80 Bowes Cross Farm; £83.80 Old Mill Flatt: Cheviot £83.80 West View; £80.80, £80 Thornship Farm; £80.30 Amersber Cottage: Mule £81.80(2) Marriforth; £81.30 West View; £81.30 Keisley Farm; £81.30 High Stennerskeugh; £81.30 Green Farm; £80.80 Croft House Farm; £80.30 Barras Farm; £80.30 West View; £80 Castle Hill; £80 Musgrave House: Masham £75.30 Crooksbeck:Scotch Blackface £74.80 Castle Hill: Swaledale £66.30, £62.30, £55.80, £55.30 Eller Gill Barn; £60.80, £57.30 Pennine View; £58.80 Hill Farm; £56.80 Palliard; £55.30 Doddick Farm: Herdwick £64.80 Winter Crag; £61.30 Castle Hill; £59.80, £58.30 Stoneriggs; £58.30 Roseleigh: Rough £56.80 Waterside; £55.80 Ellergill.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 261.4p, 249.5p, 247.3p, 245.8p, 229.5p, 223.4p Keepwick Farm; 256.4p Ling Cottage; 255.6p, 223.4p Home Farm; 243.9p, 236.1p, 232.9p, 232p, 231.2p Farewell Grange; 242.2p, 237p, 232.2p Fawcett Park Farm; 235.7p, 234.9p, 224p Carkin Moor Farm; 233.3p Old Mill Flatt; 232.6p, 224.5p, 220.8p Littlebeck; 231.7p, 221.5p, 220.7p Windygate; 229.3p Bowes Cross Farm; 228.4p, 226.3p, 223.3p Parkside; 226.3p, 225.1p Ascot House; 224.5p Fair View; 223.1p, 220p Bank House; 222.7p Castle Hill: Dutch Texel 226.9p Amersber Cottage; 218.6p Barnskew; 209.8p, 208.8p Home Farm; 205.4p Terrys Farm: Texel 211.9p Ellergill; 210.8p Row end Farm; 209p Intake Bottom; 206.5p Hayberries; 204.6p Ormathwaite Farm; 203.9p Allergill Cottage; 203.2p Carpool: Charollais 198.2p, 190.5p, 189.3p Black Syke; 187.3p Carkin Moor Farm; 183.6p Ellergill: Scotch Blackface 182.4p Castle Hill; 172.1p Elmgill: Herdwick 180p Winter Crag; 175.9p, 171.5p Stoneriggs: Cheviot 179.6p Thornship Farm; 174.6p Amersber Cottage: Suffolk 179.2p Terrys Farm; 177p Clack Syke; 176.8p Palliard; 174p Town Head: Mule 176.4p Stoneriggs; 175.7p Asby Grange; 174.6p West View; 172.4p Red House Farm; 171.1p(2) Marriforth; 171p Winter Crag; 170.2p Castle Hill: Swaledale 155.8p, 153.6p Eller Gill Barn; 155.3p Doddick Farm; 150.8p Hill Farm:

Cast Ewes

Texel £132, £118 Fountain Head; £131.50 West Stoney Keld; £120 Dry Evers; £103.50 Rookby Scarth: Beltex £126, £122, £108 Buckles Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £80.50 Bleathgill; £79.50 Croft House Farm; £75.50 Ormathwaite Farm: Suffolk £80.50 School Cottage: Cheviot £77.50, £71.50 Sunny Gill Farm; £74.50, £71.50 Low House; £70 Rookby Scarth: Mule £71.50 Fountain Head; £69.50 Church Farm; £68.50(2) Low House: Rough £69.50 High Wood End; £60.50 Town Head; £55.50 Ellergill; £52.50 Sproat Ghyll: Swaledale £58.50 West Stoney Keld; £54.50 West End; £51.50 Cowshill Bridge View; £50.50 Bleathgill; £48.50 Revelin Farm; £47.50 Rathvale Farm; 347.50 Rookby Scarth: Scotch Blackface £53.50 Low House; £48.50 Roundthwaite Abbey: Kerry Hill £50.50 Thornship Farm: Herdwick £44.50 Spanham Farm:Shetland £32.50 Spanham Farm.

Cast Rams

Beltex £100 Buckles Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £97.50 Rutherford Farm: Texel £90 Green Farm (Atkinson); £90 Terrys Farm: Swaledale £68.50 Cross Keys; £66.50 West Stoney Keld; £64.50 Cowshill Bridge View: Rough £66.50 Low Deepslack.