Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

9th June 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 3,202 sheep were forward consisting of 2,073 spring lambs, 409 prime hoggs and 710 cast sheep.

Topping the spring lambs at £140 was a 44kg Dutch Texel cross lamb from Susan Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was bought by Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Topping at 342.1p/kg were a pen of three 38kg lambs which sold for £130 from Messrs Skidmore, Needless Hall, Toronto which were purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. Messrs Skidmore also topped at £134 for a 43kg Beltex cross lamb which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

The consignment of 20 Beltex cross lambs from Needless Hall sold to average 37.9kg and £121.89 (321.6p/kg).

Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan sold a pen of four 39kg Beltex cross lambs to make £132 (338.5p/kg) with the run of 62 lambs from this home selling to average 40kg £112.41 (281p/kg),

Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm sold a pair of 47kg Texel cross lambs to make £130.80 selling to Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

A highlight of this consignment was a pen of 20 40kg lambs which made £128.30 (320.8p/kg)

The run of 50 lambs from Terrys Farm sold to average 42.3kg £122.73 (290.1p/kg)

Messrs Metcalfe, Home Farm, Penrith sold a run of 40 lambs to average 39kg £111.51 (285.9p/kg)

Messrs Lyle, Staingills topped their run at £123.30 and 333.2p/kg for a pen of seven 37kg Beltex cross lambs, with another pen of 23 41kg selling for £123.30, and a pen of 20 38kg making £116.30.

The consignment of 375 lambs from Staingills sold to average 39.9kg £106.03(265.7p/kg)

Messrs Hodgson, The Grange, Darlington sold a pen of 34 35kg lambs to make £103.30 (295.1p/kg).

Mule lambs sold to £84.30 for a pen of 14 38kg from Messrs Jenkinson, Whingill, Hartley.

23 pens and 154 lambs sold between 300-342p/kg

25 pens of lambs sold between £120-£140

658 Beltex cross lambs forward sold to average 280p/kg.

Kirkby bucked the trend once again with a very strong overall sale average of 252.6p/kg for 2073 lambs this being 1240 more lambs sold than on the same week in 2019.

Prime hoggs topped at £125 for a 70kg Texel cross from Messrs Bayles, Haithwaite, Barningham which was bought by Lancashire Direct Halal.

Messrs Mark, Sunny Gill Farm, Ousby sold a pen of seven 53kg Texel cross hoggs to make £112.80 (212.8p/kg) bought by A. Atkinson.

A pen of nine 44kg Hill Cheviot hoggs sold for £94.80 (215.5p/kg) also from Sunny Gill Farm.

Cast ewes topped at £136 for a Beltex cross ewe from Messrs Millar, Crookholm, Canonbie which was bought by Lancashire Direct Halal.

Mule ewes topped at £87.50 on two occasions from Messrs Sayer, Town End Farm, Hackthorpe and from Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses, Asby.

Rough Fell ewes topped at £80.50 for a pen of three from Messrs Chappelhow, Beckstones, Newbiggin on Lune.

Swaledale ewes topped at £75.50 for a pen of three from Messrs Sowerby, Ghyll Brow, Brough.

Cast Rams topped at £123 for a pen of three from Messrs Mark, Sunny Gill Farm.

All classes of cast sheep were a sharper trade with numbers around about being tighter.

Leading Prices –

Spring Lambs

Price Per Head –:

Dutch Texel £140, £128.80, £120 Terrys Farm; £120, £118 Crookholm Farm: Beltex £134, £131, £130, £123.80, £121, £120, £118.80 Needless Hall; £132, £124.80, £124.30, £124, £119.30, £115.80 Upper Brydekirk; £130(2), £125, £124.80 West View; £128.30, £118.80, £118.30, £115 Terrys Farm; £123.30(2), £116.30, £115 Staingills; 123 Bonnygate Farm; £122 Windygate; £115.30(2) Black Syke; £115.30(2) Home Farm: Texel £130.80, £116.80 Terrys Farm; £120 Crookholm Farm; £118.80 Musgrave House; £116.80, £111 Etherley House; £116.80 Black Syke; £116, £112 Windygate; £116 New View Farm; £115.50 Brow Top Farm; £115 West View; £114.80 Sandford Hall; £114.30, £112 Hill Top East; £114 Hawkrigg Farm; £114 Waterhouses; £114 Foxtower View; £114 Town End Farm; £114 Clifton Moor; £113.80, £113, £112.80 Street House; £112 Bank House; £111.30 Breaks Hall; £110.30 West Farm: Charollais £118.80 Black Syke; £111, £106 Clifton Moor; £109 Orchard Moor; £107 Woodside; £106.30 Clarks Farm: Suffolk £112.30 Etherley House; £112, £111 Roman Vale; £108.80 White Hurworth Farm; £103.80 Crossfell House; £103 Clarks Farm: Millennium Blue £105.80 Woodside: Hampshire £104 Bonnygate Farm: Bluefaced Leicester 100 Middle Shipley Farm: Mule £86 Gillses Farm; £84.30 Whingill: Rough £66.80 Archers Hall.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 342.1p, 327.5p, 325.8p,318.4p, 315.8p, 312.6p, 311.6p, 311.1p Needless Hall Farm; 338.5p, 317.9p Upper Brydekirk; 333.2p, 328.6p, 306.1p, 300.7p Staingills; 320.8p Terrys Farm; 320p, 317.1p, 309.5p, 304.9p West View; 300.8p Home Farm: Dutch Texel 318.2p, 262.9p Terrys Farm; 287.8p, 280p, 272.7p Crookholm Farm: Texel 282p, 258.6p Street House; 279p West View; 278.3p Terrys Farm; 276.4p Hawkrigg End; 264.3p Etherley House; 262.6p West Farm; 260.8p, 255.1p Staingills; 260p Brow Top Farm; 259.8p, 255p Hill Top East; 257.1p Sunnyside; 256.7p Dry Evers; 255.8p Yore House: Charollais 270.3p Brow Top Farm; 253.1p Clarks Farm; 252.1p, 242.2p Orchard Farm; 242.2p Staingills; 241p Friendship Farm; 240.9p Clifton Moor: Suffolk 255.2p Etherley House; 247.1p Crossfell House; 243.3p Woodfoot; 236.5p White Hurworth Farm; 234.4p Martindale Farm(Wearmouth): Blue Texel 248.2p Milestone House: Millennium Blue 240.5p Woodside: Hampshire 236.4p Bonnygate Farm: Mule 221.8p Whingill; 220.5p Gillses Farm: Rough 215.5p Archers Hall.

Prime Hoggs

Price per head –

Texel £125 Haithwaite; £112.80 Sunny Gill Farm; £109.80 Clifton Moor; £104.80, £90.50 Spruce Gill House; £101.80 School Cottage; £97.80 Fell View: Charollais £110(3), £106.80, £96 Whins Farm: Cheviot £107.80, £100, £94.80 Sunny Gill Farm; £100, £87 Bloan Farm: Suffolk £100 Whins Farm; Mule £88.80, £87.80 Fell View: Swaledale £85 Eller Gill Barn; £79.30 Little Eccleston Hall; £78 Argill House; £76.80 The Street; £76 Yore House; £75.30 Helbeck Grange: Bluefaced Leicester £84 Yore House: Rough £76 Barugh House: Beltex £74 School Cottage: Scotch Blackface £69.80 Little Eccleston Hall; £68.80 Hallbankgate Farm.

Price per kilo –

Cheviot 215.5p Sunny Gill Farm; 199.5p Little Eccleston Hall; 188.7p, 185.1p Bloan Farm; 183.2p Helbeck Grange: Texel 212.8p Sunny Gill Farm; 197.2p The Street; 193p Town End Farm; 192.6p Clifton Moor: Mule 201.8p, 182.9p Fell View: Charollais 197.8p, 189.7p, 184.6p Whins Farm: Scotch Blackface 193.9p Little Eccleston Hall; 181.1p Hallbankgate Farm: Swaledale 188.8p Little Eccleston Hall; 188p The Street; 181.9p Tullich; 180p Spruce Gill House.

Cast Ewes

Beltex £136 Crookholm Farm; £126, £100 West View; £116.50 Wodencroft; £116.50 Bolton Road; £113.50, £110.50, £103.50 Needless Hall; £105.50 Yore House: Texel £130, £120 New View Farm; £128 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £118 Upper Brydekirk; £117 Lansmere; £116.50 Abbey Park; £116, £113.50 Staingills; £112.50 Hawkrigg Farm; £112.50 Wodencroft; £112 The Grange: Dutch Texel £129.50, £122, £112.50 Terrys Farm: Charollais £125, £112 Crookholm Farm; £112.50, £103.50 Orchard Farm; £102.50 Whins Farm: Blue Texel £110 Wyvill Grange Farm: Suffolk £110.50 Lansmere; £109.50 New View Farm; £106.50, £105.50, £103.50 Hill Top East; £104.50 Whins Farm; £103.50 Terrys Farm; £100 Staingills: Rouge £108.50, £90.50 Skelcies Hall: Cheviot £93.50 Martindale(Wearmouth); £91.50, £82.50 Wharton Hall; £87.50, £84.50 Sunny Gill Farm; £87.50 Wyville Grange Farm; £85.50 Bents Farm: Dorset £90.50 Hawkrigg Farm: Zwartble £89.50 Bowderdale Head: Bluefaced Leicester £89.50 Barningham House: Border Leicester £89.50 West Farm: Mule £87.50 Town End Farm; £87.50 Waterhouses; £86.50 Brow Top Farm; £85.50 Staingills; £85.50 Friendship Farm; £85.50 Plumtree House: Lleyn £85.50 Woodfoot; £83.50(2) Rake Head: Rough £80.50 Beckstones; £74.50 Archers Hall: Swaledale £75.50 Ghyll Brow; £67.50 Easegill Head; £66.50 Buddle House; £65.50 Bents Farm; £64.50 Archers Hall: Scotch Blackface £67.50 Tullich: Easycare £64.50 Hesket House.


Cast Rams

Texel £123, £112 Sunny Gill Farm; £122 Terrys Farm; £120 Jerusalem Farm; £114 Yore House: Cheviot £104.50 Sunny Gill Farm: Beltex £92.50 Town End Farm: Swaledale £83.50 Gillses Farm; £80.50 New Hall.