Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

28th January 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 3,217 sheep were forward consisting of 2,304 prime hoggs and 913 cast sheep.

The sale topped £133 for a 49kg Beltex cross hogg from Messrs Jackson, Little Beck, Kings Meaburn which was bought by Dowdings Butchers, Appleby. Also topping at £133 was a 68kg Charollais cross hogg from Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm, Newfield which was bought by Worsley Wholesale Butchers.

Topping at 333.3p/kg was a pen of 39kg Beltex cross hoggs which sold for £130 from Messrs Dinsdale, High Field, Morland and were bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Dent, The Bungalow, Bishop Auckland sold a pen of three 39kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £128.30 (329p/kg)

Messrs Dents consignment of hoggs sold to average 39.8kg £119.50 (300.2p/kg).

The annual show for pens of 10 Horned hoggs was held which was capable judged by Thomas Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby who awarded the overall champion to a pen of Swaledale hoggs from Messrs Clarke, Howgill Castle which weighed 47kg and sold for £95 to A Slack. The show was kindly sponsored by the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association.

The second prize pen and Overall Reserve Champion were another pen of 10 Swaledale hoggs also from Howgill Castle which weighed 43kg and sold for £90 (209.3p/kg) to Scotbeef.

Messrs Jackson, Little Beck sold their run of hoggs to average 40.5kg £115.53 (285.3p/kg)

Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm, Helton sold their run of 40 40kg hoggs to average £112.90 (282.2p/kg)

Messrs Dinsdale, High Field sold their consignment of 60 hoggs to average 43kg £116.19 (270.2p/kg)

Beck Hill Farm, Richmond sold a run of 100 Suffolk, Texel & Mule hoggs to average 53kg £113.41.

A pen of 16 Texel cross Mule hoggs weighing 53kg sold to make £114.80 (216.6p/kg) from this home, with another pen of 11 58kg Texel cross hoggs selling for £120.50.

Mule hoggs topped at £115.80 for a pen of 10 56kg from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm, which were bought by Worsley Wholesale Butchers.

Mules also topped at 221.6p/kg for a pen of 20 43kg which sold for £95.30 from Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth and were bought by Scotbeef.

Messrs Procter, Villa Farm sold another pen of 28 Mule hoggs weighing 44kg to make £96.80 (220p/kg)

Blackfaced hoggs sold to 219.8p/kg for a pen of 11 42kg which sold for £92.30 from Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill and were bought by Scotbeef.

Swaledale hoggs also topped at 211p/kg for a pen of 20 39kg which make £82.30 from Weardale Estates, Alston.

A flying trade for all classes and weights of hoggs was witnessed with an overall sale average of 226.4p/kg and an SQQ average of 230.9p/kg being achieved. Numbers were way short of buyers requirements and many more could easily have been sold to great advantage.

Cast sheep topped at £175.50 for a pair of Texel cross ewes from Messrs Brass, Bridge End, Soulby which were bought by Janan Meats.

Mule ewes topped at £125.50 for a ewe from Messrs Collingwood, Stewart Shield Meadows, Stanhope.

Swaledale ewes topped at £77.50 for a pen from Messrs Taylor, Gilts.

Blackfaced ewes topped at £78.50 for a pen of 20 from Downie Farming Company, Aberdeenshire.

Leading Prices – Prime Hoggs

Price per head –

Beltex £133, £120.80, £114.80, £113.80 Little Beck; £130, £128.80, £127.50, £118.80, £116.80(2), £115.80 High Field; £129, £123, £117.80 Millriggs Farm; £128.30, £121.30, £120 The Bungalow; £126, £124, £119.30, £113.30, £111.30, £110.30 Marriforth; £120, £110.80 Starrah; £120, £118.80, £116.80, £115.30, £114, £113.80, £111.80 Outgang Farm; £118.30, £116.80, £113.80 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £118.80 Carkin Moor Farm; £114.80 Friars Garth; £114.80, £113, £110.30 Town End Farm; £114 Easegill Head: Charollais £133, £123.80, £102.80 Whins Farm; £110 Millriggs Farm; £102.30 Villa Farm: Suffolk £128 Whins Farm; £121.80, £121.30, £110.80 Greenbury Grange; £120 Carkin Moor Farm; £112.80 Holms of caaf Dalry: Texel £125.80 Stoneriggs; £124.80, £120.50, £118.80, £115.80, £114.80, £109.30, £106.80 Greenbury Grange; £122, £118.80, £111.30, £110.80 Kelmore Hill Farm; £118.80, £110, £107.30 Millriggs Farm; £118.80 Whygill Head; £118.80 Barnskew; £115, £110, £105.80 Carkin Moor Farm; £112.80 Little Beck; £112.30, £105.80 Friars Garth; £110 Holms of caaf Dalry; £109.80, £108.30 Newton Farm; £109.30 Calva Farm; £108.80 Langton Field; £108.30 Briggle Farm; £107.80 Ashgill Farm; £106.30 Etherley House; £105.30 Green Farm; £105 Town End Farm: Cheviot £121.80 Greenbury Grange; £101.80 East Rackwood Hill Farm; £97.80 Newton Farm: Dutch Texel £117.80 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £109.80, £105.80(2) Carkin Moor Farm; £107.30 Millriggs Farm: Mule £115.80, £98.30 Kelmore Hill Farm; £112.80, £107.80, £98.30 Greenbury Grange; £105.80 High Toft Farm; £103.80 Burton Hill; £99.80 Castle Hill; £99.30 Kilnstown; £98.80 Howgill Farm; £98.30 Marriforth; £98.30 Easegill Head: Blue Texel £106.80 Starrah; £99.80 Newton Farm: Masham £103.80 Sykeside: Halfbred £102.80 Friars Garth: Lonk £101 Marshes Gill: Scotch Blackface £97.80, £92.30 Castle Hill; £89.80 Newton Farm: Swaledale £95, £90 Howgill Castle; £93.80 Bents Farm; £88.80 Blades Field Farm; £84.80 East Rackwood Hill Farm; £84.80 Croft House Farm: Rough £88.30 Crooksbeck:

Price per kilo –

Beltex 333.3p, 314.1p, 304.3p High Field; 329p, 300p, 282.1p The Bungalow; 314.7p, 305.9p, 298.1p, 285.4p Marriforth; 313.9p, 310.3p, 281.8p Town End Farm; 307.7p, 291.6p Starrah; 304.6p Carkin Moor Farm; 302.1p, 299.5p Little Beck; 295.6p, 292.3p, 289.8p, 286.7p Outgang Farm; 280.4p Millriggs Farm; 280p Friars Garth: Blue Texel 281.1p Starrah; 232.1p Newton Farm: Texel 277.7p, 249.5p Newton Farm; 273.3p Greenbury Grange; 270p, 244.6p Whygill Head; 266.1p Rigg Farm; 257.8p, 246.8p, 240.5p Town End Farm; 255.8p Carkin Moor Farm; 249.4p Randlegate; 244.4p Millriggs Farm; 243.9p Starrah; 241.6p Keld Farm; 240.5p School Cottage; 240p Little Beck: Dutch Texel 255.3p Carkin Moor Farm; 243.9p, 243.3p Millriggs Farm; 240.4p Goodlie Hill Cottage: Charollais 235.4p Randlegate; 228.8p, 226.8p Black Syke; 225.1p School Cottage; 224.5p Millriggs Farm; 222.4p Villa Farm: Cheviot 234.2p(2) Helbeck Grange; 227.7p, 221.3p East Rackwood Hill Farm; 227.1p Newton Farm; 225.1p Bents Farm: Halfbred 233.6p Friar Garth; 224.4p Black Syke: Suffolk 222.3p Randlegate; 222.2p Carkin Moor Farm; 220.7p Greenbury Grange; 215.6p Town End Farm: Mule 221.6p, 216.2p Marriforth; 220p Villa Farm; 218.4p Kelmore Hill Farm; 218.3p, 216.6p Asby Grange; 217.7p Bents Farm; 217p Castle Hill; 216p Ashgill Farm; 215p Ellergill: Scotch Blackface 219.8p, 203.8p(2) Castle Hill; 208.8p, 202.1p Newton Farm: Kerry Hill 216.1p Searchlight Farm: Swaledale 211p Ashgill Farm; 209.3p Howgill Castle; 207p Musgrave House; 206.8p Croft House Farm; 206.6p Well House; 206.1p The Gables: Masham 207.6p Sykeside: Herdwick 202.4p The Gables: Rough 199.4p, 187.9p Crooksbeck:

Cast Ewes

Texel £175.50, £165.50, £147.50, £131.50 Bridge End Farm; £172.50 Stoneriggs; £168.50, £155.50, £150, £118.50 Ash Dub; £150.50, £130, £129.50 Row End Farm; £150, £127.50, £119.50, £115.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £140, £115.50 Moyadam Park; £135, £130, £125, £115.50 Newton Farm; £134.50 Searchlight Farm; £126.50, £117.50 The Howes; £116.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage: Suffolk £131.50, £127.50, £115.50(2), £113.50, £111.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £128.50 Stoneriggs; £116.50 Moyadam Park; £112.50 Lankaber: Mule £125.50 Stewart Shield Meadows; £100 Town End Farm; £98.50 Villa Farm; £98.50 the Howe; £98.50 Row End Farm; £94.50 Duckintree Farm; £93.50 Lankaber; £93.50 Searchlight Farm: Beltex £124.50 Castle Hill; £120 Little Beck; £120 High Field; £116.50 Gracies Farm; £116.50 Holms of caaf Dalry: Charollais £114.50 Moyadam Park; £114.50 Holms of caaf Dalry: Bluefaced Leicester £110.50 Thorney Gale; £98.50 Starrah; £94.50 Glen Whelt; £92.50 West Hindon Farm: Lleyn £105.50, £90 Helm Farm; £98.50 Woodfoot: Masham £93.50 Sykeside: Cheviot £85.50 Wilson House; £85.50 Sunny Gill Farm: Zwartble £81.50 Orchard Farm: Rough £81.50 Crooksbeck; £73.50 High Wardes; £72.50 The Gables: Scotch Blackface £78.50 Newton Farm: Swaledale £77.50 Gilts; £75.50 Kilnstown Farm; £75 Sandwath Farm; £74.50 Stonriggs ; £71.50 Intake Farm; £71.50 Lands Farm; £70.50 Thorney Gale; £70.50 Lanehead Farm: Herdwick £61.50 The Cottages.

Cast Rams

Bluefaced Leicester £157.50 Sandwath Farm; £127.50 Rathvale Farm: Cheviot £128 Newton Farm; £119.50 Moyadam Park; £105 Sunny Gill Farm; £102.50 Rathvale Farm: Suffolk £124.50 Stewath Shield Meadows; £123.50 Newton Farm; £116.50 Rathvale Farm: Texel £122.50 Helbeck Farm; £119.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £110.50 Moyadam Park: Charollais £110 Holms of caaf Dalry: Lonk £109.50 Marshes Gill: Lleyn £107.50 Helm Farm: Swaledale £98.50, £81.50 Kilnstown; £88.50 Shieldhill Top; £80.50 Rathvale Farm: Teeswater £98.50 Crooksbeck.