Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

28th July 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 5,717 sheep were forward consisting of 3,688 prime lambs, 1,423 cast sheep and 606 store lambs.

Topping the sale at £142 were a pair of 51kg Rouge cross lambs from Messrs Bell, Thethwaite Farm, Dalston.

Topping at 318.6p/kg were 43kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £137 from Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, Richmond.

Messrs Raine, Stanhope Gate Farm, Barnard Castle sold Texel lambs to £140 on two different occasions both for 56kg lambs. Also selling for £138 were a pen of Texel cross lambs also from Stanhope Gate.

Next selling for £137 were a pen of 45kg Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Dodd, West View, Temple Sowerby, also from this home were a pen of three 41kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £129.30 (315.4p/kg).

Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm sold a pair od 40kg Beltex cross lambs to make £125.80.

Messrs Skelton, Low House, Maryport sold 43kg Beltex cross lambs to make £135 (314.5p/kg)

A pen of 20 42kg Beltex cross lambs sold to make £128.30 (305.5p/kg) from Messrs Armstrong, Crossfell House, Milburn.

Mule lambs sold to £100.80 for a pen of 5 48kg lambs from Messrs Taylor, Waterhouses, Asby.

Messrs Bainbridge Dousgill Farm, Barningham sold a pen of 8 40kg Mules to make £90 (225p/kg).

Nothing more can be said than the sale was a resounding success on many different levels with the overall sale average of 238.2p/kg for 3,688 lambs this being 52p/kg up and for 2,200 more lambs sold on the corresponding week last year.

Over 30 pens of lambs sold between £130 – £142, with over 30 pens selling between 280-318p/kg.

All classes and weights from 30-60kg lambs were a flying trade throughout the sale with plenty of competition around the ring confirming selling your prime lambs in a live ring is hard to beat, especially with the full range of buyers here at Kirkby Stephen supplying many different outlets.

Cast sheep were a strong trade again with good pens of horned ewes being the best to sell on the night, with Swaledale ewes topping at £72.50 for a pen from Messrs Bainbridge, Ettersgill House, Barnard Castle.

Leading Averages

20        @        £128.30 (305.48p/kg) Crossfell House

11        @        £124.05 (243.66p/kg) Stanhope Gate

10        @        £122.23 (298.13p/kg) West View

10        @        £120.90 (265.13p/kg) Woodfoot (Maughan)

12        @        £120.50 (275.43p/kg) Easegill Head

34        @        £113.11 (255.82p/kg) Terrys Farm

40        @        £110.34 (245.20p/kg) Abbey Park

40        @        £108.99 (257.34p/kg) Bridge End

40        @        £108.31 (245.75p/kg) Langton Field

40        @        £106.54 (244.12p/kg) Hallbankgate Farm

17        @        £106.21 (236.64p/kg) Eden Flatt

74        @        £104.26 (262.51p/kg) Carkin Moor Farm

114      @        £104.83 (265.51p/kg) Marriforth

35        @        £104      (246.26p/kg) Helbeck Farm

30        @        £103.98 (253.36p/kg) Home Farm

72        @        £102.76 (250.71p/kg) Low House

20        @        £102.74 (254.74p/kg) Bonnygate

22        @        £102.35 (241.35p/kg) Rosegill Head

30        @        £102.12 (250.12p/kg) Starrah

30        @        £101.39 (236.52p/kg) Green Farm (Hodgson)

20        @        £100.96 (253.91p/kg) Dona Close

48        @        £100.90 (238.34p/kg) Black Syke

111      @        £100.77 (240.22p/kg) Kilnknowe

Leading Prices –

Spring Lambs

Price Per Head –:

Rouge £142 Thethwaite Farm: Texel £140(2), £138, £130(2), £115, £114.30 Stanhope Gate Farm; £133, £110 Terrys Farm;  £127, £122.80, £116.80, £110.80, £110.80 The Buildings Farm; £124, £117.80 Williamsgill Farm;  £120.80 Low House; £120 Martindale; £120, £114 Easegill Head; £120, £114 Bridge End Farm; £117.80 Fountain Head; £117, £112 Sunnymount; £116.80, £114 Kilnknowe; £116.80 Burton House; £116.80 Warden Hill; £115.80 Ormathwaite Farm; £115.80, £113.80 Green Farm; £115.80, £112.80, £110.80(2) Abbey Park; £115 Thethwaite Farm; £115, £113.80, £111.80 Lansmere; £114.80 Mount Pleasant Farm; £114.80 Low Hall; £114.80 Langton Field; £114.80 Helbeck Farm; £114.80, £114.30 Woodfoot; £114.80 Carkin Moor; £114 Clifton Moor; £113.80  Haithwaite; £113.80 Windygate; £113.30 Staingills; £112.80 Eden Flatt; £111.80 Black Syke; £111.80 Rosgill Head: Beltex £137, £125.80, £124.80, £110, £105.80, £105 Carkin Moor Farm; £137, £129.30, £120, £113.80 West View; £135, £116.30, £110, £108, £107, £105 Low House; £128.30 Crossfell House; £127.30 Woodfoot; £125 Staingills; £124.30 Easegill Head; £124, £114.80 Helbeck Farm; £123.30 Black Syke; £118.80, £106.80 Castle Hill; £117.30, £115.80, £115.30, £110.80, £110, £107.80, £105.80 Marriforth; £114.80, £112.80 Ash Garth; £113.80 West Lea; £112.80, £107.80, £105.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £112, £110.80 Terrys Farm; £111.30 Friar House Farm; £110.80 Stripes Farm; £110.30 Bridge End Farm; £110 Green Farm; £109.80, £108.80, £105 Bonnygate  Farm; £108 Thetheaite Farm; £106.30 Home Farm; £105 Fair View: Suffolk £120 Thethwaite Farm; £116.80, £107.80 Terrys Farm; £110.80 Black  Syke; £105.30 Wharton Hall: Dutch Texel £114.80 Terrys Farm: Charollais £112.80, £104.80 Helbeck Farm; £107.80 Claylands; £105 Clifton Moor; £100.80 Bonnygate Farm: Blue Texel £104.80 Starrah: Goat £104 Kilnknowe: Mule £100.80, £93.80 Waterhouses; £100 Starrah; £97.80 Easegill Head; £94, £90.30 Keisely Farm; £93.30 East Unthank Farm; £91.30 Eastfield Farm; £90 Dousgill Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £100 Ormathwaite Farm; £98 Hundith House: Lleyn £94.30 Rake Head: Cheviot £82 Stoneriggs:  Rough £75.80 Manor Court: Swaledale £72.80 West Briscoe; £65 Holly Cottage Barn; £63.80 Easegill Head: Scotch Blackface £70 Middle Bank End Farm.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 318.6p, 314.5p, 304.4p, 293.9p Carkin Moor Farm; 315.4p, 304.4p, 292.7p, 284.5p West View; 314p, 289.2p, 282.1p Low House; 310p, 280p Helbeck Farm; 305.5p Crossfell House; 300p Thethwaite Farm; 296.8p Ash Garth; 296p Easegill Head; 296p Woodfoot; 294.7p, 291.6p Terrys Farm; 293.6p Black Syke; 289.5p, 286.1p, 284.1p, 282.4p, 281.2p Marriforth; 289.2p Hallbankgate Farm; 281.1p Castle Hill: Texel 283p Terrys Farm; 277.6p Windygate; 268.6p Abbey Park; 266.1p Town End Farm; 264.5p Sykeside; 260.9p, 257.5p Carkin Moor Farm; 260.9p, 250.7p Langton Field; 260.9p Helbeck Farm; 260.8p Carpool; 259.8p, 250p(2) Stanhope Gate Farm; 259.5p Friar House Farm; 257.5p, 251.9p Staingills; 257p, 255.8p Low House; 256.1p Jardines; 255.6p Thethwaite Farm; 254.7p Row End Farm; 253.9p The Buildings Farm; 253.4p Kilnknowe; 253.3p Bridge End Farm; 253.3p Easegill Head; 252.4p Fell View Farm; 251.7p Green Farm; 250p Slealands:  Rouge 278.4p Thethwaite Farm: Blue Texel 262p Starrah: Charollais 258.5p Bonnygate Farm; 249.5p, 240p Helbeck Farm: Goat 253.7p Kilnknowe: Dutch Texel 249.6p Terrys Farm: Suffolk 240.9p Black Syke; 239.6p, 238.4p Terrys Farm; 239.3p Wharton Hall; 235.3p Middle Bank End Farm: Cheviot 225.9p Ellergill: Mule 225.1p Buckles Farm; 225p Dousgill Farm; 223.8p East Lowfields; 223.3p How Burn; 222.3p Easegill Head; 222.1p East Unthank; 220.2p Keisley Farm: Scotch Blackface 200p Middle Bank End Farm: Swaledale 202.2p West Briscoe; 178.3p East Unthank Farm; 171.1p Holly Cottage Barn: Rough 184.7p West Fell View.

Cast Ewes

Bluefaced Leicester £105.50 Woodfoot; £104.50 School Cottage; £101.50 Black Syke: Texel £118.50 High Beck Head; £109 Stripes Farm; £107.50 Rennels House; £105.50 Stanhope Gate Farm; £102, £100, £95.50, £95 Staingills; £100 Black Syke; £100 Hundith House; £98.50 Street House; £97.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage:  Suffolk £96.50 Helbeck Farm; £95.50 Lankaber; £90 Black Syke: Beltex £90 Easegill Head: Cheviot £87.50 Fell View; £73.50 Amersber Cottage: Lleyn £86.50 Helm Farm; £81.50 Woodfoot: Mule £86 Lockthwaite; £85.50 Eastfield Farm; £82.50 Flakebridge Farm; £82.50 Lankaber; £82.50 Gillcumber Edge; £81.50 Eden Flatt; £80.50 Raisgill Hall; £80.50 Row End Farm; £80.50 Black Syke; £80.50 Steeley Farm: Swaledale £80, £63.50 Warden Hill; £72.50 Ettersgill House; £70, £65 Kelmore Hill Farm; £68.50 Hundith House; £66.50 School Cottage; £63.50 Buckles Farm; £62.50 Greenriggs; £60.50 Rawthey Side; £60.50 Howgill Castle; £60.50 West Hindon Farm; £60 Dousgill Farm: Rough £60.50(2) Manor Court: Herdwick £50 Oxenthwaite.

Cast Rams

Texel £123.50 Chapel House; £100 Cairn Cottage: Bluefaced Leicester £120 Thorney Gale; £110 School Cottage: Beltex £90 Crossfell House: Swaledale £84.50 Rawthey Side; £80.50 Helbeck Farm; £75.50 Slip Cottage: Zwartble £84.50 Coupland Beck Farm; Rough £83.50 Manor Court; £75.50 Barugh House: