Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

6th October 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 3,783 were forward consisting of 2,455 prime lambs, 855 cast sheep and 473 store lambs.

The sale topped at £137 on two separate occasions firstly for a pair of 47kg Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Bell, Hallbankgate Farm, Brampton which sold to Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Also making £137 was a 53kg Beltex cross lambs from S Millman, Brackenslack, Mauld Meaburn which was also bought by Dowdings Butchers.

Topping at 329.7p/kg were a pen of 37kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £122 from Messrs Maughan, Ash Garth, Great Asby.

Another pen of 8 37kg lambs from this home sold to make £115.30 (311.6p/kg)

Messrs Skelton, Low House, Maryport sold their run of 173 lambs to top at £135 for 45kg Beltex cross.

Messrs Burbridge,  made the long journey up from Stamford, Lincolnshire with a great consignment of lamb to top at £133 for 45kg Beltex cross lambs.

Messrs Wynne, also travelled up from Glossop, Derbyshire for the first time with a wonderful consignment of 143 lambs to top at £130 (317.1p/kg) for a pen of 41kg Beltex cross.

A pen of six 42kg lambs from this home sold to make £128.

With another pen of 30 39kg lambs selling for £110.80 (284.1p/kg) from White House Farm

Trade was sharper than expected and was dearer than the end of the previous week and start of this week so far.

An overall SQQ sale average of 212.27p/kg was achieved.

Over 40 pens of lambs sold between £110-£137

34 pens of lambs sold between 260p/kg-329p/kg.

475 Beltex cross lambs forward sold to average £104.79 (253p/kg).

Cast sheep topped at £136.50 for Texel ram from Messrs Law, Crooksbeck, Ravenstonedale.

Messrs Slater, Dandy Farm, Macclesfield topped the ewe section at £135 for a pen of 20 Beltex cross ewes. With Messrs Slater, Whitley Hay Farm, Butley also selling Beltex cross ewes to £135.

Swaledale ewes sold to £63 for a pen of 20 from Kilnstown Farms, Carlisle.

Leading Averages
38      @      43.6kg      £114.19      (261.9p/kg)           Upper Brydekirk
26      @      45.8kg     £110.70       (241.7p/kg)            Halbankgate Farm
18      @      38kg         £109.42      (287.9p/kg)           Ash Garth
143    @      41kg         £109.22      (266.4p/kg)           White House Farm
54      @      41.6kg      £105.97      (254.7p/kg)           Park Farm
15      @      41kg         £105.80      (256.3p/kg)           Brackenslack (Millman)
14      @      41kg         £100.73      (245.7p/kg)           Castle Hill
44      @      47kg         £100.23      (213.3p/kg)           Green Farm
35      @      41.6kg      £100.08      (240.6p/kg)           Bridge End Farm

Leading Prices –

Prime Lambs

Price Per Head –:

Beltex £137, £115.80, £114.80, £111.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £137, £116.80, £109.80, £108.30, £101.80 Brackenslack (Millman); £135, £116, £112(2), £100.80 Low House; £133, £118, £115.80, £115, £114, £109.80(2), £103.80, £102.80, £100 Park Farm; £130, £128, £127, £118, £115.30, £110.80, £107.80, £106.30, £104.80, £104.30 White House Farm; £128, £124, £120, £116, £110, £107.80, £106.80, £105.80 Upper Brydekirk; £122, £115.30, £102.80 Ash Garth; £116.80, £106.50 Ascot House; £114.80, £105.80 Brackenslack(Seymour); £111.30, £100.80 Easegill Head; £109.30 Castle Hill; £107.80, £105.80 Windygate; £107.30, £105.80 Bridge End Farm; £105.80 Green Farm(Hodgson); £105.30 Prospect Park; £105 Carpool Farm; £102.30 Prospect Farm; £100.80 Black Syke: Texel £114.80, £113.80, £96.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £114.80, £110, £100.80, £99.80, £98.80(2), £97.30, £96.80, £96.30, £95.30, £95 Low House; £110, £95.80 The Howes; £110, £104.80, £95.80 Langton Field; £107.80 Abbey Park; £105 New View Farm; £103.30, £97.30, £96.80(2) Park House Farm(Metcalf); £103 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £102, £100.30 Park Farm; £101, £100.80 Abbey Park; £100.30, £97.80, £95.80 Bridge End Farm; £98.30(2), £97.80 Etherley House;  £98.30, £95.80 Jardines; £98.30 Musgrave House; £97.80, £96.80 Argill House;  £97.80 Balgray Hill; £97.30 Breaks Hall; £97 Green Farm; £96.80 Upper Brydekirk; £96.80 Buddle House; £96.80 Prospect Farm Cottage; £96.30 School Farm; £95.80, £95.30, £95 Brackenslack (Seymour); £95.80 Easegill Head; £95.80 New Hall; £95 Windygate; £95 Cairn Cottage: Blue Texel £105.80 Brackenslack(Seymour); Charollais £105 Low House; £94.80, £90 Brackenslack (Seymour); £93.80 Black Syke; £90(2) Whins Farm; £90 Orchard Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £100 Kirkland Fold: Rouge £98.80 Brackenslack(Millman); Suffolk £95 Green Farm; £91.50 Wharton Hall; £90(2) Whins Farm: Mule £90.80 Park House Farm; £88.80 Green Farm; £87(2) Argill House; £86 Galloper Garth: Border Leicester £86.50 West Farm: Masham £82 Crooksbeck: Cheviot £80 Mount Pleasant Farm; £80 Bents Farm: Swaledale £75 The Gables; £67.80, £66.80 Eller Gill Barn, £65.30 Rudd Hills: Rough £62 Town Head:

Price per kilo –

Beltex 329.7p, 311.6p, 263.6p Ash Garth; 317.1p, 310.5p, 304.8p, 297.2p, 288.3p, 284.1p, 274.5p White House Farm; 311.1p, 300p, 290p, 280p Low House; 310.8p, 295.6p, 287.8p, 281.5p, 274.5p, 269.3p Park Farm; 299.5p Ascot House; 295.2p, 278.1p, 260.9p Upper Brydekirk; 291.5p, 273.3p, 269.3p Hallbankgate Farm; 276.4p Windygate; 273.3p Castle Hill; 273.1p Ascot House; 268.3p Bridge End Farm; 267.8p, 264.1p Brackenslack (Millman): Texel 255.1p, 252.9p Hallbankgate Farm; 246p, 225.1p Park House Farm(Metcalf); 242.2p The Buildings Farm; 240p, 234.3p, 224.5p, 221.6p, 221.1p Low House; 239.6p Abbey Park; 239.5p, 222.1p, 222.9p Bridge End Farm; 238.5p, 220.8p Balgray Hill; 233.7p, 233.7p Brackenslack (Seymour); 231.7p, 222.6p Windygate; 229.2p Langton Field; 228p Park Farm; 226.2p Low House; 225.1p Upper Brydekirk; 223.4p Jardines; 223.4p, 222.3p Etherley House; 223.3p Rennels House; 223.3p Goodlie Hill Cottage; 221.1p Breaks Hall: Blue Texel 240.5p Brackenslack (Seymour): Rouge 228.3p Clockeld; 224.5p Brackenslack(Millman): Charollais 219.5p Orchard Farm; 214.3p Low House; 201.7p Brackenslack(Seymour): Suffolk 202p Mill Cottage; 199.5p Fell View; 194p Forest Farm; 193.2p Upper Brydekirk: Cheviot 195.1p Bents Farm: Swaledale 190.6p Buddle House; 167p Eller Gill Barn; 163.3p High Birk Hatt; 163.3p Rudd Hills: Mule 185p Sunnybrae; 182.2p Ellergill; 180.7p High Stennerskeugh.

Cast Ewes

Beltex £135 Whitley Hay Farm; £135 Dandy Farm; £90 Ash Garth: Texel £130, £100 Whiteley Hay Farm; £120 West End Farm; £105 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £104.50 Steeley Farm; £100 New View Farm; £100 Low House: Bluefaced Leicester £95 Buckles Farm: Suffolk £90 Black Syke: Mule £84 Low House; £76.50 Stanhope Gate Farm: Cheviot £80 Steeley Farm; £78.50 New View Farm: Lleyn £75.50 Low House: Swaledale £63(2), £56 Kilnstown; £58 West End Farm; £57.50 School Cottage; £56 Green Gill Farm: Rough £50 Town Head; £50 Crooksbeck.

Cast Rams

Texel £136.50 Crooksbeck: Beltex £90 Low House: Swaledale £68.50 Grains O Beck; £64 Buckles Farm; £63.50 Hoggarths Farm: