Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

12th May 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 2,077 sheep were forward consisting of 407 spring lambs, 1,070 prime hoggs and 600 cast sheep.

Topping the spring lambs at £125 was a 48kg Dutch Texel lamb from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was bought by Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Topping this section at 302.4p/kg and £124 were a pair of 41kg Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan which were bought by West Scottish Lamb.

Messrs Batty, Dry Evers, Maulds Meaburn sold 40kg Beltex cross lambs to make £119 (297.5p/kg) selling to A. Atkinson.

Messrs Lyle, Staingills, Penrith sold a pen of 10 38kg Texel cross lambs to make £113 (297.4p/kg) and were bought by West Scottish Lamb, Messrs Lyle also sold a pen of 20 40kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £118 (295p/kg) selling to Yorkshire Halal Meats.

The consignment of 135 Charollais, Suffolk and Beltex cross lambs from Staingills sold to average 282.08p/kg.

Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm sold 46kg Dutch Texel cross lambs to make £123 selling to M. Helliwell, Rochdale.

All classes and weights of spring lambs were in strong demand here at Kirkby Stephen, with 10 active buyers all now competing for new season lamb, and many more can be sold to great advantage, and are required to fulfil strong buyer demand.

Prime hoggs topped at £140 for Texel hoggs from Messrs Millar, Crookholm, Dumfriesshire, other Texel hoggs from this home sold to £138 for 73kg selling to A. Atkinson.

The consignment of heavy hoggs from this home sold to average £131.50.

Topping at 250p/kg were a pen of 44kg Texel cross hoggs which sold for £110 from Messrs Hetherington, Old Hall Farm, Penrith and were bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats.

A pen of 15 56kg Texel cross hoggs from this home sold to make £115.80 selling to A Atkinson.

Another pen of 14 51kg Texel cross hoggs from Old Hall Farm sold to make £114.80 (225.1p/kg) also selling to A Atkinson.

The consignment of 115 Texel and Suffolk cross hoggs from Old Hall Farm sold to average 55kg £110.10.

Messrs Mark, Sunny Gill Farm, Ousby sold Cheviot cross hoggs to top at £115 for a pen of seven 48kg hoggs with the consignment of 40 Cheviot cross hoggs from this home selling to average £110.83.

Mule hoggs sold to 217.9p/kg for a pen of 21 38kg hoggs selling for £82.80 from Messrs Patchett, Ripon and purchased by McIntyre Meats.

Herdwick hoggs sold to £95.80 (212.9p/kg) for a pen of 16 45kg hoggs from Hayllar Farms, Brough, which were bought by McIntyre Meats.

Swaledale hoggs topped at £98.30 for a pen of 20 49kg hoggs from Messrs Summers, Allendale which were bought by A. Atkinson.

A pen of 30 43kg Swaledale hoggs from this home sold to make £88.80 (206.5p/kg selling to Yorkshire Halal Meats.

The consignment of 120 Swaledale hoggs from Messrs Summers sold to average 44.5kg £90.78.

Another pen of 22 45kg Swaledale hoggs sold to make £92.80 (206.2p/kg) from Crooks Alter Farming, Bishop Auckland and were bought by McIntyre Meats.

Cast sheep topped at £151 for Texel ewes from Messrs Teward, Fair View, Barnard Castle and were bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats.

Mule ewes sold to £94.50 for a pen from Messrs Brown, Bow Hall, Dufton, bought by M Helliwell.

Swaledale ewes topped at £85.50 from Messrs Hunter, Galloper Park, Tebay, purchased by S&S Meats.

Another pen of Swaledale ewes sold to £85 from Messrs Jenkinson, Whingill which were bought by A Atkinson.

A pen of 10 Swaledale ewes sold to make £81.50 from Messrs Foster, Barnard Castle and were bought by S & S Meats.

Cast rams sold to £142 for a Rouge from Messrs Smithson, Skelcies Hall, Kirkby Stephen.

Leading Prices –

Spring Lambs

Price per head – Dutch Texel £125, £123, £119 Terrys Farm; £120, £119, £112(2) Brow Top Farm: Beltex £124, £111 Upper Brydekirk; £121, £119 Dry Evers; £118, £116, £112, £110 Staingills; £111.30 Woodside: Suffolk £120 Black Syke; £112.80 Brow Top Farm; £107.30 Woodside; £105.80 Waitby Farm: Texel £118, £116.80 Black Syke, £118 Upper Brydekirk; £116.80, £111 Street House; £116, £114 High Stennerskeugh; £116 Terrys Farm; £115.80, £112 Waitby Farm; £114 Dale View; £113.50 Burton Hill; £113 Staingills; £112 Clarks Farm; £112 Whingill; £111.30 Dry Evers; £110.30 Woodside: Charollais £115.80, £112 Staingills: Blue Texel £115 Brow Top Farm.

Price per kilo – Beltex 302.4p Upper Brydekirk; 297.5p Dry Evers; 295p, 289.5p, 282.9p, 282.4p, 281.1p, 280p Staingills; 282.4p Street House: Texel 297.4p Staingills; 292p, 271.6p, 270.7p Street House; 273.2p Clarks Farm; 271.5p Dry Evers: Charollais 289.2p, 273.2p Staingills: Dutch Texel 282.9p, 270.5p, 267.4p Terrys Farm; 266.7p Brow Top Farm: Suffolk 256.4p Clarks Farm; 251.9p Waitby Farm; 250p Black Syke.

Prime Hoggs

Price per head – Texel £140, £138, £125, £123 Crookholm Farm; £128, £114(3) Grove House; £115.80, £114.80, £114(3), £113.80, £110 Old Hall Farm; £111 Sunny Gill Farm; £110 Nixon Terrace; £110 Calva Farm: Cheviot £115(2) £109 Sunny Gill Farm; £97.80 west Summersides; £94.80, £94 Bloan Farm; £93.80 Hallbankgate Farm: Charollais £114.80, £112.80, £109.80(2), £105 Whins Farm: Beltex £114 Skelcies Hall; £112.80, £100 Upper Brydekirk; £103.80 Brackenslack; £100.80 Hallbankgate Farm: Suffolk £110 Whins Farm; £108 Clarks Farm; £106 Old Hall Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £107.80(2) Hesket Demain, £106 Ellergill: Blue Texel £104.80 Sunbiggin Farm: Mule £98.80 East Rackwood; £98.80 Hesket Demain; £97.80 Well House; £93.30 West Summersides; £91.80 Milescott; £90 Kelmore Hill: Swaledale £98.30 Milescott; £93.80, £90 High Birk Hatt; £92.80 Sunrise House Farm; £92.80 Hole House; £91.80 Helbeck Grange; £90.80 Parrick House Farm; £90.80 Rigg Farm; £90 Gillses Farm: Scotch Blackface £96.30, £92.80 Milescott: Herdwick £95.80, £81.80 Helbeck Grange: Rough £89.80, £85.80 High Wood End: Goat £80.80, £70.80 Balgray Hill.

Price per kilo –

Texel 250p, 228p, 225.1p Old Hall Farm; 244.9p Calva Farm; 229.5p Potlands; 227.3p Newsham Grange: Beltex 245.2p Upper Brydekirk; 239.5p Carpool; 234.4p Hallbankgate Farm: Rouge 234.5p Skelcies Hall: Blue Texel 232.9p Sunbiggin Farm: Cheviot 239.6p Sunny Gill Farm; 223.3p Hallbankgate Farm; 217.3p West Summersides; 210.3p Helbeck Grange: Mule 217.9p, 212p, 202.5p West Summersides; 209.5p Kelmore Hill Farm; 203.8p Well House: Herdwick 212.9p Helbeck Grange: Scotch Blackface 210.9p, 209.3p Milescott; 210.8p Hallbankgate Farm: Charollais 207.2p Whins Farm: Swaledale 206.5p, 200.6p Milescott; 206.2p Sunrise House Farm; 205.9p Kelmore Hill Farm; 205.8p West Summersides; 204.2p South Wellhope; 203.4p Helbeck Grange; 202p Low Farm: Suffolk 205.8p Potlands; 203.8p Old Hall Farm: Goat 202.3p Balgray Hill: Rough 182.6p High Wood End.

Cast Ewes

Texel £151 Fair View; £148.50 Clarks; £139.50 New View Farm; £134.50(2) Newsham Grange; £131.50 Street House; £130.50 Musgrave House; £130 Brow Top Farm; £122.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £121.50 Balgray Hill; £120.50 Brackenslack (Seymour): Cheviot £130 Fair View; £95.50 West Summersides; £87.50 Prospect Farm; £86.50 Balgray Hill; £83.50 Orchard Farm; £80.50 Thornship Farm: Beltex £122.50 Brackenslack (Seymour); £120 Skelcies Hall; £110 Brackenslack (Millman): Charollais £122.50 Brackenslack; £104.50 Newsham Grange; £102.50 Orchard Farm: Suffolk £120.50 Low Seainston Farm; £110.50 Clarks Farm; £108.50 Staingills: Bluefaced Leicester £116.50 Rathvale Farm; £110 Kelmore Hill Farm: Blue Texel £111.50 Brackenslack: Zwartble £107.50 Powis House: Lleyn £95.50 Whingill: Mule £94.50 Bow Hall; £90.50 Waterhouses; £90 Kelmore Hill; £88.50 Clarks Farm; £86.50 West Summersides; £86.50 Fair View; £85.50 Brackenslack: Rough £86.50 Waterhouses; £75.50 Low Swainstone Farm; £75.50 Greenside: Swaledale £85.50 Galloper Park; £85 Whingill; £84.50 Kelmore Hill; £83.50 Bleathgill; £81.50 West End Farm; £75.50 Waterhouses; £75, £74.50 Greenriggs; £74.50 Buckles Farm; £74.50 Rathvale Farm; £74.50 Fell View Farm: Goat £80.50 Balgray Hill: Scotch Blackface £71.50 Balgray Hill: Herdwick £57.50 Hesket Demain.

Cast Rams

Rouge £142 Skelcies Hall: Texel £130.50 New View Farm; £113.50, £109.50 Sandford Hall; £106.50 Grove House Farm: Beltex £109.50 Balgray Hill: Swaledale £96.50 Gillses Farm; £89.50 Bow Hall; £87.50 Ellergill: Bluefaced Leicester £92.50 Balgray Hill: Kerry Hill £90.50 Thornship Farm: Zwartble £88.50 Balgray Hill.