Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale & Easter Show & Sale of Spring Lambs

20th March 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep when 4094 sheep were forward consisting of 3345 prime hoggs 709 cast sheep and 40 spring lambs.

Topping the sale at £164.80 was a pen of 5 heavy Texel hoggs from Mr G. Slack, Heather Bank, Brackenber which were bought by Mr A. Atkinson.

Topping at 357.4p/kg for two pens of five Beltex cross hoggs were Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm, Helton which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

A fantastic consignment of 110 Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Tustian, Banbury sold to average 46.5kg and a whopping £139.99 (301p/kg)

Another excellent run of 90 Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Kendal, Outgang also averaged £134.34 (295.2p/kg).

Messrs Patchett, Ripon sold a wonderful consignment of 382 Texel cross hoggs to average 51.9kg £130.04 (250.5p/kg)

Messrs Turnbull, Boghall, Fife sold another great run of 204 Suffolk cross hoggs to average 54kg £132.03 (244.5p/kg)

654 hoggs sold between £130 – £164 with 13 pens selling over £150. Over 50 pens sold between 3.00-3.57p/kg.

The annual prize show for Easter Spring Lambs was held which saw a strong turnout of 40 New Season lambs being on offer.

The judging of these was carried out by local sheep buyer and farmer Mr H. Birkbeck, Soulby who awarded first prize to a 42kg Texel cross lamb from Messrs Tattersall, York which later went on to sell for £135 being bought by Mr Birkbeck on behalf of Steadman Butchers, Kirkby Stephen. The show was very kindly sponsored by Dugdale Nutrition, Clitheroe.

Mr Tattersall (vendor) & Mr Birkbeck (purchaser & judge) with the Champion Lamb

Show Results
1st        Messrs Tattersall, Town Farm (Texel Cross) £135 to Steadman’s Butchers
2nd       Messrs Chapman, Wells Green (Suffolk Cross) £119 to Steadman’s Butchers
3rd        Messrs Sowerby, The Villa (Hampshire Cross) £104 to Andrew Atkinson.

Spring Lambs
Price per head – Texel £135, £132, £129, £122.30 Town Farm: Zwartble £126 Avondale; £125, £121 Hayberries: Suffolk £119 Wells Green ; £110 Scar Top: Dorset £110.80 The Villa.

Price per kilo – Texel 321.4p, 286.7p Town Farm: Suffolk 277.8, 271.1p Scar Top: Zwartble 259.8p Avondale: Hampshire 253.7p The Villa; 250p Wells Green

Prime Hoggs
Price per Head – Texel £164.80 Heather Bank; £141.30, £125 Rookby Scarth; £138.80(x2), £136.80, £134.80, £132.80, £130.80, £129.80, £129.30, £128.30, £127.80, £126.30, £122.80 West Summersides; £138.80, £134.30, £133, £131.80, £125.80, £120.80 Helbeck Farm; £135.80 House & Holme; £134.80, £123.80 Town End Farm; £129.30 Dalbrack Farm; £128.80, £124.30, £122.80 Newton Farm; £127.30, £123.30 Setterah Park; £123.80 Burton Hill; £120.80 Calva Farm: Beltex £154, £153, £151, £150.80, £150(x5), £147, £146.80(x2), £146, £141.80, £137.80, £136.80(x2), £135.80(x2), £135, £134.80(x3), £132.80(x2), £131.80(x2), £130(x2) Outgang Farm; £152, £150.50, £150, £146.80, £144.80, £140.80, £140.30, £140(x2), £139.80(x2), £139.30, £139, £136.80, £132.30 Yarnhill Farm; £142, £139, £136, £134 Water Hall Farm; £141.80, £140.80, £140, £135.80, £132.80 West View; £137.80, £134.80, £130.80, £130 Kirkbarrow Hall; £130.80 Town Farm; £130.80 Greenbury Grange: Suffolk £138.30, £136.80, £133.30, £131.30, £130.30, £129.30, £125.80 Boghall; £134.80 Greenbury Grange; £125.30 Blades Field Farm: Charollais £136.80, £134.30, £133.30, £131.80, £129.30  Whins Farm: £129.30 Mount Pleasant: Blue Texel £127.80 Town Farm: Dorset £127.80 Mount Pleasant: Cheviot £125.80 Newton Farm; £120 Mount Pleasant; £107.30 West View; £105.80 Theakston Grange: Mule £125.30, £120 Town End Farm; £125.30 Mount Pleasant; £124.80 Dalbrack Farm; £121.80 Newton Farm; £119.80 Haber; £116.80 Setterah Park: Swaledale £116.30 Town End Farm; £108.80 Dalbrack Farm; £104.80 Laneside; £101.80 West Briscoe; £101.30 High Blackton Farm; £100.30 High Stennerskeugh; £96.80 Wemmergill Farm; £95.30 High Drybarrows; £94.80 Mount Pleasant Farm; £92.80 The Park Wall; £92.30 Blades Field Farm: Blackface £109.30, £103.30(x3), £100.80 Dalbrack Farm; £107.80 Greystone House; £106.30 West View: Dutch Texel £105.80 Gunnerwell: Bluefaced Leicester £99.80 High Drybarrows; £97.80 West Hindon Farm: Herdwick £97.30 Anns Cottage: Rough £94.30 Outgang Farm: Badger faced £93.30 Theakston Grange: Jacob £81.80 Auchentoul.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 357.4p(x2), 342.1, 341.4p, 328.1p, 327.8p, 326.1p(x2), 321.1p, 319.1p, 318.8p, 318.1p, 314.3p, 306.5p, 306.4p, 302.3p, 300p Outgang Farm; 352.9p, 341.1p, 333.3p, 320p, 316.7p, 315.9p, 310.9p, 305.8p, 305p, 301p, 300.7p Yarnhill Farm; 348.7p, 343.6p, 331p, 325.1p, 322, 302.1p, 300.8p Water Hall Farm; 330.3p Town End Farm; 322.3p, 312.9p, 311.1p, 308.6p, 304.4p West View; 320.5p, 320.5p, 314.1p, 311.6p, 309.5p, 304.2p Kirkbarrow Hall; 304.7p Town Farm; 300.7p Buckles Farm: Blue Texel 271.9p Town Farm: Texel 264.5p, 261.3p Newton Farm; 264p Town Farm; 264p Town End Farm; 264p, 261.30 West Summersides; 262.6p Calva Farm; 262p Hawkrigg Farm; 260.8p Dalbrack Farm; 260.5p, 260.4p Water Hall Farm; 260.2p East Lowfields: Cheviot 255.5p West View; 246.8p Newton Farm; 246 Theakston Grange: Suffolk 253.5p, 251.6p, 250.6p, 247.7p Boghall; 251.8p Theakston Grange; 248.4p Helbeck Farm; 246.2p Newton Farm; 245.4p Greenbury Grange: Bluefaced Leicester 252p, 248.4p, 240.2p, 234.8p Dalbrack Farm; 241.6p, 237p West View, 239.6p, 236.1p Greystone House; 233.7p Helbeck Grange: Charollais 249.5p, 247.3p High Drybarrows; 246.5p Water Hall Farm; 240p Home Farm: Mule 247p, 244.5p, 244.1p, 238.9p Yarnhill Farm; 238.8p Newton Farm; 235.5p Dalbrack Farm; 230.4p West Summersides: Dutch Texel 240.5p Gunnerwell: Badger faced 233.3p Theakston Grange: Swaledale 232.8p Low Stow Bank; 226.7p Dalbrack Farm; 226.4p, 222.3p Helbeck Grange: Herdwick 227.2p Anns Cottage.

Cast Ewes Suffolk £142.50, £118.50 Roman Vale; £140, £120, £116 Rymans: Texel £138.50, £132.50 Wodencroft; £130.50 Greenbury Grange; £126.50 Greenfield Farm; £123.50 House & Holme; £118.50, £110.50 Street House; £118.50 Lilac House; £118.50 Town End Farm; £117.50 Helbeck Farm: Beltex £122.50, £109.50, £108.50, £100.50(x2) Greenbury Grange; £102.50 Buckles Farm: Charollais £120 Orchard Farm: Cheviot £115, £99 Rymans; £92.50 Newton Farm: Zwartble £110.50 Holmrook, £90.50 Bleathgill; Bluefaced Leicester £94.50 High Drybarrows: Mule £90.50 Holme Farm; £90.50 South View; £85.50 The Park Wall: Swaledale £70.50 Bleathgill; £70.50 Dalbrack Farm; £66.50 Whingill; £66.50 Helbeck Farm; £65.50 Rookby Scarth; £65.50 The Croft; £60.50 Stoneriggs: Blackfaced £70 House & Holme; £59.50 Dalbrack Farm; £56.50 Newton Farm: Jacob £65.50 Clockeld: Herdwick £61.50 Dowthwaite Head Farm.

Cast RamsBluefaced Leicester £138.50 Bleathgill; £118.50 Laneside; £112.50 High Drybarrows; £110 House & Holme: Beltex £122.50, £118.50 Helbeck Farm; £100.50(x2) Buddle House: Texel £120.50 Riverside Cottage; £114.50 Hayberries; £110.50 Helbeck Farm: Swaledale £86.50 High Drybarrows; £83.50 Helbeck Farm; £74.50 Laneside; £72.50 Wemmergill Farm; Rough £84.50 Hardendale Hall.