Monday, November 30

Kirkby Stephen Annual Christmas Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle. Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen mart held their annual Christmas prize show and sale of store cattle on Monday.

Topping the sale at £1255 was the Champion steer which was judged by up and coming farmer young Thomas Birkbeck, Soulby. This 16 month old British Blue steer consigned by Messrs Tiplady, Littlebeck, Richmond and was bought by Messrs Webster, Ormskirk Trade for all types and ages of store cattle was tremendous and was said to have been much dearer than many recent sales. A strong ringside of buyers were present for all classes of cattle. Good quality heifers were particularly good to sell with this section averaging £964.69 for a predominantly younger show of cattle forward.

Show Results: Class 3 – Store Bullock 1st & Champion – RJ Tiplady, Little Beck 2nd – RJ Tiplady, Little Beck 3rd – MP&A Capstick, High Lane Class 4 – Store Heifer 1st – MP&A Capstick, High Lane 2nd – RJ Tiplady, Little Beck 3rd – RJ Tiplady, Little Beck Leading prices Bullocks – British Blue £1255 Littlebeck; £1175, £1145, £1085 Dona Close; £1115 Hartley House: Limousin £1235, £1125, £1075, £1015 Dona Close; £1145 Sandwath; £1125 Littlebeck; £1065, £1025 High Lane; £1055 Step Ends; £1055 High Griseburn; £1045 Dry Evers: Angus £1055, £975 (3) Wharton Hall: Blonde £975 (2) New House: Holsteins £875 (3), £805 (4), £800 (6) Wharton Hall: Welsh Black £875 Keld Farm.

Heifers – Limousin £1135, £1035 Littlebeck; £1125 Dona Close; £1075 The Gables; £1055 Sandwath; £935 Herdma House Farm; £935, £615 High Lane; £935, £905 The Street: British Blue £1005 High Lane: Charolais £1000 The Gables: Angus £900 (2) Wharton Hall.

Monday, November 30

Kirkby Stephen Cast and OTM Cows

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their fortnightly sale of cast & OTM cattle which included the annual Christmas prize show and sale, where 61 head were forward.

Topping the sale at £1391.25 (187.5p/kg) was a British Blue cross cow from Messrs Skidmore, Needless Hall Farm, Toronto, which was bought by Mr David Barker.

The pre sale show was ably judged by Mr Thomas Birkbeck, Soulby, who awarded the championship to a eight year old British Blue cross cow from Messrs White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, which sold for £1365.30 selling to David Barker.

Kirkby Stephen bucked the national trend of trade being easier, with the best quality end of cows being every bit as dear as they have been.

Show Results

Beef Bred Cow

1st & Champion JC&J White, Rigg Farm - 166.5p

2nd       CA&JG Skidmore, Needless Hall Farm – 187.5p

3rd        RJ Balmer, Low Grassgill – 145.5p

Dairy Bred

1st        M & K Chippendale, Wharton Hall – 135.5p

2nd       JD Bousfield, Blades Field Farm – 95.5p

3rd        JD Bousfield, Blades Field Farm – 93.5p

Cast Cows

Price per Head – British Blue £1391.25 Needless Hall Farm; £1365.30, £855.14 Rigg Farm; £1125.48 Greenriggs; £1094.16 Low Grassgill; £1083.85 New Hall: Blonde £1280.97, £1020.25 New Hall; £822.12 Roseleigh: Limousin £1121.32 Wheatsheaf; £1054.29 Easegill Head; £1027.23 New Hall; £1026.59 Staingills; £846.60 Scar Sykes Farm; £842.38 Fell View (Lancaster): Black & Whites £915.98, £832.07 Wharton Hall; £762.03 Blades Field Farm; £761.40 Gill Gate.

Price per Kilo – British Blue 187.5p Needless Hall Farm; 169.5p Greenriggs; 166.5p, 126.5p Rigg Farm; 145.5p Low Grassgill; 132.5p New Hall: Blonde 165.5p, 137.5p New Hall: Limousin 155.5p Easegill Head; 146.5p Fell View (Lancaster); 145.5p New Hall; 144.5p Wheatsheaf; 125.5p Staingills; 124.5p Scar Sykes Farm: Black & Whites 135.5p, 125.5p Wharton Hall; 124.5p Claylands Farm; 117.5p, 91.5p Gill Gate; 107.5p Street House; 95.50, 93.5p Blades Field Farm; 90.5p Kaber Fold: Belted Galloway 82.5p Heights Farm.

Cast Bull

Price per Head – Limousin £1025.92 Thorney Gale

Price per Kilo – Limousin 114.5p Thorney Gale

Tuesday 1st December 2015

Kirkby Stephen Weekly Sheep

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of Prime Sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 3,034 sheep were forward consisting of 2,450  prime lambs and 584 cast ewes and rams.

Topping the sale at £105.80 was a Beltex x lamb from Messrs Kendal, Outgang Farm, Helton which was bought by Steadman’s Butchers, Kirkby Stephen.

Topping at 229.10p/kg were a pen of Beltex x lambs from Messrs Dodd, West View, Temple Sowerby which were purchased by Vivers Scotlamb.

Mule lambs topped on two different occasions at £77.30.  Firstly for a pen of 30 lambs from Messrs Rawsthorne, Scargill Farm, Carnforth with the same price being achieved for another pen of 25 lambs this time from Messrs Huck, Sowerthwaite Farm, Lancaster. Messrs Rawsthorne sold a run of 210 lambs to average £74.05

Good pens of mule lambs were very good to sell with the total entry of 747 mule lambs forward averaging an excellent £70.63

Leading Prices:

Prime Lambs

Price per Head – Beltex £105.80, £97.80, £88.80, £85.80, £84.80 (x2), £82.80 Outgang; £100.80, £89.30, £87.80, £86.80, £86.30, £82.30 West View; £97.80, £93.30, £90.80, £90 Fawcett Park; £92.80, £86.80 Birch Bush; £92.80 Greenhow; £90.30, £83.90 Town Foot (Knowles); £86.80, £82.80 Low Bank House; £85 Terrys Farm; £83.80 Bank House; £83.80, £83.50 Castle Hill.  Rouge £90.30 Town Foot (Knowles).  Texel £88.80, £81.80, £78 Hollins View; £88.80 Stoneriggs; £81.30 Town Foot (Knowles); £79.80 Breaks Hall; £78.80, £77.80 High Meadow Farm; £77.80, £75.30 Amersber Cottage; £77.80 Bank House; £76.80 Cockfield Hall; £76.80 Glebelands; £76.80 Greenriggs; £76.80 Duckintree Farm; £76.30 Melbourne House; £75.80 Intake Bottom; £75.80 Littlebeck; £75.80 Keld Farm (Addison); £75.30 Yeldabrek; £75.30 White House; £75.30 Stripes Farm; £75.30 Wharton Hall; £75.30 Scargill Farm.  Suffolk £85.80 Jardines; £76.30, £75.30 Yeldabrek; £73.30 Villa Farm; £73.30, £72.80 Terrys Farm; £73 Scargill Farm; £72.80 Glebelands.  Dutch Texel £80.30, £76.30 Terrys Farm; £75 High Stennerskeugh; £74.80 Etherley House.  Bluefaced Leicester £80, £75 Greenriggs; £76.80 The Slack.  Charollais £77.80 Castle Hill.  Mule £77.30, £74.30 Sowerthwaite Farm; £77.30, £74.80 (x2), £74, £73.80, £72.80 Scargill Farm; £75.30 High Beck Head; £75, £74.80 The Slack; £73.80, £72.80 Greenhow; £73.30 Ellergill (Cannon); £72.80 Glebelands; £72.80 Eden Flatt; £72.30 Birch Bush; £72.30 Castle Hill; £72.30 Mill Cottage.  Herdwick £70.80 Decklyn.  Zwartble £69.80 Castle Hill.  Cheviot £68.80 Melbourne House.  Swaledale £67.80 Low Houses; £67.80 Hoggarths; £66.80, £66.30 Coverhead; £64.30 The Croft; £63.80, £62 Birch Bush; £61.80, £60.30 Bridge End (Brass); £60.80 High Birk Hatt; £60.30 West Briscoe.  Rough Fell £55.80, £53.80 Crooksbeck; £52.80 Ellergill (Steadman).  Goat £54.80, £50 Castle Hill

Price per Kilo – Beltex 229.10p, 217080p, 215.80p West View; 227.70p, 211.60p Outgang; 222.10p Fawcett Park; 212.30p, 211.70p Low Bank House.  Charollais 185.20p Castle Hill;

Texel 197.30p Hollins View; 185.80p Scarside; 183.70p, 180.90p Amersber Cottage; 178.80p Thorney Gale; 178.80p Low Bank House; 178p Narthwaite; 175.70p Bank House.  Goat 195.70p Castle Hill.  Rouge177.10p Town Foot (Knowles).  Dutch Texel 170p Etherley House

Suffolk 162.90p Villa Farm; 156.80p Highfield Farm.  Mule 161.20p Tarn House; 160.20p, 159.80p Easegill Head; 158.80p Glebelands; 158.80p, 157p Scargill Farm; 157.70p Croft House.  Swaledale 157.90p Coverhead; 154.50p Bridge End (Brass); 154.10p Hoggarths; 152p High Birk Hatt; 151.90p Birch Bush; 150.80p West Briscoe.  Zwartble 154.20p Town Head (Richardson).  Herdwick 153.80p Decklyn

Cast Ewes – Texel £87.50, £80 Yeldabrek; £72 Breaks Hall; £72 Low Farm.  Bluefaced Leicester £80, £73.50 High Green; £76 (x2) High Beck Head; £70 Gapshields.  Mule £63.50 Home Farm (Lowther); £60 Low Farm.  Rough Fell £60 Galloper Rise; £50 High Lane. Cheviot £56.50 Keld Farm (Addison).  Swaledale £54.50 Harbour Flatt; £52.50 Stoneriggs; £51.50 Swathburn; £50.50 Fawcett Park; £50.50 High Stennerskeugh.  Goat £54 Stoneriggs.  Blackface £53.50 Wharton Hall;

Rams – Texel £90 High Beck Head; £88.50 Breaks Hall; £82.50 Millmoor.  Bluefaced Leicester £87.50, £86.50 Greenriggs.  Beltex £82.50 Town Foot (Knowles).  Rough Fell £62.50 Ellergill (Steadman); £58.50 High Lane.  Swaledale £55 Fellowship Farm