Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

17th November 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 4,205 sheep were forward consisting of 3,377 prime lambs, 595 cast sheep and 233 store lambs.

Topping the sale at £139 were a pair of 46kg Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Jackson, Little Beck, Kings Meaburn which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Topping at 347.2p/kg were a pen of 20 36kg lambs which sold for £125 from Messrs Slater, Whiteley Hay Farm, Cheshire and were bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Slater sold another pen of 14 38kg Beltex cross lambs to make £126 (331.6p/kg)

Messrs Dodd, Skylin, Temple Sowerby sold 51kg Beltex cross lambs to make £138 selling to Mr A Slack, with a pen of 39kg lambs from this home selling for £129.30 (331.5p/kg)

Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth, Ripon sold a pen of three 41kg Beltex cross lambs to make £131.30 (320.2p/kg).

Messrs Wynne was one of the quartet to make the journey up from Cheshire with some wonderful lambs and topped at 312.6p/kg for a pen of 18 38kg lambs which sold for £118.80.

Travelling down from the opposite direction was Messrs Kirkpatrick, Nether Place, Lockerbie who sold another great quality run of lambs to top at 308.7p/kg for a pen of 11 38kg lambs which sold for £117.30.

Messrs Hodgson, Green Farm, Shap sold 50kg Beltex cross lambs to make £135 selling to Vivers Scotlamb.

Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm sold a pair of 54kg Beltex cross lambs to make £134 selling to Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Mule lambs were a flying trade topping at £106 for 54kg lambs from Messrs Bell, Barnard Castle which were bought by G Lomax.

Messrs Lawson sold a pen of 20 Mule lambs weighing 48kg to make £100 (208.3p/kg) selling to P. Burton.

Another pen of 21 51kg Mule lambs sold for £100 from Messrs Hodgson, Green Farm, Shap also selling to P. Burton.

Mules also topped at 209.3p/kg for a pen of 20 46kg lambs which sold for £96.30 from Messrs Nutter, Manor Farm, Clitheroe which were bought by G Lomax.

The run of 60 Mule lambs from this home sold to average 46.5kg £95.93 (206.3p/kg).

All classes and weights of prime lambs were a truly outstanding trade here once again at Kirkby Stephen with a SQQ average of 223.09p/kg and an unbelievable overall sale average of 219.4p/kg being achieved for 3377 lambs which includes over 800 Mule and horned lambs.

10 pens of lambs sold in excess of £130.
30 pens and 115 lambs sold between £120-£139
12 pen and 110 lambs sold between 300-347p/kg
50 pens and 312 lambs sold between 270-347p/kg
804 Beltex cross lambs sold to average £110.05 and 260p/kg
503 Mule lambs forward sold to average £92.04 198p/kg

Every weight type, and condition of prime lambs are competitively covered by 14 active buyers supplying 28 different outlets here at Kirkby Stephen on a weekly basis.

Cast sheep topped at £142 for a Texel cast ram from Messrs Nattrass, Shieldhill Top, Alston.

Scotch Blackfaced ewes topped at £78 for a pen of 12 from Messrs Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie.

Leading Averages

16 @ 43kg £125.56 292p Little Beck
52 @ 38.8kg £121.50 312.45p Whiteley Hay Farm
10 @ 48kg £118.36 246.6p Terrys Farm
37 @ 49kg £115.58 235.9p Green Farm (Hodgson)
60 @ 43kg £114.01 265p New Pastures Farm
22 @ 47.8kg £113.41 237.3p Fawcett Park Farm
15 @ 40kg £109.17 272.4p Lansmere
175 @ 43kg £109.09 253.7p Hall Farm House
21 @ 45.9pkg £108.32 235.9p Skylin
181 @ 45.5kg £107.78 236.9p Marriforth
234 @ 43.5kg £107.30 246.7p Nether Place
71 @ 45kg £105.69 230.5p Langton Field
101 @ 47.2kg £105.29 222.8p Redgate
65 @ 44kg £105.16 239p Castle Hill
14 @ 43kg £104.73 243.1p Dona Close
51 @ 44kg £102.64 233.3p New Hammerbecks Farm
95 @ 43.9kg £101.27 230.4p Town End Farm

 

Leading Prices –

Prime Lambs

Price Per Head –

Beltex £139, £132, £125.30, £117.80 Little Beck; £138, £129.30, £128.80, £119.80, 3118.80 Skylin; £135, £131.80, £118.80 Green Farm; £134, £118.80 Terrys Farm; £131.30, £130, £120.80, £119.30, £188.80, £112.80, £112.30 Marriforth; £130, £114.30, £112.80 Castle Hill; £126.80, £120.30, £117.50, £117.30(2), £114.80 Nether Place; £126, £120, £115, £110 Fawcett Park Farm; £126, £125, £118, £117.80 Whiteley Hay Farm; £124.30, 3121.80, £118.80, £115.30, £114.80 Hall Farm House; £123.30, £116.30 Black Syke;  £120.30, £115.80, £111.80, £110.30 Langton Field; £120, £115.80, £114.30 Town End Farm; £119.30, £118.80, £117.30 New Pastures Farm; £118.80 Little Langton Grange; £117.80, £115.80, £115.30 Lansmere; £113.30 Stubsgill Farm; £118.30 Redgate: £116.30 Red House Farm: Texel £124, £120, £110, 3109.80, 3108.30, £107.30, £105.80, £100 Nether Place; £115.80, £114.80 Green Farm; £114.80, £106 Little Langton Grange; £111.30 Askrigg Hall; £110.80 Eden Flatt; £110.80, £104.80, £104.30, £101.80, £100 Langton Field; £110.30 West End Farm; £110, 3105.30, £100.80, £100 New Hummerbecks Farm; £108.30, £107, £102.80(2) Marriforth; £106.80 Potlands; £105.80 Hilton Road; £105.80, £104.80 Town End Farm; £105, £103.30(2) Redgate;  £105 Short Thorns Farm; £104.80 Wharton Hall;  £103.80 Castle Hill; £103.30, £102.30 Hall Farm House; £103, £101.80 Newton Farm; £102.80 Buddle House; £101.80 Dona Close;  £101.80 New Pastures Farm;  £101.80 Villa Farm; £100.30 Etherley House: Suffolk £124, £120 Scar Top; £100.30 Fawcett Park Farm; £100 Green Farm; £97.30 Starrah; £97.30 Villa Farm; £96.80 Wharton Hall; £95.80 Black Syke; £95.30 Little Langton Grange; £95 Briggle Farm: Blue Texel £118.80, £115 Nether Place; £108 Hilton Road: Dutch Texel £110, £106 Terrys Farm; £105.80, £105.00 Redgate: Mule £106 Hilton Road; £100 Green Farm (Hodgson); £100 Stubsgill Farm: £99 Croft House Farm; £97.80, £96.30, £93.30 Manor Farm; £97.80 Skylin; £96.30, £94.30 Red House Farm; £95.30 Keisley Farm; £94.80 East Todholes; £92.80 Castle Hill; £92.30 Marriforth; £92.30 Stoneriggs: Bluefaced Leicester £106, £105.80 Marriforth; £94 Ellergill: Zwartble £103.80 Redgate: Cheviot £101.80 Langton Field; £99.30 Hall Farm House; £96.30 Orchard Farm: Herdwick £89.30 Starrah: Swaledale £88.80, £77.80 East Todholes; £75.30 Force Garth; £73.50(2) High Birk Hatt; £72 Eller Gill Barn: Rough £78.80 Yew House: Scotch Blackface £78.80 Rampsholme Farm.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 347.2p, 331.6p, 302.1p Whiteley Hay Farm; 331.5p, 307.2p, 276.3p, 274p, 270.6p Skylin; 320.2p, 284p, 280.9p, 276.6p, 275.1p Marriforth; 312.6p, 302.1p, 297.1p, 296p, 273.3p Hall Farm House; 304.6p Little Langton Grange; 308.7p, 288.2p, 279.8p, 272.8p Nether Place; 302.2p, 291.4p, 287p, 280.5p Little Beck; 295.6p, 294.5p, 289.5p Lansmere; 295.5p Castle Hill; 291p, 276.3p, 272.8p New Pastures Farm; 282.4p, 273.4p Langton Field; 281.1p, 275.1p West Lea; 280.4p, 270p (2) Green Farm (Hodgson); 280p Fawcett Park Farm; 277.2p Dona Close; 276.9p, 274p Black Syke; 276.3p Stubsgill Farm; 270.5p Red House Farm; 270p Terrys Farm: Texel 302.1p, 235.6p, 233.7p Langton Grange; 275.1p, 264.1p, 249.5p, 238.5p, 230.9p, 230.8p Nether Place; 251.9p Town End Farm; 242.2p Lansmere; 242p Askrigg Hall; 234.4p, 234p New Hummerbecks Farm; 232.1p Breaks Hall: Blue Texel 237.6p Nether Place; 228.6p Newton Farm; 216p Hilton Road: Charollais 229.3p, 214p Orchard Farm; 220.7p Hall Farm House; 215.8p Little Langton Grange: Suffolk 226.3p, 226.3p Starrah; 221p, 210.4p Wharton Hall; 215.8p Waters Farm; 214.3p Nether Place; 211.8p Little Langton Grange; 210.5p Short Thorns Farm: Dutch Texel 220.8p Terrys Farm; 216.7p, 215.9p Redgate: Mule 209.3p, 207.3p Manor Farm; 208.3p Stubsgill Farm; 206.4p, 200.7p Villa Farm; 206.2p Castle Hill; 206.1p East Todholes; 205, 200.6p Red House Farm; 202.9p Dousgill Farm; 202.9p Keisley Farm; 200.7p Short Thorns Farm; 200.7p Stoneriggs: Zwartble 207.6p Redgate: Cheviot 204.9p Skylin; 199.6p Buckles Farm; 199.5p Yew House: Lleyn 204.1p Bank Hall: Rough 202.1p Yew House: Swaledale 193p, 185.2p East Todholes; 191.2p, 180p Eller Gill Barn: Scotch Blackface 187.6p Rampsholme Farm: Herdwick 182.2p Starrah.

Cast Ewes

Suffolk £105 Scar Top:

Texel £120 West Hindon Farm; £100 Ormathwaite Farm; £100, £94 Hilton Road; £100 Midtown Farm; £100 Shieldhill Top; £92 Etherley House; £90 Hardendale Hall; £90 Nether Place: Bluefaced Leicester £84 Midtown Farm; £80 Ashlea Farm House: Mule £80 Tanglewood; £80 Nether Place; £75 Middle Bank End Farm: Scotch Blackface £78 Nether Place; £70 Middle Bank End Farm; £64.50 Cowpertherwaite Farm:

Cheviot £78 Nether Place; £70 Hilton Road; £70 Cowperthwaite Farm: Swaledale £60 Hoggarths Farm; £57.50 Highfield House; £57.50 Keisley Farm; 57 Bollihope Shield Farm; £56 Nether Place; £55.50 The Edge; £54.50 Villa Farm; £54 Park House: Rough £58.50 High Wood End: Herdwick £50 Nether Place: Shetland £32.50 Almagill.

Cast Rams

Texel £142 Shieldhill Top: Bluefaced Leicester £110 Stoneriggs: