Kirkby Stephen Primestock Sale

28th April 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 1,593 sheep were forward consisting of 60 spring lambs, 1,002 prime hoggs and 531 cast sheep.

Topping the spring lambs at £126 was a 44kg Texel cross lambs from Messrs Jarman, Brow Top Farm, Workington which was bought by Steadman Butchers Kirkby Stephen.

Topping this section at 295.2p/kg was a 42kg Dutch Texel cross lamb with sold for £124 from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was bought by Dowdings Butchers Appleby.

New season lambs were good to sell with a sale average of 248.31p/kg being achieved.

Prime hoggs topped at £115.30 for a pen of 13 45kg Beltex cross hoggs from Messrs Somerville, Lansmere, Penrith which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb, Annan.

Topping at 277p/kg were a pen of 40kg Beltex cross hoggs which made £110.80 from Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm, Helton.

Another pen of 14 34kg hoggs sold to make £92.30 (271.5p/kg) and a pen of 35 33kg Beltex cross hoggs selling for £87.30 (264.5p/kg) also from Outgang.

Messrs Mark, Sunny Gill Farm, Ousby sold a pen of 3 51kg Texel cross hoggs to make £111 selling to West Scottish Lamb.

Messrs Mark also topped the Hill Cheviot hoggs at £100 for a pen of 14.

Messrs Somervilles consignment of 30 hoggs sold to average 47kg £105.89.

Cast sheep topped at £136.50 for a pen of Suffolk ewes from Messrs Brannen Scar Top, Newbiggin which were bought by Pak Mecca Meats, Birmingham.

Rough Fell ewes topped at £79.50 for a pen of 10 from Messrs Steadman, Ellergill, Gaisgill.

Swaledale ewes topped at £74.50 for a pen from Messrs Wharton, Galloper Garth, Tebay.

Leading Prices –

Spring Lambs
Price per head –

Texel £126, £111.30, £111 Brow Top Farm; £120, £116(2) Street House: Dutch Texel £124, £116, £113, £112 Terrys Farm: Beltex £115 Woodside: Suffolk £112.80 Scar Top.

Price per kilo – Dutch Texel 295.2p, 280p, 275.6p, 269.8p Terry Farm: Texel 286.4p, 261.9p, 253p Brow Top Farm; 266.7p, 263.6p, 262.2p Street House: Beltex 280.5p Woodside: Suffolk 256.4p Scar Top; 234.9p Woodside: Charollais 223.8p House & Holme Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Price per head – Beltex £115.30, £106 Lansmere; £112.80, £110.80, £105.80, £103.30, £102.30, £99.30, £98, £97.80, £97.30, £97, £95.30 Outgang Farm; £111.80 Eden Gate Holme Farm; £102.30 Rawfoot; £100.80 High Field; £96.30 Townfoot: Texel £111, £110, £100(3), £98 Sunny Gill Farm; £106.80 Dalefoot; £102.30 Smardale Hall; £98.80 Crossfell House; £98, £97.80, £96.30 Outgang Farm; £97.80 Townfoot; £97.80, £96.30 Preston Manor; £96.50 Scales Hall; £95.80 Eden Gate Holme Farm; £95.30 Mount Pleasant Farm; £95.30 Howtown Hotel; £95 Stoneriggs: Cheviot £100 Sunny Gill Farm; £93.80 Birks Farm; £92 Bloan Farm; £87.80 Redlands Bank: Dutch Texel £98.30, £92.30, £90 Trainriggs Farm: Mule £93.30, £89.80 Villa Farm; £90 High Lane; £89.80 Easterbeck House; £88.80 Sunrise House Farm; £87.80 Hole House; £84.80 West Hindon Farm: Suffolk £90.80 Outgang Farm; £90.50 Redlands Bank; £90 Tullich: Charollais £90.80 East Mellwaters Farm: Swaledale £88.80 Hoggarths Farm; £88.80 Argill House; £88.30 Woodbine House; £87.80 Cowshill Bridge View; £87.30 Easterbeck House; £84.30 High Lane; £83.30 Hole House; £81 Highfield House: Scotch Blackface £85.80 Tullich: Rough £85.30 Outgang Farm; £80.80 Low Stead; £80.30 Raisgill Hall.

Price per kilo –

Dutch Texel 229.7p, 228.6p Trainriggs Farm: Beltex 227p, 275.8p, 271.5p, 264.5p, 263p, 259.2p, 258p, 257.6p, 248.7p, 243.6p, 241.8p, 240p Outgang Farm; 262.3p Rawfoot; 256.2p Lansmere; 245p Townfoot; 243p Eden Gate Holme Farm: Texel 222.7p, 217.6p Sunny Gill Farm; 221p Howtown Hotel; 219.3p, 218p Dalefoot; 218.7p Briggle Farm; 216.2p Mount Pleasant Farm: Cheviot 215.8p Redlands Bank; 206.6p Townfoot; 202.2p, 202p Crossfell House: Mule 213.8p, 202.8p Villa Farm; 192.6p Briggle Farm; 192p Birks Farm; 190p Dalefoot: Hampshire 202.1p Tullich: Suffolk 201.8p Briggle Farm: Rough 198.4p Outgang Farm; 196.8p High Lane: Swaledale 198.3p Musgrave House; 192p Smardale Hall; 191.6p High Lane; 189.5p Davygill Farm; 185.7p Easterbeck House; 185.1p Wemmergill Farm; 185p Hoggarths Farm: Scotch Blackface 191.2p Glen Ogle Farms.

Cast Ewes

Suffolk £136.50, £125.50 Scar Top; £97.50 Terrys Farm; £97.50 Scales Hall: Texel £128.50 Galloper Garth; £124 Scar Top; £122.50 Brow Top Farm; £120.50 Scales Hall; £119.50 Wodencroft; £111.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £109.50 Fell View; £108.50 Sideway Bank; £102.50 Allergill Farm; £100.50 Outgang Farm; £100.50 Low House: Scotch Blackface £95.50, £61.50 Kinner Kinnell; £61.50 Laneside: Beltex £91.50 High Field: Bluefaced Leicester £90.50 Wythes Hill; £90 Leekworth Gardens: Cheviot £88.50 Cocklake Farm; £77.50 House & Holme Farm: Mule £79.50 Brow Top Farm; £78.50 Shieldhill Top; £78.50 House & Holme Farm; £77.50 Moorhouse; £77.50 Goodlie Hill Cottage; £77.50 Billing Shild Farm; £77.50 Rawfoot: Rough £79.50 Ellergill; £68.50 Cocklake Farm; £68.50 Ghyll Bank; £64.50 High Lane; £64.50 Raisgill Hall: Swaledale £74.50 Galloper Garth; £73.50 Ellergill; £73.50 Leekworth Gardens; £71.50 Dale Head; £70.50 Rigg Farm; £70 Stoneriggs; £70 Argill House.

Cast Rams

Bluefaced Leicester £130.50 Raisgill Hall; £108.50 Davygill Farm: Texel £115 Leekworth Gardens; £112.50 Moorhouse; £108.50 Cocklake Farm: Swaledale £72.50 Hoggarths Farm; £66.50 Villa Farm: Herdwick £63.50 Low House.