Kirkby Stephen Store Lamb Sale

22nd September 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their fortnightly sale of store lambs when a great entry 1004 store lambs were forward.

Topping the sale at £230 was a Beltex cross gimmer lamb from Messrs Marston, Easegill Head, Kirkby Stephen.

Another two pens of three Beltex cross lambs sold to make £220 and £200 also from Easegill Head.

Next selling at £190 were a pen of 10 gimmer lambs also from Messrs Marston.

Beltex cross wether lambs sold to top at £138 for a pen of six and a pair from Easegill Head, with a further three pens of six, five and two selling for £136 from this same home, along with another pen of 10 Beltex cross lambs making £134.

The full consignment of 300 store lambs from Easegill Head sold to average a fantastic £112.50 (up £34 on the year) with the majority of these being long term keep lambs.

Messrs Richardson, Low Garth, Cockermouth sold their consignment of 44 Beltex Cross long term keep lambs to average £117.30.

Steve Millman, Brackenslack sold his 15 Beltex cross lambs to top at £133 for a pair, and average a whopping £129.

26 pens of lambs sold between £120-£230 with 53 pens selling between £100-£230

The sale that included the wonderful full consignment of 300 Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Marston, Easegill Head for the first time was a resounding success with plenty of buyers in attendance for all classes of store lambs which were the dearest seen for some time, and with smart continental cross lambs being in extreme demand!

This is a sale to look out for in the future as prices for store lambs regularly exceed vendors expectations by £10-£20 per head.

Leading prices:

Beltex £230, £220, £200, £195, £190(2), £145, £138(2), £136(2), £134, £130, £124, £122, £120, £119, £114(2), £112, £111(2), £110, £105, £104, £103, £102, £101, £98, £91(2) Easegill Head; £133, £129(2), £127 Brackenslack(Millman); £126(2), £121, £118, £116, £115, £111 Low Garth; £110 Ellergill; £109, £91 Town Foot; £107, £100, £99(2), £98, £92, £90 Buddle House; £96 Castle Hill; £90 Main Street: Texel £142, £108, £102, 399, £98, £95, £91, £89, £88, £87, £83 Easegill Head: £100, £87 Castlethwaite; £99, £85, £82 Lynderek; £86, £81 Buddle House: Suffolk £81 Old Smithy: Mule £66 Pikestone Farm, £63.50 High wood End; £63 Well House: Swaledale £55.50, £50(2) Helbeck Farm; £50 Greenhills Farm: Scotch Blackface £55.50 Roundthwaite Abbey: Herdwick £32 Sleetburn: