Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

24th July 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night, where a fantastic entry of 4,325 sheep were forward consisting of 3,121 prime lambs and 1,204 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £116 was a Beltex cross lamb from Mr K Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside which was bought by Dowding’s Butchers, Appleby.
Topping at 264.7p/kg was a pen of 43kg Beltex cross lambs which made £113.80 from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.
A bumper entry of over 3,000 prime lambs sold to a strong overall sale average of 191.44p/kg.
Messrs Fairburn, Marriforth sold 130 Continental cross lambs to average 41kg, £87.86 (214.29p/kg).
Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk sold their consignment of 40 lambs to average 41kg, £87.29 (212.9p/kg).
Heavy sheep were a strong trade with heavy Mule lambs selling to £101 from Messrs Allan, Oakbank.
Another great entry of over 1,200 cast sheep were forward.
Good pens of horned ewes were good to sell with a pen of 10 strong Swaledale ewes selling for £60.50 from Messrs Marston, Millstone Moor Farm, Cockermouth.  The whole consignment of 234 Swaledale ewes from Millstone Moor Farm sold to average £40.38.
Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill Farm sold 56kg Texel cross lambs to £112.80.Well bred good meated heavy lambs regularly sold between 195 – 205p/kg.
Well fleshed pen of light lambs were also in strong demand with a pen of Continental cross lambs weighing 31kg selling for £67.80 (218.7p/kg) from Messrs Balmer, Low Grassgill.
Good meated pens of 31-37kg Continental cross lambs regularly sold between 190-210p/kg.

Leading Prices

Prime Lambs

Price per head – Beltex £116, £105.80, £104.80 (3), £94.80 Terrys Farm; £113.80, £99.80, £98.30, £97.80 (2), £90.30 Upper Brydekirk; £109.80, £101.80, £93.80, £91.30 (2) Galloper Park; £109.80, £96.30 (2), £95.80, £94.80, £93.80, £92.80 Ascot House; £104.30, £93.30 Starrah; £103.80, £100.30, £94.80, £94.30 (2), £93.30, £91.30, £90.30, £90 Marriforth; £98, £90 Carkin Moor Farm; £97.30 Crosby Hall; £96.80 Holme Farm; £93.30 Parkside; £91.30 Low House; £90.80 Askrigg Hall; £90.80 Windygate Farm; £90.30 Balgray Hill; £90.30, £90 Needless Hall Farm; £90 Mid Farm: Texel £112.80, £94.30 Stubsgill Farm; £108.80 Terrys Farm; £106.80, £96.30 Birch Bush; £102.80 Galloper Garth; £102.80 High Street; £101 Balgray Hill; £96.80 (2), 396.30 Town End Farm; £96.80, £90.80 Maison Gill; £96.80 Lansmere; £96.30 Nelson Farm; £95.80, £90.80 Rosgill Head; £94.80 Home Farm; £93.80 Jerusalem Farm; £92.30 Breaks Hall; £91.30 Ravenwood; £90.80 Black Syke; £90.80 Crossfell House: Dutch Texel £104.80, £103.80, £100.80, £100.30, £94.30, £93.80 (2) Terrys Farm; £96.30 Staingills; £92.80 Littleburn Farm: Mule £101, £87.80 Oakbank; £93.30 Yore House; £83.80 Whitewall Farm; £78.80 Bridge End House; £76.30 Swathburn; £75.80 School Cottage: Suffolk £94.30 Terrys Farm; £92.30 Rigby House; £88.80 Potlands; £87.80 Holme Farm; £86.80 Villa Farm; £86.80 Claylands Farm; £85.80 Low Grassgill; £82.30 Duckintree Farm; £81.30 Crosby Hall: Charollais £90.80 Black Syke; £82.30 East Mellwaters: Blue Texel £90.80 Staingills: Cheviot £86.80 Eastfield Farm: Rouge £84.80 Staingills: Jacob £67.80 Green Rigg: Swaledale £60 Galloper Rise.

Price per kilo – Beltex 264.7p, 244.5p (2), 234p, 232.1p Upper Brydekirk; 261.4p, 246.9p, 245.6p, 237.9p, 234.5p, 229.3p Ascot House; 258p236.7p, 228.1p, 227.8p Terrys Farm; 249.5p, 226.2p Galloper Park; 248.3p Starrah; 238.8p, 230.7p, 230p, 228.3p, 225.8p Marriforth; 237.3p, 236.8p, 225.1p Carkin Moor Farm; 236.6p, 226.3p Crosby Hall; 233.3p, 225.9p Parkside; 232.4p Home Farm; 230.3p Friar House Farm; 226.4p Woodland House Farm; 225p Mid Farm; 225p Needless Hall Farm: Dutch Texel 234.9p Staingills; 234.4p, 228.8p, 228p, 219.3p, 218.3p, 28.4p, 208.1p, 207.6p, 205.3p Terrys Farm: Blue Texel 227p Staingills: Texel 213.6p, 209.5p Staingills; 209.8p Breaks Hall; 206p Town End Farm; 204.4p, 201.9p Maison Gill; 201.7p Lansmere; 200.8p Home Farm: Rouge 198.1p Bank End Farm; 192.7p Staingills; 190p Hallbankgate Farm: Charollais 197.4p Black Syke; 188.5p Staingills: Suffolk 196.5p Terrys Farm; 196.4p Rigby House; 190.9p Holme Farm; 190.8p The Croft; 190.7p Low Grassgill: Cheviot 188.7p Eastfield Farm: Mule 186.6p Yore House; 179.2p Oakbank; 178.3p Whitewall Farm; 178.1p Greenriggs; 177.8p Oak House; 177.4p Swathburn.

Cast Ewes – Texel £108.50 Street House; £104.50 Stripes Farm; £102.50 Lansmere; £99.50 Staingills; £95.50 Asby Mill; £91.50 Mill Cottage; £90.50 Grassgill Lodge; £90 Parkside; £90 Birch Bush: Bluefaced Leicester £104.50 Bail Hill View; £92.50 Davygill Farm; £87.50 Millstone Moor: Suffolk £90, £88.50 Littleburn Farm; £80 Staingills; £80 Rigby House: Mule £78.50 Millstone Moor; £69.50 Hartley Castle; £68.50 Staingills: Rough £65.50, £57.50 Arches Hall; £63.50 Flakebridge Farm; £55.50 Raisgill Hall; £54.50 High Lane: Swaledale £63.50 Oakbank; £60.50, £55.50, £50 Millstone Moor; £58.50 Bail Hill View; £57.50 Whitewall Farm; £55.50 Easegill Head; £54.50 South Thornberry; £53.50 Grassgill Lodge; £52.50 School Cottage; £51.50 West End Farm.

Cast RamsBeltex £118.50 Skelcies Hall: Rouge £114.50, £90.50 Skelcies Hall: Texel £108.50 West End Farm; £90 Fair View: Bluefaced Leicester £106.50 Musgrave House: Swaledale £90.50 West End Farm; £68.50 Ravenseat.