Farmers Weekly Interactive

Lambs average 1.78p/kg at Kington

McCartney’s of Kington report a good entry of 2,400 sheep yesterday


“We had a good entry of 2,000 lambs which sold to a firm trade which was similar to earlier in the week,” they said.


“The lambs are later fattening this year mainly due to the wet weather and we are now seeing more lambs being marketed. Meated lambs were again at market premiums and therefore it is well worth grading the lambs well at home to obtain these higher prices.


“We had a pleasing trade throughout and all the lambs averaged a good 1.78p/kg up to 1.90p/kg.”


Lambs between 32kg and 39kg averaged 1.82p/kg up to 1.85p/kg

Lambs between 39.5kg and 45.5kg averaged 1.78 p/kg up to 1.95 p/kg

Lambs between 46kg and 52kg averaged 1.73 p/kg up to 1.80 p/kg

Lambs over 52kg averaged1.63 p/kg up to 1.65 p/kg

The lambs sold to £94.20 a head for some 55kg lambs from J E Jones


All lambs sold to a good trade. The lambs were in good demand from 7 buyers and

meated lambs again sold to premium prices.


Some 36kg lambs from P L and P A Jones made £65, 37kg lambs from A Hughes made £67, 39kg lambs from C and SF Thomas made £71, 41kg lambs from WS Croose and Son made £74, 43kg lambs from JW Lloyd and Son made £79.20, 44kg lambs from JD Price and Son made £80, 45kg lambs from CJ Nixon made £79, 48kg lambs from MH Gwilliam made £85, 49kg lambs from C Herraty made £87.50, 51kg lambs from GV Hardwick & Son made £88.50, 52kg lambs from A Giordano made £88.50.


“There was a good entry of 400 cull ewes selling to an improved trade. The buyers are requiring meated ewes which are not fat, which sold to premium prices.”


The ewes sold to a top of £139 for some Texel ewes from M J Bayliss and all the ewes averaged a good £70.10 a head with many hill ewes forward. Tups and weathers sold to a good trade and averaging £110 and £85 respectively. The cull ewes included a large proportion of thinner mule ewes and smaller hill ewes. 

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