Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

29th May 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night where 1,584 sheep were forward consisting of 400 spring lambs, 727 prime hoggs and 457 cast sheep.

Topping the spring lambs at £170 was the Overall Champion pair of lambs in our Anniversary Show for the start of Tuesday afternoon sales here at Kirkby Stephen. These pair of Beltex cross lambs weighing 40kg sold for 425p/kg (£170) and were consigned by regular consignors Messrs Sowerby, Terry’s Farm being purchased by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.

First Prize Continental & Overall Champion Pair
l/r Ian Sowerby (Vendor) and Michael Dowding of Dowding Butchers, Appleby (Judge)

First Prize Suffolk Pair
l/r Michael Dowding of Dowding Butchers, Appleby (Judge) and Ian Sowerby (Vendor)

The show was kindly sponsored by The NFU, Appleby Branch, Our judge Mr Michael Dowding of Dowdings Butchers, Appleby had a difficult task in placing a fantastic show of new season lambs, with the following places being awarded

Continental cross (pairs)
1st & Champion – G Sowerby, Terry’s Farm – £170 (40kg)
2nd         TW Hunter, Upper Brydekirk – £130.30 (41kg)
3rd          S Sowerby, Terry’s Farm – £168 (45kg)

Suffolk cross (pairs)
1st          G Sowerby, Terry’s Farm – £135 (48kg)
2nd         G Sowerby, Terry’s Farm – £122.50 (44kg)
3rd          Ms Lyle, Staingills – £112 (38kg)

The consignment of 30 lambs from Terry’s Farm averaged 41kg £132.33 (322.7p/kg).

Spring lambs were a fantastic trade here at Kirkby Stephen once again with 400 lambs forward averaging 273.61p/kg.

Prime hoggs topped at £134.80 for a pen of Suffolks from Kay Thompson of Whins Farm and 60 fantastic Hill Cheviot hoggs from Messrs Smithson, Bloan Farm weighing 53 kg sold for £130.30 (245p/kg).

Cast sheep were also a flying trade again with this section topping at £158.50 for Texel cross ewes from Messrs Addison, Hayberries, Barnard Castle which were bought by Janan Meat.

Messrs Thompson, Whins Farm sold a consignment of 50 Suffolk, Charollais and Mule ewes to average £120.63.

Spring Lambs

Price per Head – Beltex £170, £168, £152.80, £130.50 Terrys Farm; £133.80, £130.30, £128.30 Upper Brydekirk; £120.80 Old Mill Flatt; £120 Clifton Moor: Dutch Texel £154, £120.30 Terrys Farm; £121.80, £119.30, £118.30 Staingills Texel £131.30 Westfield Farm; £130, £121.80 Westfield House; £129.30 Foxtower View; £126, £121.80(2) Clifton moor; £125.30 Hayberries; £122.80 South View; £122.80 Rosgill Head; £121, £120 Williamsgill Farm; £120.80(2) Staingills: Suffolk £135, £122.50 Terrys Farm: Charollais £125.80 Old Mill Flatt: Zwartbles £102.80 Ormside Lodge: Mule £75.30 Castle Hill.

Price per KiloBeltex 425p, 373.3p, 372.7p, 303.5p Terrys Farm: Dutch Texel 358.1p Terrys Farm; 302.1p, 281.7p Staingills; 287p Clifton Moor: Texel 296.9p, 295.5p, 294.6p, 282.4p, 280p Staingills; 288.9p Rosgill Head; 286.4p, 283.3p Clifton Moor: Suffolk 281.3p, 278.4p Terrys Farm; 261p Williamsgill Farm: Charollais 267.9p Castle Hill; 265.4p Greenfield Farm; 263.3p Holme Farm: Mule 235.3p Castle Hill.

Prime Hoggs

Price per Head –  Suffolk £134.80, £102.80 Whins Farm; £95.80 Newton Farm: Cheviot £131.80, £115.30 Sunny Gill Farm; £130.30, £129.30 Bloan Farm; £97.80, £95.80 Little Eccleston Hall; £95.30 Hallbankgate Farm: Texel £126.80, £125, £119.80(2), £115.80 Sunny Gill Farm; £107.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £107.80 East Rackwood Hill; £104.80 Croglin Low Hall; £102.80 Setterah Park; £102.30 Newton Farm: Charollais £120.80, £103.80, 398.80, £94.80 Whins Farm: Beltex £119.30, £105.80 Hallbankgate; £116.80, £102.80(2) Haithwaite; £108.80, £105.80 Buckles Farm: Blackface £112 Newton Farm; £94.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £91.80 Little Eccleston Hall: Mule £90.80 Greenriggs; £90.80 Hole House: Swaledale £79.80, £77.80 East Rackwood Hill; £79.80 Greenhills Farm; £77.30 Hole House; £76.80 Setterah Park; £75.80 Uldale Farm.

Price per KiloBeltex 268.4p Newton Farm; 265.5p Haithwaite; 258p Hallbankgate Farm; 253p Buckles Farm: Texel 249.5p, 245.6p Newton Farm; 246.4p Sunny Gill Farm: Cheviot 245.8p, 244p Bloan Farm; 245.3p Sunny Gill Farm; 239.5p, 238.5p Little Eccleston Hall; 238.3p Hallbankgate Farm: Suffolk 245.6p Newton Farm: Blackface 229.5p Little Eccleston Hall: Charollais 219.6 Whins Farm.

Cast Ewes – Texel £158.50 Hayberries; £124.50 Whins Farm; £112.50 Westfield House Farm; £112.50 Raisgill Hall; £112.50 Setterah Park; £110.50, £108.50 Greenfield Farm; £110.50 Staingills; £110.50 Galloper Garth; £100.50 Staingills: Charollais £134.50, £128.50(3), £120.50, £110.50 Whins Farm: Suffolk £132.50 Westfield House Farm; £128.50, £126.50, £108.50 Whins Farm; £118.50 Terrys Farm; £104.50 Hunger Hill: Dutch Texel £130.50 Terrys Farm: Zwartbles £126.50 Hayberries: Bluefaced Leicester £114.50 Thornley Hall; £110.50 Wythes Hill: Mule £112.50, £106.50, £102.50 Whins Farm; £97.50 Powis Hous; £92.50 Stotley Hall: Beltex £108.50 Westfield House Farm; £102.50 Starrah: Cheviot £90.50, £84.50 Crossfell House; £87.50 Low Greenside: Swaledale £83.50, £74.50 Keisley Farm; £82.50 Allotment Farm; £82.50 Galloper Garth; £78.50 Ghyll Brow; £77.50 Stotley Hall Farm: Blackface £76.50 Newton Farm; £68.50 Elmgill: Rough £73.50 Galloper Rise; £69.50 Whinfell Terrace.

Cast Rams – Beltex £114 Setterah Park: Texel £104, £94 Setterah Park; £96.50 Fell View: Bluefaced Leicester £100 Castle Hill: Swaledale £86.50 Keisley Farm.