Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

25th August 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 3,713 sheep were forward consisting of 1,851 prime lambs, 1,209 cast sheep and 653 store lambs.

Topping the prime lambs at £126 was a 49kg Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Armstrong, Moor Riggs, Penrith which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Topping at 297.1p/kg were a pen of 18 35kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £104 from Messrs Slater, Whiteley Hay Farm, Cheshire, another pen of 14 36kg Beltex cross lambs sold to make £106.30 (295.3p/kg) also from this home.

The whole consignment of 65 lambs from Whiteley Hay Farm sold to average 36.2kg £105.93, 292.6p/kg.

Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan sold 46kg Beltex cross lambs to make £124.

Page Farm Partnership, Rookwith House, Ripon sold a pen of 5 45kg Beltex cross lambs to make £120.

Heavy sheep were a flying trade with a pen of 5 52kg Texel cross lambs making £117.80 from Messrs Cockburn, South House, Soulby which were bought by A. Atkinson.

Mule lambs topped at £92.80 for a pen from Messrs Ewin, Eden Flatt, Warcop.

Messrs Robinson, Martindale Farm, Crosby Garrett sold 45kg Mules to make £90.80 (201.8p/kg)

Messrs Wharton, Keisley Farm, Murton sold a pen of 17 42kg Mule lambs to make £83.80 (199.5p/kg)

An overall sale average of 210.6p/kg was achieved which was 10p/kg up on the week, and 27p/kg up on the same week last year.

335 Beltex cross lambs forward in total sold to average £101.06 (250p/kg) with over 40 pens of lambs selling between 250-297p/kg and over 30 pens of lambs selling between £100 – £126.

Good meated lambs, heavies, and the best quality lambs were all in short supply with all types achieving premium returns and more sheep could have easily been sold well!

Cast sheep section topped at £156.50 for a Cast Texel Ram from Messrs Pearson, Sunny Mount, Long Marton which was bought by Lancashire Direct Halal.

Cast ewes topped at £136.50 for a pen of Texel cross ewes from Messrs Sayer, Town End Farm, Penrith.

Messrs Somerville, Lansmere, Penrith sold a pen of 5 Texel cross ewes to make £130.

Leading Averages
12      @      £114.68    (214.7p/kg)      South House
10      @      £107.62    (260.33p/kg)    Bonnygate Farm
10      @      £107.88                            Mill View
24      @      £106.57    (262.06p/kg)    Newfield Farm
30      @      £104.61    (253.28p/kg)    Upper Brydekirk
10      @      £104.04    (258.01p/kg)    Ascot House
15      @      £101.10    (248.61p/kg)    Parkside
10      @      £100.96                            Eden Flatt
21      @      £100.35    (234.14p/kg)    Green Farm
40      @      £100.14    (218.71p/kg)    Rookwith House
10      @        £98.47                            Mill Moor
14      @        £98.37    (227.64p/kg)    Woodfoot
13      @        £96.65    (220.65p/kg)    Low Hall
28      @        £96.62    (220.59p/kg)    Row End Farm
10      @        £96.24    (222.78p/kg)    Lower Griseburn
14      @        £95.80                            West End Farm
25      @        £95.73                            Abbey Park
45      @        £95.22    (237.39p/kg)    Marriforth

Leading Prices –

Prime Lambs

Price Per Head –:

Beltex £126, £112.80, £110.80, £110 Moor Riggs; £124, £118.80, £116.80, £115.80, £110.30 Upper Brydekirk; £120.80, £115.80, £104.80, £103, £100.80 Bonnygate Farm; £120 Rookwith House; £118.80 Easegill Head; £116.80 Bridge End Farm; £116.80, £112.80 Newfield Farm; £116.80, £112.80 Ascot House; £114.80, £105.30 Green Farm; £112.30, £102.30 Marriforth; £111.80, £109.80 Parkside; £109.80, £107.80 Grassgill Lodge; £108.30, £106.30, £105.50, £104 Whiteley Hay Farm; £106.80 Row End Farm; £104.30 Woodfoot; £103 South House: Texel £117.80(2), £110 South House; £110.80, £103.30 Parkside; £110.80, £105, £100 Eden Flatt; £110, £106.80 Mill View; £109.30 Bridge End; £108.80, £105, £100.80, £100 Rookwith House; £107.80 Mill Moor; £107.80 Whiteley Hay Farm; £104 Abbey Park; £103.80 Green Farm(Hodgson); £103.80, £102.80 Row End Farm; £103.80 Low Farm; £100 High Griseburn; £100 Lands Farm; £100 New Hall Farm: Hampshire £104 Mill View: Blue Texel £96.30 Rookwith House; £92.80 Low Hall: Suffolk £95.80 Knock Cross cottage; £94.80 Forest Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £94 School Cottage: Mule £92.80 Eden Flatt; £90.80 Martindale Farm; £90.80 low Farm; £90 Eastfield Farm; £88.30 Keisley Farm; £88 Red House Farm; £86.30 Hill House West: Cheviot £88.30 Thornship Farm: Rough £72 Yew House; £72 Manor Court: Swaledale £60 Stoneriggs.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 297.1p, 295.3p, 293.1p, 292.7p Whiteley Hay Farm; 289.8p, 289.5p, 278.1p, 269.6p Upper Brydekirk; 286.1p, 275.7p, 268.4p Bonnygate Farm; 284.9p, 282p Newfield Farm; 282p, 278.1p Ascot House; 274.4p, 268.6p, 263.8p Moor Riggs; 273.9p Marriforth; 270p Easegill Head; 268.5p Parkside; 267.8p Grassgill Lodge; 266.7p Rookwith House: Texel 252p Parkside; 248.4p Bridge End Farm; 235.9p Row End Farm;  234.3p Whiteley Hay Farm; 232.4p Abbey Park; 231.7p Fair View; 230.8p Askrigg Hall; 226.5p South House; 225p Lands Farm; 224.5p Town End Farm; 222.3p Low Hall; 220.9p Green Farm; 220p Upper Brydekirk: Blue Texel 235p Moor Riggs: Cheviot 205.3p Thornship Farm: Mule 201.8p Martindale Farm; 199.5p, 196.2p Keisley Farm; 196.1p Hill House West; 195.6p Red House Farm; 193.6p School Cottage; 193.2p Low Farm; 191.5p Eastfield Farm: Suffolk 201.7p Forest Farm; 196.8p Mill Cottage: Rough 180p Yew House: Swaledale 172.9p Rudd Hills.

Cast Ewes

Texel £135.50 Town End Farm; £130(2) Lansmere; £120 Hopewell Farm; £117.50, £108.50 Upperlands Farm; £110 Fountain Head; £110 Storeriggs ; £110 Abbey Park; £108.50 Windygate: Bluefaced Leicester £109.50, £95.50 Kilnstown; £90 Upperlands Farm: Suffolk £103.50, £96.50, £93.50, £91.50(2) Upperlands Farm: Charollais £102.50, £96.50 Upperlands Farm: Zwartble £100 Windygate: Beltex £100 Rookwith House; £100 Upperlands: Dutch Texel £90 Terrys Farm: Cheviot £85.50 Upperlands Farm: Mule £82.50 Martindale Farm(Wearmouth); £80 Rookwith House; £77.50 Jardines; £76 Ormathwaite Farm; £75 Cranberry:Masham £75.50 Sykeside: Swaledale £60 Woolpits Hill; £60, £54.50 Kilnstown; £59.50 High Birk Hatt; £58.50 Stoneriggs; £56.50 Sunrise House Farm: Jacob £49.50 Town Head Farm.

Cast Rams

Texel £156.50 Sunny Mount; £101 Upperlands: Bluefaced Leicester £122.50 Gillcumber Edge: Beltex £92.50 Martindale Farm (Wearmouth); Swaledale £76.50 High Birk Hatt; £70 Valley Farm.