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Beltex lambs top trade at Kirkby Stephen market

An entry of 1,843 sheep was forward at Kirkby Stephen Market, consisting of 1,431 prime lambs and 412 case ewes and rams.

Topping the market at £94.80 was a Texel lamb from Messrs Hastwell, The Buildings, which was brought by Mr A Atkinson.

Next, and selling for £88.80 and £87.30, were a pair of Beltex lambs from Messrs Hughes, Donna Close. Both were purchased by Vivers Scotlamb.

Trade was firmer than expected, being similar to last week and dearer than it had started at the beginning of this week.

Prime Lambs

Price per Head

Texel £94.80, £82.30 The Buildings; £90, £74.30 West Briscoe; £78.30 Orchard Farm; £77.80 Blandswath Farm; £76.80, £74.80 Fair View; £76.30 Hesket Demain; £74.80 Jardines Farm;   

Beltex £88.80, £87.30 Dona Close; £88, £78.20 Easegill Head; £86, £80.30, £78.30 Birch Bush; £78.30 Pennine View; £77.80 (x2), £76.80 Needless Hall Farm

Charollais £75.30 Fair View; £70 (x2) Orchard Farm

Mules £69.80 High Green Farm; £69.80 Pennine View; £69.50 Bents Farm; £68.30 Dale Forge; £67.80 Gillses

Rough Fell £53.80 Whinfell Terrace

Swaledale £53.80 Dale Head

Price per Kilo

Beltex 211.4p, 207.9p Dona Close; 200.8p, 200p Birch Bush; 200p, 193.1p Easegill Head; 189.6p, 187.5p Needless Hall Farm

Texel 182.9p, 167.8p The Buildings

Charollais 172.8p Orchard Farm

Mules 151.7p High Green Farm


Cast Ewes/Rams

Texel £84.50 The Buildings; £65.50 Step Ends; £60 Grouse Hall; £60 South House

Mules £60.50 Castlethwaite

Rough Fell £54.50 The Old Mistle

Hill Cheviot £54 Lane Side

Swaledale £50.50 West Stoney Keld; £46.50 Dousgill Farm

Rhian Price

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