Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

17th March 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 5,803 sheep were forward consisting of 4,150 prime hoggs and 1,653 cast sheep.

Topping the prime hoggs at £170 was a Rouge hogg from Joanna Andrews, Boscar Flats, York which was bought by West Scottish Lamb.

Topping at 391.1p/kg were a pen of 36kg Beltex cross hoggs which sold for £140.80 from Messrs Tustian, Banbury. Another pen of 35kg Beltex cross hoggs from this home sold to make £134 (382.9p/kg).

The consignment of 152 Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Tustian sold to average 39kg £125.43 (321.6p/kg)

Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park Farm, Dufton sold a pen of 39kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £150.50 (385.9p/kg)

The run of 30 Beltex cross hoggs from Fawcett Park Farm sold to average 43.6kg and a whopping £146.41 (335.8p/kg)

Joanna Andrews, York sold her run of 100 Texel and Beltex cross hoggs to average £135.22.

Messrs Kendal Outgang Farm, Helton sold their run of 44 Beltex cross hoggs to average 40kg £128.78 (321.13p/kg)

Messrs Turnbull, Boghall, St Andrews sold a great run of 420 Suffolk and Hill Cheviot hoggs to top at £153.80 for a pair of 21 63kg Suffolk cross hoggs, with the consignment of 420 hoggs selling to average 52kg £132.05. A pen of 23 44kg Hill Cheviot hoggs from this home sold to make £116.30 (264.3p/kg).

Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park Farm sold a pen of 13 Blackface hoggs weighing 39kg to make £105.80 (271.3p/kg)

Messrs Tustian, Banbury sold a pen of 16 Mule hoggs weighing 44kg to make £115.80 (263.2p/kg)

Mule hoggs also sold to £150 from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hills Farm, Workington.

Cast sheep were a sharper trade once again with this section topping at £238 for a pair of Texel Rams from Messrs Luck, Milestone House, Barnard Castle.

Ewes topped at £230 for Texel crosses from Messrs Jackson, Clarks Farm, Penrith.

A pen of 31 Charollais cross ewes sold to make £193.50.

Mule ewes sold to £155.50 for a pen also from Messrs Jackson, Clarks Farm.

Rough fell ewes sold to £130.50 for a pen of six from Messrs Dodd, Manor Court.

Swaledale ewes sold to £104.50 for a pen from Messrs Luck, Milestone House, Barnard Castle.

The dearest trade to date for all classes of cast sheep was witnessed here at Kirkby Stephen with an overall sale average of £125.80 for 1653 sheep being achieved this including over a third of the sheep being hill bred ewes.

107 Charollais cross ewes sold to average £172.59

332 Suffolk cross ewes sold to average £153.07

405 Texel cross ewes sold to average £138.87.

A consignment of 424 Suffolk, Charollais and Continental cross ewes sold to average a fantastic £156.09.

Leading Prices – Prime Hoggs

Price per head –

Rouge £170, £158 Boscar Flats: Texel £166.80 Laneside; £162.80, £150, £148.80, £144.80, £139.80, £137.80, £135.80, £132.80 Boscar Flats; £160, £141.80, £135.80, £132 Wyseby Hill Farm; £160, £135 Newton Farm; £158 Kelmore Hill Farm; £150, £136, £130 West Summersides; £144 Stoneriggs; £143, £130 Yarnhill Farm; £140, £139, £134, £130.80 Upperlands Farm; £135 East Todholes; £132.80, £130 Kirkbarrow Hall; £132.80 Burton Hill; £132 Shinn Road; £131.80 Croft End Farm; £130 Crossfell House; £130 Boghall; £130 West View (Dodd); £130 New Hummerbank Farm: Suffolk £156, £138.80 Wyseby Hill Farm; £153.80, £149.80, £146.30, £145.80, £142.80 (2), £140, £133.80 (2) Boghall; £140.80 Upperlands Farm; £136, £134 Shinn Road, £130.80 Town End Farm; Beltex £155.50, £145, £140.80, £135.80, £135 (2), £134, £133.80, £130 Yarnhill Farm; £152 Laneside; £151, £150.80, £148.80, £147, £145.80, £144.30, £138 Fawcett Park Farm; £150 High Greenbury Farm; £150 High Green (Allan); £148.80, £145.30, £144.80, £144, £141, £135.80, £134, £133, £130.80 Boscar Flats; £148.50, £146.80, £130.80, £130 Newton Farm; £147.80, £141.80, £137.80, £136.30 Outgang Farm; £146, £138.80, £137.80, £136.30 Greenbury Grange; £146, £137.30 Kirkbarrow Hall; £140.80 Stoneriggs; £140 Wyseby Hill Farm; £135 Wickerfield; £134.80 Dona Close; £132.80 Kelmore Hill Farm; £132.80 Town End Farm; £130 High Griseburn: Charollais £152.80, £130 Wyseby Hill Farm; £150 Whins Farm; £148 Yarnhill Farm; £140 Drumlane Farm ; £138.80 New Hummerbank Farm; £136.80, £134 (2), £132.30 Whins Farm; £136 Shinn Road: Mule £150 Kelmore Hill Farm; £133.80 Low Farm; £124.80 Town End Farm (Sayer); £123.80 Boghall Farm; £122.80 West View; £121.80 West Summersides; £120 Sowerthwaite Farm: Blue Texel £130 Yarnhill Farm: Cheviot £121.80, £116.80 Boghall; £118.80 Crossfell House; £115.80 West View; £115.80 High Greenbury Farm; £114.30 Greenbury Grange: Dorset £124.80 Upperlands Farm: Blackfaced £118.30, £104.80 Newton Farm; £105.80 Fawcett Park Farm: Goat £110.80 Decklyn: Swaledale £109.80, £108.80, £107 Sowerthwaite Farm; £107.80, £104.30 Easterbeck House; £106.30, £104.80 Helbeck Grange; £105.80 Burton Hill; £105.80 Flakebridge Farm; £104.80 Arngill House; £104.80 Fawcett Park Farm; £104 Hartley Castle: Rough Fell £108.50, £102.80 Raven Cottage: Herdwick £104 Pennine View; £102 Argill House.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 391.1p, 382.9p, 371.8p, 349.4p, 348.2p, 346.2p, 345.6p, 343.1p. 333.3p, 328.6p, 324.3p, 320p Yarnhill Farm; 385.9p, 354.3p, 347.1p, 335.6p, 328.3p Fawcett Park Farm; 353.3p, 351.9p, 349.5p, 326.5p, 324.4p, 322.3p, 320.5p Outgang Farm; 349.4p Buckles Farm; 348.8p, 340.8p, 335p High Greenbury Farm; 330.5p Greenbury Grange; 329.1p Boscar Flats, 327.40 Stoneriggs; 326.1p High Green (Allan): Charollais 308.4p, 276.2p (2) New Hummerbank Farm; 3285.9p, 264.3p Yarnhill Farm; 269.2p Holme Farm; 253.3p Whins Farm: Texel 284.50p, 282.9p, 277p Newton Farm; 284.2p Briggle Farm; 282.2p Greenbury Grange, 281.1p Crossfell House Farm; 277p Briggle Farm; 276.6p, 272.7p Yarnhill Farm; 270 Preston Manor: Blackfaced 271.3p Fawcett Park Farm; 251.7p, 249.5p Newton Farm: Blue Texel 270.8p Yarnhill Farm; 253.6p Town Head Farm: Cheviot 264.3p, 256.4p Boghall; 263.20, 256.7p West View (Dodd); 257p Crossfell House; 254 Greenbury Grange; 253.5p Buckles Farm; 253.1p Helbeck Grange; 251.7p High Greenbury Farm; 250.7p East Rackwood Hill: Suffolk 264p, 255.3p, 254.9p Town End Farm (Sayer); 261.3p, 259p, 255p, 254.5p, 252.2p Boghall; 258.8p Boynesshill House; 252.7p, 250.6p Shinn Road: Mule 263.2p Yarnhill Farm; 261.4p, 256.4p, 254.7p Town End Farm (Sayer); 256.1p (2), 253.8p, 253.2p West Summersides; 256.1p, 251.7p Outgang Farm; 256.1p Preston Manor: Rouge 244.3p Boscar Flats; 243.1p Skelcies Hall: Swaledale 241.4p High Green (Allan); 240.5p Burton Hill; 237p Easterbeck House; 232.9p Hayllar Farms; 232.6p Sowerthwaite Farm: Dorset 235.5p Upperlands Farm: Rough Fell 228.6p Hardendale Hall; 224.4p Galloper Park: Herdwick 221.7p Argill House: Goat 221.6p Decklyn.

Cast Ewes

Texel £230 Clarks Farm; £216, £191.50, £187.50, £182.50 (2), £177.50 Upperlands Farm; £190, £170, 180.50, £180 Shinn Road; £187.50, £179.50 Wyseby Hill Farm; £182.50 Roman Vale; £172.50 Easegill Head: Charollais £200 Littleburn Farm; £193.50 (2), £189.50, £178.80, £165.5p, £163.50 Upperlands Farm; £165 New Hummerbank Farm: Suffolk £180 Romanvale; £179.50, £172.50, £160.50 (2) Upperlands Farm; £179.50, £162.50 Wyseby Hill Farm; £171.50 Shinn Road; £170 Crossfell House; £169.50 Moyadam Park: Bluefaced Leicester £173.50, £140 Oak House; £160 Shinn Road; £141.50 Eden Flatt; £140.50 Whitestone: Mule £155.50, £140.50 Clarks Farm; £150.50 Fox Grove Farm; £145.50 Milestone House; £133.50 Yarnhill Farm; £132.50 Kincraigie Farm: Half Bred £154.50 Wyseby Hill Farm: Cheviot £140 Castle Hill (Birkbeck); £139.50 Moyadam Park; £128.50 West Summersides: Beltex £135 Buckles Farm; £115.50 Shinn Road; £110 Yarnhill Farm: Swaledale £104.50 Milestone House; £100 Rudd Hills; £100 Hebblethwaite Hall; £97.50 Smardale Mill; £90 Stoneriggs; £90 Punchard: Blackfaced £94.50 Shinn Road; £82.50 Newton Farm: Herdwick £80 Melbourne House.

Cast Rams

Texel £238 Milestone House; £183.50, £180, £150 Upperlands Farm; £180, £170 Clarks Farm; £171.50 Wyseby Hill Farm: Charollais £190.50 Upperlands Farm; £140 Shinn Road: Dorset £163.50 Moyadam Park: Bluefaced Leicester £125.50 Easegill Head: Blackfaced £120 Castle Hill; £115.50 South Chesthill: Suffolk £140 Upperlands Farm: Beltex £110 Row End Farm: Swaledale £110, £97.50 New Hall; £105.50 Argill House: Rough Fell £91.50 Hardendale Hall; £91.50 Outgang Farm: Goat £88.50 Upperlands Farm.