Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

17th February 2015

On Tuesday 17th February Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime hoggs along with cast ewes and rams

A fantastic entry of 1318 prime hoggs met a brisk trade from the offset with all classes easy to cash resulting in an overall average of 180.22p/kg, which is a fabulous result considering the high percentage of horned and mule hoggs in the average.

Topping the sale at £113.80 was a tremendous Rouge hogg shown by Messrs J Smithson, Skelcies Hall, Kirkby Stephen which sold to Mr Ditta, Accrington.

The top price per kilo was 263.8p which was paid for an outstanding Beltex cross hogg from Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm, Helton which sold to Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.  Messrs Kendal sold a great run of 34 Beltex cross hoggs to average £93.36 (220.29p).

Cast ewes and ram were a flyer from start to finish with many better sorts well in excess of £110.  They topped at £137.50 for a pen of 3 Texel ewes from Messrs Somerville, Lansmere, Penrith.

Prime Hoggs
Price per Head – Rouge
£113.80, £98.80 Skelcies Hall: Beltex £110.80 (2), £106.80, £105.80, £103.80, £95, £94.80 Outgang Farm; £106.80, £98.80, £97.80, £94.80, £94.80 Town Foot; £104.80, £95.80, £91.80 Town End Farm; £99.80, £98.80, £96.80, £91.80 Crossfell House; £92.80 Windygate: Suffolk £100, £90, £85.30 Town End Farm; £85.80 Crossfell House; £84.80 Briggle Farm; £83.80 Sawbridge Hall; £83.80, £81.80 Lansmere; £81.80 Burton Hill; £80.80 Dry Evers: Charollais £99.80 Town End Farm; £92.80 Outgang Farm; £84.80 High Griseburn: Texel £98.80 Mountlea; £96.80, £90.30, £88.80 (2) Lansmere; £95.30, £90.80, £89.80, £88.80, £85.30 Crossfell House; £94.80, £91.80 Low Farm; £93.80, £91.30, £85.80 Town End Farm; £92.80 Town Head Farm; £91.80 Greystone House; £86.80 Calva; £85.80 Keisley; £85.80 Sawbridge Hall: Mule £86.80, £78.80 Keisley Farm; £85.80 Duckintree Farm; £85.80 Low Farm; £85.80 Town Head Farm; £82.80 (2), £75.30 The Slack; £80.80 (2) Crossfell House; £79.80, £75.30 Burton Hill; £79.80 The Croft; £77.30 Blades Field Farm: Dutch Texel £85.80 Gunnerwell: Blue Texel £83.30 High Meadow Farm; £80 Gracies Farm: Swaledale £82.80 Ettersgill House; £78.30 Low Farm; £77.80 South Wellhope; £76.80 The Slack; £75.80, £69.80, £67.80 Low Houses; £75 Mount Pleasant Farm; £73.30, £72.80 Tullich; £72.80 Town Head Farm; £68.80 The Croft; £68.80, £67.80 Keisley; £68.80 Town Foot; £67.80 Brough Castle Farm; £67.80 Easegill Head: Cheviot £81.80 Crossfell House; £81.80 Bents Farm: Zwartble £78.80 Crossfell House: Herdwick £62.80 Dowthwaite Head.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 263.8p, 257.7p, 254.3p, 247.1p, 232.8p, 226.2p, 225.7p, 220.4p Outgang Farm; 248.4p, 243.1p, 227.4p, 224.5p Town Foot; 234.1p Town End Farm; 232.1p, 222.6p, 222.4p, 220p, 215.9p Crossfell House; 226.3p Windygate; 217.4p Old Mill Flat: Texel 220.6p, 220.2p, 206.5p Lansmere; 206.4p, 194.9p, 192p, 190.5p Crossfell House; 199.5p Old Mill Flatt; 195.4p Town End Farm; 194.8p, 190p Sawbridge Hall; 192.4p, 192.2p Briggle Farm; 190.9p Hillhouse; 190.5p Burton Hill; 190.2p Brough Castle Farm; 190p Mountlea; 189.8p High Griseburn; 189.8p Town Foot; 189.5p Easegill Head: Dutch Texel 195p Gunnerwell: Cheviot 194.4p, 190.2p Crossfell House: Blue Texel 190.5p Gracies Farm; 185.1p High Meadows Farm: Charollais 188.3p, 187.3p Town End Farm; 185.6p Outgang Farm; 180.4p High Griseburn: Mule 179.6p, 175.7p Crossfell House; 179.3p, 172.5p The Slack; 176.9p High Griseburn; 175.7p Old Mill Flat; 175.7p Blades Field Farm; 173.8p Southwaite Farm; 171.6p Duckintree Farm; 171.6p Low Farm; 171.3p Keisley Farm; 171.1p Burton Hill: Suffolk 178.8p Crossfell House; 176.8p Old Mill Flatt; 174.6p Lansmere; 174.1p Town End Farm; 173.1p Briggle Farm; 171.9p Dry Evers; 171.6p Brough Castle Farm; 171p Sawbridge Hall; 170.4p Burton Hill: Swaledale 177.2p, 173.3p, 170.5p Tullich; 174p Low Farm; 173.8p Brough Castle Farm; 173.8p Keisley; 172p The Croft; 170.5p Mount Pleasant Farm; 169.5p Low Houses; 169.3p, 167.9p Town Head Farm; 169.2p Dry Howe; 168.9p Midtown Farm; 167p The Slack166.2p Bents Farm: Herdwick 161p Dowthwaite Head.

Cast Ewes – Texel £137.50, £99.50 Lansmere; £119.50, £94.50 Birch Bush; £115.50, £91.50 Town End Farm; £115.50, £107.50 Lowfield; £113.50 Birks Farm; £109.50 Ash Garth; £109.50 (2), £101.50 Thorney Scale; £107.50 Woodfoot (Jenkinson); £101.50 Wharton Hall; £100 Church Farm; £95.50 Windygate; £92.50 Low Barn: Suffolk £135.50 Lansmere; £103.50 Town End Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £113.50 Asby Grange; £99.50 Rutherford Farm: Beltex £109.50 Outgang Farm; £107.50, £83.50 Easegill Head; £83.50 Gracies Farm: Mule £95.50 Town End Farm; £91.50 Thorney Scale; £87.50 Lansmere; £86.50 Gracies Farm; £85.50 Low Barn; £85.50 Littlebeck Farm; £85.50 Windygate; £83.50 Marches Gill; £83.50 Church Farm; £83.50 Birks Farm; £81.50 Old Mill Flatt: Cheviot £94.50 Wharton Hall; £87.50 Bents Farm; £77.50 Herdship; £73.50 Melbourne House: Rough Fell £89.50, £83.50 Cotegill; £87.50 Barugh House: Swaledale £77.50 Church Farm; £77.50 Cotegill; £77.50 South Wellhope; £71.50 Midtown Farm; £71.50 Blades Field Farm; £71.50 Wythes Hill; £69.50 Argill House; £69.50 Rutherford Farm; £65.50 Bleathgill; £65.50 Asby Grange; £61.50 South House.

Cast Rams – Texel £129.50 Lansmere; £91.50 Birks Farm; £85.50 Outgang Farm; £80 Ellergill: Rouge £127.50 Skelcies Hall: Suffolk £113.50 Birks Farm: Bluefaced Leicester £111.50 Blades Field Farm: Swaledale £93.50 Blades Field Farm: Beltex £87.50 Gracies Farm: Rough Fell £83.50 Cotegill.