Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

2nd February 2021

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when a show of 2,578 sheep were forward consisting of 2,089 prime hoggs and 489 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £158 were a pair of 44kg Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Jackson, Little Beck, Kings Meaburn.

Topping at 381.5p/kg were three 39kg Beltex cross hoggs which made £148.80 from Messrs Williamson, Littleburn Farm, Hamsterley.

Messrs Wynne, Derbyshire sold a pen of Beltex cross hoggs to make 373.3p/kg for 40kg hoggs which sold for £149.30.

Messrs Bell, Hallbankgate Farm, Brampton sold 41kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £152.80 (373.3p/kg) with another pair of 44kg hoggs from this home selling for £156.

Messrs Watson, Whygill Head, Asby sold a pen of 34kg Beltex cross hoggs to make £126 (370.6p/kg).

Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm, Distington sold 45kg hoggs to make £155, with Messrs Richardson, Low Garth, Cockermouth selling 49kg hoggs at £153.

The 23 Beltex cross hoggs forward from Messrs Jackson, Little Beck sold to average an unbelievable £147.34 (347.2p/kg)

Pens of good meated commercial continental cross hoggs were also a flying trade the dearest seen for some time.

A pen of 13 48kg Texel cross Mule hoggs sold for £133.30 from Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill.

Messrs Hebson, Chapel Farm, Carlisle sold a pen of 12 43kg Texel cross Mule hoggs to make £122.80 (285.6p/kg)

Mule hoggs sold to £127.30 for a pen of 54kg hoggs from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan.

Topping the Mules at 269.8p/kg were a pen of 5 42kg which made £113.30 from Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby.

Messrs Forshaw, Longridge sold a ring-full of 22 Mule weighing 46kg to make £123.80 (269.1p/kg)

Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm sold another penful of 16 46kg Mule hoggs to make £122.30 (265.9p/kg)

Messrs Procter, Villa Farm, Great Musgrave sold a pen of 18 44kg Mules hoggs to make £116.80 (265.5p/kg).

Swaledale hoggs sold to £115.30 for a pen of 14 45kg (256.2p/kg) from Messrs Clarke, Howgill Castle, Milburn.

A ring-full of 22 Swaledale hoggs sold to top at 262.6p/kg for 42kg making £110.30 also from Howgill Castle.

Simply a flying trade for all classes of prime hoggs was achieved with no let up in the rise in trade once again and an overall sale average of 266.4p/kg and SQQ of 274.6p/kg being achieved which includes over 600 Mule and horned hoggs which were towards a third of the sale.

12 pens and 26 hoggs sold between £150-£158

34 pens and 83 hoggs sold between £140-£158

94 pens and 417 hoggs sold between £130-£158

11 pens and 32 hoggs sold between 350-381p/kg

32 pens and 70 hoggs sold between 320-381p/kg

221 Beltex hoggs sold to average £130.75 & 320p/kg

305 Mule hoggs sold to average £115.01 & 252p/kg

More good meated runs of heavy fed sheep are starting to come forward and taking advantage of our 12 active buyers here at Kirkby Stephen.

A pen of 27 58kg commercial Texel cross hoggs sold for £136.80 from Hyde Park with another pen of 22 Texel cross hoggs from this home weighing 50kg making £131.80 (263.6p/kg) and another pen of 20 49kg commercial Texel cross hoggs selling for £129.50 (264.3p/kg).

Cast sheep topped at £170.50 for a Texel cross ewe from Messrs Millar, Crookholm, Canobie.

Swaledale ewes topped at £78.50 from a pen from Messrs Smith & Shepherd, Glebelands, Knock.

Cast rams topped at £149.50 for three from Messrs Heron, Eastfield Farm, Warcop.

Leading Hogg Consignment Averages

23 @ 42.4kg £147.34 347.2p Little Beck
14 @ 47kg £141.64 300.4p Upper Brydekirk
17 @ 45.3kg £140.89 310.6p Littleburn
35 @ 44kg £137.01 311.3p Hallbankgate Farm
46 @ 49.8kg £134.84 270.7p Kirkbarrow Hall
10 @ 54.9kg £133.36 242.9p Calva
54 @ 47.1kg £132.31 280.5p Stubsgill
44 @ 46.4kg £129.81 279.4p Friars Garth
21 @ 42.1kg £129.30 306.8p Skylin
258 @ 53.1kg £129.20 242.9p Hyde Park
59 @ 48kg £128.69 267.9p Towers Farm
135 @ 46.4kg £127.94 275.4p Bolton Fold Farm
21 @ 48kg £127.90 265.4p Clarks Farm
43 @ 43kg £126.87 294.5p Low Garth
12 @ 44.5kg £123.65 277.8p Newsham Grange
11 @ 47.1kg £122.25 259p Yore House
22 @ 46.2kg £121.86 263.6p Kelmore Hill
86 @ 41.3kg £121.13 293.1p Town Head
           

Leading Prices –

Prime Hoggs

Price Per Head –

Beltex £158, £149.30, £148.80, £147.80, £145.80, £144.30 Little Beck; £156, £152.80, £151.80, £150.80, £132.80 Hallbankgate; £155, £152.80, £146.30, £139.80, £138.80(2) Stubsgill Farm; £153, £148, £144.80, £137.80, £137.30 Low Garth; £152 Hundith House; £151.30, £137.30, £136.80 Skylin; £150, £148.30, £144.80, £132.80 Upper Brydekirk; £149.30 Hall Farm House;  £148.80(2), £137.80, £133.30 Littleburn Farm; £138 Towers Farm; £134.80, £134.30 Town End Farm; £131.80 Hall Farm House; £130 Stripes Farm: Texel £149, £148, £136.80, £134.30, £132.80, £130.80 Bolton Fold Farm; £146.80, £136.80, £131.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £145.80, £138, £134.80 Whygill Head; £145, £137.80, £134.30, £131.30 Kirkbarrow Hall; £142.80, Littleburn Farm; £139.30 Carpool Farm; £138.80, £136, £134 Towers Farm; £138.80, £138(2), £133.80, £130.30 Friars Garth; £135.80, £132, £130.30 High Beck Head; £136.80, £136.30, £135, £134.50, £131.80, £131 Hyde Park; £136.80 Low Garth;  £134.80, £130 Calva Farm; £134.50 Wath Farm;  £134 Kelmore Hill Farm; £133.30 Stubsgill Farm; £130.80, £130 Yore House; £130.30 Hall Farm House: Blue Texel £148, £134 Littleburn Farm: Suffolk £132.80 Bolton Fold Farm; £132.30 Clarks Farm; £130 Upper Brydekirk; £128.80 Chapel Farm; £127.80 Hundith House; £125.30 Hyde Park: Charollais £128.80 Briggle Farm: Mule £127.30 Upper Brydekirk; £127.30, £122.30 Stubsgill Farm; £126 Old Mill Flatt; £125 Kelmore Hill Farm; £123.80 Bolton fold Farm; £123.30 Argill House; £122.80 Briggle Farm; £122.80 Skylin; £122.30 Croft House Farm; £120.80 Burton Hill: Border Leicester £126.80 Hyde Park: Cheviot £126.30, £125.80, £124.30 Hyde Park; £114.30, £112.30 Skylin: Rouge £125.80 Hall Farm House: Swaledale £115.30, £110.30 Howgill Castle; £106.80 Argill House; £106.50, £105.50(2) Eastfield Farm: Scotch Blackface £114.30 Greystone House: Bluefaced Leicester £106 Croft House Farm.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 381.5p, 310p(2) Littleburn Farm; 373.3p, 317p Hall Farm House; 372.7p, 354.5p, 335.1p, 323.9p Hallbankgate Farm; 370.6p Whygill Head; 364.1p, 360.5p, 359.1p, 343.6p, 323.5p Little Beck; 352.1p, 328.1p, 316.6p, 312.2p Low Garth; 350.8p, 343.9p, 343.3p, 333.3p Skylin; 345.6p, 335.8p, 335.1p, 327.1p Town End Farm; 345.5p Hundith House; 344.4p, 332.2p, 322.8p, 318p Stubsgill Farm; 337p, 316.2p, 314.8p Upper Brydekirk; 317.9p Londsdale Farm; 317.1p Stripes Farm; 317p Friars Garth; 310.8p Castle Hill: Texel 346.5p, 314.9p, 304p, 295.1p Bolton Fold Farm; 326.2p, 325.7p, 292.9p Hallbankgate Farm; 324.5p Littleburn Farm; 309.6p Carpool Farm; 308.4p Friars Garth; 299.6p Whygill Head; 296.1p Hall Farm House; 295.3p Towers Farm; 292.7p, 291.8p Town End Farm: Blue Texel 308.3p Littleburn Farm: Cheviot 280.8p, 272.1p Skylin; 280.3p Castle Hill; 266.6p Hundith House; 262.9p Townfoot: Rouge 279.6p Hall Farm House: Suffolk 274.5p Chapel Farm; 271p Bolton Fold Farm; 264.5p Briggle Farm; 262.3p Friars Garth; 260.8p Hundith House; 260p Upper Brydekirk: Mule 269.8p Castle hill; 269.1p Bolton Fold Farm; 265.9p Stubsgill Farm; 265.5p Villa Farm; 261.3p Skylin; 261.2p Yore House; 260.6p Townfoot; 260.5p low Garth; 260.2p Briggle Farm: Scotch Blackface 265.8p Greystone House: Charollais 262.9p Briggle Farm: Swaledale 262.6p, 256.2p Howgill Castle; 247.7p Eastfield Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £170.50 Crookholm; £130 Yore House; £125 Fair View; £125 Skylin; £124 Stoneriggs; £121.50, £120 Littleburn Farm: Beltex £140, £130, £120 Littleburn Farm; £125 Upper Brydekirk; £120 Skylin: Suffolk £115, £110.50 Littleburn Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £110 Greenriggs; £90.50 High Beck Head: Dorset £92.50 Colby Laithes: Mule £90.50 Greenriggs; £88.50 Yore House; £88.50 Oak House; £88.50 Fair View; £87.50 Upper Brydekirk: Swaledale £78.50 Glebelands; £76 Hill top Farm; £68.50 Stoneriggs; £68 Hesket Demain; £68 Greenriggs: Cheviot £76 Scar Sykes Farm: Easycare £74.50, £68.50 Hesket House.

Cast Rams

Bluefaced Leicester £145.50 Eastfield Farm: Texel £101.50, £100 Fair View: Dorset £96.50 Colby Laithes: Beltex £95.50 Scar Sykes; £93.50 Bollam Terrace: Scotch Blackface £80 Castle Hill: Swaledale £70 Springfield; £68.50 Hebblethwaite Hall.