Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

7th July 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 4,513 sheep were forward consisting of 3,108 spring lambs and 1,405 cast sheep.

Topping at £122.30 were a pen of 11 47kg Texel cross lambs from Messrs Richardson, Etherley House, Darlington which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Topping at 321.6p/kg were a pen of 3 37kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £119 from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

A pair of 43kg Texel cross lambs sold to make £120 also from Terrys Farm which were bought by Dowdings Butchers, Appleby with 49kg Dutch Texel cross lambs selling for £120 also from this home and again bought by Dowdings Butchers.

Another fantastic overall sale average of 230.2p/kg was achieved for 3,108 lambs which included a full range of breeds and weights from 30-54kg with a ring side of buyers to accommodate all these.

Messrs Bainbridge, Bonnygate Farm, Soulby sold a pen of 3 44kg Beltex cross lambs to make £120 purchased by Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Lyle, Staingills sold a pen of 4 37kg Beltex cross lambs to make £115 (310.8p/kg) with a pen of 20 40kg lambs selling for £115.30 also from Staingills.

Heavy lambs were in strong demand with Messrs Raine, West Lea, Appleby selling 45kg lambs to make £118 (262.2p/kg).

Messrs Atkinson, Abbey Park, Bleatarn sold a pen of 46kg Texel cross lambs to make £117.80 (256.1p/kg), and a pen of 49kg to make £116.80.

Messrs Ewin, Black Syke, Sandford sold 53kg Texel cross lambs to make £117.

Lightweight lambs were also in demand once again with a pen of 36kg Beltex cross lambs selling for £106.80 (296.7p/kg) from Messrs Walton, Goodlie Hill Farm, Great Asby.

Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby sold a pen of 35kg lambs to make £100.80 (288p/kg)

Messrs Sayer, Town End Farm, Hackthorpe sold a pen of 36kg lambs to make £100 (277.8p/kg)

Messrs Jewitt, Graces Farm, Barnard Castle sold a pen of 33kg lambs to make £83.80 (253.9p/kg)

Messrs Barker, Middle Bank End Farm, Appleby sold a pen of 22 33kg lambs to make £82 (248.5p/kg)

Mule lambs sold to 216.2p/kg for a pen of 10 39kg lambs making £84.30 from Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie.

Cast sheep topped at £130 on two different occasions first for a pen of three Texel cross ewes from Messrs Pedley, Yore House, Sedbergh, and then for a pair of Texel cross ewes from Messrs Chester, Grassgill Lodge, Soulby.

Swaledale ewes topped at £69 for a pen of 10 from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm, Workington.

Well over a third of the entry of ewes were hill ewes with over 500 of these being Swaledale.

Leading Averages (10 or more lambs)

12      @   £113.35 (270.96p/kg)          Terrys Farm
48      @   £109.30 (248.4p/kg)            Etherley House
30      @   £109.05 (247.8p/kg)            Stubbsgill Farm
20      @   £107.49 (264.1p/kg)            Bonnygate
23      @   £107.30 (275.13p/kg)          Crossgill House
21      @   £103.91 (254.7p/kg)            Windygate
15      @   £106.06 (246.65p/kg)          Moor Riggs
12      @   £105.07 (247.2p/kg)            Crookholm
20      @   £103.24 (234.6p/kg)            School Farm
10      @   £103.20 (273.02p/kg)          Goodlie Hill Farm
13      @   £103.12 (264.4p/kg)            Littleburn Farm
30      @   £101.13 (240.8p/kg)            Hallbankgate
340    @   £100.07 (248.9p/kg)            Staingills
42      @   £100.05 (244.02p/kg)          Breaks Hall

Leading Prices –

Spring Lambs

Price Per Head –:

Beltex £120, £114, £112.80, £111.80, £110.80 Bonnygate Farm; £119, £110 Terrys Farm; £118 Grassgill Lodge; £118 West Lea; £117.30, £116.30, £115.30, £115, £110.30 Staingills; £115.30, £109.30 Stubsgill Farm; £114.80 Hallbankgate; £114 Stoneriggs; £111.30 Windygate; £110.80, £106.80 Goodlie Hill Farm; £110 Upper Brydekirk; £109.80, £105.30(2) Moor Riggs; £107.80(2) Hundith House; £107.80, £106.80 Littleburn Farm; £107.30 Crossfell House; £105.30 Dry Evers: Texel £122.30, £110.30 Etherley House; £120, £105.80 Terrys Farm; £117.80, £116.80, £112, £106.80 Abbey Park; £117 Littleburn Farm; £117, £107.30 Black Syke; £115, £113.80, £112, £108.80, £105 Stubsgill Farm; £114 School Farm; £112, £110 Cole Hill Farm; £110 Town End Farm; £110, £105.80 Crookholm; £110 Moor Riggs; £108.80 Railway Terrace; £106.80 Staingills; £106.30 Breaks Hall; £106 Heggle Lane Farm; £105.80 School Hill: Dutch Texel £120 Terrys Farm; £118.80, £98.80 Crookholm: Suffolk £112 Wharton Hall; £103.80 Etherley House; £100.80 Villa Farm; £100 Wath Farm; £96.30 Middle Shipley Farm; £96.30 Bolton Road: Bluefaced Leicester £111, £98.80 Clifton Moor; £108.80 Bonnygate Farm; £98.30 Rake Head: Blue Texel £103.80(2) Stoneriggs: Halfbred £101.80 Cole Hill Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £98 Park House Farm; £95.80 Gillses Farm: Mule £95 Park House Farm; £88.50 Asby Hall; £86 Marriforth; £84.30 Balgray Hill; £83.30 East Lowfields; £80.80 Ellergill Farm; £80 Kelmore Hill: Cheviot £88.80 Thornship Farm: Kerry Hill £86 Thornship Farm; £85 Bank Head: Hebridean £70 Wath Farm: Scotch Blackface £68 Balgray Hill: Rough £56.80 Ellergill Farm: Swaledale £50 Slip Cottage; £50 Ghyll Brow.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 321.6p, 289.5p Terrys Farm; 310.8p, 293.3p, 290.8p, 288.3p Staingills; 296.8p, 292.3p, 277p, 272.7p(2) Bonnygate Farm; 296.7p, 291.6p Goodlie Hill Farm; 288p Castle Hill; 287p Hallbankgate Farm; 281.1p Littleburn Farm; 277.8p Town End Farm; 275.1p Crossfell House; 274.5p Stubsgill Farm; 273.8p Moor Riggs: Texel 279.1p Terrys Farm; 260.5p, 256.1p Abbey Park; 260.2p, 250.7p Etherley House; 259.3p Breaks Hall; 258.7p School Hill; 258p Crookholm Farm; 255.8p Town End Farm; 253.3p Hawkrigg Farm: Dutch Texel 276.3p Crookholm; 251.4p Allergill Cottage: Blue Texel 259.5p(2) Stoneriggs: Charollais 253p Bonnygate Farm; 235.1p Moor Riggs; 229.8p Clifton Moor: Halfbred 236.7p Cole Hill Farm: Suffolk 235.9p Etherley House; 233.2p Broomhill; 229.3p Bolton Road: Bluefaced Leicester 217.7p Gillses Farm: Cheviot 216.6p, 213p Thornship Farm; 212.5p Balgray Hill: Mule 216.2p Balgray Hill; 214.7p Gillses Farm; 213.6p East Lowfield: Scotch Blackface 194.3p Balgray Hill.

Cast Ewes

Texel £130, £105 Yore House; £130 Grassgill Lodge; £120 Lands Farm; £120 Ellergill Farm; £115, £110 Hundith House; £114.50 School Hill; £110.50 Cole Hill Farm; £107.50 Upper Brydekirk; £105 Stripes Farm:

Charollais £110.50 Grassgill Lodge; £101.50 Black Syke: Rouge £105. Middle Bank End: Beltex £100 Grassgill Lodge; £90 Woodfoot; £90 West Lea: Bluefaced Leicester £100 Park House Farm; £95.50 Gillses Farm; £91.50 Lands Farm; £90.50 Yore House: Suffolk £100 Bank Head; £96.50 The Cottages; £95.50 Rosgill Head; £93.50 Raisgill Hall; £91.50 Waitby Farm; £91.50 Etherley House: Halfbred £96.50, £92.50 Cole Hill Farm: Cheviot £85.50 Thornship Farm; £81.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £74.50 Balgray Hill; £74.50 Rosgill Head: Mule £83.50 Mill Cottage; £83.50 Stripes Farm; £82.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £80.50 How Nook; £79.50 Stotley Hall Farm; £78.50 Milestones House; £78.50 Kilnmire: Lleyn £80 Bankwood: Rough £71.50 Kilnmire; £62.50 Waterhouses; £61.50 Ellergill: Swaledale £69 Kelmore Hill Farm; £66.50, £62.50 Asby Grange; £66.50 Stotley Hall Farm; £66 Asby Hall; £62.50 Whingill; £61.50 Scarrowmanwick; £60 Oakbank Farm; £60 West Briscoe; £60 Waterhouese: Scotch Blackface £63.50, £61.50 Balgray Hill; £60 Castle Hill: Herdwick £52.50 Kelmore Hill Farm.

Cast Rams

Bluefaced Leicester £100 Howgill Grange: Beltex £80 Hundith House: Swaledale £66.50 Ravenseat; £62.50 West Briscoe.