Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

2nd February 2016

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night, where an entry of 2,389 sheep were forward consisting of 2,002 prime hoggs, 387 Cast ewes and rams.

Topping the sale at £124 was a Beltex cross hogg from Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park, Dufton, which was purchased by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd. 

Topping at 288.60p/kg was a pen of Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Harryman, Keskadale Farm, Keswick which were also bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

A packed ringside of 14 active buyers, purchasing for 22 different outlets were present, this resulted in all classes of prime sheep being as dear a trade as recently seen. 

Well finished hoggs of all breeds and weights were strongly competed for, with the smartest bred Continental cross hoggs once again demanding great premiums at Kirkby Stephen.

The 2.50p/kg mark was exceeded on over 25 different occasions, the £100 barrier being broken on 21 different occasions. 

Good meated pens of Mule and horned hoggs were also great to sell, with a pen of 20 Mule hoggs topping at 181.80p/kg from Messrs Goad, Burton Hill, Sedbergh.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head – Beltex £124, £109.80, £100.50, £96.80 Fawcett Park; £114.80 (2), £112.80, £106.80, £103.80, £102.80, £100.80, £99.80, £98.80 (2), £98.30, £97.80 (2), £94.80 (2), £93.80, £90.80 Outgang Farm; £98.80 Keskadale Farm; £98.80 (2) Dona Close; £96.80, £93.80 Low Cow Helm; £95.80, £95.30, £94.80, £91.80 Bank House; £94.80 Basco Dyke; £93.80 Town End Farm, £93.30 Stripes Farm: Texel £113.80, £100.80, £96.80, £94.80, £93.80, £92.80 (2) Dona Close; £108.80, £97.80, £95.30, £92.80 (3) Basco Dyke; £105.80, £94.30, £91.80 High Beck Head; £102.80, £96.80 Bank House; £98.80 House & Holme Farm; £98.80 Town End Farm; £97.80, 390 Heather Bank; £94.30 Bolton Grange; £93.80 Outgang Farm; £91.80 Midtown Farm: Suffolk £90.80 Blades Field Farm; £88 House & Holme Farm; £85.30 Redlands Bank: Rouge £89.80 Keskadale Farm: Dutch Texel £88.80 Dry Howe; £87.30, £83.30 Thorney Scale: Charollais £87.30 Hawkrigg Farm; £82.30 Rigby House: Bluefaced Leicester £86.80 Low Cow Helm; £84.30 High Beck Head; £83.80 Greenriggs; £80 Howgill Grange: Mule £86.30, £83.80 The Slack; £85.30 Blades Field Farm; £85.30 Howgill Castle; £84.80 Harbour Flatt; £84.30 Croft House Farm; £83.30 High Beck Head; £83.30 Midtown Farm; £81.80 Burton Hill: Swaledale £83.80 (2), £80.80 (2), £78.30 Harbour Flatt; £79.80, £78.30, £76.80 Dirt Pit Farm; £73.80 Glebe Farm; £72.30 Howgill Castle; £72.30 Ashgill Farm; £72 Blades Field Farm; £71.30 Croft House Farm: Blackface £82.80 Greystone House: Rough £79.30 High Lane : Zwartble £73.80 Decklyn: Cheviot £72.80 Redlands Bank.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 288.6p Keskadale Farm; 273.7p, 262.3p, 249.5p, 238.3p Bank House; 263.8p, 254.7p, 241.1p Fawcett Park; 263.6p, 260.9p, 256.2p, 250.8p, 244.3p, 235.2p Outgang Farm; 253.5p Town End Farm; 253.3p Dona Close; 236.3p Windygate: Texel 257p Bank House; 242.1p, 218.1p, 206.2p (2), 206p Dona Close; 222.3p, 211.8p Basco Dyke; 217.3p Heather Bank; 204.2p Street House; 204p Midtown Farm: Rouge 224.5p Keskadale Farm: Dutch Texel 198.3p, 194p Thorney Scale; 193p Dry Howe: Charollais 194p Hawkrigg Farm: Mule 181.8p Burton Hill; 181.5p Howgill Castle; 177.3p The Slack; 175.7p Eden Flatt; 175.1p Ashgill Farm: Suffolk 181.5p Redlands Bank; 174p Glebelands: Blackface 180p Greystone House; 173.3p Greenhow: Swaledale 178p, 171p (2) Harbour Flatt; 177.7p Shieldhill Top; 176.3p Howgill Castle; 173.3p Broadmea Farm; 171.6p Glebe Farm; 170 Coverhead Farms: Cheviot 174.4p Thornship Farm; 173.3p Redlands Bank: Rough 157p High Lane.

Cast Ewes –Texel £120.50, £83.50 Crossfell House; £92.50, £80.50 Church Farm; £84.50 Town Foot; £82.50 Stoneygarth; £80.50 Outgang Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £105, £85.50 South House: Suffolk £89 Church Farm: Cheviot £75.50 High Lane; £74.50 Crossfell House: Mule £71.50 Abbey Park; £70.50 Bunker Hill; £70 Outgang Farm; £66.50 Crossfell House; £66.50 Town Foot; £65.50 Stoneygarth; £65.50 Church Farm: Rough £66.50 High Lane: Swaledale £55.50, £52.50 Nether House; £55.50 (2) High Green; £55.50 Hartley Castle; £55 Low Cow Helm; £54.50 High Beck Head; £54.50 Church Farm; £54.50 Glebelands; £52.50 Town Foot; £51.50 Croft Farm; £51.50 Swathburn; £50.50 Blades Field Farm.

Cast Rams – Bluefaced Leicester £114.50 Stoneriggs; £110.50 Step Ends farm; £84.50 Nether House: Texel £100 Outgang Farm; £88.50 Fell View: Swaledale £67.50 Swathburn; £60.50 Nether House; £55.50 Uldale Farm; £54.50 Swathburn: Ryeland £63.50 Wath Farm: Rough £56.50 Outgang Farm.