Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

11th August 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 5,026 sheep were forward consisting of 3,022 prime lambs, 1,218 cast sheep and 786 store lambs, which was well over double the amount of sheep on the same week last year!

Topping the sale at £145 was a 48kg Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, Richmond which was bought by West Scottish Lamb.

Topping at 322.2p/kg were a pen of 36kg Beltex cross lambs which made £116 from Messrs Skelton, Low House, Maryport.

Another pen of 13 37kg lambs sold to make £113.80 (307.6p/kg) also from Low House.

Messrs Skidmore, Needless Hall Farm, Toronto sold a pen of 3 40kg Beltex cross lambs to make £125 (312.5p/kg) selling to Vivers Scotlamb.

Heavy lambs were a strong trade with a pair of 58kg Texel lambs selling for £137 from Messrs Teward, New View Farm, Darlington which were bought by Mr A Slack.

Messrs Bellas, Croft Ends Farm, Appleby sold a pen of four 48kg Texel cross lambs to make £117.80 (245.4p/kg) selling to A Atkinson.

Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside, Middleton in Teesdale sold a pen of eight 47kg Texel cross lambs to make £116.30 (247.4p/kg)

Mule lambs sold to £94 from Messrs Birbeck, High Stennerskeugh, Ravenstonedale, which was bought by G. Lomax.

Messrs Hayton, Asby Grange topped the Mules at 208.4p/kg for a pen of 10 45kg lambs selling for £93.80 to G Lomax.

A pen of 20 43kg Mules sold to make £89.30 (207.7p/kg) from Kilnstown Farms, Carlisle with another pen of 17 45kg Mule lambs from this home selling for £93.30 (207.3p/kg)

Over 400 Mule lambs were forward on the night.

A proper fleshed pen of 31 34kg Swaledale lambs sold to make £65.30 from Messrs Thompson, East Unthank, Halthwaite which were bought by A Atkinson.

A wonderful overall sale average of 218.23p/kg for 3,022 lambs was achieved which was 31p/kg up on the same week last year for over double the lambs sold.

Cast sheep topped at £140 for a Texel ewe from Messrs Wharton, Galloper Garth, Tebay which was bought by Yorkshire Halal.

Mule ewes topped at £94.50 for a pen from Messrs Bainbridge, West Friar House, Barnard Castle which were bought by A Atkinson.

Blackfaced ewes topped at £73.50 for a pen of 10.

With an entry of 1218 cast sheep forward this being three times as many as the same week last year.

A much dearer trade for all classes was achieved and many more ewes can easily be sold to advantage on a weekly basis here at Kirkby Stephen.

Leading Averages
  14    @      £116.11    New View Farm
10    @      £108.80    West View
25    @      £108.08    Wilson House
12    @      £106.93    Bonnygate Farm
30    @      £106.17    Needless Hall Farm
23    @      £104.62    Croft Ends
30    @      £104.13    Newfield Farm
116    @      £100.54    Carkin Moor Farm
100    @      £100.02    Etherley House
218    @        £98.42    Marriforth

Leading Prices –

Spring Lambs

Price Per Head –:

Beltex £145, £112, £106.80 Carkin Moor Farm; £125, £112.80, £108.30, £101.80 Needless Hall Farm; £121.30, £105.80, £105.30; £104.30, £102.30 Bonnygate Farm; £117 Smardale Mill; £116.80, £110.30 Newfield Farm; £116.30, £107.30, £105.30 Marriforth; £116, £115, £113.80, £106.80, £104.50 Low House; £112.30 Black Syke; £110.80 Helbeck Farm; £110, £108.80, £106.80 Parkside; £108.80 West View; £107.80 Stripes Farm; £107.80, £103.80 Ascot House; £105.80 Barningham House; £105.30, £103.80, £100 West Briscoe; £103.30 Ash Garth; £103 Castle Hill; £102.80 Mid Farm; £102.80 Sawbridge Hall; £102 Little Beck; £101.30 Stripes Farm: Texel £137, £125(2), £103.80 New View Farm; £118.80, £110, £104, £102 Wilson House;  £118, £108.80, £102.80 Marriforth; £117.80, £115, £103.30, £101, £100 Croft Ends Farm; £116.30, £110 Parkside; £115 West End Farm; £110 Park House Farm; £109.80 New Hall Farm; £108.80 The Buildings Farm; £108, £103.30 Carkin Moor Farm; £105.80, £100.80 Helbeck Farm; £105.80 Sunnyside; £104.80 Low House ; £103.80 High Stennerskeugh; £103.80 Ash Garth; £102.30 Eden Flatt; £102, £101.30 Etherley House; £100.80 Rudd Hills; £100.80 Step Ends Farm: Suffolk £133 Home Farm; £114 Flat Chapel House; £102 Fell View; £99.80 Etherley House; £97.80 Middle Shipley Farm; £96.80 Glebelands: Blue Texel £112.80 Wilson House: Rouge £108.80 Low House: Charollais £105 Low House: Mule £94 High Stennerskeugh; £93.80 Asby Grange; £93.30 Ascot House; £93.30 Kilnstown; £92.30 Greenriggs; £92.30 Castle Hill; £92 Keisely Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £93.80 Kilnstown; £93.50 School Cottage: Cheviot £88.80 Helbeck Farm: Swaledale £80.80 Pinfold House; £70, £67.50, £65.30 East Unthank Farm; £65 Hill Top Farm: Rough £70.80 Kilnmire.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 322.2p, 307.6p, 287.5p, 270.6p, 267.9p, 260.5p Low House; 312.5p, 282p, 270.8p, 267p Needless Hall Farm; 302.1p Carkin Moor Farm; 300p Smardale Mill; 293.9p Barningham House; 288.8p Bonnygate Farm; 283.7p Ascot House; 279p West View; 278.1p, 275.8p Newfield Farm; 276.9p, 261.7p Marriforth; 273.9p Black Syke; 272.9p Home Farm; 272p Parkside; 264.9p Ash Garth: Texel 247.4p Parkside; 245.4p, 230p Croft Ends Farm; 243.7p, 236.7p, 231.7p Low House; 240.8p, 233.6p, 231.5p Marriforth; 240.2p, 237.3p Carkin Moor Farm; 240p Newfield Farm; 236.2p, 231.5p(2) New View Farm; 235.2p Park House Farm; 230.7p Ash Garth; 230.2p Etherley House: Blue Texel 245.2p Wilson House: Rouge 241.8p Low House: Charollais 250p Low House: Suffolk 219.2p Flat Chapel House; 216.6p Prospect House; 214.3p Home Farm; 213.5p Mid Farm; 212.3p Etherley House: Mule 208.4p Asby Grange; 207.9p Guise; 207.7p, 207.3p Kilnstown; 207.3p Ascot House: Cheviot 206.6p Townfoot; 206.5p Helbeck Farm: Swaledale 192.1p, 177.6p, 170.7p East Unthank Farm; 171.9p Pinfold House.

Cast Ewes

Texel £140 Galloper Garth; £132 New View Farm; £123 The Buildings Farm; £112.50 Home Farm; £110.50 Carkin Moor; £105.50(3) Upperlands Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £121.50 Bridge End Farm; £98.50 Galloper Garth: Rouge £120 Town End Farm: Suffolk £108.50, £94.50 Upperlands Farm; £96.50 Black Syke: Charollais £103.50 Upperlands Farm: Lleyn £94.50 Croup Farm: Mule £94.50 West Friar House; £88.50 Black Syke; £87.50 Bridge End Farm; £87.50 Home Farm; £84.50 Prospect Farm; £82.50 Bridge End Farm(Coulthard); £81.50 Barningham House: Teeswater £92.50 Crooksbeck: Beltex £90 Windygate: Zwartble £80.50 Barningham House: Cheviot £77.50 Westwick Farm; £76.50 Bents Farm: Rough £74.50 Crooksbeck; £67.50 High Lane; £66.50 The Gables; £65.50 Kilnmire: Scotch Blackface £73.50, £59.50, £57.50, 354.50 Guise: Swaledale £66.50 Prospect Farm Cottage; £65.50 Keisely Farm; £65.50 Bridge End Farm(Coulthard); £64.50 School Cottage; £64.50 Bridge End Farm(Brass); £64.50 Barningham House; £64 Westwick Farm; £63.50 Galloper Garth; £63.50 Stoneriggs; £62.50 High Stennerskeugh; £62.50 Eastfield Farm; £62.50 Fellside Farm; £62 Allotment Farm: Herdwick £65.50 Asby Grange.

Cast Rams

Texel £120 Upperlands Farm: Swaledale £75.50 Stanhope Gate Farm: