Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

11th February 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 3,726 sheep were forward consisting of 2,881 prime hoggs and 845 cast sheep.

Topping the prime hoggs at £140 was a Texel cross hogg from Messrs Allinson, West Briscoe, Barnard Castle which was bought by A. Atkinson.

Topping at 356.4p/kg were 39kg Beltex cross hoggs which sold for £139 from Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth, Ripon and were bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Fairburn sold a pen of three 37kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £125 (337.8p/kg) and another pair of 35kg hoggs at £118 (337.1p/kg)

Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm sold 37kg Beltex cross hoggs to £123 (332.4p/kg) with Megan Kendal selling 41kg hoggs to £134 (326.8p/kg).

The whole consignment of 32 hoggs from Outgang Farm sold to average 39kg £115.90 (297.2p/kg)

Heavy hoggs were a strong trade with G Slack, Stoneriggs selling 53kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £138 (260.4p/kg)

Messrs Allinson, West Briscoe, Barnard Castle sold 54kg hoggs to make £135.30 (250.6p/kg) selling to M Helliwell, Rochdale.

Messrs Turnbull, Boghall, St Andrews sold a pen of 16 59kg Suffolk cross hoggs to make £130 selling to Worsley Wholesale Butchers. Another pen of 40 Suffolk cross hoggs from this home weighing 54kg sold to make £125.80 which were bought by Jewitt Meat, Spennymoor.

A pen of 49kg hoggs from Ayrshire made £124.80 (254.7p/kg) selling to Pak Mecca Meats. The run of 64 Charollais cross hoggs from this home weighing 50kg sold to average £120.27 (240.5p/kg)

Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm, Bishop Auckland sold 80 Charollais cross hoggs to average 54kg £124.37.

Mule hoggs were good to sell with a pen of 14 topping at £118.80 from Messrs Sibson, Hole House, Keswick.

Messrs Lodge West Side House, Settle sold a pen of 25 52kg Mule hoggs to make £114.80.

Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth sold a pen of 27 44kg Mule hoggs to make £108.80 (247.3p/kg)

Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby sold another pen of 44kg Mule hoggs to make £107.80 (245p/kg)

Messrs Raine & Davidson, Thorney Gale sold a pen of 18 42kg Mule hoggs to male £101.30 (241.2p/kg)

Good meated horned hoggs were also good to sell with a pen of 30 43kg Swaledale hoggs selling for £98.30 (228.6p/kg) from Messrs Heron, Eastfield Farm, Warcop.

Cast sheep topped at £170 for a pen of 10 Texel cross ewes from Ayrshire.

Another pen of 9 Texel cross ewes from this home sold for £166.50, Suffolk ewes from this home sold to £145.50 with the whole consignment of 316 meaty Suffolk and Continental cross ewes from this home sold to £145.50.

Mule ewes topped at £114.50 for a pen from Messrs Lyle, Staingills, Culgaith.

Swaledale ewes topped at £80 from Messrs Slack, Stoneriggs.

A whopping overall cast ewes sale average of £100.59 for 845 sheep was achieved.

Leading Prices – Prime Hoggs

Price per head –

Texel £140 West Briscoe; £129.30, £126.30, £125(2), £117.80 Holms of caaf Dalry; £128.80, £125, £124.30, £122.80(2), £118.80, £116.80(2) Newton Farm; £128.80, £128.30 Gillses Farm; £128.80, £125.30 Yore House; £123.80, £118.80, £117.30, £116 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £122.80, £115 Marriforth; £121.80, £115.80 Wharton Hall; £120.30 Sunrise House Farm; £120(2) Friars Garth; £115.80 Burnton Hill: Beltex £139, £136, £128, £125, £118, £117.30, £115.80 Marriforth; £138, £126.80 Stoneriggs; £135.30 West Briscoe; £134, £130, £124, £123, £120.80, £118.80 Outgang Farm; £126, £121.50, £115.30 Town End Farm; £124.80 Holms of caaf Dalry; £122.30 Windygate; £122.30 Buckles Farm; £120.80 Castle Hill; £120.30 Woodfoot; £120 Paradise Farm: Halfbred £130 Boghall: Suffolk £130, £125.80, £124.80, £117.80, £117.30(2), £116.80 Boghall; £120.80 Hole House; £120 Holms of caaf Dalry; £119 Hall Bank; £117.30 Wharton Hall: Charollais £127.80, £125.80, £124.30(2), £123.80, £122.30, £121.80, £121.30, £120.30 Whins Farm: Mule £118.80, £113.30 Hole House; £117 Villa Farm; £114.80 West Side House; £114.80 Sunrise House Farm; £113.80 Starrah: Bluefaced Leicester £118.80 Gillses Farm; £118.80 Eastfield Farm, £115, £110 Marriforth: Bleu du Maine £117.80 High Meadow Farm: Cheviot £114 Ellergill; £112.80 Holms of caaf Dalry; £109.30 East Rackwood Hill (Coatsworth); £108.80, £106.30 Boghall; £101.80 Crossfell House: Dutch Texel £113.80 Friars Garth:

Swaledale £100.30 Billing Shield Farm; £98.30 Eastfield Farm; £97.80 Yore House; £89.30 Musgrave House; £89.30 Thorney Gale; £87.80 Haber: Zwartble £100 West Side House: Scotch Blackface £99.80 Castle Hill: Jacob £91.80 Orchard Farm: Rough £90 Crooksbeck.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 356.4p, 337.8, 332.1p, 313p, 293.3p, 284.4p, 282.3p Marriforth; 332.4p, 326.8p, 310p, 304.6p, 296.8p, 291.8p, 287.6p, 282.6p Outgang Farm; 319.7p, 280.6p Town End Farm; 317.9p Castle Hill; 315.8p Paradise Farm; 308.5p, 290.5p Woodfoot; 291.2p, 287.9p Buckles Farm; 288.2p Stoneriggs; 287.6p Crossfell House; 287.3p, 284.4p Windygate; 287p Castle Hill: Texel 273.3p Breaks Hall; 269.5p, 258.9p, 255.3p, 251.8 Friars Garth; 266.2p Hawkrigg Farm; 261.3p, 258.3p Newton Farm; 259.8p Holms of caaf Dalry; 253.4p Southwaite Farm; 252.9p Stoneriggs; 252.1p Haughton Farm; 250.6p Holms of caaf Dalry; 250p Marriforth: Dutch Texel 264.7p Friars Garth: Suffolk 250.7p Town End Farm; 247.2p, 241.8p Villa Farm; 245.1p, 244.4p Boghall; 241.6p High Toft Hill Farm: Cheviot 247.3p, 247.2p, 242.2p Boghall; 242.7p Newton Farm; 241.1p Ghyll Bank: Mule 247.3p Marriforth; 245p Castle Hill; 241.2p Thorney Gale; 235.9p Asby Grange; 235.9p High Toft Hill Farm; 232.6p Boghall; 231.4p Villa Farm; 231.2p Town End Farm: Charollais 243.6p, 239p (2) Whins Farm; 236.2p East Mellwaters Farm; 234.5p Preston Manor: Blue Texel 243.1p Breaks Hall: Ryelands 228.6p Newton Farm: Swaledale 228.6p Eastfield Farm; 223.3p Musgrave House; 213.2p Croft House Farm; 212.6p Thorney Gale; 212.5p Southwaite Farm: Scotch Blackface 221.8p Castle Hill, 217.9p Roromore Farm: Jacob 213.5p Orchard Farm: Rough 206.2p Ghyll Bank.

Cast Ewes

Texel £170, £166.50, £154, £135(2), £130.50, £125, £124.50, £121.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £150, £133.50, £123.50, £121.50(2) Moyadam Park; £140, £120 Yore House; £134 Grassgill Lodge; £130.50, £121(2), £120 Staingills: Suffolk £145.50, £138.50, £126.50, £123.50, £118.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £127.50, £121.50 Moyadam Park; £124.50 Staingills; £113.50 Boghall; £112.50 Crossfell House; £110.50 Whins Farm; £110 New Hummerbank Farm: Charollais £135.50, £134.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £112.50 Whins Farm; £110.50 Staingills: Beltex £127.5 Holms of caaf Dalry; £125.50 Townfoot: Bluefaced Leicester £123.50 Lockholme Hall; £121.50 Yore House; £120.50, £110.50 Asby Grange; £113.50 Eastfield Farm: Cheviot £114.50 Holms of caaf Dalry; £98.50 Moyadam Park; £90 Newton Farm: Mule £114.50, £105.50 Staingills; £102.50 Yore House; £100.50 Ellergill: Rough £93.50 Lockholme Hall; £79.50 Ghyll Bank: Swaledale £80 Stoneriggs; £77.50 Whitewall Farm; £70.50 Gaythorne Hall; £68.50, £65.50 Yore House; £67.50 Eastfield Farm: Scotch Blackface £79.50 Newton Farm: Goat £75.50 Grassgill Lodge.

Cast Rams

Bluefaced Leicester £128.50 Breaks Hall; £127.50 Gillses Farm; £117.50 Lanehead Farm: Cheviot £128.50 Holm of caaf Dalry: Texel £118.50 Porthy Green; £105.50 Holms of caaf Dalry: Swaledale £97.50 Eastfield Farm; £91.50 Stanhope Gate Farm; £86.50 Blades Field Farm: Beltex £86.50 Buckles Farm: Herdwick £85.50(2) Hall Bank.