Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

21st July 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 4,030 sheep were forward consisting of 2,523 prime lambs and 1,507 cast sheep. 563 more lambs were sold than on the same week last year and making 36p/kg more on the year.

Topping the sale at £126 was a 50kg Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth, Ripon which was bought by Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Topping at 295.6p/kg were a pen of 22 39kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £115.30 from Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, Richmond.

Selling from this same home were a pen of 26 41kg Beltex cross lambs which made £118.30 (288.5p/kg). With a pen of 20 44kg Texel cross lambs selling for £114.80 also from this home.

The fantastic consignment off 157 lambs from Carkin Moor Farm sold to average 42kg £110.27 (262.5p/kg)

Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth, Ripon sold a pen of 10 38kg Beltex cross to male £107.30 (282.4p/kg)

Mule lambs topped at £98 for a pen from Messrs Stephenson, The Gables, Ravenstonedale.

Messrs Bewley, Mid Farm, Wigton sold a pen of 5 37kg lambs to make £103.30 (279.5p/kg).

Messrs Thompson, Newfield Farm, Sedbergh sold a pen of 4 40kg lambs to make £110 (275p/kg)

Heavy lambs were in very strong demand once again with very few of these being forward. 51kg Texel cross lambs sold to £116.80 from Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, with another pen of 13 48kg Texel cross lambs selling for £112.50 (234.4p/kg) from this home.

Messrs Chester, Grassgill Lodge, Soulby sold 46kg Texel cross lambs to make £113.80.

Messrs Allinson, Windygate sold 45kg Beltex cross lambs to make £115.

Pens of good meated first cross lambs also sold well with a pen of 14 43kg Texel cross Mule lambs selling for £95 from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Distington.

Cast sheep of all classes were a great trade being similar on the week. Topping at £140 were Texel cross ewes from Messrs Brannen, Scar Top, Newbiggin.

Cheviot ewes topped at £97.50 for a pen of 4 from Messrs Bell, Hallbankgate, Brampton.

Mule ewes sold to £88.50 for a pen of 10 from Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm, Bishop Auckland.

Swaledale ewes topped at £71.50 for a pen of 10 from Messrs Slack, Stoneriggs, Hilton.

With Messrs Brown, Asby Hall, Asby and Messrs Dawson, School Cottage, Kentmere both selling pens of Swaledale ewes to £70.50.

Leading Prices –

Spring Lambs

Price Per Head –:

Beltex £126, £112, £111.80, £107.30(2), £106.80, £105.30, £105, £102, £101.30 Marriforth; £118.30, £116.80, £115.30, £104.30 Carkin Moor Farm; £115 Windygate; £110.80 Abbey Park; £110, £106.80, £106.50, £102.30, £100 Newfield Farm; £104.30, £100 Stubsgill Farm; £103.80 Grassgill Lodge; £103.30, £102.80 Mid Farm; £100 Goodlie Hill Farm: Texel £115 Scar Top; £114.80, £112.50, £112.30, £103.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £113.80 Grassgill Lodge; £112 The Gables; £111.50, £96.80 Townfoot; £111.30, £108.30, £105.80, £96.50(2) Abbey Park; £106.80(2) East Leaside; £106.80, £98.80 Marriforth; £105.80, £100, £98 Villa Farm; £104 High Street; £104, £100 Crookholm Farm; £101, £96.30 Jardines; £101, £96.30 Dona Close; £100 Ellergill; £99.80, £96.30 School Farm; £98, £95.50, £95 Midtown Farm; £97.50 Haithwaite; £96.50 Calva Farm; £95.80 Etherley House; £95.50 Waterhouses; £95.30 Keld Farm; £95.30 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £95 Clifton Moor; £95 Stubsgill Farm: Blue Texel £110 Plumtree House: Dutch Texel £110, £92.80 Crookholme Farm: Zwartble £98.80 Holmrook: Mule £98 The Gables; £94.50 Pennine View; £88.80 Grayrigg Hall; £88 Martindale Farm; £83.80 Eastfield Farm; £80.80 Buckles Farm; £80 Town End Farm: Charollais £96.80 Barrowmoor Road: Suffolk £95.30, £89.30, £88.30 Villa Farm; £90.80 Etherley House; £86.80 Scar Top: Bluefaced Leicester £90, £86.80 Carrholme: Kerry Hill £85 Raby Cottage: Cheviot £80 Stoneriggs: Swaledale £65.80 Pennine View; £55 Stoneriggs: Rough £59.30 High Lane; £54.80 Kilnmire.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 295.6p, 288.5p, 260.8p Carkin Moor; 282.4p, 263.3p, 259.7p, 255.5p, 254.3p, 253.4p, 252p Marriforth; 279.2p, 270.5p Mid Farm; 275p, 267p, 266.3p, 250p Newfield Farm; 267.4p Stubsgill Farm; 263.8p Abbey Park; 259.5p, 254.7p Grassgill Lodge; 257.6p Goodlie Hill Cottage; £255.6p Windygate; 253.4p Little Beck: Texel 260.9p, 255.2p, 234.4p, 231.2p, 230p Carkin Moor; 251.9p, 247.3p, 240.5p Abbey Park; 247.4p Grassgill Lodge; 241.8p, 238.1p Crookholm Farm; 240.8p Jardines; 239.2p, 234.5p Marriforth; 234.9p Dona Close; 233.3p Windygate: Dutch Texel 255.8p, 244.2p Crookholm Farm: Blue Texel 224.5p Plumtree House: Zwartble 219.6p Holmrook: Charollais 217.9p Caldwell Farm; 215.1p Barrowmoor Road; 213.7p East Mellwaters: Suffolk 216.6p, 212.6p, 210.2p Villa Farm; 213.6p Briggle Farm; 211.7p Scar Top; 211.2p Etherley House: Mule 206.5p Grayrigg Hall; 205.4p Pennine View; 204.2p The Gables: Cheviot 205.1p Stoneriggs: Swaledale 173.2p Pennine View.

Cast Ewes

Texel £140 Scar Top; £120, £100 Parkside; £120, £106.50, £105, £102 Etherley House; £120, £109.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £118.50, £100 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £116, £115.50, £105, £100.50, £100 Carkin Moor Farm; £100 Abbey Park: Suffolk £108.50, £94.50 Whins Farm; £103.50 Etherley House; £101.50 Littleburn Farm; £100.50 New View Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £107.50 Whingill; £86.50, £82.50 Asby Hall; £81.50 Hilton Road: Halfbred £98 Carkin Moor Farm: Cheviot £97.50, £72.50 Hallbankgate Farm: Zwartble £95.50 High Hermitage Farm(Booth): Charollais £92.50 Whins Farm: Mule £88.50 Whins Farm; £82.50 Yore House; £81.50 Brownber Farm; £81.50 hilton Road; £80 Stubsgill Farm: Hampshire £85.50 Porthy Green: Dorset £76.50 School Hill: Swaledale £71.50 Stoneriggs; £70.50 Asby Hall; £70.50, £60.50 School Cottage; £64.50 Park House Farm; £63.50 East Lowfields; £62.50 The Croft: Rough £70.50 Sproat Ghyll; £70 Kilnmore; £66.50 Dale View; £62.50 Waterhouses; £60 High Lane: Scotch Blackface £66.50 High Hermitage Farm(Sanderson): Herdwick £55 High Hermitage Farm(Booth).

 

Cast Rams

Bluefaced Leicester £104.50 Villa Farm: Swaledale £78 Villa Farm; £75 Bleathgill; £74.50 Parkside.