Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 2871 sheep were forward consisting of 2214 prime lambs and 657 cast sheep.
Topping the sale at £149 was a 63kg Texel cross lamb from Messrs Horn, Lower Griseburn, Great Asby which was bought by James Birkbeck.
Topping at 314.5p/kg was a 40kg Beltex cross lamb which sold for £125.80 from Messrs Bell, Hallbankgate Farm, Brampton which was bought by Vivers Scotlamb.
Messrs Mellor, West Hale Farm, Doncaster sold a pair of 42kg Beltex cross lambs to make £132 (314.3p/kg) purchased by Vivers Scotlamb.
Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside, Barnard Castle sold a 51kg Beltex cross lamb to make £138, with another pair of 51kg Texel cross lambs from this same home selling to make £137 to Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.
Mule lambs sold to top at £96 for a pen of 25 weighing 48kg from Messrs Hayton, Asby Grange, Great Asby which were bought by Janan Meat.
Messrs Nicholson, Claylands Farm sold a pen of 10 (45kg) Mule lambs to make £90.30 (200.7p/kg) selling to Yorkshire Halal Meats.
Heavy lambs were a very strong trade with 50kg Texel cross lambs selling for £116.90 (233.6p/kg) from P Brown, Oak House, Ravenstonedale bought by Steadman Butchers, Kirkby Stephen.
Messrs Bell, Hallbankgate Farm sold a pen of 6 (48kg) Texel cross lambs to make £110 (229.21p/kg) selling to Hartshead Meats.
Messrs Ellwood, Old Mill Flatt, Newby sold 49kg Texel cross lambs to make £110, selling to West Scottish Lamb.
Messrs Raine & Davidson, Thorney Gale, Stainmore sold a pen of 13 (48kg) Texel cross Mule lambs to make £105, selling to West Scottish Lamb.
Good meated Texel cross Mule lambs sold to 220.7p/kg for a pen of 20 (45kg) lambs, selling for £99.30 from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Workington which were bought by Janan Meat.
Another pen of 20 Texel cross Mules from this same home weighing at 46kg sold to make £100.30 (218p/kg), selling to West Scottish Lamb.
Smart bred Continental cross lambs were in short supply and many more of these types are needed to fullfill strong buyer demand.
60 @ 45kg £102.02 (226.7p/kg) Stubsgill Farm
40 @ 42kg £112.15 (267p/kg) West Hale Farm
30 @ 45kg £105.46 (234.4p/kg) Thorney Gale
28 @ 48kg £103.18 (215p/kg) Etherley House
23 @ 46.5kg £114.12 (245p/kg) Parkside
36 @ 45.6kg £110.50 (242.3p/kg) Hallbankgate Farm
44 @ 41kg £ 98.37 (240p/kg) Haithwaite
40 @ 42.8kg £100.12 (234p/kg) Little Langton Grange
23 @ 42.8kg £100.08 (257.2p/kg) Dona Close
23 @ 45kg £ 98.50 (219p/kg) Midtown Farm
Leading Prices –
Price Per Head –:
Texel £149 Lower Griseburn; £137, £104, £102 Parkside; £121.80, £114.30, £105 Thorney Gale; £119.80 Mill Cottage; £116.80 Oak House; £115 Parkside; £110.80 Helbeck Farm; £110.80 Potlands; £110 Trainriggs Farm; £110, £108.80 Old Mill Flatt; £110, £101.50 Hallbankgate Farm; £110 Haithwaite; £107.80 Orchard Farm; £105.80, £103.80, £100.30 Stubsgill Farm; £105.30, £105, £102 Etherley House; £105 Ling Cottages; £105, £100 Eden Flatt; £105 Midtown Farm; £104 Newsham Grange; £102.80 Sunrise House Farm; £101.30 Little Langton Grange, £100 Ellergill; £100 Galloper Garth; £100 Mill Moor: Beltex £138, £130, £120, £110, £104 Parkside; £132, £119.80, £118.80, £114.80, £105.80 West Hale Farm; £128.30, £125.80, £122, £117.80, £115.30 Hallbankgate Farm; £118, £105.80 Stubsgill Farm, £115.30, £100.30 Dona Close; £110.80 Fair View; £110.80, £100 Haithwaite; £110.80 Bollam Terrace(Bousfield); £107.80, £103.80 Easegill Head; £105.80 Stoneriggs; £105.30 Green Gill Farm; £105 Far Shields; £100.80 Amersber Cottage; £100.30 Mid Farm: Charollais £100 Little Langton Grange: Suffolk £98.80 Little Langton Grange: Mule £96 Asby Grange; £95, £91.30 Keisley Farm; £92.30 Gilts; £92 Eden Flatt; £91.80, £90.80 Milehouse Vet Centre; £91.30 Glebe Farm; £90.30, £90 Galloper Garth; £90.30 Claylands Farm; £90 Eastfield Farm: Dutch Texel £93.80 Southwaite Farm; £91.80 Trainriggs Farm: Cheviot £86.30 Mid Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £85 Waterhouses: Swaledale £82 Keisley Farm; £64.50 Rawthey Side: Blackface £75 Middle Bank End Farm: Herdwick £66.80 Rawthey Side: Rough Fell £66.80 Kilnmire; £64 Manor Court (Dodd)
Price per kilo –
Beltex 314.5p, 298.4p, 274p, 262p, 259.6p Hallbankgate Farm; 314.3p, 282.9p, 280p, 266.2p West Hale Farm; 291.6p Haithwaite; 285.9p Stoneriggs; 284.1p Bollam Terrace (Bousfield); 282.6p, 279.1p, 270.6p, 250p Parkside; 281p Stubsgill Farm; 270p Green Gill Farm; 263.9p Mid Farm; 263.9p, 262p Dona Close; 261.6p Lower Griseburn; 257.7p Fair View; 253.2p Easegill Head: Texel 284.1p Helbeck Grange; 270.7p, 254p Thorney Gale; 268.6p Parkside; 254.9p Mill Cottage; 241.2p Little Langton Grange; 241p Martindale Farm; 240.5p, 235.9p Stubsgill Farm; 238.3p Haithwaite; 236.5p Lower Griseburn; 233.6p Oak House: Dutch Texel 229.5p Trainriggs Farm: Charollais 227.3p Little Langton Grange: Suffolk 214.8p Little Langton Grange; 205.9p Dale View; 205p West Underhurth: Rouge 213.8p Lower Griseburn: Blue Texel 212.6p Town Head Farm: Cheviot 205.5p Mid Farm: Mule 200.7p Claylands Farm; 200p Asby Grange; 199.5p Pinfold House; 198.5p Keisley Farm; 198.4p Ashgill Farm; 197.1p Rudd Hills; 197.1p School Cottage; 196.3p Galloper Garth; 195.1p Windygate; 195.1p Oak House: Swaledale 183.2p Stoneriggs:
Texel £118, £110 Fountain Head; £115 Greenlees; £110 Bridge End Farm; £110, £100 Hallbankgate Farm; £105 Outgang Farm; £102 Middle Bank End Farm; £100 Trainriggs Farm: Beltex £112.50, £95, £90 Outgang Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £100 Waterhouses: Suffolk £105, £90 Hallbankgate Farm: Cheviot £93.50, £71.50 Hallbankgate Farm: Mule £80 Ellergill; £80 White Kirkley Farm; £78.50 Brownber Farm; £78 Bridge End Farm; £77.50 Yore House; £76.50 Galloper Garth; £76.50 Green Gill Farm: Jacob £70 Ellergill: Swaledale £63.50 Yore House; £60.50 Slip Cottage; £60 Dirt Pit Farm; £60 Glebe Farm; £57.50 Oak House; £56.50 Sykeside; £56.50 Rawthey Side; £56 White Kirkley Farm: Rough Fell £62 Galloper Park; £58.50 Ellergill; £55.50 x2 Beckstones:
Texel £90 Hartley Castle: Swaledale £75.50 Dirt Pit Farm; £62.50 Hoggarths Farm: Herdwick £70.50 Nags Head Farm: