Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

12th January 2021

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 3,519 sheep were forward consisting of 2,855 prime hoggs and 664 cast sheep.

Topping the prime hoggs at £162.80 were a pair of 43kg Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Hebson, Chapel Farm, Carlisle.

Topping at 402.6p/kg were a pen of 38kg Beltex cross hoggs which made £153 from Messrs Jackson, Little Beck, Kings Meaburn.

Messrs Maughan, Ash Garth, Great Asby sold a pen of three 36kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £144.30 (400.8p/kg).

Messrs Wynne, Derbyshire sold 42kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £159.30.

Messrs Dinsdale, High Field, Morland sold a pen of four 42kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £158.80.

Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Distington sold 39kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £155 (397.4p/kg).

Messrs Jackson, Little Beck sold a pen of seven 40kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £154.30 with another pen of four 40kg hoggs from this home selling for £156.30 (390.8p/kg).

The 21 hoggs from Little Beck sold to average a whopping £154.72 (379.5p/kg)

Messrs Platt, Macclesfield sold a pen of 18 40kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £151.80 (378.3p/kg)

Mule hoggs topped at £136 for a pen of 62kg from Messrs Smith, Kelmore Hill Farm, Distington which were bought by A Slack.

Mule hoggs also topped at a massive 270.5p/kg for a pen of 25 43kg hoggs which sold for £116.30 from Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth, Ripon.

Trade for every weight, type and breed of sheep was literally on fire with a overall sale average from 2855 hoggs of 273.1p/kg and an SQQ of 280.58p/kg being achieved which included over 900 Mule and horned hoggs, with an overall average per head of £118.20 being achieved.

23 lots and 94 hoggs sold between £150-£162

55 lots and 224 hoggs sold between £140-£162

73 lots and 332 hoggs sold between 300-402p/kg

556 Beltex cross hoggs sold to average £133.03

386 Mules hoggs sold to average £110.88 and 250p/kg

Blackfaced hoggs sold to 271p/kg for a pen of 18 42kg which made £113.80 from Messrs Addison, Greystone House, kings Meaburn.

A pen of eight 44kg Swaledale hoggs sold for £113.30 (257.5p/kg) from Todholes Partnership, Elsdon.

Messrs Elliott, Harbour Flatt, Murton sold a pen of 21 43kg Swaledale hoggs to make £108.80 (253p/kg)

Good meated pens of lightweight hoggs were in extreme demand with a pen of 47 35kg Swaledale hoggs making £90.80 (259.4p/kg) from Weardale Estates, Alston.

The whole run of 100 lightweight Swaledale hoggs from this home sold to average 35kg £88.70 (253.41p/kg).

Cast sheep were also a flying trade with all classes being dearer once again.

Topping this section at £175 was a Beltex cross ewe from Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, Richmond.

Mule ewes topped at £126.50 for ewes from Messrs Dunne, Birks Farm, Bleatarn.

Strong pens of mule ewes took the biggest jump with plenty of pens selling between £112-£115.

Swaledale ewes topped at £88.50 for a ewe from Messrs Allinson, West Briscoe, Barnard Castle. Several pens of Swaledale ewes exceeded the £80 mark, and a pen of 20 selling for £77.50 from Messrs Foster, West End Farm, Bowes.

Rough fell ewes sold to £93.50 for a pen of 6 from Messrs Hebson, Chapel Farm, Carlisle..

Leading Hogg Consignment Averages

21 @ 40kg £154.72 379.57p Little Beck
56 @ 42.2kg £144.99 343.02p New Pastures Farm
14 @ 46kg £141.86 307.91p Littleburn
9 @ 42.7kg £141.58 330.96p Lansmere
41 @ 47.3kg £138.73 293.2p West Hale Farm
225 @ 52.8kg £136.75 258.7p South Side
36 @ 42kg £135.84 323.2p High Field
37 @ 47kg £133.68 283.94p Fawcett Park
39 @ 46.1kg £133.47 289.19p Stubsgill
16 @ 41kg £131.95 321.34p Brackenslack
20 @ 49.6kg £131.18 264.21p Kelmore Hill
12 @ 45kg 130.54 287.9p Skylin
14 @ 38.8kg £129.19 332.48p Woodfoot
46 @ 46.2kg £128.39 277.79p Towers Farm
12 @ 50kg £127.80 253.91p Park House Farm
119 @ 42.6kg £126.90 297.68p Hall Farm House
130 @ 47.4kg £126.80 267.43p Chapel Farm
19 @ 41.6kg £126.22 303.19p Prospect Cottage
53 @ 49.1kg £125.15 254.44p East Todholes
46 @ 45kg £124.68 276.67p West Farm
20 @ 42.8kg £123.12 287.6p Sawbridge Hall
33 @ 49.2kg £122.80 249.53p Middle Shipley
55 @ 42kg £121.88 289.93p Town End Farm
26 @ 47.6kg £121.43 254.8p Howgill Castle
114 @ 42.7kg £121.16 283.62p Marriforth
48 @ 41.2kg £120.92 290.4p Castle Hill
129 @ 42.2kg £120.72 286.06p Hyde Park
18 @ 44.1kg £120.68 273.58p Burton Hill
24 @ 40.7kg £120.18 294.91p Black Syke

Leading Prices –

Prime Hoggs

Price Per Head –

Beltex £162.80, £137 Chapel Farm; £159.30, £144.80, £135.30 Hall Farm House; £158.80(2), £157.30, £145.80(2), £137.80 High Field; £156.30 Skylin; £156.30, £156, £154.30, £153.80, £153 Little Beck; £155, £152.80 Stubsgill Farm: £154, £153.80, £152.80, £143.80, £142, £141 Fawcett Park Farm; £154, £150, £144.80, £143.80 Marriforth; £153.80, £146.80, £140 Brackenslack; £152.80, £150, £146, £142.30(2), £138.80, £138, £136.80, £136.30(2) South Side; £151.30, £146.30, £138.80 New Pastures Farm; £148.80, £143.80, £137.80, £135 West Hale Farm; £145.80 Black Syke; £145.30 Woodfoot; £144.30 Decklyn; £144.30 Ash Garth; £142.80 Littleburn Farm; £141.80, £135.80 Manor Farm; £138.80 High Wardses: Texel £153.80 Grassgill Lodge; £147.80 Littleburn Farm; £144.80, £133.30, £130.80 East Todholes; £144.30, £142.80, £141.30 South Side; £143.80, £138.80 Lansmere; £139.30 Prospect Farm Cottage; £138.80 Blades Field Farm; £138.80, £131.80 Hall Farm House; £137.30, £135.80 New Pastures Farm; £137 Kelmore Hill Farm;  £136.80, £131.80 Towers Farm;  £135.80, £135.30 Fawcett Park Farm; £135.80 Manor Farm; £134.80 Hyde Park; £134.80 Stubsgill Farm; £134.30 Marriforth; £134 Catherine Holme; £133.80, £131.80 Chapel Farm; £133.80 West Farm; £133.80(2) Carkin Moor Farm; £133.30 Park House Farm; £132.80 Brackenslack; £131.30 Woodfoot; £130.80 Harbarrow Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £145 Marriforth: Suffolk £144.80, £140, £127.80 Manor Farm; £133.80 Chapel Farm; £127.80 Woodfoot; £122.80 Middle Shipley Farm; £121.80 Old Mill Flatt: Blue Texel £144, £141.80 Littleburn Farm; £138 Kelmore Hill Farm; £134.80 Haithwaite; £130.80 Kirkland Fold: Mule £136 Kelmore Hill Farm; £128.80, £122.80, £119.30 Howgill Castle; £128.80 West Friar House; £128.30, £127.80 East Todholes; £128.30 Park House Farm; £123.30 Skylin; £123.30, £116.30 Marriforth; £120.30 Fawcett Park Farm;  £120.30 Howgill Farm; £119.50 Bow Hall; £119.30 Asby Grange; £118.80 Fountain Head; £116.80 Manor Farm; £115.80 Carleton Park; £115.80 Burton Hill: Charollais £125.80 Black Syke; £119.80, £116.80 Hawkrigg Farm: Border Leicester £123.30 West Farm: Cheviot £123.30, £121.30 Prospect House; £122.30, £112.80 Crossfell House; £118.80 Castle Hill; £117.30 East Rackwood Hill Farm; £112.80 Valehurst: Swaledale £116, £113.30, £112, £108.80 East Todholes; £113.80 Howgill Castle; £113.30, £112, £110.30 Kilnstown Farm; £111.80, £108.80 Harbour Flatt; £109.30 Ellergill; £108.80 Park House Farm; £107.30 High Blackton Farm; £105.30 Highfield House; £105 Low House: Zwartble £114 Chapel Farm: Scotch Blackface £113.80 Greystone House: Rough £110.80 Friarbiggin: Lleyn £107.80 Woodfoot: Herdwick £91.30 Starrah.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 402.6p, 390.8p, 385.8p, 371.4p, 366.2p Little Beck; 400.8p, 353.9p, 333.8p Ash Garth; 397.4p, 363.8p Stubsgill Farm;  385.6p, 378.3p, 348.3p New Pastures Farm; 384.6p, 362p, 334.8p Marriforth; 383.7p, 378.1p, 369.3p, 347.1p, 328.1p High Field; 382p South Side; 381.2p Skylin; 379.3p, 353.2p, 341.6p Hall Farm House; 373.8p Black Syke; 272.6p, 341.1p Woodfoot; 370p Decklyn; 378.6p, 335p Chapel Farm; 367p, 357.7p, 352.2p, 336.3p, 333.3p Brackenslack; 366.2p, 342.2p, 339.6p, 326.8p Fawcett Park Farm; 341.1p Castle Hill; 340p Littleburn Farm; 345.4p Town End Farm;  338.2p West Hale Farm; 337.6p Manor Farm; 333.7p Ascot House; 332.8p Grassgill Lodge; 327.7p Crossfell House: Texel 349.5p Grassgill Lodge; 347p, 319.6p Lansmere; 331.7p, 291p Prospect Farm Cottage; 324.4p Martindale Farm (Wearmouth); 323.8p, 298.4p Marriforth; 322p Woodfoot; 308.7p Abbey Farm; 307.2p Thorney Croft; 305.1p New Pastures Farm; 300p Hyde Park; 299.5p Town End Farm; 299.4p Townfoot; 298.3p Hawkrigg Farm; 295.9p Prospect Farm; 295.8p Black Syke; 295.5p Friarbiggin; 295.2p Manor Farm; 294.8p Martindale (Robinson); 293.9p Hall Farm House;  292.9p Chapel Farm; 292.4p High Field; 291.4p South Side; 290p Catherine Holme (Fiddler): Blue Texel 322.3p Littleburn Farm; 280.8p Haithwaite; 277.4p Kirkland Fold; 270.6p Kelmore Hill Farm: Cheviot 295.9p Prospect Farm; 288p Townfoot; 286.7p, 282p, 280.6p, 282p, 280.6p Crossfell House; 286.1p East Rackwood Hill Farm; 282.9p Castle Hill; 282p Valehurst: Suffolk 279.3p Black Syke; 276.8p Old Mill Flatt; 274.5p Harbarrow Farm; 271.9p Manor Farm: Charollais 278.1p, 272.3p Hawkrigg Farm; 273.9p Black Syke; 271.5p Plumtree House: Scotch Blackface 271p Greystone House; 250.8p East Rackwood Hill Farm: Mule 270.5p, 264.7p Marriforth; 265.1p, 250.6p Howgill Castle; 265.1p Asby Grange; 264.7p Castle Hill; 259.6p Manor Farm; 258.6p Chapel Farm; 257p Hartley Castle; 256p Fawcett Park Farm; 255.8p Harbarrow Farm; 251.6p Skylin; 250.8p Starrah; 250p Ashgill Farm: Lleyn 269.5p Woodfoot: Border Leicester 268p West Farm: Herdwick 260.9p Starrah: Swaledale 259.4p, 249.4p, 246.6p Ashgill Farm; 257.5p, 248.9p, 247.3p East Todholes; 254.2p West Friar House; 253p Harbour Flatt; 252.9p Castle Hill; 248p Buddle House; 242.1p Howgill Castle: Rough 235.7p Friarbiggin.

Cast Ewes

Lleyn £105.50 Woodfoot: Beltex £175.50, £154.50, £150 Carkin Moor; £126.50 High Field; £120 Bollam Terrace; £120 Wodencroft: Scotch Blackface £74.50, £70.50 Chapel Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £112.50 Asby Grange; £110.50 Howgill Grange: Mule £126.50 Birks Farm; £114.50 Sandwath Farm; £114.50 Gillses Farm; £114.50 Row End Farm; £113.50 South House; £113.50 Asby Hall; £112.50 Abbey Park: Herdwick £76.50 Gillses Farm: Rough £93.50 Chapel Farm: Suffolk £121.50, £116.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £120.50 Row End Farm: Swaledale £88.50 West Briscoe; £81.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £80 Sandwath Farm; £77.50 West End Farm; £77.580 Stubsgill Farm; 76.50 Fountain Head; £75.50 Bow Hall; £75.50 Ascot House; £74.50 Chapel Farm; £73.50 Bleathgill; £72.50 Kelmore Hill Farm; £71.50 Ravensteat; £71.50 Blades Field Farm; £71.50 Asby Grange; £71.50 Wythes Hill: Texel £170, £140 Wodencroft; £152, £134, £120 Carkin Moor Farm; £140, £117.50 Howgill Grange; £140 Gillses Farm; £135, £118.50 Abbey Park; £134 Row End Farm; £120.50 Ash Garth; £115.50 Dry Evers:

Cast Rams Zwartble £96.50 Chapel Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £120.50 Bleathgill; £120.50 Hartley Castle; £120Elm Pot; £114.50 Howgill Castle: Cheviot £93.50 Bayles Farm: Charollais £98.50 Smardale Hall: Rough £104.50 Smardale Hall: Swaledale £100 Hartley Castle;  £898 Howgill Castle; £93.50 Buddle House; £98.50 Middle End Farm; £88.50 South House: Texel £150 Hartley Castle; £110 Plumtree House: Beltex £130 Red House Farm