Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

14th January 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 4,059 sheep were forward consisting of 2,806 prime hoggs and 1,253 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £132 were a pair of 51 Kg Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth, Ripon which were bought by Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Topping at 314.5p/kg were a pen of 10 40kg Beltex cross hoggs which sold for £125.80 from Messrs Hunter Upper Brydekirk, Annan and were bought by Vivers Scotlamb. Another pen of four 42kg hoggs from this home sold to make £130 (309.5p/kg) and were bought by West Scottish Lamb, and a pen of six 41kg sold for £123.80 (302p/kg)

The run of 30 Beltex cross hoggs from Upper Brydekirk sold to average 42kg £122.17 (290.9p/kg).

Messrs Dinsdale, High Field, Morland sold their consignment of Beltex cross hoggs to top at £130 for 47kg hoggs which were bought by M Helliwell, Rochdale. Another pen of five 44kg hoggs from this run sold for £127.80 to West Scottish Lamb and a pen of 12 45kg hoggs sold for £122.80 to Yorkshire Halal Meats. The whole run of 66 Beltex cross hoggs from High Field sold to average 44.3kg £120.31 (271.6p/kg)

Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth, Ripon sold their run of 114 hoggs to average 43kg £108.82 (253p/kg) with a pen of 21 44kg Texel cross Mule hoggs selling for £103.30 (234.8p/kg).

Messrs Bell, Hallbankgate Farm, Brampton sold their 23 hoggs to average 48kg £115.74.

Mule hoggs topped at £118.80 for a pen from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm, Workington, selling to M Mather, Chorley.

Messrs Wharton, Keisley Farm sold another pen of 60kg Mules to make £111 to Worsley Wholesale Butchers.

Messrs Wallace, Lanehead Farm, Barnard Castle sold a pen of 23 53kg Mules to make £106.80 selling to M Bowe.

Another pen of 14 51kg Mule hoggs sold for £102.80 from Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth which were bought by M Bowe.

Mule lambs topped at 214.3p/kg for a pen of 16 44kg hoggs which sold for £94.30 from Messrs Procter, Villa Farm, Great Musgrave.

Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth sold a pen of 22 Mule hoggs to weigh 46kg and make £96.30 (209.3p/kg).

Swaledale hoggs sold to 208.2p/kg for a pen of 63 34kg hoggs which made £70.80 from Weardale Estates, Alston and were bought by West Scottish Lamb.

A stronger trade for all classes of prime hoggs was witnessed once again here at Kirkby Stephen with an overall sale average of 214.12p/kg and an SQQ average of 217.19p/kg being achieved this including over 1000 horned and Mule hoggs with 16 active buyers around the ring!

66 pens and over 300 hoggs sold between £110 and £132.

50 pens and over 260 hoggs sold between 250-314p/kg

Cast sheep were also dearer once again with this section topping at £185 for Texel cross ewes from Ayrshire, which were bought by Pak Mecca Meats.

Messrs Dodd, West View, Temple Sowerby sold a pen of six Texel cross ewes to make £170.50 which were bought by Janan Meats.

Suffolk cross ewes sold to £130.50 for a pen of 17 also from Ayrshire and were bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats. Mule ewes sold to £106.50 for a pair from Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm, Bishop Auckland. Swaledale ewes topped at £80 for a pair from Messrs Bell, The Park Wall, Nateby with another pen of 11 Swaledale ewes making £78.50 from Kilnstown Farms.

182 Suffolk cross ewes sold to average £115.43

415 Texel cross ewes sold to average £104.72

All classes of cast sheep were a flying trade with 12 active buyers around the ringside and an overall sale average of £91.10 for 1253 ewes being achieved with over a quarter of the sale being horned ewes.

Leading Prices – Prime Hoggs

Price per head –

Beltex £132, £117.30, £116.80(2), £114.80, £114.30, £113.80, £113.30, £111.80(2) Marriforth; £130, £125.80(2), £123.80, £116, £114.80 Upper Brydekirk; £130, £127.80, £124.80, £122.80, £121.80, £121.30, £113.80 High Field; £126.80 The Gables; £124 Kelmore Hill Farm; £122.80 Easegill Head; £120.80, £118.80, £116.80, £115.80, £112 Hallbankgate Farm; £120, £109.80 Windygate; £119.30, £108 Town End Farm; £118.80, £113.80 Lansmere; £118.30, £116.80(2) Brackenslack (Millman); £114, £108.30 Stubsgill Farm; £111.80 Brackenslack (Seymour); £109.30 Castle Hill: Texel £124, £115.30, £115 Lansmere; £122, £120, £118.80, £118, £112.80, £106.80, £106.30, £105, £103.80, £102.30, £100.80, £100 Guise; £120 Friars Garth; £118 The Gables; £116.80, £102.80 Stubsgill Farm; £111.80 Town End Farm; £110.80 Ashgill Farm; £110, £103.80, £103.30 Marriforth; £110 West End Farm; £109.80, £106.80 Newton Farm; £109.30, £104.30 Stoneriggs; £108.30, £106.80 Holms of caaf Dalry; £107.80 Fountain Head; £106.80 Dirt Pit Farm; £106.80 Lansmere; £103.80 East Rackwood Hill Farm; £103.80 Blades Field Farm; £102 Sideway Bank; £100.80 Langton Field; £100.80 Fox Grove Farm: Blue Texel £120, £104.80 Guise; £107.80 Villa Farm: Dutch Texel £120, £116, £109.80, £108.80(2), £108.30, £104.30 Friars Garth; £107.80 Amersber Cottage; £103.30 Stoneriggs; £102.80 Brackenslack: Mule £118.80, £95.30 Kelmore Hill Farm; £111, £95 Keisley Farm; £106.80 Lanehead Farm; £105, £102.80, £96.30, £95.80(2) Marriforth; £102 West End Farm; £98.30 Easegil Head; £96.30 Kilnstown; £95.80 Blades Field Farm: Halfbred £116.80 Holms of caaf Dalry; £101.30 Guise: Suffolk £112.80 Old Mill Flatt; £104.80, £96.80 Newton Farm; £98.80 Black Syke; £97.80, £95.80 Villa Farm; £95.80 Waterside: Charollais £112.30 Holms of caaf Dalry; £110, £99.80, £94.80 Black Syke; £101.80 Guise: Cheviot £103.30, £95.30 East Rackwood Hill Farm; £100.80 Guise; £95.80, £91.30 Thornship Farm; £91.80 Waterside: Bluefaced Leicester £102.80 Claylands Farm: Teeswater £100 The Oaks: Zwartble £98.80 Guise: Rough £90 Manor Court; £80 The Gables: Swaledale £88.80 Lanehead Farm; £84.80, £84, £81.30 Dirt Pit Farm; £83.30(2) Eastfield Farm; £82.80 High Stennerskeugh; £81.50 Croft House Farm; £81.30 Thorney Gale: Kerry Hill £87.80 Thornship Farm: Herdwick £80 Thorney Gale.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 314.5p, 309.5p, 302p, 279.6p, 260.9p 254.3p Upper Brydekirk; 307p Easegill Head; 294.9p The Gables; 291p, 256.4p Town End Farm; 290.5p, 283.6p, 276.8p, 276.6p, 275.7p, 272.9p, 258.6p High Field; 288.6p, 280.3p, 277.8p Castle Hill; 286.7p, 279.3p, 273.3p, 265.8p, 264.7p, 260p, 258.8p, 253.9p Marriforth; 286.7p, 283.2p Brackenslack (Seymour); 285p, 270.8p Stubsgill Farm; 281.7p, 268.9p Brackenslack (Millman); 267.8p, 266.7p Windygate; 264p Lansmere; 259.6p, 252.8p, 251.7p Hallbankgate Farm; 251.9p Langton Field: Texel 267p, 236.1p, 235.3p Lansmere; 244.4p, 236.1p, 234.8p Marriforth; 244p Newton Farm; 242.7p, 235.9p, 234.4p, 232.5p Guise; 237.3p Holms of caaf Dalry; 233.7p, 233.6p Stubsgill Farm; 233.3p Waterside; 232.9p, 230.5p, 230p Town End Farm; 232.1p Fox Grove Farm; 232.1p Black Syke; 231.8p Stoneriggs; 231.4p Hundith House; 230.5p Breaks Hall: Dutch Texel 264.1p, 244p Friars Garth; 246.6p, 239.6p Amersber Cottage; 244.80 Brackenslack; 234.9p Breaks Hall; 234.8p, 232.4p Stoneriggs: Blue Texel 250.70p Villa Farm; 232.90p Guises: Charollais 243.1p Black Syke; 232p Sykeside; 216.6p Guise: Cheviot 223.9p Waterside; 223.2p, 216.6p East Rackwood Hill Farm; 222.8p, 222.7p Thornship Farm; 219.7p Amersber Cottage; 219.1p Guise; 218.7p Newton Farm; 218.3p Hundith House: Suffolk 219.5p old Mill Flatt; 217.7p Waterside; 217.7p, 217.3p Villa Farm; 212.3p Prospect Farm; 210.2p Black Syke: Mule 214.3p Villa Farm; 210.7p High Stennerskeugh; 210.7p Castle Hill; 209.8p Claylands Farm; 209.3p Marriforth; 207.3p West End Farm; 207.2p Kelmore Hill Farm; 206.2p Stoneriggs; 205.3p Ellergill; 205.2p Ashgill Farm; 204.9p Kilnstown: Scotch Blackface 213.3p Castle Hill; 208.5p Newton Farm: Swaledale 208.2p, 194.1p Ashgill Farm; 202.3p East Rackwood Hill Farm; 195.9p, 190p Allotment Farm; 192.3p Claylands Farm; 191.1p Buddle House; 191.1p Studfold Farm; 190.3p Well House; 190p West End Farm: Herdwick 190.5p, 187.5p Thorney Gale.

Cast Ewes

Texel £185, £180, £149.50, £130.50, £124.50, £123.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £171.50 Bowes Cross Farm; £170.50(2) West View; £170, £154.50 North Ghyll Bank; £169.50, £168.50 Greta View; £159.50 Fountain Head; £157.50 Whins Farm; £154.50, £137.50, £126.50, £123.50 Moyadam Park; £148.50 Earnwell; £140.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £139.50 Ascot House; £138.50 Little Close; £136.50, £125.50 Waterside; £135.50 Trainriggs Farm; £130.50 Far Shields; £128.50 Park House Farm; £120.50 Buddle House: Beltex £174.50 West View; £145 Decklyn; £130 Castle Hill: Charollais £173.50, £134.50 Orchard Farm; £166.50 Guise; £132.50, £123.50 Holms of caaf Dalry: Bluefaced Leicester £134.50 Low Bank House; £109.50 Westwick Farm: Suffolk £130.50, £129.50, £122.50, £119.50, £118.50(2) Holms of caaf Dalry; £130, £117.50 Waterside; £128.50 Highfield Farm; £128.50, £124.50 Guise; £119.50 Moyadam Park; £114.50 Whins Farm: Cheviot £113.50 Waterside; £103.50 Moyadam Park; £97.50 Westwick Farm; £90 Fountain Head: Mule £106.50, £95.50 Whins Farm; £95.50(2) The Park Wall; £94.50 Guise;  £90.50 Greta Farm; £90.50 Westwick Farm; £90.50 West View: Zwartble £102.50 Castle Hill: Dorset £84.50 Guise: Rough £84.50 Riverside Cottage: Goat £80.50 Riverside Cottage: Swaledale £80 The Park Wall; £78.50, £71.50 Kilnstown; £77.50, 371.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £76.50 Highfield Farm; £75.50 Low Bank House; £73.50 Hundith House; £72.50 Lanehead Farm; £72.50 Haber; £70.50 Asby Grange: Scotch Blackface £78.50 Newton Farm; £63.50 Riverside Cottage: Herdwick £61.50 Guise: Shetland £36.50 Boynessmill House.

Cast Rams

Bluefaced Leicester £168.50 Kilnstown Farm; £130.50  West Side House; £126.50 Ashgill Farm; £120.50 Westwick Farm: Cheviot £140.50 Newton Farm: Hampshire £138.50 Moyadam Park: Texel £127.50 The Park Wall; £122.50, £118.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £122 Birch Bush; £118.50, £110.50 Kinknockie; £114.50 Moyadam Park; £112.50 Lansmere: Suffolk £118.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £106.50 Newton Farm: Charollais £114 Orchard Farm: Beltex £110.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £110.50 Kinknockie; £106.50 Moyadam Park: Wensleydale £96.50 Moyadam Park: Rough £94.50, £84.50(2) Wath Farm: Scotch Blackface £87.50 Newton Farm: Swaledale £85.50 Oak House; £85.50, £81.50 Hole House; £83.50 Buddle House.