Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

12th November 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when 5,618 sheep were forward consisting of 4,618 prime lambs and 1,125 cast sheep.

Topping the prime lambs at £165 was a 42kg Beltex cross lamb which was donated to Cancer Research UK by Messrs Elliott, Askrigg Hall, Penrith and was bought by Morgan Helliwell, Rochdale.

Next topping at £119.30 and 284p/kg were a pair of 42kg Beltex lambs from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Batty, Flimby Hall, Maryport sold 45kg Beltex cross lambs to make £116.80.

Susan Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside sold a 48kg Blue Texel cross lamb to make £116 which was bought by Dowding Butchers, Appleby.

Messrs Dinsdale, High Field, Morland sold a pen of 6 Beltex cross lambs weighting 43kg to make £115.30 (268.1p/kg). The consignment of 43 lambs from Highfield sold to average 43kg £103.78 (241.3p/kg)

Messrs Kemp, Keepwick Farm, Hexham also topped at £115.30 and 281.2p/kg for a pen of 3 41kg Beltex cross lambs. Another pen of 31 40kg lambs from this home sold to make £102.80 (255.8p/kg). The whole run of 251 Beltex cross lambs from Keepwick Farm sold to average 42kg £96.75 (230.3p/kg).

Page Farm Partnership, Ripon sold their consignment of 53 lambs to average 50kg £100.30 (200.6p/kg) with a pen of 7 46kg lambs from this home making £105.80 (230p/kg).

Messrs Maughan, Ash Garth, Great Asby sold their run of lambs to average 40.7kg £100.01 (245.7p/kg)

Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park, Dufton sold their consignment of lambs to average 44.5kg £100.13.

Trade for all classes, breeds and weights of well fleshed sheep was fantastic from start to finish with a record entry of 4,618 prime lambs selling to an overall average of 190.88p/kg (SQQ 195.01p/kg) with these averages including 1073 Mule and Swaledale lambs.

1020 Beltex cross lambs sold to average £94.03 and 224p/kg.

Good Mule lambs were particularly good to sell with the 836 Mule lambs forward averaging £80.87 and 175p/kg.

Topping the mule at 182.9p/kg were a pen of 33 45kg lambs which sold for £82.30 from Messrs Raine & Davidson, Thorney Gale, Stainmore.

Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth, Ripon sold another pen of 22 Mule lambs weighing 46kg to make £84 (182.6p/kg)

55 pens of lambs sold between £100-£165

53 pens of lambs sold between 230-392p/kg

Cast Sheep of all types were another stage dearer on the week once again.

Mule ewes topped at £74.50 for a pen from Messrs Reed, Lands Farm, West Gate.

Good pens of horned ewes were particularly dearer with a pen of Swaledale ewes topping at £59.50 from Messrs Birkbeck, High Stennerskeugh.

Messrs Akrigg, Manor House Farm, Skipton sold another pen of 10 Swaledale ewes to make £58.50 with another pen of 17 from this home selling for £57.

Leading Prices – Prime Lambs

Price per head –

Beltex £165, £100 Askrigg Hall; £119.30, £107.30, £104.80, £103.30 Upper Brydekirk; £116.80 Flimby Hall; £115.30, £104.80, £103.80 High Field; £115.30, £112.30, £109.30, £103.80, £102.30 Keepwick Farm; £112.80 Haithwaite; £108.80(2), £101 Hallbankgate Farm; £108.80(2), £105.80, £102.30, £102, £101.80, £101 Rookwith House; £108.30, £107.80, £106.80(2) Fawcett Park Farm; £107.80, £104.80, £100 Ash Garth; £107.80 Hundith House; £107.80, £100, £100 West View; £104.80 Bridge End Farm; £102.80, £101 Brackenslack(Seymour); £100.80 Town End Farm; £100 Brackenslack(Millman); £100 High Toft Hill Farm: Blue Texel £116 Terrys Farm; £105.30 Black Syke; £92.30 Starrah: Dutch Texel £110.80, £107.80, £100, £95.80 Askrigg Hall; £106 Terrys Farm; £97.80, £94.80, £93.30 Hundith House; £94.30 Trainriggs Farm; £92.80, £92.30 Langton Field: Texel £100 Short Thorns Farm; £100 Lands Farm; £98.80, £96.80 Terrys Farm; £98.30 Carpool; £96.80, £94.80 Holms of caaf Dalry; £96.80, £95.30, £93.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £96.80, £95.30, £93.30 Etherley House; £95.30, £92.80 Dona Close; £95.30 Langton Field; £95(2) Hollins View Farm; £94.80 Allerbeck Farm; £94.80, £92.30 Marriforth; £94.80 Rookwith House; £94 New Hall; £93.80 Brackenslack(Seymour); £93.30 Town End Farm; £93.30 Thorney Gale; £92.80 Stephens Farm; £92.30 High Stennerskeugh; £92.30 Newton Farm; £92.30 Town Foot: Charollais £96.30 Holms of caaf Dalry; £87.80, £87.30 Black Syke: Suffolk £95.30 Porthy Green; £93.30 Midtown Farm; £93 Town End Farm; £90.80 Newton Farm: Cheviot £87.30 West View; £84.80 Ghyll Bank; £82.30 Allerbeck Farm: Mule £84.80, £82.80 Kelmore Hill Farm; £84.80(3), £84.30, £84 Marriforth; £84.30 Villa Farm; £84.30 High Stennerskeugh; £83.80 Croft House Farm; £83.80 Newton Farm; £83.30 East Lowfields; £83.30, £83.30 West View; £83.30 Starrah; £83.30 Burton Hill; £83.30 Intake Bottom; £82.80 The Croft; £82.30 Fell View Farm; £82.30 Thorney Gale; £82.30 Eastfield Farm; £82.30 Castle Hill: Hampshire £83.80 Porthy Green; £83.30 Steelcroft: Scotch Blackface £83.80 Middle Bank End; £75.30 Allerbeck Farm; £74.80 Newton Farm: Kerry Hill £81.30 Thornship Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £79.80 Kirkland Fold: Rough £78.30 Ghyll Bank; £63.80 The Gables: Swaledale £70.80 Pinfold House; £64.80, £63.30 Greenhills Farm; £64.80 Mount Pleasant Farm; £62.80 Bowes Close Farm; £61.80 St Johns Kirk; £61.30 The Gables; £60.30 Stoneriggs: Jacob £69.80, £67.30 Auchentoul: Goat £58.80 Holms of caaf Dalry.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 392.9p, 243.9p, 243.5p Askrigg Hall; 284p, 255.5p, 240.2p, 238.2p Upper Brydekirk; 281.2p, 273.3p, 255.8p, 249.6p, 238.5p, 237.6p, 233.3p Keepwick Farm; 268.1p, 243.7p, 241.p High Field ; 259.6p Flimby Hall; 256.7p Hundith House; 254.3p, 251.9p, 235.4p, 234p, 232.2p Fawcett Park Farm; 252.5p, 241.8p, 234.6p Brackenslack(Seymour); 252.2p, 250.7p, 235.90 Haithwaite; 252.2p Stoneriggs; 250p, 243.3p Ash Garth; 247.3p, 234.9p, 231.5p Hallbankgate Farm; 243.7p Bridge End Farm; 239.6p West View; 238.3p West Lea; 238.1p, 233.7p Brackenslack(Millman); 237.6p Town Foot; 236.4p Town End Farm; 232.8p Home Farm; 231.5p Staingills; 230.5p Fair View; 230p Short Thorns Farm; 230p Rookwith House: Blue Texel 244.9p Black Syke; 241.7p Terrys Farm; 225.1p Starrah: Texel 242p Terrys Farm; 232.4p Dona Close; 229.5p Windygate; 228.6p Carpool; 214.7p Marriforth; 212.6p Park House Farm; 211.7p Holms of caaf Dalry; 210.5p Stoneriggs; 210.4p Hallbankgate; 210p Fox Grove Farm: Dutch Texel 224.5p Trainriggs Farm; 210.8p Steeley Farm; 208.3p Askrigg Hall: Goat 210p Holms of caaf Dalry: Charollais 204.9p Holms of caaf Dalry; 195.1p, 192.6p Black Syke: Cheviot 192.9p, 185.9p Allerbeck Farm; 188.8p Herdship; 180.4p Ghyll Bank; 180.2p Thornship Farm: Scotch Blackface 191.8p, 181.8p Newton Farm; 179.3p Middle Bank End Farm; 175.8p Castle Hill: Suffolk 185.9p Townfoot Farm; 185p Newton Farm; 183.3p Porthy Green; 181.7p Allerbeck Farm; 180.9p Wilson House: Mule 182.9p Thorney Gale ; 182.6p, 181.8p(2), 180.4p Marriforth; 181.8p West End Farm; 181.7p Howgill Grange; 180p Kelmore Hill Farm: Hampshire 171p Porthy Green: Jacob 168.3p Auchentoul: Swaledale 167.5p Stoneriggs; 162.6p St Johns Kirk; 162p Mount Pleasant Farm; 157.6p Grassgill Lodge; 157.3p Pinfold House: Rough 159.5p Ghyll Bank.

Cast Ewes

Texel £120 Kelmore Hill Farm; £120 Townfoot; £119.50, £104.50, £102(3), £100 Newton Farm; £111.50(2) Short Thorns Farm; £110, £109.50 Outgang Farm; £105.50, £100 Holms of caaf Dalry: Charollais £100 Orchard Farm: Rouge £100 Middle Bank End Farm: Suffolk £91.50 Staingills; £87.50 Plumtree House; £82 Holms of caaf Dalry: Bluefaced Leicester £81.50 Marriforth; £80.50 Park House Farm: Cheviot £80, £68.50 Newton Farm; £63.50 Coupland Beck Farm: Mule £74.50 Lands Farm; £70.50 Toby Hill Farm; £70 Fox Grove Farm: Jacob £63.50 Auchentoul: Rough £61.50, £59.50 Waterhouses; £53.50 Outgang Farm; £53 Ghyll Bank: Swaledale £59.50 High Stennerskeugh; £58.50, £57, £51.50 Manor House Farm; £58 Greenhills Farm; £57.50 Waterhouses; £55.50, £51.50 Marriforth; £55.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £53.50 Eastfield Farm; £53.50, £50.50 Lands Farm; £50.50 The Park Wall; £50 Asby Hall: Scotch Blackface £55.50 Newton Farm.

Cast Rams

Texel £90 Whygill Head: Swaledale £63.50 Mount Pleasant Farm.


Store Lambs

Texel £55.50, £55, £50 Woodhouse: Swaledale £55, £36 Mount Pleasant Farm: Kerry Hill £48 Riverdale: