Kirkby Stephen Sale of Bluefaced Leicester Rams & Females

3rd October 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen held their annual Bluefaced Leicester “Crossing sale” on Saturday.

The sale topped at £7,000 on two occasions from the same family, Messrs Reed, Lands Farm, West Gate firstly for West Biggin N1 which was a Highberries H2 sired ram lamb, which was successfully purchased by D Lawson, Masongill, Messrs Ayrton, Abbeystead, Messrs Ayrton, Over Wyresdale and Messrs Barker, Capernwray.

West Biggin N1

Secondly, West Biggin N7 which was again a Highberries H2 sired ram lamb and was successfully purchased by Messrs Smith, Tindale Fell and Messrs Collingwood, Eastgate.

West Biggin N7

Next selling for £6000 was Highberries N034 a Hundith Z004 sired ram lamb consigned by Messrs Marston, Millstone Moor, Redmain, and was bought by Messrs
Lodge, West Side House, Settle.

Selling for £5000 was Hewgill N28 a Riddings L007 sired lamb from Messrs Lord, West Dowgill, North Stainmore which went to sell to Messrs Bell, Highfield, Auchengray.

Messrs Brown, Asby Hall, Great Asby sold Asby Hall N16 a Smearsett K1 sired ram lamb to make £4000 selling to Messrs Bulman, Northallerton.

Some well bred top quality consignments of rams with top crossing blood within them were on offer here at Kirkby Stephen.

This ensured that plenty of buyers were present looking for rams and a strong trade was witnessed throughout the day.

An overall ram lamb average of £1144.12 for a almost 90% sale clearance was achieved.

168 Ram lambs averaged £1144.12
6 Aged rams averaged £1062.50
30 Shearling rams averaged £900.

Leading averages:
6       @      £3750          Lands Farm
4       @      £2800          West Dougill
3       @      £2633.33     Tarn House
5       @      £2150          Asby Hall
3       @      £1900          Glenrath
6       @      £1866.67     School Cottage
3       @      £1633.33     Redgate
23     @      £1485.71     Millstone Moor
4       @      £1350          Duckenshaw Farm
6       @      £1260          Midlock Farm
4       @      £1075          Buckles Farm
7       @      £1064.29     Bradley Field Farm
7       @      £1050          Asby Grange

Leading Prices:

Ram Lamb :- £7000(2), £3500, £2000 Lands Farm; £6000, £2200, £2000(2), £1800, £1500 Millstone Moor; £5000, £2800, £1800, £1600 West Dowgill; £4000, £2500(2) Asby Hall; £3800 Bradley Field Farm; £3800 Glenrath; £3800, £3200 Tarn House; £3200 Greenhow; £2600 Redgate; £2400 Millstone Moor(Nelson); £2200 Otterburn Lodge Farm; £1900, £1500 Duckenshaw Farm; £1800 Low Carry House; £1800 Greenriggs; £1800 Asby Grange; £1800 Buckles Farm; £1600 Marriforth:

Aged:- £3000 Millstone Moor; £5500 Bradley Field Farm; £450 Greenriggs

Shearling Rams:- £4000, £3000 School Cottage; £1600(2), £1200 Midlock Farm; £1200, £1000 Bradley Field Farm; £1200, £1100 Greenriggs; £800 Marriforth; £800 East Lowfields; £800 High Crossgill Farm: