Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

19th May 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 2,542 sheep were forward consisting of 620 spring lambs, 840  prime hoggs and 1082 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £143 were a pair of 46kg Dutch Texel cross lambs from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was bought by Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Topping at 331.6p/kg was a 38kg Beltex cross lamb which sold for £126 from Messrs Jackson, Powis House, Long Marton and was bought by M Helliwell, Rochdale.

Messrs Lyle, Staingills topped their run of lambs at £136 for a 45kg Charollais cross lamb which was purchased by Steadmans Butchers Kirkby Stephen.

A pen of 23 39kg Beltex cross lambs sold to make £122.50 (314.10p/kg) from Staingills, selling to Yorkshire Halal Meats, with another pen of 20 44kg Beltex cross lambs from this home selling for £127 to A. Atkinson.

The consignment of 190 lambs from Staingills sold to average 41kg £120.11 (293p/kg).

Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm sold their consignment of Dutch Texel cross and Suffolk cross lambs to average 46kg £130.83.

Messrs Jarman, Brow Top Farm, Workington sold their run of lambs to top at £131 for a pair of 43kg Beltex cross lambs selling to Yorkshire Halal Meats.

The consignment of 20 lambs from this home sold to average 39.5kg £120.44 (305p/kg)

An overall sale average of 276.5p/kg for 620 lamb was achieved, with all classes and weights being in strong demand. Smart bred continental cross lambs are in extreme demand here at Kirkby Stephen with over 20 pens of lambs selling between 300 and 331p/kg and 30 pens of lambs selling between £120-£143. Many more of these types can be sold here well on a weekly basis!

202 Beltex cross lambs forward sold to average £118.64 and 300.8p/kg.

Prime hoggs topped at £130 for a pen of three Bluefaced Leicester tup hoggs from Kilnstown Farms, Carlisle which were bought by Lancashire Direct Halal.

Topping at 271.3p/kg for a pen of 32kg Beltex cross hoggs which made £86.80 from Messrs Morland, Starrah, Kaber and also sold to Lancashire Direct Halal.

All classes pf prime hoggs sold were the dearest seen for several weeks.

Messrs Hetherington, Old Hall Farm, Staffield sold their run of Charollais and Suffolk cross hoggs to top at £121, with this consignment of 120 hoggs selling to average £115.98.

Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm, Bishop Auckland sold a pen of 12 Charollais cross hoggs weighing 50kg to make £114 (228p/kg)

Cast sheep topped at £150 for a Texel cross ewe from Messrs Morrell, Hopewell Farm, Darlington which was bought by Yorkshire Halal Meats.

Leading Prices –

Spring Lambs

Price per head – Dutch Texel £143, £132 Terrys Farm: Charollais £136, £119.80, £118 Staingills; £126 Hallbankgate; £115 Graithwaite Cottage: Beltex £131, £122, £120.50, £120 Brow Top Farm; £127, £120 Crossfell House; £127, £125.50, £121.50, £120.30, £120 Staingills; £126 Powis House; £124 Starrah; £123 Dry Evers: Texel £125, £115 Clarks Farm; £125, £116.30, £116 Waitby Farm; £124, £120, £118 Wodencroft; £123 Dry Evers; £120 Park Farm; £120 Lime House; £120 Terrys Farm; £118.80 Eden Flatt; £118, £117.80 Barningham House; £118 Crossfell House; £117 Hayberries; £117 Staingills; £116 Hopewell Farm; £115.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £115.80 Starrah: Suffolk £121 Terrys Farm; £118.80 Staingills; £117.80 Clarks Farm; £112 Crossfell House: Swaledale £98.80 Friar House Farm.

Price per kilo – Beltex 331.6p Powis House; 315.8p, 312.8p, 304.7p, 301.3p Brow Top Farm; 314.1p Staingills; 310.3p, 310p Starrah; 308.5p, 307.7p, 306.1p, 303.8p Staingills; 307.7p Crossfell House; 305.9p Mill Cottage: Dutch Texel 314.3p, 310.9p Terrys Farm: Charollais 302.2p, 274.4p, 273.1p, 272.3p Staingills; 270p Hallbankgate Farm: Texel 287.9p Eden Flatt; 284.1p, 283.7p Hopewell Farm; 284.1p, 280.5p Clarks Farm; 280.8p Bridge End: Suffolk 287.3p Clarks Farm; 280p Crossfell House; 276.3p Staingills; 275.1p Wharton Hall: Swaledale 235.2p Friar House Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Price per head –

Bluefaced Leicester £130, £100 Kilnstown Farm: Beltex £128 Parkside; £110 Gracies Farm: Texel £122, £112, £110.80 Jerusalem Farm; £121, £115, £114 Old Hall Farm; £118, £116, £113, £112 Sunny Gill Farm; £115 Low Moor; £114, £112.80, £112, £110 Heggle Lane Farm; £112.80, £112 High Harbour Farm; £110.80(2) High Griseburn; £110 Croup Farm: Charollais £118, £116(2), £115, £114 Old Hall Farm; £114, £113(2), £112 Whins Farm: Suffolk £115 Jerusalem Farm; £115, £114 Old Hall Farm; £112, £111 Whins Farm: Cheviot £109.80(2) Bloan Farm; £108, £104 Sunny Gill Farm; £103.80 East Rackwood Hill Farm: Lleyn £108 Woodfoot: Scotch Blackface £105.80, £94.80 Greystone House: Blue Texel £100 High Meadow Farm: Dorset £99.80 Rayne Cottage: Rough £97.80, £87.80 Low Stead: Mule £95.80 Middle Shipley Farm; £94.30 Harbarrow Farm; £92.80 Low Swainston Farm; £90.80 High Griseburn: Swaledale £95.80 Easterbeck House; £95.80 East Friar House Farm; £94.80 Shieldhill Top; £94.80, £93.80 Helbeck Farm; £94.80, £92 East Friar House Farm; £93.80 East Rackwood Hill Farm; £90 Oakbank Farm: Herdwick £79.80 Cow Bank.

Price per kilo –

Blue Texel 271.3p Starrah; 250p Gracies Farm: Texel 251.8p, 244.5p Jerusalem Farm; 246p Narthwaite; 243.4p Harbarrow Farm; 243.1p Vicars Green: Suffolk 248.2p Harbarrow Farm: Mule 241.8p Harbarrow Farm: Cheviot 241.4p, 229.7p East Rackwood Hill Farm; 230.6p Harbarrow Farm; 220p Middle Shipley Farm: Scotch Blackface 240.5p, 215.5p Greystone House; 213.7p Harbarrow Farm: Charollais 228p Whins Farm; 215.3p Rigby House: Herdwick 215.7p Cow Bank: Swaledale 215.4p Harbarrow Farm; 208.3p Easterbeck House; 206.5p New House Farm: Rough 208.1p Low Stead.

Cast Ewes

Texel £150, £122 Hopewell Farm; £122.50 Cairn Cottage; £122 Wodencroft; £120.50 Upperlands Farm; £120 Parkgate Farm; £120 Clarks Farm: Suffolk £126.50, £113.50 Roman Vale; £112.50, £100 Upperlands Farm; £105.50(2) Graithwaite Cottage; £100 Low House; £100 Parkgate Farm: Charollais £120 Roman Vale; £112, £108.50, £103.50 Parkgate Farm; £108.50, £105, £104.50(2) Upperlands Farm: Blue Texel £118 High Meadow Farm: Rouge £106.50 Upperlands Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £95.50 Kilnstown; £90.50 Low House: Beltex £95.50 Fell View Farm; £87.50 Hallbankgate: Teeswater £87.50 Fell View Farm: Mule £83.50 Galleywreay Farm; £79.50 Raisgill Hall; £78.50 Eden Flatt; £78.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage: Rough £82.50 Barugh House; £81.80 Wath Farm; £75.50 Raisgill Hall; £73.50 Cow Bank: Cheviot £80.50 Parkgate Farm; £78.50 Bowers Farm; £73.50 Scar Sykes Farm; £73.50 Sunny Gill Farm; £71.50 Hallbankgate Farm: Scotch Blackface £75.50 Middle Shipley Farm: Swaledale £72.50 Milestone House; £72.50(2) High Stennerskeugh; £72.50 Barningham House; £72 West Summersides; £70 Kilnstown: Goat £65 Wath Farm: Herdwick £51.50 Cow Bank.

Cast Rams

Suffolk £128.50 Parkgate Farm; £126.50 Roman Vale; Bluefaced Leicester £116.50 Friar House Farm: Texel £112 Parkgate Farm; £104.50 Heggle Lane Farm; £104.50 Sunny Gill Farm; £103.50 Cairn Cottage: Blue Texel £100.50 Heggle Lane Farm: Beltex £97.50 Dona Close: Cheviot £96.50 Sunny Gill Farm: Swaledale £91.50 Barningham House; £80.50 West Summersides: Herdwick £77.50 Cow Bank: Goat £74.50 Parkgate Farm.