Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

24th November 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 4,091 sheep were forward consisting of 3,577 prime lambs and 514 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £137 were a pair of 42kg Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Maughan, Ash Garth, Great Asby which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Topping at 340p/kg were a pen of 35kg Beltex lambs which sold for £119 from Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby which were purchased by Vivers Scotlamb.

Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm, Lockerbie sold a pen of 10 43kg Beltex cross lambs to make £134.50 (312.8p/kg).

Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm sold a 51kg Rouge cross lamb to make £134 selling to Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Messrs Maughan, Ash Garth also sold a pen of 15 40kg Beltex cross lambs to make £125.30 (313.3p/kg)

Messrs Platt, Macclesfield sold a pen of 18 41kg Beltex cross lambs to make £123.80.

Mule lambs sold to £102 on two separate occasions for a pen of 15 51kg lambs from Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park Farm, Dufton which were bought by P. Burton, and also for a pen of 13 51kg lambs from Messrs Philipson, Glebe Farm, Kirkland which were bought by G Lomax.

Mules also topped at 217.3p/kg for a pen of 28 45kg lambs which made £97.80 from Weardale Estates, Garrigill which were bought by A. Atkinson.

Messrs Procter, Villa Farm sold a pen of 37 45kg Mules to make £95.80 212.9p/kg selling to G Lomax.

Another pen of 45kg Mules made £96.80 215.1p/kg from Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill.

Heavy lambs were a strong trade being the dearest seen so far on the week, with a pen of Texel cross Mules weighing 58kg selling for £116.30 from Messrs Jackson, Clarks Farm, Lamonby which were bought by G Lomax.

Another pen of 22 Suffolk cross Mules from this home weighing 58kg sold to make £113.80 also selling to G Lomax.

Gary Bell, Haas Side Farm sold 53kg Beltex cross lambs to make £128 (241.5p/kg) selling to Mr J Birkbeck.

Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, Richmond sold a pen of 22 Texel cross Mule lambs weighing 56kg to make £114 selling to West Scottish Lamb.

Another wonderful nights trading was achieved here at Kirkby Stephen with a SQQ average of 222.6p/kg and a overall sale average of 218.8p/kg for 3577 lambs which included 801 Mule and Horned lambs.

557 Mule lambs forward sold to average £92.44 (204p/kg)

Cast sheep were a sharper trade all round and topped at £140.50 for a cast Bluefaced Leicester ram from Messrs Cannon, Ellergill, Ravenstonedale.

Swaledale ewes were a stronger trade and topped at £63 for a pen of 25 from Messrs Heron, Eastfield Farm, Warcop. Plenty of pens of strong Swaledale ewes regularly exceeded £60.

Leading Averages

21 @ 41kg £121.61 296.6p Ash Garth
50 @ 44kg £120.68 274.3p Haas Side Farm
60 @ 43kg £115.83 269.4p New Pastures Farm
44 @ 47.5kg £115.17 242.5p Fawcett Park Farm
50 @ 56kg £112.03 200p Clarks Farm
10 @ 52kg £112.85 217p Terrys Farm
102 @ 51kg £110.34 216.4p Carkin Moor Farm
20 @ 54kg £110.13 204p Clifton Moor
137 @ 43.4kg £108.51 250p Hall Farm House
47 @ 46kg £107.28 233.2p High Field
40 @ 45kg £104.35 231.9p Haithwaite
24 @ 47.5kg £102.54 215.9p Low Hall
181 @ 45kg £102.15 227p Marriforth
40 @ 45.5kg £102.07 224.3p Hallbankgate Farm
13 @ 43kg £101.47 326p Skylin
46 @ 44.5kg £101.02 227p Towers Farm


Leading Prices –

Prime Lambs

Price Per Head –Beltex £137, £125.30 Ash Garth; £134.50, £128, £120, £118.30, £116.80 Haas Side Farm; £129, £126.30, £115(2), £114.30, £111.30, £110.80 Fawcett Park Farm; £127 Stripes Farm; £126.80 Wharton Hall; £126, £111.30 Marriforth; £125 Kedzlie Farm; £123.80, £120.80 New Pastures Farm; £122.80, £113.80, £112.30 Hall Farm House; £119, £117.80, £114 Carkin Moor Farm; £119 Castle Hill; £118.30, £115 High Field; £118.30, £112 West Briscoe; £117.80, £110.80 Skylin; £117.80 Ascot House; £116.80, £115.80 Starrah;  £116.30 Easegill Head; £115.30 Hallbankgate Farm: Rouge £134 Terry Farm: Texel £116.80 Argill House; £116.30, £110.80, £105.30, £105 Clarks Farm; £114, £112.30, £110, £109.80, £108.80 Carkin Moor Farm; £114(2), £107.30 Clifton Moor; £113 Wodencroft; £110.80, £105 Stotley Hall Farm; £110.80, £107.30 Haithwaite; £110 Haas Side Farm; £110 High Beck Head; £110 Fountain Head; £110(2) Bolton Fold Farm; £109.30 Helbeck Farm; £109 Villa Farm; £108.80, £106.80, £106.30 Marriforth; £107.80 Fawcett Park Farm; £107.80, £106.80 Raygill Farm; £106.80 Whygill Head; £106.80 Low Hall; £105.80 Town End Farm; £105.30, £105 Hensingham Road: Suffolk £113.80 Clarks Farm; £105.80 Helbeck Farm; £97.80 Bolton Fold Farm; £95.80 Villa Farm: Dutch Texel £110.80, £110 Terry Farm: Blue Texel £109.80 Starrah: Charollais £105.80 Carkin Moor Farm: Mule £102 Fawcett Park Farm; £102 Glebe Farm; £100.30 West Side House; £99.30 Argill House; £97.80 High Stennerskeugh; £97.80 Ashgill Farm; £97.30 Asby Grange; £96.80 Thorney Gale; £96.80 Castle Hill; £96.80 Woodbine House; £96.80 Intake Bottom; £96.30 Musgrave House; £96.30 Marriforth; £96.30 Briggle Farm; £95.80 Villa Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £99.50 Asby Grange: Border Leicester £97.30 West Farm: Cheviot £96.80 Carpool: Scotch Blackface £95 Hallbankgate Farm; £87 Castle Hill: Swaledale £80 Ashgill Farm; £78.80 Southwaite Farm; £76 High Birk Hatt; £75.80 Pennine View; £75(2) Park House Farm: Rough £78.30 Waterhouses; £77, £75.30 Galloper Park: Goat £70 Startforth Park:

Price per kilo –

Beltex 340p Castle Hill; 326.2p, 313.3p Ash Garth; 312.8p, 288.5p, 272.7p, 265.5p Haas Side Farm; 307.1p, 293.7p Fawcett Park Farm; 304.9p, 266.1p Kedzlie Farm; 302.1p Skylin; 302p, 287.6p New Pastures Farm; 294.5p Ascot House; 270.2p Stripes Farm; 299.5p, 275.7p Starrah; 294.9p Whaton Hall; 292.4p, 284.5p Hall Farm; 276p Outgang Farm; 269.5p Steeley Farm; 268.9p High Field; 268.1p Marriforth; 268.1p Hallbankgate Farm; 262.9p Town End Farm: Blue Texel 281.5p Starrah: Rouge 262.7p Terrys Farm: Texel 249.5p, 244.5p Haithwaite; 248.2p Park House Farm (Metcalf); 242.7p Whygill Head; 238.5p Marriforth; 232.9p Row End Farm; 232.4p Keld Farm; 231.8p Hallbankgate Farm; 231.5p Carkin Moor; 230.7p Littlebeck Farm; 230.7p Water Hall Farm; 230.2p Towers Farm(Wainwright MT): Charollais 225.8p Ellergill; 223.4p, 216.3p Towers Farm(MT Wainwright), 217p Towe End Farm; 215.9p Carkin Moor Farm: Cheviot 220p Carpool: Mule 217.3p Ashgill Farm; 215.1p Castle Hill; 212.9p Villa Farm; 210.4p Thorney Gale; 210.3p East Rackwood Hill Farm; 209.6p Bolton Fold Farm; 209.3p Marriforth; 207.5p Briggle Farm; 207.5p Ellergill; 207p Asby Grange; 206.1p Burton Hill; 205.5p Dousgill Farm: Dutch Texel 209.2p, 209.1p Terrys Farm: Suffolk 208.3p Villa Farm; 208.1p Bolton Fold Farm; 205.8p Briggle Farm; 205.6p Palliard: Masham 205.9p Bayles Farm: Border Leicester 202.7p West Farm: Goat 200p Stratforth Park: Scotch Blackface 197.9p Hallbankgate Farm; 197.7p Castle Hill: Swaledale 190p High Birk Hatt; 189.2p West End Farm; 184.2p Rudd Hills; 183.3p Ghyll Brow; 182.9p Park House Farm: Rough 174p Waterhouses.

Cast Ewes

Texel £136.50, £100 High Toft Hill Farm; £123.50 Fountain Head; £110 Sunny Gill Farm; £106, £105 High Beck Head; £105 Abbey Park: Suffolk £105 Etherley House: Mule £86 Musgrave House; £80 Stotley Hall Farm; £76.50 Briggle Farm; £76.50 High Toft Hill Farm; £76 Abbey Park: Beltex £84.50 High Field: Cheviot £80 Sunny Gill Farm; £70 Melbourne House: Rough £64 Crooksbeck: Swaledale £63, £60 Eastfield Farm; £62.50 Lanehead Farm; £61 Gapshields; £61 Bleathgill; £60.50 Low Rigg; £60 East Rackwood Hill Farm: Shetland £50.50 Pinewood Heights:

Cast Rams

Bluefaced Leicester £140.50 Ellergill: Texel £120 High Beck Head; £106 Leigh Croft; £105 Oak House: Beltex £114.50 Helbeck Farm; £98.50 Easegill Head: Swaledale £88.50, £77.50 Shieldhill Top; £78 Bleathgill:

Store Lambs

Beltex £86, £81, £77 Outgang Farm: Texel £78 West Underhurth, £70.50 Stephens Farm: Mule £75.50 Blades Field Farm; £74 Nova Scotia.